Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

'Honeymoon in Vegas' announces Broadway closing by Ronni Reich

The show, which began its life at the Paper Mill Playhouse, folds April 5

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Ballet Dancers Leap Into Instagram, Commerce

For centuries, ballet was all about presenting its glittering, performance-ready side. Then came Instagram.

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Broadway's 'Honeymoon in Vegas' will close this Sunday by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The honeymoon between "Honeymoon in Vegas" and Broadway is over. Even Elvis couldn't save them....

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Why Disney needs to stop remaking all its movies by Gregory E. Miller

When “Mulan” was released in the summer of 1998, it instantly became my favorite Disney movie. In the following months, rarely did any cassette tape other than the film’s soundtrack...

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Broadway Actors Break the Mold

The Miscast gala is the can’t-miss event of the season for musical-theater nerds. This year’s highlights include Annaleigh Ashford in a silver unitard and Andrew Rannells singing ‘Mead…

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Review: Oppenheimer (Vaudeville Theatre)

'A deeply thought-provoking, compelling and important new work'

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Past and place haunt 'Our Bad Magnet' by Nina Metz

"Well, you know what they say," a guy observes in Douglas Maxwell's story of three childhood pals, "you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family."

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)

An offer they can't refuse by Lyn Gardner

Would you go to see a 15-minute version of The Godfather commissioned by Pizza Express? Lyn Gardner on why theatre companies are taking the corporate shilling Continue reading...

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Sweeney Todd review – Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in razor-sharp thriller by Michael Billington

Coliseum, LondonStephen Sondheim’s bloodstained musical about the demon barber gets an adventurous outing at ENO First seen in New York in 2014, this semi-staged version of Stephen Sondhei…

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Cast sought for ‘The Other Place’ at the Dover Little Theatre

The Dover Little Theatre, 69 Elliott St., will be holding auditions for “The Other Place,” on Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

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Oppenheimer, RSC, Vaudeville by Demetrios Matheou

“Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” J Robert Oppenheimer’s quote from Hindu scripture is often used to signify the scientist’s rueful realisation of what he had created…

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Theatre News: Exclusive: Les Mis announces pioneering 'sing-a-long' performance

The cast of the West End longrunner really will hear the people sing

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Photos: New pics released of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters

The show at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is directed by Sam Mendes

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Imelda Staunton: 'Why would you want fame?' by Dominic Cavendish

Imelda Staunton tells Dominic Cavendish she has no time for adulation.

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Honour Bayes: A brief history of theatrical propaganda by Honour Bayes

Last week Richard III was reinterred into Leicester Cathedral with all the pomp and circumstance one would expect for our own Queen.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

BREAKING NEWS: Former One Directioner Zayn Malik to star in The Phantom of the Opera?

Former star of One Direction, Zayn Malik slated to star in Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, London

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AEA Wins Koch Brothers’ Astroturf Award by Jason Rohrer

  Bitter Lemons learned early this morning that Actors’ Equity Association President Nick Wyman and Executive Director Mary McColl have jointly received a coveted honor from inter…

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Infographic: Optimal Image Sizes For All The Social Networks by Samantha Teter

I bet I spend a few hours a month just resizing photos for our website and social media accounts. Oftentimes, many managers might just use a photo that’s already been resized for somet…

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Competition: Win tickets to Let It Be by The Stage

International sensation Let It Be is now playing at London’s Garrick Theatre. Seen by over one million people worldwide, Let It Be is jam-packed

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Sweeney Todd, English National Opera, review: 'a whacking great banquet' by Rupert Christiansen

Stars Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson were a pleasure to watch

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Adam Riches on Bill Murray: ‘Ghostbusters made me want to be funny’ by Adam Riches

If Kevin Spacey looks like the guy who knows the punchline to the world’s greatest joke, then it must be Bill Murray who whispered it in his earMan, I love Bill Murray.I couldn’t think o…

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Exit Hugh Jackman, Enter Josephine Baker: Cush Jumbo’s Changing Times by Jeremy Gerard

One of the many things I never knew until I saw Cush Jumbo’s show Josephine And I is that Josephine Baker sang Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changin'” at Carnegie…

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Mark Shenton: A few of my favourite actors by Mark Shenton

I’ve already gone to some lengths — well, three columns’ worth — to identify some of my favourite working musical theatre actors

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

New Production Photos Of Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel In ENO's SWEENEY TODD by Pat Cerasaro

Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel bring SWEENEY TODD back home to London

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Lady Gaga to Sing From Sondheim's Newest at the Tonys by Michael Dale

Lady Gaga will be introducing two songs from the score of Stephen Sondheim and David Ives' new musical in development at the 2015 Tony Awards.

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SOUND OFF Special Edition: Ease On Down The Road! 10 Fabulous Features Of THE WIZ, 2015's Live NBC Musical by Pat Cerasaro

This week it was announced that NBC would be following up its successful broadcasts of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE and PETER PAN LIVE with an all-star new production of popular 1970s RampB music…

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Olympia Dukakis, Bill Irwin & Carey Perloff Set for 'Why Theater Matters' Panel at 92Y Tonight by BroadwayWorld

A panel of theater's great advocates and innovators-Carey Perloff, artistic director of San Francisco's legendary American Conservatory Theater, whose new book is Beautiful Chaos the multipl…

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Hilary Mantel Signs Books at Broadway's WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 This Month by BroadwayWorld

Dame Hilary Mantel, the double Man Booker Prize winner for her acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, as well as the author of the Broadway production Wolf Hall Parts 1 amp 2, i…

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DVR Alert: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Performs on Today's LIVE by TV News Desk

Nationally-syndicated morning talk show 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' has announced that today, April 1, 2015 - Kelly and guet co-host Mark Consuelos will sit down with VANESSA HUDGENS to ta…

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Living on Love, Starring Renee Fleming & Jerry O’Connell, Begins Performances on Broadway by

Renée Fleming, Jerry O’Connell, Douglas Sills, Anna Chlumsky and more start previews in Living on Love on April 1. The Joe DiPietro comedy, directed by Kathleen Marshall, will o…

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Lisa D’Amour's Airline Highway Starts Previews on Broadway by

Lisa D’Amour's Airline Highway begins performances at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 1. Directed by Joe Mantello, Manhattan Theatre Club’s presentati…

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Interviews: After a Year and a Tony Award, Lena Hall Says Goodbye to Yitzhak and Hedwig

Four Hedwigs and countless quick changes later, Hall departs the production on April 4.

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Interviews: Doctor Zhivago's Four Young Stars Add Some Revelry to Revolutionary Russia

Not even an army of Cossacks could keep these kids from having a blast on Broadway.

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Interviews: Veep Star Anna Chlumsky Is Living on Love on Broadway

The Emmy nominee takes on her second Broadway show this year.

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Enter by Tomorrow-Thursday 4/2 at Noon-to Win Two Pairs of Tickets to Bob McDonald’s Cabaret at Strathmore’s New AMP This Saturday, April 4th at 8 by Guest Author

We Are Giving Away 2 Pairs of Tickets to: BOB MCDONALD’S CABARET THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015 AT 8 PM AT  STRATHMORE’S NEW  AMP 11810 Grand Park Avenue Suite 400 North Bethesda…

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MICF: Avenue Q by Anne-Marie Peard

Avenue Q is Trifle Theatre Company’s first show. It’s already sold out, so it sucks to be you if you didn’t book a ticket. There’s not much left to say when there ar…

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A Cellist Discovers Superpowers From His Bow in Premiere of Rock Musical Lizard Boy, Opening Tonight by Michael Gioia

Seattle Repertory Theatre's production of Lizard Boy, a world-premiere rock musical written and performed by Seattle native Justin Huertas, officially opens April 1 on the L…

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Their Favorite Things: Broadway and “Kimmy Schmidt” Star Tituss Burgess Shares His Theatregoing Expe by Andrew Gans's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audi…

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“Newsies” Meet the Newsies at Special Movie Screening, Uniting Stars from Stage and Screen, Tonight by Michael Gioia

A showing of the 1992 Disney film "Newsies," attended by original cast members from the film as well as stars of the Broadway musical's national tour, is held April 1 at the El…

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Airline Highway, Set in New Orleans Burlesque, Begins on Broadway Tonight by Carey Purcell, Robert Viagas

Lisa D’Amour's Airline Highway, a story set in the world of New Orleans burlesque, begins performances on Broadway April 1 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Off-Broadway Revival of 39 Steps Begins Tonight with Original Team by Olivia Clement

The Off-Broadway return of Patrick Barlow's Tony Award-nominated comedy 39 Steps begins performances April 1 prior to an official opening April 13 at the Union Square Th…

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Rene Fleming Is Living on Love, Starting Tonight on Broadway by Andrew Gans

The new comedy Living on Love, penned by Tony winner Joe DiPietro, begins previews at Broadway's Longacre Theatre 8 PM April 1 prior to an official opening April 20.

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“Sexily Disturbing” Rap and Horror Show Begins Tonight Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Animal Parts presents Revenge of the Popinjay at Dixon Place in downtown New York beginning April 1. Created by Anthony Johnston, the experimental theatrical piece explores LGBT the…

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Nighy in Navy: Skylight Star Bill Nighy on Broadway and Blue Suits by Robert Simonson

It's been almost a decade since Bill Nighy has appeared on Broadway, but the leading man is back: back to acting on Broadway, back to working with David Hare and back to starring in Sky…

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New Play by “Wonder Years” Star Begins Tonight Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The new play Dinner with the Boys, by Dan Lauria, most famous for playing the role of father Jack Arnold in "The Wonder Years," makes its Off-Broadway debut April 1.

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Interactive and Gender-Bending Macbeth Begins Tonight by Olivia Clement

The Manhattan Shakespeare Project presents the world premiere of Macbeth: The Unsex Me Here Project, in which audiences are able to decide which actors portray which iconic character from th…

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Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: April 1 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1918 Actor-manager Henry Miller opens his theatre in New York City. It's designed to seat 1,000 spectators and capable of handling the latest staging innovations. In 1998 the theatre…

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