Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

DVR Alert: All Three Disney Broadway Shows Will Perform Tomorrow on GOOD MORNING AMERICA!

Get your DVRs ready! All three Disney Broadway shows a?" 'Aladdin,' 'Frozen,' and 'The Lion King' a?" will perform on tomorrow morning's edition of 'Good Morning America!' 

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Call Answered: Spencer Lott: "All Hallows Eve", "Sesame Street" + "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" by Adam Rothenberg

Sesame Street, The Muppets, and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood are just some of the shows I grew up watching that featured a wide array of puppets. I have always loved puppets which is why Av…

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Melbourne Fringe: How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker by Arts Review

Anna Thomas is the writer and performer of How to Drink Wine Like A Wanker. The story is based on a period of time where she ran wine tours without having much wine knowledge of her own. Tho…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Melbourne Fringe: Passionate Machine by Arts Review

Beginning in childhood, Rosy Carrick used to write letters to her future self. She was intrigued with how one person could be split in two as sender and receiver of information. In early adu…

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, September 19, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Renee Fleming to Tour “Piazza,” Most Produced Plays/Playwrights in America, Lady Gaga Offered Audrey in “Little Shop” Film “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, …

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‘America’s Got Talent’: And the Season 14 winner is … by Chuck Barney

Collectively, this group of finalists might have been the show's best -- and most inspirational

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Introducing the Alex Rathgeber Performing Artist Scholarship by Arts Review

With the success of the Richard Morris Memorial Concert and Scholarship over the past 15 years, the newly-named RM Showcase and Morris Family are thrilled to be able to expand the scholarshi…

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“One must love art and not one’s self in art.”  (MLIA)

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American Theatre Magazine Picks Most Produced Plays and Playwrights of 2019- 20 Season

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group, has just released its annual lists of the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights for the 2019/2…

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BWW Exclusive: Watch Jessie Mueller Sing 'The Girl That I Am Now' FROM PATSY & LORETTA

BroadwayWorld has an an exclusive video of Jessie Mueller, who plays Loretta Lynn in the upcoming Lifetime movie 'Patsy & Loretta,' singing 'The Girl That I Am Now.' The film, which als…

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Silent Discos Are A Scourge! by Artsjournal

“Much like the bubonic plague of 1347, silent disco is a blood-curdling infection that spreads across the city, carried on the back of headphone-wearing fleas! Fleas! Its biggest problem i…

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Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at the Colonial Players of Annapolis by Cybele Pomeroy

Should you see Colonial Players’ production of Arsenic and Old Lace in old town Annapolis before it closes? That depends. Are you opposed to comedy, physical, situational and verbal? Don…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Broadway's Backbone Ep.83 Guest:Bobby Steggert Host:Brad Bradley by Brad Bradley

Ep.83 Guest:Bobby Steggert Broadway’s Backbone is a podcast dedicated to the men and woman of the ensemble: The chorus of dancers, singers, and actors that are the foundation of every Bro…

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Survey of Most Produced Plays Shows Diversity by Peter Libbey

Works by Lauren Gunderson, Lauren Yee and Larissa FastHorse see multiple productions, while “Bright Star” proves a popular musical.

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Elizabeth Warren Takes The Lead In THE GREAT SOCIETY Primary Week 1

With just over 2,500 ballots cast in the first week of voting in the 'Great Society Primary' at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway, theatergoers of The Great Society overwhelmingly chos…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

DVR Alert: Broadway's NEWSIES To Premiere On Freeform Tomorrow!

Newsies: The Broadway Musical is set to premiere on Freeform tomorrow morning!

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Season Six of Lifetime Channel's Broadway Balances America Will Premiere in September by Ryan Gilbert

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, will debut the sixth season of the popular series, Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America,…

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Full Casting Set for Primary Stages' World Premiere On That Day in Amsterdam by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the upcoming world premiere staging of On That Day in Amsterdam, a new play written by Clarence Coo (The Birds of Empathy) and directed by Kareem Fahmy (Once). The pr…

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Judy Kuhn & More Join the Cast of Footloose at Kennedy Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Four-time Tony-nominated actress Judy Kuhn is among the newest batch of stars added to the Kennedy Center's upcoming staging of Footloose. Kuhn will take on the role of Ethel McCormack in t…

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Lady Gaga 'Offered a Role' in Little Shop of Horrors Film Remake by

Grammy-winning music star Lady Gaga could be headed "Somewhere That's Green" for her next screen project. Us Weekly reports that the Oscar-nominated Star Is Born headliner could sing out in …

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Hello, Dolly! Tour Star Carolee Carmello Wants You To Come See the Show Dressed as Dolly by Caitlin Moynihan

Three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello is preparing to descend down the stairs to Harmonia Gardens as Dolly Levi in the national tour of Hello,Dolly!. Taking over the role from former tour…

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Odds & Ends: Marc & Julie Platt Help Establish MCC's Gary Platt Musical Initiative & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Marc & Julie Platt Help Establish MCC's Gary Platt Musical Initiative Off-Broadway's MCC Theater, the celebrated nonprofit…

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The Top 20* Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

For the second season, Lauren Gunderson is the most-produced playwright in America, with 11 plays being produced around the country.

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The Top 10* Most-Produced Plays of the 2019-20 Season by American Theatre Editors

What's the number one play in America? It's a tie between 'A Doll's House, Part 2' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.'

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“As You Like It” at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through September 29. by Simon Saltzman

Ben Jacoby & S K Harris To give its writer William Shakespeare his due: The title of Shakespeare’s comedy takes a lot for granted. With the ageless displays of invention and h…

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Tony Award-Winning Producers Sue Wagner & John Johnson Form Wagner Johnson Productions by Greg Evans

Seven-time Tony Award winning producers Sue Wagner and John Johnson announced today the formation of Wagner Johnson Productions, a new venture that will see the longtime collaborators produc…

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VIDEO: Colleen Ballinger Vlogs At Her WAITRESS Final Performance

Sugar, butter, Colleen! Waitress said goodbye to one of its stars, Colleen Ballinger, this past weekend as she took her final bow as Dawn. Colleen took her fans behind the scenes throughout…

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St. Louis-area Oktoberfests take traditional celebration to the next level by Monica Obradovic | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When Scott Smith, manager of brewery experiences for Anheuser-Busch, thinks of Oktoberfest, he thinks of food.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Harold Prince Exhibition Opens at Lincoln Center Library by New York Theater

Exactly seven weeks after Harold Prince died at the age of 91, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has opened the exhibition “In The Company of Harold Prince: Broadway prod…

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Translations Say Something About Their Time. And Of Ours? by Artsjournal

Are we reducing everything we translate to standard English, whatever that might be? Or are we struggling to get close to the otherness of foreign texts?  – New York Review of Books

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Artist Plants A Forest Inside A Soccer Stadium. Cue Backlash by Artsjournal

“I have been working on this idea for 30 years, and the fact that it landed right on the dot amid this whole climate discussion feels a bit eerie to me,” he says. “ […] I am producin…

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It’s Big: eSports Gets Its Own TV Network by Artsjournal

“You have this $150 billion-a-year industry that has no TV network. CWe are a universal network —that means we will be distributed and consumed anywhere our audience is consuming gaming …

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Hand to God Robert Askins Selected for New Playwriting Residency Alley at Ucross by Dan Meyer

The program selected the Tony nominee and four others to participate in a development workshop.

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(Eric Grode’s article appeared in The New York Times, 9/11; via Pam Green.) It often seems like safety first on Broadway, but the commercial stage has historically been home to shows that …

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Music Commentary: Modern Marketing and The Hella Mega Tour by Deanna Costa

If the music industry put as much effort into being fair to their customers as they put into taking their money, everyone could participate in the rocking world. The post Music Commentary: M…

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Exclusive Video: Go Inside GRUMPY OLD MEN At La Mirada In Their Second Vlog

Cast Members John Battagliese, Neil Starkenberg and April Nixon take you backstage during rehearsals of the West Coast Premiere of TV legend & Tony winner Hal Linden, the beloved Cathy R…

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Sue Wagner, John Johnson leave Joey Parnes Productions to start new venture by Caitlin Huston

Sue Wagner and John Johnson are starting their own production and general management company called Wagner Johnson Productions.  Wagner and Johnson are both longtime members of Joey Parnes …

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Review: Lennon and McCartney Wait Out a Storm in ‘Only Yesterday’ by Jose Solís

Bob Stevens’s fond look at a life-changing night for the young Beatles should satisfy more than die-hard fans.

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Meet the ANASTASIA Tour's Dmitry, Jake Levy!

Welcome to his Petersburg! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jake Levy is set to assume the role of Dmitry on the national tour of Anastasia beginning on October 8th at the Hollywood Pan…

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Philadelphia Orchestra's New Season Puts Female Artists Center Stage by Margie Smith Holt

WomenNOW is the orchestra's multi-faceted programming initiative and a major pillar of the 2019–2020 season, which opens September 18 with a gala concert starring Audra McDonald.

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What Makes An Art Fair Successful? by Artsjournal

Sometimes it’s a matter of establishing the upstart fair within a specific niche or by providing a new experience for collectors and gallerists. – Artsy

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Norman Lear At 97 by Artsjournal

For Jimmy Kimmel, who produced “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” with Lear, the iconic producer is an inspiration: “To be 97 years old and looking to the future, and trying to make …

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Turkey’s Television Epics Are Conquering The World by Artsjournal1

“Thanks to international sales and global viewership, Turkey is second only to the US in worldwide TV distribution – finding huge audiences in Russia, China, Korea and Latin America.” …

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Amazon Bets There’s A Market For HD Streaming Music by Artsjournal

On Tuesday, Amazon (AMZN) announced it will offer more than 50 million songs at CD quality and millions more tracks at even better than CD quality as part of a new tier to its streaming musi…

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Below The Line: Tales From The Behind-The-Scenes Pros Of TV And Film by Artsjournal1

“In this post and the series of corresponding profession-specific stories we’ve published, we’re going to be giving proper credit to those people whose work truly brings entertainment …

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Fire At NYC’s Cathedral Of St. John The Devine by Artsjournal

Oil paintings and an 18th-century icon were destroyed and other artworks damaged. And the plumes of smoke that rose up through heating vents in the floor into the cathedral’s vast interior…

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Ofcom chief urges online media levy for public broadcasting

Sharon White convinced platforms need to meet their side of ‘social contract’

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Watch Tony Nominee Taylor Louderman Sing ‘Little Miss Perfect’ by Dan Meyer

The Mean Girls star performs the song by Joriah Kwamé, a winner of Louderman’s Write Out Loud contest.

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Lady Gaga Rumored to Be Considering Role in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Film

Lady Gaga is surely a woman of many talents ranging from pop superstar to screen icon. With the success of her roles on American Horror Story and in A Star Is Born, rumors are circling that …

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Judy Kuhn Joins the Cast of the Kennedy Center's FOOTLOOSE

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces additional casting for the Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

L.O.V.E.R. by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

If you are put off by the idea of women defining themselves based on the men in their lives, then Lois Robbins’ one-woman play "L.O.V.E.R." is not for you. However, if you concede that the…

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Reseda Rising Art Walk – 4th annual festival by Pauline Adamek

The Reseda Rising Art Walk returns for its 4th year to fill the historic Sherman Way corridor with art, music, crafts, dance, food, beer and Valley pride this September 21. Initiated by Coun…

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Succession's Arian Moayed, Kathleen Chalfant, and More Read Testimonies of Children Held in Detention by Olivia Clement

The Flores Exhibits, now live, is a project from Moayed's company Waterwell and the Broadway Advocacy Coalition.

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Off-Broadway League and SDC Reach New Agreement by American Theatre Editors

The new four-year agreement is effective July 1, 2019-June 30, 2023.

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Blythe Danner, Annie Golden, and Alessandro Nivola to Attend Film Screenings at Metrograph by Dan Meyer

Disobedience, I’ll See You in Your Dreams, and Hair will all play between September 16 and September 21 at the New York City cinema.

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Inside the Ain’t Too Proud Actors Fund Performance Celebration by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical, playing at the Imperial Theatre, offered a special benefit performance September 15.

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A is for Art About Abortion Access by American Theatre Editors

Theatre artists are making plays, staging protests, and raising money to counter an escalating assault on reproductive rights.

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Judy Kuhn, Rema Webb, More Join Kennedy Center's Footloose by Ryan McPhee

The Washington, D.C. staging will star the previously announced J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Michael Park, and Rebecca Luker.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Wives by Carey

“A wives’ world,” the women sing as they triumphantly dance across the stage. “. . . and the male gaze will be cast away somewhere up among the stars . . .” With its empowered decl…

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Off-Broadway’s Is This a Room Meets the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The Vineyard Theatre production begins performances October 3.

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BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets to SEA WALL/A LIFE's Fan Night Performance!

Get ready because BroadwayWorld is giving you the chance to attend the special fan night performance of Sea Wall/A Life starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge! The winner will receive a …

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SLAVE PLAY Launches Digital Lottery Today

Starting today, a limited number of $29 tickets will be sold to winners of the digital lottery powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides …

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VIDEO: Ethan Slater Performs '(Just a) Simple Sponge' at 54 Below

Ethan Slater, recent Tony Award nominated star of Spongebob Squarepants, made his Feinstein's/54 Below debut earlier this summer with songs that explored the question, 'why do I write?' Now …

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Block Talk- Episode 136: DragCon NYC 2019 Special by Michael Block

Another DragCon NYC is in the books! I was lucky to get to roam the DragCon floor again and have some incredible interviews with the stars of Drag Race, Dragula, Camp Wannakiki and right her…

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Lifetime Morning Show Revives ‘Broadway Balances America’ For 6th Season; ‘Band’s Visit’, Donna Summer Musical On Roster by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime Channel’s morning show The Balancing Act will bring back its “Broadway Balances America” segments this month for the sixth year, and has chosen touring productions …

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

FIRST LOOK: Magic Goes Wrong follows Groan Ups in Mischief Theatre’s year at the Vaudeville by Featured Content

As term starts this Friday (20 September 2019) for Groan Ups, the inaugural production in Mischief Theatre's year-long season of new work at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre, sneak a peek a…

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE WRONG MAN, Previews Begin Tonight

Preview performances for MCC Theater's highly anticipated World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan (book, music, lyrics), begin …

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LET IT BE by Sandy MacDonald

If two Beatles sitting in a hotel room talking sounds boring to you, you re not wrong.

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Why Ruben Santiago-Hudson Is Taking August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ On A Coast-To-Coast Tour by Artsjournal1

“Many audiences haven’t seen August Wilson’s plays done well, so my mission is to go out and do the plays well the way the author intended. The celebration of African American life and…

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The Shambolic Ways In Which We Learn To Write by Artsjournal

John Warner defines “the writer’s practice” as a set of “attitudes, skills, habits of mind, and knowledge” that writers embody, carry with them, or engage in. He describes the most…

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The Stage Debut Awards 2019: In pictures by The Stage

Photos by Alex Brenner and David Monteith-Hodge The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in their own words

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Solea Pfeiffer to Join Renée Fleming in The Light in the Piazza at Chicago's Lyric Opera House by Andy Lefkowitz

Rising star Solea Pfeiffer, who will soon be seen in Almost Famous and Evita, will next appear as Clara in a Chicago engagement of the six-time Tony-winning musical The Light in the Piazza…

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Carolee Carmello stops by HQ to talk about leading the national tour of Hello, Dolly! with Beth Stevens.

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Irving Berlin's White Christmas Completes Casting for West End Return by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the tap-happy Irving Berlin musical White Christmas, making a return to London's West End this holiday season. The previously announced production will begin previe…

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Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die to Receive Off-Broadway Run with Second Stage; Janelle McDermoth Will Star by Andy Lefkowitz

Second Stage Theater has announced an off-Broadway staging of the acclaimed 2011 solo show We're Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men), slated to play the Tony Kiser Theater this…

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Hear Four Adam Gwon Songs From the New, Must-See Off-Broadway Musical Scotland, PA

Get a glimpse at the Adam Gwon score for the hot, new off-Broadway musical Scotland, PA.

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Reviewing Proms & other theatre by Susan Elkin

I have been attending classical music concerts since my early teens. And as this year’s Proms season ends I’m struck that I’ve been here, as it were, for a very long time. The Royal Al…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

Deborah S. Craig and Hannah Elless Will Head Cast of Pluto Reading at Circle in the Square by Andrew Gans

The Monday night reading is part of The Circle Series, providing a creative outlet for Circle in the Square Theatre School students and alumni.

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Ali Ewoldt and Amanda Jane Cooper Will Join Isaac Sutton at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The recent stars of The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked will appear during the October 5 encore engagement of Broadway Israel.

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Inside Opening Night of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Wives Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new comedy, directed by Margot Bordelon, opened at Playwrights Horizons September 16.

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An Enemy of the People review – Ibsen told as Scandi-noir with Alex Kingston by Mark Lawson

Nottingham PlayhouseSet in a contemporary Norwegian town, the classic is reworked by Rebecca Lenkiewicz to chime with Brexit divisions An accidental trilogy of updatings of Ibsen plays by fe…

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All hail Tina Fey: the funniest comic of the 21st century by Alexis Soloski

From skewering Sarah Palin to handing us Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, here are 10 of the SNL legend’s most hilarious moments The 50 best comedians A nice girl with an anarchic bent and a tongue …

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Full Cast Set for Los Angeles Opera's The Light in the Piazza, Starring Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and London stage alum Rob Houchen are also among the company.

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Theater Review: “The America Plays” — Aisle of the Dead by Bill Marx

Listening to the dead speak, amid the natural grandeur of Mount Auburn Cemetery, is a moving experience. The post Theater Review: “The America Plays” — Aisle of the Dead appeared first…

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The Stage Debut Awards 2019: the winners in their own words by The Stage

The winners of The Stage Debut Awards 2019 were announced at a ceremony on Sunday, September 15 hosted by Cush Jumbo. The

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VIDEO: Renee Zellweger Tells ELLEN About Having Stage Fright During JUDY

Renée Zellweger sat down with Ellen to talk what it was like getting into character to play Judy Garland in the new movie, a?oeJudy.a??

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Jonathan Groff, Darren Criss, and Cynthia Erivo to be Featured on Lea Michele's First Christmas Album

Lea Michele has announced that she will be releasing her first-ever Christmas album, Christmas in The City, according to People.

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Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker and More Complete Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Casting is complete for LA Opera's upcoming production of The Light in the Piazza. West End musical theater stars Rob Houchen, Liam Tamne and Celinde Schoenmaker, along with celebrated sop…

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VIDEO: On This Day, September 18- Happy Birthday, Anna Deavere Smith!

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of playwright, activist, actor, and educator, Anna Deavere Smith.

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Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum Will Take Over Nine Regional Contemporary Art Museums by Artsjournal1

“The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow will soon take over the running of Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts, whose nine branches extend from Kaliningrad on the Bal…

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Court Rules In Battle Over John Steinbeck Estate And Tells Heirs To Stop Fighting Already by Artsjournal1

“A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-…

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Zombie Malls And Changing America by Artsjournal

The Great Recession of 2008 didn’t touch A-grade luxury centers, but it pulverized other tiers of malls. Green Street Advisors, a California-based real estate research firm, says the count…

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In Rare Show Of Defiance, Russian Celebrities Rally Behind Jailed Actor by Artsjournal1

Pavel Ustinov, 24, was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for assaulting a police officer, though video shows that he was simply a bystander who was attacked by police at a demonstration. Many…

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A Crisis In Leadership At LA’s Top Music Organizations by Artsjournal

Mark Swed: “None of this looks good on the surface. But poke a level deeper and what you find are two companies with exceptionally strong No. 2s, trailblazers in their own right who have a…

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How To Write Classical Concert Program Notes That Actually Engage An Audience by Artsjournal1

Lara Pellegrinelli writes that, “as a lover of words, I’d once held the opinion that ‘Notes on the Program’ are bound to be mind-numbingly, soul-crushingly boring – or one of the m…

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Second Stage Adds Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die to 2020 Lineup by Olivia Clement

Raja Feather Kelly will direct and choreograph, with Janelle McDermoth starring.

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The good, the bad, and the ugly—The latest LGBTQ+ news from around the globe by Henrik Eger

The LGBTQ+ shows in this year's Fringe inspire a look at queer news from around the globe

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MCC Theater Announces New Musical Development Initiative From the Platt Family by Dan Meyer

The Gary Platt Musical Initiative is expected to support the Off-Broadway company for the next five seasons.

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Director Atri Banerjee: ‘I was subject to racist attack the night before Hobson’s Choice rehearsals’ by Giverny Masso

Atri Banerjee has revealed he was subject to a racially motivated attack the night before starting rehearsals for Hobson’s Choice, as he

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Theatre leadership scheme appoints first participants in bid to diversify London boardrooms by Georgia Snow

Leadership initiative Artistic Directors of the Future has appointed the first eight participants of its board-shadowing scheme in London. They will take

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Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre on sale for £11m as owners retire by Giverny Masso

Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre in Leicestershire have been put up for sale for £11 million. Current owners Celia and Richard Mackay

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Dystopian Feminist Play The Regime Is Female, Featuring Live Stunts, to Premiere Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Set in 2028, the play imagines a future in which over half of American males were taken by a deadly virus.

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Small ones are more juicy! by Stephen Farrow

No, this isn’t an orange advert from 1985. Playing catch-up again: three small musicals, in (coincidentally) diminishing order of size, seen over the last month or so. The Secret Diary of …

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Stunning, But Not for the Faint of Heart: ‘Dana H.’ by Matthew Wexler

Based on a true story, told in her own words and reconstructed for the stage, "Dana H." offers a harrowing portrayal of a woman's kidnapping survival. The post Stunning, But Not for the Fain…

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In Derren Brown’s ‘Secret,’ It’s Mind Over Matter by Matthew Wexler

‘Derren Brown: Secret’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy) By Matthew Wexler “I’m not a sheep or a follower,” suggested psychological manipulator Darren Brown to the audience during… The pos…

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Tom Morello Takes Over Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane September 18 by Olivia Clement

The Rage Against the Machine guitarist and social justice activist shares his personal story in a new solo show, presented by Audible.

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New Zealand wins ‘Lord of the Rings’ location tender

Pacific nation beats rival Scottish bid amid Brexit uncertainty

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Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards Add Musical Theatre Category by Adam Hetrick

The awards recognize the work of emerging composers from across the world.

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Introduce Yourself(ie): 10 Questions with Broadway's Final Carole King, Beautiful Star Sarah Bockel

Beautiful star Sarah Bockel talks about growing into the role of Carole King through her four years touring with the show, meeting the music legend, and her dream Broadway diva dinner party.

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‘La La Land’ Producer Marc Platt & Wife Julie Donate $1M To Develop Off Broadway Musicals by Greg Evans

Film and theater Producer Marc Platt and wife Julie have made a $1 million gift to MCC Theater, one of Off Broadway’s leading not-for-profit companies, for the development and production o…

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Tony Winner Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, and Adam Kantor Set for Best in Shows Fundraiser by Adam Hetrick

Tony nominee Andy Karl and Orfeh will be honored with the Humane Society of New York’s Sandy Fund Award.

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The Kitchen — Melissa McCarthy stars in a feminist gangland thriller

Andrea Berloff’s enjoyable film is set in the Irish criminal underworld of Hell’s Kitchen, New York

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The Farewell — a story of Chinese-American culture clash

Awkwafina gives the stand-out peformance in this family drama

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Howling voices and pure insanity at Music Theatre Days in Vienna

The festival pushes the boundaries of what the form can be with new works by young composers

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Alex Jennings and Solea Pfeiffer Join Renee Fleming in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Chicago

Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown) and Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton) will join Renée Fleming in the limited Chicago presentation of The Light in the Piazza, for ten performances…

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Photo Flash: Get a First Look at BECOMING NANCY Starring Zachary Sayle, Jessica Vosk, and More!

The new musical. Becoming Nancy, is currently playing at Alliance Theatre! Get a first look at the show in these all new photos!

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Stark Sands, Zach Adkins, and More Join 54 SINGS MAROON 5

The 9:30PM concert will feature two-time Tony Award-nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, American Idiot),Zach Adkins (Anastasia), Dan DeLuca (Newsies), Bryan Fenkart (Memphis, Waitress),…

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London Theatre Review: Fame at the Peacock Theatre

It was love at first sight when I encountered Fame as a TV series in the early 1980s; always rushing home from school to watch each episode. So imagine how excited I was to see Fame the Musi…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Broadway Meets Its Match — Get to Know the Men and Women of Linda Vista by Playbill Staff

The new Tracy Letts comedy for adults is ready to get raucous on Broadway, where it begins previews September 19.

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Anastasia National Tour Finds Its New Dmitry by Adam Hetrick

Find out who’s joining Lila Coogan and Jason Michael Evans when the Ahrens and Flaherty musical arrives in Los Angeles next month.

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Renée Fleming Will Lead a North American Tour of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Renée Fleming will reprise her starring turn in The Light in the Piazza in the United States this fall. Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical will be di…

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Irving Berlin's White Christmas Completes Casting for West End Return by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the tap-happy Irving Berlin musical White Christmas, making a return to London's West End this holiday season. The previously announced production will begin previe…

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Ballet Hispánico to Re-Imagine the Sharks of Broadway’s West Side Story and More by Ruthie Fierberg

The renowned Latinx dance company will perform at the Apollo.

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Irish Rep Adds Abbie Spallen’s Pumpgirl to 2019 Lineup by Olivia Clement

The 2007 winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be revived Off-Broadway this fall.

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Full West End cast announced for White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of White Christmas. The hit musical will make its way to London's Dominion Theatre on 16 November following a highly succ…

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Off-Broadway’s Only Human, Starring Gary Busey, Meets the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical comedy will begin performances October 8 at Theatre at St. Clements

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Royal Opera House season opens with worthwhile Werther and Don Giovanni

Massenet’s work, starring Juan Diego Flórez, is much the better of the two revivals

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Diana Lewis: More Than Mrs. William Powell by Trav S.D.

Diana Lewis (1919-1997) is probably best known to classic film buffs as the third and final wife of William Powell, who was 27 years her senior. But she had her own interesting film career s…

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A Look at the World Premiere of Becoming Nancy at the Alliance Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Zachary Sayle, Jessica Vosk, and more, opens in Atlanta September 18.

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The Struggle For Control Of The Salzburg Easter Festival Is Over by Artsjournal1

“The fight has pitted two strong-willed artistic leaders against one another: Christian Thielemann, the principal conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Easter Festival’s artisti…

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Cokie Roberts, Longtime Commentator At NPR And ABC, Dead At 75 by Artsjournal1

“[She] earned three Emmy Awards, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2000 and was named a ‘living legend’ by the Library of Congress in 2008. The consummate …

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First Arrest Made In Major Old Masters Forgery Ring Case by Artsjournal1

“There has at last been an arrest in a high-profile string of suspected Old Master forgeries uncovered in 2016. An Italian painter, Lino Frongia, 61, was taken into custody in northern Ita…

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Admits ‘They’ As Nonbinary Singular Pronoun by Artsjournal1

“We will note that ‘they’ has been in consistent use as a singular pronoun since the late 1300s; that the development of singular ‘they’ mirrors the development of the singular ‘…

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Faith, Hope & Charity, National Theatre review - a grim compassion by Tom Birchenough

Rich in empathy, dramatically raw, Alexander Zeldin's bleak study of society on the edge Alexander Zeldin continues his devastating analysis of modern Britain in this culminating play of a…

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Read Reviews for the West End Premiere of the Musical Big by Dan Meyer

The stage adaptation of the ‘80s film officially opened at the Dominion Theatre September 17.

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How To Dress For Auditions

Everyone knows that feeling of waking up on the first day of school and wanting to wear their very best outfit to showcase the brand-new human they've become over the summer. Great outfits b…

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Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Adam Kantor, and More Join BEST IN SHOWS Honoring Orfeh and Andy Karl

Brenda Braxton, Javier Colon, Adam Kantor, Cassandra Kubinski, Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Christine Pedi and Paige Price will join Andy Karl and Orfeh in Best in Shows, a star-studded cab…

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BEETLEJUICE Releases New Block Of Tickets Through April 2020

It's showtime! A new block of tickets has been released for the hit Broadway musical comedy BEETLEJUICE are now on sale for performances through Sunday, April 19, 2020. BEETLEJUICE opened on…

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Diary: Pastor really driven insa-a-a-a-a-ane by Rocky Horror Show’s Time Warp by Tabard

Some people are just so easily offended these days. Tabard recently wrote about the fury of one reader of the Sun, who

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Eve Simpson: Working-class creatives need support. Here’s how by Eve Simpson

After my first experience of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, I’m back at work behind a bar in Edinburgh. Twice

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

San Jose actress Tiffany Chu shines in ‘Ms. Purple’ by Chuck Barney

Independence High School grad getting noticed in film about an immigrant family

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Solea Pfeiffer to Star Alongside Renée Fleming in Chicago The Light in the Piazza by Ryan McPhee

Fleming will first headline a Los Angeles Opera engagement with Dove Cameron.

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Full cast announced for White Christmas at the Dominion by Georgia Snow

Danielle Hope, Clare Halse, Brenda Edwards and Michael Brandon have joined the cast of White Christmas in the London. The Irving Berlin

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Cynthia Nixon, Ana Gasteyer, Kathy Najimy, More Will Be Part of Benefit Reading of Jane: Abortion and the Underground by Andrew Gans

The benefit supporting A is For will be held September 24 at Rattlestick.

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Arts Remembrance: Emily Remler — The Short Life and Sad Death of a Jazz Guitarist by Con Chapman

Emily Remler took a particularly clear-eyed view of her work. She didn’t want to be judged by a lesser standard because she was a woman in the overwhelmingly male world of jazz. The post A…

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Book Review: “The Sweetest Fruits” — Stories in Order to Live by Tess Lewis

Reading The Sweetest Fruits is like looking at the back of an oriental rug in which the pattern is rather more indistinct than the front but the colors much richer and more vivid. The post B…

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Susan Grace

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VIDEO: Marianne Elliott Discusses Katrina Lenk as Bobbie in COMPANY

It was recently announced that Company is coming to Broadway, starring Katrina Lenk as Bobbie! Hear what director Marianne Elliott has to say about the casting choice, and why audiences are …

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WATCH: Broadway’s Norbert Leo Butz Answers Our Questions and Sings From His New Album in ‘Elevator Pitch’ by Roberto Araujo

The Tony Award winner answers as many questions as he can in the (long) elevator ride from green room to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below—plus an exclusive performance.

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Club44 Records, A New Record Label Focused On The American Songbook, Launches In Nashville

Club44 Records has announced its opening, with a reception in Nashville! With years of experience and excellence in the music business, Club44 Records aims to highlight the Broadway, cabaret…

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Text of the Day: The Doctor by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on

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Review: Tensions simmer in ‘People of the Book,’ a delicate psychological thriller at ACT by Brendan Kiley

An Iraq war veteran returns with a complex wife and a troublesome tale in this world premiere from playwright Yussef El Guindi, who pens exquisitely understated dialogue with devils hiding i…

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Strikes threaten panto season, but Broadway gets a World Cup boost – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

A season of badwill was forecast 25 years ago this week, as Britain’s theatres were warned of a winter of discontent over

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Fall Arts Preview 2019: This is What America Looks Like: Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre digs deep into identity and the immigrant experience by Sharon Hoyer

With extensive research and expansive collaboration for the program, choreography is the fourth or fifth layer on top of what's come before.

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"We’ve Got to Protect our Art" by Luis Alfaro, Herbert Sigüenza

By Luis Alfaro, Herbert Sigüenza. Luis Alfaro and Herbert Sigüenza talk about their experience in the National Playwright Residency Program, learning about the inner workings of theatre co…

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Will ENO plus-one cull save money? – your views, September 19 by The Stage

Whatever the justification for this move it will inevitably look petty and mean-minded, while the cost savings to English National Opera’s budget

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Affordable tickets for Cyrano de Bergerac on sale now!

The talented French ‘jack of all trades’ with a huge conk Cyrano de Bergerac is coming to London’s Playhouse Theatre this November in one of the most highly-anticipated productions of …

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Fishburne, Rockwell, Chenoweth Coming to Broadway! “Devil Wears Prada” Coming to Chicago! “Brooklyn” Coming to Brooklyn! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, po…

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Bangla by Arts Review

Twenty-two-year-old Bengali-Italian man Phaim (Phaim Bhuiyan) lives a life according to boundaries. He doesn’t dare cross the hipsters that threaten to gentrify his neighbourhood, nor does…

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Cast announced for Ray Cooney’s Run For Your Wife at Sonning Mill by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Casting has been announced for the smash-hit comedy Run For Your Wife written and directed by legendary farceur Ray Cooney at Sonning Mill. This post Cast announced for Ray C…

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Hackney borough to use building developers’ fees to fund arts projects by Georgia Snow

A council in east London has unveiled two new dedicated funds for arts grants, under plans to use money generated from building

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Full casting announced for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas by Kitty Underwood

The full cast for Irving Berlin's White Christmas has been announced, with Michael Brandon, Brenda Edwards, Danielle Hope, and Clare Halse joining the cast. The post Full casting announced f…

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Downton Abbey’s Carson and Molesley Spill Details About the New Movie, Cast Chemistry, and Why They Both Owe So Much to Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus, how a production of Guys and Dolls led to Jim Carter’s 36-year marriage to Imelda Staunton.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Crystal Pite: the dance genius who stages the impossible by Lyndsey Winship

Betroffenheit, our best dance show of the 21st century, takes the breath away – and reveals the Canadian trailblazer’s superb craft Best dance shows of the 21st century Crystal Pite and …

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The best dance of the 21st century

Ferocious flamenco, bittersweet ballet and a harrowing masterpiece are among our pick of the best new dance productions since 2000 Crystal Pite: dance genius behind our No1 Continue reading.…

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Big: The Musical review – 80s movie hits wrong notes today by Kate Wyver

Dominion theatre, LondonJay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh have chemistry in the lead roles but this revival is flat and insipid, and the story’s sexual politics are still a problem For a …

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Composed review – behind the curtain on how theatre is made by Mark Fisher

Northern Stage, NewcastleArts employee Rosa Postlethwaite sets out to satirise the corporate machinery of modern theatre – but deadpan irony gets it in the way Do you remember a time befor…

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Faith, Hope and Charity review – urgent account of the austerity age by Michael Billington

Dorfman, LondonAlexander Zeldin’s latest production shines a light on the resilience and humour of those struggling to survive Alexander Zeldin’s plays are like no one else’s: they hum…

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LOGOS: The Lightning Thief by JK

The Broadway version Both Mike and I are looking forward to this show, hoping that this latest entry in the Broadway race to be a big show for a younger audience. We both hope it does better…

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Preparing for Success by Andrea L. Shell

The stage manager’s role in technical rehearsals The post Preparing for Success appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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Photo Coverage: Get a Sneak Peek at the New Musical ONLY HUMAN, Starring Gary Busey

Only Human is a new pop-rock musical starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning actor Gary Busey as God! Get a sneak peek of the show in the photos!

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Photo Flash: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Production of FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL

The pre-Broadway production of new musical “Fly More Than You Fall” will be presented from Sept. 12 to 28, 2019 in advance of its intended Broadway bow. Get a first look at the product…

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of ONLY HUMAN, Led By Gary Busey as God

Only Human is a new pop-rock musical starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning actor Gary Busey as God! The cast met the press recently and you can check o…

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Winner and nominees of Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019 given West End gala shows by Georgia Snow

Edinburgh Comedy award-winner Jordan Brookes will perform alongside other shortlisted acts from this year’s competition in three West End gala shows next

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Melbourne Fringe: Railed by Arts Review

Out on the prairie, a cowpoke might have described penned cattle as “railed”. Despite the name, this Railed is very definitely not confined to being a typical circus offering. We’ve se…

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BIG THE MUSICAL           Dominion,  W1        by Libby Purves and Friends

GUEST REVIEWER BEN DOWELL SAYS HANKS FOR THE MEMORY , AND BRAVELY FACES THE WEIRDNESS   This is a lavish revival of the 1996 musical version of the 1988 Tom Hanks fantasy comedy, complete w…

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Snapshot: Harry Nilsson sings “1941” by Terry Teachout

Harry Nilsson sings a solo version of his song “1941.” This performance is an excerpt from The World of Nilsson, originally telecast by the BBC on January 1, 1972: (This is the latest i…

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Careers Clinic: Is a night shift the perfect ‘day job’? by John Byrne

I have tried various day jobs over the years, but have never found one that worked for me. The boring ones just

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‘Challenging to say the least’: AMSTERDAM – Orange Tree Theatre ★★★ by Carole Woddis

Maya Arad Yasur’s Amsterdam had already had an illustrious reception before it hit Paul Miller’s pocket dynamo Orange Tree, Richmond.

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Almanac: Roger Scruton on hobbies by Terry Teachout

“Just as there is nothing more boring than boredom, nothing more exciting than excitement, nothing more lovable than love or hateful than hatred, so is there nothing that arouses interest …

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Dear West End Producer: ‘What’s the best way to make a first impression in a voice-over audition?’ by @westendproducer

What’s the best way to make a bold first impression with a voice over audition? — Robert Barclay (@bertiebarclay) September 10, 2019

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Dana H. is more than a true-crime story by Kerry Reid

Lucas Hnath's one-woman play about his mother's kidnapping centers the voice of the survivor. In the playwright's notes to Hillary and Clinton, which premiered a…

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Five Presidents walk into a funeral . . . by Jack Helbig

In Rick Cleveland's play, the five men who followed Richard Nixon as POTUS open up about the job at his memorial. American Blues Theater's Chicago premiere of en…

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Destinos sets a course for greater representation of Latinx stories by Marissa De La Cerda

Now in its third year, the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival celebrates artists at home and abroad. If there's ever an opportunity to see the full ra…

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Big, unbuilt plans by Max Grinnell

A civic center in River North, a concrete ribbon that split Hyde Park north from Woodlawn, and a third World’s Fair on the lakefront Before I came to Chicago,…

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A Chinese American basketball player is lost in Tiananmen Square in The Great Leap by Catey Sullivan

Thirty years later, Lauren Yee's play depicts the events during the failed Chinese uprising with sympathy and surprising humor. In June, the Washington Post publ…

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The Ship of Tolerance docks at Navy Pier by Andrea Michelson

With a mast composed of paintings created by children all over the world, this ship is a vessel aimed toward a more peaceful future. During a recent orientation …

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Cambridge women fight for their academic rights in Blue Stockings by Catey Sullivan

Jessica Swale's set-in-1896 drama feels depressingly contemporary in Promethean's production. Jessica Swale's 1896-set drama should come with a trigger warning. …

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Hong Kong artist Samson Young considers cars, houses, and a better tomorrow by Irene Hsiao

His first solo U.S. museum show explores optimism as characterized by the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. "Little one, I have dreams to sell," begins one of a parcel …

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Residents reflect on rehabbed Lathrop Homes by Maya Dukmasova

“I suffered too much to live here.” J.L. Gross moved into the Lathrop Homes, a 925-unit Depression-era public housing complex on the north side, in 1988, tw…

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Power, violence, and the Chicago Architecture Biennial by Anjulie Rao

This year may end the unstoppable homage to dead white men and narratives that neglect how architecture has victimized communities of color. Architecture bienni…

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Tiny Beautiful Things gives us a "Sugar" rush by Kerry Reid

Cheryl Strayed's advice column becomes a story circle in Nia Vardalos's adaptation. Before Wild vaulted her to fame and fortune, Cheryl Strayed offered literally…

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The many dreams of Wesley Willis by Leor Galil

Matthew Rachman Gallery documents the architectural creations of Chicago's ultimate outsider artist. Last summer, Intuit began exhibiting nearly a dozen Wesley W…

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Revolution Chicago doesn't fully capture the fervor of house music's early days by Janaya Greene

Mickey "Mixin'" Oliver's new autobiographical musical has charm, but is too talky. The rise of house music is a large chapter in Chicago's story, yet Revolution …

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South-side champion by Lee Ann Norman

Writer-photographer Lee Bey’s new book Southern Exposure showcases architectural masterworks on the typically neglected south and west sides. Lee Bey has long …

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In His Shadow, a college football player tackles racism and sibling jealousy by Kerry Reid

Loy Webb's parable occasionally uses a heavy hand, but lands an emotional gut punch. Loy Webb's new play is subtitled "A Parable," and on those terms, it succeed…

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Residents of a postapocalyptic America seek connection in Vanya on the Plains by Max Maller

The Artistic Home gives Jason Hedrick's world premiere about a grim future a life-affirming production. More postapocalyptic plays about staging Chekhov in peopl…

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With On Notice, Site/less and Zephyr build on the connections between dance and architecture by Kerry Reid

Choreographer Michelle Kranicke and architect David Sundry's latest collaboration has echoes of 1980s postmodernism for the age of social media. Michelle Kranick…

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Murder mystery meets buddy comedy in Whose Body? by Dan Jakes

Lifeline's revival of this 2002 Dorothy Sayers adaptation could use more breathing room to fully come alive. Lifeline Theatre's stage has been something of a hom…

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Love and Information takes us through the digital looking glass by Dmitry Samarov

Trap Door's production captures the narrative of no narrative in the Internet age. Kim McKean directs Caryl Churchill's 2012 assault on the senses disguised as a…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Madonna Surprises With the Launch of Ambitious, Intimate “Madame X” Show, A Sometimes Over Stuffed Attempt at an Avant Garde Broadway Show by Roger Friedman

It turns out Madonna — the queen of re-invention —  is human. She admitted last night during the first performance of her

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Werther review at Royal Opera House, London – ‘fails to catch fire’ by George Hall

Now in his mid-40s, Peruvian star tenor Juan Diego Flórez has enjoyed a brilliant career specialising in bel canto roles and especially

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Tell Us In 10: Bobby Hodges by Eleni Cashell

In our profile series, Tell Us In 10, we ask cast members and creatives of top London shows to tell us all about themselves in just 10 questions. From how their colleagues would describe the…

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Augmented Reality shines new light on Silo Art Trail by Arts Review

An augmented reality app is breathing new life into Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery, the Silo Art Trail, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s $2 million Regional Eve…

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9 to 5 The Musical review at Palace Theatre, Manchester – ‘breezily entertaining’ by Chris Bartlett

It really should be 9 to 5’s moment. In the almost 40 years since the blockbuster comedy about three secretaries turning the

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Critics are raving about... Shida at The Vaults

Broadway star Jeanette Bayardelle has made her London stage debut in her highly personal one-woman musical SHIDA. It's an "astonishingly powerful performance" of a "visceral and unapologetic…

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Faith, Hope and Charity review at National Theatre, London – ‘grim yet galvanising’ by Dave Fargnoli

Surviving on little more than Faith, Hope and Charity, a group of volunteers, vulnerable adults and desperate families gather in a dilapidated

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Propwatch: the bell in ‘Amsterdam’ by Artsjournal1

It’s kind of calling-for-immediate-attention bell that invites a sharp smack with palm or finger, and drives Basil Fawlty to the very verge of derangement. Ping! It’s a comedy device –…

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The Chasm of Disbelief by Artsjournal1

Think you (or your organization) don’t understand the people you are trying to reach? If you are talking about people other than your current attendees/donors and their peers, you are 100%…

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Wake Up With BWW 9/18: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Chenoweth on Broadway, and More!

Today's top stories: The Devil Wears Prada sets its pre-Broadway engagement, Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broadway with her solo show, and more!

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For Peter Brook, the Experimental Showman, ‘Nothing Is Ever Finished’ by Ben Brantley

His eyesight failing but schedule still packed, the 94-year-old stage director reflects on a globe-spanning career that includes a New York premiere this week.

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Eden Espinosa, Carrie Manolakos, and More Join Concert For America

Elyfer Torres (Betty en NY), Eden Espinosa (Falsettos, Wicked), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Allison Smith (Annie), Yuri Sardarov (Chicago Fire), and Pasha Pashkov & Daniella K…

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Eigengrau review at Waterloo East Theatre, London – ‘nuanced performances’ by Paul Vale

The really sad thing about Penelope Skinner’s tragicomic Eigengrau is that, in the nine years since it opened at London’s Bush Theatre,

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Composed review at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne – ‘thought-provoking solo show’ by Tracey Sinclair

Rosa Postlethwaite’s one-woman show Composed is a spiky, fractured, insinuating thing. An examination of both what it is to work in theatre

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Ektor Rivera Takes You Behind the Scenes at London’s Hit Production of Evita at Regent’s Park

International stage and screen star Ektor Rivera offers an amazing, in-depth look at his two-show day as Juan Peron in Evita.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

An Enemy of the People review at Nottingham Playhouse – ‘shrewdly judged update’ by Rosemary Waugh

“Lunatic”, “insane”, “mad” – synonyms for crazy pop up regularly in Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s version of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People.

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REVIEW: Big the musical, Dominion Theatre London by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Big the musical now playing at the Dominion Theatre, London. This post REVIEW: Big the musical, Dominion Theatre London first appeared on British Theat…

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REVIEW: Faith, Hope and Charity, National Theatre ✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews  Faith, Hope and Charity by Alexander Zeldin now playing in the Dorman Theatre at the National Theatre. This post REVIEW: Faith, Hope and Charity, Natio…

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Look Back at Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Gregg Edelman, and More in Reefer Madness by Mark Peikert

The musical spoof of the cult film began previews Off-Broadway September 18, 2001.

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Look Back at Kristen Bell, Christian Campell, Gregg Edelman, and More in Reefer Madness by Mark Peikert

The musical spoof of the cult film began previews Off-Broadway September 19, 2001.

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Understudy Melissa Jacques lands main role in Everybody's Talking About Jamie

It has just been announced that after more than a year of understudying the role of Margaret New in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Melissa Jacques is set to take over the role full time be…

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‘Indulges entirely in cinematic nostalgia’: BIG THE MUSICAL – West End by Ian Foster

Big doesn’t always mean better, size does matter, it’s not how big it is it’s what you do with it – whatever the pun, Big the Musical is a severe disappointment at the Dominion Theat…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Big the Musical - sweet if wildly overstretched by Matt Wolf

Onetime Broadway flop has more charm in London but still needs work The work isn't finished on Big, if this stage musical of the beloved 1988 Tom Hanks film is ever to, um, make it big. A B…

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Critics are raving about... Islander, now transferring to Southwark Playhouse

Two-hander musical ISLANDER, inspired by the wind-beaten coastline of the Western Isles, transfers from this year's Edinburgh Fringe to London on a wave of critical acclaim as well as a Best…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Call Redialed: Karine Hannah: "Guilty Pleasures" at Feinstein's/54 Below by Adam Rothenberg

It’s been just nine months since my last interview with Karine Hannah, but it’s so great to reconnect as she readies for her Feinstein’s/54 Below return with her new show Guilty Pleasu…

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Editor’s View: The Stage Debut Awards reveal theatre stars at their generous best by Alistair Smith

We all have to start somewhere. This is the beauty of The Stage Debut Awards, which last Sunday celebrated another year of

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Big the Musical review at the Dominion Theatre, London – ‘a big let down’ by Tim Bano

Why does it feel like we’ve been here before? Let me count the ways: the zillionth beloved-film-to-banal-musical adaptation the West End has

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David Benedict: Everyone’s a critic – but only a few know what they’re talking about by David Benedict

“I think the people in this country have had enough of experts…” So opined Michael Gove to Sky News’ Faisal Islam on

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‘Beauty of Palmyra’ emerges from the past

An ancient statue from Syria is going on display in Copenhagen — along with its digital recreation

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Broadway Bonanza: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell Will Star in New Production of David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” in March 2020 by Roger Friedman

The announcements are starting to come in for Tony Award-aimed shows next spring on Broadway. Now we learn that Laurence Fishburne and

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Game designers breathe new life into ‘death’

Dying in games usually signals a restart — but can it be made more meaningful?

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Downton, Love Island or Bake Off — whose Britain is best?

British TV is an agent of the country’s soft power and global persuasion

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She's Playing One Role in Two Shows at Once - Patrice Johnson Chevannes portrays a matriarch over the years in two plays at New York Theatre Workshop

Patrice Johnson Chevannes portrays a matriarch over the years in runboyrun and IN OLD AGE at New York Theatre Workshop---"Girl, I'm tired," admits Patrice Johnson Chevannes about her latest …

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World Premiere of Ross Golan Musical The Wrong Man Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The MCC Theater production, directed by Thomas Kail, begins previews September 18.

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Remembering I Married an Angel by Mark Robinson

The composing team of Rodgers and Hart had more than their share of hits throughout their prolific career as composer and lyricist (respectively) writing for the musical theatre. One of th…

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