Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Joan Rivers at Laurie Beechman Theatre by Adaumbelle

Tonight I had the pleasure of seeing a comedy legend perform live! Joan Rivers is taking NYC by storm with her humorous, raw, and laugh out loud stand-up comedy at the Laurie Beechman Theatr…

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ArtsBeat: Under the Radar: Five Questions About 'Gob Squad's Kitchen' by Erik Piepenburg

Under the Radar: Five Questions About "Gob Squad's Kitchen"

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ArtsBeat: 'Spiderman' Gets a New Lead Actress by Patrick Healy

"Spiderman" gets a news lead actress after the departure of an actress hurt during a production.

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STAGE TUBE: Christopher Tierney's WCBS 'SPIDEY' Interview

WCBS-TV News Anchor Dana Tyler's exclusive interview with Christopher Tierney, the actor seriously injured the Broadway musical, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. The interview aird tonight, Jan…

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'Spiderman' Gets a New Lead Actress by Patrick Healy

"Spiderman" gets a news lead actress after the departure of an actress hurt during a production.

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Injured Spider-Man actor can't wait to fly again by Mark Kennedy

The actor badly hurt after plunging more than 30 feet in front of a shocked audience watching the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" says he's itching to heal and slip back int…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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FELA! Soon To Perform In Nigeria?

Fela may soon be headed to Nigeria, according to the New York Times. The move was originally reported in June, when it was announced that FELA has been asked by officials at the Nigerian Min…

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Theatre review: ‘Parade’ sadly goes nowhere

An award-winning musical about anti-semitism in the U.S. South lacks excitement.

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The Public Theatre Kicks Off 2011 UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Wed, Jan 5 with BEING HAROLD PINTER by Belarus Free Theater

The Public Theater Kicks Off 2011 Under The Radar Festival On Wednesday, January 5 Having Escaped Repression and Jail, Belarus Free Theater Arrives in New York To Present Latest Work…

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New baddie in Spidey's web

Legit News: T.V. Carpio steps in for departing Mendoza -- Thesp T.V. Carpio has stepped into the role of Arachne, the villain in Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Official: T.V. Carpio Takes Over as Arachne in SPIDER-MAN

Lead producer Michael Cohl announced today that cast member T.V. Carpio has officially assumed the role of Arachne in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, replacing Natalie Mendoza who departed the…

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ArtsBeat: ‘Fela’ May Be Headed Soon to Nigeria by Patrick Healy

The shuttered Broadway show "Fela" may be headed to Nigeria, the country that inspirated the show.

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'Fela' May Be Headed Soon to Nigeria by Patrick Healy

The shuttered Broadway show "Fela" may be headed to Nigeria, the country that inspirated the show.

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Blackwell, Lane Lead BILLY GREEN Webisode #10

Many of everyone's Broadway and off-Broadway favorites, including Michael Urie, Wesley Taylor, Jennifer Damiano, Karen Olivo, Mitchell Jarvis and more have teamed up on the webisode project …

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Judy Cramer Talks Spice Girls And VIVA FOREVER

Judy Craymer stopped in to the French and Saunders radio show to talk about her upcoming Spice Girls musical, VIVA FOREVER.

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending January 2, 2011 by Steve On Broadway (sob)

Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending December 19, 2010Wicked Soars To New HeightsIf you follow me on Twitter, you most likely know that each Monday, I offer my quick analysis of each pre…

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STAGE TUBE: Katie Couric Airs Preview of Tonight's WCBS Christopher Tierney SPIDER-MAN Interview

The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC 630 PM, ET broadcast an excerpt tonight from WCBS-TV News Anchor Dana Tyler's exclusive interview with Christopher Tierney, the actor seriously injured…

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A new take on past favorites by Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

PROVIDENCE — On the second floor of the Museum of Natural History, a dramatic argus pheasant mounted in a display case spreads its speckled wings. The museum’s first director, Ja…

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‘Understudy’ captures powerlessness, persistence by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

"You have no rights! You’re an actor !’’ In Theresa Rebeck’s “The Understudy,’’ now receiving an incisive production at Lyric Stage Company, a stage…

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There's much to ‘Abundance’ by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

If I intone the title of this great painting by Marsden Hartley on my tongue as I look at it — “Abundance, abundance, abundance’’ — I find it does funny things …

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Under the Radar: Five Questions About 'Gob Squad's Kitchen' by Erik Piepenburg

Under the Radar: Five Questions About "Gob Squad's Kitchen"

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Critics' Picks Video: 'The Squid and the Whale' by Mekado Murphy

A. O. Scott looks back at Noah Baumbach's family drama "The Squid and the Whale."

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Video Feature: Happy Endings!

TheaterMania checks in on the closing performances of Promises, Promises, The Pee-wee Herman Show, and Fela!

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Broadway 101: We Have a Winner! The Wicked Ticket Lottery

Since its Broadway premiere in 2003, Wicked has become one of the hottest shows on Broadway, and seats are often very hard to come by. How, then, can anyone still get amazing seats? Why, the…

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Norbert Leo Butz and Michele Federer Welcome Baby Girl

Broadway veterans Norbert Leo Butz and Michele Federer are now parents to a baby girl, Georgia Teresa, who was born on January 2, according to published reports. She weighs in at 6 lb. 11 oz…

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Naked Angels Announces Andy Donald as New Artistic Director

NAKED ANGELS Announces Andy Donald as new Artistic Director Andy Donald, current Associate Artistic Director of Naked Angels since April 2009, will assume the role of Artistic Director of t…

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ArtsBeat: Broadway Enters 2011 With Big Ticket Sales by Patrick Healy

Broadway did smashing business during the week of the New Year's holiday in spite of inconveniences related to the blizzard cleanup.

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Broadway Grosses: Records Smashed in Multimillion-Dollar Holiday Week by Broadway.com Staff

When Broadway’s top two shows combine to rake in a record-breaking total of more than $4 million in a single week, it must mean holiday time on the Great White Way. And when 15 additio…

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Naked Angels Announces Andy Donald as new Artistic Director

Andy Donald, current Associate Artistic Director of Naked Angels since April 2009, will assume the role of Artistic Director of the company in July of 2011, succeeding current Artistic Direc…

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Broadway's Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked Post Record Grosses

Three Broadway musicals have reported that they have broken their respective theater's records for highest weekly grosses during the week ending January 2. The Broadway League has repo…

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World Festival of Black Arts: a once in a decade event by Hannah Pool

How Britain's Kwame Kwei-Armah amassed 6,000 artists for a festival that has only happened three times in 40 yearsHow did a British actor and playwright end up curating a massive festival of…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Grosses* w/e 1/2/11 by Ken Davenport

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending January 3, 2011: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm A FREE MAN OF COLOR $236,459 4,460 53.45% $53.02 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSI…

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STAGE TUBE: Goodbye from PROMISES, PROMISES

After 319 performances the curtain has dropped on the Broadway revival of PROMISES, PROMISES.

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Update: SPIDER-MAN's Tierney on WCBS2 News - Preview to Air on Evening News with Katie Couric

WCBS TV's Dana Tyler has scored the first interview with SPIDER-MAN's Christopher Tierney, which will air on WCBS news on January 3, 2011 at 11pm EST.The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC 6…

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Portrait of the artist: Miriam Margolyes, actor by Laura Barnett

'I've been very lucky – I've worked consistently and I haven't had to kiss a lot of people on stage'What got you started?You're born with the performing gene. I was a show-off at school, s…

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2002 Symposium: Assembling The Team by American Theatre Wing and SDCF

At its 3-day Musical Theatre Symposium in June of 2002, SDCF hosted a panel on assembling creative teams moderated by Arthur Bartow. Speakers included producers Marty Bell ("Ragtime") and Sa…

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Tickets Now on Sale For That Championship Season, Starring Kiefer Sutherland by Broadway.com Staff

Tickets are now on sale for the starry Broadway revival of That Championship Season featuring Chris Noth, Brian Cox, Jason Patric and Jim Gaffigan, as well as 24's Emmy-winning star Kief…

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Tony Winner Leight to Create New FOX Series

According to Deadline.com, Tony Award winning playwright Warren Leight is on board to create a new medical series for FOX. Acting as consulting producers for the project are Lori Andrews and…

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Broadway Closes 2010 With Big Ticket Sales by Patrick Healy

Broadway did smashing business during the week of the New Year's holiday in spite of inconveniences related to the blizzard cleanup.

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Antonio Banderas Featured in UNICEF's CHILDREN FIRST Recording

Featuring artists such as Antonio Banderas, Anne Sofie von Otter, Rebecca Caine, Barbara Hendricks, and the Sylvia Young Theater School Children's Choir, UNICEF's Children First is a recordi…

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Antonio Banderas, Rebecca Caine, Anna Sofie von Otter, et al. Featured on Children First Benefit CD

Antonio Banderas, Anne Sofie von Otter, Rebecca Caine, and Barbara Hendricks, along with the Sylvia Young Theater School Children's Choir, will be featured on UNICEF's new Children…

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Burgess, Cooper, Gemignani Join Transport Groups' BOYS NIGHT OUT 1/10

Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and 2007 and 2010 OBIE Awards, has announced that Titus Burgess The Little Mermaid, Guys amp Dolls, Chuck Cooper Tony winner fo…

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Olivia Wilde Joins Cast of WELCOME TO PEOPLE Film

According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage vet Olivia Wilde has joined the cast of DreamWorks' 'Kind of People.' Also signed on for the family drama are Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks.

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SPIDER-MAN's Carney, Page, Damiano, Carpio & Tierney to Appear on Good Morning America 1/4

It's just been announced that all four stars of SPIDER-MAN - Reeve Carney, Patrick Page, Jennifer Damiano and T.V. Carpio will appear tomorrow morning on ABC's Good Morning America between 7…

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Chris Sizemore, Margo Seibert and Tracy Lynn Olivera on Candide by Joel Markowitz

Local actors Chris Sizemore, Margo Seibert and Tracy Lynn Olivera on being in the cast of Candide I was elated when I learned that three of my favorite actors in the DC area were appearing i…

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ArtsBeat: Naked Angels Names New Artistic Director by Patrick Healy

Naked Angels, which develops new plays, announced on Monday that Andy Donald would succeed Geoffrey Nauffts as artistic director in July.

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Naked Angels Names New Artistic Director by Patrick Healy

Naked Angels, which develops new plays, announced on Monday that Andy Donald would succeed Geoffrey Nauffts as artistic director in July.

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Relationship Expert Rachel Russo to Give Post-Show Talk-Back for MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING AND MARRIAGE

ACCLAIMED NYC LOVE COACH AND RELATIONSHIP EXPERT RACHEL RUSSO TO GIVE A SPECIAL POST-SHOW TALKBACK AT   MISS ABIGAIL CALLS UPON THE POPULAR LOVE SPECIALIST TO DOLE OUT ADDITIONAL…

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Olivia Wilde to Join Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pine in Welcome to People Film

Stage veteran Olivia Wilde will join Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in the forthcoming film, Welcome to People, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Alex Kurtzman will direct the film, which…

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Funeral Service for David Gurland to be Held 1/5

With tremendous sadness, it was announced yesterday that David Gurland, the multi-award winning singer and recording artist, passed away on January 1, 2011 at 452 PM as the result of a massi…

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/2

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 122011

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POPPINS, ADDAMS, ROCK OF AGES, BLUE MAN, COME FLY AWAY, CATS, WICKED & MEMPHIS to HIT San Diego in 2011-2012

BroadwaySan Diego A Nederlander Presentation is delighted to announce our 35th Anniversary Season of great theatre in 2011 - 2012 with a variety of choices for all audiences, all at San Die…

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Wicked Sweethearts Norbert Leo Butz and Michelle Federer Welcome Baby Girl Georgia by Broadway.com Staff

Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and his actress wife, Michelle Federer, welcomed baby daughter Georgia Teresa to the world on January 2, 2011. The couple, who married in 2007, met while co-star…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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WICKED Breaks Its Own Record for Highest Grossing Broadway Show in History

WICKED Shatters Its Own Record FOR The Highest Grossing Show In Broadway History, with a record $2,228,235 weekly gross FOR THE THIRD TIME IN SIX WEEKS, BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER GROSSES OVER $…

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Promises, Promises Farewell Video (Playbill.com Exclusive) by Thomas Peter

A special video featuring footage from the recently closed production of Promises, Promises was presented to the cast at the show’s farewell party Jan. 2. Promises, Promises, based on …

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WICKED Shatters Own Record for Highest Grossing Bway Show

For the third time in just six weeks, the Broadway smash WICKED has grossed over 2 million for one week of performances. For the week ending Sunday, November 28, the musical, now in its 8th…

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'Wicked' has boffo Chi week by Chris Jones

The national touring production of "Wicked" took in $1,726,476 at the box-office in Chicago, during the week ending Dec. 26. That's the biggest ever weekly haul for a theatrical production i…

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Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Aaron Sorkin, et al. Win Online Film Critics Society Awards

The winners of the 14th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards have been announced. The Social Network received the top prize for Best Picture, in addition to individual awards for direct…

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Tooting his own horn: an interview with Chicago musician and music arranger Carey Deadman by Bob [cta]

It’s been a busy holiday break for Chicago-based musician Carey Deadman. While most of us were stuffing ourselves silly with cookies and reruns of “A Christmas Story,” he s…

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Pete Postlethwaite remembered by Tim Lusher

Colleagues of the late actor recall their memories of working with himSue Johnston, actorHis family and mine have been friends for a long time through a church club in Warrington. I loved hi…

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Feb. 6-10th is KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY! by Broadwayleaguevideos

Feb. 6-10th is KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY! On Kids' Night on Broadway, young people age 6-18 can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult! The…

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: WONDERLAND at the Marquis!

WONDERLAND - A New Alice. A New Musical will play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Judy Lisi, President and CEO in Tam…

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: PRISCILLA Going Up at the Palace!

The spectacular new stage musical just finished its pre-Broadway engagement at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada on January 2, 2011 prior to beginning performances at Broadway…

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Horse Trade Theater Group Announces Spring 2011 Season

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP ANNOUNCES SPRING 2011 SEASON   Horse Trade Theater Group (Erez Ziv, Managing Director, Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director) announces their 12th season sp…

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Unsung Musicals Announces New Reading of Musical BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK

BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK “A HIGH-SPIRITED CARNIVAL!” – NEW YORK POST, 1947 ANNOUNCING ADDITIONAL CASTING JENN COLELLA JENNY FELLNER MAX VON ESSEN ...AND MORE AN EXPLORATORY READING A…

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Colella, Von Essen & More Set for BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK Reading

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. has announced additional casting for its special exploratory reading of the 1947 musical comedy Barefoot Boy With Cheek on January 14 at 3pm at Manhattan Theatre Club'…

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PHOTO FLASH: Sherri Shepherd Visits Jabbawockeez' MÜS.I.C. in Las Vegas

Sherri Shepherd attended the January 1 performance of Jabbawockeez' new show MÜS.I.C. at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The critically acclaimed show is described as an audio-…

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Short-a-Day: Jose de Pierola's "In the Belly of the Night" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in A Public Space 03, Winter 2007. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 68.[Part of the FOCUS: Peru series.]The only thing missing from this story, about a Peruvian…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Actress Anne Francis Dies at 80

Actress Anne Francis passed away yesterday in California due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 80 years old. Francis is survived by daughters, Jane and Maggie.

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Will Get Cast Recording by Broadway.com Staff

The cast of Lincoln Center Theater’s Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will reunite before the end of January to preserve the musical on an original cast…

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High and Lowbrow With Under the Radar by Eric Grode

How the fest celebrates everything from Beckett to Van Damme Every January, just as a sizable number of Broadway theatres find themselves without inhabitants, off-Off Broadway basks in an ex…

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Vanessa Williams to Host LA Philharmonic Live Broadcast January 9

Tony nominee Vanessa Williams will host LA Phil LIVE with Gustavo Dudamel from Walt Disney Concert Hall, a live broadcast in over 450 movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada, to be held on…

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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Breaks House Record and Has Best Weekly Gross in 23 Years

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA SHATTERS HOUSE RECORD TO HAVE BEST WEEKLY GROSS IN ITS 23-YEAR HISTORY  Longest-Running Show in Broadway History To Celebrate Unprecedented 23rd Anniversar…

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Pete Postlethwaite obituary by Ronald Bergan

Oscar-nominated British actor with a vast range who could move between comedy and tragedy with easeThe actor Pete Postlethwaite had a face that elicited many similes, among them "a stone arc…

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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Has Best Weekly Gross in 23 Year History

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, last week shattered the house record at The Majestic Theatre 247 West…

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Butz & Federer Welcome Baby Girl to the Family

Broadway couple and former WICKED co-stars Norbert Leo Butz and Michelle Federer, welcomed newborn daughter Georgia Teresa to the world on January 2.

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Andy Donald Named New Artistic Director for Naked Angels

Andy Donald has been named the new artistic director of Naked Angels. He succeeds Geoffrey Nauffts beginning July 2011. Donald has been an associate artistic director of the company since A…

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A Small Fire's Celia Keenan-Bolger on Saying 'I Do' in Real Life and Onstage by Kathy Henderson

It’s been a year of weddings for Celia Keenan-Bolger, including two on stage and her own in real life. In a union of Tony nominees (hers for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee;…

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Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera Posts Highest Gross in 23 Year History

The Phantom of the Opera had its highest weekly gross in 23 years for the week ending January 2, grossing $1,390,530.53 for 8 performances at Broadway's Majestic Theatre. This surpasse…

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Lady Gaga Announces Release Date of New Album by Carol Vogel

In her first Tweet of 2011 Lady Gaga announced that her new single "Born this Way,'' will be available in stores on February 13 and the album of the same name will be for sale on May 23rd.

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Elisabete Matos to Replace Deborah Voigt at the Metropolitan Opera Tonight by Carol Vogel

The Portuguese soprano Elisabete Matos will replace Deborah Voigt as Minnie, the gun-toting fearless saloon owner in Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West,'' at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday n…

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Actress Anne Francis Dies at 80

Actress Anne Francis has died in California of complications from pancreatic cancer, according to published reports. She was 80 years old. Francis was a child model and actress, and during …

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown to Record Original Cast Album, to Be Released by Ghostlight Records

The new Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which played its final performance on Sunday, January 2 at the Belasco Theatre, will receive an original cast album, to be…

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Ghostlight to Record WOMEN ON THE VERGE for Spring Release

The cast of Lincoln Center Theater's production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the new musical based on the film by Pedro Almodvar, with book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics…

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Lennon's 'Abbey Road' Suit Sold at Auction by Carol Vogel

The crisp, white two-piece suit that John Lennon wore on the cover of the 1969 Beatles record album "Abbey Road,'' sold at a Connecticut auction on New Year's Day for $46,000.

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Norbert Leo Butz and Michelle Federer Welcome Baby Georgia by Thomas Peter

Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and his wife and former Wicked co-star, Michelle Federer, welcomed daughter Georgia Teresa Jan. 2. The proud father said in a statement, “She weighs …

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Fans Eager For Daniel Radcliffe's Broadway Return in How to Succeed by Broadway.com Staff

As the Times Square ball drops on another new year, Broadway.com asked which of the many upcoming star performances you're most eager to catch on Broadway in 2011. The votes are in, and …

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THE LION KING Breaks Minskoff Theatre Record

Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, set a new box office record at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre by grossing 1,993,370 - the show's highest grossing week to date - during the sold-…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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400 Artworks by Women Are Donated to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts by Carol Vogel

Linda Lee Alter, a Philadelphia collector and artist, donated some 400 works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Alice Neel, Nancy Spero and Louise Nevelson to the Pennsylvani…

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Preview of CBS-2 Interview with Injured Spider-Man Actor Christopher Tierney (Video) by Thomas Peter

Local CBS-2 news anchor Dana Tyler will interview Christopher Tierney, the Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark actor who was injured Dec. 20 in a 30-foot onstage fall, Jan. 3 at 11 PM ET. A previe…

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Gleason, Fontana, et al. Set for SONS OF THE PROPHET

Huntington Theatre Company announces casting for its world premiere production of Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam columbinus, Speech amp Debate, directed by Huntington Artistic Director…

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Danny Gurwin, Eddie Korbich, Kelli Provart et al. Set for Musical Theatre West's Cats

Casting has been announced for Musical Theatre West's production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, to play the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, Febrary 12-27. Dana…

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Ryan O’Connor to Be Contestant on Oprah Winfrey’s "Your OWN Show" by Thomas Peter

Actor, singer and YouTube personality Ryan O’Connor will be a contestant on “Your OWN Show: Oprah Winfrey’s Search for the Next TV Star,” according to the Associated …

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Spidey double recounts disastrous fall

The last thing Christopher Tierney remembers thinking was "Oh, God," as the Spidey double fell 30 feet from a platform during the Dec. 20 performance of Broadway's catastrophe-prone $65 mill…

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PHOTO FLASH: Stacy Keach, Holt McCallany, Pablo Schreiber in FX's Lights Out

FX has released stills promoting its new series Lights Out, which will premiere on Tuesday, January 11. The show features Hotl McCallany, Pablo Schreiber, Catherine McCormack, Reg. E. Cathe…

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Santino Fontana, Joanna Gleason Set for Huntington Theatre Company's Sons of the Prophet

Award-winning Broadway veterans Santino Fontana and Joanna Gleason will be featured in the world premiere of Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, to be presented by the Huntington Theat…

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Light Opera Works’ “Hello, Dolly!” is Sunday’s Best by Alissa Norby

Review of the Light Opera Works production of the musical classic, "Hello, Dolly!"

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Hayes, Peck, et al. Featured on USPS Stamps in 2011

From a former U.S. president to legends of Latin music to the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500-mile auto race to the garden of love, the 2011 commemorative stamp program has somethi…

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BBAJ's Benjamin Walker Returns to FIND THE FUNNY, 1/4

Although the critically acclaimed BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON just ended its run on Sunday, January 2nd, star BENJAMIN WALKER will be back on the stage on Tuesday, January 4th for his show …

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ArtsBeat: 'Henry' in the Hinterlands: Five Questions About 'Still on the Road' by Erik Piepenburg

A new film follows a theater troupe that travels around the United States teaching and performing classical works in communities where theater is a luxury.

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The top 10 most popular posts of 2010. by Ken Davenport

Before I start off the new bloggin' year, I want to look back to see what posts were the most read of the last 365 days. Why? Because I'm a believer that if blog falls in the woods, and noon…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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LITTLE FOCKERS Takes #1 Spot at New Year's Box Office

The threequel to the Meet the Fockers franchise, 'Little Fockers,' which was released on December 22, has taken the number one spot at the box office for New Year's weekend. The film earned …

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Henry in the Hinterlands: 5 Questions About 'Still on the Road' by Erik Piepenburg

A new film follows a theater troupe that travels around the United States teaching and performing classical works in communities where theater is a luxury.

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HAIR Tour Tribe Holds LA 'Be-In' for Broadway Impact, 1/10

Tribe members from the National Tour of the 2009 TONY Award winning Best Musical HAIR, will stage a Be-In during their stop in Los Angeles. Following two hugely successful be-in performance…

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The importance of not being late to the theatre

Arriving five minutes late for a film or a gig is no big deal. But theatregoers with poor timekeeping will face the musicI don't mind so much when it's unavoidable, when I'm rushing from wor…

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The Cast Of IN THE HEIGHTS Kicks Off Cabaret Cares 1/5

Cabaret Cares kicks off the new year with the cast of Broadways In The Heights.

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Ben Vereen to Release Live Recording with Sh-K-Boom, 2/15

Broadway's Ben Vereen will release a new live album entitled, Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen on February 15. To be released with Sh-K-Boom Records, the album features Vereen's July 2010 perf…

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Actors Equity President Nick Wyman Releases Statement on Spider-Man Injuries

Nick Wyman, President of Actors Equity Association, has issued a lengthy statement concerning the injuries sustained in the new Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, playing at t…

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Marty Thomas to Join Off-Broadway's My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Marty Thomas will assume the role of Andrew in Anthony Wilkinson's My Big Gay Italian Wedding, playing at St. Luke's Theatre, on January 13. Thomas' Broadway credits inclu…

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Beginnings

Here we are on the first Monday of a new year. 2011. Beginnings like this, similar in many ways to birthdays, are a common place to make resolutions for change. I have come to realize after …

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Helen Hayes, Carmen Miranda, Gregory Peck, Mark Twain, et al. to Be Featured on USPS Commemorative Stamps in 2011

Three-time Tony Award winner Helen Hayes will be featured on a commemorative stamp to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2011. In addition, the USPS will release a stamp featuring writ…

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BWW TV: Broadway Beat - A FREE MAN OF COLOR & GYPSY OF THE YEAR!

The all new 21st Season of Broadway Beat is here This week catch up with Broadway Beat at FREE MAN OF COLOR and GYPSY OF THE YEAR

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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GRACE NOTES - Mon., Jan. 3, 2011 by Susan Grace

GRACE NOTES is the most effective place to reach a world-wide audience of theatre professionals. For more information about promoting your next event, please contact sgrace22@sbcglobal.net.*…

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Jamie Broza's I Want a Dog! CD Set for March 15 Release

Jamie Broza's new children's album I Want a Dog! will be released by Good Mood Records on March 15. The recording will feature Israeli performer David Broza. The 41-minute disc i…

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Ben Vereen's Hartford Stage Show Out on CD Next Month

Remember Ben Vereen's fine cabaret show last July  as part of Hartford Stage's SummerStage programming at Roberts Theater in West Hartford?The Tony Award-winning actor-singer recorded t…

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Pete Postlethwaite Dies at 64

British actor Pete Postlethwaite passed away in his central England home yesterday, January 2. Postlethwaite lost a long battle with cancer. He was 64 years old. In the past year alone, he a…

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Details Emerge on BATMAN LIVE

According to The Telegraph, new deatils have been realeased about the upcoming UK tour of BATMAN LIVE, revealing that the show could be quite reminiscent of Broadway's SPIDER-MANTURN OFF THE…

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PHOTO FLASH: Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Giunta Visits Golf: The Musical

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, the first living person to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, began the new year by attending Golf: The Musical, playin…

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Benjamin Walker, Allison Catillo, Pat Dixon, Henry Walker, Set for January 4 Find the Funny

Comedians Allison Castillo and Pat Dixon and musician Henry Wolfe, will be the guest stars at the January 4 performance of Benjamin Walker's Find the Funny, playing at The Tank. The sh…

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Benjamin Walker, Allison Castillo, Pat Dixon, Henry Wolfe Set for January 4 Find the Funny

Comedians Allison Castillo and Pat Dixon and musician Henry Wolfe, will be the guest stars at the January 4 performance of Benjamin Walker's Find the Funny, playing at The Tank. The sh…

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Peter Franzén to Star in Sofi Oksanen's Purge at La MaMa

Peter Franzén will be featured in the American premiere of award-winning Finnish-Estonian author Sofi Oksanen's Purge, to play La MaMa, February 10-20, with an opening on Feb…

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Bryce Ryness, Lauren Elder, and Hair Cast Members to Offer January 10 "Be-In" Benefit Performances at The Show at Barre

Cast members from the national tour of Hair will stage two "Be-In" performances at The Show at Barre on January 10 at 7:30 and 10:30pm. The event will raise money for Broadway Impa…

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Melissa Lyons Caldretti, Cheryl David, Shannon Warne, et al. Set for ICT's Loving Repeating

International City Theatre has announced complete casting for Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein, to be directed by caryn desai and run January 18 - February 13. Stephen Flaherty…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Fiddler on the Roof / You Got Served Mashup by Gil

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Robert Wuhl's "Assume the Position" Set for Long Wharf

Emmy Award-winner Robert Wuhl will present his solo comedy show "Assume the Position" for a limited run on the main stage of New Haven's Lonmg Wharf Theatre Feb. 17 to 20. Wuhl is best known…

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Pete Postlethwaite Dies at 64

,Academy Award-nominated actor and stage veteran Pete Postlethwaite has died after a battle with cancer, according to a report in The New York Times. He was 64. Postlethwaite most recently…

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Pete Postlethwaite: a career in clips by Catherine Shoard

The actor Pete Postlethwaite died yesterday at the age of 64. We look back over his career in clipsIt's difficult to know which is the more telling statement about Pete Postlethwaite, who di…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Photo Flash: Christopher Tierney on WCBS News, Tonight

WCBS TV's Dana Tyler has been granted the first interview with SPIDER-MAN's Christopher Tierney, which will air on WCBS news on January 3, 2011 at 11pm EST.In promos, he tells CBS 2's Dana T…

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Pete Postlethwaite: an actor who made others act | John Prescott by John Prescott

Pete's performances inspired me to teach children about climate change and to help rebuild mining communitiesI first saw Brassed Off – the tale about the troubles faced by a colliery brass…

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BWW's On This Day - January 3, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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The best dance in 2011 by Judith Mackrell

Judith Mackrell anticipates two productions of Alice in Wonderland, and looks at the year's other dance highlightsIn the world of ballet, this is squaring up to be Lewis Carroll's year. Two …

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Actor Pete Postlethwaite dies by Matthew Weaver

Oscar nominee dies peacefully in hospital at age of 64 after long struggle with cancerThe actor Pete Postlethwaite has died at the age of 64. Friends said he passed away peacefully in hospit…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Producers on producers

Legit News: Power players weigh in on year's best -- The powers behind the big stage and little screen weigh in on the year's top pics.

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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The best theatre for 2011 by Michael Billington

Michael Billington thinks Terence Rattigan is well worth revisiting in his centenary year, and selects the best of the rest of the year's theatreCentenaries offer a great chance for re-asses…

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Comedy for the year ahead by Brian Logan

From relative newcomers such as Andi Osho to old-timers such as John CleeseJerry SadowitzIn what's becoming a January tradition, Britain's most malicious comic brings his ranting-and-magic c…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Critic's comedy choice 2011: Lenny Henry on tour by Brian Logan

The comedian's latest show, Cradle to Rave, is autobiographical - and a bold departure from previous workThere won't be many standups on tour in 2011 whose most recent accolade, at the…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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WCBS to Interview SPIDER-MAN's Christopher Tierney; Airs 1/3

WCBS TV's Dana Tyler has been granted the first interview with Christopher Tierney, which will air on WCBS news on January 3, 2011 at 11pm EST.

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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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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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BPL charts modern course by Joseph P. Kahn, Globe Staff

For now, the Microtext Department room at the Boston Public Library retains its quaint, last-century ambience. Located on the first floor of the McKim Building, fronting Copley Square, the n…

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TTIC- Jenny Avery - Jan 3, 2011 by Dustin@talktheatreinchicago.com (talk Theatre In Chicago), Talk Theatre In Chicago

Our featured guest this week is Jenny Avery, the newly-appointed Artistic Director at Next Theatre. Jenny talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about how this job found her, how the company weathe…

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Chuck Berry collapses at Chicago show

The rock-and-roll legend felt ill and was checked out by ambulance medics before a show, a Chicago fire official said. An audience member at the show, however, said Berry slumped over during…

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Pamela Anderson left terrified after crazed fan dragged off by police

The 43-year-old blonde actress was left terrified after seeing a man feared to be a crazed fan was arrested by police after a violent altercation with officers at Liverpool Lime Street railw…

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David Arquette checks into rehab

"He's trying to win Courteney [Cox] back, and he turned back to drinking again out of frustration," the source says. "He is doing this to show her he means it and will do anything for her an…

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Lindsay Lohan launches comeback website

The expensively produced site is still in the Coming Soon phase. It features sexy photos of the actress/designer with music from the Brit electro-pop group La Roux, singing In For The Kill,…

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Girl Who Played With Fire actor feared dead in house fire

A house fire appears to have killed actor Per Oscarsson, a giant of Swedish cinema who won a best actor award at Cannes in 1966 and appeared in films based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium tril…

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Kim Kardashian debuts new single (video)

The 30-year-old reality starlet is preparing to take on the music business as she debuts her new song at Tao nightclub’s New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Courteney Cox: I admire David Arquette for seeking help

"I really admire David and his choice to take charge and better his life," the Cougar Town star, 46, said. "I love and support him."

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Life Unexpected’s Kristoffer Polaha and wife welcome a baby boy

The Life Unexpected star and his wife, actress Julianne Morris, celebrated 2011 by welcoming a son, Jude.

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Injured Spider Man stuntman talks about his 30 foot fall on B'way stage

Christopher Tierney, 32, plummeted about 30 feet on December 20 in front of an audience near the climax of a performance. "The last thing I remember was, like, uh, just going, Oh, God. I was…

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Little Fockers is #1 at box office New Year's Weekend

New Year's weekend was supposed to be one of the most bustling times of the year was shattered by a largely poor slate of movies. Little Fockers was the low flying top draw. Overall business…

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Oscar nominee Pete Postlethwaite dies

British actor Pete Postlethwaite, described by director Steven Spielberg as "the best actor in the world," died in London at 64 after a long battle with cancer. He was nominated for an Acad…

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Mila Kunis and boyfriend Macaulay Culkin split after 8 years

A representative for The Family Guy actress Mila Kunis confirmed that she has split with Macaulay Culkin after an eight year relationship. "The split was amicable, and they remain close frie…

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Kathy Griffin: In 2011 I want to offend a new Palin

The comic set a resolution for 2011. "I've already gone for Sarah, Todd and Bristol obviously. But I think it's Willow's year to go down. In 2011 I want to offend a new Palin".

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Justin Bieber is second to Barack Obama on list of the Most Influential People in the World

Klout, a company that measures the influence of social media, has compiled this year’s list of favorite TV shows, musicians, politicians, sports teams and more, who have made the grade wit…

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Oprah Winfrey fans upset over cable fees for OWN network

A day after the launch of her new TV network OWN, the message board on Oprah Winfrey's website was flooded with posts from fans upset that they now have to pay to see the talk show queen. "C…

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ESPN Broadcaster Ron Franklin pulled from air after calling reporter Sweetcakes and Asshole

Veteran ESPN broadcaster Ron Franklin was pulled from the air before Saturday's Fiesta Bowl after he called ESPN sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards "sweetcakes" during an off-air spat, Sport…

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Zsa Zsa Gabor, 93, to have leg amputated

Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized to undergo surgery to have part of her right leg amputated because gangrene was setting in. "They're going to have to amputate part of her leg. They said if th…

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Oprah: television has lost its mind

(TV shows) are "just created to blur the senses. It feels like Halloween candy. Gobble it down and at the end you don't feel better — you're like, Why did I do that to myself? In recent ye…

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Anne Francis, 80, dies

Anne Francis costarred in the 1950s science fiction classic Forbidden Planet and she played the title role in Honey West, the mid-1960s TV series about a sexy female private detective with a…

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Updates Performance Schedule, Starting 1/3

Beginning January 3, Million Dollar Quartet will alter it's performance schedule to play Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday at …

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Damiano, Doyle et al. Set for MY FAVORITE THINGS Benefiting Trevor Project, 1/3

Jennifer Damiano Spiderman, Next To Normal, Antonique Smith Rent, Lucas Steele Three Penny Opera, Matt Doyle Bye Bye Birdie, Gossip Girl and more will belt pop tunes at My Favorite Things be…

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Hunter Ryan Herdlicka’s last page of ‘Night Music’ by Jesse North

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka is preparing for the closing of A Little Night Music—for real this time. Last June, the cast of the acclaimed production was given a second life when Bernadette Peter…

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