Sunday, May 29, 2016

Peggy Spencer obituary by Veronica Horwell

Teacher, choreographer and popular judge on the BBC’s Come DancingAlthough Peggy Spencer’s life revolved around the ballroom, she never thought of herself as a dancer or choreographer; s…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

When Actors Wage Battle by Kevin Delin

Steven Leigh Morris reports the latest twist in the ongoing discussion about the preservation of intimate theater in Los Angeles: actor Ann Colby Stocking has filed an official wage claim ag…

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PPE: a microplay about politics by the Guardian and the Royal Court – video by Guardian Staff

The public struggle to keep in step with politicians during the fallout of the financial crisis. David Annen, Cyril Nri and Eileen Walsh star in PPE, a microplay about the power of physical …

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The Breakout Season and the Evolution of Diversity on the Great “White” Way by Marcus Scott

A dozen actors and creatives—including Kenny Leon, Alex Lacamoire, Audra McDonald, Sophie Okonedo, Ruthie Ann Miles and more—weigh in on the season that challenged the status quo and rai…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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CSC's Peer Gynt Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

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

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Monday, May 23, 2016

VIDEO: Sibling Stars Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Duet WICKED's 'For Good' by Michael Dale

One's a jazz baby, the other's a Broadway baby, but when these sisters harmonize, it's a beautiful blend.

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Josephine and I review – one-woman show goes deeper than hero-worship by Alexis Soloski

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, New YorkCush Jumbo performs Jospehine Baker with such passion that it comes to seem less like homage and more like invocationErnest Hemingway called Joseph…

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Broadway Bares' Holly Ann Butler: My Favorite Strip by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway dancer Holly Ann Butler (On The Town) shares backstage and rehearsal secrets from Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque.

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Three-Time Tony & Oscar Winner Mark Rylance Will Lead Nice Fish in the West End by Imogen Lloyd Webber

After talk that Mark Rylance would return to Broadway this fall in Farinelli and the King, comes the news that he instead will headline Nice Fish in the West End. The three-time Tony and Osc…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Broadway Stars Joined Forces To Help Raise $200,000 For Creative Alternatives Of New York (CANY) At The 2016 Annual “Theater & Therapy” Gala by Jack Quinn

Guests were also treated to surprise live performances at the event. Ann Hampton Callaway opened the night’s festivities with a mash up of the songs “People” and “Being Alive” to r…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Cady Huffman, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Raise Funds at 2016 CANY Gala by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Broadway stars came together for a special evening to help raise funds and awareness for Creative Alternatives of New York CANY, a leading nonprofit organization kno…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ann Pennington teaching Felix the Cat how to dance the “Black Bottom”. by Trav S.D.

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE: The “Black Bottom” refers to a dance which became popular in the 1920s, originating among African Americans in the rural South. It was adopt…

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Friday, May 13, 2016

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA Hampstead, NW3 by Libby Purves

A DESERT HERO AND THE ROOTS OF TROUBLE..   One glory of Howard Brenton as a playwright is his ability to tease out, in very specific history plays (55 Days, Ann Boleyn, Dr Scroggy’s W…

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Interviews: Gavin Creel, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Hunter Foster, and More Put Maize & Blue on Broadway

Creel talks Ann Arbor, Midwest values, and the importance of giving back.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A 'Loverly' Lineup! Alex Jennings and Anna O'Byrne to Lead MY FAIR LADY in Sydney by BroadwayWorld

Australia's MY FAIR LADY just announced its leading players, featuringAlex Jennings as Professor Higgins, Ann O'Byrne as Eliza Doolittle, Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle, Robyn Nevin as…

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CSC's Peer Gynt Begins Performances Tonight by Olivia Clement

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

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ann Harada and More Set for FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES as Part of New Musicals at 54 by BroadwayWorld

The NEW MUSICALS AT 54 series will presentFUNKED UP FAIRY TALES by Kirsten Childs at Feinstein's54 Below on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

David Langham & Chris Cowley Will Join Les Miserables in the West End by Ryan McPhee

The West End company of Les Miserables is about to welcome a new innkeeper and revolutionary. Joining the cast next month are David Langham as Thenardier and Chris Cowley as Enjolras. The tw…

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NEWS: Emma Williams and Ian Bartholomew reunite for Half a Sixpence, Full cast by Press Releases

Chichester Festival Theatre and Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of HALF A SIXPENCE will introduce two young actors – Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps (replacing Bryan Dick*) and Devon-E…

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Interview: Ann Hampton Callaway On Her ‘Lucky’ Career Moments, Her Radio Show “This Is Cabaret”, and Her Involvement with Creative Alternative by Courtney Marie

Ann Hampton Callaway has built a career in the entertainment industry that will live on for generations to come. In addition to performing on numerous television shows and specials, as well …

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Streetcar Named Desire – St. Ann’s Warehouse by Sandi Durell

    by: Carol Rocamora   Sometimes a production comes along that shakes up a classic, and you feel that you’re seeing it for the very first time. Such is the case of Benedi…

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Theater News: Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Be Honored at Creative Alternatives of NY Gala

Broadway veterans Ann Hampton Callaway and Cady Huffman will cohost the event.

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I Interview Playwrights Part 833: Jessica Huang by Adam Szymkowicz

Jessica Huang Hometown/Current Town: Minneapolis, MN Q:  What are you working on now? A:  A couple commissions - a ghost story about a Chinese immigrant during the Exclusion era …

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Finding Neverland Will Fly Away; Musical Sets Summer Closing Date on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Our worlds have been turned upside down! The Audience Choice Award-winning new musical Finding Neverland will shutter on the Great White Way on August 21. At time of closing, th…

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Ann Hampton Callaway Offers A Bouquet of Beauty by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell     A marriage made in jazz heaven has come about with the pairing of the iconic Ann Hampton Callaway and Birdland Jazz Club! Not to be cliché but . . . …

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ann Harada, Pearl Sun and Jason Tam Set for Celebrating Asian American Theatre Artists Panel by Andrew Gans

The discussion will be held at the office of the Actors' Equity Association.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Tony Awards Announced by Michael Block

And the 2016 Hamiltony goes to...yes, that's right. A Hamilton  joke to kick off the article. To no surprise to anyone, Hamilton broke records this year collecting 16 nominations. While…

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Tony Award Nominations 2016 by Lauren Yarger

Lin-Manuel Miranda (center) and the company of Hamilton. Photo: Joan Marcus.No big surprises. Hamilton leads the pack. Nominations for the 2016 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awar…

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Gillian Anderson is one tough Blanche by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Gillian Anderson’s back on a New York stage for the first time since an off-Broadway show in 1991. And not just in any role: She’s playing Blanche DuBois, the doomed diva of “A Streetc…

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