Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PHOTO CALL: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The Broadway premiere of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, opened on Broadway April 22 foll…

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical Star Luba Mason Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Playbill.com's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience. …

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Laura Osnes, Sam Underwood, Max Crumm, Amy Spanger and More Celebrate Shakespeare at April 23 Like You Like It Concert by Michael Gioia

The concert version of the award-winning musical Like You Like It, based on As You Like It and set at a mall in the 1980s, is held April 23 at 54 Below in celebration of William Shakespeare&…

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Judith Light and Christopher Sieber Announce Drama League Awards Nominations April 23 by Carey Purcell

Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light and Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber announce the 2014 Drama League Awards nominations April 23 at 11 AM at Sardi's.

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New York Premiere of The Few, Featuring Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence and Tasha Lawrence, Begins April 23 by Carey Purcell

The New York premiere of The Few, by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter, begins performances at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater April 23 prior to an official opening May 8.

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Drama League Presents Rocky Composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty in Up Close Series April 23 by Carey Purcell

Award-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty participate in the Drama League's Up Close series April 23 at 7 PM.

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Romantic Drama Sea Marks, Starring Patrick Fitzgerald and Tony Nominee Xanthe Elbrick, Begins April 23 at Irish Rep by Carey Purcell

Irish Repertory Theatre concludes its 2013-14 season with a revival of Gardner McKay's Sea Marks, with performances beginning April 23. 

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Christine Toy Johnson, Antoinette LaVecchia, Richard Topol Star in New York Premiere of Tough Titty, Beginning April 23 by Andrew Gans

The New York premiere of Tough Titty, by the late, award-winning playwright Oni Faida Lampley, is presented April 23-May 11 at the Paradise Factory in the East Village.

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Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, John Cullum and Gabriel Ebert, Opens on Broadway by Carey Purcell

Casa Valentina, a new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein about an upstate colony where heterosexual men dress as women, officially opens on Broadway April 23 at M…

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Emma Hunton Defies Gravity in North American Tour of Wicked, Starting April 23 by Andrew Gans

The company of the first North American tour of the hit Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked welcomes Emma Hunton as Elphaba beginning April 23 in Richmond, VA, at the Altria Theat…

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Amber Gray, Jocelyn Bioh, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Shyko Amos, Danny Wolohan, Ben Horner Star in An Octoroon, Beginning April 23 by Andrew Gans

The Soho Rep world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon begins performances April 23 prior to an official opening May 4.

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Schools of the Stars: Where Casa Valentina Cast and Creators Went to College by Robert Viagas

Where the principals of the Broadway play Casa Valentina pursued their college studies.

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare: Ten Broadway Musicals Inspired By The Bard's Plays by David Gewirtzman

The gangsters in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate implore the audience to "Brush up your Shakespeare." In honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Playbill will help reade…

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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss and Putting the Pieces Together Cast Pick Inspirational Songs by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks and Natalie Weiss are among the performers set for Putting the Pieces Together: Volume 2, a benefit concert for autism awareness, April…

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Stage Adaptation of "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God" Heading to Broadway by Adam Hetrick

An Act of God, a stage adaptation of the satirical publication "The Last Testament: A Memoir By God," will bow on Broadway in 2015, producer Jeffrey Finn announced April 23.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Verdict: Critics Review Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris by Playbill Staff

The Broadway premiere of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, opened on Broadway April 22 at t…

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The Verdict: Live Updating Reviews of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris by Playbill Staff

The Broadway premiere of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, opened on Broadway April 22 at t…

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Book of Mormon Tour Is Top Earner in Easter Bonnet Competition; Event Raises a Record $4.53 Million by Robert Viagas

The 28th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition raised an all-time record $4,532,129 in six weeks of nightly curtain-call appeals. That total eclipsed the $4.25 m…

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After Midnight Celebrates Duke Ellington and Jazz Appreciation Month With Weeklong Events by Michael Gioia

The Broadway musical revue After Midnight, inspired from Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club, will celebrate Ellington's birthday (April 29) and Jazz Appreciation Month with a …

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: The Velocity of Autumn — Spunk, Spark and Boom! by Harry Haun

Playbill.com offers a behind-the-scenes look at opening night of Eric Coble's The Velocity of Autumn.

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Highlights From Act One Starring Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin and Tony Shalhoub

James Lapine directs his own adaptation of Moss Hart's classic autobiography that chronicles his struggle to escape poverty and forge a career in the theatre, which led to his collaborat…

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World Premiere of Found, by Tony Nominee Hunter Bell, Lee Overtree and Eli Bolin, Will Play Atlantic Theater Company by Carey Purcell

Atlantic Theater Company will begin its 2014-15 season by presenting the world premiere of the new musical Found.

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MCC Theater Season Includes Works by Neil LaBute, Simon Stephens, Jennifer Haley and Robert Askins by Adam Hetrick

MCC Theater will stage the world premiere of Neil LaBute's The Money Shot and Robert Askins' Permission as part of its 2014-15 season, which will also include the New York premi…

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Here Lies Love Pushes Cast Album Release Date to May 6 by Adam Hetrick

The original Off-Broadway cast album of the Public Theater's world-premiere production of the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love, starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana, wi…

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PHOTO CALL: A Sneak Peek at Upcoming "Glee" Episodes, "Opening Night" and "Back-Up Plan," With Shirley MacLaine by Matthew Blank

The hit Fox series "Glee" continues with weekly Tuesday installments. Here's a first look at the April 22 and April 29 episodes, entitled "Opening Night" and "Back-Up Plan."

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Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home From the Wars Will Play A.R.T. in 2015 by Adam Hetrick

Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' drama Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) will be staged in January 2015 as part of the American Repertory Theater's upcoming…

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Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser, Brian Hutchison Will Star in Conviction at Bay Street by Andrew Gans

Bay Street Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of Carey Crim's Conviction, which will begin performances May 27.

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Rocky Horror in Concert, Peter and the Starcatcher and Alabama Story Part of Pioneer 2014-15 Season by Michael Gioia

Pioneer Theatre Company has announced its 2014-15 season, which includes two musicals, a world-premiere play, the Utah premiere of One Man, Two Guvnors and a new concert series that will lau…

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PHOTO CALL: Lauren Molina and Steel Burkhardt Star in Regional Premiere of Murder Ballad by Matthew Blank

Lauren Molina and Steel Burkhardt star in the regional premiere of the Off-Broadway rock musical Murder Ballad, which began performances April 17 at TUTS Underground in Houston, TX.

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Broadway Box-Office Analysis, April 14-20: If/Then, Lady Day and More Boast Almost-Full Audiences by Robert Simonson

Playbill's newest weekly feature examines the box-office trends of the past week.

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Wolf Trap Summer Season Will Include Sarah Brightman, Matthew Morrison and Beauty and the Beast by Andrew Gans

Wolf Trap has announced programming for its summer 2014 season.

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