Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Monday, February 27, 2012

A Simple JoyToday I got to sleep in 'til 8am. A luxury. That may not sound like a lot but my bedroom gets a lot of natural light in the morning so it's hard to sleep past 8am unless I'm seri…

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 26, 2012 - Sunday, February 26, 2012.

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Meryl Streep Receives Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role by BroadwayWorld

The 2012 Academy award for Actress in a Leading Role has been awarded to Meryl Streep for her performance in The Iron Lady. This marks Streep's third Oscar win.

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Galileo by StageGrade

Do critics think the world revolves around "Galileo"?

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Review: Fulton Street Sessions (TUTA Theatre Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

The blend of music, comedy, and empathy in TUTA Theatre Chicago's *Fulton Street Sessions* makes for a challenging and exciting night. Go see it and take a friend, the more easily-offended t…

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Woody Allen, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep Among 84th Annual Academy Award Winners by Brian Scott Lipton

The 84th Annual Academy Awards were held on Sunday, February 26 in Los Angeles and aired live on ABC-TV. Tony Award winner Billy Crystal hosted the event. The Artist took home five Academ…

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Opera review: Los Angeles Opera's 'Albert Herring' by Mark Swed

The music making, highlighted by James Conlon s vital conducting, is, for the most part, excellent.

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Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer, Woody Allen and More Are Oscar Winners by Andrew Gans

"The Artist" was named Best Picture at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, which was held Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles to honor excellence for the 2011 year in film. B…

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Irish Rep spotlights early Eugene O’Neill with  Pulitzer-winning  drama ‘Beyond the Horizon’  by Joe Dziemianowicz

Tortured families and thwarted dreamers are the stuff that Eugene O’Neill plays are made of. That includes his first full-length work, “Beyond the Horizon,” a 1920 rural tragedy that w…

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Oscars 2012: Christopher Plummer the morning after by Richard Ouzounian

Christopher Plummer, winner of the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, talks Rooney Mara, his Order of Canada pin and his Stratford Shakespeare Festival show.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Woody Allen Receives Academy Award for Writing by BroadwayWorld

The 2012 Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay has been awarded to Woody Allen for the film Midnight in Paris.

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Watch Cirque du Soleil Perform at the Academy Awards! by BroadwayWorld

Cirque du Soleil performed at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, paying a tribute to going to the movies. Watch their performance here

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Memphis Celebrates TIOS: Brad Bass by Memphis The Musical

Memphis Celebrates TIOS: Brad Bass Original cast member Brad Bass talks about discovering Broadway in this fantastical tribute to Theatre in Our Schools! Theatre and drama are essential i…

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Christopher Plummer Receives Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role by BroadwayWorld

The 2012 Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role has been awarded to Christopher Plummer for his performance in Beginners.

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Theater Review: O’Neill’s ‘Beyond the Horizon’ at Irish Repertory Theater by Ben Brantley

Life is a dream-smothering joker in Eugene O’Neill’s bleak drama “Beyond the Horizon,” at the Irish Repertory Theater.

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Review: Beyond the Horizon by David Finkle

The Irish Repertory Theatre presents Eugene O'Neill's groundbreaking 1920 work about an unhappy marriage.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Opens Oscars With Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Song! by Stage Tube

Billy Crystal kicked off The Academy Awards with an opening number written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The song paid a tribute to the nominees for Best Picture. Watch the performance …

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STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Opens Oscars With Marc Shaiman Number! by Stage Tube

Billy Crystal kicked off The Academy Awards with an opening number written by Tony award-winner Marc Shaiman and Billy Crystal. The song paid a tribute to the nominees for Best Picture. Watc…

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Just because I like this picture . . . not to mention gay Marines . . . by Thomas Garvey

US Marine Brandon Morgan greets his partner Dalan at his homecoming. Just btw, now there's a Gay Marines Facebook page.The Hub Review, the guide to everything that matters in Boston and else…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Fuse Book Review: “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Helen Epstein

The people of Annawadi live in conditions so bleak that "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" evoked, for one Indian reviewer, Primo Levi’s depiction of life in concentration camps.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo Perform 'It's Us Against the World!' by Stage Tube

Broadway veterans and real life couple Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo performed their new duet, It's Us Against the World, at the MovieGuide Awards on February 24th. Check out their performance…

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STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken Talks to CBS News! by Stage Tube

Alan Menken let CBS News into his home today. He showed off his Oscar Awards and gave a detailed account of the way he writes music for movies, using his newest project, 'Mirror, Mirror' as …

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On Validation by Michelle Carter by HowlRound

Part I: What We Want Wake well-rested. Grains, fruit, wheat toast, no butter. Floss with confidence. Feel good about yourself and others will feel good about you. The phone rings, the new em…

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Poetic License Rips into the Poetry of Plagiarism by Suzanna Bowling

Poetic License Rips into the Poetry of Plagiarism: Plagiarism and false credit is a running theme as “Poetic License” playing at 59E59 Theaters joins “CQ/CX” and “Seminar,” in ri…

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss & Kermit the Frog Perform a Duet! by Stage Tube

GLEE's Darren Criss and Kermit the Frog performed a duet for E Online. They sang Rainbow Connection at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for E's live Oscar countdown. Their duet is in honor of t…

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Hay Fever, Noël Coward Theatre by Alexandra Coghlan

“Winsome” isn’t a word you hear very often these days. The taint of coy, simpering campery already hung about it in the 1920s when Noel Coward gave it a starring role in the after-dinn…

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The Daughter-in-Law, The Lowry, Salford by Philip Radcliffe

“Am I for t’ see mi own lad bitted an’ bobbed? Theer’s more blort than bustle i’ this world - an’ ‘er’s a clat-fart”. Welcome to the old curiosity shop of English drama, fr…

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King Lear, Tobacco Factory, Bristol

An old man sits on the ground, his feet clapped in stocks. But he doesn't much want rescuing – in fact, he could do with the sit down.

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TheatreScene: February 26, 2012 by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN ROUND 5 OF HOT/HOTTER!AND YOU ONLY HAVE 3 DAYS LEFT TO PICK BROADWAY'S MOST ROMANTIC COUPLE!(LOOK TO YOUR LEFT AND CAST YOUR VOTES!)BROADWAY PICTURES OF THE W…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Fault Lines West Coast Premiere by NYTE Small Press

Rebecca Louise Miller, author of Fault Lines, is just back from the West Coast premiere of her play. NYTE Small Press published it in print and as an ebook on kindle in Plays and Playwrights…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda/Tyler Martins' #SondheimLowerBackTattoo Trending on Twitter by BroadwayWorld

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tyler Martins started a Twitter conversation about a Stephen Sondheim lower back tattoo. The topic is now trending on Twitter with numerous tweets of tattoo ideas

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INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THEATRE? BE AN INTERN! by Kim

BE IN THE ROOM Are you interested in learning about theatre, the ins and the outs?  Are you interested in directing, producing, marketing?  Are you in college, a recent college graduate, f…

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Review: The Fisherman (Stage Left Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Playwright Jayme McGhan has penned a tribute to the working class. McGhan writes about corporate corruption from the point of view of those affected by top decision makers. Despite strong p…

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Review: Stagecraft dominates 'Orpheus and Eurydice'

"Orpheus" runs through March 10 at Seattle Opera.

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Critic’s review of Company E’s debut, “Next: Israel” by Sarah Kaufman

If the recession is hitting the financially precarious dance world especially hard, it is also sparking new thinking. Take Company E, a start-up troupe that gave its first local performance …

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Opera review: Los Angeles Opera's 'Albert Herring' by Mark Swed

Mark Swed reviews Los Angeles Opera's sassy and well performed production of Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring."

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Photo Flash: Darren Criss Sings a Duet With Kermit the Frog! by BroadwayWorld

E Online posted a sneak peek of GLEE's Darren Criss performing a duet with Kermit the Frog. They will be performing on E's Oscar Countdown in honor of the Oscar-nominated song Man or Muppet …

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Actor Erland Josephson Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Swedish actor Erland Josephson, best known for his long collaboration with Ingmar Bergman, has died at age 88, according to EW.com. Josephson met Bergman when he was 16 and participated as …

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Second part of lauded trilogy to be produced in Twin Cities in the fall

Two new shows announced for the Guthrie Theater's studio season

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Lyn Gardner on critics writing plays by Lyn Gardner

I've been asked to write a play. What a dreadful idea'Critics," said the Irish writer Brendan Behan, "are like eunuchs in a harem. They know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, bu…

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Claudia Quintet to perform in New Music Circle series

Don't miss this acclaimed progressive jazz combo.

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Howard Kissel: An Appreciation by David Rooney

In the age of the blogosphere, in which everyone’s a critic and in which informed, impartial analysis often takes a backseat to gleeful off-the-cuff savagery or unrestrained gush, the deat…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, The Irish Repertory Theatre by Yvonne Korshak

While watching Beyond the Horizon, I was often gripped by the strong conflicts in individual scenes. Yet, the play came across as less than the sum of the parts. O’Neill won the Pulitzer P…

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Honoring Excellence in Black Theater: A Night with Woodie King Jr. by HowlRound

Over the past few years in New York it has been difficult to not get swept up in the wave of passion and creativity that has come from the black theater community in response to not just the…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Washington National Opera surprises with smart, snappy Mozart update

New production of 'Cosi fan tutte' has all the right stuff. Plus Elizabeth Futral.

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Funky Punks at Geffen by Pauline Adamek

The Troubador Theater Company’s ‘Funky Punks’ are some of the friendliest and silliest clowns around. Employing a creative use of simple props and settings, the cast of ten jump around…

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Agyness Deyn: 'Who am I?' by Decca Aitkenhead

At the age of 29, the supermodel formerly known as Laura Hollins is starting a stage career and pondering some philosophical questions. And yes, she is 29 – she doesn't fib about her age a…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: (Toronto) High Life by The Charlebois Post

Mike Ross, Michael Hanrahan, Oliver Dennis & Diego Matamoros(photo: Michael Cooper)A Brotherhood of MenTestosterone fills the iconic High Lifeby Beat RiceSomething strange about us …

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What’s Up At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival? (A Live Blog from Medialand) by Suzi Steffen

I’m at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for opening weekend, and I’m live-blogging this morning’s media coffee using Cover It Live – click the link below, and you shou…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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This week's cultural highlights: Rampart and Laura Marling

Our critics' picks of this week's openings, plus your last chance to see and what to book now• Which cultural events are in your diary this week? Tell us in the comments belowOpening this …

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FRIGID Festival Interview - Jeff Woodbridge of "Stripper Lesbians" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Name: Jeff Woodbridge Show: "Stripper Lesbians" Website: www.risingsunnyc.com How did you first get involved in theatre? Way back in the 2nd grade I was cast in a readin…

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Aakash Odedra – review by Judith Mackrell

The Place, LondonIt's the dance equivalent of a red-carpet event to get Akram Khan, Russell Maliphant and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as choreographers on the same programme. And it says much for t…

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Hay Fever – review by Michael Billington

Noel Coward, LondonHoward Davies has a gift for revitalising Coward's comedies. Having put the sexuality back into Private Lives, he now visually redefines Hay Fever and pulls off the daring…

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SET LIST, 2/25/12, CASA MAÑANA, FORT WORTH TX. by Jason Robert Brown

Thanks to Wally Jones and the whole gang at Fort Worth's historic Casa Mañana Theatre for bringing me and Shoshana down to Texas to have a foot-stompin' good time. The theater itself looks …

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Hay Fever

Legit Reviews||Abroad: In the second act of Noel Coward's weekend-in-the-country comedy "Hay Fever," Judith (Lindsay Duncan), her family and a gaggle of deliciously ill-matched …

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Michael Shannon to perform next season at A Red Orchid by Chris Jones

Michael Shannon will return to A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago next season, the actor told the Tribune's Mark Caro in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Los Angeles Theater Review: “NEW JERUSALEM, THE INTERROGATION OF BARUCH DE SPINOZA AT TALMUD TORAH CONGREGATION: AMSTERDAM, JULY 27, 1656 (West Coas by Jason Rohrer

A LACK OF PHILOSOPHY Elina de Santos’ production of David Ives’ 2008 New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 …

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Hay Fever, Noël Coward Theatre, London

This Coward revival has a solid cast but the staging does not always hit the right note, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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More thoughts on Medea by Thomas Garvey

Last night I came home to an unusual comment on my recent review of Medea at the Actors' Shakespeare Project. Here it is in full:I have just seen the performance of Mrs Israel. Well I …

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Photo Blast From The Past: Barry Bostwick by Walter McBride

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com'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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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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This Week on Broadway for February 26, 2012: Ted Mann and Howard Kissel by James Marino, James Marino / Broadwaystars.com

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk about CQ/CX, Galileo, Rutherford and Son, CCM’s Into The Woods and rememberances of Ted Mann and Howard Kissel. Please t…

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"A Catered Affair" Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre by John Olson

It's rare for a musical to communicate this much depth of character, and deliver so solidly on the "theatre" part of "musical theatre."

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uPick: What Best Picture Would Make the Best Musical? by Michael Block

In honor of Oscar Sunday, it's time for another uPick! There's 9 movies up for the Academy Award for Best Picture, but which one do you think would make the best musical? In case you've been…

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Theater troupe's acting marathon tests cast's mettle by Susan Snyder

About 4:30 a.m., Bradley Wrenn knew his fellow cast members needed a lift: They had been acting for nearly nine hours straight - and had 15 more to go. So he scrapped his fireman's uniform a…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/26- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by Stage Tube

Today in 2004, Fiddler on the Roof opened at the Minskoff Theatre, where it ran for 781 performances. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, an…

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The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to my reading of Garage Band! by Ken Davenport

Ok, here's a first in the five years (!) of Producer's Perspective history! I had another giveaway all lined up for today. I had finished the blog entry and everything. And then I got a call…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Vault Festival – Excellent Choice by Sarah Williams

The glass is definitely half-full in this dark two-hander, set in a wine shop which borders on the ethereal. In just 30 minutes, Eye Saw Theatre delivers intrigue, drama and laugh-out-loud h…

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"The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs"- A Powerful Mixture of Humor and Truth by Byrne Harrison

Review by Judd HollanderPhoto by Kevin Berne If you want to enjoy a good steak, don't visit the slaughterhouse. An old American proverb mentioned in the show program of the solo piece The Ag…

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Stars of Vaudeville #452: Robert Alda by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Robert Alda (Alfonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D’Abruzzo, 1914-1986). He started out as a singer and dancer in vaudeville, then moved to burlesque when vaudevi…

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Second Stage Extension of How I Learned to Drive Cancelled by Broadway.com

The previously announced extension of Second Stage's production of How I Learned to Drive has been cancelled. The off-Broadway production had been announced to run through March 18, but …

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Second Stage Extension of How I Learned to Drive Canceled by Broadway.com

The previously announced extension of Second Stage's production of How I Learned to Drive has been canceled. The off-Broadway production had been announced to run through March 18, but w…

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: CLYBOURNE PARK! by Up On The Marquee

The Broadway production of Bruce Norris's CLYBOURNE PARK will open on Thursday, April 12th at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The production is now being produced by Jujamcyn.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, et al. Win Spirit Awards by BroadwayWorld

The 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards were held in Santa Monica yesterday. The event was hosted by actor Seth Rogen.

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Fuse Concert Review: Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at Symphony Hall by Arts Fuse Editor

John Oliver, director of the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, deserves the thanks of all involved for his willingness to take on this unenviable assignment, as well as credit for ensuring that…

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Betty Hutton by Trav S.D.

It’s Betty Hutton’s birthday (see here for her full bio). Check out this cool artifact, a 1977 interview with her onThe Mike Douglas Show: To find out more about  the history o…

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84th Annual Academy Awards Are Tonight! BWW to Update Winners LIVE! by BroadwayWorld

The 84th Annual Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011, hosted by Billy Crystal, are being presented tonight, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood amp Highl…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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William Frawley by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of William Frawley, a.k.a I Love Lucy’s Fred Mertz. Go here for more on him. Fans of the show know of his vaudeville pedigree. Here’s proof: To find out mor…

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Buffalo Bill Cody by Trav S.D.

Today is Buffalo Bill Cody’s birthday. For my full enconium on the man go here. Below is a clip of him circa 1917, not long before he died. Got no idea what that hasty-sounding narrat…

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Feature: Gabriel Kahane Builds His Dream House by Brian Scott Lipton

The acclaimed songwriter discusses his much-anticipated new musical, February House.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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The Society of London Theatre’s Julian Bird on Oliviers and Olympics by TheatreVOICE

INTERVIEW: JULIAN BIRD The new Chief Executive of the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) tells Philip Fisher about his job, the current state of London West End theatre today, with special ins…

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Stars of Vaudeville #451: Jackie Gleason by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of The Great One, Mr. Jackie Gleason. The fact that that title was bestowed upon him by Orson Welles will give some indication of how highly his artistry was regarded i…

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In the pit: The importance of the keyboard set up by George Francis

In a typical orchestra pit of a West End or professional touring show now, it’s usual to have three, sometimes four, keyboards, however it is rarely the case that pianos are used. My …

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Howard Kissel dies at 69

Legit News: Was theater critic at N.Y. Daily News

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Review: Purge by Imogen Sarre

I left the Arcola Theatre’s performance of Sofi Oksanen’s Purge in a state of shock, the tension in my ribcage palpable. The play is about how the Estonian country and women were ravaged…

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Review: God/Head by Lori Hopkins

God/Head is less of a theatre performance and more a slightly odd practical therapy session in which the creator and primary performer of the show shares with the audience his deep and very …

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BWW's On This Day - February 26, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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NY Review: 'Beyond the Horizon' by David Sheward

The Irish Repertory Theatre blows the dust off Eugene O'Neill's 1920 Pulitzer Prize winner, "Beyond the Horizon," in this fresh and challenging production.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Critic's Notebook: My Meryl Streep problem by Charles McNulty

The virtuosic 'Iron Lady' star is stuck in two self-parodying modes of late: impersonating a character quite unlike herself or playing one who bears a teasing resemblance to her starry self.

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Review: Brightest and Best by Jessica Edwards

Brightest and Best begins as a caustic portrayal of the City rat race, and metamorphoses into a sophisticated musing on teaching. It follows the story of Rob (William Owen), who quits his hi…

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Review: Bingo by A Younger Theatre

Shakespeare has retired and his theatre lies in ruins. Gone are the streets of London filth, drunken applause and royal favour. Instead, he sits in Stratford-upon-Avon among the birdsong and…

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John Early

"Call Me Adam" chats with rising actor John Early about currently starring as "Juliet" in Tragedians of the City's premiere production, an all male production of "Romeo and Juliet" from Febr…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Perth Festival: Lucinda Childs by Alison Croggon

From the moment that Philip Glass's insistent, spiralling score erupts in the auditorium, this revival of Lucinda Child's 1979 work Dance is relentless. Each dance in this trilogy begins and…

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STICK FLY Talkback With Alicia Keys to be Hosted by La La Anthony by BroadwayWorld

Tomorrow's talkback, following the 8 PM performance, will be hosted by VH1 reality star La La Anthony 'La La's Full Court Life'.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Interviews from the National PTA Reflections Ceremony by Maryland Theatre Guide

Interviews from the National PTA Reflections Ceremony Interviews from the National PTA Reflections Ceremony. Featuring interviews with Eitan Mazia and Hayley Abramowitz, Kristofer and Rolan…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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André Gregory and Louis Malle’s ‘Vanya on 42nd Street’ by Charles Taylor

Louis Malle’s “Vanya on 42nd Street,” a filming of André Gregory’s long-rehearsed “Vanya” production, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Criterion.

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Freed of London helps ballerinas put their best foot forward by Marcia Adair

The firm's custom pointe shoes, with their handmade blocks, are prized by dancers. They make you 'dance your best,' an L.A. Ballet artistic director says.Tucked away in the side streets of…

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 03:00AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'Drowning Ophelia' by Robert Windeler

Riff Collective's rock riff on Shakespeare's "Hamlet," part of Frigid New York, has much to recommend in its music and performances, but the plot palls.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Two Crightons For the Price of Fun by David Dow Bentley III

Residents of the Conroe, Texas area may have been wondering about those peals of laughter rolling across North Main Street of late. Let me try to explain. On one side of the street at the Ow…

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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The Sunday Read: Arden Ryshpan on Non-Equity Shows by The Charlebois Post

44(photo by Michael Cooper)So what’s the problem with reviewing that non-Equity show anyway?by Arden Ryshpan, Executive Director, Canadian Actors' Equity AssociationA couple of weeks ago, …

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Melba LaRose by League of Professional Theatre Women

Artistic & Administrative Director of NY Artists Unlimited, Playwright-Director-Actress New York, New York USA A relic of the Warhol days, ex-”Queen of off-off-Broadway,” and…

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ON THE RECORD: A Christmas Story, Plus Mini-Albums of Shuffle Along and Blackbirds of 1928 by Steven Suskin

This week's column discusses the initial cast recording of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's A Christmas Story, plus four-song selections from the 1920s musicals Shuffle Along and Blackbi…

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The Abominable Showman, February 26, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Rex Reed (from Facebook)On the Town with BugsWhy people love nasty reviews, and a sampling of the nastiest reviews in showbiz historyBy Richard BurnettThere are reviews and then there are na…

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Review: AFTERNOON TEA WITH JANE AUSTEN by Heather J. Violanti

Charming and cheerful as one of Jane Austen’s novels, Afternoon Tea with Jane Austen is a delightful sixty-minute introduction into Austen’s life. Writer/performer Tali Brady has…

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Review: POE-DUNK – A MATCHBOX ENTERTAINMENT by Ed Malin

Poe-Dunk by Kevin McHale is a delightful trip through all the Edgar Allen Poe stories you might not have read yet. You will really see how many-sided Mr. Poe was; did you know he anticipated…

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Boston Ballet turns up the heat by Jeffrey Gantz

In the spring - well, actually, any time of year - a corps de ballet member’s fancy not so lightly turns to thoughts of featured roles in his or her company’s next production. &#…

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Another plum for Plummer, this time from ACTRA by Gayle Macdonald

Veteran actor wins award for Barrymore performance, while Amy Price-Francis picks up best female performer honours

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Swinging "Skiffle" Rock of One Man, Two Guvnors Will Be Heard on U.S. Release of Cast Album by Kenneth Jones

The London cast album of the inbound Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, featuring the band The Craze performing original songs by Grant Olding, and using original troupers including star …

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"The Artist," "The Help," "War Horse," Meryl Streep, Viola Davis Among Oscar Nominees Feb. 26 by Kenneth Jones and Adam Hetrick

Billy Crystal hosts the 84th Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 26, honoring excellence for the 2011 year in film. Among the nominees for Best Picture are "War Horse," "The Artis…

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Stick Fly, With Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer and Condola Rashad, Clips Its Broadway Wings Feb. 26 by Adam Hetrick

Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, about a summer weekend of awkward family moments and secrets revealed over scrabble and cocktails, ends its Broadway run Feb. 26 at the Cort Theatre.

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Irish Rep's Beyond the Horizon, Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer-Winning Work, Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 26 by Kenneth Jones

Rod Brogan, Patricia Conolly, Lucas Hall, Jonathan Judge-Russo, Aimee Laurence, Joanna Leister, Wrenn Schmidt, David Sitler and John Thomas Waite are featured in Irish Repertory Theatre'…

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PLAYBILL BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Sam Gold, Director of Seminar and Look Back in Anger by Kenneth Jones

Sam Gold began his life in theatre as a young actor, appearing as a replacement understudy in Broadway's The Diary of Anne Frank in 1997-98. What a difference 15 years has made. He's…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Our Favorite Matthew Morrison Moments, From "Glee," Broadway and More (Video) by Michael Gioia

Earlier this month, "Glee" and Broadway star Matthew Morrison was signed to the new record label 222, recently launched by Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" coach Adam Le…

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