Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

0077: The Hip Hop Musical (1) by MusicalTalk

WITH IN THE HEIGHTS playing Broadway to some success, and Into the Hoods also doing good business in the West End, Tim joins guest presenter Will Segal to delve into the past, present and fu…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Christopher Cross

Sitting comfortably on a stool with guitar in hand (backed by two musicians), he goes through 13 songs in gentle, nostalgic fashion.

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Reviewed by: Dan Bacalzo

Two sad souls find one another in L. Pontius' promising but labored new play.

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Christopher Cross at the Café Carlyle
Reviewed by: Barbara & Scott Siegel

The 1980s pop singer simply hasn't mastered the art of cabaret.

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There's a severe disconnect between the music and the book of The Black and White Ball. Too bad, when the music just happens to be that of Cole Porter.

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Broadway to Begin Labor Talks By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

Officials from Actors' Equity Association, the union representing actors and stage managers, are scheduled to begin contract talks with Broadway producers and theater owners on Friday.

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Cynthia Nixon: I had breast cancer By ELOISE PARKER

The Upper West Sider was diagnosed with the disease in 2006 while starring in the off-Broadway play "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie."
She kept her condition secret, even scheduling her surgery on a Sunday, to avoid missing a performance.

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Room to stretch

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Q & A: Faith Prince

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The Conversation By Boris Kachka

Laurence Fishburne is letting Thurgood speak for itself.

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For a leading theatre talent, director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell sure is spending a lot of time on television lately.

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Puff Daddy: 'Broadway has changed my life'

The rap artist and entrepreneur formerly known as Puff Daddy has been bitten by the acting bug. He talks to John Hiscock

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Backstage: Studio's Teachers of 'History' By Jane Horwitz

Floyd King and Tana Hicken Bring a Mature Perspective to a Boys' School Milieu

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How Theater Failed America

Given its title and its many riffs on arts funding, Mike Daisey's latest monologue, "How Theater Failed America," might sound like a show made exclusively for legit insiders, but the piece s…

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Theater Review | 'I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda'
A Refugee Wrestles With Her Memories By CARYN JAMES

Susan Heyward's vibrant performance is the best reason to see Sonja Linden's two-character play.

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A Russian Poet Unpeels Her Many Lives By CARYN JAMES

Rebecca Schull takes on an admirable challenge as writer and star of "On Naked Soil: Imagining Anna Akhmatova," a biographical play about that great Russian poet.

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Even at 80 minutes, this little two-hander is long-winded, but the two cast members spend their stage time wisely and, quite literally, acting up a storm.

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Umbrella - Reviewed by RON COHEN

Helen and Frank are not people you'd want to pass a night with on a rooftop. Even the 90 minutes spent with them in L. Pontius' dank drama "Umbrella" are pretty tough to take.

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The System of Dr Tarr and Professor Fether - Reviewed by RONNI REICH

As a multimedia exhibit, "The System of Dr Tarr and Professor Fether" at Theater for the New City can be considered moderately successful. As a play, it cannot.

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33 Variations

Part domestic drama, part historical investigation, this elegant and heartfelt work marks an auspicious beginning to La Jolla Playhouse a.d. Christopher Ashley's first season.

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THEATER REVIEW: '33 Variations' at La Jolla Playhouse By Charles McNulty

Moisés Kaufman ponders intellectuals who embrace the beauty of the everyday.

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What They Have

Their clashes pop with wit and insight until the play turns cramped and inward at the halfway point, transforming an absorbing exploration of the psychological costs of success and failure i…

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Shimmer and Awe, of the Acrobatic Variety By GIA KOURLAS

A visit from the Golden Dragon Acrobats, 16 performers from Hebei, China, is something special.

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Two New Plays and the Perils of Autobiography by Michael Feingold

The Little Flower of East Orange and Marcy in the Galaxy show why not everybody's life is worth dramatizing

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Almost a Play, Waste of an Evening By Matt Windman

Almost an Evening (*), The New Century (**)

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Hard-hitting subjects to take Center Stage By Mary Carole McCauley

Two lighter shows bookend stimulating 2008-2009 lineup

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