Saturday, May 23, 2015 at noon (Broadway Time)

Review:Butler by Gloria Millser

Barrington Stage Company opens its 2015 second stage season with the unusual production of Richard Strand's play based on an actual historical event of the American Civil War.

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From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway by Sally Henry

Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some …

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Theater Review | Connecticut: Theater Review: First Lady Runs the Country When President Wilson Can’t by Sylviane Gold

Joe DiPietro’s “The Second Mrs. Wilson,” in its world premiere in New Haven, explores one of the most complicated and fascinating relationships ever in the White House.

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Theater Review | New Jersey: Review: In ‘The Goldilocks Zone’ at Mill Hill Playhouse, Seeking Mr. ‘Just Right’ by Michael Sommers

In Ian August’s play, when four people must decide whether to have a baby, things can become awkward.

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Theater Review | Westchester: Review: ‘Small World’ Pits Disney and Stravinsky in Duel of Ideas by David Dewitt

The play, at Penguin Repertory Theater in Stony Brook, imagines Walt Disney debating Igor Stravinsky part of the creative process that produced “Fantasia.”

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‘A Prairie Home Companion’ with Garrison Keillor and Special Guests Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan at the Filene Center at Wolf by Jessica Vaughan

The Filene Center launched the summer season at Wolf Trap with another visit by Garrison Keillor and the news from . The United States Navy Band joined Keillor and the usual suspects onstage…

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Review Roundup: MACBETH Premieres at Cannes Film Festival, Starring Michael Fassbender by Review Roundups

A new feature film adaptation of William Shakespeare's bloody tragedy MACBETH starring international superstars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard just premiered at the Cannes Film Fest…

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“Clipper Castaways” at Battery Park by Trav S.D.

Filed under: Burlesk, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS Tagged: Battery Park, Clipper Castaways, Clipper City, Dances of Vice, Manhattan By Sail, pirates

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Spotlight On...Courtney Jones by Michael Block

Name: Courtney JonesHometown: Racine, WIEducation: BFA in Musical Theater, University of Wisconsin- Stevens PointSelect Credits: Viola in Twelfth Night (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks)Why …

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Ireland Votes to Legalize Gay Marriage by BroadwayWorld

Early poll numbers indicate that Ireland may very well be the first nation to legalize gay marriage by popular vote.

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The Columbia Festival of the Arts Runs June 12-27, 2015: Events, and A Reflection of the Jim Rouse Dream by Susan Brall

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is in the 28th  year. It began is an offshoot of the Columbia Fair that celebrated the anniversary of the city. On the 20th anniversary celebration they ad…

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Vincent in Brixton – review by Alfred Hickling

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Continue reading...

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2015 Tony Nominee Secrets: THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren on 'Stripper Shoes' by

Get Tickets to THE AUDIENCE THE AUDIENCE Tony nominee Helen Mirren on what gift she wants sent backstage and a bad habit she just can't break.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10am (Broadway Time)

The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe by John Morrison

This excellent production by Jonathan Munby, with Jonathan Pryce as Shylock, couldn't be more different from the last one I saw -- Rupert Goold's hyped-up version set in a Las Vegas casino. …

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The Audience Tony Nominee Helen Mirren on the Usefulness of 'Stripper Shoes' by

The Audience Tony nominee Helen Mirren on what gift she wants sent backstage and the usefulness of "stripper shoes."

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New Musical from Jill Santoriello in the Works by BroadwayWorld

The A TALE OF TWO CITIES songwriter is working on a new musical, IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST, a dark love story based on the true account of Carl Von Cosel, an X-ray technician who attempted to …

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/23/15- FINIAN'S RAINBOW by Stage Tube

Today in 1960, Finian's Rainbow opened at the 46th Street Theatre now the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Finian's Rainbow is a musical with a book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg…

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Review: Partita 2, Sadler’s Wells by Roxana Haines

On the empty stage at Sadler’s Wells, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Boris Charmatz and Amandine Beyer present Partita 2, a feat of choreography and the act of layering that ultimately …

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Fuse Book Review: “Girl of My Dreams” — A Vivid Look at Hollywood and History by Roberta Silman

Peter Davis knows Hollywood from the inside and has written a splendid novel about the great days of Tinsel Town with the kind of passion you rarely see anywhere these days.

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"The Way We Get By" and "What I Did Last Summer" Go Outside Their Comfort Zones by Broadway & Me

There’s a comfort in the familiar that makes it’s hard to try something new, particularly when the rewards roll in for doing the same old thing. So although I have mixed feelings ab…

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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Tony Yazbeck! by BroadwayWorld TV

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang ou…

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Stars of Slapstick #210: Dorothy Lee by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Dorothy Lee (Marjorie Elizabeth Millsap, 1911-1999). Los Angeles born Lee jumped into vaudeville at age 14, and married an adagio dancer named Robert Booth two yea…

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Fine Cast Still Can’t Make Book Club Much Of A Page Turner by Bill Hirschman

Professionalism is the only explanation why this much talent—the cream of South Florida theater from the director to the cast to the creative team -- invested itself so deeply into the fla…

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Trends: The Rise of the Telerehearsal: You No Longer Need to Be in the Same Room to Create Theater

Two groups of artists (one on Broadway, one off-off-Broadway) explain how Internet technology is changing their process.

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Amanda Seyfried Talks Family, Ted 2, and Finding Love on Instagram - Vogue by Jonathan Van Meter

As Ted 2 hits the big screen, Amanda Seyfried gears up for her stage debut in a sizzling two-hander from Neil LaBute.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Rupert Goold and Robert Icke interview on the Almeida's Greeks season and their creative spark

Meet Rupert and Robert: the former is one of Britain’s most feted theatre directors, the latter one of its most fast-rising.

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What Don Draper, David Letterman had to say about retirement by Chris Jones

Within the space of 72 hours last week, a pair of aging alpha males, one real, one fictional, said goodbye for good. Both feel like the last of their breed. Both carried great symbolic weigh…

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BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

An Evening with Al Pacino, Eventim Apollo, review: 'Pacino crackles with charisma' by Lucinda Everett

It might feel a little like a fan convention in disguise, but An Evening with Al Pacino is still a lot of fun, says Lucinda Everett

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Interviews: James Lapine: 'Everything I do with Sondheim is a pleasure'

The Into the Woods writer has enjoyed a 35-year working relationship with Stephen Sondheim, though they disagree about Lady Gaga

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Cock by Michael Billington

Royal Court, London Continue reading...

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Q&A: Antony Sher, actor by Rosanna Greenstreet

‘Tell you a secret? I’m sleeping with the director’ Continue reading...

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'Jay Leno & Friends' Set for No Limits for Deaf Children Benefit at Geffen Playhouse, Today by Bww News Desk

In partnership with No Limits for Deaf Children, Geffen Playhouse will host a one-night-only Spotlight Entertainment fundraising performance of A Special Evening with Jay Leno and Friends to…

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BRADY VS. PARTRIDGE: THE BARDY BUNCH Comes to 54 Below This May by Bww News Desk

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Brady vs. Partridge The Bardy Bunch today, May 23rd, 2015 at 930 PM.

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‘Macbeth’ at The BOOM Theatre Company by Lauren Honeycutt

When William Shakespeare’s plays first made their appearances at the Globe Theatre, men played all of the roles. No one questioned a male Juliet performing the famous balcony scene in Rome…

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Amanda Seyfried on Battling Nerves in The Way We Get By & Why the Wicked Movie Is Her Number-One Plan by Lindsay Champion

After appearing in big-screen musicals Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables, Amanda Seyfried is making her off-Broadway debut in Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By at Second Stage Theatre&m…

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Video Flash: Meet the Tony Nominees: Best Play

TheaterMania compiles clips from the four shows up for the major award.

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Theater News: Stop. Reset. to Play at Goodman Theatre

Regina Taylor's play begins performances tonight.

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Preludes, New Musical from Great Comet of 1812’s Dave Malloy, Begins Tonight by Olivia Clement

Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 production of Preludes, the new musical by Dave Malloy, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin, begins performances May 23. The world premiere featur…

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Photo Call: Cherry Jones, Brooke Shields and More Celebrate Public Theater Opening Nights by David Gewirtzman

The Public Theater celebrated two opening nights this week: The Mobile Shakespeare Unit’s Macbeth opened on May 20, and Elevator Repair Service’s The Sound and the Fury opened on May 21.

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Stage Views: “Sopranos” Star On Hamilton, Glengarry Glen Ross and “If I Were a Rich Man” by Andrew Gans's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more.

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Liza Minnelli and Hippies? 11-Year-Olds and Tony Winners? The 10 Greatest Tony Awards Mash-Ups by Ben Rimalower correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the 10 best musical mash-up performances broadcast on the Tony Awards.

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Ethel and Angela and Patti, Oh My! Who Is the Fiercest Mama Rose of All? by Mark Robinson looks at the various leading ladies and dynamic divas who have played the infamous stage mother, Mama Rose, in Gypsy.

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Read the Original 1984 Interview with Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera in Rehearsals for The Rink! by Harry Haun digs into its archives to explore past articles. This original interview, "Two Ringers In The Rink," was published in the February 1984 edition of Playbill Magazine. T…

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Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: May 23 by Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez

1904 The Southerners, with a score by black composer Will Marion Cook, is the first time an entire black chorus is used in a show with a white cast. Lead Eddie Leonard appears in blackface i…

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Photo Archive: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Dan Fogler and More in The 25th Annual Put by David Gewirtzman

Earlier this week it was announced that the nine original cast members of the hit Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will reunite for a special one-night-onl…

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“A Brady Bunch” and “The Partridge Family” Are Double-Booked Tonight at 54 Below by Olivia Clement

54 Below presents Brady vs. Partridge: The Bardy Bunch May 23, a concert show blending the hit songs from the 70's sitcom favorites "The Brady Bunch" and &quo…

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Stay At Home, Follow the Formula and Strip More Slowly — Tony Nominees Share Some of the Worst by Playbill Staff

Nominees for the 2015 Tony Awards share memories with about the worst advice they've been given about show business.

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Playbill Video Week in Review: Megan Hilty Sings From “Smash,” An Act of God Highlights, The Color P by Mark Ezovski

This week, Playbill featured an exclusive musical performance from Megan Hilty as she ran through a "Smash" tune at her soundcheck for her Café Carlyle gigs as well as a…

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