Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

National Black Theatre Festival Underscores Love Of Theater by Bill Hirschman

This past summer, tens of thousands of African-Americans from around the U.S. and other countries as well jammed 12 venues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to savor more than 30 tragedies, m…

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ review: Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard get real by Johnny Oleksinski

Suddenly Seymour is standing beside you. Like, right beside you. “Little Shop of Horrors,” which opened Thursday night off-Broadway, is getting a much more intimate staging than when it …

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Review: The Sound Inside by Brian Scott Lipton

Adam Rapp has taken his own words to heart in this remarkably intense and gorgeously written play – perhaps the finest in his long career.

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Today on Broadway: Friday, October 18, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Reviews are in for “The Sound Inside” and “Little Shop,” “SpongeBob Musical” to Air on Nickelodeon, Jenn Colella to Depart “CFA” 1) Reviews are in for “The Sound Inside” …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10pm (Broadway Time)


The work of stage direction began. As was the custom I wrote a detailed mise en scène,—who must cross to where and why, what he must feel, what he must do, how he must look. . . . (MLIA)

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Mono/Poly by Vanessa Cate

Mono/Poly Reviewed by Vanessa Cate Tubeman Productions Through November 10th RECOMMENDED Love and sex are complicated, and although they are a necessary part of our human existence, not…

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Review: Mary-Louise Parker in the Subliminal, Sublime ‘Sound Inside’ by Jesse Green

Adam Rapp’s play transfers to Broadway in a rivetingly dark and detailed production by David Cromer.

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Review: Jonathan Groff Feeds the Beast by Ben Brantley

Michael Mayer’s revitalizing revival of this genially gruesome classic becomes a sly morality tale for the age of universal celebrity.

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David Byrne's American Utopia will celebrate opening night this Sunday, October 20 at the intimate Hudson Theatre on Broadway.

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Review: A return to gloom in ‘The Sound Inside’ by Charles Isherwood

Pop quiz question: Can you name a single writer darker than Dostoevsky? The options are few, but I hereby nominate Adam Rapp, the playwright and novelist whose vision is so unrelievedly grim…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

The Sound Inside: Mary Louise Parker Spins an Intriguing Literary Yarn by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Adam Rapp makes his Broadway debut with a riveting discourse between two novelists The post The Sound Inside: Mary Louise Parker Spins an Intriguing Literary Yarn appeared fi…

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The Sound Inside: Adam Rapp’s Potent Nod to Great Literature by David Finkle

★★★★ Mary-Louise Parker is strong as a creative-writing teacher with a talented, troubled student The post The Sound Inside: Adam Rapp’s Potent Nod to Great Literature appeared fir…

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An Irish Masterpiece Still Shocking: Considering Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD by Henrik Eger

An extended consideration of the new Synge production from Mount Airy's Quintessence Theatre.

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‘The Sound Inside’ Broadway Review: Dark Days, Darker Thoughts & The Incandescent Mary-Louise Parker by Greg Evans

Broadway doesn’t really do thrillers anymore. Unless we expand the definition to encompass the wailing banshees of The Ferryman or the occasional Martin McDonough blood drench, the stage h…

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MAN EATER by Brian Scott Lipton

This crowd-pleasing show is an utter delight for any musical theater fan.

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Playwright Adam Rapp and actress Mary-Louise Parker make an electrifying match.

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Read Reviews for The Sound Inside, Starring Mary-Louise Parker by Adam Hetrick

Playwright Adam Rapp makes his Broadway debut with the psychological thriller that co-stars Will Hochman.

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MONA FOMA reveals 2020 program by Arts Review

With over 400 artists across 25 venues, Mona Foma has announced the program for its twelfth festival, the second of its kind in Launceston, Tasmania. “Mona Foma 2020 finds us using one of …

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Read Reviews for Little Shop of Horrors, Starring Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Christian Borle and Kingsley Leggs also star in the Off-Broadway revival that opened October 17 at the West Side Theatre.

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Broadway: Marisa Tomei Works Very Hard But Can’t Save an Alarmingly Pedestrian Reboot of Tennessee William’s “Rose Tattoo” by Roger Friedman

I am flummoxed by the new revival of Tennessee Williams’ “The Rose Tattoo,” which opens this week with Marisa Tomei as the

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Go Inside Opening Night of Little Shop of Horrors Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, and Christian Borle, opened at the Westside Theatre October 17.

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(Adam Smyth’s article appeared in The London Times, 10/24.) Ben Jonson’s comedy The New Inn (1629) was, by all accounts, a theatrical disaster: ‘negligently played’ at the Blackfri…

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Little Shop of Horrors: Be Careful What You Wish For by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Michael Mayer's lowkey revival, like the clumsy clerk at its center, emphasizes the quirky charms of simplicity The post Little Shop of Horrors: Be Careful What You Wish For app…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Westside Theatre by David Roberts

The most recent revival of “Little Shop of Horrors” by the musical theatre team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken surely proves to be timeless and timely. The musical numbers still seem to l…

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‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Review: Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard Bring The Off-Broadway Classic Home by Greg Evans

Little Shop of Horrors, the once and current Off Broadway marvel, announced in 1982 the arrival of two songwriters – Howard Ashman & Alan Menken – who’d soon expand musical theater…

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Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloody Good Time by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The beloved 1982 musical returns to its off-Broadway roots. Just don’t feed the plants! The post Little Shop of Horrors: A Bloody Good Time appeared first on New York Stage Re…

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Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at the Westside Theatre by Deb Miller

Just in time for the spooky Halloween season, Little Shop of Horrors, the cult-classic sci-fi horror rom-com rock musical by Howard Ashman (book and lyrics) and Alan Menken (music), is back …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Call Answered: Becky O'Brien: "Britain's Got Talent" + "A Garland For Judy" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

When I was sent the video of Becky O’Brien singing Judy Garland’s “Over The Rainbow” on Season 9 of Britain’s Got Talent, I, like Simon Cowell, was blown away by her performance! W…

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Prince William Little Theatre brings difficult history and ethical questions to the stage in ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Prince William Little Theatre has chosen some heavy material for their recent show. Judgment at Nuremberg, directed by Harry Kantrovich, focuses on the international military tribunals that …

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Thanks Gods! See Chris McCarrell and the Stars of The Lightning Thief in Exclusive Portraits on Opening Night by Caitlin Moynihan

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical's quest is officially on Broadway after celebrating its opening night at the Longacre Theatre on October 16. Starring Chris McCarrell, Kristin …

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Daphne Rubin-Vega stops by HQ to chat about The Horror of Dolores Roach and more with Paul Wontorek. 

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Odds & Ends: Nine Albums of the Late Michael Friedman's Work to Be Released by Ghostlight Records & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Nine Michael Friedman Albums to Be Released by Ghostlight Records The Civilians and Ghostlight Records have announced The Mic…

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Review Roundup: THE SOUND INSIDE Opens On Broadway - See What The Critics Are Saying!

The acclaimed psychological drama, The Sound Inside, starring Mary Louise Parker and newcomer Will Hochman opens tonight on Broadway! See what the critics are saying!

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Review Roundup: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Starring Groff, Borle & Blanchard - See What The Critics Are Saying

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle, opens tonight at The Westside Theatre. See what the critics are saying!

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Mischief and Depth: Professor Gerald C. Wood Discusses Conor McPherson and ‘Port Authority’ by Barbara Mackay

Gerald C. Wood is an author and expert on the brilliant Irish playwright and filmmaker Conor McPherson. Wood is Professor and Chair of English at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Ten…

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My thoughts on seeing Thoughts of a Colored Man by Jeffrey E. Banks

Thoughts of a Colored Man by young poet/playwright Keenan Scott II masterfully tells nearly every part of the experience of being a Black Male in America today. The tagline “One Theme: Sev…

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[Blank], Donmar Warehouse review - strong but dispiriting by Aleks.sierz

Alice Birch's new play prioritizes form over content, and is depressingly reactionary Clean Break, the theatre company that specializes in working with women in the criminal justice system,…

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Life, Death, Good Prose: Adam Rapp Makes His Sublime Broadway Debut, ‘The Sound Inside’ by David Cote

Mary-Louise Parker plays a solitary Yale fiction professor who develops a relationship with a first year student. But it doesn't lead where you might think.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

MOULIN ROUGE To Head To The West End in 2021

The blockbuster Broadway hit, Moulin Rouge, will be heading to the West End in 2021!

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Idina Menzel, Bebe Rexha Headline BEYOND Benefit Concert

Variety reports that Idina Menzel and Bebe Rexha co-headlined the third annual 'Beyond' Benefit concert, organized by Justin Tranter. The event was Wednesday, October 16.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

James Wood: Harold Bloom’s “Anxiety Of Influence” by Artsjournal

“You mistook him for no one else: the late, popular style was a faded fan, but it was still recognizably Bloom’s old peacockery. The leaping links, hieratic cross-referencing, and amusin…

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The Abuelas by Steven Morris

The post The Abuelas appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

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Auditions, Internships, Full-time Theatrical Positions, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 10/17

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 10/17/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

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Eileen Atkins gives her usual brilliant performance in ‘The Height of the Storm’ by Michael Riedel

Eileen Atkins is the only Dame of the English theater who hasn’t been invited to lunch with the Queen at Sandringham House. All the other Dames — Judi (Dench), Maggie (Smith), Diana (Rig…

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Serino Coyne Announces Matt Upshaw as Chief Executive Officer; Angelo Desimini Departs for Disney

Serino Coyne, one of Broadway and entertainment's leading advertising and marketing agency, today announced that Matt Upshaw, currently a managing director at the agency, has been named Chi…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Dance Review: Fernanda Ghi Dance Company — Passion, Fury, and Enigma by Jessica Lockhart

Black + White from the Fernanda Ghi Dance Company was provocative, dramatic, and oh-so-mysterious. The post Dance Review: Fernanda Ghi Dance Company — Passion, Fury, and Enigma appeared fi…

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The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with Tony Nominee Adam Pascal about 5-Star Theatricals' THE MUSIC MAN

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara and Will get to talk to the amazing Adam Pascal who is currently appearing as Harold Hill in the beloved classic The Music Man. Best known for his l…

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Is Democracy For Sale? Sure Is by Artsjournal

According to the domain brokerage GoDaddy, the five most expensive publicly-reported domain names are – $49.7m; – $35.6m; – $35m; Pri…

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A Caravaggio Was Stolen From A Sicilian Church 50 Years Ago. Is Time Running Out To Find It? by Artsjournal

Fifty years have passed since 17 October 1969, but Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence remains one of the world’s most sought-after works of stol…

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Stefan Edlis, Leading Chicago Art Collector, Dead At 94 by Artsjournal1

“Long known for a premier collection of Pop art that he built with his wife, Gael Neeson, Edlis made a star turn in a recent HBO documentary about the art market, providing one of the film…

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American English Preserves Old Grammar That British English Has Dropped by Artsjournal1

“The index of the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language mentions regional differences in 95 places. … In reality, America has often been the conservative one, and Britain the innovat…

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National Ballet Of Canada Posts Its Tenth Season In A Row Of Budget Surpluses by Artsjournal

Specifically, the company’s revenues were $37.58 million with expenses at $36.17 million, which resulted in a surplus of $1.41 million. The figures represent a 4 percent operating surplus.…

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36 Pieces Of Computer Code That Changed The World by Artsjournal1

“We construct top-10 lists for movies, games, TV — pieces of work that shape our souls. But we don’t sit around compiling lists of the world’s most consequential bits of code, even t…

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Ara Guzelimian To be New Artistic Director Of The Ojai Festival by Artsjournal

Guzelimian is currently provost of Juilliard and was Ojai’s artistic director for five years in the 1990s. He succeeds Chad Smith, recently appointed CEO of the LA Philharmonic. Smith has …

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Librarians Protest Publishers’ Plan To Limit Their Access To E-Books by Artsjournal

Beginning Nov. 1, Macmillan Publishers, one of the so-called Big Five publishing companies in North America, will only allow libraries to purchase one copy of each new e-book for the first …

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South Korea Wonders: Is Video Gaming A Mental Health Disorder? by Artsjournal

Video games are practically the national pastime, played by the majority of adults and more than 90% of adolescents. Rising concerns over the effects of games on mental health have been met …

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Nobel’s Literature Prize Debacle Exposes Fault Lines Between Art, Politics by Artsjournal

Brett Stephens: “We live in an age that is losing the capacity to distinguish art from ideology and artists from politics. “I’m standing at my garden gate and there are 50 journalists,…

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Why Are Instagram Experiences Referred To As “Museums” by Artsjournal

These immersive experiences are branded as exhibits, but that might be where the link to traditional museums ends. The companies are, after all, for-profit businesses that sell experiences t…

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How Different Languages Describe Color by Artsjournal

Cultures seemed to build up their color vocabularies in a predictable way. Languages with only two color categories chunked the spectrum into blacks and whites. Languages with three categori…

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Mama’s Boys Will Have You Cheering for MORE! by Michael Barbieri

Mama’s Boys are the perfect blendship! Four talented guys, fabulous harmonies, an eclectic mix of musical styles and warm onstage camaraderie make this a show that will have you smiling, …

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Thespian Throwback: Diversify by André De Shields

André De Shields at EdTA’s 1996 National Conference The post Thespian Throwback: Diversify appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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Serino Coyne Theatrical Ad Agency Names Matt Upshaw New CEO by Greg Evans

Serino Coyne, the live entertainment advertising and marketing agency with a roster of major Broadway clients including Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Ain’t Too Proud and The Tony Awards, today…

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Serino Coyne Promotes Matt Upshaw to Chief Executive Officer by Dan Meyer

Current CEO Angelo Desimini is headed to Disney Theatrical Group’s leadership team

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Christine Evangelista to Star in MsTRIAL Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The new play by Dep Kirkland, about sexual assault in the legal field, will premiere at New World Stages.

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MARRIED TO THE BOTTLE by Joe Dziemianowicz

Conor McPherson’s sobering portrait of lives devastated by booze gets a beautifully acted revival.

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Leslie Makeup Design by Playbill

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BWW Interview: Jessie Mueller Talks Playing Loretta Lynn in Lifetime's PATSY & LORETTA

Jessie Mueller plays Loretta Lynn in the upcoming Lifetime original movie, Patsy & Loretta. Mueller stars alongside Megan Hilty, who plays Patsy Cline. The film is based on the untold…

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Tony Nominee Jenn Colella Will Depart COME FROM AWAY in November

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Jenn Colella, original cast member of Come From Away, will depart the musical next month. Colella was Tony-nominated for her performance as 'Captain Bever…

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Matt Upshaw named as new CEO of Serino Coyne by Caitlin Huston

Matt Upshaw, currently a managing director at Serino Coyne, has been appointed chief executive of the ad agency.  He takes over the post from Angelo Desimini, who has held the role since 20…

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Tim Sanford: Not Adverse to Being Perverse by American Theatre Editors

Playwrights Horizons's outgoing artistic director has always programmed the plays he'd like to see, and sometimes plays his subscribers don't.

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Jenn Colella to depart ‘Come From Away’ in November by Caitlin Huston

After five years with the production, Jenn Colella will play her final performance in “Come From Away” on Nov. 10. Playing the role of Captain Beverly Bass, among others, Colella is an o…

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Review: Haunting O’Neill’s ‘Long Day’s Journey’ revived in Oakland by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" gets a pared-down but still powerful revival by Oakland's Ubuntu Theater Project.

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Rorschach Theatre Remounts and Reimagines ‘She Kills Monsters’ at the Atlas by David Siegel

A much-needed rabbit hole to explore is opening in the DMV. Let us rejoice. It is the return of She Kills Monsters some five years after making its first appearance, thanks to Rorschach Thea…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

The Lightning Thief Composer Rob Rokicki Tells a New Perspective in Upcoming Monstersongs Concert by Dan Meyer

The songwriter talks about flipping the script on monster stories ahead of his Feinstein’s/54 Below performance October 29.

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Backstage at Ain't Too Proud with Jawan M. Jackson, Episode 8: Treats! by

Ain't Too Proud star Jawan M. Jackson packs his final episode with so many treats! From celebrating the late Melvin Franklin's (whom Jackson portrays in the show) birthday to dinner with Oti…

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#TBT: OBCR: Finding Neverland by JK

The Peter Pan story resonates with me much like Harry Potter resonates with the generations after mine (for the record, I love Harry Potter). And the Peter Pan story has come in many forms, …

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BWW TV: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Celebrates an Opening Night Worthy of the Gods!

The Longacre Theatre was the place to be last night as the best of Broadway gathered to celebrate an opening night worth of the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical officiall…

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Review: The Lightning Thief at by Dan Rubins

Review: If you had told me at age 12 that my two favorite literary protagonists — Harry Potter and Percy Jackson — would be headlining Broadway shows side-by-side in less than 15 years,…

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Dee Roscioli, Phoenix Best, More Set for The Circus in Winter by Dan Meyer

The Circle Series will stage its first reading of a musical October 21.

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Review: Linda Vista at by Elyse Sommer

: If the title were not already taken by a much produced French classic, Tracy Letts might well have called his play about a middle-aged guy who hates everything and…

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Upcoming N.Y.C. Auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird, Tootsie, A Christmas Carol, and More by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with these Equity calls for Broadway productions and shows across the country.

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Six Questions with Lynda Rodolitz

Lynda Rodolitz, the 2018 winner of Mama’s Next BIG Act, will reprise her new show Animal Magnetism at Don’t Tell Mama on Wednesday, November 6 at 7 PM and Sunday, November 10 at 4 PM. T…

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La MaMa's 2019 Gala to Celebrate Centennial of Founder Ellen Stewart by Noah Mutterperl

The gala will also honor composer Philip Glass, preservationist Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and press agent Sam Rudy.

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See Joel Grey and the Cast of Off-Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish Celebrate Cast Album Release by Nathan Skethway

The Barnes & Noble event celebrated the success of the musical’s cast recording.

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Alicia Alonso obituary by Judith Mackrell

Star ballerina and choreographer passionately committed to dance in CubaWhen Alicia Alonso was 20, and launched on a dancing career in New York, her future seemed assured. She had just been …

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TYA/USA and Kennedy Center Announce 2020 Festival Lineup by American Theatre Editors

The festival will feature readings of 8 new works for young audiences.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Before seeing ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ catch up on where things left off by Joan Morris

The back story -- and how we got to this Hogwarts train platform with a new generation of young wizards.

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James Monroe Iglehart, Kerry Butler, Andrew Barth Feldman & More Join Disney on Broadway's 25th Anniversary Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

More names have been added to the talent-packed lineup of stars set to perform in Disney on Broadway's upcoming concert Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway. The previously an…

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Marisa Tomei, Emun Elliott and the Cast of The Rose Tattoo on Ushering Tennessee Williams Into 2019 by

The Rose Tattoo stars Marisa Tomei, Emun Elliott and more talk about bringing the lesser-known Tennessee Williams play to Broadway on opening night.

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Secrets From Broadway’s The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

The company of the show based on the best-selling Rick Riordan novel shares backstage scoop, audience reactions, audition advice, and more.

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Red Bull Theater 2019-20 Season to Include World Premiere Adaptation by American Theatre Editors

The season will kick off with a benefit performance of the Olivier-winning 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'.

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Tina star Adrienne Warren on learning from Tina Turner and playing her on Broadway by Sarah Rodman

When she finally sat down with Tina Turner, the larger-than-life rock goddess she plays in the just opened Broadway musical, Adrienne Warren was taken aback by how much they had in common. …

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Gavin Creel, James Monroe Iglehart, More Join Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Celebration by Ryan McPhee

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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See Who’s Starring in the Lileana Blain-Cruz-Helmed Revival of Fefu and Her Friends by Olivia Clement

The Obie winner directs the María Irene Fornés play, in which the audience will be split up into groups, at TFANA.

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BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About Marymount Manhattan College in 2019/2020

With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the country's most prestigious theatre programs and chatting with the schools' faculty to give you i…

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VIDEO: See Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, & Jeremy Jordan in the AMERICAN SON Trailer

Based on the acclaimed Broadway play, the Netflix Television Event AMERICAN SON tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor (Emmy-nominee Kerry Washington), the mother of a missing teenage boy, a…

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Christian Borle, Gavin Creel and More Join Disney On Broadway Celebration

More Broadway favorites have been added to the lineup for Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway on Monday, November 4, 2019. The special, one-night-only concert benefits Broadwa…

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BWW Exclusive: Listen to Track from Michael Friedman's THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY Album

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and THE CIVILIANS will release the first three premiere albums of The Michael Friedman Collection- available for streaming and download on Friday, October 18. The Great Im…

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VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MARRIAGE STORY Starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson

MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. Netflix has released the trai…

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Red Bull Theater Unveils 2019–2020 Season by Olivia Clement

The lineup includes Jeffrey Hatcher's The Alchemist and readings of new plays by Anchuli Felicia King, Kate Hamill, and more.

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Orpheus & The Fates: How Hadestown Musicalizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by Admin

Pictured above from L to R: Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Reeve Carney, and Kay Trinidad (Photo: Charles Sykes) A man is walking alone, wondering out loud if he is worthy of the …

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Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, is back this season after a five-year absence.

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Arts—and aquatic—activities for kids during the CPS strike by Karen Hawkins

Classes and workshops cover music, dance, film, theater, and more "I hope this strike don't last too long, CPS," a young mother announces to the bus she’s jus…

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Exclusive First Listen! Hear “Learn to Lose” from The Abominables, Part of the Upcoming The Michael Friedman Collection

Enjoy this premiere of Michael Friedman's "Learn to Lose", a catchy song about youth hockey, from The Abominables.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Get a First Listen to ‘The Next Forever’ From the Premiere Recording of the Late Michael Friedman's The Great Immensity by Logan Culwell-Block

The track is part of a long-term project, which will see the release of premiere recordings of nine musicals penned by the late composer.

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The Lightning Thief musical is mythic fun that lacks range by Christian Holub

It’s a funny coincidence of fate that The Lightning Thief musical is currently playing on Broadway (at the Longacre Theatre for a limited 16-week engagement) across the street from where H…

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Literary Appreciation: The Late Harold Bloom — Pursuer of “Difficult Pleasures” by Matt Hanson

"What is the function of literary criticism in a Disinformation Age? Read, reread, describe, evaluate, appreciate: that is the art of literary criticism for the present time." -- Harold Bloo…

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A Fractured Reflection by Mo Brady

Soft Power at The Public Theatre Review by Mo Brady The com…

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Watermill Theatre announces 2020 season by Georgia Snow

The Watermill Theatre will premiere two new British musicals next year as part of its 2020 season. The Newbury venue will stage

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Trevor Nunn to direct Beckett triple bill at Jermyn Street Theatre by Ruth Comerford

Trevor Nunn is set to direct three Samuel Beckett plays as part of Jermyn Street Theatre’s 2020 season. This is the first

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Tenor Sax Veteran Joe Lovano Brings His Universal Jazz Ensemble to the Appel Room by Scott H. Thompson

The band features six instrumentalists, including Judi Silvano on vocals, performing October 18–19.

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92Y Will Present Conversation With Hamilton Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. by Andrew Gans

Budd Mishkin will lead the discussion.

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After 25 Years, Artistic Director Of New York’s Playwrights Horizons Is Moving On by Artsjournal1

“After nearly a quarter century as the artistic director of one of Off Broadway’s most acclaimed nonprofits, [Tim] Sanford is announcing his departure. The theater’s next season — it…

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‘Fascinating slice of historical drama’: IRISH COFFEE – Calder Bookshop Theatre by Ian Foster

Irish Coffee marks the 100th anniversary of Eva Perón’s birth with a fascinating look at her legacy at the Calder Bookshop & Theatre.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in A CHRISTMAS LOVE STORY on Hallmark Channel

Kristin Chenoweth ('Glee') and Scott Wolf ('The Night Shift') star as strangers brought together at Christmas time by fate and a secret connection neither of them knew they shared, in 'A Chr…

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Breaking: Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee & More Will Reunite to Film SPONGEBOB for Nickelodeon

Following a critically lauded run on Broadway, members of the original award-winning Broadway company of The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! will reunite to film the show for television in…

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London Theatre News Today: Thursday 17 October by Kitty Underwood

Check out our daily round-up of all that's gone on in London Theatre News Today - casting for the Duchess of Malfi & new photos from [BLANK] The post London Theatre News Today: Thursday …

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Watch the Official Trailer for Netflix's American Son, Starring Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, and Jeremy Jordan by Dan Meyer

The cinematic adaptation of Christopher Demos-Brown’s play will stream November 1.

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See Chris McCarrell & the Cast of Broadway's The Lightning Thief Take Their Opening Night Curtain Call by Lindsey Sullivan

After celebrated off-Broadway and touring engagements, The Lightning Thief has made it to the Great White Way! Based off of Rick Riordan's young adult fantasy novel, the show officially open…

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See Clips of Marisa Tomei and Emun Elliott in The Rose Tattoo on Broadway by

Marisa Tomei and Emun Elliott bring Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo to Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.

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The Actors Fund & John Gore Organization Partner to Form the Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companies by

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has announced the launch of The Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companie…

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The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage, Featuring Broadway Cast, to Air on Nickelodeon by Andy Lefkowitz

Following a Tony-nominated run on the Great White Way, members of the Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants will reunite this winter to film the show in front of a live theater audience. N…

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Runners from The Stage raise £3,600 for Acting For Others by Giverny Masso

A team of runners from The Stage has raised more than £3,600 for performing arts charity Acting for Others with a sponsored

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Marsha Norman to Step Down From Juilliard’s Playwrights Program by American Theatre Editors

Playwright Tanya Barfield will succeed Norman as the co-director, with David Lindsay-Abaire, of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.

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The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! To Air on Nickelodeon by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, a musical based on everyone’s favorite cartoon sponge, made a splash on Broadway a few seasons back. For those who didn’t get to Broadway to experi…

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On Site Opera to Bring Amahl and the Night Visitors to an NYC Soup Kitchen by Ryan McPhee

The reimagining of Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act opera will play at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen December 4-8.

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Charles Jencks, architect and critic, 1939-2019

A prodigious polymath who breathed life into buildings

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Premieres and revivals in new Park Theatre season 2020 by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The hit French farce behind the musical La Cage aux Folles has its English-language world premiere as part of the new season at London’s Park Theatre. This post Premieres an…

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Call for campaign to improve theatres’ accessible offering as report reveals gaps in provision by Georgia Snow

The head of arts accessibility charity VocalEyes has called for an in-depth campaign to improve support for disabled audience members, after its

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Sheffield Theatres to open creative hub in former bank building by Giverny Masso

Sheffield Theatres is opening a creative hub dedicated to talent development, which will be housed in a former bank. The Bank, located

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Manchester Royal Exchange ‘devastated’ after van full of costumes stolen by Giverny Masso

The wardrobe department at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre has said it has been left devastated after a van containing 12 bags of

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Tanya Barfield Named New Co-Director of Juilliard's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program by Logan Culwell-Block

Barfield replaces Marsha Norman, who will step down at the end of the 2019–2020 academic year following a 25-year tenure.

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Actor Montae Russell gets in the zone for ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ at the Fountain Theatre by Fountaintheatre

By Darlene Donloe Montae Russell is well known throughout Los Angeles theater circles for playing meaty roles. He’s played Charlie “Bird” Parker in Bird Lives!, Memphis in Two Train…

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Newly-renamed Avant Bard Theatre announces its 3-play season by Tim Treanor

Avant Bard Theatre, formerly known as WSC Avant Bard (and before that, as Washington Shakespeare Company), will mark its 30th anniversary with a new name, and a three-play season, Artistic D…

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Review: Dracula at Chesapeake Shakespeare by Jill Kyle-Keith

Chesapeake Shakespeare’s production of Dracula is just what’s needed for this season of dying leaves and chills down the spine. Playwright Steven Dietz has taken the original Bram Stoker…

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Arena Stage tackles Internet privacy — and permanence — in ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ by Thomas Floyd

World-premiere play explores the vanguard of digital civil rights.

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The Worth of Water by Christopher Caz

Rocky execution aside, the play is not without humor, imagination, charm and whimsy, and the same can be said about the designs by Jessie Bonaventure (scenic), Johanna Pan (costumes), Kelley…

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The SpongeBob Musical Live on Stage! to debut on Nickelodeon in December by Ruth Kinane

Get ready to travel to the stage version of Bikini Bottom from the comfort of your own couch. It was announced on Thursday that members of the original cast of the popular Broadway show Spon…

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‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ cast to reunite for filmed performance on Nickelodeon by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway cast of the “SpongeBob Squarepants” musical will reunite for a filmed version of the musical to air on Nickelodeon. The filmed performance, which will be performed in front …

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Broadway’s ‘SpongeBob Musical’ Swims To Nickelodeon For December Splash; Director, Cast To Reunite by Greg Evans

The Broadway stars and director of 2017’s multiple-Tony-nominated SpongeBob SquarePants musical will re-team on Nickelodeon this December, Nickelodeon announced today. Filmed for TV in fro…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Upcoming Hamilton Performance to Lotto Off $10 Tickets For Every Seat by Dan Meyer

The second year of the #HAM4HAM fan performance is a Halloween treat for Hamilton enthusiasts.

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TV Adaptation of SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Will Air on Nickelodeon by Ryan McPhee

Much of the original Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Ethan Slater and Gavin Lee, will reprise their performances for the small screen.

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Cast Set for National Tour of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s A Christmas Story Musical by Andrew Gans

Based on the holiday film, the musical will kick off a limited traveling engagement in November.

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Magic Time!: The Power of Subversive Design in ‘Day of Absence’ at Theater Alliance by John Stoltenberg

To realize how much white America loved minstrelsy is a reckoning painful or shameful, depending on one’s ancestry. Minstrel shows were never meant for people of African descent to see; th…

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Twyla Tharp’s premiere for American Ballet Theatre shows there’s just one Cornejo

The veteran Argentine dancer is the star of A Gathering of Ghosts

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Youthquake review at Stratford Circus, London – ‘confidently presented’ by Frey Kwa Hawking

Two years after Oxford Dictionaries chose “youthquake” as its word of the year, Zest Theatre presents a manifesto for the term in

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Addiction Is the Stuff of High Drama. In These Plays, So Is Sobriety. by Jesse McKinley

With recovery no longer so secret, a new wave of plays dealing with its realities has started to emerge. Some of the playwrights have drawn from their own lives.

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Panama Papers Law Firm Sues Netflix For Defamation Over ‘The Laundromat’ by Artsjournal1

The name partners of the Panama City firm Mossack Fonseca (portrayed in the movie by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) allege that the Steven Soderbergh film (which also stars Meryl Streep a…

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20 Ancient Egyptian Coffins, Intact And Sealed, Found Near Luxor by Artsjournal1

“Found in Al-Assasif, an ancient necropolis on the west bank of Nile, the coffins were spread out over two levels of a large tomb. The site once formed part of the ancient city of Thebes, …

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So What Exactly *Is* The Interrogation Method At Issue In The Ava DuVernay/Netflix Lawsuit? by Artsjournal1

This week the law enforcement consulting firm John E. Reid and Associates sued Netflix and director DuVernay for defamation over the Central Park Five miniseries When They See Us, alleging t…

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Activists Want The Oscars, Emmys And Tonys To Give Up Gendered Acting Categories. That Isn’t Happening. (Yet.) by Artsjournal1

“The debate has roots in older conversations about whether carving out places in a male-dominated field for one group, in this case women, comes at the cost of excluding others. Proponents…

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An Amazon.Com For Choreography? by Artsjournal1

“Described as the first resource of its kind, Choreography Online allows individuals to buy the performance licence for choreographic material through a searchable video-based site. … Up…

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Tosca review at Theatre Royal, Glasgow – ’emotionally charged revival’ by Thom Dibdin

Anthony Besch’s production of Tosca, set in Rome in 1943 on the eve of Mussolini’s defeat, does not appear to have aged

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Are We in the Midst of a New Theatre Building Boom? by American Theatre Editors

New theatres may be going up in many U.S. cities, but flexibility and smaller seating make this boomlet different from the construction craze of the 1990s.

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Meet Me at Dawn review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘a surreal meditation on grief’ by Emily Jupp

Zinnie Harris once worked as a writer-in-residence at a hospice. In Meet Me at Dawn, she distills the experience of grief –

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Karen Olivo, Sergio Trujillo, Ariana DeBose, More to Join R.Evolución Latina’s 2019 Dance-A-Thon by Dan Meyer

A host of Broadway stars will take part in the November 10 fundraiser.

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See Daryl Lisa Fazio in Her Play Safety Net in Atlanta by Nathan Skethway

The Theatrical Outfit production, also featuring Carolyn Cook and Rhyn McLemore Saver, began performances October 16.

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Take a Look at Megan Hilty as the Singing K.C. in Disney Junior’s T.O.T.S. by Playbill Staff

The Tony nominee sings the ’No Thank You Bite’ song in the new episode.

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BOOK PRESALE ALERT: This one answers the question I’m asked the most.

Last spring we released the only book on the subject Broadway Investing . . . and now we’re releasing a brand new book about the subject I’m asked about more than anything else . . . Ea…

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Director, writer and actor Joyce Branagh – ‘There’s not enough female-led drama’ by Giverny Masso

Joyce Branagh most recently directed Melanie Blake’s play The Thunder Girls, which tells the story of a reunion between members of an

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‘Pure genius in the writing’: PETER PAN GOES WRONG – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The whole cast and crew are outstanding in the touring production of Mischief Theatre’s Peter Pan Goes Wrong which really has to be seen to be believed.

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Bay Area Shakespeare vet takes his first crack at Othello — ‘it’s upsetting me’ by Randy McMullen

L. Peter Callender finally takes on Shakespeare's iconic Othello role for African-American Shakespeare Company.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

20 Questions in 2 Minutes with Mean Girls Tony Award Nominee Grey Henson

Grey Henson talks playing Damian in Mean Girls, his Tony nom, his co-stars, butts, and Broadway.

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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE LIGHTNING THIEF

The Longacre Theatre was the place to be last night as the best of Broadway gathered to celebrate an opening night worth of the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical officiall…

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HAMILTON Will Hold A Fan Performance on October 31 With All Tickets Available For $10 Via Lottery

For the second year in a row, Hamilton will host a special fan performance on Thursday, October 31 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, with all tickets for the 7:00pm performance bei…

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Open BroadwayWorld Position: Regional Marketing / Junior Sales Associate

Want to join the team for a great, full-time opportunity? We're seeking an eager and ambitious individual to cooperate with the site's regional sales and marketing team on …

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Join Our Team! BroadwayWorld Seeks New Photo Intern

If you're a New York City-based theater lover with an eye for photography, BroadwayWorld wants you on our team.

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Photo Flash: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tour Cast and Creatives Celebrate Opening Night

The North American tour of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND officially opened this past Tuesday in Nashville. Check out a photo of some of the cast and creatives at the after party!

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Photo Coverage: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!

The Longacre Theatre was the place to be last night as the best of Broadway gathered to celebrate an opening night worth of the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical officia…

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Actors’ Equity Members Vote to Approve New Broadway Contract by Olivia Clement

Changes include annual compensation increases and improvements for stage managers and swings.

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See Superhero's Jake Levy in New Anastasia National Tour Photos by Nathan Skethway

Levy joins costars Lila Coogan and Jason Michael Evans as the touring musical lands in Los Angeles this month.

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See Photos of Gary Busey in Off-Broadway Musical Only Human by Marc J. Franklin

The Oscar nominee stars in the new show, opening October 21 at Theatre at St. Clements.

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Watch Broadway Alums Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in Marriage Story Trailer by Dan Meyer

The Tony winner and Tony nominee star in Noah Baumbach’s film, debuting on Netflix December 6.

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Cast Set for Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, Featuring Score by Grammy Winner Parton by Andrew Gans

Charles Dickens’ Christmas ghost story is reset in the Great Smoky Mountains in the new stage musical.

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Lillias White, Jaime Cepero, More Set for First Annual Broadway Scares Event by Andrew Gans

Chris Fink and Gerry McIntyre are collaborating on the October 31 event, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

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A Black woman as Hamlet makes history at Stratford by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Veteran Colm Feore will do double duty at 2020’s festival in “Richard III” and “The Miser” while Toronto’s up-and-comer Amaka Umeh will take on the title role in “Hamlet.”

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‘The Lightning Thief’: Critics strike down ‘overblown,’ ‘monotonous’ Percy Jackson musical by David Buchanan

Last season, director Stephen Brackett and librettist Joe Tracz teamed up for the musical “Be More Chill,” which found much favor with the teenage demographic of Broadway theatergoers. J…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

See How Playbill Magazines Get Made by Dan Meyer

A Fox 5 NY segment goes into the the printing process of the publication, distributed to theatres across the nation.

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Go Inside Opening Night of The Lightning Thief on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, recently seen in a national tour, opened at the Longacre Theatre October 16.

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Hope Mill Theatre’s Rags The Musical transfers to London by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The acclaimed production of Rags The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is coming to London. This post Hope Mill Theatre’s Rags The Musical transfers to London first…

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GRACE NOTES: Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Susan Grace

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VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Takes on Giuliani in MAMMA MIA! Song Parody

In his latest musical parody, Randy Rainbow takes on Giuliani in a parody of the title song from Mamma Mia!

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BWW Invite: Get Up Close and Personal with LINDA VISTA Playwright Tracy Letts!

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City. Join us on Friday, October 18 (1…

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7 incredible Bay Area things to do this weekend, Oct. 18-20 by Randy McMullen, Jackie Burrell

Got your Bay Area weekend plans yet? We have some fab ideas, from a huge pumpkin fest to exciting Israeli cuisine to 'Rocky Horror.'

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A Complex SPRING AWAKENING from TUTS by David Dow Bentley III

By DAVID DOW BENTLEY III   “The People’s Critic” Let’s be clear right out of the box. The current offering from Houston’s Theater Under the Stars is NOT your grandma’s Broadway…

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Where Are They Now: The Original Broadway Cast of Brooklyn The Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Before they reunite October 21 to benefit Covenant House, find out where the cast of the longtime favorite are now.

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Nine Albums From the Late Michael Friedman Will Be Released

Songwriter Michael Friedman died in 2017, but his work will live on. According to The New York Times, nine albums of his unreleased work will soon be released.

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Shakina Nayfack Sings ’Your Shoes’ From Transparent Musicale Finale by Roberto Araujo

The two-hour special is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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Watch an Exclusive Clip From New Movie Cyrano, My Love by Noah Mutterperl

The French film, about the story behind the 19th-century play Cyrano de Bergerac, premieres October 18.

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Don’t Wish, Do It Yourself by Shari Caplan

By Shari Caplan. Shari Caplan discusses Opera del West’s recent production of Cendrillon at the Boston Center for the Arts.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

‘Salvator Mundi’ Probably Won’t Be At The Louvre’s Leonardo Retrospective — And There May Be A Good Reason For That by Artsjournal1

Very few people even know where the world’s most expensive painting is right now: it’s supposed to be at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, but it’s never appeared there. (There’s a report th…

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Gramophone’s Recording Of The Year Is Bertrand Chamayou’s Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos; Jaap Van Zweden’s Other Band Is Orchestra Of The Year by Artsjournal1

Chamayou’s Erato-label disc of the 2nd and 5th Concertos with Emmanuel Krivine conducting the Orchestre National de France prevailed over nine other category winners to take the top prize.…

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Leonardo’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ Will Be Going To The Louvre’s Exhibition After All by Artsjournal1

“With just days to go before its hotly anticipated Leonardo da Vinci retrospective opens, the Louvre has finally secured the loan of one of the artist’s key works, following a two-year p…

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Q&A with Sarah Hadland from Noises Off at London's Garrick Theatre

Considered to be one of the undisputed funniest plays of all time, Michael Frayn's Noises Off is enjoying an acclaimed West End run at the Garrick Theatre where audiences have been laughin…

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NEWS: The almighty takes centre stage in new satire God 2.0 at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre by Featured Content

What would you ask God? What if you didn’t like the answer? Those are the questions posed by playwright and director Andrew Bruce-Lockhart in new play God 2.o, coming to the Lion & Uni…

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The Girl Who Fell post-show video and photos: How is social media affecting our mental health? by Terri Paddock

I feel like I’ve known writer Sarah Rutherford for years… that’s one of the positives of social media. (We follow each other on Twitter.) The irony is it’s her new play, The Girl Who…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Review Roundup: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50th Anniversary Tour - The Critics Weigh!

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar officially launched the 50th anniversary tour at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on October 8th before visiting over 30 c…

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There Are No Beginnings review – Yorkshire Ripper drama reclaims female narrative by Kate Wyver

Leeds PlayhouseThe murderer is never named in Charley Miles’s furious, funny play about women in Leeds between 1975-80 With a panoramic sense of empathy, Charley Miles’ heated play sees …

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Josh Widdicombe review – the fine art of whingeing by Brian Logan

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend The focus stays on the everyday as the standup works himself into a shrill rage. It would get repetitive if he wasn’t so good at it ‘I realise that this show is…

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Banksy banks on HODLers

And inadvertently promotes the exact opposite of instant frictionless settlement in consumer culture. Hero or villain?

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Mystify: Michael Hutchence — from shy child to onstage peacock

Richard Lowenstein’s assemblage of archive footage casts new light on the life of the INXS frontman

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Agency criticised for turning down actor with children claiming her opportunities would be ‘restricted’ by Matthew Hemley

An actor with two children seeking new representation has revealed how an agency turned her down because of her caring responsibilities, claiming

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VIDEO: The Six George Washingtons of HAMILTON Strike a Pose

The moment you've been waiting for...George Washington(s)!

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Expensive laughter by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Were a visitor from another planet to spend a few se…

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The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (3) by Terry Teachout

Various forms of the records-that-changed-my-life meme have been making the rounds lately, so I came up with my own version, which I call “The Twenty-Five Record Albums That Changed My Lif…

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Almanac: Jon Hassler on the taste for poetry by Terry Teachout

“Sexton I still read, but Plath I gave up on. For some years I was very enthusiastic about her, but I don’t feel the attraction any more. With poetry, I go where I’m pulled.” Jon Has…

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‘It’s all rather existential’: THE ICE CREAM BOYS – Jermyn Street Theatre by Laura Kressly

The Ice Cream Boys is an informative glimpse into South African politics and racial issues but it’s not clear what message the audience is meant to take away.

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Alfie Boe and Michael Ball Back Together UK Tour 2020 by Editorial Staff

By Editorial Staff Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are Back Together for a UK Tour starting at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow in February 2020. Tickets on sale Friday at 9am. This post Alfie Boe and Mi…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Matthew Bourne and Jude Law back theatre photography competition by Ruth Comerford

A new theatre photography competition has been launched, backed by choreographer Matthew Bourne and actor Jude Law. The competition is being run

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ArtsEd launches performing arts training in Dubai by Giverny Masso

Drama school ArtsEd is to roll out its performing arts training in Dubai. The announcement coincides with the London-based drama school’s 100-year

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jake Levy as Dmitry in the National Tour of ANASTASIA

Jake Levy has assumed the role of Dmitry on the national tour of Anastasia beginning on October 8th at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Rags The Musical to make its London premiere at the Park Theatre

From Manchester to riches! It has just been confirmed that the highly-acclaimed, revised version of Rags The Musical is set to open at the Park Theatre in London this January following a s…

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The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham’s Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Ealing comedies – the classic funny films produced by Ealing Studios in the late 1940s and early 1950s – have a history

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NEWS: Karl Queensborough leads new cast of Hamilton in London, more tickets released by Press Releases

As the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre, new casting has been announced and further tickets have been released, with …

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Cirque Du Soleil Corteo Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Corteo, one of the best-loved Cirque du Soleil productions is coming to the UK in June 2020. This post Cirque Du Soleil Corteo Tour first appeared on British Theatre. Hurrah!

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‘Exploring the dark corners where memory hides’: DISSOCIATED – Etcetera Theatre by Shyama Perera

There are some really interesting ideas in Dissociated, from the exploration of a woman’s psyche during continuous nights of conscious sleep to the fact that the traumas she unearths are p…

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Wake Up With BWW 10/17: THE SOUND INSIDE and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Open, and More!

Today's top stories: The Sound Inside and Little Shop of Horrors officially open tonight!

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Alexander Zeldin by Editors

INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER ZELDIN. Following the final edition of his trilogy about the unseen hardships of austerity Britain, the rising director Alexander Zeldin tells Dominic Cavendish about th…

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REVIEW: Solaris, Lyric Hammersmith ✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Solaris now playing at the Lyric Hammersmith. This post REVIEW: Solaris, Lyric Hammersmith ✭✭✭✭ first appeared on British Theatre. Hurrah!

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NEWS: Julie Atherton leads the cast of immersive pub musical The Green Fairy at Union Theatre

Any pub where you get to hear Julie Atherton singing is our kind of drinking esablishment, so we're excited about new hostiliery-set musical The Green Fairy, which has its UK premiere at The…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

There Are No Beginnings review at Leeds Playhouse – ‘sensitively handled and warmly performed’ by Natasha Tripney

This, to be clear, is not a play about the Yorkshire Ripper. That story has been told often enough, his name is

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Gene Kelly – The Legacy by Peter J Snee

Biographer and film historian, Patricia Ward Kelly, takes audiences behind the scenes and shares an intimate story of her late husband Gene Kelly. Newly formed Luca Entertainment Productions…

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‘We thought it’d be interesting to have these two very different but brilliant plays running next to each other’: Alexander Lass on directing Th by Featured Content

Director Alexander Lass has teamed up with producer Debbie Hicks on two major play productions running at The Vaults this autumn: the first-ever revival of David Hare‘s 2003 play The Perm…

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde review at Storyhouse, Chester – ‘a thought-provoking interpretation’ by Catherine Jones

Though Robert Louis Stevenson’s slight but thematically rich story of the unleashing of the dark soul has been dramatised in numerous different

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‘Often compelling’: MEPHISTO [A RHAPSODY] – Gate Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Mephisto [A Rhapsody], a French meta-theatrical update of Klaus Mann’s classic novel, has some brilliant moments but lacks metaphorical force.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Howard Panter expands his ATG empire – 20 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

 October 14, 1999: As we report on Trafalgar Entertainment’s plans to launch a new venture with director Jonathan Church, 20 years ago

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Tarek Iskander announces inaugural season at Battersea Arts Centre by Giverny Masso

Tarek Iskander has announced his first season as artistic director at Battersea Arts Centre, which features work by Lucy McCormick and Javaad

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Terri trips: Attending opening night of Mischief Theatre premiere Groan Ups by Terri Paddock

Ahead of my post-show Q&A tonight, I was at the Vaudeville Theatre for the official opening of the world premiere of Mischief Theatre's new comedy Groan Ups last Thursday (10 October 201…

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I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change opens season at renamed Chiswick Playhouse

All change in Chiswick! The Tabard Theatre has been renamed Chiswick Playhouse, ' in honour of the ara's illustrious theatrical heritage, and opens its inaugural season later this month with…

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Linda Vista by Jk Clarke

        By Samuel L. Leiter   I admit it. I’m guilty. I sat through Linda Vista, by actor-playwright Tracy Letts (August: Osage County), at Second Stage’s Helen Hayes Theatre, and e…

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Tarek Iskander: ‘I want BAC to matter to people as much as their local hospital’ by Lyn Gardner

Until three years ago, Battersea Arts Centre’s artistic director was working for the NHS. As he announces his first season at the

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'God, I was disgusting!' – Ali Wong on why women's bodies are the last taboo by Emine Saner

The standup behind Baby Cobra found fame with her candid material on sex and pregnancy. Back with a memoir, she talks about her work ethic, the taboo of miscarriage – and performing in fro…

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The Sound Inside, Starring Mary-Louise Parker, Opens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The Sound Inside, a new play by Pulitzer finalist Adam Rapp, officially opens on October 17 at Studio 54. Tony-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker stars in the production, directed by Tony wi…

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Little Shop of Horrors, Starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard & Christian Borle, Opens Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Little Shop of Horrors officially heads back to the off-Broadway stage on October 17, as the beloved musical's new revival opens at the Westside Theatre. Tony winner Michael Mayer directs t…

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Richard Jordan: Just like comedy, theatre is all about getting the timing right by Richard Jordan

The past decade has seen the arrival, and extraordinary rise, of a British theatre phenomenon in the form of Mischief Theatre from

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art set to push artistic boundaries and create unexpected experiences by Arts Review

Now in its fifth year, Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art is internationally known as a creative platform for captivating new work. For the next 11 days, Performance Space brings togethe…

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Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation by Darryl Reilly

This is the latest edition of creator, writer and director Gerard Alessandrini’s enduring musical spoof skewering present and past NYC theater that he inaugurated- in 1982 and has had over…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

The Rose Tattoo ****, Linda Vista ****, The New Englanders **1/2 Heroes of the Fourth Turning **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward October 17, 2019: “My life is unhappy. I want to change it and I don’t know how.” That’s the subtext of a lot of American drama and four productions currently …

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Cirque du Soleil Will Debut “TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE….” at THE CHICAGO THEATRE by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

Cirque du Soleil and The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today the casting and creative [...] The post Cirque du Soleil Will Debut “TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE….” at TH…

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Navy Pier To Host “ExPIERience 2019” Fundraiser To Support Arts & Cultural Programming by Michael J. Roberts

Navy Pier, Chicago’s nonprofit cultural destination, will host its second fundraising event, “ExPIERience 2019,” on [...] The post Navy Pier To Host “ExPIERience 2019” Fundraiser T…

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Larry Yando Returns As Scrooge for Goodman’s 42nd Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

More than 1.5 million people have experienced A Christmas Carol, “the greatest seasonal story of all” (Chicago [...] The post Larry Yando Returns As Scrooge for Goodman’s 42nd Annual…

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On the Couch with Danielle O’Malley by Arts Review

Who is Danielle O’Malley? A girl from Perth who’s mother always told her that she could achieve anything she set her heart on. I owe so much to her. What would you do differently to what…

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MIAF: The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes by Arts Review

Geelong’s Back-to Back has once again graced the Melbourne International Arts Festival stage with a hard-hitting and unashamedly honest work. The stage is set for a town hall meeting; fami…

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HALF DIVINE by Sandy MacDonald

A teen-oriented musical grows too big for its britches.

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They Had it Coming: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation’ by Matthew Wexler

Gerard Alessandrini returns with "Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation," a parody of Broadways latest musicals and plays. The post They Had it Coming: ‘Forbidden Broadway: The Next Gen…

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MoMA makeover: has it made modern art fresh?

The museum’s lavish reopening is a chance to recast the story of Modernism — but has it succeeded?

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How Yiddish 'Fiddler' Brought Me Closer to My Family - I was unprepared for how the current revival would affect me

I was unprepared for how the current revival would affect me---From the moment I heard about Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, I knew I had to see it. Just as rereading a favorite book reveals…

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Justin Sayre’s Ravenswood Manor, a Camp-Horror Soap Opera, Begins October 17 by Andrew Gans

The production, which also features rotating guest stars, plays Los Angeles’ Celebration Theatre.

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Little Shop of Horrors Opens Off-Broadway October 17 by Olivia Clement

Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard star in the Michael Mayer-helmed production at the Westside Theatre.

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Kate Shindle, Heidi Blickenstaff, L. Steven Taylor Star in Medusa Musical by Andrew Gans

The developmental work sessions are directed and choreographed by Chloe Treat.

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Listen to Leslie Odom Jr.’s New Single ‘Standards’ Before It Officially Drops October 18 by Ruthie Fierberg

Hear the Tony winner in an exclusive first listen from his upcoming solo album Mr.

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Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside Opens on Broadway by Olivia Clement

Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman star in the new play, directed by David Cromer.

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Ranking Disney on Broadway: Celebrating and Analyzing 25 Years on the Great White Way by Mark Robinson

It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Disney produced its first musical on Broadway, changing the trajectory of family musicals (and Times Square) forever. Today, I take a …

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10 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Oct. 17-20

Bob Seger, the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkin Festival and Matt and Kim are just a few of the events going on this weekend.

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