Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

‘Jerry Springer — the Opera’ review: satire opens at Signature by Joe Dziemianowicz

When they go low, we go at them with high art. That's the show in a nutshell.

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Broadway Review: Bernadette Peters in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by Gordon Cox

Bernadette Peters’ return to Broadway puts the “doll” back in “Hello, Dolly!” Tiny, trim, and in terrific voice, the Tony Award-winning diva tops off previous triumphs like “Mack…

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Mardi Gras celebrates 40 years with huge inflatable art installation on Taylor Square by Arts Review

A new fabulous inflatable art installation will take pride of place at Taylor Square to mark four decades of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and cement the precinct’s place in its hi…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Brilliance in the Chaos: ‘Jerry Springer – The Opera’ by Matthew Wexler

The New Group presents 'Jerry Springer - The Opera,' an outrageous celebration of our national ritual of public humiliation and redemption.

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Review: Walerski’s minimalist Romeo and Juliet somehow has elusive quality of feeling new by Martha Schabas

Excellent performances make the production at Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver both powerful and laconic

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Television Academy Sets New Standards of Professional Conduct by Debra Birnbaum

Following the lead of the film academy and other Hollywood guilds, the Television Academy has established its own new code of ethics and standards of professional conduct. Chairman Hayma Was…

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ review: Bernadette Peters leads a joyful parade by Joe Dziemianowicz

Still going strong is right — in more ways than one.

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Oscars flashback: Vanessa Redgrave’s controversial win for ‘Julia’ was 40 years ago by Robert Pius

The Oscar ceremonies have had their share of controversial moments over the years, from Marlon Brando sending a Native American surrogate to refuse his Best Actor Oscar for “The Godfather…

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Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’: A look back at her 19th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome by Andrew Carden

This article marks Part 19 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with…

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Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) would be sixth Best Supporting Actor Oscar champ to beat a co-star by Joyce Eng

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ended a 26-year drought in Best Supporting Actor, producing two nominees, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, from the same film for the first t…

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Kristin Chenoweth to Star in ‘Trial and Error’ Season 2 at NBC by Joseph Otterson

Kristin Chenoweth is joining the sophomore season of “Trial and Error” at NBC. Chenoweth will play suspected killer Lavinia Peck-Foster, who is described as the first lady of Eas…

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Taye Diggs Joins April Blair-Spencer Paysinger Pilot at CW by Joseph Otterson

Taye Diggs has been cast in a major role of The CW’s upcoming drama pilot inspired by the life of football player Spencer Paysinger, Variety has confirmed. In the pilot, a rising high…

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Melbourne City of Literature celebrates ten years by Arts Review

Melbourne might be known for its arty laneways, monochrome fashion sense and love of coffee, but the city has one other thing it trades in abundance – words. The people of Melbourne co…

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People You Should Know . . . Katie Hartke by Zack Calhoon

Katie Hartke-Esperance (Breitwisch Farm, Youth & Ambition, Twelfth Night), A.R.T. (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility), 10 seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festiva…

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People You Should Know . . . Charlie Murphy by Zack Calhoon

Charlie Murphy-Previous Esperance roles include Toby/Antonio in 12th Night and The Nurse/Macduff in Youth + Ambition.  Additionally, he has previously performed for the NY Public Theatr…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Saoirse Ronan Struggles With Intimacy in ‘On Chesil Beach’ Trailer by Kirsten Chuba

Saoirse Ronan’s next film is here, following the success of awards-season favorite “Lady Bird,” and it takes her far away from early-2000s Sacramento. In the new “On …

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Jeff Daniels Will Lead ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ on Broadway + More N.Y. Theater News

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating hear…

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Dear Evan Hansen, you’re coming to Toronto by J. Kelly Nestruck

Musical is set to have its first international production in 2019, as New York producer partner’s with city’s David Mirvish

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It's a Jolly 'Dolly' Day on Broadway with Bernadette Peters by Peter Marks

The smash-hit revival is as entertaining as ever

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JerrySpringer The Opera Off-Broadway Podcast review. by Broadway Showbiz/corine Cohen

Corine Cohen's podcast of Jerry Springer The Opera.

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Review Roundup: Bernadette is Back in HELLO, DOLLY! Find Out What the Critics Think... by Review Roundups

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Bernadette Peters as Dolly Levi in HELLO, DOLLY on Broadway Check out the photos below As previously announced, Peters will begin performances as Dolly this…

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Review: With Hello, Dolly!, Broadway Welcomes Bernadette Peters Back Where She Belongs

Victor Garber also joins the cast of the Tony-winning revival.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Jerry Springer the Opera Review by Jonathan Mandell

Jerry Springer the Opera is profane, vulgar, obvious, offensive and irresistibly entertaining – at least in the first act, when it offers a high art version of the TV talk show that has ai…

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The Sound of Falling Stars by Arts Review

Featuring 31 of the most popular and beloved voices of the 20th century, artists responsible for songs that have served as soundtracks for the lives of so many, Arts Centre Melbourne present…

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Review: The ‘Dolly’ Parade Marches On, Now With a New Star by Jesse Green

Bernadette Peters, sadder but wiser, makes a very different Mrs. Levi from her predecessors in the hit revival.

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JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Remember The Book of Mormon, the musical that The New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley called "blasphemous, scurrilous and more foul-mouthed than David Mamet on a blue streak?"

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Three on the Aisle: ‘Not Again!’ Syndrome by American Theatre Editors

On this podcast, the critics remember the late Jan Maxwell and debate the merits of revivals: artistically safe/stale or necessary for audience building?

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Review: Bernadette Peters shimmers and delights in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by Charles Isherwood

All those who declined to take out a second mortgage to buy a pair on the aisle for Bette Midler in “Hello, Dolly!” can stop rending their garments and tearing out their hair. The revere…

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Top Stage Shows in New York: Glenda Jackson, Renée Fleming by Mark Beech

Renée Fleming is starring in a revival of “Carousel.” Glenda Jackson is back on Broadway after 30 years, playing alongside Oscar-nominated Laurie Metcalf. These are two headlines of thi…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the Company of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD by Walter McBride

Children of a Lesser God, playing at Broadway's Studio 54 254 W 54th Street this spring, will be directed by Tony Award-winnerKenny Leonand feature the scintillating arrival ofJoshua Jackson…

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‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Radio Golf’ among 2018-2019 season at Court Theatre by Miriam Di Nunzio

Charles Newell directs "The Adventures of Augie March," adapted from the Saul Bellow novel.

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Photo Coverage: Class is in Session! Meet the Company of MEAN GIRLS on Broadway! by Walter McBride

Rehearsals are underway forMean Girls, the new musical produced byLorne Michaels,Stuart Thompson,Sonia Friedman, andParamount Picturesbased on the hit film. Preview performances begin Monday…

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Pop Singer Lulu to Join the Cast of 42ND STREET on the West End by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that British pop singer and media personality, Lulu, will be taking over the leading role of Dorothy Brock in the West End production of 42nd Str…

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Theater News: New Repertory Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

Young Jean Lee's Broadway-bound Straight White Men will open the season of Awakening.

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Meet the guy behind Olaf in Broadway’s ‘Frozen’ by Michael Riedel

Frosty the Snowman has a corncob pipe, a button nose and two eyes made of coal. Olaf — the big-hearted sidekick of Disney’s “Frozen” — is made out of different stuff: carbon fiber,…

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How ‘Mean Girls’ got ready for its Broadway bow by Caitlin Huston

“Mean Girls” is heading toward its Broadway opening with five new songs, including a revamped anthem for Regina George in the first act. The creative team implemented feedback they recei…

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Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: Jeremy Irons, Bon Iver, Toyah Willcox by Mark Beech

All of life is here, and most of it is on stage. This week’s London performing arts include all types of music: Cara Dillon’s folky meditations, John Otway’s punky rock, Bon Iver’s g…

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VIDEO: FROZEN Composers Go Behind the Scenes of Elsa's New Song 'Monster' by Stage Tube

Frozen Fridays have commenced with the first offour new songs written by Oscar winnersKristen Anderson-Lopezand Robert Lopezfor Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musicalFrozen

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Jerry Springer the Opera: Review and Pics by New York Theater

Jerry Springer the Opera is profane, vulgar, obvious, offensive and irresistibly entertaining – at least in the first act, when it offers a high art version of the TV talk show that has ai…

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Odds & Ends: Eva Noblezada Will Return to Green Room 42 & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Eva Noblezada Will Return to Green Room 42 Eva Noblezada, the young talent whose Broadway debut in Miss Saigon earned her a…

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Marisha Wallace stops by HQ to chat about Dreamgirls and more with Beth Stevens.

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Interview: Playwright Itamar Moses on How ‘The Band’s Visit’ Shows Strangers Help Us Recognize Ourselves by Jose Solis

Playwright Itamar Moses has mastered the art of versatility, whether he’s writing for television dramas, plays, or books for musicals, he knows how to weave situations in which the ordinar…

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'Broadwaysted' Welcomes THE BAND'S VISIT's Andrew Polk by Broadwaysted

He's appearing in his first musical on Broadway, he's our first actor from the epic Marvel Universe, and we talk about immortalizing his first sweater--lots of firsts as Andrew Polk from THE…

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Ahmanson Rounds Out Season with Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA and INDECENT by BroadwayWorld

Center Theatre Group announced two more productions for the 2018 - 2019 season at the Ahmanson Theatre. Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel's deeply moving play with music, 'Indecent,' a…

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VIDEO: On This Day, February 22- Happy Birthday, Lea Salonga! by Alexa Criscitiello

Today we're celebrating the birthday ot Tony Award winner, Lea Salonga

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Photo Flash: First Look at ADMISSIONS at Lincoln Center Theater by BroadwayWorld

Ben Edelman,Andrew Garman,Jessica Hecht,Dana Ivey, andSally Murphyfeaturein LCT's production of ADMISSIONS, a new play byJoshua Harmon, directed byDaniel Aukin. Check out the new production …

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Kristin Chenoweth Joins Second Season of TRIAL AND ERROR on NBC by BroadwayWorld

Multi-talented Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth has been cast as Lavinia Peck-Foster in the second season of NBC's irreverent comedy series Trial amp Error.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Dinosaurs Roam the Earth in 59E59’s ‘Pete Rex’ by Mark Dundas Wood

At a hasty first glance, Alexander V. Thompson’s Pete Rex—staged by The Dreamscape Theatre, in a New York premiere at 59E59 Theaters—may seem a piece of comic whimsy about a world in w…

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Stearns Matthews Golden Ticket: The Songs of Leslie Bricusse by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen    This is a perfect match of performer and writer. Stearns Matthews has just the kind of float and soar necessary to best showcase Bricusse. His light, ten…

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My grandmother was flashed by Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Hoffman

“Marilyn Monroe used to come in at lunchtime and get a Beefeater martini,” says Michael Colby, striding past the bar in the Algonquin Hotel on West 44th Street. And it was just down the …

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Fela!: One Step Forward, a Few Missteps Back by Cara Joy David

It remains to be seen whether <em>Fela!</em> can survive its producers' blunders and triumph on Broadway. Hopefully it will--it's something different.

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Tonys: I Don't Pretend That What Was Wrong Can Be Right, But... by Cara Joy David

Tunick's work for the <em>Promises, Promises</em> revival deserved a nomination, but his eligibility still should have been examined. No question about it.

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Tony Nominations: The Crime of the Century? Well, That's Exaggerating a Bit. by Cara Joy David

<em>The Addams Family</em> got robbed. That is a rather shocking statement, as usually the only things you read about <em>Addams</em> in the press are negative commen…

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Tony Time by Cara Joy David

After my last Tony column, I received emails asking follow-up questions. This is my attempt to answer two of them.

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Tony Time Is Here Again by Cara Joy David

This is Tony nominations week. To get you all in the mood to celebrate the golden disk, I am answering another set of questions about the Tony rules.

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Les Freres Corbusier Is Back! And So Is Herbert Hoover! by Cara Joy David

Now that Alex Timbers is a big Broadway director and also the co-creator/writer of an Amazon series (<em>Mozart in the Jungle</em>), I was afraid we wouldn't see much from his th…

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Quick Questions With <em>American in Paris</em> Tony Noms Brandon Uranowitz & Max von Essen by Cara Joy David

An American in Paris is about many things: Paris after the war, the joy of new experiences, romance, love, dance and the relationship between three friends.

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Saying Goodbye to the Freak Show: Side Show's Inevitable Demise by Cara Joy David

And so it goes -- another production of <em>Side Show</em> leaves us. Its cult status will remain, untouched by mainstream attention. This is no surprise to those of us who follo…

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The Fabulous Broadway Season That Was by Cara Joy David

If you ask me, <em>On The Town</em>, which is currently slightly trailing both other contenders in my Tony polling, deserves the win. I, like most, was worried when the show was …

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Something Wonderful: The King and I's Ruthie Ann Miles Talks Tonys by Cara Joy David

If I had to choose the one featured performer in a play or musical, on or off-Broadway, who I thought was giving the best performance this season, it would be Ruthie Ann Miles in Lincoln Cen…

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Try This Tip – Expand Your Audience by Jonathan Eifert

If you work for a small organization, here is an easy method to build up your website traffic. Using my preferred term, it’s an opportunity for you to build brand dimension—easily creati…

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Sutton Foster, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Alfie Boe Will Join Boston Pops This Spring by Adam Hetrick

The Pops will also celebrate Leonard Bernstein with performances of West Side Story and On the Town.

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A Look at Aleshea Harris’ Is God Is at Soho Rep by Marc J. Franklin

Check out the acclaimed, twice-extended Soho Rep production.

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The League of Professional Theatre Women to Honor Phylicia Rashad and More at 2018 Awards by Olivia Clement

Director Adrienne Campbell-Colt and drama critic Linda Winer are also among the honorees.

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      by Samuel L. Leiter   If you grew up during the mid-twentieth century you didn’t have to be a classical music fan (or even Jewish) to recognize, and probably reci…

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Backstage at The Lion King with Jelani Remy, Episode 4: Crossover Special by

The Lion King's Jelani Remy gets a moving letter from a young fan and does a crossover special with fellow vlogger, Ali Ewoldt of The Phantom of the Opera.

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Someone turned ‘Jerry Springer’ into an opera by Johnny Oleksinski

Opera lovers may think they’ve heard it all, from the screams of Don Juan burning in hell to Brünnhilde’s cries of triumph and the coughs of countless women keeling over from consumptio…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘Chess’ is a Muddled Musical for Muddled Times by Jose Solis

Even the most devoted fans of Chess, the Cold War rock musical by Tim Rice, and Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA, know that the book has more issues than a king trapped in a corn…

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"Glee" on TV: Is It the Best, the Worst or Both? by David Finkle

Let's talk a minute about my idea of this season's best and the worst television series: <em>Glee</em>.

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Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's RELEVANCE, Starring Jayne Houdyshell by BroadwayWorld

MCC Theatre presents Relevance, a play by JC Lee, which opens this Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.Tony AwardwinnerJayne HoudyshellThe Humans is Theresa Hanneck, a ce…

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Photo Flash: Syracuse University Celebrates Alumnus Taye Diggs with NYC Reading by BroadwayWorld

Just last night, Syracuse University celebratedTaye Diggs Class of 1993 at Syracuse University's Lubin House 11 E 61st Street. In honor of his directorial debut with 'Thoughts of a Colored M…

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Exclusive: Watch The Cast of TUTS' MEMPHIS Perform 'Memphis Lives In Me' by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is giving you an exclusive first look at 'Memphis Lives In Me' from Theatre Under The Stars' Production of MEMPHIS. Watch the video below

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Chairman of Astoria's Kaufman Center George Kaufman Dies at 89 by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline, George Kaufman died on February 20th. He was 89. Kaufman was chairman of Astoria's prominentKaufman studios where shows such as THE PATH, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and …

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Paula Vogel’s Indecent Joins Dear Evan Hansen and Falsettos for Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group Season by Adam Hetrick

The 2018-2019 season will also include the return of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.

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First Look at Jayne Houdyshell and Pascale Armand in Relevance at MCC by Hannah Vine

The Liesl Tommy-helmed world premiere began performances February 1.

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Review: Talking Band’s Risk-Taking Music-Theater Piece ‘Fusiform Gyrus’ Is a Master Class in Imaginative Directing by Arpita Mukherjee

What it’s about: Two old, eccentric scientists discuss philosophical ideas while reminiscing about the tenure of their personal and professional relationship. Accompanied by a five-piece b…

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Pulitzer winner finally gets a play on the Guthrie stage: 'This is huge for me'

Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel finally gets a work on the Guthrie stage: “This is huge for me.”

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Review: ‘Brilliant Traces’ at The WorkShop Theater by Deb Miller

Through the hand of fate, two lonely and damaged strangers have been brought together in an isolated cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, each suffering the effects of familial trauma, the devas…

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Creator of BROADWAY MEOWS and BROADWAY CAN! Seth Bisen-Hersh offers the New York City community a wonderful night of music...Continue Reading The post SETH BISEN-HERSH IS PUTTING A LITTLE SO…

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A remount of Djanet Sears' Othello prequel Harlem Duet opens new Tarragon Theatre Season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The 2018/19 bill also features a new play from Daniel MacIvor, the Toronto debut of Hannah Moscovitch's Edinburgh Fringe hit Old Stock and Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic.

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Aleshea Harris’ Acclaimed Is God Is Extends Again by Olivia Clement

The world premiere from Soho Rep will play an additional three weeks.

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Hard Times review – Northern Broadsides make Dickens a laugh factory by Lyn Gardner

Viaduct, HalifaxDeborah McAndrew adapts the classic novel about facts and feelings but comedy drowns out subtlety“Is it possible that, despite all precautions, a storybook could have got i…

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Albanian Delight: A Review of Some Like It Red at The Plagiarists by Hugh Iglarsh

The Plagiarists mashup 1959 drag comedy "Some Like It Hot" and Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" into an original and subversive world premiere.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

DC Theater Friday: The shows to see in a busy scene by Nelson Pressley

News and reviews, from ‘Noura’ and ‘Handbagged’ to Robbie Schaefer’s concert musical

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Class of 2018! See the Cast of Mean Girls Prep for Broadway Bow by Lindsey Sullivan

Watch out! Mean Girls begins Great White Way performances at the August Wilson Theatre on March 12. Scribe Tina Fey, composer Jeff Richmond, lyricist Nell Benjamin and director Casey Nichola…

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8 John Lithgow Stories By Heart GIFs That Are 100% Thursday Mood

John Lithgow knows that the struggle is real.

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Savion Glover, Kate Whoriskey, and Ken Rus Schmoll Board 2018 Encores! Off-Center Season by Ryan McPhee

The season begins with Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World.

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World Premiere of Folk Wandering Musical Extends Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Jaclyn Backhaus and Andrew Neisler collaborated with nine composers on the new show debuting at A.R.T/New York Theatres.

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BWW TV: Broadway Is About to Get Nasty! Go Inside Rehearsals for a Sneak Peek of MEAN GIRLS! by Tv - Press Previews

Rehearsals are underway forMean Girls, the new musical produced byLorne Michaels,Stuart Thompson,Sonia Friedman, andParamount Picturesbased on the hit film. Preview performances begin Monday…

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Will Scar's 'Be Prepared' Make The Cut For Live-Action THE LION KING? by Nicole Ciravolo

The live-action Lion King is set to feature four of the film's original songs by John andTim Rice. Elton John told The Sun, 'They need to have a new end credits song. There's going to be fou…

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VIDEO: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Finds Its Judas, Peter, Simon & More- Meet the New Cast Members! by Nicole Ciravolo

More members of the 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' cast have been announced. Set for Easter Sunday April 1, 2018, NBC will bring to broadcast television 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live' -- a one…

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A Walk With Mr. Heifetz by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Although an interesting idea, James Inverne’s "A Walk With Mr. Heifetz" has lofty ambitions which it is unable to fulfill. While the advertisement proclaims that these two encounters “ch…

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E. Faye Butler as Mama Rose in Porchlight's 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

Chicago stage diva E. Faye Butler will play Rose in “Gypsy” as part of Porchlight Music Theatre’s 2018-19 season, the company announced Thursday. “Gypsy,” featuring music by Jule S…

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Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 'The Burn' seems out of sync with this moment's teenagers by Chris Jones

Through no fault of its own, Philip Dawkins’ “The Burn” has not turned out to be well-timed. Set in a Chicago public high school and focused on a well-meaning teacher (Erik Hellman) an…

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Theater News: Boston Pops to Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday This Spring

The centennial celebration will include concert performances of West Side Story and semi-staged performances of On the Town, among other events.

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Magic Time!: Michael Urie Opens Up About His Hamlet at Shakespeare Theatre Company by John Stoltenberg

When I had a chance ask Michael Urie some questions about his performance as Hamlet, I learned he can hold forth as insightfully as the character he plays. Well, maybe minus the verse and pl…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Court Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature a world premiere by David Auburn and the final play in August Wilson's Century Cycle.

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Mean Girls Stars & Creators Reveal Their High School Obsessions, Dream Roles, & Advice They'd Give to Their Younger Selves

The cast and creators of Mean Girls tell us about the theatre nerds they actually were back in high school.

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Two Aurora brothers landed dream “Hamilton” roles, but only one is coming to Denver for the premiere by John Wenzel, The Know

The brothers, who play Aaron Burr and Hercules Mulligan/James Madison around the country, talk about the challenges, rivalry and rewards of being in the hottest stage show around.

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Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff & the Stars of Children of a Lesser God Gather for Their First Day of Rehearsal by Matt Rodin was on the scene for the first day of rehearsal of the Roundabout's new production of Mark Medoff's Tony-winning play Children of a Lesser God.  Lauren Ri…

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Savion Glover & More Sign On for 2018 City Center Encores! Off-Center Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Encores! Off-Center's co-artistic directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori have announced a trio of talented directors slated to helm the 2018 season, which begins on June 27. The…

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Children of a Lesser God Stars Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson on Connection, Communication and Chemistry by Kathy Henderson

The spring theater season has officially begun, and a slew of highly anticipated musicals and plays, both brand-new and revisited, are set to bow.'s Spring Preview series ca…

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An Ordinary Muslim Extends at NYTW by Olivia Clement

The world-premiere production will play an additional two weeks Off-Broadway.

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Voting Open for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Album Awards; GREAT COMET Passes DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Best New Cast Album! by BroadwayWorld

Voting is open for the 2018 BWW AlbumsCDs Awards, recognizing the best releases from the 2017 calendar year.

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Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will include the world premiere of Christina Anderson's 'How to Catch Creation.'

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Tina Fey and the Cast of Mean Girls on Broadway Meet the Press by Hannah Vine

The musical from Fey and Jeff Richmond begins performances at the August Wilson Theatre March 12.

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‘Springer’: How TV’s Trashiest Talk Show Became…an Off-Broadway Opera! by Harry Haun

'A particularly violent episode—and a particularly profane one,' inspired the musical.

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FROM DOWN UNDER: Gilligan’s Island the Musical by Simon Parris

Nostalgia aficionados may enjoy the trip down memory lane of Gilligan’s Island the Musical, but the talented cast and crew deserve better material in future stage outings.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

What the theater crunch could mean for the subsidiary market.

Every quarter, my Assistant prepares a new chart of what’s in all the Broadway theaters, and what we expect is coming next. At a glance it tells me what theaters are available, or as I…

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Redtwist Space Available for Guest Companies by Bt

• Guest Company keeps 100% of box office revenue• $400 per week for 6 weeks (3 performances per week)• Performance times are Wed @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 3pm, Sun @ 7:30pm• 18 performances to…

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Theater News: New York Theatre Workshop Announces Two-Week Extension of An Ordinary Muslim

Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Hammaad Chaudry's new play.

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Review: Alvin Ailey brilliantly reminds Atlanta of the importance of our humanity by Vanessa Alamo

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returned to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre last week, with Thursday’s opening night showcasing a collection of contrasting pieces: Twyla Tharp’s The G…

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‘Baby Driver’ Director, Crew Prepped to the ‘Millisecond’ Before Production Began by Shalini Dore

“ ‘Baby Driver,’ is not just an action film. It’s more like an action musical,” says its writer-director Edgar Wright. “The key is actually not that it is edited to the music, bu…

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Drew Cohen Named Global CEO of Music Theatre International by Ariana Brockington

Drew Cohen has been appointed to the newly created position of global chief executive officer at Music Theatre International, one of the theater industry’s major theatrical licensing a…

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‘Hamilton’ Alum Brandon Victor Dixon Joins NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ by Joseph Otterson

Brandon Victor Dixon has been cast as Judas in NBC’s upcoming live staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the network announced Thursday. Dixon won a Tony in 2014 as a produc…

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Actor and writer Tracy Letts 'having the time of my life' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie - and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars - you&apos;d better proofread the …

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Fighting with Black Panther. Killing zombies. Writing plays. What can’t Danai Gurira do? by Rachel Manteuffel

The Tony-nominated playwright and one of the stars of “The Walking Dead” on art from outrage.

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Adam's Call: The New York Pops: "Heart & Soul:" Rock With You by Adam Rothenberg

James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins at The New York Pops' "Heart and Soul" After a year away, I was so excited to return to Ca…

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On Chesil Beach Trailer: Saoirse Ronan Is Back at It With the Subtle Period Dramas by Jackson McHenry

Though she’s currently nominated for an Oscar playing a 21st-century American teen in Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan really built her career on playing melancholy women in period clothing, and d…

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Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon Will Be Jesus Christ Superstar Live’s Judas by Jackson McHenry

NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert has found its Judas and he’s a [pauses to reach for a high note] gooood choice. Brandon Victor Dixon, who recently played Aaron Burr as a rep…

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'Misery' at Great Lakes Theater: Despite top-notch cast and a spooky set, it's under rather than over-the-top (review) by Andrea Simakis

Annie Wilkes might talk like a sheltered goody-two-shoes ("cockadoodie" is as vulgar as she gets), but she's hardly benign.

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'American Dreams' at Cleveland Public Theatre uses game-show format to put the immigration debate in our hands (review) by Andrea Simakis

"American Dreams" couldn't be more timely, as Congress debates the fate of some 700,000 Dreamers and how the country will treat legal immigrants and refugees.

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The Nose review – Shostakovich's outrageous opera will divide opinion by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Director Barrie Kosky’s wild, grotesque, frenzied production resembles a cross between Mr Bean and the Hunger Games dystopiaEarly on in The Nose, two men in the audience stand up and strid…

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Ayad Akhtar’s ‘Junk’ Wins 2018 Kennedy Prize for Drama by American Theatre Editors

Akhtar will receive a cash prize of $100,000 for his play about junk bond tycoons of the 1980s.

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Kate Whoriskey, Ken Rus Schmoll, Savion Glover Announced as Directors for Encores! Off-Center Season by BroadwayWorld

Encores Off-Center Co-Artistic DirectorsAnne KauffmanandJeanine Tesoritoday announced the directors for the 2018 season, which beginsJune 27. The popular summer musical theater series at New…

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Photo Throwback: LOLITA Celebrates Opening Night in 1981 by Walter McBride

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographerWalter McBridefor exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out this shot ofDonald Sutherland and Blanche Baker…

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FREEZE FRAME: In Rehearsal with the Company of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD by Walter McBride

Children of a Lesser God, playing at Broadway's Studio 54 254 W 54th Street this spring, will be directed by Tony Award-winnerKenny Leonand feature the scintillating arrival ofJoshua Jackson…

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St. Louis children learn some fancy footwork by Austin Steele St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Students at Highland Elementary in St. Louis got a taste of ballet Wednesday in a class taught by a member of the American Ballet Theatre's Project Plie' Initiative.

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University City Symphony Orchestra takes on 'Invitation to a Die-In' by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A piece of musical performance art, it memorializes unarmed black men killed by law enforcement

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Best Bets: Bianca Del Rio, 'Wizard of Oz,' 'Lift Every Voice,' Mvstermind, Polar Bear Day by Go! Magazine Staff

Our staff picks the best things to do this week — with a look ahead.

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The Mix — Some cool things to do Feb. 23-March 1, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

Noel Gallagher, Brad Paisley and Sergio Mendes are headed here for concerts in the coming days.

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Theater Talk Earns New York Emmy Nomination for DEAR EVAN HANSEN Episode; Watch Now! by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Theater Talk'sepisode 'Creating DEAR EVAN HANSEN' was just nominated for a New York EMMYAward for Best InterviewDiscussion Program. This is the series' th…

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Review: ‘The Raid’ at Theater Alliance by John Stoltenberg

Can social justice happen without militancy? Can ideals of equality become real without resort to violence? These questions gnaw at the mind during Theater Alliance’s powerfully eloque…

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VIDEO: Watch Ben Fankhauser, Jennifer Damiano, Natalie Weiss & More Belt Out Demi Lovato by Stage Tube

Broadway Loves Demi Lovato See Broadway stars like Ben Fankhauser Newsies, Jennifer Damiano Next to Normal, Natalie Weiss Wicked sing some of Demi's hottest hits at Feinstein's54 Below. From…

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Theatre News: Mousetrap Theatre Projects announces lineup for 21st anniversary gala

The charity celebrates its birthday in March at Prince of Wales Theatre

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Theatre News: Kacey Ainsworth and Chris Ashby announced in cast for Holes at Nottingham Playhouse

Adam Penford has announced the cast for his second show at the venue

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Features: Demonic anglepoise lamps: how to create a dystopia using light

As Francesca Beard's one-woman show tours the UK, lighting designer Charlie Morgan Jones explains how they used anglepoise lamps to create their set

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Greenhouse Seeking Partners for Co-Productions in 2018-19 by Bt

The Greenhouse Theater Center is seeking local theatre companies and artists to partner on co-productions during its 2018-19 Season. Located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago’s Lincoln Pa…

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Hampstead Theatre announces three new plays this summer by Robin Johnson

Artistic Director Edward Hall has announced Hampstead Theatre's new spring/summer season, which includes three exciting new plays. The post Hampstead Theatre announces three new plays this s…

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Arduous Affair: A Review of Hay Fever at Saint Sebastian Players by Emma Couling

This poorly-handled production from Saint Sebastian Players shows Coward at his most cringe-inducing.

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Olivier Awards – my public panel application 2018 by Debbie Gilpin

It’s that point in the year again: Olivier Award public panel application time! After getting to the interview stage last year (better than 2016 and 2015) I was hoping to do it again this …

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Megan McGinnis, Julie Benko, Jim Stanek Will Star in New Off-Broadway Musical Goldstein by Andrew Gans

Performances begin March 26 at the Actors Temple Theatre.

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Watch Star Caissie Levy Perform New Frozen Tune ‘Monster,’ Elsa’s ‘Kelly Clarkson Rock Ballad Moment’ by Ryan McPhee

The song is one of a dozen new numbers written specifically for the stage musical, which begins previews February 22.

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Watch Caissie Levy Perform New Frozen Tune ‘Monster,’ Elsa’s ‘Kelly Clarkson Rock Ballad Moment’ by Ryan McPhee

The song is one of a dozen new numbers written specifically for the stage musical, which begins previews February 22.

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Theater News: Waitress to Celebrate National Women's History Month

The initiative will raise funds for the National Women's History Museum in Washington, DC.

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Theater News: Folk Wandering Receives One-Week Extension

Performances of the Jaclyn Backhaus-Andrew Neisler musical begin tomorrow in a Pipeline Theatre Company production.

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Theater News: Brandon Victor Dixon Cast as Judas in NBC's Live Jesus Christ Superstar

Norm Lewis, Jin Ha, and more round out the cast of the TV production.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Pop-Up Magazine producer Tina Antolini talks bringing journalism to life onstage by Kelundra Smith

Eighteen months ago, Pop-Up Magazine invited Peabody Award-winning radio producer Tina Antolini to step out of the studio and go on tour telling stories in front a live audience. Pop-Up Maga…

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George F. Walker's Fierce has his signature humour and snappy dialogue but needs more development by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Short play about two women, a psychiatrist and her patient, bonding over their troubled pasts feels too contrived, writes Carly Maga.

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to launch international production in Toronto by Caitlin Huston

“Dear Evan Hansen” producer Stacey Mindich is partnering with David Mirvish, a Canadian producer, to bring the musical to Toronto. The show will play Royal Alexandra Theatre in March 201…

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Jubilee, Lyric, Hammersmith, London, review: In the Lyric Hammersmith's fine tradition of reanimating controversial classics by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Chris Goode's stage adaptation of Derek Jarman's 1977 punk classic 'Jubilee', recasts Toyah Willcox who played Mad in the film, as Queen Elizabeth I, who time-travels to …

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Norm Lewis & More Join NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton) is among the new stars added to the highly anticipated TV presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! in Concert. Dixon will pl…

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Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

It’s a tragedy. London is swamped by hordes of young Disney fans, dressed in pale blue Elsa gowns, clutching precious tickets in

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Brandon Victor Dixon Will Play Judas in NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT by BroadwayWorld

TV Line reports that Brandon Victor Dixon will appear as Judas opposite Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and John Legend in NBC's special event JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT, to be aire…

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Rebecca Luker and Ed Dixon Will Star in Readings of New Musical Piece of Mind by Andrew Gans

Daniel Goldstein will direct the industry presentations.

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WAITRESS Announces Events in Honor of Women's History Month by BroadwayWorld

The producers of Broadway's smash Waitress announced that they will celebrate National Women's History Month at the show by hosting a month-long campaign in March. As the first Broadway musi…

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Review Roundup: Edward Albee's AT HOME AT THE ZOO at Signature Theatre by Review Roundups

Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo Homelife amp The Zoo Story officially opened last night on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street between 9th …

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A Day In The Life: The Royal Ballet’s Claire Calvert by Robin Johnson

What's a day in the life of a Royal Ballet First Soloist? Claire Calvert gave us a fascinating insight with her photo diary at the Royal Opera House. The post A Day In The Life: The Royal Ba…

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Interview: ‘Farinelli and the King’s’ Melody Grove on King Philippe V’s Manic Depression and Why His Story Resonates Today by Navida Stein

Award-winning British actress Melody Grove has been a bit of a New Yorker lately — first with the downtown hit The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (The National Theater of Scotland) …

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Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre named among best UK employers by Georgia Snow

The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton has been named one of the 100 best companies to work for in the UK. The Mayflower

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Violence versus passifism . Brown versus Douglass. The Raid at Theater Alliance (review) by Angela Carroll

“Everyone in this play is dead,” Harriet Tubman (Tiffany Byrd) announces minutes into the first act. Frederick Douglass (Marquis D. Gibson), John Brown (Nicklas Aliff), Henry Kagi (Josh …

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Theatre News: Eddie Eyre, Leo Staar and Siubhan Harrison to star in The Country Wife at Southwark Playhouse

William Wycherley's piece opens at the south London venue in April

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Theatre News: Carly Bawden, Paul Chahidi and Ashley Zhangazha cast in F**ked in Marrakech

Kate Marlais and Alex Young's new musical will be presented at BEAM2018

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Creative Scotland chief ‘profoundly sorry’ over funding debacle by Thom Dibdin

Creative Scotland’s chief executive has apologised for the way the body’s recent funding decisions were handled, as she committed to a root-and-branch

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PHOTOS: In the rehearsal room with Pegasus Opera’s new double bill at the Actors’ Church by Press Releases

Preparations are well underway for the UK premiere of a double bill of two new one-act operas showcasing women in lead roles, Ruth and The Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Sneak a peek into the reh…

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This isn’t a dig at Rufus, but if I ran the National Theatre… by Victoria Sadler

Now, straight off the bat, this isn’t a dig at Rufus. No, that’s not what this blog is about. Rather, it’s some comparably small suggestions that I think could bring about real meaning…

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Theater News: Sarah McLellan to Become Next Executive Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre

McLellan will succeed Paul Slee, who served in the position for 10 years.

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Write Stuff: Linda Greenhouse At Join The Conversation In New Haven by Carole Goldberg

Linda Greenhouse, the award-winning New York Times reporter who covered the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 years and writes an opinion column on the Court and law for the Times website, will disc…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Brandon Victor Dixon to Star as Judas In NBC’s Live Jesus Christ Superstar by Olivia Clement

The Hamilton alum, along with Tony Nominees Ben Daniels and Norm Lewis join Sara Bareilles, John Legend, and Alice Cooper.

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Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon to Star as Judas In NBC’s Live Jesus Christ Superstar by Olivia Clement

Also joining the broadcast are Tony Nominees Ben Daniels and Norm Lewis, KPOP star Jason Tam, and M. Butterfly's Jin Ha.

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Broadway Wall Street Drama Junk Wins Kennedy Prize by Olivia Clement

Ayad Akhtar’s play is the recipient of the 2018 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

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The Four Phases of Robert Young by Trav S.D.

Film and television actor Robert Young (1907-1998) was born on this day. Young’s career can neatly be divided into four phases: Movie Actor (1931-1954) I grew up during Young’s l…

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The Problem With Broadway Revivals: They Revive Gender Stereotypes, Too by Michael Paulson

Audiences love the classic songs. And producers love filling seats. But in this #MeToo moment, what to make of musicals like “My Fair Lady” and “Carousel”?

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ATG staff demand equal pay in Outer London by Giverny Masso

Front-of-house staff working at Outer London venues owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group are campaigning for equal pay with their West End

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Rehearsal Space Available at City Lit by Bt

4 different rehearsal spaces available for rehearsals/auditions/readings/etc. (650 square feet, 700 square feet, 750 square feet, 800 square feet). Rehearsal furniture available. For more i…

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Theater News: Dear Evan Hansen to Present First International Production in Toronto

The original Broadway production team will reunite for the upcoming Royal Alexandra Theatre run.

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Photo Flash: At Home at the Zoo, Starring Robert Sean Leonard, Opens at Signature Theatre

The production also stars Katie Finneran and Paul Sparks.

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Anybody Have a Map? Dear Evan Hansen to Play First International Production in Toronto by Andy Lefkowitz

2017 Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen will set up shop in Canada next spring, marking the hit show's first international production. The celebrated tuner will arrive at Toronto…

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Full Casting Announced for U.K. Premiere of An Officer and a Gentleman—The Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is set for the U.K. debut and forthcoming touring production of An Officer and a Gentleman—The Musical, a new stage adaptation based on the beloved 1982 film. The previously an…

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Drag artist Taylor Mac’s theatrical vision is big, audacious and glittery by Karen Heller

The performer and MacArthur “genius” created a history of America lasting 24 hours

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation donates £36,000 for musical theatre training bursary in Liverpool by Georgia Snow

A drama school in Liverpool has been given more than £30,000 from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s foundation to fund a new scholarship. The

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Afterglow to Celebrate One Year Off-Broadway as Performances Extend Through Summer by Olivia Clement

S. Asher Gelman’s hit play will continue through July 1.

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Check Out the First Day of Rehearsals For Children of a Lesser God by Hannah Vine

Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff star in the Broadway revival, which begins performances March 22 at Studio 54.

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Well, Hello, Bernadette!: Bernadette Peters Opens in Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! February 22 by Andrew Gans

Victor Garber, Charlie Stemp, and Molly Griggs are also new to the cast of the Tony-winning revival at the Shubert Theatre.

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Social: Go Behind The Scenes of MEMPHIS at TUTS Today on BWW's Instagram! by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes of MEMPHIS at Theatre Under The Stars in Houston today on our Instagram

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Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch First International Production in Canada in 2019! by BroadwayWorld

Does anybody have a map... to CanadaProducer Stacey Mindich just announced that she will partner with Canadian producer David Mirvish to present the first international production of the Ton…

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VIDEO: She's a Monster! Watch Caissie Levy Sing Elsa's New Ballad from FROZEN by Stage Tube

Below, watch as Caissie Levy, who plays Elsa, performs one of her new songs, 'Monster,' for the New York Times. Of the song, composer Robert Lopez told NYT 'It's a moment of anxiety where th…

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First Listen: Ann Hampton Callaway Raises Her Voice About Gun Control in New Demo by BroadwayWorld

Following last week's tragic school shooting in Parkland Florida,Ann Hampton Callaway decided to raise her voice about gun control.Callaway writes

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Interviews: Meet the WhatsOnStage Awards hosts

This Sunday the WhatsOnStage Awards will be in the hands of the illustrious double act that is Trevor Dion Nicholas and Vikki Stone, here's a little more about them

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Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen gets its first international production in Toronto by Bruce Demara - Entertainment Reporter

Mirvish Productions has landed a major theatrical coup, bringing the Best Musical winner to the Royal Alexandra Theatre in 2019.

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‘Brings a whole new audience to discover the magic’: THE SOUND OF MUSIC – Touring ★★★★ by Thom Dibdin

It may be a cliché, but Edinburgh is definitely “alive with the Sound of Music” once again as the classic musical returns to the Playhouse.

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B Street reaches out to families with ‘Gandhi!’

Inside the new rehearsal hall at The Sofia theater complex, the thumping of Indian drums creates an infectious beat. The young ensemble of actors move fluidly around the set, refining ……

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Canadian production of Dear Evan Hansen set to open in Toronto in 2019 by J. Kelly Nestruck

Hit musical will come to Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre in March of next year

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Watch: Emma Rice on Brief Encounter by Robin Johnson

Emma Rice spoke to us about her show Brief Encounter, one of the most tender, haunting, wholesome love stories ever, in its return to the West End. The post Watch: Emma Rice on Brief Encount…

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Read Reviews for Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, Starring Katie Finneran and Robert Sean Leonard by Olivia Clement

See what critics think of the Signature Theatre production Off-Broadway.

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The Wood review at Torch Theatre, Milford Haven – ’emotional resonance’ by Jafar Iqbal

It’s fitting that Ifan Huw Dafydd enters through the same auditorium doors as the audience. His character, Dan, is the audience’s conduit

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Theater Review: “Lost Laughs” — The Rise and Fall of a Silent Star by Erik Nikander

Lost Laughs is an absorbing examination of the dark side of American celebrity.

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Dennis Kelly on Girls and Boys: 'I was shocked Carey Mulligan did it' by Lyn Gardner

The Matilda playwright has written a shattering solo drama that he didn’t think his star would read. He talks about fear, masculinity and burying secrets“It’s a really, really tough pl…

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Dear Evan Hansen Will Play First International Production in Toronto by Andrew Gans

Performances of the Tony-winning musical will begin in March 2019 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

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Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE by BroadwayWorld

On a Japanese beach, teenage sisters Hanako Kirsty Rider and Reiko Kae Alexander are caught up in a storm. Reiko survives while Hanako is lost to the sea. Their mother Rosalind Chao, however…

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Theater News: Babette's Feast to Make New York Premiere at Theatre at St. Clement's

The play, conceived and developed by Abigail Killeen and written by Rose Courtney, is based on the short story by Isak Dinesen.

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Actor and writer Tracy Letts ‘having the time of my life’ by Mark Kennedy

If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie, you’d better proofread the script.

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Will ‘Frozen’ succeed on Broadway with a British director and a different ending? by Peter Marks

Don’t worry, “Let it Go” is still in Michael Grandage’s stage version of the hit Disney movie.

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘Lathe’ gives Women’s Voices a dreamy finale by Nelson Pressley

Of three new small-scale dramas, the one with the biggest vision is the best show.

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Michael Coleman leaves Vancouver acting school SchoolCreative by Marsha Lederman

The Vancouver actor said his decision to leave Go Studios and SchoolCreative is unrelated to allegations made against him at a #MeToo town hall

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Exclusive Preview: Video of Elsa’s New Ballad in Broadway-Bound ‘Frozen’ by Michael Paulson

The Brooklyn songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez talked about the new song “Monster” in an interview this week.

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Review: ‘At Home At The Zoo’ — Albee At His Best by Jil Picariello

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, February 22, 2018 In Edward Albee’s world, people quarrel, threaten, argue, fight, and struggle against each other. They bite, tussle, demean, condemn. H…

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Inside the Opening Night of At Home at the Zoo Starring Katie Finneran, Paul Sparks, and Robert Sean Leonard by Hannah Vine

Lila Neugebauer directs the Signature Theatre production Off-Broadway.

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Jo Bonney, Purva Bedi, Angel Desai, and Rita Wolf on “An Ordinary Muslim” by Victoria Myers

In Hammaad Chaudry’s new play, "An Ordinary Muslim," the characters navigate their family, faith, and the complicated nature of assimilation. We sat down with director Jo Bonney along wit…

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Finding A Way Through: A Review of Surely Goodness and Mercy at Redtwist Theatre by Erin Shea Brady

This National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at Redtwist Theatre delivers exactly what its title promises.

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‘Much to commend it’: ROPE – Hornchurch by Ian Foster

As time ticks away in Rope at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, the tightly wound coils of this expertly constructed thriller remain as poised as ever.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

A night at “Jerry Springer – The Opera” (Not for the faint of heart) by Philip

My exposure to the Jerry Springer Show has been limited to an occasional YouTube clip, but I’ve seen enough to know that the following topics are representative: “My mom used to be my da…

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Kacey Ainsworth Leads The Cast Of Louis Sachar's HOLES at Nottingham Playhouse by BroadwayWorld

Following five-star reviews for Wonderland, Adam Penford's inaugural production as Artistic Director, he and Nottingham Playhouse confirm the full cast of a theatrical version of the multi-a…

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Producer J.J. Abrams Takes the Whole Late Show Audience to See His Broadway Play by Ruthie Fierberg

After his chat with host Stephen Colbert, the Star Wars and Broadway producer invited the studio audience to see The Play That Goes Wrong with him that night.

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Bob Fosse's DANCIN' Original Cast Members to Hold Panels to Celebrate 40th Anniversary by BroadwayWorld

DANCIN' opened on Broadway on March 27, 1978 and ran for four years, and was Bob Fosse's only all-dancing and all-singing musical. To mark this historic event, Dancers Over 40 will assemble …

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FIRST LOOK: A Princess Undone at Park Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo We are pleased to bring you some great first look production images by Simon Annand of the new production of A Princess Undone now playing at the Park Theatre.   Kensing…

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Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: February 22, 2018 by Bww Special

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show Don't know what to see Trying to find a theater

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GRACE NOTES: Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Susan Grace

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Great Expectations review at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford – ‘faithful and inventive’ by Paul Vale

Following on from successful touring productions of Our Man In Havana and Travels With My Aunt, Tilted Wig Productions turns its hand

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Mousetrap Theatre Projects Announces 21st Anniversary Gala by BroadwayWorld

In celebration of Mousetrap Theatre Projects' MTP 21st anniversary, it is today announced Christopher Biggins and Harriet Thorpe will host the charity's Gala at the Prince of Wales Theatre o…

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‘Joyful but baffling’: NAPOLEON DISROBED – Arcola Theatre by Laura Kressly

There’s a lot to like about Napoleon Disrobed at the Arcola Theatre, but its focus on getting laughs in individual moments means the narrative arc is neglected. Only a little work is neede…

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Declan Desmond draws from real life for ‘Emperor’ role at Marriott Theatre by Tricia Despres - For The Sun-Times

The musical, directed and choreographed by Amanda Tanguay is one of the most beloved tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Wins 2018 Kennedy Prize For Drama Inspired By American History by BroadwayWorld

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith are pleased to announce that Junk by Ayad Akhtar is the 2018 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American Histor…

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Blogs: The WhatsOnStage nominations show British theatre is in rude health

As the WhatsOnStage Awards approach, Sarah Crompton reflects on just how much variety there is on the UK stage at the moment

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Casting Announced For World Premiere Of New Musical LOCK AND KEY At VAULT Festival by BroadwayWorld

This March the world premiere of a brand new musical from Barlow amp Smith starring Tiffany Graves Chicago, Sweet Charity, West End and Evelyn Hoskins Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, Peter and …

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Cause review at Vaults, London – ‘nuanced new writing’ by Fergus Morgan

James Huntrods’ new play, Cause, staged by director Lucy Jane Atkinson, is a neat, nuanced three-handed exploring that age-old tug-of-war between principles

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Casting Announced for An Officer And A Gentleman UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Casting has been announced for An Officer And A Gentleman UK Tour which opens in April at the Leicester Curve.     Director of An Officer And A Gentleman and Artist…

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Short, Sweet and Relevant #1 by Sandi Durell

by Bernie Furshpan What is the common denominator with crying, laughing and applauding?  Well, it’s simpler than you think.  Scientists, biologists, psychologists and sociologists at…

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Brighton Rock review – ingenious staging curtails Greene's Catholicism by Michael Billington

York Theatre RoyalBryony Lavery’s adaptation underplays the classic novel’s religious theme and focuses on the pleasure-seeking IdaBy a strange quirk of fate, Bryony Lavery’s adaptatio…

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Q&A photos and live-tweeting: Getting Angry with Philip Ridley, Georgie Henley and Tyrone Huntley by Terri Paddock

In November 2016, a week after the election of Donald Trump, I chaired a post-show Q&A at Philip Ridley’s Tonight with Donny Stixx. That one-man show, which follows a would-be magician…

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‘Packed with excellent choreography’: FLASHDANCE – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Hannah Chissick has managed to create a show in Flashdance which captures the flavour of the 1980s and the spirit of the original film, really focusing on the dancing element and celebrating…

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Message delivered: Tarragon to premiere long-awaited play by Brad Wheeler

In its 2018-19 season, Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre will premiere Jason Sherman’s long-awaited look at theorist Marshall McLuhan, plus an Inuit epic and a Harlem Duet revival

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BWW's On This Day - February 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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'Time Stands Still': Play about a war photographer is in good hands in Glen Ellyn by Kerry Reid

The gritty romance of the war photographer/correspondent has long cast a spell for writers and filmmakers. (Think “The Year of Living Dangerously” or “The Bang Bang Club.”) Often, th…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams Invite Entire Studio Audience to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG by Stage Tube

J.J. Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about the upcoming unnamed Star Wars film, and when he couldn't provide spoilers, he gave the audience …

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Theatre News: Emma Williams, Jonny Fines and Ray Shell cast in An Officer and a Gentleman

Full casting for the show's world premiere production has been announced

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Photo Coverage: AT HOME AT THE ZOO Opens Off-Broadway by Walter McBride

Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo Homelife amp The Zoo Story officially opened last night on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 West 42nd Street between 9th …

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LENNON'S BANJO Partners With Salvation Army's Strawberry Field Project by BroadwayWorld

The Salvation Army's Strawberry Field project has been announced as the official charity partner for the highly anticipated new stage show Lennon's Banjo, which makes its world premiere in L…

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BWW Interview: Rula Lenska talks THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY by Cindy Marcolina

Actress Rula Lenska is on the road with The Case of the Frightened Lady. After a brutal murder at Mark's Priory, home to the great Lebanon family, Inspector Tanner finds out that nothing is …

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BWW Review: CONQUEST, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Alice Lucy Walker-Evans is trying to buy the morning after pill in Boots when she meets Jo Colette Eaton, who drags her into a world of feminist revenge. Written by Katie Caden and directed …

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NEWS: Jonny Fines and Emma Williams head up An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical cast by Press Releases

Jonny Fines and Emma Williams will lead the cast of the world premiere production of An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical when the show opens at Curve on 6 April 2018 (press night 19 A…

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Up Where They Belong: @jonnyfines & @Williamstweet lead premiere of @officermusical on tour

The world premiere musical adaptation of AN OFFICER & A GENTLEMAN includes a cast chock-full of #StageFaves led by Jonny Fines and Emma Williams. The tour opens in Leicester in April. Who's …

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Full Casting Announced For The UK Premiere Of Joel Drake Johnson's RASHEEDA SPEAKING by BroadwayWorld

Troupe today announces full casting for the UK premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking. Sheila Reid Rose Saunders and Bo Poraj Dr David Williams complete the…

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Emma Williams and Jonny Fines to star in An Officer and a Gentleman by Georgia Snow

Emma Williams, Jonny Fines and Ray Shell are to lead the cast of An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical, when

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Boundless Theatre Announces First Look At PARAKEET As Part Of Last Word Festival At The Roundhouse by BroadwayWorld

As the annual festival of fearless storytelling, Roundhouse Last Worst Festival returns to the Roundhouse for two and a half weeks of bold performances from established and emerging spoken w…

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‘A period piece with a difference’: JUBILEE – Lyric Hammersmith by Anne Cox

Nostalgic, trying too hard to shock and no longer a force to be reckoned with, Jubliee is, nevertheless, a period piece with a difference which will find fans hoping to relive their youth or…

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Get Social: 10 top tweets from #StageFaves in rehearsal!

This week we were given an exciting sneak peek into rehearsals for the tour of A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN! And we enjoyed it so much we thought we’d check out what was happening in some other r…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Top 5 theatre jobs and auditions of the week: Tokyo Disney, Somerset House, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and more by The Stage

This week’s top theatre jobs and auditions on The Stage Jobs include auditions for dancers and aerialists at Tokyo Disney, scenic artist at Royal

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Cameron Mackintosh’s Music Theatre International promotes Drew Cohen to chief executive by Georgia Snow

Cameron Mackintosh’s theatrical licensing company Music Theatre International has reshuffled its senior leadership, appointing president Drew Cohen as global chief executive. Alongside

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Blogs: 250 years of circus: The war weapon origins of the diabolo

Cirque du Soleil diabolo artist Tony Frébourg explains how he started and where the discipline of the diabolo originally came from

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Casting Announced For World Premiere Of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL by BroadwayWorld

The full cast for the World Premiere of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - THE MUSICAL is officially announced. Emma Williams will play 'Paula Pokrifiki', Jonny Fines is 'Zack Mayo', Ray Shell as …

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FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: Is the world ready for robot companions? Version 2.0 gets its world premiere by Press Releases

Can a robot ever replace a real human relationship? Check out our bumper gallery of stunning production photography from Kashyap Raja's new play Version 2.0, which runs at London's Leicester…

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‘Little doubt about the quality here’: THE B*EASTS – Bush Theatre by Ian Foster

With Monica Dolan in scintillating form with her effortless naturalism, The B*easts at the Bush Theatre proves an intelligently provocative play.

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WATCH: From hanging carpets to back-breaking chairs - Funny musical theatre fails

There are so many reasons live theatre is a joy but the main one is the immediacy. It's all happening, right there, in front of you, so close you can almost touch it. Most of the time, that …

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Thursday, February 22, 2018 by James Marino

Listen: Santino Fontana Dolly’s, Paper Mill Stings, Schumacher Accused, Arden Bowls, Ragtime Makes You Hear Them, Kings Review, and This Week’s Theatre Throwback “Today on …

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FREEZE FRAME: Broadway Dims the Lights for Jan Maxwell by Walter McBride

As previously announced, the Marquis Theatre and the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre would dim their lights in memory of five-time Tony Award nominated actor, singer and performer Jan Maxwell, wh…

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The Rain God review at Vaults, London – ‘moments of genuine joy’ by Fergus Morgan

Charles Hatfield made it rain. Or at least he claimed he could, travelling around the USA in the early 1900s, offering his

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Peppa Pig: An animation created livelihood for hundreds by Blouin Artinfo

The producer of the animation TV show “Peppa Pig,” Phil Davies and Mark Baker co-creator, are overwhelmed by the response of the people. In 2000, they planned to create an animation show…

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Brief 2/22: FROZEN Begins Previews, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA Opens, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories Frozen begins Broadway previews tonight, Jerry Springer The Opera opens off-Broadway, and more

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NEWS: Sheila Reid and Bo Poraj join cast of Rasheeda Speaking at Trafalgar Studios by Press Releases

Sheila Reid and Bo Poraj will join Elizabeth Berrington and Tanya Moodie in the UK première of Joel Drake Johnson’s tense workplace drama Rasheeda Speaking, opening at Trafalgar Studios 2…

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Theatre News: GoCompare singer cast in Spamalot

The singer will guest star in Selladoor's touring production

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Theatre News: Greenwich and Docklands International Festival announces initial 2018 line-up

The new shows join the already announced Graeae and Duke Riley shows

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Obituary: Derek Keller by Michael Quinn

Actor-turned-agent Derek Keller – affectionately known as ‘Bo’ – was a mainstay of Brighton’s theatre scene, where the offices of his agency

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‘Gripping storytelling & brilliantly cast’: FROZEN– West End by Aleks Sierz

This Frozen is a dark story, a revival of Bryony Lavery’s 1998 award-winning play about a child killer — definitely no singing, no dancing, no hummable tunes, but it does have an outstan…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Livestreaming Suzan-Lori Parks' Watch Me Work from The Public Theater, New York—Monday 26 February 2018 by (thea)

By HowlRound TV. Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work from The Public Theater in New York City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at on Monday…

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An A-List Ensemble Breaks New Ground in Revival of The Boys in the Band by Kathy Henderson

When The Boys in the Band debuted Off-Broadway in the spring of 1968, it caused a sensation as the first mainstream play centering on a group of gay men. With biting humor and no-holds-barre…

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Behind the Scenes with the Cast of The Boys In The Band by Broadwaydirect

Go behind-the-scenes of The Boys In The Band photoshoot as the cast and creative team prepare for Broadway. The 50th anniversary of the landmark play arrives on Broadway this spring. Strictl…

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Brighton Rock review at York Theatre Royal – ‘propulsive and atmospheric’ by Natasha Tripney

It’s easy to see why playwright Bryony Lavery would be drawn to Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock – a book that combines a

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Broadway Review: Bernadette Peters Makes You Wish That “Hello, Dolly!” Would Never Go Away Again by Roger Friedman

It’s too bad they don’t give Tony Awards to replacement actors. Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber, opening tonight officially in the post-Bette Categories: Featured Theater(…

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‘Everything is up for grabs’: WITT ’N CAMP – Vault Festival by Michael Davis

There’s no one quite like Witt ’n Camp. ‘Singing’ classic rap songs in the style of opera, Charlie Howitt (Witt) and Holly Campbell (Camp) have subtlely dispensed with the distinctio…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

‘At Home at the Zoo’ review: Edward Albee on marriage and mayhem by Joe Dziemianowicz

It doesn’t take much to reveal people’s animal side and lack of humanity — a bit of talk does it.

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Is your vagina irrelevant? Why Temple U.'s canceled Monologues feel like the end of an era

The work that had felt so cutting edge back then? Now, at a time when the phrase "pussyhat" needs no explanation, it seems a little passe. Yup, we still have vaginas - or many of us do. But …

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Korean Stage Director Lee Yoon-taek Accused of Rape by Patrick Frater

Lee Yoon-taek, artistic director of Yeonheedan, one of South Korea’s top theater groups, has been accused of sexual violence, including rape. The case is the latest scandal as the #MeToo c…

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Theater Review: Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, Again by Sara Holdren

There’s a small play playing on Signature Theatre’s largest stage.Well, in some ways it’s small. In reputation, it’s big. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (that’s the legally ma…

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Lupita Nyong’o To Star in Movie Adaptation of Trevor Noah’s Memoir Born a Crime by Tolly Wright

Lupita Nyong’o is set to star in movie based on Trevor Noah’s autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. According to Deadline, the Oscar-winning actress will pl…

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BWW Review: Sarah Burgess' KINGS Explores The Volatile Relationship Between Elected Officials and Lobbyists by Michael Dale

It was nearly two years ago when The Public Theater opened the first major New York production penned by the relatively unknown Sarah Burgess. Her tersely scripted and aridly humored DRY POW…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Abi Morgan on the play fuelled by fury - The Start podcast by Produced By Eva Krysiak With Sound Design By Chris Wood and Original Music By Stephen Fiske

The playwright and screenwriter reveals how a fascination with tyrants and their wives compelled her to write SplendourSubscribe and review on Apple Podcasts or Acast, and join the discussio…

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Ad Libido review at Vaults, London – ‘relentlessly hilarious’ by Fergus Morgan

Like around a third of the female population, Fran Bushe suffers from female sexual dysfunction. For her, sex has always been tricky,

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Drag365: Show #42- Good Judy at ICON by Michael Block

Gloria Swansong // photo by Michael BlockDay: Tuesday, February 13th         Show: Good Judy Location: ICONQueens Seen: Gloria Swansong (@gloria_swansong)She ha…

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Drag365: Show #43- Wabbit Hole Wednesdays at ICON by Michael Block

Gilda Wabbit // photo by Michael BlockDay: Wednesday, February 14th         Show: Wabbit Hole WednesdaysLocation: ICONQueens Seen: Gilda Wabbit (@gildawabbit), Aria …

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Mark Shenton: There’s life beyond London transfers by Mark Shenton

Theatre actors like to appear in London (or at least those that live there do). It means being able to stay at

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Richard Jordan: Musicals are flourishing, so why don’t we hear them on the radio? by Richard Jordan

Two of the top-selling chart albums of the past 12 months were Alfie Boe and Michael Ball’s Together Again, and Leading Ladies, featuring West End stars Beverley

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Abi Morgan: ‘Women can be as violent, mercurial and complex as men’ by Interview By Chris Wiegand

The writer recalls the anger that fuelled her early play Splendour – and reveals she is directing her rage into a drama about abuses of power in HollywoodThis is an edited extract from The…

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2018 Green Room Award Nominations Announced by Matt Edwards

The Green Room Awards, now in their 35th year, were announced today in Melbourne. Known as Melbourne’s premier peer-presented performing arts awards they recognise excellence and innovati…

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What Michael B. Jordan, Common, & More Brought to the NBA All-Star Celeb Game by Young Hollywood

What Michael B. Jordan, Common, & More Brought to the NBA All-Star Celeb GameThe NBA All Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend in L.A. is the perfect place for celebs from all disc…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Let It Go! Disney's Frozen, Starring Caissie Levy & Patti Murin, Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The highly anticipated new stage adaptation of the hit Disney film Frozen begins performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre on February 22. Directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage and…

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London Theater Reviews: Carey Mulligan Is Perfection in a Play That Isn’t by Matt Wolf

Two solo plays and an American import allow an array of women to shine.

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Ayad Akhtar Wins Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History by Sopan Deb

“Junk,” Mr. Akthtar’s ambitious study of 1980s Wall Street, receives an honor previously won by Taylor Mac and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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VIDEO: SPONGEBOB'S Lilli Cooper Stops by Broadway Boo's by Stage Tube

Check out the latest installment of Broadway Boo's featuring Sprongebob's own land mammal, Lilli Cooper

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Bringing Israeli Authenticity to The Band's Visit—Minus a California Accent by Ruthie Fierberg

Actor Andrew Polk often startles even real Israelis with his natural voice, but it's all part of what was an accidental full-immersion in Israeli culture long before he was cast in the …

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At Home at the Zoo, Signature Theatre, New York — terror in Central Park

Edward Albee’s play exudes a mysterious sense of existential malaise in Lila Neugebauer’s stripped-down staging

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Disney’s Frozen Musical Begins Broadway Performances February 22 by Ryan McPhee

Taking center stage at the St. James Theatre are Caissie Levy and Patti Murin as Elsa and Anna.

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Giving Voice to a Rarely Represented Community - British playwright Hammaad Chaudry depicts a culture in conflict in 'An Ordinary Muslim'

British playwright Hammaad Chaudry depicts a culture in conflict in An Ordinary Muslim---Family dramas in which personal relationships are refracted through religious or political convictio…

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