Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Billy Porter, Lea Salonga and more to headline 2016-17 Trust Cabaret Series by Sharon Eberson/pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Billy Porter leads a parade of Broadway stars headlining the 2016-17 Trust Cabaret Series.

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Go Inside the Recording Studio With Waitress by Monica Simoes

See Sara Bareilles and the cast head into the studio to record the Waitress cast album.

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Meet the Playwright: Michael Reyes by Rochelle

Michael is new to ITN with two plays worth checking out — TOWER 5 and PARK SLOPE.  Both deal with strong subject matter.  Park Slope is a one act satire about power, identity and loc…

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Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien and More to Perform at Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 2016 Gala by BroadwayWorld

On Friday May 13, see Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien, David Friedman, Janelle Robinson and Jodi Stevens in concert in Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Gala Evening 'Get…

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Watch Zak Sandler, Steven Sater & More in LC Originals: Songwriters; Live Stream Begins at 7:30pm by BroadwayWorld

The next installment of LC Originals Songwriters, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center will offer an evening of new songs inspired by Lincoln Center, created by some of Broadway …

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2014-15 NYC Theatre Season Hits Record High in Diversity Per AAPAC's Report by BroadwayWorld

In the 2014-15 season, the NYC theatre industry hit a record high in the 9 years AAPAC has data collected. For the first time, 30 of all available roles went to actors of color, a jump from …

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Could Lady Gaga Join Bradley Cooper in A STAR IS BORN Remake? by TV News Desk

With Beyonce officially no longer attached, Warner Bros. is once more on the huntfor the female lead in its long-gestating remake of A STAR IS BORN.

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Ana Villafane, Daveed Diggs & More Among 2016 Astaire Award Nominees, Now Honoring Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Ana Villafañe, Daveed Diggs, Jane Krakowski and Alex Brightman are among the nominees for the 2016 Astaire Awards. This year, the awards have opened up their categories to recognize o…

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with She Loves Me's Peter Bartlett by Broadway.com

She Loves Me's Peter Bartlett stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat with Beth Stevens.

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Video: Bono Joins Lupita Nyong’o, ‘Eclipsed’ Cast On Behalf Of Kidnapped Girls by Jeremy Gerard

U2 frontman and human rights activist Bono took to the stage of Broadway’s Golden Theater on Saturday afternoon following the matinee of Eclipsed. He lead an emotion-packed dedication…

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Theater News: Daveed Diggs, Alex Brightman, Ana Villafañe Nominated for 2016 Astaire Awards

Find out which Broadway hoofers are up for the prestigious honor.

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California Versus The Arts: The Tax Man Cometh by Steven Leigh Morris

by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS isn’t bad enough that California currently ranks 46th in the nation for arts funding, now the State’s Employment Development Department (EDD) is engaged in ran…

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Study: Diversity in New York Theater Roles Rose in 2014-15 Season by Michael Paulson

An Asian American Performers Action Coalition study showed that about 30 percent of roles at the city’s most prominent theaters went to minorities.

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The Actors Fund Taps DKC/O&M as New Reps by BroadwayWorld

The Actors Fund has announced that, effective immediately, DKCOampM will oversee public relations for the nonprofit organization.

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BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Goes All Open Mic! by Ben Cameron

Sure, we all know by nowthat Broadway Sessions is the place to be to get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest,but did you know that once a month we throw caution to the wind and o…

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STAGE TUBE: A New Argentina! Highlights of Caroline Bowman, Ramin Karimloo and More in Vancouver Opera's EVITA by Stage Tube

Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA runs nowthrough May 8, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring stars Ramin Karimloo as Che and Caroline…

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UPDATE: Responding to Public Outcry, Drama Desk Adds 'Best Book of a Musical' Category by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Drama Desk winners Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last week, April 28. However, t…

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Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations! by BroadwayWorld

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnis…

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'Hamilton‘ and ‘Humans’ Are Among Top Broadway Grossers by Michael Paulson

The week ending May 1 was a strong one for Broadway productions, up $1.2 million from the week before.

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2016 Astaire Award Nominations Announced by Robert Viagas

The awards honor outstanding theatre and film dance and choreography.

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Review: The Passion Of Lady Vendredi, Soho Theatre by Dayane Mounsib

Forget everything you know about what a performance ‘should’ look like, or sound like, or even feel like. Leave your preconceptions about music theatre at the door. Because you a…

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Review: Bare Essentials by Michael Block

Be warned. Bodies will appear in their natural state. If you are uncomfortable with nudity on stage then stray away from Body: Anatomies of Being. For one hour and forty minutes, that’s al…

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Broadway Grosses: Crowds Flock to New Musicals as Tony Award Nominations Loom by Ryan McPhee

With Tony nominations just around the corner, audiences are catching this season’s new musicals before some celebrate a post-announcement high tide. School of Rock surpassed the millio…

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In the Wings: From Backstage to Front of House, The Color Purple Stage Family by Lindsey Sullivan

The John Doyle-helmed production of The Color Purple has had audiences rejoicing for the show's triumphant return to the Great White Way since it opened in December 2015. From a trio of …

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‘Waitress’ Is Looking Hit-like, Dramas Rising At Jumpy Broadway Box Office by Jeremy Gerard

Patrons are finding the new Sara Bareilles musical Waitress tasty enough to recommend, and Broadway’s cloudy dramas saw some welcome sunshine during Week 49 of the 2015-2016 season. Bo…

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Drama Desk Restores “Outstanding Book” Category After Protest by Playbill Staff

But only three nominees, including just one Broadway show.

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Broadway Box-Office Analysis: April 25-May 1 by Robert Simonson

Waitress continued to sell out, while Paramour and The Color Purple also had good weeks.

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UNHAPPY FAMILY by Brian Scott Lipton

Jessica Lange puts in a near-operatic performance as the matriarch of O’Neill’s seminal dysfunctional family.

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Disgraced’ asks provocative questions about being Muslim in America by Peter Marks

Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer-winning drama is mounted by Arena Stage.

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Frank Langella and Ben Whishaw, Bigger Than Life Onstage by American Theatre Editors

Known for their work on screen, these two stage pros are in their element in 'The Father' and 'The Crucible.'

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Five Notable Stories From Last Week’s ArtsJournal: Alternative Reality Edition by Douglas McLennan

What Does “Inclusive” Mean To A Performing Arts Center? The Kennedy Center held an event to talk about inclusiveness of its offerings. But no one seemed to be able to define exac…

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Review: Timeless, timely 'Mockingbird' opens at Berkeley Playhouse by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

Berkeley Playhouse's first nonmusical production is a strong adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Harper Lee's classic civil rights novel.

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 5/1/2016

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 1st, 2016. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Cleveland Opera Theater delivers stunning spectacle with Puccini's 'La Boheme' (review) by Special To The Plain Dealer

Cleveland Opera Theater rose to the challenge of Puccini's "La Boheme" last weekend, mounting a first-rate production with excellent singing, beautiful visuals, and a nimble orches…

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater rocks many souls on visit to Playhouse Square (review) by Zachary Lewis

Even as many probably could have followed along to "Revelations," the signature work of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, none could have been prepared for the vitality of the pe…

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Watch Bono Address Audience Following Performance of Eclipsed by Andrew Gans

The U2 lead singer helped launch a dedication series in honor of the abducted schoolgirls of northern Nigeria.

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/2/2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 522016.

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Rory O'Malley & NERDS Cast Set for This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS by BroadwayWorld

This Thursday, May 5th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes Rory O'Malley Bill Gates, Bryan Fenkart Steve Jobs and cast members from the ill-fated Broadway musical to be, NERDS. Cast members will per…

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Bid to Meet Kristin Chenoweth, Seth Rudetsky, B.D. Wong and Support Rosie's Theater Kids by Michael Dale

Charitybuzz has three new auctions to benefit Rosie O'Donnell's Rosie's Theater Kids

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MATILDA's Sophia Gennusa and More Set for Concert to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by BroadwayWorld

12-year-old Tony Award honoree Sophia Gennusa Doctor Zhivago, Matilda the Musical brings together some of the original cast members of MATILDA to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma So…

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Tony Awards Nominations:Live Feed Beings 8:30 am Tuesday May 3rd Here! by Sandi Durell

The 2016 Tony Awards Nominations Announcement, Sponsored by IBM Tuesday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. ET From the Paramount Hotel in NYC Video courtesy CBS News.                          …

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U2 Frontman Bono Visits Eclipsed

The Irish rocker and world-renowned humanitarian took the stage after the April 30 performance of Eclipsed to talk about the young girls who were abducted last year in Northern Nigeria.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/2 by BroadwayWorld

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 512016.

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/1/16 by BroadwayWorld

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 512016.

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FREEZE FRAME: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of WAITRESS! by Walter McBride

DMI Soundtracks will soon release the original cast album for WAITRESS, distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation.Produced bySara Bareillesand Neal Avron, the cast album is projecte…

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Review: ‘Toast’ Blends Farce With Kitchen-Sink Realism by Ben Brantley

Beneath the rowdy humor, there is always the sense of a desperate emptiness in Richard Bean’s comedy about the rhythms of a blue-collar workday.

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Christina Aguilera Talks About the Importance of journaling as An Artist

In this expert from a Masterclass video, Christina Aguilera speaks about the importance of keeping a journal while learning a craft.

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Theater News: National Endowment for the Arts to Receive Special 2016 Tony Award

The organization will be honored on June 12.

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2016 Stars in the Alley by Barry

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Friday June 3, 2016 from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. &nb…

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Hamilton, Waitress, American Psycho & More Shows Set for 2016 Stars In The Alley by Lindsey Sullivan

Hamilton, Waitress and American Psycho are just some of the shows that will be participating in this year's Stars in the Alley. As previously reported, the event is scheduled to take pla…

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Forever 17: Backstage at Tuck Everlasting with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Episode 4: Opening Night! by Broadway.com

Tuck Everlasting's Andrew Keenan-Bolger offers an intimate backstage pass to the show's opening night!

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Review: In ‘The Place We Built,’ Politics Grip a Hungarian Bar by Laura Collins-Hughes

This Sarah Gancher play, set in Budapest, features a group deciding whether to fight a shutdown just as their country is shifting to the right.

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Paper Mill wins Regional Tony; first N.J. theater in 17 years to take prize by Vicki Hyman | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

The Paper Mill Playhouse, founded in 1938, has been investing in new works in recent years, including 'The Bandstand,' 'A Bronx Tale,' and 'Newsies'

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Prince Used to Go Crazy for Broadway — and Broadway Stars by Rebecca Milzoff

When Prince died last week, two of the most extraordinary shows on Broadway immediately paid tribute: Hamilton with an onstage “Let’s Go Crazy” dance party and The Color Purple with a …

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Playhouse Square's International Children's Festival brings world to Cleveland stage this weekend by Laura Demarco, The Plain Dealer

There's no better way to grow a love for the theater than to hook audiences early. The seventh annual International Children's Festival, May 7 and 8 at Playhouse Square, seeks to do just th…

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This new 'Streetcar Named Desire' with Gillian Anderson is brilliant by Christopher Kelly

The production, also starring Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, unfolds on a set that never stops revolving.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/2

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/1/…

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Ringling Bros' remaining circus elephants headed to sanctuary – video by Guardian Staff

Elephants are preparing to take their final bow at the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans and enraged animal activists. The 11 remain…

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Theater News: Jessie Mueller, Sara Bareilles, and More Record Broadway's Waitress

The stars of the new musical preserve its score.

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Theater News: Broadway Veteran Brent Barrett to Lead Signature Theatre's La Cage aux Folles

Bobby Smith and Nova Y. Payton will also star.

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Theater News: Dear Evan Hansen, Starring Ben Platt, Extends at Second Stage Theatre

The new Pasek and Paul musical is directed by Michael Greif.

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Madison Street Capital by Rino16

Madison Street Capital is one of the top investment firms in the world. There are a lot of people who trust the company to manage their finances. Over the past couple of years, the leadershi…

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Broadway's Secret Weapon: The Man Who Transformed Popular Culture by Helen Eisenbach

You may not know Drew Hodges' name, but you're living in a world he helped create. His new book, On Broadway, is an irresistible adventure that lifts the curtain on the making of the best an…

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Review: Long Day's Journey Into Night at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Jessica Lange headlines an outstanding cast in the Roundabout's splendid revival of O'Neill's masterpiece. .

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Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND's Laura Michelle Kelly Previews Her Feinstein's/54 Below Show! by Walter McBride

On May 2, 16 and 30, Feinstein's54 Below will welcomeBroadway leading ladyLaura Michelle KellyFinding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof in a personal, revealing evening of song an…

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Nathan Lee Graham to Go 'GAGA FOR GERSHWIN' at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

Nathan Lee Graham - the singular Grammy Award-winning singer, actor and bon vivant - will premiere a new evening Going Gaga For Gershwin at New York's Feinstein's54 Below on Friday, May 6 at…

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Up on the Marquee: AN ACT OF GOD Returns! by Walter McBride

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony nominee and Emmy winnerSean Hayes will play God in a limited 14-week engagement of the hit Broadway comedy An Act of God at Broadway's Booth Theatr…

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Savion Glover, Judith Jamison on Race, Dance and 'Shuffle Along' by WNYC

Dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, talk about upcoming performances and a panel discussion at New …

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Sutton Foster in ‘Younger’: Will Tony champ win an Emmy for NOT acting her age? by David Buchanan

Anyone who thinks actors can only convincingly play younger on stage has yet to watch Sutton Foster in TV Land’s hit show “Younger.” The two-time Tony winner (“Thorou…

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Tony Awards nominations preview: Will set ‘Hamilton’ set a record and 7 other burning questions by Paul Sheehan

“Hamilton” is poised to lead the Tony Awards nomination count on Tuesday by a landslide, having won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama earlier this month. But while “Hamilton&#…

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At Tony Award nominations Tuesday, all eyes on 'Hamilton' by Associated Press

NEW YORK — One thing practically assured on Tuesday is that the Broadway megahit "Hamilton" will get plenty of Tony Award nominations. The real question is how many.Lin-Manuel Miranda's h…

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Tony Awards voters: Attention must be paid to these 4 performances from plays by Sam Eckmann

Just as I did with the four musical acting categories, here are a quartet of performances on the play side that warrant consideration by the Tony Awards nominating committee, which is meeti…

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Spotlight On...Amy Jo Jackson by Michael Block

Name: Amy Jo JacksonHometown: Fort Worth, TX/Littleton, COEducation: The Boston ConservatorySelected Credits: Two prior solo concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below; among many other appearances at…

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Honorees for 2016 Theatre World Awards Announced by American Theatre Editors

Bernadette Peters, Nicholas Barasch, and 12 debut performers on Broadway and Off Broadway will be recognized.

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Off-Broadway's Best! See Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo, Zachary Levi & More of the Starry Attendees of the Lucille Lortel Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

The Lucille Lortel Awards honor the best of off-Broadway, and this year's ceremony was hosted by Zachary Levi on May 1 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Art…

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Odds & Ends: Oprah to Star in George C. Wolfe Film, Drama Desk Awards to Add Book Category & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Oprah Winfrey to Star in George C. Wolfe Film Tony winner George C. Wolfe, currently represented on Br…

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The Fans Have Spoken! The Top 10 Closed Broadway Productions You Think Deserve Tony Love by Lindsey Sullivan

May 3 is D-Day T-Day for theater fans; The Book of Mormon alums Andrew Rannells and Tony winner Nikki M. James will reveal the nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards, which will take place on …

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Participating Shows Announced for 2016 Stars in the Alley by Robert Viagas

The June 3 free concert in Shubert Alley includes performances from current shows.

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National Endowment for the Arts, Miles Wilkin Win 2016 Special Tony Awards by Gordon Cox

The National Endowment for the Arts and longtime theater-industry executive Miles Wilkin will received the 2016 Special Tony Awards. These specials prizes are part of a slate of awards hand…

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‘Guards at the Taj,’ ‘Robber Bridegroom’ Win Big at 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards

The 31st annual Lucille Lortel Awards, honoring the best of Off-Broadway, wrapped in New York City last night with playwright Rajiv Joseph’s two-hander “Guards at the Taj” …

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Theatre World Awards Honor 12 NYC Stage Debuts

Twelve actors—six male and six female—were recognized for their sensational New York theater debuts May 2, including Cynthia Erivo, Ben Whishaw, and 11-year-old leading lady …

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Mykal Kilgore Sings Stevie Wonder\u2019s \u201CLove's in Need of Love Today\u201D in Peformers4Peace Concert Rehearsal

Sirius XM\u2019s Julie James and Aladdin\u2019s James Monroe Iglehart will emcee the May 9 Peformers4Peace benefit concert at New York City's 42West. Lesli Margherita, Daniel Breaker, Carly …

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Age Discrimination Accused as Dallas Summer Musicals Fires President Michael A. Jenkins by Michael Dale

A press release issued this morning names interim managing director David Hyslop as beginning 'a new generation of leadership.'

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Casts of WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & Many More Will Participate in 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY Outdoor Concert by BroadwayWorld

This year's Stars in the Alley will take place on Friday, June 3rd at 1230pm in Broadway's legendary Shubert Alley, west of Seventh Avenue between 44th amp 45th streets, it was announced tod…

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Audience Rewards & Show-Score Partner for 2016 Tony Awards Game by BroadwayWorld

Audience Rewards, the first and only loyalty program for Broadway, together with Show-Score, the new social network for theater fans, today announced their joint 2016 Tony Awards Game.

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Marcia Ragonetti triumphs in "Sunset Boulevard" at Vintage Theatre by Joanne Ostrow

Poor Norma Desmond. Deluded, deranged, forgotten by her legions of long-ago fans. In Vintage Theatre's elaborate production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber warhorse "Sunset Boulevard," Norma is

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Photo Flash: Jack Black & Paul Rudd Visit Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK! by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK welcomed the original Dewey Finn, Jack Black, to the Winter Garden Theatre this weekend - check out photos of Black, as well as actor Paul Rudd,with stars Alex Brig…

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70th Annual Tony Award Nominations to Be Announced May 3 by Robert Viagas

The nominations will be streamed live.

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2016 Lucille Lortel Award Winners Revealed by Jerrica White

The month of May in New York might have started with Spring showers, but congratulatory flowers are due to a couple of our Broadway Black faves. The Lucille Lortel Awards honor excellence in…

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“Stage Kiss” at the Geffen by Pauline Adamek

Sarah Ruhl’s insular comedy is set in the world of the theater. Act One begins with an audition then sees its way through to opening night. Act

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Misty Copeland Inspires A Barbie 'Sheroes' Doll by Bill Chappell

Misty Copeland says she played with Barbie dolls until she was 13 — the same year she started ballet.

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Industry Ticket Offers by Bt

Dreamgirls - Porchlight Music Theatre at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, is offering a limited number of $20 tickets Sunday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at Stage 773. Call and mention PMTINDUSTRY at 773.32…

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Review Roundup: ‘Shuffle Along’ by Dei Lewison

Shuffle Along or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a reimagined version of the 1921 hit, opened April 28 at the Music Box Theatre. The stellar cast is headed…

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Arts Endowment, Key Brand’s Miles Wilkin Set To Get Special Tony Awards by Jeremy Gerard

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Key Brand Entertainment  chief operating officer and executive vice-president Miles Wilkin will receive the 2016 Special Tony Awards, the group…

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Miles Wilkin & the National Endowment for the Arts to Receive 2016 Special Tony Awards by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Six-time Tony Winner Miles Wilkin and the National Endowment for the Arts will both be honored with the 2016 Special Tony Awards. The 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, is sche…

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To Jen Rosenblit; for Clap Hands by Rennie McDougall

If we were all on the same page we’d be irrelevant, so thank you for the confusion.

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Review: Take Me Home, Kentucky Road by Michael Block

Some people are naturally hometown homebodies. They’re people who live their entire lives in the place they grew up. Some people fight to escape the monotony of home to forge a new life so…

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater News: Fun Home's Beth Malone to Join Lance Horne and Drew Brody for Upcoming Concert

A Little Single will celebrate their new album.

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night – No Place Like Home by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   Eugene O’Neill didn’t really want the play many consider his magnum opus, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, to see the light of day . . . n…

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Constantine Maroulis Sings Bob Marley\u2019s \u201CRedemption Song\u201D in Peformers4Peace Concert Rehearsal

Sirius XM\u2019s Julie James and Aladdin\u2019s James Monroe Iglehart will emcee the May 9 Peformers4Peace benefit concert at New York City's 42West. Lesli Margherita, Daniel Breaker, Carly …

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AstonRep announces 2016-17 season by Morgan Greene

AstonRep Theatre Company announced its 2016-17 season on Monday. First up is "The Black Slot" (Sept. 1-Oct. 2), Warren Hoffman's satirical world premiere (the company's first) about race and…

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Review: ‘Our Town’ at Rockville Little Theatre by William Powell

“The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises,” so it says in the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes, Chapter One, Verse 5. People, live, people die, life go…

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Special Tony Awards to the National Endowment for the Arts and Miles Wilkin

The federal arts agency and a longtime Touring Broadway Executive will receive Special Tony Awards in 2016.

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Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel? by Richard Ridge

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part inSAG-AFTR…

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WATCH NOW: Your Weekly BroadwayWorld Vine Fix w/ OKLAHOMA, MATILDA, HAIRSPRAY, HAMILTON, and More! by Maeve Riley

On top of our comedic content, we also aim to provide an inside look at the newest up-and-coming shows, and short but sweet six second interviews with all of our favorite stars.

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Photo Flash: Randy Jones & Victor Garber Visit Broadway's BRIGHT STAR by BroadwayWorld

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star is now openat the Cort Theatre.Randy Jones and Victor Garber attended yesterday's performance -…

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BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To? Fly Trapeze! by BroadwayWorld TV

What will thethree leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA tackle next Below, watch as the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick take on the trapeze

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National Endowment for the Arts & Miles Wilkin to Receive Special 2016 Tony Awards by BroadwayWorld

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that the National Endowment for the Arts NEA and Miles Wilkin will both be honored with the 2016 Special Tony Awards.

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Garry Marshall Reveals PRETTY WOMAN Musical Eyeing 2017 Broadway Opening by TV News Desk

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, director Garry Marshall revealed details on the highly anticipated stage musical based on the 1990's romantic comedy PRETTY WOMAN.

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Class Notes: Actor, Paul Pecorino, Ruthless! by Lauren Class Schneider

Lauren Class Schneider talks to Paul Pecorino at Sardi’s about getting to work with the creators or “Ruthless!” and how involved they are in the show.

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Winners of Special Tony Awards Announced by Andrew Gans

The two winners were announced the day before Tony nominations will be revealed.

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Tony Awards: Paper Mill Playhouse Wins 2016 Regional Theater Award by Gordon Cox

Paper Mill Playhouse has been named the winner of the 2016 Regional Theater Tony Award, the annual trophy handed out to companies beyond the Broadway world on which the Tony Awards focus. Lo…

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Saoirse Ronan to host Irish Rep gala of 'Finian's Rainbow' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Irish Repertory Theatre has tapped a star of the Emerald Isle to host a gala benefit performance of "Finian's Rainbow" - Saoirse Ronan.…

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Cast of Eclipsed, Bono Speak to Abduction of Nigerian School Girls by Sandi Durell

  Lupita Nyong’o and the cast of Broadway’s Eclipsed by playwright and “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira were joined onstage this weekend by U2 lead singer and ONE Campaign c…

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Westport Playhouse Season Opens With Plays About Modern Art by Christopher Arnott

The Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 season opens with a colorful blend of two modern plays about modern art. The shows have separate casts and are performed on different days. "Art," the i…

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Ensemble Creation: The Director’s Roles by HowlRound

By Ben Yalom. Director Ben Yalom discusses the differences between directing an ensemble-created piece versus a more traditional one.

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LEAF BY NIGGLE (junior review) – Touring by Thom Dibdin

Amazing: Niggle is a painter. He is an unsuccessful painter. He is unsuccessful painter because he has his mind set on only one thing – a picture of a tree.

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Theater News: Broadway-Bound Pretty Woman Musical Sets Its Sights on a 2017 Opening

Garry Marshall has tapped Tony winner Jerry Mitchell to direct the project.

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Theater News: Disgraced Stars Hari Dhillon and Karen Pittman to Reprise Their Broadway Roles in L.A.

Broadway director Kimberly Senior helms the production at Center Theatre Group.

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Review: "Anything Goes" at Goodspeed Musicals by Mark G. Auerbach

First-class production of a Cole Porter classic.

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Art Forms in Flux: An Artist’s Interpretation of State Park in “Rod” by HowlRound

By Koy Suntichotinun. In this installment, Koy Suntichotinun discusses his process for creating a performance piece interpreting Aaron Weissman’s State Park, in which he incorporates socia…

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Cynthia Erivo & Ben Whishaw Among 2016 Theatre World Award Recipients by Broadway.com

Cynthia Erivo, Ben Whishaw, Lupita Nyong’o and John Krasinski are among the winners of the 72nd annual Theatre World Awards, which celebrate outstanding Broadway and off-Broadway debut…

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Letter: Gareth Thomas obituary by Bruce Holman

You mention Gareth Thomas’s role as Mat Burke in the RSC’s Anna Christie. In 1980 I was one of the two crew working the scene changes on this production at the Warehouse, the other being…

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'The end of an era': Ringling Bros circus closes curtain on elephant shows by Susan Zalkind In Providence, Rhode Island

Final show for the pachyderms comes after local government actions made touring with the animals difficult as activists herald ‘victory’ for animal rightsAfter the last ever circus to fe…

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Louis CK: 'Two human babies have never fought ... I Google it occasionally' by Melissa Locker

Louis CK, Gilbert Gottfried, Vanessa Bayer and Jim Gaffigan proved at the David Lynch Foundation comedy benefit that laugher, along with transcendental meditation, is the best medicine“Peo…

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Everyman Theatre Announces 2016–17 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature a new musical by Michael John LaChisua and Ellen Fitzhugh.

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VIDEOS: HAMILTON's Rise Up Rye Beer Benefits Elizabeth Hamilton's Graham Windham by Michael Dale

Broadway actors Mark Aldrich and Jimmy Ludwig came up with the idea of matching hit shows with local breweries.

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Shakespeare didn't shorten King Lear - it was his printer, says scholar by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

New book The One King Lear by Sir Brian Vickers attempts to tackle a long-held belief about the most authoritative version of Shakespeare's tragedy

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Photos! Darren Criss, Betsy Wolfe and Jason Robert Brown at Dear Evan Hansen Opening Off-Broadway by Hannah Vine

The New York premiere of Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson’s musical stars Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt.

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Bono Launches Dedication Series in Honor of Chibok Girls at Eclipsed by Monica Simoes

Bono visited Eclipsed to launch a dedication series in honor of abducted Chibok Girls of Northern Nigeriaon at The Golden Theatre April 30.

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Photo Coverage: Backstage with the Winners and Presenters of the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards! by Jessica Fallon Gordon

The 2016Lucille LortelAwards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 18 categories, with two special awards and two honorary awards also bestowed…

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Baby #2 on the Way for SCANDAL Star Kerry Washington by TV News Desk

Sources have confirmed to E News exclusively that SCANDAL star Kerry Washington is expecting her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha.

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Photo Flash: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Many FULLY COMMITTED Characters Come Together in New Composite by BroadwayWorld

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway as nearly 40 outrageous characters in the smash hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode, d…

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VIDEO: Young Theater Critic Iain Armitage Appears on NBC's LITTLE BIG SHOTS! by TV News Desk

Young theater critic Iain Armitage appeared on last night's LITTLE BIG SHOTS, a new NBC reality competition for young talent hosted by Steve Harvey.

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Jeff Perry & Ora Jones to Star in LOVE KILLS Concert Reading at Steppenwolf This Summer by BroadwayWorld

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added an additional offering to the LookOut summer lineup in the new 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted. Love Kills A Concert Reading by writercomposer Kyle Jarrow …

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Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards! by BroadwayWorld

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors Dale Badway, President has announced the2016 Theatre World Award Honoreesfor Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will…

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Toast – 59e59Theaters by Sandi Durell

    by Susan Hasho     The play Toast written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode opens in a British bread factory canteen. We are introduced to the cast of cha…

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SUNSET BOULEVARD – London Coliseum by Jonathan Baz

What Close is, is a Hollywood Legend of the grandest order, ranking in her generation alongside Meryl Streep, but not really many others. And that defines part of the magic of this productio…

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THE NORMAN CONQUESTS: Collaborating to Inspire and Create by Heidi Synott

In a first-ever collaboration by three professional Vermont theaters, Alan Ayckbourn’s THE NORMAN CONQUESTS will be produced in rotation this spring and summer. Learn more! The post THE NO…

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Sophia Anne Caruso Will Reprise Lazarus Role in London and Talks David Bowie by Michael Gioia

The Lucille Lortel-nominated actress revealed that she is scheduled to go to London with the David Bowie musical.

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May Editor's Picks: 10 Plays, Musicals, & Concerts You've Got to See

Get out the calendar and the credit card because this month in NYC is hot.

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Onstage & Backstage: Seth’s Writing Rocked the House at the Easter Bonnet by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth writes for the annual Easter Bonnet Competition, introduced The Actors Fund gala and welcomed a new Tony Delvecchio to his Disaster! family.

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Review: ‘Transmission’ at The Welders by John Stoltenberg

You know you’re having an unorthodox experience in theater when there’s a near absence of dramatic action in front of you but an epic interplay of ideas happening in your brain. So it go…

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Opening This Week: May 2-8, 2016 by Kevin Greene

Monday “Once in a Lifetime” at Strawdog Theatre Company. Kaufman and Hart’s classic comedy marks Strawdog’s final show at their Broadway home before their move to …

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Ben Platt & More Step Out for Dear Evan Hansen's Off-Broadway Opening by Lindsey Sullivan

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's latest musical had such a successful opening night on May 1 that the off-Broadway production has already been extended through May 29. Click through the gall…

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Nikki M. James Replaces Patina Miller for Tony Nominations Announcement by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning Book of Mormon actress will join fellow Mormon star Andrew Rannells.

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Theatre World Awards Honorees: Nicholas Barasch,Carmen Cusack,Mark Strong-More! by Sandi Durell

    The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the 2016 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Pe…

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Tonys: Paper Mill Playhouse to Receive Regional Theater Honor by David Rooney

Established in 1938, the New Jersey venue has propelled a number of musicals to Broadway, including 'Newsies,' 'Honeymoon in Vegas' and the upcoming 'The Bandstand.'

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Interviews: Dominic Cooke: we mustn't get stuck to an idea of how Shakespeare should be

The British director on Shakespeare, why he's not in a hurry to leave the stage for the screen and his upcoming TV debut - the latest installment in the BBC's Hollow Crown series.

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Theatre World Awards Announce 2016 Winners by Andrew Gans

They will be celebrated at the 72nd annual ceremony May 23.

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Theater News: Martha Plimpton, Cecily Strong, and More Raise Over $50,000 for A Is For

The evening was called Broadway Acts for Women.

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Curtain-raisers: the best theatre of summer 2016 by Michael Billington and Lyn Gardner

Branagh channels Olivier, Isabelle Huppert lusts after her stepson and Ralph Fiennes gets the royal hump. Meanwhile there’s magic in the air as Harry Potter grows up – and Groundhog Day …

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Lucille Lortel Awards: The Complete Winners List by David Rooney

The top honors for off-Broadway theater were presented Sunday in New York, with 'Guards at the Taj' and 'The Robber Bridegroom' leading the winners.

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Saoirse Ronan to host Irish Rep gala of ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ by Mark Kennedy | ap

The Irish Repertory Theatre has tapped a star of the Emerald Isle to host a gala benefit performance of “Finian’s Rainbow” — Saoirse Ronan.

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Review Roundup: ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ by Dei Lewison

Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill’s towering Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, opened April 27 at the American Airlines Theater as part of the Roundabout Theater Co…

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Saoirse Ronan Will Host Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW Benefit Concert; Max von Essen, Melissa Errico & More to Perform! by BroadwayWorld

Irish Repertory Theatre presents FINIAN'S RAINBOW IN CONCERT, this season's Gala Benefit production celebrating their return home to 22nd Street, on Monday, June 13th at 7 PM at The Town Hal…

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Check Out a Preview of the Encores! Production of Do I Hear a Waltz? Starring Melissa Errico

Arthur Laurents (book), Richard Rodgers (music), and Stephen Sondheim\u2019s (lyrics) Do I Hear a Waltz? gets the Encores! treatment at New York City Center. Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder…

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Elegy: Would you erase your lover’s memory of you to save their life? by Terri Paddock

I’ve met up with two friend couples since seeing Nick Payne’s new play Elegy at the Donmar Warehouse on Saturday afternoon – well, seeing it via the loop in the theatre bar…

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Photo: First Look - ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie Doll! by TV News Desk

Today, Copeland becomesthe newest star to get her own Barbie, part of Mattel's 'You Can Be Anything' campaign.

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What's Playing on Broadway: May 2-8, 2016 by BroadwayWorld

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 2-8, 2016.

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Zak Sandler, Steven Sater & More Will Take Part in LC Originals: Songwriters; Watch the Live Stream Here at 7:30pm by BroadwayWorld

The next installment of LC Originals Songwriters, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center will offer an evening of new songs inspired by Lincoln Center, created by some of Broadway …

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BWW TV: Watch Melissa Errico & Richard Troxell in Rehearsal for Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ? by BroadwayWorld TV

Next up in the Encores season isDo I Hear a Waltz, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Do I Hear a Waltz will s…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:12PM

Photo Flash: Leslie Becker Celebrates Release of New Single 'Slow Burn' at The Vanity in NYC by BroadwayWorld

Dozens of Broadway and music celebs joined Leslie Becker last Thursday at The Vanity in NYC for the celebration of her debut single release SLOW BURN. Guests were treated to a live performan…

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Photo Flash: Cecily Strong, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Martha Plimpton & More Perform at A is For's BROADWAY ACTS FOR WOMEN Benefit by BroadwayWorld

Last evening, Reproductive rights advocacy organization A is For held their second annual Broadway Acts for Women at 54 Below in New York. The eventhosted by SNL's Cecily Strong,raised over …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:12PM

Waitress **1/2 by Barry

By: Paulanne Simmons In 2014, The Bridges of Madison County, a musical based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 romantic novel, only lasted three months on Broadway. Many had thought it might d…

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Steppenwolf adds rock musical with Jeff Perry, Ora Jones to 'LookOut' lineup by Morgan Greene

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced Monday that a concert reading of the rock musical "Love Kills" has been added to the summer lineup of the multi-genre programming series "LookOut." The …

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No Reservation Needed: ‘Fully Committed’ on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

by Ryan Leeds Solo shows are like first dates: One can usually tell within the first 15 minutes whether or not there’s a spark. For the impatient New Yorker, one might whittle that down to…

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Hazel, A Musical Maid in America by Admin

  What is the specific challenge of basing a musical on an everyday housekeeper? As a writer who doesn’t cook and has never cleaned a window without making it look worse, the answer i…

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Photo Exclusive! Jack Black Goes Back to School of Rock by Hannah Vine

Jack Black and Paul Rudd visited the hit musical based on the film he originally starred in.

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Paper Mill Playhouse to Recieve 2016 Regional Tony Award by American Theatre Editors

The New Jersey theatre will be lauded at the ceremony on June 12.

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Exclusive Look lnside the American Psycho Opening Night Party by Monica Simoes

Bryan Cranston, Kaya Scodelario, Jenna Ushkowitz, Bobby Flay and the cast celebrate opening night!

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Cabaret News: Josh Grisetti to Lead How to Succeed... Concert Staging

The musical will be presented as part of the 54 Sings series.

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Photo Flash: Kate Goehring Joins Tony Winner Daisy Eagan for Wit

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is now running at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts​.

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Theater News: Nikki M. James to Join Andrew Rannells For Tony Nominations Announcement

The Tony short list will be announced tomorrow morning by two Broadway veterans.

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Photo Flash: Darren Criss, Aaron Tveit, and More Toast Ben Platt at Dear Evan Hansen's Opening Night

The new musical is written by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson.

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:58AM

Martin Lawrence coming to Chicago Theatre for stand-up set by Morgan Greene

Martin Lawrence is coming to the Chicago Theatre in June to perform a night of stand-up comedy, MSG Entertainment announced Monday. Lawrence, known from HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," the films "B…

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Disgraced at Arena Stage (review) by Roy Maurer

There’s a lot of serious stuff exposed in Ayad Akhtar’s incendiary Disgraced, currently at Arena Stage. The 90-minute one act asks tough questions, presents thorny dilemmas, uncorks usua…

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WNO’s “made in America” Ring of the Nibelung – Part 1 The Rhinegold (review) by Susan Galbraith

In the darkened Kennedy Center Opera House, the music begins so quietly one thinks maybe it is only imagined. But that E-flat major triad rolls on and grows. On an enormous screen, from a mu…

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At Tony Award Nominations Tuesday, All Eyes On ‘Hamilton’ by Cbskapost

One thing practically assured on Tuesday is that the Broadway megahit "Hamilton" will get plenty of Tony Award nominations. The real question is how many.

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Watch Jessie Mueller & Sara Bareilles Serve Up a Slice of Waitress al Fresco by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and the cast of Waitress brought some sugar, butter and flour to the 30 Rockefeller Plaza on May 2 as they offered The Today Show a …

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Dear Evan Hansen, Starring Ben Platt, Extends Off-Broadway Run by Broadway.com

After celebrating its official opening night on May 1, Dear Evan Hansen has extended its off-Broadway engagement. The Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson musical, starring Ben Platt,…

Linked From Broadway.com at 11:44AM

I Interview Playwrights Part 831: Katie Bender by Adam Szymkowicz

Katie BenderHometown:  I was born in Houston Texas and moved around a lot growing up. New York, Texas and California feel like home. Current Town: Austin, TexasQ:  What are you wo…

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Laura Benanti: Salty and Sweet by Suzy Evans

The Tony winner sits down with her best friend, Chelsea Nachman, in her dressing room backstage at Studio 54.

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Onstage This Week: May 2–8 by American Theatre Editors

From making sandwiches to walking the plank, it's a wide-ranging week for theatres across the country.

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Lauren Ruff Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast by BroadwayWorld

In Episode 410 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Lauren Ruff, a music…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:32AM

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldberry Doesn't Want to Know When Tony Nominations Come Out! by BroadwayWorld

While theater fans have clearly marked May 3rd on their calendars as the day we learn the nominees for the 2016 TONY AWAYDS, HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry would rather be kept in the dar…

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My Predictions for the 2015-16 Tony Nominations.

As you’re reading this, the Tony Award nominators are holed up somewhere deciding theatrical history. I know, I know, that sounds dramatic (pun intended) but it’s not.  There ha…

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2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Report by Michael Portantiere

Guards at the Taj (Outstanding Play), FUTURITY (Outstanding Musical), and The Robber Bridegroom (Outstanding Revival) were among the big winners at the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards honoring ex…

Linked From TalkinBroadway at 11:25AM

Theater News: Target Margin Theater to Present The ICEMAN Lab, a Reimaging of The Iceman Cometh

The Lab program will also include a workshop of Strange Interlude and a staged reading of Beyond the Horizon.

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:23AM

See Waitress Cast Perform on Today Show by Robert Viagas

It's the first in a week-long Best of Broadway series of performances by various shows.

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Watch Broadway's Hodel Interview Australia's Hodel by Andrew Gans

The two Fiddler on the Roof stars chat about their roles and respective productions.

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‘Guards at the Taj,’ ‘Robber Bridegroom’ Win Big at 2016 Lortel Awards by American Theatre Editors

Honorary awards were also given to outgoing Signature Theatre artistic director James Houghton and Suzan-Lori Parks.

Linked From American Theatre at 11:14AM

The 8th August Wilson Monologue Competition Celebrates Finalists Tonight by Olivia Clement

The annual contest, featuring high school students from across the nation, is presented at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.

Linked From Playbill at 11:11AM

Open Book: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and?John O'Farrell On Mixing Broadway and The Bard by Michael Dale

The latest in BroadwayWorld's series of interviews with musical theatre's bookwriters.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:10AM

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Extends Off-Broadway Run at Second Stage Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Benj Pasek amp Justin Pau's new musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be sticking around the New York theatre scene for a bit longer.

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Josh Grisetti Set for 'HOW TO SUCCEED' Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

Josh Grisetti It Shoulda Been You will play the eager young executive J. Pierpont Finch when Feinstein's54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings How to Succeed in Business Without…

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2016 Lucille Lortel Awards: Full List by Courtney Kochuba

The first of the awards have been announced for the 2016 season! Last night at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City, Zachary Levi, star of Broadway’s She Loves Me, hosted the 31st …

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Theater News: Paper Mill Playhouse to Receive 2016 Regional Theater Tony Award

The New Jersey theater will be honored at the Broadway ceremony on June 12.

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Los Angeles Theater Review: THE BOY FROM OZ (Celebration Theater) by Paul Birchall

A FRIEND OF DOROTHY’S What makes this boisterous jukebox musical about the life of late music and stage legend Peter Allen (whose songs make up the show’s core) so winning, is the co…

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'Dinner’ serves a blend of the intriguing, bland by James Hebert

World-premiere play at Lamb’s has memorable moments, but static staging stymies some drama

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Ezralow Dance tumbles into the Wallis with crowd-pleasing stage gymnastics by Laura Bleiberg

Choreographer Daniel Ezralow defined himself in a long-ago interview as an “art-lete,” a combination artist-athlete. Nearly 30 years on, that’s still an apt way to consider his populis…

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 10:53AM

Gillian Anderson's Blanche DuBois hits some bumps in 'Streetcar' by Joe Dziemianowicz

She’s held her own against aliens on “The X-Files,” but Blanche DuBois proves elusive for Gillian Anderson.

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Theater review: 'Dear Evan' has grown-up appeal by Joe Dziemianowicz

Steven Levinson’s story taps teenage angst in fresh ways and deftly sidesteps teachable-moments earnestness.

Linked From New York Daily News at 10:52AM

Lucille Lortel Awards 2016 winners: ‘Guards at the Taj,’ ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ … by Paul Sheehan

The Atlantic Theater Company production of Rajiv Joseph’s play “Guards at the Taj” dominated the Lucille Lortel Awards, winning four prizes including Best Play over, among others, cur…

Linked From Gold Derby at 10:51AM

Hey, Tony Awards nominations committee: Remember these 4 performances by Sam Eckmann

As the 50 members of the Tony Awards nominating committee come together on Monday to vote on the best of the Broadway season, it’s time to remind them of performers who are sitting “on t…

Linked From Gold Derby at 10:51AM

See Molly Ringwald, Jonathan Groff and Michael C. Hall at the Lucille Lortel Awards by Hannah Vine

The awards celebrate the best of Off-Broadway.

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Fuse Appreciation: “The Passion for the Thing” — An Argument for Writer Harry Crews by Arts Fuse Editor

The Southern-inflected melee of Harry Crews’ universe is like a Hieronymus Bosch canvas dipped in whiskey and flour and deep-fried.

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 10:49AM

‘Dear Evan Hansen’: Suicide Is Never Painless – Off-Broadway Review by Jeremy Gerard

Film director Robert Altman’s son Mike was a teenager when he wrote the lyric (to Johnny Mandel’s melody) that became the them of M*A*S*H. You remember it: The game of life is h…

Linked From Deadline at 10:48AM

Laura Benanti Calls Out Ringing Phone During She Loves Me by Olivia Clement

The phone went off during a matinee performance of the acclaimed Broadway revival.

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Patti LuPone Discusses Penny Dreadful and War Paint by Andrew Gans

The two-time Tony winner also reveals how she would like to conclude her award-winning career.

Linked From Playbill at 10:44AM

Tony Winner Nikki M. James Will Replace Patina Miller to Announce 2016 Tony Nominations by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Nikki M. James will replace Patina Miller in announcing the 2016 Tony nominations. The Tony winner will join recent Hamilton king Andrew Rannells for the event on May 3 at 8.30 AM live at th…

Linked From Broadway.com at 10:39AM

Paper Mill Playhouse Honored With 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Paper Mill Playhouse will receive this year's Regional Theatre Tony Award at Broadway's biggest night on June 12! The Millburn, New Jersey venue has launched national tours and also …

Linked From Broadway.com at 10:39AM

Jack O'Brien Directing New Opera by Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie by Andrew Gans

Great Scott begins previews in San Diego May 7.

Linked From Playbill at 10:38AM

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Won't Serve You Legumes in 'Fully Committed' by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoTONY AWARDSJesse Tyler FergusonTheater & DanceMichael MustoEarlier this Broadway season, Jim Parsons starred as an incarnation of the supreme being in the funny if somewhat …

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Theater Review: Dear Evan Hansen Could Be the Next Fun Home by Jesse Green

Musicals are uniquely adept at telling large stories about individuals in conflict with society—so capable of doing so that we sometimes forget how smart they can be about individuals in c…

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Off Broadway Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Gordon Cox

Watching “Dear Evan Hansen,” now playing at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theater, is like falling down a rabbit hole that leads back to high school. Steven Levenson’s …

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Lucille Lortel Awards: ‘Guards at the Taj,’ ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ Score Big by Gordon Cox

Rajiv Joseph’s play “Guards at the Taj,” seen at the Atlantic Theater Company last year, and the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of “The Robber Bridgeroom&…

Linked From Variety at 10:28AM

Legends by Hilton Als

Here we go again, back to that terrible summer house in New England, which is yet another depressed character in Eugene O’Neill’s unsurpassable “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” (now…

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Paper Mill Playhouse to Receive 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award

The Regional Theatre Tony Award for 2016 will go to the Millburn, NJ company.

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Breaking News: Paper Mill Playhouse Will Receive Regional Theatre Tony Award! by BroadwayWorld

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipient for the Regional Theatre Tony Award is Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.

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VIDEO: Jessie Mueller & the Cast of WAITRESS Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'! by TV News Desk

Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and Sara Bareilles stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the new Broadway musical WAITRESS. Following the interview, Mueller and the show's cast perf…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:25AM

CIRCUS DIARIES: Continental Circus Berlin, 2016 by Katharine Kavanagh

A pristine white tent in the carpark of the football stadium marks the temporary pitch of Continental Circus Berlin in Cardiff. A spacious foyer tent is edged with stands selling burgers, ca…

Linked From mytheatremates.com at 10:25AM

Breakin' Convention review – hip-hop squads invade stage at dance weekender by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe annual festival delivers style and substance, from the Ruggeds’ goofy stunts to Ivan Blackstock’s nightmarish new workThere’s always a buzz at Breakin’ Co…

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But , my favorite song is gone! by Vinnie

At the recent Ricky Martin starring revival of Evita at the Marriott Marquis Theater… Mrs. Brown: “I can’t believe they cut my favorite song. Why do they make changes? Thes…

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Paper Mill Playhouse Named Recipient of Regional Theatre Tony Award by Andrew Gans

The New Jersey venue will be honored at the June 12 Tony ceremony.

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Review: ‘A Lesson from Aloes’ at Quotidian Theatre Company by Lauren Katz

Globally, it’s 1963 in South Africa, in the midst of the Apartheid, and also the same year as the Rivonia Trial. This is the event in which ten leaders of the African National Congress (in…

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Hot Clip of the Day: Let the Waitress Cast Start Your Week Right

The cast of Waitress kicks off the week and the Today Show Broadway concert series.

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Meet the Cast of Sandy Spring Theatre Group’s ‘The Foreigner’ Part 2: Paul Noga by Joel Markowitz

In Part Two of a series the cast of The Foreigner at the Sandy Spring Theatre Group, performing at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn, meet Paul Noga. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell ou…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/2/16- THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE by Stage Tube

Today in 2005, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 1136 performances. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a one …

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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Jennifer Broski

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising thei…

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Photo Coverage: Ben Platt and the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Company Celebrate Opening Night! by Jennifer Broski

Second StageTheatre, in association withStacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical,Dear Evan Hansen, featuringBen Plattas the title character. Also reprising their per…

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Great Comet of 1812 Reveals Unique Seating Chart by Robert Viagas

Josh Groban will star in the Broadway musical, opening November 14. The seating of the Imperial Theatre will be transformed to house the show.

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Meet the Cast of McLean Community Players’ ‘Unnecessary Farce’: Part 3: Brianna Goode by Joel Markowitz

In part three of a series of interviews with the cast of McLean Community Players’ Unnecessary Farce, meet Brianna Goode. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they…

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Fuse Review and Appreciation: Murray Talks Music, and So Much More — the Legacy and Lessons of Albert Murray by Steve Elman

Murray Talks Music shows how brilliant Albert Murray could be even when he didn’t have time to polish his prose. Reading Albert Murray’s remarkable rhapsody of words will open a door…

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Review: Toast at curtainup.com by Charles Wright

Richard Bean's first play presented as part of 2016 Brits Off Broadway

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Review: Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

George C. Wolfe and his starry team turn this mostly forgotten musical into an entertaining history lesson about black musical theate

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Review: ‘Wild Sky’ at Solas Nua by Michael Poandl

Exactly one century ago, on Easter Week 1916, Irish nationalists staged uprisings in Dublin and some surrounding areas in defiance of centuries of British rule, and in particular their consc…

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Morning Must Read - RENT: The Oral History

Vulture.com has a fantastic feature up this morning, RENT: The Oral History. As the introduction promises, "Twenty years after Jonathan Larson’s posthumous triumph arrived on…

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Carey

  Blanche DuBois may be looking for magic, but it’s unforgiving realism that floods the theater at St. Ann’s Warehouse, where a gritty and gripping production of A Streetcar Named D…

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GRACE NOTES: Monday, May 2, 2016 by Susan Grace

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Everyman offers more comedies in their upcoming season by Tim Treanor

Everyman Theatre announced this weekend that a venerable thriller and a venerable farce will bookend its 25th-Anniversary season, which will otherwise contain new comedies, a John LaChiusa m…

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DCTS ticket giveaway: The Object Lesson at Studio Theatre. Contest closes Wednesday by Lorraine Treanor

This week’s giveaway is for the show that asks the two questions we all avoid: Do you need the stuff you have? Do you have the stuff you need? It’s The Object Lesson coming so…

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2016 Tony Award Nominations: What’s Eligible, What SHOULD Be Nominated by New York Theater

The Tony nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, Tuesday, May 3, which will launch weeks’ worth of predictions, preferences and objections. Let’s start a day early! Below is the …

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Dear Evan Hansen review: sentimental high school musical that should go viral by Alexis Soloski

Second Stage TheatrePop score and outcast protagonist hit all the right notes as Benj Pasek and Justin Paul production explores intense issues – and critiques internet culture Can a perfor…

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BLUE ON BLUE – Tristan Bates Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Harry Burton’s production of Chips Hardy’s blackly comic play shows the strength of the bond between two men, but the conclusion leaves more questions than answers.

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Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Unites on the Lucille Lortel Awards Red Carpet! by Jessica Fallon Gordon

The 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 18 categories, with two special awards and two honorary awards also bestow…

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Meet the Cast of Silhouette Stages’ ‘Next to Normal’: Part 2: Meet Susan Schindler by Joel Markowitz

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Silhouette Stages Next to Normal, meet Susan Schindler. Joel: Please introduce yourself to our readers. Susan: My name is Susan Schindler…

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Preview: RockCitizen/The Seldoms by Sharon Hoyer

RECOMMENDED Carrie Hanson picks up after last year’s “Power Goes”—a brilliant evaluation of personal and political power through the lens of the Lyndon B. Johnson adminis…

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NOMINEES: 2016 AWARESIE Awards by @actor_friend

The AWARESIE AWARDS honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: Shit the Tonys Leave Out IT’S THE 2ND ANNUAL AWARESIE AWARDS! An ‘awaresie’ is a…

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2016 TONY AWARD Nominations Announced LIVE Tomorrow; Get the Details! by TV News Desk

Each spring the entire Broadway community gets ready for the biggest announcement of the year which shows and artists will receive nominations for the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards.

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Famed Lyricist, Alain Boublil Reflects; Will Be Honored By The New York Pops Tonight by #cota

By Steve Schonberg (@CntrOnTheAisle) Is Miss Saigon a criticism of the refugee crisis today, as much as it is about a love story decades ago during the Vietnam War? Does Les Misérables ha…

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Hair raising: The things a swing must contend with… by Andrew Wright

I always took pride in the fact that no matter what was thrown at me when I was a swing, I could cope with it. I adored the challenge of no two shows the same and being thrown on halfway thr…

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Diary of a Theatre Addict: 13 shows in London, 5 beyond, 11 in New York in April by Mark Shenton

Across April I’ve duly seen 13 shows in London, one of them twice within the space of four days - namely the current revival of Guys and Dolls. I’d seen it twice before that, first when …

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2016 Lucille Lortel Awards (with Photos!) by Jk Clarke

    The 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Achievement Off-Broadway took place Sunday night, May 1 at NYU’s Skirball Center. Awards were presented to recipients in 18 cate…

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Further adventures in the rehearsal room by Terry Teachout

As of today, Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of Satchmo at the Waldorf has seven rehearsals to go before our first public preview on May 11. I don’t want to tempt the dark gods of the …

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Just because: Nicanor Zabaleta plays Albéniz by Terry Teachout

Nicanor Zabaleta plays his own arrangement for solo harp of Albéniz’s “Malagueña” on a 1964 telecast: (This is the latest in a series of arts-related videos that appear in this space…

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Opening Skinner’s Box review – 10 psychological experiments explored by Alfred Hickling

Northern Stage, NewcastleImprobable’s dramatisation of Lauren Slater’s provocative book about 20th-century science is disappointingly predictableLauren Slater’s book of popular psychol…

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Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More! by Jessica Khan

Today's big news Broadway's best gather for tonight's 2016New York Pops Gala, this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition is this evening, and the cast of WAITRESS hits the recording stu…

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BWW's On This Day - May 2, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Almanac: Henry James on biography by Terry Teachout

“The truth is that any retraced story of bourgeois lives (lives other than great lives of ‘action’—et encore!) throws a chill upon the scene, the time, the subject, the small mapped-…

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Today on Broadway: Monday, May 2, 2016 by James Marino

ToB: @DearEvanHansen Reviews, @TheTonyAwards rule on #ShuffleAlong “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. A…

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BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original Musical by Michael Dale

Composerlyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and bookwriter Steven Levenson's tale of social anxiety and social media.

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This actor’s hairy secret to playing Arthur Conan Doyle by Elisabeth Vincentelli

When Stephen Mangan was cast as Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle in the new Fox crime drama “Houdini and Doyle,” he fully committed to the role. “I was shown a picture of Tom…

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Theatre Review: ‘Coming Home’ at Port City Playhouse by Andrew White

In the early years of the new South Africa, with Apartheid buried away and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela elected President, there was ample room for optimism and hope for the future.  The g…

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Guest blog: The Bacchae – finding the wild within us by Pablo F Valcarce

PENTHEUS. What benefits do these rituals bring to the sacrificers? DIONYSUS. It is not right for you to hear, but it is worth knowing. It began with Anya Gleizer (visual artist) and Matthieu…

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Blog: Where are the artists with learning disabilities in the diversity debate? by Bella Todd

Where are the artists with learning disabilities in the debate about diversity? What does work by young people with learning disabilities have to teach the artistic mainstream? With a showca…

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Kit Harington in Doctor Faustus: lewd, crude and essential for the West End by Lyn Gardner

Jamie Lloyd’s noisy production made me want to lie down in a quiet room but it’s an admirable attempt to get a new and younger audience into the theatreJamie Lloyd’s production of Doct…

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Richard Eyre on the Hollow Crown's Henry IV: from the pub to the battlefield by Interview By Andrew Dickson

For the BBC series, Eyre took Shakespeare’s histories out into the country they portrayed, shooting on location to give a broad vision of EnglandShakespeare’s history plays are all about…

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Movers and shakers: the unmissable dance shows of summer 2016 by Judith Mackrell

Power couple Osipova and Polunin burn up the stage, the Windsors do Swan Lake, Jane Eyre becomes a Brontë ballet, and Pinocchio shows what it’s like to be humanCathy Marston’s new balle…

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Dogfight by Arts Review

A poignant, heartwarming story of idealism, unexpected love, and the endearing naivety of early adulthood set against the dramatic background of the Vietnam War, Doorstep Arts presents the …

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Plan your week’s theatre: top tickets by Lyn Gardner

The Brighton festival and fringe begin, Spymonkey tackle all of the deaths in Shakespeare’s plays and Ambreen Razia performs Diary of a Hounslow Girl Continue reading...

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New: Guest Author Archive! by Drew McManus

Following the success of our inaugural guest author post from Capacity Interactive’s Erik Gensler on 4/8/2016, we’re very happy to announce that we have more authors in store! Expanding…

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Episode 410 - Lauren Ruff (Web Series - "Community Theater") by Joel B. New

Originally from Oregon, LAUREN RUFF (www.laurenruff.com) received her BFA in Musical Theater from The New School by way of AMDA NY. She’s performed Off Broadway in Shout The Mod Musical,…

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Pennsylvania Avenue by Arts Review

Five years after the runaway success of Songs for Nobodies, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again for Pennsylvania Avenue, a brilliant new music thea…

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Butterfly

Butterfly Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters Reviewed by Rachel Abrams BOTTOM LINE: Butterfly is a sensory delight that grips at your heart without uttering a word. Butterfly’s title charact…

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City of Melbourne’s Arts Grants program now open by Arts Review

Artists, musicians and creative organisations from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds have an opportunity to bring their ideas to life by applying for a City of Melbourne Arts Gr…

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When Gender is a Burden by Micheline Auger

When I was a little girl, I thought it was going to be awesome to be a woman. My favorite TV shows were the Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman and reruns of Isis (the goddess, not the terrorist grou…

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Review: ‘The Explorers Club’ at Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington by Deb Miller

Patterned Oriental carpets, richly aged dark wood paneling, a tufted leather sofa and a tapestry upholstered chair, an exotic collection of art, curiosities, and taxidermy specimens, and oth…

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Ram Gopal shows how dance can train the mind - archive, 2 May 1960 by Guardian Staff

2 May 1960: Humility, pride, and discipline produce the eloquent and noble art of India’s classical dancer Ram GopalRam Gopal is one of the most celebrated exponents of the classical India…

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Exploring the Greek Chorus by Guest Blogger

In Ancient Greek Theatre, there is an interesting similarity among the plays written during that time: there is always a chorus included. Nowadays most people would associate a chorus with m…

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Monday, May 2, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Review: Dry Land (Rivendell Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

The Midwest premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel's 'Dry Land' is a bold new work that takes on the thorny issue of abortion with brutal honesty and surprising notes of grace and humor. Highly Recomm…

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Dame Helen Mirren Talks, Mostly about Shakespeare by Sarah B. Roberts

When I was twelve, I went on a class field trip to Odessa,  with my beloved teacher Beth.  Bizarrely and incredulously, in the middle of this mostly forsaken oil town in far West T…

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Shakespeare Noir! by Sarah B. Roberts

Frog & Peach Theatre Company is throwing an all-star reading tomorrow night.   Actors Zach Grenier, Judith Ivey, Austin Pendleton, Peter Gerety and the fabulous members of…

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8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Held Tonight by BroadwayWorld

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters present the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition tonight, May 2nd, at 7p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre 245 West 52nd Street.

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Patti LuPone, Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis and More Honor Legendary Songwriting Team Boublil & Schonberg at Tonight's New York Pops Gala by BroadwayWorld

Tonight, May 2, 2016, The New York Pops marks its 33rd birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the revolutionary collaborations of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the songw…

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/30-5/1/2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Sunday, May 1, 2016.

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On the Couch with Patricia Cornelius by Arts Review

Who is Patricia Cornelius? A playwright, novelist, screen writer and dramaturg. What would you do differently to what you do now? I’d do something that asked something of my physical self.…

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Guards at the Taj & The Robber Bridegroom Win Big at Lucille Lortel Awards by Broadway.com

Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj led the pack at the 31st annual Lucille Lortel Awards with four wins. Other big winners included The Robber Bridegroom, which won Outstanding Revival and…

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Giving audiences a chance to delve into an entertaining, powerful and inspiring collection of diverse human stories, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) has announced its 20…

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Les Miz Writers Honored With Starry Carnegie Hall Concert Tonight by Adam Hetrick

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Lea Salonga and Norm Lewis are among those performing the work of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg,

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