Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Heads Up! Catch my Viewpoints class at Primary Stages by Kim Weild

Seeing, Listening and Moving: An Introduction to Viewpoints Taught by Kim Weild: In this three-hour introductory workshop, participants will engage in each of the nine Viewpoints: a techni…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 5am (Broadway Time)

0125: Stephen Flaherty Interview by MusicalTalk

Nick joins award winning composer Stephen Flaherty for a rare interview. This hour long gem promises to be a treat for Flaherty fans, as not only is it a candid look at the composer's life,…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at midnight (Broadway Time)

They're Fonda Her! By: Joseph Marzullo; Text by Brian Scott Lipton

Dolly Parton, Rosie O'Donnell, Geoffrey Rush, David Hyde Pierce, Rose McGowan, Valerie Harper, Stephanie J. Block, Janet McTeer and more join Jane Fonda for the Broadway opening of 33 Variat…

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Review: "33 Variations" By: Roma Torre

For all its lofty ambitions, it doesn't rise to the level of great theater. Still, it's an engaging work centering on a classical music mystery; and Jane Fonda's performance is a high note.

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Previews boost Broadway box office

Several Broadway productions posted generally minor box office declines last week -- but the Street's overall cume rose, thanks to an incoming tide of previewing shows.

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At Lincoln Center, July Festival Goes Global By BEN SISARIO

International theater and world music will be front and center at this year's Lincoln Center Festival.

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Q&A: Joan Allen

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Senses of Humor

How to interpret the fast, funny "Shrek" for deaf and blind audiences? It's all about set-up and punchline.

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Andre 3000, theater revive 'Class of 3000' show By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA - Andre 3000's sassy cast of musical kids, who celebrated everything from crayons to the blues in the short-lived TV cartoon series "Class of 3000," have brought their eclectic sound…

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Jane Fonda may be bound for the West End by Tim Walker

Mandrake hears an intriguing backstage whisper that Jane Fonda might, at the grand old age of 71, be about to tread the boards in the West End.

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Video: '33 Variations'

Pat Healy, the New York Times theater reporter, talks with Jane Fonda and Moisés Kaufman about the Broadway production of the play "33 Variations."

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33 Variations By Stephanie Zacharek

Jane Fonda (accompanied by Beethoven) is not to be missed.

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'Something magical has happened'

Actor Jane Fonda's much-anticipated return to Broadway certainly delivers the goods, writes Ed Pilkington

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Jane Fonda Moving In Broadway's '33 Variations' By MALCOLM JOHNSON

Moisés Kaufman's "33 Variations" unfurls as a strange but fascinating exploration of the later years of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring a still radiant Jane Fonda as a physically fail…

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33 Variations
Review by Matthew Murray

If Kaufman's work, which he admits in the Playbill offers a "fictional perspective" on the "Variations," is unlikely to be paired with Beethoven's in history books, and if lacks the personal…

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33 Variations by Simon Saltzman

...a fascinating, elegantly written, absorbing play with an interestingly developed leading role.

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Review of 33 Variations by Matt Windman

For the most part, Kaufman's play hits the right notes - and not just with music. It is an engrossing and moving drama that music enthusiasts are bound to especially appreciate.

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33 Variations

You don't have to know Beethoven from Bach to find yourself thoroughly absorbed by the theatricality with which Moises Kaufman has connected a legendary musical mystery about a Beethoven com…

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33 Variations
Reviewedby:David Finkle

Jane Fonda returns to Broadway in Moises Kaufman's often rewarding play about a dying musicologist.

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Beethoven and Fonda: Broadway Soul Mates By BEN BRANTLEY

I'm willing to forgive a fair amount in a production that returns Jane Fonda with such gallantry to the Broadway stage after an absence of 46 years.

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Feldberg: Beethoven piece drives '33 Variations'

Kaufman's effort has its distinctive, and even lovely, moments, but, overall, it doesn't stack up very well against Stoppard's play.

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'33 Variations' Hits Some of the Right Notes but Fails to Resonate By Peter Marks

"33 Variations" so busily tries to impress you with its civility and erudition that it neglects to make you care.

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Review: 33 Variations By Frank Scheck

Jane Fonda makes her long-overdue Broadway return in a disappointingly lifeless play.

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Jane Fonda braves Broadway in uneven '33 Variations' BY LINDA WINER

The result is a strained, pseudo-serious, intellectually scattershot project that makes us appreciate all the pitfalls that "Wit" (about a dying scholar with intimacy issues) and "Amadeus" (…

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Ageless Fonda Seeks Beethoven's Theme on Broadway: John Simon

Ending in a laughable pseudo-epiphany, "33 Variations" is really a charade in three parts: one part "Amadeus," one part Cliffs Notes, and one part "Lifetime Movie of the Week."

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33 Variations - Reviewed by DAVID SHEWARD

Moisés Kaufman's muddled play is like "Amadeus" meets Lifetime TV.

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'33 Variations' brings Jane Fonda back to B'way By MICHAEL KUCHWARA, AP Drama Critic

The play often seems dramatically tepid and slow moving. And this despite the efforts of a hardworking cast that includes Jane Fonda, returning to the New York after an absence of more than …

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It's time to overhaul the Olivier awards by Michael Billington

This year's 'best new play' opened in Scotland in 2006 and only became eligible when it turned up in London. The Oliviers must shake up their act - and become more transparent too

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Rosenthal plays a winning set with 'August' BY HEDY WEISS

STAGE NOTES | London production brings Olivier Award for Northwestern design instructor

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RSC, Donmar Warehouse and Black Watch lead Olivier Awards

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Publicity, diversity of views lost as daily criticism is reduced By John Moore

Companies depend on reviews to spur interest, fill seats at their productions

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Alan Ayckbourn stole my sex-swap play, writer claims

Comedy written by an unknown in the mid-1990s bears strong similarities to a production by one of the giants of British theatre. Simon Tait reports

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End of the road for old-school drag queens

The misogynistic, wig-wearing female impersonator is being replaced by a sassier, more sophisticated act. Andrew Johnson reports

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Dirty Dancing and Spring Awakening in the West End By Charles Spencer

While being based on an old movie or a much loved back catalogue can guarantee a musical's commercial success, bold new work can still find a place in the West End.

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The final act

Simon Gray spent his last months adapting his diaries for the stage. His collaborator tells Jasper Rees how they did it

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Shakespeare's lost theatre uncovered on site of new London playhouse By John Bingham

What are thought to be the long-lost remains of William Shakespeare's first theatre, in which plays such as Romeo and Juliet were first performed, have been uncovered by archaeologists.

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'Chitty Chitty' actor enjoys being bad By Alice T. Carter

George Dvorsky has made a career as the Nice Guy romantic lead in musicals.

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There is nothing like this Dame BY CHRISTINE DOLEN

Dame Edna Everage, an Australian housewife-turned-megastar, arrives at the Parker Playhouse on Tuesday for three glorious weeks in a show she's calling Dame Edna's First Last Tour -- though she has had some second thoughts about the title.

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Sesame Street's Alan to direct Casa's 'High School Musical' By PUNCH SHAW

Alan Muraoka takes a break from his store on 'Sesame Street' to direct Casa Mañana's production of the Disney favorite

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'Avenue Q' isn't for everyone - first, there are puppets ... By Jim Carnes

If Jeff Marx had not been an entertainment lawyer in New York back around the turn of the 21st century, "Avenue Q" might never have been a Tony Award- winning Broadway musical.

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Obama on my Mind at Hen and Chickens, N1 by Jeremy Kingston (**)

Any group of enthusiasts will contain the occasional freak, but in this collection anyone marginally rational is the oddity

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Actor Judd dies aged 77 by Patrick Newley

Leading British screen and television actor Edward Judd has died at the age of 77.

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Cheyenne Jackson: Back to the Start

Given Jackson's apparent affinity for the supper-club format, one hopes he will rethink his material in favor of songs that better showcase his talents.

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Master Class
Reviewedby:Matt Windman

Barbara Walsh gives a ferocious and funny performance as opera diva Maria Callas in the Paper Mill Playhouse's strong production of Terrence McNally's drama.

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Master Class

"Master Class," Terrence McNally's 1995 homage to turbulent opera diva Maria Callas, retains its bite in Wendy C. Goldberg's vivid new staging at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

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Master Class

Barbara Walsh is doing justice to the Callas-invoked idiosyncrasies and temperament

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Theater Review | 'The Lonely Soldier Monologues (Women at War in Iraq)'
The Feminine, Touched: War as Women's Work By NEIL GENZLINGER

This energetically acted example of journalism as theater explores some issues that deserve more attention.

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Review: Dancing at Lughnasa By Ray Bennett

Splendid revival of an Irish classic.

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Dancing at Lughnasa

The first major London revival of "Dancing at Lughnasa" confirms the greatness of Brian Friel's 1990 play, though Anna Mackmin's fine production doesn't always harness the anger and pain jus…

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"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?": Songs and Stories From the Great Depression - Reviewed by RON COHEN

This musical revue at the Triad Theatre is a highly entertaining mosaic of the era.

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FUNNY how the most piercing social commentary these days is found in places that serve a stiff drink. On the heels of several acclaimed turns by cabaret performers drawing on vintage songs t…

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A Little Night Music - Sondheim plays White Plains by Oscar E Moore

There is always talk about "chemistry".Do they have it or not?A Little Night Music has enough chemistry and sexual tension to cause a major explosion on Main Street.

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A Little Night Music

The White Plains Performing Arts Center appears to have obvious budgetary constraints, but their pocket-sized version of the 1973 Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler tuner has heart and a handful …

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Red-Haired Thomas
Reviewedby:Andy Buck

This wacky if unevenly performed and written satire asks serious questions about democracy in the Obama era.

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Cabaret Girl (in Concert) - Reviewed by ERIK HAAGENSEN

Musicals Tonight! is to be commended for introducing a lost Jerome Kern score to New York audiences. But presenting such arcane material requires a sharper, more confident execution than is …

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Tartuffe - Reviewed by ROBERT WINDELER

Adapter and director Jeff Cohen has repositioned Molière's comedy about a 17th-century sleazebag and his patsy into early-Depression Manhattan, 1931, and it largely works.

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Shekinah - Reviewed by MARK PEIKERT

If somewhere in New York City there is a less well-structured script than Charles Case's "Shekinah" or a more irritating performance than Steven Francisco's, then I have happily missed them.

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Rooftops - Reviewed by ADAM R. PERLMAN

This futuristic cocktail isn't ready for present consumption.

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The Man in the Newspaper Hat - Reviewed by ROBERT WINDELER

Playwright Hayley Heaton's is an interesting concept and a dramatic two-person improvement over prior Ezra Pound plays, which mostly had him ranting solo in a jail cell in Italy.

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The Unseen

A Kafkaesque (and, one imagines, Guantanamo-esque) drama

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Is This a Shakespeare Which I See Before Me? By JOHN F. BURNS

A group of Shakespeare scholars and art historians say that a recently discovered portrait is the only known likeness to have been painted in his lifetime.

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