Friday, May 22, 2015

The 2015 Broadway University Final Exam Answers by Peter Filichia

All hail Fred Abramowitz, Jason Flum, Susan Berlin, Bill Bickel, Byrd Bonner, Brigadude, Gary Cherpakov, Seth Christenfeld, Dennis Dorner, Adrian Durlester, Paul Ford, Laura Frankos, Ingrid …

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tell the Tonys to give Tommy Tune his due! by Michael Riedel

Tommy Tune will receive a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award on June 7, but CBS still hasn’t decided whether to air his speech that night. In the past, some lifetime achievers...

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Actors’ Equity Elects New Union Officers with Kate Shindle as President

Broadway veteran Kate Shindle has been elected the new president of Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union of U.S. stage actors and stage managers. Shindle (Broadway’s ̶…

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Kristin Chenoweth & Kelli O'Hara earn A's from their mentor by Joe Dziemianowicz

Voice teacher Florence Birdwell was in New York to see her Tony-nominated students Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Missing ‘My Fair Lady’ songs resurface, along with memories by Michael Riedel

Dominic McHugh, a musicologist at England’s University of Sheffield, was researching “My Fair Lady” at the Library of Congress in 2008 when he came across 15 boxes of material no...

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Monday, May 18, 2015

This Week on Broadway for May 17, 2015: Walter Willison and Grand Hotel, The 25th Anniversary Concert at 54 Below by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Walter Willison about the upcoming Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert at 54 Below. Peter gives us a report from London …

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

'Ever After' brings human magic to the Cinderella story at the Paper Mill Playhouse by Ronni Reich

Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich create a "swashbuckling Cinderella" character based on the 1998 Drew Barrymore movie

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Friday, May 15, 2015


Come to the York Theatre Company and see Robert Creighton in drag. “What’s he doing?” you ask. “LA CAGE? ROCKY HORROR? PAGEANT?” No, a musical about James Cagney.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tony Awards enlist Anna Wintour to fix its fashion ‘disaster’ by Michael Riedel

When it comes to the Tony Awards fashion police, Anna Wintour is the precinct captain. And boy is she getting the troops in line. Wintour attended the 2014 Tonys and...

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BroadwayRadio Special: The Theater People Podcast by James Marino

In the second part of a special series focusing on theatrical podcasts, James Marino talks with Patrick Hinds, of the Theater People Podcast. ———————…

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Startup Aims to Harness Big Data for Broadway

With the Broadway League’s annual road conference in full swing, a startup aimed at arts presenters and producers has launched new software in the hopes of capitalizing on Broadway…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Box-office hit ‘American in Paris’ dances ahead of fellow Tony nominees by Michael Riedel

Of the four nominees for Best Musical, only one is turning into a bona fide hit. Advance sales for “An American in Paris” have climbed past $10 million, theater sources...

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‘Whistle-Blowing’ Publicist Liable For Canceled ‘Rebecca,’ NY Judge Rules by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: A New York State Supreme Court judge ruled this morning that Broadway publicist Marc Thibodeau was in breach of contract when he sent out an email that caused an angel to pull a …

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Goodman announces expansion plans for education and outreach facility by Hedy Weiss

The Goodman Theatre announced that it plans to establish the Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement. The $15 million expansion effort (of which more than $10 million has been …

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Broadway's 'Fun Home' Has High-Tech Backing

One of the producers of the new acclaimed musical is Scott Forstall, a former Apple executive and a longtime theater lover.

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A Woman’s World: “There’s Room For Us All”  The King’s Ladies On Redefining Game-Changers by Carey Purcell

In the latest installment of Playbill's new series focusing on women in theatre, Kelli O'Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles and Ashley Park, stars of the Lincoln Center Theater revival of The Ki…

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

This Week on Broadway for May 10, 2015: Betty Buckley by James Marino

James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Matt Tamanini talk with Betty Buckley. Michael reviews Zorba! at City Center, Fiasco Theater’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Red Bull Theater&#…

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Talking With Tyrone, the Foulmouthed Puppet From the Tony-Nominated Hand to God by Vanita Salisbury

Last week Robert Askins’s Hand to God garnered five Tony nominations, which has only served to fuel the already gigantic ego of one its stars, the foulmouthed puppet Tyrone. It’s underst…

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Tony nominators should consider ensemble awards for shows like 'Fun Home'

Before the dust settles on the Tony Award nominations, there's a window of opportunity to discuss a possible new category. Before Broadway obsessions turn exclusively to nonstop speculation …

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The 2015 Broadway University Final Exam by Peter Filichia

Musicals have always been consumed with time. Time signatures, curtain time, A TIME FOR SINGING. GOODTIME CHARLEY, “As Time Goes By” (which originated in a musical and not CASABLANCA), a…

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Feds Issue Statement Countering Report About Endangered Times Square Billboards by Robert Viagas

The big mechanized face blowing cigarette smoke over the crowd and the huge steaming cup of coffee are long gone, but Times Square is still home to a barrage of brightly-lit billboards t…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BroadwayRadio Special: The Ensemblist Podcast by James Marino

In the first part of a special series focusing on theatrical podcasts, James Marino talks with Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone, the creators of The Ensemblist Podcast. ——R…

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Obama Administration: Times Square Must Remove Iconic Billboards by CBS

Feds To Enforce 1965 Highway Beautification Act, Could Deny NYC $90 Million In Funding

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Critics ‘goddamned tired’ of Broadway shows opening right before Tony cutoff by Michael Riedel

A critic once said the DCC in Drama Critics’ Circle stands for “Damned Cranky Cobras.” Well, some of those cobras have been especially cranky of late. Led by Marilyn Stasio...

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Tony Contenders Turn Heads at 2015 Theater World Awards (FULL LIST)

The winners of the 71st annual Theater World Awards, the trophies honoring debut performances on Broadway or off it, will look familiar to Tony watchers: More than half of the names on the l…

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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Epic Romance is Over: Doctor Zhivago, Starring Tam Mutu & Kelli Barrett, Will Close on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Doctor Zhivago did not win the hearts of the Tony nominators this year, and after struggling at the box office will shutter on May 10. Directed by Des McAnuff, the epic romance stars Tam Mu…

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Off Broadway’s ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Riverside’ Steal Spotlight at New York Drama Critics Circle

In a repeat of last year, two Off Broadway titles have stolen the spotlight from Broadway fare at the New York Drama Critics Circle, with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s buzzmagnet musical ̶…

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Russ Tutterow, lover and defender of Chicago playwrights, dies at 68 by Chris Jones

The hospice inside Weiss Memorial Hospital on Chicago's North Side is a quiet and peaceful place. But for the last several days, one room therein has been bustling with people.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

This Week on Broadway for May 3, 2015: Chilina Kennedy, The Visit, Something Rotten and The King and I by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Chilina Kennedy. We discuss the 2015 Tony nominations and review the Broadway productions of The Visit, Something Rotten and T…

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Tonys: Inside a Broadway Show's Opening Night War Room by Scott Feinberg

THR visits with the producers, advertising agency and publicists of 'The Visit' to learn how and why some critics' thoughts wind up in marketing and publicity more

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Getting To Know The Real Story Was Key To Broadway's 'King And I' Revival by Jeff Lunden

The musical's heroine was inspired by an English-Indian governess who really did travel to the king of Siam's court. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, has received nine Tony nomination…

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'Duck Dynasty' musical getting wings clipped by James Hebert

Las Vegas production of show based on reality-TV family will close early.

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People's Choice vs. Critic's Choice for "It Shoulda Been You" and "Something Rotten" by Broadway & Me

The average Broadway theatergoer sees four shows a year, according to the Broadway League. The average theater reviewer routinely sees more shows than that in a week. Which may be one reason…

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Are West End audiences better than Broadway’s? by Matt Wolf and Mark Shenton

After US movie star John Goodman praised British theatre-goers following his UK stage debut last week, two leading critics discuss whether you get a better class of punter on one side of the…

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Friday, May 1, 2015

April’s Leftovers and May’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

I was excited to hear that Thornton Wilder’s lost manuscript for A DAY IN SANTA FE has finally been found. Rumors had abounded for years that Wilder did not limit his full-length play outp…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

‘Neverland’ ‘revokes’ Tony voters’ free tickets after snub by Michael Riedel

Is it war between Harvey Weinstein and Broadway? The Tony nominators fired a big old cannonball into Weinstein’s Peter Pan musical, “Finding Neverland,” on Tuesday, by denying it a sin…

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What’s Donna McKechnie doing as a Broadway understudy? by Elisabeth Vincentelli

One of the most dreaded sights on Broadway is the white insert in the playbill letting you know that the show’s star is out that night. Yet theatergoers at new...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nods, snubs and sweeps: Five takeaways from the 2015 Tony Award nominations by David Cote and Adam Feldman

This morning, Broadway-bound Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker announced the nominees for the 2015 Tony Awards. While for us there weren’t a lot of surprises (our pre-nominations were pr…

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2015 Tony Awards Nominations - Complete List - Updating LIVE! by BroadwayWorld

Check out the 2015 Tony Award nominees below and follow us throughout the day for exclusive nominee interviews, special coverage and lots more

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Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth tapped to host Tonys by Michael Riedel

The hosts of this year's Tony Award telecast on CBS will be Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. Both are Broadway babies. Cumming has just finished a sold out run at...

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

This Week on Broadway for April 26, 2015: Wayne Bryan, Producing Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wichita by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Wayne Bryan, Producing Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wichita. We review the Broadway productions of Fun Home, Finding Ne…

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Friday, April 24, 2015

PARIS MAKE ME THORNY by Peter Filichia

Of all the Oscar-winning films I’ve seen, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the one I like the least.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Broadway’s bloodbath begins but doesn’t end with ‘Heidi’ by Michael Riedel

“Clear the flop wall at Joe Allen! We’re going to need the space!” That’s how one wag sizes up the situation on Broadway this week. To accommodate the coming bloodbath,...

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Drama Desk Nominations: ‘Hamilton’ Leads the Polls (FULL LIST)

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Off Broadway buzzmagnet “Hamilton” dominated the Drama Desk Awards nominations, with the musical landing 13 bids on the organization’s 2015 list.…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

‘Heidi Chronicles’ Revival With Elisabeth Moss & Jason Biggs Will Shutter May 3 by Jeremy Gerard

Usually the closing notices go up after the Tony nominations are announced. But poor business and no prospects of improvement have brought a quick end to The Heidi Chronicles, a revival of …

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The British invasion continues with an Old Vic pipeline to B’way by Michael Riedel

Broadway would be a little thin without the British. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” this year’s likely Tony winner for Best Play, is an import from...

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The Tony Awards: Who Nominates? and When Do They Step Back? by Cara Joy David

Other than the people who, I don't know, get a show up every day, the Tony nominators are pretty much the most important people in theater. But who are they? And when do they recuse themselv…

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

This Week on Broadway for April 19, 2015: Wolf Hall, An American in Paris, Gigi, and It Shoulda Been You by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere review Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2, An American in Paris, Gigi, and It Shoulda Been You.   —————&#…

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Five Broadway tickets to snag before Tony nominations make it impossible | by Marc Snetiker

This article may only serve you well for the next few days, but it may just be the difference between access to the season’s hottest tickets and standing in line with your visiting relativ…

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Second Stage Theater Locks in One More Spot for Nonprofit Theater on Broadway

Second Stage Theater, the Off Broadway nonprofit producing company, has finalized the purchase of Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theater, ending a legal standoff over the purchase timeline and up…

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It’s Lisa’s Turn! Why Tyne Daly Insisted This Broadway Breakout Got The Last Bow by Carey Purcell

Lisa Howard, playing the long-suffering older daughter and devoted maid of honor at her sister's weding in the new musical It Shoulda Been You shares stories of her hilarious co-…

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Cirque Du Soleil Is About To Be Sold by Matthew Westphal

“Co-founder [and owner] Guy Laliberté sent an email to staff on Thursday saying that he had not yet wrapped up the company sale, after CBC/Radio-Canada and other media outlets reporte…

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GIGI'S NEW GIG by Peter Filichia

Nine nominations yielded nine Oscars. Never before had a film with so many nominations made a clean sweep. But that’s what GIGI achieved when it won the Academy Award for 1958’s Best Pic…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tony race heats up as ‘Neverland’ fades, and ‘Twentieth Century’ butts heads with ‘King and I’ by Michael Riedel

In Wednesday’s column, I paraphrased “It Might as Well Be Spring” — rather cleverly, I thought — to describe the Tony madness that’s gripping Broadway. I credited the lyrics to...

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Tessa Ross quits as National Theatre chief executive by The Stage

Tessa Ross has quit as chief executive of the National Theatre after less than six months in post. Ross was appointed in

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The 100 Most Influential People: Audra McDonald | TIME Magazine by Carrie Underwood

Beautiful. Intelligent. Extraordinarily talented. These are just a few words that describe the incomparable Audra McDonald. She has acted on television and in movies, graced theater and conc…

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Judith Malina: An Appreciation by Charles McNulty

An appreciation of theatrical trailblazer Judith Malina

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This Week on Broadway for April 12, 2015: Andy Propst, Author of You Fascinate Me So, The Life and Times of Cy Coleman by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Andy Propst. We review Skylight @ The John Golden Theatre, Hand to God @ The Booth Theatre, and Iowa @ Playwrights Horizons.

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Angela Lansbury Wins First Olivier Award; Sunny Afternoon Named Best New Musical & Wins 3 More Award by Mark Shenton

Dame Angela Lansbury won her first-ever Olivier Award for her return to the London stage in Blithe Spirit after an absence of nearly 40 years when she starred in Blithe Spirit at the Wes…

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Olivier awards to be streamed live online by Matt Trueman

Organisers announce that viewers will be able to watch the ceremony on the web, and confirm lineup of celebrity presenters Continue reading...

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Friday, April 10, 2015


Think of how joyous that Friday night must have been. Only five days earlier, the four-year war had ended. Now at last there could be unmitigated happiness. That was especially true in the n…

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

‘Mamma Mia!’ Says “Buona Sera, Broadway”, Shuttering After 14 Years by Jeremy Gerard

Beginning a long final bow on Broadway, producer Judy Craymer announced Thursday night that Mamma Mia! will close on September 5 at the Shubert-owned Plymouth Theatre. The Abba jukebox music…

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The 10 Best #Broadway Personalities on Twitter

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses waiting in the rush line for “Les Misérables!” If you’re #living on the high of this amazing New York theater seas…

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A Woman’s World: Family or a Career Why Do Women In Theatre Have to Choose? Marsha Norman Weighs In by Carey Purcell

In the latest installment of Playbill's new series focusing on women in theatre, award-winning playwright Marsha Norman shares her ideas on ways to make the playwriting industry more…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

How Ken Watanabe polished the King’s speech for ‘King and I’ by Michael Riedel

For weeks, my spies in Siam were telling me that nobody at “The King and I” could understand a word Ken Watanabe was saying. And when I say nobody, I...

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‘Blue Man Group’ left gift for displaced ‘Stomp’ cast after East Village blast | Page Six by Page Six Team

Among the tenants displaced by the East Village’s deadly gas explosion was the long-running off-Broadway show “Stomp.”

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Trio of Broadway Veterans to Receive 2015 Tony Honors

The Tony Awards have tapped scenic artist Arnold Abramson, press agent Adrian Bryan-Brown and theater technician Gene O’Donovan to receive the 2015 Tony Honors for industry work that falls…

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Exclusive Video: Laura Benanti gives the worst guided tour ever of Radio City Music Hall by David Cote

Broadway watchers over the past few years have known what a treasure Laura Benanti is: beauty, awesome singing chops and her not-so-secret weapon, killer comedy timing. Benanti’s shtick (h…

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This Week on Broadway for April 5, 2015: Anika Larsen by James Marino

James Marino talks with Anika Larsen. Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere join in to review the Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Posterity and Broadway By The Year: The …

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Who Could Win the Pulitzer? Debating the Plays Up For the Prize by Robert Simonson gives an overview of the plays considered leading contenders for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama by industry insiders.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Finding a Home, and a Muse, at the Algonquin Hotel by Corey Kilgannon

As comfortable as if he were in his own living room, Michael Colby, 63, lounged in a plush chair in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan and enjoyed a fruit plate.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion … by Peter Filichia

At first it was only a few, but then more and more of you wrote in. “Aren’t you going to say anything about FISH IN THE DARK?” I answered “Well, you know what they say. If you haven…

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Scott Rudin bringing ‘Groundhog Day’ to Broadway by Michael Riedel

Set your alarm clocks: “Groundhog Day,” the musical, is coming to Broadway. Based on the ’93 movie starring Bill Murray as a man forced to relive the same 24 hours...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

That Time Sutton Foster Made a Fake Résumé to Try to Get a Part in Rent by Sarah Caldwell

In the super-charming Younger pilot, Sutton Foster's character Liza lies about her age (and a few other things) to get a job. So when we caught up with Foster at the Cinema Society prem…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

If only they had this when I crowdfunded Godspell. by Ken Davenport

Hold on to your offering documents, people, because raising money for businesses, including Broadway shows, just got easier. Several years (!) after Congress passed the JOBS Act, the SEC fi…

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

This Week on Broadway for March 29, 2015: Jessie Mueller by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jessie Mueller. Peter reviews The Heidi Chronicles and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Michael reviews Manon @ The Met and S…

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

What I Love: Broadway Producers and Their Upper East Side Penthouse by Stewart F. Lane

Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley have lived in their duplex for some 18 years.

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Playbill Video Week in Review: Celebrating Sondheim’s 85th, The Visit, a Stunning High School Produc by Mark Ezovski

This week Playbill celebrated Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber's dual March 22 birthdays with a mashup of their songs (sung by Lindsay Mendez), took exclusive looks at The Fortre…

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Broadway Has Your Ear! 8 Theatre Podcasts You Should Be Listening To by Robbie Rozelle

In the digital age of 2015, podcasts are all the rage with episodes readily available on iPhones, mobile devices and tablets. spotlights the podcasts you should be listening to …

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

STAGE TUBE: Diana DeGarmo Featured in Surreal First Trailer for Studio Tenn's THE WIZARD OF OZ by Stage Tube

Diana DeGarmowill lead the cast of Studio Tenn's upcoming production of THE WIZARD OF OZ in June -below, check out asurreal new trailer for the production

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Frances de la Tour interview: From Shakespeare to Rising Damp, the actress has lit up stage and TV for 50 years - and found new fans in Vicious

It takes approximately 90 seconds to register that Frances de la Tour is a shocking flirt. As she perches beside me on the sofa in the first-floor bar of the Ivy Club in Soho, her eyes lock …

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In Which My Family Founds New England #3: The Dissenters by Trav S.D.

This part three of a series. For Part One (Pilgrims) go here; and Part Two (Puritans) go here.  History is very complicated. It’s even more complicated to five year olds. When we hear…

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Marketing and Martinis by Bt

Monday, June 15, 6 - 8 p.m. Doc B's, 55 E. Grand Ave., ChicagoEnjoy some drinks and informal networking and conversation with marketing staff from other Chicago area theatre companies and h…

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Academy of Music's 'Lion King': Soulful, dazzling - and too Disney

Here's a shameful confession: I have been reviewing theater since before my children were born, and not only is the current tour of Disney's The Lion King, which roars into the Academy of Mu…

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Bette Midler Talks THE ROSE In New Clip From Criterion Collection Blu-ray by Pat Cerasaro

Bette Midler on a movie musical classic just arriving on Blu-ray at long last

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BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cast and Crew Discuss How They Became Involved in the New Production by Richard Ridge

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations QampA series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union…

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ON THE TOWN Launches Online Ticketing Reservation System by BroadwayWorld

The 2015 Tony nominated musical On The Town announced today a brand new online reservation system, allowing for an online seat reservation prior to a ticket purchase. Beginning Friday, May 2…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Premiere Episode of SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin- Featuring Noah Ricketts! by School'd With Matthew Rodin

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the premiere episode of an exclusive, new webseries- SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin.SCHOOL'D was created with the intention of providing first hand account…

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VIDEO: Lea Michele & More in All-New Promo for SCREAM QUEENS by TV News Desk

Below, creator Ryan Murphy and cast members Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Keke Palmer give an inside look at the high-gloss, terrifying and hilarious new series SCREAM QUEENS

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An eye-opening morning at Congo Square's 'Twisted Melodies' by Chris Jones

In one of those prosaic upstairs studios at the Atheneum Theatre in Chicago, and with only a few projections, a bit of tape and a small amount of scenery for company, Kelvin Roston Jr. is ta…

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Michael Cerveris on Apologizing to P. Diddy, Showering For Fun Home Research & Watching Nashville in a Wig by

Fun Home Tony nominee Michael Cerveris chats about going to the real Bechdel house, why life is like The Matrix and getting a Tony Award from P. Diddy and Mrs. Cosby.

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New Play Friday: NOSEJOB by Susan Rabin

About the playwright: Playwright, actress, and founder of Windy City Productions, Susan Rabin grew up in Chicago. Her writing draws upon that city’s climate and colorful characters. She ea…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at noon (Broadway Time)

Not many people will read this blog. by Ken Davenport

You’re one of the few people who will read this blog today. Don’t fret, it’s not because Broadway isn’t cool anymore, or because people are mad at me, it’s sim…

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Review: Lauri Stallings and glo create magical migratory performance in Central Park by Robert Johnson

NEW YORK –“You don’t usually see them out here in the North Woods,” a woman observed admiringly, as she and her small son paused trailside

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Ballet welcomes 2015-2016 board by Carrie Seidman

The Sarasota Ballet says goodbye to three board members, adds one...... Read more » The post Ballet welcomes 2015-2016 board appeared first on Ticket Sarasota.

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Five top plays at Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival this summer by Karen D'Souza

From 'Pericles' to 'Guys and Dolls,' the play's the thing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015. Here are our top 5 picks.

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A summer of ballet on film by Carrie Seidman

Bradenton theater offers ""Ballet from the Royal Opera House"...... Read more » The post A summer of ballet on film appeared first on Ticket Sarasota.

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Chinese opera company to perform in UK for first time in 10 years by David Hutchison

China National Peking Opera Company is to stage performances in the UK for the first time in 10 years. The company will

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Orange Tree Theatre doubles audience first-timers by David Hutchison

Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre has seen a doubling of first-time audience members year-on-year, despite having Arts Council England funding withdrawn. Though its

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Scotch and Soda opening postponed after performer injury by David Hutchison

Circus show Scotch and Soda has postponed its opening night after a performer suffered a foot injury during a preview. Skip Walker-Milne

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God’s IMDB: A History of Actors Playing the Almighty by Adam K. Raymond

God comes to Broadway this month in the form of Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, who will portray the Almighty in the new comedy An Act of God. But he’s not the first to portray the man u…

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SHOWBIZ CHICAGO Social Scene: JERSEY BOYS Cast Members Meet Renowned Famous PEOPLE Players Founder DIANE DUPUY by Michael J. Roberts

JERSEY BOYS cast members met with Order of Canada recipient and internationally renowned Famous PEOPLE Players founder Diane Dupuy and her mother, Mary Thornton after the May 21st performan…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Geniuses Unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Talkback with John Kander at THE VISIT- Part 2 by BroadwayWorld TV

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, just hosted a conversation with two iconic composers following Wednesday night's performance. Tony Award-winning compo…

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VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Re-Enacts 'High School Musical' on Bravo! by TV News Desk

GIGI star Vanessa Hudgens stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and joined host Andy Cohen and fellow guest Kellan Lutz in Clubhouse Playhouse's re-enactment of 'High Scho…

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Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters Visits Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU by BroadwayWorld

Bernadette Peters visited Broadway'sIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU yesterday, where she reunited with her INTO THE WOODS co-starChip Zien - check out photos below

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Make-Believe Sailors Get a Look at the Real Thing During Fleet Week by Vivian Yee

This year, the annual event known as Fleet Week is coinciding with a Broadway run of “On the Town” for the first time, giving actors and seamen a chance to compare notes.

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By The Numbers: Is It Curtains for the Classics? More New Plays Are Hitting the Stage in Britain by Stephen Heyman

Britain is enjoying a period of unprecedented invention on the stage, according to a new study.

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Booking It! Something Rotten! and Mormon’s Director-Choreographer On Breaking Into Broadway and Cell by Adam Hetrick's new feature series Booking It asks leading industry members to share professional insights, need-to-know tips and essential tricks of the trade for up-and-…

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Kill and counter-kill: why does the Oresteia still slay them? by Charlotte Higgins

This year, three theatres will rework Aeschylus’s tragic trilogy about a family’s gory reckoning and the difficult birth of democracy in ancient Greece. Charlotte Higgins wonders why it …

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Must Watch! Diana DeGarmo Gets Swept Up By a Tornado in Dreamlike (and Chilling) Wizard of Oz Previe by Michael Gioia

Diana DeGarmo, who recently concluded her run as the Narrator in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will star as Dorothy in Studio Tenn Theatre Company's …

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Tonight: Howling Vic as Liza Minelli! by Trav S.D.

Filed under: Burlesk, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS Tagged: Coney Island USA, Divas, Howling Vic, Liza Minelli

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Team StarKid’s Latest Musical, Inspired By “Oregon Trail” Computer Game, Will Travel To NYC by Michael Gioia

StarKid Productions, creators of the musical parodies A Very Potter Musical, Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier and more, will present The Trail To Oregon! beginning May 26 at the C…

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Review: The Salts/The Inconvenience by Zach Freeman

RECOMMENDED Those who say punk rock is dead have been spending too much time at the Wicker Park Urban Outfitters and not enough time right down the street at the Flatiron Arts Building, wher…

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

SOUTHPAW stars Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz.

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Odds & Ends: Watch Coldplay's Game of Thrones Musical, Vanessa Hudgens Revisits Her Roots & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Watch Coldplay's Game of Thrones Musical After the hysterical teaser from Peter Dinklage, the Game of Thrones parody tu…

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Stage Portrait: King and I Tony Nominees Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe by Andrew Gans

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

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In Case You Missed It: The Crucible’s Coming Back to Broadway and “Duck Dynasty” Closed Up Shop Earl by Robert Simonson

There are a few people without whom, one feels, Broadway would grind to a halt. One is producer Jeffrey Richards, who seems to back half the productions on the Great White Way. Another is Sc…

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Photo Flash: The Mobile Shakespeare Unit's Macbeth and ERS' Sound and the Fury Open at The Public

Brooke Shields and more came out to celebrate the openings of two new shows.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Highlights from the beauty class visiting artists (post 1of 2) by Diane Ragsdale

Apologies for the radio silence. The beauty course marched on but I failed to get anything written on Jumper the past few weeks as I was finishing up the term and writing talks for two sympo…

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Theatre News: Bertie Carvel joins cast of Jason Robert Brown concert

The concert takes place at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday

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Karen Mason and Cady Huffman Among Judges For Don’t Tell Mama Competition, Where Winner Gets a Show by Michael Gioia

Judges for Don't Tell Mama's first annual Mama's Next BIG Act!, a 12-week competition that mixes styles and genres, have been announced. The contest's winner will receive…

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Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Develop Eight New Musicals; Lineup Announced by Olivia Clement

The fifth annual Rhinebeck Writers Retreat has announced the 17 writers slated to develop eight new musicals; selected from over 90 musicals, they include Obie, Larson and Kleban Award winne…

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Executive Director Amanda Farrar to Leave Barrel of Monkeys by American Theatre Editors

She vacates the post after six years helping to lead the arts education theatre ensemble.

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How did they do that ’do? by Celia Wren

Sometimes research into ancient history requires the use of a curling iron.That’s what Katherine Schwab discovered when she turned her attention to the hairstyles of the Caryatids, the six…

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Tina Howe: Playwright, Mentor, Online Dating Advisor by American Theatre Editors

As she retires from leading the Hunter College MFA playwriting program, I'm grateful for what she taught me about plays---and about life.

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When the Scottish Ballet took its production of… by Sarah Kaufman

When the Scottish Ballet took its production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” to New Orleans in 2013, the audience reacted to Blanche DuBois in toe shoes and a dancing Stanley Kowalski with…

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Folger Theatre, Reviewed by Chris Klimek

Half a century later, the play that gave Stoppard his start is as forbidding as ever.

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Going Bald for Broadway: Meditations on Being King

After months of rehearsals for Broadway’s ‘The King and I,’ 10 weeks of previews and now, a Tony Award nomination, the actor Ken Watanabe is finally beginning to relax.

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How a shocking story of teen-dating abuse, first reported in The Plain Dealer, became the world-premiere play 'Johanna: Facing Forward' at Cleveland P by Andrea Simakis

"Johanna: Facing Forward," the story of the girl who refused to be defined by her scars, jumps from page to stage.

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Cecilia Bartoli to Sing Maria in ‘West Side Story’ by Michael Cooper

The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will sing the role in a new production of “West Side Story” under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival next year.

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The Funfair review – glamour and horror of the capitalist carousel by Lyn Gardner

Home, ManchesterYou can almost smell the candyfloss and chip fat in this atmospheric version of Kasimir and Karoline, updated by Simon StephensThe lights go down. The band plays. The fairy l…

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Sheldon Harnick Revisits One Of The Stage’s Most Storied Musicals by Tralend

You’ll typically find Sheldon Harnick behind the scenes. But the lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof will step center stage later this month to discuss the creation and legacy of one of the st…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/15- Laurence Olivier by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain…

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VIDEO: Helen Mirren, Eddie Redmayne & More Lend a Hand for RED NOSE DAY by TV News Desk

U.K. stars Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren THE AUDIENCE, Simon Cowell, Naomi Campbell, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson lent host Seth Meyers a hand at las…

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/22/2015 by BroadwayWorld's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 5222015.

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First Look - Bradley Cooper & More in Netflix WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER by TV News Desk

An all-star cast will join Netflix's eight-episode limited series WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER FIRST DAY OF CAMP.

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The Call playwright and TV writer Tanya Barfield: “It’s nearly impossible to make a living in the theatre” by Christopher Henley

The Call by Tanya Barfield is one of those rare plays that puts the most intimate of situations into a compelling global context. It’s the story of a white couple in the U.S. who decide to…

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Inspired comedy: A Tale of Two Cities at Synetic (review) by Ryan Taylor

Alex Mills in assless underwear. … … … I have been informed by my editor that “Alex Mills in assless underwear” does not constitute a sufficient review of Synetic Theat…

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See Change by Snehal Desai

For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs ar…

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Fuse Music Commentary Series: Jazz and the Piano Concerto — The Zebra in the Room by Steve Elman

Much more work could be done fertilizing the fields of cross-cultural music, sowing seeds collected from the great touchstones of American culture – innovation, integration, risk, reward.

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Force Majeur Returns This Sunday by Trav S.D.

Filed under: BROOKLYN, Contemporary Variety, Indie Theatre, PLUGS Tagged: Bushwick, Cobra Club, Force Majeuer, vaudeville

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In Which Gorky Visits Coney Island! by Trav S.D.

Filed under: BROOKLYN, Coney Island, Indie Theatre, PLUGS Tagged: Coney Island, Dick Zigun, Funhouse Philosophers, Indie Theatre, Maxim Gorky

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Exclusive! Kelli O'Hara and the Company of The King and I Take You Behind the Scenes at the Cast Recording by Imogen Lloyd Webber

We're whistling a happy tune! The previously reported The King and I cast album will be available digitally on June 2 and in stores on June 9, and we have an exclusive sneak peek of wha…

Linked From at 10:58AM Culturalist Challenge! Which Song Do You Want to See Performed Live at the 2015 Tony Awards? by Lindsay Champion

The editorial team is crazy about Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-theme…

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Hand to God Tony Nominee Steven Boyer on Sleeping His Way to the Top by

Hand to God Tony nominee Steven Boyer admits that he lied about being the heavyweight champion of the world and understands the devil inside.

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Artists with no safety net: we must be able to afford to take risks by Natalie Querol

Are there alternatives to the UK’s welfare system that could increase the opportunity for artists to reach their full potential?All theatre-makers have to navigate a sector built on unpaid…

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Interviews by Call Me Adam: The Vaudevillians, Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales by BroadwaySpotted

“Call Me Adam” catches up with The Vaudevillians, Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales to talk about their brand-new show Bringing Up Baby, which will be premiering at The Laurie…

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In the Now: The iconic art of Al Hirschfeld

The retrospective “The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld” runs tonight to Oct. 12.

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Hench and Diana leaving Pennsylvania Ballet

A season of change at Pennsylvania Ballet will be topped off by one more: Zachary Hench and Julie Diana are leaving.

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Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'

CANNES, France (AP) - Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.

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Bernadette Peters Will Narrate New Collection of “Eloise” Stories by Andrew Gans

Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters will narrate a new collection of Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight's classic "Eloise" stories--"Eloise," "Eloi…

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Joel McHale Drafted To Host ESPYs by Jeremy Gerard

The one-time footballer will emcee the July 15 fundraiser, ESPN’s annual that-was-the-year-in-sports event to be broadcast live by ABC for the first time. Maura Mandt and MaggieVi…

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2015 Tony Nominee Secrets: HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer by

Get Tickets to HAND TO GOD HAND TO GOD Tony nominee Steven Boyer admits he lied about being the heavyweight champion of the world and understands …

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Filichia Features: Creating the Magic with Michael Presser by Peter Filichia

When Michael Presser was a wee student in junior high (which is what we used to call middle school), he opened up the newspaper and saw a full-page ad for the then-new musical HOW TO SUCCEED…

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English National Ballet set to move to new home in east London by Peter Walker

The ENB and its ballet school will have a purpose-built home in Canning Town, joining many other artistic ventures heading eastFor some of its more well-heeled audience members the prospect …

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Bell Book And Candle Only Intermittently Casts A Spell by Bill Hirschman

Broward Stage Door’s quite serviceable but not bewitching production of this 1951 fantasy love story doesn’t feel especially magical in the first act, but it locates the right bag of pix…

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Melba Moore Sizzles With “Don’t Let It Rain on My Parade” at 54 Below

Melba Moore's upcoming show at 54 Below (she performs May 22 and 23) is called Forever Moore. She will take a musical look at some of the great stars that have influenced her career and …

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9am (Broadway Time)

BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More! by Sally Henry

Though no one in Aaron Lazar's family had professionally pursued show business before he came along, he sees his entire career as being heavily influenced by his musically talented grandpare…

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/22; Center Stage's MARLEY, MASTER CLASS in New Orleans & More! by BroadwayWorld

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MARLEY…

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Photo Flash: First Look - Billy Magnussen, Sarah Paulson in FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY by TV News Desk

Below, check out images ofBilly Magnussen as Kato Kaelin and Sarah Paulson as District Attorney Marcia Clark

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BWW TV: Tony Nominess Gather to Toast the Creative Arts at DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE! by BroadwayWorld TV

Earlier this week, the theatre community gathered at Hudson Terrace to celebrate the nominees for 2015 Creative Arts Tony Awards at 'Designed to Celebrate.' BroadwayWorld was there for the b…

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VIDEO: Melissa Rivers Talks LETTERMAN Finale: 'My Mom Loved Doing the Show' by TV News Desk

The ladies of THE TALK and guest co-hosts Melissa Rivers and Carnie Wilson discussed the highlights.

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, May 22, 2015 by Susan Grace

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Get in the Holiday Spirit! Tickets Now On Sale for the Rockettes' Radio City Christmas Spectacular by

It’s Memorial Day weekend so you know what that means…time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of year!?! Tickets are now available to see the Rockettes celebrate th…

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10 Short Plays About and by Women Featured in Free NYC Evening at The Lambs by Andrew Gans

365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project will present New York City Group #3, an evening of staged readings of ten new short plays about some famous and infamous women in history, May 26 at 7…

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Reese Witherspoon Will Star in Live Action Film “Tink,” Based on Peter Pan Character by Andrew Gans

Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon will star in and produce a live-action film based on the character of Tinker Bell from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, according to the Hollywood Rep…

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Watch Video of Coldplay’s “Games of Thrones” Musical Spoof by Robert Viagas

A Broadway musical based on the HBO series "Games of Thrones"? Sounds crazy, no? Actually, yes, it's a spoof created by the British rock band Coldplay as part of the Red Nose…

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Must Watch: Coldplay Creates Hilarious “Games of Thrones” Musical Spoof by Robert Viagas

A Broadway musical based on the HBO series "Games of Thrones"? Sounds crazy, no? Actually, yes, it's a spoof created by the British rock band Coldplay as part of the Red Nose…

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VIDEO: Coldplay & Cast Present GAME OF THRONES: THE MUSICAL for Red Nose Day by TV News Desk

For Red Nose Day on NBC, Coldplay and the cast of Game of Thrones joined forces for the band's most important project yet a musical for HBO's Game of Thrones. Check out the video below

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VIDEO: Martin Short & Billy Eichner Hit the Street for RED NOSE DAY by TV News Desk

Billy Eichner hits the street with his comedy hero, Martin Short, to raise money for Red Nose Day.

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VIDEO: Watch Red Nose Day's Celebrity Phone Tree w/ NPH, Emily Blunt & More! by TV News Desk

Seth Meyers calls on friends Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Neil Patrick Harris, Zac Efron, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc and Reese Witherspoon to help out on NBC…

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Photo: First Look - Meryl Streep Stars as Opera Diva Florence Foster Jenkins in Upcoming Biopic by Movies News Desk

The first image has been released of Meryl Streep as American-born opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in the upcoming film biopic of the same name.

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VIDEO: Adam Lambert Reveals Two New Tracks from 'The Original High' by TV News Desk

Adam Lambert has revealed two more new tracks for the fans today - 'Another Lonely Night' and 'Evil in the Night'.

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WAKE UP with BWW 5/22/2015 - NICE GIRL, THE QUALMS, Hirschfeld and More! by Jessica Showers

Good morning, BroadwayWorld Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it This weekend's big news NICE GIRL and THE QUALMS begin …

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VIDEO: U2 Performs 'Song For Someone' on NBC's RED NOSE DAY by TV News Desk

U2 performed 'Song For Someone' on last night's Red Nose Day on NBC. Check out the performance below.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Flashback Friday: 15 Years Ago: A Class Act by JK

This week, I'll continue my look back at the Best Musical Tony nominees from 15 seasons ago.  Just as with  The Full Monty last week, this week's show was full of established …

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Puppet Co’s charming version of Cinderella (review) by Debbie Jackson

Having seen the movie, the Royal Ballet, and even the opera, it just makes sense to finish off my Cinderella fixation with the puppet version. In my case, no matter how many renditions I see…

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Taylor Louderman comes back to the Muny by

Bourbon actress starred in 'Bring It On' 

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Best Bets: Alabama Shakes, Greek Fest

We highlight some of the best events in the week ahead, including Opera Theatre's "Barber of Seville," the African Arts Festival in Forest Park and Gypsy Caravan at Family Arena.

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New NJT season to open with Neil Simon by

Comedies and dramas share the stage at the JCC

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In Year of the Sheep, Lantern Festival returns to Botanical Garden by

Dragon horses, porcelain elephants and silk pandas are part of translucent show

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Che Walker premiere to feature in Theatre Royal Stratford East autumn season by Matthew Hemley

A play with music by Che Walker features in Theatre Royal Stratford East’s autumn season. The season also includes the return of

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Oliver! A Dickensian Musical wins 2015 Theatre Book Prize by Georgia Snow

Marc Napolitano’s Oliver! A Dickensian Musical has won the 2015 Theatre Book Prize. Actor Timothy West presented the award today (May 22)

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Plymouth Palace Theatre rescued by youth charity by David Hutchison

Plymouth’s derelict Palace Theatre has been saved by a youth training charity. Last year the Theatre’s Trust named the Palace one of

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Gareth Gates to star in musical The 3 Little Pigs by Matthew Hemley

Gareth Gates and Simon Webbe are to star in the West End premiere of musical The 3 Little Pigs. Written by George

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Photos: Opening Night Pics: Peter Pan at the Open Air Theatre

See our photos from the first night party, where guests included Alex Gaumond and Samantha Spiro

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‘Filichia on Friday': The 2015 Broadway University Final Exam Answers’ by Peter Filichia

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week:  Here are th…

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Review: "Kiss Me, Kate" at Hartford Stage by Mark G. Auerbach

A sizzling revival of the Cole Porter classic, staged by Darko Tresnjak.

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Weekend Roundup: You Can't Beat the Classics by Adriane O'Pharrow

Each week, theatreWashington provides you with a thematic list of things to do for the upcoming weekend. This week's Roundup features six shows that explore the unforgettable classics fr…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)

This week’s new dance by Judith Mackrell

Birmingham Royal Ballet | Sylvie Guillem Continue reading...

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This week’s new live comedy by James Kettle

Matt Forde | Wil Hodgson | Bill Maher Continue reading...

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Phil Wang on Patrice O’Neal – indefensible views, undeniably funny by Phil Wang

Whether or not you agreed with his routines on race and gender politics, Patrice O’Neal was an incredibly funny and fearless standupPatrice O’Neal presents a challenge to the liberal com…

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

Watch Out Festival | Temple | Pulse Festival | Dusty | Assemble Fest | Suddenly Last Summer Continue reading...

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BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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English National Ballet moving to new East London home by Georgia Snow

English National Ballet is to move to a new multi-million pound home in east London. The new base, which is part of

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:37AM

Beat me, daddy by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I report enthusiastically on two new plays, Robert Askins’ Permission and Katori Hall’s The Blood Quilt. Here’s an excerpt. * * * Robert A…

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Review: Poliuto (Glyndebourne)

Donizetti's forgotten opera is a memorable first for the Glyndebourne Festival

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Review: Peter Pan (Open Air Theatre)

The Regent's Park venue serves up a wartime reimagining of JM Barrie's classic fairy tale

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Review - The King and I on Broadway by

This sumptuous revival is almost flawless. Almost

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Strike up the (pit) band by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column I hold forth on the rise, fall, and temporary return of the Broadway musical-comedy overture. Here’s an excerpt. * * * If you’re u…

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The Merchant of Venice review – poorly conceived and drably spoken by Michael Billington

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-AvonNothing much adds up in Polly Findlay’s production, which fails to anchor Shakespeare’s play in a specific location Continue reading...

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Dance rallies held across Australia protest $105m cut to arts funding body by Monica Tan

Hundreds of artists and arts sector workers hold protests in capital cities and regional centres over Coalition decision to take money from Australia Council Continue reading...

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Dancers descend on Sydney's Hyde Park to shake off Brandis' cuts to arts funding – video by Guardian Staff

Dancers were out in force in Sydney's Hyde Park on Friday as part of Australia-wide protests against more than $100m in cuts to the country's top arts funding body, the Australia Council. Ar…

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Review: Macbeth at by Deirdre Donovan

Another lively Mobile Shakespeare Unit production

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Almanac: Lew Wallace on good fortune by Terry Teachout

“A man is never so on trial as in the moment of excessive good fortune.” Lew Wallace, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s The 3 Little Pigs to Play West End’s Palace by Mark Shenton

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's The 3 Little Pigs, a musical twist on the classic fairytale, will play daytime performances at the West End's Palace Theatre, beginning daytime Aug.…

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Review: The Funfair (Home, Manchester)

Simon Stephens' new version of Kasimir and Karoline opens the new £25m Manchester venue

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Features: What's in my dressing room?: Harriet Jones

We go backstage with the Phantom of the Opera star

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Ninagawa Company's Hamlet, Barbican, review: 'moments of revelation' by Jane Shilling

The acclaimed Japanese director's latest production is vivid if arid, says Jane Shilling

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Tuesdays at Tesco's by

Tuesdays at Tesco's Off Broadway, 59E59 Theaters, Brits Off Broadway Reviewed by Linda Buchwald BOTTOM LINE: Simon Callow's performance as a transgender woman is the best part of an uneven …

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Peter Pan, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, review: 'a shimmering mix of dream and nightmare' by Claire Allfree

This new outdoor staging of JM Barrie's 1904 play is at once elegiac, boisterous and full of childlike ingenuity, says Claire Allfree

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REVIEW: Beyond Bollywood, London Palladium ✭✭ by Tim Hochstrasser

By Tim Hochstrasser All these positives on the creative side only sharpen the regret that this reviewer and clearly many of the audience felt that we were not seeing more of the unmediated o…

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Peter Pan, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, review: Neverland really flies at this outdoor theatre

Neverland is a great fit for this outdoor theatre, but Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel’s production offers us another world too: the familiar story is framed by scenes in a First World War …

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Review: Hamlet (Barbican Centre)

Yukio Ninagawa returns to direct the tragedy 40 years after presenting his first Shakespeare

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Review: The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, RSC)

Polly Findlay directs Patsy Ferran in her RSC debut

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Theater review: 'The Sound and the Fury'

A hard-to-follow adaptation of Faulkner’s difficult novel.

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Tony Awards telecast this year to be packed with songs

Awards show will feature performances from all nominated new musicals and best musical revivals.

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'Tintypes' opens June 12 in Nutley Little Theatre

Nutley Little Theatre has cast the all-American musical "Tintypes," opening June 12 at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley. The cast includes George Adamo, of Cedar Grove, Alex Ole…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4am (Broadway Time)

The Ghost Train – all aboard for the world’s scariest play by Alfred Hickling

Two new productions of Arnold Ridley’s drama about travellers stuck in a haunted railway station prove this 1923 comedy thriller hasn’t run out of steamWhat is the greatest stage ghost s…

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Ticket Offer: Image of an Unknown Young Woman at the Gate Theatre by Rebekah Ellerby

Image of an Unknown Young Woman at the Gate Theatre By Elinor Cook. Directed by Christopher Haydon. She is a young woman in a yellow dress. She has been shot by the police. As a video goes v…

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REVIEW: The One Day Of The Year, Finborough Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Stephen Collins

By Stephen Collins Despite its trappings and narrative, this is not a play about Anzac Day, the public holiday in Australia where attention is paid to those who fought for their country in w…

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THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR – Finborough Theatre by Libby Purves

GUEST REVIEWER LUKE JONES IS STIRRED BY  REMEMBRANCE In quiet England we stand in silence. In Australia, at least in this play, they shout it from the rooftops and down it from the…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Haters Gonna Hate: Why the World Hates Millennials by Sarah Marczynski

One of my college professors told my class that he started each morning by watching one Ted talk.  Since here in Chattanooga, our summer is a little more relaxed then during the season, I&#…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Mark Shenton: Are all producers mavericks and psychopaths? by Mark Shenton

Lots of people call themselves producers nowadays. There were so many names above the title for the original Broadway incarnation of Dirty

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

The 2015 Broadway University Final Exam Answers by Peter Filichia

All hail Fred Abramowitz, Jason Flum, Susan Berlin, Bill Bickel, Byrd Bonner, Brigadude, Gary Cherpakov, Seth Christenfeld, Dennis Dorner, Adrian Durlester, Paul Ford, Laura Frankos, Ingrid …

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Photo Call: 65th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, Red Carpet Arrivals and Ceremony by Joseph Marzullo

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre, celebrated this years winners at the annual Gala Awards Dinner May 21 at …

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Tony and Drama Desk Nominees Set for Today's Edition of ROW J on The Jewish Channel by TV News Desk

The Jewish Channel will broadcast the latest edition of its popular theater-oriented monthly TV show, 'Row J,' to begin airing on demand today, May 22. Row J' is hosted by TJC correspondent …

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Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard Today by BroadwayWorld

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremonytoday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Broad…

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New-York Historical Society Celebrates Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Opening Today by BroadwayWorld

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of…

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Nick Cordero, Diane Davis, Kathryn Kates and Liv Rooth Star in Labyrinth's NICE GIRL, Opening Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross's Nice Girl. The production, now throughJune 7, reunites the Labyrinth Theater Company member with director Mimi O'Donne…

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ALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Performs as Part of Met's Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Today by BroadwayWorld

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a fun evening event today, May 22, celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.The first act will begin promptly at600 the Great Hall…

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Video Flash: Cabaret Icon Liliane Montevecchi Says "Bonjour, Amour" to Grand Hotel

Stars of the Tony-winning musical will reunite for a 54 Sings concert.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Video Flash: Flashback Friday: Broadway's Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, and Clyde Alves in The Music Man

All three Iowans are currently lighting up the Great White Way.

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Interviews: Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez Return to Spring Awakening

The two Smash stars reclaim their old roles in a vastly different production of the groundbreaking musical.

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Theater News: TheaterWorks Set to Begin Run of Good People

Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire's play begins tonight.

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Diva Talk: Laura Benanti On Awards Hosting, “Supergirl,” Her New Book and She Loves Me Revival by Andrew Gans

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

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Bruce Norris’ The Qualms Begins Tonight Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Off-Broadway premiere of Pulitzer and Tony winner Bruce Norris' The Qualms, about a swingers party, begins previews May 22 at Playwright Horizons.  

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Exclusive! Judy Kuhn Sings a Gorgeous “Beautiful Mornin’” Off Her New “Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel” A by Adam Hetrick

Judy Kuhn, Tony-nominated for her performance in this season's critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, will release her new album dedicated to the music of Richard Rodgers, h…

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FLASH FRIDAY: Easy Street! Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Re-Team To Host The 2015 Tony Awards by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are saluting the two Tony-winning hosts of this year's Tony Awards, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming

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New Rehearsal Photos For A.R.T.'s CROSSING by Pat Cerasaro

Get a new look at CROSSING

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Photo Call: Chamber-Sized Titanic With Ben Heppner Sails Into Toronto by David Gewirtzman

An intimate revival of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's Tony Award-winning musical Titanic, featuring opera tenor Ben Heppner in the role of Isidor Straus, is now playing at Toronto…

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