Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Romeo and Juliet (Garrick Theatre)

Kenneth Branagh's penultimate show in his West End season has Richard Madden and Lily James as the star crossed lovers

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Romeo and Juliet, Garrick Theatre by Marianka Swain

Trouble remembering in which country Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers cross paths? Branagh’s panting paean to Fellini will sort you out. Stylish as a monochromatic Vogue spread, and as …

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Everyman Theatre invites public to observe 'Streetcar'-'Salesman' set changeover by Tim Smith

It was ambitious enough of Everyman Theatre to tackle two classics of the American stage, "Death of a Salesman" and "A Streetcar Named Desire," rotating in repertory. But the company upped t…

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Jessica Lange: Tony Awards win for ‘Long Day’s Journey’ would make her newest Triple Crown champ by Robert Pius

We are predicting that Jessica Lange will win the Tony Award for Best Actress (Play) for her heartbreaking performance as the drug-addicted Mary Tyrone in Eugene O’Neill‘s R…

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[WATCH] James Corden vs. Anne Hathaway rap battle on ‘Late Late Show’ by Paul Sheehan

Anne Hathaway prevailed in her rap battle with James Corden in the “Drop the Mic” sketch from his late night talker Tuesday (watch above). She had stopped by to promote her upco…

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Fatherhood is tested in 'Foreclosure' at Greenway Court by F. Kathleen Foley

Playwright Raymond J. Barry straddles the naturalistic and the mannered in “Foreclosure or Yelling at Women Walking Their Dogs,” a new play closing this week at the Greenway Court Theatr…

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11 Tony Award Records to Beat

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” the hip-hop retelling of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s life, became the most nominated production in Tony …

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Hadestown vs. The Total Bent (or) The Importance of a Good Book by Rolando Teco

In the past week I happened to see two musicals built in similar ways -- HADESTOWN at NYTW and THE TOTAL BENT at The Public. One really grabbed me, whipped me around, shook me up and...

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ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved' by Michael Dale

The Tony-nominated playwright addresses the emerging female artists who will follow her.

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‘Paramour’ Lands On 42nd Street, One Small Step For Broadway, One Giant Leap For Cirque Du Soleil, Inc. – Review by Jeremy Gerard

The lovestruck heart doesn’t merely leap in Paramour. It flips, flies, frolics, flits, flounces, trips to the moon on gossamer wings, beats like a boogie and jumps like a bean —…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Tuck Everlasting’ to close on Broadway by Melanie Dostis

This children’s book Broadway adaptation is not everlasting.

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Shakespeare First Folio fetches $2.75 million at auction

LONDON (AP) -- Copies of the first four editions of William Shakespeare's plays - dubbed the "Holy Grail of publishing" by Christie's auction house…

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Meet David Korins, the man behind the look of 'Hamilton' by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- When you see the Broadway smash "Hamilton" - if you're lucky enough to see it, that is - you should know that something important quietly h…

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Report: Magic Kingdom world's top theme park, drawing 20M by Terrance Harris

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Disney World's Magic Kingdom continues to be the top amusement park draw in the world with 20.5 million visitors in 2015, according to a report released…

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Review: 'Rock of Ages' a totally awesome musical full of 1980s big-hair hits by Karen D'Souza

Bust out the lighters! Center Repertory Company scores with the 1980s jukebox musical 'Rock of Ages,' which plays at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center through June 25.

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Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera Had a Diva-Off on The Voice (Sans Whitney’s Hologram) by Dee Lockett

How would the world have reacted to a Christina Aguilera and holographic Whitney Houston duet on The Voice finale? Well, we'll never know because Whitney's estate scrapped the whole stunt, f…

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Review: Tug of War – Foreign Fire (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) by Scotty Zacher

Chicago Shakespeare's *Tug of War* boasts a stunning ensemble and top-notch design and live music. Despite all of its strengths, however, Tug of War doesn’t quite work - it has a very spec…

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Hamilton's Rory O'Malley by Broadway.com

Hamilton's Rory O'Malley drops by Broadway.com HQ to chat with Paul Wontorek.

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Sam Harris is ‘HAM-ing’ It Up to Crowd Fund His Musical Memoir by Tracey Paleo

“Crowdfunding is the way we fund art now. For someone who has a dream, that wants to be a storyteller, or wants to invent something, or bring something new to the world, it’s is the most…

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Alice at the Pallas: "Lost in Wonderland" by Sara Dabney Tisdale

Pallas Theatre Collective, a 2016 nominee for the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theater Company, has been cultivating new musicals since 2010. The company subscribes to a two-y…

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THE TOTAL BENT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

In Passing Strange, the 2007 Off-Broadway musical (that moved to Broadway the following year), Stew, who coauthored the show with Heidi Rodewald, told the story of a young black man several …

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PARAMOUR - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

On paper, Paramour sounds like a billion-dollar idea.

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Excerpt: ‘The Father”

Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson in a scene from the revival of Strindberg’s play, from Theater for a New Audience.

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Romeo and Juliet, The Garrick Theatre, London: Teenage high drama, but Kenneth Branagh's show never plumbs the full depths of tragedy by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

The setting of 1950s Verona is mucho, mucho Italiano, but it also proves an effective backdrop for the star-crossed lovers

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Both causes to take cover, The Model Apartment and The Testament of Mary don’t reveal enough by Robert Cushman

On The Harold Green Theatre's The Model Apartment and the Young Centre's The Testament of Mary

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Review: Peer Gynt

Tony-winning director John Doyle helms Henrik Ibsen's infamous picaresque.

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The Sol Project Launches in Partnership with Rattlestick, The Public & More by BroadwayWorld

The Sol Project is a New York-based theater initiative, founded by Artistic Director Jacob G. Padron with a collective of actors, directors and producers, to help raise the visibility of Lat…

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Review Roundup: Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR Opens on Broadway - Updating Live! by Review Roundups

Tonight, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical celebrates the opening of Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR, the organization's first show created specifically for Broadway at Lyric Theatre.

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STAGE TUBE: Peter Scolari Talks CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY & More on NEW YORK LIVE by Stage Tube

Star of Broadway's WICKED and HBO's GIRLS, Peter Scolari, will soon take part in the June performances of Celebrity Biography. In anticipation, the actor stopped by NEW YORK LIVE - check out…

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Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Sophia Howes

Roman Holiday: The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare Theatre Company According to scholar Jonathan Bate, “‘Shakespeare’ may be thought of as a vast collection of games…[some] games …

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Are London Critics Spoiled? Is The National Theatre Taking Revenge? by Michael Dale

More discussion on the issue of limiting critics to one comp ticket instead of two.

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Nicole Kidman to Adapt Off-Broadway Vampire Drama ‘Cuddles’ by Justin Kroll

Nicole Kidman and her shingle, Blossom Films, has optioned the film rights to the Off-Broadway vampire drama “Cuddles.” Penned by playwright Joseph Wilde, the thriller examines …

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Drones Make Theater, Not War in Broadway ‘Paramour’ by Gordon Cox

In Cirque du Soleil’s first Broadway show, “Paramour,” it’s not just the acrobats who take flight. It’s the lampshades. In a romantic moment when two characters…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ making the jump to Broadway by Mark Kennedy | ap

“Dear Evan Hansen,” a musical about growing up in the age of social media, will make the jump to Broadway this November.

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Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Shrew’: An all-male muddle by Peter Marks

D.C.’s leading classical company stages an all-too-busy version of a controversial play.

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I Interview Playwrights Part 841: Padraic Lillis by Adam Szymkowicz

Padraic Lillis Hometown: Fairport, NY Current Town: Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY Q:  Tell me about Hope You Get To Eleven or ... A:  The full title is: Hope You Get To Eleven or …

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Hark! David Josefsberg & James Gleason Will Join Sean Hayes for An Act of God on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Meet God’s new little helpers! Broadway alum David Josefsberg and James Gleason will join Sean Hayes for the return of An Act of God. The two will play Archangels Michael and Gabriel, …

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Review: ‘The Tear Drinkers,’ Where There’s Little to Separate People and Aliens by Alexis Soloski

The performer, playwright, composer and director Mike Iveson has preoccupied himself with what makes us human in his new sci-fi song cycle, at the Kitchen.

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Michael Urie hosts the Drama Desk Awards, June 5 by Westport Country Playhouse

By Don RebarAssociate Director of MarketingBefore his arrival in Westport, Buyer & Cellar star Michael Urie (TV's "Ugly Betty" & "The Good Wife") will host this year's Drama Desk Awa…

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Memoirs of an Usher by Westport Country Playhouse

By Marilyn HardingFriend of the PlayhouseAs I was growing up the Westport Country Playhouse was an otherworldly place. And how lucky was I?The one time cow barn, re-purposed in the 1930’s …

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Playhouse Alums nominated for 2016 Tony Awards by Westport Country Playhouse

By Pat Blaufuss, Public Relations Manager &Bruce Miller, Company ManagerRecently, nominees for the 70th annual Tony Awards for excellence on Broadway were announced and several familiar …

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Bank of America Supports the Arts by Westport Country Playhouse

By Charlie NorkIndividual Giving ManagerA special thanks to our Art/Red in repcorporate production sponsors, Bank of America.If you’ve been to the Playhouse to see Art or Red (or both!) th…

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A View from Islington North, Arts Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Is there any point to political satire? The great thing about the glory years of this genre in, say, the early 1960s was that the jokes punctured people’s deepest held beliefs in a deferen…

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The Muny sets off to see the Wizard in grand style by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Special events will be part of 'Oztravaganza' at the theater in Forest Park

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Theater News: The Lobbyists to Perform Songs From SeaWife at Rockwood Music Hall

The one-night-only concert will feature music from the Drama Desk-nominated musical.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV: Keep it Cool with a Performance Preview from Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY! by Tv - On The Road

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernsteinand Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mar…

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Andrew Rannells, Rachel Bay Jones & James Lecesne to Join Frank DiLella for 'SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS' at Birdland, 6/6 by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella will return to the Birdland stage with the fifth episode of his new talk show, 'Show Bi…

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Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Honored at John Jay College Educating for Justice Gala by BroadwayWorld

The annual Educating for Justice gala sponsored by the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees raised over 800,000 gross - a record amount - and drew 325 friends and supporters of the …

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TWITTER WATCH: Ten Terrific Tweets From Central Park's Shakespeare Raccoon by Michael Dale

This lovable raccoon has been making guest appearances at the Delacorte Theater for many summers.

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Audra McDonald, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for Covenant House's A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS Benefit by BroadwayWorld

Stars from Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin, Shuffle Along, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Cinderella, Spring Awakening and more to perform for - and with - Covenant House kids at Jazz at Lincoln Center's…

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Heads To Broadway For November Bow by Jeremy Gerard

Award-winning new musical Dear Evan Hansen, which world premiered at Arena Stage in Washington, DC this past summer and will wrap its New York premiere at Second Stage this Sunday, is headed…

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Odds & Ends: Hamilton Goes Platinum, Disney Eyes Live Action Little Mermaid & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Hamilton Goes Platinum As we all know by now, history has its eyes on Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s enormous hit tun…

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Superstar Soprano Barbara Cook, Drag Diva Charles Busch & More Head to Feinstein's/54 Below by Ryan McPhee

June is (almost) bustin’ out all over, and Feinstein’s 54 Below is the place to be to catch bustin’ buds, rombin’ rivers and ev’ry little wheel that wheels besi…

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MJ Rodriguez & More Set for Encores! Off-Center's Runaways at City Center by Ryan McPhee

MJ Rodriguez will return to the New York stage to appear in the previously announced Encores! Off-Center production of Runaways. Joining her are a handful of young actors—some Broadway…

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Incognito Scribe Nick Payne on Being ‘Mr. Science Playwright' & Why It’s Healthy Not to Be Interested in Theater by Beth Stevens

British playwright Nick Payne made a splash on Broadway in 2015 with Constellations, an entertaining piece about quantum physics that starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. The scribe, who…

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Benj Pasek & Justin Paul's Dear Evan Hansen Will Head to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Dear Evan Hansen has sent a letter to Broadway! Broadway.com has confirmed that the musical, with a book by Steven Levenson, lyrics by Benj Pasek and music by Justin Paul, will hit the Great…

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Something's Coming, Something Good! Get a First Look at Matt Doyle & More in Paper Mill Playhouse's West Side Story by Broadway.com

The Jets and Sharks are rolling into New Jersey! Matt Doyle, Belinda Allyn and the rest of the West Side Story cast performed for the press on May 25. The Paper Mill Playhouse revival of Art…

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The Broadway.com Show: Cynthia Erivo Crosses the Finish Line! Sweet News for Sutton Foster! Wicked's Next Elphaba! by Broadway.com

In this week's episode, we have news about Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity, David Hyde Pierce in Hello, Dolly!, new casting in Wicked and Chicago and a luminous shot of Eclipsed star Lupi…

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Watch Matt Doyle, Belinda Allyn, Natalie Cortez & More in Rehearsal for Paper Mill Playhouse's West Side Story by Broadway.com

Watch the cast of West Side Story, starting June 1 at Paper Mill Playhouse, in action!

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See Tituss Burgess and Marissa Jaret Winokur Workshop Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along by Hannah Vine

Michael Arden concluded a week of research and development for the new production of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along at The Wallis.

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Phoebe Berglund’s Rite of Spring @ Orgy Park by Katie Dean

When we are dancing are we working?

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'Dear Evan Hansen' is Broadway bound by Peter Marks

Already garnering awards, the musical by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson is headed to the big time.

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to Move to Broadway by Michael Paulson

The musical, about a teenager with social anxiety, will be produced on Broadway by Stacey Mindich, and is scheduled to begin performances in November.

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Theater News: Dear Evan Hansen Announces Broadway Transfer

The acclaimed new musical will head to the Great White Way.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Off-Broadway Hit Dear Evan Hansen Announces Broadway Transfer by Robert Viagas

The musical will bow in November.

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Theater News: Sophia Anne Caruso, Aidan Gemme, MJ Rodriguez, and More Set for Runaways

Elizabeth Swados' musical will be presented by Encores! Off-Center.

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Cal in Camo by Darryl Reilly

Playwright William Francis Hoffman offers a quirky, weirdly compelling if not totally satisfying take on contemporary American life. Mr. Hoffman’s dialogue is richly expressive bordering …

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Nick Cearley in '...AND THEN I WROTE...' at Feinstein's/54 Below by Stage Tube

Nick Cearleyrecently brought'...And Then I Wrote A Song About It' in Concert, presented at FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club,on May 13. Check out videos from the evening below

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STAGE TUBE: Meet the Diverse 'Wolfpack' of Encores! Off-Center's RUNAWAYS - MJ Rodriguez, Sophia Anne Caruso & More! by Stage Tube

New York City Center today announced the cast of the Encores Off-Center production of Runaways, Elizabeth Swados' landmark musical about the stories, fears, and fantasies of runaway children…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Constantine Maroulis & More in Second Stage's FRIEND ART by BroadwayWorld

Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2016 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger. FRIEND ART will feature ZOE CHAO, AARON COSTA GANIS,…

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Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall! by BroadwayWorld

Second Stage Theatre's Dear Evan Hansen might wrap its sold-out run Off-Broadway this weekend, but audiences haven't seen the last of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's hit musical.

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Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Maulik Pancholy, Telly Leung & More Celebrate Opening of STC's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by BroadwayWorld

Shakespeare Theatre CompanySTC presentsEd Sylvanus Iskandar's bold new interpretation of Shakespeare'sThe Taming of the Shrew,featuring the music ofDuncan Sheik,which opened last nightinSTC'…

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Abbey Theatre’s Acclaimed Quietly to Play Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Irish Repertory Theatre is teaming up with The Public Theater to present the U.S. premiere of the award-winning production.

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Encores! Casts Its Runaways by Olivia Clement

Lazarus star Sophia Anne Caruso is among the diverse cast of Runaways, Elizabeth Swados' musical about child runaways.

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News: Mike Schliefer named Managing Director of the Alliance Theatre by Artsatl Staff

Mike Schleifer has been promoted to the old of Managing Director at the Alliance Theatre after acting as the organization’s General Manager since March 2014. “I’m flattered and humbled…

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Get a First Look at West Side Story Starring Matt Doyle

Alex Sanchez will reproduce the original Jerome Robbins choreography for Paper Mill Playhouse\u2019s production of West Side Story. Belinda Allyn and Matt Doyle will play the iconic star-cro…

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Photo Flash Exclusive: New Look at Dance Thriller JEKYLL & HYDE at the Old Vic by Roy Tan

New dance thriller JEKYLL amp HYDE is now playing at the Old Vic, with press night tomorrow. It's devised, directed and choreographed byDrew McOnie, inspired byRobert LouisStevenson's The St…

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Photos! Go Inside Rehearsals for Paper Mill’s West Side Story by Monica Simoes

Take a first look at Matt Doyle, Belinda Allyn and the cast in rehearsal for Paper Mill’s West Side Story.

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7 Most Jaw-Dropping Videos of 2016 So Far by Mark Beech

Coldplay’s “Up & Up” – arguably more inventive than the music – is just the latest in a run of jaw-dropping videos this year.The surreal video, shot through with the band’s e…

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Interview with Diana Oh by HowlRound

By Corey Ruzicano. Cory Ruzicano interviews performance artist Diana Oh, the first in a series of interviews with artists and the battles they chose to fight.

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Has Keith Chegwin been stealing comedians' jokes on Twitter? | James Kettle by James Kettle

The standup community's displeasure at Cheggers recycling gags online shows how comedy's rulebook has changedOh, Cheggers. His career has taken some pretty unlikely turns (if not hairpin ben…

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'Chicago' coming to Drury Lane Theatre next year by Morgan Greene

Come springtime next year, Drury Lane Theatre will be the first local company to produce "Chicago" in decades, the Oak Brook Terrace-based theater announced Wednesday. Rights for the city's …

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Brighton Fringe Review: The Book Binder, Sweet Dukebox by Ellen Carr

The first piece of theatre I ever saw was The Snowman and it was the magic of seeing someone flying on stage that drew me in to theatre. I still love the magic of theatre, but it isn’t the…

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Review: Blue/Orange, Young Vic by Rob Ellis

Whoever commissioned Blue/Orange’s revival at The Young Vic is an evil genius. Has there ever been a more appropriate piece of theatre to represent today’s political scene? Two waring pa…

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Odyssey Theatre Hit by Claim for Back-Wages by Steven Leigh Morris

by STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS fuel to the long-simmering fire over whether actors working under the 99-Seat Theater Plan are “volunteers,” “independent contractors” or “employees,” …

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Video: Our theatre critic shares his best bets for the Startford Festival

The Globe and Mail's theatre critic, J. Kelly Nestruck, shares his top four picks for this year's Stratford festival

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THEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This Weekend by TV News Desk

An all-new edition of THEATER TALK shines the spotlight on Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Mu…

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Jeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight Gala by BroadwayWorld

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today that the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala will be held on June 13 at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This year's ho…

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Photo Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at Th by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-nominee Michael Arden has just concluded a weeklong research and development session led by Broadway and television star Tituss Burgess, Tony Award-winners Steve Kazeeand Marissa …

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VIDEO: Sean Hayes Reveals What It's Like Playing The Lord in AN ACT OF GOD by TV News Desk

On this morning's TODAY, Sean Hayes stopped by to talk about the Broadway comedy AN ACT OF GOD, where he plays himself inhabited by God.

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Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997 by Michael Dale

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life.

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Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to be Inducted Into Oklahoma Hall of Fame by BroadwayWorld

Seven outstanding Oklahomans have been selected for induction into the 89th class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, including Tony winner Kelli O'Hara. These accomplished Oklahomans will join th…

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Theater News: Quietly to Be Coproduced by Irish Rep and the Public Theater

Owen McCafferty's historical play will make its U.S. premiere.

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The Sol Project Launches to Increase Visibility of Latina/o Writers by American Theatre Editors

The initiative will partner with Off-Broadway and resident theatres to produce new work from 12 Latina/o playwrights.

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Merrily Workshop Featured Tituss Burgess, Steve Kazee and Marissa Jaret Winokur by Andrew Gans

Michael Arden directed the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical.

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Thespis Theater Festival Sets Dates and Prizes by Olivia Clement

The three-month-long festival and competition will kick off July 11.

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Karen Malpede Imagines a Better World in ‘The Beekeeper’s Daughter’ by American Theatre Editors

Known for plays that call out social injustice, the ecofeminist writer returns to an earlier, more hopeful work---but she hasn't lost her sting.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Daphne’s Dive by Joel Benjamin

Although Quiara Alegría Hudes’ "Daphne’s Dive" follows the lives of seven fascinating people for whom Daphne’s North Philly bar is their true home, it is no "Cheers" and definitely no…

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Livestreaming The 2016 Great Plains Theatre Conference Open Panels—Omaha, Nebraska—Sun, May 29 to Thurs, June 2 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. The Great Plains Theatre Conference livestreams from Omaha, Nebraska on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday, May 29 to Thu…

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The Merry Death of Robin Hood (review) played at DC Reynolds bar by Alan Katz

Some of the oldest stories still extant of the adventures of legendary outlaw Robin Hood are songs about his untimely demise, a metaphor-rich ballad about honor and being laid back in Englis…

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Playwrights Come Together at Cape May Stage for Symposium by American Theatre Editors

For the weeklong event at the New Jersey theatre, master, emerging, and mid-career writers learned from each other.

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Free Materials from Groupon by Bt

Groupon has some materials that are part of a themed lunch/meeting/sitting area that they'd like to donate. They call the area the Enchanted Forest, and its basically a bunch large format l…

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Nicole Kidman to Bring Off-Broadway Vampire Drama CUDDLES to Big Screen by Movies News Desk

Nicole Kidman has optioned the film rights to playwright Joseph Wilde's off-Broadway vampire-themed drama CUDDLES via her shingle Blossom Films.

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Tony Nominee Daveed Diggs Talks Going from 'Homeless to HAMILTON' by TV News Desk

HAMILTON star Daveed Diggs has come a long way from his days as a struggling artist, when he first arrived in New York almost 12 years ago.

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Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards Celebrate This Season's Stunning Debuts! by Walter McBride

Earlier this week, The Theatre World Awards celebrated this year'sOutstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance honorees. Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist,Peter Fili…

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski by Walter McBride

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from…

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See Shohreh Aghdashloo Take On White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Monica Simoes

Playing Monday nights, the rotating cast performs a play sealed inside an envelope.

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STAGE TUBE: Head Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME; Album Out in June! by Stage Tube

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me from Roundabout Theatre Companyin digital formats on Friday, June 10, with physica…

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VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue by BroadwayWorld

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwar…

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Tony Nominee Geneva Carr, 'Daredevil' Star Charlie Cox Go 'Incognito' by Robert Kahn

Even with a cameo by Albert Einstein's pickled hippocampus, the writer's latest American premiere, a drama about memory and identity, is missing a sense of wonder.

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Remembering Beth Howland in LI'L ABNER, COMPANY and on The Tony Awards by Michael Dale

Before playing the ultimate nervous bride in COMPANY, Howland was an ensemble member of several Broadway musicals.

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‘Tuck Everlasting’ to Close May 29 on Broadway by Melanie Spiegel

Tuck Everlasting will not live up to its name. The musical about a family of immortals will close at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after a relatively short run of 28 previews and 29 regular per…

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For Fleet Week: Several Slapsticks With Sailors & Sailing by Trav S.D.

It’s Fleet Week in New York as of this morning — and this reminded me that there’s many a classic comedy involving ships, sailors and sailing. And so here’s a selecti…

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Opening Tonight on Broadway: ‘Cirque du Soleil Paramour’ by Melanie Spiegel

Paramour, Cirque du Soleil’s first show created specifically for the Broadway stage, opens today at the Lyric Theater. Set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Paramour will combine a tradition…

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Sol Project Aims to ‘Create a New Canon’ of Latino Theater by Joshua Barone

“Alligator,” a play by Hilary Bettis, a staff writer for the TV series “The Americans,” will kick off the initiative in November.

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Remembering Beth Howland by Matthew Wexler

Fans of 1970s and 80s sitcoms will remember Beth Howland as Linda Lavin’s ditzy co-worker, Vera, on the hit series Alice. Howland died on December 31, 2015, but the actress’s h…

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Review: Synchronicity’s “Diary of a Madman” reveals a descent with sly, dark humor by Andrew Alexander

The most unreliable of unreliable narrators is one who can’t actually distinguish truth from fiction. So it is with Poprishchin, who famously loses his grip on reality in the great Russian…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Meet David Korins, The Man Behind The Look Of ‘Hamilton’ by Cbskapost

Korins' work in opera, film, concerts, theater and TV ranges from sleek, hyper-minimalist to homey and crafty. People tend to call him when the job is going to be hard, as in lots of locatio…

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Review: Ireland 100: ‘Tiny Plays for Ireland and America’ by Fishamble: The New Play Company by Robert Michael Oliver

Fishamble: The New Play Company opened its “Tiny Plays for Ireland and America” last night as part of Ireland 100. Act I consisted of 20 short, Irish plays in 90 minutes, and eac…

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Music News: She Loves Me Announces Release Date for Broadway Cast Album

The Broadway show stars Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, and Jane Krakowski.

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Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski, Leslie Odom Jr., and More Toast Creative Arts Tony Nominees

Designers get an evening of celebration at the Lambs Club.

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Theater News: New York Musical Festival Announces Complete 2016 Lineup

This year's Grand Jury included Michael Cerveris, Donna Lynne Champlin, Santino Fontana, and more.

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Heidi Chronicles still has something to say: review by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Michelle Monteith and Soulpepper ensemble excel in this production of Wendy Wasserstein's feminist play.

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Alliance Theatre Appoints Mike Schleifer Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

Schleifer will transition from his role as general manager, which he has held since 2014.

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See Broadway Faves Toast the 2016 Tony Creative Arts Nominees! by Lindsey Sullivan

Click through our gallery to see the attendees of the 2016 Tony Creative Arts toast!

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Make a Joyful Noise! The Color Purple Director John Doyle Presented with Sardi's Caricature by Lindsey Sullivan

The Color Purple director John Doyle was honored with a Sardi's portrait on May 24. Click through our gallery to see the stars who stepped out to celebrate!

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Charlie Cox, Geneva Carr & the Cast of Nick Payne's Incognito Celebrate Their Off-Broadway Opening by Lindsey Sullivan

Let the mind games begin! Charlie Cox, Heather Lind, Geneva Carr and Morgan Spector play a whopping 21 characters between the four of them in Incognito, which opened at Manhattan Theatre Clu…

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Terry Kinney Will Direct Arthur Miller’s The Price on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The 2016-17 Great White Way season is shaping up! Terry Kinney, the co‐founder of Steppenwolf, will helm a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Price. …

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City Stories: Tales of Love and Magic in London by Ryan Mikita

A seamless production in many ways, James Phillips’ latest is nothing short of ambitious, and Rosabella Gregory’s music is the perfect companion. Thoughtful and engaging, the enchanting …

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Aliens Meet Star Trek by Rino16

As if Star Trek didn’t already have enough characters to keep up with, “Star Trek Beyond” will have about 50 different kinds of aliens walking around on the ship. There is …

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The Obies Predict Broadway’s Bright Future by Patrick Pacheco

The theater season is now awash in awards, some silly and some significant. Among the latter are the Obies, created in 1955 by the Village Voice, to honor Off-Broadway. They were announced o…

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Review: The Night Watch (Royal Exchange, Manchester)

Hattie Naylor's adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel runs until June 18

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Back on Broadway: Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’ to Be Revived Next Winter by Michael Paulson

A man sorts through his past as he goes through his childhood furniture in this work, which will be directed by Terry Kinney.

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People You Should Know . . . Jessica Angleskhan by Zack Calhoon

Jessica Angleskhan, a longtime Friend of Flux, is thrilled to be performing in her second full-length production with this incredible group of artists.  Past Flux work includes Tamar in…

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Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's! by Walter McBride

Just yesterday,THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning directorJohn Doyle was joined by somespecial guests, as Sardi's unveiledhis caricature, whichjoins the historic collection on the restaur…

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Full Cast Announced for The Muny's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Starring Robert Petkoff, Jen Cody & More by BroadwayWorld

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Young Frankenstein directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and music directed by Charlie Alterman.

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels by Walter McBride

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from…

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In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards! by Walter McBride

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride

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Laurel?Harris, Rob Marnell and More Join Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Concert in NYC to Fight HB2 Law, 6/13 by BroadwayWorld

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composersStephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices …

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Dramatists Guild Releases Statement on HAMILTON Producers' Profit-Sharing Deal with Cast by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the producers of Hamilton recently struck a profit-sharing deal with members of the original cast, ensuring that those who've been with the production s…

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UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out by BroadwayWorld

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out

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Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Will Arrive on Broadway Next Spring; Steppenwolf's Terry Kinney Set to Direct by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director has just announceda new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf cofounder Terry Kinney.

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West End's Kids Week Announces Schedule by BroadwayWorld

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative, returns for the whole of August 2016, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children.

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Terry Kinney will direct 'The Price' on Broadway by Morgan Greene

Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder Terry Kinney will direct Arthur Miller's "The Price" on Broadway next spring, Roundabout Theatre Company announced Wednesday. In Miller's 1968 drama, t…

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Character Creation: Sarah Charles Lewis Reveals How She Created Tuck Everlasting's Winnie Foster

Tuck Everlasting leading lady Sarah Charles Lewis shares the building blocks she used to create her character.

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Review: Superb cast, sharp dialogue mark Horizon’s “City of Conversation” by Jim Farmer

Anthony Giardina’s The City of Conversation is a period piece not only for its era (the play starts in the late Seventies), but for its fond recollection of a time when Republicans and Dem…

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Broadway’s Miller Time Continues With Roundabout Revival Of ‘The Price’ by Jeremy Gerard

Broadway’s Arthur Miller revivalfest continues next season with the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Arthur Miller's 1968 drama The Price, directed by Steppenwolf co-founder T…

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Terry Kinney to Helm Arthur Miller’s The Price On Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Roundabout Theatre Company staging will begin in February 2017.

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Theater News: Arthur Miller's The Price to Return to Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company will mount a revival of the 1968 family drama.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Tickets Now On Sale to See Daniel Radcliffe in Privacy Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Tickets are now available to catch five-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Daniel Radcliffe's return to the New York stage! The Harry Potter star is set to lead Privacy, a ne…

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Willkommen! Go Behind the Scenes of Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-Winning Cabaret Tour by Broadway.com

Leave your troubles outside! Get an exclusive backstage sneak peek at Roundabout Theatre Company's award-winning touring production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret.

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Photos! Theatre World Awards 2016 Winners by Hannah Vine

The 72nd annual ceremony was held May 23 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

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Happy to Help to premiere at Park Theatre in London by Matthew Hemley

A play discovered through a development scheme at the Park Theatre in north London is to receive its world premiere at the

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Jake Gyllenhaal's Sunday in the Park with George Sells Out by Andrew Gans

The stage and screen star will portray the artist Georges Seurat in a concert version of the Sondheim musical.

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Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Rita McKenzie Attends Pre-Tony Party with Men of HAMILTON by BroadwayWorld

The fabulous Rita McKenzie, star of the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, recently attended a pre-Tony bash thrown by the HAMILTON company. Here she is celebrating their whopping 16 nom…

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Their Recent History: A Video Overview of 2016’s Best Original Score Tony Nominees by Mark Ezovski

Look back at some recent videos from the new musicals nominated for Best Original Score.

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Max Von Essen Among Stars Performing at the BREATHLESS ON BROADWAY?Benefit at Sardi's Restaurant by Marianka Swain

OnMonday, June 6th, 2016, many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension PH at the 2nd annual breathless on Broadwaybenefit at Sardi's Restaurant,…

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VIDEO: Broadway Goes 'Live' This Spring with Facebook Streaming by BroadwayWorld

People all over the world are going live this spring. That's thanks to Facebook Live- which allows users to interact with viewers in real time. That means celebrities can answer our burning …

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Ian McKellen Decries India's Anti-Gay Law by BroadwayWorld

According to the HollywoodReporter.com, Ian McKellen used his first visit to India to bring attention to gay rights in a country where homosexuality is a criminal offense.

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Photo Coverage: Broadway Toasts the 2016 Creative Arts Tony Nominees! by Jessica Fallon Gordon

Just yesterday, the Tony Awards toasted this year's creative arts nominees- the many designers, directors, and choreographerswho made this theatre season sparkle. Below, BroadwayWorld brings…

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UPDATE: Kickstarter Donations To Fund Deaf West SPRING AWAKENING's Tony Performance Pass $40K by Michael Dale

The Los Angeles-based company needs 200K to cover the costs of performing from their nominated revival on the telecast.

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HBO’s All the Way starring Bryan Cranston (review) by Tim Treanor

So — all right, you missed All the Way at Arena Stage and you are forced to your TV as a consolation prize. I’m here to tell you that as consolation prizes go, this is a pretty g…

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The Cecilia Chorus of New York with Orchestra: Ludwig van Beethoven, Missa Solemnis, Op. 123 by Jean Ballard Terepka

Price, Bottoms, Richardson and Courville are all strong, clear singers; they were well matched in this performance, alert to each other's pacing and responsive to each other's sensibilities.…

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Theater Interview (San Antonio): Roberto Prestigiacomo, Director of “14” coming to AtticRep by Kurt Gardner

  AtticRep‘s Producing Artistic Director talks about the company’s ambitious new production, set to make its world premiere in June. San Antonio’s AtticRep

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Hull announces £3m Lottery partnership for UK City of Culture by Georgia Snow

Hull’s 2017 UK City of Culture programme has announced a £3 million partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund. HLF has become a

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Arts Council overhauls leadership structure by David Hutchison

Arts Council England is to change the structure of its governing board, splitting its deputy chief executive position into two separate roles.

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'Hamilton' ticket flap has some crying foul at Broadway in Chicago by Chris Jones

Some Broadway in Chicago subscribers are up in arms — as once was Alexander Hamilton. This contemporary duel is over season subscribers' inability to purchase additional tickets to the Chi…

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Whoopi Goldberg Visits The Woodsman by Monica Simoes

Whoopi Goldberg took a trip to see The Woodsman and greeted the cast onstage after the performance.

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My Favorite Song: Ruby Lewis of ‘Cirque du Soleil Paramour’ by Melanie Spiegel

Paramour transports you into a magical world in which musical theater and Cirque du Soleil make a love child. And you’re witnessing the most miraculous child. It’s so wonderful.  Also,…

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Audra McDonald, Will Swenson and Andrea Martin Join Martha’s Vineyard Season by Olivia Clement

The Broadway favorites join a star-studded line-up featuring Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams, Megan Hilty and more.

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14th Cappies Honors Scores of Students In Theater & Criticism by Bill Hirschman

The Critics’ Awards Program, or Cappies, recognizing outstanding achievement in high school theater at the 14th Annual Cappies Awards Gala were held Tuesday at the Broward Center for the P…

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End of Moving Walkway's LAUGHING MATTER To Premiere at King's Head Theatre by Marianka Swain

End of Moving Walkway presentsthe world premiere of LAUGHING MATTER at King's Head Theatre,playing 22 June-16 July with press nighton Tuesday 28 June.

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Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER by Marianka Swain

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directingThe Painkillerin the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season ofPlays at the Garrickwill, starting this aut…

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Nicole Kidman Nabs Film Rights to Off-Broadway Vampire Hit 'Cuddles' by Tatiana Siegel

Written by Brit newcomer Joseph Wilde, the play is described as a subversive take on the undead.read more

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Whodunnit REHEARSAL FOR MURDER Comes To Theatre Royal Glasgow by Marianka Swain

From the pen of the legendary award-winning writing team Richard Levinson and William Link, the creators of the unsurpassable mystery series Murder She Wrote and the award-winning TV detecti…

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What Commandment Would An Act of God Star Sean Hayes Add to the Sacred List? by Lindsey Sullivan

It's divine intervention! Will & Grace Emmy winner and stage and screen fave Sean Hayes will play the Big Man Upstairs in An Act of God, which begins previews on May 28 at the Booth …

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Revivals of The Dresser & The Miser Set for London's West End by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Two-time Olivier winner Griff Rhys Jones, Olivier winner Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith have been tapped for two new productions in the West End. Sean Foley is set to direct the revivals of …

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Comedy Review: Dave Chappelle keeps crowd in Munhall laughing on wide-ranging issues by Sean D. Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dave Chappelle is still funny. OK, not just funny but gut-busting funny. The kind of funny that has you laughing at and with him, and yourself, all at the same time.

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Watch Steve Martin and Carmen Cusack Discuss Bright Star by Andrew Gans

The creator and star of the new musical appeared on TV's CBS This Morning.

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Is the Small Opera House the Answer to the Decline of Opera? by Rino16

Large opera houses are having trouble filling their seats all over the world. Has opera become outdated – certainly not. The themes of love, sacrifice, and tragedy that permeate operas…

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Photo Flash: Stephen Trask, Gabriel Kahane, and More at Latest Public Forum Discussion

The event took place at the Public Theater.

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Just Announced: Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE by Todd Haimes

I am happy to announce the second show in the American Airlines Theatre next season. We will be producing Arthur Miller’s The Price, directed by Terry Kinney. Roundabout has a long history…

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Interviews: Natalie Dew: 'After Bend It Like Beckham I wondered if I could I play somebody else'

The actress on life after Bend It Like Beckham and her new play Human Animals

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If Broadway Were Run by Women by Vicki Salemi

If Kristen Anderson-Lopez had her way, the Great White Way would look a lot more family-friendly. She co-wrote Frozen's songs with her EGOT-winning husband, Robert Lopez (they’re the power…

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Tony Nominees Judy Kuhn & Emily Skeggs Return to FUN HOME Tonight! by BroadwayWorld

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhnrecently took leave from Broadway's FUN HOME to have hip surgery, and was replaced by Rebecca Luker while she was away. Tonight, May 25,she returns to t…

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Fuse Stage Review: In The Body of the World — Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Worlds by Bill Marx

This is a rich evening of theater because it takes up social and psychological problems that aren't ordinarily addressed on our stages.

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Palace Theatre plans Hogwarts-themed Harry Potter facade by Matthew Hemley

West End venue the Palace Theatre is seeking planning permission to give its facade a Harry Potter-themed overhaul. A planning application has

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London's Donmar staging all-female Shakespeare trilogy

LONDON (AP) -- London's small but powerful Donmar Warehouse is branching out - across town and across the Atlantic....

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Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored. by Amanda Hess

Actors like Daniel Dae Kim, Constance Wu, BD Wong and Aziz Ansari have become frank critics of their industry, calling out Hollywood for “whitewashing.”

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1970s Indie Film ‘Hester Street’ to be Adapted for Stage by Gordon Cox

Producers Michael Rabinowitz and Ira Deutchman have optioned the stage rights to the 1975 indie-film success “Hester Street,” planning to produce a New York theatrical adaptation…

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Which? report: Theatre tickets are sold illegally on secondary market by David Hutchison

Theatre tickets are being sold unlawfully by some secondary ticketing sites, new research has found. Seatwave, Viagogo, StubHub and GetMeIn! were among

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Broadway Actors Set for Muny Young Frankenstein by Andrew Gans

Performances begin in July.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Sardi's Caricature Unveiled!

On May 24, Hamilton and In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was honored at Sardi\u2019s Restaurant with his very own caricature portrait. Miranda\u2019s success makes it a no-brainer f…

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Roller Skating PUNKPLAY Gets UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse by Marianka Swain

Gregory S. Moss'sPUNKPLAY is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It's a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not fitting in all on roller skat…

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer + Animated Shot by Shot

Monday brought the launch of the teaser trailer for Disney's upcoming live action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, available here. It quickly set the Internet on fire, surpassing even the new Star …

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What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Trav S.D.

Happy National (and apparently International) Tap Dance Day!  One of the things I enjoy doing is reading criticism from outside the accustomed vineyards in which I generally toil. Which is …

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The Artist Co-op Launches With Pop-Up Event in New York by American Theatre Editors

The new organization plans to offer programs and services to support the performing arts community.

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Ian McKellen-Anthony Hopkins The Dresser Sets TV Broadcast Date by Andrew Gans

The Ronald Harwood drama will make its premiere May 30 on Starz.

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Photo Flash: Alan Alda Honored by Broadway's Best at World Science Festival Gala

The stars came out to salute the veteran actor.

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Obituaries: Beth Howland, Company's Original Amy, Dies at 74

The actress was known for her role as Vera Louise Gorman on the TV series Alice.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Disney Considering a Live-Action Remake of The Little Mermaid by Robert Viagas

The animated film musical was adapted to the Broadway stage in 2008.

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Exclusive: Michelle Obama Talks Arts Legacy and Power of Hamilton by Adam Hetrick

In this exclusive Q&A, First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the arts legacy she wants to leave behind, the importance of art in schools and the cultural impact of Hamilton.

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April de Angelis and Barney Norris to pen new plays for the Bush by Georgia Snow

April de Angelis and Barney Norris are among six writers commissioned to write new plays for the Bush Theatre’s off-site production This

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Soul review – Roy Williams' Marvin Gaye drama doesn't get it on by Lyn Gardner

Royal and Derngate, NorthamptonThe singer’s life and death are recast as a Greek tragedy in a play that curiously neglects his influential musicOn 1 April, 1984, one day before his 45th bi…

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Mamma Mia!, Guys and Dolls and Matilda in Kids Week scheme by Matthew Hemley

West End shows including The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Guys and Dolls and Matilda are included in this year’s Kids Week initiative.

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Laura King to Receive ‘Ready to Publish’ Award from Stage Rights by American Theatre Editors

Her play 'Independence Day at Happy Meadows' will be published as part of the prize.

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Joe DiPietro's "Hollwyood" Debuts at La Jolla Playhouse by Bill Eadie

It's a sturdy, entertaining, mystery set in the heyday of silent filmmaking and in the early days of the Hays Code, which limited how commercial filmmakers would tell their stories

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Photo Flash: Charlie Cox, Geneva Carr, and More Open in Nick Payne's Incognito

The new drama also stars Heather Lind and Morgan Spector.

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Broadway Actress Wins 10th Season of The Voice by Andrew Gans

Alisan Porter was seen in the revival of A Chorus Line.

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Judy Kuhn and Emily Skeggs Return to Broadway Fun Home Today

The two return to the roles for which they were Tony-nominated.

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Sponsored Content: Become an inventor with The Imagination Awards from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Do you have an imagination like Willy Wonka? Prove it with Charlie's Challenge

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/25/16- Leslie Uggams by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday Leslie Uggams Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the re…

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Original COMPANY Cast Member & 'ALICE' Star Beth Howland Dies at 74 by TV News Desk

eth Howland, perhaps best known as sweet but clumsy waitress Vera Louise Gorman in the 1970's sitcom ALICE, passed away from lung cancer on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, CA. She was 74

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VIDEO: Sean Hayes Explains Why AN ACT OF GOD is #1: 'Hamilton Schmalmiton!' by TV News Desk

Sean Hayes stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to talk about starring in the new comedy AN ACT OF GOD and explained why it's currently the best show to see on Broadway.

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Live Action Version of THE LITTLE MERMAID in the Works at Disney? by Movies News Desk

Deadline reports exclusively that Disney executives are in the early stages of planning a live-action feature film based on the Hans Christian Anderson classic THE LITTLE MERMAID.

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Photo Coverage: Manhattan Theatre Club Celebrates Opening Night of Nick Payne's INCOGNITO! by Walter McBride

Incognito, the American premiere of the new play written by Nick Payne Constellations and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes The Father, Doubt, Outside Mullingar,opened just last nigh…

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Hot Clip of the Day: First Look at York Theatre’s Young You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Time to get pumped for the all-kids production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

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Tickets for Barbra Streisand's Summer Tour On Sale Today by Andrew Gans

In an online video, the award-winning artist also discusses some of the cities she will be visiting.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Bush Theatre Honours Commitment to New Writing with THIS PLACE WE KNOW by Marianka Swain

The Bush Theatre today announced a number of ways it will demonstrate the theatre's commitment to nurturing new writing at all levels, from emerging artists to established artists seeking to…

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Susan Grace

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New Productions of The Dresser and The Miser to Be Staged in West End by Mark Shenton

Both will be directed by Sean Foley.

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The Dresser returns to the West End by Hannah Ellis-Petersen

Ronald Harwood’s play about an ageing Shakespearian actor and his devoted dresser to be revived at Duke of York’sIt has been performed all over the world, was adapted into an Oscar-winin…

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Donmar Season Includes Harriet Walter in Tempest Plus Revivals of All-Female Julius Caesar and Henry IV by Mark Shenton

The Donmar productions will play at a temporary theatre in London.

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Another Intermission by Broadway & Me

Ooops. I've slipped into a hole again. Not to worry; it's all good stuff. I'm working on a freelance piece for one of my favorite publications (more about that in the future) and gearing up …

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The Drama League Awards For 2016 by Rino16

Many folks look forward to the awards that their favorite theatre productions might receive each season. There is one awards organization that is older than the Tony Awards (est. 1947), the …

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Human Animals at the Royal Court Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Stef Smith’s debut Royal Court Theatre play, directed by Hamish Pirie opened at the Royal Court last night. Have a read of what some of the critics have been saying about it. Human Animals…

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6 interviews with the cast of new musical Strange Land by Helen McWilliams

A musical which promises to experiment with the boundaries of modern theatre is gearing up to open at Chelsea Theatre for a limited run. It’s directed by Cathy Rosario, who had this to…

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“ZIEGFELD GIRLS” Hosted by MARTIN SCHNEIT At Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (68th between Park and Lexington Ave.) Saturday, May 28th at by Admin

ZIEGFELD GIRLS, a multi-media presentation hosted by historian Martin Schneit, known for his popular walking tours of New York City landmarks, pays homage to such iconic Broadway stars as No…

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Diary: Carvel is poetry in motion by Tabard

For the uninitiated (and, in fact, the initiated) Equity’s Annual Representative Conference can feel really quite silly. Performers, stage managers and retirees

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Diary: Wisecracking new mayor just Khan’t be serious by Tabard

Never mind his new role as mayor of London, Sadiq Khan could easily consider a career in stand-up. At least, judging by

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Interviews: 5 minutes with: Tony Jayawardena - 'The West End is a difficult arena to succeed in'

We spent five minutes with the Bend It Like Beckham actor to chat about moving on from a large musical, working with Indhu at the Tricycle and Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-Prize winning play, …

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BWW Review: SIGNATURE PLAYS: THE SANDBOX, DROWNING, FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO, Looking Back At An Absurdist Trio by Michael Dale

Signature Theatre presents a program of one-acts by Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes and Adrienne Kennedy.

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VIDEO: James Corden & Anne Hathaway Compete in Epic Rap Battle by TV News Desk

We've seen her sing in LES MISERABLES, but did you know Anne Hathaway has some serious rapping skills

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Letters of the week by The Stage

Harsh cuts? We can work it out Thank you for highlighting the grotesque, humiliating and immediate funding cut that we and Rose

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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The 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards by Jk Clarke

        by Jordan Cohen   The 72nd annual Theatre World Awards, presented to twelve outstanding performers making their Broadway and off-Broadway debuts this season,…

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Beth Howland, the Original Amy in Company, Dies at 74 by Robert Simonson

She introduced the classic Sondheim patter song 'Getting Married Today.”

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Human Animals review – fur flies in chilling vision of dystopian London by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonStef Smith’s powerfully alarmist play imagines the impact of a city’s animal infestation on its citizensDystopia is a popular territory for young dramatists. Its lates…

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KENNY MORGAN – Arcola Theatre by Johnny Fox

‘You can’t start with a pause’ says Birdboot to Moon at the top of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, but Mike Poulton and director Lucy Bailey disprove this most successfully …

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Photo & Video: Broadway Alum Alisan Porter Wins NBC's THE VOICE! by TV News Desk

Last night, Broadway alum Alisan Porter was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named…

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London’s Donmar staging all-female Shakespeare trilogy by Associated Press

London’s small but powerful Donmar Warehouse is branching out — across town and across the Atlantic.

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Hamilton Cast Album Earns Platinum Record by Robert Viagas

The Grammy-winning OBC has sold more than a million copies.

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WATCH: Drop That Beat! Hamilton Creator and Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyles for PEOPLE by Carey

Originally published on PEOPLE.com View this story online Freestyling is nothing new for Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton, a musical about the birth of Amer…

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Fuse Concert Review — A Far Cry’s “All-American” Finale by Jonathan Blumhofer

One takeaway from the concert: music can be forward-looking and even provocative without being off-putting and ugly.

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Theatre News: Warwick Davis and Summer Strallen cast in new musical concert at the Palladium

The cast also includes David Bedella and Amy Lennox

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Theatre News: Donmar Warehouse announces new London venue

A temporary venue in Kings Cross will host Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Shakespeare productions

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Review: Oedipe (Royal Opera House)

The talents of La Fura dels Baus bring a vibrant originality to Enescu's opera

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New British Musical Eugenius! to Bow at London Palladium in June by Mark Shenton

Cast for the concert performance will feature Warwick Davis, two-time Olivier winner David Bedella, Amy Lennox and Summer Strallen

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Rise Up! HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Now Platinum Certified! by BroadwayWorld

The musical took to Twitter to announce that the recording has now been officially platinum certified, meaning it has sold one million units

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THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act One by BroadwayWorld

It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The

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STAGE TUBE: Sheryl Lee Ralph and?Loretta Devine Talk 35th Anniversary of DREAMGIRLS by Stage Tube

Sheryl Lee Ralph andLoretta Devine talk about the 35th Anniversary ofDREAMGIRLS at the Ford Theatre, July 10th at 8pm. Watch the video posted on their Facebook page below

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Photo & Video: Broadway Alum Alison Porter Wins NBC's THE VOICE! by TV News Desk

Last night, Broadway alum Alisan Porter was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:03AM

Tony Nominee George C. Wolfe On ‘Shuffle Along’ & The Problem Of Success – Deadline Q&A by Jeremy Gerard

On the subject of success, George C. Wolfe has always been ambivalent. Wary. ”When I was little, I remember rehearsing starving, so that when I got to New York I would know how to do i…

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Broadway AM Report, 5/25/2016 - PARAMOUR, Paper Mill Playhouse and More! by Jessica Fallon Gordon

Cirque Du Soleil's PARAMOUR opens tonighton Broadway, and the company of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage

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BWW's On This Day - May 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Donmar to build temporary venue for conclusion of all-female Shakespeare trilogy by Georgia Snow

The Donmar Warehouse is to build a new temporary theatre in King’s Cross, where it will stage the final production of Phyllida

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C. S. Lewis Play SHADOWLANDS Comes To Exeter Northcott Theatre by Marianka Swain

The criticallyacclaimed production of William Nicholson's moving play,SHADOWLANDS, comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre from Tues 28 June toSat 2 July.StarringStephen BoxerHumans,The Iron Lady,…

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Donmar Warehouse Announces Seasons at New King's Cross Temporary Theatre and in New York by Marianka Swain

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today that the Donmar Warehouse will launch two ambitious seasons of work in London's King's Cross and in New Yor…

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Warwick Davis Stars in Concert Performance of New British Musical EUGENIUS! at London Palladium by Marianka Swain

A concert premiere performance of the new, original British musicalEUGENIUSwill take place on29 June 2016at the London Palladium. This exciting and innovative musical is produced by and star…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:45AM

On The Marx Brothers’ Directors by Trav S.D.

Marxfest, and the Fringe production of I’ll Say She Is (both 2014) were such a flurry of activity that I didn’t get to finish all that I set out to do during those months. There…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 07:45AM

FROM DOWN UNDER: Follies in Concert by Simon Parris

Superb direction and electric performances - including West End favourite Philip Quast - makes this presentation of Follies in Concert far more than a rose-tinted trip down memory lane.

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Donmar Warehouse to build temporary theatre for all-female Shakespeare trilogy by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Season comprising Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest to be staged at 420-seat venue next to King’s Cross stationThe Donmar Warehouse is building a temporary theatre for an all-female …

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Alan Rickman: 'The Royal Court is where I found out who the hell I was' – video by Guardian Staff

The Royal Court in London is celebrating its 60th birthday with 60 short films in which actors, directors and playwrights celebrate the theatre. In this video, filmed in 2015, Alan Rickman r…

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The Night Watch review – captures the heart of Sarah Waters' love story by Alfred Hickling

Royal Exchange, ManchesterTime runs backwards in Hattie Naylor’s exceptional adaptation of the best-selling novel about women condemned to their own personal circles of hell in 1940s Londo…

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A View from Islington North review – satirical sketches skewer Osborne and May by Michael Billington

Arts theatre, LondonGeorge Osborne becomes a sex slave in a lethal piece by David Hare alongside short political plays by Caryl Churchill, Mark Ravenhill, Alistair Beaton and Stella FeehilyA…

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NEWS: Donmar launches King’s Cross theatre for all-female Shakespeare season by Press Releases

The Donmar will break out beyond its Covent Garden home, opening a new, in-the-round, 420-seat temporary theatre at King’s Cross in association with Theatre Tracks, immediately adjacent to…

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In search of lost time by Terry Teachout

I just finished One-Man Band, the third volume of Simon Callow’s Orson Welles biography. It’s the first new book I’ve read from cover to cover since I got back from directing Satchmo a…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 07:30AM

Snapshot: Candid Camera goes to Moscow in 1961 by Terry Teachout

Candid Camera pays a visit to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. This episode was originally telecast on CBS in October of 1961. To read about how it was made, go here. The hosts are Alle…

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Toast to the 2016 Tony Awards Creative Arts Nominees by Jk Clarke

  Tuesday, May 24, the 2016 Tony Awards Creative Arts Nominees were celebrated in a cocktail party at the elegant Lambs Club in Times Square. Broadway League Chairman, Robert E. Wankel,…

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Review: 4.48 Psychosis (Lyric Hammersmith)

Royal Opera House composer Philip Venables adapts Sarah Kane's bruising play

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Interviews: Sabrina Mahfouz and Seroca Davis on With a Little Bit of Luck

We caught up with the writer and performer to chat about the part gig, part theatre piece, With a Little Bit of Luck

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Review: Incognitio at curtainup.com h by Elyse Sommer

Nick Payne, seen by many as an heir to Tom Stoppard, is back with another science themed intellectual puzzle. It's about the workings of that most mysterious human organ, the brain. Nick Pa…

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Almanac: Eric Hoffer on totalitarianism and civility by Terry Teachout

“Some of the worst tyrannies of our day genuinely are ‘vowed’ to the service of mankind, yet can function only by pitting neighbor against neighbor. The all-seeing eye of a totalitaria…

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Obituary: Petra Davies by Michael Quinn

Petra Davies, who has died at the age of 85, was a familiar face on television for more than four decades. She

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards! by BroadwayWorld

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and m…

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Text of the Day: Blue/Orange by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.

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Arts funding settlement is council cuts smokescreen, claims shadow culture minister by David Hutchison

Shadow culture minister Thangam Debbonaire has claimed the government’s recent arts funding settlement is a cover for axeing local authority funding. In

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Jesse Eisenburg: UK’s public funding shows ‘social benefit’ of theatre by Georgia Snow

American actor Jesse Eisenberg has praised public funding for theatre in Britain, claiming it allows the industry to stage more “obscure” plays

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Thon Man Molière review – Lochhead's lurid tragicomedy brings lots of laughs by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghScandalous affairs and royal tiffs abound in this excellently acted, Scots-tinted take on the brilliant but self-destructive French playwrightThe watery greys of Neil …

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UCSD, USD rank high in acting survey by James Hebert

It’s no secret that two of the top graduate theater programs in the country are situated here in San Diego. But a new survey from The Hollywood Reporter reaffirms not just the national but…

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'Carmen' without clothes? S.F. Opera puts it on at AT&T Park by Sue Gilmore Sgilmore@bayareanewsgroup.com

Controversial production of 'Carmen' from Spanish director Calixto Bieito will be transmitted live for free at AT&T Park

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Martinez: Long-distance collaborators create OnStage Theatre's 'Esperanza' by Janice De Jesus , Correspondent

Gretchen Givens and Linda Gregg, from Martinez and England, respectively, worked on high seas adventure over 11 years. It's being performed at Campbell Theatre in Martinez through June 5

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Curtain Calls: 'Esperanza' getting a few needed tweaks by Sally Hogarty , Columnist

Often when a new work makes its first trip from page to stage, some things work well and others need some tweaking.

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From ancient Persian poetry rises 'Feathers of Fire,' billed as largest shadow-theater play by Tim Greiving

When Hamid Rahmanian says, “I’m kind of like a bulldozer,” the artist means the tenacious way he enters any new project — long work hours, “begging” for funding, camping in rehea…

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Lilly Awards Honors Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Jesse Mueller – Presenter Gloria Steinem by Sandi Durell

    The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, this year honored playwright Danai Gurira, actors Martha Plimpton, Jesse Mu…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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NEWS: Ken Stott & Reece Shearsmith in The Dresser, Griff Rhys Jones in The Miser by Press Releases

Director Sean Foley who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller, with Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the…

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Sean Foley to direct Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End plays by Matthew Hemley

Sean Foley is to direct Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith, in a co-production that marks the first

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Review: Soul (Royal & Derngate, Northampton)

James Dacre directs Roy Williams' drama which explores what really happened during Marvin Gaye's final days

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Video: Drew McOnie: 'I want people to walk away feeling terrified, thrilled and a little bit horny'

We chat to the Olivier Award-winning choreographer about Jekyll and Hyde at the Old Vic

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Theatre News: Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones to return to the West End

Sean Foley will direct new revivals of The Dresser and The Miser

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Campaign brings young women of color to Broadway

'It has to be a woman that helps other women.'        

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School Of Rock – Now On Sale by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical School Of Rock will open at the New London Theatre on 24 October 2016. The musical is based on the film of the same name starring Jack…

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by James Marino

Listen: @LenaHallRocker to tour #Hedwig, #JakeGyllenhaal Sings #Sondheim, and More! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headli…

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Anne Hathaway Calls James Corden the 'Worst British Export Since Smallpox,' Drops the Mic on The Late Late Show by Sean Fitz-Gerald

In this heated rap battle, Corden brings up Catwoman, bad accents, the 2011 Oscars, and The Intern. Hathaway counters with disses about poor ratings, ill-fitting suits, One Direction, and &q…

Linked From New York Magazine at 05:53AM

The Vulture TV Podcast: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Edition by Gazelle Emami,matt Zoller Seitz

On a special live edition of the Vulture TV Podcast, Gazelle and Matt are joined by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna at the third annual Vulture Festival …

Linked From New York Magazine at 05:53AM

Hadestown: Theater review by Jenna Scherer

In the myth, Eurydice didn’t have much of a choice. She died, woke up in the underworld and waited around for Orpheus to save her. Not so in Hadestown, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’…

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Incognito: Theater review by David Cote

British playwright Nick Payne excels at a subgenre let’s call the Science Weepie. He deploys facts to frame or metaphorize the problems of his protagonists, and the collision of data and h…

Linked From Time Out at 05:31AM

Running Wild, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre by Miriam Gillinson

Running Wild is a theatrical safari with no expenses spared. This latest stage adaptation of a novel by Michael Morpurgo (of War Horse fame) boasts a jungle-full of puppets - a majestic elep…

Linked From The Arts Desk at 05:25AM

The Starting Role of Many Actors: Being a Waiter by Rino16

The ticket to the musical, “Waitress,” starts with the lives of waiters and waitresses at a small town diner, but they find themselves in an unlikely romance. Sound like a cute m…

Linked From culturebytes.org at 05:19AM

How can theatre keep kids attention… in the garden? by Eva Sampson

Over the last few years my work has been pretty evenly divided between making work for children and young people (The Scarecrows’ Wedding, Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas) as well as si…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Photos: First look: Lily James in Romeo and Juliet

Take a look at the actress ahead of opening night of the latest show in the Kenneth Branagh season

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Review: A View From Islington North (Arts Theatre)

Out of Joint present an evening of short plays by the likes of Caryl Churchill, David Hare and Mark Ravenhill

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Ross & Rachel

Ross & Rachel Off Broadway, 59E59 Theatres, Brits On Broadway Reviewed by Linda Buchwald BOTTOM LINE: A well-written and beautifully performed duologue for fans of Friends, haters of Frien…

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Equity calls for cap on audition fees in bid to widen access to drama schools by Matthew Hemley

Drama schools across the UK are facing a crackdown on audition fees as part of a fresh bid to improve accessibility to

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Sound, lighting, rigging and FX: Meet the industry’s eyes and ears by The Stage

Our sound and lighting designers, technicians and suppliers are the best in the world, serving all sectors of the industry with efficiency

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Competition: Win tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Southwark Playhouse by The Stage

Just when you think you’ve seen A Midsummer Night’s Dream in every possible way it can be done, Go People are here

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Let’s Talk About Lighting by Drew McManus

With 4k video now a common feature in most current generation smartphones, traditional impediments to making quality videos (like expensive digital cameras) are rapidly disappearing. But jus…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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A Streetcar Named Desire review – Gillian Anderson is utterly compelling by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic, LondonBenedict Andrews's revival of the Tennessee Williams classic steams off the revolving set of the Young Vic• Gillian Anderson in Streetcar – in pictures• From Anderson …

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Top 50 musical theatre composers of all time – the top 10 by Mark Shenton

This is part of a series of five posts detailing the top 50 musical theatre composers of all time. Compiled by The

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Jess Gow: High-profile shows bring out the unfriendly side of Facebook by Jess Gow

I have just finished working on a high-profile production and, during the course of the run, found myself getting a particular type

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Natasha Tripney’s theatre picks: May 25 by Natasha Tripney

It’s a quieter week in London because of the bank holiday, but around the country it’s a different story, with the festival

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY, Starring Oscar Nominee David Strathairn, Begins Run at A.C.T. Today by BroadwayWorld

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T. film 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', returns to A…

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Tori Scott Joins Daisy Eagan & More in Gwinn & Chary Show at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

In the wake of her solo shows called 'Best of Cabaret in NYC' by TimeOut, popular songstress Tori Scott joins a stellar cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Gotham's Michelle Veinti…

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Directors Pam MacKinnon, Lynne Meadow & Susan Stroman Set for 'OUR TURN' Talk at 92Y Today by BroadwayWorld

Cultural commentator and journalist Lisa Birnbachhosts a conversation with three of Broadway's most dynamic and influential directors... who happen to be women today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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Evan Cabnet to be Artistic Director of LCT3 by Rino16

Lincoln Center Theater has tapped Evan Cabnet to head LCT3, the theater’s producing initiative for new works. A prolific director, Cabnet officially assumes the mantle on July 1, replacing…

Linked From culturebytes.org at 01:14AM

Broadway Vet Alisan Porter Wins The Voice by Broadway.com

Alisan Porter, who starred in the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, won season ten of NBC's talent competition The Voice. The stage and screen vet's win was a big triumph for p…

Linked From Broadway.com at 01:09AM

Happy Opening Night to Ruby Lewis & the High-Flying Cast of Cirque du Soleil-Paramour by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Cirque du Soleil-Paramour will officially land on the Main Stem on May 25, when the show opens at the Lyric Theatre. Directed by Philippe Decouflé, the production features a 38-member…

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Wandering The 798 Arts District by Joe Patti

One of the big visual arts attractions in Beijing is the 798 Arts District. If nothing else, the story of the district proves that artists face the same issues in every country: The abandone…

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Kelli Berglund Answers Twitter Questions from Fans by Young Hollywood

Kelli Berglund Answers Twitter Questions from Fans The lovely Kelli Berglund makes a trip to the YH Studio to represent for the 805 (AKA her hometown of Thousand Oaks, CA)! She also chats ab…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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DVR Alert: AN ACT OF GOD's Sean Hayes Stops by NBC's TODAY This Morning by BroadwayWorld

Today, Wednesday, May 25, An Act of God's Sean Hayes stops by NBC's TODAY SHOW to talk about the Broadway comedy, beginning a limited 14-week engagement at the Booth Theatre this Saturday, M…

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Commentary: Irish Rep Comes Home

Cofounder and producing director Ciarán O'Reilly reflects on the off-Broadway company's journey to a new theater.

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Opening Night: Cirque du Soleil Makes Its Broadway Debut as Paramour Opens

The high-flying new musical runs at the Lyric Theatre.

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Interviews: The One Where James Fritz Uses Friends as Inspiration for His New Play Ross & Rachel

After its world-premiere run in 2015 at the Edinburgh Fringe, this new solo work comes to 59E59 Theaters.

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21C music celebrated in Royal Conservatory festival by Trish Crawford

New music, much of it never heard before, is presented at the Royal Conservatory's festival 21C May 25 to 29.

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The Public's The Total Bent Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the duo behind the Tony-winning Passing Strange, reunite for the world premiere.

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CSC's Peer Gynt Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

Real-life married couple Dylan and Becky Ann Baker star in the John Doyle-helmed production Off-Broadway.

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Their Favorite Things: Himself and Nora's Whitney Bashor Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

What performer does Bashor say offered a “master class in stillness, grace and elegance?”

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A Doll’s House and The Father Open Tonight by Olivia Clement

The productions, performed in rotating repertory at Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson.

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