Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Chicago Theater Review: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL (Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago) by Dan Zeff

THE BOOK ISN’T READY, BUT BRING IT ON ANYWAY Bring It On at the Cadillac Palace Theatre is cut from the Legally Blonde cloth of contemporary musical theater: they are both inspired by moti…

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Renegade Princess ** by Barry

                 By Sam AffoumadoRenegade Princess, originally directed by Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, is a solo theater piece written and performed by Ann Marie Houghtailing. Th…

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Snapshot: From the Screen to the Stage

Coming soon to Broadway are musical versions of "Ghost," "Newsies" and "Leap of Faith"—and producers are now developing "Animal House: The Musical."

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An Iliad by StageGrade

Do critics enjoy the journey of "An Iliad"?

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Debra Messing right at home in musiscal TV show Smash by Richard Ouzounian

Debra Messing's role in Smash is a musical theatre homecoming for the former Will & Grace star.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships by TCG News

TCG Now Accepting Applications for Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships A fellowship for actors that supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member T…

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Artist, Immigrant: Irina Kruzhilina by Marcy Arlin

1) What do you love about theatre in the U.S. for yourself and in general? I feel theatre in the U.S. has a very wide range, more so than in any other country. A lot of classical, a lot of m…

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Theater Review: Sidney Goldfarb’s ‘Hot Lunch Apostles’ at La MaMa by Ben Brantley

Sidney Goldfarb’s “Hot Lunch Apostles” at La MaMa is set in a destitute age — the 21st century — in which people will do anything to put food on their tables.

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Review: Thirds by Sandy MacDonald

Jacob Appel's play about three squabbling siblings is too predictable and belabored.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV: BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT in Rehearsal by BroadwayWorld TV

BroadwayWorld gives you a behind the scenes look at rehearsals for The Broadway Beauty Pageant. Watch the video below The event will take place on Monday evening, March 19th, at 8p.m. at Sym…

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IDOL WATCH: 13 Becomes 12! by Kelsey Denette

Tonight on AMERICAN IDOL, the two contestants with the lowest number of votes faced the judges, and it was up to Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to determine who would be head…

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A few more 'Hit the Wall' shows. But this is last call at Stonewall. by Chris Jones

"Hit the Wall," the hit, freewheeling show about the Stonewall riots, has been extended for one last week, Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced early Friday. The show, penned by Ike Holter,…

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Eugene O’Neill, an American master playwright, is back in the limelight by Peter Marks

Oh, no, no. Not Eugene O’Neill. Isn’t he the tortured one who wrote all those long, tortured plays about all those tortured people from tortured families that resembled his own tortured …

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Abigail's Party, Menier Chocolate Factory by David Benedict

Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party: comedy classic or Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with added sneering? Ever since its first appearance on stage in 1977 and its subsequent record-breaking…

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CD Release Party! by Site Admin

Well, it’s finally done. The new CD from Whisperado, I’m Not the Road, is here, and we’re celebrating Friday March 9 with a big show at Parkside Lounge. I hope to see every…

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Just Dance - SNL Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Hudson, Step Up 4, Big Time Movie, Dance Moms, SYTYCD by DanceOn

Just Dance - SNL Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Hudson, Step Up 4, Big Time Movie, Dance Moms, SYTYCD Lindsay Lohan hosts SNL for the fourth time. Jennifer Hudson debuts her new video "Think …

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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A big show in NYC, but little in LA for Japan quake benefit by Mike Boehm

The New York City nonprofit theater world has come together for a star-studded benefit for Japanese theater companies on this Sunday's anniversary of the massive northern Japan earthquake an…

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Review: The Seed by Alison Croggon

I missed the opening night of The Seed. From other reviews I've read, this was probably a good thing: sometimes it strikes me that press night is probably the worst time to review anything. …

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A big show in NYC, but little in LA for Japan quake benefit by Kelly Scott

Patti LuPone, Richard Thomas and Mary Beth Hurt will star in the New York segment of what's billed as a national effort on Sunday to raise money for Japanese theaters on the anniversary of t…

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Theater review: 'The Indians Are Coming to Dinner' at Pacific Theatre by Charlotte Stoudt

Director Julia Fletcher finds satirical bounce in this portrait of a privileged Bay Area family going to pieces on Tom Buderwitz s bougie two-story set.Director Julia Fletcher finds satirica…

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Denver Center Theatre "Great Wall" builds on a historic newspaper hoax by John Moore Special To The Denver Post

In the 1890s, The Denver Post's downtown office was known as "The Bucket of Blood." Under the ownership of a genial confidence man and a frugal grifter accused of running a fixed lottery, The

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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My TEDxMichiagnAve Talk Now on the TED Site by Scott Walters

I was surprised and pleased to see that my TEDxMichigan Ave talk from last May entitled "Bringing the Arts Back Home" has been transferred to the TED site.There seem to be 13 of the presenta…

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Off-Broadway Review: PAINTING CHURCHES

The new production of Tina Howe's Painting Churches, currently being presented by the Keen Theatre Company, is an enjoyable evening of theatre, but not without a few problems.  This r…

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Photo Flash: Paper Mill Playhouse Presents DAMN YANEES by BroadwayWorld

Paper Mill Playhouse just began previews for Damn Yankees, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by Denis Jones. The cast features…

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People You Should Know . . . Amy Lee Pearsall by Zack

Amy Lee Pearsall is a member ofWide Eyed Productions in NYC, having appeared with the company in The Trojan Women, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and theirinaugural production of…

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Theater review: 'The Indians Are Coming to Dinner' at Pacific Theatre by Charlotte Stoudt

Charlotte Stoudt reviews Jennifer W. Rowland's period satire, 'The Indians are Coming to Dinner' at Pacific Resident Theatre

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Danielle Hope Joins West End Cast of Les Miserables, 6/18 by BroadwayWorld

Danielle Hope will join the cast of London's West End production of Les Miserables beginning June 18 starring as Eponine. She joins Geronimo Rauch and Tam Mutu, who will join the cast to pla…

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'A Streetcar Named Desire' Ballet Makes American Debut

Plus, "The Vanishers" by Heidi Julavits; "Gatz" returns to the New York stage.

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Mastering Football and Spider Anatomy

Andrew Garfield on his roles in "Death of a Salesman" and "The Amazing Spider-Man."

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Return to the Stage for AFTER THE DANCE by BroadwayWorld

Daily Mail reports that Nicole Kidman is in talks for the Terence Rattigan play, After The Dance, which would play on Broadway in spring or fall of next year.

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Movie Review: ‘Shakespeare High,’ With Kevin Spacey by Stephen Holden

A state competition for California high school students is the subject of Alex Rotaru’s documentary “Shakespeare High.”

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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REGRETS Cast & Creative Team by Manhattan Theatre Club

REGRETS Cast & Creative Team Regrets By Matt Charman Directed by Carolyn Cantor with Alexis Bledel, Curt Bouril, Ansel Elgort, Brian Hutchison, Adriane Lenox, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Richa…

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Review: FOOL FOR LOVE by Wendy Rosenfield

The power of Sam Shepard's language and imagery in "Fool for Love" makes up for a lot of rough road, says critic Wendy Rosenfield, and Iron Age Theatre's team meets it at least halfway.

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Review: ANTIGONE by Wendy Rosenfield

This classic tragedy, in Anouilh's wartime translation, is enhanced by a fine cast, says critic Wendy Rosenfield, especially the dynamic Lavit Shaurice as Antigone.

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It's a Miracle! Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and the Cast of Leap of Faith Meet the Press by Broadway.com

Get ready to fall under the spell of Raúl Esparza as Jonas Nightingale, a part-time reverend and full-time con artist in Leap of Faith. With his troupe of singers, Nightingale (Esparz…

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In praise of … Stephen Sondheim | Editorial

A well deserved life time achievement award from Critics Circle for the foremost composer-lyricist of his generationToday the foremost composer-lyricist of his generation will receive a life…

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Leah Stein: A creative presence in the city's dance world by Merilyn Jackson

Leah Stein has been creating site-specific and stage dance since 1987. Ten years ago, she formed her own company, and this weekend Philadelphia Dance Projects celebrates its 10th anniversar…

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Herb Ritts: L.A. Style – photo exhibit at Getty by Pauline Adamek

Celebrity photographer Herb Ritts’ extensive career is examined in a new exhibition at the Getty. The exhibition, entitled Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, includes the artist’s photographs in fa…

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"Eurydice" at UNM by Sarah Parro

This month, the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance and the student production group SCRAP present Eurydice, a modern retelling of the ancient myth about Orpheus and Eurydice, written by Sar…

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PHOTO CALL: 35mm, With Alex Brightman, Ben Crawford, Lindsay Mendez, Betsy Wolfe and Jay Armstrong Johnson by Matthew Blank

35mm A Musical Exhibition, written by Ryan Scott Oliver based on the photography of Matthew Murphy, debuted at Brooklyn's Galapagos Art Space March 7 at 8 PM.

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Everybody Was Wrong About This Play

The premiere of Edward Albee's "The Lady From Dubuque" in 1980 was a soul-shriveling disaster, closing after only 12 performances. How could the critics have been so off the mark?

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PHOTO FLASH: Brent Barrett and Broadway Beauty Pageant Contestants Rehearse by David Gordon

The contestants of the upcoming sixth annual Broadway Beauty Pageant offered a sneak peak of the event Thursday, March 8 at Ripley-Grier Studios. Andrew Chappelle (Mamma Mia!), Wilkie Fergu…

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ANN's Holland Taylor Named 'Fearless Woman' by Newsweek by BroadwayWorld

Holland Taylor has been named one of Newsweeks 150 Fearless Women, along with Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, Marie Colvin, Adele, Gabrielle Giffords, Angelina Jolie, Kirstin Gillibrand, Ange…

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“The Jacksonian” at the Geffen – Beth Henley’s eerie and murderous drama by Pauline Adamek

Blood-drenched, with an undercurrent of impending violence, Beth Henley’s new play The Jacksonian grips you with its intensity as well as flashes of poetic language and dark humor. Making …

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Show People with Paul Wontorek Interview: Megan Hilty of "Smash" "Wicked" and "9 to 5" by Broadway.com

Some blondes really do have more fun. Megan Hilty made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked and went on to play the equally blonde Doralee Rhodes (the role made famous by Dolly Parton) in …

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Songwriters Hall of Fame Will Honor Bette Midler With Lifetime Achievement Award by Adam Hetrick

Grammy Award winner Bette Midler will receive the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 14 in Manhattan.

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Nicole Kidman dances back on stage after 14 years

She is in the early days of talks about returning to the stage, in a Terence Rattigan play about a man who leaves his wife for a younger woman.

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Debra Messing in Smash by Richard Ouzounian

Debra Messing's role in Smash is a musical theatre homecoming for the former Will & Grace star.

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

LA premieres of Catch Me If You Can and Priscilla Queen of the Desert will be among the Broadway LA offerings...Theatricum announces season...Another show with Barbara Bain planned...Nomi Ly…

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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A powerhouse merger of Philly dance companies by Jim Rutter

Two Philadelphia dance leaders -- Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Kosoko -- and their companies have joined forces as a new “sustainable” collaborative. Jim Rutter talks with them.

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Review: "American Idiot" a show for idiots, and wannabe idiots, too by Ray Mark Rinaldi The Denver Post

Maybe the least flattering thing you can say about "American Idiot," with its indictment of Bush-era politics, is that it is kinder and gentler than you might expect. Punk rock on the Broadw…

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Bryan Batt, Lorna Kelly to Host Broadway Bears XV Grand Finale Auction by Bethany Rickwald

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will present The Broadway Bears XV Grand Finale Auction, on March 18 at 8pm at B. B. King Blues Club and Grill. Bryan Batt and Lorna Kelly will host. The …

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Smash Star Megan Hilty on Celeb Guest Stars, Famous Blondes and 'Terrifying' Nude Scenes by Broadway.com

Some blondes really do have more fun. Megan Hilty made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked and went on to play the equally blonde Doralee Rhodes (the role made famous by Do…

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Theater review: 'Geeks! The Musical!' at Write Act Rep Theatre by Margaret Gray

Thomas J. Misuraca, writer and librettist of Geeks! The Musical!, premiering at Write Act Repertory Theatre, is a total geek. Thomas J. Misuraca, writer and librettist of Geeks! The Music…

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Review: "Let's Pretend We're Famous" by Wendy Rosenfield

Some small gems exist in 1812's "Let’s Pretend We’re Famous" comedy cabaret, says critic Wendy Rosenfield, but with such stale material, Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite will have to…

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Theater review: 'Geeks! The Musical!' at Write Act Rep Theatre by Margaret K. Gray

Margaret Gray reviews "Geeks! The Musical!" at Write Act Repertory Theatre.

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PHOTO CALL: Nick Jonas Takes Part in “Broadway Talks" Series by Matthew Blank

Stage and screen star Nick Jonas took part in the conversation series, “Broadway Talks with Jordan Roth” March 4 at 92nd Street Y. He discussed his role in How to Succeed In Busi…

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Joe Menino to Star in Agamemnon Home by Dan Bacalzo

Joe Menino will play the title role in Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's world premiere production of Glyn Maxwell's Agamemnon Home, to perform March 22-April 1 at The Wild Project. In t…

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Kids' Night on Broadway® pre-theatre part at Madame Tussauds with Nick Jonas by The Broadway League

Kids' Night on Broadway® pre-theatre part at Madame Tussauds with Nick Jonas Kids' were able to celebrate Kids' Night on Broadway® with a pre-theatre party at Madame Tus…

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TV review: White Heat; The Sarah Millican Television Programme; David Walliams: The Big Swim by Lucy Mangan

It's no Mad Men, but this tale of 60s student flatmates is shaping up nicelyIthink there's going to have to be a moratorium on shows set in the 1960s until we've all had a chance to let the …

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Bernadette Peters and Richard Gere Among Stars to Shine at Roundabout's Gala Celebrating Rob Marshall by Kenneth Jones

Golden Globe Award winner Richard Gere, star of the Rob Marshall film "Chicago," and two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters have joined the list of performers honoring direct…

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Anna Moench, Christopher Oscar Peña Named 2012 Van Lier Playwriting Fellows by Bethany Rickwald

Lark Play Development Center has named Anna Moench and Christopher Oscar Peña its 2012 Van Lier Playwriting Fellows. The Van Lier Fellowship Program annually supports two promisi…

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Marion Ross and Henry Winkler to Guest Star on NBC's Up All Night by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and television stars Henry Winkler and Marion Ross will guest star on NBC's Up All Night, according to TVGuide.com. Winkler will play the feather of talk show producer Ava (playe…

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Exclusive! Sutton Foster Looks Back on Her ‘Thrilling’ Year as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes by Broadway.com

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through a sometimes grueling "exit interview" about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn…

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Diane Paulus to Direct Pippin at American Repertory Theater by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Diane Paulus will helm a new revival of Pippin at Cambridge's American Repertory Theater in December. Gypsy Snider will serve as the production’s choreographer. Paulus…

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Diane Paulus-Helmed PIPPIN Plays A.R.T. in December; Is Broadway Next? by BroadwayWorld

American Repertory Theater A.R.T. has announced that it will present the musical Pippin as part of its 2012 13 Season. The production will be directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by G…

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Cast of Broadway's Lysistrata Jones to Reunite at Joe's Pub by Dan Bacalzo

Cast members from the musical Lysistrata Jones, which played Broadway's Walter Kerr Theater earlier this season, will reunite for a concert at Joe's Pub on April 9 at 7pm and 9:30p…

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The Best Man - Behind the Scenes with Eric McCormack & Kerry Butler by Broadway's Best Shows

The Best Man - Behind the Scenes with Eric McCormack & Kerry Butler http://broadwaysbestshows.com/show/Gore-Vidal-s-The-Best-Man - Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN comes to Broadway in a…

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Small room is a little gem by J. Kelly Nestruck

The director behind Kim’s Convenience explores more psychological territory

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The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs is a little gem by J. Kelly Nestruck

The director behind Kim’s Convenience explores more psychological territory

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PHOTO FLASH: Onstage Proposal at Off-Broadway's Rated P for Parenthood by Dan Bacalzo

Long Island resident David Troy asked Dellene Kornitsky for her hand in marriage onstage at the West Side Theatre, following a performance of Rated P for Parenthood. She accepted. Featuring…

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Francis Guinan to Guest Star on CBS' Mike and Molly by Brian Scott Lipton

Award-winning Chicago stage star Frances Guinan will guest star on CBS' hit sitcom Mike & Molly as the father of Mike (played by Billy Gardell), according to TVGuide.com. The series…

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ACT hires Sergei Tschernisch for new fundraising position

The former president of Cornish College of the Arts will also lead a long-term development campaign for a fund to retire ACT's sizable deficit and finance future operations of the theater.

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#Oops! Your Stage Adaptation Was Better Than You by Spotted

I’m going to say something every Thursday, half on purpose and half by accident. #Oops! This week: “OOPS! Your stage adaptation was better than you!” I’m talking to you, Academy Awar…

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Ryan Scott Oliver's 35mm A Musical Exhibition to Receive Original Cast Recording by Andy Propst

An original cast recording of Ryan Scott Oliver's 35mm A Musical Exhibition, which is receiving several performances at Galapagos Art Space, will be released by Ghostlight Records in Ma…

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Off-Broadway Is Thriving (But)

The New York Times 03/08/12

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Pointless Theatre to Present Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher by Bethany Rickwald

Pointless Theatre is to present Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher, April 13-29 in the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. Matt Reckeweg will direct. Pointless Theatre's first show ou…

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Diane Paulus to Direct Pippin at A.R.T. by Dan Bacalzo

Diane Paulus will direct the musical Pippin as part of American Repertory Theater's 2012-2013 season. Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also kno…

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The David Dower Friday Phone Call # 13: Fran Kumin by HowlRound

Today, in keeping with our “deep dive” into the Intrinsic Impact Study this week, I talk with Fran Kumin, Director of the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative at the Pew Center for Arts &…

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BC/EFA Presents the Last Broadway Bears Benefit, Mar. 18; Bryan Batt & Lorna Kelly Host by BroadwayWorld

Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS will present the 15th and grand finale edition of THE BROADWAY BEARS, the annual Broadway auction of teddy bears dressed in museum-quality outfits based on o…

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Broadway Backwards 7: Highlights Montage by Broadway Cares

Broadway Backwards 7, the once-a-year celebration of the gay and lesbian community, our friends and families, raised a record-breaking $329,000 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS a…

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Theater Review: Joyce Hokin Sachs’s ‘Eternal Equinox’ at 59E59 Theaters by Claudia La Rocco

Joyce Hokin Sachs’s play “Eternal Equinox” at 59E59 Theaters concerns a fraught 24-hour interlude in the lives of the Bloombury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

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Tony Nominee Diane Paulus Will Stage Revival of Pippin at A.R.T. by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-nominated Hair and Porgy and Bess director Diane Paulus will stage a new production of Stephen Schwartz's Tony Award-nominated musical Pippin at the American Repertory Theater…

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ArtsBeat: A 'Pippin' Directed by Diane Paulus Heading to Cambridge by Patrick Healy

The American Repertory Theater announcement did not mention Broadway, but New York producers will likely give the production a close look if it's a hit.

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BC/EFA Announces the Final Edition of “The Broadway Bears” will be held Sunday, March 18 at B.B. Kings by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS proudly presents the 15th and grand finale edition of THE BROADWAY BEARS, the annual Broadway auction of teddy bears dressed in museum-quality outfits based…

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Tix Now on Sale for Final Broadway Bears Fundraiser; "Line-up" Announced by Andrew Gans

The final edition of the Broadway Bears fundraisers to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be held March 18 at 8 PM at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on West 42nd Street.

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"Distant Voices": Sad story of nun Alicia Ramirez's mother leads to "Patrocino e Yo" by Claire Martin

Like so many people, Alicia Ramirez knew little about her parents' lives until she was well into adulthood. Ramirez, a nun with the Sisters of Loretto, was 40 when someone asked her mother …

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Most Opulent in Emotional Expression by Chicago Plays

We are moving our offices and going through some old papers when we came across a piece of a report that must have been written a long time ago. It’s not even clear who actually wrote it, …

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He Knows Why the Caged Inmate Talks by Leonard Manzella

Leonard Manzella watched Rawhide's Rowdy Yates -- Clint Eastwood's character -- defend those who needed defending. Then he attempted to follow in Eastwood's footsteps in the world of spagh…

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Upcoming: Craft Alliance ARTrageous Baubles Ball

FUN WITH ART: Pat Whitaker and Dick Miles hosted a kick-off cocktail reception recently at their Clayton house to announce details of the upcoming Craft Alliance ARTrageous Baubles Ball.

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Item World: Local news and views 3/9

"SNL" zeroes in on Love, Shakopee.

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Tony Award Winner Betty Buckley Looks Back at Carrie On Stage and Screen by Adam Hetrick

For theatregoers who managed to catch one of the 21 performances of Carrie the musical during its short-lived Broadway run in 1988, several things stand out: the blood, the belting, the camp…

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Mary Testa, Jason Danieley, Darius de Haas Will Be Part of Over the Rainbow: A Gala Evening of Harold Arlen Song by Andrew Gans

New York Festival of Song's spring gala, which is entitled Over the Rainbow: A Gala Evening of Harold Arlen Song, will be presented April 2 at 7 PM in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall…

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PHOTO CALL: Stephen Spinella Opens in An Iliad at New York Theatre Workshop by Matthew Blank

New York Theatre Workshop's New York City premiere of Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's Homer-inspired one-man play An Iliad, got two opening nights this week. Tony Award winners …

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Review: (Toronto) The Small Room At The Top of The Stairs by The Charlebois Post

Nicole Underhay (photo credit: Cylla von Tiedemann)The Killing CuriosityTarragon presents a GG winner's spook-festby Beat RiceI can’t remember the last time I felt spooked when I was watch…

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Art spotlight: Wayne Branum

Ceramicist's show continues at Raymond Avenue Gallery.

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Art review: Natural medicine

With their sophisticated simplicity, Jochen Lempert's photographs of nature are an antidote to the noise of modern art.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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SISTER ACT: It Got Me by Sister Act

SISTER ACT: It Got Me Television commercial for SISTER ACT, the smash-hit Broadway musical. Visit http://www.sisteractbroadway.com From: SisterActBroadway Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 00:3…

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SISTER ACT: A New Classic by Sister Act

SISTER ACT: A New Classic Television commercial for SISTER ACT, the smash-hit Broadway musical. Visit http://www.sisteractbroadway.com From: SisterActBroadway Views: 2 0 ratings Time: …

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Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton Set for 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

Broadway veteran and country music superstar Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton will co-host the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held on Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in …

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SISTER ACT: Along For The Ride by Sister Act

SISTER ACT: Along For The Ride Television commercial for SISTER ACT, the smash-hit Broadway musical. Visit http://www.sisteractbroadway.com From: SisterActBroadway Views: 3 0 ratings T…

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Three Questions: UNC alum James May tick-tocks (and talks) about the national touring production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" by Tucker Shaw

Here comes Colorado native James May, playing Cogsworth the Clock in the national touring production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," at the Buell Theater from Wednesday through March 18.

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An Ilead

Our narrator, The Poet, in this case Denis O’Hare, although you can also catch Stephen Spinella as well, tells us that he sang this song for a year at one time. Over the years it gets sho…

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Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle (City Lit Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

While the final 10 minutes of Paul Edwards’ adaptation would benefit from some streamlined editing, *We Have Always Lived in the Castle* is a chilling, worthy testament to author Shirley J…

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35mm, With Alex Brightman, Ben Crawford, Lindsay Mendez, Betsy Wolfe, Will Be Recorded; Extra Performance Added by Andrew Gans

An additional performance of 35mm A Musical Exhibition, written by Ryan Scott Oliver based on the photography of Matthew Murphy, will be presented at Brooklyn's Galapagos Art Space March…

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The Coterie to Present Glee's Dominic Barnes and Curt Mega in Concert by Bethany Rickwald

The Coterie is set to present television's Dominic Barnes and Curt Mega in concert in An Evening with Curt & Dom, March 23 and 24. Best known as part of the male vocal group The Wa…

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Closing of Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room a Death Knell? "No!!" Shout NYC's Cabaretfolk by Andrew Martin

By now it's no secret that the Marriott Corporation, which is taking the helm in renovating New York City's historic Algonquin Hotel on West 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, has …

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Peter Yarrow to Appear at What's the Benefit, Inc.'s Weaker People…A Dangerous Notion by Bethany Rickwald

What's the Benefit, Inc. is set to present Weaker People…A Dangerous Notion, a new musical by Molly C. Blau, Ben Bartolone, and Paul Daniel Cloeter, March 19 at 8pm at the Stephe…

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"Glee" Actors Dominic Barnes and Curt Mega Will Offer Los Angeles Interactive Concerts by Michael Gioia

The Coterie will present "Glee" actors Dominic Barnes and Curt Mega in An Evening with Curt & Dom—an interactive, cabaret-style concert—at the Renaissance Hollywood…

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A Room With a View, the Musical, Gets Extra Week at Old Globe; Karen Ziemba Stars by Kenneth Jones

The Old Globe has added a week to the run of its world-premiere musical A Room with a View, now playing to April 15 in San Diego.

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PHOTO FLASH: Tituss Burgess, Billy Porter, Nikki Snelson Behind the Scenes of Broadway Dreams Foundation Reality Show by Dan Bacalzo

Tigerlily Media and Freestyle Picture Company began test shooting this week for the previously reported new reality show that will go behind the scenes of The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Ame…

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Live on #NEWPLAY TV March 10: Humana Festival Panel – “The Good Groupthink: How Communities Solve Problems” by HowlRound

As part of the 36th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the first of four panel discussions webcast live on #NEWPLAY TV kicks off on Saturday, M…

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Steve Martin writing music for ‘As You Like It’   by Joe Dziemianowicz

What music goes with a 50th anniversary? Bluegrass. And Stephen Sondheim. Shakespeare in the Park hits the half-century mark this summer and its production of “As You Like It” will feat…

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The Marsh Berkeley to Present Marga Gomez's Not Getting Any Younger by Bethany Rickwald

The Marsh Berkeley is set to present Marga Gomez's Not Getting Any Younger, April 13-May 5. Not Getting Any Younger begins during an idyllic childhood visit to a dairy cow's boudo…

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Tony Winner Susan Stroman to Helm the Hollywood Bowl’s The Producers by Broadway.com

Tony winner Susan Stroman will once again direct and choreograph The Producers. Stroman, who won Tony Awards in 2001 for her direction and choreography of the original Broadway production of…

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Patti LuPone headlines benefit for Japan quake vicitms by Joe Dziemianowicz

“Shinsai: Theaters for Japan.” Sun. at 3 and 8 p.m. Cooper Union (Seventh St. at Third Ave.).

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Alan Cumming to Perform March 17 Benefit Concert by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will perform a special cabaret show at New York's XL nightclub on Saturday, March 17 at 8pm. Proceeds will benefit the International Gay and Lesbian Human…

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IN THIS HOUSE, a World Premiere Musical - Preview Trailer by Two River Theater

IN THIS HOUSE, a World Premiere Musical - Preview Trailer Directed by May Adrales, 'In This House' runs at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ from March 4 - April 8, 2012. www.trtc.o…

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Ryan Scott Oliver and Matthew Murphy's 35mm Adds Performance, Records Cast Album by BroadwayWorld

Producer John Johnson announced today that 35mm A Musical Exhibition, written by Ryan Scott Oliver based on the photography of Matthew Murphy, has added a new, final performance on Wednesday…

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NYFOS 'Over the Rainbow' Gala to Feature Jason Danieley, Mary Testa and More by BroadwayWorld

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG announces its spring gala, a beloved evening of extraordinary singing and celebration, OVER THE RAINBOW A GALA EVENING OF HAROLD ARLEN SONG on Monday, April 2 at 70…

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2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Selections by Brian Scott Lipton

Selections have been announced for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, to be held in various New York City venues, April 18-29. A highlight of the festival will be the documentary Joe Papp in F…

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Stephanie Blythe, Jason Danieley, Mary Testa Set for NYFOS Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway favorites Mary Testa and Jason Danieley will be among the performers at the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) spring gala, Over the Rainbow: A Gala Evening of Harold Arlen Songs, to…

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Advice From Daniel Radcliffe by Music Theatre International

Advice From Daniel Radcliffe MTIShowSpace's exclusive chat with Daniel Radcliffe on opening night of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Daniel shares some very sound advi…

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ArtsBeat: Visa Troubles Force Two European Acts To Cancel U.S. Gigs by Larry Rohter

The rising Spanish flamenco-soul singer Pitingo was to have made his U.S. debut Friday night at the Manhattan Center, and the avant-garde Czech theater troupe known as Tantehorse had a run a…

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Avenue Q School Edition - Bradford High School by Music Theatre International

Avenue Q School Edition - Bradford High School MTIShowSpace takes an exclusive look at Bradford High School (Kenosha, WI)'s production of AVENUE Q SCHOOL EDITION. From: mtishows Views: …

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War Horse, Jekyll & Hyde, Wicked Part of Kimmel Center 2012-2013 Season by David Gordon

War Horse, Jekyll & Hyde, and Wicked are among the productions announced for The Kimmel Center's 2012-2013 Broadway season at the Academy of Music, Forrest Theatre and Merriam Theat…

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How To Succeed... "in Show Business" (courtesy of the H2$ Broadway Company) by Music Theatre International

How To Succeed... "in Show Business" (courtesy of the H2$ Broadway Company) The Original Revival Cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (incl. Daniel Radcliffe …

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STAGE TUBE: Raven Symone Chats SISTER ACT with Whoopi on THE VIEW by David Green

In the video below, Sister Act producer and 'The View' co-host Whoopi Goldberg talks to the newest actress to step into the shoes of Deloris Van Cartier in the hot musical Sister Act, Raven …

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SISTER ACT on Broadway - True Confession #313 by Sister Act

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Theatre review for LA Weekly – Antony and Cleopatra at ANW by Pauline Adamek

  Dear readers! This week’s theatre review for the LA Weekly is for Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, now playing at the A Noise Within’s gl…

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Theater review: 'Antony and Cleopatra' at A Noise Within by F. Kathleen Foley

In their kaleidoscopic staging, co-directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott provide color and movement in abundance. And like it we do.In their kaleidoscopic staging, co-director…

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Michael O'Flaherty to Conduct Goodspeed Musicals' 50th Anniversary Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Michael O'Flaherty will conduct Celebrating the Impossible Dream - 50 Years of Goodspeed Musicals, to be held at The Bushnell on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Goodspeed will partner wit…

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BWW TV: First Look at LEAP OF FAITH Performance Preview - Raul Esparza & More! by BroadwayWorld TV

The Broadway production of LEAP OF FAITH begins previews on Tuesday, April 3 and will open on April 26 at the St. James Theatre. Today, the company treated the press to a performance preview…

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Interview with Michael Rohd by Rebecca Novick by HowlRound

This interview is adapted from the version that appears in Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of Art.  This book includes the final report from research firm WolfBrown on t…

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FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of LEAP OF FAITH! by Walter McBride

Broadways LEAP OF FAITH stars four-time Tony nominee Ral Esparza as Jonas Nightingale, Jessica Phillips as Marla Humes, Kendra Kassebaum as Sam Nightingale, Kecia Lewis-Evans as Ida Mae Robi…

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Miracles of Modern Science, Gabriel Kahane Set for Gotham Chamber Opera Steps Out by David Gordon

Miracles of Modern Science and composer/performer Gabriel Kahane take part in Gotham Chamber Opera's Gotham Chamber Opera Steps Out concert, to be held Tuesday, March 27 at Le Poisson R…

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Young Talent Gets 10-Minute Shot in Launch of New Musical Contest by Frank Rizzo

Darren Criss Explains It All To YouOk, young composers, get cracking. Especially, you Connecticut kids.

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Theater review: 'Antony and Cleopatra' at A Noise Within by Kathy Foley

F. Kathleen Foley reviews 'Antony and Cleopatra' at A Noise Within.

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Children Will Listen and Sing, Act and Dance During Musicals in Our Schools Week by Jasonc

National Advocacy Campaign for Arts in Education Sponsored by NBC’s ‘Smash’ Kicks Off in Duffy Square on March 19 Broadway is shining the spotlight on the importance of musical theater…

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Steve Martin to Compose Music for Shakespeare in the Park's As You Like It by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Steve Martin will compose original music for the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It, which will perform at the Delacorte Theater…

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R&H Theatricals, MTI and More Endorse 'Musicals in Our Schools' Week by BroadwayWorld

Broadway is shining the spotlight on the importance of musical theater programs in schools by endorsing Musicals in our Schools Week happening March 19-23, 2012. Through Musicals in our Scho…

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Signature Theatre Announces New Supplemental Programs for 2012 by BroadwayWorld

Signature Theatre has just introduced new supplemental programs which will allow more intimate and direct access to a playwrights vision and process. Just as the layout of The Pershing Squar…

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PHOTO CALL: Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Cast Offer Sneak Peek at Leap of Faith by Matthew Blank

Leap of Faith, the new Broadway musical about a flim-flam preacher who blows into a small town, begins previews at the St. James Theatre April 3.

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Tribeca Film Festival Selects "Joe Papp in Five Acts" and "BAM150" by Adam Hetrick

"Joe Papp in Five Acts," a new documentary film by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen about the late founder of the Public Theater, will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Fe…

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Avenue Q Will Celebrate 1,000th Performance at New World Stages by Michael Gioia

The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, which played a six-year run on Broadway before moving to New World Stages, will celebrate its 1,000th performance at its Off-Broadway home March 14.

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Aradhana Tiwari's The Way of the Cards Delays Run Until April by Bethany Rickwald

Aradhana Tiwari's The Way of the Cards will now run April 27-May 6 in Mandell Theatre at Lowndes Shakespeare Center. The play, which was originally to take place March 9-18, will be di…

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Live on #NEWPLAY TV: The Riverrun Theatre Company of Madison, Indiana presents “Seeing Red” by David J. Loehr by HowlRound

The Riverrun Theatre Company of Madison, Indiana presents Seeing Red by David J. Loehr “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream…&…

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Josh Strickland to Perform in Las Vegas Broadway Bares: Barelesque Benefit by Bethany Rickwald

Broadway veteran and American Idol finalist Josh Strickland will perform in the third annual Las Vegas Broadway Bares: Barelesque to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event will…

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Raven-Symoné and Whoopi Goldberg Talk Sister Act Backstage at The View by Broadway.com

What better place for Raven-Symoné to make the big announcement that she'll join the Broadway cast of Sister Act than on The View! Before the actress began her gig …

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Martin scores 'As You Like It'

Legit News: More actors set for outdoor Shakespeare

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"Glee" Star Darren Criss Is Spokesperson for "Search For the Best New Musical Written by Young America" Contest by Michael Gioia

The Los Angeles Festival of New American Musicals has announced the launch of its new initiative, the 2012 Show Search, looking for the next generation of Broadway musical composers. "G…

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STAGE TUBE: The Today Show's Kathie Lee and Hoda Talk GODSPELL by Stage Tube

The Today Show's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kota made a very special appearance at GODSPELL recently. Watch the humorous performance here, and hear what they had to say about it below

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More Highlights From How to Succeed Starring Nick Jonas

Since Jan. 24, Nick Jonas (The Jonas Brothers, Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast) has been starring alongside Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty," The Cherry Orchard, Angels in America) and Be…

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Today Show Gals Kathie Lee & Hoda Say Hallelujah on a Visit to Godspell by Broadway.com

Let’s have some wine! We’re not saying it was the communal drinking at intermission that lured Today Show mavens Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to the revival of Godspell, but …

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2011 DCN: Scenic Designers by American Theatre Wing and SDCF

On Monday, June 27th, 2011, SDC's Gretchen Michelfeld talked to veteran scenic designers Rachel Hauck (The Public, BAM, The Vineyard, South Coast Rep, Eugene O'Neill Resident Set Designer) a…

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Eternal Equinox

Within the first ten minutes of this show, it is clear that nothing is about to happen, and that it will take two hours for it to do so.Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell are hold up in Charlesto…

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Steve Martin to Compose Music for Shakespeare in the Park’s As You Like It; Additional Casting Announced by Broadway.com

Actor, comedian, author, screenwriter, playwright and banjo player Steve Martin will soon be an off-Broadway composer as well. According to the New York Times, Martin will compose original m…

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PHOTO FLASH: Raul Esparza and Broadway Company of Leap of Faith at Press Preview by David Gordon

The cast and creative team members of the new Broadway musical Leap of Faith met the press on Thursday, March 8 at the New 42nd Street Studios to preview the production, which will open at t…

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AVENUE Q Celebrates 1000 Performances at New World Stages, 3/14 by BroadwayWorld

The Tony Award winning musical AVENUE Q -- which played a 6-year run on Broadway before moving to New World Stages over two years ago -- will celebrate its 1000th performance at New World St…

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P is for Proposal: Surprise proposal at ‘Rated P for Parenthood’ by Loganne

Love is in house, upstairs at the Westside Theatre. Dellene Kornitsky got more than the “hilarious, fresh, and decidedly irreverent look at the age-old topic” of parenthood that Rated P …

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Fuse Classical Music Review: An Inspirational “War Requiem” by Arts Fuse Editor

There is much to commend all participants. The work itself is challenging and asks nothing more than a fully committed heart. This quality was present in abundance.

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Susan Stroman to Direct and Choreograph THE PRODUCERS at the Hollywood Bowl by BroadwayWorld

Susan Stroman, winner of the Tony award for both direction and choreography of the original Broadway production of The Producers, will direct and choreograph the fully staged production of T…

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Susan Stroman Will Direct Hollywood Bowl's The Producers; Reba McEntire Is Hall of Fame Inductee by Andrew Gans

Grammy winner Reba McEntire, who made her Broadway debut in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun, will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame this summer.

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My Space: Chandra Lee Schwartz by Broadway.com

She may not come and go to her dressing room by bubble, but there's no place like her home away from home for Wicked's Glinda, Chandra Lee Schwartz. The actress recently invited Broadway.com…

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End of the Rainbow on Broadway - Buy Tickets Now! by End of the Rainbow

End of the Rainbow on Broadway - Buy Tickets Now! Olivier Award winner TRACIE BENNETT gives what critics have raved is nothing short of "the performance of a lifetime" in Peter Qu…

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Public Theater Announces 2012 Shakespeare in the Park Dates; Steve Martin to Compose Music! by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater announced the dates today for the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Daniel Sullivan, will begin preview…

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Weekend Breaks – review by Lyn Gardner

Hull TruckThere is less social mobility in the UK in 2012 than there was in the 1960s and 70s, so John Godber's 1997 play about Martin, a teacher turned would-be writer, who realises the gul…

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ArtsBeat: Health Reasons Force Klugman's Withdrawal From "Twelve Angry Men" by Patrick Healy

Mr. Klugman had been set to play Juror No. 9 in the production, 55 years after he had a breakout performance in the 1957 film "12 Angry Men" as Juror No. 5.

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Reba McEntire to Be Hall of Fame Inductee at Hollywood Bowl by Dan Bacalzo

Country Music star and Broadway veteran Reba McEntire will be the 2012 Hall of Fame inductee at The Hollywood Bowl. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews will host Opening Night at the Bowl,…

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BWW TV Sneak Peek- ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS! by BroadwayWorld TV

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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Review: (Toronto) The Happy Woman by The Charlebois Post

(L-R) Maria Vacratsis, Martin Happer, Maev Beaty, Ingrid Rae Doucet and Barbara Gordon in The Happy Woman. Photo Credit: Guntar KravisStory TimeHappy Woman has a strong plot...but other prob…

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DWTS Season 14 Cast - Dancing with the Stars Couples Revealed by DanceOn

DWTS Season 14 Cast - Dancing with the Stars Couples Revealed The "Dancing With the Stars" Season 14 cast was finally revealed! Here's the full list of Season 14's celebr…

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: For Off-Broadway Theater, the Perils of Prosperity by Charles Isherwood

Off-Broadway theater is thriving. Impressive new buildings and stages have more than replaced those that have disappeared. Even so, prosperity has its perils.

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Understanding the Music: Strauss's Thunder and Lightning Polka by The Kennedy Center

Understanding the Music: Strauss's Thunder and Lightning Polka National Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl discusses Strauss's Thunder and Lightning Polka. Fro…

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Theatre Review: “Beauty and the Beast” @ Broadway San Jose, 03/06/12 by The Broadway Critic

Written by: Garrett Biggs After a successful trip to San Francisco in 2010, the touring production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast returned to the Bay Area courtesy of Broadway San Jose. …

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Raven-Symone joining Sister Act and More Broadway News! by TheaterMania

Raven-Symone joining Sister Act and More Broadway News! This week TheaterMania reports on Raven-Symone joining Sister Act, Zoe Lister-Jones and Justin Long in Seminar, Kristin Chenoweth on …

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Understanding the Music: Dvorák's Larghetto from Serenade in E major for String Orchestra, Op. 22 by The Kennedy Center

Understanding the Music: Dvorák's Larghetto from Serenade in E major for String Orchestra, Op. 22 National Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl discusses Dvor…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Patti LuPone, Elaine Paige, Lea Salonga and More Sing "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" by Andrew Gans

With the imminent arrival of the Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which is scheduled to begin previews March 12 at the Marquis Theatre, we offer a look (a…

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Sharon McNight, Bob Stillman, William Michals Set for Broadway Ballyhoo at Feinstein's by Bethany Rickwald

Tony nominees Sharon McNight and Bob Stillman are set to perform in Broadway Ballyhoo at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, March 8 at 11 pm. The evening will also include performances by S…

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Steve Buscemi, Blythe Danner, Sally Field, Lucy Liu, Tim Blake Nelson Set for Soho Rep Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Lucy Liu and Tim Blake Nelson will host Soho Rep's 35th anniversary gala, to be held at Angel Orensanz on April 30 beginning at 6:30pm. The event will honor Julie Menin. Presenters wil…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Donna McKechnie in TheatreZone's LITTLE WOMEN! by BroadwayWorld

Broadway star and legendary entertainer Donna McKechnie will return to TheatreZone in Naples, cast as Marmee in Little Women The Broadway Musical. Joining McKechnie in the production will be…

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Time Stands Still at the Lyric Stage by Thomas Garvey

Laura Latreille and Barlow Adamson.I'm torn over the current production of Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still at the Lyric Stage, because basically it's worth seeing, even though it's …

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Public Theater Confirms Park Dates for Into the Woods and As You Like It; Steve Martin Will Provide Twang by Kenneth Jones

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actor-comedian-musician Steve Martin will compose original music for The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It, the dates of…

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Understanding the Music: Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances by The Kennedy Center

Understanding the Music: Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances National Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl discusses Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances. From:…

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The Leisure Society

Legit Reviews||Abroad: The seriousness of the title of Francois Archambault's "The Leisure Society" announces a play with attitude. But by the end of the 90-minute running time …

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Carley Stenson to join Shrek by Matthew Hemley

Carley Stenson is to take over from Kimberley Walsh as Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical.

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Kathie Lee & Hoda Talk Godspell on The Today Show by Godspell

Kathie Lee & Hoda Talk Godspell on The Today Show Kathie Lee and Hoda talk about their experience at Godspell on Broadway. Learn more and buy tickets at www.Godspell.com From: BwayGod…

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Idina Menzel, Marvin Hamlisch, Frankie Valli, Barry Manilow and More Set for Wolf Trap's Summer Lineup by Michael Gioia

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced its summer lineup at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

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END OF THE RAINBOW ON BROADWAY: Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland by End of the Rainbow

END OF THE RAINBOW ON BROADWAY: Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland Olivier Award winner TRACIE BENNETT gives what critics have raved is nothing short of "the performance of a lifetime"…

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Creating a Page Using Facebook’s New Timeline by Rebecca Coleman

I knew it was coming. In my experience, Facebook beta-tests new things on personal accounts first, and then they introduce them to Business Pages, so I had a sneaking suspicion this day was …

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ArtsBeat: Steve Martin Composing New Music for Shakespeare in the Park, Because He Can by Dave Itzkoff

Steve Martin — who, when he is not writing, acting or tweeting, is also an accomplished banjo player — will write new music to be performed by a live bluegrass band for the Shakespeare i…

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A Provincial Life – review by Elisabeth Mahoney

Sherman Cymru, CardiffIt is another coup, and a rather poignant one, for National Theatre Wales: bringing Peter Gill back to direct in his native city for the first time. He does so in a rev…

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Milton Stanzler, Founding Member of Trinity Rep, Dies at 91 by Robert Simonson

Milton Stanzler, a founding member of Trinity Repertory Company in Rhode Island, has died. He was 91.

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Mark H. Dold, Debra Jo Rupp Named Barrington Stage Company Associate Artists by Bethany Rickwald

Barrington Stage Company has announced its 2012 associate artists. This year's artists include music director Darren R. Cohen, actors Mark H. Dold and Debra Jo Rupp, and production sta…

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Sacramento arts symposium talks about taxes as funding source by Edward Ortiz

A provocative word popped up Wednesday at a Sacramento symposium where arts organizations discussed the need for new revenue streams. Sacramento International Airportês new termina…

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STAGE TUBE: Paper Mill Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES- Performance Highlights! by Stage Tube

Paper Mill Playhouse just began previews for Damn Yankees, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by Denis Jones. The cast features…

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Farewell to the Theatre – review by Michael Billington

Hampstead theatre, LondonI am normally wary of any new play that could be called "Chekhovian": it implies something fragile and wispily atmospheric. But Richard Nelson's extraordinary p…

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Support DC Theatre Scene by Lorraine Treanor

email us If you find DCTheatreScene.com useful, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to serve you and do even more to meet your theatregoing needs. …

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PHOTO SPECIAL: The Evita Files — Patti LuPone by Matthew Blank and Andrew Gans

With the imminent arrival of the Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which is scheduled to begin previews March 12 at the Marquis Theatre, we thought it woul…

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Eternal Equinox Opens @ 59E59 by Barry

Christian Pedersen, Hollis McCarthy, Michael Gabriel GoodfriendThe New York premiere of Eternal Equinox a play set in 1923 by Joyce Hokin Sachs based on two of Britain’s important artists …

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Carrie the Musical by TheaterMania

Meet the cast and crew of MCC Theater's Carrie the Musical! Playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of the Broadway Dreams Foundation TV Test Shoot! by BroadwayWorld

Tigerlily Media and Freestyle Picture Company began test shooting this week for a hopeful new reality show that will go behind the scenes of The Broadway Dreams Foundation BDF, America's pre…

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Coming Attractions: Broadway at the Movies by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO TAKE THE MONTHLY POLL AND TO VOTE IN ROUND SIX OF "HOT/HOTTER"  AND ENTER TO WIN TICKETS FOR NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT ALL THREE ARE TO YOU…

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Obituary: Frank Carson by The Stage

At the height of the Troubles in the first half of the 1970s, Frank Carson offered an alternative view of a Northern Ireland that was busy tearing itself apart. With a cherubic face and squa…

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Ashley Brown, Nathan Gunn, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Michael York Set for Ravinia Festival's 2012 Season by Dan Bacalzo

Ravinia Festival has announced details for its 2012 season. Among the highlights is a July 21 gala benefit celebrating the Women's Board of Ravinia's 50th anniversary, with perform…

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Charlie Brown at Olney extends one more week by Lorraine Treanor

Olney Theatre Center announces that due to overwhelming response to their production of the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the company has added five more performances and …

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Ravinia Festival Announces 2012 Season: Idina Menzel, Barbara Cook & More! by BroadwayWorld

Ravinia Festival President and CEO Welz Kauffman announced the festivals 2012 season, which offers more than 100 separate events exemplifying most musical genres, including the 77th residenc…

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Ravinia Season Will Include Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Ashley Brown, Barbara Cook and More by Andrew Gans

Ravinia Festival president and CEO Welz Kauffman announced the festival’s 2012 season, which offers more than 100 separate events, March 8.

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Second City delays opening of new show after cast member injures her ankle by Trish Crawford

Second City has moved the opening of its new show to March 27 after cast member Carly Heffernan sprained her ankle in rehearsals.

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Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman- 'Day one of Les Mis shoot. Soooo excited!' by BroadwayWorld

On Twitter Watch, Hugh Jackman wrote Day one of Les Mis shoot. Soooo excited

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Susan Stroman to direct 'The Producers' at Hollywood Bowl by David Ng

Stroman, the Broadway powerhouse who has won five Tony Awards, will direct and choreograph "The Producers" at the Hollywood Bowl in JulyStroman, the Broadway powerhouse who has won five Tony…

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

Beyond the Horizon - Eclipse Theatre at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago is offering $8 industry tickets for all previews on March 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in additi…

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Arts & Leisure: Philip Seymour Hoffman Stars in ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Patrick Healy

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of “Death of a Salesman,” has found the role to be all-consuming.

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Zoe Lister-Jones, star of ‘Whitney,’ will join cast of Seminar by Loganne

Zoe Lister-Jones, who currently plays in the TV series “Whitney,” will join the cast of Seminar on Broadway. Lister-Jones has appeared on stage in The Little Dog Laughed, The Marriage of…

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Barbican announces 30th anniversary theatre programme by Natalie Woolman

A new stage interpretation of the Dracula story is to be presented at the Barbican this autumn.

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Park up here and be entertained by The Stage

There are many obstacles that get in the way of a producer when planning a show. Most of them come down to money.

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Mary Poppins to Become 28th Longest-Running Show on Broadway by Bethany Rickwald

Mary Poppins is set to surpass Oklahoma! as the 28th longest-running show in Broadway history when it plays it 2,213th performance on March 9 at 8pm at theNew Amsterdam Theatre. Mary Poppin…

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The Lion King's Fred Berman on Channeling Judi Dench and Worshipping Led Zeppelin by Josh Ferri

Age & Hometown: 39 (“but in meerkat years, that’s 25!”); Manhasset, Long Island Current Role: Entertaining Broadway audiences as the hysterical meerkat Timon in …

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MARY POPPINS to Become 28th Longest-Running Broadway Show, 3/9 by BroadwayWorld

MARY POPPINS, Broadways perfectly magical musical, will surpass OKLAHOMA as the 28th longest-running show in Broadway history when it plays performance 2213 on Friday, March 9 at 8pm at the …

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"Antigone," "Terrorism" and "Ethel!" in Philadelphia by Tim Dunleavy

Quintessence Theatre is presenting a delicately impressive production of "Antigone"; "Terrorism" [is] a play by the Presnyakov Brother ... who have examined terrorism from all sides and have…

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Olney Theatre Center's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Extends Through March 25 by Bethany Rickwald

Olney Theatre Center's production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown has been extended through March 25. The production, which was originally slated to close on March 18, is dire…

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Jeremy Piven in Talks to Star in ITV Series MR. SELFRIDGE by BroadwayWorld

As first reported on Deadline.com, actor Jeremy Piven is currently in talks to take on the lead role in the ITV drama series MR. SELFRIDGE. The series comes from 'Bridget Jones' Diary creato…

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Smash to Sponsor Musicals in our Schools Week Kick-Off Event in Duffy Square by Bethany Rickwald

NBC's Smash will sponsor Musicals in our Schools Week and its kick-off event, scheduled to take place March 19 at Noon in Duffy Square. Musicals in our Schools Week, which will take pl…

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REDCAT to Present the Los Angeles Premiere of Dayna Hanson's Gloria's Cause by Bethany Rickwald

REDCAT is set to present the Los Angeles Premiere of choreographer and multidisciplinary artist Dayna Hanson's Gloria's Cause, April 5-8. Gloria's Cause is an irreverent and …

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TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: “An Iliad” by Tom Mizer

Get caught up with what’s on stage with our review round-up. And that vaguely hollow, clinking sound you hear at the end of each segment? That’s me tossing in my two cents. This month, i…

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Mary Birdsong, Andrea Martin, Keri Russell, Romy Rosemont Cast in Upcoming TV Pilots by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actors Mary Birdsong, Andrea Martin and Keri Russell have been cast in upcoming television pilots, according to Deadline.com.

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Win a pair of tickets to International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012

The legendary ballerina Sylvie Guillem returns to the UK, following the sell-out success of her London seasons, to perform at the magnificent Birmingham Hippodrome for the very first time.

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Win a pair of tickets to the International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012

The legendary ballerina Sylvie Guillem returns to the UK, following the sell-out success of her London seasons, to perform at the magnificent Birmingham Hippodrome for the very first time.

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Carley Stenson to Play Princess Fiona in London's Shrek the Musical by Dan Bacalzo

Carley Stenson will take over the role of Princess Fiona in the London production of Shrek the Musical, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane beginning May 23, according to WhatsOnStage.com. She r…

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Carley Stenson to Play Princess Fiona in the West End's Shrek by Broadway.com

Carley Stenson will join the West End cast of Shrek the Musical as Princess Fiona on May 23, taking over for current leading lady Kimberly Walsh. Stenson joins Dean Chisnall as Shrek, Richar…

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Tituss Burgess, Lady Rizo and Spencer Day Will Sing Diana Ross Songs at The Meeting by Adam Hetrick

Tituss Burgess, Lady Rizo and Spencer Day will be part of The Meeting*, hosted by Justin Sayre, which will celebrate Diana Ross March 15 at the Duplex.

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd Charisse by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly her fi…

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Bill Cleveland: Yes, and… by Bill Cleveland

Note from State of the Artist: Thanks for all the thoughtful and provocative comments on Laura Zabel’s thoughtful and provocative post “The Importance of Being Ordinary.” I…

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Exploring the abstract in choreographer Yvonne Ng’s Frequency by Luis-Enrique Arrazola

Choreographer Yvonne Ng sets out on an abstract exploration of the ways in which technology creates social bonds while simultaneously severing them with her debut dance performance, Frequenc…

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Pin this! Pinterest takes off - can you benefit? by Ken Davenport

Wait. You don't know what Pinterest is? Hmmmm, what's the best way to describe it. How about this: Pinterest is . . . the 16th highest trafficked website in the US. Got your attention yet? A…

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Watch Seminar's Jerry O’Connell Dish on the Wrath of Alan Rickman on Good Day New York by Broadway.com

Seminar star Jerry O’Connell is not afraid of an early morning. The charming actor made his way to Good Day New York on March 8 to chat about Theresa Rebeck’s hit Broadway c…

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FREUD'S LAST SESSION Opens Tomorrow in Pittsburgh by BroadwayWorld

New York’s smash hit play FREUD’S LAST SESSION is set to open tomorrow night, March 9th at 8 PM at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Under the direction of Mary B. Robinson, the Pittsburgh debu…

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The New “Anything Goes” Logo by The Broadway Critic

Since Sutton Foster is leaving at the end of this week, Anything Goes is getting a new logo. What do you think? Do you like it? Filed under: Broadway, News Tagged: Anything Goes, Broadway,…

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See The Best Man Star Angela Lansbury Waiting in the Wings For Her Vanity Fair Close-Up by Broadway.com

Five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury is back home on Broadway starring as lobbying busybody Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Photographer Annie Leibovit…

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Pin/Frank Contest Winner #2! by Bilal

Apparently our contest call-out for Personalized Puppet Creatures struck a real chord with our home audience, allowing them to tap into their long-dormant Jim Hensons (or Victor Franken…

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The Big Meal by Doug Marino

A delicious meal is being served up at Playwrights Horizons upstairs in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.  Dan LeFranc's new play is about life, or more appropriately life - fast forward - &…

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VIDEO FLASH: March 8 TheaterMania News Minute by Tristan Fuge and Bethany Rickwald

This week TheaterMania reports on Raven-Symone joining Sister Act, Zoe Lister-Jones and Justin Long in Seminar, Kristin Chenoweth on tour, Rufus Wainwright's upcoming marriage to Jorn W…

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Public Theater Raises Funds for Renovation by Bob Morris

OSKAR EUSTIS, the Public Theater’s artistic director, never saw a musical as a child. Maybe that’s to be expected when your mother is a scholar with a special interest in Puritanism.

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Showcasing Women Writers by Ellarc

March 8th is International Women’s Day and the whole month of March is Women’s History Month. We think this is a great opportunity to spotlight some of the amazing work in the MTI catalo…

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BWW TV: More Highlights from Broadway Backwards 7! by BroadwayWorld TV

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7, the once-a-year celebration of the gay and lesbian community, raised a record-breaking 329,000 on Monday, March 5, to benefit Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS and The L…

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Ojai Benefit to Feature Marcia Gay Harden, Megan Mullally, Zachary Quinto and More; Bill Cain and Dana Delany Honored by Adam Hetrick

Marcia Gay Harden, Megan Mullally, Zachary Quinto and Steven Weber will be part of the 2012 Ojai Playwrights Conference benefit gala, honoring playwright Bill Cain and actress Dana Delany.

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Friends Will Pay Tribute to Jean Banks, BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Administrator, March 8 by Kenneth Jones and Robert Simonson

Jean Banks, the senior director of jazz and musical theatre at BMI and an unseen but influential figure in the theatre world, will be remembered at a gathering of friends and colleagues 5:30…

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I AM THEATRE: DayRon J. Miles by Theatre Communications Group

Raised in Toledo, OH, DayRon Miles attended performing arts academies for middle and high school before attending Wright State University to study theatre. After graduation, DayRon became th…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Malcolm Gets, Becky Ann Baker, et al. in John Doyle-Helmed MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-winning director John Doyle, who has previously staged Broadway revivals of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD and COMPANY directs the composer-lyricist's musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALO…

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Roll up, roll up by The Stage

A major circus exhibition has been assembled by the National Fairground Archive in Sheffield. It challenges people's perceptions of what circus is all about and sheds light on a remarkable h…

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Razor Sharp by The Stage

As a second series of Scott and Bailey hits our TV screens later this month, one of its stars Lesley Sharp talks to Lalayn Baluch about why the police drama is such a hit for ITV1

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MTC’s World Premiere of REGRETS Starts Previews Tonight by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of REGRETS, the new play by Matt Charman, directed by Carolyn Cantor begins previews tonight, March 8 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (13…

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MTC's REGRETS Begins Previews Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Clubs world premiere of REGRETS, the new play by Matt Charman, directed by Carolyn Cantor begins previews tonight, March 8 at MTC at New York City Center Stage I 131 West …

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Photo Flash: Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY Visits LA! by BroadwayWorld

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is the extreme open mic that has been running at Birdland in New York City every single Monday night for the past nine years. Recently, host Caruso and musical direct…

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Stephen Sondheim Wins Sheridan Morely Prize for Look I Made a Hat by Andy Propst

Stephen Sondheim has won the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, according to a report on Whatonstage.com. The award, which carries a £2000 cash prize, was p…

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Stephen Sondheim Wins Sheridan Morley Prize for Look I Made a Hat by Andy Propst

Stephen Sondheim has won the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, according to a report on Whatonstage.com. The award, which carries a £2000 cash prize, was p…

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Theatreland gears up to launch Olympic ticket deals by Natalie Woolman

The West End is planning to launch reduced-price theatre ticket deals for the Olympics period next month.

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National Theatres of Scotland and China Launch International Partnership by Dan Bacalzo

The National Theatre of Scotland and the National Theatre of China began a week-long collaboration in Beijing and Shanghai today as part of a new international partnership between the two or…

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Ramin Karimloo Announces US Tour Dates; Kicks Off in September! by BroadwayWorld

West End star Ramin Karimloo, who was just seen as the title character in the 25th Anniversary concert of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and currently starring as Jean Valjean in the London produc…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:16AM

Tickets On Sale for New Musical February House at the Public by Adam Hetrick

Tickets are now on sale for the Public Theater engagement of February House, the new musical by Gabriel Kahane and Seth Bockley, which will begin performances Off-Broadway in May.

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Scots actor Elaine C Smith calls for less London TV bias by Matthew Hemley

Scottish actor Elaine C Smith has joined calls for more TV programmes to be made and cast in the nations and regions, claiming areas outside the capital are being neglected by commissioners …

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Alexa Green to Join Marti Gould Cummings for UnTucked & UnCensored at The Ritz by Bethany Rickwald

Alexa Green is set to join host Marti Gould Cummings for UnTucked & UnCensored, March 11 at 11pm at The Ritz. UnTucked & UnCensored is a weekly event that features Broadway-themed p…

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Acting Professors Balance Performing and Teaching by Suzy Evans

New York University, Northwestern University, and University of California at Los Angeles professors discuss balancing their acting and teaching careers.

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Photo Flash: Vanessa Williams, David Mamet and More Celebrate William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman's Walk of Fame Stars! by BroadwayWorld

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy yesterday became the second married couple to receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on the same day following producers Richard and Lauren Shuler Donner …

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Interview: Jacqui Graziano (Video) by BroadwaySpotted

Happy Thursday! We’re back with another installment of our swing/understudy series. Today? Jacqui Graziano from Sister Act. Jacqui is what everyone calls a SUPER SWING. Wanna know why?…

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Susan Stroman to direct 'The Producers' at Hollywood Bowl by David Ng

Susan Stroman will direct a production of the musical 'The Producers' at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Joffrey Ballet merges classic and modern dance

Program at the Touhill will emphasize the dance company's edgier side.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Tituss Burgess, Marva Hicks to Join Morgan James at Rockwood Music Hall by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veterans Tituss Burgess and Marva Hicks will join Morgan James and her rock n' soul band at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on Monday, March 19 at 9pm. The band includes Chris Fe…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:59AM

Squigs Brings High School Horrors to Life in a Chilling Portrait of Carrie by Broadway.com

The cult classic musical Carrie is back! Based on the Stephen King novel, Carrie tells the story of a bullied girl who takes revenge on her classmates at the bloodiest prom in history. …

Linked From Broadway.com at 09:51AM

The House of Fitzcarraldo by Trav S.D.

Before I fell under the spell of The Countess, I had only the dimmest awareness of eccentric German film-maker Werner Herzog, having seen his remake of  Nosferatu and having heard of early …

Linked From Trav S.D. at 09:47AM

Lisa Lampanelli, Karen Mason, Valarie Pettiford, Mo Rocca and More Set for Jamie deRoy & friends by Andrew Gans

Jamie deRoy's MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, will continue March 18 at the Metropolitan Room.

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Steven Sater on the Spring Awakening Movie & Juggling Four Shows and a New Book, A Purple Summer by Kathy Henderson

Steven Sater has two musicals in pre-production and is actively developing two other shows, while nudging Spring Awakening toward the big screen. Oh, and he’s written a nifty little bo…

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Steven Sater on the Spring Awakening Movie, Juggling Four Shows and His New Book, A Purple Summer by Kathy Henderson

Steven Sater has two musicals in pre-production and is actively developing two other shows, while nudging Spring Awakening toward the big screen. Oh, and he’s written a nifty little bo…

Linked From Broadway.com at 09:43AM

Idina Menzel's Live CD and DVD 'Barefoot at the Symphony' Now Available! by Contests

TONY Award-winning Idina Menzel is releasing the CD and DVD to her forthcoming PBS Special Idina Menzel Live Barefoot at the Symphony. Recorded in Toronto at the Koerner Hall, the special wi…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:42AM

International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012 in pictures

There is a truly wonderful programme of dance in all its varieties on offer at this year's Festival.

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Tony Winner Andrea Martin Joins Cast of CBS Comedy Pilot by BroadwayWorld

As first reported on Deadline.com, Tony-award winner Andrea Martin has joined the cast of writer Ben Falcone's untitled CBS comedy pilot.

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The Happy Woman by Rose Cullis: review by Robert Crew

*1/2 (out of 4)

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New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza by Hunter Styles

Some shows leave audiences humming a tune on their way out of the theatre. The hum you feel as the lights fall on New Jerusalem is a deeper vibration: the mental buzz that lingers after a wa…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 09:31AM

Lindsay Mendez, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Colin Hanlon Set for Reading of New Musical Profit of Creation by Andrew Gans

A private industry reading of the new musical The Profit of Creation will be presented March 13 in the North Studio at Playwrights Horizons.

Linked From Playbill at 09:31AM

Feature: Year of the Producer: Women leading the way

Inspired by our adoption of Stage One as the charity for the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards, we’re declaring this the “Year of the Producer” on Whatsonstage.com, and are runn…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 09:27AM

PHOTO FLASH: Julia Miles, Estelle Parsons, Lois Smith at Celebrating Our Legacy Opening by David Gordon

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and The League of Professional Theatre Women celebrated the opening of the new exhibit, Celebrating Our Legacy, with a cocktail party at t…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:21AM

Laura Osnes, Richard Fleeshman and More Join Lineup for Scott Alan CD "Live"; "Behind the Scenes" Concert Added by Andrew Gans

Additional artists have been announced for composer-lyricist Scott Alan's fourth recording, "Live," which follows his critically acclaimed  "What I Wanna Be When I Gr…

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Time Out New York Review: An Iliad by David Cote

Denis O’Hare and Stephen Spinella alternate in a version of the Homeric epic.

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Arts on TV: Placido Domingo; Oscar Hammerstein; Il Volo; 'Phantom' by Ed Stockly

A rundown of the arts on TV inlcludes "Phantom of the Opera," Placido Domingo, Oscar Hammerstein and Il Volo.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Ponies & Rainbows, the Life of James Kirkwood by Richard Seff

I’m stepping out of my field just this once  in order to make you aware of Sean Egan’s new biography of playwright James Kirkwood. You may not recognize his name, but you know h…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 08:57AM

Bette Midler to be honored by Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bette Midler's voice has helped make songs like "Wind Beneath My Wings" classics, and now she'll be honored for that gift....

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Sondheim's LOOK, I MADE A HAT Wins Sheridan Morely Theatre Bio Prize by BroadwayWorld

The 5th annual Sheridan Morely Prize was presented today, March 8th, at the Garrick Club in Londons Covent Garden to Stephen Sondheim for his book LOOK, I MADE A HAT., according to WhatsOnSt…

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The Black Sheep of Broadway by Stefanie Cohen

Dumped by his first wife for Jerry Seinfeld, Eric Nederlander is now getting terrible reviews for his antics-and members of his powerful theater family wish he'd exit stage left.

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Damn Yankees at Paper Mill Playhouse by Paper Mill Playhouse

Damn Yankees at Paper Mill Playhouse Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for Damn Yankees, directe…

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Stephen Sondheim wins Sheridan Morley prize by Natalie Woolman

Stephen Sondheim has won the fifth Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography for his book Look, I Made a Hat.

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Fuse Feature: Follow the Lieder — Discovering Lazar Weiner’s Yiddish Art Song by Debra Cash

When the Boston Jewish Music Festival presented a special afternoon of Lazer Weiner’s Yiddish Art Songs, it became clear that it’s time for a reappraisal that will bring these small, int…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 08:28AM

From the archives: Politics and a critique of tragedy by George Hunka

In response to Karen Malpede’s essay “On Being a So-Called Political Playwright” which appeared at Howlround on 29 February, I repost the below brief entry, originally publ…

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News: Photos: Sondheim wins Sheridan Morley Prize for Hat

Stephen Sondheim has won the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography for his new collection of annotated lyrics Look, I Made A Hat. The composer topped a shortlist that fea…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 08:22AM

1st Night Photos: Chaplin, Fitzgerald & Redgrave say Farewell at Hampstead

Richard Nelson’s new play Farewell To The Theatre opened at the Hampstead Theatre last night (7 March 2012, previews from 1 March) marking Ben Chaplin's first London stage appearance s…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 08:22AM

Stephen Sondheim's "Look, I Made a Hat" Wins Fifth Annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography by Mark Shenton

Stephen Sondheim's "Look, I Made a Hat" won the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, announced at a ceremony March 8 at London's Garrick Club.

Linked From Playbill at 08:19AM

review: An Iliad by Deirdre Donovan

Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson have turned Homer's epic war poem into a spell-binding performance piece.

Linked From CurtainUp at 08:18AM

Stephen Sondheim's "I Made a Hat" Wins Fifth Annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography by Mark Shenton

Stephen Sondheim's "I Made a Hat" won the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, announced at a ceremony March 8 at London's Garrick Club.

Linked From Playbill at 08:17AM

Short Fuse Book Review and Interview: “The Lost History of 1914″ — Almost the War That Wasn’t by Harvey Blume

In his exploration of history, Jack Beatty suggests that World War I, as we know it, was an improbable event.

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 08:05AM

Howard McGillin: Devilish fellow by Peter Filichia

Howard McGillin again cast as the villain, this time in "Damn Yankees." Is the actor getting typecast in his theatrical roles?

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Feature: Cherry Jones and BD Wong Stay Awake by Ellis Nassour

The Tony Award-winning actors discuss their new roles as psychiatrists on NBC's acclaimed drama series.

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NY Review: 'Thirds' by Suzy Evans

Playwright Jacob M. Appel fails to make a convincing argument in his estate-dividing comedy “Thirds.”

Linked From Backstage at 08:00AM
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Will Sarah Millican charm viewers with her new BBC2 programme? by Brian Logan

Millican's new show might seal the comedian's entry into the mainstream – but will it get beyond her favourite subjects of sex and self-mockery?The very first line of standup comic Sarah M…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:54AM

An Iliad – Starring Denis O’Hare or Stephen Spinella by Oscar E Moore

Who would want to see a one man version of The Iliad?  As it turns out everyone should.  The Gods of Olympus have smiled down and wholeheartedly blessed this heroic production - “An …

Linked From Oscar E. Moore at 07:47AM

SKIN, The Place, London

There's a lot of self-consciousness in Pia Meuthen's dance work SKIN, starting with the audience.

Linked From The Independent at 07:45AM

Toxic Bankers, Leicester Square Theatre by Lauren Paxman

Leicester Square Theatre: After transporting Kafka's The Trial to a country full of suicide bombers in Failed States, you would have thought writing a musical about the financial crisis…

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:39AM

NY Review: 'Hot Lunch Apostles' by Jason Fitzgerald

La MaMa’s revival of the Talking Band’s 1983 “Hot Lunch Apostles” still has resonance yet feels like a nostalgic gasp from the past.

Linked From Backstage at 07:30AM

London 2012: theatres to offer cheap tickets to Olympic commuters by Matt Trueman

West End theatres will offer £10 tickets to workers in 'transport hot-spot' locations in bid to ease Olympics congestionLondon theatres will offer discounted tickets to commuters during the…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:22AM

Letter: Please help us trace our ancestor by The Stage

We are tracing our family tree and would like to know more about an actor named Talbot Stephenson Homewood. He was born in 1868 in Ilford, Essex and died in 1967 in London. He married in Jun…

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:19AM

Letter: In praise of Frank Carson by The Stage

Just a few lines to pay tribute to Frank Carson, who has died from cancer at the age of 85. When I was a Redcoat at Butlins holiday camp, Pwllheli in 1968, Frank was the resident comedian, a…

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Letter: Keep politics out of theatres by The Stage

The issue of political matters being the subject of plays is a constant in theatrical debate. The difficulty with this is that those who advocate political theatre always desire plays to be …

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Carley Stenson to Take Over as Princess Fiona in West End's Shrek by Mark Shenton

Carley Stenson will take over as Princess Fiona from Kimberley Walsh, beginning performances May 23.

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Letter: Equity's consultation 'farce' by The Stage

Equity is now supposedly consulting members on a discussion paper circulated a few weeks ago in which a group, a financial stability working party not even identified in the document, sugges…

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:12AM

Behind the scenes: drama therapy by Emma Maclusky

Rachel Perry takes us behind the scenes of drama therapy to reveal how drama can erase prejudice surrounding mental health.

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Letter: Championing the new by The Stage

I write in response to Aleks Sierz's article recently, "The necessity of the new" (March 1, page 10).

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:10AM

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day by Debbie Jackson

The Alexander story with the extremely long yet fully descriptive title is as engaging as it can be, considering its over wrought premise.  The story starts off strong with jubilant promise…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 07:09AM

Letter: Let's salute understudies by The Stage

On February 2 the Old Vic hosted a special matinee performance before an invited audience when four of the understudies in the hit comedy "Noises Off" played to a packed house with the rest …

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Farewell to the Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, London

The specialist subject of American playwright, Richard Nelson, is the tension in the so-called Special Relationship between the UK and the US.

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BWW's On This Day - March 8, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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News: Sondheim wins Sheridan Morley Prize for Look, I Made A Hat

Stephen Sondheim has won the fifth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography for his new collection of annotated lyrics Look, I Made A Hat. The composer topped a shortlist that fea…

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Red Light Winter, Ustinov Studio, Bath by Jeremy Brien

Ustinov Studio, Bath: Director Richard Beecham rehearsed the Ustinov repertory players behind closed doors for this opening offering of their modern American season - and it is easy to see w…

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Farewell to the Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, London by Heather Neill

Hampstead Theatre, London: Richard Nelson has set himself quite a task in writing a play about Harley Granville-Barker. Not only is his subject revered by modern directors and theatre histor…

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UK system for theatre building projects is flawed - report by Natalie Woolman

Researchers studying the design and construction of new theatre buildings have claimed that the current UK system for funding major capital projects is "corrosive".

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Noises off: Back on the theatre festival bandwagon by Matt Trueman

The big hitters are still months away, but the season kicks off this month with Sprint and Fierce. So how are festivals evolving?It's only March. Alright, the first snowdrops have been and g…

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Synetic cancels two shows due to Visa problems by Lorraine Treanor

Washington’s Synetic Theatre  announced that it has cancelled the scheduled runs of Light in the Darkness and The Voice of Anne Frank due to problems involving visas for members of the Ta…

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News: Legally Blonde's Carley Stenson goes green as Shrek's Princess Fiona

Carley Stenson, who is currently playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, will take over from Kimberley Walsh as Princess Fiona in the West End production of Shrek the Musical, it has been anno…

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New theatre chair could "revolutionise retractable seating" by Alistair Smith

A theatre chair designed for multi-use venues was unveiled this week which its creator claims will "revolutionise retractable seating".

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NY Review: 'The House of Fitzcarraldo' by Mitch Montgomery

Buran Theatre Company’s “The House of Fitzcarraldo” at the Brick showcases winning performances, brisk musical numbers, and cheeky self-awareness.

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Circuses face wild animal ban 'soon' by Natalie Woolman

Wild animals will be banned from circuses as soon as possible, according to the government, although it plans to push ahead with a licensing scheme in the meantime.

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A Letter Sent to Rush Limbaugh by Don Hall

Rush LimbaughElRushbo@EIBnet.comDear Rush,Man! What a brouhaha over a bit of satire, huh? And now you're losing all those sponsors? Jeesh - no one has a sense of humor anymore, huh?One of…

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M6 artistic producer Dot Wood to leave after three decades by Danielle Borgonon

M6 Theatre Company's artistic producer Dot Wood is stepping down after 30 years.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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The Lady From Dubuque by StageGrade

Do critics want to know more about "The Lady From Dubuque"?

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National theatre of Scotland and China launch partnership by Thom Dibin

The national theatres of Scotland and China have launched an international partnership today, March 8, starting with a week-long collaboration in Beijing and Shanghai.

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Offer: Save 10% when booking 2 or more shows at WORLD STAGES LONDON

Book two or more shows at the same time for World Stages London and save 10%

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Anti-Authority by Mark Cofta

Knowing the inevitable doesn't negate the suspense in Quintessence Theatre Group's superb staging of Jean Anouilh's Antigone.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Moon on a Rainbow Shawl at the National Theatre: Top price tickets for £25

See Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, set in post-war Trinidad, for just £25. The offer applies to performances between 2 and 30 AprilPort of Spain, Trinidad 1947. Set as the returning …

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Steve Martin to Make Music for the Public's Shakespeare by Frank Nestor

Multi-hyphenate Steven Martin will compose original music for the Shakespeare in the Park production of "As You Like It."

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NY Review: 'Flight' by Suzy Evans

Playwright Michel Wallerstein’s “Flight,” from Alchemy Theatre Company, loses steam in mid-takeoff and putters to an unsatisfying conclusion.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence by Joe Patti

I am a little caught up with life issues but I noticed a movie I saw at the Hawaii International Film Festival last October is opening in wide release this weekend and I wanted to mention it…

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'Bring It On' starts slow but becomes cheerworthy by Chris Jones

Initially weighed down by cliches, musical eventually reaches great heights For "Bring It On," the very promising and belatedly affecting new cheerleader musical in progress, to succeed on …

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Staying connected and communicating -- even DURING the performance by Mark Shenton

Just yesterday I quoted Michael Billington saying of One Man Two Guvnors that the play “appeals to that appetite for the interactive that is all around us today. I have a theory that audie…

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Review | 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Terrific comic performances, creative direction and a handsome physical production make "The Importance of Being Earnest" one of the best shows I've seen at the American Heartland Theatre in…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: WHY WE HAVE A BODY (Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica) by Jason Rohrer

WHY DO WE HAVE WHY WE HAVE A BODY? Every few years a vanity project comes along so appalling that one’s jaw hangs open for its entire running time, saliva connecting the lower lip to t…

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NY1 Online: On Stage [Full Program] 03/03/12

NY1 VIDEO: Donna Karger hosts the March 3, 2012, edition of On Stage.

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Los Angeles Theater Review: THE SEAGULL (Antaeus Company at Deaf West Theatre – “Rubles” Cast) by Gary Harding

A GROUNDED SEAGULL In Chekhov’s The Seagull, the young, angst-ridden writer Tréplev maintains that “What we need are new forms! We need new forms, and if we can’t have them, then …

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Los Angeles Theater Review: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (A Noise Within in Pasadena) by Barnaby Hughes

A NEGLECTED CLASSIC GONE AWRY The story of Antony and Cleopatra shares with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet those two indispensable elements of tragedy: love and death. While Romeo and …

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And the Winner Is ….THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE ! by David Dow Bentley III

[ CLICK PHOTOS ABOVE TO ENLARGE ] The hilarious show was called, OSCAR® IN THE BOX, and on a cool, clear Texas night, and under a growing moon, the crowd of customers assembling at The Musi…

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NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT: Kathleen Marshall with Matthew Broderick and Kelli OHara (VIDEO)

Kathleen Marshall talks with stars Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara about the new Gershwin musical comedy, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT!

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Suburban theater for the week of March 9-15 by Kerry Reid

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

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Chicago theater openings for the week of March 9-15

Picking the upcoming opening nights Picking the upcoming opening nights.

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True stories from the train in entertaining 'El' by Nina Metz

NINA METZ reviews "El Stories" by Waltzing Mechanics ★★★ and "In the Heart of America" by Theatre Seven ★½ NINA METZ reviews "El Stories" by Waltzing Mechanics …

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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After the Curtain by Travis Bedard

  So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Forgive a proper New Hampshire boy for default to Robert Frost? Messenger No. 4 (v 1.0) has been stripped out of the Blue Theatre, rol…

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‘Iliad’ doesn’t hit a Homer-run by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Chicken or fish? Leno or Conan? Rent or buy? Decisions, decisions. Theatergoers are facing an equally tough choice with “An Iliad,” a new one-man show that features two men. Depending on…

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CRY-BABY • New Line Theatre by Andrea

Premiering on Broadway in 2008, Cry-Baby was nominated for 4 Tonys including choreography, book and score.  Still, it was not as critically acclaimed as its 2002 predecessor Hairspray, …

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Alexis Greene by League of Professional Theatre Women

Author, Editor, Public Relations Director New York, New York USA Where do you look for inspiration? Plays, novels, myself. What’s your favorite book / movie / line from a play / pop cultur…

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Pittsburgh Ballet's 'Streetcar' promises an emotional ride

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre knows how to push the boundaries of ballet.

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Pittsburgh-bound 'Idiot' is a hit at State College

While many turned to the media and the government post 9/11, a younger generation often looked to musicians.

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CPC's picture of the Week, March 8, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

David Ferry (front) and cast from Hart House's Night of the Iguana(read our review)

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TT: Almanac

"The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the...

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Merrily We Roll Along, With Malcolm Gets, Daniel Jenkins, Becky Ann Baker, Opens in Cincinnati March 8 by Adam Hetrick

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along takes on new musical depth in an actor-musician staging by Tony Award-winning director John Doyle. The production officially ope…

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Desert Divorce: Regrets, With Alexis Bledel, Adriane Lenox and Ansel Elgort, Premieres at MTC by Kenneth Jones

The world-premiere production of British playwright Matt Charman's Regrets, about men biding their time at a Nevada ranch while waiting for quick divorces in the 1950s, begins previews M…

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Eric Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Lorna Luft, Philip Hoffman Take Part in Room 16 Reading March 8 by Michael Gioia

Room 16, a new musical featuring music by Stephen Sislen, lyrics by Sislen and Ben H. Winters and a book by Andrea Lepcio, is presented in a staged reading March 8 at 2 PM at Ripley Grier.

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League of Professional Theatre Women Offer Oral History Exhibit at New York Public Library, Opening March 8 by Michael Gioia

The League of Professional Theatre Women, in association with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, offers "Celebrating Our Legacy: Oral History Photographic Exhibit of t…

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Little Women: The Musical, With Tony Winner Donna McKechnie, Begins Florida Run March 8 by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, recently seen in Ten Cents a Dance at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, heads the cast of TheatreZone's production of Little Women: The Musical, w…

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Review: THE HOUSE OF FITZCARRALDO by Martin Denton

Imagine the chaotic postmodern aesthetic of Radiohole blended with the rigorous precision of the SITI Company, glued together with the gleeful anarchic spirit of the Marx Brothers. That, may…

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City Theatre ventures into the diary of a 16-year-old girl in 'The Monster in the Hall'

Tracy Brigden had little to refer to when creating the American premiere of 'The Monster in the Hall.'

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Hot List: 03/08/12

Pittsburgh Savoyards are offering Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance."

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