Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Lenny Wolpe, Julia Duffy & Manoel Felciano to Lead The Outsider at Paper Mill Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veteran Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone) will take on the central role of Ned Newley in the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David…

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Hugh Jackman & Greatest Showman Stars to Perform Live Theatrical Commercial During A Christmas Story Live! by Andy Lefkowitz

TV viewers are in for an extra-special treat during the 7:00pm broadcast of Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on December 17. Tony winner Hugh Jackman and co-stars from t…

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Complete Cast Set for Martyna Majok's Queens at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for Martyna Majok's new work Queens, set to play Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater as part of the LCT3 program. Danya Taymor will …

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Blogs: New York round up: A best new musical in The Band's Visit and will Waitress cross the pond?

Michael Coveney reports back from the Big Apple, where new shows and British talent are making waves

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Photos: First look at James Norton, Imogen Poots, Malachi Kirby and Faith Alabi in Belleville

The show opens at the Donmar Warehouse this week

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Adam Driver To Star In Revival of ‘Burn This’ by Stagelight


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Foolish Fairytales from Faction of Fools, abundant silliness (review) by Debbie Minter Jackson

Faction of Fools’ usual abundance of silliness reaches new heights in Paul Reiser’s Foolish Fairytales.  The puns, the double entendres, mixed messages and general tomfoolery are so…

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Fiddler on the Roof at Compass Rose Theater (review) by John Geoffrion

I feel a bit like Tevye looking to the heavens for assistance. I just saw a very earnest but uneven production of Fiddler on the Roof over in Annapolis, and I could use a little guidance fro…

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Lee Roy Reams and Caissie Levy to Ring in the New Year at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Feinstein's54 Below as two of Broadway's most beloved stars return to Broadway's Supper Club to usher in the new year Tony nominee and Broadway legend Lee RoyReam…

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Abbe Lane: A Child Star Who Grew Up a LOT by Trav S.D.

December 14, 1932 was the natal day of Abbe Lane (Abigail Francine Lassman). Born in Brooklyn, young Francine Lassman was all of four years old when she first appeared on the radio and five …

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Todrick Hall Chats With Wendy Williams About Coming Out, Taylor Swift Friendship, and New Documentary by Andrew Gans

Hall’s Behind the Curtain is now available on iTunes.

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Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade…

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Sleeping Beauty review at Central Theatre, Chatham – ‘vibrant and fresh-feeling’ by Susan Elkin

A trumpet playing, narcoleptic good fairy (Nicola Bryan) sets the tone for Chatham’s traditional yet fresh pantomime. It’s a treat, featuring delightful

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Arts organisations spared in Scottish draft budget by Thom Dibdin

The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2018/19 has set out measures to protect funding for arts organisations, despite earlier warnings that subsidy

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London’s Royal Court to uncover next generation of northern playwrights by Georgia Snow

The Royal Court has set up a writers’ group specifically for playwrights in the north of England, in order to bridge what

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MPs to investigate drop in Lottery spend on good causes by Georgia Snow

A parliament inquiry is being launched into Lottery operator Camelot after it was revealed the company’s profits more than doubled during the

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Four arrested in crackdown on ticket touts by Giverny Masso

National Trading Standards has conducted a series of raids and arrested four people in a crackdown on ticket touts. Officers raided four

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Johanna Day Joins Ed Asner for The Soap Myth Tour, Replacing Kate Burton by Ryan McPhee

The two-week East Coast tour will commemorate the 2018 International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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London mayor Sadiq Khan pledges £500,000 for creative enterprise zones by Matthew Hemley

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged half a million pounds for 10 creative enterprise zones across the capital. The zones were

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Dick Whittington review at the Arts Centre, Hounslow – ‘good jokes’ by Susan Elkin

Now this is how you produce a decent local panto on a very low budget. With a cast of eight and a

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In pictures: Belleville starring Imogen Poots and James Norton by The Stage

Production images for Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse have been released. The play, by Amy Herzog, stars Imogen Poots and James Norton,

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LaChanze Will Have You Feeling Good at January NYC Club Show by Robert Viagas

The Color Purple Tony winner brings her touring show back to the Highline Ballroom.

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Cast Set for World Premiere of Anne Washburn's Little Bunny Foo Foo, Featuring Music by Dave Malloy by Andrew Gans

Little Bunny Foo Foo will premiere in January 2018 at Kentucky’s Actors Theatre.

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Blogs: We are redressing the balance of diversity in arts leadership

Head of Artistic Directors of the Future Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway explains the organisation's new scheme allowing culturally diverse talent to take over two major London theatres

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Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: December 14, 2017 by Bww Special

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show Don't know what to see Trying to find a theater

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VIDEO: Young Broadway Stars and Aspiring Artists Release a Holiday Album to Help the BCEFA Hurricane Relief Efforts by BroadwayWorld

Stars from School of Rock, The Lion King and Matilda among others, launched The Holiday Star Experience Album and a music video to promote their charity collection. According to Eduardo Jime…

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Special Debut of the Month - A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE's 'Ralphie' - Andy Walken by Caryn Robbins

After a nationwide digital casting call, 11-year-old Andy Walken, from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the role of 'Ralphie Parker,' the lead character in FOX's live musical event, A CHRISTMAS…

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Actors Equity Study Determines Potential Effect of New Tax Bill on the Industry by Stephanie Wild

A new tax bill has been agreed on by congressional Republicans that will eliminate middle-class tax deductions for agent and manager commissions, union dues, training classes, and other busi…

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Why the Royal Court cancelling Rita, Sue and Bob Too is a grim joke | David Barnett by David Barnett

It’s precisely because of men like Max Stafford Clark that this play should be staged. Instead, Andrea Dunbar has been silenced by his actionsEarlier this year I met the actor George Costi…

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Book Review: “The Story of Hebrew” — A Surprise Comeback by Susan Miron

I cannot recall reading any book about Jewish history that contains so many “Aha!” moments.

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Casting Announced For World Premiere of THE TOYBOY DIARIES at Hope Mill Theatre in Mancheseter by BroadwayWorld

The cast and creative team has been announced for the World Premiere of The ToyBoy Diaries, the new British musical that is to be the first production staged in 2018 at the critically-acclai…

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First Look at James Snyder, Jonah Platt, John Tartaglia, and More in Beauty and the Beast—A Christmas Rose by Hannah Vine

The Pasadena cast also features Jared Gertner, Gedde Watanabe, and Harrison White.

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Review: LiveConnections Presents Fifth House Ensemble + Jason Vieaux at World Cafe Live by Walter Bilderback

LiveConnections Presents kicked off its new season in rousing fashion with an evening of music from the Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble and classical guitarist Jason Vieaux – introduced…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Adam Driver to Star in First Broadway Revival of Lanford Wilson's Burn This by Andy Lefkowitz

Three-time Emmy nominee Adam Driver will return to Broadway in the first revival of Lanford Wilson's Burn This, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer. The production will begin performan…

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Review: Review: FCUK'D (Bunker Theatre)

Niall Ransome's first play follows a young man and his brother running away from home

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Theatre News: Full casting announced for Eugenius! at The Other Palace

The new British musical will open next month in London

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Review Round-Ups: Were the critics satisfied with Dick Whittington?

The London Palladium's pantomime returns with Julian Clary as The Spirit of the Bells in Dick Whittington

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Aladdin review at Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy – ‘not as sparkling as it might be’ by Thom Dibdin

Returning to Kirkcaldy for a second year, Imagine Theatre Ltd rubs its magic lamp and delivers an Aladdin which has all the requisite elements right down

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops New HAMILTON Song and Will Release New Content Every Month by Stephanie Wild

Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter today to announce that he will be dropping new Hamilton music every month until December 2018. Miranda explained that this is in place of a volume two of T…

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STAR WARS' Adam Driver to Return to Broadway in BURN THIS Revival by BroadwayWorld

Producer David Binder Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men announces today that three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver Star Wars The Last Jedi, Girls will return to Broadway in th…

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Rupert Graves To Make His Directorial Debut by BroadwayWorld

Rupert Graves is to make his debut as a director with The Ungrateful Biped, a one-man play starring and adapted by Philip Goodhew from Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, December 14, 2017 by James Marino

Listen: Stuff Happened “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated: james@bro…

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE CHRISTMASAURUS at Eventim Apollo by BroadwayWorld

Tom Fletcher announced that he is releasing a special Musical Edition of his novel 'The Christmasaurus', featuring the hit book and a brand new 14 track CD. Tom also announced the special gu…

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The Arts on Stamps of the World — December 14 by Doug Briscoe

An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.

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Cinderella review at Corn Exchange, Exeter – ‘genuinely funny’ by Rosemary Waugh

There are two pantomimes happening in Exeter this year and, like gloriously mismatched sisters, there’s room enough for the both of them.

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Harnessing the Heroic Narrative of Creative Motherhood by (jdstokely)

By Stephanie Hayes. Performer Stephanie Hayes reflects on how motherhood helped her reinvent her relationship to her own creativity.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Guest Blog: Darren Pritchard on RENT PARTY by Guest Blog: Darren Pritchard

Rent Parties the originals, back in Harlem in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s, were thrown by African-American, working-class folks - railway workers, maids, elevator operators and more…

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Theater News: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Star Adam Driver to Return to Broadway in Burn This

Lanford Wilson's play will be directed by Michael Mayer.

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‘Star Wars’ Adam Driver Will Lead Broadway Revival Of ‘Burn This’ by Jeremy Gerard

Adam Driver, back on the big screen this weekend with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will lead a Broadway revival next season of the late Lanford Wilson’s ferocious drama Burn This, produce…

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BBC training scheme for disabled talent secures auditions for all 32 participants by Matthew Hemley

A new BBC training scheme for disabled actors has resulted in all 32 participants securing auditions for work with the Corporation. Called

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Review: The Vaudevillians, Contact Theatre by Iqra Choudhry

Described as ‘vintage cabaret with a twist of drag’, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon’s latest show The Vaudevillians is nothing short of brilliant. Jinkx and her composer bud…

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Blog: How to be a… Theatre Maker by Robert Evans

When I was twelve, I had my first taste of success when I came second in my school Eisteddfod playwriting competition. I had written a dark piece about an evil army of killer guinea pigs set…

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Adam Driver to star in 2019 Broadway revival of ‘Burn This’ by Caitlin Huston

Adam Driver is returning to Broadway with the revival of “Burn This” in 2019. The production, which has not announced a theater or exact dates yet, will be directed by Michael Ma…

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Star Wars’ Adam Driver Will Headline Burn This on Broadway by Olivia Clement

Michael Mayer will direct the first Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s play in 2019. Jake Gyllenhaal was initially attached to a production set to premiere this year.

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Theatre News: Sherlock star Rupert Graves to make directorial stage debut in London

The actor is known for his work on stage and screen

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Sofie Hagen's new show is raw, urgent and confessional … but is it comedy? by Brian Logan

Having explored her depression and anxiety, the Danish comic is tackling childhood trauma. How do standups amuse an audience if even they don’t find their subject funny?Her first show, Bub…

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Pinocchio review – the wooden wonder struts his stuff in a brilliant return to his roots by Michael Billington

Lyttelton, London The puppetry is ingenious and the songs are a joy as Dennis Kelly and John Tiffany carve a morality play out of Carlo Collodi’s original storyThe challenge in staging thi…

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The Nutcracker, London Coliseum, review: The performance is bright and assured by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Wayne Eagling's revival of the English National Ballet's production is always a treat at Christmas but Tchaikovsky's score is why it survives

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BWW's On This Day - December 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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VIDEO: Tim Minchin Performs 'White Wine in the Sun' on CORDEN by BroadwayWorld

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, Tim Minchin stopped by to perform James Corden's favorite Christmas song, 'White Wine in the Sun' in honor of the birth of Corden's baby daughter.

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What Chicago show should I see now for the holidays? by Chris Jones

The holidays are almost here. You know that Chicago is known for its theater and you finally have more time to see a show. But which are the best ones right now? I’ve seen most of them. So…

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Write Stuff: Student Stowe Prize Accepting Submissions; Library Hosts Writing For Veterans by Carole Goldberg

High school and college students with an interest in writing about social justice issues are invited to compete for the 2018 Student Stowe Prize, which was established by the Harriet Beecher…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Kate Marlais Announced as The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Lyric Hammersmith by BroadwayWorld

Musical Theatre Network amp Mercury Musical Developments amp Lyric Hammersmith are delighted to announce that Kate Marlais will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Lyric Hamme…

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Features: Dick Whittington opening night video: Julian Clary, NIgel Havers, Beverley Knight and more

We spoke to some of the cast and guests at the opening night of Dick Whittington

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Photos: Robert Lindsay, Elaine Paige and Beverley Knight at the opening of the Palladium's Dick Whittington

The West End pantomime was a spectacle to behold at the London Palladium

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Aladdin review at Bristol Hippodrome – ‘remarkably joyless seasonal offering’ by Rosemary Waugh

Someone at Qdos Entertainment didn’t get the memo marked “it’s 2017” before staging Aladdin at the Bristol Hippodrome. Or indeed the ones

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Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of DICK WHITTINGTON at the London Palladium by BroadwayWorld

Last night, Wednesday 13 December, Qdos Entertainment's production of Dick Whittington opened at the London Palladium. The show runs for five weeks over the Festive season until Sunday 14 Ja…

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Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRINNING MAN by BroadwayWorld

The critically acclaimed production of The Grinning Man, directed by Tony award-winning Tom Morris War Horse and based on the classic Victor Hugo Les Mis rables novel, The Man Who Laughs, ha…

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JAYDE ADAMS IS JAYDED – Soho Theatre ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

A hell of a night was had by all. Jayde Adams is a beautifully voluptuous woman who takes us on a journey full of laughs. She takes us through a wonderfully crafted set all about popularity …

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Project supporting mothers working in the arts eyes £10k expansion by Giverny Masso

An organisation that supports mothers working in the arts plans to open 10 new regional hubs with investment it is seeking through

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BBC1 to broadcast London Palladium event honouring Bruce Forsyth by Matthew Hemley

Bruce Forsyth’s life and career is to be celebrated with a special event at the London Palladium that will be broadcast on

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Matthew Xia to leave Royal Exchange by Georgia Snow

Matthew Xia is to leave his post as associate artistic director at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Xia’s tenure at the theatre, where

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Final Line Up Announced for Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour by BroadwayWorld

Strictly Come Dancing fans will be thrilled to learn that the celebrity dancers and their professional partners for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour are announced today. The coupl…

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Jack and the Beanstalk review at Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline – ‘nuggets of gold’ by Thom Dibdin

There’s nuggets of gold in those there panto hills up Dunfermline Alhambra’s way, where a Wild West theme, an on-the-button cast, and about a zillion musical

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Debby Lennon digs into another offbeat character: Florence Foster Jenkins by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In 'Souvenir,' the gifted vocalist plays a woman who only imagines she can sing

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BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON at London Palladium by Emma Watkins

It's undeniablyunavoidably panto season in theatreland delete as per your personal proclivity. Qdos Entertainment's production of Dick Whittington at the London Palladium has been hotly anti…

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Beauty and the Beast review at Theatre Royal, Nottingham – ‘doesn’t hang together’ by Pat Ashworth

All the special effects in the world don’t compensate for a thin story, and there’s little more than a nod here to

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‘Something for everyone’: LA SOIREE – West End by Shanine Salmon

An international cabaret phenomenon, La Soirée has been seen for the last few years in places like the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground, but it makes the leap across the river to the West…

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Stage Checklist: 'Shen Yun' At Palace; Robyn Schall At Funny Bone; Dada Life At Mohegan by Christopher Arnott

The Chinese classical dance spectacle “Shen Yun” promotes itself as “5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn.” The New York-based ensemble revives narrative dance and music traditions tha…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5am (Broadway Time)

London Palladium Concerts – On Sale Now by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo As the home of variety, the London Palladium plays host to a wide variety of concerts each year. The following London Palladium Concerts are now on sale. This post London Pal…

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Clarie Middleton Appointed New Principal Of Rose Bruford College Of Theatre And Performance by BroadwayWorld

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance announced today the appointment of Clarie Middleton, currently Chief Executive of the Hackney Empire, as its new Principal and Chief Executive…

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The X-Factor's Amelia Lily Will Star in SHREK at Bristol Hippodrome by BroadwayWorld

SHREK THE MUSICAL today announces full casting for the major nationwide tour, with Amelia Lily joining the cast as 'Princess Fiona' at The Bristol Hippodrome from 8th 19th August 2018. As …

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‘Casting’ at Lichtblick-Kino, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

‘Casting’ will be screened at Lichtblick-Kino, Berlin. The film is directed by Nicolas Wackerbarth and is about a director’s plight of selecting the cast for her new film. The script i…

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Great Expectations review at the Old Red Lion, London – ‘staged with inventive economy’ by Anna Winter

Writer and director Tom Crowley’s felicitous 21st century adaptation of Great Expectations turns Dickens’ beefy Bildungsroman into two hours of funny, gripping

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Shortlist Announced for The Stage Awards by BroadwayWorld

The world's oldest and best theatre publication, The Stage, has announced the shortlist for its annual industry awards, celebrating success within the performing arts.

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BWW Morning Brief December 14th, 2017: New Show Readings, Holiday Concerts, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top news readings of new shows BREAD AND ROSES and CHRISTMAS IN HELL, a holiday concert featuring Robert Creighton and FROZEN co-stars, as well as one feat…

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BWW Interview: West End Producer On His Latest Book by Nicole Ackman

West End Producer is one of the most popular but mysterious social influencers in the West End. He has been involved in the entertainment business his whole life and now both celebrates and …

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London Theater Reviews: The Paranormal Turns Pedantic in ‘The Twilight Zone’ Adaptation by Matt Wolf

This mash-up of eight stories from the TV series, refashioned for the stage, wears its tendency to lecture like a misplaced badge of honor.

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‘Marvin or The Beautiful Education’ at Le Brady, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

‘Marvin or The Beautiful Education’ is being currently screened at Le Brady, Paris. The French drama film is directed by Anne Fontaine and features Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Macaigne, G…

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Review: Review: The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Crucible)

The venue's artistic director Robert Hastie oversees this festive revival of the classic

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The Stage Awards shortlist: Regional theatre of the year by The Stage

The top theatre outside of the capital over the past 12 months. Theatres in the UK’s nations (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)

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Aladdin review at Royal and Derngate, Northampton – ‘the wrong sort of bad’ by Fergus Morgan

Northampton Royal and Derngate’s Aladdin claims it has “everything you could wish for in a panto”. As far as I can tell,

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Text of the Day: Goats by Aleks Sierz

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

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4am (Broadway Time)

FCUK’D review at the Bunker Theatre, London – ‘meaty and muscular’ by Fergus Morgan

On a white-lined square of astro turf, with autumn leaves piled in the corners and a streetlamp blinking pink overhead, Will Mytum

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CELL MATES Hampstead, NW3 by Libby Purves and Friends

ESPIONAGE, ESCAPE, AND THE WORLD’S WORST FLATSHARE   This is the one that got away. Simon Gray’s 1995 play, set largely in Moscow, is about the Cold War ‘60s spy George Blake and …

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Rapper Macklemore to Perform at O2 Academy Brixton, London by Blouin Artinfo

Macklemore will perform at O2 Academy Brixton, London. He will be in the UK to promote his first solo record album, “Gemini,” in over 10 years. This will provide his fans a great opportu…

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Hackney Empire’s Clarie Middleton appointed second ever female principal of Rose Bruford by Matthew Hemley

Clarie Middleton has been appointed principal of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, becoming only the second woman to hold the

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Review: Review: Dick Whittington (London Palladium)

Julian Clary returns this year alongside Diversity, Paul Zerdin, Elaine Paige and more

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BWW Review: ALADDIN, Bristol Hippodrome by Tim Wright

As the sole pantomime in Bristol, Aladdin from pantomime giants Qdos Entertainment has a lot resting on its shoulders for families this festive season. For some, Christmas at the theatre mea…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3am (Broadway Time)

'Jukebox the Ghost' at The Echo, Los Angeles by Blouin Artinfo

Jukebox the Ghost will perform at The Echo, Los Angeles. Jupiter Winter will also perform, the same day.The power pop band’s third album “Safe Travels” that was released in 2012 had th…

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BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Manchester Opera House by Abigail Donoghue

Traditionally, Dick Whittington tells the tale of a man who travels to London to find his fortune. And with infamous showman John Barrowman playing the staring role, Dick Whittington, and a …

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BWW Review: NUTCRACKER, London Coliseum by Aliya Al-Hassan

The beautiful story of Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll is as much a part of Christmas as carols and novelty jumpers. The pair discover a magical world where they battle with the Mous…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2am (Broadway Time)

‘The Shape of Water’ Enters the Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations by Blouin Artinfo

American dark fantasy drama film The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro is leading all films with 14 nominations for the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards. The movie is joined in…

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Mark Shenton: What do we experts know? by Grace Wood

One of the most notorious, noxious statements of the pro-Brexit campaign was Michael Gove’s infamous declaration: “People in this country have had

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Richard Jordan: Timing is everything when current affairs can make or break plays by Richard Jordan

Venus in Fur, the hit Broadway show by US playwright David Ives, ended its first British run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket last Saturday.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Theatre News: Nominees for The Stage Awards 2018 announced

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in January

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Robert Creighton Brings Holiday Cheer and FROZEN Co-Stars to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Feinstein's54 Below, presents a return engagement of Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, recently seen as the title character in the hit off-Broadway musical…

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Nick Blaemire, Jessica Vosk and More Set for Amas Readings of BREAD AND ROSES Musical This Week by Broadwayworld Jr

Based on the film inspired by true events, BREAD AND ROSES is the story of a young undocumented Mexican woman who crosses the U.S. border and risks it all in her fight for a living wage, equ…

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Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three night…

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GOLD MOUNTAIN Composer/Lyricist Jason Ma Receives 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award Today by BroadwayWorld

Jason Ma has been named the recipient of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award, presented annually to an emerging composerlyricist 'whose work shows promise.'

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Dee Dee Bridgewater Receives ASCAP Foundation Champion Award Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The ASCAP Foundation announces that Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater will be honored with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at The ASCAP Foundation Honors Cel…

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Emma Hatton Brings BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE to Christmas at Leicester Square Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Emma Hatton, star of Evita and Wicked, joins festive forces with jazz favourite Anthony Strong for Christmas at Leicester Square.

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Review: Bioelectromagnetics As a Metaphor for Unleashing Women's Power by Michael Block

By Ed MalinThis December, Jody Christopherson’s new play AMP is running in repertory with her Greencard Wedding at HERE.  The play is directed by Isaac Byrne. Jody Christopherson, liv…

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Meet the Queens: The Ultimate Drag Pageant Season 5 Finale by Michael Block

The Ultimate Drag Pageant is about to wrap up their fifth season on Thursday, December 14th at 11:00pm at The West End. Hosted by Marti Gould Cummings and Nedra Bell, this competition is one…

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Spotlight On...Susan Bernfield by Michael Block

Name: Susan BernfieldHometown: Palo Alto, CAEducation: University of Pennsylvania, Circle in the Square Professional WorkshopFavorite Credits: Stretch (a fantasia) at Ice Factory, New George…

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The Stage Awards 2018: shortlist in full by The Stage

Read full story here Regional theatre of the year Birmingham Hippodrome Royal Exchange, Manchester Sherman Theatre, Cardiff London theatre of the year

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Nominees unveiled for The Stage Awards 2018 by Georgia Snow

The Bridge Theatre, Manchester’s Royal Exchange and Sadler’s Wells are among the nominees for The Stage Awards 2018. A theatre show told

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 at midnight (Broadway Time)

An Irish Carol

Thru Sun, December 31 @ Keegan Theatre, presented by Keegan Theatre

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Pasek and Paul Talk A Christmas Story Live!’s New Hanukkah Song, the ‘Definitive’ Cast Recording, and More by Ryan McPhee

An Oscar and a Tony later, the songwriters are back at work on the show that marked their Broadway debuts.

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Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Joe Iconis Holiday Shows Come to Feinstein’s/54 Below December 14–21 by Robert Viagas

Check out all the theatre-related events scheduled this week at the intimate New York cabaret.

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The Go-Go’s Are Excited About Their Broadway-Bound Musical—And Are Here to Prove It by Ryan McPhee

Head Over Heels will play the Great White Way after a run in San Francisco; here’s what the Go-Go’s have to say about it.

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9 Education Programs Bringing Broadway to Students Across the Country by Sarah Jane Arnegger

From Inside Broadway to Disney Musicals in Schools, these programs introduce students to all aspects and professions in theatre.

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From Side Show to Next to Normal: A Look Back at Alice Ripley on the Stage by Hannah Vine

A celebration of the Tony winner’s stage career on her birthday December 14.

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Chilina Kennedy, Ryan Silverman Star in Readings of New Musical A Sign of the Times by Andrew Gans

The musical, featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other 1960s hit-makers, made its world premiere last summer at Goodspeed.

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