Friday, March 30, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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FLASH FRIDAY: Hosanna, Hey, Sanna - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Returns (Again) by Pat Cerasaro

A few days shy of the holiest week of the year for Christians - aptly named Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter with Holy Thursday and Good Friday, the most sacred e…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Before the Tonys, Broadway accelerates with ‘Once,’ ‘Newsies,’ ‘Jesus Christ’ by Peter Marks

It’s that gusty time of year again, when the skies open up over Broadway and out of the clouds come the April showers of new productions, all making landfall just under the Tony Awards dea…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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News: A burgeoning nontraditional theater scene by Howard Shapiro

Lots of shows, not necessarily in traditiobnal settings or with traditional theater companies, pop up around the region. Howard Shapiro reports.

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This Tuesday, Vote for RINO at the Brick Theater! by Zack

This Tuesday is the primary election to select the 12 candidates who will get the chance to run to be "President of The Brick Theater"this summer in the Brick Theater's Democracy Festival. C…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Actor Warren Stevens Dies at 92 by BroadwayWorld

Stage and screen actor Warren Stevens has passed away, according to published reports.

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Broadway Channel April 2012 Segment I by The Broadway Channel

Broadway Channel April 2012 Segment I April is an exciting month as The Broadway Channel® welcomes the resurrection of the classic rock opera, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Returning to OFF i…

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John Arden, Political British Playwright, Dies at 82 by Robert Simonson

John Arden, a British playwright with a pungent political conscience who rose to prominence in the 1950s and was often likened to an English answer to Bertolt Brecht, died March 28. He was 8…

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‘Hotel Cassiopeia’ at Single Carrot Theatre by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

The dark creative eccentricity of shadowbox artist Joseph Cornell comes to life through Hotel Cassiopeia at Single Carrot Theatre. A play written by Charles Mee, infused with exploratory mov…

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Bob Dishy, Zach Grenier, Tonya Pinkins to Star in STOREFRONT CHURCH by BroadwayWorld

Atlantic Theater Company Neil Pepe, Artistic Director Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director presents the world premiere of STOREFRONT CHURCH, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awar…

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STOMP ON “GEORGE TO THE RESCUE” by Jackie Green

See the cast of the international hit STOMP take a sledgehammer to their dressing rooms this weekend along with George Oliphant when his crew from “George to the Rescue” visits their New…

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Drake Wheelchair Jimmy Dance by DanceOn

Drake Wheelchair Jimmy Dance Drake debuted a new dance move called the Wheelchair Jimmy, at a recent concert in California. Check out the video, and find out what his inspiration was for t…

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Seattle’s zoe | juniper Comes to NYLA by Jeremy M. Barker

Come early opening night and watch Culturebot's own Jeremy Barker mime his prior coverage of this exciting company during the coffee talk

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Newsies Broadway Musical - Opening Night 2012 by DanceOn

Newsies Broadway Musical - Opening Night 2012 Newsies the Musical opened on Broadway on March 29, 2012, and Just Dance was there to catch up with the cast and creative team behind the new D…

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Gavin Creel Goes Mormon, Lindsay Lohan’s Crazy for Glee & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Seven days have passed in the blink of a Broadway eye. We’re taking stock of the last week in the stage world, from the announcement that Gavin Creel will be ringing doorbells across t…

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Opening Night: "Newsies" on Broadway Starring Jeremy Jordan by Broadway.com

Opening Night: "Newsies" on Broadway Starring Jeremy Jordan The newsboys have gone from selling "papes" to making headlines and they celebrated in a big way at the March…

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SAG, AFTRA Members Approve Merger to Form SAG-AFTRA by BroadwayWorld

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild have just announced that members of both organizations have overwhelmingly voted to approve a merger, creating…

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Word of Mouth Review: Disney's Broadway Musical "Newsies" Starring Jeremy Jordan by Broadway.com

Word of Mouth Review: Disney's Broadway Musical "Newsies" Starring Jeremy Jordan After 20 years, Disney's cult musical Newsies has finally become a headline-making Broadwa…

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Kerry Butler Spills The Beans on Her Best Man Co-Stars, Tough Brooklyn Upbringing & Intoxicating Hairspray Experience by Broadway.com

Kerry Butler has an enviable list of Broadway musical credits, with shows like Hairspray, Xanadu, Little Shop of Horrors and Catch Me If You Can on her resume. Now she’s making her mar…

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Stop the Presses! Join Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay & More at the Newsies Opening Night Bash by Broadway.com

The newsboys have gone from selling “papes” to making headlines and they celebrated in a big way at the March 29 Broadway opening of Disney’s Newsies. The electrifying open…

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Review: Fucking A (Urban Theater Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

*Fucking A* is perhaps the most theatrically truthful exploration of the seeds of violence and of women’s participation as both victims and perpetrators that I have seen. Whomever you take…

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Basil Twist’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ is spectacle of puppetry and fun by Nelson Pressley

It’s hard to explain the magical pull of fabric and light in Basil Twist’s puppetry spectacle “Symphonie Fantastique” except in terms of sheer charm. This clever blend of color and m…

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Mark Haim at On the Boards: noteworthy

Arts writer Michael Upchurch caught Mark Haim's show at On the Boards, and has this to say:

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The Afternoon Report, Friday, March 30, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Friday, March 30, 2012 Today’s Tweets: click on hyperlinked items for more information Our Photo of the Week: the cast of @ONCEMusical (led by @SteveKa…

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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: American 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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The Week in Culture Pictures, March 30 by The New York Times

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

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Mitzi Gaynor to Now Perform Razzle Dazzle! At Reagle Music Theatre April 22 by Dan Bacalzo

Mitzi Gaynor will now perform her one-woman show, Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins at Reagle Music Theatre on Sunday, April 22 at 1pm instead of the previously reported April 15. …

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SAG and AFTRA Members Approve Union Merger by Adam Hetrick

Members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild, the unions which collectively represent professionals ranging form writers, actors, singers, b…

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Bridging the Generation Gap with Tony Winner Mary Louise Wilson and the Cast of 4000 Miles by Broadway.com

A 21-year-old hippie and his 91-year-old communist grandmother sharing an apartment may sound like a sitcom setup, but in fact, it’s the premise of Amy Herzog’s touching new play…

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Photo Flash: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Begins Broadway Performances by BroadwayWorld

The acclaimed new American play PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice, directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Drama Desk Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Alex …

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GHOST’s RICHARD FLEESHMAN “FLOATS ON AIR” WITH BROADWAY.COM by Admin

Richard Fleeshman talked to Broadway.com about having “the best job in the world” as GHOST’s leading man, Sam Wheat, in the new musical currently in performances at the Lun…

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 24-30 by BroadwayWorld

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK SEMINAR gets a new cast, HOW TO SUCCEED celebrates first birthday, NEWSIES takes a Broadway bow, and so much more

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Reid Scott Becomes an LA Director With Elephant Man by Amy Tofte

Reid Scott, best known as a TV actor, directed plays in his New York salad days. Now he's making his LA stage directing debut with a production of The Elephant Man, produced by a group of fr…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of March 19-25 by Judy Samelson

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of March 19-25, 2012, as reported by The Broadway League.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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"Red" at Hartford's TheaterWorks: Artist At Work Making An Impression by Frank Rizzo

The show: “Red” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks

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Photo of the Week: ONCE Rehearsing for “The Late Show with David Letterman” by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Here’s our Photo of the Week: the cast of Once rehearsing “Falling Slowly” before performing on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

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A Newsworthy Celebration! The Newsies Gypsy Robe Ceremony by Broadway.com

Before Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 film of the same name, opened on March 29 at the Nederlander Theater, stars Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay, and the rest of the company gathe…

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Newsies — Headlines and Breadlines by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the Broadway opening of Disney's Newsies.

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Erick J. Bayne, Bridget O'Donnell, Paul Recupero Set for Players Club of Swarthmore's Children of Eden by Dan Bacalzo

The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater has announced casting for the Stephen Schwartz-John Caird musical Children of Eden, to be presented April 20-May12. Robert Welch will direct. The show…

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Off Broadway April 2011 by The Broadway Channel

Off Broadway April 2011 From: BroadwayChannel Views: 12 0 ratings Time: 05:27 More in Entertainment

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A Jew Grows in Brooklyn Will Return to NYC in May by Andrew Gans

Following a North American tour, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, Jake Ehrenreich’s acclaimed comedy and musical memoir, will begin performances at Off-Broadway's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassi…

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Bliss: A disturbing tale about our obsessions by J. Kelly Nestruck

Olivier Choinière’s play previously mounted at SummerWorks comes to the stage of Buddies in Bad Times

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Manon (Metropolitan Opera) by Robert Walport

Rounding out the Metropolitan Opera's new productions for this season is Laurent Pelly's very grey "Manon". I was lucky enough to be in London when this production was actually new and I gav…

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Rebecca Harris, Dan Kremer, Maureen Garrett Set for MRT's Ghost-Writer by Bethany Rickwald

Merrimack Repertory Theatre is set to present Michael Hollinger's Ghost-Writer, April 19-May 13. Charles Towers will direct. In Ghost-Writer, a famous early twentieth-century novelist…

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Dead Malls and Renewing Malls by Monica Reida

After I moved back to Iowa in 2010 I got a job working as a sales associate for Younkers, a department store that anchored the local shopping mall. The department I frequently worked in was …

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Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin, Sheldon Harnick, et al. at Arena Stage's Golden Gala by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, March 26, 2012, Arena Stage hosted the Golden Gala A Glittering Evening of American Musical Theater to celebrate the vibrancy of the performing arts in Washington. This black-tie …

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The Duchess of Malfi, Old Vic, London

The emotional and psychological tone of the production meshes well with its visual aspect, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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Riccardo Primo, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London

James Robert Carson starts out presenting the opera as a semi-serious Baroque pastiche but gradually its grip loosens, writes Richard Fairman

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On the Scene: "Sister Act" with Raven-Symoné by Broadway.com

On the Scene: "Sister Act" with Raven-Symoné Get tickets to "Sister Act": http://www.broadway.com/shows/sister-act/ TV star Raven-Symoné is now Broadway s…

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Giancarlo Esposito, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for John Patrick Shanley’s Storefront Church by Broadway.com

Giancarlo Esposito and Tonya Pinkins will lead the Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere of Storefront Church, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley. The limited engageme…

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Larry Keigwin, Mark Morris Set for American Dance Festival by Brian Scott Lipton

The American Dance Festival will take place Thursday, June 14-Saturday, July 28 at various venues in Durham, North Carolina. A total of 16 companies and choreographers will take the stage, …

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Eben Trio closes out festival with Czech repertoire by Robert Battey

The Kennedy Center’s extensive “Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna” festival came to a close with a solid performance Thursday by the Eben Trio in the Terrace Theater. It was the U.…

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BWW TV Exclusive: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 7 Is Here! by Submissions Only

Submissions Only, Broadway's favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom's newest episode is here with special guest stars Adam Pascal Rent, Aida, Mary Beth Peil Dawson's Creek, Follies and more appea…

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Creating Waves: TEDxHarlem 2012 by HowlRound

“In order to live in the world I had to live in the community.” Dr. Marta Vega I got off the subway at 116th street, picked up a green tea, checked my afro in the church mirror a…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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review: Pipe Dream at Encores! by Elyse Sommer

The book is forever so-so, but as Encored at City Center, the show's musical strength and fun elements are maximized, and the weaknesses of the book are minimized

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Exit Stage Left: Are graduate showcases an accurate indicator of talent? by Tristan Pate

 It’s showcase season in London, and across the country this year’s throng of graduates are rapidly reaching the culmination of their training and their introduction to the wider acting…

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Cavalia extends its St. Louis run through April 16

Cavalia, the horse-and-human performance from the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, announced today it will add another week to its St. Louis run.

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Mirror, Mirror - Movie Starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Lily Collins and Nathan Lane by DanceOn

Mirror, Mirror - Movie Starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Lily Collins and Nathan Lane Mirror, Mirror opens today, March 30, 2012! The film stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hamm…

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Giancarlo Esposito to Star in Off-Broadway's STOREFRONT CHURCH by BroadwayWorld

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Breaking Bad's' Giancarlo Esposito is set to star in Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner John Patrick Shanley's STOREFRONT CHURCH.

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Erica Fae, Wayne Maugans Set for Take What Is Yours at 59E59 by Robby Ritacco

59E59 Theaters has announced casting for Take What Is Yours, which will run May 3-27. Jill A. Samuels will direct. Take What Is Yours is the fictionalized account, based on archival documen…

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The Common Pursuit - About the Show by Roundabout Theatre Company

The Common Pursuit - About the Show Moisés Kaufman directs Simon Gray's delightfully witty and remarkably poignant The Common Pursuit, which chronicles twenty years in the lives …

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Tales from Andersen, Part 1 by Thomas Garvey

The opera house as staging ground for the mind - Yves Jacques in The Andersen ProjectYou don't usually think of Hans Christian Andersen as a pre-eminent poet of modernity; but in the visiona…

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Non Fate Guerra (from A Room with a View) by The Old Globe

Non Fate Guerra (from A Room with a View) Glenn Seven Allen performs "Non Fate Guerra" from A Room with a View, with Ephie Aardema, Gina Ferrall, Jacquelynne Fontaine, Kyle Harris…

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How the League of Gentlemen stars conquered the West End by Alex Needham

Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton are performing in three of the most celebrated shows in LondonOn Halloween 2002 The League of Gentlemen's third and final series came to an …

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How the League of Gentlemen stars conquered the West End by Alex Needham

Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton are performing in three of the most celebrated shows in London Continue reading...

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PHOTO FLASH: Kate Baldwin, Sheldon Harnick and More at Arena Stage's Golden Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin and Tony Award-winning composer Sheldon Harnick performed at Arena Stage's Golden Gala: A Glittering Evening of American Musical Theater on Monday, March…

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Don't Dress for Dinner - About the Show by Roundabout Theatre Company

Don't Dress for Dinner - About the Show Don't Dress for Dinner, the wildly funny comedy by Marc Camoletti (Boeing-Boeing), is coming to Roundabout Theatre Company and it's going…

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American Repertory Theater to Present Woody Sez - The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie by Bethany Rickwald

American Repertory Theatre is set to present Woody Sez - The Life and Music of Woodie Guthrie, May 5-26 at Loeb Drama Center. Nick Corley directs. Musical direction will be by David M. Lut…

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Video Feature: VIDEO: Newsies Is Extra Special by Brian Scott Lipton and Tristan Fuge

Harvey Fierstein, Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, and Alan Menken discuss the creation of the hit Disney musical.

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Game Change by The Feminist Spectator

The HBO-produced adaptation of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s best-selling 2009 book, Game Change centers on the John McCain-Sarah Palin part of the ticket for the 2008 Presidential el…

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Tickets for Picasso exhibit at AGO on sale Saturday by Paul Irish

Close to 150 works on loan from the Musee National Picasso will grace the gallery.

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World Premiere Preview March 30, 31, & April 1 2012 by Kurt Chiang

Woah! I just got punked!Went to go write this post, and was BLASTED with a new look on the neofuturist blog.It's kind of like I woke up, stepped out my door, and the whole world contained li…

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John Patrick Shanley's Storefront Church Will Star Ron Cephas Jones, Giancarlo Esposito, Tonya Pinkins by Kenneth Jones

Atlantic Theater Company announced on March 30 that John Patrick Shanley will direct the May 16-June 24 world premiere of his Bronx-set Storefront Church, the third play of his trilogy that …

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Solemnities by Francis

I find it a little ironic that steps away from the old Water Tower, where some people have told me they feel “so cool” coming to the theater to see a famous Chicago chef cook Mexican mol…

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Geva Theatre Center Announces 40th Anniversary Season by Bethany Rickwald

Geva Theatre Center has announced plans for its 40th Anniversary summer, Mainstage, and 2013 spring Nextstage seasons. Geva's summer line-up will include Avenue Q (June 28-July 21), by…

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Stockard Channing to Return to OTHER DESERT CITIES 4/6 by BroadwayWorld

Tony winning actress Stockard Channing will return to the role of Polly Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitzs critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES, directed by Joe Mantello, beginning Frida…

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'Or,' at Seattle Rep: A romp through the Restoration era

"Or," by Liz Duffy Adams, gets a staging at Seattle Repertory Theatre through April 22, 2012. Kirsten Potter stars as the spy-playwright Aphra Behn.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Casting revealed for John Patrick Shanley play

Giancarlo Esposito will star in the final piece in John Patrick Shanley's "Church and State" trilogy of plays has been revealed.

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Zach Grenier, Ron Cephas Jones, Tonya Pinkins Set for Storefront Church by Dan Bacalzo

Bob Dishy, Giancarlo Esposito, Zach Grenier, Ron Cephas Jones and Tonya Pinkins will star in the Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere of Storefront Church, written and directed by …

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NOW.HERE.THIS. by Theasy.com

Vineyard Theatre, Off Broadway By Molly Marinik BOTTOM LINE: Another meta-musical from the [title of show] folks, about a headier subject than musical theatre: the meaning of life. E…

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STAGE TUBE: Karen & Ivy Let Loose in Times Square on 4/2 SMASH by Stage Tube

On the April 2 episode of SMASH, Karen Katharine McPhee and Ivy Megan Hilty find themselves in competition again - this time for an orange juice commercial, but the two actresses let loose a…

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Pacific Resident Theatre to Present Wendy Johnson's Concealing Judy Holliday by Robby Ritacco

Pacific Resident Theatre will present the world premiere of Wendy Johnson's Concealing Judy Holiday this spring. Opening night is set for April 14 and performances will run until May 27…

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STAGE TUBE: Get to Know the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Cast as They Set Sail! by Stage Tube

The acclaimed new American play PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice, directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Drama Desk Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Alex …

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New York Producers Catch John Doyle's Merrily We Roll Along in Ohio by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner John Doyle's actor-musician production of Merrily We Roll Along, which is currently playing the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, may be tuning up for a future New York…

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McGuinty blunders by slashing Luminato by Martin Knelman

Why did the government of Ontario forsake Luminato, until now one of its favourite cultural enterprises, and leave the annual arts festival reeling from the damage inflicted by a sudden, bru…

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Photos: EVITA Contest - the Entries Keep Rolling in! by BroadwayWorld

To celebrate the Broadway return of EVITA now in previews at the Marquis Theatre and set to open on April 5, BroadwayWorld invited readers to get into the Argentine spirit by channeling the …

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"Spring Awakening" Musical To Play Connecticut Rep at UConn by Frank Rizzo

Here's a hot, hip way to celebrate spring.

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Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth Will Guest Star on "Hot in Cleveland" by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, whose new TV series, "GCB," debuted March 4, will be a guest star on an upcoming episode of "Hot in Cleveland."

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PLAYBILL THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 24-30: Newsies Crowned King of New York, Lortel Nominees Announced by Robert Simonson

The theatrical arm of Disney woke up March 30 to something sunnier than a princess who gets her prince: good reviews.

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A Conversation with Anne: The Shock of Recognition by August Schulenburg

Since 2002, Anne Bogart has conducted a series of interviews with major artists and cultural thinkers at her SITI Company studio in New York City before live audiences. TCG’s recently …

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Teresa Reichlen reaches new stage of ballet by Sarah Kaufman

That body. Those legs. She was just 10, but Teresa Reichlen made an impression on her new ballet teacher before she’d even danced a step. “I’m walking around assessing my new young stu…

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Gomez and Fester: "25,000 fans on the Facebooking" by Addams Family

Gomez and Fester: "25,000 fans on the Facebooking" Backstage life. The Addams Family opens it's backstage doors to you! From: addamsfamilymusical Views: 238 11 ratings Ti…

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Weekend Poll: Which Showbiz Icon’s Life Story Should Be a Broadway Show? by Broadway.com

End of the Rainbow is bringing the legacy of late stage and screen icon Judy Garland to Broadway as Olivier winner Tracie Bennett makes her Broadway debut as the famed singer. Meanwhile on N…

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APAC's Secret Garden to Feature Hannah Lewis, Jennifer Evans, Jaime Kelton, Benjamin J. McHugh and More by Adam Hetrick

Jennifer Evans, Benjamin J. McHugh, Jaimie Kelton and Hannah Lewis will lead the Astoria Performing Arts Center production of the Tony-winning musical The Secret Garden, which will welcome s…

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Behind the Scenes: The Addams Family Musicians by Addams Family

Check out this video of the Addams Family Musical Musicians teaching us all about the Call Board

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ArtsBeat: John Patrick Shanley's 'Storefront Church' Gets Its Congregation by James C. McKinley Jr.

Atlantic Theater Company production of John Patrick Shanley play will star Giancarlo Esposito.

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Zoe Kazan to Star in THE PRETTY ONE by BroadwayWorld

Deadline.com reports that Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson will star in the upcoming film THE PRETTY ONE. Production on the project is expected to begin on June 1 in Los Angeles.

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BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of NEWSIES - Chatting with Jeremy Jordan & More! by BroadwayWorld TV

Newsies, the new American musical opened last night at the Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited performance run. BroadwayWorld caught up with the cast just following the premiere curta…

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PHOTO FLASH: Michael McKean, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Blair Underwood at Drama Desk Panel by Tristan Fuge

On Friday, March 30, Michael McKean, Lynne Meadow, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, and Blair Underwood took part in a panel discussion sponsored by The Drama Desk at Sardi's Restaurant i…

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PHOTO FLASH: Michael McKean, Lynne Meadow, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Blair Underwood at Drama Desk Panel by Tristan Fuge

On Friday, March 30, Michael McKean, Lynne Meadow, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, and Blair Underwood took part in a panel discussion, "It's a Hard Act to Follow," which was s…

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Feedback Strikes Up the Brand by Jane Miller

Holly, unhinged after the death of her mother, hires a company to help her build a better personal brand, in Feedback, at the Lyric Theatre. Holly's creator, playwright Jane Miller, analyzes…

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Front Page Glory! Jeremy Jordan and More Make Headlines at the Opening of Newsies by Broadway.com

Disney’s popular 1992 film Newsies has finally arrived as a big, old-fashioned Broadway musical! Directed by Jeff Calhoun and featuring eye-popping choreography by Christopher Gattelli…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Emily Padgett! 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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Madonna - Girl Gone Wild - Official Music Video - Choreography and TheSkorpionShow Review by DanceOn

Madonna - Girl Gone Wild - Official Music Video - Choreography and TheSkorpionShow Review Madonna's official music video for "Girl Gone Wild"! Choreography by Napoleon and Ta…

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Local actors will dominate next KC Rep season

When Eric Rosen took over the artistic leadership of Kansas City Repertory Theatre in 2008, he had two broad goals: Elevate the theater company's national profile and build bridges to the Ka…

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Emerging Artists Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of Cheryl Howard's The Sensational Josephine Baker by Bethany Rickwald

Emerging Artists Theatre is set to present the Of-Broadway premiere of The Sensational Josephine Baker, written and performed by Cheryl Howard, June 19-September 9 at The Beckett Theatre - T…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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A Mud-Slinging Political Drama Returns To Broadway

Gore Vidal's 1960 play The Best Man will strike audiences as surprisingly timely: When a political party gathers to nominate a presidential candidate, they find both leading contenders flawe…

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BWW Polls: What Other 1994 Film Would You Like to See on Stage? by BroadwayWorld

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld reported that movie director Kevin Smith wants to bring his 1994 flim 'The Clerks' to the Broadway stage in 2014. If this plan comes to fruition it will join…

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Zoe Kazan Set to Star In The Pretty One by Broadway.com

Zoe Kazan has been cast in the upcoming comedy film The Pretty One, according to Deadline.com. The Robin Schorr project, which is written and directed by Jenee LaMarque, co-stars New Girl…

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Will act for food: Greek theater aids crisis needy

Theater is meant to provide food for thought, but in a Greek city it also feeds the needy.

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2012 Lortel Nominees Announced by Michael Block

New York Theater award season has begun! Yesterday, the Lucille Lortel Awards nominations were announced. The Lucille Lortel Awards honor outstanding achievement Off-Broadway. Leading the pa…

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Newplay.us: Check out the latest video from the #NEWPLAY-AHZ by HowlRound

The #NEWPLAY-AHZ are back with their latest video on crowdsourcing and collaboration. If you have a video you would like to add just go to newplay.us and find the “submit” button…

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On the Spot! Laura Benanti by BroadwaySpotted

On the Spot! Laura Benanti Tony Award winner Laura Benanti stopped to talk to BroadwaySpotted.com while out in Los Angeles! From: BwaySpotted Views: 178 3 ratings Time: 01:44 More in P…

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The Alchemist, White Bear, London by Catherine Usher

White Bear, London: Let Them Call It Mischief's production of The Alchemist certainly can't be accused of being dull, no matter what your perspective on this Ben Jonson satire full…

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4000 MILES at the Newhouse: Excerpt 4 by Lincoln Center Theater

4000 MILES at the Newhouse: Excerpt 4 Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson in a scene from 4000 MILES at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater From: LincolnCenterTheater Views: 4 0 ratings Tim…

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SISTER ACT on Broadway - True Confession #326 by Sister Act

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'Newsies' on Broadway: What did the critics think? by Jamie Wetherbe

"Newsies," which opened on Broadway Thursday, seems too sugary for critics' tastes.

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Uncle Vanya – review by Michael Billington

The Print Room, LondonA Chekhov mini-season, with another Vanya opening next week in Chichester, kicks off with Lucy Bailey's fine revival of this sublime play. If I withhold greater pr…

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4000 MILES at the Newhouse: Excerpt 3 by Lincoln Center Theater

4000 MILES at the Newhouse: Excerpt 3 Gabriel Ebert and Zoë Winters in a scene from 4000 MILES at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. From: LincolnCenterTheater Views: 5 0 ratings Time…

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Goodspeed Musicals SHOW BOAT 2011 by Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals SHOW BOAT 2011 Highlights from the monumental production of the epic American classic Show Boat. This very special production lovingly revitalized by Goodspeed Musicals w…

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Laura Benanti, Howard McGillin and More Will Sing the Praises of Patti LuPone in DC Sondheim Award Gala by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, Howard McGillin, Joseph Thalken and Natascia Diaz are among performers who'll appear at the April 16 presentation of Signature Theatre's third Stephe…

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4000 MILES at the Newhouse: Excerpt 2 by Lincoln Center Theater

4000 MILES at the Newhouse: Excerpt 2 Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson in a scene from 4000 MILES at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. From: LincolnCenterTheater Views: 3 0 ratings Ti…

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Sonisphere Knebworth Festival Cancels Adam Lambert's 'Queen' Performance by BroadwayWorld

According to USA Today, the Sonisphere Knebworth festival in Stevenage, England has been cancelled. The festival was to include 'American Idol' star Adam Lambert as frontman for the legendar…

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Free Fall ’12 Finale by Praxis

Friday and Saturday mark the final two days of Free Fall ’12 presented by The Theatre Centre in association with The Drake Hotel. Free Fall is a biennial national performance festival …

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4000 MILES at the Newhouse: Excerpt 1 by Lincoln Center Theater

4000 MILES at the Newhouse: Excerpt 1 Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson in a scene from 4000 MILES at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. From: LincolnCenterTheater Views: 7 0 ratings Ti…

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PHOTO CALL: Newsies Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party by Joseph Marzullo

The new Disney musical Newsies officially opened on Broadway March 29 at the Nederlander Theatre following previews that began March 15. 

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Review Roundup: THE KING'S SPEECH Makes its West End Debut! by Review Roundups

THE KING'S SPEECH opened on the 22nd March at Wyndham's Theatre featuring Charles Edwards as King George VI, Jonathan Hyde as Lionel Logue, Emma Fielding as Queen Elizabeth, Ian McNeice as W…

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Review: 'The Golem' by Howard Shapiro

Ego Po's take on the mythical Jewish protector offers a twist because of the characters' context. Inquirer theater critic Howard Shapiro reports from the Prince Music Theater.

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Zoe Kazan to Star in The Pretty One Film by Dan Bacalzo

Theater veteran Zoe Kazan will co-star alongside Jake Johnson in the upcoming film, The Pretty One, according to Deadline.com. The film, to be written and directed by Jenee LaMarque, revolv…

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Students of Schulz | Between the Lines | Stratford Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Students of Schulz | Between the Lines | Stratford Festival Director and Choreographer Donna Feore discusses the music, cast, and core message of You&#…

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4000 MILES Montage by Lincoln Center Theater

4000 MILES Montage A montage of scenes from 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, directed by Daniel Aukin. Now in previews at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. http://www.lct.org/showMain.htm?id=207 Fr…

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Quick Links, Friday Music Edition by Rob Weinert-Kendt

The criminally underrated Charlotte Hatherley.This spring's Menken vs. Webber showdown (each has three musicals running on Broadway, and when's the last time that was true of even one compos…

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Nicholas Combs, Carrie Drapac Set for Red Tape Theatre's Elephant's Graveyard by Andy Propst

Red Tape Theatre has announced casting for George Brant's Elephant's Graveyard, to run May 10 - June 16. James D. Palmer will direct the production, which will feature choreography…

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DID YOU KNOW...The Most Interesting Message Board Topics of the Week, March 24-30 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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Seven days on stage: Richard Bean lets rip at rip-off ticket touts by Alistair Smith

Playwright speaks out about 'legal ticket touts', a Susan Boyle musical proves a surprise hit, and Norwich gains one of the UK's youngest-ever artistic directorsOut with the toutsOne Man, Tw…

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BWW TV: First Look at GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN - Complete Show Highlights! by BroadwayWorld TV

Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN begins previews on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 and will open official on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN is coming …

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Laura Benanti, Howard McGillin, Joseph Thalken and Natascia Diaz to Honor Patti LuPone at Signature Gala, 4/16 by BroadwayWorld

On April 16, 2012, Signature Theatre will honor the celebrated Tony Award-winning actress Patti LuPone with the companys third Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009 in honor…

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Edward Albee and Jane Alexander on “The Lady from Dubuque”

Playwright Edward Albee discusses “The Lady from Dubuque,” along with actress Jane Alexander, who is starring in the Signature Theatre Company’s production of the play. “The Lady fro…

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BWW TV Exclusive: MEMPHIS Cast Members Share What Stirred the Music of Their Souls by BroadwayWorld TV

The 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical Memphis partnered with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education to celebrate March as Theatre in Our Schools Month. In this video, Memphis' ro…

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Lucille Lortel Award nominations are in, Once leads the pack by Loganne

Nominations for the Lucille Lortel Awards are in. The 14 categories, which recognize outstanding achievement off Broadway, were announced yesterday, March 29. The ceremony, set to take place…

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BWW JR: MIRROR MIRROR Enchants by Erin Leigh Peck

There are a few reasons a Broadway lover might be interested in Mirror Mirror, a family-friendly comedy that is more Brothers Grimm than it is Disney. First, Nathan Lane steals the show on …

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Exclusive Video: Take a Peek as Clybourne Park Gets Put Together on Broadway by Broadway.com

Real estate is the name of the game in Bruce Norris’ dark comedy Clybourne Park, and Broadway.com got a sneak peek at the space in question as the show’s sets were being loaded i…

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‘Filichia on Friday’ on Kritzerland: ‘March Leftovers’ by Peter Filichia by Joel Markowitz

We’ll be sharing columnist Peter Filichia’s weekly Friday column on Kritzerland with our DCMTA readers every Friday beginning today. Peter is my mentor and convinced me to write …

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Harry Connick, Jr., David Alan Grier, Mariska Hargitay, Kate Mulgrew Set for National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Presenters have been announced for the National Corporate Theatre Fund's annual gala, to be held at The Pierre on April 30, beginning at 6:30pm. Two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier, …

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Olivier Award Winner Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow

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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Exclusive! Tony Nominee Lily Rabe Looks Back on Her 'Raucous' Run in Seminar by Josh Ferri

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through a sometimes grueling "exit interview" about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn…

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Exclusive! Tony Nominee Lily Rabe Looks Back on Her 'Raucous' Run in Seminar by Josh Ferri

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through a sometimes grueling "exit interview" about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn…

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Fuse Dispatches: The Benefits of Doubt — A Dispatch from the Second of William Kentridge’s Norton Lectures by Daniel Bosch

For William Kentridge history accrues, falls dead, is born, washes up, piles up, and may be artfully arranged, but the most powerful place that this accretion might happen is in the artist…

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DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Begins Performances Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Preview performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Companys Broadway premiere production of Marc Camolettis classic farce Dont Dress For Dinner, starring Ben Daniels as Robert, Adam J…

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Customer Service Nightmares, Now Onstage

If you've ever wailed and gnashed your teeth after wasting precious minutes on the phone struggling with an automated customer service system, you're the perfect audience for playwright Lisa…

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

Lots to catch this week, with the RSC season getting into gear and Saturday Night and Sunday morning playing in ManchesterCentral and EastI'll be hitting Birmingham tonight for Mette Edvards…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Once Performs "Falling Slowly" on the "Late Show With David Letterman" (Video) by Michael Gioia

The cast of Once, the new stage musical based on the Oscar-winning film about an Irish singer-songwriter named Guy who meets a muse in the person of a Czech immigrant named Girl, appeared on…

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Laura Benanti, Howard McGillin to Perform at Signature Gala Honoring Patti LuPone by Dan Bacalzo

Laura Benanti, Natascia Diaz, Howard McGillin, and Joseph Thalken will perform at the Arlington, Virginia-based Signature Theatre's annual gala benefit, to be presented at the Embassy o…

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PHOTO CALL: York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Series Presents Roadside March 30-April 1 by Krissie Fullerton

York Theatre Company continues its celebration of legendary librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with a production of Roadside in its Musicals In Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival series. The engag…

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PHOTO CALL: York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Series Presents Roadside by Krissie Fullerton

York Theatre Company continues its celebration of legendary librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with a production of Roadside in its Musicals In Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival series. The engag…

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No Title by JK

TODAY'S BLOG MAY NOT BE WORK SAFE OR APPROPRIATE FOR MINORSPLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN "HOT/HOTTER" AND VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S THEATRE POLL - BOTH ARE TO YOUR LEFT!The end of March is…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/30- CONTACT by Stage Tube

Today in 2000, Contact opened at the Vivien Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 1010 performances.Contact The Musical is a musical dance play some deemed it a ballet that was developed by Sus…

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Jennifer Bassey

"Call Me Adam" chats with Emmy nominated actress Jennifer Bassey, who's best known for playing "Marion Chandler" on ABC's "All My Children." Here we talk about her time on the show, her thea…

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/30/2012 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3302012.

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‘Magic/Bird,’ a Play About Magic Johnson and Larry Bird by Richard Sandomir

“Magic/Bird” traces the history of the rivalry and eventual friendship between the basketball superstars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

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Kravis Center Announces 2012-2013 Broadway Series by Bethany Rickwald

The Raymond F. Kravis Center has announced the productions set for its 2012-2013 season of Broadway touring productions. The series' first performance will be Terrence McNally, Marc Sh…

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Jonathan Groff Channels His Inner Sutton Foster to Perform "Anything Goes"

Jonathan Groff (Broadway's Spring Awakening, MCC Theater's The Submission, TV's "Boss" and "Glee") enlisted ensemble dancers from Broadway's Tony Award-winning Anything Goes — and even lea…

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Review: (Ottawa) The Communication Cord by The Charlebois Post

Back row Janet Uren, Kat Smiley, Tim Oberholzer.  Front Row Michelle LeBlanc, David Whiteley, Genevieve Sirois, Alain Chamsi. (photo credit: Lois Segal)Capital FrielMore of the Irishman…

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Caroline O'Connor: Crowd-teaser by The Stage

Leading lady of musicals Caroline O'Connor talks to Mark Shenton about returning to a favourite theatrical home in Leicester as Momma Rose

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BWW Interviews: Breaking Bread with GODSPELL'S Hunter Parrish by Joseph F. Panarello

A careful look through the New Testament indicates that Jesus Christ liked to eat. In addition to the notable Last Supper, he dined at the home of Martha and Mary grilled fish at the seashor…

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Neil LaBute, Lynn Nottage, Paula Vogel Create New Monologues for CENTERSTAGE 50th Anniversary Season by Bethany Rickwald

CENTERSTAGE has announced plans for its upcoming 2012-2013 50th anniversary season, which will revolve around the notion of conversation. As part of its anniversary celebration, CENTERSTAGE…

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John Alban Coughlan, Scott Guthrie, Mary Stout Set for Musicals Tonight!'s Sitting Pretty by Bethany Rickwald

Musical's Tonight! is to present Jerome Kern and P. G. Wodehouse's Sitting Pretty, April 17-29 at The Lion Theatre. Direction will be by Thomas Sabella-Mills, and musical directio…

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Photo Flash: First Look - Film Adaptation of Off-Broadway's JEWTOPIA by BroadwayWorld

JEWTOPIA, a new comedy film based on the Off-Broadway hit, will premiere on April 26 at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

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Directors: Process & Collaboration (Working In The Theatre #410) by American Theatre Wing

Directors: Process & Collaboration (Working In The Theatre #410) Directors Sheryl Kaller, Pam MacKinnon and Stephen Wadsworth talked about their start in theatre; their process when beg…

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CenterStage Season to Include The Mountaintop and The Raisin Cycle by Adam Hetrick

Baltimore CenterStage will produce Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play The Mountaintop, Bruce Norris' Pulitzer-winning drama Clybourne Park and the world premiere of Beneatha…

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John Mellencamp, Stephen King's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Concept Recording Set for May 22 Release by Andy Propst

The studio concept recording of John Mellencamp and Stephen King's musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be released by Hear Music on May 22, according to a report on King&apos…

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Futurity: What Does Your Peace Machine Look Like? by Brendanshea

Since early March, the Senior STEM Club at the Murphy School (a public K-8 in Dorchester) have been toiling away on a series of inventions that will change the world forever...read about the…

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Living the Dream by The Stage

Two years after Elaine C Smith made a throwaway remark about playing Susan Boyle on stage, a musical about the singer's life has opened with Smith in the lead role. Matthew Hemley discovers …

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Little Me, Starring Jason Graae, Among 42nd Street Moon's 2012-13 Season by Michael Gioia

42nd Street Moon has announced the lineup for its 2012-13 season in California. Drama Desk nominee Jason Graae (Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh; Falsettos) will star in the season's closing p…

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Dramatist rewrites script to run Baltimore's Centerstage by Peter Marks

BALTIMORE — For an artist from another land, Kwame Kwei-Armah is sure making himself comfortable here quickly. Just a few short months after arriving from London and taking over as artisti…

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Beatles Tribute Show Let It Be Heading to the West End by Broadway.com

Let It Be, a new West End production featuring more than twenty of The Beatles’ greatest hits, has been set for a limited run at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre. Marking the 50t…

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STAGE TUBE: ONCE Cast Performs 'Falling Slowly' on THE LATE SHOW! by Stage Tube

The cast of ONCE, the critically acclaimed new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, appeared on Late Show with David Letterman last night, March 29, where Steve Kazee and Cr…

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"Theater Talk" Welcomes "Smash" Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron March 30 by Andrew Gans

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron – executive producers of NBC's "Smash" and co-producers of the current Broadway revival of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying &nd…

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Mellor magic by The Stage

Despite being one of the UK's most successful screenwriters, creating hit television drama series such as Band of Gold, Fat Friends and Playing the Field, Kay Mellor has remained true to her…

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"Painting Churches" - A Quiet Play That Touches The Heart by Byrne Harrison

By Judd Hollander The Keen Company presents a heart-tugging tale about the perils of growing old and the fear of having one's life literally pulled out from under them in a powerful and inti…

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Teatr ZAR at MCA in Chicago by Mbeitiks

Culturebot contributor Meghan Moe Beitiks reports on Teatr ZAR at MCA in Chicago.

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PHOTO FLASH: Usher Attends Cirque du Soleil's Iris by Dan Bacalzo

International pop music star and Broadway veteran Usher attended a performance of the Cirque du Soleil show, Iris at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 29. Iris, written a…

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New Musical "Fly By Night" Began At Yale Summer Cabaret by Frank Rizzo

Set For Premiere in Dallas Theatre CenterYou expect seeing actors performing on the Yale Cabaret stage to go on to greater things.

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How Do You Direct a Revue? by Mark Blankenship

We ask the director of “Rated P For Parenthood” What does it take to direct a revue? A typical show follows one group of characters through a single story, but a revue, with its …

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"Beyond the Horizon" - Horizon Slips Away by Byrne Harrison

By Judd Hollander Eugene O'Neill's words touch the heart in his Pulitzer Prize-winning work Beyond the Horizon, a terribly haunting tale of three people battered and torn apart by the winds …

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Great News for Newsies: Review Round-Up by Loganne

If pirouettes impress, Newsies is your show. The new musical, which had an overwhelmingly successful debut last year at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, opened March 29 at the Nederla…

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Newsies Becomes "King of New York" on Opening Night

Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Fankhauser, John Dosset and the cast of Disney's Newsies joined Playbill to celebrate their opening night on Broadway, March 29. Desp…

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Fighting for their lives by The Stage

Independent Theatre Council chief executive Charlotte Jones investigates how companies working in the small and mid-scale sector have fared following Arts Council England funding cuts

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Lucille Lortel Awards nominations led by 'Once' and 'Tribes' by Gold Derby

Nominations for the 27th annual edition of the Lucille Lortel Awards were announced Thursday. The original off-Broadway production of the tuner "Once," based on the 2006 Oscar-winn…

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PHOTO FLASH: Marilu Henner, Alan Menken, Tommy Tune Celebrate Newsies Broadway Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, March 29, the Broadway production of Disney's new musical Newsies opened at the Nederlander Theatre with Jeff Calhoun at the helm and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. …

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After the Final Curtain with Noreen Heron & Associates at FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Noreen Heron & Associates

After the Final Curtain with Noreen Heron & Associates at FREUD'S LAST SESSION After The Final Curtain is a new web-series developed by Chicago based Public Relations, Marketing and…

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Mary Stout, Chelsea Barker, Scott Guthrie and More Cast in Musicals Tonight!'s Sitting Pretty by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for the Musicals Tonight! presentation of Jerome Kern's Sitting Pretty, which will be offered April 17-29 at The Lion Theatre.

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Don’t Dress for Dinner begins previews tonight by Amy Kass

Preview performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Broadway premiere production of Marc Camoletti’s classic farce Don’t Dress For Dinn…

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Allyson Harkey and Karen Lange to Star in Killing Women by Bethany Rickwald

Pinky Swear Productions is set to present the Washington DC premiere of Marisa Wegrzyn's Killing Women, April 18-May 12 at Spooky Action Theater. Jessica Aimone will direct. Killing W…

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"‘Tis Pity She's a Whore" - An interesting twist on a classic work by Byrne Harrison

By Judd Hollander The acclaimed acting troupe Cheek by Jowl tries a delicate balancing act, and for the most part succeeding, with their latest effort, a staging of John Ford's controversial…

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Feature: Year of the Producer: Caitlin Albery Beavan's Eureka Moment for Shivered

Philip Ridley returns to the Southwark Playhouse’s main house, following the success of Tender Napalm ...

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Actor Warren Stevens Has Died by Andy Propst

Actor Warren Stevens has died of lung disease, according to a report in The New York Times. He was 92. The actor made his Broadway debut in 1947 in Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, which sta…

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Broadway’s Hunger Games! by BroadwaySpotted

Welcome to the 1st ever Broadway Hunger Games! Broadway has become altogether too cushy. Equity minimum is going up, they’re fighting for their rights, shows are staying open, free La …

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How well should your creative team know each other? by Ken Davenport

The Broadway industry tends to be pretty insular . . . and the outside business world rarely pokes their head in our world to see what’s going on. But when they do, it’s pretty f…

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Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s ‘Ghost Brothers’ Musical by Wendell Brock

John Mellencamp and Stephen King have teamed up to write a musical ghost story, “The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” which starts previews in Atlanta on Wednesday.

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How well should your creative team know each other? by Ken Davenport

The Broadway industry tends to be pretty insular . . . and the outside business world rarely pokes their head in our world to see what's going on. But when they do, it's pretty fascinating. …

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Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland in ‘End of the Rainbow’ by Patrick Healy

Tracie Bennett, a British theater veteran, makes her Broadway debut in “End of the Rainbow” playing the daunting role of Judy Garland six months before her death.

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Kevin Smith has plans to take 'Clerks' to Broadway by Jamie Wetherbe

Kevin Smith has plans to follow up his movies "Clerks" and "Clerks II" with a third installment -- on Broadway.

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Watch Once Stars Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti Charm David Letterman on The Late Show by Broadway.com

Indie film-turned-hit musical Once took TV-land by storm on March 29 when the company brought their Broadway brand of Dublin pub music to The Late Show with David Letterman. The whole cast o…

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Marc Camoletti’s Sex Farce Don’t Dress For Dinner Arrives on Broadway by Broadway.com

The Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti’s French farce Don’t Dress For Dinner, starring Ben Daniels and Jennifer Tilly, begins previews March 30 at the American Airlines Theatre.…

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The Dumb Waiter and The Lover, Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh by Thom Dibdin

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh: Tensely comic, the European Arts Company production of this Pinter double bill sets off with a Dumb Waiter that intrigues but doesn't disturb. Nicholas Gas…

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Filichia Features: Remembering CANTERBURY TALES by Peter Filichia

March is about to turn into April – which will remind many of us the lines that we learned in high school, college or grad school: “When April with his showers sweet with fruit the droug…

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Plays by Adam Szymkowicz

I added an Amazon store of plays by playwrights I've interviewed, along with a few I haven't interviewed and a stray novel or two by playwrights I like.  You can get there by scrolling …

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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Celebrates Opening Night - Jeremy Jordan & More! by Walter McBride

Newsies opened last night, March 29, at the Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited performance run. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet at the celebratory after party and brings you phot…

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Game Change by Jill Dolan

Ed Harris and Julianne Moore as McCain and Palin in Game ChangeThe HBO-produced adaptation of Mark Halperin andJohn Heilemann’s best-selling 2009 book, GameChange centers on the John McCai…

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Michael Micalizzi, Kevyn Morrow, Johnny Ramey to Star in CENTERSTAGE's The Whipping Man by Bethany Rickwald

CENTERSTAGE will present Mathew Lopez's The Whipping Man, the season's final Classic Series production, April 4-May 13. Artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah will direct. The Whippi…

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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Theatre Arrivals! by Walter McBride

Newsies opened last night, March 29, at the Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited performance run. BroadwayWorld was there on the red carpet as the stars arrived for the show and brings…

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Eugene O'Neill, master of American theatre by Sarah Churchwell

O'Neill introduced psychological and social realism to the American stage. As his masterpiece Long Day's Journey into Night opens in the West End, Sarah Churchwell assesses his impact on mod…

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Off-Broadway's Carrie Will Be Filmed for Lincoln Center Library by Adam Hetrick

The MCC Theater revival of Carrie will be filmed for the Lincoln Center Library For The Performing Arts’ Theatre On Film and Tape Archive April 7, the day before the tale of teen horro…

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Playwright John Arden Has Died by Andy Propst

Playwright John Arden has died according to published reports. He was 81. Arden's plays include Sergeant Musgrave's Dance, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1959, in …

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2012 MAC Awards Winners Announced - Full Awards List by BroadwayWorld

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets amp Clubs announced the winners of the 2012 MAC Awards last night at the 26th Annual MAC Awards Show. The awards ceremony was held at B.B. King Blues Cl…

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HF36: The 2amt Challenge Redux by David J. Loehr

So you’re at the Humana Festival of New American Plays and you’ve got a few minutes. You’ve seen the art, you’ve looked at the gifts, you’ve had a bourbon. Mayb…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Watch a Preview of Upcoming "Smash" Episode, "Hell on Earth" (Video) by Michael Gioia

The next episode of the new musical drama "Smash," which is titled "Hell on Earth," will air April 2 at 10 PM ET on NBC. Here is a first look at the upcoming episode.

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Sound Advice: "Once" Broadway Cast Recording by Rob Lester

Once upon a time it was easier to define and identify the typical "Broadway"/musical theatre sound and style.

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Review Round-up: Edwards shines in The King's Speech

Hot on the heels of the Oscar-winning 2010 film, David Seidler’s original stage version of The King’s Speech opened at Wyndham’s Theatre this week (28 March 2012, previews …

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Letter: Arts council can do more for rural touring by The Stage

I read the article describing Northumberland Theatre Company's struggle to continue touring March 22, page 4) with great sadness. Didn't this newspaper recently print a piece reporting that …

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Letter: Sorting out the facts on Ayr's Gaiety Theatre by The Stage

We welcome your positive coverage of the recent developments at the Gaiety (Ayr's Gaiety Theatre moves closer to reopening, Stage online, March 27), and would like to add a few more details …

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Letter: British take on Curtains overdue by The Stage

Kander and Ebb, who gave us Chicago and Cabaret, also wrote and scored Curtains. But despite opening in Los Angeles and running for over 500 performances on Broadway, it has never been perfo…

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Viva Patshiva (Re) Opens Tonight! by Trav S.D.

Viva Patshiva is the infectious Romany-inspired musical by old pal Mr. David Jenness. Its virtues are many…from the traditional Hungarian folk melodies you’ll never get out of yo…

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Letter: In search of the truth by The Stage

I am very much looking forward to seeing Caroline O'Connor as Momma Rose in Gypsy in a couple of weeks' time at the Curve in Leicester.

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Letter: Ancestors in the archive by The Stage

PJ Jones, who wanted to find out about the theatrical career of Talbot Homewood (March 15, Stage Talk, page 9), could do no better than consult The Stage online archive, where he will find 1…

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Ambassador Theater celebrates spring with Bulgarian festival on Sunday by Lorraine Treanor

The slump is over for DC area theatregoeers. After more than a week without any openings, audiences have five new openings to consider this weekend, SWAN day on Saturday,and, on Sunday, a mo…

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Art spotlight: Sharon Louden

Plus Dyani White Hawk and "365D."

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Agony and Ecstasy Edition by Teresa Eyring

“But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.” -Tennessee Williams, The Glass…

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Boneau/Bryan-Brown Congratulates Our 2012 Lucille Lortel Nominees by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN CONGRATULATES OUR 2012 LUCILLE LORTEL NOMINEES Nominations for the 27th annual Lucille Lortel Awards, celebrating excellence in Off-Broadway theatre, were announced today.…

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Eric Michael Gillett, Marilyn Maye, Terese Genecco Among 2012 MAC Award Winners by Michael Gioia

The 26th Annual MAC Awards, hosted by Jason Graae, were presented by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs March 29 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. 

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The Odyssey Theatre and The Evidence Room to Present Anton Chekhov's Ivanov by Bethany Rickwald

The Odyssey Theatre and the Evidence Room will present a co-production of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, translated by Paul Schmidt, April 14-June 3 at Odyssey Theatre. Bart DeLorenzo will di…

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Oddball theater on the rise in Philadelphia region by Howard Shapiro

In Mount Holly, the 10-person audience sits around a séance table. In Society Hill, folks with beers and slices of pizza look on at dinnertime as little one-acts unfold.

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Tom Mison, Joshua McGuire Set for Royal Court's Posh West End Transfer by Andy Propst

The Royal Court Theatre has announced complete casting for Laura Wade's Posh, to run May 11 - August 4 at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre, according to a report on Whats…

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Rev picks up four prizes at the BPG TV and Radio Awards by Matthew Hemley

BBC2's Rev has picked up four prizes at this year's Broadcasting Press Guild TV and Radio Awards, with the show winning best comedy and its co-star Olivia Colman named best actress.

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Bliss review: A wry look at the cult of celebrity by Robert Crew

This extraordinarily imaginative and challenging little play uses Céline Dion as a point of departure.

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Liberty: A Monumental New Musical to Play Connecticut's Warner Theatre by Brian Scott Lipton

Liberty: A Monumental New Musical will premeire at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut, June 30-July 14. Igor Goldin will direct the show, which will feature musical direction by …

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Review Roundup: NEWSIES Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews! by Review Roundups

Newsies opened tonight, March 29th, at Broadways Nederlander Theatre for a limited run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. What's the critics have to say…

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Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Opening Night Curtain Call! by Walter McBride

Newsies, the new American musical opened last night at the Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited performance run. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the entire evening and here is t…

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Gavin Creel Cast as Elder Price on ‘Book of Mormon’ Tour by David Rogers

Tony nominee Gavin Creel has been tapped to play Elder Price in the upcoming national tour of “The Book of Mormon.” The announcement is the first casting announcement for the upcoming to…

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#FollowFriday (3/29/12) by BroadwaySpotted

Welcome back to #FollowFriday. For my last suggestion of the month of March, I bring you…Peter and the Starcatcher. Known on twitter as @Starcatcherbway. But, BroadwaySpotted! I can he…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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The Beatles Tribute Let It Be to Play West End's Prince of Wales Theatre in September by Andy Propst

Let It Be, a new show that pays tribute to The Beatles, will play the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre, running September 14 - January 19. The opening is timed to coincide with the 5…

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James McMenamin, Elizabeth Stanley for Philadelphia Theatre Company's reasons to be pretty by Brian Scott Lipton

Philadelphia Theatre Company has announced casting and creative team for its production for Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty, to run May 25-June 24 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The…

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PHOTO FLASH: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, BD Wong at Rosie's Theater Kids Event by Dan Bacalzo

BD Wong hosted Rosie's Theater Kids' Passing It On at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on Tuesday, March 27. The event featured the young participants in the program performing a sho…

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James McMenamin, Elizabeth Stanley Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's reasons to be pretty by Brian Scott Lipton

Philadelphia Theatre Company has announced casting and creative team for its production for Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty, to run May 25-June 24 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The…

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Review: Romeo and Juliet by Laura Turner

Romeo and Juliet is the ultimate whirlwind romance. Taking place over the course of just five days, generations critics and directors  have struggled to accept the sheer speed with which ev…

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A Tale of Two Cities up for best drama at the Sony Awards by Matthew Hemley

BBC Radio 4's A Tale of Two Cities, which starred Robert Lindsay and Alison Steadman, is up for best drama at this year's Sony Radio Academy Awards.

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Off The Shelf: new playtexts and a writers’ handbook by Laura Turner

The best of Nick Hern Books' recently published playtexts, and something for writers from Oberon Books.

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Latest Broadway News! Hunter Parish, Newsies and More! by TheaterMania

Latest Broadway News! Hunter Parish, Newsies and More! Latest Broadway News! Hunter Parish, Newsies Cast Album, Constantine Maroulis, Megan Hilty and More! From: theatermania Views: 71 …

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Review: The American Clock ***

Arthur Miller’s 1980 drama is partially based on a documentary history by Studs Terkel recounting individuals’ experiences of the Great Depression of the 1930s. Miller creates a …

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Weekly Round Up with David Singletary (3/30/12) by BroadwaySpotted

Each Friday David Singletary takes Broadway fans through the most fun and important events of the previous week! Have something you think belongs in our next weekly round up? Email us! Spott…

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Cast Announced for West End Run of Laura Wade's Posh at Duke of York's by Mark Shenton

The cast has been announced for the West End revival of Laura Wade's Posh, originally produced by the Royal Court Theatre, which begins performances at the Duke of York's Theatre May…

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John Bucchino, Eric Michael Gillett, Marilyn Maye Receive MAC Awards by Dan Bacalzo

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presented the 2012 MAC Awards at a ceremony held at B.B. King Blues Club, on Thursday, March 29. The show was directed by Lennie Watts and p…

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Weekly Round Up With David Singletary (3/30/12) by BroadwaySpotted

Weekly Round Up With David Singletary (3/30/12) Each Friday David Singletary takes Broadway fans through the most fun and important events of the previous week! Have something you think bel…

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Let It Be, Theatrical Concert Celebration of the Beatles, to Open at West End's Prince of Wales by Mark Shenton

Let It Be, a theatrical concert showcasing the songs of The Beatles, is to begin performances at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre Sept. 14, prior to an official opening Sept. 24, f…

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Beatles Musical LET IT BE Set for September 14 Opening at Prince of Wales Theatre by BroadwayWorld

It is fifty years since THE BEATLES released their first single Love Me Do in October 1962. To celebrate, Londons Prince of Wales Theatre will welcome LET IT BE, a new West End production fe…

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4Words - Boiling Point/Not Some Kind of Sideshow/Stranded/Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit, Arts Centre, Washington by Laura Fraine

Arts Centre, Washington: Tomorrow night (March 31) marks Northumberland Theatre Company's final performance as an Arts Council England-funded organisation. The company has spent 20 year…

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Tennessee Williams clunker best left behind by Robert Crew

Even the most ardent Tennessee Williams fan will admit that the Great Man wrote the occasional clunker. And Vieux Carré is generally reckoned to be one of them.

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Finalist Eliminated on "American Idol"; Eight Remain by Andrew Gans

Following the nationwide vote, finalist Heejun Han was eliminated on the March 29 broadcast of the famed singing competition "American Idol."

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‘Shovel in the Dirt: A Grave Digger’s Musical (Replotted)’ at The EMP Collective by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

Delve deep into the darkness with The Stillpointe Theatre Initiative’s production of Shovel in the Dirt: A Grave Digger’s Musical (Replotted). Hosted at the EMP Collective of Baltimore, …

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Coming Attractions in Underground Music: April 2012 by David Cooper

April brings the Together Electronic Music Festival. I’ve listed my highlights. Full listings for the Together Festival can be found here: http://togetherboston.com/.     By Davi…

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McCarter "Travesties" by Bob Rendell

Even under ideal conditions, Tom Stoppard's fast-paced, verbally and intellectually playful 1974 vaudevillian lark Travesties requires most viewers to work almost as hard as its thespian int…

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Cirque Mandingue: Fote Fore, Roundhouse, London by Liz Arratoon

Roundhouse, London: Cirque Mandingue opens the third edition of CircusFest - the Roundhouse's biennial circus festival - with the world premiere of its first production, Fote Fore. Read…

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Feature: Are mystery tweets selling theatre seats?

Sick of theatre companies with 'digital diarrhoea' who use Twitter every five seconds, churning out tweets that say "Come see this AMAZING show at insert venue here at our TOTALLY-nearly-not…

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NY Producers Eying John Doyle's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Cincinnati? by Rialto Chatter

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is where Doyle debuted his actor-musician production of Sondheim and George Furth's COMPANY which transferred to Broadway in 2006. The production earned …

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Fuse Book Review: “The Last Nude” — An Engaging Historical Fiction About Seductive Surfaces by Franklin Einspruch

Even though she covers herself with demurely crossed arms, her gaze could burn holes through fabric. If it looks like the artist had a predilection for strong, bosomy girls, well, there's a …

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Photo Coverage: Charles Messina's TENEMENT PLAYS by Linda Lenzi

Shortened Attention Span is presenting THE TENEMENT PLAYS, an evening of one acts by playwright Charles Messina at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre 50 West 13th Street on Thursday, March 29…

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Canadian impresario denied appeal against fraud charges by Al Emid

Canadian theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky yesterday lost his last bid to avoid a jail term connected to a 2009 fraud conviction related to the bankruptcy of Toronto-based Livent Inc.

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Feature: INTERVIEW: Caissie Levy Is Gaga for Ghost by Nick Orlando

Caissie Levy has wowed audiences in such shows as Hairspray, Wicked, Rent, and most notably, the Broadway revival of Hair, in which she played Sheila. Now, Levy has returned to New York to …

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BWW's On This Day - March 30, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Jabadao inspired BBC1 Lottery drama, says Kay Mellor by The Stage

Fat Friends creator Kay Mellor has revealed that the loss of Arts Council England funding suffered by Leeds-based dance organisation Jabadao inspired her to write her new BBC1 drama, The Syn…

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$80,000 – $130,000 grants for devised works by Lorraine Treanor

Thanks to Hip-Hop Theater Festival for Eblasting this news. The National Theater Project (NTP)‘s Creation & Touring Grants provide funds for creation and touring of collaborative, …

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When stage actors really do break a leg by Mark Lawson

In the first of a new series that puts theatre's hidden stories in the spotlight, Mark Lawson looks at the dramatic effect that an awkward fall or twanged hamstring can have on a productionO…

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West End revival of Posh reveals full casting by Alistair Smith

Full casting has been announced for the West End revival of Laura Wade's Posh, which premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2010.

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News: Tributes paid to playwright & activist John Arden

Tributes have been paid to playwright John Arden, who died on Wednesday (28 March 2012) at the age of 81. Arden rose to prominence at the Royal Court in the 1950s, with his best known play …

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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A Moon for the Misbegotten by StageGrade

Are critics over the moon about "A Moon for the Misbegotten"?

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Review: Newsies by Frank Scheck

It’s a hard knock life for the newsboys in Newsies, the stage adaptation of the flop 1992 Disney musical film that has become a cult favorite. When the ragtag group of orphans and runa…

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The American Clock, Finborough, London by Gerald Berkowitz

Finborough, London: Arthur Miller's 1980 drama, here in a 1986 version, is a collage of snapshots of the American experience of the 1929 stock market crash and the decade of Depression …

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Short Shorts 29: Broadway's recycling and repacking tendencies by Mark Shenton

Is there a more green place than Broadway when it comes to recycling, repacking and re-using old materials? I arrived in New York last night for my regular spring catch-up on the new season …

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Friday Roundup: Don't Tweet MY Address!? by Don Hall

Dwelling on the GoodIn past split ups in my romantic life, my tendency has been to victimize myself and sit in my juices remembering all of the fights and misunderstandings, feeling injured …

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Cynthia Nixon, Blair Underwood and More Set to Discuss 'Hard Acts to Follow' at Sardi's Today by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Desk will present its special annual Panel Discussion and Luncheon at Sardis today, titled Its a Hard Act To Follow, exploring the challenges confronting stars in current New York …

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Two performers stand out in 'Bucket of Blood,' Living Room's horror movie adaptation

Tongue-in-cheek post-modernism gets a thorough workout in the Living Room production of "A Bucket of Blood," a show in which the performers on stage appear to having at least as much fun as …

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'Satan’s Whore, Victoria Woodhull' by Robert Windeler

Richard Geha’s interminable “Satan’s Whore, Victoria Woodhull,” at Theater for the New City, gets lost in Geha’s obsession with Woodhull’s sexual histor…

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Blog: Shivers & delights of great art

At last, at last, a truly dull and boring piece of music in the wonderful wall-to-wall Schubertiad filling the BBC Radio 3 airwaves all this week: a live (make that half-dead) performance of…

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Cirque Mandingue / The Great Spalvados, Roundhouse, London (3/5, 4/5)

Cirque Mandingue, who open the Roundhouse’s Circusfest season, have strong and exuberant acrobats, slightly hampered by a clichéd sense of theatre. The core team do pyramid balancing, tum…

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Beatles tribute show to play West End by Alistair Smith

Let it Be, a tribute show to The Beatles, will open in the West End this September.

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John Arden by Michael Coveney

Playwright whose work combined poetry, politics and passionOne of the most significant British playwrights of the late 1950s and early 60s, John Arden, who has died aged 81, was in later lif…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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The Duchess of Malfi

Legit Reviews||Abroad: A traditional presentation but with none of the stuffiness that description might imply.

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Blog: Shivers and delights of great art

At last, at last, a truly dull and boring piece of music in the wonderful wall-to-wall Schubertiad filling the BBC Radio 3 airwaves all this week: a live (make that half-dead) performance of…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 04:38AM

Filumena by John Morrison

Michael Attenborough's production of this play didn't work for me, and I'm trying to puzzle out why. There's a splendid central performance by Samantha Spiro as Filumena, the Neapolitan ex-p…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Why Is It So Hard To Open A New Play On Broadway?

The Wall Street Journal 03/30/12

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Review: Uncle Vanya ****

The Print Room has rapidly established itself as an essential fringe venue in an atmospheric converted warehouse in Westbourne Grove, and its first classic, Uncle Vanya, thrives on a “…

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Chicago Theater Review: FELA! (Oriental Theatre in Chicago) by Dan Zeff

ONE EXCLAMATION POINT IN THE TITLE IS NOT ENOUGH Audience enjoyment of Fela! at the Oriental Theatre will be in direct proportion to the viewer’s capacity to absorb more than two hours of …

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News: Beatles tribute show Let it Be opens at Prince of Wales in Sep

A new show paying tribute to The Beatles will open at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre in September to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of "Love Me Do". Running from 24 Septem…

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News: Casting announced for West End transfer of Wade's Posh

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Posh, Laura Wade’s Bullingdon Club satire that premiered at the Royal Court in 2010. The production runs at the Duke of York…

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Broadway Theater Review: NEWSIES (Nederlander Theatre, NYC) by Thomas Antoinne

GOOD NEWSIES, BAD NEWSIES A few months ago, the New York theatre community was all abuzz with the announcement that the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Newsies was transferring to Broadwa…

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Jesus Christ Superstar by Carey Purcell

O.M.G. Jesus Christ is back on Broadway! While the above statement may appear irreverent – I’ll admit, I cringed while typing it – it is an appropriate representation of the se…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Appear on Theater Talk This Weekend by BroadwayWorld

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron executive producers of NBC TVs just-renewed series Smash, and currently represented on Broadway with the popular revival of the Frank Loesser musical Ho…

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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'Barrymore' comes to Aspen stage by Janet Urquhart

ASPEN - Before there was Drew, there was John.Or, as the Hudson Reed Ensemble puts it, before their was Olivier, and before there was Brando, there was Barrymore.The Aspen theater company pr…

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Musical Madness- The Final Four! by Dan Mason

by: Dan Mason (@djdan1079) The road to the final four has not been an “Easy Street” (ask 3rd round casualty, Miss Hannigan). “Impossible Dreams” were crushed (Don Qui…

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Photo Coverage: SpeakEasy Stage Company Honors Broadway's Alice Ripley and Boston's Paula Plum by Jan Nargi

In its 21st Anniversary Gala, SpeakEasy Stage Company of Boston pays tribute to Alice Ripley, the Tony Award-winning star of Next to Normal, the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical currently…

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March Leftovers by Peter Filichia

March came in like a lion thanks to Shelly Burch's dynamic act at the Metropolitan Room. How nice to welcome back to town this lady whom we haven't seen since "Nine," a quarter-cen…

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You 'Fess up to Your Theatrical Crimes by Peter Filichia

Some weeks ago, I told of the theatrical crimes I committed – for missing such shows as Song of Norway, Coco, and Drat! The Cat! Turns out I’m not the only theatrical criminal. P…

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Yea, a Daniel! by Peter Filichia

Every business keeps a ledger of debits and credits. Shall we count each in the current revival of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying? Director-choreographer Rob Ashford has de…

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TT: The truth about Neil Simon

In today's Wall Street Journal drama column, I report with the utmost enthusiasm on an off-Broadway revival of Lost in...

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TT: Why can't straight plays make it on Broadway?

In today's Wall Street Journal "Sightings" column, I offer a hard-boiled answer to a heartfelt question. Here's an excerpt. *...

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TT: Almanac

"The critics? No, I have nothing but compassion for them. How can I hate the crippled, the mentally deficient, and...

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#ROAMarchMadness Round 2

The Broadway smash hit musical ROCK OF AGES is celebrating a little March Madness! of their own this year, lining up sixteen competitors for the ‘raddest Rock of Ages song!’ Th…

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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.'

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Theater review: 'Fela!' a swirl of African jams, justice by Chris Jones

Tony Award-winning production aptly tells tale of man who used music to stir activism, agitation in good measure in native Nigeria Deep into "Fela!," when Fela Anikulapo-Kuti stands defiant…

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MADCO looks backward and forward in anniversary performance

The program for the dance company's 35th anniversary moves from classical pieces to modern.

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Q&A: Actor John Preece makes a career in 'Fiddler on the Roof'

John Preece, who stars in the production of "Fiddler on the Roof" that opens Tuesday at the Peabody, knows his part inside-out.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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First class for ‘Merrily’ by Michael Riedel

After years of sitting through productions of his moving but stubbornly flawed musical “Merrily We Roll Along,” Stephen Sondheim has finally found the one he likes best. And I don’t me…

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Nothing fishy about this sweet ‘Pipe Dream’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Watching “Pipe Dream” at City Center, you have to pinch yourself now and then to make sure you’re not hallucinating. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1955 show — presented in concert by E…

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Striking ensemble is on tap by Elisabeth Vincentelli

As Disney shows go, “Newsies — The Musical” covers all the familiar bases: a wily scamp of a hero matched with a plucky girl, a blustery villain, and a young smarty-pants overcoming ev…

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Profile: Zach Fraser of The Game of Love and Chance by The Charlebois Post

Trish Lindström and Zach Fraser inThe Game of Love and Chance (photo credit: lucetg.com)Globetrotting on a Bicycle......with a Puppet by Amanda SiinoHalifax, London, Paris, Singapore, …

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Lenore DeKoven by League of Professional Theatre Women

Director, Educator, Author New York, New York USA What play or production changed your life? The Eternal Road, a monumental historical morality play, written by Franz Werfel, directed by the…

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Death of a Salesman and Notes from Elia Kazan; Last Chance: Encores' Pipe Dream; Berlin's American Musical Theater; Remembering a Great Tenor; Celebra by Ellis Nassour

Much has been written about the current revival of Arthur Miller'sTony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Death of a Salesman. There have been raves and sniping. Many have written that…

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'Once' leads Lortel noms

Legit News: Musical lands 7 bids for Off Broadway kudos

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Kirsten Greenidge, a local playwright, turns to her family’s past for a world premiere at the Huntington Theatre by Laura Collins-Hughes

The details of Medford playwright Kirsten Greenidge’s “The Luck of the Irish’’ are artistic inventions, but Greenidge’s inspiration was her own family history: …

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Look | 'Newsies' Musical Opens on Broadway by Richard Hake

"Newsies," a new Disney musical starring Jeremy Jordan, opened on Broadway Thursday night at the Nederlander Theatre. The 1992 film of the same name was a box-office failure. This staged pro…

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Roadside, With Ryan Alexander, Janine DiVita, Ed Watts, Begins Mufti Run March 30 by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The Musicals in Mufti presentation of Roadside, staged as part of the The Tom Jones Festival at the York Theatre Company's Off-Broadway home, begins its weekend of performances March 30.

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Monkee Business, Featuring Songs of The Monkees, Premieres March 30 at Manchester Opera House by Michael Gioia

Monkee Business, Peter Benedict's new musical that features the music of American pop rock group The Monkees, begins its world-premiere engagement March 30 at the Manchester Opera House …

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Long Day's Journey, Staged by Robin Phillips, Begins March 30; Helen Carey, Peter Michael Goetz Star by Kenneth Jones

Helen Hayes Award winner and Tony Award nominee Helen Carey plays drug-addicted Mary Tyrone opposite Peter Michael Goetz as husband and aging actor James Tyrone, Sr., in Arena Stage's ne…

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DIVA TALK: Chatting With Carrie Star Molly Ranson 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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Don't Dress for Dinner, With Ben Daniels, Jennifer Tilly, Spencer Kayden, Makes Broadway Premiere by Kenneth Jones

Roundabout Theatre Company opens the door on Marc Camoletti's sex farce Don't Dress for Dinner, a sequel to Boeing-Boeing, March 30 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Ben D…

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Judith of Bethulia, Starring Charles Busch, Mary Testa and Jennifer Cody, Debuts in NYC March 30 by Adam Hetrick

Judith of Bethulia, Tony Award-nominated playwright Charles Busch's latest stage comedy that takes on the 1914 silent Hollywood Biblical epic, begins performances March 30 at the Theater…

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Pearson to Stage and Film

Legit News: Former agent is new executive director

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Gotham pros build strong stage roots

Legit News: Innovative Artists at 25

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