Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Lady Gaga-R. Kelly Song Removed From Streaming Services by Jem Aswad

As she promised, Lady Gaga’s collaboration with R. Kelly has been removed from streaming services. The song, “Do What U Want (With My Body), was removed approximately 18 hours after Gaga…

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Choir Boy ****, Slave Play **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward Jan 11, 2019: You can count on the fingers of two hands the number of African-American playwrights who have had more than one financially successful play on Broadway in …

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Shen Yun at Lincoln Center, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Shen Yun embarks on a fantasy filled journey through her dance performance at New York’s Lincoln Center from January 10-March 17, 2019.Lincoln Center mentions on its website about Yun’s …

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Let me go! Sing-along 'Bohemian Rhapsody' will rock you in theaters across the country by Usa Today, Bryan Alexander, Usa Today

Get ready to bring it and sing it, as the sing-along version of Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" comes to theaters nationwide Friday.        

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Go Behind The Scenes of BE MORE CHILL At the Guggenheim! by BroadwayWorld

Works amp Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,presents a behind the scenes look atBe More Chillby Joe Iconis and Joe Traczon Monday, January 21 at 730pm.

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Fountain Theatre has revealed a 2019-20 season of new works by a diverse group of playwrights, offering up a series of Los Angeles, California, …

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Aspects of Love, Southwark Playhouse review - discourse keeps passion at bay by Marianka Swain

An intimate Andrew Lloyd Webber revival lays bare both strengths and weaknesses“Love Changes Everything”, as immortalised by Michael Ball, is the most enduring feature of Andrew Lloyd We…

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Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia 2019 by Joel Benjamin

The four choreographers whose three works were represented at the Japan Society’s Contemporary Dance Festival: Japan + East Asia flung themselves headlong into the modern world of dance wi…

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Verna Bloom Dies: Versatile TV, Film, Broadway Actress Was 80 by Bruce Haring

Verna Bloom, whose memorable turn as Marion Wormer in the 1979 comedy classic Animal House saw her immortalize cucumber innuendo, has died. She passed Wednesday in Bar Harbor, Maine from dem…

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Ariana Grande’s Next Single Will Be About That Time She Got Drunk & Bought All Her Friends Rings by Bethy Squires

Ariana Grande has been teasing “7 Rings” since the track name was a license plate in the “Thank u, next” video. Now the song has album art, a release date, and a charmingly #richpeop…

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The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Announces BroadwayCon Events by BroadwayWorld

The Rodgers amp Hammerstein Organization willpresenttwo different special events as part of BroadwayCon which is taking place January 11-13, 2019 at New York Hilton Midtown 1335 6th Avenue. …

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Brittney Johnson Makes History As First Glinda of Color in an English-Language Production of WICKED by Alan Henry

BroadwayWorld has learned that tonight Brittney Johnson makes her Glinda debut in WICKED on Broadway, becoming the first actress of color to play the part.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Ambassadors Theatre by Fraser Macdonald

As a performer, Robinson excels in her vocal talent and is sure to deliver a glorious homage to many of the great voices that are sadly no longer with us.

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BWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH... GIOVANNI SPANO, The Space @ Studio 88 by Charlotte Downes

London's newest West End Cabaret venue, The Space Studio 88, welcomes Giovanni Spano to sing to an intimate audience of devoted fans, one of whom has seen him at least 600 times. The compact…

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How a box of forgotten letters became a Holocaust jazz opera by Barbara Hoffman

After their widowed father died in 1995, jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal and his sister packed up the family home in Great Neck, LI. They didn’t know what that box of letters, all written in Ge…

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Theatre Review: ‘Catch Me if You Can’ by The Montgomery Playhouse at Gaithersburg Arts Barn by Kristin Franco

“A cop in the country has a thousand problems,” quips small town dick Inspector Levine (Stan Rosen). But the problem at the center of genre-defying mystery “Catch Me if You…

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Choir Boy review. Broadway newcomers in Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s powerful, fresh coming-of-age play by Jonathan Mandell

Pharus Jonathan Young is black, gay and gifted, like the playwright who created him, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, best known for the Oscar winning film Moonlight. McCraney is making his Broadway …

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AVENUE Q Original Broadway Cast And Creative Team To Celebrate 15 Years Of Avenue Q At BroadwayCon by BroadwayWorld

AVENUE Q - winner of three 2004 Tony Awards including Best Musical - will celebrate its 15 year run on the BroadwayCon MainStage this weekend, Saturday, January 12, when Original Broadway Ca…

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VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID by Alexa Criscitiello

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale byHans Christian Andersen, performances ofTHE LITTLE MERMAIDofficially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008.

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BWW Poll: What BroadwayCon Event Are You Most Excited For? by Bww Polls

Broadway's exhilarating weekend is about to start with BroadwayCon this FridayWith the countless excitingannouncements from the Avenue Q and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown cast reunions to …

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Boys Will Be Boys: A Trifecta of Burlesque, Cirque and Comedy by Matthew Wexler

It's all hanging out in 2019 with three burlesque/circus troupes strutting their stuff across New York City stages.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Presentation of ‘Chasing Rainbows’ goes on with modified contract by Caitlin Huston

Amid the Equity strike against developmental work, industry presentations are still occurring, though under altered contract terms. One such presentation, “Chasing Rainbows: the Road to Oz…

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Kaley Ann Voorhees stops by HQ to chat about The Phantom of the Opera and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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Backstage at King Kong with Christiani Pitts, Episode 1: Welcome! by

Come along with King Kong star Christiani Pitts as she welcomes us backstage at the monster of a musical, shows off her gorg dressing room and more.

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David Cromer stops by HQ to chat about The Waverly Gallery, The Band's Visit and more with Caitlin Moynihan.

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Legere Glows in a Night of Stardust by Barry Gordin

A THEATRICAL EVENING DEDICATED TO DAVID BOWIE By: Jared Klein January 13, 2019: A Night of Stardust, the annual Philadelphia-based concert dedicated to the memory of legendary David B…

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Broadway Financing Practice May Violate Law by Marc Hershberg

Broadway producers might be breaking the law and not even know it.

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Billion-Dollar Foundation Dedicates Itself To Racial Equity. Founder’s Heirs Protest by Artsjournal

Some of the 340 heirs of John Andrus, who’s estate created Minnesota’s Surdna Foundation, back in the 1930s, are protesting the foundation’s funding of progressive causes a…

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American Cultural Mythology: Authenticity Above All Else (Hollywood-Style Of Course) by Artsjournal

Bohemian Rhapsody, picked apart by cultural commentators for its divergences from the real story of Queen’s rise, is great for its realness? A band that campily reimagined rock and roll as…

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Artists Protest Dublin’s Abbey Theatre: “We’re Being Paid What We Earned 20 Years Ago” by Artsjournal

“Actors feel they’re being shoved to the bottom of the food chain again. The Abbey’s success is at our expense. They have managed with this model to reduce our already poor remuneratio…

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So Now Detroit’s Cool Again, Who Gets To Call Themselves A Detroit Artist? by Artsjournal

“I mean if you are a Cranbrook student or AIR, you are not a Detroit artist. If your studio practice is based in Pontiac, you are not a Detroit artist. If you just moved to Detroit, yo…

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Kiviuq Returns: This myth is a hit by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Cycle of stories brings unusual choices and structures to Tarragon stage, to solid effect.

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These 2 plays are vying to win over Broadway this spring by Michael Riedel

The play’s the thing this spring on Broadway. To the competitive roster of non-musicals I spoke about last week — all-star revivals of “King Lear” and “All My Sons” among them …

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Aspects of Love review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘a strong, stripped-back production’ by Tim Bano

Aspects of Love is responsible for the success of Michael Ball. Its big tune, Love Changes Everything, made him a star. But,

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Co-stars announced for Betrayal alongside Tom Hiddleston by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox have been announced as the co-stars in Jamie Lloyd’s new production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal alongside Tom Hiddleston. This post Co-stars an…

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Glee’s Dianna Agron Will Play Café Carlyle by Adam Hetrick

Known for her role as Quinn on the Fox musical series, Agron will celebrate the music of female-fronted acts from the '60s and '70s.

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Choir Boy on Broadway: Pics, Videos, Review by New York Theater

Pharus Jonathan Young is black, gay and gifted, like the playwright who created him, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, best known for the Oscar winning film Moonlight. McCraney is making his Broadway …

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Backstage at King Kong with Christiani Pitts, Episode 1: Hey, Girl! by

Come along with King Kong star Christiani Pitts as she welcomes us backstage at the monster of a musical, shows off her gorg dressing room and more.

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Odds & Ends: Liesl Tommy to Direct Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Liesl Tommy to Direct Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed) has signed…

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Awards rivals Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) and John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) share a Denzel bond by Susan Wloszczyna

I saw a star being born and it wasn’t Lady Gaga. It happened on a dance floor early on in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” when Ron Stalling, an undercover cop who — with the help …

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

How Sarah Silverman’s Performance With Seth Rudetsky Helped Create Her Song for Ralph Breaks the Internet by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth needs to figure out a new way to surprise Kelli O’Hara, his plea to make Broadway more inclusive, and more.

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Dunder Mifflin Roll Call! Get to Know the Stars of Off-Broadway's The Office! A Musical Parody

Get to know the cast of off-Broadway's musical parody of The Office.

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Pillsbury House Theatre Announces 2019 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup will include three mainstage productions, free performances with the Chicago Avenue Project, and a new-works festival.

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Aretha Franklin biopic moves ahead with director and writer by Associated Press

The long-gesticulating Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” is going ahead with stage director Liesel Tommy set to direct

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Opera Roles Are Classified By Voice Types. Also Gender Types. Is This A Problem? by Artsjournal

“Imagine a soprano who has just changed her voice type from mezzo-soprano to soprano. She’s immediately at a disadvantage if she lists every role that she’s performed on her resu…

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Why Did All The Bells On Philly’s Avenue Of The Arts Stop Ringing? by Artsjournal1

In 1996, when a multimillion-dollar renovation of South Broad Street was completed, sound artist Robert Coburn attached 39 small bronze bells to lampposts along the newly-christened “A…

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NY’s Prototype Festival Shows How Hard It Is To Reinvent Opera by Artsjournal

Anne Midgette: “Most of them could be called opera, but most of them have little to do with what you might see in an opera house. Opera houses are looking for ways to connect with new …

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Photo Feature: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by David Hooley

Willy Wonka has thrown open the gates of his magical chocolate factory but unlike the book, everyone is invited. The classic Roald Dahl book, turned movie, turned musical is now running in S…

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The Other Josh Cohen Extends Run at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The celebrated return mounting of David Rossmer and Steve Rosen's musical comedy The Other Josh Cohen has been extended at the Westside Theatre. Originally announced to play a limited en…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Industry Roundup: New Hires at Fathom Events, Huntington Theatre Company, and More by Joshua Lezmi

See the recent additions to various theatre and entertainment institutions across the country.

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Go Inside the First Day of Rehearsals for Broadway's Be More Chill by Marc J. Franklin

The Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical is set to begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre February 13.

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It’s a Sex-Positive Party, Not a Play by Laura Collins-Hughes

At Bushwick Starr, Diana Oh and her team of “super queero heart questers” welcome guests to a night of dance-filled revelry. (Yes, there’s a sleepover option.)

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Panto-goers get refund for 'spectacularly bad' Jack and the Beanstalk by Sarah Marsh

Chippenham community centre issues apology saying show was not as promisedTheatre-goers who went to see a pantomime that was described as “spectacularly bad” have been offered a full ref…

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Orfeh and Derek Klena Will Join Rebecca Luker and Teal Wicks for Steven Jamail Concert at The Green Room 42 by Adam Hetrick

Luker, a three-time Tony nominee, will perform a song written for her by Jamail.

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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Announces 2019 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup include swashbuckling adventures, Shakespearean tragedies, and a holiday favorite.

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Get a First Look at the World Premiere of Jazz Opera Dear Erich by David Gewirtzman

Ted Rosenthal’s piece is presented in a co-production between New York City Opera and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

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Top Theatre Stories: Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Roberto Araujo

The latest about Brian Stokes Mitchell, Josh Groban, Choir Boy and more.

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NDT 2 Dancers Bring Their Youthful Drive to City Center by Lauren Wingenroth

The Hague-based contemporary dance troupe kicks off its U.S. tour in New York January 16–19.

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Watch Trailer for New Film Cliffs of Freedom, Featuring Patti LuPone and Christopher Plummer by Andrew Gans

Tania Raymonde also stars in the movie from director Van Ling.

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Former Black Crowes musicians to perform at Harris Center Saturday as the Magpie Salute

The Magpie Salute, a band featuring musicians of Black Crowes fame, is scheduled to perform a set of original music, Crowes tunes, covers and more Saturday evening at the Harris … Clic…

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RESPECT! Liesl Tommy Will Direct Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic by Drew Shade

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, handpicked Jennifer Hudson to play her in a biopic and now according to Deadline Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, Insecure, Queen Sugar) h…

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How does the ‘School of Rock’ musical cast the kids? ‘There are some 10-year-olds who can really shred’ by Nelson Pressley

Coming from Broadway to D.C.’s National Theatre, the production recruited from actual School of Rock branches, other music schools and music camps.

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Sanaz Toosi Named Recipient of IAMA’s Shonda Rhimes-Backed Commission by Olivia Clement

Toosi's play English will be seen at Roundabout Underground this month.

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INTERVIEW: How did Michael Gove inspire acclaimed WWI drama The Unknown Soldier? Playwright Ross Ericson tells us. by Featured Content

Never underestimate the importance of coincidence in life. If Michael Gove hadn't made a comment about the First World War, acclaimed drama The Unknown Soldier may never have been written.

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BWW TV: Check Out the Music Video for Off-Broadway Hit WICKED CLONE by BroadwayWorld TV

'This rare piece of visual and audio creativity was written, composed, designed, and choreographed by the Indiggo Twins-Mihaela and Gabriela Mordorcea. Based on their 500-page bestseller Wic…

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#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld TV

In honor of the show's eleventh anniversary of becoming part of Broadway's world, we're flashing back to its 2008 opening night at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre

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FREEZE FRAME: Chill Out Inside the First Day of Rehearsals with BE MORE CHILL! by Walter McBride

Be More Chillwill begin performances at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre 149 West 45th Street on Wednesday, February 13 at 8PM. The official opening night is Sunday evening, March 10. Check out pho…

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A New Phase In Art And Dance Made By Artists With Disabilities by Artsjournal

This new wave “is a consideration of the aesthetic possibilities of disability. It’s not about adaptation or accommodation. It’s about how unique bodies, minds, senses and phenomenolog…

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Director of Development, Antaeus Theatre Company by Artsjournal

The Director of Development occupies a leadership position at Antaeus. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace the theater’s work, and convey its value to the community.

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Bleach by Sandi Durell

  by Steve Nardoni   The L train drops us off at the Wilson Avenue stop in the southern end of Bushwick, Brooklyn, in a residential neighborhood boasting of delis, mini markets, dry cl…

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Judy Gold, Kathleen Chalfant, Mirirai Sithole, and More Tapped for Evening of Short Plays Addressing Trump by Olivia Clement

The one-night-only event at Joe's Pub will debut new works inspired by the women who have shared their stories of sexual harassment.

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Judy Gold, Kathleen Chalfant, Mirirai Sithole, Molly Bernard, and More Tapped for Evening of Short Plays Addressing Trump by Olivia Clement

The one-night-only event at Joe's Pub will debut new works inspired by the women who have shared their stories of sexual harassment.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: WAR HORSE, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury by Liz Cearns

One of the most instantly noticeable things about War Horse is the diversity of its audience's ages a children's book if enjoyed by many a parent or independent adult turned into a play and …

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Central Works Announces 2019 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup will include four new plays, from political thrillers to murder mysteries.

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Chicago theater openings Jan. 11-17

Sunday “Fuente Ovejuna”: A 1619 Spanish drama by Lope de Vega, the show follows a young woman who leads a rebellion against the military governor's sexual exploitation of women. Through …

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Shakespeare Fest St. Louis Announces Confluence Writers Project by American Theatre Editors

Emerging playwrights Mariah L. Richardson, Shualee Cook, and Kristin Idaszak have been selected to participate.

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Theatre at the Center casts 'Million Dollar Quartet' by Kt Hawbaker

Theatre at the Center has announced casting for its production of “Million Dollar Quartet,” under the direction of Daryl Brooks. The show will star Zack Sorrow as Elvis Presley, Michael …

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Off-Broadway’s The Other Josh Cohen Extends Run at Westside Theatre by Joshua Lezmi

The musical comedy opened in October.

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Second Stage Adds Bess Wohl's Make Believe to 2019 Season by Olivia Clement

The New York premiere, directed by Michael Greif, will kick off in early August.

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The mind

Inside the life of the mind, from Donald Trump’s lies, to the science of sleep and AI

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Liesl Tommy to Direct the Aretha Franklin Biopic by TV News Desk

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures MGM announced today acclaimed stage director Liesl Tommy, the first black woman to earn a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, is set to direct Re…

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Second Stage Announces New Play by Bess Wohl, Michael Greif to Direct by BroadwayWorld

Second Stage Theater has announced that playwright Bess Wohl and director Michael Greif will return to Second Stage Theater next summer with the New York premiere of MAKE BELIEVE.

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How Sound Can Tip Us To Things Like Climate Change by Artsjournal

Scientist Garth Paine: “I have spent decades making field recordings in which I create a setup before dawn or dusk, then lie on the ground listening for several uninterrupted hours. Th…

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How Did A Quiet Belgian Director Become ‘The Most Important Auteur On The International Stage Circuit’? Three New York Times Critics Debate Ivo Va by Artsjournal1

“In this edited conversation, Ben Brantley, co-chief theater critic for The Times, and the critics Elisabeth Vincentelli and Jason Zinoman aim to make sense of Mr. van Hove’s asc…

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Why Did This 11th-Century Woman Have Lapis Lazuli In Her Dental Plaque? by Artsjournal1

The likely answer not only opens up a new avenue for archaeology, it indicates that a highly-skilled medieval art associated with men (chiefly monks) had female practitioners as well. — Th…

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Neil Patrick Harris Will Sit Down for Conversation at San Francisco Comedy Festival by Adam Hetrick

The Tony and Emmy Award winner will appear at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre January 27.

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Chicago premiere of Steven Levenson's 'If I Forget' to close out Victory Gardens' 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Thursday, Victory Gardens’ artistic director Chay Yew and managing director Erica Daniels announced an addition to the 2018-2019 season — the Chicago premiere of “If I Forget,” wr…

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'The Lightning Thief' musical tour launches in Chicago — and right now is best for young Percy Jackson fans by Chris Jones

With one foot in “Harry Potter” and another in “Dear Evan Hansen,” the new tween-oriented musical faithfully based on the 2005 fantasy-adventure book by Rick Riordan has plenty to pl…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Bess Wohl's Make Believe Sets New York Premiere with Second Stage; Michael Greif to Direct by Andy Lefkowitz

Make Believe, a new work by playwright Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds), will make its New York premiere at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater this summer. Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen) …

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Jennie Buckman obituary by Helen Mackintosh

Playwright, director and acting teacher whose students at Rada included Sophie Okonedo, Adrian Lester and Ben WhishawiThe acting teacher and coach Jennie Buckman, who has died of cancer aged…

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'Apple Season' is about a homecoming. It's also one for the director. by Natalie Pompilio | For Nj Advance Media

The world premiere, at NJ Repertory Company Jan. 12 - Feb. 10, is a thoughful -- and thought-provoking -- look at one family's secrets.

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Theatre News: Theater J Announces New Managing Director by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Theater J, the nation’s pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, is delighted to announce that Jojo Ruf will become its new Managing Director on January 28, 2019.  Ruf joins Artisti…

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Theater Review: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL (North American Tour) by Lawrence Bommer

LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE, OR AN EMPOWER SHORTAGE? Holy Hades! It’s an all-purpose victim’s ur-dream of getting even: Every misunderstood teenager secretly imagines he was born better than l…

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Tony Nominee Liesl Tommy to Direct Jennifer Hudson-Led Aretha Franklin Biopic by Ryan McPhee

Respect, from MGM Pictures, heads closer to production.

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TEVYE SERVED RAW (Garnished with Jews) by Glenda Frank

"Tevye Served Raw," based on the stories of the incomparable Sholem Aleichem, is, at times, rollickingly hilarious, at times almost heartbreakingly sad. Although the stories date from the tu…

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Study: Older People Share More Fake News by Artsjournal

Older users skewed the findings: 11 percent of users older than 65 shared a hoax, while just 3 percent of users 18 to 29 did. Facebook users ages 65 and older shared more than twice as many …

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When The First Lesbian Novel Was Banned, Its Author Got Support From All Over The Globe by Artsjournal1

Following a particularly nasty campaign from certain book critics, Radclyffe Hall’s 1928 novel The Well of Loneliness was blocked from publication and circulation in the UK as “o…

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Photo Flash: A New Company Gets Ready to Take Over at THE FERRYMAN; Inside Rehearsals with Brian d'Arcy James & More! by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, beginning on February 19, The Ferryman will welcome a new cast

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS Nominated for 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards by TV News Desk

The Guild of Music Supervisorsunveiled the list of nominees for its 9thannual award show taking place on Wednesday, February 13that The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The even…

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton and NETORK's Tony Goldwyn Play 'Broadway or Beltway' by Stage Tube

In partnership with online fundraising platform Omaze, one winner and a guest will have the chance to join Hillary for a Broadway show. To celebrate the contest, watch below as Hillary Clint…

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Island of Hungry Ghosts — stark message from a place of crabs and lost souls

A sad and singular documentary about an Australian detention centre for asylum seekers on an ocean idyll

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On the Basis of Sex – film review by Pauline Adamek

The early years of the enduring career of Ruth Bader Ginsberg have been given the full Hollywood treatment, presenting Ginsburg as both a role model

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NEW YORK: Met Opera’s Adriana Lecouvreur by Simon Parris

An extraordinary cast and an intelligent staging combine for a wonderful season of Adriana Lecouvreur at the Met.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

A Look at Brian d’Arcy James, Holley Fain, and More in Rehearsals for The Ferryman on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new cast members will begin performances February 19 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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See Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph in New CBS Comedy Fam by Mark Peikert

Get a sneak peek of the two Broadway faves and series stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell before the new sitcom premieres January 10.

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PEN/Faulkner Foundation Names Gwydion Suilebhan Exec Director by American Theatre Editors

Suilebhan, who currently serves as director of brand and marketing for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, will start next week.

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Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Mary Poppins Returns Among Costume Designers Guild Award Nominations by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Paul Tazewell was recognized for his work on NBC’s Emmy-winning live concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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This Bridge Called My Ass at the Chocolate Factory, New York — a formless mess

Choreographer Miguel Gutierrez’s performance piece descends into slobby purgatory

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Half Straddle’s IS THIS A ROOM at the Kitchen by Dan O'Neil

Tina Satter’s direction and Half Straddle’s pitch-perfect company establish and then maintain an unblinking focus that cuts through the dissipating fog and rewards the audience’s taut …

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The Play That Goes Wrong does a good job of being terrible by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

It gets a bit overextended at the end but the Toronro production of The Play That Goes Wrong delivers on its promise: a laugh-filled night where nothing goes right.

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Laura Benanti, Micaela Diamond, Teal Wicks to Headline Concert in Support of Immigrant Families Together by Adam Hetrick

Broadway performers are joining forces for a concert in support of the grassroots organization that helps reunite parents separated from their children at the U.S./Mexico border.

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Hollywood’s Next Stage Theatre Closes After 30 Years by Artsjournal

It was a theatre committed to helping theatre artists work. The theater would allow people to come in with their scripts and put them up with no upfront costs, which is an unusual approach i…

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The Design Of A Book’s Interior Is As Important, And As Tricky, As That Of Its Cover by Artsjournal1

As print designer Jordan Wannemacher says, “You have to have a really strong grid, you have to consider the practical physical nature of the package (is there enough room for your hand…

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7 recommended Chicago shows to see now

"Blue Man Group" ✭✭✭ 1/2 "Blue Man Group" has been playing at Briar Street since 1997, a remarkable run of 20-plus years. The Blue Men still chomp marshmallows, bang drums and paint up…

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Actors' Equity to Deny Membership to Strikebreakers by BroadwayWorld

Following the announcement this week thatEquity's National Council has authorizedastrike against the Broadway Leaguefor all Development work, Actors' Equity Association is advising all non-u…

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Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: January 10, 2019 by Bww Special

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show Don't know what to see Trying to find a theater

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BWW Blog: The Most Important Letter in Dialect Study from Atlantic Acting School's Charley Layton by Atlantic Acting School

In the early stages of creating a role, one of the questions actors might ask is 'how does my character speak hishertheir lines' Or 'does my character have an accent or dialect that's differ…

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Ruthie Ann Miles, Kathleen Chalfant, and More Complete Cast of THE COURTROOM by BroadwayWorld

Waterwell today announced the complete cast for the World Premiere site-specific production of The Courtroom, a re-enactment of deportation proceedings, with text arranged from real court tr…

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Jimmy Fallon Teases Possible Guest Appearance in HAMILTON in Puerto Rico by BroadwayWorld

Hamilton in Puerto Rico has been huge news on its own, but now Jimmy Fallon is intimating that audiences might expect an exciting guest appearance. Check out tweets fromFallon and Lin-Manuel…

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Watch Network’s Tony Goldwyn Quiz Hillary Clinton on Broadway Show Tunes by Olivia Clement

'It Takes a Woman'—political slogan or the line from a Broadway musical? See how Clinton fares in the quiz.

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Stage Directions: The Tony-Nominated Director Behind Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect, and More On Turning Niche Projects Into Monster Hits by Mervyn Rothstein

Jason Moore reveals how he chooses what stories to tell, secrets behind Superhero, and why his The Cher Show is his favorite type of musical.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Add these scripts to your canon by Elizabeth Wong and Michael Bigelow Dixon

Twenty more plays to read before college The post Add these scripts to your canon appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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Watch Trailer for Netflix Film Velvet Buzzsaw, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, Daveed Diggs by Andrew Gans

The cast of the satirical thriller also features Billy Magnussen, Rene Russo, Tom Sturridge, and John Malkovich.

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Review: Commonism at Birmingham REP by Ben Kulvichit

Starting a conversation: Eve Allin reviews a new collaboration between Andy Smith (UK) and Amund Sjølie Sveen (Sweden) The post Review: Commonism at Birmingham REP appeared first on Exeunt …

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American Son Tony Nominee Jeremy Jordan Shares The Stories Behind His Most Epic & Beloved YouTube Videos

American Son star Jeremy Jordan reveals the amazing stories behind six of his most popular YouTube videos.

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Ruthie Ann Miles, Kathleen Chalfant, More Set for Site-Specific The Courtroom by Ryan McPhee

The re-enactment of deportation proceedings will play Fordham University School of Law and the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse.

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JetBlue is giving away trips to Puerto Rico to see 'Hamilton' by Time, Time, Time

Don’t throw away your shot.        

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Furloughed? Arena Stage and WIT offer free performances by Tim Treanor

Arena Stage is making a limited number of tickets to its productions of Kleptocracy and The Heiress available for free to furloughed Federal employees, Arena Stage informed DCTS today. In ad…

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Equus UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East will present Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play Equus on tour. The Equus UK Tour plays from the 15 February …

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Over-budget £60m Victoria Palace redevelopment halves Cameron Mackintosh’s profits by Giverny Masso

Last year’s profits for Cameron Mackintosh’s theatre operations company were hit by the “astronomical” cost of redeveloping the Victoria Palace Theatre, financial

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Theater J Names Jojo Ruf New Managing Director by News Desk

Theater J, the nation’s pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, announced yesterday that Jojo Ruf will become its new Managing Director on January 28, 2019. Ruf joins Artistic Director Ad…

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Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Play January Concerts at Birdland and The Kennedy Center by Adam Hetrick

The Tony winner will join jazz pianist Tedd Firth in New York prior to reuniting with Ragtime co-star Audra McDonald for Let Freedom Ring! at The Kennedy Center.

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Winter-Spring Itinerary Announced for Blood Brothers Tour, Starring Carrie’s Linzi Hateley by Andrew Gans

Bill Kenwright’s U.K. tour resumes January 29.

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Equity strike expands to include non-Equity actors by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has expanded its strike against developmental work to include actors working to gain membership in Equity. The strike, which began Monday, originally barred any Equity m…

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What I Did On My Christmas Vacation and What It Has To Do With The Tony Awards.

I can’t tell you the last time I stepped inside a movie theater. And since just a year ago it was reported that movie theater attendance was at a 25 year low (!), I would bet you a b…

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Bill Hayes and Sue Ellen Beryl, Better Together by American Theatre Editors

Their shared leadership, and segregated duties, keep Palm Beach Dramaworks afloat.

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Irons in the fire but totally prepared to be surprised by Chris Grady

I’ve worked on my New Year’s Resolutions and I know what I need from the universe, and where I have the capacity to welcome some unexpected enquiries or surprises

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Select Performances of True West, Kiss Me, Kate, and More Will be 'Relaxed' by Olivia Clement

Roundabout Theatre continues the initiative it launched during Amy and the Orphans, designed to welcome individuals with special needs.

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Public TV Network In Oklahoma Cuts Ties With Foundation That Raises Money For It by Artsjournal1

“Yesterday, in a unanimous vote, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA), a PBS affiliate, elected to cut ties with its thirty-year independent charitable fundraising part…

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Did Tony Soprano Die? The Two Guys Who Wrote ‘The Sopranos Sessions’ Hash It Out by Artsjournal1

Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall, who were the TV critics at Tony’s hometown paper (The Star-Ledger) when the series ran on HBO and who have just released a major book about the sh…

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‘Salvator Mundi’ And The Mueller Probe And Russian Collusion? Really?? by Artsjournal1

The Narativ article about the $450 million Leonardo painting and its possible connections with Special Council Robert Mueller’s investigation has gotten a lot of attention this week. I…

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The Truth Behind The Genesis Of Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ (An Oral History) by Artsjournal1

It all started years before, when Eric Idle told Mel Brooks he wanted to do a musical version of The Producers. Brooks rejected the idea — then. When he changed his mind later and made gob…

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Female Film Composers Are Even More Underrepresented Than Female Directors And Screenwriters by Artsjournal1

“A 2018 study … revealed that for the top 100 fictional films at the box office every year from 2007 to 2017, only 16 female composers were hired, compared with more than 1,200 men.&…

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Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards by BroadwayWorld

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoe…

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Ruby Rakos, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Lead CHASING RAINBOWS Industry Presentation Today by BroadwayWorld

Chasing Rainbows The Road to Oz, a new Broadway-bound musical about the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The W…

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Among the Nominees for the Among Costume Designers Guild Awards by TV News Desk

TheCostume Designers Guild have announced the nominees for the 21st annualCDGA. The awards will be presented onFebruary 19during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

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Josh Groban's 'Bridges' Concert with Idina Menzel Heads to Cinemas Nationwide by TV News Desk

Multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstarJosh Grobanannounced today that his critically acclaimed, sold out performance from New York's famed Madison Square Garden…

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, MARY POPPINS RETURNS Nominated for Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards by TV News Desk

TheMake-Up Artists and Hair Stylists GuildMUAHS, IATSE Local 706 has announced nominations for the 6thAnnual MUAHS Guild Awards honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling …

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VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal and Daveed Diggs Star in the Trailer for VELVET BUZZSAW by Stage Tube

Netflix has released the trailer for its new film, Velvet Buzzsaw, launching on Netflix and in select theaters February 1, 2018.

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BWW TV: First Look at BroadwayHD's Teaser for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Before its Release on 1/19 by BroadwayWorld TV

BroadwayHD is about to rock 'n'roll Tocoincide with the anniversary of the rock icon's untimely death 48 years ago,and debuting this month to usher in the 50th anniversary celebration for Wo…

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Look Back at Past Productions of Finian’s Rainbow on Its Anniversary by Hannah Vine

The original Broadway production opened on January 10,1947.

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If I were to step into the industry right now, I would not be ready for it by Emily Schofield

Currently studying at college, Emily Schofield talks frankly about the fears she has as a young person going into the theatre industry and her plans for drama school. Before joining London C…

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Donmar Warehouse’s Sweat, With Martha Plimpton, Extends London Run by Ryan McPhee

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-winning drama opened at the U.K. venue in December.

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What to Expect When Kelli O’Hara Joins Seth Rudetsky for Broadway at Town Hall by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway guru Rudetsky shares the special ingredient that will make his January 14 concert one of a kind for New York Live.

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Zawe Ashton & Charlie Cox to Join Tom Hiddleston in West End Staging of Betrayal by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage-and-screen stars Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox are rounding out the cast of Jamie Lloyd's new West End production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. The pair will play Emma and Jerry, …

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10 theatre shows that finish before 10pm by Eleni Cashell

Is there anything better than immersing yourself in some fantastic theatre, then having a stroll towards the train station, with hardly any crowds around you, feeling fully confident that yo…

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4 Questions with Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel by Broadwaydirect

Favorite celeb couple, best rehearsal moments, and so much more you didn't know about Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel. Catch them in Waitress together now through February 3. The post 4 Quest…

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2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunner ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star is Born’ … by Paul Sheehan

Four of our five predicted nominees for Best Costume Design at the Oscars — “Black Panther,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “…

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Jen Kirkman is famous, but not THAT famous — just well-known enough to drive you crazy by Allison Stewart

In Jen Kirkman’s own estimation, she’s the stand-up comic version of middle class. She’s well-known but not so famous that it’s burdensome, well-off but not rich. You know her from s…

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Amy Staats’ Eddie and Dave Begins at Atlantic Theater Company January 10 by Olivia Clement

The world premiere from the playwright-in-residence plays Atlantic’s Stage 2.

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Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox join Tom Hiddleston in cast of Betrayal by Georgia Snow

Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox will join Tom Hiddleston in the cast of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal in the West End, it has

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Samuel Beckett rejected as unsuitable for the Nobel prize in 1968 by Alison Flood

Newly released papers show the committee chairman’s doubts in 1968 whether a prize for the Irish author would be in the spirit of the awardSamuel Beckett won the Nobel prize for literature…

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Claudia Dell: Star of Early Musicals by Trav S.D.

A tribute to stage and screen actress Claudia Dell (Claudia Dell Smith, 1910-77). Originally from San Antonio, Dell played violin as a child, and moved to New York as a teenager to join her …

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Peggy Shannon: In the “It Girl”‘s Sad Footsteps by Trav S.D.

A tribute to stage and screen star Peggy Shannon (Winona Sammon, 1907-1941), a prolific artist with a sad end. Born in Pine Bluff Arkansas, she was only 16 when she went into the Ziegfeld Fo…

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Patricia Kalember to Play Gloria Steinem in Off-Broadway's Gloria: A Life by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen veteran steps in for Christine Lahti.

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NEWS: Zawe Ashton & Charlie Cox join Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal as part of Pinter at the Pinter season by Press Releases

Two of the country’s most exciting young stars, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, will Tom Hiddleston in The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Th…

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Glenn Close just moved past Lady Gaga to claim first place in our Best Actress Oscar odds by Paul Sheehan

Before she won at the Globes on Sunday, Glenn Close was stuck in third place on our Best Actress Oscar chart. She was way behind the frontrunner Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born”) and …

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Australian arts and entertainment union issues support for Equity by Caitlin Huston

The Australian Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the union that represents actors, journalists, dancers, orchestral performers and more, says it “stands in solidarity” with…

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GRACE NOTES: Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Susan Grace

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Ruby Rakos, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Karen Mason, More Are Part of Chasing Rainbows Workshop by Andrew Gans

The musical charts the early life of entertainment icon Judy Garland.

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West End Transfer of The Twilight Zone casting announced by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Almeida Theatre has announced full casting for the West End transfer of its acclaimed production of The Twilight Zone at the Ambassador’s Theatre. This post West En…

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Josh Groban Concert, Featuring Idina Menzel, Coming to Movie Theatres in February by Andrew Gans

The concert, which was filmed at Madison Square Garden, also features Jennifer Nettles.

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Succeeding in Bmall Business: Daniel Elihu Kramer and The Chester Theatre by Mark G Auerbach

Succeeding in Small Business profiles Daniel Elihu Kramer and Chester Theatre Company in MA.

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Arts Fuse Podcast #9: Is There a Future for Fringe Theater in Boston? by Lucas Spiro

Is there a future for challenging non-corporate theater (i.e. the fringe), and what does that future look like?

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Roundabout Announces Relaxed Performances For 2019 Broadway & Off-Broadway Productions by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company has announcedrelaxed performances for 2019 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, beginning with True West starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano, on March 2, 2019 at …

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BWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Union Theatre by Gary Naylor

Phil Willmott's updating of An Enemy of the People could hardly be more timely, but falls a little flat for want of some attention to detail.

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Roundabout Announces Relaxed Performances of True West, Merrily & Kiss Me, Kate by Andy Lefkowitz

The nonprofit Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the expansion of its relaxed-performance initiative for 2019 Broadway and off-Broadway productions, beginning with a performance of&nbs…

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Hartford Stage Names New Artistic Director: Melia Bensussen by Artsjournal1

“Raised in Mexico City, widely traveled, and based in the Boston area since the 1980s, Bensussen is just the sixth artistic director in Hartford Stage’s 55-year history. She is t…

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Mary Kay Stearns, One Of TV’s Very First Sitcom Stars, Dead At 93 by Artsjournal1

Mary Kay and Johnny, starring Stearns and her husband (who wrote the scripts) as a couple not unlike themselves (prefiguring such series as I Love Lucy), told comic tales of a banker and his…

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NYC’s Defunct Gotham Chamber Opera Comes Back From The Dead (Sort Of) by Artsjournal1

“[GCO’s] founder, Neal Goren, is back in business — thanks to an unusual collaboration between his new company, Catapult Opera, and Peak Performances at Montclair State Univers…

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Pauline Starke: Big Screen Beauty, Briefly by Trav S.D.

Pauline Starke (1901-77), a major silent film star during the 1920s, found herself in films almost accidentally. As a teenager, she did extra work in The Claws of Greed (1914) and D.W. Griff…

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Full Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of Alex Oates' ALL IN A ROW by BroadwayWorld

Paul Virides Productions, Evelyn James Productions and United Theatrical today announces the full cast of the world premiere production of Alex Oates' All in a Row. Dominic Shaw directs Char…

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Keep review – want a list of every single thing in Daniel Kitson's house? by Brian Logan

Battersea Arts Centre, LondonThe storyteller sets out to list all 20,000 of his possessions in a show that misfires despite some delightful apercus‘I have a house with lots of things in it…

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Illicit Signals Bletchley review at CoLab Factory, London – ’emotionally nuanced immersive production’ by Ka Bradley

The basement of CoLab Factory is the perfect setting for Mechanical Thought’s immersive production set in 1941. Four main rooms – a

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‘Just absolute genius’: WAR HORSE – Touring by Rachel Williams

Somehow, despite the fact it’s been around for about a billion years, it’s taken me until 2019 to finally see War Horse on stage. Weird right? It’s done the National Theatre, it’s do…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Zawe Ashton & Charlie Cox join Tom Hiddleston in Betrayal by Robin Johnson

Fresh Meat's Zawe Ashton and Daredevil actor Charlie Cox will both join Tom Hiddleston in Jamie Lloyd's revival of Betrayal this spring. The post Zawe Ashton & Charlie Cox join Tom Hidd…

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Harry Harvey: Hiding in Plain Sight by Trav S.D.

Born in Oklahoma (then still Indian Territory), Harry Harvey, Sr. (1901-85) broke into show business as a member of Gus Hill’s Honey Boy Minstrels** in 1918. For the next fifteen years…

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BWW's On This Day - January 10, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Roundabout Will Hold Relaxed Performances For TRUE WEST, KISS ME, KATE, and More by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to reducing the barriers that inhibit theatergoing through a full complement of accessibility programs to welcome theatregoers with disabilities.

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Scotland Wants To Display Stone From Great Pyramid; Egypt Says, Prove It’s Not Looted by Artsjournal1

“The casing stone is from the Great Pyramid of Giza and will be exhibited at the [National Museum of Scotland] for the first time since it came to Edinburgh in 1872. … However, Egypt…

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US Is Now Out Of UNESCO For Second Time by Artsjournal1

As of New Year’s Day, the United States, along with Israel, officially left the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The trigger for this withdrawal, whic…

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Bolsonaro Eliminates Brazil’s Culture Ministry by Artsjournal1

“Just days into his tenure …, [new president Jair Bolsonaro] has folded it into the newly created ministry of citizenship, a portfolio that now includes social policy, sports, and cu…

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Zawe Ashton And Charlie Cox Join Tom Hiddleston In BETRAYAL by BroadwayWorld

Two of the country's most exciting young stars, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, will join Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston in The Jamie Lloyd Company produ…

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NEWS: Darkfield park container hits Seance & Flight for two months at VAULT Festival by Featured Content

Wrapping up their first tour of the UK, and after a second sell-out Edinburgh Fringe, sonic specialists Darkfield bring their two hit container shows Séance and Flight to London for a two-m…

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When a show's a Broadway hit, says Actors’ Equity, pay the tryout folks — but #NotALabRat is complicated by Chris Jones

Broadway announced some stunning financial results over the holidays: “Wicked” pulled in $3.4 million in a single week; $2.6 million thawed the ice at “Frozen”; $3.7 million circled …

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Lady Gaga apologizes for 'poor judgment' over R. Kelly song, vows to pull 'Do What U Want' by Usa Today, Erin Jensen, Usa Today

"I'm sorry, both for my poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner," Lady Gaga said in a statement shared to Twitter.        

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PHOTOS: Sneak a peek inside rehearsals for brand-new absurdist comedy Ghost Fruit by Featured Content

We're counting down to the premiere of Max Wilkinson's absurdist, time-romping comedy Ghost Fruit, opening next week at Camden People's Theatre. The four-strong cast play 18 roles between th…

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#TBT by JK

As I mourn the loss of Head Over Heels this week, I am reminded of a very similar (and short-lived) show. Music Theatre International describes that show this way: "an anachronisti…

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Laura Benanti, Jeremy Kushnier, and More Will Sing For Immigrant Families TogetherAt Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

Laura Benanti, Emily Bergl and more will perform in Broadway Sings, An Evening of Musical Theatre Support Immigrant Families Together on February 11th. This grassroots organization is workin…

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RSC partners with Fortnite creator Epic Games and Punchdrunk to deliver major immersive project by Giverny Masso

The Royal Shakespeare company has partnered with Punchdrunk and video game company Epic Games on a £16 million project, which will deliver

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Theatre company in harassment case to face intervention from Equality Commission by Georgia Snow

A theatre company that was at the centre of a sexual harassment case last year has become the first in the industry

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About Alice Begins Runs at Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center Through February 3 by Olivia Clement

Theatre For a New Audience presents the new play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his memoir of the same name.

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An Enemy of the People review at Union Theatre, London – ‘prescient and powerful’ by Dave Fargnoli

Getting its first UK production in nearly 30 years, Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People certainly feels prescient

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Avant Bard Announces 2019 Scripts in Play Festival by News Desk

Avant Bard theatre is proud to announce the 2019 edition of Scripts in Play Festival, its signature play-reading series, February 8 to 24, 2019. This year’s selection features seven pl…

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Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph Premiere New TV Series Fam January 10 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway favorites lead the new CBS sitcom, which also stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell.

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‘This will be much more nerve-racking’: Singer Paulette Tajah on taking to the stage Dream of a King by Featured Content

Paulette Tajah is best known as one of the Queen's of Lover's Rock. She has been a reggae recording star since the late 1980s. But this month she ventures onto a different type of stage to s…

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‘A mesmerising & fascinating show’: SINATRA RAW – Live at Zedel by Emma Clarendon

Richard Shelton’s insightful and entertaining show Sinatra Raw successfully captures the many different elements of Frank Sinatra’s life.

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Almanac: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on unbelief by Terry Teachout

“With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.” Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Notebook L

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Notre Dame De Paris to play its 5000th performance – in London! by Robin Johnson

Twenty years after its Parisian debut, the worldwide hit will be playing its 5000th performance this month - at the culmination of a London Coliseum run. The post Notre Dame De Paris to play…

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Full Casting announced for Waitress the musical London by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Producers have announced the cast to join Katharine McPhee and Jack McBrayer for Waitress the musical London at the Adelphi Theatre. This post Full Casting announced for Wait…

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Cast announced for Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East by Eleni Cashell

The cast for critically-acclaimed classic, psychological thriller Equus has been announced.A collaboration between English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Equus product…

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The Barbican Selects Spektrix by BroadwayWorld

Spektrix today announced that the Barbican Centre has adopted the Spektrix solution to improve audience experience and manage ticketing, fundraising and marketing activityfor the million-plu…

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Opinion: On ‘All My Sons’ and breaking with tradition by Jeremy Gerard

In the midst of the usual year-end rash of “Best Of” lists and seasonal jolliness came news that a spring revival of Arthur Miller’s first Broadway success, “All My Sons,” had hit …

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MAIN MEN OF MUSICALS Comes to Cadogan Hall by BroadwayWorld

Following on from the success of There's Nothin' Like A Dame and the upcoming West End Women, Lambert Jackson today announces Main Men of Musicals. Luke Bayer, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Ben Fors…

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The role of Old Joe in the West End staging of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress goes to Shaun Prendergast

Rehearsals are now underway for the West End production of Waitress ahead of performances beginning at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February. Joining new addition Shaun Prendergast and US stars …

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Wake Up With BWW 1/10: CHOIR BOY Red Carpet, Strike Updates, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories We took you on the red carpet at Choir Boy, an update on the Equity strike, and more

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Sweat extends run at the Donmar Warehouse by Eleni Cashell

The critically acclaimed show Sweat will continue its run until 2 February due to exceptional demand.Running at the Donmar Warehouse, the production is part of a series of shows and was mean…

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English-language premiere for modern Spanish play at Theatre503 by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon A play by award-winning Spanish playwright Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez is to have its English-language premiere at London’s Theatre503 this month. This post English-language…

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Mary Poppins Jr. offers a twist on a classic, performed by Sacramento area kids

The Banks family at No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London is about to be visited by a very special nanny and theatergoers can catch the magic live. Mary Poppins … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

The Stage’s best theatre images of 2018 by Tristram Kenton

The Stage’s photographer Tristram Kenton picks his favourite production and rehearsal pictures of 2018… Read The Stage review of The Brothers Size

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Hampstead Theatre Announces THE PHLEBOTOMIST By Ella Road As Its Next Main Stage Show by BroadwayWorld

Ella Road's debut play, The Phlebotomist transfers to the Hampstead Theatre Main Stage, following a sold out run Downstairs in 2018, with Jade Anouka reprising her role as Bea.

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NEWS: Donmar Warehouse’s production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage extends run by Press Releases

The Donmar Warehouse today announces the extension, due to exceptional demand, for Lynette Linton’s acclaimed production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. The production will now be booking for pe…

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Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, becomes Royal Patron of National Theatre by Robin Johnson

Her Majesty The Queen has passed on the Royal Patronage of the National Theatre to The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, after 45 years in the role. The post Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle…

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Full Casting & ENO Orchestra Announced For London Run Of NOTRE DAME DE PARIS by BroadwayWorld

Nicolas Talar for Enzo Products Ltd and Adam Blanshay Productions have announced the full casting for Notre Dame de Paris. Twenty years after its Parisian debut, and after receiving internat…

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The Duchess Of Sussex Announced As New Royal Patron Of The National Theatre by BroadwayWorld

The National Theatre is honoured to announce that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex has become its Royal Patron. The patronage reflects Her Royal Highness's belief in using the arts t…

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SWEAT Extends At The Donmar Warehouse by BroadwayWorld

The Donmar Warehouse today announces the extension, due to exceptional demand, for Lynette Linton's acclaimed production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. The production will now be booking for perf…

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THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING Transfers To Wilton's Music Hall by BroadwayWorld

Troupe today announces the transfer of the Off West End Award-nominated The Sweet Science of Bruising to Wilton's Music Hall, following its sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse last year. As …

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Exciting and Daring: Sara Mearns reveals news designs at BDC by Admin

It’s a new year, and that means a time to try new things, wear new dancewear, learn something to improve your technique and maybe go outside your comfort zone for a try. And you can do all…

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NEWS: Full casting announced for the West End transfer of Almeida Theatre’s The Twilight Zone by Press Releases

Full casting has been announced for the highly-anticipated West End transfer of the Almeida’s production of The Twilight Zone which transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre from 4 March 2019 (…

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Duchess of Sussex to become National Theatre’s royal patron by Georgia Snow

The Duchess of Sussex has been announced as the new royal patron of the National Theatre. She takes on the title from

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Set the scene: 10 favorite recital backdrops by Admin

A recital or end-of-year performance is not just about the dancing. It’s about the whole package – costumes, lights, themes and eye-catching backdrops. For some great quality and beautif…

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Recent Listening: Dave McKenna In Madison by Artsjournal1

Dave McKenna In Madison (Arbors)McKenna (1930-2008) breathes life into this album, recorded in the early 1990s at Farley’s House of Pianos in Madison, Wisconsin and only recently relea…

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‘Unearthing of another gem’: THE DAME – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

In an impressive Duncan double-act, The Dame transfers from the Edinburgh Fringe to London’s Park Theatre and makes for compelling theatre. In her first play, Katie Duncan writes, for fath…

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NEWS: Duchess Meghan announced as new Royal Patron of the National Theatre by Press Releases

The National Theatre has announced that Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex has become its Royal Patron. The patronage reflects the former American TV star’s belief in using the arts to bring…

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Theater Review: Classic American Musicals, With a German Accent by A.j. Goldmann

From “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg, Austria, to “Candide” in Berlin, German-speaking theaters are bringing fresh appeal to repertory staples.

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Performing Putin: behind 'the most dangerous play' of the season by David Smith In Washington

In the new show Kleptocracy, a House of Cards writer takes us back to a pivotal moment in history and shines a light on the Russian president’s interior lifeThere is a bear in the woods. V…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Richard Jordan: As prices soar, is this generation destroying commercial theatre? by Richard Jordan

At the turn of the century, when Madonna opened in the play Up for Grabs at the Wyndham’s Theatre, a front stalls ticket cost £37.50 – a

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Taxi driver-turned-playwright Ishy Din: ‘I wrote on a laptop in the cab in-between jobs’ by Fergus Morgan

Growing up Middlesborough-born playwright Ishy Din didn’t know it was even an option to become a playwright, but now, his third show, Approaching

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway by Drew Shade

Last night, January 8th, Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney made his Broadway debut and his play Choir Boy officially opened on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. You know …

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Lady Gaga Wants to Take Back Her R. Kelly Collaboration by Anne Victoria Clark

In the wake of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary series on Lifetime, Lady Gaga has issued a statement of support for her former collaborator’s victims. “I stand behind these women 1000%…

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Lady Gaga Vows to Pull R. Kelly Collaboration From iTunes, Streaming Services by Shirley Halperin

Lady Gaga has addressed her 2013 collaboration with R. Kelly in a tweet on Wednesday night, revealing that she is pulling the song “Do What U Want” from iTunes and streaming serv…

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How Singer Alex Aiono Spreads Love & No Drama

How Singer Alex Aiono Spreads Love & No DramaPop singer Alex Aiono hustles to the Young Hollywood Studio to tell us all about his crazy transition from singing on the street to working with …

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

British Entertainers Dominate Golden Globe 2019 by Blouin Artinfo

The Golden Globe this year has some unexpected wins and some disappointment for much hyped films like “A Star Is Born.” While “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” won major film …

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Kevin Spacey Faces Indecent Assault Charge in Nantucket Court by Blouin Artinfo

Kevin Spacey, the 59-year-old Oscar winning actor appeared in a court at Nantucket, the serene island in Massachusetts, which lasted for a few minutes. The actor will face an imprisonment of…

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TV Drama “Brexit: The Uncivil War” Creates an Uproar by Blouin Artinfo

“Brexit: The Uncivil War,” the Channel 4 drama, written by James Graham was controversial from the start as expected. It has explored the inside story of the referendum campaign to a nat…

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Golden Globe Awardees Fail to Impress by Blouin Artinfo

This year’s Golden Globe awards have somewhat surprised the audience because of the lesser quality of the awardees. The three categories reserved for comedy: best actor, best actress, and …

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UCB to Close East Village Theater Amid Financial Woes by Anne Victoria Clark

UCB East, the East Village outpost of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, will close on February 9th, according to an attendee of an all-theater meeting on Wednesday night. The East Villag…

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Amin Taha: London’s most controversial architect

His buildings confound critics. Now he is living under threat of the wrecking ball

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Never Show Vulnerability, Except When Singing - Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in 'Choir Boy'

Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in Choir Boy---Six years after its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Manhattan Theatre Club, Tarrell Alvin McCraney's music-infused Choir Boy bring…

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