Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Yazbek retunes 'Burleigh' by Gordon Cox

Previews begin May 23

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Steppenwolf preems 'Bleeding' by Gordon Cox

Chi company opens DeLillo's latest

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NBC pacts with Ars Nova by Gordon Cox

Net honchos on the lookout for new talent

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A Musical for Tweens Captures Its Audience by BEN SISARIO

"High School Musical," the new break-into-song television movie, has quickly established itself as a "Grease" for the tween set.

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Gay Escort: Hunky, Likes Vaudeville, Mormon Background by JASON ZINOMAN

This autobiographical solo show is a fairly conventional, although admittedly compelling, piece of confessional theater.

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ANDREW Lloyd Webber chalks up the failure of his Broadway musical "The Woman in White" to the illnesses that plagued his cast, first and foremost star Maria Friedman's much publicized battle…

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A Troupe Is a Potent Force in Belarus's Underground By STEVEN LEE MYERS

The Free Theater of Belarus, not yet a year old, is drawing international attention and support from prominent playwrights.

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40 Years of Black Male History in 21/2 Hours By ANDREA STEVENS

Too long for its history-telling aims, "Real Black Men Don't Sit Cross-legged on the Floor: A Collage in Blues" still packs its own emotional punch.

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After Nearly Three Decades, Manilow Tops Album Chart

Heather Headley's "In My Mind" debuted at No. 5 to become the Tony Award-winning performer's first top 10 album on The Billboard 200.

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Arts, Briefly

Parliament to See Guantánamo Play

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Edwards in the Pink by Army Archerd

Blake is now completing the book for a musical, "Big Rosemary" about a singer-dancer in the roaring '20's. And he's also has completed the book for a musical based on his hit movie "10" whic…

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Dots all...

Jane Krakowski, ("Ally McBeal") has signed up for CBS' comedy pilot "Sex, Power, Love & Politics," which revolves around Capitol Hill staffers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Light Goes on for CBS Pilot 'Edison'

"Edison" will star John Leguizamo ("ER," "Ice Age") as an undercover cop, the showbiz trade papers report.

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Peter Filichia's Diary

Looking forward to the Encores! production of Kismet, Filichia muses on this "musical Arabian night."

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Getting There By Simi Horwitz

Blair Brown did not become a director because roles were in short supply.

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Cherry Pickers By: Gerard Raymond

Sean Mathias and Martin Sherman on the Mark Taper Forum's new production of The Cherry Orchard, starring Annette Bening and Alfred Molina.

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Secrets uncovered at former Shubert BY KEVIN NANCE

The renovation -- overseen by George Halik of the Chicago firm Booth Hansen -- has uncovered a number of architectural details that had been hidden from public view for as much as half a cen…

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Reviewed By: Dan Bacalzo

David Foley's enthralling new play explores issues of faith, trauma, love, and the (im)possibility of redemption.

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2006 Nightlife Awards

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A Cache of Johnny Cash: Musical Ring of Fire Is an American Mosaic

Ring of Fire, the new American musical that draws from the catalog of songs written and made famous by Johnny Cash, is not a biographical show, not a concert, not a jukebox musical comedy.

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Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 8

1907 Ray Middleton is born in Chicago, Illinois today. In 1946 he will star opposite Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun, and be featured in Man of La Mancha.

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McDonagh's Dark Irish Comedy, Inishmore, Makes U.S. Bow in NYC

A hybrid U.S. and U.K. cast introduces American audiences to Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning The Lieutenant of Inishmore beginning Feb. 8 at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company.

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