Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

‘The Gifts of the Magi’ a mixed bag at Porchlight Music Theatre

HEDY WEISS: The tale of a couple’s fateful presents is just part of a beautifully sung musical based on two stories by O. Henry.

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Review: Dementia and loss, made bearable by humor

NEW YORK (AP) — In art as well as in life, watching someone lose their mind is an excruciating thing — even more so when that person is still physically vigorous, full of verve, full of …

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David Letterman - Paul Rudd Top Ten - YouTube by David Letterman

"Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through Paul Rudd's Mind When An Audience Member Vomited" from November 19, 2012.

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Outside the March brings Terminus to Royal Alexandra Theatre by Richard Ouzounian

Terminus, on until Dec. 9, launches new off-Mirvish season of experimental theatre

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SpotCo plans staffing changes

Legit News: Edwards to exit while Rosen rises

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Jekyll & Hyde Review – They Murdered a Musical by Broadway Reviewed

TweetI just got back from seeing Jekyll and Hyde the musical at the Kennedy Center and for a show about murder, they got it right. Constantine murdered the show and people were walking out. …

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‘A Little House Christmas’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by Julia L. Exline by Julia L. Exline

Adventure Theatre MTC presents A Little House Christmas, based on the beloved book series of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie), and adapted by James DeVita. Recommended for …

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‘Radiance’ is light on ideas by Frank Scheck

‘if it wasn’t for you, we might all be eating with chopsticks.” Those comforting words are offered to a haunted-looking man in “Radiance,” Cusi Cram’s new play that marks the la…

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How ‘Cats’ was purrfected by Michael Riedel

The late, great Peter Stone, who wrote such shows as “1776” and “The Will Rogers Follies,” loved a good anecdote, and one of his favorites was about the 1983 Tony Awards. Stone had b…

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"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" At Hartford's Bushnell: Is There A Doctor In The House? by Frank Rizzo

The show: "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

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VOICE OVER: Awkwardness Prevails as the Elite 8 are Revealed by Sally Henry

The results shows are very fun, because its an hour of variety in which the coaches actually get to show off why they are part of this singing show. This is something that distinguishes The …

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STEP OFF: Three Contestants Secure Their Spot in the DANCING Finals by Tyler Peterson

With only a week left in this seasons DANCING WITH THE STARS ALL STARS - though still plenty of time for another trip to the hospital - two competitors must pack their bags, wipe that glitte…

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Reviews: The Outgoing Tide by Dan Bacalzo

It's autumn at a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, and winter is getting ready to settle. This is the point at which we enter Bruce Graham's intermittently engaging play, The Outgoing Tide, …

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Theater Review: ‘The Outgoing Tide,’ Bruce Graham’s Drama at 59E59 Theaters by David Rooney

“The Outgoing Tide,” starring Michael Learned and Peter Strauss, focuses on the difficult journey of decline and death.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Exclusive! Behind the Fairy Tale: Get a Glimpse How the Cinderella Team Plans to Make Magic On Stage by Broadway.com

Wondering how the team behind the new musical Cinderella is going to turn a pumpkin into a carriage? Or what Cinderella’s ball gown will look like? Get an inside look at the magical de…

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Podcast With Court Theatre’s CHARLES NEWELL by Michael Roberts

Podcast With Charles Newell from Michael Roberts on Vimeo

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Off-Broadway Theater Review: FIGARO (Pearl Theatre) by Oliver Conant

BEAUMARCHAIS MARCHES ON The Pearl Theater’s choice for its first production at its new home on 42nd Street is a new adaptation of Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais’ 1778 play The Marriage of …

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Theater Review: Giant and Golden Child

Mid-twentieth century Texas and 1918 China, onstage.-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Well-intended 'Gifts' fails to beguile by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Gifts of the Magi" by Porchlight Music Theatre ★★ Little holiday musicals are golden at this time of year. And Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts' adaptation…

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Hitchcock – Los Angeles film movie review by Pauline Adamek

A new movie about famed suspense film director Alfred Hitchcock that traces the problematic making of his (ultimately) smash-hit thriller/horror, Psycho, wisely uses the long-term marriage b…

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Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Admin

Bart DeLorenzo directs two-time Emmy Award winner Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun) and Steven Weber (Wings) when L.A. Theatre works records Terrence McNally’s sizzling comedy a…

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Alzheimer’s Drama ‘The Outgoing Tide’ Is Affectionately Affecting

Bruce Graham’s affecting family drama “The Outgoing Tide” might have been pitched as “On Golden Pond” meets “’Night, Mother.” It is, you may g…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

STAGE TUBE: Watch LEGALLY BLONDE's Cast Presentation in Vienna! by Stage Tube

The RONACHER, artistic director Christian Struppeck, presents the German premiere of the Broadway musical LEGALLY BLONDE, beginning 21 February 2013. Click below to watch highlights from the…

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Len Cariou at 54 Below by Sandi Durell

Reviewed by Joe Regan Jr. November 19, 2012 Len Cariou opened his cabaret act at 54 Below with a trio of songs:  “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “The Best Is Yet To Come” and “…

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Broadway Stage Manager Anne Sullivan Passes Away at 81 by BroadwayWorld

According to Variety, Broadway stage manager Anne Sullivan passed away from cancer on October 28, 2012. She was 81.

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The Magistrate, Olivier Theatre by Veronica Lee

You don't see much of Arthur Wing Pinero's considerable output these days. Although he was largely contemporaneous with Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Gilbert and Sullivan, whose works…

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A Little House Christmas by Debbie Jackson

Prairie girls are in the house and will steal your heart in the Adventure Theatre/MTC production of A Little House Christmas. The simple story and quiet style balance today’s frenetic pace…

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In ‘The Aliens,’ silence speaks volumes by Peter Marks

Evan, the impressionable high school kid played to poker-faced perfection by Brian Miskell in Annie Baker’s terrifically still-watered “The Aliens,” is the shy teenager in all of us, t…

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Zadan/Meron THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Air on NBC, Christmas 2013? by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline.com, a live broadcast of The Sound of Music, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Smash, will likely air during the Christmas season in 2013.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

SOUND OFF Special Interview: David Phelps Discusses CLASSIC, Concert Tour, Christmas & More by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are talking to a recording artist whose new release, CLASSIC, virtually acts as an overview of his impressive career thus far, with its overall wide embrace of titanic vocals and bi…

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Adventure Theatre MTC gives Maryland grad students professional exposure by Jessica Goldstein

It’s been quite the exciting week over at the University of Maryland. Sure, it has accepted an invite into the Big Ten, which actually has like 14 members now, in case anyone is keeping tr…

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The Heiress by Diane Snyder

The Heiress isn't widely regarded as a 20th-century classic. But director Moises Kaufman and the starry cast of this Broadway revival will have you reconsidering its merits.

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People You Should Know . . . Liz Muller by Zack Calhoon

LIZ MULLER has had the fortune of being able to play in the theatre for most of her life. She has directed college and community theatre throughout NY including: Urinetown, The Mikado, Into …

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James Joyce’s The Dead by Terry Ponick

The Quotidian Theatre Company’s new production of James Joyce’s The Dead, which opened this past weekend could be the best holiday theater surprise of the season. Quotidian’s productio…

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Review: Evanston, Which Is Over There (Curious Theatre Branch) by Scotty Zacher

Evanston…Which Is Over There… is beautifully written and the cast is quite captivating. The only problem I have with the show is the length. There needs to be some serious trimming so th…

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R. Kelly hopes to bring 'Trapped in the Closet' to Broadway by Deborah Vankin

R&B singer R. Kelly’s zany and wildly popular "hip hopera," "Trapped in the Closet,” might be heading to the Broadway stage.

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Debra Monk Promises 'Heat and Passion' Between Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Marc Snetiker

Debra Monk is about to play mother to two very talented, hot youngsters. The Tony winner will lay down the law as Big Mama in Rob Ashford's highly anticipated Broadway revival of Cat on …

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STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli Talks Childhood on JOY BEHAR! by Stage Tube

Joy Behar Say Anything will welcome the legendary Liza Minnelli for the first time tonight, November 20. Minnelli will be a guest on the Current TV program to talk about her new CD Liza Minn…

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Exclusive Photos! Bare’s Cast & Creative Team Lead the Off-Broadway Fight for NOH8 by Caroline Slason

Last month, we got a first look at a moving photo from off-Broadway’s Bare as the cast and creative team showed their support for the NOH8 campaign. Now, get a closer look as Tayl…

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MTC Announces Additional Casting for THE MADRID by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcomin…

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Holiday Highlight — ‘Jonathan Toomey’

There are beloved Christmas shows that have been around for decades and then there are the new additions to the annual roster that will certainly reach such status. “The Christmas Miracle …

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

STAGE TUBE: Director Diane Paulus Talks PIPPIN by Stage Tube

The American Repertory Theater A.R.T. presents Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Roger O. Hirson, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with circus chor…

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Von Heidecke ‘Nutcracker’ continues to evolve

Ken Von Heidecke, the founder and director of Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet and Von Heidecke’s School of Chicago Festival Ballet, cannot come up with one reason why people shoul…

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The Afternoon Report, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Today’s Tweets: click on hyperlinked items for more information Scarlett Johansson, star of @CATOnBroadway, on @Late_Show w…

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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman announces retirement by Deborah Vankin

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman announced his retirement Tuesday effective at the end of the year -- but not without a sense of humor.

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Intimate Apparel – Los Angeles theater review by Pauline Adamek

A persuasive melodrama, Intimate Apparel is perhaps Lynn Nottage’s best known play, although she won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Ruined in 2009. Written and first staged at Center Sta…

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Farah Alvin, Tituss Burgess and More Star in New Musical A WIND IN THE WILLOWS CHRISTMAS at Two River Theater, 12/8-30 by BroadwayWorld

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and community events for A Wind in the Willows Christmas, …

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What Thanksgiving Means to Me — A post-elementary school perspective from one who is very grateful by Linda Levy Grossman

I love Thanksgiving. For forever it has been my very favorite holiday; the anticipation of waking up on that Thursday morning when we didn't have to go to school, sitting on my parents’ be…

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF’s Scarlett Johansson on “The Late Show with David Letterman” tomorrow, 11/21 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF’s Scarlett Johansson will appear on “The Late Show with David Letterman” tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21 between 11:35PM-12:35AM locally on WCBS2. Tennessee Will…

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Take a Fanciful First Look at Off-Broadway's Family-Friendly The Velveteen Rabbit by Broadway.com

There’s a sweet new show just right for the youngest theatergoers: The Velveteen Rabbit has opened at off-Broadway’s DR2 Theatre, and we’ve got your first look at productio…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Chats with EVITA's Max von Essen, Part 2! by Stage Tube

Jared Zirilli of the new off-Broadway show Hot Mess in Manhattan also FAT CAMP, Original Broadway Cast Lysistrata Jones, BARE, Wicked, Twilight the Musical brings you Episode 47 of Broadway …

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STUDENT CENTER: Helen Hayes Winner Mitchell Hebert Discusses Co-Directing Bicultural MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by BroadwayWorld

Mitchell Hbert, professor of theater at the University of Maryland, co-directed the School of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts bilingual …

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Rocco Landesman Steps Down as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts by BroadwayWorld

Today, Rocco Landesman confirmed his plans to step down as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the end of the calendar year

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Highlights from A Christmas Story, The Musical

The 1983 film "A Christmas Story," based on Jean Shepherd's nostalgic and comedic holiday tale of American Christmases past, has been re-wrapped as a new Broadway m…

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Not Since Broadway: Peter Allen's Legs Diamond Will Get West Coast Reading by Adam Hetrick

The short-lived Peter Allen musical Legs Diamond will be seen for the first time since its 1988 Broadway run in a Dec. 2 staged reading at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach, CA.

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with Neil Patrick Harris in NEIL'S PUPPET DREAMS on Nerdist by Stage Tube

In a revealing expos of the inner workings of Neil Patrick Harris' subconscious, the Nerdist Channel presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making and inspiration for Neil's Puppet Dreams.…

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Wee Performers to Close Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Due to some famous alumni (Natalie Portman, Lea Michele, Michael Ian Black) and a documentary, you might already be familiar with the upstate New York performance training program Stagedoor …

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Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris at the Geffen Playhouse's 2012 Chairman's Circle Dinner by BroadwayWorld

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Dana Delaney, Jane Kaczmarek, playwright Jane Anderson, playwright Donald Margulies, Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney and more attended the…

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Congratulations Shirley! by Sandi Durell

  Liz Callaway at Helsinki Hudson   MY VIEW  Written by Stephen Sorokoff     Singer, pianist, voice teacher extraordinaire Shirley Callaway must be a very proud mother.…

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Twitter Watch: Julian Ovenden Joins Season 2 of SMASH! by BroadwayWorld

On Twitter Watch, JulianOvenden wrote Delighted to be joining the cast of Smash on NBC for a few eps. xmascameearly

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Andrea McArdle Makes Headlines as the Latest Star of NEWSical the Musical by Broadway.com

Five blocks south and two blocks west of the Palace Theatre, home of the Broadway revival of Annie, the musical’s Tony-nominated original title star is celebrating an opening night of …

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EVITA Costume Designers Join Rational Animal in Hurricane Relief for Shelter Animals by BroadwayWorld

Rational Animal is proud to be working with Broadway's Evita costume designers in an emergency Mother's Comfort Project relief effort for animal shelters after Hurricane Sandy.

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NEA's Rocco Landesman Talked About His Exit Two Years Ago by Frank Rizzo

  Rocco Landesman says he will leave his position as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the end of the year.

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Rocco Landesman to Step Down as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts by Patricia Cohen

The agency's senior deputy chairman Joan Shigekawa will serve as the acting head until a permanent successor is nominated by the White House.

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Rhonda Vincent at Brunswick High School by Mike Spain by Mike Spain

When you arrived at Brunswick High School on Sunday you knew you were at the right place with Rhonda Vincent’s Martha White tour bus parked in the parking lot. They had food inside includi…

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The Natalie Weiss Master Class by Chicago Plays

November 26 - 6:00pmBroadway musical and pop sensation Natalie Weiss joins forces with Porchlight Music Theatre to present The Natalie Weiss Master Class. With this first-ever Chicago event,…

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Neil Patrick Harris Reveals His Twisted ‘Sexual Escapades’ in Neil’s Puppet Dreams Preview by Lindsay Champion

Just when we thought we knew everything about Broadway vet and Tony host extraordinaire Neil Patrick Harris, he surprises us with a wacky new web series about his secret obsession with puppe…

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: A Christmas Story; Rifling Through Holiday Memories by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the Broadway opening of A Christmas Story, The Musical.

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Tony Winner Rocco Landesman Exiting Role as NEA Chairman by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning producer Rocco Landesman will step down from his role as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts at the end of 2012, the government agency confirmed Nov. 20.

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Studio Space Rental Availability at Ballet Chicago by Chicago Plays

Ballet Chicago has studio space available for rent (for rehearsals/auditions) throughout the year and over winter break. Non-profit companies receive a 50% discount off the commercial rental…

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Theater News: David Hyde Pierce, Patrick Wilson, Eden Espinosa, and More to Blow Back at Sandy by Bethany Rickwald

The company of Broadway's Wicked will break from displacing houses to Oz to help rebuild real-life New York City homes by co-presenting City of Hope: Broadway Blows Back, a concert benefitti…

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Top Five! Sneak Peeks at Bare & Scandalous and Annie Opening Night Fun Lead List of Most-Watched Videos by Broadway.com

Broadway.com’s video coverage gives fans an inside look at your favorite shows, both new and classic. Our most-watched videos from November 14 through November 20 include previews of a…

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Interview: The Waltons' Michael Learned Goes With the Flow of The Outgoing Tide by Brian Scott Lipton

"As an actor, one of my greatest fears is losing my memory," says Michael Learned. So it's not surprising the popular actress found relevance in the role of Peg, the wife of a man who is los…

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Finding the Many Shades of Anna Lucasta by Ben Guillory

Robey Theatre Company’s producing artistic director Ben Guillory reflects on the history and import of Anna Lucasta. READ MORE

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

‘Hellcab’ takes a different direction for Christmas pageant

Now Profiles Theatre is getting behind the wheel of “Hellcab” for a 20th anniversary production directed by the company’s artistic director Darryl Cox. There of course will be a real c…

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Sam Rogers Joins the Cast of SILENCE! Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Sam Rogers will be the new Dream Hannibal in Off-Broadway’s smash hit Silence! The Musical beginning tomorrow, November 21st at the new Elektra Theatre in Times Square. Winner of the 2012 …

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Starcatcher’s Alex Timbers Will Direct Roundabout Revival of ‘The Philadelphia Story’ by Broadway's Best Shows

The Roundabout Theatre Company will produce a revival of Phillip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story, directed by two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pee-wee …

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We Have To Destroy Our Arts Organization To Save Our Arts Organization by Joe Patti

The news of Hostess Bakeries making good on their threat to liquidate in the face of a baker strike reminded me of You’ve Cott Mail’s “Is bankruptcy the answer for arts mon…

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PHOTO CALL: Nick Blaemire, Caissie Levy, Santino Fontana, Hannah Elless and More Sing in Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band by Matthew Blank

Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band, featuring work from Broadway composer and musician Charlie Rosen, made its New York City concert debut Nov. 19 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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Review - The Mystery of Edwin Drood Revival on Broadway by Christopher Caggiano

I guess we're running out of musicals worth reviving. That's what has been going through my mind recently as I've contemplated recent announcements of upcoming musical revivals on Broadway. …

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Get a first look at all the drama in store this season on SMASH! by Loganne

Smash Sneak Peak NBC’s musical series “Smash” has been stock piling the stars for its upcoming season. Finally we get a glimse of them at work. The likes of Jennifer Hudson…

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Susan Boyle's New Album STANDING OVATION Now Available in Stores & Online! by BroadwayWorld

After weeks of anticipation, Susan Boyle's brand new album, STANDING OVATION THE GREATEST SONGS FROM THE STAGE, is available in stores and online now

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GALA Hispanic Theatre’s youth program honored by First Lady Michelle Obama by Rosalind Lacy

Rosalind Lacy is invited to the White House to report on this event of great significance to Washington area theatres and youth programs. On Monday, November 19, 2012, Paso Nuevo, GALA Hispa…

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‘Radiance’ Drops a Bomb

There's a moment late in “Radiance,” Cusi Cram's diffuse world premiere one-act play about the consequences of the atomic bomb, in which reporter William Laurence (played by a go…

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Review: Keenlyside, Salonen in searing 'Wozzeck'

NEW YORK (AP) — With the right singers and musicians, opera doesn't need sets and costumes to be convincing.

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Movie review: These animated "Guardians" don't rise to anything by Roger Mooremcclatchy-Tribune News Service

DreamWorks Animation president Jeffrey Katzenberg recently lamented the dearth of holiday-themed movies headed to your multiplex this year.

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Theater News: Tony Award Winner Frances Sternhagen and More to Join Edie Falco in MTC's The Madrid by Brian Scott Lipton

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced additional casting for its production of Liz Flahive's The Madrid, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Edie Falco (The House of Blue Leaves, The Sopranos…

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Review: My One and Only (Marriott Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

We all tend to get a little nostalgic at this time of year, and The Marriott Theatre’s look back at George and Ira Gershwin’s bouncy show tunes and the nearly forgotten art of tap dancin…

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Review: 'One November Yankee' flies into tragedy by Philip Brandes

Taking its name from the tail number of a crashed airplane, “One November Yankee” at the NoHo Arts Center is about a disaster rather than being a disaster, which is always the be…

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‘Newsies,’ ‘Once,’ and More Featured on CBS’ Thanksgiving Parade Coverage by Broadway's Best Shows

Broadcast live around the world on Thursday, November 22 at 9:00am EST, CBS’ special coverage of the Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature portions of the 86th Annual Macy’s Than…

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Frances Sternhagen, Phoebe Strole & More Join Cast of MTC's The Madrid, Starring Edie Falco by Ryan Gilbert

Two-time Tony Award winner Frances Sternhagen, Spring Awakening alum Phoebe Strole and Tony nominee John Ellison Conlee will join Edie Falco in Manhattan Theatre Club's previously announ…

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Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer by Frank Rizzo

At Shakespeare & Company In Massachusetts BerkshiresOlympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in th…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrea McArdle in NEWSICAL! by BroadwayWorld

Just last night, Tony nominee and Broadways original Annie, Andrea McArdle, joined the cast of NEWSical The Musical. The ever-evolving musical of all the news thats fit to spoof welcomed cel…

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STAGE TUBE: WONDERLAND Opens in Tokyo! by Stage Tube

Broadway's WONDERLAND played its final performance in May 2011 at the Marquis Theatre, but the show has found a new life internationally. The show just opened at Tokyo's Aoyama Theatre, wher…

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Data on Arts Economic Impact in Connecticut Released by Frank Rizzo

The Greater Hartford Arts Counci l announced its study of the economic impact of the not-for-profit arts and culture industry in the region, reporting that the arts/culture industry generat…

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Season’s Greetings! Take a Look Inside the Opening Night Festivities at A Christmas Story, The Musical by Marc Snetiker

The spirit of the holidays was in plentiful abundance on opening night for A Christmas Story, The Musical! The cast, creators and celebrity guests came out to celebrate the Broadway bow of t…

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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside A CHRISTMAS STORY's Gypsy Robe Ceremony by Walter McBride

The company of Elf just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Kirsten Wyatt. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo cove…

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New Haven's International Festival Of Arts & Ideas Increases Numbers by Frank Rizzo

New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas announced that its June events attracted 143,637 people, an increase of 28 percent from the 2011 festival. This year’s festiv…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: UNTITLED WARHOL PROJECT (Odyssey and Caminito Theatres) by Jesse David Corti

SILK-SCREEN DEEP Even though icon Andy Warhol passed away twenty-five years ago, his legacy remains elastically strong in all its plastic nature; a man very “American” for being of the c…

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Interview with Lloyd Nyikadzino by Jessica Lewis

(Photo of the University of Zimbabwe by Brezhnev Guvheya) Cross-cultural conversations between theatre artists are the mainstay for the International Theatre Institute (ITI) , which has cent…

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First Person with Neal Medlyn by Neal Medlyn

The inaugural "First Person" where we invite artists to share their thoughts on their work, practice and the state of the field

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Review: American Storm/The Seven of Chicago by Lisa Buscani

RECOMMENDED It isn’t easy to dramatize what can’t be dramatized on stage; a horseracing play can’t rely on the nags to get the point across. But Carter Lewis’ script captures the ene…

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Exclusive! Read the First Chapter of Tim Federle’s Broadway-Themed Novel Better Nate Than Ever by Broadway.com

Broadway dancer Tim Federle will make a splash this February with his debut novel Better Nate Than Ever—and Broadway.com readers can be the first to take an exclusive look at the book&…

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Edie Falco Will Keep Company With John Ellison Conlee, Frances Sternhagen, Phoebe Strole in The Madrid by Kenneth Jones

Edie Falco, previously announced to star in Liz Flahive's The Madrid for Manhattan Theatre Club, will be joined by Tony Award nominee John Ellison Conlee (Murder Ballad at MTC), Drama De…

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Video Flash: The Best Parts of Smash's Season Two Promo by Ashley Van Buren

Yahoo released a sneak peek at the second season of Smash. We reviewed it for the best parts:Stolen songs, Bombshell on Broadway, J-Hud as Veronica Moore (more or less playing herself); Jere…

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The Mousetrap at 60: why is this the world's longest-running play? by Stephen Moss

Agatha Christie's whodunnit is 60 years old. What's the secret to its longevity? Stephen Moss goes behind the scenes, into 'the snow room' and off to the pub for a sing-song with the castQue…

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The Mousetrap at 60: why is this the world's longest-running play? by Stephen Moss

Agatha Christie's whodunnit is 60 years old. What's the secret to its longevity? Stephen Moss goes behind the scenes, into 'the snow room' and off to the pub for a sing-song with the cast Co…

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Review: 'Golden Child,' a tale of China

David Henry Hwang ("M. Butterfly") is the playwright deservedly getting Signature Theatre's concentration this year. "Golden Child," seen in New York in 1996 and again in a revised version t…

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Review: 'The Piano Lesson' haunts anew

Of the 10 works that August Wilson left before he died in 2005, "The Piano Lesson" -- despite its 1990 Pulitzer Prize -- always seemed one of the lesser, more conventional segments of his gr…

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Forever Dusty

Legit Reviews||Off Broadway: Jukebox-musical bios are usually anchored in the life and work of a superstar, readily recognizable by a single name: Judy, Janis, Piaf. Off Broadwa…

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Frances Sternhagen, Phoebe Strole, and More Join Edie Falco in THE MADRID by BroadwayWorld

Lynne Meadow Artistic Director, Barry Grove Executive Producer, and Mandy Greenfield Artistic Producer have just announced additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Clubs upcoming world premi…

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Theater News: R. Kelly Believes He Can Fly to Broadway with Trapped in the Closet by Sarah Moore

At a premiere for new chapters of his hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet in Boston last night, the R

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The Outgoing Tide

Legit Reviews||Off Broadway: If you run a theater whose very existence hangs on the support of a older-skewing subscriber audience, do you really want to sock them with a show a…

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Murder Ballad by Wendy Caster

With viewers on two sides and at tables on stage, the sung-through Murder Ballad happens in the audience's collective face, offering immediacy, excitement, and the chance to be close to extr…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Watch Glee’s Darren Criss Move Over to the ‘Dark Side’ with Grant Gustin and Nolan Gerard Funk by Josh Ferri

Bad news Gleeks: Blaine (Darren Criss) may be heading over to the dark side. In Glee’s November 22 episode Blaine returns to his former Dalton Academy stomping ground, where he receive…

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Norm Lewis, Julia Murney and More Set for MY GIFT OF THANKS to Benefit the Actors Fund, 12/9 by BroadwayWorld

On Sunday, December 9th, at 8 PM, Feinsteins at Loews Regency unwraps MY GIFT OF THANKS New Songs for the Holidays to benefit The Actors Fund.

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STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Old Globe's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS by Stage Tube

The Old Globe presents Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, running on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globes Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Nov…

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Patti Issues, Cabaret Ode to Patti LuPone, Extends Run at The Duplex by Ryan Gilbert

Patti Issues, Ben Rimalower's solo play about his love of Tony winner Patti LuPone, has extended its run for a fourth time at The Duplex. The show will now continue through February 28, …

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Broadway Veteran Bonnie Lynn Fields Passes Away at 68 by BroadwayWorld

According to published reports, Broadway veteran Bonnie Lynn Fields passed away on Saturday, November 17 from cancer. She was 68 years old.

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My Gift of Thanks Holiday Concert Adds Ann Hampton Callaway, Jordan Gelber and Randy Redd by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Ann Hampton Callaway, Jordan Gelber and Randy Redd are among the performers who have joined My Gift of Thanks: New Songs for the Holidays, a Dec. 9 benefit for the Actors Fund at Feinstein&#…

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The Twenty-Seventh Man

Legit Reviews||Off Broadway: "The Twenty-Seventh Man," Nathan Englander's dark and disturbing political drama about Stalin's sweeping purge of Russia's Jewish literary giants, s…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Steve Blanchard and More in the Old Globe's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS by BroadwayWorld

The Old Globe presents Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, running on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globes Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Nov…

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PHOTO CALL: Marin Mazzie, Maurice Hines, George Hearn and More Honor Paul Gemignani by Matthew Blank

The York Theatre Company honored veteran music director and conductor Paul Gemignani with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre, which was presented Nov. 19…

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PHOTO CALL: Claybourne Elder, Katie Finneran and More Celebrate Opening Night of The Good Mother, Starring Gretchen Mol by Krissie Fullerton

The New Group production of Francine Volpe's psychological thriller The Good Mother, starring Gretchen Mol as a mother trying to make ends meet, officially opened Off-Broadway Nov. …

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Brooks Ashmanskas, Andrea Burns, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Join Amanda Green at Birdland, 11/26 by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced the return of Amanda Green to the stage. The one-night-only special event will take place on Monday, November 26 at 7pm.

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Stars Get Into the Christmas Spirit at A Christmas Story, The Musical’s Merry Opening Night by Marc Snetiker

There were no Scrooges to be found at the festive opening night celebration of A Christmas Story, The Musical, the new Broadway show based on the classic 1983 holiday favorite. Hear what the…

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“Scandalous,” Musical Backed by Amway Family and Christian Right, Barely Holding On by Roger Friedman

“Scandalous,” the musical co-written and labored over by Kathie Lee Gifford for a dozen years, is barely holding on. Despite bravura performances by Carolee Carmello and Roz Ryan…

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Theatre Dictionary by Chloe Veltman

The Theatre Development Fund has launched a whimsical online resource called Theatre Dictionary.The tool is being billed as "a video guide to 'theatre lingo' by TDF and theatre companies fro…

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Feel the Holiday Cheer at A Christmas Story, The Musical? by Broadway.com

The holiday spirit is on full display at A Christmas Story, The Musical, the new Broadway show based on the classic 1983 movie. Were Word of Mouth reviewers Ruth, Jane and Zander excited to …

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VIDEO: GRACE's Ed Asner Visits 'Good Day NY' by TV News Desk

Ed Asner stopped by 'Good Day NY' this morning to chat about the hit Broadway play 'Grace' and his Award winning turn as iconic TV character 'Lou Grant'. Check it out below

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‘Gifts of the Magi’ a mixed bag at Porchlight Music Theatre

For their timely little musical. “The Gifts of the Magi,” now in a sweetly realized production by Porchlight Music Theatre, Mark St.-Germain and Randy Courts have interwoven two stories …

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Out100 List Includes Jordan Roth, Jane Lynch, Andrew Rannells, Jon Robin Baitz and More by Adam Hetrick

Out Magazine's 2012 Out100 list hits newsstands Nov. 20. A host of theatre folk are included in the list of inspiring and influential individuals.

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PHOTO CALL: Megan Hilty, Gwen Hollander, Emma Hunton, Joe Iconis and More Sing Tunes of Rob Rokicki by Matthew Blank

Composer-lyricist Rob Rokicki celebrated the release of his debut album, "I’m Ready: The Songs of Rob Rokicki," Nov. 19 at 9:15 PM at Stage 72 (formerly The Triad).

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Photo Flash: First Look at DR2's THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by BroadwayWorld

The season kicked off last week with the new stage play based on the beloved children's tale, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released production shots below

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Starz Cancels Political Drama Boss, Starring Kelsey Grammer & Jonathan Groff by Ryan Gilbert

Starz has canceled the Kelsey Grammer and Jonathan Groff-led political drama Boss after two seasons, according to the The Hollywood Reporter. The series followed fictional Chic…

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The Whale by Wendy Caster

I didn't believe a word of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale, directed by Davis McCallum. I didn't believe that the characters were real people. I didn't think that the references to Moby-Dick an…

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HuffPo Reviews: Profiles’ ‘Hellcab’ and Bernstein revue at Davenport’s Piano Bar by Bob Bullen

Profile’s Ambitious Remount of Hit Hellcab Delivers Unexpected Holiday Hope Im sure we’ve all encountered a hellacious cab experience or three — the driver who used the dri…

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Pasadena Presbyterian Church presents its 68th annual Candlelight and Carols by Pauline Adamek

Pasadena Presbyterian Church will presents its 68th annual Candlelight and Carols holiday concert on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary in the Playhouse dist…

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Stagedoor Manor Joins Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup by BroadwayWorld

A group of 136 Stagedoor Manor students from all over the world will sing and dance the grand finale at this years Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, marking the famed theatrical summertime trai…

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Review: The Burnt Part Boys (Griffin Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Avoiding hokey traps, Griffin Theatre instead presents us with a touching bluegrass musical with a Big River-esque soundtrack that rarely gets maudlin, with a story of family ties and the af…

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Chicago Theater Review: WELCOME HOME, JENNY SUTTER (Next Theatre Company) by Lawrence Bommer

DOWN HOME TO HEAL UP It’s hard to make healing feel dramatic. But that’s the challenge to which Julie Marie Myatt mostly rises in this engaging Midwest premiere. In 90 minutes she depict…

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Trudie Styler, Anthony Arkin, Ron Cephas Jones Join Cast of Exonerated; Kathleen Chalfant and Roger Waters in the Wings by Andrew Gans

The Culture Project's 10th anniversary production of Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's The Exonerated welcomes Trudie Styler, Steve Earle, Anthony Arkin and Ron Cephas Jones to its rot…

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BWW JR: ELF by Erin Leigh Peck

So with a happily thrown-in towel, I arranged for a few family visits to the most exciting holiday-themed shows in town. First on our list was ELF, the return of a seasonal Broadway musical…

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Brian Dennehy to Guest Star in Showtime's THE BIG C: hereafter by TV News Desk

Legendary actor Brian Dennehy will guest star on THE BIG C hereafter, a four-part limited event series starring Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabriel Basso and Gabourey …

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BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY on Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld TV

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays and eight-week …

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Grace's Ed Asner Recalls Mary Tyler Moore Memories and Old Sex Partners on Good Day NY by Lindsay Champion

Stage and screen legend Ed Asner took a trip down memory lane on November 20, when he stopped by Good Day NY to chat about his history with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and his newest role in B…

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"The Hook Is That There Is No Hook:" R. Kelly on the New Episodes of "Trapped in the Closet"

"I'm so nervous, but I'm at the same time so excited," said R. Kelly, in a black tuxedo jacket and sunglasses, holding an unlit cigar in his red-leather-gloved hand. Before a theater of jour…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)

Review: I, Tommy by Claire McCracken

As I, Tommy begins, warm reds glow from the stage, the centrepiece of which features the socialist politician Tommy Sheridan in a likeable Che Guevara pose. From a beautifully retro jukebox,…

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'Trapped in the Clost' headed for Broadway?

Is Broadway ready for Twan, Sylvester, Pimp Lucius and “the package”? R. Kelly thinks so — and says he’s working to bring the wacky characters and plotlines in his even wackier “Tr…

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Wicked's David Ayers Returns to Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical Nov. 20 by Andrew Gans

David Ayers returns the role of serial killer Buffalo Bill Nov. 20 in Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical at the new Elektra Theatre in Times Square.

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TT: Family album (I)

My brother, who became the unofficial Teachout family archivist by virtue of the fact that he lived so close to...

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VIDEO: First Look - Bette Midler, Billy Crystal in PARENTAL GUIDANCE by Movies News Desk

PARENTAL GUIDANCE is coming to theaters on December 25th 2012 from 20th Century Fox. The comedy is directed by Andy Fickman and stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Bailee Mad…

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Join Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Corey Cott for a Pillow Fight During the Newsies Guys' Trip to L.A. by Josh Ferri

Newsies’ resident filmmaker Andrew Keenan-Bolger captured all the rowdy fun during the guys’ recent cross-country field trip to perform on Dancing with the Stars. As Corey C…

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The Capitol Steps and Dr. John in Town Hall Lineup for 2013 by Daniel J. Wakin

Other performers scheduled include Tommy Tune and the Chucho Valdes Quintet.

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R. Kelly May Adapt His Trapped in the Closet Saga for Broadway by Lindsay Champion

Cheating spouses, escaped convicts, farting midgets, knife-wielding deacons and sassy strippers are just some of the odd characters who may be headed to the Broadway stage thanks to R&B …

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Theater News: Trudie Styler, Roger Waters, Kathleen Chalfant Set for Final Weeks of The Exonerated by Brian Scott Lipton

Casting has been announced for the final weeks of the Culture Project's tenth anniversary revival of The Exonerated, which will run at 45 Bleecker through December 2. The production is dire…

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Starz Cancels "Boss" Series, Featuring Kelsey Grammer, Jonathan Groff, Sanaa Lathan by Andrew Gans

The Golden Globe-nominated Starz series "Boss," which starred Tony nominee and Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer as fictional Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, will not return for a third s…

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Paul Rudd Reads a Vomit-Centric Top Ten on 'Letterman' (Video) by Jordan Zakarin

The actor appeared on the "Late Show" to poke fun at an incident last week in which an elderly man threw up while watching Rudd's Broadway play.read more

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Review: The Promise by A Younger Theatre

At one point in The Promise, Lika – the female protagonist and dramatic centre of Aleksei Arbuzov’s 1965 three-hander – sighs that she is not as heroic as she looks on paper. The play,…

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Music Director Paul Gemignani Honored With Oscar Hammerstein Award

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Mario Cantone, George Hearn, and more were on hand to honor beloved music director Paul Gemignani at the 21st annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, benefi…

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Ed Sylvanus Iskandar Will Direct NYC Premiere of Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy at The Flea by Michael Gioia

The Flea Theater will present the New York premiere of Restoration Comedy by Pultizer Prize finalist Amy Freed beginning Nov. 25, prior to an official opening Dec. 10, in New York City.

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Revisiting a Beloved Child: Playwright David Henry Hwang on the Off-Broadway Journey of Golden Child by David Henry Hwang

About the author: Playwright David Henry Hwang first made Broadway waves in 1988 with his Tony-winning tour-de-force M. Butterfly, based on Puccini’s classic opera. Eight years later,…

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Concerto/Las Hermanas/Requiem, Royal Opera House, London

The precision and emotional resonance of MacMillan’s choreography are richly demonstrated in this triple bill, Clement Crisp writes

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PHOTO CALL: Laura Benanti, Wesley Taylor, Adam Kantor, Emily Bergl, Lauren Molina, Nick Cearley and More Show Some Skin for The Skivvies by Matthew Blank

Actor-musicians Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, who comprise the scantily-clad music duo The Skivvies, celebrated their new single "Hardbody Hoedown" with a release party and conce…

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PHOTO CALL: Laura Benanti, Wesley Taylor, Adam Kantor, Lauren Molina, Nick Cearley and More Show Some Skin for The Skivvies by Matthew Blank

Actor-musicians Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, who comprise the scantily-clad music duo The Skivvies, celebrated their new single "Hardbody Hoedown" with a release party and conce…

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Watch Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Jordan & More Smash Fresh Faces in Season Two Promo by Ryan Gilbert

For months Smash has been adding one impressive new cast member after another to its roster of talented musical folk. Now, fans of the series can finally get a look at the famous new ar…

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The Today programme is wrong: great art happens beyond theatres by Lyn Gardner

Are the arts only for those who are rich, privileged and living in London? BBC Radio 4's Today programme seems to think so, but the arts are reaching out to communities all over the countryI…

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Kathleen Chalfant, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters to Join Culture Project's THE EXONERATED by BroadwayWorld

Culture Project will welcome Broadway veteran Kathleen Chalfant Angels in America and musical, singer-songwriter, composer Roger Waters Pink Floyd to the rotating cast of the 10th anniversar…

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Starz Cancels Kelsey Grammer's BOSS by TV News Desk

Variety reports that the Starz network has canceled its series BOSS, starring Kelsey Grammer. The series has suffered from low ratings throughout its current season.

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Characters Expose "Authentic Selves" in Bare

Director Stafford Arima is joined by Jon Hartmere (book and lyrics), Lynne Shankel (music supervision and additional music), Travis Wall (choreography) and the cast of Bare to talk about th…

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Behind the Scenes: NT Connections Directors’ Weekend by Veronica Aloess

Veronica Aloess from AYT reports back from the National Theatre Connections Directors' Weekend, sharing some unmissable snippets of advice and behind the scenes action.

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Magic Acts by Lee Liebeskind

The first performer I saw live, other than a band, was David Copperfield. He was amazing. As a child I sat there amazed by the magic created in front of me. Fascinated by how he broke the ru…

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Christopher Durang Fantasy Camp by Eric Grode

The playwright on his new show “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike“ Baseball fans with extra-disposable incomes are familiar with the idea of fantasy camp. A big paycheck earns …

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A casual observation by George Hunka

The most gullible customer a salesman can ever encounter is another salesman. It is a very small step from believing your own outlandish exaggerations to believing those of others.

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF's Scarlett Johansson Stops By THE LATE SHOW Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFs Scarlett Johansson will appear on The Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21 between 1135PM-1235AM locally on WCBS2.

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Get a Taste of Texas with Show Clips from the Public Theater’s Giant by Broadway.com

The great state of Texas is its own character in Giant, a sweeping new American musical starring Brian d’Arcy James and Kate Baldwin. Check out clips from the show that's all …

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)

THEATER: Anatomy of a Number: 'A Christmas Story'

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the composers of “A Christmas Story, the Musical,” now on Broadway, talk about the number “Ralphie to the Rescue!”

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Find Out All About the Hilarious Dysfunctional Family at the Heart of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Broadway.com

Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, is a Chekhovian comedy like you've never seen before. Hear from…

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NEA chairman Rocco Landesman to step down

Legit News: Broadway producer has chaired endowment thru Obama's first term

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AUDIO: Shoshana Bean Releases 'Runnin' Out of Days' Single! by Stage Tube

Runnin' Out of Days, the debut single from Shoshana Bean's forthcoming album is now available on iTunes. Check out the single below

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ArtsBeat: Roger Waters to Join 'Exonerated' Cast by James C. McKinley Jr.

Mr. Waters and the actress Kathleen Chalfant will join the play's rotating cast.

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Review: Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles (Liverpool) ****

It’s a small world and sometimes it feels particularly so when it comes to Liverpool, where everybody (and everybody else assumes) knew the Beatles, or at the very least, they know som…

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Photo Flash: Peter Billingsley, Dan Lauria, Bernadette Peters Celebrate Broadway's A Christmas Story on Opening Night by David Gordon

Broadway rang in the holiday season on Monday, November 19 with the

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NEWSIES Cast to Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/22 by BroadwayWorld

The cast of Newsies, the Tony Award winning new American musical, will appear on the 2012 CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade, with a performance of King of New York. For the first time ever, televi…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Jeremy Jordan! (Video) by Playbill Staff

Tony Award-nominated Newsies star Jeremy Jordan celebrates his birthday Nov. 20. Playbill.com has put together some favorite moments from his career to mark the special day.

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Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY's Opening Night Arrivals! by Walter McBride

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays and eight-week …

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Review: A Christmas Story at curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

The musical/ based on the Jean Shepherd stories is dated, delightful fun

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10 Questions for Erica Moss by James Sims

I recently took part in a Q&A for Erica Moss, a fellow journalist turned digital marketer that I "met" on Twitter. It was a mutual fascination with reality television that first got us …

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Tommy Tune to Play Liza Minnelli's Brother on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT by TV News Desk

Broadway star Tommy Tune visited Sirius XM's live FRANK DeCARO show this morning and announced that he will be he'll be on the upcoming season of Netflix's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT when it retu…

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ArtsBeat: R. Kelly Discusses Theatrical Adaptation of 'Trapped in the Closet' by Melena Ryzik

Mr. Kelly, who appeared wearing a black shirt and pants, with red leather gloves and carrying a lit cigar, said he was already working on the theatrical adaptation.

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‘The Aliens’ at The Studio Theatre by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

“you may not believe it but there are people who go through life with very little friction or distress.” - excerpted from Charles Bukowski’s poem, “The Aliens” What makes ordin…

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The Top 10 Reactions to a Puking Audience Member? Grace Star Paul Rudd Counts 'Em Down by Lindsay Champion

Grace star Paul Rudd learned the true meaning of the old adage “the show must go on” recently when a drunk theatergoer vomited during a performance of the dark comedy! Rudd manag…

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NYC Premiere of Cirque du Soleil's Totem, Created by Robert Lepage, Will Play Citi Field Grounds in Queens in 2013 by Kenneth Jones

Totem, the new Cirque du Soleil show written and directed by visionary international director Robert Lepage, will make its New York City debut in a Big Top on the grounds of Citi Field &mdas…

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Theater News: Patrick Stewart and Renee Fleming to Host Lyric Opera's The Second City Guide to the Opera by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award nominee Patrick Stewart (Macbeth) and opera legend Renee Fleming will co-host the world premiere of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's The Second City Guide to the Opera at 8pm on Satur…

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Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool by Chris High

Epstein Theatre, Liverpool: Epstein is a show of thought-provoking insight and raw emotion, but it does not revel in misery and despair. Read the full review

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News: Black Mirror wins at the International Emmy Awards by Matthew Hemley

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has won the best TV mini-series prize at this year’s International Emmy Awards. The drama, shown in the UK on Channel 4, beat nominations from France, Braz…

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Offer: A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns – Reduced Top Price Tickets!

Book by 14 December for reduced top price tickets to Simon Callow's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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VIDEO: First Look - New Trailer for Paul Rudd in THIS IS 40 by Movies News Desk

THIS IS 40 is coming to theaters on December 21st 2012 from Universal Pictures. The comedy drama is written and directed by Judd Apatow and stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, Jason Seg…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:23AM

Calvin Berger – Original Cast Recording by Brad Hathaway

This unexpectedly delightful gem sat untouched on my desk for far too long, but now that I’ve gotten to know it, I want to share the word: There’s a lot to like in Ghostlight Rec…

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PHOTO CALL: A Christmas Story, The Musical Opens On Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party by Matthew Blank

The 1983 film A Christmas Story, based on Jean Shepherd's nostalgic and comedic holiday tale of American Christmases past, is re-wrapped as a new Broadway musical by songwriters Benj Pas…

Linked From Playbill at 11:19AM

Production News: Salisbury Playhouse unveils new 2013 season by Nicola Merrifield

Salisbury Playhouse artistic director Gareth Machin will direct musical A Man of No Importance and J B Priestley’s Dangerous Corner as part of the venue’s 2013 spring and summer seas…

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Patrick Stewart to Co-Host an Evening of Very Light Opera by Daniel J. Wakin

Mr. Stewart will join Renée Fleming at "The Second City Guide to Opera" in Chicago.

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Grosses Rise as Holiday Season Approaches- Week Ending Nov. 18, 2012 by Loganne

Broadway is gearing up for the big holiday season and family friendly productions are reaping the benefits, especially the long-time favorite Annie at the Palace Theatre. The production had …

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

American Triage CountdownWe're 1 week away from the reading in New York at Repertorio Español. My director Tlaloc Rivas is finishing up with casting and created a Facebook event invite (lov…

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Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Opening Night Red Carpet - 'Ralphie Specs' Photo Booth Special! by Walter McBride

On the way in, the stars tried on Ralphie's 'specs' on the red carpet for us - check out the pics below

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News: Hoxton Hall wins £1.8m from Heritage Lottery Fund

London's historic Hoxton Music Hall has been awarded a £1.8 million restoration grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The venue, which celebrates its 150th anniversary next year, is a Grad…

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South Windsor's Christopher Shin Marks 6th Anniversary of "Mary Poppins" by Frank Rizzo

Shin, 26, was struck by a car in 2006, a month before his graduation from NYU -- and right before his showcase presentation for theatrical agents.

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Cinderella by Susan Galbraith

‘Tis the season when many daddies and mommies want to spoil their little girls, by taking them to that special performance, filling their eyes and ears with enough magical sparkle to f…

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Top 10 Holiday Gifts for the Producer In Your Life . . . or YOU! by Ken Davenport

‘Tis the season!  Turkey and Trimmings . . .and Tourists! And . . . of course, gifts! If shopping for that special Producer in your life has got your spreadsheets in a knot, fear not,…

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Hottest Articles on BWW 11/13/2012 - 11/20/2012

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)

R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet on Broadway? by Michael Block

The phrase "in the closet" may be the butt of more jokes if the rumors are true and come to fruition. Grammy Award winner R. Kelly,  the singer who brought us the singing competition sh…

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The Upstairs Room, King's Head, Islington by Derek Smith

King's Head, Islington: There's something in the air at Islington's iconic fringe venue, The King's Head, that always makes a trip there a little bit special. If they could bo…

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Stage manager Anne Sullivan dies

Legit News: Worked on Broadway, with Martha Graham, Lena Horne

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THE SCREENING ROOM: A First Look at the Second Season of "Smash," With Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Hudson (Video) by Michael Gioia

The second season of the NBC musical drama "Smash" will begin Feb. 5, 2013. Here is a first look at the upcoming season, which will welcome a slew of newcomers to the series.

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Part Tour, Part Show - Hop Aboard THE RIDE; Save 20% off Tickets by Contests

THE RIDE Part Tour, Part Show - adds up to total entertainment THE RIDE takes audience members on a non-stop, choreographed party through midtown Manhattan. With performances around every co…

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LATW's Lips Together, Teeth Apart to Feature Kristen Johnston, Steven Weber and Amy Pietz by Adam Hetrick

Kristen Johnston and Steven Weber will co-star in the L.A. Theatre Works production of Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart, which will begin Dec. …

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HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Adds Holiday Performance, 11/24 by BroadwayWorld

Off-Broadway’s newest hit comedy HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER is adding a special holiday performance this Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 PM. (There will be no performance on Thanksgiving Day.)…

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Photo Flash: THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Opens Off-Broadway by BroadwayWorld

This season, Off-Broadway's acclaimed DR2 Kids Theatre Daryl Roth, Producer has partnered with Theatreworks USA Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director Ken Arthur, Producing Director, the nati…

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1st Night Photos: Seeing stars at Constellations

Richard E Grant, Richard O'Brien and Celia Imrie were among the stars celebrating the West End transfer of Constellations last week (15 November 2012). Nick Payne's acclaimed two-hander, w…

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REVIEW: A Christmas Story: The Musical by JK

Review of the Saturday, November 17 evening preview performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, NY.  Starring John Bolton, Erin Dilly, Johnny Rabe, Zac Ballard, Caroline …

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Squigs Captures the Scintillating and Sanctified World of Scandalous, Starring Carolee Carmello by Ryan Gilbert

Tony nominee Carolee Carmello stars in Scandalous, a blessed Broadway musical from Kathie Lee Gifford, David Pomeranz and David Friedman, about the life of 1920s revivalist and broadcas…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/20- Jeremy Jordan by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday Jeremy Jordan This year, Jordan was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Jack Kelly in NEWSIES, which he began with Paper Mill Playhouse's U.S. touring production in 201…

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Bill Charlap and Sandy Stewart

Listen – I know it’s Thanksgiving week, and you have a lot on your plate – but here’s the thing: you just don’t want to miss this show. Period.Fist of all Bill Charlap is the kin…

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Musical Moments, Part III: Two Operas by Anthony Tommasini

The third in a series of short videos I have made discussing some of my favorite magical moments in music.

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Photo Coverage: Paul Gemignani Honored with Oscar Hammerstein Award by Linda Lenzi

The York Theatre Company lst night honored legendary Broadway Music Director and Conductor Paul Gemignani with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the …

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Aliyah - to Berlin?

When Zachary Johnston moved to Berlin in 2008, he phoned his friend Ira Gewanter in Baltimore to share something shocking.

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Photo Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Gala Celebrates Tyne Daly! by Jennifer Broski

Abingdon Theatre Company which has produced more than 77 new American plays in its 20-year history just held its 20th Anniversary Gala and dinner, last night, November 19 at Espace 635 Wes…

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Regional Dance Company of the Week: Dallas Black Dance Theatre by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is thrilled to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Dance Company of the Week Ea…

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Linda Hart, Jenny Powers, Ramon Del Barrio, Angela Grovey Will Be Part of Evening of Praise! by Andrew Gans

Larry Hart's Praise! An Irreverently Reverent Gospel Experience, featuring a host of Broadway performers, will be presented Dec. 3 at 7 PM at Middle Collegiate Church.

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'Trapped' on Broadway? R. Kelly is working on it

Is Broadway ready for Twan, Sylvester, Pimp Lucius and "the package"? R. Kelly thinks so _ and says he's working to bring the wacky characters and plotlines in his even wackier "Trapped in t…

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Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the Cast of LET'S KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Contagious Laughter LLC. presents the World Premiere of LETS KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS by Brian Gianci, directed by John Dapolito. LETS KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS will begin performances …

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Cirque Du Soleil ‘Totem’ Brings Magic to New York’s Citi Field by David Rogers

Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem” will make its New York City premiere at Citi Field in Queens early next year. The production will begin March 14, 2013 at the stadium that serves as the home…

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A twitter connecting contest! by Michael Roderick

As ConnectorCon gets closer and I keep lining up great speakers, I have had the concept of making connections on my mind a lot. So I thought that I'd devote today's blog to a connection maki…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)

“Nobody grew but the business” by George Hunka

Apropos of my post late last week about the publication of William Gaddis’ letters, I point to a short essay by the novelist’s biographer Joseph Tabbi which appeared on the blog …

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Photo Flash: THE NEW NORMAL's Thanksgiving Day Episode by TV News Desk

On tonight's Thanksgiving Day episode of the NBC comedy THE NEW NORMAL titled 'Pardon Me,' after recalling the disastrous dinners of Thanksgivings past, Bryan Andrew Rannells, David Justin B…

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Grammy Winner R. Kelly Plans to Bring His "Trapped in the Closet" Hip Hopera to Broadway by Michael Gioia

Singer, songwriter and record producer R. Kelly, a Grammy Award winner for "I Believe I Can Fly," is developing a stage version of his "Trapped in the Closet" song series…

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Production News: Rewritten Doctor Faustus headlines Glasgow Citz season by Thom Dibdin

Dominic Hill is to direct the Citizens Theatre Glasgow’s first Doctor Faustus in more than 45 years, as he starts his second year in charge of the theatre. Doctor Faustus will reunite …

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News: Barbican teams with Wellcome Trust to explore arts & neuroscience

The Barbican has announced a new collaboration with the Wellcome Trust that will see it stage a season bringing together the arts and neuroscience. Titled Wonder: Art & Science on the Brai…

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Karen Mason Will Offer Holiday Concerts in San Francisco, Chicago and New York; Expect Title Tune from Rebecca by Andrew Gans

Karen Mason, the Broadway favorite who had been scheduled to star in the much-in-the-news new musical Rebecca, will celebrate the holidays with Christmas concerts in San Francisco, Chicago a…

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The Smothers Brothers by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Little Dickie Smothers (born 1939). I often think of the act he did with his brother Tommy (born 1937) as the last American comedy team with a wide national exposure…

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SCANDALOUS' Roz Ryan to Debut Solo Concert at 54 Below, 11/25 by BroadwayWorld

On Sunday, November 25, 2012, celebrated stage veteran Roz Ryan, longtime star of Broadway's worldwide smash hit Chicago and currently co-starring in this season's new musical Scandalous The…

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VIDEO: First Look at Josh Gad in NBC's 1600 PENN by TV News Desk

NBC has released the first promo for its midseason comedy 1600 PENN starring Book of Mormon's Josh Gad. Described as Modern Family meets The West Wing, the comedy is from executive producers…

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Scandalous Star Roz Ryan Will Offer A One Night Stand of Eternal Love at 54 Below by Andrew Gans

Chicago veteran Roz Ryan, who is currently co-starring in Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, will debut her newest concert act, A One Night Stand of Eternal Love, Nov…

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Casting Complete for Off-Broadway's Love Song by Andrew Gans

The Seeing Place Theater has announced casting for its upcoming production of John Kolvenbach's Love Song, which will play ATA's Sargent Theater Nov. 23-Dec. 9.

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Stars of Vaudeville #522: Judy Canova by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Judy Canova (1913-1983). A Florida native, she began her career in vaudeville in a family act with her bother and sister, as the Three Georgia Crackers (they were ac…

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R. Kelly's TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET Heading to Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

The Associated Press reports that R amp B star R. Kelly is currently working on plans to bring his IFC TV series TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET to the Broadway stage. The series returns to IFC with b…

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Forgotten Shows of My Nonage # 11: The Mothers-in-Law by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Kay Ballard (born Catherine Balotta in 1925). She got her start singing with Spike Jones in the 1940s, was in several Broadway shows, and has had sundry parts in fil…

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R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet': Broadway Bound? by Erin Carlson

The R&B star says he has an offer to bring his viral hip-hip opera to the stage.read more

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Help Wildwood Summer Theatre With Their Kickstarter by Ben Lurye by Guest Author

Wildwood Summer Theatre, DC’s youth-run theatre company, is excited to share our newest fundraising initiative with the DC theatre community. Every summer since 1965,WST has produced a…

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Jeff Buckley Meets Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in New Musical ‘The Last Goodbye’ by David Rogers

“The Last Goodbye,” a musical that uses the music of Jeff Buckley for a retelling of “Romeo and Juliet” will be staged as a developmental lab early next year. Michael Kimmel conceive…

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Ellman builds Momentum

Legit News: PR agent launches stage-centric company

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Fuse Concert Review: Coro Allegro Performs an Ambitious Program of Stirring “Twentieth-Century Voices” by Arts Fuse Editor

Coro Allegro successfully delivered the joy, grief, and nostalgia inherent in each of these complex vocal works.

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Ryan Murphy Honored at International Emmy Awards by TV News Desk

Two time Academy Award amp Emmy Winner Jessica Lange presented the International Emmy Founders Award to Ryan Murphy, the creator, writer and director of television shows Glee , American Horr…

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Production News: Barbican to stage neuroscience season by Nicola Merrifield

London’s Barbican Centre has collaborated with a biomedical research body to create works inspired by a neuroscience conference that is scheduled as part of its spring programme. Wonder: A…

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Win the Ultimate Viva Forever Prize by Tim

We’re giving away an amazing prize for the UK’s biggest Spice Girls fan. It’s one of the most widely anticipated shows of the year, as fans have been clamoring to see the w…

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VIDEO: GRACE's Paul Rudd Reads 'Letterman Top Ten' List by TV News Desk

GRACE star Paul Rudd delivered last night's Top Ten list on CBS's 'Late Show With David Letterman.' The list focused on an unfortunate event that took place at Grace's Cort Theatre last week…

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Big Apple Circus' LEGENDARIUM Now Playing Thru 1/13! by Contests

Celebrate the 35th Season of the Big Apple Circus with our latest Big Top Spectacular LEGENDARIUM An all-new lineup of incredible acts launches you on a thrill-a-minute journey full of aston…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Rocky musical knocks out critics in Hamburg by Matt Trueman

Rocky: Das Musical, produced by Sylvester Stallone and the Klitschko brothers, opens to enthusiastic notices in GermanyRocky: Das Musical, the stage adaptation of the much-loved Sylvester St…

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News: Smaje quits as chief executive of Hull Truck by Alistair Smith

Andrew Smaje has left his position as chief executive of Hull Truck Theatre “to pursue new opportunities”. Smaje’s tenure at the theatre has been sometimes controversial, with both him…

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The Royal Variety Performance 2012, Royal Albert Hall, London by Ben Dowell

Royal Albert Hall, London: Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond, One Direction, Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys, Placido Domingo and comedians Rhod Gilbert and …

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Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Opening Night Party! by Linda Lenzi

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays and eight-week …

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Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Opening Night Curtain Call! by Walter McBride

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays and eight-week …

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Remember ‘Saving Aimee’? It’s Scandalous on Broadway by Richard Seff

Kathie Lee Gifford as book writer, lyricist and part time composer, has spent twelve  years creating material, polishing it, pruning it, having a look at it in two regional productions, [Si…

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Will the decline of rep kill British acting? by Lyn Gardner

Ian McKellen has voiced concern that the disappearance of repertory theatre means that the UK will never produce another Sir Ian or Dame Judi Dench. But is he right to be worried?Over the la…

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The Piano Lesson by StageGrade

Are critics relearning "The Piano Lesson"?

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Criticizes English Baccalaureate System by BroadwayWorld

Andrew Lloyd Webber criticised the governments decision to leave arts and culture out of the newly proposed English Baccalaureate exam system in the House of Lords yesterday.

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RADAR Festival – Kieran Hurley: playwright? by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: KIERAN HURLEY The writer-performer talks to Matt Trueman about his award-winning play Beats, a fable about rave culture in the mid-nineties and the legislation against it, about t…

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BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Chase Brock, Arielle Campbell and More in Rehearsals for Flat Rock's THE NUTCRACKER by BroadwayWorld

In partnership with Pardee Hospital and Pardee Hospital Foundation, the world premier of The Nutcracker, adapted by Chase Brock from E. T. A. plays November 28 through December 28 at the Pla…

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News: Brunton in Musselburgh reopens after £3.7m revamp by Thom Dibdin

The Brunton in Musselburgh has reopened its main hall after a £3.7 million upgrade to create a flexible performance space. Retractible seating gives the hall a capacity of more than 500 sea…

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Love's Comedy, Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond upon Thames] by Nick Smurthwaite

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond upon Thames]: Ibsen scholars should hurry along to Richmond's theatre in the round for this little known, rarely produced early curiosity, newly translated…

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'Trapped' on Broadway? R. Kelly is working on it by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Is Broadway ready for "Trapped in the Closet"? R. Kelly thinks so - and says he's working on making...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)

The Walnut Street Theatre’s Magic Man: Bernard Havard by J. Cooper Robb

The British-born visionary's 30 years of determined focus and populist programming has created the world’s biggest subscriber theater.

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News: Rufus Hound & Mel Giedroyc host 2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert

Rufus Hound in One Man, Two Guvnors & Mel Giedroyc in Cinderella Rufus Hound and Mel Giedroyc will host the 2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards Concert, which takes place at the West End's Palace T…

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Obituaries: Clive Dunn by Michael Quinn

The son and grandson 
of comics, Clive Dunn was to find fame himself in comedy in the unlikely guise of a doddering veteran of the Sudan and the Great War turned butcher who patriotically …

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Obituaries: Alan Shaxon by Richard Anthony Baker

Widely respected among his peers, magician Alan Shaxon cruised the world presenting his act on luxury liners. In Britain, he was invited four times to stage shows at Buckingham Palace and wa…

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Obituaries: Brian Cobby by Richard Anthony Baker

When independent television arrived in Britain in 1955, Brian Cobby quickly established himself as a leading voice-over artist in commercials. He was heard extolling Surf washing powder and,…

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Obituaries: Michael Marra by Richard Anthony Baker

Seeking neither fame nor fortune, Michael Marra was one of Scotland’s most influential singer-songwriters. His talents were so eclectic that it was impossible to classify him. He once said…

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Obituaries: Robert Poulton by Michael Quinn

Robert Poulton’s standing as a stalwart of the contemporary British opera scene acknowledged only his profile as one of the most popular and dependable singers of his generation. The descr…

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In Extremis, King's Head, London by Jonathan Lovett

King's Head, London: Two colourful individuals, well versed in using the arts of deception to profit from a willing public, dance around each other on the night of March 24, 1895. Read the f…

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The Promise, Trafalgar Studios, London by Natasha Tripney

Trafalgar Studios, London: The inaugural production of the third Donmar Warehouse showcase of work by young directors sees Alex Sims tackle Aleksei Arbuzov's play about the siege of Len…

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1st Night Photos: Donmar Trafalgar season shows Promise

The final Donmar Trafalgar season opened last night (19 November 2012) with a revival of Aleksei Arbuzov's Russian classic The Promise. The play is set during the siege of Leningrad in 19…

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Obituaries: Bill Tarmey by Michael Quinn

As one half of the perpetually sparring Duckworths in Coronation Street, Bill Tarmey created one of primetime television’s most popular onscreen partnerships with Liz Dawn for more than th…

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Deca Dance, Sadler's Wells by Neil Norman

Sadler's Wells: It is rare that a dance audience has to run the gauntlet of protesters but Israel's Batsheva Ensemble couldn't have chosen a worse time for their London debut. Incr…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Review: In Extremis **

On 24 March 1895, Oscar Wilde visited the London flat of society palm-reader Mrs Robinson. But why? As a highly educated and intelligent man, we presume he didn't believe in palmistry. In fa…

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Review: The Promise ****

The Promise (1965) by Aleksei Arbuzov (1908-86) is one of the most famous 20th century Russian plays, and it marks the start of the third Donmar Trafalgar season initiative, sponsored by Uni…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Broadway’s Major Award A Christmas Story, the Musical by Suzanna Bowling

Broadway’s Major Award A Christmas Story, the Musical: f you are looking for heart, soul and that seemingly illusive Christmas Spirit, look no future than A Christmas Story, the Musical.

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Theater review: 'Mistakes Were Made' a funny, convulsive mouthful by Marcus Crowder

Felix Artiflex goes on and on and on. He talks continuously. He talks endlessly. He talks ad nauseam. He talks as if his life depends on getting the words out, which in a figurative way, …

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Theater Review: A Christmas Story — The Musical Is a True Gift

The charming musical adaptation honors everyone's holiday staple. And yes, there's a number called "You'll Put Your Eye Out."-- Delivered by Feed43 service

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Is She Really Going Out with Him? by Sam Hurwitt

For all that she’s the world’s most prominent superheroine and a feminist icon featured on the very first cover of Ms. Magazine, Wonder Woman’s comic has almost never been written by w…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Denver drops Su Teatro theater troupe debt for continued run by Jeremy P. Meyerthe Denver Post

A $1.5 million city loan for a local theater group that has been in default for more than two years will be cut in half and forgiven as long as the troupe continues to perform for eight y…

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National Pastime Theater’s HANNUKATZ THE MUSICAL! Begins November 29 by Michael Roberts

The New National Pastime Theater presents, back by popular demand, 2200 years in the making, here to fill the holiday vOY-OY-OYd!, the only rock ‘n’ roll Hannukah musical on earth, HANNU…

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Shattered Globe Theatre Presents Midwest Premiere of HAPPY NOW? January 24 – March 3, 2013 by Michael Roberts

Shattered Globe Theatre continues its 2012/13 Season with the Midwest premiere of HAPPY NOW? by Lucinda Coxon, directed by Artistic Director Roger Smart, playing January 24 – March 3, 2013…

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Stage 773 Artistic Director Brian Posen proudly announces the dates for the 12th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, an annual event that celebrate…

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In the inaugural Storefront Playwright Project, the League of Chicago Theatres will provide window space at Expo 72 for emerging and established playwrights to work on a current writing proj…

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‘Blood Brothers’ at Act Two @ Levine by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

One of London’s longest running musicals on the West End, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers takes to the stage as Act Two @ Levine’s fall production. A richly haunting musical with poigna…

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Jim Post in Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West by Michael Roberts

Back by popular demand, the critically acclaimed Jim Post returns to the Theatre at the Center, where he delighted audiences last holiday season with his show MARK TWAIN AND THE LAUGHING RIV…

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The Filament Theatre Ensemble Announces Charlie Brown/Grinch Holiday Party by Michael Roberts

The Filament Theatre Ensemble is pleased to announce a festive holiday party, celebrating a successful year of critically acclaimed productions, and raising funds towards outfitting their ne…

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I Hear Bells by Peter Filichia

After Faith Prince had her landmark success with Adelaide in Guys and Dolls in 1992, many musical theater enthusiasts were heard to say, “Wouldn’t she make an ideal Ella Peterson…

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"90210" Celebrates 100th Episode by Young Hollywood

"90210" Celebrates 100th Episode We are on the scene as the cast and crew of "90210" toast to their 100th episode with cupcakes and good times! Stars such as AnnaLynne McCord, Shenae Grimes,…

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'21 & Over' Star Skylar Astin's Karaoke Set List by Young Hollywood

'21 & Over' Star Skylar Astin's Karaoke Set List The handsome and charming Skylar Astin pops by the Studio for a chit-chat about his raucous party movie '21 & Over' and also his musical role…

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'Red Dawn' Star Adrianne Palicki Goes to Movie Boot Camp by Young Hollywood

'Red Dawn' Star Adrianne Palicki Goes to Movie Boot Camp The always enchanting Adrianne Palicki pays a visit to the Studio to give us the deets about her butt-kicking role in the remake of '…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)

‘A Broadway Christmas Carol’ at MetroStage by Julia L. Exline by Julia L. Exline

MetroStage presents Kathy Feininger’s A Broadway Christmas Carol, the classic Dickens tale retold through parodies of famous Broadway show tunes. Michael Sharp directs and choreographs thi…

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Review: Musical of 'A Christmas Story' is joyous

NEW YORK (AP) — We've all seen the scene in "A Christmas Story" when the kid gets his tongue stuck on a frozen flagpole. Now on Broadway is that very same scene — plus the kid actually s…

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Review: Springfield sings again 'Forever Dusty'

NEW YORK (AP) — In "Forever Dusty," Kirsten Holly Smith's ambitious and stylish musical about iconic soul singer Dusty Springfield, the star cycles through a kaleidoscopic collection of '6…

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Review: 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' sounds thrilling, at least by Charles McNulty

The Flaming Lips-inspired score is the highlight of the literary-challenged 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' at La Jolla Playhouse.LA JOLLA — Futuristic theatrical effects are deploye…

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VOICE OVER: The Top 10 Take Risks & Instigate Change by Sally Henry

The Top 10 on NBCs The Voice took the stage tonight, vying to keep their spots on the show. The stakes were very high because the decision is completely up to America to vote for their favo…

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STEP OFF: DANCING's Semi-Finals End Up as a ?Bad? Mish-Mash by Tyler Peterson

Were at the tail end of this seasons DANCING WITH THE STARS ALL STARS. Its a little bit like the last day of middle school, isnt it We can only hope it gets a little bit better from here.

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Scott Coulter, Natalie Douglas and More Join BROADWAY SWINGS at 54 Below, Now thru 11/24 by BroadwayWorld

BROADWAY SWINGS, which began last year for a one night only concert at White Plains Performing Arts Center, is coming to New York City for four special performances during the week of Thanks…

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Angela Paton, Annabelle Gurwitch and Arye Gross Lead Donald Margulies' CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS at the Geffen, Now thru 12/30 by BroadwayWorld

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in the world premiere commission of a new seasonal classic opening at the Geffen Playhouse. Presented by…

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Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean Releases 'Runnin' Out of Days' Single on iTunes Today! by BroadwayWorld

Runnin' Out of Days, the debut single from Shoshana Bean's forthcoming album will be available on iTunes today, November 20th. Check out the cover art below

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Donald Margulies' Coney Island Christmas Premieres at Geffen; Angela Paton, Arye Gross, Annabelle Gurwitch Star by Kenneth Jones

Coney Island Christmas, billed as a "Jewish Christmas show" for people of all ages and all faiths, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, begins Nov. 20 in what's hoped to …

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After Dark, November 20, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

On The Eating of One's Own HeadCan critics' dislikes and the internet be creating precisely what theatre needs?by Gaëtan L. CharleboisThis week Andrew Dickson, one of The Guardian's many ve…

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TT: A Shavian romp

I was the guest host last night for Project Shaw's concert-style reading of Pygmalion at the Players Club. Since critics...

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TT: Lookback

From 2003: I've lived in New York for the better part of two decades now, and you'd think I'd have...

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TT: Almanac

"Always they had been anti-Semite, always the sinews of any absolutism." William Haggard, Venetian Blind...

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Director Austin Pendleton and Ethan Hawke, who stars in the title role, discuss the Classic Stage Company’s new production of Anton Chekhov’s “Ivanov,” which continues the CSC’s Ch…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: "Scrubs" and Glengarry Glen Ross Star John C. McGinley by Matthew Blank

Stage and screen star John C. McGinley, who returns to Broadway in the role of Dave Moss in the current revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random f…

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Gilbert Gottfried's Diet Show, Featuring "Biggest Loser" Contestants, Takes A Bite Out of NYC Beginning Nov. 20 by Adam Hetrick

The Diet Show, a new stage comedy co-written by comedian Gilbert Gottfried and featuring contestants from "The Biggest Loser," begins performances Nov. 20 at Stage 72, formerly the…

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"Inventing David Geffen," Two-Hour "American Masters" Portrait of Famed Producer, Debuts Nov. 20 on PBS by Andrew Gans

An "American Masters" episode focusing on media mogul David Geffen, whose Broadway producing credits include Cats and Dreamgirls, debuts on PBS stations around the country Nov. 20 …

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Remastered "Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert Special Edition" Hits Shelves Nov. 20 by Michael Gioia

BBC Home Entertainment releases the newly remastered "Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert Special Edition," featuring bonus features and never-before-seen footage, Nov.…

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The Outgoing Tide, With Michael Learned, Ian Lithgow and Peter Strauss, Opens Nov. 20 at 59E59 by Michael Gioia

The Delaware Theatre Company's production of Bruce Graham's The Outgoing Tide, starring Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, officially opens Nov. 20 at 59E59 Theaters.

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PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: NOVEMBER 20 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Sam Maher, Steve Luber and Anne Bradley

1922 The Lucky One is the brother who doesn't get the girl in this A. A. Milne play. Staged at the Theatre Guild by Theodore Komisarjevsky with a cast including Dennis King, Romney Brent…

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