Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Tony Nominee Anne Meara, Ben Stiller's Mother, Has Died by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has learned that Anne Meara has passed away, though no word yet on the cause of death. She was 85.

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Preview All Tracks From THE KING AND I Broadway Revival Cast Recording by Pat Cerasaro

Preview the new THE KING AND I cast recording

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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- FUN HOME's Sydney Lucas- 'I Love Everybody!' by BroadwayWorld TV

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, Ju…

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Sunday Night DVR Alert: Cuddle up Tonight with Michael Urie and Joel Grey; Video & Photo Preview! by BroadwayWorld

On this Holiday Weekend, the unofficial start of summer, whether you're together with friends amp family, or opening up your summer homes, take a breaktonightand cuddle up with Michael Urie …

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening by Paul Mason

A new play, World Factory, asks the audience to run a clothing factory in China – and even the creators have been surprised at how people have behaved Continue reading...

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Simon Godwin, interview: Director of The Beaux Stratagem explains why the play isn't just a restoration romp - it's feminism

Simon Godwin’s first words to me are: “Can we start this on the balcony? I’m allowed to smoke out there.” You can certainly forgive the director a few urgent drags of nicotine: there…

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Paula Poundstone @ Bay Street by Barry

Paula PoundstoneBay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presented MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND with PAULA POUNDSTONE. The comedian, considered by many to be one of the great humorists of our time, flew in…

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Review: I Promised Myself to Live Faster by Wendy Rosenfield

I Promised Myself to Live Faster, produced by Pig Iron Theatre Company, featuring Dito Van Reigersberg, Mikeah Ernest Jennings, Jennifer Kidwell, Mary McCool, Michelle Tauber, costumes by Ma…

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Fuse Film Interview: Gerald Peary Searches For “Archie’s Betty” by Tim Jackson

Making Archie's Betty compelled Gerald Peary to confront his inner Archie: “The more I made this movie, the more personal it got.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Giles Fraser: my hopes for the Occupy St Paul's drama that puts me on the stage by Giles Fraser

When anti-capitalist protesters set up camp on the steps of St Paul’s in London, its canon chancellor found himself at the heart of a crisis that shook the church even more than the City. …

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Stand-Up Comedy Is Catching On, Sort Of, In China by Suzi Steffen

“When most audience members watch Wong perform, on the set of ‘Is It True?’ or at one of his theater shows, they’re not just seeing him for the first time: It’s their f…

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Tulla Booth Opening by Barry

Tulla Booth Gallery hosted an opening reception of WATER 2015 "Ode to the Sea"  A Photography Exhibition with artists: Daniel JTulla Boothones, Roberto Dutesco, Blair Seagra,Tul…

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at noon (Broadway Time)

Heartbreak by

Heartbreak Off Off Broadway, The Bushwick Starr, New Georges Reviewed by Teddy Nicholas BOTTOM LINE: A daring new play about family, aging, company meetings, and heartache. Sometimes in li…

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Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 35th Marathon of New One-Act Plays: Series A by Darryl Reilly

This post is by Darryl Reilly Founded in 1968, this theater company is, “…committed to the discovery and nurturing of new voices, and the continued support and growth of artists througho…

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The Top Ten Tony Moments of All Time... According to Randy Rainbow by Randy Rainbow

What's more exciting than the Tony Awards Your wedding day, perhaps The birth of your first child, you say WRONG The answer is, in fact, nothing. The Tonys are the most exciting thing ever t…

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Broadway's Christopher Rice Gets #Tappy to Meghan Trainor Hit

Book of Mormon's Christopher Rice gets #Tappy with some fellow Broadway performers in this brand new tap dance music video! Hear Meghan Trainor's hit song as you've never heard it before!

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 11am (Broadway Time)

The best moments from the Eurovision song contest finale by Elisabeth Vincentelli If it’s late May, it means it’s time for the annual Pop Apocalypse, aka the Eurovision Song Contest. Because when it comes to over-the-top, cray-cray musical…

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The Dolls Premiere "Angels of Light: The Practically True Story of The Cockettes" by Dean Yannias

His way into the story is through an elderly Cockette, Juju (played by Ansloan), reminiscing to a young student (Bryan Andrew Lambe) who is doing research on the group. The student then take…

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Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori by BroadwayWorld

OnMonday, May 25ththe Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist andbook wr…

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New Country by Darryl Reilly

This post is by Darryl Reilly In addition to his superior writing achievement, Mr. Roberts also plays the complex old codger, Uncle Jim. He has written a grand vehicle for himself, and his …

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The Visit Tony Nominee Terrence McNally Wants to Gossip with the Queen by

The Visit's Tony-nommed scribe Terrence McNally on his secret crush, late-night ice-cream habit and music indulgence.

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‘dry bones rising’ at Venus Theatre Company by Michael Poandl

In her program note, director (and founder of Venus Theatre Company) Deborah Randall has this to say about her company’s newest play, dry bones rising: “The style… could be described a…

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Green Room Recap: May 24, 2015 by The Team

What matters more than hitting your high note in your next audition? Why are musical theatre role models like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Ashley Tepper important in the theater communit…

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2015 Tony Nominee Secrets: THE VISIT's Terrence McNally on Gossiping with Helen Mirren by

Get Tickets to THE VISIT THE VISIT's Tony-nommed scribe Terrence McNally on his crush on Chita Rivera, late-night ice-cream habit and music indulgenc

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To be a Hamlet is a daunting task by Richard Ouzounian

Jonathan Goad takes up the gauntlet in Stratford Festival version opening May 25. A look at others who played the melancholy Dane.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Review: The Lion King by Wendy Rosenfield

The Lion King tour, presented by Broadway at the Kimmel, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield

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Plumbing the mysteries of Sondheim's 'Passion'

When the moment of romantic consummation finally arrives between the main characters of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, the man and woman who have been pondering, dismissing, and obsessing over …

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A magnificent production of 'Faust' staged by West Bay Opera by John Orrdaily News Arts & Entertainment Editor

Singers, orchestra and set design combine to make for a powerful three hours in the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto

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Kick up your heels: Musicals and comedies abound on summer stages by Jed Gottlieb, Jed Gottlieb

It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to put away those brainy novels and dark TV shows and go to see a musical — “Mad Men” is over, go see “Guy…

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The Bobby G Awards: Randy Weeks' singular, sensational legacy by Lisa Kennedy

When the Bobby G. Awards take place at the Buell Theatre Thursday night, some unnervingly poised teen thespian would do well to hoist the award and say, "This one's for Randy!"

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Colorado Theater: Choices abound, from classic Shakespeare to contemporary themes by Lisa Kennedy

Creede knows how to throw a party — this time for itself. This season marks the box-canyon theater's 50th year, and the company commissioned a play about its founding in 1966.

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Colorado Opera: Fans get a 2015 summer of unusual choices by Ray Mark Rinaldi Denver Post Fine Arts Critic

This offbeat evening offers some unusual pairings. The traditional Boulder Opera joins with the adventurous Opera on Tap for a program that combines Act I of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" and Ac…

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Teen angst fuels the sci-fi musical 'Be More Chill' at Two River Theater by Ronni Reich

A new musical by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz premieres in Red Bank

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Behind the Scenes: Rediscovering the magical power of live theater by Jay Handelman

When it works, theater can take you away from your world and into another... Read more » The post Behind the Scenes: Rediscovering the magical power of live theater appeared first on Ti…

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The Funfair, Home Manchester, review: 'a bold statement of intent' by Claire Allfree

The opening play at Manchester's new arts venue is a daring move, but does it backfire?

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/15- THE WIZ by Stage Tube

Today 1985, the first Broadway revival of The Wiz opened at the Lunt-Fontanne THeatre, where it ran for 13 performances. The Wiz is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book…

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Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISIT by BroadwayWorld

Musical theatre star Betty Buckley recently spent time backstage at THE VISIT with Chita Rivera. In an Instagram post, Buckley wrote, 'Backstage at 'The Visit'with the incredible Broadway St…

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VIDEO: Sting Talks THE LAST SHIP and Serenades Jimmy Fallon on THE TONIGHT SHOW by Stage Tube

On Friday night, THE LAST SHIP's Sting stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW to chat with Jimmy Fallon about writing a musical, and Fallon pulled out a guitar for the singer to play his song, 'The Nig…

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Review: Don Juan by Matthew Wexler

by Samuel L. Leiter When Jess Burkle’s adaptation of Molière’s 1665 comedy, Don Juan, opens, we hear the offstage voices of the titular lothario (Justin Adams) making heated love to a w…

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Reviews - Fun Home, The Visit, and It Shoulda...

Capsule reviews of three new Broadway musicals

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Big Muddy flows on with new artistic director by

Dance company's upcoming show reflects leadership of Brian Enos.

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'La Rondine': Beautiful Puccini in which nobody dies by

It's one of OTSL music director Stephen Lord's favorite operas

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After a career in paint, Anthony Kalil turned to opera by

Talented tenor turned away from a corporate career.

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Theatre League Offers Free Readings All Summer And Free Tickets To Fully-Staged Plays by Bill Hirschman

Ticket prices are not an obstacle to interested theatergoers once again this summer through the South Florida Theatre League’s annual Summer Theatre Fest that provides free tickets to majo…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Company of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS by BroadwayWorld TV

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations QampA series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union…

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/23 Pt 2- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, KINKY BOOTS, and More! by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our May 23 SIP round-up Check out Part 1 HERE.

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The Hudsucker Proxy review – unlocks the theatricality of a Coen bros classic by Michael Billington

Nuffield, Southampton Far from simply retreading familiar ground, this brilliantly designed adaptation highlights the Coens’ debt to 1920s American theatre Continue reading...

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2015 Tony Award Winners — YOUR Pick by New York Theater

Make your pick for 15 of the 24 categories in the 69th annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best. The awards ceremony will take place on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall, and will be bro…

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More Celebrate Ireland's Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld previously reported that early poll results indicated that the 'yes' votes for a referendum to the Irish constitution legalizing gay marriage would win. Ever since the news br…

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Macbeth in Silence by Thom Dibdin

✭✭✭✩✩ Noisy experiment: It's hardly silence in which the Ludens Ensemble perform their three person take on Macbeth, seen in its first work-in-progress…

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Review: The House on the Lake, Griffin Theatre Co by Cassie Tongue

The House on the Lake, a fine, twisting thriller by Aidan Fennessy, has opened at Griffin’s SBW Stables Theatre following a season in Perth. In the play, David (Huw Higginson) and Ali…

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Blogs: Confessions of a Box Office Manager: Tackling the touts

Dealing with ticket touts is one of the uglier aspects of the job

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BWW's On This Day - May 24, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Pivot Arts, a fest for those who mix their mediums by Kerry Reid

Pivot Arts Festival enters its third year on Thursday with a 10-day line-up of events spread throughout the Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods — puppetry to dance, spoken word…

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)

In Which My Family Founds New England #4: The Convergence by Trav S.D.

This part three of a series. For Part One (Pilgrims) go here; and Part Two (Puritans) go here, and for Part Three (Dissenters) go here. I think it’s pretty hilarious that in a nation t…

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The Big Interview: Jason Robert Brown by Mark Shenton

Jason Robert Brown has won the Tony award for best original score for two of the four musicals he has so far

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Samuel Barnett: ‘I’m too old for Romeo, but I do have a Hamlet in me’ by Natasha Tripney

“The History Boys was a massive part of my life.” When Samuel Barnett talks about his time in Alan Bennett’s iconic production

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

The Flannelettes review – not so much well made as well meant by Susannah Clapp

King’s Head, London Richard Cameron’s sequinned serenade of a drama never quite finds its feet Continue reading...

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As You Like It review – ‘St Crispin’s Day for girls’ by Susannah Clapp

Globe, London The wonderful Michelle Terry makes Rosalind her own in Blanche McIntyre’s intelligent staging of As You Like It Continue reading...

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Pride & Prejudice review – voguish, costumed, class snobbery by Clare Brennan

Crucible theatre, Sheffield; until 6 JuneSimon Reade’s broad-stroke reworking of Jane Austen is watchable if lacking in any real depthExam season is upon us, so here’s a question. One cr…

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Charmatz: Aatt enen tionon review – look, no pants by Luke Jennings

Sadler’s Wells, LondonDoes Boris Charmatz’s three-tier piece hit the bare essentials – or is it merely random nakedness? Continue reading...

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The Funfair review – gaudy despair that rings disturbing and true by Susannah Clapp

Home, Manchester Manchester’s new Home theatre offers a modern spin on a tale of 1920s Munich Continue reading...

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Video Flash: Laura Osnes Dazzles With "If I Loved You" From Carousel

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is part of her concert An Evening With Laura Osnes.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

This Week’s Picks! Meet Darren Criss in an Alley, Get Mean with Pink & Celebrate #TBT Broadway-Style by Pete Croatto

Hey, you, still recovering from a near three-bean salad overdose! The holiday weekend isn’t over yet. Slow down and step away from the tray of cheeseburgers. You need your strength for…

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New 'Guess The Show!' Promo Video For SOMETHING ROTTEN! by Pat Cerasaro

A new video promo for Something Rotten

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Your Sunday Afternoon Zen: The Ladies of Les Mis sing Sister Act by Cassie Tongue

Sundays, man. Sundays are tough. The working week is calling all over again. But fear not – I’m here to help you out again with another great video of Australian musical stars li…

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Matthew Macfadyen: 'I do have a good eye' by Harriet Lane

After playing Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Matthew Macfadyen decided to start being fussy about roles. Harriet Lane hears how all those months of turning down scripts finally paid off Conti…

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Photo Archive: Gertrude Lawrence, Angela Lansbury, Donna Murphy and More in The King and I by David Gewirtzman

In celebration of its 2015 Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Musical, Playbill presents a look back at The King and I on stage, from the original Broadway production with Gertrude Lawren…

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Playbill Poll: Who Should Star in the Tour of the Phantom Sequel, Love Never Dies ? by Olivia Clement

Following the recent news that Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies may tour the U.S., took to social media to see which leading man readers would most like…

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The Battle of the Blondes: Comparing Madeline Kahn and Kristin Chenoweth’s Rides On the Twentieth Ce by Mark Robinson

Decades after its first Broadway bow, the madcap musical comedy On the Twentieth Century has returned to Broadway — and released a cast recording. How does this anticipated revival…

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Photo Exclusive: The Sketches and Models Behind the 2015 Tony Nominated Sets and Costumes by David Gewirtzman

Playbill presents an exclusive look at the models and sketches created by this year's Tony Award nominated set and costume designers.

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9 Stages of Being an Annoyed Theatregoer (as Told Through GIFs) by Carey Purcell

We've all been there: You sit down to watch a Broadway show. The lights go down and the curtain goes up... and the person next to you pulls out his/her phone. Or a candy. Or begins talki…

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Laura Benanti, Laurence Fishburne and More Are Part of Tonight’s PBS “National Memorial Day Concert” by Andrew Gans

The "National Memorial Day Concert" is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol May 24 beginning at 8 PM ET on PBS; check local listings.

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Original Cast Members Reunite for Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert Tonight by Andrew Gans

The 54 Sings series continues May 24 with Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert at the intimate Manhattan nightspot 54 Below.

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Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: May 24 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradley

1925 Godfrey Tearle is Hamlet in the Fellowship Players production at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The Fellowship offers Sunday performances so these employed professionals have the chance t…

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Intimate Titanic, A Hit in London, Opens in Toronto Tonight by Adam Hetrick

An intimate revival of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Tony Award-winning musical Titanic, featuring opera tenor Ben Heppner in the role of Isidor Straus, officially opens May 24 at T…

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How The Wiz Went from Nearly Closing On Opening Night to Becoming a Tony-Winning Hit Here’s What Ha by Colette Dowling digs into its archives to explore past articles and uncover the history behind some of Broadway's biggest shows. This original piece, "Selling a Broadway Show Or How Th…

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Young Pittsburgh dance companies striving to succeed by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Once upon a time, aspiring dancers followed a predictable path in pursuit of their dreams. Move to a big city, audition tirelessly and, if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll land a contract with…

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Broadway reviews: 'Something Rotten!' and 'Gigi' boast plenty of highlights by Christopher Rawson and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NEW YORK – The lifeblood of Broadway is musicals, and they’re still pumping away — the old warhorses (“Phantom,” “Chicago”), the young warhorses (“Jersey Boys,”&#…

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