Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Uncle Jack Charles by Arts Review

Who is Uncle Jack Charles? It’s strange I never was plucked out of obscurity with the intention of being a you beaut actor. It was accidental when the New Theatre came to the Gladys-Nicho…

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Street Photography by Arts Review

Street Photography – a new exhibition opening at the Museum of Sydney on Saturday 8 December, explores the heyday of this once popular but now forgotten genre. Following a hugely succe…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘Selkie’ Makes a Splash of Bad Romance by Laura Collins-Hughes

In Krista Knight’s muddled dramedy, an abusive husband and his fearful wife are joined by a mythological sea creature.

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Perpetual Frustration Machine by Arts Review

An explosive insight into the universal dilemma of modern human desire, combining surreal circus work with athletic brilliance, astonishing imagery and provocative text, one of Australia’s…

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Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory review - family matters in this sensitive musical revival by Marianka Swain

Trevor Nunn's intimate staging provides a soulful seasonal outingThere’s a welcome alternative to panto hijinks in this gem of a Trevor Nunn musical revival – more attuned to the bi…

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Photo Flash: TOOTSIE's Santino Fontana Comes to Broadway At Birdland by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Santino Fontana on Monday, December 3. Mr. Fontana will return to the historic stage on December 17, with another 7pm show.

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VIDEO: Hugh Jackman And Emily Blunt Chat About MARY POPPINS RETURNS And What Makes A Great Musical by Stage Tube

This week actors Emily Blunt and Hugh Jackman, no strangers to the musical format, met up for Variety's Actors On Actors series to chat about the ins and outs of making a musical and what it…

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The Nutcracker For Chicago by Joe Patti

I just saw this article on NextCity about the Joffrey Ballet’s effort to “make a new American Nutcracker” by setting the story in Chicago during the 1893 Colombian Expositi…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

El Camino High School cuts ribbon on new center for the arts

The El Camino Fundamental High School community celebrated the opening of the school’s new Center for the Arts. Hundreds of staff, students and community members were present for the ribbo…

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El Camino Fundamental High School gets new center for the arts

El Camino High School's new Center for the Arts was opened Monday evening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. The facility was paid for by bond measure N, approved in 2012. ……

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Actors' Equity Members Take #NotALabRat Campaign To Broadway Audiences by BroadwayWorld

Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 Actors and Stage Managers, announced that the Union's NotALabRat campaign entered a new phase, where Equity…

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2018 AACTA Award Winners Announced in Sydney by Arts Review

In a big year for Australian screen stories, Sweet Country, Mystery Road, Riot, Ladies in Black, Nicole Kidman, Warwick Thornton, Deborah Mailman and Simon Baker were among the winners anno…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at BC/EFA's Record-Breaking RED BUCKET FOLLIES by BroadwayWorld

Equality, inclusion and joy permeated the performances at this year's poignant and record-breaking Red Bucket Follies. The show celebrated six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising by 67 Broadwa…

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Sydney Festival Launches Australia’s First Disability Programming Initiative by Arts Review

Aiming to increase the number of artists with disability creating work for festivals, Sydney Festival has launched Australia’s first Disability Programming Initiative. The initiative, in…

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Hole review – history of female empowerment with heavy gravity by Michael Billington

Royal Court, London Ellie Kendrick livens up her inventive debut with astrophysics and ancient Greek myth – but it could use more concrete argumentEllie Kendrick’s hour-long debut play c…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Menier Chocolate Factory by Louis Train

In Trevor Nunn's extraordinary new production of Fiddler on the Roof, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a dimension of intimacy and immediacy recasts a familar show, dragging it, sometimes te…

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Bryan Cranston Backs SAG-AFTRA’s ‘Ads Go Union’ Campaign by Dave McNary

SAG-AFTRA has brought on Bryan Cranston to back its “Ads Go Union” campaign to persuade advertisers to stop using non-union actors. “Whether you’re working on a Broad…

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BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

Lucky Londoners have the opportunity to catch three different productions of The Nutcracker over the festive period this year. But having viewed Sir Peter Wright's 1984 production for the Ro…

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A Christmas Carol starring Stephen Tompkinson review at Old Vic, London – ‘joyful and generous’ by Tim Bano

There’s still no better, or more bitter, attack on austerity and inequality than A Christmas Carol. Returning after its success last year

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Editor’s View: After Cameron Mackintosh’s failed bid, what next for the Ambassadors Theatre? by Alistair Smith

Designed by WGR Sprague in 1913, the 425-seat Ambassadors Theatre is probably best known today as having been the West End’s long-term

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A different kind of holiday tribute with 'Always ... Patsy Cline' at North Coast Rep by James Hebert

It’s been 30 years now since “Always … Patsy Cline” was first produced, which means that the show now has been around as long as its famous country-music namesake was alive. That doe…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Hole review at Royal Court, London – ‘reverberates with feminist rage’ by Sam Marlowe

Women, as everyone knows, have no body hair. We are naturally smaller, quieter and more polite than men. We like nothing better

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REVIEW: Hole, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Mark Ludmon reviews Ellie Kendrick’s debut play Hole at the Royal Court directed by the team behind RashDash theatre company This post REVIEW: Hole, Royal Court Theatre ✭…

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Photo Flash: ROBINSON CRUSOE Opens To Rave Reviews At Greenwich Theatre by BroadwayWorld

On Friday 30 December Greenwich Theatre welcomed the press to the opening night performance of Robinson Crusoe, the latest in a long line of traditional celebrity-free pantomimes at the Sout…

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Classical Music CD Review: American Romantics, Mozart Sonatas for fortepiano & violi, & Brahms Cello Sonatas by Jonathan Blumhofer

American String Quartet's disc features the premiere recording of Robert Sirota’s String Quartet no. 2, American Pilgrimage.

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Review: True West at Vaudeville Theatre by Ava Wong Davies

Ava Wong Davies writes on a production that's strong in hotness, but lacking in menace. The post Review: True West at Vaudeville Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Erica Lustig and Ezekiel Andrew To Lead BEAUTY AND THE BEAST At White Plains Performing Arts Center by BroadwayWorld

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast as the White Plains Performing Arts Center WPPAC proudly announces the cast for the dazzling holiday …

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True West Stars Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano Prepare for Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Sam Shepard's True West is coming back to Broadway! Starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano, the revival will alsofeature Gary Wilmes and Marylouise Burke. True West, directed by&nb…

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Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman stop by HQ to chat about Mary Poppins Returns and more with Paul Wontorek. 

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THE BOX OF DELIGHTS Wilton’s Music Hall E1 by Libby Purves and Friends

DARK MAGIC,  REAL THEATRE     Long, long before Harry Potter there was a gallant orphan, a boy dreamer sucked into a world of murderous magic, facing grief and responsibility alike.   Tw…

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Old Vic SE1 by Libby Purves and Friends

DICKENS UNCHAINED: A SCROOGE FOR OUR TIMES          It is , if possible, even finer and more heartfelt and gripping, tuneable and serious and moving than last year.   My  former r…

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PRETTY WOMAN On Broadway Now On Sale Through September 2019 by BroadwayWorld

A new block of tickets for PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL for performances through Sunday, September 1, 2019, goes on sale exclusively through Broadway Direct beginning Thur…

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Hole, Royal Court review - anger is not quite enough by Aleks.sierz

Short new play from actor Ellie Kendrick is full of ferocity, but lacks originalityActor Ellie Kendrick is a familiar face on television, but it's only as a writer that she reveals the depth…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Theater Review: SHE LOVES ME (Actors Co-op) by Tony Frankel

LITTLE SHOP OF HAPPINESS I’ll be the first to admit that it may be impossible to create a bad production of the 1963 jewel-box musical She Loves Me. This perfect show, based on the 1937 pl…

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Review Roundup: Find Out What Critics Thought of TRUE WEST Starring Kit Harington by Review Roundups

Kit Harington - renowned for his leading role in the internationally acclaimed series Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of the widely celebrated film Beast and US TV series Genius, s…

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Actors Theatre Announces Opportunities for Humana Festival by American Theatre Editors

Actors Theatre is looking for guest speakers and will also be awarding festival passes to theatre professionals and artists.

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'Act(s) of God' from Lookingglass sets its cast by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Lookingglass Theatre Company set casting for the world premiere of “Act(s) of God” written by ensemble member Kareem Bandealy and directed by ensemble member Heidi Stillman…

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2018 Red Bucket Follies Raises $6.1 Million; Watch Highlights From the Competition by Ryan McPhee

The Hamilton tour was named top donor at the recently renamed annual celebration, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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The Goodman casts world premiere of 'How to Catch Creation' by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, the Goodman Theatre announced its cast for the world premiere of “How to Catch Creation” by Christina Anderson. The show will be directed by Niegel Smith, who most recently…

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VIDEO: HAMILTON, THE LION KING, And More Take the Stage at BC/EFA Red Bucket Follies! by Stage Tube

Equality, inclusion and joy permeated the performances at this year's poignant and record-breaking Red Bucket Follies. The show celebrated six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising by 67 Broadwa…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Lewsiton/Clarkston” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater by Joseph Verlezza

Hopefully there will be another extension to the current run in its present state. Playwright Samuel D. Hunter has written a new classic American play, not quite a tragedy, but that being sa…

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Livestreaming Monuments: Shaping Public Space, Memory & Culture: Discussion

By . New England Foundation for the Arts and WBUR present a discussion on Monuments: Shaping Public Space, Memory, and Culture livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlR…

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A Sneak Peek at Matt Bomer in Will & Grace by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star, most recently seen on Broadway in The Boys in the Band, guest stars on the December 6 episode.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 12/5/18 by Mark G Auerbach

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 12/5/18. "Home For The Holidays" at The Majestic, Kevin Winkler's new Fosse book, and "Hamilton" comes to Hartford, plus arts news for WMass and NoCT.

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Toby and Mickey, two African elephants who lived at Grant's Farm, have died by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mickey had suffered a brain tumor, and their deaths did not appear to be related, officials said.

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16 Stage Favorites to See in Season 2 of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel by Ruthie Fierberg

With the new season of the Emmy-winning comedy now available, audiences can watch Broadway faves like Tony Shalhoub, Zachary Levi, Brandon Uranowitz and more.

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See the Cast and Creative Team of Broadway's True West Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Ethan Hawke and Paul F. Dano lead the Roundabout revival which begins December 27.

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BWW TV: Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano Gear Up for Broadway Return in TRUE WEST! by BroadwayWorld TV

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony amp Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald The Children.

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Top Theatre Stories: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Roberto Araujo

The latest about the Torch Song, Hugh Jackman, Annaleigh Ashford, and more in today's news.

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Jessica Lange to Join Ben Platt & Laura Dreyfuss in Ryan Murphy's The Politician by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Jessica Lange is the latest star added to the cast of The Politician, a new Netflix comedy series written and executive-produced by Ryan Murphy, according to Deadline. Murphy'…

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Frozen Star Patti Murin on Twitter Truth-Telling, Her Other Princess Dream and More on Show People by

Literally, Patti Murin is Broadway royalty. She is playing the princess Anna in Disney's Frozen. Prior to that, she appeared on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu as wel…

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Patti Murin of Frozen by

Frozen's Patti Murin discusses starring in the Disney hit, truth-telling on Twitter, the musical she and hubby Colin Donnell want to lead and more.

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Quicksand by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Quicksand," Nella Larsen’s 1928 award-winning first novel, has been given an ambitious, epical stage adaptation by Everyday Inferno Theatre Company working out of the IRT Theater. While R…

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Full Cast Revealed for White Plains Performing Arts Center Beauty and the Beast by Logan Culwell-Block

Erica Lustig and Ezekial Andrew will lead the cast of the holiday production.

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Kate Baldwin Will Bring How Did You Get This Number? to Detroit by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award nominee will play the Marlene Boll Theater in May.

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Prop E Gives San Francisco Artists Firm Financial Footing

by Rotimi Agbabiaka Editor?s Note: This is the first in a two-part series about the victorious campaign for Proposition E. In this article, we explore the financial impact the new legislati…

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New West Side Story Movie Is Looking for Its Maria by Olivia Clement

Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner's film adaptation will hold an open call in Puerto Rico and is also accepting video submissions.

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Rose Wilder Lane: Of “Little House” and Libertarianism by Trav S.D.

Just a few brief words of acknowledgment for Rose Wilder Lane (1886-1968). Today Lane is best known as instigator-editor-maybe-ghostwriter of her mother Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little H…

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Review: ‘Anastasia’ at The Hippodrome Theatre by John Harding

There’s nothing wrong with Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical that a little modern relevance wouldn’t cure. It certainly looks sensational inside the grand proscenium framing of Baltimo…

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

Whitney White Wins 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award by Adam Hetrick

White is currently represented Off-Broadway with What to Send Up When It Goes Down.

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WEST SIDE STORY Film Launches Search for Maria; Open Call to Be Held in Puerto Rico by BroadwayWorld

Steven Spielberg's West Side Story film adaptation is well on its way to hitting the screen. The production is launching a national search for the pivotal character of Maria, find out more b…

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Photo Flash: Chilina Kennedy Led A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theater Company by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has a first look at A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s, at the Delaware Theater Company's 40th Annivers…

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What Did Critics Think of Michael Mayer’s La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera? by Ryan McPhee

The production opened December 4 at the New York house under the baton of new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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"Holiday Inn" (now through December 30) at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, N.J. by Simon Saltzman

Nicholas Rodriguez (center) and companyForgive me if I am not playing fair when I say that this absolutely delightful production of “Holiday Inn” has the sparkles even if it is not gener…

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See Who’s Joining Sting in Canadian Premiere of His Musical The Last Ship by Andrew Gans

Lorne Campbell, who penned the new book, also directs.

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Exclusive: Arcade Amerikana Invites Audiences Into a Virtual Desert Rehab Facility by Olivia Clement

Industry City's new immersive theatre experience blends live performance, cinema, and rave.

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn at the Paper Mill Playhouse by Jk Clarke

      by Adam Cohen   One man’s ambition is comfortable, while to another it is anathema. This is the simplest way to convey the central theme of Irving Berlin’s Holi…

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Esa-Pekka Salonen Named San Francisco Symphony’s New Music Director by Ryan McPhee

The former Los Angeles Philharmonic music director will assume the role in 2020, as the orchestra undergoes a new leadership model.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Liz Callaway – A Hymn to Her by Sandi Durell

  A mature artist revisits a show, revealing deeper interpretations and a richer, layered voice       By Joel Benjamin   It’s always a pleasure to hear Liz Callawa…

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The Head and the Load Review: Colonized Africans during World War I by New York Theater

Many events have been marking the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I, including several on New York stages – among them, the solo play “Private Peaceful,” the “docudrama…

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Los Angeles to Consider Vegan Food Mandate at Theaters by Gmaddaus

A Los Angeles city councilman proposed on Wednesday that the city require movie theaters and sports venues to serve vegan food. The law would make Los Angeles the first city in the nation to…

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What a million means in 2018 by Lorraine Treanor

During the twelve years that DC Theatre Scene has been online, our theatre community has realized tremendous growth and has become one of the most important theatre hubs in America. We’re …

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2018 WINTER APPEAL — Keep The Arts Fuse Lit! by Bill Marx

Help sustain an endangered species -- substantial critical coverage of the arts.

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Chorus Sing-along by Choy Siew Woon at Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay, Singapore by Blouin Artinfo

As part of the Voices-A Festival of Song 2018, Singapore-based Choy Siew Woon will be on stage for an hour of musical fun at the Esplanade, Singapore on Dec 8, 2018.Choy Siew Woon is a chora…

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VIDEO: Steve Buscemi and Daniel Radcliffe Star in the Trailer for MIRACLE WORKERS by Stage Tube

TBS' heaven-set workplace comedy,Miracle Workers, will premiere on Tuesday, February 12 at 1030 p.m. The series' first teaser, released today, shows God Buscemi as you've never seen him befo…

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Stallone is up there with Lucas and Spielberg: Dolph Lundgren by Blouin Artinfo

Dolph Lundgren has spoken to Sky News about working with Sylvester Stallone in the latest chapter of “Creed II.”Sky News reporters Bethany Minelle and Gemma Peplow, spoke at length with …

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August Wilson’s titanic ‘Gem of the Ocean’ sets sail at Round House by Nelson Pressley

The operatically scaled drama examines post-slavery America as the 20th century begins.

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Claybourne Elder, Tamika Lawrence, John Riddle, and More Set for Broadway Sings Lady Gaga: Unplugged by Adam Hetrick

The concert will take place December 10 at The Green Room 42.

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Review: A State of Mind, Tristan Bates Theatre by Alannah Jones

A State of Mind is a one-woman verbatim piece about mental health that directly recounts the stories and lived experiences of a self-proclaimed rather “wonky” middle-aged woman named Bil…

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Daniel's Husband Will End Its Run at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The celebrated transfer of Michael McKeever's moving comic drama Daniel's Husband will conclude its run at the Westside Theatre on December 30. Joe Brancato directs the play, which b…

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Concert Review: ‘Joshua Bell’ at The Meyerhoff by Jv Torres

The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is generally a place where magnificence and magic fuse in musical symmetry. With violin soloist, chamber musician, and Grammy award-winning recording artis…

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Tomorrow on TCM (Starting Early): Classic Laurel and Hardy Features! by Trav S.D.

Tomorrow, December 6 on TCM, starting at 6am (EST): several classic Laurel and Hardy features. Please follow me on Twitter at @TravSD — I may live tweet along with the movie as I often…

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VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of KISS ME, KATE Photoshoot with Kelli O'Hara & Will Chase! by Stage Tube

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, casting is complete for the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara as 'KateLilli Va…

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BWW's Theatre Industry Podcast 'The OHenry Report' Discusses Scheduling the Spring Season on Broadway by Ohenry Report

On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks with his 'OHenry Report' co-producer, BroadwayWorld a…

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Killing Your Darlings: How Playwrights Decide When To Cut Passages They Love by Artsjournal1

“As novelist William Faulkner said about writing, but is applicable to all creative endeavours: ‘You must kill all your darlings.’ That said, killing your darlings can be r…

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Tonya Pinkins to Offer Naughty & Nice at Green Room 42 by Adam Hetrick

The star of Jelly’s Last Jam and Caroline, or Change will join Brad Simmons for a December 16 holiday concert.

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BWW Flashback: We Pledge ALLEGIANCE- The San Diego Premiere! by BroadwayWorld

George Takei's ground-breaking Broadway musical is back by popular demand this holiday season Experience Allegiance on the big screen on December 11, featuring an exclusive conversation with…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Coverage: Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano & the Company of TRUE WEST Meet the Press! by Jennifer Broski

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony amp Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald The Children.

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“LAN Huahua” at NCPA, Beijing by Blouin Artinfo

Eminent Chinese conductor LU Jia leads this opera based on a popular Chinese folk song at Beijing’s NCPA from December 20-25, 2018.According to the website of NCPA Beijing, this opera depi…

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Hartford library announces lineup for 2019 Baby Grand Jazz series by Christopher Arnott

Hartford Public Library has announced the 15 jazz acts playing in its free, Sunday-afternoon 2019 Baby Grand Jazz Series, which opens Jan. 6 with a special Three Kings Day concert featuring …

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Porchlight announces cast for 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Porchlight Music Theatre’s announced its cast for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” its staging of Broadway’s 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. With musi…

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BroadwayHD To Stream Award-Winning Musical THE LION by TV News Desk

BroadwayHD, the world's premiere online streaming platform delivering more than 250 premium live productions to theatre fans globally, today announced that the Geffen Playhouse production of…

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The Haas Brothers at the Bass Museum, Miami — furry beasts, pink tinsel and velveteen cacti

Known for creating seven-foot bronze penises, the artist-designer duo’s recent work is less about sex and more about the natural world

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Daniel's Husband to Close Off-Broadway December 30 by Olivia Clement

Michael McKeever’s play, remounted for an open-ended run at the Westside Theatre, sets a closing date.

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Why Cuba’s artists are protesting

As Cuban art goes on show in Miami, artists back home are being jailed after protesting a draconian new law

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Burnley Empire saved after campaign group buy it for £1 by Giverny Masso

A campaign to reopen the derelict Burnley Empire Theatre has taken a major step forward, after the building was sold to a

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Hugh Jackman World Tour Tickets on sale Friday 5 December by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Hugh Jackman has announced details of his first ever world tour taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London. Hugh Jackman tickets are on sale 7 December at 9am. This post Hug…

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“Miss Saigon” at The JFK Center for the Performing Arts, Washington by Blouin Artinfo

A tragedy of passion and beauty, ”Miss Saigon,” will be on stage in a new production at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from December 12,2018 through January 13, 2019.…

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Review: ‘Gem of the Ocean’ at Round House Theatre by John Stoltenberg

There are only ever seven characters onstage in this majestic production—three of them former slaves—but it is as if multitudes of Africans lost crossing the ocean or sold in chains are …

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Go Inside the Steinberg Playwright Awards Honoring Suzan-Lori Parks by Marc J. Franklin

The ceremony was held at Lincoln Center Theatre December 3.

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Lili-Anne Brown to direct cast of Haven's 'The Total Bent' by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Haven Theatre, in association with About Face Theatre, announced casting for its Midwest premiere of “The Total Bent,” featuring text by Stew and music and lyrics by Stew a…

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Cast Members of Moulin Rouge!, Hello, Dolly!, and More Named Ensemblists of the Year by Ruthie Fierberg

Four of Broadway’s most esteemed chorus members earn the coveted award.

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Broadway Replacement Stars That Left Us Stunned: The Lion King Fierce Star Bradley Gibson

In our new photo and interview series, BroadwayBox spotlights 10 incredible Broadway replacement stars. Next up, The Lion King star Bradley Gibson.

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Hamilton dominates 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards nominations by Robin Johnson

Hamilton, following its record-breaking Olivier Award nominations, has had 12 nods for the 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards, dominating a starry list of nominees. The post Hamilton dominates 2019 Wh…

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Oskar Eustis, the man who greenlit 'Hamilton,' heralds power of theater in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He will be guest speaker at the 2018 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards on Dec. 10.

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Margo Siebert and Andrew Durand Lead Industry Reading of New Musical It’s The Bear by Ruthie Fierberg

From the choreographer of Broadway’s upcoming Beetlejuice comes a new murder mystery musical.

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Annaleigh Ashford to Star as Judy Holliday in Major Motion Picture Smart Blonde by Andy Lefkowitz

Annaleigh Ashford has landed her first headlining role on the big screen. The Tony-winning Broadway favorite will portray Tony and Oscar winner Judy Holliday in the new biopic Smart Blonde, …

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Critic gets death threats for calling Ariana Grande video ‘anti-queer’ by Hannah Frishberg

Die-hard Ariana Grande fans are threatening one critic’s life. Grindr-owned LGBTQ news site INTO has removed the byline of the author who wrote an op-ed condemning the record-breaking …

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R. Kelly’s Ex-wife Believes He Was Behind Bomb Threat at Lifetime Screening by Dee Lockett

Lifetime’s Tuesday night New York City screening of its docuseries Surviving R. Kelly came to a halt when the NeueHouse Madison Square Garden theater had to be evacuated due to a gun threa…

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The Impact of Walt Disney by Trav S.D.

A long overdue post on Walt Disney (1901-1966) today. I have only dragged my feet to this point because Disney is one of those figures who is so major, and possesses so many facets (cartooni…

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“SNAP CLICK FLASH: All Access” Book Signing with Darrell Westmoreland by Blouin Artinfo

The Daily News reports that Darrell Westmoreland, who has taken pictures of rockstars in his career for the past 47 years, is busy signing copies of his 181-page book “SNAP CLICK FLASH: Al…

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FROM DOWN UNDER: Rent in Melbourne by Simon Parris

Youthful energy and intelligent direction burn brightly in this exhilarating new production of evergreen modern classic Rent in Melbourne.

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Uptown Theatre has already become a magnet for live music and buzz — just hear REO Speedwagon's reaction by Chris Jones

The door to the Uptown Theatre swung open. Dan Rather laughed. And the faces of REO Speedwagon all lit up like Christmas trees. The juxtaposition of personalities — the famed anchorman was…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Apollo Theater Announces Expansion Plans by American Theatre Editors

In addition to its historic 1,500-seat venue, the Harlem company will operate and manage two new venues.

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Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis makes West End debut in Dark Sublime by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Making her West End debut, Star Trek: The Next Generation star Marina Sirtis will take the lead in the world premiere of Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studios 2 in June 2019. Thi…

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Disabled Artists Launch National Disability Theatre by American Theatre Editors

A group of theatre artists with disabilities are creating a producing company.

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VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sings of Trumps Favorite Things in Latest Musical Parody! by Stage Tube

The hills are alive with the sound of Mueller inRandy Rainbow's latest political parody.Watch below as he sings of Trump's favorite things hint they do not include raindrops on roses nor whi…

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Annaleigh Ashford to Play Judy Holliday in SMART BLONDE by TV News Desk

Tony winner, Annaleigh Ashford has been cast as Judy Holliday in'Smart Blonde,' a biopicabout about Oscar-winning actress, according to Deadline.

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Will ‘A Star Is Born’ be the 4th film to win Best Picture and lead acting Oscars? by Joyce Eng

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are aiming to be the eighth onscreen duo to win Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars. But they could join even more rarefied air if “A Star Is Born” al…

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C’Mon People – Your Behavior In The Theatre Is Dreadful! by Artsjournal

Every night there is bad and thoughtless behavior conducted by people who may have spent hundreds of dollars on theater tickets yet seemingly have no idea how to behave in an actual theater.…

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BWW Exclusive: Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with Items from BC/EFA! by Broadwaygirl Nyc

'It's December again How did that happen Where did 2018 go And more importantly... how am I going to get all of my holiday shopping done'

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Review: August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at Round House Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

Round House Theatre is providing a rare opportunity to catch one of August Wilson’s most mystical productions, Gem of the Ocean. It is magical, theatrical, and historical all rolled into o…

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Manga comes to British Museum

Pieces from in-house collection and Japan to go on show in blockbuster show

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‘Clueless’ Was Amy Heckerling’s Masterpiece. Is She Done With It? As If. by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Heckerling, the pioneering director behind “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” is turning “Clueless” into a musical. Will she finally get her due?

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Hello, Dolly!, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, More Will Return to the Silver Screen by Andrew Gans

The TCM Big Screen Classics series will offer 14 favorite films throughout 2019.

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Sorry to Bother You — a horror-comedy-racism satire that falls flat

Boots Riley’s film is eclipsed by 2017’s similarly themed Get Out

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Best of theater 2018: Sensations that crossed borders by Peter Marks

Splendid work, from the Great Lakes to D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront, knows no boundaries.

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Best of theater 2018: Distinguished visitors and hometown heroes by Nelson Pressley

Touring productions and local standouts that illuminated Washington stages.

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Annaleigh Ashford Will Star in Judy Holliday Biopic by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner will play the stage and screen star in Smart Blonde.

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School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play to Be Filmed by WNET-TV for 2019 Airing by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's MCC Theater has announced that Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play will be captured on film by WNET-TV in advance of its December 9 closing da…

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Can You Name the Broadway Theater Where These Musicals Originally Opened? by Logan Culwell-Block

See if you can match the original productions and the Broadway theatres where they first played with our quiz!

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‘Delivers the goods & then some’: JACK & THE BEANSTALK – Musselburgh ★★★★ by Thom Dibdin

There’s a happy ending, beginning and indeed, middle, as Jack and the Beanstalk gets a Musselburgh makeover at the Brunton Theatre this festive season.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Lars von Trier returns to the dark corners of the human psyche in The House that Jack Built

Matt Dillon gives the performance of his life as a serial killer in this brutal film

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Closing Time! Last Call for Five Great Broadway Plays & Musicals You Don't Want to Miss

You only have a few weeks to see Summer, Head Over Heels, Torch Song, The Play That Goes Wrong and Once On This Island

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Eden Espinosa Will Celebrate Album Release With New York City Concert by Adam Hetrick

The Wicked and Lempicka star, soon to be seen in the national tour of Falsettos, will play Sony Hall in January.

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Hari Kondabolu review – standup's bid to step out of Apu's shadow by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, London In his new show, American Hour, the comedian delivers barbed routines on race, religion and culture wars‘I don’t want to be a cartoon martyr,” says Hari Kondabolu,…

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Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls to Be Filmed for PBS by Olivia Clement

The acclaimed African Mean Girls Play, which wraps up its extended return engagement Off-Broadway December 9, will be seen on WNET-TV.

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WhatsOnStage Awards 2019: nominations in full by Giverny Masso

Hamilton leads the nominations for this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards, picking up 12, with performers Carey Mulligan, Rosalie Craig and Arinze Kene also

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Here’s why the Hamilton is one of the nation’s busiest restaurants by Tom Sietsema

1.5 stars | The behemoth doesn’t get everything right, but its strengths are many and its hospitality is polished.

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Fund to support critics in Wales ends after four years by Giverny Masso

A fund to support theatre critics in Wales is to end due to the cancellation of the Wales Theatre Awards. The Wales

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Chris Lawson named acting artistic director of Oldham Coliseum by Matthew Hemley

Oldham Coliseum associate director Chris Lawson has become acting artistic director, following the departure of Kevin Shaw. Shaw was also chief executive,

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Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse drops out of national portfolio amid financial woes by Georgia Snow

The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse is no longer part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio, with the theatre admitting that its failed

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Knight Foundation Announces $37 Million Investment in Miami Arts by American Theatre Editors

The foundation also announced the five winners of the inaugural Knight New Work Miami initiative and honored 21 Knight Arts Champions.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Santino Fontana in Drag for TOOTSIE! by BroadwayWorld

Following its world premiere pre-Broadway engagement at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, Tootsie is getting ready to open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre. Bel…

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GUEST BLOG: Tips for Finding the Perfect Venue for Your Project by Britt Lafield

So you have raised all the capital for your production, you have your cast, you have your crew and marketing team. Great! Now you need a theater. In many ways, your theater is as important a…

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Hugh Jackman and Emily Blunt Want to Do a Musical Together by Ruthie Fierberg

The actors talk collaboration, Mary Poppins Returns, and how Pharrell Williams nearly wrote the Greatest Showman score.

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Chita Rivera Sets New San Francisco Concert Dates by Adam Hetrick

The two-time Tony Award winner will appear at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in March.

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Robert Redford steals the show as an ageing bank robber in The Old Man and the Gun

Casey Affleck co-stars in this truth-based film directed by David Lowery

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Jazz CD Review: Fred Hersch Trio ’97 @ The Village Vanguard by Steve Feeney

With two able bandmates, Fred Hersch is inspired to unwind a nice set of standards and a few originals.

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SDCF Commissions 5 Choreographers to Create Original Works Honoring Agnes de Mille by Olivia Clement

Raja Feather Kelly, Kitty McNamee, Al Blackstone, Jenn Rose, and Katie Spelman will debut their pieces at the Mr. Abbott Award Gala.

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‘It’s a show everyone can see a bit of themselves in’: Andrew Finnigan performs one-man musical Drip at the Bush Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Andrew Finnigan chats about being in one-man musical Drip, playing at the Bush Theatre until 22 December 2018.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

What Did Critics Think of London’s True West, Starring Kit Harington? by Ryan McPhee

Matthew Dunster’s production of the Sam Shepard play opened December 4.

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Mercury's revival of 'Avenue Q' will end run on Dec. 30 by Kt Hawbaker

L. Walter Stearns, executive director of Mercury Theater, announced that the company’s production of “Avenue Q” will conclude on Dec. 30. “It has been a joy ride and a success that w…

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Looking for Glitzy Portraits of Stephanie J. Block & the Cast of The Cher Show? We Got You, Babe! by Lindsey Sullivan

The stars of The Cher Show are just as glam as the icon they celebrate every night on Broadway! The eagerly anticipated new musical officially opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on D…

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Don't Be Like Kanye at The Cher Show! Six Theater Etiquette Tips to Remember by Eric King

This is the year Kanye West kept getting himself in trouble with his phone, but at the Broadway opening of The Cher Show on December 3, it wasn't a rogue tweet about politics that p…

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Will the Real Cher Please Speak Up! The Cast and Friends of The Cher Show Take On a Red Carpet Challenge! by

At the opening night of The Cher Show, Matt Rodin asks cast members and guests to "Cher" famous movie lines.

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The Wind in the Willows review at New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme – ‘inventive in-the-round staging’ by Anna Winter

The New Vic’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic is full of gentle whimsy and clever stagecraft. The cast of accomplished actor-musicians begins

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Five Burning Questions with Jersey Boys Star Aaron De Jesus

Aaron De Jesus talks playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, his passion for travel, and how he keeps his voice Four Seasons ready.

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Sneak Peek: The Cher Show by Broadwaydirect

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture — breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letti…

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Santino Fontana, John Gallagher Jr., Bonnie Milligan Join New York Stage and Film Gala by Adam Hetrick

The December 9 gala honors Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig and outgoing NYSAF Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs review at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen – ‘lacking in energy’ by Nicole Hepburn

Comedy duo Alan McHugh and Jordan Young have been at the heart of Aberdeen’s pantomime for over a decade. Together they bring

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Why producers and theater owners turn to holiday bookings by Gordon Cox

Sometimes on Broadway, you have to mobilize quickly. Take producer Jeffrey Chrzczon. He scored a prime Broadway theater, the Imperial, for his new Christmas-themed show — but he landed the…

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Jessica Lange Cast in THE POLITICIAN with Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss by TV News Desk

Jessica Lange has been added to the cast of the Ryan Murphy's satirical comedy 'The Politician,' according toTheWrap. Lange will star alongside 'Dear Evan Hansen' stars Ben Platt and Laura D…

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Photo Flash: First Look at NINE NIGHT in the West End by BroadwayWorld

Nine Night, Natasha Gordon's critically acclaimed play transfers from the National Theatre to the Trafalgar Studios on 1 December 2018 press night 6 December in a co-production with Trafalga…

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Cheer review at the Other Room, Cardiff – ‘a cynical anti-Christmas comedy’ by Nicholas Davies

The Other Room pub theatre has created a Christmas tradition of offering a grown-up ‘anti-panto’ as an antidote to the usual family-oriented

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The poet Hester Pulter: hear her voice after 400 years

‘Ask yourself how many millions of women’s voices in history were never heard at all’

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Broadway Actors Will Perform All-New Holiday Songs in Free Broadway's Future Songbook Series Concert by Andrew Gans

Students and graduates from Marymount Manhattan College will also take part in concert events.

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Jessica Lange Will Join Ben Platt in New Netflix Series The Politician by Andrew Gans

Dear Evan Hansen alum Laura Dreyfuss will also appear in the Ryan Murphy satirical comedy.

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BWW TV: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels & More Talk Bringing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD From Page to Stage by Tv - Press Previews

Previews are currently underway at the Shubert Theatre for the Broadway production ofHarper Lee'sTo Kill A Mockingbird, a new play byAaron Sorkin, starringJeff Danielsas Atticus Finch. Danie…

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Jazz/Book Review: Saxophonist Dexter Gordon — Portrait of a Sophisticated Giant by Steve Provizer

Sophisticated Giant paints a convincing picture of an extremely charming, intelligent, resilient, and talented man.

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Anne Hathaway Offered Role in SESAME STREET Movie Musical by TV News Desk

Anne Hathawayhas been offered a starring role in the moviemusical Sesame Street' at Warner Bros, according to Variety.

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Radical Inclusion of Parent Artists by Lydia Milman Schmidt

By Lydia Milman Schmidt. Lydia Milman Schmidt, founder of the advocacy group Parents in Chicago Theatre, looks at the progressive policies Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has in place when it com…

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‘Let the warmth of saccharine-coated sweetness work its magic’: PLAID TIDINGS – Bridge House Theatre ★★★ by Anne Cox

The twist in Plaid Tidings at London’s Bridge House Theatre is, of course, that the stars are dead, killed in a car crash. But when has a trivial mishap like that ever stopped a group from…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

5 London musicals you have to see before they close by Carly-Ann Clements

Here are five massive musicals you have to see before they take their final West End bow and close in January 2019. Don't miss your last chance to see them. The post 5 London musicals you ha…

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Patrons Ask For Refunds Following 'Terrible' Performance of THE WIZ in Louisville by Stephanie Wild

A recent performance of The Wiz at Brown Theatre in Louisville had patrons asking for a refund, according to Courier Journal.

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BWW Exclusive: David De Silva Reflects on 30 Years of FAME by BroadwayWorld

Fame is said to be fleeting, but it isn't in London -- at least not where the musical is concerned.

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Susan Grace

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VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt Cook Up a MARY POPPINS-Inspired Meal With Ina Garten by Stage Tube

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt, stars of the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, are hitting the kitchen for an upcoming episode of Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Cook Like a Pro.

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Jimmy Akingbola joins voices praising harrowing drama AISHA – see what else has been tweeted? by Featured Content

"Tour de force", "powerful", "captivating" and "tremendously important" are just a few of the ways audiences have described child-marriage drama AISHA. Written, directed and produced by AJ, …

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Review: Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas at 1st Stage by Tim Treanor

No two things are more opposed to each other than war and Christmas. Christmas is a time to love life and our neighbor, to wish peace and good will toward all. War is a time to hate our neig…

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Review: How to Keep an Alien, a comedy about love and red tape by John Bavoso

Several years ago, a good friend of mine married a Swiss citizen. Over many glasses of wine, she detailed to me having to provide emails, OkCupid messages, photos, a dn receipts to prove the…

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Ofsted’s main goal is fairness (your views, December 6) by The Stage

Since you picked up the story (Ofsted chief: ‘Arts courses claim unrealistic career prospects’, November 29, p1), many of your readers have

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Emily Blunt and Hugh Jackman on Making Musicals (and Horror!) at the Movies by Terry Flores

Emily Blunt and Hugh Jackman sat down for Variety’s Actors on Actors. For more, click here.  Anyone who’s ever seen “The Greatest Showman” or “Les Misérables,” or the Broa…

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‘Amidst the highlights, the show is uneven’: HADESTOWN – National Theatre by Tom Bolton

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s ‘folk opera’, Hadestown, is based on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, the ultimate ancient story about music.

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Diary: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Frank Sinatra compare piano sizes by Tabard

There was a buzz in the air at the Other Palace last week. What’s the buzz?, Tabard hears you ask. Well, here

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In pictures (December 6): David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy, Leeds Playhouse, Seussical the Musical and more 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 Grimm Tales

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Finding Joy in Tough Times by American Theatre Editors

Amid a rough year, I heard stories of survival from folks seeing and sinking into moments of personal joy.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Bruce Springsteen Will Not Tour in 2019, Plans to Take a Break Following Broadway Run by Stephanie Wild

Bruce Springsteen is saying goodbye to Broadway on December 15, after over a year of performances in his hit show Springsteen on Broadway. The musician took to social media to set straight a…

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Sorry, Bruce Springsteen fans: The E Street Band won't tour in 2019 by , The Associated Press

The Boss says he wants a break after his "Springsteen on Broadway" show wraps up on Dec. 15 and he's working on various recording projects.        

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Vicky Featherstone: “We are very much at the tip of the iceberg” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts has a quick chat with Vicky Featherstone about new play, The Cane #metoo and positions of power and 2019’s very exciting programme. It is the final day of rehea…

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Pat Goldin: Miniature Man of Mystery by Trav S.D.

Some fragments on the mysterious Pat Goldin (1902-1971). Goldin appears to have been a vaudeville veteran who had been part of acrobatic duo, and later taught dance. He was a small fellow, a…

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BWW Interview: Stevie Basaula on his first RSC SEASON by Rona Kelly

The Royal Shakespeare Company brings their latest season to the Barbican this Winter, made up of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Merry Wives of Winter. A number of the cast appear in one o…

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Juliet Mills & Maxwell Caulfield Lead New Production Of Alfred Hitchcock's THE LADY VANISHES by BroadwayWorld

Bill Kenwright presents the latest instalment in the hugely successful Classic Thriller Theatre Company. 'Master of Suspense' Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes will open at Theatre Royal …

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Golden Globes predictions by film: Expect ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘The Favourite’ to grab the most nominations by Daniel Montgomery

We’re predicting 11 Golden Globe categories for film — everything except Best Score, Best Song and Best Foreign Film — and based on our forecasts it looks like the two top …

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Obituary: Andrew Burt – actor and voice-over artist who starred in Emmerdale and I’m Alan Partridge by Michael Quinn

As the novelist Jack Sugden newly returned home to take over the eponymous Emmerdale Farm in ITV’s pioneering lunchtime soap, Andrew Burt

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Lindsay Kemp tribute unveiled as dancer adopts his roles by Chris Wiegand

Exclusive: New work created in honour of the late dancer and performed by Vidya Patel and Daniela Maccari, who has taken on his signature stage rolesA tribute performance has been created fo…

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‘I think it’s genius’: Lem Knights chats about his role in new musical Billionaire Boy by Emma Clarendon

The actor Lem Knights chatted to Love London Love Culture about starring in the musical adaptation of David Walliams’s Billionaire Boy.

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BWW's On This Day - December 5, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Buckinghamshire College Group: Your foundation for a career in musical theatre by Promoted Content

Since its first intake of creative students in 1973, Buckinghamshire College Group’s Amersham Campus has established itself as a thriving centre of

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True West, Vaudeville Theatre, review: An engaging dose of visceral elation by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

While Harington impresses, it's Johnny Flynn whose comic perfection elevates this wonderfully warped production

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The Broadway Ladies: Ms. Broadway: December 2018 by JK

Her Broadway career spans over two decades, starting with an ensemble role the original cast of Jekyll and Hyde and all the way up to playing and icon's mother in the just-opened The Ch…

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BWW Review: THE BORROWERS, Tobacco Factory Theatres by Tim Wright

This Christmas, instead of merely treading the boards at Tobacco Factory Theatres, the actors are treading in between the boards in a delightful adaptation of Mary Norton's The Borrowers, a …

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Matt Henry and Drew McOnie among new patrons of Urdang Academy by Giverny Masso

Olivier award-winning performer Matt Henry is one of seven new patrons to be announced by Urdang Academy. Other patrons appointed by the

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Dick Whittington and His Cat review – fantastic panto is the rat's whiskers by Andrew Pulver

Oxford PlayhouseWith showers of sweets, a street-smart feline and plenty of gags for the grown-ups, this is a supremely comic productionYou don’t expect panto to tamper with the classic in…

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‘Flawed but ultimately charming production’: LITTLE WOMEN – The Space by Shanine Salmon

Little Women is a flawed but ultimately charming production. An edit in the first half and a better familiarity with the performance space and it would be even better. But as it is, I would …

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Careers Clinic: When should I send my acting showreel? by John Byrne

I’m about to do my first mail-out to agents and casting directors. Well, I say ‘about to’, but my new headshots, showreel

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

REVIEW: Hot Gay Time Machine, Trafalgar Studios 2 ✭✭✭✭ by Sophie Adnitt

By Sophie Adnitt Sophie Adnitt reviews Hot Gay Time Machine starring Zak Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow now playing at Trafalgar Studios 2. This post REVIEW: Hot Gay Time Machine, Trafalgar S…

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Cyndi Lauper at Beacon Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

The star-studded concert, presented by Marriott International and led by the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning Cyndi Lauper will be held on December 8, 2018, at the New York’s Beacon Th…

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Sergei Polunin: Ballet dancer's Putin posts on Instagram cause uproar in his native Ukraine by Roisin O'Connor, Roisin O'Connor

Polunin's recent praise for Vladimir Putin – just as tension with Russia is escalating over the seizure of three Ukrainian boats and their crews – has prompted controversy on social media

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Win the ultimate theatre-lover’s prize by Samar

One very lucky winner will receive a copy of every single Nick Hern Books publication released during their 30th anniversary in 2018 and £100 of Theatre Tokens. The post Win the ultimate th…

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Duncan Hendry to step down as chief executive of Capital Theatres by Thom Dibdin

Duncan Hendry, the chief executive of Edinburgh’s Capital Theatres, is to step down in June 2019 after seven years in the role.

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WOW LONDON 2019 Programme Announced by BroadwayWorld

The WOW Foundation has today announced plans for London 2019, in the build up to further activity across the UK and the rest of the world over the next two years. The London events, taking p…

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STAR TREK's Marina Sirtis Will Make West End Debut in DARK SUBLIME by BroadwayWorld

Making her West End debut, Star Trek The Next Generation star Marina Sirtis will take the lead in the world premiere of Dark Sublime. Further casting, including an iconic voice of Science F…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by BroadwayWorld

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.

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Obituary: David Conville – actor, writer and producer who transformed Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Michael Quinn

In his 25-year stewardship of London’s Open Air Theatre, David Conville transformed the venue into an essential fixture in the capital’s theatre

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REVIEW: Cinderella The Rock N Roll Panto, New Wolsey Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Cinderella, The Rock N Roll Panto at The New Wolsewy Theatre, Ipswich. This post REVIEW: Cinderella The Rock N Roll Panto, New Wolsey Theatre ✭✭✭…

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What’s Debbie looking forward to in December 2018? by Debbie Gilpin

Opening in London this month is the transfer of the NT’s Nine Night (now at Trafalgar Studios), Jailbirds at the Etcetera Theatre, Pinocchio at The Albany, One For The Road at the Rosemary…

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Lady Gaga, Barack Obama Among Most Popular Tweets of 2018 by Rachel Yang

Twitter has unveiled its top-trending topics and tweets of 2018, with Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and BTS commanding the most popular posts. Leave it to Gaga to write a tweet six years ago that…

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Second Saturday picks: Five picks for the monthly art walk

Chaitra Bangalore’s oil painting “An Arm and a Half” and Jennifer Lugris’ acrylic on canvas “Hope” are up in “Home and Away,” a presentation of two concurrent solo shows by &…

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Dance show brings avant-garde Japanese art form to UC Davis performances

Fluidity of motion and life-affirming philosophy will come alive at UC Davis with this week’s “Every-Body, No-Body” butoh performances. The shows are an exciting form of avant-garde Ja…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

The Borrowers review at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol – ‘Delightful, perfectly judged adaptation’ by Ben Kulvichit

With its wooden floors and low ceilings, Bristol’s Tobacco Factory feels like a natural home for Mary Norton’s story of tiny humans

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Photo Flash: First Look at Hackney Empire's ALADDIN by BroadwayWorld

They're here - oh yes they are Hackney Empire today releases production images for Aladdin, its landmark 20th anniversary Christmas pantomime from writer and director Susie McKenna and compo…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Ballet Central's THE NUTCRACKER at the British Museum by BroadwayWorld

Ballet Central is performing at the British Museum in a sell-out limited series of six performances, directed by Ballet Central Artistic Director Christopher Marney.

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Nominees Announced For The Curtain Up Show Album Of The Year 2018 by BroadwayWorld

Nominees have been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2018. Once again, three categories each with six nominees are open to the public vote. Voting closes at 5.00pm GMT on W…

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The Piano Guys Announce Exclusive London Show At Kenwood House by BroadwayWorld

Giles Cooper Entertainment has announced that Kenwood House, overlooking Hampstead Heath in North London, will host a stellar line-up of live music concerts in summer 2019 within the splendo…

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Wake Up With BWW 12/5: Full Cast of KISS ME, KATE Announced, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories Full casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate, and more

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Jack and the Beanstalk review at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch – ‘plays it safe’ by Frey Kwa Hawking

Penned by Andrew Pollard, Martin Berry’s panto for Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is a rather by-the-numbers affair. Though the fairground setting allows for

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‘With a couple of tweaks could be a real hit’: STRIKING 12 – Union Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Now we’ve entered December, the festive shows on offer are really stepping up, with the Union Theatre’s Striking 12 providing a festive but not in-your-face Christmas 90-minute story to …

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Sofie Hagen and Scottee: 'Fat should be something you flaunt' by Sofie Hagen

The comedian and her artist-activist friend have teamed up for Hamburger Queen, a beauty pageant that celebrates fatnessA few months ago, I went to see a show and when I got to my seat, I sa…

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‘Rudyard Kipling was the Roald Dahl of his day’: Kirk Jameson on directing Stiles & Drewe’s Just So by Press Releases

Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories, a collection of short stories about the origins of different animals, was first published in 1902. Director Kirk Jameson, now reviving Stiles & Drewe's …

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Hugh Jackman performs Greatest Showman hits on The Today Show by Jack Shepherd, Jack Shepherd

Plus a medley of songs from 'Les Misérables'

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Producer Edward Snape: London’s successes could be replicated UK-wide with funding by Edward Snape

The capital’s audiences have enjoyed a golden age of drama recently but elsewhere the picture is less rosy. Fiery Angel’s Edward Snape

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‘The play’s dynamism is timeless’: TRUE WEST – WestEnd ★★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

Squeezed into a lean and tightly filled two hours, Sam Shepard’s True West is an acerbic glimpse of domestic dysfunctionality that plays out in sweltering Southern California, a blasted ba…

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

As The Toilet Flushes by Joe Patti

Having been part of two theater renovations which had enlarging restrooms as a major focus of construction I read CityLab’s article on the history of women’s restroom lounges wit…

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Regional bosses: UK theatres losing actors to lure of Netflix and London by Giverny Masso

Leading artistic directors working in regional theatre have claimed that performers are increasingly turning down work across the country to keep themselves

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Beauty and the Beast review at Unity Theatre, Liverpool –’heartfelt and playful’ by Francesca Peschier

The Unity Theatre’s Christmas show sees them once again pairing with children’s theatre company Action Transport while working in collaboration with Liverpool

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Long Read: When to kill your darlings and when to fight for them by Lyn Gardner

Making the decision to cut a favourite part of your creative project, whether for clarity of storytelling, to remove a joke that

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Competition: Win tickets to see No Show at the Soho Theatre, London by The Stage

Ellie Dubois presents No Show… What do you expect when you go to the circus? The greatest show on earth? The glitzy

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Mark Shenton: With West End ticket prices rising, are cinema screenings the answer to improve access? by Mark Shenton

Accessibility is theatre’s greatest challenge. Since it happens at a specific time and place, it usually requires its audience to be there,

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Heather Doole: Women in technical theatre need allies, here’s what to do by Heather Doole

I love working in technical theatre and most days, I feel lucky to be part of this knowledgeable, nerdy and highly supportive

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Josephine Langford Set to Become Hollywood’s “It Girl” by Blouin Artinfo

Actress Josephine Langford, the pretty girl from Perth, looks all set to enter the big league of Hollywood, reports Kate Campbell of Perth Now.As per Campbell’s report, Langford’s surnam…

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Seth MacFarlane & The Orville Cast Reveal Favorite On-Set Moments

Seth MacFarlane & The Orville Cast Reveal Favorite On-Set MomentsYoung Hollywood catches up with the cast of Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi/comedy "The Orville" at San Diego Comic-Con, including A…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Maxwell’s “50 Intimate Nights Live” at Beacon Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

The inceptor of the “Neo Soul” movement, Maxwell will perform at New York’s Beacon Theatre, with special guest Marsha Ambrosius on December 9, 2018.Born as Gerald Maxwell Rivera, he is…

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On the Couch with Stefanie Jones by Arts Review

Who is Stefanie Jones? Australian Music Theatre Performer from Brisbane, Queensland. A Victorian College of the Arts graduate and Melbourne resident for almost a decade. Violinist, neat frea…

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Interview: Sheldon Bair from The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra by Barbara Trainin Blank

Nothing is as certain in the arts as change. Born near the banks of the Susquehanna River (in Harrisburg, Pa.), Sheldon Bair started out playing drums and bass. “By my senior year in h…

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#AmericanSonMatters on Broadway by Philip

“American Son” premiered in 2016 at Barrington Stage in Massachusetts and was staged at George Street Playhouse in New Jersey in February 2017. In those recent years, its theme of racial…

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Annual Wales Theater Awards Cancelled Over Racism Row by Blouin Artinfo

The organizers of the Wales Theatre Awards have informed the arts community that the 2019 awards will not be taking place and the annual celebration of excellence in performance and the work…

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Gecko’s “The Wedding” at Barbican Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Artistic director Amit Lahav orchestrates this stage spectacle called “The Wedding,” at London’s Barbican Theatre from January 24-26, 2019.“The Wedding,” comes as part of 2019’s …

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Bruce Springsteen Sets Fans Straight: No E Street Band Tour in 2019 by Chris Willman

If you thought the idea of Bruce Springsteen following his grueling run on Broadway with an E Street Band tour sounded too good to be true, now it’s official: it was. Springsteen — w…

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Kianoush Ayari’s “The Paternal House” at Cinema Le Nouvel Odeon, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

“The Paternal House” by Kianoush Ayari will be screened at Paris’ Cinema Le Nouvel Odeon, as part of its Saturday Sessions, on December 15, 2018.In 1929, Kabal with the help and his yo…

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Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai: an oasis of culture in a landscape of development

The new complex aims to foster civic engagement, writes Edwin Heathcote

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A Letter of Thanks From Dear Evan Hansen by Dear Evan Hansen

The hit Broadway show shares a message with fans and audiences about the upcoming year.

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The Dance Enthusiast Asks New York City Ballet Principal Joseph Gordon by The Dance Enthusiast

In The Dance Enthusiast Asks New York City Ballet Principal Joseph Gordon, "Dancers get focused on what our feet and legs are doing and what most people are really watching is your face and …

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Remembering Applause by Mark Robinson

Imagine setting out to write a musical based on one of the most celebrated screenplays of all time, only to find that you cannot secure permission to use it, but you can get the rights to …

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Still Dancing with Alvin Ailey After 21 Years - Two veteran dancers discuss the company's 60th anniversary season

Two veteran dancers discuss the company's 60th anniversary season---Although it's exciting when a young new dancer catches your eye for the first time, it's even more thrilling to watch that…

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Elizabeth Cooke, Founder of Hi Artist, Explains What Gives Salon-Style Dance An Edge by The Dance Enthusiast

Elizabeth Cooke chats with us about Hi Artist's intimate, salon-style dances and explains what gives them an edge.

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