Friday, October 26, 2018

Perspective: Why political pundits give drama critics a bad name - Los Angeles Times by Charles McNulty

Political pundits have long been giving drama critics a bad name. Inevitably, in the run-up to an election, some op-ed columnist will make a crack comparing recent political coverage to thea…

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

What Did Broadway Critics Think of Jez Butterworth’s London Hit The Ferryman? by Adam Hetrick

The latest play from the celebrated writer of Jerusalem opens on Broadway following a sold-out London run where it won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Not Just for Grown-Ups: The Broadway Audience Is Getting Younger by Michael Paulson

The average age of the Broadway theatergoer last season was 40.6 — the lowest since 2000, the Broadway League says, and 15 percent of theatergoers were under 18.

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The Week in Arts: ‘Wildlife,’ Terence McNally, American Ballet Theater by The New York Times

With barely contained fury, Carey Mulligan stars as a Montana housewife in Paul Dano’s directorial debut.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

How This Trio Joined Forces To Help Broadway's Best Become Social Media Superstars by Jeryl Brunner

Frank Spadafora, Ryan Ratelle and Sam Ratelle joined forces to create The Cast, the first dedicated digital talent agency which represents leading Broadway talent.

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Nick taps Susan Vargo as new VP of live entertainment by Jane Hobson

The kidcaster has hired Susan Vargo to lead creative development and production for its live stage shows, resorts and attractions.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tituss Burgess is bringing another Whitney Houston movie to the stage by Michael Riedel

Tituss Burgess, enjoying small-screen fame as the struggling actor of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is also the driving creative force behind “The Preacher’s Wife,” a ne…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Broadway: “Funny Girl,” Barbra Streisand’s Famed Musical, Will Be Revived, With Rosie O’Donnell, Without Lady Gaga by Roger Friedman

It’s exciting news for Broadway, but not for Lady Gaga fans. The star of “A Star is Born” will not be playing Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Roseland Site High-Rise Allegedly Damaged Broadway Theater by Marc Hershberg

According to a lawsuit filed in New York state court, some blunders while building the chic ARO apartment complex on the former site of the Roseland Ballroom resulted in significant water an…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

The secret behind Mandy Patinkin’s stylish beard game by Barbara Hoffman

Before he became Saul on TV’s “Homeland” — even before his Inigo Montoya pledged vengeance in “The Princess Bride” — Mandy Patinkin was a creature of the theater. With a tenor …

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

BREAKING: BE MORE CHILL to Play The Lyceum Theatre on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has learned that the sold-out hit Off-Broadway musical BE MORE CHILL will be transferring to Broadway later this season.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

socializing with: George Salazar, a ‘Be More Chill’ Star, Heats Up Online by Alexis Soloski

How did an Off Broadway actor wrangle so many followers on Instagram? He hid in the bathroom.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Stage Directions: What Is Jerry Mitchell’s No. 1 Rule of Directing? by Mervyn Rothstein

Having learned from legends like Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins, the director-choreographer shares the philosphy that led him to hits like Hairspray, Kinky Boots, and this summer’s …

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Brantley in Britain: What’s in a List? Two Critics on Theater’s Special Relationship by Ben Brantley

Ben Brantley and his London counterpart Michael Billington find much that’s enthralling about the state of playwriting in their countries.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

What could be the hottest show on Broadway still lacks star power by Michael Riedel

Without a star above the title, it’s hard for a new American play to get to Broadway. That’s the number-one gripe that producers, agents, investors and actors have about the business. Ye…

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Here’s How Broadway Marketers Use Deceptive Tactics to Make Their Shows Look Better by John Bonazzo

'Gettin' the Band Back Together' is the latest show attempting to trick consumers.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In This ‘Oklahoma!,’ She Loves Her and He Loves Him by Laura Collins-Hughes

A production with same-sex leads is one of many signs that directors are approaching the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with new eyes.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Eric Rosen leaves KC Rep with legacy of national stature | The Kansas City Star by Robert W. Butler

After nearly a decade on the job, he is preparing to step down as artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre. It’s a time to reflect on his accomplishments.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Strange David and Goliath Saga of Radio Frequencies | WIRED by David Zweig

Random Farms, and tens of thousands of other theater companies, schools, churches, broadcasters, and myriad other interests across the country, need to buy new wireless microphones. The majo…

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A master telemarketer at Goodman Theatre shares her tips by Lisa Bertagnoli

A superstar telemarketer at Goodman Theatre wants to get you on the line. She’s pretty sure she can do it.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

What will happen to the Tonys if Les Moonves leaves CBS by Michael Riedel

Les Moonves, the embattled head of CBS, once told me: “The Tony Awards are part of this network’s heritage. The telecast is a money-loser for CBS, but there are certain things that are m…

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Bull Durham Ensnared in Alleged Fraud by Marc Hershberg

Investors in 'Bull Durham' were allegedly caught stealing as the show bolted for Broadway.

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Breaking: Amy Morton Slated to Direct All-Female Broadway Production of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award nominee Amy Morton is confirmed to direct an all-female cast in the new Broadway production of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS.

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‘Tootsie’ musical to open on Broadway in April 2019 by Deadline

"Tootsie," the musical adaptation of the hit 1982 Dustin Hoffman comedy, will begin previews March 29, 2019, at the Marquis Theatre, with an opening date of Tuesday, April 23.

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After Years Helping to Reinvent 42nd Street, Cora Cahan Will Step Down by Amanda Svachula

Over 28 years, the arts administrator helped spearhead the refurbishment of a once-seedy district and kept several classic theaters in use.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

John Glines, Tony Winning Producer and Playwright, Passes Away by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of John Glines, a Tony winning producer and playwright.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel to End Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The talent-filled revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry, will conclude its run at the Imperial Theatre on September 16. The new stagin…

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Encores! Off-Center's Songs for a New World to Be Preserved on Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Encores! Off-Center's acclaimed summer staging of Jason Robert Brown's popular song cycle Songs for a New World will receive an original cast recording from Ghostlight Records. Kate …

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Review: Hit Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’ by Ben Brantley

The movie that heralded the jukebox musical has been reinvented as a jukebox musical on its very own terms at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Rosie O'Donnell Will Lead Broadway Stars in Protest at the White House Monday by Stephanie Wild

AP has reported that Rosie O'Donnell will lead cast members from some of Broadway's biggest musicals in a protest outside the White House on Monday.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The hype around ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ is growing by Michael Riedel

Moolah-la: They’re sure spending a lot of money on “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s vertigo-inducing movie musical is budgeted at $30 million — a…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Twelfth Night Reviews, News, and Features by BroadwayStars

A collection of links from BroadwayStars

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The provocative Mike Daisey is a straight-shooter in his solo show about guns. by Peter Marks

The monologuist is back at Woolly Mammoth Theatre for “The Story of the Gun.”

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INTERVIEW: The last five weeks have been busy for Jason Robert Brown, the 48-year-old composer, lyricist, arranger, orchestrator and performer. There was an acclaimed Encores! run of his 199…

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10 Most-Produced High School Plays and Musicals of 2017–2018 by Sarah Jane Arnegger

Over 4,000 high schools participated in the 80th annual survey, conducted by the Educational Theatre Association.

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Melissa Errico and Charlotte Moore in Conversation by Victoria Myers

Charlotte Moore, co-founded of Irish Repertory Theatre, and Melissa Errico discuss their production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and their experiences working together as “two st…

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5 Shows to See in New York: ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Be More Chill’ and More by Jesse Green

August turns out to be a month for musicals, with science fiction, a Hollywood rom-com and dueling garage bands on the agenda.

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Mark Shenton: Theatre must navigate the choppy waters of cultural change by Catherine Gerbrands

Theatremakers and critics are being forced to chart challenging cultural waters, alert to new sensitivities that their work and words may provoke.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

What Do 525 Ventriloquists Do at a Convention? Ask Their Dummies by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Scenes from an annual “vent” gathering in Kentucky, where puppets rule and their masters crave respect for an unappreciated art form.

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Christine Ebersole at Steppenwolf: Flawless technique and a strange 'SNL' story by Chris Jones

You might recall Christine Ebersole was once on “Saturday Night Live” (same cast as Eddie Murphy and Tim Kazurinsky). You might now know that she got the gig after smoking the right join…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Will Remain at Work Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation | Hollywood Reporter by Georg Szalai and Paul Bond

The company's board of directors is lining up outside counsel to investigate claims in The New Yorker.

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Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Tops $1M In Seven-Show Week; ‘Head Over Heels’ Totters by Greg Evans

Pretty Woman played seven previews to nearly SRO audiences and Mean Girls set another house record, but the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels just couldn’t find its footing as it o…

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Sir Ian McKellen Talks King Lear, His Career, and Gay Rights Activism on Amanpour by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-winning actor reflects on his love of the stage and tackling yet another Shakespeare play.

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Lincoln Center TKTS booth to display prices, not discounts, on boards by Caitlin Huston

The Theater Development Fund is making changes to its Lincoln Center TKTS booth as a trial run for its other locations. Beginning Aug. 1, the discount ticket booth at the Lincoln Center will…

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CBS This Morning Goes Inside New Musical Dave by Ruthie Fierberg

The morning show goes backstage with director Tina Landau and stars Drew Gehling and Mamie Paris at the show now playing at D.C.'s Arena Stage.

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PBS Will Broadcast U.K. An American in Paris and The Sound of Music in November by Andrew Gans

The Great Performances series will also feature documentaries about John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons and Tony winner Harold Prince.

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Artistic Directors: Let’s Do Better by American Theatre Editors

Four theatre leaders give 'vision statements' in response to the question: How does the role of artistic director need to change in the 21st century?

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Rough Rehearsal, a Suicide and a Broadway Show in Turmoil by Michael Paulson

The death of Jeff Loeffelholz, a longtime standby actor in “Chicago,” has rattled the cast and brought attention to workplace behavior on Broadway.

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Actors recall living in fear of Jerome Robbins -- yet dying to work with him by Barbara Hoffman

It’s a legend that even now, 20 years after Jerome Robbins’ death, threatens to define him: While berating his actors, he stepped farther and farther back on stage until he toppled into …

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Friday, July 27, 2018

The Kennedy Center Honors are taking a risk by awarding ‘Hamilton’ — but it’s worth it by Peter Marks

The musical’s section is heartening tribute to American theater

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Ben Brantley Apologizes Over New York Times Review For HEAD OVER HEELS by Alan Henry

Late Thursday evening, following the publication of the New York Times theatre review of Head Over Heels, members of the Broadway community took to social media to express outrage over a rev…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Join James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, More in BBC’s His Dark Materials by Andrew Gans

Jack Thorne penned the eight-part series based on the fantasy novels.

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West End front of house worker steps into leading role to avoid show cancellation | WhatsOnStage by Ben Hewis

Jennifer Caldwell was called upon during a production of Knights of the Rose

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Head Over Heels Reviews, News, and Features by BroadwayStars

Here is a list of all the Head Over Heels articles on BroadwayStars.

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Brushing Up Your Shakespeare, By the Book or Not by Eric Grode

Shakespeare finds his way into many a musical, from faithful adaptations to breakthrough works like “Hair.”

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Finding Music in Shakespeare, Suffragists and Mitch McConnell by Michael Paulson

A rising star in musical theater, Shaina Taub is a fiercely political singer-songwriter who is writing the lyrics for her first Broadway show, with Elton John.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Gwyneth Paltrow’s musical ‘Head Over Heels’ is on thin ice by Michael Riedel

Broadway producer Gwyneth Paltrow skipped Thursday night’s opening of her show, “Head Over Heels,” the Go-Go’s musical, at the Hudson Theatre. Word is she stayed in Montauk, making w…

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Kathy Li Named Managing Director of Playwrights Foundation by American Theatre Editors

The San Francisco new-play incubator has a new leader.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hal Linden and Sally Struthers Will Join Ed Dixon and Mark Jacoby in Ogunquit’s U.S. Premiere of Grumpy Old Men Musical by Andrew Gans

Matt Lenz directs the limited engagement beginning August 8 at the Maine venue.

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Michael Grandage To Produce & Direct ‘Jack And Lem’ Kennedy Biopic by Greg Evans

Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage will produce and direct Jack and Lem, a feature film chronicling the thirty-year friendship between John F. Kennedy and Kirk Lemoyne “Le…

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43 Photos for 43 Years of A Chorus Line by Hannah Vine

The production opened July 25, 1975, at the Shubert Theatre.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Filmed Performance With Lin-Manuel Miranda Could Hit Big Screen: Report by Greg Evans

A week after Netflix announced it will film Bruce Springsteen’s hotter-than-hot one-man Broadway show for streaming in December, a similar – but big-screen – plan reportedl…

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Theater Patrons Not Going Gaga Over Go-Go’s Musical by Charles Passy

‘Head Over Heels,’ a new Broadway show featuring music by the 1980s all-female band, has posted weak ticket sales in previews

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Diane Paulus and Alex Rudzinski Will Direct NBC’s Hair Live! by Andrew Gans

The live broadcast is scheduled for May 19, 2019.

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Tanglewood Bernstein Celebration, With Jessica Vosk and Tony Yazbeck, Will Be Broadcast on PBS by Andrew Gans

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will host the tribute to the late composer.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Arrives To Full Houses; Broadway’s Total B.O. Tops $36M by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical showed other summer newcomers how it’s done. Though it performed only two previews during the season’s Week 8, the show with the big ti…

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How Yul Brynner Occasionally ‘Opted Out’ of His Number in The King and I by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Judy Kuhn’s time in King and I, Paul Castree’s crazy audition for Tommy Tune, and more.

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Theatre Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation by Victoria Myers

Between Broadway seasons in New York City, the theatre world is not nearly as quiet as you might imagine. The summer months have become increasingly packed with theatre festivals. We talked …

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Do You Know Broadway’s 15 Shortest-Running Shows That Won Tony Awards? by Hannah Vine

These shows didn’t last long, but they still left as winners on Broadway’s biggest night.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

WATCH: Tony Winner Donna Murphy Gets Emotional Describing Her Take on Hello, Dolly’s Dolly Gallagher Levi by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor reveals new insight into the backstory she’s created and her favorite Dolly moment.

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Look Back at the 1976 Revival of Guys and Dolls On Broadway by Hannah Vine

The production opened July 21, 1976, at the Broadway Theatre.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tony Winner Ivo van Hove to Direct 'West Side Story' on Broadway (Exclusive) by David Rooney

The Belgian avant-garde theater-maker will collaborate with modern dance choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on the first major American revival to depart radically from the original Je…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Patricia Morison, 103, Dies; Broadway’s First Kate to Be Kissed by David Belcher

After failing to hit it big as a Hollywood actress, Ms. Morison became a star of the musical stage in “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The King and I.”

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Courtroom Drama: Producer Offers to Stage Disputed ‘Mockingbird’ for Judge by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

The disagreement over the characterization of Atticus Finch expands to a second lawsuit between the producers and the Lee estate.

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Kennedy Center charges 'Hamilton' ticket buyers more than advertised; computer blamed by Peggy McGlone

The Kennedy Center said customers would be charged the amount cited during the transaction, not the higher amount.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert': TV Review by David Rooney

John Legend, Sara Bareilles, 'Hamilton' veteran Brandon Victor Dixon and Alice Cooper headline NBC's Easter Sunday special, performing the 1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
[collapse] #LiveatFive with The Radio City Rockettes by

Brittany Werthmann and Joanna Richardson stop by HQ to chat about Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes and more with Paul Wontorek.

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Experience Broadway's Riveting Network, Starring Bryan Cranston by

Watch show clips from the Broadway stage adaptation of the iconic 1976 film Network.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

The Joyce Foundation Announces 2019 Joyce Awards by American Theatre Editors

Six cultural organizations in the Great Lakes region will partner with artists to create new works.

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Hansol Jung, Hilary Bettis, Jaclyn Backhaus, and More Are Newest Members of The Kilroys by Olivia Clement

The new members will continue the fight for gender parity in the American Theatre.

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VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo & Shoshana Bean Sample a Dream Duet by Stage Tube

Cynthia Erivo andShoshana Bean stopped by Build to chat about their upcoming concert event Night Divine at the Apollo Theater. When asked if they had any dream duets, they gave a quick sampl…

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The Double Dealer review – sly schemers, randy wives and foolish cuckolds by Michael Billington

Orange Tree, RichmondSelina Cadell stages an enterprising production of Congreve’s convoluted restoration comedySelina Cadell is on a one-woman mission to preserve Restoration comedy. Havi…

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VIDEO: Roman Banks Takes Bows As The First Evan Hansen of Color! by Stage Tube

History wasmade at the Music Box Theatre todayRoman Banksmade his debut as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen as the show's first Evan of color. Banks is currently the understudy for Ev…

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Commence the Jellicle Ball! Production Begins in UK for CATS Film by BroadwayWorld

Production began todayat Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, UK forthe big screen adaptation of Cats, which is set to hit theatres onDecember 20, 2019

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Stage Version of THE FIVE HEARTBEATS Aiming for Broadway by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline,Robert Townsendis aiming to bring a stage version of his 1991 filmThe Five Heartbeatsto Broadway. Townsend will write the playwith Kennen Ivory Wayans, who also wrote t…

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Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre A Cautionary Tale For Regional Theatre? by Artsjournal

 Liverpool’s plight is a reminder of just how close to the edge many regional theatres are operating and how perilously near many are to breaching their NPO agreements. As one leading…

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Be More Chill’s Will Roland and Ana Villafañe Among Clive Barnes Awards Finalists by Adam Hetrick

The annual awards recognize the extraordinary work of young professionals in the fields of acting and dance.

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Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 12/12/18 by Mark G Auerbach

Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 12/12/18. 2018: The Arts Year in Review. Part 1. The Newsmakers. A three-part series showcasing the newsmakers, outstanding produyctions, creative teams and per…

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Full Downtown Cast of Joel Grey's Yiddish-Language Fiddler on the Roof Will Move to Stage 42 by Andy Lefkowitz

Mazel tov! The full slate of stars from the downtown premiere of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's acclaimed new Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof will&nbs…

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Will Roland, Ana Villafañe & More Among Finalists for 9th Annual Clive Barnes Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the finalists and date for the 9th Annual Clive Barnes Awards. The presentation of the annual awards recognizing excellence in theater and dance wil…

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Submissions Open for 2019 Theatre Education Award

The Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are once again set to recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Sets Full Cast for Off-Broadway Transfer by Ruthie Fierberg

The new mounting of the production at Stage 42 will star Steven Skybell, Jackie Hoffman, and Jennifer Babiak.

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What We Learned About Making Good Plays: “We Don’t Care If They’re Any Good” (At Least For Awhile) by Artsjournal

“What we learned working on Sinan’s play, and several others at that time, completely changed our DNA. We learned that the pressure of rushing to production forced us to take safer appro…

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Watch Jake Gyllenhaal, Vanessa Williams, More Commemorate 75 Years of New York City Center by Ryan McPhee

From Encores! to Off-Center to Fall for Dance, the cultural institution has brought performing arts to New Yorkers and visitors for three quarters of a century.

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Will Roland, Ana?Villafane & More Named Clive Barnes Awards Finalists by BroadwayWorld

The Clive Barnes Foundation, under the leadership of former Royal Ballet soloistValerie Taylor-Barnes, announced today the finalists and date for the9thAnnualClive Barnes Awards. Hosted byNe…

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Truth: It Probably Doesn’t Matter Where You Go To College by Artsjournal

The seemingly obvious answer is, Of course it matters! How could it not? Ivy League and equivalent institutions provide more than world-class instruction. They confer a lifetime of assi…

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New Tech Could Revolutionize How We Reproduce Art by Artsjournal

RePaint, a resin-based 3D printer that renders reproductions in color four times closer to the original than the next-best tool, utilizes a palette of 11 different inks: cyan, magenta, yello…

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BWW TV: Watch Norm Lewis Sing an OLIVER! Classic from NUTCRACKER COOL at Feinstein's/54 Below! by BroadwayWorld TV

Norm Lewis is BACK at Feinstein's54 Below December 17-22 for his 4th consecutive year, in a uniqueholiday residency with more new music, more fun, and more GUESTS Once again, it's the hottes…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Chilina Kennedy and the Cast of A SIGN OF THE TIMES by BroadwayWorld

Get a first look below at A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s.

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Musical Based on 1991 Film The Five Heartbeats in Development for Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans are adapting the film about a musical group during the rise of Motown.

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Exclusive Photo Coverage: HAMILTON Creatives Visit the Library of Congress by Walter McBride

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, earlier this month, the creators ofHamilton, including writer and actorLin-Manuel Miranda, directorThomas Kail, choreographerAndy Blankenbuehler, and mu…

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Top Theatre Stories: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Roberto Araujo

The latest about Network, Once On This Island, and Mary Poppins Returns in today's news.

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Lea Salonga to Return to Once On This Island by Mark A. Robinson

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon) will return to the Broadway revival of Once on This Island for the show’s final week of performances. Salonga, who originated the role of the go…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Submissions Open for Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon's 2019 Theatre Education Award by Logan Culwell-Block

The Excellence in Theatre Education Award recognizes exemplary arts educators each year at the Tony Awards.

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Rob McClure & Maggie Lakis Welcome Baby Girl Sadie James by Andy Lefkowitz

Congratulations are in order! Tony nominee Rob McClure and his wife, actress Maggie Lakis, have announced the birth of their first child, daughter Sadie James McClure, born on December 9 at …

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Nominate Your Teacher for the Tonys' 2019 Theatre Education Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Submissions are now open for the Tony Awards' 2019 Theatre Education Award! Carnegie Mellon University will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the special honor, to be presen…

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Experience Broadway's Thrilling Network, Starring Bryan Cranston by

Watch show clips from the Broadway stage adaptation of the iconic 1976 film Network.

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The Head and the Load by Sandi Durell

by Carol Rocamora   How do we tell stories from history that need to be told, so that we never forget them?  William Kentridge, the amazing multi-disciplinary artist, has found a uniqu…

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A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: R is for Melissa Riker and Walter Rutledge by The Dance Enthusiast

In A Dance Enthusiast's A to Z: R is for Melissa Riker and Walter Rutledge, "I survived violence and the justice system. I am sure those experiences drove me to be bold and to keep creative…

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Rob McClure and Maggie Lakis Welcome Baby Girl, Sadie James by Marika O'Hara

Former costars Rob McClure and Maggie Lakis are now coparents The couple announced the birth of their first child, Sadie James McClure, born on Sunday December 9th at 916 AM.McClure and Laki…

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Lorna Luft Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below With Yuletide Spirit December 12 by Adam Hetrick

The famed entertainer returns to New York City with an evening of cherished holiday songs and stories.

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VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal, Victoria Clark & More Celebrate 75 Years of City Center by Stage Tube

City Center alumniJake Gyllenhaal, Norm Lewis, Victoria Clark, Vanessa Williams and moreare helping the historic institution tocelebrate75 years at the center of the arts. Check out a histor…

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REVIEW: Uncle Vanya, Hampstead Theatre ✭✭ by Sophie Adnitt

By Sophie Adnitt Sophie Adnitt reviews Terry Johnson’s new production of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya now playing at Hampstead Theatre. This post REVIEW: Uncle Vanya, Hampstead Theatre …

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Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Gets NSYNC for the Holidays by Andrew Gans

The choir performs “Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday.”

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Anastasia’s Delilah Rose Pellow and her dog, Teekah by Told By Delilah Rose Pellow

“We moved to New York when I was cast in Anastasia on Broadway. I’m from Kansas City and have three dogs and two cats but all but one are back home in Kansas City. The dog who is here wi…

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American Heritage Dictionary’s Word “Usage Panel” Is No More by Artsjournal

What always seemed most remarkable about the American Heritage Dictionary was its promise to be more discriminating than other dictionaries, and the evidence for this was always its panel …

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Has Gossip Gotten A Bad Rap? by Artsjournal

There’s an important distinction to make here about how most of us define gossip – as a way of trash-talking someone not present – and how scientists do. In social science, gossip usua…

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BWW Interview: June (Squibb) Is Bustin' Out All Over! WAITRESS' Newest Star Is Opening Up About Her Broadway Past by Nicole Rosky

It's been nearly six decades since June Squibb's last Broadway bow, but she's back now and better than ever eight times a week at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bryan Cranston & More in NETWORK on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld TV

NETWORK opened just last week atBroadway's Belasco Theatre 111 West 44th Street. NETWORK is directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove The Damned, adapted by Tony and Olivier Awa…

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Tony Awards Open Submissions for Excellence in Theatre Education Award by BroadwayWorld

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University CMU will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, to be presented at the 2019 Tony Awards on S…

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The Hello Girls by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

One of the beauties of the book by Mills and Reichel is that all of the characters in the large dramatis personae are very well defined and we have no trouble knowing who is who. Reichel’s…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Playwrights Patricia Ione Lloyd, Bess Wohl, Anna Ziegler, and More Address Trump in New Plays by Olivia Clement

A one-night-only event will bring together eight new short plays at Joe's Pub January 14.

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Playwrights Bess Wohl, Anna Ziegler, and More Address Trump in New Plays by Olivia Clement

A one-night-only event will bring together eight new short plays at Joe's Pub January 14.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Jefferson’s Cut Hamilton Rap Battle by Ruthie Fierberg

As the Hamilton Tony winner “declutters” before the New Year, listen to him in this discarded demo.

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See the Cast and Creative Team of Fiasco Theater’s Merrily We Roll Along Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical in January 2019.

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Dove Cameron on THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA: 'I'm the Biggest Fan of All Time' by Marika O'Hara

At last night'sopening of The New Group's musical adaption of Clueless,Dove Cameron gushed about her next project-starring at Clara Johnson in the London premiere of Adam Guettel's The Light…

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Join Craig Lucas, Dael Orlandersmith, and More at the Drama Book Shop December 12 by Olivia Clement

Rajiv Joseph and Halley Feiffer will also be part of the playwrights roundtable and script signing event.

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The Day Lorraine Hansberry Schooled Robert F. Kennedy by Artsjournal1

“You have a great many very ac­complished people in this room, Mr. Attorney General, but the only man you should be listening to is that man [Jerome Smith] over there. That is the voi…

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Have We Made Technology Too Easy To Use? by Artsjournal

There is nothing wrong with making things easier, in most cases, and the history of technology is filled with examples of amazing advances brought about by reducing complexity. Not even the …

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Executive Director – Performance Santa Fe by Artsjournal

Performance Santa Fe invites applicants and nominations for this leadership position at one of the City’s top leading presenting organizations located in one of the country’s most vibran…

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Literary Hoaxes: Why They Work, And Why They Make Readers Angry (And Some Onlookers Gleeful) by Artsjournal1

Louis Menand: “If we pick up a novel about life in the barrio, or a book by a Tibetan monk, or an avant-garde literary magazine, we know what we expect to find. We are complicit in the…

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National Ballet of Canada’s Guillaume Côté will become first Quebec artist to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Côté will perform Romeo in Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet, a role he originated for the Canadian company.

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‘From Here to There’: Reston’s Elizabeth Bishop Shares Her Musical Journey With Hometown Audience by David Siegel

A perfect fit for a convivial concert on a winter’s night is coming to the acoustically rich Reston CenterStage. It is a cozy evening of personally selected music and song with critically …

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Theater J, still roaming across D.C., revives ‘Talley’s Folly’ by Nelson Pressley

Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning romance is produced at GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Tivoli stage.

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Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in On MARY POPPINS RETURNS by TV News Desk

Mary Poppins Returns opens in theaters everywhere on December 18, and with only a few days left until fans get to see this reimagining of a classic tale, let's see what the critics had to say

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

The Cher Show - Vegas style. It kind of wears you down and into submission by Oscar E. Moore

Davy, a friend, summed up THE CHER SHOW succinctly as we left. “Well, it’s cheaper than going to Vegas.” I have to agree.

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Welcome to Illyria! by Vanessa Cate

Welcome to Illyria! Reviewed by Angie Hoover The Four Clowns Theater Company Through December 16 RECOMMENDED Welcome To Illyria is a joyful, interactive imagining of Shakespeare’s The…

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Clueless, The Musical is just as enjoyable as the film

A faithful stage adaptation at the Pershing Square Signature Center, New York

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Verdi’s Attila becomes a blockbuster spectacle at La Scala

Transplanted to a 20th-century dystopia, the opera packs a punch: as ever, a vehicle for rabble-rousing patriotism

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Chasing Bono review – charming portrait of a wannabe rock star by Mark Lawson

Soho theatre, LondonNeil McCormick’s memoir about schoolmates-turned-rock stars is brought to raucous lifeThe story of a talented composer whose hopes of fame are broken when a local conte…

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Read Reviews for Mary Poppins Returns With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt by Adam Hetrick

The movie-musical sequel to the 1964 classic is due in theatres December 19.

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THE CHER SHOW – Déjà vu by Oscar E Moore

Déjà vu – a feeling of having already experienced the present situation, best describes this cursory, surreal, Reader’s Digest condensation, “This Is Your Life” Las Vegas type extr…

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Meet The Guy Who Makes Sure The Guthrie Theater’s Shows Are Accessible To Folks With All Sorts Of Disabilities by Artsjournal1

Says one of many admiring advocates and clients, “If a school is supposed to make programs accessible to students with disabilities — say, blindness — they might put things on tape…

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Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's! by BroadwayWorld

As New York celebrates Tony Award-nominated actress amp singer Melissa Errico's acclaimed newly released albumSondheim Sublime, iconic NYC restaurant Sardi's honored her last weekwith the un…

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Late Night Talk Shows Are Booking Novelists by Artsjournal

In a television landscape where literature has become largely overlooked, late-night hosts like Mr. Meyers and Trevor Noah have made it their mission to put a spotlight on writers — giving…

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Album Review: Natasha Barnes – Real by Ian Foster

Natasha Barnes really impresses with debut album Real, a shining example of contemporary pop done well.

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Some Enchanted Music of the Night by American Theatre Editors

A bio sums up Rodgers & Hammerstein’s achievement, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memoir is surprisingly lively.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Dick Whittington review at Buxton Opera House – ‘full of genuine warmth’ by Neil Bonner

Buxton Opera House’s pantomime may be low on big name stars and special effects but it’s high in on humour and full

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Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels made ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ their mission by Peter Marks

The playwright and the actor talk about the challenges of bringing Harper Lee’s beloved novel to Broadway.

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Mad as Hell: ‘Network’ by Matthew Wexler

Bryan Cranston (AMC's 'Breaking Bad') stars in Ivo van Hove's staging of the 1976 Academy Award-winning film about a news anchor who unravels live on television.

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NEWS: Final cast details announced for Alys, Always at the Bridge Theatre by Press Releases

Final casting details have been announced for the premiere of Lucinda Coxon’s Alys, Always, directed by Nicholas Hytner and based on the novel by Harriet Lane, starring Joanne Froggatt and…

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Justin Weaks on his first August Wilson experience, Gem of the Ocean by Keith Loria

Round House Theatre’s staging of Gem of the Ocean presents the August Wilson classic in powerful, ambitious fashion. Under the direction of Timothy Douglas, the production has been enthu…

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Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard Have a Festive Opening Night for Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show by Caitlin Moynihan

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken. The duo officially opened Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacul…

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Additional Week Added to Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine at Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Another weeklong extension has been announced for Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, a new work by two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage, currently running at off-Broadway's…

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Our Time! The Cast of Merrily We Roll Along Preps for Off-Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Something is stirring, and it's just begun! The cast of Merrily We Roll Along is preparing to bring Fiasco Theater's reimagined production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim&#…

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Michelle Williams Exits Once On This Island; Lea Salonga Will Return to Tony-Winning Revival by Andy Lefkowitz

Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams has been advised by her doctors to take a leave of absence from performing, effective immediately. As a result, the star will not continue in the …

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for Joel Grey's Yiddish-Language Fiddler on the Roof at Stage 42 by

Tickets are now on sale for the Stage 42 transfer of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's acclaimed new Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof. Oscar- and Tony-winning l…

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Watch the Cast of Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud Visit the Home of Motown in Detroit by Ruthie Fierberg

Writer Dominique Morisseau and the cast of Aint Too Proud–The Life and Times of the Temptations explore the Motown roots of their musical story.

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Photo Coverage: Roundabout and Fiasco Theater's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Meets the Press! by Jennifer Broski

Roundabout Theatre Companywill soon present Fiasco Theater's new production of Merrily We Roll Along, book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Fiasco's production will be …

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Now The National Leader, City Theatre’s Long History Championing The Short Play by Bill Hirschman

For some who view two-part events on Broadway and five-hour epic tragedies as the height of the theatrical form, the 10-minute play is condescendingly tolerated as the poor relation at the a…

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Cinderella review at Hull New Theatre – ‘a charming, traditional panto’ by Will Ramsey

Resplendent in an array of eye-wateringly bright costumes, including a traffic light and zebra crossing print combo, David Dale’s Claudia delivers one

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Michelle T. Williams Departs Broadway’s Once On This Island; Lea Salonga Will Return by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning revival will continue through January 6, 2019, at Circle in the Square Theatre.

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Sleeping Beauty review at the Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline – ‘winningly anarchic’ by David Pollock

The sense of anarchic silliness at Dunfermline’s Alhambra goes hand in hand with the decidedly old-school flavour of this year’s Christmas panto.

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Hamilton star Rachel John: ‘Arts cuts will deprive children from lower-income families’ by Giverny Masso

Hamilton star Rachel John has hit out at cuts to the arts in education, arguing that children from disadvantaged backgrounds will no

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Michelle Williams to depart ‘Once on This Island,’ Lea Salonga to take over by Caitlin Huston

Michelle Williams is leaving her role in “Once on This Island,” effective immediately. Williams, the former Destiny’s Child singer who took over the role of Erzulie on Nov.…

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Ellen DeGeneres Is So Tired Of Being *Nice* That She’s Considering Quitting Her TV Show by Artsjournal1

“She has to be the only 60-year-old woman in America who is expected to dance with total strangers wherever she goes. … In person, she is more blunt, introspective and interesting th…

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How ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Helped Spark The Birth Of Modern Islamic Fundamentalism (Seriously) by Artsjournal1

It was a fateful night circa 1949 in Greeley, Colorado, when Sayyid Qutb — then an Egyptian exchange student, but who went on to become a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood — was scandaliz…

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Not Only Will The Nobel Prize In Literature Survive This Scandal — It Needs This Scandal by Artsjournal1

“My research finds that a prize’s long-term success actually depends on these kinds of low and embarrassing episodes, which attract public investment into the very market for sym…

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Alas, Netflix Is Unlikely To Save Art Films by Artsjournal

Netflix may seem like a savior to these filmmakers right now, but the promise is illusory. Streaming services are also under tremendous economic pressure of their own, such that they’re un…

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A New York Times Critic Explains How (And Why) They Do What They Do by Artsjournal1

A.O. Scott: “We assume that readers are looking not only for advice, but also for ideas, arguments, provocations and the occasional joke. … Some of the time some of our readers might…

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Cher is Turning Back Time with an Autobiography Followed by a Bio Pic by BroadwayWorld

The Cher Show is heating up the stage in these winter months bringing the story of one of music's biggest icons to life nightly. Now the diva reveals she's got even more in the works as she …

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BWW TV: Dove Cameron & Company Celebrate a Totally Awesome Opening of CLUELESS, THE MUSICAL! by BroadwayWorld TV

The New Group is currently presenting Clueless, the Musical by Amy Heckerling in a world premiere production with choreography by Kelly Devine, directed by Kristin Hanggi. The show officiall…

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Roman Banks Will Make Debut as First Evan Hansen of Color Today! by BroadwayWorld

History is being made at the Music Box Theatre today Roman Banks will make his debut as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen as the show's first Evan of color. Banks is currently the unde…

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Jack and the Beanstalk at Derby Arena – ‘dazzling and thoroughly engaging’ by Pat Ashworth

Morgan Brind is seemingly inexhaustible, writing, directing and designing for Little Wolf Entertainment’s outstanding Loughborough panto while also playing Dame Trott for

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Michelle Williams to Depart ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; Lea Salonga Returns Dec 27 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has learned that Michelle Williamshas been advised by her doctors to take a leave of absence from performing. Lea Salonga, who originated the role in this production will play …

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‘Shines a light on mental health care’: HEAD–ROT HOLIDAY – Hope Theatre by Michael Davis

In Sarah Daniels’ Head-rot Holiday (which is directed by Will Maynard) we’re privy to the goings-on in Penwell Special Hospital (‘Head-rot Hotel’) – a psychiatric prison for women …

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Mary Poppins Returns’ Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Talk the Magic of Making the Movie Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

The stars of the film, director Rob Marshall, and executive producer Marc Platt reveal secrets behind their work on the sequel to Mary Poppins.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ at Synetic Theater by Kendall Mostafavi

Synetic Theater produces another visually captivating and emotion-filled journey in their newest show, My Father’s Dragon. The story, adapted by Ryan Sellers, is based on the children’s …

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Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session by Howlround Theatre Commons, Rachel Grossman, Tyrone Giordano, Dj Kurs, Ethan Sinnott

By HowlRound Theatre Commons, Rachel Grossman, Tyrone Giordano, DJ Kurs, Ethan Sinnott. The Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session is a convening that will take place 15-17 March 2019 at Emers…

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Nassim Opens Off-Broadway December 12 by Olivia Clement

The new play by the White Rabbit, Red Rabbit playwright debuts in the U.S. at New York City Center Stage II.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — all rush and no panache

This animated superhero adventure is frantic yet torpid

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Free Solo — a terrifying, enthralling climbing documentary

The story of one man’s attempted ascent of a 3,000ft bluff without a harness is an amazing piece of cinema

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Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Darren Criss & More Theater Alums Earn Screen Actors Guild Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Among the lucky stars nominated are a group of talented theater stars, including Tony winner Glenn Close and Tony nominee…

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Cher Is Writing Her 'Life Story'; Book to Be Published in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

Cher has announced that she is writing her life story, as part of a new book set to be released in 2020. The Oscar winner and recent Kennedy Center Honoree, whose life story is currently unf…

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McGonagall’s Chronicles review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘comedy doggerel’ by Thom Dibdin

Gary McNair revives his chronicles of the life of William Topaz McGonagall, originally created for Oran Mor’s A Play, a Pie and

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My Fair Lady, On the Town Movies Among 2018 National Film Registry Inductees by Logan Culwell-Block

The Library of Congress-run program recognizes 25 films annually as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda Greeted Angela Lansbury On the Mary Poppins Returns Set by Mark Peikert

Lin-Manuel Miranda helps bring happiness back to our lives as Jack the lamplighter in the original movie musical.

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Cinderella review at Bristol Hippodrome – ‘opulent production values’ by Jeremy Brien

If this year’s Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome had failed to offer the best dressed Ugly Sisters in pantoland, management would surely

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Read Reviews for the Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Show by Olivia Clement

See what critics think of the family-friendly variety show, now playing on Broadway.

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Review: The Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Show by David Friscic

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC presented their annual Holiday Show on a cold winter’s night and the warmth exuded by this very polished and respected chorus obliterated any bitte…

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Timberlake Wertenbaker and Jude Kelly join symposium exploring gender equality by Georgia Snow

A dedicated symposium to debate gender equality in the industry will be held next year, produced by the company behind the annual

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Beauty and the Beast review at New Theatre, Cardiff – ‘pleasing panto’ by Nicholas Davies

The New Theatre’s panto combines genuine musical and comedy talent with affable rugby hero, Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas. Alfie’s slowly becoming a stage

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It was fifteen years ago when over forty million people tuned into the season two finale of 'American Idol' to see Rubin Studdard win the crown over runner-up Clay Aiken. This reviewer wasn'…

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Meet the Cast of CHOIR BOY- Now in Previews! by Julie Musbach

Manhattan Theatre Club is hosting the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, byTarell Alvin McCraneyand directed by Trip Cullman. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances

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American Crime Story’s Darren Criss, Mary Poppins Returns’ Emily Blunt Among 2019 SAG Award Nominees by Ryan McPhee

Also recognized for their recent screen performances were Tony winners Glenn Close and Tony Shalhoub.

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GUEST BLOG: Do You Have a License for That? by Jason Cocovinis

What is Licensing? Over the past ten years, I have had the privilege of working as the Director of Marketing at Music Theatre International.  But before my time with the company, my awarene…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Who is Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, Hartford's first poet laureate? by Susan Dunne

Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, an associate professor of English at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, has been named the first poet laureate of Hartford. Knowles is 45 and lives in …

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Critic’s Notebook: Rib-Eye Steak With a Side of Shakespeare by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Our intrepid theatergoer ate her way through a spate of shows that make food part of the experience. Her stomach sometimes ended up fuller than her imagination.

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World Premiere of Blue Ridge, Starring Marin Ireland, Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The new play by Abby Rosebrock, directed by Taibi Magar, begins performances at Atlantic Theater Company.

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Peter Pan review at the Courtyard, Hereford – ‘energetic and imaginative’ by Ian Barge

Electrifying energy and imaginative audacity charge this year’s 20h anniversary Peter Pan at Hereford’s Courtyard Theatre. The challenge in pantomiming this particular

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Sophie Edward & Matt Howorth recap TheatreCraft 2018 by Robin Johnson

Junior Blog Editor, Sophie Edward, wrote about an eye-opening day at TheatreCraft 2018, also including a short trailer by Matt Howorth, Junior Film Editor. The post Sophie Edward & Matt…

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Pocket Universe's Juliet + Romeo Finds Its Off-Broadway Cast by Olivia Clement

Shakespeare’s classic is set in the imagination of a modern teen as she reads Romeo & Juliet for the first time.

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An Open(ness) Letter on Transparency by Duncan Gates

For every play that makes it to the stage, there are many more languishing under commission. Duncan Gates makes a case for more transparency in new writing for theatre. The post An Open(ness…

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Darren Criss, Bradley Cooper Receive SAG AWARDS Nominations - See the Full List! by TV News Desk

The nominations for the25th AnnualSAG Awardswere announced byAwkwafina and Laverne Cox on TNT, TBS, and truTV live from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.

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When Old Blue Eyes Got Older by Trav S.D.

A sort of aimless memory post for the birthday of Frank Sinatra (1915-98), prompted by this TV Guide cover we recently came across advertising one of his TV specials in the 1970s. I was bor…

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A Look at Noura at Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Heather Raffo’s play, in which she also stars, opened December 10.

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Christmas presents for theatre fans by Eleni Cashell

It’s Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (well, nearly)Tis the season to be jolly…and run around shops panic-buying anything that vaguely resembles a thoughtful gift, so friends and family won’t …

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Exclusive interview with Hamleys’ viral dancing elf Mike Rogers: “Quite a few big actors started here” by Ollie Cole

Mike Rogers is an actor working for the events team at Hamleys toy shop in London. The 23-year-old went viral after a

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of CLUELESS, THE MUSICAL by Jennifer Broski

The New Group is currently presenting Clueless, the Musical by Amy Heckerling in a world premiere production with choreography by Kelly Devine, directed by Kristin Hanggi. The show officiall…

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Tamyra Gray Stops Performance of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Help Choking Audience Member by BroadwayWorld

Anything can happen when it comes to live theatre. That was proven on Friday night when a performance of Once On This Island was stopped mid-song to help a struggling audience member, accord…

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Bob Mackie and Reginald Van Lee Will Be Honored At TDF's 2019 Gala by BroadwayWorld

Legendary costume designer BOB MACKIE, who just received unanimous rave reviews for his costume design for Broadway's newest hit, THE CHER SHOW, and entrepreneurphilanthropist, REGINALD REGG…

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"The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley": Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's new "Side-quel' by Kit Bix

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Gunderson and Melcon brilliantly capture the heightened idiom of Austen’s world. What makes this writing team so remarkable, here as well as in…

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MTC's CHOIR BOY Begins Performances Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Performances begin tonight, Wednesday December 12, for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney Moonlight, The BrotherSister Pla…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Read Reviews for Off-Broadway’s Clueless Musical, Starring Dove Cameron by Andrew Gans

The New Group production officially opened December 11.

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Review: Fabulation at by Elyse Sommer

Cherise Boothe is a terrific Undine in a smartly staged legacy production of Lynn Nottage's play Read More

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Clueless: The Musical review – teen movie stage show is a lazy retread by Alexis Soloski

Pershing Square Signature CenterAmy Heckerling has brought her 1995 comedy classic to New York with lively choreography but a disappointing lack of charmThe best thing about Clueless: The Mu…

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Smithsonian’s National Gallery Of Art Names New Director, First Woman To Hold Post by Artsjournal1

“Kaywin Feldman, 52, who has been director and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Art since 2008, will succeed Earl ‘Rusty’ Powell III, who is retiring after 26 year…

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This Is Why Boston Symphony’s Principal Flutist Is Suing Over Equal Pay by Artsjournal1

When Elizabeth Rowe launched her lawsuit against the BSO, it was reported that she is paid less than the (male) principal oboist. How much less? More than $66,000. Geoff Edgers does a deep d…

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Former Director Of New York’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet To Head Rambert, Britain’s Oldest Dance Company by Artsjournal1

Running a contemporary dance institution with such a long history (read: stability) will be quite a change for Benoit Swan Pouffer: Cedar Lake collapsed in 2015 after its sole funder pulled …

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What Happens When A City Tries For The Bilbao Effect And Fails? Here Are Some Cautionary Tales by Artsjournal1

“This proves to be a particularly timely question because exactly 10 years ago last month, two of the biggest arts venue headaches of recent times finally opened to the public.” …

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Upright Citizens Brigade Starts Laying Off Staff As Money Woes Mount by Artsjournal1

“The [comedy] theater, which has four spaces, including the flagship that opened in Hell’s Kitchen last year, has struggled in its new location, in part because of increased comp…

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Susan Grace

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Broadway’s ‘Network’ With Bryan Cranston Extends Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Network, the National Theatre production starring Bryan Cranston in a critically acclaimed performance, has extended its limited engagement through Sunday, April 28, 2019. T…

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Go Inside the Opening Night of Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken’s Broadway Holiday Engagement by Marc J. Franklin

The three-week limited engagement by the American Idol alums opened at the Imperial Theatre December 11.

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Arts Remembrance: Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks — A Matter of the Heart by Matt Hanson

Pete Shelley's elegies for the wilted flowers of romance were shouted over songs that were alternately tuneful and fierce.

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Classical Music Review: Tallis Scholars — Dependable Delight by Susan Miron

The Tallis Scholars are unquestionably today's most renowned exponent of Renaissance sacred music.

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Ivo van Hove's Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Extends Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The acclaimed Broadway transfer of Network, the stage adaptation of Paddy Chayevsky's iconic film, has been extended at the Belasco Theatre through April 28, 2019. Originally slated to r…

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Best of Broadway 2018: The terrifying 'Three Tall Women' leads top 10 by Chris Jones

Mortality was on the Broadway menu this year — most all of the best works of the calendar year shed light on the pain of the human condition, especially once we’re past the first blush o…

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Aladdin review at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham – ‘Tweedy’s trademark tomfoolery’ by Jeremy Brien

Brazilian professional circus clown Tiririca (it means Grumpy) has just won a seat in his country`s parliament for the third election in

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Obituary: Janet Paisley – ‘prolific poet, novelist and playwright’ by Michael Quinn

A prolific writer, Janet Paisley was an accomplished poet, novelist and playwright who won the Peggy Ramsay award in 1996 for her

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Obituary: John Greenwood – ‘renowned fight director, actor and director’ by Michael Dyer

John Greenwood was a renowned fight director, actor and director. Having trained at LAMDA, he worked as an actor in regional theatre,

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Obituary: Laurence Kennedy – ‘stage and screen actor of consummate skill’ by Michael Quinn

Having worked with Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on My Very Own Story in 1993 and again in the

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In pictures (December 13): Hackney Empire, Hornchurch, Stephen Joseph, Acting for Others and more by The Stage

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include the press nights of Aladdin at

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Kanye put a stop to this bad behaviour, Mark? by Tabard

Might 2019 be the year that mobile phone use is completely eradicated? Will Mark Shenton finally start his one-man policing scheme against

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Bring regional theatre to the audiences (your views, December 13) by The Stage

If audiences and casts won’t come to the regions (‘Regional bosses: We lose stars to London and Netflix’, News, December 6, p1),

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‘Beautifully festive theatre’: PETER PAN – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

In an exciting and ambitious move for one of London’s leading Off-West End venues, the Park Theatre splashes the cash on its Christmas production and with flying experts Foy on board, have…

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Quiz: Describe Your Ideal Holiday Season And We’ll Tell You Which Festive Show Tune Is Your Theme Song by Kailey Hansen

The post Quiz: Describe Your Ideal Holiday Season And We’ll Tell You Which Festive Show Tune Is Your Theme Song appeared first on Theatre Nerds.

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REVIEW: The Messiah, The Other Palace ✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews The Messiah by Patrick Barlow now playing at The Other Palace Theatre, London. This post REVIEW: The Messiah, The Other Palace ✭ first appeared on Brit…

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NETWORK To Continue Its Broadcast On Broadway Through April 2019 by BroadwayWorld

The hit drama adaptation NETWORK has been picked up for an extension on Broadway. The production will nowplay performances through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Belasco Theatre.

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BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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That Night Follows Day review – adults' truths and lies, voiced by children by Kate Wyver

Southbank Centre, LondonTim Etchells and Forced Entertainment present a mesmeric show in which a young cast consider what grownups tell them‘You tell us to grow up.” On a simple set of s…

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Brazil’s Publishing Industry In Crisis With Wave Of Bookseller Closures by Artsjournal1

The country’s two major bookstore chains are in or near bankruptcy and are closing so many stores that many cities will be left with no place to buy books. The head of one Brazilian pu…

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Social Media Has Surpassed Print As News Source For Americans by Artsjournal1

According to the study from the Pew Research Center, television is still the leading source, with just under half of respondents saying they get most of their news from it; hard-copy print c…

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Motion Picture Academy Seriously Considers Letting Oscars Go Hostless by Artsjournal1

After the Kevin Hart debacle, which they had not expected, the Academy powers-that-be are having a hard time finding someone willing to host the Academy Awards ceremony, and that very much i…

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Cinderella review at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford – ‘lavish and entertaining’ by Amanda Holloway

This year’s Yvonne Arnaud pantomime features all the traditional ingredients, along with the spicy wit of a stand-up show. Writer and director

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BWW Interview: Patsy Ferran Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE by Rona Kelly

Straight off her win forBest Actress in a New Production of a Play at BroadwayWorld's UK Awards, Patsy Ferran shares what it's like to have a character in your head for that long a time. Tak…

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: “Sexy Oklahoma” and Rudy are Both Officially Broadway Bound, Critics Review “Ruben & Clay,” and “Clueless,” and “Network” Extends …

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‘Network’ will extend through April 28 by Caitlin Huston

“Network” will extend an extra month, now playing through April 28, 2019 at the Belasco Theatre. The play had originally been scheduled to end its run on March 17. Directed by Iv…

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Network, Starring Bryan Cranston, Extends Broadway Engagement by Ryan McPhee

The Ivo van Hove-directed play, based on the 1976 film, opened December 6.

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The Double Dealer review at the Orange Tree Theatre, London – ‘clumsy and convoluted’ by Rosemary Waugh

Selina Cadell’s production of William Congreve’s The Double Dealer opens with a modern prologue written by the director and Eliza Thompson. The

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‘Shrewdly-observed portrait of grief & nationality’: NINE NIGHT – Trafalgar Studios by Shanine Salmon

Arriving at the Trafalgar Studios after a wave of critical acclaim at its National Theatre run earlier this year, Nine Night already bears the acclaim and intense scrutiny that comes with be…

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The Boss is headed to Netflix, but nothing beats seeing 'Springsteen on Broadway' live by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A theater critic and Bruce Springsteen fan weighs in on the rocker’s Broadway hit before he exits and the show becomes available to stream.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Benoit Swan Pouffer named artistic director of Rambert by Georgia Snow

Rambert has appointed Benoit Swan Pouffer as its new artistic director. Pouffer has been acting as guest director of the contemporary dance

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JMK Award for emerging directors moves to the Orange Tree Theatre after seven years at Young Vic by Giverny Masso

The JMK Award for emerging directors has announced it is moving to the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond after seven years at

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LIPA proposes secondary school with focus on performing arts by Matthew Hemley

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is planning to open a secondary school focusing on the performing arts. LIPA has submitted plans

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Staff Sues To Stop Reconstruction Of St. Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Palace Museum by Artsjournal1

“Staff of the State Russian Museum are taking legal action to protest against the imminent $17m reconstruction of its main building, the Mikhailovsky Palace in St. Petersburg.They argu…

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Inside the model box: the National Theatre’s Playing With Scale exhibition by Nick Smurthwaite

A new exhibition at the National Theatre, Playing With Scale, explores why, in the digital era, theatre designers still use model boxes

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Knitmas: A Winter Yarn review at Greenwich Theatre, London – ‘inventive, homespun show’ by Theo Bosanquet

There are a number of festive alternatives to panto for young children this year, and this homespun tale from SharkLegs is a

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Cast Announced for ANOMALY at the Old Red Lion Theatre by BroadwayWorld

The cast has been announced for Liv Warden's debut play at the Old Red Lion which explores a different perspective of the Time's Up movement. The provocative and timely Anomaly will star Nat…

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The Double Dealer, Orange Tree Theatre review - high spirits and low morals by Matt Wolf

Congreve's Restoration-era rarity is boisterous to a fault It's been 40 years since The Double Dealer last had a major airing (indeed, perhaps any airing) in London, so on the basis of …

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Best of 2018: JKTS Awards: Broadway Tech by JK

NOTE: We made the decision that 2018 was dark and ugly enough, so this year (at least) we will only celebrate the positive. We will try to be snark-free, and there will be no "worst of." It …

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New Dance Production At Sadler's Wells Presented By Internationally-Acclaimed BalletBoyz by BroadwayWorld

Internationally acclaimed BalletBoyz will be opening a new production ThemUs at Sadler's Wells this spring from 5 - 9 March 2019.

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Bristol Old Vic's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Return For 2019 by BroadwayWorld

Bristol Old Vic today announced the return of its sell-out production A Christmas Carol for 2019. Told in true Bristolian style, this year's production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Lee …

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‘The vocal delights on offer are second to none’: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – West End ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is fast becoming a staple part of my Christmas tradition, with the company’s glorious performances of A Christmas Carol really bringing the joy and fes…

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Magic and circus shows bring holiday awe to Toronto by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

With Cirque du Soleil and 7 Fingers opening shows here this week, and Champions of Magic next week, Karen Fricker looks at the appeal of this style of entertainment.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

LISTEN: Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Cut Rap Battle For Jefferson in HAMILTON by Stephanie Wild

Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter yet again this morning to share another demo he had recorded during the early days of Hamilton.

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Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

‘Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron. “‘Madeline’s Christmas is a delightfully gentle musical exploring the magic of Christmas.” – Mary Ann Johnson. READ revi…

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Aladdin review at Orchard Theatre, Dartford – ‘action-packed but wildly uneven’ by Dave Fargnoli

Wildly uneven in terms of tone, Aladdin at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, is more fantasy adventure than traditional panto, despite sticking close

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BWW Review: THE MESSIAH, The Other Palace by Gary Naylor

The Messiah has charm and poignancy, but creaks under the weight of its 35 years, its brand of humour now dated by shows like The Play That Goes Wrong.

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Obituary: Jane Wenham – accomplished classical actor and star of stage and screen by Michael Quinn

Having shown herself to be a classical actor of promise with the Bristol Old Vic and Old Vic in the first years

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Peter Pan review at Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield – ‘reliably delightful’ by John Murphy

Paul Hendy’s Christmas pantomimes have become something of a Sheffield institution, with Peter Pan marking his 12th consecutive production for the Lyceum.

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Theatre Review: ‘Madeline’s Christmas’ at Creative Cauldron by Mary Ann Johnson

“Madeline’s Christmas” is a delightfully gentle musical exploring the magic of Christmas. The staging is innovative, it has puppets, really good voices, beautiful use of li…

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Something worth sharing: MANIAC show offers a cohesive, impressive vision

Social media can make for strange bedfellows. Some may even say it’s the bane of our times. But for artists, Instagram and Facebook have become the currency of information and … Clic…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Aladdin review at New Wimbledon Theatre – ‘Paul Merton’s panto debut’ by Paul Vale

After a spectacularly ropey Jack and the Beanstalk last year, Qdos Entertainment has taken a giant step forward with this year’s New

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Aladdin review at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield – ‘clever script and skilfully woven local references’ by Natalie Douglas

The vibrantly-lit magic carpet taking flight above the stalls is a stand-out moment in Lawrence Batley Theatre’s production of Aladdin. A triumph

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BWW Review: JOE STILGOE: CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES at Lyric Hammersmith by Emma Watkins

It would be hard to find a classier and more joyful Christmas treat than Joe Stilgoe's one-night-only show Christmas at the Movies, featuring special guests Louise Dearman, saxophonist Jess …

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Full Casting Announced For ALYS, ALWAYS at the Bridge Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Joining the previously announced Joanne Froggatt Frances and Robert Glenister Lawrence in the premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Alys, Always are Danny Ashok Sid, Joanna David Charlotte, Leah Gayer…

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Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Party For RUBEN AND CLAY'S CHRISTMAS SHOW by Walter McBride

Ruben StuddardandClay Aikenhave reunited forRuben amp Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show. The show officially opened last night, Tuesday December…

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon by Libby Purves and Friends

ENERGY, ANGER, HOPE           It is 1842:  young Charles Dickens, thirty years old and with five novels under his belt, is ranting.    The Industrial Revolution is revving up nicely,…

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Wake Up With BWW 12/12: OKLAHOMA! Will Transfer to Broadway, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories Oklahoma will transfer to Broadway, and more

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Photo Coverage: Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Take Their Opening Night Bows in RUBEN AND CLAY'S CHRISTMAS SHOW by Walter McBride

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have reunited for Ruben amp Clay's First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show. The show officially opened last night, Tuesday Dece…

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Photo Coverage: The Dramatists Guild Foundation Salon Celebrates Henry Krieger by Walter McBride

The Dramatists Guild Foundation celebrated Tony and Academy Award nominee and Grammy Winner Henry Krieger on Tuesday, December 11, at a salon hosted by Leonard Majzlin.

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Incognito Theatre Company Will Make VAULT Debut With TOBACCO ROAD by BroadwayWorld

Incognito Theatre Company, winners of the Les Enfants Terribles' 2018 Greenwich Partnership Award, return to London to make their VAULT Festival debut with their sell-out success Tobacco Roa…

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Camden People's Theatre Celebrate 25th Anniversary by BroadwayWorld

Camden People's Theatre is set to turn 25 in 2019, celebrating its trailblazing beginnings with a jam-packed programme championing new work, amplifying diverse voices and unearthing local st…

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A Christmas Carol review at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – ‘feel-good festivity’ by Neil Dowden

First staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company last year, David Edgar’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol returns with cast changes

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Kaywin’s Win: Feldman to Direct the National Gallery by Artsjournal1

When museum trustees set out to hire a new director, they tend to seek someone very different from the current one, a prominent art museum director once told me. They want change. — Lee R…

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Listen vs. Tell by Artsjournal1

Here’s an updated version — call it 2.0 — of last year’s chart outlining the two main ways (the wrong one and the right one) of approaching the means by which arts organizati…

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‘By turns a raw & uplifting experience to watch unfold’: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – West End ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

It is a warm and welcome return to the West End for the Olivier Award-winning show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, based on Mark Haddon’s beloved book.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

PHOTOS: How does Stig of the Dump look at the Tabard ten years on? by Featured Content

How does the Tabard Theatre's staging of Clive King's much-loved children's literary classic Stig of the Dump look ten years on? Fresh as a daisy! Check out our gallery of new production pho…

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See Tickets in discrimination row after choreographer asked to prove disability to watch own show by Matthew Hemley

Ticketing company See has become embroiled in a discrimination row, after it demanded proof of disability from a choreographer in a wheelchair

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Explore dance and cultural diplomacy through a rich digital archive by Artsjournal

DanceMotion USA℠ connected American dancers with global communities. Now view interviews with Mark Morris, Ronald K. Brown, Seán Curran, Hubbard Street Dance, Doug Varone, Larry Keigwin a…

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Indian Superstar Rajinikanth’s Blockbuster Film “2.0” to hit Chinese Screens: Report by Blouin Artinfo

The Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s blockbuster film “2.0” is breaking box office records throughout the world and is all set to hit theaters in China.The Tamil-language science fiction…

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The Illusionists – Direct from Broadway by Arts Review

If you’re willing to have your mind boggled then this is the show for you. Eight world class illusionists, each subtitled with a label indicating their specialty, bring a twenty-first cent…

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BWW Review: THE DOUBLE DEALER, Orange Tree Theatre by Aliya Al-Hassan

William Congreve's rarely performed Restoration comedy, The Double Dealer, is an interesting choice to be revived at Richmond's Orange Tree theatre and, for some, will be a welcome relief to…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist announced by Arts Review

The Wheeler Centre has announced the 28 works shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, including Australia’s richest single literary prize worth $100,000. The shortl…

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2018 Year in Review: Cindy Marcolina's Best of Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

As we're ready to draw the curtain on a busy 2018, it's time to look back on my eclectic year of theatre in a consciously unmethodical collection of highlights.

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It’s ArtsHacker’s Fourth Anniversary! by Drew McManus

Time continues to fly as today marks ArtsHacker's fourth anniversary! To celebrate, we put together a special 2018 Year In Review post.

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Competition: Win tickets to A Hundred Words for Snow at Trafalgar Studios by The Stage

“it’s a bit weird to be sitting in the Arctic Circle chatting to a fit boy with your Dad’s ashes in your

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CU Scarborough: Shaking up training with Stephen Joseph Theatre by Promoted Content

Moving away from purely text-based study, a pioneering partnership between Coventry University and the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre will train students in

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

“The Fool and the Unhappy Boy” at NCPA, Beijing by Blouin Artinfo

“The Fool and the Unhappy Boy,” is an opera adapted from a fairytale by Ren Rongrong , which is slated to be on stage at Beijing’s NCPA from December 22-27.According to NCPA’s websit…

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Mark Shenton: The truth is, there is no formula to manufacture event theatre by Mark Shenton

It would be great if theatre could be a habit, but for most people it is actually an occasion. That’s partly a

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

“Cine-Concert Chaplin” at The Renaissance Theater, Oullins by Blouin Artinfo

Some of the Tragi-Comic iconoclast Charlie Chaplin’s films will be played to live orchestral music at Oullin’s Renaissance Theater from December 19-22.Known as a figure who has reconcile…

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Tony Kushner: 'Trump has a sinkhole instead of a soul' by Alexis Soloski

He has spent his life dramatising America’s angels and demons. As his civil rights musical returns to Britain, the playwright reveals all about revamping West Side Story for Spielberg – …

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Rambert's new boss: 'It's like a big mansion and I'm going to renovate it' by Lyndsey Winship

Dynamic artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer has grand designs for Britain’s oldest dance company, from diversifying the audience to finding new choreographers“I want this company, Ramb…

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“Pin: A Plastic Nightmare” at Royal Cinema, Toronto by Blouin Artinfo

Rue Morgue’s CineMacabre Movie Nights will screen Sander Stern’s horror film “Pin: A Plastic Nightmare” at Toronto’s Royal Cinema on December 18.Once a month, every month the Royal…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Netflix Set to Release Alfonso Cuarón’s “ROMA” in 600 Theaters Worldwide by Blouin Artinfo

Netflix confirmed that Academy Award® winning director and writer Alfonso Cuaron’s “ROMA,” produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media, will be released in over 100 theaters in…

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No Such Thing As Free Parking by Joe Patti

Gene Tagaki at Non Profit Law blog tweeted about IRS guidance for non profits that are now faced with having pay to taxes on the parking they offer employees. If you didn’t know that y…

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Alvin Epstein, Original Lucky in Broadway's Waiting for Godot, Dies at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Alvin Epstein, a multifaceted award-winning actor whose six-decade career on and off Broadway included roles in the works of Samuel Beckett, William Shakespeare and Kurt Weill, die…

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Moonlight Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney Makes Broadway Playwriting Debut with Choir Boy by Andy Lefkowitz

The 2013 drama Choir Boy by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) begins previews of its Broadway transfer on December 12. Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero) directs the production at t…

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Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show by Darryl Reilly

Except for “Santa Baby” and “The Little Drummer Boy,” virtually every Christmas song in existence is wonderfully performed during the pleasant holiday extravaganza, Ruben & Cl…

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Theatre Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ at Synetic Theater by Mary Ann Johnson

Clocking in at just an hour, “My Father’s Dragon” is another family friendly show that will not tax kids’ abilities to sit in a seat and watch a live show. In fact, this …

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Clueless, The Musical by Wendy Caster

"What, another musical based on a late 20th-century movie?" you may ask. Well, yeah. But here's the thing: it's really good.Zurin Villanueva, Dove Cameron Photo: Monique CarboniWriter/l…

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Theatre Review: ‘A Wonder in my Soul’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Timoth David Copney

Sometimes, certain theatrical venues can be victims of their own past productions, having set the bar so high that it seems impossible to reach that standard again, let alone surpass it.  B…

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Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy Begins on Broadway December 12 by Olivia Clement

The Oscar-winning Moonlight writer makes his Broadway debut with his acclaimed play.

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Can You Guess These Musicals From Only Emojis? by Logan Culwell-Block

Get your texting thumbs ready, because we want to know if you can decipher your favorite musicals based on plot clues in emojis.

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Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance - A Geek Out/Freak Out

Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things---This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out with fellow Drama Desk nominator and journalist, …

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IMPRESSIONS: Dance Heginbotham/Amy Trompetter’s “Fantasque” at Skirball Center by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Dance Heginbotham/Amy Trompetter’s “Fantasque” at Skirball Center: "What starts as a vaguely 'origin-of-life narrative' — the sun and the moon, and the eventual birt…

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IMPRESSIONS: Larissa Velez-Jackson’s “Zapatografia/Shoegraphy” at Abrons Arts Center by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Larissa Velez-Jackson’s “Zapatografia/Shoegraphy” at Abrons Arts Center: As the Spanish/English title indicates, this has shoes, shoes, and more shoes: preppy flats, v…

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