Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Pamela Lane obituary by John Heilpern

Stalwart of British theatre and first wife of John OsbornePamela Lane, the first wife of the playwright John Osborne, who has died at the age of 80, outlived all of his subsequent four wives…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

BWW TV: What Musical Inspired LES MISERABLES? New York Pops Honorees Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg Tell All! by BroadwayWorld TV

The big event is just days away and the celebrate, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sat down with the legendary duo to chat about all things Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and so much more

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Bonus Weekend Podcast: Celebrating Shakespeare by WNYC

One week ago marked the 400th anniversary since the death of William Shakespeare, and we are bringing you three of our favorite Shakespeare related interviews from deep in our archives. In …

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7 Things to Expect From the 2016 Tony Nominations by Gordon Cox

Now that we finally know what “Shuffle Along” is, Broadway can get down to what it does best: gossiping and prognosticating about awards season. With nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards…

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Chicago Theater Review: A RED LINE RUNS THROUGH IT (The Second City e.t.c.’s 40th Revue at Piper’s Alley) by Lawrence Bommer

SCATTERSHOT SPOOFERY THROWS A LARGE NET OVER A LITTLE SATIRE Alluding to the elevated Chicago subway that courses through the North Side, A Red Line Runs Through It proves a theme as much a…

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REVIEW: "Wheeldon & Ashton" by Carrie Seidman

Sarasota Ballet completes its 25th anniversary season with a fitting finale...... Read more »

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Los Angeles Ballet's 'Romeo and Juliet' a happy alliance between dance families by Christina Campodonico

The Montagues and Capulets may be feuding once again, but in Los Angeles Ballet's forthcoming production of "Romeo and Juliet," Shakespeare's tragic love story is a happier family affair. Th…

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Theater Review: Old myths still inspire in 'Metamorphoses' at Venice Theatre by Jay Handelman

A play set in a pool makes a splash with some classic stories... Read more »

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Waitress by Joel Benjamin

The musical’s new libretto, written by Jessie Nelson, riffs broadly on Shelly’s quietly poignant storyline and her very human, finely etched characters. The characters, broadened and am…

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Cititour Review: Shuffle Along... by Brian Scott Lipton

George C. Wolfe’s “Shuffle Along or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed,” is a history lesson wrapped in a vivid theatrical entertainment wrapped in a reb…

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Fuse Film Review: At the IFFBoston — “Boone” by Betsy Sherman

One of the most gorgeous films in recent memory, Boone is sure to give you an appreciation of the enormous work done on Boone Farm.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Interview: Kellie Pickler Talks Idol, Reality Series & Broadway Dreams by Caryn Robbins

Today, Pickler speaks exclusively with BWW about her recent appearance on the Series Finale of AMERICAN IDOL, her recent partnership with Flonase Allergy Relief and her dream of one day star…

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Theatre Review: ‘Black Pearl Sings!’ at Metro Stage by Andrew White

  For years there has been a vogue for documentary plays and films—typically involving familiar historical figures in their formative years, or retelling a famous historic event. Addi…

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Theatre News: Doctor Faustus performances cancelled due to flood

Kit Harington fans were left disappointed after a flood at Duke of York's Theatre

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Doctor Faustus performances cancelled following further flooding at the Duke of York’s by Matthew Hemley

Further flooding at the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End has resulted in two performances of Doctor Faustus being cancelled.

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Theatre Review: ‘Disgraced’ at Arena Stage by Elizabeth Bruce

Assimilation. The Cherokees tried, or so a glance at American history tells us. Finally conquered by the Europeans, they tried t acculturate themselves, to do what the white man said would r…

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Review: Elegy, Donmar Warehouse by Fergus Morgan

While Alistair McDowall’s X furiously inspects what becomes of humanity when all one has ever known disappears at the Royal Court, Nick Payne dissects the interplay of identity and memory …

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Review: A Kingdom For A Stage, Chelsea Theatre by Manuel Muñoz

With the 400th anniversary commemorations of Shakespeare’s death in full swing, it is hardly surprising that there are a number of productions coming up that have the Bard at its core. Ton…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

COC’s Maometto II a showcase for the magic of the operatic voice by Robert Harris

Maometto II may be the best-sung production of the season at the COC, and that’s saying something at Alexander Neef’s COC, where the quality of the singing is always extremely high

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Dance St. Louis announces 2016-17 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lineup includes Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Grand Rapids Ballet.

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Movie preview: Summertime, and the viewing is familiar by Calvin Wilson • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sequels and remakes are Hollywood's favorite things.

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Review: The Polar Bears Go Up, Unicorn Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

If you’re under five, this is your show. If you’ve by far reached your pre-prime, then you can rejoice at how simple life once was with The Polar Bears Go Up. Following last year’s suc…

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Review: Show Boat, New London Theatre by Franciska Éry

Show Boat was not the first musical ever made, but it was definitely the first to introduce the form and structure of what we now know as the musical. Based on Edna Ferber’s hit novel,…

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Review: Connected/Collaboraction by Kevin Greene

In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, Collaboraction mounts a production as grand in scale as humanly possible. Spanning the birth of the universe to post-apocalyptic America, “Co…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)

14th Annual Cappies Nominations Announced by Bill Hirschman

The Critics’ Awards Program, or Cappies for short, will celebrate outstanding achievement in high school theater at 26 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties…

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REVIEW: Down And Out In Paris And London, New Diorama Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Down And Out In Paris And London is must-see theatre. Concise, brilliantly performed and with megatons of dramatic punch, this is a piece that needs to be seen by those in po…

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Get Ready for the Tony Nominations; Complete List of Tony Committee Rulings

The Nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from the Diamond Horseshoe at The Paramount Hotel in New York City. Below is the complete list of eli…

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Review: Even Longer and Farther Away (The New Colony) by Scotty Zacher

Complete with traditional Appalachian songs, some bizarre choral dialogue and an older woman telling very symbolic stories, New Colony's Even Longer and Farther Away is a genuine attempt at …

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Broadway By Design: Walt Spangler & Gregg Barnes Bring TUCK EVERLASTING from Page to Stage by Nicole Rosky

In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Es Devlin an…

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Shuffle Along review: Audra McDonald tap dances in what the Tonys say is a new musical by Jonathan Mandell

“Shuffle Along is jazzy, tuneful, full of pep,” says one of the rave reviews from 1921 printed on the curtain during intermission at the Music Box Theater, where George C. Wolfe has moun…

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Waitress - Pie-O-Mania with Jessie Mueller by Oscar E. Moore

Pregnant woman in an abusive relationship thinks up and bakes up pies with unusual names in a small town diner hoping to find happiness while singing and cavorting with new doctor

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Tony-Award Nominee & Emmy Award-Winner Liz Callaway Makes San Diego Debut at Martinis Above Fourth on 5/10 by Louisa Brady

Martinis Above Fourth Table Stage, in association with Chris Isaacson Presents, is thrilled to present Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway as she makes her San Diego debut…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Shuffle Along: Review, Pics by New York Theater

“Shuffle Along is jazzy, tuneful, full of pep,” says one of the rave reviews from 1921 printed on the curtain during intermission at the Music Box Theater, where George C. Wolfe has moun…

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Fuse Theater Review: “Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary” — Heartfelt History by Arts Fuse Editor

Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary is at its most theatrically gripping when Marissa Chibas is caught up in her memories.

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/30/16- INTO THE WOODS by Stage Tube

Today in 2002, the first Broadway revival of Into the Woods opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen …

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‘The Crucible’: He Has His Goodness Now by Matthew Wexler

by Samuel L. Leiter Once again experimental Belgian director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) is stirring things up with an unconventional take on a familiar modern classic, this time A…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 828: Justin Kuritzkes by Adam Szymkowicz

Justin Kuritzkes Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Current Town: New York, NY Q:  Tell me about The Sensuality Party. A:  The Sensuality Party is about six college students -- three w…

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Block party celebrates effort to preserve Hill District's August Wilson House by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nearly 1,000 people were expected to attend a Block Party Saturday celebrating the plans now in motion to restore the August Wilson House at 1727 Bedford Ave. in the Hill District.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)

In the Moment: ‘Lord of the Flies’ at Imagination Stage by John Stoltenberg

When Randy Baker told me he had directed a production of Lord of the Flies with a cast of mostly teenage girls, I knew I had to see it. William Golding’s classic about British schoolboys w…

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Review: Jane Hamilton's 'Excellent Lombards' is a paean to love and rural life by Connie Oglemiami Herald

Hamilton has done better work, but new novel set in orchard is deeply affecting

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Before the Tony Nominations, a Bit of Backstage Drama

Tony Awards Administration Committee rules ‘Shuffle Along’ is eligible to be nominated as a new musical, not a revival, la decision that will likely have it going up against smash hit …

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The 'Hamilton' Effect: How one huge hit is shaping Tony campaigns on Broadway by Steven Zeitchik

Springtime on Broadway is usually racked with strategy, stress and speculation. New shows vie for any edge possible to capture the Tony Awards' brass ring of best musical, believing the awar…

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Stage Top 5: May 1-May 15, 2016 by Kevin Greene

1 Mary Page Marlowe (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) An extraordinary look at an ordinary life 2 RockCitizen (The Seldoms) Social movements, athletic dancing and rock ‘n’ roll 3 Oth…

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Photo Coverage: Will Swenson Takes First Bows in DISASTER! by Jennifer Broski

Will Swenson's first performance in DISASTER was last night, April 29th. BroadwayWorld was there for Swenson's first bows - check out photos below

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)

BWW TV: Tracy Turnblads Everywhere! The Search Begins for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Star by BroadwayWorld TV

The cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE is starting to come together As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony …

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Opening Night at The Marvelous Wonderettes by Sandi Durell

      The Marvelous Wonderettes, created by Roger Beane, opened at the Kirk Theater on April 28 and Theater Pizzazz’ Maryann Lopinto was on the red carpet to capture pho…

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WAITRESS – powered by women and sugar by Oscar E Moore

Starring Jessie Mueller whose talents far exceed the predictable material by Jessie Nelson whose book cannot decide if it is an old fashioned musical comedy or a serious discourse dealing wi…

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"School for Scandal" Is a Master Class in Wit by Broadway & Me

It's a shame that the Red Bull Theater's production of The School for Scandal is closing May 8, after barely a two-week run because this is one of the most delightful shows I've seen this se…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Alan Mingo Jr. by Barry

Alan Mingo Jr. Steps Into Broadway’s Kinky Boots  By: Iris Wiener The saying goes that until you have walked a mile in someone else’s shoes, you won’t be able to understand him …

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Michael Barrymore tells Chrissy Iley, he's back, he thinks, from the brink by Chrissy Iley

The inner turmoil that lurked behind the laughter drove Michael Barrymore to drink, divorce and despair. But, as he tells Chrissy Iley, he's back, he thinks, from the brinkI read Michael Bar…

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Obituary: Nina Finburgh by Nick Smurthwaite

An inspirational drama teacher for four decades, Nina Finburgh has died aged 79. In the mid-1950s, Finburgh trained in speech, drama and

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Sold out run of My Fair Lady premieres in China by BroadwayWorld

My Fair Lady in Shanghai, China produced by Big League Productions in association with Park Avenue Worldwide Group

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Review: ‘Assassins’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse by Ilene Chalmers

Assassins, comes to Laurel Mill Playhouse for a murderously fun evening of theatre. This quirky little musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, is based on…

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BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Features: My Top 5 Showtunes: Christine Allado

The actress tells us the musical numbers she couldn't live without

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Review: Blind Man’s Song, Pleasance Theatre by Lisa Carroll

Blind Man’s Song, currently playing at the Pleasance Theatre, uses music and movement to explore the themes of love, memory and connection. While certainly these are fertile grounds for ex…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Keith David, Sharon Lawrence and More Set for Ojai Playwrights Conference 'TOWN AND COUNTRY' Benefit by BroadwayWorld

The Ojai Playwrights Conference launches its 19th season with its annual Benefit Gala themed 'TOWN AND COUNTRY THETRE FANTASTIQUE.' This very special benefit, which includes a performance co…

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How to Run a Tech Challenge in the Drama Classroom by Lindsay Price

Have you heard of Tech Challenge (sometimes it’s called Tech Olympics)? Teams compete in common tasks that every technician should know and/or participate in during the run of a show. Some…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Check Out More Video Highlights From the 2016 Easter Bonnet Presentation! by Robert Viagas

The kids of Fun Home parody a West Side Story song, and lots more!

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How Peter Cook and Dudley Moore fell foul of the law yet still escaped prosecution by Alan Travis, Home Affairs Editor

• 1970s DPP files reveal Derek and Clive furore• Police wanted comics prosecuted for obscenityIt started out as a private joke between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore but within a few years …

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Play at Queen's Theatre more than successful - archive, 30 April 1895 by Guardian Staff

30 April 1895: The honours of the evening were taken by Mr. Arthur Jefferson, who happened to be young Stan Laurel’s father.Margaret ‘Madge’ Metcalfe and Arthur Jefferson were followed…

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Theater News: The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window Arrives at Goodman Theatre

This production of Lorraine Hansberry's final work begins its run tonight.

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Theater News: New Repertory Theatre Holds Freud's Last Session

The tête-à-tête between two legendary scholars begins tonight.

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Theater News: Cincinnati Playhouse Audiences Get Ready to Go On Bad Dates

The 10th anniversary production begins this evening.

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Blonde Poison by Arts Review

Back by popular demand, a remarkable one-woman play about beauty, treachery and the high price of survival, Blonde Poison plays the Sydney Opera House until 12 May, before playing at Melbo…

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Take A Bow! First Bows of the 2015-2016 Season by Hannah Vine

As the season comes to an end, we take a look back at the eligible shows of the season taking their first Broadway bow on opening night.

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What’s Hot in London: April 24-30 by Mark Shenton

Glenn Close had to take a brief leave from Sunset Boulevard, and critics sound off on Doctor Faustus and Show Boat.

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Why Ike Holter Has No Choice But To Tell Chicago Stories by Olivia Clement

The playwright talks local inspirations, motivations and why we need to change the way we talk about race.

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Lorraine Hansberry's Rarely-Seen Window Begins Previews Today by Robert Viagas

Goodman Theatre in Chicago revives the author's lesser-known play.

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Inimitable and Original! Don't Miss This Truly Astounding Hamilton Fan Art From Around the World by Matthew Blank

It's no secret that the stage of Broadway mega-hit Hamilton is filled with a massive amount of talent. It seems that the show has a lot of extremely talented superfans as well, many of whom …

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Vancouver Evita Begins Tonight With Ramin Karimloo and Caroline Bowman by Olivia Clement

The Broadway actors share a “Waltz for Eva and Che“ in the Canadian production.

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Matilda\u2019s Christopher Sieber Will \u201CBlow Your Mind\u201D With Miss Trunchbull Transformation

In Matilda The Musical, Christopher Sieber takes the stage as Miss Trunchbull, a headmistress determined to make the life of every student in the school as miserable as possible. Sieber is j…

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