Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

How They Create Their Characters: Watch Anthony Rapp, Donna Murphy and Melissa Errico at BroadwayCon by New York Theater

If you’re playing a character that somebody else originated, Anthony Rapp was saying, you respect the original but ..redecorate. “He built the house that I walk around in. But I find a …

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

The Story of Tonight! Lin-Manuel Miranda & the Hamilton Puerto Rico Cast Take Their Opening-Night Bow by Andy Lefkowitz

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical Hamilton officially opened at Puerto Rico's Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center on January 11. The PR engagement, which serves as a …

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: WELCOME TO THE FOREST Opens In London by BroadwayWorld

See photosfrom the opening event,Welcome to the Forest,of the first ever May of London's Borough of Culture 2019, Waltham Forest.Running across the weekend 11 to 13 January, 6pm to 9.30pm,We…

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VIDEO: Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan Sing 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVER AFTER by Stage Tube

In a special 'Behind the Musical' event, Sierra Boggess and Tim Rogan recently sang 'Cousin's Cousin' from Ever After. Check out the full performance in the video below

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: IN CONVERSATION WITH GRAHAM NORTON, The Hope Theatre by Charlotte Downes

The titular character in Batavia Productions' In Conversation with Graham Norton is a small framed photograph from Norton's BBC Radio 2 show, which has been signed. He doesn't say much. The …

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Review: ‘Judy Garland: A Star Is Born’ at Signature Theatre by Jane Franklin

Signature Theatre’s Cabaret Series is a relaxed affair. Pull up a chair and put your elbows on the table because Awa Sal Secka and Katie Mariko Murray are going to make you feel right at h…

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Verna Bloom, 80, Amorous Dean’s Wife in ‘Animal House,’ Dies by Richard Sandomir

She was best known for wildly different roles, in a frat house comedy and in the 1960s drama “Medium Cool.” She was also in films by Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese.

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Theater Review: MIDDLE8 (Stella Adler Theatre) by Tony Frankel

GREAT CHORUS, GREAT BRIDGE, GREAT INTRO WONKY SUPERSTRUCTURE A middle 8 is a section in song structure — usually in the middle and consisting of eight bars — that is used to add…

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Aaron Sorkin ‘Knows Enough to Know’ He Has to Write a Sequel to The Social Network by Halle Kiefer

It only took fifteen years for Facebook to go from a hotness ranking website to a lynchpin in the collapse of American democracy, but unfortunately The Social Network came out in 2010. That…

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SoCal theater listings, Jan. 13-20: ‘The 39 Steps,’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ and more by Matt Cooper

Capsule reviews are by Charles McNulty (C.M.), Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.). Openings Driving Miss Daisy Michael Learn…

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SoCal dance listings, Jan. 13-20: American Ballet Theatre’s ‘Harlequinade’ and more by Matt Cooper

Be Seen This work from Acts of Matter artistic director Rebecca Lemme examines the lives of those on the margins of society; part of the third annual “Dance at the Odyssey” festival. Ody…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

54 Sings Lady Gaga by Sandi Durell

  by Sheila Watko   The house was packed and paws were up at Feinstein’s/54 Below on January 8th as musical theater’s biggest Little Monsters came out to prove that Broadway’…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Jarrod Spector To Premiere New Solo Show (CON)ARTIST At Sony Hall by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector Broadway's Beautiful, Jersey Boys and currently starring in The Cher Show will premiere his newest solo show conartist this spring, it was announced today. …

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A Way for Netflix to Add to Its Bottom Line: Include Theaters in the Mix (Guest Column) by Billedelstein

Is it possible to disrupt yourself? That’s a question that’s been on my mind a lot as Netflix, hoping to court filmmakers and garner awards recognition for them, has stumbled, reluctantl…

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Christiani Pitts stops by HQ to chat about King Kong and more with Caitlin Moynihan.

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Texting Hal Prince, Dreaming of Evita & More! What We Learned on #LiveAtFive This Week by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveatFive is a daily Facebook Live show in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars. Here's the most …

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The Day Mainstream Culture Died by Artsjournal

Jared Marcel Pollen: No taste is triumphant anymore. This is to say that the mainstream is itself in peril as much as the domination of any narrative art within it. Indeed, the very notion o…

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Inside Brittney Johnson’s Whirlwind Experience Going On as Wicked’s First Glinda of Color by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor shares the most meaningful moment, what it was like to make that first entrance, and making Broadway history.

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Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Aaron Tveit and More Stars in Concert This January by Adam Hetrick

Catch your favorite Broadway and cabaret stars on stages across the country this month.

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Branford Marsalis Quartet coming to Harris Center on Sunday with brand new music

He’s performed alongside the Grateful Dead, the Dave Matthews Band and Sting. He’s appeared in a Spike Lee film. He’s played at Carnegie Hall. And this Sunday, Branford Marsalis and &#…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

THE JUNGLE Will Make West Coast Premiere at San Francisco's Curran Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Following widely-acclaimed, sensation-stirring, and sold-out engagements in London and New York, Carole Shorenstein Hays andSonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy today announced that t…

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Broadway's Viveca Chow Shares Her Advice on How to Nail Your BFA Audition by Viveca Chow

Viveca Chow is one of Broadway's rising stars having recently made her debut in the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon. In an effort to share her art, opinions, advice and more, she is now authorin…

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NYC's Highline Ballroom to Shut Its Doors by Adam Hetrick

The concert venue hosted major stars from Broadway and the music industry, including Tony winners LaChanze, Lena Hall, and John Gallagher Jr., as well as Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Adele, an…

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The Silent Film Era Produced 10,000 Movies. The Vast Majority Have Been Lost Or Destroyed by Artsjournal

Because early motion pictures were released on nitrate film, which is dangerously flammable and susceptible to decay—only to become even more flammable as it deteriorates—the majority of…

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Research: Why We Like Horror Films? They’re Good For Us by Artsjournal

“Horror movies tend to imaginatively transport consumers into fictional universes that brim with dangers,” the researchers write. “Through such imaginative absorption, peop…

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Mystery Over Why Easter Island’s Giant Heads Are Where They Are Is Solved by Artsjournal

The heads are unforgettable, standing watch over Easter Island’s windswept plains. Clearly they served some function, but was it more than ceremonial? The answer, say scientists, is ye…

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Music News: Billy Joel First-Ever Concert At Oriole Park At Camden Yards July 26, 2019 by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

The Orioles announced today that, after attracting more than 70 million visitors to downtown Baltimore and the state of Maryland to enjoy baseball at iconic Camden Yards, the ballclub will p…

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Brittney Johnson Makes History As First Glinda of Color in Wicked On Broadway #BlackGlinda by Drew Shade

Last night, January 10, 2019, Brittney Johnson (Les Mis, Motown, Beautiful) stepped on to the stage at the Gershwin Theatre and made history as the first Black woman, or any woman of color f…

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Theatre News: Arena Stage Offers Free Tickets for Furloughed Federal Employees by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Arena Stage is offering free tickets to furloughed federal employees with valid government ID for select performances of Kleptocracy January 18 – 23 and The Heiress February 8 – 13. Limi…

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See the Cast and Creative Team of MCC's The Light Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Loy A. Webb’s play, starring McKinley Belcher II! and Mandi Masden, will begin performances January 23.

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Podcast: Rick LaRocca and Debra Devoe on Razzle Dazzle Radio by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

‘Tis the season to be jolly and celebrate, and what better way to do that than talking Nutcracker and traveling through the past, present, and future in A Christmas Carol style, With …

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Podcast: Ric Rider and Dance on Razzle Dazzle Radio by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Acclaimed Broadway actor and close friend, Ric Rider stopped by the studio to talk theater, NY, Columbia and more, plus we learn all about HCC’s Dance department as it takes on a new …

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The wrongs make a right for Evan Alexander Smith in The Play That Goes Wrong by Raju Mudhar - Staff Reporter

The Mississauga-raised actor comes home to the GTA with a role in the touring company of the comedy stage hit.

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

New York and London Hit The Jungle to Play San Francisco by Olivia Clement

The critically acclaimed production, now at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse, will head to the West Coast next.

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VIDEO: On This Day, January 11- Happy Birthday, Alexander Hamilton! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day, BWW is celebrating the birthday of America's own ten dollar founding father without a father, the inspiration for the smash musical bearing his name, Alexander Hamilton.

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Odds & Ends: Mykal Kilgore Is 'King of the World' in Songs for a New World Music Video & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Mykal Kilgore Is 'King of the World' in Songs for a New World Music Video The upcoming cast album from this past …

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A Year After The Emmett Till-Whitney Biennial Furor, Dana Schutz Is Back At Work by Artsjournal1

“Now, Ms. Schutz admits that she is ‘guarded’ about the controversy …, saying only that [painting Open Casket] was an attempt to ‘register this monstrous act and th…

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How Verdi Took Care Of His Friends: A Retirement Home For Opera Singers by Artsjournal

Using his own fortune, Verdi built the retirement home for opera singers and musicians, a neo-Gothic structure that opened in 1899. The composer died less than two years later, but he made s…

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The Market Economy Model Has Crippled All Sorts Of Professions by Artsjournal

We are all customers now; we are all supposed to be kings. But what if ‘being a customer’ is the wrong model for healthcare, education, and even highly specialised crafts and trades? …

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Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson lands director Liesel Tommy by Associated Press

The director was nominated for a Tony Award for directing the 2016 Broadway production of “Eclipsed” starring Lupita Nyong’o.        

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Review: Hercules, Bristol Old Vic by Emma Robinson

Bonnie Tyler’s aptly chosen lyrics ‘I need a hero!’ welcome us into the modernised Thebes of neon lights and a ping-pong table on wheels; and we are greeted by ‘gods’ facing the ev…

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‘The Jungle’ Sets Move To San Francisco’s Fabled Curran Theater After Hit Runs In London And New York by Dade Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: After acclaimed and sold-out runs in London and New York, current-events-based play The Jungle will have its West Coast premiere at the storied Curran Theater in San Francisco thi…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood at JAPAN HOUSE by Pauline Adamek

Short Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood is a one-day film festival program that aims to introduce the world of Japanese and international short films through

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The Fool’s Lear by Sandi Durell

  by Carole Di Tosti     Shakespeare’s King Lear in the last decade has been performed frequently. Perhaps this is because the elements in the play have currency. The titula…

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Phil Johnson to Star in A Jewish Joke Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The solo comedy will play Theatre Row beginning in March.

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Theatre News: Emily Mann to Retire As Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre Center by David Roberts

Award-winning playwright and director Emily Mann, who has served as the Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey since 1990, will ret…

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Saturday, 11 January 1919 by Holger Syme

This was the weekend when the government abandoned all negotiations with the striking and occupying protesters and turned to outright violence: by Sunday, all occupied buildings had been sto…

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Steven Bensusan Releases Statement on Highline Ballroom Closure by BroadwayWorld

The Highline Ballroom has been forced to abandon its current location and pause programming until a new space can be found. OwnerSteven Bensusan has released the following statement

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Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE GREAT COMET in Japan by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will come to Tokyo this year Check out a first look at production footage in the photos below

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The Taste-Maker Industrial Complex by Artsjournal

It used to be that a handful of glossy magazines and fashion houses determined what’s cool. No longer. And perhaps that explains how “streetwear” has taken over and become …

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Drury Lane casts Rebecca Hurd as Sophie in 'Mamma Mia!' by Kt Hawbaker

On Friday, Drury Lane Theatre announced casting for its production of “Mamma Mia!” The show will be directed by artistic director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with mus…

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A First Look at the World Premiere of Paradise Square at Berkeley Rep. by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical, directed by Moisés Kaufman, opened January 10.

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Our top users say ‘Roma’ will rise above ‘A Star is Born’ for Best Picture Oscar by Daniel Montgomery

The Oscar race for Best Picture is still up in the air, especially after the Golden Globes, which picked “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Best Film Drama over presumed Globes and Oscar fa…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

The Ensemblist Examines Authenticity on Social Media With Actors From Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Be More Chill, and The Cher Show by Adam Hetrick

The newly launched podcast Doubletapped explores social media's impact on the personal and professional lives of Broadway performers.

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While the orchestra performance and set design are amazing, Bartlett Sher’s staging has a few kinks to work out.

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The Kids From The Ferryman on Broadway Ask Uncle Pat by Roberto Araujo

The young actors stopped by the Playbill studio to interview co-star Mark Lambert.

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Satire about Joe Clark’s political decline is full of wit and heart, and surprisingly sympathetic of Clark by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

The anchor of the play is Philip Riccio as Clark, who through understated but profound character work draws the audience into Clark’s psyche and his dilemma, writes Karen Fricker.

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Abby Lee Miller says she's returning to 'Dance Moms' by Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Pittsburgh dance coach and choreographer says she will be shooting new episodes for the eighth season of the Lifetime reality series.

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Brittney Johnson Makes History as Broadway's First Glinda of Color in Wicked by Mark Peikert

Stepping in for Katie Rose Clarke, Johnson's performance marked an important milestone for the show.

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Talk Broadway To Me: NYC Sends Love to HAMILTON on Opening Night in Puerto Rico! by Jon Vazquez

Get ready, PR Hamiton in comin' to town Beginning tonight, January 11,the Broadway mega-hit will play the Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center, starring Miranda reprising his role as the tit…

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Top Theatre Stories: Friday, January 11, 2019 by Roberto Araujo

The latest about Hamilton in Puerto Rico, Be More Chill, and The Prom.

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When Herbert Hoover’s FBI Declares Writers Enemies Of The State by Artsjournal

Reading through dossier after dossier on 16 American writers contained in Writers Under Surveillance: The FBI Files, what strikes you immediately is the terrifying absurdity of Hoover’s o…

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Was Modernist English Literature Deliberately Written To Keep The Riff-Raff Away? by Artsjournal1

Yes, argues scholar Jonathan Rose. “The intelligentsia was driven to create literary modernism by a profound loathing of ordinary common readers. The intellectuals feared the masses no…

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Critic’s Pick: Review: In ‘Chambre Noire,’ Puppets Make Poetry Painfully Real by Laura Collins-Hughes

This stunning Under the Radar festival show tells the story of Valerie Solanas, the feminist agitator who shot Andy Warhol.

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Space Availability at Victory Gardens Theater by Bt

Space available at Victory Gardens Theater in the Richard Christiansen Theater (RCT) for 6 weeks in August/September 2019 and potentially either April / May 2020 or May/June 2020. The RCT r…

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POETIC REALISM by Jeremy Gerard

Director Trip Cullman conjures a gorgeous conspiracy of elements with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s memory play.

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

A First Look at The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical National Tour by Marc J. Franklin

The national tour, starring Chris McCarrell in the title role, launched January 4 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the Walton Arts Center.

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10 Artists Who Continue to Act on Broadway—Even As They’ve Become Directors and Writers by Logan Culwell-Block

From David Cromer to Austin Pendleton to Jocelyn Bioh, these ten people pull double duty leading onstage and off.

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Annie UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Annie UK Tour is back in 2019 with Anita Dobson and Craig Revel Horwood sharing the role of Miss Hannigan. See the tour schedule for Annie the musical UK tour below. Foll…

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Sofitel New York Announces ‘Waitress’ Suite by Matthew Wexler

The luxury accommodations serve as an immersive "Waitress" experience, featuring Broadway memorabilia, costumes, signed posters, and a show-themed cookbook.

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Blueberry Hill ****1/2 by Barry Gordin

THEY FOUND THEIR FREEDOM: ON BLUEBERRY HILL By: Samuel L. Leiter January 11, 2019: In No Exit, Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic existentialist drama, one of the three dead characters dest…

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Photo Coverage: They're Ready for Their Upgrade! In Rehearsal with the Cast of BE MORE CHILL by Walter McBride

Be More Chill will 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 ph…

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Ella Mai, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London — an impressive, self-assured performance

The London-born R&B singer has proved herself highly adept in this US-dominated genre

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Staff At NY’s The New Museum Want To Unionize. The Museum Isn’t Happy by Artsjournal

In recent days, staff say, the New Museum has procured the services of Kentucky-based Adams Nash Haskell & Sheridan, a firm that specializes in defeating unions, boasting on its web…

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Oscars Will Go On Without A Host This Year: Report by Artsjournal1

“As it stands, no new offers are out, nor are any expected to be made to a single potential host to fill the void left by [the] Kevin Hart [debacle]. … [Instead,] producers will sele…

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This TV Movie About Brexit Has Been Just About As Contentious As Brexit Itself by Artsjournal1

“If James Graham has learned one thing from writing his latest political drama, it is this: ‘Brexit sends reasonable people mad,’ he said. ‘You are stepping into an a…

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Barbara Strozzi’s music blossoms at Kings Place

Venus Unwrapped, a year-long festival of music by women, begins with the finest female composer of the 17th century

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Production news round-up: Louise Redknapp withdraws from Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 due to injury and Shakespeare’s Globe unveils Summer 2019 seaso by Giverny Masso

Musicals Louise Redknapp has been forced temporarily to withdraw from Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 due to injury. She was due

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Ledisi, Amber Iman, Jamar Williams & More Star in Witness Uganda West Coast Premiere by Drew Shade

The documentary musical, Witness Uganda, by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews will make its west coast premiere at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. After a successful Off-…

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John Burningham, children’s author and illustrator, 1936-2018

An artist who captured the subtle moods of childhood

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Competition: Win tickets to see Seance at Vault Festival by The Stage

Seance: January 23 to March 13. 20 terrifying minutes. ★★★★ The Guardian ‘Creepy and manipulative.’ Darkfield create intense individual experiences in shipping containe…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 1021: Dean O'Carroll by Adam Szymkowicz

Dean O'CarrollHometown: Amherst, MA. I went to the same high school as Madeline George and Annie Baker. In 2014, Annie won the Pulitzer for Drama (for THE FLICK) and other finalists were Ma…

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Review: Wise Ones, Wild Ones, Rich Mix by Tricia Wey

Review: Wise Ones, Wild Ones, Rich Mix4.0Overall ScoreShoreditch. 2019. It is late; the sun has long since set. An audience is welcomed into a room on the top floor of the Rich Mix performan…

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BROADWAY: Clueless the Musical ‘needs a magic ingredient to make it fly’ by Simon Parris

On paper, the blue-chip title, solid production values and enthusiastic young cast should be enough to make Clueless the Musical a hit, yet the new Off-Broadway musical is missing the ever e…

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Alfonso Ribeiro on His Showbiz Beginnings and If He’s Tired of Doing ‘The Carlton’ by Terry Flores

Alfonso Ribeiro burst on the entertainment scene with the title role in Broadway’s “The Tap Dance Kid,” and earned his first Variety mention on Dec. 22, 1983, a rave review, when he wa…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

NEWS: Who was The First Modern Man? New British play celebrates a leading thinker of European Renaissance by Featured Content

What do our contemporary British culture and philosophy owe to Europe? As the unravelling Brexit chaos begins to bite, a new British play celebrates the great sixteenth-century European who …

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Collecting: Art in East Asia

The art fairs, people and trends shaping the region’s market

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Rose Theatre Kingston Presents Work in Progress by Vanessa Redgrave by BroadwayWorld

Rose Theatre Kingston and Vanessa Redgrave today announce a work in progress, Vienna 1934 - Munich 1938. Vanessa Redgrave performs on stage with Daisy Bevan, Robert Boulter and Paul Hilton. …

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Stage Management, Press, Internship, On Stage Opportunities, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 1/11 by BroadwayWorld

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 1112019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

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VIDEO: Mykal Kilgore Sings 'King of the World' from SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD by Stage Tube

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the second single from Jason Robert Brown's landmark musical Songs for a New World. Preview the music video of King of the World below

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Photo Flash: Be Prepared for THE LION KING National Tour with New Photos by BroadwayWorld

The North American Tour of Disney's The Lion King has released new production photos of the current cast, check them out below

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Anika Larsen, Amy Justman, Denise Summerford, More Set for Free Broadway's Future Songbook Concert by Andrew Gans

The evening will spotlight the songs of Katya Stanislavskaya.

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REVIEW: Songs For Nobodies, Ambassadors Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Jennifer Christie

By Jennifer Christie Jennifer Christie reviews Bernadette Robinson in Songs For Nobodies now playing at London’s Ambassadors Theatre. This post REVIEW: Songs For Nobodies, Ambassadors …

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It’s Increasingly Difficult To Make A Living As A Writer. Why? by Artsjournal

There was a time when writers – of books, of magazine articles – could make a decent middle class living. That’s increasingly rare. And yet, if anything, we’re readin…

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Vote for the 2019 Playbill Community Service Award by Logan Culwell-Block

Youth theatres from across the country have been giving back to their communities, and your vote can help one of them win a grant from Playbill.

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

2019 Parity Plays Festival to Showcase 4 New Works by Olivia Clement

The lineup features readings of plays by Kate Cortesi, Obehi Janice, Lily Padilla, and Sylvia Khoury.

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Review: An Enemy Of The People, Union Theatre by Saskia Coomber

Review: An Enemy Of The People, Union Theatre2.0Overall ScoreI am handed the program for tonight’s performance as I enter, the front cover blazoned with a now infamous image (Seamus Wray) …

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Pianists Yefim Bronfman and Emanuel Ax Talk On Upcoming Concerts With New York Philharmonic by Stuart Isacoff

The two artists are reuniting with Jaap van Zweden and the orchestra for performances in January.

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Emily Mann to Step Down as Artistic Director of New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre by Andrew Gans

The playwright and director’s final season, 2019–2020, will be entitled Signature Emily.

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Doctor Dolittle UK Tour Cancelled by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Producers have announced that the current tour of Doctor Dolittle has been cancelled and will finish it’s touron 26 January 2019. Music & Lyrics Productions has ann…

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Carolyn Maitland, Richard Meek, and More Join UK Tour of ANNIE; Full Cast by BroadwayWorld

Full casting has been announced for the forthcoming UK tour of their smash hit production of the musical ANNIE opening at the Manchester Opera House on Saturday 2 February 2019.

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Louise Redknapp temporarily withdraws from 9 to 5 the musical by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Producers of Dolly Parton’s musical 9 to 5 have announced that Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from the show as the result of an injury. This post Louis…

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Watch Renée Fleming’s New Year’s Eve Concert With the New York Philharmonic by Adam Hetrick

The evening featured a mix of classics and Broadway standards.

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Michael Cerveris, Jessica Hecht, and More Join Lineup for NASSIM by Olivia Clement

The new play by Nassim Soleimanpour invites a new actor to perform the play each night (without seeing the script).

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As Betty Buckley rides high in 'Hello, Dolly!,' joy of theater is far more than a memory by James Hebert

There are three things in life that please Betty Buckley above all others. As it happens, cats don’t make the cut. “The things I love most are music, theater and horses — not necessari…

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ER Alum Alex Kingston to Star in U.K. Debut of Joshua Harmon's Admissions by Andy Lefkowitz

Following an acclaimed off-Broadway premiere with Lincoln Center Theater, Joshua Harmon's Admissions will arrive at London's Trafalgar Studios next month. Alex Kingston will take on …

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'Congratulotions!' Brittney Johnson Becomes First Woman of Color to Play Glinda in Wicked on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

What a celebration we'll have today! Brittney Johnson became the first woman of color to play Glinda in Wicked on Broadway on January 10. Johnson, who became an ensemble member and Glind…

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Melissa Gilbert, Michael Cerveris & More to Make Guest Appearances in Off-Broadway's Nassim by Andy Lefkowitz

Barrow Street Theatricals has announced the newest round of rotating guest actors for the American premiere of Nassim by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red R…

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International Federation of Actors Supports Equity Strike by BroadwayWorld

Now the International Federation of Actors, FIA, representing performers in more than 70 nations, has released a statement in support of the strike.

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Review Roundup: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL National Tour Opens in Chicago by BroadwayWorld

The producers of The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical announced this morning Chris McCarrell will reprise the role of Percy Jackson in the upcoming national tour of the musical adap…

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Snapshot: ‘Approximate Joy’ by Christopher Anderson

The photographer’s latest project explores the face of youthful ambition through a series of images captured in Shanghai and Shenzhen

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Gilbert and George: the dynamic duo go east

Plus: western galleries prepare for the Taipei Dangdai fair; Stik street art restored; Thomas Dane and Simon Preston team up

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Taiwan’s art market: matters of taste

How does Taiwanese collecting compare to that in mainland China — and will the new Taipei Dangdai art fair change things?

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Q&A with Yahon Chang: ‘My brushwork is inspired by martial arts’

The artist on converting to Christianity, painting blindfolded and running a tea shop in Taipei

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Collector Patrick Sun on the fight for LGBTQ rights in Taiwan

The campaigner is optimistic about the power of art to change attitudes

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A view from the inside: Taipei’s art scene

Jason Chung Tang Yen on how local galleries are responding to the Taipei Dangdai fair — and to wider changes in the market

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‘It is a long learning process’ — Rudy Tseng’s art collection

The collector, curator and patron on the appeal of buying works by contemporary artists

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‘Living itself is political’ — artist Shu Lea Cheang on resisting stereotypes

The artist is the first woman to represent Taiwan at the Venice Biennale, but she is ambivalent about her nationality and gender identity

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Magnus Renfrew on opening an art fair in Taipei

Taipei Dangdai aims to harness the island’s dynamic collecting culture

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Treasures of Taiwan: inside one of the world’s great art collections

Taipei has sustained centuries-old Chinese traditions of collecting and connoisseurship — upheld today by patrons like Robert Tsao

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Government should restrict access to ‘low-value’ arts degrees, think tank report claims by Georgia Snow

The government should “crack down” on arts degrees and restrict the number of students taking them because they offer limited economic value

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Apink: Percent

The female sextet’s mini-album is a riposte of sorts to notions of showbiz control

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Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow

The artist’s contemplative vocals are lifted by solid computerised beats and chunky synth riffs

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You Tell Me: You Tell Me

Sarah Hayes and Peter Brewis combine intricate rhythms with busy melodies in the spirit of Kate Bush

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Bassekou Kouyaté and Ngoni Ba: Miri

Studded with superior guest appearances, the Malian band’s fifth album thrills as much as their first

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Various orchestras: Huw Watkins’s Flute Concerto, Violin Concerto and Symphony

Neither gratingly modernist, nor fustily old hat, this new collection shows that symphonies and concertos have life in them yet

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Charlie Parker: Now’s the Time

An album of modern jazz legend gets a new lease of life on first-time vinyl and re-issued CD

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Book Review: “Physics & Dance” — The Intelligence of Movement by Debra Cash

The authors let dance serve as a way of embodied knowing -- an intelligence that can unlock an understanding of physics' theories and abstractions.

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Waitress director Diane Paulus: ‘Theatre is transformative and the world needs it now more than ever’ by Matthew Hemley

Tony award-winning director Diane Paulus – whose production of Waitress comes to the West End next month – has claimed a world

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Arms Manufacturer Shamed Out Of Sponsoring Museum Shows Changes Its Name To Leonardo by Artsjournal1

Jeez, talk about artwashing. A string of PR disasters, including demonstrations against Britain’s National Gallery of Art for accepting sponsorships, led the Italian defense company Fi…

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That 17th-Century Viol That Alitalia Smashed Up Last Year Is Restored And Back In Action by Artsjournal1

The destruction wrought on Myrna Herzog’s 1661 Edward Lewis bass viola da gamba by the Italian airline during Herzog’s trip from Rio de Janeiro to Tel Aviv last January made head…

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Edo De Waart Named San Diego Symphony’s First-Ever Principal Guest Conductor by Artsjournal1

The Dutch conductor, who is currently music director of the New Zealand Symphony and has held the same post with the symphony orchestras of Antwerp, San Francisco, Milwaukee, and Netherlands…

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Introducing a “Revival” of our Davenport Reading Series!

Back in 2010, we started a reading series in our rehearsal room due to the number of submissions of great developing work we received that wasn’t for us, but we felt should be seen. …

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ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB 1/1/19: Goodspeed's Festival of New Musicals and playwright Samuel Baum by Mark G Auerbach

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB 1/11/19. New plays and musicals start the New Year in Western New England. Mark G. Auerbach interviews Donna Lynn Cooper Hilton from Goodspeed's Festival of New…

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Royal Pop Musical Six Extends London Return Engagement by Ryan McPhee

The musical concert, featuring the six wives of Henry VIII, begins at the Arts Theatre January 17.

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RE | Dance at Hamlin Park: There's puffy white clouds but also a wall as 10th anniversary show goes political by Lauren Warnecke

When going to a RE | Dance Group show, there are a couple things you can usually count on: 1) unapologetically long passages of pretty dancing; 2) poetry woven into the fabric of the dance w…

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

Emily Mann Announces Retirement From Helm of McCarter Theatre by American Theatre Editors

The author of 'Having Our Say' and 'Execution of Justice' will have led the New Jersey theatre for 30 years when she steps down in 2020.

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Aaron Tveit Adds January Dates at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The upcoming Moulin Rouge! star returns after a sold-out New Year’s Eve concert.

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Past is Prologue in New Musical About Suffragists by Nicole Hertvik

When Nancy Pelosi accepted the gavel as Speaker of the House last week, she expressed pride at presiding over Congress during the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote (coming …

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A First Look at About Alice at Brooklyn’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center by Marc J. Franklin

The new play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his memoir of the same name, will open January 20 at Theatre For A New Audience.

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In Conversation with Graham Norton review at Hope Theatre, London – ‘a poignant monologue’ by Paul Vale

Teenage Mark thinks that he might be gay. He is sexually aroused by the guys he sees on the train and vaginas

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The irresistible allure of the comedy duo

Perhaps they are part of a subconscious fantasy that everyone has a perfect other half

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Upcoming Equity Auditions for The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Burn This, and More by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with this selection of upcoming auditions for Broadway and shows around the country.

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Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston to Star in West End Premiere of Admissions by Ryan McPhee

The Joshua Harmon play heads to London following an Off-Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater.

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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Will Close East Village Location by Andrew Gans

UCB events will perform at SubCulture Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning February 15.

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Violinist Sarah Chang Comes To Cadogan Hall by BroadwayWorld

The multi-award winning American classical violinist, Sarah Chang, long considered one of the most outstanding musicians of her generation, makes a welcome return to the London stage when sh…

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Watch Bryan Cranston Share Some Uncomfortable Truths in This Musical Sketch on Fallon by Olivia Clement

The Network star dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon January 10.

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We Can't Work in Isolation by Emma Stenning, Naomi Campbell

By Emma Stenning, Naomi Campbell. Naomi Campbell, Luminato’s new artistic director, sits down with

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Photo Flash: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Held a MARY POPPINS RETURNS Screening at 54 Below by BroadwayWorld

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds hosted a reception in New York at Feinstein's 54 Below followed by a special screening of Mary Poppins Returns,nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards including Be…

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VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Discusses His Return to the Stage HAMILTON in Puerto Rico on CBS This Morning by BroadwayWorld

CBS This Morning is in Puerto Rico, getting ready for Lin-Manuel Miranda's return to the stage in the title role in Hamilton.

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Photo Flash: Inside The Launch of London's WAITRESS by BroadwayWorld

Today, Friday 11 January, London launched its production ofWaitresswith a sneak peek at rehearsals, cast photocall and interviews. BroadwayWorld UK's Jamie Body was there to capture all the …

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Rialto Chatter: Will WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and SLAVE PLAY Come to Broadway This Season? by Stephanie Wild

In a season full of new Broadway plays, there may be room for one, or two, more. According to Michael Riedel of The New York Post, Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me is moving…

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Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; Vanessa Hudgens, Anthony Ramos, Michael Urie and More! by BroadwayWorld

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

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Doctor Dolittle musical collapses two months into year-long tour by Georgia Snow

The UK tour of Doctor Dolittle has collapsed, and will end its run nine months early. Producers have cited “lower than anticipated

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Nick Cravat: Burt Lancaster’s Vaudeville Partner by Trav S.D.

An overdue tribute to Hollywood legend Nick Cravat (Nicholas Cuccia, 1912-1994). Cravat and Burt Lancaster met as teenagers and formed an acrobatic (trapeze) act called Lang and Cravat which…

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Encores! Songs for a New World Cast Recording Sets January Release; Pre-Order Now by Ryan McPhee

The album from Ghostlight Records features Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer.

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Anomaly review – how a movie mogul's misconduct impacts his family by Arifa Akbar

Old Red Lion, LondonLiv Warden’s play explores what happens to the daughters of a powerful man who is charged with GBHWhere are the women closest to once-powerful predators who have been u…

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Hamilton in Puerto Rico: a joyful homecoming ... but it's complicated by David Smith In San Juan

Musical is dividing residents on island where creator Lin-Manuel Miranda spent childhood summersJavier Ortiz likes to look on the bright side in San Juan, the pretty and gritty capital of Pu…

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Upright Citizens Brigade To Close One Of Its Theaters by Artsjournal1

“[UCB], facing substantial financial pressures, announced on Wednesday that it would be closing its East Village location in Manhattan, a month after laying off several staff members. …

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Sergei Polunin Gets Himself In Trouble Again, This Time With Homophobic Instagram Post by Artsjournal1

“Though Polunin has long had a reputation for behaving inappropriately, in the last month his posts have been somewhat unhinged. … A troubling tirade about gender and sexuality remai…

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Alastair Macaulay Takes Issue With Dance Magazine Over 180-Degree Leg Lifts Story by Artsjournal1

The newly-retired dance critic of The New York Times wrote an actual letter to the editor saying that, while he quite liked Emma Sandall’s article this week about the history of high l…

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Incoming Director Of DC’s National Gallery Is Bringing Quite A Lot To The Job by Artsjournal1

Kaywin Feldman is coming to Washington from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where attendance more than doubled during her ten-year directorship. As Peggy McGlone reports, Feldman did that …

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Critics’ Choice film predictions: Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper are neck and neck in Best Actor by Joyce Eng

It’ll be a battle between two former “American Hustle” co-stars for Best Actor at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards. Christian Bale (“Vice”) and Bradl…

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda in Puerto Rico as Hamilton Heads to the Island by Ruthie Fierberg

The star and creator of the hit musical appeared live on CBS This Morning January 11 ahead of his opening night.

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Live From Puerto Rico as Hamilton Heads to the Island by Ruthie Fierberg

The star and creator of the hit musical appeared live on CBS This Morning January 11 ahead of his opening night.

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‘Harry Potter’ at Night: Historical Society Extends Exhibition Hours by Gabe Cohn

During the final week of a blockbuster exhibition, the museum will offer visitors a late-night Potter fix.

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The War of the Worlds review at New Diorama, London – ‘engagingly layered’ by Natasha Tripney

Physical theatre company Rhum and Clay’s new show is inspired by Orson Welles’ notorious 1938 radio broadcast. Welles’ famously retold HG Wells’

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Torch Song’s Michael Urie and Michael Hsu Rosen Reunite in Short Film Lavender at Sundance by Andrew Gans

Ken Barnett also stars in the film by Matthew Puccini.

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On digital: American Animals / Tehran Taboo

A funny, thrilling heist drama about bungling college kids and interlocking tales of transgression from Iran

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True Detective: Season 3 — the start of a return to form?

The triple-timeline story starring Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff gets off to a promising start

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Fifty years of the ICA: powerhouse of the avant-garde

In renewing the institute’s galleries, director Stefan Kalmár is also celebrating Jane Drew’s architectural vision

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Is the future of opera all doom and gloom?

A massive US study prompts Richard Fairman to worry over the health of this once-great art form

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NEWS: Doctor Dolittle UK & Ireland tour will close early due to ‘lower than anticipated advance ticket sales’ by Press Releases

Music & Lyrics Productions has announced that its touring production of Doctor Dolittle, starring Mark Williams, will close at the end of its run at the New Theatre, Oxford, on Saturday…

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Lukas Dhont on why Girls is about more than a transgender ballerina

The Belgian feature has sparked heated controversy within the LGBT community

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Star-studded casting, Les Misérables moving and Meghan Markle – the weekly roundup by Eleni Cashell

It’s been another busy week in Theatreland. With (most) shows now fully recovered from the festive period, there have been lots of exciting developments going on. From several shows announ…

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Vice director Adam McKay on Dick Cheney’s divisive legacy

The writer-director’s new film chronicles how the vice-president seized the levers of power during the Bush era

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, January 11, 2019 by Susan Grace

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Jojo Ruf, Welders’ co-founder, named Managing Director of Theater J by Tim Treanor

Jojo Ruf, a co-founder of the Welders Playwriting Collective and the Coordinating Producer of DC’s Women’s Voices Festival in 2015, will take the reins as the new Managing Direct…

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Globe director Michelle Terry on untapped potential in Shakespeare’s great plays

The actor-manager’s second season of plays resonate with a time of great national upheaval

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BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Film Review: “Destroyer” — A Jolting Ride by Peg Aloi

This hardscrabble crime thriller is also a powerfully subtle character study.

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Choir Boy – Joyous by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   Extremely talented Jeremy Pope as Pharus, is a golden voiced tenor whose bright eyes are always facing up to heaven and has much to say as he makes his w…

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How Richard Briers’ stage work brought out The Good Life actor’s serious side by Nick Smurthwaite

Richard Briers found fame in beloved TV sitcoms including The Good Life, but his real love was theatre. Biographer James Hogg tells

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‘An interesting idea to look at #MeToo from this angle’: ANOMALY – Old Red Lion Theatre by Rev Stan

Liv Warden’s play Anomaly, inspired by the Weinstein scandal, focuses on the family of a media mogul who’s been caught up in a scandal that can't be hushed up by PR.

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The 99-Seat Beat: 'Driving Miss Daisy' with familiar TV faces, plus three tales of complicated love by Margaret Gray

The holidays are over, and we’ve gotten the memo: For the next 11 months, SUVs may not wear reindeer horns and people must coexist without eggnog. L.A. theaters have packed away the Dicken…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

The War of the Worlds review – smart take on today's 'fake news' invasion by Michael Billington

New Diorama, LondonOrson Welles’s radio adaptation of the sci-fi classic is given a new spin on stage with references to Trump and BrexitThe story of the panic induced by Orson Welles’s …

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Fighting Hindu Nationalism With Urdu Poetry by Artsjournal1

As prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party continues to encourage an exclusionary Hindu version of Indian nationalism, more liberal-minded Indians (by no means only Musli…

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Royal Shakespeare Co., Punchdrunk, Philharmonia Orchestra At Work On New Immersive Virtual Reality Project by Artsjournal1

“The RSC-led performance project is a collaboration of 15 organisations, including Epic Games, the creator of online video game Fortnite. Other collaborators include theatre company Pu…

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That Caravaggio That Turned Up In An Attic? French Gov’t Decides It’s Not Authentic And Can Be Sold by Artsjournal1

“The painting, found in April 2014 in the attic of a house near Toulouse, southern France, was thought to be another version of the famed [Judith Beheading Holofernes] by the maverick …

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‘The Most Trusted Woman On TV’, Reporter Sylvia Chase, Dead At 80 by Artsjournal1

“[Her] professionalism and perseverance in the 1970s helped a generation of women infiltrate the boys club of television news … She broke ground on topics like sex abuse in the workp…

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This Week in Arts: a Menagerie, Fresh-Picked Plays and Cuban Dance by The New York Times

Animals from the American Folk Art Museum share a habitat with paintings from Fountain House Gallery that embrace a similar theme.

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Arcola Theatre Announce Creative/Disruption 19 Festival by BroadwayWorld

Arcola Theatre has announced the return of CreativeDisruption 19 a festival of productions celebrating the people and diversity of East London.

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The Friday 5: 5 Title Songs: 1988 - 1995 by JK

This week, we start with the biggest hit with the longest run, and end with a high-profile, star-powered flop. Just goes to show that the longest-running show and a disappointing show can bo…

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Bush Theatre reveals details of BABYLON season by Robin Johnson

The Bush Theatre has revealed further details about its BABYLON season, a programme which celebrates Black and Brown artists and international performance. The post Bush Theatre reveals deta…

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After a break of nearly 25 years Ain’t Misbehavin’ is back in a London revival at the Southwark Playhouse with a creative team led by Tyrone Huntl

If it isn’t exciting enough that the Fats Waller musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ is being revived at Southwark Playhouse from 19 April to 1 June 2019, following its premiere at Mercury Theat…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Josephine Crowell: Mother in Melodramas, Crone in Comedies by Trav S.D.

Today Josephine Crowell (1859-1932) is remembered chiefly for several memorable late supporting performances (her last three in fact): as a lady on a street car in Harold Lloyd’s Speed…

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Once-Feted Dancing Girls Of Lahore Fall On Hard Times As Pakistan Becomes Ever More Conservative by Artsjournal1

“The dancing style is known as ‘nautch,’ and is a sophisticated art form that arose out of the Muslim Mughal empire and peaked in the mid-19th century.” After partiti…

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The Young Vic to host virtual reality preview by Eleni Cashell

Virtual reality (or VR as you may know it) is becoming a rather exciting technological development, where users can become fully immersed in the computerised world around them.And VR is comi…

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Alex Kingston to star in hit comedy Admissions at Trafalgar Studios by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Alex Kingston is to star in Admissions, the acclaimed award-winning hit comedy direct from New York’s Lincoln Centre Theatre which is to open at Trafalgar Studios in Fe…

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Lazarus Theatre’s interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s Salome by Terri Paddock

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 21 May, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs the last of three 2019 post-show Q&As for Lazarus Theatre, to Oscar Wilde's Sa…

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Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston’s fun bromance saves ‘The Upside’ by Johnny Oleksinski

“The Upside” has a downside: We’ve seen it a million times before. Onstage and on-screen, crotchety rich people are changed forever by fun-but-flawed poor people. It’s become a g…

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Anomaly review at Old Red Lion, London – ‘pacy, perceptive debut play’ by Anna Winter

Liv Warden’s punchy debut play shifts its gaze away from the epicentre of the MeToo movement towards the auxiliary victims of abuse:

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NEWS: Tyrone Huntley & Oti Mabuse bring the first London revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’ in almost 25 years to Southwark Playhouse by Press Releases

A brand-new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ – the first London revival in almost 25 years – will play Southwark Playhouse from 19 April 2019 to 1 June, following its premiere at Merc…

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THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Makes UK Premiere by BroadwayWorld

The highly anticipated UK and European Premiere of Off-Broadway smash-hit comedy musical The Marvelous Wonderettes is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, from 9 Ap…

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Analyse this: Freud, Dalí and the Surrealists

In 1930s London, the psychoanalyst met the Spanish painter — art and Freudian theory have been entwined ever since

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Replay: Malcolm Muggeridge interviews Edward R. Murrow by Terry Teachout

Malcolm Muggeridge interviews Edward R. Murrow on Panorama, a BBC series first seen in 1953 that is the world’s longest-running television program about current affairs. The two men discus…

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‘The audience is left to decide who is right’: LOOP – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Written by Peter Mulligan and directed by Zoey Alexis Boyd, Loop examines different philosophical outlooks one might have and how they ‘help’ (or not) with expectations of life.

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Almanac: E.B. White on the future of television by Terry Teachout

“I believe television is going to be the test of the modern world, and that in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our vision we shall discover either a new and unbearable dist…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/11 - HAMILTON, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and More! by Bww Special

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature…

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Pontypridd’s Muni Arts Centre goes bust following financial difficulties by Georgia Snow

The Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd has closed after the company that ran it went into liquidation. The arts centre, a converted

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Council considers relocating Ceredigion theatre in bid to energise local economy by Giverny Masso

Councillors are considering relocating a theatre in south-west Wales to a new premises, at a cost of up to £4.5 million, to

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NEWS: Alex Kingston stars in the UK premiere of Joshua Harmon’s play Admissions at Trafalgar Studios & on tour by Press Releases

Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) will star in the award-winning new comedy Admissions from Joshua Harmon, the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York‘s Lincoln Centre Theater.

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Transfiguration review – a hideous horror show you'll never forget by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe French artist Olivier de Sagazan turns himself into a sculpture in this terrifying, visceral performanceOlivier de Sagazan’s Transfiguration, a performance firs…

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Waltham Forest Borough of Culture creative director Sam Hunt: ‘It will be an event that could only ever happen here’ by Sam Hunt

This year, Waltham Forest will become the first London Borough of Culture. The title awarded by London’s mayor Sadiq Khan will see

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Alex Kingston returns to the West End in Admissions by Eleni Cashell

We love seeing our favourite faces return to the West End, and so we’re very pleased to hear that Alex Kingston is making her return to the West End.Alex, known for her star roles in hit s…

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Plant-based sustainable furniture is a growth industry

Designers turn to materials derived from sources such as pineapples and fungus

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An injured Louise Redknapp is forced to take a temporary break from 9 to 5 The Musical’s West End production

What a blow for Louise Redknapp who was due to play the role of Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical but has had to temporarily withdraw after suffering a fall on the way to rehears…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Oti Mabuse and Tyrone Huntley to lead creative team of Ain’t Misbehavin’ revival by Giverny Masso

Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse and actor Tyrone Huntley will lead the creative team of a new production of the musical Ain’t

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Kristine Potter: photographing Nashville’s country music scene

The artist captured some of Tennessee’s finest honky-tonks for her latest project

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Q&A with businessman and designer Alberto Alessi

‘I’ve always been a kind of anarchist’

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Louise Redknapp Temporarily Departs 9 TO 5 Due to Injury by BroadwayWorld

According to the producers of upcoming West End production of 9 to 5, Louise Redknapp, who was set to play the role of Violet, had to temporarily withdraw from the production due to an injur…

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Wake Up With BWW 1/11: Callum Francis Joins KINKY BOOTS, NETWORK Gala, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories Callum Francis makes his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots, The American Associates Of The National Theatre celebrateNETWORK at tonight's gala, and…

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Empowering New One Woman Show I'M WOMAN Comes to The Tristan Bates Theatre by BroadwayWorld

In this empowering new show, writerperformer Ana Daud explores what it means to loose one's childhood innocence too soon, the relationship between children and parents, men and women, and th…

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Contender Charlie and China Plate Present ROMEO AND JULIET - MAD BLOOD STIRRING by BroadwayWorld

Independent theatre producers China Plate and foremost theatre education company Contender Charlie will be touring theatres with a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet for upper KS2 and lower …

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Alex Kingston Returns To The West End Stage in ADMISSIONS by BroadwayWorld

Alex Kingston ER, Doctor Who stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York's Lincoln Centre Theater, the producers…

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The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex To Attend Cirque Du Soleil's Premiere Of TOTEM For The Duke's Charity, Sentebale by BroadwayWorld

On Wednesday 16th January 2019, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend Cirque du Soleil's premiere of TOTEM at the Royal Albert Hall to raise vital funds and aware…

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Tyrone Huntley and Oti Mabuse Bring AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' back to London at Southwark Playhouse by BroadwayWorld

Paul Taylor-Mills and Mercury Theatre Colchester in association with Tamasha Theatre Company are delighted to announce a brand-new production of Ain't Misbehavin' - the first London revival …

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Ian McKellen at 80: a lifetime on stage – in pictures

As Ian McKellen launches a tour of 80 venues to mark his 80th birthday in May, we look back over his long and brilliant stage career Continue reading...

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Louise Redknapp pulls out of Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 after 'nasty' fall by Jacob Stolworthy, Jacob Stolworthy

The singer star fell on her way to rehearsals for the brand new West End musical

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BWW Review: ASPECTS OF LOVE, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Written between The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love belongs to the pool of Andrew Lloyd Webber's neglected musical. Back in 1989 it launched the career of none oth…

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The Young Vic Will Host a Theatrical Preview of VR Experience DRAW ME CLOSE by BroadwayWorld

The Young Vic to host theatrical preview of VR experience Draw Me Close, a National Theatre and National Film Board of Canada co-production.

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Louise Redknapp unable to perform in 9 To 5 by Eleni Cashell

Due to an injury, Louise Redknapp has had to delay her appearance in 9 to 5 The Musical.Louise was due to make her West End comeback as Violet in the Dolly Parton musical when it opens on 28…

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Injury forces Louise Redknapp to pull out of 9 to 5 the Musical performances by Georgia Snow

Louise Redknapp has been forced to temporarily withdraw from Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 due to injury. She was due to

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BWW Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, New Diorama Theatre by Gary Naylor

I confess to entering the theatre with a sense of foreboding. The legend of Orson Wells' The War of the Worlds has been done to death - the radio broadcast that createdpanic across the USA, …

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NEWS: Injured Louise Redknapp has to temporarily pull out from West End production of 9 to 5 The Musical by Press Releases

Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical.

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‘A sharply insightful & raw piece of theatre’: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE – Union Theatre by Emma Clarendon

This production of the sharply relevant play An Enemy of the People at the Union Theatre features numerous dynamic performances, ensuring the audience’s attention is never lost.

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Robert C. Cooper’s “Unspeakable” Premieres in Canada by Blouin Artinfo

Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press reports that Robert C. Cooper still feels uncomfortable talking about the difficult period of his life when he contracted hepatitis C from infected bloo…

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A Fresh Sondheim Revival from Fiasco Theatre

The Roundabout’s scrappy company-in-residence presents a six-person staging of Sondheim and George Furth’s “Merrily We Roll Along,” a story of friendship told in reverse.

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Review: Sweat at Donmar Warehouse by Eve Allin

Slow burning tragedy: Eve Allin writes on falling in love with Lynn Nottage's play about eight lives in industrial Pennsylvania. The post Review: Sweat at Donmar Warehouse appeared first on…

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The Dilemma of Women Creators in British Theatre: Report by Blouin Artinfo

A recent report by Eleanor Ross for iNews reveals that a whole lot of UK theatres still seem to see plays by women as a risk or 'niche.'There are huge hopes from artistic women directors for…

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Friday, 10 January 1919 by Holger Syme

It seems as though there was less outright street fighting this day, more a tense atmosphere of expectation — the occupants held firm but were awaiting an attack by government troops. …

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions, Chicago free improv all-stars by Artsjournal1

Keyboardist and synthesizer specialist Jim Baker has led the collective quartet Extraordinary Popular Delusions playing every Monday night in obscure Chicago venues for the past 13 years. …

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Close Cousins to Sculpture? Stephen Buckley’s Work Needs All Three Dimensions by Artsjournal1

It is sometimes necessary to specify a third dimension – bulk or thickness – when describing a Buckley painting. The other giveaway that tells you a painting is by Buckley is its rough e…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2am (Broadway Time)

“Lohengrin” at Bayreuther Festspiele by Blouin Artinfo

Wagner’s grand, fascinating and utopian opera “Lohengrin” will be on stage at Bayreuther Festspiele from July 26-August 18, 2019.It is widely believed that as a literary figure, Loheng…

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Mark Shenton: It’s crucial for critics to get out of London and explore the riches of British theatre by Mark Shenton

It is a critical duty – but also a rich personal pleasure – to get out of London. Living in the heart

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Howard Sherman: Lessons from history show Broadway’s revenues are unlikely to be under threat by Howard Sherman

To give credit where it’s due, the growth in Broadway audiences over the past four calendar years is impressive, rising from 12.9

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Bryan Cranston Reveals Some Gnarly Truths on The Tonight Show by Bethy Squires

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Jimmy Fallon, Bryan Cranston, and Lana Condor all pretended to be the same age? Well, wonder no longer! The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fall…

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‘THE CHER SHOW.’ by Corine Cohen

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Record Shopping With Singer-Songwriter Gnash

Record Shopping With Singer-Songwriter GnashYoung Hollywood heads to Record Surplus in L.A. where we catch up with singer-songwriter (and vinyl aficionado) Gnash where he picks out some hidd…

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Chambre Noire Review: Valerie Solanas, Andy Warhol’s Would-Be Killer, As A Puppet by New York Theater

Valerie Solanas, the mentally ill woman who shot Andy Warhol in 1968, has had a remarkably long run. Her SCUM Manifesto (Society for Cutting Up Men), which called for the overthrow of the go…

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Callum Francis & Andy Kelso Are the New Stars of Kinky Boots on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of Kinky Boots veterans step into the Tony-winning Broadway production at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on January 11. Callum Francis takes on the role of Lola for the first time on Broad…

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Q&A: Black Rep's 'Canfield Drive' gives voice to Ferguson conflict by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Black Rep presents world premiere of play based partly on interviews.

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The eagles are landing: Spread your wings and spot them here this winter by Valerie Schremp Hahn | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The holidays are over, and you’ve been hunkered inside the house a little too long. It’s about time you spread your wings.

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St. Louis Visionary Awards announce 2019 winners by Joe Holleman St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Group lauds STL women's notable contributions to the arts

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“Vice” is at Renoir, Barcelona by Blouin Artinfo

Christian Bale gets under Dick Cheney’s skin in “Vice” which opens at theatres across Spain from January 11, 2019.“Vice” explores the real story never revealed about how Dick Chene…

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Today on Broadway: Friday, January 11, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Brittney Johnson Makes History as First Glinda of Color! “Constitution” Reportedly to Play Broadway this Spring, Brian D’Ary James to Lead “The Ferryman”…

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Hamilton Begins Puerto Rico Run January 11 With Lin-Manuel Miranda Back in Title Role by Ryan McPhee

The blockbuster musical heads to San Juan before the production embarks on a third national tour.

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Why performance pressures put a strain on musicians’ mental health

The music industry is neglecting the very stars it should be nurturing to keep afloat

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Julia Holter: ‘Maybe I am taken too seriously’

The singer and songwriter’s latest album is a shift from pop to the kind of experimentalism that has seen her labelled as a musical boffin

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Costume Changes at the TDF Costume Collection - Whether you want to rent, buy or just gawk at costumes, here are five ways the the Collection can help

Whether you want to rent, buy or just gawk at costumes, here are ways the Collection can help you---You probably know that TDF supports audiences by offering discounted tickets and a variety…

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Go Into the Recording Studio With The Prom by Playbill Staff

Two lucky guests were given the chance to witness The Prom cast recording their cast album—and Playbill readers are allowed in for a sneak peek.

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U.K. Star Callum Francis Makes Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots by Andrew Gans

Andy Kelso also returns to the Tony-winning musical January 11.

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