Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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The Broadway.com Show: Tony Nods & Snubs! Rotten! & Disaster! News! Rockin' Out with Jack Black! by Broadway.com

On this week's episode, we reveal the winners of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, talk Tonys and shout out to the one and only Audra McDonald.

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Tom Hooper Crafting Film Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; Movie Eyes 2017-18 Release by Jessica Khan

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical CATS, based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot,is one tiptoe closer to the big screen.

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Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Second Stage Theatre in NYC by Richard Seff

In the rush of incoming Broadway and off/Broadway productions mid-season, I somehow missed the 2nd Stage mounting of this original and quite remarkable new musical by a new trio of writers.…

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Review: ‘La Verità’ Pays Homage to Salvador Dalí by Alexis Soloski

Acrobats, musicians and pole dancers infuse an air of surrealism into this neo-cirque show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater News: Shuffle Along, The Humans Receive 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards

Winners of the annual honors have been announced.

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SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Top 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards by BroadwayWorld

The New York Drama Critics' Circle just announced its 2016 Best Play and Best Musical Stephen Karam's THE HUMANSand George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG.

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The Buskers Opera review – anti-capitalism in rhyming couplets by Lyn Gardner

Park theatre, LondonLondon 2012 is the setting for an exuberant update of The Beggar’s Opera, featuring greedy mayors, pavement dissenters and an investment of lyrical witJohn Gay’s The …

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Anna Wintour is back to de-schlub the Tony Awards by Michael Riedel

Tony Award nominees are clutching their cellphones, anxiously awaiting the call — or rather, the summons — from Her Highness Anna Wintour. The Vogue editor-in-chief will once again dress…

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Shuffle Along and The Humans Win NY Drama Critics Circle Awards by Playbill Staff

The Stephen Karam play and the starry George C. Wolfe musical earn laurels.

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Why People Leave Jobs, It Isn’t What You May Think by Joe Patti

I am going to be on vacation for the next couple weeks. As is my practice, I will be featuring some of the more interesting/thought providing posts from my archives while I am away. At the r…

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Values Don’t Come Cheap by Joe Patti

Creativity Post had a good piece last week about simple business rules that complements Vu Le’s recent Nonprofit With Balls post on developing organizational values. Both pieces cautio…

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Fun Home’s Rebecca Luker on Her Unexpected Broadway Return, Living with Tevye & Never Playing ‘Mean or Weird' by Broadway.com

Rebecca Luker on returning to Broadway in Fun Home, getting her start on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera and what it's like living with Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof.

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Oscar Winner Anne Hathaway to Reprise Grounded Performance on the Big Screen by Ryan McPhee

Anne Hathaway is bringing her latest stage role to the big screen. The Oscar winner will reprise her performance in George Brant’s Grounded in a film adaptation, according to Variety. …

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John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera & More Complete Vassar's 2016 Powerhouse Theater Season by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning scribe John Patrick Shanley will join Vassar and New York Stage and Film’s 2016 Powerhouse Season of new works with his latest comedy The Portugu…

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Benjamin Eakeley by Broadway.com

She Loves Me's Benjamin Eakeley stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about his solo concert Broadway Swinger.

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TheaterMania U: Shuffle Along, The Humans Receive 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards

Winners of the annual honors have been announced.

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Touring the East Village’s Incubator of Experimentation by Laura Collins-Hughes

Performance Space 122, a center of arts innovation, is offering a mobile tour of sites related to creative performance in the neighborhood.

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New Yorkers protest the return of Cats, the musical, calling it ‘an insult’ to theatre ‘and the general populace’ by Sadaf Ahsan

'The choreography doesn't even resemble feline movement! As a nation we owe it to future generations to STOP this musical'

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Theater News: Work by John Patrick Shanley, José Rivera, and More Set for Powerhouse Season

Vassar College and New York Stage and Film have announced the lineup for their annual collaboration.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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New Victory Theater To Offer Free Dance Series for NYC Kids by Olivia Clement

The company will present its third season of Victory Dance this summer.

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Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at The National Theatre by Gina Jun

The National Theatre beamed with bright, bold colors and sheer spectacle last night, capping its season with a new production of The Wizard of Oz in an enthralling adaptation of the all-ti…

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Film News: Anne Hathaway to Lead George Brant's Grounded to the Big Screen

Hathaway appeared in the drama at the Public Theater in 2015.

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Theater News: Euan Morton, Danny Gardner, Kacie Sheik, and More Set for New York Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall's production will feature the Rockettes.

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Roger Rees Awards Announce 2016 NYC Student Nominees by BroadwayWorld

The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance formerly the Gershwin Awards, hasannounced the 2015-2016 student performers who will compete for the title of Best Actress and Bes…

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Works by John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera and More Round Out Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2016 Powerhouse Season by BroadwayWorld

Vassar amp New York Stage and Film announced today the complete list of programming for its 32nd Powerhouse Season, which runs June 24 to July 31 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Anne Hathaway Will Reprise Stage Role in Film Adaptation of George Brant's GROUNDED by TV News Desk

Following an extended run and rave reviews at The Public Theater in 2015, Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway will now bring George Brant's war drama GROUNDED to the big screen, Variety reports.

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Euan Morton & More Set for New York Spectacular, Featuring the Radio City Rockettes by Broadway.com

Principal casting is now set for Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spectacular, featuring the Radio City Rockettes. Tony nominee Euan Morton will lead the show, which will be penned by …

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Killing Time: Backstage at American Psycho with Jennifer Damiano, Episode 7: Being Benjamin Walker by Broadway.com

Jennifer Damiano chats with American Psycho's leading man Benjamin Walker and his adorable dog Arnie.

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Review: Dear Evan Hansen at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

a single incident escalates into a heart-stirring, highly original and believable new musical about a society with an alarming increase in teen suicides and drug addiction as well as social …

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José Rivera's Another Word for Beauty Joins Powerhouse Season by Olivia Clement

The acclaimed musical joins The Roar of the Greasepaint—The Smell of a Crowd, along with new works by Taylor Mac, Josh Radnor and John Patrick Shanley.

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Anne Hathaway Is Filming Her Stage Play Grounded by Robert Viagas

The Oscar-winner will produce and star in the solo show which played the Public Theater in 2015.

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Kacie Sheik, Kecia Lewis and Euan Morton to Headline New York Spectacular by Adam Hetrick

The revamped version of the New York City-themed show that features the Rockettes will return to Radio City in June.

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Euan Morton, Danny Gardner, Kacie Sheik and More to Lead NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is excited to confirmprincipalcasting for Madison Square Garden Company's upcoming production of NEW YORK SPECTACULAR STARRING THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES, presented by Chase, at …

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STAGE TUBE: Original DREAMGIRLS Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph Grab Breakfast, Talk 'UNDER THE STARS' Concert by Stage Tube

Original DREAMGIRLS Jennifer Holliady and Sheryl Lee Ralph grabbed breakfast and chatted on Facebook Live about their upcoming concert in Los Angeles. Check out what they had to say in the v…

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RUTHLESS! The Musical by Edward Rubin

From beginning to end RUTHLESS! is filled with a baby bevy of amazingly talented show-stopping, star-turning actors, each inhabiting a larger than life character.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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“Kabuki Lion Shi-Shi-O” – limited Vegas run by Pauline Adamek

Dazzling visual effects, superb performances, lavish costuming and compelling storytelling are just some of the magnificent elements of a new Kabuki production — Kabuki Lion Shi-Shi-O: T…

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STAGE TUBE: Dawn Cantwell Sings 'If You Were Mine' on BROOKLYN CRUSH Cast Album by Stage Tube

Broadway Records and producer Jeremy Handelmanrecently announced long awaited release of the original Off-Broadway cast album of the award winning musical, BROOKLYN CRUSH formerly Fking Up E…

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New Show to Tackle Sexual Assault in Native Communities by Olivia Clement

Spiderwoman Theater will premiere Material Witness at La MaMa Off-Broadway.

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TV News: Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon to Costar in New FX Series

The two Oscar winners will portray the infamous feuding pair of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis on the small screen.

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#ICastIt Julia Flores Casts the Heart of ‘Dreamgirls’

When casting director Julia Flores starts casting a project, she says her priority is always finding the heart of the show. Flores was looking for strong singers who could emotionally connec…

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2016 Tony Award Winners — YOUR Pick? by New York Theater

Make your pick for 15 of the 22 categories in the 70th annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway’s best. The awards ceremony will take place on June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City,,…

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Vegas to Get Magic Mike Before Broadway, Jessica Lange to Lead Ryan Murphy's Feud & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Vegas to Get Magic Mike Before Broadway We're not entirely sure what this project means for the Broadway-aimed Magic Mi…

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Preview: Giwayen Mata brings its dance of a different drummer to Spelman stage by Gillian Anne Renault

“When Giwayen Mata first started, people were taken aback by the fact that we, as women, were drumming,” says Omelika Kuumba, founder and artistic director of the Atlanta ensemb…

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Better Than a ‘Hamilton’ Shout-Out? John Jay Manuscript Surfaces by Jennifer Schuessler

The long-missing manuscript of a Federalist Paper written by John Jay has been found at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2016–17 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature a world premiere by Theresa Rebeck, and new plays by Jen Silverman and Lucas Hnath.

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Matthew Perry’s West End Playwriting Debut Draws Crowds Despite Critics’ Barbs by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Midding-to-scorching reviews have not dissuaded London theatergoers from making Matthew Perry’s star turn in his playwriting debut a breakthrough West End sellout. Enterin…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Tony Nominee Jessica Lange to Play Joan Crawford in New TV Anthology Series by Robert Viagas

She'll play opposite Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis in Feud for FX.

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Party Exclusive! Inside Fully Committed Opening Night With Zachary Quinto, Tina Fey and More by Hannah Vine

A look inside the Opening Night Celebration for Fully Committed on Broadway at The Eventi Hotel on April 25.

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Photo Coverage: Matt Bogart, Whitney Bashor and the Company of HIMSELF AND NORA Meets the Press by Walter McBride

James Joyce, one of the most provocative and influential writers of all time, had his creativity, imagination, and desire transformed by Nora Barnacle.Himself and Nora, a new musical with bo…

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VIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism Forum by Michael Dale

The tony-winner has a message for white actors playing Asians 'You're in the wrong part.'

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Photos! Megan Hilty Returns to Café Carlyle by Hannah Vine

Fresh from her Broadway run in Noises Off, the Tony Award nominee is scheduled to perform May 3-14.

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"The Pericles Project" by Dean Yannias

We follow them from week one, when they are reading the script for the first time and devising backstories for their characters; to week two, when they start acting with each other, scripts …

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‘The SpongeBob Musical’: Here Come The Songs In Behind-The-Scenes Promo by Erik Pedersen

Are you ready, kids? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Bikini Bottom (Eventually) Goes Broadway — otherwise known as The SpongeBob Musical.  The clip focuses on the songs and s…

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Jeff Zucker Talks Up Video Network Great Big Story As CNN’s Phone Home: Newfront by Jeremy Gerard

Addressing a packed house at a scene-y downtown beer hall Thursday, a confident if limping Jeff Zucker extolled the success of his six-month-old baby Great Big Story, the video channel aime…

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Love Sonnets: Introduction by HowlRound

By Caitlin Bailey. In this first installment, Director Caitlin Bailey shares her directorial process for Love Sonnets: Things Women Say , a compilation of monologues for women written by Chu…

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This Week in L.A. Theatre by Julio Martinez

IN THE NEWS The Laguna Playhouse Board of Directors has selected Ellen Richard to be its Interim Executive Director. She will assume the position while the Playhouse is undertaki…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Fuse Music Review/Commentary: Anat Cohen’s Tentet & SFJAZZ Collective — Strength in Numbers by Steve Elman

Jazz groups of eight to eleven often make fascinating and unusual music, but they rarely survive.

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Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Victoria Clark & More Celebrate MasterVoices at 2016 Spring Benefit by BroadwayWorld

MasterVoices raised more than 220,000 to fund the company's Artistic and Education Programs at its 2016 Spring Benefit which featured Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate starring…

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Alan Cumming to Star in New LGBT Feature Directed by Vincent Gagliostro by TV News Desk

After Louie is an upcoming feature-length narrative film by lifelong activist and artist, Vincent Gagliostro who has been sited by New York Magazine as one of the six most influential player…

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Ryan Murphy Anthology Series FEUD Heading to FX; Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon to Star by TV News Desk

FX has ordered a new anthology series from Ryan Murphy. Titled FEUD, the series joins Murphy's other FX dramas, AMERICAN HORROR STORY and AMERICAN CRIME STORY.

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Improv Actors to Take Over NYC Stages After Curtain by Olivia Clement

The performers of Stolen House will create a fully realized, improvised play each evening.

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Review: Mike Mother/The Neo-Futurists by Kevin Greene

RECOMMENDED Jessica Anne is a tactful truth-teller, performance artist and oathbreaker; Mike Hamilton is the best actor she knows. “Mike Mother” is ninety minutes of being locked in a r…

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To Be a Director by HowlRound

By Arianna Soloway. Arianna Soloway writes about her struggle to self-define as a director when she works full-time as a real estate agent.

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Suburbanite Review: "The Father" by Joseph Cervelli

A tour de force performance by Frank Langella. Review appears in other North Jersey Media Group Newspapers.

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For Paula Vogel, a Once-Banned ‘Beautiful’ Love Story Inspires Her New Play by Laura Collins-Hughes

Created with the director Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent” is inspired by Sholem Asch’s Yiddish play “The God of Vengeance.”

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Broadway Stars React To Tony Nominations by Cbskapost

Reaction from Broadway stars on 2016 Tony Award nominations.

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Watch She Loves Me Stars Perform on Today Show by Robert Viagas

Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel sing ”Ilona.”

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‘Hamilton’ Director on Breaking Tony Records

Fresh off a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations, “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail visited "Late Night With Seth Meyers" to chat about the achievement, his relationship with musica…

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Winning back the girl he left behind at 'The Pavilion' by Margaret Gray

Craig Wright's oft-produced play "The Pavilion," now in a lovely revival at Malibu Playhouse, takes place in the early 2000s, in the fictional town of Pine City, Minn. (That's where Wright, …

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A Persistent Memory to Debut Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Jackob G. Hofmann’s new play about memory and chance encounters will play Theatre Row.

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Class Notes: Actor, Cody Williams by Lauren Class Schneider

Cody Williams stops by Sardi’s to talk about the choreography of “On The Town” created by Joshua Bergasse.

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Play About Trans Identity in America Gets NYC Reading by Adam Hetrick

David Greenspan, Tom Phelan and Dale Soules take part in the reading of MJ Kaufman’s latest play at The Center.

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Hamilton Dominates 2016 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards; Spring Awakening, Lupita Nyong’o Also Win Big by Broadway.com

Every year since 2000, Broadway.com has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our yearly Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. On the heels of receiving a history making …

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Theater News: Boston Children's Theatre Receives $100K From Disney Theatrical Group

The funds will go toward theater education in Boston public schools.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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She Loves Me Ice Cream Truck Delivers Free Vanilla Cones Today by Olivia Clement

The pink truck is circulating through the theatre district and nearby areas through 5 PM today.

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Matthew Broderick, Shirley MacLaine to Co-Star in Dramedy TV Series BETTYVILLE by TV News Desk

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick will headline a new dramedy TV series forParamount Television titled BETTYVILLE.

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Tony Goes Lego! Broadway Fan Creates Lego Figures Honoring Nominees by Michael Dale

Lego tributes to the casts of WAITRESS, SHUFFLE ALONG, THE COLOR PURPLE, BRIGHT STAR and more

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Memorial Service for Voice Teacher James S. Javore to be Held in NYC This Saturday by BroadwayWorld

Earlier this month, Boston Conservatory and New York City voice teacher James Javore passed away following a battle with prostate cancer. In celebration of his life,a group of alumni, past s…

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George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Awards the ‘2016 Mason Arts Award’ to Septime Webre by Guest Author

George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts awards the 2016 Mason Arts Award to Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington National Ballet. The Mason Arts Award…

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Do I Hear a Waltz Star Melissa Errico Revisits Six Epic YouTube Videos

Tony nominee Melissa Errico shares the stories behind clips from My Fair Lady, Amour, High Society and One Touch of Venus.

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Photo Flash: Matt Bogart, Whitney Bashor, and More Preview Himself and Nora

The new musical is inspired by the life of novelist James Joyce.

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Rupert Everett Gets His Oscar (Wilde, That Is) by Rupert Everett

The actor and author, who portrays Wilde in the play “The Judas Kiss,” writes about his voyage with the Irish playwright and poet.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Norbert Leo Butz's GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS - LIVE AT 54 BELOW Recording to be Released This Fall by BroadwayWorld

Broadway Records has announced that they will release Norbert Leo Butz Girls, Girls, Girls - Live at 54 BELOW digitally and in stores on September 9, 2016. The album is currently available f…

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ARLINGTON Premiere Recording, Featuring Alexandra Silber, to be Released in June by BroadwayWorld

Broadway Records has announced that Arlington World Premiere Recording will be released digitally and in stores on June 17, 2016. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.Broadw…

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Tony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup by BroadwayWorld

Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli have joined the cast of the sixth annual Night Of A Thousand Judys - the Pride concert to ben…

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OFF-BROADWAY’S MUSICAL SMASH "RUTHLESS!" TO EXTEND THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10! by Katie Wilson

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through September 10th. RUTHLESS! opened on July 13, 2015 t…

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Curtis Opera's 'Marriage of Figaro': Cool, clean, contemporary

If you like your Mozart opera upholstered in petticoats, wigs, and silk stockings, the current Curtis Opera Theatre production of Le nozze di Figaro at the Kimmel might well cure you of any …

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New York home to idiosyncratic works from actor-playwrights by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's been an exciting season for theater in New York, with some solid revivals, thoughtful new plays and lively comedies. And then there's the show …

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New Cleveland Ballet making its own magic with fresh production of 'Coppelia' (preview) by Zachary Lewis

In mounting a new version of "Coppelia," the new Cleveland Ballet is taking a big next step, declaring its independence and proving it can make its own magic.

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What I Love: Christopher Jackson of ‘Hamilton,’ at Home in the Bronx by Joanne Kaufman

The Tony nominee lives with his wife, Veronica Vazquez-Jackson, an actress and singer.

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A New “Hip-Hop Opera” Is in the Works by Robert Viagas

Is Timbaland hoping to follow in Hamilton's footsteps?

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Clown in Chicago with Christopher Bayes by Bt

Chicago actors, you too can train with the Christopher Bayes, commedia dell'arte and movement consultant for Court's produciton of One Man, Two Guvnors. Click here to read more about Chris'…

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Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall Set for Night Of A Thousand Judys by Andrew Gans

The concert will benefit NY's The Ali Forney Center.

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Magic Time! ‘The Beauty and Ugliness of Martin Luther’: A Q&A With Playwright Chris Cragin-Day by John Stoltenberg

On October 31, 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther nailed a list of 95 theses to a cathedral door in Wittenberg, Germany. It was a hammering heard round the world. On the eve of the 500th…

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What Soulpepper’s Albert Schultz is watching and reading by Brad Wheeler

The Globe catches up with the theatre company’s ever-busy artistic director

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'Heat' sprinkles some humor into its racial boil by Nina Metz

John Ball's 1965 novel "In the Heat of the Night" — about a black police detective named Virgil Tibbs stoically pushing back on bigotry while helping law enforcement in a small Southern to…

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Warren Carlyle Will Direct and Choreograph Musical Celebration of Astaire and Rogers by Andrew Gans

Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger will debut this fall in New Jersey.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Check Out New Behind-the Scenes Promo for Broadway-Bound The SpongeBob Musical

The SpongeBob Musical's co-conceiver and director Tina Landau and music supervisor Tom Kitt are joined by contributing songwriters Cyndi Lauper, Aerosmith\u2019s Joe Perry, The Flaming Lips\…

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INSTAGRAM CHECK: Sweet 16! HAMILTON's Thayne Jasperson's Backstage Video Celebrating 16 Tony Nominations by Michael Dale

The ensemble member assumes the role oftown crierto introduce his giddy new backstage video.

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Photo Coverage: Get Up Close and Personal with This Season's Tony Nominees! by Walter McBride

Who really cares about spring Awards season has arrived- the only time of the year that really matters to Broadwayfans everywhere. The 2016 Tony nominees were announced earlier this week, wi…

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Vivian Leigh costumes by Oliver Messel to go on display by Georgia Snow

A new exhibition exploring the life of Vivien Leigh will open this summer at the stately home belonging to her favourite costume designer.

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Watch Behind-the-Scenes Video from Broadway-Bound SpongeBob Musical by Robert Viagas

Hear samples of songs from the new show based on the cartoon series.

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No Veils, No Headscarves – Reimagining the Middle Eastern Play with Kareem Fahmy and Sevan K. Greene by Jerry Lieblich

"I never felt like a person of color until I came to New York and started working in the theater. The theater, of all places, was where I first encountered racism in New York." - Sevan K. Gr…

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Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 5, 2016 by BroadwayWorld

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends April 15-21, 2016.

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Timbaland to Develop 'Opera Noir' Album into Hip-Hop Musical Event for Television by TV News Desk

Timbaland has inked a deal with Leftfield Pictures to develop his forthcoming album 'Opera Noir into a TV musical.

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BWW Interview: BETTY BUCKLEY - 'The Voice of Broadway' by Sherry Shameer Cohen

Anyone who is going to see Betty Buckley perform in concert for the first time this Saturday evening at the Ridgefield Playhouse is going to be enthralled. Not just because she has a gloriou…

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BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part One - Nuts and Bolts by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz

Those of you who have seen Bright Star know what a tour de force the role of Alice Murphy is for our TonyDrama DeskOuter Critics Circle-nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. And while she s…

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Video Flash: Behind the Scenes With Songwriters of The SpongeBob Musical

Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper, and Sara Bareilles are just a few of the pop stars contributing to the Broadway-bound score.

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International news round-up: May 5 by The Stage

International Shakespeare Prize ROMANIA/CRAIOVA The 15th Craiova International Shakespeare Festival has ended with the presentation of the International Shakespeare Prize to Thomas

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University Women in the Arts scheme offers mentoring to 15 students by David Hutchison

A lifestyle blogger and the head of Oxford University Dramatic Society are among 15 female students to be mentored by leading creative

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Hartford Stage's 'Anastasia' A World Premiere Bound For Broadway by Christopher Arnott

"Anastasia" lives! The irresistible 20th-century legend of a young princess who escapes execution at the hands of Russian revolutionaries, then finds adventure and romance in Paris, has been…

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Check Out the New Behind-the-Scenes Promo for Broadway-Bound The SpongeBob Musical

The SpongeBob Musical's co-conceiver and director Tina Landau and music supervisor Tom Kitt are joined by contributing songwriters Cyndi Lauper, Aerosmith\u2019s Joe Perry, The Flaming Lips\…

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Tom Hiddleston: high tuition fees put off poorer students by David Hutchison

Tom Hiddleston has urged drama schools to lower their tuition fees or risk alienating young people from underprivileged backgrounds. He claimed that

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New York home to idiosyncratic works from actor-playwrights by Mark Kennedy | ap

It’s been an exciting season for theater in New York, with some solid revivals, thoughtful new plays and lively comedies. And then there’s the show where a guy’s ax gets stuck in an in…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On 16 Tony Nominations, the Real Hamiltons and “Antonio Burr” by Andrew Gans

The award-winning composer also discusses forthcoming productions of Hamilton.

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Bottom's up: Emma Rice weaves A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe – in pictures by Sarah Lee and Mee-Lai Stone

Emma Rice kicks off her Wonder season as the new artistic director of London’s Globe with a gender-swapping take on Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy about the course of true love. Guardia…

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Daniel Kramer promises one ENO musical a year by Matthew Hemley

New English National Opera artistic director Daniel Kramer has revealed plans to include a musical in every season, claiming the move would

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Top 10 Plays for Community Theaters by Angela Yamarone

We’ve created a list of 10 plays perfect for any community theater, small or large. Check ‘em out! The post Top 10 Plays for Community Theaters appeared first on Breaking Character.

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Theatre News: Jason Donovan to star in Million Dollar Quartet

Donovan will play record producer Sam Phillips

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Fuse Music Review: New Orleans, Tradition, and Mingling the Trashy and the Transcendent by Jon Garelick

But dissonance is at the edge of everything you hear at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- a sound that contains multitudes.

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I Interview Playwrights Part 832: Paz Pardo by Adam Szymkowicz

Paz PardoHometown:  Palo Alto, CACurrent Town: Austin, TXQ:  What are you working on now? A:  A Christmas comedy where everyone dies called Pioneers of the Future. We'll see h…

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Slackline video offers aerial inspiration for us mistake-prone mortals by Sarah L. Kaufman

An artistic sports video gone viral turns an athlete's slip into a soaring message of resilience.

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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Celebrates FUN HOME's Lisa Kron by Walter McBride

TheDramatists GuildFund celebrated the work of FUN HOME's Lisa Kronon Monday, May 2at an intimate Salon. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from the event below

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Photo Coverage: Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James Announce the 2016 Tony Nominations! by Walter McBride

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement was hosted by former co-stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON earlier this week past Tony Award-winnerNikki M. Jamesand past Tony-nominee and Grammy…

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VIDEO: SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski & Gavin Creel Perform on 'Today' by TV News Desk

SHE LOVES ME stars Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform thenumber 'Ilona'from the show.

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The New American Theatre Company NY to Present ENDANGERED SPECIES, 5/9-10 by BroadwayWorld

The New American Theatre Company NY The NATCNY will present an immersive staged reading of Nilan Johnson's Endangered Species on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10. This staging of Johnson's …

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The Man Is Non-Stop! Hamilton Director Thomas Kail on the Tuner's Whopping 16 Tony Nods by Lindsey Sullivan

History (and anyone who can manage to get a ticket) has its eyes on the Thomas Kail-helmed hit Hamilton, which garnered 16 Tony nominations on May 3. One went to creator and title star Lin-M…

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Watch She Loves Me's Jane Krakowski Manage Early Morning Splits Along With Gavin Creel by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Well, this is one way to wake up. She Loves Me picked up eight Tony nominations this week including Best Revival and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Jane Krakowski. The stage and sc…

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Hamilton Director Thomas Kail Talks Tonys with Seth Meyers by Robert Viagas

Plus, he tells what one-time classmate Lin-Manuel Miranda was like in college.

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Pittsburgh CAPA senior finishes third in National August Wilson Monologue Contest by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh CAPA senior DaMya Gurley took third place at the National August Wilson Monologue Contest on May 2. DaMya competed against 18 high school contestants from 15 cities at the event, …

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Overheard… Wifi, now it’s all about wifi. by Vinnie

Tween Brown: (Without an excuse me, or even acknowledgement.) “What’s the wifi password?” Bartender: “I don’t know.” Tween Brown: “Why not?” B…

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'House of Blue Leaves' cast loses touch with absurdity of its comedy by Nina Metz

"You're a nobody and you suffer like a nobody," a character is bluntly informed in "The House of Blue Leaves," John Guare's breakout play, first seen in 1966, which stuffs all sorts of ugly,…

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Opera Review: Part 2 ‘The Ring of the Nibelung – The Valkyrie’ by Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center by Jacqueline Melendez

Famous for “The Ride of the Valkyries,” Washington National Opera’s production of The Valkyrie made a huge impression. Jaw dropping fight scenes with dogs bounding across the stage, av…

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Takeaways from Tony Nominees + SHE LOVES ME

The past 48 hours have been amongst the craziest and busiest days of our year at BroadwayWorld, and I think I can speak for the whole team that we’ve loved every minute.  On Tues…

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Hot Clip of the Day: She Loves Me Serves Death Drops & Angel Singing on Today

Gavin Creel & Jane Krakowski are bringing it to you on the Today Show with their big She Loves Me song.

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GRACE NOTES: Thursday, May 5, 2016 by Susan Grace

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Daveed Diggs and Andrew Rannells Will Sit Down with Jimmy Fallon by Andrew Gans

The two Tony nominees will be guests on The Tonight Show.

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Jennifer Lawrence Posts New Clip From ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ by Jeremy Gerard

Jennifer Lawrence has released a new clip from X-Men: Apocalypse exclusively on her Facebook page. The story as we know it so far: "Just because there's not a war doesn't mean there's peace.…

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Tobacco sponsorship of arts must stop, say campaigners by Georgia Snow

Arts institutions including the Southbank Centre and the London Symphony Orchestra have been urged to end their sponsorship deals with global tobacco

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Rory Kinnear to make directorial debut as part of ENO’s 2016/17 season by Matthew Hemley

Rory Kinnear will make his directorial debut as part of English National Opera’s new season, which will also see the organisation partner

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Caryl Churchill revival leads new Orange Tree season by David Hutchison

The first revival of Caryl Churchill’s play Blue Heart will be staged at the Orange Tree Theatre as part of its new

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Meet the Cast of Sandy Spring Theatre Group’s ‘The Foreigner’ Part 7: Becky Batt by Joel Markowitz

In Part Seven of a series of interviews with the cast of The Foreigner at the Sandy Spring Theatre Group, performing at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn, meet Becky Batt. Joel: Please introduc…

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The Tony Awards are Coming by Joy

The Tony Award nominations are out and I couldn't be more excited! Every show that was nominated totally deserves it, although some shows got snubbed, which is sad.

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/5/16- DAMN YANKEES by Stage Tube

Today in 1954, Damn Yankees opened at the 46th Street Theatre now the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 1019 performances. Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbo…

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VIDEO: Gwen Stefani & Surprise Guests Join James Corden for 'Carpool Karaoke'! by TV News Desk

Last night on THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, James Corden called on Gwen Stefani to help him get to work, singing her classics along the way until they have to pick up two friends.

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Trump can’t play the Stones, but ‘Phantom of the Opera’ is still fair game by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Donald Trump recently took the stage as “Start Me Up” was playing and — screeeech! “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and ha…

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Text of the Day: Doctor Faustus by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Meet the Cast of Adventure Theatre MTC’s ‘The Emperor’s Nightingale’: Part 3: Jonathan Frye by Joel Markowitz

In Part Three of a series of interviews with the cast of Adventure Theatre MTC’s The Emperor’s Nightingale meet Jonathan Frye. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our reader…

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Opera: offstage drama rivets Romania, costs minister his job by Alison Mutler

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A compelling drama at Romania's national opera has been drawing huge audiences for weeks. But it's not a production of "The Marri…

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Youth Based Secret Garden To Open In The West End by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, a special youth oriented production is heading to the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited…

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Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work from The Public Theater, NYC—Mon, May 9—@WatchMeWorkSLP, use hashtag #howlround by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. Suzan-Lori Parks livestreams Watch Me Work from the Public Theater in New York City on Monday, May 9 at 2pm PDT (Vancouver) / 4pm CDT (Austin) / 5pm EDT (Toronto) / 21:00 GM…

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Brideshead Revisited review – Waugh's charming men hit the stage in style by Alfred Hickling

Theatre Royal, YorkBryony Lavery’s adaptation of the novel is more sacred than profane and, if the plot sometines drags, there are some fine performances along the wayAfter a longer-than-e…

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Royal Ballet: Frankenstein review – Steven McRae reanimates Shelley's tragic demon by Judith Mackrell

Royal Opera House, LondonMcRae is superb as the Creature at the centre of Liam Scarlett’s ambitious production, but surgery is needed to bring his strange story to the foreFor Liam Scarlet…

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International: ‘If Prague can do it, we can too’ – Paris Fringe by Nick Awde

Starting up a fringe festival in any world theatre capital undoubtedly involves many challenges, but Paris Fringe has gone the extra distance

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Theatre 2016 preview: What will leaders discuss at theatre’s biggest event? by The Stage

At next week’s Theatre 2016 conference, of which The Stage is a media partner, leading figures from the industry will give their

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Book Events: 'Grapes Of Wrath' Hartford Library's Big Read by Carole Goldberg

The son of one of Connecticut's most successful inventors, engineers and industrialists will give a free talk about his book about his father on Tuesday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Hartford His…

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5 Broadway Dance Makers Vie for this Year's Tony Award by Bob Rizzo

Now that the Tony Award nominations have been announced, it looks like a pretty competitive race for 'Best Choreography.' The category is full of creative and diverse work from four establis…

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VIDEO: HAMILTON Director Thomas Kail Talks 16 Tony Noms: 'It Was a Remarkable Day' by TV News Desk

On last night's LATE NIGHT, HAMILTON Director Thomas Kail stopped by to talk about the show's record-breaking 16 Tony nominations, and shared that he was not expecting the achievement.

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Video: Meet London's new Aladdin and Jasmine

We took our Magic Carpet to New York to chat with Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen

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Photos: The Globe's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Photos from Emma Rice's inaugural production have been released

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Tuck Everlasting by Carey

  There’s nothing quite like being surprised at the theater, and I most assuredly was when I saw Tuck Everlasting, the new musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s popular children…

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The Innocent Can Never Last: La Mirada’s ‘Extraordinary’ Immersive “American Idiot” Offers Far More Than Just ‘The Sound Of Hysteria’! by Leo Buck

A refreshing coherency is what Director Brian Kite brings to the entire proceedings that may have been lacking in previous productions of this, Green Day’s admitted “Magnum Opus”. By t…

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TRASH MACBETH • ERA by Andrea

Equally Represented Arts is back with another enveloping, innovative production that places Shakespeare’s Macbeth as its spine, and includes excerpts ranging from Emily Post's Etiquette an…

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Variety Arts #27: La Carpa, the Mexican Vaudeville by Trav S.D.

Just a few days ago, we wrote a little appreciation of Mexican influence on American culture. Today being the holiday of  Cinco de Mayo we thought we would again celebrate a particular mani…

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When plays became movies by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column I talk about the decline of the play-based film. Here’s an excerpt. * * * Fifty years ago, “A Man for All Seasons” and “Who’…

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Broadway AM Report, 5/5/2016 - Happy Cinco de Mayo! by Jessica Khan

Today's big news Happy Cinco de Mayo - the cast of NERDS performs at BROADWAY SESSIONS, and SHOES AND BAGGAGE begins off-Broadway

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BWW's On This Day - May 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Curve to stage Grease and The Twits this Christmas by Georgia Snow

Leicester’s Curve is to stage a new production of Grease as part of its forthcoming season. A reimagining of The Importance of

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Arts are ‘untapped resource’ in war on climate change, says charity chief by Georgia Snow

The head of environmental charity Julie’s Bicycle has claimed that the arts are a “chronically untapped resource” in combating climate change. Speaking

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Ben Power: Legacy of Temporary Theatre is ‘ingrained’ in NT programming by David Hutchison

Riskier and more experimental will be staged at the National Theatre thanks to the legacy of its Temporary Theatre, according to the

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Theatre News: New UK production of Grease leads Curve's next season

The T-Birds and Pink Ladies will be in town this Christmas

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Photos: In pictures: Jekyll & Hyde rehearsals at the Old Vic

Drew McOnie's production will open at the theatre later this month

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Almanac: Robertson Davies on Latin quotations by Terry Teachout

“I love Latin quotations. I suspect that nobody ever said anything in Latin which was above the level of barber shop philosophy, but it has a wondrous sonority.” Robertson Davies, The Pa…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Frankenstein, Royal Opera House, ballet review: 'Impressive confidence' by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

It's the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's new work and the first evening-length ballet he's made for The Royal Ballet

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FIRST LOOK – Lawrence After Arabia at Hampstead Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The world premiere of Howard Brenton’s Lawrence After Arabia opens tonight at the Hampstead Theatre directed by John Dove. We are pleased to bring you these great image…

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This ‘Romeo and Juliet’ features dancers who can act

“It’s my absolute favorite pointe ballet,” says Ariana Gonzalez, who plays Juliet opposite Derek Lauer in the role of Romeo.

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Exit Lines: "Waitress" by Robert Cashill

Review of the musical.

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'Romeo and Juliet' takes on local twist in Gaza performance by Fares Akram

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist....

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Emmy spotlight: Will ‘Grease: Live’ sing and dance its way to the top? by Rob Licuria

“Grease is the word, is the word that you heard, it’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning …” Admit it, you loved “Grease,” the 1978 classic movie musical based…

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The busiest festival PR? Chloe Nelkin takes 22 shows to Edinburgh Fringe in August by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

Are you interested in Edinburgh Fringe or starting to programme your events calendar? The lovely Chloe Nelkin has sent a useful little summary of the twenty-two shows that they are represent…

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Theatre News: New Orange Tree season announced

Two revivals and two premieres will feature as part of the season

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Theatre News: Rory Kinnear makes debut in new ENO Season

The actor will direct a world premiere as part of the line up

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Review: Frankenstein (Royal Opera House)

The Royal Ballet's artist in residence Liam Scarlett presents his first full-length work for the Royal Opera House main stage

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Casting Announced For Through The Mill by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Producers have announced that the three actresses from the original season at London Theatre Workshop will reprise their roles in the upcoming Southwark Playhouse season. The…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Today on Broadway: Thursday, May 5, 2016 by James Marino

ToB: @RobMcClure joins @RottenBroadway, @Astaire_Awards Noms, & More! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the …

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Exclusive: Royal Alex to shut this month for $2.5 million facelift and reopen in November by Martin Knelman - Entertainment Columnist

Reno will include replacing the seats, and getting rid of some to make more legroom.

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Country Musical To Open At Queen’s Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch will premiere Romford Rose, a new country musical by playwright Christopher Bond and composer Jo Collins. Rose is 18 today, it’s party …

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An Enemy of the People, Chichester Festival Theatre by Bella Todd

If Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes were (a lot) more like Ibsen, our national viewing habits would be in good hands. But then, as the hero of ‘An Enemy of the People’ discovers, pr…

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Arts education biggest worry for theatre industry, survey reveals by Georgia Snow

Concerns about the future of arts in education is the most pressing issue for the sector, a new survey suggests. Small-scale touring,

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Blogs: Sarah Crompton: How long is too long?

Sarah Crompton asks whether our appetite for short shows means we are losing out on the gradual unfolding of a play

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What are theatre’s hopes and fears for the next 10 years? by David Brownlee

How are we feeling as a sector? Optimistic about the opportunities ahead for theatre? Worried about current pressures and long-term trends? Do

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Steven Hadley: Why should the Arts Council fund ballet and not hip hop? by Steven Hadley

Why do we want more people to go the theatre? Why is audience development so important for arts and cultural organisations? There

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Alistair Smith: Are West End prices corrupt? by Alistair Smith

Is Jamie Lloyd right? Are ticket prices in the West End corrupt? When you speak to any producer, they speak of the need to keep theatre

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Why we’re all hat stands now: Having more than one job in theatre by Chris Hislop

I have no facts to back it up, but everyone seems to multi-task. I myself have held any number of different theatre jobs – I’m primarily known as a publicist these days, but I began my c…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Little Shop of Horrors: Photo Feature by Erin James

Little Shop of Horrors, starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, opens in Melbourne tonight for a limited three week run at the Comedy Theatre. Produced by Luckiest Productions and Tinderbo…

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Marcia Ragonetti triumphs in "Sunset Boulevard" at Vintage Theatre by Joanne Ostrow

Poor Norma Desmond. Deluded, deranged, forgotten by her legions of long-ago fans. In Vintage Theatre's elaborate production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber warhorse "Sunset Boulevard," Norma is w…

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Smuin Ballet premieres ‘Oasis’ by Leslie Katz

After a four-year drought relieved by a season of El Niño rain, what could be more appropriate than a new ballet by a California native, with a score composed by » The post Smuin Balle…

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Starting A Theatre Company From Scratch – Episode 1 by Helena Payne

By Helena Payne Helena Payne is starting out on an awfully big adventure to start a theatre company. We asked her to document her journey. Episode 1: I have a cunning plan, m’lord! How do …

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Mark Shenton’s theatre picks: May 5 by Mark Shenton

A busy night on May 5 sees critics in London pulled three ways – to a new musical at the Park Theatre,

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Matt Trueman: Theatre isn’t just for white, middle-class critics like me by Matt Trueman

Are critics an obstacle to new audiences? As theatre looks to broaden its appeal, to diversify not just itself but its audience,

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Susan Elkin: Why aren’t we putting technical theatre centre stage? by Susan Elkin

Technical theatre is invisible. It’s the swan’s busy, muscular, webbed feet paddling along beneath the surface, underpinning the calm, apparently effortless bird

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE – Chichester Festival Theatre by Matt Merritt

Hugh Bonneville, making a long-awaited return to the stage, plays the role of Dr Stockmann to perfection with a mix of zealous need to do what is right and just a touch of egotistically need…

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Country Cutie Cam Counting Down to Her Wedding by Young Hollywood

Country Cutie Cam Counting Down to Her Wedding YH catches up with rising country star and actual ray of sunshine Cam at the American Country Countdown Awards where she is slated to perform n…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Rory O'Malley & NERDS Cast Set for Tonight's BROADWAY SESSIONS by BroadwayWorld

Tonight, May 5th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes Rory O'Malley Bill Gates, Bryan Fenkart Steve Jobs and cast members from the ill-fated Broadway musical to be, NERDS. Cast members will perform m…

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Photo Flash: The Rockettes and Mia Michaels Rehearse for NEW YORK SPECTACULAR, Coming to Radio City This Summer by BroadwayWorld

Step into summer and get a first look of NEW YORK SPECTACULAR Starring The Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, as the Radio City Rockettes rehearse numbers from their upcoming producti…

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Theater News: New Jersey Repertory Company Gets Involved With Villainous Company

The New Jersey premiere of Victor L. Cahn's play begins this evening.

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Interviews: With a 2016 Tony Nomination, Jeff Daniels Sprints the Marathon of Blackbird

After nine years, Daniels returns to David Harrower's intense play, this time on Broadway.

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Theater News: New Musical Eastside Heartbeats Set to Begin Los Angeles Run

Performances of the rock 'n' roll musical start tonight at Casa 0101 Theater.

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The Sound of Music confirmed for Perth season, 2016 by Erin James

The Sound of Music will be heading to Perth later this year as the final stop in its national tour. The show opened at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in late 2015 and recently completed a …

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Meet the Cast of Rockville Little Theatre’s ‘Our Town’: Part 4: Tracy Husted by Joel Markowitz

In Part Four of a series of interviews with the cast of Rockville Little Theatre’s Our Town, meet Tracy Husted. Please introduce yourself and tell where local theatre goers have seen …

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Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Enjoys Happy Days, Opening Tonight by Andrew Gans

The acclaimed actress stars in Samuel Beckett's two-hander.

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Meet Your 2016 Tony Awards Host: James Corden by Michael Giola

What to expect when The Late Late Show host and Tony-winner himself takes the driver’s seat as host of the 70th Annual Tony Awards.

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Listen to Broadway’s Greatest Hits of Motherhood by Ruthie Fierberg

Give your mom the gift of music this Mother’s Day with our latest Playbill Mixtape.

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Dance preview: Stephen Petronio pays homage to some of dance’s greatest influences by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Many of us have meandered among the floating metallic pillows in the “Silver Clouds” exhibit on the fifth floor of The Andy Warhol Museum, an early example of interactive art.

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