Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Rebel Wilson: Australia’s scene stealer takes centre stage | Observer profile by Vanessa Thorpe

The cheeky comic actor is best known for her audacious cameos in the films Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids. But, as her forthcoming role in Guys and Dolls suggests, she is also equipped for th…

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Shocking? No, just true to the fiery spirit of Brecht | Vanessa Thorpe by Vanessa Thorpe

Of course there is swearing in the National’s production of The Threepenny Opera. The play is an attack on bourgeois valuesEver wanted to stand up in front of a vast crowd of genteel, cult…

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Photo Flash: THE KING AND I, AMERICAN PSYCHO, and More Take Saturday Intermission Pics by BroadwayWorld

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup Today's edition featu…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 5pm (Broadway Time)


One of Broadway's brightest stars, Bernadette Peters will light up the Patchogue Theatre stage for our 2016 Gala.Throughout her illustrious career, Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Pete…

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Resonant story is lurking somewhere in 'Spinning' by Kerry Reid

If, as Eugene O'Neill once wrote, there is no present or future, only the past happening over and over again, then is it ever possible to make amends for past crimes and move on? That's one …

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From Brixton with love: Brosnan’s new mission is to save community theatre by Vanessa Thorpe

Former 007 makes film appeal to raise funds for Ovalhouse, the London drama group that inspired his careerPierce Brosnan came to fame playing poised and imperturbable characters such as 007 …

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Interview: All the Right Moves- Tony Nominee Andy Blankenbuehler Explains the Inspiration of His Revolutionary HAMILTON Choreography by Nicole Rosky

Forget Alexander Hamilton. Andy Blankenbuehler is truly the man who's non-stop this theatre season.

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Review: The Name on Everybody's Lips Is Gonna Be: Sutton Lee by Michael Block

By Michael BlockHow do you put on a show if you continually stop the show with number after number? Ask Sutton Lee Seymour. Making her triumphant debut at the Laurie Beechman Theater, Sutton…

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Want to Catch ‘Hamilton’? Try the Central Park Softball Fields by Corey Kilgannon

While the show has taken the theater world by storm, its undefeated softball team goes virtually unnoticed each Thursday in the park. (No tickets required.)

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

“The City of Conversation” at the Wallis by Pauline Adamek

  An ambitious young woman forces a showdown with her mother-in-law that has devastating consequences in The City of Conversation. Anthony Giardina’s family drama, infused with

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Single tickets sales open for Muny season by Staff Reporter

'Wizard of Oz' premieres on June 13.

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Talking with Susan Sullivan About ‘Steel Magnolias’ at the Bucks County Playhouse by Tim Dunleavy

There are few actresses more familiar, or more beloved, than Susan Sullivan. For four decades she’s been a regular, dependable presence on television, most notably in eight seasons as kind…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Eartha Kitt Sings The Hard Truth in THE WILD PARTY, 2000 by Michael Dale

Making her first Broadway appearance in twenty years, the outspoken star and social activist plays a character who sees through the frivolity of youth.

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Meet the 92-year-old still making music on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Most theater fans don’t know Seymour “Red” Press by name, but they cherish the famous Broadway musicals he’s worked on throughout the decades.

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BSO brings back 'Hairspray' -- and John Waters by Tim Smith

Edna Turnblad will be arnin' some more clothes and her likewise well-fed daughter, Tracy, will be trying out again for a spot on a TV dance show when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra brings …

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Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) - Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Tony Awards Close-Up: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo is Here and She Can't Be Stopped! by BroadwayWorld TV

Cynthia Erivo came straight from London to make her Broadway debut as 'Celie' in John Doyle's glorious revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Now that she's arrived, there's no stopping this future Br…

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Review: ‘Dreamgirls’ at Tantallon Community Players by William Powell

Dreamgirls Sizzles with Soul Why is sudden fame so destructive? Can true friendship survive the pressures of show business? Those questions and a whole heaping spoonful of soulful, Motown-i…

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People You Should Know . . . Lori Elizabeth Parquet by Zack Calhoon

Lori Elizabeth Parquet is an actor and playwright from New Orleans, Louisiana with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Cornell University. Her New York City credits include Macbeth, Dispatches From …

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Drama Desk Spring Panel by Barry

The Drama Desk hosted a Spring Luncheon Panel, “Reviving the Revival,”  at the legendary Sardi’s  with Broadway stars GAVIN CREEL, WARREN CARLYLE, JESSICA VOSK, STEVEN PASQUA…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)

Art Garfunkel Was Perhaps the Worst Hamilton Spectator of All Time by Devon Ivie

Hello Art Garfunkel, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again about theater etiquette. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket to Hamilton — in the VIP section, no less — don't y…

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs by Walter McBride

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from…

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Watch HAMILTON Stars Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom, Jr. on Late Night Shows by Louisa Brady

Last night, two of HAMILTON's Tony-nominated stars, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Daveed Diggs, made appearances on late night shows at 1135pm. Odom Jr. spoke with Jimmy Fallon, giving him juicy deta…

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Second Coming: An Act Of God Returns To Broadway by Chris Luner

Apparently, God spends his summers in New York and that second coming we’ve all been waiting for actually only takes the length of one Broadway season. One of this season’s bigge…

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Ed Sylvanus Iskander tackles and conquers Taming of the Shrew (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Taming of the Shrew is an extraordinary production, one of the most original and well thought out presentations of Shakespeare I’ve seen in years. D…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)

On the “Gold Diggers” Series by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Jazz Age playwright Avery Hopwood (1882-1928). Hopwood was long legendary for the feat of having four successful plays up on Broadway simultaneously, a feat later …

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Watch Hamilton Stars Go Head-to-Head on Two Late Night Talk Shows by Robert Viagas

Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr. make competing appearances.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Leslie Odom Jr. Almost Witnessed Shonda Rhimes Fight Art Garfunkel by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

While backstage at The Tonight Show, Leslie Odom Jr. shares a story of the audition where he learned the importance of reading stage directions.

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Opera singer Andrea Bocelli releases congratulatory video to Sharks by Jimmy Durkin,

Bocelli's concert at SAP Center switched to June 3 after Sharks earned spot in Stanley Cup final.

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Italian theater actor and director Giorgio Albertazzi dies

ROME (AP) -- Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadr…

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Asolo Rep joins the circus with British hit 'Hetty Feather' by Jay Handelman

Dame Jacqueline Wilson is something of a national hero among young readers and their parents in England, where her dozens of books and various series... Read more »

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION! by Stage Tube

FROZEN LIVE AT THE HYPERION, a new theatrical adaptation based on Disney's animated blockbuster film, opened yesterday, May 27 at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in …

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BWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer Adventure by Naomi Serviss

A Drama Desk award-winner is recruited to conjure up a New York adventure fit for audiences at Radio City.

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Hamilton Tony Nominee Leslie Odom Jr. Dishes on a Star-Studded Audience Duel & His Worst Audition by Lindsey Sullivan

Hamilton is such a smash hit that late night king Jimmy Fallon recently told 2016 Tony nominee Leslie Odom Jr. that he wishes he could see himself in the production. The Audienc…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Romeo & Juliet at the Garrick Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Starring Lily James and Richard Madden, Romeo & Juliet is the latest in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre’s season of work at the Garrick Theatre. It runs until 13 August 2016. But does it …

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Review: ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ (‘Dangerous Liaisons’)’ at Audrey Herman’s Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

There are a lot of folks who are thoroughly enjoy a good period drama.  And even more who enjoy a night out watching a great play. They’re in for a delightful dose of both at Audrey Herma…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Drama Desk Holds Panel on Revivals by Lauren Yarger

Robin Milling, Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steve Pasquale, Alex Timbers, Jessica Vosk. Photos: Barry GordinWith Warren CarlyleWith Steven PasqualeIsa Goldberg, William Wolf, Robert Blume, C…

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But Really, How Was the Play, Mrs. Lincoln? by (ramona)

By Michael Lueger. In this installment of his Strange Eventful History series, Michael Lueger discusses the assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the comedy Our American Cousin at Ford’s…

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Hamilton Star Renée Elise Goldsberry on Bringing Feminism and Diversity to Broadway: BUST Interview by Carey

Originally published on Read this story online “I Think If She Were a Man, She Would Have Been President” Renée Elise Goldsberry already had a jam-packed resume when she auditi…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Report From New York: Unnerving ‘The Father’ With Langella Tour De Force by Bill Hirschman

As Boomers become more of the theater-going public, we see more stories about how we are becoming a nation of caretakers of parents and grandparents. But the play The Father depicts increasi…

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Italian theater actor and director Giorgio Albertazzi dies by Associated Press

Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor’s role based on “Memories of Hadrian,” has died in his native Tus…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)

In the Moment: Synetic Theater’s ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’ by David Siegel

Synetic Theater’s The Man in the Iron Mask is a good yarn, well told. With the production Synetic continues to expand beyond its original Shakespeare roots and singular “silent” physic…

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FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS – Sheffield Crucible by Jonathan Baz

Flowers For Mrs Harris marks Daniel Evans’ farewell production at Sheffield’s Crucible and he bows out premiering a musical that is elegant, charming and beautifully crafted.

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BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2016

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

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Essential Arts & Culture: Trump v. Shakespeare, LACMA in Venice, Beyonce's think tank by Carolina A. Miranda

I'm Carolina A. Miranda, arts and culture staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. Welcome to your weekly guide to everything happening in the arts in Southern California and beyond. Don’t m…

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Casting call set for Westfield Theatre Group shows by Lori Szepelak

You need to be logged in to see this part of the content. Please Login to access. → The post Casting call set for Westfield Theatre Group shows appeared first on The Westfield News.

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Making a choreographic full circle by Carrie Seidman

Gerri Houlihan's "Every Little Movement" returns for final performance of Sarasota Contemporary Dance's 10th anniversary season...... Read more »

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'Hamilton' branded goods now available far from New York by Associated Press

NEW YORK — In another sign that the Broadway smash "Hamilton" has become a cultural phenomenon, you will soon be able to buy branded T-shirts, caps, water bottles and hoodies far from New…

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Straight White Men Through June 19, presented by InterAct Theatre Company at the Drake, 302 S. Hicks St. Tickets: $15-$37. Information: 215-568-8079 or

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‘Frozen’ Live Show Opens at Disneyland to Excited Crowds by Jenelle Riley

With the wild success — over $1 billion globally — of the Oscar-winning animated film “Frozen,” a stage production was inevitable. While a Broadway show is in the works, Dis…

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Review:Presto Change-o at by Gloria Miller

a musical for adults and children to enjoy at Barrington Stage

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Review: Peer Gynt at by Charles Wright

There's plenty to debate about John Doyle's streamlined Peer Gynt. What's incontestable is that he and Gabriel Ebert are an explosive combination.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)

The Spoils review – Jesse Eisenberg's comedy of cringes by Alexis Soloski

Pershing Square Signature Center, New YorkEisenberg is such a skilled practitioner of the comedy of mortification it’s surprising he can talk through all the feet in his mouth – but is i…

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Blogs: Timothy West: 'There's something magical at Bristol Old Vic'

The veteran actor shares his memories of Bristol and the the Old Vic as the theatre's 250th birthday celebrations begin

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Video: Check out what the new Bristol Old Vic will look like

Refurbishments to the front of house area are about to begin

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Review: Stella (Theatre Royal Brighton)

Neil Bartlett's new play receives its world premiere as part of the Brighton Festival

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Alexi Kaye Campbell: ‘I knew I had to write a play about Greece’ by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Campbell’s new National Theatre play was inspired by the despair, rage and determination of Greek anti-austerity protesters, but also by the discovery that the history of his family echoed…

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THE THREEPENNY OPERA – National Theatre by Edward Seckerson

Rufus Norris may have commissioned a new adaptation of the Brecht by Simon Stephens to tick myriad boxes of contention from the politics of gender, sexuality, disability, and (naturally) the…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Doonreagan: Ted Hughes and Assia Wevill's escape to Ireland by Laura Barnett

He started work on his greatest verse cycle; she painted, wrote and danced. Laura Barnett reports on a new play trying to uncover the truth about the relationship between the poet and his ma…

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A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN Finborough, SW10 by Libby Purves

THE LAST BLASPHEMY TRIAL..AND ECHOES FOR TODAY   It is a thousand pities that John Osborne is predominantly famous for the spitting spoilt-brat misogyny of Jimmy Porter in Look Back In …

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)

‘Walking Dead’ star kills it in Brooklyn by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Chad L. Coleman is best known by fan-favorite single names: Cutty on “The Wire,” Tyreese on “The Walking Dead.” Now he can add Mingo, from the “Roots” remake that starts airing M…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Dancer, painter, soldier … Tottenham brothers on their way to the top by Jessica Elgot

Maryam Golding’s three oldest sons – an artist, a soldier and a ballet dancer – are all on the way to the top. Much of that, they say, is due to their parents, who brought them up to b…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)

TITANIC Begins Run at Charing Cross Theatre Today by BroadwayWorld

Titanic sets sail for a 10-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from today,28 May - Saturday 6 August, produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams.Press n…

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Old Red Lion Theatre's THE LOCAL STIGMATIC Starts by BroadwayWorld

The Local Stigmatic is a sinister, deeply disturbing study of psychosis, fame, obsession and envy. Darkly comical at times, it reveals society's fascination with 'celebrity' and the resentme…

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Life is Meaningless: Theatre of the Absurd by Lindsay Price

How do we connect students with theatre history eras that are difficult to relate to? Theatre is all about change. Not only do we want to look back and identify origins, but it’s important…

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TOKYO FISH STORY Begins at The Old Globe Today by BroadwayWorld

Kimber Lee's drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, begins today, May 28 atThe Old Globe. The production runs throughJune 26, 2016, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of …

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AN ACT OF GOD with Sean Hayes Begins Previews Tonight on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Tonynominee and EmmywinnerSean Hayesreturns to Broadway as God himselfin a limited 14-week engagement of the hit comedy An Act of God at the Booth Theatre, beginning tonight, May 28, 2016.Da…

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)

The Almighty Arrives Back on Broadway! Sean Hayes Starts Previews in An Act of God by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The Almighty has returned to Broadway, this time as Sean Hayes. The Tony nominee, along with David Josefsberg and James Gleason as Archangels Michael and Gabriel, respectively, will begin pe…

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Review: The Producers (Mercury Theater Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

The Producers may well be the out-and-out funniest musical ever written. And if this production doesn’t entirely match the original in mirth, it beats it hands down in musical performance!…

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On the Couch with Ivy Latimer by Arts Review

Who is Ivy Latimer? Another young woman trying to figure it all out. What would you do differently to what you do now? Regularly watch more classic films instead of indulging in B grade rom…

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Interviews: Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell "Feel the Birn" as The Humans Continues Its Success

Stephen Karam's play is nominated for six Tony Awards, including two for its theater-vet stars.

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Review: ‘The Plough and the Stars’ at The Irish Heritage Theatre and Plays and Players in Philadelphia by Neal Newman

Exactly 100 years ago, a group of Irish poets, musicians, writers and dreamers seized the Dublin Post Office, (yes, that’s right, the Post Office) in an ill conceived attempt to surprise t…

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Cindy Sherman by Arts Review

The first major Australian solo exhibition in more than 15 years of work by the renowned New York-based artist Cindy Sherman will be on display at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) …

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What’s Hot in London: May 22-28 by Mark Shenton

Jonathan Church exits Sydney Theatre Company, Donmar Warehouse heads to King’s Cross (and Brooklyn), and reviews in for Romeo and Juliet.

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God Returns to Broadway With Will & Grace Star Sean Hayes by Robert Viagas

He plays the role of the Deity originated last season by Jim Parsons.

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'Lost Marx Brothers Musical' Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight by Andrew Gans

I'll Say She Is plays the Connelly Theater.

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Pairings: Cast Albums and Activities by Felicia Fitzpatrick

Just like every guy has his doll, every song has its match. To kick off summer, Playbill pairs the cast albums of the 2016 Tony-nominated musicals and the best activities to do while listeni…

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Photos! First Look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ War by Monica Simoes

Take a look at War by award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at Lincoln Center Theater.

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Was There Aladdin Competition Between the Jacobs Siblings? by Michael Gioia

Knowing they could never play opposite one another, Aladdin actors Adam Jacobs and Arielle Jacobs look back at how they formed Sibling Disobedience.

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Tour heads to Shaw, Stratford festivals in July by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The famous Canadian theater festivals are back. For the 34th year, the Post-Gazette’s Critics Choice motorcoach tour to Canada’s Shaw and Stratford festivals heads northward, J…

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