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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Academy of Vocal Arts graduate Michelle Johnson learns 'Manon Lescaut' in a hurry for Opera Company

Depending on the day, hour, and minute, Michelle Johnson is either living the dream or enduring a nightmare. The velvet-voiced soprano, 29, was anticipating a relatively light spring schedule to prepare for her…


by Toby Zinman

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors

by Frank Scheck

  With the notable exception of Noises Off, theatrical farce is far more often labored than amusing. But One Man, Two Guvnors, newly arrived on Broadway from London’s West End, is hilarious enough to…

One Man, Two Guvnors: Theater Review

by David Rooney

Few theatergoing experiences are as joyously liberating as being part of a packed house roaring with laughter at low comedy. But that shouldn’t imply any lack of genuine wit in the broad farce and bawdy humor…

IDOL WATCH: The Top 7 Tackle Songs from 'Now & Then!'

by Kelsey Denette

American Idol kicks things off this week with an overly dramatic movie-esque recap of last week's events. For those of you who are suffering from Idol amnesia Jessica Sanchez got the judges' save. Tonight will …

SMASH's Megan Hilty Sings Studio Cover of BREAKAWAY

by BroadwayWorld

Megan Hilty, who plays Ivy on NBC's SMASH, where her character was recently cast in the leading role of Marilyn Monroe, has released a studio recorded cover of Breakaway. The song aired during a recent episode,…

Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ and countless  laughs

by Joe Dziemianowicz

Can we keep James Corden in New York for good? The young British actor headlining the London import “One Man, Two Guvnors” at the Music Box is so mad talented, adorable and hilarious that you just want more…

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Oil and Water a poetically stirring tale of salvation

by Richard Ouzounian

Robert Chafe’s play is given a production by Newfoundland’s Artistic Fraud Theatre Company that reminds us once again how resourceful this company is.

Theater review for LA Weekly – “Dames at Sea” at the Colony

by Pauline Adamek

Gentle readers, this week’s theater review for the LA Weekly is of the fun and frothy tap-musical parody Dames at Sea, currently running at the Colony Theater in Burbank. Click here to go to the LA Weekly…

UK's Headlong Theatre to Produce AMERICAN PSYCHO in 2013?

by BroadwayWorld

According to UK theater company Headlong's 2012-2013 season announcement, the group will be producing playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Grammy and Tony-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik's musical American Psy…

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS - Talkin' Broadway's Review

by Matthew Murray

"... this comedy is as intense — and funny — as it gets."

A Matter of Taste

"One Man, Two Guvnors" is a comedy as culture-specific as the lower-middle-class accents in the show. It's as if a play about Abbott and Costello were staged on the West End. Also reviewed: "Peter and the Starc…

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors

by David Finkle

James Corden gives a hilarious performance in Nicholas Hytner's must-see production of Richard Bean's funny-as-can-be farce.

Review: Ninth and Joanie

by Andy Buck

Brett C. Leonard's play about an unhappy Philadelphia family benefits from strong performances, but still remains something of an endurance test.

Theater Review: ‘Ninth and Joanie,’ by Brett C. Leonard, at Bank Street Theater

by Charles Isherwood

The Labyrinth Theater Company’s production of Brett C. Leonard’s kitchen-sink drama, “Ninth and Joanie,” is at the Bank Street Theater.

Theater Review: James Corden in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at the Music Box

by Ben Brantley

“One Man, Two Guvnors,” a splendidly silly import from London, is an adaptation of Goldoni’s 18th-century “Servant of Two Masters.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

City Opera Finds Home(s) for 2013

After huge budget cuts and a damaging labor fight, City Opera is on track this season to balance its budget for the first time since 2000.

‘The Music of Bill Monroe with Rowan, Rice, McCourys’ at The Music Center at Strathmore by Mike Spain

by Mike Spain

Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, and The Travelin’ McCourys, who are some of the biggest names in Bluegrass came together to honor Bill Monroe at The Music Center at Strathmore in a program called The Music of Bill Mo…

Review: The March (Steppenwolf Theatre)

by Scotty Zacher

At nearly 3 hours, Frank Galiti's civil war drama *The March* is a long haul. Epic in scope and cast size, we never learn about separate human dramas and their shared histories. There's lot of potential here,…

Review Roundup: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS on Broadway - Updating LIVE!

by BroadwayWorld

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, by Richard Bean, based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with songs by Grant Olding, directed by Nicolas Hynter, began preview performances on Broadway at the Music Box Theatr…

Guthrie's 2012 lineup starts diversity debate

Joe Dowling says the announcement isn't complete and that focusing on one season is a narrow view.

'One Man, Two Guvnors' is pure slapstick

There are two directors -- one just for physical comedy -- in "One Man, Two Guvnors," the farce that arrived from London's irreproachable National Theatre with virtuosic clowning by James Corden and another les…

One Man, Two Guvnors: Theater Review

by David Rooney

David Rooney James Corden stars in Richard Bean's riotous reinvention of the commedia dell'arte classic, "The Servant of Two Masters," which transfers to Broadway in Nicholas Hytner's smash-hit London productio…

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

For ‘Godspell’ on Broadway, Crowd-Sourced Producers

by Patrick Healy

The Broadway revival of “Godspell” has attracted attention by recruiting a team of about 700 investors, with some putting up as little as $1,000 each.

One Man, Two Guvnors Reviewn

by Jonathan Mandell

“One Man, Two Guvnors” asks us some tough questions: Is it funny to see an old waiter repeatedly knocked down a flight of stairs? A fat man eat an envelope? A member of the audience humiliated? The answers,…

Dick Clark Productions' Dan Snyder and Mark Shapiro Release Statement on Dick Clark

by BroadwayWorld

Daniel M. Snyder, Chairman, and Mark Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer today issued the following statements about Dick Clark, who died today, April 18, after suffering a heart attack.

Photo Coverage: Melissa Errico Back at Joe's Pub!

by Jennifer Broski

Last night, Melissa Errico blew the roof off of JOE'S PUB with another knock-out performance to a sold-out crowd, besting her impressive November show. With plenty of Broadway pals and other luminaries in the…

Felicity Huffman, Jane Lynch, William H. Macy, Lindsay Pearce Set for Third Street Theatre's Last Five Year Benefit Shows

by Brian Scott Lipton

Felicity Huffman, Jane Lynch, and William H, Macy will host Third Street Theatre's benefit performances of Jason Robert Brown's two-character musical The Last Five Years, May 4-6. Every performance…

New York Artists Lead Doris Duke Awards

Vijay Iyer, Rinde Eckert, and Young Jean Lee were among the 21 performing artists chosen to receive $225,000 in unrestricted funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Marcia Milgrom Dodge to Direct World Premiere of Sense & Sensibility The Musical

by Brian Scott Lipton

Denver Center Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Sense & Sensibility The Musical, April 5 - May 26 in The Stage Theatre. The production will be directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom …

Jane Lynch, William H. Macy et al. to Host THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Hollywood's Third Street Theatre, 5/4-6

by BroadwayWorld

Third Street Theatre, the West Hollywood 99-seat Equity Waiver theatre that brought LA the critically-acclaimed smash hit Falsettos, is pleased to announce three limited engagement fundraising gala performances…

WhatsUpElle - Commentary to Dance Showdown Ep. 2

by DanceOn

WhatsUpElle - Commentary to Dance Showdown Ep. 2 New episode every Thursday! Subscribe: ‪‬
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Obama Girl - Commentary to Dance Showdown Ep. 2

by DanceOn

Obama Girl - Commentary to Dance Showdown Ep. 2 New episode every Thursday! Subscribe: ‪‬
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ItsKingsleyBitch - Commentary to Dance Showdown Ep. 2

by DanceOn

ItsKingsleyBitch - Commentary to Dance Showdown Ep. 2 New episode every Thursday! Subscribe: ‪‬
 Dance Showdown Episodes: ItsKingsleyBitch extended re…

HotforWords - Commentary to Dance Showdown Ep. 2

by DanceOn

HotforWords - Commentary to Dance Showdown Ep. 2 New episode every Thursday! Subscribe: ‪‬
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NINTH AND JOANIE - Talkin' Broadway's Review

by Matthew Murray

Ninth and Joanie is — in this staging, at any rate — the rare play that gets everything wrong.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

STAGE TUBE: Blast from the Past- The Original ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TV Commercial!

by Stage Tube

Take a trip back to the 1970's with a vintage commerical from musical theatre favorite ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Check out the original TV spot below

A crown lies uneasily in Round House's ‘Shadows’

by Peter Marks

What a piece of work is this Telemachus, the Hamlet-like brooder of playwright Jason Gray Platt’s modern family tragedy, “Crown of Shadows: The Wake of Odysseus.” Spoiled and sullen, he buries his head in…

Misterman, National Theatre

by Aleks Sierz

Religious mania is bad for your love life. In Enda Walsh’s revamped 1999 play — which has already been seen in Galway and New York, and opened in London last night — a 33-year-old man (played with immense…

STAGE TUBE: SMASH's Movie Star Gets Told Off Next Week!

by Stage Tube

Next week on SMASH, Karen Katharine McPhee finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall special guest star Uma Thurman- but can Rebecca be trusted What will Karen's ascent mean to her r…

Oh Meryl, did my heart love till now?

If you've always thought that Romeo and Juliet was a flaky conceit with callow youths at its heart, now's your chance to see it reimagined. The mighty Meryl Streep and distinguished Kevin Kline will play the st…

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

The Recording Academy's CEO Neil Portnow Remembers Dick Clark

by BroadwayWorld

The Recording Academy's PresidentCEO Neil Portnow released a statement on entertainment legend Dick Clark, who died today, April 18, after suffering a heart attack.

InDepth InterView: Brooke Shields On THE SOUND OF MUSIC At Carnegie Hall; Broadway, Hollywood & More

by Pat Cerasaro

Making a name for herself as a model at a very early age set the stage for a career on screens large and small - as well as the Broadway stage itself many, many times over - for iconic beauty Brooke Shields. On…

STAGE TUBE: Chatting with the Creative Team of HANDS ON A HARDBODY

by Stage Tube

La Jolla Playhouse's Hands on a Hardbody will run April 27 - June 17, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. The world-premiere, commissioned musical has a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright I Am My Own Wife…

25th Anniversary of the Longest-Running Play in NYC History Tonight

by Suzanna Bowling

25th Anniversary of the Longest-Running Play in NYC History Tonight: Tonight Wednesday, April 18th at The Snapple Theater Center 210 West 50th Street at Broadway at 7pm Perfect Crime, Warren Manzi’s long-runn…

'Pitmen Painters,' story of miners-turned-artists, opens April 26

Vashon Island resident Wally Bell has a close connection to the story of miners who became painters in the hit play "The Pitmen Painters," running at ACT Theatre April 26-May 20, 2012.

Ben Fankhauser, Christiane Noll, et al. Set for Scott Alan Concert, 4/30

by BroadwayWorld

Additional artists have been announced for composer-lyricist Scott Alan's fourth recording, Live, which follows his critically acclaimed What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up, Dreaming Wide Awake and Keys. Newly annou…

Photo Flash: Hunter Foster, Allison Case, et al. In Rehearsal for La Jolla's HANDS ON A HARDBODY!

by BroadwayWorld

La Jolla Playhouse's Hands on a Hardbody will run April 27 - June 17, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. The world-premiere, commissioned musical has a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright I Am My Own Wife…

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, NTW

by Dylan Moore

Looking at CCTV footage of a school hall in Cardiff through Adobe Flash Player in the corner of a webpage and listening to the attendant interference, bells, buzzes and bleeps might not sound like the cutting e…

Exclusive! Watch Corbin Bleu Show Off His 'Good Gifts' in Rehearsal for Godspell


Before High School Musical star Corbin Bleu made his official debut as Jesus in Godspell, was on the scene to get a first look at the star in rehearsals on April 17. A Broadway vet of In the H…

The ‘Zamerican’ Danai Gurira Examines The Convert

by Darlene Donloe

In The Convert, Danai Gurira looks at the cultural conflicts facing a young woman who's fleeing a forced marriage in 1895 Zimbabwe.  Gurira knows the turf -- born in Iowa, raised in Zimbabwe, now an Angeleno w…

Wendy Johnson’s Not Concealing Judy Holliday or Herself

by Deborah Behrens

After a critic called Wendy Johnson "a Judy Holliday clone," she began investigating her inner Holliday. The result is Johnson's Concealing Judy Holliday, a multi-actor play about the original Born Yesterday st…

STAGE TUBE: On Broadway With Kids - Episode 3!

by Stage Tube

Watch the latest episode 3 of CafeMom Studios On Broadway With Kids - Featuring the Parents of MAMMA MIA - the exclusive online series that opens a rare and personal window into the lives of the cast and crew o…

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Give Three Cheers for One Man, Two Guvnors?


Slapstick smash One Man, Two Guvnors, a British import from the National Theatre in London, has arrived on Broadway, starring James Corden as the occasionally dim-witted and always ravenous Francis Henshall. Wh…

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Word of Mouth Review: "One Man, Two Guvnors" on Broadway Starring James Corden


Word of Mouth Review: "One Man, Two Guvnors" on Broadway Starring James Corden Buy Tickets to "One Man, Two Guvnors": Slapstick smash On…

Molly Ranson, Marin Mazzie & Co. Step Into the Studio for a Cast Recording of Carrie


The cult musical Carrie, based on the novel by Stephen King, is receiving its first official cast recording on Ghostlight Records. On April 17, the cast and creative team of MCC’s recent off-Broadway…

The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, April 18, 2012

by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – Click on any hyperlinked  item for more information: Congratulati…

To be ‘Shakespeare’ — Simon Callow finds the Bard much to his liking

First encounters with Shakespeare can be life-altering events, with some experiences inspiring lifelong devotion and others creating lifelong aversion. For British actor and polymath Simon Callow, now performin…

Women in Theatre 2012 Is Their Year

by Suzanna Bowling

Women in Theatre 2012 Is Their Year: This is the 30th anniversary of The League of Professional Theatre Women, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women…

Works by Greg Kotis, Theresa Rebeck to Be Developed at 2012 National Playwrights Conference

by Dan Bacalzo

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has announced the plays to be developed at the 2012 National Playwrights Conference. Each will undergo the O'Neill's signature development process, employing a…

And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t –

by Tim

And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t Ann Patchett’s article on the lack of a Pulitzer fiction winner includes this nice quote: Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life o…

End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Revels in His Gift-Filled Dressing Room


Michael Cumpsty has appeared in 15 Broadway shows, so he knows a thing or two about setting up a cozy dressing room. The actor, who is back on the boards as Judy Garland’s pianist and confidante Anthony i…

Downtown Troupe The Amoralists to Bring Noirish The Bad and the Better to Midtown

by Adam Hetrick

4000 Miles director Daniel Aukin will stage the world premiere of Derek Ahonen's The Bad and the Better, a new dark detective tale from The Amoralists, which will debut Off-Broadway June 14 at the Peter Jay…

My Space: Michael Cumpsty of "End of the Rainbow" - Judy Garland Play on Broadway


My Space: Michael Cumpsty of "End of the Rainbow" - Judy Garland Play on Broadway Buy Tickets to "End of the Rainbow": Michael Cumpsty has appear…


by Theater Talk

on Thirteen: Fri., April 20th at 1:00 AM on CUNY TV: Sat., April 21st at 8:30 PM Sun., April 22nd at 12:30 PM and Mon., April 23rd at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM Our guest is the revered cabaret performe…

Gavin Creel on Seeking Book of Mormon Advice From Pal Andrew Rannells and Promising to 'Put Out' on Tour

by Danica Daniel

Gavin Creel is readying to don a white shirt and black tie as Elder Price in the upcoming national tour of The Book of Mormon, but the two-time Tony nominee almost turned down the offer to play the br…

Adam Pascal, Shoshana Bean, Tituss Burgess, et al. Set for IMAGINE Benefit, 5/7

by BroadwayWorld

University Hospitals Case Medical Centers Seidman Cancer Center is hosting IMAGINE A Celebration of LIFE, a unique musical ensemble on Monday, May 7 in New York City. Led by Broadway actress and Cleveland nativ…

Boehm creates fine adaptation of 'Conversation'

Play based on memoir of man who fought the Nazis with the Polish resistance, only to be imprisoned by the Stalinist regime.

PATRICK HEALY on Broadway Brawls, plus Remembering Legendary Producer TED MANN

by Theater Talk

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Iceman Cometh, Starring Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane, Extends at Goodman Through June 17

by Dan Bacalzo

The Goodman Theatre's production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, starring Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane, has been extended one week and will now be presented April 21-June 17. Artistic Dir…

Steppenwolf Garage Rep 2013 Informational Meeting

by Chicago Plays

Innovative.Thrilling.Irreverent.Is this you?Steppenwolf Theatre Company is now accepting applications from storefront theatre companies for Garage Rep 2013.Garage RepThree Plays. Three Companies. One stage.Step…

Soho Rep Reading of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon to Feature Saycon Sengbloh and William Jackson Harper

by Adam Hetrick

Fela! star Saycon Sengbloh will be part of the Soho Rep Studio presentations of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon April 27-28 at the New Ohio Theater.

Character Study: Paul Nolan of "Jesus Christ Superstar"


When Paul Nolan is making his powerful transition into the title character in Jesus Christ Superstar eight times as week, it's as much an emotional transformation as a physical one. "Some nights I come in to pl…

"The Twilight Zone: Live! - 2012" in Seattle

by David-Edward Hughes

For years, at least 15 or so by my count, Theater Schmeater has been honoring the memory of one of the most enduring television series of TV's golden age, Rod Serling's late 50's/early 60's fantasy anthology "T…

Entertainment Legend Dick Clark Passes Away at 82

by BroadwayWorld

According to published reports, entertainment legend Dick Clark passed away today, April 18 2012, after suffering a heart attack. He was 82 years old.

Broadway sales increase overall during spring break

The Great White Way had another successful week with an overall increase of about $2 million (six percent) in gross ticket sales through the week ending April 15. According to figures provided by The Broadway L…

Meet the Cast of Nobody Loves You

by The Old Globe

Meet the Cast of Nobody Loves You The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Nobody Loves You, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Gaby Alter and book and lyrics by Itamar Moses set in the world of rea…

Broadway review: 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

The new Broadway show “One Man, Two Guvnors” is the hoot of the season. On one level, it’s a story about a dum-dum who becomes the full-time lackey for two different shady employers and who ha…

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Goodman Theatre extends ‘Iceman’

The Goodman Theatre has extended “The Iceman Cometh,” with six additional performances, through June 17. The Robert Falls-directed revival of the Eugene O’Neill classic stars Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane…

Corbin Bleu ("High School Musical") in "Godspell" on Broadway - Clips of the Show!


Before High School Musical star Corbin Bleu made his official debut as Jesus in Godspell, was on the scene to get a first look at the star in rehearsals on April 17. Though Bleu made his Broadway d…


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