Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

'King's Speech' play to shutter

Legit News: Production to end May 12 after 55 perfs

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Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Electrified by the Racially Charged Clybourne Park? by

Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer-Prize winning play Clybourne Park has set up house at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and we sent Word of Mouth panelists John, Marlene and Tara Ann to take in this bit…

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Anna Maria Perez de Tagle supports Morgan James by BroadwaySpotted

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle supports Morgan James Anna Maria Perez de Tagle supporting her Godspell cast mate in the Broadway Hunger Games! From: BwaySpotted Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 00:…

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Thalia Follies Sends Up the Folly of US Elections by The Clyde Fitch Report

Let's trust Thalia Follies that there's humor in this subject.

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Video Exclusive! The Cast & Creators of Clybourne Park Chat About Their ‘Truly Shocking’ Play by

Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park is by turns hilarious and provocative, and no one knows that better that their edge-of-your-seat audiences. Norris, director Pa…

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Congrats to the Most Predictable List of Grant Winners, Ever by The Clyde Fitch Report

First class of Doris Duke Artists announced.

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‘Come Fly Away’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic by David Friscic

Twyla Tharp, the innovative dance pioneer and Kennedy Center Honors recipient, joins forces with the smooth, lush, and swinging vocals of Frank Sinatra to conceive the glorious and witty h…

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Dance review: The Adaptation Project by Michael Crabb

Dancemakers is an unapologetically experimental company. Michael Trent, artistic director since 2006, delights in challenging received wisdom and questioning the very nature of dance. His Ad…

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You can get to ‘Clybourne Park’ via Broadway  by Joe Neumaier

The spiky comedy about race and gentrification “Clybourne Park” arrives on Broadway with a Pulitzer Prize and the same mission it had when it ran in 2010 at Playwrights Horizons: To make…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Weekly Round Up with David Singletary (4/20/12) by BroadwaySpotted

Weekly Round Up with David Singletary (4/20/12) Each Friday David Singletary takes Broadway fans through the most fun and important events of the previous week! Have something you think bel…

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Clybourne Park: All The News and Reviews

This link will take you to a comprehensive collection of news and reviews about Clybourne Park from all over the internet.

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IDOL WATCH: Another Contestant Heads Home, Kris Allen and More! by Kelsey Denette

Last night, Ryan announces importantly at the top of tonight's episode of American Idol, 53 million votes were cast - the highest number this season. Were they for your favorite Find out now

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Tony Tracker 2012: Who’s Up?/Who’s Down? by Ninedaves

The Tony nominations are two weeks away, and everyone in the 12 or so blocks that make up the theater district are a twitter, trying to figure out who’s name will be called when the nomina…

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Review: Clybourne Park by Brian Scott Lipton

Bruce Norris' extraordinary, Pulitzer-Prize winning work finally comes to Broadway -- in an expertly directed and thrillingly acted production.

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Theater Review: ‘Clybourne Park,’ by Bruce Norris, at Walter Kerr Theater by Ben Brantley

Bruce Norris’s “Clybourne Park,” a sharp-witted comedy of American uneasiness, is on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Review Roundup: CLYBOURNE PARK on Broadway - Updating LIVE! by BroadwayWorld

Pulitzer Prize-winning play CLYBOURNE PARK, by Bruce Norris, directed by Pam McKinnon, opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre tonight, April 19. What did the critics have to say Let's…

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Simon Callow finds the Bard much to his liking

“I am forever intoxicated afresh by the sheer beauty of Shakespeare’s language,” says the actor, now performing a one-man show about the playwright in Chicago.

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PHOTO FLASH: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, Bill Paxton, Martin Scorsese, and More at Tisch School of the Arts Gala by David Gordon

Tisch School of the Arts honored Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell and her 20th year as head of the school at its annual gala, titled Ordinary Miraculous: Celebrating Vision at Tisch, held Thursday,…

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Review: Angels in America – Part One: Millennium Approaches (Court Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Court Theatre and director Charles Newell have created a revelatory *Angels*, utterly fascinating for its entire running time, the sort of production that will be remembered years from now a…

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Clybourne Park: Theater Review by David Rooney

More than two years after it premiered in New York, Bruce Norris' acclaimed satirical sitcom on race, real estate and communication looks right at home on more

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'Clybourne Park': An edgy look at race

If the walls in the modest bungalow in this ever-changing Chicago neighborhood could talk, they would be crabby. And why not?

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

How to write a play: Two views

REVIEW: A grouchy old traditionalist and his young assistant argue about theater in a snappy and engaging comedy from the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company.

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Clybourne Park Broadway Review by Jonathan Mandell

The most breathtaking of the ironies connected to “Clybourne Park” is not one playwright Bruce Norris presents in the comedy itself, which is a clever update of “A Raisin in the Sun…

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Broadway review: 'Clybourne Park'

“Clybourne Park” is the fiercest, frankest, funniest discussion of race I have seen on a stage. It is smooth — taut, realistic and stringing together ideas about real estat…

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CLYBOURNE PARK - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Clybourne Park continues to work because its underlying assumptions about who the most accepting are, and just how seriously they take their tolerance, always seem to be correct.

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The Short List: New Jack White Album, 'Blunderbuss'

Plus, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in "The Five-Year Engagement"; "Don't Dress for Dinner" hits Broadway.

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An 'Iceman' Surprise: Nathan Lane Cometh

The role of Theodore "Hickey" Hickman is generally portrayed as an angry, messianic figure. That would seem an odd fit for Mr. Lane, Broadway's go-to guy for musical comedy, yet it was the a…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Beth Leavel to Star in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's CALL ME MADAM by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-winning actor Beth Leavel will join the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's upcoming production of CALL ME MADAM, playing the role of Sally Adams July 24-28. Leavel previously appeared wi…

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Review: Angels in America–Part Two: Perestroika (Court Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Tony Kushner has rewritten and added scenes to *Perestroika* since it last played Chicago in 1994, allowing for richer and more complete saga. Among superb performances, Hollis Resnik's port…

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A Familiar Face, Constantly Changing

The actor, starring on Broadway as Joe Alsop in "The Columnist," talks about crossing the threshold into senior citizenship and the G-string he decided not to wear.

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss and Brother Chuck Criss Record 'NEW MORNING' by Stage Tube

Darren Criss has released a video of he and his brother Chuck Criss of the Freelance Wales recording the song New Morning, for the Amnesty International album Chimes of Freedom The Songs of …

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Photo Flash: TITANIC: THE CONCERT at 5th Avenue Theatre by BroadwayWorld

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanics epic voyage, The 5th Avenue Theatre presented Titanic The Concert, April 13-15. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Ston…

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The unhappiest time of his life: David Hare on dramatising his school days

If, 30 years ago, you had said that Sir David Hare, scourge of the establishment and intellectual leftie given to cracking scornful jokes, would one day open a new public school play in the …

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

The More Things Change

A look at the set and costume design for the Broadway play “Clybourne Park.”

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Twyla Tharp and Frank Sinatra let dancers ‘Fly Away’ with style by Celia Wren

Love sure takes a lot out of you. That truth must dawn on the tempestuous suitors portrayed in “Come Fly Away,” the efficient fireball of a dance musical created by Twyla Tharp and set t…

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How Ghost Took a Spiritual Journey to a Become a Spectacular Stage Musical by Gemma Wilson

A Haunting Idea The 1990 film Ghost is as much a comedy as a romance, but it began life as a much darker project. “I had wanted to do a movie about ghosts for 10 years, and to tell it…

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How Ghost Took a Spiritual Journey to Become a Spectacular Stage Musical by Gemma Wilson

A Haunting Idea The 1990 film Ghost is as much a comedy as a romance, but it began life as a much darker project. “I had wanted to do a movie about ghosts for 10 years, and to tell it…

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Karen Zacarias on Outstanding New Plays, 2012 Helen Hayes Awards by Hunter Styles

- Award winning DC playwright Karen Zacarias received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play (The Sins of Sor Juana). Her works have been produced at The Kennedy Center, Arena Stag…

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Enter to Win an Autographed Copy of Lynda Carter's New CD 'Crazy Little Things' by Contests

Lynda Carter, TV's legendary Wonder Woman, returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA, on April 19, 20, and 21 with Body amp Soul, her dynamic new show featuring her unique take on c…

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Lynn Nottage, David Gallo et al. to Judge 4th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, 5/7 by BroadwayWorld

Jujamcyn Theaters Jordan Roth, President and True Colors Theatre Company Kenny Leon, Co-Founding Artistic Director have announced the judges and guest performers for the 4th Annual August Wi…

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‘Being Shakespeare’ an enlightening journey through the playwright’s life

What do we really know about William Shakespeare? We know the 37 plays and the poetry, of course, which confirm the existence of one of the greatest literary and psychological geniuses of al…

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Steven Berkoff's 6 Characters in Search of a Director Set for West End Run by

6 Characters in Search of a Director, a new play from writer/director Steven Berkoff will play the West End's Charing Cross Theatre. Performances begin May 16, with opening night set for…

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Joyous Chats With the One Man, Two Guvnors Company on Opening Night by

The London laugh riot One Man, Two Guvnors made its Broadway bow on April 18, and the company of this National Theatre comedy hit is obviously overjoyed to be sharing their show with New Yor…

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Joyous Chats With the One Man, Two Guvnors Company on Opening Night by

The London laugh riot One Man, Two Guvnors made its Broadway bow on April 18, and the company of this National Theatre comedy hit is obviously overjoyed to be sharing their show with New Yor…

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

New seasons at Geffen and Pasadena playhouses, with Lynn Nottage plays at both...New seasons for Laguna Playhouse and Musical Theatre Guild...a 20th anniversary production of Anna Deavere Sm…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Eric McCormack to Join James Earl Jones, John Larroquette for Best Man Event at 92nd Street Y by Dan Bacalzo

Eric McCormack is the latest addition to a discussion of the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, which will be held at The 92nd Street Y on April 30 at 8pm. As previously r…

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, April 19, 2012 Breaking news: Jake Gyllenhaal to Make American Stage Debut at Roundabout ArtsBeat Blog/ – by PATRICK HEALY A play …

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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Broadway's Newest SUPERSTAR Josh Young on 'Judas', Dating and More! by Richard Ridge

This time it's Broadway's new It Boy Josh Young, who is wowing fans and critics alike as Judas in the new revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. During their chat, Young got candid about his ph…

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Usher joins cast of off-Broadway play for 1 day

Usher is heading off-Broadway. The Grammy winner will join the cast of "Fuerza Bruta: Look Up," the fast-paced, acrobatic and unconventional play where the audience stands as performers danc…

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Anthony Andrews, Simon Callow, Bryn Terfel Set for 2012 BBC Promis by Brian Scott Lipton

The 2012 BBC Proms will present over 90 concerts, July 13-September 8. Highlights of the series, which focuses on classical music, include a semi-staged production of My Fair Lady starring …

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Arsenale Toronto offers new twist on contemporary art from Montreal by Murray Whyte

Across the street from a scrap yard, Arsenale Toronto is bringing the Montreal art world to the city in a unique setting.

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American Psycho Musical Set for 2012-13 Season at London’s Headlong Provocative Theatre by

The previously announced musical American Psycho, featuring music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will premiere at London’s …

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Going for 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actress in a Play by

It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the editorial staff clo…

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Going for the 2012 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actress in a Play by

It’s almost Tony time, and let's face it: We’re obsessed! In anticipation of the 2012 Tony nominations, which will be announced on May 1, the editorial staff clo…

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Opposite Ends of the Interactivity Spectrum by Chloe Veltman

Interactivity is so much the rage these days both in journalism and in the arts that it's starting to make things like the business of going to see a traditional play or ballet look really o…

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Books of The Times: ‘Mr. Broadway,’ a Memoir by Gerald Schoenfeld by Charles Isherwood

“Mr. Broadway” is a posthumously published memoir by Gerald Schoenfeld, one of the engines of the Shubert Organization for decades.

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PHOTO CALL: First Look at Arena Stage's Music Man, With Kate Baldwin and Burke Moses by Matthew Blank

Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring the Kate Baldwin as Marian and Burke Moses as Harold Hill, plays Washington DC's Arena Stage May 11-July 22.

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Neil Stuke, Philip Voss Set for Steven Berkoff's 6 Characters in Search of a Director by Brian Scott Lipton

Andree Bernard, Sarah Chamberlain, Ruth Everett, Neil Stuke, Paul Trussel, and Philip Voss will star in Steven Berkoff's new play 6 Characters in Search of a Director, to play London&ap…

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Parker Posey, Queen Of Indies, At Yale Rep by Frank Rizzo

Actress Featured In Premiere Of Will Eno's 'The Realistic Joneses'   Follow CT Lifestyle & Entertainment News On The Courant's Features Buzz Facebook PageParker Posey has me dazed a…

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Alan Cumming, B.D. Wong Set for Young Trailblazers Benefit Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will be honored at Live Out Loud's 11th annual Young Trailblazers Gala, to be held at The TimesCenter on Monday, April 30 beginning at 6pm. Tony winner B.…

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Beth Leavel to Star in Call Me Madam for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning actress Beth Leavel will star in the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma production of Irving Berlin's Call Me Madam this July.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Jasmine Guy, Condola Rashad, Phylicia Rashad Set for August Wilson Monologue Competition by Dan Bacalzo

Phylicia Rashad and her daughter Condola RashadGem of the Ocean as part of the 4th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, to be held at the August Wilson Theatre on Monday, May 7 at 7pm…

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Magic/Bird by Robert Walport

Hailing from the UK and having not been born when most of the events of this play take place, I entered "Magic/Bird", a new play by Eric Simonson, knowing next to nothing about what was to f…

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David Henry Hwang and Andreas Mitisek to Discuss Ainadamar at LACMA by Brian Scott Lipton

Andreas Mitisek, Artistic and General Director of Long Beach Opera, will interview Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang on Saturday, May 5 at 4pm, at the Los Angeles County Museum…

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One Man, Two Guvnors by StageGrade

Are critics divided on "One Man, Two Guvnors"?

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THE SCREENING ROOM: A Look Back at Carousel On Its 67th Broadway Anniversary by Adam Hetrick

On April 19, 1945, New York audiences watched Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan kiss under a blossomed bower for the first time when the original Broadway production of Carousel opened at the M…

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Filichia’s Features: WORKING by Peter Filichia

So when’s the last time you took a good look at WORKING? The script and score for the musical that opened on Broadway more than a third-of-a-century ago keeps getting facelifts. The newest…

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Gordon Lightfoot releases All Live Tuesday by Richard Ouzounian

Gordon Lightfoot talks about his songs Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Canadian Railroad Trilogy and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

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#OOPS! You Got Out-Classed By Carrie White by Teamspotted

I’m going to say something every Thursday, half on purpose and half by accident. #Oops! This week: “OOPS! You got out-classed by Carrie White.” I’m talking to you, Bono. Befo…

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Robert Lopez of 'Book of Mormon' writes song for 'The Simpsons' by David Ng

Over the years, "The Simpsons"on Fox has engaged a few Broadway talents in guest spots -- Stephen Sondheim, David Mamet and Mandy Patinkin all have put it vocal cameos. The series even paid …

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Our first night at the Howard to see Henson Alternative: Stuffed and Unstrung by Debbie Jackson

The newly renovated Howard Theater is now a sparkling gem, brimming with excitement and glamour on an otherwise drab still-undergoing-rehab corner north of the Howard U. Metro stop.  Judgin…

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Morgan James, Chad Kimball, Logan Marshall-Green Set for The Bridge Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Uzo Aduba, Adam Halpin, Morgan James, Chad Kimball, Kenita Miller, Logan Marshall-Green, and Jeremy Schonfeld will be among the performers for the benefit concert, The Bridge: Where Hope an…

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PAGEANT, THE MUSICAL Receives NY Readings With Tony Sheldon, Michael James Scott and More; Christopher Gattelli to Helm by BroadwayWorld

Pageant, the Musical will have industry readings presented by Shea Sullivan May 1st in New York under the direction of Christopher Gattelli. Conceived by Robert Longbottom, book and lyrics b…

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Broadway Hunger Games Semi-Finals by BroadwaySpotted

Broadway Hunger Games Semi-Finals We're down to only 6 Tributes! This is the semi-finals. After this there will be only threeee remaining. Here is Scott Alan, our Game Maker, to give yo…

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Dance Marathon invites audience participation by Michael Crabb

What’s it like to dance with a total stranger, night after night?

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I Interview Playwrights Part 443: Michael Elyanow by Adam Szymkowicz

Michael Elyanow Hometown: Randolph, MA Current Town(s): Minneapolis & LA Q:  Tell me about The Children. A:  It's a re-imagining of the Medea myth, about a member of the Gr…

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Nominate A Young Leader Of Color by Emilya Cachapero

NOMINATE A YOUNG LEADER OF COLOR TO ATTEND TCG’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN BOSTON! DEADLINE: TUESDAY MAY 1, 2012 Since 2006, we have gathered groups of young theatre professionals of color fr…

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Preview: Bruce Norris' 'Clybourne Park' moves in at Seattle Rep

Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park," a spinoff of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," is at Seattle Repertory Theatre April 25-May 13, 2012.

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Theater reviews: 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' and 'Help'

Reviews of two productions on local stages: "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," at Ballard Underground through April 22, and "Help" at Seattle Children's Theatre through May 13.

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Perfect Crime celebrates 25th Anniversary – longest running show by Sandi Durell

by: Sandi Durell It’s a rare happening that a show can celebrate 25 years of sleuthing mystery as the longest running show on or off-Broadway, and celebrate it did, at the Snapple Thea…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Anne Hathaway as 'Fantine' in LES MISERABLES! by BroadwayWorld has revealed a sneak peek look at Anne Hathaway on the set of the Les Miserables film in London Hathaway is playing the troubled Fantine in the film, which is set for a Decembe…

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Harriet Harris, T. Oliver Reid, Edward Hibbert Will Be Part of Lyrics & Lyricists' Noël & Cole: A Battle of Wits by Michael Gioia

92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists will present Mad Dogs & Educated Fleas: Noël & Cole, A Battle of Wits, featuring the songs of Cole Porter and Noël Coward, May 5-…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

The art of marketing

Young artisans look to this weekend's big American Craft Council show for a career boost.

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Suburban theater for the week of April 20-26 by Kerry Reid

Kerry Reid on what's on stage in Chicago's suburbs "Encores: After the Theatre and Other Stories": Piven Theatre's founding matriarch directs an evening of short works by Anton Chekhov, ada…

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If by saying 'star,' you mean ...

On Monday, a colleague stopped by who'd seen "Angels in America." He wanted to talk about Larry Yando's performance as Roy Cohn in the epic drama by Tony Kushner, now playing at the Court Th…

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'Enfrascada' finds hilarity amid heartbreak by Kerry Reid

KERRY REID reviews "Enfrascada (A Hoodoo Comedy of Jarring Proportions)" at 16th Street Theater ★★★ and "The Improv Play" for InFusion Theatre Company ★★★…

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The Path to Broadway: Celia Keenan-Bolger by Mark Blankenship

How the actress became an action heroine for “Peter and the Starcatcher” There are eleven men in the cast and only one woman, but still, Peter and the Starcatcher is a boon for f…

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Ashley Brown, Bob Stillman, et al. Set for Town Hall's BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1975, 5/14 by BroadwayWorld

The Town Halls 123 West 43rd Street critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year's 12th Season continues with The Broadway Musicals of 1975 on Monday, May 14th at 8PM. 1975 was a year that brou…

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Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise Will Host "National Memorial Day Concert"; Lineup Announced by Andrew Gans

"The National Memorial Day Concert" will air on PBS May 27 at 8 PM live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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Nick Jonas, Jeremy Jordan, et al. Set for 2012 EASTER BONNET Competition by BroadwayWorld

The line-up of presenters, judges, and participants for the 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition will include a four-time Tony Award winner, eight Tony Award nominees and more than 200 of B…

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Stars of Vaudeville #477: Grace La Rue by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of singing single Grace La Rue (1880-1956). She got her start singing in variety saloons, tent shows and burlesque, working her way into vaudeville after performing wit…

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Onstage spotlight: Friday 4/20

"Sea Marks," "The Mill," "Julius Caesar" and "Deal! The Musical."

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: One Man, Two Guvnors, a Brighton Beach Romp by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the Broadway opening of One Man, Two Guvnors, Richard Bean's fresh take on an Italian classic.

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A Child — and a Teacher — Left Behind by Alan Aymie

Laid off from his LAUSD teaching job while struggling to complete a play, Alan Aymie responded by writing another play, a solo dealing with educational issues. He also found his experiences …

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Pop stardom, at what price?

A singer's grooming is more than hair, clothes and makeup.

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Hunters and Artists by Chicago Plays

I’ve been hearing lots of ideas and theories lately, well, I hear lots of ideas and theories all the time. One interesting thing I’ve come across in advocacy work recently has been the i…

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Kathie Lee Gifford Gets Rainbow High with Tracie Bennett at End of the Rainbow by

Kathie Lee Gifford is the latest celebrity to take in Tracie Bennett’s powerhouse performance as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow. The stage-loving Today Show host enjoyed hearing Be…

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PRISCILLA: "Best Night on Broadway" Commercial by Priscilla Queen of the Desert

PRISCILLA: "Best Night on Broadway" Commercial Hear what real audience members have to say in this brand-new TV commercial. For more information, visit http://priscillaonbroadway.…

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Melissa Errico and Judy Kuhn Have Passion for Upcoming Passion Revival by Andrew Gans

Melissa Errico, who was acclaimed for her performance as Dot in the 2002 Kennedy Center staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, will take on her fi…

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BC/EFA Announces Easter Bonnet Celebrity Presenters, Judges, & Participants by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The line-up of presenters, judges, and participants for the 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition will include a four-time Tony Award winner, eight Tony Award nominees and more than 200 of B…

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Review: A ship-shape 'Dames at Sea' belongs to the ladies by Philip Brandes

Buoyed by a ship-shape cast, the Colony Theatre Company’s “Dames at Sea” revival broadsides the 1930s movie musicals of Busby Berkeley with tongue firmly in cheek. It&rsquo…

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Nick Jonas, Audra McDonald and Eric McCormack Set to Present at 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition by

Nick Jonas (How to Succeed), Audra McDonald (Porgy and Bess) and Eric McCormack (The Best Man) are among the presenters set to appear at the 26th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Eas…

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Burbank Arts for All – inaugural Gala event by Pauline Adamek

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Burbank teacher Beth Morrison and Burbank PTA Council President Barbara Miller will be honored by the Burbank Arts for All Foundation at the inaugural gala e…

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VIDEO FLASH: Lea Michele and Glee Cast Perform Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" by Brian Scott Lipton

FOX has released a video of Broadway veteran Lea Michele and Glee stars Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, and Amber Riley performing Whitney Houston's hit "How Will I Know" on the sh…

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‘Nibbles and Sips Around Town Does Brunch’ by Jordan Wright by Jordan Wright

I’m often asked, “Where shall we go for brunch?” “It depends,” I evasively respond, clueless as to your expectations. Prefer outdoors, indoors or lavish buffet? Quick and cheap or …

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Review: (Toronto) Oil and Water by The Charlebois Post

Neema Bickersteth as Adeline and Starr Domingue as Vonzia in the 2011 run at the LSPU Hall (St. John's, NL) ACT I ProblemsOil and Water takes its timeby Beat RiceI am instantly curious …

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Les Mis Picture Update: Anne Hathaway by Michael Block

More pictures are being leaked from the Les Mis movie. We've seen pictures of the men, and now it's time for the ladies. First up is Fantine played by Anne Hathaway. If you look closely, Ms.…

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Ashley Brown, Maya Days, Bob Stillman Set for Broadway Musicals of 1975 by Dan Bacalzo

Ashley Brown, Carole J. Bufford, Scott Coulter, Maya Days, Bob Stillman, and Lari White will be among the performers for The Broadway Musicals of 1975, to be held at The Town Hall on Monday,…

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"Exit The King" - West End Players Guild by Richard Green

This is a maddening play, and not in a good way, either.

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"Conversations with an Executioner" in St. Louis by Richard Green

Conversations with an Executioner, adapted by Philip Boehm, continues through April 29, 2012, at the Kranzberg Center's black box theater.

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ArtsBeat: Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico Cast in 'Passion' Revival by Erik Piepenburg

Judy Kuhn will play Fosca opposite Melissa Errico as Clara in the Classic Stage Company's coming revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical drama.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Latest Broadway News! Viola Davis, Kristin Chenoweth and more! by TheaterMania

Latest Broadway News! Viola Davis, Kristin Chenoweth and more! The latest most up to date Broadway Theatre news for the week of April 16th, 2012 From: theatermania Views: 35 0 ratings …

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STAGE TUBE: Josh Young Visits WATCH WHAT HAPPENS! by Stage Tube

Josh Young, who is starring as 'Judas' in Broadway's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR after originating the role in both the Startford and La Jolla productions of the show, visited Bravo's 'Watch What…

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“Death of a Salesman”

Mike Nichols talks about directing Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” He’s joined by Linda Emond, who plays Linda Loman. “Death of a Salesman” is playing at the Barrymore The…

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Directing Shakespeare: What's It All About Willy Part 2 by American Theatre Wing and SDCF

On April 28, 2001, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation invited Arthur Bartow, Artistic Director of the Drama Department at NYU Tisch, to moderate a conversation between Michael Lup…

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Nick Jonas, Stockard Channing, Audra McDonald Nina Arianda, Hugh Dancy and More Set for Easter Bonnet Competition by Adam Hetrick

Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Nick Jonas, Nina Arianda, Hugh Dancy, Lisa Lampanelli and Corbin Bleu are among the celebrities who will appear at the 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition …

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Happy Birthday, Reeve Carney! The Spider-Man Star Gets a Superhero Surprise by

Even superheroes deserve a birthday celebration! On April 18, Reeve Carney, the title star of Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, took a break from saving the world when his Broadway co-stars sta…

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VIDEO SHARE: Megan Hilty Performs "Secondhand White Baby Grand" on NBC's Smash by Andy Propst

NBC has released a video from the April 23 episode of its hit series Smash featuring star Megan Hilty singing "Secondhand White Grand," a new song by Tony Award-winners Marc Shaima…

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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli on Her Upcoming One-Woman Broadway Show: ‘I’m Not Just a C-Word!’ by Danica Daniel

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli is best known for her foul-mouthed insults on Comedy Central's Friars Club Roasts, but the raunchy comedienne is determined to show the softer aspects of he…

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Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury, et al. Honored at 2012 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards by BroadwayWorld

Today in the historic Great Hall on Ellis Island three esteemed individuals were honored by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. for the contributions they have made to this N…

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Nick Jonas, Audra McDonald, Jerry O'Connell, Raven-Symone Set for Easter Bonnet Competition by David Gordon

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced the celebrity presenters, judges, and participants who will take part in the 26th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, to be held Monday, April 2…

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‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Gut-achingly good by Peter Marks

NEW YORK — Trusting your gut is an essential guideline in the reviewing business. So if your gut aches as much as mine did all through the rhapsodically silly shenanigans of “One Man, T…

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Lea Michele, Amber Riley & Co. Take on Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know' on Glee by

Glee will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston on the series April 24 episode titled, “Dance With Somebody.” Just as the show has previously honored Madonna and Lady Gaga, the…

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Ashley Brown, Bob Stillman, Maya Days and More Set for Broadway Musicals of 1975 by Andrew Gans

The Town Hall's Broadway by the Year concert series will continue May 14 at 8 PM with The Broadway Musicals of 1975.

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AMERICAN IDOL to Honor Dick Clark Tonight by BroadwayWorld

AMERICAN IDOL host Ryan Seacrest has announced on his Twitter account that tonight's show will pay tribute to the late Dick Clark. Posted Seacrest, were putting together a tribute for Dick C…

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Bebe Neuwirth to Headline McCarter Theatre Center's 2012 Gala by David Gordon

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will headline McCarter Theatre Center's Annual Benefit Gala, to be held Saturday, May 5. Neuwirth is currently starring in Classic Stage Company's …

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When oil and water mix, the results can be inspiring by J. Kelly Nestruck

Robert Chafe tells an uplifting story of a shipwreck, a rescue, and open-hearted enlightenment set against the backdrop of the civil-rights struggle

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“Million Dollar Quartet” Celebrates Record Store Day with Month Long Promotion by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit musical now celebrating its 3rd electrifying year in New York and over 300 performances at New World Stages, will celebrate national “Record Store Day” wi…

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Barb Jungr: The Man in the Long Black Coat by Wendy Caster

Bob Dylan's songs are so closely meshed with Bob Dylan's voice that the idea of a cabaret chanteuse taking them on is like tomato ice cream, both odd and intriguing. Award-winning British si…

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TM News Minute: Viola Davis and Liza Minnelli Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards and more by Tristan Fuge

This week, TheaterMania reports on Viola Davis receiving the Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement, Liza Minnelli receiving the the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, Kevin Kline and Mer…

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People You Should Know . . . Marta Rainer by Zack

Marta Rainer(writer/performer) has performed her solo show Unaccustomed to My NameOff-Broadway, across the US and internationally since 2001 – including beingthe first American invited to …

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Hairspray, Starring Felicia Fields, Lillian Castro, Michael Lindner, Opens April 19 at Drury Lane by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Felicia Fields, Lillian Castro and Michael Lindner star in the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray, which officially opens April 19 at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook …

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It's an Opening Night of Laughter and Love for James Corden & One Man, Two Guvnors by

Broadway was (prat)falling all over itself on April 18 to welcome the sight gags and slamming doors of British slapstick sensation One Man, Two Guvnors to the Music Box Theatre on opening ni…

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Arts Advocacy Day in Washington – April 16 & 17 – A Recap by Laurie Baskin

Arts Advocacy Day 2012 was a great day for the arts on Capitol Hill. TCG participated as a National Co-Sponsor as we have for many years. Joining TCG staff for Hill visits was a seasoned and…

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PHOTO CALL: Bobby Cannavale, Max Casella and More Celebrate Ninth and Joanie Opening Night by Matthew Blank

Bob Glaudini and Kevin Corrigan are a father and son grappling with their past, present and uncertain future in the world premiere of Brett C. Leonard's Philadelphia-set drama Ninth and …

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Actor Jonathan Frid Passes Away at 87 by BroadwayWorld

According to published reports, stage and screen actor Jonathan Frid passed away on April 13 of natural causes. He was 87 years old.

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Godspell's Broadway Cast to Perform Benefit Concert of Stephen Schwartz Songs at Joe's Pub by Dan Bacalzo

Cast members from Broadway's Godspell will perform a benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS entitled Godspell Sings Stephen Schwartz at Joe's Pub on Wednesday, May …

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Theater review: Again at Denver's Buell Theatre, the bewitching tale "Wicked" still stands strong by Lisa Kennedy

It's always a bit strange coming late to a popular-culture party. "The X-Files"? Had to play catch-up when the hit TV series' lesser big-screen spinoffs arrived in the multiplex. "Lost"? …

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Pushcart Players to Celebrate 38th Anniversary with Fundraiser at Montclair Art Museum by David Gordon

The Pushcart Players will celebrate its 38th anniversary with a fundraising event, to be held Sunday, June 3 at the Montclair Art Museum. Titled A Royal Celebration, the afternoon will feat…

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Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make U.S. Stage Debut in ‘If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet’ by Loganne

Roundabout Theatre Company’s If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, by Nick Payne, will star Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhall in his US stage debut. Directed by Michael Longhurst, the producti…

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People You Should Know . . . Jennifer Bowen by Zack

JenniferBowen’s solo show BURNING DOWN TO HEAVEN, about the poet Anne Sexton,was produced at The Marsh Theater and Venue 9 in San Francisco and premiered inNew York City at Women's Center …

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FEBRUARY HOUSE at The Public Theater by The Public Theater

FEBRUARY HOUSE creators Gabriel Kahane and Seth Bockley and director Davis McCallum discuss their new musical's inspiration and themes.

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Chicago Theater Review: WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE? (Second City in Chicago) by Dan Zeff

SECOND CITY KNOWS EXACTLY WHO THEY ARE Second City calls its 100th mainstage revue Who Do We Think We Are? The question is rhetorical. For more than half a century, Second City has been the …

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Are D.C. Theaters Playing It Too Safe? by Bob Mondello

In March, the Washington Post's chief theater critic, Peter Marks, lamented that the 2012-2013 seasons of several large D.C.-area companies—among them Signature Theatre, the Kennedy Ce…

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Hands on a Hardbody Creatives Ready to Roll Out World Premiere Musical

After watching the award-winning 1997 S. R. Bindler documentary about the endurance contest in which entrants must keep one hand on the surface of a vehicle at all times in order to win a br…

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Highlights From Ghost The Musical on Broadway

In Ghost The Musical, inspired by the hit film that starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, hunky Sam returns from the great beyond (with a little help from accidental medium…

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Sound Advice: Britain's Barb & Braun Borrowing Someone Else's Stories by Rob Lester

Someone Else's Story is a debut solo CD from Meredith Braun ... Barb Jungr continues her association with the tales crafted and introduced by Bob Dylan.

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The David Dower Friday Phone Call # 22: Anne Bogart by HowlRound

To continue the focus this week on ArtsEmerson, the Commons, and the College, I have the sheer pleasure of talking with Anne Bogart. There is so much here we could have talked for hours. Suc…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Chicago Theater Review: BEING SHAKESPEARE (Broadway Playhouse in Chicago) by Tony Frankel

GET THEE TO BEING SHAKESPEARE There’s simply no other way to encourage your attendance to Being Shakespeare than to submit my unequivocal good word. Those who fret at comprehending Shakesp…

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Veanne Cox, Patrick Page, Michael Urie, Finn Wittrock and More Set for Red Bull Theater Readings by David Gordon

Red Bull Theater has announced additional casting details for its upcoming Monday night reading series. The series will continue Monday, April 30 with Phil Massinger's The Renegado, fe…

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Marcia Milgrom Dodge Will Direct Musical Sense & Sensibility in Denver Center Season by Kenneth Jones

Denver Center Theatre Company has added the world-premiere production of Sense & Sensibility The Musical, drawn from the Jane Austen novel, to its 2012-13 season. Tony Award nominee Marc…

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James Carpenter, Erika Chong Shuch, and More to Join Michael Winters in Cal Shakes' The Tempest by David Gordon

Full casting has been announced for California Shakespeare Theatre's upcoming production of The Tempest, to run May 30 through June 24 under the direction of Jonathan Moscone. The ense…

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STAGE TUBE: Caissie Levy Talks GHOST on WHAT'S THE BUZZ! by Stage Tube

GHOST THE MUSICAL began previews on Thursday, March 15th at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Set in modern day New York City, Ghost The Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walki…

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Candice Bergen, Blair Underwood and Matthew Broderick to Appear on LIVE! With Kelly by BroadwayWorld

LIVE with Kelly's upcoming guests include A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE's Blair Underwood, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Matthew Broderick and THE BEST MAN's Candice Bergen. See the full list of …

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Alhambra Theatre's The Wizard of Oz to Benefit Community PedsCare Program by David Gordon

The Alhambra Theatre and Dining has announced that the entire run of its upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz will benefit the Community PedsCare Program of Community Hospice of Northeast…

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Peter and the Starcatcher Feature! by TheaterMania

Adam Chanler-Berat, Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Roger Rees, and Rick Elice discuss the magical new Broadway play about Peter Pan.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Alice Ripley Releases "Beautiful Eyes"; Tony Winner Will Play Metropolitan Room (Video) by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, who was last seen Off-Broadway in Wild Animals You Should Know, has released a new music video entitled "Beautiful Eyes."

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Andrea McArdle Joins Cast of Air Supply's LOST IN LOVE Reading, 4/23-24 by BroadwayWorld

Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original Annie, joins Tony-nominated actor Constantine Maroulis Rock of Ages, American Idol and Justin Matthew Sargent Rock of Ages, Bonnie amp Clyde for the April…

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A Tale of Two Cities

Legit Reviews||Abroad: The sheer length of Victor Hugo's doorstopper of a French Revolution saga didn't stop "Les Miserables" from being a stage sensation. Charles Dickens' simi…

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Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise to Host PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, 5/27 by BroadwayWorld

On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded line-up will grace the stage for one of PBS' highest-rated programs, the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The program is co-hosted for the seventh ye…

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Squigs Braves the High Seas With the Cast of Peter and the Starcatcher by

All aboard! On a journey to discover the Neverland you never knew, Christian Borle, Adam Chanler-Berat and Celia Keenan-Bolger are moving full steam ahead in the whimsical play Peter and the…

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Nancy Lemenager Among Cast of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against at the Alley Theatre by Adam Hetrick

Casting has been announced for the Alley Theatre production of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against, a new dark comedy about a female architect who hits the workplace glass ceiling…

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PHOTO CALL: Katie Rose Clarke, Janet Dacal, Kyle Dean Massey at Broadway's Future Concert by Joseph Marzullo

The free Broadway's Future concert series — presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul (in association with N and N Productions ) — continued April 16 in the Bruno Walter Audi…

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Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico to Star in Stephen Sondheim's Passion at Classic Stage Company by

Three-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and Tony nominee Melissa Errico are set to star in Classic Stage Company's previously announced revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's …

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Chicago Production of Freud's Last Session to Celebrate Freud's Birthday May 6 by David Gordon

The Chicago production of Mark St. Germain's play Freud's Last Session will mark the 156th birthday of the titular psychoanalyst with post-performance celebrations on Sunday, May 6…

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DNA, Unicorn, London

Dennis Kelly’s play emerges as a taut, compelling thriller and a modern-day spin on Lord of the Flies that explores equivocation, Sarah Hemming writes

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DNA, Unicorn, London

Dennis Kelly's play emerges as a taut, compelling thriller and a modern-day spin on Lord of the Flies that explores equivocation, Sarah Hemming writes

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Nancy Lemenager, David Andrew Macdonald Set for Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against at the Alley Theatre by David Gordon

Casting has been announced for the Alley Theatre's world premiere production of Theresa Rebeck's new play What We're Up Against, to run May 11 through June 12, on the Neuhaus …

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‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ is a knee-slapper by Loganne

One Man Two Guvnors, Richard Bean’s adaptation of the 18th-century Italian farce by Carlo Goldoni, requires two directors, one just for the physical comedy. The slapstick production evokes…

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BWW TV: SPIDER-MAN Wishes Reeve Carney a Happy Birthday with Video Retrospective by BroadwayWorld TV

Yesterday, April 18, Reeve Carney celebrated his 29th birthday at the Foxwoods Theatre. As a gift, the Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark house crew compiled a video retrospective of the star's j…

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Café Variations at ArtsEmerson by Thomas Garvey

Melody Madarasz in Café Variations The music of George Gershwin is a good thing; a very good thing.  Which is a very good thing for director Anne Bogart, as it repeatedly saves he…

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Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway by Sarah B. Roberts

I caught a preview of Peter and the Starcatcher last week.  The only preconception I had going in was from the press agent who invited me:  "It's Peter Pan for adults." &…

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Christina Kirk on the ‘Whirlwind-Slash-Roller Coaster Ride’ of Clybourne Park by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 41, New York City Current Role: Doing double duty as 1950s housewife Bev and 21st-century real estate agent Kathy in the Broadway premiere of Bruce Norris' Pulitze…

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Broadway Theater Review: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (The Music Box in New York City) by Thomas Antoinne

ONE HIT, TWO GUVNORS Once upon a time, you could attend theatre by Americans and watch actors who had worked together for decades.  Long rehearsal periods to explore classical texts were co…

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Photo Flash: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of CARRIE! by BroadwayWorld

Ghostlight Records this week went into the recording studio with the cast of Carrie, to record the first-ever cast album. Release dates for the album will be announced at a later time. The c…

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One Man Two Guvnors

Oh my, my, my. There is Joy in Mudville once again. And more than that, there are moments in this play that are so funny you don’t just laugh, you bark. There are a few things at which …

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Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Erin Morley, Nicholas Phan to Appear with New York Philharmonic by Brian Scott Lipton

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos will conduct the New York Philharmonic performances of selections from Manuel de Falla's Atlántida, and Carl Orff's complete Carmina b…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - SMASH's Bollywood Number! by Stage Tube

The April 23rd episode of NBC's musical drama SMASH will be paying homage to 'Bollywood', the colorful movie genre of India. The episode will include an elaborate dream sequence, set to the …

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)

Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico Set to Lead PASSION at Classic Stage Company in 2013 by BroadwayWorld

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner announced today that acclaimedawarding winning actresses Judy Kuhn and Meliss…

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Video of the Week: Colin Donnell in Norah Jones’ “Happy Pills” Video by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Our BBB Video of the Week is an actual music video from Norah Jones which prominently features ANYTHING GOES star Colin Donnell. Here’s the video for “Happy Pills” from Jon…

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STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Charlie Frasier by Stage Tube is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group This week Charlie Frasier shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why the arts ma…

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Stephen Sondheim, Idina Menzel and More to Lead Smith Center's Summer Music Lineup by BroadwayWorld

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announces an all-star summer line-up set to kick off in June. The summer will feature the legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, jazz songstr…

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Magic Mike - Official Trailer 2012 - Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey (HD) by DanceOn

Magic Mike - Official Trailer 2012 - Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey (HD) The official trailer for Magic Mike in HD starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Mat…

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BWW Student Center: Have Your Say! What do You Want to See in 2012-2013? by BroadwayWorld

Hard to believe but the end of the 2011-2012 school year is mere weeks away If you've been following BWW's Student Center, you'll know we've had a fun time this year showcasing theater progr…

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Doris Duke Foundation Announces Inaugural Doris Duke Artists, Receiving $225,000 Grants; Anne Bogart, Rinde Eckert Among Recipients by Michael Gioia

The first class of Doris Duke Artists—an unprecedented new initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which awards artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and multidiscip…

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Lily Rabe, Richard Thomas to Announce Outer Critics Circle Nominations, 4/23 by BroadwayWorld

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, today announced that Multi Awar…

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Arts & Leisure: ‘The Columnist’ Dissects Joseph Alsop by Eric Alterman

Joseph Alsop, the imperious political commentator, is the subject of “The Columnist,” a new play by David Auburn.

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Gary Beach, Joyce DeWitt, Linda Eder, Lorna Luft Set for North Shore Music Theatre Season by Dan Bacalzo

North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has announced the musicals, celebrity concerts and children's shows that will comprise its upcoming season. Lorna Luft will star as Dolly Gallagher Lev…

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PHOTO CALL: More of Uma Thurman, Ann Harada, Wesley Taylor on "Publicity" Episode of "Smash" by Matthew Blank

The next episode of the new NBC musical drama "Smash," titled "Publicity," will air April 23 at 10 PM ET. Here is an early look, with potential visual spoilers.

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“The Great American Revue” at NYPL by Trav S.D.

I may have seen as many as two dozen exhibitions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts over the years, and this one is without a doubt the best one I’ve seen. Entitled…

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Streetcar Named Desire Opens by Barry

Blair UnderwoodTennessee Williams’ sultry drama, A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann opened at The Broadhurst Theater on April 22, 2012. A Streetcar Named Desire is set agains…

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Harriet Harris, Edward Hibbert, T. Oliver Reid Set for Mad Dogs and Educated Fleas at 92nd StreetY by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Harriet Harris will appear alongside La Tanya Hall, Jeff Harnar, Edward Hibbert, Colleen McHugh, and T. Oliver Reid in Mad Dogs and Educated Fleas: Noel and Cole a Battle o…

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The Guide — Theater Listings 04.20.12

OPENING DELIVER US FROM NOWHERE: TALES FROM NEBRASKA. Tympanic Theatre Company presents 10 short plays inspired by a different song from Bruce Springsteen’s album “Nebraska.” Opens Apr…

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Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Will Be Inducted into New York Foundation for the Arts' Hall of Fame by Michael Gioia

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who is currently represented on Broadway with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, will be inducted into the New York Foundation for the Art…

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Roundabout Theatre Company to Present World Premiere of BAD JEWS This Fall by Jessica Lewis

The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the world premiere production of Bad Jews by Joshua Elias Harmon and directed by Daniel Aukin for the fall season. Bad Jews will begin preview p…

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BREAKING NEWS: Jake Gyllenhaal to Make American Stage Debut in Roundabout's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET This Fall by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that movie star Jake Gyllenhaal will be making his American stage debut in If There Is I Havent Found It Yet, a comedic drama by Nick Payne at the Ha…

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Review: Three Sisters by Sandy MacDonald

The Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg offers a well-acted but inertly staged production of Anton Chekhov's classic drama at BAM.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

When is a rope not a rope? Answer: When it is a doorway, a window, an ocean wave, a ship’s rail and oh, yeah, when it is used to tie up hostages. I guess it is a rope for the latter, but…

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GrouponLive launches G-Pass

On April 12, 2012, Groupon announced that its GrouponLive website would be launching "G-Pass," a new feature that will allow users to bypass box office and will call lines. Groupon, the onli…

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Photo Coverage: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates 3rd Birthday! by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Yesterday, April 18, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit musical now playing at New World Stages 340 West 50th Street, celebrated the beginning of its 3rd electrifying year in New York and the 3…

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Mustard Seed moves 'Winter's Tale' to Seattle

The first act of the Shakespeare play looks a lot like “Othello,” but the second half is a rustic comedy.

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Theater Shelf: People In The Picture, Hammerstein, Spiderman, Connecticut Yankee by Bill Hirschman

Florida Theater On Stage Brad Hathaway reviews CD/DVDs of People in the Picture, Spider-man Turn Off The Dark, Oscar Hammerstein - Out of My Dreams, A Connecticut Yankee,

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A History of Everything – review by Lyn Gardner

Drum, PlymouthThe world ends with a bang not a whimper in this latest show from the Belgian experimental theatremakers Ontroerend Goed, which succeeds in squeezing billions of years into jus…

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Jake Gyllenhaal set to make his Off-Broadway debut  by Joe Dziemianowicz

Jake Gyllenhaal will make his American stage debut this summer Off-Broadway in “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet,” the Roundabout Theatre Company announced on Thursday.

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Faizul Khan and More Featured in Pan Asian Rep's Production of Rangoon by David Gordon

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Mayank Keshaviah's Rangoon at the Clurman Theatre from May 25 through June 17, with an opening set for May 31. Raul Aranas…

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Reading of Pageant Will Feature Tony Sheldon, David Turner, Tyler Maynard and More by Andrew Gans

Industry readings of the Off-Broadway musical Pageant will be presented May 1 in Manhattan.

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Peter and the Starcatcher by Playbill Video

After a successful 2011 Off-Broadway run at the New York Theatre Workshop, "Peter and the Starcatcher" takes flight at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre under the direction of Alex Timbers …

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Evita by Playbill Video

The first Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Evita" is now playing at the Marquis Theatre, in a production headed by Grammy winner Ricky Martin, Olivier Award winner Ele…

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Alice Ripley to Play May 27 Concert at the Metropolitan Room by David Gordon

Alice Ripley will play a concert at the Metropolitan Room on Sunday, May 27 at 7pm. Alice Ripley's Daily Practice will feature the Tony Award-winner on vocals and guitar, along with he…

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2012 Commemorative Tony Program to Be Made Available to Theater Fans by BroadwayWorld

The 2012 Commemorative Tony Program will be distributed to the guests at the Beacon Theatre and for the first time, more than 25,000 copies will be made available to Broadway fans outside of…

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Hollywood Last Five Years Benefit to Feature Jane Lynch, Tracie Thoms, Shoshana Bean and More by Adam Hetrick

Jane Lynch, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman will host a benefit engagement of Jason Robert Brown's pop musical The Last Five Years May 4-6 at the Third Street Theatre in Hollywood.

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Roundabout announces Fall shows; Jake Gyllenhaal makes American Stage debut by Amy Kass

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce two new premiere productions at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. If There Is I Haven’t…

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PHOTO FLASH: Marin Mazzie, Molly Ranson, and More Record Carrie by Dan Bacalzo

Ghostlight Records recorded the cast album of MCC Theater's production of Carrie on April 17. The show's composer Michael Gore, along with Joel Moss, serves as producer. A releas…

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Million Dollar Quartet celebrates famed jam session by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins by Richard Ouzounian

The hit musical has been touring North America since it began in Seattle in 2007. Dancap Productions is bringing it to the Toronto Centre for the Arts July 10-29.

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David Copperfield Enjoys a Magical Evening at Ghost by

It takes a lot to impress master magician David Copperfield, but the new Broadway musical Ghost features the work of one of Copperfield’s most talented pals: illusion designer Paul Kie…

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Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn to Star in Classic Stage Company's Passion by Brian Scott Lipton

Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico will star in John Doyle's new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Passion to begin performances at Classic Sta…

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End of the Rainbow by Playbill Video

After a celebrated London run, U.K. Tour and a U.S. debut at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, "End of the Rainbow" opens at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett…

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The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning – review by Michael Billington

Cardiff High School, WalesBradley Manning, as most people know, is a 24-year-old US soldier accused of releasing 250,000 secret cables and logs about the Iraq and Afghan wars to WikiLeaks. W…

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Broadway Bares: Solo Strips by JK

THE CONTENT OF TODAY'S BLOG MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED WORK SAFE!These days theatres are full of shows that have just opened or are deep into previews.  Even a show with 22 seasons of perfor…

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Federico Castelluccio to Star in April 24 Caravaggio Reading by David Gordon

Federico Castelluccio will play the title role in a reading of Richard Vetere's play Caravaggio Tuesday, April 24 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The reading is part of The Barefoot Theatre…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Highlights From "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Playbill Video

Fulfilling the dream of playwright Tennessee Williams himself (and using script revisions made when the author originally conceived of the desegregated version of the show), director Emily M…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/19- THE PRODUCERS by Stage Tube

Today in 2001, The Producers opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 2502 performances. The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of…

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Caissie Levy Reveals Ghost's Magical Moments on ABC's What’s the Buzz by

Ghost leading lady Caissie Levy stopped by ABC’s What’s The Buzz on April 11 to chat about the new jaw-dropping musical, opening at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23. Le…

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Jake Gyllenhaal Set to Take Off-Broadway Bow by David Rooney

The Oscar-nominated actor will make his American stage debut next fall in British playwright Nick Payne's comic drama "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet."

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In War Horse, music evoles pathos by Richard Ouzounian

Songs transposed from pastoral setting assume a powerful irony

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Steve Martin, Idina Menzel, Stephen Sondheim to Take Part in Summer Concert Series at The Smith Center by David Gordon

Steve Martin, Idina Menzel, and Stephen Sondheim are among the artists who will take part in the summer concert series at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Taking place in Reynolds …

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Smith Center to Welcome Stephen Sondheim, Idina Menzel, Christine Ebersole and More by Adam Hetrick

Stephen Sondheim will be joined by Christine Ebersole and Brian Stokes Mitchell for a special evening of story and song July 14 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

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Dispatches from the booth #2: Field Observations – Byron Laviolette by Praxis

by Pip Bradford Subject: Byron Laviolette Date: Friday, March 16th, 2012 I met Byron several years ago, at the Fringe when he was with a Morro and Jasp show. This is the record of a day we s…

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James Corden hailed as the comic King of Broadway by critics as One Man, Two Guvnors opens in New York

Reviewers were tripping over each other to find superlatives to praise Corden's hilarious performance

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At Kim’s Convenience, the store's the thing by Richard Ouzounian

When Soulpepper Theatre presented Ins Choi’s play, Kim’s Convenience, last January, everyone loved the script, the cast, the direction, but most of all, they loved the set.

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In Stratford’s Much Ado About Nothing, Deborah Hay and Ben Carlson bring their own marital chemistry to the roles of sparring lovers by Richard Ouzounian

Do you recall the old scientific brain teaser: “What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?” Well, you can find an excellent illustration of it this summer at the …

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David Garrison Visits Seth's Broadway Chatterbox Tonight by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox

Today, April 19, David Garrison A Day in Hollywood A Night in the Ukraine, Titanic, Torch Song Trilogy will make a guest appearance at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox at Don't Tell Mama.

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Radiohead, wizards of the live performance, set to deliver at Downsview by Ben Rayner

Masters of the outdoor concert, British band set to rock Toronto

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Costumes for Coward Shaw things by Richard Ouzounian

Clothes may make the man, but they glorify the woman.

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Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, Edward Norton Films Set for Cannes Film Festival by Brian Scott Lipton

Numerous stage stars will be represented in the films premiering at this year's Cannes Film Festival, to run May 16-27. Edward Norton stars in the festival's opener, Wes Anderson&…

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Jazz festival welcomes Pizzarellis family compact by Martin Knelman

Each of them has a career independent of the other, but John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey often appear together, to the delight of their fans.

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Photo Flash: First Look - Poster Art for ROCK OF AGES by BroadwayWorld

ROCK OF AGES will open in theaters on June 15, 2012. The film stars Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, along with Diego Boneta as Drew, Julianne Hough as Sherrie, Russell Brand as Lonny, Alec Baldwi…

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Stage and Screen Star Jonathan Frid Has Died by Andy Propst

Actor Jonathan Frid, who gained fame as Barnabas Collins on the television serial Dark Shadows, has died of natural causes, according to published reports. He was 87. Frid's Broadway c…

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Jake Gyllenhaal to star in off-Broadway play by David Ng

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in an off-Broadway play from the Roundabout Theatre Company. The Oscar-nominated actor will appear in the ensemble comedy-drama "If There Is I Haven’t Fo…

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PHOTO FLASH: Brian D'arcy James, Jim Gaffigan, Anna Wintour at One Man, Two Guvnors Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, April 18, the Broadway production of Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Music Box Theatre with Nicholas Hytner at the helm. Opening Night guests included J…

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Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico Will Star in CSC's Passion; John Doyle Directs by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of artistic director Brian Kulick and executive director Greg Reiner, announced April 19 that award-winning actresses Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico…

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STAGE TUBE: Meet the Creative Team of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT! by Stage Tube

The team behind the new musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT recently sat down to talk about the process of bringing some of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's most beloved standards b…

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ArtsBeat: Jake Gyllenhaal to Make American Stage Debut at Roundabout by Patrick Healy

Jake Gyllenhaal will star in "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet" starting in August.

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Glee Poll Results: Fans Love Vocal Adrenaline's Gender-Bending 'Boogie' Number by

Disco is back and better than ever! On the “Saturday Night Glee-Ver” episode of Glee, the McKinley gang took on some of the most famous toe-tapping tunes from the '70s. Broad…

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TOMMY TUNE AWARDS: Young Actors Shine As Two Head For Broadway by David Dow Bentley III

Published in 1940, the title of a Thomas Wolfe novel suggests “You Can’t Go Home Again.” But perhaps you can. It was a homecoming of sorts at the recent 10th anniversary Tommy Tune Awa…

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Jazz Festival star Esperanza Spalding writes music to grow by Ashante Infantry

Lack of radio play for jazz means she writes for musicians who will tour the music

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Chicago in a league of its own by The Stage

Tabard has always felt there is something missing from the Olivier Awards, and this week it finally became clear what that something is.

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Stewart Goodyear will play all of Beethoven’s sonatas in Luminato marathon by Trish Crawford

It will take more than 12 hours for pianist Stewart Goodyear to play all of Beethoven's sonatas in Luminato marathon June 9 at Koerner Hall

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Shakespeare blows into Windy City by The Stage

From one Chicago to another now as we take you on a whirlwind adventure to that toddlin' town (a Frank Sinatra reference - if you didn't get it, shame on you). This month the mayor of the Am…

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Jake Gyllenhaal Set to Take Off-Broadway Bow by David Rooney

The Oscar-nominated actor will make his American stage debut this year in British playwright Nick Payne's comic drama "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet."read more

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Talking about the ITINERANT Festival by Zhenesse Heinemann

Culturebot contributor Zhenesse Heinemann offers this report from QMAD's ITINERANT Festival

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One Man, Two Guvnors gets rave reviews on Broadway opening by Matt Trueman

Critics sing praises of star James Corden as Richard Bean's Brighton-set farce opens at New York's Music Box theatreAmerican theatre critics have – perhaps fittingly, given the play's high…

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PHOTO CALL: Pirates of Penzance, With Kevin Earley, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Patricia Noonan, Opens at the Marriott Theatre by Krissie Fullerton

The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire presents W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, which officially opened April 13. The limited engagement at the Marriott continu…

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Roundabout Theatre's If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet by

Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the Roundabout Theatre Company's If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, a comic drama by Nick Payne. Directed by Michael Longhurst, the…

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Interview: 20 Questions With ... South Down's Jonathan Bailey

The Chichester Festival Theatre double bill of Terence Rattigan's The Browning Version and David Hare's companion piece South Downs transfers to Harold Pinter Theatre from 24 April (previews…

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star Off-Broadway in If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet by Dan Bacalzo

Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal will star Off-Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet. Michael Longhurst will …

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Glenn Close Named Honorary Chair of Fountain House Symposium, 4/30 by BroadwayWorld

Fountain House, an internationally recognized non-profit organization located at 425 West 47thStreet and dedicated to bettering the lives of people living with mental illness, has announced …

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Jonas How to Succeed EP to be Released May 8! by Admin

Soon you can hear Nick Jonas crooning your favorite How To Succeed tunes whenever you please! Broadway Records will release an EP of Nick Jonas performing five tracks from the smash hit mu…

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New York City Opera Returns to City Center in 2013 by Ronald Blum

New York City Opera will return to its roots at New York City Center in March after a 48-year absence.

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Bad Jews Will Inhabit Roundabout Underground This Fall; Daniel Aukin Directs Premiere by Kenneth Jones

The sixth season of Roundabout Theatre Company's Roundabout Underground program of new works by emerging writers will launch Oct. 5 with the world premiere of Bad Jews, a comedy by Joshu…

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Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make U.S. Stage Debut as a Foul-Mouthed Uncle in Off-Broadway's If There Is… by Kenneth Jones

Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, the film actor known for such pictures as "Love and Other Drugs" and "Brokeback Mountain," will make his American stage debut starting in l…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Megan Hilty Performs 'White Baby Grand' on SMASH by Stage Tube

On the April 23 episode of the NBC musical drama SMASH, Megan Hilty will perform an original song by composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The tune is a tribute to Marilyn Monroe's most …

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Win Tickets to “Over the Moon” Concert Event by Tom Mizer

How would you like to see some of your favorite Broadway stars live (including Donna Murphy, Marc Kudisch and recent Tony-winner Nikki M. James), singing original songs by Stephen Sondheim, …

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Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and Duncan Sheik's American Pyscho Musical to Premiere at Headlong Theatre by Andy Propst

Headlong Theatre has announced its 2012-2013 season, which will include the world premiere of the new musical American Pyscho. With music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Ag…

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Duncan Sheik's American Pyscho Musical to Premiere at Headlong Theatre by Andy Propst

Headlong Theatre has announced its 2012-2013 season, which will include the world premiere of the new musical American Pyscho. With music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Ag…

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Noises off: Is theatre better safe than sorry? by Matt Trueman

Theatre bloggers are at loggerheads over whether to support productions that play it safe or relish those that take risksStrap yourselves in. Pop on a crash helmet. Theatre bloggers have reo…

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Philadelphia's Theatre Alliance Takes a Final Bow by Daniel Lehman

After 30 years, the Theatre Alliance calls it quits and spreads out its programs to the Walnut Street and Wilma theater.

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Are you a Broadway Baby? Enter to Win a Trip for 2 to see FOLLIES in LA! by Contests

Are you a Broadway Baby BroadwayWorld invites you to enter the 'Follies' Broadway Baby Contest for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles and two tickets to 'Follies' at the Ahmanson Theatre

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Creating Goodspeed's Artist Village: The first of its kind in the nation, its a dream realized by Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals' dream of building an Artists Village is finally a reality. Seventeen new homes to be used for actor housing on the Goodspeed Campus in East Haddam, Conn. are complete. Th…

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Ninth and Joanie

I didn’t feel very good after seeing this show, and I have struggled to find the right word to describe how I was feeling. Abandoned. That’s the word. This is a story about a supremely …

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John Barr to Star as Dan Leno in The Hard Boiled Egg and the Wasp by David Gordon

Casting has been announced for The Hard Boiled Egg and the Wasp, a new musical about the life of English music hall star Dan Leno, to run May 22-June 10 at The Giant Olive Theatre at the Lio…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Kelli O'Hara On Stage by Playbill Staff

Three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara is back on Broadway this season in the new Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, which co-stars Tony winner Matthew Broderick.

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Review: Liberal Arts the Musical (Underscore Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Though not for everyone, this world premiere musical has some good dialogue and lyrics, makes excellent use of the space available, and is generally entertaining. Recent college grads will f…

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The Carol Burnett Show to Receive Multi-Configuration DVD Release September 25 by Dan Bacalzo

The Carol Burnett Show will receive its long-awaited retail DVD release from Time Life on September 25. The CBS series debuted in 1967 and ran for 11 years, receiving 25 Emmy Awards and fiv…

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It’s not easy being Blue. Learn how they did it. by Ken Davenport

I found myself in a very intriguing conversation earlier this week with the creator of a new theatrical piece based on movement (actually three different kinds of movement, which is what mad…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Tony Winner Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, Adele Among the 2012 "Time 100" by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Viola Davis and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, who both starred in the Academy Award-nominated film "The Help," are among "the most influential people in th…

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STAGE TUBE: Ryan Seacrest Pays Homage to Dick Clark by Stage Tube

AMERICAN IDOL host Ryan Seacrest paid tribute to his personal idol, Dick Clark immediately following the end of last night's show.

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Marilyn Maye, Corey Mach, Karl Warden Will Help Simply Barbra Celebrate Streisand's 70th Birthday by Andrew Gans

Singer-actor Steven Brinberg, in his alter ego as Simply Barbra — Streisand, that is — will celebrate the Academy Award winner's upcoming 70th birthday April 24 at Birdland.

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force/collision to stage fluid new work in Washington Navy Yard by Lorraine Treanor

On April 26-29, beginning at 7pm during sunset, 30 artists from many disciplines – dance, movement based theatre, live music – will come together in a portion of Washington Navy …

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Goodspeed Musicals MAME Begins Tomorrow! by Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals MAME Begins Tomorrow! STAR OF BROADWAY'S "MAMMA MIA!" IS MAME Sparkly, Exciting, Joyful, Stylish, Worldly and so much more -- that's MAME "Feel al…

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Rerun Vaudephone: Jenny Lee MItchell by Trav S.D.

Our Vaudephone taping schedule is officially on hiatus as I work on my new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube. We will be resuming with a whole…

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A Tale of Two Cities, Charing Cross Theatre, London by Mark Shenton

Charing Cross Theatre, London: I didn't have the best of times watching a new musical version of A Tale of Two Cities, but I also didn't have the worst. Perhaps this Dickens story …

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Kidnapped, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles by Thom Dibdin

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles: Ed Robson has created a fine new touring version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic yarn for Cumbernauld Theatre. Read the full review

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Gareth Gates, Lil' Chris, Aaron Sidwell Set for Elliot Davis-James Bourne Musical Loserville by Dan Bacalzo

West Yorkshire Playhouse has announced casting for Elliot Davis and James Bourne's new musical Loserville, according to Steven Dexter will direct the production, which…

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NBC’s ‘SMASH’ MAKE A MUSICAL’s 2nd Visit – Watershed High School, Minneapolis by Cindy Ripley

Watershed High School Minneapolis, MN Reported by: Marty Johnson, Director of Education, iTheatrics April 2, 2012 INTO THE WOODS JR, is often considered to musically be one of the most diffi…

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Parents' art collection showed they understood what was important in life by David Macfarlane

You will find yourself in your parents’ house and you will think: how strange to be in a place in which every object evokes memory.

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Backgammon for Beginners, Jacksons Lane, London by Liz Arratoon

Jacksons Lane, London: With their thrilling hand-to-hand number, Lauren Hendry and Kaveh Rahnama were two of 2007's outstanding Circus Space graduates. But their first show, The Hot Dot…

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I AM THEATRE: Charlie Frasier by Theatre Communications Group

Charlie Frasier was recruited by Portland Center Stage to be Director of Development in April 2006. Now in their 23rd season, PCS is among the top 15 professional regional theaters in Americ…

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Photo Coverage: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Theatre Arrivals - Mandy Patinkin & More! by Jennifer Broski

The National Theatre of Great Britains acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Music Box Theatre last night, Wednesday April 18. Check out coverage of the theatre arrivals below

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Twin Cities-trained actors tapped as royal couple for Broadway's 'Cinderella'

Eagan High School graduate Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA program, have been cast to play Cinderella and the Prince.

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PHOTO CALL: One Man, Two Guvnors Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet, Curtain Call and Cast Party by Matthew Blank

The Broadway transfer of the popular West End comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, about a manservant pulled between two bosses — and his own voracious appetite — opened April 18 followi…

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Photo Coverage: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Opens on Broadway - Curtain Call and After Party! by Jennifer Broski

The National Theatre of Great Britains acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Music Box Theatre last night, Wednesday April 18. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the premiere…

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People You Should Know . . . Chad Beckim by Zack

Chad Beckim is a New York City based playwright whose writing credits include …a matter of choice, `nami, Lights Rise on Grace (Winner, Outstanding Play, 2007 NY Int’l.Fringe Festival; F…

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Barbarians, Broadway Studios, London by Paul Vale

Broadway Studios, London: This early trio of short plays from Barrie Keeffe examines a microcosm of dissatisfied youth in south London in the mid 70s. Brimming with all the angst of any youn…

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Close the Coalhouse Door, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne by Laura Fraine

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne: Alan Plater's celebrated 1968 play of the North East miner's struggle was based on stories by his friend and mentor Sid Chaplin. The play has b…

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Joel Chasnoff, Lisa Flanagan, Eric Poindexter Set for The Thalia Follies: Race for the Whitehouse by Dan Bacalzo

Casting has been announced for the newest installment of The Thalia Follies, entitled, Race for the White House, to play Symphony Space, May 17-19. Created by Symphony Space Founding Direct…

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'Cinderella' casts leads

Legit News: Osnes, Fontana set for fairy tale musical

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Photo Flash: New Photos from SMASH's 'Publicity Episode', Airing 4/23 by BroadwayWorld

On the April 23rd episode of NBC's musical drama SMASH entitled 'Publicity', Karen Katharine McPhee finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall special guest star U…

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News: Casting announced for transfer of Harrower's A Slow Air to Tricycle

Casting has been announced for the transfer of David Harrower's A Slow Air from Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre to the Tricycle in Kilburn. The production, which was a hit for the Traverse at l…

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Sylvia Froos (Snuggled On Your Shoulder) by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of vaudeville child star Sylvia Froos (for my full article on her go here). Now here’s a clip of her singing “Snuggled On You Shoulder” (1932) lovingl…

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Anne Bogart, Rinde Eckert, Young Jean Lee, Basil Twist Among Doris Duke Artists by Dan Bacalzo

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced the 21 performing artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and multidisciplinary work who have been named as the inaugural Doris Duke A…

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The Team Behind LEGALLY BLONDE Announce LIFE OF THE PARTY Opera for May by BroadwayWorld

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music amp Art and the Performing Arts is proud to announce the world premiere of Life Of The Party, a light opera for dark times. Following the huge succ…

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Interview: Jared Gertner by BroadwaySpotted

It’s time for the next installment in our Swing/Understudy series! This time, James the Intern spent some time in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre with Book of Mormon’s Jared Ger…

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Cirque’s Amaluna a Shakespearean classic with a woman’s touch by Postmedia News

Step right up folks! Be among the first to discover Amaluna, the matriarchal circus partially inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, wherein 75% of the 52 performers are women and a specta…

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John Barrowman Will Offer Brief Concert Tour in June by Andrew Gans

Following the success of his 2010 and 2011 U.K. tours, singing actor John Barrowman will perform at four open-air venues this summer.

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Terence Blanchard Provides ‘Streetcar’ with Sultry Sounds by Doug Strassler

Producers Steven C. Byrd and Alia M. Jones recruited composer Terence Blanchard to score the show.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Crown of Shadows: the wake of odysseus by Steven McKnight

Life’s not easy if you’re young prince Telemachus.  You miss the dad you barely remember, people think you are too young to take over for a king and demigod like Odysseus, your moth…

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Mekhi Phifer, Phylicia Rashad to Star in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Dan Bacalzo

Mekhi Phifer and Phylicia Rashad will star as Dr. John Prentice and his mother Mary Prentice, respectively, in True Color Theatre Company's production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinn…

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Welcome to the Neighborhood! Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Clybourne Park Opens on Broadway by

It’s open house at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 19, when the Broadway premiere of Bruce Norris’ drama Clybourne Park officially opens on Broadway. Pam MacKinnon directs the P…

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Disney CEO Robert Iger Releases Statement On Passing of Dick Clark by BroadwayWorld

Robert Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company has issued a statement on the passing of industry legend Dick Clark

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TT: An extension for Satchmo at the Waldorf

Here's how busy I've been: I completely forgot to pass the word that Shakespeare & Company's production of Satchmo at...

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Judy Kuhn has 'Passion'

Legit News: Melissa Errico also joins Off Broadway cast

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My Fair Lady features as part of Proms 2012 by Matthew Hemley

A semi-staged production of My Fair Lady and a celebration of the music of Ivor Novello form part of the line up of this year's BBC Proms.

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Last hole in SLSO European tour filled in: They're playing at the Proms

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has announced the last venue on its four-concerts-in-four-days European tour in September. As anticipated, the first concert on the tour will be performed in…

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Rupert Goold's Headlong Season to Include Duncan Sheik's American Psycho Musical and New Play by Lucy Prebble by Mark Shenton

Headlong, the U.K. touring company of which Rupert Goold is artistic director, has announced a slate of five world premieres, including The Effect, a new play by Lucy Prebble whose Enron Goo…

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Linda Hart, Matt Cavenaugh, Jenny Powers Set for Performance of Larry Hart’s Gospel Musical Praise by Andrew Gans

Larry Hart's Praise: An Irreverently Reverent Gospel Experience will be presented April 22 at 6 PM at Middle Collegiate Church.

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Letter: Spell out inflated price risk by The Stage

After reading your article on 'legal ticket touting' (page 2, March 29), I can suggest a solution to the problem.

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Letter: Did legal right morass prevent Gypsy West End move? by The Stage

I was interested to read Tony Smith's letter regarding Gypsy at Leicester's Curve (April 12).

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Playwrights win 8% fee increase by Matthew Hemley

Playwrights working for the National Theatre, the Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company are to benefit from an increase of just under 8% on their total minimum fee.

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How Cirque du Soleil braved economic and actual storms by Postmedia News

To its CEO Daniel Lamarre, the Cirque du Soleil is still just a modest Quebec enterprise that somehow manages to survive in spite of all odds — and tsunamis.

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Arts shows suffer from lack of marketing, says BBC commissioner by Matthew Hemley

BBC arts commissioner Jan Younghusband has blamed the Corporation's lack of marketing for a perceived shortage of cultural programmes on its channels.

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Sandi Toksvig joins Fry's production company by Matthew Hemley

Sandi Toksvig has joined Sprout Pictures, the independent production company co-founded by Stephen Fry, as a director.

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Arts on TV: Darin Atwater, Stephen Sondheim, Il Volo by Ed Stockly

"Open Call" 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: 100 Voices: A Journey Home: Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman, "Open Call" features a wide variety of productions from profiles of artis…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)

New British Musical Loserville to Premiere at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Starring Gareth Gates by Mark Shenton

Loserville, a new original British musical written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne, will begin performances at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds June 18, prior to an official opening Ju…

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Letter: Exorbitant fees by The Stage

I was shocked to see the range of booking fees applied (April 12).

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Obituary: Tom Lodge by The Stage

As the breakfast DJ on the first offshore pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, Tom Lodge helped to change the way in which rock music was broadcast in Britain.

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Letter: Ticketing discrimination against older people by The Stage

I read with interest your articles on West End ticket prices (April 12).

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A Curious Evening of Trance and Rap with The Ogden Sisters, The Brewery, Bristol by Jake Slazenger

The Brewery, Bristol: There is much fun to be had in this ludicrously hammy Victorian spoof concerning an allegedly gifted medium who travels the country with her two sisters showing off her…

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Review: Wasted by Ej Robinson

When you walk into an auditorium to see a backdrop full of speakers you know you’ve come to a play with something to say. Since it’s coming from the mind of Kate Tempest, you know it…

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Karma and Brianne Camp on Their ‘Hairspray’ Helen Hayes Awards Nomination by Joel Markowitz by Joel Markowitz

Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, and what was your first reaction?   Brianne: I was with my mother sailing into New York Harbor…

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Review: DNA by Annabel Baldwin

With Dennis Kelly’s recent successes bringing him increasingly into the public eye, it’s hardly surprising that DNA has been chosen as a set text for schools. The play explores the desol…

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Letter: Ticket money conundrum by The Stage

Your West End ticketing special (April 12) made very interesting reading and throws light on the problems that affects London theatregoers. I have often been lucky with day tickets but, if y…

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Fuse Author Interview: “An Accident of Hope” — Analyzing the Psychotherapy of Anne Sexton by Helen Epstein

"An Accident of Hope" is a fascinating read for anyone interested in writers, writing, psychotherapy, women, medical ethics and American society just before the great upheaval of the 1960s.

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'Miss Witherspoon' offers laughs after death by Peter Filichia

It's Bev Sheehan's show, and it's a hit.

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NY Review: 'MoM: A Rock Concert Musical' by Marc Miller

In Richard Caliban’s “MoM: A Rock Concert Musical,” at TBG Theater, suburban moms form a rock group and vent, but the show is more concert than musical.

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NY Review: 'Clybourne Park' by Erik Haagensen

"Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' era-spanning satire on race, comes to Broadway with its original cast intact and a Pulitzer Prize, but it's still weak tea.

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Timeless by Janet Stanford

Just last week I added a new antique theatre to my lifelong collection—a stately 6,000 seat Roman stage in Merida, Spain, a town which was founded in 25 BC as a retirement situation for so…

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BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Feature: INTERVIEW: Dick Latessa Lies Down With The Lyons by Chris Kompanek

The Tony Award-winning actor discusses his role as a dying husband in Nicky Silver's new Broadway play.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Mountview Academy BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Showcase, Criterion, London by Jennifer Reischel

Criterion, London: With quite a few of this year's Mountview BA MT graduates already agent-signed and rehearsing for professional work, this showcase intrigues with promise right from t…

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News: Photos: Gareth Gates, Aaron Sidwell & Lil' Chris launch WYP Loserville

Casting has been announced for West Yorkshire Playhouse's forthcoming production of new British musical Loserville with Aaron Sidwell, Gareth Gates and Lil' Chris joining the cast of Elliot …

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'American Psycho' sets debut

Legit News: Musical take on Bret Easton Ellis novel to bow in U.K.

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Doom, gloom and disasters ahead: 45 minutes with Edward Bond by Eleanor Turney

The man who wrote Saved, with its infamous baby-stoning scene, has not mellowed. After working abroad for the best part of 25 years, Edward Bond is back in London to oversee a trilogy of his…

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Shakespeare, bear-baiting and bad language: how we made Epithet

After its run at the Young Vic, I decided to direct a short film inspired by Edward Bond's Bingo, starring Patrick StewartEdward Bond's play Bingo, which focuses on the last months of Shakes…

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Epithet: a short film starring Patrick Stewart - video by Patrick Stewart, Christian Bennett, Pascal Wyse, Andy Gallagher, Matt Hall

Inspired by the Young Vic theatre's recent production of Edward Bond's Bingo, Epithet tells the story of a contemporary poet with a dubious background, and contains violent language and imag…

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Shakespeare, bear-baiting and bad language: how we made Epithet by Angus Jackson

After directing Edward Bond's Bingo at the Young Vic, with Patrick Stewart in the lead, I decided to make a short film inspired by the play Continue reading...

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Moon On A Rainbow Shawl by John Morrison

This is an interesting revival of a play which came first out of two thousand entries in a new stage writing competition run by The Observer in 1957 and organised by Kenneth Tynan. Set in Tr…

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Ticket offer: 50% off The Chair Plays at Lyric Hammersmith by Eleanor Turney

The Chair Plays By Edward Bond Following the success of Saved last October, the Lyric presents the UK premiere of Edward Bond’s The Chair Plays. Domestic family life struggles to survi…

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Christine Ebersole Set for Mothers Day THE END OF THE WORLD CABARET by BroadwayWorld

Landmark on Main Street will host Two-Time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole for a performance her critically acclaimed show The End of the World Cabaret as a special Mothers Day weekend …

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Gossip: Will Judi Dench travel to Wonderland in new West End play?

As Judi Dench's Bond days come to an end, a return to London's could stage ensue. Her character, M, is killed off in the latest film Skyfall, leaving Dench extra time to turn her focus to …

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Olivier Award winners cast in Torch Song Trilogy by Natalie Woolman

David Bedella and Sara Kestelman have been cast in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

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Casting announced for Loserville by Natalie Woolman

Gareth Gates and Lil' Chris are to star in the premiere of new musical Loserville at West Yorkshire Playhouse later this year.

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Torvill & Dean's Dancing On Ice - The Tour 2012, Wembley Arena, London by Lisa Martland

Wembley Arena, London: After seven series, ITV1's Dancing On Ice is probably not at the peak of its popularity, but there is still enough interest to sustain an arena tour, giving audie…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Misterman, National, London by Nicholas Hamilton

National, London: Cillian Murphy came to prominence when Enda Walsh cast him as the teenage tearaway Pig in his 1996 breakthrough play Disco Pigs. A decade and a half later, Murphy's pe…

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Backstage: Rycote opens doors by The Stage

Rycote, the Gloucestershire-based manufacturer of microphone windshields and shockmount systems, has scheduled another of its open days.

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Backstage: Forum for backstage workers by The Stage

The Association of British Theatre Technicians and the Stage Management Association held this spring's open Production Managers Forum meeting at the PLASA Focus trade show, Leeds, on April 1…

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Backstage: One Direction for HSL by The Stage

Blackburn-based lighting and visuals rental company, HSL, recently supplied lighting equipment and LED screens to the first production tour of one of the UK's newest boy bands, One Direction…

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Sherlock and Fresh Meat up for BAFTA audience award by Matthew Hemley

BBC drama Sherlock will compete against Channel 4's Fresh Meat for the YouTube Audience Award at this year's British Academy Television Awards.

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Review: The March at by Lawrence Bommer

Frank Galati's epic adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel at Steppenwolf.

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Review: Ninth and Joanie at by Elyse Sommer

silence may be golden but in Bret C. Leonard's play it's overdone . . .

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A Letter Sent to Ted Nugent by Don Hall

Ted Nugent4008 West Michigan AveJackson MI 49202Dear Nuge,I transferred, as a Sophomore in college, from a private Quaker college in the middle of the Heartland to a State University smack d…

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Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at by Elyse Sommer

American audiences get an A-class taste of British humor via Richard Bean's coup-de-farce .

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News: Gareth Gates, Aaron Sidwell & Lil' Chris lead WYP Loserville

Casting has been announced for West Yorkshire Playhouse's forthcoming production of new British musical Loserville with Aaron Sidwell, Gareth Gates and Lil' Chris joining the cast of Elliot …

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The Behind-the-Scenes Magic of Wicked by Tim

Wicked has been dazzling audiences with its stagecraft for over five years. Just how do they do it? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the magic behind one of the West End’s most beloved…

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Matt Zarley: Change Begins With Me

"Call Me Adam" chats with singer/songwriter/actor Matt Zarley about his latest album "Change Begins With Me," starring on Broadway, being People Magazine's first openly gay bachelor, and oth…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)

One Man, Two Guvnors: collection of reviews and news.

All the reviews and news from the Broadway show, "One Man, Two Guvnors"

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Jenna Fischer’s Advice To Actors | Daily Actor - The Actors Online Entertainment Resource by Lance Carter

Jenna Fischer‘s story could be any one of ours. Struggling to get an agent, finding money for headshots and classes and trying our best to rustle up work.

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NY Review: 'The Bachelors’ Tea Party' by Clifford Lee Johnson III

“The Bachelors’ Tea Party,” a unique amalgamation of a five-course afternoon tea service and a historical comedy, is more filling than fulfilling.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Review: Misterman *****

The spell-binding Irish actor Cillian Murphy fills the Lyttelton stage – no mean feat in itself – with a fantastic, whirring monologue of small town life and flickering faith wri…

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Blog: Spinning a yarn, or telling the truth?

The extraordinary performance of Cillian Murphy in Misterman at the National Theatre takes us right back to the original function of theatre, that of story-telling, and the show is a perfect…

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US stage bow for Gyllenhaal

Legit News: Actor to appear Off Broadway at Roundabout

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Reinventing Clytemnestra As A Righteously Angry Mother

The Arts Desk (London) 04/15/12

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You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce by Aaron Riccio

In a departure from 2009's This Beautiful City and 2010's In The Footprint, this latest Civilians show, You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce makes a drastic reduction in scope…

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Loaves And Fishes, Broadway-Style: Crowd-Funding Godspell

The New York Times 04/19/12

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THEATER: You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce by Aaron Riccio

Photo/Joan MarcusIn 2009's This Beautiful City, The Civilians turned the lens of their investigative theater on a megachurch in Colorado and cut through religion to capture the essence of a …

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The spell-binding Irish actor Cillian Murphy fills the Lyttelton stage – no mean feat in itself – with a fantastic, whirring monologue of small town life and flickering faith wri…

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Review: Jakob Lenz ***

Wolfgang Rihm’s one-act opera Jakob Lenz depicts scenes from the tormented life of an 18th Century poet and is based on a historical novella by Georg Büchner, thus sharing a lin…

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This 'Quartet' packs plenty of tunes, story by Marcus Crowder

The solidly entertaining "Million Dollar Quartet" is less about the ground-breaking rock 'n' roll stars of the title and more about the man who discovered them. Martin Kaye plays ……

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Los Angeles Theater Review: IVANOV (Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles) by Barnaby Hughes

A YOUNG MAN’S PLAY Would-be writers are often given the advice, “Write what you know.” Of the many reasons why writers should write what they know is that it lends authenticity to …

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PHOTO FLASH: Bobby Cannavale, Dominic Fumusa, Elizabeth Rodriguez at Ninth and Joanie Opening by David Gordon

Labyrinth Theater Company celebrated the opening night of Brett C. Leonard's Ninth and Joanie Wednesday, April 18 with a post performance party at Knickerbocker Bar and Grill. Mark Wi…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)

One-man show short on revelation by Chris Jones

Formidable actor stars in overly pat show Had Simon Callow arrived in lawless Chicago a century or more ago, like one of those famous traveling British Shakespeareans of yore, proudly pros…

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The high cost of theatregoing by Mark Shenton

Regular readers of this blog will know already just how much I bang on about the high cost of theatre tickets and the sorts of ways, both devious and more transparent, that theatre producers…

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Cirque du Soleil's 'Amaluna' Receives Montreal Premiere, 4/19 by BroadwayWorld

Cirque du Soleil's latest touring show, Amaluna, will premiere in Montreal on April 19, 2012, followed by Quebec July 25, 2012 and Toronto September 5, 2012. Diane Paulus will direct the pro…

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Martin Scorsese, Alec Baldwin, et al. Take Part in Tisch Gala Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University announced today a distinguished list of alumni will attend their annual gala, Ordinary Miraculous Celebrating Vision, on April 19th at the…

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Hilarious tour de farce by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The humor in the new Broadway farce “One Man, Two Guvnors” is so broad, you could drive an 18-wheeler through it — which the actors gleefully do, at 100 mph and without seat belts. Pra…

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The ballet troupe with an Angel in its midst by Martha Sherman

Angel Corella looks like a man who’s finally come home. American Ballet Theatre’s beloved Spanish principal recently announced his retirement in June — focusing his energy on running t…

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‘Ninth’ outing Philly awful by Frank Scheck

The opening line of “Ninth and Joanie” is “It’s dead out . . . there’s nobody nowhere” — and boy, is that the truth. The characters in Brett C. Leonard’s suffocating drama ar…

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TT: For Anglophiles only

Due to the crush of Broadway openings this week and next, I'm filing several extra drama columns for The Wall...

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TT: Almanac

"The historian, essentially, wants more documents than he can really use; the dramatist only wants more liberties than he can...

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In Second City's 100th revue, money talks and hilarity rules by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Who Do We Think We Are?" at Second City ★★★½ Of the previous 99 mainstage revues at the Second City, almost all have offered the audience a chance to sho…

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)

The Customer Is Sometimes Very Wrong by Joe Patti

Earlier this month, Thomas Cott’s You’ve Cott Mail had some stories about dealing with divas. While there are a few divas I have had to deal with, I actually feel like I have enc…

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Carolyn Feleppa Balducci by League of Professional Theatre Women

Writer, Lyricist Montauk, New York USA Where do you look for inspiration? … I don’t really look. Ideas seem to find me. What’s your favorite book / movie / play ? I’m an ominivor…

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Duncan Sheik gets electronic with American Psycho and goes indie with Spring Awakening movie by Jesse North

Duncan Sheik is still knee-deep in theater projects. The Tony-winning composer is getting ready to mount the first staged production of his new musical The Nightingale this June in San Diego…

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CPC's Picture of the Week, April 19, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Sometimes a theatre photo is just right, as is this one from Bruce Monk. It is for MTC's Next to Normal with Jonathan Cullen and Steffi DiDomenicantonio and it captures perfectly that moment…

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BROADWAY OPENING: Clybourne Park at the Walter Kerr Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Clybourne Park, will open at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday, April 19. Pam MacKinnon directs the play, which examines how a…

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Making a Splash

On today’s show: Director Mike Nichols and actress Linda Emond discuss the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” Lynn Sherr talks about why we swim and wh…

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Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards Honor Angela Lansbury April 19 by Adam Hetrick

Five-time Tony Award-winning actress Angela Lansbury is honored during the Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards April 19 on the historic Ellis Island.

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Staged Reading of Ashes to Ashes, With Penny Fuller and Tony Roberts, Offered April 19 at the Beckett Theatre by Michael Gioia

Food For Thought Productions kicks off its 2012 season with a staged reading of Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes April 19 at the company's new home, the Beckett Theatre at Theatre…

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Clybourne Park, the Funny-Tragic Pulitzer Winner About Race and Real Estate, Opens on Broadway by Kenneth Jones

Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris' humor-flecked play about racial and economic changes in a neighborhood over a 50-year period, opens on Broadway April 19 following previews from March 26. W…

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Open Hearts, Miriam Kulick's One-Woman Show, Begins April 19 at Theatre Row by Michael Gioia

Miriam Kulick's one-woman show, Open Hearts, a poignant and comedic journey about love of self, the acceptance of family and the courage to move forward, begins performances April 19 in …

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Both Sides Now: Bruce Norris Takes a Page From the Past for Clybourne Park by Robert Simonson

With an "adolescent need to piss people off," Bruce Norris may have reached his zenith with the success of the Pulitzer-winning Clybourne Park, now on Broadway.

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PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 19 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1946 Actor Tim Curry is born in Cheshire, England. He will create memorable Broadway roles including Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Mozart in Amadeus, Dada artist Tristan Tzara in…

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O'Neill sets playwrights slate

Legit News: Rebeck among scribe to develop new plays

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Review: THE ARTIFACTS by Martin Denton

If you just happened to meet Laura Wingfield one day, would she know that her glass menagerie was a symbol of her own fragility and uniqueness? This is one of the potent ideas in Steven Fech…

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