Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Capezio Dance Awards: A feast of dance by Admin

What a celebration it was. A celebration of dance, a celebration of longevity, a celebration of what makes this industry so exceptional. The Capezio Dance Awards gala at the stunning Smith C…

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Overlooked No More: Margarita Xirgu, Theater Radical Who Staged Lorca’s Plays by Kathleen Massara

The Spanish film star and theater director was known for taking chances in her politics, her private life and on the stage.

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People You Should Know . . . Wednesday Sue Derrico by Zack Calhoon

WEDNESDAY SUE DERRICO is a director, performer, producer and arts manager based in New York. Recent credits include co-directing HVMLET, an original adaptation for the She NYC Arts Festival,…

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People You Should Know . . . Ana Cristina Schuler by Zack Calhoon

Ana Cristina Schuler is a proud Latina, Austin raised theatre-maker based in New York City with a B.F.A in Acting from the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU: Tisch. Additional training includ…

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“Dress Like A Normal Person”: The Weapons of Fragile Masculinity by Melissahillman

  Krista Knight is a young playwright well-known and well-loved in the new plays community. She’s well-loved both for her work (her plays have been produced all over the country) …

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: Parsons Dance Annual Gala Honors Composer Stephen Schwartz by BroadwayWorld

Parsons Dance - under the Artistic Direction of David Parsons -presented theiryearlygala, honoring legendary Broadway composer and multiple award-winner Stephen Schwartz, featuringtwo pieces…

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Ruthie Ann Miles Loses Baby Following Crash That Took The Life Of Her Daughter by BroadwayWorld

Tragedy struck the Broadway community earlier this spring when Ruthie Ann Miles was the victim of a fatal car crash that took the life of her four year old daughter Abigail. According to USA…

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Dana Harrison: In Memoriam

by Brad Erickson Earlier this spring, our Theatre Bay Area family suffered a devastating jolt in the loss of our former Managing Director, Dana Harrison. Dana passed away, with little warni…

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Second Stage Theater names Sara Danielson as general manager by Caitlin Huston

Second Stage Theater has named Sara Danielson as its general manager. Danielson previously worked as associate general manager at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she worked for 10 years…

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‘Hamilton: The Exhibition” Launches This Fall by Matthew Wexler

The 'Hamilton' empire continues with this latest endeavor: a traveling 360-degree immersive exhibit the size of a football field.

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‘A Quick 5’ with Francis Hoag by Kristin Franco

Francis Hoag is currently appearing in Kensington Arts Theatre’s production of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” now playing at Kensington Town Hall through May 26th. At th…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Tom Murphy, Acclaimed Irish Playwright, Is Dead at 83 by Neil Genzlinger

His dark works avoided the stereotype of a rural Irish utopia, instead exploring subjects like the county’s famine and its history of emigration.

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The Public Theatre Announces Free Encore Performance of RUNAWAYS at the Delacorte by Alexa Criscitiello

The Public Theatre has announced a free performance of the Liz Swados musical RUNAWAYSon Tuesday, June 12 at 8pm, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be available via…

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HighTide’s Steven Atkinson: Could ensembles be theatre’s saviour? by Steven Atkinson

While they are common in Continental Europe, there is no major subsidised theatre in England with a permanent company of actors at

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Editor’s View: Quotas are a way to improve diversity fast by Alistair Smith

When diversity quotas were discussed 10 years ago, most people I spoke to – including those engaged in actively pursuing improved representation

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Concert Review: Masterworks Chorale — Bach to Bach by Susan Miron

Kevin Leong is unquestionably an inspired choice to lead this chorus.

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Theater Review: “Elephant” — Truth or Dare by David Greenham

As long as we’re sipping the truth serum wine, the biggest obstacle presented by the Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre production is -- itself.

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“Gapu Murnuk” – Australian Aboriginal art exhibition at Animal Logic by Pauline Adamek

Last days to see Gapu Murnuk–an Australian Indigenous Art exhibition being held this month at Animal Logic’s headquarters in Venice, Los Angeles. The rare art

Linked From Arts Beat LA at 06:36PM #LiveatFive with Bryan Batt of An Act Of God by

Tony nominee Bryan Batt calls into HQ to chat about An Act Of God and more with Paul Wontorek and Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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Review: Trommeln in der Nacht at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin by Lee Anderson

Theatre as controlled demolition: Christopher Rüping's dissection of Brecht is thrilling, smart and savage. The post Review: Trommeln in der Nacht at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin appeared …

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

The Ensemble Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature five regional premieres and a musical about the life of Josephine Baker.

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Review of ‘Marlowe’s Fate’ by Erin Kahn

Exhibit A: William Shakespeare. Arguably the greatest playwright who ever lived, he gave us masterpieces of English literature like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar…or did h…

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Steven Page and Bruce Dow lead new Festival Players of Prince Edward County season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The 2018 season, the first under new artistic director Graham Abbey, also includes remounts of The Drawer Boy, A Beautiful View and Blind Date.

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Leah Napolin, Whose ‘Yentl’ Adaptation Made Broadway, Dies at 83 by Neil Genzlinger

The play, based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer story, was a tale of empowerment in the midst of feminism’s second wave.

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See Idina Menzel & the Cast of Skintight Prep for Off-Broadway Bow by Lindsey Sullivan

Idina Menzel is getting ready to return to the New York stage, and we simply couldn't be happier! The Tony winner is set to star in Skintight, playwright Joshua Harmon's new work tha…

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Odds & Ends: Miss You Like Hell to Receive Original Cast Album & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Miss You Like Hell to Receive Original Cast Album Erin McKeown's stirring score to the new musical Miss You Like Hell w…

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Photo Coverage: Idina Menzel and the Company SKINTIGHT Meet the Press! by Walter McBride

Tony Award winnerIdina Menzelwill soon star as 'Jodi Isaac' inRoundabout Theatre Company's world-premiere production ofSkintight, by Roundabout Underground alumnusJoshua HarmonBad Jews, Sign…

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David Rockwell and Isabel Toledo to Discuss Design and More at Times Talk by Olivia Clement

The two will discuss their passion for design, versatility, and inspirations at The Times Center May 18.

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VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 5- Steven Hoggett's Choreography Gives ONCE the Golden Touch by Alexa Criscitiello

On Day 5 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate multiple Tony nominated choreographer, Steven Hoggett, who is nominated this year for his work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Gloria Steinem Bio-Play By Emily Mann Headed For Off Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Gloria: A Life, a new play about Gloria Steinem written by Emily Mann and directed by Diane Paulus, will debut Off Broadway this fall at the Daryl Roth Theater. Roth is producing. Previews w…

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'The Light Fantastic' is Ike Holter's 'Stranger Things' kind of thriller by Chris Jones

“The Light Fantastic,” now in its world premiere at the Jackalope Theatre, is a fascinating departure for gifted Chicago playwright Ike Holter. Standing apart from Holter’s terrific on…

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Open Stage Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season, titled "Coming of Age," features plays about, and sometimes starring, young people.

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On the Couch with Cathy Hunt by Arts Review

Who is Cathy Hunt? Cathy Hunt is a theatre director, dramaturg, writer and occasional performer (as her alter ego, feminist performance poet Ms Beige Brown) originally from Sydney, who moved…

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Winners of the 2018 Joffrey Ballet School Summer Scholarship Contest by Admin

In early March, Dance Informa announced the return of its massive Summer Scholarship Contest in partnership with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. The giveaway invited dancers arou…

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Westfield News Group ArtsBeat Extra: Funding the WMass Creative Economy by Mark G Auerbach

An infusion of federal and state funds to area theatres, among them Barrington Stage, Chester Theatre, and Shakespeare and Company, which must be matched, will fuel the creative economy in W…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Disco Diva! Jessica Rush Serves You '70s Style Icon as Joyce Bogart & Others in Summer, The Donna Summer Musical

Jessica Rush takes us through the disco era via her incredible Paul Tazewell Summer, the Donna Summer Musical costume pieces.

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9 Dimes: You and the Universe by Arts Review

A drift between urban and contemporary dance, visionary young choreographer Efren Pamilacan Jr.’s contemporary dance work 9 Dimes: You and the Universe will be presented at Arts Centre Mel…

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A Look at Fraver by Design: Five Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond by Hannah Vine

Frank Verlizzo, the legendary poster designer behind the artwork for everything from Sweeney Todd to The Lion King, has collected his iconic work in a new book.

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Schools have 'starved the arts,' Sacramento mayor says. Here's his solution

Public schools in California have "largely starved the arts" for the past 40 years, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Wednesday. Now he's got a plan to change that situation. Steinberg…

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BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Gary Naylor

Though a challenge for the concentration, Maly Drama Theatre delivers a definitive Vanya against which all others can be judged.

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Westfield New Group ArtsBeat 5/16/18 by Mark G Auerbach

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 5/16/18. "A Lesson from Aloes" directed by Darko Tresnjak at Hartford Stage; "Disaster" opens Nutmeg Summer Series at CT. Rep, and arts news for WMass and No.CT.

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Noma Dumezweni of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tony nominee Noma Dumezweni stops by on Show People with Paul Wontorek to talk about keeping the casting secret of the century, what she wants to share with…

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Admissions Star Ben Edelman to Receive Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

The Theatre World Awards board of directors have announced that actor Ben Edelman will be honored with the 10th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater at the 74th Ann…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Noma Dumezweni Talks Keeping the Secrets, Tony Fashion & More on Show People with Paul Wontorek by

The name "Dumezweni" means "to be known in the world," which is fitting for this 2018 Tony nominee. Already a two-time Olivier Award-winning stage great in London, Noma D…

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Ben Edelman Receives Theatre World's 2018 Dorothy Loudon Award by Ryan McPhee

The honor celebrates a breakthrough performance on the New York Stage.

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Up on the Marquee: SKINTIGHT with Idina Menzel by Walter McBride

Tony Award winnerIdina Menzelwill soon star as 'Jodi Isaac' inRoundabout Theatre Company's world-premiere production ofSkintight, by Roundabout Underground alumnusJoshua HarmonBad Jews, Sign…

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Photo Flash: The Broadway League Announces 2018 League Award Winners by BroadwayWorld

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2018 Spring Road Conference. First presented in…

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BWW TV: What's SKINTIGHT All About? Idina Menzel & Company Explain! by Tv - Press Previews

The company just met the press today and you can go inside the big day with Menzel and more below

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Ben Edelman to Receive Dorothy Loudon Award at Theatre World Awards by BroadwayWorld

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors Dale Badway, President, and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation Lionel Larner, Executive Director, Ben Edelman Admissions will…

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Broadway League Announces 2018 League Awards, Honoring Touring Broadway by Adam Hetrick

The annual awards recognize contributions of industry members who help bring national tours to communities across the U.S.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Fragment, Battersea Arts Centre by Dovydas Laurinaitis

A band enters on stage to informally welcome its audience. After taking their places, and a moment to hold the The post Review: Fragment, Battersea Arts Centre appeared first on A Younger Th…

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Orchestra & Opera Workplace Satisfaction: Spring 2018 by Drew McManus

At the end of 2016, we published a pair of articles that surveyed arts managers about how and why they changed jobs. Since then, I’ve been tracking workplace satisfaction levels at orc…

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The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

Sat, June 23 @ Dupont Underground, presented by Dupont Underground

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Here's how Sacramento's mayor wants to improve arts education

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local educators announced an initiative on Wednesday, May 18, 2018 to raise money for arts, music and theater in public schools in the region. … …

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A.D. Players Sets First Season Under New Leadership by American Theatre Editors

The Houston theatre's 2018-19 season will celebrate the late founding artistic director, Jeanette Clift George.

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Curious Incident Star Mickey Rowe Proves There’s More to Him Than the Autism Label by Ruthie Fierberg

The first actor with autism to play the lead role in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will appear on PBS and in a new solo show.

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Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Happy Birthday, Wanda June Off Broadway, Wheelhouse Theater Company at the Gene Frankel Theatre Reviewed by Shoshana Roberts BOTTOM LINE: A highly skilled cast displays different types of …

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Variety on Canadian Festival stages: a Preview by Philip

[This article was written for Digital First Media’s Michigan newspapers, where it ran on Sunday May 13, with reviews to follow during the summer.] Ontario’s Stratford and Shaw Festiv…

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Harold Guskin, Acting Coach Who Nurtured Stars, Dies at 76 by Richard Sandomir

Find the character in the words on the page, he instructed Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Rachel Weisz and others.

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VIDEO: Preview Tina Fey's Return to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE this Saturday, May 19 by TV News Desk

Mean Girls writer Tina Fey hostsSaturday Night Live on May 19, 2018, with musical guest Nicki Minaj. Check out the promo below

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REVIEW: Mean Girls by JK

Review of the Sunday, May 6, 2018 matinee performance at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.  Starring Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wi…

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Understudies: The Clark Kents of Theatre

by Lauren Spencer The phone rang at 5 pm. Fontana Butterfield picked up to find Shotgun Player’s Artistic Director, Patrick Dooley, on the other end. The actor she was understudying in th…

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MISS YOU LIKE HELL to Receive Cast Recording by BroadwayWorld

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced it will record the new musical Miss You Like Hell, the New York premiere production from The Public Theater Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis Executive Directo…

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VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Official Trailer for UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Season Four by TV News Desk

Today, Netflix unveils the new trailer forseason four of its original comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, premiering on Wednesday, May 30 with six episodes. The season finds the optimis…

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Meet the Cast of BE MORE CHILL at Box Office Event by BroadwayWorld

OnFriday June 8, the company ofBe More Chillhosts a special box office event. From300 - 500PM, fans are invited to The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street, NYC to buy their…

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Photo Flash: Check Out Photos from Season Four of Netflix's UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT by TV News Desk

Netflix original comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season four premiereson Wednesday, May 30 with six episodes. The season finds the optimistic Kimmy starting a new career as HR manager of th…

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GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Celebrates Box Office Opening With $40 Tickets by BroadwayWorld

The producers of the new Broadway musical comedy Gettin' The Band Back Together will celebrate the opening of the Belasco Theatre box office 111 West 44th Street tomorrow Thursday May 17 at …

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Review: Olney’s Invisible Hand packs a mighty punch by John Geoffrion

An American banker abducted by jihadists in Pakistan must earn his $10 million ransom by making a killing on the market. And as he introduces concepts of high finance to his kidnappers ̵…

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Review: Saint Joan, a funky, spunky, stripped-down Shaw by Alexander C. Kafka

Brevity is not the soul of Saint Joan’s wit. Even at three and a half hours’ running time, however, the George Bernard Shaw classic never flags in Bedlam’s funky, spunky, stripped down…

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Seven Legendary Broadway Divas Performing “You’re Just In Love” From Call Me Madam

Encores! is staging Call Me Madam again in 2019, so brush up on your favorite "You're Just in Love" performances.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Miss You Like Hell, Starring Daphne Rubin-Vega and Gizel Jiménez, to Receive Cast Album by Andrew Gans

The new musical features a book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes and music and lyrics by Erin McKeown.

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Repast Baroque Ensemble: Bohemian Fantasy by Jean Ballard Terepka

The program opened and closed with pieces for all five musicians together. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620/23-1680) both made the quartet of string…

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Times Talk to Feature David Rockwell and Isabel Toledo by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award winning set designer David Rockwell She Loves Me and Tony nominated costume designer Isabel Toledo After Midnight are going to be doing a Times Talk on Friday, May 18 at 4 PM at T…

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Call Me Madam, I Married an Angel & High Button Shoes Set for City Center Season; A Chorus Line Gala Also on Tap by Andy Lefkowitz

New York City Center has announced the new season of its Encores! series, which mounts rarely produced musical-theater classics with Broadway stars and a full orchestra. Call Me Madam, I Mar…

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: The 2018 Tony Nominees Share Their Reactions in 1 Word by Ruthie Fierberg

What is the word used by Tina Fey, Nobert Leo Butz, Katrina Lenk, and more to describe how they felt when they heard their names called?

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The small-cast ‘Saint Joan’ at Folger Theatre is a mighty big deal. by Peter Marks

Bedlam’s theater Eric Tucker stages Shaw’s famous play with wit and deftness.

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At Rehearsals for the Public’s Othello Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Heather Lind, and Corey Stoll by Hannah Vine

The production will kick off the 2018 Shakespeare in the Park season May 29.

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WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Christopher Gattelli by BroadwayWorld TV

Watch below as Christopher tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more

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FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's SKINTIGHT, with Idina Menzel & More! by Walter McBride

Tony Award winnerIdina Menzelwill soon star as 'Jodi Isaac' inRoundabout Theatre Company's world-premiere production ofSkintight, by Roundabout Underground alumnusJoshua HarmonBad Jews, Sign…

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Dear Evan Hansen’s Alex Boniello Talks About Finding His Version of Connor by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill spoke to actor Boniello before his very first performance, replacing Tony nominee Mike Faist as Connor Murphy.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

The Good Places by American Theatre Editors

Many theatres consider 'excellence' a priority, even a mission. But what do we mean by that word?

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Next season, The National’s 7 show Broadway series opens with a new Beetlejuice musical and closes with Bat Out of Hell by Tim Treanor

The seven shows hosted by the National Theatre next season will be either straight from New York or heading there.  The Broadway at the National series opens with the world premiere of Beet…

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Waitress star Desi Oakley talks about playing Jenna and her favorite pie by Roy Maurer

Broadway actress and singer-songwriter Desi Oakley is over 200 performances in on the national tour of the fan-favorite musical Waitress, now at The National Theatre. She plays the lead rol…

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Works in Progres: A View From the Barge by Helene Stapinski

A Brooklyn theater company is staging the Arthur Miller play on the waterfront of working-class Red Hook.

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Tony Award Winner Paulo Szot Will Return to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The South Pacific star will perform Salute to Broadway June 26–30.

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Broadway Bucket List: Get Ready For The Soaring Vocals as Anastasia Star Zach Adkins Sings His Dream Roles

Get ready to be blown away by Anastasia star Zach Adkins' incredible vocal power.

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Tony Award Watch: David Morse Talks ‘Iceman’, ‘Elsewhere’, Denzel & ‘Dannemora’ by Greg Evans

May 25 will mark thirty years to the night when little Tommy Westphall gazed into a snow globe and revealed to nearly 23 million TV viewers that six seasons of heartbreak, joy, love, loss, e…

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Cynthia Erivo, Katie Homes, James Earl Jones, and Uzo Aduba Join Benedict Cumberbatch for NYC Letters Live by Adam Hetrick

The celebration of written and spoken word will debut in New York May 18–19 at the Town Hall.

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Unexploded Ordnances review – enter the doomsday duo's Strangelove situation room by Lyn Gardner

Barbican, LondonThis two-hander draws the audience right into the action in a surreal yet moving look at mortalityWe all know we will die. But we bury our heads in the sand. Lois Weaver and …

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Tom Murphy obituary by Richard Pine

Irish playwright who raged against ‘Christian fascism’ and explored the themes of emigration and identity in his workWhen Tom Murphy’s first major play, A Whistle in the Dark (1961), w…

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11 Summer Theater Festivals in New York City 2018 by New York Theater

Summer begins next week in the city, theatrically speaking. That’s when the first of the summer theater festivals start presenting shows that are cheaper (often free), more cutting-edg…

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Idina Menzel and the Cast of Skintight Meet the Press by Hannah Vine

The new play from Significant Other playwright Joshua Harmon begins Off-Broadway previews May 31.

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Wicked Alums Ana Gasteyer & Megan Hilty to Join Lea Salonga in Annie at the Hollywood Bowl by Andy Lefkowitz

A trio of stage greats are set to deliver the Tony-winning musical Annie in a three-performance Los Angeles run this summer. Ana Gasteyer and Tony nominee Megan Hilty, veterans of Broadway&#…

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Watch Jimmy Buffett & Escape to Margaritaville Star Paul Alexander Nolan's Epic Duet on Watch What Happens Live by

Parrot Heads and Broadway fans alike have been pouring into the Marquis Theatre since the new Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville arrived on Broadway. The tuner's leading man,…

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Watch Taylor Trensch & Alex Boniello Sing a Moving 'Disappear' from Dear Evan Hansen by

The Tony-winning hit musical Dear Evan Hansen welcomed a new featured player on May 15 when Spring Awakening alum Alex Boniello joined the cast as Connor Murphy. Boniello recently took to th…

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Karen Hartman's Good Faith, About Landmark New Haven Case, Joins Yale Rep 2018–2019 Season by Olivia Clement

Tony winner Kenny Leon will direct the world premiere next February.

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Steppenwolf announces lineup for summer 2018's "Lookout" series, including Big Dipper and Walkabout Theatre by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Steppenwolf announced the complete lineup for its summer 2018 Lookout series, featuring more than 20 different artists from an array of performance-based media including standu…

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‘There are some good laugh lines’: H. R. HAITCH – Union Theatre ★★ by Johnny Fox

Two groups are better impersonated on television than by theatre: the Royal Family, and East Enders. In H.R. Haitch they collide awkwardly in a royal wedding spoof musical with all the elega…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Signature Theatre To Offer Free Student Matinee Program by BroadwayWorld

The Free Student Matinee Program of Signature Theatre Paige Evans, Artistic Director Harold Wolpert, Executive Director James Houghton, Founder, sponsored byDelta Air Lines, will offer free …

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Pittsburgh Community Theatre Cancels BIG FISH Following Director's Inclusion Of Gay Ensemble Characters by BroadwayWorld

The Palisade Playhouse has canceled their upcoming production of BIG FISH after the director and several performers quit following a dispute with the producing team over the inclusion of gay…

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FROZEN Heads to GMA for a Special Event by BroadwayWorld

Frozen has just announced a special appearance on Good Morning America and they need an audience Get your tickets now for the event on May 22 at 1030am.

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Deadpool 2 — quippy and violent

A superhero sequel that adds wit to the mix

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Jazz CD Review: Jeff Denson’s “Outside My Window” — by Steve Provizer

A listener's response to this album would largely depend on whether or not the sound of Jeff Denson’s voice and the instrumentation strike a chord.

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Shakespeare’s Globe announces festival of events for Refugee Week by Carly-Ann Clements

From 17 - 24 June, Shakespeare's Globe will be marking Refugee week with a programme of one-off performances, discussions and storytelling sessions. The post Shakespeare’s Globe annou…

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FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: Back to the 1970s with Ross Boatman & The Gift of the Gab cast by Featured Content

It's nearly time! Simon David Eden's new black comedy The Gift of the Gab officially gets its world premiere tomorrow (17 May 2018) at London's White Bear Theatre, where its limited season c…

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Jen Kirkman Announces Special Show At Leicester Square Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Following four sell-out London runs, US comedian, author, and podcaster Jen Kirkman is returning to UK soil for one night with her latest stand-up show 'I Don't Give A Fck Tour' at the Leice…

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City Center’s 75th Anniversary: ‘A Chorus Line,’ Balanchine and Broadway by Joshua Barone

The performing arts center plans to assemble some of the world’s top ballet companies and performers for its ambitious 2018-19 season.

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'It's an eight-way tug of war!' Why has Shakespeare's Globe put everyone in charge? by Bridget Minamore

Michelle Terry is kicking off her debut season by playing Hamlet in a daring double bill that gives everyone a say about everything. Can this heresy work? We find out at rehearsalsTwo weeks …

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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) review at Barbican Pit, London – ‘thought-provoking’ by Francesca Peschier

In 2014, the ground-breaking lesbian feminist performance group Split Britches was touring Governor’s Island. They were told not to do any digging.

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West End Theatre Offers May 2018 – Book Now! by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Book tickets for these great West End Theatre shows and save. Save up to 63% on these great offers and enjoy a great night out! Book Now! Do you enjoy West End Theatre? Here …

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Aladdin’s Arielle Jacobs and Javier Colon Sing ’A Whole New World’ by Adam Hetrick

The duet is featured on Jacobs’ new album, A Leap in the Dark.

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Desperate Measures, Harry Clarke & More Shows Win Off-Broadway Alliance Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The Off-Broadway Alliance, an organization of off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals, has announced winners of the 8th Annual Off-B…

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Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance Set for West End Transfer with Vanessa Redgrave by Andy Lefkowitz

Matthew Lopez's new two-part play The Inheritance, which concludes its world premiere run at London's Young Vic on May 19, will arrive in the West End this fall. Tony, Olivier, …

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Diane Paulus to Direct Audience-Interactive Play About Gloria Steinem by Andy Lefkowitz

Gloria: A Life, a new play about journalist and activist Gloria Steinem—who became known as a leader and spokesperson for the feminist movement in the 1960s and '70s—will mak…

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New York City Center Will Present A Chorus Line Gala, Sets 2018–2019 Encores! Season by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Victoria Clark will star in an Encores! presentation of Lady in the Dark next year.

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Red, Wyndham’s Theatre, London — brilliantly performed

Alfred Molina is outstanding as Mark Rothko in this magnificently staged drama about the artist

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Jeune Femme — funny and funky-subtle

Laetitia Dosch is terrific as a woman seeking meaning and happiness

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‘A side salad of a play’: MONOGAMY – Touring ★★ by Anne Cox

Playwright Torben Betts has turned to the kitchen for inspiration with his latest play, Monogamy, delving into the pantry of celebrity chef Caroline Mortimer and discovering that there’s n…

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Steve Almond To Give Writing Workshop, Eric D. Lehman To Discuss 'Connecticut Vanguards' by Carole Goldberg

Steve Almond, the best-selling author known for his clever wit, thorough reporting and strong political opinions, will give a writing workshop and a free talk on Thursday, May 24, at The Mar…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Watch Taylor Trensch and Alex Boniello’s Touching Rendition of Dear Evan Hansen’s ‘Disappear’ by Andrew Gans

The two actors, now starring in the Tony-winning Broadway musical, record the Benj Pasek-Justin Paul tune.

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Victor/Victoria Is Two Times The Fun With Emphasis On Antics by Bill Hirschman

There's more than a bit of Noel Coward running through Broward Stage Door Theatre's Victor/Victoria. It's what makes this production tick, a true understanding, and might we say, appreciatio…

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Filmworker — a portrait of Stanley Kubrick

A fascinating documentary with the director’s former assistant as its guide

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A Cambodian Spring — it packs a punch

A powerful documentary about a Phnom Penh protest uprising

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HARRY CLARKE, DESPERATE MEASURES, KPOP & More Win 2018 Off Broadway Alliance Awards! by BroadwayWorld

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the winners for the 8th annual Off …

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VIDEO: Alex Boniello and Taylor Trensch Sing 'Disappear' From DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Stage Tube

Alex Boniello has officially joined the cast of Dear Evan Hansen as Connor Murphy In honor of his first performance last night, a video was released of himself and current Evan Hansen, Taylo…

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A BRONX TALE To Perform at Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes Day by BroadwayWorld

The hit Broadway musical A Bronx Tale will perform trackside at Belmont Stakes Day on Saturday, June 9 as part of the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.

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‘No woman should be forced to give birth’: Our interview with Keith Hindell on his new play Dead or Alive? by Featured Content

The cast are working hard in final preparations for Keith Hindell's new play on abortion reform, Dead or Alive? A Drama in the Womb, which is now in previews ahead of Friday's world premiere…

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On Chesil Beach — heartbreak in Hardy country

An adaptation of Ian McEwan’s story that looks handsome but doesn’t quite add up

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Off-Broadway's A Letter to Harvey Milk to Release Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The May 22 digital release also marks the late Milk's birthday.

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Enter to Win Tickets to Dear Evan Hansen and a Trip to Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino by Gabriel Agosto

Your chance to not only win tickets to see one of Broadway's most popular shows, but also win a chance to stay at the one of the best resorts on the East Coast.

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Watch Jimmy Buffett and Paul Alexander Nolan Duet on ‘Margaritaville’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The music tycoon and star of his Broadway musical sing on Watch What Happens Live.

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Adrian Lester to direct The Greatest Wealth – a celebration of the NHS by Carly-Ann Clements

To celebrate 70 years of the NHS, Olivier-winner Adrian Lester will direct The Greatest Wealth - a collection of monologues curated by Lolita Chakrabarti. The post Adrian Lester to direct Th…

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'Anastasia' will journey to the Oriental Theatre during Broadway in Chicago's 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Broadway in Chicago announced that ‘Anastasia,’ the musical inspired by the 1997 animated film, will have a two-week engagement during the BIC’s 2018-19 season. The produ…

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Review: ‘Me and My Girl’ Underwhelms at Encores! by Christopher Caggiano

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, May 16, 2018 In the 1980s, the landscape for Broadway musicals was bleak. As the decade wore on, American musicals were fewer and fewer in numbe…

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Hit new play The Inheritance to transfer to London's West End

The Inheritance, an original new play written by American playwright Matthew Lopez, is set to premiere in the West End at the Nöel Coward Theatre this autumn following a sold-out run a…

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'A Bronx Tale' to make Chicago debut during Broadway in Chicago's 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Tuesday, Broadway in Chicago announced that ‘A Bronx Tale’ will make its Chicago debut at the Oriental Theatre next spring during BIC’s 2018-19 season. It will play for a limited en…

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Rock Review: The Damned Deliver Damned Good “Evil Spirits” by Matt Hanson

Even after decades, The Damned is still grandly flying its freak flag.

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BWW Interview: Jonathan Cake Talks THE GRONHOLM METHOD at Menier Chocolate Factory by Alistair Wilkinson

Set in the offices of a New York City Fortune 500 company, four unsuspecting candidates embark on the most testing job interview of their lives. This taunt play - which premiered in Barcelon…

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Them's the Rules!

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a show in the West End. The overture began, the curtain started to rise and my nose began to twitch. Distracted from what was happening on stage, my eyes foll…

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KPOP, Desperate Measures, Harry Clarke Are Winners of 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards by Andrew Gans

Jo Bonney, André De Shields, David Rabe, and Mary Testa will receive Legend of Off Broadway Awards.

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Kwame Kwei-Armah: ‘Brexit and #MeToo have awoken a new generation of playwrights’ by Giverny Masso

Kwame Kwei-Armah has claimed that Britain’s political theatre climate is in “great shape” because Brexit and the Me Too movement have “awoken

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How the Choreography of Jerome Robbins Shaped Ballet and Broadway by Deborah Jowitt

The Robbins 100 tribute at the New York City Ballet continues through May 20.

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Royal and Derngate’s Martin Sutherland appointed to lead Coventry UK City of Culture by Georgia Snow

Martin Sutherland will lead the team that delivers Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture in 2021. The appointment means Sutherland will

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Manhattan Theatre Club Announces New York Premieres by Donald Margulies & Eleanor Burgess by Andy Lefkowitz

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the final two entries in the company's 2018-2019 season: Eleanor Burgess' The Niceties and Pulitzer winner Donald Margulies' Long L…

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GUEST BLOG by Eric C. Webb

I’ve been thinking about collaboration a lot recently. As a dramaturg who works with writers and composers of all stripes, and as a writer myself, collaboration is 99% of what I do every d…

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‘An unalloyed pleasure’: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Watermill Theatre, Newbury by Ian Foster

A brilliantly inventive, inclusive and entertaining take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a great success at the Watermill Theatre. Newbury.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Royal Court and BBC announce collaboration on female-led monologue series by Georgia Snow

Romola Garai, Shirley Henderson and Siobhan Finneran are among actors taking part in a BBC project marking 100 years of suffrage, in

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Clare Barron’s Dance Nation Extends Run at Playwrights Horizons by Andrew Gans

The play takes an unabashed look at preteen girlhood.

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Mary Foster Conklin: “Life is a Bitch—The Lyrics of Fran Landesman,” Dedicated to Bob Dorough (1923-2018) by Melody Breyer Grell

What do you get when you match the lyrics of a member of the “Hippest Generation” (Fran Landesman) with the music by a man coming from the “Greatest Generation” (Bob Dorough)? Magic,…

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Carolee Carmello, John Easterlin and More, Set For Scott Siegel’s “Broadway By The Year” on Monday, May 21st

Another all-star cast has been assembled for the third concert in the 18th Season of the series, Broadway by the Year, playing at The Town Hall on Monday, May 21st at 8 PM. Headling are 3-t…

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Broadway Stars Come Together in NYC for NF Hope Concert on Sunday, May 20th

A collection of Broadway talent will come together Sunday, May 20th, 2018 for New York City’s second annual NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. Benefit organizer Jeff Leibow, formerly …

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Solo: A Star Wars Story — high on adrenaline, low on humour

Alden Ehrenreich plays the young Han Solo in this adventure prequel

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Charley Miles named 2018 Paines Plough playwright fellow by Matthew Hemley

Charley Miles has been named this year’s playwright fellow at Paines Plough. Miles’s debut play, Blackthorn, was produced in 2016 at the

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Alanis Morissette Made the Most Woke Musical. Isn’t It Ironic? by Joshua Barone

The stage version of “Jagged Little Pill” sets a story steeped in hot-button issues like opiate addition and gender identity to the singer’s raw 1995 album.

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Martha Lane Fox joins Donmar Warehouse board by Matthew Hemley founder Martha Lane Fox is joining the board of the Donmar Warehouse. She is one of four new appointments to the

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Photo Coverage: Stewart F. Lane Inducted into the Manhattan Jewish Hall of Fame by Walter McBride

On Monday, May 14th, six time Tony Award winning producer, Stewart F. Lane was inducted in to the Manhattan Jewish Hall of Fame. The Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiative MJHI honors the im…

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A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Will Release Cast Album On May 22 by BroadwayWorld

The Off-Broadway musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, will release its digital cast album on May 22 in honor of Harvey Milk's birthday, it will be available on,,…

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MTC Presents LONG LOST And THE NICETIES For Remainder of 2018-2019 Season by BroadwayWorld

The final two plays have been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2018-2019 season off-Broadway at New York City Center 131 W. 55th Street.

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Funk & Falsettos—Brad Simmons & Lennie Watts: Blue Eyed Soul at Don’t Tell Mama by Michael Barbieri

Play that funky music, white boys! Well, at Don’t Tell Mama, Brad Simmons and Lennie Watts did just that in their wonderful show, Blue Eyed Soul. Performing popular hits from the 60s, 70…

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Under the Silver Lake — a vexing muddle

Andrew Garfield stars in a handsome-looking but frustrating mystery

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Watch Christopher Sieber and More in Atlanta Concert Staging of Candide by Andrew Gans

The Leonard Bernstein operetta is a joint production between the Alliance Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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Why Artists Should Pay Attention to US Visas, Policy, and Cultural Exchange by (jdstokely)

By Matthew Covey. Matthew Covey, founding director of Tamizdat, discusses why American theatre artists should be more knowledgable about US visas and policies, and describes how Tamizdat is …

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Eleanor Burgess’ The Niceties and Donald Margulies’ Long Lost to Play Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The two titles complete Manhattan Theatre Club's 2018–2019 season lineup.

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Step Inside the Great White Way’s Broadway Theatre by Hannah Vine

Check out the latest Inside the Theatre, the photo feature series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses.

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PHOTOS: Sperm as you’ve never seen them before… in rehearsal for Dead or Alive? by Featured Content

The cast are working hard in final preparations for Keith Hindell's new play on abortion reform, Dead or Alive? A Drama in the Womb, which is now in previews ahead of Friday's world premiere…

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Rose Bruford College Of Theatre And Performance Launch 3.5 Million Pound Centre For Digital Creation And Production by BroadwayWorld

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is to develop a new 3.5 million Centre for Digital Creation and Production with investment and support from industry partners, including leadi…

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‘Vocal brilliance after vocal brilliance’: West End Live Lounge – The Other Palace ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The email telling me about an upcoming West End Live Lounge concert is one I look forward to with excitement and anticipation as the night always proves to be a joyous, talent-filled one.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes of the Epic Design of Broadway’s My Fair Lady by Ruthie Fierberg

An inside look at designing the ornate set, costumes, lighting, and sound of the ten-time Tony-nominated revival.

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Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance to Play London's West End by Ryan McPhee

Vanessa Redgrave, John Benjamin Hickey, and more will reprise their performances from the Young Vic world premiere.

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Inside the 2018 Manhattan Theatre Club Spring Gala Hosted by Saint Joan Tony Nominee Condola Rashad by Hannah Vine

The evening featured performances from the casts of Frozen, Mean Girls, The Band’s Visit, and more.

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Susan Grace

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New Play About Gloria Steinem to Make World Premiere in New York by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth has announced the world premiere of GLORIA A LIFE, a new play about Gloria Steinem as a symbol of past, present and future change. The play is based on…

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Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Will Join Lea Salonga in Hollywood Bowl’s Annie by Andrew Gans

Tony nominee Michael Arden will direct the summer performances of the Tony-winning musical.

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Jamie deRoy On The Red Carpet at New Dramatists Luncheon Honoring Denzel Washington by #cota

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation’s premier playwright development laboratory honored Tony and Academy-winner Denzel Washington at its 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute…

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New Play About Gloria Steinem to Premiere Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Diane Paulus will direct Gloria: A Life, opening at the Daryl Roth Theatre in October.

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New Play About Gloria Steinem to Open Off Broadway in October by Michael Paulson

The first act will depict Ms. Steinem’s life and career; the second will be a “talking circle” for the audience.

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Cirque du Soleil ‘s Volta  by Barry Gordin

Cirque du Soleil ‘s Volta Pitches Tent in Long Island May 17 - July 1 By: Ellis Nassour The new big top show from international entertainment behemoth Cirque du Soleil, Volta, with …

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BWW Review: OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, Sheffield Crucible by Ruth Deller

Ramps on the Moon and Nottingham Playhouse present a powerful, creative and timely take on Timberlake Wertenbaker's play.

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Effigies of Wickedness review – Nazis' 'degenerate' songs pack a powerful punch by Erica Jeal

Gate theatre, LondonThe subversive, hard-hitting - and funny - music by composers banned by the Nazis is the real star of this charming cabaret showWhat on Earth to expect from Effigies of W…

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The String Quartet's Guide to Sex and Anxiety review – strange and beautiful by Michael Billington

Birmingham RepCalixto Bieito’s intense theatrical collage brings together four first-rate actors and the miraculous Heath QuartetCalixto Bieito, as anyone who has seen his productions of C…

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Diary: En Pointey Blinders? by Tabard

Tabard likes a good ballet. But up until now the only ones that he’s seen are your Nutcrackers and your Sleeping Beauties.

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In pictures (May 17): Park, York Theatre Royal, Korean Dance festival, National Youth Theatre, Lenny Henry at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire by The Stage

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures.This week’s highlights include the press nights of Building The Wall

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Diary: No dame comment from Maggie Smith by Tabard

There is nothing like a dame. Or so they say. And last week two of them were in attendance at the Acting

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Album Review: Frozen – Original Broadway Cast Recording ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Capturing the spirit of the story and the characters, the Broadway Cast Recording of Frozen features a wealth of talent vocally to make it a joy to listen to.

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Children's Festival takes over Cultural District this weekend by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 32nd annual Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Festival invades Downtown this weekend, with family-friendly performances, activities and art and …

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Opera Theatre's O'Leary to receive honorary degree by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Eden Theological Seminary will honor him and two others

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Buckland Theatre Company's Two For The Seesaw to make West End debut at Trafalgar Studios

Buckland, a theatre company that was formed by Charlie Dorfman in 2015 with the purpose of staging high-end productions in more intimate spaces, will be staging its first West End production…

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BWW's On This Day - May 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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VIDEO: Carol Kane and Jimmy Buffett Chat Performance Nerves, Celebrity Friends, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE by TV News Desk

Singer Jimmy Buffett and Actress Carol Kane sit down with Andy Cohen to chat performance nerves, Escape to Margaritaville, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and famous friends on Watch What Happens…

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VIDEO: Watch Jimmy Buffett and Paul Alexander Nolan Sing 'MARGARITAVILLE' on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE by TV News Desk

Singer Jimmy Buffett performs his hit song Margaritaville with Paul Alexander Nolan, who stars in the Broadway show Escape to Margaritavilleon Watch What Happens Live

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These characters rule! Theatre’s top 10 royals by Carly-Ann Clements

To celebrate the royal wedding, we’re rounding up our favourite royals in the theatre. The post These characters rule! Theatre’s top 10 royals appeared first on Official London Theat…

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R.I.P. Tom Wolfe by Trav S.D.

3 years ago, I blew my one and only chance to meet Tom Wolfe, who just passed away. Our mutual friend Stefania de Kennesey wrote the opera version of Bonfire of the Vanities. We attended the…

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Theatre Company Cardboard Citizens Announces New Movement to Help End Homelessness by BroadwayWorld

Award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced Citizens Do, a grass-roots movement which aims to engage and empower everyday citizens to help tackle homelessness. The c…

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Turning Off the Morning News: New Durang Satirical Sketch Sketchy by David Finkle

★ Emily Mann directs favorite Durang actor Kristine Nielsen, others to skimpy payoff The post Turning Off the Morning News: New Durang Satirical Sketch Sketchy appeared first on New York S…

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Jane Eyre, Sadler's Wells, London, review: Catches the fierceness of one of literature's angriest heroines by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Nevermind Rochester and romance: Northern Ballet's staging sees Jane step into the spotlight as her own woman

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INTERVIEW: Falling Pennies Theatre Company’s Ryan Penny by Debbie Gilpin

This time round Ryan Penny’s bringing back the evening of new writing, On The Night, in a slightly different format, split over two Mondays this month, and heading straight down to Plymout…

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Beyond the grave: it’s life – and death – as new US musical @KeyWestMusical heads for London’s @CharingCrossThr

This romantic musical comedy, inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s, has its world premiere from 4 July to 22 September 2018 – and it has qu…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

'Fearless' Irish playwright Tom Murphy dies aged 83 by Chris Wiegand

Playwright Martin McDonagh and Ireland’s president Michael D Higgins pay tribute to revered dramatist whose works include A Whistle in the DarkTributes have been paid to the influential pl…

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Aziz Ansari returns to standup in New York: 'He talked about his outrage fatigue' by Sam Wolfson

The comedian played five surprise shows but audiences say he avoided discussing recent sexual misconduct allegations against himAziz Ansari has been performing his first standup shows since …

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Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers by Erica Eisen

Soprano Julie Fuchs was asked to leave an opera cast because her pregnancy would ‘compromise its artistic integrity’. Why are companies not looking at different kind of compromises? Four…

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Royal Central School pledges series of actions to address ‘structural racism’ by Giverny Masso

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has promised a series of actions to address “unconscious and structural racism”, including an independent

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How did Berlin’s Volksbuhne end up in a state of crisis? by Annegret Marten

Brought in to shake up one of the German capital’s iconic theatres, Chris Dercon aimed to expand its remit and embrace a

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James Graham to pen Brexit drama for Channel 4 starring Benedict Cumberbatch by Giverny Masso

James Graham has been commissioned by Channel 4 to pen a Brexit drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Brexit – which is a working

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Motown The Musical To Hold Open Auditions For Upcoming UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The producers of Motown the musical are to hold open auditions in June for their upcoming UK and Ireland tour. This post Motown The Musical To Hold Open Auditions For Upcomin…

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Careers Clinic: What is good ‘follow-up’ etiquette for a theatre project? by John Byrne

In a recent Careers Clinic you responded to an actor who had what they thought was a positive agent meeting but then

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Leadership restructure at Clean Break will ‘expand groundbreaking work’ by Georgia Snow

Women’s theatre company Clean Break is restructuring its leadership in a bid to align its artistic and education programmes more closely. The

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‘Isn’t too daring or challenging’: NIGHTFALL – Bridge Theatre by Laura Kressly

Though there are certainly something things to like about this production of Nightfall – Rae Smith’s set and some glimmering gems of dialogue – it is largely a limping story with littl…

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MELT 2018: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture by Arts Review

An awe-inspiring festival of all things queer, MELT sashays back to Brisbane Powerhouse promising an unforgettable line-up of more than 20 productions and events across 11 nights of revelry,…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

THE INHERITANCE By Matthew Lopez Will Transfer to the West End by BroadwayWorld

Producers, Sonia Friedman and Nattering Way announce the West End transfer of the Young Vic production of The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez. Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Dal…

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Tickets For The UK Premiere Of SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY Go On Sale Today by BroadwayWorld

As the UK premiere of Spamilton An American Parody goes on sale to the public, the Menier Chocolate Factory announce a brand new pricing policy across the season - tickets will be available …

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Casting Announced for Seamus Finnegan's I AM OF IRELAND at the Old Red Lion by BroadwayWorld

Richard Fish Sherlock Holmes, The Invisible Thing, Tabard Theatre Peter Hamilton's Playground, Old Red Lion, Euan Macnaughton The Crown, Netflix The Replacement, BBC 1, Sean Stewart Lone Sta…

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Additional Eight Performances Announced For St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE by BroadwayWorld

Due to huge demand for tickets, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre are thrilled to announce an additional eight performances of their full-length classic production of Swan Lake at London Coliseum…

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Lace Akpojaro To Join Cast Of Judy Upton's CONFIDENCE by BroadwayWorld

Boundless Theatre today announces Lace Akpojaro to join the company for a major revival of Judy Upton's Confidence. Akpojaro takes on the role of Edwin, replacing Vauxhall Jermaine who has l…

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Cast Announced for THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGI'S WIVES by BroadwayWorld

Joining the Arcola's exciting and empowering production of Lola Shoneyin's The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, Patrice Naiambana Barbershop Chronicles, National Theatre The Caretaker, Bri…

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Central School Issues Statement In Response To Protests by Marianka Swain

Students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama recently organised a walkout 'for equity, diversity and inclusion', protesting the institution's inequalities and comments made by …

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Donmar Warehouse Appoints Four New Board Trustees by BroadwayWorld

The Board of the Donmar Warehouse Projects has appointed four new trustees who will join from 11 June. They are Simon Dingemans Martha Lane Fox Monisha Shah and Jonathan Smith.

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Photo Flash: A First Look At A TRIP ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by BroadwayWorld

A Trip Across The Universe- Music amp Lyrics by The Beatles is a concert performance celebrating some of the most loved songs in the world.

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Marlowe’s Fate by Sandi Durell

  A nifty, literate literary mystery       By Joel Benjamin   Peter B. Hodges’ Marlowe’s Fate is a nifty, literate mystery.  For centuries scholars and theater special…

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NEWS: New US musical It Happened in Key West has world premiere at Charing Cross Theatre in July by Press Releases

It Happened in Key West, a new romantic comedy musical by award-winning Broadway composer Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities), novelist Jason Huza and Jeremiah James, a member of interna…

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‘The dreaded word lycra has been mentioned‘: Our interview with Ghost About the House‘s Sioned Jones by Featured Content

In Ghost About the House, premiering at the King's Head Theatre in June, Sioned Jones plays two characters connected to the same Islington house, but separated by 70 years and a love for lyc…

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Natalie Douglas Tributes – Ella Fitzgerald by Sandi Durell

  By Brian Scott Lipton   Have you ever wondered (and I had) what would happen if the First Lady of Birdland paid homage to the First Lady of Song? That question was answered with …

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Young Vic’s The Inheritance makes West End transfer by Robin Johnson

There'll be another chance to catch Matthew Lopez's major two-part new play, The Inheritance, in London, with a West End transfer announced. The post Young Vic’s The Inheritance makes …

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Brief 5/16: HAMILTON Performs for George HW Bush, Go Inside the Vineyard Theatre Gala, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories the touring cast of Hamilton performed for George HW Bush, we took you inside the Vineyard Theatre gala, and more

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Lesley Manville Has Waited Long Enough by Amanda Hess

England’s hardest-working actress finally gets her star moment in America, playing Mary Tyrone in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

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Young Vic’s The Inheritance transfers to the West End by Giverny Masso

Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance will transfer to the West End following its run at the Young Vic. The two-part play, which explores

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‘Begs not to be taken too seriously’: H.R. HAITCH – Union Theatre by Ian Foster

As Kensington Palace gears up for one royal wedding, Iris Theatre is jumping down the aisle first with its musical take on stately nuptials, H.R. Haitch, now playing at the Union Theatre.

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#HamiltonHumpDay: What’d I Miss? 5 @HamiltonWestEnd One-Liners With A Secret Meaning

Hamilton’s a scrappy young immigrant, who defies all expectations to become one of America’s most important political figures. However, we probably didn’t take in every single historic…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Jim Parsons Returns to “The Boys in the Band,” Critics Falling in Aisles at “Harry Potter,” and NPH, Parker, Porter Set for “Laramie Project: Anniversary R…

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On Not Quitting Your Day Job by Naomi Joseph

In response to Hannah Khalil's blog post, Naomi Joseph explores how theatremakers manage multiple careers. The post On Not Quitting Your Day Job appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Red, Wyndham's Theatre, London, review: Alfred Molina plays Mark Rothko in a phenomenal production of a flawed play by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Michael Grandage revisits John Logan's play about the creation of the Abstract Expressionist's monumental Seagram murals

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De Stroyed by Arts Review

A thought provoking new Australian work featuring award-winning actor Jillian Murray, fortyfivedownstairs celebrates groundbreaking French feminist Simone de Beauvoir singular brilliance i…

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NEWS: Buckland Theatre makes its West End debut with William Gibson’s Two For The Seesaw by Press Releases

Two For The Seesaw will mark Buckland Theatre Company’s first West End production, following previous sold-out shows at the Park Theatre. Directed by Gary Condes, William Gibson’s play w…

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NEWS: Young Vic’s The Inheritance transfers to Noel Coward Theatre in September by Press Releases

Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, the Young Vic production of The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez will transfer to the West End, playing a limited season at the Nöel Cowar…

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The 2018 Tony Nominated Plays and Musicals by Elysa Gardner

From new stories incorporating familiar characters to fresh takes on historical and current events, this year’s Tony Award-nominated plays and musicals spoke to contemporary audiences in w…

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‘This engaging debate & conversation is pure joy’: RED – West End by Maryam Philpott

Michael Grandage’s revival of Red may only be 90 minutes, but there is no sense of rush here, and instead the play – much like Mark Rothko’s creations – is given room to breath, to s…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Show of dissent: ‘Peckham Rock’ returns to heart of establishment

Banksy stunt becomes part of British Museum display on subversion

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‘Simon Stephens is a phenomenal writer’: Our interview with One Minute’s Jack Bence by Featured Content

How are five strangers linked in One Minute when a child disappears? Watch this brilliant trailer for the Barn Theatre's brand-new production of Simon Stephens' haunting play about modern tr…

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Picture this: @emily_langham @laurenamychin & @sophielinderlee as silent film stars Lillian & Dorothy Gish & Mary Pickford in @BiographMus

They could be the Golden Girls of the1920s. Check out these fantastic publicity photos of Emily Langham, Lauren Chinery and Sophie Linder-Lee as sisters Lillian and Dorothy Gish and their ch…

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Life and Fate / Uncle Vanya, Maly Drama Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket review - the greatest ensemble? by David Nice

Stunning detail from Lev Dodin's company in desperate tragedy and human comedyTowards the end of the Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg's Life and Fate, a long scene in director Lev Do…

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Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories by Arts Review

Providing a vivid insight into daily existence in the Moreton Bay penal colony from 1824 – 1839, the Museum of Brisbane presents Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories, on display f…

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Obituary: Reg Gadney – ‘natural and adaptable screenwriter’ who won a BAFTA for TV series Kennedy by Michael Quinn

With a career in the military, the diplomatic service, as deputy controller of the National Film Theatre and as a novelist behind

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Artificial intelligence: it may be our future but can it write a play? by Jane Howard

AI is the spectre haunting the workforce but theatre is exploring its creative possibilitiesSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The first half of Lifestyle of t…

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Trojan Women: the Greek tragedy that became a queer Korean opera by Corrie Tan

A bold new show retells the Euripides classic through traditional pansori, K-pop and the story of ‘comfort women’ in the second world warIn 1991, Ong Keng Sen directed Euripides’ Troja…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

"Call Me by Your Name" at Xenon Cinema, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

"Call Me by Your Name," is a 2017 coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory. Ivory also won an Oscar this year for the best adapted script. The story fo…

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Principal Casting Announced for New Cameron Mackintosh Production of MISS SAIGON by Bww News Desk

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON, coming to The Bristol Hippodrome from …

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Beatles Music Plays Eltham in New Concert Production A TRIP ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by BroadwayWorld

Celebrated music by the Beatles play Eltham this May in a new concert production A Trip Across The Universe- Music and Lyrics by The Beatles

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Sprawling two-part play The Inheritance to transfer to West End by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Matthew Lopez’s hit about group of middle-class gay men in New York will open at the Noel Coward Theatre in SeptemberA sprawling, sold-out seven-hour play about the lives of a group of mid…

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She Loves Me set to charm the Hayes this August by Arts Review

Hayes Theatre Co has announced the delightful romantic comedy, She Loves Me, has been chosen as the inaugural Artist Led Production Initiative, will charm audiences at Hayes Theatre Co from …

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'That Good Night' at Everyday Cinema, Leeds by Blouin Artinfo

This film would have been relegated to a televisual and not have made it to the marquee, had it not had late Sir John Hurt essay his final leading part. Sir Hurt had also subsequently taken …

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Mark Shenton: Exciting new musicals are starting to blossom in regional theatres by Mark Shenton

At the beginning of March, Theatre Royal Stratford East held a two-day showcase called Beam 2018, featuring more than 50 new musicals

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

'Book Club' at Cobble Hill Cinemas, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Why should men have all the fun! The film “Book Club” traces lives of four women who are lifelong friends. They regularly visit a book club that facilitates their frequent meetups. Their…

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Melbourne Festival to begin search for new Artistic Director by Arts Review

The Board of Melbourne Festival has announced that the search for a new Artistic Director will begin this year to replace Jonathan Holloway, who will be leaving on completion of his fourth f…

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Prasanna Puwanarajah: 'I thought Planet Acting didn't need someone like me' by Emine Saner

He used to get cast as either a doctor or a terrorist. Now Prasanna Puwanarajah is on stage at the National, starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose – and even writing hi…

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'Redoubtable' at Electric Portobello, London by Blouin Artinfo

Le Redoutable in French, also known as Godard Mon Amour in US, is a 2017 French biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius. The film is based on the real life…

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Top 5 Moments With Riverdale's Cole Sprouse by Young Hollywood

Top 5 Moments With Riverdale's Cole SprouseOn this edition of "Riverdale" Rapid Fire Recap, we're breaking down our top 5 favorite moments with Jughead himself, Cole Sprouse! See memorable m…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 4: Bartlett Sher Takes Home A Tony for SOUTH PACIFIC! by Alexa Criscitiello

On Day 4 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate a Best Direction of a Musical nominee, My Fair Lady director, Bartlett Sher

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Bid Now to Win A VIP Trip to SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY by BroadwayWorld

Enjoy a pair of tickets in third row, orchestra center to experience thisonce-in-a-lifetime show,Springsteen on Broadway.

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The Remains

Thru Sun, June 17 @ Studio Theatre, presented by Studio Theatre

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Dave White's “No Place Like Home Tour” at Garrick Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Dave White's ‘No Place Like Home Tour’ comes to Garrick Theatre, LondonThere’s no place like home for musician Dave White, and Bonavista is home for him. It is where his heart is, wher…

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Star Employees Don’t Automatically Become Star Managers by Joe Patti

Last month in Harvard Business Review, Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman wrote about how the most productive employees don’t make the best managers. Of the seven qualities they had listed…

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Breaking Down Act 2 of Be More Chill's Original Cast Recording by Joe Iconis

Composer Joe Iconis brings listeners deep into his process as he explains the influences and circumstances around the last half of his score.

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Mean Girls Star Kate Rockwell’s 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

The Drama Desk nominee recalls performances by Glenn Close, Rob McClure, LaChanze, and more.

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A Summer Full Of Free Things To Do On The Riverfront by Susan Dunne

Riverfront Recapture is gearing up for a busy summer, with its usual variety of free activities on both banks of the Connecticut River and an added bonus of a few new events starting in June…

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'A Night With Janis Joplin' At Ivoryton Playhouse by Christopher Arnott

Janis Joplin’s life was short but packed with incident. She fronted a few different bands, had two hit albums and appeared at Woodstock, Monterey and other major rock festivals, all in the…

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A Summer Of Music And Art On The Streets Of Downtown Hartford by Susan Dunne

Music, poetry and art-making come to downtown Hartford starting May 29 with the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s four-week Art on the Streets festivities, plus two summerlong lunchtime conc…

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Melodrama 'Flyin' West' Opens Westport Playhouse Season by Christopher Arnott

Westport Country Playhouse’s 2018 season opens with the popular melodrama “Flyin’ West” by famed feminist novelist, playwright and essayist Pearl Cleage. The play — May 29 through …

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IMPRESSIONS: Dancing While Black Celebrates Five Years at BAAD! by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS Dancing While Black Celebrates Five Years at BAAD!  "Paloma McGregor’s Dancing While Black project just turned five-years-old, but don’t be fooled by the single digit; th…

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They Can't Get Through the Night Alone - In 'Operation Crucible,' four men try to survive the Sheffield Blitz

In Operation Crucible, four men try to survive the Sheffield Blitz---When Kieran Knowles and his LAMDA drama school buddies couldn't get work, he decided to write a play for them to star in.…

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