Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9am (Broadway Time)

In Performance: Peter Sarsgaard of ‘Hamlet’ by Erik Piepenburg

A scene from the new production at Classic Stage.

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In Performance Video: Peter Sarsgaard in Classic Stage Company's HAMLET by BroadwayWorld

This week's New York Times In Performance video features Peter Sarsgaard in the title role of thenew production of HAMLETfrom the Classic Stage Company.In thescene, Hamlet seeks

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VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon & Jack Black Recreate 'More Than Words' Music Video by TV News Desk

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, host Jimmy Fallon and guest Jack Black do a shot-for-shot remake of Extreme's 'More Than Words' music video.

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WAKE UP with BWW 5/5/2015 - Wilson in FISH IN THE DARK, Theatre World Winners, THE AUDIENCE Back in the UK 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 FISH IN THE DARK welcomes back a star,…

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VIDEO: Melissa Rivers & Jimmy Share Memories of Joan Rivers on TONIGHT SHOW by TV News Desk

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Melissa Rivers and Jimmy exchanged memories about Melissa's mom, legendary comedian Joan Rivers, like when she went into labor on stage.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Fuse Theater Review: “Scenes From An Adultery” — Where’s the Sex? by Ian Thal

Ronan Noone's allegedly frisky sex farce turns out to be geriatric.

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Amusing, sensitive 'Immediate Family' tackles sexual orientation, race by Charles McNulty

Phylicia Rashad-directed 'Immediate Family' is often touching, amusing and means to do some good; review

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Theatre News: Salisbury Playhouse announces season of plays on Magna Carta

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the historic document

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Review: Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse)

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's musical is revived in Salisbury before heading to Colchester

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As Good a Time As Any review – Peter Gill’s chorus of London lives by Michael Billington

Print Room at the Coronet, LondonThis play for voices offers a compassionate portrait of mothers, wives and daughters in the capital city Continue reading...

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Centre Stage rural touring network rescued by Live & Local by David Hutchison

New management has saved a rural touring scheme in the Midlands. Centre Stage, a touring network that brings theatre, music and dance

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Record Lottery ticket sales boost money for the arts by Georgia Snow

The arts received a record amount of Lottery money in 2014/15, after National Lottery ticket sales hit an all-time high. £1.8 billion

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Review: A strong "Annie" at the Buell Theater through May 10 by Claire Martin

Lynn Andrews' robust, saucy Miss Hannigan and Adia Dant's insouciant performance as the tiny orphan named Molly don't exactly upstage the rest of the excellent cast in the solid and energiz…

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THE LAST FIVE YEARS Released on DVD and Blu-ray Today by BroadwayWorld

The film will bereleased on DVD and Blu-ray today, May 5, 2015, according to DVD Release Dates. Click here toorder

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Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Begins Previews Off-Broadway by BroadwayWorld

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production…

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Kristin Scott Thomas Stars in THE AUDIENCE, Returning to the West End Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Kristin ScottThomas plays the Queen in a new and updated version ofPeter Morgan'sThe Audience.Stephen Daldry's production is now in previews at theApollo Theatre, with press night tonight5 M…

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VIDEO: Texting With the Devil in New SCREAM QUEENS Teaser! by TV News Desk

FOX has reveiled a new TV spot for its the upcoming series SCREAM QUEENS titled 'Dance With the Devil'.

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Sunset Baby at Rep Stage by Lorraine Treanor

A child is a promise you send into the future. Someone said that to a reporter last week, trying to search out meaning from the rubble of the Baltimore fires. Sunset Baby tells the story of …

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‘Doctor Zhivago’ musical will close on Broadway by Tobias Salinger

A musical adaptation of “Doctor Zhivago” will end its short Broadway run on May 10.

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Jim Parsons: Bye, 'Big Bang Theory,' hello, 'An Act of God' by Joe Dziemianowicz

Jim Parsons ends “The Big Bang Theory” season when he begins previews of the Broadway comedy “An Act of God.”

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‘Duck Commander Musical’ to close early after one month

A flying duck in West Monroe, Louisiana might have a longer life than the “Duck Commander Musical.”

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'Hamilton,' 'Between Riverside and Crazy' win drama critics' by Joe Dziemianowicz

The New York Drama Critics' Circle named "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda's rap- and history-infused show, the best musical of the season.

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'Hamilton' wins NY critics' award

'Hamilton' and 'Between Riverside and Crazy' recognized by New York Drama Critics' Circle.        

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Broadway's 'Zhivago' to close

The musical 'Doctor Zhivago' to close on Broadway this Sunday.        

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Photo Flash: First Look at Tally Sessions, Carey Rebecca Brown and More in Olney's CAROUSEL by BroadwayWorld

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel with a reimagined …

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Rita Wilson Returns to FISH IN THE DARK Tonight by Movies News Desk

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Fish In the Dark star Rita Wilson took a medical leave from the play last month, after revealing the news that she was recently diagnosed with breast ca…

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2015 Theatre World Award Winners Announced Today; Chita Rivera Honored Next Month by BroadwayWorld

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards - the oldest award given for a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway - will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at 745 p.m. at Broadway's Lyric Theatre 2…

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Hugh Jackman Talks Cancer Scare & More on DR. OZ SHOW's 1000th Episode by TV News Desk

In the 1000 th episode, Dr. Oz welcomes Hugh Jackman world famous actor, producer and singer. Hugh not only celebrates Dr. Oz's 1000 th episode but also discusses his dark times when going t…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Fuse Poetry Review: Peter Gizzi’s “In Defense of Nothing” — Poetry as the Fruit of Bewilderment by Arts Fuse Editor

Peter Gizzi is a master at allowing his poetic language to summon its own range of meanings, rather than blatantly declaring them to the reader.

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BWW's On This Day - May 5, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Into the Woods to be staged by Opera North and West Yorkshire Playhouse by Matthew Hemley

Opera North and West Yorkshire Playhouse are to collaborate on a new production of Into the Woods. The Stephen Sondheim musical will

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Review: As Good A Time As Any (Print Room)

Peter Gill's play centres on eight women on a Spring morning in London

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Poll: Should there be more age-blind casting in theatre? by The Stage

Derek Jacobi is to play Mercutio in Kenneth Branagh’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Should directors follow Branagh’s lead with more age-blind casting in

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Matchbox Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, review: 'grimly familiar' by Jane Shilling

Michael Frayn's discourse goes astray in these miniature plays, says Jane Shilling

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Review: Beyond Caring (NT, Temporary Theatre)

Beyond Theatre is the second show developed by The Yard Theatre to transfer to the National Theatre

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Blogs: Matt Trueman: The mysteries of great acting

'What exactly is great acting? It's a question we hardly ever ask - and that's problematic'

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Theater review: Forever

Dael Orlandersmith’s solo memoir about her troubled relationship with her mother is bleak, but powerful.

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NEWS: New search for best unknown critic in the UK by James Lillywhite

Image: Shutterstock A new competition has been launched to find the best unknown theatre critic in the country. The Stage Critic Search 2015 launched on April 30, and aims to find the best u…

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How Long Before Elementary Schools Need To Turn A Profit? by Joe Patti

Non-Profit Quarterly recently posted a story by Beth Gazley examining how private donations are increasingly being used to subsidize public services as government funding is cut. One finding…

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Age cannot wither them: Derek Jacobi and the forever young Shakespeareans by Lyn Gardner

Kenneth Branagh’s casting of the 76-year-old actor as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet boldly challenges our prejudices about age on stageThere was surprise last week when it was announced tha…

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Review: Matchbox Theatre (Hampstead Theatre)

Michael Frayn's latest book, Matchbox Theatre is brought to the stage

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Natasha Tripney’s theatre picks: May 5 by Natasha Tripney

In the first in my weekly round-ups of new writing and work from the subsidised sector, there’s a double dose of political

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Stephen Arnell: Why is no one panicking about ITV’s ratings crash? by Stephen Arnell

ITV has been having a difficult 2015. With the odd exception, such as the currently on-form (but ageing) Britiain’s Got Talent and

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Japan’s Shochiku Brings Kabuki To Las Vegas

Shochiku, the leader in Japanese traditional theater, is to launch a Kabuki show in Las Vegas in May 2016.

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Mark Shenton: Changing artistic directors is healthy for theatres by Mark Shenton

Last week Rufus Norris directed his first production as artistic director of the National Theatre there, and the early verdicts are now

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

2015 Humanities Fest to include Anna Deavere Smith, Walter Isaacson by Steve Johnson

The fall Chicago Humanities Festival has an organizing theme, the festival announced Tuesday, and it is one Charles Foster Kane and the ancient Greeks might agree is important: Citizens.

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2015 Fred and Adele Astaire Award nominations: American in Paris, On The Town, On The Twentieth Century Lead. by New York Theater

The nominees for the 2015 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor dancers and choreographers on Broadway and Hollywood: Best Female Dancer: Annaleigh Ashford – You Can’t Tak…

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The Drama Teacher Academy by Lindsay Price

Episode 129A: The Drama Teacher Academy We’ve opened the doors to the Drama Teacher Academy! What is DTA? Who is DTA for? Why should you join? Plus! A sneak peak into one of our courses. S…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Rita Wilson Returns to Broadway's Fish in the Dark After Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer by Broadway.com

Rita Wilson will return as scheduled to Broadway's Fish in the Dark on May 5. Glenne Headly had temporarily replaced Wilson as Brenda while she underwent treatment for breast cancer. Wi…

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Hail! Hail Fredonia! A great night in the beautiful Rosch Recital Hall at SUNY Fredonia.  Thanks to Ethos New Music Group, SOTA and especially Rob Deemer, head of the composition faculty, f…

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PITCH PERFECT Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition Out on Blu-ray/DVD Today by Movies News Desk

Fans of the fabulous Bellas of Barden University won't be able to stop belting out their favorite songs when Pitch Perfect Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition comes to Blu-ray and DVD for the fir…

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Josh Groban Performs 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on DWTS Tonight by TV News Desk

On this week's DANCING WITH THE STARS Results Show, Grammy Award winning singer Josh Groban will perform 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' from his new album 'Stages.' Also on the episode, pop st…

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PS Classics Debuts World Premiere Recording of Vernon Duke Musical MISIA Today by BroadwayWorld

PS Classics is set to release the world premiere 2015 Studio Cast Recording MISIA, showcasing the tunes of Vernon Duke, today, May 5, 2015.

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Photo Flash: Keith David Stars in TOAST, Opening Tonight at The Public Theater by BroadwayWorld

TOAST began performances at The Public Theater on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening tonight, May 5. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in ac…

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BWW EXCLUSIVE: Swoosie Kurtz Talks Memoir PART SWAN, PART GOOSE, Including Michael Bennett Memories, Broadway, Hollywood & More by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are talking to a two-time Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen who is recognized around the world for her many notable film and television appearances in addition to a lifeti…

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Theater News: Zeitgeist Stage Company's Production of The Submission Set to Begin Performances

Jeff Talbott's play starts tonight at the Boston Center for the Arts.

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Special Reports: Checking In at the Hummingbird Motel, the Setting of Broadway's Airline Highway

Scenic designer Scott Pask takes us on a set tour of his latest creation, a two-story motor lodge.

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Review: Trust Cabaret's 'Broadway Showstoppers' belts out a string of highlights by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You can’t list just the highlights when a show is a parade of just that, so let me tell you about “Broadway Showstoppers,” start to finish.

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Last Five Years DVD/Blu-Ray Released Today, With Bonus Features by Robert Viagas

The film version of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years comes out on DVD and Blu-ray May 5 from Anchor Bay Entertanment and RADiUS, with a selection of choice extr…

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Jesse Eisenberg’s World Premiere Play Begins Tonight Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The New Group's world premiere of The Spoils by Jesse Eisenberg of "Social Network" fame, begins previews May 5 prior to an official opening June 2 at The New…

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Skylar Astin On “Pitch Perfect,” Theatre Camp Memories, His Girlfriend and Getting Back to Broadway by Michael Gioia

Before Skylar Astin was breaking it down a cappella-style as heartthrob Jesse Swanson in "Pitch Perfect," he was belting about "The Bitch of Living" in Broadway's…

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Kristin Scott Thomas Brings The Audience Back to the West End Tonight by Mark Shenton

The West End return for Peter Morgan's The Audience opens officially May 5 at the Apollo Theatre, following previews that began April 21. The run is booking through July 25. Kristin Scot…

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Pulitzer Winner The Flick Returns Off-Broadway Tonight With Original Cast by Olivia Clement, Robert Viagas

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick returns Off-Broadway to the Barrow Street Theatre May 5, with opening night now set for May 18. The cast and creativ…

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71st Annual Theatre World Award Announced Today Chita Rivera Earns Lifetime Achievement Honor by Robert Viagas

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards will be announced May 5, and the awards themselves will be handed out in a June 1 ceremony at Broadway's Lyric Theatre.

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Def Poetry Jam’s Lemon Andersen’s Toast Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

New York's Public Theater Lab production of Toast, the new play by acclaimed poet and playwright Lemon Andersen (Def Poetry Jam), officially opens May 5 following preview performances th…

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Following Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Rita Wilson Returns To Fish in the Dark by Michael Gioia

Rita Wilson, who announced a medical leave of absence from Larry David's Fish in the Dark last month and later revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, returns to the sho…

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Cue & A: Doctor Zhivago Star Paul Alexander Nolan on Theatre Faves, Idols and Brent Carver by Matthew Blank

Paul Nolan, who stars Pasha/Strelnikov in the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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