Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Numbered Days, Cat’s Back Wandsworth by Sebastian Calver

Upon entering the theatre, the naturalistic set of a bedroom reminded me of a first year Stanislavski “three activities” exercise; The post Review: Numbered Days, Cat’s Back Wa…

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Lena Hall's Latest OBSESSED: RADIOHEAD is Now Available for Pre-Order by BroadwayWorld

SKB Records celebrates the halfway point of LENA HALL Obsessed, their unprecedented monthly music and video series from the Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee. Obsessed Radiohead - highlig…

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VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal for TARTUFFE by Stage Tube

Acclaimed film and television actor Paul Anderson will play the title role in Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, alongside celebrated stage and screen stars Audrey Fleurot, George Blag…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

EXCLUSIVE: Take a Sneak Peek at Andrea Martin in the Season 2 Finale of The Good Fight by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner brings the comedy (as always) in the clip.

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A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Cast Album Now Available Digitally by BroadwayWorld

The Off-Broadway musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk, released its digital cast album on May 22 in honor of Harvey Milk's birthday, it isavailable now, in stores at a date TBA.

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Production news round-up: Lenny Henry to star in August Wilson’s King Hedley II and Martin Kemp cast in Chicago by Simon Fearn

This week we learned that Andrew Scott will appear in a limited run of Simon Stephen’s monologue Sea Wall at the Old

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Film Review: “Let the Sunshine In” — Darkness Reigns by Gerald Peary

Let the Sunshine In is French filmmaker Claire Denis's one-note ode to the power of love even when, in this case, love stinks like dead fish.

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Beauty and the Beast’s Rachel Ulanet Will Make Solo Feinstein’s/54 Below Debut With Keep Me Searching by Andrew Gans

The evening will feature the music of Kurt Weill, Stevie Wonder, and more.

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Culturalist Challenge! Rank Your Top 10 Favorite Idina Menzel Roles by Caitlin Moynihan

The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic t…

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Closing Time! Last Chance to See Katharine McPhee in Waitress, Three Tall Women & More by Eric King

In the next month, New York theater audiences will say goodbye to some Broadway leading ladies, Tony-nominated revivals and a slew of off-Broadway shows. rounded …

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Odds & Ends: Susan Stroman to Receive Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Susan Stroman to Receive Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement Off-Broadway's York Theatre Company has annou…

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The Full Story of Lauren Ridloff’s Wild Ride From Stay-at-Home Mom to Tony Nominee by Ruthie Fierberg

How this mom and teacher became the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God.

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This Week in LA Theatre by Julio Martinez

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS The Pasadena Playhouse has unveiled its 2018-2019 season, highlighted by four new works, beginning with the West Coast premiere of Native Gardens, t…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Chicago and Tina Turner musical join West End Live line-up for 2018 by Giverny Masso

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Strictly Ballroom and Chicago are among the new shows announced in the line-up for this year’s West

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McKellen: Playing the Part review – engaging portrait of a wizard Shakespearean actor by Cath Clarke

Joe Stephenson’s documentary charts the theatrical knight’s route from classical stage roles to starring in The Lord of the RingsIn an outtake over the credits, Ian McKellen jokes that t…

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Ben Fankhauser, Arielle Jacobs, and More Join Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson by BroadwayWorld

Broadway favorites including Ben Fankhauser Newsies, Arielle Jacobs Aladdin, Adam Kaplan A Bronx Tale, and Anthony Lee Medina Hamilton join the lineup for the 16th installment of the acclaim…

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Exclusive: GREASE Toronto Announces Mark Ballas, Drake Bell, George Canyon, And Logan Henderson As Teen Angel by BroadwayWorld

In a tradition that started in 1978 with Frankie Avalon, the Toronto production of Grease The Musical announced today four special cameo appearances by four surprise teen idols Mark Ballas, …

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Desperate Measures and This One's For The Girls Set for Performances on the Intrepid Sunday by Suzanna Bowling

THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS isn’t just for the girls! This “fabulous, heart stopping” new musical (Times Square Chronicles) looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through ico…

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Check Out Opening Night for World Premiere of Beast in the Jungle by Hannah Vine

The new John Kander and David Thompson dance play is directed by Susan Stroman at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre.

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Mathew Horne to star in stage adaptation of Rain Man by Matthew Hemley

Mathew Horne is to star in a stage adaptation of the film Rain Man. Horne will star as Raymond Babbit – the

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Upcoming Auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird, The Color Purple, and More by Playbill Staff

Here’s a selection of upcoming auditions in New York City and around the country.

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Dorset Opera Festival: Small-scale venture with big ideas for producing world-class opera by George Hall

Credited with introducing several operas to this country, the annual festival returns with a UK stage premiere of Massenet’s Le Cid as

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‘Happy babies with clean bums, children coming out of their shells & grown-ups having a giggle’: It’s family-friendly comedy in Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

THE Royal Court has seen some sights on stage and off over the years, but nothing quite like the recent debut of the It’s a Scream comedy club for parents and babies. Family-friendly c…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes MEAN GIRLS Superstar Swing Tee Boyich by Broadwaysted

Okay, I've got to spill the Tee This week we're having a BLAST with the star swing of Mean Girls, the incredible Tee Boyich We're pouring out Oyster Bay and Bulleit while Tee tells us what i…

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FEATURED SHOW: Katy Brand’s 3Women at Trafalgar Studios, ★★★★ reviews are in! by Featured Content

Award-winning comedian Katy Brand has made her playwriting debut with 3Women, now running at Trafalgar Studios until 9 June 2018. Consensus? This is hopefully the first of many more plays to…

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Mfoniso Udofia Named Playwright in Residence at Hartford Stage by Olivia Clement

The The Ufot Cycle playwright is the 2018 Aetna New Voices Fellow at the Connecticut theatre.

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ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB. 5/25/18 by Mark G Auerbach

ArtsBeat Radio on 89.5fm/WSKB 5/25/18. Host Mark G. Auerbach interviews Daniel Elihu Kramer, Artistic Director of Chester Theatre, and Graham Rowat, star of "Church and State" at Berkshire T…

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Book Review: “Secrets and Shadows” — Lessons of the Past by Matt Hanson

Roberta Silman’s engaging and deeply felt novel is a reminder of what it means to carry a historical burden on both a personal and national level.

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Livestreaming the Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Convening at Emerson College in Boston, MA—Friday 8 June to Sunday 10 June 2018 by (jdstokely)

By HowlRound TV. HowlRound, in partnership with Chantal Bilodeau (The Arctic Cycle), Elizabeth Doud (Climakaze Miami/Fundarte), and Roberta Levitow (Theater Without Borders) present the Thea…

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'Book of Mormon' rising star believes in the show's message by Dave Osborn Naples (fla.) Daily News

Kevin Clay grew up watching a brand of humor that’s now part of his job.

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Chicago Shakes announces casting for this summer's 'Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure' by Kt Hawbaker

On Thursday, Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced the casting for its upcoming staging of “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure,” based on the classic, high-flying tale about the boy who refu…

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Mozart Double Bill review at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club – ‘wonderfully-sung’ by Tim Bano

There’s always something ingenious in productions by fringe opera company Pop-Up Opera. In this double bill of jaunty Mozart singspiele the company

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Gavin & Stacey’s Mathew Horne and Downton Abbey’s Ed Speleers Will Star in Rain Man U.K. Tour by Andrew Gans

The production will launch in August at the Windsor Theatre Royal before heading to Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Southend, and more.

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Mfoniso Udofia Selected as 2018 Aetna New Voices Fellow by American Theatre Editors

Udofia will be in residence at Connecticut's Hartford Stage for the fellowship.

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Michael C. Hall to Star in Reading of Will Eno’s Gnit by Olivia Clement

The Debate Society's Oliver Butler will direct Eno's take on a well-known Ibsen play at TFNA June 18.

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Out of Joint rolls out scheme to find next generation of playwrights by Simon Fearn

Theatre company Out of Joint is to roll out a playwriting scheme for teenagers following a successful pilot last year, with the

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A Journey Home to Find the Meaning of Fatherhood by Andrzej Lukowski

“Fatherland,” now playing in London, is an ambitious, genre-defying work that brings together interviews about what it means to be a parent, enlivened with music and dance.

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A Word With: Jim Parsons Takes a Break From Sheldon to Play Dad by Kathryn Shattuck

Mr. Parsons talks about his new movie, “A Kid Like Jake,” his return to Broadway in “The Boys in the Band” and life beyond “The Big Bang Theory.”

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Text of the Day: Mood Music by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on

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Tapping Squidward: Broadway’s Gavin Lee Gets To The Heart Of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ – Tony Awards Watch by Greg Evans

That old Broadway dictum – Never share a stage with fuchsia sea anemones – is blown to smithereens when Gavin Lee taps his way through “I’m Not A Loser,” the gl…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Taste of Times Square Returns June 4 by Gabriel Agosto

The annual outdoor celebration of food and music is organized by the Times Square Alliance.

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Snapshot: ‘Swimmers’ by Larry Sultan

The Brooklyn-born photographer used the series to move to a more sensual perception of everyday life

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Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band: Anchor — ‘ghosts of Weimar’

Perhaps the finest moment comes when ‘The Galaxy Song’ from Monty Python’s ‘The Meaning Of Life’ is sung

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Verdi: Otello — ‘Jonas Kaufmann’s musicality is impeccable’

The German tenor is the main reason for buying this DVD, with impressive playing from the Royal Opera House orchestra

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Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks: Sparkle Hard — ‘disheveled rock songs’

Loose and discursive things appear to discard trains of thought while actually observing some sly inner logic

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Chvrches: Love Is Dead — ‘impassioned delivery and big gestures’

New record includes hammering drums and rippling electronic rhythms, bristling bass lines and expansive refrains

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Joshua Redman: Still Dreaming — ‘solos flow freely’

The front line blends spiky trumpet with the round warmth of tenor sax and firework drums mesh with unhurried bass

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Snow Patrol: Wildness — ‘attempts at epic mode’

The band’s seventh album opens with a middle-aged revival of the epiphanic arena-rock in which they used to specialise

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Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of JAGGED LITTLE PILL at A.R.T.? by BroadwayWorld

Jagged Little Pill began previews on Saturday, May 5 at the Loeb Drama Center and officially opened last night. The production is on stage through July 15.

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Vote For the 16th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Just One Week Remains! by BroadwayWorld

Your Voice Matters Voting Opens Today for the 2018 Theater Fans' Choice Awards Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances t…

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Citizens Theatre Takes Stripped Down Scottish Play On Tour by BroadwayWorld

The Citizens Theatre has released details of a Scotland-wide tour of The Macbeths an intimate and stripped down version of Shakespeare's epic tale of hubris, betrayal and destructive partner…

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LAMDA Announces 2018 Summer Season by BroadwayWorld

LAMDA London Academy of Music amp Dramatic Art presents its 2018 Summer Season featuring a diverse range of nine productions, playing across its three stages from 30 May. The programme of wo…

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David Mamet's Weinstein Play Eyes London Bow and John Malkovich as its Lead by Stephanie Wild

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, David Mamet has written a play about the sexual assault scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein. The play is titled 'Bitter Wheat,' which the playwright re…

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Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In and is Charged by Stephanie Wild

CNN has reported that Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to authorities this morning. Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual…

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Jobs at the Signature Theatre, Hartford Stage, DreamWorks, and More in this Week's BWW Classifieds 5/25 by BroadwayWorld

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5242018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

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On digital: Early Man — ‘warm and chucklesome’

Visual gags and wordplay provide giggles in Aardman’s latest claymation caper about footballing cave people

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On digital: A Fantastic Woman — ‘a worthy successor to Almodóvar and Ozon’

A transgender Chilean woman battles contempt and suspicion from all sides after the death of her lover

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On digital: Coco — ‘about death but full of life’

A young Mexican boy ventures into the Land of the Dead and uncovers buried family secrets in Pixar’s latest animation

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4 Men, 175 Babies, C4 — ‘watch out for future inbreeding’

An investigation into the growing phenomenon of unregulated sperm donors

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Imagine . . . Orhan Pamuk, BBC1 — ‘sophisticated, slippery intellect’

The Nobel Prize-winner guides Alan Yentob through the centuries-old districts of Istanbul

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Killed By My Debt, BBC3 — ‘painful to view’

The heart-rending story of Jerome Rogers whose two traffic violations escalated into an unmanageable financial crisis

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Mydidae review at the Other Room, Cardiff – ‘a confident production’ by Nicholas Davies

For its first ever production, new company OtherLife tackles Jack Thorne’s 2012 two-hander. Marian and David are a young middle-class couple, seemingly

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‘Peace for Mary Frances’ Is So Good It Will Shatter You by Rex Reed

'Peace for Mary Frances' is so beautifully written that it is impossible to believe it's the playwright's first play.

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Outer Critic Circle Awards by Barry Gordin

May 24, 2018:  Broadway stars Jenn Colella, Jim Dale, Christine Ebersole and Martha Plimpton served as gala award presenters at the 68th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony  at t…

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Broadway’s Betty Buckley Celebrates New CD Release, “Hope,” at Joe’s Pub, Tuesday, June 5th to Saturday, June 9th

Tony Award-winning Broadway star, BETTY BUCKLEY, will release her compelling new live album Hope—a mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards—from Palmetto Records in physical, digital an…

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“When Harry Met The Duke”—Rosemary Loar Pays Tribute to the Music of Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington, on Sunday, June 3rd at Don’t Tell Mama

Rosemary Loar presents an encore of the show honoring the genius of songwriting legends, Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington, on Sunday, June 3rd at 7:30 PM at Don’t Tell Mama. Frank Ponzio is…

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KT Sullivan Reigns Supreme at Birdland by Marilyn Lester

If there’s such a thing as reincarnation, KT Sullivan was surely a notable monarch in one of her past lives. Her command of a stage, large or small, is complete. On the intimate platform o…

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Let the Sunshine In! Hair Live! Set for 2019 on NBC by Mark A. Robinson

With the enormous success of Jesus Christ Superstar – Live in Concert this past Easter holiday weekend, it is not a surprise that the producers would want to plan an exciting and edgy foll…

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Two Very Cool Things Opening at Coney Island This Weekend by Trav S.D.

Times like this weekend I wish I stilled live a half hour subway ride from Coney Island. Tonight Dick Zigun and Chicava Honeychile open their new Bettie Page show at Coney Island USA: And a…

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Read the Reviews for the World Premiere of Jagged Little Pill by Ryan McPhee

The new musical features songs from Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard's Grammy-winning 1995 album.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Actors’ Equity Association’s National Council Election Results Announced by Andrew Gans

Kate Shindle, who ran without opposition, remains president of the acting union.

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Chazz Palminteri Is Singing. Sonny Would Tell You to Listen. by Sopan Deb

The actor, who first wrote the play as a one-man show in 1989, makes his Broadway musical debut as the gangster Sonny in “A Bronx Tale: The Musical.”

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, May 25, 2018 by Susan Grace

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Must-see theatre shows for half-term by Carly-Ann Clements

Half term. A time of intense joy for kids and extreme panic for parents. Keeping them entertained for a week is quite a chore. But, with London theatre, you'll not just keep them occupied, y…

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Can blockchain clean up the art market?

Digital revolution in prospect; Bonhams on the block again; buyers get political; collector offers alpine pilgrimage

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Meet Lars Norén, godfather of Scandi-noir

Sweden’s leading playwright on individual moments, the rising tide of populism and actors ruining themselves

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‘To See the Invisible’ and the song of the outcast

Emily Howard’s dystopian new opera opens this year’s Aldeburgh Festival. She talks about Britten, maths and invisibility

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Double exposure: Francesca Woodman and Egon Schiele at Tate

Precocious, narcissistic and dead in their twenties, the American photographer and Austrian painter are a revelatory pairing

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BWW Review: Sexual Sparks Ignite When Tennessee Williams Meets William Inge in Philip Dawkins' THE GENTLEMAN CALLER by Michael Dale

The setup would make a hell of a piece of theatrically-minded erotica. Call it Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Mouse, as sexual sparks ignite when elegant playwright on the verge of stardom, Tenne…

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Inside the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards by Hannah Vine

The winners were celebrated at a May 24 ceremony at Sardi’s Restaurant.

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Tom Stade: ‘The funniest number? Infinity, it tickles my brain’ by Harriet Gibsone

The Canadian standup on what makes him laugh the mostThe late Foster Brooks played the greatest drunk ever and the pilot sketch with Dean Martin is a work of art. It should be studied in uni…

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BWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Yard Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

C-H-E-K-H-O-V - that's the theme buzzing around the Yard Theatre right now. Recognised as one of the greatest writers of short fiction, the famous Russian playwright's world-renowned text is…

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Athena Stevens is the First Actress In A Wheelchair To Be Nominated For An Offie by BroadwayWorld

Athena Stevens has been nominated for an Offie for 'Best Female in a Play' for her role in Schism at Park Theatre. She is the first ever actress in a wheelchair to be nominated for the award.

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Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter To Star in Fame UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter are to star in Selladoor’s Fame UK Tour starting in Manchester in July 2018. This post Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter…

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The Thing in the Wardrobe: ‘Woman and Scarecrow’ by Matthew Wexler

The New York premiere of Marina Carr's play about a woman's final hours as she faces death.

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‘Brings a new perspective to the story’: BRIGHTON ROCK – Touring ★★★ by Kristy Stott

The Lowry’s Week 53 festival continues with this new adaptation of Brighton Rock. The festival theme of ‘coming of age’ seems to have been stretched pretty far in the search for conten…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Lineup for West End Live 2018 officially announced, featuring your favourite shows both new and old

West End Live, the completely free concert that showcases the best of the best from London's West End musicals, is returning to Trafalgar Square next month! The event has now announced the o…

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Billy Murray: The Denver Nightingale by Trav S.D.

Singer Billy Murray (1877-1954) was born on this day. The son of Irish immigrants, Murray was born in Philly and raised in Denver and apparently not a close relation of the 20th century scre…

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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune review at Northern Stage – ‘lacking in chemistry’ by Chris Collett

Terrence McNally’s 1987 romantic comedy drama – made into a film in 1991 with Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer – focuses on

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Thrown Stone/TCG Panel Will Explore Repertory in American Theatre by American Theatre Editors

American Theatre editor Rob Weinert-Kendt will speak and lead a discussion at the Ridgefield Library.

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BWW Review: PETER PAN, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre by Laura Jones

Timothy Sheader and Liam Steel's production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, three years after it first captivated audiences - young and old.

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BWW's On This Day - May 25, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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VIDEO: Laurie Metcalf Talks ROSEANNE Guest Stars, Oscar Night, & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE by TV News Desk

Metcalf most recently won a Tony Award for her unforgettable performance in last season's A Doll's House, Part 2, and received three Emmy Awards for her portrayal ofJackie Harrisin the hit t…

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony by Walter McBride

The Outer Critics Circle announced the winners for its annual awards on Monday, May 7th and the annual Gala Awards Dinner and presentation of awards to the winners was held yesterday, Thursd…

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This Week: Kicking Off SummerStage and Shakespeare in the Park by The New York Times

Cue the dusk and the balmy breezes. It's time for open-air plays and concerts in New York.

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The Biograph review at Finborough Theatre, London – ‘a love letter to silent film’ by Julia Rank

In 1912, only the most desperate out-of-work theatre actors would have considered slumming it in moving picture shows. By 1928, cinema was

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Andrew Scott To Star In Sea Wall At The Old Vic by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Sherlock’s Andrew Scott is to star in Paines Plough’s production of Sea Wall by Simon Stephens as part of the Old Vic’s Bicentenary season. This post Andrew…

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‘A push into new areas demonstrates their versatility as artists’: SHIFT – Norfolk & Norwich Festival by Katharine Kavanagh

Shift is an interesting development for Barely Methodical and, while those seeking the cheeky and laddish lightheartedness of previous shows may be left a little wanting, there is no doubt t…

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Cast announced for @famemusicaluk tour starring @misJORGIEPORTER, @MicaParisSoul & @keithjack

Bring on the summer because FAME is back! Jorgie Porter, Mica Paris and Keith Jack will lead the newly announced cast in the UK tour celebrating the musical's 30th anniversary. Full casting …

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@LMTOrch announce #Camelot, #Girlfriends and #AChristmasCarol in their 2018 season

They can do nothing wrong! London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced their 2018 season, featuring three musicals in concert: Camelot at the London Palladium; Girlfriends (starring Lu…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

‘Don’t tell the label’: the artists reinventing the music video

The pop-music visual has long outgrown MTV and, in the age of YouTube, is a more powerful and complex tool than ever

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Jonty Claypole: The BBC is not forgetting emerging talent by giving established stars new opportunities by Jonty Claypole

Our new scheme, Debut, has prompted some debate on social media. I’m keen to respond to this, and to Stephen Arnell’s recent

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Liz Callaway: A Hymn to Her- A Genuine Pleasure by Sandi Durell

    by Alix Cohen   Few vocalist/actors connect with an audience as directly as Liz Callaway. Once, she tells us, cripplingly shy, the artist always seems disarmingly unaffect…

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VIDEO: Tina Fey Joins The Cast Of Mean Girls Broadway – Maybe Not! by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo With many Broadway show composers and writers joining the casts of their own shows, it’s not surprising that Tina Fey was inspired to join the Broadway cast of Mean Gir…

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Photo Coverage: Inside the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony by Walter McBride

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York Theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced its n…

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‘I’m fascinated by the law of six degrees of separation’: Artistic director Iwan Lewis on Simon Stephens’ One Minute by Featured Content

Twenty-nine-year-old actor turned artistic director Iwan Lewis makes his directorial debut with a fresh take on Simon Stephens' 2003 play One Minute, as the second offering at the new Barn T…

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Keith Jack, Mica Paris And Jorgie Porter To Star In FAME - THE MUSICAL by BroadwayWorld

Selladoor Productions confirm that Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter will star in the stunning new production of Fame which will run at the King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday 30 July…

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Photo Flash: Leicester's Curve Theatre Holds its Season Preview, Featuring Gloria Estefan and More by BroadwayWorld

On Friday 18 May, Leicester's Curve theatre hosted its latest Season Preview event, including performances, exciting announcements and in-depth discussions with those involved in work being …

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Book Now For Andrew Scott In SEA WALL At The Old Vic by BroadwayWorld

Andrew Scottwill reprise his rolein a special production of Simon Stephens' playSea Wallas part of the bicentenary celebrations atthe Old Vic on 18-30 June. Book tickets now

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One Minute review at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester – ‘a slick revival’ by Dave Fargnoli

Reviving prolific playwright Simon Stephens’ flawed, elegiac 2003 drama One Minute in the age of social media, Iwan Lewis’ stylish but insubstantial

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Cast and crew ‘owed thousands’ as immersive theatre company Differencengine goes bust by Matthew Hemley

Immersive theatre company Differencengine has gone into liquidation, owing tens of thousands of pounds to cast and crew. The company, which is

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Andrew Lloyd Webber to fund acting scholarship at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire by Simon Fearn

Andrew Lloyd Webber is to fund a new scholarship at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for an acting student. Funded through the Andrew

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‘Reverent, haunting & heartfelt’: ARANDORA STAR – Edinburgh ★★★★ by Thom Dibdin

In this reverent, haunting and heartfelt production of Arandora Star at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Theatre Objectiv both condemns and exonerates in their efforts to give a voice to an…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Edinburgh Fringe session to help performers with anxiety by Matthew Hemley

A free workshop for performers suffering from anxiety will be held at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and explore how breathing can

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On the Couch with Rob Mills by Arts Review

Who is Rob Mills? A nearly 36 year old man. The youngest of three boys. An adoring uncle to 4 adorable youngsters. A pub singer from the sheltered south eastern suburbs of Melbourne turned l…

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What to see this week in the UK by Steve Rose, Harriet Gibsone, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

From Zama to Tacita Dean, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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Kiss Me Kate review – the pinnacle of song-and-dance Shakespeare by Michael Billington

Grand theatre, LeedsOpera North present a deft revival of the 1949 Cole Porter show mixing The Taming of the Shrew with showbiz shenanigansWhat is the best musical based on a Shakespeare pla…

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The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety review at Theatre Royal Brighton – ‘a muddled montage of misey’ by Bella Todd

  It’s hard to imagine a better evocation of frayed nerves than Ligeti’s String Quartet No 2. This modern chamber classic starts

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BWW Interview: Stephanie Corley Talks KISS ME KATE Tour by Rona Kelly

'Another op'nin', another show...' Following the award-winning production in 2015, Opera North'sKiss Me Kate returns to tour the UK this summer.Talking to Kate herself during rehearsals, Ste…

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West End Live Announces Starry Roster Of Shows For 2018 by BroadwayWorld

The full list of shows for West End LIVE 2018 has been released. A packed schedule of productions will be performing, featuring popular crowd-pleasers Disney's The Lion King, Wicked, Les Mis…

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THE MODERATE SOPRANO Enters its Final Weeks by BroadwayWorld

Audiences have just five weeks left to see David Hare's critically acclaimed new play The Moderate Soprano, about the love story at the heart of the foundation of Glyndebourne, directed by J…

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Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers to Star in RAIN MAN By Dan Gordon by BroadwayWorld

Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of RAIN MAN. Mathew Horne Gavin amp Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show stars as Raymond Babbit opposite …

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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! by Bww Special

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature…

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Brief 5/25: HAIR LIVE!, First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories HAIR is NBC's next live musical, get a first look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, and more

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The Grönholm Method, Menier Chocolate Factory - sleek and short but in no way deep by Matt Wolf

Much-traveled play contains one twist too many Add Catalan writer Jordi Galcerán to the shortlist of European playwrights who are finding an international perch, in this case with a tricks…

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West End LIVE announces 2018 line-up by Carly-Ann Clements

In just over three weeks, the biggest event in musical theatre will be hitting London. People from far and wide will flood Trafalgar Square to watch performances from long-running favourite…

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‘Riveting, emotionally-charged, gritty production’: ONE MINUTE – Cirencester ★★★★★ by Anne Cox

This riveting, emotionally-charged, gritty production of One Minute, only the Barn Theatre’s second after opening with Secret Garden The Musical, is a real triumph for this little powerhou…

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WATCH: #PalladiumPicks... @jeremysecomb sings "Stars" from @lesmisofficial at @LondonPalladium

Time for another #PalladiumPicks and this week it's a song from the longest running musical in the West End, LES MISERABLES. Jeremy Secomb popped by the London Palladium for a very intense r…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Big World, Up Close at Arts Centre Melbourne this Winter by Arts Review

Big World, Up Close is a powerhouse performance series showcasing the most compelling new works from across the globe at Arts Centre Melbourne from July to September 2018. In 2017, the serie…

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Today on Broadway: Friday, May 25, 2018 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: NBC’s Next Live Musical is Gonna be What? Also, Can’t Stump Kat McPhee on “Smash” Trivia and Broadway Records Releases Track List for 2018 Season Album! ̶…

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Peter Pan review at Open Air Theatre, London – ‘a superb and moving production’ by Tim Bano

JM Barrie’s character has become a watchword for eternal youth. But that youth is often selfish, a desire to defy death, a

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School of Rock announces its Dewey Finn and Kids Cast by Arts Review

The coveted role of Dewey and an amazing cast of 36 children were announced earlier today for the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and West End smash hit rock musical,…

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Eugene Onegin at Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg by Blouin Artinfo

Opera National du Rhin will be presenting Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless opera Eugene Onegin. The Lyric scenes are in three acts, the Libretto is composed by Konstantin Shilovsky afte…

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Eugene Onegin at Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg by Blouin Artinfo

Opera National du Rhin will be presenting Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless opera Eugene Onegin. The Lyric scenes are in three acts, the Libretto is composed by Konstantin Shilovsky afte…

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‘Makes for fascinating viewing’: THE GRONHOLM METHOD – Menier Chocolate Factory ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Intriguing and sharp, Jordi Galceran’s play The Gronholm method asks just how far you would go to get the job that you want and at what cost with mesmerising effect.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

King Lear at Staatstheater, Stuttgart by Blouin Artinfo

A new version of William Shakespeare’s King Lear will play in Stuttgart. It has been interpreted by Jutta Ferbers after Wolf Baudissin translated it. The direction is by Claus Peymann. The…

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Grease at Electric Portbello, London by Blouin Artinfo

One of John Travolta’s cult films Grease is American musical romantic comedy released in 1978.The film was inspired by the musical of the same name. The story was written by Bronte Woodwar…

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PETER PAN. Open Air, Regents Park by Libby Purves and Friends

LUKE JONES FALLS FOR TINKERBELL… Peter Pan has now flown into every medium possible. He is a play, novel, pantomime, musical, television programme, cartoon and a Kate Bush single. This…

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Ian McKellen is tired of Films Without Gay Characters Even When Half of Hollywood is Gay by Blouin Artinfo

Ian McKellen, the veteran Hollywood star speaks up against studios’ non-representation of minorities and says, ‘Gay men don’t exist [in films]… even though half of Hollywood is gay.…

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Pussycat Dolls sue Daily Mail Parent Company Over 'Prostitution Ring' Story by Blouin Artinfo

Daily Mail faces a defamation charge after publishing the story of Kaya Jones alleging Pussycat Dolls to be a prostitution ring. A former group member of ‘Pussycat Dolls’, Kaya Jones, tw…

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Marvel’s Anti-hero flick Deadpool 2 Knocks off Avengers: Infinity War at UK box office by Blouin Artinfo

A ‘Marvel’-ous victory embraced “Deadpool 2”  at the UK Box Office in its opening weekend. It knocked off “Avengers: Infinity War” off the charts.  It was quite a …

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Rufus Wainwright at Beacon Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer. To his credit, he has recorded the original music of seven albums along with several tracks on compilati…

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BWW Interview: Nathan Amzi Talks ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

West End and The Voice star Nathan Amzi is playing Martini in Javaad Alipoor's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this June.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Paul Cetera at The Barbican Centre, London by Blouin Artinfo

This October, multifaceted musician Paul Cetera will be performing at London’s Barbican Centre.Born in 1944, Cetera is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an o…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York by Blouin Artinfo

This year, the 72nd Annual Tony Awards will be held on June 10, 2018. The awards are given in recognition of achievement in Broadway productions. The ceremony will be held at Radio City Musi…

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ABBA: Super Troupers at Royal Festival Hall, London by Blouin Artinfo

“Knowing Me, Knowing You” and “Money, Money, Money” are songs that have not lost their relevance even though decades have gone by since they were composed. London’s Royal Festival …

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Mark Shenton: Would earlier start times be better for the whole of the West End? by Mark Shenton

The ‘standard’, default start time for Broadway shows used to be 8pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm and Sunday matinees

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Why are there no good TV shows about the theatre? by Howard Sherman

For generations, US network television has done a successful job of telling the stories of doctors and lawyers, police officers and private

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Barrie Rutter's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN by Bww News Desk

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Barrie Rutter's The Two Noble Kinsmen, by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, opening in The Globe today 25 May. This will ma…

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Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi to Feature in Official FIFA World Cup Song by Blouin Artinfo

Will Smith is set to feature in the official anthem of FIFA World Cup 2018, the tournament scheduled to take place in Russia. The anthem, which will see Smith perform alongside Nicky Jam and…

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

They're In the Band! Casting Announced for SCHOOL OF ROCK Melbourne by BroadwayWorld

The coveted role of Dewey and an amazing cast of 36 children were today announced for the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway and West End smash hit rock musical, School of…

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Rochester Broadway Theatre League To Participate In The 10th Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards by BroadwayWorld

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League RBTL is pleased to announce that it will join other professional theater organizations from across the country participating in the tenth annual present…

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The Opera House Documentary, Chronicling the Building of the Met Opera House, Airs May 25 on PBS by Playbill Staff

The film from Susan Froemke explores the creation of the Met’s home at Lincoln Center over the past 50 years.

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Stage Directions: The Band’s Visit David Cromer Wants His Onstage World to Feel Real by Mervyn Rothstein

The Tony-nominated director talks about making things happen in real time onstage, his directing principles, the mistake he learned from, and more.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: What Justin Peck Hopes Audiences Notice in His Carousel Choreography by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2018 Tony nominee dishes about Tony nominations morning, writing his Playbill bio, and more.

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See the 2018 Tony-Nominated Directors by Hannah Vine

All the directors who received nominations for their work on a musical or play this season.

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Caroline O’Connor and Gemma Sutton Star in London Revival of The Rink by Andrew Gans

The John Kander and Fred Ebb musical plays the Southwark Playhouse beginning May 25.

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