Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Photos: Forced Entertainment in pictures

After the Sheffield company received the International Ibsen Award, we look at their works through the years

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Blogs: Holly Williams: Should we still favour writers over companies?

After experimental theatre company Forced Entertainment received the prestigious International Ibsen Award on the weekend, Holly Williams reflects on why there's still a bias towards the…

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Once Jailed for Fraud, Garth Drabinsky Plans a Broadway Comeback by Michael Paulson

A consortium of producers said Mr. Drabinsky’s production of “Sousatzka” would be staged in Toronto next year, aiming for a transfer to Broadway.

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VIDEO: SPRING AWAKENING Star Wows Judges on NBC's 'The Voice' by TV News Desk

On last night's THE VOICE, contestant Gabriel Violett, who starred as Otto in the original production of Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING wowed judges Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton with his cover…

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VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of WILL & GRACE Reunion Special by TV News Desk

Below, check out photos taken over the course of the secret video shoot of the episode which took place on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

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BWW TV Exclusive: Magician Helder Guimaraes Talks All Things VERSO; Opens Tonight at New World Stages! by BroadwayWorld TV

Helder Guimares, one of the premier close-up artists of the world, returns to New York City in his all-new show Verso, following the acclaimed sold-out engagement of Nothing to Hide. Intimat…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Fuse Opera Review: Boston Lyric Opera’s “Carmen” by Jonathan Blumhofer

Calixto Bieito’s vision – even if it’s not quite as racy as advertised – comes off better than any new canonical production of the BLO's I've seen recently.

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VIDEO: James Corden Rocks Out with The Backstreet Boys! by TV News Desk

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, after James shared his dream of bringing back proper boy bands, he surprises The Late Late Show audience with The Backstreet Boys and he joins them in perform…

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MCC Announces Cast for ‘Ride The Cyclone’ by Newsdesk


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Theatre News: Alan Turing play to be revived at Manchester Royal Exchange

The cast for Hugh Whitemore's play about the Bletchley code breaker has also been announced

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Review Round-Ups: Did Dominic Cooper seduce the critics in The Libertine?

The revival of Stephen Jeffreys' play opened in the West End last night

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The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast by BroadwayWorld

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive …

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DVR Alert - Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Goodman to Visit NBC's TONIGHT SHOW by TV News Desk

On Tuesday, October 4th, John Goodman, currently starring opposite Nathan Lane in Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE, will appear on the show to discuss the new comedy. HAMILTON creator and Tony Awar…

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Let's Fly review – featherlight adventure for kids by Chris Wiegand

Little Angel theatre, London A companion piece to the puppet theatre’s autumn show Emily Rising delivers some escapist fun for the under-sixes Shakera Ahad is one of the busiest puppeteers…

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The Libertine, Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, review: Dominic Cooper is curiously colourless and uncompelling as Rochester by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Dominic Cooper plays hedonistic 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in this sexually charged play by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys

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Arts Congressional Report Card: Why The Arts Have No Political Clout by Douglas McLennan

Americans for the Arts Action Fund PAC has released its 2016 Congressional Arts Report Card rating members of Congress on their support for the arts. Many lobby groups do such rankings as a …

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Orange Tree appoints stellar line-up of theatre ambassadors by David Hutchison

Samantha Bond, Philip Glenister and Peter Davison are among stars who have signed up to be ambassadors for the Orange Tree Theatre.

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Stephen Schwartz confirms new songs for Wicked movie by Matthew Hemley

Composer Stephen Schwartz has revealed that the film version of musical Wicked will have new songs created especially for it. Schwartz was

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BWW's On This Day - September 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More by Marianka Swain

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Curre…

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Broadway AM Report, 9/28/2016 - ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, A STAR IS BORN and More! by Jessica Khan

Today's big news ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light opens Off-Broadway, Molly Pope brings A STAR IS BORN to Feinstein's54 Below, a starry production of THE PRODUCERS starts ton…

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‘London’s show is the jewel in our crown’ – Wicked 10th anniversary gala by Matthew Hemley

As Wicked celebrated its 10th anniversary in the West End, Matthew Hemley met with cast and creators of the show to talk

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Theatre News: Orange Tree Theatre announces new ambassadors

Michael Attenborough, Samantha Bond and Gyles Brandreth will champion the work of the Richmond theatre

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Photo Flash: First Photos of Premiere of Tennessee Williams' CONFESSIONAL at Southwark Playhouse by BroadwayWorld

First images released of the cast for the London premiere of Tennesee Williams' 'CONFESSIONAL' at Southwark Playhouse, including Rob Ostlere, who was Arthur Digby for three years in 'Holby C…

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Kwame Kwei-Armah laments UK’s ‘sinful’ lack of black artistic directors by Georgia Snow

Kwame Kwei-Armah has lamented the “sinful” lack of black artistic directors in British theatre. He said he was disappointed to see the UK

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Datebook: Rone Concert at the Philharmonie de Paris by Blouin Artinfo

Paris will witness a concert by acclaimed electronic music producer and artist Rone on January 14, 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris. With well-received albums to his credit, Rone is wi…

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Rita McKenzie's ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY Encores at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Feinstein's/54 Below is presenting the triumphant return of Rita McKenzie's award-winning ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, the country's longest-running one-woman musical, tonight, September 28th, a…

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Theatre22 Explores Sexuality Over Half a Century, in THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell by BroadwayWorld

Two explosive loves stories in alternating eras explore betrayal, forgiveness, and fate. The Pride, directed by Corey McDaniel, examines changing attitudes to sexuality over a period of fift…

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Press pass: Everything you need to know about Dominic Cooper in The Libertine by Terri Paddock

I experienced frequent flashbacks while watching The Libertine last night at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Here’s another Restoration-set comedy to hit the West End in which much of t…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton DVD release date confirmed by David Hutchison

Imelda Staunton’s performance in Gypsy will be released on DVD in November, it has been confirmed. The show, which also starred Lara

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FROM DOWN UNDER: Dream Lover the Bobby Darin Musical – sneak peek photos by Simon Parris

The cast of Dream Lover the Bobby Darin Musical gave a preview of the brand new Australian musical yesterday (27 September 2016). David Campbell stars as dynamic crooner Bobby Darin, in a ca…

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Photos: Photos: Dermot O'Leary and Caroline Flack celebrate with the cast of The Libertine

The production opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket last night

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Ice and Fire Announces Full Cast for World Premiere of THE ISLAND NATION at the Arcola by BroadwayWorld

iceampfire today announces the full company for the world premiere of The Island Nation, written by its Artistic Director Christine Bacon. Ria Parry directs Claire Dargo, Ayesha Dharker, Bal…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Review: Underground Railroad Game at by Charles Wright

this provocative theater piece by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard, has arrived at a turbulent juncture in relations among this country's varied communities

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Emma Rice is right to experiment at the Globe – art should reinvent not replicate by Lyn Gardner

The artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe has been criticised for her many innovations. She is not ignoring tradition but boldly investigating how the theatre can remain relevant for mo…

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: “Frozen” and Kevin Kline Coming to the St. James, Drabinsky Finds a Sucker, and Matt Cries for Mad Cow’s “1776” “Today on Broadway” is a dai…

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Photo Flash: West End WICKED 10th Anniversary Green Carpet by Marianka Swain

Last night,Wickedmarked an impressive10 years in the West End with a special gala performance, attended by dozens of past cast members, such as Kerry Ellis, Oliver Tempsett, Louise Dearman, …

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)

DEAD SHEEP – Touring by Helen McWilliams

The thought of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher being played by a man sounded somewhat akin to Pantomime Dame, but I didn’t bank on the brilliance of Steve Nallon who is known for providin…

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Video: Watch Willemijn Verkaik, Louise Dearman and more on Wicked turning ten

Past stars of the musical Wicked talk to WhatsOnStage on the green carpet to celebrate the show's ten years in the West End

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)

First look at Dream Lover, Sydney! by Erin James

Over the last decade or so, Simon Phillips has contributed significantly to the Australian musical theatre scene, directing some of our most successful new works including the Helpmann Award…

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Drama UK to close after mass exodus by Georgia Snow

Training accreditation body Drama UK is to close, following a year in which several high-profile member schools quit the organisation. A letter

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Datebook: Bollywood Music Project at Reliance JIO Garden, Mumbai by Blouin Artinfo

Asia's LARGEST Bollywood Music Festival will be held on September 30th and October 21st, 2016 at Reliance JIO Garden, Mumbai.This two-day music festival is one-of-its-kind as it showcases so…

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Menage – Melbourne Fringe by Keith Gow

Menage begins, as most trysts might, with a chance meeting, a text message, and a phone call and it continues on to an intimate encounter in a bedroom. An audience of two hears intimate stor…

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Competition: Win tickets to the film or event of your choice at the BFI’s Black Star season by The Stage

From October 17 to December 31 the BFI presents Black Star, the UK’s biggest ever season of film and television dedicated to celebrating

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Side Show – Photo Feature by Erin James

Produced by One Eyed Man Productions, Side Show is the latest independent musical to open at Sydney’s gorgeous Hayes Theatre Co and it’s a suitably intimate piece for the 110 …

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: Landmark Musical THE BLACK CROOK Returns To New York by Michael Dale

Just as modern New York City evolved from a combination of immigrant societies that eventually mingled into one great metropolis, the major art form created by the city, the American musical…

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The Cartographer’s Curse by Arts Review

One hundred year ago, with red and blue pencils in hand, British diplomat Mark Sykes and French counterpart François Georges-Picot met over a map and set about drawing borders in very strai…

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Life inside an Image by Arts Review

Bringing together seven contemporary artists from six different countries whose work engages with significant international cultural collections, Life inside an Image is presented by Monash…

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Mark Shenton: We must not overlook the importance of the play text by Mark Shenton

This week, Oberon Books celebrated its 30th anniversary as an independent publisher of plays and other performance-based texts, including biographies and textbooks.

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Tom Clutterbuck: Working within constraints can be so liberating by Tom Clutterbuck

I am currently working as lighting designer and technical stage manager on a palindromic play, Ross Sutherland’s Party Trap. It’s pretty complicated,

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Craig Wallace on Playing Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong in ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Joel Markowitz

He is one of my favorite actors and now Craig Wallace has received rave reviews and standing ovations for his riveting and tour de force performance as Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong …

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Want to be a theatre director? Here are my 10 top survival tips | John Caird by John Caird

I love my job, but theatre is a tough business to break into. My advice is hone your entreprenuerial skills – and make friendsThe world is full of aspiring theatre directors. Some of them …

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The Undertaking, Life & Times: Episode 8, Underground Railroad Game, Nat Turner in Jerusalem by Maxamoo

We ventured out en mass four consecutive nights and lived to recount the tale. Discussed in this episode: The Undertaking from The Civilians at BAM (1:33) Life & Times: Episode 8 from…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Annette van Roden by Arts Review

Who is Annette van Roden? A medical role play actor in the morning, a lederhosen wearing cabaret singer in the afternoon, and a theatre actor/director at night. Owner of That Couple with her…

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David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer Lead THE PRODUCERS, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill by BroadwayWorld

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presentsMel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. …

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Valisia LeKae and Calysta Bevier Honored as 2016 Look Good Feel Better DreamGirls Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the American Cancer Society recently announced that two inspiring cancer survivors and nationally renowned singers would join voices at the …

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ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Starring Judith Light, Opens Tonight at MCC Theater by BroadwayWorld

MCC Theaterpresents the first production of its 30th Anniversary Season, All the Ways to Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony and Emmy Awa…

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GREAT COMET's Rachel Chavkin, THE MOTH's Dan Kennedy and More Set for DEEP NIGHT WITH DALE Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Dale Seever aka comedian James Bewley slips into a brand new turtleneck for a completely reimagined season of his long running talk showpodcast, Deep Night with Dale.

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Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER Begins Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with The Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from …

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Molly Pope Features Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope- will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' writte…

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DVR Alert: THE FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane & John Goodman Visit TODAY This Morning by TV News Desk

Broadway faves continue to head to this week's TODAY on NBC.

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Peter Brook Brings the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD Tonight by BroadwayWorld

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team --Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere --revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's le…

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Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard Star in THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Kicking Off UK Tour Tonight in London by BroadwayWorld

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright present thefirst class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, then t…

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Photo Flash: UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Opens at Finborough Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Ever feel like killing your boss The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and …

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Nora, now: A Doll's House film for the modern world by Carrie Cracknell

Do the sexual politics of Ibsen's A Doll's House belong to a bygone era? Hardly, says Carrie Cracknell, director of a new film that recasts the play's heroine as an ad exec and mother longin…

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All the Ways to Say I Love You, Starring Judith Light, Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

The two-time Tony winner teams up with playwright Neil LaBute and Tony nominee Leigh Silverman for the world premiere.

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Their Favorite Things: Julie Halston Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Cherry Jones and more are among the actress’ favorites.

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Helder Guimarães’ Verso Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

The acclaimed Nothing to Hide magician debuts his all-new show Off-Broadway.

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How Near-Death Experiences Paved the Way to the New Judy Garland Musical by Michael Gioia

Book writer Marc Acito has been Chasing Rainbows since a young age. He explains how the new musical came to be and how it explores Garland’s life.

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Don’t Forget the Lyrics: Rock Musical Edition by Gabriella Steinberg

Rock and Roll! The rock musical genre has been shaking up Broadway since Hair in 1968. How well do you know the lyrics to these rockin’ musicals?

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Martha Graham Dance Company celebrates its own history by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh native Martha Graham remained a towering figure in modern dance for 65 years until she died in 1991 at age 96. She changed the landscape of dance, many say, much like artist Pablo…

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