Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Danish director imports a well-played ballet buffet by Leigh Witchel

While the Republican candidates were duking it out in Arizona Wednesday night, Ballet Arizona visited New York for the first time — and it’s a group worthy of bipartisan support.The comp…

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Weak atmosphere eclipses astronomer’s tale by Elisabeth Vincentelli

If the skies had looked the way they do in Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo,” which just opened at Classic Stage Company, the famous Italian astronomer may never have looked up a telescope. I…

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An early spring for B’way by Michael Riedel

It’s February, but it feels like spring — and spring in theater land means activity. Some shows are in rehearsals, some in previews. Deals are being signed and the Tony Awards are starti…

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Joshua Henry, "Long Distance" by Stage-Rush

Joshua Henry, "Long Distance" Joshua Henry sings "Long Distance" during his solo concert at The Triad. February 20, 2012. From: StageRush Views: 29 1 ratings Time: …

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Alex Furber stars in War Horse in Toronto by Richard Ouzounian

War Horse is the first major professional role for Alex Furber of Toronto.

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The appeal of War Horse by Richard Ouzounian

As War Horse opens in Toronto, author Michael Morpurgo, and co-directors Tom Morris and Marianne Elliot talk about its emotional impact.

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AUTOBAHN • Soundstage Productions/R-S Theatrics by Andrea

A girl on her way home from rehab, an inappropriate trip to a cabin in the woods, and a series of pre-interpretations that turn "make-out" point into "break-up" point and then back again -- …

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Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham stargazes in Off-Broadway revival of Brecht  by Joe Dziemianowicz

In “Galileo,” the 17th-century Italian astronomer is described as “a man who cannot say no to old wine or a new idea.”

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Cabaret with Sandi Durell by Barry

                                                  MARCH IS CABARET MONTH!              Nellie MckayThe celebration of cabaret in New York City was …

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Joshua Henry, "Go Back Home" from Scottsboro Boys and "A Change Gonna Come" by Stage-Rush

Joshua Henry, "Go Back Home" from Scottsboro Boys and "A Change Gonna Come" Joshua Henry sings "Go Back Home" from The Scottsboro Boys and "A Change Gonna…

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Photo Flash: THE MAN IN BLACK Returns to Sydney Opera House by BroadwayWorld

THE MAN IN BLACK, with Australian Tex Perkins taking to the stage as Johnny Cash, will return for a strictly limited season at The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House from 10 to 22 April. Since it…

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A message from 6th graders in Greenwood, Texas by Sarah B. Roberts

My nephew Cody, who is in 7th grade, is a member of the Greenwood Leadership Organization ("GLO"). His 6th grade colleagues created this video for the Project Outreach category for Destinati…

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The Oscars Are Coming! Wait! They're (Almost) Here; Brian d'Arcy James on SMASH; Some Phantom with Your Popcorn; Mark Your Calendar by Ellis Nassour

For many years now, the Oscars have really strived for national and international diversity. And if you wanted diversity at the movies in 2011, you got it. The noms speak loudly for that div…

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Review: Galileo by Andy Propst

F. Murray Abraham stars in Brian Kulick's gently naturalistic staging of Bertolt Brecht's compelling drama about the famed astronomer at CSC.

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Theater Review: F. Murray Abraham in ‘Galileo’ at Classic Stage Company by Charles Isherwood

F. Murray Abraham stars in the Classic Stage Company’s revival of Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo,” about the conflict between champions of progress and the church in Renaissance Italy.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)


Scenes from the Classic Stage Company production.

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Mark Linn-Baker to Participate in CARIS' PEACE Talkback at Rubin Museum, 3/10 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway actor and producer Mark Linn-Baker will discuss the implications of short-term memory loss for an actor after the screening of Gaylen Ross's film Caris' Peace at the Rubin Museum on…

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Mark Moses to Appear on FAIRLY LEGAL by BroadwayWorld

USA's new season of Fairly Legal will feature guest appearances from Mark Moses and Meat Loaf, TV Line reports. The show enters its second season this spring and will also star Barry Shabaka…

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The Met Orchestrates Price Changes

Following Broadway's success with flexible ticket pricing, the Metropolitan Opera will adopt a new pricing system, boosting the cost of the most sought-after seats and lowering the cheapest …

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IDOL WATCH: The Complete Top 24 Revealed! by Kelsey Denette

Last night, we found out fourteen of the remaining forty contestants who will be performing next week as part of the top 24. Who'll complete that list Find out now

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Humdrum 'Galileo' stars undynamic Abraham

Depending on the time and the country, the 17th century science-versus-the-Church conflict in Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo" has been considered an allegory about the individual conscience again…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Emerald City Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Alexander and his friends sing their way through the day’s problems, with charming lyrics (Judith Viorst) and music (Shelly Markham), plus quirky choreography by the show’s director, Ern…

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War Horse comes to the Ahmanson Theatre by Center Theatre Group

War Horse comes to the Ahmanson Theatre As World War One begins, a young horse is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire and fate take…

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"SILENCE! The Musical" cast members perform at Barnes & Noble by Yahoo! News

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: "SILENCE! The Musical" cast members perform a piece from the "SILENCE! The Musical" Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington on February 23, 2012 in New…

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GALILEO - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"Walking into the Classic Stage Company these days is a lot like drifting through space. . . ."

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

SNL Maya Rudolph, Chris Brown, Oscars, DWTS Cast, Dance Moms, Q'Viva, Smash, Footloose by DanceOn

SNL Maya Rudolph, Chris Brown, Oscars, DWTS Cast, Dance Moms, Q'Viva, Smash, Footloose Maya Rudolph returns to Saturday Night Live to host. Chris Brown releases his new video, "Tu…

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Stephanie J. Block Set to Replace Sutton Foster in Anything Goes by

Stephanie J. Block will return to the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney. Block begins her run March 15, replacing current star Sutton Foster, who depa…

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She's 'De-Lovely' and She's Coming Back! Stephanie J. Block to Return to ANYTHING GOES March 15th by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company announced tonight that Stephanie J. Block will return as Reno Sweeney to the 2011 Tony Award winning musical comedy Anything Goes on March 15, 2012, replacing Sutt…

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Exhibition Review: ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’ at the Folger Shakespeare Library by Edward Rothstein

“Shakespeare’s Sisters,” a survey at the Folger Shakespeare Library spanning 200 years of largely unsung female writers, begins with examples from the Elizabethan era.

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Times Have Changed! Stephanie J. Block Is New "Reno" of Broadway's Anything Goes by Kenneth Jones

Stephanie J. Block, the game leading lady who stepped into the tap shoes of Sutton Foster in Anything Goes in fall 2011, when Foster was filming a TV pilot, will permanently take over the ro…

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Tongues wag to uncertain effect in ‘The Language Archive’ by Peter Marks

Not until the odd couple in knit caps and bewildered looks wander wide-eyed into “The Language Archive” does a sense of attenuation escape Julia Cho’s play, about the ramifications of …

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Edinburgh's Forest Fringe branches out

The Forest Fringe is putting down roots in London with a residency at the Gate. The tiny, not-for-profit hub started life in 2007, churning out free, round-the-clock experimental theatre in …

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Cultural Life: David Haig, actor

Theatre: I recently went to see a reading of a new play called 'Coalition'. It was a political satire about the present coalition government. Written by Tom Salinsky and Robert Khan, it was …

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Met abandons Bondy `Rigoletto' for Vegas version by Ronald Blum

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca" provoked intense booing when …

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Theater review: 'Candida' at Flight Theater at the Complex by Charlotte Stoudt

Think of it as "Downton Abbey" with a higher IQ.Think of it as "Downton Abbey" with a higher IQ.

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Footloose Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway - Dance Contest for Copy Signed by Blake Shelton by DanceOn

Footloose Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway - Dance Contest for Copy Signed by Blake Shelton Footloose is coming to Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on March 6, 2012 and we have a few free copies to giveaway -- i…

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Ken Ludwig and Jeffrey Hatcher Are 2012 Edgar Award Nominees for Their Mystery Plays by Kenneth Jones

Mystery Writers of America announced two theatrical titles as nominees for its annual Edgar Awards, honoring the best in mystery, thriller and crime literature and nonfiction across multiple…

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Steal This Idea: Your Next Multimedia Brochure by Trisha Mead

The Metropolitan Opera just posted their new online brochure, and it has a few clickable links to audio and video plus photos that make it look more like an edgy contemporary theatre than th…

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BAM to Screen Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea on March 23 by Brian Scott Lipton

BAMCinematek will present a special screening of Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea, adapted from the play by Terrence Rattigan, on March 15 as part of a retrospective of the film direct…

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From mists of time, "Brigadoon" charms in Littleton by Kurt Brighton

In the pantheon of human emotions, love must be considered the most magical of all. Cliches abound ascribing its magical powers: Love is blind; love conquers love conquers all; love is, of c…

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A Homecoming For Alvin Ailey's Artistic Director

Robert Battle started dancing as a ninth-grader at Northwestern Senior High School — a public school in one of Miami's poorest neighborhoods. "I think I work hard because I feel that I owe…

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Oscar nominees with stage roots

The first time New York noticed Viola Davis -- at least, the first time I noticed her -- she was playing Vera, the sometimes woman of a struggling blues musician in August Wilson's "Seven Gu…

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Early Plays based on Eugene O’Neill’s Glencairn Plays, Adapted and directed by Richard Maxwell¸ a Wooster Group and New York City Players Product by Yvonne Korshak

The three early one-act plays by O’Neill are moving and naturalistic, not melodramatic as I’ve seen them called elsewhere. In order to find this out, though, one has to look through this…

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Verdi goes to Vegas in the Met Opera’s  2012-13 season  by Joe Dziemianowicz

A Rat Pack “Rigoletto” is an intriguing gamble in the Metropolitan Opera’s new season.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Sing Out, Nina! Venus in Fur Star Nina Arianda 'Open' to Doing Musicals on Broadway by

After bursting onto the scene with star-making turns in the plays Born Yesterday and the current Venus in Fur, Nina Arianda is one of the most celebrated new dramatic actresses in town.…

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Latest Video News: Lindsay Pearce in Spring Awakening, Nick Jonas on cast album and much more! by TheaterMania

Latest Video News: Lindsay Pearce in Spring Awakening, Nick Jonas on cast album and much more! This week, TheaterMania reports on Lindsay Pearce in Spring Awakening, Meryl Streep and Julia …

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PHOTO CALL: Tracie Bennett Stars as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow by Matthew Blank

Judy Garland's final days will play out at the Belasco Theatre when the hit End of the Rainbow makes its Broadway debut there March 19, 2012. Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russel…

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Item World: Local news and views for 2/24

400 Bar T-shirt on stage. Plus a waffle-iron trophy.

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The Spring Broadway Season by Gil

The shows I'm looking forward to seeing this Spring:Evita: I've never seen a good production of this, and my general dislike for movie musicals means I've only seen pieces of the Madonna one…

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, February 23, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – Click on any hyperlinked  item for more inf…

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Metropolitan Opera Announces 2012-2013 Season by Brian Scott Lipton

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2012-2013 season, which will include new productions directed by Tony Award winners Bartlett Sher and Michael Mayer. Sher will direct the opening ni…

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Theater review: 'Candida' at Flight Theater at the Complex by Charlotte Stoudt

Charlotte Stoudt reviews the Chrysalis Stage revival of "Candida" at the Complex in Hollywood

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

Sleepless in Seattle is taking a nap and won't be available for its previously scheduled Pasadena Playhouse gig...Fountain and Deaf West theaters collaborate on a new version of Cyrano...Amy…

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David Frank, Birgit Huppuch Set for Folly Reading by Dan Bacalzo

David Frank and Birgit Huppuch will star in a reading of writer/director Jordan Buck's play, Folly, to be presented at Theater for the New City on Monday, March 5 at 7pm. In the play, …

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Dave Apollon by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Dave Apollon, the Yakov Smirnoff of the mandolin community (see my full bio here). Here he is with is swinging Fillipinos, performing “Sweet Sue” To find…

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Talking Science, Theater and 'Naked People' with F. Murray Abraham & the Cast of Galileo by

Doing justice to the story of a 17th century scientific luminary is a difficult task to begin with, but bringing it to life through the words of Bertolt Brecht is a theatrical challenge for …

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Words Without End by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Scorched, American Conservatory Theater. By Sam Hurwitt The primary selling point of Scorched is Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn’s return to his native…

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Photo Preview of Kathleen Chalfant, John Cunningham & Kate Turnbull in Painting Churches by

Tina Howe’s 1983 comedy Painting Churches is a beloved slice-of-WASP-life centering on an aging Boston couple and the artist daughter who has come home to paint their portrait and help…

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Spin City Starring Spider-Man’s Christina Sajous Episode 1: Fun with Broadway's 'Flying Black Girl' by’s newest video blogger Christina Sajous is ready to take you through the tangled webs backstage at the Foxwoods Theatre. In the first episode of Spin City: Behind the Scen…

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Gore Vidals THE BEST MAN begins previews on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. An official opening is set for Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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Well met by moonlight . . . by Thomas Garvey

Above and below are long-exposure photo mosaics of Japanese fireflies by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, taken outside his hometown of Okoyama City, Japan. These images have been lighting up the web of…

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For One Man, The Sword Is Mightier Than The Pen

Tony Gangi, aka The Amazing Human Head, is an aspiring sideshow performer from Massachusetts. He gave up a career in publishing to impale himself in a variety of ways, but couldn't have purs…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Take a First Look at the Sex, Food & Money-Fueled Farce One Man, Two Guvnors by

After finding huge success on the London stage, One Man, Two Guvnors, a fast-paced adaptation of the classic farce A Servant of Two Masters, is headed to Broadway, and we've got a f…

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Blair Underwood to Talk A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE On 'The Today Show' and 'Anderson' Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Blair Underwood, who begins rehearsals on Feb. 28 for the exciting new Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Mann, will appear on two nationally televised shows …

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Theater review: 'Private Lives' at GTC Burbank by F. Kathleen Foley

Noel Coward s "Private Lives" has been produced prolifically since it first hit the boards in 1930.Noel Coward s "Private Lives" has been produced prolifically since it first hit the boards …

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BWW Now Seeking Spring Interns from the West Coast! by BroadwayWorld, the largest theatre site on the internet, has just opened up new opportunities for interns to join the team this season from the West Coast Applicants should be industry e…

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Jesus Christ Superstar Takes to the Pulpit for an Exclusive Fan Concert

Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar cast members, including Paul Nolan (Jesus), Josh Young (Judas) and Lee Siegel (Simon), presented a special preview concert for fans at The Crypt at the…

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ArtsPower's Are You My Mother National Tour Comes to La Mirada Theatre by Robby Ritacco

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts will present ArtsPower's Are You My Mother? as part of their Programs for Young Audiences series. Performances will be held on Sunday, March 25…

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The David Dower Friday Phone Call – Morgan Jenness – Call # 9 by HowlRound

Phone Call #9:  Morgan Jenness Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit down with this call. It is a remarkable conversation with Morgan and I could have stayed on the line for hours. We talk ab…

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Seeing the Forest by David J. Loehr

I love Into the Woods. I love the music, I love the book, it’s one of my favorite musicals. So I’m more than a little nervous at the thought of Disney and Rob Marshall teaming up to brin…

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The Mint Extends Revival of Githa Sowerby's Rutherford & Son by Adam Hetrick

The Mint Theater Company revival of Githa Sowerby's Rutherford & Son, which reunites members of the original 2001 cast, has extended its run through April 8.

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'Odd Couple' at Village: bluster, but missing some of the bite

The production stars Charles Leggett as messy Oscar and Chris Ensweiler as tidy Felix, the mismatched roommates.

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'A Single Shard' at Seattle Children's Theatre

The play, based on the award-winning book by Linda Sue Park, runs through March 18.

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J. Bernard Calloway Returns to Broadway’s Memphis by

J. Bernard Calloway will return to Memphis as Delray beginning February 28 at the Shubert Theatre. Current star Christopher Jackson will play his final performance February 26. Callo…

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ArtsBeat: Spring Performance: What to Watch on Your Night Off by Steven McElroy

Broadway actors talk about which coming shows they'd like to see, even if they have to call in sick.

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"Three-Tear Plan" from Ethan Lipton's NO PLACE TO GO by The Public Theater

Music video by Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra performing "Three-Tear Plan" from NO PLACE TO GO. Featuring illustrations by Joe's Pub archival artist Michael Arthur.

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Stage spotlight: 'Stories I Can't Tell Mama'

Leslie Jordan brings his deadpan humor to town.

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Starcast: A Website Where Anyone Can Audition to Be the Next Channing Tatum

Screenshots courtesy of StarcastThe "best performances" screen on Starcast​Startups is a new column about new companies, big ideas and bold discoveries happening in the L.A. area. OK,…

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Joe’s Pub Whitney Houston Tribute Sold Out! by Suzanna Bowling

Joe's Pub Whitney Houston Tribute Sold Out!: In memory Whitney Houston and the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts a concert will be held at Joe’s Pub.

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Theater review: 'Private Lives' at GTC Burbank by Kathy Foley

F. Kathleen Foley reviews "Private Lives" at GTC Burbank.

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Sky Arts unveils biggest investment in new comedy and drama by Matthew Hemley

Emma Thompson is to play Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Jones will make his acting debut as part of a new strand of comedies and dramas to be broadcast on Sky Arts.

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Review: (Ottawa) 33 (A Kabarett) by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Toni Mustra)GhostsWeimar Germany as seen outside of Cabaretby Jim Murchison’33 (A Kabarett) is billed as a cabaret of ghosts. It is loosely based on the demise of a real life cab…

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Watch How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas Chat About Smash and a Jonas Brothers Reunion on Today by

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying star Nick Jonas plays an enterprising employee in the hit Broadway revival, and in real life, he’s just as ambitious. Jonas stopped by …

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Their own kind of music

A play about gay teens looking for acceptance -- and in love with the Mamas & the Papas -- is a timely entry for Theater Latté Da.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Armistead Maupin, Sister Roma to Host Gay Night at the Wax Museum Benefit by Bethany Rickwald

Armistead Maupin, Sister Roma, and Donna Sachet are to host Gay Night at the Wax Museum, an event to benefit REAF and Rainbow World Funs, March 10 at 8 pm at The Wax Museum at Fisherman&apos…

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Mark Linn-Baker Set for Talkback Following Screening of Caris' Peace by Dan Bacalzo

New York Stage and Film founder and Broadway veteran Mark Linn-Baker will participate in a talkback with Robert Landy following a screening of the film, Caris' Peace, at The Rubin Museu…

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Bullets Over Broadway ON Broadway by Michael Block

In the spirit of the Oscars this weekend, an Academy Award winning film is being prepped for the musical treatment. Woody Allen's 1994 hit "Bullets Over Broadway" is in the process of making…

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J. Bernard Calloway Will Return to Broadway's Memphis by Adam Hetrick

J. Bernard Calloway, who recently appeared in the Two River Theater Company staging of August Wilson's Jitney, will return to the Broadway production of Memphis Feb. 28.

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Poetry FAQ by Tim

Poetry FAQ By Wendy MacLeod on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: How do you know what a poem means? You decide what the poem means to you. But you are probably wrong. You are probably mis…

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Before he was the object of teen crushes as one-third of The Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas was a working child star on Broadway. He has now returned to his stage roots as the lead in the Broadw…

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Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Targets Broadway by David Rooney

The Oscar-winning 1994 crime caper will become the first of Woody Allen's films to get a screen-to-stage musical makeover.

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Jesus Christ Superstar Announces Student Rush Policy by Adam Hetrick

The acclaimed Stratford Theatre Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which arrives on Broadway March 1, will offer $27 student rush tickets.

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Dorrie Braun, Karen Deputy, and More Set for World Premiere of Jane Miller's Feedback by Robby Ritacco

Casting has been announced for The Lyric Theatre's world premiere production of Jane Miller's Feedback. Craig Jessen will direct, with performances running March 28-April 28, with …

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BWW TV: First Look - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Exclusive Fan Concert Preview! by BroadwayWorld TV

On Friday night, February 17th, cast members from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR performed a special secret fan preview concert for a few very lucky fans of the show. The concert featured some of th…

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Oscar Countdown! Top Five Stage Roles of Best Supporting Actor Nominee Christopher Plummer by Kathy Henderson

Five of Broadway’s finest actors are in the running for 2012 Academy Awards! In honor of their stellar work onscreen, is looking back at the most unforgettable stage roles…

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Million Dollar Quartet to Continue Through September 2 at Apollo Theatre by Andy Propst

Updated casting has been announced for the Chicago company of Million Dollar Quartet, playing at the Apollo Theatre. In addition, it has been announced that the production, directed by Eric…

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Meat Loaf, Mark Moses to Guest Star on USA's Fairly Legal by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Mark Moses and rock legend Meat Loaf will be among the guest stars on the new season of USA's Fairly Legal, according to The series stars Sarah Shahi …

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Greg Keller on Taxi Confessions & His Bumpy Road to Wit by Danica Daniel

Age & Hometown: “I didn’t hear the first question. That’s my jokey way of not answering”; New York City Current Role: Diagnosing patients as Dr. Jason Posner, …

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Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony Sheldon & More To Lend Their Voices to The Chorus Boy Chronicles by

Tony Award nominees Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher) are among the Broadway vets taking part in The Chorus Boy Chronicles, a s…

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J. Bernard Calloway Returns to Broadway's Memphis by Dan Bacalzo

J. Bernard Calloway will return to the Broadway production of Memphis, at the Shubert Theatre, beginning Tuesday, February 28. Calloway recently finished up a critically acclaimed run in Tw…

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Don't Cry for Me, Ahasuerus, With Jackie Hoffman and Seth Rudetsky, Will Play 92YTribeca by Adam Hetrick

Jackie Hoffman and Seth Rudetsky are teaming up for Don't Cry for Me, Ahasuerus, an off-color account of Queen Esther, which will play the 92YTribeca March 7.

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J. Bernard Calloway to Return to MEMPHIS, 2/28; Christopher Jackson Departs 2/26 by BroadwayWorld

The 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced today that original Broadway cast member J. Bernard Calloway will return to the company as Delray, following his performance in the…

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Save Over 30% on Final Performances of THE ROAD TO MECCA by Contests

Save Over 30 on Final Performances of THE ROAD TO MECCA playing through March 4.

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Big Doings by Chicago Plays

Uh-huh! Big doings ahead for the month of March. I wanted to give you all a heads up on some of the things coming together for March so you can get these dates on your calendars. Details wil…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway Heading to the Great White Way in 2013 by

A musical stage adaptation of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway is set to arrive on the Main Stem in 2013. Three-time Oscar winner Allen will pen the book for the crime comedy.&nb…

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Judy Kaye, Rita Moreno, Anna Deavere Smith Among SFBATCC Nominees by Brian Scott Lipton

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) have announced their nominees for outstanding achievement for 2011. The awards will be presented on April 2 at the Palace of Fine …

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Submissions for Summer Festival at The Brick Theater by NYTE Small Press

This item submitted by Roger Nasser, House Manager Brick Theater The Brick Theater invites you to participate in their Great Theater Experiment this summer, DEMOCRACY.  For more informa…

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Suburban theater for the week of Feb. 24 - March 1 by Kerry Reid

KERRY REID on what's on stage in Chicago's suburbs.

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Capitalism through the Trap Door in 'Dying Out'; fine acting in 'Orpheus' by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEWS: "They Are Dying Out" at Trap Door Theatre ★★★ and "Orpheus Descending" by Shattered Globe at Stage 773 ★★★ KERRY REID reviews "They Are …

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Northlight announces 2012-13 season by Chris Jones

Northlight Theatre, which performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, has announced its 2012-13 season. The slate features the previously announced production of Ne…

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Take your seats for these tryouts and Chicago productions

How important are pre-Broadway tryouts and dedicated Chicago productions to Chicago's cultural economy? Very. Especially since the business of touring theater has changed so very much.

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Woody Allen Adapting "Bullets Over Broadway" as Musical for 2013 Season by Adam Hetrick

A musical adaptation of Woody Allen's Academy Award-nominated film "Bullets Over Broadway," about a playwright whose first taste of success comes with mobsters and a domineerin…

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Thank goodness for people celebrating holidays that they don't celebrate by Luke Weidner

President's day. Most likely you didn't even think about a president all day. But quite a few people thought about broadway, as shows almost unanimously saw gross increases

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2012-13 Season Announcement by New York Philharmonic

2012-13 Season Announcement The announcement of the 2012-13 season, which took place February 22 and was Webcast live from The Greene Space. Participants include Music Director Alan Gilbert…

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Woody Allen to Write Book For Musical Adaptation of Bullets Over Broadway by Dan Bacalzo

Woody Allen will write the book for a new musical adaptation of his 1994 crime-comedy film, Bullets Over Broadway, which aims to arrive on Broadway in 2013. Bullets Over Broadway tells the …

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Colin Firth, Melissa Leo, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep to Present at 84th Annual Academy Awards by Andy Propst

An updated list of presenters has been announced for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, February 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and aired live on ABC-TV. Tony Awar…

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"February House": Sunday In The Parlor With George by Frank Rizzo

Premiere Of Gabriel Kahane-Seth Bockley NYC-Bound Musical At Long Wharf Theatre

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Favorites return in Seattle Shakes' 2012-13 season

SSC opens its Wooden O series opens in summer with "Twelfth Night" and "The Winter's Tale" at area parks, then has scheduled three more Bard-penned plays and one by Ibsen, performed indoors.

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James Carpinello Cast in Fox Medical Drama Pilot by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actor James Carpinello has signed on for Fox's upcoming Josh Berman-Rob Wright medical drama pilot, according to

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Sklar brothers: making sport of more than jocks by Garnet Fraser

Comedy/sports podcasters, in Toronto Saturday, built a following around 'Henderson' and 'Osbaldiston.'

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Announces Student Rush Policy by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has announced a Student Rush policy. Tickets for 27 will be available at the box office on the day of the performance, cash only with a vali…

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The new Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy Death of a Salesman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, is currently in previews at …

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Choreographer Crystal Pite Makes Dance About Us by Jeremy M. Barker

The Vancouver-based dance company Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM makes its New York debut with a limited engagement at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

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ArtsBeat: Woody Allen Taking 'Bullets Over Broadway' to Broadway by Patrick Healy

Woody Allen is adapting his 1994 film "Bullets Over Broadway" into a musical for Broadway.

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Broadway’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR announces Student Rush policy. Tickets for $27 will be available at the box office on the day of the performance. by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has announced a Student Rush policy.  Tickets for $27 will be available at the box office on the day of the performance, cash only with a v…

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Idina Menzel's Live Barefoot At The Symphony CD, DVD Set for March 6 Release by Andy Propst

Idina Menzel's new CD Live Barefoot At The Symphony will be released by Concord Records on March 6. The album was recorded at the Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto and …

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Woody Allen Adapting BULLETS OVER BROADWAY for the Stage! by BroadwayWorld

According to the NY Times, Woody Allen is busy adapting his 1994 movie 'Bullets Over Broadway' into a mucial for the Great White Way. Producers Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson are aimin…

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American Repertory Theater to Host Memorial Service for Director David Wheeler by Bethany Rickwald

The American Repertory Theater, in association with Harvard University Office for the Arts and StageSource, will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life and accomplishments of longtime…

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Condola Rashad will guest star on “Submissions Only” by Loganne

“Submissions Only,” a grassroots web sitcom that shows viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway, plans to continue in its second season and feature special guest stars Marc Kudish (9…

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Complete Casting Announced for Follies in Los Angeles, Starring Jan Maxwell & Victoria Clark by

Casting is complete for the upcoming Broadway-to-Los Angeles transfer of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical Follies. As previously announced, Broadway stars Jan Maxwell, Dann…

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In Basildon – review by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonBasildon has always been a key political barometer. But, although David Eldridge's riveting new play has its roots in this allegiance-shifting Essex town, he also uses it …

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Tony Butala, Marge Champion, Barbara Van Orden to Join Patty Farmer for The Persian Room Presents Q&A by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Butala, Marge Champion, and Barbara Van Orden will join author Patty Farmer for a Q&A and book signing in relation to The Persian Room Presents. As previously reported, the event wi…

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The Producer by St. Louis Magazine

Profile of Muny/Fox Theatricals producer Mike Isaacson

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Tony Vincent's THE VOICE Single Available on iTunes by BroadwayWorld

Earlier this week, Broadway vet Tony Vincent made his first appearance on NBC's singing competition THE VOICE, where he performed his on rendition of Queen's We Are the Champions. Mentor Cee…

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The Rant: The squawk about a squeak by Peter Marks

One afternoon, as I waited for the end of an intermission in one of Washington’s swankiest theaters, my daydreaming was interrupted by an usher. “Excuse me sir,” she said politely. “…

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Review: (Toronto) Obeah Opera by The Charlebois Post

l-r Bemnet Tekleyohannes, Joni NehRita, Nicole Brooks, Macomere Fifi and Saidah Baba Talibah (Photographer: Nation Cheong)Both Thought and EntertainmentThe magical Obeah Operaby Axel Va…

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Seeds starring Eric Peterson: Review by Robert Crew

Seeds at the Young Centre stars Eric Peterson as Percy Schmeiser, the Saskatchewan farmer who battle Monsanto.

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Magic/Bird Director Thomas Kail Named Creative Director of 2012 Webby Awards by Michael Gioia

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced that Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail and producer Andrew Fried have been named creative directors of the 16th annual Webby Awa…

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Directing Shakespeare: Working The Text by American Theatre Wing and SDCF

On April 28, 2001, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation invited NYU voice and dialect coach Deborah Hecht, Juilliard Chairman of Voice and Speech Ralph Zito, director Mark Lamos, ac…

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VIDEO FLASH: February 23 Theatermania News Minute by Tristan Fuge and Bethany Rickwald

This week, TheaterMania reports on Lindsay Pearce in Spring Awakening, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in the August: Osage County movie, Nick Jonas on the new How to Succeed in Business With…

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PHOTO FLASH: Nathan Lane Visits Marvell Rep Production of Professor Bernhardi by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane attended the Wednesday, February 22 matinee performance of Marvell Rep's Professor Bernhardi, at TBG Theatre, and greeted the cast afterwards on t…

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BWW TV: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 6 Trailer Featuring Marc Kudisch, Cass Morgan & More! by Submissions Only

Submissions Only, Broadway's favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, will continue in its second season this month with special guest stars Mark Kudish 9 to 5, The Apple Tree, Cass Morgan Memphis…

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Still Battling the Flu, Marin Mazzie Will Miss Feb. 23 Performance of Carrie by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Broadway favorite and three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie, who plays the religiously fanatical mother Margaret White in the current Off-Broadway production of Carrie, will miss the Feb. 23 …

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Kirsten Vangsness and Figure 8: Let the Sin Shine In by Darlene Donloe

Kirsten Vangsness plays an amateur porn star who represents lust in Phinneas Kiyomura's Figure 8 at Theatre of NOTE -- it's not the kind of play she wants her nieces to see. Nor is it a lucr…

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Full Cast Announced for Ahmanson's Follies, Starring Victoria Clark, Ron Raines by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for the Center Theatre Group presentation of Follies, to perform at the Ahmanson Theatre May 3-June 9, with an opening on May 9. The production, directed by E…

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The Diary of Anne Frank – review by Alfred Hickling

Theatre Royal, YorkAnne Frank expressed a desire for immortality through her writing; though you sometimes wonder what she would have made of the kind of immortality she has achieved. In the…

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In This House, a New Musical, Will Star Chuck Cooper, Brenda Pressley, Jeff Kready and Margo Seibert by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Jeff Kready, Brenda Pressley and Margo Seibert will star in the world premiere of the New Year's Eve-set chamber musical In This House by Two River Theate…

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LA FOLLIES Cast Complete; Jayne Houdyshell, Terri White & More Join Victoria Clark, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines, Danny Burstein & Elaine Paige! by BroadwayWorld

Coming to the Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre direct from Broadway for six weeks only, the Kennedy Centers critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim…

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In Basildon, Royal Court Theatre, London

David Eldridge's family drama highlights the playwright's deep ambivalence towards his native Essex, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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Complete Casting Announced for L.A. Follies with Victoria Clark, Elaine Paige, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Victoria Clark, who played Sally Durant Plummer in the City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies, will reprise that role when the Kenned…

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Parker Posey On Late Night Snacks and What Gets Her Dancing

Mr. Mickey recently caught up with actress Parker Posey at the Calvin Klein celebration for Darren Criss's run on Broadway. They chatted about all things nightlife in NYC and, of course, sna…

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An Appointment with the Wicker Man – review by Mark Fisher

His Majesty's, AberdeenMention The Wicker Man and people tend to snigger. Something in the movie's anachronistic juxtaposition of Scottish island setting, English folklore and early 70s peri…

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Ballet Arizona, Joyce Theater, New York

The ballet company ignited sparks of delight on its New York debut, writes Apollinaire Scherr

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In Basildon, Royal Court Theatre, London

David Eldridge’s family drama highlights the playwright’s deep ambivalence towards his native Essex, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at SILENCE! THE MUSICAL on Theater Talk by BroadwayWorld

This week’s “Theater Talk” welcomes award-winning librettist Hunter Bell and his SILENCE! The Musicalstars, David Garrison and Jenn Harris. Along with hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Ha…

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Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Brittany Bellizeare Set for The Gallery Players' A Raisin in the Sun by Bethany Rickwald

The Gallery Players has announced casting for its upcoming production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, to run March 17-April 1. Reginald L. Douglas will direct. Set on Ch…

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From these Seeds, a great polemic grows by Martin Morrow

Annabel Soutar’s three-hour epic chronicles one farmer’s stand against an agrichemical colossus

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The Flea Theater to Present Dance Conversations 2012 by Bethany Rickwald

The Flea Theater is set to present Dance Conversations 2012, March 14-25. Dance Conversations will showcase films and works-in-progress by emerging and established choreographers, dance …

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2012 Chicago Producing Intensive by Chicago Plays

CHICAGO PRODUCING INTENSIVEFriday, March 23, 2012, 10AM-5PMChicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave.The Commercial Theater Institute returns to Chicago with a one-day intensive seminar offeri…

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Spring Performance: James Corden’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ on Broadway by Sarah Lyall

James Corden brings his slapstick farce, “One Man, Two Guvnors,” a West End hit, to Broadway.

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BWW EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Laura Osnes Performs 'He Appeared' from New FAUSTUS THE MUSICAL! by BroadwayWorld TV

FAUSTUS, THE MUSICAL is a new piece written by Michael Mott and Justin Silvestri. An entanglement of various musical styles, the musical explores the great duality of human motivation self-l…

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2012 by Goodspeed Musicals

2012 Make it a Goodspeed Day! Join us for the trio of fantastic tuners set for the 2012 Goodspeed Opera House Season. Single tickets are on sale now! From: livefromthe…

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Photo Flash: First Look at F. Murray Abraham in CSC's GALILEO by BroadwayWorld

Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's GALILEO translated by Charles Laughton starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, runs through Sunday, March 18. The official pre…

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In Basildon

Legit Reviews||Abroad: Painfully well-observed, malevolently funny and beautifully acted, the first half of David Eldridge's "In Basildon" rises to a cliffhanger about the readi…

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2011 Beat Awards Nominations by Scotty Zacher

  The nominations for the 1st Annual Chicago Theater Critic’s Beat Awards are in!   See the entire nomination list

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Cirque dreams up feats of fun

The program for "Cirque Dreams: Pop Goes the Rock" tells you you've entered a fun house, but the theme that emerges throughout is, "How did they do that?" and "Why did they realize they coul…

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Tennessee topless by Thomas Garvey

Erin Markey and Alan Brinks in Green Eyes.I did want to mention that I managed to catch Company One's import (by the New York company "The Kindness") of the recently-disc…

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What's next for Oscar nominees? Theater for some by David Ng

George Clooney, Demian Bichir, Jessica Chastain and Christopher Plummer are among this year's crop of Oscar nominees who are taking on stage roles.

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Tamra Hayden, Ereni Sevasti and More Set for Jacques Brel Returns in March by Dan Bacalzo

PJ Baccari, Tamra Hayden, Arlo Hill, Rick Hip-Flores, and Ereni Sevasti will perform in Jacques Brel Returns at The Triad for performances on March 14 at 7pm and March 26 at 7pm. The produ…

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Celebrate a Year of Laughs with an All-New Book of Mormon Squigs Sketch by

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster The Book of Mormon celebrates its one-year anniversary of delighting (and shocking) audiences at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on February 24. To mark…

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Mark Della Ventura, Paul Tei and More Set for Adrienne Arsht Center's Miami Made Festival by Bethany Rickwald

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will present the Miami Made Festival 2012: When the Sun Goes Down, March 1- 4 at Carnival Studio Theater. The festival is the Center's…

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Interval is no apparition by The Stage

That Susan Hill is a feisty one. Tabard always suspected this was the case, as someone lacking in feist could not have penned such a chilling story as The Woman in Black, but it was nice to …

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NoW man's true passion by The Stage

There are some things in life that even your poor scribe Tabard does not expect. Try as we might with crystal balls and tea leaves, some events cannot be foreseen and must be seen to be beli…

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Morgan James, Anthony Lee Medina, Brandon Rubendall Set for BroadwaySpotted Benefit Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Cast members from Broadway's Godspell -- including Morgan James, Julia Mattison, Eric Michael Krop and Corey Mach -- will participate in a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids benefit conc…

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PHOTO CALL: A Look at Broadway-Bound One Man, Two Guvnors by Matthew Blank

The popular West End comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, about a manservant pulled between two bosses and his own voracious appetite, will open at the Music Box April 18 following previews from Apr…

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Martin Rayner to Guest on State of the ARTS Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Martin Rayner, currently starring as Sigmund Freud in FREUD’S LAST SESSION, will be this week’s special guest on the new radio talk show “State of the ARTS”, hosted by Richard Pheneg…

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Inbetweeners stars land Sky1 comedy by Matthew Hemley

Sky1 has ordered a full series of Chickens, a comedy that was piloted on Channel 4 last year.

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'Kinky Boots' musical scored by Cyndi Lauper gets Chicago tryout by David Ng

"Kinky Boots," a new musical based on the 2005 British movie and featuring a score by '80s rock icon Cyndi Lauper, is expected to open on Broadway next year. "Kinky Boots," a new musical bas…

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Watch How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas Cover Michael Buble and Schmooze Megan Hilty on Smash by

There's no doubt that Nick Jonas is adorable, but can he charm the pants off of Megan Hilty? Jonas' character on TV's Smash will sure try on the upcoming February 27 episode…

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Magic Johnson to Bring SOUL TRAIN to Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

According to, Soul Train, the popular musical variety show that ran in syndication from October 1971 to March 2006, may be getting Broadway treatment, thanks to Magic Johnson. The fo…

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JKTS RANT: Tweet Seats on Broadway by JK


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Photo Blast From The Past: Sandra Bernhard by Walter McBride

Welcome to's newest photo series 'Photo Blast From the Past'. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the s…

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Carousel on Tap for New York Philharmonic’s 2013 Season by

The New York Philharmonic will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel from February 27, 2013 to March 2, according to Variety. Carousel will be helmed by James Brennan and conducte…

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Review: (Toronto) The Big Smoke by The Charlebois Post

A Solo Fails to StirStructure and script hamper a tale of life and deathby Beat RiceThe Big Smoke is a unique one-woman show that is also a different kind of musical. The narrative is sung a…

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James Naughton and Richard Thomas Set for NMA's Give Kids a Shot! Gala by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner James Naughton will perform at the National Meningitis Association's fourth annual Give Kids a Shot! gala April 23 at the New York Athletic Club.

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Spring Performance: On Broadway, a Penchant for Celebrity Biographies in Song by Ben Brantley

Amid theater’s smaller, potent plays about the working and middle classes, thank goodness there’s still room for glittery musicals about Evita Peron, Judy Garland and Jesus Christ.

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Merrily We Roll Along at City Center! by TheaterMania

Merrily We Roll Along at City Center! Colin Donnell, Adam Grupper, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Stanley and Betsy Wolfe preview the City Center Encores! production of …

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Lombardo Play “High” About Addiction Gets Resurrection Tour With Kathleen Turner by Bill Hirschman

It was surreal even by theater standards: Michael Lombardo’s drama about addiction High had broken box office records in its world premiere at Hartford’s TheaterWorks. And here they were…

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Aaron Carter Interview by TheaterMania

Aaron Carter Interview TheaterMania talks with the pop star about his Off-Broadway role in The Fantasticks, his fans, and his upcoming EP. From: theatermania Views: 287 5 ratings Time:…

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Linsanity Sings! Watch the Inevitable Jeremy Lin the Musical by

Hey Broadway, have you heard of Jeremy Lin? In case you’ve somehow escaped the grip of the Linsanity sweeping the nation (or at least, New York City) he’s a Harvard grad and a pl…

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Playwright Matthew Lombardo’s Essay Coming Clean For “High” by Bill Hirschman

This essay was written as a playwright's note for his play High, opening this week at the Parker Playhouse.

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hitRECord by Rebecca Coleman

My love affair of with Joseph Gordon-Levitt began a couple of months back. Sure, we’ve all seen him in Third Rock from the Sun, and he’s hosted Saturday Night Live and done lots …

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Nick Blaemire, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Santino Fontana, Tony Sheldon Set for The Chorus Boy Chronicles by Bethany Rickwald

Recession Art Shows is to present The Chorus Boy Chronicles, a one-night only event to benefit the Point Foundation. The event will take place at RAC | Recession Art at CULTUREfix on March …

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Take the TDF Stages Survey! by Mark Blankenship

Hello TDF Stages readers! Thank you so much for being part of this magazine. As we plan for the future, we would love to have you feedback on how we’re doing and how we can grow. Pleas…

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Awww! Harvey Star Jim Parsons Pals Around With Fuzzy Friends in Time Out by

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is doing some serious method acting for his return to Broadway in Harvey. In this week’s issue of Time Out New York, the Emmy-winning actor an…

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Jim Corti, Rachel Rockwell, Michael Unger Set for Paramount Theatre's 2012-13 Season by Andy Propst

The Paramount Theatre has announced the four musicals it will produce during the 2012-2013 season. Rachel Rockwell will direct two productions for the company: Charles Strouse, Martin Char…

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Love, Loss and What I Wore announces its final cast by Loganne

Daryl Roth, producer of Love Loss and What I Wore has announced the complete cast for the final month of the long-running off-Broadway show. It will play its final show on March 25, 2012, af…

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Candy Buckley, Hassan El-Amin, Terry Martin Set for Upcoming Dallas Theater Center Productions by Robby Ritacco

Dallas Theater Center has announced the casting for their spring productions of Next Fall and God of Carnage, both of which will be held at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Geoffrey Naufft&apo…

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Photo Flash: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS- Production Shots! by BroadwayWorld

The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS begins previews on April 6 and the official opening is April 18, 2012 at the Music Box Theatre 239 West 4…

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Very Potter Musical Troupe's Next Parody Is Holy Musical B@man!, for April Launch by Kenneth Jones

Team StarKid, the troupe behind the popular internet musical parody A Very Potter Musical will launch its new spoof — the comic-book-inspired Holy Musical B@man! — this spring wi…

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Lily Tomlin not lost in the '60s by Steve Knopper

Comedy legend offers mix of laughs, gravitas BY STEVE KNOPPER ... Lily Tomlin is talking about her middle finger. In 2003 she told a reporter that on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," the TV …

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Review: (Vancouver) Intimate Apparel by The Charlebois Post

Daren Herbert and Marci T. House (Photo by David Cooper)A Play gets one of many airingsIntimate Apparel is a Canadian staple this year - should it be?by Jay CattersonIntimate Apparel, w…

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Team StarKid Will Debut New Superhero Show Holy Musical B@man! in Chicago by

Internet sensation Team StarKid, which helped launch the career of Glee’s Darren Criss, will debut its new musical parody Holy Musical B@man! at Chicago’s Hoover-Leppen Theatre a…

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PHOTO FLASH: Gregory Generet, David Pittsinger, Francesca Zambello at Glimmerglass Event by Dan Bacalzo

The Glimmerglass Festival held its annual National Council Winter Gathering at a private reception in New York on February 15. The evening included a program of French baroque and contempo…

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News: WOS winner Redgrave guest directs Brighton Fringe Festival

There’s a mixture of polished jewels and rough diamonds scattered throughout the Brighton Fringe Festival, which is this year being guest directed by recent Award winn…

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STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Neil Patel by Stage Tube is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group This week scenic designer Neil Patel shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why …

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CBS to Broadcast KENNEDY CENTER HONORS Through 2018 by BroadwayWorld

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today a new agreement that will keep the annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS broadcast on CBS through 2018. The new deal further…

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Kennedy Center Honors to Continue to Air on CBS Through 2018 by Dan Bacalzo

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts have announced a new agreement that will keep the annual Kennedy Center Honors broadcast on CBS through 2018. The special has been …

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Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony Sheldon and More Set for THE CHORUS BOY CHRONICLES, 3/7 by BroadwayWorld

On Wednesday, March 7, Recession Art Shows will present Nick Blaemire Godspell, Celia Keenan-Bolger Peter and the Starcatcher, Santino Fontana Sons of the Prophet and Tony Sheldon Priscilla …

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Magic Johnson May Steer Soul Train to Broadway by

A stage version of the iconic TV dance series Soul Train may be headed to Broadway, according to Soul Train Holdings LLC, owned by NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, have…

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Harvey’s Jim Parsons featured on the cover of Time Out New York by Amy Kass

Roundabout’s Broadway production of Harvey begins previews on May 18th, 2012 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) with the official opening set for June 14th, 2012. Time Out New York Februa…

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Backstage: Crestron opens new centre in Leeds by The Stage

Insight and communications specialists, Crestron, is set to formally unveil its new UK design and experience centre near Leeds, on March 1.

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Bradley Whitford Set for Fox Pilot The Asset by Dan Bacalzo

Emmy winner and Broadway veteran Bradley Whitford will co-star opposite Ali Larter in the Fox pilot The Asset, according to Josh Friedman serves as writer and executive produc…

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Kennedy Center Honors Will Air on CBS at Least Through 2018 by Andrew Gans

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Feb. 23 that a new agreement will keep the annual Kennedy Center Honors broadcast on CBS through 2018.

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Backstage: PTB's new solutions by The Stage

A new installation business, Push the Button (PTB), has been launched by Nick Ewins, now managing director of the new venture. "PTB's full time staff members, alongside our team of skilled s…

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Fictional hacks – from Maupassant to Larsson by John Dugdale

Journalists have been glamorous social climbers and bumbling fools in fiction – sometimes they've even been feminists and righters of wrongsJournalism is a glamorous trade in Guy de Maupas…

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Backstage: Producers play at colleges by The Stage

The Producers, a high calibre music collective, will be performing an exclusive concert on March 1, along with holding a Q&A session, for some 170 Tech Music School (TMS) students at Bush Ha…

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Glee Poll Results: Fans Can't Stop Thinking About The Fate of Quinn Fabray by

In the explosive winter finale of Glee, fans were enthralled by big surprises and game-changing plot twists. asked readers which exciting storyline they found most interesting. …

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Pillow Parties at Godspell on Broadway! by Godspell

Pillow Parties at Godspell on Broadway! Godspell Pillow Parties include stage side seating, a backstage tour, and an onstage cameo during the show. To learn more about Pillow Parties at Go…

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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL and More to Appear at Barnes & Noble, 2/23 by BroadwayWorld

Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris and cast members from SILENCE! THE MUSICAL are set for a CD signing and performance at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side on February 23rd.

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Backstage: Adlib Solutions supplies Panic by The Stage

Liverpool-based Adlib Solutions has supplied lighting and sound packages for US (Las Vegas) pop rock duo, Panic At The Disco's, recent UK tour including full production for the Manchester Ap…

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'Smash' Costumes Help Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty Play Marilyn by Elizabeth Snead

The TV show's costume designer Molly Maginnis talks about designing iconic Marilyn silhouettes that can also withstand spectacular dance sequences.

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/23- THE PAJAMA GAME by Stage Tube

Today in 2006, The Pajama Game opened at the America Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 129 performances. The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7 Cents by Richard Bissell. It featu…

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A Postmortem on a Project. by Ken Davenport

At the end of the life cycle of any project, whether it's a success, or a, well, not-so-success (we don't use the "F" word here), it's vital that you sit down, and take stock of wh…

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Spring Performance: ‘Death of a Salesman’ Arrives on Broadway Right on Time by Charles Isherwood

In an era of lost fortunes, collapsing futures and Occupy Wall Street, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” carries renewed power.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Interview: Brief Encounter With ... In Basildon's Phil Cornwell

Phil Cornwell plays Len in David Eldridge's new play In Basildon, which opened last night (22 February 2012, previews from 16 February) at the Royal Court. Cornwell returns to the Court ha…

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GHOST Lights Up Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! by Admin

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy who will be starring as Sam and Molly in the new Broadway musical GHOST made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night for “Broadway Week…

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PHOTO CALL: Tonya Pinkins, Saycon Sengbloh and More in Katori Hall's Hurt Village by Matthew Blank

Signature Theatre Company's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theater in the new Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd Street was unveiled to the public Feb. 7 with the first performance …

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Filichia’s Features: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is Still Flying High by Peter Filichia

Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles! Last Saturday, I was at the State Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey to see the National Touring production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – and saw that …

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Last Chance: Final Weekend of Jim Findlay’s “Botanica” at 3LD by Jeremy M. Barker

Final performances of a twisted and visually stunning exploration of plants and the erotic

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Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' to Hit Broadway in 2013

Woody Allen © Cindy Ord/Getty Images The new musical version of cult film favorite, Bullets Over Broadway, should hit the boards of the Great White Way in 2013. Set in the age of speake…

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Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Georgia King Join Mormon's Andrew Rannells in NBC Pilot "The New Normal" by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Ellen Barkin, stage and screen actor Justin Bartha and Scottish actress Georgia King have been cast in the NBC pilot "The New Normal," which stars Book of Mormon …

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Christina Bianco in “Diva Moments” at Birdland by Sandi Durell

  Reviewed by: Susan Hasho It’s very hard to be a reviewer when you’re laughing too hard to write. And, Christina Bianco, in addition to being a very gifted impressionist, is also a…

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James Carpinello Set for New TV Medical Pilot by

Broadway veteran James Carpinello has been cast in an untitled FOX medical drama pilot created by Josh Berman and Rob Wright, according to No shooting schedule has been announc…

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Caissie Levy & Richard Fleeshman Bring the Magic of Ghost to Late Night by

Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman kept Broadway week going on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon when they dropped in to rock a duet from their musical Ghost. Backed by Fallon’s house band …

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Aesop's Fables Will Play Mornings at Circle in the Square; Casting Announced by Michael Gioia

The Circle in the Square Theatre School will present a Theodore Mann production of Aesop's Fables: A New Musical, a children's play performed by CITSTS alumni, beginning March 5 at B…

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I AM THEATRE: Neil Patel by Theatre Communications Group

I AM THEATRE: Neil Patel Neil Patel is a New York based scenic designer who works in theater, opera, dance and film. He has designed SIDEMAN, [title of show], 'NIGHT MOTHER, WONDERLAND,…

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ITV looks to Court of Appeal for actors' National Insurance clarification by Matthew Hemley

ITV is considering seeking intervention from the Court of Appeal over whether or not it is responsible for paying National Insurance contributions for actors engaged in dramas it makes.

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Awesome Person Thursday: Collaboration Town by Michael Roderick

This week's APT comes from Amanda Feldman who I have known for a number of years as a producer and supporter of great art. When she tells me to check out someone's work, I listen. Take it aw…

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Chortle comedy awards overlook women by Matt Trueman

Comedy awards shortlist two solo female comics out of 54 nominations despite vintage year for women's comedyThe Chortle comedy awards have courted controversy by shortlisting only two solo f…

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Dedication of Bob and Dolores Hope Square to Be Held February 27 by Dan Bacalzo

Los Angeles Council member Tom LaBonge will dedicate a square in honor of long-time Toluca Lake Residents Bob and Dolores Hope on Monday, February 27 at 9am. Linda Hope will be on hand for t…

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“Three For The Road” – Julie Wilson, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano by Sandi Durell

    By: Linda Amiel Burns    It all began at Carol Shedlin’s Birthday celebration at her home on January 8th, 2012.  All day people were coming and going and some even got…

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'Kinky Boots' musical scored by Cyndi Lauper gets Chicago tryout by David Ng

"Kinky Boots," a new musical based on the 2005 British movie and featuring a score by 80s rock icon Cyndi Lauper, is expected to open on Broadway next year. But before it does, producers are…

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PHOTO CALL: David Mamet's Race at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Krissie Fullerton

David Mamet's Race, starring Jeff Talbott, Zoey Martinson, Morocco Omari and Mark Elliot Wilson, began performances Feb. 8 at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

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Michael Feinstein to Perform Frank Sinatra Tribute in Las Vegas by Dan Bacalzo

Five-time Grammy nominee and Broadway veteran Michael Feinstein will perform Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra Project at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, on March 15 at…

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Frank Carson: may he RIP by Bruce Dessau

Even Clive Anderson couldn't get a word in edgeways when the Belfast-born comedian was a guest on his show. Bruce Dessau looks back at the much-missed motormouth's careerThe death of Frank C…

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Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Kinky Boots’ Stops in Chicago Before Broadway by David Rogers

“Kinky Boots,” the new Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, will get a tryout run in Chicago later this year, producers recently announced. Producers Daryl Roth and Ha…

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Sheldon exhibit shows dignity of people in northern Haiti

Region escaped earthquake devastation but remains mired in poverty.

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Kathleen Chalfant Stars in Tina Howe's 'Painting Churches' by Simi Horwitz

Veteran actor Kathleen Chalfant stars in Tina Howe's "Painting Churches," a Keen Company production on Theatre Row.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Josh Groban to Join Renée Fleming for Live From Lincoln Center Show by Dan Bacalzo

Popular vocalist Josh Groban will join opera soprano Renée Fleming to sing Broadway favorites and duets during her Live From Lincoln Center performance, to be broadcast from the S…

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Phantom Returns to Movie Theaters in “Love Never Dies” by Tom Mizer

Get ready for more music of the night–just not on Broadway. Love Never Dies, the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s smash musical The Phantom of the Opera (which celebrated its 10,0…

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Casting Announced for New Musical Are You There God? It's Me, Karen Carpenter by Andrew Gans

California's Attic Theatre will present a limited engagement of the original musical Are You There God? It’s Me, Karen Carpenter Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM March 30-April…

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Leslye Headland's Bachelorette Extends Through April 29 at Profiles Theatre by Andy Propst

Profiles Theatre has extended Leslye Headland's Bachelorette. The production, directed by Darrell W. Cox, will now play through April 29. The dark comedy centers on a group of friends…

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Alan Cumming, Veanne Cox, Jay Rogers, Penny Fuller, Leslie Uggams Will Perform at New Group Gala by Andrew Gans

Off-Broadway's The New Group, which is under the artistic direction of Scott Elliott, will honor David Rabe and Nancy Manocherian at its 2012 Gala.

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Alan Cumming, Veanne Cox, Melissa Errico, Jay Rogers, Penny Fuller, Leslie Uggams Will Perform at New Group Gala by Andrew Gans

Off-Broadway's The New Group, which is under the artistic direction of Scott Elliott, will honor David Rabe and Nancy Manocherian at its 2012 Gala.

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James Naughton, Richard Thomas Set for National Meningitis Association Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award winner James Naughton will perform at the National Meningitis Association's fourth annual Give Kids a Shot gala, to be held at New York Athletic Club …

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STAGE TUBE: Talking NBC's 'Awake' With Tony Award Winners BD Wong and Cherry Jones by Stage Tube

Helping Michael to navigate his two realities are his bureau-assigned therapists Dr. Evans Tony Award-winner Cherry Jones THE HEIRESS, DOUBT and Dr. Lee Tony Award-winner B.D. Wong M. BUTTER…

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VIDEO FLASH: Team StarKid to Present Holy Musical B@man! in March by Andy Propst

Team StarKid will offer free performances of its newest parody Holy Musical B@man! at the Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre, March 16-25, according to a report in The Chicago Tr…

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STAGE TUBE: GHOST's Fleeshman & Levy Sing on JIMMY FALLON by Stage Tube

The supernatural power of love came to studio 6B Wednesday, February 22 when Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, who will reprise their starring roles as Sam and Molly, which they originated…

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Renee Fleming Will Perform Broadway Duets with Josh Groban On PBS Special by Andrew Gans

Famed American soprano Renée Fleming will be featured in a special intimate concert live from the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse April 6 at 8 PM.

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New "Sally" Announced for Broadway's 'Follies' in Los Angeles

Follies on Broadway © Follies The producers of the extravagant revival of what many consider to be the greatest musical ever,  Follies, have announced their replacement for "Sally"…

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Alan Cumming, Melissa Errico, Janeane Garofalo, Leslie Uggams Set for New Group Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Janeane Garofalo and Morgan Spector will host The New Group's 2012 Gala, Cabaret Soiree, to be held at Edison Ballroom on Monday, February 27 beginning at 6:30pm. The event will honor …

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Alan Cumming, Janeane Garofalo, Leslie Uggams Set for New Group Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Janeane Garofalo and Morgan Spector will host The New Group's 2012 Gala, Cabaret Soiree, to be held at Edison Ballroom on Monday, February 27 beginning at 6:30pm. The event will honor …

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British invade WME

Legit News: Three U.K. stage creatives sign with agency

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Kaye Ballard, Liliane Montevecchi, Lee Roy Reams Will Be Doin' It for Love by Andrew Gans

Award-winning stage and screen stars Kaye Ballard, Liliane Montevecchi and Lee Roy Reams will join forces for Doin’ It For Love, which is billed as a "Broadway-style tribute to th…

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"American Idol" Names 14 of the Top 24 Semifinalists by Andrew Gans

"American Idol" judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced Feb. 22 14 of the aspiring singers who have secured a spot in the current season's Top 24.

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Hobson's Choice, The Hippodrome, Birmingham by Pat Ashworth

The Hippodrome, Birmingham : Two words get uttered in this warm and tender ballet from David Bintley, a production with a feelgood factor that is almost off the scale. They are 'By gum…

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Arts on TV: 'Anything Goes'; 'Memphis'; Cab Calloway by Ed Stockly

This week's Arts on TV includes 'Anything Goes'; 'Memphis'; Cab Calloway.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Barney Rosset (1922-2012) by George Hunka

It is hard, if not impossible, to overestimate the role that Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset, who died on Tuesday at the age of 89, played in revolutionizing both the American theatre an…

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ENO launches search for new opera talent by Michael Quinn

English National Opera is to launch a global online talent search for new composers, writers and filmmakers in an initiative seeking to "create the future of opera".

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Facebook Fan Teaser by Traces

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Facebook Fan Teaser by Traces

Facebook Fan Teaser Check out what our fans are saying about the show. From: tracesusa Views: 70 0 ratings Time: 00:47 More in Entertainment

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The Oscars: your Stage to Screen Cheat Sheet by Andrew Lapin

The Academy Awards are almost upon us once again, and this Sunday night, the entire film industry will hold its breath while a bunch of old, white men tell us what they liked this year. Here…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Donates £150,000 to Fund Royal Court's Program for Emerging Playwrights by Mark Shenton

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will donate £150,00 over two years to help fund the Royal Court Theatre's Studio program, which aims to seek out, nurture and support emerging pl…

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NY Review: 'Galileo' by David Sheward

F. Murray Abraham is too tentative as the great astronomer Galileo in an otherwise worthy CSC revival of Bertolt Brecht's epic biography.

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Feature: F. Murray Abraham Reaches For the Stars by Chris Kompanek

The Oscar-winning actor discusses his work in CSC's Galileo, CBS' The Good Wife, and the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davies.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Noises off: Are theatres playing it too safe? by Matt Trueman

While British bloggers ask whether the recession is making producers too risk-averse, US sites despair over nonprofit theatres' 'Broadway habit'Consensus has it – at least in Britain – t…

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MTC's Big Buy by The Playgoer

So I'm up early today and I decide to tune into "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, and what do I see a commercial for? Manhattan Theatre Club!  No, not one of those 15-second blips at the end of t…

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Simon Amstell's Twitter status: progress is slow by Jessie Cave

I'm teaching Simon Amstell all about the joys of social media. He could, like 50 Cent, be a Twitter success story – if only he'd share a bit moreI must be honest. Progress has been slow.Si…

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Simon Amstell gets to grips with Twitter etiquette by Jessie Cave

Comedian Simon Amstell has joined Twitter – but he's not sure it's for him. Luckily his friend, actor Jessie Cave, is there to guide him through the dos and don'tsJessie Cave

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'Bullets' aims for Broadway

Legit News: Allen to write musical adaptation

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Exclusive: West End hopes for post-Olympic tourism boost by Natalie Woolman

Theatreland hopes to benefit from a "halo" effect after the Olympics that would boost tourist numbers in the capital from 2013 onwards following the games this summer.

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An Appointment with the Wicker Man, His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen by Nicole Hepburn

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen: A play within a play, the National Theatre of Scotland's latest production is a hilarious romp that pays homage to the cult film The Wicker Man. Read th…

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Blog: Singin' In The Rain Co. splash out with WOS theatregoers at reception

Last night (22 February) 150 theatregoers made their way to the Palace Theatre for our Outing to the acclaimed Chichester Festival production of Singin' In The Rain starring…

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Review Round-up: Tricycle's Kent bows out with Bomb

Nicolas Kent's final production as artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre, a two-part cycle of plays exploring the history of the atomic bomb, opened earlier this week (20 February 2012, …

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BWW's On This Day - February 23, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Two Free Productions In Baltimore this Weekend. by John Barry

Two interesting shows are coming up this weekend, that I’d just put out on alert in Baltimore. They’re both mind and genre-bending. And they’re free. First at Maryland Institute Colleg…

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Lloyd Webber's foundation donates £150K to Royal Court Studio by Alistair Smith

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is to give £150,000 over two years to the Royal Court Theatre's Studio programme, which supports emerging playwrights.

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Astro Boy and the God of Comics by Scott Meslow

It’s clear from minute one of Astro Boy and the God of Comics that writer and director Natsu Onoda Power is in very familiar (and very beloved) territory. Ms. Power – whose 2009 book, …

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News: Lloyd Webber Foundation donates £150k to Royal Court Studio

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is donating £150,000 to help fund the Royal Court Theatre’s Studio programme, which supports new and emerging playwrights. The money, which wi…

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Obituary: Michael James Burdle by The Stage

BBC costume designer Michael James Burdle died, aged 69, on February 9 after a period of ill-health. Born on March 30, 1942, Michael, in 1985, won a BAFTA for Bleak House. He designed costum…

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Review: Early Plays by Frank Scheck

Although the stage seems bare for The Wooster Group’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s Early Plays, it actually contains an awful lot of baggage. The troupe is well known for…

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60th Annual Convention of the Blackpool Magicians Club, Winter Gardens, Blackpool by Elizabeth Warlock

Winter Gardens, Blackpool: When over 3,000 magicians gathered in Blackpool for this annual convention they knew they were in for a feast of eye popping magic from an array of international s…

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In Basildon, Royal Court, London

David Eldridge's In Basildon is a gloriously rich, humorous, agonising and politically provocative play, but it has been staged by the Royal Court's artistic director, Dominic Cooke, in a ba…

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A Letter Sent to Rahm Emanuel by Don Hall

Office of the Mayor121 N LaSalle Street ChicagoCity Hall 4th FloorChicago, IL 60602info@chicagoforrahm.comDear Mayor Emanuel,Full disclosure: I didn't vote for you.It's OK. I've been a Rahm…

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Foyle's War to return to ITV in 2013 by Matthew Hemley

Foyle's War is to return to ITV1 for an eighth series.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Savage Garden by Mark Cofta

Knives in Hens isn't pleasant, but it is an engrossing, worthwhile and unique experience.

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In Basildon, Royal Court, Jerwood Downstairs, London by Aleks Sierz

Royal Court, Jerwood Downstairs, London: David Eldridge returns to the Royal Court for the first time since 2000, when his Under the Blue Sky was at this venue, with a new drama set in Essex…

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Villanova president explains why he canceled Tim Miller show by Susan Snyder

Villanova University president the Rev. Peter M. Donohue said he canceled a performance by a gay performance artist because of the subject matter, not the artist's sexual orientation.

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Melmoth the Wanderer, The Tron, Glasgow by Gareth Vile

The Tron, Glasgow: Adapted from an early horror novel, Melmoth the Wanderer is an episodic romp through a series of short Gothic tales, linked by the wanderer's threatening presence. Wi…

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Exclusive: Sky to screen Simon Callow Shakespeare show by Matthew Hemley

Simon Callow's one-man show Being Shakespeare is to be broadcast on Sky Arts as part of a season celebrating the playwright.

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Online sales of UK radio shows on the cards by Matthew Hemley

Plans for an online marketplace designed to promote and sell UK-produced radio programmes to broadcasters globally have been unveiled, with organisers claiming that the venture could see wri…

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VIDEO SHARE: Cherry Jones and BD Wong Discuss NBC's Awake by Brian Scott Lipton

NBC has released a promotional clip of Tony Award winners Cherry Jones and BD Wong discussing their roles in the new NBC series Awake, which will debut on Thursday, March 1. The series star…

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Much Ado About Wenlock, Lavenham Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk by Hugh Homan

Lavenham Village Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk: You probably didn't know that the modern Olympic movement started in Much Wenlock in deepest Shropshire. I have it on the word of writer Rachae…

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Open Call Auditions for 'Annie' & Orphans in Austin, Texas

Annie 2012 © Annie It's been a hard-knock life for the casting team of Telsey + Co., who are still seeking the perfect cast for the new Broadway revival of the Tony Award-winning musica…

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'Porgy & Bess' Nominated for 11 IRNE Awards

Porgy & Bess © Gershwins The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) clearly didn't listen to early criticism of the re-envisioned production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. …

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MEMPHIS Celebrates Black History With INSPIRE CHANGE Talkback Series by BroadwayWorld

The Inspire Change Talkback Series celebrating Black History Month, minorities, and their impact on the entertainment industry, will begin on Thursday, February 9th. Immediately following 7p…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Blog: First night pile-up in Essex

The only way is Essex for a lot of the time on television these days, so it's great to have an authentic Essex play in the theatre at last, and David Eldridge's In Basildon at the Royal Cour…

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News: Lloyd Webber Foundation donates 150k to Royal Court Studio

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is donating £150,000 to help fund the Royal Court Theatre’s Studio programme, which supports new and emerging playwrights. The money, which wi…

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Review: In Basildon ****

Len’s dying in Basildon. His sisters, Maureen and Doreen (or “Maur” and “Dor”), who haven’t spoken for 20 years, gather at the bedside together with best …

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 04:11AM

Perth Festival: A Magic Flute by Alison Croggon

Mozart's The Magic Flute often seems to me like a quintessence of opera, equal parts nonsense and delight. It's an absurd fairytale, with all that form's arbitariness and illogic. It also in…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Comedian Frank Carson dies by Matthew Hemley

Comedian Frank Carson has died at the age of 85.

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NY Review: 'The Other Man' by Ron Cohen

Bryant Martin writes himself a meaty role as a young cockney thug in "The Other Man," a thriller-cum–love story he co-authored with Mark Botts.

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An Idea Eight Years In The Making (And Hopefully Not Nine) by Joe Patti

Thursday is the 8th anniversary of this blog. I made my first post on February 23, 2004. I wouldn’t normally call attention to an oddly numbered anniversary (though 8 is considered aus…

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Theatres Chosen To Create Online Content For BBC

The Stage (UK) 02/22/12

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)

NY Review: 'Call Me Waldo' by David Sheward

Rob Ackerman seeks to evoke the spirit of Emerson in "Call Me Waldo" but delivers a ramshackle comedy in this Working Theater production.

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Broadway to Belfast by Mark Shenton

I arrived back from a fast trip to New York on Monday, and then on Tuesday made an even faster one to Belfast (the speed of which, given that it’s just an hour from Gatwick, is hardly surp…

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Comics take on Wall Street at Aspen Laff Festival by Stewart Oksenhorn

ASPEN - Several years ago, Tom Simmons spotted, in his brother-in-law's car, a copy of the book "Secrets of the Federal Reserve." Simmons was instantly hooked on the subject and has spent mu…

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Wainwright's opera: Not grand, but pretty good

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Seasoned composers have written far worse operas than Rufus Wainwright's maiden effort, Prima Donna. Much of the music is simply beautiful. Never does it sound like a cheap …

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Sino Vision New Years Eve MAMMA MIA! Special (VIDEO)

While the segment is in Mandarin, the Dynamos interviews can be heard in English with Mandarin on screen subtitles.

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The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Gets 11 IRNE Award Nominations

The critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS has received 11 IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award nominations for the production’s run …

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New Musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Joins Broadways Best Shows

Broadway’s Best Shows is proud to announce the addition of another great Broadway show to our website! NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT!

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Gore Vidals THE BEST MAN: Broadways Best Cast Part One: James Earl Jones

In this series, Broadway’s Best Shows highlights the illustrious careers of the leading cast members of this star-studded revival!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Where’s Waldo? At the fuse box by Frank Scheck

Imagine a “Honeymooners” episode in which Ed Norton channels the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and you’ve got the gist of “Call Me Waldo.” In Rob Ackerman’s whimsical new comedy…

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‘Early’ O’Neill at sea by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Don’t let the author’s name throw you: Though these “Early Plays” are by Eugene O’Neill, these aren’t your grandmother’s classics. To begin with, you can’t really call the th…

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“The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G,” is Like Anime on Stage. by Suzanna Bowling

"The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G," is Like Anime on Stage.: I was told by a friend to look out for the Vampire Cowboys, the downtown theater company making a name for themselves.

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Gail Kriegel by League of Professional Theatre Women

Playwright, Composer, Director New York, New York USA I dreamed of being a concert pianist. So I could stay at home and practice, I started a mail order business selling celebrity photos. I …

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CPC's Picture of the Week, February 23, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

It's the Horse, of course, of courseWar Horse, premiering this weekAlbert Narracott (Alex Furber) and Joey as a foal (Patrick Kwok-Choon, Rahnuma Panthaky, Mairi Babb). Photo by Brinkhoff / …

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ASK PLAYBILL.COM: A Question About Exit Music at Musicals by Robert Simonson and Kenneth Jones

Ask answers a question about the music that you hear when you're leaving the theatre after a performance of a musical.

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Hotlist: 02/23/12

ALL WEEKEND 'Elephant Man' live Set in Victorian England, "The Elephant Man" tells the true story of John Merrick, treated first as a

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"It would be difficult to prove that saints do not enjoy the trouble they make." William Maxwell, Ancestors: A Family...

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Review: I MARRIED A NUN by Ed Malin

D'yan Forest, ageless, reveals that she is in her 70s and has lived a life filled with love...including marrying a former nun. Over the course of an intimate hour, D'yan's character relates …

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Review: STRIPPER LESBIANS by Danny Bowes

A strong contender for best title of the current season, Stripper Lesbians as a word pairing can serve as a salacious enticement and, through nothing more than focusing in a literal, straigh…

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Review: AERIAL ALLUSIONS by Ed Malin

Performance artists Jason Morneau, from Windsor, Ontario, and Azana, from San Francisco, California, present Aerial Allusions, a series of dance meditations on love. Part ballet, part clowni…

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Review: GALILEO by J. Scott Reynolds

In the Galileo playing at Classic Stage Company, the hallmarks its patrons have come to expect under artistic director Brian Kulick (who also directs) are all on handsome display: The five-m…

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Civll War Drama The Whipping Man Begins Limited Run at Hartford Stage Feb. 23 by Adam Hetrick

The Hartford Stage production of Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama The Whipping Man, featuring Che Ayende, Leon Addison Brown and Josh Landay, begins performances Feb. 23.

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Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, Starring F. Murray Abraham, Opens Off-Broadway by Kenneth Jones

Classic Stage Company's new production of Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham as the persecuted scientist, opens Feb. 23 following previews from…

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Mark Snyder's As Wide As I Can See Premieres at HERE Feb. 23 by Adam Hetrick

A backyard barbecue ignites tension between friends in the world premiere of Mark Snyder's As Wide As I Can See, which begins performances Feb. 23 at the HERE Arts Center.

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Terry Burrell Is Ethel Waters in World-Premiere Musical Ethel!, Opening Feb. 23 at Walnut Street by Michael Gioia

Walnut Street Theatre presents the world premiere of Ethel!, the life stories and memorable songs of singer-actress Ethel Waters, which officially opens Feb. 23, following previews that bega…

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PLAYBILL PICKS: A Dozen Actresses We'd Like to See Play Miss Hannigan in the Broadway Revival of Annie by Playbill Staff

As auditions continue for the young performers who will play the orphans in the upcoming Broadway revival of Annie, the Playbill staff would like to suggest a few of the actresses we'd l…

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Jim Caruso's Cast Party, With Paulo Szot, Linda Lavin, Stephanie J. Block, Julia Murney, Plays Town Hall Feb. 23 by Andrew Gans

A special edition of Jim Caruso's Cast Party, which benefits The Actors Fund, plays The Town Hall in Manhattan Feb. 23 at 8 PM.

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Silence! Cast, Including Brent Barrett and Jenn Harris, Perform and Sign CDs at Barnes & Noble Feb. 23 by Andrew Gans

Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris and the entire cast of Silence! The Musical celebrate that show's original cast recording Feb. 23 at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble in Manhattan.

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