Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Save the Date: Stars in the Alley by Matthew Wexler

Are you ready to celebrate the best of Broadway? The Broadway League and United Airlines are hosting this year’s Stars in the Alley in legendary Shubert Alley. The two hour concert with li…

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Seinfeld's Jason Alexander Will Take Over for Larry David in Fish in the Dark on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Larry David will play his final performance in his self-penned Broadway comedy Fish in the Dark, but the part of Normal Drexel is staying in the Seinfeld family! Tony winner Jason Alexander&…

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Italian Chicks Lesli Margherita & Kirsten Wyatt Are Making Gnocchi on Broadway Nosh by

Matilda star Lesli Margherita hits the kitchen to learn how to make gnocchi with Broadway Nosh host Kirsten Wyatt.

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It Shoulda Been You's David Burtka on Cracking Up with Sierra, Marrying His Stalker & Doing His Best Work Naked by

It Shoulda Been You star David Burtka sits down with Paul Wontorek to talk about his long Broadway break, life with Neil Patrick Harris & more.

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SEINFELD Star Jason Alexander to Return to Broadway in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK; Show Extends Through July! by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander returns to Broadway on Tuesday, June 9 when he assumes the role of Norman Drexel in Larry David's hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, directed by Anna D. Sh…

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STAGE TUBE: Fran Drescher and More Celebrate CINDERELLA's Opening at the Ahmanson by Stage Tube

Two-time Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominee Fran Drescher joined the cast of 'Rodgers amp Hammerstein's Cinderella' for the Los Angeles engagement of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway m…

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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Hunter Foster and Bucks County Playhouse's NATIONAL PASTIME by Stage Tube

Bucks County Playhouse BCP As the bats crack for the start of the baseball season next month, BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE begins its season with NATIONAL PASTIME, a new musical comedy about baseb…

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Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Won’t Return as Oscar Producers by Tim Gray

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return as Oscar producers for next year, their reps have confirmed. Meron also tweeted about the news on Thursday, saying he and Zadan “would like t…

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Jason Alexander to replace Larry David in 'Fish in the Dark' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Larry David will hand over his starring role on Broadway to an old "Seinfeld" pal - Jason Alexander....

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ArtsBeat: Jason Alexander Will Succeed Larry David in ‘Fish in the Dark’ by William Grimes

The comedy’s Broadway run has been extended through July 19.

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Theater Listings for March 27-April 2

A critical guide to productions in New York City, including shows in previews.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Jason Alexander Will Replace Larry David in Broadway’s Fish in the Dark by Robert Viagas

Tony Award-winning comic actor Jason Alexander, best known for playing George Costanza on the sitcom "Seinfeld," will replace Larry David in the Broadway hit Fish in the Dark w…

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Jason Alexander Will Take Over Larry David’s Role in Broadway’s ‘Fish in the Dark’

Larry David’s mega-selling Broadway comedy “Fish in the Dark” is keeping it all in the “Seinfeld” family, with Jason Alexander set to step into the role curre…

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Jason Alexander to Step in for Larry David in 'Fish in the Dark' by David Rooney

The actor will return to Broadway after 25 years to trade places with the man who created his immortal 'Seinfeld' character, George more

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Photos! Stars Salute Key Brand Entertainment CEO John Gore at UJA-Federation Awards Ceremony by

Key Brand Entertainment CEO John Gore received the UJA-Federation of New York’s 2015 Excellence in Theater Award on March 23 at the St. Regis in New York City. Click for photos from th…

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Stomp Cancels Thursday Performance Following East Village Building Explosion by

Following the explosion and fire in the East Village, the off-Broadway production of Stomp has canceled the March 26 performance. The long-running show performs at the Orpheum Theatre, which…

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See Broadway Legend Chita Rivera & the Cast of The Visit Talk Kander & Ebb’s Final Musical by

Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and the cast of The Visit chat about bringing Kander & Ebb’s last tuner to the Great White Way.

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Video: Tony Winner Laura Benanti Adorably Works As A Joe Coffee Barista: Gothamist by Jen Chung

Although she's won a Tony, stolen The Sound of Music Live from Carrie Underwood and is starring in Nashville as Sadie Stone, Laura Benanti has been rolling up her sleeves by tackling some cl…

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Ann Hamilton and SITI Company to Premiere THE THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE in Columbus Next Month by BroadwayWorld

Next month, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present the world premiere of the theater is a blank page, an immersive performance created by renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton and theater…

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Robin De Jesus to Show #THESTRUGGLEISREAL at 54 Below This May by BroadwayWorld

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Robin De Jesus in TheStruggleIsReal on Monday, May 4th at 930pm. Hilarity and silliness ensues as Robin De Jesus tries to figure out why learning, …

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Kirsten Scott, Lindsie VanWinkle, David Elder, Emily Skinner and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2015 Summer Season; Cast, Creatives Set! by BroadwayWorld

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Mateja Govich, Christopher Rice, Kirsten …

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Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13 by BroadwayWorld

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Come de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances condu…

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Lifetime's STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA TV Adaptation with Cynthia Nixon to Premiere in May by TV News Desk

Lifetime is set to premiere the film Stockholm, Pennsylvania StockholmPennsylvania on Saturday, May 2, at 8pm ETPT. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Saoirse Ronan Atonement, G…

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Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Not Returning to Produce Next Year's OSCARS by TV News Desk

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are officially ending their involvement with the Academy Awards.

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Play inspired by rabbi and his fake torahs misses its mark

At one point in “G-d’s Honest Truth” at Theater J, a portly man in a suit but no tie delivers a sermon about Abraham’s near-sacrifice of Isaac. The man is Dov, an American rabbi, and…

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Suzanne Somers brings nightclub act to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Television personality Suzanne Somers is bringing a nightclub act to Las Vegas starting in May....

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STOMP Cancels Tonight's Performance Due to Nearby Building Explosion by BroadwayWorld

According to an announcement on Stomp's website, tonight's March 26 performance has been cancelled due to a building collapse in the East Village near the Orpheum Theatre.

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Reel Brief: Dogs, cons, monsters and a bicycle guru by Linda Barnard - Staff Reporter, Peter Howell - Movie Critic, Bruce Demara - Entertainment, Richard Ouzounian - Theatre Critic

Brief reviews of movies White God, The Resurrection of a Bastard, Marinoni, That Guy Dick Miller and October Gale.

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The Book of Moron by

The Book of Moron Off Broadway, Urban Stages Reviewed by Sarah Weber BOTTOM LINE: Robert Dubac has lost his memory, but he can regain his sense of truth with the help of his wit and the voi…

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Choreographer Ray Arnett, Best Known for Work With Liberace, Dies at 97

Ray Arnett, a choreographer and stage director best known for his decades spent working with Liberace, died on March 12 in Beverly Hills. He was 97. In HBO’s critically acclaimed Liberace …

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

“The Sopranos” Star Tapped for Diversified Staging of The Glass Menagerie Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Masterworks Theater Company has announced a racially diverse cast for its production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, to be directed by Christopher Scott with a mission of mak…

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Lightness prevails in 'The Illusion' by RBP Rorschach by Kerry Reid

Tony Kushner's 1988 re-imagining of Pierre Corneille's 1636 play "L'Illusion Comique" is a tricky beast to pull off. Its earnest meditations on the tensions between romantic imagination and …

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Chicago theater openings for the week of March 27-April 2

SATURDAY | "Title and Deed": Will Eno's solo show about life stars Michael Patrick Thornton as a nameless figure who's recently arrived in a new country. Through May 3 at Lookingglass Theatr…

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A new Sondheim movie tune sends us back into the vault by Michael Phillips

A new Stephen Sondheim song is news. Now on DVD and Blu-ray, the film version of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical "Into the Woods" features among its bonus content a new Sondheim so…

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Theater News: Fun Home Announces Digital Lottery

The new musical begins Broadway performances tomorrow.

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Kristina Wong: pushing the envelope on race, rights and America by Anjali Enjeti

The Chinese American performance artist’s counter-intuitive style has always turned heads. Now she’s using it to change American attitudes to Africa Continue reading...

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Review: Mermaid, West Yorkshire Playhouse by Adam Bruce

The current season at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds is shaping up to be brilliant. There’s all sorts on offer, and if you pop down the stairs to the Playhouse’s Courtyard Theatre…

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Review: The Chair, Unicorn Theatre by Daniel Harrison

I love the Unicorn Theatre. It is a space that has finely mastered a skill. A skill that theatre for young people does not mean theatre dumbed down. It is a venue that assumes a prior knowle…

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Announces Its 2015-2016 Season by Justin McCarthy by Guest Author


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Broadway’s Side Show and Cinderella Stars Help Cancer Patients in “Visible Ink” by Olivia Clement

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's writing program "Visible Ink" provides a creative theatrical outlet for patients to tell their personal accounts of batt…

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Register to Vote and Get a Free Ticket to CLINTON THE MUSICAL, 4/3 by BroadwayWorld

Producers, Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions and Ken Davenport want to help bring Democracy to New World Stages 340 West 50 Street. On Friday, April 3 the first 50 people to register t…

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Teal Wicks & Friends to Reimagine Harold Arlen Tunes at 54 Below, 4/12 by BroadwayWorld

From Harlem's Cotton Club to the Golden Age of Hollywood, Harold Arlen's natural ease for jazz and blues gave him a distinct voice in the Great American Songbook. Inspired by their mutual lo…

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Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning Programs by BroadwayWorld

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commiss…

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Jackie Burns, Ariana DeBose, Christine Dwyer and More Complete Lineup for St. Jude Children's Hospital Benefit, 4/6 by BroadwayWorld

Jackie Burns IfThen, Hair, Wicked, Ariana DeBose Hamilton, Pippin, Motown the Musical, Christine Dwyer Wicked, Meghann Fahy Next to Normal, Lauren Ashley Zakrin Rock of Ages, Corey Mach Gods…

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In Rehearsal With Mandy Patinkin, Taylor Mac & Susan Stroman For THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH by Pat Cerasaro

A look inside rehearsals for the dynamic new performance piece

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Jennifer Sheehan to Bring STARDUST: A NIGHT IN THE COSMOS to 54 Below, Beginning 4/23 by BroadwayWorld

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the multi-award winning performer Jennifer Sheehan in STARDUST A Night in the Cosmos -- a show that goes where no show has gone before, traversing …

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Renee Fleming Visits Kristin Chenoweth Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Pat Cerasaro

Kristin Chenoweth and opera's prima donna herself backstage at ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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STAGE TUBE: HEDWIG's Darren Criss Is 'Hopelessly Devoted to You' by Stage Tube

Broadway's next HEDWIG Darren Criss is anything but shy, and boy, does he commit Below, watch the star lip sync to Laura Osnes' rendition of 'Hopelessly Devoted to You' from the 2007 GREASE …

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Deborah Duncan and Jim Bernhard to Co-Host TUTS' 2015 Tommy Tune Awards; Nominees Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Theatre Under The Stars TUTS is pleased to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 13th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 21 at 730 p.m. at The Hobby Center for…

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Odds & Ends: Viola Davis Set for James Lapine Movie, Benedict Cumberbatch's Role at Richard III's Reburial & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Viola Davis Set for James Lapine Movie Two-time Tony winner Viola Davis has been tapped to star in indie film Custody, pe…

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Hedwig, Meet Sandy! Darren Criss Is Hopelessly Devoted to Lip Syncing to Laura Osnes by

Stars: They're just like us! Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss returns to the Great White Way on April 29 as the new Hedwig and the Angry Inch headliner. But before …

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Theater News: Benjamin Scheuer and More Earn Williamstown Theatre Festival Commissions

Scheuer is currently performing in his hit off-Broadway solo show The Lion.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Chicago’s Griffin Theatre To Stage Adaptation of Hitchcock’s “The Birds” by Olivia Clement

Chicago's Griffin Theatre Company will present Conor McPherson's The Birds, adapted from Daphne du Maurier's short story, which was the basis for the classic Alfred Hitchcock fi…

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Signature’s 2015-16 Season to Include Annie Baker, Quiara Alegria Hudes Premieres by American Theatre Editors

Also on tap are new works by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, a Martha Clarke collaboration with Alfred Uhry, and a return of the popular n'Old Hats.'

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Theater News: Harry Belafonte, Marni Nixon, Kelli O'Hara, and Gregory Harrion Celebrate Polly Bergen

Film critic Rex Reed hosted the ceremony honoring the memory of the Emmy-winning actress.

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Theater News: Justin Sayre to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub

The latest installment of The Meeting* is set for April 19.

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Stomp Cancels Performance After Nearby Fire by Robert Viagas

An explosion and fire that heavily damaged a building at 125 Second Ave. between 7th Street and St. Marks Place in New York's Greenwich Village has prompted the cancellation of tonight&#…

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‘The Visit’ Starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees Begins Tonight by Broadway's Best Shows

The Visit begins performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) tonight, Thursday, March 26 with an Opening Night set for Thursday, April 23. Starring Tony Award® Winners Chita R…

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BWW TV Exclusive: CHICAGO's Carly Hughes Talks Her Big Broadway Year with Carole, Fosse & More! by BroadwayWorld TV

Broadway's latest merry murderess, Carly Hughes, has had a huge year, jumping seamlessly from Beautiful, to Pippin and Chicago in a matter of months. Below, Broadway's new It Girl chats with…

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FUN HOME Sets Mobile Lottery Policy for Broadway Run; Previews Begin Tomorrow! by BroadwayWorld

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical that begins previews Friday night, March 27, announced today an exclusive mobile lottery partnership with TodayTix. With musi…

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1776 Restored Director's Cut Set To Make Blu-ray Debut 6/2 by Pat Cerasaro

1776 arrives on Blu-ray at long last

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Problems and Pop Music! Robin De Jesus Will Tell You Why #TheStruggleIsReal at 54 Below by Michael Gioia

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus will explore why learning, growing up, turning 30 and "becoming a better person sucks" in #TheStruggleIsReal, his new solo show that …

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Alexandra Collier Goes ‘Underland’ Between the U.S. and Oz by American Theatre Editors

An Australian expat finds a way to write about her sense of dislocation via a tunnel to Asia and a killer crocodile.

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Broadway Vet Keith David Will Lead Cast in Lemon Andersen’s Toast by Olivia Clement

New York's Public Theater has announced complete casting for its Lab production of Toast, the new play by acclaimed spoken word artist and Tony winner Lemon Andersen (Def Poetry Jam). L…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Theater News: Public Theater Announces Casting for ToasT

The new play is set amid the 1971 Attica Prison riot.

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Review: Rules For Living, National Theatre by Alice Weleminsky-Smith

Sam Holcroft’s new play posits that everyone has coping strategies or ‘rules’ by which they live their life. In Rules for Living, we watch a family try to get through what becomes a mo…

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Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Marlowe Theatre by Ryan Goodge

With the John Boyne fable being an apical novel of bestseller summits across the globe, and the subsequent film adaptation achieving great salutations at the box office, director Joe Murphy…

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Tony Nominees Keith David & John Earl Jelks Set for Public Theater's Toast by Ryan McPhee

Tony nominees Keith David and John Earl Jelks will appear in the Public Theater lab production of Lemon Andersen’s Toast. They take on the roles of Dolomite and Stackolee, respectively…

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Today’s Savannah Guthrie Takes a Beautiful Trip to Broadway by Lindsay Champion

Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie stepped out of the spotlight on March 25 and took a seat in the audience at Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She had a very special date&…

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Play inspired by rabbi and his fake torahs misses its mark by Celia Wren

At one point in “G-d’s Honest Truth” at Theater J, a portly man in a suit but no tie delivers a sermon about Abraham’s near-sacrifice of Isaac. The man is Dov, an American rabbi, and…

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Fun Home Announces Mobile Lottery System by Adam Hetrick, Andrew Gans

Fun Home, the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that arrives at Broadway's Circle in the Square March 27, has announced an exclusive mobile lottery partnership with TodayTix.

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Pour the Whiskey! Murder Ballad’s New Jersey Premiere Will Rock a Hoboken Bar by Michael Gioia

Murder Ballad, a dark and intimate tale that explores the complications of love and the compromises we make, will be given its New Jersey premiere at an Irish Pub in Hoboken.

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A garden grows in the Minnesota Museum of American Art

Two artists grow a conceptual garden in St. Paul’s Minnesota Museum of American Art.

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Steven Dietz's 'Shooting Star' bows at Park Square Theatre

Steven Dietz’s “Shooting Star” plumbs the emotions of the road not taken.

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VIDEO: IDOL's Justin Guarini Stars in All-New Diet Dr. Pepper TV Spot by TV News Desk

AMERICAN IDOL alum and Broadway star Justin Guarini stars in an all-new TV spot for Diet Dr. Pepper. Check it out below

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Photo Flash: Nikki M. James, Hal Linden & More Attend Tony Awards' 'Broadway in Hollywood' Celebration by BroadwayWorld

Yesterday, The Tony Awards hosted 'Broadway in Hollywood,' a cocktail party to toast the Broadway community in Los Angeles. The night paid tribute to the honorees of past Tony Awards and fri…

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A Torah of Mystery: How the True Story of a Crooked Rabbi Made It to the Stage by Sophia Bushong

How a playwright adapted the story of a crooked Maryland rabbi for the stage

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Call Answered: Facetime interviews with the Cast and Creatives of Broadway's Living on Love by Call Me Adam

Call Answered: "Call Me Adam" went live on location to the Empire Hotel in NYC to interview the cast and creatives behind the new Broadway comedy "Living on Love," including world renowned o…

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Adam's Call: George Street Playhouse's "Buyer & Cellar" starring Emmy & Tony nominee John Tartaglia: Definitely Worth The Trip! by Call Me Adam

Adam's Call: The trip out to George Street Playhouse to see Emmy and Tony Award nominated actor John Tartaglia in "Buyer & Cellar" was definitely worth the trip!

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For the Record, Paul Rudd Is a "Lovely" Kisser

In the midst of working on the Netflix reboot of Wet Hot American Summer, actress Elizabeth Banks sat down with Refinery 29 to discuss her upcoming projects. She commented on her role in Mag…

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The Rockettes are "Singing in the Rain"

USA TODAY's exclusive with the Rockettes. Radio City Music Hall is soacking the stage with 500 gallons of simulated rain per performance of their New York Spring Spectacular! Reporter Elyssa…

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Q&A: ‘Scandal’ Actress Katie Lowes Takes the Stage in ‘A Dog’s House’ by Seth Kelley

Actress Katie Lowes is best known for playing Quinn Perkins on ABC’s hit “Scandal.” But when she’s not playing a gladiator opposite Kerry Washington, Lowes is the co-…

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James Lecesne’s Downtown Show The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey to Close by Olivia Clement

Based on his best-selling novel "Absolute Brightness," award-winning storyteller James Lecesne's solo play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey w…

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Theatre News: Finborough play marks centenary of Armenian Genocide

I Wish To Die Singing is written by Neil McPherson

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GRINDR The Opera Staged Reading To Be Hosted by Village People’s Randy Jones. by Olivia Clement

Following a sold-out sneak peek on the West End, the world premiere of Erik Johannes von Ramsom's GRINDR The Opera will receive a staged reading on April 7 and 9 in New York; featuri…

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Photo: First Look at Cast of Nickelodeon's Musical Comedy SCHOOL OF ROCK by TV News Desk

MTV has shared a FIRST LOOK at the full cast of Nickelodeon's upcoming musical comedy series SCHOOL OF ROCK. The series will be based on the 2003 film which starred Jack Black as Dewey. Get …

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‘Doctor Zhivago’ Begins Performances on Broadway Tomorrow, 3/27; Announces Rush Policy by Broadway's Best Shows

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, the highly anticipated new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago begins performance tomorrow, Friday, March 27, and has announced a “$35 U…

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Theater News: Old Hats Returns to Signature Theatre for 2015-16 Season

Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Baker and Quiara Alegría Hudes will also contribute world-premiere plays.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

THE REPUBLIC Invites Central Florida to an Exclusive Preview Party 3/28 by BroadwayWorld

This Saturday, THE REPUBLIC, Central Florida's new immersive theatre game, is introducing fans to their world by hosting a Kickstarter Fundraising Party on the final weekend of their campaig…

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STAGE TUBE: Dan DeLuca & NEWSIES Tour Cast Perform 'Shut Up and Dance' on Disney Playlist! by Stage Tube

NEWSIES, the Tony Award-winning 'critics' pick' Broadway musical smash, is touring the country, currently playing at LA's Pantages Theatre. The production features Dan DeLuca as 'Jack Kelly…

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About Those 99 Seat Referendum Ballots that we Were Supposed to Receive Yesterday… by Colin Mitchell

This is more informative than provocative…I think. The voting was supposed to have begun yesterday, March 25, and many of us who signed up for paperless balloting were waiting to recei…

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World Premieres by Annie Baker and Quiara Alegra Hudes Slated for Signature’s 25th Anniversary Seaso by Olivia Clement

Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre has announced its 2015-16 season at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Included in the line-up for the 25th anniversary season is a world …

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New Plays by Annie Baker, Quiara Alegría Hudes & More Set for Signature Theater's 25th Anniversary Season by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Pulitzer-Prize winning playwrights Annie Baker and Quiara Alegría Hudes will premiere new works as part of Signature Theater’s 2015-16 25th anniversary season, the last with Jam…

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Woolly Mammoth 2015-16 Season Will Premiere Sheila Callaghan’s Tumblr-Inspired Play by American Theatre Editors

New plays by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jennifer Haley and Rajiv Joseph, plus a return of the Neo-Futurists, are also on tap for the D.C. theatre.

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Sixth Season of “Downton Abbey” Will Be Its Final: Hit Show Announces Conclusion by Carey Purcell

"Downton Abbey," the hit PBS television show chronicling the life of a wealthy family, will end after its sixth season.

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Tribeca Film Festival Hosting Free Screenings of 'Back to the Future,' 'Clue,' 'Lady and the Tramp' by Hilary Lewis

The films are part of the festival's annual complimentary community events, including the Tribeca Drive-In (April 16-18), Family Festival Street Fair (April 25), Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day (Apr…

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The Screening Room: Happy Birthday, Jonathan Groff (Video) by Playbill Staff

Jonathan Groff, known for his performances in Spring Awakening and HBO's "Looking," celebrates his birthday March 26. In celebration of the Tony Award nominee, has…

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Meet the Cast of ‘Flyin’ West’ at Bowie Community Theatre: Part 6: Ben Harris by Joel Markowitz

In Part 6 of a series of interviews with the cast and director of Flyin’ West at Bowie Community Theatre, meet Ben Harris.  Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may …

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Sam Mendes’ production company on verge of sale by Michael Quinn

Neal Street Productions, creators of television’s Call the Midwife and producers of West End hits Enron, Shrek the Musical and Charlie and the

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PLAYBILLder Spotlight: NYC’s Beacon School Presents Caroline, or Change

New York City's Beacon School "offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program with technology and arts infused throughout the curriculum" and is a hotbed of young thea…

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Tom Stoppard & Charlie Hebdo Staff Lauded By PEN As Free-Speech Exemplars: Media by Jeremy Gerard

Tom Stoppard, a fevered friend of free expression and foe of bad writing, will receive the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award for his “extraordinary career as a dramatist and …

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Dancers From Newsies and More Prove Midwestern Boys Are Pretty Irresistible (Video) by Michael Gioia

Musical theatre dancers, including Iain Young of Broadway's Newsies, prove that Midwestern boys are simply irresistible in songwriter Joey Contreras' new music video about guys from …

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After Katrina: Saenger Theater, The Most Beautiful in New Orleans by New York Theater

Restored after Katrina, Saenger Theater — built in 1927, shut down by flooding in 2005, re-opened in 2013 after a $52 million restoration — is beautiful…on the inside. Clic…

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New Les Miserables Standout Brennyn Lark on Her Brooklyn Obsession & Singing ‘On My Own’ in Her Socks by Lindsay Champion

Age: 22 Hometown: Norwalk, CT Current Role: A powerhouse Broadway debut as Eponine, a street urchin with a hopeless crush on her best pal Marius (played by Chris McCarrell) in Les Mise…

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Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Premieres by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, Return of OLD HATS & More by BroadwayWorld

Signature Theatre has announced eight productions for the 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season at the company's Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street between …

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STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti Tries Out Life as a Barista on New Episode of WORKIN' IT by Stage Tube

New Yorkers depend on coffee, but when Laura Benanti takes over her local coffee shop, can they depend on her She learns from Patrick, her real-life local barista, how to froth, foam and hav…

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Arthur Smith: I find myself returning to ‘A man walked into a bar’ by Arthur Smith

When I was a young man, the template for the British stand-up comic was the sort of act you saw on telly

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Theater News: The Realization of Emily Linder to Make World Premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company

Richard Strand will return to the Jersey theater to debut his new comedic drama.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Lecture in NYC, 4/7 by BroadwayWorld

ABE JACOB, one of Broadway's most prominent and influential designers, will take audience members behind the scenes as he discusses his illustrious career and reflects on the many Broadway, …

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BREAKING: DOWNTON ABBEY to End Following Sixth Season! by TV News Desk

Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE on PBS today announced that Season 6 will be the final season of the hit drama series Downton Abbey.

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VIDEO: First Look - NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR's 'Singing in the Rain' Number by TV News Desk

USA Today went backstage at New York's Radio City Music Hall where NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR is now playing to chat with some of the Rockettes and co-stars about performing the 'Singing in…

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N'Kenge, Ted Keegan & Vince Oddo to Preview New Musical AKHENATEN at The Triad, 5/1 by BroadwayWorld

Some of Broadway's brightest talents will perform highlights from the epic Broadway-Bound musical Akhenaten the Musical on May 1 at 900pm at The Triad. Broadway favorites N'Kenge Motown the …

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Lauren Kennedy, Charlie Pollock & Mike Schwitter to Lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL by BroadwayWorld

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing professional Broadway musical revivals, announces the full cast for its upcoming, Next to Norm…

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First Photo of Lea Michele & Jamie Lee Curtis on Set of SCREAM QUEENS by TV News Desk

Ryan Murphy turned to Twitter to share the very first photo of Lea Michele and Jamie Lee Curtis on the set of his highly anticipated anthology series SCREAM QUEENS.

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DOWNTON ABBEY's Gareth Neame Hints at Spin-Off Series: 'I Wouldn't Rule It Out' by TV News Desk

Following today's official news that DOWNTON ABBEY will end following the upcoming sixth season, the show's executive producer Gareth Neame held a conference call with the media to address r…

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UK Theatre draws up arts wish list for next government by David Hutchison

UK Theatre has drawn up an arts policy wish list for the incoming government. In a new advocacy document – Theatre Matters 

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Leading industry dance bodies to merge by Matthew Hemley

A single “go-to industry body” for the dance sector is to be created by the merger of four leading dance support organisations.

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10 things we want Ron Orozco to do on his Day by Donald Munro

In case you missed his farewell column in last Saturday’s paper, our beloved colleague Ron Orozco is abandoning us retiring after 41 years of service to The Fresno Bee. In recognition …

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Fans Want Adam Pascal to Be Broadway’s Next Valjean; Rent Star Weighs In by Andrew Gans

When it was announced that Ramin Karimloo, who received a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in the re-imagined Broadway revival of Les Misérables, would …

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Theater News: Fran Drescher to Kick Off Gay Pride Week 2015 With a Floating Cocktail Party

The Emmy nominee and Broadway veteran joins together with her LGBT and cancer advocacy.

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Penn & Teller Will Return To Broadway by Chris Luner

The magic of Broadway takes on a whole new meaning this summer as two of the world’s best known illusionists return to the Great White Way! While a magic show may not be your typical p…

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Feature: Never too young for Scottish Opera by Katie Shannon

Image credit: Mark Hamilton This month Scottish Opera presents KidO, an interactive musical experience for young children. Acclaimed children’s theatre director, Lu Kemp and director of Ed…

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The Art and Science of Big Green Theatre’s Eco-Plays by American Theatre Editors

At the Bushwick Starr, Superhero Clubhouse crafts eco-theatre edutainment with Brooklyn students, fighting climate change one play at a time.

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Chilina Kennedy dazzles as Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway by Richard Ouzounian

The Stratford actress took over the Tony Award-winning role this month and captures the musical icon to perfection, Richard Ouzounian writes.

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Spotlight On...Penny Jackson by Michael Block

Name: Penny JacksonHometown: New York CityEducation: Barnard College, BA English. Columbia University, MA English.Favorite Credits: I Know What Boys Want (Lions Theater, Theater Row, Ego Act…

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ArtsBeat: New Plays By Baker, Hudes Will Be Part of Signature Season by Michael Paulson

The theater’s 2015-16 roster also includes a new play by Naomi Wallace and the return of the clown show “Old Hats.”

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Five Stage Actors Recall Memorable Preview Performances by Scott Heller

Veanne Cox, Ruthie Ann Miles, Jason Danieley, Judy Gold and Ciara Renee talk about early performances of shows they’ve acted in.

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Stage Shows Are Most Alive at the First Preview by Laura Collins-Hughes

Theater is always full of chance-taking and excitement, never more so than the first time a show has a preview.

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Afternoon Delight: Why One Troupe Is Trying Out Friday Matinees by American Theatre Editors

Move over, Wednesdays—New Georges is making a case for TGIF. And why not?

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Reece Shearsmith: 'I'm very unsure of myself as a person' by Brian Logan

Starring in a new film and two sitcoms, the fourth member of The League of Gentlemen is about to become a lot more visible. Not that he wants to Continue reading...

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Martin Scorsese may direct film of Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth by Andrew Pulver

Branagh reveals in radio interview that Scorsese will be invited to ‘do what he will’ with Shakespeare villainy based on acclaimed Manchester production Continue reading...

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VIDEO: John Stamos Auditions for One Direction in Hilarious Video by TV News Desk

Following yesterday's official announcement that One Direction's Zayn Malik would be leaving the popular boy band, John Stamos and Josh Peck took to Twitter to with news of Malik's replaceme…

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Tony Danza Heads to the Chatterbox Today by Andrew Gans

Tony Danza, star of the new Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas, which plays the Nederlander Theatre, will be the special guest at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox — hosted …

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Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Liverpool Everyman)

Nick Bagnall's production makes for an "enchanted evening"

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Photos: Gok Wan joins cast at Bad Jews opening night

The production has transferred to the Arts Theatre

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Steven Pasquale Looks for the Grit in Billy Bigelow by American Theatre Editors

The tenor, who will play the role in Lyric Opera of Chicago's 'Carousel,' also talks about vocal health, career advice and why it's best not to ask him to dance.

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Disabled Theatre is nontheatre but gives its performers a voice: review by Michael Crabb

Intellectually disabled actors from Zurich’s Theater HORA are stars of production, at Harbourfront until March 29.

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City Lit seeking submissions for Art of Adaptation Festival by Bt

City Lit Theater Company seeks submissions to The Art of Adaptation, its annual festival of stage adaptations of non-dramatic literature.The festival will take place May 29th, 30th and 31st …

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Jackalope Theatre Seeking Proposals for Pioneer Series by Bt

Jackalope is thrilled to announce The Pioneer Series, Jackalope’s continuous initiative to cultivate bold new theatre in Chicago. JTC will curate a season of work produced by guest theater…

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Season of Concern Revises Guidelines for Those Seeking Assistance by Bt

Season of Concern, the Chicagoland theatre community's fundraising effort providing compassionate care to those who are experiencing the effects of incapacitating illness, injury or circumst…

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We're Going to Broadway Panel Discussion on Legal Issues in Theatrical Productions by Bt

The Lawyers for the Creative Arts Associate Board Presents “We’re Going to Broadway!”A panel discussion on legal issues in theatrical productionsFeaturing our blue ribbon panel of spea…

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Bobby Steggert to Lead SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE Musical Adaptation Reading by Dailyme

A special invitational presentation of Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, a new musical, is set for Tuesday, April 7th at 3 PM in the Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (50th Stree…

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Theater News: Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Deliver Lecture on His Career

The evening will be hosted by the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at noon (Broadway Time)

The Week Ahead: New Orleans Takes a Trip to Broadway in ‘Airline Highway’ by Jason Zinoman

Lisa D’Amour’s huge, atmospheric party of a play features bartenders, hustlers, strippers and other denizens of the city.

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Doctor Zhivago’s Kelli Barrett Speaks About Originating New Roles

The epic musical Doctor Zhivago is based on the Boris Pasternak Nobel Prize-winning novel which takes its characters on a search for love during the final days of Czarist Russia, the Fir…

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VIDEO: Kelsey Grammer, Matthew Morrison Talk FINDING NEVERLAND on GMA by TV News Desk

Kelsey Grammer and Matthew Morrison, the stars of the hot, new Broadway musical FINDING NEVERLAND stopped by this morning's Good Morning America to talk about the demanding roles they play i…

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BREAKING: DOWTON ABBEY to End Following Sixth Season! by TV News Desk

Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE on PBS today announced that Season 6 will be the final season of the hit drama series Downton Abbey.

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Fran Drescher & Cancer Schmancer Movement to Kick Off Pride Week with Floating Cocktail Party Cruise by BroadwayWorld

Ahoy Mates Get ready to set sail with Fran Drescher and friends for a fun-filled Floating Cocktail Party Cruise aboard the S.S. Hornblower Hybrid setting sail on Sunday, June 21st at 5 pm un…

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Katie Dean on Rebecca Serrell Cyr’s "Assemblage" at JACK.

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VIDEO: First Look - Sutton Foster Featured in Music Video for Hilary Duff's New Single 'Sparks' by TV News Desk

Hilary Duff's New Single 'SPARKS' will drop April 7th. Shazam has shared a sneak peek of the song, which features scenes from Duff's new TV Land comedy YOUNGER, co-starring Sutton Foster.

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Photo Exclusive: Life With Noah- A Day With Dylan Fineman, The 12-Year-Old Star of Beacon School’s C by Matthew Blank

The Beacon School on the Upper West Side is presenting the NYC high school premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner's Tony-nominated masterpiece Caroline, or Change. Guest artis…

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Long Wharf's 'brownsville song' Takes On Gun Violence, A Life Cut Short by Frank Rizzo

The idea of the new play "brownsville song (b-side for tray)" began during the summer of 2012 when playwright Kimber Lee came across a one-page blog about a youth in the east side of Brookly…

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Jayne Atkinson, Jonathan Hadary, and Samantha Hill Will Go From The Earth to the Moon by Olivia Clement

Broadway stars will topline Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon, a multimedia concert spectacle adapted from the Verne novel by the Ensemble for the Romantic Century at The Brooklyn Acad…

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Stop, Drop & Give It Up for It Shoulda Been You’s Lisa Howard, a YouTube Resume

Let It Shoulda Been You star Lisa Howard take you to church with 10 videos of her belting, acting and kicking some serious butt.

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Awakening to truths about ourselves and the world (in the Beauty Class) by Diane Ragsdale

This is the sixth post in a series of posts focused on the course on beauty that I am coordinating/teaching for business students at UW-Madison. In the fourth week of the Beauty Class I wan…

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Vanessa Hudgens as a ‘Gigi’ Tailored for the Instagram Age by Alexandra Jacobs

Ms. Hudgens discusses her resolve to succeed on Broadway as producers prepare a new production of “Gigi” for a millennial audience.

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Playbill Playlist: Rock On to Classic Rock Favorites From the Cast of Broadway’s Hair! by Michael Gioia

Veterans of the 2009 Tony Award-winning revival of Hair reunite with their friends and fellow rockers for Broadway Meets Classic Rock April 6 at 54 Below. In anticipation of the evening,…

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Director Garces on taking chances, risking all with Lights Rise on Grace by Jennifer Clements

Michael John Garcés is no stranger to Washington, DC. Washington audiences will remember the 2013 production of The Convert, and before that, Oedipus El Rey. He directed both for Woolly Mam…

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Roche Schulfer, the Goodman Theatre’s Shrewd Steward by American Theatre Editors

Since joining the theatre's staff four decades ago, he's helped guide the Chicago theatre to national flagship status. It wasn't an easy or inevitable climb.

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Hidden theatre at Alexandra Palace to be restored by David Hutchison

A hidden Victorian theatre at Alexandra Palace will be repaired and restored after the venue was awarded an £18.8 million grant from

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International news round up: March 26 by Nick Awde

Directors’ sessions ITALY/SPOLETO The 16th La Mama Umbria International Symposium for Directors has announced its programme for 2015. Running from June 27-July

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Aggressive diversity at Woolly, all women at Rep, and the brand-new Fringe by Nelson Pressley

The 2015-16 theater news is pouring in: Woolly Mammoth has settled on its slate of six characteristically edgy plays anchored by a Sheila Callaghan world premiere, Columbia’s Rep Stage has…

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Are You the Next Sondheim? Sound Bites Musical Theatre Festival Now Accepting Submissions by Olivia Clement

Theatre Now New York has announced that it is now accepting submissions for the 2015-16 Sound Bites 10-minute musical theatre festival. The festival offers composers, lyricists and l…

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What Role Does Christopher Plummer Regret Turning Down? (Video) by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Christopher Plummer was recently a guest on "Conan."

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Bayadère – The Ninth Life review: Jeyasingh reinvents an Indian fantasy by Judith Mackrell

Linbury studio, LondonChoreographer Shobana Jeyasingh embraces the preposterous melodrama and seductive beauties of Petipa’s oriental ballet and adds inspired postmodern twists Continue re…

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TV has lost its nerve with political drama by Mark Lawson

In the run-up to 7 May, British TV will become a no-go area for plays relevant to the election. Thankfully, theatre has the courage to provide our fix Continue reading...

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Jonathan Groff Is No Longer “Looking”; Series to Conclude With HBO Special by Michael Gioia

"Looking," the HBO series about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco that stars Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff, will not be renewed for a third season. Instead, a HBO …

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'The Tallest Tree in the Forest' about Paul Robeson at BAM

'The Tallest Tree in the Forest' about Paul Robeson at BAM Joe Dziemianowicz "The Tallest Tree in the Forest," written by and starring Daniel Beaty, summons the highs and lows of Paul Robeso…

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Film News: Lea Michele Teaming Up With William H. Macy for Road Trip Sex Comedy Film

The Layover will be written by a pair of scribes from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Film News: Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal Tapped for Nocturnal Animals

The two stage vets are in negotiations to star in Tom Ford's upcoming film.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: Dancers Over 40's Tribute to Ruth Page by

Ruth's work on Broadway includes her professional stage debut in Jerome Kern and Victor Herbert's Miss 1917, a leading role in Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue 1923-24 edition, and choreograp…

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Features: A few of my favourite things: The Railway Children's Sean Hughes

The Tate Modern, Tom Hardy and gorillas all feature in the actor and comedian's favourite things

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Nuffield to run Southampton’s new performing arts centre by David Hutchison

Southampton’s Nuffield has been named the operating company of a performing arts venue that will be part of the city’s £22 million

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VIDEO: Rita Wilson Plays 'Dish In The Dark' on Last Night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS by TV News Desk

Rita Wilson stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and stood up for newsman Brian Williams whose ethics are currently being questioned.

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Amanda Seyfried Talks Fear of Singing Live, Off-Broadway Stage Debut & WICKED Movie Dreams by Movies News Desk

The actress admits that the idea of taking on the role of Glinda in a film adaptation of Broadway's long-running hit WICKED is something she's had her eye on for quite some time.

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Guy Laliberte Looking to Sell His CIRQUE DU SOLEIL? by Danielle Ashley Dias

Announced on March 25, Quebec entrepreneur Guy Laliberte has put his beloved no-animal circus, Cirque Du Soleil, up for sale.

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MTI Acquires Rights to Pasek & Paul's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by BroadwayWorld

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, featuring a score by Tony-nominated songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald, has been acquired for licensing in th…

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VIDEO: The Spice Girls to Reunite for 20th Anniversary? by TV News Desk

PEOPLE reports that in a new interview with the Daily Star, Emma Bunton revealed the iconic all-female group The Spice Girls may be reuniting for their 20th anniversary next year

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Michael Keaton, Taraji P. Henson to Host SNL This April; Carley Rae Jepson to Make Musical Debut by TV News Desk

Michael Keaton will host SNL for the third time on April 4. Keaton was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Best Picture winner 'Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignor…

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BWW Exclusive: Richard Jay-Alexander Remembers Polly Bergen with Memories & Never Before Seen Personal Photos by Richard Jay-Alexander

Today at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre - family, friends, industry professionals and fans will gather to pay tribute and honor the memory of the late, great Polly Bergen.Because I co…

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STAGE TUBE: Joey Contreras Releases New Music Video for "Ohio" by Stage Tube

Award winning songwriter Joey Contreras releases new music video for Ohio, his ode to midwestern boys. The single is taken from the iTunes Pop charting album, Young Kind of Love - which feat…

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Blast From the Past: It Shoulda Been You's David Burtka & Younger Star Sutton Foster Were a Fly '90s Couple by Ryan McPhee

Before her two Tony Awards, Younger darling Sutton Foster had a harrowing challenge almost all high school girls face: Which beau should she ask to the Sadie Hawkins Dance? Well, 25 years la…

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Watch Matthew Morrison & Kelsey Grammer Talk Playing in Finding Neverland & Working With Harvey Weinstein by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer are currently in preview in Finding Neverland on Broadway and the pair stopped by GMA on March 26 to talk about bringing the new tuner to life. “I f…

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Fugard’s The Island compels Brown and Williams to reunite at MetroStage by Keith Loria

South African playwright Athol Fugard is highly acclaimed for his plays, many of which opposed his country’s system of apartheid. In 1971, Fugard devised The Island with actors John K…

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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH TYA Now Available for Licensing* by Tralend

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is now a Theatre for Young Audiences musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the TONY Award-nominated team o…

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The 2015 Mac Awards Coverage by Evan Seplow

The 2015 Mac Awards are here and StageBuddy has all the coverage of the event… What are the MAC AWARDS? Established in 1986, they are given out by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets…

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Kim Jong-Il, Plato Topics Of Book Talks; Free Poetry Readings by Carole Goldberg

Wednesday is April Fool's Day, but the subject of a talk at 7 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, while outrageous, is no hoax.

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Twitter Launches Periscope Live-Streaming Video App by Todd Spangler

Twitter has launched live-streaming video app Periscope, developed by the startup it bought earlier in 2015 for a reported $100 million, upping the battle with overnight mobile-app streami…

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Venice Theatre seeks laughs on golf course with Ken Ludwig comedy by Jay Handelman

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to classic British sex farces of the 1930s and 1940s.... Read more » The post Venice Theatre seeks laughs on golf course with Ken Ludwig comedy appeare…

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Oscar Producers Say They Want To Do Broadway Shows and More Live TV Broadcasts by Andrew Gans, Robert Viagas

Craig Zadan, who, with his business partner Neil Meron, produced the past three Academy Awards telecasts, will not return for next year's Oscars, according to Deadline Hollywood, but in…

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Book News: Biography of Late Broadway Vet Elaine Stritch Heading to Bookstores

Author Alexandra Jacobs will explore the life of the Company and 30 Rock star in print.

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Theater News: Ramin Karimloo Will End His Run in Les Misérables This Summer

The Tony-nominated star is #2460done.

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CT's Becki Newton Playing One Of Four 'Weird Loners' On Fox by Roger Catlin

Those who know Guilford's Becki Newton from her glamorous roles on "Ugly Betty" or "How I Met Your Mother" would not immediately associate the blonde actress with either the word "weird" or …

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Side Show Star Will Be Next to Normal for North Carolina Theatre; Complete Cast Announced by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, which will be presented May 1-10 at A.J. Fletche…

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Katie Brennan: How much does it cost to be an actor? More than you’d think by Katie Brennan

It struck me recently when shelling out for my latest set of headshots just how much it costs to be an actor.

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Photo Flash: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Cast Bundles Up for Broadway; Rush Policy Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, the highly anticipated new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO begins performancetomorrow, Friday, March 27, and has announced a '35 Under 30'…

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VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Recalls Awful 'Annie' Audition on JON STEWART by TV News Desk

Amanda Seyfried recently appeared on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART to discuss her new film, 'While We're Young', and recalled an awful audition in Philadelphia that led her to learn how t…

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Blog: Joining a company working with physical theatre and mime by Sleight Of Hand

It’s a bloody terrifying prospect – joining a cast of actors who all know each other and have worked with each other before. It’s like a first day of school mixed in with some firs…

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Feature: BackStories turn their back on the audience by Rachel St John

Image credit: John Watts Dynamic duo Becka McFadden and Scheherazaad of Beautiful Confusion Collective met whilst studying at Goldsmiths University – McFadden humorously described themsel…

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Broadway By The Year by Barry

Broadway by the Year Salutes Another Quarter Century of Musicals: 1941-1965               By: Ellis NassourThe great Hollywood dream factory, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ([M-G-M)'s famo…

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Tom Stoppard Cited by PEN for “Defense of Creative Freedom” by Playbill Staff

The 2015 PEN American Center Literary Gala, celebrating freedom of expression, will honor Tony-winning playwright Tom Stoppard with the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award "…

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BAFTA to Host 'A Life In Pictures' With Alan Rickman by Movies News Desk

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA has today announced that BAFTA-winning actor Alan Rickman will discuss his craft and career at a special 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' even…

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BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Talks Idina's Hair, Sondheim's Birthday & More with Carol Channing! by Randy Rainbow

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow In this edition, Randy chats with his best pal Carol Channing about everything from Son…

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Photo Call: The American Theatre Wing’s 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Presentation by Krissie Fullerton

The songwriting team of Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne, as well as composer-lyricists Sam Willmott and Max Vernon, will receive their 2014 Jonathan Larson Grants tonight in a ceremony host…

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On Stage Review: "The Audience" by Joseph Cervelli

An enthralling Helen Mirren. Review will appear in the Suburbanite and other North Jersey Media Newspapers in next week's newspapers. Paper Mill's production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame…

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Maker’s Dozen: Mike Schatz finds the keys to his improv universe at Dad’s Garage by Jim Farmer

He knew it immediately. As Mike Schatz watched a puppet performance at Dad’s Garage just over 10 years ago, he realized he had to do

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Broadway’s Cinderella Will Be Musical Guest for “Saturday Night Live” by Andrew Gans

Carly Rae Jepsen, who made her Broadway debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, will be the musical guest for the April 4 broadcast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live.&q…

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World Theatre Day delivers a heartfelt message of defiance by Tobias Biancone

When the International Theatre Institute announced that John Malkovich would deliver our World Theatre Day International Message for 2012, people accused us

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9am (Broadway Time)

GRACE NOTES: Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Susan Grace

Today’s Highlights: * The Rockettes New York Spring Spectacular, directed by Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner, starring Laura Benanti, Lenny Wolpe and Jared Grimes, with m…

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Theatre News: UK Theatre releases 'advocacy document' ahead of election

The Theatre Matters report makes four key recommendations to the next government

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Feature: Derby Theatre at the heart of the city by Tamar Saphra

Derby Theatre is probably the only theatre in the UK situated inside the city’s busiest shopping centre. Right there amongst the high-street chains, market stalls, restaurants and daily hu…

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PREVIEWS BEGIN FRIDAY, MARCH 27 AT THE BROADWAY THEATRE Opening Night Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (New York, NY) Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, the highly anticipated new Br…

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Tony Awards experts' predictions: 'Fun Home' will win Best Musical, 'Something Rotten' could spoil' by Gold Derby

In the first wave of predictions from our 11 Tony Awards Experts, eight of them think that the off-Broadway hit "Fun Home" will win Best Musical when these awards are handed out on June 7.&n…

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Live Screening of A View From the Bridge, Starring Mark Strong, Offered Today by Andrew Gans

National Theatre Live is presenting an international broadcast of Ivo van Hove’s Young Vic production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge live from the Wyndham&…

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Save on THE VISIT, Previews Begin Tonight Starring CHITA RIVERA by Contests - Broadway

This spring, two-time Tony winner and Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA joins Tony Award winner ROGER REES Nicholas Nickleby in a stunning tale of young love, timeless seduction, and sweet reveng…

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Will You Join in Adam Pascal's Crusade? Star Hopes to Be Next Broadway Jean Valjean by BroadwayWorld

Now, a Facebook fan page has started titled 'Bring Adam Pascal to Les Miserables.' Pascal himself wrote Hey everyone so there is now the possibility that this could happen this fall now that…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIE by Stage Tube

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic …

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VIDEO: Josh Groban Talks Celine Dion & Ailing Husband: 'Her Voice Gives Him Life' by TV News Desk

On CBS's THE TALK, guest host Josh Groban, who is a close friend of Dion and husband Renee shared, 'Celine Dion and Rene are such special people

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Facts behind legend: 'Jesus Christ Superstar' star Ted Neeley's manager David Spero provides fun facts by Michael Heaton

Cleveland's David Spero has been managing Ted Neeley for almost a decade. So, naturally, he would know fascinating facts about the man who's played Jesus thousands of times in "Jesus Ch…

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'Jesus Christ Superstar': Ted Neeley talks about the role that changed his career, life by Michael Heaton

Ted Neeley has played the role of Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar" thousands of times. Now, 42 years since the film was released, a remastered version will be screened at Clevelan…

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Handy Tips When Booking Lion King Tickets, Lyceum Theatre Seating Plan by James Astles

If you are planning to see The Lion King, it would be useful for you to check out our interactive Lyceum Theatre Seating Plan before you go.

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Rush Policy Announced for New Broadway Musical Doctor Zhivago by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The rush policy has been announced for the Broadway premiere of the new musical Doctor Zhivago, which stars Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Nolan and begins performances March 2…

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Meet the Cast of ‘Flyin’ West’ at Bowie Community Theatre: Part 5: Brawnlyn Blueitt by Joel Markowitz

In Part 5 of a series of interviews with the cast and director of Flyin’ West at Bowie Community Theatre, meet Brawnlyn Blueitt.  Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where th…

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Kelli O'Hara, Blythe Danner & More Pay Tribute to Polly Bergen at American Airlines Theatre Today by BroadwayWorld

Show business' brightest stars will memorialize one of their own when they participate in A Tribute to Polly Bergen, today, March 26, at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street, fr…

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THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre 149 West 45th Street tonight, March 26 at 800pm.…

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NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR, Starring Laura Benanti and Derek Hough, Opens Tonight at Radio City by BroadwayWorld

MSG Entertainment MSGE welcomes a brand new production at Radio City Music Hall, New York Spring Spectacular, presented by Chase. This awe-inspiring theatrical Spectacular, which is jointly …

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WAKE UP with BWW 3/26/2015 - THE VISIT Begins, NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it Today's big news Broadway's THE VISIT and the Rockettes…

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VIDEO: Mariah Carey & James Corden Sing Carpool Karaoke on LATE LATE SHOW by TV News Desk

During a drive around Los Angeles, James Corden and Mariah Carey passed the time singing some rather familiar songs, including 'Always Be My Baby.'

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Read Original Poem at Reinterment Service of King Richard III by Movies News Desk

Oscar nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who is believed to be a distant relative of the royal, will read a specially-written poem for the event.

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Bruce Vilanch, Jerry Adler, Constantine Maroulis Unearth Rubble in New Play by “Simpsons” Writer by Andrew Gans

James Valletti, Stephenie Skyllas and Hunter Chancellor present invitation-only readings of Rubble, a comedy written by four-time Emmy Award-winning "The Simpsons" writ…

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Sondheim Birthday Cabaret Features Favorites From Into the Woods, Part 2

On March 22, Broadway stars collected at NYC’s 42 West to perform a cabaret of Stephen Sondheim classics to celebrate the master’s 85th birthday and the March 24 home vid…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Exclusive! Music Theatre International To License Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s James and the Giant P by Michael Gioia

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, featuring a score by Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald, has been acquired for licensi…

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Top 24 Shows That Need A West End Return, As Voted For By Twitter by Theatrelover

However whilst some of these shows had multiple mentions there was a very clear winner what was it you ask?

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“Stephen Sondheim’s Greatest Musical Was Sweet Charity” by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief This was something that was said to me the other night. I was having a discussion with someone about Sondheim and his best work. … Continue reading …

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Martin Freeman speech & the ‘exemplary’ young people behind the Mousetraps by Terri Paddock

Last summer, Jamie Lloyd‘s Trafalgar Transformed production of Richard III attracted negative press for the alleged bad behaviour of young Sherlock fans come to (loudly and at inapprop…

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Rules for Living, National's Dorfman Theatre, review: 'It shouldn't really work at all' by Domininc Cavendish

But, says Dominic Cavendish, this new Ayckbourn-esque drama just about does succeed

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Theatre News: Gate announces cast for Eclipsed

Danai Gurira's play was first seen in New York six years ago

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A Hilarious Interview with Mark Nadler by Evan Seplow

Mark Nadler came to the StageBuddy studio and lit up the room with his funny anecdotes. From playing regularly at a piano bar at age 11 to performing with the Boston Pops, boy does he have s…

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Audience (R)evolution 15 by Pete Miller

I’m in Kannsas City for a TCG gathering about audience engagement that has sort of morphed into a gathering about working across institutional lines. Now this is a topic I’m thor…

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Two Finalists Eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL; Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson Set to Perform by TV News Desk

Last night, Ryan Seacrest revealed the Top Nine finalists on AMERICAN IDOL XIV -Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Joey Cook, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones, Qaasim Middleton, Rayvon Owen a…

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Neil Patrick Harris Spotted 'Getting Crazy' at New York's QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by TV News Desk

The New York Post reports that Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris was spotted having a blast at New York's interactive theater experience QUEEN OF THE NIGHT on Tuesday evening.

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Executive director of Stephen Joseph Theatre to step down after 40 years by Matthew Hemley

Stephen Joseph Theatre executive director Stephen Wood is to step down from his post after almost 40 years’ association with the company.

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Branagh to be honoured with prestigious Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday award by David Hutchison

Kenneth Branagh is to receive this year’s Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday award. The honour is presented to one person each year for “outstanding

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Hofesh Shechter offers eight-month apprenticeships for young dancers by Georgia Snow

Choreographer Hofesh Shechter has launched a company for young dancers called Shechter Junior. Shechter Junior provides eight dancers with an eight-month apprenticeship.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)

'Kinky Boots' glitters on the Fox stage

Darius Harper gives a dynamic performance as a drag queen with a voice to match her style.

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Grant's Farm announces spring opening

If you've been lonesome for the Budweiser Clydesdales, you just got lucky

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Mustard Seed sows a new season

'All Is Calm' returns for the holiday season.

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Review: The Chair (Unicorn Theatre)

'For all the clever effects and finely poised performances, the show begins to lose its dark hold over the young audience'

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La Jolla Playhouse's 'Tree' sprouts in Brooklyn by James Hebert

Daniel Beaty's solo show earns praise in first New York production.

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How do we keep arts vital in an age of online entertainment? by PBS Newshour

Watch VideoRELATED LINKSMali’s artists fight to save the country’s ancient cultural treasures First Lady Michelle Obama promotes arts education program with White House talent show N.C. …

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Musical Willis Clan lands TLC reality show by Michael Starr

Think of them as a countrified version of “The Partridge Family” — with a lot more band members. TLC is set to unveil a new reality show featuring all 14...

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Broadway veteran Chita Rivera returns in new musical 'The Visit'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chita Rivera, the veteran stage star who shot to fame as Anita in the 1957 production of "West Side Story," is returning to Broadway as the world's wealthiest woman in t…

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Taking Shakespeare's 'Shrew' for a tango turn around the dance floor

The concept, one imagines, inspired not a few raised eyebrows: Shakespeare plus tango. Intriguing, no? Or merely perplexing?

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Review of 'Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance'

In the midst of so much lackluster modern dance, two new works from Paul Taylor are a reminder of the choreographer’s shining talent.

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Helen Mirren Takes the Stage and Screen

British actress Helen Mirren is on Broadway as Queen Elizabeth and on screen in “Woman in Gold.” In the film, the 69-year-old Oscar winner plays a Nazi survivor determined to reclaim a f…

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Concert Review: Debbie Harry a good fit at Cafe Carlyle by Jim Farber

True to form, Debbie Harry got the joke behind her Cafe Carlyle debut on Tuesday. "Why, why, why?," she asked, "Why are we here?"

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'The Fantasticks' ending its fabled Off-Broadway run in May by Joe Dziemianowicz

“The Fantasticks” is ending its fantastic, record-setting run on May 3.

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Only £7,350 for Dinner and Show With Al Pacino by Mark Shenton

Al Pacino is to reprise An Evening with Al Pacino at London's Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, west London, May 22, having previously presented the show at the London Palladium in 2013.

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BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Blog: Who actually gets auditioned? by Jack Cray

Image Credit: Chris Smith/Out of Chicago  Auditions are scary. Whether you’re an A-Lister or just starting out in the theatre world, auditions are the most stressful point in a production…

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Alistair Smith: Will Amazon be just the ticket? by Alistair Smith

Amazon has had a presence in the theatre marketplace for a couple of years. However, its announcement this week marks a step up

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Lottery gift and a new playhouse: Chicago theater talks about money by Chris Jones

In the Chicago theater, a paucity of financial resources is often a point of pride, even part of the town's aesthetic. But it's also a reason to complain. In the minds of some theater artist…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Blogs: Michael Coveney: Benedict Cumberbatch helps put his relative Richard to rest

The reburial of Richard III prompts reflections on Shakespeare's warped interpretation

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Susan Elkin: I’ve just met the model drama school student by Susan Elkin

Last week I spoke to an 18 year old called Cassie McCluskey in connection with some research I was doing about performing

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Lonesome Traveler by

Lonesome Traveler Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters Reviewed by Shawna Cormier BOTTOM LINE: Let's all sing together as this musical revue takes us through the history of American folk. After wa…

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'Teacher of the Year' - sweet, gonzo comedy offers a hall pass to laughs: Cleveland International Film Festival 2015 by Andrea Simakis

"Teacher of the Year" is a grade above most high school comedies that trade on sexualized teens, a laugh-out-loud, sweetly-irreverent-but-never-raunchy look at education from the i…

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Sacramento Theatre Company stages ‘The Whipping Man’

The Matthew Lopez drama is set at the end of the Civil War and at the start of Passover. Two former slaves conduct a Passover Seder with a slaveholder. A local rabbi advised the cast on the …

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How Shulem Deen Lost Everything and Found Himself

Losing one’s faith can be excruciatingly painful and lonely. Shulem Deen narrates his grim passage from faith to doubt in his riveting new memoir, ‘All Who Go Do Not Return.’ C…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Lloyd Webber Foundation gifts £30k to Kids Company by Georgia Snow

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded £30,000 to children’s charity Kids Company, which will help fund its playwriting and performance programme.

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From sketch to stitch: costumes for the RSC's The Jew of Malta – in pictures by Guardian Staff

See designer Lily Arnold’s outfits – on page and stage – for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe, directed by Justin Audibert Contin…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Students to take on Shakespeare in Bloomfield

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts Encore Theatre will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” on Friday March 27 - Sunday, March 29 at the school's Black B…

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Glen Ridge High School to present 'Sweet Charity'

The Glen Ridge High School drama club will present “Sweet Charity” March 27-29 at the Ridgewood Avenue School theatre, 235 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge.

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Bowling event to benefit Nutley Little Theatre

Nutley Little Theatre invites its patrons, friends and supporters to an afternoon of fun and friendly competition at “The First Annual Bowling with the Stars” on Sunday, March 29…

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Fundraiser is at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack

The Greater Pascack Women's Club is holding a fundraser there on April 1.

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Studio Players in Upper Montclair to hold auditions for 'Arsenic and Old Lace'

Studio Players will hold auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” March 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. at its location, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair.

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Review: ‘Hunchback’ is a monumental new musical

Disney-animated movies turned into Broadway musicals have an enviable track record. “Beauty and the Beast,” the current “Aladdin” and of course, the long, long, long …

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Mark Shenton’s theatre picks: March 26 by Mark Shenton

Two of the greatest dramatic and musical achievements of the last century on Broadway receive major revivals this week, headlining a period

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Tony Awards Head West to Host 'Broadway in Hollywood' Soiree by Bryn Elise Sandberg

The party kicked off a series of events leading up to the June 8 ceremony celebrating the best of New York more

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Harold Prince and David Yazbek Team Up for World Premiere Musical; Atlantic Announces New Season by Olivia Clement

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 30th anniversary 2015-16 season. Included in the slate is the world premiere of The Band's Visit, based on the criti…

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Hand to God by Doug Marino

By my calculations this is the 5th worst play I've ever seen... And I've seen a LOT of plays.  Trust me.  What makes this the 5th worst and not the 3rd worst is the fact that #1, &…

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‘The Fantasticks’ to end off-Broadway run after 51 years by Matthew Abrahams, Laura Italiano

The world’s longest-running musical — off-Broadway’s classic “The Fantasticks” — is packing up its hand-tossed confetti and cardboard moon. The beloved show will close on May 3 a…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Theater News: Fancy Nancy: The Musical Waltzes Onto Walnut Street Theatre for Kids

The new musical begins performances tonight.

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Interviews: Five Broadway Debuts From Five Excited Miz Kidz

Les Misérables' newest group of talented tykes take us all the way from callbacks to ill-fated games of backstage Uno.

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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA Turns 15 by Pat Cerasaro

Today we look back at Elton John amp Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock musical AIDA.

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National Theatre Live Broadcasts UK's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Today by BroadwayWorld

Today 26 March 2015 at 7pm, cinema audiences will have the opportunity to watchMark Strong lead the cast in Ivo Van Hove's five star Young Vic production of Arthur Miller's A View from the B…

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DISENCHANTED! Princesses Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Tonight, March 26th, Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of the off-Broadway hit Disenchanted and more.

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MSG Entertainment MSGE previously announced that 'The Making of The New York Spring Spectacular'would be airing on television to provide fans an exciting behind-the-scenes look at New York S…

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Joe Pantoliano Appears in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, Now thru 4/12 by BroadwayWorld

'Great Kills' by Tom Diriwachter is a darkly comic tale of a get-rich-quick scheme in Staten Island that goes awry. Theater for the New City TNC will present the play's debut run tonight, Ma…

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Bruce Vilanch Leads SIMPSONS Writer Mike Reiss' RUBBLE Reading This Week by BroadwayWorld

This week, March 26th and 27th, James Valletti, Stephenie Skyllas, and Hunter Chancellor will present invitation-only readings of RUBBLE, a comedy written by four-time Emmy Award-winning 'Th…

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Amy Kim Waschke Leads THE WHITE SNAKE, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe by BroadwayWorld

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchant…

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Snapchat with PHANTOM's New Christine, Julia Udine, Today by BroadwayWorld

SNAPCHAT with Broadway's New Christine

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Tony Winners Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & the Cast of The Visit Begin Previews on Broadway by

Legendary two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, Tony winner Roger Rees and the cast of The Visit begin previews on March 26. Directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the mu…

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Home Shopping Diva Meg Flather’s Mac Awards Interview by Evan Seplow

Home Shopping Diva Meg Flather talks about her latest Mac Award with host Tym Moss. Author information Evan Seplow Evan is a film Director/Producer of Feature Films, Commercials, Mus…

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Some Parts Of This Post May Be Boring by Joe Patti

I was going to hold off featuring this in the blog until a later date, but Carter Gillies comment on my recent Distract Me From My Distraction post decided me. Maria Popova recently assemble…

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Interview with Mac/Bistro winner Tracy Stark by Evan Seplow

If you’re in Cabaret, you know Tracy – but now you’ll know a lot more about her with this Tym Moss interview! Author information Evan Seplow Evan is a film Director…

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Interviews: Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky — Together Again in Clinton The Musical

Kerry Butler and Veronica J. Kuehn talk spirit guides, split personalities, and the scandal of the '90s.

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A Musical Nearly 20 Years in the Making: The Visit, Starring Chita Rivera, Arrives On Broadway at Lo by Adam Hetrick

Chita Rivera stars as a wealthy widow seeking revenge and a last brush with romance in The Visit, the new Kander and Ebb musical that makes its long-awaited Broadway debut March 26 at th…

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Predict the Winners! Busch, Nadler, Sullivan and The Skivvies Among Nominees for Tonight’s MAC Award by Playbill Staff

Charles Busch, Mark Nadler, Hedda Lettuce, The Skivvies, KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar are among nightclub acts nominated for the 29th Annual MAC Awards, being given March 26 to recognize outs…

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Bilingual Adaptation of Hammerstein and Bizet’s Carmen Jones Workshopped in NYC by Adam Hetrick

A newly revised bilingual adaptation of Oscar Hammerstein II and Georges Bizet's Carmen Jones, which was first workshopped in Havana, Cuba last summer, receives a New York reading March …

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NYU to Workshop Beatsville by Menken Lyricist Glenn Slater, Starting Tonight by Robert Viagas

Two-time Tony nominee Glenn Slater, lyricist with composer Alan Menken on such hits as Sister Act and “Tangled,” will workshop a new musical, Beatsville, set in the w…

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Laura Benanti, Derek Hough and the Rockettes Find a Heavenly Match in New York Spring Spectacular by Adam Hetrick

New York Spring Spectacular, the new multi-media Rockettes stage production that features Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and a host of celebrities who lend their voices and likeness to …

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Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: March 26 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradley

1905 Actor Maurice Barrymore dies today. He was father to Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore. He was 57 years old.

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Tony Winners, Stars from “Glee” and More Honor Broadway Legend Polly Bergen Today by Olivia Clement

Broadway stars such as Kelli O'Hara and Phyllis Newman celebrate late Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen in A Tribute to Polly Bergen March 26 on Br…

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From Leading Lady of the Met to Broadway: La Diva Rene Fleming Finds Her Funny Side by Carey Purcell

We've all heard people called divas, but what does the word actually mean? The cast of Living On Love, the new comedy about an opera singer and a maestro, weigh in.

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Photo Special: Celebrating Barbra Streisand’s Funny Girl Days by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Celebrating its anniversary today, Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand in her star-making turn, opened on March 26, 1964. The musical production played 1,348 performances and received …

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