Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Bruce Willis returning to the stage in Broadway's 'Misery' by David Ng

In the immortal words of Annie Wilkes, "Misery's alive! Misery's alive!"

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

'Color Purple' breaks records at Park Square

The musical opens an entree for the company as it broadens its audience and programming.

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ARROW's John Barrowman to Star in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Miniseries THE 49TH KEY by TV News Desk

The Hollywood Reporter writes that ARROW's John Barrowman and the sci-fifantasy magazine HEAVY METAL are collaborating on a new miniseries based on Erika Lewis's THE 49TH KEY.

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“The Diary of Anne Frank” reveals pages worth re-reading by Hedy Weiss

There can be no better reminder of the power of intimate spaces than the Writers Theatre's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" that is now tucked into the back room of Glencoe's Books on…

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From Shakespeare to Cinderella: The New Works of Sir Kenneth Branagh by Wnyc

Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about his various projects, including directing Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale in London’s West End, his own theater company, and his new film "Cinderella."…

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Tony Awards preview: What is ahead for Best Musical Revival? by Gold Derby

There are only five shows in contention for Best Musical Revial at this year's Tony Awards. Just one is running (“On the Town”); one has closed (“Side Show”); and thr…

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ABT's 'Sleeping Beauty' at Segerstrom a lush return to tradition by Laura Bleiberg

For most of its storied history, New York's American Ballet Theatre has tried to master all styles of all types of classical dance, an elusive goal that some critics have called impossible.

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David Geffen's $100-million gift in N.Y. raises arts-naming issues in L.A. by Mike Boehm

“What’s in a name?” was a rhetorical question for Romeo when he was wooing Juliet, but David Geffen’s $100-million gift to Lincoln Center in New York City demonstrates that it can be…

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Dan Stevens to Star Opposite Emma Watson in Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie by Movies News Desk

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Stevens has nabbed the male lead in Disney's upcoming live-action, musical interpretation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

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Review: Game (Almeida Theatre)

Mike Bartlett's latest play offers a different theatrical experience

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

“The Barber of Seville” – LA Opera – Los Angeles opera review by Jeffrey Roberts

Los Angeles Opera’s inventive Figaro Trilogy continued last Saturday night with the opening of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in a revival of the production from the Teatro Re…

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In The Stage newspaper this week: March 5 by The Stage

The Stage newspaper comes out once a week and is brimming with industry news, advice, analysis and reviews from all over the

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Video: Rumer Willis stars in 'Dear John Hughes' by Johnny Oleksinski

Actress Rumer Willis chatted with theater critic Chris Jones this week about the upcoming "For The Record: Dear John Hughes," a theaterical concert in which Willis stars.

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“The Royal Society of Antarctica” a sensational exploration of contemporary lives by Hedy Weiss

Do not be fooled by the formal title of Mat Smart's "The Royal Society of Antarctica," the altogether world class, world premiere play that has just arrived at The Gift Theatre and is an imm…

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NASHVILLE, 'That's the Way Love Goes', 3/3 Recap Updating LIVE! by Wendi Reichstein

Last week was a whirwind of backstabbing, WTF moments, and OMGs... in true NASHVILLE style, of course. Jeff Fordham is where the majority of us want him to be... screwed over and left with a…

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If/Then, Motown, Matilda and Rupert Everett in Judas Kiss Are Toronto-Bound by Robert Viagas

Award-winning musicals and plays from New York and London including Matilda, Motown, Disgraced and A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder are among highlights announced for the…

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Game, Almeida Theatre, review: 'short, sharp, pulse-quickening' by Dominic Cavendish

Mike Bartlett's latest play is a riveting drama that makes guilty peeping-toms of us all, says Dominic Cavendish

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Video! Meeting the New Faces on the Barricades at Les Miserables by congratulates six new stars who have joined the cast of Les Miserables on their opening night.

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The Show: Sierra Boggess Goes Bridal! Gaga For Broadway! SpongeBob vs. Hee Haw?! by

On this week’s episode of The Show, Sierra Boggess says “I do” to a new video blog, Nathan Lane returns to the Great White Way and much more.

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Game, Almeida Theatre by Aleks Sierz

This venue is one of the coolest in London — and its regular audience is both trendy and well-heeled. In the foyer, you get jostled by a better class of person. For this immersive show, wr…

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'Cinderella' corsets meant liquid diet for Lily James

Lily James, the star of Disney's new live-action film 'Cinderella' told E! News that the costumes made eating solid foods difficult at times.        

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Advertising Theater on Television -- What Works by Cara Joy David

What brings people to the theater? I talk a lot about that each day with various producers and press agents. Of course, if anyone really knew an exact answer, many more shows would be succes…

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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

    Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, March 4, 2015    Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – POSTERITY playwright D…

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SoloChicago Theatre’s Production of CHURCHILL at New World Stages Stars Ronald Keaton by Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower

This new one-actor show is by far the best I’ve seen in one-actor plays all season. Mr. Keaton is so riveting, I’m planning to see the play again, because there’s so much riveting deta…

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Los Angeles Theater Preview: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Musical Theatre West) by Tony Frankel

MUSICAL THEATRE WEST KNOWS HOW TO SUCCEED Reams can and have been written about the glories of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and b…

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Avery Fisher Hall to become David Geffen Hall by Joe Dziemianowicz

Good-bye, Avery Fisher. Hello, David Geffen.

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UMBC alum Robin Masella talks about her role in 'Chicago' at the Hippodrome by Chris Kaltenbach

The run of "Chicago" at the Hippodrome (now through Sunday) represents a homecoming of sorts for cast member Robin Masella, who plays Liz, the condemned prisoner who shot her husband after h…

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David Geffen donating $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center by David Ng

Since his heyday as a music executive and entertainment mogul, David Geffen has given away hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations that now bear his name. In Los Angeles, there is …

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Theatre Odyssey announces 10-minute play festival selections by Jay Handelman

Eight new plays and one student winner are featured in the 10th festival... Read more » The post Theatre Odyssey announces 10-minute play festival selections appeared first on Ticket Sa…

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Conservatory grad returns for one-man show at Home Resource by Jay Handelman

New piece is adapted from the work of Nikolai Gogol... Read more » The post Conservatory grad returns for one-man show at Home Resource appeared first on Ticket Sarasota.

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'Bright Lights' looks at life in the 80s at freeFall by Jay Handelman

Rock musical is based on Jay McInerny's best-selling novel.... Read more » The post 'Bright Lights' looks at life in the 80s at freeFall appeared first on Ticket Sarasota.

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'Jekyll & Hyde' explores the dark side at Van Wezel by Jay Handelman

A touring production of Frank Wildhorn's hit returns to Sarasota... Read more » The post 'Jekyll & Hyde' explores the dark side at Van Wezel appeared first on Ticket Sarasota.

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ArtsBeat: Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Misery’ by Patrick Healy

Mr. Willis will star as a writer imprisoned by a psychotic fan, in a stage adaptaion of Stephen King’s novel by William Goldman.

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Review: Updated 'Cinderella' keeps its old-fashion charm by Karen D'Souza

The touring Broadway musical includes some contemporary messages about girl power, but it's the traditional fairy tale that makes the show worthwhile; it plays at Broadway San Jose through M…

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Ballet San Jose needs $550,000 to keep running by Karen D'Souza

The company announces a 'must-do' fundraising campaign; the cash is needed by March 14.

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Luke Evans to Play Gaston in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Luke Evans is in negotiations to play the villainous Gaston in Disney’s live-action retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” which stars “Harry Potter” actress Emma…

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Game review – sex, snipers and social outrage in Mike Bartlett’s shocking play by Michael Billington

Almeida, LondonThis experimental piece about tourists who pay to fell a young couple with tranquilising shots is certainly disturbing – but what’s the aim?There is an element of voyeuris…

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Theater News: Broadway Cares Announces Broadway Bets Poker Tournament

Play Texas Hold'em for a good cause.

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'HAMS AT HEART' Showcases Songs of Kinosian & Blair at 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Hams at Heart The Best Musical Theater Writers of Our Time... Perform the Songs of Kinosian and Blair. Everyone knows there's no hammier ham than a…

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Get Your Poker Face Ready! BC/EFA Launches BROADWAY BETS Tournament by BroadwayWorld

It's time to shuffle up and deal for Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS with Broadway Bets, a first-of-its-kind Broadway poker tournament co-chaired by Paul Libin, executive vice president of …

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HAIR Vets to Reunite in BROADWAY MEETS CLASSIC ROCK at 54 Below, 4/6 by BroadwayWorld

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Allison Guinn On the Town, Hair and Brandon Pearson Hair in 'BROADWAY MEETS CLASSIC ROCK' on April 6, 2015 at 930 pm. The veterans of the 2009 TONY…

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STAGE TUBE: Video Roundup- Meet BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's Gaston, Luke Evans! by BroadwayWorld

We can't help but wonder how Evans will do in the role, so we've collected some of his past musical performances. How do you think he'll fare

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Breaking News: Bruce Willis & Elizabeth Marvel Are Headed to Broadway in MISERY! by BroadwayWorld

This just in Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that two-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite Obie Award-winning st…

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Julie Taymor Signs with WME by BroadwayWorld

Tony and Emmy-winning director Julie Taymor has new management.

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Les Miz Alum Andy Mientus Will Star in CBS Pilot LFE by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Smash-ing news for Andy Mientus! No sooner does he leave Broadway’s Les Miz, then he’s tapped for CBS pilot LFE. Deadline reports that he will play a regular role in the med…

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Posterity Playwright Doug Wright on Procrastination, Martinis & an Inspiring Trip to Oslo by Beth Stevens

Doug Wright is a highly decorated playwright and librettist: He won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for I Am My Own Wife and an Obie Award for Quills (for which he also wrote the Golden…

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Odds & Ends: Cirque du Soleil Rumored to Replace On the Town, Anika Noni Rose to Lead CBS Pilot & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Will Cirque du Soleil Replace On the Town? It’s no secret that the Broadway revival of On the Town has been struggl…

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Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut in Stage Adaptation of Stephen King's Misery by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elizabeth Marvel will co-star in the play, penned by Osca…

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Video! Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan Explore Family in Andrew Lippa's John & Jen by

A montage of scenes from Andrew Lippa's John & Jen, starring Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan.

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Photos! See Cush Jumbo Get Fierce and Fearless as Josephine Baker in Josephine and I by

Click for photos from Cush Jumbo’s solo show Josephine and I, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. The new production opens March 10 at Joe’s Pub.

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World Premiere by August: Osage County Author Slated for New Steppenwolf Season by Olivia Clement

Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced that their 40th anniversary season will feature a world-premiere adaptation of John Steinbeck's East of Eden, the Ch…

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ArtsBeat: New Tracy Letts Play Coming to Steppenwolf Theater Next Year by Patrick Healy

Mr. Letts’s new play, “Mary Page Marlowe,” and a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden” are among the highlights of the Chicago company’s 2015-16 season.

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GAME Almeida, N1 by Libby Purves

GAMES WE NEARLY PLAY It’s the Almeida, Jim, but not as we know it. Hunched on benches in four uneasily intimate soundproofed zones padded with camouflage-print, summoned by a robotic voice…

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Theater News: Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut in Misery

Willis will star alongside Broadway veteran Elizabeth Marvel.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Curtains for Ballet San Jose? Troupe led by Jose Manuel Carreno faces shutdown by Sarah Kaufman

Ballet star Jose Manuel Carreno has often played the role of the hero onstage. But his princely charisma and world-class stature may not be enough to stem the financial crisis threatening to…

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Kate Weare Company’s 10th Anniversary Season at BAM Fisher by Hannah Cullen

Hannah Cullen responds to Kate Weare's 10th Anniversary showing at BAM Fisher.

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Bruce Willis to Star in ‘Misery’ on Broadway

Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in Warner Bros. Theater Venture’s stage adaptation of “Misery,” appearing in the play this fall alongside New York theater favor…

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Catch Me! – Flip FabriQue Comes to New Victory by Sandi Durell

    The wild, witty and wonderful Catch Me! (Attrape-moi) features the six young talents of Flip FabriQue, an up-and-coming troupe from Quebec City, Canada, whose members have perf…

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Bruce Willis Will Make His Broadway Debut This Fall In ‘Misery’ by Jeremy Gerard

The Warner Bros Theatre Ventures production will co-star Elizabeth Marvel in the film adaptation by William Goldman. More to come….

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Clinton the Musical: Sex, Sax, Politics and Scandals!

Billed as a "Hillary-ous new musical," Clinton the Musical explores the two different sides of the 42nd U.S. President by representing them in two different characters &mda…

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Bruce Willis Will Make Broadway Debut in Misery, Based on Stephen King Novel by Michael Gioia

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis and Obie Award winner Elizabeth Marvel will star in Misery, a new play written by Academy Award winner William Goldman and based on the acclai…

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Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of Stephen King's 'Misery' (Exclusive) by Tatiana Siegel

Willis will star opposite Elizabeth Marvel in William Goldman's stage version of the more

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WTC View – Interviews Michael Urie, Brian Sloan by Sandi Durell

    by: Miriam Spritzer   This year marks the 10th anniversary of the film version WTC View starring Michael Urie. It is the story about a young man living... The post WTC Vie…

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Video Flash: Hobbit Star Luke Evans to Join Emma Watson in Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

The film's newly announced Gaston has also appeared in Dracula and Fast & Furious 6.

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Clinton the Musical – Sneak Peek by Sandi Durell

    by: Sandi Durell   The White House had other problems in the 90s, namely Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. They’re all unleashed in this farce... …

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Homeric Legend by Sam Hurwitt

In post-apocalyptic Northern California, The Simpsons becomes the stuff of myth.

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Broadway's Ann Harada, Remy Zaken and More to Make Cameos on New Webseries REDHEADS ANONYMOUS by TV News Desk

St. Patrick's Day -- an unofficial redhead holiday -- will mark the series premiere of the charming, off-beat new web comedy Redheads Anonymous, which explores redhead identity in modern Ame…

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Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for March 4, 2015! by Bww Discount Alert

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Dis…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Stage & Screen Star Luke Evans in Talks to Play Gaston in Live-Action Beauty and the Beast by Ryan McPhee

No one’s got a swell cleft in his chin like…Luke Evans! According to Variety, the West End alum and film star is closing in on a deal to play Gaston in Disney’s upcom…

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Video: Trailer for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” New Series Featuring Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, by Andrew Gans

A trailer has been released for the new Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which debuts March 6.

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Original Cast of REEFER MADNESS to Reunite in Concert at 54 Below Next Month by BroadwayWorld

On April 19th amp 20th, the cult classic musical Reefer Madness, with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney, will be presented in concert at 54 Below for 3 perfor…

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Photo Flash: Cush Jumbo Channels Josephine Baker in Her New Solo Show, Josephine and I

The drama plays Joe's Pub at the Public Theater.

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Theater News: Original Reefer Madness Stars to Take the Stage for Reunion Concert

Christian Campbell and Robert Torti are among the performers who will return to the cult-classic musical.

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Marc Kudisch, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Kurt Deutsch and More Set for ROW J, Beginning 3/10 on The Jewish Channel by TV News Desk

The Jewish Channel will broadcast the latest edition of its popular theater-oriented monthly TV show, Row J, to begin airing on demand on Tuesday, March 10. Row J is hosted by TJC correspond…

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Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Season by American Theatre Editors

The Little Rock-based theatre's 2015--16 season will include classic and contemporary musicals, plus a world premiere directed by Jason Alexander.

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Avery Fisher Hall naming rights sell for $100M | Crain's New York Business by Yoona Ha

David Geffen, the co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, will have his name on the building known as Avery Fisher Hall.

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Fascinating New Before & After Photo Feature For THE LION KING by Pat Cerasaro

Don't miss this awesome new THE LION KING photo feature

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Kristin Chenoweth Teaches Sarah Michelle Gellar's Daughter Dance Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Pat Cerasaro

Kristin Chenoweth shares the love of theatre with a young fan backstage at ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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Luke Evans to Join Emma Watson in Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie by Movies News Desk

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has found its 'Gaston' in a stage veteran.

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Kelsey Grammer & More In New Rehearsal Photo for FINDING NEVERLAND by Pat Cerasaro

Get a sneak peek at Finding Neverland

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Broadway's Andy Mientus Joins Cast of CBS Medical Pilot LFE by TV News Desk

Broadway veteran Andy Mientus, who recently appeared on The CW's hit series THE FLASH, has booked his small screen follow-up.

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Audra McDonald, Jordan Roth and Other Broadway Folk Named to Advisory Board of New Theatre Company by Andrew Gans

The emerging theatre company, Honest Accomplice Theatre, has announced the appointment of some Broadway luminaries to its new Advisory Board.

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On Selfies vs. Self-Portraits and Universal Beauty vs. What I Find Beautiful (Beauty Class Portfolio Assignments) by Diane Ragsdale

  For those following the Beauty Class, this post is about the first two portfolio assignments. One of the primary methods of learning in this course is the creation of portfolios in w…

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Theater News: David Geffen Donates $100 Million for Avery Fisher Hall Transformation and Renaming

The performing arts building will be renamed David Geffen Hall.

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Theater News: Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 Mentor Project Lineup

The developmental program adds three titles to its 17th season.

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Photo Flash: Six Degrees of Stockard! It's Only a Play Star Channing Celebrated at McKittrick Hotel

How close are these Broadway favorites to Stockard Channing?

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Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

It is a rainy Sunday afternoon in Bradford and three teenage girls are pummelling heavy punchbags that hang from the ceiling of Huggy's Boxing Gym. "Your punches are fine but I want to see a…

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Brand New CABARET National Tour Announces First Dates by Pat Cerasaro

Broadway's most recent CABARET revival is going out on tour

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Uzo Aduba, Reed Birney & More Set for BU's Reception Honoring Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley by BroadwayWorld

Boston University College of Fine Arts will bring together alumni and friends in the New York area and members of the Broadway community for a reception celebrating the newly established Ste…

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8 Burning Questions With Les Miz’s Hunky New Marius! Dating, Social Media and Three-Word Texts by Michael Gioia

Broadway's Les Misérables got a hunky new Marius last night, when Chris McCarrell — who understudied the role since the re-imagined revival opened last year at t…

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George Takei shows wit with Mpls. show

George Takei gathers no moss. In town for a two-night “Wits” gig, the social media star and “Star Trek” icon’s current passion is the Broadway musical he’s mounting thi…

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BODWAY: This Years 10 Hottest Hunks on Broadway by Broadway's Best Shows

BODWAY: This Years 10 Hottest Hunks on Broadway Spring is just around the corner and while most of the us are worried about fitting in to our swim suits we know these Broadway babes are spri…

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Tickets Now Available for Hamlet, Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Off-Broadway by

Tickets are now on sale to see Peter Sarsgaard as the titular sweet prince in Hamlet. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production will play a limited engagement March 27 through May 10 at C…

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London Datebook: A Basement Ode to Barbra, Imelda Staunton Returns as Mama Rose & More March Picks by Matt Wolf

The play for once really is the thing in a London month that puts musicals on the back burner for a change—well, that is until Gypsy begins previews—and lets the plays take cente…

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Peter Gallagher Out Sick Again From Broadway Revival of On the Twentieth Century by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Peter Gallagher is once again out from On the Twentieth Century. The Tony nominee will now not make both performances on March 4 and also March 5 as he continues to recover from a severe sin…

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A Six Degrees of Stockard Channing Party by Sandi Durell

          A Six Degrees of Stockard Channing party was held last night, March 3rd, at The Lodge at the McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More.... The post A Six Deg…

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The Rockettes Rehearse With Jasmine Meakin For NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR by Pat Cerasaro

The Rockettes take a break to talk working with Mia Michaels in a brand new video interview

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Ryan Silverman, Tony DeSare & More to Join New York Pops for LET'S BE FRANK Next Month by BroadwayWorld

On April 10, 2015 at 800PM, The New York Pops will close its 32nd subscription season at Carnegie Hall's Stern AuditoriumPerelman Stage, with four of today's finest entertainers - Tony DeSar…

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Montego Glover Talks 'Big, Fat Wedding Fun' In New IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Featurette by Pat Cerasaro

Sierra Boggess is super excited about It Shoulda Been You

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BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE LIQUID PLAIN! by BroadwayWorld TV

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night i…

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Still Ill After Brief Return, On the Twentieth Century Star Will “Rise Again” This Weekend by Adam Hetrick

Leading man Peter Gallagher, who returned to the Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century March 3 after a week-long absence due to illness, will miss an additional three performances…

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ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Update - Peter Gallagher Back Out of the Show Until Friday Due to Illness by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of On the Twentieth Century will now open on Sunday, March 15, as a result of Peter Gallagher missing a…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: “Drag Queens Eat Pizza, Too!” Glamorous Backstage Portraits at the Marriott Theatre by Matthew Blank

It's all glitter, girdles and jocks at the Marriott Theatre's production of the beloved Jerry Herman musical La Cage aux Folles. J Tyler Whitmer, glamorous as one of Les Cagelles, sh…

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NYU to Workshop Beatsville by Menken Lyricist Glenn Slater 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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Amy Spanger Will Bring Her Show of Glamorous and Not-As-Glamorous Tales to Birdland by Michael Gioia

Amy Spanger, who recently starred in the Broadway revival of Chicago, will bring her solo show to Birdland March 16 at 7 PM.

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Uneasy coupling in 'Four' by Jackalope Theatre Co. by Nina Metz

Christopher Shinn's drama isn't a cohesive story so much as a series of conversations and negotiations. Sex is on the table for two different couples, but no one in either scenario walks awa…

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Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Lands Leading Role in CBS’ “For Justice” by Andrew Gans

Anika Noni Rose, a Tony winner for her performance in Caroline, or Change, has landed the leading role in the CBS pilot "For Justice," according to

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A.R.T. Brings in Record-Breaking $1M at BOUNDLESS Gala by BroadwayWorld

The Board of Trustees of the American Repertory Theater A.R.T. just announced that the theater's annual gala Boundless, which was held at the Boston Park Plaza Castle on Monday, March 2, wit…

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Photo Flash: Broadway Gathers for Six Degrees of Stockard Channing! by BroadwayWorld

Just last night, the Lodge at the McKittrick Hotel, hosted a party celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars- Stockard Channing Six Degrees of Stockard Channing was attended by all sorts…

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30th Annual Doing Art Together Benefit to Honor Tony Danza, 3/30 by BroadwayWorld

The 30th Annual Doing Art Together Benefit - emceed by Emmy award winning NBC 4 NY traffic reporter Lauren Scala - will take place in New York City on March 30th at the Mandarin Oriental. Th…

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Hugh Jackman to Chat New Film 'Chappie' & More on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, 3/5 by TV News Desk

On Thursday, March 5th, LIVE with Kelly and Michael, hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan sit down with Tony Award winner HUGH JACKMAN to chat about his new film Chappie.

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At This Performance: KINKY BOOTS' Leading 'Lola' Understudy Timothy Ware! by Tyler Peterson

BroadwayWorld introduces our latest weekly feature, 'At This Performance with BWW' highlighting the work of Broadway's hardest-working actors - understudies and standbys

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BWW TV Exclusive: Spotlight on the Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Meet Allison Walsh & Will Burton by BroadwayWorld TV

Following an acclaimed tryout at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, An American in Paris is currently in rehearsals for its upcoming Broadway run at the Palace Theatre Broadway at 47th Street. Pr…

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Dramatists Guild Fund Launches #WriteChange Scholarship by BroadwayWorld

The Dramatists Guild Fund will award ten writers with scholarships to attend the Dramatists Guild National Conference this July 16-19 in La Jolla, CA.

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Michael Urie Stars in Gay Comedy SUCH GOOD PEOPLE, Out on DVD & VOD 4/14 by Movies News Desk

Breaking Glass Pictures is releasing Such Good People on DVD and VOD on April 14, 2015.

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Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in CBS Civil Rights Crime Drama FOR JUSTICE by TV News Desk

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose A Raisin in the Sun has signed on for the lead role in the CBS civil rights crime drama drama pilot FOR JUSTICE.

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FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of CLINTON THE MUSICAL! by Walter McBride

Clinton The Musical has found its Bills. Yes, Bills plural - it takes two actors to play the larger than life 42nd President of The United States. Playing President 'WJ' Clinton is Tom Galan…

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Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Play 54 Below This Week by BroadwayWorld

54 Below welcomed a slew of all-star guests this week, including the company of The Last Ship Company with Sting, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez in THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR, a…

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Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander to Star in Tom Hooper's THE DANISH GIRL by Movies News Desk

Working Title Films' The Danish Girl, directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper The King's Speech, Les Misrables and starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything, …

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

“Sound of Music” Star Christopher Plummer Talks Oscars Absence and Lady Gaga by Adam Hetrick

Christopher Plummer, who starred as Captain von Trapp in the Oscar-winning 1965 film adaptation of "The Sound of Music," sat down with recently and opened up about…

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‘Chicago’ at Hippodrome Theatre at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center by John Harding

Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre is having its hottest season ever. Indeed, if you shovel out of your snow and ice fast enough, you will find its current offering of Chicago making things ev…

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Synetic Theater’s next season announced by Lorraine Treanor

Beginning Sept 30, 2015, Synetic Theater’s season will offer the reprise of two critically acclaimed productions (Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night), a new wordless Shakespeare set i…

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Terry Kinney & Frank Galati Reunite for World Premiere of John Steinbeck's East of Eden by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Terry Kinney and Frank Galati, who were both part of the Tony-winning 1990 Broadway production of The Grapes of Wrath, are reuniting for another John Steinbeck work. Galati will adapt and Ki…

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Farewell, Carole! Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Looks Back on Her Wonderful Run in Broadway's Beautiful by

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t ex…

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Kate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra & More Set for Lily Awards Foundation's Play Reading Series by BroadwayWorld

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced complete casting for the Inaugural 3Plays from The Kilroys' List A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg M…

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IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Introduces Another Hilarious Winner in Wedding Inspired Broadway Giveaway! by BroadwayWorld

For the last two weeks, BroadwayWorld has been introducing you to the winners of It Shoulda Been You's incredible wedding inspired Broadway giveaway. This hilarious new musical, directed by …

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John Lahr, Kika Markham & More Make Shortlist for 2015 Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography by BroadwayWorld

The shortlist is announced today for the eighth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography - the nominees are Tennessee Williams Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr, Our Time of…

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STAGE TUBE: Find Time for Broadway Green Alliance's College Green Captain Prize! by Stage Tube

The Broadway Green Alliance BGA has launched a new contest to honor and reward College Green Captains for creating greener productions on college campuses. Winners will have brought innovati…

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TCM to Honor SOUND OF MUSIC's Christopher Plummer with Hand & Footprint Ceremony by Movies News Desk

Turner Classic Movies TCM will honor beloved actor Christopher Plummer during a handprint-footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Friday, March 27, 2015

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Theatre Songwriters Are Hams at Heart Tonight, Taking the Stage to Sing by Michael Gioia

Hams at Heart: The Best Musical Theater Writers of Our Time… Perform the Songs of Kinosian and Blair, featuring the songs of Murder for Two writers Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian, …

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Skivvies Tap Stars of Last Five Years and Hamilton to Strip in Latest Show by Adam Hetrick

Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) and Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) are among the performers who are set to bare it all in song when The Skivvies return to 42West March 16.

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Photo Flash: Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Judy Gold, and More Preview Clinton the Musical

Veronica Kuehn, Duke Lafoon, John Treacy Egan, and Kevin Zak also star in the new production, directed by Dan Knechtges.

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Theater News: Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Announce Theatre Education Award Judges

Judges will include Tony-winning actress Judith Light, president of Disney Theatrical Group Thomas Schumacher, and more.

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David Geffen Donates $100 Million to Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall to be Renamed After Him by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Media bigwig and philanthropist David Geffen has given a $100 million gift to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to lead the complete transformation of Avery Fisher Hall, which is home t…

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Knockout boxing drama “The Royal” adds performances by Hedy Weiss

To meet the high demand for tickets to its galvanic production of "The Royale," Marco Ramirez's rhythmically-powered play about boxing, race and more, the American Theater Company, 1909 W. B…

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Uptown Spring Theatre Festival to Stage “Gatsby”-esque Once Upon a Mattress by Olivia Clement

The musical theatre program at Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), a private liberal arts college on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, continues its theatre festival honoring three gener…

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SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Illusionist KEVIN JAMES by Michael J. Roberts

SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! Interview with Illusionist KEVIN JAMES from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo. Celebrated magician Kevin James discusses touring in the hit production THE ILLUSIONISTS, which wil…

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Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2015-2016 season line-up celebrating Broadway In Chicago’s 15thanniversary.  The hits just keep on coming to Chicago with th…

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The Sarah Siddons Society’s Artistic Director, Dominic Missimi, announced plans to bestow on Jessie Mueller the organization’s prestigious Actress of the Year Award. Ms. Mueller won a To…

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Spotlight On...Boris Zilberman by Michael Block

Name: Boris ZilbermanHometown: New York City by way of Kiev, Ukraine.Education: Hunter College, NYC- English Literature, Psychology. Improv- Upright Citizens Brigade, People's Improv Theater…

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Lincoln Center As OK Corral? David Geffen Will Face Down David Koch Across $200 Million Plaza by Jeremy Gerard

Call ‘em the Dueling Daves. They may not sling guns, but ultraconservative activist and philanthropist David Koch will soon be glaring directly into the defiant face of liberal-cause s…

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Novel About Bi-Sexual and Gay Black Culture Hits Stage as New Musical from Motown’s “Solid (As A Roc by Adam Hetrick

A musical adaptation of best-selling author Lynn Harris' 1994 novel "Invisible Life," which tracks one man's coming of age and his experiences in bisexual and gay cultu…

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The Week Ahead: Doug Wright’s ‘Posterity,’ With John Noble and Hamish Linklater by Ben Brantley

Henrik Ibsen, that uncompromising father of the modern drama, is the center of Mr. Wright’s new play.

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Production news round-up: February 25 to March 3 by Georgia Snow

MUSICALS • Mary Poppins is being revived for 
a UK tour, opening at Leicester Curve 
in October. The production, which was co-created

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David Geffen donates $100 million to Lincoln Center

NEW YORK (AP) -- Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts....

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Compagnie Kafig brings Brazilian street moves to DanceCleveland series by Zachary Lewis

Compagnie Kafig, coming to Playhouse Square Saturday on the DanceCleveland series, is a troupe of men from Brazil sporting a blend of hip-hop, Capoeira, acrobatics, and sheer physicality.

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David Hallberg Out for American Ballet Theater’s Spring Season by Roslyn Sulcas

Mr. Hallberg, a principal dancer, is recovering from foot surgery last fall and will not perform.

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New Promo Video For ‘Hedwig’ Starring John Cameron Mitchell (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

Check out Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s new promo video! John Cameron Mitchell stars along side Tony Winner Lena Hall at the Belasco Theatre. Golden Globe winner John Cameron Mitchell …

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Steppenwolf announces 2015-16 season, including a new play by Tracy Letts by Chris Jones

A new play by Tracy Letts, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "August: Osage County"; the regional premiere of Annie Baker's "The Flick"; a new Frank Galati adaptation of John Steinbeck's …

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'The Royal Society of Antarctica': Life and love at the bottom of the world by Chris Jones

A three-act, three-hour play set in Antarctica? At this point in this particular Chicago winter, it is hard to imagine an onstage prospect with less commercial potential. Even this critic …

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Theatre News: Bristol Proms returns in July

The event at Bristol Old Vic is now in its third year

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Review: The Talking Cure/Idle Muse Theatre Company by Zach Freeman

“The Talky Bore” would be a more apt title for this 2002 play about the birth of psychoanalysis. British playwright Christopher Hampton never finds the dramatic marrow in the tale of Sab…

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“Ugly Betty” and “Orange Is the New Black” Stars Will Perform in Series of Kilroys-Recommended Plays by Carey Purcell

Complete casting has been announced for the Inaugural (3) Plays from The Kilroys’ List: A Reading Series.

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Theatre at Kennedy Center next season: slim pickings but, what there is, is choice by Christopher Henley

To the strains of “Ride of the Valkyries,” the new President of the Kennedy Center, Deborah F. Rutter, took the stage of its Family Theatre on Tuesday morning to announce the Center’s …

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Margaret Croyden, Longtime Theatre Critic, Dies at 92 by Robert Simonson

Margaret Croyden, a drama critic and author with firm knowledge of the various forms of 20th-century avant grade theatre, and who wrote books about the work of Jerzy Grotowski and Peter …

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Theater News: Bistro Awards 30th Annual Gala to Honor Tony Winner Lillias White

Jazz headliner Carol Fredette will also receive special honors.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at noon (Broadway Time)

Gerald Sim by Michael Coveney

Stalwart actor known for playing dependable British characters Continue reading...

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Jonathan Miller and Barrie Rutter: ‘At this age, people assume you to be either dead or senile’ by Alfred Hickling

Jonathan Miller is notching up his eighth Lear. How did he persuade Barrie Rutter to play the king? By telling him it’s a comedy Continue reading...

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Letts, Baker, Guirgis Lead Steppenwolf Theatre Company 2015–16 Season by American Theatre Editors

The Chicago company's 40th season will contain a world premiere by Tracy Letts and a new adaptation of John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden.'

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David Geffen Donates $100 Million to Lincoln Center; Avery Fisher Hall Will Get New Name in 2015-16 Season by BroadwayWorld

Music and media executive and philanthropist David Geffen has given a 100 million gift to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to lead the complete transformation of its largest concert ha…

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Christopher Plummer Praises Lady Gaga's SOUND OF MUSIC Tribute: 'She Sang It So Well' by TV News Desk

In an all-new interview with, SOUND OF MUSIC star Christopher Plummer reflects on the iconic musical film, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary

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What Does Trumbull Have Against The Arts? by Howard Sherman

Remember Trumbull, Connecticut? That’s the town where a new high school principal canceled a production of the student edition of the musical Rent in the fall of 2013. The resultant outcr…

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Avery Fisher Hall To Be Renamed for Music Mogul David Geffen After $100M Gift by Adam Hetrick

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which has been seeking a benefactor to finance the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall, has revealed its high-profile donor. Music and entertainment m…

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Claire Sweeney and Peter Duncan to star in UK tour of Hairspray by David Hutchison

Claire Sweeney and Peter Duncan have been cast in the national tour of Hairspray. Tony Maudsley and Brenda Edwards will also star

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National and RSC throw weight behind new safety rules by Georgia Snow

Leading arts organisations, including the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, have welcomed new health and safety regulations that will be

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Features: My Theatre Firsts: A View From the Bridge's Michael Brandon

Hair, Marlon Brand and Penelope Cruz feature in Brandon's Theatre Firsts

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The Return of Puppet Hamlet! by Travis Bedard

I would wager that, when faced with a show you don’t know, you do something similar to the math I do. You cobble together the basic geometry of the show from the elements you do know.…

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Theater News: Edgar Allan Poe-Inspired Nevermore to Play Final Performance

The off-Broadway musical will end it run at New World Stages.

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Photos! Welcome New Revolutionaries, Innkeepers, Kids, Whores & More to Broadway’s Les Miserables by

The cast of Les Miserables welcomed a bevy of new cast members to their ranks on March 3, 2015! Click for photos of the new stars at Paramount Bar after their first performance.

Linked From at 12:22PM to Live Stream 2015 Olivier Awards Nominations on March 9

We’ll webcast the nominations live at 8am ET Monday morning here at

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Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Announce Judges for First-Ever Theatre Education Award

The panel of six judges – representing the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League and Carnegie Mellon University – will select the award finalists and winner.

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3 Winters playwright Tena Stivicic wins Susan Smith Blackburn prize by David Hutchison

Playwright Tena Stivicic has won the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play 3 Winters, which was staged at the National

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Cicely Tyson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Orange Is The New Black & More to Be Honored at GRACIES AWARDS by BroadwayWorld

Over the past 40 years, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation AWMF has annually honored exemplary women and men in the media and entertainment industry individuals who are pioneers in t…

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Jenn Colella, Erin Davie & More Set for York's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI Benefit Concert; John Tartaglia to Host! by BroadwayWorld

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mu…

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First Day of Rehearsals For ‘An American In Paris’ (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

The first day of rehearsals at The Palace Theatre for the cast of An American In Paris on Broadway! Previews begin March 13! Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris …

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Sneak Peak Of Broadway’s ‘Finding Neverland’ (VIDEO) by Broadway's Best Shows

Get a sneak peak inside rehearsals for Broadway’s Finding Neverland! Previews begin March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee,Finding Ne…

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Five Burning Questions with Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga

Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga takes the stage at Town Hall on March 14, and we're chatting with her about signature songs, Saigon and Allegiance.

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New Work by Tracy Letts, Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK & More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015-16 Season by BroadwayWorld

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey announced today the 201516 Subscription Season, which marks the company's 40th anniversary.

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Broadway-In-A-Box Grows As Key Brand Entertainment Nabs The Broadway Channel by Jeremy Gerard

What do you watch on that hotel-room TV? Key Brand Entertainment owner John Gore hopes that Kinky Boots will prevail over kinky everything else. KBE, which produces, promotes and sells ticke…

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Judith Light, Thomas Schumacher & More to Serve as Judges for Tony Awards' First Theatre Education Award by BroadwayWorld

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University CMU today announced the panel of esteemed judges for the inaugural 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award.'

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Cynthia Nixon, Elisabeth Moss Among Broadway Stars Appearing in TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Lineup by Movies News Desk

Among the theater stars who who will appear in the line up are Cynthia Nixon, Elisabeth Moss, James Franco, Ed Harris and John Leguizamo.

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Clowns and cosmos at La Jolla Playhouse by James Hebert

Spanish-language “Kikiricaja” takes the stage; 'Astronaut' continues tour

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What the black/blue or gold/white dress debate means for your show. by Ken Davenport

They’re calling it “The Dress That Broke The Internet.” I’m talking of course about that blue and black dress . . . or is it gold and white . . . wait, hold on, it…

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Allison Williams Cancels American Songbook Concert by Olivia Clement

Lincoln Center has announced that due to conflicting production schedules with her HBO series "Girls," Allison Williams' American Songbook concert will be postponed to 2016.

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Rajiv Joseph’s ‘Guards at the Taj’ finds a home and stars by Joe Dziemianowicz

Rajiv Joseph’s “Guards at the Taj” stars Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed at the Atlantic Theater Company.

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Oprah Winfrey Won’t Do Marsha Norman Play on Broadway by Patrick Healy

Scott Sanders, a Broadway producer who was organizing the revival, said that he and Ms. Winfrey were now “working closely on a new play" for her Broadway acting debut.

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A Night on Broadway for New York City High School Students by Patrick Healy

Students from five high schools will perform Monday night at Broadway’s Imperial Theater as part of the first Shubert Foundation High School Theater Festival.

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See Who’s Singing at the The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration by Andrew Gans

The York Theatre Company will offer a starry evening celebrating its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series, which has presented 100 musicals to date.

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Theater News: Broadway's Jeff Biehl Joins the Cast of David Ives' Lives of the Saints

Rick Holmes exits the Primary Stages production to take on a role in Broadway's The Visit.

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Steppenwolf 2015-16 season includes new Tracy Letts play by Chris Jones

A new play by Tracy Letts, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "August: Osage County"; the regional premiere of Annie Baker's "The Flick"; a new Frank Galati adaptation of John Steinbeck's …

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Why Was “I Have Confidence” Written? Which James Bond Actor Almost Played Captain von Trapp? Learn t by Logan Culwell

Do you count raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens amongst your favorite things? You might just be a fan of "The Sound of Music," which is currently celebrating its 50th anniv…

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Steppenwolf announces 2015-2016 season by Hedy Weiss

Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 subscription season which will mark the kickoff of the company's 40th anniversary. Among the productions to be produced will be a world premie…

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Why Was “I Have Confidence” Written? Which James Bond Actor Almost Played Captain von Trapp? The His by Logan Culwell

Do you count raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens amongst your favorite things? You might just be a fan of "The Sound of Music," which is currently celebrating its 50th anniv…

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VIDEO: First Look - Ian McKellan in Teaser Trailer for MR. HOLMES by Movies News Desk

Miramax Films and Roadside Attractions has shared a teaser trailer for Bill Condon's MR. HOLMES, starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, and Milo Parker. Check it out below

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Theatre’s “Broken Business Model”: An Open Letter to Dwayne Clarke, CEO by Melissahillman

Dear Mr. Clarke: I read the Stranger article about your play at ACT in Seattle. As a millionaire (billionaire?) CEO, it’s honestly touching that you wrote a play about your life-ch…

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Feature: A dynamic duo with Philip Ridley and David Mercatali by Mimi Launder

Image credit: Anna Soderblom With the banned Moonfleece, the hit Tender Napalm and the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award winner Dark Vanilla Jungle, writer Philip Ridley and director D…

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Theater News: Wish Hugh Jackman Would Leave Special Messages on Your Voicemail?

The League of Professional Theatre Women will make your dream a reality (sorta).

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Hold Your Peace! Going Bridal: Backstage at It Shoulda Been You with Sierra Boggess (Slightly) Delayed by Ryan McPhee

Here comes the bride…just a little later than expected! No, she doesn’t have cold feet. Just a trigger-happy finger on the “delete” button. Sierra Vloggess Boggess i…

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Key Brand Entertainment, Parent Company of, Acquires The Broadway Channel by

Key Brand Entertainment has added The Broadway Channel to its family of theater companies, which includes The media company creates Broadway-themed video for a vast number of o…

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Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Sets Closing Date Off-Broadway by

Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe will close off-Broadway on March 29. The musical play, which is written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christen…

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Will shows go on if snow goes on and on? by Peter D. Kramer

The show must go on, unless the snow goes on and on. Mother Nature—which has already forced the cancellation of at least a half-dozen rehearsals—could throw a slippery wrench int…

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Zachary Quinto, Chris Pines Among Stars Attending Funeral of Leonard Nimoy by Movies News Desk

More than 300 people were in attendance at the funeral of actor Leonard Nimoy, held in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 1st.

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NEVERMORE to Conclude Off-Broadway Run Later This Month by BroadwayWorld

NEVERMORE - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, a unique theatrical experience illuminating the haunting life story of iconic writer Edgar Allan Poe, will play its fi…

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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Star Tony Danza Set for 'Watch What Happens', 3/10 by TV News Desk

Bravo has announced that HONEYMOON IN VEGAS star Tony Danza will appear on 'Watch What Happens Live' on Tuesday, March 10th.

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SEINFELD & Theater Star Daniel Von Bargen Dies at 64 by TV News Desk

Daniel von Bargen, best known for playing George Costanza's boss Mr. Kruger during the final season of NBC's SEINFELD, has pased away at the age of 64.

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"The Events" Doesn't Live Up to Its Billing by Broadway & Me

Every show is an event of some kind but The Events, the docudrama now playing at New York Theatre Workshop, promised to be a particularly special one. Inspired by the 2011 massacre of 77 peo…

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Gothic Fantasy Musical Nevermore Announces Off-Broadway Closing Date by Olivia Clement

New World Stages has announced that Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe will play its final performance Off-Broadway March 29.

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PHOTO CALL: The Fresh Faces of Les Miz; Broadway Revival Welcomes New Fantine, Marius, Eponine, Enjo by Matthew Blank

Tony and Oliver Award nominee Gavin Lee, Erika Henningsen, Rachel Izen, Brennyn Lark, Chris McCarrell and Wallace Smith took over principal roles in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway rev…

Linked From Playbill at 11:27AM to Sell Tickets for Regal Entertainment by Brent Lang will sell tickets for Regal Entertainment Group, the country’s largest theater chain. As part of the pact, the online ticketer will service 572 theaters, boasting 7,35…

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Letters of the week by Catherine Gerbrands

Stage combat training, Actors' Church lav appeal and pronunciation corrected

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Blogs: Editor's Blog: Let's hear it for Shakespeare's Globe

The South Bank venue continues to balance artistic and commercial success

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Tickets Now On Sale For ‘Living On Love’ At The Box Office Of The Longacre Theatre by Broadway's Best Shows

Living on Love’s box office at the Longacre Theatre is now open for business! Be sure to stop by and get your tickets to see Living on Love starring Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming …

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Theatre accused of elitism after charging £500 for stalls tickets to legendary comedian Mel Brooks' solo show

You can’t put a price on comedy as David Brent famously said in The Office – although it seems Delfont Mackintosh would disagree.

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Verona's Pushcart Players will present free performances in March

Verona's Pushcart Players New Jersey's award-winning theatre for young audiences, will present free performances of "Stone Soup and Other Stories" throughout March at various…

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A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, Gender-Defying Staging of Macbeth Will Play NYC by Olivia Clement

The Manhattan Shakespeare Project will present the world premiere of Macbeth: The Unsex Me Here Project, in which audiences will be able to decide which actors portray which iconic character…

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Video: Watch “Chappie” Press Conference, Featuring Hologram of Hugh Jackman by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, recently on Broadway in The River, took part in a Madrid press conference for the upcoming film "Chappie" Feb. 28.

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Preview: Chicago Inspired/Thodos Dance Chicago by Sharon Hoyer

RECOMMENDED Thodos Dance’s winter concert at the Harris gathers short rep pieces from a half dozen Chicago-based choreographers, including a new work by founder Melissa Thodos. The program…

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Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Munsey Offers a ‘Big Comedy Hug’ by Norman Allen

On That Note! focuses on the individual artists who come together in the process of creating a work of musical theatre. This week, actor Lawrence Munsey uncovers the power of a long term act…

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Rupert Everett, Matilda the Musical headline upcoming Mirvish season by Edward Wilson

Rupert Everett, Matilda the Musical and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder are just a few of the notable names coming to Toronto for Mirvish’s 2015–2016 season.

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The Broadway Channel Acquired by Broadway Across America’s Parent Company

Key Brand Entertainment, the firm that owns a stable of theater-related companies including Broadway Across America and, has added one more to its portfolio with the acquisit…

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Theater News: Aladdin Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Set for Cabaret Performance

The Genie will also perform songs from Memphis and Spelling Bee.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Tweeters Rejoice! Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick and Annoying Actor Friend Nominated for Best in by Michael Gioia

Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick and Internet parody Annoying Actor Friend are among the nominees for this year's Shorty Awards, honoring the best of social media.

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ArtsBeat: Oprah Winfrey Won’t Join ”night, Mother’ on Broadway by Patrick Healy

Scott Sanders, a Broadway producer who was organizing the revival, said that he and Ms. Winfrey were now “working closely on a new play that would mark her Broadway acting debut.”

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Director exits stage left to join the rude botanicals by Tabard

Tabard often wonders what the great and good of theatre do with their lives once they’re through with the industry.  Do they

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Abundance Off Broadway, Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre, TACT Reviewed by Shani R. Friedman BOTTOM LINE: A strong ensemble vividly portrays the pull and peril of female friendship in the unch…

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Things to see and do, March 4–14 by Artsatl Staff

Always artful, the Atlanta Botanical Garden presents Orchid Daze: Pop! Floral displays inspired by Pop Art are on view in its orchid center through April

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Liverpool theatre’s mane man: Roger Hill by Sue Nelson

Many of Merseyside’s actors and musicians owe their careers to a man famed for sporting a magnificent mohican – or, in the guise of his brassy alter ego Mandy Romero, a blonde wig. David…

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From Naked to Antigone: Juliette Binoche on stage – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Antigone at the Barbican, with Juliette Binoche in the lead role and directed by Ivo van Hove, is one of this year’s hottest tickets. Revisit the French star’s acclaimed career in the th…

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Piece of My Heart’s Zak Resnick Will Rock Rockwood With Joey Contreras at Free Concert by Michael Gioia

Zak Resnick, who starred as Bert Berns in the Off-Broadway musical Piece of My Heart, will join singer-songwriter Joey Contreras for a free Rockwood Music Hall concert March 22.

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UPDATE: Oprah Winfrey 'Working Closely on New Play' to Mark Broadway Debut by TV News Desk

In an email to The New York Times received Tuesday night, Scott Sanders, the Broadway producer who was organizing the revival, shared that he and Ms. Winfrey were now working closely on a ne…

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Broadway Green Alliance Forms New Contest for College Students by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway Green Alliance BGA has launched a new contest to honor and reward College Green Captains for creating greener productions on college campuses. Winners will have brought innovat…

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PHOTO CALL: New John Kander Musical Kid Victory, Starring Sarah Litzsinger and Christiane Noll, Open by Krissie Fullerton

Kid Victory, the world-premiere musical from famed composer John Kander and playwright Greg Pierce, officially opened Feb. 28 following previews that began Feb. 17 at the Signature Theat…

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Photo Flash: There's a New Carole in Town- First Look at Chilina Kennedy in BEAUTIFUL! by BroadwayWorld

Award-winning Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut as 'Mary Magdalene' in Jesus Christ Superstar, has nabbed the title role in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the…

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Save Up to 45% to See Tyne Daly in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU by Contests - Broadway

Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, and Lisa Howard in IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. A New Musical by Brian Hargrove Book and Lyrics and Barbara Anselmi Music, directed by Tony-winner David Hy…

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Helen Mirren Compares British and American Audiences by Andrew Gans

At the recent Roundabout Theatre Company gala honoring Oscar winner Helen Mirren, who can currently be seen on Broadway reprising her role as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Aud…

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Stories Round the Campfire by Amparo Garcia-Crow

(This post is part of the Audience (R)Evolution online salon curated by Caridad Svich for the TCG Audience (R)Evolution Convening in Kansas City, MO in 2015.) Having served previously as b…

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LEADERSHIP CORNER: On Legacy Keeping and Leading from Within — FROM THE GREEN ROOM: Dance/USA's e-Journal by Lisa Traiger

Katherine Brown is executive director of New York City Ballet, and in that capacity oversees the management and administrative functions of the ballet and the David H. Koch Theater and manag…

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INTO THE WOODS' Meryl Streep Receives 'Best Villain' MTV Movie Award Nomination by Movies News Desk

MTV today revealed the nominees for the '2015 MTV Movie Awards.' INTO THE WOODS star Meryl Streep was among the nominees in the category of 'Best Villain' for her role of 'The Witch' in the …

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"Hir" by Arthur Dorman

"Hir," Mac Taylor's two-act play now at Mixed Blood Theatre, is a remarkable achievement, a melding of ideas, performance, direction, and design that is entertaining, disturbing, and though-…

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Cygnet invites 'Lady' for another dance by James Hebert

Old Town theater brings back reconceived but still intimate take on classic musical.

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American Ballet Theatre signs Encinitas dancer by Nina Garin

Encinitas' Scout Forsythe returns to SoCal to dance in ABT's "The Sleeping Beauty"

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Laura Benanti stars in a 'a love letter to New York City' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- People recognize Laura Benanti on the street these days. They just don't know why....

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Chicago Theater Review: THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ANTARCTICA (The Gift Theatre) by Barnaby Hughes

SMART DRAMA REVEALS POLAR ATTRACTION A world premiere production, Mat Smart’s The Royal Society of Antarctica at The Gift Theatre is easily one of the year’s best new plays. Smart, who w…

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Boston playwright creates electric ‘Fence’ by Tenley Woodman, Tenley Woodman

Dorchester native Catherine O’Neill proves that indeed, there are second acts in American lives.The 56-year-old was a mayoral liaison during Thomas M. Menino’s administration, hosted her…

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Great Lakes Theater's 'Dial "M" for Murder' gleams, but there's too little life beneath the surface sheen by Andrea Simakis

Though director Charles Fee delivers an elegant production buffed to a high shine, this "Dial 'M' " isn't as nimble as Knott's wily villain.

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Telly Leung on ‘The World of Extreme Happiness’, Sondheim, and His Love of Madonna by Jose Solis

From Glee to Godspell, and Pacific Overtures, Telly Leung has become one of the most beloved musical theatre actors of his generation, having lent his pristine voice to a varied array of cha…

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Dream Cast: How To Get Away With Murder by Spotted Staff

More than anything, when I see something I think could or should be a show, I love to speculate about who would play what roles. I love the way casting works and I love sticking my favorite,…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9am (Broadway Time)

See Which Broadway Stars Are Featured in Tribeca Film Festival Lineup by Andrew Gans

Twelve films have been announced for the World Narrative category in the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 15-26. Ninety-seven feature-length titles will be part of th…

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Susan Grace

Today’s Highlights: * Jerry’s Girls, directed by Kate Golledge, featuring Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones and Sarah-Louise Young, opens at London’s St. James Studio. * 39th Humana Festiva…

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Helen Mirren Goes Full Circle

Roundabout Theatre honors ‘The Audience’ star at its spring gala, with performances from Alan Cumming, Kelli O’Hara, and Laura Osnes and presentations from Jennifer Garner and Alec Bal…

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Broadway's 'Beautiful' Gets a New Carole King

Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy is attempting a musical-theater hat trick: Taking the lead in a moneymaking Broadway show, playing a beloved American singer-songwriter, and filling the shoe…

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Alex Sharp Will Host Shubert Foundation's First High School Theatre Festival by BroadwayWorld

The first annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools will take place on Monday, March 9 at Broadway's Imperial Theatre 249 West 45th Street at 70…

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Brightman waiting in the sky by Tabard

Everyone must have heard by now of Sarah Brightman’s plans to launch herself into space. The singer is now planning a 10-day

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Fuse Dance Review: Where Minimalism Went by Arts Fuse Editor

Minimalism doesn't make narrative or emotional demands. It shows you a surface, and if there's anything below the surface, you draw your own conclusions.

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/4/15- ANNIE GET YOUR GUN by Stage Tube

Today in 1999, Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 1045 performances.Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book …

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Photo Coverage: LES MISERABLES Welcomes New Leads at the Imperial Theatre! by Jennifer Broski

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil amp Schonberg's Les Miserables just welcomed several new cast members for its second year on Broadway last night, March 3 at The Impe…

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Baby, It's Cold Outside - Frigid New York Festival, 2015 by Leah Richards

Erik: A Play About a Puppet Directed by Jerrod Bogard and Written by John Patrick Bray  Rising Sun Performance Company  Kraine Theater 85 E 4th St., New York, NY 10003 …

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Watch Judi Dench Demonstrate Bollywood Dance Move, “Wash the Dog, and Clap When It’s Over” by Andrew Gans

Dame Judi Dench, who can be seen in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," was recently a guest on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

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Hunter Parrish, Lance Bass & More to Guest in Amazon Original Series HAND OF GOD by BroadwayWorld

Amazon today announced Erykah Badu Black Dynamite, Lance Bass Hell amp Back, Hunter Parrish The Good Wife, Jon Tenney Scandal and Jacob Vargas Sons of Anarchy will guest star in the highly-a…

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Apollo Theater to Celebrate 100th Birthday Billie Holiday by Sandi Durell

  The Apollo Theater in collaboration with Absolutely Live Entertainment will celebrate the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday with presentations honoring the late jazz and blues singer a…

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Publicist Says Maggie Smith Only Joking About DOWNTON ABBEY Exit by TV News Desk

On Tuesday, Milk Publicity, which represents the series, told the Associated Press that Smith's comments were meant to be taken lightheartedly

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Review: The Royal Society of Antarctica/The Gift Theatre by Zach Freeman

The television series “Lost” followed people trapped on a tropical island. Primarily driven by character development, the series ran for six seasons. The Gift Theatre’s World Premiere …

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Wick's MAN OF LA MANCHA Starring George Dvorsky by BroadwayWorld

The Wick presents MAN OF LA MANCHA February 26 - March 28, 2015, starring George Dvorsky with Robert Anthony Jones and Alix Paige. Check out a first look below

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Third London Festival of Cabaret to Include Kerry Ellis, Jack Jones, Scott Alan, Janie Dee and More by Mark Shenton

The program for the third London Festival of Cabaret (LFoC), running April 28-May 11, will include appearances by Kerry Ellis, Jack Jones, Scott Alan with Cynthia Erivo, Janie Dee, Anita…

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Apollo Theater to Celebrate 100th Birthday of Blues Legend Billie Holiday by BroadwayWorld

The Apollo Theater will celebrate the 100th birthday of blues legend Billie Holiday with a series of special events.

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Henning Wehn review – German comedy ambassador’s devilish reception by Brian Logan

Leicester Square theatre, LondonWehn dials down the Teutonic stereotypes to launch into material other comics might find too weighty – such as the farce of the London housing market Contin…

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Readers recommend: songs to the power of two – results dance mix by Mnemonic

In part two of a special roundup covering a month-long double topic, RR regular Mnemonic follows Barbryn’s list with a two-step on the dance floor Continue reading...

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WAKE UP with BWW 3/4/2015 - 'HUNCHBACK' Swings Into Paper Mill 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 'HUNCHBACK' swings into New Jersey and…

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THE ACADEMY AWARDS to Return to Only Five Best Picture Nominees? by Movies News Desk

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering a return to selecting only five best picture nominees, a reversal in their current policy of choosing up to 10 films for the hi…

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Review:Brooklynite at by Jon Magaril

Its band of heroes may not be at their best, but they eek out a minor victory in their major effort to fight the good fight with heart, humor, and exceptional skill. .

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Ticket touts could face £5k bill under new laws by Georgia Snow

Secondary ticketing agents could face fines of up to £5,000 if they do not comply with new regulations set out in an amendment

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Tameside Hippodrome takeover talks offer fresh hope for Manchester venue by Georgia Snow

Campaigners bidding to reopen Manchester’s Tameside Hippodrome are celebrating a major breakthrough after entering into negotiations with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council – which…

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VIDEO: Watch CHAPPIE's Hugh Jackman Attend the First Ever Holographic Press Conference by Movies News Desk

Hugh Jackman recently attended the first-ever holographic press conference, along with Neil Blomkamp to discuss his newest role in CHAPPIE with the Sony Spain press.

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New York City Dreams by Edlyn Griffin

In the city of dreams, must all of our dreams have the same trajectory? In this tough world of artistry and politics, can one small city be the key to unlock all of our aspirations? Can one …

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Donald Marguiles's THE COUNTRY HOUSE Script Now Available by Pat Cerasaro

Get your copy of THE COUNTRY HOUSE now

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Hamlet: March 5 by Harry Venning

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The Redheads: Alicia Terri & Corky by Sandi Durell

    Review by Joe Regan Jr.     On Tuesday, March 3, two veteran singers, teamed up to give us “The Redheads: Alicia Terri & Corky” at the Metropolitan... The pos…

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VIDEO: Judi Dench Teaches Jimmy an Indian Dance Move on TONIGHT by TV News Desk

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Judi Dench teaches Jimmy an indian dance move and talks about her film Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and her love of the James Bond franchise.

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Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More! by BroadwayWorld

In the 2015-16 season, David Mirvish will present 14 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and four s…

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Mason at Mama’s in March by Sandi Durell

            Review by Joe Regan Jr.   Karen Mason, who opened the big room at Don’t Tell Mama 33 years ago with her long time... The post Mason at Mama&#…

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BWW's On This Day - March 4, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Solace of the Road review – Siobhan Dowd’s novel is a runaway success on stage by Alfred Hickling

Derby theatreThe late author’s tale about a teenager who road-trips around Ireland under a false persona proves a great vehicle for Rebecca RyanSiobhan Dowd, who died of cancer in 2007 age…

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Manville and McAvoy will announce Olivier nods by Matthew Hemley

Lesley Manville and James McAvoy are to announce this year’s nominations for the Olivier Awards. The nominations will be revealed on March

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Obituary: Pamela Cundell by Michael Quinn

Family legend had it that Pamela Cundell was a distant relative of Henry Condell, the manager of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men theatrical

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Katie Colombus: Dance gets a manifesto, but it’s white noise in election year by Katie Colombus

Dance UK last week published its manifesto on dance – a paper put together by a group of MPs who have been

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Art review: Sacramento, look closer at Jeff Koons’ work

Will the artwork for the new arena be a world class sculpture or an ironic put-on? … Click to Continue »

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Theatre News: Russell Tovey apologises for branding drama students 'effeminate'

The actor got in hot water on Twitter following comments in a recent interview

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Theatre News: Cast announced for UK tour of Hairspray

Freya Sutton, Claire Sweeney and Brenda Edwards are among the company

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Theatre News: Manville and McAvoy to unveil Oliviers nominees

The acclaimed duo will host the announcement next Monday

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Theatre News: Shortlist announced for Sheridan Morley prize

This year's nominees include Richard Eyre, Kika Markham and Andrew Sachs

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Casting Announced for New U.K. Tour of Hairspray Announced by Mark Shenton

Casting has been announced for a new U.K. tour of Hairspray that will begin performances at Leicester's Curve Sept. 9, then embark on a 40-week nationwide tour.

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Olivier Award Nominations Will Be Live-Streamed March 9 by Mark Shenton

Nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard are to be announced March 9 by Lesley Manville (winner of the 2014 Best Actress Olivier) and James McAvoy (currently starring in The R…

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Cirque du Soleil Seeking a Broadway Home? by Robert Viagas

Cirque du Soleil, the Canada-based circus-style entertainment company, is looking to take over Broadway’s Lyric Theatre after the current tenant, On the Town, completes its run the…

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Report: Cirque du Soleil Wants Lyric Theatre After On the Town by Robert Viagas

Cirque du Soleil, the Canada-based circus-style entertainment company, is looking to take over Broadway’s Lyric Theatre after the current tenant, On the Town, completes its run the…

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Here's what's topping St. Louis Shazam charts

St. Louis' most-Shazamed tracks, brought to you exclusively by Go! Magazine and

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St. Louis Zoo's grizzly bear, Bert, dies

The bear was euthanized Tuesday after an exam revealed irreversible health problems.

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Tena Stivicic wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize by Agency

The playwright is now planning a new play for the National Theatre

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Tony winners Matilda and Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder part of new Mirvish season by Richard Ouzounian

The Judas Kiss with Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde is also part of 2014/15 playbill.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)

‘New York Spring Spectacular’ Brings High Kicks to Radio City Music Hall by William Grimes

The show, featuring the Rockettes and others, is a springtime counterweight to the theater’s Christmas program.

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Polls: Poll: Which book would you most like to see adapted for the stage?

To celebrate World Book Day on 5 March, we'd like to know which book you would most like to see adapted for the stage

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Simon Munnery – review by Brian Logan

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NEWS: UKIP conference disturbed by dancing Nazis by James Lillywhite

A musical theatre production has disrupted the UKIP party conference by performing a number on a tank, dressed as Nazis. Cast members from The Producers turned up outside the Margate confer…

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It’s a courtroom debate brought to life in ‘Inherit the Wind’

The Barn Theatre of Montville will present “Inherit The Wind,” written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and directed by Todd Mills.

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It’s down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ at Fine Arts Connection in Pine Brook

Fine Arts Connection, a performing arts studio in Pine Brook, will present its first main stage community theater play, “Rabbit Hole.”

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Dover High School: Growing up in the Addams family is anything but ‘normal’

Dover High School will present its spring musical, “The Addams Family."

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 4am (Broadway Time)

It’s time for audiences to be less uptight by Maddy Costa

‘Relaxed’ performances, aimed at people with disabilities and their carers, are few and far between – but they have benefits for all of us. The whole point of theatre is that disruptio…

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Honour Bayes: Stop, collaborate and… challenge the artistic status quo? by Honour Bayes

An exciting new trend of collaborations between artists and academics is gaining traction across the country. Campus theatres like the Nuffield are

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Simon Munnery on Mark Lamarr’s masterclass in handling hecklers by Simon Munnery

Comedy in the late 80s was a bear pit and Edinburgh’s Late’n’Live was as tough as they come. When Mark Lamarr went on stage, the place erupted – and then he demolished the crowdMark …

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What Department Gets Assigned Community Engagement? by Joe Patti

Who Is In Charge of Engagement? Someone comes up to you and says they really enjoyed the program they attended and want to spread the word to their friends and get them involved, to whom do …

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Menopause the Musical by Lyn Gardner

0 stars (no stars) Shaw, London Continue reading...

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Mark Shenton: An insider’s guide to Broadway on the web by Mark Shenton

You’re already in the best online place, of course, for all British theatre news, reviews and opinion by reading this on The

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Tommy review – frustratingly misguided adaptation of the Who's rock opera by Fred McConnell

Her Majesty’s, Adelaide festivalEric Mingus’s staged ‘re-imagining’ of the 1969 concept album gutted both music and plot, leaving fans frustrated and newcomers none the wiser Continu…

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The Peakless Mountain by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief I love playing golf. It’s a great game. You’re outside, most of the time in picturesque locations with hopefully perfect weather. I also love …

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Judges Named for Teacher Award To Be Given at Tonys by Robert Viagas

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University have named judges for the Theatre Education Award, which will recognize outstanding K-12 theatre teachers. The inaugural award will be give…

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Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill by BroadwayWorld

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla. Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Baltimore Mayor Is Chicago Star Tonight by Andrew Gans

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake makes her theatrical debut when she joins the cast of the national tour of the Tony-winning musical Chicago March 4 for a single performance …

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THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Little Women Star Maureen McGovern Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audi…

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Bells Ring as Hunchback Swings Into Paper Mill Tonight by Carey Purcell

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the new musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and animated Disney film, begins performances at the Paper Mill Playhouse March 4. Michael Arden, Patrick…

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“One Life to Live” Award Winner to Sing Sondheim, Sara Bareilles and More On His New Album by Adam Hetrick

Nicholas Rodriguez, who made his Broadway debut in Tarzan and later went on to win a GLAAD Award for his performance on "One Life to Live," will release his debut solo album "…

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PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: MARCH 4 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1922 Eugene O'Neill's drama The First Man describes the strange tale of a scientist who curses the unborn child in his wife's womb. The wife dies in childbirth and the child thr…

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Box Office Opens Today for Broadway’s Living on Love, Starring Rene Fleming by Andrew Gans

The box office at the Longacre Theatre, which will soon be home to Joe DiPietro’s Living on Love, opens for business March 4.

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London Revival of Jerry’s Girls Opens Tonight, Starring Anna-Jane Casey by Mark Shenton

Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones and Sarah-Louise Young headline a London revival of the 1985 Broadway revue Jerry's Girls that celebrates the work of composer Jerry Herman and officia…

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French Cinema by Barry

Rendez-vous with French Cinema, March 6-15: Special Events to Celebrate FSLC Series' 20th Anniversary               By: Ellis Nassour Film Society of Lincoln Center, presenter…

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Theater News: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Set to Make Its U.S. Premiere

The dramatic retelling of the famous love story begins performances tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse.

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PHOTO CALL: The Mystery of Love and Sex, Starring Diane Lane, Opens Off-Broadway by Joseph Marzullo

Academy Award nominee Diane Lane and Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub return to the New York Stage in Bathsheba Doran's The Mystery of Love & Sex, which officially opened Off-Broad…

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