Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sunset Boulevard Reviews, News, and Features by BroadwayStars

Collection of all the Sunset Boulevard Reviews, News, and Features

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New plays on Broadway are already in danger by Michael Riedel

There are plenty of nonmusical plays coming to Broadway this spring, but producers are fretting that few of them are selling. Three of those plays — “Sweat,” “Indecent” and “Sign…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Disappointed Josh Groban fans are sobbing on Broadway by Michael Riedel

If you want to see 1,000 women burst into tears, hand them a piece of paper that says, “We regret to inform you that Josh Groban is unable to appear in today’s performance of ‘The Grea…

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Monday, February 6, 2017


EXCLUSIVE: The rumors are true. Charles Isherwood, the influential theater critic who’s been at the New York Times since 2004, has left the paper, a person familiar with the situat…

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

#BroadwayStrong: Broadway at the Women’s March by Victoria Myers

Photos from the theatre community promoting democracy, freedom, and equality at the Women's March in NYC.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Billy Porter Marries Longtime Partner Adam Smith in Intimate NYC Wedding by Jeff Nelson

Billy Porter just took his final curtain call as a single man! “We’re looking forward to understanding and learning how to share your life with somebody,” Porter, 47, told PEOPLE Frida…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Joan Marcus on Photographing Productions by Victoria Myers

If you’ve ever looked at the production photos for a Broadway or Off-Broadway show, you may have noticed that the vast majority of the photos were taken by Joan Marcus. Joan shares some st…

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Curtains fall on arts critics at newspapers - Columbia Journalism Review by Jed Gottlieb

Critics at newspapers are dying off even faster than print journalism. Theatre critics, film reviewers, A&E editors, and arts writers of every kind have been stripped from dailies and weekli…

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Pulitzer-winning playwright Edward Albee dead at 88 by Michael Riedel

His play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" shocked Broadway in 1962 and catapulted him to the front-ranks of the American theater.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

How Show-Score Aims to Become the Rotten Tomatoes of Broadway by Gordon Cox

No theater producer or creator likes to face the critics. Even worse? Seeing their Broadway baby, the show they’ve slaved over for years, rated with a number. Which means that Show-Score, …

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stephen Sondheim is halfway done with his new musical by Michael Riedel

In the halls of the Public Theater, where “Hamilton” started, they’re buzzing about another new musical with a one-word title — “Bunuel.” That would be Luis Bunuel, the great sur…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Tevye as Family Tradition: Michael C. Bernardi Channeling His Father in ‘Fiddler’ by Michael Paulson

In the shoes his father wore as Tevye on Broadway, Mr. Bernardi plays the innkeeper in a Broadway revival. But on Wednesday, as an understudy, he will step into his father’s old role.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Barbra Streisand Tells Apple to Fix Siri's Pronunciation - Rolling Stone by Daniel Kreps

"I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name," singer says

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

This Week on Broadway for August 21, 2016: Bart Sher and Ted Chapin by James Marino

Peter Filichia and James Marino interview Broadway director Bart Sher and Rodgers & Hammerstein president, Ted Chapin. —————————…

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Friday, August 19, 2016


  EXCLUSIVE: Second Stage Theatre has less than two years to repay a $16.5 million mortgage on its new Broadway home. In April 2015, the nonprofit completed its long-awaited purchase…

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Barbra Streisand's urban legend and diva moments: 6 reason we love her by R. Eric Thomas

Barbra Streisand has done it all. In her six-decade career, she has been a singer, an actress, an activist, a director, and an urban legend.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Broadway publicist can be sued for warning investor about fraud by Barbara Ross

A Broadway press agent who secretly warned an investor to avoid putting money into a show could be held accountable.

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The Making of “Maize & Blue On Broadway” by Jennifer Conlin

What happened when U-M musical theater alumni learned that Brent Wagner was retiring after 32 years as department chair? They set in motion a 17-month plan to produce a one-night-only, sello…

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Broadway producers are terrified of ‘Groundhog Day’ by Michael Riedel

“Groundhog Day” is coming to Broadway. Ah, but when? That question is causing some panic among the producers of this season’s crop of new musicals. “Groundhog Day” opened to rave r…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Shakespeare: A critic's take on the secret to theatrical success by Charles McNulty

Summer Shakespeare. These words can strike fear in the heart of a reluctant theatergoer. Yes, the plays are supposed to be good for you. But semiprofessional productions in which the artisti…

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Al Pacino's Broadway-Aimed Tennessee Williams Play Gets L.A. Reading by Robert Viagas

The Oscar-winning actor appeared with Judith Light in When God Looked Away.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Has ‘Frozen’ on Broadway found a replacement director already? by Michael Riedel

After writing last week about Alex Timbers being replaced as the director of Disney’s “Frozen” — Stephen Daldry may take the job — I heard from some of Timbers’ friends. Word was…

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‘Grease Live’: Lin-Manuel Miranda Helps Creative Team Revisit ‘Magic’ of Fox’s Live Musical by Cynthia Littleton

Show the magic — that was a guiding principle for the “Grease Live” team as they tackled the challenge of mounting Fox’s live staging of the beloved musical. The end result of th…

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John Turturro, Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Revival of Arthur Miller's The Price by Jordan Crucchiola

It’s 2016, and one of the hottest commodities on Broadway is still Arthur Miller. The Roundabout Theater Company will revive the playwright’s 1968 drama The Price, and the production has…

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Difficult People Recap: Throwing Away Their Shot by Glen Weldon

First off, the important stuff: Here for your convenience is a definitive ranking of the alt-theater posters on the wall at the Fringe offices. They are ranked from Least to Most Perfectly, …

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fyvush Finkel, Pillar of Yiddish Theater, Dies at 93 by Joseph Berger

Mr. Finkel won an Emmy for his portrayal of a cantankerous lawyer on the 1990s show “Picket Fences.”

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How Diane Paulus Put Two Actors on the Path to Marriage by Whitney Spaner

When American Idol alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young became Broadway stars in Hair, they had to get really comfortable really quickly.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Theater Clickbait Is Real, But This Twitter Account Wants to Stop It by John Bonazzo

One of America's best known theater websites is filled with sponsored content and factual inaccuracies, but Playbill Is On It.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

‘Frozen’ on Broadway is years away — and there’s already drama by Michael Riedel

Olaf may get a new boss. Disney is in talks with director Stephen Daldry to take the reins of its Broadway musical “Frozen.” Daldry, who won a Tony for his terrific staging of “Billy E…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Seth Gelblum, Veteran Broadway Attorney, Dies at 62 by Gordon Cox

Seth Gelblum, the entertainment attorney who was widely respected and much admired in the Broadway community, died Aug. 8 at 62 following a long illness. A partner at Loeb & Loeb, where…

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Larry Kramer Shames Roth for Supporting Trump by E. Alex Jung

Author, playwright, and activist Larry Kramer is putting pressure on the real-estate mogul Steven Roth to withdraw his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Days before…

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Black Lives Matter Protesters Halt Muny Aida by Adam Hetrick

Four Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested in St. Louis August 9 after a performance of Aida was interrupted on the two-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Here’s what Julie Taymor will direct next on Broadway by Michael Riedel

Julie Taymor — of “Lion King” fame and “Spider-Man” infamy — was recently asked what it would take to get her back to Broadway. “Oh, I’m coming,” Taymor told The Post’s B…

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Nikki M. James: Political Fashion by Suzy Evans

The Tony Award winner is doing double time---starring on the satirical political series BrainDead on TV and performing Shakespeare in Central Park this summer.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Old Globe leader Murphy departing by James Hebert

A longtime leader and guiding force at the Old Globe Theatre is departing after 13 years, the Balboa Park institution announced Monday. Michael G. Murphy, the theater’s managing director, …

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Selections from the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival by Toby Zinman

Toby Zinman reviews selections from the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival, which provided four days of new work by and about women.

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Brantley in Britain: On the London Stage, Love Doesn’t Just Hurt, It Kills by Ben Brantley

Several productions this summer offer grim but engrossing plots — even the farces, which are propelled by the characters’ lies, adding a sting to the laughter.

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Broadway Grosses: Cats, Les Miz & Phantom Bring Broadway Back to the '80s (And Adjust for Inflation) by Ryan McPhee

The Jellicles have gone up, up, up, past the Russell Hotel, up up up up to the Millionaire’s Club. The Broadway revival of Cats celebrated a gross of $1,083,009 this past week. This ma…

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

This Week on Broadway for August 7, 2016: Cats, Men on Boats, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson discuss Cats, Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Men on Boats, Butler, La Fanciulla Del We…

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‘If/Then’ Pulsates With Life’s Twists, Turns by Christopher Arnott

"If/Then," the thought-provoking, consciousness-shifting Broadway musical, has made Hartford the next to last stop on its national tour. Oh, how different our lives would be if it hadn't com…

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Broadway gets busy building and renovating theaters by Linda Winer

Theatergoers don't have to get anywhere near the Carole King musical, "Beautiful," to sing "I feel the earth move under my feet" these days.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

'Cats,' in Yet Another Life, Gets Both Purrs and Hisses

She loved ‘Cats’ in the ‘80s. He hated it. Two Wall Street Journal editors attend the new production together to see whether their divergent opinions have changed.

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‘Cats’: 5 Ways the Smash Musical Changed Broadway by Gordon Cox

After conquering Broadway, “Hamilton” will now try its hand at taking over the world — with upcoming productions in Chicago (this fall), L.A., San Francisco and London (in…

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Thanks to ‘Cats,’ theater souvenirs are now and forever! by Michael Riedel

“Cats” is back, and with it T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, posters, key chains, socks, baseball caps and mouse pads — each one emblazoned with the famous cat’s-eyes logo. Merchandising has…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Rachel Chavkin Loves Chaos, And With 3 Shows In The Works, It Shows by Jeff Lunden

The avant garde director has two shows running off-Broadway and a musical opening in October. Though she's working on several different projects, she says there's always "a conversation" bet…

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Zelda Fichandler, Arena Stage co-founder and matriarch of regional-theater movement, dies at 91 by Bob Levey

Arena, which produced “The Great White Hope,” was the first racially integrated theater in Washington.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

‘Amadeus’ scribe wrote a play about Tchaikovsky — and there’s just one copy by Michael Riedel

London’s National Theatre will mount a revival of “Amadeus” — Peter Shaffer’s celebrated play about the rivalry between Mozart and Salieri — in October. The National hasn’t pro…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

James M. Nederlander, Broadway Real Estate Patriarch, Dies at 94 by Gordon Cox

James M. Nederlander, the impresario who was the chairman of Broadway’s Nederlander Organization, died July 25 at 94, it was announced by his son, James L. Nederlander. As the head …

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James M. Nederlander dies at 94 by Michael Riedel

James M. Nederlander, who built an empire of theaters that stretched from Times Square to Los Angeles, died Monday night in New York. He was 94. Nederlander, along with his rivals-turned-fri…

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86 by Margalit Fox

Ms. Nixon was the ghost singer for actresses in many of Hollywood’s most famous musicals, from “The King and I” to “West Side Story” to “My Fair Lady.”

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

This Week on Broadway for July 24, 2016: Privacy by James Marino

James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Matt Tamanini discuss Oslo at Lincoln Center, Privacy at The Public Theater,   —————————…

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Friday, July 22, 2016

New ‘Harry Potter’ play is London’s ‘Hamilton’ by Michael Riedel

While Broadway goes through its “Hamilton” craze, London is obsessed with Harry Potter. Advance sales for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” at the Palace Theatre have hit $32 milli…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Laura Benanti on Her Transformation Into Melania Trump on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ - The New York Times by Dave Itzkoff

From the moment that an online journalist first called attention to the striking, word-for-word similarities between a speech given by Melania Trump on Monday night at the Republican Nationa…

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This forgotten musical is about to make a big comeback by Michael Riedel

Before composer Alan Menken went off to Disneyland to write “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast,” he was working on a Broadway musical called “Kicks.” It never got off…

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

This Week on Broadway for July 17, 2016: Oslo, Broadway Originals at 54 Below by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Oslo at Lincoln Center, Broadway Originals at 54 Below, Bye Bye Birdie at Goodspeed Opera House, 2 by Tennessee Williams at…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Director Pulls ‘Hamlet’ From Theater for a New Audience by Joshua Barone

In an unusual artistic rift, Sam Gold is seeking instead to stage the play at the Public Theater, with Oscar Isaac still starring.

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A Theater Company’s Secret to Success: Bedlam by Laura Collins-Hughes

In just four years, Eric Tucker and Andrus Nichols’s New York-based company has become a critical darling. It’s also keeping them busier than ever.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

What I Learned Watching ‘Hamilton’ Four Different Times by Gordon Cox

I’ve seen “Hamilton” four times. Well, maybe more like 3.33 times. (More on that later.) But with all the media hype, the 11 Tony Awards, the tickets selling for thousands of dollars o…

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Now Playing: 5 Sensational Broadway Podcasts by Amy Sapp

For the average lover of musical theater, snagging a flight to Manhattan to see a Broadway show is out of the price range.  In fact, many who adore song and dance may not have access to pro…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Chien Domestique, Elephant Sauvage: Remembering the Cagey, Epic John McMartin by Harold Prince

Though a quiet presence offstage, onstage he sprang to life in a wide variety of roles over a long and busy career.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

This Week on Broadway for July 10, 2016: DC Theater – La Cage aux Folles and The Bridges of Madison County by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss La Cage aux Folles @ Signature Theatre (DC), The Bridges of Madison County National Tour, Simon Says @ Lynn Redgrave Theater,…

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Hamilton Posters: All the Versions that Didn't Make the Cut by James Tarmy

Even though the show hardly needs to market itself at this point, the promotional logo for the theatrical sensation Hamilton has become a coveted pop culture symbol by itself. A simple trunc…

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Shane Marshall Brown, Tunnel Hill native shining a light on Broadway by Charles Oliver

From the stage of the Dalton Little Theater to the lights of Broadway, theater has been Shane Marshall Brown’s passion since childhood.

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Sound of Musicals: Christine Andreas by Michael Portantiere

“The Sound of Musicals,” is a monthly podcast devoted to musical theatre recordings of all types, including Broadway cast albums, London cast albums, studio cast albums, and soun…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

31 Cutest Male Broadway Conductors by Nic Dris

The next time you go to a Broadway show, take a look at the person holding the baton.

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32 Brilliant Female Broadway Conductors by Nic Dris

The next time you go to a Broadway show, take a look at the person holding the baton.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Naked Model Screaming About Trump Taunts Police Atop TKTS Booth: Witnesses - Times Square & Theater District by Chris Sommerfeldt and Ben Fractenberg and Aidan Gardiner

A naked male model screaming about Donald Trump and taunting police atop the red TKTS staircase at Duffy Square jumped to the pavement as officers tried to apprehend him Thursday morning.

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A ‘True Blood’ musical is in the works by Michael Riedel

HBO is quietly developing — dare I say in the dead of night? — a Broadway musical based on its popular vampire series “True Blood.” Director Pam MacKinnon, who barely survived the fi…

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Stream She Loves Me LIVE Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 08:00 PM by BroadwayHD

BroadwayHD and Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions, Inc., are thrilled to present, for the very first time in theater history, a LIVE STREAM performanc…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Oral history of Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America. by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

How Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Will Bring Oh, Hello to Broadway This Fall by Andrew Gans

The comedians will be seen in a limited engagement at the Lyceum Theatre.

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This Week on Broadway for June 26, 2016: I’ll Say She Is, NT Live One Man, Two Guv’nors by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Matt Tamanini discuss I’ll Say She Is, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamilton fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, NYP and Deadline no longer review theater,…

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Hamilton’s $849 Tickets Are Priced Too Low by Rafi Mohammed

What’s clear is that recent prices — starting at $549 for premium seats and $139 for regular seats — are significantly lower than what the public is willing to pay. The result? A parad…

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Broadway Exclusive: Al Pacino as Tennessee Williams in “When God Looked Away” by Roger Friedman

EXCLUSIVE kids. And I mean it. Al Pacino will star as Tennessee Williams in a new play called “When God Looked Away.” Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Audra McDonald’s Pregnancy Is Not ‘Unexpected’ by Alicia Samuel

…Because she’s a woman and that’s what women do. On yesterday the producers of Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed announced…

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Jason Robert Brown to direct Samantha Barks in The Last Five Years by Matthew Hemley

Jason Robert Brown is to direct his own musical The Last Five Years, starring Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey. The show will

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Brexit: what does it mean for the arts? by Georgia Snow

The UK cultural sector could face restricted access to European funding and depleted talent pools as a result of Britain’s withdrawal from

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Broadway Shock: Shuffle Along Closing July 24 When Audra McDonald Exits by Roger Friedman

Big news and a surprise. SHUFFLE ALONG is closing on July 24. This is huge because it’s the latest blow. See my Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Can Josh Groban make this costly Broadway musical a hit? by Michael Riedel

Josh Groban better start hip-hopping all over the place like Lin-Manuel Miranda if “Natasha, Pierre & Great Comet of 1812” is going to make it on Broadway. I’ve been riffling throu…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Hillary Clinton’s in the House by Michael Paulson

Tweetstorms arise when she takes her seat in the theater, and everyone wants a selfie.

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People You Should Know . . . Hollis James by Zack Calhoon

HOLLIS JAMES (Playwright) was born and raised in Queens, NY. After a five-year stint at a four-year college, Hollis worked a series of dead-end jobs, including child entertainer and janitor …

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Anna Deavere Smith wins George Polk Award in Journalism

Anna Deavere Smith, better known as a playwright and performer than as a journalist, was recognized by the 68th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, it was announced Monday by Long Islan…

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Five Story Higlights From The Past Week 02.19.17 by Douglas McLennan

Last Week: Have performing arts centers led us to a dead end?… The new World Trade Center in New York demonstrates much of what is wrong with building today’s cities… The h…

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Hell in a Handbag Announces “Lady X – A Musical” April 21 – June 11 at Mary’s Attic by Michael J. Roberts

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world [...]

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Greenhouse Theater Center’s SQUEEZE MY CANS continues to March 12, 2017 by Michael J. Roberts

Due to popular demand, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to present the return of Cathy Schenkelberg’s hit one-woman show SQUEEZE [...]

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Broadway In Chicago Announces Debut of HAMILTON’s Education Program by Michael J. Roberts

The innovative educational program that launched last year at HAMILTON on Broadway, in partnership with [...]

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Review: The Wild Party (The Other Palace)

Drew McOnie directs the first production at Paul Taylor-Mills' The Other Palace

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NEWSIES THE BROADWAY MUSICAL on Film is Not To Be Missed by Charles Shubow

Baltimore's five year-old Henry McCrea attended dressed for the show.

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“Lusting After Pipino’s Wife” by Laura Ann Tull

Theatre 68 presents director Sam Henry Kass’ Lusting After Pipino’s Wife. Four people’s lives intersect in New York during the 80’s. The musical score and wardrobe refle…

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La Traviata at Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Deutsche Oper Berlin is hosting the Giuseppe Verdi opera, titled 'La Traviata', being staged on select dates through April 30, 2017.La Traviata was Giuseppe Verdi's only opera to b…

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'Opera Lounge: Amerika' at Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Deutsche Oper Berlin will host 'Opera Lounge: Amerika' on April 6, 2017.Freshers on the art scene and members of the Deutsche Oper Ensemble put together an intimate revue featuring musical m…

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Giacomo Puccini's 'The Swallow' at Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Deutsche Oper Berlin presents 'The Swallow'. The opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini set to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami, will be staged from April 29 through May 6, 20…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Puts the Spotlight on Whole Artist Management by Ben Cameron

The Broadway community is nothing if not a family. I was honored recently to welcome my family, my WAMFAM to Broadway Sessions. WAM Whole Artist Management. Spearheaded by Rich Martino and M…

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The Wild Party review at the Other Palace, London – ‘sizzling and sensational’ by Mark Shenton

The Other Palace, formerly London’s St James Theatre, is holding a wild, wild party to mark its relaunch. Under the ownership of

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/20/2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 2202017.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg, Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Deutsche Oper Berlin presents Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg, which will run through March 18, 2017.Tannhäuser longs to return from the realm of Venus to his terrestrial e…

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Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck, and More Dance the Night Away in Crazy for You

Manhattan Concert Productions returned the 1992 musical to the New York stage on the 25th anniversary of opening night.

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John and Waleed demonstrates multiculturalism in action by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Musicians John Millard and Waleed Abdulhamid perform original compositions in a conversation about culture in Canada.

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VIDEO: Watch Emma Watson Perform 'Belle' in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! by Movies News Desk

BWW has a first look at Emma Watson performing the film's opening number 'Belle' Check it out below.

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BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Oscar-Nominee Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career by Matt Tamanini

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for…

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BWW Classifieds: Apply for Your Dream Job at The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and More! by Daniella Parcell

Whether in New York, L.A., or anywhere around the globe, BroadwayWorld is your connection to the theatre's best jobs, and best of all, is is completely FREE for job posters and job seekers

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Summer Theater Rental Availability with Pride Films and Plays by Bt

The Broadway, an 85 seat house in Pride Arts Center, is opening from May 29 to June 18. 85 seats. Email for more information.

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Newsies Giveaway – win exciting, rare items! by Serena

We’re giving away a signed Newsies poster and newspapers from the Broadway show! Click for details on how to enter.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Opera Lafayette’s production of ‘Léonore, ou L’amour conjugal’ should have filled more seats by Robert Battey

The smart, efficient production brought the brief opéra comique fully to life with vivid playing and singing.

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Spend a Two Show Day with Annie Dow at the Cherry Lane Theatre by Hannah Vine

Get a backstage look at a day in Tanya Saracho’s behind-the-scenes comedy Fade.

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BWW Women in Theater: Close's Performance a Triumph as March Women's Theater Events Gear Up by Lauren Yarger

Women in theater are making headlines and we're gearing up for lots of news as we head into Women's History month in March and International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8 to celebrate th…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

There is More Than Just Hamilton on Broadway by Rino16

Okay so you are in New York City, and you are filling up your itinerary, or you are trying to decide what to do. Broadway should always be on your list, even if you say you do not like theat…

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RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES to Celebrate 'Sgt. Pepper' Album at the London Palladium by BroadwayWorld

Join RAIN A Tribute to the Beatles as they Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album The Celebration Begins on the 2nd of October for s…

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Rehearsing Dead Man Walking: Week 3, focus on Sister Helen’s Journey by Lorraine Treanor

How will Director Francesca Zambello accompany her singer’s journey on the dark and lonely path of playing the nun who befriended a convicted killer and witnessed his execution?  This i…

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Photo Coverage: Juan Pablo Di Pace Previews ACT ONE at Feinstein's/54 Below by Walter McBride

Juan Pablo Di Pace, breakout star of Netflix's 1 showFuller House, makes his sizzling solo debut at Feinstein's54 Below on February 21-22.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

BWW TV: Chita Rivera Talks Prolific Career & More on TODAY by BroadwayWorld TV

This morning, the TODAY Show's Al Roker sat down with Broadway icon Chita Rivera for his Living Legends series. The interview took place at the famed Birdland nightclub in New York City, one…

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Presidential Performances by American Theatre Editors

This President’s Day we salute those who've served in Oval Office with current and past theatrical productions they inspired.

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COME FROM AWAY Cast Recording Track List Announced; Pre-Order Today! by BroadwayWorld

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the worl…

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BWW Contest: Enter To Win A Copy Of the Dear Evan Hansen Broadway Cast Recording by Bww Contests

We're giving away three copies of the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Enter the contest today for your chance to take one home

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Photo Coverage: Mandy Gonzalez Previews RAISE THE ROOF at Feinstein's/54 Below by Walter McBride

Mandy Gonzalez, on the heels of starring in the Tony Award-winning hit musicalHamiltonas Angelica Schuyler, returns to Feinstein's54 Below on March 12 with an unforgettable solo concert.

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Theater News: Samantha Massell to Appear in Reading of We Have Apples Musical

Waitress choreographer Lorin Latarro will direct.

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What's Playing on Broadway: February 20-26 , 2017 by BroadwayWorld

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 20-26, 2017.

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The Kennedy Center presents ‘An Evening with Ledisi’ by Blouin Artinfo

“An Evening with Ledisi” will be performed at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, on February 24 and 25, 2017.Led by conductor Darin Atwater, American R&B and jazz artist Ledisi will …

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Photo Flash: First Look - Hasbro Reveals New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Toy Line by Movies News Desk

At this weekend's Toy Fair held in New York City, Hasbro revealed its 2017 product line of toys inspired by Walt Disney's highly anticipated live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

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Theatre News: Noma Dumezweni: 'The role of Hermione is out of my comfort zone'

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child actress spoke to WhatsOnStage as she picked up her Best Supporting Actress Award

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‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812’ at The Schubert Organization by Blouin Artinfo

“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812” is being performed at The Schubert Organization through September 3, 2017.Inspired by a 70-page piece from Tolstoy’s War and Peace, “T…

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National Theatre Commissions Tonic Initiatives to Support Gender Equality in Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Tonic has been commissioned by NT Director Rufus Norris and Executive Director Lisa Burger to support the NT in achieving its aspirations around equality and diversity.

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Photo Coverage: Go Inside MCP's 25th Anniversary Concert of CRAZY FOR YOU! by Walter McBride

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions MCP presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedyCrazy for You, atDavid GeffenHall, Lincol…

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‘Cagney’ at Westside Theatre by Blouin Artinfo

“Cagney” the musical is being performed at Westside Theatre, New York, through May 28, 2017.Based on the book by Peter Colley and directed by Bill Castellino, Cagney is a dramatic musica…

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Anna Deavere Smith Receives George Polk Award for Journalistic Work in NOTES FROM THE FIELD and More by BroadwayWorld

Long Island University LIU has announced the winners of the 68th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, continuing the University's longstanding tradition of honoring and celebrating the i…

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Theatre Three presents ‘Respect: A Musical Journey of Women’ by Blouin Artinfo

“Respect: A Musical Journey of Women” will be performed at Theatre Three, New York, from February 25 through March 25, 2017.Written by Dorothy Marcic, “Respect: A Musical Journey of Wo…

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Supposition Is No Support As NEA Is Threatened by Howard Sherman

Let’s start with the positive, though I’m afraid that won’t last long. In her New York Times article, “Might Ivanka Trump Speak Up If Her Father Guts The Arts?,” Robin Pogrebin mak…

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See Me Now, Young Vic, London, review: The piece is open to the charge that it ends up as a therapy session for the performers by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Real-life sex workers take to the stage, in a production about prostitution, directed by Mimi Poskitt, with song and dance

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Casting Announced for New U.K. Tour of Jane Eyre by Mark Shenton

The co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Theatre will star Nadia Clifford and Tim Delap.

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HAMILTON Education Program to Welcome Windy City Public Schools This Week by BroadwayWorld

The innovative educational program that launched last year at Hamilton on Broadway, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, will debut in Chicago on February 22 when 1,900 students a…

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BWW Profile: LA LA LAND's Oscar-Nominated Stage and Screen Star, Emma Stone by Jeffrey Walker

Emma Stone's star is on the rise. The 27-year old actress has been a sought after leading lady for several years. Her Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role…

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Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Kate Lumpkin to Sing a New Take on Cinderella, 'Bibidi' by Something New

In Episode 2 of Something New's fifth season, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Kate Lumpkin, a lifestylist, casting director, and professional fairy godmother. Kate studied…

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BEAU BRUMMELL – AN ELEGANT MADNESS – Jermyn Street Theatre by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

We first meet Brummell sitting in his tin bath being attended to by Austin, his faithful valet (note the t is pronounced). He is preparing to dress in anticipation of being reunited with his…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Riot Grrrls’ Trojan Women: in defeat, transcendence by John Bavoso

History, they say, is written by the victors, which may be one reason why Euripides’s The Trojan Women is such a striking piece. By focusing on the women of Troy in the time between the fa…

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The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus (review) by Debbie Minter Jackson

It’s a rare and unusual  treat to dip into parts of history that have been cast aside, forgotten and ignored. There was a time when the circus coming to town was the most exciting thing a…

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Tense Wedding Day of Playwright’s Parents Inspires New Comedy “Divinity Place” by Kenneth Jones

The scandal of marrying out of your faith — Catholic girl loves Protestant boy! — is at the heart of a new charm-bomb comedy called Divinity Place, one of the recently added titles to th…

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The Good Thing For Gays About Donald Trump by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoIf I were to literally stick to my title (above), this would be a very short column. In fact, it would be over already and I’d be off typing up an invoice. But le…

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Loyle Carner in London: old-school rap with new-school openness

Samples and sturdy beats met heartfelt lyrics as the promising newcomer played Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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Let’s talk about sex work: See Me Now at the Young Vic

Members of the oldest profession share their stories in a brave and illuminating show

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Repertory theatre returns to Manchester for the first time in 50 years by Georgia Snow

Rep will return to Manchester for the first time in more than half a century, as part of a growing trend for

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Theatre Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Synetic Theater by Norah Dick

A play that can grate on modern sensibilities, Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” has been mounted in a few ways to appeal to contemporary audiences, but Synetic Theatre…

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BWW Interview: Actress Judith Light Talks GOD LOOKED AWAY and Working with Al Pacino by Don Grigware

Actress Judith Light certainly needs no introduction. A familiar face to television audiences, she co-starred in the soap One Life to Live winning two Daytime Emmy Awards and in prime time w…

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Features: The best of #WOSAwards on social media

Find out what the stars had to say about this year's WhatsOnStage Awards

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Stegosaurus review at Etcetera Theatre, London – ‘a mordant monologue’ by Julia Rank

According Ersi Niaoti’s one-woman play Stegosaurus, one of the many myths perpetuated by Hollywood is how easy it is to be bulimic.

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FIRST LOOK: The Wild Party at The Other Palace by Editorial Staff

By Editorial Staff We are pleased to bring you these great first look production images from The Wild Party starring Frances Ruffelle, John Owen Jones, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Simon Th…

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WITT ‘N CAMP – Vaults by Daniel Perks

Hip H’Opera is now a thing thanks to the team from Witt ‘N Camp. These two staccato, shrill, singing divas appear in masquerade masks and constantly compete for centre stage.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Presidents, and #NotMyPresident, on Stage by New York Theater

Below is a photo essay of a century’s worth of stage depictions of American presidents. One thing seems certain about the most uncertain presidency in U.S. history — Donald Trum…

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Stiles and Drewe musical Honk! to have 20th anniversary revival by Tim Bano

A new production of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s musical Honk! is to run at the Union Theatre in London, marking the

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James Corden's TV show could learn from Simon Amstell by Brian Logan

Corden’s US TV debut is a success, but the mutual back-slappery of such chatshows is almost unwatchable – all the more so when the hosts are comediansDid you ever watch Simon Amstell on …

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler by Behind The Curtain

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only 2, seeing the original1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender…

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See Me Now review at Young Vic, London – ‘candid and moving’ by Natasha Tripney

See Me Now is genuinely eye-opening theatre. It puts the stories of real-life sex workers up on stage and invites the audience

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Music Interview/Review: Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Crosses Musical Borders by Arts Fuse Editor

"My ancestors fled pogroms in Poland and today we have a crisis to rival what went on in the 1940s."

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The Arts on the Stamps of the World — February 20 by Doug Briscoe

An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.

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Adam Scott-Rowley packs an almighty punch with his one man show This is Not Culturally Significant. Twelve characters struggling with the every day, are pieced together in this brutal, beaut…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 9am (Broadway Time)

BWW Morning Brief February 20th, 2017 - All-Female 1776, 'ARTURO UI' and More on President's Day! by Jessica Khan

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Today's big news Carolee Carmello leads an all-female 1776 at 54 Below, and Christian Borle stars in a reading of 'ARTURO UI' at Woodshed.

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BWW TV: Go K-ra-zy for Them! Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes & More in CRAZY FOR YOU by BroadwayWorld TV

Just last night,Manhattan Concert Productions MCP presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You,at David Geffen Hall, Linco…

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GRACE NOTES: Monday, February 20, 2017 by Susan Grace

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Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Will Tour Together by Andrew Gans

The Broadway icons will be Two for the Road this fall.

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by New York Theater

In honor of Presidents Day, I resurrect my review of “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson,” which opened on Broadway on October 13, 2010 and closed three months later, on January 2, 20…

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‘The Comedy About A Bank Robbery’ at Criterion Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

“The Comedy About A Bank Robbery,” a hilarious new show will run through October 29, 2017, at Criterion Theatre, London.The play comes from the team of Mischief Theatre behind the award-…

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Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Andrew Rannells by Little Known Facts W/ Ilana Levine

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, …

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‘Death Takes A Holiday’ at Charing Cross Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

The acclaimed musical with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan, “Death Takes A Holiday” will run through March 4, 2017, at Charing Cross Theatre,…

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Susan Calman review – Radio 4 favourite's sparky set is far from cosy by Brian Logan

The Stables, Milton Keynes The standup reveals she’s taken up boxing on her Calman Before the Storm tour, and the show swipes energetically at a formidable array of targets“No one says, …

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‘Then She Fell’ at The Kingsland Ward, Brooklyn by Blouin Artinfo

“Then She Fell” by Third Rail Projects is playing at Kingsland Ward in New York through April 30, 2017.This Bessie Award-winning theatre hit is a multi-sensory, fully immersive experienc…

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Concert Review: Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s “Glass Works” by Jonathan Blumhofer

It was a treat to experience Philip Glass’s orchestral music live and in-person.

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Ruby Lewis pays tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood in Paramour by Joy

Paramour brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil to Broadway with astonishing acrobatics and a visually stunning show. Its leading lady, Ruby Lewis sparkles in her Broadway debut.

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THAT’S JEWISH ENTERTAINMENT – Upstairs at The Gatehouse by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

This lovely revue show takes its audience on a journey spanning over a hundred years. From the mass migration of Jews in the 19th Century, from the shtetl or Eastern Europe.

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Careers Clinic: Should I take a non-acting theatre job? by John Byrne

I’m a very committed graduate actor for whom my first year in the business has been successful from an artistic point of

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Stephen Sondheim Theater presents ‘Beautiful - The Carole King Musical’ by Blouin Artinfo

“Beautiful - The Carole King Musical” is being performed at Stephen Sondheim Theater in New York through September 3, 2017.“Beautiful” tells the true story of Carole King’s inspiri…

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‘School of Rock’ at Winter Garden Theatre by Blouin Artinfo

Winter Garden Theatre, New York, presents the musical “School of Rock” through November 19, 2017.Based on the Jack Black starring hit film, “School of Rock” is Andrew Lloyd Webber’…

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Chita Rivera Talks WEST SIDE STORY; Announces Tour with Tommy Tune by BroadwayWorld

This morning, the TODAY show'sAl Rokersat down with Broadway iconChita Riverafor his Living Legends series.

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St. Ann’s Warehouse presents ‘The Tempest’ by Blouin Artinfo

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is being performed at St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York, through February 19, 2017.The Tempest is the finale in an all-female trilogy of Shakespeare’s plays…

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Eva Yerbabuena: Apariencias review at Sadler’s Wells – ‘uncompromising intensity’ by Neil Norman

Eva Yerbabuena is the living embodiment of the phrase “dynamite comes in small packages”. Her compact, formidable form contains enough explosive energy

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She's the Name on Everybody's Lips! Charlotte d'Amboise Begins Performances in Broadway's Chicago by

She started with a bang! Charlotte d'Amboise returns to Broadway's Chicago on February 20. The two-time Tony nominee replaces Spice Girl Mel B, who played her last performance on Feb…

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'Billy Budd' at Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Deutsche Oper Berlin presents “Billy Budd,” based on the novella by Hermann Melville, author of “Moby-Dick.” It will run from May 24 through June 2, 2017 in Berlin.Benjamin Britten's…

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'Babykonzert: Durch die Lüfte' at Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Deutsche Oper Berlin presents “Babykonzert: Durch die Lüfte,” which will run through February 19, 2017 in Berlin.The opera invites tots up to two years of age to the Tischlerei to witne…

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Cinderella review at Grand Theatre, Leeds – ‘feel-good factor’ by George Hall

The last of three works making up Opera North’s fairytale season, Cinderella – or La Cenerentola, given that the company perform Rossini’s

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Moans and ghostly whispers — The Crimson Bird at the Barbican

The BBCSO dispatched Nicola LeFanu’s new work with flair, abetted by Rachel Nicholls’ voluptuous voice

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Tonight: A Black Lives Matter Burlesque Fundraiser by Trav S.D.

Filed under: African American Interest, British Music Hall, BROOKLYN, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS, SOCIAL EVENTS Tagged: benefit, Black History Through Our Eyes, Black Lives Matter, BROOKLYN…

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Massenet’s Werther at the Met: well sung, well acted, odd production

Vittorio Grigolo led an international cast in Richard Eyre’s distracting modern staging

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Two Man Show: our feminist quest to smash the patriarchy by Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen

Theatre duo RashDash want to talk about masculinity but words keep failing them so they’re doing it with the help of a sequinned rock goddessWe are a feminist, female theatre company and w…

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Theatre News: Amber Riley: 'It's horrible in America right now, but I hope people will wake up'

The Dreamgirls actress picked up the award for Best Actress in a Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards

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Review: Review: A Clockwork Orange (Park Theatre)

Physical theatre company Action To The Word present their all-male version of Anthony Burgess' novel

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Review: Review: See Me Now (Young Vic Theatre)

A entirely riveting evening spent in the company of sex workers

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SUMMER NIGHTS IN SPACE – Vaults by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

This eclectic mix of science fiction, rock music and theatre combine beautifully to create an enjoyable, albeit totally bizarre show in Summer Nights In Space.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7am (Broadway Time)

New Nigerians review at Arcola Theatre, London – ‘deft political satire’ by Dave Fargnoli

Suffused with warmth, hopefulness and humour, the New Nigerians is no ordinary political satire. Part of the Arcola Theatre’s Revolution season, the

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sweeps the WhatsOnStage awards with eight wins by Clarisse Loughrey, Clarisse Loughrey

The two-part play scooped up the likes of Best New Play, Best Actor in a Play, Best Supporting Actor in a Play, and Best Supporting Actor in a Play

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Review: ‘The Trojan Women’ at Taffety Punk Theatre Company by Kendall Mostafavi

The feminist movement has been on the rise for decades, but with our current political and social climate, saturated with patriarchal overreach into women’s lives (and even their bodies), …

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Dreamgirls’ Amber Riley: ‘I’m giving young black girls permission to be in musicals’ by Giverny Masso

Dreamgirls star Amber Riley has spoken of the importance of her leading role in the West End in inspiring young black girls

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£200k grant accelerates Theatre Royal Wakefield creative hub plans by Georgia Snow

Plans for a new creative hub at the Theatre Royal Wakefield have taken a step forward after the council granted the project

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Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Oliver Savile, Sabrina Aloueche and Many More Set for?WEST END LIVE LOUNGE by BroadwayWorld

OnSunday 19th March, LampM Productions will presentWest End Live Lounge- an evening of music from a host of West End talent. Taking place at the Union Theatre, this will mark the company's f…

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Poll: When was the last time you went to Samuel French’s theatre bookshop? by The Stage

Last week, theatre publishing and licensing company Samuel French announced it will shut the doors of its London shop after 187 years

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Theatre News: New repertory theatre to open in Manchester

The new theatre will have a main space and a studio space and open in May 2017

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Review: Review: Good Dog (Watford Palace Theatre)

Arinze Kene's play chronicles how one boy turns from responsible naivity to bitter disillusionment

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Photos: Photos: Winners of the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards

Billie Piper, Amber Riley and Jamie Parker were among the big winners of the night

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OLIVER! – Edinburgh by Thom Dibdin

A pair of very fine interpretations, backed by a company intent on performing at the peak of their abilities, mark out an Oliver! which aims high but suffers from the constraints of its own …

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BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Ailey stuns and moves Atlanta audience by Admin

Saturday, February 18, 2017. The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA. It’s February, or Black History Month in the U.S., and it’s time for my annual pilgrimage to The Fox Theatre for Alvin Ailey Am…

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Community Spirit and a Great Show at the WhatsOnStage Awards by Debbie Gilpin

Awards season is in full swing now, so this weekend was the turn of the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. Held at the Prince of Wales Theatre, it prides itself on being the only event where w…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLS by BroadwayWorld

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the P…

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MEI Theatrical in Association with Polka Theatre Present SARAH & DUCK'S BIG TOP BIRTHDAY by BroadwayWorld

The enchanting world of CBeebies' hit animated series Sarah ampDuck will be brought to life on stage for the first time this Spring. Featuring a host of wonderful characters from the BAFTA A…

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NEWS: Union presents 20th anniversary revival of Stiles & Drewe’s Honk! by Press Releases

This Easter, Stiles & Drewe's HONK! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician, 20th anniversary production, which will run at the Union Theatre from 29 March 2017.

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Theatre News: Billie Piper: 'Helena Bonham Carter or Emma Stone would be great for Doctor Who'

The actress won Best Actor in a Play at this year's WhatsOnStage Awards

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Royal Court Theatre Announces New Play BODIES, Tickets Sales for B and VICTORY CONDITION, and Extra Shows for NUCLEAR WAR by BroadwayWorld

Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Court Theatre with BODIES, directed by Jude Christian premiering in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Wednesday 05 July 2017 - Saturday 12 August 2017.

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SCENES FROM AN URBAN GOTHIC – Vaults by Laura Kressly

No words, no set, one man and one chair. Using soundscape, lighting and actor James Cross’ elastic limbs, Theatre Imaginers have created an innovative physical performance of a man’s dis…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Monday, February 20, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Stars Set for Roundabout’s Spring Gala, Kristine Nielsen Soldiers through “Present Laughter” Rehearsals, and “Newsies” on the Big Screen Report! “…

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Nadia Clifford, Tim Delap, and More Announced for UK Tour of JANE EYRE by BroadwayWorld

Casting for Sally Cookson's energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece, Jane Eyre was announced today 20 February 2017, with Nadia Clifford taking the central…

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Review: ‘Luther Re-Lives’ at the Publick Playhouse by Ramona Harper

The velvet voice and beautiful love ballads of one of the greatest R &B crooners of all time, Luther Vandross, lives on through the magnetic stage presence of William “Smooth” Wardla…

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Brits Off Broadway Invites The Original Theatre Company for a Month-long Residency by BroadwayWorld

The Original Theatre Company is delighted to announce that, following a hugely successful second National tour, its production of Torben Betts's critically acclaimed INVINCIBLE will perform …

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HONK! THE MUSICAL Returns to London this Easter by BroadwayWorld

This Easter, Honk the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns

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MADE IN INDIA – Edinburgh by Thom Dibdin

Combining thought-provoking intelligence and the genuinely moving, Made In India at the Traverse is a very fine production.

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Why video is getting a bigger part in theatre by Catherine Love

Video technology has been influencing theatre for decades, but never has it been easier or cheaper to incorporate into productions. Today, video

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The Green Room: How has your training at drama school helped you? by Thomas Hescott

Meet our panel: We have given our panellists pen-names and used stock images but their biographies reflect their real career details… Sally

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 4am (Broadway Time)

INTERVIEW: Frances Ruffelle Talks The Wild Party and New Musicals by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo We had a brief moment during rehearsals for The Wild Party to talk to British Musical Theatre star Frances Ruffelle about new musicals, The Wild Party and her attraction to n…

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THE SOUTH AFREAKINS – Vaults by Shanine Salmon

If the material in Robyn Paterson’s one-woman play feels quaint, then her performance is anything but. It’s an impressive act of virtuosity and memory that flits between each half of a p…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More At WhatsOnStage Awards by Marianka Swain

Last night, winners were announcedat London's Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, celebrating the best of the UK's theatre over the past year, as voted for by th…

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Why Are Women Still Shortchanged In Theatre? by Gary Naylor

Has theatre come to terms with 21st century women Or are female characters too frequently there to help the men drive the plot from curtain to curtain

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Advocacy Tips And Resources That Will Come In Handy In The Coming Weeks by Sarah Marczynski

If your newsfeed wasn’t already full of politics, I bet on January 19, it got real full, real fast. On the 19th, The Hill, then others, published an article detailing the Trump admini…

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The conversation flows uninterrupted for 100 minutes in Wallace Shawn’spolished production.

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Plan your week’s theatre: top tickets by Lyn Gardner

Dolphins are taught to speak in a clever satire, Theatre 503 presents works by prisoners and Madame Bovary is relocated to a plumbing company – in a play with no actorsSinners Club, at the…

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Review: ‘The Matchmaker’ at People’s Light by Deb Miller

An effervescent all-star ensemble of fourteen actors and two musicians under the ebullient direction of Abigail Adams bring to life the eccentric characters, madcap situations, and old-fashi…

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The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang) by Arts Review

A stunning Indonesian-Australian co-production set deep beneath the sea from award-winning playwright Sandra Thibodeaux, The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang) will be presented at La Mama Court…

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Episode 502 - Kate Lumpkin (Professional Fairy Godmother) by Joel B. New

JBN hangs out with Kate Lumpkin, a fabulous casting director and professional fairy godmother. Song premiere: "Bibbidi" with music and lyrics by Joel B. New. Performed by Miss Lumpkin featur…

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Natasha Tripney: Is theatre’s fad for blind luck more than just a stunt? by Natasha Tripney

A spin of the wheel. A toss of a coin. The striking of a match. Chance is part of what makes the

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Sean Brosnan: ‘Acting is easiest when you’re on stage for the whole show’ by Giverny Masso

After training in stage management at RADA, Sean Brosnan pursued a career in acting that has lasted more than 50 years and

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Mark Shenton’s week: Not all shows get the West End transfers they deserve by Mark Shenton

Much is made these days of our isolated social bubbles. So I wasn’t surprised to be contacted, independently, by two prominent London

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Review: ‘God of Carnage’ at Compass Rose Theater by Danielle Angeline

Compass Rose Theater does it again with another smart and dramatic production. God of Carnage is remarkable, this time with Director Steven Carpenter at the helm. Lucinda Merry-Browne is the…

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Melbourne White Night: 86-year-old swing dances with his partner – video by Guardian Staff

Kenneth Weeks, 86, and Lyne Luxford, 70, were captured hoofing it off Collins Street in Melbourne, at 2am on a Sunday morning as the city celebrated White Night. Melbourne’s fifth White Ni…

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On the Couch with Gavin Webber by Arts Review

Who is Gavin Webber? I’m a choreographer and one of Australia’s oldest dancers. I’m about to go to Melbourne with a show called Cockfight and I’ll turn 50 on the last day! I feel pre…

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Theatrefolk Production: Alice by Lindsay Price by Lindsay Price

Alice by Lindsay Price is brought to life by director Juliet Cottrell and the Drama Workshop in New Zealand. It was no ordinary production. The theatre had been destroyed by fire 4 weeks pri…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Interviews: From 1776 to Boy Meets World, William Daniels Looks Back on His Career in New Memoir

There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others will be released on March 1.

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Media roundtable aims to improve quality of LGBTIQ images and storylines in Australia by Arts Review

Author and journalist Benjamin Law (The Family Law), and comedian Jordan Raskopoulos (Axis of Awesome) will join leading international LGBTIQ media advocates in Sydney next week for a ground…

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Tarragon Theatre shaking things up with music-focused season by J. Kelly Nestruck

Offerings include an opera, a “theatrical mixtape” and a rocking take on Shakespeare

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Carolee Carmello Is John Adams in All-Female 1776 Concert Feb. 20 by Andrew Gans

The evening, featuring Mary Testa, Arielle Jacobs, and Andréa Burns, is held at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Look Back at Past Productions of Sunday in the Park with George by Hannah Vine

The show will reopen on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre February 23.

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Why a Musical About the Sex-Crazed Mystic Rasputin Plays a Church in Brooklyn by Michael C. Gioia

St. John’s Lutheran Church becomes home to the Russian mystical faith healer in a racy, immersive staging of Dave Malloy’s new musical.

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Is choreographer Mark Morris taking a lyrical turn? by Sarah L. Kaufman / The Washington Post

In the 37 years since he founded his dance company, Mark Morris has been a dancer, a choreographer and even a conductor, on occasion. Now he is taking on a new role, for the Mark Morris Danc…

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