Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Jean-Leon Destine, 94; brought Haitian dances to a world audience

Jean-Leon Destine, a Haitian dancer and choreographer who brought his country’s traditional music and dance to concert stages around the world, died Jan. 22 at his home in Manhattan. He wa…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

The Disney Princess Project: “Cinderella” by Monica Reida

Previously: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs All I could remember of watching “Cinderella” when I was little is that I was bored, found the mice annoying and thought that the line…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Backbeat: Theater Review by Gary Baum

The Beatles' origin story is adapted for the stage from the 1994 film of the same more

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

‘Cabaret’ Revisited: A Tale of Two Sallys by Kevin Daly

Last night I had the great fortune to attend TCM‘s 40th anniversary screening of the film version of Cabaret at the Ziegfeld Theatre on 54th Street. After waiting for what seemed an et…

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Yana Alana, where have you been all my life? by Joanna Bowen

Yana Alana, where have you been all my life? From the first, stunning moment of Between the Cracks, Yana Alana is a delight – a stark naked (except for some sparkles), gloriously blue and …

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RSC: The Rape of Lucrece by Joanna Bowen

A show based on Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece was never going to have feel good or light-hearted chick flick love. So while I wasn’t surprised to come out feeling furious, I wasn’t…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Yes, Life Is a Cabaret by Marshall Heyman

Joel Grey, Michael York, Liza Minnelli and Marisa Berenson were at the Ziegfeld theater for a special screening of the 40th anniversary restoration of Bob Fosse's "Cabaret."

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Feast - The Young Vic by Joe Muggs

Feast aims high. Very, very high. Five playwrights and one choreographer seek to make a fusion of physical theatre, dance, onstage music, straight drama, abstract poetic dialogue, projected …

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Lily Rabe to star in 'Miss Julie' at Geffen Playhouse by David Ng

Lily Rabe, who has earned acclaim for her New York stage performances and whose Hollywood cachet has risen thanks to the popularity of the FX series "American Horror Story," will star in a n…

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Review: (Toronto) RARE by The Charlebois Post

We are unique!Young Centre’s RARE is well… Dave RossThere is not a great deal of material written on RARE. The website for the production is rather sparse, as is the information …

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Photo Coverage: Meet HIT THE WALL's Creative Team - Ike Holter and Eric Hoff! by Walter McBride

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 …

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Amaluna’ celebrates the power and grandeur of women

A review of Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Amaluna,’ at Marymoor Park through March 24, 2013.

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Broadway 'Lion King' roars louder by Gordon Cox

Multiple factors contribute to musical's new boom

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Review: (Toronto) Every Letter Counts by The Charlebois Post

Nina Lee AquinoAccepting the tiles givenFactory resumes with mixed handby Jason BookerEvery Letter Counts, the opening play in the Factory Theatre season, takes its name from Scrabble. …

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Photo Flash: First Look at James Van Der Beek, Kathy Baker and More in Geffen Playhouse's THE GIFT by BroadwayWorld

James Van Der Beek, best known for his starring roles on Dawson's Creek and in Varsity Blues and who currently can be seen on ABC's Don't Trust the B-in Apartment 23, appears in the American…

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Tony Nominee Orfeh to Co-Host 2013 COLUMN Awards in Dallas, 2/25 by BroadwayWorld

The Board of Directors and Executive DirectorProducerFounder of THE COLUMN Awards Organization John Garcia have announced today that Tony Award nominee, Broadway sensation Orfeh will be thei…

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Review: (Vancouver) Boeing-Boeing by The Charlebois Post

Andre McNee (photo credit: David Cooper)A funny as everArts Club’s take on classic comedy is polished and hilariousby Chris LaneThe Arts Club takes audiences back to the high-flying 1960s …

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Steel Beam Theatre Presents DEATHTRAP through February 11th in St. Charles by Michael J. Roberts

Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles, presents Deathtrap by Ira Levin continuing weekends through February 10 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunda…

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Tiffany Topol Charms as SWEET CHARITY by Michael J. Roberts

REVIEWED BY: MELODY UDELL It truly must’ve been a “fickle finger of fate” that brought Tiffany Topol to play the lead role in the Writer’s Theatre production of Sweet Charity. Her ve…

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Film News: Can You Hear the Sound of Hysteria? American Idiot Documentary to Be Released at SXSW by Sarah Moore

Calling out to Idiot America: a new documentary about Green Day's journey to Broadway will debut this March at Austin's SXSW festival. The film, entitled Broadway Idiot, features footage of …

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MINSK 2011: A REPLY TO KATHY ACKER Will Move You To Tears by Michael J. Roberts

By the end of the sensational Minsk 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker currently playing at the upstairs theatre at Chicago Shakespeare, you are left with the feeling that you have just witnessed …

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The Week in Culture Pictures, Feb. 1 by The New York Times

A slide show of photographs of cultural highlights from this week.

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Oscar is coming to St. Louis. Where should he stop?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is bringing Oscar to town on Feb. 13.

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Review: BackBeat: The Birth of the Beatles by Jonas Schwartz

Why would a playwright emphasize the romance of two auxiliary characters when there's a revolution known as The Beatles forming around them? The audience at Backbeat: The Birth Of The Beatl…

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Theater Review: ‘Moose Murders,’ From Beautiful Soup Theater Collective by Charles Isherwood

In 1983 it opened and closed on the same night. Now “Moose Murders,” the most famous flop in Broadway history, has returned in a revised version.

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Review: (Toronto) Tristan und Isolde by The Charlebois Post

Melanie Diener and Ben Heppner (photo credit: Michael Cooper)A Brilliant DistractionOnce again the star is the orchestraby Shannon ChristyPeter Sellars’ production of Tristan Und Isolde is…

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Photo Flash: David Hyde Pierce Visits WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by BroadwayWorld

On Thursday night January 31, 2013, David Hyde Pierce and his nephew, the playwright Greg Pierce attended the performance of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and then visited the cast and crew…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Cabaret Film Stars Joel Grey, Liza Minnelli & More Share Cherished Memories and Fosse Stories by

For the 40th anniversary of the eight-time Oscar-winning movie Cabaret, the film’s stars Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and more opened up about their once-in-a-lifetime e…

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The Afternoon Report, Friday by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Friday, February 1, 2013 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – Meet @MOTOWNMusical star @BrandonVDixon -Ent…

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Tina Fey Gets Mean, Taye Diggs Fights Crime & More Lessons of the Week by Josh Ferri

As we prepare to say sayonara to another week on the Great White Way, we're looking back at some of the headlines that really grabbed our attention this week. From Taye Diggs’ home…

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Annie Star Lilla Crawford & Newsies' Lewis Grosso Join Ragtime Concert by Ryan Gilbert

What once was Lea, now is Lilla! Broadway's own little orphan Annie, Lilla Crawford, will play The Little Girl in the upcoming concert performance of Ragtime at Lincoln Center&rsquo…

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Review: (Vancouver) I, Malvolio (PuSh) by The Charlebois Post

(Photo credit: Bruce Dalzell Atherton)Shakespeare Supporting Character SpeaksFunny and Tragicby David C. JonesTim Crouch has created a series of five plays based on lesser characters in Shak…

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Review: (Montreal) Innocence Lost by The Charlebois Post

Jenny Young, Pippa Leslie and Joan Wiecha (photo credit: CélèbreCanada's awful justiceby Caitlin MurphyIn the tradition of The Laramie Project, Beverly Cooper’s Innocenc…

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Photo Flash: Jenna Leigh Green, John Hill & More Reunite at BARE! by BroadwayWorld

Bare begins its final weekend of performances, playing its final performance on Sunday, February 3rd at 730pm after 21 previews and 65 regular performances. The original 2004 cast, including…

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Filichia Features: Junior Theater Festival ’13 Continues! by Peter Filichia

Live! From Atlanta! It’s Saturday afternoon! At Junior Theater Festival ’13, Saturday morning saw 4,200 students head to 11 pods where they performed 15-minute excerpts from their musica…

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Review: (Vancouver) The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (PuSh) by The Charlebois Post

(photo credit: Drew Farrell)A wild night out in ScotlandAn experience not to be missedby Chris LaneThe Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart isn’t exactly a play. It’s an experience. It’s …

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FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of HIT THE WALL! by Walter McBride

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 …

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Fuse Jazz CD Review: A Song Cycle “For Langston” by Arts Fuse Editor

For Langston fails on its own terms, which is to produce a moving, insightful, and in some sense accurate interpretation of the poetry of Langston Hughes.

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POLL: Which Upcoming Spring 2013 Musical are You Most Excited to See? by BroadwayWorld

New Poll - Which upcoming Spring 2013 musical are you most excited to see

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New Release – “Backspace” – by Lindsay Price by Craig Mason

I’m thrilled to announce the release of Backspace, a passionate new play about the writing process by Lindsay Price.   30 Minutes, 2M+6W+15 Either, Simple Set “Being a writer is…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Recent On/OffBroaday tweet peeks by Elyse Sommer

Fiorello... The Vandal - Actor Hamish L…

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Connect with Broadway's I'LL EAT YOU LAST and Star Bette Midler on Facebook, Twitter by BroadwayWorld

I'LL EAT YOU LAST A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, the new play by Tony Award winner John Logan, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, has launched its new social media platforms. The…

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Strike ends at Philadelphia Theatre Company by Peter Dobrin

Stagehands at the Philadelphia Theatre Company Friday ratified their first labor contract, ending a 15-day strike that disrupted the theater’s run of The Mountaintop.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Pasek and Paul's New Song for "Smash," Sung by Katharine McPhee by Adam Hetrick

"Smash" star Katharine McPhee sings a new song "Caught in the Storm," penned by A Christmas Story and Dogfight writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, as part of the second s…

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Alan Cumming’s ‘Macbeth’ to Hit Broadway by Lmichonski

Tony winner and Emmy nominee Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) will be bloodying up Broadway with his one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, opening at the Ethel Barr…

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Philly Stagehand Strike Reaches an End

Stagehands will soon join not-for-profit Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of "The Mountaintop." After a two-plus-weeks strike, Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) has finally struck …

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Theater News: Kathie Lee Gifford's Broadway Musical, Scandalous, Starring Carolee Carmello, Records Its Cast Album by David Gordon

The company of the recent Broadway musical Scandalous is in the recording studio today to lay down tracks for the show's forthcoming album. The star of Kathie Lee Gifford's now-departed musi…

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Theater News: Kerry Butler, Julia Murney, and More to Sing Old and Cut Songs by Musical Theater Favorites by Bethany Rickwald

Kerry Butler (Gore Vidal's The Best Man), Julia Murney (Lennon), Bryce Ryness (Leap of Faith), Kate Shindle (Wonderland), Etai BenShlomo (Wicked), Jason Danieley (Next to Normal), Kevin Earl…

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SLSO announces its new official throat drop: it's Luden's Wild Cherry

There's less excuse for coughing during the slow movements now: the  SLSO has a new Official Throat Drop. It's from Luden's, makers of the beloved Wild Cherry for 130 years, and now of othe…

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5 Training Programs for NYC Musical Theater Actors

American Academy of Dramatic Arts 120 Madison AADA offers training options each summer through its special two-week intensives and five-week conservatory program…

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Advertise less, invite more (Reinvent Marketing idea) by Pete Miller

Thesis: People with whom you have some relationship are far more likely to attend your work than are total strangers. I am aware of two major movements within marketing over the last century…

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PHOTO CALL: Original NY Bare Stars John Hill, Natalie Joy Johnson, Adam Fleming and Jenna Leigh Green Visit New Production by Matthew Blank

John Hill, Natalie Joy Johnson, Adam Fleming and Jenna Leigh Green — who appeared in the 2004 New York premiere of the Off-Broadway musical Bare — visited the current revised pro…

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Annie Star Lilla Crawford and Lewis Grosso Complete Cast of Starry Ragtime Concert at Avery Fisher Hall by Adam Hetrick

Broadway's Annie, young actress Lilla Crawford, will portray the Little Girl alongside Newsies actor Lewis Grosso in the starry concert presentation of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall. Cast…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Dramatists liken Venezuela saga to telenovela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A president who vanishes for weeks in a mysterious battle with cancer. Supporters who chant their allegiance in the streets. And in the midst of it all, an announ…

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Off-Broadway's Hit the Wall by David Gordon

The cast and creative team of Hit the Wall, Ike Holter's new play about New York's Stonewall Riots in 1969, met the press on Friday, February 1 at the Barrow Street Theatre, where the show w…

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'Glass Menagerie' will move to Theater Wit by Chris Jones

The hit Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company production of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" is coming back in the late spring.

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STAGE TUBE: Katharine McPhee Debuts New SMASH Song - Sneak Peek! by Stage Tube

Back from a successful run in Boston, Eileen Anjelica Huston, Julia Debra Messing and Tom Christian Borle are blindsided by both personal and professional obstacles as they seek to take 'Bom…

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The Man Under

Lately we have had a rash of people ending up on the wrong side of a subway train. And this is a brave and unsuccessful attempt to tell the tale of someone inclined that way. Actually it i…

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More RAGTIME Concert News! Crawford & Grosso Join as Little Girl & Boy by BroadwayWorld

Now, we've got an update that also joining the cast are Lilla Crawfordd as The Little Girl and Lewis Grosso as The Little Boy.

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Class Post: Saving Money (Part 2) by Walt828

More research on money-saving ideas from the members of “Strategies for Becoming an Independent Artist.” — sw Adam Wise…

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Macbeth, Matt Loehr and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending Feb. 2 by Andrew Gans

When the Playbill Vault launched in December 2011, it included information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working o…

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PHOTO CALL: Stephen Dorff, Julian Sands, Jane Kaczmarek and More Celebrate L.A. Opening of Backbeat by Krissie Fullerton

The American premiere of Backbeat: The Birth of the Beatles, the Broadway-aimed rock-'n'-roll drama with music, opened at LA's Ahmanson Theatre Jan. 30.

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Ben Lurye & Robert Bradley on Anne Arundel Community College’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by Guest Author

What’s a nice Jewish Boy playing Jesus Christ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar at Anne Arundel Community College? Benjamin Lurye gives us the divine details. Ben:…

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Langston Hughes, Po’ Boy Blues by Trav S.D.

This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month. Probably not a coincidence that Black History Month launches every year on Langston Hughes’ birthday (1902-1967). The great p…

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Tony Winner Alan Cumming Returns to Broadway This Spring in Acclaimed One-Man ‘Macbeth’ by Broadway's Best Shows

Direct from acclaimed, sold-out engagements at the National Theatre of Scotland and the Lincoln Center Festival, Tony and Olivier Award winner ("Cabaret") and two-time Emmy nominee (…

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Ugly attack stirs bitterness at Bolshoi

Amid conspiracy theories, dancers at the top theatre are racking their brains as to why such a brutal assault could happen

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Bolshoi whodunnit looks set to run

Amid conspiracy theories, dancers at the famous Moscow theatre are racking their brains as to why such a brutal assault should happen

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Review: Politics and old-style humor in 'Fiorello'

NEW YORK (AP) — What goes around comes around. It's a key principle in politics, and apparently in musical theater, too.

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Gia Mora performs “Einstein’s Girl” – one night only – Los Angeles performance report by Pauline Adamek

  Nationally recognized actor and vocalist Gia Mora (a four-time Helen Hayes Award nominee), in association with Jonathan White, has announced the world premiere of her new solo show, E…

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MUSE/IQUE “Jazz Laid Down” by Pauline Adamek

MUSE/IQUE, an innovative cross-genre music organization that embraces the unexpected, curated by noted artistic director/conductor Rachael Worby, continues its popular Uncorked series with …

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STUDENT CENTER VIDEO: San Mateo High Presents LEGALLY BLONDE; Starts Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Department at San Mateo High School will present its run of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL starting tonight, Feb. 1, thru February 10 at the Bayside Performing Arts Center. Check out t…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Tim Minchin and the MATILDA Cast on the Show's Origins! by BroadwayWorld TV

BroadwayWorld is excited to premiere a special interview with the cast and creative team on the influence of Roald Dahl's classic book

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 26- February 1 by BroadwayWorld

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK PHANTOM takes an epic bow, Manilow finally arrives, Lea Salonga belts it out and so much more

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Theater News: Philip Boykin, Kerry Butler, Patina Miller and More Will Join Star-Studded Ragtime Concert by Sarah Moore

Manhattan Concert Productions announced the full list of stars who will join the cast of the concert performance of Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning m…

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Theater News: Philip Boykin, Kerry Butler, Patina Miller and More Will Join Star-Studded Ragtime Concert by Sarah Moore

Manhattan Concert Productions announced the full list of stars who will join the cast of the concert performance of Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning m…

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Manke’s Fallen Angels Finally Rises in Pasadena by Tom Provenzano

Noel Coward's 1925 Fallen Angels was initially scheduled to open at the Pasadena Playhouse three years ago, but it became the first show to fall victim to the playhouse's temporary bankrup…

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Ruff Trip! Broadway Sweetheart Kristin Chenoweth Tweets Airline Doggy Drama by Marc Snetiker

Why is Kristin Chenoweth calling a recent flight from Dallas to Los Angeles the “trip from hell” on Twitter? As we all know, Chenoweth is a huge dog lover, who even started the c…

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Make Them Hear You: Ragtime Concert Cast Announced by Chris Luner

Make Them Hear You. Ragtime the Musical, one of the greatest American musicals of the late 20th century, has endured both it’s Broadway premiere in 1998 and a recent revival in 2009. I…

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Victor Herbert, Babes in Toyland by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the great Irish-German-Austrian-American stage composer Victor Herbert (1859-1924). (He was born in Ireland, raised in Germany and Austria and moved to the U.S. as a…

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Guest Picks: Fisher Stevens

Fisher Stevens was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about directing Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin in "Stand Up Guys." He also told us what his favorite comfort foo…

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→ How the Portuguese Artists Colony Got Its Name | Hi/Bird by Tim

How the Portuguese Artists Colony Got Its Name Aisha Sabatini Sloan interviewed Caitlin Myer, the founder of the Portuguese Artists Colony. I’m a member of the group, and I’m oft…

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A question for Polly Carl by Thomas Garvey

We watch the career of Polly Carl (at left) over at Emerson's Center for Theater Commons with increasing interest.  Recently, it was announced that Ms. Carl and her Center would be part…

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Review: No wonder the dinosaurs of 'Triassic Parq' are so edgy by Margaret Gray

If writers of the 20th century could be categorized by the war they lived through, today’s scribes might be grouped by the blockbuster movie that came out when they were about 7. The s…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Highlights from LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit Concert Tituss Burgess, Alysha Umphress, and More! by BroadwayWorld TV

LIVING FOR TODAY. LIVING FOR TODAY Back to the Drawing Board just played a one-night-only engagement at Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette Street. BroadwayWorld was there for the concert, and you can c…

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VIDEO: Julie Taymor, SPIDER-MAN to Be Featured on CNBC's 'Betting on Broadway', 2/4 by TV News Desk

Betting Big on Broadway takes viewers backstage with the mega-producers behind the biggest bet ever made in Broadway history, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Maria Bartiromo speaks candidly ab…

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PHOTO CALL: Judy Kaye, Motown's Valisia LeKae, Star Jones and Cast of Stomp! "Go Red" at Macy's Event by Matthew Blank

In celebration of the 10th National Wear Red Day, Macy's and the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women hosted a special ceremony Jan. 31 that lit the Broadway side of the ico…

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Photo Flash: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey & More Attend CABARET 40th Anniversary Screening by Movies News Desk

Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, and other members of the Academy Award-winning cast of the 1972 film CABARET, were reunited at last night's 40th Anniversary screening of the movie musical. The eve…

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Stagehands Union and Philadelphia Theatre Company Reach Agreement by Kenneth Jones

An agreement has been reached with IATSE Local 8, the union representing the stagehand employees, and the not-for-profit Philadelphia Theatre Company, the troupe announced on Feb. 1.

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Moose Murders by Carey

Any show that opens with a man wearing a fanny pack, un-ironically, needs to re-think its approach. And Moose Murders, the revival of the infamous 1983 flop, boats both an un-ironic fanny pa…

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John Ford Intersects with Vaudeville by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the great American film director John Ford (1894-1973). God willing, my third book is going to be about westerns, so you’ll be hearing lots more from me on the…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Theatre Columnist Michael Musto! by BroadwayWorld

In this week's edition, we caught up with theatre critic and columnist exaordinaire Michael Musto, who will soon bring 70'S DISCO EXTRAVAGANZA to 54 Below on February 17.

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Top Ten Movie Musicals by Loganne

The movie musical is back! Though the golden age of the movie musical is said to have been sometime between 1930 and 1960, musicals have always been a relevant genre and, today, it thrives. …

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Must See: Di and Viv and Rose, Hampstead Theatre, London

Amelia Bullmore's three-hander may not be "experimental" but it achieves what it sets out to do – show how the lives of a trio of women are shaped by their friendship over 27 years – wit…

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Zuckerberg sister asks how Facebook and Youtube can help Broadway connect with audiences

What can the theatre learn from Facebook? That was the question at the second TEDx Broadway conference this week.

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Tango Fire, Sadler’s Wells, London

The seriously adept dance troupe do what they do with most eager abandon and dizzying, slashing legs and feet, writes Clement Crisp

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Tango Fire, Sadler's Wells, London

The seriously adept dance troupe do what they do with most eager abandon and dizzying, slashing legs and feet, writes Clement Crisp

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When actors play politicians

How do actors tackle politicians, from Thatcher to Brown? Playing real people is very much in vogue, writes Sarah Hemming

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Power players

How do actors tackle politicians, from Thatcher to Brown? Playing real people is very much in vogue, writes Sarah Hemming

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"Broadway Idiot," Documentary About American Idiot Musical, Will Debut in March by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

A documentary about American Idiot's road to Broadway, entitled "Broadway Idiot," will debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Texas.

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Ailey invigorates 1981 masterpiece, classic dance

Robert Battle programmed Paul Taylor's 1981 masterpiece Arden Court as the opening note on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's three-night run at the Merriam Theater, which began Wednesday.…

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Producers Plan to Proceed by Loganne

Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is in the clear. The production reports that its money issues have been sorted and the show will open as planned. As previously reported, one of th…

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Local Paper Hits Hollywood Gold! Meryl Streep to Get Witchy in Rob Marshall's Into the Woods by

Watch out, Nikki Finke! The Litchfield County Times surprisingly broke the news that three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will star as the Witch in the movie adaptation of Into the Wood…

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Richard Maltby, Jr. Will Direct World Premiere of A Dangerous Woman for Shakespeare NJ by Kenneth Jones

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's fall world-premiere production of Cathy Tempelsman's A Most Dangerous Woman, about the Victorian-era writer George Eliot, will be directed by …

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Benched Is Finally Off the Bench by Richard Broadhurst

Richard Broadhurst's Benched was inspired by a Sacramento woman and received its first production there, with Eddie Jones playing one of the roles. After a decade, Jones has instigated a sec…

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Guest Picks: America Ferrera

America Ferrera was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about starring in the off-Broadway play, "Bethany." We also asked her what she's been reading and listening to recently. What have you …

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Anjin – review by Andrew Dickson

Sadler's Wells, LondonThere's a shipwreck on an unknown island. Struggling ashore, the crew fall under the spell of a mysterious, godlike ruler who has power of life or death over everything…

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Off-Broadway's 'FoodActs' has a lot on its plate by Jordan G. Teicher

Every play provides ideas to chew over in your mind. “Foodacts” has been made to do just that.

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at noon (Broadway Time)

Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey & More Broadway Legends Celebrate 40 Years of Cabaret on Film by Marc Snetiker

It’s been 40 years since Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey first took the Kit Kat Klub stage in the 1972 film Cabaret, and neither Hollywood nor Broadway has forgotten about their now-iconic…

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Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including a Play About the Peanuts Characters All Grown Up by Steven Leigh Morris

Absolutely Filthy, Brendan Hunt's riff on the Peanuts cartoon series, is this week's Pick of the Week. For all the latest New Reviews, and complete theater listings, see below. Two head-tr…

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Between Shows: Rebecca Naomi Jones Tonight at Apollo’s Music Cafe by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Tonight, the extremely talented Rebecca Naomi Jones is performing a cabaret show at the Apollo Music Café. Rebecca burst onto the scene in Passing Strange, then stole our hearts in American…

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Free Book of Mormon CD Giveaway – Free Cast Recording Giveaway. by Broadway Reviewed

TweetWith Broadway Reviewed getting it’s 1,000th like on Facebook, I decided we should do another giveaway. It seemed like a lot of you liked when I did a Free Book of Mormon CD giveaw…

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Open Calls Announced for ‘Lion King’ on Broadway and Tour

For the first time in the show’s history, actors are now able to audition online for the Broadway and national touring companies of “The Lion King,” producers announced Jan…

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'Ganesh Versus the Third Reich' makes Midwest debut

The absorbing production of “Ganesh Versus the Third Reich” closes Walker Art Center’s 25th anniversary Out There series.

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Dance review: Matching Drapes

Chris Schlichting leaves us wanting more in a sharp, smart program.

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On Stage and At the Movies with Broadway's Annie, Stallone's A Bullet to the Head & More by Ellis Nassour

Annie does have a number of assets, including Anthony Warlow; Laurie Metcalf in The Other People; Sly's back and is shooting A Bullet to the Head.

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She must live in Neverland — Cathy Rigby's 'Peter Pan' hasn't aged a day by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Peter Pan" at the Cadillac Palace Theatre ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: "Peter Pan" at the Cadillac Palace Theatre ★★★ ... Having played Peter Pan…

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American Idiot Documentary, Starring Billie Joe Armstrong, to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival by Lindsay Champion

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and the cast of Broadway’s American Idiot are heading to Austin! Broadway Idiot, a new documentary featuring Armstrong and the cast on the road …

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Patina Miller to Play Sarah in Ragtime Concert; Kerry Butler, Matt Cavenaugh and Dick Latessa Join Avery Fisher Hall Staging by Adam Hetrick

Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller (Sister Act) will star as Sarah in the Feb. 18 concert staging of the Tony-winning Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrence McNally musical Ragtime …

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Patina Miller and More to Star in Ragtime Concert with Lea Salonga and Norm Lewis by Ryan Gilbert

Tony nominees Patina Miller, Kerry Butler and more will join headliners Lea Salonga, Tyne Daly and Norm Lewis in the upcoming concert performance of Ragtime at Lincoln Center’s Av…

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Back Off-Broadway: "Silence! The Musical" by Cbs New York

Jim Taylor takes A Closer Look at the production at the Elektra Theatre. (Friday, February 1, 2013)

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TV News: 30 Rock's Jenna Maroney Pulls a Kanye in Broadway Themed Series Finale by David Gordon

And the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical goes to…Jenna Maroney? Well, no. Apparently not. Even though the (fictional) 30 Rock musical The Rural Juror, based on the acclaimed …

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PLAYBILL THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Jan. 26-Feb. 1: Manderley, Again!; Brigadoon To Dawn; Alan Cumming in Macbeth by Robert Simonson

I'm not a betting man. And I'm not a rich man. But I would have bet you $100 a month ago that there was no way the Rebecca melodrama could get any weirder.

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Cathy Rigby still amazes in latest ‘Peter Pan’

When it comes to eternal youth, Peter Pan can’t hold a candle to Cathy Rigby. At the age of 60, the Olympic gymnast-turned-Broadway star is still in sensational shape, flying high in green…

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VIDEO: Megan Hilty Talks SMASH on 'Jimmy Fallon' by TV News Desk

SMASH star Megan Hilty stopped by NBC's 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' last night to talk about the exciting upcoming second season of the hit musical drama. Check out her appearance in full…

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SENSE & SENSIBILITY Will Feature Mary Michael Patterson, Robert Petkoff and More in Denver by BroadwayWorld

Denver Center Theatre Company DCTC will present the world premiere of SENSE amp SENSIBILITY THE MUSICAL, running April 5 - May 26 in The Stage Theatre.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Christine Sherrill, Will Ray and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD - Complete Pics! by BroadwayWorld

Drury Lane Theatre, presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's triumphant Broadway musical SUNSET BOULEVARD, opening tonight, February 1 at 830 p.m., and running through March 24. BroadwayWorld has a f…

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Looking towards Latinamerica // Expanding our notions of how theater is made by Julián Mesri

A New York director surveys the landscape of theater practices across the Americas through participation in Panorama Sur

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Looking towards Latinamerica // Expanding our notions of how theater is made by Julián Mesri

A New York director surveys the landscape of theater practices across the America

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Day in the Life of "Oz" and Collision Star Craig "muMs" Grant by Matthew Blank

Craig "muMs" Grant, known to TV audiences for his memorable performance as "Poet" on HBO's "Oz," is currently appearing in The Amoralists' world-premier…

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Meryl Streep May Star in Rob Marshall Film Adaptation of Into the Woods by Adam Hetrick

Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady," "The Devil Wears Prada") may star as the Witch in the upcoming film adaptation of of the Tony Award-winning musical In…

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Meet 3 keeping ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ running

Over the past quarter of a century, 37 different actresses have played the female lead in “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway. All 37 have been dressed by one woman: Erna Dias.

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EXCLUSIVE - Full Cast Announced for RAGTIME Concert - Butler, Miller, Cavenaugh, Latessa & More Join Starry Cast by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Concert Productions has just revealed the full and phenomenal cast who will take part in their concert performance of Ragtime at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, February 18, 2013

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CATHY RIGBY is PETER PAN Will Make You Feel Like A Child Again by Michael J. Roberts

Reviewed by: Russell Goeltenbodt I have a place where dreams are born, and time is never planned. It’s not on any chart; You must find it with your heart. Never Never Land”.  (Never…

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Alan Cumming Brings 'Macbeth' to Broadway by David Rooney

The Tony-winning Scotsman takes on all the principal roles of Shakespeare's Scottish play in this avant-garde production set in a psychiatric more

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Jan. 21-27 by Judy Samelson

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Jan. 21-27, 2013, as reported by The Broadway League.

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Business News: ITV’s outgoing drama team announce Mainstreet Pictures by Matthew Hemley

ITV’s outgoing drama director Laura Mackie has revealed that her new independent production company will be called Mainstreet Pictures. The company, which Mackie will run with Sally Haynes…

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About FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Jill Robinson

This really is about this riveting play. (I'll get there) But this is also about NOT writing. And my father. Dr. Freud would see the connections.

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Roundabout Underground's BAD JEWS Announces Transfer to the Laura Pels Theatre; Will Begin Off-Broadway in September by BroadwayWorld

Joshua Harmon's sold out dark comedy BAD JEWS, will make the move upstairs from Roundabout Underground's 62-seat Black Box Theatre to the 420-seat Laura Pels Theater beginning September 20, …

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I Love Rak ‘n’ Roll: On the Road with Flashdance’s Rachelle Rak, Episode 5: Schooling the Dance Moms Divas! by vlogger Rachelle Rak teaches the Dance Moms crew a sassy dance routine with Abby Lee Miller and unwinds in the jacuzzi with Flashdance co-star DeQuina Moore. Cha-Cha-Puus t…

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Tim Minchin speaks of 'humiliation' after voice is enhanced on Jesus Christ Superstar DVD

It is the saviour of singing starlets whose vocal prowess might not otherwise cut the mustard, and the scourge of pop purists. But as a regular live performer who received rave reviews for h…

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Photo Coverage: In The Spotlight- Hal Prince by Walter McBride

The cast and creative team of The Phantom of the Opera just celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the show last weekendat the Majestic Theatre. The special evening featured an extended curtain …

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Introducing A Big Eyed Fish: Ensemble Theater & Audience Integration by Rachel Grossman by HowlRound

Robert Frost famously professed the benefits, when approaching a point of divergence in a journey, of taking the road “less traveled by.” Yet: I’ve found the travels that made all the …

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Sense & Sensibility Musical to Star Robert Petkoff, Nick Verina, Ed Dixon, Stephanie Rothenberg and More by Kenneth Jones

Nick Verina, Jeremiah James, Ruth Gottschall, Stephanie Rothenberg, Mary Michael Patterson, Robert Petkoff and Ed Dixon are among the players in the Denver world premiere of Sense & Sens…

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Megan Hilty Talks Opera Camp, Smash and Her New Album on Jimmy Fallon by Marc Snetiker

Broadway darling Megan Hilty stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on January 31 to talk about what we all want to hear: more scoop on Smash! Hilty delivered plenty of dish on the upc…

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Broadway, coming to a nonprofit theater near you by Peter Marks

David Lindsay-Abaire, author of the most-produced play in America this season, is sitting in a Brooklyn coffee shop, marveling at his excellent fortune. It isn’t a mere five or six profess…

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STAGE TUBE: Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley Makes an Appearance on 30 ROCK's Finale! by Stage Tube

NBC's '30 Rock' bid farewell yesterday, and among those making surprise appearances for the series finale was Tony Award winner Alice Ripley - view her cameo below

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Chester Gregory Recalls His New Edition Obsession and Looks Forward to Dueting with Lillias White at 54 Below by

Chester Gregory, best known for his stage appearances in Sister Act, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Tarzan and Cry-Baby, brings an intimate, new concert The Eve of Jackie to 54 Below on February 4. …

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Lily Rabe to Return for Season Three of American Horror Story by Ryan Gilbert

Tony nominee Lily Rabe has signed on for the secretive and sure-to-be chilling third season of FX's anthology series American Horror Story, joining previously announced stars Sarah Pauls…

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Stars of Vaudeville # 586: Hildegarde by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of The Incomparable Hildegard (1906-2005). I’m not saying she was incomparable, she may well have been, but that was how she billed herself. The adjective she too…

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Some inspiration for Friday by Michael Roderick

No guest blog this week, so I thought instead, I would have a few videos guest blog. Here are some great talks. Enjoy. Excelsior! In case the videos below don't appear: Video 1 Video 2 Video…

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Darren Criss and the Glee Guys Strip Down for the ‘Naked’ Episode; Hot or Not? by Josh Ferri

Glee stars showed a new side of themselves in the lovable and redeeming “Naked” episode on January 31. Highlights included: Rachel considering a topless scene in a student f…

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Weekend Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Broadway Mean Girl? by Marc Snetiker

Broadway is about to get bitchy! When news broke out this week that departing 30 Rock comedy goddess Tina Fey is in the early stages of developing a musical version of her hit 2004 film…

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Danny Rutigliano in Fiorello!

Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

Jonathan Miller revives the feminist classic Rutherford & Son, A Chorus Line previews at the London Palladium and The Animals and Children Took to the Streets heads out on tourScotland and N…

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Into The Woods With Meryl Streep by Suzanna Bowling

Into The Woods With Meryl Streep: There was a reading after it was decided a Into the Woods adaptation be made into a movie.

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See Alice Ripley’s Surprising Cameo on 30 Rock’s Series Finale by Marc Snetiker

Looks like our list of Broadway stars on 30 Rock can add one more! On Thursday night’s series finale of the hit NBC sitcom, attention-starved actress Jenna Maroney finally achieved her…

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Tony Winner Michael Mayer to Direct NBC's HATFIELDS & MCCOYS Pilot by TV News Desk

Deadline reports that Tony Award winning director Michael Mayer has signed on to helm the upcoming pilot HATFIELDS amp MCCOYS for the NBC network. The project, created by John Glenn, is prod…

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Friday, February 01, 2013

To Do ListNot in any particular order, but I'd like to do the vast majority of these things this weekend.Finish my 2013 Playwriting Work PlanLaundrySee best friend perform (she's belly danci…

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Review: All the Rage by David Gordon

Martin Moran was starring in the hit Broadway musical Monty Python's Spamalot when he had a life-changing experience. In the midst of the joyful number "Always Look on the Bright Side of Lif…

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Kennedy Center Expansion Project Will Include Outdoor Video Wall and Performance Space by Andrew Gans

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced an expansion project to be constructed south of the existing facility.

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January Leftovers and a New Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

It was the month that I made Page Six in the New York Post for my altercation with a "Fanilow" at Manilow on Broadway.

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Alan Cumming's 1-man 'Macbeth' heads to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Cumming is taking his Macbeth to Broadway — and his Macduff and Duncan and the three witches.

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Cyndy Fuj’s Vaudeville Family #4: Gates and Finlay by Trav S.D.

This is part four of the series on the show biz ancestry of Cynthia Fujikawa, which we launched here three weeks ago. It’s in her own words.  GATES AND FINLAY Gates and Finlay were…

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Why I’m producing Macbeth on Broadway. by Ken Davenport

Remember when I tweeted this? If you saw last night’s late NY Times or Playbill announcement, then you’ve prob put two and two together and realized that the “#NewShowThisS…

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 2/1/2013 by BroadwayWorld's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 212013.

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Upcoming Theater Book Releases for February 2013

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for February 2013.

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Jefferson Mays and Ken Barnett Reunite for Old Globe Leg of Acclaimed Gentleman's Guide Musical by Kenneth Jones

The fall 2012 Hartford Stage company of the new musical comedy A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will reunite this spring at The Old Globe in San Diego. Tony Award winner Jefferson …

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Mark Morris designs a dance after he picks his music by Sarah Kaufman

When he is in the studio creating a dance, choreographer Mark Morris­ faces no end of decisions, questions, problems. How does he solve them? Honey, you have no idea. Neither does he. Let…

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Theater review: "Venus in Fur” at the Jungle

“Venus in Fur” reveals itself as part mystery, part mythology and all crisp theater at the Jungle.

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The silvery tones of Quicksilver by Thomas Garvey

Quicksilver in action at an earlier concert.Sometimes you can feel it in the air, that sense of a collective "Wow."  It was certainly all but palpable at the Quicksilver conce…

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The Twitter Spat Mamet Wrought: Should Theatergoers Boycott the Gun-Lovin’ Playwright? by Ally Schweitzer

If you've sat within five feet of a liberal-skewing Facebook news feed this week, you've probably heard about playwright David Mamet's humdinger of a Newsweek cover story, delectably headli…

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Photo Flash: Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey Reunite at 40th Anniversary Screening of the Academy Award-Winning Film Musical, Cabaret by David Gordon

Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, the Academy Award-winning stars of the 1972 film Cabaret, reunited at a screening of the movie musical on Thursday, January 31 at the Ziegfeld Theatre. The event…

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: Broadway's Carol Channing Kills It as Alice in Wonderland's The White Queen by Bethany Rickwald

In this YouTube clip, appropriately titled "Carol Channing Is Better Than You," Tony and Golden Globe winner Channing (Hello, Dolly!) gives the made-for-TV performance of her lifetime. The m…

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Review: Manilow on Broadway by Brian Scott Lipton

Fear not, the Fanilows will get what they came for. And trust me, I know what I'm talking about. It's not only that I have (finally, after two cancellations) experienced Manilow on Broadway…

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Review: In 'Backbeat,' it's the Beatles' early, non-fab years by Charles McNulty

The group is shown as a hard-driving cover band working to hit it big in the promising but ultimately disappointing musical at the Ahmanson.To all those graying rockers turned middle-class p…

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TT: Over on the right

I've been moving around so much in recent weeks that I only just got around to updating the "Top Five"...

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Feast at the Young Vic by John Morrison

Multiple authorship in the theatre can work brilliantly, illustrating different facets of a single theme, as it did for Rupert Goold's exploration of the 9/11 attack, Decade. But the risk of…

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Tatyana, Barbican Theatre, London by Neil Norman

Barbican Theatre, London: Although Deborah Colker's latest work is based on Pushkin's Eugene Onegin it could hardly be more different from John Cranko's ballet from the same s…

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Taking Steps, Mill at Sonning, Reading by Sheila Tracy

Mill at Sonning, Reading: Today an Alan Ayckbourn play is guaranteed to fill a theatre, but on this occasion the laughs are few and far between and one can only surmise that Ayckbourn had a …

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The most popular posts of the month: January by Ken Davenport

Time for that monthly summary of what got your attention last month here at The Producer’s Perspective The most read post of the month: 5 Tips to Getting a Job on Broadway The most com…

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Richard Schiff returns to Washington to star in the Shakespeare’s ‘Hughie’ by Nelson Pressley

Richard Schiff is having a Toby Ziegler moment. “There are so many stories,” murmurs Schiff, who played angst-riddled White House communications director Ziegler on the game-changing TV …

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Jeffrey Finn Is 2013 Robert Whitehead Award Recipient by Adam Hetrick

Seminar, Dead Accounts, American Idiot and Scandalous producer Jeffrey Finn has been named the 2013 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award, which will be …

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BARE Begins Final Weekend of Performances; Closes 2/3 by BroadwayWorld

Bare will begin its final weekend of performances, playing its final performance on Sunday, February 3rd at 730pm after 21 previews and 65 regular performances. Bare began previews Off-Broad…

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Get to Know Hizzoner! Fiorello! Offers Up Oodles of New York City Love at Encores! by

Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, Danny Rutigliano and the stars of Fiorello! share why audiences will fall in love with Encores! season opener and how this musical is an essential part of New York …

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Here Come the Girls, Westgate Common club, Wakefield by Mark Ritchie

Westgate Common club, Wakefield: The genesis of this event came from discussions between club officials and performers after the emergence of multi-agents showcases. The Stage was invited to…

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PHOTO CALL: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Bernadette Peters and More Celebrate 40th Anniversary of "Cabaret" Film by Joseph Marzullo

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continued its latest Road to Hollywood tour around the country with a stop in New York City, where TCM, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Verizon FiOS presented…

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Jessica Chastain to star in Liv Ullman's film of 'Miss Julie' by Mike Boehm

Jessica Chastain is currently on Broadway in "The Heiress," playing Catherine Sloper, a rich girl with boyfriend and daddy problems.

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Review: Sour Lips **

Though I applaud the attempt to dramatise the true story of Amina Arraf, a fake Syrian blogger created by American Tom MacMaster who hit headlines round the world in 2011 when she was suppos…

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Blood, Fashion, and Songs by Eliza Bent

Inside the horror musical “The House of Von Macramé” Welcome to Borough Play, our exclusive series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond – You might think that a musi…

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Photo Coverage: Judy Kaye, Valisia LeKae and More Celebrate National Wear Red Day at Macy's! by Jessica Gordon

Yesterday, January 31, the eve of the 10th National Wear Red Day, Go Red For Womenis hosting a lighting ceremony at Macy's Herald Square in New York City - the first iconic building to turn …

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Review: Companhia De Danca Deborah Colker - Tatyana **

Brazilian dancer and choreographer Deborah Colker is a storyteller in the grandiose sense of the word. Her proptastic extravaganzas - most notably physical theatre pieces Knot (2005) and Cru…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jefferson Mays, Ken Barnett and More in Old Globe's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER by BroadwayWorld

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a new musical comedy with book by Robert L. Freedman, musi…

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Voices Like Angels by Trav S.D.

Today is Don Everly’s birthday. Since I did a post on the Everly Brothers just a few days ago here I’ll be short and sweet. The brothers (mostly Don) also wrote plenty of songs t…

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BWW Interviews: Tom Wopat Has a New Number by Naomi Serviss

The DUKES OF HAZZARD star has a new CD and a concert date at 54 BELOW.

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The Man Under @ 59E59 by Barry

January 30, 2013: 59E59 Theaters welcomes Athena Theatre with the world premiere of THE MAN UNDER, written by Paul Bomba and directed by Benjamin Kamine.Veronique Ory, Paul Bomba, Briana P…

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Interview: Alex Helfrecht On ... adapting Hemingway for the stage

Alex Helfrecht is the adaptor and director of Fiesta - The Sun Also Rises which opens at Trafalgar Studio 2 next week (7 February 2013).Helfrecht's theatre and film work includes 1800 A…

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Elton John Looking at Broadway Return with Children’s Musical by David Rogers

Elton John is planning his return to Broadway with a children’s musical. Few details of the musical are known at this point, but John’s partner David Furnish revealed the information, ac…

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Broadway Backwards Names Celebrity Performers- Stephanie J. Block in the Line-Up by Loganne

Academy Award winner and four-time Tony Award nominees Estelle Parsons, two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye and two-time Emmy Award winning comedian Bruce Vilanch will be featured at the ei…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Obituaries: Ian Sandy by Mark Ritchie

The actor, producer and entertainment consultant Ian Sandy was widely known in the theatre for his work at the Birmingham Hippodrome as company manager for Qdos Productions, and made friends…

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Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 1/28 by BroadwayWorld

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with…

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Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Takes on LES MISERABLES! by BroadwayWorld

With Academy Awards season upon us, Gerard Alessandrini has just added a brand new Les Miserables film spoof, featuring parodies of Hugh Jackman, Ann Hathaway and Russell Crowe, to the hit m…

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R.I.P. Hizzoner by Trav S.D.

I am very blue this morning to hear that Ed Koch has passed on. The photo above says it all: the New York I moved to in 1987 is increasingly gone (the guy in the foreground, the buildings in…

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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: University of Georgia by BroadwayWorld

This week, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to feature the Department of Theatre amp Film Studies at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA

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News: Julian Bird appointed Drama UK chair by Alistair Smith

Julian Bird, chief executive of the Society of London Theatre and Theatrical Management association, has been appointed as chair of Drama UK – the body responsible for championing and…

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DID YOU KNOW...The Most Interesting Message Board Topics of the Week: January 26- February 1 by BroadwayWorld

This week's topics MACBETH coming to Broadway, Brigadoon to be revised, The Witch in INTO THE WOODS, Spring Shows, Which would have killed at the Tony's, How to improve Broadway, Broadway To…

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Night of 1000 Stars Will Celebrate Hal Prince; Heather Headley, Jason Robert Brown, Len Cariou Will Perform by Andrew Gans

Alan Titchmarsh will host the annual The Night of 1000 Stars, the star-studded event celebrating musical theatre, which will be presented May 5 at the Royal Albert Hall to benefit Gloria Hun…

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Features: The Stage New Year Party in pictures part two by The Stage

Guests enjoying The Stage New Year Party, January 25 2013 at the New London Theatre. If you would like to purchase copies of any of these please contact Cyrila Pereira on 020 7939 8483 or...

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An Evening with Lorna Luft, The Crazy Coqs, London by Paul Vale

The Crazy Coqs, London: Being the daughter of Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft means that a career in cabaret comes with certain expectations. By no means as big a star as her mother and p…

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Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker: Tatyana – review by Judith Mackrell

Barbican, LondonTatyana is by far the most absorbing work Deborah Colker has made – with one qualification: you have to know the plot of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, or at least pay for a prog…

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Linda Lavin, Max Von Essen, Debbie Gravitte, John McDaniel Set for Broadway Belts Benefit; Julie Halston Hosts by Andrew Gans

Julie Halston will host the third annual Broadway Belts for PFF!, which benefits the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Feb. 25 at 7 PM at Birdland Jazz Club.

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Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli's Revised columbinus, About Columbine School Shooting, Premieres Feb. 1 in Chicago by Michael Gioia

American Theater Company presents the world premiere of the revised columbinus, including material devised from recent interviews with survivors of the Columbine High School shootings, famil…

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Sound Advice: The Return of "... Drood" by Rob Lester

Context is everything. Have some patience and drink it all in, and don't judge by casual first listen. The brand new revival cast album of The Mystery of Edwin Drood is fully understood and …

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Liz Smith: Broadway’s Snarling New “Cat” by Liz Smith

“OH, you weak beautiful people, who give up with such grace …” Those are Maggie the Cat’s final lines in Tennessee Williams’ classic stage tale of frustrated love, tortured lus…

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Lily Rabe to Return for Third Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY by TV News Desk

Ryan Murphy has revealed that Lily Rabe has signed on again for the upcoming third season of the FX anthology series, AMERICAN HORROR STORY.

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Review: London Wall *****

Emily Bowker, Jake Davies & Cara Theobold In 1931, when John Van Druten’s London Wall was first performed, women in the workplace were still a relatively new phenomenon, and an unsettl…

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‘Lion King’ Broadway & Tour Hold Open Casting Calls in February by David Rogers

Disney Theatrical Productions will host open auditions to seek replacements for both the Broadway and touring versions of “The Lion King.” The auditions are open to anyone, regardless of…

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‘Putting Normal Together’ Part 3: Meet Alex Stone, Catherine Callahan, Nick Dupre, & Quinn McCord by Joel Markowitz

This is the final article of our behind-the-scenes look at McLean Community Players’ production of Next to Norrmal. Today, meet cast members Alex Stone, Catherine Callahan, Nick Dup…

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Seattle Premiere of Next to Normal, Directed by Brandon Ivie, Will Feature Beth DeVries, Keaton Whittaker and More by Michael Gioia

Balagan Theatre and Contemporary Classics will co-present the Seattle premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal, starring Beth DeVries as bipolar matriarch Diana Goo…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Review Round-up: Warm reception for Bailey's Winter's Tale?

Lucy Bailey's new Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Winter's Tale, starring Tara Fitzgerald (in her RSC debut) and Jo Stone-Fewings, opened in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this we…

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REBECCA Update: 'Almost' Angel Investor Revealed by BroadwayWorld

Today, Michael Riedel reveals that potential investor, who has now been drawn into the controversy is Larry Runsdorf, who the drug manufacturing firm Breckenridge Inc. in 1983 and now lives …

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Swell Double Feature on TCM Today by Trav S.D.

Today starting at noon Eastern on TCM: a swell double feature of the two greatest musicals of the early talkie era: A classic.  Magical, glamorous, glittering, but all the while smart. It h…

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Former Mayor Ed Koch Dies; Inspiration for Off-B'Way Musical by BroadwayWorld

Fox News reports that former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, known for his trademark question, 'How'm I doing, died early this morning, Friday, February 1st. His 1984 memoir, 'Mayor,' was a bes…

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Opening Tonight at The Writer’s Center: ‘The Pirate Laureate of Port Town’ by Playwright Zachary Fernebok by Guest Author

The Pirate Laureate of Port Town is a mouthful…like most good things! Movie popcorn, a drink at 5:00 Friday, and air after being submerged under water for a particularly unpleasant amount…

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Friday video: Hugues Dufourt by George Hunka

The work of a composer is to create Time. There is nothing more difficult than creating time, because it isn’t natural for man. But if you want to compose, you have to reposition yourself …

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Meet 3 keeping 'The Phantom of the Opera' running

NEW YORK (AP) — Over the past quarter of a century, 37 different actresses have played the female lead in "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway. All 37 have been dressed by one woman: Ern…

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Meet 3 keeping 'The Phantom of the Opera' running by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK—Over the past quarter of a century, 37 different actresses have played the female lead in "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway.

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Meet 3 keeping 'The Phantom of the Opera' running by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Over the past quarter of a century, 37 different actresses have played the female lead in "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway. All 37 have been dressed by one woman: …

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New York Theater January 2013 Quiz by New York Theater

Clockwise from top left: Phantom of the Opera, Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, Barry Manilow, scene from Picnic, Rebecca producer Ben Sprecher Tak…

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Black History Month by Trav S.D.

Master Juba, Father of the Quintessential American Dance Form: Tap February is Black History Month — every day this month look at Travalanche for short biographical articles on African…

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Camille Brown Deals with Racism and Stereotypes in her New Ballet | The Dance Enthusiast | A unique portal for NYC dance by Christine Jowers

Camille A. Brown, choreographer of Broadway's "Streetcar Named Desire" performs excerpt from her new ballet "Mr. Tol E. RAncE at The Joyce this weekend

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Fuse Book Review: “How Literature Saved My Life” — Maybe by Arts Fuse Editor

Notwithstanding all that David Shields writes about the books and authors he loves, both classic and contemporary, he announces that today he can’t bear to write or read novels or even sho…

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Alan Cumming Taking on One-Man ‘Macbeth’ on Broadway in April by David Rogers

Alan Cumming will bring his one-man adaptation of “Macbeth” to Broadway this spring. The production will being previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and the opening is set for April 2…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Review: The Vandalat by Elyse Sommer

Actor Hamish Linklater makes his playwriting debut with an at first funny but ultimately haunting modern fairy tale

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THE VANDAL – by Hamish Linklater Off Off B’way at The Flea by Oscar E Moore

  Hamish Linklater is one of our most promising A-list young actors.  He is clever, concise and quirky.  He did a brilliant job in David Ives’s “The School for Lies” at …

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Theater News: Tony Award Winner Alan Cumming Will Bring His One-Man Macbeth to Broadway This Spring by David Gordon

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret) will bring his acclaimed, one-man adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth to Broadway this spring, The New York Times reports. Co-directed by Ton…

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News: Alistair McGowan and Arlene Phillips sign petition against Westminster cuts by Nicola Merrifield

West End performers and theatre makers including Alistair McGowan, Arlene Phillips and director Philip Hedley have joined a campaign to fight Westminster City Council’s proposal to cut its…

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$50 million gift kicks off $100 million expansion project at The Kennedy Center by Lorraine Treanor

Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein announced a new addition to The Kennedy Center which will expand the facility southward, and over the Potomac River. Architects Steven Holl and Ch…

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Alan Cumming Broadway-bound in solo Macbeth by Matt Trueman

Acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production set for 73-performance run at Ethel Barrymore theatre Continue reading...

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Alan Cumming Broadway-bound in solo Macbeth by Matt Trueman

Acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland production set for 73-performance run at Ethel Barrymore theatreThe National Theatre of Scotland has announced that its solo version of Macbeth, starri…

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News: Open-air venue planned on site of Shakespearean theatre remains by Nicola Merrifield

An amphitheatre is being planned in north London on the site where a 16th century theatre that hosted the premiere of Henry V used to exist. The remains of the Curtain Theatre – which was.…

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BWW's On This Day - February 1, 2013

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Tatyana, Barbican Theatre, London

In Deborah Colker’s danced version of the Eugene Onegin story, multiple Tatyanas yearn for half a dozen Onegins, while scrambling over the branches of a giant tree. The acrobatics often bl…

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Interview: Brief Encounter ... Lift star Julie Atherton

Musical theatre actress Julie Atherton is currently appearing in new musical Lift , which premieres tonight (1 February 2013, previews from 30 January) at Soho Theatre.Craig Adams' show is s…

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FGO’s Offbeat Magic Flute As Funny As It’s Beautifully Sung by Bill Hirschman

In a classic opera depicting the battle between intellectual enlightenment and romanticism with allusions to ancient Masonic rituals, you don’t expect a character to exclaim, “Mrs. Robin…

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Mixed Marriage, Lyric Theatre, Belfast by Jane Coyle

Lyric Theatre, Belfast: More than a century ago, socialist activist and Labour organiser James Larkin led a large-scale strike on the Belfast docks. This landmark event provides the framewor…

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1st Night Photos: Old Times brings Pinter home

A revival of Harold Pinter's Old Times starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Lia Williams and Rufus Sewell opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre last night (31 January 2013, previews from 12 Jan…

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Production News: Udderbelly announced fifth year on South Bank by Alistair Smith

The Udderbelly Festival will return to the South Bank this summer, with the event’s fifth outing including performances from The Boy With Tape on His Face and circus show Flown. Runnin…

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La Clemenza di Tito, Grand Theatre, Leeds by George Hall

Grand Theatre, Leeds: John Fulljames' new production of Mozart's late opera The Clemency of Titus makes a strong case for a work still relatively sidelined among his mature output.…

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Glee ‘Naked’ Television Recap & Review by Karen Walsh

An episode titled ‘Naked.’ I was titillated! The episode starts with Hunter being interviewed by the media amidst a steroid scandal. Our crafty Glee writers poke fun at most shows with t…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Jane Eyre, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale by Ben East

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale: Adapting Jane Eyre is difficult. Too melodramatic and it becomes ridiculous, too tricksy and the heart of the narrative is lost. Read the full review

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Lean, Tristan Bates Theatre, London by Lauren Paxman

Tristan Bates Theatre, London: Anorexia is notoriously tricky to treat. But in Isley Lynn's new high tension drama, Tessa (Laura Hanna) thinks she has found a speedy solution. She won&#…

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London Wall, Finborough, London by Natasha Tripney

Finborough, London: Tricia Thorns' charming and wholly satisfying production of John van Druten's infrequently performed play explores what it was like to be a woman in the workpla…

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Old Times, Harold Pinter Theatre, London by Mark Shenton

Harold Pinter Theatre, London: The former Comedy Theatre in Panton Street has been home to seven plays by Harold Pinter in the last 21 years, plus four more productions directed by him. It i…

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Obituaries: Alasdair Milne by Michael Quinn

With a lifetime spent working for the BBC and an impeccable track record in current affairs, Alasdair Milne was the first producer to be appointed as the Corporation’s director general in …

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By Jaye Hunt (opinionated theatregoer) At the end of every month, I like to take a look back at the theatre I saw and recommend a play and a musical that I loved so much that they're essenti…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 4am (Broadway Time)

News: Casting announced for Night of 1000 Stars, Hal Prince honoured

Casting has been announced for The Night of 1000 Stars, the annual charity gala celebrating musical theatre which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 May 2013. This year's event will …

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Review: Old Times ****

Forty years after its premiere, Harold Pinter's Old Times - the first Pinter play to be presented in the new Harold Pinter theatre (formerly the Comedy) still hasn't yielded up all of its my…

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News: Voting closes in 2013 Awards, over 60k take part

Voting for the 2013 Awards - the original, biggest and best audience-voted theatre awards - closed at midnight on Thursday (31 January). Over 60,000 people took part in this…

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Old Times, Harold Pinter Theatre by Demetrios Matheou

This production of Old Times is a big deal. It’s the first of Harold Pinter’s plays to be performed in the theatre renamed after him; it marks the reunion of director Ian Rickson and Kri…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Alan Cumming's Solo Macbeth Headed To Broadway

The New York Times 01/31/13

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News: Over 60k people vote in 2013 Awards

Voting for the 2013 Awards - the original, biggest and best audience-voted theatre awards - closed at midnight on Thursday (31 January). Over 60,000 people took part in this…

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Bloomberg: The Musical!? (Just Speculating Here ...)

The New York Times 01/30/13

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Anjin: The Shogun and the English Samurai, Sadler's Wells by Laura Silverman

There is never a dull moment in this three-hour historical epic, even if it is not always clear what is going on. Directed by Gregory Doran, of the RSC, Anjin follows the 17th-cent…

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HOT or NOT: The Cast of PASSION by JK

This time next week, one of the most anticipated off-Broadway shows of the season, the revival Stephen Sondheim's Passion, begins previews.  The new production, presented by Classi…

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News: Nicholas Hytner – ‘economic argument is not sole justification for arts subsidy’ by Nicola Merrifield

Public funding for the arts should not be justified solely because of its economic benefit, according to National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner. Hytner said that the “economic …

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Sac Ballet flaps into 'Great Gatsby' by Leigh Grogan

Think back to high school lit class and you'll remember it. "The Great Gatsby" was the ultimate essence-of-an-era tale. Sacramento Ballet dancers Alexandra Cunningham and Stefan Calka r…

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Sacramento Live: Three Stages hosts high school theater fest by Marcus Crowder

If you're wondering what today's kids are up to, take a trip out to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College this weekend. You'll see some terrific theater by young people, and more than that, yo…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Baring its Soul, “Bare” Closes Off-Broadway by Matthew Wexler

In its opening number, “A Million Miles From Heaven,” I can’t help but wonder if I’m in for a very dark episode of “Glee.” Angst-ridden high school students, poppy asymmetrical c…

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Acclaimed young director to take over Northern Stage by Alan Sykes

Lorne Campbell will be moving from London to Newcastle to run the successful theatre company. Alan Sykes offers a welcomeNorthern Stage, the Newcastle-based theatre company, has apppointed a…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at 1am (Broadway Time)

The Vandal by

The Flea, Off Broadway By Adrienne Urbanski BOTTOM LINE: Strong comedic and dramatic performances combined with skilled direction help to make this story engaging and appealing. Act…

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Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Merilyn Jackson

Ailey Company at Merriam brings home Rennie Harris's Home

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Farrell, Brown show impressive timing in popular 'Golden Pond'

The folks over at the New Theatre tell me that "On Golden Pond" is one of their most requested titles and it's easy to see why: It's serious enough to deal with real issues but never serious…

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Production News: NTS Macbeth with Alan Cumming to transfer to Broadway by Thom Dibdin

The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Macbeth is to transfer to Broadway. The production, in which Alan Cumming plays all the roles, is being presented by independent New Yo…

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Jason Priestley on His Dirty First Job by Young Hollywood

Jason Priestley on His Dirty First Job The Brandon Walsh fangirl in all of us comes out when the one and only Jason Priestley stops by our pop-up Studio at NATPE in Miami to chat about his h…

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Tampa Bay's Lavonte David Tackles NATPE by Young Hollywood

Tampa Bay's Lavonte David Tackles NATPE Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David travels from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Coast to join us in our pop-up studio at NATPE in Miami! Hea…

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Acting Impresses, Play Doesn't In 'Stones In His Pockets' at Yale Rep by Frank Rizzo

The show: “Stones in His Pocket” at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven.

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The Vandal – Smart and satisfying Off Off B’way at The Flea by Oscar E. Moore

With a fine ear for language Hamish Linklater manipulates with great skill.

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"SportsNation" Hosts Take Show to the Super Bowl
 by Young Hollywood

"SportsNation" Hosts Take Show to the Super Bowl
 We head to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII and catch up with "SportsNation" hosts Marcellus Wiley and Clarissa Thompson moments after a w…

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Friday, February 1, 2013 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Blog: Michael Coveney: RSC water-logged while National flies high

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink in Stratford-upon-Avon this week -- except in the Dirty Duck, of course-- as the river broke its banks and Bill Dudley’s set for The Wi…

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Multi-Media, February 1, 2013 by The Charlebois Post

Scare TacticsThe Woman in Black makes the journey from novel (to stage) to screenby Gaëtan L. CharleboisWhile preparing to write this review I went on a Google spree - where one link-item i…

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A Fly On The Wall, February 1, 2013 by The Charlebois Post

It Should Taste Goodby Jim Murchison @JimMurchisonIt is said that the filthiest phrase ever uttered on fifties TV was, "Ward, weren't you a little rough on the Beaver last night?" …

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TT: Kill or be killed

In today's Wall Street Journal I review an important revival in Orlando, Florida, Mad Cow Theatre's production of Laughter on...

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TT: Britten up, Britten down

Today's Wall Street Journal "Sightings" column is occasioned by the coming centennial celebrations of the birth of one of my...

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TT: Almanac

"Despair is the conclusion of fools." Benjamin Disraeli, The Wondrous Tale of Alroy...

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Sunset Boulevard Opens at Chicago's Drury Lane; Christine Sherrill Is Ready for Her Close Up by Kenneth Jones

Drury Lane Theatre's new Chicago-area production of Sunset Boulevard opens Feb. 1 following previews from Jan. 24. Christine Sherrill is faded silent-film star Norma Desmond and Wil…

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AfterWork Theater Project, With Non-Theatre Working Professionals, Presents Hair Feb. 1-10 in NYC by Michael Gioia

AfterWork Theater Project, a New York City-based theatre company providing working professionals with a creative outlet, presents its inaugural production, the sixties rock musical Hair, Feb…

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New Web Series "It Could Be Worse," With Wesley Taylor, Mitchell Jarvis, Alison Fraser, Adam Chanler-Berat, Premieres Feb. 1 by Andrew Gans

"It Could Be Worse," a new web comedy series featuring a host of theatre actors, makes its debut Feb. 1 at

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Broadway Musicians Offer The John Miller Quartet Plus 2 Feb. 1 at The Cutting Room by Michael Gioia

Following a 21-week run at the New York City nightclub 54 Below, The John Miller Quartet Plus 2, featuring a host of Broadway musicians, debuts at The Cutting Room Feb. 1.

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Karen Akers Sings Stephen Sondheim, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey Songs in Feb. 1 American Songbook Shows by Andrew Gans

Karen Akers, who appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Nine and Grand Hotel, is offering an eclectic evening of tunes by American composers Feb. 1 at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM at the…

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Pittsburgh Public's 1776, With George Merrick, Steve Vinovich, Trista Moldovan, Keith Hines, Opens Feb. 1 by Michael Gioia

Pittsburgh Public Theater's production of the Tony Award-winning musical 1776, the biggest production in the company's history, opens Feb. 1, following previews that began Jan. 24, a…

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AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Hear "Begin the Beguine" From New "Noël and Cole" CD; Final Track Listing Announced by Kenneth Jones

"Noël and Cole," the new PS Classics studio cast album marrying the wit, sorrow and melody of songwriters Noël Coward and Cole Porter, will feature 22 tracks, including &…

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Growing Up Broadway: Meet Kid Actors From Cat, Annie, Matilda, Drood and Newsies by Michael Gioia

With nearly half of Broadway shows currently on the boards populated with children under the age of 18, we sit down with a few of them to talk about what it's like growing up on stage.

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DIVA TALK: Catching Up With Tony Winner and Dear World Star Betty Buckley by Andrew Gans

News, views and reviews about the women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 1 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley

1859 Birthday of Victor Herbert (1859-1924), Broadway's operetta king, composer of Babes in Toyland, The Red Mill, Mlle. Modiste, Naughty Marietta, Sweethearts and numerous editions of t…

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