Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Shoeb Ahmad by Arts Review

Who is Shoeb Ahmad? An artist working across music and time-based mixed-media works who also happens to be a proud trans-femme Muslim woman of Bangladeshi descent. What would you do differen…

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Kanye West Called Out (on Twitter) for Cellphone Use During ‘The Cher Show’ by Michael Paulson

In the middle of the opening-night performance on Monday, the actor who plays Sonny Bono criticized Mr. West for looking at his cellphone. The rapper apologized.

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‘The Cher Show’ on Broadway: Too many sequins but not enough sparkle by Peter Marks

It’s another celebrity-inspired musical, sputtering off the jukebox assembly line.

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Why it is (almost) impossible to teach creativity by Arts Review

Industry and educators are agreed: the world needs creativity. There is interest in the field, lots of urging but remarkably little action. Everyone is a bit scared of what to do next. On th…

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Music’s brightest minds set to converge on Perth this December by Arts Review

Aboriginal song traditions, opera for children, extreme metal and the work of historic composer Joseph Haydn are just some of the themes that will be explored at an upcoming music conference…

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Review: In ‘The Cher Show,’ I Got You, Babe. And You. And You. by Jesse Green

The three faces of Cherilyn Sarkisian Bono Allman are the subject of a new Broadway jukebox musical that’s big on sequins, low on insight.

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Early in The Cher Show,  Sonny Bono reprimands Cher when she complains about the rigors of stardom.  “You bought the ticket; take the ride.” The target audience at the Neil Sim…

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Today on Broadway: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: The Reviews are Wildly Mixed for “The Cher Show,” Jarrod Spector Calls Out Kanye, & the Great “Moulin Rouge” Teaser! “Today on Broadway” is a …

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Three’s a Crowd: ‘The Cher Show’ by Matthew Wexler

Why have one Cher when you can have three? 'The Cher Show' offers a sequined look at one of pop culture's most influential stars.

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10 dance YouTube channels to subscribe to by Admin

As a dancer in 2018, YouTube — and the internet in general — is one of your greatest resources. Research a show before you go in for the audition, check out an interview from a well-know…

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BWW Review: Stephanie J. Block Dazzles With Power In Gutsy, Glitzy and Glam THE CHER SHOW by Michael Dale

From the moment the houselights dim and the music cranks up on The Cher Show, Broadway's newest bio-musical, the message is clear. Surrender to the fabulousness ahead and brace yourself for …

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Video: Cher and Stephanie J. Block Turn Back Time With A Post-Show Performance On Opening Night of THE CHER SHOW! by Alexa Criscitiello

The Cher Show, a new musical based on the music icon Cher officially opens on Broadway tonight The icon herself was in attendance for the show's opening night and made a surprise appearance …

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‘The Cher Show’ will leave you feeling moonstruck by Joe Dziemianowicz

If I could turn back time, I’d rewind to my night at “The Cher Show” for another happy high. Think I’m kidding? Snap out of it! Granted, the jukebox musical that opened on Broadway M…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘How to Keep an Alien’ at Solas Nua by Bob Ashby

Love is unique. It is an intense bond of emotion, desire, and care between two people, deeply special to one another, that for them cannot be duplicated anywhere on Earth. Bureaucracy must r…

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LOVE by Arts Review

Exploring all forms of loving connections between humans, Melbourne’s Immigration Museum presents in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art, LOVE this Summer. Soulmates. Friends…

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Is alternative schooling a good choice to intensify dance training? by Admin

Dancers have always been the kind of people who take the road less traveled. Who sacrifice the comfortable for the pursuit of excellence. Now, there is a noticeable rise in the number of dan…

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Atlanta Ballet’s new production of ‘The Nutcracker’: For the next generation by Admin

We have arrived upon one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. With the holiday season around us at every corner, it is a season not only of joy but one of tradition. One tradition th…

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GODDESS OF POP by Jeremy Gerard

Cher fans will be singing the praises of Stephanie J. Block, who leads three great actresses in this spectacular musical.

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5 reasons why ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is fresh – and you should see it! by Admin

The Nutcracker – it makes most think of snow falling as ballerinas scurry across the stage, Polichinelles running out from under Mother Ginger’s giant skirt, the Cavalier and Sugar P…

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What’s your Christmas Wish? Inspiration and Gift Ideas by Admin

From the time when you were younger, sitting on Santa’s lap and telling him what you wanted for Christmas, wishing has been a large part of the holiday season. This year, we asked several …

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George Street Playhouse presents ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Cameron Kelsall

A subtle, surprising production of Lucas Hnath’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ at George Street Playhouse warrants a look from Ibsen sequel skeptics. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Is Art Dishwasher Safe? by Joe Patti

After long correspondence (both in years and text length), I finally had an opportunity to meet with Carter Gillies over Thanksgiving weekend.  On at least one occasion I dubbed Carter R…

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Read Reviews for The Cher Show on Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond star as the entertainment icon in the new Broadway bio-musical that opens December 3 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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The Tricky Part by Wendy Caster

Well-deserved raves for Martin Moran's heart-breaking solo piece, The Tricky Part, can be found at the Times, Theater Mania, and the Fordham Observer. I'm more interested in the why of …

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Kanye West Called Out by ‘Cher’ Actor for Using Phone During Show by Erin Nyren

Kanye West attended the first night of Broadway musical “The Cher Show” alongside Kim Kardashian West, but it’s up in the air whether he actually got anything out of the pe…

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THE CHER SHOW - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Please excuse the feeling of foreboding that flooded my bloodstream as I waited to enter the Neil Simon Theatre, where The Cher Show opened tonight.

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Carriageworks reveals monumental 2019 Program by Arts Review

Spanning major contemporary art exhibitions, dance, performance, music and food, Carriageworks has revealed its 2019 Artistic Program, supporting over 900 artists and will present 86 projec…

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Review: ‘The Cher Show’ at the Neil Simon Theatre by Deb Miller

A biographical jukebox musical about a Pop icon who’s lived her life in the public eye since the age of sixteen, The Cher Show, making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre, has all…

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The Cher Show review at Neil Simon Theatre, New York – ‘fun, if clumsy, jukebox musical’ by Nicole Serratore

With nostalgic tunes, kitsch design, and oodles of Bob Mackie sequins, The Cher Show is a suitably dazzling new jukebox musical based

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Theater Review: How Over-the-Top Should The Cher Show Be? by Sara Holdren

Is it possible to be brainwashed by sequins? I was so addled by the finale of The Cher Show that I began to imagine a tiny, spandex-and-spangle-clad devil on my shoulder, poking me behind th…

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Las Vegas entertainment: Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Britney Spears to debut new shows in 2019 by Usa Today, Dawn Gilbertson, Usa Today

New shows debuting in 2019 include Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum and Aerosmith. Britney Spears has a new Vegas home.        

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'The Cher Show' on Broadway lets Cher be Cher by Chris Jones

Even jukebox musicals and celebrity bio-shows need clear reasons for theatrical being. In her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch memorably described herself as a “existential problem in tights…

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Review: ‘The Cher Show’ offers a bumpy ride through an icon’s career by Charles Isherwood

Fame may be a “fleeting bitch,” according to the title character in “The Cher Show” — and who would know better? Temperamental she may be, as the musical illustrates while churnin…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Jarrod Spector Calls Out Kanye West For Phone Use During Opening Night Performance of THE CHER SHOW by Alexa Criscitiello

The Cher Show, a new musical based on the music icon Cher officially opens on Broadway tonight and the stars have turned out to celebrate the icon's big Broadway debut.

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Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On THE CHER SHOW On Broadway! by Review Roundups

The Cher Show, anew musical based on the music icon Cher officially opens on Broadway tonight

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BWW TV: Cher Hits the Red Carpet At Opening Night of THE CHER SHOW! by BroadwayWorld TV

The Cher Show, a new musical based on the music icon Cher officially opens on Broadway tonight The icon herself met up with BWW's very own Richard Ridge on the red carpet tonight to dish abo…

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Broadway Review: ‘The Cher Show’ by Gordon Cox

Choosing to recreate the spirit of the television variety shows that Sonny and Cher — and then Cher sans Sonny — headlined in the ‘70s is a choice that lands as flat as the jokes in Br…

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11th Hour Theatre Company presents ‘Children of Eden’ by Cameron Kelsall

11th Hour Theatre Company makes a strong case for the cult musical ‘Children of Eden.’ Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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The Cher Show: Truly Turning Back Time With a Singular Superstar by Michael Sommers

★★★★ It takes three performers to portray the one-and-only Cher in a wildly entertaining jukebox show The post The Cher Show: Truly Turning Back Time With a Singular Superstar appear…

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Theatre Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Twin Beach Players by Kaylin Beach

The holiday season is fast upon us and, of course, all of the old favorites are running on TV. Sometimes, though, it is really nice to go and see a new take on an old classic. The Twin Beach…

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The Cher Show: Just as Sassy, Bold and Determined as the Star Herself by David Finkle

★★★★ Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond play Sonny's erstwhile partner with the absolutely right style The post The Cher Show: Just as Sassy, Bold and Determined as …

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Film News Roundup: ‘A Star Is Born’ Slated for One-Week Imax Release by Dave McNary

In today’s film news roundup, “A Star Is Born” gets an Imax release, Oscar winner Stephen Flick gets an honor and Jeremy Renner’s “Arctic Dogs” is set for…

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‘The Cher Show’ Review: Powerhouse Performances, Skimpy Story – Broadway by Greg Evans

Believing in life after love turns out to be a surer bet than pinning your hopes on jukebox musicals, no matter how fabulous the subject. The Cher Show, opening tonight at Broadway’s N…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

The Hard Problem by Sandi Durell

  by Michael Bracken     Something’s missing from Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. I think it’s the plot. Which is not to…

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Andy Serkis & Mowgli Star Pick Animal Personalities For Celebs

Andy Serkis & Mowgli Star Pick Animal Personalities For CelebsThe Young Hollywood Studio welcomes the incredible Andy Serkis along with the young star of his Netflix feature 'Mowgli:…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

The Tricky Part

The Tricky Part Off Broadway, The Barrow Group Reviewed by Dan Dinero BOTTOM LINE: A complex story about a difficult subject returns, and proves to be just as, if not more, essential now. …

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MOMENTARY PEACE by Joe Dziemianowicz

This a capella musical celebrates when British and German troops observed an informal ceasefire in WWI.

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Movie Musical With Prince Songs in the Works by Olivia Clement

The film will not be a biopic, but will use songs from the Grammy winner's extensive songbook to drive the narrative.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

ALADDIN Star Matt Croke Releases Debut Album ONLY DREAMING by BroadwayWorld

Matt Croke, currently starring in the title role of Disney's stage musicalALADDIN,will release his debut album,ONLY DREAMING, on Friday 7thof December digitally and Friday 14thof December on…

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Three Broadway Shows To Close As Box Office Sinks, And Long-Term Issues Loom by Lee Seymour

Head Over Heels, Summer, and Once On This Island will all close within weeks. But larger issues loom ahead for the booming industry...

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Burke and Hare review – a very merry romp about murder by Michael Billington

Jermyn Street theatre, LondonWith a cast of three playing multiple characters, this is an energetic telling of the cadaver-supplying criminalsYou learn something new all the time. I had alwa…

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How Mike Birbiglia Lived Out His Recurring Nightmare On A Broadway Stage by Artsjournal1

“My recurring nightmare was me, onstage, in this 1,100-seat theater, with no people in it. I’ve had it ever since we even talked about doing the show [The New One] on Broadway. S…

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VIDEO: Cher Side Story- One Icon Takes On All the Roles In An American Classic! by Alexa Criscitiello

It is acommon knowledgeamong musical theatre types that Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story is among the most enduring and beloved musicals of all-time. Most folks might…

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NiteLife Exchange’s Picks of the Week`

Liz Callaway, A Hymn to Her at 54 Below, Tuesday, December 3rd – Saturday, December 8th at 7:00pm, The Rescignos: Merry Christmas to Paul, and to Paul a Good Night at The Duplex, Thursday,…

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Off-Broadway Review: “The Other Josh Cohen” at the Westside Theatre/Downstairs by David Roberts

Josh Cohen’s year long (Valentine’s Day to Valentine’s Day) struggle with the vicissitudes of life is chronicled in eleven musical numbers by an energetic and talented cast that not on…

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Odds & Ends: Dominic West Is an Unsung Hero in First Trailer for Les Misérables Miniseries & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today and this weekend. Dominic West & David Oyelowo Are Unsung Heroes in First Trailer for BBC's Les Misérables …

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for Broadway Premiere of James Graham's Thriller Ink by

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway bow of Ink, James Graham's acclaimed new play about the making of the tabloid newspaper The Sun. Olivier winner Rupert Goold will direct the…

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Review: Mammy Goose at the Tron, Glasgow by Andrew Edwards

Farting geese and the spirit of Christmas: Andy Edwards reviews Johnny McKnight's deliriously silly and subversive panto. The post Review: Mammy Goose at the Tron, Glasgow appeared first on …

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Industry Ticket Offers by Bt

Christmas Mubarak - Silk Road Rising at the historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, is offering $15 industry tickets on December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30p.m. and December 7 at 8 p.m.…

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Redtwist Mainstage Slot Available by Bt

• mainstage slot in late spring, 2019…contact Michael Colucci: [email protected]• opening Sat, May 18 • closing Sun, June 16 • 18 performances total (Thu, Fri, Sat 7:3…

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La Traviata Returns to the Met Opera With a Bold New Production by Christopher Browner

Tony winner Michael Mayer's new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece stars Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez in the lead roles, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. It …

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Here are 5 Denver stage shows to get you in the holiday mood by John Wenzel, The Know

From plays and musicals to a comedy-sketch show, here are five holiday shows worth checking out this year.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Big City: The Rockettes and Race: A Very White Christmas by Ginia Bellafante

Decades into the 21st century, the Rockettes remain a nostalgic institution, evoking a time when white women had the spotlight but were expected to stayed in line.

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All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons  December 3, 2018:  On December 7, 1914, Pope Benedict XV suggested a temporary hiatus of the war for the celebration of Christmas. The Germans agreed, but the Briti…

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Review: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods at Nottingham Playhouse by Peter Kirwan

'Joyful sincerity': Pete Kirwan writes on an earnest, escapist panto that brings the 12th century into the 21st. The post Review: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods at Nottingham Playhous…

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VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes in the Making of KISS ME, KATE Artwork by BroadwayWorld

Kiss Me, Kate is coming back to Broadway with favorite Tony winning soprano Kelli O'Hara leading the cast alongside Will Chase. Roundabout revealed the new artwork for the show, watch the vi…

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Broadway Box Office Settles After Thanksgiving Feast; ‘Network’, ‘Mockingbird’ Add To $38M Total by Greg Evans

Broadway box office fell back to earth last week following the previous week’s best-Thanksgiving-ever skyrocket numbers. With two additional shows on board raising the number of produc…

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Broadway Grosses: Pretty Woman Still Going Strong at Start of Holiday Season by

The acclaimed musical adaptation of the smash 1990 film Pretty Woman might have opened at the kickoff of the fall season, but despite a slew of additional new musical productions having debu…

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Grosses Analysis: To Kill a Mockingbird, Network Hot Tickets; Harry Potter is Highest-Grossing Play in Broadway History by Andrew Gans

Several non-musicals are playing to capacity audiences on Broadway.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Broken Nose sets cast for 'Girl in the Red Corner' by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, Broken Nose Theatre announced casting for its Midwest premiere of Stephen Spotswood’s “Girl in the Red Corner,” directed by Elizabeth Laidlaw. The cast includes BNT company …

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Top Theatre Stories: Monday, December 3, 2018 by Roberto Araujo

The latest about Moulin Rouge!, The Cher Show, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in today's news.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/3

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for th…

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Filk on Stage by Jen Gushue

By Jen Gushue. Jen Gushue explores the emergence of filk theatre, a niche genre that uses a folk-concert frame as a basis for storytelling.

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Turn Back Time: A History of Jukebox Musicals on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

This is far from the first time that popular music has made its way to the Broadway stage. Below, check out a thorough history of jukebox musicals on Broadway. From The Beatles to The Bee Ge…

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Photo Coverage: RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Winner Chad Michaels Performs Cher Tribute Concert! by Walter McBride

As the cast of The Chew Show prepares to take their opening night bows at the Neil Simon Theatre tonight, the legend behind the musical just received a very special honor at the Kennedy Cent…

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BWW Asks: What Other New Broadway Show Do You Want To See On The Big Screen? by Bww Polls

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, it was recently announced that composer Jason Robert Brown and Broadway and TV star Jeremy Jordan will team up for a performance at SubCulture NYC on Se…

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/3

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the …

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/2/18 by BroadwayWorld

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1222018.

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Film Review: “Becoming Astrid” — An Ode to Perseverance by Peg Aloi

This is one of the year’s most heartwarming films; not sentimental, but projecting a profound sense of resilient joy at its heart.

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Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with The Prom Star Isabelle McCalla

Isabelle McCalla talks The Prom, the book that changed her life, and touring the country as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin.

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How ‘Indecent,’ about art happening against all odds, speaks to our time by Peter Marks

Arena Stage offers up the regional premiere of Paula Vogel’s Tony-nominated drama.

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An exhilarating D.C. debut from violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, pianist Polina Leschenko by Patrick Rucker

At the Phillips on Sunday, the two musicians achieved a rare ensemble cohesion.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Paid Fantasist, Camden People’s Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

The Camden People’s Theatre never ceases to amaze me with the sheer range of productions they put on. The bizarre and avant-garde can often be found here, and Paid Fantasist is no exceptio…

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Theater Preview: SOUTH PACIFIC (Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura) by Tony Frankel

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING INDEED At about 8 am on December 7, 1941, Japanese planes filled the sky over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Bombs and bullets rained onto the vessels moored below on the Unite…

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Matt Croke, London’s Aladdin, Will Release Debut Solo Recording by Andrew Gans

Only Dreaming features songs from Aladdin, Big Fish, Sweeney Todd, and more.

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The Hello Girls by Sandi Durell

    by Elizabeth Ahlfors     The road to women’s rights has not been smooth. It has been disjointed in battles for the right to vote, gain equality in virtually eve…

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NiteLife Exchange Profiles Catharine McGrath, aka “Cabaret Katie!”

Catharine McGrath, who has a new identity as NiteLifeExchange’s “Cabaret Katie,” calls herself “the luckiest woman I know.” In 2016 McGrath began to live her dreams. She’d worked…

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Review: ‘Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas’ at Adventure Theatre by Guest Author

By Julie Janson If you are looking for some holiday merriment that is fun for all ages, dance and sing your way over to Adventure Theatre’s Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas. This music…

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Actor and Dancer Ken Berry Passes Away Age 85 by BroadwayWorld

Ken Berry, a much-loved actor, and dancer died Saturday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California.

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Ariana Grande just stepped into pop’s uncanny valley, and everybody’s going nuts by Chris Richards

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | For a pop song as real as “Thank U, Next” the video had to be fake.

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The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Cher Movies You Want to See on Broadway by

On December 3, the latest in Broadway jukebox bio-musicals opens at the Neil Simon Theatre. The Cher Show, starring Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks Micaela Diamond as Cher,&nbs…

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Watch Stephanie J. Block and the Cast of The Cher Show Bring Cher's Life to Broadway by

Get a sneak peek at Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and more in The Cher Show!

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Against the New Play by Rob Onorato

By Rob Onorato. Rob Onorato talks about boredom as an audience member, the uninspired play, what film has going for it that theatre does not, and more.

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Sandra Delgado's 'La Havana Madrid' to return to Chicago by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, Teatro Vista and Collaboraction announced a co-production of Sandra Delgado’s “La Havana Madrid,” an immersive theatrical experience. The show is based on the true story of …

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Review: ‘The Crucible’ by Lumina Theatre Company by Cynthia Bledsoe

It’s a witch hunt! Witches, whores, collusion, and corruption, peppered with a bit of witness tampering, threaten the dreams of small-town America in Lumina Theatre Company’s inaugur…

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Fact-Check of a ‘Lifespan’ by Jamie Fisher

What’s it like seeing your misunderstood profession onstage, with Daniel Radcliffe as a version of you?

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Meryl Streep is head-over-heels for ‘A Star Is Born’ — as well as her latest, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ by Susan Wloszczyna

Oscar’s favorite actress, Meryl Streep, reconnected to her Jersey roots this past weekend while chatting with Stephen Colbert onstage during the Montclair Film Festival. And it sounds as i…

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Tradition Reimagined: A Review of the Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Auditorium Theater by Alyssa Motter

Christopher Wheeldon’s well-crafted choreography is framed by theatrical sets which, while minimalistic in design, use projection and lighting to conjure a sense of depth and scale that is…

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Crazy Rich Asians Did Not Have a Crazy Good Opening in China by Jordan Crucchiola

After a lengthy review process on behalf of the Chinese state to determine whether or not Crazy Rich Asians was fit for release in Chinese theaters, the American romantic comedy finally made…

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December 2018 Onstage by American Theatre Editors

From a Detroit jazz club to a secret fountain of youth, from fairy tales to holiday stories, check out what is onstage this month.

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David Conville obituary by Michael Coveney

Actor and director who rescued the Open Air theatre in Regent’s Park, London, in the early 1960sDavid Conville, who has died aged 89, gave the air of being a patrician stage director and m…

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LES MISERABLES Composer Claude-Michel Sch?nberg Discusses His Life and Work by Louis Train

Not many people know the name Claude-Michel Schonberg, but everybody knows his music as the composer of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, Claude-Michel is present in everyone's playlist, in a …

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Review: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the holiday show at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Jill Kyle-Keith

This holiday season, leave snowy Dickensian London behind and, instead, swim in the warm, musical waters at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. You’ll still get in a holiday mood, particular…

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Adrian Lopez, Dominic Pecikonis, and More Lead National Tour of SPAMILTON by BroadwayWorld

Casting has been announced for the North American tour of the acclaimed musical comedy, Spamilton An American Parody. The tour will launch at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH on December 20…

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La Jolla Playhouse Announces One-Week Extension to World Premiere Princess Diana Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse has extended the world premiere run of the highly anticipated Princess Diana bio-musical Diana. Originally slated to conclude its limited engagement on Mar…

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Flower in the Dark: A Review of Twelfth Night at Midsommer Flight by Jay Van Ort

Midsommer Flight continues its holiday tradition of staging this Shakespeare classic amidst the flora of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

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An open letter to Joanna Lumley – about lavatories by Susan Elkin

Joanna Lumley, given all your aforementioned useful qualities, you could get attention from lots of influential blokes and get this thing off the ground in a way that I can’t. How about a …

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Twyla Tharp: Minamalism and Me by Joel Benjamin

Her quietly wry, gently self-deprecating autobiographical lecture demonstration, “Minimalism and Me,” was the first half of a program devoted to her early works. These works more often t…

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First Night Pittsburgh will celebrate its silver anniversary by Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The evening will include music, fireworks, parade, dance and more.

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‘Hamilton’ Front and Center at 2018 Kennedy Center Honors by Nicole Hertvik

A mini Hamilton reunion took place at the Kennedy Center last night as actors from Hamilton’s original Broadway cast took part in the 41st Kennedy Center Honors Awards that recognized the …

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Christmas truce movingly remembered in Silent Night at Leeds Town Hall

Opera North sets UK debut of Kevin Puts’s work against opulent Victorian architecture

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Honoring Hamilton, Cher, the Arts. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

  The current president of the United States did not attend the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors last night (which will be broadcast on CBS on December 26). But the first U.S. president per…

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World Premiere of Diana Musical, About Late Princess Diana, Extends Run by Andrew Gans

Performances begin in February 2019 at the La Jolla Playhouse.

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Broadway Review: “The New One” at the Cort Theatre by Joseph Verlezza

Most of the humor during this section is heteronormative, almost bordering on self-pity and inclusive only of birthing parents. There is nothing wrong with this choice except for the fact th…

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NEWS: Suba Das is named as HighTide’s new artistic director by Press Releases

Suba Das, currently associate director of the Curve, Leicester, has been appointed as the next artistic director of HighTide.

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Review: Operetta Wonderland from In Series by Debbie Minter Jackson

Boundless talent, enthusiasm and creativity bring out The Magic of Victor Herbert Operetta Wonderland in the In Series production playing at the D.C. Scottish Rite Temple venue. Who knew tha…

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Jeannie review – return of a spirited Scottish Cinderella by Michael Billington

Finborough, LondonMairi Hawthorn really gets her teeth into the titular heroine in Aimée Stuart’s 1940 play that creaks with age at timesCinderella stories are all the rage at Christmas. …

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Andrzej Lukowski: With Quentin Letts leaving the Daily Mail, is criticism losing its panto villain? by Andrzej Lukowski

For 14 years, the chief bogeyman of British theatre’s critical fraternity has been the Daily Mail’s Quentin Letts. And now, at last,

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Chicago theater openings Dec. 7-13

Saturday “The Winter Wolf”: Cora is visited by her ailing grandfather, who tells her the legend of the Winter Wolf, a strange creature stalks those in the winter of their lives. Through …

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

For Rachel Bloom, All Roads Lead Back to Space Jam by Jesse David Fox

Rachel Bloom seems so natural in her role on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, both on camera and behind it, that it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when she wasn’t combining her musical-thea…

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All-Female The Convent Finds Its Off-Broadway Cast by Olivia Clement

In Jessica Dickey's new play, a group of women go on a retreat to live like nuns in the Middle Ages.

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Dashes of brilliance in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Deutsche Oper, Berlin

A star turn from Cristina Pasaroiu can’t quite sustain four hours of Offenbach’s opéra fantastique

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Hamilton's Creative Team, Cher & More Receive Kennedy Center Honors by Caitlin Moynihan

How lucky we are to be alive right now! Hamilton creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire received Kennedy Center Honors on December 2. The Tony …

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway by

Tickets are now on sale for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, set to arrive at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre beginning on June 28, 2019 with an opening night set for July 25. The main-stem b…

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Old Vic's All My Sons, Starring Sally Field & Bill Pullman, to Be Broadcast Worldwide; Further Casting Announced by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Old Vic has announced an international broadcast of its upcoming production of Arthur Miller's Tony-winning drama All My Sons. National Theatre Live will air the co-pro…

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Bonnie Langford Joins West End Premiere of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Acclaimed stage-and-screen star Bonnie Langford is the newest cast member added to the upcoming London debut of 9 to 5, Dolly Parton's beloved musical adaptation of the hit film. Langfor…

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How to transfer a hit UK show to New York, America’s theatre capital by Mark Shenton

From two-handers spawned above London pubs and subsidised productions to West End commercial hits, there are many different routes a show can

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NEWS: Jenna Coleman & Colin Morgan are cast in All My Sons at The Old Vic as National Theatre Live broadcast announced by Press Releases

The Old Vic and Headlong Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman with Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan will…

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Get Ready to Cheer as My Fair Lady Standout Cameron Adams Dances Through Her Resume One Broadway Musical at a Time

Watch as My Fair Lady standout Cameron Adams performs epic showstoppers from her Broadway career.

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The nightmarish and the exhilarating meet in Rennie Harris’s ‘Lazarus’

A powerful take on African-American history performed at New York’s City Center

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Mark Ronson (‘A Star is Born’ songwriter) on how Lady Gaga and ‘Shallow’ took him by surprise [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Chris Beachum

When Mark Ronson saw an early cut of “A Star Is Born” at Bradley Cooper‘s house he admits that he was surprised by how “Shallow,” an original song he composed w…

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Suba Das named new artistic director of HighTide by Matthew Hemley

Curve associate director Suba Das has been named artistic director of HighTide. He replaces Steven Atkinson in the role and will join

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Birmingham Rep executive director Stuart Rogers announces departure by Matthew Hemley

Birmingham Repertory Theatre executive director Stuart Rogers is to leave the company after 17 years. News of his departure comes after it

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What’s This Thing Called Consciousness? ‘The Hard Problem’ by Matthew Wexler

Tom Stoppard's play offers a powerful and heady take on a contemporary dilemma, filled with provocative discourse and quick wit, but not a lot of drama.

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VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek at Broadway-Bound MOULIN ROUGE! - Tickets on Sale Now! by BroadwayWorld

Tickets are now on sale for Moulin Rouge The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann. Moulin Rouge The Musical will begin performances on Broadway at …

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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Actor, Writer, Director Mark Waldrop by Behind The Curtain

Actor. Writer. Lyricist. Director. Mark Waldrop has done it all. His acting career started on Broadway with appearances in Hello, Dolly, The Grand Tour, Evita, and La Cage Aux Folles. Then t…

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BWW TV: THE PROM & DEAR EVAN HANSEN Continue the Holiday Season at Broadway Under the Stars- Watch Live at 5pm! by BroadwayWorld TV

Later today, December 3,The Shops at Columbus Circle10 Columbus Circle will continue its third year of Broadway Under the Stars, a five-week series of free public performances taking place t…

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Watch Trailer for Allegiance to Broadway Documentary by Andrew Gans

The filmed version of the Broadway musical Allegiance, starring George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung, will also return to theatres in December.

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Podcast Episode 169 – The Tony Nominated Director of Natasha Pierre & Hadestown, Rachel Chavkin

“What about Rachel Chavkin?” If you’ve asked someone for ideas on who should direct a project recently, I’d bet money that you’ve heard those four words. Rachel…

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‘Michelle Visage’s casting is a rather inspired move’: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – West End by Ian Foster

Chucking Michelle Visage into the cast of Everybody’s Talking About James at the Apollo Theatre is actually a rather inspired move.

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The Snow Queen review at Dundee Rep Theatre – ‘a Christmas tale for our times’ by David Pollock

Working in tandem with Scottish writers and composers of contemporary musical theatre Noisemaker (Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie), Dundee Rep Ensemble and

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to Play Additional London Run by Olivia Clement

The Olivier Award-winning show will play eight weeks at The Other Palace while continuing its West End run.

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Kennedy Center Honors Pay Tribute to Hamilton and Musical Legends by Jessica Goldstein

Here comes the president! No, not that one.Chris Jackson — who played George Washington in the original cast of Hamilton — is striding down the Kennedy Center Honors red carpet on Sunday…

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Podcast Episode 169 – Rachel Chavkin “What about Rachel Chavkin?” If you’ve asked someone for ideas on who should direct a project recent…

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Watch the New Teaser for Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! by Ryan McPhee

Tickets for the musical adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film are now on sale.

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Christmas Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Andy Williams by Trav S.D.

It’s kind of perfect that Andy Williams’ birthday falls during the Christmas season, isn’t it? My prime-time TV watching days started after he stopped doing his weekly vari…

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Carmen — an evening of nightclub camp at the Royal Opera House

Barrie Kosky’s maligned production returns to London with much of its music removed

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See School of Rock Celebrate 3 Years on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical opened December 6, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.

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Burke and Hare review at Jermyn Street Theatre, London – ‘frenetic and darkly comic’ by Dave Hollander

Pitch-black and wickedly funny, Jermyn Street Theatre’s seasonal offering Burke and Hare (first performed at the Watermill earlier this year) is a

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First Look: Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Broadwaydirect

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the …

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Jack and the Beanstalk review at Mercury Theatre, Colchester – ‘an amusing mash-up’ by Rosemary Waugh

This year’s Mercury Theatre pantomime takes the seed of a traditional fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk, and feeds it a Miracle Gro

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Buttons: A Cinderella Story review at King’s Head Theatre, London – ‘a quirky adaptation’ by Paul Vale

The Charles Court Opera annual pantomime has become an Islington tradition. Artistic director and author John Savournin enjoys subverting classic stories and

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Cast Set for Reading of The Unpredictable Times at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre by Andrew Gans

S. Lee Lewis will direct Kevin Ray Johnson’s one-act drama.

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Making Dance That Means More: Gary Abbott discusses his new work for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater by Sharon Hoyer

Co-founders Kevin Iega Jeff and Gary Abbott have been making and presenting dances that celebrate community.

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‘Heartfelt & hilarious’: SEUSSICAL – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Imaginative, witty and beautiful – Seussical at the Southwark Playhouse will make you feel like a five-year-old again.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine Goes Live with BE MORE CHILL's Joe Iconis! by Little Known Facts W/ Ilana Levine

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, …

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Review: Accident Bear. How you can see the sold-out laundromat show by Tim Treanor

What was the best drama you saw this year? Perhaps you saw Network in New York with Bryan Cranston. Or maybe the best drama this year was at the family table, on Thanksgiving. Maybe it was i…

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London Revival of All My Sons, Starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman, Will Be Broadcast Internationally by Andrew Gans

Additional casting has also been announced for the production, which begins previews in April 2019 at The Old Vic.

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Review: Two by Friel at by Deirdre Donovan

Theatergoers have a fresh opportunity to enjoy Brian Friel's brilliant talent in a double-bill. at the Irish Repertory Theatre. . .

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REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, Leeds Playhouse ✭✭✭✭ by Jonathan Hall

By Jonathan Hall Jonathan Hall reviews Deborah MacAndrew’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens now playing at Leeds Playhouse. This post REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, Leeds…

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GRACE NOTES: Monday, December 3, 2018 by Susan Grace

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Review:The Hello Girls at by Elyse Sommer

An ensemble of actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers in a lovely new musical by Prospect Theater Company

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Alice: The Musical review at Lyric Theatre, Belfast – ‘exuberant, high-energy take on a classic’ by Michael Quinn

Twenty years after its first outing at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, Paul Boyd’s colourful helter-skelter ride down a rabbit hole into Wonderland returns

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Scottee: “Fat people are policed on a day-to-day basis” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Celebrating a decade of work, Scottee is returning with Hamburger Queen. He chats with Josephine Balfour Oatts about how, when it comes to ‘fatness’, society is the problem. Scot…

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Richard Talmadge (and the Flying Metzettis) by Trav S.D.

December 3 is the birthday of an interesting and anomalous Hollywood star Richard Talmadge (1892-1981). Talmadge was a person of so much fluidity and variation, he’s impossible to put …

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Exploring The New Work: Dramaworks’ House On Fire by Bill Hirschman

When a theater produces Death of a Salesman , it’s not unknown territory. The director can adopt, adapt or depart from what has been done before. But when it’s a world premiere such as P…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Billy Connolly retiring from standup? He practically invented it by Brian Logan

The Big Yin mastered the art of funny – there was barely such a thing as standup comedy when he graduated from Glasgow’s shipyard to the stageIt was news we saw coming, but that barely d…

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Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates Three Years On Broadway by Jennifer Broski

School of Rock recently celebrated three years of rocking and rolling on Broadway. The show held a fan appreciation event and the posed with their cake. BroadwayWorld was there and you can c…

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BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Mammy Goose review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘progressive and entertaining’ by Thom Dibdin

While Scottish panto legend Johnny McKnight, who writes the pantomimes for both the Macrobert in Stirling and the Tron in Glasgow, usually

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George Michael Tribute Show FASTLOVE Will Embark on an Arena Tour by BroadwayWorld

In just over a year, Fastlove has become the world's leading show celebrating the incredible career of George Michael. Playing sold out shows across the UK through the whole of 2018, 2019 wi…

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Further casting announced for All My Sons by Carly-Ann Clements

The final casting of Arthur Miller's blistering drama has been announced. Find out who's joining Sally Fields, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan. The post Further casting announce…

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#realjoy **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons December 4, 2018:  Meg Flather and Lisa Viggiano first conceived of their show, #realjoy (at Don’t Tell Mama Dec. 2 and 30) as a way of getting rid of those pre-Chri…

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Prepping For A Big Change At Berkeley Rep by Artsjournal2

As longtime artistic director Tony Taccone leaves and new AD Johanna Pfaelzer comes in, Berkeley Rep’s managing director, Susan Medak, explains how that transition is working. “P…

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Silent Night review at Leeds Town Hall – ‘involving and thought-provoking’ by Edward Bhesania

With only a month to go before 2019, the centenary of the 1918 Armistice is marked in operatic form with this widely

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THE INHERITANCE Holds Special Performance For World AIDS Day by BroadwayWorld

The Inheritance, the 2018 Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning 'Best Play' by Matthew Lopez, must end its strictly limited engagement at the Noel Coward Theatre on Saturday 19th January. S…

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‘Heart-warming & utterly delightful’: JEANNIE – Finborough Theatre ★★★★ by Anne Cox

It has been nearly 80 years since Aimée Stuart’s enchanting and whimsical comedy, Jeannie, has been performed in London so thank god for the Finborough Theatre in staging a revival.

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Point Park dancers plan first show in new Pittsburgh Playhouse by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The dance department’s winter concert will be the first official production on the PNC Theatre stage in the new Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

NT Live to broadcast Old Vic’s All My Sons to cinemas across UK by Giverny Masso

The Old Vic and Headlong Theatre’s production of All My Sons will be broadcast to cinemas around the UK as part of

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Wendy and Peter Pan review – a blast of fairy dust by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghElla Hickson’s adaptation of JM Barrie’s story is a funny and heartbreaking coming-of-age tale for its swashbuckling heroinePeter Pan is as much a concept as a cha…

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The King And I Is Whistling A Happy Tune As It Rakes In The Money For A Theatrical ‘Event’ At The Cinema by Artsjournal2

Nothing’s more amazing than a musical, we guess: More than 135,000 people watched the cinematic broadcast of the West End musical (which transferred from Broadway), and it took in near…

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Podcast: 'Keith Price's Curtain Call' Welcomes Iconic, Tony-Nominated Soprano Melissa Errico by Keith Price's Curtain Call

I have waited for a LONG time to get a chance to talk to Tony Award Nominee, Melissa Errico, in a studio, when we can have more than a 10 minute window. Her latest CD, SONDHEIM SUBLIME, is b…

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VIDEO: Ring in the Holiday Season With The Skivvies' I TOUCH MY ELF, Featuring Alice Ripley, Wesley Taylor, Sierra Boggess, and More by Stage Tube

The Skivvies brought their holiday best to Joe's Pub on December 2, with their show 'I Touch My Elf.' The show featured special guests Sierra Boggess, Alice Ripley, Nick Adams, Wesley Taylor…

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The Stage Podcast: Panto special with Sharon D Clarke, Susie McKenna and Lyn Gardner by The Stage

In our sparkly pantomime special, Doctor Who star Sharon D Clarke and her wife, panto expert Susie McKenna, discuss their enduring love

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BWW Interview: Actress Johnetta Eula'Mae Ackles Talks A VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER by BroadwayWorld

American actressJohnetta Eula'Mae Ackles makes her professional stage debut in Martin McDonagh's A Very Very Very Dark Matterat the Bridge Theatre, playing the captive Congolese woman who su…

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WELCOME TO THE UK and BORDERLINE Come to The Bunker by BroadwayWorld

Performed by a mixed ensemble, including those who have recently sought refuge in the UK, Welcome to the UK has its world premiere at The Bunker this January. Brought to life by Borderline, …

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NEWS: Janet Suzman directs first London revival in nearly 40 years of Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes by Featured Content

The Finborough Theatre presents the first London production in 35 years of Athol Fugard's Apartheid-era, South African classic A Lesson From Aloes in the new year, with Janet Suzman directin…

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Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood review at Nottingham Playhouse – ‘radiant, warm-hearted panto’ by Pat Ashworth

Watching panto at the Playhouse is like sitting in front of a log fire with all the family home for Christmas. It

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ALL MY SONS at the Old Vic Will Have National Theatre Live Broadcast, Plus Further Casting Announced! by BroadwayWorld

The Old Vic and Headlong Theatre's production of All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman with Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan will be broadcast live f…

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Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of The Cher Show by JK

The Cher ShowOpening Night: Monday, December 3, 2018Neil Simon TheatreCongratulations to the following cast members who are making their Broadway debuts tonight!Micaela DiamondBabeMichael Gr…

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One Theatre, Three Actors, Overcoming Trump’s Travel Ban by Artsjournal2

Celebrities including Sting and Benedict Cumberbatch, the mayors of New York and London, and the former archbishop of Canterbury intervened with the Trump administration The Jungle was a hit…

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‘The dynamic duo did not disappoint’: Lea Michele & Darren Criss – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

However, so good a time was had by both in Dublin on the last Glee tour that – ahead of their LM/DC concert tour dates in the UK – Lea Michele and Darren Criss (aka Glee’s Rachel Berry…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Poll: What is the most you are prepared to pay to see a West End show? by The Stage

The Stage’s annual ticketing survey published last week showed that the average top-price ticket across all West End shows is £117.52, up 19%

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Michelle Collins Stars In MY DAD'S GAP YEAR At Park Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Former EastEnders and Coronation Street star Michelle Collins will join the cast of Tom Wright's knockabout comedy My Dad's Gap Year, alongside Adam Lannon, Alex Britt, Max Percy and previou…

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Wales Theatre Awards cancelled following diversity row by Giverny Masso

The Wales Theatre Awards have been cancelled permanently, following a row over diversity earlier this year. The move comes after an open

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Royal Opera House turns front-of-house space into ballet studio for public rehearsals by Georgia Snow

The Royal Opera House is transforming its newly refurbished Paul Hamlyn Hall into a ballet studio for a day, when dancers will

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Ellie Kendrick: ‘I’ve always been interested in the expression of rage in women’ by Holly Williams

The actor on her playwriting debut, Hole, at the Royal Court, the power of Beyoncé, and the pleasures of Vanity FairEllie Kendrick, 28, is an actor and writer. She started acting profession…

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to open at The Other Palace by Carly-Ann Clements

For eight weeks only, the Olivier Award-winning and spontaneous musical, Showstopper! will be playing at The Other Palace Theatre. The post Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to open at The…

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Dick Whittington and His Cat review at Oxford Playhouse – ‘unfocused but spectacular’ by Hannah Greenstreet

Steve Marmion’s pantomime brings a taste of London to the Oxford Playhouse stage in his take on Dick Whittington and His Cat.

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Christmas in Leicester Square Hosts BRIEFS, Frisky & Mannish, and More by BroadwayWorld

The festive season is so close we can practically taste the advent calendar chocolate, smell the mulled wine, and hear the jingling of sleigh bells over the sound of Mariah blaring out the r…

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Review: A Christmas Story, The Musical, Waterloo East Theatre by Madeline Lee

A Christmas Story, The Musical centres on a young boy called Ralphie (Felix Hepburn) whose only Christmas wish is to receive a BB gun, and the ways in which his family builds up to the speci…

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Review: Cuckoo, The Soho Theatre by Gabriel Wilding

Ambitious, infectious, yet seemingly never-ending, Cuckoo is a boiling pot of talent and potential that would have to be subject to a considerable sizing-down before becoming a hit show. Tou…

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What to Wear to the Theatre by Catherine

As a New Yorker and member of the theatre community, I try to support my friends when they open new shows on Broadway which means I am fortunate to spend many evenings heading to theatres ar…

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‘Something to enjoy wherever your gaze lands’: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Chickenshed Theatre by Shanine Salmon

A Christmas Carol with a supporting cast of 200? A Christmas Carol with four alternating casts of 200, involving as many in making Christmas as possible, with the maximum social benefit? I c…

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You must remember this… Alfie Boe brings 40s classics back to the charts with new solo album

Alfie Boe has claimed his fifth top 10 album as a solo artist in the UK chart, in at number 10, with the release of his vibrant album As Time Goes By via Decca Records. Will you be Sing Sing…

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You must remember this… @AlfieBoe brings 40s classics back to the charts with his new solo album #AsTimeGoesBy #ItsBoeTime

Alfie Boe has claimed his fifth top 10 album as a solo artist in the UK chart, in at number 10, with the release of his vibrant album As Time Goes By via Decca Records. Will you be Sing Sing…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Robinson Crusoe review at Greenwich Theatre, London – ‘uncomplicated but upbeat’ by Dave Fargnoli

Light, bright, and cheerful, Andrew Pollard’s Robinson Crusoe is a breezy adventure with a few subversive twists. After a boilerplate first half

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Wendy and Peter Pan review at Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘a rich, nuanced adaptation’ by Thom Dibdin

There is plenty for audiences to chew over in Ella Hickson’s clever and contemporary adaptation of Peter Pan. Based on JM Barrie’s

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical announces limited run at Other Palace by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Olivier Award-Winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has just announced a limited season at The Other Palace London where the show will celebrate its 1000th performance.…

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The Night Before Christmas review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘riotously enjoyable’ by Fergus Morgan

This is the Christmas show for people who hate Christmas shows. Anthony Neilson’s one-act 1995 comedy The Night Before Christmas, revived confidently

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The History Of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Mac McDonald

“I closed my eyes, drew back the curtain to see for certain what I thought I knew. Far far away someone was weeping, but the world was sleeping, Any Dream Will Do”. On November 3…

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Wake Up With BWW 12/3: THE CHER SHOW Opens, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories The Cher Show officially opens tonight, and more

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PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Embark on UK Tour by BroadwayWorld

Mark Goucher is joining forces with first time producer Jason Donovan to create a brand new production of the much-loved glittering hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The show makes…

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Athol Fugard's A LESSON FROM ALOES Comes to Finborough Theatre by BroadwayWorld

The acclaimed South AfricanBritish actor, writer and director Janet Suzman directs the first London production in 35 years of Athol Fugard's A Lesson From Aloes at the multi-award-winning Fi…

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SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Will Have A Limited Run At London's The Other Palace by BroadwayWorld

Showstopper The Improvised Musical will play a strictly limited eight-week run at The Other Palace from Tuesday 22 January, delivering 8 brand new completely spontaneous musicals every week,…

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WHITNEY - QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Will Make West End Premiere by BroadwayWorld

Critically acclaimed international stage sensation Whitney - Queen of the Night is to get its West End premiere with an exclusive performance.

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Cyndi Lauper’s Mission to Help Homeless Teens by Michael Schulman

The pop star, who was briefly homeless during her teens, helped open two shelters for L.G.B.T. youth.

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Charlotte Saliou by Arts Review

Who is Charlotte Saliou? I’m a director. I direct shows with circus, clowns, musicians and dancers. I’m a comedian too – I perform with my own company Jackie Star and Compagnie. …

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Misty’s Understudy Run by J N Benjamin

"The change is small but the difference is mighty" - J N Benjamin writes on how Misty was transformed in the hands of Arinzé Kene's female understudy, Kibong Tanji. The post Misty’s U…

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Dick Whittington review at Theatr Clwyd, Mold – ‘heart-warming panto with a rock’n’roll twist’ by Nigel Smith

Theatr Clwyd maintains its consistently high panto standards with this year’s rock’n’roll show, Dick Whittington. Christian Patterson’s script manages to remain incredibly

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Christina Bianco: O Come All Ye Divas! by Arts Review

Join Celine Dion, Adele, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Britney Spears & more of your favorite female vocalists on stage together in the singular form of Christina Bianco in O Come …

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Mother Goose Cracks One Out review at Above the Stag, London – ‘blissfully irreverent’ by Paul Vale

This is both Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper’s 10th pantomime for Above the Stag and their first in its new building in

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Jeannie, Finborough Theatre review - unusual romantic comedy builds to fast spin by Rachel Halliburton

Our heroine is torn between the charms of a washing-machine inventor and a CountThe convention-challenging sexually adventurous life of Glaswegian writer Aimée Stuart is worth a play all on…

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Review: Icon at Sadler’s Wells by Rachel Nouchi

Sculpting bodies through clay and dance: Rachel Nouchi reviews Antony Gormley and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's collaboration with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani The post Review: Icon at Sadler̵…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

King Kong by Elizabeth Wollman

While I appreciate it as a landmark in both film making and scoring, I've otherwise never much understood the appeal of King Kong. Sure, there's incredibly cool stop-motion animation an…

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The culture Christmas gift guide 2018

Fretting over what to get the arts lover in your life for Christmas? Fear not. From bath-time psychotherapy to death-metal knitwear, we’ve got you covered Continue reading...

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Top five theatre shows to see this week (December 2-9) by Natasha Tripney

True West, Vaudeville Theatre, London Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn – so wonderfully menacing in Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen – star in Matthew Dunster’s

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Matt Trueman: Post-Brexit, artists will need to speak up for freedom by Matt Trueman

“There are two elephants in this room”, the Polish director Jan Klata said to the audience assembled at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in

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Lyn Gardner: Theatre is embracing diversity, but it’s still not enough by Lyn Gardner

Well blow me down, it looks as if the ground is starting to shift. The welcome appointment of Matthew Xia to head

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/2-12/3/2018

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Monday, December 3, 2018 - Monday, December 3, 2018.

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First artists vying to represent Australia at Eurovision revealed by Arts Review

Eurovision – Australia Decides has announced the first four artists who will compete to represent the country at next year’s Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv. Hosted on the Go…

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Theatrefolk Featured Play – The Snow Show by Lindsay Price by Lindsay Price

  There is the Grand Canyon of difference between ‘Yes, I can ski’ and ‘Yes, I can ski Smelly Dogface.’ Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. Let is snow, let…

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Monday, December 3, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Do You Believe? The Cher Show Officially Opens on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

The new Broadway bio-musical The Cher Show celebrates opening night at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre on December 3. Tony nominee Jason Moore directs the production, which began previews …

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The Kennedy Center Honors felt different, and it was all because of ‘Hamilton’ by Peter Marks

Musical tributes stood out, but the presence of the Broadway musical and its creators provided a night of firsts.

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ANSWER THE CALL by Joe Dziemianowicz

Bilingual American women worked as telephone operators in World War I, and their story is turned into a stirring musical here.

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Donald Sutherland Joins HBO Limited Series “The Undoing” by Blouin Artinfo

Emmy and Oscar Winner Donald Sutherland has joined Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in HBO’s upcoming drama series “The Undoing.”The limited series “The Undoing,” is based on the book …

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Everybody Knows — Leonard Cohen’s vision of a society rotten to its core

Darkness and humour pervade a track that yielded some surprising cover versions

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The Cher Show Opens on Broadway December 3 by Adam Hetrick

Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond star as the entertainment icon in the new Broadway bio-musical that opens at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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Seth Rudetsky Hosts Red Bucket Follies at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre by Andrew Gans

Norbert Leo Butz, Noma Dumezweni, Ashley Park, Cherry Jones, and many more are part of the December 3–4 performances benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Steven Levenson’s If I Forget Airs December 3 by Andrew Gans

The personal and political play from the Tony-winning librettist of Dear Evan Hansen can be seen on Thirteen in the New York City area.

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Darcy Oake and The Illusionists Bring a Little Legerdemain to Broadway by Mark Peikert

After Britain’s Got Talent and performing for The Queen, the magician will next wow The Great White Way.

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Dance News: "Dance Because You Can," A New Book by Choreographer Amy Jordan by The Dance Enthusiast

"Dance Because You Can," a new book by choreographer Amy Jordan, highlights 5 steps to transform Trauma into Triumph.

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Dance News: Merce Cunningham Trust, the Barbican, BAM, and CAP UCLA Announce "Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event" by The Dance Enthusiast

The Merce Cunningham Trust, the Barbican, BAM, and CAP UCLA have announced "Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event." The late, legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham’s 100th bir…

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