Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Lollipop Philanthropy by Joe Patti

When I was at the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit last week, one of the other participants asked if there was a way to communicate to funders that they can’t just fund a program and…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Ghosts review – spirits of the dead haunt Ibsen's gripping classic by Michael Billington

Royal and Derngate, Northampton Mike Poulton’s new version lends fresh wit to the tragedy without diminishing its emotional intensity A great Manchester Guardian critic, CE Montague, once …

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Hilary Mantel is wrong about Shakespeare – young people love it | Adrian Chiles by Adrian Chiles

Mantel doesn’t think the bard belongs in modern exams. My old teacher Mrs Byford begs to differ I was asked to go on breakfast television this week to talk about Shakespeare. Hilary Mantel…

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2018 - 2019: The Season That Was... by JK

With today's opening of Beetlejuice, the Broadway 2018 - 2019 is in the record books. Actually, the season doesn't officially end until May 26th, but unofficially, the Tony Awards cut off is…

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Edinburgh’s first purpose-built performance venue in more than 100 years wins planning permission by Thom Dibdin

Edinburgh’s proposed new 1,000 seat concert hall and 200 seat studio theatre space has won planning approval from the city’s council. Previously

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More than 170 babies attend West End’s first parent and baby performance by Matthew Hemley

More than 170 babies were brought to the West End’s first parent and baby performance at the Vaudeville Theatre, with producer Nica

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The I Am . . . Fest celebrating women of color comes to the Goodman Theatre by Sheri Flanders

Three days of performances and workshops encourages participants to become leaders in their communities. This weekend the Goodman Theatre will present the I Am .…

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Grinning From Fear to Fear at Second City E.T.C. doesn’t get funny till hour two by Catey Sullivan

Until then, it relies too heavily on stale old jokes. Second City e.t.c.'s 43rd revue begins with the cast paddling through the audience in a faux water ballet. …

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Babes With Blades gives us a visceral, devastating Othello by Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel

Just in case you had any doubts that Shakespeare was still relevant. In one of the strongest, visceral productions of Shakespeare running in this city now, the B…

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The Gamergate-inspired drama Non-Player Character doesn't bother to challenge audience assumptions by Justin Hayford

It provides all the answers to the central dilemma that you'd expect. Red Theater has achieved its admirable goal to "ask dangerous questions theatrically" in th…

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Djembe! The Show works much better as theater for kids than inspiration for adults by Dan Jakes

The drumming is fun, but the corporate-speak is not. Everything about Djembe! The Show starts to make more sense when you imagine it out of its current context…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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'Sister Act' brings its swing inside the convent walls as San Diego Musical Theatre stages movie-based musical by James Hebert

Miriam Dance stars as Deloris Van Cartier in R&B-driven show coming to Horton Grand Theatre downtown

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Theater Review: JAY JOHNSON: THE TWO AND ONLY (Tour) by Milo Shapiro

THE VOICE BEHIND THE VOICES Ventre Loqui: To speak from the belly. This is the etymology of the word ventriloquism, an art as old as … well, it depends who you ask. For some, there is no o…

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Theater Review: TWO DAYS IN COURT: Benet’s THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER and Gilbert and Sullivan’s TRIAL BY JURY (City Lit) by Lawrence Bommer

TWIN TRAVESTIES (OF JUSTICE) ARE DOUBLE THE FUN Order in the court! Closing its season with dueling gavels, City Lit Theater offers Two Days in Court in only 90 minutes. Merrily combining G…

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Broadway Review: ‘Ink’ With Jonny Lee Miller by Gordon Cox

Garish, lurid and brash, “Ink,” the British import now on Broadway in a Manhattan Theatre Club production, is the theatrical equivalent of its subject, the UK’s Daily Sun — the newsp…

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Mark Medoff, ‘Children of a Lesser God’ Playwright, Dies at 79 by Erin Nyren

Mark Medoff, the playwright who wrote Tony Award-winning play “Children of a Lesser God,” died Tuesday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 79. His daughter Jessica Medoff Bunchman posted news of …

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How the ‘Tootsie’ Musical Was Updated for the #MeToo Era by Jordan Moreau

Turning the beloved 1982 comedy “Tootsie” into a 21st century musical already seemed like a challenge when work on the adaptation began back in 2016. Then the #MeToo movement revved up …

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London Theater Review: ‘All My Sons’ With Sally Field, Bill Pullman by Gordon Cox

If “All My Sons” is showing its age, it sure shows no signs of abating. Just days after a major revival opened on Broadway, moving Annette Bening and Tracy Letts into the Tony zone, up t…

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Can ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Lion King’ and Other Summer Movies Rescue the Box Office? by Terry Flores

In the summer, as temperatures rise and schools go on break, Hollywood likes to stick to a well-worn formula: Pack the multiplexes with franchises, spinoffs, reboots and remakes. This coming…

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Arts Beat by Westfield Newsroom

by Mark G. Auerbach Of Note Hartford Stage has announced the remaining two productions of its upcoming season.  Incoming Artistic Director Melia Bensussen will stage Eugene O’Neill’s co…

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Sting is heading to Las Vegas in 2020 for new residency 'Sting: My Songs' by Associated Press

Sixteen performances of “Sting: My Songs” will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning May 22, 2020.        

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Why do we laugh? by Ken Levine

Thanks to loyal reader, Wendy Grossman for alerting me to this article in the Guardian about a study on laughter. Scientific studies on why we laugh are always dicey, but some nuggets in th…

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Review: In ‘Ink’ on Broadway, an insurgent Rupert Murdoch sets out to conquer Fleet Street by Charles McNulty

The British have a high regard for the state-of-the-nation play, that genre in which dramatists as different as David Hare, Alan Bennett, Richard Bean and Lucy Prebble take the temperature o…

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Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ national tour brings new moves to a classic musical by Margaret Gray

Reviving a beloved musical can be a daunting proposition. Do you keep faith with tradition, or do you try something new? If you opt for a little of both, how much of each? It’s hard to fin…

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Israeli actor Yehezkel Lazarov is a Tevye for modern times in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ by Barbara Isenberg

It was already an incredibly busy time for Israeli actor, director and artist Yehezkel Lazarov. He was performing in one show in Tel Aviv, about to direct another and scheduled to curate an …

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Ghosts review at Royal and Derngate, Northampton – ‘lushly designed and atmospheric’ by Dave Fargnoli

Railing against the hypocrisy of religious and social propriety, Ibsen’s Ghosts was met with disgust on its 1882 release. Modern audiences won’t

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BWW Review: DIARY OF AN EXPAT, Tristan Bates Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Cecilia Gragnani moved to London from Milan ten years ago with stars in her eyes, anticipating the vibrant world that would be spreading out in front of her once in the city. She was fascina…

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Full Cast Announced For THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING by BroadwayWorld

Troupe today announces full cast for the The Sweet Science of Bruising by Joy Wilkinson which transfers to Wilton's Music Hall, following its sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse last year. K…

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Theater Review: A Nobel Prize Winner Puts Trump in Her Sights by A.j. Goldmann

Elfriede Jelinek’s latest, “Am Königsweg,” is one of several new productions of Austrian plays that engage with contemporary political realities.

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“Paul Swan is Dead and Gone” Opens Tonight by Trav S.D.

Opening tonight at Torn Page: Paul Swan is Dead and Gone, a new play by the Civilians, starring Tony Torn and written by Claire Kiechel, the great-great grandniece of the eponymous Paul Swan…

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Alias Paul Armstrong by Trav S.D.

Some words in remembrance of forgotten man of the theatre Paul Armstrong (1869-1915). Missouri born Armstrong started out as a boat captain on the Great Lakes (his father’s trade), then be…

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Notes on Ella Fitzgerald by Trav S.D.

  Here’s a head-scratcher: I found this ad for an Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) variety special from a TV Guide from the early ’70s, but can find no reference to the show online, includin…

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Chicago theater openings April 26 to May 2 by Doug George

FRIDAY “Sentimental Journey”: Chicago stage veteran Ross Lehman premieres his own solo show with music about his parents. Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest; 847-735-8554…

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Debating Michael Jackson, the new 'Don't Stop' musical and the 'complexity defense' by Chris Jones

Incredibly, the dangerously titled Michael Jackson musical, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” is moving forward in New York. Its creators are using what I’ll call the complexity de…

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A one-night-only tribute to AMOUR composer Michael Legrand will be performed at the Southbank Centre this September

We couldn't be more excited that Michael Legrand's AMOUR is finally coming to the UK for a professional production, but we're saddened that Michael himself, who died in January, couldn't see…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Celebration For INK by Walter McBride

INK officially opened last night, April 24 at theSamuel J. FriedmanTheatre 261 West 47th Street. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the opening night…

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Photo Coverage: Johnny Lee Miller, Bertie Carvel, and the Cast of INK Takes Their Opening Night Bows! by Walter McBride

INK officially opened last night, April 24 at theSamuel J. FriedmanTheatre 261 West 47th Street. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos of the cast taking the…

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Things You Won’t Like About VPN Reviews and Things You Will To ensure privacy, it is advisable to be sure you have got a

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Wake Up With BWW 4/25: BEETLEJUICE Opens, Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning, BroadwayWorld First, we'd like to wish a happy opening to Beetlejuice, which officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 25

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Antique lovers rejoice: Transcontinental railroad antique to be displayed at Grass Valley Old West Show

Dust off your 10-gallon hat and pack up your grandma’s priceless collectables: The Grass Valley Old West Show will be offering visitors a trip through American history May 10 and … Click…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Critic’s Notebook: A Radical Moment in American Theater and Beyond by Wesley Morris

A cadre of writers making fierce, fearless theater that plays by its own rules.

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How These Black Playwrights Are Challenging American Theater by Michael Paulson and Nicole Herrington

Jackie Sibblies Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu and Jordan E. Cooper, on influences, gatekeepers and helping “the young black theater nerd find work that looks like them.”

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Critic’s Notebook: Broadway on Race: Still More Likely to Comfort Than Confront by Ben Brantley

While electrifying new plays challenged their audiences, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and colorblind musicals catered to the crowds.

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Dave Samuels, RIP by Artsjournal1

A Grammy award winner, Samuels was best known for more than three decades as a member of the crossover jazz-fusion band Spyro Gyra. – Doug Ramsey

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René Char on Rebirth and Phantoms by Artsjournal1

Two short excerpts taken from Char’s WWII writings. One concerns a walnut tree; the other speaks about the phantoms of our “empirical souls.” Why post them? And why now? Read them. –…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Working-class actors no more disadvantaged today than 40 years ago – report by Matthew Hemley

Working-class people today are no more disadvantaged when it comes to accessing jobs in the arts than they were almost 40 years

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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DISRUPTING THE PRESS by Joe Dziemianowicz

James Graham’s bracing play about tabloid journalism is full of terrific performances and excitement.

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Richard Jordan: RSC’s embracing of understudy performances shows it has come a long way by Richard Jordan

One of the greatest pleasures of theatregoing is stumbling upon something unexpected that can blindside you on an idle Friday afternoon. A

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Beetlejuice by JK

Today we celebrate the 5 cast members of Beetlejuice who are making their official Broadway debut tonight.Congratulations to everyone making their dreams come true! Here's to great reviews…

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Review Roundup: INK Opens On Broadway- See What The Critics Are Saying! by Review Roundups

Manhattan Theatre Clubpresents the American premiere of Ink, written by Olivier Award winner James Grahamand directed by two-time Olivier Award winner, Tony and BAFTA Award nominee Almeida T…

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Photo Coverage: The Stars Hit The Red Carpet For Opening Night Of TOOTSIE! - Part 1 by Walter McBride

Tootsie officially opened last night, April 23 BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos of all the red carpet action below

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Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIVE Extends Run And Announces Creative Team by BroadwayWorld

Due to popular demand, the Broadway bound production of Tea at Five, starring Academy Award-winner Faye Dunaway as Katharine Hepburn, will extend its run in Boston. The Matthew Lombardo play…

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Photo Coverage: The Stars Hit The Red Carpet For Opening Night Of TOOTSIE! - Part 2 by Walter McBride

Tootsie officially opened last night, April 23 BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos of all the red carpet action below

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Robert Pattinson on fame, sci-fi and avoiding the Hollywood machine

The actor who shot to fame in the ‘Twilight’ saga now stars in French director Claire Denis’s movie ‘High Life’

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In Milan, designers are going mad for Medusa

Powerful, mighty and full of drama — goddesses, Greek myths and the muses were all the rage at this year’s Salone del Mobile

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Eduardo Chillida’s sculpture park reopens in Spain

Chillida Leku, the artist’s project in the Basque hills, was thrown a lifeline by mega-gallery Hauser & Wirth

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Leonard Cohen — an engrossing but often vexing hagiography

‘A Crack in Everything’ is less about the artist than the adoration he inspires

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It’s Showtime: New Broadway Musical Beetlejuice Opens April 25 by Ryan McPhee

Alex Timbers directs the stage adaptation of the Tim Burton film.

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Tony Winner Victoria Clark Is a Lady in the Dark April 25–27 at New York City Center by Andrew Gans

The MasterVoices production is directed and conducted by Tony winner Ted Sperling.

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