Thursday, April 24, 2014

PHOTO CALL: Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Starring Patrick Page, Opens on Broadway, Red Carpet Arrivals by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

Casa Valentina, a new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein about an upstate colony where heterosexual men dress as women, officially opened on Broadway April 23 at …

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The Great Immensity, Featuring Damian Baldet and Chris Sullivan, Opens at Public Theater April 24 by Carey Purcell

The New York premiere of The Civilians' The Great Immensity officially opens April 24 at the Public Theater following previews that began April 11. 

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"Welcome to Berlin!": Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Cabaret Opens April 24 on Broadway by Michael Gioia

Alan Cumming, who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the sexy and seductive Emcee in Cabaret, returns to the Kit Kat Klub in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony-winning production of t…

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Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, Starring William Shatner, Screened in Cinemas April 24 by Andrew Gans

Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, which was seen on Broadway in February 2012 starring William Shatner, is screened in cinemas nationwide April 24 at 7:30 PM local time.

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Broadway's Leading Ladies Go Commercial, Part 2: Betty Buckley, Bernadette Peters, Megan Mullally and More in Ads from 1980s by David Gewirtzman

Sit in front of a television set long enough, and you'll probably see a familiar Broadway face or two — and not just on your regularly scheduled programs, but in the commercials, t…

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CBS' "Bad Teacher" Comedy, Featuring Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, David Alan Grier, Debuts April 24 by Andrew Gans

"Bad Teacher," a single camera comedy based on the feature film of the same name, makes its TV debut April 24 at 9:31 PM ET on CBS; check local listings.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret, Christopher Sieber and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending April 26 by Megan Dekic

When the Playbill Vault launched in December 2011, it included information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working o…

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Schools of the Stars: Where Cabaret Cast and Creators Went to College by Robert Viagas

Where the principals of the musical Cabaret pursued their college studies.

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Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss and More Are Putting the Pieces Together at 54 Below April 24 by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, Teal Wicks and Natalie Weiss are among the performers participating in Putting the Pieces Together: Volume 2, a benefit concert for autism awarene…

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Lives of Barbara Hutton and Brenda Frazier Inspire Debutante, Beginning April 24 in NYC by Adam Hetrick

Debutante, a new play by Ryann Weir that is inspired by the lives of real-life debutantes Barbara Hutton and and Brenda Frazier, begins performances April 24 in New York City.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Four Last Things, Starring Tony Nominee Elizabeth A. Davis by Matthew Blank

The U.S. premiere of Lisa Tierney-Keogh's Four Last Things, the story of a young woman struggling with her life, begins performances April 22 Off-Broadway at The American Globe Theatre.

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Hedwig and the Angry Inch — Neil in Heels by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the Broadway opening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell, Lena Hall and Yoko Ono were there. So was Playbill.com.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Audiences Also Receive Hurt Locker the Musical Playbills by Carey Purcell

Theatregoers at the Broadway premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will receive an extra Playbill, along with the one for the rock musical starring Neil Patrick Harris.

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Audience Members Share Surprise Engagement at Callaway Sisters' Sibling Revelry 54 Below Show (Plus Video) by Adam Hetrick

Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway helped a dream come true for David Robeano, who proposed to his partner of seven years, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld, during the Tony Award nominees' April 19 perfo…

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Stephen Flaherty, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Robert Brown, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk Sound Off on Sheet Music Piracy and Advice for Songwriters by Michael Gioia

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee hosted its first anti-piracy awareness event April 21 from 5 PM–7 PM in New York City. Playbill.com was there.

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PHOTO CALL: The 2014 Easter Bonnet Competition in Performance by Matthew Blank

The 28th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition raised an all-time record $4,532,129 in six weeks of nightly curtain-call appeals. That total eclipsed the $4.25 m…

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Pride and Prejudice, Billy Elliot, Good People and Carrie Will Play La Mirada Theatre by Carey Purcell

La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 season will feature the world premiere of Pride and Prejudice, the regional premiere of Billy Elliot and the Los Angeles premiere of Carrie The Musical.

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Chondra Profit, Heather Parcells, Brian Craft and Anthony Crouchelli Set for Broadway Battles Bullying Benefit Concert by Carey Purcell

 A benefit concert entitled Broadway Battles Bullying will be presented May 2 at 11:30 PM at Joe's Pub.

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The Bridges of Madison County Cast Album, With Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Breaks Into Billboard 200 by Adam Hetrick

The original Broadway cast album of the new Jason Robert Brown-Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County, which was released digitally April 15 from Ghostlight Records, debuted at …

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Tommy Tune Taps into the Café Carlyle by Steven Suskin

Tony Award winner Tommy Tune made his Café Carlyle debut April 22. Playbill.com was there.

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Players Club Served With Foreclosure Action; President Responds by Carey Purcell

The Players Club, the historic organization devoted to artists and patrons of the arts, has been served with foreclosure action, DNAinfo.com reports.

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Joshua Bell, Austin Pendleton, Jackie Hoffman and Frank London Join Fiddler on the Roof Celebration at Town Hall by Adam Hetrick

Joshua Bell, Austin Pendleton, Jackie Hoffman and Frank London have joined the starry 50th anniversary celebration of Fiddler on the Roof at the Town Hall, which will include the previously …

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Mel Brooks Will Perform Solo Show at the Geffen Playhouse by Adam Hetrick

Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award winner Mel Brooks will perform a solo show at the Geffen Playhouse April 28.

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PHOTO CALL: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Opens on Broadway; Curtain Call, Red Carpet Arrivals and Cast Party by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

The Broadway premiere of the John Cameron Mitchell-Stephen Trask rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, opened on Broadway April 22 foll…

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Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Ryan Silverman and More Will Star in Kennedy Center's Side Show by Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' production of Side Show, which will be presented June 14-July 13 in the Eisenhower Theater.

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Highlights From Cabaret Starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams

Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony Award-winning production (Best Revival, 1998) of Cabaretreturns to Broadway. Alan Cumming stars in his Tony-winning role as Emcee opposite three-time A…

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All the Way, Mothers and Sons, After Midnight, Fun Home, Aladdin, Beautiful, Glass Menagerie, Lady Day and More Are Drama League Nominees by Andrew Gans

Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominees for the 2014 Drama League Awards, which celebrate productions both on and Off-Broadway, April 23 at Sardi's Restaurant.

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Trent Armand Kendall, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Lawrence Clayton Set for Reading of Louis-and-Ella! by Andrew Gans

Louis-and-Ella!, a new jazz musical by Trent Armand Kendall, will receive a developmental table reading April 24 in Manhattan.

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Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette Will Co-Star in "Miss You Already" Film by Michael Gioia

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, who made her Broadway debut in this season's Betrayal, and Tony Award nominee Toni Collette are attached to star in the comedy-drama "Miss You Already,&qu…

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Cast Members from Tour of Porgy and Bess Will Offer Inspired by Love to Benefit ASTEP by Andrew Gans

Cast members from the national tour of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess will be Inspired By Love May 12 Upstairs at Vitello's.

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Constantine Maroulis and The Company Men Will Be Part of Linda Eder: Night After the Tonys by Andrew Gans

Linda Eder: Night After the Tonys, featuring original Jekyll & Hyde star Eder, will play the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre June 9 at 8 PM.

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