Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

ENCORE: Julie Reyburn @ DTM 2/3, 2/10 by David Sabella


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ASA Education and Outreach Program Brings Johnny Mercer to East Harlem by David Sabella

REPRINTED with permission ASA|Cabaret Scenes January/February 2020 A NOTE from Cabaret Hotspot! Editor, David Sabella: In our effort to promote educational programs Cabaret Hotspot! proudly …

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Big Bolshoi: How the Theatre Got Its Name by Oleg Yegorov

The Moscow-located Bolshoi theatre quite literally translates to “Big” Theatre. And yes, it is quite big. But actually, the naming process was a bit more complicated than that. There are…

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Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano 2020 by David Sabella

Photos: Christopher Matthesen, Helane Blumfield IT’S A NEW DECADE! ♥  ♥  ♥ LET’S SHARE THE LOVE AND THE MUSIC! “America’s First Couple of Cabaret …  Ravishing harmonies …

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Ben Bennett by Arts Review

Who is Ben Bennett? I am a 25 year old Musical Theatre writer/performer from Sydney. I was born in England but grew up on a small Island off the coast of Townsville called Magnetic Island. W…

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Miss America's Ugly Daughter Dishes on a Beauty Queen's Private Cruelty

Bess Myerson's daughter performs her confessional solo show off-Broadway.

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The Jennifer Pace Quartet @ Maureen’s Jazz Cellar Jan 26 7PM by David Sabella

Photo Credit: unknown NYC Cabaret Icon Jennifer Pace Maureen’s Jazz Club Debut! featuring Gary Pace, John Simon, Tom Kirchmer, and Gil Chimes One set 6-7:30 $20 cover 2 Time MAC AWARD WINN…

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The Campaign by Arts Review

Presented as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival Gavin Roach presents the Victorian premiere of The Campaign by Campion Decent at Gasworks Arts Park from 22 January 2020. In 1988 more than on…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Gateway Performance Workshop May 1-3, 2020 by David Sabella

We are thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Gateway Performance Workshop being held in St. Louis, MO on May 1st – 3rd, 2020. The workshop faculty include a prestigious line up featuring Lin…

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PICA’s FRINGE WORLD program celebrates Care, Confession and Community by Arts Review

Each year as part of FRINGE WORLD, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) presents a bespoke program for the adventurous. In 2020, PICA presents four Western Australian artists in four …

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UK Funding Cuts Are Hurting Organizations’ Basic Operations, Warns Arts Council by Artsjournal1

“Funding cuts over the past 10 years are impacting cultural organisations ability to deliver non-artistic operations, such as site maintenance and recruitment, Arts Council England has war…

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Why Don’t Audiences Know More About Composer George Walker’s Music? by Artsjournal

Walker, who died in 2018 at age 96, was one of America’s most distinguished composers. He won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1996. He was a superb pianist and an esteemed academic. His sh…

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These Musicians Moved To A Dying Village, Hoping To Revive It. They Got Caught In The Culture Wars Instead. by Artsjournal1

“In 1997, a group of German classical musicians moved to the village of Klein Jasedow, a tiny, nearly abandoned hamlet close to the Baltic Sea. The performers were looking to escape the ca…

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100-Year-Old Bookstore With No Customers Sends Mournful Tweet And Customers Respond by Artsjournal

The store hadn’t had any sales that day, perhaps for the first time ever, says the manager. He sent out a tweet and Twitter readers responded with a thousand pounds worth of orders. – Th…

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Nobel Committee Fought Tooth And Nail Over Whether To Give Prize To Samuel Beckett by Artsjournal1

“Fifty years after Samuel Beckett won the Nobel prize for literature, newly opened archives reveal the serious doubts the committee had over giving the award to an author they felt held a …

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James Wood: Technique Versus Effect In Literary Criticism by Artsjournal

The first way of reading is non-evaluative, at least at the level of craft or technique; the second is only evaluative, and wagers everything on technical success, on questions of craft and …

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Hollywood Is Turning To AI To Decide What Movies To Make by Artsjournal1

No, machines aren’t writing usable scripts. (Yet.) But we all know about projects that seemed terrific on paper but turned out to be disastrous bombs — and about sleeper hits that seemed…

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Hysterical Critics, Public Writing, And Making Sense Of Things by Artsjournal

Hysterical critics are self-centred – not because they write about themselves, which writers have always done, but because they can make any observation about the world lead back to their …

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Artists Add Value? Here’s a List Of Practical Ways During The Australian Fires by Artsjournal

Artists have stepped up in a huge way at this dark time in Australian history by volunteering their talents and resources to support communities and firefighters. They have demonstrated arti…

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Saving Face: China’s New Surveillance System Upends A Moral Order by Artsjournal

China’s rapidly expanding network of surveillance cameras increasingly relies upon AI-aided facial-recognition technology to achieve much of its primary mission: to keep track of, record, …

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Fifty Black Dance Companies Are Converging On Philadelphia This Weekend by Artsjournal1

It’s the annual conference of the International Association of Blacks in Dance, which was started 32 years ago by Philadanco founder-director Joan Roberts Brown. “In the mid-1980s, she s…

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Disney Drops “Fox” From 20th Century Fox Name by Artsjournal

The Walt Disney Company bought most of Mr. Murdoch’s entertainment assets last year in a $71.3 billion deal. That included the 20th Century Fox studio and its art-house sibling, Fox Search…

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Klimt Painting Stolen 23 Years Ago Found In Wall Of Museum by Artsjournal

The whereabouts of “Portrait of a Lady” has been one of the art world’s biggest mysteries since the painting was stolen from the Ricci Oddi museum in 1997. – The New York Times

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Today’s Theme Parks Are More Immersive, Interactive by Artsjournal

Say goodbye, at least for the foreseeable future, to the topic-focused lands of yore such as Adventureland or Fantasyland, and think instead of story- and plot-driven lands that will place g…

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TikTok Is Killing The Radio Song-writer by Artsjournal

What makes sense on TikTok might not make sense on the old platforms. TikTok distills music down to a brief snippet you can sing along to, or dance along to or perform a comic sketch to. Its…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Adam Driver Is an Oscar Nominee for Marriage Story; Here's His Broadway Story by Michael Appler

Adam Driver just received his second Oscar nomination. This time it's for playing Charlie in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story—one of the four major films the actor released this year. But …

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Miss America’s Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson and Me – ‘Bess Mess’ by Sandi Durell

    By Samuel L. Leiter   I was only five in 1945, but even then I was aware of five major events in that earthshaking year: the death of FDR, the atom bombs, the end of the war, my intro…

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VIDEO: Josh Gad Says Working With Hugh Laurie Was a 'Pain in the Ass'

Josh Gad, who stars in the new HBO series 'Avenue Five,' says Hugh Laurie is just too cool, riding into work on a motorcycle and always composing music on set.

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Maltz Delivers A Fresh Riff On All That Jazz In ‘Chicago’ by Bill Hirschman

By Bill Hirschman When hearing that the Maltz Jupiter Theater is presenting Chicago, potential audiences could be forgiven for thinking silently: “Chicago? Again? Seen it two or five times…

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UPDATE: Polish Government Responds to Claims It Canceled the New York Run of The Trial

The Polish Ministry of Culture contacted TheaterMania with Barbara Schabowska's response to our story. NYU Skirball director Jay Wegman offers a response to that response.

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: Ahamefule J. Oluo Honors His Single Mom With His Jazz-Infused SUSAN

'Parenting is just guessing. Anyone who says different is lying and their children hate them.'

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Broadway Green Alliance's Winter E-Waste Collection Drive Set For January 22

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is sponsoring an e-waste drive for the theatre industry and fans on Wednesday, January 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the breezeway located outside of th…

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Isaac Powell Returns to WEST SIDE STORY Tonight Following Knee Injury

West Side Story star, Isaac Powell, will rejoin the cast of the Broadway revival this evening following a knee injury that sidelined the actor, causing the production to postpone its open…

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Learn About the Innovative Revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company, Starring Katrina Lenk as Bobbie by

Marianne Elliott's reimagined revival of Company makes musical theater's most iconic bachelor a bachelorette.

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How Shereen Pimentel Is Balancing West Side Story, Juilliard and Working with John Mulaney by Diep Tran

Age: 21 Hometown: Born in Manhattan, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey  Current Role: Maria, the lead in the Ivo van Hove-directed Broadway revival of West Side Story, the classic musical b…

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Soldiers, Seniors, and Well-Behaved Women Take Center Stage in Our Must-Do Events for the Week of January 20 to 26 by Kathy Henderson

January may be a sleepy month at the movies, but Broadway is buzzing with a star-packed new play and the Broadway debut of a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Add in a couple of can’t-miss cab…

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Odds & Ends: Lucille Lortel Awards Set 2020 Date at Skirball Center & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Lucille Lortel Awards Set 2020 Date at NYU's Skirball Center Mark your calendar! The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, honor…

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The Irishman Oscar Nominee Al Pacino Has Been on Broadway a Dozen Times by Michael Appler

Al Pacino just received his first Oscar nomination in 27 years for playing Jimmy Hoffa, and getting de-aged, in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. And while the Oscar winner’s roles in Th…

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'Get Used to Black People Being in Charge!' Inside the Revolutionary 38-Year History of A Soldier's Play by Michael Appler

When Charles Fuller won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1982 for A Soldier’s Play, he was only the second African-American playwright to do so. A Soldier’s Play, which gave Denzel Washin…

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What's New! See the Cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue Unmasked in Rehearsal by Diep Tran

Mauricio Martinez, Mamie Parris, Alex Finke and the cast of Unmasked gave a preview of the new Andrew Lloyd Webber revue on January 16 at Open Jar Studios. The show, which shares a title …

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Tonight! Recovered from Injury, Isaac Powell Returns to Broadway's West Side Story by Andy Lefkowitz

Isaac Powell heads back into the new Broadway revival of West Side Story on January 17. Powell, who plays the lead role of Tony, had been on leave from the production following a knee inju…

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Gregg Smith Dies: ‘Hair’ Actor, Dance Collaborator On ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Newsies’ Was 73 by Greg Evans

Gregg Smith, an actor and dancer whose three-decade collaboration with director and choreographer Kenny Ortega included casting dancers for such films and TV productions as Dirty Dancing, Ne…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Ana Maria Alvarez, on Connection and Engagement Through Dance by Steven Morris

"Our engagement is the art-making, our art-making is the engagement." -- Ana Maria Alvarez The post Ana Maria Alvarez, on Connection and Engagement Through Dance appeared first on STAGE RAW…

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Check Out the Short Film Credit the Librettist, Featuring Tony Kushner, Jeanine Tesori, and More by Dan Meyer

A public discussion focused on the upsurge of story emphasis in the new American opera.

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Photo Flash: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Has Brunch At Sony Hall

On January 12th, after delighting audiences at dozens of sold out shows across the country, the Broadway Princess Party made its triumphant return to Sony Hall for its first-ever BRUNCH conc…

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Seth Rudetsky is Obsessed! With Head Over Heels’ Bonnie Milligan by Dan Meyer

The pair hang out (and belt) in the return of the video series.

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

A Look at Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Amas Musical Theatre production of Mark Saltzman’s musical began performances at A.R.T./New York Theatres January 14.

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New Matilda movie in works from director of West End musical by Chris Wiegand

Casting call goes out for film version of the Roald Dahl classic, led by Matthew Warchus, who staged RSC’s smash hit The announcement of a casting call for children aged nine to 11, “no …

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Music News: Rams Head On Stage presents ‘Mykal Kilgore’ by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Mykal Kilgore’s artistry cuts through traditional barriers and represents the hope of gospel, the soul of R&B, and the vulnerability of country. His debut release, A Man Born Black, i…

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Opera review: Glory Denied, a heartbreaking story of the Vietnam War and its aftermath by Susan Galbraith

For many of us in the audience of UrbanArias’ new production, Glory Denied, the Vietnam War is not distant history.  Like the characters in this opera by Tom Cipullo, we carry that war in…

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Tonya Beckman on Spring Awakening at Round House and the relevance of the 2006 musical to teens and parents today by Keith Loria

Bethesda-based Round House Theatre will be staging the groundbreaking musical Spring Awakening under the direction of Alan Paul. Previews begin January 22nd. Set in the late 19th century Ge…

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Sheltered at Theater J raises the question – with terror, isolation and the pressure to assimilate rampant today, can we envision a Providence for o by Gregory J. Ford

“Are we?  Are we human?” – a line of dialogue from Sheltered “Noah said ‘No, no you’re full of sin.  God’s got the key and you can’t get in.” – lyrics of “Didn’t It…

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Photo Flashback: Maureen O'Sullivan Dines in NYC in 1979

For today's flashback, we're taking a peek at Maureen O'Sullivan as she steps out to dinner in NYC.

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Inside the First Rehearsal of the World Premiere of The Headlands at LCT3 by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by Obie-winning writer Christopher Chen, directed by Knud Adams, will begin performances at the Claire Tow Theater February 8.

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Mona Mansour and Scott Illingworth Launch New Theatre Company by Olivia Clement

The NYC-based Society will see members generate new material through rigorous research, improvisation, and discussion.

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The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Tony Winner Laura Benanti

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks with Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti who is bringing her one-woman act to Walnut Creek, California's Lesher C…

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A Look at The Legend of Georgia McBride at Milwaukee Repertory Theater by Nathan Skethway

The play from Inheritance playwright Matthew Lopez began performances January 14.

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Immersive Sideways the Experience to Open Off-Broadway by Dan Meyer

The California wine country dramedy will take over the Theatre at St. Clements.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Anna Kostakis, Nikita Burshteyn, Judy McLane and More in ROMEO & BERNADETTE

ROMEO & BERNADETTE is now in previews at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres 502 West 53rd Street (10th Avenue & 53rd Street). It will open officially on Thursday, Janu…

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Contemporary Art Museum gets Warhol grant for fall exhibition by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Stories of Resistance," a group exhibition opening in September, has received help from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis announced Thursday.

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'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical' drops the disco ball by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Show inspired by disco legend offers more spectacle than substance.

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Recently reviewed theater for Jan. 17 by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Capsule reviews for professional theater on St. Louis stages.

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Beyond white walls: CAM exhibition examines 'what we all seek' by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Derek Fordjour's "SHELTER" opens at Contemporary Art Museum.

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Cynthia Nixon and Ellen DeGeneres team up to bring lesbian play by Sean McLoughlin

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is a play by Jane Chambers. The story follows eight women over the course of

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Getting to know David Suchet by Gabi Bergman

For over 25 years, David Suchet delighted viewers around the world in his depiction of the iconic Agatha Christie character

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Pulitzer-winning ‘Sweat’ lays bare the first sting of capitalism’s failures in Toronto debut by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Alternating between 2000 and 2008, before and after a local factory lays off hundreds for outsourcing, automization and cheaper non-unionized jobs, Nottage’s script is a modern tragedy in …

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NEA Awards $27 Million to Art Projects by American Theatre Editors

The NEA will support the development and production of 155 theatre projects across the U.S.

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Exclusive! Fall in Love with Jason Gotay Singing 'Something to Hold Onto' From the New Musical Between the Lines by Michael Appler

Between the Lines, a new musical based on Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer's teen novel of the same name, makes its New York premiere off-Broadway at the Tony Kiser Theatre in April. …

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Go Inside the Rehearsal Room to Hear Rachel Bay Jones and Brandon Victor Dixon Sing Next to Normal by

Hear Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon and more perform Next to Normal ahead of their run at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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Take a First Look at Jane Alexander, James Cromwell & the Company of Grand Horizons by Michael Appler

Broadway is currently getting its own marriage story. Grand Horizons, Bess Wohl's new play about a husband and wife divorcing after 50 years of marriage, opens on Thursday, January 23. The…

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Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal Announces Shows & Stars Featured in New Episode by

A new episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, a series of specials about Broadway and the theater community, has been scheduled to air later this month. Hosted by PIX11's Emmy-winn…

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Claire Moore on Getting Booed for Her Role as a Baddie in London's Mary Poppins by Matt Wolf

Claire Moore was Sarah Brightman’s replacement more than three decades ago as Christine Daaé in the West End’s The Phantom of the Opera and has rarely been long absent from the London s…

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Backstage at the Mean Girls Tour with Mariah Rose Faith, Episode 8: The Queen of Mysteries! by

In the final episode, Mean Girls' Mariah Rose Faith solves the mystery of who pushed in her in front of the school bus! Dun dun dun!

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Jordan Barbour on the 'Great Fraternity' He Has Found in Broadway's The Inheritance by

Jordan Barbour, Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr., Kyle Soller, Arturo Luís Soria and Kyle Harris in The Inheritance (Photo: Matthew Murphy) In The Inheritance, newcomer Jordan Barbour is tasked w…

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Watch Jason Gotay in a Music Video From Between the Lines by Dan Meyer

The Off-Broadway musical based on Jodi Picoult’s novel begins April 21 at the Tony Kiser Theatre.

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ announces House Pride Nights by Gillian Russo

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will host a series of House Pride Night events at specified performances in February and March, the production announced Friday. The two-part play wil…

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At Under the Radar, Avant-Garde Shows Leap Outside Reality by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green and Laura Collins-Hughes

The Public Theater’s festival has included 12 featured offerings, four cabaret acts and six pieces of developmental work. Here’s what our critics saw.

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WaterTower Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season by American Theatre Editors

The company's 25th season includes a 'Frankenstein' double feature and a holiday co-production with Lone Star Circus.

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Snapshot: ‘Harry Gruyaert’ at Howard Greenberg Gallery

The images show street scene subjects rooted in their surroundings, inebriated by saturated colour and indifferent to the camera

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On digital: Judy / The Farewell

Renée Zellweger as the iconic Hollywood actress and singer; a meditation on the emotional costs of economic migration

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Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2020-21 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup will include old favorites and new works in celebration of the South Florida company's 20th anniversary.

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VIDEO: BETWEEN THE LINES Has Released its First Music Video for 'Something to Hold Onto' Featuring Jason Gotay

The new Off-Broadway musical BETWEEN THE LINES has released its first music video for a?oeSomething to Hold Onto,a?? performed by Jason Gotay.

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Broadway Green Alliance Sets Date for Winter E-Waste Drive in Times Square by Dan Meyer

Broadway industry members and patrons are encouraged to donate electronic waste at the event.

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How Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” Went From Being Hidden On Her Record’s B Side To Becoming An Anthem For Empowerment by Jeryl Brunner

Gloria Gaynor and Grammy nominees share the impact of music in their lives

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The Legacy of Andrew Lloyd Webber: An Interactive Timeline by Dan Meyer

The composer of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, and many others has had a lot to celebrate throughout his career. Do you know all of the high notes?

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BWW TV: Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Give Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's NEXT TO NORMAL

Watch as the whole cast gives us a sneak peek of the show with performances of 'I Miss the Mountains' and 'You Don't Know/I Am the One' and chat all about what makes this musical special.

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘She Kills Monsters’ in Berkeley is a huge, geeky triumph by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

Qui Nguyen's play "She Kills Monsters" pairs a 'Dungeons and Dragons'-themed story with '90s pop culture in a massively entertaining show in Berkeley.

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Livestreaming Performance of Rovegan by Jo Brailescu, Vlad Ionescu

By Jo Brailescu, vlad ionescu. Centrul de Teatru Educational Replika in Bucharest, Romania presents a performance of Rovegan by Catinca Drăgănescu livestreaming on the commons-based peer p…

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THURGOOD (Walnut Street): A supreme life by Toby Zinman

Johnnie Hobbs Jr. stars in a biographical play about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall

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Dan DeLuca, Nicholas Podany, Keri Rene Fuller and More Will Perform at 54 SINGS HARRY STYLES at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 54 Sings Harry Styles on February 22nd, 2020 at 11:30pm. Get ready for an unforgettable celebration of one of the music industry's …

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The Friday 5: 5 Broadway "Rain" Songs by JK

I was rifling through some things the other day, and came across a flyer for Ghost: The Musical and saw this picture. It reminded me of that show's song "Rain" and how much I enjoyed Caissie…

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Up on the Marquee: A SOLDIER'S PLAY

Previews are currently underway for A Soldier's Play, which opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Str…

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Armory and NBT Announce 100 Years | 100 Women Initiative by American Theatre Editors

The project will commission 100 women to respond with art to the centennial of women's suffrage.

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Show Your House Pride at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Broadway production will host special performances to celebrate the four Hogwarts houses.

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Lantern Theater Company presents David Hare’s ‘The Vertical Hour’ by Josh Herren

Lantern Theatre Company’s ‘The Vertical Hour’ makes for uncomfortable viewing in 2020. Josh Herren reviews.

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Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Drake in "Loiter Squad" Episode 1,7 by Darryl Maximilian Robinson

Veteran And Award-winning Chicago And Los Angeles Stage Actor And Play Director Darryl Maximilian Robinson Made His National Television Debut On May 6, 2012 In Adult Swim's "Loiter Squad,"…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Laura Linney in MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest …

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Review Roundup: LES MISERABLES Re-Opens in London

Cameron Mackintosh's new version of Les Miserables just opened at the newly renovated Sondheim Theatre in London. Let's see what the critics had to say...

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DEVOTION DEVOTION at the Exponential Festival: Process Conversation with Lydia Mokdessi  by Dot Armstrong

This body unfurls in slow motion, leaving ample space for labels, classifications, and archetypes to land upon her and vanish.

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‘The Minutes’ announces full creative team for Broadway by Caitlin Huston

“The Minutes” has announced its full creative team for its Broadway run beginning next month.  In addition to director Anna D. Shapiro and playwright Tracy Letts, who also stars in the …

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Up on the Marquee: SIX

Performances of SIX begin on February 13, 2020 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th St, NYC) with the opening set for March 12, 2020.

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See Jane Alexander, James Cromwell, and More in Grand Horizons Photos

Ashley Park, Ben McKenzie, Michael Urie, and more also star in Bess Wohl's new play on Broadway.

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Rachel Bay Jones Previews "I Miss the Mountains" and More From Next To Normal

Brandon Victor Dixon and Khamary Rose join Jones in the rehearsal room before the cast heads to the Kennedy Center.

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Celebrate Your Hogwarts House at HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD House Pride Nights on Broadway

The Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will celebrate the Hogwarts houses with four special performances dedicated to each house. Gryffindor, Slyther…

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Maureen Taylor at DTM Sun Dec 29th 2 P.M. by Aron Bederson

Photo Credit: Natasha Castillo Maureen Taylor Cosmic Connections: The Lyrics of Michael Colby Don’t Tell Mamma Sun Dec. 29 2 pm Maureen Taylor presented Cosmic Connections- The Lyrics of M…

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With (Robot) Love From Korea by American Theatre Editors

The new show 'Maybe Happy Ending' at the Alliance in Atlanta puts a fresh East-West spin on the American musical.

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How to Load a Musket: Re-creating Your Own Personal American History by Michael Sommers

★★★★ A smart new docudrama studies history re-enactors whose pastime can be obsessive The post How to Load a Musket: Re-creating Your Own Personal American History appeared first on …

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL and MRS. DOUBTFIRE Have Joined the BroadwayCon Lineup

BroadwayCon will welcome new musicals Jagged Little Pill and Mrs. Doubtfire to the 2020 MainStage Spotlight Session lineup. Attendees will be treated to an exclusive look behind the curtain…

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Watch Snippets of the New Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Inside the Paper Mill Playhouse Rehearsal Room by Roberto Araujo

Watch Rema Webb, Nicholas Edwards, Mamie Parris and more, sing highlights from this world premiere.

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David Zinn, Ana Kuzmanic & More Join Creative Team of THE MINUTES

Producers announced today the full creative team for the Broadway bow of Steppenwolf's production of THE MINUTES by Tracy Letts (August: Osage County, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

Dramatists Guild Podcast TALKBACK Will Record a Live Episode at BroadwayCon with Guest Host Kristoffer Diaz

The Dramatist Presents: TALKBACK, the first professional podcast from the Dramatists Guild, will record a live episode at BroadwayCon, with the Broadway Podcast Network, on Friday, January 2…

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Tracy Letts’ The Minutes Finds Its Broadway Creative Team by Olivia Clement

Jessie Mueller, Letts, Armie Hammer, and more will star in the upcoming production at the Cort Theatre.

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League of Professional Theatre Women Will Remember 8 League Members at January 27 Memorial by Andrew Gans

Betty Corwin, founder of Theater on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, is one of the eight league members who passed away in 2019.

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VIDEO: The Women of MIDWIVES Discuss the World Premiere Thriller by Chris Bohjalian by BroadwayWorld

In this brief rehearsal video, the production's leading ladies discuss Bohjalian's gripping new play.

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Photo Flash: Peter Dinklage and More at Opening Night of Hunter Theater Project's MAC BETH

Hunter Theater Project's production of MAC BETH, directed and adapted by Erica Schmidt, celebrated its opening night on January 16 with a party at French American bistro, Palais.

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Save Up to $40 on Roundabout's 72 MILES TO GO...

Seventy-two miles. That's the space between a recently deported mother in Nogales, Mexico and her husband and children in Tucson, Arizona. It's distance measured in the graduations, annivers…

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for New Musical Sing Street on Broadway by

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway production of Sing Street, a new stage musical based on John Carney's Golden Globe-nominated film. The production will begin previews on March 26 ahe…

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Director Rebecca Taichman to Repeat Tony-Winning Work for European Premiere of Indecent at Menier by Andy Lefkowitz

Rebecca Taichman, the multi-talented director who won a 2017 Tony Award for directing Paula Vogel's Tony-nominated drama Indecent, will reprise her work for a European-premiere staging set t…

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They're Alive! Watch Rachel Bay Jones & Brandon Victor Dixon Perform Snippets From Next To Normal at Kennedy Center by Michael Appler

Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon and the cast of the Kennedy Center's upcoming production of Next To Normal gathered for a rehearsal at the 42nd Street Studios on January 16. Jones …

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Lucas Hnath's Dana H. to Start Off-Broadway Previews Later Than Planned by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre has adjusted the schedule for the upcoming New York premiere of Dana H. Originally announced to begin previews on February 7, Lucas Hnath's recent L.A. Ovati…

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Exclusive! Swoon Over Jason Gotay Singing 'Something to Hold Onto' From the New Musical Between The Lines by Michael Appler

Between the Lines, a new musical based on Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer's teen novel of the same name, makes its New York premiere off-Broadway at the Tony Kiser Theatre in April. …

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Jason Manford to Return as Host for 2020 Olivier Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Jason Manford has been announced as host of the 2020 Olivier Awards. Having previously hosted in 2017 and 2019, the much-loved comedian, actor and singer will return to the Royal Albert Hall…

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Check Out Production Photos of Second Stage’s Grand Horizons on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway engagement of Bess Wohl’s play, directed Leigh Silverman, will open at the Hayes Theater January 23.

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Rooman review at Barbican Pit, London – ‘zany and whimsical puppet show’ by Anna Winter

Crafty in both senses of the word, Fleur Elise Noble’s Rooman is an intriguing fantasia that combines cut-out paper screens, puppetry and

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Production news round-up: Six the musical extends booking and Roman Holiday musical to have UK premiere at Leicester’s Curve by Ruth Comerford

This week’s round-up includes a UK premiere of a musical adaptation of Roman Holiday, and the news that Six the Musical has

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Photo Flash: First Look at Ben McKenzie, Ashley Park, James Cromwell and More in GRAND HORIZONS on Broadway

GRAND HORIZONS stars Jane Alexander (Nancy), James Cromwell (Bill), Priscilla Lopez (Carla), Ben McKenzie (Ben), Maulik Pancholy (Tommy), Ashley Park (Jess), and Michael Urie (Brian).

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Pianist Yefim Bronfman dazzles, while NSO disengages under guest conductor Gemma New by Whitney Fishburn

Nature, nuance, or its lack thereof, were central themes when the National Symphony Orchestra welcomed fledgling conductor Gemma New, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and the young composer Salina Fi…

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‘It is a star making performance from Daisy Wood-Davis’: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – Touring by Shanine Salmon

In this touring production of Beautiful, following on from lengthy London and Broadway runs, Daisy Wood-Davis plays Carole King from innocent 16 year old with enviable talent to an older and…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Spencer Glass Explains the Thing You Need to Know About THE THING ABOUT MEN on It's the Day of the Show Y'all!

In today's episode, watch as Spencer gives us a history lesson on The Thing About Men and performs 'You Will Never Get Into This Restaurant.' This episode features videography by Matt Marlin…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Hamilton: History and Facts Infographic by Broadway Direct

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and w…

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First Climate Change Festival in London to be held in spring 2020 at the Charing Cross Theatre

London's inaugural Climate Change Festival is set to take place in Spring 2020. The event was established to raise awareness of the climate crisis, which comes at a time when the worst bushf…

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NEWS: Six extends booking as first West End birthday celebrations begin by Press Releases

A new West End booking period for the hit London production of Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ musical Six will run until 31 January 2021, with over 90,000 extra seats going on sale on 17 Janua…

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A Look Inside Rehearsals for Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band at Signature Theatre by Nathan Skethway

Yee’s intimate rock epic, which begins previews in February, is directed by Chay Yew.

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Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon and the Cast of NEXT TO NORMAL

BroadwayWorld is taking you inside rehearsals for Next to Normal at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts! Take a look at photos below!

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Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new work weaves its spell at the Royal Festival Hall

The composer’s piece for horn was premiered at a Philharmonia concert led by Esa-Pekka Salonen

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How Does the Cast of The Inheritance Make It Through 3 Two-Show Days a Week? by Dan Meyer

Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Soller, and Andrew Burnap visited The Today Show January 17.

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VIDEO: Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Soller, Andrew Burnap Talk THE INHERITANCE on TODAY

On Friday morning, actors Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Soller and Andrew Burnap joined the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss their critically acclaimed Broadway show, a?oeThe Inheritance,a?? which follows …

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Hamlet: Rotten States review at Hope Theatre, London – ‘playful ambition and genial humour’ by Mert Dilek

Imagine if the “rude mechanicals” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream were asked to stage Hamlet in just an hour and with only

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Touring Plays: What’s Coming Up In 2020 – Part 2 by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon previews some of the new plays and revivals of classic dramas on tour in the UK in 2020. This post Touring Plays: What’s Coming Up In 2020 – Part 2 first appea…

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DISTANCES SMALLER THAN THIS ARE NOT CONFIRMED confronts the unconfirmable by Dan O'Neil

It’s about how we try to use stories to explain things that we otherwise can’t explain, and how sometimes even those stories don’t do the work for us. How do we keep doing the work aft…

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Cast Set for Limited Off-Broadway Run of Cy Coleman Musical Seesaw by Andrew Gans

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company presents the Equity-approved showcase at Theatre Row.

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Falling in Love Again review at King’s Head Theatre, London – ‘clunky play about Edward VIII’s abdication’ by Julia Rank

Ron Elisha’s play Falling in Love Again is pure conjecture, imagining what might have happened if Marlene Dietrich, a German film star

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Check Out the Three Stunning Ballet Dancers Splitting the Title Role in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake: Matthew Ball, Will Bozier & Max Westwell

Get a glimpse at the three dancers sharing the role of The Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at New York City Center.

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5 of the Best Apps for Actors by Performerstuff

5 of the Best Apps for Actors Written by Ella Embry Janary 16, 2020 There are a lot of articles out there about how to optimize your phone for business, travel, or even to use it less.…

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Eartha Kitt: That Voice by Trav S.D.

It speaks a lot to how far ahead of her time Eartha Kitt was (Eartha Mae Keith, 1927-2007), given that she was widely regarded as an “exotic character” even unto her last years, and, in …

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Laurence Fox labelled a ‘disgrace’ to industry following Question Time race row by Matthew Hemley

Actors are being called on to “unequivocally denounce” Laurence Fox, after he became in embroiled in a race row during an appearance

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Watch James McAvoy as Cyrano de Bergerac in NT Live Trailer by Dan Meyer

The London production will be broadcast live in cinemas February 20.

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‘An effortless performance by the cast’: GOD OF CARNAGE – Touring ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

God of Carnage is a dissection of the middle classes familiar in Yasmina Reza’s work, presenting the characters in a farcical light that is so tragically funny.

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PG Critic's Choice Theater Tour heads to London in April by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2020 trip includes a welcoming dinner, a guided walking tour and up to four plays, including the latest by Tom Stoppard.

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Off-Broadway Premiere of Lucas Hnath’s Dana H. Sets New Dates by Playbill Staff

The Vineyard Theatre production is directed by Les Waters.

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Original cast of Abigail’s Party to reunite for Hampstead Theatre 60th birthday gala by Ruth Comerford

Original cast members from the BBC’s broadcast of Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party – including Alison Steadman and Wendy Nottingham – will return

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Ann Harada, from Q to Poo by New York Theater

Ann Harada, who made her Broadway debut more than 30 years ago, is philosophical about the latest character she portrays. “Sometimes you get to play glamorous roles,” she says, “and so…

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Cast and creatives for Alone in Berlin in Northampton, York and Oxford by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The cast and creative team have been announced for the first British stage adaptation of Hans Fallada’s 20th-century classic novel, Alone in Berlin. This post Cast and creat…

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Barry Tuckwell, Perhaps The World’s Most Prominent French Horn Player, Dead At 88 by Artsjournal1

He started playing the horn at age 13 and within two years landed a position in the Melbourne Symphony; by age 19, he had gone to Britain and played in orchestras there; at age 24, he was ap…

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Jordan Barbour stops by HQ to chat about The Inheritance and more with Paul Wontorek.

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Just Days Before Grammy Awards, Recording Academy’s New CEO Suspended by Artsjournal1

“Deborah Dugan, who took over as Recording Academy president/CEO on Aug. 1, has been placed on administrative leave just over a week before the 2020 Grammy Awards due to ‘serious concern…

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Maryland Governor Blocks Legislature’s $1.6 Million Grant To Baltimore Symphony (Again) by Artsjournal1

“Gov. Larry Hogan has asked the Maryland General Assembly to rescind a promised $1.6 million for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra — the second time in two years the governor has attempte…

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Large Incan Idol That Pizarro Claimed He Destroyed Has Survived by Artsjournal1

“A basketball-player-size wooden idol that allegedly escaped destruction by the Spanish conquistadors is real — but it may not be quite what people suspected. The statue is even older th…

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Christopher Tolkien, JRR’s Son And Collaborator, Dead At 95 by Artsjournal1

While his father was alive, he drew many of the maps of Middle-earth in the original edition of The Lord of the Rings; after JRR’s death, “his son was left to sift through the files and …

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So What Is This ‘Festival Of Brexit’ Going To Be, Anyway? Here’s What Its Director Says by Artsjournal1

“It has been mocked and pilloried as a ‘festival of Brexit‘, but the newly appointed boss of the £120m nationwide celebration planned for 2022 has said he is going to embrace the cyni…

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Dial M for Murder review at Richmond Theatre, London – ‘exposition-heavy thriller’ by Paul Vale

Frederick Knott’s 1952 play Dial M for Murder set the tone for the stage thrillers to come. Audiences relished the suspenseful atmosphere

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Watch Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More in Rehearsal for Kennedy Center's Next to Normal by Roberto Araujo

Hear the pair sing from the score, plus interviews with the full cast and original director Michael Greif.

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Jason Manford makes it a triple as he returns to host the Olivier Awards 2020

Watch as Jason Manford announces the news that he will be back at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 5 April 2020 to host the prestigious Olivier Awards. It’s a triple whammy for Jason as it…

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First Look: New Uncle Vanya production shots of Richard Armitage, Toby Jones, and more

The new Sonia Friedman production of Uncle Vanya is now in full swing at the Harold Pinter Theatre and will soon hold its official opening night next week.

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Yellow Earth marks 25 years with new work by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Yellow Earth Theatre has revealed more highlights of its new work to mark its 25th anniversary in 2020. This post Yellow Earth marks 25 years with new work first appeared on B…

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A Sneak Peek at World Premiere of The Haystack in London by Marc J. Franklin

Al Blyth’s new thriller will begin performances at the Hampstead Theatre January 31.

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BWW TV: Sing Along to the Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Sneak Peek of Paper Mill Playhouse's UNMASKED!

The cast just met the press and they're giving us a sneak peek of songs like 'Superstar', 'Buenos Aires,' 'All I Ask of You,' and 'As If We Never Said Goodbye' plus giving us some insight as…

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“Value what you bring to the table.” by Mo Brady

by Lance Weiner Jordan Fife Hunt (Photo by Marc J. Franklin…

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Tickets Are Now On Sale For SING STREET On Broadway

Tickets are now on sale for SING STREET on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) at

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Will Van Dyke and Chris Dwan of Stereo Dawn Release New Single ‘Bad Idea’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the official music video inside the recording studio with the Broadway alums.

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Check Out Photos From Kathleen Turner’s Finding My Voice at the Green Room 42 by Nathan Skethway

The Tony and Oscar nominee brought her solo show, featuring “On the Street Where You Live,” “I'd Rather Be Sailing,” and more, to the venue January 10.

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REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil Luzia, Royal Albert Hall ✭✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Douglas Mayo reviews Luzia, this year's offering from Cirque Du Soleil now playing at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Book Now! This post REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil Luzia, Royal…

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Matilda The Musical Sets Film Adaptation in Motion

Matthew Warchus will reprise his direction of the Tony-nominated musical for the silver screen.

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Paula Vogel’s Indecent and Habeas Corpus revival to run at Menier Chocolate Factory by Georgia Snow

The European premiere of Paula Vogel’s Indecent and a revival of Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus will be staged at London’s Menier Chocolate

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

What Do Critics Think of the New Les Misérables in London? by Dan Meyer

The revamped production opened at the newly renamed Stephen Sondheim Theatre January 16.

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Inside Rehearsal for Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere, starring Rema Webb, Mamie Parris, and more, will begin performances in New Jersey January 30.

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What the Constitution Means to Me Extends in Los Angeles by Dan Meyer

Maria Dizzia stars in the Heidi Schreck play at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum.

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Curtain Getting Ready to Rise On George Street Playhouse's 'Midwives' by Chuck O'donnell

By the time the curtain rises next week on the stage adaptation of author Chris Bohjalian's "Midwives," Ellen McLaughlin will have had a few dozen smoothies at the health food place on Georg…

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02/16 Scott Raneri @ DTM by Sheree Sano

Photo Credit: Unknown SCOTT RANERI THE MARVELOUS MR. MARZO DON’T TELL MAMA ENCORE – February 16, 2020 – 4pm When Actor/Singer SCOTT RANERI was pondering a theme for his New York Solo C…

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Jason Manford to once again host the Olivier Awards this year

The London theatre awards season is beginning to heat up! It has just been announced today that popular comedian and theatre actor Jason Manford is set to receive an encore of hosting duties…

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, January 17, 2020 by Susan Grace

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Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman to Reunite for European Premiere of Indecent at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory by Olivia Clement

The 2020 spring season lineup also includes Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus, directed by Patrick Marber.

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FREEZE FRAME: Brandon Victor Dixon, Rachel Bay Jones, and More Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at the Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is in rehearsals for the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize- winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and …

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Matthew Warchus to direct new Matilda movie now in the works

An all-new Matilda film has been given the green light and is now in pre-production. Unlike its 1996 predecessor, the latest big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved kid's classic will…

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'Ghost poetry': fight over Samuel Beckett's Nobel win revealed in archives by Alison Flood

Papers revealing the Swedish Academy’s deliberations over the Waiting for Godot author reveal fierce disputes over his ‘nihilism’ Fifty years after Samuel Beckett won the Nobel prize f…

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Les Misérables review – just hear these people sing! by Miriam Gillinson

Sondheim theatre, London With a cast that never misses a note, the West End’s longest-running musical proves a haunting and thrilling inspiration What’s the sign that you’ve seen a gre…

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What to see this week in the UK by Andrew Pulver, Sophie Harris, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

From Waves to Beat Horizon, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Fix review – the plumber, the witch and the washing machine by Arifa Akbar

Pleasance theatre, London Julie Tsang’s modern gothic fairytale is full of ideas and has some creepy moments but it never quite delivers Fix opens with all the thrilling promise of a moder…

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Director Caroline Byrne: ‘People gravitate towards safety – I’m not interested in that’ by Rosemary Waugh

For Irish director Caroline Byrne, it’s the non-verbal world of theatre, and not the spoken one, that captivates her most. She tells

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‘Gut-wrenchingly funny’: PETER PAN GOES WRONG – Touring ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The masters of laughter, Mischief Theatre are back at it again with a gut wrenchingly funny touring version of Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which takes everything theatrical and jumbles it into a m…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Peter Pan review at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds – ‘fun, family-friendly pantomime’ by Robert Wright

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ in-house production of Peter Pan builds on the success of its previous traditional pantomimes and provides an

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Jessica Martin heads cast of 19 in Union Theatre’s Blitz! revival by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon A 19-strong cast led by Jessica Martin has been announced for the Union Theatre’s revival of Lionel Bart’s epic wartime musical, Blitz!. This post Jessica Martin heads cas…

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ArtsBeat Radio/TV 1/20/20: TheaterWorks/Hartford by Mark G. Auerbach

ArtsBeat Radio/TV 1/20/20. Part one of a two-part special from TheaterWorks in Hartford, as they rehearse their next production,"The Lifespan of a Fact". Mark G. Auerbach interviews line pro…

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Chineke! Orchestra: Spark Catchers

The rising orchestra champions diversity in music with a lively new album

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Les Amazones D’Afrique: Amazones Power

Prickling guitars and sonic trickery unspool in the pan-African group’s new album

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Stan Sulzmann & Nikki Iles: Lush Life

The duo collaborate on an intimate, unhurried album of standards and new compositions

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Mac Miller: Circles

The rapper’s dreamy posthumous release reveals glimpses of a troubled reality

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. . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: X

Moody intros and guitar-filled tempests show American alt-rock still lives on

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Mura Masa: RYC — catchy but slight

The DJ and producer’s second album considers nostalgia within a technological culture

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White House Farm is a moving drama based on a real murder case

A new ITV crime series takes on conflicting evidence with exceptional care and poignancy

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Avenue 5, Sky One — Hugh Laurie stars in a space cruise gone wrong

Armando Iannucci’s sci-fi comedy is a blast with excellent ensemble work and crisp dialogue

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FIRST LOOK: Richard Armitage and Tony Jones in Uncle Vanya by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Take a look at these great production images of Richard Armitage and Toby Jones in Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre. This post FIRST LOOK: Richard Armitage and Tony J…

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First Look: Production images released for reopening of Les Mis at London's Sondheim Theatre

Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Les Miserables has returned to its West End home at the Sondheim Theatre ⁠— formerly known as the Queen's Theatre. Be sure to check out all ei…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s ‘Boléro’ — a gripping dance-opera in New York

South African dance and music combine at the Joyce Theater, in a work that explores grief, struggle and relief

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Today on Broadway: Friday, January 17, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

SJB to Lead Sarah Silverman’s Musical, Henningsen & Kushnier Join LSD Musical, RBJ Rehearsing N2N for DC! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the…

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NEWS: Jason Manford will host the Olivier Awards for a third time by Press Releases

Jason Manford has been announced as the host of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard. This is the third time the comedian, actor and singer will host the prestigious ceremony.

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Fix review at Pleasance Theatre, London – ‘atmospheric psychological thriller’ by Ava Wong Davies

Julie Tsang’s psychological thriller exists in the shadows. As Kevin, a seemingly amiable young repairman, attempts to patch-up the shambling, elderly Li

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Concert Review: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Ben Crawford: Broadway and Beyond’ by Susan Brall

“Ben Crawford: Broadway and Beyond” featuring the current star of “Phantom of the Opera” on the Great White Way was performed Thursday, January 16, 2020, with the Baltimore Symphony …

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10 things you didn’t know about Jason Manford by Hira Desai

Jason Manford will be back once again to host the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard and to celebrate, we've rounded up 10 things you probably didn't know about him.  The post 10 things yo…

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In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back by Robert Ito

The Ethiopian-Irish actress returns to a “completely destroying” stage role. Next: a film adaptation of a 1920s novel about passing for white.

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Replay: Perry Como’s cue-card holders appear on What’s My Line? by Terry Teachout

Don Stewart and Carl Marlow, who held Perry Como’s cue cards on his weekly TV series, appear as the mystery guests on an episode of What’s My Line? John Daly was the host and the paneli…

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‘Bold & striking’: THE PROCESS – Bunker Theatre by Ian Foster

BAZ Productions’ The Process proves bold and striking in its use of BSL and spoken English, if a little flawed too, now running at the Bunker Theatre.

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Come From Away Scribes David Hein and Irene Sankoff Reveal the Story Behind Their First Collaboration, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding by David Hein and Irene Sankoff

Ahead of taking the stage in the 10-year anniversary benefit concert of MMLJW, the Tony Award nominees share how their partnership began, the impact of their first musical, and more.

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

RAGS post-show video and photos: How do you repair a damaged musical? by Terri Paddock

After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre for a limited season. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered hi…

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Why Hollywood still prefers the little woman

Does Greta Gerwig’s film really challenge the gender narrative?

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Jason Manford to return as Olivier Awards host for 2020 by Georgia Snow

Jason Manford will return to host the Olivier Awards this year, presenting the ceremony for the third time. The actor and comedian

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London Theatre News Today: Friday 17 January by Kitty Underwood

A big announcement from the Olivier Awards and more! The post London Theatre News Today: Friday 17 January appeared first on Official London Theatre.

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The best benches for indoors and out

These distinctive pieces will make you sit up and take notice

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How to choose a bathtub that will make waves

Go big, grand and freestanding if you’ve got space but built-in has merits too

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Rachel Feinstein dissects notions of beauty at New York’s Jewish Museum

The sculptor explores myth, fun and fear in a seductive retrospective

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Lynda Benglis: the globe-trotting artist who shocks and delights

The American sculptor reflects on her luminous, provocative oeuvre

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Federico Fellini at 100 and the myth of realism

Nigel Andrews on how the Italian auteur abandoned neorealism for something looser and more fantastical

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Willem Dafoe on tormenting Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse

The actor talks about preparing for the role of a grizzled sea dog, the joys of a gruelling shoot and working with huskies

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Ann Hampton Callaway: Fever—The Peggy Lee Century by Chris Barlow

  By Ron Fassler The Green Room 42 in New York City played host to Ann Hampton Callaway channeling the song stylist and composer Peggy Lee. It was almost too perfect— in that one great si…

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Les Misérables review at Sondheim Theatre, London – ‘still spectacular’ by Tim Bano

After so much time and so much tinkering, when it comes to Les Misérables the philosopher’s axe springs to mind. Every time

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Matilda the Musical is headed to the big screen!

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Inside the epic restoration of the Vatican’s Raphael Rooms

Five hundred years after the artist’s death, experts are restoring the last of four rooms he designed at the Papal Palace

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Don McCullin on photographing war — and collecting antiques

‘We all need distractions,’ says the man who has captured conflicts from Vietnam to Syria

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On the Couch with Jacqui Green by Arts Review

Who is Jacqui Green? I am one of Australia’s leading choreographers, adjudicators, dancers and dance teachers. Most recently I choreographed the 2019 seasons of Les Misérables at the Nati…

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FT readers: what film do you think should win an Oscar?

Ahead of the Academy Awards 2020, we are gathering your own nominations and mini film reviews

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Wake Up With BWW 1/17: FLYING OVER SUNSET Casting, and More!

Today's top stories: Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, and more join the cast of Flying Over Sunset, and more!

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Flashback Friday: Ciara Renée Gives Us Elsa Vocals in Tick, Tick... Boom!

Watch Renée sing Jonathan Larson's "Come to Your Senses" before she takes on "Let it Go."

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How Did the Polish Government Cancel a Show in New York?

In a scenario straight out of Kafka, director Krystian Lupa learned his production was defunded in an opaque letter.

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Queen Bette by Arts Review

Following three sold-out Sydney seasons, Queen Bette – the extraordinary one-woman show based on the life of Hollywood’s greatest and most fearless icon, Bette Davis, finally arrives at …

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‘A fine example of Off-West End musical theatre’: RAGS – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

In Rags director Bronagh Lagan has assembled some gifted talent in her Park Theatre company with Carolyn Maitland as Rebecca driving the show.

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Encounter in Englewood by Kerry Reid

Collaboraction celebrates its current neighborhood while focusing on social justice in this performance series. Collaboraction is in its 23rd season, but in some…

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Almanac: Dorothy Sayers on memory by Terry Teachout

“I have the most ill-regulated memory. It does those things which it ought not to do and leaves undone the things it ought to have done.” Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

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MQFF 2020 – We’re Stories in Every Colour by Arts Review

Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is marking its 30th festival by unveiling a new brand and marketing campaign that embodies the essence of queer film. Launched today, the new festival ta…

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Meet Razzamataz Sutton Coldfield: a franchise success story by The Stage

For 20 years, Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been providing young people across the country with exceptional training in dance, drama and singing,

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 3am (Broadway Time)

The Life of Us by Arts Review

A modern-day musical that looks at how we love and what it means to be connected, 100 Coffees Productions and Neil Gooding Productions presents the world premiere of The Life of Us at the Ha…

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Gwyneth Paltrow brings psychedelics and orgasms to Netflix with The Goop Lab

Staffers go beyond ‘typical workplace experience’ as they get naked, sexy and high together in a quest for wellness

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One Director's Secrets To Success: Chaos, Confidence And 'Collective Genius' by Elizabeth Blair

Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher is known for adding surprising twists to classic American musicals and dramas. He says when reviving productions you have to ask: "Why are you doing it ri…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)

BROADWAY: Does “The Great White Way” Live Up to Its Name? by Alexander Nderitu

Ntozake Shange, author of the famous Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuff, once said: “My goal is to be a primary, not a secondary source…

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Howard Sherman: For too long Off-Broadway has failed to find a model to keep worthy shows running by Howard Sherman

While the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater in New York is billed as “a premier launching pad for new

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Review: “Antigone” at the New Diorama Theatre by Julian De Medeiros

  In her contemporary re-working of Sophocles’ tragedy, Lulu Raczka has chosen to forego the classical elements of tragedy altogether. No Kreon, no sense of hubris, and no punishment by t…

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Friday, January 17, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Best new London theatre: This Time, RAGS The Musical and Magic Goes Wrong

Three new shows tackle issues of jeopardy, trust and faith

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Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2020 Edition - A guide to 22 upcoming musicals and plays

A guide to 22 upcoming productionsThe Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 21 new shows opening between now and the end of April, plus one big summer entry. From acclaimed Of…

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