Monday, June 27, 2016

Equity councillor Annie Bright steps down after 32 years by Georgia Snow

Annie Bright is stepping down as an Equity councillor after 32 years, having held what is thought to be the longest continuous

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review: ‘See Jane Sing’ at The Kennedy Center by Derek Mong

It’s hard to imagine what to expect at a cabaret debut from a television actor turned Broadway performer turned television game host. Jane Lynch—who some know as Sue Sylvester from the h…

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Arts | New Jersey: Review: Annie Baker’s Drama Is First Show in Mile Square Theater’s Hoboken Home by Michael Sommers

The award-winning ‘Circle Mirror Transformation,’ a study of an amateur drama class, is the inaugural offering of a formerly vagabond company.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY at Ford's Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Ford's Theatre Society today announced the Ford's Theatre cast for the new musical Come From Away, directed by Christopher Ashley. The production features Geno Carr Old Globe's Allegiance, J…

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Cha Cha Cheno: Kristin Chenoweth Will Get Crabby for NBC’s Hairspray Live! by Ryan McPhee

Miss OCU Kristi Dawn Chenoweth is reaching for that tiara once more. Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth will join the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live!, taking on the role of Velma Von…

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Photo Flash: Chris O'Connor Directs Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation

The production inaugurates Mile Square Theatre's new space.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Interview: How Geneva Carr Finds Her Way Inside the Labyrinth of ‘Incognito’ by Jose Solis

Whether she’s playing one character or four, Geneva Carr always brings a sense of in-the-moment earthiness to the stage. She broke through in Robert Askins’ Hand to God, for which she wa…

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Get RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Tickets Starting at $29 by Contests - Broadway

What if Annie was Rosemary's Baby What if Psycho's Norman Bates was astage mother What if Bad Seed was an eight-year-old understudy for thelead in a school play You'd get Ruthless the Musica…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Theater News: Mile Square Theatre Inaugurates Its New Space With Circle Mirror Transformation

Annie Baker's Obie Award-winning play starts its run tonight.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

New Cast Set for London's The Play That Goes Wrong by

The West End’s The Play That Goes Wrong has announced that there will be a new and doubly incompetent bunch of “would be” thespians taking the stage at London’s Duche…

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BWW TV: Andy Blankenbuehler Reacts to His Second Tony Win for HAMILTON! by BroadwayWorld TV

Just last night,Andy Blankenbuehlerwon the 2016 Tony Award for Best Choreography for Hamilton. His other Broadway credits include In the Heights Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, Bring…

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VIDEO: Best Score Nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Perform 'Tomorrow' on the TONY AWARDS by TV News Desk

Below, check out the street performance of the ANNIE classic 'Tomorrow' featuring the Tony nominees for Best Score - Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steve Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Edie Brickell,…

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Thumbs Up! Tony Host James Corden Made Broadway's Biggest Night a Fun, Farcical & Fantastic Affair by Ryan Gilbert

Now that the 2016 Tony Awards are over, let's take a moment to talk about how perfectly entertaining James Corden was as the evening's emcee. Corden kicked off the ceremony with a he…

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Alison Fraser, Stephen Bogardus, Annie Golden Are Part of Reading of Into the Wild by Andrew Gans

The reading of the new musical is presented by the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Keeping #TonysSoDiverse Beyond the 2015-2016 Season by A.j. Muhammad, Librarian, Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference

Much has been written about the diversity reflected in the 2015-2016 Broadway season.  A recent article states “Of the 40 acting nominations in eight categories, 14 went to a…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Caption Contest: Tony, Tony, Tony! Edition by American Theatre Editors

Caption this image to potentially win a copy of 'John' by Annie Baker.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Annie Castledine obituary by Michael Coveney

Stage director who was a champion of new talent in the British theatreThe stage director Annie Castledine, who has died aged 77, was described by the critic Lyn Gardner as one of the arts wo…

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Show Showdown's Tony Picks (Not All of Which Are "Hamilton") by Elizabeth Wollman

If you are a reader of this blog, then we probably don't have to tell you that early June means the annual Tony awards. Even if you are not a reader of this blog, we also probably don't have…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/16- Charles Strouse by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Go…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing five-star review – a courageously feminist production by Helen Meany

Samuel Beckett theatre, DublinEimear McBride’s award-winning novel transitions perfectly to the stage in Corn Exchange’s startling and upsetting Dublin theatre festival show about the im…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Interview: Justin Sayre on Judy, Comedy and Kindness by Jose Solis

As chairman of the International Order of Sodomites – the renowned entity that regulates the proper behavior, etiquette and culture of the gay community – one would think that Ju…

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STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga Sings 'Maybe' with ANNIE Manila Star Krystal Brimner by BroadwayWorld TV

This past Sunday Lea Salonga, who played ANNIE in Manila in 1980 had a chance to duet on 'Maybe' with upcoming ANNIE in Manila star Krystal Brimner.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Night of a Thousand Judys Pride Concert to Benefit Ali Forney Center by Sandi Durell

  Barrett Foa and Marissa Mulder will join Annie Golden, Lillias White, Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Vivian Reed, Lady Rizo,Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner, Gabrielle Strave…

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Barrett Foa & Marissa Mulder Join 2016 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup by BroadwayWorld

Barrett Foa and Marissa Mulder will join Annie Golden, Lillias White, Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Vivian Reed, Lady Rizo,Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner, Gabrielle Stravelli, T.…

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Off Broadway, Cherry Lane Theatre, Lesser America Reviewed by Shani R. Friedman BOTTOM LINE: Two Millennials meet and do the tentative romance dance in this funny new play. …

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Alison Fraser, Stephen Bogardus, Annie Golden Set for Reading of Into the Wild Musical by Andrew Gans

The reading is presented by the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

How Long Is ‘The Flick’? It Depends on the Seats by Erik Piepenburg

Annie Baker’s play features a fictional movie theater, and the ultimate running time can be a matter of design.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I Interview Playwrights Part 841: Padraic Lillis by Adam Szymkowicz

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

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Look Around, Look Around! Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives Sardi's Portrait by Lindsey Sullivan

 Hamilton mastermind and leading man Lin-Manuel Miranda received a Sardi's portrait from owner Max Klimavicius on May 24. The certified genius has a Pulitzer Prize, a Gram…

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Rajiv Joseph, Lucas Hnath, Annie Baker and More Honored at 2016 Obie Awards by American Theatre Editors

'Guards at the Taj,' 'The Humans,' 'Dear Evan Hansen,' and more receive honors at 2016 ceremony.

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My first audition: Suanne Braun by John Byrne

My first audition was in South Africa (where I’m originally from) at His Majesty’s Theatre for the musical Annie at 11 years

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