Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Culturebot and The New Criticism by Andy Horwitz

Culturebot founder Andy Horwitz talks about where we've been and where we're going in a manifesto, of sorts, gazing into the future.

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/31/2012's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3312012.

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Remember the time by Elisabeth Vincentelli

It's tough enough to fill an arena when you have a superstar. What do you do without one? If somebody could come up with a solution, it’s Cirque du Soleil, whose latest spectacle, “Micha…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Yussef El Guindi's Pilgrims Musa and Sheri Wins Steinberg New Play Award; Two Others Cited by Kenneth Jones

Yussef El Guindi's Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, a play about immigration and assimilation, was named winner of the $25,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for …

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MDQ Rock Minneapolis - Brown Eyed Handsome Man by Million Dollar Quartet

MDQ Rock Minneapolis - Brown Eyed Handsome Man The touring cast of "Million Dollar Quartet" performs "Brown Eyed Handsome Man'" at the Mall of America in Minneapolis…

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Play-by-play by Jed Gottlieb

If all that warm weather had you thinking Shakespeare in the park, back up. It's cold again, and jumping straight...

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Martin Sheen Joins FX's 'Anger Management' by BroadwayWorld

According to, Charlie Sheen told Access Hollywood that his real life dad, Martin Sheen will play his dad on the new FX series, 'Anger Management' premiering on June 26.

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Dermot Mulroney Joins HBO's 'Enlightened' by BroadwayWorld reported that Dermot Mulroney has been offered a recurring role on the second season of HBO's 'Enlightened.'

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Review: L-VIS Live! (Victory Gardens Theater) by Scotty Zacher

In little more than an hour, Chicago performer Kevin Coval conjures up a raw craving that earns its audience. Part os Victory Gardens' “Fresh Squeezed” Series, Coval's performance build …

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Zoetic & McKeever’s Moscow Is Rich Comedy With a Heavy Load by Bill Hirschman

Michael McKeever's Moscow’s in its world premiere by Zoetic Stage in the Adrienne Arsht Center’s intimate Carnival Studio Theater is rich in so many ways with deep characters, dialogue t…

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The Drama Desk Unites Blair Underwood, Cynthia Nixon, Michael McKean, Hunter Parrish, Lynne Meadow at Sardis Luncheon by Sandi Durell

Just how difficult is it to play an iconic role?  Or “It’s A Hard Act To Follow.” That was the topic for the distinguished panel on March 30th, moderated by Elysa Gardner of USA Today…

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A room of my own: Julian Clary by Richard Rogers

The comic and writer in the living room of his ancient Ashford house, which was once the home of Noël CowardAfter the wonderful welcome from Julian Clary's dog Valerie, the first thing you …

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The Duchess of Malfi; I Dreamed a Dream; Vera Vera Vera – review by Susannah Clapp

Old Vic, London; Theatre Royal, Newcastle; Royal Court, LondonJohn Webster was for Bernard Shaw the "Tussaud laureate": a playwright of waxy gore. Today he can look like the Damien Hirst dra…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber calls for help to save crumbling theatres by Dalya Alberge

Theatres Protection Fund to receive £125,000 from Andrew Lloyd Webber, with call for other successful writers and producers to give something backAndrew Lloyd Webber is calling on successfu…

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The Duchess of Malfi, The Old Vic, London The King's Speech, Wyndham's, London Uncle Vanya, Print Room, London

She is determined to wed the man she loves. In John Webster's grisly Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malfi – staged by Jamie Lloyd – Eve Best plays the titular heroine as a naturally sen…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Show People: Kerry Butler by

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 m…

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David Costabil, Rebecca Creskoff, Dermot Mulroney & Martin Sheen Join USA, HBO & FX Shows by BroadwayWorld

According to David Costabile will have a recurring role on the upcoming season of the USA series, 'Suits.' Rebecca Creskoff has signed on to join the upcoming season of 'Covert …

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Jungle throws a Pinter 'Party'

"The Birthday Party" by Harold Pinter goes on about seemingly mundane details while hinting at bigger, darker themes.

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Review: (Calgary) Mary's Wedding by The Charlebois Post

Wedding BelleMary gets married at ATPby Ryan HurlIt is the night before Mary’s Wedding. We are invited into a dream. Some say dreams are the mind's way of filtering through information, ab…

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"Newsies" Gets A Warm Welcome On Broadway

The 1992 live-action Disney film, "Newsies," is now a splashy Broadway musical, and NY1's Frank DiLella filed this report on the show's opening night

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Review: Pippin (Music Theatre Company) by Scotty Zacher

Jessica Redish's choreography is astounding – the sure highlight of the production. When the Pippin ensemble dances, the audience murmurs appreciation between moments of utter awe. If onl…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Jewtopia Film to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival by Brian Scott Lipton

The film version of Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson's hit play Jewtopia will have its world premiere on Thursday, April 26 as part of the Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, Calif…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Weekend Agenda: Gavin Creel Goes to Orlandooooo Edition by Lucky

Well this is a new one for The Craptacular. We’re updating live from the theater. It’s intermission at End of the Rainbow and this is what we’ll be gabbing about until the …

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The Best Man, a Political Drama Wrapped in Star Packaging, Is Back on Broadway by Harry Haun

James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack and John Larroquette are among the many boldface names on the ticket of Gore Vidal's election-year revival, The Best Man.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Mad Puppeteer On The Loose! – Lunatic Cunning at Dixon Place by Andy Horwitz

James Godwin - he of Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement fame - brings his mad puppeteering skills to Dixon Place in his first new show in a long time. Lunatic Cunning should prove to delight and a…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

InDepth InterView: Dana Rowe & BROTHER RUSSIA by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are talking to the composing half of one of the most talented and consistently exciting songwriting teams in musical theatre, DempseyRowe - the force behind ZOMBIE PROM, THE FIX, TH…

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‘The Belle of Amherst’ at Bay Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

“A word is dead when it is said,” some say. Emily Dickinson says that it just begins to live that day. And there are many words that are given great life, even a few worth tippin…

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Fuse Theater Review: All Glory to “Gatz” — “The Great Gatsby” Takes the Stage by Arts Fuse Editor

In "Gatz," F Scott Fitzgerald’s words come at the audience like bullets because they are so relevant to so much of American life today. And create the kind of catharsis, that peculiar com…

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Now. Here. This. Will Have You Cosmically in Tune by Suzanna Bowling

Now. Here. This. Will Have You Cosmically in Tune: I really loved “Now. Here. This.”at the Vineyard Theater. I had not seen “Title of Show,” so I had no comparison. The show is writt…

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Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest – The Elephant Room at St Ann’s Warehouse by Suzanna Bowling

Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest - The Elephant Room at St Ann’s Warehouse: Stupid magic, even stupider actors and off color jokes are what you are in for at St. Ann’s Warehouse “Elephant Room…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)

The No. 1 Reason To See: Jesus Christ Superstar by Jesse North

The most raucous version of Sunday mass is back on Broadway with the new revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Andrew Lloyd webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera has been brought back to the s…

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Meanwhile, on stage only till tomorrow . . . by Thomas Garvey

I'd love to argue more over The Andersen Project, but I'm afraid I have to run now to TOMÁŠ KUBÍNEK:CERTIFIED LUNATIC & MASTER OF THE IMPOSSIBLE (above), which is the other show at Ar…

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Larry disagrees! by Thomas Garvey

Fans of critical bickering may enjoy this.  After my poke at Larry Stark's "What's a real play, Tom?? Please enlighten us!!" note in my review of The Play About the Baby, I got this ema…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/31- HAIR by Stage Tube

Today in 2009, the second Broadway revival of HAIR opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 519 performances. Hair The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)

The Next Steps for DEMOCRACY by Jeffrey Alexander Lewonczyk

American Democracy has been called a “great experiment,” and the Democracy project at The Brick was created with that idea in mind. This means that, as with all experiments, the conclusi…

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Review: The Gospels of Childhood Triptych (Teatr ZAR) by Scotty Zacher

Challenging, nervy and above all, beautiful, *Gospels of Childhood Triptych* is a stunning performance piece of sweeping thematic grandeur and affecting personal closeness. Highly Recommend…

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Review: (Montreal) Intimate Apparel by The Charlebois Post

Lucinda Davis and Quincy Armorer (photo credit: Unchangeable PastCentaur has a dynamite cast for the Apparelby Sarah DeshaiesWho hasn't tried to envision what their forebears'…

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Broadway Review: ONCE

Just when I was thinking I was going to have to stab my eyes out because another movie is being turned into another mediocre Broadway musical,  something special comes along. &n…

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Kravis on Bway: Catch Me If You Can, Maroulis in Jekyll & Hyde, Priscilla, Poppins, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys by Bill Hirschman

By choosing its own schedule, the Kravis Center has several titles in its 2012-2013 slate of musicals on national tours that you won’t see at the Broward Center or the Arsht Center as the …

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Kline winners will finally get their awards

There's going to be something different about the Kevin Kline awards this year.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at American University by Don Michael Mendoza by Don Michael Mendoza

Since the regional rights were released in 2010, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – conceived by Rebecca Feldman, music and lyrics by William Finn, and a Tony Award-winning book …

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At ACT Theatre: A 'First Date' that really clicks

"First Date," a new musical premiering at ACT Theatre, is a frisky, funny and warmhearted look at a blind date between two skeptical daters. Through May 20.

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The Japan Society of Boston Presented An Evening of Kabuki Dance. by Arts Fuse Editor

Recently, Bostonians were privileged to witness Kotoji Bando and his troupe in a lavish display of disciplined dance, song, and instrumental music.

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Dream Cast: Sweeney Todd BACKWARDS by BroadwaySpotted

More than anything, when I see something I think could or should be a show, I love to speculate about who would play what roles. I love the way casting works and I love sticking my favorite,…

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Theatre review: A Tennessee Williams experiment, and Sia proves war is hell by Robert Cushman

Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carre is one of his late plays, worked on over many years and first staged in 1977. It harks back both to the New Orleans setting of A Streetcar Named Desire and …

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)

A Playwright’s Responsibility by Stephen Spotswood

I’ve been thinking more and more about my responsibility as an artist. And just typing that feels a little weird—the idea that artists have responsibilities other than to their art. But …

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Soundcheck: Very Superstitious by David Cote and Stuart Vyse

Given the number of things that can go wrong with a production, it’s no wonder that performers are a superstitious bunch. There are just some things you don’t do. Whistle backstage? Neve…

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BROADWAY RECALL: Everyone Still Wears a Hat! by Michael Dale

Since its first edition in 1987, the annual Easter Bonnet Competition has capped off weeks of fundraising for Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS with dozens of shows from Broadway, Off-Broadwa…

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Wit’s End Tonight by Trav S.D.

Wit’s End and the Dorothy Parker Society invite you to celebrate the social life of the Jazz Age at the Bootlegger Social with the Red Hook Ramblers! Saturday, March 31st, 7pm-Midnight Alw…

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Stars of Vaudeville #466: Eddie Quillan by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Eddie Quillan (1907-1990). Quillian was a man with many show biz lives. 1) He started out with his parents and siblings in the family vaudeville act “The Risin…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)

$15 dollar Tickets To Musicals In Mufti Today and Tomorrow by (administrator)

Special Discount Ticket For Broadway Showbiz Readers and Corine's Corner readers. Corine's CornerREADERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT MUST MENTION CODE SHOWBIZ.     The Tom Jones Series ROADSI…

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Coming Attractions in Film: April 2012 by Arts Fuse Editor

It’s film festival time! That means you need to stretch, exercise, and drink plenty of liquids because there’s a lot to see. The month is capped with an amazing line up of 66 features at…

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March Leftovers by Peter Filichia

It was the month that we had The Sixth Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant, with the immensely talented Andrew Chappelle from Mamma Mia! taking the crown. But Andrew's such a nice young man that …

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BWW's On This Day - March 31, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Feature: INTERVIEW: The Good Wife's Mary Beth Peil Plays The Morini Strad. by Brian Scott Lipton

The popular actress discusses her new play at Primary Stages, along with her work in Follies, and her hit CBS drama.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Why "Now. Here. This." is Not for Me by Jan Simpson

“What do you do,” a friend once asked me.  “If you don’t like something that everyone else likes?”  Well, we’re about to find out right now.  Because I really didn…

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Je-sus Christ Su-per-star – Webber/Rice rock opera resurrected –OMG! by Oscar E Moore

Jesus never had it so bad.  First was the mediocre revival of GODSPELL and now this - the resurrection of the very famous, extremely profitable, completely sung through 1971 rock opera by A…

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Boxing It Up by Don Hall

The substance of stuff is that which we endow it with. The substance of people in our lives is the same.Packing things up to move - away, on, out - is it's own strange ritual that involves …

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Matthew Hydzik, Melissa van der Schyff and More Set for Engeman Theater's Broadway Concert Series Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its next special event in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, March 31 at 8 PM .

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Los Angeles Theater Review: LINCOLN – AN AMERICAN STORY (Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena) by Tony Frankel

THE DISNEYFICATION OF LINCOLN’S DEATH In many ways, Hershey Felder is a theater machine. In his four previous self-crafted one-man shows, the earnest and multi-talented actor/pianist/c…

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Chicago Theater Review: CASCABEL (Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago) by Dan Zeff

IF FOOD BE THE MUSIC OF LOVE, EAT ON The Lookingglass production of Cascabel is the toughest ticket in Chicago this side of The Book of Mormon. The hook of the show is the menu prepared by c…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)

David Costablie, Rebecca Creskoff, Dermot Mulroney, Martin Sheen Join TV Series by Brian Scott Lipton

A number of stage veterans are joining television series next season, according to The site is reporting that David Costabile will co-star on USA's Suits as Daniel Hardma…

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Seattle Rep to Stage Good People and Premiere of Pullman Porter Blues by Adam Hetrick

The Seattle Repertory Theatre has announced plans to stage David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony-nominated drama Good People, the world premiere of Cheryl L. West's Pullman Porter Blues and a …

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)

JKTS Interactive: HOT/HOTTER: Round 10: Young and Brooding by JK

LAST DAY TO VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S THEATRE POLL!APRIL'S MONTHLY POLL STARTS SUNDAY!  LOOK TO YOUR LEFT!As we enter Week 10 of selecting the Sexy 16, we look to two of Broadway's up and co…

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Jesus Christ Superstar: Webber/Rice rock opera resurrected-OMG! by Oscar E. Moore

A high tech, sterile, American Idol inspired music video replete with vocal pyrotechnics from all involved.

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'Triptych' intense ritual of life, death by Chris Jones

Polish ensemble's wrenching theater not for fainthearted Some artists feel the thrill of the zeitgeist, the pull of the technological moment. Others, like the remarkable Teatr Zar of Poland…

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)

NY1 Online: On Stage [Full Program] 03/24/12

NY1 VIDEO: Donna Karger hosts the March 24, 2012, edition of On Stage.

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Tisa Chang by League of Professional Theatre Women

Theatre Director New York, New York USA Where do you look for inspiration? From my past in China and to areas that have unsung stories such as Tibet, Vietnam and the Cambodian genocide in th…

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Theatre For Thought, March 31, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

ARTISTS AND TAXES: A BRIEF PRIMERjoel fishbaneMost people know me as a writer / actor / man about town, but every Spring I moonlight as a tax preparer for the self-employed. A lifelong relat…

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Michael Dumontier and Jason de Haan: reviewed by Murray Whyte

Michael Dumontier was recently at the Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art in his hometown of Winnipeg to talk about his good-sized career survey showing there. To the surprise of few, Dumo…

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THE WEEK AHEAD, March 31-April 6: Best Man, End of the Rainbow Open on Broadway; Seminar Welcomes New Cast by Blake Ross's weekly planner reminds you that the season's starriest political ticket hits Broadway… Judy Garland's Rainbow fades (and shimmers)… Blair Underw…

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Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award To Be Announced March 31; Sharr White, Yussef El Guindi, Quiara Alegria Hudes Among Finalists by Kenneth Jones

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) will reveal the recipient among six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award on March 3…

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CHART TOPPERS: Most-Read Stories, Week of March 18–24 by Judy Samelson

Here are the most-read stories for the week of March 18–24, 2012, from information compiled by

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STAGE VIEWS: Miss Saigon Tony Nominee Willy Falk by Andrew Gans's series features brief chats with actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-mail, we he…

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PLAYBILL BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Tom Jones, Lyricist of The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do! and Harold and Maude by Robert Viagas

The lyrics of Tom Jones have been heard on New York stages continuously for the past half century with only a brief hiatus — something no other lyricist can claim, not even Stephen Son…

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Playwright Amy Herzog Takes a Page From Family History for 4000 Miles by Brandon Voss

A grandmother and grandson find common ground in Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles, a short-lived 2011 success that has resurfaced Off-Broadway.

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Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Held March 31; Daniel Radcliffe, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara Among Nominees by Michael Gioia

The 25th annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards air live from the Galen Center at the University of Southern California March 31 at 8 PM. Oscar nominee Will Smith hosts.

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New blood pumps Broadway box office

Legit News: 'Evita,' 'Salesman,' 'Newsies' offset losses at some shows

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Basketball stars earn Broadway assist

Legit News: 'Magic/Bird' aims for non-traditional Rialto aud

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