Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Monday, April 02, 2012

The Great Chicago PostDay 1: WednesdayUp at 4am. Shuttle is coming at 4:30. Only got around 4 hours of sleep. Guess I’ll sleep on the plane.Finishing packing.Early! The shuttle is early.I…

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New Straight Plays Bleed Red Ink on Broadway by Duane Kelly

Commercial theatre in New York is a financial long shot at the best of times. Only twenty to twenty-five percent of Broadway shows turn a profit. Those odds get a lot longer for straight pla…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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The No. 1 Reason To See: The Best Man by Jesse North

The year might be 1960, but not much has changed in the arena of dirty politickin’ in this revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Eric McCormack and John Larroquette face off as t…

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Drama Desk Panel by Barry

Blair Underwood, Cynthia Nixon                 By Patrick Christiano “It’s a Hard Act To Follow” was the topic of a special Drama Desk Panel Discussion and luncheon hel…

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STAGE TUBE: Hot Trailer - Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM Coming to HBO by Stage Tube

Just released tonight is the first trailer for Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama, 'The Newsroom' a new hour long series premiering this June that centers on the behind-the-scenes workings of a ca…

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Aaron Berg

"Call Me Adam" chats with actor and comedian Aaron Berg about his new one man show "The Underbelly Diaries," playing at Theatre Row complex in NYC through April 7 as well as other details of…

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Theater Review: ‘Gore Vidal’s The Best Man’ at Gerald Schoenfeld Theater by Charles Isherwood

A starry but sluggish Broadway revival, “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” stars John Larroquette, James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack and Angela Lansbury.

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Review: Obama 44 by Sandy MacDonald

Mario Fratti's mystery about the death of a sexually adventurous Democratic fundraiser is ploddingly plotted.

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Review: The Taming of the Shrew by David Finkle

Arin Arbus directs a rib-tickling, well-acted production of Shakespeare's comedy for Theatre for a New Audience.

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Review: Gore Vidal's The Best Man by David Finkle

Michael Wison's star-studded Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's prescient political play couldn't be bettered.

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Review: Out of Iceland by Chris Kompanek

Lea DeLaria is delightful as an Icelandic television personality in Drew Larimore's otherwise predictable play.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Review Roundup: Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN is Back on Broadway - Updating LIVE! by Review Roundups

Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN began previews on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 and opened tonight, Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say...

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Gore Vidal's The Best Man: Theater Review by David Rooney

A deluxe cast breathes fresh life into this entertaining round of political marksmanship by a keen-eyed observer whose experience in the D.C. swamp informs every line.

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This Week on Broadway for April 1, 2012: Terence Blanchard, Superstar by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk with Terence Blanchard who wrote the score for A Streetcar Named Desire, Peter and Michael review Jesus Christ Superstar, Pipe Dr…

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Review: 'Gore Vidal's The Best Man'

WHAT "Gore Vidal's The Best Man"

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Emmy Rossum more comfortable with raunchiness of 'Shameless' [Video] by Gold Derby

Emmy Rossum is surprised how relaxed she has become with the raunchy, explicit and unabashedly profane side of Showtime hit "Shameless." "You can't imagine ever getting co…

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Gore Vidal’s The Best Man Review: 2012 Campaign…in 1960 by Jonathan Mandell

With its talk of sex in the White House and God on the campaign stump, “The Best Man,” which debuted in 1960, long has seemed prophetic. But the references to the 2012 campaign are downr…

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Review: Gore Vidal once again proves a prophet by Mark Kennedy

Politics, the writer Gore Vidal once reminded us, is made up of two words: "`Poli,' which is Greek for `many,' and `tics,' which are bloodsucking insects." What was implied was also true -- …

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Broadway review: 'The Best Man'

NEW YORK - I was on Broadway when I suddenly walked right into Center City Philadelphia. It was weird - a big banner on the stage of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre announced "PHILADELPHIA WEL…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Ballet Preljocaj’s ‘Snow White’ shines by Sarah Kaufman

On the one hand, how sad it is that the jealousy and bloodthirstiness of “Snow White” still feel relevant today. On the other, how seductive those emotions are onstage. Particularly in …

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Uncle Vanya, The Print Room by Alexandra Coghlan

A play of boundaries, limitations, barriers, one that gazes outwards while never crossing the threshold, Uncle Vanya is often betrayed by the physical space of major stagings. In a new produ…

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GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Because personality is the driving force behind theatre and politics, it only makes sense that overtly political plays be full of it.

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J M Barrie: The man who wouldn't grow up

Alfred Hitchcock had a lifelong obsession with Mary Rose, the haunting and achingly strange 1920 play by J M Barrie, and in the 1960s he commissioned a screenplay that opened it up but retai…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Water’s Flow: An Artist’s Path in a Trans-local Universe by Caridad Svich by HowlRound

It’s a particularly frigid night in New York City. I’m sitting in a sparsely furnished apartment in the midst of a plethora of papers, calendars and various deadlines that demand my atte…

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Review: Tapper Savion Glover’s flights of brilliance are hard to follow by Pamela Squires

The driver behind tapper Savion Glover’s spectacular, 90-minute display of virtuosity in his latest program was to pay homage to Trayvon Martin, the African American teen from Florida whos…

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How Olivier Choinière committed theatrical 'rape' by J. Kelly Nestruck

A Quebec playwright is taking heat for setting one of his MP3-guided ‘podplays’ in the balcony of a theatre where another production was unfolding onstage

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Violinist Mikhail Simonyan at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre by Robert Battey

Russian violin virtuoso Mikhail Simonyan offered bracing readings of two big sonatas — Brahms’s D Minor and Prokofiev’s F Minor — framed by shorter works of Arvo Part and Karol Szyma…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi wins prestigious award

Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi has won the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World," which premiered …

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Revolutionary Acts by Chloe Veltman

Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia 2002 trilogy of plays and Abel Gance's 1927 biopic Napoleon have a great deal in common: They both portray famous revolutionary European figures and explor…

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West Side Story Indianapolis | Clowes Memorial Hall by Admin

The great American theatrical classic ‘West Side Story’ comes to the Clowes Memorial Hall in Indy for a week-long run from June 4 to 9, 2013. John Lahr of The New Yorker writes, “(West…

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Theatre Review: ‘I Love You Because’ cast sings up a storm by Robert Crew

I Love You Because is a paper-thin off-Broadway musical now playing at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

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Les Miserables Miami | Adrienne Arsht Center by Admin

‘Les Miserables’, the legendary Broadway masterpiece from Boublil and Schonberg celebrates its 25th anniversary via a national tour. As part of its jaunt, this Cameron Mackintosh-produce…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Miami | Adrienne Arsht Center by Admin

‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ rides to the tropical south in spring 2013. This glamorous musical will play the Ziff Ballet Opera House of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing A…

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Review: Mary Rose by Julia Rank

Please note: This review contains spoilers. The isle is full of noises and the stage is filled with wailing, haunted, urchin-like figures. J.M. Barrie’s 1920 ghost story (which Alfred Hitc…

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American Idiot Indianapolis | Clowes Memorial Hall by Admin

The Tony Award winning rock musical ‘American Idiot’ will play the Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis from April 2 to 7, 2013. From Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Tony winner M…

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Sister Act Indianapolis | Murat Theatre by Admin

Rejoice not only for the arrival of spring but for the arrival of Broadway’s most glorious and feel-amazing musical in Indy! ‘Sister Act’, the funniest Broadway adaptation of last seas…

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Jersey Boys Indianapolis | Murat Theatre by Admin

Get ready to say ‘Oh What a Night’ for two weeks at the start of 2013 as the Broadway phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Indy from January 9 to 27 at the Murat Theatre at Old National…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Billy Elliot Indianapolis | Murat Theatre by Admin

Indy’s 2012-2013 Broadway season will open with the Tony Award winning musical ‘Billy Elliot’. This inspiring production will play the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre from Novembe…

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Wicked Philadelphia | Academy of Music by Admin

The Tony Award winning musical ‘Wicked’ returns to Philadelphia due to insistent public demand. It is slated to play the Academy of Music at the Kimmel Center for six weeks, from June 26…

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War Horse Philadelphia | Academy of Music by Admin

‘War Horse’, the 2011 Tony Award winner for Best Play comes to Philadelphia this fall to open the city’s Broadway season. It is slated to play the Academy of Music of the Kimmel Center…

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Million Dollar Quartet Philadelphia | Forrest Theatre by Admin

Channel your inner groupie or rock n’ roll junkie and sing along with the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’. This Broadway smash hit comes to Philadelphia for a week-long run at the Forrest The…

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Jekyll and Hyde Philadelphia | Forrest Theatre by Admin

American Idol finalist and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis hits the stage once again, this time, not as a rocker wannabe circa 1980s but as the schizophrenic love and horror icons Dr…

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Catch Me If You Can Philadelphia | Academy of Music by Admin

Start the year off with an adventure in the skies spanning two continents and a throwback to the ‘60s with the savviest musical adaptation to hit Broadway in 2011 and Philadelphia in 2013.…

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Sister Act Philadelphia | Academy of Music by Admin

‘Sister Act’ comes to Philadelphia for a week-long run at the Academy of Music at the Kimmel Center from April 2 to 7, 2013. Celebrate spring with one of the funniest and most glorious m…

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Book of Mormon Seattle | Paramount Theatre by Admin

‘The Book of Mormon’, the big winner at the 2011 Tony Awards and Broadway’s biggest blockbuster is coming to Seattle for a two-week run at the Paramount Theatre from January 8 to 20, 2…

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Uncle Vanya, The Print Room, London

A witty translation, an evocative, claustrophobic setting, performances that hum with trapped energy – this is great Chekhov, writes Sarah Hemming

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Beyond Ballets Russes II, Coliseum, London

The ghosts of two great dancers were present in ENB's second programme inspired by Ballets Russes, writes Clement Crisp

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Fela! Seattle | Paramount Theatre by Admin

Welcome the summer with a week-long celebration of music, dancing, freedom and the life and journey of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, one of Nigeria’s most celebrated political and social heroes in …

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Beyond Ballets Russes II, Coliseum, London

The ghosts of two great dancers were present in ENB’s second programme inspired by Ballets Russes, writes Clement Crisp

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Flashdance Seattle | Paramount Theatre by Admin

Spring will sizzle up in Seattle when ‘Flashdance’, the most anticipated musical adaptation of the season goes on its first national tour, marking a week-long stop at the Paramount Theat…

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Sister Act Seattle | Paramount Theatre by Admin

It’s going to be a glorious summer in Seattle as the hit Broadway musical ‘Sister Act’ comes to the Paramount Theatre from August 20 to 25, 2013. Based on the ‘90s cult film starring…

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Theatre Review – “The Best Man” @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 3/31/12 by Dan Mason

By: Dan Mason @djdan1079 Tensions are high as two political candidates arrive at their party’s nominating convention in Philadelphia. On one hand, you have a millionaire, whose critics…

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Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity — Famous Figures Captured in Getty Photography Exhibition by Pauline Adamek

    Famous historical and contemporary figures captured through photography can be seen in a new Getty exhibition. Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity, on vi…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With GODSPELL's Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar & Uzo Aduba! by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox

We're pleased to bring you Seth's latest candid chat with Lindsay Mendez, George Salazar amp Uzo Aduba of Broadway's GODSPELL.

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"The Boomerang Effect" in Los Angeles by Sharon Perlmutter

Matthew Leavitt's The Boomerang Effect isn't so much a play as five short plays, joined together by a common set, and a cute little quirk of storytelling.

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A Supposedly Fun Elephant Room At The Opera [or Andy's Week in Review(s)] by Andy Horwitz

Andy looks back on his week that was from The Elephant Room to The Opera to David Foster Wallace and a "happening" in Greenpoint.

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Michael Billington on actors by Michael Billington

Actors, I criticise you because I careAm I soft on actors? David Hare said so in our lively on-stage encounter during the recent Guardian Open Weekend. I've been asking myself ever since whe…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Jesus Christ has returned (not really) in the new production of Jesus Christ Superstar which just arrived on Broadway from Stratford via La Jolla. At the helm of this new production is Des M…

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Wicked Seattle | Paramount Theatre by Admin

For a whole month this fall, the Tony Award winning musical ‘Wicked’ returns to Seattle. It is slated to play the Paramount Theatre from October 10 to November 17, 2012. They say so much…

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Traces Dallas | Winspear Opera House by Admin

‘Traces’, the mind-bending acrobatic show of the year, comes to Dallas in summer 2013 for a two-week run at the Winspear Opera House of the AT&T Performing Arts Center from June 11 …

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Jekyll & Hyde Dallas | Winspear Opera House by Admin

The Frank Wildhorn musical ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ stirs the happy and wonderful month of December with a two-week run from the 4th to the 16th at the Winspear Opera House of the AT&T …

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War Horse Dallas | Winspear Opera House by Admin

‘War Horse’, the Tony Award winning and compelling drama whose film adaptation also earned an Academy Award nod, comes to Dallas for a two-week run at the Winspear Opera House of the AT&…

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Chicago Dallas | Winspear Opera House by Admin

For two weeks this summer, Dallas will once again get a taste of old show business glamour and controversy via the long running, Tony and Olivier Award winning and Broadway and West End lege…

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Fela! Dallas | Winspear Opera House by Admin

‘Fela!’, the vibrant and inspiring biographical musical about one of Nigeria’s most celebrated activists, comes to Dallas for two weeks in May 2013, from the 7th to the 19th, at the Wi…

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Denver's new Elaine Wolf Theatre brings a taste of Gotham by Joanne Davidson

It could be quite the coincidence that Manhattan Transfer was picked for the opening concert at the Elaine Wolf Theatre.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze Dallas | Winspear Opera House by Admin

Celebrate the holidays with a Cirque Dreams spectacle perfect for the family. This is Cirque Dreams ‘Holidaze’, and it’s coming to Dallas only for a week, playing the Winspear Opera Ho…

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Guys and Dolls Dallas | Hanna Theatre by Admin

The Frank Loesser Broadway comedy masterpiece ‘Guys and Dolls’ is coming to Cleveland for a two-month run at the Hanna Theatre from May 1 to June 23, 2013. Produced by Cleveland’s very…

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Anything Goes Dallas | Winspear Opera House by Admin

‘Anything Goes’, the “glorious and exuberant” (USA Today) “musical comedy joy” (The New York Times) sails to Dallas in late winter for a two-week run at the Winspear Opera House …

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Confessions from the Road: “Oh, They Know How To Do It In L.A.” by BroadwaySpotted

Are you liking what you’ve read so far? How does life on tour sound to you now? Make sure you comment below so that my friend who has been kind enough to relay information to us knows …

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Anything Goes Cleveland | Palace Theatre by Admin

Cleveland’s 2012-2013 Broadway season opens with ‘Anything Goes’, the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Cole Porter classic that is scheduled to play the Palace Theatre from Oc…

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Cabaret with Sandi Durell by Barry

Grace CosgroveMarch came in like a lamb and went out like a lion!  Not only weather-wise, but with the culmination of the 26th Annual MAC Awards.  Everyone was gussied up on March 29th a…

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Beauty and the Beast Cleveland | Palace Theatre by Admin

Disney classic and Broadway hit ‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes to Cleveland for a two-week run at the Palace Theatre from November 6 to 18, 2012. Featuring dazzling set designs and captiva…

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Praise Jesus! by Michael Portantiere

Paul Nolan in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR People have all sorts of opinions as to what defines an opera as compared to a musical. I think one important difference is that, in opera, the music mak…

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Arts | Connecticut: A Review of ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ in New Haven by Sylviane Gold

Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale” is presented by the Yale Repertory Theater at the University Theater in New Haven through April 7.

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Arts | New Jersey: A Review of ‘Twelve Angry Men,’ at George Street Playhouse by Michael Sommers

George Street Playhouse presents “Twelve Angry Men,” Reginald Rose’s 1950s work about the deliberations of jurors in a capital-murder trial.

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Broadway Boys: Mr. April 2012: Andrew Keenan-Bolger by JK

Mr. April 2012Andrew Keenan-BolgerWHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: He's the ultimate sidekick in a show about overcoming obstacles, battling the big guys in that David vs Goliath kind of way.  No…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/1- Debbie Reynolds by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday Debbie Reynolds Reynolds regularly appeared in movie musicals during the 1950s and had several hit records during the period. Perhaps her most high-profile film role was in Si…

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Upcoming Theater Book Releases for April 2012

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for April 2012.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Now. Here. This by StageGrade

Do critics feel the urgency of "Now. Here. This"?

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The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to . . . HAWAII!!! by Ken Davenport

April Fools'. ;-) Did I getcha? (Got a comment? I love 'em, so comment below! Email subscribers, click here, then scroll down, to say what's on your mind!) ------ FUN STUFF: - RSVP to the Sh…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Smash Soundtrack Set for May 1 Release by Brian Scott Lipton

The soundtrack of NBC's hit musical drama Smash will be released on May 1, according to Amazon.com. The 13-track CD will include numerous tunes penned for the series, which looks at th…

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LOVE NEVER DIES Closes Tonight in Australia by BroadwayWorld

The continuation of Broadway's longest-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies closes tonight at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

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THE BEST MAN Opens Today by BroadwayWorld

Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN opens today, Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Previews began on March 6th, 2012. The strictly limited 18 week engagement is directed by Dra…

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Arts Fuse Review: An Evening with Kirill Gerstein at Berklee or, The Jazz Piano Concerto, Part 2.5 by Steve Elman

Like other great artists –- Martha Argerich and Steve Lacy come to mind right away -- pianist Kirill Gerstein approaches every note with a sense of how important that note is in relation t…

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Photo Flash: Night of 1000 Gowns Red Carpet! by Linda Lenzi

The Night of a Thousand Gowns celebrating the LGBT community - the colorful cross-dressing segment of that community -took place on Saturday, March 31 in New York City. In its twenty-six yea…

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Introducing ‘Judyisms’ by Judy Stadt on DC Metro Theater Arts by Admin

Hello Darlings! My name is Judy Stadt and I am a professional actor, vocalist, playwright, illustrator, jewelry designer … so let’s just call me an artist. So, what am I doing now?…

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Elaine Paige on Lena Horne in 'The Lady and Her Music' by Elaine Paige

When I was a young singing actress, there were a few artists I wanted to emulate-Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lena Horne.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Gore Vidal’s Mudslinging Political Drama The Best Man Opens on Broadway by Broadway.com

Gore Vidal’s 1960 political drama The Best Man opens April 1 at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production will play a limited engagement through J…

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Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony! by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets amp Clubs presented the 26th Annual MAC Awards Show on March 29th. The awards ceremony was held at B.B. King Blues Club, and the show was directed by Le…

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Introducing ‘JUDYISMS’ by Judy Stadt on DC Metro Theater Arts by Judy Stadt

Hello Darlings! My name is Judy Stadt and I am a professional actor, vocalist, playwright, illustrator, jewelry designer … so let’s just call me an artist. So, what am I doing now?…

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Classical Music Sampler: April 2012 by Susan Miron

April is an unusually excellent month for Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts -- a promisng match up of programs and conductors.

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Newsies by StageGrade

Are critics up on "Newsies"?

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Yussef El Guindi WIns ATCA/Steinberg Award by Brian Scott Lipton

The American Theatre Critics Association named Yussef El Guindi's Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, a play about immigration and assimilation, winner of the $25,000 Harold and M…

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Exclusive: Bruno Mars Musical Coming to La Mama by BroadwaySpotted

Those of you who are faithfully watching SMASH on NBC will remember a little show lovingly referred to by Debra Messing’s character Julia as “that Bruno Mars thing at La Mama.…

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An Interview with Justin Kiska on Directing ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at Way Off Broadway by Teresa McCormick Ertel by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre in Frederick, MD presents the classic tale of duality, Frank Wildhorn’s musical Jekyll & Hyde, directed by Justin Kiska. Teresa: What was your first…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Accomplice: New York by Doug Marino

Creators Tom Salamon and Betsy Salamon-Sufott are going strong after many seasons - sending their agents (that's you, the audience) out on the street to deliver tickets to a network of "asso…

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City Reliquary 10th Anniversary by Trav S.D.

Today! 12-6pm at the City Reliquary 370 Metropolitan Avenue FREE FOR ALL! City Reliquary’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Today they promise to unveil… An all new GIFT SHOP featuring l…

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Stars of Vaudeville #467: Alberta Hunter by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the great blues singer Alberta Hunter (1895-1984). A Memphis native, she ran away from a bleak life to pursue a music career in Chicago. Starting in the seediest pos…

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Joe Dziemianowicz’s Top Ten in Theater for April 1 by Joe Dziemianowicz

1. “Newsies” chorus guys (Nederlander Theatre) Everyone in the …

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BWW's On This Day - April 1, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Feature: INTERVIEW: Chicago Playwright Ike Holter Has Hit the Wall by Andy Propst

The provocative author discusses his popular play about the Stonewall Riots.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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El Guindi wins ATCA award

Legit News: 'Pilgrims' honored in regional premiere

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Shanley goes to 'Church'

Legit News: Esposito, Pinkins in Off Broadway cast

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Lincoln -- An American Story

Legit Reviews||Regional: Riding a wave of increased interest in our 16th president, Hershey Felder has written, composed and arranged, and is enacting, "Lincoln -- An American S…

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NY Review: 'Gore Vidal's The Best Man' by Erik Haagensen

In Michael Wilson's crackling take on "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," Eric McCormack, John Larroquette, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, and more are tops.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Alan Rickman Departs SEMINAR Tonight; Jeff Goldblum to Join Cast! by BroadwayWorld

Two-time Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Alan Rickman Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Harry Potter franchise will play his final performance on Sunday, Ap…

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Filskit Blog: Can the fringe and professional worlds play nice? by Filskit Theatre

Over the past couple of months there has been a question at the back of our minds: can the fringe and professional worlds play nice? This is not an original thought, but a session called at …

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Los Angeles Theater Review: IT’S JUST SEX (Two Roads Theater in North Hollywood) by Jason Rohrer

IT’S JUST IT’S JUST SEX Cole Porter wrote sex comedies; Richard Brinsley Sheridan and William Shakespeare wrote them.  Michael Frayn wrote them.  Georges Feydeau and Arthur Schnitzler …

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Los Angeles Theater Review: FEEDBACK (Lyric Theatre in Hollywood) by Samuel Bernstein

FEEDBACK: THE BIG TEASE Everything that works and doesn’t work about Jane Miller’s new play Feedback turns on one thing: Nudity. In terms of talking the talk, the whole exercise is about…

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Off Broadway Theater Review: CARRIE (Lucille Lortel Theatre) by Thomas Antoinne

MCC GETS CARRIE-D AWAY The myth that youth market musicals are a low-risk venture has gained strength over the last few years in New York City.  Short-sighted producers will overlook disast…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: NAKED BEFORE GOD ([Inside] the Ford in Hollywood) by Barnaby Hughes

BORN-AGAIN PORN STAR? Nudity can have a sacred character to it, depending on one’s motives. There are Christian nudist colonies, for example, whose goal is to return humankind to its p…

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CSUS director bows out with 'Zoot Suit' by Marcus Crowder

Director Manuel Pickett has vivid memories of the first time he saw Luis Valdez's original production of "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Martin J. Rodriguez, left, D…

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NY Review" 'The Taming of the Shrew' by Karl Levett

Theatre for a New Audience's Wild West take on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" has a rollicking style that can't accommodate the "taming" itself.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'Obama 44' by Nicole Villeneuve

Voyage Theater Company's production of "Obama 44," at La MaMa, wants to examine obsession but is limited by its one-dimensional preoccupation with its star.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Los Angeles Theater Review: AMERICAN IDIOT (The Ahmanson) by Harvey Perr

WHICH AMERICAN IDIOT ARE YOU? If you know and love Green Day’s studio concept album on which it is based, American Idiot is the show for you. If, like me, you are a stranger to the or…

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Review: Red by Alison Croggon

A few years ago, I spent some time with the Seagram Rothkos in the Tate Modern collection. Grouped together in a specially designed gallery, they are extraordinary paintings: their profound …

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... but "Juno," the musical by Peter Filichia

Has any Broadway composer-lyricist had as varied a resume as Juno’s Marc Blitzstein? In 1930, Blitzstein made his Great White Way debut with The Garrick Gaities, that mainstream show…

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Things Are Looking Up in Central Park by Peter Filichia

Who pays attention to a 1945 Broadway musical with a Sigmund Romberg-Dorothy Fields score? Musicals Tonight! producer Mel Miller, that’s who. His last foray of the 2010-2011 season is …

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Glory Hallelu, You Fin'lly Came Through! by Peter Filichia

Nice enough line-up for Encores in 2009-2010, don’t you think? It’s much more in tune with the original mission of doing works that would have a hard time getting a legitimate Br…

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March Leftovers by Peter Filichia

It was the month in which we celebrated “World Theatre Day” – on March 27. Do you think that day was chosen it because on that date in 1964, Barbra Streisand awoke and read…

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GODSPELL Introduces 'Kindle Seats' by Michael Dale

Following the success of Godspells February 19th Tweet Seat experiment, producer Ken Davenport announces Broadways first Kindle Night.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Gregory Charles by Barry

         Vintage at the Café Carlyle        By: Sandi Durell The name may or may not be vaguely familiar, but say Gregory Charles in Canada, Paris or around the world, and ey…

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Musical Madness Championship by Dan Mason

The field of 64 is down to two ladies. Diana and Elphaba will now square off for the Musical Madness title. Diana is here after taking out Bobby from Company, Roger from Rent, The Witch from…

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Sunday Read: First Person - Joel Greenberg on Clybourne Park by The Charlebois Post

Maria Ricossa (Bev), Audrey Dwyer (Francine) Joel Greenberg (Director) (photo credit: Robert Harding)DeparturesClybourne Park has an unapologetic approach to uncomfortable issuesby Joel Gree…

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Week in Review, March 26 – April 1, 2012 by League of Professional Theatre Women

LPTW’s Blog30 was created to highlight the diversity, passion and brilliance of the individual members of the League of Professional Theatre Women in celebration of the organization…

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The Best Man, With James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette, Opens on Broadway by Kenneth Jones

The Best Man, Gore Vidal's 1960 play about the lead-up to a U.S. presidential election, about two candidates seeking their party's nomination, gets its second Broadway revival &mdash…

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The Abominable Showman, April 1, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Alice Cooper (courtesy Alice Cooper)VaudevillainTheatre villains on the stage and off. And who is the queerest of them all? With cameos by Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Sarah Bernhardt, The Jok…

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Tour Whore, April 1, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

The Sweet Shit of FringePhone sex. Food service. Fringe festival. In all of those environments, I learned to move fastby Cameryn MooreFringe, man. It’s hard. Every day it’s get to the ve…

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Review: OBAMA 44 by Martin Denton

Barack Obama figures in the title of the newest play by Mario Fratti, but he is not its subject. Instead, Obama 44, which is receiving its world premiere from Voyage Theatre Company at La Ma…

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Highlights from Gore Vidal's The Best Man

A starry revival of The Best Man, Gore Vidal's 1960 play about the lead-up to a U.S. presidential election, is now playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Michael Wilso…

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Review: OUT OF ICELAND by Aimee Todoroff

In the comedy-folklore mash-up Out of Iceland, presented at walkerspace by Alfred R. Kahn in association with Culture Project, Caroline, an American writer with a painful secret, is compelle…

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Hartford Stage Connects With Broadway's "The Best Man" by Frank Rizzo

Michael Wilson Directs; Others Invest, Perform   Follow CT Lifestyle & Entertainment News On The Courant's Features Buzz Facebook PageWhen the revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" …

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Review: THE SOAP MYTH by Avi Glickstein

For most of us, our bathing rituals are rejuvenating, positive moments in our daily lives. They jolt us awake in the morning, preparing us for the day ahead, or they ease into bed in the eve…

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Seminar's Alan Rickman, Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater Leave the Group Behind April 1 by Kenneth Jones

Broadway's Seminar, the new play by Theresa Rebeck, loses Alan Rickman, Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater following the April 1 matinee at the Golden Theatre. They exit at the end of their …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies Ends Australian Run April 1 by Adam Hetrick

The Australian production of Love Never Dies, which gave new life to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera sequel, ends its run April 1 at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.

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Michael Bakkensen, Jillian Crane and Lea DeLaria Head Out of Iceland, Opening April 1 by Andrew Gans

Alfred R. Kahn, in association with Culture Project, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Drew Larimore's Out of Iceland, which officially opens April 1 following previews that began Ma…

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Winner Announced for Home Composer Scott Alan's "I'm a Star" Contest by Andrew Gans

Alexander Sage Oyen was selected the winner of Scott Alan and YouTube sensation Michael Buckley's "I'm a Star Contest," which sought a singer to record a brand-new song by …

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