Friday, July 29, 2016

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

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

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

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

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

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

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James M. Nederlander dies at 94 by Michael Riedel

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

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Monday, July 25, 2016

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

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

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

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

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Friday, July 22, 2016

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

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

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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

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

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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

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

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

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

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

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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

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

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Now Playing: 5 Sensational Broadway Podcasts by Amy Sapp

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

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Monday, July 11, 2016

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

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

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

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

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

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Monday, July 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Sound of Musicals: Christine Andreas by Michael Portantiere

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

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Friday, July 1, 2016

31 Cutest Male Broadway Conductors by Nic Dris

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

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32 Brilliant Female Broadway Conductors by Nic Dris

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

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

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

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Friday, June 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

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

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

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This Hipster Marriage Announcement From The New York Times Is The Most Insufferable Yet by Will deFries

And so we meet again. I know I’ve said this before, but this time I mean it – this is easily, without question, the worst New York Times marriage announcement to date. The amount of subm…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ANOTHER CRITIC SILENCED (FOR NOW) AS JEREMY GERARD EXITS DEADLINE.COM by Philip Boroff

Jeremy Gerard, a prolific and widely read arts reporter and critic, was laid off by Deadline.com two years and two months after the news outlet hired him to oversee its expansion of New Yo…

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‘Groundhog Day’ Broadway musical is in big trouble by Michael Riedel

Is “Groundhog Day” ever going to come out of its burrow? Since Scott Rudin abruptly severed ties a few weeks ago with the musical adaptation of the 1993 Bill Murray film, word is the sho…

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Clinton seeks rock-star convention lineup - POLITICO by Annie Karni

Hillary Clinton has reached out to Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award-winning star of the musical ‘Hamilton,’ about performing at the Democratic convention.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Broadway For Orlando: What the World Needs Now is Love by Broadway Records

Broadway Records President Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Producer James Wesley today announced the charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando and an all-star roster of thea…

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

This Week on Broadway for June 19, 2016: Turn Me Loose and North Shore Music Theatre’s Funny Girl by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Turn Me Loose at the Westside Theatre, Lettice and Lovage, benefit for The Acting Company, The York Theatre Company’s pro…

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Broadway for Orlando: Inside Recording Studio for Benefit Single : People.com by Jeff Nelson

Broadway's brightest stars united earlier this week to record a benefit single for the victims of the massacre at Orlando gay nightclub Pulse.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Shrewd Taming | The Nation by Carey Purcell

Despite its all-female cast, a new production of The Taming of the Shrew is still a man’s story.

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A new show will mock ‘Hamilton’ by Michael Riedel

If anything’s ripe for parody, it’s “Hamilton,” which rode a wave of hype to sweep the Tonys on Sunday. And who better to take a few potshots at “Hamilton”-mania than Gerard Ales…

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Hamilton Will Be Filmed with the Original Cast | Vanity Fair by Joanna Robinson

The stars of the Broadway show are putting it all on film.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Releases 'A Song About Your Gun' Performance Video in Wake of Orlando Shooting by Stage Tube

In the wake of this weekend's shooting in Orlando, Jason Robert Brown has released an evocative performance video of the recently penned 'A Song About Your Gun.' You can watch it below.

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Broadway Bands Together for Song to Benefit Orlando LGBT Center by Gordon Cox

Members of the Broadway community have teamed up for a charity recording of “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” performed by a “We Are the World”-style supergoup of t…

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Tony-Nominated ‘She Loves Me’ To Be Broadway’s First Livestream by Gordon Cox

The Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of “She Loves Me” will become the first Broadway production to livestream a performance, with the title — nominated for eight Tony Awards…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Profiles Theatre, accused of misconduct, to close for good by Nina Metz

Profiles Theatre, the small off-Loop company which was recently the subject of a long Chicago Reader cover story documenting allegations of intimidation, sexual misconduct and stage combat g…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

70th Annual Tony Awards - Official Videos by CBS

Here is a collection of all the official videos from CBS.

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Black Actors Won More Awards at This Year’s Tonys Than in the Last 9 Years of the Oscars by Tolly Wright

In the same year as the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, history had its eyes on the 70th annual Tony Awards. Between the casts of Hamilton and The Color Purple, black performers swept the musica…

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Hamilton Powers Tony Awards to a 33 Percent Ratings Jump by Robert Viagas

It was the most-watched Tony telecast since 2009.

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What those 11 Tony Awards for 'Hamilton' mean for Broadway and the art of theater by Charles McNulty

“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s landmark musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, had its coronation Sunday at the 70th Tony Awards. As expected, the show won for best musica…

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Orlando Nightclub Massacre Casts Shadow Over Tony Awards by Ramin Setoodeh

The devastating news of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has left Tony Awards producers and CBS and scrambling to figure out the right way to address the tragedy on the three-hour…

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Colin Mitchell Sacked from Bitter Lemons by Steven Morris

Aspects of Mitchell’s article have also now gone national, with theater advocacy pundit Howard Sherman posting a piquant editorial late afternoon Friday on the Arts Integrity website. …

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The Weehawken Institute

With our revolutionary treatment, you can be a new man (or woman)

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Friday, June 10, 2016

'Hamilton' Is Revolutionizing the Art and Science of Broadway Sound Design | Motherboard by Sam Gustin

During a wide-ranging interview with Motherboard at the Richard Rodgers Theatre before a recent Wednesday matinee, Hamilton sound designer Nevin Steinberg (an acclaimed Broadway veteran in h…

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#SLAM4HAM: Annoying Actor Friend’s 2016 Tony Awards Drinking Game by @actor_friend

What an incredible Broadway season, right?! So many Hamilton! Hamilton think pieces! Hamilton jokes! Hamilton memes! Hamilton Hamilton! Since the moment Hamilton opened at the Public on Ja…

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jeff Awards committee, Steppenwolf, and others condemn abuse alleged in Reader investigation of Profiles Theatre by Aimee Levitt

Theater communities in Chicago and across the country reacted swiftly to the publication of this week's Reader cover story—"At Profiles Theatre, the drama—and abuse—is real"—condemni…

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Sheldon Harnick, 'Fiddler' and 'She Loves Me' lyricist, sails back into the Tony spotlight at 92 by Barbara Isenberg

Broadway has been good to Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick. His elegant home on New York’s Upper West Side has a gorgeous view of Central Park. In his living room, with its …

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Is 'Hamilton' the top Broadway musical of all time? Not necessarily, this expert says by Ethan Mordden

The Times asked me to cite my “five top musicals,” but I don’t have five. I have 25, 100, 250. This rich art has thrown off countless wonderful or admirable or brilliant shows, so we n…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

At Profiles Theatre the drama—and abuse—is real by Aimee Levitt

For more than 20 years, actors and crew members stayed silent about mistreatment they suffered at the acclaimed storefront theater. Now they’re speaking up, hoping to protect workers in no…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Remembering the great ‘Amadeus’ and ‘Equus’ playwright Peter Shaffer by Michael Riedel

I first interviewed Peter Shaffer in 1990 when he was about to open his play “Lettice and Lovage,” starring a delightfully daffy Maggie Smith, on Broadway. I’d been a fan of Shaffer’…

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Broadway Producer Scott Rudin: 'I'm A Complete Product Of Mentorship'

Rudin, who started in theater age 15, owes a lot to the producers who taught him his craft. "They were giants," he says. All five of Rudin's current shows have been nominated for Tony Awards.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

2016 Drama Desk Awards: ‘Shuffle Along,’ ‘The Humans’ Come Out on Top (FULL LIST) by Gordon Cox

“Shuffle Along” and “The Humans” won the top honors at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards, scoring trophies for outstanding musical and outstanding play, respectively. As the…

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Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … — The Ringer by Nathan Hubbard

… and every other major event on the planet. This is a fan’s guide to why you’re totally screwed.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Could Transform the Supreme Court's View of Originalism by Richard Primus

With the success of the Broadway hit Hamilton, Americans have been given a new version of the Founding Fathers—one that could open the door to a more liberal interpretation of constitution…

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This Week on Broadway for June 5, 2016: Paramour, An Act of God with Sean Hayes by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, Theater for a New Audience’s production of A Doll’s House, Himself and Nora @ Mi…

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

30 best Tony Awards performances from Broadway shows by Adam Feldman

Divas and dancers stop the show on our definitive ranking of the best musical Tony Awards performances of all time

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The Answer to May's Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Alas, there won’t be a June Brainteaser. This is my last column for Kritzerland. I need more time to work on a musical with Douglas J. Cohen and Gerard Alessandrini. Wish us luck!

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Muhammad Ali, Broadway Musical Star, Dies at 74 by Robert Viagas

The champion boxer sang in 1969's Buck White.

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Do You Know Your Tony ABCs? by Felicia Fitzpatrick

As the countdown to the Tony Awards continues, be sure you’ve brushed up on your Awards facts.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

5 Things to Know Before You See 'The SpongeBob Musical' by Julie Chernoff

Broadway in Chicago’s world premiere of “The SpongeBob Musical” is much more than a simple rehash of a favorite kids’ TV show. In a plotline never seen before, the technicolor unders…

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Tonys: Inside the $200,000 Kickstarter Campaign for a ‘Spring Awakening’ Performance by Gordon Cox

If viewers of this year’s Tony Awards get to see a performance from “Spring Awakening,” they’ll have fans to thank for footing the bill. Deaf West Theater’s nom…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Heading to Carpool Karaoke; Finally, James Corden Will Be Satisfied by Nate Jones

I'm sure plenty of people have screamed the Hercules Mulligan rap from "Yorktown" while driving, but only Hamilton superfan James Corden will get to scream the Hercules Mulligan ra…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Said to Be Leaving Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ Soon by Michael Paulson

Mr. Miranda, who was never expected to play Alexander Hamilton forever, may be departing as soon as July 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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That time Midwestern, blond Jeff Daniels played Tevye by Michael Riedel

Jeff Daniels was an overnight sensation as Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.” Not on Broadway — at his Chelsea, Mich., high school. “I’m 18. I’m blond. Not a clue what Jewish was,…

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Rolling Stone Interview | Rolling Stone by Mark Binelli

"This election is no more bizarre than the one in 1800," says Pulitzer Prize winner. "Jefferson accused Adams of being a hermaphrodite"

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Weinstein Co. Boards Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Movie by Dave McNary

The Weinstein Company is in development on a movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” which won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical. Miranda is prod…

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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GREASE LIVE! Star Named Radio Disney's 'Next Big Thing' in Music by TV News Desk

Jordan Fisher, who recently portrayed T-Bird 'Doody' in FOX's live broadcast of GREASE LIVE, has been namedRadio Disney's 'Next Big Thing' in Music

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VIDEO: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES' Christina Bianco Launches 'Unlikely Interpretations': 25 Impressions In 25 Days by Michael Dale

the master mimic offers famous movies quotes as interpreted by somewhat miscast performers.

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Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set! by BroadwayWorld

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dr…

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BWW TV: WAITRESS Cast Serves It at Broadway In Bryant Park by BroadwayWorld TV

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016, continuing this Thursday, July 28 1230pm on the Brya…

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Morgan Freeman to Join Misty Copeland in Disney's Live-Action THE NUTCRACKER by TV News Desk

Morgan Freeman is currently in talks to join Disney's upcoming live-action THE NUTCRACKER. The actor will join previously announced cast members Mackenzie Foy starring as Clara, and Misty Co…

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Photo Flash: Chisa Hutchinson Speaks as Part of Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program by BroadwayWorld

As part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program, Playwright Chisa Hutchinson Dead and Breathing, Dirt Rich, She Like Girls, This Is Not the Play, Sex on Sunday led writing w…

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Previously Unseen Shaffer Play About Tchaikovsky Discovered by BroadwayWorld

The New York Post has reported on a newly unearthed playby recently deceased author, Peter Shaffer.The play, which sources say Shaffer labored over for twenty years, is about the composer, T…

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Video Flash: Barbra Streisand and Hugh Jackman Cover a Cut Song From Broadway's Smile

Don't wait "Any Moment Now" to watch the pair take on a tune written by Marvin Hamlisch and Dorothy Fields.

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How the National Ballet's youngest principal dancer soared up its ranks by Martha Schabas

Harrison James is young, but his verve has been rewarded with a rapid rise within the National Ballet

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Zelda Fitzgerald died today at age 91 by Lorraine Treanor

  Zelda Fichandler, co-founder of Arena Stage, died this morning at her home in Washington, DC, of congestive heart failure. She was 91.  Arena Stage released the following statement: …

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In Case You Missed It: July 23-29 by Robert Simonson

Broadway lost a leader when theatre owner James M. Nederlander, Sr. died; and London gave the world a brand new mega-hit.

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We're Bette-ing on Idina Menzel, Zachary Quinto Had a Dream About You, Baby & More Lessons of the Week by Ryan McPhee

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: time to head home, cocoon yourself on the couch and binge-watch both seasons of Smash because it’s honestly been a while since you last…

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Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz Starts Performanced in Sara Bareilles' Waitress on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz will begin performances as Dawn on July 29 in Waitress. She steps in for Kimiko Glenn, who is taking a leave of absence from the Tony-nominated tuner. Headlined …

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The cast changes in ‘Hamilton’ are not like breaking up the band by Nelson Pressley

They’re another way in which the hit musical both bucks and follows Broadway trends.

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It’s almost impossible to overstate Zelda Fichandler’s impact on American theater by Peter Marks

APPRECIATION | The Arena Stage founder, who passed away at 91, was a titan of the arts scene.

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Backstage: Renée Fleming to present a new concert series at the Kennedy Center by Rebecca Ritzel

“Voices” will offer an eclectic lineup of singers, as well as up-and-coming performers.

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Leona Lewis on joining Broadway's Cats: 'The show's got a lot of heart' by Alex Needham In New York

The X Factor made her a global star, then she provided Jimmy Page with his proudest post-Zep moment. Ten years on, Lewis is making the leap to BroadwayWhen it comes to credentials for a long…

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Review: Do the Scrabble Hustle by Michael Block

By Michael BlockEver wonder how a Joni Mitchell song and Scrabble can inspire the plot of a musical? Take in an evening at Brett Sullivan's The Last Word and you'll see how! The Last Word pa…

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Production news round-up: July 20 to 26 by Georgia Snow

Plays The Play That Goes Wrong has announced a major tour for 2017, visiting locations across the UK. The comedy, currently running

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What, a museum fundraiser?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: The museum I work for is having what they call a “gala.” They are sending invitations to the event, but charging for the admissions, and there will … Click to Co…

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Interview with playwright Carlos Murillo on The Javier Plays by HowlRound

By Sarah Matusek, Carlos Murillo. Sarah Matusek talks to Playwright Carlos Murillo about his trilogy the Javier Plays, inspired by the life and work of the late Javier C.

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5th Annual Broadway Alzheimer's iPod Drive Returns This August by BroadwayWorld

Dave Roth, Broadway musician and Alzheimer's advocate, is announcing the launch of the 5th Annual Broadway Alzheimer's iPod Drive beginning August 1st and running through August 19th.

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VIDEO: Shaina Taub Sings Powerful Gun Violence Plea 'When' at City Center Encores! Off-Center JAMBOREE by Michael Dale

The 'half-lament, half-rallying cry' was originally written in response to the Sandy Hook shootings.

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Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's James Barbour and More Sing Sondheim for BC/EFA by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the extraordinary cast of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, which collaborated and sang the music of Stephen Sondheim on Sunda…

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BWW Exclusive: The Muny's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Will Feature New Song by Sheldon Harnick by BroadwayWorld

The Muny just announced that its production of Fiddler on the Roof will feature the world stage premiere of a new song.

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Hip Hop Musical iLLA! at NYMF; Only 3 Performances Left! by Stage Tube

Following sold out runs in Atlanta and Toledo, the New York Musical Festival NYMF and David Coffman will present iLLA A HIP HOP MUSICAL. The production, featuring book, lyrics and music by R…

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Arena Stage Co-founder and Regional Theater Champion Zelda Fichandler Dies at 91 by BroadwayWorld

Arena Stage is deeply saddened to announce that visionary leader and pioneer of the regional theater movement Zelda Fichandler has died today, July 29, 2016, at the age of 91.

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VIDEO: Netflix Reveals GILMORE GIRLS Debut Date, New Clip; Foster, Borle to Guest-Star by TV News Desk

Welcome back to Stars Hollow Netflix has announced that all four 90-minute 'chapters' of GILMORE GIRLS A YEAR IN THE LIFE' will premiere on the streaming service at midnight Pacific Time on …

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Theatre News: Hugh Maynard and Sophie-Louise Dann to star in Sweeney Todd

The Stephen Sondheim musical will open in Derby before moving to Colchester

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Live Dating Game Show and Methtacular! to Take Shape at Chicago’s Steppenwolf by Michael Gioia

One of the first live dating game shows is part of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s LookOut programming.

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Zelda Fichandler, Leading Figure in Regional Theatre Movement, Dies at 91 by Robert Simonson

Her founding of Arena Stage in D.C. helped spark a revolution.

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Review: ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at Shakespeare in Clark Park in Philadelphia by Tim Dunleavy

For its eleventh annual summer offering, Shakespeare in Clark Park is offering a take on The Two Gentlemen of Verona that feels light and airy as the summer breeze wafting across the park. I…

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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Rank Your Top 10 ‘90s-Early 2000s Teen Flicks That Need the Broadway Treatment by Lindsey Sullivan

The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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Trip of Love, Starring Dance Moms' Nia Sioux, Sets Closing Date Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

You've not got long to see Dance Moms' Nia Sioux in Trip of Love. The 1960's pop music spectacular will shutter off-Broadway on August 7. At time of closing, the production will …

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Watch Barbra Streisand & Hugh Jackman Sing 'Any Moment Now' & Try Not to Fangirl Like Mrs. Jackman by Lindsey Sullivan

Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman's wife totally gets us. With every starry music video preview into her forthcoming album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (due to hit earbuds Augus…

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Wanted: Edinburgh Festival writers and reviewers by Hannah Marsh

It’s just a week until the magic and mayhem of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival kick off. Are you going to be in Edinburgh? Are you looking to develop…

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Odds & Ends: King Charles III is PBS' new Downton Abbey, Miss Saigon Screen Updates & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today. King Charles III is PBS' new Downton Abbey God save the King! Mike Bartlett’s Tony-nominated play, King Char…

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July recap: this month’s biggest news stories by Matthew Hemley

July kicks off with new London mayor Sadiq Khan appointing Justine Simons as his deputy mayor for culture and creative industries, while

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Oregon Shakespeare Fest Issues Open Letter After Actress Is Victim of Racist Verbal Assault by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award-winning regional theatre sent an open letter to its staff and patrons in the wake of several verbal assaults directed at actors of color.

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Off-Broadway’s Holy Moly Uniquely Connected to Real-Life Novel by Olivia Clement

The new show is written in the novel, which is being released simultaneously.

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Trolling Time with...Molly Kelleher by Michael Block

Name: Molly KelleherHometown: Guilderland, NYEducation: Emerson CollegeWho do you play in The Illusory Adventures of a Dreamer: Aase/Homeless WomanDescribe your character(s) in three words: …

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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David Yazbek Previews World-Premiere Musical The Band\u2019s Visit With Haunting Tune About Iconic Egyptian Artists

David Yazbek previewed his new musical The Band\u2019s Visit in a recent rehearsal promoting his upcoming appearances at Feinstein\u2019s\/54 Below\u2014the shows are July 29 and 30 at 7:00 …

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No change for Sonia Friedman Productions in ATG shake-up by Georgia Snow

Sonia Friedman has claimed her production company is safe following the high-profile leadership changes to parent company Ambassador Theatre Group. In an

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Gilmore Girls Reboot, Starring Broadway Folk, Releases Trailer and Sets Date by Michael Gioia

There will be a musical within the reboot of the series.

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Fuse Book Review: Peter Kramer’s Fight for Optimism about Antidepressants by Harvey Blume

In this book, Peter D. Kramer counters what he sees as an ill-informed and dangerous backlash against antidepressant medications.

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ADA 25 Advancing Leadership Accepting Applications for the Leadership Institute by Bt

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is currently accepting applications to the next Leadership Institute to be held in early 2017. Applications are open until August 31 and we need your help to enco…

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Predicted To Become 'Most Read Play Of All Time' by Michael Dale

The script for the West End production is currently 1 on Amazon's Best-Seller List.

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VIDEO: Watch Barbra Streisand & Hugh Jackman Record 'Any Moment Now' from 'ENCORE' by TV News Desk

Check out the video for the Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman duet of 'Any Moment Now' off her new album ENCORE MOVIE PARTNERS SING BROADWAY.

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Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 7/29/2016 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 7292016.

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Review: ‘Tink!’ at the New York Musical Festival in NYC by Deb Miller

From Peter and The Starcatcher to Finding Neverland, the ever popular tale of Peter Pan continues to inspire original interpretations for the theater. A different take on J.M. Barrie’s bel…

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Fees hike will result in training ‘rich, untalented’ drama students by David Hutchison

Theatre leaders have criticised a planned increase in drama school fees, with actor and campaigner Samuel West warning it will lead to

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Photos! “Broadway for Orlando” Performs at the DNC by Hannah Vine

Broadway stars came out to perform “What the World Needs Now” at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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David Yazbek Previews New Musical The Band’s Visit at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Mark Ezovski

Yazbek sings from the perspective of an Israeli woman affected by the artistry of iconic Egytian performers Umm Kulthum and Omar Sharif.

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Further decline in number of children taking part in theatre and dance by Georgia Snow

The number of children taking part in theatre and dance activities is continuing to fall, new government figures have found. The Department

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See Jennifer Damiano Performing at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Hannah Vine

Special guests include Adam Chanler-Berat, Alice Ripely, Meghann Fahy, and Robi Hager.

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Arts Council to invest extra £60m of Lottery cash by Matthew Hemley

Arts Council England is to release at least £60 million of unspent Lottery funding after building up all-time high reserves of more

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Idina Menzel & More B'Way Faves Stand for Love, Cats Take a Nap (Sorta) & Other Fab Hot Shots! by Lindsey Sullivan

From the Democratic National Convention to glitzy film screenings to the floor of the Neil Simon Theatre, there's a lot of Broadway love going around! See it captured in our latest hot s…

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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2, Palace Theatre by Samuel Sims

We’re so hell-bent on maintaining the idea of nature or nurture – an either-or that it has become ubiquitous in determining humanity’s actions. But what if it’s domin…

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Review: Miranda, Barons Court Theatre by Tal Fox

Any play that opens with the Spice Girl’s ‘If you wanna be my lover‘ seems to be promising, but unfortunately the hype ends there. Miranda is the star of the Heartbreakers…

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Watch Preview of Broadway’s Great Comet of 1812 by New York Theater

The Broadway cast of “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” — minus Josh Groban — sang three songs at the Broadway in Bryant Park lunch-time concert on Thursda…

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Charlie’s Angels TV Reboot in the Works from Pulitzer-Winning Playwright by Ruthie Fierberg

David Auburn may lend his hand to the script of the resurrected television series.

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Theater News: Bruce Vilanch's A Sign of the Times Comes to Goodspeed Musicals

The new musical begins performances tonight.

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Photo Flash: Quietly Opens at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The Irish play is written by Owen McCafferty and directed by Jimmy Fay.

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New TKTS Booth to Open Near Lincoln Center by Robert Viagas

The “pop up” booth will offer the same ticket selection as the one in Times Square.

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'Learning Curve' puts you smack in the middle of a Chicago public school day by Morgan Greene

"Welcome to the future home of Ellen Gates Starr High School," announces Albany Park Theater Project co-founder David Feiner, smiling, unable to stand still. "Whoooo!," responds a crowd of C…

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Photo Coverage: Casts of GREAT COMET, WAITRESS & More Arrive at Broadway In Bryant Park! by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July …

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A Butchered Affair by Matthew Wexler

by Ryan Leeds I glanced at the titles for this year’s New York Musical Festival. “Do you know what a ‘scythe’ is?” I asked friends, referring to the title of Mark Alan Swanson and …

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The Verdict: What Do Critics Think of the U.S. Debut of Quietly? by Olivia Clement

Owen McCafferty’s acclaimed play opened Off-Broadway, presented by The Irish Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater.

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TWO LITTLE DICKIE BIRDS – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre by Laura Kressly

Every second of Pauline’s journey of self-discovery from her pub in Oldham to Brazil in Two Little Dickie Birds is fraught with either ridiculous catastrophe or mundane daily life.

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Meet the Cast of Sterling Playmakers’ ‘OLIVER!’ Part 3: Ella Levri by Joel Markowitz

In Part Three of a series of interviews with the cast of Sterling Playmakers’ OLIVER! meet Ella Levri. Joel: Please tell our readers where they may have seen you appear on our local s…

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The Mushroom Cure by Joel Benjamin

In the course of 90 minutes, we follow the ups and downs of Strauss’ professional, mental health and romantic lives in great detail. To his credit, Strauss gives the impression of deliveri…

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Film News: Meryl Streep in Talks to Join Disney's Mary Poppins Sequel

The film would reunite Streep with her Into the Woods costar Emily Blunt.

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Theater News: Trip of Love to End Run With Nia Sioux and Darlene Love

The off-Broadway musical will close at Stage 42.

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Where It Happens: How Scalpers Make Their Millions With ‘Hamilton’ by Tiff Fehr

A sophisticated and lucrative bot operation on the secondary market for tickets is coming under scrutiny from legislators.

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Scalping: To Learn About ‘Hamilton’ Ticket Bots, We Wrote Our Own Bot by Tiff Fehr

We wanted to learn how bots worked in order to track the resale ticket prices for the Broadway hit musical.

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250,000 More Tickets to Be Released for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by Christopher D. Shea

The show, which officially opened this week in London, is sold out through next May, and the new tickets will be for performances next year.

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Hot Clip of the Day: Laurie Beechman's "Memory" May Just Bring You to Tears

If you've never seen Laurie Beechman sing "Memory", brace yourself.

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Ten Ways You Can Make Going To The Theater Better For Everyone. (Number Six will change your life.) by Patrick Roberts

Is Theatre Etiquette dead? Depending on who you ask you may get a range of answers from slightly downtrodden to downright apocalyptic. To many, it looks as if patrons have […]

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Review: Operation Love Story, King’s Head Theatre by Ellie Bannerman

‘The course of true love never did run smooth’, once wrote William Shakespeare, and Operation Love Story follows one matchmaker’s attempts to ensure a local couple’s pursuit of true …

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Watch New Barbra Streisand and Hugh Jackman Duet by Andrew Gans

The two artists join voices on “Any Moment Now” from Smile.

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Review: A conservative take on Frederick Douglass by Chris Jones

Frederick Douglass, the one-time slave who became a great orator, writer, publisher and social reformer, was a fervent believer in the Constitution of the United States. "Its language is 'we…

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Simon Amstell webchat – as it happened by Guardian Staff

Why is he so self-loathing? How does he style his hair? And what did his grandma think of Grandma’s House? Read the comedian’s answers to your questions now 2.44pm GMT Thanks very much t…

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Kathleen Turner Q&A – as it happened by Guardian Staff

The Hollywood star, currently appearing in the play Bakersfield Mist in the West End, joined us live to talk about Ken Russell, King Lear and the joys of playing Chandler Bing's dad 2.09pm B…

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Spotlight On...Adam Spiegel by Michael Block

Name: Adam SpiegelHometown: Plainsboro, NJEducation: Bachelor of Music in Music Business from New York UniversityFavorite Credits: Camp Rolling Hills, is being produced this summer at New Yo…

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Staunton Gypsy, Hamilton’s America Set for PBS Arts Festival, Hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda by Andrew Gans

The lineup of programs also includes an Alan Cumming concert and a starry Shakespeare tribute.

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, July 29, 2016 by Susan Grace

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Fuse Music Interview: Prog-rocker Billy Sherwood and His Passion for Yes by Arts Fuse Editor

"Hey, the more Yes music being played in 2016, the better."

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Sunday: Rockaway Sideshow & Strong Man Fest! by Trav S.D.

Filed under: Dime Museum and Side Show, PLUGS Tagged: Adam RealMan, Cardone

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Photo Coverage: Irish Repertory Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of QUIETLY by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Irish Repertory Theatre, in association withThe Public Theater, presents the US premiere of theAbbey Theatre's production of QUIETLY. Written by Owen McCafferty and directed byJimmy Fay, pre…

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VIDEO: Tony Nominee Richard Kind Is 'The Last O'Malley Supporter in America' by TV News Desk

On last night's LATE SHOW, star of stage and screen, Richard Kind traveled to the DNC in Philadelphia to continue campaigning for his favorite Democratic candidate.

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Hillary Clinton Quotes Hamilton in DNC Acceptance Speech by Robert Viagas

See how Lin-Manuel Miranda responded.

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FIRST LOOK : Exposure The Musical, St James Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The St James Theatre is now home to a unique new musical Exposure – Life Through A Lens until 27 August 2016. Young photographer Jimmy Tucker faces the biggest and most…

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The Critically Acclaimed And Celebrated UK Production of American Idiot To Hold Another Special 'Rock-A-Long' Performance

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day’s hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special ‘Rock-A-Long’ performance for one night only on Thursday 8 Sept…

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What's next for the stars of 'Hamilton'? by M. Susie Schmank

There’s little doubt that the hip-hop musical “Hamilton” has been a game changer on Broadway.  Last month it won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical. It’s a box-office phenomeno…

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Ben Folds, Ben Vereen talk of the arts at ARTSSPEAK by Alexandra Villarreal

As Americans for the Arts artist committee members, the two Bens made their way to Philadelphia for the organization’s ARTSSPEAK Forum, which coincided with the Democratic National Convent…

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Profile: Polka Theatre, the revolutionary venue built around kids by Tom Wicker

In Polka’s main theatre, there’s netting ready to tip a giant, inflatable fruit over the audience as part of a production of

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Q & A Jeffrey Schecter by Joy

I had a chance to chat with Jeffrey Schecter, who currently plays Mendel in the newest production of Fiddler. We spoke about the dance studio he opened, Broadway camaraderie, and more.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Bridget Christie: ‘I ate strawberry-flavoured pants with baked beans’ by Rachel Aroesti

From Amy Schumer to Best In Show, the comedian reveals the things that make her laugh the mostI’ll never forget Kevin McAleer’s Edinburgh warmup at the King’s Head in Crouch End in Jul…

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Three of the best... dance performances this week by Judith Mackrell

Bolshoi Ballet | Ballet National De Marseille | Dance BaseThere’s a more contemporary feel to the Bolshoi’s second week, with Jean-Christophe Maillot’s playful adaptation of Shakespear…

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Five of the best... theatre shows this week by Lyn Gardner

The Destroyed Room | Faith Healer | Unreachable | Into The Woods | The Deep Blue SeaTaking its name from Jeff Wall’s famed photograph of a trashed bedroom, which appeared on the cover of a…

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REVIEW: ‘God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater’ at New York City Center by #cota

By Adam Cohen “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,” Kurt Vonnegut’s novel that was adapted into a musical by the legendary songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken is curren…

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BWW Review: ROTTERDAM, Trafalgar Studios 2, 29 July 2016 by Aliya Al-Hassan

As a new year approaches, Alice is attempting to come out to her parents. Her partner of seven years, Fi, has a revelation of her own she wants to become a man.

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FIRST LISTEN - Barbra Streisand & Hugh Jackman Duet on 'Any Moment Now' from 'ENCORE' by BroadwayWorld

Below, get a first listen to the Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman duet of 'Any Moment Now', off her new album ENCORE MOVIE PARTNERS SING BROADWAY.

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/29; MAMMA MIA! at The Muny, MARY POPPINS with Kara Lindsay, CABARET at Music by BroadwayWorld

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Raleigh, Sacramento, St. Louis and more.Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MAMMA MIA…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Hillary Clinton Quoting HAMILTON in DNC Acceptance Speech by TV News Desk

Last night in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first female candidate to officially win and accept the nomination for President of the United States at the conclusion of the…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:28AM

Tickets On Sale Today for the 2016 Elsie Fest! by BroadwayWorld

The second annual Elsie Fest, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating stars and songs from the stage and screen, to take place on Monday, September 5th at the Ford Amphitheater at the C…

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Review: Quietly at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

a taut and tension-filled play set in post "troubles Belfast

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Features: The week in pictures: 23 - 29 July

Pixie Lott, Ben Forster and Harry Potter's pockets make the cut this week

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Theatre News: Gemma Sutton to star in Strictly Ballroom: The Musical

The Baz Lurhmann musical will make its UK premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse this December

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Review: Review: Rotterdam (Trafalgar Studios)

Jon Brittain's light-hearted look at the trans-experience is amiable if superficial

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Zelda Fichandler, Arena Stage co-founder and matriarch of regional-theater movement, dies at 91 by Bob Levey

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

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14th Annual Broadway Unplugged at Town Hall by Sandi Durell

A rare opportunity to hear glorious unamplified voices in a Broadway-sized theater     By Joel Benjamin   For the past few decades only opera goers have experienced the wonder…

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Anton Chekhov: the young pretender by Jonathan Kent

In Chekhov’s early plays you can chart the birth of 20th-century theatre. As a new season opens at the National Theatre, director Jonathan Kent explores the evolution of a genius Portmante…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:45AM

Exposure the Musical review – photography-themed Faustus loses focus by Michael Billington

St James theatre, LondonA snapper falls under the spell of a Mephistophelian PR man in Mike Dyer’s energetic story, which takes a turn for the absurd despite some decent songsThe Faust leg…

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Vamos Cuba! review – tedious, cliched and not remotely sexy by Judith Mackrell

Sadler’s Wells, LondonNilda Guerra’s feeble attempt to portray the spirit of her country reduces the vibrant history of Cuban dance to a parade of tourist stereotypesCuba raises more hom…

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Casting announced for Strictly Ballroom at West Yorkshire Playhouse by Georgia Snow

Gemma Sutton and Sam Lips have been cast in the lead roles in the forthcoming Strictly Ballroom musical. The stage adaptation of

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:41AM

SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical Extends Until December at the Lyric Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Every night the cast ofShowstopper The Improvised Musicalpull off something incredibly ambitious they create a real musical from scratch, not just an improv night with songs but a full story…

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NEWS: Showstopper! announces further Monday performances in West End by Press Releases

Following a successful season of Monday night shows at the Lyric Theatre since February, Showstopper: The Improvised Musical has announced three more Monday dates for 2016 - 10 October, 14…

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BWW's On This Day - July 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL's Carole King Performs Iconic Hit 'You've Got a Friend' at DNC by TV News Desk

Carole King, the American music legend whose life and career is dramatized in the Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL, took the stage on the final day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention to pe…

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Broadway AM Report, 7/29/2016 - CATS Returns, Jenna Ushkowitz Joins WAITRESS and More! by Jessica Khan

This weekend's big news CATS claws its way back to Broadway on Sunday,GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz joins Broadway's WAITRESS tonight, and GHOST QUARTET plays in concert in Brooklyn today

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:26AM

Miss Saigon actress Eva Noblezada speaks about the play being filmed for one-off show

Eva Noblezada played Kim, the title character, when Cameron Mackintosh revived Miss Saigon, the musical set against the backdrop of the war in Vietnam, in the West End two years ago.

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Gemma Sutton cast in stage musical version of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom

The actress, currently appearing in The Go-Between in the West End, has been cast in Strictly Ballroom, the stage musical version of Baz Luhrmann’s breakthrough 1992 movie.

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to Broadway talks already underway

Once the two-part blockbuster play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has its official opening tomorrow, talk will turn to how to apparate it to Broadway.

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Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ offers dazzling look at hip-hop’s rise by Robert Rorke

Television’s search for the first great musical drama has been a fraught journey, with a few expensive dead-ends. Either the music was there and the story wasn’t (“Smash”) or the sto…

Linked From The New York Post at 07:23AM

Meryl Streep Is in Talks to Join Mary Poppins Returns As Cousin Presumably Named Meryl Poppins by Karen Brill

Mary Poppins called, and now a Sister Suffragette is answering. Variety reports that Meryl Streep is in talks to join Mary Poppins Returns, the Mary Poppins sequel starring Emily Blunt and L…

Linked From New York Magazine at 07:22AM

Review: Review: The Hollow (The Mill at Sonning)

Brian Blessed directs this revival of Agatha Christie's whodunit

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Video: In rehearsals with Rhydian and the cast of Little Shop of Horrors

The tour opens in Bournemouth next week

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Replay: an interview with Jule Styne by Terry Teachout

Jule Styne plays his songs and talks about his career with Hugh Downs, then performs “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” (from Gypsy, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim). This interview was or…

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NEWS: Gemma Sutton & Broadway’s Sam Lips star in Strictly Ballroom, Full cast by Press Releases

The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere on Wednes…

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Almanac: Bertrand Russell on the danger of education by Terry Teachout

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.” Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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More senior staff leave ATG following management takeover by Matthew Hemley

Ambassador Theatre Group’s chief finance officer Helen Enright and business affairs director Peter Kavanagh have become the first high-profile departures from the

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Slung Low announces free hostel for artists in Leeds by Georgia Snow

Theatre company Slung Low is creating a free hostel for artists at its base in Leeds. Slung Low’s home, the Hub, already

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Edinburgh International Festival offers refunds on explicit Cosi Fan Tutte by Georgia Snow

Edinburgh International Festival is offering refunds for a show that has yet to open, after admitting it had not realised the explicit

Linked From The Stage Registration at 06:49AM

Rare Priestley Comes To The Old Red Lion by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following their success with the 2015 world premiere of Arthur Miller’s No Villian, The Old Red Lion Theatre has announced the world premiere of J B Priestley’s B…

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Features: What's in my dressing room? - Tyrone Huntley

Currently playing Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Tyrone took us backstage at the Open Air Theatre

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JB Priestley novel Benighted to be adapted for the stage by Matthew Hemley

A thriller written by JB Priestley is to be adapted for the stage and will receive its world premiere at the Old

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Today on Broadway: Friday July 29, 2016 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: @BayStTheater_ Cancels #PrinceofEgypt Concert, #TheFlamingoKid to Bway, @CatsBroadway Returns! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the …

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Fifty Shades of Grey: “Béatrice et Bénédict” at Glyndebourne by Warwick Thompson

They say that after the first five shades of grey, the next forty-five all look the same. That’s an awful lot of grey - but apparently not enough for designer Barbara de Limburg, who has c…

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Theatre News: Exclusive: New JB Priestley play to be staged at the Old Red Lion

Benighted is an adaptation of a novel by JB Priestley, author of An Inspector Calls

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Theatre News: Sean Kinglsey, Louis Maskell and Julian Bleach in new musical The Grinning Man

The piece is based on the Victor Hugo novel The Man Who Laughs and will be directed by Tom Morris

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Dear West End Producer: Could compulsory jazz hands have swayed the EU vote? by @westendproducer

Dear @westendproducer if we vote to stay in EU, will #jazzhands be compulsory for all performances? Could sway the vote… — Andrew

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Training to inspire young theatre audiences by Thomas Hescott

Is making theatre for young audiences any different to making theatre? Does it require a special set of skills that aren’t offered

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Casting Announced For Strictly Ballroom by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Get set to Samba this Christmas as the stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom waltzes into the West Yorkshire Playhouse for it’s UK premiere. Based on …

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Sarah Doreen MacPhee on Playing Brenda Strong in ‘Catch Me If You Can’ at Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre by Joel Markowitz

Sarah Doreen MacPhee tells us about playing Brenda Strong, who falls in love with a con artist in Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre’s Catch Me If You Can.  Joel: Please introd…

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Tips For Young Professionals Entering The Field by Sarah Marczynski

With summer in the arts world, comes the end of seasons for many organizations and perhaps, a slower, more leisurely pace at work. (I can actually eat my lunch now instead of scarfing it dow…

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S Theatre Royal Haymarket SW1 by Libby Purves

GUEST CRITIC LUKE JONES LIKES LOTT A LOT…     It’s easy to get worked up by celebrities and big names crowding out the talented-but-unknown usuals. ‘They’re just there …

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Jenny Sealey: Access is a key part of the artistic endeavour by Jenny Sealey

I like to go to the theatre – lots – but I find, even in London, there usually isn’t much on. “What

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Mark Shenton’s top venues: Watermill Theatre, Newbury by Mark Shenton

There’s hardly a nicer, more charming or welcoming theatre to visit anywhere than Berkshire’s Watermill Theatre, down a country lane near Newbury

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Howard Sherman: Does Cats have any of its nine lives left for Broadway revival? by Howard Sherman

In hindsight, the slogan ‘now and forever’ looks a bit less like marketing and a bit more like hubris. While it didn’t

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People You Should Know . . . Lou Liberatore by Zack Calhoon

Lou Liberatore-Broadway: As Is, Burn This (TONY, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Award Nominations). Appearances Off-Broadway, Regionally and in London. TV/Film: The Affair, The Good Wife, Nurse J…

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Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET Plays in Concert at Maria Hernandez Park Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The Bushwick Starrpresents the very first performance of The Mayor's Office of Media amp Entertainment's Off Broadway in the Boros inaugural series. For one night only, tonight, July 29th, 2…

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Playwright Johnna Adams Discusses and Signs Her New Play at The Drama Book Shop Today by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome playwright Johnna Adams for a discussion and signing of her new play Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens tonight, July 29th…

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Laura Benanti Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with TALES FROM SOPRANO ISLE Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Fresh off her Tony Award-nominated role in Roundabout Theater Company's critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti returns to Feinstein's at the N…

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Jenny Ashman and Brandon Rubendall Star in EVITA, Beginning Tonight at Opera North by BroadwayWorld

Opera NorthpresentsTim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, one of its three Summerfest 2016 mainstage productions, to be held tonight, July 29, throughAugust 13 at the Lebanon Opera House.…

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FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn Performs Tonight in Provincetown by BroadwayWorld

Judy Kuhn is currently starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical 'Fun Home,' for which she was nominated for Tony and Drama League Award Nominations and won the Lucille Lortel Awar…

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Faith Prince, Kerry Butler & More Set for Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival Opener by BroadwayWorld

As previously announced, the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival is welcoming a collection of star Broadway performers to their opening concert.

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SHE LOVES ME Cast Recording Hits Stores Today by BroadwayWorld

Ghostlight Records will release physical copies of the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me from Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director …

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Review: ‘Quietly’ Rivetingly Revisits the Troubles in Belfast by Laura Collins-Hughes

Owen McCafferty’s rage-filled, mournful play, an Abbey Theater in Dublin production, is about terrorism, civil war and the damage that remains after the hatred cools.

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Review: Junie B. Jones, the Raging Bull of First Grade by Laurel Graeber

This year’s Theatreworks USA free summer production, at the Lucille Lortel Theater, is based on “Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School.”

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: Memorable Tonys Performance From Betty Buckley and Stars of Cats

Check out footage from the original production of this iconic musical before seeing the new revival.

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Review #2: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at The Kennedy Center by Lauren Katz

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart.” – William Shakespeare, The …

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Hillary Clinton Makes History, Quotes HAMILTON While Accepting Nomination for President by BroadwayWorld

Tonight in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first female candidate to officially win and accept the nomination for President at the conclusion of the Democratic National Con…

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Hillary Quotes “Hamilton” in Convention Speech by New York Theater

The most Broadway-heavy political convention in memory — with “Our Fight Song” video full of Broadway talent, and a performance of “What the World Needs Now” by…

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Darren Criss Talks What to Expect at His Outdoor Music Festival This Year by Michael Gioia

Last year’s Elsie Fest was the first festival the Glee star put together, so he’s made some changes for round two. The singer reveals his plans for this Labor Day’s event.

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She Loves Me Cast Album Hits Stores Today by Olivia Clement

The cast recording for the Tony-nominated show is now available.

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Jenna Ushkowitz Joins Leading Trio of Waitress Tonight by Adam Hetrick

The Glee and Spring Awakening actress steps in for Kimiko Glenn beginning July 29 in the Tony-nominated Sara Bareilles musical.

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Tallulah Film Features Tammy Blanchard, Zachary Quinto, Uzo Aduba by Andrew Gans

The Netflix film arrives July 29.

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Mario Lopez, Krysta Rodriguez, Jason Tam Star in Hollywood Bowl Chorus Line by Andrew Gans

Original cast member Baayork Lee directs and choreographs.

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Indignation Film, with Danny Burstein, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, Opens Today by Andrew Gans

The film is based on the Philip Roth novel.

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Ace Young and Valisia LeKae Star in New Musical Single by Andrew Gans

Will Nunziata directs the NYMF production.

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Marin Mazzie Toplines Today's Reading of James Lapine's LSD Musical by Robert Viagas

Boyd Gaines, Jennifer Simard and Betsy Wolfe are also featured.

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Diva Talk: Victoria Clark Reveals Her 5 Most Unforgettable Nights Onstage by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning Light in the Piazza star, who is currently directing the NYMF production of Newton's Cradle, looks back on her theatrical career.

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