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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

The Funfair review – gaudy despair that rings disturbing and true

by Susannah Clapp

Home, Manchester Manchester’s new Home theatre offers a modern spin on a tale of 1920s Munich Continue reading...

Charmatz: Aatt enen tionon review – look, no pants

by Luke Jennings

Sadler’s Wells, LondonDoes Boris Charmatz’s three-tier piece hit the bare essentials – or is it merely random nakedness? Continue reading...

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Video Flash: Laura Osnes Dazzles With "If I Loved You" From Carousel

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is part of her concert An Evening With Laura Osnes.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

This Week’s Picks! Meet Darren Criss in an Alley, Get Mean with Pink & Celebrate #TBT Broadway-Style

by Pete Croatto

Hey, you, still recovering from a near three-bean salad overdose! The holiday weekend isn’t over yet. Slow down and step away from the tray of cheeseburgers. You need your strength for the awesomeness tha…

New 'Guess The Show!' Promo Video For SOMETHING ROTTEN!

by Pat Cerasaro

A new video promo for Something Rotten

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Justin Sargent, Dan Tracy & Constantine Maroulis Live At TOTAL ECLIPSE

by Pat Cerasaro

A Meat Loaf classic done by three theatre rockers

Matthew Macfadyen: 'I do have a good eye'

by Harriet Lane

After playing Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Matthew Macfadyen decided to start being fussy about roles. Harriet Lane hears how all those months of turning down scripts finally paid off Continue reading...

Photo Archive: Gertrude Lawrence, Angela Lansbury, Donna Murphy and More in The King and I

by David Gewirtzman

In celebration of its 2015 Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Musical, Playbill presents a look back at The King and I on stage, from the original Broadway production with Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner, …

Playbill Poll: Who Should Star in the Tour of the Phantom Sequel, Love Never Dies ?

by Olivia Clement

Following the recent news that Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies may tour the U.S., took to social media to see which leading man readers would most like to see in the starr…

The Battle of the Blondes: Comparing Madeline Kahn and Kristin Chenoweth’s Rides On the Twentieth Ce

by Mark Robinson

Decades after its first Broadway bow, the madcap musical comedy On the Twentieth Century has returned to Broadway — and released a cast recording. How does this anticipated revival stack up against th…

Photo Exclusive: The Sketches and Models Behind the 2015 Tony Nominated Sets and Costumes

by David Gewirtzman

Playbill presents an exclusive look at the models and sketches created by this year's Tony Award nominated set and costume designers.

9 Stages of Being an Annoyed Theatregoer (as Told Through GIFs)

by Carey Purcell

We've all been there: You sit down to watch a Broadway show. The lights go down and the curtain goes up... and the person next to you pulls out his/her phone. Or a candy. Or begins talking.

Laura Benanti, Laurence Fishburne and More Are Part of Tonight’s PBS “National Memorial Day Concert”

by Andrew Gans

The "National Memorial Day Concert" is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol May 24 beginning at 8 PM ET on PBS; check local listings.

Original Cast Members Reunite for Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert Tonight

by Andrew Gans

The 54 Sings series continues May 24 with Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert at the intimate Manhattan nightspot 54 Below.

Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: May 24

by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradley

1925 Godfrey Tearle is Hamlet in the Fellowship Players production at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The Fellowship offers Sunday performances so these employed professionals have the chance to play Shakespeare.

Intimate Titanic, A Hit in London, Opens in Toronto Tonight

by Adam Hetrick

An intimate revival of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Tony Award-winning musical Titanic, featuring opera tenor Ben Heppner in the role of Isidor Straus, officially opens May 24 at Toronto's Princes…

2Do this week, May 24-30: Cultural events around Pittsburgh


Broadway reviews: 'Something Rotten!' and 'Gigi' boast plenty of highlights

by Christopher Rawson and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NEW YORK – The lifeblood of Broadway is musicals, and they’re still pumping away — the old warhorses (“Phantom,” “Chicago”), the young warhorses (“Jersey Boys,” “Wicked”) an…

Young Pittsburgh dance companies striving to succeed

by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Once upon a time, aspiring dancers followed a predictable path in pursuit of their dreams. Move to a big city, audition tirelessly and, if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll land a contract with a professional comp…

How The Wiz Went from Nearly Closing On Opening Night to Becoming a Tony-Winning Hit Here’s What Ha

by Colette Dowling digs into its archives to explore past articles and uncover the history behind some of Broadway's biggest shows. This original piece, "Selling a Broadway Show Or How The Wiz Was Won,"…

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Danny La Rue

by Dennis Barker

Female impersonator who replaced tradition of mockery with glitter and elegance Continue reading...

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/23/2015's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5232015.

Blood Red Roses: The Female Pirate Project

by Daniel J. Lee

This post is by Daniel J. Lee Perhaps the most unique aspect of this devised piece is the venue itself. Boarding the Lehigh Valley Barge off the docks of Red Hook, Brooklyn, is like taking a literal step off th…

Pitch Perfect 2 Film Sings Up a Storm at the Box Office

by Robert Viagas

The new film musical “Pitch Perfect 2” grossed more than $135 million in the first week of release in the U.S., making it the fastest-breaking musical film in history.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

New Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellow and Award winner announced

by Cassie Tongue

Actor, screenwriter, librettist and playwright Kate Mulvany is the latest recipient of Sydney Theatre Company’s (STC) Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship. The Fellowship, now in its fifth year, …

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Producers Kenya Barris, Jonathan Groff on 'Black-ish' 'renaissance' [Exclusive Video]

by Gold Derby

"I think we're still figuring it out," says "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris about the evolution of the ABC sitcom. "Television shows are like babies. You raise them and expect them to be something, but then yo…

The Lower Depths

by Thom Dibdin

✭✭✩✩✩ Depths hidden: Dark and vicious, Andy Corelli's take on Gorky's The Lower Depths for Siege Perilous strikes all the right tones at the Hidden Door, but doesn't alway…

Raise a Pint! Broadway Reacts to Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland

by Michael Gioia

Ireland became the first nation to legalize same-sex marriage by a popular national vote, with 62 percent of voters in favor of allowing gay couples to wed. Following the news, Broadway celebrities took to …

Flint Hills International Children's Festival features Ugandan flutist, juggling and more

The Visit Star Will Be Out “For a Number of Performances”

by Adam Hetrick, Michael Gioia

Roger Rees, who stars as Anton Schell — the former lover of Claire Zachanassian, played by Chita Rivera — in The Visit, will be out from the Kander and Ebb musical…

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

How young writer captured cultural heart of Paris by staging English theatre

by Kim Willsher In Paris

Novelist’s plan for a night of fringe plays in his flat grows into biannual week-long festival and competition, Montmartre Dionysia Continue reading...

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/23 - SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE KING AND I, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More!

by BroadwayWorld

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup

VIDEO: Watch Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in New MACBETH Film

by Stage Tube

From the Academy Award winning producers of The King's Speech and acclaimed director Justin Kurzel, comes a visceral and visually breath-taking retelling of the classic tale about an ambitious Scottish lord who…

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Special 25% Off Discount to See Mark Nadler’s ‘Runnin’ Wild: Songs

by Joel Markowitz

We have a 25% off discount for Mark Nadler’s’ ‘Runnin’ Wild: Songs and Scandals of the Roaring 20’s’ at Strathmore’s new AMP next Friday, May 29th at 8 PM. Use CABARET …

A Reason to Survive in National City

by James Chute

ARTS has changed the lives of children; can it change the life of a city?

Hershey Felder bringing Berlin show to La Jolla

by James Hebert

Solo artist to celebrate life of beloved composer at Playhouse for holidays.

Sam Waterston on his favorite NYC ‘Law & Order’ moments

by Larry Getlen

Sam Waterston spent 16 seasons playing assistant district attorney Jack McCoy on “Law & Order,” and has been performing at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater — where he’ll star in Shakespeare...

Adam's Call: New York Pops 32nd Birthday Gala: Honoring Kathleen and Rob Marshall

by Call Me Adam

Adam's Call: New York Pops 32nd Birthday Gala honoring Rob and Kathleen Marshall: To hear the New York Pops play the music from some of Rob and Kathleen's biggest successes was unreal! They gave new life to the…

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

St. Louis Chamber Chorus announces 60th season


Diamond Jubilee season features six new commissioned works.

A milestone musical comes to New Line Theatre


'The Threepenny Opera' still sets the standard for dark modern musicals

Larger-than-life characters reveal human feelings in 'Antony and Cleopatra'


Shakespeare Festival St. Louis stages its 15th production in Forest Park.

4th Annual #BwayHungerGames Semi-Finals: Results

by BroadwaySpotted

WHO WILL BE VICTOR?!  The time has come, Citizens. I know, it has been three weeks of fun, games, and bloody battles, but we have finally arrived at the Finals of The Broadway Hunger Games. We want to take a m…

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

‘La Boheme’ at Hagerstown Hub Opera

by Johnna Leary

Starving artists, jealous relationships, chronic illnesses….. as brilliantly used in their marketing campaign, “the struggle is real” for the characters in Puccini’s La Boheme, currently running…

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Company on Their Out-of-Town in Paris!

by Richard Ridge

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations QampA series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire t…

Angel City Chorale concerts in June – Los Angeles concert report

by Pauline Adamek

Angel City Chorale will perform the hit tunes and music from video games and films in two concerts at the Wilshire United Methodist Church in early June. Inspired by recent blockbuster movies such as Frozen, ar…

Chide That Name!

by John Simon

Whether you realize it or not, names are a part of language, and a by no means unimportant one. I am not even referring to such a somewhat esoteric phenomenon as a proper noun becoming a common one—e.g., Sand…

Week in Review

by Reviewing The Drama

Winners of the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards were announced this week. The awards honor excellence in off-Broadway. In what's become a trend, Between Riverside and Crazy was named Best New Play and Hamilton was …

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Congrats! KINKY BOOTS On Broadway Wishes Graduates Well

by Pat Cerasaro

Graduate KINKY BOOTS style

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Max von Essen- 'The Gifts Keep on Coming!'

by BroadwayWorld TV

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 8PM on CBS. Ear…

‘Major Barbara’ at Pallas Theater Collective

by Sophia Howes

Money Talks The Pallas Theatre Collective’s Major Barbara is a captivating, thought-provoking comedy. The themes of class disparity, the necessity to compromise one’s values to survive, and the redemptive v…

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Call Redialed: Dale Raoul: Open 24 Hours

by Call Me Adam

Call Redialed: "Call Me Adam" catches up with True Blood's Dale Raoul! This time around we discuss her new film "Open 24 Hours," in which she plays "Dixie," an overzealous checkout clerk who misinterprets the d…

Call Redialed: Karen Wyman: Here and Now: Iridium Jazz Club

by Call Me Adam

Call Redialed: "Call Me Adam" catches up with Bistro Award winning singer Karen Wyman! Here we talk about her new show, "Here and Now," which she will be performing at her Iridium Jazz Club debut in NYC on Tues…

Chita Rivera, John Kander & Terrence McNally Discuss THE VISIT

by Pat Cerasaro

Chita is back on Broadway

Spotlight On...Joyce Miller

by Michael Block

Name: Joyce MillerHometown: Philadelphia, PAEducation: Settlement Music School from age 3-17. I studied classical piano and that taught me a lot about creative discipline. PA Governors School of the Arts. NYU's…

Join Conversation with Michael Cerveris

by Lauren Yarger

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadwayworld.comInvite You and A Guestto a Conversations on BroadwayQ&A withMichael Cerveris (2015 Tony Nomination forBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading …

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Roger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps In

by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the st…

Fuse Film Review: “Party Mix” — Much Ado about Death, Destruction … and Poop

by Arts Fuse Editor

There is no doubt about the creativity in this mix of short films. But are they all suitable fare for eight-year-olds?

Sponsored feature: The first step on the ladder at CSSD

by Billy Barrett

The eyes of many hopeful performers finishing school or sixth-form college in July will be set on that sought-after drama school BA. But deciding to follow a three year degree course after just A-level and yout…

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at noon (Broadway Time)


by Thom Dibdin

✭✭✭✭✩ Hidden talent: Echoes of times past creep into Hidden Door with Annie E Lord's entrancing piece of site-specific storytelling, Hooves.

Tom Nelis Stepping In for Roger Rees in Tony Nominee The Visit, Starring Chita Rivera

by Imogen Lloyd Webber has learned that understudy Tom Nelis is playing the leading role of Anton Schell opposite 2015 Tony nominee Chita Rivera in The Visit for a number of performances. A spokesperson said that Nelis h…

Highlights from the beauty class visiting artists (post 2 of 2)

by Diane Ragsdale

In my last post and this one I am sharing highlights from presentations by the several artists who joined us in the second half of the course and key ideas that resonated most for the students.  The last two …


by Gloria Millser

Barrington Stage Company opens its 2015 second stage season with the unusual production of Richard Strand's play based on an actual historical event of the American Civil War.

From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway

by Sally Henry

Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some great suggestions

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Nickelodeon New Live Action Comedy with Isabela Moner

by Sandi Durell

    Nickelodeon’s new live-action comedy series, 100 Things To Do Before High School airs June 6th and features newcomer, Broadway theater kid, Isabela Moner. The show follows three best friends…

Theater Review | Connecticut: Theater Review: First Lady Runs the Country When President Wilson Can’t

by Sylviane Gold

Joe DiPietro’s “The Second Mrs. Wilson,” in its world premiere in New Haven, explores one of the most complicated and fascinating relationships ever in the White House.

Theater Review | Westchester: Review: ‘Small World’ Pits Disney and Stravinsky in Duel of Ideas

by David Dewitt

The play, at Penguin Repertory Theater in Stony Brook, imagines Walt Disney debating Igor Stravinsky part of the creative process that produced “Fantasia.”

Theater Review | New Jersey: Review: In ‘The Goldilocks Zone’ at Mill Hill Playhouse, Seeking Mr. ‘Just Right’

by Michael Sommers

In Ian August’s play, when four people must decide whether to have a baby, things can become awkward.

‘A Prairie Home Companion’ with Garrison Keillor and Special Guests Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan at the Filene Center at Wolf

by Jessica Vaughan

The Filene Center launched the summer season at Wolf Trap with another visit by Garrison Keillor and the news from . The United States Navy Band joined Keillor and the usual suspects onstage along Lake Wobegon…

Review: The Wild Duck/Halcyon Theatre

by Zach Freeman

“The Wild Duck” is an incomparable masterpiece. 120 years ago, George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Where shall I find an epithet magnificent enough for ‘The Wild Duck!’” At the Halcyon Theatre Friday night,…

Watch: Robert De Niro’s Blunt Speech to 2015 Graduates of Tisch School of the Arts

by New York Theater

“Tisch graduates, you made it,” actor Robert De Niro said Friday in his NYU Commencement address. “And you’re f—ed.” But, as he makes clear in his 15-minute speech laced with…

Review Roundup: MACBETH Premieres at Cannes Film Festival, Starring Michael Fassbender

by Review Roundups

A new feature film adaptation of William Shakespeare's bloody tragedy MACBETH starring international superstars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and the critic…

“Clipper Castaways” at Battery Park

by Trav S.D.

Filed under: Burlesk, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS Tagged: Battery Park, Clipper Castaways, Clipper City, Dances of Vice, Manhattan By Sail, pirates

Spotlight On...Courtney Jones

by Michael Block

Name: Courtney JonesHometown: Racine, WIEducation: BFA in Musical Theater, University of Wisconsin- Stevens PointSelect Credits: Viola in Twelfth Night (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks)Why theater?: It's an ad…

Ireland Votes to Legalize Gay Marriage

by BroadwayWorld

Early poll numbers indicate that Ireland may very well be the first nation to legalize gay marriage by popular vote.

Megan Hilty @ Cafe Carlyle

by Barry

     Megan Hilty Still Smashing                            By: Sandi DurellMegan HiltyMotherhood definitely agrees with the former star of Broadway's Wicked (Glinda), better known…

The Columbia Festival of the Arts Runs June 12-27, 2015: Events, and A Reflection of the Jim Rouse Dream

by Susan Brall

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is in the 28th  year. It began is an offshoot of the Columbia Fair that celebrated the anniversary of the city. On the 20th anniversary celebration they added the Columbia Fes…

Vincent in Brixton – review

by Alfred Hickling

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Continue reading...

2015 Tony Nominee Secrets: THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren on 'Stripper Shoes'


Get Tickets to THE AUDIENCE THE AUDIENCE Tony nominee Helen Mirren on what gift she wants sent backstage and a bad habit she just can't break.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10am (Broadway Time)

The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe

by John Morrison

This excellent production by Jonathan Munby, with Jonathan Pryce as Shylock, couldn't be more different from the last one I saw -- Rupert Goold's hyped-up version set in a Las Vegas casino. I was greatly entert…

The Audience Tony Nominee Helen Mirren on the Usefulness of 'Stripper Shoes'


The Audience Tony nominee Helen Mirren on what gift she wants sent backstage and the usefulness of "stripper shoes."


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