Saturday, July 1, 2017

The real motor of the performing arts isn’t vision. It’s the board, stupid. by Anne Midgette

There’s the authority to which the head of an arts organization must actually answer. It isn’t the critics; it isn’t the audience: it’s the board.

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Encounters: How a ‘Hamilton’ Super Fan Got Cast in the Broadway Show by Katherine Rosman

He grew up watching Michael Jackson videos in Athens, Tex. Now J. Quinton Johnson is rapping in Broadway’s hottest production, asked to audition before he’d seen it.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Music Video Takes Aim at Immigration by Sopan Deb

A new music video for a song off the “Hamilton Mixtape” soundtrack takes direct aim at President Trump’s immigration rhetoric.

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An Interview with Lynn Ahrens by Victoria Myers

Lynn Ahrens is one of the few female lyricists/book writers currently making a living in the theatre. We sat down with her to discuss "Anastasia", her process, how her thoughts on gender hav…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Heard of the Jimmys? It’s the Tonys, for Teenagers by Rachel Syme

This year, 74 of the nation’s most talented theatrical hopefuls took the stage for the Jimmy Awards, now in its ninth year.

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Broadway’s Biggest Night — for Teenagers

Each June, two students are chosen as winners of the Jimmy Awards, a sort of Tonys for teenagers. Step into their high-kicking world as 74 theatrical hopefuls from around the country compete…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Theater Jobs Skew White and Male, Study Finds by Michael Paulson

Women and minority actors and stage managers are getting fewer jobs and often wind up in lower-paying shows, according to a new study by Actors’ Equity.

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Should Netflix consider heading to Broadway for its next genre to tackle? - MarketWatch by Trey Williams

The streaming giant recently debuted a taped live version of popular Broadway show ‘Oh, Hello!’

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

This Week on Broadway for June 25, 2017: 1984 by James Marino

Ron Fassler, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about 1984, The Ziegfeld Society’s production of We’ll take a glass Together, Cost Of Living @ Manhattan Theatre Club, …

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Interviews: Director Anne Kauffman Makes It to Broadway, but Not the Way She First Imagined

The acclaimed downtown director is poised to bring her unique sensibility uptown with a big summer of major shows.

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Sir Mark Rylance: From London to Broadway and Hollywood to Pittsburgh by Christopher Rawson

 Mark Rylance was born in England in 1960 and brought up in the U.S. (primarily Wisconsin), 1962-78. He returned to England to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Broadway v Trump: ‘feel bad’ politics is new box-office draw by Edward Helmore

A play by Michael Moore is the latest to push blockbuster musicals asideNew York’s Broadway is not normally known for political theatre – blockbuster musicals will do – but, it seems, …

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Prince meets Broadways The Color Purple #Purple4Prince by George M. Johnson

Harmony, Melody, Creativity, and Ingenuity thrive in the ultimate mash-up of Broadway’s The Color Purple meets “The Purple One”. Created by Michael Korte and Arranged by J…

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Broadway's Bright Future: Why You Should Care About the Jimmy Awards by BroadwayWorld

Broadway is but a dream for most theatre-loving high schoolers, but once a year, the Jimmy Awards pull that dream into focus for a select few. On Monday, the Minskoff Theatre stage will fill…

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Friday, June 23, 2017

What It Was Like to Star in the Trump-Themed ‘Julius Caesar’ by Corey Stoll

On the night of Sunday, June 18, I spoke those words as Brutus for the last time in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Julius Caesar. I had said those words hundreds of times before, …

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Audience Member Shouts “Let’s Hear It For Women Producers!” As Broadway’s Tony-Winning ‘Indecent’ Extends Run by Jeremy Gerard

Actor Richard Topol stepped forward last night on the stage of Broadway’s Cort Theatre at the end of Indecent to share some news with the audience. A few hours earlier, producer Daryl…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Broadway’s Indecent Pushes Back Closing Date by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-nominated play was initially slated to shutter June 25.

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Some theaters say they will no longer invite Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss to openings by Rick Kogan, Tracy Swartz

Being a critic can be a difficult business, not to mention being the one critic that some Chicago theaters say they will no longer invite to review their shows. Hedy Weiss is the longtime th…

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Ryan Murphy to reboot ‘Boys in the Band’ on Broadway by Michael Riedel

Ryan Murphy, one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood, may make a run at Broadway. Murphy, the creator of “Glee” and “Feud,” has optioned “The Boys in the Band,” Mart Crow…

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A Broadway First: “1984,” Looking for Publicity, Bans Children Under 13 Years of Age by Roger Friedman

It’s a first, but it’s a bit of a canard. The new play, “1984,” will not allow children under the age of Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

‘Cats’ Revival to Close at Year’s End by Michael Paulson

The show will end after 609 performances, a far cry from the 18-year run of the original production.

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‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Is to Open Off Broadway at the New Group by Joshua Barone

The satirical musical, which was planned for Broadway more than 10 years ago but never arrived, will have its first proper New York run next season.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Princess Di the musical is bound for Broadway by Michael Riedel

The wedding was a fairy tale. The marriage was a nightmare. The musical could be a smash. “Diana” is percolating this summer at New York Stage and Film at Vassar College. A reading the w…

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Chicago’s critical condition: On the Sun-Times’ Hedy Weiss by Cameron Kelsall

The Chicago Sun-Times' chief theater critic, Hedy Weiss, sets off another firestorm after a Steppenwolf review. Philly critic Cameron Kelsall considers.

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Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts 70,000 Archive Materials Online by Joshua Barone

Playbills, posters and ephemera from the performing arts center’s history is now available through the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive.

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Steven Pasquale, Set to Star in ‘Junk,’ Backs Out of ‘Brigadoon’ by Joshua Barone

The actor, who was cast in a new play by Ayad Akhtar, has left the musical “Brigadoon” over scheduling and will be replaced by Patrick Wilson.

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An Interview with Rebecca Taichman by Victoria Myers

On Sunday, June 11th, 2017, for the seventh time in the history of the Tony Awards, a woman’s name was announced as the winner of Best Director of a Play, and that woman was Rebecca Taichm…

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Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk & More to Lead Award-Winning The Band's Visit to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, who starred in the off-Broadway premiere of The Band's Visit at the Atlantic Theater Company, will reprise their performances for the musical's B…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

A Big Beneficiary of 2017 Tony Awards? ‘Oslo,’ a Play About Diplomacy by Michael Paulson

This play about the Middle East peace process, has had a jump in ticket sales since it won the Tony for best new play.

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Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office by Jeremy Gerard

Donna Murphy began her turn as the eighth Dolly Levi last week, propelling the Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! into the box-office stratosphere occupied almost exclusively by Hamil…

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Goodbye, Dolly: Tony Winner Bette Midler Taking Her First Two Week Vacation by Roger Friedman

Bette Midler? She’s outta here. She promised Dolly would never go away again. But Dolly Levi, matchmaker, is taking a two week vacation

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Julie Taymor’s ‘M. Butterfly’ Revival With Clive Owen Will Alight At Broadway’s Cort Theatre by Jeremy Gerard

Clive Owen is set to star in the first Broadway revival of M. Butterfly, slated to open on Broadway at the Shubert Organization’s Cort Theatre on October 26, after previews beginning O…

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time Warner CEO Defends Public Theater’s ‘Julius Caesar’ | Variety by Daniel Holloway

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes defended his company’s financial support for New York’s embattled Public Theater on Thursday at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Burbank, Cal…

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Brutus, Interruptus: Protester Charges Assassination Scene In Trumpy ‘Julius Caesar’ by Jeremy Gerard

As an accomplice videotaped from the audience, a lone protester charged the stage of the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park Friday night just after a Donald Trump lookalike portraying Julius …

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Amy Schumer Close To Signing On For Steve Martin’s Broadway-Bound ‘Meteor Shower’ by Jeremy Gerard

Steve Martin‘s next Broadway venture appears to be setting the stage for pal Amy Schumer’s Broadway debut this fall, production sources confirmed to Deadline on Friday, following…

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Critic's Notebook: Groundbreaking TV About Female Desire, Thanks to Playwrights by Alexis Soloski

Annie Baker and Heidi Schreck wrote an episode of Amazon’s “I Love Dick” that our critic calls the best 20 minutes of television she has seen in years.

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Olivia Wilde Broke Tailbone, Split Lip During Broadway Run of '1984'

Co-star Tom Sturridge has gotten a broken nose, and four audience members have fainted during previews.

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Bruce Springsteen heads to Broadway this fall by Michael Riedel

The Boss is Broadway bound. Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre for an eight-week run in the fall, The Post has learned exclusively.

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Petition Asks Theaters Not to Invite Chicago Critic to Shows Due to Racist Reviews  by Hazel Cills

On Tuesday a petition created by the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition called on theaters to stop inviting longtime Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss to productio…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

We need to talk about Hedy Weiss. - the hawk chicago by Mark Schreppe

Chicago Sun-Times​ writer Hedy Weiss is no stranger to controversy. Edward Albee once called her "irresponsible." Tony Kushner states that Hedy is "incapable of understanding standards of …

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With ’1984’ on Broadway, Thoughtcrime Hits the Big Time by Jennifer Schuessler

A British adaptation of George Orwell’s classic arrives on Broadway with Tom Sturridge and Olivia Wilde, bringing contemporary political resonance.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A.R. Gurney, Playwright Who Explored Upper-Crust Anxieties, Dies at 86 by Robert Berkvist

Mr. Gurney, whose plays included “The Cocktail Hour,” “Love Letters” and “The Middle Ages,” leavened his astute social analysis with tart humor.

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Despite Tony Wins, ‘Indecent’ Announces Its Broadway Closing by Joshua Barone

Paula Vogel’s theater-history play, which was nominated for three awards and won two, will close June 25.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Word With: Oskar Eustis on Trump, ‘Julius Caesar’ and the Politics of Theater by Michael Paulson

The artistic director of the Public Theater and the director of the new Shakespeare production talks about the controversy surrounding the show.

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The highs and lows of the 2017 Tony Awards by Adam Feldman

After last year's Hamilton party, the 2017 Tony Awards were bound to suffer from a bit of a hangover. And sure enough, there was plenty of complaining on social media about this year's Tony …

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Tony Awards 2017: The Real Winners And Losers by Lee Seymour

While 'Dear Evan Hansen' won big, other trends revealed themselves - not all so glam.

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Sponsors Pull Support For 'Julius Caesar' That Seems To Depict Trump by Jeff Lunden

Delta pulled its sponsorship of New York City's Public Theater over a production of Julius Caesar that seems to depict an assassination of President Trump.

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Trump Supporters Drive an Effort to Bury the Public Theater by Michael Paulson and Sopan Deb

A production of “Julius Caesar,” which features a Caesar styled to suggest President Trump, has created a clash between his supporters and the iconic arts institution.

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Why ‘Julius Caesar’ Speaks to Politics Today by Michael Cooper

With assassination at its core, Shakespeare’s play is fraught. Totalitarian governments have banned it. And yes, it has inspired violence.

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The Tony Awards’ biggest winners and losers by Michael Riedel

“Dear Evan Hansen,” an original American musical about a troubled teen caught up in a web of lies on social media, swept the Tonys Sunday night, winning six awards, including Best Musica…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017

Don’t Talk Too Much: Tony Kushner on an Operatic ‘Angels in America’ by Zachary Woolfe

The playwright describes his reaction to Peter Eotvos’s 2004 opera, which will have its New York premiere on Saturday at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Tony Voters Point to Tight Races and Sure Bets by Michael Paulson

We interviewed 67 voters about their ballots; it looks as if Kevin Kline will be picking up another award, and it seems like a close contest for best new musical.

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Common Sense: Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson by James B. Stewart

Dynamic pricing has come to air travel, hotel rooms and sports events, so why not a $1,450 theater seat? But (spoiler alert!) you can still come out ahead.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Inside the desperate, last-minute race for Tony wins by Michael Riedel

I went out on a limb last year and predicted a big night for “Hamilton” at the Tony Awards — and did pretty well in the office pool. This year some of the races are so close that, afte…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A breach of trust by Derek Lee Miller

From the outside, New Epic Theater's production of Medea seemed to have everything going for it. The young company had consistently garnered critical praise in the Twin Cities Theater commun…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why this year’s Tony Awards may be ‘a little muted’ by Michael Riedel

As the Tony Award telecast starts to come together, there’s concern that the June 11 show might be, as one Broadway insider puts it, “a little muted.” CBS, which broadcasts the Tonys, …

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‘On Your Feet’ to Close in August and Embark on National Tour by Sopan Deb

“On Your Feet,” the musical based on the life of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, will reach 60 cities by 2019, including Miami, Boston and Detroit.

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Tony Watch: Laurie Metcalf On ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’, ‘Horace And Pete’ And The ‘Roseanne’ Reunion by Jeremy Gerard

For most actors, a 102-line monologue is a challenge. For Laurie Metcalf, who pronounces just such a pamphlet of words near the beginning of A Doll’s House, Part 2, it’s a piece…

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Tony Awards Will Air Internationally on Four Continents! by BroadwayWorld

The 2017 Tony Awardswill be broadcast on four continents thanks to The Fremantle Corporation and the official international broadcast partners for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. The telecast w…

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Why did Garth Drabinsky choose Sousatzka over Hard Times? by Martin Knelman

The theatre producer tested two shows in Toronto, but one didn't make the cut

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Broadway Grosses: Groundhog Day Leaps Ahead at Box Office on Memorial Day Weekend by

The new musical Groundhog Day, which was recently honored with seven Tony Award nominations, has even more to celebrate following the past week on Broadway. The musical featuring a book by D…

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Kevin Spacey Is Holding Court. Really. by Dave Itzkoff

The “House of Cards” star is showing his stage roots with a performance as Clarence Darrow — in a tennis stadium — and a gig hosting the Tony Awards.

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Audible Creates $5 Million Fund for Emerging Playwrights by Joshua Barone

The audiobook giant announced that it would commission new one- or two-character audio plays, which would be released beginning later this year.

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Alanis Morissette Has Written a Musical Based on ‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Joshua Barone

The new musical, with music and lyrics by Ms. Morissette and a book by Diablo Cody, is to be directed by Diane Paulus at the American Repertory Theater.

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12 Memes every Musical Theatre Actor will understand...

There's no business like Showbusiness it's true, and every Musical is wonderful and unique, but there are some universal experiences every performer will recognise no matter the show. Here a…

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Hello? Dolly? Bette Midler Seems Unlikely to Sing at Tony Awards by Michael Paulson

“Hello, Dolly!” producers and Tony producers seem to be at an impasse over the conditions under which Ms. Midler would sing at the awards ceremony.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Broadway Attendance For 2016-2017 Tops That Of All 10 NY, NJ Pro Sports Teams Combined by CBS

For the 2016 – 2017 season, total attendance reached 13,270,343 and Broadway shows yielded $1,449,321,564.64 in grosses, making it the highest grossing season in Broadway recorded history …

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Inside secret Radio City apartment untouched since 1936 by Anna Hopkins

The secret apartment previously belonging to theater giant Roxy Rothafel, hidden within the depths of Radio City Music Hall, previously entertained the likes of Walt Disney and Albert Hitchc…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Is ‘Groundhog Day’ musical in trouble? by Michael Riedel

Jujamcyn Theaters is in talks to bring the London National Theatre’s revival of “Angels in America,” starring Nathan Lane , to New York next season, sources say. But what theater will …

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

To the Rude, Old, White Man Who Ruined “The Antipodes” For Me on April 6 by Sara

Sir?…Excuse me, sir? Can you hear me? Sir? Oh, good. I see you put your hearing aids back in your ears.  I saw you in the first row, taking them out 45 minutes through the show, presu…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spacey doesn’t mind being ‘25th person asked’ to host Tonys by Michael Riedel

Kevin Spacey, a tennis fanatic, rarely misses the US Open if he can help it. But last fall, as he watched Phil Collins perform at the opening ceremonies at Arthur Ashe Stadium, he had a thou…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017


In a court battle over money and reputations, the partnership that sought to bring Rebecca the Musical to Broadway won a token $90,000 damage award against its former press agent and failed …

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

These star-studded London plays could be coming to Broadway by Michael Riedel

Let’s give the Tonys a rest for a minute and look to London, where three productions — past, present and future — may be Broadway-bound. Everybody’s talking about Nathan Lane, pl…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Oslo & The Band's Visit Win 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards by

Oslo and The Band's Visit have been named winners of the 2017 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards. The selections were made at the organization's 82nd annual voting m…

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Broadway Grosses: A Doll's House, Part 2 Excels at Box Office Following a Slew of Tony Nominations by

The new Broadway play A Doll's House, Part 2 had quite a week. After receiving eight Tony Award nominations—the most of any play—ticket-buyers expressed their interest in the…

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At 2:30 pm, Marc Thibodeau was a courageous truth teller. By 4 pm he was a destructive liar. Closing statements at the Rebecca civil trial this afternoon painted opposing pictures of its f…

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‘Oslo,’ ‘The Band’s Visit’ Lead 2017 Lortel Award Recipients by American Theatre Editors

The annual awards celebrate the best of Off-Broadway plays and musicals.

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In War Paint, Costume Designer Catherine Zuber Dresses Three Decades of Working Women by Hamish Bowles

Hamish Bowles speaks with six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer, Catherine Zuber about her Tony nominated designs for the new Broadway musical, War Paint.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Rachel Bay Jones in ‘Evan Hansen’: ‘You wake up some mornings, and your chest hurts’ by Peter Marks

The Tony winner has let the role of the title character’s mom seep deep into her bones.

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

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

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Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Coming to Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

Berkshire Theatre Group is currently presentingthrough July 22 the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon A Raisin in the Sun. Now according t…

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BWW Exclusive: Bake WAITRESS' Mermaid Marshmallow Pie with Help from Sugar, Butter, Flour Cookbook! by BroadwayWorld

Fans of Waitress the musical can now bake the delicious pies that the show's leading character Jenna Hunterson makes for Joe's Diner with the publication of Sugar, Butter, Flour The Waitress…

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VIDEO: What Can Baking Do? Betsy Wolfe Sings a WAITRESS Classic! by Stage Tube

What exactly can baking do In a special appearance on New York's Pix11, new Waitress star Betsy Wolfe croons a Jenna classic- 'What Baking Can Do.' Check out the performance below

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Simon Godwin puts some new touches on some old revelry.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Odds & Ends: Must-See War Paint Cast Album Video, Michael Urie to Lead Hamlet in Our Nation's Capital & More by

Go Inside the War Paint Recording Studio Ghostlight Records has released an original cast album of Scott Frankel and Michael Korie's luminous score to War Paint. Starring two-time Tony-w…

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Denver comedian Josh Blue says he was robbed, assaulted in St. Paul bar by St. Paul Pioneer Press

Josh Blue has been one of the longest-running comics repping the Mile High City on national stages.

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Review: ‘Romeo Is Bleeding,’ and Shakespeare Is Relevant by Ken Jaworowski

A documentary finds a group of young people in violence-plagued Richmond, Calif., staging their own version of Romeo and Juliet’s romantic tragedy.

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More details emerge about Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway debut by Michael Riedel

Bruce Springsteen fans eagerly await ticket information for his gig this fall at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre. I know, because not a day goes by when I don’t hear from them. Sources sa…

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Readers Respond: Sondheim Weighs in on Female Bobby in COMPANY by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Stephen Sondheim has allowed the upcoming West End production of Company to feature a female Bobby.

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Review: In ‘While I Was Waiting,’ a Man and a Country in Limbo by Jesse Green

In Mohammad Al Attar’s new play, a 20-something Syrian is beaten nearly to death. Will his family and friends (and his country) ever recover?

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What’s hot right now in London theater by Johnny Oleksinski

While Broadway recovers from its post-Tonys hangover, London theaters are busier than ever, rolling out big shows featuring A-list movie stars, West End vets and even the songs of Bob Dylan.…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Get a Taste of Betsy Wolfe’s Take on Waitress Anthem ‘What Baking Can Do’ by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway favorite currently headlines the Sara Bareilles musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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The Skivvies Return to Joe’s Pub in August with a Parade of Special Guests by Robert Viagas

The scantily attired duo will perform at the supper club August 6 and 7.

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Lesli Margherita Gets Ready to Rule Your Kingdom at August Club Gig by Robert Viagas

The co-star of Matilda and Dames at Sea is returning to Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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WATCH: Lesli Margherita at 54 Below

Lesli Margherita performs a selection from her upcoming engagement at 54 Below.

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Review: King of the Yees

Playwright Lauren Yee explores her family dynamics and what it means to be Chinese-American in modern times.

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Review: Wig Out!

Studio Theatre explores a profound culture.

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Photo Flash: Kinky Boots's Brendon Urie Checks Himself Out on the New York City Subway

The Panic! At the Disco frontman is currently making his Broadway debut as Charlie Price.

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DC Theater Friday: ‘Bon Voyage!,’ ‘King and I,’ et cetera by Nelson Pressley

The Capital Fringe and Shepherdstown festivals continue.

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See Brendon Urie Take Over 42nd Street in the Latest Kinky Boots Ads by Marc J. Franklin

The Panic! At The Disco frontman, currently starring as Charlie Price, unveiled the ads in the 42nd Street subway.

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Brooke Shields, Susan Lucci, Orfeh, and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY by BroadwayWorld

New York's funniest show, Celebrity Autobiography THE 2017 EDITION has 2 special Hamptons shows on August 25 at Guild Hall and an upcoming NYC show on August 28 at 7pm at The Triad 158 West …

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Theater News: Second Extension Announced for Irish Repertory Theatre's Woody Sez

The new musical based on the life of Woody Guthrie is directed by Nick Corley.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

EMMYS 2017: Jane Lynch’s Comic Genius Has Earned Her Awards in Theatre and TV for Years by Ruthie Fierberg

Did you know the Emmy-winning star wrote an award-winning play long before her days of Glee and Annie?

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Ridin' That Train with...Luke Darnell by Michael Block

Name: Luke DarnellHometown: I was actually born/spent my first few years in NYC but consider Morristown, NJ my hometown.Education: Studied at Worth-Tyrrell Studios School Of Performing Arts …

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Review: A Beautiful 1888 Tale of Women On The Verge by Michael Block

By Ed MalinDucdame Ensemble is now presenting The Enchantment at HERE Arts Center. Lucy Jane Atkinson directs Tommy Lexen’s adaptation/ translation of this Swedish play. The author, Victor…

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Theater News: Tony Nominee Daniel Breaker to Join the Cast of Hamilton on Broadway

Montego Glover, also a Tony nominee, is announced for Hamilton in Chicago.

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24th Street Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season by American Theatre Editors

The Los Angeles theatre company will present works for Spanish- and English-speaking audiences.

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Michael Urie Will Take on Title Role in Hamlet by Andrew Gans

The actor will star in a 2018 production of the classic tragedy for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in D.C.

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Tony Kushner Is Working on a Donald Trump Play, West Side Story Film Remake & More by Lindsey Sullivan

As Angels in America plays London's National Theatre and eyes a Broadway bow, scribe Tony Kushner is keeping busy. In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Kushner revealed …

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Broadway's Hamilton to Welcome Daniel Breaker; Montego Glover Set for Chicago Production by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veteran Daniel Breaker is set to join the Broadway cast of Hamilton as Aaron Burr starting August 29! Stage favorite Montego Glover will join the Chicago company of the hit mus…

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Kelli O’Hara Will Make Someone Happy at Williamstown Theatre Festival July 24 by Robert Viagas

The Tony Award winner will help support the development of new musicals at WTF.

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Bernadette Peters Will Host The Singing Heart in NYC by Robert Viagas

The Mozart in the Jungle star will open the 2017 Mostly Mozart Festival.

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Should Dapper Laughs be forgiven? by Brian Logan

The lad’s comic Daniel O’Reilly killed his on-stage persona after a sexism storm last year. But Dapper Laughs says he’s changed. So can he prove he’s a feminist – or even funny?Dap…

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Review: The Elusiveness of Peace Brought To the Fore In ‘Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination’ at Lincoln Center Festival by Joshua Rosenblum

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, July 20, 2017 In this era of dismal, seemingly endless intractability in the Middle East, it’s startling to be reminded that, not too long ago, th…

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, president of California State University, Northridge, announced the renaming of CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center as th…

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Chicago DanzTheatre Ensemble Seeking Short Play Submissions by Bt

Chicago DanzTheartre Ensemble (CDE) is seeking submission of short plays (10-15 minutes) to initiate our 17th season of performance! Read all information below and submit your proposal to in…

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Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television by BroadwayWorld

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles BAFTA Los Angeles is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Telev…

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House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Funding to Keep National Endowment for the Arts Going by BroadwayWorld

Just last week, the respective U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations subcommittees responsible for the bills to fund the National Endowment of the Arts NEA, National Endowment for the…

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BWW TV: A Princely Tune - Listen to Jason Robert Brown's Overture for THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY! by BroadwayWorld TV

Below, watch as Brown plays the overture to the show, which incorporates songs from all of Prince's hits

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Attend A FREE Q&A with the Cast and Creative Team of COME FROM AWAY! by BroadwayWorld

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and have partnered for a filmed Conversations QampA series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who…

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BREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in Chicago by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker PASSING STRANGE will join the Broadway cast of the musical HAMILTON as Aaron Burr startingAugust 29, and Montego Glover, a Tony nominee for her performance …

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Photo Coverage: CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates 100 Sweet Performances! by Walter McBride

The cast of Broadway'sCharlie and the Chocolate Factorycelebrated 100 sweet performances on Broadway last night atthe Paramount Hotel Bar amp Grill. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebrati…

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VIDEO: The Memory Lives Again with CATS Resident Grizabella, Mamie Parris by Stage Tube

Mamie Parris, who playsthe iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival ofAndrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, visited Fox 5 today to deliver her impressive take on …

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Photo Flash: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Hits the 100 Performance Milestone

Directed by Jack O'Brien, the musical plays the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Theater News: Michael Urie to play Hamlet at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The production will be directed by STC artistic director Michael Kahn.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Watch Broadway’s Musical Theatre Creatives Chat Process with Playbill by Olivia Clement

Go behind the scenes of The Broadway Cast with the creatives from Come From Away, Prince of Broadway, and Holiday Inn.

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Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover to Join Hamilton on Broadway and in Chicago, Respectively by Ryan McPhee

The two will begin performances in the productions this summer.

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Meet the Cast of Hal Prince’s Prince of Broadway by Hannah Vine

The musical, a celebration of Hal Prince’s legendary career, will open at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in August.

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Robert Fairchild and Scarlett Strallen to Star in BBC Proms’ Oklahoma! by Betsy Kaplan

The Proms event will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on August 11.

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Theater: He Spent His Life in Theater. Here’s What He Left Behind. by Michael Paulson, David Brandon Geeting and Jolie Ruben

James Houghton died last summer. Now his daughter is sharing his collection of theatrical treasures.

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Why Chicago’s Alexander Hamilton Had More on His Mind During His Audition Than Booking the Role by Ruthie Fierberg

Miguel Cervantes, the star of Hamilton, talks about his daughter’s health—plus the song he wrote to help raise awareness and fund research for the disorder that affects thousands.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, which stars two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, officially opened April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, which stars two-time Tony winner Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, officially opened April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Big-budget films receive increase in tax relief to almost £600m by Mark Sweney

The Treasury paid out £750m last year to encourage creative industries that pass ‘cultural test’ to qualify as BritishThe government paid out almost £600m in tax relief last year to th…

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Theater Legend Harold Prince & the Cast of Prince of Broadway Poised for Great White Way Bow by Lindsey Sullivan

West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita—these are all among the beloved Broadway musicals that the legendary Harold Prince has directed, pro…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Compagnie XY Proves Its Strength Is Working Together by Sheila Kogan

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, July 20, 2017 Compagnie XY is a French-based circus, but there’s no big top, no trapeze rig, no spangled leotards nor wild animals. Instead, it is a t…

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A Bill Funding Arts and Humanities Endowments Passes House Committee by Graham Bowley

Months after President Trump proposed eliminating the N.E.A. and the N.E.H., a bill to finance them was approved by the appropriations panel.

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Video Flash: Watch George Salazar in a Video of "Michael in the Bathroom" From Be More Chill

The musical by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz will be licensed by R&H Theatricals.

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Video Flash: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Take Over Recording Studio for War Paint

Watch the two divas in this new "Making of the Cast Album" video, featuring exclusive footage.

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Michael Urie Set to Play Hamlet at DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company by BroadwayWorld

The Shakespeare Theatre Company STC just announced that Michael Urie will lead the cast of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy, Hamlet, at Sidney Harman Hall, January 16-February 25, 2018.…

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Look Back at Santino Fontana on the Stage as He Prepares to Sail on Playbill Travel’s Rhine River Cruise by Hannah Vine

It’s not too late to book your trip to hear the Tony nominee and more of Broadway’s best in August.

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Theatre News: Stephanie Clift joins The Wedding Singer UK tour

Clift takes over the role of Holly from the start of August

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Theatre News: Ovalhouse announces autumn season

Ovalhouse's autumn season tackles the big issues, from sex work to social care, asylum seekers and transgenderism, but there's heartwarming stuff for the kids to watch too

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Daniel Radcliffe Stars In "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" at Barbican by Blouin Artinfo

Daniel Radcliffe is among the stars in “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,” Sir Tom Stoppard’s existentialist tragicomedy, which is being screened at the Barbican Centre in Londo…

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In the Netherlands, the Avant-Garde Is the Establishment by American Theatre Editors

Dutch artists like Ivo van Hove and Wunderbaum only became mainstream forces after an audience revolt. Will the tide ever take a similar turn in the U.S.?

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Noel Sullivan & More Join John Owen Jones in TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL at Wales Millennium Centre by BroadwayWorld

Survival, romance and atonement in a diverse community Tiger Bay the Musical, takes place in what was once the most cosmopolitan port in the world, Cardiff Bay.

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Christiane Noll and In Transit Composer to Perform at August Broadway Jazz Session by Robert Viagas

Russ Kaplan and his eight-piece band will also welcome Mariand Torres at Green Room 42 in NYC.

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Review: Arcadia by Pj Grisar

A visit to Sidley Park is never for naught. In Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC)’s light-on-its feet production of Tom Stoppard’s 1993 masterpiece, Arcadia, the play proves as t…

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VIDEO: Go Inside the Making of the WAR PAINT Cast Recording! by Stage Tube

Ghostlight Records is celebratingthe Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special…

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Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Martin Short & More Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize by BroadwayWorld

A lineup of leading performers, including Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Vedder, and others will salute David Lette…

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‘Ugly Betty’s’ Michael Urie will be Michael Kahn’s last Hamlet by Peter Marks

 The actor studied the role under the D.C. Shakespeare director at Juilliard.

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For National Moon Day: 33 Tin Pan Alley Songs About the Moon by Trav S.D.

It’s National Moon Day — commemorating that day in 1969 when “the Eagle [had] Landed.” Neil Armstrong took his historic stroll the following day. I seem to remember a…

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An Injury review at Ovalhouse, London – ‘ambitious storytelling’ by Bridget Minamore

How complicit are we all when it comes to capitalism, war, and violence in society? Very, is the answer in Kieran Hurley’s

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Review: “Karon the Barbarian” at Dad’s Garage is a silly summer show with lots of charm by Andrew Alexander

Times being what they are, you may just find yourself in the mood for a show that has nothing to do with anything that matters to anyone. The charmingly silly Karon the Barbarian at Dad’s …

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INTERVIEW: Edinburgh Spotlight On… Julius Caesar’s Amanda LaBonte by Daniel Perks

First up in our Spotlight feature is Julius Caesar, which plays Edinburgh Festival from 14 – 26 August 2017. I caught up with actor Amanda LaBonte.

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Theater News: Red Bull Theater Announces Casts for 2017 Short New Play Festival

Emily Donahoe, Clifton Duncan, and more will participate in the seventh annual event.

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Photo Flash: Broadway's 1984 Gifts Fans With Copies of George Orwell's Novel

Penguin Random House supplied copies of the novel in celebration of both the book's and the play's success.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at noon (Broadway Time)

SHOWBIZ NATION: Interview with CHRISTOPHER M. HOWARD by Michael J. Roberts

Christopher M. Howard (Dance Captain) discusses his work in the National Tour of “AN AMERICAN [...]

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‘A Quick 5’ with Clinton Brandhagen by Mark Beachy

One of New York City’s top headshot photographers, Clinton Brandhagen specializes in headshots for actors, executives, and business professionals. His clients include actors, law …

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WATCH: The Broadway Cast - The Creative Process

Join Playbill and some of Broadway's most iconic creatives as they discuss what it takes to make a Broadway musical.

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Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon Will Join Saycon Sengbloh, Marc Kudisch & More for Suzan-Lori Parks' "Red Letter Plays" at Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon, Saycon Sengbloh and Marc Kudisch are among the cast set to take on roles in Suzan-Lori Parks' "Red Letter Plays," which will feature her wor…

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Lions, Tigers, Bares! Watch Teaser for Wizard of Oz-Themed West End Bares by Andrew Gans

Ruby Strippers will be presented October 29 at London's Novello Theatre.

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House Appropriations Committee Proposes $5 Million Cut to NEA Budget—Not a Total Elimination by Ryan McPhee

The committee’s approved interior bill grants the National Endowment for the Arts a sum that would ensure its survival.

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Theatre News: A Week in the Life of: Oliver Twist's Gbemisola Ikumelo

In the week running up to previews, Ikumelo shows us the Twist cast in action

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Features: Top 10 uses of tech at this year's Edinburgh festival

The Edinburgh festivals offer the opportunity to experience cutting edge tech on stage - see what we're looking forward to the most

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Theatre News: Noel Sullivan and John Owen-Jones to star in Tiger Bay the Musical

The new musical will have its world premiere at Wales Millennium Centre

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Experience the Grace and Beauty of the 2017 Fire Island Dance Festival by Robert Viagas

Held July 14–16 by the water in Fire Island Pines, the event raised a record $585,045.

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Watch Jason Robert Brown Lead the Band for the Overture From Prince of Broadway by Olivia Clement

Can you catch all 19 songs from Harold Prince’s legendary career?

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FIRST LOOK: Be the First to Hear the Overture From Prince of Broadway

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre—the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America’s most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-…

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Photo Flash: 1984 Audience Strikes a Pose for Big Brother by BroadwayWorld

In celebration of the headline-grabbing Broadway stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian novel1984, as well as the novel's resurgence at the top of the best-seller lists,Penguin Random…

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Casting announced for Rita, Sue and Bob Too by Tim Bano

Casting has been announced for Out of Joint’s upcoming production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too. James Atherton, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes,

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FRINGE FRIENDS: Making Friends at Capital Fringe by Guest Writer

Some people find the Fringe festival to be an intimidating environment. Sure there’s a ton of great art and stuff going on, but how can one truly connect with the people behind the art and…

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“Women doing Shakespeare knackered.” Titus Andronicus is lewd, bloody and free! by Jon Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson here, managing to score an interview with the director of Shakespeare in the Pub’s “Fringe” offering – Titus Andronicus, as well as the head honcho of the company its…

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The Kinsey Sicks in Things You Shouldn’t Say (review) by Christopher Henley

I’ve just spent a most unexpectedly engaging evening at the theatre, seeing the “dragapella beautyshop quartet” known as The Kinsey Sicks in their return to Theater J, whereat they’v…

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Prurience review at Southbank Centre, London – ‘astute and discomforting’ by Anna Winter

There’s nothing really prurient about Prurience. Christopher Green’s show is a clever and discomforting exploration of consumption – compulsive and conscious –

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Michael Campayno: A Wicked Time by Broadway Style Guide Team

The Wicked star answers a round of rapid-fire questions as he prepares to leave the show.

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Barrett Doss: Just Love by Suzy Evans

The Groundhog Day star went from understudy to leading lady, and she shares the details behind her breakout role that almost didn't happen.

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THE GOD OF HELL – Theatre N16 by Shanine Salmon

Written as a response to George W Bush’s Republican Party’s war on terror following the attacks in September 2001 only 12 years after this play’s premiere America seems to be run by a …

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Theater News: Casting Announced for Signature Theatre's Red Letter Plays

Christine Lahti and Jocelyn Bioh will be among the stars featured in Suzan-Lori Parks's modern takes on The Scarlet Letter.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Strong cast connects with High Park audience in Twelfth Night: review by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Canadian Stage production is a bit too high-concept and fuzzy in places.

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‘Opportunities for older female actors not improving’ – Stockard Channing by Giverny Masso

Grease actor Stockard Channing has said she “isn’t optimistic” that opportunities for older female performers will improve. Speaking at a press event

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Lolita Chakrabarti and Monica Dolan to judge new monologue competition by Tim Bano

Lolita Chakrabarti and Monica Dolan are among judges for a new monologue writing competition. Heretic Voices is inviting submissions for dramatic writing

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Encounter at The Cultch, Vancouver by Blouin Artinfo

Encounter will perform at Yorke Theatre of The Cultch, Vancouver.Touted as the best physical theatre out of India, Encounter brings forth the struggles and challenges of the indigenous commu…

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‘The Death of Louis XIV’ at Institut français du Royaume-Uni, London by Blouin Artinfo

Directed by acclaimed Catalan director Albert Serra, “The Death of Louis XIV” is currently being screened at the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, London.Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud in …

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Nathan Carter at Toronto Centre For the Arts by Blouin Artinfo

Nathan Carter will perform at the George Weston Recital Hall of Toronto Centre For the Arts, Toronto as part of his debut North American Tour.Carter has until now released nine studio a…

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Nani With Mega Bog at Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles by Blouin Artinfo

Nani will perform with Mega Bog at Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles.Nani is a manic-wave band based out of Los Angeles. The band proudly released their first EP recorded with maverick producer R…

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Stef Chura at Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles by Blouin Artinfo

Stef Chura will perform at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, supported by Moaning, Shannon Lay (Feels), and Soccer Mommy.Stef Chura's first studio album, "Messes," was inspired from her experi…

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‘Ocean's Eleven’ at BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, New York by Blouin Artinfo

2001 American comedy heist film and a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name "Ocean's Eleven" will be screened at BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building in New York.The film was directed by…

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‘David Lynch: The Art Life’ at the Barbican Centre, London by Blouin Artinfo

The 2016 documentary film "David Lynch: The Art Life" will be screened at the Barbican Centre in London.The film is directed by Jon Nguyen. The film follows the life and career of master dir…

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‘News from Home’ Brings Manhattan to Barbican Centre, London by Blouin Artinfo

The 1977 avant-garde documentary film "News from Home" will be screened at the Barbican Centre in London.  The film is written and directed by Chantal Akerman. This hauntingly beau…

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‘The Italian Job’ at BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, New York by Blouin Artinfo

The 1969 British crime-caper film "The Italian Job" will be on screen at BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building in New York.The film is written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and d…

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Saycon Sengbloh, Marc Kudisch & More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' "Red Letter Plays" at Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon, Saycon Sengbloh and Marc Kudisch are among the cast set to take on roles in Suzan-Lori Parks' "Red Letter Plays," which will feature her wor…

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Tickets Are Now On Sale for Lisa Lampanelli's New Play Stuffed by

Tickets are now on sale for comedian Lisa Lampanelli new play, Stuffed, set to begin performances at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre on October 5 with an opening night scheduled for…

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The Merchant of Venice review at Royal Opera House, London – ‘incisively played’ by Inge Kjemtrup

Exactly why composer Andre Tchaikowsky – gay, Jewish and depressive – chose The Merchant of Venice, with its heavy-handed anti-Semitism, as the

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Barbican and Guildhall team up for culture hub in Square Mile by Tim Bano

Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Barbican Centre are among five London organisations that have partnered to transform London’s Square

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Elizabeth Stanley, and More Tapped for The Red Letter Plays by Olivia Clement

See who’s starring in the Suzan-Lori Parks works at the Signature Theatre.

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London arts centres launch #EveryChildTheatre campaign to provide free tickets for kids by Press Releases

MyTheatreMates are delighted to champion The Albany and ARC Stockton's major new initiative to make theatre freely accessible to local children in south London. The #EveryChildTheatre campai…

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Plans to build museum in Blackpool’s Pavilion Theatre abandoned by Georgia Snow

Plans for a £26 million entertainment museum at Blackpool’s Pavilion Theatre have been scrapped. The council has claimed the project had become

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Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals by BroadwayWorld

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics byJoe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by RampH Theatricals, a division of Rodgers am…

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From Page to Stage unveils 56-strong company for 2017 by Giverny Masso

From Page to Stage has announced a cast of 56 actors who will perform in its summer festival of new musical work

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Theatre News: Casting announced for In Response To... Politics gala

Theatre Renegade's charity event runs at The Other Palace on 24 July

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Andrew Garfield clarifies Angels in America comments after backlash by Matilda Martin, Matilda Martin

Actor said comments he made in an interview about the play were 'twisted' by the media

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Theatre News: New national Heretic Voices competition launches at Arcola Theatre to find new writing talent

Entrants must submit a monologue of between 15 and 45 minutes in length.

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Long Wharf Theatre, Virginia Opera, Maximum Entertainment, and Magic Theatre Are Hiring by Playbill Staff's Job Listings offer an extensive selection of available jobs within the theatre industry. From auditions to administrative roles, is the online source for car…

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Be More Chill Now Available for Licensing; New Music Video Released by Olivia Clement

In celebration of the licensing agreement, a video of “Michael in the Bathroom,” starring George Salazar, has been released.

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Stephen Bogardus Will Star in World Premiere of Something Wicked This Way Comes Musical by Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical, which will play the Delaware Theatre Company in September.

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Coming up, as if you didn’t know, #EdFringe 2017. Who’s excited? by Daniel Perks

In August it all kicks off, the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For three weeks, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.

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Photo Flash: Anastasia Crosses the 100 Performance Mark

The musical, directed by Darko Tresnjak, plays at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Stephen Sondheim on a Female Lead in Company: ‘What Is There to Lose?’ by Ryan McPhee

The legendary composer opens up about Marianne Elliott's decision to reverse the genders in an upcoming revival.

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BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman Talks APOLOGIA, Sense8 And The Female Doctor by Marianka Swain

Freema Agyeman rose to fame with roles on TV shows like Doctor Who, Torchwood, Law and Order UK and Sense8. Now, she's making her West End debut in black comedy Apologia at Trafalgar Studios…

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Wildhorne’s Bonnie and Clyde musical (review) by Susan Galbraith

Times is hard in Bonnie and Clyde. Some would say not so different from now. Climate shifting, turning the land into a dustbowl. Whole businesses destroyed. Banks going under.  People out o…

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Tonic Celebrates Harriet Walter, Marianne Elliott and Nina Steiger in The Fourth Panel Event From Tonic Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Tonic Theatre has just announced the full panel for their fourth Tonic Celebrates, which will take place at the Soho Theatre Upstairs on the 31st July. Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel w…

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Strawdog sets 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Strawdog Theatre Company announced its 30th season Thursday, the first to take place at the company's new home on Berenice Avenue.  First up is the previously announced Chicago premiere of …

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Prurience review – come and join the self-help group for porn addicts by Lyn Gardner

Blue Room, Royal Festival Hall, London It’s hard to know who is acting and who is oversharing in a show that explores our personal experience of pornography – and tests the limits of the…

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Jazz in July: Dick Hyman Forever! by Sandi Durell

      By Marilyn Lester   Possibly there could have been no better way to kick off the 92Y’s annual Jazz in July series than to honor its original Artistic Director, Ri…

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Cultural Trust vice president tapped to head August Wilson Center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture didn’t have to go far to find its new CEO and president. After a three-year search, the board on Thursday named Janis Burley Wilson to…

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Broadway Bucket List: Watch Lesli Margherita Sing Through 3.5 of Her Dream Roles

Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita sings Evita, Into the Woods, Spider Woman & more!

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Funny Lady: 15 Minutes with ‘Numbers Nerds’ Sharon Sachs by Matthew Wexler

Sharon Sachs joins the company of 'Numbers Nerds,' part of the New York Musical Festival.

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10,000 Comic Books Donated To Trinity Library by Susan Dunne

For more than 150 years, Hartford's Watkinson Library has been a research hub. Today, the collection housed at Trinity College includes 200,000 volumes dating back 10 centuries, including an…

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London’s Angels in America, Starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield, Hits Cinemas Tonight by Ruthie Fierberg

The first part of Tony Kushner’s epic play is broadcast live to U.S. movie theatres July 20.

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Site-Specific, Environmental Stagings of Tennessee Williams and Shakespeare Will Play Provincetown by Andrew Gans

Audience members will move from room to room in the historic Gifford House Inn.

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National Theatre Live: Angels in America Trailer by Broadwaydirect

Angels In America: Part One will be broadcast in cinemas today. To find a screening near you, click HERE. The post National Theatre Live: Angels in America Trailer appeared first on Broadway…

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Video: In rehearsals with The Little Beasts

The work in progress musical opens at The Other Palace this week

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Theatre News: Harriet Walter joins Marianne Elliott for next Tonic Celebrates event

The pair will also be joined by dramaturg Nina Steiger

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New Records: Listening to ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by Steve Cohen

New Records is our column about recordings of shows and concerts. It’s a companion to the reviews that regularly appear here on DC Metro Theater Arts. This month we take a look at albums f…

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Musical Comedy Curvy Widow Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Nancy Opel stars as a recently widowed woman who immerses herself in the modern dating scene.

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Tony Winner Billy Porter and Husband, Adam Porter-Smith, Help Actors With New Eyewear Line by Ruthie Fierberg

The Kinky Boots actor and his husband offer free eye exams and discounts on frames with the launch of Native Ken’s new collection.

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Text of the Day: Hir by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Pantless Hummingbird Productions Presents London Premiere of Francesca Van Horne's TALES FROM THE TRUNDLE by BroadwayWorld

After successful runs of TALES FROM THE TRUNDLE - a new play by Francesca Van Horne - at the prestigious 7th Annual United Solo Festival in New York City and The Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, …

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Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre Celebrate Success of Theatre Tax Relief Scheme by BroadwayWorld

Theatre trade organisations Society of London Theatre SOLT and UK Theatre UKT have welcomed the publication of the first set of figures following the introduction of Theatre Tax Relief in 20…

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Madalena Alberto and More to Star in IN RESPONSE TO...POLITICS by BroadwayWorld

In the wake of a global shift in politics that saw reality star Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States of America, Nigel Farage's Brexit campaign win the majority and th…

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Olivia Wilde Says She's "Honored" Jennifer Lawrence Vomited During Broadway's '1984'

"As long as I have a play, Jennifer Lawrence has a place to puke."read more

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First Look at Sienna Miller in the Young Vic Revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Hannah Vine

Jack O’Connell co-stars in the West End production that began previews July 13 at the Apollo Theatre.

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Linda Mugleston Made Her HELLO, DOLLY! Debut by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Linda Mugleston made her debut as Dolly Gallagher Levi yesterday afternoon in Hello, Dolly Mugleston was filling in for Tony winner Bette Midler.

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'Luzia' and ' Something Rotten,' a pair not to miss by Chris Jones

For the first time in its history, the Cirque du Soleil has a touring production under its signature grand chapiteau that doesn't dwell in an abstract conceit. "Luzia," which opens in Chicag…

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We Were There: The Three Musketeers by Rachel Jarvis

At the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, tucked between a baseball diamond and a playground, the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s fast-paced swashbuckling retelling of The T…

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Review: Marvin's Room by Diane Snyder

A popular play in the 1990s, Marvin’s Room was a hit Off-Broadway show that became a film but, until now, never landed on Broadway.

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GRACE NOTES: Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Susan Grace

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Loyle Carner at O2 Academy Brixton, London by Blouin Artinfo

Loyle Carner will perform at O2 Academy Brixton, London.To promote his debut album, titled "Yesterday's Gone," the artist is set to play a headlining show at the academy. His album was relea…

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Blondie at O2 Academy Brixton, London by Blouin Artinfo

Blondie will perform at O2 Academy Brixton, London.The American rock band is returning to UK to promote its album, Pollinator which was released on May 5, 2017. The band is expected to perfo…

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'A Trip To Spain' at IFC Center, New York by Blouin Artinfo

IFC Center will soon be playing the 2017 British drama, "A Trip to Spain."Directed by Michael Winterbottom, the drama shows Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embarking on another deliciously deadp…

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Barrie Rutter resigns from Northern Broadsides due to stagnant funding by Chris Wiegand

Artistic director and founder cites lack of increase in Arts Council England support for decision to leave the Yorkshire company next AprilBarrie Rutter is to step down as artistic director …

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Photos: First look at Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

Benedict Andrews' production opens in the West End next week

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Theatre News: Fra Fee and Joanna Riding among cast for Barricade for Batley fundraiser

The concert takes place at The Other Palace this Sunday

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Theatre News: Rebecca Trehearn to star in West End Bares: Ruby Strippers

The charity performance runs at the Novello Theatre in October

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Review: Review: Prurience (Southbank Centre)

Christopher Green examines porn addiction and the self-help phenomenon in this immersive theatre piece

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'The Marriage of Kim K': Theater Review

Kim Kardashian’s love life gets operatic treatment in the new British stage musical 'The Marriage of Kim K,' which is heading for London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. read more

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Seoul mates: how UK and South Korea are sharing arts by Nick Awde

The UK is hosting a cultural exchange with South Korea over the next 14 months, starting at Edinburgh and set to peak

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How learning-disabled artists are fighting to be taken seriously by Bella Todd

How do we critique theatre by artists with learning difficulties? Are these performers regarded as less able than those with physical disabilities? Bella

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Paper Creatures: What we’ve learnt (so far) about creating a theatre company by Guest Bloggers

What have two twenty-something actors learned from starting their own theatre company? What advice would they give to others considering it

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Fringe in France: How Villereal is providing a springboard for new wave by Ian Herbert

Villereal has developed a unique experience for performers and visitors alike at its annual festival. Ian Herbert enjoys the difference As the

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Immersive theatre, games and escape rooms: the shows you control by Tom Wicker

From the Crystal Maze to live adventure shows, interactive events are gaining popularity. Tom Wicker looks at the theatre companies that are

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship by (ebaar-Bittman)

By Tom Block. In his latest installment, Tom Block explores how Dietrich Bonhoeffer's work could impact theatre.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Review: “Between Riverside and Crazy” at True Colors is uneven but has its meaningful moments by Kelundra Smith

“Don’t be the old black in the new white world.” These words, uttered by Detective Audrey O’Connor, hang in the air in Stephen Aldy Guirgis’ 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Betwee…

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Director Looks For Right Tone For Goodspeed's 'Oklahoma!' by Christopher Arnott

In East Haddam, the wind goes sweeping down the Connecticut River rather than the plain. But Jenn Thompson is feeling right at home, bringing Rodgers and Hammerstein's game-changing 1943 mus…

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BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2017

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

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BWW Review: Oscar Isaac Stars in Sam Gold's Jaunty Rendering of HAMLET by Michael Dale

Though your ticket says you're seated at The Public's Anspacher Theater, don't be surprised if once director Sam Gold's jaunty mounting of Shakespeare's Hamlet shifts into gear, you find you…

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Stephen Sondheim Speaks Out on Female Bobby in Upcoming Marianne Elliot-Directed COMPANY by BroadwayWorld

Back in November, BroadwayWorld reported that Stephen Sondheim agreed to director Marianne Elliot's request to change the gender of the beloved character Bobby in her upcoming production of …

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The Stage launches a new app for theatre news, reviews and jobs by Sally Longstaff

The Stage has relaunched The Stage App providing news, reviews, job listings, advice and more. The first for performing arts industry news,

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Blog Post: What happens when theatre becomes a home for local artists? by Matthew Xia

When I arrived at the Exchange in 2014, Sarah Frankcom had recently taken over as sole Artistic Director and the company was in the process of being redefined to reflect a city that was more…

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‘It’s a radical piece of storytelling – such an act of imagination’ – Disco Pigs: opening night by Giverny Masso

As Disco Pigs, starring Harry Potter actor Evanna Lynch, opens at London’s Trafalgar Studios, Giverny Masso joins the opening-night celebrations to talk to

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Daniel Day Lewis – Joan Copeland by Sandi Durell

by Joel Vig The world of show business was knocked for a loop recently by the unexpected announcement that Daniel Day Lewis plans to retire from the acting profession.  Daniel Day Lewis is…

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WATCH: In rehearsal for Skin Deep, about history’s most bloodthirsty female serial killer by Press Releases

SKIN DEEP, Lee Anderson's new play which returns to London for this summer's Camden Fringe Festival, explores what drove one of history's most prolific female serial killers. The Attila Thea…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7am (Broadway Time)

All comedians have a friend in Randy Newman by David Elms

Don’t be fooled by the slurred, common-man delivery: the writer of Short People and other staples is one of music’s sharpest satirists, capable of duping even his targets with his decept…

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Woyzeck in Winter review – triumphant union of Büchner and Schubert by Michael Billington

Black Box, GalwayThe anguish and torment of Büchner’s tragedy and Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise are fused to brilliant effect in this pioneering piece of music-theatre Georg Büchne…

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FIRST LOOK: Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo We are pleased to bring you these great first look production photos by Johan Persson of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Sienna Miller, Jack O'Connell and …

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Heretic Productions Launches New Monologue Writing Competition by BroadwayWorld

Heretic Productions today announces Heretic Voices, a new nationwide competition to find the best new writing in monologue form, with the four winners receiving a full production in the main…

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Photo Flash: First Look at AN INJURY at Ovalhouse by BroadwayWorld

Ovalhouse and Permanent Red present AN INJURY, a new play about violence and love from the award-winning team behind Heads Up, written by Kieran Hurley and directed by alex swift at Ovalhous…

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Photo Flash: First Look at CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Apollo Theatre by BroadwayWorld

The adult cast for the Young Vic's West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre comprises Sienna Miller Maggie, Jack O'Connell Brick, Colm Meaney Big Daddy, Lisa Palfre…

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Derren Brown Brings UNDERGROUND to the West End by BroadwayWorld

From 11 Oct 2017, the nation's favourite dark manipulator of magic and mind control will perform his latest stage show, DERREN BROWN UNDERGROUND at the Playhouse Theatre, London, for a limit…

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Lions and Tigers and Bares, Oh My! Theme Announced For WEST END BARES by BroadwayWorld

Now in its eighth year as the West End's hottest annual fundraiser, join the cast of WEST END BARES as they strip off to see the Wizard in WEST END BARES RUBY STRIPPERS at The Novello Theatr…

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Dessert, Southwark Playhouse, London, review: It vents its eloquent anger on economic inequality by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Trevor Nunn directs Oliver Cotton's new play which explores wealth and greed with plenty of twists and turns

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BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More! by Jessica Khan

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Today's big news CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, begins Off-Broadway tonight

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Broadway Comes To Miramar With Cultural Center’s Festival by Bill Hirschman

A production of Dreamgirls was already planned for the Miramar Cultural Center's summer season, but became the perfect "launching pad" for the City of Miramar's First Annual Broadway Festiva…

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NEWS: Derren Brown returns to West End, Underground has 35 performances at Playhouse by Press Releases

Derren Brown, “the nation’s favourite dark manipulator of magic and mind control”, will perform his latest stage show, DERREN BROWN: UNDERGROUND at the West  End’s Play…

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Autumn casting news: Oslo, Doubt & Chichester’s Norman Conquests by Ian Foster

I want to be able to resist anything to do with Alan Ayckbourn but the cast and creatives for Chichester's production of The Norman Conquests is making it very hard indeed. Wunderkind direct…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Barrie Rutter to leave Northern Broadsides after 25 years by Georgia Snow

Barrie Rutter is to step down as artistic director of Northern Broadsides, 25 years after he founded the company. Rutter cited a

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Theatre News: Casting announced for Rita, Sue and Bob Too at the Royal Court

Max Stafford-Clark returns to direct Andrea Dunbar's play 35 years after the original production

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James Atherton, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes, and More to Star in RITA, SUE, AND BOB TOO by BroadwayWorld

James Atherton, Taj Atwal, Sally Bankes, Gemma Dobson, Samantha Robinson and David Walker have been cast in Rita, Sue and Bob Too directed by Max Stafford-Clark.

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Barrie Rutter OBE to Step Down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides by BroadwayWorld

Northern Broadsides today announced that their founder and artistic director Barrie Rutter OBE will step down in April 2018 after leading the company for twenty-five years.

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Guest Blog: Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher On COMING CLEAN by Guest Blog: Adam Spreadbury-Maher

I wanted to direct Coming Clean for the King's Head Theatre because I think it's a beautiful piece of work by a wonderful playwright. I'm astonished that it's not had a major London revival …

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Casting announced for Rita Sue and Bob Too tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo   Casting has been announced for Andrea Dunbar's landmark play Rita, Sue and Bob Too directed by Max Stafford-Clark  which starts a UK tour on the 6th September 2017. B…

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New post-show Q&A: Songwriters’ showcase opening From Page to Stage festival by Terri Paddock

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals with an opening night panel debate …

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5am (Broadway Time)

NEWS: Hollyoaks’ James Atherton stars in Out of Joint’s Rita, Sue & Bob Too revival by Press Releases

Taj Atwal, Gemma Dobson and James Atherton (well known from TV’s Hollyoaks and Coronation Street) are Rita, Sue and Bob Too in Max Stafford-Clark’s new Out of Joint production …

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Mayor de Blasio to Tie Arts Funding to Diversity, Tony Kushner Talks Trump Play and “West Side Story” Remake, and Get Tickets to See Nikki M. James in “Bubbly Black…

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Summer in London review at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London – ‘unabashedly heartfelt’ by Tom Wicker

Writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair has put sexuality, gender and diversity at the heart of his work from early in his career.

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Review: Crestfall at Galway International Arts Festival by Chris McCormack

A vivid plane of toxic femininity: Chris McCormack reviews Druid's revival of Mark O’Rowe controversial play. The post Review: Crestfall at Galway International Arts Festival appeared firs…

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NEWS: Northern Broadsides founder Barrie Rutter steps down as director after 25 years by Press Releases

Northern Broadsides today announced that their founder and artistic director Barrie Rutter OBE will step down in April 2018 after leading the company for twenty-five years. He has cited lack…

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Exclusive Summer Offer: 43% Off Tickets For AN AMERICAN IN PARIS by BroadwayWorld

Hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, based on the Oscar-winning film, has taken the West End by storm, with standing ovations from the public and a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from UK c…

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Theatre News: Derren Brown returns to the West End in September

His new show Underground runs at the Playhouse Theatre for a limited run

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Review: Review: An Injury (Ovalhouse)

Kieran Hurley and alex swift reunite after the award-winning Heads Up

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Theatre News: Barrie Rutter to step down as artistic director of Northern Broadsides

The actor and director founded the company 25 years ago

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The Editor’s View: ‘Chilled’ performances could become the noisy norm by Alistair Smith

Audience behaviour is always a subject of lively debate at The Stage. Rarely a week goes by without someone observing some kind

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Opera in the City Festival: ‘Opera doesn’t have to be elitist’ by Guest Bloggers

The inaugural Opera in the City Festival runs from 1 to 12 August 2017 at the Bridewell Theatre. Artistic director Pamela Schermann talks about the aims behind London’s new summer oper…

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Marianne Elliott: ‘Insecurity is part of the fabric of what we do. Everyone is insecure’ by Nick Smurthwaite

As the epic Angels in America continues its run at the National, its director – who has helmed some of theatre’s biggest

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Andrzej Lukowski: The West End is due an influx of new drama by Andrzej Lukowski

In 2014, I saw a play called Bakersfield Mist, a terrible American comedy that blithely squandered the acting talents of Ian McDiarmid

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WATCH: James Corden does Phantom of The Opera: The Crosswalk Musical

He already brought us GREASE but now it's time for a West End staple. As part of his "Crosswalk Musicals" segment, James Corden takes a classic show and condenses it into sections that last …

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 4am (Broadway Time)

INK – more thoughts by Libby Purves and Friends

With the news of its West End transfer in autumn – well deserved –  I  finally caught up with INK (reviewed here on opening night by Luke.   I agree with his rating of fiv…

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DISCO PIGS – Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Enda Walsh’s play is a bit of an oddity – it is both bizarrely brilliant but can also seem at times as a bit of a chaotic mess, but thankfully John Haidar’s production sticks to being …

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 3am (Broadway Time)

SPECIAL OFFER: An American In Paris – Save Up To 43% by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical An American In Paris, based on the Oscar®-winning film, has taken the West End by storm, with standing ovations from the public and…

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Top 5 theatre jobs and auditions of the week – Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, Sheffield Theatres and more… by The Stage

This week’s top theatre jobs and auditions on The Stage Jobs includes technical jobs with Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, events production manager at Birmingham Hippodrome and

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Banner Year for the Hollywood Fringe by Peter Finlayson

The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival did it again, With a significant rise in participation, attendance and revenue, it would seem that there is a hunger for new edgy works for Los Angeles aud…

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Richard Jordan: Why the Bob Dylan ‘musical’ could be the most important West End show of the year by Richard Jordan

There is possibly more riding on Girl from the North Country when it opens next Wednesday at the Old Vic Theatre than any other show to play the

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Stephanie Street: Why don’t you see theatres led by a group of actors? by Stephanie Street

My first paid acting gig was a week at the Royal Court Theatre in London. It was a rehearsed reading of a knockout new

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Casting announced for Fever Pitch the opera by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo   Twenty-five years after Nick Hornby's iconic book was first published, Highbury Opera Theatre have announced the casting for thier upcoming production of Fever Pitch t…

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DVR Alert: HAMILTON Star Miguel Cervantes Visits NBC's TODAY by TV News Desk

Today, July 20th, actor Miguel Cervantes, currently starring as Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago production of Hamilton, will stop by the 9- 10 amET hour of NBC's TODAY.

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CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Begins Off-Broadway Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody Broadway Oh Hello Cutman, and directed by Peter Flynn Rhapsody in Seth Two Rooms, will play at …

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National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA, Part One, Starring Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and More, Hits Movie Theaters by BroadwayWorld

National Theatre Live presents ANGELS IN AMERICA, Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play.

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WATCH: Wicked's Carrie St. Louis and Emily Koch Preview "Landslide" From St. Louis's Upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below Engagement

Fresh off of playing Glinda in Wicked and Sherrie in Rock of Ages on Broadway, Carrie St. Louis makes her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Interviews: Napoli, Brooklyn's Leading Ladies Share Beloved Memories of Mothers and Grandmothers

The stars of this world premiere about the lives of women in the 1960s talk the importance of family traditions.

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Review: Megastasis (Eclipse Theatre) by Lauren Whalen

Eclipse Theatre's mission of *one playwright one season* allows the audience to delve into a specific playwright's body of work. With the world premiere of Megastasis, playwright Kia Corthro…

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Innovative new production of The Cunning Little Vixen comes to Grimeborn by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Director Guido Martin-Brandis brings an innovative new production of Janácek's The Cunning Little Vixen to the Arcola Theatre as part of the Grimeborn Festival 2017. G…

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Samantha Barks, Steve Kazee, and Liz Callaway Coming to Feinstein’s/54 Below July 20–27 by Robert Viagas

See all the theatre-related events scheduled this week at the intimate venue.

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Third Time’s the Charm for Carrie St. Louis’ Something Good by Robert Viagas

The recent star of Wicked and 1776 will brinig her cabaret show back to Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Playbill Mixtape: Rock Musical Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

Ramp up the volume to this playlist of anthems from Broadway’s iconic rock musicals.

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Foxy Roxie Hart Charlotte d’Amboise Returns to Broadway’s Chicago July 20 by Andrew Gans

The production is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

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DanceAfrica Pittsburgh pays tribute to master teacher Charles 'Baba Chuck' Davis by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Forty years ago, Chuck Davis -— affectionately known as “Baba Chuck” -— created the festival DanceAfrica to celebrate and preserve African dance traditions and culture. It start…

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