Monday, April 21, 2014

Musicals we love: Oliver! by Ben Travis

Poverty, prostitutes, child gangs and catchy songs: Lionel Bart's artful Dickens adaptation doesn't stint on the social commentary, but it still leaves you with a skip in your stepOliver! wa…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

People You Should Know . . . Christopher Borg by Zack Calhoon

Christopher Borg is back at TFTNC for the third time, having appeared last year as Freddie in “Off the King’s Road” and before that as Urdamani in Charles Busch’s hit, Judi…

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Lillian Gish - why I moved from film to theatre: from the archive, 17 March 1936

The silent screen legend, appearing in The Old Maid at the Manchester Opera House, says she finds theatre 'much more important and thrilling' than filmMiss Irene Vanbrugh and Miss Lillian Gi…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The New Tony Nominations Rule: What If...? by JK

You've probably read about the new rule adopted by the Tony Awards Administration Committee regarding the number of nominees in the four major categories.  Simply, it states that if nin…

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Alec Baldwin Opens Up on ORPHANS Controversy, Homophobic Accusations & Leaving Public Life in New Essay by TV News Desk

In a revealing essay in New York magazine, set to hit newsstands today, actor Alec Baldwin opened up about the past year, filled with both controversy and joy over the birth of his child.

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Alec Baldwin Reveals All About Orphans Fight with Shia LaBeouf, Worries Broadway Hates Him by

In a riveting first person article that graces the cover of the February 24, 2014 issue of New York Magazine, Alec Baldwin addresses his recent P.R. problems—being called a homophobe a…

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

TimePieces Australian Playwrights Event by Bt

TimeLine Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Australian Consulate, announces that it will host several of Australia…

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

FORGET ME NOT • Upstream Theater by Andrea

Artistic director Philip Boehm has carved out a unique niche for Upstream Theater, finding and producing moving and thought-provoking plays from all over the world. This eloquently potent U.…

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Review: "Orphans" a tough and tender tale at Edge by Lisa Kennedy

Last spring, there was drama aplenty as the revival of "Orphans" made its way to Broadway.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hollywood on Broadway: Who Clicked and Who Didn't in 2013 by David Rooney

New York theater attracted its share of stars from film and television in the past year -- including Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Bette Midler and Billy Crystal -- but while many marquee names s…

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Orphans - 2013 Broadway Premiere Production

Orphans - 2013 Broadway Premiere Production, Award-winning Play Makes Its Broadway Debut

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

2013 in Review (The Disappointments) by Wendy Caster

Disappointing shows, in alphabetical order:The Big Knife: A waste of an excellent cast. And while Richard Kind was fine, I don't know why everyone made such a big deal of his being able to p…

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Year-End Poll! What Was Your Favorite Broadway Show of 2013? by Lindsay Champion

Wait! Before we say goodbye to our old friend 2013 and hello to 2014, let's take a moment to reflect, shall we? Of all the shows that opened on Broadway this year, we want to know which …

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

As You Wish! Broadway Alum Ben Foster Engaged to House of Cards Emmy Nominee Robin Wright by Ryan Gilbert

Ben Foster, who appeared on Broadway in last season's Tony-nominated revival of Lyle Kessler's Orphans, is engaged to House of Cards star Robin Wright, according to Life & Style …

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Peter and the Starcatcher: Theater Review by Myron Meisel, Myron Meisel

The national tour of Broadway's Peter Pan prequel arrives at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown L.A.The steely durability of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan mythology gets mightily flexed in th…

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Maltz’s Appealing Annie Has Adorable Orphans, Skill & Polish, But Little Magic Or Heart by Bill Hirschman

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s sumptuous and skillful production of Annie resembles that strange holiday gift that you’re not quite sure how to react to. It’s beautifully wrapped and artf…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Jack and the Beanstalk – review by Lyn Gardner

Lyric Hammersmith, LondonIt's full of politics, in-jokes and localism, but this year's Lyric panto is underpowered and lacks a narrative focus – three beansIt's only the start of December …

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oliver! Picks New Jersey Pockets, White Christmas Brings Cheer & More Cross-Country Highlights by Kathy Henderson

Hear those sleigh bells jingling? You certainly will over the next six weeks, and we’re highlighting a pair of very different holiday treats in the latest edition of Countrywide Guide.…

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Faith Prince & the Orphans of ANNIE Sing Carols For A Cure by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Newsies Will Carry the Banner Across the U.S. in 2014 National Tour by Jesse North

Look at them, they’re the kings of New York! And Atlanta, Baltimore and Boston! The hit Disney musical Newsies will launch a national tour in October 2014, beginning in Schenectady bef…

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Theatre Review: ‘Orphans’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Sakiera Malone

Orphans give a new meaning to the term brotherly love. The relationship between siblings has long been a tumultuous, loving and sometimes a complicated dynamic. With the occasional scuffle a…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jeff Fahey on Juggling TV Roles, Charity Work and a Return to the London Stage in Twelve Angry Men by Matt Wolf

Jeff Fahey is familiar to TV fans from his two seasons as a rescue pilot on Lost and as the sheriff in early episodes of Under the Dome, as well as for his work in movies such as The Lawnmow…

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Nov 2, Part 2 - Ladies of ANNIE Dress as The Orphans for Halloween and More! by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our November 2nd SIP round-up. Yesterday's SIPs include shots from ANNIE,…

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Orlando Bloom Deserves a Pint, Lindsay Mendez Has Wicked Disco Fever & More Lessons of the Week by Lindsay Champion

OK, we know Halloween is over, but here’s one final treat to start your weekend off right: our Lessons of the Week! So many fun things have happened on Broadway these past seven days, …

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Drag or Treat! Annie's Tyrah Skye Odoms & Brooklyn Shuck Show Off Their Kinky Boots Duds to Stark Sands by Lindsay Champion

Annie cuties Tyrah Skye Odoms and Brooklyn Shuck win our vote for the best Halloween costumes of 2013, boots down! The two adorable orphans have been hard at work creating costumes from one …

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mildred Fierce by

Gold Dust Orphans, TWEED TheatreWorks, Theatre 80, Off Broadway By Shani R. Friedman BOTTOM LINE: A comic and campy musical spoof of the movie Mildred Pierce. Around since Prohibiti…

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Mildred Pierce with Varla Jean Merman by Sandi Durell

  Reviewed by Joe Regan Jr.   Theatre 80 St. Marks in conjunction with Tweed Theater Works is presenting The Gold Dust Orphans production of “Mildred Fierce” after successful r…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I Interview Playwrights Part 610: Brian Watkins by Adam Szymkowicz

Brian WatkinsHometown: Parker, Colorado Current Town: Brooklyn Q:  Tell me about the Lesser show. A:  It's called JUST RIGHT JUST NOW. Six short pieces -- all set in a forgotten …

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Perez Hilton & More to Sing ‘Fa-la-la-la-la’ on Broadway’s Carols For a Cure Album by Lindsay Champion

The lineup of soloists on the newest Broadway’s Carols for a Cure album is looking pretty darn awesome: Cinderella’s Laura Osnes, Tony-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter, Spid…

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"The Old Friends" Might Be Best If Forgot by Jan Simpson

--> This is the first time that The Old Friends, the Horton Foote melodrama now playing at Signature Theatre’s Irene Diamond Stage through Oct. 20, has been fully staged. And …

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