Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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The year's stages of grief by Michael Riedel

Broadway lost some great theater people in 2010. I went hunting in The Post's archive for in terviews with some of them. Raise a glass and enjoy. * LENA HORNE In 1981, her movie and nigh…

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Don’t stop believing in our musical theatre talent

We still have great theatre community; what we’ll need is great big shows.

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In South Florida, not a fried grouper sandwich in sight

From cool ceviche to spicy Thai soups, Florida’s biggest city offers a dazzling array of fine-dining options.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Show People: Lin-Manuel Miranda on Closing Heights, Making Movies and Bringing It to New Musical by Broadway.com Staff

On this week’s Show People, host Paul Wontorek catches up with Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is back on the boards as Usnavi in In the Heights, the role that made him a Broadway star. As the…

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Sheila Hancock, Annie Lennox, David Suchet, Harriet Walter, et al. on Queen's New Year's Honours List

Queen Elizabeth II New Year's Honours List has been announced, according to BBC News. Among the artists who have been recognized for their service to the arts are actors Sheila Hancock…

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Bono and The Edge Will Now Attend All SPIDER-MAN Previews

Bono and The Edge will be attending all future previews of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark, according to production spokesman Rick Miramontez. They will be in the theater next week and for all …

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Natalie Mendoza Departs Broadway's Spider-Man

Actress Natalie Mendoza, who originated the role of Arachne in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at the Foxwoods Theatre, has officially departed the production. The show,…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Harris, Burtka and Twins Featured in People Magazine

Neil Patrick Harris and longtime partner David Burtka welcomed twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace this October with the help of a surrogate. The happy parents are featured in a new People m…

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Harris, Burtka and Twins Featured in People Magazine

Neil Patrick Harris and longtime partner David Burtka welcomed twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace this October with the help of a surrogate. The happy parents are featured in a new People m…

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He performs as Elvis, but as streak ends, he feels like Favre by Wayne Parry

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — This New Year’s Eve, for the first time he can remember, Ted Prior won’t be gyrating on a stage somewhere, warning someone not to step on his blue…

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It's Official: Natalie Mendoza Departs SPIDER-MAN

Lead producer Michael Cohl announced today that cast member Natalie Mendoza, who helped create the role of Arachne over the last six months, has decided to depart SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dar…

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A Decade in Review by Kevin Daly

As we approach the end of 2010 as well as the first decade of the 21st century (There’s no such thing as Year 0 in our calendar), I’ve been looking back on the ten years of the…

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Natalie Mendoza Departs SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK

NATALIE MENDOZA DEPARTS “ S P I D E R – M A N   T u r n    O f f    T h e    D a r k ”   New York, NY – Lead producer Michael…

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ArtsBeat: 'Spider-Man' Confirms Departure of Actress Natalie Mendoza by Dave Itzkoff

Word of Ms. Mendoza's exit surfaced earlier this week, but neither she nor the "Spider-Man" director, Julie Taymor, had commented on it at the time.

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'Spider-Man' Confirms Departure of Actress Natalie Mendoza by Dave Itzkoff

Word of Ms. Mendoza's exit surfaced earlier this week, but neither she nor the "Spider-Man" director, Julie Taymor, had commented on it at the time.

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Mendoza exits 'Spider-Man' musical

Legit News: Actress leaves tuner due to injury -- Michael Cohl, lead producer on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," confirmed the exit of Natalie Mendoza from the show, in a statement late Thu…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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New Year honours: Actors take centre stage as Cowell and Forsyth miss out by Stephen Bates

No knighthoods for tabloid-backed stars, but Sheila Hancock, David Suchet and composer Howard Goodall make the listDespite the best efforts of the tabloid press, there were no knighthoods fo…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Cyborgs Onstage, Robots in the Wings by Alexis Soloski

Science fiction, long the province of films and novels, has been turning up a lot lately in theaters.

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theater: A Little Good, a Little Evil, a Lot of Ritual by Patrick Healy

Rajiv Joseph’s interest in sin and redemption finds powerful expression in his calling as a playwright.

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John Simon Weighs In On SPIDER-MAN Pre-Review Debacle

Theatre critic-turned-blogger John Simon has published his thoughts on the SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK review debacle.

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Rémy Girard: a connoisseur of life

Star of Denys Arcand's Oscar-winning The Barbarian Invasions now fronts a new CBC action comedy, InSecurity

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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WONDERLAND's Dacal To Sing Anthem for 25th Outback Bowl Jan. 1

Broadway singeractress Janet Dacal will perform the National Anthem at this years Outback Bowl, officials announced today. Dacal is currently playing the role of Alice in Frank Wildhorn's WO…

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Billy Joe Armstrong Returns to AMERICAN IDIOT on New Years Day

MOVE OVER ST.NICK, HERE COMES ST. JIMMY   GREEN DAY’S BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG KICKS OFF 50 PERFORMANCES AS ST. JIMMY ON NEW YEARS DAY IN AMERICAN IDIOT (New York, NY)  Start the N…

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Onstage, the Irreverent (and Maybe Irresistible) by Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood, Scott Heller and Erik Piepenburg

Critics and writers for The New York Times write about shows and performances they are looking forward to seeing on New York stages in 2011.

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Photo Flash: Off-Broadway's DRACULA, Opens January 5

Count Dracula, the world's most famous vampire, returns to the New York stage in DRACULA by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, based on the eponymous novel by Bram Stoker, began previews…

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From Russia with surtitles

As Moscow's Sovremennik Theatre heads for London's West End for a 10-day tour, Charles Clover talks to Galina Volchek, its pioneering creative director

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater Listings: Dec. 31 — Jan. 6 by The New York Times

A selected guide to theater performances in New York.

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BroadwayWorld.com Announces End to SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark 'Behind the Web' Series

BroadwayWorld.com is regretfully announcing the end of its promised exclusive, behind-the-scenes SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark webisode series, entitled 'Behind the Web', hosted by Broadway v…

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New Delhi Said to Plan Museum Modeled on Tate Modern by Kate Taylor

The museum would be built after a power plant is dismantled.

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Cabaret Singer David Gurland Suffers Massive Brain Hemorrhage

Award-winning cabaret singer David Gurland suffered a massive brain hemorrhage n New York City on December 29 and is currently in ICU. He is expected to pass away shortly. During his career…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Ryan O'Connor to Compete on Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star

Entertainer Ryan O'Connor, who recently concluded a national tour of his show Ryan O'Connor Eats His Feelings, will be among the 10 contestants competing on Oprah Winfrey's ne…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Jackson 'Autopsy' TV Program Prompts Complaint by Brian Stelter

The program is set to be shown in Britain, but Discovery said there were no plans to air it in the United States.

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Photo Flash: Costumes Sketches for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE!

La Jolla Playhouse has just released costume sketches by Jennifer Caprio for the upcoming world-premiere musical Little Miss Sunshine. The musical features Tony Award-winning creative team…

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Defining Gravity by Gil

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Little Miss Sunshine Previews Costume Sketches and VW in La Jolla (Photos) by Thomas Peter

The La Jolla Playhouse has posted two of the costume sketches for young Olive Hoover, the adorable would-be beauty contestant, from its upcoming world premiere production of Little Miss Suns…

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Baby Wants Candy to Play NYC's SoHo Playouse

Baby Wants Comedy, the improvised musical comedy, will play the SoHo Playhouse, January 8-February 26. Each performance begins with the cast asking the audience for a suggestion of a musica…

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Karole Armitage to Appear at Abrons Arts Center on January 10

Tony Award-nominated choreographer Karole Armitage will appear at the Abrons Arts Center at 8pm on Monday, January 10. The event, entitled Think Afrrica, will feature The Armitage Gone! Dan…

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Popcast: A Great Year for Jazz by The New York Times

Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen field questions about the genre from Jon Pareles and Ben Sisario.

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Last Chance to See Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers cook up a bizarre and hilarious history lesson with their musical about America's seventh president, reinvented here a…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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As 2010 rides into the gloaming by Travis Bedard

This has been a fallow year for Cambiare Productions. We’re not dead. You can’t kill a guerilla group made up of two people and a mathematician (hi Amanda!). We’ve been busy bathing in…

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Reinking, Shively, Spangler to Star in Reading of New 'Hunchback' Musical

Megan Reinking HAIR, LESTAT, AJ Shively LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Nick Spangler THE FANTASTICKS, SAVED and more are set for the reading of LES ENFANTS DE PARIS. The event will be held on January 1…

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L.A.'s Morgan-Wixson Theatre to Present Pinkalicous, The Musical

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica will present Pinkalicous, The Musical as part of its award-winning Youth Education/Entertainment Series, February 5-20. The production will be direc…

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'ON THE FRINGE' WINTER GUIDE: Your best bets for off-Loop theater in 2011 by Chris Jones

Nina Metz and Kerry Reid write the "ON THE FRINGE" column every Friday in the Tribune, reviewing shows from Chicago's off-Loop theater scene. This is their column looking ahead to the new ye…

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Megan Reinking, A.J. Shively, Nick Spangler, et al. Set for Les Enftnats De Paris Reading

A public staged reading of the musical Les Enfants De Paris, which features music and lyrics by David Levinson and a book by Stacey Weingarten, will be held at Urban Stages at 6pm on Monday,…

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Woodie King Jr. to Direct Castillo Theatre's Mr Hirsch Died Yesterday

Woodie King Jr. will direct the Castillo Theatre's production of Fred Newman's play, Mr. Hirsch Died Yesterday, January 20-Februay 20. The semi-autobiographical play, which was fi…

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This weekend is sold out by Chris Jones

(Posted by Doug George) ... Or nearly so. This New Year's Eve weekend reportedly is shaping up to be a banner weekend for Chicago-area theaters. Thursday night is widely sold out, said Deb C…

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STAGE TUBE: Pee-Wee Continues the Fun at Stage Door

Yesterday, December 28, the fun of Pee-Wee continued post-show when Paul Reubens chatted with his fans at the stage door of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Click below to watch Pee-Wee in act…

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An Evening With Neil LaBute Set for January 15

Vs. Theatre Company will host An Evening With Neil LaBute at 7pm on Saturday, January 15 at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood. Proceeds from the event will benefit the company and 9…

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Photo Flash: NEXT TO NORMAL Tour Opens in San Diego

San Diego actress Alice Ripley, who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Next to Normal, reprises her a…

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Long Wharf Theatre "Stabilized," Says Managing Director

Long Wharf Theatre's finances are stabilized, says Ray Cullom, managing director of the theater. After dramatic cutbacks in programming, staff and a million dollar cut in its budget last yea…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Frank Langella: Glue Behind my Ear by Theatertalk

Frank Langella: Glue Behind my Ear Frank Langella on his way to win a Tony Award for Frost Nixon in 2007 From: theatertalk Views: 110 3 ratings Time: 01:05 More in Entertainment

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The Importance of Being Earnest’s Brian Bedford Vows to Always Be Awestruck in 2011 by Broadway.com Staff

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year …

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Playbill.com Remembers Richard Rodgers (Video) by Adam Hetrick

Thirty-one years ago today, Richard Rodgers, the prolific composer whose works with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II became synonymous with Broadway, died at the age of 77 in Manhattan. …

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O'Hara, Kaiser Set for A FINE ROMACE at Carnegie Hall, 4/4

New York Festival of Song will present Broadway's Kelli O'Hara and opera star Joseph Kaiser in a special event at Carnegie Hall entitled A FINE ROMANCE-SONGS OF JEROME KERN The performance …

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My New Year's resolutions for Chicago theater by Chris Jones

"The Scottsboro Boys," recently at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, should be in Chicago. It's time for resolutions. And so — because I prefer to suggest them for others rather than make th…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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North Korea Gets a Special Kick Out of 'Bend It Like Beckham' by Dave Itzkoff

Britain's ambassador to South Korea said Sunday's special broadcast of the film made it the first Western movie to be shown on North Korean television.

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Glee’s Lea Michele and Red’s Eddie Redmayne Top Broadway.com’s Most-Read 'What’s Up?' Chats by Broadway.com Staff

As Broadway.com is looking at 2010 in the rearview mirror, we’re taking stock of another thrilling year of theater and glancing back at some of our top theater conversations of the las…

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STAGE TUBE: Foster, Benanti, et al. Tribute Jerry Herman!

On Sunday, December 5, the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honored celebrated the talents and contributions of singer and songwriter Merle Haggard composer and lyricist Jerry Herman dancer, chore…

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Gillett to Host AEA Scholarship Fund Benefit, 1/3

Eric Michael Gillett will host a benefit for the AEA Scholarship Fund for the Singers Forum on Monday, January 3, 2011, at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. Joining him as special guests are Tony nomi…

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Bruce Vilanch to Host 9th Annual Nightlife Awards, 1/31

The multiple Emmy-Award winning Bruce Vilanch has been announced as the host of the 9th Annual Nightlife Awards at The Town Hall. The unique All-Performance Awards show that honors the most …

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Sean MacLaughlin on Going from 'Geek' to Broadway Heartthrob in Phantom by Kathy Henderson

Age and Hometown: 32. Petersburg, VACurrently: Romancing Christine as Raoul, the title character’s handsome rival, in Broadway’s longest-running show, The Phantom of the Opera.I …

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Mazzie, Danieley Open New Concert: HE SAID/SHE SAID, 2/5

Broadway favorites Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, are set to debut their new concert entitled, HE SAIDSHE SAID in 2011. The husband-wife team, who currently star in Broadway's NEXT TO NOR…

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The Kennedy Center Honors Tribute to Jerry Herman (Video) by Thomas Peter

Video of the full tribute to Broadway composer-lyricist Jerry Herman at the Kennedy Center Honors, featuring many starry performances of his classic songs, is now available. The ceremony to…

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www.SUPERNOVAthemusical.com by Brad Hathaway

Every once in a while the inbox has something that few of our readers would know about – even those who try very hard to stay up to date with new releases in the musical theatre field.…

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The 2010 Broadway Producer of the Year is . . . by Ken Davenport

Drumroll please . . . YOUR votes have been counted and you have selected your 2010 Broadway Producers of the Year. . . Randy Adams and Sue Frost, the producers of Memphis! Big congrats go ou…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Hannah Yelland of Brief Encounter Wants to Put It in Writing in 2011 by Broadway.com Staff

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year …

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Bruce Vilanch to Host 9th Annual Nightlife Awards on January 31

Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch will host the 9th Annual Nightlife Awards to be held at Town Hall at 7pm on Monday. January 31. The event is created and produced by TheaterMania contributor …

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Kristin Chenoweth Travels to Disney Concert Hall on New Year's Eve

In a recent interview with the LA Times, stage and screen favorite Kristin Chenoweth chatted about her upcoming New Year's Eve performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The PROMISES, PROMIS…

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Kristin & Sean, John Gallagher Jr. & More Reign as 2010's Most-Watched 'Ask a Star' Videos by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway.com is all about stars, and our “Ask a Star” videos give fans direct access to their favorite theater actors. No wonder they’re among our most-watched video featur…

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Top 10 theatre productions of 2010

Harvey, The Year of Magical Thinking, Jitters and Peter Pan all made Richard Ouzounian's top 10 of 2010 this year. The usual rules: No revivals, no touring shows and no pre-Broadway tryout…

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BWW JR UPDATE: Nicholas Dayton - 'Dreams Come True'

In 2008, Readers of BWW met then ten year old Nicholas Dayton, a New Orleans musical theatre fan who made a connection with the cast of IN THE HEIGHTS when he posted YouTube videos of himsel…

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The Most Memorable Theatre Moments of 2010: Playbill’s Annual Poll by Blake Ross

Every year, Playbill asks our friends in the community — actors, producers, directors, playwrights, journalists and readers — to tell us their favorite theatre moment of the year. 2010 w…

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TheaterWorks' Steve Campo Honored for 25 Years Service

It was a rare instance when the usually loquacious Steve Campo was not allowed to speak. The staff of Hartford's TheaterWorks organized a surprise event for the founder-artistic di…

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Howard Kissel Dropped from Daily News; Moving to Huffington Post

According to a recent article in the Daily News, 'The Cultural Tourist' writer Howard Kissel will be making a move to the Huffington Post do to restructuring at the Daily News website.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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"Art" Cast Named for West Hartford's Playhouse on Park

Rich Hollman (pictured left) and Sean Harris, (pictured below) who starred in "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)," returns to West Hartford's Playhouse on Park for Yasmina Re…

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'Jersey Shore' New Year's Eve Stunt Moves to – Where Else? – Jersey Shore by Dave Itzkoff

"It kind of got sprung on us," the borough clerk of Seaside Heights, N.J., said.

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Award-Winning Cabaret Singer David Gurland Dies

BroadwayWorld.com can sadly report that David Gurland, award-winning cabaret singer and longtime beloved part of the BroadwayWorld.com community passed away suddenly on December 29, 2010 fro…

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Marty Thomas to Perform at Splash's CURTAIN CALL,1/3

Splash's Musical Mondays is proud to present a very special edition of Curtain Call with Broadway star and recording artist Marty Thomas. On January 3rd, directly following the video clip e…

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BWW TV Special: threesixty's PETER PAN Onstage in the Round!

threesixty entertainment's spectacular new threesixty stage production of PETER PAN, J M Barrie's classic story is wrapping up this week on Orange County, where it will close on January 2, 2…

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BWW TV Special: threesixty's PETER PAN Onstage in the Round!

threesixty entertainment's spectacular new threesixty stage production of PETER PAN, J M Barrie's classic story is wrapping up this week in Orange County, where it will close on January 2, 2…

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Cabaret Singer David Gurland Dies

Award-winning cabaret singer David Gurland died in New York City on December 29 of an aneurysm. During his career, Gurland performed at such venues as the Laurie Beechman Theatre. BB KINGS…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Karen Akers, Eric Michael Gillett, Kevin Venardos, et al. Set for Singers Forum Benefit

Eric Michael Gillett will host a benefit for the AEA Scholarship Fund for the Singers Forum on Monday, January 3 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. The evening will feature musical direction by…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Polar bears win night for BBC1 by John Plunkett

Spy on the Ice documentary pulls in 5.4 million viewers, while C4's controversial comic Frankie Boyle lags with just 600,000BURST BOYLEFrankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights, Channel 4, 10.30pm –…

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A story about actors big and small by Joel Brown, Globe Correspondent

The handsome action-movie star wants to prove himself in a Broadway play. The new understudy carries a huge chip on his shoulder about Hollywood. The world-weary stage manager just wants the…

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BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2010

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

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'The Mikado'

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "The Mikado" is as fresh and funny as the night it premiered at London's Savoyard Theatre in 1885.

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Leguizamo back on Broadway

Legit News: 'Ghetto Klown' kicks off 12-week run on Feb. 21 -- John Leguizamo returns to Broadway this winter with his new solo play "Ghetto Klown," which will have a 12-week engagement with…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Short-a-Day: George Saunders's "Escape from Spiderhead" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in The New Yorker, Dec. 20, 2010. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 69.What makes us human? What makes us tick? This is the sort of unanswerable philosophica…

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Agathe von Trapp, Eldest of Trapp Family Singers, Dies at 97

Ms. von Trapp, whose family’s escape from the Nazis was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” once said that the movie was “a very nice story, but it is not our story.”

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Director retires after 25 years with art center by Paul E. Kandarian

I have made Wendy Bidstrup cry. Then again, as she freely admits, “I cry at Kodak commercials.’’

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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ROCK OF AGES Appears at New Era Pinstripe Bowl, 12/30

Cast members from the five-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical Rock of Ages will perform on the field at Yankee Stadium during halftime of the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday, …

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Anorexic model who appeared in shock fashion campaign dies at 28

Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model whose anorexic image appeared in a shock Italian ad campaign, has died at the age of 28.

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Khloe Kardashian & hubby getting their own reality TV show

The most outspoken Kardashian is branching out from her family and getting her own reality-TV show with hubby Lamar Odom that will focus on their life together as a married couple.

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Brandy's new elephant tattoo

Calling tattoo artist Peter Koskela "incredible," the 31-year-old singer and Dancing With the Stars vet documented her experience on Twitter.

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Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure reveals her battle with bulimia

"It's a very dangerous cycle that can just start to consume your life and really take over," the actress said. In her new book Reshaping It All, the actress reveals that she began binging an…

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Jersey Shore Snooki stunt banned from Times Square on New Year's Eve

Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is looking for another way to ring in the New Year now that her plan to spend the festivities in a glass ball (think hamster toy) has been banned fr…

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Britney Spears to premiere Hold It Against Me on January 7

As speculated, the pop princess is set to premiere her brand-new track called Hold It Against Me. The singer has already begun casting dancers for a new music video.

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Bon Jovi, AC/DC, U2 and Lady GaGa have biggest-selling world tours

Although their latest record The Circle did not sell strongly, Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates managed to rake in a whopping $201.1 million worth of tickets. Bon Jovi beat 2009's highest-gros…

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Emmy Rossum's five-figure divorce settlement

The settlement, filed Tuesday, says the actress owes ex-husband Justin Siegel $57,500, though she doesn't have to pay spousal support.

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Billy Taylor, jazz pianist, dies at 89

The pianist and composer who was also an eloquent spokesman and advocate for jazz as well as a familiar presence for many years on television and radio, died in Manhattan. He was 89 and live…

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Lord Of The Rings hobbits reunite for Billy Boyd's wedding

The Scottish actor married his long-term girlfriend Ali McKinnon in Glasgow. Guests included his Lord of the Rings co-stars Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan.

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Star Wars visual effects artist Grant McCune dies

The special effects artist who won an Oscar for his model work on Star Wars, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 67. He died at his home in Hidden Hills, California.

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Swimsuit designer killed by strangulation and drowning: son of Oscar winning songwriter indicted

Sylvie Cachay, 33, was found dead and partially clothed in the overflowing bathtub in her room at the swanky Soho House. She was strangled and drowned, the Medical Examiner's Office ruled.

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Playboy mansion is like a squalid prison: former Playboy Playmate

One by one Playboy Playmates have revealed what life was like behind the glittering façade of the Playboy Mansion. According to them, it disguises a grubby world where some girls feel they …

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Kelsey Grammer's ex wife Camille rejected $30 million divorce offer

Kelsey Grammer's soon to be ex-wife, Camille Donatacci, rejected an estimated $30 million divorce offer from the Frasier star because he wasn't offering alimony or child support, say sources.

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30 Rock is Biggest Ethics Violator on TV

A recent study conducted by Global Compliance found that most people on TV are hardly politically correct, constantly violating ethics in the workplace. The biggest offender? 30 Rock which a…

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Jane Lynch and Dan Savage: F*ck John McCain — put that in Newsweek

Newsweek interviewed Jane Lynch (Glee) and Dan Savage (It Gets Better campaign) for its Interview Issue. Dan Savage: (Supreme Court justice) Scalia isn’t gay?!? I always think the biggest …

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Spiderman musical on B'way does 100% business over Xmas

Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” may be the most controversial Broadway show ever. But it’s also a hit. The Julie Taymor, Bono & the Edge musical played at 100% capacity from December 20th…

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Will Jon Stewart soon be another Al Franken?

Will Jon Stewart make the leap from commenting on politics to becoming a politician? Stewart said on Oprah Winfrey’s show: “If I really wanted to change things, I’d run for office. I h…

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WINTER GUIDE: From 'Black Watch' to 'Working,' weightier fare begins the new year by Chris Jones

The second half Chicago theater season in uncompromising in its willingness to probe the darker reaches of the human experience. There are certainly some escapist titles — “Guys and Doll…

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City Awards $370,000 In Arts and Heritage Grants

SummerStage, TheaterWorks Programming ExpandedHartford Stage will run its SummerStage program for a full six weeks; TheaterWork s will have six instead of five shows in its 2011-12 seaso…

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