Friday, February 27, 2015

Should Philly give the 'Rocky' musical a permanent home?

It may have flamed out in New York, but the stage version of‘Rocky’ should be a knockout here in his hometown.

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February’s Leftovers and March’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Well, with one of the most frigid February on records, we certainly answered Joanne’s question in COMPANY in no uncertain terms. On Broadway, everybody this month indeed wore a hat.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

New book offers peek behind the scenes of ‘The Sound of Music’ by Michael Riedel

This year’s Oscars ceremony was, by all accounts, a letdown. But I confess to enjoying Lady Gaga’s medley from “The Sound of Music,” and Julie Andrews gave the evening something...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pompous ‘Hamilton’ already eyes Tony — for next year by Michael Riedel

Let the “Hamilton” backlash begin! Everybody on Broadway was snickering Tuesday at the self-importance of crew behind “Hamilton,” the hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton at the …

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5 Things The Tony Awards can learn from The Oscars. by Ken Davenport

They say a billion people watched the Academy Awards.  And I was one of them. By contrast, our little engine that could of an awards show, the Tony Awards, gets an audience of 7 million. Ju…

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White-hot Hamilton delays Broadway transfer until summer by David Cote

At a press conference this afternoon, Public Theater head Oskar Eustis, along with Miranda and the production cast and crew, surprised everyone who had been expecting news of a spring transf…

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Oscars: Complete list of winners by Gold Derby

Winners of the 87th Academy Awards were revealed on Feb. 22 during the kudocast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris that aired live from the Dolby Theatre on ABC.  -BREAK- Keep r…

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'On the Twentieth Century' (performance) canceled over Gallagher's vocals by Joe Dziemianowicz

The train never left the station Saturday night at the American Airlines Theatre — and the passengers were steamed.

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This Week on Broadway for February 22, 2015: Bill Russell and Hamilton at the Public by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Bill Russell about the release of the Side Show CD. Reviews include Hamilton @ The Public Theater, The Lion, Titus Andron…

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Meet Bradley Cooper’s ‘Elephant Man’ standby Lucas Calhoun by Joe Dziemianowicz

Meet Bradley Cooper’s ‘Elephant Man’ standby Lucas Calhoun.

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The 9 Best Female Ballet Dancers You Should Know by Helen Olley

The rigour and determination of the ballerina is rewarded annually by the Critics Circle National Dance Awards, which since its inception in 1999 has recognised the greatest names in contemp…

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rob McClure's Honeymoon on Broadway | Dustin Fitzharris by Dustin Fitzharris

I caught up with McClure and found out what it's like working with Tony Danza, his dream role and the cinematic way he proposed to his wife.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Backstage duel at ‘Hamilton’ — to Broadway now or later? by Michael Riedel

It’s pistols at dawn in Weehawken for the producers, investors and the creative team behind “Hamilton,” the rap musical about Alexander Hamilton everyone’s buzzing about down at …

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A Month Without Broadway by Peter Filichia

The only thing is that what I couldn’t have imagined is that there wouldn’t be a single Broadway opening during the entire month of February.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth, as a ’30s Star, Back on Broadway by Sarah Lyall

Preparing to open in “On the Twentieth Century” on Broadway, Ms. Chenoweth reflects on transformation, beauty pageants and a role that everybody seemed to believe she was meant to play.

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Your Date With History? How About $1656 For ‘Hamilton’ At The Public Theater? by Jeremy Gerard

The hottest Broadway musical of the season isn’t on Broadway—yet. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton opened on Tuesday at the Public Theater to rave reviews, setting off a tick…

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015

One Playwright's 'Obligation' To Confront Race And Identity In The U.S. by Jeff Lunden

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has written a trilogy of provocative and fantastical explorations of race. His latest, based on a 1859 melodrama, pokes fun at conventions while raising difficult ques…

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

This Week on Broadway for February 15, 2015: Kurt Deutsch, Producer of The Last Five Years Movie by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Matt Tamanini talk with Kurt Deutsch about producing The Last Five Years movie and Sh-K-Boom Records.   ———̵…

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Friday, February 13, 2015

22 Secrets Musical Theatre Actors Will Never Tell You by Natalie Blenford

No, I can’t go for a drink. I’ve got a temp job to get to in the morning.

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Helen Hayes owners smacked by lawsuit over real estate by Joe Dziemianowicz and Katherine Clarke

Helen Hayes, the first lady of the American stage, has been accused of dirty dealing.

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The 2015 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam Answers by Peter Filichia

My hat is off to Peter Alfano, Mel Atkey, AnyaToes, Susan Berlin, Tristan Blakely, Brigadude, Annie Breslin, Jon Allen Conrad, Ilene Nancy Cooper, Lorraine Ford DeMan, Andrew Duxbury, Christ…

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

‘An American in Paris’ readies to take over Broadway by Michael Riedel

The only show anyone’s talking about these days is “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical that opens Tuesday at the Public. Has he trimmed the running time? (Not enough.) W…

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The New School Announces Effort to Defend ‘Arts Integrity’ by Jennifer Schuessler

Howard Sherman, a former executive director of the American Theater Wing, will head the new project.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

This Week on Broadway for February 9, 2015: Newsies and Broadway Performers on TV by James Marino

Matt Tamanini and James Marino talk about the Newsies tour and round up Broadway performers on TV. Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere review Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Pa…

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With a Grammy Win and a Big Screen Last Five Years Launch, Kurt Deutsch is Having a Good Week by Paul Wontorek

Even before winning his record label's third Grammy Award on Sunday night, Kurt Deutsch was planning on having a big week. The film version of The Last Five Years that he spearheaded is …

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What's the Best Broadway Can Be? by Damian Bazadona

Times are great for the Broadway industry today, and I want to keep it that way. And if you ask me how we do that? I believe that a focus on diversifying our workplace, our audience and our …

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

‘The Last Five Years’ is passion project for LaGravenese by Loren King

Richard LaGravenese has earned a reputation as elite screen adapter and the go-to guy when a script’s in trouble (although even his input, along with the Coen brothers, couldn’t help “…

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Winners of the 57th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS Announced Tonight; Updating Live! by Caryn Robbins

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are being held today, 'GRAMMY Sunday,' at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles . The show is being broadcast live on CBS from 8 to 1130 p.m. ETPT. BWW will be upda…

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Friday, February 6, 2015

January’s Leftovers and February’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Every New Year’s Day, I wish that the 1980 musical HAPPY NEW YEAR had received an original cast album. What would be a happier way to start the New Year than to hear 14 Cole Porter songs?

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sen. Chuck Schumer Unveils Broadway Tax Legislation

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has reintroduced legislation to extend certain federal tax incentives to Broadway and live theater productions. The Support Theaters in America Growth and Expan…

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This Week on Broadway for February 2, 2015: Michael Urie by James Marino

Peter Filichia and James Marino talk with Michael Urie. Michael Portantiere joins into review Into the Woods at the Roundabout Theatre Company and a new Trivia Challenge!   —…

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Hugh Jackman reveals his next Broadway plans by Michael Riedel

Hugh Jackman bids farewell to Broadway on Sunday, wrapping up his understated turn in Jez Butterworth’s mysterious play “The River” at Circle-in-the-Square. But fret not, theater owner…

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

‘Hamilton’ in a duel to reach Broadway by Michael Riedel

“Hamilton,” the much-buzzed-about rap musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”), allegedly has extended its run at the Public Theater until April 5. I say “alleged…

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

STAGE TUBE: Watch Idina Menzel's AMAZING National Anthem at the Super Bowl! by Stage Tube

She nailed it Watch Broadway SUPERSTAR Idina Menzel sing the National Anthem to kick off today's Super Bowl for a global audience of over 100 million viewers

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Oh, Say Can You Sing...? To help Idina Menzel on February 1st...

To help Idina Menzel on February 1st, we've analysed some of the more memorable performances of The Star Spangled Banner from the last 25 years.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Super Bowl Prep! Football Terms Explained for Theatre People by Michael Gioia and Robbie Rozelle

Super Bowl XLIX is right around the corner, and you've been invited to a party, but your facing a dilemma: You're only educated in theatre! In our below list, explains f…

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The spirit still moves Angela Lansbury by Richard Ouzounian

89-year-old actress, who appears in Toronto in Blithe Spirit starting Feb. 11, says she won’t stop acting ‘before the absolute end.’

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More offstage drama at Tony Danza‘s ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ by Michael Riedel

The Broadway beat is getting to be like one of my favorite movies, “Sweet Smell of Success.” It’s all about press agents. Rick Miramontez resigned from “Finding Neverland” last wee…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Will “LADY” Be Good at Encores!? by Peter Filichia

Call it the first important sibling musical. For the 1924 hit LADY, BE GOOD! had brothers George and Ira Gershwin collaborate on their first full score. Although the two had written a son…

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Broadway Legend Joel Grey Opens Up About His Sexuality - Coming Out Stories, Cabaret, Bernadette Peters, Jennifer Grey, Joel Grey, Liza Minnelli : Peo by Liz McNeil

He reached the heights of stage and screen, was married for 24 years and proudly raised two children. But for decades, Joel Grey kept one aspect of himself decidedly out of the spotlight.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wallace Shawn murder mystery in the UK will play Broadway, too by Michael Riedel

Here’s an enticing premise: 10 famous actors who worked together years ago reunite and, one by one, are bumped off. Is it an Agatha Christie mystery? An Anthony Shaffer (“Sleuth”).…

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Broadway Manager, Producer and BC/EFA Activist Peter Neufeld Passes Away by BroadwayWorld

A successful Broadway company manager, general manager and producer for more than 20 years, Peter Neufeld passed away peacefully this morning, January 27, 2015, at The Actors Fund's Lillian …

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Broadway Shows Go On After Blizzard Skips City

Most Broadway shows planned to go on with regularly scheduled performances Jan. 27, after the blizzard that darkened theaters the previous night turned out to be less severe in New York City…

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‘Frozen’ Songwriters to Pen Oscar Musical Number for Neil Patrick Harris by Variety Staff

Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have tapped “Frozen” tunesmiths Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez to write an original number for host Neil Patrick Harris on…

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Monday, January 26, 2015

This Week on Broadway for January 25, 2015: Gerrard Lobo and Morgan DeTogne by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Gerrard Lobo and Morgan DeTogne. Reviews include Honeymoon in Vegas, Peter’s take on Constellations and Nevermore as we…

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Broadway Closes for Blizzard

Broadway will go dark Monday night, with all regularly scheduled performances cancelled due to the incoming blizzard. It’s rare for all of Broadway to go dark — in recent years it&…

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

‘Finding Neverland’ Publicist Resigns After Dispute by Patrick Healy

Rick Miramontez, the publicist for “Finding Neverland,” has left after a spat with the show’s producer, Harvey Weinstein.

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Television great Joe Franklin dead at 88 by Bill Sanderson

Ladies and gentlemen, New York TV great Joe Franklin has signed off. Franklin, 88, took ill a few days ago and was treated briefly at Lenox Hill Hospital before he...

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

10 Best Regional Theaters in the U.S. | Fodors by Annie Bruce

It's common to see a play or musical when visiting New York, but what about when you're in other cities? All over the country, regional theaters host classic productions, new revivals, Ameri…

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Why 2015 Will Be a Great Year in TV, Film and Theater by Damian Bazadona

Damian Bazadona identifies three major trends in live theater, film and TV that will affect the consumer in a positive way in 2015.

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ArtsBeat: Weinstein Parts Ways With Press Agent for ‘Finding Neverland’ by Patrick Healy

It’s a rare rupture in the image-conscious world of Broadway and another bump in the road for a highly anticipated musical.

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Right for the Stage by Peter Filichia

Do you know Herb Gardner’s 1974 play THIEVES? Although it wasn’t a moneymaking hit, it did run a respectable nine months and spawned a 1977 film. It concerned one Sally Cramer, now sudde…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Why Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson are the Tony contenders to beat by Michael Riedel

“Constellations,” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, is such a big hit, the powers that be at Manhattan Theatre Club are kicking themselves because they didn’t book it into a...

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This Week on Broadway for January 18, 2015: Constellations and Tour Reviews by James Marino

James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Matt Tamanini talk about Constellations, The Phantom of the Opera on Tour, You Can’t Take It With You, The Book of Mormon Tour @ Dr. Phillips, Sh…

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chita Rivera edges out Oprah Winfrey in Broadway’s ‘The Visit’ by Michael Riedel

As we know, Chita Rivera returns to Broadway this spring in “The Visit,” a new musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Terrence McNally. But there’s another diva in the...

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How Broadway Is Losing Its 'Middle Ground' by Jeff Lunden

Producer Darren Bagert says there's boom or bust environment on Broadway — you're either a huge hit or you close quickly. Two of the fall's most highly anticipated musicals are closing thi…

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ArtsBeat: In Performance: Tony Danza and Jason Robert Brown of ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ by Erik Piepenburg

Mr. Danza sings a musical number — and does some tap dancing — from the new Broadway musical, with the show’s composer, Jason Robert Brown, on piano.

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Josh Radnor, Laura Benanti to Bring ‘She Loves Me’ Back to Broadway

Josh Radnor and Laura Benanti will star in a new Broadway revival of “She Loves Me,” the 1963 musical based on the same story that inspired the movies “The Shop Around the Corner” an…

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

This Week on Broadway for January 11, 2015: Tom Hewitt and Galavant by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Matt Tamanini talk with Tom Hewitt. Reviews include A Delicate Balance and TV shows Galavant, Glee and more. Peter previews a discussio…

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Friday, January 16, 2015

The 2015 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam by Peter Filichia

While the musical is an inherently American art form, it hasn’t neglected other nationalities – as is proved by the 50 examples that make up this year’s Broadway University Mid-Term Ex…

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Audience Instructions for Our Immersive/Experimental Theatre Production in an Abandoned Middle School in Bushwick. by Rachel Klein

If you are receiving this missive, you have purchased a ticket for The Ducks Have Flown, an immersive/experimental theatre experience inspired and maddeningly loosely based on both the novel…

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Tony Awards Eligibility Committee Supersizes 10 Categories and Splits ‘Side Show’ Twins

With most of the entertainment industry abuzz over the Oscar nominations on Thursday, the Tony Awards Administration Committee issued a handful of eligibility decisions regarding the curre…

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dear Broadway, Honestly, Why the Fuck Am I Even Here? by The Mick

Welp, internet. I’ve hit my limit. It’s finally happened. After five years running The Craptacular, and more years loving theater than I can accurately tally, I just cannot take …

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Larry David’s the new big fish in the Broadway pond by Michael Riedel

Stand down, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick: You’re no longer the kings of Broadway, at least not this season. Your box-office crowns have been usurped by…Larry David. Lane and Bro…

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A Word About Those “Flesh-Crawling” Female-Empowerment Musicals by Hayley Levitt and Bethany Rickwald

Last week, New York Post columnist Michael Riedel broke news about Jennifer Hudson’s impending Broadway debut in a revival of The Color Purple — a musical neither he nor other New Yo…

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Golden Globe Winners 2015 – Updated List by Variety Staff

Stay tuned for the updated list of winners from the 72nd annual Golden Globes.  The 2015 ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC. Full list of nominations: Best Motion Picture – Drama Boyh…

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Arts, Briefly: Tony Award for Teachers by Patrick Healy

A new Tony Award will be given annually to a theater teacher who has made a “monumental impact” on the lives of students.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why Hollywood has fallen back in love with the musical | The Times by Dominic Maxwell

Ever since the film of Les Mis made £300m, producers have scoured the stage for more hits. Now theatreland is returning the compliment

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Friday, January 9, 2015

This Week on Broadway for January 4, 2015: The Merry Widow at The Metropolitan Opera by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about The Merry Widow at The Metropolitan Opera, Michael’s review of Into The Woods movie, and Michael Padgett and Anthony Lo…

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Jennifer Hudson to make long-awaited Broadway debut in ‘Color Purple’ by Michael Riedel

Jennifer Hudson will give Broadway a boost of star power this fall when she makes her stage debut in “The Color Purple.” Oprah Winfrey, who produced the show in 2005,...

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An Evening with Dame Diana Rigg by Peter Filichia

Were you at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on Monday night January 5? If you were, you saw my one-on-one discussion with Dame Diana Rigg. A good time was had by us, and, I daresay, those i…

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Theater News: Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James Lead Something Rotten! to Broadway

Initial casting for the new musical has been revealed.

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Yale Library Obtains Archive of Paula Vogel, First Female Playwright Included in American Literature by Carey Purcell

The literary archive of Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel has been acquired by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, making her the first female playwright includ…

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

YA Novel ‘This Song Will Save Your Life’ Heads to Stage, Screen

Broadway producer Kevin McCollum and former “Glee” producer Michael Novick have optioned rights to Leila Sales’ young adult novel “This Song Will Save Your Life”…

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chris Rock: ‘Scott Rudin Is Not a Racist. Scott Rudin Hates Everybody’ by Ramin Setoodeh

Chris Rock finally opened up about his “Top Five” producer Scott Rudin on Tuesday night — in typical Chris Rock fashion. In accepting the Spotlight Award at the National B…

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New musicals are dying off on B’way, to the tune of $37 million and counting by Michael Riedel

Now that the joyous holiday season is behind us, let’s be mean. This Broadway season is shaping up to be a disaster for new musicals. The latest casualty is Sting’s...

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Lena Hall: Broadway’s Anti-Type by Rebekah Greer Melocik

In an industry dominated by type, Lena Hall is a new breed of actor: the everywoman. The 'everywoman' defies the old guard musical theatre archetypes of the ingenue, the femme fatale, the fa…

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Broadway Box Office: Record-Breaking $43 Million Over New Year’s Week

Broadway box office topped itself last week, with the New Year’s frame setting a new record as the highest grossing and best attended week in the Street’s history. Sales came in …

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Jessica Vosk Comes to 54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jessica Vosk in 'I Came From JERSEY For This' tonight, February 27th at 930pm.

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Photo Flash: West End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Visits Southall, West London by BroadwayWorld

The West End cast of Bend It Like Beckham spent the day in Southall, West London, where the story of the musical is set. Check out the photos below

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Kill Me Now, Park Theatre, review: A pitch perfect European premiere

Canadian dramatist Brad Fraser has never been a respecter of the pieties.  His story of the relationship between Joey, a severely physically disabled 17 year old, and his widower father Jak…

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RSC’s Oppenheimer to transfer to the West End by Georgia Snow

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Oppenheimer will transfer to the West End following its run in Stratford, which ends next week.

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Jonathan Slinger joins Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as new Willy Wonka by David Hutchison

Jonathan Slinger has joined the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He will

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The Seven Year Itch at Miami Theater Center – Lessons from the Critics: An Op-Ed Piece by Bill Hirschman

An Opinion Piece By Spencer Stewart Mr. Stewart has objected to many aspects of our specific review of Miami Theater Center’s recent production of The Seven Year Itch (To read it, click he…

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Skrillex & Diplo Presents Jack Ü spreads itself too thin to work as an album – first listen review by Michael Cragg

On Thursday night, the dance superstars dropped a brand new collaborative album – but too much if it relies on a glaringly obvious formula Continue reading...

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Antigone: freedom fighter or terrorist? by Natalie Haynes

A production of Antigone starring Juliette Binoche, from a translation by Anne Carson, opens this week. Natalie Haynes on a protagonist who is either brave or disobedientIt is a vintage time…

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This week’s new live comedy by James Kettle

Andy Parsons | Lucy Beaumont | Rich Hall Continue reading...

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

Antigone | Uncle Vanya | Stevie | Solace Of The Road | King Lear | Blood Wedding Continue reading...

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This week’s new dance by Judith Mackrell

Romeo & Juliet | Safe Continue reading...

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Now Queen Helen is putting Blair in the hot seat

The Queen, played by Helen Mirren, is shown making a plea to Tony Blair not to rush into war with Iraq in the new Broadway production of The Audience, writes BAZ BAMIGBOYE.

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Spring Preview by Michael Schulman

Broadway is an old dog, slow to learn new tricks. But every now and then it aces one of its old tricks. The audiences who flocked to Lincoln Center’s 2008 revival of “South Pacific” wo…

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La Jolla Playhouse taps Rajiv Joseph play by James Hebert

Pulitzer finalist's 'Guards' completes theater's season; Jaime Castañeda to direct.

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Watch: ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ as metal anthem by Ethan Sacks

Who knew Mary Poppins could be so metal?

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' Review: Changing Its Tune

Bringing unique interpretations to classic characters, Orlando Shakespeare Theater provides a fresh look at Harper Lee’s novel.

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Should Philly give the 'Rocky' musical a permanent home?

It may have flamed out in New York, but the stage version of‘Rocky’ should be a knockout here in his hometown.

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BWW's On This Day - February 27, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Theatre News: Producers cast perform 'Springtime for Hitler' outside UKIP conference

The troupe crashed the UKIP party in Margate

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Theatre News: First look at Jamie Campbell Bower and cast of Bend It Like Beckham

The new musical based on the 2002 film opens at the Phoenix Theatre in May

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Theatre News: RSC Oppenheimer comes to West End in March

The show will retain most of its original cast including John Heffernan in the title role

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Interviews: Gary Barlow: James Corden suggested me over Lloyd Webber for Finding Neverland

The Take That star was drafted in by Harvey Weinstein to rewrite the songs for the screen-to-stage musical - he reveals all to WhatsOnStage

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Five-star RSC atomic bomb drama Oppenheimer splits for London by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

The play, written by Tom Morton-Smith, follows the father of the atomic bomb and the fallout his creation had in his own life Continue reading...

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Theatre News: Jonathan Slinger is new Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The actor, known for his performances with the RSC, joins the show in May

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4am (Broadway Time)

This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss by Eric Deggans

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too s…

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Hamilton moves to Broadway, but too late for the Tonys by Howard Sherman

The big news of this week came on Tuesday, when a press conference was held at The Public Theater to announce what

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Investment in the arts must be emotional as well as financial by Owen Calvert-Lyons

Artists often feel at the mercy of the whims of funders and programmers. Venues should show that they care as deeply as those creating the work that is stagedThe Point is a 300-seat venue in…

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No false moves: 21 years of Vincent Dance Theatre by Guardian Staff

For 21 years Charlotte Vincent’s company Vincent Dance Theatre has presented, in the words of Luke Jennings, ‘a series of explorations of the human condition and of the nature of perform…

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Vernon High School's thespians shine in state competition

The Vernon Township High School once again garnered awards in a recent competi-|tion for student thespians in New Jersey, held at Rutgers University.

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Gary Barlow: 'Corden Got Me FINDING NEVERLAND Job' by Verity Wilde

Composer Gary Barlow and Bryan Cranston talk FINDING NEVERLAND ahead of the show's Broadway debut...

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A Little Owl Told Me You Can Schedule Your Tweets… by Sarah Marczynski

Keeping an active presence on social media is becoming increasingly more important for all organizations. Arts organizations have many great opportunities to connect with their audiences, fi…

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Impressions of Martha Graham Dance Company's 2015 Season by The Dance Enthusiast

"While ostensibly related to this season’s theme of 'Shape and Design,' Arnell’s film spotlights those aspects of Graham’s work most appealing to a mass audience --…

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Sweet Charity Melbourne season by Anne-Marie Peard

“There’s gotta be something better than this.” I don’t think so. This time last year, new independent company Hayes Theatre took over an old 110-seat theatre in Potts…

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Mark Shenton’s theatre picks: February 27 by Mark Shenton

In last week’s print edition of The Stage, I highlighted Islington in a feature as a hotbed of theatre, and it is

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

February’s Leftovers and March’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Well, with one of the most frigid February on records, we certainly answered Joanne’s question in COMPANY in no uncertain terms. On Broadway, everybody this month indeed wore a hat.

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Friday, February 27, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

GRAAE NOTES: Jason Graae’s hilarious interview with Emily Skinner by Jason Graae

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Blood Brothers → exclusive photo feature by AussieTheatre

Enda Markey’s production of Blood Brothers has been enjoying standing ovations and sold out performances since early February at the Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney. Starring Helen Dallimo…

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HOUSE OF CARDS Scribe Keith Huff's New Play UP THE HILL Begins Tonight at Carthage College by BroadwayWorld

Carthage College, a four-year, private college of the liberal arts and sciences in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will stage the world premiere of 'Up The Hill', a new work by Keith Huff, one of the te…

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Josh Groban, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell and NY Phil Set for 'LA DOLCE VITA', Airing on PBS Tonight by TV News Desk

Featuring Josh Groban, Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell, GREAT PERFORMANCES partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a concert of memorable movie themes with …

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THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES' Marilyn Horne, Patti LuPone and James Conlon Set for Livestream Chat Today by BroadwayWorld

Two iconic artists -- operatic superstar Marilyn Horne and Broadway legend Patti LuPone -- will join together for a conversation about the unlikely role they share in common Samira in John C…

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Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor & More Appear on 2015 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS Tonight by TV News Desk

For the first time ever, the broadcast nominees for the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards RDMA will be announced in a televised special, 'Disney Channel Presents the 2015 RDMA Nomination Specia…

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DVR Alert: FISH IN THE DARK's Rosie Perez Visits NBC's TODAY This Morning by TV News Desk

NBC has announced that 'The View' host Rosie Perez will visit TODAY today, February 27 to talk about starring in the new Broadway comedy FISH IN THE DARK.

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Interviews: Sean Young Moves From Movies to Masha (and Vanya and Sonia and Spike)

The Blade Runner and Wall Street actress discusses learning to be a stage performer in Christopher Durang's award-winning play.

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: When The Visit's Donna McKechnie Was Just a Girl in A Chorus Line

Here's hoping for some "The Music & The Mirror"-style dance breaks in Kander and Ebbs new musical.

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FLASH FRIDAY: Applause! Lady Gaga's Grandest & Greatest Moments Ever - Kennedy Center Honors, Grammys, Oscars & More by Pat Cerasaro

Today we celebrate the surprise musical theatre star of 2015 due to her incredible Oscars performance earlier this week, the one and only Lady Gaga.

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Have you heard the news? Darren Criss is high-kicking his way into the Tony-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch after co-creator John Cameron Mitchell departs in April. Naturally, we h…

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“So You Think You Can Dance” Winner Joins Cast of Broadway’s On the Town by Andrew Gans

The new Broadway revival of On the Town welcomes "So You Think You Can Dance" winner Ricky Ubeda to the cast beginning Feb. 27 for a limited engagement through April 26.

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Constellations Offers Extra 10 PM Performance Tonight With Special Low-Priced Seats by Carey Purcell

The Broadway production of Constellations, a love story about a beekeeper and a physicist that features Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and two-time Olivier Award (and rec…

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Cush Jumbo Brings Josephine Baker Back to Life in Solo Play at the Public, Starting Tonight by Olivia Clement

Olivier Award-nominated actress Cush Jumbo, who co-starred with Hugh Jackman in the Broadway production of The River, brings her one-woman play Josephine and I to Joe's Pub a…

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PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 27 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez

1848 English actress Ellen Terry is born today. She will make her American debut in 1883 with Henry Irving's company. She will go on to star in classic and contemporary works. The Terry …

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Something Rotten! and The Visit Producers On Why They’re Teaming Up to Fight for Broadway Tax Benefi by Robert Simonson

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Kevin McCollum and Tom Viertel talk with about the tax benefits available to film investors that are currently denied producers of Broadway shows and why …

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Jessica Vosk Comes in From Jersey For This! Tonight; Concert Also Features Martha Plimpton and Andra by Michael Gioia

Jessica Vosk, who was seen in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County, goes it solo Feb. 27 at 54 Below in I Came From Jersey For This! 

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Photo Flash: Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan Celebrate Opening Night in Andrew Lippa's John & Jen

The musical returns to New York courtesy of Keen Company.

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Jelly’s Last Jam The August Wilson Play That Almost Was and the George C. Wolfe Musical It Became by Tonya Pinkins

Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, currently starring in Rasheeda Speaking, shares her memories of working on the landmark musical Jelly's Last Jam, the 1992 production that garnered the a…

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