Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Pirates of Penzance (Marriott Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Director Dominic Missimi manages to embrace the spirit of joyful looniness without sacrificing the diabolically intricate and operatic harmonies within the score, which is a testimony to his…

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Peter and the Starcatcher by Aaron Riccio

There's a star being caught in Peter and the Starcatcher, and it ain't the unnamed Boy (Adam Chanler-Berat) who will, by play's end, become Peter Pan. Which is not to say that Chanler-B…

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Opera reivew: Armide by Opera Atelier by Arthur Kaptainis

Superintendent of music for Louis XIV, Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-87) has a secure place in music history. Some might question his stature as a composer of viable operas, but the production o…

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Plaza Theatre in Manalapan to Honor Caldwell Tickets by Bill Hirschman

A second Palm Beach County theater will honor tickets to its own shows in exchange for tickets to the Caldwell Theater Company’s last show of the season which was cancelled last week. The …

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'Peter and the Starcatcher'? Not hooked

The surprise hit Off-Broadway last spring was "Peter and the Starcatcher." At least its success was a big surprise to me.

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Blue Birds Don’t Fly at The End of the Rainbow by Suzanna Bowling

Blue Birds Don’t Fly at The End of the Rainbow: For those who see "End of the Rainbow," the British import at the Belasco Theatre, you will be in two camps, love it or hate it. I am not in…

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‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ finds home on Broadway  by Joe Dziemianowicz

Beaming with dizzy humor and delightful stage magic, Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” is a big dipperful of fun. The “Peter Pan” precursor seen downtown a year ago is based o…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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The pirate steals ‘Peter’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

You can do a play about Peter Pan and his gang with top hats, wire-assisted flying and sets that dutifully evoke a 19th-century British home or a tropical island. Or you can do it with jokes…

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Poignant memories make worthy ‘Divorce’ by Frank Scheck

The Civilians, the downtown documentary theater troupe, have tackled such socially and politically charged topics as the evangelical movement and Brooklyn’s controversial Atlantic Yards pr…

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Matilda Earns a Record Seven Wins at Olivier Awards Including Best Musical, Full Winners List Announced by Broadway.com

The Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Matilda scored big at the 2012 Olivier Awards, taking home seven trophies including Best New Musical. The number set a new record for most awards won…

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Tony Kushner’s prescient vision on view in Court’s ‘Angels in America’

HEDY WEISS: Director Charles Newell coaxes brilliance from expert cast, led by riveting Larry Yando as Roy Cohn.

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TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Tom Mizer

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Based on the best-seller by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter Pan gets a prequel in an imaginatively staged new play from writer Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and dir…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: DAMES AT SEA (Colony Theatre in Burbank) by Samuel Bernstein

DAMES AT SEA: NOTES ON CAMP When Dames at Sea opened in 1966 at the Caffe Cino, a small coffee house and performance space in New York City’s Greenwich Village that was at the heart of…

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Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson Will Star in Williamstown's Elephant Man by Andrew Gans

Film star Bradley Cooper will star in the title role of Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man this summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, according to the New York Times.

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Theater Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher,’ With Christian Borle by Ben Brantley

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” directed on Broadway by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, delivers locomotive Steampunk in the origin story of Peter Pan.

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Review: Peter and the Starcatcher by Andy Propst

This unusual tale of the origins of Peter Pan is winningly acted and inventively staged.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Photos of the new Broadway show at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

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Peter and the Starcatcher: Theater Review by David Rooney

This adaptation of the Peter Pan origin story is rich in antic humor and theatrical invention, but the stardust loses potency and becomes a tad precious on a larger stage.

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Extreme Makeunder by Michael Alan Connelly

How the house in Clybourne Park ages 50 years in fifteen minutes.

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Strathmore Presents: ‘Joshua Bell and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields’ by Jane Coyne by Jane Coyne

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields came to Strathmore on Friday April 13, 2012 at 8pm. They were so fabulously pure and good that the rating stars here (Actually, 5 Sta…

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One Spring, Two Farces

Two new Broadway comedies, "One Man, Two Guvnors" and "Don't Dress for Dinner," take divergent approaches to the venerated art of the farce.

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Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce Set for 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival by Brian Scott Lipton

Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson will co-star in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man, to run July 25-August 5, according to T…

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This Week on Broadway for April 15, 2012: Stephen Flaherty, Magic/Bird and Evita by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk with Stephen Flaherty. Also discussed, the openings of Magic/Bird and Evita, Mikado @ Carnegie Hall, The Big Meal, I Do, I Do @ Bic…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Review Roundup: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER on Broadway - Updating LIVE! by Review Roundups

The new play with music is a retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan. Were the critics …

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Peter and the Starcatcher: A Review by BroadwaySpotted

Peter and the Starcatcher is a new play based on a novel of the same name. It explains the origins of Peter Pan and his arch-rival Captain Hook with the help of a young Starcatcher named Mol…

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Peter and the Starcatcher: Theater Review by David Rooney

Christian Borle goes from "Smash" to dastardly Black Stache in the Broadway transfer of this play with music exploring the backstory of Peter Pan, developed by Disney Theatrical and based on…

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Peter and the Starcatcher Review: Better on Broadway by Jonathan Mandell

The story of “Peter and the Starcatcher” is improbable enough – a sprawling adventure involving orphans and pirates, mermaids and deadly mollusks that has landed on Broadway with inven…

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Ruth Wilson, MATILDA Cast and More Claim 36th Olivier Awards! by BroadwayWorld

The winners of the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, the 36th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, were announced tonight 15 April 2012 at the Royal Opera House as part of a g…

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Review: Peter Pan show high on its own starstuff by Mark Kennedy

Try as it might -- and it tries awfully hard -- "Peter and the Starcatcher" needs a lot more pixie dust to fly.

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Fewer revelations from this 'Angels' by Chris Jones

Acting distinguishes otherwise distant production of Kushner masterpiece Like so many of us, Prior Walter, the central character in Tony Kushner's epic, two-part, seven-hour masterpiece "An…

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Matilda sweeps British theatre’s Olivier Awards by Mike Collett-White

Best actress goes to Ruth Wilson who shared stage with Jude Law in revival of Anna Christie.

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Take Pythonesque cruise with 'Pirates' by Chris Jones

One hundred and thirty-two years after W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan dreamed up a preposterous operetta involving a very modern major-general, his bevy of beautiful, naive daughters and a…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Jonny Lee Miller, Sheridan Smith, Matthew Warchus Among 2012 Olivier Winners by Andy Propst

The winners of the 2012 Olivier Awards have been announced. The prizes were presented in a ceremony hosted by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton and held at the Royal Opera House in London. …

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Flash: 2012 Olivier Awards; MATILDA Cast and More in the Winners Room! by BroadwayWorld

The 36th Olivier Awards welcomed the United Kingdom's biggest stars tonight, April 15, at the Royal Opera House in London. See photos of Matthew Warchus, Tim Minchin and Bertie Carvel with S…

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THEATER: Peter and the Starcatcher by Aaron Riccio

There's a star being caught in Peter and the Starcatcher, and it ain't the unnamed Boy (Adam Chanler-Berat) who will, by play's end, become Peter Pan. Which is not to say that Chanler-B…

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Photo Flash: 2012 Olivier Awards Red Carpet Arrivals! by BroadwayWorld

The 36th Olivier Awards welcomed the United Kingdom's biggest stars tonight, April 15, at the Royal Opera House in London. See photos of Patrick Stewart, Lenny Henry, Kara Tointon, Jonny Lee…

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First Night: Big and Small (Gross und Klein), Barbican, London

Botho Strauss is one of the most widely performed of post-war German dramatists, but he has never been a name to conjure with in Britain.

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Matilda musical takes record haul at the Oliviers

Matilda the Musical dominated UK theatre's most prestigious awards ceremony last night as the adaptation of Roald Dahl's book picked up a record seven Olivier Awards.

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Chalet Lines, Bush Theatre, London

Madani Younis, the new artistic director of the Bush Theatre, inaugurates his regime with Lee Mattinson's Chalet Lines, a bleakly comic play that fails to shed much fresh light on the proble…

Linked From The Independent at 07:00PM
Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Paul Hufker’s New Plays: Reading on April 24 by Martin Denton

From nytheatre.com reviewer Paul Hufker: I’m having a reading on April 24th of two plays of mine. The reading starts at 7:00pm and ends at 9:30. Its location is The Drilling Company, 2…

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Super Secret Queer Performance Fest You’re Not Supposed to (But Def’ Should) Know About by Jeremy M. Barker

Earl Dax and Zvonimir Dobrovic bring a mind-blowing exploration of queer performance to NYC this June

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Dynamic Pricing Is Not About New Audiences by Isaac Butler

By Isaac Butler On twitter the other day dynamic pricing raised its ugly, seductive head again, this time via the feed of the (new to me) Pitchcentral out of England. Oddly, they seemed to b…

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The Oliviers' nominations & winners process by Mark Shenton


In a Guardian blog last week, Matt Trueman asked if the Olivier Awards really represent London theatre, and he pointed out such apparent anomalies as the omissions from the nominations li…

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Arts, Briefly: Bradley Cooper Joins ‘The Elephant Man’ by Compiled By Adam W. Kepler

Bradley Cooper, People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2011, will take on one of acting’s most unflattering roles, in the Williamstown Theater Festival’s revival of “The Elephant Man.”

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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The Globe Theatre protest isn't a 'heckler's veto' | David Edgar by David Edgar

I didn't join in opposing the invitation to Israel's Habima Theatre, but I agree with the protesters' right to do soThe letter from Mike Leigh, Mark Rylance, Emma Thompson, Jonathan Miller a…

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The Center for the Theater Commons: Why Emerson? Why Now? by Rob Orchard by HowlRound

I’ve been asked to reflect on The Center for the Theater Commons: why Emerson; why now; what’s the level of professional engagement? Before attempting answers to these questions, I want …

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Mary Poppins Pittsburgh | Benedum Center by Admin

Fall may bring in the chilly crisp breeze in the air but all that’s about to change when ‘Mary Poppins’ arrives in Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for a week-long run from October 16 to …

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Business executive has the heart of a poet and playwright by Randi Atwood

The plot is based on the song of the same name by guitarist Richard Thompson. Sheridan heard the song played at a Celtic festival, and the story within the song fascinated him. He knew immed…

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Jersey Boys Pittsburgh | Benedum Center by Admin

Broadway smash hit ‘Jersey Boys’ is returning to Pittsburgh for a three-week run at the Benedum Center from September 4 to 23, 2012. Their rise to stardom and the struggles they survived…

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The Normal Heart Washington DC | Kreeger Theater by Admin

‘The Normal Heart’, the Larry Kramer socio-political drama hailed by the Tony Awards as the most riveting and best revival of a play in 2011, comes to the political center of the country…

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End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter, with Tracie Bennet, Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey, Jay Russell, directed by Terry Johnson by Yvonne Korshak

End of the Rainbow tells the story of the last weeks of Judy Garland’s Life. Addicted to drugs and alcohol, and debt ridden, she’s spiraling downward -- but her personality, on and off-s…

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Despite a pedigree that would seem to make it a must-see ... this show is an intricately carved catastrophe.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater Review: ‘Federer Versus Murray’ by Gerda Stevenson at 59E59 Theaters by Jason Zinoman

In Gerda Stevenson’s play “Federer Versus Murray” a tennis rivalry stirs deeper turmoil for a middle-aged couple.

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Matilda the Musical scoops seven awards

The Royal Shakespeare Company's interpretation of Roald Dahl's novel was also awarded Best Actress in a Musical for its young actresses

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Matilda the Musical scoops seven awards

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s interpretation of Roald Dahl’s novel was also awarded Best Actress in a Musical for its young actresses

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A Bobcat changes his spots

The comedian comes to the Twin Cities with a new film - and a new attitude.

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red, black and GREEN: a blues @ MCA Chicago by Meghan Moe Beitiks

Culturebot contributor Meghan Moe Beitiks reports back on "red, black and GREEN: a blues", at MCA Chicago.

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Matilda the Musical wins seven gongs at the 2012 Olivier Awards by Natalie Woolman

Matilda the Musical swept the board at the Olivier Awards this evening, setting a new record for the number of wins by a single show.

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Don't Dress For Dinner by Robert Walport

All of a sudden: farce is massively trendy. I don't know how this happened, though to be honest I've never been quite sure why farce was so unfashionable to begin with. I'm certainly not com…

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Dahl's gold: Matilda the Musical dominates Oliviers by Mark Brown

RSC's stage version of children's novel takes record seven prizes at UK theatre's most prestigious awards ceremonyIt features quite breathtaking parental neglect, appalling child cruelty and…

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Full list: Olivier award winners 2012

Matilda wins seven, including best actress in a musical for all four performers who play the schoolgirlMastercard best new playCollaborators at the CottesloeBest revivalAnna Christie at the …

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Matilda - the Musical Sweeps Olivier Awards; Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller Are Also Winners by Mark Shenton

The winners of the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, announced in a ceremony at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden April 15, saw a record seven wins for the Broadway-bound Matilda - the Musica…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Hello Dolly’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

Put on your Sunday clothes and head down to Spotlighters Theatre to see a great classic revived to its glory days in their production of Hello, Dolly! Directed by Fuzz Roark, this Broadway s…

Linked From DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:47PM

News: Full List & Photos: 2012 Olivier Award winners

Winners of this year's 36th annual Olivier Awards, London's equivalent of the Tonys and the UK's most prestigious stage awards, were announced this evening (15 April 2012) at a star-studded …

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Opera Atelier creates superb Armide with talented production, cast by Richard Ouzounian

Opera is beautiful both visually and aurally, making it a must-see.

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News: Matilda wins seven, One Man overlooked at 2012 Oliviers

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Roald Dahl children’s classic Matilda has swept the board at this year’s 36th annual Olivier Awards, the UK’s equivalent…

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Beethoven quartet propels Sewell dancers

REVIEW: James Sewell Ballet is performing an older work set to Beethoven, plus a world premiere inspired by tango.

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'Ghost': Haunted by past performances: Philly actress takes on the spirit of Whoopi Goldberg in Broadway's version of Hollywood's 'Ghost' by Ronni Reich

Joan MarcusDa'Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown in "Ghost" on Broadway NEW YORK — Five days before she took over a major role for an injured cast member in the London run of “…

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Broadway Ladies: Ms. April 2012: Jessica Phillips by JK

DON'T FORGET!  ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE JEFF GOLDBLUM IN SEMINAR!  CLICK THE ICON TO YOUR LEFT!  AND PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S THEATRE POLL, AN…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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The Importance of Being Earnest by Lynn Yaeger

“Take him and cut him out in little stars!” Jessica Chastain fairly shouts, re-enacting her interpretation of Juliet’s famous monologue, the bold gambit that got her admitted to the Ju…

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International View: What actors could learn from travelling by Lenka Silhanova

Recently I’ve made quite a hard decision - to leave London for a while. I’ve come as far as possible in my current situation and it’s made me sit down and think about my p…

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The Olivier Awards 2012 - in pictures

Stars of the stage gather at the Royal Opera House in London for awards recognising excellence in professional theatre

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Live Art for the Masses by Sherri Kronfeld

Our occasional correspondent Sherri Kronfeld continues her wrap-up of Louisville's Motherlodge

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Remembering the Titanic by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of R.M.S. Titanic. Like the Countess, I was very much appalled to see online where several young people “had no idea” that the Titan…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 02:16PM

Tadasana Festival bridges the worlds of Yoga and Music by Pauline Adamek

Tadasana translates from Sanskrit as “mountain pose.” It is the primary standing yoga position, the place from which the entire physical experience begins. The Tadasana Festival, to be h…

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Theatre review: Prisoner of Tehran shackled by fact that it’s a true story by Robert Cushman

The program for Prisoner of Tehran carries the subtitle A True Story. That phrase sums up the play’s claim to serious attention. The things it presents really happened. It also sums up wha…

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Welcoming the Commons to Emerson by Lee Pelton by HowlRound

It is a great pleasure to welcome The Center for the Theater Commons (The Commons) to Emerson College and the Office of the Arts. Through our academic programs, Emerson College is already sh…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Fuse Theater Review: An Amusing “She Stoops to Conquer” from the National Theatre by Bill Marx

It is a pleasure to report that -- driven by the lively direction of Jamie Lloyd and the skills of an energetic cast -- the National Theatre production proves that even after two centuries O…

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Book Review: MR. BROADWAY by Andrew C. McGibbon

I only had the pleasure of meeting Gerald Schoenfeld, the Chairman of the Shubert Organization one time.  I was having lunch with the press agent Shirley Herz at Sam’s restaur…

Linked From The AndyGram at 01:42PM

You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce

Legit Reviews||Off Broadway: The Civilians are a mighty smart company, and "You Better Sit Down: Tales from My Parents' Divorce" is indicative of the clever things they do.

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News: Watch Live & Tweeting: 2012 Olivier Award winners as announced

Winners of the 36th annual Olivier Awards (formerly the Laurence Olivier Awards), London's equivalent of the Tonys and the UK's most prestigious stage awards, are announced this evening (Sun…

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Photos: Olivier Awards 2012 - Red carpet arrivals

Winners are announced tonight (15 April 2012) in the 36th annual Olivier Awards, one of the biggest and most star-studded dates in the theatrical calendar, which took place at the Royal Oper…

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OLIVIERS 2012: All the Winners - Updating Live! by BroadwayWorld

All the winners, updated as it happens.

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OLIVIERS 2012: Live Blog by Carrie Dunn

We're live in London for this year's Olivier Awards

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Confessions from the Road: “Words, Words, Words…” by BroadwaySpotted

Are you still with us? Have you figured out what tour my friend is on yet? No? Hm…you better keep reading. If you need more hints, comment below and let them know. Don’t forget t…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Stars of Vaudeville #472: Lita Grey Chaplin by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1925). A child actress, she appeared in Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (1921) and was slated to co-star in The Gold Rush (1925) when the six…

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These b-boys and girls belong on the stage by Paula Citron

Hip-hop troupe challenges the conventions of high art

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Los Angeles | Pantages Theatre by Admin

‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ arrives in Hollywood just in time for summer. It is slated to run at the Pantages Theatre from May 28 to June 16, 2013. A dazzling show about lifelong fri…

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Photo Flash: Cast and Crew at La Mirada's MISS SAIGON LA Press Opening! by BroadwayWorld

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS held its MISS SAIGON press opening last night, April 14. Below, see photos of stars Lawrence Cummings, Cassandra Murphy, Jacqueline Nguyen, Aidan Pa…

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Peter and the Starcatcher, Starring Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Christian Borle, Opens on Broadway by Broadway.com

Peter and the Starcatcher takes flight as the whimsical Peter Pan prequel opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 15. Co-directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, the show stars Adam Ch…

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Stars of Vaudeville #471: Lew Leslie by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Lew Leslie (actually Lessinsky, 1888-1963), known, despite his Russian extraction, as the “Black Ziegfeld“. Born in Orangeburg, NY, he got his start with…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 12:17PM

Black T-Shirt Collection – review by Lyn Gardner

Cottesloe, LondonBrothers torn apart is becoming a recurrent theme in the work of Inua Ellams, the poet and spoken-theatre performer with a quiet, compelling presence and a tripping tongue. …

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A Doll House – review by Helen Meany

Smock Alley, DublinPan Pan theatre company's production of Ibsen's classic is an uncomfortable experience. Director Gavin Quinn and designer Aedín Cosgrove seem to be x-raying rather than r…

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New York Standards Quartet – review by John Fordham

Colston Hall, BristolWhen the British jazz scene hosts Americans, they tend to be big names playing big venues, or lesser-known artists dropping in for a night or two. Thanks to the energies…

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‘Baby’ at Rockville Musical Theatre by Joel Markowitz by Joel Markowitz

Rockville Musical Theatre is performing the musical Baby in the intimate The Gaithersburg Arts Barn. The show has a score by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and a book by Sybi…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/15- NEXT TO NORMAL by Stage Tube

Today in 2009, Next to Normal opened at the Booth Theatre, where it ran for 733 performances. Next to Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its…

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Back Stage Plans Relaunch, Announces New Publisher

Back Stage, the performing-arts resource, will launch a new, updated version of its current website and weekly print publication this summer.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Flashdance San Antonio | Majestic Theatre by Admin

‘Flashdance’, the cult ‘80s film about real-life struggles while chasing big city dreams has now invaded the stage. As it prepares to make a break in Broadway next season, this new mus…

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HBO's New Series GIRLS Kicks Off Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

HBO's new series GIRLS premieres tonight, April 15, at 1030 p.m. ETPT The show, created by and starring Lena Dunham Tiny Furniture, takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare t…

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Wait, wait, don't edit me by Thomas Garvey

I caught the Wang Theatre taping of NPR's "Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me" show last week - mostly because the partner unit, an avid listener, wanted to go.  For my part, I'm amused by …

Linked From The Hub Review at 11:43AM

Hunter Parrish Leaves Role of Jesus in GOSPELL; Corbin Bleu Takes Lead on April 17! by BroadwayWorld

Tonight at the Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway and Weeds star Hunter Parrish ends his run as Jesus in the first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELL. The show welcomes…

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Chalet Lines, Bush Theatre, London

The author of this story of a family birthday celebration in a seaside chalet has a fine ear for Geordie bluntness, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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The Sunday Giveaway: 1 Ticket to CTI’s 3-Day Workshop on Godspell by Ken Davenport

Remember last week when I announced that The Commerical Theater Institute was structuring their 3-Day Intensive Weekend all round Godspell? You can learn all about the weekend in this post,…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Newsies: The Musical Brings Joy to Broadway by Suzanna Bowling

Newsies: The Musical Brings Joy to Broadway: Since I saw the 1992 Disney Movie Musical Newsies, I have waited for it to open on Broadway and I have not been disappointed.

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Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith. For more background on her, go here. And here she is singing one of the most seminal of classic blues classics: To find out more a…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 10:56AM

Photo Coverage: Molly x2! Broadway's GHOST Welcomes Siobhan Dillon by Jennifer Broski

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy are currently on Broadway, reprising their starring roles as Sam and Molly in GHOST, which they originated in Londons hit West End production. The pair got…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:22AM

Broadway review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

The new play Peter and the Starcatcher is a trip in so many ways. It’s a literal trip, a loopy story about the pirate crews of two ships chasing each other for a misplaced treasure pos…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Magic/Bird by Lesley Alexander

Part play, part multi-media presentation, part lecture, “Magic/Bird,” a basketball story about the rivalry of Ervin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird, stumbles through the peaks and val…

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People You Should Know . . . Brooke Berman by Zack

Brooke Berman is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and memoirist whosework has been produced and published across the US.  Originally trained as an actor and solo performer in t…

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2 minutes with Greta: Nina Lee Aquino by Praxis

by Greta Papageorgiu Welcome to my new video column for Praxis Theatre: 2 MINUTES WITH GRETA.  You might remember me as the person behind an earlier series for Praxis called Celebrity Theat…

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Big and Small – review by Michael Billington

Barbican, LondonHow times change! When Botho Strauss's play was first seen in Britain in 1983 it was greeted with boos and mass walkouts on its pre-West End tour. Now it arrives in a crisp n…

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Julie Taymor Awarded AIFF Award, 4/15 by BroadwayWorld

According to Ashland Daily Tidings, Tony award-winning director Julie Taymor will receive an Ashland Independent Film Festival award.

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Darren Criss, Bill Irwin, Betsy Wolfe Star in A.C.T.'s 2012 Gala Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

American Conservatory Theater A.C.T. and Gala Chair Patti Rueff open Expect the Unexpected, A.C.T.s 2012 Season Gala tonight, April 15. The show stars A.C.T. Young Conservatory alumnus Darre…

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The New Group's REFLECTING RABE Opens Tonight, 4/15 by BroadwayWorld

On Sunday, April 15, at 4 pm, The New Group presents this seasons final presentation in Dark Nights at The New Group Reflecting Rabe Readings from David Rabes Work. This event features read…

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Billy Elliot

Legit Reviews||Regional: What's more important in the musical theater, score or book? "Candide" and "Merrily We Roll Along" are those classic examples of great music being sabot…

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'Matilda' triumphs at Olivier Awards

Legit News: Hit musical breaks record with seven kudos at London's annual event

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Minnelli gets lifetime award

Legit News: Dance-centric Astaires include Fosse tribute

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BWW's On This Day - April 15, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Feature: John Benjamin Hickey Conquers The Big C by Ann Lieber

The Tony Award-winning actor discusses his role as Sean on Showtime's hit series.

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Actress In Record Books After Thousands Of Shows

Record-setting actress Catherine Russell has the distinction of appearing in the off-Broadway play, Perfect Crime for 25 years. She joins host Rachel Martin.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO FLASH: Siobhan Dillon Visits Broadway's Ghost by David Gordon

British actress Siobhan Dillon visited the Broadway production of Ghost the Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Saturday, April 14. DIilon, who appears in the show's London product…

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Emily Grosland

"Call Me Adam" chats with rising performer Emily Grosland about her NYC stage debut in Sanguine Theater Company's production of Sarah M. Duncan's "Bees and Lions" at WOW Cafe Theatre from Ap…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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'Matilda' leads race for theater's Olivier Awards

Naughty-but-nice musical "Matilda" is the front-runner for British theater's Olivier Awards with 10 nominations, including a joint best actress nod for the four children who share the title …

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Geffen Playhouse announces slate

Legit News: Eight productions for 2012-2013 season, including works from Margulies, Nottage

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NY Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher' by David Sheward

Rick Elice's joyous riff on the Peter Pan legend successfully makes the trip to Broadway. Christian Borle, of "Smash," should start writing his Tony speech.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'The Storm' by Ron Cohen

There's much to admire in Blessed Unrest's experimental production of Aleksandr Ostrovsky's classic drama, at Interart Theater, but also too much technique.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Sacramento announces 'Memphis' and more for 2012-13 by Marcus Crowder

California Musical Theatre announced today the lineup for the 2012-13 Broadway Sacramento series, the 24th year the company has presented touring Broadway musicals. Former gymnast Cathy…

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'Million Dollar Quartet' opens Tuesday in Sacramento by Marcus Crowder

Elvis Presley strolled into the Memphis studios of Sun Records with his friend Marilyn Evans on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1956, and when they left a few hours later, history had been made. Look …

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'Prometheus Within' by Nicole Villeneuve

Theodora Skipitares' insightful puppet-theater work at La MaMa, "Prometheus Within," places the archetypal myth in the context of stem-cell research.

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Los Angeles Theater Review: GOOD PEOPLE (Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles) by Tony Frankel

AS GOOD AS IT GETS In his extraordinary production of Good People at the Geffen, director Matt Shakman has validated the necessary ingredients of a great show: First: Storytelling. In descri…

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Chicago Theater Review: WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMIBIA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTH-WEST AFRICA, FROM THE GERMAN SUDWE by Dan Zeff

THE IDEA WORKS BETTER THAN THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new play could have the longest title in the history of the theater: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About…

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens Tonight at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theater! by BroadwayWorld

Peter and the Starcatcher opens tonight, April 15, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theater.

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2012 Olivier Awards to Be Streamed Live Online Today! by BroadwayWorld

The stream is set to run from 530pm to 9pm UK time, 1230pm to 4pm EST.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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2012 Olivier Awards Open Tonight at London's Royal Opera House! by BroadwayWorld

The 36th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the UK's highest stage honours, open tonight at London's prestigious Royal Opera House for the first time ever in a star-studded ceremony.

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Ragtime Journeys On by Peter Filichia

Some years ago, when an editor asked me to write a new edition of Let’s Put on a Musical, he told me to drop 70 shows from my two previous editions and add 70 new musicals. Making…

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Casting Your Thoughts Upon the Internet by Peter Filichia

Good Lord, what a great number of would-be casting agents there are out there! I heard from so many of you when I asked on Feb. 6 whom you’d like to see in certain roles. I can see you…

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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‘Sleeping Beauty’ at The Kennedy Center by Mike Spain by Mike Spain

David Gonzalez presents a version of Sleeping Beauty the audience has not seen or heard before. Gonzalez follows in the footsteps of others – like Disney and The Grimm Brothers –…

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Blockbusters Go Broadway by Barbara Hoffman

Momma Rose and Tevye . . . Marty McFly and Bluto? Yes, “Back to the Future” and “Animal House” — the musicals — are in the making, bound for Broadway. In a season filled with…

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The Sunday Read: Robert Chafe on Oil and Water and Lanier Phillips by The Charlebois Post

Chafe and Phillips (photo credit: Don Ellis)Lanier RememberedOil and Water explores the consequences of lives livedby Robert ChafeIn February of 2011 my company, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundla…

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Tour Whore, April 15, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

DON’T DRINK THE HATERADEIt's all on youby Cameryn MooreIt was in Winnipeg in 2010. I was doing Phone Whore and steadily building audience, but I couldn’t stop, right? So, after finishing…

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Week in Review, April 9 – 15, 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 Abominable Showman, April 15, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Puelo DeirBorn againOscar Wilde once famously noted, “One can survive everything nowadays except death.” But the prospect of death often drives us to reach for the stars, like Montreal p…

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BROADWAY OPENING: Peter and the Starcatcher at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

The Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher will open at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, April 15. The play, based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's best-selling young…

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Review: YOUR BOYFRIEND MAY BE IMAGINARY by Martin Denton

So, the thing about Larry Kunofsky's new play Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary is that, when it's all over, we can't be sure whether Marci's boyfriend is for real or not. But that's not impor…

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The March, E.L. Doctorow's Civil War Tale, Opens April 15 in Steppenwolf World Premiere by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award-winning director-adapter Frank Galati's The March, based on the Civil War-set novel by E.L. Doctorow, opens in its world premiere by Steppenwolf Theatre Company on April 15 fo…

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"Starstuff!": Peter and the Starcatcher Opens On Broadway April 15 by Adam Hetrick

The origins of Peter Pan, his nemesis Captain Hook and the enchanted island of Neverland come to life in Peter and the Starcatcher, the wildly imaginative stage production helmed by Roger Re…

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Reflecting Rabe, Featuring Bobby Cannavale, Judith Ivey and Matthew Modine, Presented April 15 by Adam Hetrick

Bobby Cannavale, Judith Ivey and Matthew Modine appear in Reflecting Rabe: Readings from David Rabe's Work April 15 as part of the Dark Nights at The New Group series.

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ON THE RECORD: Julie and Carol and Liza, Live; Plus a Re-Listen to Maury Yeston's Titanic by Steven Suskin

A fresh listen to the Titanic Broadway cast album on a grim anniversary and three live recordings — two with "Julie and Carol" and one with Liza Minnelli — make up this…

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Hunter Parrish Ends Godspell Run April 15; Corbin Bleu Is in the Wings by Andrew Gans

Stage and screen star Hunter Parrish plays his final performance as Jesus in the current Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell April 15 at 7:30 PM at the Circle in the Squ…

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New HBO Series "Girls" Debuts April 15; Andrew Rannells Guest Stars April 29 by Andrew Gans

The new HBO series "Girls," created by and starring Lena Dunham ("Tiny Furniture"), kicks off its ten-episode premiere season April 15 on HBO at 10:30 PM ET.

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Darren Criss, Bill Irwin, Patrick Lane, Betsy Wolfe Take Part in A.C.T.'s Expect the Unexpected! Gala April 15 by Michael Gioia

American Conservatory Theater and gala chair Patti Rueff present Expect the Unexpected!, A.C.T.'s 2012 season gala, April 15 at the Regency Center in San Francisco. "Glee" and …

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2012 Laurence Olivier Awards to Be Streamed Live From London's Royal Opera House April 15 by Mark Shenton

This year's Laurence Olivier Awards, being held April 15 at London's Royal Opera House, are being streamed live online April 15, via a relay on the event's official website (www.…

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PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 15 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez

1929 In The Camel Through the Needle's Eye, Miriam Hopkins plays a poor woman who discovers the hard way that money can't buy happiness. This drama will run six months.

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