Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Rubbish, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London by Catherine Usher

Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London: In contrast to the amazing special effects and explosions you will find in most children's films and video games, the openi…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 652: Benjamin Brand by Adam Szymkowicz

Benjamin Brand  Hometown:  East Lyme, Connecticut 06333 Current Town:  Los Angeles, California 90066 Q:  Tell me about Taste. A:  Just over a decade ago, I read …

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Broadway Favorite Seth Numrich to Star in Fathers and Sons at London's Donmar Warehouse by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Broadway vet Seth Numrich (War Horse) is to headline the previously announced production of Fathers and Sons at London’s Donmar Warehouse. Written by Brian Friel after the novel by Iva…

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Photos! Of Mice and Men Stars James Franco, Chris O’Dowd & Leighton Meester Celebrate Opening Night on the Ranch by

James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, and Leighton Meester made their Broadway debuts on April 16, 2014 when the new revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men celebrated its official ope…

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Hedwig Headliner Neil Patrick Harris Talks Fishnet Masochism & What It’s Like 'Having a Snake Down Your Pants' by Ryan McPhee

No one said it was easy being a transgender rock goddess. Hedwig and the Angry Inch star Neil Patrick Harris stopped by Good Morning America on April 17 (after appearing on the show earlier …

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James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men on Broadway reviews by Nancy Groves

John Steinbeck's classic is revived on Broadway with an all-star cast, but the critics can't agree if its leads bring huge chemistry or are simply reading from CliffsNotesOf Mice and Men may…

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Sound Advice: Two Musicals, one fluffy, one frisky by Rob Lester

"Going Up" studio cast recording and "Andy Capp" original London cast recording.

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How many Double Crown winners have their been in all of Theater History? by Ken Davenport

The Olivier Awards were Sunday night.  And as I tweeted, The Book of Mormon shockingly took home the big prize of Best New Musical.  (In case you can’t read ‘tone’ throu…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester, and More Celebrate Broadway's Of Mice and Men on Opening Night

John Steinbeck's drama also welcomed guests Minka Kelly, James Earl Jones, and Danai Gurira to the Longacre Theatre.

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Broadway Records Will Release "Nice Fighting You," Celebration of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Track List Announced by Andrew Gans

Broadway Records will release "Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW," which spotlights the Tony-winning collaboration of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flahe…

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James Barbour and Anthony Fedorov Will Head Cast of La Mirada Les Miserables by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for the La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment production of Les Miserables, which will begin previews May 30 with an official opening the following day a…

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Disney Announces New Same-Day Ticket Policies for Broadway's Aladdin and Newsies by Michael Gioia

Disney has announced new same-day ticket policies, which will begin April 21, for the Broadway musicals Aladdin and Newsies.

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Controversy Prompts Original Cast and Creators of Fun Home to Stage Concert Production at College of Charleston by Adam Hetrick

The original cast and creative team of Fun Home, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, will reunite for two special concert stagings at the College of…

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The Incubator Arts Project, Presenter of Cutting-Edge Work, Will Close in July by Carey Purcell

The experimental performance company The Incubator Arts Project will close in July.

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American Theater Company and Araca Group Partner to Develop New Plays With AracaWorks: Chicago by Carey Purcell

The development of new American plays in Chicago will be supported by a partnership with the American Theater Company and The Araca Group. 

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Inventing Mary Martin, Starring Emily Skinner, Cameron Adams, Lynne Halliday and Jason Graae, Extends Off-Broadway Run by Andrew Gans

The York Theatre Company's world premiere of the new musical Inventing Mary Martin, which began previews at the Off-Broadway venue April 15, has extended its run prior to its official op…

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Production News: Musical Therese Raquin to transfer to the Park Theatre by Matthew Hemley

New musical Therese Raquin is to transfer to the Park Theatre. The show, based on Emile Zola’s book, is written by Craig Adams and Nona Sheppard. It is currently playing at the Finborough …

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6 Hours, 48 Playwrights, and the Entire Bible by Kenneth Jones

How dozens of writers came together to create The Mysteries — When invited to pitch a new project to The Flea Theater following his epic staging of These Seven Sicknesses—a five-…

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National Youth Dance Theatre: Vertical Road/The Rashomon Effect review by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler's Wells, LondonAkram Khan draws out brilliant performances from the dancers in these two powerful pieces Akram Khan on finding a 'purer form of interpretation' with young dancers Form…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Musical Adaptation of Thérèse Raquin to Transfer from London's Finborough to Park Theatre by Mark Shenton

Thérèse Raquin, a new musical adaptation of Émile Zola’s classic French novel of the same name that is currently running at London's Finborough Theatre through…

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Richard E. Grant to Appear in Water Babies at Leicester's Curve by Mark Shenton

Richard E. Grant is to appear in the world-premiere production of Water Babies, a new musical by Chris Egan, Ed Curtis and Guy Jones, which will begin performances at Leicester's Curve A…

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Seth Numrich to Return to London Stage in Fathers and Sons at Donmar Warehouse by Mark Shenton

Seth Numrich, the Broadway actor who was named Best Newcomer in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013 for his London debut in Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic, is to return to the Londo…

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London's Hampstead Theatre to Premiere Wonderland, a New Play About U.K.'s 1980s Miners' Strike by Mark Shenton

London's Hampstead Theatre is to offer the world premiere of Beth Steel's Wonderland to mark the 30th anniversary of the Miners' Strike that changed the fabric of Britain forever…

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Liliane Montevecchi Will Return to London with New Show Paris on the Thames by Mark Shenton

Tony winner Liliane Montevecchi, who has previously appeared in cabaret in London at Jermyn Street Theatre and Pizza on the Park and on the U.K. theatrical stage in Sandy Wilson's Divorc…

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Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask Set for TimesTalks Event by Andrew Gans

The TimesTalks discussion series will continue May 20 at the TheTimesCenter with an evening spotlighting the Broadway debut of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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Stars of Slapstick #182: Fay Tincher by Trav S.D.

  Today is the birthday of Fay Tincher (1884-1983). One of the many high points of Steve Massa’s recent book Lame Brains and Lunatics is an entire chapter on this star, and she reall…

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Interviews: Brief Encounter With ... Monday's Child writer Brendan Murray

Brendan Murray talks about teaming up again with children's theatre producers tutti frutti on their new production, Monday's Child.

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Review: Cool Rider (Duchess Theatre)

Hannah LeVane stands out, as Cool Rider returns to the West End for one week only

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JKTS Chat: An Interview with Submissions Only's Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Part 2) by JK

He was Mr. Broadway back in April 2012, and now Andrew Keenan-Bolger is back at JKTS with a pretty cool interview!  Earlier this week, he talked about his family ties to Broadway, polit…

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Billie Holiday Reborn in Audra McDonald as “Lady Day” by Sandi Durell

        By: Sandi Durell   It was uncanny when five time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald opened her mouth as the iconic Billie Holiday, set four months... The post …

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Review: Of Mice and Men by Frank Scheck

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men (©Richard Phibbs) Review: Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a beloved classic that is a staple in high scho…

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From Wednesday 16 April to Saturday 19 April 2014 by Nightnyc

iLUMINATE: Music, art, dance, and the technological magic of iLuminate brings this extraordinary spectacle to the New York stage, combining mythical elements with adventure and romance, told…

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Win tickets to see Shadowlands! by Allison Hilbig

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Henry IV Parts I and II review Antony Sher's magnificent, magnetic Falstaff by Michael Billington

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Straford-upon-Avon These plays embrace the whole range of human experience and the RSC's production is rich in psychological insight What are your favourite versio…

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Almanac: Paul Hindemith on creation and irrationality

"The ultimate reason for his humility will be the musician's conviction that beyond all the rational knowledge he has amassed...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Theatre News: Thérèse Raquin transfers from Finborough to Park Theatre and Maureen Lipman joins Rags the Musical

The WhatsOnStage Award nominee's latest show transfers to North London venue

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Theatre News: Seth Numrich and Caoilfhionn Dunne cast in Father and Sons at Donmar Warehouse

The Evening Standard Best Newcomer winner and nominee join cast of Lyndsey Turner's next production

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Production News: Picture book Dinosaur Roar! being adapted for the stage by Ed Frankl

Birmingham Stage Company is working with acclaimed children’s playwright David Wood to adapt picture book Dinosaur Roar!,which will tour museums and theatres from next year. The theatre co…

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Design Team Work-in-Progress by Fasterthannight

A longer post is coming soon with details on the 3D facial model work being done by Centaur Digital and Dynamixyz, but to tide you over, here are a few more elements from our talented creat…

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Dining, Dancing, Romancing at Edison Ballroom by Sandi Durell

    On Friday May 30th, 2014 the Edison Ballroom will once again host its special, “DINING, DANCING AND ROMANCING” event, featuring the legendary big band leader, Joe B…

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Reviewing the situation: are theatre critics covering the right shows? by Lyn Gardner

There is more work than ever being staged across the country. We must be bolder about the choices we make in our coverageI had a heartfelt email from a small London theatre the other day ask…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Review: Blood Brothers (Tour - Bristol Hippodrome)

Blood Brothers returns to Bristol in a production that doesn't fully realise its greatness.

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Henry IV Parts I & II, RSC, review: 'full-blooded life' by Dominic Cavendish

Yes, Antony Sher as Falstaff can do jolly, says Dominic Cavendish

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News: Palace Theatre in Swansea set for £75,000 regeneration by Ed Frankl

Swansea’s Palace Theatre, which was last year listed as one of the most endangered buildings in England and Wales, is set for a £75,000 regeneration. Local authority the City and County o…

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Amazing Data From Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's Social Bromance | Adweek by Christopher Heine

If anyone has had more fun promoting a Broadway production than Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, it must have included a hearty diet of adult beverages and illegal drugs.

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Seattle Rep hires new managing director from D.C.

Jeffrey Herrmann, managing director of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., has been hired by Seattle Repertory Theatre as its new managing director. He replaces Ben Moore…

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James Franco Opens ‘Of Mice and Men’ on Broadway: ‘They Are On Our Asses About Everything!’ by Gordon Cox

“Of Mice and Men” may be a particularly American tale, but Irishman Chris O’Dowd — who stars with James Franco in the Broadway revival that opened April 15 — st…

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Oh My Sweet Land, Young Vic, Review by Matt Trueman

Oh My Sweet Land is steeped in melancholy, but teeters dangerously close to indulgence, says Matt Trueman

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The ‘Mice’ is right — mostly by Elisabeth Vincentelli

There may be no more strikingly different debuts than the ones James Franco and Chris O’Dowd are making in “Of Mice and Men.” As George, the wandering ranch hand in...

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Preview: Growing into Being/Brave and Barefoot Dance Troupe by Sharon Hoyer

RECOMMENDED  What gives a life meaning? This may be the question, lying at the root of the human heart. Brave and Barefoot Dance Troupe prompts us to ask this question of ourselves in their…

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With perfect casting, Of Mice and Men remains shattering work of art: Review by Richard Ouzounian

James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in John Steinbeck’s masterpiece, a play for the ages that offers a glimpse into the dark side of the American dream during the Great Depression

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Review: Henry IV Part II (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)

Part II suffers from the curse of the sequel but Oliver Ford Davies and Jim Hooper shine

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Review: Henry IV Part I (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff

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News: Gillian Lynne: ‘Digital age has eroded performer discipline’ by Matthew Hemley

Choreographer and director Gillian Lynne has claimed that performers today are less disciplined than when she began her career and has blamed digital technology for the perceived lapse. Spea…

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Production News: Richard E Grant to appear in Water Babies musical as a hologram by Matthew Hemley

Richard E Grant is to appear in new musical Water Babies as a 3D hologram. The actor will appear “as live” and interact with the cast in his role as Kraken – Lord of the…

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Oh My Sweet Land, Young Vic Theatre by Naima Khan

Written and directed by the ever-varied Amir Nizar Zuabi, Oh My Sweet Land tells the story of a German-Syrian woman living in Paris and struggling with her connection to the raging civil war…

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Ab Cahan’s Ghost Returns in Cartoon Form

The Forverts’ famous ‘Bintel Brief’ gets a second life in Liana Finck’s graphic adaptation of the advice column. And so does its creator Ab Cahan — as a ghost. Clic…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Education & Training: Something at the New Everyman for every young person by Susan Elkin

Interesting things are going on at the rebuilt Liverpool Everyman. Not least its new Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) company which has replaced Everyman Youth Theatre with a much wider range …

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Blogs: Michael Coveney: From Bennett to Buffini - the ascension of the Queen on the London stage

From Prunella Scales to Helen Mirren, our chief critic takes a look at Her Majesty's many theatrical incarnations

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Theatre News: Richard E Grant to star in new musical Water Babies

The Withnail and I star will appear as a hologram in the production which is due to open at the Leicester Curve in next week

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News: Fears raised over effects of body criticism on dancers by Ed Frankl

Almost three-quarters of dancers have received a critical comment about their body – primarily from a dance teacher – prompting concern about the negative impact instructors’ comments …

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She Stoops to Conquer, Cygnet Theatre, Exeter by Anne Broom

Cygnet Theatre, Exeter: Gilded picture frames flamboyantly set off this rich comic gem, instantly placing the story's fulsome and decorative characters in period context. Inventively de…

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Henry IV Parts I and II, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon by Natasha Tripney

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: Continuing his journey through the First Folio, Gregory Doran's excellent productions of Parts I and II of Henry IV for the Royal Shakesp…

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Rodin, London Coliseum by Neil Norman

London Coliseum: Of all the performing arts, dance exhibits the greatest degree of sexuality. Whether it is the amused detachment of Ashton, the pathological passion of MacMillan or the rauc…

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Analysis & Opinion: Letters of the week by The Stage

Stage management, Manhattan arts centre, BAME casting

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TV & radio reviews: TV review: The Trip to Italy; The Guess List by Harry Venning

The return of The Trip is an Italian job well done, says Harry Venning, who also reviews Rob Brydon’s new BBC1 game show

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Review: The Malcontent, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Camilla Gurtler

In September 2013 the Globe held auditions for their Globe Young Players, a new initiative aimed at giving new young talent a once in a lifetime opportunity to train with the theatre’s pro…

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Interview: 10 Questions for Russian theatre director Dmitry Krymov by Thomas H Green

Dmitry Krymov (b 1954) is one of Russia’s most groundbreaking and celebrated contemporary theatre directors and set designers. Performances by his “Theatre Laboratory” are renowned for…

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Bourne-again dancers: Lord of the Flies in pictures by Christopher Thomond

A dance-theatre version of William Golding's 1954 novel Lord of the Flies features members of Matthew Bourne's New Adventures company alongside a cast of local boys aged from 10 to their ea…

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Shenton's View: Dirty Rotten insults by Mark Shenton

Just yesterday I mentioned here how producer Robert Fox had advised me, via a Twitter response to a comment I’d made about his production of Fatal Attraction, “time you got a lif…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews! by Review Roundups

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opens tonight, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. Let's see what the critics had…

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STAGE TUBE: CINDERELLA's Todd Buonopane Sings 'Everybody's Girl' at BROADWAY SESSIONS by Stage Tube

CINDERELLA's Todd Buonopane performed 'Everybody's Girl' at Broadway Sessions on April 3rd, 2014. Click below to watch him sing

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Louis Armstrong House Museum and Moving Image to Host Special Screening of HELLO, DOLLY!, 5/10 by BroadwayWorld

On Saturday, May 10th, 2014 the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image will host a dessert reception and special screening of the beloved film musical Hello, Dolly i…

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Stage and Screen Actor Walter Roy Beery Passes Away at 75 by BroadwayWorld

Variety writes that stage and small screen actor Walter Roy Beery passed away on April 6 due to complications from lymphoma. He was 75.

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Robin Williams, Chris Columbus to Return for MRS. DOUBTFIRE Sequel by Movies News Desk

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to MRS. DOUBTFIRE, which hit theaters in 1993 starring Robin Williams. Original director Chris Columbus and Williams would …

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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: A Candidate for Clarkson's Crown Emerges & Demi Lovato Critiques (Updated w/ Pictures) by Matt Tamanini

Now that AMERICAN IDOL has pared down its finalists to a manageable seven, the producers decided to bust out the most original theme in the show's 13 seasons, Competitor's Picks. How it basi…

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Prolific Broadway Actor Mitchell Jason Passes Away at 92 by BroadwayWorld

Variety writes that Broadway, film and television actor Mitchell Jason passed away on March 11, 2014. He was 92.

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Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Apr. 16

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Tom Hiddleston Calls Shakespeare's Poetry 'A Labyrinth' by Pat Cerasaro

Internationally celebrated stage and screen star Tom Hiddleston discusses the the finer points of the poetry implicit in the language of William Shakespeare as part of a preview clip of a fo…

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Sarah Brightman Visits Space Simulator & Describes It As 'A Moment Of Pure Happiness' by Pat Cerasaro

Internationally celebrated soprano and renown performer Sarah Brightman shares her enthusiasm with her ongoing preparation for her journey into space to sing an aria with a new social media …

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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: FIDDLER For Passover, With Bette Midler! by Pat Cerasaro

Today, we continue BroadwayWorld's newest feature column with a special Passover Week tribute to one of the most cherished and beloved musicals ever written, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

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Julie Halston and Patrick Kerr Lead Wild Root's THE BEAST IN MY PANTS Industry Readings Today by BroadwayWorld

The Wild Root Company, a New York City-based production endeavor committed to the development of new work from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, will present two industry readings of r…

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Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for THE WILD PARTY Concert at 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Tonight, April 17, Andrew Lippa's iconic musical The Wild Party is back and bigger than ever with a special concert at 54 Below. With the help of Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece Broadway Big …

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Caroline Aaron Stars in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, Now thru 5/25 by BroadwayWorld

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble NoHo ACE, are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Be…

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Broadway Sessions Welcomes Jessica Hendy and More Tonight by BroadwayWorld

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron Bway Wicked, …

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THE REAL THING's Ewan McGregor Narrates BBC Radio 2 Show About Ford Today by BroadwayWorld

Star of Broadway's upcoming show THE REAL THING, Ewan McGregor will be narrating 'Mad About The Mustang' on BBC Radio 2 on April 17, says the Daily Mail.

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BWW Reviews: Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic Treatment by Michael Dale

Anna D. Shapiro's heartbreaking production sets Steinbeck's intimate drama among cold and merciless images.

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News: Campaign for new Rochdale theatre launched by Nicola Merrifield

Campaigners in Rochdale are calling for a new 500-seat town-centre theatre to be built to provide a venue for smaller touring companies. They claim there are currently no professional small-…

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Theatricals Assemble (That's Not My Job: Part Two) by Jess Gow

I published my last blog post, 'That's Not My Job', on Thursday morning not long after I had woken up. I guess it was around 8 o'clock in the morning. I had submitted the brief column to 'Th…

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HENRY IV part 2 – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford by Libby Purves

AND SO IT GOES ON… (review of part I just below)         Such is the traditional, ungimmicky nature of Greg Doran’s productions that it is quite a shock when “Rumour”…

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A 21st-century Three Sisters by Anya Reiss

About a week after my modern adaptation of The Seagull closed in 2012 at Southwark Playhouse the director Rusell Bolam texted me, "Same again?" So it’s now in 2014 that at (the new) Southw…

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The new lords of the dance by Lyndsey Winship

When Matthew Bourne invited non-professional dancers to take part in his new show based on William Golding's novel, the response from local lads around the country was explosive'Why did we e…

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Theater Review: The James Franco Project Continues, With Of Mice and Men

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3am (Broadway Time)

PHOTO CALL: Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which marks the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, officially opened April 16 at the Longacre Theat…

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News: Tax breaks a ‘game changer’ for theatre, says Sonia Friedman by Nicola Merrifield

Sonia Friedman has praised the government’s forthcoming tax reliefs for the theatre sector, calling them a “game changer” for less experienced producers. The commercial producer, who r…

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HENRY IV PART 1 – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford by Libby Purves

BOOZE AND BATTLE, GRACE AND HUMANITY             The tale of troubled Henry, threatened by rebellion, haunted by guilt at Richard’s murder and exasperated by the follies of …

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From Arena Stage to The Booth: ‘The Velocity of Autumn’ Interviews: Part 2: Meet Director Molly Smith and Cast Members Estelle Parsons and Stephen by Joel Markowitz

This upcoming Monday night-on April 21st-The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble opens on Broadway at The Booth Theatre. It’s been an exciting journey so far for the play that entertaine…

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'Modern exile': Paul McGann and Anya Reiss on relocating Chekhov to Yemen by David Jays

The dark and panoramic Three Sisters has been relocated to the Middle East and set among British diplomats and military. The play's adapter and star explain why"The play has turned out …

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Info You Can Use: Evidence vs. Emotion In Fundraising by Joe Patti

This week Marginal Revolution blog linked to a study addressing the claim of many donors that they are motivated to give by the effectiveness of the charity. The researchers worked with the …

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Boy & Girl: Oscar Theatre Company by Sonny Clarke

Oscar Theatre Company transforms the bunkerish Visy theatre at the Brisbane Powerhouse into a sassy, sexy cabaret club for a titillating gender-bending performance, Boy & Girl. The cast…

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TASTE: 100% – SWEET by Lemonmeter

SWEET It’s hard to imagine what would ever drive someone to the point where they would want to be consumed by another human being but Taste treats this bizarre scenario with an unflinching…

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Best Shakespeare productions: Much Ado About Nothing by Michael Billington

From Robert Stephens and Maggie Smith to Simon Russell Beale and Zoë Wanamaker, countless duos have sparred as Benedick and Beatrice. What's your favourite version?Charles I famously wrote …

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Richard E Grant to star in Water Babies musical by Anita Singh

Grant will play the Kraken in an updating of Charles Kingsley's classic story

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1am (Broadway Time)


SWEET The performances, particularly of the two leads, are confident, nuanced and memorable. And the rich sensory feast Kubzansky and her team have served up — which also includes lighting…

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Review: Of Mice and Men by BroadwaySpotted

  By Laura Blackwell   Of Mice and Men tells the well known story of two migrant workers in search of a better life during the Great Depression. An emotional tale about the Americ…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Free Industry Readings of Jonathan Kravetz's The Beast in My Pants, With Julie Halston, Patrick Kerr, Held April 17 by Michael Gioia

The Wild Root Company, a New York City-based production endeavor committed to the development of new work from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, presents two industry readings of playw…

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Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman Star in Off-Broadway's The Fabulous Miss Marie, Beginning April 17 by Andrew Gans

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with Ed Bullins' The Fabulous Miss Marie, which plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 17-May 18 at the Castill…

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Heath Calvert, Jarrod Spector, Emily Padgett, Rebecca Naomi Jones and More Read Nobody Loves You April 17-18 by Michael Gioia

The Araca Group presents a two-week developmental reading of Nobody Loves You, a musical comedy with book and lyrics by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Gaby Alter, with presentations Ap…

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Gretchen Egolf Stars as Candida at the Pittsburgh Public Beginning April 17; Ted Pappas Directs by Michael Gioia

Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Masterpiece" season continues with George Bernard Shaw's Candida, directed by Ted Pappas, beginning April 17, prior to an official opening Apri…

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Cast of 35, Culled from Worlds of Broadway, Cabaret and Opera, Are Part of Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical, Beginning April 17 by Andrew Gans

Theater for the New City, which is under the leadership of executive director Crystal Field, presents Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical April 17-May 5 at the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater.

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Andrew Lippa's Wild Party Gets Jazz Makeover, With Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan and More, April 17 at 54 Below by Adam Hetrick

Original The Wild Party star Julia Murney is joined by Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Kritzer and more for a special one-night-only concert of re-imagined songs from that Andrew Lippa Drama Desk Awar…

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Act One, Stage Adaptation of Moss Hart's Theatrical Memoir, Opens on Broadway April 17 by Adam Hetrick and Michael Gioia

Act One, the new stage production based on the memoir of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart, officially opens on Broadway April 17 at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Be…

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Lauren Molina and Steel Burkhardt Lead Regional Premiere of Murder Ballad, Beginning April 17 by Adam Hetrick

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

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Schools of the Stars: Where Act One Cast and Creators Went to College by Robert Viagas

Where the principals of the Broadway play Act One pursued their college studies.

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Broadway's Leading Ladies Go Commercial, Part 1: Florence Henderson, Ethel Merman, Carol Channing and More in Ads from 1950s-70s by David Gewirtzman

Sit in front of a television set long enough, and you'll probably see a familiar Broadway face or two — and not just on your regularly scheduled programs, but in the commercials, t…

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From the Small Screen to the Great White Way: 11 TV Stars We'd Love to See on Broadway by Benjamin Solomon offers a collection of actors recently seen on TV that we hope will soon perform on the Broadway stage. 

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Opening Night: Once in a Lifetime! Moss Hart Bio-Drama Act One Opens Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater

James Lapine's adaptation of Hart's legendary memoir stars Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana.

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Video Flash: See Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub in Action in This Preview Montage From Broadway's Act One

The new James Lapine play is an adaptation of Moss Hart's memoir of the same name.

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A Report on ‘TYGER’ at banished? productions by Justin Schneider

Following a first workshop production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Happenings at the Harman series, banished? productions have returned with version two of their work in progre…

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Hello, Mr. President! Jackie and Marilyn Starts Performances Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Sheri Graubert’s Jackie and Marilyn begins performances on April 17 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Under the direction of Sanja Bestic, the play will open officially on April 18 a…

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Curtain Up on Act One! Moss Hart’s Story Opens on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Act One, written and directed by James Lapine, celebrates its Broadway opening on April 17 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. The play brings to life the story of of Moss Hart,…

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The Mystery of Irma Vep Opens Off-Broadway with Arnie Burton & Robert Sella by Ryan McPhee

The 30th anniversary revival of Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep celebrates its official opening on April 17. The play stars Arnie Burton and Robert Sella, who both play multip…

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‘Soul Train’ Latest Jukebox Musical Headed to Broadway by Diamond Grant

It seems as if Soul Train is set to be Broadway’s newest jukebox musical joining the likes of Motown the Musical and Jersey Boys. The announcement was made Tuesday that Rock of Ages p…

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Picture of the Week, April 17, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Another COC season, another array of perfect Michael Cooper photos - this one for Hercules (with Eric Owens). Mr. Cooper has ensnared the magic of the Peter Sellars production (with a brilli…

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