Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Theater review: A gigantic, pretty production of “The King and I” sags at the Buell by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

Director Bartlett Sher's highly regarded Lincoln Center revival won accolades in 2015 and is now at the Buell Theatre for a two-week run.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:50PM

“Hamilton,” Kirkland reopening, Degas and more art events to look forward to in Denver this winter by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

Denver's fine arts scene is offering a lot of promising reasons to get out of the cold this winter.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:45PM

How painting escaped the canvas and another brush with death by Arts Review

In January, German artist Katharina Grosse’s new work, a massive 8000-square metre installation, will be unveiled at the Schwartz Carriageworks gallery as part of Sydney Festival. Grosse p…

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Ryan Murphy Reportedly Considering Leaving Fox After Disney Merger by Tolly Wright

After several years of creating multiple hit series with Fox’s television studio, producer Ryan Murphy might be leaving the company. According to the New York Times, the heavy-hitting TV c…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:18PM

This Week in LA Stage by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., L.A. Theatre Works will present a touring production of the 2010 Olivier Award …

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Top Picks of the 2018 Sydney Festival by Arts Review

As the dust settles on another New Year’s celebration, and with Summer in full-swing, the Sydney Festival returns to many favourite destinations across Sydney, Parramatta and beyond. …

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Livestreaming the Theater & Resistance Symposium at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York—Friday 12 January 2018 by [email protected] (thea)

By HowlRound TV. The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center , Theatre Without Borders, The H.E.A.T. Collective , and Tamizdat join forces to present the Theater & Resistance Symposium livestream…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 09:46PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Toronto theater director Albert Schultz resigns over alleged misconduct by Associated Press

The move follows a lawsuit by four women alleging Schultz exposed himself, groped and otherwise sexually humiliated them.        

SOURCE: USA Today at 08:58PM

Top Stage Shows to See in New York: Under the Radar, “Spamilton” by Mark Beech

It’s your last chance. “Junk” and “The Wolves” are coming to the end of their runs in the next few days. So is “Spamilton” – though of course its inspiration “Hamilton” l…

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Toronto Theater Director Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations by Catherine Porter

Albert Schultz has left his post as artistic director of the acclaimed Soulpepper Theater Company after four women accused him of improper behavior.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 08:31PM

How ‘Frozen’ Hitmakers Covered the Same Song Four Ways in ‘Coco’ by Danielle Turchiano

They say repetition is key to retention and in Disney/Pixar’s animated feature “Coco,” the song “Remember Me” is the tie that binds multiple generations and gen…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:24PM

Rialto Chatter: Will Laura Osnes-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Revival Land on Broadway This Fall? by Rialto Chatter

Michael Riedel is now reporting that the revival, which stars Broadway favorites Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck, as well as TV stars, Rachel Dratch and Rachel Bloom, is currently eyeing potent…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:16PM

On the Couch with Wesley Enoch by Arts Review

Who is Wesley Enoch? No two people meet the same person. Wesley Enoch is a writer and director for the stage and is currently the Festival Director for the Sydney Festival. What would you d…

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Fox’s Michael Thorn Talks Disney Deal’s Impact on Network, Development Priorities by Daniel Holloway

Michael Thorn was named entertainment president of Fox Broadcasting in August. Four months later, The Walt Disney Co. agreed to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment ass…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:03PM

‘SNL’ alum heading to Broadway … for Gershwin? by Michael Riedel

Here’s a blast of heart-warming good cheer on a cold winter day — “Crazy for You” is headed back to Broadway. Susan Stroman, who directed “The Producers” and “The Scottsbor…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Drag365: Show #4- Wabbit Hole Wednesdays at ICON by Michael Block

Day: Wednesday, January 3rd  Show: Wabbit Hole Wednesdays Location: ICONQueens Seen: Whendy Whaxwood (@whendywhaxwood), Aria Derci (@ariadercibaby)Following a viewing party of…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 07:08PM

This 22-year-old director wrote her screenplay in high school by Sara Stewart

It’s a challenge for anyone writing a high-school movie: How do you make teen characters believable? Here’s one way: Be a 15-year-old girl. “I got made fun of for being weird and a…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Pens New Tune for CATS Film Adaptation by Alexa Criscitiello

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical CATS, based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, is one tiptoe closer to the big screen.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:48PM

Interview: It’s the End of the World and Split Britches Know It by Jose Solis

Since 1980 Split Britches have been turning the theatre world on its head with their unique takes on literary classics, film, and performance art. They return to the New York stage in 2018 …

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Drag365: Show #3- Miss Rockbar Presents at Rockbar by Michael Block

Coco Taylor // photo by Michael BlockDay: Tuesday, January 2nd Show: Miss Rockbar PresentsLocation: RockbarQueens Seen: Coco Taylor (@cocotaylornyc)Coco Taylor began her new weekly show…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:37PM

Ridley Scott in Talks to Direct ‘Merlin Saga’ Adaptation at Disney (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Ridley Scott might have found his next directing project: “The Merlin Saga” for Disney. Scott’s production company Scott Free is also in negotiations to produce along with …

SOURCE: Variety at 06:16PM

Photographer Bruce Weber denies sexual harassment claims by Kate Feldman New York Daily News

Famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber denies that he inappropriately touched two male models who have accused him of sexual harassment.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:15PM

Christian Bale Can’t Bring Himself to Watch Dark Knight Rises Because of the Aurora Shooting by Hunter Harris

Nearly six years after the tragic movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, Christian Bale can’t bring himself to watch The Dark Knight Rises. Fanfare around the final Christopher Nolan …

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:11PM

Broadway Underdog 'Play That Goes Wrong' (Finally) Hits the Right Note

“The Play That Goes Wrong,” which producers thought they might have to shut down a few months ago, just reported its best sales week ever and has extended its stay on Broadway until at l…

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal at 06:03PM

Drag365: Show #2- Game On at Rockbar by Michael Block

Bella Noche // photo by Michael BlockDay: Tuesday, January 2ndShow: Game OnLocation: RockbarQueens Seen: Bella Noche (@bellanochenyc)Hosted by Bella Noche and Jason Romas, the first installm…

SOURCE: TheaterInTheNow at 06:02PM

Theater News: Drama League Announces Casting for 2018 DirectorFest

The event will take place January 13-22.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 06:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

13 shows to see now by Chicago Tribune Staff

"42nd Street" ✭✭✭✭ Think you've seen "42nd Street" before? Not with jazz-funk orchestrations and a rock drum set and a truly diverse cast, not with choreography closer to Savion Glo…

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New Play About Tennesse Williams and William Inge From Charm Playwright Heads Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

In Philip Dawkins' The Gentleman Caller, a rendezvous between William Inge and Tennessee Williams alters the course of theatre history.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:34PM

Interview: Dickie Beau on the Many Unexplored Faces of Hamlet by Jose Solis

Master lipsync artist Dickie Beau is back in New York with his show Re-Member Me, which will make its US premiere at the Under the Radar Festival, in which he explores Hamlet through the man…

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There's No Business Like Snow Business! A Broadway Playlist for Your Snow Day by Alexa Criscitiello

Bundle up, New York Winter Storm Grayson is here, and we're likely to be left with lots of snow, ice, and chaos in his wake.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:03PM

Interview: Nature Theater of Oklahoma on Pursuing Happiness and Why Cowboys Aren’t Just a Thing of the Past by Jose Solis

New York based theatre company Nature Theater of Oklahoma have become experts in capturing the essence of Americana in shows like Life and Times as well as their podcast OKRadio in which the…

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Theater News: Jill Paice and More to Join Terrence Mann and Will Swenson in Jerry Springer Opera

John Rando will direct the production for the New Group.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 05:00PM

Theater News: Take Advantage of Snow Day Theater Discounts

John Lithgow is extending his Broadway snow day through the weekend.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 05:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Seth MacFarlane on Disney/Fox Deal and That Kevin Spacey Joke by Debra Birnbaum

The pending Disney/Fox deal has raised plenty of questions about the future of content creators, but “Family Guy” uber-producer Seth MacFarlane, who has an overall deal with 20th…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:59PM

Echo Theater Company Announces 2018 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will include works by Yusuf Toporov, Daniel Talbott, Molly Smith Metzler, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:57PM

Tony-Winning Director Julie Taymor Set for Post-Screening Talkback at NY Indie Theatre Film Festival by Ruthie Fierberg

Following the screening of her award-winning Across the Universe, Taymor will take the stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:57PM

Elena Shaddow and David Pittu to Join Jonathan Groff in Bobby Darin Story by Robert Viagas

George Salazar and Stephanie Styles are also scheduled to appear with the Hamilton star in the concerts for the Lyrics & Lyricists series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:53PM

Robert Mann: A musical revolutionary on par with Cage, Bernstein, Callas and Gould by Mark Swed

Robert Mann once explained in an interview that, zealously fired up after founding the Juilliard String Quartet in 1946, he went so far as to obtain an orgone accumulator. It wasn’t enough…

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 04:45PM

Fox executives: scripted series will survive Disney deal by Lynn Elber

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The Fox broadcasting network, home to "The Simpsons" and "The Orville," will continue to air scripted entertainment after …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 04:38PM

DC Theater Friday: Women’s Voices Theater Festival 2.0 gears up by Nelson Pressley

At the Kennedy Center, ‘The Humans’ and ‘On Your Feet!’

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:36PM

Second Women’s Voices Theater Festival arrives as #MeToo is in the spotlight by Nelson Pressley

Female playwrights talk about leveling the stage amid a changing landscape.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:36PM

The Groundbreaking Broadway Casting of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” by Hoehnek

Sidney Poitier, Lloyd Richard and Ruby Dee reflect on the unprecedented casting of black actors in the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun." The post The Groundbreaki…

SOURCE: PBS at 04:32PM

Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods Reunion Concert Will Feature Autumn Hurlbert, Lauren Zakrin, More by Robert Viagas

A series of former Elle Woods hopefuls will take the stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below in July.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:31PM

The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles by Pauline Adamek

The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles will present a concert on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 04:26PM

Lookingglass Theatre Names Rachel L. Fink as New Executive Director by Olivia Clement

The Chicago company will welcome Fink in February.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:16PM

Jill Paice & More Complete Cast of Jerry Springer — The Opera by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alum Jill Paice is among the complete cast of the upcoming off-Broadway debut production of Jerry Springer — The Opera. The show featuring a book and lyrics by Stewart Lee and…

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Bobby Darin Who? Jonathan Groff Gets It Now. by Elysa Gardner

In a new show, the Broadway and television star is paying tribute to the late 1950s pop singer whose musical virtuosity is now little-recognized.

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Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Birthday Party, Bananaman, Ballet, Berkoff by Mark Beech

London is hitting the ground running in 2018 with new shows for the New Year. As Christmas events and pantomimes clear away, must-see plays range from the serious – Pinter’s “The Birth…

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Full Cast and Creative Announced for JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA by BroadwayWorld

The New Group has announced full casting for the Off-Broadway premiere Jerry Springer The Opera with Jennifer Allen, Florrie Bagel, Brandon Contreras, Sean Patrick Doyle, Bradley Greer, Lu…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:00PM

Theatre News: Michelle Terry: 'Emma Rice was the best thing that happened to the Globe'

The artistic director designate and chief executive of Shakespeare's Globe spoke candidly about the recent controversy over Emma Rice's departure

SOURCE: WhatsOnStage at 04:00PM

Theater News: Original Cast Member Stephen Spinella to Play Roy Cohn Angels in America

Tony Kushner's two-part drama will be helmed by original codirector Tony Taccone at Berkeley Rep.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 04:00PM

Cabaret News: Kate Baldwin, Rebecca Luker, and More to Sing the American Songbook

Rodgers and Hart, Jerome Robbins, and Barbara Cook will be celebrated in a new series at Feinstein's/54 Below.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 04:00PM

Theater News: Ars Nova Becomes New Tenant of West Village's Greenwich House Theater

The venue, currently operated by Barrow Street Theatre, is home to Sweeney Todd.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 04:00PM

Theater News: Philip Dawkins's The Gentleman Caller to Receive New York Premiere

The work follows a meeting between William Inge and Tennessee Williams.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 04:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Devin Ilaw, Krystina Alabado, F. Michael Haynie Join Next to Normal Benefit Concert by Adam Hetrick

Tony nominee Christiane Noll, Brandon Uranowitz, and Darius de Haas will co-star in the February 1 benefit concert in New York City.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:59PM

Devin Ilaw, Krystina Alabado, F. Michael Haynie Join Next to Normal Benefit Concert by Adam Hetrick

Christiane Noll, Brandon Uranowitz, and Darius de Haas will co-star in the February 1 concert.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:59PM

Odds & Ends: Frank Langella Signs On for Jim Carrey's Showtime Series Kidding & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Frank Langella Signs On for Jim Carrey's Showtime Series Kidding Stage legend Frank Langella has joined the cast of Kid…

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Ars Nova to Take Over Greenwich House Theater by Olivia Clement

The 100-year-old theatre will be the adventurous Off-Broadway company’s new home beginning in 2019.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:41PM

Photo Flash: New Man in the Mask! First Look at Laird Mackintosh in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by BroadwayWorld

The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 30 Years this month - an unprecedented feat achieved by no other Broadway show. While January 26, 2018 is the anniversary date for The Phantom of the Oper…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:40PM

Jonathan Groff, Elena Shaddow, and More Celebrate Bobby Darin by BroadwayWorld

Bobby Darin was the most captivating and versatile entertainer of his time, a singersongwriterarranger who effortlessly bridged the gap between rock 'n' roll, sophisticated nightclub swing, …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:35PM

Fox’s Dana Walden, Gary Newman Talk ‘Shock’ of Disney Deal, Decisions to Come by Daniel Holloway

Fox’s Gary Newman kicked off the network’s executive session Thursday with a nod to the mouse in the room. As Newman welcomed reporters, the screens behind him displayed (heavily…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:32PM

Off-Broadway’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ Sets 2 New Leads + More New York Theater News

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating hear…

SOURCE: Backstage at 03:30PM

Ars Nova Finds a New Theater in Greenwich Village by Joshua Barone

The Off Broadway company will keep its home in Hell’s Kitchen, but will use the Greenwich House Theater as its primary venue beginning in early 2019.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:25PM

Devin Ilaw, Brandon Uranowitz, and More Lead One Night Only Benefit Performance of NEXT TO NORMAL by BroadwayWorld

Quintessence of Dust Theatre CompanyRachel Kunstadt announce the complete cast of the one night only performance of Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal to benefit The JED Foundatio…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:22PM

Cast Set for Dark Romantic Comedy The Chekhov Dreams Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

Performances begin January 26 at the Beckett Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:14PM

Cutting Ball Names Ariel Craft Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

Craft will succeed Paige Rogers in the leadership role this July.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:11PM

GOLDEN GLOBES 2018: Could Lady Bird’s Laurie Metcalf Follow Up Her Tony Victory With a Golden Globe? by Ruthie Fierberg

The veteran stage performer has Hollywood abuzz with her performance opposite Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig’s film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:10PM

SpongeBob SquarePants by Elizabeth Wollman

All entertainment, they say, is a reflection of its time, place, and culture. That certainly applies to the cheerfully gaudy, brilliantly staged SpongeBob SquarePants musical. It's an u…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 03:09PM

Kelli O'Hara Will Sing and Tell Stories With Seth Rudetsky at San Francisco Benefit Concert by Robert Viagas

The Tony-winning star will share backstage stories at the Herbst Theatre January 28.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:04PM

Features: 12 people missing from The Stage 100 list

The Stage has released its list of the most influential people in theatre – here's some people we think deserve to make the cut

SOURCE: WhatsOnStage at 03:00PM

Review: Tosca

The Metropolitan Opera stages a new production of Puccini's opera for the #MeToo era.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 03:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Tonight Only Get a Monstrously Good Snow Day Deal on MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN by BroadwayWorld

Ensemble for the Romantic Century Eve Wolf, Executive Artistic Director today announced a Snow Day Special - only 30 for tickets for tonight's performance for brave folks who today's weather.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:56PM

Canadian theater director's accusers cite unsafe conditions

TORONTO (AP) -- Four actresses who allege they were sexually assaulted and harassed by the founding artistic director of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre say they were motivated …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 02:55PM

Canadian Production of Come From Away Begins in Winnipeg January 4 by Andrew Gans

The new musical plays the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre before returning to Toronto in February.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:51PM

Turn Your Snow Day Into a Show Day - See JOHN LITHGOW with a Snow Day Discount by BroadwayWorld

Dare to venture out in the snow with a great deal on tickets to JOHN LITHGOW STORIES BY HEART The new Broadway production is offering 39 tickets select orchestra and mezzanine regular 109 - …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:50PM

What's the future of the Fox network in the wake of Disney deal? by Usa Today, Usa Today

Execs mulled the possibilities as the Television Critics Association kicked off its semi-annual press tour Thursday.        

SOURCE: USA Today at 02:45PM

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tours to Seattle January 2019, Full Line Up for Broadway at The Paramount by BroadwayWorld

The 20182019 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of extraordinary entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a schedule full of classic, familiar titles and brand …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:39PM

Richard Stahl: Hiding in Plain Sight by Trav S.D.

No doubt in my mind that Richard Stahl (1932-2006) has many fans, despite the fact that most of them probably don’t know his name. His bald dome and dry, midwestern drawl enlivened man…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 02:38PM

Ryan Murphy on Fox-Disney Merger: ‘I Thought I Would Be Buried on the Fox Lot’ by Joseph Otterson

Ryan Murphy shared his feelings on the impending Fox-Disney merger during the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Thursday. “It’s a very emotional thing for me,”…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:34PM

Luker, Baldwin, Ziemba & More Join CLASSIC AMERICAN SONGBOOK SERIES at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

Feinstein's54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, launches an all-new series this year Deborah Grace Winer presents The Classic American Songbook Series. Direct from her tenure as Artistic Direct…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:31PM

David Hare’s ideal venue is fine, but we want real theatres | Letters by Letters

Philippa Coughlan wants all towns and villages to have access to live drama, while Andy Billinge praises Liverpool’s EverymanI am a huge admirer of David Hare’s work and like him made Be…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:24PM

‘Smash’ writer Rebeck brings a new ‘The Way of the World’ to D.C. by Nelson Pressley

Backstage musicals, Restoration comedies, Weinstein: It’s all sex, money, power.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:24PM

Bomb Cyclone Leads to Theater Closures, Concert Postponements, but Broadway Remains Open by Brent Lang

A massive winter storm slammed the East Coast on Thursday, leading to movie theater closures, travel headaches for top media and entertainment figures, and concert postponements. On the Grea…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:08PM

See Laird Mackintosh Take on the Title Role in The Phantom of the Opera by Lindsey Sullivan

Longtime Phantom of the Opera cast member Laird Mackintosh (and resident expert on Broadway's longest-running musical) is playing the masked man at the Majestic Theatre through January 1…

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Lookingglass Theatre names Rachel L. Fink new executive director by Hedy Weiss

Fink arrives in Chicago after serving as managing director of Theatre Bay Area.

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The Children by Sandi Durell

    by Carol Rocamora     An apocalyptic vision, infused with hope? Hard to imagine – that is, until you see The Children, Lucy Kirkwood’s astonishing new play at the…

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WATCH CLOSELY: “Black Mirror” — Reflecting Our Dark Days by Arts Fuse Editor

What has Black Mirror been good for, beyond entertainment, if not drawing our attention to escalating social and technological perils?

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 02:00PM

In Between Is the Movie of the Feminist Arab Awakening by Shirine Saad

In Between, in theaters Friday, is Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud’s very first film — and she’s already receiving death threats for it. Earlier this year, Islamists issued a fat…

SOURCE: Vulture at 02:00PM



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The weather is great for Netflix, but 5 live shows beckon this week by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This week is crowded with openings on stages all over town.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Will Hugh Jackman Win a Second Golden Globe for Another Musical? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner and Oscar nominee is nominated for his singing and dancing in The Greatest Showman.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:58PM

Roxian Theatre poised for rebirth by Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In 2002, the Roxian Theatre held its last banquet, capping a dwindling revenue stream that had begun grandly in 1928 with vaudeville.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:57PM

Fox Chiefs: Network Will Carry Entertainment Programming After Disney Split by Cynthia Littleton

The Fox network will continue to carry scripted entertainment programming after the anticipated split of the 20th Century Fox studio from its Fox Broadcasting Co. sibling. That was the word …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:53PM

Kendra Kassebaum to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of MAMMA MIA!, Full Cast by BroadwayWorld

Rehearsals begin today for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Mamma Mia, the celebrated musical that features the music of global pop sensation ABBA. The 5th Avenue Theatre is the fi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:48PM

Backstage at Once On This Island with Hailey Kilgore, Episode 6: New Friends! by

Once On This Island star Hailey Kilgore sneaks a peek at Norm Lewis in rehearsal, introduces us to a very special new friend in her dressing room and more!

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Albert Schultz resigns from Soulpepper amid sexual harassment allegations by Molly Hayes and J. Kelly Nestruck

Earlier Thursday, actors Ted Dykstra, Stuart Hughes, Michelle Monteith and Rick Roberts resigned in support of four women who made allegations against Schultz

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 01:33PM

Stephen Spinella and Bob the Drag Queen Will Star in Angels in America at Berkeley Repertory Theater by Ryan McPhee

Spinella, who earned consecutive Tony Awards for his performance as Prior Walter in the two-part drama, will now take on the role of Roy Cohn.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:31PM

Skivvies Will Flash Their New Show, Here, There, and Underwear January 14 & 20 by Robert Viagas

The underwear-clad club singers will welcome Nick Adams, Jessica Vosk, and other guest performers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:28PM

Jazz CD Reviews: “Body and Shadow” and “I Am A Man” by Michael Ullman

Brian Blade is not only a skillfully discreet: he can be as powerful as any drummer since Elvin Jones.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 01:27PM

Stephen Spinella Will Lead Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA by BroadwayWorld

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Tony Kushner's Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One Millennium Approaches and Part Two…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:24PM

Far away from Hollywood, children benefit from Golden Globes by Sandy Cohen

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nine-year-old Adalyn Ficken snuggled next to her dad in the reclining movie-theater seats, clutching a teddy bear in one hand and a cup of popcorn in the other, wa…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 01:23PM

New York's Met Museum will start charging mandatory $25 fee by The Associated Press

New York's Met is doing away with its "pay-what-you-wish" admissions policy.

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Dave Chappelle's 'reckless' #MeToo and trans jokes have real after-effects by Brian Logan

In his Netflix shows the comic defends his right to provoke, but protests against his gags about misconduct allegations and transgender people are justifiedDave Chappelle’s first Netflix s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:15PM

Bless The Weather by Leah Richards

The Snow Queen Written by Matt Opatrny Directed by Jessica Burr Presented by Blessed Unrest at New Ohio Theatre, NYC December 31, 2017-January 14, 2018 It seems fitting that The Sn…

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Matthew Amendt of Indiana, Pa., comes home to play 'Hamlet' for the Public by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Matthew Amendt will return to Pittsburgh in April to star as “Hamlet,” the final play directed by Ted Pappas as producing artistic director at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Before performin…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:07PM

Anthony Rapp Opens Up About Kevin Spacey Allegations, Says Culture of Abuse Is ‘Being Dismantled’ by Henry Chu

Anthony Rapp has opened up about why he went public with his accusation that Kevin Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was 14, in an interview with British gay lifestyl…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:07PM

Go Inside Rehearsals for Center Theatre Group’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue by Marc J. Franklin

The play by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes is set to begin performances January 27 in Los Angeles.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:03PM

THE BOX OF DELIGHTS – Wilton’s by Tom Bolton

Wilton’s is perhaps the most atmospheric theatre in the country, a miraculously preserved jewel box of a space, fringed with flaked plaster and precariously supported on barley sugar colum…

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‘Angels in America’ Casts Stephen Spinella and Bob the Drag Queen by Isaac Oliver

Berkeley Repertory Theater said Mr. Spinella — who won two Tony Awards as Prior Walter in the original Broadway production — will play Roy Cohn.

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Theatre News: Mark Rylance and André Holland to star in new Shakespeare's Globe season

Michelle Terry announces her inaugural season in charge of the London theatre

SOURCE: WhatsOnStage at 01:00PM

Here’s your 2018 museum preview for Sacramento and the Bay Area

A major show of works by internationally known Northern California painter Wayne Thiebaud from a crucial early period in his career tops the list of exciting shows that will open … Cli…

SOURCE: The Sacramento Bee at 01:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Jenn Colella, Jenna Leigh Green, and More Make Up Cast of Drama League's DIRECTORFEST by BroadwayWorld

The Drama League Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks has announced full casting for the newly reimagined annual event DirectorFest, a multi-week, city-wide festival focusing o…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:53PM

Tune-Yards: dancing through the darkness

The California-based duo’s music brilliantly combines dancefloor beats and nuanced social critique

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A joyous ode to outdoor creativity in New York

A new show celebrates artworks that have brought life to the city’s public spaces

SOURCE: The Financial Times Subscription at 12:52PM

American Theatre Wing Announces Hewes Design Awards by American Theatre Editors

Excellence honored in scenic, costume, lighting, sound design, and effects.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:49PM

How I Fought the Law captured the zeitgeist

It started out in as an obscure album track and became a classic rebel yell of rock — then punk

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Laura Osnes & Tony Yazbeck Leading Full Lab Presentations of Crazy for You in Advance of Broadway Revival by Andy Lefkowitz has learned that Tony nominees Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck are in rehearsals for a slate of full lab presentations of a new Broadway revival of the 1992 musical Crazy for …

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Lookingglass Theatre announces new executive director by Chris Jones

Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company announced a new executive director on Thursday: Rachel L. Fink. Fink, most recently managing director of the Theatre Bay Area service organization, pre…

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American Theatre Wing Announces 2017 Classroom Resource Grants by American Theatre Editors

Fourteen public schools will receive classroom resource grants to support theatre education programs.

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Follow the Transformation of Frankenstein on the Stage by Hannah Vine

The original Broadway production opened January 4, 1981.

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Dark Romantic Comedy THE CHEKHOV DREAMS Begins Performances January 26 at Theatre Row by BroadwayWorld

THE CHEKHOV DREAMS, a dark romantic comedy by John McKinney, will begin performances January 26th, with Opening Night set for February 3rd at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:12PM

Cate Blanchett Appointed Cannes Jury President by Olivia Clement

The Tony nominee and two-time Oscar winner will be the 12th woman to take on the role in the festival’s history.

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André Holland and Mark Rylance in New Season at Shakespeare’s Globe by Anna Codrea-Rado

The open-air London theater will return to traditional 16th-century stage practices for its first season with Michelle Terry at the helm.

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Andre Holland & Mark Rylance to Lead Othello at Shakespeare's Globe by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alum André Holland will take on the title role in a new production of Shakespeare's Othello slated to play London's Shakespeare's Globe as part of the company'…

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Ms. Broadway January 2018: Jenn Colella by JK

After tabulating the votes from this site and on Twitter, I'm very pleased to announce that you chose Tony-nominated actress, Jenn Colella as 2018's very first Ms. Broadway!I've been a …

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Middle Temple Hall by Laura Kressly

One of Dicken’s masterpieces, A Christmas Carol is a natural classic for this time of the year, and contributed to creating the very notion of Christmas as we have known it for the past 17…

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Theater News: Mark Rylance and André Holland to Team Up for Othello at Shakespeare's Globe

The Broadway vets will take the stage this summer.

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#TBT: Patti LuPone Belts Out an Emotional ’Don't Cry for Me Argentina’ at the 1981 Grammy Awards by Andrew Gans

The two-time Tony winner will reprise her performance of the Evita anthem at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Music News: Ben Platt and Patti LuPone to Perform at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards

The pair of Tony winners will celebrate the music of Broadway composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:00PM

Theater News: Robert Sean Leonard, Paul Sparks, and Katie Finneran Set for Homelife and The Zoo Story

Lila Neugebauer will direct the pair of Edward Albee plays at Signature Theatre.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:00PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

New Globe director to let cast pick roles and audiences choose plays by Mark Brown

Michelle Terry says she aims to dismantle theatre hierarchies as she announces programme including Hamlet and OthelloThe new artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe has promised to give m…

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We The People by Peter Finlayson

How often have we heard some say, “Why do actors have to give us their political opinions? They’re paid to act, not tell me what to think!”  That’s a paraphrase, but I’m sure we…

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Michelle Terry's plan for Shakespeare's Globe is democratic – but is it doable? by Michael Billington

Terry’s first season at the theatre promises to dismantle hierarchies but how easy is it to stage Hamlet without one director in charge?Michelle Terry’s first season as artistic director…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:40AM

Katie Finneran and House of Cards’ Paul Sparks Tapped for Edward Albee Plays Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Tony winner and House star Robert Sean Leonard will also star in the Lila Neugebauer-helmed Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo at the Signature.

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Theater openings Jan. 5-11 by Chicago Tribune Staff

Friday “Blue Over You”: Michael Joseph Mitchell stars in a one-man comedic show that examines the complexities of marriage. Through Jan. 28 at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Cent…

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Katie Finneran, Robert Sean Leonard & Paul Sparks to Lead Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A trio of talented stars will headline Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story, a pair of the late playwrights works set to play off-Broadway's Pershing Squ…

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Space Availability at the Royal George by Bt

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, has space available for performances, rehearsals, classes and more. The 50 seat Gallery Theatre space is currently available for prime time 3 – 6…

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Best Bets: Mardi Gras kickoff, Rockin' Chair, Corey Holcomb, Memories of Elvis by Go! Magazine Staff

Our staff picks the best things to do this week — with a look ahead.

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Ed Sheeran helps music industry hit a high note in 2017 by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ed Sheeran's album "Divide" was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according …

SOURCE: Associated Press at 11:12AM

Katie Finneran, Robert Sean Leonard, and Paul Sparks to Star in AT HOME AT THE ZOO by BroadwayWorld

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre Paige Evans, Artistic Director James Houghton, Founder production of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo Homelife amp…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:11AM

A Sterling Career: 60+ Years of Sterling Holloway by Trav S.D.

Sterling Holloway (1905-1992) was born on this day.  I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I first knew this amazing  performer as a voice — the highly distinctive voice of W…

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Big changes coming to theatres in 2018 by Lorraine Treanor

The greatest sign of stability in a culture is, paradoxically, its ability to absorb change. There was a collective holding of breath when Joy Zinoman announced her retirement in 2009; could…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:02AM

Five Comic-Book Stories That Might Happen Onscreen After the Disney-Fox Merger by Granger Willson

Comic-book fans have spent decades imagining what some iconic comic books might look like on the big screen. From superhero battles to universal crossovers, the juggling of movie rights betw…

SOURCE: Vulture at 11:01AM

MADEUP’s best Liverpool shows 2017 by Vicky Anderson

Here we are again at the end of another year; so without further ado, here’s a bit of a list – the best theatre and performance from Liverpool (and surrounds) of 2017.

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How to spin a story, brought to you by SVU.

I had a staycation over the holidays, which involved some great takeout, some new board games (big fan of this one), and a lot of Law & Order: SVU. I learned a lot about cops and lawyer…

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Theatre News: Open auditions announced for a young Tina Turner in Tina the Musical

Do you know someone who could be a young Tina Turner?

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Theater News: Life Jacket Theatre Company to Present America Is Hard to See

The new play with music will run at HERE.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

All Broadway shows scheduled to go on amid snowstorm by Caitlin Huston

All Broadway shows were set to go on as scheduled as of Thursday morning as a winter storm hit the New York Area. The storm, nicknamed a “bomb cyclone,” is expected to bring up t…

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Patti LuPone & Ben Platt Will Perform on the 2018 Grammy Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

TV viewers tuning in to the 2018 Grammy Awards are in for a special treat. Tony winners Patti LuPone and Ben Platt have been announced as performers in a special tribute to legendary compose…

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Judi Dench lends support to York’s new arts-focused primary school by Matthew Hemley

Judi Dench has given her backing to a new primary school that will specialise in the creative arts. The Creative Arts Academy

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Emma Rice was ‘the best thing to happen to the Globe’ – Michelle Terry by Georgia Snow

Emma Rice was “the best thing” to happen to Shakespeare’s Globe, despite the controversy surrounding her tenure, incoming artistic director Michelle Terry

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 10:29AM

YouTube star Logan Paul steps away from posting after outcry by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- YouTube star Logan Paul has stepped away from posting videos following an outcry when he uploaded images of what appeared to be the body of someone who killed themsel…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 10:23AM

The Grammys Will Feature Performances From Pink, Gaga, Gambino, and Broadway by Jackson McHenry

The Grammy Awards are returning to New York this year, which means, like a middle-school kid who just discovered Dear Evan Hansen, they’re really into theater right now. In addition to ann…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:22AM

Take a Look at Miss Saigon Star Eva Noblezada's Show Girl No More in NYC by Hannah Vine

The Tony nominee continues her extended cabaret debut at The Green Room 42.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:21AM

The West End Tina Turner Musical Will Hold Open Auditions for a Young Tina by Andrew Gans

The world premiere begins previews March 21 at London's Aldwych Theatre.

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Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 4, 2018 by Bww Special

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show Don't know what to see Trying to find a theater

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Mark Shenton: The Stage 100 reflects a changing theatrical landscape by Mark Shenton

The volatility of theatrical politics and its impact on larger public conversations came to the fore in 2017 as never before. This

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The Show Must Go On! Broadway Continues Despite Snowfall by

A major snowstorm might be covering New York City, but the weather isn't stopping New York theater from performing as usual. The snow may be filling up Manhattan stre…

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Women’s Voices festival 2.0 launches with Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s memoir by Nelson Pressley

New chapter of “Queens Girl” recalls the 1960s in the United States and Nigeria.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:06AM

Regional Theatre Goes Rogue In Philadelphia

"The Wilma now has a three-year-old resident acting company" - in itself a rarity nowadays - "and welcomes shows whose daring aesthetics depart from the factory-setting naturalism of most Am…

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Players 2018: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago by Kevin Greene

It is a testament to the strength and resilience of the artists highlighted here that all year, whether they wanted to or not, they made the art that helped things feel bearable or even, occ…

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Features: Top shows to see in 2018

Sarah Crompton picks the shows that she's excite her most this new year

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Video: 'If You Knew' from Firebrand's 'Lizzie' by Morgan Greene

This week’s Showcase features a performance from Firebrand Theatre’s smash hit production of “Lizzie,” a punk-rock take on the tale the alleged axe murderess Lizzie Borden. In the vi…

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Album Review: Rachel Tucker – On The Road by Ian Foster

Proving that you don't need to win the reality show that you're in to set your career, and that it's your talent that matters, Rachel Tucker's success is testament to just how far hard work …

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Playbill Weather Watch: Check Here for Updates as Winter Storm Hits Broadway by Ryan McPhee

A winter storm warning remains in effect in New York City through 1 AM January 5.

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Winter Storm Prompts Closure of New York Actors’ Equity Offices by Adam Hetrick

Callbacks and EPAs scheduled for January 4 will be rescheduled.

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AM Report: Winter Storm Grayson Blankets NYC But the Shows Must Go On! by BroadwayWorld

Bundle up, New York Winter Storm Grayson is here, and we're likely to be left with lots of snow, ice, and chaos in his wake.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:46AM

Tony Winners Ben Platt and Patti LuPone Will Perform on the Grammy Awards by Andrew Gans

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast on CBS January 28.

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GRACE NOTES: Thursday, January 4, 2018 by Susan Grace

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Ben Platt, Patti LuPone to Perform Broadway Tribute at 2018 GRAMMY AWARDS by BroadwayWorld

Patti LuPone, who will reprise her 1981 GRAMMY performance of 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina,' and 'Dear Evan Hansen's' currently nominated Ben Platt, performing a classic from 'West Side Story…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:38AM

Faith Prince and Jason Graae Will Sing You and Me, But Mostly We January 6–7 by Robert Viagas

Including a salute to Jerry Herman, the concert is headed for the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, California.

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"Lean On Pete" at Curzon Cinemas, London by Blouin Artinfo

Curzon Cinemas will be screening the 2017 British drama, "Lean On Pete."Written and directed by Andrew Haigh, the movie is based upon the novel of the same name by Willy Vlautin. The movie f…

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"Call Me by Your Name" at Barbican Cinemas, London by Blouin Artinfo

Barbican Cinemas is currently hosting the screening of the 2017 romantic coming-of-age drama film, "Call Me By Your Name". Directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, the mo…

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"Tosca" at Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Deutsche Oper Berlin is currently hosting the stage production of Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca". The opera is in three acts to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It p…

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"The Disaster Artist" at Cobble Hill Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Cobble Hill Theatre is currently hosting the screening of the 2017 American biographical comedy-drama film, "The Disaster Artist". Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the …

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"Angels in America" at Neil Simon Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Neil Simon Theatre will be hosting the stage production of American playwright Tony Kushner's, "Angels in America."The play originally won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for D…

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"Hunt For The Wilderpeople" at Filmrauschpalast, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Filmrauschpalast is currently hosting the screening of the 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama, "Hunt For The Wilderpeople". Written and directed by Taika Waititi, the screenplay of…

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"Dieses bescheuerte Herz" at Cinenova, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Cinenova is currently screening the 2017 German tragicomedy, "Dieses bescheuerte Herz". Directed by Marc Rothemund, the movie follows the story of 15 year old Daniel Meyer from Hamburg …

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"Hitler's Hollywood" at Film Forum, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Film Forum will be hosting the 2017 German documentary, "Hitler's Hollywood."Director Rüdiger Suchsland focuses on telling the story of one of the most important and dramatic period in the …

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"All About My Mother"at Walter Reade Theater, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Walter Reade Theater will be hosting the screening of the 1999 Spanish drama film, "All About My Mother."Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, the movie's plot originates in Almodóvar's…

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A Room in India: If All Theatres were Demolished, Would Anybody Care? by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. This month Jonathan Mandell looks at A Room in India by French company Théâtre du Soleil, which considers the question ‘If all theatres were demolished tomorrow, wou…

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Review: A Wondrous ‘Pinocchio’ With That ‘Lion King’ Magic by Ben Brantley

In a creative master stroke, this National Theater adaptation of the Disney film uses oversized puppets to play adults, who tower over the title figure.

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Mark Rylance returns to Globe in Michelle Terry’s inaugural season by Robin Johnson

Sir Mark Rylance will return to Shakespeare's Globe this summer to play Iago in Othello, as part of newly-appointed Artistic Director Michelle Terry's inaugural 2018 season. The post Mark Ry…

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André Holland and Mark Rylance to Star in Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe by Ryan McPhee

Claire van Kampen, Farinelli and the King playwright and Rylance’s wife, will direct the London production.

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A year in puppets by Debbie Gilpin

After choosing in 2016 to focus on Shakespeare (in the 400th anniversary of his death), I went completely different this year and made it my mission to learn more about, and see more shows f…

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Training With a Difference by American Theatre Editors

As the nation grows more diverse, theatre education needs to become less Eurocentric and more inclusive.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Four Actors Sue Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Over Sexual Harassment And Assault; Company's Chiefs Step Aside

The plaintiffs' suits against the company and its artistic director, Albert Schultz, seek a total of well over $6 million. At the board's direction, Schultz has taken what's being called a l…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 08:47AM

Hartt Grad Returns To Hartford To Perform In 'Stomp' At The Bushnell by Christopher Arnott

When Kris Lee graduated from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School a decade ago, it was with a degree in music production and jazz performance. Now she uses that expertise, along with …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 08:30AM

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Soundtrack to Hit No. 1 on Billboard 200 by BroadwayWorld

Billboard reports that the soundtrack to the musical film THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, is heading to the No. 1 spot on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:29AM

Vicky Featherstone heads up The Stage 100 list 2018 by Robin Johnson

Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone has shot to the top of The Stage 100 list in 2018, the newspaper’s annual guide to the most influential figures working in the theatre and…

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FROM DOWN UNDER: Dream Lover: the Bobby Darin Musical by Simon Parris

More than a year after its triumphant world premiere in Sydney, Dream Lover finally arrives in Melbourne. Anchored by the extraordinary star turn of David Campbell, the potent, pristine prod…

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Richard Jordan: End-of-year lists help us not only remember, but also look forward by Richard Jordan

We are a nation obsessed with lists. The end of the year brings out the annual countdowns featuring everything from gaffes to

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BWW's On This Day - January 4, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

New York Equity Office and Audition Center Closed Today Due to Storm by Stephanie Wild

Actors' Equity tweeted last night that the New York Equity office and Audition Center will be closed today, January 4, due to the snowstorm. They have stated that the EPA for Monmouth and ca…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:23AM

Theatrical luminaries on New Year’s Honours List by Robin Johnson

Leading figures from London theatre have featured prominently in the Queen's New Year's Honours List, with the likes of actors Hugh Laurie and Matt Henry, director John Tiffany and producer …

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Lauren Worsham and Lesli Margherita Join SESSION GIRLS at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lauren Worsham A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder Broadway and Lesli Margherita Matilda The Musical Broadway Dames At Sea Broadway i…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:15AM

Michelle Terry unveils inaugural season as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe by Matthew Hemley

Michelle Terry’s first season as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe will see an ensemble of actors collaborate on both Hamlet and As

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 07:13AM

Review: ‘Django’ Distills a Perilous Musical Moment by Ben Kenigsberg

In occupied France, the spotlight falls on a jazz guitar genius trying to escape the Nazis.

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Theatre Centre’s new playwriting award to mark Treaty of Versailles centenary by Giverny Masso

A new playwriting award has been launched to celebrate work for young audiences. The winning commission will be produced for a UK

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Lauren Gunderson: the most popular playwright in America today by David Smith

With 27 productions in the 2017-18 season, the 35-year-old writer has brought incisive wit to the stage and she’s thrilled to be at the forefront of a cultural shift in a male-dominated wo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:00AM

Olivia’s top 10 musicals of 2017 by Olivia Mitchell

This year I saw 105 shows so picking my top 10 was pretty tricky!

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Late-Night take on Trump's Recent Tweets: ‘not since Harrison Ford was president have we felt so safe’ by Blouin Artinfo

It was a comical Late-night for sure but for different reasons as hosts Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Jimmy Kimmel addressed Trump’s latest tweets about global warming, airline safety,…

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Tony Nominee Cate Blanchett Named 71st Cannes Jury President by TV News Desk

Cate Blanchett has been named the 71st president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, marking the 12th woman to be given the prestigious position. The Australian actress will preside over the …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:44AM

Tina Turner musical to hold open auditions for West End production by Giverny Masso

Open auditions are being held for the role of young Tina Turner in a new West End musical about the music icon’s

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:38AM

Grammar school’s move to charge students for GCSE music labelled ‘deeply troubling’ by Matthew Hemley

A grammar school in Yorkshire has come under fire for offering GCSE music at a charge of £5 a week. The move

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:32AM

Paapa Essiedu and Julia McKenzie in running for 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards by Georgia Snow

Paapa Essiedu, Julia McKenzie and John Hurt are among the finalists for the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards. Essiedu and Hurt, who

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:32AM

Snow White review at Kings Theatre, Portsmouth – ‘well-balanced’ by John Hannam

This year the Kings Theatre has shrewdly brought back several past favourites. With some of the other cast members making their pantomime

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:15AM

‘In need of an overhaul’: The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas – West End ★★★ by Anne Cox

It’s been 12 years since I first saw The Rat Pack Live and not much has changed. That’s not a bad thing if you’re going to see this tribute show for a love of the music.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Tina Turner musical opens auditions for role of Young Tina by Robin Johnson

The West End production of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical will hold open auditions on Saturday 13 January for the role of Anna Mae, the 11 year-old Tina Turner. The post Tina Turner musica…

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, January 4, 2018 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: “Sweeney Todd’s” Pie Shop Gets New Management, “The Play that Goes Wrong” Releases New Block of Tickets, and a Cursed January 4th Theatre Throwback! “Today on Broad…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM

Review: Lunatic, There I Go at the Civic Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

You need a rest: Chris McCormack reviews a new play about Hanna Greally, a woman wrongly held in a psychiatric institution for 18 years. The post Review: Lunatic, There I Go at the Civic The…

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Photos: Wake Up With BWW: The Cast of MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN by Walter McBride

The cast of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, including Robert Fairchild, Mia Vallet, and Paul Wesley, recently snapped some photos with our famous BroadwayWorld mug as part of our 'Mug Shot' ser…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:31AM

WATCH: @Lin_Manuel and the @HamiltonWestEnd cast celebrate the London opening with a special British #Ham4Ham

To celebrate the smash-hit HAMILTON opening at the Victoria Palace theatre in December, the show's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined the West End cast for a very special British #Ham4Ham vid…

SOURCE: Stage Faves at 05:30AM

BWW Morning Brief January 4th, 2018: The Public Kicks Off UNDER THE RADAR, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories The Public Theater kicks off UNDER THE RADAR festival series, and more

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MISALLIANCE – Orange Tree Theatre ‘A Sparky, Feisty Comedy’ by Victoria Sadler

Hypatia Tarleton (Marli Siu) is a young woman in demand. She’s beautiful and intelligent, spirited and a little fiery. And her father is also filthy rich.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

In Germany’s Theaters, Stories of Exiles and Refugees by A.j. Goldmann

In Berlin and Munich, theater companies explore themes of exile and return in classics and new work, each directly addressing today’s refugee influx.

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Beat the winter blues with these January shows by Emma Clarendon

With the New Year firmly within sight, here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best theatre to see during January.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Natasha Tripney: We need to think differently about power and leadership by Natasha Tripney

2017 was a pretty dispiriting year all round, but it was a particularly dismaying one for women. As if it wasn’t enough

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Tiffany Haddish Hijacks New York Film Critics Dinner, Hallelujah by Jeremy Gerard

The surprises at the annual New York Film Critics Circle dinner bash aren’t in the awards; they were announced last month. The appeal of this gathering – which in its raffishness…

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Ty Dolla $ign on How He Met John Mayer & Will Smith by Young Hollywood

Ty Dolla $ign on How He Met John Mayer & Will SmithWe are stoked to have the phenomenally talented Ty Dolla $ign in the Young Hollywood Studio where he tells us all about how his collab with…

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Theatre News: Vicky Featherstone tops Stage 100 list

The Royal Court's artistic director topped the newspaper's list of influential figures in the industry

SOURCE: WhatsOnStage at 01:00AM
Thursday, January 4, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

'The Leisure Seeker' at Cinenova, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Cinenova will be screening the 2017  Italian-American road movie "The Leisure Seeker" from January 4, 2018. The film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Michael Zadooria…

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'The Long Summer of Theory' at B-ware Ladenkino, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

B-ware Ladenkino is currently screening the 2017 drama "The Long Summer of Theory (Der lange Sommer der Theorie)." "The Long Summer of Theory" is a collection of staged episodes for a m…

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ at Filmrauschpalast, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Filmrauschpalast in Berlin will be screening the 2017 British crime comedy drama film — “T2 Trainspotting,” from January 3, 2018. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge…

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'Darkest Hour' at Curzon Cinemas, Oxford by Blouin Artinfo

Curzon Cinemas in Oxford will soon be screening the 2017 British biographical war drama film — “Darkest Hour” — from January 12, 2018. Directed by Joe Wright and written by Anth…

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‘First They Killed My Father’ at Aero Theatre, Santa Monica by Blouin Artinfo

Aero Theatre will be screening the 2017 biographical historical thriller —“First They Killed My Father” — from January 3, 2018. Directed by Angelina Jolie and written by Jolie a…

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Broadway and the Blizzard: Questions and Answers by New York Theater

When snow begins to fall, New Yorkers ask one question — how bad will it get? — and New York theatergoers ask three more: Will the shows be canceled? Will shows offer a snow day discoun…

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‘Happy End’ at Film Forum, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Film Forum, New York, is currently screening the 2017 drama “Happy End.” Directed by Michael Haneke, the movie is a biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the…

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'Razzia' at Walter Reade Theater, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Walter Reade Theater in New York will screen the 2017 Moroccan drama film — “Razzia” — from January 12, 2018. The movie narrates the story of five Moroccans pushed to the fringe…

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‘Phantom Thread’ at Cobble Hill Cinemas, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Cobble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn will soon be screening the 2017 American historical drama film, “Phantom Thread,” from January 19, 2018. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson…

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Kevin Chamberlin, Matthew Morrison, and Beth Leavel Sing at Feinstein’s/54 Below January 4–11 by Robert Viagas

Check out all the theatre-related events scheduled this week at the intimate New York cabaret.

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Where to See Your Favorite Tony-Winning Stars in Concert Around the Country This January by Robert Viagas

Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Audra McDonald, and more may be coming to a city near you.

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Playbill Mixtape: Kick Off The New Year by Ruthie Fierberg

With songs from SpongeBob The Musical, Legally Blonde, and more, consider this the soundtrack to live your best life and take on 2018 with optimism.

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Manhattan Theatre Club's 'The Children' by WNYC

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, and Deborah Findlay talk about starring in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of The Children. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of re…


Opera Is Becoming More Diverse. It's About Time. - How composers of color are pushing the genre in new directions

How composers of color are pushing the genre in new directions---I moved to New York City in 2011 to be a theatre journalist, and in addition to becoming a bona fide Broadway baby, I also pl…

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Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
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Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
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