Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Good Boys and True - by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa by Kristen Palmer

First produced by Steppenwolf in 2007, then in NYC at Second Stage Theater in 2008, Aguirre-Sacasa's play Good Boys and True is a play that works kindof like a funnel, or more precisely like…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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0177: Anyone Can Whistle by MusicalTalk

Thos was invited behind the scenes at a rehearsal for the new revival of Stephen Sondheim's cult show, Anyone Can Whistle, for this fascinating inside look at the workings of an intelligent …

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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This Week on Broadway for Mar. 9, 2010: Love Sometimes Dies by James Marino

Here are the notes and links for this week’s podcast. You can listen to it by subscribing in iTunes, or downloading the MP3 file, or by clicking on the player below (the thing that sor…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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For New York City Opera Season, Bernstein, Strauss and New Works By DANIEL J. WAKIN

The struggling New York City Opera, operating with a slender financial cushion, announced plans on Tuesday for another stripped down, five-production season.

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This Week on Broadway for Mar. 9, 2010: Love Sometimes Dies

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Matthew Murray discuss A Behanding in Spokane, The Miracle Worker, Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers—A Radio Play, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, Anything Goes at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, the appeal of Ethel Merman, and more!

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'God' of a different color by Michael Riedel

All-black 'Carnage' may sell more tix

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Never Dies"

Neil Sean: Long-Awaited "Phantom" Sequel's Premier Pleases London Audience, That's Enough for Lord Webber

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Love Never Dies - Review by Michael Coveney (*****)

Phantom "phans" and bloggers who have been bitterly pronouncing their rights in the original should instead be counting their lucky stars we have one genius at least in the British musical t…

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First Night: Love Never Dies, Adelphi Theatre, London (*****)

'Phans' of the original are outraged that Andrew Lloyd Webber has written a sequel to the most successful musical of all time. But Love Never Dies - which opens in London tonight - is phabul…

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Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre, review By Charles Spencer (****)

Love Never dies is Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest show since the original Phantom of the Opera.

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Love Never Dies (***)

The design, direction and performances are good, but Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel lacks narrative tension, writes Michael Billington

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Love Never Dies - Review by Matthew Hemley

I suspect Love Never Dies will undergo several changes over the next few months and it will probably make these before it opens on Broadway later this year, where the show's American setting…

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Opera Phans By BILL HAGERTY

Sets and special effects cannot be faulted, the singing is terrific. Director Jack O'Brien cranks up the melodramatic tension to a stunning ending. But phantastic? Afraid not.

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Same Phantom, Different Spirit By BEN BRANTLEY

Andrew Lloyd Webber's belated sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera" feels as eager to be walloped as a clown in a carnival dunking booth.

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Love Never Dies
Reviewedby:Natasha Tripney

This muddled sequel to The Phantom of the Opera is unlikely to please that musical's fans or attract new audiences.

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Love May Die but Its Phantoms Play Enduring Roles in London By MATT WOLF

Temperatures rise in "Ghosts" and irony betrays "Sweet Nothings," as Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Never Dies" opens.

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A Vision: Arena Stage Permitting Tweeting During Performances?

Do institutional theaters, asks one prominent arts marketer, "expect audiences to disconnect and remain in a dome of silence"?

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Q&A: Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes By Raven Snook; Photographs by Dale May

The stars of Promises, Promises on drinking, American Idol and tweeting on Ambien.

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Quick Q&A: Sam Underwood by Patrick Lee

Playing Marchbanks opposite Melissa Errico in "Candida" at Irish Rep

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Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw interview for London Assurance By Dominic Cavendish

Two of theatre's biggest stars have rarely shared a stage, which is why they're so delighted to be starring together at the National.

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Simon Russell Beale: A question of character

Some actors merely learn a role; Simon Russell Beale lets it engulf him completely - which can be painful. But he wouldn't have it any other way, he tells Aida Edemariam

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally has been writing plays for 45 years. So the only surprising thing about the current festival of his work at the Kennedy Center is that it's taken this long for one to happen.

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A Day in the Life of Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin, currently starring as Helen Keller in Broadway's The Miracle Worker, gives Playbill.com a peek at the hours leading up to her first preview.

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ART/NY Mobilizing Against Bloomberg Arts-Funding Cuts

If the community cannot get its act together, who will it blame if Bloomberg guts culture funding? Itself.

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5 Questions I've Never Been Asked: Matthew Freeman

Says the "Glee Club" playwright, ""We just know that you're either on the team, or you're not, you're either for the team, or you're on your own."

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Total Kander By: Tristan Fuge and Brian Scott Lipton

Liza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk, John Cullum, Mario Cantone, Norm Lewis, and more stars come out for the Vineyard Theatre's benefi…

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Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers
Reviewedby:Barbara & Scott Siegel

Geoffrey Cowan and Leroy Aarons' crackling drama about the publication of the controversial documents receives a brilliantly acted production at New York Theatre Workshop.

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'Top Secret' Pentagon Papers story gets staged as a radio play BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

By wisely devising "Top Secret" as a radio play with the actors seemingly reading from scripts, the authors and director create a distancing effect that gives both fluidity and credence to t…

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'Top Secret' lifts veil on Pentagon Papers fight By PETER SANTILLI, Associated Press Writer

The "write what you know" maxim couldn't be more apropos in this case, evidenced by Cowan and Aarons' clear presentation of the facts and splendidly nuanced dialogue, which consistently ring…

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Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers
Review by Sam Thielman

Nixon-era radio drama has a lot going for it.

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Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers

To add show biz muscle to this docu-drama, director John Rubinstein has assembled close to a dozen well-credentialed thespians to inhabit the real life role models.

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Fighting a War of Words About a Lot of Words About a War By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

While "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers" offers a cogent, informative peek into a historic chapter in 20th-century journalism, as an evening of theater it is static.

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Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers - Reviewed by ERIK HAAGENSEN

The undeniably dramatic true story of a great struggle for American freedom of the press seems awfully dry, coming across as theater that's good for you rather than good theater.

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Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers
Review by Matthew Murray

If you find your eyelids drooping during this new production at New York Theatre Workshop, don't blame any turkey you might have eaten at your pre-show repast - the culprit is undoubtedly tr…

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Regarding 'The Nose': And the Eye, and the Ear

Today on ArtsBeat three New York Times critics - Anthony Tommasini, chief classical music critic; Roberta Smith, art critic; and Dwight Garner, book critic - are discussing the music, the ar…

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Caricatured Commentary: Minstrel Meets Modern By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

"Neighbors" is a simultaneously overheated and undercooked new play that sacrifices cogency and meaning for pure sensation.

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Lenin's Embalmers
Reviewedby:Andy Propst

A top-notch ensemble enlivens Vern Thiessen's mostly merry fantasy about life in the early days of the USSR.

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Lenin's Embalmers - Reviewed by KARL LEVETT

Playwright Vern Thiessen cleverly plays with history in this entertaining tale of the two Soviet scientists who in 1924 successfully embalmed the body of Lenin-forever.

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The Duchess of Malfi and A Behanding in Spokane By Alexis Soloski

John Webster and Martin McDonagh seek some revenge

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Family Feud By J. Cooper Robb

The Arden Theatre Company continues their season with director Matt Pfeiffer's exhilarating production of Romeo and Juliet.

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Romeo and Juliet: The dream and the nightmare by JIM RUTTER

Matt Pfeiffer's direction of the Arden's Romeo and Juliet bathes us in emotional intensity. He also strips the young lovers' tragedy of any romance in order to cast a disapproving glare on Shakespeare's text itself.

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