Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

News: ArtsATL celebrates the launch of its new website at the Atlanta Contemporary this Thursday! by Artsatl Staff

Join ArtsATL in celebrating the launch of our new website in true summer style –– a good ole fashioned lawn party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Atlanta Contemporary.

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Blunt, Miranda take off Christmas 2018 as 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are set to star in “Mary Poppins Returns,” due out December 25, 2018.        

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Kristen Bell gets honest about depression: 'Its debilitation was all-consuming'

The actress shared her mental health struggles in a new essay.        

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Preview: Noted choreographer Otis Sallid brings it home for “CHIAROSCURO: A Light in the Dark” at MAD Festival by Cynthia Bond Perry

The influence of the great 20th-century dance masters pops up in surprising places. Take, for example, a Coca-Cola commercial where a man dances in silhouette against a red-lit vending machi…

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KINKY BOOTS Returns to Chicago August 30 – September 4 by Michael J. Roberts

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that back by popular demand, Kinky Boots, the smash-hit [...]

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Interrobang Theatre’s Midwest Premiere of THE NORTH POOL at The Athenaeum Theatre by Michael J. Roberts

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to conclude its 2015-16 Season, exploring “Unnatural Disasters,” with the Midwest premiere [...]

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Review: The New York-London Rendezvous, Canal Cafe Theatre by Tal Fox

So, this is what the programme says this show is about: “Every year two friends meet on the same day in their two favourite cities to catch up and go over old times. One year it’…

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Brighton Fringe Review: Code of Conduct, Sweet Waterfront by Daniel Perks

A warm orange spotlight is all that illuminates the actors as they sit upstage. A low, constant background hum from the live guitar is present from the start. Plucked strings, slides and per…

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Brighton Fringe Review: Les Femmes Circus, Brighton Spiegeltent by Daniel Perks

In true 1950s style, the ladies in Les Femmes Circus come onto stage in polka-dot dresses, pinnies and red lipstick. Feather dusters in hand ready to clean, cook and perform their housewifel…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt board 'Mary Poppins' sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Move over, Julie Andrews, there's a new Mary Poppins in town....

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 5/29/2016

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending May 29th, 2016. The Broadway grosses are courtesy of The Broadway League Read more here:

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Julia Murney, Ann Harada, Justin Guarini Set for Muny Mamma Mia! by Andrew Gans

Performances will begin in July at the St. Louis venue.

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Broadway Grosses: Joining the Millionaire's Club Is Just the Cherry on Top for Waitress by Ryan McPhee

Here’s what baking—and a hit musical during a holiday weekend—can do. The Sara Bareilles musical Waitress, which begin performances in March, surpassed the $1 million mark …

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Theater News: Kevin Kline to Join Meryl Streep and Others for the Public Theater's Annual Gala

Previously announced guests also include Phylicia Rashad, F. Murray Abraham, and Michael Cerveris.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: HAMILTON Cast Members Hold Q&A With Facebook Members by Michael Dale

Among the subjects discussed were how social media has intensified fan interest on not just the musical, but on each individual artist involved.

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DISASTER!'s 'Never Can Say Goodbye' Now Available for Digital Download by BroadwayWorld

Disaster producers Robert Ahrens and Hunter Arnold and Broadway Records President Van Dean today announced the release of 'Never Can Say Goodbye,' the first single from the forthcoming Origi…

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

Someone once said 'It's May, it's May, the Lusty Month of May'Another wise woman has also said 'And you, and you, and you...you're gonna love MAAAAAAAY'Who really said what Hard to say, but …

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“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” – new stage musical comes to Disney California Adventure® Park by Pauline Adamek

Visitors to Disney California Adventure® Park can now experience a spectacular and magical stage production. Frozen – Live at the Hyperion is a new musical adaptation

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Kevin Kline Joins The Public Theater's Starry 2016 Gala Lineup by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater has confirmed additional stars set to appear at its Annual Gala, THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE on Monday, June 6 at the Delacorte Theater, including Oscar winner Kevin …

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Oliver Thornton, playing Bianca. What Taming of the Shrew says about love by Lorraine Treanor

“It was if the audience was holding its breath” I said. “It’s like that every night” he answered. I was talking with Oliver Thornton who plays Bianca in Shakespeare Theatre Company…

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Edie Falco Among BMCC/CUNY Gala Honorees by BroadwayWorld

Borough of Manhattan Community College BMCCCUNY and the BMCC Foundation hosts the 2016 Gala, Invest in a Future. This annual event is scheduled for Monday, June 6, and will be at Cipriani at…

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Beyond the Traditional Talkback: ‘Act II’ Adds Voices to ‘American Song’ by American Theatre Editors

For a new play about gun violence, Milwaukee Rep teamed with the Zeidler Center to turn post-show dialogues into engaging and deeply personal experiences.

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Theater News: Justin Guarini Joins the Muny Cast of Mamma Mia!

Julia Murney will lead the company as Donna Sheridan.

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Review: The Dark Room, Udderbelly Festival by Lucy Cave

When I see ‘one man show’ in the description for a production, it is usually enough to put me off, but when I saw ‘choose your own adventure’ before those words, …

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Brighton Fringe Review: Late Night Love, The Marlborough Theatre by Ellen Carr

Absurdity is not that abundant in British theatre, and so I applaud Eggs Collective for bringing it back with Late Night Love. The show is inspired by the confessional radio show of the same…

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Review: WATCH OUT festival, Cambridge Junction by Emily May

When one sees an advert for an experimental theatre festival, it is always uncertain how “experimental” the pieces presented will be. Will they merely explore new possibilities within th…

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Broadway Box Office: ‘Waitress’ Joins The Upper Crust by Gordon Cox

The Broadway musical “Waitress” is shaping up to be one of the spring season’s success stories. The latest indication? The show’s become the newest member of the mill…

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Disney Announces Release Date for ‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel by Justin Kroll

Walt Disney Pictures have officially announced that Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are set to star in their “Mary Poppins” sequel and have also dated the pic for December 25,…

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Longtime choral director Christopher Allen dies at 58 by Marcia Manna

A conductor, arranger and orchestrator who directed many of San Diego’s notable vocal ensembles, Christopher Allen had a talent for achieving choral excellence. Performing sacred music was…

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Shakespeare Theatre of N.J. should have kept dusty Noel Coward in mothballs by Patrick Maley | For Nj Advance Media

Laila Robins tries to infuse 'A Song at Twilight' with energy but the late-career play lacks both drama and wit

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A new play explores a real-life environmental battle in Teaneck by Bill Bodkin | For Nj Advance Media

"Terra Icognita," a dark comedy based on investigative reporting by NJTV News, will run June 3 and June 4 at the George Street Playhouse.

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It's Official! Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda to Lead Mary Poppins Returns by Imogen Lloyd Webber

This news is practically perfect! Hamilton’s creator and headliner Lin-Manuel Miranda will officially team up with Into the Woods star Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns. The sequel …

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‘Hamilton’ Rings Up $1.9M At Richard Rodgers; Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Paramour’, $1.1M: Broadway Box Office by Jeremy Gerard

Cirque Du Soleil’s first made-for-Broadway venture, Paramour, launched the 2016-2017 season last week with a post-opening boost of $219K over Week 52 (notwithstanding a slew of downbea…

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Broadway Real Estate by Robert Viagas

See what show is booked into which Broadway theatre.

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Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 Opens in Chicago Tonight by Olivia Clement

Rebecca Gilman reunites with Robert Falls at The Goodman Theatre.

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Film News: Date Set for Mary Poppins Sequel, Starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda

The new look at Mary Poppins will feature music by Hairspray writing team Shaiman and Wittman.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Confirmed! Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Co-Star in 2018 Mary Poppins Musical Sequel by Robert Viagas

The Hairspray team will write an original score.

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Official! Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt to Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS, Out Christmas 2018 by TV News Desk

Golden Globe Award winner Emily Blunt Into the Woods, the upcoming Girl on the Train and Emmy, GRAMMY, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton, In the Heights are se…

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/31 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 529201…

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/29/16 by BroadwayWorld

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5292016.

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Actor Challenges L.A.'s 99-Seat Theater Plan With Suit Claiming Unpaid Wages by Michael Dale

The suit has been described as a test of the legality of Equity's 99-Seat Plan, which allows for actors to volunteer their services.

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Elizabeth Swados Inspiration Grant Launches with Help from Diane Lane by BroadwayWorld

Academy Award nominee and soon-to-be Broadway lead Diane Lane has committed 20,000 towards a four-year, 5,000 annual grant for NYC-based female educators vested in music in honor of composer…

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World Premiere of The Forgotten Woman Kicks Off Tonight by Olivia Clement

The new work by Buyer & Cellar playwright Jonathan Tolins makes its debut at the Bay Street Theater.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/31

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 5/29…

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Broadway Powerhouse Key Brand Entertainment Raises Curtain On New Name, Mission by Jeremy Gerard

Key Brand Entertainment, a global powerhouse that develops, produces and markets live theater through Broadway Across America, Group Sales Box Office and several other companies, has renamed…

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Photo Flash: New Photos of Jon Michael Hill and Jessie Fisher in Nick Payne's Constellations

Steppenwolf artistic producer Jonathan Berry directs the Chicago-premiere production.

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Mirvish musical Kinky Boots nabs a leading 10 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations by The Canadian Press

The production featured music by pop star Cyndi Lauper, and earned nods for production, direction, choreography and ensemble

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Your first look at Harry, Ginny and Albus in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Hogwarts Bureau Chief, Sadaf Ahsan

The play will hit the London stage in June for previews, while a book version of the script will be published by Scholastic when else but July 31

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Stars Join Public Theater in Celebrating World Refugee Day by Olivia Clement

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will lead a naturalization ceremony on the Delacorte stage for the event.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Whitney Bashor and Matt Bogart in Himself and Nora

A literary love story takes to the stage.

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Film News: 20th Century Fox Moves Forward With Guys and Dolls Remake

The Frank Loesser musical may get a starry reboot.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

WaterTower Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will include a musical tribute to Johnny Cash, as well as a Sondheim classic.

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Tony Awards Close-Up: THE HUMANS' Jayne Houdyshell & Reed Birney Find the Roles of a Lifetime by BroadwayWorld TV

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, …

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Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Cast of ANASTASIA at Hartford Stage by BroadwayWorld

Tinkerbelle the Dog went on a Journey to the Past with Anastasia the Musical Afterwards she did a meet and greet with the cast in her official Anastasia Parisian Pink Scarf, especially made …

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Tony Winner Michael Grandage to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS Film Remake by Movies News Desk

Deadline reports that Telsey Company has commencedcasting for a big screen remake of GUYS AND DOLLS at 20th Century Fox. According to the report, Tony Award winner Michael Grandage is set t…

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Review Roundup: World Premiere of ANASTASIA Opens at Hartford Stage by BroadwayWorld

Check out what the critics had to say below...

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Saoirse Ronan to Host Finian's Rainbow Concert Featuring Melissa Errico, Malcolm Gets, Max Von Essen by Andrew Gans

The gala evening will be held at The Town Hall in Manhattan.

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4th of July Weekend DC July 1-4, 2016

-- Celebrate July 4th in Metro DC with this guide from CultureCapital.com. Find schedules for fireworks, parades, concerts and more happening from July 1st - 4th right here.

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Spotlight On...David L. Carson by Michael Block

Name: David L. CarsonHometown: Kokomo, INEducation: Masters - Michigan State Univ.Favorite Credits: As Director: Mother/Son By Jeffrey Solomon (Original Production); The Ethics Of Rav Hymie …

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Michael Grandage to Direct Guys and Dolls Film Remake by Robert Viagas

There is no word yet on casting.

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Connecticut Theater Review: Broadway-Bound Musical ‘Anastasia’ by Gordon Cox

DNA may have ended the romantic mystery of the Anastasia legend, but fairytale princesses are forever. Making a story of a little girl lost more than child’s play is a challenge largel…

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Call Redialed: Eric Stang: Polarcode "I Crave You" by Call Me Adam

Call Redialed: I first interviewed Eric Stang in 2012 when he was starring in the Off-Broadway run of the Tony Award winning musical "Million Dollar Quartet" as "Jerry Lee Lewis." Since then…

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Broadway’s Key Brand Entertainment Gets a New Name by Gordon Cox

Key Brand Entertainment, the company that owns a portfolio of live-entertainment players including Broadway Across America, has rebranded itself the John Gore Organization, named after the e…

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Forever 17: Backstage at Tuck Everlasting with Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Episode 8: Farewell! by Broadway.com

Andrew Keenan-Bolger smiles because it happened. In this vlog's finale, the stars of Tuck Everlasting share their memories and say goodbye to the show.

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Tony Winner Michael Grandage Tapped to Direct Guys and Dolls Film Remake by Ryan McPhee

Stage and screen director Michael Grandage will bring the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York to Hollywood. The Tony winner has been tapped to helm 20th Century Fox&r…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

London 'Romeo' just doesn't get the heart pumping by Sam Marlowe

Sometimes fairy tale casting just isn't enough, and so it proves with this keenly anticipated production, part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season at the Garrick. Lily James and Ri…

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Many Modes: The Practice and Performance of Mariana Valencia by Tara Sheena

Here, humor and failure coexist comfortably; there is room for both at all times.

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Key Brand Entertainment Becomes The John Gore Organization by BroadwayWorld

The John Gore Organization, Inc., formally known as Key Brand Entertainment, announces its rebrand as the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theater worldwide,…

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Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, You Can't Stop Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur in HAIRSPRAY, 2003 by Michael Dale

Broadway favorite Harvey Fierstein took Best Actor In a Musical honors while his newcomer co-star claimed Best Actress.

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2015 Fred Ebb Award Winner MY HEART IS THE DRUM to Receive Presentation Next Week by BroadwayWorld

Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer, winners of the 2015 Fred Ebb Award, will present an invitation only showcase of their acclaimed work MY HEART IS THE DRUM on Monday, June 6th at 5 PM at the…

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Read Reviews for Broadway-Bound Anastasia Musical by Playbill Staff

The Ahrens and Flaherty musical opened at Hartford Stage May 27. Here’s what critics have to say.

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On Cape Cod, “Alabama Story” Will Star Alan Campbell, Valerie Stanford, Chiz Chisholm and More; Cast Announced by Admin

Alan Campbell, the 1995 Tony Award nominee of Sunset Boulevard, will wear many hats this summer for the East Coast premiere of Alabama Story, the fact-inspired play about a persecuted librar…

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American Psycho Review by Dan Bacalzo

American Psycho deserves a far longer run than it is going to receive. The stylish and engaging new musical recently announced a Broadway closing date of June 5 at a reported $8.8 million do…

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Second City, Buddy Guy among city's Fifth Star Award honorees by Morgan Greene

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will again honor Chicago arts players and institutions at the Fifth Star Awards, now in its third year. The 2016 awards will …

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Cuttin' It, Young Vic, London - review: A sensitive exploration of how FGM affects young girls by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Playwright Charlene James writes with great power and sensitivity about the trauma of female genital mutilation

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Review: The Zombie Normal Heart by Michael Block

by Michael BlockIn the high heat of the spring at the Access Theater's Black Box comes something that sounds really cool. It's Flux Theatre Ensemble's production of Jason Tseng's Rizing. It'…

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Edmund Tyrone: Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Pet by Ben Hoover

EDMUND: It was a great mistake, my being born a man, I would have been much more successful as a seagull or a fish. As it is, I will always be a stranger who never feels at home, who does no…

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Photos Are Released by Christopher D. Shea

The first official photos show several of the actors in costume for the production, which opens in London on June 7.

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Photo Flash: First Look at the Stars of Jonathan Tolins' The Forgotten Woman

Tolins' new play makes its world premiere at the Bay Street Theater.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)

Jude Law Plays a Homicidal Adulterer in Ivo van Hove's “Obsession” by Patrick Pacheco

James Cain’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” has never been bettered as a noir tale of murder and lust. So much so that there have been seven film adaptations of the 1930s novel, as w…

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Watch She Loves Me Tony Nominee Jane Krakowski Take Fans Back to Where It All Began by Lindsey Sullivan

Whether she is performing her infamous split in She Loves Me's "Ilona" or splitting sides in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Jacqueline, the fabulous Jane Krakowski knows how to l…

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Theater News: Heather Headley, Billy Porter, and More Set for Stars in the Alley

Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca will cohost the outdoor Broadway concert.

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'Rhythm Fest' brings Chicago neighborhoods together by Laura Molzahn

Basically a tap-dance rehearsal is a matter of seeing, hearing and doing, its nuts and bolts the rhythms the feet make and the shapes the body takes. But watching choreographer Lane Alexande…

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Port Cities NYC by Claire Tighe

Claire Tighe considers the first installment of the Port Cities Project: Port Cities NYC.

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Must See: Broadway's Once and Future Dollys Together! by Robert Viagas

Bette Midler and Carol Channing were photographed in the same room!

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Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLE by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-nominated singer amp actress Melissa Errico, who just finished an acclaimed run starring in the Encores production of Do I Hear a Waltz transformative amp an exquisite interpretat…

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Full Cast Announced for Sharon Playhouse's GYPSY, Starring Tony Winner Karen Ziemba by BroadwayWorld

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba in GYPSY, with performances from June 16 …

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MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Will Host Open Casting Calls in Los Angeles & Chicago by BroadwayWorld

MAMMA MIA, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will hold an open call casting search for the roles of Donna and Sam as it embarks on its National Farewell Tour. If you love ABB…

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Alfie Boe, Danny Burstein, Billy Porter Among Performers Set for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY by BroadwayWorld

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Friday, June 3rd from 1230pm-230pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets.

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Onstage and Backstage: Seth Takes a Trip Back to the ’70s by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth uncovers the amazing television acting gigs of Michael Lembeck and reveals dressing room details from the Grease tour with John Travolta.

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Theatre Review: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at Vagabond Players by Lynne Menefee

If you are looking for some rollicking good fun at the theater and about theater, look no further than Vagabond Players’ Moon Over Buffalo – a perfect ending to the theater’s centennia…

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Industry Ticket Offers by Bt

Hauptmann - City Lit Theater at 1020 West Bryn Mawr in the historic Edgewater Presbyterian Church, is offering $15 industry tickets for performances from June 3 through July 10. Fridays and …

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Jane Krakowski Says She Loves Me Is Tribute to Her Father by Olivia Clement

The actress’ father, who is currently not well, performed in the show decades ago.

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Watch Brian D'Arcy James Bid Farewell to Something Rotten! by Andrew Gans

The Tony-nominated actor spoke after his final performance in the musical May 29.

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Here’s a long-term lobbying goal for our industry.

Maybe it’s because I’ve seen a lot of “Are you planning for your retirement” commercials lately, but I’m on a serious long-term fix lately.  (And retirement? …

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Lumos! Get a First Look at Harry, Ginny & Albus Potter in Harry Potter & The Cursed Child by Lindsey Sullivan

We know London's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make us cry, and the Potter family portrait has already got us reaching for the tissues. (Accio, Kleenex!) Appearing alongside the…

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Key Brand Entertainment Rebrands as the John Gore Organization, Launches New Foundation by Broadway.com

Key Brand Entertainment, the parent company of Broadway.com, has rebranded as the John Gore Organization, taking its new name from owner and theater producer John Gore. The company has …

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THIS IS NOT A REVIEW: What’s Left Over by Katie Dean

Katie Dean on Stacy Grossfield's "Hot Dark Matter" @ JACK.

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Beth Gill’s Catacomb @ The Chocolate Factory by Meg Weeks

The Chocolate Factory Theater in Queens could present difficulties for an artist looking for an unobstructed space in which to realize his or her vision. Choreographer Beth Gill, however, us…

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Theater News: York Theatre's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown to Release Revival Cast Recording

The young stars of the Peanuts musical will head to the recording studio.

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Fuse Book Review: Australian Master Tim Winton — Writer Turned Ecowarrior by Arts Fuse Editor

Tim Winton's memoir about how deeply Australia's landscape shaped him and his writing.

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Performers Announced for 2016 Stars in the Alley by Andrew Gans

Over 40 performers are set for the June 3 free concert in Shubert Alley.

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Prologue Theatre Company to close by Morgan Greene

Prologue Theatre Company, the Chicago company dedicated to producing "new and forgotten works from under-represented voices," has reached the end of its eight-year run. The company was found…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD by BroadwayWorld

Goodspeed Musicalscontinues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. Th…

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TWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol Channing by Michael Dale

The new HELLO, DOLLY star posts a photo of her introduction to the role's creator.

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BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and WAITRESS' Kimiko Glenn by Backstage Bite With Katie Lynch

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, d…

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed by Stage Tube

Goodspeed Musicalscontinues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. Th…

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Video: 90 seconds with: Will Adamsdale

Adamsdale's new play, The Joke, explores jokes and why we tell them

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Ann Harada and More Are Part of Funked Up Fairy Tales by Olivia Clement

The new work is presented at Feinstein's/54 Below as part of New Musicals at 54.

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May recap: This month’s biggest theatre news stories by Georgia Snow

From Theatre 2016 to a shake up at ATG, we look back at the biggest stories from May. The month kicks off

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Onstage This Week: May 30-June 5 by American Theatre Editors

This week's roundup takes audiences from a donut shop, to Russia in 1916, and off to Neverland.

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Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet – review round-up by Troy Nankervis

Kenneth Branagh said to The Stage last year that staging Romeo and Juliet carried a sense of “unfinished business”, and as companies

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Hot Clip of the Day: This Follies Foursome Makes You Love Today

This fierce quartet slays Sondheim's Follies number.

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for WILD at Hampstead Theatre by Marianka Swain

'Let me tell you, now you're in the club, that it's important to keep a sense of humour, because things are going to get, now and for the rest of your life, extremely difficult.'Hampstead Th…

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Alan Ayckbourn: “Take the work seriously, but never yourself” by Howard Sherman

Since 2005, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, the British playwright and director, has been bringing plays – often two or even three at a time – to 59E59 Theaters in New York from his home base at the…

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Photos At ArtWalk Detail Daily Burdens Of Haiti's People by Susan Dunne

There is an old Haitian proverb, "If you're old enough to walk, you're old enough to carry water." And Haitians do carry water, sometimes for miles, starting at a very young age, because wat…

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Charlie Brown Revival to Receive Cast Recording by Olivia Clement

The York Theatre Company’s all-kid cast will head into the studio June 13.

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'Kinky Boots' coming back to Chicago by Morgan Greene

"Kinky Boots," the best-musical Tony winner that originated in Chicago prior to its Broadway opening, is heading to the Oriental Theatre for one week of performances at the end of August.  …

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Photo Flash: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Releases First Family Portraits

The Potter family is ready for its West End debut.

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‘Hadestown’: Her Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions by Matthew Wexler

by Samuel L. Leiter That subterranean rumbling you may feel as you walk by the New York Theatre Workshop isn’t a forgotten subway line suddenly come to life; it’s the basso-profundo voi…

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Photos! Erik Altemus, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Ryann Redmond Join the Skivvies by Hannah Vine

The stripped down musical duo returned to Feinstein’s/54 Below May 27.

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Alice Ripley, Wesley Taylor and More Set for Reading of Mystery Box by Andrew Gans

The five-person play is penned by Tom Alan Robbins.

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Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Playwrights Interviews: Part 1: Susan Miller and “20th Century Blues” by Guest Author

Here is Part 1 of 5 interviews by Sharon J. Anderson, Contemporary American Theater Festival Trustee/Professional Story Listener and Creative Director. Meet Playwright Susan Miller and learn…

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The Artist Co-op Pop Up Will Launch with Series of Free Events by Andrew Gans

The discussions and performances will take place at the Center for Social Innovation in Manhattan.

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Finding the Core of My Tempest by Ramona@howlround.com (ramona)

By Cristy Andrea Altamirano. Director Cristy Andrea Altamirano seeks thoughts on an upcoming production of The Tempest .

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Source Festival opens June 8: “Dive in and don’t be afraid” by Keith Loria

Two dozen new works will be on display as part of Washington D.C.’s Ninth Annual Source Festival, running June 8 through July 3, and theater fans will surely be intrigued by what’s bei…

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Just $30 for NYTimes Critics' Pick, MTC's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION by Contests - Broadway

THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, a new play by Penelope Skinner and directed by Leah C. Gardiner. 'Beautifully realized amp remarkably pleasurable'The New York Times

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Using Your Woodworking Skills To Build A Play Background by Admin

Building wooden play backgrounds is a fairly simple and creative project that helps develop woodworking skills. If you're already a skilled woodworker, you'll probably just enjoy the creativ…

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Interview: Noah Diamond Brings the Marx Brothers Back to Life in ‘I’ll Say She Is’ by Jose Solis

After attending a rehearsal of I’ll Say She Is the week before their first preview I went through something quite surreal. I watched a film that featured a clip of the Marx Brothers’ Duc…

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Video: Exclusive: Gary Oldman: We had to beg from the Royal Court stage

Dark Knight Rises and Harry Potter star Gary Oldman shares memories of his time onstage at the Royal Court to mark the theatre's 60th birthday

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Theatre News: Citizens Theatre announce new autumn season

Highlights from the Glaswegian theatre include a revival of Trainspotting

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Pinole Players present 'Wait Until Dark' at Community Playhouse by Chris Treadway, Ctreadway@bayareanewsgroup.com

PINOLE --The suspense thriller "Wait Until Dark," presented by the Pinole Players, opens June 3 at the Community Playhouse, 601 Tennent Ave.

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First Look! See Your Favorite Characters in Costume for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Robert Viagas

First character portraits have been released of Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)

TRAINSPOTTING Leads Citizens Theatre's Autumn Season by Marianka Swain

Today the Citizens Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 Season, featuring a major new Main Stage production of Harry Gibson's adaptation ofTrainspotting,Irvine Welsh's controversialdepiction of…

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Hamlet Re-telling THE BOOK'S THE THING Comes To Westminster Reference Library by Marianka Swain

Librarian Theatre presents THE BOOK'S THE THING, a Rapid Re-telling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, to be performed in UK Libraries. Librarian Theatre are a new theatre company who create shows bas…

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Tanika Gupta's LOVE N STUFF Returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East by Marianka Swain

Award-winning writerTanika Guptareturns toTheatre Royal Stratford Eastto debut her hilarious and uplifting new comedyLOVE N STUFFon the Main Stage - three years after its first successful ru…

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Hadestown - Bourbon Street bluesy folk opera's trip to hell by Oscar E. Moore

Responsible for this busy pseudo-poetic edging towards pretentious production is the imaginative and theatrical director Rachel Chavkin

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GRACE NOTES: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Susan Grace

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Cuttin' It review – streetwise drama evolves into fierce FGM statement by Lyn Gardner

Young Vic, LondonTwo outwardly confident school friends share a secret in Charlene James’s drama exploring the betrayal involved in UK female genital mutilationIt all begins so innocently …

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The 306: Dawn review – an emotive tribute to the soldiers that history forgot by Mark Fisher

Dalcrue farm, PitcairngreenIn a field in Perthshire at dawn, this spine-tingling music-theatre piece told the stories of 306 traumatised young men who were executed for cowardiceThere’s mo…

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Sans Everything but the Essential: Shakespeare, Space Suits, and the Power of the Human by Ramona@howlround.com (ramona)

By Shari Caplan. Shari Caplan on Sans Everything by Strange Attractor Theatre at the Charlestown Working Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Concert Royal: Music of Bach and Handel by Jean Ballard Terepka

Such feast days deserve magnificent music; Bach and Handel created it. And the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, the first rate period-instruments Concert Royal, and five marvelous soloist…

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Today in 1982, a return engagement of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it ran for 63 performances. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a mus…

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Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Scott Barnhardt by Broadway's Backbone

In this episodeBroadways Scott Barnhardt- Scott was saying Hello years before Adele. As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, this Book of Mormonoriginal cast member discusses the differences betw…

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VIDEO: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. Reveals Secret Singing Talent, Talks New Jazz Album by TV News Desk

HAMILTON star Leslie Odom Jr. stopped by Friday night's TONIGHT SHOW and demonstrated how he avoids burping while singing in the middle of the hit Broadway hip hop musical.

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VIDEO: Martin Short & Maya Rudolph Star in NBC's MAYA & MARTY, Premiering Tonight by TV News Desk

From executive producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces for an all-new comedy show MAYA amp MARTY, jam-packed with music, stars, and the unique cha…

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Broadway AM Report, 5/31/2016 - Jane Krakowski, CHARLIE BROWN and More! by Jessica Fallon Gordon

TODAY'S BIG NEWS SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski is getting a portrait at Sardi's today, plus the company of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN celebrates its opening night at the York Theatre

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Wanda Nevada by Trav S.D.

Wanda Nevada (1979) Today is the birthday of Brooke Shields (b. 1965). Today we talk about her 1979 buddy picture with Peter Fonda, Wanda Nevada.  In the cinema, Fonda is best known for …

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Features: Top ten half term shows for kids

With half term this week, here's what plays not to miss out on

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Review: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Leeds Town Hall and tour)

Opera North's ambitious project to tour a complete Ring cycle is triumphantly fulfilled

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Theatre News: Top 5 theatre openings this week: 30 May - 5 June

LIFT returns and Jesse Eisenberg transfers his award-winning play

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An Interview with Natasha Katz by Victoria Myers

We visit lighting designer Natasha Katz in her midtown studio to discuss Long Day’s Journey into Night, storytelling through light, how the field has changed, and much more.

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Herve Goffings: My first fringe show by John Byrne

My first fringe experience was at the Edinburgh festival in 2012 performing my one-man show Herve. It all started with my end-of-year

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How to… make a play in an unusual place by John Byrne

1. The space is the thing The key for our productions is that they should work infinitely better in a particular location

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)

A Conversation with Sigrid Gilmer by Admin

  Even from 3000 miles away, Sigrid Gilmer’s exuberance, artistic insight, and hilarious writing brightened our days. In this conversation, we discuss why she reimagined Harriet Tubma…

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The 7th Annual Lilly Awards – Theater & Activism by Admin

  The Lilly Awards took place on Monday, May 23rd at Pershing Square Signature Center, honoring extraordinary women artists by promoting gender parity at all levels of theatrical produc…

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Q&A with Krystina Alabado by Joy

What’s black and white and has red splatters all over them? The cast of American Psycho. I had a chance to chat with Krystina Alabado, who plays Vanden in American Psycho. Run and catch he…

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Students top tough competion at Ben Vereen Awards by James Hebert

Musical-theater performers from CCA, SCPA punch tickets to New York for nationals.

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Chicago Theater Review: THE NORTH POOL (Interrobang Theatre Project at The Athenaeum Theatre) by Lawrence Bommer

INTERROGATING AN AUDIENCE It’s the afterschool special from hell: The North Pool is that rare you-can-hear-a-pin-drop play. In a mere 80 minutes, playwright Rajiv Joseph shrewdly and sharp…

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Los Angeles Theater Preview: THE LITTLE MERMAID (La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts) by Frank Arthur

THE LITTLE MERMAID THAT COULD It is surprising that the stage adaptation of The Little Mermaid took until 2008 to hit Broadway. The 1989 film on which it’s based marked the beginnin…

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Bernstein by the Bay: S.F. Symphony brilliantly delivers 'On the Town' by Mark Swed

You could make a Broadway show about the making of the musical “On the Town.” It’s got everything. Then again, no one would believe it. In 1944, a 26-year-old composer and a couple of …

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National Museum of Women in the Arts’ She Who Tells a Story by Marilyn Millstone

The National Museum of Women in the Arts' photography exhibition, She Who Tells a Story, brings together a dozen artists from Iran and the Arab world. It's an easy road trip from Philadelphi…

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Servant of Two Masters Through June 26 at Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Rose Valley. $20-$34. 610-565-4211, hedgerowtheatre.org.

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The whole restaurant's a stage in the world of immersive dining by Alexi Duggins

Fancy hunting for your dinner in a forest, or eating at Twin Peaks’ Double R Diner? Immersive dining’s mix of theatre and innovative cooking could be for youIn east London, a sniffy butl…

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'Paramour' Is Dazzling But Corny (Also, 'Drag Race' Casting Gossip!) by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoRuPaul's Drag RaceTheater & DanceNightlifenew york cityMichael MustoThe Atherton Twins in Paramour. Photo by Matt Beard. Can a show be kinetically exciting yet dullish…

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Full Cast Announced for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL at St James Theatre by Marianka Swain

The full cast has been announced forExposure The Musical - Life Through A Lens. It runs at St. James Theatre, for a limited season,from16 Julyuntil27 August 2016, with press night onThursday…

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Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre by Marianka Swain

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyma…

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TITUS ANDRONICUS Comes to Rose Playhouse As Part of Contemporary Shakespeare by Marianka Swain

Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS comes to Rose Playhouse, Bankside, this summer, running from 5th to 30th July. This new production is presented by New York-based company Luvas Theatre and Lon…

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London Classic Theatre Brings Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Belgrade Theatre by Marianka Swain

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn'sAbsent Friendsand Samuel Beckett'sWaiting for Godotin 2015, London Classic Theatre return to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, with their new prod…

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Natalie Anderson, Michael Greco and More Set for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL, July 16 - Full Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

The full cast forExposureThe Musical - Life Through A LensareDavid AlburyJimmy,NatalieAndersonTara,Andy BarkeEnsemble,Rhiannon DuncanLustEnsemble,Zeph GouldCEOSlothEnsemble,Michael GrecoMile…

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VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Brian d'Arcy James Bids Classy Farewell During Final Bow by Stage Tube

Brian d'Arcy James gave his final performance in his Tony nominated role of 'Nick Bottom' in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN on Sunday, May 29th.

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Photos: Bristol Old Vic celebrations in pictures

We round up photos from all the celebrations over the Bristol Old Vic's 250th annviersary weekend

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Theatre News: Siobhan Dillon and Tam Mutu to lead Tess cast recording

Simon Bailey will also feature on the album for the new British musical

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Mad Cat’s The Flick Will Intrigue Some, Leave Others Unenthused by Bill Hirschman

Sometimes critics use the words “ambitious” and “intriguing” as backhanded compliments or cowardly faint praise, but Mad Cat Theatre Company’s production of the Pulitzer-winning Th…

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VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN's Brian d'Arcy James Gives Classy Farewell During Final Bows by Stage Tube

Brian d'Arcy James gave his final performance in his Tony nominated role of 'Nick Bottom' in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN on Sunday, May 29th.

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Music review: St. Louis Chamber Chorus dazzles in season finale by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Philip Barnes, artistic director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, often schedules the final performances of the choir’s seasons on the Memorial Day weekend.

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Why Frank Langella Should Win The Tony by Cbsexaminer

Frank Langella is the kind of talent that transcends time. Here's a look at why he deserves to take home the Tony for his work this year.

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Le Petit Prince aspires to the ballet throne by Michael Crabb

National Ballet of Canada seeks a new classic with Guillaume Côté 's first full-length ballet, debuting June 4.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Women on Broadway: A Year of Living Dangerously by Laura Collins-Hughes and Alexis Soloski

Roles were spread around this year, but women are often still playing victims. Our critics discuss what worked, what didn’t and what they hope to see.

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HADESTOWN – long day’s journey into hell by Oscar E Moore

If you are going to reimagine the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice – a poor poet guitar strumming musician with a voice to die for and his ravishing but hungry counterpart as a sung-through …

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The Little Match Girl (review) at Spoleto Festival USA by Susan Galbraith

Have you ever sat beside a lake at night and listened to the sounds? Or stood on an urban street corner in inky blackness or more exactly in a snowstorm where the world becomes unfamiliar in…

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Ten years after: on reading about an old friend in a book by Terry Teachout

From 2006: Every film shot on location, whether in whole or in part, is a home movie in which bits and pieces of history are embedded, and I find myself growing increasingly fascinated by th…

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Theatre News: Natalie Anderson and Michael Greco to star in Exposure

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of the new musical by Mike Dyer

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Blogs: Matt Trueman: We need to get out of theatres

Matt Trueman on how shows in spaces other than theatres can break down barriers and reach new audiences

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BWW's On This Day - May 31, 2016

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

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You can blame The Thick of It – Mark Ravenhill’s ferociously foul-mouthed opener revived from 2007 in which a young soldier’s wife deflects the news of his death with c*nt after c*nt r…

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Frans Bloem Beyond Borders by Sandi Durell

      by Joe Regan Jr.     Frans Bloem, who was inducted into the Metropolitan Room Hall of Fame a few months ago, returned on May 26 to present his show “Beyond B…

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Almanac: Robertson Davies on a common prejudice of literary critics by Terry Teachout

“Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, a…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)

NEWS: Exposure musical cast includes Michael Greco, Natalie Anderson & Niamh Perry by Press Releases

The full cast for Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens are David Albury (Jimmy), Natalie Anderson (Tara), Andy Barke (Ensemble), Rhiannon Duncan (Lust/Ensemble), Zeph Gould (CEO/Slot…

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Police guidance issued on arts protests by David Hutchison

Police forces in England and Wales have received guidance for the first time on how to handle protests against controversial art. The

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Ex-NTW chief John McGrath bemoans ‘managed decline’ of Welsh arts funding by Georgia Snow

Former National Theatre Wales boss John McGrath has claimed the Welsh Government must take bolder funding decisions if the sector is to

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Double Indemnity by Arts Review

One of the greatest crime novels of our times is given new life thanks to a razor-sharp stage adaptation by award-winning writer Tom Holloway, Double Indemnity will make its world premiere …

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Review: Lawrence After Arabia at curtainup.com-London by Lizzie Loveridge

Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia is authentic and revelatory as a finely crafted historical drama. .

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Review:Hadestown at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

his almost sung-through version of the much told story has been brought to fascinating, lushly staged new life.

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First Look: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Cast Photos by Abid Rahman

The theater production, the eighth 'Harry Potter' story, officially opens in London on July 30. read more

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FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS – Sheffield by Edward Seckerson

Taylor writes an altogether different kind of musical in which “songs” rarely arrive fully formed but rather are in the process of evolving – beginnings of songs which are content just…

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Review: Cuttin' It (Young Vic)

Charlene James' new play tackles the issue of female genital mutilation in Britain

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Things NOT of this EARTH Circus Showcase 2016 by Arts Review

Journey to a retro alien utopia where everything is not as it seems, as the 2016 graduating class from the National Institute of Circus Arts present a retro sci-fi themed showcase, Things …

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Today on Broadway: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by James Marino

Listen: @TheBryceCapades & @CorbinBleu Check into @RTC_NYC’s #HolidayInn “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines o…

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Mark Shenton’s week: I’ve just taken a day off theatre, and this is why by Mark Shenton

I returned home from a 10-day holiday in San Francisco and Las Vegas last week, flying overnight (a 10-hour journey) to land

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Stolen by Arts Review

Nearly 20 years after its first performance, National Theatre of Parramatta will premiere a new production of Jane Harrison’s acclaimed play, Stolen at the Riverside Theatres from 2 June …

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: First look at Harry, Albus and Ginny Potter by Jack Shepherd, Jack Shepherd

First look at Jamie Parker, Poppy Miller and Sam Clemmett in costume for the play

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Stephen Karam: 'artsy weirdo' playwright turned Tony nominee for The Humans by Alexis Soloski

A dark take on the family drama in the post-financial crisis era, The Humans has been one of the most critically raved-about plays on Broadway for yearsStephen Karam is of two minds about th…

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Theatre News: First Look: Albus, Ginny and Harry in Harry Potter play

The actors playing Albus and Ginny in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been announced

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Soapbox: I sent 1,000 emails in 45 days – here’s what I learned by Soapbox

January. I had just come back from more than a month of travelling – to South Africa for a job, then California

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5 rules for survival at the NT’s Threepenny Opera by Johnny Fox

Five rules for survival at Threepenny Opera: ONE: It’s an epic musical on a revolve, so think Les Miserables set in London any time since, but influenced by Sondheim bec…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)

NEWS: David Hunter joins new cast of Kinky Boots, Matt Henry extends by Press Releases

Olivier award-winning actor Matt Henry extends his role as Lola in West End hit KINKY BOOTS and David Hunter joins the new cast as Charlie Price, replacing Killian Donnelly, from 15 August 2…

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How we made Whose Line Is It Anyway? by Interviews By Laura Barnett

The cast of the seminal 80s improv show: ‘We were in the middle of a Titanic sketch when a pipe burst and the place filled with water’• What Does the Title Matter Anyway?: reviewThis s…

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Photo Flash: Portraits Of Harry, Ginny And Albus - HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD! by BroadwayWorld

In the first of three sets of Charlie Gray's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child portraits, joining the previously announced Jamie Parker as Harry Potter are Poppy Miller who will play Ginny P…

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TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations this week (30 May) by Mark Shenton

New entries this week are The Invisible Hand at the Tricycle Theatre and The 3 Penny Opera at the Natonal, and its the last chance to see Les Blancs, The Flick and People, Places and Things

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Judy’s Back! Rufus Wainwright Returns to Carnegie Hall with Renowned Garland Tribute by #cota

By Steve Schonberg (@CntrOnTheAisle) On June 16 and 17, singer, songwriter and composer, Rufus Wainwright will head back to Carnegie Hall to revive his wildly acclaimed tribute to Judy Garla…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)

NEON by Arts Review

A candy-coloured journey through the American dream, NEON explores how the simple product known as neon shone bright as a beacon for the hopes of a country. A visually stunning and informa…

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Greg Proops: 'I know I can make a weird offer and Josie Lawrence will take it up' by Ryan Gilbey

Jeremy Corbyn, pervy sexual tension, tiny horned hamsters ... improv comedy star Proops chucks anything into the mix on Whose Line Is It Anyway? As its London stage run begins, he reveals th…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Songs for a New World by Arts Review

A contemporary song cycle that illuminates the timelessness of self-discovery, Blue Saint Productions presents Jason Robert Brown’s stunning Songs for a New World at Chapel off Chape…

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Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sam Hurwitt

Murder hits a small town in Douglas Morrisson Theatre's Book of Days.

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Attache Headcase by Sam Hurwitt

The Diplomats demonstrates that sometimes comedy doesn’t translate well even to people who ostensibly speak the same language.

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Oh Bondage Up Yours by Sam Hurwitt

Marin Onstage's Venus in Fur doesn’t just do the material justice but actually elevates it.

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Phil Willmott: This is what’s wrong with your showreel by Phil Willmott

This morning I looked through 468 submissions for a theatre piece I’ll be directing in a few months. I can audition about

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Random roundup: The Father, Turn Me Loose, The Crucible by Elizabeth Wollman

The Father, Florian Zeller's very good play (in very good translation by Christopher Hampton) is worth seeing both for the tricks it plays on the audience and for Frank Langella's rivet…

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He's Our Kind of Guy! Jane the Virgin Star Jaime Camil Begins Performances in Chicago by Lindsey Sullivan

We want Billy! B-I-Double L-Y! Lucky for us, Jane the Virgin star Jaime Camil starts performances as Chicago's razzle-dazzle story swirler Billy Flynn on May 31. We already got a feather…

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Sam Shepard: 'America is on its way out as a culture' by Laura Barton

As his seminal 1980 play, True West, is revived in London, the influential playwright reflects on the diminishing global role of the US, and the deaths of his friends Philip Seymour Hoffman …

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The Show Must Go On by Lindsay Price, The Theatrefolk Podcast

Episode 158: The Show Must Go On Everyone has a show must go on story. Sets fall, lines are forgotten, sometimes the light board catches on fire. In this podcast we hear a number of differen…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Hue William Blanes by Arts Review

Who is Hue William Blanes? Still don’t know! What would you do differently to what you do now? Not put as much chilli in my dumpling soup. Who inspires you and why? People who do thing…

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BWW Review: Nick Payne's INCOGNITO Is Brainy, But Muddy by Michael Dale

Four actors play twenty roles telling three stories in a confusing exploration of the brain.

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Ann Harada and More Set for FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES as Part of New Musicals at 54 Today by BroadwayWorld

The NEW MUSICALS AT 54 series presents FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES by Kirsten Childs at Feinstein's54 Below tonight, May 31, 2016.

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Swan Lake by Arts Review

Following a sold out season in Sydney in April, and fresh from performances in Adelaide, the magic of Swan Lake returns when Stephen Baynes’ masterful interpretation comes to Arts Centre M…

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Special Reports: 4 Questions With the Kids of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

The York Theatre gang talks fake holidays, role swaps, and the Hogwarts houses of our favorite cartoon tykes.

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All-Kid Charlie Brown Musical Opens Tonight Off-Broadway by Robert Viagas

York Theatre Company's revival features a cast of young actors.

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Jane the Virgin Star Joins Broadway Cast of Chicago Tonight by Andrew Gans

Jaime Camil is playing a limited engagement in the Tony-winning revival.

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Garfield and Mad Libs Musicals Available for Licensing by Playbill Staff

R&H Theatricals has obtained rights for the kid’s musicals Garfield, The Musical with Cattitude and Mad Libs Live!

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Want To Know What It’s Like to Work in Marketing on Broadway? by Olivia Clement

The theatre lovers and real-life partners work on some of the best shows on Broadway. They talk jobs, relationships and the Tonys.

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What Happens When You Ask 57 Drama Critics to Talk About Their Job? by Robert Simonson

Matt Windman found out. His new book surveys the state of theatre criticism today.

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