Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Cast and Creatives Announced for World Premiere of Jeff Talbott’s “i” at Pioneer Theatre Co. by Kenneth Jones

Colleen Baum, Todd Gearhart, Kathleen McElfresh and Nafeesa Monroe will populate Pioneer Theatre Company’s world-premiere production of Jeff Talbott’s drama i in Salt Lake City. PTC arti…

SOURCE: By Kenneth Jones at 11:34PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Peter Martins will retire from New York City Ballet after a sexual harassment accusation by Robin Pogrebin / The New York Times

After a sexual harassment accusation, followed by allegations of physical and verbal abuse, Peter Martins, the powerful leader of New York City Ballet who shaped the company for more than th…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:47PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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People You Should Know . . . Mona R. Washington by Zack Calhoon

Mona R. Washington is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and Harvard Law School. She is a proud member of Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA). Her plays have been …

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 08:45PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Podcasts: let’s hear it for sounds and noises

Two podcast series celebrate the unsung world of the audible

SOURCE: The Financial Times Subscription at 07:13PM

Postcards from a writer’s boyhood

Newly discovered photographs taken by JM Coetzee as a teenager are on show for the first time in Cape Town

SOURCE: The Financial Times Subscription at 07:13PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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In a Teacher’s Declaration, Discouraging Words and A Smidgen of Insight by Howard Sherman

Of the many criteria one might apply when considering what makes a great teacher, I think it’s fair to say that the ability to see and encourage something in a student that they do not yet…

SOURCE: Howard Sherman at 05:09PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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GET SOCIAL: 20 New Year tweets from our favourite #StageFaves shows!

Welcome to 2018! What’s the best way to start the New Year? By checking out our sparkling top 20 #StageFave New Year tweets of course! Here's to another #stagey year of fantastic theatre!

SOURCE: Stage Faves at 03:45PM

The Nutcracker, Royal Albert Hall, London, review: 'A sturdy production' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Birmingham Royal Ballet's new version of the classic ballet has a recorded narration by Simon Callow

SOURCE: The Independent at 03:37PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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New Year’s Resolution Moment of Zen by Joe Patti

For those of you looking to make resolutions in the new year, (or just appreciate good illustrations of concepts), I offer Edgar Allan Poe’s thoughts on Procrastination as illustrated …

SOURCE: Butts In The Seats at 02:54PM

Lou Jacobs: Clown of Renown by Trav S.D.

New Years Day was the birthday of one of the 20th century’s greatest circus clowns, Lou Jacobs (Johann Ludwig Jacob, 1903-1992). Jacobs’ influence on the form is incalculable; he…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 02:30PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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2017 Good Riddance. 2018 Finding Our Hot Tea? Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

Is Mariah Carey our modern Cassandra, prophesizing the future? At the beginning of 2017, Carey, having blamed technical glitches for her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance in Times Squa…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:54PM

Lena Hall Plans an Ambitious Tribute to Her Favorite Musicians by Joshua Barone

The “Hedwig” actress will pay homage to David Bowie, Radiohead and many others as part of “Obsessed,” a project involving a new EP each month in 2018.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:46PM

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Looks Back at 2017 with Broadway Great Lee Roy Reams by Behind The Curtain

While 2017 was filled with so many theatrical highs Ben Platt, THE BAND'S VISIT, SPONGEBOB, Bette Midler, etc, it was also a time to say good bye to some of the industry's most beloved artis…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:15PM

Xavier Cugat: (Not) Just a Gigolo by Trav S.D.

Xavier Cugat (Francisco de Asis Javier Cugat) was one of the first people born in the 20th century — January 1, 1900 (making it very easy to calculate what was going in his life in rel…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 01:14PM

Best of the Best: The Theatre that Ruled 2017 by BroadwayWorld

As we count down the last days of 2017, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their personal choices for their favorite productions of…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:00PM

Flight of the Conchords, Chris Rock and 2018's most uproarious comedy by Brian Logan

One of the world’s biggest standups does his first tour in a decade, Bridget Christie looks beyond Brexit and Maria Bamford makes a rare UK appearance“Often more philosophical than scien…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:00PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Dance Happenings in NYC 1/1–1/7

Happy New Year, dancers of New York! We hope that 2018 brings you fresh motivation, renewed energy, and clear goals for your dance career. Knowing exactly what you want is half the battle. W…

SOURCE: Backstage at 12:00PM

JK's Best Theater Experiences of 2017 by JK

While I was away from theater blogging over the past couple of years, life took me in a slightly different direction.  Still, my love for live theater never left me - and 2017 was no ex…

SOURCE: JK's TheatreScene at 12:00PM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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In the Moment: The National Symphony Orchestra at The Hamilton Live by David Siegel

Ready to un-compartmentalize your music tastes? Open to thinking differently about what some may call stodgy “High Art” for the well-fixed? Ready to have some new musical experie…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:56AM

Review: ‘Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert’ at Strathmore by Darby Dejarnette

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, conducted by Maestro Bernhard Schneider and featuring the vocal talents of German tenor Tilmann Unger and soprano Micaëla Oeste, waltzed in to The Mus…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:37AM

The 50 Year Career of Our Gang’s Matthew “Stymie” Beard by Trav S.D.

Matthew “Stymie” Beard of Our Gang/ Little Rascals fame was born on the first day of 1925. Born in Los Angeles into a religious family (his father was a preacher) Beard was alrea…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 11:28AM

3 Keys To Setting New Year’s Resolutions . . . that you will KEEP.

Happy New Year, readers! This is normally the day when I’d post a podcast, but in light of the holiday, I thought I’d give the microphone a little vacation and talk about New Yea…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM

Interviews: Lucian Msamati: 'If a job terrifies me, then I usually go for it'

As he steps up to the role of Salieri in Amadeus at the National for the second time, Lucian Msamati explains why reviving the production is just as thrilling as the first time

SOURCE: WhatsOnStage at 11:00AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Film Commentary: Gary Oldman — The Spiritual Death of the Last “Angry Young Man”? by Arts Fuse Editor

I miss the precocious, mischievous, darkly cunning, and troubled characters Gary Oldman once portrayed so beautifully.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:27AM

What's Playing on Broadway: New Year's Week Edition! by Bww Special

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of New Year's 2017.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:00AM

And for His Next Trick, Hopping Genres by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Dane Terry grew up wanting to be a magician and came to New York to play his songs. But the downtown cabaret scene came calling.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:00AM

A Prescient Sci-Fi ‘Parable’ Gets Set to Music by Jeremy D. Goodwin

Call it opera, rock concert or song cycle: an adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian novel may feel timelier than ever.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:00AM

Looking forward: 20 fringe & regional shows to see in 2018 > #theatre2018 by Ian Foster

There are all sorts of big productions arriving in the months to come (Long Day's Journey Into Night, the return of Amadeus, PATTI LUPONE!), but I'm using this spot to highlight some of the …

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 10:00AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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My New Years resolutions by Ken Levine

Happy New Year! Here are my New Year’s resolutions:Throw out my Miramax DVD's.Finally watch THIS IS US.Get ALMOST PERFECT on Netflix or Hulu.Go to the gym at least twice a week. (My gym…

SOURCE: Ken Levine at 09:00AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Top 10 picks for 2018: @BdayPartyLDN @strictlystage @tinathemusical @LongDaysThePlay & more by Emma Clarendon

With plenty of great shows coming to London in the new year, here’s Love London Love Culture’s top 10 favourites to book for now…. Click on links to BUY tickets in the Mates Ticket Sho…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 08:00AM

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2018

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

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:00AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs review at Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock – ‘family-friendly’ by Neil Bonner

This success of this Snow White owes much to the creative talents of George Critchley who not only directs but produces it

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 07:07AM

Best theatre shows for 2018: Our critics’ picks by The Stage

At the start of the new year our lead critics reveal the shows they are most looking forward to in 2018… Natasha

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 07:00AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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WATCH: @Lin_Manuel Miranda joins @KCorden for Hair The Crosswalk Musical

HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined James Corden for his latest "Crosswalk Musical" segment to spread the love and hippy vibes of HAIR. It might be the most outrageous episode yet of …

SOURCE: Stage Faves at 06:30AM

Late Night Gimp Fight review – death, deviance and smutty sketches by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, London The troupe return with gags about Tindr, Trump and kidnapping. But can you still sell puerile shock-comedy when you’re middle-aged?The best thing about this Late Night…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:23AM

David Lutken Brings Crowd-Pleasing 'Woody Sez' To Westport Playhouse by Christopher Arnott

David Lutken’s getting comfortable in Connecticut, with some characters who caused some discomfort in their time, but who also brought much enjoyment. From Jan. 9 to 20, Lutken is the acer…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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All-star Pinter, a Suranne Jones thriller and Carey Mulligan goes solo: 2018's essential theatre by Michael Billington

Brace yourself for The Birthday Party, an EasyJet love story, Sting’s shipyard musical and Ben Whishaw as BrutusToby Jones, Zoë Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan star in a revival of a Pinter …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:05AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Fred Hallen: Partner of Many Partners by Trav S.D.

Frederic “Fred” Hallen (1859-1920) was a popular vaudeville entertainer, who always worked as one half of a team. He had rather a succession of them. In Forty Years Observation o…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 03:28AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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New Plays for the New Year! by Lindsay Price

Celebrate the new year with new plays! Over the past few months we’ve added some new scripts to the Tfolk catalogue. So if you’re looking for some new and exciting material to br…

SOURCE: Theatrefolk at 01:00AM

Special Reports: 7 Predictions for the Theater in 2018

TheaterMania offers a guide to tomorrow's big stories.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 01:00AM
Monday, January 1, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/31-1/1/2018

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Monday, January 1, 2018 - Monday, January 1, 2018.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:55AM

FARINELLI Hits a High Note by Peter Filichia

Mel Brooks might have been incorrect. It’s not necessarily good to be the king. Take King Philippe V (1683-1746). He...Continue Reading The post FARINELLI Hits a High Note appeared first o…

SOURCE: broadwayselect.com at 12:12AM

Kristin Chenoweth Will Sing With Andrea Bocelli in Tampa by Robert Viagas

The Tony Award-winning actor-singer will duet with the operatic tenor February 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02AM

Where Is the Original Cast of Broadway’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Now? by Ruthie Fierberg

After Spelling Bee, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and the rest of the cast went on to careers in theatre, film, and television.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

What Is the 1 Film Actor Steven Pasquale Thinks Everyone Must See? by Olivia Clement

The star of Junk shares his pre-show ritual and the three qualities he looks for in a piece of theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly!, A Big Milestone for Phantom & More Staff Picks for January by Lindsey Sullivan

Happy New Year, Broadway fans! The ball has only just dropped, and 2018 is already looking pretty epic. It's a month full of fantastic cast changes: Stage legend Bernadette Peters w…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:00AM