Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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EXCLUSIVE: Ladies of The Hunchback of Notre Dame Share Fave Costumes, Have “Shake It Off” Dance Part

The Hunchback of Notre Dame cast members Samantha Massell, Nora Menken, Beth Kirkpatrick and Anise Ritchie took Playbill backstage to show off their favorite (and sometimes most challenging!…

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Ariana DeBose Awes With Amazing 'Ladies Who Lunch' At 54 Below SONDHEIMAS by Pat Cerasaro

A Sondheim classic gets spectacularly reinvented

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Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Rex Smith and More Celebrate Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary in New Haven by BroadwayWorld

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, New Haven's historic Shubert Theatre celebrated with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21. This exclusive evening included an elegant sit-down dinner…

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Photo Flash: First Look at David O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's THE GOOD BOOK at Court Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the World Premiere of The Good Book by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, directed by Lisa Peters…

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Fuse Concert Review: Andris Nelsons conducts Gandolfi and Mahler by Jonathan Blumhofer

Ascending Light is, by far, the most serious orchestral score of Gandolfi’s I’ve heard and it succeeds to a considerable extent thanks to its expressive honesty.

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St. Louis Shakespeare completes the canon with 'Blood Reigns'

Only six other troupes in the United States can say the same.

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'Get Hard' is raunchy, outrageous, but still feels a little too safe

Chemistry is one of the most important things in comedy. How two leads play off of one another can mean life or death as far as laughs are concerned.

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Best Bets: Willie Nelson, African Film Festival and more

Our staff list the best events in the week ahead, including MADCO's "Double Date" and "The Sing-Off Live Tour."

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Streisand the main event in Old Globe's 'Cellar' by James Hebert

Preview: Solo comedy rooted in story of Barbra's real-life private mall.

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The other “Barber of Seville” offering – Los Angeles opera report by Jeffrey Roberts

In my recent review of LA Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro, I lamented that the company had missed an opportunity by not doing Giovanni Paisiello’s adaptation of The Barber of Seville as p…

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Latest theater review for Stage Raw – “Thieves” – Los Angeles theater review by Pauline Adamek

Dear readers and #LAThtr aficionadi, Here follows my latest review for the critical website Stage Raw — which contains current arts and theater coverage from our intrepid team of journalis…

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Odds & Ends: Jake Gyllenhaal Fights for Oona Laurence in Southpaw Trailer, Kelli O'Hara's Mix-Up & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Jake Gyllenhaal Fights for Oona Laurence in Southpaw Trailer Broadway alum Jake Gyllenhaal’s movie Southpaw,…

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Dan Danielowski Is Timber Lake Playhouse’s New Executive Director by American Theatre Editors

With its summer season just a few months away, a new leader joins the team at the Illinois theatre.

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Circus Center Names a Real Clown, Steve Smith, as Its New Creative Director by American Theatre Editors

The longtime Ringling Bros. performer will take give counsel on Circus Center's programming and productions.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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The Hypocrites Bring Back ‘All Our Tragic,’ ‘Burning Bluebeard,’ and More in 2015–16 Season by American Theatre Editors

The troupe's 19th season also includes the Chicago premiere of 'American Idiot' and the return of 'ADDING MACHINE: A Musical.'

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Sound Advice: "On the Town" Broadway Revival Cast Recording by Rob Lester

It's only taken seventy years for On the Town to get a truly complete recording by a cast who had lived in the roles through an actual run of a production.

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Off-Broadway Review: ‘Churchill’ at New World Stages by Jeff Myhre

The one-actor show about a world historic person has proved itself a healthy genre over the years. Through this form of theatre, we have recently met the likes of Vince Lombardi and Lyndon J…

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The nuts and bolts (and a few screws too) of a Broadway Budget. by Ken Davenport

Since I started blogging six years ago, I’ve received countless emails from folks around the world asking for information about Broadway budgets. “Can I see one?” “Ho…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: HENRY IV, PART I (Antaeus Theater) by Jesse Herwitz

ON HENRY AND HISTORY Henry IV Part 1 opens with a lengthy speech delivered by King Henry IV himself: “So shaken are we, so wan with care…” begins James Sutorius, one of the double-cas…

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Chicago Theater Review: OUR BAD MAGNET (Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. at Angel Island) by Lawrence Bommer

MALE DISBONDING Friendship tests us in ways we never signed up for: Plays about it task us by making us measure what we would do when the characters’ choices come too close for comfort. …

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Nothing like a dame: The splendor of Helen Mirren

And so, we are granted an audience.But how to address the reigning queen, literally, of Broadway, and goddess of film and PBS police procedural? To call her Dame Helen seems simultaneously t…

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Veterans’ stories come to life on stage by Tenley Woodman, Tenley Woodman

“BASETRACK Live” might make people uncomfortable, but star Tyler La Marr said that’s OK.The multimedia theater production, at the Carling-­Sorenson Theater at Babson College tonight, …

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Shakespeare's Globe theaters sets stage for new funding for culture

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - William Shakespeare's Globe theaters is taking on a new role as a financial trail-blazer by seeking to tap into a form of funding dominated to date by…

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Neil Diamond performs concert in Brooklyn: review by Jim Farber

Sometimes it takes years for a song to find its proper setting.

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Annie Lennox delivers ‘Nostalgia’ on PBS by Jim Farber

Annie Lennox covers American classics on album and PBS performance.

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Out of Carey Perloff's 'Chaos' comes theatrical harmony by Charles McNulty

Carey Perloff talks about the challenges confronting the American theater.

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Broadway Composer Jeanine Tesori On ‘Fun Home,’ Change & The Public Theater by Jeremy Gerard

Tonight’s the night Broadway gets a look at Fun Home, possibly the first Tony-eligible musical based on a graphic memoir, and certainly one of the most beautiful new shows we’ll…

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 21-27 by BroadwayWorld

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highligh…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses Bootleggers on Tumblr: 'We're going to make a really good recording of the show this summer' by BroadwayWorld

Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recently went to Tumblr to address buzz about bootlegs of the show. He writes

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Mark Morris masterpiece ‘L’Allegro’ airs on PBS tonight by Sarah Kaufman

One of the happiest, most uplifting and imaginative dance productions will air on PBS’s “Great Performances” at 9 p.m. tonight: Mark Morris’ “L”Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Modera…

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Throw Down! Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Tumblr Post Seeking Illegal Hamilton Bootleg by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose musical Hamilton is currently playing an acclaimed Off-Broadway engagement prior to its Broadway transfer this summer, is politely asking …

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Spring is Here? – April Cabaret Listings 2015 by Sandi Durell

    By: Sandi Durell It’s taking a long time for the weather to catch up with the calendar but I think it’s finally around the corner! That elusive thing... The post Spring is …

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Out of Carey Perloff's 'Chaos' comes theatrical harmony by Charles McNulty

Carey Perloff, now in her 23rd season as artistic director of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, doesn't mince words when talking about the challenges confronting the American th…

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Billie Joe Armstrong musical coming to Geffen Playhouse in September by David Ng

The latest stage musical from Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will have its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in September, the Los Angeles theater company announced on Th…

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How to Write for the Rockettes by Michael Schulman

The playwright Joshua Harmon is thirty-one years old and currently in his third year at Juilliard. He lives on the Upper West Side, because Wendy Wasserstein lived there, too. The first play…

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Pursuing Our True Self: Will Eno’s GNIT by Ryan Pointer

Sam French's Marketing Director chats about Will Eno's GNIT - and why it's not your mom’s translation of Peer Gynt. The post Pursuing Our True Self: Will Eno’s GNIT appeared first o…

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Making the Sets for 'On the 20th Century'

Art Deco themes, detailed models and hours of research went into the sets for the Broadway revival “On the 20th Century.” The “world of glamour and zaniness” was created by designer …

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Broadway's Forgotten Jazzman

Why do so few people know about Cy Coleman, the man behind ‘Witchcraft,’ ‘Big Spender’ and numerous other blue-chip standards?

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Review of 'After the Revolution': Amy Herzog's Second Coming

Tensions flare in the Joseph family after it’s revealed that its patriarch spied for the Russians in Amy Herzog’s play about the corrosive nature of power and dishonesty.

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Review: Rockettes shine in messy spring homage to New York by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The "New York Spring Spectacular" has arrived and it's one show this season that definitely lives up to its name - spec-ta-cu-lar....

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Billie Joe Armstrong musical comes to Atlantic Theater Co. by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Green Day front man and "American Idiot" co-creator Billie Joe Armstrong's new musical, the final installment of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy and the world prem…

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Performances of 'Stomp' canceled after building collapse by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Five performances of the propulsive show "Stomp" have been cancelled following an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village....

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Bill Clinton's 'flaws' the subject of off-Broadway musical by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton are going back to the White House this spring - onstage, that is....

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Koresh Dance Company shines in a moving 'Aftershock'

It's hard to believe Koresh Dance Company has been performing on Philly boards for almost 25 years. Harder still to think Melissa Rector still shines in every performance since 1991. And har…

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This 'Dirty Dancing' a faded nostalgia trip

Remember Baby's thrilling run and Johnny's spectacular lift at the end of the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing? Well, onstage, in this national touring production at the Academy of Music, there's no…

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Opening Night Spring Spectacular-Radio City Photos by Sandi Durell

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Billie Joe Armstrong musical due off-Broadway

New Atlantic Theater Company season to feature Billie Joe Armstrong, Harold Prince.        

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'Spring' brings rain, and shine, to Radio City

Radio City Music Hall's 'New York Spring Spectacular' summons 500 gallons of "rain."        

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'The Sound of Music' turns 50

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer attend the TCM Classic Film Festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the much loved musical, 'The Sound Of Music,' and reflect on why they think it…

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Meryl Streep Will Battle for Women’s Rights in New Film “Suffragette” by Robert Viagas

Take heart, for Mrs. Pankhurst will be clapped in irons again! Meryl Streep will play the early 20th century firebrand British campaigner for women's right to vote in the new film "…

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Yale's Rep's 'Caucasian Chalk Circle' Refreshing, Frantically Funny by Christopher Arnott

Young playwrights who think they're edgy and modern because they use sharp language, expressionistic techniques, brash political posturing, harsh urban settings and outrageous humor in the m…

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EXCLUSIVE: Ciara Rene Transforms into The Hunchback of Notre Dame’s Esmeralda

Ciara Renée opened her dressing room door at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse to offer a peek as she prepped hair and makeup for her character Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.…

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Dinner & Drinks: Chelsea by Ben Coleman

In our Dinner & Drinks series, Lit Associate Ben Coleman tells you which restaurants and bars to hit up pre and post-show. Whether you're flying solo, impressing a date, or having Mom a…

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Final Bow: Final Bow: Cabaret Kit Kat Girl Kristin Olness Looks Back on Two Runs With Alan Cumming

Olness played Helga in 1998, when Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's revival was first seen on Broadway, then reprised her role in the 2014 remount.

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Theater News: Burgess Clark Earns Tony Nomination for Excellence in Arts Education

Boston Children's Theatre's executive artistic director is up for the first Tony Award of its kind.

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Steven Leigh Morris Christens Los Angeles Theater’s New Generation of Leaders “The Watchful Ones” by Colin Mitchell

Hope Uncle Steven doesn’t mind but this was such a personal and thoughtful little post I saw on the Facebook wire that I had to share it with the LemonHeadNation: As one of the elder s…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- DISGRACED's Karen Pittman by Bww Staff

In this week's edition, we caught up with Karen Pittman, who most recently starred on Broadway in Disgraced, which recently closed at the Lyceum Theatre.

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Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party of A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN by Stephen Sorokoff

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre 227 W. 42nd Street. An Emmy Award-winning actress and s…

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR! by Walter McBride

MSG Entertainment MSGE welcomes a brand new production at Radio City Music Hall, New York Spring Spectacular, presented by Chase. This awe-inspiring theatrical Spectacular, which is jointly …

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VIDEO: Kenneth Branagh Ranks Disney Princesses on LATE NIGHT by TV News Desk

CINDERELLA director Kenneth Brangh stopped by NBC's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to offer his definitive ranking of Belle, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty and more Disney princesses.

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BWW Personality Quiz: Are You Andrew Lloyd Webber or Stephen Sondheim? by Louisa Brady

This week's quiz will determine whether you are more of an Andrew Lloyd Webber or a Stephen Sondheim.

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Rialto Chatter Exclusive: BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Aiming for 2016 Premiere; Rundgren Joins Team? by Rialto Chatter

First announced back in 2009, BroadwayWorld.com has learned some updates today about the long gestating Bat Out of Hell, the Musical.

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Tomorrow: Prohibition Saturday w/ the Avalon Jazz Band by Trav S.D.

Filed under: Burlesk, Contemporary Variety, Dixieland & Early Jazz, FOOD & DRINK CULTURE, Jazz (miscellaneous), Music, PLUGS Tagged: Avalon Jazz band, Gansevoort Park Rooftop, Prohib…

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In Case You Missed It: Equity News Heats Up Out West and George Costanza’s Coming to Broadway by Robert Simonson

Actors, they are a funny lot. During an era when most unions are crippled by government action and the lobbyist efforts of well-funded corporate interests, stage performers are still rat…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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ArtsBeat: Audra McDonald Takes to Twitter to Criticize Indiana Law by Michael Paulson

Ms. McDonald, the winningest actress in Broadway history criticized the passage of a law in Indiana that would allow businesses citing religious objections to deny service for same-sex weddi…

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Orquesta en su casa: LPA at Casita Maria by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

RCA Victor catalogue promoting Mexican early sound film star Libertad Lamarque. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound As well as being a research center for The New York Public…

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Photo Exclusive: One Final Spin Backstage at Cabaret Before the Kit Kat Klub Closes Its Doors by Matthew Blank

The Broadway remount of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret, starring Tony-winning Emcee Alan Cumming, plays its final performance Mar…

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Photos: Laura Carmichael and Jessica Raine among guests at The Three Lions press night

The TV stars joined David Beckham, Prince William and David Cameron for opening night of the Edinburgh hit's London transfer

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Woody Regan and Delphi Harrington ‘Cowardly Swan’ by Sandi Durell

  Two old pros in a delightfully witty program of songs by Coward and Flanders & Swann.     By Joel Benjamin   When two old pros get together to... The post Woody Reg…

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Bonnie & Clyde Star Set for Developmental Run of Rocket Boys Musical by Andrew Gans

Melissa Van Der Schyff, who has been seen on Broadway in Bonnie & Clyde and Big River, will play the role of Elsie Hickam in the developmental run of the new musical Rocket Boys, whi…

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‘Stomp’ Cancels Performances From March 27 to March 29 by Dcontray

Stomp, has cancelled performances from March 27 through 29. The show’s theater, located in Manhattan’s East Village, is located directly across from the site of a building collap…

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Plans New Shakespeare “Rip-Off” Musical Off-Broadway by Robert Viagas

Billie Joe Armstrong of the rock group Green Day got a taste of Broadway with his 2010 musical American Idiot. Armstrong is scheduled to return to the world of theatre this fall with his lat…

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Ain’t Nothin’ Like A Strong Woman by Leyla Gentil

A strong woman with a goal is a force to be reckoned with. Within the five plays below, a woman challenges norms and ask the questions that need to be asked, sometimes without knowledge that…

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Stomp Cancels More Performances After East Village Building Explosion by Broadway.com

Stomp has canceled further performances at the Orpheum Theatre following the explosion and fire in the East Village on March 26. The off-Broadway production will no longer play on March…

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The Fans Have Spoken! Broadway.com Readers Rank Their Top 10 Favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals by Broadway.com

Legendary Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrated a big birthday last week—and instead of buying him a cake, we got him a Culturalist challenge! We wanted to know which Andrew…

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The Rise and Fall of...Lyndsey Anderson by Michael Block

Name: Lyndsey Anderson           Hometown: The simple answer is I’m a Southern girl with a Midwest adolescence and a Brooklyn adulthood.   Education: B.A. The…

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Veteran actor Tony Roberts pens memoir, stars in ‘Carousel’ at Lyric Opera by Miriam Di Nunzio

Veteran film and Broadway actor Tony Roberts has arrived in Chicago to join the cast ... The post Veteran actor Tony Roberts pens memoir, stars in ‘Carousel’ at Lyric Opera appea…

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Skylight by Doug Marino

I've only seen one other British playwright David Hare play, The Vertical Hour, and ironically it stared the same leading man.  This must mean something.  This play, Skyl…

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Williamstown Theatre Festival Creates New Commissioning Programs by American Theatre Editors

Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer will receive the inaugural commissions.

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With One Simple Tap of the Hammer This Jewel “Trevor” Becomes a Gem by Colin Mitchell

Cut the last scene. That’s it. Just cut the last scene. Completely. Gone. Out. See ya. Don’t modify it, don’t re-write it, don’t re-work it. Cut it. Completely. Never…

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From canvas to stage by Celia Wren

A wealth of meaning can accrue in 20 minutes: Just consider the seven-dancer image that begins and ends “Picasso Dances,” a new work by choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess that had its p…

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Box Office for 39 STEPS Off-Broadway Now Open by BroadwayWorld

The box office officially opened today for the two-time Tony Award winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps at the Union Square Theatre 100 East 17th Street, with previews beginning on Aprils F…

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Breaking News: Bernadette Peters to Record ELOISE for New Book Combo by BroadwayWorld

It's Eloise's sixtieth birthday-though she's still not a day over six. It was just announced that fans of the series can now celebrate the original classic storybook with a CD narrated by Br…

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VIDEO: First Look - Patrick Stewart Stars in Starz Live Action Series BLUNT TALK by TV News Desk

The STARZ Original series Blunt Talk released a first look teaser of the 10-episode first season of the half-hour scripted comedy series from MRC and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, …

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STAGE TUBE: 6-Year-Old Theatre Critic Iain Armitage on the Art of Collecting Playbills! by Stage Tube

He's at it again Six-year-old theatre critic Iain Armitage is back with another video, this time detailing the art of collecting Playbills. Check out what he has to say below

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BWW Interview: Emily Skeggs Talks FUN HOME's Humor and Universal Relatability by David Clarke

The Bechdel family is moving into Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. To get the inside scoop on the highly-anticpated Broadway transfer from The Public Theater, BroadwayWorld chatted w…

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Ayr Gaiety Theatre secures extra £590k towards £2.4m refurb by Thom Dibdin

Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre has taken a step toward a major refurbishment, due to start in February 2016, with a £500,000 loan from

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Harvey Weinstein Kicks Things Up At Radio City Music Hall by Jeremy Gerard

The genius of Harvey Weinstein’s New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall is that he and his sly collaborators — Diane Paulus (Pippin), Randy Weiner (Queen Of The N…

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Susan Elkin: Making auditions worth the fee by Susan Elkin

I recently used one of my online columns for The Stage to raise some serious concerns about the drama school audition process.

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Film News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Film

McDonald would join Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, and Dan Stevens in the new film.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Cinderella’ at American Ballet Theatre at The Kennedy Center by Yvonne French

Just as the cherry blossoms come out, pure romance is in the air with Cinderella at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is performing this three-act…

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Atlantic Theater 2015–16 Season to Feature Harold Prince, Dominique Morisseau and Adam Rapp by American Theatre Editors

The New York City theatre celebrates its 30th season with a mix of new plays and musicals, including two world premieres.

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John & Jen Revival to Get Cast Album by Robert Viagas

The Off-Broadway revival of Andrew Lippa's musical John & Jen closes April 4, but two days later will head into the recording studio to make a new cast album of the 1995 musical.

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Tommy to Peron; Celebrating the Stage Work of Michael Cerveris, Who Returns to B by Matthew Blank

Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris returns to Broadway March 27 in the musical Fun Home. Playbill.com looks at his career on the New York stage thus far.

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'Adding Machine' and 'Menagerie' for The Hypocrites in 2015-16 by Johnny Oleksinski

The Hypocrites announced its 2015-16 season on Friday. A longer-than-usual lineup for this theater company, it features remounts of three popular productions of the past four years, plus a p…

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‘American Idiot,’ ‘Glass Menagerie’ set for Hypocrites 2015-2016 season by Miriam Di Nunzio

A world premiere and returning favorites are on the bill for The Hypocrites’ 2015-2016, boasting ... The post ‘American Idiot,’ ‘Glass Menagerie’ set for Hypocr…

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Photo Call: Ral Esparza, Kelli O’Hara, Harry Belafonte, Chris Matthew, Follies Castmates Honor Broad by Matthew Blank

Broadway stars such as Kelli O'Hara and Phyllis Newman celebrated late Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen in A Tribute to Polly Bergen March 26 on B…

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‘Fun Home’ Announces Exclusive Mobile Lottery; Previews Begin Tonight by Broadway's Best Shows

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical that begins previews Friday night, March 27, announced today an exclusive mobile lottery partnership with TodayTix. With musi…

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Patricia Clarkson weathers the craft of acting by Richard Ouzounian

Actress needed mental and physical strength to film Ruba Nadda’s October Gale.

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HOW TO WEEKEND by Lily Mooney

(A man gave me advice about blogging. He said, first, that people reading your blog don’t actually want to read, ...

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Audra McDonald Negotiating to Join Disney’s Live-Action Beauty and the Beast by Adam Hetrick, Robert Viagas

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is in final negotiations to come aboard Disney's forthcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, according to the Hollywood Report…

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BWW Interview: Tessa Ferrer Makes the Screen-to-Stage Switch - From Checking Out of GREY'S ANATOMY & Into BUZZER at The Public by Tyler Peterson

With credits on two major networks to her name, Tessa Ferrer is now tackling the stage.

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Cynthia Nixon to Star in Lifetime's STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA, Premiering 5/2 by TV News Desk

Lifetime is set to premiere the film Stockholm, Pennsylvania StockholmPennsylvania on Saturday, May 2, at 8pm ETPT. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Saoirse Ronan Atonement, G…

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VIDEO: First Look - Jake Gyllenhaal Stars in New Boxing Drama SOUTHPAW by Movies News Desk

The Weinstein Company has released the first official trailer for the new boxing drama SOUTHPAW, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The film hits theaters on July 31st. Get a first look below

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Breaking: New Musicals by David Yazbek (Directed by Hal Prince!), Billie Joe Armstrong & More Coming to Atlantic Theatre Company in 2015-16 by BroadwayWorld

Atlantic Theater Company Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director has just announced five productions of its 30th Anniversary Season.

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Performances Resume Today at the Public Theater, After Shut Down Due to 2nd Ave. Fire by BroadwayWorld

As a result of poor air quality in the East Village yesterday due to the seven-alarm fire on 2nd Ave. evening performances at the Public Theater were cancelled, including concerts at Joe's P…

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Smith & Kraus Publishes Roundabout's PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company have announced that Smith amp Kraus has published the workshop edition of the new play, PROSPECT HIGH BROOKLYN, by Daniel Robert Sullivan and a team of New York Ci…

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Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie! by BroadwayWorld

This just in According to the Hollywood Reporter, Audra McDonald is in final talks to join the cast of Disney's upcoming remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The six-time Tony winner will take on…

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Photo Call: Exclusive! Legends Vanessa Redgrave and Jimmy Owens in Rehearsal For One-Night-Only “Las by Matthew Blank

Tony and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy, The Year of Magical Thinking) will perform a one-night-only staged reading of Michele Zackheim's novel "L…

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The Best of Jon Mullich’s 99 Seat Theater Cartoons by Colin Mitchell

These have just been too damn good to not highlight. Jon has been rolling them out at an extraordinary rate and he said it’d be fine to re-post them here at the Lemon. So we are. Enjoy…

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Jason Alexander Taking Over Lead in ‘Fish in the Dark’ by Dcontray

Tony winner Jason Alexander will take over for Larry David in Fish in the Dark when the author-star of the show departs the cast on June 7. Alexander, best known as the perpetually complaini…

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Tom Waits, Little Mermaid and Six-Hour Shakespeare Cycle Plays Slated for Chicago Shakespeare Season by Olivia Clement

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced its 2015-16 season. Included in the new season line-up are a musical re-imagining of The Tempest featuring music by To…

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Filichia Features: NOTRE DAME COMES TO NEW JERSEY by Peter Filichia

Victor Hugo is very much in place, but Victor, Hugo and Laverne are gone. We’re talking about one of the fundamental changes between the 1996 animated THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and the n…

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Shakespeare in Love Sets West End Closing Date; Is It Still Broadway-Aimed? by Imogen Lloyd Webber

You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die. London's Shakespeare in Love, after previously announcing it would shutter in April, has set its last performance for April 18 at the N…

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Atlantic Theater's 2015-16 Season to Include World Premiere of David Yazbek's The Band's Visit, Directed by Hal Prince by Ryan McPhee

The 2015-16 Atlantic Theater season—the company’s 30th anniversary—will include the world premiere of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ The Band’s Visit. Harold Pr…

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Michael Zegen & More to Join Jesse Eisenberg & Kunal Nayyar in The Spoils Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The complete cast is now set for the world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils. Joining previously announced stars Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar in the cast are Michael Zegen, Erin D…

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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which HBO Series Should Become a Musical? by Broadway.com

The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the awesome site that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Each week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic…

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Bonjour, Audra! Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Tapped for Disney's Live Action Beauty and the Beast by Ryan McPhee

Mama Broadway singing on the big screen? We’ll take it! Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is in final negotiations to appear in Disney’s forthcoming live action Beauty and the …

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Theater News: Bay Street Theater Announces Its Second Annual New Works Festival

A Charles Busch musical will continue its development at the Sag Harbor theater.

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Theater News: Full Casting Announced for The Spoils, Written by Jesse Eisenberg

The Oscar nominee also stars in the drama, along with The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar.

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Fire in the Theatre! Deconflating the Conflagration: Community, Finally by Jay McAdams

Fire in the Theatre! Deconflating the Conflagration: Community, Finally By Jay McAdams LA has never been known as a theatre town. At least not by folks in other cities. But we LA theatre-mak…

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Ariana DuBose Awes With Amazing 'Ladies Who Lunch' At 54 Below SONDHEIMAS by Pat Cerasaro

A Sondheim classic gets spectacularly reinvented

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Video of the Week: SOUTHPAW Trailer by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Check out the new trailer for the new boxing drama SOUTHPAW, starring Jake Gyllenhaal (MTC’s CONSTELLATIONS), Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, and former MATILDA star Oona Lau…

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Stage Portrait: Jason Biggs, Tracee Chimo, Elisabeth Moss and Bryce Pinkham in The Heidi Chronicles by Andrew Gans

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

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Idina Menzel Announces 2015 WORLD TOUR Dates! by BroadwayWorld

Dates have been announced for Idina Menzel's 2015 World Tour The Tony Award winner visit cities in Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and C…

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Date and Host Announced for 67th Primetime Emmy Awards by Andrew Gans

Emmy Award-winning producer Don Mischer and partners Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare will return as producers of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air live from the Nokia Theatr…

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Opera Singers, Wagner + Girl Pop = Girl Power Perfection by Sarah B. Roberts

Everything about this is awesome and full of girl power - mezzos and sopranos Ruby Hughes, Clara Mouriz, Charlotte Trepess, Elizabeth Watts and Kitty Whately, with the ladies of the BBC Phil…

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Helen Mirren, Matthew Morrison to Visit Next Week's TONIGHT SHOW by TV News Desk

NBC has announced that on Monday, March 30th, THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, along with Oscar Isaac and musical guest Wale with The Roots.

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ArtsBeat: Harold Prince to Direct a New Musical for the Atlantic Theater by Erik Piepenburg

The famed Broadway director will oversee an adaptation of “The Band’s Visit,” based on an Israeli film.

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VIDEO: ‘Clinton’ musical set to open on Broadway by Sun-Times

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press NEW YORK  — Bill and Hillary Clinton are going ... The post VIDEO: ‘Clinton’ musical set to open on Broadway appeared first on Chicago …

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‘Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’ at The George Washington University by John Stoltenberg

You’d be hard pressed to find a better theatrical catharsis for high school angst than Dog Sees God, Bert V. Royal’s funny/poignant reimagining of characters from the Peanuts comic strip…

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Brighton Fringe 2015 gets support of The Stage by The Stage

May 2015 will see the return of the Brighton Fringe, one of the largest arts festival in England, and this year The Stage will

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Skylight Star Carey Mulligan Chats On-Stage Spaghetti Bolognese Skills, Trips to Hooters & More by Ryan McPhee

Carey Mulligan is back on Broadway in Skylight, and not only is she acting up a storm, but she’s also cooking! The Oscar nominee stars opposite Bill Nighy and plays Kyra, who—amo…

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Watch Finding Neverland's Kelsey Grammer Talk 'Very Sharp' Broadway Audiences by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Kelsey Grammer has landed back on Broadway in Finding Neverland, and he appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on March 26 to talk about playing the dual roles of Charles Frohman and Captai…

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Globe-trotting singer Dom La Nena will touch down at Artisphere by Celia Wren

Brazilian-born singer and cellist Dom La Nena doesn’t second-guess inspiration. “I believe in the spontaneity of the moment, of the feeling, otherwise the song loses all the freshness,…

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VIDEO: ONCE Composer Glen Hansard Performs New Single on LETTERMAN by BroadwayWorld

Oscar winning musician Glen Hansard stopped by LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN to perform 'Being In Love,' from his new EP, 'It Was Triumph We Once Proposed... Songs of Jason Molina.'

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Hal Prince Will Stage New Musical World Premiere Next Season by Jeremy Gerard

The all-time Tony-wining champ (21) will direct The Band’s Visit for off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company next spring. It’s based on Eran Kolirin’s award-winning 2…

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NEWSIES National Tour & Lisa Vanderpump to Launch Online Auction Benefiting BC/EFA by BroadwayWorld

The North American Tour of the Broadway hit musical NEWSIES, premiered in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 26th at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

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Review: The Diary of Anne Frank/Writers Theatre by Aaron Hunt

RECOMMENDED The story of Anne Frank, a budding young Jewish woman entrapped by design, hidden in an Amsterdam attic where she bravely, almost joyously awaited what she felt certain would be …

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Hal Prince and David Yazbek Team Up for New Musical; Greenday’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s New Shakespea by Olivia Clement

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 30th anniversary 2015-16 season. Included in the slate is the world premiere of The Band's Visit, based on the criti…

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Hal Prince and David Yazbek Team Up for New Musical at Atlantic Theater Company by Olivia Clement

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 30th anniversary 2015-16 season. Included in the slate is the world premiere of The Band's Visit, based on the criti…

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Hal Prince and David Yazbek Team Up for World Premiere Musical; Atlantic Announces New Season by Olivia Clement

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 30th anniversary 2015-16 season. Included in the slate is the world premiere of The Band's Visit, based on the criti…

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Billie Joe Armstrong, Harold Prince Bring New Musicals to Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater

Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong and Broadway royalty Harold Prince each have a place in the 2015-16 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company, with new musicals from each landing …

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Theater News: New Musicals From David Yazbek and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Set for Atlantic Theater Company

Legendary director Harold Prince will helm Yazbek's The Band's Visit, while Armstrong contributes songs to Rolin Jones' These Paper Bullets!

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Photo Flash: Bella Thorne Cheers On Laura Benanti and Derek Hough in New York Spring Spectacular

Donald Trump, Regis and Joy Philbin, Rufus Wainwright, and Gayle King were also on hand for the opening-night festivities at Radio City Music Hall.

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Music News: Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan to Record Cast Album for John & Jen

The Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald musical is now playing at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.

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Harold Prince to Direct New Musical 'The Band's Visit' by David Rooney

The show will be part of the Atlantic Theater Company's 30th anniversary season, along with the NY premiere of 'These Paper Bullets!' featuring music by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.read…

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/27/2015 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3272015.

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Composer Stephen Schwartz Adds ‘Magic’ to Princess Cruise Ships

On the night of March 25, the Princess Cruises’ 35,000-square-foot rehearsal facility in Valencia, Calif., came alive with the sound of music – the music of Broadway composer Stephen Sch…

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A Goodbye To Once And A Hello to Gypsy This Week On The Buzz from the Bardette

There’s a mix of hellos and goodbyes this week in the West End, so grab your tissues but also your excited klaxon. Last week we said goodbye to a West End favourite- Once. After landi…

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Rockville Little Theatre Announces Their 2015-2016 Season by Ken Kemp by Guest Author

Rockville Little Theatre is please to announce our 2015-2016 Season! ______ The Great Gatsby adapted by Simon Levy from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Directed by Deryl Davis October 2, 3,…

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Russell Simmons to Develop New Musical, “The Scenario” by Matthew Wexler

Hip-hop pioneer, Tony Award-winning producer and multi-hyphenate entrepreneur Russell Simmons has announced the development of The Scenario, a new stage musical that will be driven by th…

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Tomorrow Morning on TCM: The 1973 “Lost Horizon”!!!! by Trav S.D.

I canNOT contain my excitement. See those exclamation points in my header? Set your DVR — tomorrow morning at 4:30am (EST), Turner Classic Movies will be screening a real rarity……

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Update: Hamilton Resumes, Stomp Cancels Tonight After East Village Fire by Robert Viagas

All shows at the Public Theater in New York's Greenwich Village, including the acclaimed new musical Hamilton, resume performances March 27 in the aftermath of a nearby explosion and fir…

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Update: Hamilton Resumes, Stomp Cancels Weekend After East Village Fire by Robert Viagas

All shows at the Public Theater in New York's Greenwich Village, including the acclaimed new musical Hamilton, resume performances March 27 in the aftermath of a nearby explosion and fir…

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New Musical Hamilton Resumes Tonight After East Village Fire by Robert Viagas

All shows at the Public Theater in New York's Greenwich Village, including the acclaimed new musical Hamilton, resume performances March 27 in the aftermath of a nearby explosion and fir…

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Up Periscope! Your Theatre May Be Infested By Meerkats! by Howard Sherman

Are you still grumbling about “tweet seats”? Oh, that is so 2013. Time to get with the program and start worrying about the newest development in mobile tech, which could have a vastly m…

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Photo Call: Stars of Stage, Screen and Fashion Walk the Red Carpet at New York Spring Spectacular, S by Matthew Blank

New York Spring Spectacular, the new multi-media Rockettes stage production that features Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and a host of celebrities who lend their voices and likeness to …

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G-d’s Honest Truth, a painfully funny new play at Theater J by Ben Demers

What if you bought a one-of-a-kind Picasso, and then a friend revealed it wasn’t really one-of-a-kind? Would you accept the truth – or cling to ignorance like a warm blanket? In Thea…

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Features: Around the world in 13 National Theatres

To celebrate World Theatre Day, we take a look at some of the other National Theatres around the globe

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Off-Broadway's JOHN & JEN, Starring Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, to Receive Cast Album by BroadwayWorld

Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan, the stars of the Keen Company production of John amp Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa, wil…

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Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for March 27, 2015! by Bww Discount Alert

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Dis…

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BWW Seeks International Editors by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to head up feature coverage internationally - Venezuela, Portgual, Peru, Egypt, Cuba, Colombia, China, New Zealand, Brazil…

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Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson to Host Creative Art EMMY AWARDS by TV News Desk

The National Academy of Television Arts amp Sciences NATAS announced today that Jeopardy game show icon, Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson, stage and television star of Oklahoma and The Bra…

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27; St. Petersburg, Seattle, Sweden & More! by BroadwayWorld

In this week's Regional Roundup, BroadwayWorld.com features productions from Washington, DC, Baltimore, San Francisco, Sweden and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway Worl…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/27/15- GYPSY by Stage Tube

Today in 2008, the fourth Broadway revival of Gypsy opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 332 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondhei…

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The Verdict: Critics Review New York Spring Spectacular, Starring Laura Benanti, Derek Hough and the by Playbill Staff

New York Spring Spectacular, the new multi-media Rockettes stage production that features Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and a host of celebrities who lend their voices and likeness to …

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‘A Quick 5′ with John Boulanger by Elliot Lanes

John Boulanger is currently in rehearsals for The Secret Garden at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts where he will be performing the role of Archibald Craven. The production opens …

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Full Casting & Dates Announced for West End Transfer of Farinelli and the King, Starring Mark Rylance by Imogen Lloyd Webber

We’re keeping a close eye on this one—it has Broadway written all over it. Dates and full casting have been announced for the previously reported West End production of the …

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Alan Cumming Talks Playing Cabaret's Emcee in Every Decade & Getting Queen Helen Mirren to Try Crocs by Ryan McPhee

Alan Cumming will take his final bow as Cabaret’s Emcee when the revival closes on March 29, but he’s had quite a stay at the Kit Kat Klub. He reaches the “end of an era,&r…

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Ralph Fiennes Circling Two Classics at London's Old Vic & Almeida Theatres by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Ralph Fiennes, who is currently headlining the London revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, is eyeing two more stage projects in the U.K.’s capital. According to The…

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The Jew of Malta – antisemitic or a satire on antisemitism? by Charles Nicholl

Wolf Hall meets Quentin Tarantino – religious tensions and racial violence play out in the RSC’s impeccably timed revival of Marlowe’s The Jew of MaltaChristopher Marlowe’s…

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The Jew of Malta review – needs to crank up malevolent humour by Michael Billington

Swan, StratfordJasper Britton gives a robust performance as Marlowe’s murderous merchant, but Justin Audibert’s production will improve when it fully embraces the play’s savagery Conti…

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Hugless Douglas review – cuddle-deficient bear conjures fluffy thrills for kids by Andrew Pulver

Cornerstone, DidcotThe Blunderbus theatre company adapt David Melling’s ursine character for the stage, and succeed through scare-free audience interactionDavid Melling’s cuddle-deficien…

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Robert Cohan at 90 review – giant of choreography passes the baton by Judith Mackrell

The Place, LondonSocial media and urban alienation were in the spotlight as the dance world came together to celebrate the massive force of one man’s influence Continue reading...

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Mark Nadler is Addicted and Addicting by Sandi Durell

    by: Sandi Durell     There’s no other entertainer in our cabaret world (and beyond) who does it as well as Mark Nadler. He’s one-of-a-kind and I say... Th…

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Theatre Community Erupts Over Anti-Gay Indiana Law by Robert Viagas

The theatre community erupted on social media March 26-27 after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act, effectively allowing state bu…

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Theatre Community Erupts Over Indiana Law by Robert Viagas

The theatre community erupted on social media March 26 after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act, effectively allowing state business …

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Theatre Review: ‘G-d’s Honest Truth’ at Theater J by Roger Catlin

The cheery cast of the world premiere G-d’s Honest Truth promises, early on, a story that’s “Jewish but not too Jewy.” Theatre J at the DC Jewish Community Theatre would be the place…

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20 Questions in 2 Minutes with Honeymoon in Vegas Leading Lady Brynn O'Malley

Honeymoon in Vegas star Brynn O'Malley takes on 20 rapid-fire questions about weddings, Vegas, Hawaii and Who's The Boss.

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Clinton The Musical Leading Lady Kerry Butler Reveals How Penny Pingleton Permanently Changed Her Life

Clinton The Musical Tony nominee Kerry Butler recalls how Hairspray changed her career and the way she works.

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‘An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe’ by Robert Mason This Sunday at 7:30 PM at Gaithersburg Arts Barn By Bruce Hirsch by Guest Author

ONE NIGHT ONLY – THIS SUNDAY – MARCH 29, 2015 AT 7:30 PM Join us THIS SUNDAY, March 29th for An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe by Robert Mason-the first of The Montgomery Playhouse…

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Shuberts Confirm Production Deal with Oscar Team by Andrew Gans, Robert Viagas

Craig Zadan, who, with his business partner Neil Meron, produced the past three Academy Awards telecasts, will not return for next year's Oscars, according to Deadline Hollywood, but ins…

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'Hedwig' creator John Cameron Mitchell rocks in title role

In 1998, a raucous little rock musical called "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" made what felt like a big move from a downtown drag-punk club called SqueezeBox to a far-far West Village theater/di…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Frank Sinatra Films by Barry

Sinatra Films Repackaged/Remastered:Happy Centennial, Ole Blue Eyes                        By: Ellis NassourAs the celebration of the centennial of Frank Sinatra's bir…

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, March 27, 2015 by Susan Grace

This Weekend’s Highlights: Friday, March 27 * Class, by Charles Evered, directed by Dimitri Toscas, featuring Callie Schuttera and Gildart Jackson, opens at Burbank’s Falcon Theatre. *…

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Revolution not televised, but intelligently staged at CenterStage by Jayne Blanchard

Family politics are prickly enough, but throw in a proudly political left-wing clan and you’ve got the makings of some proletariat pyrotechnics. Amy Herzog’s play After the Revolution is…

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Finding Neverland and The Audience Stars Will Sit Down with Jimmy Fallon by Andrew Gans

Guests have been announced for the week of March 30 for NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

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Robert Cuccioli and George S. Irving Join York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' Benefit by BroadwayWorld

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mu…

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Photo: Bradley Whitford Visits Kristin Chenoweth & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by BroadwayWorld

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth took to Twitter to share a backstage photo of herself and her good friend Bradley Whitford following this week's performance of the musical re…

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Inside Look: TodayTix the Broadway Ticket App by Contests - Broadway

Created by Broadway producers, TodayTix is an app for buying last-minute theater tickets at the best prices. Get tickets to any show in two taps, and we'll deliver them personally.

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VIDEO: Watch Sean Hayes & Husband Scott Icenogle Lip Sync to Jennifer Hudson's 'Trouble'! by TV News Desk

In his hilarious Facebook post below, Tony nominee Sean Hayes and husband Scott Icenogle lip sync 'Trouble,' the new single from Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and Grammy winner Jennifer Hu…

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Fuse Performance Review: Z Marks the Spot — Cirque Zíva Wows by Arts Fuse Editor

The Golden Dragon Acrobats' Cirque Zíva is part dance, part acrobatics, and 100 percent spectacle.

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Eden Espinosa Will Join Adam Pascal, Telly Leung, Mandy Gonzalez, Marcus Paul James for Seasons of B by Andrew Gans

Seasons of Broadway — an evening of hit songs and personal backstage anecdotes — will be presented March 30 at BB King’s Blues Club and Grill in New York City.

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Paines Plough Roundabout comes to South Bank summer season by Georgia Snow

Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre will take up residency on London’s South Bank as part of the Southbank Centre’s summer line-up. The pop-up

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Historic Yorkshire Theatre to expand with £286k grant by David Hutchison

A historic 18th century theatre in North Yorkshire is to expand its exhibition and learning spaces after receiving £286,000 from the Heritage

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Tour Dates Announced for Idina Menzel’s 2015 World Tour by Andrew Gans

The complete itinerary has been announced for Idina Menzel: World Tour 2015, which kicks off May 30 at the Olympic Hall in Seoul, Korea.

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ew York Spring Spectacular: Theater review by David Cote

The Rockettes and the creative army behind Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spring Spectacular want to turn you into a tourist in your own town—not such a feat, really. Another hundred p…

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Highlights from New York Spring Spectacular Starring Laura Benanti, Derek Hough and the Rockettes

Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular is an interactive musical spectacular co-directed by Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner. Laura Benanti and Derek Hough ("Danc…

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Why Shylock matters more than ever by Tim Martin

Growing antisemitism makes the dual staging of our best-known 'Jewish' plays -The Merchant of Venice and The Jew of Malta - vitally relevant, says Tim Martin

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Details Revealed for Blu-Ray Release of “1776” by Robert Viagas and Michael Gioia

Sony Picture Home Entertainment has announced details of the special features that will be included in the April 2 Blu-ray release of its hit 1972 film adaptation of the Tony-winning…

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The Jew of Malta, RSC Swan, review: 'the force and modernity of a missile' by Dominic Cavendish

Dominic Cavendish applauds the RSC's expertly rendered new adaptation of Marlowe's provocative drama

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Review: Homefront/Project 891 Theatre Company by Alex Huntsberger

The old maxim says, “You can’t go home again.” Which is of course not true. It’s a lying old maxim, a blanket statement that ignores an entire class of people for who…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Theatre News: Exclusive: Further casting announced for Rocky Horror sequel

Former Neighbours star Mark Little is joining the cast of Shock Treatment at the King's Head Theatre

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Gossip: Ralph Fiennes to star in The Master Builder at Old Vic in 2016?

Ibsen's play will feature in Matthew Warchus's first season as artistic director of the theatre, according to the Daily Mail

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Russian Romance Takes Over Broadway Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, the highly anticipated new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago begins performances tonight, March 27. The new musical that will officially ope…

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VIDEO: Carey Mulligan Talks Cooking Spaghetti on Stage in Broadway's SKYLIGHT by TV News Desk

Carey Mulligan stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk about cooking the classic dish, Spaghetti Bolognese from scratch on stage every night in her new Broadway play SKYLIGHT.

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FUN HOME Brings Graphic Memoir to Broadway This Evening by BroadwayWorld

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical begins previews tonight, March 27. With music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award…

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VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks End of CABARET: 'It's Like the End of An Era for Me' by TV News Desk

Alan Cumming stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk about starring in Broadway's CABARET, which ends its run this Sunday.

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Lea Salonga and the National Symphony Orchestra Join Forces for DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING Concerts This Weekend by Anna Bencivengo

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate the musicals of Boublil amp Schonberg this weekend, March 27-28 with Do You Hear the People Sing, performed by a cast of talented vo…

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Justin Huertas' LIZARD BOY Premieres Tonight at Seattle Repertory Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Concluding Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2014-15 Leo K. season is the premiere of Seattle artist Justin Huertas' Lizard Boy, a modern love story set on the streets of Seattle. The show runs to…

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Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 Begins Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by N…

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Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton.

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Photo Flash: West End's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE to Close, April 18 by BroadwayWorld

The critically-acclaimed stage adaptation, Shakespeare in Love is now entering its final weeks at the Noel Coward Theatre. The play will complete its limited season on Saturday 18 April 2015…

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Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING by BroadwayWorld

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by Jo…

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VIDEO: FINDING NEVERLAND's Kelsey Grammer Talks Playing Captain Hook on 'Late Night' by TV News Desk

Kelsey Grammer stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to chat about his rough early Broadway career. The 'Frasier' star also discussed portraying the iconic 'Captain Hook' in the new Broadway mu…

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Photo Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly Bergen by Walter McBride

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre 227 W. 42nd Street. An Emmy Award-winning actress and s…

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WAKE UP with BWW 3/27/2015 - DOCTOR ZHIVAGO and FUN HOME Begin Previews! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it This weekend's big news DOCTOR ZHIVAGO brings its Russi…

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This week’s new theatre by Mark Cook & Lyn Gardner

Gypsy | Last Dream (On Earth) | Private Lives | Dead Sheep | This Is How We Die | Blood Continue reading...

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This week’s new comedy by James Kettle

We Love Immigration | WitTank | The QI Elves - No Such Thing As A Podcast Continue reading...

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This week’s new dance by Judith Mackrell

A Streetcar Named Desire | Bridging The Void Continue reading...

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Meet the Cast of ‘Flyin’ West’ at Bowie Community Theatre: Part 7: Lolita Marie by Joel Markowitz

In Part 7 of a series of interviews with the cast and director of Flyin’ West at Bowie Community Theatre, meet Lolita Marie.   Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where th…

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Parting Gifts: 10 Songs You’ll Thank Me For by Kevin Jaeger

All good things must come to an end. I have had an absolute blast contributing to the NMT Green Room for the past few months. I’ve shared a few stories, expressed a few opinions, and tried…

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Sam Crane and Iestyn Davies to rejoin Mark Rylance in Farinelli transfer by Sharon Everitt

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Farinelli and the King. Sam Crane and Iestyn Davies will reprise

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Research funding doubled for Royal Central School of Speech and Drama by Georgia Snow

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama will see the amount of research funding it receives almost double for the 2015/16

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Les Miserables opening night snaps by AussieTheatre

Les Miserables opened at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre last night with a gala after party at the Town Hall. Check out some of the images from the event below! #LesMisOz #TheQuicheWasFreakin…

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What’s the message of World Theatre Day? And why don’t the English celebrate it? by Terri Paddock

The inaugural #LoveTheatre day back in November caused quite a stir. Theatre – and more specifically #lovetheatre – was trending up and down the country. Now, here we are today, the 54th…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Photos: 12 years of Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre in pictures

As the artistic director bows out, we look back through some of the productions under his tenure

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Features: Michael Coveney and Matt Trueman on Hytner's National - 'a golden era'

Our critics assess Nicholas Hytner's 12-year tenure as he marks his final day as artistic director of the National Theatre

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Review: The Three Lions (St James Theatre)

William Gaminara's Edinburgh hit play makes its London debut

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BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens to Perform on Next Week's LIVE, 4/1 by TV News Desk

Kelly and guet co-host Mark Consuelos will sit down with VANESSA HUDGENS to talks about her new Broadway musical GIGI. Later in the show, the actress will perform for the 'LIVE' audience.

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'Swingingest' Las Vegas couple is 'Live' again at Royal George by Chris Jones

NEW YORK — Old-school bars are now a rarity around Times Square, squeezed out by chain hotels and video boards. But Jimmy's Corner, a boxing-themed dive bar on West 44th Street, has someho…

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Why Acting Matters by David Thomson review – what we all have in common with Brando by Anthony Quinn

From Olivier to Gielgud to Daniel-Day Lewis, Thomson explores the power of this elusive art form on film, on stage and in our everyday lives Continue reading...

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Community Supported Art-St. Louis returns with new group of artists

Seventy-five local artists competed for nine spots.

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Award-winning actor Lithgow has some stories to tell

John Lithgow brings his one-person show to the Touhill

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'Empire' tops St. Louis Shazam charts

St. Louis' most-Shazamed tracks, brought to you exclusively by Go! Magazine and STLtoday.com.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Radio City Spring Spectacular Is Finally Exactly That, Thanks to Harvey Weinstein by Roger Friedman

You want bang for your buck? We got it last night at the opening of Radio City’s Spring Spectacular starring Laura Benanti, Categories: Celebrity Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Review: The Jew of Malta (Swan Theatre, RSC)

Jasper Britton impresses in the Royal Shakespeare Company's latest production

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Theatre News: Full cast announced and tickets on sale for Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance

The West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's play opens at the Duke of York's Theatre in September

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The Liquid Plain by Sandi Durell

          by: Carol Rocamora       Ghosts are haunting the Alice Griffin stage at Signature Theatre Center – ones from deep in America’s past. The…

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THE JEW OF MALTA Swan, Stratford upon Avon by Libby Purves

THE BOUQUET! IT WAS POISONED! We are supposed to be thinking about the history of European antisemitism, tracking back to the 16th century when Christopher Marlowe wrote this play ,and the 1…

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Mark Rylance to reprise royal role in Farinelli and the King's West End transfer by Kat Brown

Rylance will play King Philippe V of Spain when the sold-out production of his wife Clairevan Kampen's new play moves to the Duke of York Theatre

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Jason Alexander to take over from Larry David on Broadway by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

The Seinfeld actor, who for years acted out Larry David’s baffled alter ego George Costanza, will take over the lead in the David-penned Fish in the DarkIn long-running TV sitcom Seinfeld,…

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A Haggadah for Just About Every Taste

When it comes to this year’s Passover Haggadot, you can have it your way. From Canadian and trilingual to Open Orthodoxy, Jay Michaelson rounds up the most exciting new additions. Clic…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Princess Ida, Finborough Theatre by David Nice

All Savoyards, whether conservative or liberal towards productions, have been grievously practised upon. They told us to expect the first professional London grappling with Gilbert and Sulli…

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Howard Sherman’s US theatre round-up: March 27 by Howard Sherman

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy opening in Skylight London tourists visiting New York could be forgiven if they feel a bit of

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Today Is World Theatre Day — How will you be celebrating? by New York Theater

World Theatre Day, created in 1961, is celebrated annually on March 27. How will you be celebrating? The author of the Message of World Theatre Day 2015 is the Polish director Krzysztof War…

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Les Misérables is about the suffering of the powerful, not the poor by Adam Brereton

Forget the merits of state-supplied childcare – Cameron Mackintosh’s rebooted Les Mis is a tale of evil cop versus con. No wonder the Liberal party are fans Continue reading...

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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'Curtains' reveals multi-talented Clifton High School troupe

CLIFTON — An unwelcomed, first-day-of-spring snowstorm upended Clifton High School's (CHS) March 20 opening-night performance of the two-act murder mystery comedy — "Curtain…

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Clifton resident appears in 'A Hairy Tale: A Rapunzel Story' at Studio Playhouse

Clifton resident, Russ Meyer plays Lou the UPS Guy in Studio Players' production of "A Hairy Tale: A Rapunzel Story" a delightful comedy for all ages. Performances are at 1:30 and …

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Mark Shenton: It’s a free market, but that doesn’t stop touts being parasites by Mark Shenton

Nature abhors a vacuum and the theatre abhors empty seats, since they’re lost forever the moment the curtain goes up. In live

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10 Ways to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Legislator by Sarah Marczynski

It’s Arts Advocacy Time in Tennessee, Y’all! Each March, Tennesseans for the Arts sponsors an Arts Advocacy Day at Capitol Hill in Nashville.  This day allows organizations from…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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March’s Leftovers and April’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Faithful readers will recall that a few weeks ago, I wrote about the sadness that actors endure when they say a line or sing a lyric that refers to a closing when the show is actually closin…

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Sondheim's rare imagination provides respite from theatreland's jukebox musicals by Michael Henderson

The frozen tundra that is London's West End thaws whenever a Stephen Sondheim musical opens, says Michael Henderson

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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‘Finding Neverland’ faring well at box office, contrary to Broadway insiders’ suspicions by Michael Riedel

Broadway’s new Flo Ziegfeld — Harvey Weinstein — recently announced with much fanfare that his musical “Finding Neverland” hit $1 million last week at the box office. Naturally, Br…

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Next Minnesota Orchestra season features Beethoven, Sibelius

First full season following lockout is long on traditional repertory.

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Review: 'Taming of the Shrew'

Lively romp through Shakespeare's comedy almost bores with its innocent fun.

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Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Stewart Lead 'LOUIS AND KEELY', Beginning Tonight at Chicago's Royal George Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder announces the star cast for the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS AND KEELY…

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Alliance Theatre Premieres Phillip DePoy's EDWARD FOOTE Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere production, EDWARD FOOTE, by award-winning Atlanta playwright and author Phillip DePoy. EDWARD FOOTE, a Gothic murder mystery se…

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Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor Reprise Roles in THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Beginning Tonight at A.C.T. by BroadwayWorld

American Conservatory Theater A.C.T. is thrilled to present Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown's Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County powerful and intimate m…

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LOOKING Star Raul Castillo and More Lead AROUND THE GLOBE CHAIN PLAY Reading Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Starting and ending in NYC, AROUND THE GLOBE CHAIN PLAY was written as it travels around the world making 18 stops with playwrights from across the globe. Each AROUND THE GLOBE CHAIN PLAY pl…

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Friday, March 27, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Meet the Cast of ‘August: Osage County’ at The Highwood Theatre Part 4: Eva Silverman by Joel Markowitz

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of August: Osage County at The Highwood Theatre, meet Eva Silverman. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may h…

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Peter Sarsgaard-Led Hamlet Begins Performances Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Peter Sarsgaard will begin performances as the titular sweet prince in Hamlet on March 27. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production will play a limited engagement through May 10 at Class…

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Fun Home, Starring Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn & More, Starts Performances on Broadway by Broadway.com

The wait is over and last year's big off-Broadway hit has finally moved to the Great White Way! Fun Home, starring Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn and more will begin previews on March 27. …

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Tam Mutu & Kelli Barrett Bring Epic Romance to Broadway as Doctor Zhivago Begins Previews by Broadway.com

Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett are aiming to win your hearts with epic romance Doctor Zhivago, which begins previews on March 27. The Des McAnuff-helmed production will officially open at the Gr…

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Review ~ ‘I, Don Quixote’ at WAMS by Onstagecritics

Nancy Sasso Janis ‘I, Don Quixote’ is a non-musical play written for television by Dale Wasserman for the Dupont Show in 1959 that has almost exactly the same plot and … Co…

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Theater News: Come Back, Little Sheba Arrives at Huntington Theatre

The classic Inge play starts its run at the Boston theater tonight.

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: From "The Boy Is Mine" to "Cell Block Tango", Brandy Is a Badass Duet-er

The soon-to-be Broadway star does not take rejection well.

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CSC’s Hamlet, Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway by Carey Purcell

The Classic Stage Company's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Peter Sarsgaard, begins performances March 27 with an official opening scheduled for April 15.&nb…

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

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents Lizard Boy, a world-premiere rock musical written and performed by Seattle native Justin Huertas, March 27-May 2 on the Leo K. Theatre Sta…

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Diva Talk: Kelli O’Hara On The King and I, The Real Anna, “Peter Pan Live” and Motherhood by Andrew Gans

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

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Jesus’ Apostles Sing in the New Musical The 12, Beginning Tonight by Andrew Gans

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is presenting the world premiere of the new rock musical The 12, which features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way) …

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Fun Home Musical Brings Life of Lesbian Cartoonist to Broadway by Adam Hetrick

The critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Fun Home, which parallels her own coming of age as a lesbian and the suicide of her closeted gay father, ar…

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Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: March 27 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley and Robert Viagas

1924 Long before Madonna sang about Vogueing, there were the Vogues of 1924. This revue at the Shubert Theatre stars Fred Allen and Jimmy Savo. It will run for almost three months.

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Best in Show: Bernadette Peters and Kramer! by Andrew Gans

Playbill.com launches its newest feature, Best in Show — a spotlight on Broadway personalities and their animal companions — with three-time Tony Award winner Bernade…

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Lea Salonga, Terrence Mann and More Join National Symphony Orchestra for Do You Hear the People Sing by Andrew Gans

Do You Hear the People Sing, which celebrates the musicals of Boublil and Schönberg, will be presented 8 PM March 27 and 28 in the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center for the Perform…

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Doctor Zhivago Brings Russian Romance to Broadway Tonight by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway premiere of the new musical Doctor Zhivago, starring Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt and Paul Nolan, begins performances March 27 at the Broadway Theatre.

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