Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

People You Should Know . . . Nicole Greevy by Zack

Nicole Greevy is a writer, actor and producer. With her husband, Todd Faulkner, she co-created and appears in the supernatural comedy Exorcists Local 667, an Official Selection of the Inter…

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Hot ticket! promises cheaper way to see the stars by (jed Gottlieb)

Britney Spears and Rihanna are starting to look a little desperate. Rolling into town for dates at the TD Garden...

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You'll eat up sweet 'Bred' by Frank Scheck

The opening moments of "Brownsville Bred" suggest we're in for a rough evening. Projected on a sheet hung on a clothesline is a Wikipedia entry about the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, fol…

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'Victory' less than winning by Frank Scheck

'Victory: Choices in Reaction" is the theatrical equivalent to eat ing your vegetables. Set during the 17th century, when the monarchy was restored to England, this sprawling epic packs in s…

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Review: An Evening with Will & Anthony Nunziata by Brian Scott Lipton

These talented twin brothers show off their strong voices and superb harmonies in their new act at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)


Today we are continuing our summer spotlight on the TV shows featuring some of the brightest and best talent onscreen and onstage with the third part of BroadwayWorld's series on USA's new p…

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Cynthia Nixon Returns to Broadway in ‘Wit’ by Joshua Harrington

Not to be outdone by Ms. Samantha Jones, Cynthia Nixon is joining her ‘Sex and the City’ co-star with a turn on Broadway this January. Nixon will be playing the character Professor Vivia…

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Legit Reviews: Sweet is probably the wrong word for Howard Barker's "Victory," but you could certainly argue that it smells like napalm in the morning.

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Feature: Oregon Shakespeare Festival: A Critic's Notebook by Dan Bacalzo

Reports on Henry IV, Part Two, Love's Labor's Lost, and The Pirates of Penzance, and the establishment of the tent theater, Bowmer in the Park.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Henry Awards, Geoff Kent, Fight Direction by The Denver Post

Henry Awards, Geoff Kent, Fight Direction Geoffrey Kent accepts the Colorado Theatre Guild's Henry Award for Outstanding Fight Direction from Denver Center Theatre Company artistic dire…

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85 Days ’til Godspell: A promotional opportunity pops up. by Ken

What I love about this business is that you just never know what’s going to come your way on any given day.  I often wake up in the AM and the first thing I think is, “What cool…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Henry Awards: Openstage, Outstanding Regional Theatre by The Denver Post

Henry Awards: Openstage, Outstanding Regional Theatre Denise and Bruce Freestone accept the Colorado Theatre Guild's 2011 Henry Award for outstanding regional theater company. July 18. …

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2012 Olivier Awards to Be Held April 15th at London's Royal Opera House

The 36th Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the UK's highest stage honours, will be hosted at London's prestigious Royal Opera House for the first time ever at a star-studded ceremony on Sunday…

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Twitter Watch: Audra McDonald to Sing at Celebration of New York's First Gay Marriage!

On Twitter Watch, Audra McDonald wrote Gonna sing at the celebration of the first gay marriage officiated by Mayor Bloomberg this weekend. So honored and excited

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LA Weekly – Fleetwood Macbeth review by Pauline Adamek

*** Gentle readers, here is a link to my latest theatre review for the LA Weekly, a hilarious mashup of Shakespeare and pop music brought to you by those madcap clowns, the Troubadour The…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Hamlet (Oracle Productions) by Scotty Zacher

Oracle Production's Hamlet is an excellent offering for fans of the Bard. What it lacks in production value it more than makes up for in able talent. I highly recommend that you return to th…

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‘The Exorcist’ Brings Frightening Fun to the Stage by Joshua Harrington

So admit it. When Linda Blair’s full body bounced off the bed like a pogo stick and her head spun around like a record, you decided that from that moment on whatever life had in store …

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Theater review: PHAMALy's satire shows how to succeed by John Moore

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" is brimming with the signature elements that for two decades have drawn both worldwide attention and curiosity to the all-handicapped theat…

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE to Debut as Part of Manchester Festival

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, featuring the music written by the novella's author, will make its UK debut next year in Manchester as part of a festival celebrating A Clockwork Orange's fiftieth annive…

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Loyalty - review by Lyn Gardner

Hampstead Theatre, LondonWhat happens in a marriage when private beliefs and public duty are at odds? How can you reconcile loving a man caught up through his job in doing something, even ta…

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The likeable Hannibal Buress is one funny guy by Brad Wheeler

Buress’s subtle strains of absurdity work in the dorm room, but may not make it in the big rooms of stand-up

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2012 Olivier Awards to Be Held in Royal Opera House on April 15 by Dan Bacalzo

The 2012 Olivier Awards, which recognizes excellence on the London stage, will be held at the Royal Opera House for the first time ever at a star-studded ceremony on Sunday, April 15, 2012. …

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Batman Live, MEN Arena, Manchester

It is big, brash, very, very loud and coming to an arena near you this school summer holidays. Unlike the roundly panned musical exploits of Spider-Man in the US, the Caped Crusader live in …

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A Woman Killed with Kindness, National Theatre: Lyttelton, London

The two chief female characters find themselves manhandled like pieces of furniture during the many stylised interludes where servants dart about shifting the scene in Katie Mitchell's strik…

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London's Olivier Awards Name Date and Venue for 2012 Awards by Mark Shenton

London's Laurence Olivier Awards will be presented for the first time at the Royal Opera House in 2012. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Henry Awards, Joey Wishnia by The Denver Post

Henry Awards, Joey Wishnia The Colorado Theatre Guild honored Joey Wishnia with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Henry Awards July 18. Video by John Moore, The Denver Post. From…

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More 'Hair' on Broadway

The Public Theater’s Tony-winning production of “Hair,” directed by Diane Paulus, has returned to New York this summer for a ten-week run at the St. James Theater. This unusual summer…

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Belated other Outfest post by Kyle

I'm pretty sure you'll get a chance to see this one in some sort of release or on DVD. You should. It's lovely.

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Theater Review | 'Victory: Choices in Reaction': Puritan Widow Confronts a Randy, Profane King by Anita Gates

Howard Barker’s 1983 play “Victory: Choices in Reaction,” having its American premiere at the Atlantic Theater’s Stage 2, features Jan Maxwell in a tour de force performance.

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Theater Review | 'home/sick': Hot, Sweaty, Claustrophobic? So Is the Cast by Catherine Rampell

“home/sick,” about the Weather Underground, is an unsettling story in an uncomfortable setting.

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Royal Shakespeare Company cast lets loose at Mets game, soak in America's great pasttime by Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News Theater Critic

Turns out the plate's the thing. Or at least it was Tuesday night, when members of the Royal Shakespeare Company marveled as the Mets clipped the Cardinals in a rousing 4-2 win at Citi Field…

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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Breaking News Cynthia Nixon to Star in “Wit” on Broadway ARTSBEAT BLOG/NYTIMES.COM – BY PATRICK HEALY Take note, “Sex an…

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Local troupe brings ‘Jersey Shore’ to Chicago stage

Even in its offseason, the popular reality TV show “Jersey Shore” is fodder for the sort of love/hate relationship that spawns tributes, spinoffs, spoofs and skewerings. In the case of …

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/20/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 72011.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Fillet of Solo Festival topics cover a lot of ground

Julie Ganey felt an unexpected pressure when she began writing “Love Thy Neighbor ... Till It Hurts,” a solo piece that offers observations about her Rogers Park neighborhood, where she …

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Allen’s ‘Better’ in annual Fillet of Solo fest

When journalist Jenny Allen was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she knew from the beginning that she would write about it. “I felt I couldn’t call myself a writer if I didn’t make use o…

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First-class 'West Side Story' sounds an authentic note

The 2009 Broadway revival of "West Side Story" was the last such revival to be directed by its author, Arthur Laurents, who died earlier this year. And while a classic title like this will …

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Lea Michele to Sing From DOROTHY OF OZ at Comic Con, 7/23

Broadway veteran Lea Michele, is set to attend Comic Con International this weekend in San Diego. As part of the cast of the upcoming animated film Dorothy of OZ, Lea will be appearing at th…

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Nikki Blonsky Set for Live Appearance During Hairspray Sing-Along at Hollywood Forever Cemetery by Dan Bacalzo

Nikki Blonsky, who starred as Tracy Turnblad in the movie version of the musical Hairspray, will host a Hairspray Sing-Along VIP Party, as well as welcome all attendees for a sing-along bene…

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The artists' artist: set designers by Anna Tims

Six leading set designers choose their favourite peerTom Scutt on Es DevlinI assisted Es briefly in 2007. We were delicately splicing up a Braille copy of a Harry Potter novel to clad her de…

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NAMT Festival to Showcase Musicals by David Javerbaum, Adam Gwon, Joe Iconis and Peter Mills by Adam Hetrick

The Adam Gwon-Julia Jordan musical Bernice Bobs Her Hair, Joe Iconis' Bloodsong of Love and Watt!?, a new musical from Tony-nominated Cry-Baby co-author David Javerbaum and Striking 12 c…

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PHOTO CALL: Victory: Choices in Reaction, With Jan Maxwell, Opens Off-Broadway by Matthew Blank

The U.S. premiere of Howard Barker's Victory: Choices in Reaction, starring Jan Maxwell, opened at Atlantic Stage 2 July 15.

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Leslie Jordan, Varla Jean Merman et al. Set for Broward Center's Pride Series by Dan Bacalzo

Programming for the inaugural Pride Series at The Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale has been announced. Works will be presented during the 2011-2012 season. Works will include the interacti…

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Best bets for family-friendly summer Chicago theatre by Bob Bullen

Check out this article I wrote for Chicago, Second to None about family friendly shows in Chicago. Please offer your suggestions in the comments area!

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Exclusive Interview with Musical Director Louis St Louis and The China Connection by Magda Katz

Magda Katz and Times Square Chronicles publisher Suzanna Bowling sat down with Louis St Louis at the piano over at The Snapple Theatre home of “The Fantasticks” and “Perfec…

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Memphis The Musical Performs On Good Day New York! by Admin

On July 19, 2011 Memphis The Musical’s Bryan Fenkart and Dan’yelle Williamson performed on Good Day New York! The duo sang a medley composed of different numbers from the show i…

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VIDEO FLASH: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz in Dream House Trailer by Andy Propst

Stage veterans Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are featured in the trailer for the new movie Dream House. As previously reported, Jim Sheridan has directed the film, which has a screenplay by…

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Culture flash: custard pies by Tim Jonze

This week's news in the artsIn 1970, rock critic Lester Bangs wrote a review of the Stooges' album Fun House in which he spent the first 6,000 words musing on the divide between artist and f…

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Mamie Gummer marries in Conn.

Meryl Streep's look-alike daughter Mamie Gummer is a newylwed.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR • St. Louis Shakespeare by Andrea

In the latest production from St. Louis Shakespeare, Mistresses Ford and Page are up to mischief in Windsor.Sir John Falstaff (Martin Casey) is broke when he visits Windsor, and plans to woo…

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PHOTO CALL: Hair Cast Members Perform and Sign Albums at Borders by Matthew Blank

Cast members from the touring company of Hair, playing a 10-week only Broadway engagement, were on hand to perform and sign CD's July 19 at Borders Columbus Circle.

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Jim Brochu, Rita Rudner, Bruce Vilanch, et al. Set for The Friend Center's 2011-2012 Season by Andy Propst

The Friend Center for the Arts at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) has announced its performing arts programming for the 2011-2012 season. Among the theater offerings sc…

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Anthony Rapp, Sam Underwood to Offer 3D Hamlet to New York Audience Before Edinburgh by Adam Hetrick

3D Hamlet: A Lost Generation, which features an ethereal cameo by Alec Baldwin, will begin a public New York workshop July 21 prior to debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

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Brooklyn Theater Group St. Ann's Warehouse Says It's Leaving Dumbo

St. Ann's Warehouse, the multi-disciplinary theater group and performance space, affirmed this week that it would be leaving its 38 Water St. home in Dumbo after recent court rulings made it…

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Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Victoria Clark & SISTER ACT Company Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway by Walter McBride

Yesterday, July 19, Sister Act celebrated it's 100th performance on Broadway. Stars Patina Miller and Victoria Clark were on hand for the celebration with the company. Below, BroadwayWorld…

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Brooks Ashmanskas, Mia Barron, et al. to Star in WTF's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

She Stoops to Conquer, which will run July 27 - August 7 at Williamstown Theatre Festival will be directed by Nicholas Martin and is set to star Brooks Ashmanskas, Mia Barron, Richard Easton…

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Musicals by Adam Gwon, Joe Iconis, Julia Jordan, Peter Mills, et al. Set for 2011 NAMT Festival by Dan Bacalzo

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced the eight musicals selected to be part of the 23rd Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October …

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Playwright Yockey and Director Deser Collaborate on Heavier Than… by Tom Provenzano

Playwright Steve Yockey and director Abigail Deser discuss the art of their recent collaboration on the premiere of his Heavier Than..., a play based on the Theseus and the Minotaur myth, op…

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Cynthia Nixon heading back to Broadway

Turns out that Kim Cattrall won't be the only 'Sex and the City' alumna returning to Broadway in the upcoming season.

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PHOTO CALL: Show Boat, With Ben Davis, Sarah Uriarte Berry and Lesli Margherita, at Goodspeed by Matthew Blank

The intimate stage of Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, is the dock for the usually massive musical Show Boat in a revised revival directed by Rob Ruggiero.

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REVIEW ROUNDUP: Batman Live Opens in the U.K. by Dan Bacalzo

Batman Live, a new stage spectacle based on the popular DC Comics character, officially opened at Manchester's MEN Arena on July 20. Anthony Van Laast and James Powell have co-directed …

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Sharon D Clarke on Playing Scene-Stealing Psychic Oda Mae in London's Ghost by Matt Wolf

Sharon D Clarke has some of the best pipes in the business, as London audiences who have seen her in We Will Rock You, Hairspray, Once on This Island and Guys and Dolls can attest. The 46-ye…

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ArtsBeat: Musical by Former 'Daily Show' Head Writer Chosen for Festival in New York by Patrick Healy

James G. Watt, Secretary of the Interior in the Reagan administration, is the subject of the rock musical "Watt?!?"

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: HAIR Promotes Cast Album at Borders

The Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical returned to Broadway on July 5 at the St. James Theatre and officially opened July 14. The 10-week only Summer of…

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Backstage at Royal Shakespeare Company Part 2 by Playbill Video

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Thursday's Thing to Do - "11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock!" at Feinstein’s by Suzanna Bowling

Looking for that cool thing to do tomorrow at 11 p.m.? Have a Broadway show booked but want to complete the evening? Head to Feinstein's at the Loews Regency for "11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'…

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Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Henry VIII to appear in Chicago movie theaters by Scotty Zacher

This summer and fall, numerous Chicago area movie theaters are screening several Shakespeare works taped directly from Shakespeare’s own Globe Theatre in London.

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First look: Mary J. Blige in 'Rock of Ages'

Soul diva will play character Justice Charlier in film version of Broadway hit 'Rock of Ages.'

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Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Will Be "Together Again" on HBO in September by Michael Gioia

"Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again," an hour-long special featuring the two entertainment legends in conversation onstage before a live audience, is set to air Sept. 9 on H…

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2011 Freddie G Theatre Experience Highlights by Music Theatre International

2011 Freddie G Theatre Experience Highlights Following are the eight teachers attending the Broadway Welcomes America's Teachers at the 2nd Annual Freddie G Theatre Experience John…

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Williamstown Announces Casting for She Stoops to Conquer, Featuring Brooks Ashmanskas by Adam Hetrick

Casting is now complete for the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of She Stoops to Conquer, starring Brooks Ashmanskas, Richard Easton, Kristine Nielsen and Paxton Whitehead, which wi…

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Hosts Talk Backs with Aaron Tveit, 7/21 & 8/4

On Thursday, July 21, and Thursday, August 4 audience members at the new, Tony Award Nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will get the chance to chat up the young star Aaron Tveit,…

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Kevin Blake, Paul C. Vogt Set for Falcon Theatre's Laurel and Hardy by Andy Propst

Kevin Blake will play Stan Laurel and Paul C. Vogt will play Oliver Hardy in Tom McGrath's Laurel and Hardy, to run August 31 - October 2 at the Falcon Theatre. Dimitri Toscas will dir…

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Blog: Jo Caird: Tuition Fee Increases - a Death Knell for Diversity

The Office for Fair Access last week released details of the higher education institutions that will be charging the new maximum fees of £9,000 per year from the 2012/2013 academic yea…

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News: Oliviers Move to Opera House & Later Date, 15 Apr

As previously tipped, the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, the UK’s equivalent of the Tony Awards, will be held at the Royal Opera House for the first time in their 36-year history. The star…

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Audra McDonald Will Sing at New York State’s First Gay Marriage by Michael C. Gioia

Broadway stars are celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State—including Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime). According to the performe…

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Psycho Clan to Present Nightmare: Fairy Tales by Dan Bacalzo

Psycho Clan will present Nightmare: Fairy Tales, the latest installment of its haunted house experience, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, September 29-November 5. Under the direc…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Matinee Morning with Spider-Man's Matthew James Thomas by Matthew Blank

Matthew James Thomas, who stars as Peter Parker at certain performances of Broadway's Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, takes readers through his early-day routine prior to and …

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Batman Live show on track after crash by Ian Youngs

The story of Batman has been told on stage for the first time at the premiere of an arena show that could tour the world for the next five years.

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On-the-Scene Photo Coverage of Ghost's Lavish London Opening Night by Bruce Glikas

In an opening night worth crossing the pond for, the musical adaptation of Ghost made its official bow on July 19 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Featuring a score by Dave Stewart and …

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Broadway's Rising Stars Showed Some Impressive Talent to Watch by Suzanna Bowling

My favorite event to attend and write about is "Broadway Rising Stars" which takes place at The Town Hall each July. Creator/writer/host Scott Siegel's "Broadway Rising Stars" is one of his …

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Robert Aubry Davis to Star in Signature Theatre's Hairspray by Dan Bacalzo

National radio host Robert Aubry Davis will star as Edna Turnblad in the Signature Theatre's production of Hairspray, to run November 21-January 29. Eric Schaeffer will direct. Based o…

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Catch Me If You Can Will Offer "Ask Aaron" Post-Show Talkbacks Beginning July 21 by Michael Gioia

Catch Me If You Can, the 2011 Tony Award-nominated musical, will host "Ask Aaron," a post-show talkback and Q&A with the show's star Aaron Tveit, following the July 21 and …

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"Avenue Q" Couple To Exchange Vows Sunday

A pair of puppets from the musical "Avenue Q" will be among the couples tying the knot this weekend as the state's new same-sex marriage law takes effect.

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PHOTO FLASH: Hair Cast Members Perform at Borders Columbus Circle by Dan Bacalzo

Cast members from the Broadway production of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical performed at Borders Columbus Circle on Tuesday, July 19. The event was part of a book signing with E…

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STAGE TUBE: MORMON'S Rory O'Malley Talks Givenik and Broadway Impact! recently launched the Givenik Ambassadors program. Through the website as part of the program, cast members of hit shows are able to discuss the causes and charities they support…

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Michael Kosarin, David Holcenberg, et al. Join NEWSIES Creative Team!

Paper Mill Playhouse has just announced the full creative team behind its season opener, the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Featuring music by eight-time Academy Award-winn…

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Radio Host Robert Aubrey Davis to Lead Signature's HAIRSPRAY this Winter

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre has announced that national radio host Robert Aubry Davis WETA's Around Town and SiriusXM Radio will be making his stage debut, playing the iconic ro…

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Berkeley Rep to Feature Rita Moreno in LIFE WITHOUT MAKEUP, 9/7-10/30

In September, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its new season with the world premiere of Rita Moreno Life Without Makeup, a captivating new show created specifical…

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Beatles Tribute Show Rain Will Dry Up on Broadway July 31 by

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway will play its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on July 31, 2011, well ahead of the previously announced closing date of September 4…

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Susan Anton Joins Harvey Fierstein, Marissa Jaret Winokur, et al. in Hollywood Bowl's HAIRSPRAY

Susan Anton is announced to join the cast of HAIRSPRAY at the Hollywood Bowl as Velma Von Tussle. The production reunites the original Broadway stars Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winok…

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PHOTO CALL: Ghost - the Musical Opens in London by Matthew Blank

Ghost – the Musical, the West End's new stage version of the Academy Award-winning 1990 non-musical film, opened officially at the Piccadilly Theatre July 19.

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de'Adre Aziza: 15 Things You Never Knew About Me

Get to know Tony Award nominee de'Adre Aziza with 15 fun facts!

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PLAYBILL BACKSTAGE: Peeking Behind the Scenes at the RSC's Residency in NYC

Royal Shakespeare Company actor Richard Katz takes Playbill readers on a backstage tour of the famed company's summer repertory venue at Manhattan's Park Avenue Armory. Walking through the b…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Guest Judge on Tonight's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

Broadway favorite Neil Patrick Harris is set to join the panel of judges on tonight's episode of 'So You Think You Can Dance,' when the top 10 get to dance along with this season's all-stars.

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Meg Tilly’s comeback lights up Victoria theatre by Richard Ouzounian

Brian Richmond’s Blue Bridge Repertory theatre scores big with Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Aaron Tveit Set for Talkbacks at Broadway's Catch Me If You Can by Dan Bacalzo

Catch Me If You Can star Aaron Tveit will participate in on stage post-show talk backs and Q&As following the July 21 and August 4 performances of the Broadway musical, which performs at…

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Photo Flash: GHOST THE MUSICAL Opening Night Red Carpet!

Last Night, Tuesday 19 July, Ghost the Musical opened in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre where guests included McFly, JLS, Kimberly Walsh, Rochelle Wiseman, Joe McElderry, Lord and La…

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Complete Cast Announced for West End's Cool Hand Luke, Starring Marc Warren by Michael Gioia

Marc Warren (West End's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice) will star in Cool Hand Luke, a new stage adaptation of Donn Pearce’s 1965 novel  of the same name, beginning Sept. 2…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Characters vs. PlotTwo playwriting elements enter, one playwriting element leaves! No, not quite Thunderdome.I was thinking about the writing difficulties I've had lately with two plays tha…

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Traces Will Perform on July 20 Broadcast of "America’s Got Talent" by Michael C. Gioia

Traces, the acrobatic theatre show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, will perform on the NBC reality series “America’s Got Talent” July 20 at 9 PM ET. Traces will mak…

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Susan Anton Signs on For Hollywood Bowl's Hairspray by

The upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray has found its Miss Baltimore Crabs. Susan Anton will play the role of Velma Von Tussle when the show plays the Los Angeles venue from Augu…

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Christopher Gattelli to Choreograph Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Propst

Christopher Gattelli will choreograph the new Disney stage musical, Newsies, to run September 15-October 16, with an opening on September 25, at the Paper Mill Playhouse. As previously annou…

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Anthony Rapp, Sam Underwood, et al. Set for 3D HAMLET

Anthony Rapp, Scott Adist, Jon McCormick, Nicola Murphy, Spencer Aste, Jeffrey Omura, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Walker and Sam Underwood are set to star in '3D Hamlet A Lost Generation.' T…

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Newhaven Cormorant! – review by Lyn Gardner

Newhaven, SussexStreet theatre brings communities together, and no more so than in down-at-heel Newhaven, once the gateway to Europe. That heritage – and the town's future – were celebra…

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A gem of an exhibit by Joseph P. Kahn

Q. What is the new exhibit’s organizing principle? A. The museum has about 11,000 pieces of jewelry, the oldest dating back to 2400 B.C. The goal is to highlight our own collection, in…

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Jeff Calhoun Will Direct Paper Mill Newsies; Creative Team Announced by Andrew Gans

Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, who will be represented on Broadway later this season with Bonnie & Clyde, will direct the Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming production of the new Disney sta…

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Jeff Calhoun to Direct and Christopher Gattelli to Choreograph Newsies; Creative Team Complete by Andrew Gans

Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, who will be represented on Broadway later this season with Bonnie & Clyde, will direct the Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming production of the new Disney sta…

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As You Like It – review by Alfred Hickling

Grosvenor Park, ChesterNow in its second year, Chester's Grosvenor Park company has rapidly established itself as an attractive, northern alternative to the Globe and Regent's Park. Of cours…

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Chip Zien to Host Broadway in the Berkshires; Rachel de Benedet and More to Perform by Adam Hetrick

Chip Zien will host Broadway in the Berkshires, an Aug. 15 benefit for Shakespeare & Company's educational programs, which will feature Rachel de Benedet and Peter Mazurowski.

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Interview | Joey McKneely - Dance - Time Out Chicago by Zachary Whittenburg

In stewarding the choreography of Jerome Robbins, West Side Story’s dance director balances preservation and relevance.

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PHOTO FLASH: Caissie Levy, Dave Stewart, Summer Strallen, Matthew Warchus et al. at Opening of Ghost the Musical by Dan Bacalzo

Ghost the Musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on Tuesday, July 19. Matthew Warchus has directed the production. Opening night guests included Jerry Zucker, who directed the f…

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Terry Monaghan obituary

Leading authority on jazz dance and co-founder of the Jiving Lindy HoppersTerry Monaghan, who has died aged 67 from a brain tumour, was the co-founder of the award-winning dance co…

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Cynthia Nixon returning to Broadway in Margaret Edson's 'Wit' by David Ng

'Wit' coming to Broadway with Cynthia Nixon

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Cynthia Nixon to star on Broadway in 'Wit'

Cynthia Nixon will be returning to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Wit." Producers said Wednesday that the Tony and Emmy award winner will star in Margaret Edson's play about a …

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Susan Anton to Join Harvey Fierstein, Nick Jonas, John Stamos, Marissa Jaret Winokur, et al. in Hollywood Bowl's Hairspray by Andy Propst

Susan Anton will play Velma von Tussle in Hairspray, to run August 5-7. Jerry Mitchell will direct and choreograph the production, which will have musical direction by Lon Hoyt. Anton has …

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Susan Anton Joins Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

Gloden Globe Award nominee Susan Anton will recall her days as Miss Baltimore Crabs in the Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray, starring Tony Award-winning Broadway originals Harvey Fiers…

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Cynthia Nixon to star on Broadway in 'Wit'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cynthia Nixon will be returning to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Wit."...

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Latino Cultural Festival Celebrates Diversity in Queens

Diversity is part of the mix in Queens, a borough where 47 percent of the population is foreign-born, according to U.S. Census data, and where an oven-warmed Colombian pandebono is easier to…

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10 Theater Things We’re Totally Fangirling This Summer by Lucky

Steel Burkhardt Big freaking surprise here, right? The Mick loves him, we know this. But this summer (of love) he’s back on Broadway in Hair, and, dare we say it… giving his Broadway pre…

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What If…Archival Recordings Played A Role In Theatre Education? by Richard Stucker

( Learn more about the What If…? Project and what comes next) What if the unions allowed regional theatres to use their archival recordings in their on-site theatre classes? First of al…

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ARTS POLICY: Protecting the Performers by Culturefuture

An absolute must-read:I recently talked with Carole Swann, an actor currently recovering from a violent accident, which resulted in a broken humerus bone, incurred while rehearsing a play. W…

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Patina Miller, Victoria Clark & More Share a Sweet Sister Act Celebration! by

The sequins of Sister Act seemed to have a little extra sparkle on July 19, when the high-spirited, disco-riffic musical celebrated its 100th performance! In honor of the milestone, the show…

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Lewis Wilkenfeld Holds the Reins at Cabrillo Music Theatre by Steve Julian

Cabrillo Musc Theatre occupies a venue that Cabrillo artistic director Lewis Wilkenfeld describes as the largest theatrical house between Los Angeles and San Francisco -- the 1,800-seat Kavl…

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A new season at Theater Wit

Theater Wit, a small Equity company on Chicago's North Side, has anounced its 2012 season. There are no shows this fall.

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Nixon leads Broadway 'Wit'

Legit News: Meadow to direct MTC production -- Cynthia Nixon will topline a Broadway production of "Wit" this winter as part of the Rialto lineup from Gotham nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club.

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Influences: Actress Anna Deavere Smith by David Ng

Let Me Down Easy," at the Broad Stage through July 31, is Anna Deveare Smith's exploration of the nation's healthcare crisis.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)

Cynthia Nixon Returns to Broadway in WIT at MTC, Jan. 2012; THE COLUMNIST Delayed

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced that Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon will return to MTC to star in the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play WIT by Margaret…

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Prospect Theatre Company Announces Casting for Summer Musical Lab Performances by Andy Propst

Prospect Theater Company has announced casting for the two pieces that it will present in repertory as part of its Summer Musical Lab, to run July 27-31 in the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row…

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Cynthia Nixon to Star in MTC's Broadway Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner Wit by

Tony and Emmy winner Cynthia Nixon will return to the Broadway stage to play poetry professor Vivian Bearing in Wit, Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Manhattan Theatre Clu…

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Arts: the week ahead

THEATER MATT & BEN The script for ‘‘Good Will Hunting’’ falls from the heavens in this enjoyably antic spoof of our local lads by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers, sta…

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Unnatural Acts Gets Final Extension at Off-Broadway's Classic Stage by Kenneth Jones

Classic Stage Company was able to slightly alter the schedule for an upcoming summer rental to allow for the one additional week of the popular, highly theatrical docudrama Unnatural Acts, a…

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Mamie Gummer, Benjamin Walker Wed by Andy Propst

Mamie Gummer and Benjamin Walker were married in a ceremony in Connecticut on Saturday, July 16, according to a report on The couple had announced their engagement last October.…

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In the Penal Colony by The Tyro Theatre Critic

An adaptation of Kafka's "In the Penal Colony" performed entirely in Arabic. I can see why this wasn't a hot ticket. A pity really as Shiber Hur's production is terrific. In some regards its…

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Brooks Ashmanskas, Mia Barron, Kristine Nielsen, et al. Set for Williamstown's She Stoops to Conquer by Dan Bacalzo

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced full cast and creative team information for its production of She Stoops to Conquer, to play the Main Stage, July 27-August 7. Nicholas Martin wil…

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Gay Marriage Comes to Avenue Q! Puppets Rod and Ricky to Wed by

Wedding bells will ring over at off-Broadway's Avenue Q on July 24. To celebrate the first day same-sex couples can legally marry in New York, the show's puppet characters Rod and Ri…

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London Theater Journal: Familiar, but Far From Haunting by Ben Brantley

Neither "Ghost," a musical based on the 1990 movie, nor a re-imagining of "A Woman Killed With Kindness," on stage in London, offer much for audiences to latch on to and take with them.

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AVENUE Q Same-Sex Puppets Rod & Ricky to Get Hitched, 7/24

Rod and Ricky, the same-sex puppets from the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q, are engaged to be married and will tie the knot on Sunday, July 24, 2011 -- the first day same-sex couples c…

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Review: Around the World in 80 Days (Fox Valley Rep) by Scotty Zacher

Though questionably stretched to fit into two full acts, for most of the journey the ensemble's charm supplies just enough mileage to make "Around the World" a worthy trip.

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Bradley Cooper Signs on for PARADISE LOST Film

According to published reports, Broadway veteran Bradley Cooper will star in the upcoming film, Paradise Lost, directed by Alex Proyas. Cooper will play Lucifer in this film adaptation of Jo…

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REVIEW: Bubble & Squeak by CultureFuture

Pipeline Productions and Samuel French's Off-Off Broadway FestivalpresentBUBBLE & SQUEAKBefore I sat down to write this review, I got quite heartening news that Bubble & Squeak had a…

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Slow economy, fewer productions stall Broadway ticket sales by Tim Fraser

Heading for the summer doldrums, there were only 25 productions on the Great White Way last week, four of which are plays. Despite the decreasing amount of shows, one less than previous week…

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Classical review: Kirill Gerstein at Toronto Summer Music by Arthur Kaptainis

Toronto Summer Music this year is dedicated to Beethoven and the Romantics, a broad theme that handily encompasses most of the music that pianists in particular love to play. How, then, to a…

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Cynthia Nixon Returns to MTC to Star in Broadway Premiere of WIT by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce that Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon will return to MTC to star in the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play WIT by Marg…

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Unnatural Acts Extends Through July 31 at Classic Stage Company by Andy Propst

Classic Stage Company and Plastic Theatre have extended their production Unnatural Acts through July 31. The work is conceived and directed by Tony Speciale. The play is inspired by real-l…

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Neil Patrick Harris Is a Guest Judge on July 20 "So You Think You Can Dance" by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actor Neil Patrick Harris will be a guest judge on the July 20 broadcast of Fox's reality competition, "So You Think Can You Dance."

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Chicago Stars Mary Ernster, John Reeger, Andrea Prestinario Will Populate IL My Fair Lady by Kenneth Jones

Jeff Award winner Andrea Prestinario will be Eliza Doolittle to Chicago Shakespeare Theater veteran Nathan M. Hosner as Henry Higgins in the new Chicago-area production of My Fair Lady this …

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Ask Jeff: Puzzles Answered and More by JK

Thank you, all of you, who take the time to write in your thoughts and questions.  And I'll answer one that I get all of the time: Do I actually read your comments and emails?  Wel…

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Cynthia Nixon to Star in 'Wit' on Broadway by Patrick Healy

Manhattan Theater Club announced on Wednesday that Cynthia Nixon, who won an Emmy as the uptight lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the HBO series, will play Professor Vivian Bearing in the first Broa…

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Cynthia Nixon to Star in Wit on Broadway by Andy Propst

Cynthia Nixon will star as Vivian Bearing in Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit, which will begin previews on January 5 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Thea…

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PHOTO CALL: Will and Anthony Nunziata Open at Feinstein's by Matthew Blank

Identical twin brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata returned to Feinstein's at Loews Regency July 19.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Ben Vereen Will Return to Jesus Christ Superstar in Houston by Adam Hetrick

Tony-winning Broadway veteran Ben Vereen, who received his first Tony Award nomination for playing biblical traitor Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, will return to the rock opera as Pilate i…

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Cynthia Nixon Will Star in Wit on Broadway; Lynne Meadow to Direct by Kenneth Jones

Manhattan Theatre Club will give Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit its Broadway premiere in January 2012, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon as a poetry pro…

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Benjamin Walker and Amanda Seyfried to Headline a Bus Stop Reading Rumored For Broadway by

Benjamin Walker and Amanda Seyfried will star in an A-list staged reading of William Inge’s Bus Stop in August, according to the New York Post. Directed by Scott Ellis and produced by …

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HAIR to Hold Broadway Impact Be-In at Rockwood Music Hall, 7/24

New York's Public Theater Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director and Joey Parnes have announced that cast members from the critically acclaimed first national tour of HAIR The American Tribal Love-…

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PHOTO FLASH: Bebe Neuwirth, Paul Taylor Dance Company, et al. at Fire Island Dance Festival by Brian Scott Lipton

The Fire Island Dance Festival 17, an outdoor celebration of dance, was held at Fire Island Pines on July 15-17. The event raised $340,445 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadw…

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Fun With Commenting by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Karina Fernicola Ikezoe in the lead role of Salome; photo courtesy of Black MoonMost of the big dailies' websites allow commenting on their reviews, and most theater reviews receive few comm…

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From What If to What Next by August Schulenburg

Leading up to our 2011 National Conference, we hosted a number of thoughtful essays imagining the future of theatre,These posts ranged from What If Disaster Relief Included An Arts Component…

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Jason Michael Snow, Jim Stanek Join Cast of NAUGHTY/NICE Benefit, 7/25

On Monday, July 25, 2011, ASTEP, a nonprofit organization that uses the arts as a tool to foster creativity, teach life skills, and awaken young people's imaginations around the world, prese…

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‘Ragtime’ still needs one small boy by Elizabeth Maupin

Here’s a note from Don Hopkinson, musical director of Ragtime in Concert: Still seeking a young male actor to portray Little Boy in Ragtime in Concert. Age 9- 12, vocalizing to a mid-s…

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Catch a sneak peek of FOLLIES, now on Broadway! by Follies on Broadway

Catch a sneak peek of FOLLIES, now on Broadway! The LEGENDARY CLASSIC RETURNS to the street where DREAMS ARE BORN. The Kennedy Center's lavish and landmark new staging of James Goldman …

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Lisa Lampanelli Discusses Musicals, Broadway and Upcoming One-Woman Show by Adam Hetrick

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, who is collaborating with one-man show guru Alan Zweibel on a new solo evening, hopes to make her Broadway debut during the 2013 season.

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Music For Silenced Voices by Chloe Veltman

Just finished reading Wendy Lesser's luminous book about Shostakovich's string quartets, Music for Silenced Voices. I recommend this to anyone who wants a starting point into the composer's …

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Avenue Q’s Same-Sex Puppets Rod and Ricky Will Tie the Knot; Engagement Photo Released (Photo) by Michael C. Gioia

Avenue Q producers have announced that Rod and Ricky, the same-sex puppets from the Tony Award-winning musical, are engaged and will tie the knot July 24—the first day same-sex couples can…

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Pilobolus, Joyce Theater, New York

Seraph was cute, but it did not require a dancer. Any bare-chested man capable of crouching and standing on two feet would have sufficed

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Stage Adaptation of Horror Classic The Exorcist in the Works by

A stage adaptation of the horror novel and film The Exorcist is in development from producer Ben Sprecher, according to The New York Post. “It’ll try out at L.A.’s Geffen P…

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STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe and Potter Cast Say Goodbye on Last Day of Filming

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, has set the new record for the best opening weekend in movie history after earning 168.6 million, according to published reports. In the video be…

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NY Gay Marriage Comes to Avenue Q by The Playgoer

New York State's new Gay Marriage law will change countless lives in the NYC theatre community for the better. But perhaps none more so than these two troopers: AVENUE Q's same-sex puppets …

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Scott Adsit, Anthony Rapp, Sam Underwood, et al. Set for 3D Hamlet by Brian Scott Lipton

3D Hamlet: A Lost Generation, a multimedia distillation of Shakespeare's play, will be presented by Fundamental Theater Project at The Irish Arts Center, July 21-24.The production will …

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Tovah Feldshuh to Offer Aging Is Optional at Cape May Stage by Andy Propst

Tovah Feldshuh will premiere her new one-woman show Aging Is Optional with a single performance at Cape May Stage's Robert Shackleton Playhouse on August 8 at 8pm. Feldshuh earned To…

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Megan Hilty to Attend DOROTHY OF OZ Panel at Comic Con, 7/23

Megan Hilty will be in attendance at Comic Con International this weekend in San Diego. As part of the cast of the upcoming animated film Dorothy of OZ, Megan will be appearing at the panel …

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Benjamin Walker, Amanda Seyfried, Shuler Hensley Lead BUS STOP Reading Next Month; Is Broadway Next?

Michael Reidel reports in the New York Post this morning that Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson star Benjamin Walker will be back in the New York theater loop when he leads a reading of Bus Stop …

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Ben Stiller to Direct WALTER MITTY Film

Stage and screen star Ben Stiller, who waspreviously announced to star in 20th Century Fox's remake of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' will also direct the project, according to Variety.

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New Steve Barton (PHANTOM) Memorial Website Launched

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Steve Barton's passing on July 21st, 2011, Stage Door Records have collaborated with his wife Denny Berry-Barton to develop an online memorial tribute…

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PHOTO CALL: Sister Act Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway by Matthew Blank

Tony Award nominees Patina Miller and Victoria Clark and the cast of Sister Act celebrated 100 performances at the Broadway Theatre the evening of July 19.

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John W. Engeman Theater to Present A Wonderful Life by Brian Scott Lipton

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport will present the musical A Wonderful Life, November 25-January 15. The show will replace the previously announced production of The Music Man. Castin…

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Blog: Jo Caird: Tuition Fee Increases – a Death Knell for Diversity

The Office for Fair Access last week released details of the higher education institutions that will be charging the new maximum fees of £9,000 per year from the 2012/2013 academic yea…

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NYC Engagement of Berenstain Bears LIVE! Show Extends Through October 30 by Dan Bacalzo

The New York City engagement of The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical, at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, has extended its run, and will now close on October 30. …

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Marc Warren to Star in London Stage Adaptation of Cool Hand Luke by

Marc Warren (Hustle, Mad Dogs) will play the title role in a new stage adaptation of Cool Hand Luke, which will have its world premiere at London’s Aldwych Theatre. The play, written b…

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Doctoring Chekhov by Thomas Garvey

Most of the cast of The Good Doctor.The fringe scene is enduring a blow right now: the Independent Drama Society, which has offered consistently high-quality productions over the past t…

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Atlantic Theater Company Announces 2011-2012 Season by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Ethan Coen and Neil Pepe Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce its 2011-2012 season productions, featuring world pre…

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Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, et al. Set for PBS Tribute to Ed Sullivan Show by Dan Bacalzo

Mary Tyler Moore will host Ed Sullivan's Comedy Legends, a tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show, to be broadcast by PBS beginning on August 6. The retrospective will feature poignant new re…

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BroadwayWorld Presents This Week's Restaurant Pick of the Week- THE WATER CLUB

Looking for a place to dine before or after your show Check in weekly as we highlight some of our favorite spots. You can also head on over to the BroadwayWorld Restaurant Guide for a full…

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North Shore Footloose to Feature John Jeffrey Martin, Chelsea Morgan Stock, George Dvorsky, Maureen Brennan by Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for the North Shore Music Theatre's upcoming production of the musical Footloose, based on the 1984 film of the same name.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)

What’s Better: A Static Landing Page, or Your Blog? by Rebecca Coleman

The other day, Mary posted this question on my Facebook page: So, Mary, this one’s for you. I did a bunch of highly unscientific research, namely, I put Mary’s question out to my…

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PHOTO FLASH: Sister Act Celebrates 100th Performance on Broadway by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, July 19, the Broadway production of Sister Act the Musical celebrated their 100th performance at the Broadway Theatre Jerry Zaks directed the musical, based on the hit film of t…

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Victory: Choices in Reaction by StageGrade

Are critics claiming "Victory: Choices in Reaction"?

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Givenik Ambassador and Mormon Star Rory O’Malley Talks Broadway Impact (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

2011 Tony Award nominee Rory O’Malley, who currently stars in The Book of Mormon, is also a co-founder of Broadway Impact,  which celebrates and educates others on equality. Here, O&#…

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Hair Cast to Hold Be-In as Benefit for Broadway Impact by Dan Bacalzo

The cast of the current Broadway run of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, performing at the St. James Theatre, will host a "Be-In" performance to benefit Broadway Impact…

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PHOTO CALL: Hit Oklahoma! Production Returns to Arena Stage; New Photos by Lucas Lilieholm

Arena Stage's in-the-round production of Oklahoma!, the sold-out revival that inaugurated Arena's new multimillion dollar Mead Center for American Theater last fall, is back for seco…

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Paradox Marketing Plan #3 - The Time Factor by Adam Thurman

Time is one of the most vital, but unappreciated, marketing factors. Great ideas fall apart because they were not given the time they needed to full develop. So, once you have set your goals…

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Alice in Wonderland Will Play Open-Ended Run at SoHo Playhouse by Andrew Gans

The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland begins an open-ended run at The SoHo Playhouse July 30.

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Review: A Strange and Separate People by Dan Bacalzo

Jon Marans' provocative but labored new play looks at the largely unexplored intersection of sexuality and Orthodox Judaism.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Arts & Leisure: At the Theater, You Can Feel the Connection by Ben Brantley

Plays in London this summer have startling moments in which they connect with us in ways that feel almost embarrassingly intimate.

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Calling all artists with something to say! by Michael Roderick

So earlier in the week I put up a bunch of videos from the TED talks and Matthew Putman (one of my readers) took the time to point out how large TED has become and how expensive it all is...

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Playwright Penelope Skinner on The Village Bike by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: PENELOPE SKINNER The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about her new Royal Court play, The Village Bike, which explores the sex lives of a couple who have just moved into the countr…

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The Ashfords Will Say I Do! I Do! in Sacramento by Andrew Gans has learned casting for the Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical I Do! I Do!, the sixth of the seven musicals that comprise the famed Music Circus summer season at the Wells Fargo P…

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Obamas Got Wicked Again at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Andrew Gans

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia spent the evening of July 15 in the Presidential Box at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, catching a perfo…

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A Coat of Many Colours by The Really Useful Group

A Coat of Many Colours The staff and students at Greenwood Primary School, Tim Rice, Philip Schofield, Donny Osmond, Abbotswood School's teacher Kathryn…

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Full Coverage: GHOST THE MUSICAL Opens - Photos & Reviews Roundup by BWW

Last Night, Tuesday 19 July, Ghost the Musical opened in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre where guests included McFly, JLS, Kimberly Walsh, Rochelle Wiseman, Joe McElderry, Lord and La…

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Lee Boardman, Lisa Eichhorn, Mark Warren, et al. Set for West End's Cool Hand Luke by Andy Propst

Complete casting has been announced for Emma Reeves' stage version of the movie Cool Hand Luke, which will begin performances on September 23 at the West End's Aldwych Theatre, in …

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Staged Reading of Bus Stop to Feature Benjamin Walker, Amanda Seyfried, Shuler Hensley by Andrew Gans

A starry reading of William Inge's Bus Stop will be presented next month.

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Bradley Cooper to Star in Paradise Lost Movie by Andy Propst

Bradley Cooper will play Lucifer in a movie version of the John Milton's Paradise Lost, according to a report in The Associated Press. Alex Proyas will direct the project. Milton&apos…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)

The Empty Spaces Or, How Theater Failed America by MIKE DAISEY

Seven years ago, I left Seattle for New York - I abandoned the garage theaters and local arts scene and friends and colleagues - because I was a coward. I'd already tried to sell out once, b…

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Sean Campion, Andrew Frame, Edward Franklin, et al. Set for Gate Theatre's Wittenberg by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced casting for David Davalos' Wittenberg, to run August 24-October 1 at The Gate Theatre. Christopher Haydon will direct the production. The comedy is set at W…

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When ET Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ben Demers

If aliens came to visit Earth, would we be proud of our world? James Levy’s joyful sci-fi rock opera puts humanity under the microscope as we observe first contact between a fading rock st…

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Theater audition: Beth Marshall seeks lead for ‘The Diviners’ by Elizabeth Maupin

Beth Marshall Presents is still looking for a young man to play the lead role of Buddy in The Diviners: Specific needs of the role: Male. (age range 14-21) MUST have look/feel of a younger h…

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Songs from Clockwork Orange musical to make UK debut by Sean Michaels

Previously unheard showtunes composed by author Anthony Burgess are said to recall West Side StorySongs from a musical adaptation of A Clockwork Orange are to be performed for the first time…

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A Piece of Pi by Jenn Larsen

There is no pie in A Piece of Pi. I feel it’s necessary to point this out, because after all, there are clowns. So one might expect some pie-throwing with a show title like that. Or so…

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Flux Sunday, July 17th by August Schulenburg

By August Schulenburg(What is Flux Sunday?)Our second Flux after the end of Ajax in Iraq was a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of day. We took on a ton of pages from Perse, reaching the climax of …

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Pilobolus, Joyce Theater, New York

The new strain of Pilobolus collaboration has tended to operate analogically – to depend on questions such as: what is the robot equivalent of acrobatic dance?

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BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)

"Master Class" Has a Lesson in Grade-A Acting by Jan Simpson

Some of the people in the audience were as attention-worthy as those onstage the night my theatergoing buddy Bill and I saw Master Class, the revival of Terrence McNally’s love letter to t…

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A Strange and Separate People by StageGrade

Are critics intrigued by "A Strange and Separate People"?

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News: Photos: Guildhall's Egyiawan Wins Spotlight Prize

Kurt Egyiawan, a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, has won the 2011 Spotlight Prize. Kirsty Oswald, a graduate of Rose Bruford College was awarded the was awarded t…

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Kristen Schaal gets in hot water with new Edinburgh Fringe show - Herald Scotland | Arts & Ents | Stage & Visual Arts by BARRY DIDCOCK

The first time Kristen Schaal performed in Edinburgh, she became famous in New York. Go figure, as they say over there. The stateside acclaim wasn’t for her 2007 Fringe show, however, thou…

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How did Murdoch and company perform on the world stage? by Alistair Beaton

Dramatic pauses, a clueless Greek chorus of MPs, a surprise interval ... there's nothing quite like the latest Murdoch production at Portcullis HouseRarely has a new work had such massive ad…

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Patrick & Me by Patrick Pho

Avenue Q asked the question, “What Do You Do With A B.A. In English?” Historian Anthony Cohen asks the audience a similar question, “What do you do with a history degree?&…

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Bette Midler accuses Lady Gaga of copying her act by Sean Michaels

Imitation not sincerest form of flattery as Lady Gaga claims ignorance of singer's mermaid-in-wheelchair routineWhen Lady Gaga dressed up as a mermaid in a wheelchair, it wasn't mermaids who…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)

A Woman Killed with Kindness by Lyn Gardner

Lyttelton, LondonWhen the curtain rises on Katie Mitchell's revival of Thomas Heywood's 1603 drama of property and marriage, adultery and revenge, it looks as if we might be in for one of th…

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Filichia on stage: A different coupling by Peter Filichia

Tidbits from the world of the New Jersey stage

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1st Night Photos: Levy & Fleeshman Haunt Piccadilly

Ghost the Musical opened last night (19 July 2011, previews from 24 June) with Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy starring alongside Andrew Langtree and Sharon D Clark in the screen-to-stage…

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I Believe... by Don Hall

...that every relationship comes with its bag of weasels.(attributed to a friend of Joe's and paraphrased)...that among the worst parts of Navy Pier is that tourists walk around the place li…

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Filskit Theatre Blog: Live and Kicking – Live Streaming Theatre by Filskit Theatre

Cinema has gone 3D. The big blockbusters such as Transformers and Harry Potter use 3D visuals to surprise, shock and excite their audience. Smaller budget films such as TT3D and art history …

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)

1st Night Photos: Fleeshman Haunts Piccadilly

Ghost the Musical opened last night (19 July 2011, previews from 24 June) with Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy starring alongside Andrew Langtree and Sharon D Clark in the screen-to-stage…

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Review: The Jungle Book by Eleanor Turney

There was a lot to like about this production of The Jungle Book, mainly the parts that stayed truest to the magic of the book. However, writer Stuart Paterson and director Neal Foster have …

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Stars of the AVT #65: Michael Birch by Trav S. D.

This post is one of a series profiling the hundreds of performers I’ve presented through my American Vaudeville Theatre in celebration of its 15th anniversary. Don’t miss the American Va…

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Royal Shakespeare Company's New York summer of discontent by Jason Farago

New York went weak at the knees for the RSC before it arrived but its season has so far missed the markNew York is living through a moment of cultural reckoning. The American Folk Art Museum…

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Review Round-up: Ghost Reincarnated as Musical

Screen-to-stage musical Ghost the Musical opened at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre last night (19 July, previews from 24 June 2011) starring Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman and Sharon …

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Ashok Amritraj on Sidney Poitier in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'

You can't talk about Sidney Poitier's performance in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"—really, you can't talk about Sidney's entire career—without acknowledging the major historic…

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Chris Game on John Cazale in 'Dog Day Afternoon'

As Fredo, Cazale almost shrinks himself. The lips are thin, the mustache is thin, the clothes are too big. He embodies that chair like a praying mantis on his back, flailing on the ice, th…

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Leslie Jordan on Christina Pickles and Cynthia Harris in 'Cloud Nine'

It was a rainy Wednesday and I decided to check out a matinee of "Cloud Nine," a play described as "a cautionary expedition into the cuckooland of sexual role-playing." My life was forever …

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Great Performances

We asked respected industry professionals to share their favorite performances by an actor or a cast in a movie, TV series, or stage production. The response was tremendous.

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Blog: Whitehall Farce with the Murdochs

Ghost the Musical may have opened at last with its gala night, but the only show in town for most of us yesterday was the live television broadcast of the grilling of the Murdochs and Rebeka…

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William Esper on Alfred Lunt in 'The Visit'

Lunt filled his performance with the genuine inner agony that gave birth to his performance. I understood that in acting, no matter how vivid the external form, if it lacks inner content, …

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Terry Schreiber on Mark Rylance in 'La Bete' and 'Jerusalem'

Mark Rylance is an ideal example of what a stage actor should be. Not only is he truthful and courageous in his own character development; he is also generous and supportive to the actors …

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Nathan Fillion on Ralph Fiennes in 'Hamlet'

The whole stage available, he stood in the center, and while delivering Hamlet's monologue, he was still. Using only subtle expressions, and the power of his voice, he commanded an entire …

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Austin Pendleton on Uta Hagen in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

The most exciting evening I've had in the theater was a preview of the original production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and the most exciting aspect of that glorious production was…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Giancarlo Esposito on Bruno Ganz and Frank Langella in 'Unknown'

If you're an actor, watching a master teaches you how to be smoother, more honest, and more trusting. Sometimes when actors audition, we're a little too big, and we don't realize that bein…

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JoBeth Williams on Robert Duvall in 'Tender Mercies'

Robert Duvall's performance as Mac Sledge in "Tender Mercies" took my breath away and embodied what I consider the ultimate goal of an actor: to simply live in the skin of the character.

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Jane Anderson on Vanessa Redgrave in 'If These Walls Could Talk 2'

Vanessa Redgrave. Her work is metaphysical. I swear to God, when she drops into character, her molecules get rearranged.

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Ellyn Long Marshall on Michelle Rodriguez in 'Girlfight'

She carried "Girlfight" with believability and a relentless consistency that far surpassed that of many more-experienced actors.

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Review: A Woman Killed with Kindness ***

Katie Mitchell made her RSC debut with this play twenty years ago, the first time Thomas Heywood’s superb Jacobean domestic tragedy of two disastrous marriages in the English countrysi…

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Alan Mandell on Frances McDormand in 'Good People'

She was that character. There was something so vulnerable about her. She was so convincing, she made me actually squirm in my seat. It was like being a child again.

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Kathleen Chalfant on Lois Smith in 'East of Eden'

I wanted to be an actor, but that was mostly because I wanted to be in a Western and ride a horse and be kissed by the hero, so I'm not sure of the depth of my commitment until I saw Lois …

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Gil Cates on Laurence Olivier in 'Othello'

That performance of Olivier's was extraordinary. He lowered his voice literally a full octave. He was just magical. His voice was unlike any I've heard him have before, either in movies or…

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Justin Tanner on Gena Rowlands in 'A Woman Under the Influence'

Rowlands' performance as Mabel Longhetti is as ugly and clumsy as an actual life—so nakedly real that it hurts to watch. I remember thinking I had seen the greatest piece of acting e…

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Jamie Harris on Richard Harris in 'This Sporting Life'

My father's turn in "This Sporting Life" was a fantastic performance. He was an animal. He was a brooding man. The '60s really had that brooding, strong man.

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Richard Maltby Jr. on Zoe Caldwell in 'The Way of the World'

Zoe Caldwell, I never met you, but you changed my life. And isn't that what theater is all about, changing the lives of people you'll never meet?

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Octavia Spencer on Jessica Chastain in 'Jolene'

There are not many actresses who would consider playing a role with nudity, let alone a shy one. But Jessica was able to imbue the complex character with naïveté yet worldliness,…

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Howard Fine on the cast of 'Sophie's Choice'

I am inspired every time I watch "Sophie's Choice." It reminds me of what I love most about our profession. It demonstrates the intellectual, emotional, verbal, and physical talent of thre…

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Jim Wilhelm on D'Jamin Bartlett in 'A Little Night Music'

I had never heard anyone sing live like that before. It was a performance that stuck with me for many, many years, and it was that performance that really fostered my love of girl belters.

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Paul Doherty on Michael Jeter in 'Greater Tuna'

What Michael did never rang false or seemed contrived. His choices always were of the earth and more inspired than directed. It was these gifts that made his performances so deeply memorab…

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Duncan Stewart on Christine Ebersole in 'Grey Gardens'

Christine was more than an actor playing a part; she was actually inhabiting the character. I was fortunate enough to see both productions and the portrayal was always thrilling.

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Stars of the AVT #67: Robert Pinnock by Trav S. D.

This post is one of a series profiling the hundreds of performers I’ve presented through my American Vaudeville Theatre in celebration of its 15th anniversary. Don’t miss the American Va…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Neil LaBute on Jason Patric in 'After Dark,My Sweet'

Jason Patric was so amazing in "After Dark, My Sweet" that I watched the film, left the auditorium, went straight back to the box office and bought another ticket for the next performance.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)

An Evening With Will & Anthony Nunziata by Adaumbelle

On Tuesday, July 19, 2011, I had the pleasure of seeing "An Evening With Will & Anthony Nunziata" at Feinstein's at the Regency in NYC as well as conducting a post-show interview. Direct…

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Lynn Nottage, Christopher Shinn, John Logan, Simon Schama To Co-Author London's 9-11 Theater Piece

The three award-winning American playwrights, along with four British colleagues and well-known historian Simon Schama, are the writers " collaborating with director Rupert Goold on Decade, …

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London's Long, Long Tradition Of Pub Theatre

"Their lineage extends to the Restoration, when acting troupes took over empty dining rooms above pubs to perform plays of lewd material that went well with a pint. Later the Victorian-era m…

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Whistler in the Dark Theatre Announces 2011/2012 Season by Bethany Rickwald

Whistler in the Dark Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2011/2012 season, which will run October 27-June 2. Double, Double Toil and Trouble (October 27-November 19) will be a co-produ…

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Serve No Review Before It's Time by Erik Haagensen

"Gentlemen's agreement" is an archaic term that is nevertheless perfect for describing the unwritten contract between publications and theater producers known as the "review embargo."

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The West Side Story Choreography Manual

Joey McKneely, dance director for the show's recent Broadway revival: "West Side Story cannot be done without [Jerone Robbins's] original choreography: It's part of the structure ... So this…

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'Tonya & Nancy' rock opera real knee-slapper by Jenna Scherer

"Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera" is a lot like the scandal it's named for: a little lurid, a little tough to swallow...

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Catch Me If You Can Get's A Slice.

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TT: Snapshot

Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten perform Schubert's "Mein," from Die schöne Müllerin: (This is the latest in a weekly series...

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TT: Almanac

"I think greatness happens accidentally--that sometimes one can write a little tiny piece for children or for brass band or...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)

The Gods Must Be Crazy by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Show #67: Salty Towers, Thunderbird Theatre Company, July 10. By Sam Hurwitt There are plenty of companies that I follow because I feel I should keep informed …

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Info You Can Use: Shall I Pay Thee? by Joe

Our friends at the Non Profit Law Blog linked to a presentation intended to be a guide about compensated time for non-profits. The reason the presenter, Veneable LLP, this is so important is…

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Christmas in July! Naughty/Nice Musical Reading Snags Jim Stanek, Jason Michael Snow, Robin De Jesús by Adam Hetrick

Jim Stanek, of Broadway's Lestat and 1996's Forum, and Jason Michael Snow, of The Book of Mormon, complete the cast of adult actors playing misfit kids in a July 25 Manhattan benefit…

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The Berenstain Bears LIVE! Extends Limited New York Engagement Through October by Michael Gioia

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical, presented by Matt Murphy, has extended its New York City limited engagement and will now run through Oct. 30 at the Manhattan Movem…

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Will and Anthony Nunziata by Adaumbelle

Identical twin brothers, Will and Anthony Nunziata discuss their new cabaret show "An Evening With Will and Anthony Nunziata" at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, their Educational Outreach Prog…

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Shoshana Bean Musical Dear John Mayer Premieres in L.A. July 20 by Adam Hetrick

Dear John Mayer, a new musical by Broadway's Shoshana Bean and Eydie Faye, premieres July 20 as part of Los Angeles' Open Fist Theatre Company's First Look Festival.

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Lily Rabe and Josh Hamilton Enter A Doll's House at Williamstown July 20 by Adam Hetrick

Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, starring Tony Award nominee Lily Rabe as Nora and Josh Hamilton as Torvald, begins performances July 20 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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Patrick Carroll, Austin Lysy and Betsy Hogg Enter A Maze at Powerhouse Theater July 20 by Adam Hetrick

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's Powerhouse Theater production of Rob Handel's A Maze, directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park With George), begin…

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Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Sing Highlights of Boom! CD July 20 in NYC by Kenneth Jones

The Callaway sisters — Liz and Ann Hampton — will perform songs from and sign their new PS Classics live recording of Boom!, documenting their Birdland concert of baby-boom gener…

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Mamma Mia!'s Veronica J. Kuehn Joins Cast of Off-Broadway's Avenue Q July 20 by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical Avenue Q welcomes Veronica J. Kuehn to its cast at New World Stages July 20.

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Peter Scolari Is The Music Man at the Ogunquit Playhouse Beginning July 20 by Andrew Gans

Stage and screen star Peter Scolari ("Newhart," Out Of This World, Hairspray) heads the cast of the Ogunquit Playhouse's production of the classic musical The Music Man, which …

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Stanley Bahorek, Jill Abramovitz, Adam Monley Are Mormons, Mothers and Monsters, Opening July 20 by Andrew Gans

Barrington Stage Company's Musical Theatre Lab presents the world premiere of Mormons, Mothers and Monsters, a quirky new musical with book and lyrics by Sam Salmond and music by Will Ar…

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Today in Theatre History: JULY 20 by Ernio Hernandez and Doug Nevin, Robert Viagas

1961 Stop The World - I Want To Get Off opens tonight at the Queen's Theatre on London's West End. The musical, which follows the life of one man from birth to death, will run 485 p…

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