Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company reveals cast for A Chorus Line by Arts Review

In one of the most anticipated announcements for 2020, Darlinghurst Theatre Company has revealed the cast of “triple threats” who will take to the stage of Eternity Playhouse in March fo…

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Fighting a war on two fronts in ‘A Soldier’s Play’ at American Airlines Theatre by Deb Miller

Roundabout Theatre Company’s profoundly affecting Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier’s Play, now playing a limited engagement at American…

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Silver screen engagement rings get second life in popular culture

Couples look to the movies for inspiration when it comes to wedding jewellery

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

“Fortune” Updates Faust’s Devilish Deal by Nobuko Tanaka

Japanese theater gets off to a flying start in 2020 with a collaboration between leading British and Japanese creators on the world premiere of a major new play being staged in Japanese. Pos…

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The Virtue Of Being Able To Say Hard Things In Print… Have We Lost It? by Artsjournal

Writers are individuals whose job is to find language that can cross the unfathomable gap separating us from one another. They don’t write as anyone beyond themselves. But today, writers h…

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The Difficulty Of Being A Cultural Ambassador For The US In The Time Of Trump by Artsjournal

Under the Trump Administration, the challenge for cultural workers who agree to participate in official events is akin to swimming upstream in boiling waters. Civil servants, thinking of the…

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There’s A Wave Of Forgeries Coming To The Print Market, Warn Art Experts by Artsjournal1

“Since the dawn of the internet, the problem of phony art being sold has only grown, experts say, and the primary coin of the forgery realm has long been the fake print, which is relativel…

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Research: How New York City’s Arts Work Force Diversity Compares To The Rest Of The City by Artsjournal

“Based on responses from our survey, a high share (66%) of cultural workers identify as White (non-Hispanic), compared to just 32% of New York City’s population. In contrast, Hispanics, …

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As Robots Take Over There’s An Opening For People by Artsjournal

“The 20th century economy rewarded being the same, suppressing whatever made you weird and interesting. But this economy doesn’t reward that. This economy has shifted far more in the dir…

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When Classical Music Was Central by Artsjournal

“However difficult to imagine, across those eventful decades, countless people embraced the idea that what happened in the concert hall and the opera house was inseparable from the destiny…

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So Much For The Grammys’ New Era by Artsjournal

Ousted chief Deborah Dugan’s explosive claims threatened to overshadow the star-studded show itself, which is scheduled to air on CBS. Her brutal portrait of the Recording Academy as a chu…

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Disruptive Innovation Thinker Clayton Christensen, 67 by Artsjournal

His theory of disruptive innovation made him a key influence on Silicon Valley powerhouses like Netflix and Intel and twice earned him the title of the world’s most influential living mana…

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Photo Coverage: Kerry Butler, Alex Boniello, Tony Goldwyn and More Stop By BroadwayCon 2020

BroadwayWorld is giving fans a look inside the BroadwayCon 2020! Check out photos from inside the event featuring Kerry Butler, Alex Boniello, and more as they greet the fans!

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Updated for the 21st century, ‘Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: Swan Lake’ soars at The Kennedy Center by Jane Franklin

As you enter The Kennedy Center Opera House, a muted image of a swan, wings spread, neck extended, warms the curtains. The theater darkens, the performance begins, and the movement of flight…

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: Watch A SOLDIER'S PLAY Star David Alan Grier Interviewed on THE LATE SHOW

The star of 'The Soldier's Play' on Broadway, David Alan Grier, points out that he was in the play's original cast in 1981 alongside such future superstars as Denzel Washington and Samuel L.…

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Yabun Festival celebrates survival and culture by Arts Review

The City of Sydney is proud to again support Yabun – one of the country’s largest gatherings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures at Victoria Park on Sunday 26 Ja…

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Sting talks about visiting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of our theatre, messing with people who are driving next to him listening to his music, the first time he ever hear…

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Arden Theatre Company presents Lorene Cary’s ‘My General Tubman’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘My General Tubman,’ a skillful playwriting debut at the Arden from Philadelphia author Lorene Cary, binds the legacy of Harriet Tubman to the current moment in history. Cameron Kelsall …

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Photo Flash: See Fran Drescher, Alex Newell and More in Photos from NBC's Mid-Season Press Junket

NBCUniversal hosted a press junket at the Four Seasons Midtown Hotel in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, featuring new and returning mid-season series including 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,…

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Tina Fey announces film adaptation of MEAN GIRLS THE MUSICAL by Gabi Bergman

A novel turned movie turned musical is now getting… a movie adaptation? It might sound confusing, but we promise it’s going

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Escalators, art films, and Tommy Wiseau: Farewell to Ritz at the Bourse by Stephen Silver

Philadelphia’s film culture will lose five movie screens, and a whole lot more, when the Ritz at the Bourse closes its doors. Stephen Silver considers the theater’s legacy.

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VIDEO: Kate Baldwin Sings 'Something That You Do' By Georgia Stitt at Birdland

Tony nominee, Kate Baldwin, joined composer Georgia Stitt onstage at Birdland in New York City to perform Stitt's song, 'Something That You Do' as part of  the The Broadway at Birdland conc…

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Review: Kinky Boots kicks up its 6″ heels at Toby’s by Jill Kyle-Keith

What do you do when nobody’s buying what you’re selling? Change what you’re selling. The long-running Broadway production of Kinky Boots closed last spring, but Toby’s brings back th…

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Review: Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline at Studio Theatre by Mercedes Hesselroth

Playwright Dominique Morisseau has had a whirlwind last few years since her play Pipeline premiered in 2017. In that span of time, she’s managed to begin her tenure as a Residency 5 playwr…

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Theatre Review: ‘Almost Maine’ at Howard Community College’s Arts Collective by Susan Brall

“Almost Maine” by John Cariani and directed by Susan G. Kramer is slated to be performed from January 24-26, 2020, at Monteabaro Recital Hall located Howard Community College, Horowitz V…

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Call Answered: Douglas Lyons: "Chicken and Biscuits" at Queens Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

Douglas Lyons is a playwright, composer, lyricist, and actor working and living in New York City. He was most recently seen on Broadway as an original member of Beautiful: The Carole King Mu…

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This Bitter Earth by Arts Review

A deeply rich and wickedly biting insight into queer stories and queer voices. Chris Edwards’ play is dripping with glittery venom – no one is safe as his characters slash and snap their…

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Groovy Baby! Take a First Look at Jennifer Damiano and the Off-Broadway Cast of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice by Michael Appler

Oh, the argyle. Take a look at the first photos released from the New Group’s world premiere Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, set in 1969 Los Angeles as the sexual revolution swept u…

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So, You Want to Be a Phan? The Ultimate Guide to The Phantom of the Opera Phandom by Diep Tran

Since 1988, The Phantom of the Opera has amazed Broadway fans with its mix of romance, melodrama, suspense and vocal acrobatics. Phantom celebrates its 32nd anniversary on Broadway on Janu…

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Bubba Weiler Cried When He Went to Harry Potter World; Now He's in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Caitlin Moynihan

Bubba Weiler in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Phot: Matthew Murphy) When Bubba Weiler was in third grade, he lied about being a fan of the Harry Potter books to fit in with his frie…

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Odds & Ends: New Musical Comedy Emojiland to Release Original Cast Album & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed this week. New Musical Comedy Emojiland to Release Original Cast Album The fan-favorite new musical comedy Emojiland will be preser…

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Family Matters: See the Cast of Grand Horizons in These Opening Night Portraits by Diep Tran

Grand Horizons, a new play by Bess Wohl, opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre on January 23. The comedy is about a longtime married couple, played by Jane Alexander and James Cromwell,…

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West End Star Jon Robyns on Being a 'Third Generation' Jean Valjean in Les Misérables by Matt Wolf

Jon Robyns is no stranger to Les Misérables, the musical phenomenon now in its fourth decade on the London stage. The 37-year-old Englishman played Marius over 10 years ago in the West End …

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This week, let’s review an artistic director. James C. Nicola of New York Theatre Workshop gets a rave. He’s been...Continue Reading The post JAMES C. NICOLA KEEPS THE “NEW” IN NEW Y…

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Richard Holbrook’s Holiday Magic Lingers On by Maya Amis

The highlight of my holiday season was Richard Holbrook’s Holiday Chestnuts from Christmases Past and Present. It was the perfect way to plunge whole-heartedly into the very best of the se…

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Watch Two Musical Numbers from the Upcoming Broadway Musical Adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire

Get a preview of the new Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire from BroadwayCon 2020.

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

The Phantom of the Opera: History and Facts Infographic by Broadway Direct

Now in its 31st year, The Phantom of the Opera is the Broadway musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, an undeniable obsession that could neve…

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Broadway-Bound Six Stars Sing "Ex-Wives" at BroadwayCon

The new musical is coming to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in February.

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Releases Production Photos

Jennifer Damiano, Michael Zegen, and more star in Duncan Sheik, Amanda Green, and Jonathan Marc Sherman's new musical based on the 1969 film.

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Emojiland, Starring Lesli Margherita and More, to Release Original Cast Recording

The Keith Harrison-Laura Schein musical is currently running at the Duke on 42nd St.

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Jersey Boys Releases New Production Photos

Aaron De Jesus leads the cast as Frankie Valli in the Tony-winning Four Seasons musical.

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Grand Horizons, Starring Michael Urie, Ben McKenzie, Ashley Park, Opens on Broadway

Bess Wohl's new play is led by Jane Alexander and James Cromwell.

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Get A First Look at Company Stars Claybourne Elder, Kyle Dean Massey, & Bobby Conte Thornton Performing “You Could Drive a Person Crazy”

Watch Claybourne Elder, Kyle Dean Massey, and Bobby Conte Thornton perform "You Could Drive a Person Crazy” from the upcoming Broadway revival of Company.

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Check Out Production Photos of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of the Duncan Sheik, Amanda Green, and Marc Sherman musical will open at the Pershing Square Signature Center February 4.

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‘Oscar Wao’ Review: The Tragedy, and Comedy, of Manhood by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In a Spanish-language stage adaptation of the Junot Díaz novel, the friendship between two Dominican men is a testing ground for competing visions of masculinity.

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Selina Jenkins chats about BOOBS! by Gabi Bergman

In 2012, Selina Jenkins made the biggest and breast decision of her life. A multi-award winning Cabaret artist, musician, and

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

BWW TV: Watch Rob McClure Perform Two Songs From MRS. DOUBTFIRE at BroadwayCon

Rob McClure performed two songs from Mrs. Doubtfire at BroadwayCon! Take a look below!

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Andy Karl and Orfeh “Totally Rock” 54 Below with Legally Bound by Chris Barlow

By Ron Fassler If 20 years is the arbitrary cut-off when a couple begins to feel the test of time in their marriage, then Orfeh and Andy Karl only have another year to go before all hell bre…

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The Emperor’s Nightingale **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 27, 2020: Pan Asian Repertory’s The Emperor’s Nightingale has everything a small child wants in theater – music, puppets, colorful costumes and audien…

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Go Inside Rehearsals for The Hot Wing King at Signature Theatre by Nathan Skethway

The Katori Hall play, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, will begin performances Off-Broadway February 11.

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Join the Miranda Family at an Intimate, Private Performance of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

Join Lin-Manuel, Luis, Luz, Vanessa, Luz Miranda Crespo, and Luis Crespo and the rest of the Miranda family at a private performance of The Unsinkable Molly Brown on February 28th at Abrons …

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery to Close After Four Years in the West End by Andy Lefkowitz

The celebrated West End production of Mischief Theatre's The Comedy About a Bank Robbery will end its run on May 3 at the Criterion Theatre. The production opened on April 21, 2016; by closi…

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Bess Wohl, Ashley Park and the Cast of Grand Horizons' Talk the Show's Deep Familial Ties on Opening Night by

Playwright Bess Wohl and stars Ashley Park, Jane Alexander and more talk about Grand Horizon's universal understanding on opening night.

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Ain't It Grand! Inside the Opening Night of the New Broadway Comedy Grand Horizons by Michael Appler

Grand Horizons, Bess Wohl's comedy about a wife who wants to divorce her husband after 50 years of marriage, opened on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater on January 24. Directed by Tony no…

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How Jordan Fisher Is Preparing to Breathe New Life Into Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen by

Upcoming Dear Evan Hansen star Jordan Fisher talks returning to Broadway and preparing to take on the Tony-winning title role.

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel Opera Off-Broadway by

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming world premiere opera Intimate Apparel, based on the award-winning play by two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage. Tony winner Bartlett Sher will dir…

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Hires a Resident Intimacy Director by Laura Collins-Hughes

Sarah Lozoff is joining one of the nation’s leading regional theaters for all 11 of its productions in its 2020 season.

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Original Cast Recording of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL Starring Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon and More Will Be Released

Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) announced today live at BroadwayCon, that the original cast recording of Emojiland THE MUSICAL is now available for pre-order at…

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Emojiland Musical to Release Original Off-Broadway Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The recording will feature performances from Lesli Margherita, Ann Harada, Max Crumm, and more.

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Washington Theatre to honor Victor Shargai with a region-wide dedication on February 14 by News Desk

The following news was released today by theatreWashington: The Washington theater community remains in mourning over the loss of Victor Shargai, long-time theatreWashington board chair, the…

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First Listen - New Album Inspired by the Broadway-Aimed Immigration Musical AMERICANO!

As the eagerly awaited premiere of Americano! draws near, the production gives fans the opportunity to preview the score as well as make a contribution to a scholarship fund that benefits th…

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Theater and Policy Salon discusses Attainment, Fulfillment, and Resilience following January 30 performance of ‘Pipeline’ at Studio Theatre by News Desk

Next Thursday, January 30, please join Theater and Policy Salon for a discussion on Attainment, Fulfillment, and Resilience at Studio Theatre following the 8 pm show of Pipeline. The panel d…

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#BookedIt by Daisy Eagan

I was hoping to get some writing done today, but I am laid up on the couch with a severely awful pinched nerve and honestly all I want to do is die. I will settle for watching Pandemic on Ne…

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Want to Learn More About The Lehman Trilogy? Check Out These Videos About the Buzz-Worthy British Drama Heading to Broadway

Get to know all about the British transfer that has New York buzzing, The Lehman Trilogy.

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee & More Perform at Epcot for International Festival of the Arts- Watch LIVE Tomorrow at 7:55pm!

On Saturday, January 25th, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will feature a special livestream presentation of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring performances by Broadway sta…

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Falsettos, Seascape, More Set for Rep Stage’s 2020–2021 Season by Dan Meyer

A world premiere by Dane Figueroa Edidi and a play by Jen Silverman round out the slate of offerings at the Maryland-based theatre company.

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Saying That Conditions Had Become ‘Impossible’, China’s Last Independent Film Festival Shuts Down by Artsjournal1

“The China Independent Film Festival has held 14 editions and shown some 1,000 films since it was established in 2003 in Nanjing, the capital of coastal Jiangsu province. Many of the title…

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Oregon Bach Festival Announces Three Finalists To Lead It by Artsjournal

The festival has been in turmoil for the past few years after letting its artistic and executive directors. Finalists are conductors Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Craig Hella Johnson and Julian Wachn…

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What’s The Most Physically Demanding Job In America? According To Insurers, It’s Dancer by Artsjournal1

“Researchers at analyzed data from the Occupational Information Network, a national organization developed through support from the U.S. Department of Labor …, to …

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Thomas Campbell’s Challenges At San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums by Artsjournal

It is not clear how Campbell will rebrand the museums, but he casts the de Young as a strong American arts institution and the Legion as a “treasure chest like the Frick, Kimbell or Neue G…

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Parenting From The Wings: No Protective Bubble

There are times when I deserve to be lectured and certainly my parenting is not above reproach. As a matter of fact, if someone decides to list my parenting fails, I'm sure I could name more.

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Caroline, or Change Announces Complete Cast by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

Caroline, or Change, the revival of the 2004 Broadway musical readying to open on Broadway on April 7, 2020, has announced a complete cast. The musical, which will begin preview performances…

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BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - A SOLDIER'S PLAY

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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Make sure to set your DVRs because the cast of Jagged Little Pill is set to perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, January 27.

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On digital: Joker / Ad Astra

Joaquin Phoenix mesmerises as DC Comics’ murderous clown and Brad Pitt goes to great lengths for his absentee father

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BTS and the birth of K-pop art

The multi-platinum Korean boy band have become art patrons with a globe-spanning project estimated at £10m

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Snapshot: ‘Wright Morris — The Home Place’

A photographic novel exposing a rural Nebraska seemingly frozen in time following the Great Depression

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Extraordinary Wall [of Silence] review – striking stories of deafness by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Birmingham HippodromeSign language, speech and physical storytelling come together to interrogate history – and theatre itself Devised from 40 hours of interviews with members of the deaf …

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Strictly for everyone: Dance Westminster contest – in pictures

Take a front row seat for the finals of the first Dance Westminster competition, held at the Greenhouse Centre, London. The initiative is designed to provide accessible dance to everyone, an…

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Broadway at Birdland by Barry Gordin

January 24, 2109: Show business tour de force and seven-time Tony® Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy &friends Cabaret show to New York’s famed Bird…

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Friday Playlist: 50 of Broadway's Best Duets for the Upcoming It Takes Two Concert

Before the It Takes Two concert at 54 on January 27, kick your weekend off with 50 of our favorite Broadway duets.

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Goodspeed Musicals to Develop and Present Stephen King Musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County by Olivia Clement

The King-John Mellencamp musical is part of a lineup that also includes Douglas Waterbury-Tieman's Johnny & The Devil's Box.

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Ken Gargaro lets the sun shine in for his directorial return by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s founder goes on a mission to rediscover “Hair” with a young cast.

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Check Out Brand-New Production Photos From Jersey Boys Off-Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The Tony-winning musical opened at New World Stages in late 2017 after closing its Broadway production earlier that year.

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A Good Matchmaker: Analisa Leaming talks about HELLO DOLLY! by Debra Danese

Long before swiping on dating apps, a professional matchmaker was the way to go for those seeking help  to find love.

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BWW Album Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (The New Off-Broadway Cast Album) Delivers Everything Your Secret, Greasy Heart Desires

I have been a lifelong fan of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. So, I approached Ghostlight Records' LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (The New Off-Broadway Cast Album) with equal amounts of excitement and trepi…

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10 Inspiring Musical Theatre Performances from The National YoungArts Foundation Competition by Performerstuff

10 Inspiring Musical Theatre Performances from The National YoungArts Foundation Competition Written by Tiffany Wilkie January 16, 2020 Seeking some musical theatre song inspiratio…

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Finding the Comedy in Tragedy (and Vice Versa) for Broadway’s Grand Horizons by Ruthie Fierberg

The cast and creative team—including stars Jane Alexander, James Cromwell, Michael Urie, and Ashley Park—share the secrets behind their new Broadway show.

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Bong Joon-Ho Before PARASITE: An ongoing series from Philadelphia Film Society by Joshua Herren

Interview with PFS programming director Travis Trew about Bong Joon-Ho's films before PARASITE

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Inside Rehearsal for Off-Broadway’s Intimate Apparel Opera by Marc J. Franklin

The Lincoln Center Theater production, featuring a libretto by playwright Lynn Nottage and a score by Ricky Ian Gordon, will begin performances February 27.

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Review: Romeo and Bernadette - A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklynat by Deirdre Donovan

Say waht you will about this Bard inspired musical farce with its trigger-happy cast, it's a lot of fun packed into 90 minutes. . .

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MY GENERAL TUBMAN (Arden): Ancestors calling by Toby Zinman

Time travel as spiritual reality and a throbbing moral obligation

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Markia Smith, Olivia Hartshorn, and More to Star in Off-Broadway Premiere of Indoor Person by Olivia Clement

The world premiere, by Kayla Martine, is part of Normal Ave's 2019–2020 season.

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BWW TV: See Carrie Coon, Namir Smallwood in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's Debut of Tracy Letts' Play BUG

asdasdIn a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugsa?? Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classica?'a…

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Earth, Water, Love and Death: A Review of Once On This Island at Broadway In Chicago by Aaron Hunt

If our country’s politics is exhausting you with its complexity, this production offers the opportunity to consider some of the same themes in a gentler rhythm.

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‘Heart-wrenchingly powerful narrative’: THE CANARY & THE CROW – Arcola Theatre ★★★★★ by Amy Toledano

There is an urgency and an immediacy about The Canary and the Crow that will leave you thinking and questioning everything about British society long after you’ve left the theatre

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson as King Henry II in The Lion In Winter and Sir Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons in St. Louis by Darryl Maximilian Robinson

Veteran classically-trained African-American stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson shares photos and notes on how he made some regional theatre history playing King Henry …

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NEWS: Ayenai explore inhabiting a foreign country in Living Here? at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

Where is our place? What happens when we have nothing left to hold on to? Do we remain? These are the questions asked by new dance work Living Here? which runs as part of the VAULT Festival …

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ROMEO & BERNADETTE – Delightful! Shakespeare and gangsters like you have never seen by Oscar E Moore

Imagine Romeo (a spectacular Nikita Burshteyn) if you will (as in William Shakespeare) finding himself in 1960’s Brooklyn chasing a girl he believes to be his beloved Juliet.  Actually th…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos of LCT's INTIMATE APPAREL Directed by Barlett Sher

Lincoln Center Theater will present Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher. Previews begin February 27th.

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Comedian Paul Merton will be Wilbur to Michael Ball’s Edna in the new West End musical of Hairspray

Have we got news for you. Paul Merton will make his West End musical debut as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray at the London Coliseum from 23 April to 30 August 2020, as full casting is announce…

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WATCH Magic Goes Wrong post-show Q&A: What’s it like working with Penn & Teller… & JJ Abrams? by Terri Paddock

Abracadabra! As their weekly episodes of The Goes Wrong Show continue to delight television audiences, I was delighted to continue my series of Mischief Theatre post-show talks with a return…

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A Look at the U.K. Tour of The Croft by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of Ali Milles’ new thriller opened performances at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, January 22.

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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Emojiland’ MIBSL Max Crumm by Deb Miller

Pasadena native Max Crumm was catapulted to fame when he won the 2007 reality TV show Grease: You’re The One That I Want, which landed him the lead role of Danny Zuko in that year’s Broa…

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Review: A Soldier’s Play on Broadway at long last. by Jonathan Mandell

Charles Fuller’s murder mystery, finally on Broadway in a fine production directed by Kenny Leon some four decades after it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is so good that even if you’…

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Production news round-up: Baby Reindeer to transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre and Paul Merton to make West End musical debut by Ruth Comerford

In this week’s production news round-up, Paul Merton is set to make his West End musical debut in Hairspray, and Richard Gadd’s

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Smart Caption Glasses, A New Way To Make Theatre Accessible To Hearing-Impaired Audiences by Artsjournal1

“Worn by audience members during a performance, the glasses project dialogue directly onto the lens, allowing the wearer to follow the action without having to glance toward the sides of t…

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Examining The Arguments Over Jeanine Cummins’s ‘American Dirt’ by Artsjournal1

The author got a seven-figure advance, the first print run is half a million copies, the book jacket features gushing blurbs by famous writers, and the book got loads of coverage in The New …

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Top Galleries Blast Art Basel In Letter Over Hong Kong Fair by Artsjournal

The letter, addressed to Art Basel global director Marc Spiegler and Adeline Ooi, its director Asia, did not mince words when airing complaints about the state of the fair amid the Hong Kong…

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Donna Vivino & More Will Lead the Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats by Ryan Gilbert

As the North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats continues to make its way across the U.S. and Canada, a slew of stage talents will be bringing our favorite Jellicle cats to life on …

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Take a First Look at the New Off-Broadway Play 72 Miles to Go... by Michael Appler

The cast and creatives of Roundabout Theatre Company's new off-Broadway production of 72 Miles to Go... posed for pictures with the press on January 23. Written by Hilary Bettis and directe…

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New Tour of Tony-Winning Musical Hairspray Will Hit the Road This Fall; Launching at Baltimore's Hippodrome by Ryan Gilbert

You can't stop the touring beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, will launch a new North Am…

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Will Swenson Stars as Neil Diamond in Industry Reading of New Bio-Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Will Swenson recently headlined an industry reading of a new musical based on the life and music of Grammy-winning hitmaker Neil Diamond. Tony winner Michael Mayer is directing…

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Bubba Weiler stopys by HQ to chat about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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Colton Ryan, Caitlin Houlahan and More on Reimagining Bob Dylan's Music for Broadway's Girl From the North Country by

Colton Ryan, Caitlin Houlahan, Austin Scott and the cast of Girl From the North Country share what it's like to tell an original story set to the music of Bob Dylan.

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Paul Merton Nabs Role of Wilbur in West End Return of Hairspray; Rita Simons & Jonny Amies Also Join Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

They can't stop the beat! Paul Merton, Rita Simons and Jonny Amies have been cast as Wilbur Turnblad, Velma Von Tussle and Link Larkin, respectively, in the upcoming West End remount of Hair…

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Photo Flash: See Photos of ADORE US! LINE at Iowa Stage Theatre Company

Iowa Stage Theatre Company is staging a parody of A Chorus Line. The show is a song-by-song parody of A Chorus Line featuring all the 2020 Democratic Candidates.

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

BWW TV: Jane Alexander, James Cromwell & More Celebrate Opening Night of GRAND HORIZONS

The Hayes theatre was hoppin' last night as Grand Horizons officially opened on Broadway. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman, GRAND HORIZONS stars Jane Alexander (Nancy), J…

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Eden Espinosa and Jeremy Jordan Sing a New Alan Menken Song From Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure by Dan Meyer

“Nothing Left to Lose” appears in an upcoming episode of the Disney Channel animated series.

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Jasmine Lee-Jones and Winsome Pinnock to celebrate history’s ‘neglected women’ at Globe Theatre by Ruth Comerford

Playwrights Jasmine Lee-Jones, Winsome Pinnock and Sabrina Mahfouz are among writers who will create a series of performances celebrating history’s underrepresented female

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Security Guard & Decorated Marine Pretty Sure BroadwayCon the Job That Breaks Him by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Local security guard and 20-year decorated marine veteran Steven Millhouse shared his shock and dismay today upon...

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Security Guard & Decorated Marine Pretty Sure BroadwayCon the Job That Breaks Him by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Local security guard and 20-year decorated marine veteran Steven Millhouse shared his shock and dismay today upon arriving for his first shift of …

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World Premiere of Exodus-Inspired Goshen to Play Chicago by Dan Meyer

The work explores modern-day themes of social injustice through the biblical story.

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Anita Gillette to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2020 MAC Awards by Ryan McPhee

The 34th annual ceremony from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets will take place March 30.

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5 West End musicals coming soon to a cinema near you!

You've seen these West End shows on stage, but are you excited to see them on the shiny big screen? Musical films are certainly nothing new. And if we can all pretend that last year's Cat…

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

ArtsBeat Radi/TV 1/24/20. From the new lobby at Hartford's TheaterWorks, Mark G. Auerbach chats with the director and cast of the upcoming production "The Lifespan of a Fact". L-R. Director …

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‘It’s Not for Sissies, This New World’: Isaac Mizrahi at Café Carlyle by Matthew Wexler

Isaac Mizrahi returns to Café Carlyle for a three-week gig and a new set of jazz-flecked songs and celebrity and super model anecdotes. The post ‘It’s Not for Sissies, This New World’…

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THE GENTLEMEN (dir. Guy Ritchie): Film review by Dan Scully

Ritchie is celebrating a welcome return to form, complete with bullets, Brits, and enough creative uses of the word “cunt” to make your grandmother shake her head in shame

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Interview with Waitress London hero Desi Oakley

Did you miss the news that Waitress London was recently saved by Broadway actress Desi Oakley when the West End Jenna’s (Lucie Jones, Sarah O’Connor and Olivia Moore) were too ill to p…

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Opening Tonight in NYC: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers by Trav S.D.

In the midst of all chaos and drama happening down in Washington, a benchmark will happen this year. November will mark the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock. Throug…

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The Sunset Limited, Boulevard Theatre review - all talk, no theatre by Matt Wolf

Cormac McCarthy two-hander tries an audience's patience Cormac McCarthy’s two-hander, premiered at Chicago's mighty Steppenwolf Theatre in 2006, has by this point been everything short of…

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Study your Master in puppetry at Central European universities in Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Białystok! The PuppeTry focuses on different artistic and teaching methods of the participati…

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Opera And Classical Young Artist Programs Are Big Business — For Everyone But The Young Artists by Artsjournal1

Zach Finkelstein: “Company X is a prestigious music apprenticeship festival for instrumentalists and singers. They take in about $15 million a year in revenue, own over $80 million dollars…

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Could The Dirt-Poor Alabama Hamlet Famous For Its Quilts Become An Art Destination Like Marfa? by Artsjournal1

“The thinking goes: If Marfa, the pint-size Texas town located a three-hour’s drive from the nearest airport, can become a site for pilgrims seeking to commune with Donald Judd’s Minim…

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BWW Interview: Taylor Louderman on This Year's Write Out Loud Songwriting Competition

How many opportunities are there out there for aspiring songwriters to have their music heard by one of Broadway's brightest stars? How many chances do you get to turn your creative dream in…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Damiano, Michael Zegen and More in BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, with Book by Jonathan Marc Sherman, Music by Duncan Sheik, Lyrics by Duncan Sheik and Amanda Green and Musical Staging by Kelly Devine, is currently in…

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Romeo & Bernadette - A merry, melodic, romantic romp of a fractured love story by Oscar E. Moore

A breath of fresh air. Delightful! See for yourself. Probably twice so that you catch all the jokes and details you might have missed the first time around.

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Old Show Queens Gary Gunas and Billy Rosenfield Reminisce About Stephen Sondheim by Playbill Staff

From the original Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along to the premiere cast recording of Assassins, these Broadway insiders saw (and heard) it all.

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‘A night of world class musical theatre’: LES MISÉRABLES – Sondheim Theatre ★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

Above all it is Kretzmer’s stunning lyrical treatment of those soaring French melodies (on press night, immaculately delivered under Steve Moss’ baton) woven around a story that is breat…

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

See Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in the Sundance-Bound Giving Voice by Olivia Clement

The documentary, directed by James D. Stern and Fernando Villena, is about the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition.

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Hairspray Announces a 2020 North American Tour

Jack O'Brien and Jerry Mitchell will reprise their collaboration on the Tony-winning musical.

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SF Opera new season: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ new ‘Fidelio’ and ‘Cosi fan tutte’ by Georgia Rowe

S.F. Opera has announced its 2020-21 season, including West Coast premiere of 'Handmaid's Tale' and a new production of Beethoven's 'Fidelio.'

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Interview with renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones ahead of world premiere of ‘What Problem?’ at Center for the Arts by David Siegel

Social commentary in a dance performance is not unusual, especially in the modern dance community. But in a week-long residency by The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at George Mason Univer…

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Audience member saves Macbeth after actor pulls out due to injury by Matthew Hemley

An audience member stepped into save a production of Macbeth, after one of its leading actors suffered an injury. Emma Barclay was

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London Hairspray cast announced including Paul Merton West End debut!

Following the previous announcements that Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea and Marisha Wallace would be starring in the West End revival of Hairspray, we were more than content with that exciting ca…

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A Soldier’s Play on Broadway At Last by New York Theater

Charles Fuller’s murder mystery, finally on Broadway in a fine production directed by Kenny Leon some four decades after it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is so good that even if you’…

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London Revival of The Last Five Years Finds Its Cathy and Jamie by Dan Meyer

The production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical begins at Southwark Playhouse February 28.

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Flights review at Project Arts Centre, Dublin – ‘bleak, tender and intricately written’ by Dave Fargnoli

Bleak, tender and shot through with stinging black humour, Flights is a meandering but intricately written meditation on the joyful recklessness of

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The Friday 5 Quiz: Broadway Debut True or False by JK

There will be many Broadway debuts this season (most of them in West Side Story!). Of course, even Broadway icons had to start somewhere. That's what this week's quiz is all about.  Read c…

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Concert Will Be Broadcast in U.K. and Ireland Cinemas by Andrew Gans

The performance will be held at London's O2 Arena.

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Paul Merton Joins West End Hairspray; Full Cast Set by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-winning musical will play the London Coliseum ahead of a North American national tour.

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Sylvia Young Theatre School: Preparing students with raw talent to be the stars of tomorrow by Promoted Content

Following in the footsteps of stars such as Rita Ora and Daniel Kaluuya, students at Sylvia Young Theatre School are taught not

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Inside Opening Night of Second Stage’s Grand Horizons on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Bess Wohl’s play, directed Leigh Silverman, opened at the Hayes Theater January 23.

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Jeremy Jordan's Return to SUPERGIRL

Jeremy Jordan will return to The CW's 'Supergirl' this Sunday, January 26, in the episode titled 'Back From the Future - Part One.'

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The Sickness to run Feb. 7 – 29 by Stagelight

A new play written and directed by Emil Varda to premiere at Access Theater

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Read Reviews for Uncle Vanya in London, Starring Toby Jones by Dan Meyer

The Conor McPherson adaptation also stars Olivier nominee Richard Armitage and Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood.

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The Woman in Black is full of jumps and scares — in the most delightful way: Review by Breanne L. Heldman

There was an old woman all skin and bones… Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh… So began my favorite song in music class throughout elementary school. The song ends with a loud “Boo!” meant to scare …

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REVIEW: Frankenstein, Derby Theatre (UK Tour) ✭✭✭ by Gary Stringer

By Gary Stringer Gary Stringer reviews the Frankenstein UK Tour which is currently playing at Derby Theatre. Full tour schedule through This post REVIEW: Frankenstein, Der…

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Jerry Mitchell and Jack O'Brien Will Reunite for New North American Tour of Hairspray by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical will launch its new tour in (aptly) Baltimore in November.

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, January 24, 2020 by Susan Grace

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NEA Releases Results Of Latest Survey Of Public Participation In The Arts by Artsjournal1

Among the key findings: 74% of American adults engage with the arts via electronic media, 54.3% attend arts events, and 53.7% create or perform art themselves. Three states, D.C. and metro C…

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PBS News Anchor Jim Lehrer Dead At 85 by Artsjournal1

“While best known for his anchor work [as co-founder of what is now The PBS NewsHour], which he shared for two decades with his colleague Robert MacNeil, Mr. Lehrer moderated a dozen presi…

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Knopf Names Sonny Mehta’s Successor As Publisher by Artsjournal1

Some three-and-a-half weeks after Mehta’s death, the publishing house Alfred A. Knopf has appointed Reagan Arthur, currently senior vice president and publisher at Little, Brown, to succee…

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How A Pair Of English Policemen Helped Jump-Start The Movement To Repatriate The Benin Bronzes by Artsjournal1

In 2004, Steve Dunstone and Timothy Awoyemi, on a Police Expedition Society goodwill trip, were on a boat on the Niger River being greeted by the people of a southern Nigerian town. As the e…

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The BBC must go back to doing what it does best

It has become flabby and bureaucratic, but we would miss the corporation if we lost it

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Photo Coverage: GRAND HORIZONS Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!

The Hayes theatre was hoppin' last night as Grand Horizons officially opened on Broadway. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman, GRAND HORIZONS stars Jane Alexander (Nancy), J…

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Photo Coverage: GRAND HORIZONS Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!

The Hayes theatre was hoppin' last night as Grand Horizons officially opened on Broadway.  Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman, GRAND HORIZONS stars Jane Alexander (Nancy)…

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HAIRSPRAY Will Embark on North American Tour in Fall 2020

HAIRSPRAY will launch a new North American tour in Fall 2020. Following the Baltimore launch November 10-15, 2020, HAIRSPRAY will visit more than 60 additional cities in its first touring se…

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Coding music live — Robert Henke brings retro computer sounds to the Barbican

The musician has used five 1980s Commodore machines to create an evocative show of surprising range

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Musical Theatre’s Next Generation? The NEA Is Finding and Funding It by American Theatre Editors

How the endowment and American Theatre Wing's national musical theatre songwriting competition is supporting tomorrow's creators today.

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‘Both difficult & comforting to watch’: FACES IN THE CROWD – Gate Theatre by Laura Kressly

Whilst the script for Faces In The Crowd demands unwavering focus and attention in order to not get lost, women’s individuality, voice and their suppression by patriarchal systems are prof…

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Rob Rokicki and Broadway Cast Members From THE LIGHTNING THIEF Will Appear At BroadwayCon

Rob Rokicki, composer and lyricist of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will appear in an exclusive Q&A session at this year's BroadwayCon with David Gordon, President of th…

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

COME FROM AWAY's 'Real Kevin T' Will Host Pay It Forward 9/11 Tour Of Newfoundland With Fans of the Musical

American fans of the Tony-Award winning musical Come From Away have the opportunity to join Kevin Tuerff's 18th annual Pay it Forward 9/11 tradition through a guided tour of Newfoundland. Th…

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The Welkin at the National Theatre, London by Lucy Kirkwood – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Playwright Lucy Kirkwood has had something of a golden touch in recent years. In 2017 she had the widely lauded Mosquitoes at

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The politics of pregnancy in art history

Why have portraits of mothers-to-be been so rare? An exhibition at London’s Foundling Museum explores a neglected genre

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Why do we give music a human face?

Our love of a good tune knows no bounds but there are those who believe it can go too far

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Agnieszka Holland on taking on Stalin’s starving of Ukraine in Mr Jones

The Oscar-nominated director has shown her range between art house, Hollywood and episodes of The Wire

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BWW Review: Jane Alexander, James Cromwell On The Rocky Road To Divorce in Bess Wohl's Very Funny GRAND HORIZONS

Back in that age we call golden, Broadway marquees were frequently set ablaze by long-running plays that producers looking to turn a profit lovingly referred to as boulevard comedies. These …

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Pubic hair makes a return in Bring Back the Bush on Channel 4

Body positive campaigner Chidera Eggerue is endlessly entertaining as she tackles myths and misconceptions

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The Windermere Children, BBC2 — an uplifting true story to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Simon Block’s feature-length drama recounts the Jewish child refugees sent to recuperate after the war

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Il Pomo d’Oro: Handel’s Agrippina

Joyce DiDonato thrills as the ambitious Roman empress

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Sam Lee: Old Wow

New and traditional songs are put to work in the struggle against ecological collapse

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Elliot Galvin: Live in Paris

Recorded at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2018, the impressive set features austerity and harmony

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J Hus: Big Conspiracy

The outlaw figure looms in the UK rapper’s smooth, upbeat second album

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Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot

The UK synth duo’s third Berlin album has elements of techno and 1980s pop pastiche

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Opera composer Gerald Barry: ‘The most money you got was for an opera: so I decided to write one’ by George Hall

Composer Gerald Barry tells George Hall about discovering music as a child, cutting up Oscar Wilde for The Important of Being Earnest

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Andrzej Lukowski: Recent collapses show immersive theatre is hard to get right by Andrzej Lukowski

Last week, the extremely troubled immersive theatre show The Wolf of Wall Street closed. The show’s official Twitter at one point declared

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Poliça: When We Stay Alive

Atmosphere and drama are let down by an unclear theme on the Minneapolis band’s new album

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Today on Broadway: Friday, January 24, 2020 by James Marino

“Blue” to Play the Apollo, Mandy Gonzalez Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, “Karate Kid” Musical Eyeing Broadway, Rachel Tucker to Join “CFA” “Today on Broadway” is a daily, M…

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London’s Old Vic creates interactive film to make building more accessible for first-time visitors by Georgia Snow

London’s Old Vic has created a 360-degree interactive film of its theatre to allow audiences to explore the space online before they

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No Lack of Chemistry, Onstage or Off by Vincent M. Mallozzi

When Kate Hamill first met Jason O’Connell there was an immediate spark that neither could act on. He later went from being her leading man to her real-life beau.

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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery to close after four years in West End by Matthew Hemley

Mischief Theatre’s production of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery is to close after four years in the West End. The show

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Olivia Colman and Mark Gatiss among actors depicted in dream roles as part of art exhibition by Matthew Hemley

Actors including Olivia Colman and Mark Gatiss have been depicted in roles they wished they had played, as part of a new

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Recently reviewed theater for Jan. 24 by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Capsule reviews for professional theater on St. Louis stages.

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VIDEO: Andy Karl and Orfeh Bring Their Show LEGALLY BOUND Back to Feinstein's/54 Below

Broadway power couple Andy Karl and Orfeh return to Feinstein's/54 Below this month with their hit show Legally Bound. The pair performed their first show of the four last night, January 2…

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NEWS: Paul Merton will make his West End musical debut in Hairspray at the London Coliseum by Press Releases

Paul Merton, the popular comedian and star of BBC’s renowned programme Have I Got News For You – is to join the new production of Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum, making his…

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Lullabies for the Lost review at Old Red Lion, London – ‘thoughtful play about mental health’ by Olivia Rook

Depression, miscarriage, self-harm, social anxiety and eating disorders; these are the trigger warnings for Rosalind Blessed’s new play Lullabies for the Lost,

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London Theatre News Today: Friday 24 January by Hira Desai

Theatre fans, the weekend is finally upon us and boy oh boy have we got news for you! The post London Theatre News Today: Friday 24 January appeared first on Official London Theatre.

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Paul Merton joins the cast of Hairspray at the London Coliseum by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Paul Merton is to play Wilbur Turnblad alongside Michael Ball who is returning to his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in the revival of Hairspray the musical at t…

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Aisha and Abhaya review – modern fairytale driven by dark techno by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonThis experiment by film-maker Kibwe Tavares and choreographer Sharon Eyal brims with talent but is frustrating Two young women in heavy robes and el…

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Uncle Vanya review, The Harold Pinter Theatre: A gripping, if somewhat suffocating, production by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

There isn't a huge amount of action here – Chekhov was a bit of a pioneer in the "play where nothing happens" genre – but when it comes to nuanced character studies, Uncle Vanya is an em…

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“Split by the madness of race” by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I review the Broadway premiere of A Soldier’s Play. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama can be a mixed bless…

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Replay: T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party by Terry Teachout

Decca’s original-cast album of the 1950 Broadway production of T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party, directed by E. Martin Browne and starring Alec Guinness, Robert Flemying, and Irene Worth:…

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‘Never really catches fire’: YOU STUPID DARKNESS! – Southwark Playhouse by Aleks Sierz

A new play about optimism, You Stupid Darkness! is compassionate in conception, but repetitive and frustrating in performance.

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Almanac: George Orwell on suffering by Terry Teachout

“Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.” George Orwell, “Lear, Tolsto…

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery to end its West End run after 4 years

The hilarious comedy of errors from Mischief Theatre Company will officially close this year, it has been confirmed. Originally booking at London's Criterion Theatre until 1 November 2020, …

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Review Roundup: Sting's THE LAST SHIP at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles - What Did the Critics Think?

The Last Ship plays the Ahmanson January 14 -February 16, 2020.

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Comedian Paul Merton to make West End debut in Hairspray by Ruth Comerford

Comedian Paul Merton is to make his West End debut in the musical Hairspray. Merton, who will perform the part of Wilbur

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Meet the designer striving to build hazard-free kitchens

Johnny Grey’s innovative design helps older people remain safe and independent for longer

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery to close on 3 May 2020 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo After four years at the Criterion Theatre in London, Mischief Theatre's The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is to close on 3 May 2020. This post The Comedy About A Bank Robbery t…

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Whistler’s ‘Peacock Room’ reinterpreted at the V&A

The installation by Darren Waterston is, like the original, an ‘overbearing exercise in decadence’

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Inside Nithurst Farm — an architect’s sci-fi dream

Adam Richards’ rural home has won Wallpaper’s Best New Private House award

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(BAR CHART RACE) Top Grossing & Attended Broadway Musicals 1997-2019 by Ticketsource

TicketSource have crunched the gross earnings and attendances of Broadway musicals to find out which have been the most popular. Find out which musicals have had the staying power over the y…

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Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Theatre Royal Plymouth by Alexander Pearn

Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Theatre Royal Plymouth3.0starsReader Rating 0 VotesJust over 25 years have passed since the first showing of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and albeit …

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

‘The Color Purple,’ revival coming to Foxwoods by John Adamian

The latest national tour of the Broadway revival of "The Color Purple" is at Foxwoods on Feb. 2 to 9.

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Mean Girls musical to transfer to West End in 2021 and be adapted into a film

You go, Glen Coco! In what is surely the 'groolest' London theatre news of the year thus far, Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels have announced their intentions for Broadway's Mean Girls musical …

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What one photographer learnt from Italy’s traumatised young migrants

As Daniel Castro Garcia’s portraits show, the perilous Mediterranean crossing is one stage of a long journey

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Photo Flashback: Dom DeLuise at a Book Signing in 1991

We're back with another deep dive into our archives! This time, our photo flashback features Dom DeLuise.

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Wake Up With BWW 1/24: MEAN GIRLS Musical Movie Adaptation Announced, and More!

Today's top stories: Mean Girls the Musical is being adapted into a movie, read the reviews for Grand Horizons, and more!

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VIDEO: Go Inside The Rehearsal Room For London's BE MORE CHILL

Rehearsals are underway for the UK premiere of viral hit musical Be More Chill. BroadwayWorld UK reporter Jamie Body attended a very special press rehearsal, where he got to chat with some o…

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‘Far lighter than the themes of the play might suggest’: UNCLE VANYA – West End by Maryam Philpott

This Uncle Vanya is more roundedly entertaining than other recent productions and while that detracts a little from the emotional undercurrents of the original, the fluidity and richness of …

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Review: You Stupid Darkness!, Southwark Playhouse by Alexandra Wilbraham

Review: You Stupid Darkness!, Southwark Playhouse4.0stars“Brightline. You’re through to someone you can talk to,” are the words that greet you when you call into the helpline akin to t…

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The Water Tribe by Lara Altunian

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

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Rosie Jones review – mischief, filth and poleaxing punchlines by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonThe standup’s new show, Backward, dissects the pitfalls of fame but her joyfully undercutting humour hasn’t suffered Rosie Jones appeared eight times, she specifies,…

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On the Couch with Nat Jobe by Arts Review

Who is Nat Jobe? Nat Jobe is a father, a son, a partner, a friend… and a Donkey. Hee haw! I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with my partner, Richard, my daughter, Taj, and her mother, …

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Uncle Vanya review at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London – ‘polished and lucid adaptation’ by Natasha Tripney

Uncle Vanya feels like such a natural fit for Toby Jones that it’s a wonder he hasn’t played the role before now.

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Jack Evans: For too long tap dance has been seen as a gimmick – let’s trust the art form to tell stories by Jack Evans

Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell performed some of the most popular tap dance routines on film. They were icons with

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Until the Flood Begins January 24 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles by Dan Meyer

Dael Orlandersmith’s solo play explores the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Dame Edna to host Opera For The People by Arts Review

Enjoy exhilarating top notes and stunning harmonies as some of our most exciting singers perform the opera hits you love best as Opera Australia and Anthony Pratt presents Opera for the Peop…

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How Ice-T was a mensch by Artsjournal1

“One of my happiest moments, in my years as a journalist, was when I got Ice-T to stop saying something homophobic and cruel in his live shows.” – Greg Sandow

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REVIEW: The Sunset Limited, Boulevard Theatre, London ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset Limited which is now playing at the Boulevard Theatre, London until 29 February 2020. This post REVIEW: The Sunset Limited, …

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

REVIEW: Faces In The Crowd, Gate Theatre, London ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Faces In The CrowdFaces in the Crowd, an adaptation by Ellen McDougall of Valeria Luiselli's novel now playing at the Gate Theatre, London. This post REVIE…

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Married to the Mob: ‘Romeo and Bernadette’ by Matthew Wexler

A musical retelling of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with Italian mobsters circa 1960 is a tragedy for all the wrong reasons. The post Married to the Mob: ‘Romeo and Bernadette’ appea…

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Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F****d by Arts Review

Following sell-out seasons in London and Edinburgh, Gavin Roach presents the Western Australian premiere of Rob Hayes’ critically acclaimed dark comedy about love, acceptance and boundarie…

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Friday, January 24, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

The Woman in Black by Darryl Reilly

Fog wafting, an empty rocking chair moving by itself, blackouts, ghostly apparitions and crashing music are all part of the spooky fun in "The Woman In Black." Scary moments, intriguing hoku…

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Does the World Need a Karate Kid Musical?

We wax on, as Broadway waxes off.

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Flashback Friday: Daveed Diggs Raps About the Importance of Voting

Celebrate Diggs's birthday with this great video.

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“Shear Madness:” Utterly Bostonian and World-Famous by Irina Yakubovskaya

This native Bostonian theatre production is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running play in the history of the USA.  Shear Madness has everything: intrigue, humo…

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Leopard Print Loincloth by Arts Review

Turning their thirst for provocation and liberation on the modern Australian man, Kissing Booth and Theatre Works presents the world premiere of Leopard Print Loincloth as part of the 2020 M…

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Call Redialed: NEW Ty Autry Interview: "A Southern Fairytale" at FRIGID Festival NYC by Adam Rothenberg

It’s been almost two years since Ty Autry’s A Southern Fairytale made is New York City premiere. Now, the show is returning for a run in the FRIGID Festival before heading out on an inte…

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From Album to Stage and Back Again: Ain’t Too Proud’s Journey to the Grammy Awards by Logan Culwell-Block

We talked with orchestrator Harold Wheeler and music supervisor and arranger Kenny Seymour about recreating the iconic hits of The Temptations.

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Gloria: A Life Begins at American Repertory Theater January 24 by Ryan McPhee

The Cambridge, Massachusetts, engagement follows the Emily Mann play's Off-Broadway premiere and a run at the McCarter Theatre.

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A Downtown Puppet Master Returns With Her Latest Epic - Theodora Skipitares' new spectacle celebrates a pair of pioneering African Americans

Theodora Skipitares' new spectacle celebrates a pair of pioneering African Americans---In an exchange of letters with Thomas Jefferson in 1791, Benjamin Banneker—a free black man, inde…

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