Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Pretty Woman review – Broadway romcom transfer is a tasteless disaster by Alexis Soloski

Nederlander Theater, New YorkThe dated gender politics of the Julia Roberts hit fail to receive an upgrade in a shallow musical that falls apart on stageTuneful, schlocky, and deeply offensi…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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MOVIE MUSICAL by Robert Cashill

Quality music, acting and stage production help sell this nostalgia vehicle.

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‘Pretty Woman’ is another movie-to-stage dud by Peter Marks

If you’re thinking of seeing a musical based on a film, don’t. It was better on screen.

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The Lyrical Artistry of Broadway’s “Pretty Woman” Musical Wouldn’t Pass Muster in a Febreze Commercial | Village Voice by David Cote

Pretty Woman — the 1990 Hollywood blockbuster and now the glitzy, pop-scored Broadway spectacle — is a story of mutual transformation. In this sentimental and consumerist riff on George …

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Review: Chasing Shopworn Dreams in ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ by Ben Brantley

This wan resuscitation of the 1990 movie about a Cinderella prostitute is likely to make you nostalgic for Julia Roberts’s original performance.

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Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker, Ann Hampton Callaway and More to Hit the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The latest batch of stars to hit the Feinstein's54 Below stage met the press this week and BroadwayWorld was on hand to catch all the action.

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Review: Pretty Woman on Broadway by Jonathan Mandell

Vivian (Samantha Banks) is a hooker, Edward (Andy Karl) is a killer corporate raider who meets her on Hollywood Boulevard, and if the ensuing romance is no less a fable than it was in the hi…

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‘Pretty Woman’ musical just feels wrong in the #MeToo era by Joe Dziemianowicz

The hooker with the heart of gold is singing a new tune — but it’s the same old icky story. “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” which opened Thursday on Broadway, boasts slick direction and…

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Pretty Woman – The Musical review at Nederlander Theatre, New York – ‘peppy, with winning performances’ by Mark Shenton

In this stage musical adaptation of the 1990 film Pretty Woman, Sweet Charity meets My Fair Lady, but with a happier ending.

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Review: ‘Pretty Woman’ is a cardboard cutout of the movie by Charles Isherwood

It’s very sweet that, as in the movie, the two unlikely lovers in the musical “Pretty Woman” end up rescuing one another from their respective lives of streetwalking and soulless money…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Flash: The British Theatre Academy Presents SPRING AWAKENING by BroadwayWorld

After two years in summer residence at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End, The British Theatre Academy are to presentthe acclaimed Broadway musicalSpring Awakening, winner of eight Tony…

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Pretty Woman: Lady Liza of the Streets Goes Hollywood by Steven Suskin

★★★ The beloved romantic comedy hit is transplanted from screen to stage, without quite enough magic The post Pretty Woman: Lady Liza of the Streets Goes Hollywood appeared first on Ne…

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Pretty Woman: Hit Romcom, Musicalized, Is Only Pretty Good by David Finkle

★★★ Samantha Barks and Andy Karl topline this Garry Marshall-J. F. Lawton-Bryan Adams-Jim Vallance transfer The post Pretty Woman: Hit Romcom, Musicalized, Is Only Pretty Good appeared…

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Theater Time Review: "Pretty Woman: The Musical" by Joseph Cervelli

While nothing particularly wrong with the show, it does lack its own identity.

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Read Reviews for Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway by Adam Hetrick

See what critics think of the new Broadway musical adaptation of the 1990 Julia Roberts-Richard Gere film classic.

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Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical: All Dressed Up With No Place To Go – Review by Greg Evans

I might not be the target audience for Pretty Woman – The Musical, seeing as how I was never a fan of Pretty Woman – The Movie. Just never thought it was cute, funny or charming …

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Michael Jackson Musical WESTLAKE to Have NYC Lab Next Month by Alexa Criscitiello

According to a new casting notice, the previously announced musical based on the life and career of pop icon Michael Jackson is gearing up for a New York City lab next month.

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Review Roundup: Did Critics Fall In Love with PRETTY WOMAN? by Review Roundups

PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL, with original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winnerBryan Adamsand his longtime songwriting partnerJim Vallance, a book byGarry Marshalland the film's screenwriter…

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Discussing ‘Little Rock’ at The Sheen Center with Playwright and Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj by Deb Miller

In September 1957, Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, became one of the first educational institutions in America to become integrated, when nine heroic black teenagers enrolled i…

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Open House announces a new regional program in Bendigo by Arts Review

Bendigo’s impressive architecture is set to open its doors for public viewing on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October as Open House Melbourne has partnered with the City of Greater Bendig…

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Review: Avenue Q (Mercury Theater, 2018) by Lauren Emily Whalen

Clearly, Avenue Q is making money for Mercury Theater, especially as it's now been extended by over 3 months. And of course a theater company must consider what will draw audiences. As a pro…

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BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING, Stockwell Playhouse by Nicole Ackman

Who better to perform a musical about a group of angsty German teens than an actual group of young people Spring Awakening joins Bring It On and Goodnight Mr Tom as the British Theatre Acade…

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Pretty Woman: Photos, Video, review by New York Theater

Vivian (Samantha Banks) is a hooker, Edward (Andy Karl) is a killer corporate raider who meets her on Hollywood Boulevard, and if the ensuing romance is no less a fable than it was in the hi…

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‘Pretty Woman’ on Broadway is great fun, starring Samantha Barks with a heart of gold by Chris Jones

Samantha Barks, the truly formidable young star of “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” achieves something close to a miracle at the Nederlander Theatre. With the help of her savvy director, Jer…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Kathy Griffin messed up big-time with her Trump photo. Or did she? Comic talks ahead of Denver show. by John Wenzel, The Know

The comic returns a year after the controversy with a tour that includes an Aug. 22 show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

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Are You Ready For ‘KINK HAÜS’? by Matthew Wexler

Performance artist Gunnar Montana brings his latest experimental work, 'KINK HAÜS,' to La MaMa.

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Food Feature: Liquid Relief for the Dog Days of Summer by Linda J. Mazurek

A local company has come to the thirst-quenching rescue with DRINKmelon, the industry’s first pure watermelon water.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Imagine for a moment what some adventurous and creative theater team might come up with based on a story idea about a sex worker and a very wealthy man who upend one another's lives.

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What could be the hottest show on Broadway still lacks star power by Michael Riedel

Without a star above the title, it’s hard for a new American play to get to Broadway. That’s the number-one gripe that producers, agents, investors and actors have about the business. Ye…

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Cirque Du Soleil OVO Launches UK Arena Tour by BroadwayWorld

Cirque du Soleil tonight launched its first UK arena tour of OVO with a star-studded premiere at the Echo Arena Liverpool. A colourful celebration of nature and co-existence, OVO brings its …

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Pretty Woman Stars Samantha Barks & Andy Karl Quiz Each Other in What's My Q? by Broadway.com

In the new Broadway.com game What's My Q?, Pretty Woman stars Samantha Barks and Andy Karl quiz each other with rapid-fire questions.

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Lindsay Mendez of Carousel by Broadway.com

Lindsay Mendez stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about Carousel and more with Paul Wontorek.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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The Classical Theatre of Harlem Names Carl Cofield New Associate Artistic Director by Olivia Clement

Fresh off his production of Antigone, Cofield joins Producing Artistic Director Ty Jones.

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VIDEO: On This Day, August 16- London Celebrates GROUNDHOG DAY by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2016, the musical adaptation of the hit Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day, made its world premiere at the Old Vic in London.

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President Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler and More Honor Aretha Franklin on Social Media by TV News Desk

The Queen of Soul,Aretha Franklin, passed away today, August 16, in her Detroit home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer,according to the Associated Press. She was 76 years old.

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NOW CASTING: Four roles (two disabled) for Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Cost of Living’ at Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. West Coast Premiere at the Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles. STORYLINE: Achingly human and surpri…

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A Look at the New Cast of the 20th Anniversary Rent Tour by Hannah Vine

The tour of the Jonathan Larson musical continues in Shanghai beginning August 30.

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See Be More Chill, Once on This Island, and More Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park by Marc J. Franklin

The free lunchtime concert series concluded with a final show August 16.

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Theater Review: “We The People,” “The Member of the Wedding,” and “Creditors” by Bill Marx

Three theaters in the Berkshires offer differing views of the past.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Tony Winners Cynthia Nixon and Laura Benanti, Edie Falco, Pose Star Mj Rodriguez, More Align for Broadway Resistance Concert by Adam Hetrick

Broadway Blue Wave for New York, a concert and political rally for the upcoming New York State primary, will be held August 26.

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RIP Aretha Franklin: How The Queen of Soul’s Voice Defined and Inspired America by Mark Beech

To get a sense of the passions and talent that drove Aretha Franklin, who has died at the age of 76, you can do little better than listen to her superb 1972 double album “Amazing Grace.”…

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President Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bette Middler and More Honor Aretha Franklin on Social Media by TV News Desk

The Queen of Soul,Aretha Franklin, passed away today, August 16, in her Detroit home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer,according to the Associated Press. She was 76 years old.

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Edinburgh Review: No Kids at Pleasance Courtyard by Brendan Macdonald

A conversation: Brendan Macdonald reviews Ad Infinitum's new show about fatherhood. The post Edinburgh Review: No Kids at Pleasance Courtyard appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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The Pin review – one of Edinburgh's most dazzling comedy shows by Brian Logan

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghTerrific skits and inventive gags mean the laughs come thick and fast in a delightful new hour from the sketch duoCleverness comes as standard from sketch duo t…

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When These Two Best Friends Aren’t Working on Dear Evan Hansen, They’re Writing This Original Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Dear Evan Hansen associate director Adam Quinn and star of the Dear Evan Hansen national tour Jared Goldsmith premiere MAZKAPAN: A New Magical Musical at Green Room 42 on August 19.

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Odds & Ends: Corbin Bleu to Star in Anything Goes at Arena Stage & More by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. He's the Top! Corbin Bleu to Star in Anything Goes at Arena Stage Fresh off of a celebrated run in Singin' in the…

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BWW Review: I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL, Live At Zedel by Fiona Scott

Don't we all secretly wish life was more like a musical There's more to it than one might think. Alexander Bermange's hysterical and heartwarming revue I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical ret…

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VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Fringe Debut Promises International Shenanigans by BroadwayWorld

After presenting dozens of star-studded benefit performances in New York, Los Angeles, London and elsewhere, Villain DeBlanks makes its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with daily 10am perfor…

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Edinburgh Review: Expendable Chapters at Greenside at Infirmary Street by Crystal Bennes

Unmoored: Crystal Bennes reviews a play loosely based on Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar. The post Edinburgh Review: Expendable Chapters at Greenside at Infirmary Street appeared first on Exeu…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Here’s How Broadway Marketers Use Deceptive Tactics to Make Their Shows Look Better by John Bonazzo

'Gettin' the Band Back Together' is the latest show attempting to trick consumers.

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Broadway’s Once On This Island Will Offer Actors Fund Performance by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award-winning revival will offer an October 3 benefit performance for the industry service organization.

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Pushkin – The Sheen Center by Sandi Durell

    by Hazen Cuyler     Pushkin is a new play housed within the eclectic interior of The Sheen Center. It’s written by John Leaf and Directed by Christopher McElroen, r…

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First Look at Grumpy Old Men Musical at the Ogunquit Playhouse by Hannah Vine

Matt Lenz directs the limited engagement, which began August 8 at the Maine venue.

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BeetleJuice Initial Casting Announced by Stagelight

AT WASHINGTON D.C.’S NATIONAL THEATRE PERFORMANCES BEGIN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 OFFICIALLY OPENS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018 LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 MUSIC &…

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Announces Performance Benefiting The Actors Fund by BroadwayWorld

The Actors Fund announced today that Once On This Island has added a Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund. This benefit performance will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8…

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VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES Perform on THE TODAY SHOW by Stage Tube

Composer David Friedman joins Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb in the Fourth Hour with the cast of his off-Broadway musical, 'Desperate Measures,' to perform a medley of three songs from the…

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Full Programming Announced for 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival by Ruthie Fierberg

The dance fest at New York City Center features premiere works by Tony winner Justin Peck, Sonya Tayeh, and more.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Names D.C. Participants in Arts Innovation and Management Program by David Siegel

Washington, D.C. is no longer just a tourist city with iconic national monuments and fabled museums. Over the past decades, a distinguished cadre of small and medium-sized cultural instituti…

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Review: A Skull in Connemara at Olympia Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack reviews Martin McDonagh's bleak comedy about 'pioneering gravediggers, alcoholic priests and corrupt police'. The post Review: A Skull in Connemara at Olympia Theatre, Dubli…

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A Revamped Fringe Festival Returns to New York by Peter Libbey

The New York International Fringe Festival will be split into two, with one slate in Manhattan and a “bring your own venue” slate in the other boroughs.

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Top 5 Eugenius! Songs

As Eugenius! prepares to ‘strike twice’ next month with its new run in the West End, it’s high time for you to acquaint yourself with this super-ultra-mega ‘comic book kind of soundt…

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The Gift Theatre brings Jennifer Glasse into ensemble by Kt Hawbaker

On Thursday, the Gift Theatre announced Jennifer Glasse as its newest ensemble member. Glasse has previously appeared in the Gift’s world premieres of “Hang Man” and “A Life Extra Or…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Top West End Shows and Musicals for Kids: Back To School Edition

With school just around the corner, there’s a lot of things that you as a parent might be worrying about. Is my child mentally prepared to start learning again? Will they remember what the…

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BWW TV: Walkin' Down the Red Carpet for PRETTY WOMAN Opening Night- Watch Live at 5:30! by Tv - Red Carpets

PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL, with original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film's screenw…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:54PM

Wicked Co-Stars Jennifer DiNoia and Michael Campayno Will Perform at The Pierre Hotel by Adam Hetrick

Broadway’s former Elphaba and Fiyero are reuniting for the latest concert in the Wicked Ozdust Series at The Pierre New York.

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Head Over Heels Choreographer & Emmy Nominee Spencer Liff Brings the Beat For His DancingThrough My Resume

Broadway dancer turned Emmy-nominated choreographer Spencer Liff takes us through his career one showstopper at a time.

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Puffs Will Welcome New Cast Members to Hit Off-Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The celebrated off-Broadway comedy Puffs: Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has announced new cast members slated to join the company o…

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RIP Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul and Fan of Broadway; See Pics of Her with Stage Stars by Caitlin Moynihan

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, died at the age of 76 on August 16 after battling pancreatic cancer. Franklin's chart-topping hits are a jaw-dropping list of iconic music&…

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Chris Henley’s notebook: 7 smashing NYC summer shows and the stars and understudies who earned those Standing O’s by Christopher Henley

School was out. Daddy had some days off. Seemed like a good time to take the kids up to New York City — and then to go back again the following week to see some theatre not suitable for (t…

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The Other Josh Cohen, Directed by Hunter Foster, to Return Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Previously nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, the musical comedy will be remounted at the Westside Theatre.

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Emilia, Shakespeare's Globe, review - polemic disguised as a play by Laura De Lisle

Great performances save this uneven tribute to a forgotten Elizabethan poet It feels like Michelle Terry’s first summer season at the Globe has been building up to Emilia for a while now. …

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Watch Off-Broadway’s Desperate Measures Bring Hijinks to The Today Show by Ruthie Fierberg

The company of the Drama Desk-winning musical perform a medley on the morning show.

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WOMEN IN POWER by BroadwayWorld

NST Associate DirectorBlanche McIntyredirects Lydia Bewley, best known for The Inbetweeners, Plebs and E4's comedy Drifters,Elizabeth Boag, Anna Fordham,Lisa Kerr, Anne Odeke andAlicia McKen…

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Eight GIFs from Broadway’s Pretty Woman That Are Mood

The 1990 film Pretty Woman arrives on Broadway in a new musical.

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Why it’s important for Edinburgh Fringe companies to ask: ‘Who do we want on our front row?’ by Chris Grady

This quick blog is really to highlight one big area which we always talk about. How do you find the right audience for your show, and get them to come in to see you?

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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New Light Theater Project Unveils 2018–2019 Season by Olivia Clement

The season will include Ray Yamanouchi's New Light New Voices Award-winning play, The American Tradition.

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In House podcast: Theatre503 artistic director Lisa Spirling on finding new writers & capturing the zeitgeist by Featured Content

Have you bookmarked Stagedoor's new weekly theatre podcast In House? This week's episode sees poet, journalist and Critics of Colour founder Bridget Minamore interviewing Theatre503's Lisa S…

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Motown The Musical Announces Closing April 2019 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Motown The Musical will conclude its more-than three year run at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre on 20 April 2019. This post Motown The Musical Announces Closing April 201…

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Applications are Now Open for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival by Bt

Calling all comedic talent! Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The nation’s largest, an…

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Free Seats Available from Stage 773 by Bt

Stage 773 has 56 seats we are taking out of our Box Theatre space beginning Aug 20th. These seats were once in Radio City Music Hall and were donated to Stage 773 a few years ago. They are t…

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BWW TV: Will Roland, George Salazar & More Will Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park Today- Watch LIVE at 12:30! by BroadwayWorld

Broadway in Bryant Park is back The 2018 program, whichbrings the best of Broadway together for free performances concludes today, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are in…

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UK playwrights condemn bombing of Gaza theatre by Oliver Holmes In Jerusalem

Caryl Churchill and National Theatre director bemoan ‘devastating loss’ after Israeli strikeLeading playwrights and directors in Britain have severely criticised the bombing of a major c…

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‘Funny, engaging & unexpectedly tense’: PRESSURE – West End by Rachel Williams

However implausible its set up may be, I really enjoyed Pressure. It’s so much more engaging and fun and gripping than it has any right to be and is a case study in just really superb acti…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Celebrate #NationalTellAJokeDay with these theatre corkers by Carly-Ann Clements

Everyone needs a good laugh. Especially these days. And as it just so happens to be Tell A Joke Day, we've found some of the best (and worst) theatre jokes on the internet. From cheeky one-l…

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First Look at Sonya Yoncheva in Salzburg's L’incoronazione di Poppea by David Gewirtzman

The Monteverdi opera runs at the Salzburg Festival through August 28.

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Watch the Cast of Desperate Measures Offer Up Musical-Theater Hilarity on Today by Broadway.com

Desperate Measures is an off-Broadway hit. The award-winning new musical comedy, based on Shakespeare's beloved romp Measure for Measure, has audiences rolling in the aisl…

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Emilia, Shakespeare's Globe, London - review: a landmark moment for the theatre by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor reviews the stunning Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's extraordinarily rousing new play

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RSC automation technician Simon Crowley: ‘I thrive on the pressure when big audiences turn up’ by Nick Smurthwaite

Automation specialist Simon Crowley is responsible for ensuring the scene changes at the Royal Shakespeare Company are seamless. He tells Nick Smurthwaite

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Mint Theater Revival of Days to Come Extends Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Lillian Hellman play, now in previews, will continue through October 6.

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New Weekly West End Cabaret The Show Goes On Announced At Studio 88 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) are teaming up with Studio 88 and MAD Trust to present a brand-new weekly cabaret entitled The Show Goes On. This post New Weekly West End C…

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Songbook Summit: Jerome Kern by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester   The irony of Peter and Will Anderson, accomplished jazz virtuosos of reeds, devoting an entire concert of swing to Jerome Kern, is that this venerable …

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Three on the Aisle: Can We Call Someone Pretty? by American Theatre Editors

On this week's podcast, the critics discuss when it's appropriate to discuss an actor's appearance in a review, plus they battle over 'Be More Chill.'

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Corbin Bleu and Soara-Joye Ross to Star in Anything Goes at Arena Stage by Olivia Clement

Molly Smith's all-new production of the Cole Porter musical will begin performances in D.C. in November.

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National Theatre commits to telling every actor it auditions whether they get cast by Georgia Snow

The National Theatre has committed to giving every actor it auditions at least a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, as part of an

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VIDEO: Watch AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season 12 Winner Darci Lynne's Rendition of 'Show Off' from THE DROWSY CHAPERONE by Stage Tube

The winner of season 12 of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT,Darci Lynne, returns to the live show withan amazing rendition of 'Show Off' from The Drowsy Chaperone.

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Corbin Bleu and Soara-Joye Ross to Lead Arena Stage's ANYTHING GOES by BroadwayWorld

Arena Stage announcesCorbin Bleuwill play Billy Crocker andSoara-Joye Rosswill play Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical,Anything Goes.

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The Girl Behind the Red Dress: Get to Know Broadway's New Pretty Woman, Samantha Barks! by Julie Musbach

Pretty Woman is currently bringing its twist on the Cinderella tale to the stage at Broadway's Nederland Theatre with star Samantha Barks making her Broadway debut donning the signature red …

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Initial Casting Announced for Beetlejuice by Mark A. Robinson

The Broadway-aimed production of the musical Beetlejuice, receiving its world premiere on November 4, 2018, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. has announced its initial cast. Alex B…

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Natascia Diaz stars in Sondheim’s Passion, a role she nearly declined by Keith Loria

Natascia Diaz has wowed DC audiences for a decade, but when Signature Theatre offered her the lead role of Fosca in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, she hesitated. The popular actress has e…

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Happy Ending, a 1965 comedy, marks the beginning for promising black actors and writers in DC by Kate Colwell

Is Washington, D.C. ready to support Black theatre produced by a new Black theatre company? I recently had the opportunity to speak with Ella Davis, co-founder of All About the Drama Theatre…

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‘The perfect pick-me-up’: DON JUAN – Edinburgh Fringe by Laura Kressly

The Fringe can be quite a draining experience, but Don Juan is the perfect pick-me-up. Honestly, you’ll come out feeling like a million dollars, and who doesn’t need that now and again?

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Remembering Aretha Franklin With 7 of Her Greatest Theatrical Performances by Adam Hetrick

Known for her hits “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “Chain of Fools,” the late Queen of Soul—who died August 16—leave…

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James Corden & Ariana Grande Melt Our Hearts with a Spine-Tingling 'Suddenly Seymour' by Broadway.com

James Corden and Ariana Grande are going back to their Broadway roots. The multi-talented stage alums, who recently offered up a parody of the film favorite Titanic, showed off their vo…

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The Other Josh Cohen to Play Return Run at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The Other Josh Cohen is making an off-Broadway return. The acclaimed musical comedy, featuring a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen—who will again co-star in …

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Trevor Nunn to Stage New Revival of Fiddler on the Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a major revival of Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Tony- and Olivier-winning director Trevor Nunn. The production will begin prev…

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Watch Katie Thompson and Matt Loehr Perform ‘The Same’ From R.R.R.E.D. by Olivia Clement

Get a glimpse of Thompson's new musical comedy, now in performances at the DR2 Theatre Off-Broadway.

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WATCH: George Salazar Sings New Version of Joe Iconis' ‘The Goodbye Song’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Be More Chill star and composer Joe Iconis go inside the studio with the new rendition from Two-Player Game.

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Theater Review: “The Man of Destiny” — A Shavian McGuffin by Jim Kates

George Bernard Shaw's The Man of Destiny could be an evening of delight with a frisson of cerebral exercise.

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Perseverance Theatre, Living Up to Its Name Again by American Theatre Editors

On its way back from the brink of closure, Alaska’s largest theatre has eliminated its debt and found new funders.

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Signature Theatre takes on Sondheim’s ‘Passion’ by Geoffrey Himes

Beauty is an attitude in 1994 musical, which is based on 1869 novel by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti.

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REVIEW: Coriolanus Vanishes, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews David Leddy’s play Coriolanus Vanishes at the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe. This post REVIEW: Coriolanus Vanishes, Traverse Theatre, …

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BECTU and Fringe Society publish code of conduct for Edinburgh employers by Giverny Masso

Entertainment union BECTU has released a code of conduct for employers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The code has been developed through

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Marieann Meringolo Aces the Songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman by Michael Barbieri

There are very few singers in cabaret as good at interpreting the songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman as Marieann Meringolo; her show Between Yesterday and Tomorrow at the Beach Cafe was proof…

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New late-night musical theatre cabaret show comes to the West End by Georgia Snow

An after-hours musical theatre cabaret night is being launched in the West End. A line-up of performers including Sam Attwater, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt

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The three rules of doing research.

I’ve always been a big believer in focus groups and research.  We’re one of the few industries that spends millions of dollars developing a product, but won’t spend a few …

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Der Prozess, Felsenreitschule, Salzburg — precision and clarity

A gripping Salzburg Festival concert performance of Gottfried von Einem’s opera

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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, 1942-2018

Extraordinary vocal talent whose songs epitomised black power and women’s liberation

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It's Showtime! Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso to Lead Pre-Broadway Tryout of BEETLEJUICE by Alexa Criscitiello

It was announced today that Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman School of Rock will star as 'Beetlejuice' and two-time Lortel Award nominee Sophia Anne Caruso Lazarus will star as 'Lydia' in t…

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Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: August 16, 2018 by Bww Special

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show Don't know what to see Trying to find a theater

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Music Legend Aretha Franklin Passes Away at 76 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, passed away today, August 16, in her Detroit home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, according to the As…

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Will Roland, George Salazar & More Will Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park Today- Watch LIVE at 12:30! by BroadwayWorld

Broadway in Bryant Park is back The 2018 program, whichbrings the best of Broadway together for free performances concludes today, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are in…

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Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of PRETTY WOMAN Opening Night On BWW's Instagram by BroadwayWorld

Go behind the scenes of opening night on BroadwayWorld's Instagram as company member Tommy Bracco takes us behind the scenes of the show's Broadway opening night from curtain to after party

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‘The bar has once again been raised’: Backbone – Royal Festival Hall ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The Australian circus troupe Gravity & Other Myths presents a clever and slick show that highlights the strength and the importance of the backbone.

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Chicago theater openings for Aug. 17-23 by Kt Hawbaker

Saturday “Nightmares and Nightcaps: The Stories of John Collier”: Throughout the first half of the 20th century, British expatriate John Collier penned humorous stories about the bizarre…

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The Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon — risky, but it all pays off

Fiona Laird’s production introduces new elements that chime deliciously with the spirit of Shakespeare’s play

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America’s Got Talent Winner Performs Ventriloquist Version of The Drowsy Chaperone's ‘Show Off’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Darci Lynee, season 12 champ, sings from the Broadway musical

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London’s Chocolate Factory to Revive Fiddler on the Roof by Olivia Clement

Trevor Nunn will helm the revival, which will begin this winter.

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NEWS: Final casting & brand new song announced for West End transfer of Heathers the Musical by Press Releases

The creative team behind Heathers the Musical has announced a brand new song has been written into the show ahead of its West End debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (3 September to 24 Nove…

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Sarasota Ballet, Joyce Theater, New York — under the spell of Ashton

The choreographer’s Monotones is the highlight of the company’s programme

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Binker Golding’s Band, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London — an engrossing gig

The saxophonist and his band expanded the horizons of their orthodox line-up

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TRW Announces Launch Night For New Weekly Cabaret In Association With Studio 88 And MAD Trust by BroadwayWorld

Theatrical Rights Worldwide TRW are teaming up with Studio 88 and MAD Trust to present a brand-new weekly cabaret entitled THE SHOW GOES ON.

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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For The World Premiere Of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's DISHOOM by BroadwayWorld

Rifco Theatre Company, in a co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Oldham Coliseum Theatre, presents the UK tour of the world premiere production of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's Dishoom. Ar…

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Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties Begins at MCC by Olivia Clement

The new play, directed by Mike Donahue, begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre August 16.

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LAMDA MA Graduating Students Will Present Final Productions by BroadwayWorld

LAMDA London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art present the final productions of its graduating MA students. Six upcoming directors will present a season of six plays from 23 August to 7 Sept…

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Proms 2018, Prom 44: Debussy, Ravel & Boulanger review by Alexandra Coghlan, Alexandra Coghlan

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot, Royal Albert Hall

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World Premiere Beetlejuice Musical Finds Its Stars in Alex Brightman & Sophia Anne Caruso by Andy Lefkowitz

Initial casting has been announced for the pre-Broadway run of Beetlejuice, a new musical based on the fan-favorite 1988 film. Tony nominee Alex Brightman will lead the company in …

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Remembrance: William Corbett — A Poet of Landscape, Weather, and Consciousness by Fanny Howe

Some people fled William Corbett's bravura; others stayed, laughing.

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Schools of the Stars: Where Pretty Woman: The Musical Cast and Creators Went to College by Sarah Jane Arnegger

Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway musical Pretty Woman pursued their college studies.

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See Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo, Spencer Liff, and More Take Part in Broadway Dreams Workshop by Hannah Vine

The 2018 summer intensive tour stopped by Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center August 4–12.

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How Post-Colonial Imagination Can Make Theatre into an Agent of Revolution by Stokely@howlround.com (jdstokely)

By Massimo Monfiletto. Using three different plays— M. Butterfly , Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart , and QPH —playwright Massi Monfiletto examines th…

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Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso to star in ‘Beetlejuice’ musical by Caitlin Huston

Alex Brightman will star as the title character in the world premiere of the musical “Beetlejuice,” alongside Sophia Anne Caruso, who will play Lydia. The pair will star in the “pre-Br…

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Broadway-Bound ‘Beetlejuice’ Casts Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso by Greg Evans

The pre-Broadway Beetlejuice has found its ghost and the teenager who summons him: Alex Brightman (School of Rock) will play the title character, and Sophia Anne Caruso, who knocked ’…

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‘Funny, candid & totally relatable’: LOVECRAFT (NOT THE SEX SHOP IN CARDIFF) – Edinburgh Fringe ★★★★ by Michael Davis

By acknowledging the life-threatening trend of social isolation and the restorative qualities of touch and human interaction, Lovecraft is a heart-warming reminder of why people need people.

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, August 16, 2018 (10AM) by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Keri Russell and Adam Driver to Lead “Burn This” on Broadway, “Beetlejuice” Musical Finds its Stars, and The Dolby Theatre to Host Tours in 2020. “Today…

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London gallery buys portrait of Dylan Thomas by Augustus John

Innocent looking painting belies poet’s reputation as hell-raiser and womaniser

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Alex Brightman and Sophia Anne Caruso to Star in Beetlejuice Musical World Premiere by Ryan McPhee

The pre-Broadway engagement will begin October 14 at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre.

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Ariana Grande and James Corden Sing ‘Suddenly Seymour’ in Latest Carpool Karaoke by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-winning late-night host and pop star go back to their Broadway roots.

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Review: Backbone, The Southbank Centre by Gabriel Wilding

The circus, but not as you know it! Gravity & Other Myths truly live up to their name; following up The post Review: Backbone, The Southbank Centre appeared first on A Younger Theatre.

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BWW Review: GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Salutes A Different Breed of Jersey Boys by Michael Dale

The past several Broadway seasons have seen extraordinary developments in musical theatre, with a steady stream of new shows, usually transferring from non-profit Off-Broadway, offering smar…

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GRACE NOTES: Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Susan Grace

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West Fest Launches Tomorrow with Visits to Mae West’s Old Haunts by Trav S.D.

Tomorrow marks the 125th birthday of the late stage and screen writer and comedienne Mae West. Appropriately we are launching West Fest, our Mae West festival on that day,  with a ceremonia…

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‘It’s a right royal carry on’: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon ★★★ by Anne Cox

The estuary accents, Dolce & Gabbana leggings, bling and selfies are a bit of a giveaway that Fiona Laird’s production of cheeky Shakespearean comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor is geo…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Cover For Book of Good Morning and Goodnight Tweets by BroadwayWorld

Lin-Manuel Miranda has revealed the physical version of the cover for his upcoming book, 'Gmorning, Gnight Little Pep Talks for Me amp You.' The book will feature some of Miranda's fan-favor…

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Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde review – comedy in full diva mode by Brian Logan

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe standup’s compelling personality and powerful voice add up to emphatic entertainment in this musical showThe audience are on their feet by the end of The …

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PRETTY WOMAN Opens on Broadway Tonight! New Block of Tickets Now On Sale by Alexa Criscitiello

PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL, with original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film's screenw…

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BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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EMILIA Shakespeare’s Globe, SE1 by Libby Purves and Friends

DARK LADY DEMANDING LIMELIGHT        The Globe has had some tremendous new-writing about history, for which it is nicely suited.  Remember Howard Brenton’s Anne Boleyn and  Dr Sc…

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Could Emilia Bassano, the ‘woman ignored by history’, be Shakespeare’s Dark Lady? by Nick Smurthwaite

Historians have argued whether poet Emilia Bassano was the muse of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Nick Smurthwaite finds out more about the inspiration for

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Alexandra Silber – Theater, Grief & The Miraculous Healing by Admin

Photograph: Michael Kushner In performance, Alexandra Silber brings an open heart that invites the audience into her emotional journey. Theatergoers in the West End have had the opportunity …

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Never Vera Blue review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘Intricately told story of domestic abuse’ by Nicole Serratore

Linking together several non-linear storytelling strands, Never Vera Blue by Alexandra Wood addresses the experience of domestic abuse and violence. From subtle

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Review of ‘Less Than 50%’ by Saima Huq

Stand-up comic Gianmarco Soresi’s original unromantic comedy Less Than 50%, directed by Jen Wineman, is a play within a play (and perhaps within another play) about rehearsing a play with …

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Review of Jonathan Leaf’s ‘Pushkin’ by Sylvia Baeza

THE BOTTOM LINE: The American Vicarious colorful production of Pushkin captures the imagination and leaves you yearning for freedom. Those who thrive on court intrigues, political riddles an…

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Edinburgh Review: Flight at Summerhall by Ben Kulvichit

Flight is a 'perfectly programmed high-art theme park ride.' The post Edinburgh Review: Flight at Summerhall appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Edinburgh Review: What Girls Are Made Of at Traverse by Hannah Greenstreet

What Girls Are Made Of looks back on a teenage brush with stardom with adult wisdom and a 90s soundtrack. The post Edinburgh Review: What Girls Are Made Of at Traverse appeared first on Exeu…

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REVIEW: Underground Railroad Game, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Underground Railroad Game at the Traverse Theatre presented as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. This post REVIEW: Underground Railroad Game, Traverse Thea…

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Review: Backbone at Southbank Centre by Freddie Machin

Gravity and Other Myths' new physical theatre piece Backbone showcases the beauty of working together. The post Review: Backbone at Southbank Centre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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‘Heart-achingly beautiful’: THE FISHERMEN – Edinburgh Fringe by Laura Kressly

Michael Ajao and Valentine Olukoga capture the audience “hook, line and sinker” in this beautiful two-man performance about a family of four Nigerian brothers, Ikenna, Boja, Obembe and B…

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Roxie Hart vs Rachel Marron: After Chicago, Alexandra Burke returns to The Bodyguard. WATCH her killing it in her first week

Do you prefer Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart or Rachel Marron? You could see her as both over the coming months. After her West End turn in Chicago, which she started this week, she'll return…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Hunch review at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – ‘fun, intensely physical superhero thriller’ by Fergus Morgan

It takes a while to get your head around Hunch, Kate Kennedy’s intensely physical solo show about the perils of indecision, but

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Maz and Bricks review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘poignant and political’ by Fergus Morgan

Eva O’Connor’s new play – in Edinburgh as part of the Culture Ireland Showcase – attacks that classic crux of contemporary Irish

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REVIEW: Power Play :The Empty Chair, Pleasance Pop Up, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Power Play: The Empty Chair at the Pleasance Pop Up presented as part of the Edinburgh Fringe This post REVIEW: Power Play :The Empty Chair, Pleasance Pop …

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VIDEO: Ariana Grande and James Corden Sing 'Suddenly Seymour' on Carpool Karaoke by Stage Tube

Songstress Ariana Grande was the latest guest on James Corden's well-loved Carpool Karaoke series. The singer teamed up with Corden for duets on some of her hits, and then concluded with the…

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Theater Review: In Edinburgh, the Plays Are Short (and Some Are Sweet) by Matt Wolf

There are hundreds of shows to see in the Edinburgh International Festival and its ancillary Fringe event. But finding the good ones can be hard work.

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Welcome to the Theater! The Debuts of Pretty Woman: The Musical by JK

Pretty Woman: The MusicalOpening Night: Thursday, August 16, 2018Nederlander TheatreCongratulations to the following cast members making their Broadway debut tonight!SAMANTHA BARKS(Vivian Wa…

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'Aladdin's' Genie journeyed from Morgantown to the world of Disney magic by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

West Virginia native Trevor Dion Nicholas was inspired by musicals at the Benedum Center on his way to starring on Broadway and in London.

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Save Up To 40% On Tickets For STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL by BroadwayWorld

Based on Baz Luhrmann's multi award-winning movie Strictly Ballroom, the stage musical adaptation, directed by Drew McOnie, is currentlyplaying at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End…

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REVIEW: 1-2-1 This Sex Is Real, C Royale, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews 1-2-1 This Sex Is Real presented by Selfie Productions at the Edinburgh Fringe. This post REVIEW: 1-2-1 This Sex Is Real, C Royale, Edinburgh Fringe …

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The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Wed, September 12 thru Sun, September 30 @ The Kennedy Center, presented by Theater J

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Curtains

Thru Sat, August 18 @ Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, presented by Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

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Don Cristobol

Fri, August 17 thru Sun, September 9 @ Dance Loft on 14, presented by Pointless Theatre

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Busking It review at Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh – ‘Sweet glimpse into weird world of street music’ by Fergus Morgan

Busking can be a scary business. Just you, your instrument, and an audience that, more often than not, walks past without a

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REVIEW: A Gallant Life, theSpace on North Bridge, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews A Gallant Life at theSpace on North Bridge presented as part of the Edinburgh Fringe This post REVIEW: A Gallant Life, theSpace on North Bridge, Edinburgh …

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Australian opera legend Dame Joan Sutherland’s most iconic costumes heading to Melbourne by Arts Review

Opera Australia and Arts Centre Melbourne have announced thirty of Dame Joan Sutherland’s most iconic costumes will be donated to the Australian Performing Arts Collection. Speaking at the…

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‘Big, bold & wonderful’: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

This production is big, bold and wonderful. Humour, prime vocals and a crazy story make this the most enjoyable way to spend an evening.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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NEWS: Bryan Cranston, Aidan Turner, big names & newcomers nominated for The Stage Debut Awards by Press Releases

Full shortlists are announced today in The Stage's second annual Debut Awards, celebrating the UK's most outstanding breakthrough talent in theatre. Big names - including Bryan Cranston, Aid…

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The Hunting Gun/Carmen review at Bregenz Festival – ‘ruminative new chamber opera and spectacular open-air staging’ by George Hall

The summer festival at Bregenz keeps the small Austrian city on Lake Constance full and occupied for a month of activity. Chief

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Tabarnak review at Underbelly’s Circus Hub, Edinburgh – ‘more pious than praiseworthy’ by Francesca Peschier

Tabarnak, deriving from tabernacle (the cupboard you keep the wine and wafers in at church), is a Canadian French expletive used to

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Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome to co-produce The Color Purple by Georgia Snow

The Color Purple is to be revived by Leicester’s Curve and the Birmingham Hippodrome, for a new production in 2019. The musical

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REVIEW: Extinguished Things, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Molly Taylor’s Extinguished Things at Summerhall at Edinburgh Fringe This post REVIEW: Extinguished Things, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭ fi…

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To life! Trevor Nunn is back at the Menier in November to direct Fiddler on the Roof

It’s a festive treat for theatregoers who love a bit of tradition. The much-loved Bock and Harnick show Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn, opens at the Menier Chocolate …

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Once Upon A Canyon Night, Treepeople’s summer entertainment series at S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre in Coldwater Canyon Park (12601 Mulhol…

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REVIEW: Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craigslist, Assembly George Square, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Byron Lane’s comedy Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist, starring Tom Lenk, at Edinburgh Fringe This post REVIEW: Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad O…

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Review: Coelacanth, Cockpit Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Humour at its darkest and writing at its best, Callum O’Brian’s play Coelacanth drags us to the lowest point of The post Review: Coelacanth, Cockpit Theatre appeared first on A Young…

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Llandudno’s Venue Cymru in line for £3 million refurbishment by Giverny Masso

Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales is to undergo a £3 million redevelopment. Planning permission has been granted by Conwy Council for the

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A-level drama ‘under threat of extinction’, schools body warns by Georgia Snow

A-level drama is in danger of disappearing from state schools in England, it has been warned, as the subject is revealed to

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Emilia review – speculative history of Shakespeare's lover brims with wit and rage by Michael Billington

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonThe supposed dark lady of the sonnets is transformed into a convincing symbol of exploited women through the agesWhat do we know of Emilia Bassano? That she live…

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The Price review at Theatre Royal Bath – ‘outstanding production of Arthur Miller’s drama’ by Jeremy Brien

Jonathan Church, artistic director of Theatre Royal Bath’s summer season, has settled on the 50th anniversary of Arthur Miller’s intricately plotted family

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Menier Chocolate Factory To Stage Major Revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Christmas by BroadwayWorld

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production open…

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Aidan Turner, Bryan Cranston And More Make Shortlist For The 2018 Stage Debut Awards by BroadwayWorld

Alistair Smith, Editor, The Stage said After the huge success of The Stage Debut Awards' first outing in 2017, we're delighted to reveal another superb shortlist of emerging stars that range…

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First Ever LGBT+ Fun Palace Announced by BroadwayWorld

Fun Palaces have announced their first LGBT Fun Palace - an absolutely open and inclusive space for all people gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary, straight and beyond. You don'…

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Anouk van Dijk to step down from Chunky Move by Arts Review

After seven years at the helm of Chunky Move, Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk has announced her decision to step down. Chunky Move Chair Leigh O’Neill thanked Ms van Dijk and acknowledged…

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Stage preview: Actress fulfills bucket-list roles in Front Porch's 'Grey Gardens' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Daina Michelle Griffith plays dual roles in the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, “American royalty” fallen on hard times.

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Jericho review at Underbelly, Edinburgh – ‘nimble meta-essay on journalism, truth – and wrestling’ by Natasha Tripney

One of two shows by Irish company Malaprop at this year’s Fringe, Jericho again sees them, among many other things, exploring communication and

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Emilia review at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – ‘the essence of a woman too long forgotten by the books of history’ by Jn Benjamin

Emilia Bassano Lanier was one hell of a woman. Born in 1569, she was one of the first Englishwomen to publish an

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Trevor Nunn to direct Fiddler On The Roof at Menier by Robin Johnson

One of the most loved musicals of all time, Fiddler On The Roof, will be revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory to play over the Christmas period. The post Trevor Nunn to direct Fiddler On …

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‘A sweet family show with a surprising amount of action’: FINDING PETER – Edinburgh Fringe ★★★ by Debbie Gilpin

Finding Peter is a sweet family show with a surprising amount of action packed into 45 minutes – Jenny Wilford leads well.

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Have you met the Hamilton (Lewis) stars? Find out who’s in the driving seat

Who are the four #StageFaves taking on Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger and a whole heap of Lin-Manuel Miranda references in musical parody HAMILTON (LEWIS)? Meet the cast and enter our co…

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Comedians Brian Regan At Garde, Andrew Santino At Mohegan by Christopher Arnott

Brian Regan’s observational humor involves an awful lot of food. Like those jars that have peanut butter and jelly pre-mixed together: “I want to meet the guy who needs that.”). Or cra…

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The Poems Of Jose B. Gonzalez: Coping With Isolation by Hartford Courant

Many of the poems of Connecticut poet José B. González deal with isolation. “Everywhere I look, I see this isolation come into play. From the child who is alone at the border to the sold…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Today on Broadway: Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Keri Russell and Adam Driver to Lead “Burn This” on Broadway, The Dolby Theatre to Host Tours in 2020, Pasek & Paul Talk New Songs for “Aladdin” “To…

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Addiction: The Untold Story review at theSpace, Edinburgh – ‘badly scripted and appallingly staged’ by Paul Vale

Addiction is a diverse and complex condition that affects one in three people. It has often been addressed on stage and screen

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Brief 8/16: PRETTY WOMAN Opens Tonight, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories Pretty Woman officially opens tonight, the cast of Be More Chill and more perform at Broadway in Bryant Park, and more

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NEWS: Trevor Nunn directs a major revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory by Press Releases

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a major revival of one of much-loved musical Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.

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Where It Hurts review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘authentic voices on mental health issues’ by Thom Dibdin

At a fringe where the issues surrounding mental health form a major theme, Where It Hurts, from Edinburgh’s Grassmarket Projects, not only

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Trevor Nunn to direct Fiddler on the Roof at Menier Chocolate Factory by Georgia Snow

Trevor Nunn will direct a new production of Fiddler on the Roof for the Menier Chocolate Factory this Christmas. Nunn’s new staging

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Egg review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘exuberant aerial work’ by Nicole Serratore

Marrying aerial movement to the process of egg donation may not be the most obvious of creative choices, but the physical risks

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Motown to boogie on out of the West End by Carly-Ann Clements

Warning: come 20 April 2019, you'll be crying "I want you back" because Motown The Musical will be concluding its glitzy run at Shaftsbury Theatre. After three golden years, the show which t…

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The Stage Podcast: Edinburgh Festival Fringe Episode 2 with Tim Bano and Lyn Gardner by The Stage

In the second of our weekly podcasts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, The Stage critic Tim Bano and associate editor Lyn Gardner

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Motown the Musical announces West End closure by Georgia Snow

Motown the Musical has announced its closure in the West End, after a three-year run. The musical will close on April 20,

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‘Oddly unemotional, disjointed & not entirely satisfying’: ARISTOCRATS – Donmar Warehouse by Aleks Sierz

Director Lyndsey Turner is clearly impatient with the tradition of playing this melancholy drama as a tribute to Chekhov, and her production is thoroughly anti-naturalistic.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Edinburgh review: Finding Fassbender at Pleasance by Hannah Greenstreet

Hannah Greenstreet writes on Lydia Larson's hilarious monologue about "the fantasy lives we build to survive". The post Edinburgh review: Finding Fassbender at Pleasance appeared first on Ex…

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‘Photos on a mantelpiece will become photos in a textbook’: Square Rounds director Jimmy Walters on the importance of commemorating WWI onstage by Featured Content

Square Rounds is the seventh production from Proud Haddock, founded in 2014, and the first of its two this autumn to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Founder and artisti…

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Review: Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe by Rosemary Waugh

Reclaiming a poet: Rosemary Waugh reviews Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new play about Emilia Bassano. The post Review: Emilia at Shakespeare’s Globe appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Have you seen who's joining NYC stars Amber Gray & Patrick Page + @EvaNoblezada & @Andre_DeShields in #Hadestown UK premiere at @NationalTheat

Amber Gray and Patrick Page originated the roles of Persephone and Hades in New York Theatre Workshop's premiere of Anais Mitchell's album-to-stage HADESTOWN musical and will now recreate th…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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BWW Interview: Aaron Pierre Talks OTHELLO at Shakespeare's Globe by Nicole Ackman

Aaron Pierre is currently playing Cassio in Shakespeare's Globe's production of Othello. Pierre is a graduate of LAMDA and was recently seen as Dev-EM in the series Krypton.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Acting for Others Announces “The A4O Ambassadors” by Blouin Artinfo

Theater charity Acting for Others recently announced new initiative, “The A4O Ambassadors.” They are Jenny Agutter, Annette Badland, Christopher Biggins, Samantha Bond, Richard Eyre, Ben…

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Richard Jordan: Forget Dannii Minogue as Lady Macbeth, the fringe offers established stars a platform for reinvention by Richard Jordan

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe may once have been considered a rite of passage, where many of today’s leading performers cut their teeth and before

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Lyn Gardner: Why I love queues (during Edinburgh Fringe at least) by Lyn Gardner

Waiting in queues is usually dull. But on the fringe, I love queues, largely because they are such a terrific source of

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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‘Couples take on the role of prince and princess in a Bollywood fantasy’

Mahesh Shantaram’s photographs of India’s big, bountiful wedding ceremonies

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Ailee Talks New K-Pop Album & Fangirls Over Ariana Grande by Young Hollywood

Ailee Talks New K-Pop Album & Fangirls Over Ariana GrandeYoung Hollywood heads to KCON where we get to sit down with K-pop singer Ailee! The New Jersey native tells us about growing up speak…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Pretty Woman: The Musical Officially Opens on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

Pretty Woman: The Musical, the new stage show based on the late Garry Marshall's hit 1990 film, celebrates opening night at the Nederlander Theatre on August 16. Jerry Mitchell directs a…

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Marika Aubrey cast in U.S. national tour of Come From Away by Matt Edwards

Australia actress Marika Aubrey has been cast in the upcoming U.S. National Tour of Come From Away. Marika set out to make the move to New York several years ago, with her husband, actor and…

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"If The Dancer Dances" & "Can You Bring it: D-Man in the Waters" - Two Films Focus on Re-Creating Dance Masterpiecess by The Dance Enthusiast

The 46th Annual Dance on Camera Festival was book-ended by two fascinating documentaries that focused on the process of re-creating masterworks of dance: Can You Bring It: D-Man in the Water…

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What Does a Show Starring Everyday New Yorkers Look Like? - How the Public Theater's Public Works initiative is creating new artists and new audiences

How the Public Theater's Public Works initiative is creating new artists and new audiences---Usually a theatre producer's primary worry is how to get butts in the seats. But when the Public …

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Flip Through the Pretty Woman Opening Night Playbill by Hannah Vine

The musical adaptation of the hit movie officially opens August 16.

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Look Back at Madonna in Speed-the-Plow on Broadway by Hannah Vine

The music legend celebrates her birthday August 16.

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