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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Megan Hilty at the Café Carlyle by Dan Bacalzo

Early in her set at the Café Carlyle, Megan Hilty sings Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s “Let Me Be Your Star,” one of the most iconic and most reprised songs that the duo wrote for t…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Passing Strange Extends at Studio Theatre Through August 29 by Dan Bacalzo

The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. has extended its production of Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Passing Strange, by two weeks, with a closing date now set for August 29. Keith Alan…

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Constantine Maroulis, MiG Ayesa, Nick Cordero, et al. Set for Rock of Ages National Tour by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced he national tour of Rock of Ages, which as previously announced, will launch a 60-city tour at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago on September 21. Krist…

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Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano, Isabel Keating, Ken Marks, Patrick Page, et al. Set for Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by Dan Bacalzo

The new Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has announced complete casting. As previously announced, the show will begin previews at the newly renamed Foxwoods Theatre on Novembe…

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Karen Ziemba, Allie Trimm, David Bishins, et al. to Star in Old Globe's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound by Dan Bacalzo

Complete cast and creative team have been announced for the Old Globe Theatre's productions of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound, to perform in reperto…

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Fountain Theatre's Opus Extends Until September 26 by Dan Bacalzo

The Fountain Theatre's production of Michael Hollinger's Opus will now run until September 26. Simon Levy directs the production.. The play takes a behind-the-scenes look …

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Constantine Maroulis, MiG Ayesa, Nick Cordero, et al. Set for Rock of Ages National Tour by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for the national tour of Rock of Ages, which as previously announced, will launch a 60-city tour at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago on September 21. Kr…

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Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano, Isabel Keating, Ken Marks, Patrick Page, et al. Set for Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by Dan Bacalzo

The new Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has announced complete casting. As previously announced, the show will begin previews at the newly renamed Foxwoods Theatre on Novembe…

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Daytime Emmy Winner Kim Zimmer to Return to One Life to Live; Star in New Play Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods by Dan Bacalzo

Four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer will return to the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live in October as Echo di Savoy, a character she played in the 1980s, according to Soap Oper…

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Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Dan Bacalzo

Complete casting has been announced for the new Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which will be presented by Lincoln Center at the Belasco Theatre. The show will be…

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Complete Casting Announced for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical in Toronto by Dan Bacalzo

Complete casting has been announced for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical, which will play a twelve-week engagement at Toronto's The Princess of Wales Theatre, beginning Oc…

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John Moody, John Paragon, Lynne Marie Stewart, et al. to Join Paul Reubens in Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway by Dan Bacalzo

Original Pee-wee Herman Show cast members John Moody, John Paragon, and Lynne Marie Stewart will join star Paul Reubens for the Broadway production of The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway. A…

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Kristine Nielsen, Cameron Ocasio Complete Cast of Broadway's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Dan Bacalzo

Kristine Nielsen and Cameron Ocasio will complete the Broadway cast of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which will begin previews at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre on September 20 in anticipation o…

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NT Live to Present Encore Broadcast of Phedre, Starring Helen Mirren by Dan Bacalzo

The National Theatre has announced a special encore broadcast of its production of Phedre, to be presented on September 23, 2010. Helen Mirren, Dominic Cooper, and Margaret Tyzack starred i…

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Gavin Creel to Perform U.K. Concerts in October by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony nominee Gavin Creel will play three U.K. concerts in October, performing at Brighton's Komedia (October 19), London's Jazz Cafe (October 20), and Manchester&…

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David Cromer, Brian Dennehy, Michael Shannon, David Schwimmer, et al. Receive 2010 Jeff Award Nominations by Dan Bacalzo

Nominations for the 2010 Joseph Jefferson Equity Awards, honoring the best in professional Chicago-area theater, have been announced. The awards will be presented in a ceremony to be held on…

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Harry Groener and Anthony Chisholm to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's The Train Driver by Dan Bacalzo

Long Wharf Theatre has announced that Tony Award nominees Harry Groener and Anthony Chisholm will star in the U.S. premiere of Athol Fugard's The Train Driver; to run October 27-November 21.…

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Patti LuPone, Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman, et al. Set for Roundabout's Marquee Lighting of Stephen Sondheim Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

Stephen Sondheim will be joined by longtime collaborators Patti LuPone and John Weidman, as well as Tom Tuft, Chairman of Roundabout Theatre Company's Board of Directors, as the lights of t…

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PHOTO FLASH: Kate Baldwin, Maurice Hines, Kenny Leon, Moisés Kaufman, Lynn Nottage, and More at Arena Stage Cocktail Party at Sardi's by Dan Bacalzo

Kate Baldwin, Lydia Diamond, Maurice Hines, Tom Kitt, Kenny Leon, Moisés Kaufman, Lynn Nottage, and Charles Randolph-Wright were among the artists who joined Arena Stage's artistic directo…

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PHOTO FLASH: Lauren Molina, Geoff Packard, Larry Yando, Mary Zimmerman in Rehearsal for Goodman's Candide by Dan Bacalzo

Rehearsals are now underway for director/adaptor Mary Zimmerman's production of Candide, to be presented by the Goodman Theatre, September 17 - October 24. The musical will feature Geoff P…

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FringeNYC Announces 2010 Excellence Awards and Encores Series by Dan Bacalzo

Winners of the 2010 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced at a closing night party, held on Sunday, August 29. Bunked! A New Musical and Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical won…

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Karole Armitage, Sarah Benson, Diane Paulus, Steven Sater, and More Set for A.R.T.'s 2010-2011 Season by Dan Bacalzo

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced creative team information for its previously reported 2010-2011 season, under the artistic direction of Diane Paulus. Steven Bogart directs…

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Natalie Venetia Belcon, John Bolton, et al. Set for Bill Russell and Peter Melnick's The Last Smoker in America at CATCO by Dan Bacalzo

Natalie Venetia Belcon, Katy Blake, John Bolton, and Teddy Toye will star in Bill Russell and Peter Melnick's new musical, The Last Smoker in America, to be presented by the Columbus, Ohio-…

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Steve Cohen to Bring Chamber Magic to Boston and Los Angeles by Dan Bacalzo

Magician Steve Cohen will bring his critically acclaimed show, Chamber Magic to Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel on Friday, September 17 at 7pm and 9:30pm, and Los Angeles' Beverly Wilsh…

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Holly Hunter, Frank Langella, Isabella Rossellini to Head Film Festival Juries by Dan Bacalzo

Three time-Tony Award winner Frank Langella will head the the 2010 international jury at the Zurich Film Festival, while Oscar winner Holly Hunter will serve on the jury of the Stockholm In…

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Guy Fredrick Glass' The Last Castrato to Play Off-Broadway in November by Dan Bacalzo

Gap in the Wall Productions will present Guy Fredrick Glass' The Last Castrato, Off Broadway at the Connelly Theater, beginning November 12, with an official opening on November 16. John He…

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Neil Armfield to Direct Houston Grand Opera and Opera Australia's Ring Cycle by Dan Bacalzo

Neil Armfield will direct Wagner's complete Der Ring des Nibelungen, in a co-production from Houston Grand Opera (HGO) and Opera Australia, which will be presented at HGO over the course of…

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Kerry Butler, Deidre Goodwin, Liz McCartney, Anthony Rapp, et al. Set for 2010 NYMF Shows; Tickets Now On Sale by Dan Bacalzo

Preliminary casting has been announced for several shows in the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), which will run September 27-October 17. The festival will feature 27 musical pr…

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Patti LaBelle to First Appear in Broadway's Fela! on September 8 and 9 by Dan Bacalzo

Multiple Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle will first appear in the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical Fela! as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti on September 8 and 9, before begin…

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City Spotlight: New York Spotlight: September 2010 by Dan Bacalzo

The starry fall season starts off with Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight in A Life in the Theatre; David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance, and Joanna Lumley in La Bete; Cherry Jones and Sally Hawkins…

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