Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton & the Cast of My Fair Lady Pose for Loverly Portraits on Opening Night by

They could have posed all night! My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe's classic classic musical about Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor…

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: Jack Viertel and Victoria Clark Talk ME AND MY GIRL Before its Encores! Run by Stage Tube

Encores will close out its season with the musical Me and My Gal. Watch Artistic Director Jack Viertel and Victoria Clark discuss how this truly British musical fit into the 25th anniversary…

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CBC Is Digitizing, Then Destroying Eight Decades Of Audio/Video Archives by Artsjournal

The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation says the public broadcaster’s English service earlier this month began destroying acetate transcriptions, as well as audio and video recordings tha…

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Off-Broadway Review: "The Seafarer" at Irish Repertory Theatre by Joseph Verlezza

It is always a pleasure to see Mr. Broderick take the stage, and it is admirable that he lends his star power to a successful off-Broadway company, but he has not taken full advantage of the…

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BWW Review: FACELESS, Park Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

This play touches on pretty much everything. Politics, race, religion, womanhood and class are just a few of the notions investigated in Selina Fillingers tightly written Faceless, inspired …

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William Shakespeare's birthday: How the Bard bade farewell through Prospero and The Tempest by Joe Sommerlad, Joe Sommerlad

'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep'

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Backstage at the Waitress Tour with Desi Oakley, Episode 2: Sunshine State Pie by

Waitress tour star Desi Oakley asks for two truths and a pie, soaks up some sun on the Florida coastline with a friend and more!

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Rema Webb stops by HQ to chat about Escape To Margaritaville and more with Paul Wontorek. 

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Odds & Ends: Sutton Foster's New Album Take Me to the World Sets Release Date & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Release Date Set for Sutton Foster's New Album The countdown begins! Ghostlight Records has set a release date for two-…

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Shiny new piece of architecture means a fresh opportunity for the arts in Colorado Springs by Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know

The building -- monumental at 92,000 square feet and pricey at $70 million -- is an investment in things real and symbolic.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

The Technological Take On Expressing Ourselves by Artsjournal

"More and more of us now express our emotions through the devices and software we rely on in our everyday lives. E-mail, text messages, social media, video chat—each platform demands of us…

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Philip Glass Talks About His Life In Music by Artsjournal

When I do concerts I often give talks to students. They get them together, and I talk to them in the afternoon, and we talk about music. Not too long ago one young fellow, he said, “Tell m…

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VIDEO: The Author is In the Building! J.K. Rowling Surprises the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by Stage Tube

It was a magical day yesterday at the Lyric Theatre Below, watch as J.K. Rowling surprisesthe company with a visit to the theatre, just two days until the official Broadway opening

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VIDEO: On This Day, April 20: Bette is Back Where She Belongs in HELLO DOLLY! On Broadway by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2017, the divine Bette Midler returned to Broadway in the iconic role of Dolly Levi in the smash-hit revival of Jerry Herman's HELLO DOLLY

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Off-Broadway Review: "Mlima's Tale" at the Public's Martinson Hall by David Roberts

Under Jo Bonney’s fluid direction, the scenes move seamlessly from one to the other. A sliding panel (sometimes more than one) signals the scene changes allowing the action to proceed with…

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Actor’s Express Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will include plays from Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Lucas Hnath as well as 'Falsettos' and the return of fan favorite Libby Whittemore.

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Culturalist Challenge! Rank the Top 10 Broadway Shows That Deserve 2018 Tony Love by Lindsey Sullivan

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

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The Show: Set Designer Dane Laffrey on Creating the Resilient, Immersive World of Once On This Island by

Set designer Dane Laffrey describes the making of Once On This Island’s magical world.

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The Show: Hit the Red Carpet on Opening Night of My Fair Lady with Lauren Ambrose, Norbert Leo Butz & More by

Lauren Ambrose and the My Fair Lady cast talk about bringing this beloved classic back in 2018.

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The Show: My Fair Lady Returns to Broadway, Backstage at Anastasia & More by

This week, Summer's LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever strike a pose, set designer Dane Laffrey reveals his inspiration behind creating the imaginative world of Once On This Island …

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Enjoy These Madcap Clips from Broadway's Travesties, Starring Tom Hollander by

Get a sneak peek of Travesties, starring Tom Hollander.

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The Show: Gardar Thor Cortes & Meghan Picerno Chat About the National Tour of Love Never Dies by

Love Never Dies national tour stars Gardar Thor Cortes and Meghan Picerno talk about playing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary star-crossed lovers.

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Seattle Rep Announces Funding From Elizabeth George Foundation by American Theatre Editors

The funding will support commissions from emerging playwrights Joanna Garner, Lily Houghton, and C.A. Johnson.

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TYA/USA Announces 2018 National Awards by American Theatre Editors

The service organization recognizes theatre artists and companies working in the TYA field.

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Kate Rockwell, Matt Doyle, More Will Join the Skivvies at Joe’s Pub by Ryan McPhee

The underwear-clad duo of Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina return to the downtown venue April 30.

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Jodi Benson and Don Hahn on the Genius Behind Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast by Logan Culwell-Block

We speak to the voice of The Little Mermaid and the producer of Beauty and the Beast about Howard, a new documentary about Broadway and Disney lyricist Howard Ashman.

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14 Chicago shows to see now

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" ✭✭✭ 1/2 "I'd die before you'd put me in a home," says the old Irish lady. "Aye," says her daughter, "hopefully." Playwright Martin McDonagh's famous Irish…

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Watch Clips From Royal Ballet’s Bernstein Centenary Celebration, Heading to Movie Theatres by Ryan McPhee

The mixed program features two premieres and "The Age of Anxiety."

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BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld TV

Roundabout Theatre CompanyTodd Haimes, Artistic DirectorCEO - in association withChocolate Factory ProductionsDavid Babani, Artistic Director andSonia FriedmanProductions -present the first …

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Industry Interview: How the Broadway League Is Helping International Tourists Plan Ahead for Broadway by Robert Diamond

As the weather warms up, the streets of New York City's theatre district begin to fill with tourists, who trek from the far corners of the world for a chance to see a Broadway show. But do t…

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The Fourth Wall by Broadway Select

The post The Fourth Wall appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Mangled Beams by Darryl Reilly

Scenic designer Dedalus Wainwright utilizes a simple assortment of benches and office furniture for the first act. For the second, Mr. Wainwright creates a configuration of gray wood platfor…

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Was The Orpheus Model Of Flattened Orchestra Hierarchy A Success? by Artsjournal

Asked whether the principles of the Orpheus Process had any resonance these days, Stanford business professor Jeffrey Feffer replied in an email, “There are various movements that have tri…

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Facebook Wants To Make Its User Data Available To Social Scientists. Should It? by Artsjournal

In partnership with the non-profit Social Science Research Council, Facebook's social-science program will put out a call for university scientists to apply for grants to study the eff…

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Does Literature Matter? by Artsjournal

Only in America do we ask our writers to believe they don’t matter as a condition of writing. It is time to end this. Much of my time as a student was spent doubting the importance of my w…

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Kyle Selig and More Join Inaugural ASTEP Gala by BroadwayWorld

ASTEP Artists Striving to End Poverty has added more performers to the lineup for their inaugural gala, ASTEP amp Friends, on Monday, April 23, at 54 Below. Joel Perez, Noah Ricketts, Carrie…

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Second Round Of 2018-19 Titles Released For SoFla Theaters by Bill Hirschman

A second round of South Florida theater season announcements have coincided with the withdrawal of snowbirds, but if this year’s busy slate is any indication, the 2018-2019 season will bar…

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Park Theatre's BUILDING THE WALL by BroadwayWorld

In the UK Premiere from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Robert Schenkkan Hacksaw Ridge, All the Way, the political thriller Building The Wall comes to Park Theatre.

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What Did Critics Think of Cleo, a New Play About Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton? by Ryan McPhee

The Lawrence Wright play runs through April 29 at Houston’s Alley Theatre.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Watch the Cast of My Fair Lady Share Secrets on Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

Norbert Leo Butz, Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, and more greet Playbill on the red carpet.

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FIRST LOOK: Opening Night of Bat Out Of Hell the musical by Editorial Staff

By Editorial Staff Bat Out Of Hell opened last night at London’s Dominion Theatre followed by an after show party at the Bloomsbury Ballroom. Check out Dave Bennett’s great photo…

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Ingmar Bergman’s close-ups are now spectacular stage vistas by Nelson Pressley

Ivo van Hove adapts ‘After the Rehearsal’ and ‘Persona’ with mixed results.

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Netflix Considers Buying A Movie Theatre Chain by Artsjournal

Although no cinema deal has materialized, the idea of Netflix buying a theater chain would mark a new phase in the company's rapid ascent to become one of the most powerful players in the en…

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'Albee Would Never Have Allowed This' - Joe Mantello Talks About Directing 'Three Tall Women' by Artsjournal1

"I also think that he was a playwright who was very confident in his interpretation of the play. I once heard him say, 'No actor or director has ever shown me anything in one of my plays tha…

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King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s latest "King Lear," as directed by Gregory Doran, is one that needs no explanation and no program notes. At one and the same time both medieval and contempo…

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Term of Affection? Ethnic Slur? Theater Union Decides That ‘Gypsy’ Must Go. by Michael Paulson

While performers who go from show to show embrace the identity, Actors’ Equity has decided that a ceremony celebrating them needs to be renamed.

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The Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More by BroadwayWorld

After its acclaimed Broadway, touring and international productions, The Muny will be the first theatre in the world to create its own production ofJersey Boys. The Muny announced today the …

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BWW TV: They Did It! Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton and Company Celebrate Opening Night of MY FAIR LADY! by Tv - Opening Night Special

'Somehow it gets to your heart and your core and it effects everything. You just have shivers. You're trying to act, but you're dealing with the most beautiful score ever written.' That's wh…

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BWW Album Review: CALENDAR GIRLS (Original London Recording) is Just Nice by David Clarke

Recently released CALENDAR GIRLS Original London Recordingcis just perfectly nice. Based on the charming and quaint 2003 film by the same title written by Tim Firth, the musical itself garne…

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Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More Will 'Walk Like a Man' in Jersey Boys at the Muny by Andy Lefkowitz

The Muny's upcoming centennial-season production of Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys has found its Four Seasons! Mark Ballas, Nicolas Dromard and Keith Hines—alums of Broadway'…

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Get Tongue Twisted with the Cast of My Fair Lady in this Ridiculous Red Carpet Challenge from Opening Night by

The cast of My Fair Lady joins Matt Rodin for this twisted Red Carpet Challenge on opening night!

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LGBT Representation and Happy Endings by Mo Reida

Young adult fiction focusing on LGBT characters was a really depressing genre for a very long time. A majority of books in this genre focused on tragic, but unfortunately realistic stories o…

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Billy Crudup, Matt Doyle, Edie Falco, and Jessie Mueller Will Honor Michael Mayer at Vineyard Gala by Adam Hetrick

The Off-Broadway Theatre will celebrate its 35th anniversary gala May 14 at the Edison Ballroom.

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Photo Flash: BAT OUT OF HELL Celebrates Opening Night by BroadwayWorld

BAT OUT OF HELL - THE MUSICAL celebrated opening night last night, view the photos below

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The Pointless team reveals their futuristic take on Rite of Spring by Jon Jon Johnson

It takes a bold soul to approach the works of Igor Stravinsky. Only the most adventurous and sometimes reckless musicians approach pieces like Rite of Spring, taking on the intense difficult…

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Signature Theatre announces its 2018-2019 season by Tim Treanor

A Sondheim, a couple of Broadway hits, a couple of brand spankin’ new shows, and a boatload of cabarets. Signature Theatre’s 2018-2019 follows the familiar contours of recent sea…

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Review: ‘After the Rehearsal’ and ‘Persona’ at The Kennedy Center by John Stoltenberg

Back in college in Minnesota, I was so into the forlorn films of Ingmar Bergman that I think he affected my mental health. I could relate to his bleak Nordic worldview, which I associated wi…

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200 NYC High School Students Will Participate in Dear Evan Hansen’s ART2ART Program in 2018–2019 Season by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical has renewed its partnership with the arts-in-education organization ArtsConnection.

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Friday Playlist: 420 on Broadway, Music for Your Chill Sesh

Two and a half hours of music perfect for April 20...or whenever.

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Managing a Life in the Biz: Career Strategies for Industry Professionals by Bt

For most people in creative arts and entertainment, work is episodic. “Survival work,” taken on to make ends meet, can be draining and distract from leading your best creative life. In …

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PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available! by BroadwayWorld

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is available in physical, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, April 20. The 16-page CD book…

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Josh Gad, Jason Sudeikis and More Return For ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 by BroadwayWorld

According to Variety, much of the original cast of the ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE is set to return for the sequel. Lending their voices again are actors Josh Gad, Jason Sudeikis,Danny McBride, Peter …

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Could KING LEAR Be Denzel Washington's Next Broadway Project? by BroadwayWorld

Denzel Washington is currently on stage inEugene O'Neill's ferocious American classic, The Iceman Cometh, but apparently he almost took on a different iconic role. In an interview with The N…

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Javier Munoz Shares Apology and Explanation Following Social Media Incident by BroadwayWorld

Javier Munoz took to Twitter today to share a public statement and apology for some of his posts on the site following some backlash last month from fans.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

NYC Will Move "Fearless" Girl" Off Wall Street by Artsjournal

The statue known as “Fearless Girl” will soon be moved from its spot at the southern tip of Broadway to a spot facing the New York Stock Exchange, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thurs…

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How Liesl Tommy Carved Out A Career For Herself As Director, Tony Nominations And All by Artsjournal1

It was, in her words, "a fucking compulsion," says Tommy, a mixed-race native of Cape Town who came to Massachusetts with her family at age 15. "I believed the lie that the reason that there…

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Josh Stamberg Will Play Arthur Miller in World Premiere of Fall by Ryan McPhee

Performances of Bernard Weinraub’s play begin May 18 at Boston Huntington Theatre Company.

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Review: A Spanish Stage Provocateur Makes a Blood-Dripping Debut by Elisabeth Vincentelli

New York-area audiences finally have a chance to see Angélica Liddell, a darling of European theaters, in “Esta Breve Tragedia” at Peak Performances.

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Production news round-up: Kwame Kwei-Armah reveals his first Young Vic season and Disney announces immersive Fantasia experience by Giverny Masso

This week’s production news includes Kwame Kwei-Armah’s first season as artistic director of the Young Vic in London, a new immersive experience from

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PIX11 Partners with The Broadway Channel for Exclusive Special Spring Fever on Broadway by

PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, has partnered with The Broadway Channel to present Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal, a monthly series of specials about Broa…

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REVIEW: Tina the musical, Aldwych Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Jessica Wretlind

By Jessica Wretlind It’s simply The Best success story of the most deserving kind. Tina the musical is a stunning show in all respects and likely to be a run away success throughout it’s…

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Ménage a Trois : A Musical Threesome—And an Ongoing Testament to Girl Power! by Nitelife Exchange

The GIRLS of Ménage a Trois will be appearing at The Green Room 42 next Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:30 PM. (For tickets please see below.)

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Apply to Be BroadwayWorld's Database and Theatre History Intern for Summer 2018! by Matt Tamanini

Is Jen Tepper your idol Trick question, Jen Tepper is everyone's idol. While there will never be another Jen Tepper, if she has inspired you to become a theatre historian, then BroadwayWorld…

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Gillian Ayres, artist, 1930-2018

The abstract painter with a love of colour exhibited at the world’s leading galleries

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A unique & relaxed vibe’: JOHN BARROWMAN & SETH RUDETSKY – Leicester Square Theatre by Ian Foster

John Barrowman’s force of personality means the anecdotes flow out of him with barely any prompting from the wonderfully acerbic Seth Rudetsky, but with such a storied career he’s certai…

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Nyle DiMarco Went From ‘America’s Next Top Model’ To Broadway Producer: How ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Paved The Way by Greg Evans

When Nyle DiMarco won the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2016, he was following in the ballroom steps of deaf actress Marlee Matlin, who danced (but didn’t…

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Exclusive: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton, Nicolas Dromard, Keith Hines Will Star in Muny Jersey Boys by Andrew Gans

Josh Rhodes will direct the Tony-winning musical this summer at the St. Louis venue.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: Too Grool! In the Studio with MEAN GIRLS Cast Recording by BroadwayWorld

Earlier this week, the cast ofMean Girlswent into the studio at Power Station at BerkleeNYC to recordMean Girls' Original Broadway Cast Recording. Check out the photos below

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Continues Partnership with ArtsConnection by BroadwayWorld

Producer Stacey Mindich is pleased to announce that Dear Evan Hansen will continue its partnership with ArtsConnection, NYC's leading arts-in-education organization, for a second year, thank…

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Go Inside the Recording Studio With the Cast of Mean Girls by Hannah Vine

The album will drop digitally May 18 before a physical release June 15.

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Collecting All The Music Written In Nazi Concentration Camps by Artsjournal1

"Jewish Italian musicologist and pianist Francesco Lotoro has devoted his life to unearthing thousands of songs and scores written during the Holocaust. ... Lotoro has catalogued symphonies,…

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In A Florid Suit, Collector Sues Jeff Koons For Not Delivering by Artsjournal

In the 53-page complaint that includes lines that reference Shakespeare (“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”) and that are almost Dickensian, New York litigator Aaron Richard …

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The band plays on in A Red Orchid’s vibrant ’33 to Nothing’ by Catey Sullivan - For The Sun-Times

The harmonies are exquisite, the lyrics raw and real. The ensemble could probably make a decent living gigging around Chicago.

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Hugh Dennis Leads Killer Cast For TRIAL OF RICHARD III by BroadwayWorld

Shakespeare's King Richard III is standing trial for the murder of heirs, rivals, friends and wives, and you're invited to join the jury for what promises to be a landmark case in UK history.

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Snapshot special: ‘One day of my life’

We asked some of the best young photographic talent around the world to document 24 hours in their lives

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Josh Stamberg to Star as Arthur Miller in Bio-Play Fall at Huntington Theatre Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Huntington Theatre Company has announced casting for the Boston premiere of Fall, a play by journalist Bernard Weinraub about the life of iconic playwright Arthur Miller. The company will be…

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Take a First Look at Condola Rashad in Broadway's Saint Joan by

Want to take a sneak peek at the Broadway revival of Saint Joan? Well, you'll have to leave the premonitions to Joan of Arc, but luckily, we've got your first glimpse at shots f…

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The Iceman Cometh Star Denzel Washington Eyes King Lear as His Next Broadway Project by

Denzel Washington, the Tony and Oscar winner currently back on Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's powerful epic The Iceman Cometh, has identified his next main-stem role. In a recent …

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Gould Piano Trio: Saint-Saëns — ‘open-air freshness’

A new recording of the composer’s durable and elegant trios sparkles with subtlety

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Tiffany Villarin Will Join Gregg Mozgala in World Premiere of Teenage Dick at Public Theater by Olivia Clement

Ma-Yi Theater Company presents Mike Lew's contemporary re-imagining of Richard III.

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Playwright Chris Bush: ‘With social media, it’s like we’re learning a new language’ by Natasha Tripney

In her new musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, Chris Bush explores the polarising effect of Twitter and Facebook on public debate.

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Shobna Gulati to Join West End Cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie by Ryan McPhee

The Coronation Street and Dinnerladies star returns to the London stage this May.

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Imogen Stubbs laments 'awful treadmill' of UK education system by Sally Weale, Education Correspondent

The actor attacks the obsession with grades and attainment as she prepares to star in education drama The Be All and End AllStar of stage and screen Imogen Stubbs has launched a withering at…

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Upcoming Auditions for Hamilton, Be More Chill, Once On This Island, SpongeBob Squarepants, and More by Playbill Staff

Here’s a selection of upcoming auditions in the New York City area and around the country.

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‘Had me wishing the performance would never end’: HYENA – The Albany by Katharine Kavanagh

Hyena is an exciting, vibrant and honest exploration of a complex female bond. The show is a celebration of the power of womanhood and highlights how our abilities as individuals can benefit…

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Take a First Look at Saint Joan on Broadway by Gabriel Agosto

The Manhattan Theatre Club's revival starring Condola Rashad officially opens April 25.

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Josh Stamberg Will Portray Arthur Miller In The World Premiere Of FALL At Huntington Theatre Company by BroadwayWorld

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Fall, which tells the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller's secret son Daniel, his child with third wi…

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VIDEO: The Go-Gos Talk HEAD OVER HEELS On The Opening Night Red Carpet by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway-Bound new musical Head Over Heels began performances at San Francisco's Curran Theater last week and had it's official opening night on April 18th Check out the Go-Gos talking a…

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BWW Album Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Honors Broadway Royalty by Amanda Prahl

Among the Broadway names of the past several decades, producer and director Hal Prince surely stands as one of the greatest. His name has been attached to some of the most iconic musicals of…

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BWW Interview: Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure on Married Life On and Off Stage with SOMETHING ROTTEN by Matt Tamanini

No matter how much you love your significant other, chances are that eventually you are going to need some time apart. However, for real-life married couple Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure, tha…

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Stars From FROZEN, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and Many More to Appear at the 32nd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition by BroadwayWorld

Stars from some of the most popular shows on Broadway, including Angels in America, The Band's Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Hello, Dolly, The Lion King, Mean Girls, Once on This Island a…

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Sutton Foster to Release New Album TAKE ME TO THE WORLD by BroadwayWorld

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has announced the release of Take Me to the World, the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. The record…

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BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's Contemporary Spin On MY FAIR LADY Allows Lerner and Loewe's Musical To Speak For Itself by Michael Dale

From SOUTH PACIFIC to THE KING AND I to FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and now MY FAIR LADY, director Bartlett Sher has been spending the better part of this young century perfecting his method of moun…

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Photo Flash: Condola Rashad Stars as the Unstoppable SAINT JOAN by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is bringing you a first look at MTC's powerful new production of Saint Joan. View the photos below

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Get Her a Gift She'll Love—the New Playbill Tote by Playbill Staff

Just in time for Mother's Day, Playbill Store offers a brand-new totebag!

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Jessie Mueller, Lena Hall, and More Will Appear at Vineyard Theatre's 2018 Gala by BroadwayWorld

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel announce an initial line-up of stars set for the 2018 Gala Fundraiser celebrating Tony…

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Read Reviews for Broadway-Bound Go-Go’s Musical Head Over Heels by Adam Hetrick

The musical, featuring such songs as “We Got the Beat,” “Mad About You,” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth,” opened April 18 at San Francisco’s Curran…

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Killian Donnelly Will Head Cast of U.K. and Ireland Tour of Les Misérables by Andrew Gans

Donnelly discusses his journey with the international hit musical in the video below.

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Solresol, The 19th-Century Invented Language Based On Music by Artsjournal1

"Jean-François Sudre, a music teacher in 19th-century France, ... [had a] vision of a universal language [that] transcended linguistic boundaries. From written and spoken word to melody, ge…

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Ohio Arts Funding ED Steps Down In "Challenging" Climate by Artsjournal

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture CEO and executive director Karen Gahl-Mills has resigned, effective June 7, according to a press release sent this morning, April 18.  In a challenging atmosphere …

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Martinů: Double Concertos for Violin and Piano — ‘rewarding’

A triple portrait of a long-undervalued composer combines vibrancy with darkness

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sasha Regan's All-Male IOLANTHE by BroadwayWorld

A dynamic all-male cast have been announced for the return of Sasha Regan's most critically acclaimed production, Iolanthe - one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous operettas. Check them o…

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Bristol Riverside Theatre Names Kevin Maroney Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

Maroney will join the theatre following a six-month search.

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New date added to Heathers The Musical by Carly-Ann Clements

Go grab a slushi because Heathers The Musical is hot, hot, hot! When tickets went on sale last week, The Other Palace Theatre's box office records were broken and left for dust. And, the Eu…

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Taylor Trensch, Lea Salonga, Ethan Slater, Bernadette Peters, More Set for 2018 Easter Bonnet Competition by Andrew Gans

Hailey Kilgore will perform David Friedman’s “Help Is on the Way” at the annual event.

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BAT OUT OF HELL Dominion, W1 by Libby Purves and Friends

BAT’S BACK…        In a remarkably quick return after its Coliseum outing , Jim Steinman’s barmy musical is storming onto the Tottenham Court Road, rocking on.  Few cast chang…

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Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita: Soar — ‘low kora notes and harp arpeggios’

Artists’ new collaboration is partly themed around the osprey and uses jagged notes, bluesy slippages and silences

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Instructions for Correct Assembly, Royal Court, London — clever, thoughtful and often funny

A wry futuristic new comedy poses — deliberately — all sorts of challenges

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Josh Stamberg to Star as Arthur Miller in World Premiere Play Fall at Huntington Theatre Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Boston's Huntington Theatre Company has announced casting for the world premiere of Fall, a play by journalist Bernard Weinraub about the life of iconic playwright Arthur Miller. The com…

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Anastasia’s Zach Adkins Talks Taking a Gamble on Theater & Antoni from Queer Eye by Eric King

Zach Adkins says growing up as a "bigger kid" in a smaller town made it hard to find his passion. “If you weren't good at sports, you weren't good at anything,”…

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Watch Mean Girls Star Barrett Wilbert Weed Sing 'I'd Rather Be Me' on The Tonight Show by

Tina Fey's Mean Girls musical might have just recently opened on Broadway, but the show is already a bonafide hit. Fey joined scene-stealing star Barrett Wilbert Weed, who plays Janis Sa…

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Ivo van Hove directs two Bergman stage adaptations: After the Rehearsal and Persona (review) by Christopher Henley

Kennedy Center’s “Bergman 100 Celebration” continues with (through Sunday only!) a Toneelgroep Amsterdam production: stage versions of two screenplays by the great man whose centenary …

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Sutton Foster Will Release New Album, Take Me to the World, in June by Ryan McPhee

The two-time Tony winner and Younger star performs such show tunes as “It All Fades Away” and “Stars and the Moon” on the upcoming recording.

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Shobna Gulati joins the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie by Matthew Hemley

Coronation Street and Dinner Ladies star Shobna Gulati is to join the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. She will

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Why the stigma with vaginas? Interview with Baby Box director Helena Jackson by Shanine Salmon

"There’s a lot of dark humour, a lot of very bad punning and some interesting 2000’s fashion choices – what’s not to like?"

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Tina Fey Surprises Her Fans at Mean Girls on Broadway, Plus a Performance From Barrett Wilbert Weed by Ruthie Fierberg

Fey also shared her memories from opening night while stopping by The Tonight Show.

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The Stars and Creators of Summer, the Donna Summer Musical Reveal What’s the One Question They Would Most Like to Ask Donna Summer

The stars and creators of the new bio-musical Summer, the Donna Summer Musical reveal what one question they would love to ask the music icon.

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Marcia Hafif, Painter Of Exuberant Monochromes, Dead At 89 by Artsjournal1

"By the mid-1960s, it was assumed in some circles that all of the possibilities for painting were exhausted - that the medium had, more or less, died. But some painters pushed back against t…

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NEA Forbids State Champion In High School Poetry Contest From Going To Nationals Because He's Not A US Citizen by Artsjournal1

Nineteen-year-old Allan Monga, who arrived (legally) in Portland last year as a refugee from Zambia, won the Maine state finals of the NEA's Poetry Out Loud contest last month. All state cha…

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The Difficult Birth Of The Tate Modern by Artsjournal1

"The Tate briefly flirted with the idea of splitting in two and setting up an entirely separate Museum of Modern Art, inspired by the success of MoMA in New York. This was in the early 1990s…

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'Disney For A Despot': How Saddam Hussein Turned The Ruins Of Babylon Into A Propaganda Vehicle by Artsjournal1

"For Saddam, the ruined city of Babylon had always held a special fascination. He ordered an ambitious reconstruction of the city's walls, costing millions of dollars at the height of the Ir…

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A New Boom In Ceramic Art by Artsjournal1

Call them potters, ceramicists, or clay sculptors, but there are getting to be more of them, amateur and professional - and their work is fetching higher prices. Reporter Amy Fleming looks a…

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Ellen Burstyn Honors a Friendship With a Futurist by Kathryn Shattuck

Ms. Burstyn talks about “The House of Tomorrow” and her relationship with Buckminster Fuller, her coming directorial debut and her own #MeToo story.

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Barrett Wilbert Weed Performs “I’d Rather Be Me” from Mean Girls by Broadwaydirect

Tina Fey introduces a special performance of "I'd Rather Be Me," sung by Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janice, from the Broadway musical Mean Girls, for the Tonight Show audience. The post Barrett…

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Broadway Review: "Children of A Lesser God" at Studio 54 by Joseph Verlezza

Lauren Ridloff is a joy to watch as Sarah and gives an impressive Broadway debut, sculpting words with fluid movements that float in the air, accompanied by miens of anger, joy, passion and …

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Hello, Again, Bette! by Mark A. Robinson

Bette Midler, who won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, will return to the show for a strictly limited-engagement of six-weeks. She will succeed Bern…

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Shobna Gulati joins Everybody’s Talking About Jamie by Carly-Ann Clements

So everybody just keeps talking about Jamie... because it just keeps giving us reasons to. The Olivier Award-nominated show is still bringing joy to all its viewers thanks to its incredible…

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Emma Rice at Shakespeare’s Globe: Top 10 by Debbie Gilpin

I thought it would be great to celebrate some of my favourite things about Emma Rice’s time as the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Inside the Opening Night of My Fair Lady on Broadway by Hannah Vine

The Bartlett Sher-helmed revival officially opened April 19.

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New casting announced for The Mousetrap

The West End's longest running show, The Mousetrap, has just announced its cast for its 66th consecutive year on the London stage.

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Little Eyolf review – exhilarating Ibsen from Norway's National Theatre by Michael Billington

Print Room at the Coronet, LondonThis shattering revival draws out the playwright’s sexual candour and grim humour – and deserves a far longer runIt is the fashion these days to strip Ib…

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Arnab Chanda: ‘I cried when I saw Steve Martin live’ by Harriet Gibsone

The actor, writer and standup on the things that make him laugh the mostAmerican comedian Dr Brown [Phil Burgers]. And I cried when I saw Steve Martin touring with his bluegrass band because…

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, April 20, 2018 by Susan Grace

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Jenny Wilson: Exorcism — ‘dark electropop’

The Swedish singer-songwriter addresses her experience of sexual assault on an album that is unsettling, compelling and catchy

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VIDEO: Tina Fey Talks 30 Rock Reboot Rumors and Surprises Fans on THE TONIGHT SHOW by Stage Tube

Tina Fey appeared last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In addition to introducing a performance from Mean Girls the Musical, which can be seen here, Fey talked about 30 Rock…

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VIDEO: Check Out the Lyric Video for MEAN GIRLS Anthem I'D RATHER BE ME by TV News Desk

Check out the official lyric video for I'd Rather Be Me Performed by Barrett Wilbert Weed amp the Original Broadway Cast of MEAN GIRLS. The song is now available for purchase on iTunes.

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Photo Coverage: Inside a Loverly Opening Night at MY FAIR LADY! by Linda Lenzi

My Fair Lady opened last night, April 19, at Lincoln Center. We're taking you inside opening night on the red carpet. Check out photos below

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Get a First Look at the Reimagined THE WHO'S TOMMY in Denver, Starring Andy Mientus by Stephanie Wild

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the Theater Company's Broadway star-studded production of The Who's Tommy. Andy Mientus, who leads the cast, shared a first look photo to h…

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VIDEO: Barrett Wilbert Weed Performs 'I'd Rather Be Me' From MEAN GIRLS on The Tonight Show by Stage Tube

On last night's Tonight Show, Barrett Wilbert Weed, currently playing Janice in Mean Girls on Broadway, performed 'I'd Rather Be Me.' Tina Fey, the writer of the musical, as well as the movi…

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Book Review: “A Short History of Ireland” — A Concise Past by Lucas Spiro

Gibney's volume offers a wide range of readers with an introduction to the complexities of Irish history, including questions of what exactly constitutes the national history itself.

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Bette Midler Returning To Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ For Production’s End Run by Greg Evans

Bette Midler is heading back where she belongs, returning to Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! for the final six weeks of the hit Tony-winning show that won her a Tony of her own. Bernadette Pe…

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Bette Midler Will Return to Hello, Dolly! with David Hyde Pierce & Gavin Creel; Show to Conclude Run by Andy Lefkowitz

Call on Dolly! Bette Midler, the megastar who took home a 2017 Tony Award for her turn in the title role of Hello, Dolly!, will return to the Tony-winning revival at the Shubert Theatre on J…

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Russia Can't Let Go Of Fight Over Movie About Tsar Nicholas II And The Ballerina He Loved by Artsjournal1

"The reaction to Matilda represents, in microcosm, many of the contradictions of contemporary Russian culture. It should have been a flagship Russian movie, ... [and] originally had Oscar am…

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Heathers makes history, extra tickets on sale

Heathers The Musical, which is set to star Carrie Hope Fletcher as Veronica, broke box office records last week when it became the largest selling production at …

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Washington National Opera announces its 2018-2019 season by Susan Galbraith

The partnership between Washington National Opera and The Kennedy Center continues to dominate the opera scene in Washington. But Deborah Rutter, at the helm of the entire arts complex, cont…

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REVIEW: Bat Out Of Hell, Dominion Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo As Strat in Bat Out Of Hell, Andrew Polec is an incredible find. His scrawny, pale build and unkempt hair hide a voice that is perfectly suited to Steinman’s incredible…

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Elvis Presley hits abound in ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ stage musical arriving in June by Miriam Di Nunzio

The jukebox musical traces the first 18 months of Presley's career, from his days as a teen-aged truck driver to his association with Col. Tom Parker.

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Sarah McLellan: EST’s Developing Story by American Theatre Editors

She brings an administrative brain to a small, hardy new-play company on the verge of an upgrade.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Bette Midler Returns to ‘Hello, Dolly!’ as Closing Announced by Matthew Wexler

She's back but not for long. Bette Midler steps back into the title role for the show's final weeks before it closes on August 25.

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Kwame Kwei-Armah: ‘people of colour, the main stage is for you’

The new artistic director of London’s Young Vic theatre on leaving Baltimore and his plans for the future

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BWW's On This Day - April 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Opening Today: Catherine Keener in “Little Pink House” by Trav S.D.

I had several reasons for wanting to see Little Pink House, which opens today in seven cities. One is that I love Catherine Keener. The other is that it is set in, and was shot in, New Londo…

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Bolshoi's Controversial 'Nureyev' Leads Nominations For Russia's Top Dance Awards by Artsjournal1

"Both the creators of the ballet and its performers have been nominated for the Benois de la Danse, nicknamed the ballet's Oscars, in four professional categories: Ilya Demutskiy for Best Co…

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'There Is No Going Back From Here': Saudi Arabia's First Female Filmmaker On The Kingdom's Lifting Of The Ban On Cinemas by Artsjournal1

"Five years ago, Haifaa al-Mansour made history with her moving and critically-acclaimed drama Wadjda, making her not just the first female Saudi filmmaker, but the first director to have sh…

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Embattled Director Kirill Serebrennikov Gets A Film Into Cannes - So Russia Extends His House Arrest by Artsjournal1

The director of Moscow's acclaimed Gogol Center theater, Serebrennikov has been under house arrest since last August, awaiting trial on embezzlement charges that his allies call absurd and t…

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Killian Donnelly To Play Jean Valjean In UK And Ireland Tour Of LES MISERABLES by BroadwayWorld

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that Killian Donnelly will play 'Jean Valjean' in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Boublil and Schonberg musical 'LES MISERABLES'.

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Chinese Arts Space To Relaunch As Chinese Arts Now With New Festival For 2019 by BroadwayWorld

Today at a launch event at the Matcham Theatre, The Hippodrome it will be announced that London is to host the first arts festival in the UK dedicated to British-Chinese performance, visual…

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TV Star Shobna Gulati To Play Ray In EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE by BroadwayWorld

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good new musical sensation, is pleased to announce that Shobna Gulati, best known for playing Sunita Alahan in ITV's Coronation Street…

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LES MISERABLES Returns To Birmingham by BroadwayWorld

Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to announce the return of Cameron Mackintosh's breathtaking musical phenomenon Les Miserables. The new UK and Ireland tour of Boublil and Schonberg musical…

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National Theatre Announces How Great Thou Art, An Exhibition Of Photographs By Charlie Phillips by BroadwayWorld

To coincide with the opening of Natasha Gordon's new play, Nine Night, in the Dorfman Theatre, the National Theatre presents How Great Thou Art - 50 Years of African Caribbean Funerals in Lo…

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HEATHERS, Starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, Releases More Tickets by BroadwayWorld

The European premiere of HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL smashed The Other Palace box office records when it went on sale last week becoming the biggest on-sale in the history of The Other Palace. Th…

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BWW Review: BAT OUT OF HELL, Dominion Theatre by Nicky Sweetland

After a run at the London Coliseum last year and a subsequent tenure in Toronto, Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell is back in town - and it puts rock well and truly back into the West End.

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Review: Much Ado About Nothing at Rose Theatre Kingston by Hailey Bachrach

An uneasy mix: Simon Dormandy's production combines squirmy sexual politics with knockabout comedy. The post Review: Much Ado About Nothing at Rose Theatre Kingston appeared first on Exeunt …

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Joffrey Ballet to premiere a very different ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Kyle Macmillan - For The Sun-Times

This work, which the Royal Swedish Ballet debuted in 2015, has nothing directly to do with Shakespeare’s play of the same title, so don’t be confused.

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Fish in Water: How White Playwrights Unpack Whiteness by American Theatre Editors

Do a crop of inward-looking new plays about white privilege represent a step forward, or are they an expression of privilege in themselves?

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Even on Broadway, retail is dying before our eyes. Or is it? What does it all mean for Tribune Tower? by Chris Jones

If we all want retail to continue to be a part of our urban aesthetic landscape, we had better start buying things in shops. On Thursday, the Tribune reported that Carson’s, a department s…

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WATCH: Killian Donnelly is going on the road as Jean Valjean in Les Mis UK & Ireland tour

Killian Donnelly will make history as the first Irishman to play the role since Colm Wilkinson in the original production. Watch him chat below about bringing the show home to Dublin…

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Léonor Serraille on Jeune Femme, ‘the French Frances Ha’

The French writer-director has won acclaim for a debut feature that shines fresh light on ‘what it is to be a woman today’

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Back in the game: Chess returns to the West End by Nick Smurthwaite

With a long history of rewrites and revisions, Chess is being revived at the London Coliseum this month. Nick Smurthwaite looks at

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Paint the moment: why millennials are turning to oil and canvas

Young artists are depicting the blurring of online and offline life

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Q&A video and photos: What happens in the Dames loo on a Friday night? by Terri Paddock

I missed a trick with my questions last night at the world premiere of DAMES, the surreal comedy about six millennial women who meet in a nightclub loo, which marks the playwriting debut of…

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German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play by Associated Press

A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play about Adolf Hitler’s youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands.

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Wellingborough Castle Theatre contract awarded to Parkwood Creative by Matthew Hemley

Parkwood Creative, which operates Parkwood Theatres, has won the contract to run the Wellingborough Castle Theatre, taking its UK portfolio of venues

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Critics of Colour Collective launches to promote theatre writers from diverse backgrounds by Georgia Snow

A new collective for people of colour who write about theatre has been formed to support the development of critics from diverse

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Long Day’s Journey into Night review at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow – ’emotionally gruelling’ by Gareth K Vile

Eugene O’Neill’s script is torn between a tragic examination of familial conflict, realistic representation of drug and alcohol abuse, O’Neill’s need to

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Barry, Sky Atlantic — ‘an unnerving edge’

Bill Hader stars as a glum veteran-turned-hitman who hesitates when he is assigned to kill a physical trainer

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The Woman in White, BBC1 — ‘menaced maidenhead, vile villainy ’

The BBC’s new adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ Victorian novel looks set to be a thundering ride

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Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice review – a triumphant roar from Hollywood royalty by Claire Armitstead

The Other Palace, LondonThe showbiz veteran recovers from a shaky start to deliver a heartrending solo cabaret that melds the personal and politicalNever has a show been more aptly named. Ka…

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Fatberg Autopsy, C4 — ‘watch this well after you’ve eaten’

Rick Edwards joins the flushers of Thames Water as they investigate the unspeakable depths of London

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Westworld Season 2, Sky Atlantic — hokum to get hooked on

Evan Rachel Wood is superb as she morphs from sweet-faced homesteader to leader of the robot resistance

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Bette Midler to return for the end of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ run by Caitlin Huston

Bette Midler is returning to star in “Hello, Dolly!” for six weeks this summer. Midler will return to the show from July 17 through the end of the show, which producer Scott Rudin said w…

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Dates announced for Follies and Hadestown at National Theatre by Carly-Ann Clements

Did you miss the Olivier Award-winning run of Follies at the National Theatre last year? Well, put those regrets behind you because you'll have another chance. The post Dates announced for F…

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Sting and Shaggy: 44/876 — ‘defies expectations’

They make for an unlikely duo, but the rock elder statesman and the 1990s dancehall-pop star prove a simpatico pairing

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Drinks: Hippo Lite — ‘more charming with each spin’

Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley share the vocals, singing to spidery acoustic guitar and drowsy drones from a violin

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On digital: The Disaster Artist — fascinating and bizarre

Director/star James Franco fashions an excellent movie from the tale of an execrable one

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Brace yourself – here comes the next mega-hit jukebox musical. Tina, which opened with a bang in the West End this week

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‘Mir’s writing is the real star’: COCONUT – Ovalhouse & Touring by Laura Kressly

Guleraana Mir’s writing is the real star of Coconut. There’s room for development but the ideas are there and it’s refreshing to go to the theatre to see something that feels entirely …

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Goodbye Girls: Is TV done with the millennial?

Television is remoulding itself around a rapidly changing world — and the future is more ‘woke’ still

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BWW Review: THE GOLDEN F**KING YEARS, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre by Gary Naylor

The Golden Fking Years is a beautifully observed and acted farce that finds plenty of comedy in the tedium of ageing and the sudden opportunity of a bit of excitement - and the consequences …

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Passing Places review at Dundee Rep, Dundee – ‘sparkles with comic banter’ by Thom Dibdin

It is 21 years since Steven Greenhorn’s road movie for the stage had its debut at the Edinburgh Traverse. And, while it is firmly set

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The Gulf review at Tristan Bates Theatre, London – ‘never edges towards surprising territory’ by Frey Kwa Hawking

The heat is rising in the Alabama Delta. On an isolated fishing trip, Betty is trying to talk to her girlfriend Kendra,

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The Bekkrell Effect review at Roundhouse, London – ‘gently comedic and a bit confounding’ by Anna Winter

A circus inspired by nuclear physics? It’s hard not to think of the world’s premier political megalomaniacs and their social media sabre-rattling.

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On digital: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story — beauty, scandal and torpedoes

A biodoc that follows the star’s journey from Vienna to Hollywood to inventions for the military

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On digital: Gook — ‘fleeting instances of beauty’

Set against a backdrop of the LA riots, the film follows a group of young people from various ethnic minorities

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Gregory Ratoff: White Russian in Tinseltown by Trav S.D.

Gregory Ratoff (Grigory Vasilyevich Ratner, ca. 1893-1960) was a rarity in Hollywood: equally accomplished as both an actor and director, and also an occasional producer. He also acted and d…

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Killian Donnelly joins Les Misérables tour by Carly-Ann Clements

Today, Cameron Mackintosh announced the sad news that Killian Donnelly will be leaving the London production of Les Misérables. The post Killian Donnelly joins Les Misérables tour appeared…

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Pamela Lane obituary by John Heilpern

Stalwart of British theatre and first wife of John OsbornePamela Lane, the first wife of the playwright John Osborne, who has died at the age of 80, outlived all of his subsequent four wives…

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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! by Bww Special

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature…

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BWW Interview: Tracy-Ann Oberman Talks PRESENT LAUGHTER by Rona Kelly

Chichester Festival Theatreis a place of firsts forTracy-Ann Oberman. Last year, she performed inThe Fiddler on the Roof, her first professional musical. This Spring, she returns to CFT once…

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Design classic: Lemon squeezer by Gino Colombini

Made in 1958, the colourful item won the Compasso d’Oro Italian award for industrial design

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‘The best piece of experiential new writing currently on the London stage’: PLASTIC – Old Red Lion Theatre by Aleks Sierz

In Kenneth Emson’s superbly crafted new play, Plastic, a small town along the Thames Estuary in Essex smoulders its hormonal slow-burns until a teenage disagreement escalates into a traged…

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Friday, April 20, 2018 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Reviews are in for “My Fair Lady,” “Hadestown” is Coming to Broadway via London, and San Francisco Critics have their Say on “Head Over Heels”! &#…

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On the Couch with Natalie Gamsu by Arts Review

Who is Natalie Gamsu? Who is Natalie Gamsu… I think that question is always more accurate when you ask other people their experience of you. I think I’m your average neurotic warm he…

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Liver Birds Flying Home review at Royal Court, Liverpool – ‘less than the sum of its many parts’ by Catherine Jones

Back in the 70s, The Liver Birds was ground-breaking TV – a show where the lead characters were two young women who

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Killian Donnelly to play Valjean in Les Miserables tour by Georgia Snow

Killian Donnelly will play Jean Valjean in Les Miserables when it tours the UK later this year. Donnelly is currently playing the

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‘Palpable sense of belonging’: SIGNIFICANT OTHER INC – The Vaults ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Much of what the Pensive Federation has achieved isn’t to do with the large numbers that take part (even though that is impressive) but because of the palpable sense of belonging that the …

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2018 Bendigo Queer Film Festival by Arts Review

Now in its fifteenth year, and running 27 – 29 April 2018, the Bendigo Queer Film Festival (BQFF) is one of the few regional centres Australia wide to host its very own queer film festiv…

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NEWS: Killian Donnelly is cast as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables UK & Ireland tour by Press Releases

Killian Donnelly will play Jean Valjean in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Boublil and Schönberg musical Les Misérables.

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‘Hilariously chaotic production’: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – Rose Theatre, Kingston ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

But overall, this is a light and entertaining production of Much Ado About Nothing that just needs some more focus in some scenes to keep the pace flowing better. Worth a visit.

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Meet Miss Littlewood: #ClareBurt will play the legendary theatre director in her @TheRSC debut

The actress will portray Joan Littlewood in a brand new musical by Sam Kenyon, opening at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 22 June 2018.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Albert Dadon acquires Sydney jazz club The Basement by Arts Review

Musical entrepreneur and property developer, Albert Dadon, has acquired the name and assets of Sydney jazz club, The Basement, planning to reopen the iconic venue as soon as possible. The ol…

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Persuasion review at Playground Theatre, London – ‘faithful and traditional’ by Rosemary Waugh

Persuasion was the last novel finished by Jane Austen, and it contains all the well-worn components the author is famous for. There’s

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Educating Rita review at New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme – ‘totally absorbing’ by Neil Bonner

Any preconceptions that this might simply be a tired rehash of an all-too-familiar play are quickly dispelled the moment our cast of

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NEWS: Surgent Theatre’s production of Steven Dietz’s Lonely Planet opens at Trafalgar Studios in June by Press Releases

Surgent Theatre has announced its production of Steven Dietz’s Lonely Planet to open at Trafalgar Studio 2 in the run-up to London’s iconic Pride parade.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

ABC and Screen Australia release new series of Art Bites by Arts Review

Bingeable masterpieces that will make you laugh, cry and explore the importance of artistic expression, four new Art Bites documentaries helmed by emerging director and producer teams have b…

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Review: The Encounter at the Barbican by Ava Davies

I’ve seen it five times... Ava Davies reviews the return of Simon McBurney's The Encounter to the Barbican The post Review: The Encounter at the Barbican appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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This artist's works will blow you away in Sacramento exhibit

I’ll be very surprised if Jack Ogden’s superb show of new paintings and sculptures at b. sakata garo doesn’t wind up at the top of my list of favorite shows … Click to Continue &…

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Where the game is always afoot for Sherlock lovers

Welcome to Baker Street West, where all things Sherlock Holmes seem possible. Over lunch, Mrs. Hudson and Irene Adler (a.k.a. "the woman") concocted this idea to give their old friend ……

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Broadway: “Hello, Dolly!” Will Close August 25th After Bette Midler Makes a 6 Week Return at Top Dollar by Roger Friedman

Well, what else can you do? “Hello, Dolly!” has been playing to respectable houses since January when Bernadette Peters took over. Peters, Categories: Featured Theater(Read mo…

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Paige Rattray appointed Sydney Theatre Company Associate Director by Arts Review

Sydney Theatre Company (STC) has announced the appointment of former Richard Wherrett Fellow, Paige Rattray, in the new role of Associate Director. Currently Associate Artistic Director for …

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Review: Assassins at the Gate Theatre  by Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack reviews Stephen Sondheim's musical about nine people who attempted to assassinate US presidents The post Review: Assassins at the Gate Theatre  appeared first on Exeunt Maga…

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Pia Catton: Theatre boards need to involve artists to help battle harassment by Pia Catton

From London to Texas, non-profit theatres are cleaning up the fallout from sexual misconduct allegations. After the revelations and resignations, leadership searches

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Howard Sherman: Will winning a Pulitzer finally bring Cost of Living to Broadway? by Howard Sherman

When Martyna Majok’s play Cost of Living was announced as the recipient of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama earlier this week,

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Mark Shenton: Our love of jukebox shows mustn’t be allowed to drown out original scores by Mark Shenton

“You already know you’re going to love it!” proclaims the advertising slogan for Mamma Mia!, now heading for its 20th anniversary in

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Bette Midler Will Return To HELLO, DOLLY! For Final Six Weeks of Broadway Run by Alan Henry

The Associated Press reports that Bette Midler will return to HELLO, DOLLY on Broadway for a limited six week engagement to close out the Broadway run beginning July 17th.

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Bette Midler to Return to ‘Hello, Dolly!’ This Summer by Michael Paulson

Ms. Midler, who won a Tony for her performance, will close out the last six weeks of the hit show.

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Music Market to be established at Collingwood Arts Precinct by Arts Review

The Music Market will open its doors next year as the first tenant of the new Collingwood Arts Precinct on Johnston Street. It will be home to music peak body Music Victoria and youth music …

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Bette Midler Will Return to Broadway's Hello, Dolly!; Tony-Winning Revival Sets Closing Date by Ryan McPhee

Midler will play a six-week encore engagement this summer, succeeding Bernadette Peters.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Bid Now to Win Two House Seats and A Backstage Tour at BOOK OF MORMON by BroadwayWorld

Here is your chance to enjoy 2 premium house seats to the Broadway smash hit,The Book of Mormon

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What the offices of 1970s corporate America tell us about the future

Wide lapels and clunky computers: a photographic flashback to an age of menace and optimism

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Vinyl records turn the tables for collectors and investors

How your old album collection could be gaining in value — if it’s not too scratched

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Tony Winner Sutton Foster’s NYC Concert Airs April 20 by Andrew Gans

Foster is joined by guest star Jonathan Groff on the PBS broadcast.

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Andy Mientus Stars in The Who's Tommy for Denver Center Beginning April 20 by Andrew Gans

Sam Buntrock directs a cast that also features Charl Brown, Carson Elrod, and Lulu Fall.

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5 Essential Facts About Broadway Swings by Mo Brady

What exactly is a swing?

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How Frozen on Broadway Captures a Cinematic Sound by Logan Culwell-Block

The unusual instruments Tony-nominated orchestrator Dave Metzger brings to Disney’s newest Broadway musical.

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