Friday, February 24, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Longtime Theatre Critic Howard Kissel Dies by BroadwayWorld

Theater Talk is reporting on Twitter that longtime theater critic Howard Kissel has passed away. Kissel was born in 1942 and has recently been blogging as the Cultural Tourist on the Huffing…

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Review: AERIAL ALLUSIONS by Ed Malin

Performance artists Jason Morneau, from Windsor, Ontario, and Azana, from San Francisco, California, present Aerial Allusions, a series of dance meditations on love. Part ballet, part clowni…

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Review: GALILEO by J. Scott Reynolds

In the Galileo playing at Classic Stage Company, the hallmarks its patrons have come to expect under artistic director Brian Kulick (who also directs) are all on handsome display: The five-m…

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Review: THE TRAVELING MUSICIANS by Mary Beth Smith

The Traveling Musicians produced by 3 Sticks Theater Company follows the reunion tour of the band Rooster, Donkey, Cat and Dog. As the title suggests this show is loosely based on the Grimm'…

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Review: STRIPPER LESBIANS by Danny Bowes

A strong contender for best title of the current season, Stripper Lesbians as a word pairing can serve as a salacious enticement and, through nothing more than focusing in a literal, straigh…

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Review: I’M ONLY EXPLAINING THIS ONCE by Ed Malin

Moe Rosen—Canadian comic, award-winning author of "Noam Chomsky is an Asshole," and transplant to New York—is here on a mission. He would like to explain (but only once, so the whole aud…

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Review: MAN SAVED BY CONDIMENTS! by Ed Malin

Man Saved By Condiments by Mary Jo Pehl is based on the true story of a Midwestern man, Steve (Tim Uren), whose car goes off the road, leaving him with a broken hip and forced to wait for re…

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Review: MIND OVER MANHATTAN by Martin Denton

Mentalist Marc Salem is back in New York City after a long time away; his new show Mind Over Manhattan runs just three more Saturdays at the Society for Ethical Culture near Lincoln Center. …

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JKTS INTERACTIVE: HOT and HOTTER Round 5: Fighting Finches by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S BROADWAY POLL (LOOK TO YOUR LEFT!)This week's round of HOT and HOTTER probably should called HOT, HOTTER and HOTTEST.  Why?  Becau…

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Josh Gad, Bill Pullman, Brittany Snow Set for 1600 Penn Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Josh Gad will be joined by Broadway star Bill Pullman and Brittany Snow in the comedy pilot 1600 Penn, according to Deadline.com. The series, which Gad will executive pro…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Bingo, Young Vic Theatre by Ismene Brown

Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death is the misleading, joky title of a play about Shakespeare in his ignoble last years, unable to write further, isolated from his beloved London, and hemmed in…

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21st Century Literary Office Convening – Day # 1: Exploring the Past to Build the Future by HowlRound

Day #1: Exploring the Past to Build the Future Where did we, as literary managers and dramaturgs, come from? And, more importantly, where are we going?  Day #1 of the 21st Century Literary …

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Review: Hunger (Lifeline Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Lifeline Theatre’s staging of *Hunger* will leave you simultaneously wanting both more and less. Telling an extraordinary story that sometimes sags under its own weight, *Hunger* is rich…

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How I Learned to Drive Will Close March 11 by Dan Bacalzo

Second Stage Theatre has cancelled its planned one-week extension of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive , with the final performance scheduled for Sunday, March 11. Kate Whoriskey di…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Obeah Opera: Review by John Terauds

Obeah Opera, starring Nicole Brooks and Macomere Fifi, produced by Theatre Archipelago and B Current Performing Arts, captures the spirit of Black History Month

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Short Fuse: Jeremy Lin — Chess Fantasy by Harvey Blume

eremy lin & i played a few games. let me say, so far as xiangqi went, he wasn’t an all star. then again, neither was i.

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21st Century Literary Office Convening: Watch Parties & Tweets on Fri, Feb 24 by HowlRound

Glad @Pollykcarl is encouraging dissent and friction in discussion #newplay — Company1 Dramaturgs (@DturgsC1) February 24, 2012 @thomdunn But fave turg quote “When evryone else is up…

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How I Learned to Drive's One-Week Extension Canceled by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

The previously announced one-week extension of the Second Stage Theatre revival of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive has been canceled, the not-for-profit Off-Broadway company announc…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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William Shatner To Make Appearance on TALK STOOP This Weekend by BroadwayWorld

William Shatner, currently starring on Broadway in SHATNERS WORLD WE JUST LIVE IN IT, recently paid a visit to Cat Greenleafs Brooklyn brownstone and can be seen this weekend on Talk Stoop …

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New Edition of CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY Plays at Triad Theater, 3/5 by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography returns with its new edition, Celebrity Autobiography The Next Chapter, to the Triad Theater Monday, March 5 at 7pm. Celebrity Autobiogr…

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Alexis Roblan of "Daughters of Lot" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Photo by Rachel Kerry Name: Alexis Roblan Show: "Daughters of Lot" Website: http://www.brainmeltconsortium.com/ How did you first get involved in theatre? I was always i…

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Emleigh Wolf of "The Terrible Manpain of Umberto MacDougal" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Photograph of Umberto by Louis J. McCall Headshot by Cathryn Lynne Emleigh Wolf has been performing comedy in New York City for several years now, sometimes onstage, somet…

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FRIGID Festival Interview - the writers of "Death, it happens: a girl's guide to death" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Photo by Cathryn Lynne "Death, it happens: a girl's guide to death" was collaboratively written by Bricken Sparacino, Courtenay Harrington-Bailey, Kim Braun, Rebecca Chiap…

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This week's new comedy by James Kettle

Gavin Webster, London & Newcastle upon TyneOn the surface, Gavin Webster comes across as a very meat-and-spuds sort of chap. A thickset geordie who's usually found clad in the blokey uniform…

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This week's new theatre and dance by Lyn Gardner, Mark Cook, Judith Mackrell

Abigail's Party, LondonGet out the cheesy-pineapple things, put on some Demis Roussos and pour a gin and tonic. Beverly, the 70s hostess from hell is back in a revival of Mike Leigh's most f…

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At the Tricycle Theatre this summer: no plays, but the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic team

A theatre in North London has become the highest-profile playhouse to give up competing with this summer's Olympic Games, deciding that it would be more lucrative to rent the venue to one of…

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NY Review: 'Judge, Yuri & Executioner' by Ron Cohen

In Ed Malin's quirky and earthy "Judge, Yuri & Executioner," part of Frigid New York, Mac Rogers plays a suicidal masochist taking stock of his life.

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NY Review: 'Little Lady' by Lisa Jo Sagolla

In Frigid New York's "Little Lady," movement artist Sandrine Lafond conjures a creature that is too strange to like but too expertly rendered to dismiss.

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NY Review: 'The Stranger to Kindness' by David Sheward

David Stallings' "The Stranger to Kindess," part of Frigid New York, employs too many clichés in its depiction of the loneliness of the urban jungle.

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Marin Mazzie Returns to Off-Broadway's Carrie Feb. 24 by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, who has been battling the flu, will perform at the Feb. 24 performance of Carrie Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, according to a spokesperson for …

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'Man Saved by Condiments!' by Marc Miller

Theatre Arlo's "Man Saved by Condiments!" in Frigid New York marks the NYC playwriting debut of Mary Jo Pehl of "Mystery Science Theater 3000."

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NY Review: 'Rabbit Island' by David Sheward

Four New Yorkers bounce in and out of bed in Elephant Run District's "Rabbit Island," Chris Harcum's raucous comedy in the Frigid New York festival.

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Five of the best late-season ski festivals by Susan Greenwood

The best ski resorts never close quietly … from dance farewells to comedians, BBQs and bizarre sports to late powder, we pick the best ways to sign off on the slopesThe Big Snow Festival, …

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Hugo and the magic of film trickery by J Hoberman

With Georges Méliès as its subject, Martin Scorsese's Hugo – up for 11 Oscars – is a film that gives meaning to the cliché 'the magic of the movies'Should you stay up for the Oscars, …

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Tim C. Murphy of "Blind to Happiness" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Tim C. Murphy is an international teacher and performer who currently resides in Kuwait. Born and raised in Ottawa, he has lived, worked and traveled in more than 45 count…

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Cherry Pitz of "Scratch And Pitz Burlesque And Variety Hour" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Name: Cherry Pitz Show: "Scratch And Pitz Burlesque And Variety Hour" Websight: http://www.heroicsinhotpants.com/ How did you first get involved in theatre? I was born w…

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Heather Cohn of "The Stranger to Kindness" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Photo by David Stallings Heather Cohn is a co-founder of Flux Theatre Ensemble and currently serves as the Producing Director. Directing credits for Flux include Erin Brow…

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Nicole Pandolfo of "Love in the Time of Chlamydia" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Nicole Pandolfo is a writer and actress who lives and works in New York City. Several of her plays have been published and produced throughout New York City and the United…

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FRIGID Festival Interview - John Grady of "Fear Factor: Canine Edition" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison John Grady is an actor and a writer from New York City. He starred off Broadway in Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell and as a member of Blue Man Group. He is a multiple …

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Slash Coleman of "Big Plastic Heroes" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Slash Coleman is New York writer and performer best known for his award-winning PBS special, "The Neon Man and Me." Over the past decade his performance work has been feat…

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Bill Pullman and Brittany Snow Join Book of Mormon Star Josh Gad in NBC Pilot 1600 Penn by Broadway.com

Broadway veteran Bill Pullman will play the President of the United States and father to The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad in the new NBC pilot 1600 Penn, according to EW.com. As prev…

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All Jimmy Fallon Needs Is a Pair of Pom-Poms, Adam Pascal Learns Best Half-Naked and Other Lessons of the Week by Josh Ferri

The sun has set on another jam-packed week on the Rialto, and Broadway.com is ready to get schooled by the past seven days. From Broadway stars getting jazzed about a fictional Downton Abbey…

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Tony Winner and Circle in the Square Co-Founder Theodore Mann Dies at 87 by Broadway.com

Theodore Mann, co-founder and Artistic Director of Circle in the Square, passed away on February 24. He was 87 years old. Broadway theaters will dim their lights on at 8PM on February 24 in …

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Fiyero’s Tight Pants Led to Norbert Leo Butz’s Wicked Love Connection by Broadway.com

In one of Broadway’s favorite real-life love stories, Norbert Leo Butz met his now wife Michelle Federer when they both appeared in the original Broadway cast of Wicked. The How I Lear…

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Monologue about Steve Jobs gets one-night performance in Chicago

Chicago actor Lance Baker has taken up performance artist Mike Daisey’s challenge. Daisey is the author-actor whose monologue, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” is now a major…

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Humour has the last laugh

Peter Aspden observes how contemporary art’s reliance on the funny resonates comedy’s increased relevance today

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Highlights From Love Never Dies, in Movie Theatres Feb. 28

The revamped Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's much-buzzed-about Phantom of the Opera sequel will premiere in U.S. movie theatres Feb. 28, with an encore screening on March 7…

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"Reparation" at Luna Stage by Bob Rendell

In Gino DiIorio's Reparation the history and status of race relations in the United States is presented in order to promulgate a heartfelt and harshly critical view of our country and those …

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Lance Baker to Perform Mike Daisey's The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at Red Orchid by Andy Propst

Lance Baker will offer a one-night-only performance of Mike Daisey's monologue, The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs on Monday, March 5 at 8pm at A Red Orchid Theatre. The event wil…

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Tony Award Winner Theodore Mann Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award-winning producer and director Theodore Mann died on Friday, February 24 at age 87. All Broadway marquees will be dimmed at 8pm in his honor. In 1951, Mann co-founded Circle in Sq…

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Andrea Marcovicci to Debut Smile at The Gardenia by Brian Scott Lipton

Andrea Marcovicci will offer workshop presentations of her new show, Smile, at The Gardenia in West Hollywood, March 15-17. Shelly Markham will serve as musical director and accompanist. He…

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Regional Theater Pioneer Donald Schoenbaum Has Died by Dan Bacalzo

Donald Schoenbaum, a pioneer in the regional theater movement, has died at his home in Florida, according to The Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He was 86. Schoenbaum began his career as an actor…

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"The Ladies Man" at Centenary Stage Co. by Bob Rendell

What a pleasure it is to be able to recommend without reservation the Centenary Stage Company's hilarious and expert production of "The Ladies Man."

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A Moon for the Misbegotten Will Feature Dan Daily, Kim Martin-Cotten and Andrew May Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Dan Daily, Kim Martin-Cotten and Andrew May will seek out A Moon for the Misbegotten beginning March 6 Off-Broadway for the Pearl Theatre Company.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Behind the Scenes with the Ensemble of Newsies the Musical by DanceOn

Check out our behind the scenes interview with show's ensemble cast members Jess LeProtto, Evan Kasprzak, Thayne Jasperson and Ryan Steele!

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Broadway Lights to Dim Tonight for Theodore Mann by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Theodore Mann, who passed away today. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, February 24th, at exactly …

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JERSEY BOYS announces casting for New Zealand. Performances begin April 10, 2012. by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, is soon to open at the Civic Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, with performances from 10 April, for a strictly limited season…

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WILLIAM SHATNER ON “TALK STOOP” THIS WEEKEND by Jackie Green

  William Shatner, currently starring on Broadway in SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT, recently paid a visit to Cat Greenleaf’s Brooklyn brownstone and can be seen this weekend on …

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The Stage Dive Weekend Roundup: Galileo and Early Plays

F. Murray Abraham defies the pope.

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The Afternoon Report, Friday, February 24, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Friday, February 24, 2012 Today’s Tweets: click on hyperlinked items for more information VENUS IN FUR star Nina Arianda on MISBEHAVIN’, meeting …

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Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier & Co. Will Record Two-Disc Porgy and Bess Cast Album by Broadway.com

The popular revival of Porgy and Bess will get a two-disc cast recording from PS Classics. The cast led by Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, and David Alan Grier will record the classic Gersh…

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Venus in Fur Star Nina Arianda On Misbehavin', Meeting Woody Allen and Crushing on the Fonz by Broadway.com

Nina Arianda first turned heads in her Tony-nominated performance as ditzy showgirl Billie Dawn in the Broadway revival of Born Yesterday and is now playing Vanda, a mysterious aspiring actr…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Love Never Dies Is ‘Sure’ to Hit Broadway by Broadway.com

Love Never Dies, the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-hit musical The Phantom of the Opera, could still make its way to Broadway, the composer told Reuters. “I think it …

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Leslie Uggams to star in Muny's "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Singer-actress will reprise her role as Muzzy.

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Rep hosts a discussion about race

Actors from three St. Louis troupes — Mustard Seed, Upstream and  Imaginary Theatre Co. — will present scenes from plays that deal with race at "Conversations…Racism," a discussion …

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Chekhovian Treatment Unites Bazaar and Boston Court by Amy Tofte

Theatre Movement Bazaar has previously treated Chekhov's plays as components within its highly choreographed productions,. But now it's tackling a Chekhov short story, Ward 6, in partnership…

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Russell Peters gets first laughs in the new Factory by Chris Jones

When Jamie Masada opened the now-famous comedy club Laugh Factory in Los Angeles in 1979, the first comic to appear was Richard Pryor. The oft-told story goes that when Masada tried to pay P…

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Suburban theater for the week of Feb. 24 - March 1 by Kerry Reid

KERRY REID on what's on stage in Chicago's suburbs.

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Theater Review: ‘The Navigator,’ Eddie Antar’s Play at WorkShop Theater by Andy Webster

In “The Navigator,” a play by Eddie Antar, Joseph Franchini is tethered to his car, but he is not alone.

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Photo of the Week: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’s Secret Performance by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Here’s our photo of the week from our friends at Playbill Online. It’s the cast of JESUS  CHRIST SUPERSTAR performing at the secret performance at The Crypt at The Church of the…

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Michael Esper to Join Steven Pasquale in Do No Harm Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Michael Esper will join the previously reported Steven Pasquale in the NBC pilot, Do No Harm, according to Deadline.com. The project, written by David Schulner, centers on Jeffrey Kohn (Pas…

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PHOTO FLASH: Sesame Street's Zoe Visits Broadway Dance Center by Dan Bacalzo

Zoe from Sesame Street stopped by the Broadway Dance Center on Thursday, February 23 to take a dance class with 15 children from a Rockville Centre dance studio. The character is in town per…

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Grant Aleksander to Star in Shakepeare Theatre of New Jersey's Eve of Ides Reading by Brian Scott Lipton

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will launch its third annual "Lend Us Your Ears" play reading series on Monday, March 12 at 7pm with David Blixt's new play Eve of Ides. …

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Analyzing Quebec's stage-to-screen synergy by J. Kelly Nestruck

With all the success Quebec filmmakers are having adapting French-Canadian plays, why isn’t the same trend happening in English Canada?

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Theodore Mann, Founder of Circle in the Square, Dies at 87 by Robert Simonson

Theodore Mann, who, as the co-founder of Circle in the Square Theatre, was one of the foremost figures in the birth of the Off-Broadway theatre movement, died Feb. 24 following a brief illne…

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Players Club to Hold Conversation With Zoe Caldwell by Adam Hetrick

The Players Club will host a conversation with Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell, who will recount a life upon the stage, Feb. 28.

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Broadway to Dim Its Lights Feb. 24 in Memory of Producer-Director Theodore Mann by Andrew Gans

The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed Feb. 24 at 8 PM for one minute in memory of award-winning producer-director Theodore Mann, who died Feb. 24 following a brief ill…

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Roy Williams’s ‘Sucker Punch’ steps into the U.S. ring at Studio Theatre by Nelson Pressley

The moment Barack Obama locked up the Democratic nomination during the 2008 presidential campaign, British playwright Roy Williams — long acclaimed in the U.K. for his streetwise dramas of…

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Critic review: “Politics and the Dancing Body” at the Library of Congress by Danielle O’steen

In 1936, Martha Graham received a letter from the Third Reich, inviting her to participate in the Summer Olympics in Berlin. In response, the dancer and choreographer scribbled on the page: …

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Academy Awards 2012 - Cirque du Soleil Performance and Oscar Predictions from Joseph Birdsong by DanceOn

Academy Awards 2012 - Cirque du Soleil Performance and Oscar Predictions from Joseph Birdsong The 84th Academy Awards are Sunday, February 26th, on ABC! Billy Crystal will host, and Cirqu…

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 18-24 by BroadwayWorld

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy y…

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BWW Polls: Which 2012 'Best Picture' Nominee Would You Like to See on Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

The biggest night in Hollywood is coming up this weekend, and nine well-deserved movies are up for 'Best Picture' on Oscar Suday. Tune in on February 26 at 7pm on ABC to find out which film …

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Oscar Poll- Get 17 Free Show Tunes! by Loganne

The 84th Annual  Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 26, and we want to see your picks. Take our survey and see how your selections match up with the winners after the show. As a bonus…

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Letters: Theatre is in hock to sponsorship

Arthur Miller is another playwright who, had he been alive today, would have enthusiastically joined the three British playwrights lamenting the decrease in risk-taking in British subsidised…

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Tony Yazbeck Heads Back to Chicago in March by Broadway.com

Tony Yazbeck will return to Chicago as Billy Flynn beginning March 5 at the Ambassador Theatre. He is replacing Marco Zunino, who plays his final performance March 4. Yazbeck…

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Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl image to be auctioned

A work by Roy Lichtenstein is going on the auction block in New York City. The presale estimate is up to $40 million.

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Four at the Winch Quebec: Review by Michael Crabb

Toronto Dance Theatre’s Four at the Winch Quebec features choreography by Estelle Clareton, Lina Cruz, Deborah Dunn and Jean-Sebastien Lourdais.

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Theater Talk Welcomes SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Hunter Bell, David Garrison and Jenn Harris, 2/24 by BroadwayWorld

This week, “Theater Talk” welcomes award-winning bookwriter and his SILENCE! THE MUSICAL stars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris. Along with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, they fo…

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Review: Astro Boy and the God of Comics at curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

The most original piece of theater I have seen in quite some time . . .

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La Shica, Sadler’s Wells, London

Elsa Rovayo fuses rock and flamenco singing and intersperses her performance with bursts of frenzied dancing, writes Julia Sutherland

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’Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Silk Street (Barbican), London

Declan Donnellan manages the topic of incest brilliantly, giving the whole piece a modern, gothic spin, writes Sarah Hemming

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Poetry FAQ by Tim

Poetry FAQ By Wendy MacLeod on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: How do you know what a poem means? You decide what the poem means to you. But you are probably wrong. You are probably mis…

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From Submission to Searching: A Paradigm Shift in Connecting Plays and Producers by Gwydion Suilebhan | HowlRound by Tim

From Submission to Searching: A Paradigm Shift in Connecting Plays and Producers (by Gwydion Suilebhan on HowlRound)

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Josh Gad, Brittany Snow Set for 1600 Penn Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Josh Gad will be joined by Brittany Snow in the comedy pilot 1600 Penn, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which Gad will executive produce with former Pres…

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Tony Yazbeck to Return to Broadway's Chicago March 5 by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Yazbeck will return to the role of Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago, beginning with the Monday, March 5 performance at the Ambassador Theatre. He replaces Marco Zunino,…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Feb. 13-19 by Judy Samelson

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Feb. 13-19, 2012, as reported by The Broadway League.

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Chicago Revival Will Welcome Back Tony Yazbeck in March by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Tony Yazbeck will return to the role of Billy Flynn in the long-running Broadway revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago beginning March 5 at the Ambassador Theatre.

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Michael Esper Joins Steven Pasquale for Michael Mayer-Directed NBC Pilot "Do Not Harm" by Michael Gioia

Michael Esper, who can currently be seen in the Playwrights Horizons production of Assistance, has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC pilot "Do Not Harm," according to Deadline.co…

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PHOTO CALL: Silence! Cast, Including Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris, Performs at Barnes & Noble by Matthew Blank

Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris and the entire cast of Silence! The Musical celebrated that show's original cast recording Feb. 23 at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble in Manhattan.

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Off-Broadway's Just Sex Will Feature Brandt Johnson, Tasha Lawrence, Meghan Miller and Alex Kilgore by Michael Gioia

Brandt Johnson's Just Sex, which played a sold-out run at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival earlier this season, will return to Theater for the New City for a limited Off-…

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New Musical First Date Will Debut in Seattle With Eric Ankrim and Kelly Karbacz by Adam Hetrick

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of First Date, a new musical about a couple on a blind date, which will debut in a co-production between the 5th Avenue Theatre and Seattle&…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Music of Broadway's GHOST! by Stage Tube

Ghost the Musical, beginning previews March 15th with the opening date set for April 23rd, is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boein…

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Photo Flash: Tracie Bennett & More in Broadway's END OF THE RAINBOW by BroadwayWorld

Directed by the Tony Award winning Terry Johnson, End of the Rainbow will begin performances on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Belasco Theatre, with an opening night now set for Monday, April…

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Tony Yazbeck to Return to CHICAGO, 3/5 by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, March 5, 2012, the acclaimed revival of the Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will welcome back Tony Yazbeck to the role of that silver-tongued prince of the courtoom, Billy Flyn…

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LOVE NEVER DIES Still Broadway-Bound? by BroadwayWorld

Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, will arrive in movie theatres on February 28, and according to Andrew Lloyd Webber, all hope might not be lost for bringing the new m…

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Shakespeare's Globe given £1.5m towards indoor theatre

London theatre's drive to raise £7m to build a new Jacobean stage is boosted by anonymous donorShakespeare's Globe has been given £1.5m by an anonymous donor to help its efforts to build a…

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Training with the text: Fourth Monkey Theatre Company by Abigail Lewis

Abbey Lewis finds out more about Fourth Monkey's new rep season and unique training programme for young performers.

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Flesh-Eating Chekhov by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Most of the time the press releases I receive can also be located somewhere online, but some of the smaller theaters that send info to American Theatre aren't quite at that level of informat…

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Michael Esper Set for NBC Medical Drama Pilot Do No Harm by Broadway.com

Michael Esper will join the cast of the NBC medical drama pilot Do No Harm as Dr. Alex Jordan, according to Deadline.com. Written by David Schulner, the drama also stars previously announced…

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Kelli O'Hara to Star in Far From Heaven Musical Debut at Williamstown Theatre Festival by Broadway.com

Three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara will star in the previously announced musical adaptation of the 2002 film Far From Heaven at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Directed by Mi…

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Never Too Late for Love! Tawny Heatherton Does Her Valentine Thingy by Broadway.com

Who’s that lady? You mean the blonde bombshell with the dress cut to there currently bringing the house down at the Laurie Beechman Theatre? That lovely lady is the one and only Tawny …

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Hustling Pays Off! Sebastian LaCause Wins Best Actor in a Drama at the Indie Soap Awards by Broadway.com

Hustling was the name of the game on February 21 at We Love Soaps' 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards at New World Stages ! Broadway vet Sebastian LaCause snapped up the Best Actor in a Drama …

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Exclusive Video! Meet the Creative Team of Nice Work if You Can Get It, Starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara by Broadway.com

Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara are only a month away from headlining Nice Work if You Can Get It at the Imperial Theatre, and we’ve got an exclusive video with the creative t…

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Donald Schoenbaum, Guthrie Theater 'hero', has died

He was managing director of the theater for 17 years.

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Review by Robert Crew

Nancy Palk, Joseph Ziegler, Evan Buliung and Gregory Prest star in Soulpepper's Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Diana Leblanc.

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Review: 'Ethel' by Howard Shapiro

Terry Burrell offers a girlish, often defiant Ethel Waters in the one-woman "Ethel!" at Walnut Street Theatre's third-stage Independence Studio. Inquirer theater critic Howard Shapiro review…

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Wicked Tour Will Welcome a New Wizard in March by Andrew Gans

The company of the second North American tour of the hit Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked will welcome Paul Kreppel as The Wizard beginning March 7 in Norfolk, VA, at Chrysler …

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Peter and the Starcatcher Completes Broadway Cast; Ticket Pre-Sale Announced by Adam Hetrick

Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher, featuring Tony Award nominees Christian Borle and Celia Keenan-Bolger, which will begin Broadway…

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Pedro Bayón, Ricardo Vázquez Set for Bilingual Production of Joe Minjares' Minnecanos by Bethany Rickwald

Mixed Blood Theatre is set to present a new bilingual production of Minnecanos by Joe Minjares, March 15-24 at the Parkway Theater. Direction and Spanish translations will be by Ra&uacu…

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American Repertory Theater Will Hold Memorial for David Wheeler by Adam Hetrick

The American Repertory Theater will hold a memorial service May 14 for veteran Boston theatre director David Wheeler, who died Jan. 3 at the age of 86.

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PHOTO FLASH: Stars of Jersey Boys Arrive at New Paris Las Vegas Home by Dan Bacalzo

The stars of Jersey Boys were officially welcomed to their new home at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday, February 23. The musical, which will begin performances at the venue on March 6, tells th…

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Paul Kreppel to Join the Cast of Second North American Tour of Wicked by Bethany Rickwald

The second North American tour of Wicked has announced that Paul Kreppel will assume the role of The Wizard, beginning March 7 in Norfolk, VA. Wicked, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwa…

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Joey Parsons, Amy Resnick Set for Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage at San Jose Rep by Bethany Rickwald

San Jose Repertory Theatre will present Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, March 22-April 15. Rick Lombardo will direct. In God of Carnage, two sets of parents try to deal with the afterm…

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Letter: More fulsome disagreement by The Stage

Perhaps if David J Savage used a dictionary of British English, as opposed to the American Webster's, he would find a more accurately descriptive definition of "fulsome" as overdone, cloying…

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Letter: Time for a shot of Shakespeare by The Stage

Concerns reported in The Stage about the inadequate prominence of named performers on TV credits (Stage Talk, February 16 and 23, page 8), together with suggested reforms of the structures o…

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Letter: Support smaller theatres too by The Stage

I was heartened to see in Susan Elkin's education blog on 15 February that, through Deutsche Bank's sponsorship of the Globe's Education Department, 20,000 school pupils across the whole of …

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Letter: More than a rusty shed... by The Stage

Many residents of Stratford upon Avon feel that the Courtyard Theatre, (known as the Rusty Shed) should now be dismantled because they see it as nothing more than an embarrassing eyesore.

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Letter: Park's presence will be missed by The Stage

On Monday, February 6, the good and the great of the wonderful world of fringe gathered at the Leicester Square Theatre for the Fringe Report Awards. Sadly, John Park, founder of the Fringe …

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Letter: Who needs agents anyway? by The Stage

In responding to Beyond the Barricade (Stage Talk, February 16, page 9), I refer readers to my letter West is Wrong (Stage talk, January 26, page 8). As with Samuel West, the writer fails to…

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Nicolas Kent: Going out with a bang by The Stage

As Nicolas Kent bids farewell to the Tricycle Theatre after 28 years at the helm, he tells Aleks Sierz about his proudest achievements and his plans for the future.

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Small screen success story by The Stage

Although she acted in theatre for years and never imagined herself as a television actress, Sharon Small talks to Matthew Hemley about finally getting comfortable in front of the camera lens

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Richard Evans: It's all about you by The Stage

Casting director Richard Evans offers invaluable advice on how to maximise your impact and success before, during and after participating in a showcase

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Obituary: Millie Williams Bell by The Stage

Millie Williams Bell, who died on January 2, 2012, in Skegness, Lincolnshire, at the age of 97 was a veteran circus star and notable bareback rider in the great travelling circuses of the wo…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Short Shorts 24 by Mark Shenton

Last night Hay Fever opened in the West End, but you can’t read about it till Monday, as reviews have been embargoed till then, as I have previously explained; yet by the same token, comic…

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World Premiere Musical Adaptation of Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway Arrives Home in 2013 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Dianne Wiest and John Cusack in the film version of Bullets Over Broadway Producers Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson are proud to announce that the world premiere production of BULLETS O…

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Michael Esper Joins Cast of NBC Medical Drama DO NO HARM by BroadwayWorld

As first reported on Deadline.com, actor Michael Esper has joined the cast of the upcoming NBCUniversal medical drama DO NO HARM.

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Whitney Houston Singing in SPARKLE by Stage Tube

SPARKLE will be released in theaters on August 24th by Sony Pictures, starring Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Cee-Lo Green, and the now lat…

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Kelli O'Hara to Star in New FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical at Williamstown Theatre Festival This Summer by BroadwayWorld

According to the New York Times, Playwrights Horizons will present FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg Take M…

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE! by Up On The Marquee

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE will open April 22, with previews beginning April 3 for the revival at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.

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BWW Exclusive STAGE ART - CARRIE! by BroadwayWorld

This week - it's all about the newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of CARRIE, which will officially open on March 1, 2012 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Off-Broadway

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STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Chats with NYLIVE About PBS Special by Stage Tube

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Idina Menzel's new PBS concert special, Idina Menzel Live Barefoot at the Symphony, will air beginning March 3. In the video below, Menzel chats with Ne…

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Brittany Snow Joins Josh Gad's NBC Comedy Pilot 1600 PENN by BroadwayWorld

According to TVLine.com, actress Brittany Snow will be joining the cast of the upcoming NBC comedy 1600 PENN. Book of Mormon's Josh Gad will star and produce the project.

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Ghost of Stratford's Journey proves tough to exorcize by J. Kelly Nestruck

Diana Leblanc steered a legendary version of Eugene O’Neill’s tragic family drama at Stratford, and while her new production is often wrenching, it does sometimes suffer by compari…

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Take a First Look at Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland in Broadway’s End of the Rainbow by Broadway.com

Tracie Bennett will embody one of the most iconic and tragic American stars, Judy Garland, in the new Broadway play End of the Rainbow. Peter Quilter’s chilling look at the final month…

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Tony Winners Michael Mayer and Bartlett Sher Tapped to Direct at the Metropolitan Opera During the 2012-2013 Season by Broadway.com

Tony Award winners Michael Mayer and Bartlett Sher will direct productions during the Metropolitan Opera’s 2012-13 season, which will include seven new productions and 21 revivals. The…

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Linda Eder to Channel Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland and More at Feinstein's by Broadway.com

Jekylle & Hyde star Linda Eder is set to return to Feinstein’s at Loews Regency with her solo show Songbirds. The concert will play the popular nightspot March 13 through 17. …

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Woody Allen Adapts ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ for Broadway Stage by David Rogers

Woody Allen will adapt his 1994 film “Bullets Over Broadway” for the stage, and the production likely will appear on Broadway in 2013. Allen co-wrote the original script with Douglas McG…

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‘Galileo’ Gets Turn Off-Broadway in Bertolt Brecht Play by David Rogers

“Galileo,” a play by Bertolt Brecht that has rarely been seen in the United States, opened this week Off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Company and starred Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham …

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Bingo, Young Vic, London by Michael Coveney

Young Vic, London: "I'm stupefied by the suffering I've seen," cries Patrick Stewart as William Shakespeare, returning to one of his favourite roles in a six-week run at …

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Pitch Perfect, Tabard, London by Lalayn Baluch

Tabard, London: Theatre companies are always being encouraged to find corporate partners. The National Theatre has Travelex and the Royal Opera House has Deloitte among others. But it's…

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Aida, Royal Albert Hall, London by Edward Bhesania

Royal Albert Hall, London: It's easy to be wary of Raymond Gubbay's 'in the round' operas at the Royal Albert Hall. The singers are miked (as is the orchestra), each show…

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain, Garrick, London by Susan Elkin

Garrick, London: Barmy Britain is the usual Horrible Histories blend of historical facts (you could be hanged for 160 different crimes in the 17th century and a total of 50,000 people were …

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The Duchess of Malfi, Greenwich Playhouse, London by Catherine Usher

Greenwich Playhouse, London: As the Galleon Theatre Company vacates Greenwich Playhouse after 17 years as the resident company at the venue it established, it chooses The Duchess of Malfi as…

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Byrnes and Kearns Reveal The Yellow House Tale by Julio Martinez

Now it can be told --  the story of an incident from veteran raconteur Burke Byrnes' youth in the '50s that he felt he couldn't tell in public as long as his father was alive. His father di…

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Tony Winner Betty Buckley Explains Her "American Idol" Twitter Criticisms by Michael Gioia

As previously reported, Tony Award winner Betty Buckley took to Twitter to respond to "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson when he dismissed a contestant for sounding "too Broa…

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Broadway's How to Succeed Will Welcome Stephanie Rothenberg and Sara Jean Ford by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Stephanie Rothenberg will temporarily step into the role of Rosemary in the Tony-nominated revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying beginning Feb. 28, according to the act…

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PHOTO CALL: Laura Osnes, Paulo Szot, Stephanie J. Block and More at The Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party by Joseph Marzullo

A special edition of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, which benefited The Actors Fund, played The Town Hall in Manhattan Feb. 23 at 8 PM.

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Peter and the Starcatcher Completes Broadway Cast; Ticket Discount Announced by Adam Hetrick

Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher, featuring Tony Award nominees Christian Borle and Celia Keenan-Bolger, which will begin Broadway…

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PS Classics to Record New Broadway Cast Album of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess by Dan Bacalzo

PS Classics will record a two-disc, new Broadway Cast Album of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on March 12 & 13. Currently running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the Broadway prod…

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Derrick Baskin, Phillip Boykin, Kecia Lewis-Evans Join Line-Up for Broadway Remembers Whitney by Dan Bacalzo

Updated casting has been announced for the previously reported Broadway Remembers Whitney concert, to be held at Joe's Pub on Monday, February 27 at 9:30pm. The event will feature perf…

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PHOTO FLASH: Daniel Evans, Jonathan Pryce, Jan Ravens, Jenna Russell at Almeida Up Close Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Jan Ravens hosted Almeida Up Close, the Almeida Theatre's fundraising gala at One Mayfair, on February 23. Performers included Daniel Evans, Josie Lawrence, Jenny Jules, Jonathan Pryce…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Scott Foley, Becki Newton Cast in THE GOODWIN GAMES by Tyler Peterson

According to The Hollywood Reporter, stage veterans Scott Foley and Becki Newton are set to co-star in the Fox comedy pilot, THE GOODWIN GAMES.

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Manhattan Theatre Company's 7@7 Reading Series Lineup Announced by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director Barry Grove, Executive Producer Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer today announced the lineup for this springs Ernst C. Stiefel 77 Rea…

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Wallace Smith, Morgan James, et al. Set for BROADWAY REMEMBERS WHITNEY, 2/27 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway Remembers Whitney, a benefit concert honoring one of the greatest icons and voices of our generation, will take place on Monday, February 27th at Joes Pub, 425 Lafayette Street betw…

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Paul Kreppel Joins WICKED's 2nd National Tour as 'The Wizard,' 3/7 by BroadwayWorld

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED welcomes Paul Kreppel as The Wizard on Wednesday, March 7 in Norfolk, VA.

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Britney Spears Wants to Guest Star on SMASH! by BroadwayWorld

According to InTouch, Britney Spears wants a recurring role on NBC's SMASH. A friend of Britney's revealed that Shes met with producers, and theyre looking for the appropriate role for her.

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Linda Eder Plays Feinstein's, 3/13-17 by BroadwayWorld

Feinstein's at Loews Regency will continue its WinterSpring 2012 season with the return of Linda Eder in her new show Songbirds, which pays tribute to the great ladies of music including Len…

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Ricky Martin to Present Jackie Robinson 'Lifetime Achievement Award' to Rita Moreno by BroadwayWorld

The Jackie Robinson Foundation JRF has announced the presenters of the 2012 ROBIE Awards for its Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, March 5 at 630p.m. at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. This …

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‘The Lyons’ is jumping ship: Play is leaving its off-Broadway home and is headed to Broadway by Loganne

There’s a hefty list of Broadway plays this season and the Tony Awards are going to be a tight race. Acclaimed black comedy “The Lyons” is intent of making that race even difficult. Pr…

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Bingo – review by Michael Billington

Young Vic, LondonWhen Angus Jackson's fine production of Edward Bond's bony masterpiece was first seen in Chichester two years ago, a respected colleague attacked the author for his assumpti…

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Weekend Poll: Which 2012 Oscar Nominee Should Make His or Her Broadway Debut? by Broadway.com

The 84th annual Academy Awards are on February 26, and while it’s always a treat to see who walks away with a golden statue, this year’s awards are especially exciting because se…

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F. Murray Abraham & Brian Kulick Celebrate the Greatness of Galileo Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

The scientific achievements of Galileo Galilei speak for themselves, and the artistic achievements of off-Broadway’s Galileo, which opened February 24 at Classic Stage Company, are jus…

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And the Oscar Should Go To... Raul Esparza, Adam Pascal and More Broadway Stars Name Their Oscar Picks by Michael Mellini

Broadway's own big awards show may not be until June, but that doesn't mean stars of the Great White Way won't be tuning into the Academy Awards on February 26 to see who takes h…

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Culture Clash is back with American Night by Center Theatre Group

Culture Clash is back with American Night The nation's premiere Chicano-Latino performance troupe, Culture Clash is like a mambo-infused Marx Brothers and this latest extravaganza is a …

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Gilbert Gottfried calls himself a 'Jewnami' for a reason by Brad Wheeler

The American surrealist’s take-no-prisoners style of humour is outrageously tactless but brilliantly so

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Laughter is the Best Medicine? by Chloe Veltman

As I watched Steven Epp and Christopher Bayes' stage adaptation of Moliere's A Doctor in Spite of Himself at Berkeley Repertory Theatre last night, tedious memories of sitting through countl…

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Michael Mayer Will Make Metropolitan Opera Debut in 2013; Bartlett Sher, Robert Lepage Will Also Direct by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award-winning directors Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) and Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) will direct classics in the 2012-13 season of the Metropolitan Opera.

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Kelli O'Hara Will Face The Music in Far From Heaven at Williamstown by Adam Hetrick

Three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara will star as a suburban housewife whose life unravels in the new musical Far From Heaven, which will receive a developmental staging this summe…

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Broadway's How to Succeed Will Welcome Stephanie Rothenberg as Rosemary by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Stephanie Rothenberg will temporarily step into the role of Rosemary in the Tony-nominated revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying beginning Feb. 28, according to the act…

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PLAYBILL THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Feb. 18-24: Lyons Gets a Broadway Den; Bullets Over Broadway; The Bodyguard Musical by Robert Simonson

Broadway learned of an unexpected, late edition to the Broadway spring-season play sweepstakes this week.

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PHOTO CALL: John Turturro, Bebe Neuwirth and More Celebrate Galileo Opening Night by Matthew Blank

Classic Stage Company's new production of Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham as the persecuted scientist, opened Feb. 23 following previews fro…

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Opera Orchestra of New York Cancels Simon Boccanegra Concert by Dan Bacalzo

The Opera Orchestra of New York has canceled the previously reported March 7 opera-in-concert presentation of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, which was to have starred Placido Domingo in the …

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Scott Foley, Becki Newton Set for The Goodwin Games Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Theater veterans Scott Foley and Becki Newton will co-star in the Fox comedy pilot, The Goodwin Games, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Created by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Ha…

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Adam Bock, Trip Cullman, Greg Keller, Kate Whoriskey Set for MTC Reading Series by Dan Bacalzo

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for its Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series, which will commence on Monday, March 12 and continue on consecutive Mondays through A…

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John Jarboe, Matt Tallman to Star in Mauckingbird Theatre Company's The Temperamentals by Bethany Rickwald

Mauckingbird Theatre Company has announced casting for Jon Marans' The Tempermentals, to play April 11-29 at the Skybox at The Adrienne Theatre. Mauckingbird artistic director Peter Re…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Galileo

When first you enter the theatre and see Adrianne Lobel’s set that is spare and dynamic, and beautifully lit by Justin Townsend, your first thought is, “I hope the play is as good as the…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Anne L. Nathan! by BroadwayWorld

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX QampAs With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater Their dream roles Their Broadway crushes Read onIn this next edit…

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STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenowith Shows David Letterman Her Accidental 'Slutty Eyes' by Stage Tube

Kristin Chenoweth, on the February 23 airing of the LATE SHOW, revealed her allergy to formaldehyde - the chemical that preserves cadavers - and subsequently, the lips on my eyelids as she s…

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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Missouri Valley College by BroadwayWorld

Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the countr…

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Sara Jean Ford, Stephanie Rothenberg are New 'Smitty'/ 'Rosemary' in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Feb. 28 by Jessica Lewis

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Sara Jean Ford THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will step into the shoes of Smitty in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Ford will be replacing Mary …

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DID YOU KNOW...The Most Interesting Message Board Topics of the Week, February 18-24 by BroadwayWorld

These days, in the new age of social media revolution, the best source of information is YOU. Each day, fans of BroadwayWorld post tens of thousands of comments on our multiple message board…

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STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Brings ANYTHING GOES to Jimmy Fallon's Broadway Week! by Stage Tube

All the excitement of the Broadway stage was broadcast into viewers' homes last night, as Broadway Week continued on LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon 1235 a.m. ET on NBC. Last night, Fallon feat…

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Offer: Missed your chance? Get your 2012 Awards souvenir programme!

There on the night but didn't see a programme seller? Or did you miss the show and want a little something from the night. Here's a chance to get a copy of the souvenir programme from our ve…

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Porgy and Bess, featuring Audra McDonald, will record cast album by Loganne

We can look forward to a spring release for the cast recording of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. PS Classics has announced that they will record a two-disc album of the New Broadway Cast R…

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Exposure – review by Sanjoy Roy

Linbury, LondonPlatforms for emerging artists are often required to jettison coherence in favour of choreographic diversity. The stylistic lurches between pieces can leave you a little seasi…

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ACA Celebrates The Heart by Barry

Dorian Bergen, Agapi Stassinopoulos: Photo: Barry GordinSaturday, February 25, 2012 ACA Galleries in association with The NY Open Center hosted an inspiring talk with author Agapi Stassinopo…

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Sara Jean Ford Joins How to Succeed as Smitty; Rose Hemingway Takes Leave of Absence by Broadway.com

Sara Jean Ford is set to replace Mary Faber as Smitty in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Ford will assume the role on February 28. Additionally, Ros…

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Hugo's Hunchback brought startlingly to life by Catalyst Theatre by Michael Harris

New Vancouver production held together by director Jonathan Christenson’s aesthetic vision

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OUT Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelors: The Broadway Boys by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S BROADWAY POLLAND IN THIS WEEK'S ROUND OF "HOT AND HOTTER."  LOOK TO YOUR LEFT FOR ACCESS TO BOTH!OUT Magazine has come up with its list of t…

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Bryn Mawr College books artist Villanova canceled by Susan Snyder

Bryn Mawr College will host a workshop by a gay performance artist whose program was canceled by Villanova University this week, officials said Thursday.

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The Perpetual Foreigner of American Theatre by Diep Tran

(Christine Toy Johnson, Pun Bandhu and Angel Desai at the roundtable. Photo: Bruce Alan Johnson) Where are all the Asians? That seemed to be the question at hand last Monday, Feb. 13, during…

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Rhythm and Rhyme: NY Pops Gala Benefit Will Feature Songs of Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty by Kenneth Jones

The annual New York Pops Gala benefit on April 30 will honor the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. A 7 PM Carnegie Hall concert called Journey On, borr…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow Will Compose Special Song for Queen's Diamond Jubilee by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber and singer-songwriter Gary Barlow announced that they are collaborating to compose a special song for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert, which wil…

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PHOTO CALL: Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, Sutton Foster, David Alan Grier and More on "Jimmy Fallon" by Matthew Blank

Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, Sutton Foster, David Alan Grier and other theatre folk have taken part in Broadway Week on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."

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Tony Winner Leslie Uggams Will Be Part of Muny Staging of Thoroughly Modern Millie by Andrew Gans

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams will reprise her Broadway role of Muzzy in the 2012 Muny premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which will play the St. Louis venu…

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Michael Esper, Bobby Steggert and More in Assistance

Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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New(ish) Reno in Anything Goes by Michael Block

Times are changing. Sutton Foster is officially getting a television series. Since her show "Bunheads" has been picked up, Foster will be departing the ocean liner at the Stephen Sondheim Th…

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Full Casting Announced for Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher, to begin previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 28 in anticipation of an o…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:59AM

Caitlin Burke, James Mills, Sarah Caldwell Smith Set for NYGASP's Patience by Brian Scott Lipton

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will present Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera Patience on Sunday, March 11 at 5pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space. The story focuses on Pat…

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Rachel Weisz to Appear at BAM Screening of Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea on March 15 by Brian Scott Lipton

BAMCinematek will present a special screening of Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea, adapted from the play by Terrence Rattigan, on March 15 as part of a retrospective of the film direct…

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Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber to Collaborate on Song for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee by Andy Propst

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow will collaborate on a song to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. The number will be performed at a concert celebrating the monarch&apos…

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Second Season of Michael Feinstein's American Songbook Now Available on DVD by Bethany Rickwald

The DVD of the second season of the PBS series Michael Feinstein's American Songbook is available as of today at ShopPBS.org. Michael Feinstein's American Songbook chronicles Fein…

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Eric Ankrim and Kelly Karbacz to Star in First Date at ACT by Bethany Rickwald

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theatre have announced casting for their co-production of Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary, and Michael Weiner's First Date, to run March 10…

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'Blind Date' puts romance in the hot seat

A popular improvised comedy showcases the pain and humor of dating.

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Announces New Discounts by BroadwayWorld

The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher, a new play by Tony Award-nominee Rick Elice Jersey Boys, have announced that performances through April 29th are 99 orchestra and front mezzanine …

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Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young Compose Music for CBS's YOUNG & THE RESTLESS by BroadwayWorld

In an exclusive interview with TVGuide.com, Diana DeGarmo and boyfriend Ace Young have revealed that they will be bringing their music to an episode of the CBS daytime drama THE YOUNG AND TH…

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ALADDIN to Make Asian Premiere in Manila This November by BroadwayWorld

According to their website, Atlantic Productuctions will present the Asian premiere of Disney's Aladdin. The show will open at Manila's Meralco Theatre in November 2012. Casting has not yet …

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 2/24/2012 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2242012.

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/24- SILK STOCKINGS by Stage Tube

Today in 1955, Silk Stockings opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 478 performances. Silk Stockings is a musical with a book by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath, and Abe Burro…

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STAGE TUBE: Jordan Roth, Ken Davenport, et al. Speak at TEDxBroadway by Stage Tube

The Vision 20 years ago, in January of 1992, Broadway was a different place Times Square and the environs were dangerous and down at the heels, the World Wide Web had just launched, and the …

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Kristin Chenoweth to Visit GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 2/29 by BroadwayWorld

Boradway favorite Kritin Chenoweth will make an appearance on 'Good Morning America' on February 29. Tune in to ABC at 7am to check out her interview.

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Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Arrives at Paris Las Vegas! by BroadwayWorld

The award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS recently re-opened at the Paris Las Vegas hotel after concluding its run at the Palazzo Las Vegas at the end of 2011. BroadwayWorld brings you the boys'…

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What are we missing? by Michael Dove

What are we missing out on by not having more female voices and perspectives on our stages? As we make our way to the culminating event in Forum Theatre’s current Female Voices Festiva…

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Letter: Frank Carson obituary

In Leeds one evening in the late 1960s, I went to the City Varieties. Frank Carson (obituary, 24 February) was compering a show called Stars and Strips, valiantly warming up a first house of…

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Heiner Goebbels' A Room for London performance – watch online

The German composer and director will perform a musical response to Joseph Conrad's 1890 journal at A Room for London from 6pm–6.45pm on Sunday 26 February 2012. Watch the live stream here…

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Seven days on stage: Woody Allen gives Bullets Over Broadway a musical shot by Alistair Smith

Allen is adapting his 1994 movie for the stage, Matilda wins the public vote at the Whatsonstage awards, and Chortle's female-unfriendly comedy awards shortlist is no laughing matterScreen t…

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Kristin Chenoweth Shows David Letterman Her ‘Slutty Eyes’ on Late Show by Broadway.com

Kristin Chenoweth sure is a trooper. On a recent media blitz in advance of her new show GCB’s March 4 premiere, the bubbly Tony winner stopped by Late Show with David Letterman, d…

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MTV Animated Series Good Vibes, Featuring The Book of Mormon's Josh Gad Canceled by Broadway.com

MTV has decided not to pick up the new animated comedy Good Vibes, starring The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, for a second season, according to Deadline.com. MTV honchos “felt that …

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William Shatner Casts Jimmy Fallon in Shatner’s World on Late Night by Broadway.com

Broadway Week continues on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and William Shatner made the trek from the Music Box Theatre to chat about his one-man show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live …

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Watch Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad Belt '80s Classic 'Take On Me' on Late Night by Broadway.com

The Book of Mormon’s leading missionaries Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon during the show's Broadway Week to preach the good word to the a…

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Check Out Sutton Foster and the Cast of Anything Goes’ Tap-tastic Appearance on Jimmy Fallon by Broadway.com

Sutton Foster and the cast of Anything Goes brought the salty ocean breezes of the S.S. American to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on February 23. The dancing crew of the hit Cole Porter reviv…

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Daily News picks for what to see and do the weekend of 2/24-2/26

THEATER AGAIN AND AGAIN At the end of Eugene Ionesco's "The Bald Soprano," a one-hour absurdist comedy about the ridiculous nature of British social conventions and language, the p…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: THE COST OF THE ERECTION (Blank Theatre in Hollywood) by Samuel Bernstein

SUPER STRUCTURE The Cost of the Erection: The title of Jon Marans’ new play sounds like one of those gay shows where comely actors get naked to pump up the box office. There is some veiled…

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Review: Galileo at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

there are glimmering in F. Murray Abraham’s performance that hint that he is striving to find a character who will eventually show the various, sometimes contradictory, sides of Galileo’…

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'A Single Shard' at Seattle Children's Theatre

The play, based on the award-winning book by Linda Sue Park, runs through March 18.

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Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham stargazes in Off-Broadway revival of Brecht  by Joe Dziemianowicz

In “Galileo,” the 17th-century Italian astronomer is described as “a man who cannot say no to old wine or a new idea.”

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The Met Orchestrates Price Changes

Following Broadway's success with flexible ticket pricing, the Metropolitan Opera will adopt a new pricing system, boosting the cost of the most sought-after seats and lowering the cheapest …

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'Odd Couple' at Village: bluster, but missing some of the bite

The production stars Charles Leggett as messy Oscar and Chris Ensweiler as tidy Felix, the mismatched roommates.

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Stephen Colbert sings opera with Placido Domingo! [Video] by Sherry Stern

Talk show host Stephen Colbert showed off his singing skills on Thursday's episode of "The Colbert Report" as he teamed with tenor Plácido Domingo for a rendition of one of the most familia…

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TEDx Broadway videos are live. by Ken Davenport

One month ago, almost to the day, several hundred passionate people converged on New World Stages for the first ever TEDxBroadway conference. It was a very exciting day, with great speakers …

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Newplay.us: Crowdsourced Opportunities from the #NEWPLAY Community! by HowlRound

Check out what’s happening in the #NEWPLAY World: Newplay.us is a site driven by the #NEWPLAY Community on Twitter. Everyday people from all around post opportunities and news in the #NEW…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Rhythm and Rhyme: NY Pops Gala Benefit Will Feature Songs of Broadway's Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty by Kenneth Jones

The annual New York Pops Gala benefit on April 30 will honor the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. A 7 PM Carnegie Hall concert called Journey On, borr…

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Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin Set for ABC Pilot "Malibu Country" by Michael Gioia

Country star Reba McEntire and Tony Award winner Lily Tomlin will star in the ABC half-hour pilot "Malibu Country," according to Deadline.com.

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Mary Louise Parker, James Woods Set for Jamesy Boy Movie by Andy Propst

Mary Louise Parker and James Woods have been cast in the independent film Jamesy Boy, according to The Hollywood Reporter Trevor White will direct the project, which is using a script he co…

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Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty to Be Honored at New York Pops Gala by Dan Bacalzo

The Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will be honored at The New York Pops gala, entitled Journey On, Monday, April 30. The event wi…

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Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds Set for Animated Feature Turbo by Andy Propst

Voice casting has been announced for Turbo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. David Soren will direct the project, which he has co-written with Robert Siegel and Darren Lemke. The film …

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PHOTO FLASH: Brent Barrett, Stephen Bienskie, Jenn Harris at Silence! The Musical CD Signing by David Gordon

Cast members from Silence! The Musical celebrated the release of the production's Original Cast Recording with a concert and album signing at the 86th Street Barnes and Noble on Thursda…

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Jenn Gambatese to Join Justin Rugg for Duplex Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran Jenn Gambatese will appear in Predictable Heart: The Music of Justin Rugg at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Thursday, March 1 at 9:30pm. The show, presented by Pantochino P…

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Imagination Stage Publishes eBook Version of P. Nokio by Bethany Rickwald

Imagination Stage has released an ebook version of their currently running hip-hop musical P. Nokio, according to DC Theatre Scene. Written by Psalmayene, adapted for the page by A.M. Bilye…

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STAGE TUBE: William Shatner and MORMON's Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells Bring the Laughs to Jimmy Fallon's Broadway Week! by Stage Tube

On hand to celebrate Broadway with Fallon were 'Book of Mormon's Tony-nominated actors Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad as well as William Shatner, currently starring in Shatner's World We Just …

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Kristin Chenoweth on the Future of Broadway, Tammy Faye Bakker Musical, and More! by BroadwayWorld

Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth is currently in Kanas City for a special concert performance, and while she was in town she chatted with the Kansas City Star about the future of Broadway…

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WIT To Feature on Theater Talk and CBS2 News Sunday This Weekend by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Clubs Broadway production of WIT will be featured this weekend on Theater Talk, airing late tonight at 130 AM on WNETChannel 13, and CBS2 News Sunday, airing Sunday at appr…

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Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to be Honored at 2012 New York Pops Gala, 4/30 by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, April 30, The New York Pops marks its 29th birthday with a grand gala evening titled Journey On honoring Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominat…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Working on New Profumo Affair Musical? by BroadwayWorld

Musical theatre legend Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed today that he is thinking about basing his next musical project on the Profumo affair, which went down almost 50 years ago.

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Photo Coverage: SILENCE! The Musical Celebrates CD Release; Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris & More! by Walter McBride

Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris and the entire cast of SILENCE The Musical took to the stage at the Upper East Side Barnes amp Noble yesterday, February 23rd at 5 PM to perform selections from th…

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Review: Romeo & Juliet (Headlong tour – Guildford) ****

When creating a modern version of a well loved classic such as Romeo and Juliet, theatre companies can easily show themselves up by trying too hard to be “down with the kids”. Lu…

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1st Night Photos: Stewart plays Bingo at Young Vic

The 2010 Chichester Festival revival of Edward Bond’s 1973 play Bingo transferred last night (23 February 2012, previews from 16 February) to the Young Vic. Directed by Angus Jackson, …

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: Betty Buckley on Why She Took on 'American Idol' by Betty Buckley

The Tony-winning performer explains why she's angry about the way the show's judges denigrate certain voices as "too Broadway."

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

There are one-person shows galore in Manchester, a new Streetcar on the loose in Liverpool, and two chances to see playwright Dennis Kelly at different ends of the countryNorthThe Fuel seaso…

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El Inmigrante (The Immigrant) by Rosalind Lacy

Why do they keep crossing the border? Slide projections of hate-graffiti flash by on a back wall screen: “We Are Against Immigrants,” “Get out, Nicaraguans,” “I…

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Open call Sun, Feb 26 for burlesque performers for Fringe production by Lorraine Treanor

Seeking burlesque performers and actors/variety performers who can do burlesque! 4&9 Productions  is seeking 3 female or female-presenting principal burlesque performers for our 2012 Ca…

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Stars of Vaudeville #449: The Great Lafayette by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of The Great Lafayette (Siegmund Neuberger, 1872-1911) one of vaudeville’s few literal martyrs.  He moved to the U.S. from his native Munich at age 19 and began…

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New Stew and Heidi Rodewald Musical The Total Bent Begins Off-Broadway Run by Broadway.com

The curtain is going up on the Public Theater's world premiere of The Total Bent, a new musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange) which begins performances on February 24. The…

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Countdown to the Oscars! Best Actress Nominee Meryl Streep's Top Five Stage Roles by Kathy Henderson

Five of Broadway’s finest actors are in the running for 2012 Academy Awards! In honor of their stellar work onscreen, Broadway.com is looking back at the most unforgettable stage roles…

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Love Never Dies Stars Ben Lewis & Anna O'Byrne on the Aussie Production's 'Thrilling' Big-Screen Debut by Kathy Henderson

Get ready, Phantom of the Opera fans: The super-lavish Australian production of Love Never Dies will debut at movie theaters across America on February 28 and March 7 in screenings sponsored…

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NBC’s ‘SMASH’ MAKE A MUSICAL, School #12 – University of Chicago Charter School, Chicago by Cindy Ripley

School #12: University of Chicago Charter School, Woodlawn Campus Chicago, IL Reported by: Cindy Ripley, iTheatrics Senior Education Associate, Resident Master Teacher February 3, 2012 This …

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Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow team up for Queen's Diamond Jubilee by Matthew Hemley

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow are working together to compose a song to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Win a Trip to NYC with “Priscilla” and More Theater News by Tom Mizer

Find some room on the proverbial couch because we’ve got some casting news to report: Ready to make your Broadway debut? The sashaying folks at Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Ticke…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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WIT To Be Featured This Weekend on “Theater Talk” & CBS2 News Sunday by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club’s acclaimed Broadway production of WIT will be featured this weekend on “Theater Talk” (airing late tonight at 1:30 AM on WNET/Channel 13) and “CBS2 News Sunda…

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Remaining "American Idol" Semifinalists Named; Voting Begins Feb. 28 by Andrew Gans

Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler revealed their remaining choices for the semifinalists for the current season of "American Idol" on the Feb. 23 broadcast.

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Atlantis Productions Will Stage Asian Premiere of Disney's Aladdin by Andrew Gans

Atlantis Productions, through a special licensing arrangement with Music Theatre International, will stage the Asian premiere of Disney's Aladdin. Performances will begin in November at …

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Chorus Boy Chronicles Will Feature Nick Blaemire, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Santino Fontana, Tony Sheldon by Andrew Gans

Recession Art Shows will present a special one-night-only benefit performance event, The Chorus Boy Chronicles, March 7 at 8 PM at RAC|Recession Art at CULTUREfix.

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Lily Tomlin to Join Reba McEntire on ABC's Malibu Country Pilot by Andy Propst

Lily Tomlin will join the previously announced Reba McEntire in ABC's half-hour pilot Malibu Country, according to a report on Deadline.com. The show centers on a woman (McEntire) who…

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Stephen Fry, David Tennant, Emma Thompson Set for Sky Arts' Playhouse Presents Series by Andy Propst

Sky Arts has announced the writers and initial casting for Playhouse Presents, a new series of comedies and dramas, according to published reports. The initiative is an extension of the cha…

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PHOTO FLASH: Linda Lavin, Julia Murney, Laura Osnes, Paulo Szot at Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party by David Gordon

Town Hall played host to the second annual presentation of The Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, on Thursday, February 23. The nearly three-hour concert featured performances by Janis S…

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PHOTO FLASH: F. Murray Abraham, Natasha Lyonne, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Reesat Galileo Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, February 23, the Classic Stage Company production of Galileo opened its limited run, which has been extended to February 18. Opening night guests included Jack Cummings III, An…

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Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON by BroadwayWorld

Last night, Fallon featured Roundabout Theatre Company's 2011 Tony Award winning musical Anything Goes. Sutton Foster took the Late Night stage to sing a rousing selection from this saucy pr…

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Get Priority Access to BILLY ELLIOT in Boston! by Contests

Get priority access to BILLY ELLIOT in Boston Buy tickets today

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Review Round-up: Bassett & co are In Basildon

David Eldridge's new play In Basildon opened at the Royal Court this week (22 February 2012, previews from 16 February). Directed by artistic director Dominic Cooke, the play follows the fin…

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On tour with Propeller: Once more unto the hospital

This week the all-male troupe are in Perth, where unscripted food poisoning in the middle of Henry V calls for some wild improvisation – and an emergency run to A&EHere in Perth, Australia…

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Auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein revue March 2 by Lorraine Treanor

Washington Savoyards announces auditions for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical revue A Grand Night for Singing. Directed by Kurt Boehm. This is an open call, Non-Equity. All performers …

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Gingrich on stage at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville by John Feffer

Republican firebrand Newt Gingrich is known for his dramatic flourishes, whether the Contract with America from 1994 or his more recent proposal to colonize the Moon.  During this primary s…

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Concerning Some Oscar Nominees by Trav S.D.

I am usually indifferent to the annual Oscar charades: I find the presentation grating and I’ve generally not seen any of the films, and that really doesn’t leave much to sink on…

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How YOU Can Partipate in Democracy by Trav S.D.

At the Brick Theater, that is! Why it’s just the Brick’s latest zany-themed indie theatre festival comin’ your way in a couple of months, that’s all! To find out how …

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Fuse Visual Arts Commentary: In a Room with Rothko by Arts Fuse Editor

A meditation on the art of Mark Rothko, ranging from memories of a mystical encounter with his art to thoughts on the recent SpeakEasy Stage production of "Red," which is based on life of th…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Greg Allen Tells The Terrible Truth by Andy Propst

The famed Chicago theater director discusses his new work, The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio (the Wooden Boy) As Told By Frankenstein's Monster (the Wretched Creature).

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Alan Cumming, Janeane Garofalo, Leslie Uggams Set for New Group Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Janeane Garofalo and Morgan Spector will host The New Group's 2012 Gala, Cabaret Soiree, to be held at Edison Ballroom on Monday, February 27 beginning at 6:30pm. The event will honor …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow to Write Diamond Jubilee Song for June 4 by BroadwayWorld

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow today announced that they are working together to compose a special song to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee, which will feature artists and contribut…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:47AM

Broadway Cast Recording for PORGY AND BESS Set For May by BroadwayWorld

ps classics today announced that they will be presenting the New Broadway Cast Recording of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, to be released May 8. The recording will take place on March 12 and…

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Imagination Stage publishes P. Nokio as an eBook by Lorraine Treanor

With their announcement today, Imagination Stage has taken a creative leap from the stage to the page.  P. Nokio, the popular hip-hop musical playing at Imagination Stage, is now available …

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War Horse by Trav S.D.

Your correspondent likes to think he has a heart that can be touched. The list of Disney movies at which I’ve cried, now that I tally it up, is long indeed, and I was moved to tears in a c…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 08:33AM

Early Plays based on Eugene O’Neill’s Glencairn Plays, Adapted and directed by Richard Maxwell¸ a Wooster Group and New York City Players Product by Yvonne Korshak

The three early one-act plays by O’Neill are moving and naturalistic, not melodramatic as I’ve seen them called elsewhere. In order to find this out, though, one has to look through this…

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Concert recap: Joshua Henry’s ‘Soul Weakness’ at The Triad by Jesse North

Joshua Henry opened his solo concert at the Triad Theater on February 20 singing the words “I’m livin’ my life like it’s golden.” The chorus to Jill Scott’s hit certainly describ…

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Words Without End by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Scorched, American Conservatory Theater. By Sam Hurwitt The primary selling point of Scorched is Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn’s return to his native…

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Review: Galileo by Frank Scheck

With partisan politics injecting itself into scientific debate with dismaying frequency these days, Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo has a disturbing modern resonance. While the Classic Stage …

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hitRECord by Rebecca Coleman

My love affair of with Joseph Gordon-Levitt began a couple of months back. Sure, we’ve all seen him in Third Rock from the Sun, and he’s hosted Saturday Night Live and done lots …

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Take the TDF Stages Survey! by Mark Blankenship

Hello TDF Stages readers! Thank you so much for being part of this magazine. As we plan for the future, we would love to have you feedback on how we’re doing and how we can grow. Pleas…

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Oscar nominees with stage roots

The first time New York noticed Viola Davis -- at least, the first time I noticed her -- she was playing Vera, the sometimes woman of a struggling blues musician in August Wilson's "Seven Gu…

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Humdrum 'Galileo' stars undynamic Abraham

Depending on the time and the country, the 17th century science-versus-the-Church conflict in Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo" has been considered an allegory about the individual conscience again…

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CSULB PRESENTS A FAMILY DRAMA FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

University Players of Cal State Long Beach presents Sonia Flew by Melinda Lopez, March 2nd through March 17th. Directed by Luke Yankee, Sonia Flew explores betrayal and forgiveness across tw…

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Submissions for Summer Festival at The Brick Theater by NYTE Small Press

This item submitted by Roger Nasser, House Manager Brick Theater The Brick Theater invites you to participate in their Great Theater Experiment this summer, DEMOCRACY.  For more informa…

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A message from 6th graders in Greenwood, Texas by Sarah B. Roberts

My nephew Cody, who is in 7th grade, is a member of the Greenwood Leadership Organization ("GLO"). His 6th grade colleagues created this video for the Project Outreach category for Destinati…

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For One Man, The Sword Is Mightier Than The Pen

Tony Gangi, aka The Amazing Human Head, is an aspiring sideshow performer from Massachusetts. He gave up a career in publishing to impale himself in a variety of ways, but couldn't have purs…

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Directing Shakespeare: Working The Text by American Theatre Wing and SDCF

On April 28, 2001, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation invited NYU voice and dialect coach Deborah Hecht, Juilliard Chairman of Voice and Speech Ralph Zito, director Mark Lamos, ac…

Linked From American Theatre Wing at 08:12AM
Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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AUTOBAHN • Soundstage Productions/R-S Theatrics by Andrea

A girl on her way home from rehab, an inappropriate trip to a cabin in the woods, and a series of pre-interpretations that turn "make-out" point into "break-up" point and then back again -- …

Linked From St. Louis Theatre Snob at 07:59AM

GHOST Lights Up Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! by Admin

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy who will be starring as Sam and Molly in the new Broadway musical GHOST made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night for “Broadway Week…

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Awesome Person Thursday: Collaboration Town by Michael Roderick

This week's APT comes from Amanda Feldman who I have known for a number of years as a producer and supporter of great art. When she tells me to check out someone's work, I listen. Take it aw…

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Aspen Laff Fest: David Brenner laughing all the way by Stewart Oksenhorn

ASPEN - Before he turned 10, David Brenner took a job as a stockboy in the working-class Philadelphia neighborhood where he lived. Brenner took the job seriously - showed up on time, worked …

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Perth Festival: The Winter's Tale by Alison Croggon

UK Shakespearean company Propeller is an odd beast. Under the artistic direction of Edward Hall, its mission is to refresh Shakespeare using physical theatre. With this goes an attempt to re…

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Stephanie J. Block to Play Reno Sweeney in Broadway's Anything Goes, Beginning March 15 by Andy Propst

Stephanie J. Block will assume the role of Reno Sweeney in Broadway's Anything Goes on March 15. She replaces Sutton Foster, who will play her final performance on March 11. Block pre…

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The Spring Broadway Season by Gil

The shows I'm looking forward to seeing this Spring:Evita: I've never seen a good production of this, and my general dislike for movie musicals means I've only seen pieces of the Madonna one…

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'Porgy & Bess' Nominated for 11 IRNE Awards

Porgy & Bess © Gershwins The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) clearly didn't listen to early criticism of the re-envisioned production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. …

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Open Call Auditions for 'Annie' & Orphans in Austin, Texas

Annie 2012 © Annie It's been a hard-knock life for the casting team of Telsey + Co., who are still seeking the perfect cast for the new Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning musica…

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Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' to Hit Broadway in 2013

Woody Allen © Cindy Ord/Getty Images The new musical version of cult film favorite, Bullets Over Broadway, should hit the boards of the Great White Way in 2013. Set in the age of speake…

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New "Sally" Announced for Broadway's 'Follies' in Los Angeles

Follies on Broadway © Follies The producers of the extravagant revival of what many consider to be the greatest musical ever,  Follies, have announced their replacement for "Sally"…

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MTC's Big Buy by The Playgoer

So I'm up early today and I decide to tune into "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, and what do I see a commercial for? Manhattan Theatre Club!  No, not one of those 15-second blips at the end of t…

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BWW's On This Day - February 24, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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1st Night Photos: Duncan, Colman & Fox catch Hay Fever

Although it doesn't officially open to press until tonight, the new West End production of Hay Fever starring Lindsay Duncan as the irrepressible Judith Bliss held its gala opening last nigh…

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Matthew Morrison on Live! With Kelly - February 21 2012 - Part 2 by MatthewMorrison.net

Matthew Morrison on Live! With Kelly - February 21 2012 - Part 2 From: matthewmorrisonnet Views: 237 1 ratings Time: 01:00 More in People & Blogs

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2012 Goodspeed_On_Sale.mov by Goodspeed Musicals

2012 Goodspeed_On_Sale.mov Make it a Goodspeed Day! Join us for the trio of fantastic tuners set for the 2012 Goodspeed Opera House Season. Single tickets are on sale now! From: livefromthe…

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"Three-Tear Plan" from Ethan Lipton's NO PLACE TO GO by The Public Theater

Music video by Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra performing "Three-Tear Plan" from NO PLACE TO GO. Featuring illustrations by Joe's Pub archival artist Michael Arthur.

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ACE to include 'green clauses' in funding contracts by Alistair Smith

Arts Council England is to incorporate eco-friendly clauses into its funding agreements with national portfolio organisations, making it the first arts funding body in the world to have envi…

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Artists Inspired by Artists: Jim Dale by Roundabout Theatre Company

Artists Inspired by Artists: Jim Dale Athol Fugard's 'The Road to Mecca' is a play about an artist making her last stand for free expression in apartheid South Africa. The artis…

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OFF Broadway March 2012 by The Broadway Channel

OFF Broadway March 2012 From: BroadwayChannel Views: 46 1 ratings Time: 05:57 More in Entertainment

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Bingo, Young Vic, London

I once received a very nice card from an actor who said that my trashing of his performance had made him laugh out loud.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Friday Roundup: What's Wrong with ART? by Don Hall

Now This is a PSA I Can Applaud Be from RingSide Creative on Vimeo.I'm personally in favor of PSA's that avoid the easy road of using shame to make a point.****Eric Cantor is Excellent …

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Stephanie J. Block to Play Reno Sweeney iin Broadway's Anything Goes, Beginning March 15 by Andy Propst

Stephanie J. Block will assume the role of Reno Sweeney in Broadway's Anything Goes on March 15. She replaces Sutton Foster, who will play her final performance on March 11. Block pre…

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Brining sets out vision for West Yorkshire Playhouse by Alistair Smith

Incoming West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining has said that he wants to make "world class local" work at the venue, reflecting the theatre's home in Leeds but with potent…

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Fortifying themselves for an absurdist all-nighter by Howard Shapiro

Slater, five other actors, and director Madi Distefano will be pulling an all-nighter beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at Plays & Players Theatre in Center City. There, they will stage 24 performa…

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PAGE SIX: Biel does B'way

Justin Timberlake and fiancée Jessica Biel were spotted taking in the Broadway show “The Road to Mecca” Wednesday night. They cheered pal Carla Gugino — who starred in “New Year’s…

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Broadway's MEMPHIS to be Featured on GREAT PERFORMANCES February 24 by Bww News Desk

Broadway's Memphis, winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. on …

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Review: Bingo ****

I didn’t like much about the movie Anonymous but I did like the idea of Shakespeare, as played by Rafe Spall, crashing about as a chaotically bad actor and patching his plays together …

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Should theatre be fearless, not flawless? by Lyn Gardner

Polished performances rule the stage and the circus ring, but human fraility is just as gripping – and more moving – to watchTake a look at this video from Cirque du Soleil's Alegria.It…

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Ben West: Make His Manhattan by Peter Filichia

Ilona in She Loves Me certainly got a great deal out of her trip to the library. But she has nothing on Ben West. The 29-year-old wunderkind who started Unsung Musicals Company can often be …

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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From mists of time, "Brigadoon" charms in Littleton by Kurt Brighton

In the pantheon of human emotions, love must be considered the most magical of all. Cliches abound ascribing its magical powers: Love is blind; love conquers love conquers all; love is, of c…

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Evita! Judy! Jesus! Thank Heaven For Musicals About Celebrities!

The New York Times 02/26/12

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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LongHouse Winter Benefit by Barry

Edward AlbeeOn Wednesday February 15, 2012 LongHouse Reserve celebrated the revival of Edward Albee’s “The Lady from Dubuque” in New York, where the play is part of the launch of The P…

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Srishti Dances of India reflects on personal stories in 'Samudra'

Indian dance often is revered for its ornate costumes, highly stylized steps and routines steeped in rich religious references.

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Ludovica Villar-Hauser by League of Professional Theatre Women

Director / Dramaturg New York, New York USA I grew up in England. My primary school Head Mistress insisted I have Speech and Drama lessons, when she heard me speaking English with a Spanish-…

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The appeal of War Horse by Richard Ouzounian

As War Horse opens in Toronto, author Michael Morpurgo, and co-directors Tom Morris and Marianne Elliot talk about its emotional impact.

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Alex Furber stars in War Horse in Toronto by Richard Ouzounian

War Horse is the first major professional role for Alex Furber of Toronto.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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THE SCREENING ROOM: Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman and Other Academy Awards Musical Performances by Playbill Staff

The 84th Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, and Playbill.com is taking a look back at some special musical moments from ceremonies  past.

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DIVA TALK: Judy Kuhn Chats About Sondheim, Master Classes, Feinstein's, Motherhood and More by Andrew Gans

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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PS Classics Will Record The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess by Adam Hetrick

PS Classics will record a two-disc cast album of the Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, starring Norm Lewis and Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, in mid-March.

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Tony-Winning Musical Memphis Airs on "Great Performances" Feb. 24 by Adam Hetrick

The live film of the Tony Award-winning rock musical Memphis, featuring the original Broadway cast led by Tony Award nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, airs Feb. 24 on PBS' "…

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Stew and Heidi Rodewald's The Total Bent Debuts at the Public Feb. 24 by Adam Hetrick

Passing Strange collaborators Stew and Heidi Rodewald return to the Public Theater with their latest music theatre piece The Total Bent, which begins performances Feb. 24 Off-Broadway as par…

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Smudge Mark at The Times: Off-Broadway's CQ/CX Tackles Journalism Scandal by Harry Haun

David Leveaux, Gabe McKinley and the cast of the world premiere of CQ/CX, inspired by the plagiarism and fiction scandal that rocked the New York Times, talk about the fact, fiction and face…

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Wicked Tour Welcomes Alli Mauzey and Andy Kelso Feb. 24 by Andrew Gans

The company of the first North American tour of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked welcomes Alli Mauzey as Glinda and Andy Kelso as Fiyero beginning Feb. 24 in Tempe, AZ.

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The Friday Five, February 24, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Five Reasons Why We're Stopping The Friday FiveYour worst nightmare has come true. The gates of hell have swung open and flaming horrors scream through your mind, devouring your happiness, y…

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Weak atmosphere eclipses astronomer’s tale by Elisabeth Vincentelli

If the skies had looked the way they do in Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo,” which just opened at Classic Stage Company, the famous Italian astronomer may never have looked up a telescope. I…

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An early spring for B’way by Michael Riedel

It’s February, but it feels like spring — and spring in theater land means activity. Some shows are in rehearsals, some in previews. Deals are being signed and the Tony Awards are starti…

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Danish director imports a well-played ballet buffet by Leigh Witchel

While the Republican candidates were duking it out in Arizona Wednesday night, Ballet Arizona visited New York for the first time — and it’s a group worthy of bipartisan support.The comp…

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TT: Almanac

"Small-town people manage to endure the inexorable proximity of their lives only by deceiving themselves into thinking that nobody knows...

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TT: The right end of the telescope

My drama column in today's Wall Street Journal is devoted in its entirety to Classic Stage Company's revival of Galileo....

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The Oscars Are Coming! Wait! They're (Almost) Here; Brian D'Arcy James on SMASH; Some Phantom with Your Popcorn; Mark Your Calendar by Ellis Nassour

For many years now, the Oscars have really strived for national and international diversity. And if you wanted diversity at the movies in 2011, you got it in spaces. The noms speak loudly fo…

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