Sunday, February 26, 2017 at noon (Broadway Time)

Review: Review: Hansel and Gretel (Leeds Grand Theatre and tour)

Opera North's creatively dazzling reinvention of a much-loved family opera

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11am (Broadway Time)

The Arts on the Stamps of the World — February 26 by Doug Briscoe

An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.

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The Feast of Fools is Upon Us by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the great Romantic novelist, playwright, essayist, and political figure Victor Hugo (1802-1885). I have many future posts within me about this great artist; one unav…

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Bill Paxton Passes Away Age 61 Following Complications from Surgery by BroadwayWorld

NBC New York is reporting that actor Bill Paxton TWISTER, TITANIC has passed away following complications from surgery. He was 61.

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Tickets On Sale Tomorrow for INDECENT at the Cort Theatre Box Office by BroadwayWorld

The Cort Theatre box office will open Monday, February 27 at noon for INDECENT, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, it was announced today by produce…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Trio of Broadway Stars Preview IN THE HEIGHTS Tune at Hollywood Pre-Oscar Event by BroadwayWorld

Page Six reports that the smash hit star has been enjoying pre-Oscar events in Hollywood

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 10am (Broadway Time)

5 “Lost Films” I Can Live Without Seeing by Trav S.D.

Well, this is more of a headline that a blogpost, I’m afraid. It seemed like a nice heretical stunt until I tried to draw up the list. I started with ten, and then realized I’d b…

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REVIEW: The Understudy, Canal Cafe Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Sophie Adnitt

By Sophie Adnitt A witty and very enjoyable look at the world of star casting, The Understudy is a must see for those involved in the theatre business and those curious about behind the scen…

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Speech and Debate review – tech-savvy kids battle with a phoney adult world by Michael Billington

Trafalgar Studios, LondonPatsy Ferran shines in Stephen Karam’s shapeshifting off-Broadway hit about teenage dilemmas and predatory adults set around a school rhetoric contestFirst seen of…

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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Broadway's Newest Stars, Michael Xavier & Siobhan Dillon, Talk Navigating SUNSET BOULEVARD by Richard Ridge

Two of Broadway's newest stars come straight from the West End, where they've been navigating the twisting, frenzied SUNSET BOULEVARD, which opened earlier this month at the Palace Theatre. …

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 9am (Broadway Time)

New York Theater Quiz February 2017 by New York Theater

How well were you paying attention to the theater in February? Answer these 13 quiz questions to find out.

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Razzie Awards Announce 'Winners' of Cinema's Worst of the Worst by BroadwayWorld

The crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive that this year's 37th Annual Razzie Awards is expanding from 5 nominees to an unprecedented 6 contenders in each of its 9 Worst Achievemen…

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Seann Walsh review – enjoyable riffs on crumbs and courgetti by Brian Logan

Theatre Royal, Brighton Walsh wears his comic curmudgeonliness well as he rebels against sober maturity, clean eating, Tinder, vapes and smartphonesProfessional curmudgeon is a familiar stan…

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REVIEW: Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves This is the greatest American musical since ‘Sweeney Todd’. I have seen it twice this week, in the wonderful production by the American director, Victoria Bussert…

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BWW Feature: Building FENCES - A Journey From Stage To Screen and the Legacy of August Wilson by Jeffrey Walker

From the Broadway stage to the Pulitzer Prize, back to Broadway, and now as a film adaptation with four Oscar nominations, FENCES has riveted audiences for more than 30 years. The film, dir…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8am (Broadway Time)

FROM DOWN UNDER: The Play That Goes Wrong by Simon Parris

All this merry mayhem is, of course, the creative construct of highly successful English troupe Mischief Theatre Company, who struck West End gold with The Play That Goes Wrong.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7am (Broadway Time)

NY Pops: Caissie Levy, Tony Yazbeck On Board March 10 by Sandi Durell

      On March 10, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage,…

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Musicals That Never Made It to Broadway: A New 54 Below Series by Sandi Durell

  With all the musicals that come aboard and make it to Broadway, it’s remarkable how many were “Broadway Bound” but never got there!  Well, Rob Schneider and Jennif…

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HOW TO COME OUT BLACK – Yard Theatre by Daniel Perks

How to create a satirical, multimedia performance, inspired by How To Come Out Black: Pick a popular topic that is relatable and highly commented on.

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BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2017

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

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Quizzes: Test your theatre knowledge: Oscar winning thespians

How well do you know your theatrical award-winners?

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Review: “Key for Two” at The Little Theatre of Alexandria by William Powell

When I hear the words “British” and “Farce” together, I usually think of the stereotypical over-the-top show involving: a. slamming doors, b. cheating spouses, and c. people running …

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Features: Confessions of a Box Office Manager: When drink orders go wrong

A customer gets riled up as bar staff get the all-important drinks order wrong

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4am (Broadway Time)

TOUCHED – Nottingham by Ian Foster

Set in 1945 in the 100 day period between VE Day and VJ Day, it focuses on the lives of the women left holding the country together in this time of great upheaval, which shows no signs of sl…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Observer/Anthony Burgess runner-up: Shostakovich’s The Nose, Royal Opera by Giles Masters by Giles Masters

In this essay, one of two runners-up in the Observer/Anthony Burgess prize, Masters conveys the absurdity of this modernist piece of Russian theatre• The winning review: Susan Sheahan on E…

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Othello review – sheer force of feeling by Susannah Clapp

Tobacco Factory, BristolPowerful performances from fine young actors bring fresh power to this sensual, subtle reinventionRichard Twyman is not resident at the Tobacco Factory. Yet his marve…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream review – a dark and muddy vision by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic, LondonIt’s all mire, ire and menace in Joe Hill-Gibbins’s heavy-going productionMud sticks. The most immediately striking feature of Joe Hill-Gibbins’s staging of A Midsumme…

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Fiddler on the Roof review – imaginative and otherworldly by Clare Brennan

Everyman, LiverpoolThe classic musical about village custom and community is the perfect choice to launch artistic director Gemma Bodinetz’s new repertory ensembleThe bare stage looks simp…

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Danza Contemporánea de Cuba review – hot and horny in Havana by Luke Jennings

Barbican, LondonSensuality, isolation and identity are explored in three stellar works by this joyous Cuban troupeThere can be few dance companies in the world as handsome and accomplished a…

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Twelfth Night review – on high gend by Susannah Clapp

Olivier, LondonTamsin Greig is a magnetic Malvolia in an extravagant production that gleefully refocuses Shakespeare’s comedyShe is a 21st-century puritan: her religion is herself; her bod…

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Review: ‘Motherhood Out Loud’ at Vagabond Players by William Powell

There’s no one like your mother, as an old song goes. Vagabond Players’ production of Motherhood Out Loud, wonderfully directed by Rikki Howie Lacewell, explores that theme and nearly ev…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Tosca by Arts Review

Judging by the packed house on opening night, Opera Australia Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini’s strategy of presenting revivals of the company’s most popular productions with interes…

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Music review: A program on literary themes at the SLSO by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sir Andrew Davis makes a strong case for 'Belshazzar's Feast'

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Back from Spain, SLSO looks back on a successful tour by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Staff, musicians and audiences all found it a success

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Review: Carmen (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2017) by John Olson

For Lyric Opera's 2017 production of Geoges Bizet's Carmen, they have successfully adapted it to 1930s Spain. And to amp up the entertainment value, Lyric Opera has brought in Broadway showm…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1am (Broadway Time)

PIAF: Betroffenheit by Arts Review

Never before has a show disturbed, frightened and entranced me more than Betroffenheit. A contemporary exploration of addiction, depression and trauma, written and performed by Jonathon You…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Film News: 2017 Academy Awards Are Set to Be Announced

Broadway favorites Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and many others are nominees.

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15 Moving Pictures from the Original West Side Story by Hannah Vine

The New York Public Library took promotional and rehearsal images from the original production and created short movies.

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La La Land Heads Into Academy Awards With 14 Nominations by Playbill Staff

The 89th Annual Academy Awards are held February 26 in Los Angeles.

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Letter from London: Out and About on the West End Theatre Scene by Ruth Leon

One viewer’s take on Reza’s Art, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and the stage adaptation of The Kite Runner.

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Why Accompanying Herself at Auditions Paid Off for The Great Comet’s Grace McLean by Michael Gioia

The star of Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 takes us through her audition repertoire.

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Stage preview: Pittsburgh welcomes wicked 'Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” launched playwright Martin McDonagh’s career as the Irish king of the deepest, darkest comedies to be seen on a stage and sent the Druid Theatre Company o…

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