Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Theatre News: Theatre Royal Stratford East announces new season featuring Frantic Assembly and April de Angelis

Nadia Fall's inaugural season will also see Matthew Xia return to direct this year's pantomime

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Theatre News: Harry Potter star Oliver Phelps joins cast of The Case of the Frightened Lady

Deborah Grant also joins the UK tour cast, replacing Rula Lenska

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Blogs: Andrew Lloyd Webber at 70: 'He's an enthusiast and a terrific encourager of young talent'

Sarah Crompton reflects on what she loves about the composer, who celebrates his 70th birthday today

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Opera Review: BLO’s “Threepenny Opera” — Neither Fish Nor Fowl by Helen Epstein

It would have been wonderful to have seen either a faithful version of Threepenny Opera in German or a boldly conceived contemporary version.

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Being A Museum Guard In New York City Is Even Harder And More Poorly-Paid Than You Think by Artsjournal1

"Guards in New York City's museums spend most of their shifts on their feet - usually four to eight hours at a time. They should also be able to carry as much as 25 pounds, trudge up and dow…

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Comedian Howie Mandel Buys World's Largest Comedy Festival by Artsjournal1

"Montreal's Just For Laughs Group has been acquired by a group of investors led by ICM Partners and Howie Mandel. The acquisition covers the annual comedy festival held in July in Montreal a…

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An Oratorio About DACA And The Dreamers (Now There's Relevant Classical Music For You) by Artsjournal1

Dreamer, with music by Jimmy López (the opera Bel Canto and text by Nilo Cruz (a Pulitzer winner for the play Anna in the Tropics), was commissioned two years ago by Cal Performances in Ber…

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Is This What MOCA's Director Meant When He Said That The Fired Head Curator Was 'Undermining The Museum'? by Artsjournal1

When director Philippe Vergne sacked chief curator Helen Molesworth last week, he reportedly told a board member that Molesworth had been "undermining the museum". "One avenue that has gone …

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Full Cast Announced for ALL OR NOTHING at Ambassadors by BroadwayWorld

Full casting is announced for the Ambassadors Theatre run of the critically acclaimedALL OR NOTHING - THE MOD MUSICAL, with book by Carol Harrison and music and lyrics by the Small Faces. Th…

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Competition: Win tickets to see At The Heart of Things at Blue Elephant Theatre by The Stage

At the Heart of Things is a dance-puppetry performance inspired by Oscar Wilde’s book De Profundis. Movement improvisation, visual imagery and devised text

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Denzel Washington-Led The Iceman Cometh Delays First Broadway Preview by Olivia Clement

Due to yesterday's snow storm, the revival will now begin March 23 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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Review: Review: Misty (Bush Theatre)

Arinzé Kene premieres his new show in west London

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Theatre News: Tartuffe announces full casting for West End premiere

Christopher Hampton relocates Molière's classic comedy to Trump's America

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Blogs: It's time to put set designers centre stage

Sarah Crompton reflects on Tom Scutt's calls for greater recognition for the work of designers

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Video: Disney's Frozen releases Broadway trailer

Michael Grandage directs this musical adaptation of the hit Disney film

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GOOD GIRL Trafalgar Studios SW1 by Libby Purves and Friends

A SOLO REFLECTION ON PUBERTY AND AFTER.     Naomi Sheldon’s solo, semi-autobiographical hour comes from Edinburgh crowned with plaudits, though cunningly in the programme she doe…

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BWW TV: Cuba Gooding Jr, Ruthie Henshall & More Talk CHICAGO by BroadwayWorld TV

BroadwayWorld recently attended a special press launch for Chicago.Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5-year absence from London, the musical will open on 11 April…

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Dutch Poets And Stonemasons Are Carving A Never-Ending Poem Into A City Street by Artsjournal1

"Called De Letters van Utrecht, the 'social sculpture' is constantly evolving and continues to expand every Saturday afternoon when one of 22 stone carvers from a local guild chisels a singl…

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Daniel Hope Named New Century Chamber Orchestra Music Director by Artsjournal

With the appointment, Hope, a virtuoso soloist who also directs other ensembles as concertmaster, becomes New Century’s fourth music director, following Stuart Canin (1992-99), Krista Benn…

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Frank Avruch, Who Played Bozo The Clown, Dead At 89 by Artsjournal1

"Avruch played Bozo the Clown [on the eponymous children's television show] from 1959 to 1970, a clown character particularly popular in the U.S. in the 1960s because of widespread franchisi…

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Censorship Or Good Inventory Management? UK's Three Big Bookstore Chains Pull Racist Books And Hate Literature Off Their Websites by Artsjournal1

Hope Not Hate, Britain's largest anti-racism organization, undertook an investigation and campaign calling attention to racist and anti-Semitic tracts, Holocaust denial books, bomb-making ma…

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Kiss of the Spider Woman review – oh, what a tangled web by Lyn Gardner

Menier Chocolate Factory, LondonJosé Rivera’s adaptation of Manuel Puig’s prison-set romance is well-acted but needs more of an erotic and political chargeManuel Puig’s odd-couple lov…

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Three on the Aisle: Go Small or Go Home? by American Theatre Editors

On this podcast, the critics discuss "small-show syndrome"---is programming two-handers and one-set living-room dramas a way for producers to save money, or can it be an inspiring challenge …

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BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

‘GPs should offer arts on prescription’, report claims by Georgia Snow

The arts should be offered on prescription by the NHS more as an alternative to more traditional methods of primary care, it

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Lowry launches ‘buddy’ scheme for solo theatregoers by Matthew Hemley

Salford venue the Lowry is piloting a scheme aimed at helping solo theatregoers meet other people attending shows alone. Going Solo works

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Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, review: A focused, bitter-sweet adaptation by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Set in an Argentine prison cell, this adaptation of Manuel Puig's novel, brings out the emotional delicacy of what the pair discover about themselves about the nature of love and power

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The Streets of San Francisco by Trav S.D.

March 22 is the birthday of Karl Malden (Mladen George Sekulovich, 1922-2009). Malden was a Serbian-Czech steelworker from Gary, Indiana who took classes at the Goodman in Chicago, then came…

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KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Menier SE1 by Libby Purves and Friends


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Theatre News: The Old Vic announces birthday weekend celebrations

The venue will celebrate its 200th birthday

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Photos: Spring Awakening revival at Hope Mill Theatre in rehearsals

The show opens in Manchester at the end of the month

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The Old Vic Announces Birthday Weekend Celebrations; Free Performances, Open House & More by BroadwayWorld

50 days before The Old Vic turns 200, the theatre announces a host of celebratory activities, from free performances and a family-focused open house with comedy, stage make up demonstrations…

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The Grinning Man Extends for Three Final Weeks at Trafalgar Studios by BroadwayWorld

London's critically acclaimed new British musical The Grinning Man, now playing at the Trafalgar Studios, has today announced a final extended three week booking period until 5 May.

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Photo Coverage: Rosalie Craig Celebrates Sondheim's 88 Birthday in Advance of COMPANY by BroadwayWorld

Rosalie Craig, the star of Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of COMPANY by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim, popped into the Theatre Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue today to l…

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Full Cast Confirmed for Tartuffe at Theatre Royal Haymarket by BroadwayWorld

George Blagden, Sebastian Roche and Olivia Ross are among the latest actors to have joined the West End cast of Tartuffe, alongside the previously announced Paul Anderson and Audrey Fleurot.…

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BWW Review: AGNES COLANDER, Theatre Royal Bath by Leah Tozer

'Only by forgetting all we've ever learned can we learn to live at all' wise words from a work that was, itself, forgotten.

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Hackney Empire Announces ALADDIN as its 2018 Pantomime and 20th Anniversary Production by BroadwayWorld

Hackney Empire has today announcedAladdinas its 2018 pantomime and 20th anniversary production which will arrive in true Hackney style this Christmas as the venue marks its landmark year wit…

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The Last Ship review – Sting crafts a stirring musical for Tyneside by Michael Billington

Northern Stage, NewcastleWith rousing anthems and purposeful politics, this tale of Thatcher-era shipbuilders launches anew in home watersHaving bombed on Broadway, this musical by Sting abo…

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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: A Reimagining, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - a gentle exploration of life, love and death by Alexandra.coghlan

★★★★★ VIVALDI'S THE FOUR SEASONS, SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE beguilingly beautiful show from the UK's most exciting puppeteersA beguilingly beautiful show from the UK's most exci…

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Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory review - brilliantly performed and imaginatively staged by Matt Wolf

A familiar title transcends the schematic to land with renewed forceNo, this isn't the large-scale Kander and Ebb musical, which opened in 1992 in London before transferring for a sizable ru…

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Casting announced for @kissmekatetour which visits @LondonColiseum this June

KISS ME KATE is heading back to the London stage as part of a new tour and it'll be hitting the London Coliseum this June. Casting has now been announced for this exciting production from Op…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

BWW TV: Hot Video! First Look at FROZEN on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld TV

Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen celebrates its opening night at the St. James Theatre tonight, Thursday, March 22, 2018 and we've finally got a look at footage from the show via a just-…

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Agnes Colander review at Ustinov Studio, Bath – ‘a long-lost Harley Granville Barker play’ by Jeremy Brien

This long-lost play by eminent Edwardian playwright Harley Granville Barker did not win any favours from its author. Agnes Colander, an early

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Loretta Ables Sayre – An Honest Heart by Admin

(Headshot Photo credit: Laura Marie Duncan) Loretta Ables Sayre is well-known for her jazz performance, with a voice both earthy and trained, humble and soaring, simple and deep. She made an…

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Romance of the Rose Productions Announces KINGHTS OF THE ROSE by BroadwayWorld

Romance of the Rose Productions are delighted to announce the world premiere of a new West End musical created by Jennifer Marsden,Knights of the Rose, an epic medieval tale featuring a time…

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Review: Review: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Menier Chocolate Factory)

Declan Bennett and Samuel Barnett star in this new stage adaptation of Manuel Puig's novel

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Review: Review: Agnes Colander (Ustinov Studio)

Trevor Nunn directs the revival of Harley Granville-Barker's newly-discovered piece

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Review: Review: The Last Ship (Northern Stage)

Sting's musical about Tyneside arrives in Newcastle ahead of a UK tour

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Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in musical 'Chicago' by Newslook, Newslook, Newslook

Academy award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is starring in the London revival of musical "Chicago" taking on the role of lawyer Billy Flynn. ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration). Vide…

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Hugh Jackman and Company on Fans of ‘The Greatest Showman’ by Stephanie Goodman

The team behind the P.T. Barnum musical answered reader questions about the word-of-mouth hit. Even they were a little surprised by moviegoers’ responses.

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'Sound of Music,' 'Rumours' albums deemed U.S. national treasures

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The soundtrack from "The Sound of Music," Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours" and the 1984 song "Footloose" were among 25 recordings deemed national treasures on Wed…

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Meet the 10 Hottest Chorus Girls in 2018 Broadway Shows

These 10 sexy chorus gals will set hearts pumping in this spring’s Broadway musicals

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Meet the 10 Hottest Chorus Boys in 2018 Broadway Shows

These 10 sexy chorus guys will set hearts pumping in this spring’s Broadway musicals

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‘Really roars’: THE GREAT WAVE – National Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Based on the eye-opening true stories of Japanese people abducted by the North Korean regime, in order for them to train spies and saboteurs, Great Wave expresses thrilling feelings of loss,…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Thursday, March 22, 2018 by James Marino

Listen: Springsteen’s Christmas Present to Broadway, Whiting Awards, Mean Girls OBCR, MCC’s new home, and more! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday,…

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London Theater Reviews: Double, Double: Two Troublesome Takes on ‘Macbeth’ by Matt Wolf

Why is “the Scottish play” so hard to get right? Two productions in Britain show why Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is also his trickiest.

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Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America, Comes Back Down to Earth by Reggie Ugwu

Why the linchpin of Marvel’s “Avengers” movies — and walking image of American fortitude — is giving it all up to play a villain on Broadway (and learn to tap dance).

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The Last Ship review at Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne – ‘a tour de force’ by Tracey Sinclair

It has been something of a rough journey for Sting’s debut musical The Last Ship to end up docked on Tyneside, its

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

The Plough and the Stars, Lyric Hammersmith review - a trenchant reimagining of the Irish classic by Jenny Gilbert

O'Casey's injunction to love thy neighbour above thy country hits home in this timely updateSean Holmes is artistic director of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, yet his revival of t…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Richard Jordan: Place is crucial to a new play’s success and can send it global by Richard Jordan

I have been in Australia and New Zealand for the past few weeks, experiencing the major festival season that runs in both

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster – review by Lyn Gardner

Royal Exchange, ManchesterSophie Lancaster was a 20-year-old goth with dreadlocked hair. On 11 August 2007, she and her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, went to talk to a group of teenagers in Stub…

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La Bayadère, Queensland Ballet by Deborah Jones

Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, March 16. La Bayadère is a difficult ballet to take seriously in the 21st century and Queensland Ballet’s new production does it few favours.…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

'The Color Purple' is a dated but effective musical by Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you think about it, “The Color Purple” is like the Book of Job.

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Disney's Frozen, Starring Caissie Levy & Patti Murin, Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated new stage adaptation of the hit Disney film Frozen officially opens at Broadway's St. James Theatre on March 22. Directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage and chore…

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Denzel Washington-Led Iceman Cometh Revival Postpones First Preview by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's classic work The Iceman Cometh has postponed its first preview performance. Originally scheduled to begin its run on March 22, the hig…

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Children of a Lesser God Returns to Broadway with Joshua Jackson & Lauren Ridloff by Andy Lefkowitz

A new production of Mark Medoff’s Tony-winning 1980 play Children of a Lesser God begins Broadway performances at Studio 54 on March 22. Kenny Leon directs the revival, scheduled to of…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Get in, Losers: We’re Learning How the Mean Girls Musical Got Made by Carey

Originally published on Vanity Fair Hollywood View this story online “Bitches get shit done!” Coming from soft-spoken Nell Benjamin, this foul language is slightly surprising. But …

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THE ICEMAN COMETH with Denzel Washington Postpones First Preview Performance by BroadwayWorld

The first preview performance for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh starring Tony and Oscar-winner Denzel Washington has been postponed by a day and will now take place on Friday, March 23r…

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Putting It Together: 20 Shows Stephen Sondheim Brought to Broadway by Hannah Vine

Tony, Oscar, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Sondheim was born March 22.

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What Musical Theatre Roles Did Sara Bareilles, John Legend, and Brandon Victor Dixon Play in High School? by Ruthie Fierberg

The stars of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert share the stage roles that first hooked them on theatre.

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Playbill Mixtape: The Great Comet’s Brittain Ashford Shares Her Road Tour Playlist by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway star and singer-songwriter offers a mix of her own music and the tunes that spark cherished memories.

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From Jesus Christ Superstar to School of Rock: Look Through the Shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber by Hannah Vine

Andrew Lloyd Webber, who currently has 2 shows on Broadway, was born March 22.

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Flip Through the Opening Night Playbill for Frozen on Broadway by Hannah Vine

The Disney musical, based on the animated film, officially opens March 22 at the St. James Theatre.

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