Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Broadway's Jagged Little Pill Opens Tonight

The musical, inspired by the Alanis Morrisette album, stars Elizabeth Stanley, Derek Klena, and more.

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A Son and His Elderly Father Have "The Talk" in Harry Townsend's Last Stand

Len Cariou and Craig Bierko star in George Eastman's new play.

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MsTrial: When Sexual Tension Crosses the Line Into Sexual Assault

Dep Kirkland's 2002 play receives a belated off-Broadway debut.

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VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS On Broadway's Plastics Perform 'Jingle Bell Rock' At The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

The Broadway cast of Mean Girls performed a rendition of the classic holiday song, 'Jingle Bell Rock' on NBC's broadcast of the '87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center' this evening…

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The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Having won the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for "I and You," this is the fourth production of a Lauren Gunderson play in New York since …

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Dance Umbrella Celebrates Merce Cunningham Centenary with “The Future Bursts In” at the Linbury Theatre in London by Lisa Marie Bowler

Within ten seconds, I am in love. Three men have taken off their shoes at the side of a white, open space, selected a music track from an iPad on a stand, smiled at each other, and stepped o…

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Theatre Works Summer Carnival by Arts Review

Theatre Works (TW) will transform into a full-blown party hub on Saturday 7 December for a Summer Carnival in the heart of St Kilda. The carnival will celebrate the launch of TW’s 2020 pro…

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“The Great Leap” at Pasadena Playhouse by Christine Deitner

Saul: It is always your turn. Every time you are on that court, it is always your turn. Wen Chang: It was such an American way of thinking. (The Great Leap) Pasadena Playhouse collaborate…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

KAIROS Dance Theater’s ‘OBJECT.’: Multiple meanings moved out  by Admin

Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.November 17, 2019. The multiplicity in KAIROS Dance Theater’s OBJECT. starts about as early as possible, with its title; the work centered on women b…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

King Ubu at Mona Foma by Peter J Snee

In a spectacular world premiere, Mona Foma is collaborating with Tasmania’s award-winning Terrapin Puppet Theatre to present King Ubu, a wild satire of power and greed, adapted from 19th-c…

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Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Three Years On Broadway!

The Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, celebrated three years of waving through a window today! Check out photos of the company celebrating this ex…

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Block Party at the Kirk by Pauline Adamek

Center Theatre Group has selected two local productions for the fourth annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from March 18 through April 19, 2020.…

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VIDEO: Watch Rockettes React to Famous Movie Dances on TODAY SHOW!

Two members from the Radio City Rockettes review dance scenes from Christmas movies, including a?oeMean Girlsa?? and a?oeElfa??.

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’32 rue Vandenbranden’: Bewildering beauty by Admin

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY.November 22, 2019. Peeping Tom’s 32 rue Vandenbranden ran from November 20-23, at the Harvey Theater as part of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next …

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Call Answered: Honey Davenport: "Stocking Stuffer: A Christmas Show with Balls" + "RuPaul's Drag Race" by Adam Rothenberg

In one of my raunchier interviews, I sat down with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 favorite Honey Davenport to discuss life after Drag Race as well as the debut of her holiday extravaganza St…

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(Benedict Nightingale’s article appeared in The New York Times, 11/27; via Pam Green.  Listen to a BBC interview with Jonathan Miller.) Known for his radical restagings of classic works, …

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Harry Townsend’s Last Stand: Wheezy Geriatric Comedy, with Fart Jokes by Steven Suskin

★★ Len Cariou does his best to charm his way through George Eastman’s creaky comedy The post Harry Townsend’s Last Stand: Wheezy Geriatric Comedy, with Fart Jokes appeared first on …

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Stepping Out set to tap dance its way into Melbourne’s heart by Gabi Bergman

Starring Annie Aitken, Debora Krizak and Deone Zanotto with direction and choreography by Madison Lee, Richard Harris’ Stepping Out is set to make its debut its Australian professional pre…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre review - the festive favourite mixes gloom with merriment by Heather Neill

A vigorous Paterson Joseph meets the Christmas spirits "Dickensian" commonly means both sentimental Victorian, apple-cheeked family perfection (especially at Christmas) and abject poverty. …

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Pop sensation Kesha joins Mardi Gras Party line-up by Arts Review

The party don’t start till she walks in! Glitter goddess and self-proclaimed dance commander Kesha has officially been announced as a performer at the Mardi Gras Party on Saturday 29 Febru…

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Coming to terms with aging in ‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ at New York City Center by Deb Miller

It’s father versus son in Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, George Eastman’s new play about coming to terms with aging and dealing with an elderly parent, now playing a limited Off-Broadway…

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New Michael Jackson Musical To Blame Sex Abuse Allegations On Glove; Johnny Depp Will Not Produce

NME has reported that Johnny Depp is producing a musical about Michael Jackson a?' told from the point of view of his glove.

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Strange Tales review – a feast of eerie stories from Chinese folklore by Mark Fisher

Traverse, EdinburghFrom a man sneezing out frog-like creatures to a husband restored to life with the phlegm of a beggar, these supernatural fables are uncanny Being human is a risk. You nev…

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MsTRIAL: Office Sexual Harassment Goes Strongly #MeToo by David Finkle

★★★ Former lawyer Dep Kirkland plays a nasty lawyer in his Weinstein-influenced drama The post MsTRIAL: Office Sexual Harassment Goes Strongly #MeToo appeared first on New York Stage R…

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Cabaret Katie for December by Cabaret Katie

Cabaret Katie announces her picks of New York Cabaret shows she’s looking forward to seeing this December, including Ann Kittredge at The Beach, Liora Michelle at Don’t Tell Mama, Richar…

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Richard Howle: Ticket resale shake-up will keep touts out and customers happy by Richard Howle

The policy of ‘no exchanges or refunds’ no longer serves the people who buy theatre tickets. Richard Howle argues that new guidance

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel & Elsa Head 'Into The Unknown' In New FROZEN 2 Music Video

Disney has released a new look at Disney's Frozen 2, featuring the brand-new song 'Into The Unknown.' Hear Tony Award-winner, Idina Menzel, belt out Disney's latest anthem in this full-lengt…

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Galleries And Museums Are So Crowded Now The Experience Is… Not Artistic by Artsjournal

Venture to many blockbuster exhibitions, particularly on a weekend, and you’ll often be met with overwhelming crowds. Is there a surfeit of public interest in art? Are galleries packing in…

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Study: Calling To Thank Donors Doesn’t Result In Them Giving More by Artsjournal

About 28% of the donors to the public TV stations who got thank you calls gave to the same charity within the next year. And 28% of the donors who didn’t get the calls did as well. Likewis…

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Photo Flash: Dave Malloy's MOBY-DICK Sets Sail At American Repertory Theater

American Repertory Theater's world premiere production of Moby-Dick set sail this week at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA. Get a first glimpse of the production below.

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State Library Victoria begins a new chapter by Arts Review

Forty per cent more space has been opened to the public as part of the spectacular Vision 2020 transformation of the State Library Victoria (SLV). Minister for Creative Industries Martin Fol…

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Live performance continues to drive cultural economy – but growth rate slowing by Arts Review

The live performance industry continued to drive Australia’s cultural economy in 2018 with more than 26 million attendances generating almost $2.2 billion in ticket revenue. Revenue increa…

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Family turmoil powerfully captured in ‘The Humans’ in San Jose by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

'The Humans,' Stephen Karam's prize-winning portrait of a struggling family, gets strong staging at San Jose Stage Company.

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Films from SLAVE PLAY's Jeremy O. Harris, Julie Taymor & More Join Line-Up at Sundance Film Festival

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenin…

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See Jonah Platt, Michael Cerveris, Natalie Joy Johnson, and More Strip Down With the Skivvies in I Touch My Elf at Joe's Pub by Nathan Skethway

The popular undergarment-clad band also welcomed Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Natalie Weiss, and more.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Dear Evan Hansen Marks 3rd Broadway Anniversary With Ice Cream Party

Toast the show's anniversary with these photos.

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Tim Ritchie leaving The Tech to lead Boston science museum by Sal Pizarro

Tim Ritchie oversaw a period of growth and change during more than eight years as CEO of the San Jose science center.

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Eric Chien, Dom Chambers and the Cast of The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays on Bringing Magic to Broadway for the Fifth Year by

Magicians Eric Chien, Dom Chambers, Chris Cox and more talk about bringing The Illuisionists - Magic of the Holidays to Broadway, putting a holiday twist to their performance and more.

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The Illusionists Delights Broadway Audiences with Feats of Magic at the Neil Simon Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

After four holiday prior engagements on the Great White Way, the hit magic show The Illusionists is back with the smash-hit production Magic of the Holidays. The fan-favorite show will co…

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Loss Underlies “Everything Is Super Great’ at Theatre Lab by Bill Hirschman

As we get older, the reality of loss becomes an inescapable fact of life. How we deal with that is the core of Stephen Brown’s Everything is Super Great at Theatre Lab (subtitled “a come…

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New York Philharmonic Presents Steve Reich's New Work for Orchestra by Olivia Giovetti

The composer's first work for orchestra in three decades pays homage to the Baroque concerto grosso and receives its New York premiere December 5–7.

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Making a Musical – Episode 5 by Jared Goudsmit

Meet the cast The post Making a Musical – Episode 5 appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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Long-running play ‘The Woman in Black’ comes to the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Geoffrey Himes

Stage adaptation of popular ghost novel surprised its creator by becoming a scary good hit.

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Danielle Brooks, John Keating, Jonathan Hadary Receive Actors’ Equity Awards by Ryan McPhee

The three were recognized for their work in classic titles: Much Ado About Nothing, Irish Rep's O'Casey Cycle, and Coriolanus.

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Danielle Brooks and John Keating Receive Actors' Equity Foundation's Callaway Award

Danielle Brooks and John Keating have been selected to receive the 2019 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a profes…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Experiencing Kid’s Week at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Gabi Bergman

An exciting new initiative between Her Majesty’s Theatre and theatre producer John Frost, Kid’s Week aims to encourage children who haven’t had an opportunity to experience a professio…

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Jeremy O. Harris’ Zola Movie, Julie Taymor and Sarah Ruhl’s Gloria Steinem Biopic, More to Premiere at 2020 Sundance Film Festival by Ryan McPhee

The new lineup includes movies featuring such stage veterans as Laura Benanti, Laura Linney, and Reed Birney.

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Joey McIntyre Will Star in THE WANDERER At Paper Mill Playhouse

The Wanderer, a new musical based on the life of Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci, the multi-platinum selling American music pioneer, will open at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in…

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A First Look at the World Premiere of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol in Boston by Marc J. Franklin

The new stage musical, based on the Charles Dickens Christmas ghost story, began performances at the Emerson Colonial Theatre December 3.

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Join “Piano Bar Live!” Monday, December 9th at 7pm at Brandy’s with Guests Susie Mosher, Kelli Rabke, Brad Simmons, Stephen Wertz, Zasha Rabie &

Michael McAssey ScoBar Entertainment continues PIANO BAR LIVE! every Monday night at 7pm at Brandy’s Piano Bar on the Upper East Side. Joining Piano Bar Maestro, MICHAEL McASSEY at the ke…

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Review Roundup: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Opens in San Francisco; Read All The Reviews!

The exclusive West Coast production of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrated the official opening in San Francisco , Sunday, December 1st, at the Curran Theater. Once …

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Joey McIntyre to Star in Dion Musical The Wanderer by Dan Meyer

The Broadway alum and New Kid on the Block will play the “Runaround Sue” singer-songwriter in the Paper Mill Playhouse world premiere.

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What’s The Point Of The Turner Prize If Everyone Wins? by Artsjournal

“While this gesture is charged by the passion of a particular moment, it has huge implications for the future. It places the Tate and subsequent Turner Prize artists and juries in an invid…

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You Get A Turner Prize And You Get A Turner Prize And You Get A Turner Prize And You Get A Turner Prize by Artsjournal

The four nominees had appealed to the jury to consider awarding the prize to them as a collective due to their shared commitment to urgent social and political causes. “At this time of pol…

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264 Episodes, Decades Of Reruns, And 50 Spin-Off Novels — Why ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Endures by Artsjournal1

Sure, it’s because of Jessica Fletcher, both an independent woman and a nice old lady who fights crime with a sharp eye instead of a gun. And the TV scripts were solid. Yet, observes Jon L…

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Bravo To The Turner Prize For Declaring Four Winners by Artsjournal

“The Turner has always been premised on there being a winner. The award garners publicity, feeds the bookies and, apparently, generates discussion. It is all, supposedly, good for the clim…

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So How Has Tumblr Survived Its First Year Without Porn? by Artsjournal1

Better than many people had predicted, actually. Yes, reports Kaitlyn Tiffany, traffic took a very big hit. Even so, “without porn, Tumblr still has plenty: photography, studying, The Sims…

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Tommasini: Upgrade Of NY Philharmonic’s Theatre Experience Could Be Transformative by Artsjournal

” ‘Amenities’ seems inadequate to describe how transformative the improvements could be for performers and audiences. I’d argue that the physical details of a concert hall are crucia…

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Kyle Marshall On Dancing The Abstract Work Of Trisha Brown While Creating His Own Explorations Of Religion And Race by Artsjournal1

A Q&A with Gia Kourlas “about examining his religious upbringing, performing the dances of a postmodern master while choreographing his own works and developing a close-knit dance fami…

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How NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts Became So Big by Artsjournal

During its 11-year run, “unadorned” has been the name of the game at Tiny Desk Concerts, whose appeal lies in the nakedness of its setup: no backing tracks, no Auto-Tune, no frills. The…

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The Man Who Brought Chinese Science Fiction To America And Made It A Hit by Artsjournal1

“The success of The Three-Body Problem” — the first translated novel to win a Hugo Award — “not only turned [author] Liu Cixin into a global literary star; it opened the floodgates…

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What Broadway 2019 Looked Like by Artsjournal

In some years, narratives emerge, about innovation or stagnation, retrenchment or inclusion, celebrity, politics, source material. But 2019 seemed especially all over the map. Shows were big…

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What I’ve Learned About Arts Journalism In The Past Decade by Artsjournal

Diep Tran: “When I was first hired at American Theatre, I thought arts journalism was two things: reviewing shows and interviewing celebrities. But as I’ve grown in my career, I realized…

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What Mr. Rogers Tells Us About Generation X by Artsjournal

“How is it possible that those of us raised on — or perhaps more accurately, raised by — Mister Rogers could have turned out to be so disengaged and sarcastic? Well, for starters, mayb…

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Elizabeth Stanley of Jagged Little Pill by

Elizabeth Stanley discusses stepping into the spotlight in Jagged Little Pill, meeting Alanis Morissette and more.

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Pure Magic! Here's a First Look at The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

The Illusionists are giving a whole new meaning to holiday magic this season. The performers are wowing audiences in their latest show The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays, which is play…

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You Learn! Jagged Little Pill Star Elizabeth Stanley on Coming into Her Own as a Broadway Leading Lady by Lindsey Sullivan

Sean Allan Krill and Elizabeth Stanley in "Jagged Little Pill" (Photo: Matthew Murphy) Elizabeth Stanley has showcased her talents on Broadway with featured roles in Company, Cry-Baby, Mi…

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Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day Extends Again at the Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

The new off-Broadway production of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day has received a second extension at the Public Theater. The play will now run through December 22. A Bright Room Ca…

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Gregg Edelman & Eric William Morris Complete the Cast of Richard Greenberg's The Perplexed Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman and recent King Kong star Eric William Morris have joined the cast of The Perplexed, a new play by Tony winner Richard Greenberg set to appear at off-Br…

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Tony Winner Michael Cerveris on His New Album and Jonathan Groff's 'Constant and Adorable' Laughing on Mindhunter by Caitlin Moynihan

Michael Cerveris is known for his illustrious stage and screen resume, which boasts two Tony Awards, 10 Broadway productions, six Tony nominations and over eight TV shows where he was a feat…

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for Martin McDonagh's Hangmen Starring Dan Stevens by

Tickets are now on sale for the the Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh's Olivier-winning comedy Hangmen. The production, directed by Matthew Dunster, will begin previews on February 28, 20…

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Joey McIntyre to Star in Dion Musical The Wanderer at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Joey McIntyre is headed back to the stage in a new musical. The former New Kids on the Block member who recently appeared on Broadway in Waitress will headline the world premiere musical The…

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Eric Chien, Dom Chambers and the Cast of The Illuisionists - Magic of the Holidays on Bringing Magic to Broadway for the Fifth Year by

Magicians Eric Chien, Dom Chambers, Chris Cox and more talk about bringing The Illuisionists - Magic of the Holidays to Broadway, putting a holiday twist to their performance and more.

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BWW Flashback: Meet the Stars of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA the Musical!

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday,Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel will play the iconic Miranda Priestly in the new musical, The Devil Wears Prada and the role of the wide-eyed assistant, And…

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Inside Opening Night of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony- and Olivier-winning play, a continuation of J.K. Rowling’s popular series, opened at the Curran Theatre December 1.

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Still Waiting: A Review of Waiting for Godot at Victory Gardens Theater by Hugh Iglarsh

Those hoping for a memorable production of Beckett's existential classic will have to do what his infamous protagonists have done for decades: keep waiting.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

NYTW Sets Dates and Cast for the Off-Broadway Premiere of Celine Song’s Endlings by Olivia Clement

Dates are also set for the world premiere of Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok.

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VIDEO: Patchy the Pirate Interviews The Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE!

Are you ready kids? Patchy the Pirate, also known as original Spongebob voice actor Tom Kenny, is going behind the scenes at Nickelodeon's upcoming The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage! Che…

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To the editor: There are important reasons to have a specific gross potential when a show begins performances. Investors are solicited based on a theoretical model created by the producers a…

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The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the recipients of AFI AWARDS 2019. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts' collaborative nature, AFI AWARDS a?" now in i…

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VIDEO: Harry Hamlin Talks His Off-Broadway Play ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE

Harry Hamlin was a guest on Wednesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about his off-Broadway play 'One November Yankee.'

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Richard Greenberg’s ‘The Perplexed’ Rounds Out Off-Broadway Cast With Gregg Edelman & Eric William Morris by Greg Evans

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Perplexed has completed its cast with Gregg Edelman (City of Angels, Into the Woods) and Eric William Morris (King Kong…

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BWW Exclusive: Seth Rudetsky Celebrates 20 Years of Broadway Chatterbox with Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin & More!

Long before he had audiences cheering 'Brava' as the Broadway host on SiriusXM radio, Seth Rudetsky was interviewing stars every Thursday night at Don't Tell Mama. On Seth's Broadway Chatte…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Newsies Tour Alum Alex Prakken Will Reprise Performance at White Plains Performing Arts Center by Logan Culwell-Block

The cast is complete for the Westchester venue's upcoming production of the Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein musical.

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BWW Flashback: Meet Broadway's Newest Evan Hansen, Jordan Fisher!

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Broadway has found its next Evan Hansen! Producer Stacey Mindich just announced today that recording artist and actor Jordan Fisher will return to Broadw…

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Look Back at Pulitzer Prize-Winning August: Osage County on Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The Tracy Letts play opened December 4, 2007, at the Imperial Theatre.

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The Public Theater Extends A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Through Sunday, December 22

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a second and final extension today for the New York revival of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY…

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‘Mahabharata’: World’s longest poem becomes a brisk Oakland stage show by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

Bay Area playwright Geetha Reddy adapted epic Indian poem "The Mahabharata" into a brisk solo show for Ubuntu Theater in Oakland.

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Eric William Morris and Gregg Edelman Join World Premiere of The Perplexed by Olivia Clement

MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow will helm the Richard Greenberg play Off-Broadway.

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Justin Guarini Joins BroadwayCon 2020 Lineup

 BroadwayCon 2020 welcomes Broadway star and musician Justin Guarini to the special guest lineup! As part of his first-ever appearance at the convention, Guarini will lead an audition techn…

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Five Burning Questions with Waitress Star Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee talks about her journey with Waitress, closing out the Broadway run, the realities of fame, and her Wicked/Smash fantasy.

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Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day Extends Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Public Theater revival is helmed by Oskar Eustis.

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AussieTheatre Christmas Advent Calendar Giveaway #5 by Sean McLoughlin

To celebrate the holiday season, are going theatre crazy and will be opening a new window on our Advent Calendar each day to reveal some amazing theatre treats. Check back …

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

TCM Announces Big Screen Classics Series Featuring FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, ANNIE & More!

 'Surely, you can't be serious!' In 2020, 14 of movie history's greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas …

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Krystina Alabado, Emma Hunton, Ben Fankhauser, More to Sing on Studio Album of The Mad Ones by Logan Culwell-Block

The Kait Kerrigan– and Brian Lowdermilk–penned musical has been acquired for licensing by Concord Theatricals.

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Broadway in 2019: a flashy, fractured year of confused highs and lows by Alexis Soloski

There were big musicals, thoughtful political statements and big star disappointments in a disordered year of theater Broadway went to Paris this year. And to New Haven, north London, the Gu…

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Fairview: the Pulitzer winner whose creator hopes it has a short shelf life by Bridget Minamore

Jackie Sibblies Drury thinks her acclaimed play, and the stereotypes it presents, will soon go out of date. As it comes to the Young Vic, she and director Nadia Latif explain why Playwright …

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The Boy Friend review – an exuberant jaunt to the Riviera by Michael Billington

Menier Chocolate Factory, LondonThis pitch-perfect revival of Sandy Wilson’s 1953 musical is a positive invitation to dance Time has been good to Sandy Wilson’s 1953 musical. Although se…

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'They threw sausage rolls!' Christmas gigs bring no cheer for standups by David Jesudason

During the festive season, comedy clubs can be hijacked by drunk, obnoxious audiences. Dave Johns, Maff Brown and Jessica Fostekew recount their worst experiences ‘We would sometimes bet t…

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Midnight Movie review – a striking look at online liberation by Arifa Akbar

Royal Court, LondonSaturating the senses with sound, light and sign language, this imaginative experience explores whether the web can free us from our ‘glitching’ bodies In Midnight Mov…

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Svetlana Zakharova review – Bolshoi ballerina cuts chic shapes as Chanel by Lyndsey Winship

Coliseum, LondonA stylish riff on Coco Chanel’s place in ballet history and a regal mocking of Handel make a double bill where style outshines insight The indomitable Boshoi ballerina Svet…

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Jim Jefferies review – filthy comic leaves a nasty stench by Brian Logan

O2 Arena, LondonGlimpses of wit float to the surface in this sex-and-excrement bonanza … but are quickly flushed away by tedious misogyny Two trips to the O2 in 10 days: two shows wallowin…

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What I've learned from 10,000 nights at the theatre | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

As Michael Billington, the Guardian’s chief theatre critic, prepares to step down, he discusses what has changed – and what hasn’t – in his 48 years as a nightly aisle-squatter Ten o…

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Kristin Chenoweth Reveals to Rachel Ray That She Wants to Start Producing on Broadway

Kristin Chenoweth is set to be a guest on Rachael Ray's daytime talk show this Friday. During her interview, she shares that she wants to start producing on Broadway!

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Review: ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ Offers an Exhilarating Sanctuary by Ben Brantley

Inua Ellams’s energizing, globe-traveling play considers the barber’s chair as the black man’s confessional.

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VIDEO: Ethan Slater Performs 'Best Day Ever' In SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE!

It's far from a typical Bikini Bottom day because we're getting a sneak peek at Tony nominee Ethan Slater performing 'Best Day Ever' in the upcoming The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage, whi…

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Terrence Mann Joins Lee Pace and Jared Harris in Apple TV’s Foundation by Dan Meyer

The show is based on Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi novel trilogy.

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punkplay by Vanessa Cate

punkplay Reviewed by Vanessa Cate Circle X Theatre Co. Through December 21 RECOMMENDED For anyone who grew up as an outsider, Gregory S. Moss’s punkplay packs the sweetness of nostalg…

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THEATER REVIEW: 'My Life on a Diet' is Taylor tour de force by John Kazmark

Now in production through Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Arthur Laurents Theater in The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, the George Street Playhouse's latest offering, MY LIFE ON A DIET, is fu…

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Fefu’s Friends, Old and New by American Theatre Editors

Artists behind the 1977 premiere of María Irene Fornés’s groundbreaking play compare notes with artists from a new revival.

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‘A tuneful & comic delight’: COPPÉLIA – Royal Opera House ★★★★ by Johnny Fox

Coppélia may be the nearest classical ballet comes to pantomime and as a choice alternative to the usual slew of Nutcrackers and Sleeping Beauties, this one is a tuneful and comic delight.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

Check Out Photos of The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Illusionists returns to Broadway with a new holiday show at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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Myriam Phiro Sings Edith Piaf by New York Theater

French is Myriam Phiro’s first language, and Edith Piaf her first love. But it wasn’t until she moved to New York from her hometown in a rural area of Quebec a decade ago that Phiro star…

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London Theatre News Today: Wednesday 4 December by Hira Desai

In today's news we have newly released production images from Dick Whittington And His Cat along with first costume sketches from The Prince of Egypt. The post London Theatre News Today: We…

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Musical director George Francis: ‘I’ve never felt comfortable telling people my age until now’ by Catherine Jones

It has been a busy year for musical director George Francis, who turns 23 on the first preview of his new show,

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Carmen Berkley, Malika Samuel, Alyssa May Gold, & Rebecca Jimenez Sound Off On Power, Truth, and Starring in the Explosive New Play Our Dear Dead

The four stars of off-Broadway's Our Dear Dead Drug Lord discuss finding their power through the piece, their character's futures, and the truth of Alexis Scheer's new play.

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Milwaukee Rep’s Spectacular A CHRISTMAS CAROL Retains Dickens’ Message of Morality by Matthew Perta

Thrilling, grand-scale entertainment.  A sweeping, heartwarming tale told with dazzling special effects, festive music and [...] The post Milwaukee Rep’s Spectacular A CHRISTMAS CAROL Ret…

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Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE… Delivers Multi-Sensory Holiday Magic by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

Over one hundred years before Superman was spotted flying over a New York City sky [...] The post Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE… Delivers Multi-Sensory Holiday Magic appear…

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Broadway In Chicago Announces THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Returns May 12-17 by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY will return for a [...] The post Broadway In Chicago Announces THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Returns Ma…

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Look Back at Tony Winner Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen by Nathan Skethway

The Tony-winning Best Musical opened December 4, 2016, at the Music Box Theatre.

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Terrence Mann Joins Cast of Apple Series FOUNDATION

Terrence Mann, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn and Cassian Bilton have joined the cast of the new Apple series Foundation as series regulars, according to Deadline. 

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Movie Musicals Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, More Returning to Theatres Through TCM Big Screen Classics by Dan Meyer

The 2020 series will brings back some of Hollywood’s favorite films, many of which have ties to Broadway.

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The Snow Queen at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff – ‘stylistically daring’ by Nicholas Davies

The Sherman’s Christmas show is a Cardiff tradition and this year the company turns to the versatile Conor Mitchell to provide script,

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Michael Cerveris stops by HQ to chat about his band, Loose Cattle, and more with Paul Wontorek.

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See Craig Bierko and Len Cariou in Harry Townsend's Last Stand

The new play is running off-Broadway.

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Tina Landau Returns to Bikini Bottom to Bring Her SpongeBob Musical to Nickelodeon

Landau restages her Broadway show with its original cast for an upcoming TV broadcast.

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Katharine McPhee, Drew Gehling, and More Set for Waitress Q&A

The discussion will take place on December 9.

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Sara Bareilles to Host Final Broadway Edition of Waitress Cast Album Karaoke

One last chance for you to sing the score on stage at the Brooks Atkinson.

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Eric Chien and Dom Chambers Give Us a Magical Glimpse of the Illusionists

The magic show is back for another year, this time at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre.

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Go Inside Nova Ball 2019 With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Tina Fey, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The annual benefit for Ars Nova, honoring composers Jeff Richmond and Joe Iconis, was held December 2.

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Photo Flash: Check Out Photos From the Fred Ebb Award Presentation

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented the fifteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for a…

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La MaMa Artistic Director Mia Yoo and More Join Cast of The Trojan Women by Olivia Clement

Composed by Elizabeth Swados and directed by Andrei Serban, the groundbreaking 1974 production returns in December.

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It's o-fish-al: St. Louis Aquarium will open Christmas Day at Union Station by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Construction on the $187 million entertainment complex, which includes an observation wheel and an indoor ropes course, began in November 2017.

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A couple of actors pursue 'A Life in the Theater' by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

St. Louis Actors' Studio presents early David Mamet play.

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Photo Flash: Take a Look at Production Photos From THE ILLUSIONISTS - MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and The Works Entertainment have once again brought The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays back to Broadway's Neil Simon T…

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Cinderella review at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen – ‘Alan McHugh on top comic form’ by Nicole Hepburn

Returning to the Aberdeen stage for the 16th year, Alan McHugh leads a new cast with spellbinding ease, captivating the audience. Laura

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BWW TV: Preview Magic of the Holidays with the Cast of THE ILLUSIONISTS!

The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays, the mind-blowing holiday spectacular that showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth, is now in performances fo…

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Where to sit for Sunday in the Park with George?

Currently serving London theatregoers a sweet cup of ambition with Dolly Parton's smash-hit musical 9 to 5, the Savoy Theatre is set to switch things up this coming summer in favour of s…

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Shia LaBeouf’s childhood is re-enacted in the manic tragicomedy Honey Boy

An autobiographical movie that strips bare the actor’s early years

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So Long, My Son is an intricately tragic drama set in China’s one-child era

Wang Xiaoshuai’s wonderfully acted film is an epic of love and loss

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The Cave is a blistering documentary about a Syrian hospital

The doctor at the heart of this film shows dauntless compassion

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Lea Salonga, Alfie Boe, More Set for Do You Hear the People Sing? Concert Tour by Andrew Gans

The Australian concerts will celebrate the work of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg.

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Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star in cancer drama Ordinary Love

This hospital saga is gripping, well acted and sometimes harrowing

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BBC commits to ‘permanently shifting the dial’ in terms of disability representation in 2020 by Georgia Snow

The BBC has made a number of pledges to improve disability representation on and off screen, including new job opportunities on flagship

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Ticketing manager sentenced for £80k WhatsOnStage theft by Georgia Snow

A former ticketing manager at theatre website WhatsOnStage has been given a 16-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to stealing more than

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Cumbernauld Theatre staff face redundancy as venue prepares to go dark by Ruth Comerford

Members of staff at Scotland’s Cumbernauld Theatre are facing redundancy, as the company prepares to relocate next year. The theatre, based in

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Motherless Brooklyn — Edward Norton directs and stars in a bloated crime thriller

The actor plays a detective with Tourette’s syndrome in this 1950s-set film

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How To Prepare Your Audition Book: Working With Accompanists

When BWW asked me to come up with a guide on a?oeHow To Prepare Your Audition Book,a?? I was more than happy to oblige. The following bits of advice and at-the-piano and behind-the-table wis…

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Buddies — a powerful Aids drama from 1985

Arthur J. Bressan’s re-released film has charm and poignancy

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg — a revival of Jacques Demy’s classic

Catherine Deneuve whirls, twirls and sings in this dazzling film

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How Hairspray Composer and Co-Lyricist Marc Shaiman’s Bette Midler Dreams Became Reality by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concerts with Lillias White, Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty, and the never-in-a-million-years dream that came true for a …

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How Hairspray Composer-Lyricist Marc Shaiman’s Bette Midler Dreams Became Reality by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from his concerts with Lillias White, Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty, and the never-in-a-million-years dream that came true for a …

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Peter Pan review at Hull Truck Theatre – ‘delightfully whimsical take on JM Barrie’s classic’ by Will Ramsey

After the bite of last year’s production of Oliver Twist, which didn’t shy away from depicting the grimmer aspects of Victorian London,

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‘Waitress’ to hold Q&A event on Dec. 9 by Caitlin Huston

Cast members of “Waitress” will participate in a question-and-answer session following the performance on Dec. 9. The talkback will be moderated by SiriusXM host Julie James and will fea…

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Beauty and the Beast review at Grand Opera House, Belfast – ‘handsome visuals’ by Jane Coyle

Beauty and the Beast is a fairytale with substance and a message – that real beauty lies within a person. The opening

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Get a Sneak Peek at the Costumes for London’s The Prince of Egypt by Nathan Skethway

Costume designer Ann Hould-Ward shares sketches for just a few of the 380 costumes she has created for the upcoming West End production.

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Musical Based on Your Cousin Trevor's Band Announced After All Other Artists Already Adapted by Broadway Beat

by Steven Hayet. @NotScubaSteve. NEW YORK, NY - After exhausting the catalogue of American & British popular music, Broadway producers, scrambling to find a popular musical artist with t…

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Cast Announced for Hangmen, Dan Stevens to Star by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The forthcoming Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s Olivier-winning comedy Hangmen has its star. Dan Stevens will play the role of Mooney in the piece, directed by Matthew Dunster. Al…

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REVIEW: Amelie The Musical, The Other Palace London ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Amelie The Musical starring Audrey Brisson now playing at The Other Palace in London. Book Now! This post REVIEW: Amelie The Musical, The Other Palace Lond…

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Idina Menzel Weighs in on Frozen on Broadway, Cosplaying, Ariana Grande, and More by Dan Meyer

The Tony winner and Frozen 2 star dropped by Radio Andy with Andy Cohen for a candid interview.

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WAITRESS to Hold Post-Show Q&A With Katharine McPhee, Drew Gehling and More

The producers of Waitress have announced a special Q&A event following the performance on Monday, December 9th. SiriusXM host Julie James will moderate the conversation with Katharine Mc…

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Midnight Movie review at Royal Court, London – ‘ambitious but opaque’ by Rosemary Waugh

Incommunicability is frequently identified as an aspect of chronic pain. Indeed, this was precisely the topic of Rachel Bagshaw’s previous work, The

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Cecilia Bartoli To Run Her First Opera House by Artsjournal1

The now-veteran mezzo (age 53) has been artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival since 2012, but in 2023 she will take over her first full-fledged company, the Opéra de Monte-Carl…

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Minnesota Orchestra Posts Largest Deficit In Its History But Says It Has ‘Strong Financial Foundation’ by Artsjournal1

“The [$8.8 million operating] deficit, which followed four years of small surpluses, exceeds the previous record shortfall of $6 million in 2012, when the orchestra was mired in a contract…

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And The 2019 Turner Prize Goes To — All Four Finalists Together by Artsjournal1

From the Booker Prize to the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, this seems to be the year of shared accolades in the UK. The judges of the Turner, Britain’s leading visual art prize, split the hono…

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Turkey’s Top Court Rules That 1,000-Year-Old Church-Turned-Mosque-Turned-Museum Must Be Turned Back Into Mosque (Could This Happen To Hagia Sophia?) by Artsjournal1

“The Church of St Savior in Chora, which was converted into the Kariye Mosque in the early 16th century by an Ottoman vizier, was designated a museum by the Turkish government in 1945. Its…

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Founders Of Chicago’s Halcyon Theatre Abruptly Quit And Leave City by Artsjournal1

“On Tuesday, the co-founders of Halcyon Theatre, Tony and Jenn Adams, said that they have stepped down [after 14 years] and have moved to Maine. Effective immediately, Arlicia McClain will…

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At The Theater Olympics (Where Russia Is Not Banned) by Artsjournal1

Like its more famous athletic counterpart, this international gathering, founded in Greece in 1994, happens (roughly) every four years in a different city. This year, for the first time, it…

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D.C. Fontana, ‘Star Trek’ Writer Who Shaped Character Of Spock, Dead At 80 by Artsjournal1

“Fontana, the first female writer on the show, … was perhaps second only to Gene Roddenberry, the series’ creator, in molding the sprawling Star Trek story-telling empire. … [She] wr…

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Dan Stevens to Lead Martin McDonagh's Hangmen on Broadway; Tracie Bennett & More Will Co-Star by Andy Lefkowitz

Dan Stevens is headed back to the Great White Way. The star of stage and screen will take on the lead role of the brooding Mooney in the Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh's Olivier-winni…

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‘We like our plays to have a heart & that heart is often bittersweet’: Kellie Batchelor stars in Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis at the by Emma Clarendon

Actress Kellie Batchelor chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis.

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A Look at the World Premiere of Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven by Marc J. Franklin

The new drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis opens at the Linda Gross Theater December 9.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Tituss Burgess Teams Up with Netflix For Music Contest Show

Tituss Burgess has teamed up with Netflix for a music contest show, according to Variety. 

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66 Holiday Shows to See in New York City This December by Dan Meyer

Playbill’s 2019 guide to the Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway shows, dance works, and cabarets and concerts starring Broadway talent celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, and genera…

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65 Holiday Shows to See in New York City This December by Dan Meyer

Playbill’s 2019 guide to the Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway shows, dance works, and cabarets and concerts starring Broadway talent celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, and genera…

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Letters for November 2019 by American Theatre Editors

Readers respond to our about our October special issue on small theatres.

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“My Life on a Diet”: Renée Taylor, ladies and gentlemen, and what a life she’s led! by Allen Neuner

MY LIFE ON A DIET is a 90-minute showcase for the multi-talented, sometimes raunchy, but always entertaining Renée Taylor. Her past has been more remarkable than one might think for the wom…

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Tell Us In 10: Tom Edden by Kitty Underwood

Today, we hear from Tom Edden, currently starring as De Guiche in Jamie Lloyd's Cyrano De Bergerac alongside James McAvoy. The post Tell Us In 10: Tom Edden appeared first on Official London…

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2019 in Review: Trend of the Year: Teens Playing Teens by JK

2019 in Review: Trend of the Year One may have thought that eleven years ago, Broadway would have tried a little bit harder at getting actual teenagers to play teenagers when the musical 13…

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Sara Bareilles Will Host the Final WAITRESS Cast Album Karaoke

The composer and lyricist of Waitress, the multi-platinum-selling Grammy and twice Tony-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, will return to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to host the fin…

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Broadway Princess Party, With Susan Egan, Courtney Reed, and Laura Osnes, to Make London Debut by Dan Meyer

The popular concert series will play the Leicester Square Theatre in 2020.

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VIDEO: Idina Menzel Shares Why She Hasn't Seen FROZEN on Broadway

Idina Menzel stopped by the SiriusXM studios this week to promote her new album Christmas: A Season of Love. While at the SiriusXM studios, Idina Menzel sat down with Andy Cohen on his ex…

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Toward Crafting Better Conflict Of Interest Policy And Practice by Joe Patti

As the world becomes more connected, rules and regulations governing conflicts of interest associated with geographic boundaries start to lose their relevance. Broader definitions and applic…

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Broadway Premiere of My Name Is Lucy Barton to Begin Previews Early by Olivia Clement

The Manhattan Theatre Club production, starring Laura Linney, will open in January 2020.

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Society of Composers and Lyricists Nominate Cynthia Erivo, Pasek and Paul, the Lopezes, More for Inaugural Awards by Dan Meyer

The musical theatre heavy hitters were nominated for their work on such films as Harriet, Aladdin, and Frozen 2.

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1984. A “spiritual happening” when Morgan Freeman preached The Gospel at Colonus at Arena Stage by Blair A. Ruble

Editor’s note: The mix of cultures has always provided a rich stew for theater, showing us both the universality of human longing and the diverse ways in which it can be expressed. So, for…

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Review: The Magic Duel, a mystifying show. Believe it or not. by Tim Treanor

In the genteel Mayflower Hotel, where J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson often ate dinner alone together, Mark Phillips and Ryan Phillips are engaged in a magic duel. By “magic duel” I don…

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Tracie Bennett, Dan Stevens And More Announced For Martin McDonagh's HANGMEN On Broadway

Casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Academy Award winner, Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Martin McDonagh's new comedy Hangmen

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Dan Stevens among cast announced for Martin McDonagh's Hangmen Broadway run by Maureen Lee Lenker

Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen has roped up its Broadway cast. The Olivier-winning play is coming to the Great White Way this spring, and it’s got a cast full of British heavyweights, includ…

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‘Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, ‘Game of Thrones’ Mark Addy Head Martin McDonagh’s Broadway Return ‘Hangmen’ by Greg Evans

Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens and Game of Thrones‘ Mark Addy will head up the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy Hangmen, arriving at the Golden Theatre Friday, Feb. 28…

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‘Hangmen’ announces Broadway cast by Caitlin Huston

“Hangmen” has announced casting for its Broadway run this spring.  Mark Addy, Owen Campbell, Gaby French, Richard Hollis and John Horton will all reprise their Off-Broadway roles for th…

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Susan Grace

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Ann Harada, Judy McLane, Jonah Platt, More Set for Reading of New Musical Solana by Andrew Gans

Josh Rhodes directs and choreographs the Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid musical.

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Dan Stevens, Mark Addy, and More to Star in Hangmen on Broadway

Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning play will be the Golden Theatre starting in February.

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Broadway: Tony Winner Beth Leavel Will Play Meryl Streep’s Part in “Prada” Musical, Streep Will Play Leavel’s Role in “Prom” Movie by Roger Friedman

I don’t know if Meryl Streep and Beth Leavel know each other, but they should. Leavel, a 2006 Tony winner for “The

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Havana Nights UK Tour starring Graziano Di Prima by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Havana Nights UK Tour - Graziano Di Prima is set to bring hot Latin rhythms to venues nationwide in 2020. This post Havana Nights UK Tour starring Graziano Di Prima first app…

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Theater Top 5: December 2019 by Kevin Greene

While temperatures may be dropping outside, things are heating up inside our city's many theaters.

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Ahamefule J. Oluo’s earlier show played off-Broadway and was made into a film. Now he’s back with ‘Susan,’ a new show about his mom. by Brendan Kiley

Musician and comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo's earlier show, "Now I'm Fine," played at On the Boards, the Moore, New York City's Public Theater and beyond, and was made into a film co-written by …

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Top 10 Plays & Musicals Based On Historical Events by Theatrenerds

Alright, I’ll admit it. Not everyone loves history class. In fact, I can name ten people in my history class that fell asleep at least once. Luckily for you, I am not one of those people. …

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‘Hilarious & thought-provoking’: NOR WOMAN NEITHER – Tristan Bates Theatre ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The exposing environment of Nor Woman Neither gives the two actors nothing to hide behind but their exceptional talent and we simply don’t need anything else.

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Let’s hear it for late starters – your views, December 5 by The Stage

As a corollary to Lyn Gardner’s excellent observation that ‘theatre needs more late starters’, it is alarming to see most university jobs

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Rob McClure Opens Up About Tackling Mrs. Doubtfire by Ruthie Fierberg

Choose HED then I'll write DEK

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Redefining “Radical” In Terms of How We Support Parents by Mickey Rowe

By Mickey Rowe. Mickey Rowe, co-founder and co–executive director of National Disability Theatre, talks about the difficulties of being a single parent with disabilities and working in the…

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Cast announced for A Kind of People at the Royal Court

Casting has been announced for Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's A Kind of People, which opens tomorrow at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Downstairs for a strictly limited engagement.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory - fun but featherweight by Matt Wolf

Period confection in three acts could use pruning There’s slight (White Christmas, to name but one) and then there’s The Boy Friend, a period musical so unabashedly vaporous that if yo…

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Review: Plant Fetish, HOME, Manchester by Matt Barton

Review: Plant Fetish, HOME, Manchester2.0starsLike a perennial evergreen, Chanje Kunda’s Plant Fetish continues to flower at HOME since it first blossomed during January’s Push Festival.…

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This Monday We’ll Be Crushing The Christmas Crazy by Trav S.D.

Well, now! I didn’t plan it this way but the year 2019 has been perfectly framed for me by Necromancers of the Public Domain. I started the year by performing at Theater of the Apes wonder…

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Hassan Ben Ali: Best of the Alley Oop Acts by Trav S.D.

I first came across the name Hassan Ben Ali in Joe Laurie’s Vaudeville book, where the author calls Ali and his troupe “the best of the alley oop acts” — meaning the best of the acro…

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Last chance to see this December by Hira Desai

This months last chance includes a stage adaption of classic 1950s film, A Man In The White Suit and a story based on one of Russia’s most celebrated poets. The post Last chance to see thi…

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Choreographer Pearlann Porter 'NOW: PLAYING' on a big stage by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“NOW:PLAYING,” opening Saturday at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, is “very different from anything I’ve done before,” Pearlann Porter says.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by James Marino

PRADA Details are in the DEVIL, Jordan Fisher is Found, COURTROOM Goes To Cooper, BARTON Comes Early, NYT’s Top 10 of 2019 “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcas…

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‘I’d like to get out of theatre by the time I’m 50’ – remembering Jonathan Miller, 38 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

In 1981, we interviewed the director, actor, writer and doctor Jonathan Miller, who died last week aged 85. The renowned polymath, who

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Diary: Critics and audiences alike feared Miller’s crossings by Tabard

Last week, the world said goodbye to the inimitable Jonathan Miller, a true polymath, whose talents stretched into art history, sculpture and

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VIDEOS: Michael Cerveris, Jonah Platt, and More Join The Skivvies For I TOUCH MY ELF at Joe's Pub

The Skivvies brought their holiday show I TOUCH MY ELF back to Joe's Pub on December 3.

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Mark Ravenhill up for Writers’ Guild award alongside James Graham and Poppy Burton-Morgan by Matthew Hemley

Mark Ravenhill’s The Cane and musical In the Willows by Poppy Burton-Morgan have been nominated for the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain

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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds artistic director Karen Simpson steps down following cancer diagnosis by Giverny Masso

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds artistic director Karen Simpson is stepping down following an incurable cancer diagnosis. Simpson will leave the post

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Beauty and the Beast review at Theatre Royal, Newcastle Upon Tyne – ‘variety and glamour’ by Thom Dibdin

Director and writer Michael Harrison’s production for Qdos Entertainment harks back to pantomime’s origins in variety. In the main this comes care

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Photo Flash: Get a Look at Costume Sketches From THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT has released the first costume sketches by the Tony Award®-winning Broadway designer Ann Hould-Ward. The new stage musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wi…

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REVIEW: Betrayed: The Story of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Aghartha Publishing ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews The Story of Harold Pinter's Betrayal by George Cole published by Aghartha Publishing. This post REVIEW: Betrayed: The Story of Harold Pinter’s Betra…

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Full casting announced for Rags The Musical at the Park Theatre in London

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, alongside Joseph Houston and William Whelton for the Hope Mill Theatre, have announced full casting for their upcoming highly-anticipated London reviv…

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REVIEW: Aladdin, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Aladdin, this year's festive offering from the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. This post REVIEW: Aladdin, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich ✭✭✭✭ first ap…

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Dickens and water by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Broadway premiere of a new stage version of A Christmas Carol and an off-Broadway revival of A Bright Room Called Day. Here’s an excerpt. * …

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Snapshot: Ralph Ellison talks about his never-completed second novel by Terry Teachout

Ralph Ellison talks about his never-completed second novel in an interview originally telecast on public TV in 1966: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that …

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Dear West End Producer: ‘How necessary is it for aspiring directors to have an MA to break into the industry?’ by @westendproducer

For directors: how necessary is an MA these days? — Lou VOTE LABOUR Corbyn 🌹 (@loucorben) October 22, 2019 My dear, I

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Almanac: Vladimir Nabokov on literary translation by Terry Teachout

“The clumsiest literal translation is a thousand times more useful than the prettiest paraphrase.” Vladimir Nabokov, “Problems of Translation: ‘Onegin’ in English”

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‘An all-singing, all-dancing festive treat’: WHITE CHRISTMAS – West End ★★★★ by Debbie Gilpin

White Christmas is an all-singing, all-dancing festive treat, full of showbiz razzmatazz and a little bit of romance thrown in for good measure – though with the memories of war lurking in…

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Careers Clinic: Am I suited to overseas work? by John Byrne

I’m halfway through my first overseas contract, performing at a big theme park on the other side of the world. I was

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Oscar-Winning Writer Diablo Cody Channels Her Own Angst Into Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill by Ryan McPhee

The Academy Award winner for Juno shifts to libretto to craft a layered, contemporary story using the music of Alanis Morissette.

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Crossin’ Borders shines light on undocumented queer artists by S. Nicole Lane

Brian Herrera’s magazine features the work of nine artists creating in a world that won’t let them represent themselves. These days there's no shortage of pe…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Actor Nadia Nadif: ‘My first job taught me to take more ownership over the roles I play’ by John Byrne

My first job was playing Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing at Baron’s Court Theatre in 2006, but I also had a

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Escape From Planet Trash post-show video and photos: Sink the Pink continues its queer trilogy in outer space by Terri Paddock

A year on, during which they've released a single with Melanie C, Sink the Pink are back at the Pleasance Theatre with the second in their queer trilogy of alternative Christmas shows. Ginge…

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Actor and director Laura Román: ‘Don’t stop knocking on doors, talent is not everything’ by John Byrne

How did you start in theatre? I started training as an actor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, then at

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Review: A Little Space, Mumford Theatre by Maria Cleasby

Review: A Little Space, Mumford Theatre3.0starsA Little Space is a chilling collaboration from Gecko and Mind the Gap which drifts between the real and the supernatural, exploring loneliness…

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Review: The Boy in the Dress, Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Bea Bennett

Review: The Boy in the Dress, Royal Shakespeare Theatre 4.0stars In the ordinary town on the ordinary street in the ordinary city, lives Dennis Simms… Immediately, Robert Jones’ excellen…

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Blaming the Victim: The Shocking “Green Vault” Assault at Dresden’s Royal Palace by Artsjournal1

Any burglarized homeowner knows that a five-minute response time isn’t good enough when you’re dealing with grab-and-go criminals. Art museums should not be lured into false complacency …

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Strange Tales review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘charming collection of Chinese fables’ by Fergus Morgan

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of 500 gruesome, ghoulish and ghostly fables by Chinese writer Pu Songling, first

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Editor’s View: Bridlington Spa saga highlights how councils can undervalue theatre staff by Alistair Smith

The story of Andrew Aldis, the general manager of Bridlington Spa who claims he was sacked after refusing to take a pay

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Ticketing plans announced for the autumn 2020 opening of Frozen The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The popularity of Disney’s Frozen goes from strength to strength, with the recent movie release of Frozen 2, and now a few more on sale details about the arrival of Frozen the Musical to t…

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Wake Up With BWW 12/4: Jordan Fisher in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!

Today's top stories: Jordan Fisher will join Dear Evan Hansen, and more!

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‘A surefire hit if ever there was one’: THE BOY FRIEND – Menier Chocolate Factory by Ian Foster

As light as a madeleine and as frivolous as a macaron, Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend proves a festive treat at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

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Scary stories for kids by Brianna Wellen

Unspookable breaks down urban legends and horror lore with the perfect amount of scares. When Ellenor Riley-Condit was in fifth grade, she learned about the lege…

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Meet The Ensemblist’s 2019 Ensemblists of the Year by Ruthie Fierberg

Which four performers have earned the coveted title?

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Andy Dinan by Arts Review

Who is Andy Dinan? MARS Gallery founder, Art Centre Melbourne Foundation Board member, Ovation Fundraiser Chair, mother, daughter, sister, friend, mentor, people mover, feminist, champagne d…

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No Creativity Here, We Are Serious About Education by Joe Patti

I recently saw an article on Arts Professional UK reporting that the governments of England and Wales would be opting out of the new creative thinking assessment section of the Programme for…

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Spotlight under fire for ‘hypocritical and discriminatory’ joining rules by Matthew Hemley

Spotlight’s joining criteria has been branded “hypocritical” and “discriminatory” by agents and performers, who claim it is preventing swathes of actors over

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Collector/Collected by Arts Review

A maximalist exhibition exploring the art of collecting, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) presents Collector/Collected from 7 December 2019. An exhibition in three parts, Collector/Collected show…

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The Business of Show Biz: Getting Back Into Acting

by Velina Brown   Editor's Note: The Theatre Bay Area General Auditions are a great way to launch or relaunch an acting career in the Bay. The last day to sign up for the 2020 generals i…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Punk Rock by Arts Review

Following the success of Tusk Tusk at St Martins Theatre earlier this year, Patalog Theatre Co takes on Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock in a new production at Melbourne’s fortyfivedownstairs t…

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Headshots 101: Part Two

by Rotimi Agbabiaka Last Insider we received some tips from local headshot photographers about taking a winning headshot. This time around we chatted with Bay Area casting directors about w…

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‘I never ask for money, I always ask for change’ – How transforming philanthropy can transform theatre by Lyn Gardner

Theatre lovers don’t have to be millionaires to be philanthropists. Lyn Gardner talks to donors, creatives and professional fundraisers about the importance

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Amazing Grace New York New York by Arts Review

Following the successful premiere of the first calisthenics theatre show Amazing Grace in 2018, Manilla Street Productions is bringing a new show to the National Theatre, St Kilda from 31 Ja…

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Theatremaker Luke Barnes: ‘My latest show came about because I tweeted that I love panto’ by Luke Barnes

When I first entered theatre, there was a feeling that to be accepted, you had to be part of the social circles

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David Benedict: Ovation overdose makes it hard for exceptional shows to stand out by David Benedict

There are two types of silence in musical theatre. The first – and worst – I experienced at a performance (there weren’t

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

When Stephen Adly Guirgis Asked Him, He Couldn't Say No - Veteran actor-producer John Ortiz on making his directorial debut at Atlantic Theater Compan

Veteran actor-producer John Ortiz on making his directorial debut with Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven---John Ortiz cofounded the LAByrinth Theater Company with a group of actors in 19…

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Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Skylar Astin, More Are Part of NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center by Andrew Gans

The annual holiday celebration, which also features a performance from the cast of Mean Girls, airs December 4.

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IMPRESSIONS: “And Then We Danced,” a Film by Levan Akin by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: And Then We Danced, "The film demands that you, the viewer, engage immediately and unceasingly with the protagonists and their plight, leaving you drained and astounded." …

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