Monday, May 30, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

On The Marx Brothers’ Producers (Including Me!) by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Irving Thalberg (1899-1936), a name well known to hardcore movie buffs as a visionary producer and studio chief; even better known to comedy buffs for his pivotal ro…

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Tony Awards Close-Up: Zachary Levi Opens Up About His Dream Realized in SHE LOVES ME by BroadwayWorld TV

Georg earns the love of Amalia in She Loves Me, just as Zachary Levi steals the hearts of audiences nightly at Studio 54. This marks film and television star's first Tony nomination in secon…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Blurred Vision by Michael Block

By Michael BlockThrough a blurry neon haze of the 80s comes a gritty drama that has taken over a decade to make its New York debut. Written by Octavio Solis and presented by Boundless Theatr…

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Tony Awards 2016: Best Director (Play) could split from top races for only third time ever by Sam Eckmann

At the Tonys, the Best Director (Play) award usually goes to the helmer of either the Best Play or Best Play Revival winner. Indeed, since the Play Revival category was created in 1994, th…

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InterAct Theatre's 'Straight White Men': Asking tough questions about privilege

Straight white men are angry and will surely continue their rage - based on centuries of privilege - if Korean-born, New York City playwright and experimental theater company CEO Young Jean …

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)

Al Pesso obituary by Juliet Grayson and Sally Potter

Al Pesso, who has died aged 86, was an innovative master of body-based psychotherapy. With his wife Diane, he created a method now known as the Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP).While t…

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John Avery obituary by Brian Jarman

My friend John Avery, who has died aged 89, was general manager of the London Palladium for 20 years until his retirement in 1992. In that time he worked with some of the best in show busine…

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Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater by Marianka Swain

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere ofTHE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play byJonathan Tolins, directed byNoah Himmelstein. …

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Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Spotlights Shine on Siblings Hunter Foster and Sutton Foster, 2002 by Michael Dale

The 2002 Tony telecast featured star performances by both members of this talented brothersister duo.

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Anika Noni Rose on ‘Roots’ Remake: ‘It Is the Story of America’ by Debra Birnbaum

When “Roots” debuted on ABC in 1977, it shattered ratings records and went on to win nine Emmy Awards. Now History is remaking the classic for modern audiences. The story of Kunt…

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Podcast Episode 74 – The Tony-Nominated Triple Threat, Lonny Price!

You’re probably used to hearing the phrase “triple threat” when talking about Actor/Singer/Dancers. You’ve probably never heard of the phrase used to describe Actor/W…

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A Persistent Memory by Sandi Durell

    by Carole Di Tosti                                                      Memories often erupt from the unconscious without order, apparent logic or ra…

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Theatre News: Exclusive: Rob Houchen performs "Warning Signs"

The song, written by Houchen, will feature on his EP out on 5 June

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Australian Musical Improv Comedy Group IMPROMPTUNES Comes To Edinburgh Festival by Marianka Swain

Impromptunesis Australia's fan-favourite musical improv comedy group. In August 2016 they make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Underbelly,showcasing their uproarious comedy spectacle, IMP…

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda by Walter McBride

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)

She's the Broadway Birthday Queen! Celebrate Idina's Birthday with our Favorite Menzel Moments by BroadwayWorld

Does anyone do Broadway better than Idina MenzelTony Award-winning iconIdina Menzelhas a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Menzel's voice can be heard as Elsa …

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STAGE TUBE: Timothy Ware's THE PRIDE PROJECT, Episode 3 - 'Mama' by Marianka Swain

Accidental Pictures is proud to introduce an online poetry miniseries entitled THE PRIDE PROJECT. They release seven poems every Monday for seven consecutive weeks through June 27th, 2016 on…

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The Doras 2016: The best in Toronto theatre have a distinctly Canadian flavour by J. Kelly Nestruck

For the first time in recent memory, all five nominees for best production in the general theatre division were for Canadian works.

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Tony Nom Saycon Sengbloh on Being a Different Green Than Idina, Dedicating Eclipsed to Dad and Why You Can Call Her Whatever You Want by

2016 Tony Award nominee Saycon Sengbloh sits down with Paul Wontorek to discuss the great success Eclipsed has brought her.

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The Marvin Gaye Story at Black Ensemble Theater, June 12 – July 10, 2016 by Michael J Roberts

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor continues the 40th Anniversary Season (The Season of Greatest [...]

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Fuse Book Interview: Library of America’s “War No More” — Why Not Give Peace a Chance? by Bill Marx

Library of America's anthology War No More explores a distinctively American tradition of antimilitarism.

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Sunset Boulevard review – sandblasting panache from Glenn Close by Susannah Clapp

Coliseum, LondonA glittering Glenn Close is ready once again for her close-up as Norma DesmondIt is more than 20 years since Glenn Close first starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boule…

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Ariana Grande cancels Rock in Rio performance

Ariana Grande delivered some sad news to fans planning to see her perform live at Portugal’s Rock in Rio.

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Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Portage Park/Filament Theatre Ensemble by Aaron Hunt

RECOMMENDED Right or wrong, many put off family time until summer. Just as the weather gets warmer, we pack up the kids and jack up the credit cards in order to go somewhere else. Filament T…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Howard Hawks: The Westerns by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the great Hollywood producer/ director/ screenwriter Howard Hawks (1896-1977). He’s a big subject to tackle, and the king of many a genre. Today I’ll con…

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The Original “Roots” (1977) by Trav S.D.

We are apt to be pessimistic these days about so many things that we may forget the things there are to celebrate — and there are a great many of these, as well: more than you might su…

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THE COLOR PURPLE Cast Set For Broadway Sessions by Marianka Swain

This Thursdaynight,June 2nd, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the Tony nominated Best Musical Revival, The Color Purple. Color Purple cast members scheduled to perform include An…

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Broadway By Design: David Korins & Paul Tazewell Bring HAMILTON from Page to Stage by Nicole Rosky

In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Tony nominee…

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Bring on the understudy! Does it matter if the star isn't in the show? by Alexis Soloski

As James Corden fans waiting to see One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End now know, the big-name actor may not be the one you see on stage. But sometimes these performances are the bestYou've…

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Careers Clinic: How do I set up a festival? by John Byrne

We’re a small local theatre company with a very big vision, and last year, which was our first experience of doing festivals,

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A Memorial for the Flops of the 2015-16 Broadway Season by John Bonazzo

So on this Memorial Day, we present a tribute to the unloved plays and musicals which, for better or worse, didn't click with audiences and closed early

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Making Queer Theatre with Young People…in Texas: The Project by (ramona)

By Briandaniel Oglesby. In the first installment of his series, Playwright Briandaniel Oglesby discusses his adaptation project of Romeo & Juliet with queer youth playing the title chara…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)

VOYAGER – New Diorama Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Voyager is a play that literally throws everything into one great mix and hopes for the best – from grief , relationships and of course a space mission to create a show which doesn’t see…

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Off Script: How 'Hamilton' Star Renee Elise Goldsberry Absolved Steven Spielberg's 10-Year Guilt by Ashley Lee

The Tony nominee talks napping strategies, showtime snacking and leaving Hollywood speechless: "We're all having these awkward moments backstage, trying to form words to just talk about what…

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‘Hamilton’s Good Wife Stands By Her Ham: Deadline Q&A With Phillipa Soo by Jeremy Gerard

When Hamilton ended its Public Theater run in the spring of 2015, there was a lot of pressure to open immediately on Broadway. After all, it was already a runaway hit, with several sold-out …

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Hamilton – Joe Posnanski by Joe Posnanski

The idea took hold a few months ago. It’s hard to say exactly what sparked it other than … well, have you ever been the parent of a 14-year-old girl? It is a daunting experience. Elizabe…

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Some Memorial Day Thoughts by Trav S.D.

Today the nation observes Memorial Day, an official federal holiday since 1971, an unofficial one since the days following the Civil War, when there were 620,000 war dead to mourn (nearly ha…

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Character building: meet the understudies who steal the show by Hannah Ellis-Petersen

Sheridan Smith and Glenn Close are among the stars whose stand-ins have recently wowed audiences. From the panic to the euphoria, understudies describe the delirious experience of replacing …

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… The Little Gardener’s director Eva Sampson by Helen McWilliams

Eva Sampson: We’re big fans of Emily’s books – she’s such a wonderful artist and a real joy to collaborate with. We’ve worked with Emily before on an adaptation of her debut book W…

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BWW's On This Day - May 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Chastened and inspired by Terry Teachout

“I saw a woman in Central Park today wearing a T-shirt that said ‘America Was Never Great,’” a friend of mine tweeted over the weekend. I wasn’t surprised to hear it. My country co…

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Text of the Day: Ophelias Zimmer by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on

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In memoriam: Andrew Davis conducts Elgar by Terry Teachout

Andrew Davis leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the prelude and “Angel’s Farewell” from Sir Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. The vocal soloist is Catherine Wyn-Roge…

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Interviews: 5 minutes with: Issy Van Randwyck - 'It took 19 years to get The Go-Between onstage'

We spent five minutes with the Fascinating Aida singer to discuss working with Judi Dench, the festival at Hampstead Theatre and working with Michael Crawford on The Go-Between

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Poll: Is TV casting too predictable? by The Stage

Actors have complained that too many TV dramas are making use of the same performers. At this year’s Equity conference, a motion

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Almanac: Cormac McCarthy on loss by Terry Teachout

“All the time you spend tryin to get back what’s been took from you there’s more goin out the door. After a while you just try and get a tourniquet on it.” Cormac McCarthy, No Countr…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)

19 Things You'll Only Understand If You're The Family Tech Support by Jamie Jones

“The Google logo has changed, can you switch it back?”

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The Plough and the Stars Through June 11, presented by the Irish Heritage Theatre at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place.

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Steel Magnolias Through June 18 at Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope. Tickets: $40-$84. Information: 215-862-2121 or

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A 'Carmen' in San Francisco breaks down barriers by Mark Swed

Calixto Bieito is Catalan for Eurotrash. Not really.  But Bieito is the provocative opera director who first comes to the mind of many worried about an art form sinking into Tarantino-esque…

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Broadway Announces The First Fil-Am To Play Phantom Of The Opera's Christine! by Persis Flores

It's that time of the year again for Broadway's Phantom of the Opera — and the first ever Fil-Am will join its cast!

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Rory Kinnear: ‘All I ever wanted to do was work at the National’ by Mark Shenton

Rory Kinnear seems to have followed seamlessly in the footsteps of Simon Russell Beale and Alex Jennings to become one of the

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)

DEA – Secombe Theatre by Laura Kressly

It can absolutely be said Edward Bond was a revolutionary of 1960s British theatre with his seminal play, Saved, that a pivotal role in abolishing censorship. It can also not be doubted that…

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Today on Broadway: Monday, May 30, 2016 by Matt Tamanini, The Broadwayradio Network

Listen: @BWWMatt chats with #JudiDench about Shakespeare, #Grizabella, & More “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headline…

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Ralph Fiennes's Richard III Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows by Marianka Swain

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Shakespeare and Rattigan to new musicals and an Edward Snowden play, …

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Backstage: How Shakespeare’s Globe took one Hamlet to 197 countries by Ak Bennett-Hunter

The next time you consider turning down a tour because of a split week between Hull and Taunton, think about the Shakespeare’s

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The Green Room: What do you do apart from acting? by Thomas Hescott

Meet our panel: We have given our panellists pen-names and used stock images but their biographies reflect their real career details… Albert

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, The Garrick Theatre, 25 May 2-16 by Liz Cearns

Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford direct Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the penultimate show of the Branagh Company's year long residency at the Garrick Theatre. This well-known cast includes…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Bob Crowley: 'I’m not sure you can set Shakespeare anywhere, or at any time' by Interview By Andrew Dickson

Lesley Manville as a post-punk shepherdess, Juliet Stevenson in pinstripes and a forest of silk … the designer behind the RSC’s As You Like It in 1985 explains his approach to the playsW…

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Creativity to transform six small towns in Victoria by Arts Review

Creativity is set to make a big impact on some of Victoria’s smallest towns with each receiving $350,000 to undertake an ambitious two-year project to transform their communities. Minister…

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Pop Quiz: Who Is The Largest Employer Of Full-Time Musicians In The U.S.? by Drew McManus

Whether you’re home all day enjoying the holiday with family and friends or your organization is putting on an event today, try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Norden Exposure: A Doll’s House and The Father by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   A double-header of Scandinavian 19th century dramas would ordinarily be less than enticing to anyone but ardent fans of classical theater, as …

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Adelaide Guitar Festival takes the music to the people in 2016 by Arts Review

Taking the beautiful, divergent and diverse sounds of the guitar to the people of South Australia, this year’s Adelaide Guitar Festival will feature more than 300 artists performing over …

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Episode 411 - Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa (Acting, Photography, Stage Combat, and More!) by Joel B. New

In Episode 411 of "Something New" -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Tim Eliot and Lauren…

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Biker-baiting, rum smoothies and magic mushrooms with comic Doug Stanhope by Sam Wollaston

It’s just an ordinary weekend at the Arizona compound of America’s most abrasive standup. But who is the man behind the foul-mouthed rants?I’ve never done an interview quite like this.…

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Plan your week's theatre: top tickets by Lyn Gardner

Joseph Fiennes is in Adrian Noble’s Rattigan revival in Chichester, the Verbatim piece Chilcot opens at Battersea Arts Centre and you can go Into the Woods at the West Yorkshire Playhouse …

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Robert Stuhldreer: 5 tips for actors working with dogs by Susan Elkin

Robert Stuhldreer is a professional dog trainer and exhibitor at championship show level. Following a hugely successful six-month run with his four

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Introduction to Molière by Lindsay Price

If you study theatre history, it is a given that Shakespeare will make an appearance. But it’s not a given that you will hit upon 17th Century France and the works of Molière. What was th…

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Monday, May 30, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Melanie Jame Wolf by Arts Review

Who is Melanie Jame Wolf? I am an Australian born, video artist and performance maker who makes work under the name Savage Amusement, sometimes solo, sometimes with friends. I live between M…

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Interviews: Matt Doyle Revels in Shakespeare and Show Tunes in Paper Mill's West Side Story

This veteran of three original Broadway musicals talks loving the Bard, singing Sondheim, and branching out.

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Erin Clare on We Will Rock You, backstage comedians, and the magic of Queen by Cassie Tongue

We Will Rock You is a crowd favourite in Australia, back touring the country barely a decade since it was last seen in our theatres. This time around, the legendary Queen songs and quirky Be…

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We Celebrate the Something Wonderful Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim in Broadway's The King and I by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim are currently whistling a happy tune in the Tony-winning revival of The King and I. To celebrate the pair's arrival in Rodgers and Hammerstein's class…

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/28-5/29/2016

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, May 29, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016.

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In Haiti, cradle of rich visual heritage is being reinvented

Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Hait…

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Ian McKellen-Anthony Hopkins The Dresser Premieres on TV Tonight by Andrew Gans

The Ronald Harwood drama makes its premiere on Starz.

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Monsoon Wedding Kicks Off Developmental Lab Today by Olivia Clement

The Bollywood musical is receiving a three-week lab ahead of its world premiere at Berkeley Rep.

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How Waitress’ Kimiko Glenn Keeps Things In Perspective by Olivia Clement

The breakout star on staying grounded, a perfect date and backstage shenanigans.

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70 Years of The Tony Awards: Moments and Milestones by Robert Viagas

The Tony Awards are celebrating their 70th year. A lot has changed since 1947. Here are some of the high points and milestones along the way.

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Who Is Broadway’s Best Behind-the-Scenes Matchmaker? by Whitney Spaner

Margo Seibert and Kevin Munhall dish about the director that brought them together by way of the fairytale musical Ever After.

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From Pop Stars to Politics: Look Back at Who’s Up For Best Musical by Hannah Vine

A Look back at the shows nominated for this year's 2016 Tony Award for best Muscial.

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