Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Jersey playwright finds unique way to recall 1964 Phillies' epic collapse

Lou Mascolo's domestic drama is set against the Phillies' still-hard-to-fathom failure to win the 1964 National League pennant.

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Century of Slapstick #43: The Property Man by Trav S.D.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin comedy The Property Man. Something feels original about this film in contrast with most of Chaplin’s earli…

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Production News: Altar Boyz musical to receive UK premiere in October by Matthew Hemley

Musical comedy Altar Boyz will make its UK premiere at the Greenwich Theatre in October. The show will be directed by Steven Dexter, who was behind Loserville in the West End. It is being pr…

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Interviews: Luke Barnes: 'Edinburgh really made a career as a writer possible for me'

Playwright Luke Barnes talks about the Edinburgh Fringe and his shows Bottleneck and Beats North

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Theatre News: Full casting announced for Made in Dagenham starring Gemma Arterton

Isla Blair and David Cardy will complete the cast of the musical at the Adelphi Theatre

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BWW's On This Day - August 1, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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This weeks new theatre by Mark Cook & Lyn Gardner

The James Plays | Lippy | The Ring Cycle Plays | Bad Jews | Forest Fringe | La Traviata Continue reading...

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Simon Callow: A return to Juvenalia by Simon Callow

Phony politicians, flashy oligarchs, gay marriage. As Simon Callow takes his one-man show to Edinburgh, he explores the timeless bite of Juvenal's Satires Continue reading...

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This weeks new dance by Judith Mackrell

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev: Solo For Two | Edinburgh Fringe Continue reading...

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Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Best Bets: LeAnn Rimes, OneRepublic, Funky Butt fish fry

Our staff picks the best things to do this week, with a look at what's ahead in the weeks to come.

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News: London Theatre Report – the lowdown by Matthew Hemley

London Theatre Report, the industry’s first major study into the size and scope of London Theatre, was published earlier this week. The report found that around £620 million is spent…

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Review: Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios)

The cast impress in Flaherty and Ahrens' musical, but it lacks a little in the adaptation

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Photos: Official photo released for Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet

Tickets went onsale for 'red' members of the Barbican at 10am today

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Edinburgh festival 2014 day one: five things to do by Chris Wiegand

At the fringe but not sure what to see? From Pinter at lunchtime to a host of zombie shows, try these suggestions for size Continue reading...

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Edinburgh festival 2014: A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts review a joyous, giddy celebration by Lyn Gardner

Northern Stage at King's Hall, EdinburghThis utterly loveable show sees the Secret Theatre ensemble jump through a series of impossible hoops to great effect Continue reading...

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Friday, August 1, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Much Ado About Nothing , Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London by Stuart Gidden

Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London: The intimate Lion and Unicorn's Much Ado imposes itself on its in-the-round audience like a boisterous teenager: admirable for its energy and irreveren…

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Dessa Rose , Trafalgar Studio 2, London by Paul Vale

Trafalgar Studio 2, London: Based on the novel by Sherley Anne Williams, Dessa Rose tells the story of two women from very different backgrounds, who are thrust together in an act of collabo…

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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School International Graduating Actors Showcase 2014, Tristan Bates Theatre, London by Paul Vale

Tristan Bates Theatre, London: It is an extremely playful start to this MA in professional acting graduate showcase, with the company bursting into a lively rendition of Al Green's Take…

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Edinburgh festival 2014 review: Confirmation Chris Thorpe's electrifying monologue by Lyn Gardner

Northern Stage at King's Hall, EdinburghThorpe's dramatically charged show challenges our own biases and beliefs in a Ted talk-turned passionate provocation Continue reading...

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Brendon Burns: why I'll be back with my Arnold Schwarzenegger routine by Brendon Burns

This year at the Edinburgh festival I'm mimicking Arnie, one of the earliest anti-comedians Continue reading...

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Friday, August 1, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)

A Cold-Hearted Romeo by Sam Hurwitt

Isn't it romantic? No, not really.

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Interviews: Sam Berrie chats about Stage Experience and Footloose

Sam Berrie is about get Footloose when he plays Ren in the hit musical, part of the annual Stage Experience at the Palace Theatre, in which the young cast have just two weeks to put the show…

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Will Adamsdale: sitting at the cheap bar between theatre and comedy by Paul Fleckney

Ten years after his Perrier victory with Jackson's Way, the one-time Human Computer is back at the Edinburgh festival with a new show about borders 'Comedy today is tweeting with one hand an…

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Kenny Ireland, Benidorm star, dies aged 68 by Alice Vincent

TV and theatre actor Kenny Ireland has died after suffering from cancer

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Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’: Theater review by Joe Dziemianowicz

You can’t always believe your eyes or ears during Stephen Adly Guirgis’ vivid group portrait, “Between Riverside and Crazy.”

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Metropolitan Opera dodges lockout — for now

With an hour to spare before Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb’s vow of a 12:01 a.m. Friday deadline that would trigger a lockout, the company announced it had agreed to a fede…

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Off Broadway Review: ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ by Gordon Cox

Stephen Adly Guirgis is such a quintessentially New York playwright, it’s incredible how popular his plays are outside the city limits. You have to wonder what those out-of-towners wil…

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'Between Riverside and Crazy'

Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis discusses his new play “Between Riverside and Crazy,” along with director Austin Pendleton, and star Stephen McKinley Henderson. The play tells the story …

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'Riverside,' where biting humor meets wonder

A sublime Stephen McKinley Henderson stars in Stephen Adly Guirgis' off-Broadway play.        

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Shaw's 'A Philadelphia Story' Is No Different From the Movie

The Shaw Festival's production of Philip Barry's play is enjoyable, but don't hold your breath for any surprises, writes critic Terry Teachout.

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Met Postpones Lockout by 72 Hours

The Metropolitan Opera put the brakes on a threatened lockout of its union employees Thursday night, agreeing to a 72-hour postponement.

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Between Riverside and Crazy | Atlantic Theater Company | Plays & Shows | Time Out New York by David Cote

It’s hard to tell the sinners from the saints with Stephen Adly Guirgis. The earthy playwright—whose profanity-laced urban yarns were often directed by the late (still cannot fucking acc…

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Theatre News: Hats off to Laurel and Hardy set for Salford, 23 August

Lucy Dog Theatre bring the story of everyone's favourite comedy duo to Salford, following Brighton Fringe and Laurel and Hardy Conventions.

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Edinburgh festival: your favourite shows and memorable moments by Marta Bausells and Guardian Readers

We asked you to choose the best thing youve ever seen at the Edinburgh festival. From a teenager mesmerised by Russian theatre to audience members being thrown olives and oiled up, here are …

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Will Adamsdale: 'Comedy today is tweeting with one hand and playing a ukelele with the other' by Will Adamsdale

The comedian returns to the Fringe 10 years after winning the Perrier award at the first time of asking. How has comedy changed? And what is comedy anyway? Will Adamsdale: sitting at the che…

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Review: "Guardians of the Galaxy": Motley crew are galaxy's best hope by Scott Foundas, Variety

If the wayward denizens of "Star Wars' " Mos Eisley Cantina rose up and demanded their own starring vehicle, it would probably look something like "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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Review: Felix and Oscar are back as the couple in an odd arrangement by Lisa Kennedy

For many, Neil Simon's famous divorced duo Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar came by way of TV, not the stage, when Jack Klugman and Tony Randall inhabited the roles on the 1970s sitcom.

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Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Airy Poster Set For New Broadway-Themed Film BIRDMAN by Pat Cerasaro

Michael Keaton has joined Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis in the cast of screenwriter and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new theatre-themed feature film BIRDMAN, in the…

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Benedict Cumberbatch: a Hamlet worth waiting for by Serena Davies

You can buy tickets for Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet from today. Serena Davies explains why he's the most .

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Carlos Acosta rehearses Guys and Dolls by Rachel Ward

Exclusive: watch Carlos Acosta choreograph his first ever musical, Guys and Dolls

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Roger Daltry Rocks Out With TOMMY's 'Pinball Wizard' At Live Show by Pat Cerasaro

Iconic rock superstar Roger Daltry revisited a classic song from the revolutionary rock opera The Who's TOMMY at a live gig earlier this week and a performance clip is now available to view.

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Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)

‘Stupid Fucking Bird’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Robert Michael Oliver

Stupid Fucking Bird, Aaron Posner’s 2013 adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s late 19th century The Seagull, returns like the phoenix to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company with its stellar…

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Over 125 Playwrights Participate in WRITE OUT FRONT Live at the Drama Book Shop This Month by BroadwayWorld

Theaterspeak will present WRITE OUT FRONT, an installation of over 125 award-winning and up-and-coming playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during st…

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Tickets to Broadway-Bound AMAZING GRACE at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre On Sale Today by BroadwayWorld

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the pre-Broadway world premiere engagement of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a bo…

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ALADDIN Vocal Selections Out Today by Pat Cerasaro

The vocal selections for current Broadway hit Disney screen-to-stage property ALADDIN are out today, August 1.

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Friday, August 1, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)


Norm Lewis, for all his talent, doesn t fit in the role of the Phantom.

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: The First Trailer for the Original Broadway Production of Into the Woods

If you liked the movie's commercial, you'll love this one.

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"Seinfeld" Star Jason Alexander Revisits Stage History By Directing Broadway Bound, Beginning Aug. 1 by Carey Purcell

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander, who starred in the original 1986 production of Broadway Bound, directs a production of that Neil Simon play for the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble with pe…

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A Fine Showmance: Love's Labour's Lost Co-Stars Colin Donnell and Patti Murin by Whitney Spaner

In the first installment of's profiles of theatre couples, Love's Labour's Lost co-stars Colin Donnell and Patti Murin chat about falling for each other while starri…

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A Bold Soul Sister: Piece of My Heart Star de'Adre Aziza Comes Full Circle with "Special" Janis Joplin Connection by Karu F. Daniels

Earlier this year, de'Adre Aziza caused social media shock waves after lambasting A Night With Janis Joplin producers for their botched attempt to revive the show Off-Broadway. In an iro…

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Tix for Chicago Premiere of Broadway-Bound Musical Amazing Grace, Starring Josh Young, On Sale by Andrew Gans

Tickets for Broadway in Chicago's world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Amazing Grace, which will begin previews Oct. 9 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre prior to an …

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Marla Mindelle and Clarke Thorell Join Newtown-Area Students Tonight For Shows Promoting Healing and Strength by Michael Gioia

The 12.14 Foundation presents two shows for its summer season that incorporate 200 children from the Newtown area as a continuation of its mission to use the performing arts to promote heali…

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They Got Life: Hair, with Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Benjamin Walker, Rocks The Hollywood Bowl by Andrew Gans

The Hollywood Bowl's production of the rock musical Hair plays the famed outdoor venue Aug. 1-2 at 8 PM and Aug. 3 at 7:30 PM. Adam Shankman directs and choreographs.

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INTO THE WOODS Movie Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order by Pat Cerasaro

An eye-grabbing new promotional poster for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS has now been relea…

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FLASH FRIDAY: First Midnight! INTO THE WOODS Casts A Spell Onstage & Onscreen by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big sc…

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PBT to present 2 sensory-friendly productions in 2014-15 season

Two of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s productions in its 2014-15 lineup will include sensory-friendly adaptations at select performances.

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