REVIEW: Carrie by JK

Review of the Saturday, March 3 matinee.  MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City, NY.   Starring Molly Ranson, Marin Mazzie, Christy Altomare, Carmen Cusack, Je…

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Photo Coverage: Tony Vincent, Derrick Baskin & More Mentor Garden of Dreams Talent Show by Peter James Zielinski

The world-famous Rockettes and Knicks City Dancers along with Broadway stars Tony Vincent American Idiot, NBCs The Voice, Christina Sajous Spiderman, Derrick Baskin Memphis and Justin Johnso…

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American Idiot musical — lottery for discounted tickets via CTG by Pauline Adamek

Center Theatre Group is establishing a special daily lottery program for the run of Green Day’s explosive Broadway hit musical American Idiot, presented at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre March 1…

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Kennedy Center plans four Tony Award-winning plays by Jacqueline Trescott

The Kennedy Center is placing its bets on four Tony Award-winning plays — including “The Book of Mormon” — in its 2012-2013 season, the center announced Tuesday. Besides “Mormon,…

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Things to Cherish by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Today on American Theatre's Facebook page I asked what sorts of souvenirs folks take away from productions they've been involved with. Apart from the usual programs, postcards, and bits of s…

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M is for musicals | Michael Billington's A-Z of modern drama by Michael Billington

Long gone are the happy days when the musical was a source of innocent pleasure. They have become cultural juggernauts, devoid of risk-taking and, like the banks, too big to failMusicals are…

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Gregory Jbara, Kiril Kulish Set for Talkback Following Billy Elliot Screening by Bethany Rickwald

Chinese Theatres will present a screening of the 2000 Oscar-nominated film Billy Elliot, March 12 at 7 pm, in celebration of the premiere of Billy Elliot the Musical at Pantages Theatre on A…

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Interview: Brief Encounter With ... Andrew Lloyd Webber

Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2010 follow-up to The Phantom of the Opera, is released on DVD and Blu-ray next week (12 March 2012). The production was filmed in Australia, where Lo…

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Smash Report: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Bad by Michael Block

What happened to the magical world of music in the mind as the show opener? I miss those. I do. Instead we get Eileen freaking out that her lawyer ditched her. Nobody likes her.

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The SMASH Reality Index: Episode 5 by Linda

Inspired by NYMag.com’s brilliant Reality Index recaps, Dave (@NineDaves, www.NineDaves.com) and I have teamed up to bring you our take on what’s keepin’ it real and what’s faking it…

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A Forbidden Kiss, Unsatisfying Sex and More Smash Drama by Broadway.com

"This is a man’s world," Katharine McPhee sings to herself in the mirror while stripping down to a lacy bra and tap pants in the fifth episode of NBC’s Smash, appr…

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Broadway On Tour March 2012 by The Broadway Channel

Broadway On Tour March 2012 New to Broadway on Tour is the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of the legendary musician, FELA! A new musical comedy is about to step up its game, BRI…

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Stephanie Umoh, Susan Watson Join Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival by BroadwayWorld

The award-winning York Theatre Company, celebrating librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with Musicals in Mufti The Tom Jones Festival, has announced casting for the first musical The Show Goes…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/6- Stephen Schwartz by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Stephen Schwartz In a career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as Godspell 1971, Pippin 1972 and Wicked 2003. He has also contributed lyrics …

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STAGE TUBE: First Listen - Stephen Schwartz, Daniel Goldstein Exclusive Audio Commentary on GODSPELL by Stage Tube

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, for the first time in Broadway history, fans of the hit musical revival of GODSPELL can listen online for free to exclusive creative team audio commentary of the …

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Introducing Godspell Commentary with Stephen Schwartz and Danny Goldstein by Ken

Ok, Godspell fans, if you enjoyed getting a behind the scenes look at the making of Godspell on this blog, then you are going to love this . . . Ever watch DVD commentaries?  You know, when…

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5 Reasons to Buy a Ticket to See the Revival of “Godspell” on Broadway by The Broadway Critic

One of my favorite experiences in the theatre is walking into a show and being completely swept away by the production. This is exactly what happened when I saw latest revival of Godspell on…

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February Leftovers by Peter Filichia

It was a month of up-and-down theatergoing. Betrayed was quite moving; Artfuckers wasn’t, and I’m very glad Come Back Little Sheba came back. The 39 Steps was an accomplished and…

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Has Sally Morgan – Britain's best-loved psychic – ever read for you? | Simon Singh by Simon Singh

Science writer Simon Singh wants to hear from you if you have ever received a psychic reading from Sally MorganPsychic Sally has done it again. By which I do not mean that she has (or has ev…

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Side by Side by Susan Blackwell: Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald by Broadway.com

Side by Side by Susan Blackwell: Porgy and Bess Star Audra McDonald One might not expect four-time Tony winner and Juilliard-trained star Audra McDonald to discuss scatalogical urges while …

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A flop-around that isn't -- and one that is by Elyse Sommer

What's  a flop-around?   According to the dictionary,  there's no such word.  Still,    it's   a term that  deserves  a  plac…

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In 'Shatner's World,' Stories About Acting, Loss, Life

William Shatner has played an attorney, a starship captain, an alien and a Roman tax collector, among many other roles. Over the past half-century, the Canadian actor has performed on televi…

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‘Animal House’ gets ready for the stage by Loganne

“National Lampoon’s Animal House,” the 1978 classic comedy, will become a musical. Universal Pictures Stage Productions, in association with producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel a…

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REVIEW: Carrie by JK

Review of the Saturday, March 3 matinee.  MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City, NY.   Starring Molly Ranson, Marin Mazzie, Christy Altomare, Carmen Cusack, Je…

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The Theatrical Curtain Call: More Than Just Bows by Bob Mondello

My first grown-up show: Oliver! Mom and me way up high in the upper balcony, watching all those kids down below. One older character, Nancy, who looked a little like my mom, died in the seco…

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News: Governor General's Laureates announced by The Charlebois Post

Winners of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards and special prizes include, this year: Stratford Artistic Director Des McAnuff, actor Mary Walsh and director Denis Marleau.Press rel…

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Smash - Episode 5 - Let's Be Bad - Luan Legacy Recap by DanceOn

Smash - Episode 5 - Let's Be Bad - Luan Legacy Recap In the fifth episode of NBC's Smash, we learn that the competition between Karen and Ivy is far from over, and there is just as …

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Tom Jones, Stephanie Umoh, Susan Watson Set for The Show Goes On by Dan Bacalzo

Tom Jones, Stephanie Umoh, and Susan Watson will star in The York Theatre Company's The Show Goes On, part of "Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival." Pamela Hunt will dir…

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Stephanie Umoh, Susan Watson Join Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival by BroadwayWorld

The award-winning York Theatre Company, celebrating librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with Musicals in Mufti The Tom Jones Festival, has announced casting for the first musical The Show Goes…

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PHOTO FLASH: Nick Jonas Joins Jordan Roth for Broadway Talks at 92nd Street Y by Dan Bacalzo

Nick Jonas joined Jujamcyn Theaters President Jordan Roth for the Broadway Talks conversation series at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, March 4. Jonas is currently starring in Broadway's …

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STAGE TUBE: Nick Jonas Teams with Givenik to Support Stop Diabetes by Stage Tube

Nick Jonas, star of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING on Broadway invites fans to help support Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association's movement to end the devastati…

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After Dark, March 6, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

ConfusionCharPo is in deep debateby Gaëtan L. CharleboisMaybe it's because I'm old. Maybe it's because Arden Ryshpan, the executive director of Actor's Equity is a friend since our days in …

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Actors' Playhouse celebrates 25 years with 'In the Heights' by Christine Dolen

Between its first home in a Kendall strip mall movie house and its current one at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, Actors' Playhouse has chalked up 24 seasons of producing award-winning …

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February Leftovers by Peter Filichia

It was a month of up-and-down theatergoing. Betrayed was quite moving; Artfuckers wasn’t, and I’m very glad Come Back Little Sheba came back. The 39 Steps was an accomplished and…

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M is for musicals | Michael Billington's A-Z of modern drama by Michael Billington

Long gone are the happy days when the musical was a source of innocent pleasure. They have become cultural juggernauts, devoid of risk-taking and, like the banks, too big to failMusicals are…

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Jesus Christ Superstar Director Des McAnuff on How He Became the Master of Rock Musicals by Des McAnuff

About the author: These days, Des McAnuff may be best known as the artistic director of Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival, a post he assumed after a long stint running the La Jo…

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Jesus Christ Superstar Director Des McAnuff on How He Became the Master of Rock Musicals by Des McAnuff

About the author: These days, Des McAnuff may be best known as the artistic director of Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival, a post he assumed after a long stint running the La Jo…

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‘New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza’ returns to Theater J by Nelson Pressley

“New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza” strides back into Theater J after its acclaimed 2010 run as an established hit, and the show’s success is no mystery. The David …

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Photo Coverage: Broadway Welcomes JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to the Great White Way by Jennifer Broski

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, directed by the Stratford Shakespeare Festivals Artistic Director and 2-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, opens March 22, 2012 at …

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Jesus Christ Superstar Director Des McAnuff on How He Became the Master of Rock Musicals by Des McAnuff

About the author: These days, Des McAnuff may be best known as the artistic director of Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival, a post he assumed after a long stint running the La Jo…

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Jesus Christ Superstar Director Des McAnuff on How He Became the Master of Rock Musicals by Des McAnuff

About the author: These days, Des McAnuff may be best known as the artistic director of Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival, a post he assumed after a long stint running the La Jo…

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PHOTO FLASH: Rebecca Faulkenberry, Andy Karl, Orfeh Attend Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar by Tristan Fuge

On Monday, March 5, the new Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical Jesus Christ Superstar invited members of the the Broadway community to join them at a prev…

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News: Governor General's Laureates announced by The Charlebois Post

Winners of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards and special prizes include, this year: Stratford Artistic Director Des McAnuff, actor Mary Walsh and director Denis Marleau.Press rel…

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A Spoonful of Sugar: Robert Sherman, 1925-2012 by Jasper Rees

Robert Sherman, who has died at the age of 86, was three years old than his brother Richard. And much much quieter. On the two occasions I interviewed the songwriting brothers – once in pe…

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Robert Sherman, Songwriter for MARY POPPINS & JUNGLE BOOK Dies at 86 by BroadwayWorld

Disney songwriter Robert B. Sherman died yesterday, March 5, in London. The Academy and Grammy Award winner, who is honoured along with his brother Richard Sherman with a star on the Hollywo…

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Oscar Winning Songwriter Robert B. Sherman Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Songwriter Robert B. Sherman has died at age 86 in London, according to published reports. Working in tandem with his brother Richard, the pair won Oscars and Grammy Awards for the scores f…

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Oscar-Winning Songwriter Robert B. Sherman Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Songwriter Robert B. Sherman has died at age 86 in London. Working in tandem with his brother Richard, the pair won Oscars and Grammy Awards for the scores for the films Mary Poppins, now a…

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News: Mary Poppins & Chitty songwriter Robert B Sherman dies at 86

Oscar-winning songwriter Robert B Sherman, whose credits included classic screen musicals Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has died aged 86.Together with his y…

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Mary Poppins and ‘It’s a Small World’ Songwriter Robert Sherman Dies at 86 by Broadway.com

Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Robert Sherman passed away on March 5 in London at the age of 86. His death was announced by his son Jeff via Facebook. Along with his brother Rich…

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Mary Poppins and ‘It’s a Small World’ Songwriter Robert Sherman Dies at 86 by Broadway.com

Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Robert Sherman passed away on March 5 in London at the age of 86. His death was announced by his son Jeff via Facebook.  Along with his brothe…

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Disney to Dim Broadway Lights in Memory of Robert Sherman by BroadwayWorld

The marquees of Disneys New Amsterdam Theatre, home of the musical Mary Poppins, along with the Minskoff and Nederlander Theatres, which house Disney Theatrical Productions The Lion King and…

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Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee Remembers Robert Sherman by Broadway.com

Robert Sherman, who won two Academy Awards for his work on Disney’s Mary Poppins, passed away on March 5 at age 86. Actor Gavin Lee, who originated the role of the cheery chimney …

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Tickets Now on Sale for MARY POPPINS at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA! by Contests

Broadways supercalifragilistic, award-winning hit Mary Poppins returns to the Ahmanson for an exclusive limited engagement this summer August 9 to September 2 only

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Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque

If you want to see a master class on acting and experience the serious thrill of a new theatre complex, then hustle on over to Signature Theatre and buy a ticket ($25 for all seats – I am …

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M is for musicals | Michael Billington's A-Z of modern drama by Michael Billington

Long gone are the happy days when the musical was a source of innocent pleasure. They have become cultural juggernauts, devoid of risk-taking and, like the banks, too big to failMusicals are…

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Broadway On Tour March 2012 by The Broadway Channel

Broadway On Tour March 2012 New to Broadway on Tour is the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of the legendary musician, FELA! A new musical comedy is about to step up its game, BRI…

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Photo Coverage: Tony Vincent, Derrick Baskin & More Mentor Garden of Dreams Talent Show by Peter James Zielinski

The world-famous Rockettes and Knicks City Dancers along with Broadway stars Tony Vincent American Idiot, NBCs The Voice, Christina Sajous Spiderman, Derrick Baskin Memphis and Justin Johnso…

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Kennedy Center plans four Tony Award-winning plays by Jacqueline Trescott

The Kennedy Center is placing its bets on four Tony Award-winning plays — including “The Book of Mormon” — in its 2012-2013 season, the center announced Tuesday. Besides “Mormon,…

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Disney to Dim Broadway Lights in Memory of Robert Sherman by BroadwayWorld

The marquees of Disneys New Amsterdam Theatre, home of the musical Mary Poppins, along with the Minskoff and Nederlander Theatres, which house Disney Theatrical Productions The Lion King and…

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Watch Nice Work if You Can Get It Stars Kelli O’Hara & Matthew Broderick's Flashy Vanity Fair Photo Shoot by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and the goregous gals of Nice Work If You Can Get It showed off some panache in the April issue o…

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February Leftovers by Peter Filichia

It was a month of up-and-down theatergoing. Betrayed was quite moving; Artfuckers wasn’t, and I’m very glad Come Back Little Sheba came back. The 39 Steps was an accomplished and…

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One Man, Two Guvnors Original Cast Recording Set for April 10 Release by Andy Propst

DRG Records will release the One Man, Two Guvnors Original Cast Recording on Tuesday, April 10. The CD will include all 15 songs that are heard in show, performed by Grant Olding and The C…

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Elizabeth Marvel Returns to OTHER DESERT CITIES by BroadwayWorld

As previously announced, Elizabeth Marvel will return to the cast of its critically acclaimed production of OTHER DESERT CITIES, a new play by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Joe Mantello, begi…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Celebrates One Year on Broadway – March 20 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

With signature Priscilla flair, the smash-hit Tony Award® winning production of Bette Midler’s PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL celebrate its one year anniversary on Broadway and…

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Celebrates One Year on Broadway, 3/20 by BroadwayWorld

The Tony Award winning production of Bette Midlers PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL celebrate its one year anniversary on Broadway and 500,000th audience member worldwide on Tuesday…

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Are women getting any closer to equality in theatre? by Clare Brennan

Men still dominate the big jobs in performing arts. And I have noticed, shockingly, that female theatre students are still prone to cede to male classmates. But is change finally coming?In h…

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Interview with Jack Reuler by Rebecca Novick by HowlRound

This interview is adapted from the version that appears in Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art. This book includes the final report from research firm WolfBrown on the…

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PHOTO FLASH: Rebecca Faulkenberry, Andy Karl, Orfeh Attend Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar by Tristan Fuge

On Monday, March 5, the new Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical Jesus Christ Superstar invited members of the the Broadway community to join them at a prev…

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Spin City Starring Spider-Man’s Christina Sajous Episode 3: 'Oprah' Chats with Reeve Carney & More by Broadway.com

Christina Sajous definitely knows how to keep us guessing! Last week, the Broadway.com video blogger was stuck in a spider web and got bootylicious babe Beyoncé Knowles to host h…

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Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Nominated for Breakout Performer at Comedy Awards by Broadway.com

The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad has earned a Comedy Award nomination for Breakout Performer of the Year. Gad will compete for the honor against fellow comedians Zooey Deschan…

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M is for musicals | Michael Billington's A-Z of modern drama by Michael Billington

Long gone are the happy days when the musical was a source of innocent pleasure. They have become cultural juggernauts, devoid of risk-taking and, like the banks, too big to failMusicals are…

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Rock of Ages and School of Rock to Perform March 14 Benefit Concert by Brian Scott Lipton

The School of Rock NYC House Band will team up with the cast of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages for a special benefit concert at 7pm on Wednesday, March 14 at The Bowery Electric. Proceeds…

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'Rock of Ages' to sit at Broadway Playhouse for much of summer by Chris Jones

"Rock of Ages," the touring musical celebrating the rockers of the 1980s, will sit down at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place for most of the summer, Broadway in Chicago said Tuesda…

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‘Rock of Ages’ to rock Water Tower this summer

“Rock of Ages,” the hit Broadway musical with the 1980s hard-edged glam rock soundtrack, will return to Chicago to play for nine weeks this summer at the intimate and generally more gent…

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Rock of Ages to Play Chicago's Broadway Playhouse by Andy Propst

The national tour of Rock of Ages will play an extended sit-down engagement at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, running June 5-August 4, according to a report in The Chicago Trib…

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Zoe Lister-Jones to Join Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long in SEMINAR, 4/3 by BroadwayWorld

Zoe Lister-Jones The Little Dog Laughed, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, her own Codependence Is a Four-Letter Word, Salt, Breaking Upwards, NBCs Whitney, Fox Searchlights upcoming Lola Versu…

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Zoe Lister-Jones to Join Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long in Broadway's Seminar by Andy Propst

Zoe Lister-Jones will co-star with the previously reported Jeff Goldblum and Justin Long in the Broadway production of Theresa Rebeck's play, Seminar. The three performers will join th…

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Zoe Lister-Jones Joins Jeff Goldblum and Justin Long in Seminar; Jerry O’Connell to Remain with Show by Broadway.com

Zoe Lister-Jones will join previously announced stars Jeff Goldblum and Justin Long as part of the new cast of Broadway’s Seminar. Current stars Jerry O’Connell and Hettienn…

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Zoe Lister-Jones joins Broadway cast of 'Seminar'

Zoe Lister-Jones, who plays a bit of a high-strung wreck on the TV series "Whitney," is about to join the Broadway cast of "Seminar" as, yes, a high-strung wreck.

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Spin City Starring Spider-Man’s Christina Sajous Episode 3: 'Oprah' Chats with Reeve Carney & More by Broadway.com

Christina Sajous definitely knows how to keep us guessing! Last week, the Broadway.com video blogger was stuck in a spider web and got bootylicious babe Beyoncé Knowles to host h…

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Tupac Shakur Musical Eyes Broadway; Late Rapper’s Mother Gives Blessing by Broadway.com

Holler If Ya Hear Me, a musical featuring the songs of late rapper Tupac Shakur could be headed to Broadway after getting approval from Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, according to TMZ.…

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Would you welcome 'tweet seats' in theatres? by Guardian Staff

There is a growing trend in US theatres to reserve seats in one area of the auditorium for members of the audience who wish to tweet while the performance is taking place, so that they don't…

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M is for musicals | Michael Billington's A-Z of modern drama by Michael Billington

Long gone are the happy days when the musical was a source of innocent pleasure. They have become cultural juggernauts, devoid of risk-taking and, like the banks, too big to failMusicals are…

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Tuck Everlasting Gets Pre-Braodway Run in Boston 2013 by David Rogers

“Tuck Everlasting,” the musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 children’s book of the same name, is set to make its pre-Broadway world premiere in June of next year at Boston…

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Animal House stage musical in development by Associated Press

Animal House: The Musical will feature an original score by the band Barenaked Ladies, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, who also directed The Book of Morm…

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Kennedy Center plans four Tony Award-winning plays by Jacqueline Trescott

The Kennedy Center is placing its bets on four Tony Award-winning plays — including “The Book of Mormon” — in its 2012-2013 season, the center announced Tuesday. Besides “Mormon,…

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Christie Brinkley, Constantine Maroulis, Donny Osmond, Cathy Rigby Set for Pantages Theatre's 2012-2013 Season by Andy Propst

The Pantages Theatre has announced the productions that will comprise its 2012-2013 season. As previously reported, the first offering at the theater will be the Tony Award-winning musical …

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Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Nominated for Breakout Performer at Comedy Awards by Broadway.com

The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad has earned a Comedy Award nomination for Breakout Performer of the Year. Gad will compete for the honor against fellow comedians Zooey Deschan…

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Go Behind the Scenes of The Columnist with John Lithgow by Broadway.com

“Power, influence…changing the course of history, it’s all in a day’s work,” says John Lithgow, sucking on a cigarette as Joseph Aeslop. In new behind the scen…

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M is for musicals | Michael Billington's A-Z of modern drama by Michael Billington

Long gone are the happy days when the musical was a source of innocent pleasure. They have become cultural juggernauts, devoid of risk-taking and, like the banks, too big to failMusicals are…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:30AM

Disney to Dim Broadway Lights in Memory of Robert Sherman by BroadwayWorld

The marquees of Disneys New Amsterdam Theatre, home of the musical Mary Poppins, along with the Minskoff and Nederlander Theatres, which house Disney Theatrical Productions The Lion King and…

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Smash - Episode 5 - Let's Be Bad - Luan Legacy Recap by DanceOn

Smash - Episode 5 - Let's Be Bad - Luan Legacy Recap In the fifth episode of NBC's Smash, we learn that the competition between Karen and Ivy is far from over, and there is just as …

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Mary Theresa Archbold, Melanie Boland Set for Theater Breaking Through Barriers' The Merchant of Venice by Bethany Rickwald

Theater Breaking Through Barriers will present William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, April 14-May 13 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre. Ike Schambelan will direct. The cas…

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Denise Arribas, Randy Cohlmia to Star in Actor's Express' The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Bethany Rickwald

Casting has been announced for Actor's Express' production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker with the Hat, March 15-April 14. Freddie Ashley will direct. The play c…

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Tupac Shakur Musical Eyes Broadway; Late Rapper’s Mother Gives Blessing by Broadway.com

Holler If Ya Hear Me, a musical featuring the songs of late rapper Tupac Shakur could be headed to Broadway after getting approval from Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, according to TMZ.…

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Love Never Dies – from London and Sydney by Brad Hathaway

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera was expected to open in London in 2010 and then have a Broadway transfer. It did open in London, but the reception wasn’t…

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M is for musicals | Michael Billington's A-Z of modern drama by Michael Billington

Long gone are the happy days when the musical was a source of innocent pleasure. They have become cultural juggernauts, devoid of risk-taking and, like the banks, too big to failMusicals are…

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Interview: Brief Encounter With ... Andrew Lloyd Webber

Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2010 follow-up to The Phantom of the Opera, is released on DVD and Blu-ray next week (12 March 2012). The production was filmed in Australia, where Lo…

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After Dark, March 6, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

ConfusionCharPo is in deep debateby Gaëtan L. CharleboisMaybe it's because I'm old. Maybe it's because Arden Ryshpan, the executive director of Actor's Equity is a friend since our days in …

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Kennedy Center plans four Tony Award-winning plays by Jacqueline Trescott

The Kennedy Center is placing its bets on four Tony Award-winning plays — including “The Book of Mormon” — in its 2012-2013 season, the center announced Tuesday. Besides “Mormon,…

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War Horse Makes Surprise Entrance at 2012-2013 Kennedy Center Season Announcement by The Kennedy Center

War Horse Makes Surprise Entrance at 2012-2013 Kennedy Center Season Announcement Joey, the title character from the Tony Award-winning War Horse, makes a surprise visit during the Kennedy …

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WAR HORSE commercial by Lincoln Center Theater

WAR HORSE commercial The newest television commercial for the Broadway production of WAR HORSE. Now playing at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater. "Theatrical Magic…

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Kristin Chenoweth To Be Honored At Goodspeed Gala by Frank Rizzo

TV's "G.C.B.," "Glee," "Wicked," and Goodspeed Credits Goodspeed Musicals will be honoring the star of Broadway, film and the new TV series, "GCB" ("Good Christian Bitches").

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/6- Stephen Schwartz by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Stephen Schwartz In a career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has written such hit musicals as Godspell 1971, Pippin 1972 and Wicked 2003. He has also contributed lyrics …

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STAGE TUBE: First Listen - Stephen Schwartz, Daniel Goldstein Exclusive Audio Commentary on GODSPELL by Stage Tube

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, for the first time in Broadway history, fans of the hit musical revival of GODSPELL can listen online for free to exclusive creative team audio commentary of the …

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The Theatrical Curtain Call: More Than Just Bows by Bob Mondello

My first grown-up show: Oliver! Mom and me way up high in the upper balcony, watching all those kids down below. One older character, Nancy, who looked a little like my mom, died in the seco…

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Smash - Episode 5 - Let's Be Bad - Luan Legacy Recap by DanceOn

Smash - Episode 5 - Let's Be Bad - Luan Legacy Recap In the fifth episode of NBC's Smash, we learn that the competition between Karen and Ivy is far from over, and there is just as …

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