Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Review: The Three Musketeers by Wendy Rosenfield

The Three Musketeers, written by Alexandre Dumas, with a new adaptation by Quintessence Theatre Group, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at noon (Broadway Time)

Measure for Measure review – punchy reminder that power corrupts by Lyn Gardner

Barbican, LondonDeclan Donnellan’s Russian-language production has pleasing fluidity and some powerful moments Continue reading...

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Butoh festival mixes humor, horror by Laura Molzahn

You can't beat butoh for variety, creativity and utter investment. Despite, or because of, performers' intense self-focus, it seems butoh can be more open than conventional dance to craft an…

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Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread at Strathmore by Vanessa Terzaghi

The smoky, soulful  knows how to make an entrance and how to keep an audience mesmerized. Rosanne Cash played at The Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, April 17, 2015. Her two-hour set f…

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Seeing double at Croton-Harmon’s ‘Sound of Music’ by Peter D. Kramer

Attending a musical rehearsal at Croton-Harmon High School has always been about seeing double. In an effort to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to try their hand at a role, the…

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Photo Flash: Lucy Liu and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Pay a Visit to HAMILTON by BroadwayWorld

The world premiere production of Hamilton, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail opened Feb…

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Family Portrait! Meet the Full Cast of FUN HOME, Opening Tonight on Broadway by Meet The Cast

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical, with music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction b…

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Breaking News: Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Rodney Hicks & More Set for New Musical COME FROM AWAY at La Jolla by BroadwayWorld

This just in La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its season opener, the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian hu…

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Five Broadway tickets to snag before Tony nominations make it impossible | by Marc Snetiker

This article may only serve you well for the next few days, but it may just be the difference between access to the season’s hottest tickets and standing in line with your visiting relativ…

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Feldberg: Actress Julie White on her new Brodway role

Julie White has had a rich and varied career. Theater fans know her as a very funny comic actress, winner of a Tony Award in 2007 for playing a memorably assertive Hollywood agent in "T…

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Mahopac is ready for ‘Blonde’ highlights by Peter D. Kramer

Here’s a sign that Mahopac has just the right girl to play Elle Woods in this week’s “Legally Blonde”: Mention her character’s name and Mahopac senior Olivia De…

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Green Room Roundup: April 19, 2015 by The Team

What songs should you avoid if you want to stand out at your next audition? How can you stay involved in the contemporary musical theater scene if you live far from one of its hubs? What que…

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ArtsBeat: Kenneth Branagh Starting London Theater Company by Roslyn Sulcas

The troupe will include Judi Dench and put on a season of plays.

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Review: Black Cat Cabaret: Salon des Artistes, Café de Royale by Ana Malinovic

The opulent setting of the Café de Royal is home to the Black Cat Cabaret’s Salon des Artistes. When you first enter, the historic, almost intimidatingly grandiose surrounds of the Oscar …

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Review: Lampedusa, Soho Theatre by Lisa Carroll

It can be surprisingly tough to write a review when a show is as brilliant as Anders Lustgarten’s latest play, Lampedusa. Running at the Soho Theatre’s intimate Upstairs space, Lampedusa…

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Review: Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Vaults by Rebecca Latham

‘Drink Me’ or ‘Eat Me’? The answer to that question will determine the route you take through Wonderland; purposefully split off from your party, you could find yo…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Describes Some West End Theaters as “Not Fit For the Purpose” by Mark Shenton

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, a global superstar composer, London impresario and leading theatre owner, as well as a notable art collector, has spoken out publicly once again about the substanda…

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Helen Hayes Theater sold to Second Stage after legal battle by Joe Dziemianowicz, Denis Slattery

The Helen Hayes Theatre has finally been sold following an eight year legal battle.

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Ballet star Wendy Whelan coming to Cleveland with 'Restless Creature' tale of transformation by Zachary Lewis

In one hour Saturday, April 25, with four choreographers, former New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan will relive her metamorphosis and prove to the world that she, like many older balleri…

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Florida Studio Theatre goes for laughs and music this summer by Jay Handelman

Touring cabaret shows fill a summer season with some lighthearted plays and musicals.... Read more » The post Florida Studio Theatre goes for laughs and music this summer appeared first…

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New and Noteworthy: Theater

New This Week Hello Dolly! (Media Theatre) Andrea McArdle has grown from the moppet Annie to the mature meddler Dolly Levi, in this hugely popular '60s musical. Previews Wednesday, Thursday,…

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Q&A: Blake Hammond

Name: Blake HammondWhere are you from? Glen Rose, TexasBroadway credits:  Living on Love, First Date, Sister Act, Elf, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, The Lion King, Kiss Me Kate, The Music Man, O…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/19/15- THE PRODUCERS by Stage Tube

Today in 2001, The Producers opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 2502 performances. The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of…

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Yassmin and Karmine Alers, cast members of the new musical On...

Yassmin and Karmine Alers, cast members of the new musical On Your Feet!, will be sharing the stage at the Marquis Theatre when the show begins performances in October. 

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Review: Nightingales, New Wimbledon Studio by Hannah Tookey

Discussions around rape culture have been building steadily over the last few years, with attitudes slowly changing. Rape culture is talked about actively and openly by groups such as Cuntry…

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Review: Fight Night, Unicorn Theatre by Rachael Smith

The General Election is taking place in less than three weeks and in London you can barely move for politically-themed theatre seasons and performances – with this many candidates it’s g…

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Review: Plastic Figurines, New Diorama Theatre by Tamsin Paternoster

Ella Carmen Greenhill’s short play brilliantly hinges on a type of awkward miscommunication. Both intricate, frustrated and realistic, the perspectives of both Rose and her autistic brothe…

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Woodlands is all in this together by Peter D. Kramer

At Woodlands High School this week, the kid playing the jock who loves musicals (despite the fact that his friends give him grief about it) is a jock who loves musicals despite the fact that…

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The School for Scandal, theatre review: Richard Sheridan's satire still presses buttons

In an age where reputations are won and lost at the click of an iPhone, Richard Sheridan’s The School for Scandal is a canny choice for a revival at the Tobacco Factory.

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Century of Slapstick #79: Wished on Mabel by Trav S.D.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Keystone comedy Wished on Mabel.  Mabel Normand starred in and directed the short, which was improvised and shot in Golden Gate…

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Fuse in New York: “An American in Paris” and “Wolf Hall,” Parts One and Two by Iris Fanger

Today's Broadway is at its best presenting blockbuster spectacles like Wolf Hall and An American in Paris.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 9am (Broadway Time)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan Groff by Richard Ridge

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations QampA series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union…

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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by John Morrison

While many theatres are staging election-related plays in the next three weeks, the National Theatre has shown a flash of genius by reviving a work that confronts all the big questions which…

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This Week’s Picks! All Hail Queen Lesli, Go Home with Chita Rivera & Time Travel with Something Rotten! by Pete Croatto

Hey, you, lounging on a blanket in Central Park—you have five more months to drink wine and eat crackers outside. Besides, there’s way too much fun stuff to do on Broadway and be…

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Carmen Disruption review – compelling deconstruction of Bizet opera by Michael Billington

Simon Stephens’s extraordinary and haunting new play peoples the Carmen story with vivid, isolated characters from our modern urban world Continue reading...

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Joe Stilgoe: musician by David Hutchison

When musician Joe Stilgoe performed at a concert with Maria Friedman, she was so impressed with his audience interaction that she decided

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Features: Test your theatre knowledge: Musical theatre ABC

How well can you recognise show logos?

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Century of Slapstick #78: Harold Lloyd’s Oldest Surviving Comedy by Trav S.D.

A red letter day! Today marks the 100th anniversary of the oldest surviving Harold Lloyd comedy Just Nuts.  The Museum of Modern Art has one of the few surviving copies; I had it screened …

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Review: Look, we are breathing/Rivendell Theatre Ensemble by Alex Huntsberger

RECOMMENDED Just because someone’s died doesn’t make their death a martyrdom. It doesn’t mean they were a saint. Complicated or downright negative feelings that a person had for someon…

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Kenneth Branagh Sets Up New Theatre Company With Judi Dench, Lily James, Rob Brydon by Suzi Steffen

Also, the guy who plays Robb Stark on Game of Thrones. “The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company will take up residency at London’s Garrick Theatre for a year in October. The Cinderel…

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7am (Broadway Time)

BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Music review: Big Russian music, big performances at SLSO

Conductor Vasily Petrenko and pianist Simon Trpceski wow them.

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Family fun plays at the Peabody with 'I Love Lucy'

'I Love Lucy: Live on Stage' showcases the charm of a TV classic

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Regional Arts Commission director Jill McGuire retires after 30 years

"Per capita, St. Louis is the best arts city in the country," she says.

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Sacred Heart and the GWB by Peter D. Kramer

Before this week, the biggest role Alex Guzman had ever held in a play at Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers was as the ship captain in “Anything Goes.” Or maybe a businessman i…

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Dead exciting: the zombie show bringing new blood to theatre by Matthew Hemley

In 2009, on the other side of the world, the idea for a show was born that sought to attract a whole

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 6am (Broadway Time)

On the air at Rockland Country Day by Peter D. Kramer

Will Youmans (inset) is from a show-business family. His mom is playwright Elizabeth Egloff. His dad builds sets for Broadway, including the Sinatra musical, “Come Fly Away” and …

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VIDEO: Mike Dixon on Musical Direction and Creative Team Parity by Mike Dixon

Continuing our feature series educating audiences on the importance of musical directors, My Theatre Mates co-founder Mark Shenton interviews musical director and Also Recognised Awards part…

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Come From Away to get La Jolla premiere with three Canadians in cast by Richard Ouzounian

Play by authors of My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding is about Sept. 11 aftermath in Gander, Newfoundland

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 5am (Broadway Time)

What happens when an Oscar winner does a musical? by Allison Hilbig

  Catherine Martin - better known as CM State:  NSW …

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Jean-Christophe Maillot: 'What about people who don't know about dance?' by Mark Monahan

Mark Monahan heads to Monaco to meet the director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

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Sean Holmes: ‘No one talks about the deep conservatism in British acting’ by Matt Trueman

When Sean Holmes took over the Lyric Hammersmith six years ago, he laid out his ambition to turn it into a kind

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)

To each her own by Deborah Jones

Sydney Opera House, April 2, 4 and 7 TWO and bit years ago, when Paris Opera Ballet came to Sydney with its production of Giselle, I was able to see three excitingly different readings of th…

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Against Captain’s Orders review – the historical thrill is extraordinary by Susannah Clapp

National Maritime Museum, LondonPunchdrunk’s seafaring show for children is earnest but brings the past brilliantly to lifeThe astounding feature of a Punchdrunk show is the amount of stuf…

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Uisge-Beatha Gu Leòr (Whisky Galore) review – a suitable whiff of whimsy by Clare Brennan

Òran Mór, Glasgow Iain Finlay Macleod’s Gaelic updating of Compton Mackenzie’s classic is funny but loses something on the way Continue reading...

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Alice’s Adventures Underground review – never a dull moment by Kate Kellaway

The Vaults, London An aptly subterranean reworking of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece is the perfect remedy for grown-ups who have forgotten what it is to play Continue reading...

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The School for Scandal review – tittle-tattle a la mode by Susannah Clapp

Tobacco Factory, BristolSheridan’s classic is given a modern twist in Andrew Hilton’s pitch-perfect production Continue reading...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber: 'London's West End theatres are uncomfortable and outdated' by Patrick Sawer

Andrew Lloyd Webber describes many of London's venues as 'not fit for purpose', with cramped seating offering poor views of the stage

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)

The Twits review – Enda Walsh clobbers Dahl’s comic caper by Susannah Clapp

Royal Court, LondonWalsh’s ‘mischievous’ dialogue and plot additions largely obscure Dahl’s nimble, knockabout nastinessThis is not what the Roald Dahl estate wants to hear. Billy, s…

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Gebirge; Theo Clinkard – review by Luke Jennings

Sadler’s Wells; the Place, London A nightmare vision from Pina Bausch insinuates and alienates, while Theo Clinkard takes his twisting, looping time to delightful effect Continue reading...

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Fun Home Leaps from Page to Stage; Opens Officially on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Ready to come to the Fun Home? The Broadway premiere of Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical opens officially on April 19 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The show, based on the …

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)

‘The Romantics Wagner & Liszt’ at The In Series by Jessica Vaughan

The In Series self-described salon-style concert tribute is a celebration of musical mastery – from the two composers featured to the pianists and singers – The Romantics Wagner & Li…

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A Backstage Look As HAMILTON Pays Tribute To A CHORUS LINE For 40th Anniversary With Original Cast by Pat Cerasaro

A closer look as HAMILTON tributes A CHORUS LINE in an unforgettable way

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Opening Night: After An Acclaimed Public Theater Run, Fun Home Officially Opens on Broadway Tonight

Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron collaborated on musicalizing Alison Bechdel's acclaimed graphic memoir.

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I Can’t Believe I Just Watched This!: “Riddick” by Monica Reida

Thanks to Meghan-Annette for suggesting this film for “I Can’t Believe I Just Watched This!” After watching “Myra Breckinridge” I found myself explaining to peo…

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Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger, Felicia Finley Are Part of Tonight’s Wedding Singer Reunion Conce by Andrew Gans

The Wedding Singer Reunion Concert, featuring songs from the Tony-nominated 2006 musical, plays 54 Below April 19.

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Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: April 19 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1946 Actor Tim Curry is born in Cheshire, England. He will create memorable Broadway roles including Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Mozart in Amadeus, Dada artist Tristan Tzara in…

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Groundbreaking Graphic Memoir Is New Broadway Musical Fun Home Opens Tonight by Adam Hetrick

The critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Fun Home, which parallels her own coming of age as a lesbian and the suicide of her closeted gay father, of…

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Playbill Poll: What’s Your Favorite Cover of a Broadway Song Performed by a Pop Singer? by Olivia Clement

Pop and musical theatre fans recenlty united in their common love of Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson's cover of the romantic Phantom duet "All I Ask of You." P…

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Surviving Brain Surgery On the Way to Broadway: Sisters Take the Stage Together in On Your Feet! by Whitney Spaner

Yassmin and Karmine Alers, cast members of the new Broadway musical On Your Feet!, will be sharing the stage at the Marquis Theatre when the show l begins performances in October. But the ro…

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Schools of the Stars: Where Fun Home Cast and Creators Went to College by Sarah Jane Arnegger

Where the principals of the Broadway musical Fun Home pursued their college studies.

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The Hills Are Alive Again! “The Sound of Music” Returning to Cinemas Today by Robert Viagas

"The Sound of Music," the classic movie musical based on Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical, will return to selected cinemas nationally on April 19 and 22.

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Reefer Madness Cast Reunites for “4/20 Concert Event” April 19-20! by Michael Gioia

The cult classic musical Reefer Madness will be presented in concert, starring a slew of original cast members from the stage production and the film, April 19 at 11:30 PM and April 20 at 7 …

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Application Pending, Starring YouTube Sensation Christina Bianco, Ends Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Application Pending, the new Off-Broadway comedy starring Christina Bianco, ends its run April 19 at the Westside Theatre.

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Kathryn Grody Brings New Solo Show Off-Broadway Tonight by Olivia Clement

Following her acclaimed 1998 Broadway monlogue play, A Mom's Life, Obie winner Kathryn Grody performs another self-penned, one-woman show, Falling Apart...Together, at the Classi…

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At Home With An American in Paris’ Max von Essen, a Handyman in Hell’s Kitchen by Micki Siegel's new column offers readers an exclusive inside look at the homes of Broadway's stars and behind-the-scenes movers and shakers.

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