Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Human Animals review – fur flies in chilling vision of dystopian London by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonStef Smith’s powerfully alarmist play imagines the impact of a city’s animal infestation on its citizensDystopia is a popular territory for young dramatists. Its lates…

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London’s Donmar staging all-female Shakespeare trilogy by Associated Press

London’s small but powerful Donmar Warehouse is branching out — across town and across the Atlantic.

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Hamilton Cast Album Earns Platinum Record by Robert Viagas

The Grammy-winning OBC has sold more than a million copies.

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Fuse Concert Review — A Far Cry’s “All-American” Finale by Jonathan Blumhofer

One takeaway from the concert: music can be forward-looking and even provocative without being off-putting and ugly.

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Theatre News: Warwick Davis and Summer Strallen cast in new musical concert at the Palladium

The cast also includes David Bedella and Amy Lennox

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Theatre News: Donmar Warehouse announces new London venue

A temporary venue in Kings Cross will host Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Shakespeare productions

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Review: Oedipe (Royal Opera House)

The talents of La Fura dels Baus bring a vibrant originality to Enescu's opera

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New British Musical Eugenius! to Bow at London Palladium in June by Mark Shenton

Cast for the concert performance will feature Warwick Davis, two-time Olivier winner David Bedella, Amy Lennox and Summer Strallen

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Rise Up! HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Now Platinum Certified! by BroadwayWorld

The musical took to Twitter to announce that the recording has now been officially platinum certified, meaning it has sold one million units

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THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act One by BroadwayWorld

It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The

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STAGE TUBE: Sheryl Lee Ralph and?Loretta Devine Talk 35th Anniversary of DREAMGIRLS by Stage Tube

Sheryl Lee Ralph andLoretta Devine talk about the 35th Anniversary ofDREAMGIRLS at the Ford Theatre, July 10th at 8pm. Watch the video posted on their Facebook page below

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Photo & Video: Broadway Alum Alison Porter Wins NBC's THE VOICE! by TV News Desk

Last night, Broadway alum Alisan Porter was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named…

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Tony Nominee George C. Wolfe On ‘Shuffle Along’ & The Problem Of Success – Deadline Q&A by Jeremy Gerard

On the subject of success, George C. Wolfe has always been ambivalent. Wary. ”When I was little, I remember rehearsing starving, so that when I got to New York I would know how to do i…

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Broadway AM Report, 5/25/2016 - PARAMOUR, Paper Mill Playhouse and More! by Jessica Fallon Gordon

Cirque Du Soleil's PARAMOUR opens tonighton Broadway, and the company of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage

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BWW's On This Day - May 25, 2016

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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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Donmar to build temporary venue for conclusion of all-female Shakespeare trilogy by Georgia Snow

The Donmar Warehouse is to build a new temporary theatre in King’s Cross, where it will stage the final production of Phyllida

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C. S. Lewis Play SHADOWLANDS Comes To Exeter Northcott Theatre by Marianka Swain

The criticallyacclaimed production of William Nicholson's moving play,SHADOWLANDS, comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre from Tues 28 June toSat 2 July.StarringStephen BoxerHumans,The Iron Lady,…

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Donmar Warehouse Announces Seasons at New King's Cross Temporary Theatre and in New York by Marianka Swain

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today that the Donmar Warehouse will launch two ambitious seasons of work in London's King's Cross and in New Yor…

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Warwick Davis Stars in Concert Performance of New British Musical EUGENIUS! at London Palladium by Marianka Swain

A concert premiere performance of the new, original British musicalEUGENIUSwill take place on29 June 2016at the London Palladium. This exciting and innovative musical is produced by and star…

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On The Marx Brothers’ Directors by Trav S.D.

Marxfest, and the Fringe production of I’ll Say She Is (both 2014) were such a flurry of activity that I didn’t get to finish all that I set out to do during those months. There…

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Donmar Warehouse to build temporary theatre for all-female Shakespeare trilogy by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Season comprising Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest to be staged at 420-seat venue next to King’s Cross stationThe Donmar Warehouse is building a temporary theatre for an all-female …

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Alan Rickman: 'The Royal Court is where I found out who the hell I was' – video by Guardian Staff

The Royal Court in London is celebrating its 60th birthday with 60 short films in which actors, directors and playwrights celebrate the theatre. In this video, filmed in 2015, Alan Rickman r…

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The Night Watch review – captures the heart of Sarah Waters' love story by Alfred Hickling

Royal Exchange, ManchesterTime runs backwards in Hattie Naylor’s exceptional adaptation of the best-selling novel about women condemned to their own personal circles of hell in 1940s Londo…

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

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

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Review: 4.48 Psychosis (Lyric Hammersmith)

Royal Opera House composer Philip Venables adapts Sarah Kane's bruising play

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Interviews: Sabrina Mahfouz and Seroca Davis on With a Little Bit of Luck

We caught up with the writer and performer to chat about the part gig, part theatre piece, With a Little Bit of Luck

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Review: Incognitio at curtainup.com h by Elyse Sommer

Nick Payne, seen by many as an heir to Tom Stoppard, is back with another science themed intellectual puzzle. It's about the workings of that most mysterious human organ, the brain. Nick Pa…

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Obituary: Petra Davies by Michael Quinn

Petra Davies, who has died at the age of 85, was a familiar face on television for more than four decades. She

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards! by BroadwayWorld

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and m…

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Arts funding settlement is council cuts smokescreen, claims shadow culture minister by David Hutchison

Shadow culture minister Thangam Debbonaire has claimed the government’s recent arts funding settlement is a cover for axeing local authority funding. In

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Jesse Eisenburg: UK’s public funding shows ‘social benefit’ of theatre by Georgia Snow

American actor Jesse Eisenberg has praised public funding for theatre in Britain, claiming it allows the industry to stage more “obscure” plays

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Thon Man Molière review – Lochhead's lurid tragicomedy brings lots of laughs by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghScandalous affairs and royal tiffs abound in this excellently acted, Scots-tinted take on the brilliant but self-destructive French playwrightThe watery greys of Neil …

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UCSD, USD rank high in acting survey by James Hebert

It’s no secret that two of the top graduate theater programs in the country are situated here in San Diego. But a new survey from The Hollywood Reporter reaffirms not just the national but…

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'Carmen' without clothes? S.F. Opera puts it on at AT&T Park by Sue Gilmore Sgilmore@bayareanewsgroup.com

Controversial production of 'Carmen' from Spanish director Calixto Bieito will be transmitted live for free at AT&T Park

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Martinez: Long-distance collaborators create OnStage Theatre's 'Esperanza' by Janice De Jesus , Correspondent

Gretchen Givens and Linda Gregg, from Martinez and England, respectively, worked on high seas adventure over 11 years. It's being performed at Campbell Theatre in Martinez through June 5

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Curtain Calls: 'Esperanza' getting a few needed tweaks by Sally Hogarty , Columnist

Often when a new work makes its first trip from page to stage, some things work well and others need some tweaking.

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From ancient Persian poetry rises 'Feathers of Fire,' billed as largest shadow-theater play by Tim Greiving

When Hamid Rahmanian says, “I’m kind of like a bulldozer,” the artist means the tenacious way he enters any new project — long work hours, “begging” for funding, camping in rehea…

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Lilly Awards Honors Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Jesse Mueller – Presenter Gloria Steinem by Sandi Durell

    The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, this year honored playwright Danai Gurira, actors Martha Plimpton, Jesse Mu…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Sean Foley to direct Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End plays by Matthew Hemley

Sean Foley is to direct Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith, in a co-production that marks the first

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Review: Soul (Royal & Derngate, Northampton)

James Dacre directs Roy Williams' drama which explores what really happened during Marvin Gaye's final days

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Video: Drew McOnie: 'I want people to walk away feeling terrified, thrilled and a little bit horny'

We chat to the Olivier Award-winning choreographer about Jekyll and Hyde at the Old Vic

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Theatre News: Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones to return to the West End

Sean Foley will direct new revivals of The Dresser and The Miser

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Campaign brings young women of color to Broadway

'It has to be a woman that helps other women.'        

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Today on Broadway: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by James Marino

Listen: @LenaHallRocker to tour #Hedwig, #JakeGyllenhaal Sings #Sondheim, and More! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headli…

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Anne Hathaway Calls James Corden the 'Worst British Export Since Smallpox,' Drops the Mic on The Late Late Show by Sean Fitz-Gerald

In this heated rap battle, Corden brings up Catwoman, bad accents, the 2011 Oscars, and The Intern. Hathaway counters with disses about poor ratings, ill-fitting suits, One Direction, and &q…

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The Vulture TV Podcast: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Edition by Gazelle Emami,matt Zoller Seitz

On a special live edition of the Vulture TV Podcast, Gazelle and Matt are joined by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna at the third annual Vulture Festival …

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Hadestown: Theater review by Jenna Scherer

In the myth, Eurydice didn’t have much of a choice. She died, woke up in the underworld and waited around for Orpheus to save her. Not so in Hadestown, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’…

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Incognito: Theater review by David Cote

British playwright Nick Payne excels at a subgenre let’s call the Science Weepie. He deploys facts to frame or metaphorize the problems of his protagonists, and the collision of data and h…

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Running Wild, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre by Miriam Gillinson

Running Wild is a theatrical safari with no expenses spared. This latest stage adaptation of a novel by Michael Morpurgo (of War Horse fame) boasts a jungle-full of puppets - a majestic elep…

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The Starting Role of Many Actors: Being a Waiter by Rino16

The ticket to the musical, “Waitress,” starts with the lives of waiters and waitresses at a small town diner, but they find themselves in an unlikely romance. Sound like a cute m…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Photos: First look: Lily James in Romeo and Juliet

Take a look at the actress ahead of opening night of the latest show in the Kenneth Branagh season

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Review: A View From Islington North (Arts Theatre)

Out of Joint present an evening of short plays by the likes of Caryl Churchill, David Hare and Mark Ravenhill

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Ross & Rachel

Ross & Rachel Off Broadway, 59E59 Theatres, Brits On Broadway Reviewed by Linda Buchwald BOTTOM LINE: A well-written and beautifully performed duologue for fans of Friends, haters of Frien…

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Equity calls for cap on audition fees in bid to widen access to drama schools by Matthew Hemley

Drama schools across the UK are facing a crackdown on audition fees as part of a fresh bid to improve accessibility to

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Competition: Win tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Southwark Playhouse by The Stage

Just when you think you’ve seen A Midsummer Night’s Dream in every possible way it can be done, Go People are here

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Let’s Talk About Lighting by Drew McManus

With 4k video now a common feature in most current generation smartphones, traditional impediments to making quality videos (like expensive digital cameras) are rapidly disappearing. But jus…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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A Streetcar Named Desire review – Gillian Anderson is utterly compelling by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic, LondonBenedict Andrews's revival of the Tennessee Williams classic steams off the revolving set of the Young Vic• Gillian Anderson in Streetcar – in pictures• From Anderson …

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Top 50 musical theatre composers of all time – the top 10 by Mark Shenton

This is part of a series of five posts detailing the top 50 musical theatre composers of all time. Compiled by The

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Jess Gow: High-profile shows bring out the unfriendly side of Facebook by Jess Gow

I have just finished working on a high-profile production and, during the course of the run, found myself getting a particular type

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Natasha Tripney’s theatre picks: May 25 by Natasha Tripney

It’s a quieter week in London because of the bank holiday, but around the country it’s a different story, with the festival

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY, Starring Oscar Nominee David Strathairn, Begins Run at A.C.T. Today by BroadwayWorld

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T. film 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', returns to A…

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Tori Scott Joins Daisy Eagan & More in Gwinn & Chary Show at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight by BroadwayWorld

In the wake of her solo shows called 'Best of Cabaret in NYC' by TimeOut, popular songstress Tori Scott joins a stellar cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Gotham's Michelle Veinti…

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Directors Pam MacKinnon, Lynne Meadow & Susan Stroman Set for 'OUR TURN' Talk at 92Y Today by BroadwayWorld

Cultural commentator and journalist Lisa Birnbachhosts a conversation with three of Broadway's most dynamic and influential directors... who happen to be women today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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Evan Cabnet to be Artistic Director of LCT3 by Rino16

Lincoln Center Theater has tapped Evan Cabnet to head LCT3, the theater’s producing initiative for new works. A prolific director, Cabnet officially assumes the mantle on July 1, replacing…

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Broadway Vet Alisan Porter Wins The Voice by Broadway.com

Alisan Porter, who starred in the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, won season ten of NBC's talent competition The Voice. The stage and screen vet's win was a big triumph for p…

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Happy Opening Night to Ruby Lewis & the High-Flying Cast of Cirque du Soleil-Paramour by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Cirque du Soleil-Paramour will officially land on the Main Stem on May 25, when the show opens at the Lyric Theatre. Directed by Philippe Decouflé, the production features a 38-member…

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Wandering The 798 Arts District by Joe Patti

One of the big visual arts attractions in Beijing is the 798 Arts District. If nothing else, the story of the district proves that artists face the same issues in every country: The abandone…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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DVR Alert: AN ACT OF GOD's Sean Hayes Stops by NBC's TODAY This Morning by BroadwayWorld

Today, Wednesday, May 25, An Act of God's Sean Hayes stops by NBC's TODAY SHOW to talk about the Broadway comedy, beginning a limited 14-week engagement at the Booth Theatre this Saturday, M…

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Commentary: Irish Rep Comes Home

Cofounder and producing director Ciarán O'Reilly reflects on the off-Broadway company's journey to a new theater.

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Opening Night: Cirque du Soleil Makes Its Broadway Debut as Paramour Opens

The high-flying new musical runs at the Lyric Theatre.

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Interviews: The One Where James Fritz Uses Friends as Inspiration for His New Play Ross & Rachel

After its world-premiere run in 2015 at the Edinburgh Fringe, this new solo work comes to 59E59 Theaters.

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21C music celebrated in Royal Conservatory festival by Trish Crawford

New music, much of it never heard before, is presented at the Royal Conservatory's festival 21C May 25 to 29.

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The Public's The Total Bent Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the duo behind the Tony-winning Passing Strange, reunite for the world premiere.

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CSC's Peer Gynt Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

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

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Their Favorite Things: Himself and Nora's Whitney Bashor Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

What performer does Bashor say offered a “master class in stillness, grace and elegance?”

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A Doll’s House and The Father Open Tonight by Olivia Clement

The productions, performed in rotating repertory at Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson.

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