Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
[collapse] #LiveatFive with David Merino of Rent by

David Merino, set to star as Angel on the Rent national tour, drops by HQ to chat with Ryan Gilbert. 

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The RRaz Room Opens Season with Betty Buckley, Tovah Feldshuh, Michele Lee and More by BroadwayWorld

With such award-winning Broadway, film and television stars as Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh leading the way, The RRazz Room at the Prince is planning a blockbuster second season. Joining…

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Terry Teachout, John Douglas Thompson To Discuss SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at Drama Book Shop by Michael Dale

The Drama Book Shop willwelcome playwright and critic Terry Teachout Wall Street Journal and actor John Douglas Thompson for a discussion and signing ofSATCHMO AT THE WALDORFon Wednesday, Oc…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

The Hypochondriac owes much of its success to its leading man, Stephen Ouimette by Robert Cushman

Robert Cushman: The legendary circumstances of the original run may have given the play a critical status in excess of its actual merits

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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for MY FAIR LADY, Directed by Julie Andrews in Sydney by BroadwayWorld

Lerner amp Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews,just started performances at the Joan Sutherland Theatre atSydney Opera house,and will travel for seasons inBrisbane and Melbourne …

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VIDEO: The Unique Communication Between WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Audiences and Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour by Michael Dale

It's both the talk of the town and one of the best kept secrets in New York.Nassim Soleimanpour's internationally-acclaimed playWhite Rabbit Red Rabbitis a unique theatrical experience at ev…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Spool, Greenside at Nicolson Square by Alastair Curtis

During the time they have been at this year’s Fringe, friends and collaborators Otto Farrant and Finn Cooke have stayed tied together by rope. From this intimate experience has arisen Spoo…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat, Underbelly Cowgate by Alastair Curtis

Look away now if you’re easily offended. Lucy McCormick’s Triple Threat begins as it means to go on: with McCormick’s highly-sexed and potty-mouthed Virgin Mary making free with a cruc…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Expensive Shit, Traverse Theatre by Alastair Curtis

Adura Onashile’s new play Expensive Shit rises to its title, travelling between the bogs of a grimy modern-day Glasgow nightclub and The Shrine club in 1970s Lagos. Peering into Karen Tenn…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Eurohouse, Summerhall by Alastair Curtis

Eurohouse begins with the audience holding hands in a circle. It is a simple but symbolic act in a piece that takes a sideways look at the once harmonious partnerships created by the Europea…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: All Quiet on the Western Front, Pleasance Courtyard by Alastair Curtis

In this, the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme, Incognito Theatre’s all-male ensemble have adapted Erich Marie Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, a blistering evocation o…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Counting Sheep, Summerhall @ The King’s Hall by Alastair Curtis

In February 2014, Kiev’s Maidan Square was overtaken by protesters taking a stand against their corrupt president Viktor Yanukovych and his increasingly anti-EU, pro-Russian rule. What ens…

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‘Take A Bow’ Part 6: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances by Dcmetrotheaterarts Staff

Here’s Part 6 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! ______ Hasani Allen as J.D. in Heathers at Red Branch Theatre C…

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They Blew Us All Away- Celebrating the Best of #Ham4Ham! by BroadwayWorld

On this sad day, we say goodbye to Ham4Ham with a collection of our ten favorite editions. Find out if your favorite made the list below

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Starry Royal Court Announced for THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

After six sold-out 'Broadway Princess Parties,' the time has come for Broadway's favorite leading men to stand in the spotlight in The Broadway Prince Party at Feinstein's54 Below

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The New York Times Cuts Tri-State Regional Theater, Arts, Food Coverage by Jessica Khan

This week, The New York Times laid to rest several of its regional beats covering theater, art, restaurants and other local cultural staples in New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island and Conne…

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Mary-Louise Parker & Denis Arndt on the Quirky Romance & Surprising Twists in Simon Stephens' Heisenberg by

Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt discuss the Broadway transfer of Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, which begins performances at the Friedman Theatre on September 20.

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Photo Flash: Emmy Nominee Peter Reckell Gets Ready to Join The Fantasticks

The Days of Our Lives star will take on the role of El Gallo.

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Cabaret News: Adam Jacobs and Derek Klena to Host the Broadway Prince Party

Brother to the Broadway Princess Party, the event is produced by Laura Osnes and Benjamin Rauhala.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Scott Sanders Brings Stage Productions of Tootsie, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Up Here to Westfield by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Scott Sanders has been appointed as Westfield Corporation’s first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment.

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Westfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS Movie by BroadwayWorld

Westfield Corporation announced today that Broadway, film, and television producer Scott Sanders, who recently received the Tony Award for his Best Musical Revival of The Color Purple, has b…

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VIDEO: Sean Hayes Counts Down The Final Days of AN ACT OF GOD's Second Coming by Michael Dale

The second coming of David Javerbaum's hit comedy, AN ACT OF GOD, which first came to Broadway in May of 2015 with Jim Parsons in the title role, will be ending its blessed 14-week limited e…

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Chicago Fringe Festival Begins Today by Michael Gioia

The week-and-a-half-long festival features 50 performance groups.

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Review: Heartbeats and Algorithms, Soho Theatre Upstairs by Lucy Streeten

Heartbeats and Algorithms is a chilling tale for the tech-savvy millennial: you are what you click; your search history defines you. Think you’re spontaneous? Think again. In her one-woman…

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Shooting Stars! Complete Cast Set for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Starring Josh Groban by Lindsey Sullivan

Full casting has been announced for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, starring Denée Benton and Josh Groban in the respective titular roles. Broadway alums Reed Luplau (…

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Odds & Ends: Cynthia Erivo & Mel Brooks Honor Gene Wilder, Hamilton's Javier Munoz Drops Knowledge & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. Cynthia Erivo Defies Explanation Wanna change the world? There's nothing to it for The Color Purple Tony winner an…

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AUDIO: WICKED's Makeup Supervisor Craig Jessup, From The Macy's Counter To Broadway by Michael Dale

Hosted by current WICKED on Broadway cast members Dawn E. Cantwell, who plays Nessarose, and Zachary Noah Piser, who plays Boq, the six-part podcast series, Inside WICKED Origin Stories puts…

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Molly Pope Takes on ‘A Star is Born’ by Matthew Wexler

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A Star is Born— brought vividly to life by award-winning cabaret artist Molly Pope — will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for a one…

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Mall Giant Westfield Corp. Acquires Broadway’s ‘Purple’ Producer Scott Sanders Productions by Jeremy Gerard

Attention shoppers! Tony-winning Broadway producer Scott Sanders has sold his self-named company to Westfield Corporation, which builds and operates malls from Los Angeles’ Century …

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Theater News: The Great Comet Completes Its Broadway Casting

Josh Groban and Denée Benton will lead the company at the Imperial Theatre.

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Instant New York: 15 Ferocious Feline Fan Photos from ‘Cats’ by Amy Sapp

Are you blind when you’re born? Can you see in the dark? If you answered yes to any of the preceding questions, you may be a Jellicle cat. If not, have no fear. You may still see the n…

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Step team at Riverview Gardens headlines KETC documentary by Joe Holleman St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Gentlemen of Vision," coach Marlon Wharton subject of Sept. 12 film

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BroadwayCon Launches Podcast With Broadway Stars and Insiders by Adam Hetrick

The podcast series, hosted by Patrick Hinds, takes listeners behind the scenes and onstage with Broadway insiders.

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The Ziegfeld Club Extends Deadline for 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award by BroadwayWorld

The Ziegfeld Clubhas announced that applications for the 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award,which will provide a grant of 10,000 and a year of professional mentorship to an emerging female com…

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Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast by BroadwayWorld

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE amp THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members,including Josh Groban …

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Theater News: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ayad Akhtar, and More Named Judges for 62nd Obie Awards

The new judges will join longtime chair of the Obie judges and TheaterMania contributor Michael Feingold.

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Defiant Thomas Brothers will open new show at Stage 773 by Morgan Greene

The Defiant Thomas Brothers will bring their sketch comedy act to Stage 773 this fall. The Chicago-based duo comprised of Seth Thomas and Paul Thomas, not actually brothers, split up in 200…

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‘Take A Bow’ Part 3 in Philadelphia: Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances by Deb Miller

Here is Part 3 of the Philadelphia staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite performances in Spring and Summer of 2016. To all our honorees – TAKE A BOW! _____ Ensemble (Adrienne Hertler, Em…

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Review: Extremities, Theatro Technis by Holly O'Mahony

What if an attempted rape cannot be proven? What if, by the time any witnesses show, the attacker appears the bloodied, tied-up victim, and the victim seems to have become the ruthless, craz…

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Review: Cats, Selfies and the Scattered Mind of the Incurable Dreamer, The Space by Hattie Pierce

Cats, Selfies and the Scattered Mind of the Incurable Dreamer is a verbal collage; a comedic piece of internet verbatim which is also a loosely coherent narrative about two strangers connect…

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REVIEW: "Alabama Story" by Rebecca M. Alvin

The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater production of "Alabama Story" on Cape Cod features exceptional performances by this ensemble cast, rounded out with Alan Campbell as Garth Williams.

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VIDEO: Playwright Simon Stephens Shifts From The Closing of CURIOUS INCIDENT To The Opening of HEISENBERG by Michael Dale

Two-time Olivier Award winning playwright Simon Stephens was warmly welcomed to Broadway nearly two years ago when his THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME opened to great accla…

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses Completes Casting with Raffi Barsoumian, Ora Jones & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Bienvenue! Full casting has been announced for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber. Raffi Barsoumian (Privacy) and Ora Jones (Matilda) w…

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REVIEW: 'Alabama Story' Examines Race Through Banned Children's Book by Ellen Petry Whalen

Playwright Kenneth Jones brings to life the true-life censorship story of a children’s picture book in the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s hard-hitting and transporting “Alabama Stor…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Theater News: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, With Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, Completes Casting

Josie Rourke directs the Donmar Warehouse production.

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The Best of Edinburgh Heads Off-Broadway for 11th Fringe Encore Series by Olivia Clement

Soho Playhouse will present seven critically acclaimed productions from the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Hear a song that was cut from ‘Hamilton’ by Kase Wickman

Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton” (so, everybody) got an extremely rare treat Wednesday when Tony Award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry performed …

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Griffin Theatre announces 2016-17 season by Morgan Greene

Griffin Theatre Company announced its 29th season Wednesday, featuring a rarely-seen revival, a world premiere and a reimagined Tony-winning musical. The season begins with Maxwell Anderson…

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More Than 20 Roald Dahl TV, Film and Stage Projects in the Works by Andrew Gans

Matilda will end its Broadway run prior to the arrival of the London hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Ayad Akhtar and Daphne Rubin-Vega Among the Next Obie Judges by Olivia Clement

The panel of judges for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards has been announced.

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Choreographer Ryan Heffington: 'I have more projects coming up with Sia' by Erika Jarvis

It’s not a surprise Chandelier took home Best Choreography at the MTV VMAs. We catch up with the designer of this odd and unforgettable piece of dance about what’s nextOne of the most un…

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FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of HEISENBERG on Broadway! by Walter McBride

The Manhattan Theatre Club critically acclaimed Broadway transfer ofHeisenberg, written by Tony and Olivier Award winnerSimon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winnerMark Brokaw, starri…

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BWW TV: Watch NYC's Smoothest, Slinkiest Criminals Rehearse for CHICAGO's 20th Anniversary Concert! by BroadwayWorld TV

The cast of Chicago, Broadway's longest running musical, is celebrating this production's twentieth birthday today

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Fuse Theater Review: “Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education” — An Invitation to Take Action by Bill Marx

Among the driving forces behind Anna Deveare Smith’s latest solo work is a call to strengthen "our collective capacity for action."

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Phylicia Rashad Joins Third Season of Empire by Adam Hetrick

The Tony-winning actress will portray the mother of Angelo Dubois, played on screen by Taye Diggs.

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Watch Carey Purcell on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” by Carey

I appeared on “AM Joy” to discuss my Politico article “I Survived Trump Magazine – Barely.” Watch the interview below.  

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Complete Casting Announced for Broadway’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Robert Viagas

Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber will lead a cast that includes Mary Beth Peil and others.

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“Iago” not the only villain at New Jersey Rep by Philip

Legend has it that when British producer-actor Sir Donald Wolfit toured as Othello, he was dismayed when Iago got all the notices. He replaced the actor with a less-talented fellow, who also…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Reasons To Get Excited: Broadway's September Openings by Michael Dale

Summer is just about over and while to most people that means the beginning of the school year and watching the leaves turn magnificent colors, on Broadway it means it's time for the new sea…

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Ayad Akhtar, Darius de Haas, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Tapped for 62nd Obie Awards Judges Panel by BroadwayWorld

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voicehave justannounced the judges for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards.

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Royal Family to Present Live 'Concept' Concert of Musical Revue SERVING TIME by BroadwayWorld

Located in the heart of Times Square, Royal Family Productions is presenting a one-night-only, live concept album concert performance of Serving Time, a new musical revue capturing the frant…

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Talk All Things OH, HELLO on Bullseye Podcast by BroadwayWorld

Oh, Hello on BROADWAY, marks the Broadway premiere of two of the two hottest voices in comedy today,Nick Kroll Comedy Central's 'Kroll Show' and John Mulaney Netflix's 'The Comeback Kid', st…

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LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for Fall by BroadwayWorld

Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed b…

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VIDEO: Watch An All-New First Look at Season Two of SCREAM QUEENS by TV News Desk

Below, check out an all-new first look at Season Two of SCREAM QUEENS, premiering Tuesday, September 20, 98c, on FOX

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Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake & More Slated for Broadway's A Bronx Tale; Full Casting Announced by

From Paper Mill Playhouse to the Great White Way! Broadway faves Richard H. Blake and Nick Cordero will lead the cast of A Bronx Tale, reprising their respective roles as Lorenzo and Sonny. …

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Winner Named in Hamilton Ticket Giveaway by Playbill Staff

Congratulations to the winner of our ticket giveaway with Subaru!

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Photo Flash: Chukwudi Iwuji Stars in the Public Theater's Touring Hamlet

Patricia McGregor directs Shakespeare's drama.

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How Sondheim Writes by Rob Weinert-Kendt

The hoariest question songwriters get asked is: Which comes first, the words or the music? Stephen Sondheim’s answer has always been: the dramatic situation. (With all apologies to Merrily…

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Behind the Curtain: PlayPenn, The Ground Floor, and the National Playwrights Conference by HowlRound

By Justin Taylor. A conversation with new play leaders Sarah Rose Leonard, Paul Meshejian, and Anne Morgan about playwriting.

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Frugal Traveler: How to See London Theater on the Cheap by Lucas Peterson

London’s theater scene is one of its best features — better, it’s cheaper than you think.

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Nick Cordero Will Star in Broadway’s A Bronx Tale Musical by Andrew Gans

The Alan Menken musical will arrive at the Longacre Theatre in November.

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Darren Criss to Serenade Lucky Fans with Special HEDWIG Acoustic Performance by TV News Desk

On September 15th, Darren Criss is set to serenade some lucky fans with a special acoustic performance of music from Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.

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The Maxamoo Podcast Previews the September 2016 Theatre Calendar by Maxamoo

We describe 10 shows we're are excited to see in September and then add 13 more shows in a lightning round. That's a lot of theater. Did we miss anything Let us know on Twitter at Maxamoo, J…

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Stars and the City: Roz Ryan’s New York by Amy Sapp

I was born and raised in Detroit and was a night club singer. I came to New York with the show Ain’t Misbehavin’. When I got here, I was taken aback. New York was a bit much for me. I di…

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The Black Crook, the “First” Broadway Musical, Will Return to New York by Robert Viagas

A tiny production of the massive spectacle coincides with the show's 150th anniversary.

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I Interview Playwrights Part 870: Lucy Teitler by Adam Szymkowicz

Lucy TeitlerCurrent Town:  BrooklynQ:  Tell me about your play Engagements, which just had an extended run at Second Stage Uptown.A:  Engagements is a play about miscommunicat…

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Theater News: Nick Cordero, Ariana DeBose, and More to Lead A Bronx Tale to Broadway

The new musical is codirected by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, with a book by Chazz Palminteri.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Mary-Louise Parker & Denis Arndt Get Ready for Simon Stephens' Heisenberg on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

After being extended twice off-Broadway, Heisenberg will bow on the Great White Way this fall. Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and Broadway newcomer Denis Arndt take on the roles of Georgie a…

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Hear Renee Elise Goldsberry Perform a Cut Song from Hamilton at the Final #Ham4Ham Performance by Lindsey Sullivan

You may think you know Hamilton, but we have a surprise for you: Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry and King Rorge (a.k.a. Rory O'Malley) shared a cut song with at …

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Alexandra Silber on Her Broadway Prom Date, Writing Fiddler Fan Fiction & Why She’s Fancy AND Fun by

Fiddler on the Roof star Alexandra Silber on being #TheCutestPregnantWomanOnBroadway, her enduring obsession with Rebecca Luker, her upcoming books and what she didn't want to tell Angel…

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STAGE TUBE: Renee Elise Goldsberry Sings Cut Song 'Congratulations' for Final #Ham4Ham by Stage Tube

As announced yesterday, the ever-popular live Ham4Ham shows for the Tony Award winning musical Hamilton will end following today's show.For the final Ham4Ham show, Renee Elise Goldsberry per…

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Richard Dreyfuss to Star in Mark St. Germain's New Play RELATIVITY in Hartford by BroadwayWorld

TheaterWorksannounced today that Academy Award winnerRichard Dreyfuss will be joining the cast of RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero.

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Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next Week by BroadwayWorld

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring t…

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Sierra Boggess and More Featured on THE WILD & WHIMSICAL WORLDS OF DAVID MALLAMUD Album by BroadwayWorld

Composer David Mallamud's brain is a busy place. With a particular gift for compositions that fuse genres with his own unique perspective, the dynamic young composer's debut CD, 'The Wild am…

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Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy A…

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Meet the Cast of Heisenberg by Monica Simoes

Mary-Louise Parker, Denis Arndt, Mark Brokaw and Simon Stephens of Heisenberg greeted the press August 31.

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Hershey Felder Is Leonard Bernstein in Maestro at 59E59 Theaters Tonight by Olivia Clement

With music by Bernstein and other composers, the stage play celebrates one of America’s greatest musicians.

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Take A Look at The Public Theater’s Touring Production of Hamlet by Hannah Vine

The production is touring across New York City’s five boroughs, playing in community venues.

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Watch Renee Elise Goldsberry Sing Deleted Hamilton Song at Final #Ham4Ham Concert by Robert Viagas

Here's your chance to hear a trunk song from the hit musical.

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Hip-Hop Hurray! ‘Spamilton’ Takes the Rap by Harry Haun

Any dollar bill with Alexander Hamilton’s picture on it will get you a shot at Hamilton, the musical—and all-round phenomenon now (and, maybe, forever) at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. If…

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Five Burning Questions with School of Rock Leading Lady, Jenn Gambatese

Jenn Gambatese talks School of Rock, returning to Broadway after eight years, and the stage credit that taught her the business of B'way.

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Watch #Ham4Ham Farewell by New York Theater

For the last #Ham4Ham, Rory O’Malley brought Renée Elise Goldsberry with Alex Lacamoire and the band to perform “Congratulations,” a song that was in Hamilton at the Publ…

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Some Of Brazil’s Media Companies Played A Role In Exposing Rousseff According To The CEO Of The RBS Media Group Duda Melzer by Rino16

Anyone that knows what Brazil has gone through the years realizes that Brazilian politics is inundated with scandals and scams. Business corruption is always the fla…

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The Week Ahead: See ‘Hamilton’ (Sort Of) for Cheap by Charles Isherwood

With “Hamilton” still the toughest ticket in town, why not try the “Forbidden Broadway” spoof “Spamilton” at the Triad Theater.

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Caught by Courtney Marie

The beauty of Chen’s technique lies in engaging the audience in a guessing game that they don’t immediately know they are a part of – presenting them with certain messages that appear …

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Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced! 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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Joshua Finkel Talks About The Martyred Leo Frank In “Parade” by Cary Ginell

BY CARY GINELL One of the most heinous crimes of the 20th century was the one in which 13-year-old Atlanta pencil factory worker Mary Phagan was mysteriously murdered in 1913. The suspect, t…

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Sonder, Theatre Arts Exchange by Steph J. Watkins

Sonder is a physical theatre piece devised by a group of young adults. It is about feelings of loneliness, and presses its audience to understand that people you pass everyday have their own…

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Theater News: Maria Dizzia to Join Cast of Leslye Headland's The Layover

The production runs at Second Stage Theatre.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)

On-Sale Ticket Dates Announced for Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Andrew Gans

The London hit will arrive in New York in March 2017.

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How theatre can confront Britain's post-Brexit racism by Atiha Sen Gupta, Atiha Sen Gupta

Playwright Atiha Sen Gupta explains how her new play Counting Stars, set in a nightclub toilet, makes an audience face up to our current climate of fear

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Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Receive Award Nominations for War Paint by Michael Gioia

The leading actresses are both nominated in the same category for the annual Jeff Awards that celebrate the best of Chicago theatre.

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Maria Dizzia to Step in for Annie Parisse in The Layover Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Tony nominee Maria Dizzia will step into The Layover off-Broadway. She takes over for Annie Parisse in the role of Shellie beginning September 6. Parisse, who is leaving the s…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Chukwudi Iwuji in The Public's Mobile Unit HAMLET by BroadwayWorld

The Public's Mobile Unit Production of HAMLET,featuring Olivier Award-winning actorChukwudi Iwuji, directed byPatricia McGregor, just launched afree,three-weektour to the five boroughs. Runn…

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Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER by BroadwayWorld

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on …

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Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations by BroadwayWorld

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor …

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STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim & Hal Prince Discuss the Creation of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Lonny Price's New Documentary by Stage Tube

Lonny Price's 'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened' is set toscreen as part of the Special Events of the 54th New York Film Festival September 30 - October 16.Below, check out a c…

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NEWS: Tara Theatre opens new season with Paradise of the Assassins by Emma Clarendon

The Tara Theatre, based in Earlsfield, south London, will kick off its new season with Anthony Clark’s adaptation of Abdul Halim Sharar’s Paradise of the Assassins, running from 15 Septe…

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Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in The Layover by Olivia Clement

The Tony nominee will assume the lead role in the Second Stage production September 6.

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Brave New World Rep to Bring Full Production of THE PLANTATION to Governors Island by BroadwayWorld

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre willpresent the world premiere of The Plantation, a bold new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia afte…

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PHOTO FLASH: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ali Ewoldt In An Unexpected High School Musical Role by Michael Dale

Born outside Chicago and raised in the Westchester, NY village of Pleasantville, the talented performer with BA in Psychology from Yale University Ali Ewoldt made history this summer as the …

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Photo Flash: Heisenberg Stars Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt Meet the Press

Simon Stephens' play is directed by Mark Brokaw.

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Author's Showcase Party In New Britain And More Literary Events by Carole Goldberg

An Author's Showcase party featuring writers with ties to New Britain, music by Ken Griffen and a light supper from Angelo's Market and Café Beauregard will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at Trin…

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Theater Latté Da Finds Permanent Home by American Theatre Editors

The Minneapolis company is putting on the Ritz---or rather, purchasing the historic theatre.

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Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting’s The Last Ship by Michael Gioia

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere, beginning next month.

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Inside Rehearsals for Fiorello!

Berkshire Theatre Group\u2018s production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, George Abbott and Jerome Weidman\u2019s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! begins performances …

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Joyce DiDonato Tapped for White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Olivia Clement

The opera star joins the recently announced Billy Porter, Justin Bartha and Stana Katic.

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New Version of Half a Sixpence Musical to Transfer to West End by Mark Shenton

It is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh with the Mary Poppins team of Stiles, Drewe and Julian Fellowes.

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Richard Dreyfuss To Play Albert Einstein At TheaterWorks by Christopher Arnott

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will star as Albert Einstein in a TheaterWorks production of the play "Relativity" this fall. The show will open the TheaterWorks 2016-17 season,…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE, Heading to the West End! by BroadwayWorld

As announced earlier today, after rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintoshpresents theWest End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPEN…

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Hamilton Hosts Final Live #Ham4Ham Concert Today by Robert Viagas

In just a year of existence, the weekly concerts had become a Broadway tradition.

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Playwright Vincent Delaney Talks About His New Drama “Las Cruces,” Getting World Premiere in NJ by Kenneth Jones

A Connecticut man has fled to the New Mexico desert following an unspeakable tragedy in Vincent Delaney’s drama Las Cruces, getting its world premiere Sept. 1-18 by Premiere Stages in Unio…

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Take Me Somewhere festival to be spiritual successor to Glasgow Arches by Georgia Snow

A new arts festival is being launched to build on the legacy of former Glasgow venue the Arches, which was controversially forced

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Casting Set for World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life, Contrasting England‘s Stuarts with the U.S. Bush Family by Andrew Gans

The production will launch Yale Repertory Theatre’s 50th anniversary season.

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Theater News: Sarah Ruhl's Scenes From Court Life to Have World Premiere

Jeb and George W. Bush make their way into Ruhl's new play about family dynasties at Yale Rep.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Half a Sixpence announces West End transfer by David Hutchison

Chichester Festival Theatre’s staging of Half a Sixpence is to transfer to the West End later this year. The entire Chichester cast

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First Look: Anita Dobson As Madame Morrible And New Cast Of Wicked In London

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first production pictures of Anita Dobson as Mada…

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Darren Criss, Michael Urie, Ramin Karimloo and Tony Danza Take Their Turns In White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Hannah Vine

Playing Monday nights, the rotating cast performs a play sealed inside an envelope.

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HOLIDAY INN, Starring Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Corbin Bleu and More, Begins Tomorrow on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

A friendly reminder Performances begin tomorrow, September 1, 2016, forRoundabout Theatre Company andUniversal Stage Productions'first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING…

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Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season by BroadwayWorld

Yale Repertory Theatre,celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his pri…

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THE DAILY SHOW's Hasan Minhaj to Launch New Public Series on Muslim Identity at Joe's Pub by BroadwayWorld

Amid a presidential campaign cycle infused with anti-Muslim sentiment and high profile hate crimes, PEN America is launching a groundbreaking program to elevate, amplify, and celebrate the v…

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Interviews: 5 minutes with: Alan Burkitt - 'I'd always dreamed of dancing in Fred Astaire's footsteps'

The Top Hat star talks about his big break in theatre, and the new production of Kiss Me Kate at Wales Millennium Centre

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Cameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes' Half a Sixpence, Starring Charlie Stemp, Set for West End Transfer by Lindsey Sullivan

We were right: Half a Sixpence's dream team is West End-bound! Co-created by mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh and School of Rock scribe Julian Fellowes, the play ran in the U.K…

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Stage to Screen Transfiguration: Is a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Film Adaptation in the Works? by Ryan McPhee

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is making magic on the London stage, and don’t be surprised if the story apparates to the big screen eventually. According to the New York Daily News,…

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BECTU members’ vote cements Prospect merger in 2017 by David Hutchison

BECTU is to officially merge with a larger union after members voted in favour of the landmark move. The union and all

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New Victory to Open Season with Jules Verne Classic by Olivia Clement

Kidoons/WYRD Productions is bringing its modern interpretation of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to the New York stage.

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HEISENBERG's Simon Stephens to Discuss, Sign Working Diary, Other Plays at Drama Book Shop by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Book Shop willwelcome Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Punk Rock for a discussion and signing of his new theatrical w…

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Annena Stubbs obituary by Pamela Howard

Costume designer whose work enhanced many theatrical productionsAnnena Stubbs, who has died aged 92, was a talented costume designer for the stage. Over 40 years, she worked with many notabl…

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David Henry Hwang Remembers How Gene Wilder Almost Starred in M. Butterfly on Broadway by Robert Viagas

In his blog he recalls a dinner with Wilder and his then-wife, Gilda Radner.

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Richard Dreyfuss to Return to the Stage by Andrew Gans

The Academy Award winner will play Albert Einstein in Relativity.

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NEWS: Strictly dance star Joanne Clifton stars in Thoroughly Modern Millie tour by Press Releases

World Ballroom Showdance Champion and Professional Dancer Joanne Clifton will take on the title role of Millie Dillmount in the upcoming UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Joanne’s credi…

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Hot Clip of the Day: Your Day Needs Marcy Harriell's Big, Belty "Another Hundred People"

Marcy Harriell slays this Stephen Sondheim Company song.

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Theater News: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Earn 2016 Jeff Award Nominations

The Chicago theater awards will be held on October 17.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Magic Time! ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by John Stoltenberg

It is the morning after I saw a compelling and telling bioplay about Louis Armstrong just opened at Mosaic Theater Company, Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at the Waldorf. I have my earbuds in; I…

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'The Entertainer': Theater Review by Stephen Dalton

Kenneth Branagh slips into Laurence Olivier’s tap-dancing shoes to revive John Osborne’s classic 1957 musical drama about the dying days of the British more

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Crackskull Row to Debut Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Honor Molloy’s Irish drama will play at The Workshop Theatre this fall.

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Fuse Book Review: “The Last Days of Stalin” — The Death of a Nightmare by Harvey Blume

Joshua Rubenstein has penned a compact, chilling account of the demise of the Russian tyrant.

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Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October by BroadwayWorld

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced theWest End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-…

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The Verdict: See How Critics Reviewed New Film Musical La La Land by Robert Viagas

Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and J.K. Simmons star in the film, with songs by Pasek and Paul.

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NEWS: Nigel Harman directs Steven Berkoff double bill at Trafalgar Studios by Press Releases

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks …

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Derek Hough Responds to Singin’ in the Rain Broadway Delay by Adam Hetrick

The Dancing with the Stars performer, who is slated to play Don Lockwood in the Broadway production, took to social media to speak about the show’s delayed arrival.

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Photo Coverage: Come on Babe, They're Gonna Paint the Town - CHICAGO Rehearses for Central Park Concert! by Jennifer Broski

The cast of Chicago, Broadway's longest running musical, is celebrating this production's twentieth birthday today For this momentous day, the cast are taking to the streets, with a free con…

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A Chorus Line by Innovative Theatre Foundation

Written by James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch, & Edward KlebanDirected by Tom Rowan  Produced by The Secret TheatreNominated for:  Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role, …

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Never going to be good enough…on ‘artists’ and being terribly lowbrow by Emily Garside

If it's between Mamma Mia! and the Royal Court, which would you choose and what does that say about you? Emily Garside has been asking herself such questions...

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ALLEGRO southwark playhouse, SE1 by Libby Purves

A RARITY, AND A TOPICAL TREAT     It’s an American story and a universal one: choose money and status, or idealistic service? Big business or big heart, slick city or smalltown v…

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Teachout’s Satchmo at the Waldorf at Mosaic Theater (review) by Steven McKnight

Louis Armstrong, arguably the first jazz superstar, achieved world-wide fame as a trumpet player, composer, singer, occasional actor. Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout (best known as …

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Lillias White Stars in CTG’s Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Andrew Gans

Phylicia Rashad directs the limited engagement, which begins tonight.

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Autumn Hurlburt and Devon Goffman Lead World Premiere of BLINDSIDED DATE at the New York New Works Theatre Festival by BroadwayWorld

Legally Blonde's Autumn Hurlburt and Motown's Devon Goffman lead World Premiere of Blindsided Date in the New York New Works Theatre Festival August 31 at The Elektra Theatre

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Jackie Burns, Robert Creighton, Felicia Finley and More Set to Appear at Ocean State Theatre on October 17 by BroadwayWorld

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who has produced over 200 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States, will return to his native Rhode Island to produce his fi…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)

See Fifth Harmony Member Visit The Lion King by Hannah Vine

Dinah Jane Hansen hung out wtih Simba and Nala backstage August 30.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Anita Dobson and The New Cast of WICKED by Nora Dominick

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, ispleased to release the first production pictures of Anita Dobson as Madam…

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New Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie Finds Its Leading Lady by Andrew Gans

The U.K. tour will kick off in January 2017.

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Susan Grace

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Raise Your Voice! Harvey Fierstein & Cyndi Lauper Get Out the Vote at KINKY BOOTS Performance by BroadwayWorld

KINKY BOOTS' Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper truly want people to 'raise their voice' and be sure to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

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Nigel Harman to direct Berkoff double bill by Georgia Snow

Nigel Harman is to direct a London staging of two plays by Steven Berkoff. Harman will direct a double bill of one-act

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On Chaplin’s Other Half Brother by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Wheeler Dryden (George Dryden Wheeler, Jr, 1892-1957). It was tempting to include him in both my Stars of Vaudeville and Stars of Slapstick series, but Dryden was ad…

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Theatre News: Half a Sixpence to transfer to the West End

The Chichester Festival Theatre production will open in October

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Theatre News: Nigel Harman to direct Steven Berkoff double bill

The actor-turned-director will direct Lunch and The Bow of Ulysees at Trafalgar Studios

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Hampton Classic by Barry

Highlighting the Hampton Classic is the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by LONGINES on Sunday, September 4.  In addition to the Grand Prix title, the world-class fiel…

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NEWS: Half a Sixpence transfer to West End, Opens 17 Nov at Noel Coward by Press Releases

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical HALF A SIXPENCE - wh…

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 1: Meet David Whitehead (Salieri) by Chip Gertzog by Guest Author

Amadeus, the late Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy Award-winning masterpiece opens September 30, 2016, and kicks off the Providence Players’ 2016-2017 season. Chip: Please tell our r…

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Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in Utah by BroadwayWorld

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics the …

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Diary: Theatrical couple’s truly Royal wedding by Tabard

A heartwarming story for you this week, readers (and a reminder that Tabard does, despite protestations, indeed have a heart to warm). The

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Letters of the week by The Stage

Late West End shows not for me I’m more than a little dismayed at the arrogance of people living in their London

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Scene Around: September 1 by The Stage

The latest first night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include the first night of

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Diary: Welcome to the warm-up by Tabard

Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry. Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry. No, dear readers, Tabard isn’t just repeating his favourite form of travel over and

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)

REVIEW: Brass, Hackney Empire ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves The show’s score is one that you want – you need – to revisit again and again. Till and his collaborators are such major talents that there isn’t a si…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/31 - Celebrating the Birthday of Alan Jay Lerner by Stage Tube

On 31 August 1918, Alan Jay Lerner was born - and he went on to become one of the most popular lyricist and librettists in musical theatre's history.A native New-Yorker, Lerner studied at th…

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Review Roundup: LA LA LAND Marks Return of the Movie Musical! by Movies News Desk

Academy Award nominee DAMIEN Chazelle's LA LA LAND opened the Venice Film Festival yesterday. Let's see what the critics have to say

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Photo Coverage: First Look at GODSPELL at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden by Roy Tan

Olivier Award winnerGeorge MaguireSunny Afternoon and Rocky Horror starDominic Andersenare to join the starry line-up for the sold-out concert production ofGodspellat St. Paul's Church in Co…

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Take Pride in Your Engagement Efforts All Year Round by Phil Paschke

It’s always interesting to see the various advertising campaigns directed towards the LGBTQ market during the month of June and during pride festivals around the world over the summer. I r…

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Photos: First look: Anita Dobson as Madame Morrible and new cast of Wicked

The new cast begin their run at the Apollo Victoria on 5 September

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People You Should Know . . . Jon Kovach by Zack Calhoon

Jon Kovach-After graduating from Miami University with a BA in theatre ('11), Jon achieved resident artistic positions with Untethered Theatre Co. ('12-'13), Playhouse in the Park (’13-’…

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Photos and podcast: Breaking taboos at Lazarus Tis Pity debate by Terri Paddock

Are there any stage taboos left? John Ford‘s 17th-century romantic thriller ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, centring on an incestuous relationship between brother and sister Giov…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Amy Schumer review – sex, neuroses and gun control from a sure-footed star by Hadley Freeman

Edinburgh PlayhouseShe may be negotiating the move from everygirl to A-lister, but Schumer is truly at home on stage, hilarious on pills, guns – and even the odd heckler“I just say whate…

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Liam Williams' TRAVESTY Makes London Premiere at New Diorama by Marianka Swain

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe,TRAVESTY, the debut play by Liam Williams, will make its premiere London run at New Diorama Theatre next week.

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BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Broadway AM Report, 8/31/2016 - CHICAGO at SummerStage and More! by Jessica Khan

Today's big news CHICAGO celebrates 20 years on Broadway witha free concert at SummerStage

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The Entertainer, Garrick Theatre, review: 'Kenneth Branagh rises to the occasion' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Music hall meets domestic drama in this revival of John Osborne's classic play

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Review: Review: Christeene: Trigger (Soho Theatre)

Paul Soileau's Christeene is a dark, provocative drag act

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Theatre News: A Room with a View to tour UK from October

Felicity Kendal stars in the show which opens at Theatre Royal Bath

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Snapshot: Benny Goodman appears on What’s My Line? by Terry Teachout

Benny Goodman appears as the mystery guest on What’s My Line? This episode was telecast by CBS on July 22, 1962. The host is John Charles Daly and the panelists are Bennett Cerf, Arlene Fr…

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Groundhog Day the Musical is Set to Hit Broadway in 2017 by Rino16

We all know and love the 1993 comedic film Groundhog Day which stars the hilarious Bill Murray and lovely sidekick Andie MacDowell. The general plot, for those unfortunate enough to have mis…

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Almanac: George Meredith on cynicism by Terry Teachout

“Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.” George Meredith, The Egoist

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Writers’ Guild secures 2% fee increase for playwrights by Georgia Snow

Playwrights working in theatres across the UK are to receive a 2% increase on minimum fees, thanks to a new rate negotiated

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Beyond ‘Wonka’: Bringing Alive Roald Dahl’s Mischievous World by Michael Paulson

As the centennial of Mr. Dahl’s birth approaches, the estate of the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” author is developing at least 23 projects based on his works.

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Strictly's Joanne Clifton Will Star in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Tour by Marianka Swain

Award-winning musical THOROUGH MODERN MILLIE is set to tour the UK in 2017.World Ballroom Showdance Champion and Professional DancerJoanne Cliftonwill take on the title role of MillieDillmou…

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Photo Flash: Kenneth Branagh Opens In THE ENTERTAINER by Marianka Swain

Last night, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of THE ENTERTAINER opened at Garrick Theatre. Rob Ashford directs a cast that also includes Gawn Grainger, Phil Dunster, Jonah Hauer-…

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Take Part in Bompas & Parr's Supernatural Sound Installation VOICE OF GOD by Marianka Swain

Hilton London Bankside will host Bompas amp Parr's supernatural voice installation, VOICE OF GOD, for the first time from 29thSeptember - 2ndOctober as part of the eclectic MERGE Bankside, t…

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Gender-blind Shakespeare casting ‘stupid’, says playwright Ronald Harwood by Georgia Snow

Playwright Ronald Harwood has claimed that casting women in male Shakespearean roles is “an insult to the playwright” and “astonishingly stupid”. His

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THE ENTERTAINER – West End by Aleks Sierz

Kenneth Branagh’s final show in his West End season is a revival that is slick, but a bit passionless.

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Theatre News: Exclusive: Joanne Clifton to star in Thoroughly Modern Millie UK tour

The Strictly dancer will star in the tour which will start at the New Wimbledon Theatre in January 2017

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Real Life Story Of Performer’s Voice Loss Challenge Comes To Pleasance by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Can You Hear Me Running? is based on the true story of Louise Breckon-Richards – a performer who lost her voice and tried to overcome it through running the London Mara…

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: @JustinGuarini, @Margo_Seibert Board @InTransitBway, @MichaelArden to Bring #OnceOnThisIsland to Bway? “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast …

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Pink Floyd to Get Retrospective at V&A as Rock Shows Multiply by Mark Beech

Pink Floyd is getting its first major international retrospective in London as rock shows multiply.The Victoria and Albert Museum show today announced “The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mor…

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BWW Review: THE ENTERTAINER, Garrick Theatre, 30 August 2016 by Marianka Swain

The latest 2016 state-of-the-nation play has arrived - from 1957. There's the Brexit-ish granddad mired in corrosive nostalgia, the forward-looking granddaughter joining anti-establishment p…

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Theatre News: Were critics entertained by Kenneth Branagh's Entertainer?

The final play in Branagh's season at the Garrick has opened to mixed reviews

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)

In The Heights London Sets Closing Date by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo In the Heights, the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical has announced that it will close at the King’s Cross Theatre on Sunday 8 January 2017. In The Heights won thr…

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Text of the Day: John Osborne on playwriting by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)

REVIEW: Glasgow Girls, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Festival ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon While the musical inevitably simplifies complex issues, it seamlessly integrates some of the debate about Britain’s attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers. With these…

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Theater News: Tony Winner Lillias White and More Begin Performances of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Phylicia Rashad directs August Wilson's play for Mark Taper Forum.

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Competition: Win tickets to Immersion Theatre’s Journey’s End on UK tour by The Stage

March 1918. “The war to end all wars”. Anxiety builds in Captain Stanhope’s claustrophobic dugout as the threat of an imminent German

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Photos: In pictures: Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer

The revival of John Osborne's play opened last night

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Review: Review: The Entertainer (Garrick Theatre)

Kenneth Branagh stars as Archie Rice in this revival of John Osborne's play

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'It's me, isn't it?' by John Heilpern

Failed comic Archie Rice was one of Oliver's finest roles. Yet it nearly didn't happen. As The Entertainer is revived, John Heilpern tells a story of snobbery, Suez and censorshipJohn Osborn…

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Colorado takes top spots in new NEA arts-engagement study by John Wenzel

Coloradans watch movies, visit art galleries, see plays and read books more than almost any other state in the U.S., according to a wide-ranging study released today from the National Endo…

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Mark Shenton: There’s life in the musical theatre genre yet by Mark Shenton

Those of us who love musicals constantly hark back to the supposedly golden age that ran from the 1940s to the 1960s.

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Natasha Tripney’s theatre picks: August 31 by Natasha Tripney

Having fringe withdrawals? Feel like your day is incomplete if you haven’t seen three pieces of Belgian theatre by lunchtime or had

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Richard Jordan: Edinburgh must continue to create memories by Richard Jordan

It may seem hard to imagine, but I remember when shows at the Edinburgh Fringe had intervals. Venues such as the Assembly

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Tom Clutterbuck: When theatre becomes a soap opera off stage by Tom Clutterbuck

For many of us in the industry, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is full of ghosts. Whether it be the memories brought up

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)

NY Film Festival 54 by Barry

By: Ellis Nassour Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 54th New York Film Festival (NYFF), running September 30 – October 16, is expanding daily for the biggest fest ever. For 17 …

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Lillias White Stars in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad, Beginning Tonight in Los Angeles by BroadwayWorld

Center Theatre GrouppresentsAugust Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews tonight, August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper …

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Dominic Cooper Leads THE LIBERTINE, Beginning Tonight at Bath Theatre Royal by BroadwayWorld

Dominic Cooper returns to the stage this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine. This sexually charged masterpiece by award-winning playwright Stephe…

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CHICAGO Presents Free SummerStage Concert Tonight by BroadwayWorld

On Today, August 31st, the cast of Broadway's Longest Running American Musical will celebrate its 20th Year on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park.

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18th-century comedy feels fresh at St. Louis Shakespeare by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Donna Northcott directs 'The Heir Apparent' by David Ives

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Sadie Frost to Lead BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN World Premiere This Autumn by Bww News Desk

Based on true events, the World Premiere of Zoe Lewis's passionate and thought-provoking play BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN will be staged atWilton's Music Hall, starringSadie Frost and directed by Ol…

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Trevor Ashley Stars in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London Wonderground, Aug. 31 by Bww News Desk

After wowing audiences inLiza on an Ein 2013, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London in a brand new showLiza's Back is broken,playing at theLondon Wondergroundat …

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September Beyond Broadway Theater Preview by Maxamoo

We describe 10 shows we’re are excited to see in September and then add 13 more shows in a lightning round. That’s a lot of theater. Did we miss anything? Let us know on Twitt…

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Mind-Bending Illusions with Magician Adam Trent by Young Hollywood

Mind-Bending Illusions with Magician Adam Trent The YH Studio welcomes original star of Broadway's 'The Illusionists', Adam Trent, to tell us all about his magical tour and some of the chall…

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On the Couch with Elana Stone by Arts Review

Who is Elana Stone? These questions are so existential! Perhaps I could just copy/paste my tinder profile here: I am a short, funny, glasses wearing Velma look-alike who sings and plays va…

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Their Favorite Things: Quincy Tyler Bernstine Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Viola Davis, Cherry Jones and Stephen McKinley Henderson are among the actress’ favorites.

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La La Land Movie Musical Debuts Tonight, Featuring Pasek & Paul Songs by Andrew Gans

Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and J.K. Simmons star.

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Free Concert Celebrates Chicago’s Two Decades on Broadway Tonight by Andrew Gans

The evening is part of the SummerStage series in Central Park.

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How Much Do You Know About Jukebox Musicals? by Ruthie Fierberg

Test your knowledge about these shows that feature pre-existing scores by some of music’s greatest icons.

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Paths for Mason Alexander Park by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mason Alexander Park was destined for the Hollywood life, or so he thought.

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Stage preview: PICT journeys toward the future with 'Shirley Valentine' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alan Stanford is happy to report that PICT Classic Theatre is in the midst of a rebirth.

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