Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Falsettos by Songs From The Musicals

Falsettos The original Broadway company perform 'Falsettoland', 'My Father's A Homo', and 'Sitting Watching Jason Play Baseball' at the Tony Awards. No copyrigh…

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Mary Walsh: what led Marg Delahunty, Warrior Princess to Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford by Richard Ouzounian

Mary Walsh is lying in her bed in Newfoundland, not happy about the fact that a bout of bronchitis has kept her on the Rock when she's supposed to be in Toronto for rehearsals of her latest …

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Painting review: Stephen Andrews at Paul Petro Contemporary, Jack Tworkov at Barbara Edwards Contemporary by Murray Whyte

Something old, something new: reviews of Jack Tworkov, one of the seminal gang of Abstract Expressionists who rejected their commercialized fame, at Barbara Edwards Contemporary; and the asc…

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Three boost road grosses

Legit News: Road grosses

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West End eyes Olympics

Legit News: Brit producers divided on potential gains, losses from Games

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'Phantom' hits mark, boosts biz

Legit News: Overall Rialto sales see a slight uptick

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Julie Taymor claims 'Spider-Man' producers engaged in fraud by David Ng

Taymor's lawyers claim in the document that producers "fraudulently induced" her to continue working on the musical even though they were "secretly conspiring to oust Taymor and use and chan…

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Norbert Leo Butz, Judd Hirsch, Julia Stiles Among Stage Stars Cast in TV Pilots by Brian Scott Lipton

Deadline.com has announced a number of stage actors have been added to this season's group of television pilots. Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz has been cast alongside stage and te…

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A Poorly Edited Stew Of Half-Baked Thoughts by Jeremy M. Barker

A logorrheic response to writer's block wandering through craft beer, personal histories, Tanja Liedtke's legacy, the Deschanel sisters' TV shows, & Theresa Rebeck's gender problems

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ArtsBeat: In Court Filing, Taymor Says 'Spider-Man' Producers Are Trying to Ruin Her Reputation by Felicia R. Lee

Ms. Taymor contends that the show's producers secretly conspired to oust her while still asking her to make changes on the show's book while public performances were going on.

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Roundabout Broadway Highlights: 12 ANGRY MEN by Roundabout Theatre Company

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabouts 46-year history, youve likely experienced a play or musical tha…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken to Star in Stand Up Guys Film by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen stars Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Al Pacino, and Christopher Walken will star in the upcoming film, Stand Up Guys, according to Deadline.com. Fisher Stevens will direct…

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Review: Tammy: A Coming of Age Story About a Girl Who Is Part T-Rex (Cornservatory) by Scotty Zacher

Playwright Julia Weiss penned a hilarious story. The premise is clever. The smart dialogue is pure adolescent slang and attitude. Director Annaliese Toft sews the T-Rex together form a re…

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Marc Kudish, Cass Morgan Star on SUBMISSIONS ONLY Episode 6 by BroadwayWorld

Submissions Only, Broadways behind-the-scenes sitcom continues its second season today with episode six, featuring guest star appearances by Marc Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan M…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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The Playwright and a Revival of His ‘Lady From Dubuque’ by Patrick Healy

Edward Albee talks about “The Lady From Dubuque,” one of the plays of his “down period,” which is having its first New York revival by the Signature Theater Company.

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Julie Taymor claims 'Spider-Man' producers engaged in fraud by David Ng

Lawyers for Julie Taymor, the ousted director of "Spider-Man," have filed papers in court in response to a countersuit from the show's producers.

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This week’s theatre review – LA Weekly “Dissonance” at the Falcon by Pauline Adamek

Gentle readers! This week’s theatre review for the LA Weekly is for Damian Lanigan’s play Dissonance, now playing at the Falcon Theatre in Toluca Lake.   Click here and then…

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FLASH FRIDAY: Mraz Is A Four Letter Word by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are changing it up a bit by aiming our focus on a Grammy-winning popfolk sensation who has created quite an impressive catalog of songs in his decade in the spotlight - some of his …

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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February Leftovers by Peter Filichia

It was the month that we had the 50th anniversary of a big event. On Feb. 2, 1962, the moon was in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligned with Mars. In short, it really was the official dawn…

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Dance review: ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ by Bowen McCauley Dance by Sarah Kaufman

You don’t stick it out as the director of a local dance company for 16 years without a high degree of moxie. Yet even by the going standards, Lucy Bowen McCauley has more moxie than most. …

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This week's new theatre and dance by Robert Clark, Lyn Gardner, Judith Mackrell

The Awkward Squad, On tourEmmerdale fans wondering why Val Pollard stomped off into the Dales recently should know that it wasn't so much a crucial plot twist as the fact that the actress wh…

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This week's new live comedy by James Kettle

Totally Tom, LondonJust like sand or the actor John Barrowman, posh people do get everywhere. Not content with conquering the twin bastions of Westminster and Sunday night telly, they now se…

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Saturday interview: comedian Susan Calman by Emine Saner

Susan Calman has not had it easy. Growing up gay in Glasgow was like being 'a vegan abattoir worker'. At 30 she gave up the law to become a comedian, and it's starting to pay offThe lucky th…

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Paul Daniels: My family values

The magician talks about his familyMy mum, Nancy, and dad, Newton, loved each other to bits, so I was fortunate to have a happy childhood. They were a formidable double act. He was Mr Practi…

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Competition: Meet Mr Tumble and other CBeebies stars!

We have FIVE family tickets to CBeebies Live! Enter our competition to win one – and meet the cast and characters afterwards at the venue of your choice (a family ticket is for four people…

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House notices by Alison Croggon

Ms TN is heading up to Sydney tomorrow to participate in Belvoir St's upcoming Sunday Forum on Reviewing Theatre: In Print and Online. My fellow panelists, moderated by The Chaser's Chris Ta…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Getting Gershwin Off the Ground

Thinking of a show's next move is the job of Broadway director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall, whose hit production of "Anything Goes" won the 2011 Tony Award for best musical revival. Her …

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STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Performs 'Defying Gravity' at Barefoot at the Symphony by Stage Tube

Idina Menzel performs Defying Gravity from the Broadway smash Wicked with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. Watch the clip below

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The Week in Culture Pictures, March 2 by The New York Times

A slide show of photographs of cultural events from this week.

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'Kridina' Hits the Road, Audra Has a Private Crush & Other Lessons of the Week by Broadway.com

That’s a wrap for another week on Broadway! What have we learned? Well, the original stars of Wicked sure are keeping busy, for one thing, and Audra McDonald would get smoochy with a c…

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Featured Performers 2012 (Working In The Theatre #409) by American Theatre Wing

Featured Performers 2012 (Working In The Theatre #409) The point at which they knew they wanted to act was one of the first things discussed in our conversation with David Alan Grier, Judit…

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Tickets Available Tomorrow for Broadway's CLYBOURNE PARK by BroadwayWorld

Tickets for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park will be made available to the general public tomorrow, Saturday, March 3. Clybourne Park will open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr …

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'Addams Family,' 'Elf' in 5th Avenue's new season

"Memphis" opens the 5th Avenue Theatre's 2012-13 season on Sept. 18. Also: "Grey Gardens," "Jersey Boys."

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Steppenwolf announces Next Up in June

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its Next Up festival in June. Presented in rotating repertory June 5-24 in The Steppenwolf Garage will be:

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This Be the War! Take a Trip to Hurt Village, Starring Tonya Pinkins by Broadway.com

Katori Hall’s family drama Hurt Village has officially moved into off-Broadway’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, so Broadway.com headed to the brand new theater space to chat w…

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Martin Short talks Canada’s Got Talent by Richard Ouzounian

Martin Short is one of the judges on Canada's Got Talent, premiering March 4 on Citytv.

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Roundabout Broadway Highlights: THE PAJAMA GAME by Roundabout Theatre Company

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabouts 46-year history, youve likely experienced a play or musical tha…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of O'Hare, Spinella in AN ILIAD by Stage Tube

New York Theatre Workshop NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo present the New York premiere of An Iliad, by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, based on Ho…

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Bain’s Latest Mission — Explore Why We Have a Body by Cynthia Citron

Barbara Bain, of Mission: Impossible fame, chose to accept the mission of playing a gallivanting archeologist, who researches the female brain, in Claire Chafee's Why We Have a Body, at Edge…

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Valley Arts Center's 2012-13 season: Mark Morris; Bebe Neuwirth by David Ng

The Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge has announced its line-up for the 2012-13 season.

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Coverage: Susan Stroman, John Tartaglia, et al. at StageWrite iPad App Launch by Jennifer Broski

StageWrite just launched its new iPad App with lots of theatre veterans in attendance includingSusan Stroman, John Tartaglia, Sierra Boggess, Joshua Henry, Will Swenson, Scott Ellis, Felipe …

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Fuse Theater Review: “Monsters!” — A Pleasant Musical about Midlife Crisis by Alyssa Hall

The musical wheels out well-trodden jokes about growing old while supplying all the usual greeting card life lessons (live each moment as if it were your last!).

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The Afternoon Report, Friday, March 2, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Friday, March 2, 2012 Today’s Tweets: click on hyperlinked items for more information Good luck to Anthony Wayne (@awayne1) of @PriscillaUS in the BROA…

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Taymor: I’m victim of ‘Spider-Man’ conspiracy

Director Julie Taymor has hit back at her former creative partners in “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” arguing in court papers that she was the victim of a conspiracy to unfairly push he…

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Fresh Air, Part Two – Disgraced by Francis

This is the second of a two-part blog post. In my previous blog post, I wrote about The Inconvenience’s Hit the Wall.  The other noteworthy new work I saw in the early weeks of 2012 was A…

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Photo Flash: LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE Welcomes Sierra Boggess, Joyce Van Patten, et al. by BroadwayWorld

Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's hit Off Broadway show, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, last night welcomed a new cast, including theatre favorites Sierra Boggess and Karyn Quackenbush, TV vetera…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:23PM

Norbert Leo Butz, Judd Hirsch, Elizabeth Perkins, Sara Rue, Jamie-Lynn Sigler Cast in TV Pilots by Brian Scott Lipton

Deadline.com has announced a number of stage actors have been added to this season's group of television pilots. Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz has been cast alongside stage and te…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:23PM

Julie Taymor claims there was a 'Spider-Man' plot

Director Julie Taymor has hit back at her former creative partners in "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," arguing in court papers that she was the victim of a conspiracy to unfairly push her ou…

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Video Feature: It's Yankees Season by Brian Scott Lipton and Tristan Fuge

Howard McGillin, Chryssie Whitehead, Nancy Anderson and the company of Paper Mill Playhouse's Damn Yankees give a sneak peek at the beloved musical.

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Show People: Kristin Chenoweth by Broadway.com

Show People: Kristin Chenoweth After appearing as the very first guest on Show People, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth returned to Broadway.com's studios to chat with host Paul Wontorek a…

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Exclusive Preview: In Rehearsal With Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Kathleen Marshall and Nice Work

Director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall and stars Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara took a moment away from rehearsals to talk about the songs and story of Broadway's Nice Work If Yo…

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On Stage: New Musical "35MM" Ready For Exposure

NY1 VIDEO: NY1's Frank DiLella recently checked in with the creative team behind "35MM", a new multi-media theatrical experience set to debut in Brooklyn on March 7.

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Anthony Geary, Michael E. Knight, Heather Tom Among Daytime Emmy Award Pre-Nominees by Brian Scott Lipton

The pre-nominees have been announced for the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards, according to Soapcentral.com. The final nominees will be announced on May 4. Stage veterans who made the preliminary l…

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Zachary Quinto Signs on for Second Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY by BroadwayWorld

According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Zachary Quinto will join previously announced Jessica Lange in the second season of FX's 'American Horror Story.'

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Theatre Review: Soulpepper’s Long Day’s Journey into Night works the The Eugene O’Neill formula well by Robert Cushman

"If you didn’t make allowances in this family, you’d go nuts.” Those words, spoken by James Tyrone Jr. in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, could probably apply in …

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Jesus Christ Superstar prepares for Broadway by J. Kelly Nestruck

As the Canadian cast of Jesus Christ Superstar prepares to face the New York critics, key players talk to about taking on the Great White Way

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Highlights From Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque

Tony Award winner Jane Alexander is the enigmatic title character in Signature Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of Edward Albee's 1980 play The Lady From Dubuque — the inaugural prod…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Guitar Hero: Backstage at Once with Steve Kazee Episode 1: Cajóns, Knobblies & Cast Introductions by Broadway.com

“Say ‘Hi, Broadway.com!’” Steve Kazee sure knows how to get things started right. In the first installment of his brand new Broadway.com video blog Guitar Hero, the O…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Feb. 20-26 by Judy Samelson

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Feb. 20-26, 2012, as reported by The Broadway League.

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BWW Polls: Which Broadway Flop Would You Like to See Get a Second Chance? by BroadwayWorld

Thought of by many as the biggest flop in Broadway history, Carrie opened at the Virginia Theatre on May 12, 1988 only to close three days later. The cult-classic has found a second life at …

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Kwanza Jones - Time to Go Music Video - Behind the Scenes Interview by DanceOn

Kwanza Jones - Time to Go Music Video - Behind the Scenes Interview Kwanza Jones talks to Allison Holker all about her song, "Time to Go," and the concept behind the music video. …

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Broadway Beauty Pageant All Set to Dazzle by Michael Block

The annual Broadway Beauty Pageant has all their pieces in place! Jackie Hoffman, Tonya Pinkins, and Michael Musto are set to judge this year's pageant. Battling for the crown this year are …

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Video Exclusive: Broadway Backwards 7 Reverses Roles, Gives Voice to LGBT Experience

Billed as "not just another night on Broadway," the seventh annual Broadway Backwards began rehearsals only days before the March 5 performance. Tony nominee Robin de Jesús and director/cho…

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'Bring It On' mission: Spread good cheer by Chris Jones

As they prepare for their Chicago opening Wednesday, the cast of the touring cheerleader musical "Bring It On" is sitting, cheerfully, in Des Moines, Iowa, working on major changes to its Br…

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Julie Taymor: I was a victim of 'Spider-Man' plot by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK—Director Julie Taymor has hit back at her former creative partners in "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," arguing in court papers that she was the victim of a conspiracy to unfai…

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St. Louis' finest buildings to be on display in Chi-town

"HEY, HEY" ST. LOUIS ARCHITECTURE: Architectural photographer extraordinaire Bill Zbaren is giving St. Louisans another reason to venture north to the Windy City.

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Watch Neil Patrick Harris Take on Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and Other Disney Classics by Broadway.com

The fantastic hosting skills of Broadway veteran Neil Patrick Harris are hardly a secret thanks to his delightful turns as host of the Tony and Emmy Awards. So when Disney was ready to launc…

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Toronto War Horse, With Raves in Tow, Releases Tickets Through September by Adam Hetrick

The Toronto production of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning international hit War Horse has announced that a new block of tickets will be released for performances through Sept. 30.

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Stage Adaptation of The Neverending Story Will Play Skirball Center by Adam Hetrick

A stage adaptation of Michael Ende's classic novel "The Neverending Story" will receive its New York premiere March 22 at the Skirball Center starring "Degrassi" acto…

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VIDEO: Nosedive's Apocalypse Gala by James Comtois

Nosedive's Apocalypse Gala from Pete Boisvert on Vimeo.

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Honour killings

Jacobean tragedies are among the grisliest in theatre and they never end well for the women, writes Sarah Hemming

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Richard Alston, Sadler’s Wells, London

The dancing is fast, furious and fascinating with bodies bouncing, flying and racing, fed by the music’s driving pulse, writes Clement Crisp

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SEE SISTER ACT’S PATINA MILLER TRANSFORM INTO THE FABULOUS DELORIS VAN CARTIER by Admin

In the smash hit SISTER ACT, leading lady Patina Miller as Deloris van Cartier belts out the song, “Fabulous, Baby.”  But how did Deloris van Cartier become so fabulous? Check o…

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces Lineup for Next Up Series by Andy Propst

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the plays, as well as casting and creative teams, that will be presented in repertory as part of its annual Next Up series, to run June 5-24. Em…

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Ghost Composer Dave Stewart to Create Documentary Film Series by Brian Scott Lipton

Legendary musician Dave Stewart will bring a series of documentary films to movie theaters entitled Dave Stewart Presents …, according to Deadline.com. The site reports that the film…

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Letters: Gay culture, the rise of corporate rock, and dodgy musicals

Alexis Petridis's article about the decline of gay culture in pop music (Straight and narrow, G2, 29 February) was thoughtful and interesting. Further reasons why it declined: during the 195…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Deborah Staples to Star in The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead at Writers' Theatre by Andy Propst

Deborah Staples will star in Robert Hewett's The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, to run May 22 - July 29 at Writers' Theatre. Joe Hanreddy will direct the productio…

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An Urban NDN Explores the Red Road at the Autry by Patricia Foster Rye

Robert Owens-Greygrass, who is part-Lakota, found the Red Road, after a more troubled period of his life.  He talks about what that means in his solo shows Walking on Turtle Island and Ghos…

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Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto to Return to FX's American Horror Story by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veterans Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto will return as series regulars for the seconds season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk acclaimed television series American Horror Story, accor…

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Romero Theater Troupe production features 1969 West High School walkout by Matthew Rodriguez

A scene from West High School, when about 150 Latino students walked out in 1969 after enduring racist remarks and were met with tear gas, is one of several that will be featured in a perfor…

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Julie Taymor Victim of SPIDER-MAN Conspiracy? by BroadwayWorld

According to the Associated Press, ex-Spidey director Julie Taymor claimed in court today that she was a 'victim of a conspiracy to unfairly push her out of the production.' Tayor's lawyers …

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Preview the Upcoming "Smash" Episode "Let's Be Bad" (Video) by Michael Gioia

The upcoming episode of the NBC musical drama "Smash," entitled "Let's Be Bad," will air March 5 at 10 PM ET. Here is a preview.

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Filling in the culture cracks on Hennepin

A coalition of arts groups wants to make one long cultural corridor from the Sculpture Garden to the river on Hennepin Avenue -- and they're asking for your input.

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Pam Tanowitz takes on Morton Feldman by Aaron Mattocks

It’s totally fitting that Pam Tanowitz, a choreographer with a Guggenheim Fellowship and a day job at City Center, should be drawn to the music of Morton Feldman. His String Quartet No. 1 …

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N for Native, A for American, D-minus for drama by J. Kelly Nestruck

Free as Injuns, an adaptation of Desire Under the Elms, will make you wish you were seeing that rarely produced Eugene O’Neill play instead

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Georgia Engel to Guest Star on CBS' Two and Half Men by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Georgia Engel will guest star on the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, according to TVGuide.com. She will play Jean, the widowed mother of Lyndsey (played by Courtney…

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Classical radio: Another one bites the dust

KXTR, Kansas City's longtime classical radio station, is finally really dead.

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Julie Taymor claims there was a 'Spider-Man' plot by Mark Kennedy

Director Julie Taymor has hit back at her former creative partners in "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," arguing in court papers that she was the victim of a conspiracy to unfairly push her ou…

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 25- March 2 by BroadwayWorld

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy y…

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DVR ALERT: Idina Menzel to Appear on CBS's THE TALK, 3/6 by BroadwayWorld

Actresss, singer and Broadway star Idina Menzel will appear on CBS's morning show THE TALK on Tuesday, March 6th. The show will air from 200-300 PM, ET 100-200 PM on the CBS network.

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Producers of Spider-Man Musical counter lawsuit from former director

"As a result of all the changes that Taymor could not and would not make, the Spider-Man musical is now a hit," according to the show's producers, Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, in an …

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Sister Act Atlanta | Fox Theatre by Admin

Broadway hit ‘Sister Act’ comes to Atlanta in spring 2013. This funny musical adaptation of the hit 1990s film with Whoopi Goldberg in the lead will convert Atlanta’s Fox Theatre throu…

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Stage*Write the New iPad App Revolutionizes Theatre and More by Suzanna Bowling

Stage*Write the New iPad App Revolutionizes Theatre and More: Yesterday the theatre world was a buzz with the launch of the new iPad app, Stagewrite.

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Million Dollar Quartet Atlanta | Fox Theatre by Admin

Broadway smash hit ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ is returning to Atlanta for a week-long run at the Fox Theatre from March 12 to 17, 2013. A show about music, passion, the ups and downs of li…

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Jesus Christ Superstar actors featured in Vanity Fair by Jennifer Pagliaro

Three Canadian theatre stars have not only found their way from Stratford to Broadway, but also onto the pages of the April issue of Vanity Fair.

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Flashdance Atlanta | Fox Theatre by Admin

Relive the hype and the feeling live as ‘Flashdance – The Musical’ sizzles in Atlanta in winter 2013 with a week-long run at the Fox Theatre from February 5 to 10, 2013. From the movie…

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Beauty and the Beast Atlanta | Fox Theatre by Admin

The Disney and Broadway classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will sweep its Atlanta fans off their feet once again with a week-long run at the Fox Theatre from November 27 to December 2, 2012.…

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Starry Broadway Backwards Concert Will Offer Day-Of Rush Tickets by Andrew Gans

The annual Broadway Backwards concert — featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women, and women singing tunes written for men — will play Broadway's Al…

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Emily Mann, Blanka Zizka Set for Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's One-On-One Conversation Series by Bethany Rickwald

Directors Emily Mann and Blanka Zizka are set to participate in Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's One-On-One Conversation Series, to take place onS Saturday, March 10 at 1…

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War Horse Atlanta | Fox Theatre by Admin

The Tony Award winning musical ‘War Horse’, which now also has an Academy Award nominated film adaptation, gallops back to Atlanta for a week-long run at the Fox Theatre from September 2…

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Showtime's Ray Donovan, Starring Liev Schreiber, Adds Cast Members by Brian Scott Lipton

Showtime has announced additional casting for its pilot, Ray Donovan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As previously reported, Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber will play the title chara…

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STAGE TUBE: New Preview Clips of March 5th SMASH! by Stage Tube

NBC has released two video previews from the Monday, March 5th episode of the new musical drama series SMASH. In the first clip, Karen Katharine McPhee discovers what she brings to the party…

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NY1 Theater Review: "Carrie"

MCC Theatre's re-invented, off-Broadway version of the musical "Carrie" takes another stab at one of the biggest flops in Broadway history.

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BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7 to Offer $40 Rush Tickets by BroadwayWorld

A limited number of 40 rush tickets to the star-studded BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7 will be released for sale at 630 PM Monday, March 5, 2012. The rush tickets will be sold outside the Al Hirschfel…

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Celebrity Judges Announced for Broadway Beauty Pageant; Brent Barrett and Past Winners Will Perform by Andrew Gans and Michael Gioia

Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony, Lend Me a Tenor, Sarava, Yentl) will host the sixth annual Broadway Beauty Pageant,  which will be held March 19 at Sym…

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MTC Announces Lineup for "7@7" Play Reading Series; Lynne Meadow, Trip Cullman Among Directors by Michael Gioia

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for the Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series, testing new works in front of the public, which will kick off March 12 at 7 PM.

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In Seattle Rep's 'Red,' artists go to battle armed with paint

The Tony Award-winning play by John Logan is at Seattle Rep through March 24, 2012.

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Ballet Black – review by Judith Mackrell

Royal Opera House, LondonBallet Black may have been founded as a platform for black and Asian classical dancers, but you have to love it, too, for the opportunities it gives to choreogr…

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PHOTO CALL: Off-Broadway Love, Loss... Welcomes Final Cast, With Sierra Boggess and Joyce van Patten by Matthew Blank

Sierra Boggess and Joyce van Patten lead the final New York cast of Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore, beginning Feb. 29 at the Westside Theatre.

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AN ILIAD at New York Theatre Workshop by New York Theatre Workshop

Denis O'Hare and Stephen Spinella alternate performing this new interpretation of an ancient tale. Running now through March 25 at New York Theatre Workshop.

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March Theater Round-Up: Hot Lunch Apostles, The Big Meal & More

HOT LUNCH APOSTLES This is a revival of The Talking Band's 1983, perhaps prophetic show, which imagined millions unemployed in an economically ravaged USA, where carnival stripper troupes, c…

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Review: Carrie at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

Even if the story defies rational analysis, this musical can no longer be denied a place among the more unsettling and unusual musicals of our time.

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Josh Gad, Andre Holland, Bill Pullman, Brittany Snow Set for 1600 Penn Pilot by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Josh Gad will be joined by Broadway stars Andre Holland and Bill Pullman and Brittany Snow in the comedy pilot 1600 Penn, according reports. The series, which Gad will ex…

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Deaf West Theatre Announces David J. Kurs as New Artistic Director by David Gordon

Deaf West Theatre has announced the retirement of founding artistic director Ed Waterstreet and the appointment of David J. Kurs as the company's new artistic leader. Kurs has previous…

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Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Musto, Tonya Pinkins Set for The Broadway Beauty Pageant by Bethany Rickwald

Jackie Hoffman, Michael Musto, and Tonya Pinkins have been selected as celebrity judges for the sixth annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant, which will take place at 8pm on Monday, March 19 at …

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Exclusive! Godspell's Hunter Parrish on His New EP Guessing Games and Why He's 'Not Like Taylor Swift' by Michael Mellini

Godspell's resident Jesus and Weeds star Hunter Parrish is adding another credit to his resume: solo artist. Parrish recently completed an EP record titled Guessing Games that will soon …

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Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde Cast Album Will Get April Release by Kenneth Jones

The Broadway cast album of Bonnie & Clyde will be released April 24 on the Broadway Records label. The musical ended its short run on Broadway Dec. 30, 2011, but the Frank Wild…

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Simon Hoggart's week: War Horse's stable closes its doors by Simon Hoggart

Twickenham Film Studios' sad end, gunfight at a vacant lot near the OK Corral and Joely Richardson's family semaphore habit✒ Round where we live we're very sad indeed about the likely clos…

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A Sneak Peak at Howard McGillin, Nancy Anderson and Chryssie Whitehead in Damn Yankees

Howard McGillin, Chryssie Whitehead, Patti Cohenour, Nancy Anderson and the rest of the cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming production of Damn Yankees recently offered a sneak peek at th…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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David Zippel Adapts Earnest, Setting Oscar Wilde Classic in Trump Tower and the Hamptons by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award winner David Zippel, who wrote frisky lyrics for City of Angels, The Goodbye Girl and the regionally-seen Princesses, has adapted Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest…

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Revival of famous flop 'Carrie' premieres off-Broadway by Sherry Stern

Musical "Carrie" revival goes off-Broadway for premiere: An updated revival of the musical “Carrie,” the legendary 1988 Broadway flop based on the 1974 Stephen King novel, opened Thursda…

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Fuse Theater Review: Theatrical Time Machines — Wild Swans and Time of My Life by Arts Fuse Editor

Both productions play around with chronology in order to show the dark side of history, to unmask convenient illusions of social or personal well-being by juxtaposing the myopia of the past …

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PHOTO FLASH: Sierra Boggess, Daryl Roth, Ally Walker Celebrate Love, Loss, and What I Wore Opening by Brian Scott Lipton

Producer Daryl Roth joined the final group of Off-Broadway cast members in Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at B.Smith's after their performance at the Westside Theatre on Thursday, March 1…

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STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris Performs on New Disney Cruise Ship by Stage Tube

Emmy Award winner and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris participated in an all-star event to christen the new Disney cruise ship Fantasy in New York City last night. Also on hand at the even…

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Jackie Hoffman, Tonya Pinkins, Michael Musto to Judge 2012 BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT by BroadwayWorld

Celebrity judges for the sixth annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant have been announced. Jackie Hoffman The Addams Family, pop culture columnist Michael Musto, and Tonya Pinkins Caroline, or C…

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League of Professional Theatre Women Will Offer Oral History Exhibit at New York Public Library by Michael Gioia

The League of Professional Theatre Women, in association with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will offer "Celebrating Our Legacy: Oral History Photographic Exhibit …

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PHOTO FLASH: Brooke Adams, Tony Shalhoub Attend Innocent Flesh by Andy Propst

Husband and wife Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub attended the March 1 preview of Kenyetta Lethridge's Innocent Flesh, playing at the Actors Temple Theater. The play, which is directed…

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News: Harper/Moore announce commitment to the arts/NTS by The Charlebois Post

GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT TAKES CENTRE STAGEjoel fishbaneThe Canadian government will invest $9.2 million dollars in the National Theatre School over the next two years, Heritage Minister James …

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Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano to Play Cafe Sabarsky on March 22 by David Gordon

2012 MAC Award nominees Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano will open the spring season at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie on Thursday, March 22. The popular husband-and-wife duo …

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Sierra Boggess & Company Celebrate Love, Loss and What I Wore’s Final Month Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

After dishing about love and fashion in Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, the 30th and final cast of the hit show headed out a night out on the town. Broadway fa…

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The Whispered Conversations by Linda Levy Grossman

With a nod to Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber’s lyrics from Sunset Boulevard I fervently believe that great philosophy is found within a show tune. These words characterize our time-honored ritual …

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Husbands & Lovers by Susan Galbraith

Playing Molnár, the Hungarian playwright born in Budapest, is a little like snowboarding. You have to ride the dialogue well forward and stay dangerously fast and loose to get plenty of air…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Perform on "The Rosie Show" (Video) by Adam Hetrick

Porgy and Bess stars Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald perform on the March 2 broadcast of "The Rosie Show," and Playbill.com has a sneak peek.

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Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Marin Mazzie, Lea Salonga Set for Segerstrom Center for the Arts Season by Andy Propst

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has the productions and performers that will be part of its 2012-2013 season, which will include an engagement of the new stage musical version of the movi…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Feb. 25-March 2: Carrie Returns, Facing the Critics by Robert Simonson

The loosely affiliated community of American theatre geeks had a Mecca this week. It was the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, where MCC Theater opened its retooled pro…

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Beyond The Horizon

Once again the Irish Rep has transformed their postage stamp sized theatre into an entirely different land. But after about five minutes of this production the word “tedious” starts flo…

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Character Study: See Sister Act’s Patina Miller Get Glitzy in Her Deloris Van Cartier ‘Drag’ by Broadway.com

It takes more than just thigh-high boots and false eyelashes for Sister Act star Patina Miller to reinvent herself as the truly fabulous Deloris Van Cartier. As Miller layers on the gli…

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American Capitalism, A Song And Dance Story

An experimental musical attempts to get at the tension between creation and violence: the love and ambivalence of Americans toward constant expansionism and growth. There's the atom bomb, m…

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Roundabout Broadway Highlights: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE by Roundabout Theatre Company

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabouts 46-year history, youve likely experienced a play or musical tha…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- George Salazar! by BroadwayWorld

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX QampAs With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater Their dream roles Their Broadway crushes Read onIn this next edit…

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'Galileo' Lives In A New Production

F. Murray Abraham stars in a new off-Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht's classic "Galileo." Brian Kulick, artistic director of the Classic Stage Company and the director of the play, dis…

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In Basildon extends run at the Royal Court by Natalie Woolman

David Eldridge's In Basildon is to extend its run at the Royal Court.

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DID YOU KNOW...The Most Interesting Message Board Topics of the Week, February 25- March 2 by BroadwayWorld

These days, in the new age of social media revolution, the best source of information is YOU. Each day, fans of BroadwayWorld post tens of thousands of comments on our multiple message board…

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San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater Purchases Historic Strand Theater by Michael Gioia

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee has announced that American Conservatory Theater purchased the Strand Theater, a historic cinema that has been closed since 2006, to produce and present new …

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How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas Hopes to Headline Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli by Broadway.com

Now that pop star Nick Jonas has wowed audiences as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, there’s another ‘60s-era musi…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Sally Struthers in HELLO, DOLLY! by BroadwayWorld

Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers stars in the Alhambra's next performance, Hello, Dolly Ms. Struthers, who rise to acting fame began with the hit TV show All in the Family, is making her fi…

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Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz Lands a Role in NBC Pilot County by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz has been cast in the pilot of the upcoming NBC drama County, according to Deadline.com. The Jason Katims project, which will chronicle the lives of youn…

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PHOTO SPECIAL: The Evita Files — Elaine Paige by Matthew Blank and Andrew Gans

With the imminent arrival of the Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which is scheduled to begin previews March 12 at the Marquis Theatre, we thought it woul…

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Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde Original Cast Album Set for April 24 Release by Andy Propst

The original cast recording of Bonnie & Clyde will be available for purchase on Tuesday, April 24 by Broadway Records. A digital release date will be announced in the near future. The …

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CAISSIE LEVY DIVA TALKS WITH PLAYBILL.COM by Admin

  GHOST THE MUSICAL’s leading lady CAISSIE LEVY sat down with Playbill.com to talk about introducing New York audiences to the magic and wonder of GHOST THE MUISCAL, which continue…

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Disney’s ‘Newsies the Musical’ Comes to Broadway by Dan Barry

“Newsies the Musical,” a coming Disney Broadway production, recounts a strike waged in 1899 by New York newsboys (with a few historical embellishments).

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Circus of pain by Thomas Garvey

The twisted pleasures of Circa.When I first saw the Australian troupe Circa at the Edinburgh Fringe two years ago, I found myself cringing at some of their antics.But judging from its s…

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Carrie

Legit Reviews||Off Broadway: "Carrie" is smaller, less bloody and no more compelling than the last time it hit the stage.

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Bonnie & Clyde Original Cast Album, Featuring Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan, Sets Release Date by Broadway.com

The original cast album of Frank Wildhorn’s Bonnie & Clyde, featuring Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan as the title outlaws, will be released by Broadway Records on April 24. Set i…

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Designing “Carrie’s” World by Mark Blankenship

How sets and costumes support the musical’s vision Before it even begins, the musical Carrie emanates dread. The set of MCC’s revival, now at the Lucille Lortel, suggests an empt…

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Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson Electrify at Carrie's Off-Broadway Opening by Broadway.com

Carrie, a musical with a checkered past (it only ran for five performance when it debuted on Broadway in 1988), returned to New York after an absence of nearly 25 years. Directed by Sta…

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BWW TV Exclusive: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 6 - Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan & More by Submissions Only

Submissions Only, Broadways favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, continues in its second season with special guest stars Mark Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan Memphis, Mary Poppins, …

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Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth Would Like to Play Two Major Jerry Herman Roles by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, whose new TV series, "GCB," debuts March 4, would like to star in two of Jerry Herman's most famous musicals.

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English National Ballet comes to Tate Britain – in pictures

English National Ballet's week-long residency at Tate Britain celebrates Pablo Picasso's collaboration with the Ballets Russes and coincides with the Tate's Picasso & Modern British Art exhi…

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On a Five Dimensional Pedagogy by Susan Merson by HowlRound

In the beginning was the Word. At least I thought so until I saw Wim Wenders’ film Pina last night. In the beginning, middle and the end are the undulating movements of her dancers that re…

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FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SPRING 2012 DAYTIME PROGRAMMING by Media Center

One Destiny performances resume March 20 History on Foot Walking Tours begin March 21 Lincoln Historian Michael Burlingame signs books March 23 Author Anthony Pitch discusses Lincoln’s ass…

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THE COLUMNIST: Behind the Scenes with John Lithgow by Manhattan Theatre Club

Don't miss John Lithgow in Manhattan Theatre Club's THE COLUMNIST, the fascinating new play from Tony Award®- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan…

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Sondheim Reveals New Show, Chita Rivera Returns & More Theater News by Tom Mizer

Extra! Extra! We’ve got your quick and tasty theater news headlines for the week that was: Music theater deity Stephen Sondheim let slip to London’s Evening Standard that he is w…

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VIDEO FLASH: Neil Patrick Harris Performs on New Disney Cruise Ship by Andy Propst

Emmy Award winner and Broadway veteran Neil Patrick Harris performed as part of the christening of the new Disney cruise ship "Fantasy" in New York City. The event also included a…

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Lark Play Development Center Announces Selections for 2012 hotINK Festival by David Gordon

The Lark Play Development Center has announced the selections for its hotINK at the Lark festival of public play readings, held March 22-26 at Lark's BareBones Studio. The free publi…

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Justin Long, Chita Rivera head (and head back) to Broadway by Jamie Wetherbe

Someone new and someone, well, more experienced are Broadway bound: Justin Long will make his Broadway debut and Chita Rivera will return to the stage.Someone new and someone, well, more exp…

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War Horse Toronto by Mirvish Productions

War Horse Toronto This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a production of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized p…

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Spring theater preview: 'Waiting for Godot,' 'Hands on a Hardbody' by Charles McNulty

Here s a shortlist of the spring season's most promising theatrical offerings.Here s a shortlist of the spring season's most promising theatrical offerings.

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New ‘Carrie’ production not ready for prom time by Peter Marks

NEW YORK—The eagerly buzzed-about stage revival of “Carrie” is still not ready for prom time. A storied Broadway flop based on the Stephen King novel of the same title, the original sh…

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Clare Cook Dance Theater to Premiere Show Me Real by David Gordon

Clare Cook Dance Theater has announced the premiere of Show Me Real, an evening-length dance-theater piece, which will run March 23 and 24 at 8pm at TADA! Theater. The piece, which traces …

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REVIEW: Silence! The Musical by JK

Review of the Saturday, February 25 performance at the 9th Theatre Space at P.S. 122, New York City.  Starring David Garrison, Jenn Harris, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupre, …

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson in Carrie

Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.

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Review: Mark Morris Dance Group by Brian Scott Lipton

The company revives its unusual production of Four Saints in Three Acts and premieres its new work A Choral Fantasy at BAM.

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Spring theater preview: 'Waiting for Godot,' 'Hands on a Hardbody' by Charles McNulty

A look ahead at the spring theater season in Southern Calfornia: Trucks have never really been my thing, but of the upcoming new musicals this season, I’m most curious about “Hands on a …

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Idina Menzel's PBS Special- 'Poker Face' by Stage Tube

For Idina Menzel's new PBS special and cd, Idina Menzel Live Barefoot at the Symphony she sings Lady Gaga's Poker Face in tribute to singing it on Glee. In this video, not only does she sing…

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Weekend Poll: Which Meryl Streep Film Should Become a Broadway Musical? by Broadway.com

Our love for iconic actress Meryl Streep has never waned, but after the actress picked up her third Oscar earlier this week for The Iron Lady, we're feeling the Meryl mania. Streep also …

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Photo of the Week: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Vanity Fair by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Here is our photo of the week from this month’s Vanity Fair featuring Matthew Broderick, Kelli O’Hara and the cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. A pretty amazing shot by legend…

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Artist, Immigrant: Chiori Miyagawa by Marcy Arlin

(Photo by Sekou Luke). The United States is a multicultural nation, and nowhere is that truer than in the arts. However, the full range of the diverse cultures working in the arts often occu…

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'Tis Pity She's A Whore by John Morrison

A teenage girl fidgets on a red-sheeted double bed, headphones jammed to her ears, laptop at the ready, her hair covered by a hood. She kicks her bare feet and twitches the duvet in time wit…

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Photo Flash: Ryan Scott Oliver and Matthew Murphy's 35mm in Rehearsal! by BroadwayWorld

35mm will play a two-night engagement at Brooklyn's Galapagos Art Space 16 Main Street on Wednesday, March 7 and Monday, March 12, both performances at 800 p.m. Get a first look at rehearsal…

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From the archives: Staging the tragic consciousness by George Hunka

From 2007, below is a post about Howard Barker’s A Style and Its Origins. Howard Barker/Eduardo Houth, A Style and Its Origins. 119 pages. London: Oberon Books, 2007. The world has a p…

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Norbert Leo Butz Joins Cast of NBC Drama Pilot COUNTRY by BroadwayWorld

As first reported on Deadline.com, two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz has joined the cast of Jason Katims NBC drama pilot COUNTRY, starring Jason Ritter.

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Family Under Construction (Familia en Construccion) by Rosalind Lacy

Five madcap players from Spain fire up wholesome, exciting ‘theatre with a capital T,’ for this weekend’s addition to The Moon’s Embrace, Teatro de la Luna’s ne…

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Simon Paisley Day to Lead The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe by Broadway.com

Simon Paisley Day will play Petruchio opposite Samantha Spiro as Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe. Performances will begin on June 23, directed by Toby Frow.…

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West End Star Ramin Karimloo to Headline Solo Show at New York's B.B. King’s Blues Club by Broadway.com

West End heavy hitter Ramin Karimloo will cross the pond to headline his own solo show at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City on September 13. The current Les Miserables star&…

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Brid Brennan, Jamie Parker Set for Shakespeare's Globe Henry V by Andy Propst

Shakespeare's Globe has announced complete casting for Henry V, to be directed by Dominic Dromgoole, which will run June 7 - August 26 prior to a six venue U.K. tour. In addition to …

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PHOTO CALL: Jane Alexander Stars in The Lady from Dubuque at the Signature Theatre by Krissie Fullerton

Tony Award winner Jane Alexander stars in Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque, which began previews on Feb. 14, for Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Company for an official opening …

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Simon Paisley Day, Samantha Spiro Set for The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare's Globe by Andy Propst

Simon Paisley Day will play Petruchio opposite Samantha Spiro's Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew, which will run in repertory June 23-October 13 at Shakespeare's Globe. As p…

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Broadway.com Extra: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings the "SpongeBob SquarePants" Theme Song by Broadway.com

Broadway.com Extra: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Sings the "SpongeBob SquarePants" Theme Song Watch the full episode here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7esH0dQ91Q4&list=UUc5dp…

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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Duke University by BroadwayWorld

Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the countr…

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Broadway.com Extra: Audra McDonald Performs as a Child Star Singing "Sisters" With Her Sister! by Broadway.com

Broadway.com Extra: Audra McDonald Performs as a Child Star Singing "Sisters" With Her Sister! Watch the full episode here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7esH0dQ91Q4&list=UUc…

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Chuck Mead of “Million Dollar Quartet” to Perform at Joe’s Pub Tomorrow, March 3 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’s music supervisor and acclaimed musician Chuck Mead will be playing a one night only concert tomorrow, March 3 at 9:30 PM at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Tic…

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Mario Cantone, Michael Imperioli, Alice Ripley Set for Spotlight on St. Jude Benefit by Brian Scott Lipton

Spotlight on St. Jude, a fundraising concert for St. Jude's Children Hospital, will take place at 6pm on Tuesday, March 6 at New World Stages. Performers and participants will include …

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Spotlight On: Michael Ball by Marése O'Sullivan

Find out how Michael Ball got into theatre and now finds himself dying his eyebrows and hiding his dimples to play Sweeney Todd in the West End.

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Michael Imperioli, Mario Cantone, Alice Ripley & More Join SPOTLIGHT ON ST. JUDE Lineup by BroadwayWorld

Emmy winner Michael Imperioli, Sex and the Citys Mario Cantone, Tony Award winner Alice Ripley and the cast of Million Dollar Quartet will join the previously announced Shoshana Bean Wicked,…

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Ana Gasteyer Will Offer Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman at Joe's Pub by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actress Ana Gasteyer, who can be seen on the ABC comedy "Suburgatory," will offer her cabaret show Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman April 2 at Joe's Pub.

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Justin Long Debuts on Broadway in Seminar April 3 by David Rogers

Justin Long, the star of “He’s Just Not That Into You” and Apple television ads, will be making his Broadway debut when he joins “Seminar” later this year. He will take over the ro…

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Top Ten TV Shows Featuring Broadway Actors, part 2 by Loganne

Here’s part 2 of our ode to “Smash,” new musical series that features a league of extraordinary Broadway stars. Here, compiled, are the top five television shows that featu…

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/2/2012 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 322012.

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Justin Long, Chita Rivera head (and head back) to Broadway by Jamie Wetherbe

Broadway casting news: Justin Long is set to play a writing student for an eight-week engagement of Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar." Chita Rivera will star in the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Dr…

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How to market your show with no money. by Ken Davenport

One of the top three questions I get in my inbox (along with "How do I raise money for my show?" and "Do you know a good shrink because if I'm producing a show I must be crazy…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Filichia Features: Into Some NEW Woods by Peter Filichia

Too bad everyone couldn’t see Aubrey Berg’s recent INTO THE WOODS at the University of Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music. The CCM production would have offered some valuable suggestions a…

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Betty Buckley, Liz Mikel and More Among Column Award Winners by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Chita Rivera co-hosted the 13th annual Column Awards Gala, which honors excellence in theatre within the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Feb. 27 at the Patty Granville Performing A…

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Industry Ticket Offer by Chicago Plays

Ten Chimneys – Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd, is offering $10 tickets for theatre industry professionals to all performances March 9-17. Excludes OPENING NIGHT March 16. Offer avail…

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David Zayas to Guest Star on NBC's Grimm by Andy Propst

Stage and screen actor David Zayas will guest star on NBC's Grimm, according to a report on TVLine.com. He will play Sal Burrel, a monstrous troll-like creature who is a city buildin…

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Justin Long Signs Up For Broadway Debut

Producers announced Thursday that Long will make his Broadway debut alongside Jeff Goldblum on April 3 for eight weeks.

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'Jamaica Farewell,' a show from Los Angeles, to arrive in Chicago by Chris Jones

"Jamaica Farewell," a solo show created by a Los Angeles-based actress called Debra Ehrhardt, is to have a Chicago run at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., beginning May 4.

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Donna Jean Fogel, Jane Keitel Set for MoM - A Rock Concert Musical by David Gordon

Donna Jean Fogel, Jane Keitel, Bekka Lindström, Dana McCoy, and Stefanie Seskin will star in a revised version of Richard Calian's MoM - A Rock Concert Musical, to run at TBG …

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Kristin Chenoweth Responds to ABC's 'GCB' Controversy by Jethro Nededog

Despite going through a title overhaul, ABC's new "GCB" has been shrouded in controversy over how it depicts Christians.

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Ramin Karimloo Will Offer Manhattan Concert in September by Andrew Gans

Ramin Karimloo, who is currently starring as Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre, will play B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in the fall.

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Damn Yankees Musical - Choreography and Interview with Denis Jones by DanceOn

Damn Yankees Musical - Choreography and Interview with Denis Jones Damn Yankees is coming to the Paper Mill Playhouse! Denis Jones tells us how he choreographed the show. Christopher Charle…

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Character Study: Patina Miller on Playing Deloris Van Cartier in "Sister Act" on Broadway by Broadway.com

Character Study: Patina Miller on Playing Deloris Van Cartier in "Sister Act" on Broadway Buy Tickets to "Sister Act": http://www.broadway.com/shows/sister-act/ From: Br…

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Melissa Hart, Michael Paul Levin to Star in World Premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's What's the Word For by Bethany Rickwald

Tony Award nominee Melissa Hart and Michael Paul Levin will star in Illusion Theater's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's What's the Word For, March 30-April 21. Michael Rob…

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

Two festivals start in Glasgow this week, Behaviour and Buzzcut, plus a feast of work at Sprint in London – there's plenty to see all over the countryScotland and Northern IrelandIn Northe…

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Segerstrom's 2012-13 season: 'War Horse,' Mariinsky, Barbara Cook by David Ng

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa will offer a typically eclectic lineup for its 2012-13 season, which was announced Thursday. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa…

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NBC’s ‘SMASH’ MAKE A MUSICAL, School #14 – Renfroe Middle School, Atlanta by Cindy Ripley

School #14: Renfroe Middle School Atlanta, GA Reported by: Timothy Allen McDonald, Founder and CEO, iTheatrics February 6, 2012 I flew from Los Angeles to Atlanta, Georgia with a very full a…

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Jorge Acosta, Joel Pellini, Maria Silverman Set for WPPAC's Lend Me a Tenor by Brian Scott Lipton

The White Plains Performing Arts Center will present Ken Ludwig's popular farce, Lend Me a Tenor, March 9 -March 18. Jeremy Quinn will direct the production. The show is set backstage…

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PHOTO CALL: Carrie Musical on Opening Night; Red Carpet, Curtain Call and Party by Joseph Marzullo

A tormented teen got a second chance at prom night March 1 when Carrie, the 1988 flop pop musical based on Stephen King's novel about a young woman with telekinetic powers, opened in a n…

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Beyond Broadway: "Carrie" Returns Off-Broadway with Marin Mazzie & Molly Ranson by Broadway.com

Beyond Broadway: "Carrie" Returns Off-Broadway with Marin Mazzie & Molly Ranson She's back with a vengeance! A revival of one of the most infamous musicals of all time, Ca…

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WHAT Announces 2012 Summer Season by Bethany Rickwald

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater has announced the productions set for its 2012 summer season, according to Boston.com. The season will begin in May with new artistic director Dan Lombardo d…

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Alex Lewin, Rogelio Martinez Set for Premiere Stages Spring Reading Series by David Gordon

Premiere Stages at Kean University has announced the selections for its eighth annual Spring Readings Series, to be held at the University Center Little Theatre. This year's selection…

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Stars of Vaudeville #454: “Trixie” Firschke by Trav S.D.

This is one in a series of posts in honor of Women’s History Month Martha Firschke, born in Budapest in 1920 and billed as “Trixie” has been called by some “The First…

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Polly Bergen, Bobby Cannavale, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Jackie Hoffman Set for Nothing Like a Dame by Andrew Gans

The Actors Fund will present the 17th edition of Nothing Like a Dame, a benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, March 26 at 7:30 PM at The Gerald Lynch Theatre in Manha…

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Study Suggests Theatre Can Influence Opinions On Issues

Miller-McCune 03/01/12

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Godspell's Telly Leung Will Host Actors Fund's Young Professionals Launch Party by Andrew Gans

Telly Leung, the Rent and "Glee" star who is currently part of the cast of the acclaimed Broadway revival of Godspell, will host the Actors Fund's Young Professionals Launch Pa…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/2- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE by Stage Tube

Today in 1995, Smokey Joe's Cafe opened at the Virginia Theatre now the August Wilson Theatre where it ran for 2036 performances. Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop stand…

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Tupac Coming to Broadway in ‘Musical Holler If You Hear Me’ by David Rogers

The music of the late, great Tupac Shakur is coming to Broadway later this year. “Holler If Ya Hear Me” currently is casting, and selected actors will begin workshops in April, according…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Twitter Watch: Kristin Chenoweth Wants to Take on MAME - With Nick Jonas! by BroadwayWorld

On Twitter Watch, Kristin Chenoweth wrote Roles I wanna play before I die Mame with nickjonas as young Patrick and Dolly. In Hello Dolly. In about ten years

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Norbert Leo Butz, Elizabeth Perkins, Sara Rue, Jamie-Lynn Sigler Cast in TV Pilots by Brian Scott Lipton

Deadline.com has announced a number of stage actors have been added to this season's group of television pilots. Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz has been cast alongside stage and te…

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Top 13 AMERICAN IDOL Contestants to Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston on Next Week's Show by BroadwayWorld

On last night's episode of AMERICAN IDOL, viewer's votes and the Idol judges chose the Top 13 contestants. It was also revealed that next week, the men will sing Stevie Wonder songs and the …

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Afternoon Tea with Jane Austen by Theasy.com

2012 Frigid Festival, The Red Room, Off Off Broadway By Eleanor J. Bader BOTTOM LINE: Tali Brady’s engaging and witty one-woman show explores Austen’s literary and personal lives.…

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Reading of Allan Knee's Jazz Age Will Feature Kieran Campion, Hannah Yelland, Pablo Schrieber by Andrew Gans

Jana Robbins and Craig Haffner will present industry-only staged readings of Allan Knee's new play, The Jazz Age, March 8 at 3 PM at March 9 at 11 AM in Manhattan.

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Sarah Paulson and Mamie Gummer Set for Claire's Cambodia Film by Broadway.com

Sarah Paulson and Mamie Gummer will star as sisters alongside Mary Kay Place in writer/director Stacy Sherman's new film Claire's Cambodia, according to Deadline.com. The movie also …

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Review: The Summer House ****

Ah, the stag weekend! One of the last bastions of manliness, where men are free to return to their Alpha roots and are positively encouraged to over indulge their masculine instincts through…

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Photo Coverage: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Box Office Opens at the Imperial by Jennifer Broski

The producers of the new Broadway musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT hosted a S Wonderful box office on yesterday, March 1st at the Imperial Theatre. From 10 a.m. to noon, NICE WORK …

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Photo Coverage: NICK WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Box Office Opens at the Imperial by Jennifer Broski

The producers of the new Broadway musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT hosted a S Wonderful box office on yesterday, March 1st at the Imperial Theatre. From 10 a.m. to noon, NICE WORK …

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Sing-Along Version of Joseph, Starring Donny Osmond, Will Play U.S. Cinemas by Andrew Gans

NCM Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision will bring the filmed version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond in the ti…

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Top 13 "American Idol" Finalists Named; Competition Will Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston by Andrew Gans

The Top 13 "American Idol" finalists were revealed during the live March 1 broadcast of the famed singing competition.

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Roundabout Broadway Highlights: WAITING FOR GODOT by Roundabout Theatre Company

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabouts 46-year history, youve likely experienced a play or musical tha…

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Review - "My Tawny Valentine" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Tawny Heatherton is many things - one hit disco wonder (in Europe), former "Hee Haw" Honey, niece of Joey Heatherton, incurable optimist, and Esperanto enthusiast.&nb…

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Best Script Page Ever by Rob Weinert-Kendt

From Hotel Torgo, a shambling documentary about the making of the epic Manos The Hands of Fate

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Is Admin an Art by Adam Thurman

Yesterday I noticed an interesting question from American Theatre Magazine: Is administration an art? I'm an administrator so, I will speak for myself. 60% of what I do, as a director of mar…

Linked From Mission Paradox at 09:00AM
Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Seven days on stage: Rylance, Djalili and Braff are in, but Gareth Gates is out by Alistair Smith

The West End welcomes Zach Braff and awaits Mark Rylance and Omid Djalili, but Pop Idol star won't be joining them as Hair tour is pulled; meanwhile, the passport office insults actorsScrubs…

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Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Party by Walter McBride

Check out photos below from the cast during the opening night party

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PHOTO FLASH Edie Falco, Megan Hilty, Jane Krakowski Celebrate MCC Theater's Carrie Opening by David Gordon

MCC Theater's production of Carrie celebrated its opening night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Thursday, March 1, with a post-performance celebration at The Griffin Nightclub. Marin …

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Scarlett Johansson to Star in ALFRED HITCHCOCK & THE MAKING OF PSYCHO by BroadwayWorld

Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson is set to star as actress Janet Leigh in Fox Searchlight pictures ALFRED HICHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO. The film will focus on the making of the 1…

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MoveTube: Such stuff as dreams are made on – Antoinette Sibley's Titania by Judith Mackrell

The opposing tensions in Sibley's dancing at a key moment in Ashton's The Dream are central to a defining performanceThere are individual moments in certain roles that are always key for me,…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Victoria Beckham Says 'No' to VIVA FOREVER TV Show? by Rialto Chatter

According to the dailymail.co.uk, Victoria Beckham has refused to take part in a reality TV casting show for the VIVA FOREVER Spice Girls musical.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:33AM

Mamie Gummer and Sarah Paulson to Star in Clare's Cambodia by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage stars Sarah Paulson and Mamie Gummer will star alongside Mary Kay Place, India Muenez, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Casey Wilson, and Joe Lo Truglio in Stacy Sherman's film Claire'…

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Photo Coverage: CARRIE's Opening Night Bloody Curtain Call! by Walter McBride

The musical Carrie made her return eagerly awaiting return to New York City last night after the show's notoriously short 1988 run on Broadway. This brand new and revised production, now pl…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:13AM

N.J.'s Stages Festival: One theater fest, many venues by Peter Filichia

The Stages Festival is a statewide, monthlong event.

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Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson, Helen Miren Set for Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Scarlett Johannson will play actress Janet Leigh alongside Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren in the film Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, according t…

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Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson, Helen Mirren Set for Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Scarlett Johannson will play actress Janet Leigh alongside Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren in the film Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, according t…

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Feature: In Like Flynn by Leslie (Hoban) Blake

Paul Dano and Paul Weitz discuss the new film Being Flynn co-starring Robert DeNiro.

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Simon Amstell and Jessica Hynes: 'For God's sake, never tweet' – video

The project to educate Simon Amstell in the niceties of social media enlists the help of writer and actor Jessica Hynes

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Simon Amstell gets into the swing of Twitter. Honest by Jessie Cave

Simon is definitely becoming more enthusiastic and in tune with the practices of Twitter. He is now on an average of three tweets per week – no thanks to Jessica Hynes, I'm afraidI took th…

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Offer: £15 tickets to A FEW MAN FRIDAYS at Riverside Studios

Get tickets for £15 to see A Few Man Fridays at Riverside Studios until 10 March 2012

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Sybil Christopher to Become Consultant at Bay Street Theatre by Brian Scott Lipton

Sybil Christopher is stepping down as artistic director of the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, Long Island after 20 years, but will remain on as a consultant. "I've been think…

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BONNIE & CLYDE Cast Album Set for 4/24 Release by BroadwayWorld

The original Broadway cast recording of Frank Wildhorn's BONNIE AND CLYDE is set for release on April 24, 2012 and is currently accepting pre-orders.

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Photo Coverage: CARRIE Opening Night Red Carpet by Jennifer Broski

The musical Carrie made her return eagerly awaiting return to New York City last night after the show's notoriously short 1988 run on Broadway. This brand new and revised production, now pl…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:47AM

The Leisure Society, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Agyness Deyn sure knows how to wear a frock. It was, after all, in the large print of her separate metier as an ex-supermodel.

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Cirque du Soleil's Iris, Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Be Honored at Charlie Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

The Hollywood Arts Council will present the 26th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting Project S.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), the Council's After-School Art Workshops he…

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People You Should Know . . . Kate Kenney by Zack

Kate Kenney is a BFA graduateof the Mason Gross School of theArts at Rutgers, and she also studied at Shakespeare's Globe inLondonfor a year.  She has originated roles in two of Don Nig…

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Media Talk Podcast: Sarah Millican, Leveson inquiry, Radio 1 by Dan Sabbagh, John Plunkett, Jason Phipps

This week on Media Talk, John Plunkett is joined by the Guardian's head of media and technology, Dan Sabbagh, to sum up a dramatic week at the Leveson inquiry.Comedian Sarah Millican talks t…

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Exit Stage Left: How does theatre work as a social tool? by Tristan Pate

I have always seen each professional engagement in an actor’s career as a new opportunity to learn and develop. What is more creatively fulfilling than immersing oneself entirely in the wo…

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BWW's On This Day - March 2, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Segerstrom's 2012-13 season: 'War Horse,' Mariinsky, Barbara Cook by David Ng

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa announces its lineup for its 2012-13 season, with highlights including the Mariinsky Ballet, Broadway legend Barbara Cook and touring produ…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Friday Roundup: Not Understanding the Stress by Don Hall

Yeah - That Rich Guy Stress is Likely MUCH Worse Than the I'm Starving to Death Kind“People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress,” said Alan Dlugash, a partner at account…

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Gossip: Beckham puts brakes on Viva Forever casting show?

The Daily Mail is reporting that Victoria Beckham - aka Posh Spice - has refused to get involved with a proposed TV casting show to find the stars of new musical Viva Forever. According the…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 06:10AM

When They Trod the Boards: "Star Trek" Edition by Jeremy Megraw

STAR TREK. The Musical! OK, not really, but even Mr. Spock would find fascinating what we dug up in the Billy Rose Theatre Division about the original Star Trek actors before they went …

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Norfolk and Norwich Festival line-up announced by Natalie Woolman

A cast of 100 local people are to collaborate with German theatre company Rimini Protokoll on a headline show for this year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

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Jay Armstrong Johnson

"Call Me Adam" chats with rising performer Jay Armstrong Johnson about starring in the premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver's "35MM," making his Broadway debut in "Hair," working with Alice Ripley …

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Gossip: Beckham puts breaks on Viva Forever casting show?

The Daily Mail is reporting that Victoria Beckham - aka Posh Spice - has refused to get involved with a proposed TV casting show to find the stars of new musical Viva Forever. According the…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Shortlist for Sheridan Morley book prize unveiled by Alistair Smith

Biographies of Lionel Bart, James Corden and Stephen Sondheim are among the nominations for the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography.

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Ballet Black, Linbury Studio Theatre, London

Now eleven years old, Ballet Black has a confidence and spark. Initially founded to promote black dancers in classical ballet, the company has become an end in itself. This is a taut evening…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Blog: Nothing new under the sun

Peter Brook told me recently in Paris that there's no such thing as the avant-garde anymore. What else could possibly be new in the theatre? Anything innovative seems to be technical rather …

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Lean and Hungry’s radio broadcast of The Tempest this Sunday. See it live or listen in. by Lorraine Treanor

WAMU 88.5 and Lean & Hungry Theater will present a live-to-air broadcast of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, at 6 p.m. on March 4, 2012. The performance can be seen at Wilson High Schoo…

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Review: The Leisure Society ****

Supermodels Twiggy and Jerry Hall became actors with a fair degree of success, and now the signs seem fairly good for their catwalk junior, 29 year-old Agyness Deyn, who makes a poised and p…

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1st Night Photos: Agyness Deyn makes model West End debut

Model Agyness Deyn made her stage acting debut last night (1 March 2012, previews from 28 February) at Trafalgar Studios 2, starring alongside Ed Stoppard, John Schwab and Melanie Gray in F…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 03:19AM

This weekend's live theater openings by John Moore

The weekend ahead has guilty pleasure "Xanadu" at the Aurora Fox Theater; an all-star "Proof" in Cherry Creek; Broadway stars gathering in Fort Collins; "Six Degrees of Separation" at Vintag…

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Carrie by StageGrade

Are critics' knives out for "Carrie"?

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Review: Carrie by Frank Scheck

The original musical version of Carrie was a notorious flop upon its 1988 Broadway premiere--it closed after five performances at a loss of millions of dollars, nearly destroyed the reputati…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Barcelona's Bad-Boy Director Hits The US Stage

The New York Times 03/04/12

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Regional/National Tour Dance Feature: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER (Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa) by Tony Frankel

ALVIN AILEY – REMEMBER HIS NAME AIDS wreaked havoc on the theater world in all of its incarnations, and the crushing effects of its devastation remain with us today. So many ingenious cre…

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Jack Lane wishes on a star(catcher)

Stages St. Louis exec is producing new Broadway show

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Was The Bridge Project Worth It?

The New York Times 03/04/12

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Los Angeles Theater Review: SLITHER (Chalk Repertory in Hollywood) by Jason Rohrer

FANGS FOR THE MAMMARIES Carson Kreitzer’s 2003 play Slither conforms to a certain category of American text: the women’s empowerment monologue extravaganza.  Hallmarks of the ge…

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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A Magnificent MULAN From Class Act Productions by David Dow Bentley III

COURIER_3-2-2012 There are times in a critic’s life when one can barely believe the good fortune of witnessing something so extraordinarily splendid on a stage. Last weekend’s Class Act …

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Short Shorts 25 by Mark Shenton

Michael Billington is currently in the middle of a blog series in which he is providing a A-Z of modern drama, and this week he got to L is for Lousy Plays. L could also be for lousy timing.…

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The BBS Weekly Reader Review

Having trouble keeping up with all the Broadway Buzz? Streamline your Broadway news to the most popular articles each week with our new 'Weekly Reader Review.' Incorporating last week's popu…

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Q&A: Ballet Hispanico shares culture with audiences

One of the essential New York dance companies, Ballet Hispanico — which will perform this weekend — celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010. We spoke with its artistic director, Eduardo …

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Seen and Heard March 2 by Robert Cashill

Reviews of Blood Knot and Richard III Off Broadway

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Review: The Petrified Forest (Strawdog Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Though not as memorable as *Old Times* (Strawdog’s stellar fall 2011 production), *The Petrified Forest, with its endearing story arc and fine acting, is a solid recommend.

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Concert review: Ontario Philharmonic at Koerner Hall by Arthur Kaptainis

From the Berlin to the Ontario Philharmonic, from Carnegie to Koerner Hall. This should be my cue to reflect on how the differences are not at vast as all that. But the plucky orchestra from…

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Once by Rodney Sexton

Even after a show runs for 2 months off-Broadway, you might expect it to take a little time to find its legs in the new space of a Broadway house. As of its third preview Once has found its …

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A Jonas brother takes to B'way by Mark Kennedy

Friday March 2, 2012 NEW YORK -- Attention, you young people milling about outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre: Nick Jonas will not be popping

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Valentina Fratti by League of Professional Theatre Women

Director New York, New York USA Where do you look for inspiration?  Friends, books, art, music, the sun and the sea all inspire me. What’s your favorite line from a play?  A tie between …

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TT: How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?

In today's Wall Street Journal I review the Irish Repertory Theatre's revival of Beyond the Horizon. Here's an excerpt. *...

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TT: Charles Laughton, genius

In today's Wall Street Journal "Sightings" column I write about the second career of Charles Laughton, during which he directed...

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TT: Almanac

"There's no such thing as old age; there is only sorrow." Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance...

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New Musical The Mermaids' Tale, an Adaptation of L. Frank Baum's "Sea Fairies," Begins March 2 by Michael Gioia

Friends Always Creating Theatre presents The Mermaids' Tale, an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1911 novel "The Sea Fairies," beginning March 2 at The Great Room, part o…

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Theater Groups Beat Recessions, 20 Years in Business Off-Off Broadway by Abbie Fentress Swanson

On Friday, the non-profit Obie-winning Off-Off Broadway theater company New Georges celebrates its 20th anniversary with performances, a dance party and cocktails. Producing Artistic Directo…

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Be Italian! A Room With a View Musical, With Karen Ziemba, Begins CA Run March 2 by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba stars as Charlotte Bartlett, the overbearing chaperone of Lucy Honeychurch, in the new musical A Room With a View, based on the E.M. Forster novel, getting its…

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Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Paint Houston Red, Beginning March 2 by Kenneth Jones

Alley Theatre's production of John Logan's popular two-character play Red, directed by Jackson Gay, featuring Tony Award nominee Scott Wentworth as painter Mark Rothko and Jay Sulliv…

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Laura Eason's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Arrives in New York March 2 by Adam Hetrick

Tim McKiernan, Robbie Tann and Hayley Treider lead the cast of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Laura Eason's stage adaptation of Mark Twain's classic, which begins performances March 2…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson Discuss Carrie by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson are sharing a dangerous duet as mother and daughter in the new Off-Broadway production of Carrie, the pop musical based on Stephen King's…

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Justin Guarini Offers From American Idol to Broadway Concert March 2 by Michael Gioia

“American Idol” runner up and stage actor Justin Guarini performs with his band in From American Idol to Broadway March 2 at 8 PM at Landmark on Main Street's Jeann…

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Micky Dolenz, Beth Leavel, Amy Spanger, Donnie Kehr Take Part in Garage Band NYC Industry Reading March 2 by Michael Gioia

Producer Ken Davenport (Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna, You're Welcome America...) presents a private industry reading of the new musical Garage Band, featuring music by Mark Allen, March …

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Maddie Corman, Maria Tucci and Jonathan Walker Take Flight Off-Broadway Starting March 2 by Andrew Gans

Alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan in association with Playwrights' Playground NYC present the world premiere of Michel Wallerstein's Flight, which begins performances at the DR2 T…

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Evita's Loni Ackerman Brings Next to Ab-Normal to the Metropolitan Room Beginning March 2 by Andrew Gans

Loni Ackerman, who played the title role during the original Broadway run of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita and was most recently seen as Norma Desmond in the Gateway's pro…

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DIVA TALK: Catching Up With Ghost Star Caissie Levy by Andrew Gans

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Jane Alexander Is Back on the New York Stage, by Way of Dubuque by Harry Haun

At long last, Tony Award winner Jane Alexander becomes an Edward Albee woman in the new Off-Broadway staging of The Lady From Dubuque.

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Review: COOSJE by Ethan Angelica

Rarely does a bright green, singing pear appear onstage with two world-renowned artists. That alone is reason enough to see Coosje (pronounced COH-sha), currently playing in FRIGID New York.…

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'Gammage' tickets cut for students

Tickets for "The Gammage Project" have been halved to $10 for Allegheny County high school students

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Review: DAUGHTERS OF LOT by Melanie N. Lee

Most people know the Genesis 19 story of Abraham's nephew Lot and the doomed cities Sodom and Gomorrah. But what happened between Lot and his daughters after his wife looked back and became …

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Review: THE ROPE IN YOUR HANDS by Mary Beth Smith

As a native of Louisiana with many family and friends from New Orleans and the surrounding suburbs, I found The Rope in Your Hands instantly intriguing. Written and performed by Siobhan O'Lo…

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Review: DEATH, IT HAPPENS: A GIRL’S GUIDE TO DEATH by Avi Glickstein

Having recently gone through the experience of several deaths in my own family, I instantly recognized the horrible bizarreness of being a mourner--the obsession over what to eat/feed people…

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