Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Playing In The Woods, Part 3 by Zev Valancy

And now, the long-awaited (or at least long-delayed) review of Another Part of the Forest, the last show I saw at American Players Theatre. Great apologies for the delay--explanations are fo…

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Portrait Series: Christoph Eschenbach by The Kennedy Center

Portrait Series: Christoph Eschenbach Among the finest conductors the world over, Maestro Christoph Eschenbach became the Music Director of the NSO and the Kennedy Center in 2010. Explore E…

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - 3 minute preview by New York City Center

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - 3 minute preview Three minute preview of Matthew Bourne's Tony award winning sensation, Swan Lake. Returns to New York City Center for four weeks only -…

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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THE LION KING - Tokyo, Japan Webisode Series: Episode Three by Disneyonbroadway

THE LION KING - Tokyo, Japan Webisode Series: Episode Three Follow along with this five part series from THE LION KING musical in Tokyo, Japan! This is Episode Three: School Yard #2. Turn o…

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Cattle call for Broadway producers by Miriam Kreinin Souccar

Godspell revival to be “crowd-funded” with minimum investment of just $1,000. Producers will get their name in lights and their photo on the musical's website.

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Fall-ing in Love With Cabaret by Michael Portantiere

Bryan Batt, Paula West, Karen Akers, Paulo Szot, and Jay Armstrong Johnson are only some of the super-talents now playing in clubs around town.

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Jujamcyn shuffles its executive pack

Legit News: Senior team refocuses after Adamian's departure -- Broadway theater owner and producing org Jujamcyn Theaters has restructured its senior team and added an exec.

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Something New in New Hampshire by Peter Filichia

A Monday matinee? On Labor Day, sure, and other Monday holidays, too. But during the summer months, visitors to the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Laconia, New Hampshire can see a show at 2 p.m.…

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Your (Make a) Wish Is Granted by Peter Filichia

Does the musical based on The Good Fairy have a “Good Fairy” on its side?

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'Ring' it on! by JAMES JORDEN

Ask anyone who knows opera what an opera house's biggest challenge is, and they'll tell you: “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” This 18-hour, four-night epic, written in the mid-1800s by…

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Hot & bothered by BARBARA HOFFMAN

The hottest ticket this fall? We're betting on “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” the show that has it all: beloved Broadway stars, hotshot director, killer creative te…

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This sentimental journey is a real trip by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

Nothing is too outré for the theater these days. Wall-to- wall profanity? Strictly for amateurs. Onstage vomiting? So yesterday. Lucy Thurber isn't afraid to up the ante: In her plays, peo…

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Stage stars turn to screen by MICHAEL RIEDEL

The earpiece, used by actors of a certain age who have trouble learning their lines, is so Broadway. For the latest in line-feeding technology, the place to go is off-Broadway, especially P…

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Theater Review | 'Bottom of the World': Holding Tight to Grief While Struggling to Move On by CHARLES ISHERWOOD

“Bottom of the World,” Lucy Thurber’s drama about friendship, family and loss, does not live up to the Atlantic Theater Company’s first-class presentation.

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Theater Review | 'Brandywine Distillery Fire': Self-Indulgent Actor, Served on a Skewer by JASON ZINOMAN

What happens when “actor’s actors” run amok? Not much. Which is the point of the sly and sloppy experiment called “Brandywine Distillery Fire.”

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Theater Review | 'Roadkill Confidential': Some Unlucky Animals, Giving Their Lives for Art by NEIL GENZLINGER

“Roadkill Confidential,” a new work by Sheila Callaghan, is intriguing to watch, yet it leaves no impression.

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Cirque du Soleil Unveils New Radio City Show by DAVE ITZKOFF

The $50 million production will return to the time-tested Cirque brand of acrobatic spectacle, following the failure of the vaudeville-style "Banana Shpeel."

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Review: In the Heights by Dan Bacalzo

American Idol winner Jordin Sparks' Broadway debut is sure to please her fans, but her overall performance is uneven.

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Review: The Revival by Dan Bacalzo

Soap opera star Trent Dawson stars in Samuel Brett Williams' problematic new play about a Southern Baptist preacher having an illicit homosexual affair.

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Review: The Sensational Josephine Baker by Sandy MacDonald

Cheryl Howard proves stronger as performer than playwright in this solo show about the legendary entertainer.

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Review: Bottom of the World by Dan Bacalzo

Lucy Thurber's absorbing world premiere drama focuses on a woman mourning her recently deceased sister.

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Edward Albee, Patricia Clarkson to Appear at NYC's LGBT Center by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Patricia Clarkson will appear in conversation with Bill Goldstein at New York City's LGBT Center at 7pm on Monday, September 20; while Pulitzer Prize winner Ed…

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Jeff McCarthy, Holly Twyford, et al. Set for Signature's Production of Ken Ludwig's A Fox on the Fairway by Brian Scott Lipton

Jeff McCarthy, Holly Twyford, Andrew Long, Aubrey Deeker, Valerie Leonard, and Meg Steedle will star in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's new farce, A Fox on the Fairway, to play t…

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Loni Ackerman and Marilyn Sokol to Star in Love Divided By/Times Three; Marge Champion to Particpate in Opening Night Q&A by Brian Scott Lipton

Loni Ackerman and Marilyn Sokol will star in Love Divided By/Times Three, written by Susan Charlotte with a score by Emmy Award winner Billy Goldenberg, to play Theatre Row's Kirk T…

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Appear at Town Hall on October 28 by Brian Scott Lipton

Film star Joseph Gordon-Levitt will appear at the Town Hall on October 28 as part of the gala event Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the hitRECord.org Fall Formal, according to the New York Times. P…

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Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One Bundle Now Available for Download by Andy Propst

Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One Bundle has been released for digital download on iTunes for a cost of $79.99. It includes a total of 100 tracks, featuring all of the songs performed…

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PHOTO FLASH: Matt Bogart, Andre De Shields, Montego Glover, Chita Rivera, et al. Attend Broadway Salutes by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, September 14, Matt Bogart, Tituss Burgess, Montego Glover, and Christopher Jackson performed at The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds' seco…

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PHOTO FLASH: James Naughton, Gene Wilder, Ben Vereen, et al. Salute Stephen Schwartz at Westport Country Playhouse Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Westport Country Playhouse, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, held its 2010 Gala, The Magical Music of Stephen Schwartz, on Monday, September 13. Joe Calarco directed the event, w…

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PHOTO FLASH: Brandon Victor Dixon, Frankie James Grande, et al. at Safe Space Concert by Brian Scott Lipton

Broadway performers Sean Bradford, Brandon Victor DIxon, Andrea Dora, Frankie James Grande, and Christopher Spaulding joined local youth from the Safe Space program for a free concert, Safe …

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Marilyn Sokol, Lewis J. Stadlen, Angelica Torn, et al. Set for Bashert Reading by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for a work-in-progress presentation of David Silberg's Bashert, to be offered at Theater for the New City on September 27 at 7pm. Andrew Shaifer will dire…

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Joshua Allen, Dan Dietz, Michael Mitnick, et al Set for Lark's Playwrights' Week 2010 by Andy Propst

Lark Play Development Center has announced the plays that will be developed during its Playwrights' Week 2010, to run October 18-23. Eight playwrights will have a weeklong residency…

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Manson the Musical to Play NYC's Ace of Clubs Theater by Brian Scott Lipton

Annoyance Theater's Manson the Musical, directed by Russell Dobular, will play the Ace of Clubs Theater on Sundays, October 3-December 19. The show, which played New York last year,…

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Ted and Stevie Wolf to Receive Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Award by Andy Propst

Ted and Stevie Wolf will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to be presented on Monday, October 4 at 7pm at the Walnut Stree…

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Placido Domingo Is Latin Grammys Person of the Year by Brian Scott Lipton

Opera legend Placido Domingo has been named the Latin Grammys Person of the Year for his professional and philanthropic achievements. He will be honored in an all-star ceremony on November 1…

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Dynasty's Stephanie Beacham to Star in UK Production of Terrence McNally's Master Class by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Stephanie Beacham will play opera diva Maria Callas in Jonathan Church's new production of Terrence McNally's award-winning play Master Class, accordi…

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Heidi Blickenstaff, Jim Brochu, George S. Irving, Erin Mackey, et al. Set for York's Musical in Mufti Concerts by Dan Bacalzo

Additional casting has been announced for York Theatre Company's Fall 2010 Musicals in Mufti concerts. In addition to the previously reported Jim Brochu, Quentin Earl Darrington, an…

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John Jahnke's Men Go Down to Play 3LD in January by Andy Propst

Hotel Savant will present John Jahnke's Men Go Down at the 3LD Art and Technology Center, running January 6-23. Jahnke has both written and directed the piece, which will have chore…

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Porgy and Bess, Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, to Be Released on CD by Andy Propst

Sony Masterworks will release a live recording of the Graz Festival's production of Porgy and Bess to celebrate the opera's 75th anniversary on September 21. Nikolaus Harno…

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Ganymede Arts to Present Irrelevant Acts of Entertainment in DC and NYC by Dan Bacalzo

Ganymede Arts will present Special Agent Galactica and her Boys in Irrelevant Acts of Entertainment at Washington D.C.'s Noi's Nook in go mama go on Monday, September 27 a…

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William H. Macy to Star in Freaky Deaky Movie by Andy Propst

Stage and screen star William H. Macy will star in Freaky Deaky, according to a report on Deadline.com. Charlie Matthau is writing and directing the film. Based on the Elmore Leonard crime n…

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Ana Ortiz, Richard Sherman, John Tartaglia, Michael Urie, et al. Set for Disneyland 55th Annivesary Celebration by Andy Propst

Wilson Cruz, Ana Ortiz, John Tartaglia, Tracie Thoms, Michael Urie, and Melo-23 will join songwriter Richard Sherman in a concert as part of the Disneyland Resort;s 55th Anniversary celebrat…

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Israel Horovitz, Betsy Parrish, Alexandra Wells, et al. Set for 2010 Harold Clurman Festival by Dan Bacalzo

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will host the 5th annual Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts, September 20-October 1. The festival brings artists and activists together to discuss the rela…

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PHOTO FLASH: Middletown's Heather Burns, Johanna Day, Georgia Engel, David Garrison, Michael Park, Linus Roache, et al. Meet the Press by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, September 14, the cast of Vineyard Theatre's production of Will Eno's Middletown met with members of the press before a rehearsal at the theater. Ken Rus Schmol…

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Deborah Warner to Direct The School for Scandal at the Barbican by Andy Propst

Deborah Warner will direct Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal, in a production to run May 11 - June 18, 2011 at the Barbican in London, according to a report on the …

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Scapin, Starring Bill Irwin, Extends at A.C.T. Through October 17 by Dan Bacalzo

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) production of Molière's Scapin, directed by and starring two-time Tony Award winner Bill Irwin, has extended one week, and…

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Ryan Jesse to Join Broadway's Jersey Boys October 12 by Dan Bacalzo

Ryan Jesse will join the Broadway company of Jersey Boys in the role of Bob Gaudio beginning October 12. He replaces Sebastian Arcelus, who as previously reported will be starring in the ne…

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Dates with Cheyenne Jackson, Victoria Clark to Be Auctioned at EAT Benefit; Zachary James, Matthew Hydzik Join Cast by Dan Bacalzo

Dates with Cheyenne Jackson, Victoria Clark, and Tina Howe will be among the items in a silent auction at Broadway Sings for EAT's Supper!, a benefit for Emerging Artists Theatre, …

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New York Theatre Network to Launch September 28 by Andy Propst

New York Theatre Network (NYTN) will officially launch on September 28. This new social media platform has been developed by the service organization A.R.T./New York and TheaterMania. NYTN w…

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François Girard to Direct Cirque du Soleil Spectacle at Radio City Music Hall by Dan Bacalzo

Cirque du Soleil has announced plans to debut a new acrobatic spectacle at Radio City Music Hall, with previews to begin in June 2011. François Girard will direct the production, which is …

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Betty Buckley, Paula Poundstone to Play Patchogue Theatre in October by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Emmy-winning comedienne Paula Poundstone will open The Patchogue Theatre's fall season in October. Poundstone will perform on Friday, October 1,…

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Lauren Ambrose, Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux Set for Wanderlust Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veteran Lauren Ambrose has joined Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, and Emmy Award winner Jennifer Aniston in the new film Wanderlust, according to published reports. In the film, to be direc…

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Debra Monk, Lisa Kron, Geraldine Hughes, et al. Set for September 20 IT Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Lisa Kron will host the fifth annual IT Awards, celebrating the best of Off-Off-Broadway, which will be held on Monday, September 20 at Cooper Union's Great Hall. Presenters will in…

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Renée Fleming, Paul Simon Set for Academy of Music 154th Anniversary Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Opera great Renée Fleming and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon -- who was also the composer of the Broadway musical The Capeman -- will be special guest performers at the …

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Tovah Feldshuh, Joanna Gleason, Michael Urie, and More Set for Our Betters Benefit Reading by Dan Bacalzo

Tovah Feldshuh, Joanna Gleason, and Michael Urie will be featured in a benefit reading of W. Somerset Maugham's Our Betters, presented by Red Bull Theater at Theater at St. Clement…

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Eve Plumb, Manuel Herrera to Star in Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage by Andy Propst

Former Brady Bunch star Eve Plumb and Broadway veteran Manuel Herrera will co-star in Ken Davenport and Sarah Saltzberg's Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriag…

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Lantern Theater Company Announces 2010-2011 Season by Dan Bacalzo

The Lantern Theater Company has announced productions and preliminary casting for its 2010-2011 season. The season will open with a production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (Octob…

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Sally Kellerman to Play Upstairs At Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club September 22 by Dan Bacalzo

Sally Kellerman will return to Upstairs At Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club, on Wednesday, September 22 at 8pm. She will be accompanied by pianist/music director, Andy Langham.…

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Bright Lights, White Lights: Marquee of Broadway's Sondheim Theatre Unveiled Sept. 15

As the man once wrote, "Light the lights!" Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, a writer who changed the face of musical theatre, will see the first official lighting of the marque…

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Today in Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 15

1889 Robert Benchley, the acclaimed actor, critic, and humorist of the early Twentieth Century, is born today. Benchley will marry Gertrude Darling and make his stage debut in this month in…

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New Production of Coward's Design for Living Opens at London's Old Vic Sept. 15

A new production of Noël Coward's Design for Living, starring Tom Burke, Lisa Dillon and Andrew Scott, opens at London's Old Vic Sept. 15 (following previews that began Sept. 3…

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama Ruined Opens in Los Angeles Sept. 15

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Ruined, featuring members of the original Off-Broadway cast and creative team, officially opens Sept. 15 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angel…

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Spider-Man's Reeve Carney Offers Manhattan Concert Sept. 15

L.A.-based rock band Carney — featuring frontman Reeve Carney, who will play the title role in the upcoming Broadway production of Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark —  play…

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Orange, Hat & Grace Launches Soho Rep Season Sept. 15

The world premiere of Gregory S. Moss' Orange, Hat & Grace, helmed by Sarah Benson, begins performances Sept. 15 at Soho Rep.

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Musical Twist, Staged by Debbie Allen, Opens in Atlanta Sept. 15

Twist, the Debbie Allen-helmed musical that resets Dickens' classic in New Orleans, officially opens Sept. 15 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta after previews that began Sept. 1.

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World Premiere of Ghost-Writer, by Opus Playwright Hollinger, Opens Sept. 15 in Philly

Philadelphia actress Megan Bellwoar plays the secretary at the center of the action of Michael Hollinger's play Ghost-Writer, about the completion of a dead novelist's manuscript, o…

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It's Curtains in Philly for David Hess, Nancy Lemenager, David Elder and More; Murder Mystery Musical Opens Sept. 15

David Hess plays the police detective who loves show tunes in Walnut Street Theatre's new production of the murder-mystery musical comedy Curtains, Sept. 15-Oct. 24 in Philadelphia. Pre…

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Angels in America, Part Two, Directed by Michael Greif, Begins Off-Broadway Sept. 15

Perestroika, part two of the first New York City revival of Tony Kushner's ambitious Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, produced by Off-Broadway's Signature Theat…

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Ryan Jesse Will Succeed Sebastian Arcelus in Broadway's Jersey Boys

Ryan Jesse will step into the role of Bob Gaudio in the Broadway company of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys Oct. 12.

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PHOTO CALL: Vineyard's Middletown, with Linus Roache, David Garrison and Georgia Engel, Meets the Press

The cast of Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere staging of Will Eno's play Middletown greeted the press Sept. 14 with a photo op.

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Testa, Feldshuh, Huffman, Gets and More Will Read Fashion Musical; David Zippel Directs

Roundabout Theatre Company will produce a reading of the musical Fashion, directed by Tony Award winner David Zippel, in mid-October. Stars are aligning to read the 1974 Off-Broadway musica…

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PHOTO CALL: Heathers: The Musical, with Annaleigh Ashford, Jenna Leigh Green, James Snyder and More

The new Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy musical Heathers, based on the wickedly dark comedy about a clique of domineering high school girls, was presented in concert Sept. 13 at Joe's…

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NYMF's Shine!, a Rags-to-Riches Musical, Will Star Andy Mientus, Michael Halling, Meggie Cansler

The New York City premiere of Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical will feature Michael Halling, Meggie Cansler, Philip Chaffin and Andy Mientus, among others, in its Oct. 7-17 run as part of t…

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O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference Announces Call for 2011 Submissions

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference, under the auspice of artistic director Wendy C. Goldberg, will begin accepting submissions for the 2011 session …

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Gershwin Theatre to House Opera Versus Musical Theatre Discussion with Composer Schwartz

In conjunction with the spring 2011 New York City debut of his opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon, composer Stephen Schwartz will take part in a roundtable discussion held at the Gershw…

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John Malkovich to Play Casanova in Vienna

Drama Desk and Emmy Award winner John Malkovich will portray legendary lover Casanova in The Giacomo Variations, a play that will feature music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and will premiere …

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Derek Jacobi to Star in BBC's "I, Claudius" Radio Serial

Tony and Emmy Award winner Derek Jacobi, who became an international star when he appeared as the future Roman emperor of the title in the 1976 miniseries "I, Claudius," will retu…

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Hugh Jackman Biography Due in 2011

A biography of Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, most recently on Broadway in the two-character Keith Huff play A Steady Rain, will be released in March 2011.

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Manuel Herrera Will Join Eve Plumb for NYC Premiere of Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating

As previously announced, Eve Plumb, best known as Jan Brady on the TV classic "The Brady Bunch," will star in the New York City premiere of Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mat…

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Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Join Andrea Bocelli for December Concert Tour

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will be Andrea Bocelli's special guest during his upcoming concert tour, which will launch Dec. 2 at 8 PM at Madison Square Garden.

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Luba Mason Will Join Kerry Butler and Deidre Goodwin in Pandora's Box

Broadway singer-actress Luba Mason, most recently seen in the Public Theater's concert stagings of The Capeman, has joined the cast of Pandora's Box — A New Musical Play, whic…

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Amanda McBroom and Marilyn Maye to Play the Metropolitan Room

Grammy-nominated singer Marilyn Maye and singer-songwriter Amanda McBroom will be among the artists playing the Metropolitan Room in October.

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Winners of 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards Will Be Presented Trophies Sept. 16

Winners of the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards for the 2009-2010 New York theatre season will receive their engraved trophies at an upcoming cocktail reception in their honor.

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Shoes Walks Towards West End's Peacock Theatre; Stephen Mear Directs

London's Sadler's Wells is transferring its world-premiere run of Shoes, a song and dance revue with songs by Richard Thomas and directed by Stephen Mear, to its West End outpost, t…

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Tony Winner Frances Ruffelle to Star in Songs from a Hotel Room, Featuring Songs of Kurt Weill

Frances Ruffelle, who created the role of Eponine in the original London production of Les Miserables and won the Tony Award for re-creating her performance in the Broadway transfer, will s…

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BWW's On This Day - September 15, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Broadway Green Alliance Hosts Textile Drive for Theatre Industry and Fans 9/15

The Broadway Green Alliance BGA is sponsoring a textile drive for the theatre industry and its fans on Wednesday, September 15 from 1100 am 100 pm in Times Square at 46th Street and Broadwa…

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Sondheim Theatre Marquee Unveiled 9/15

On Wednesday, September 15th at 630PM, the Broadway community will gather alongside Stephen Sondheim as the lights of the newly dedicated Stephen Sondheim Theatre marquee are lit for the fir…

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SPIDEY's Reeve Carney Plays Piano's with Carney Band, 9/15 by BWW News Desk

Reeve Carney, who's set to play the lead web-slinger in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK, will perform at Piano's 158 Ludlow Street on Sept. 15 with his band, Carney.

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CHCI Honors Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hispanic Heritage Month, 9/15 by BWW News Desk

CHCI's 33rd Annual Awards Gala, the hallmark event of Hispanic Heritage Month will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D…

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92nd Street Y Hosts Philip Seymour Hoffman, 9/15

92nd Street Y has announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michael Caine will be joining the lin-up of guests in conversation this fall.

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RIALTO CHATTER: Billy Crudup to Return to Broadway in Arcadia? by Rialto Chatter

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Billy Crudup will be returning to Broadway in Arcadia, a show in which he made his Broadway debut back in 1995. The show is set to launch in February.

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Photo Flash: Christopher Fitzgerald Performs at Birdland

On Monday, September 13, two-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald took to the Broadway at Birdland concert stage, along with his musical partner and accompanist, David Turner. The evenin…

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BWW TV Special: Jordin Sparks in IN THE HEIGHTS!

The 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights welcomed platinum recording artist and 2007 American Idol winner Jordin Sparks on August 19th, making her Broadway debut as…

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Photo Flash: Berkeley Rep Opens COMPULSION with Patinkin by BWW Photo Special

Even as its shows reach New York and London, Berkeley Repertory Theatre begins another season of fearless theatre here at home Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin stars in the …

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Photo Flash: SUNSET BOULEVARD at Portland Center Stage by BWW Photo Special

It may be set in 1950, but it could just as easily have been ripped from this morning's TMZ.com - Portland Center Stage brings Billy Wilder's glittering Hollywood train wreck of a tale to th…

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Photo Flash: MEMPHIS Launches Fallon's 'Broadway Week!'

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier, last night, September 13, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon launched its first ever LNJF Broadway Week. The week will showcase all the biggest hits the Great Wh…

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Blickenstaff, Darrington, Mackey, et al. Set for Mufti Concerts

The award-winning York Theatre Company James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director has announced further casting in its ongoing Fall 2010 Musicals in Mufti concert series -- including the full…

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Photo Flash: Roundabout Theatre's BRIEF ENCOUNTER - First Look!

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director in association with David Pugh amp Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld presenting Kneehigh Theatre's production of Nol Coward's Brief Encoun…

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Photo Coverage: Toronto International Film Fest. - 'Rabbit Hole' Presentation by Walter McBride

Yesterday, September 13, David Lindsay-Abaire premiered the film adaptation of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival at th…

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Photo Coverage: Toronto International Film Fest. - 'Rabbit Hole' Arrivals by Walter McBride

Yesterday, September 13, David Lindsay-Abaire premiered the film adaptation of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival at th…

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STAGE TUBE: Kidman & Wiest in 'Rabbit Hole' - First Clips!

Yesterday, September 13, David Lindsay-Abaire premiered the film adaptation of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Rabbit Hole during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival a…

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Minnelli to Guest on 'Oprah' in Final Season

As Perez Hilton first revealed, Liza Minnelli, Jon Stewart and Martha Stewart will be among the guests on Oprah's last season this year. Sources tell BroadwayWorld.com that it is indeed true…

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BILLY ELLIOT Hosts Open Call for Ballet Girls at the Broadhurst Theatre 9/18

On Saturday, September 18th Billy Elliot the Musical will hold an open call for Ballet Girls at the Broadhurst Theatre 235 W 44th St.

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AUDIO: LuPone Talks 'Memoir,' EVITA & More

Patti LuPone's eponymous new memoir, on sale tomorrow, September 15, is a revealing look at her career, bookended by two performances her first production of Gypsy in junior high school and …

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JERSEY BOYS Welcomes Ryan Jesse 10/12

Ryan Jesse will step into the role of Bob Gaudio in the Broadway cast of JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Sebastian Ar…

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Nixon, Weaver et al. Sign onto 'Rampart' Film

Variety reports today that Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, and Robin Wright will join Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube and Ben Foster on the cop-thriller, Rampart, financed by Amalg…

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STAGE TUBE: Turner Stars in Bway-Bound HIGH!

Kathleen Turner is currently starring in the world premiere production of HIGH at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The production is running through October 2, 2010, after which producers a…

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Girard to Helm Cirque du Soleil Spectacular at Radio City, Jun. 2011

Cirque du Soleil announced today that it will debut a major new acrobatic spectacle next summer at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York. Proudly presented by iShares, the new show…

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John Malkovich to Play 'Cassanova' in Austria's THE GIACOMO VARIATIONS, Jan. 2011

The Associated Press reports that John Malkovich will star as an aged 'Casanova' in the Austrian production of The Giacomo Variations. The production will make its premiere at the Ronacher T…

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NY Review: 'Bottom of the World' by David Sheward

Two realities clash in Lucy Thurber's uneven comedy-drama about a young woman in mourning for her sister and the "fictional" world of the late sibling's last novel.

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The Sensational Josephine Baker by Erik Haagensen

Once Cheryl Howard the writer catches up to Cheryl Howard the actor, this one-woman musical bio of Josephine Baker is almost certain to be special.

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The Revival by David A. Rosenberg

This often absorbing yet ultimately unfulfilling drama nevertheless marks Samuel Brett Williams as a playwright on the verge.

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The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller by David A. Rosenberg

Jeff Cohen's adaptation of Christopher Stokes' short story is more a combination of dance and narration than a dramatic work that develops characters.

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Penny Penniworth by David Sheward

A return engagement of this 70-minute satire is a rollicking romp through the works of Charles Dickens and a compact parody of the RSC's famous staging of "Nicholas Nickleby."

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New Spidey Star Has Prepped for Role All His Life by David Germain

Andrew Garfield has been playing Spider-Man since he was tiny. Now he's putting on his childhood superhero's suit for real.

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Report from Philadelphia: Live Arts Fest by Pamela Newton

Notes from Philly's Live Arts Fest

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Tony Winner Billy Crudup to Revisit Arcadia on Broadway

It looks like Tony winner Billy Crudup will revisit the play in which he made his Broadway debut in 1995. The actor will star in a revival of Tom Stoppard&#39;s <i>Arcadia</i>…

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A First Class Sneak Peek at Broadway's Brief Encounter

After acclaimed runs in London, Brooklyn and on tour, Emma Rice&rsquo;s production of <a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/brief-encounter/"><em>Brief Encounter</em>&…

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Getting Sexypants in Rehearsal with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

How <i>does</i> history get all sexypants? That&rsquo;s what Broadway.com was determined to find out when we slipped into rehearsal with <a href="http://www.broadway.com/s…

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Watch Jordin Sparks Move to the Sounds and Sights of In the Heights

There&#39;s a famous new resident over at <a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/in-the-heights/"><em>In the Heights</em></a>:<em> American Idol</em> …

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Cry Woolf! Take a First Look at the Off-Broadway Adaptation of Orlando

Virginia Woolf&rsquo;s most accessible and influential novel has been translated into a play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl&mdash;and we&rsquo;ve got your first look at Cl…

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Get Tickets Now for John Guare's 'Freewheeling Epic' A Free Man of Color

John Guare, the acclaimed author of <i>Six Degrees of Separation</i> and <i>The House of Blue Leaves</i>, is bringing an exciting new play to Lincoln Center Theater: …

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Is Brooks Ashmanskas Katie Finneran's Baby Daddy? The Promises Funnyman Tells All

<a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/promises-promises/"><em>Promises, Promises</em></a> star Brooks Ashmanskas will be sad to see his Tony winning co-star, <a h…

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Watch It: In the Heights' Jordin Sparks Dishes With Wendy Williams

Jordin Sparks may have made it big on <i>American Idol</i>, but Broadway fame is a whole new ballgame! Sparks recently joined the cast of <a href="http://www.broadway.com/show…

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Open Call for Billy Elliot's Ballet Girls

Attention all half pints in pointe shoes: <a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/billy-elliot/"><i>Billy Elliot&nbsp;</i></a> is searching for talented youngsters…

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Cirque du Soleil to Take Up Residence at Radio City Music Hall

The fantastical world of Cirque du Soleil will once again take hold of New York&#39;s imagination when a new acrobatic spectacle premieres at Radio City Music Hall in June 2011. The show…

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Ryan Jesse to Walk Like a Man Into the Broadway Company of Jersey Boys

Ryan Jesse will make his Broadway debut as Four Seasons mastermind Bob Gaudio in <i><a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/jersey-boys/">Jersey Boys</a></i> beginning…

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The Citizens of Middletown Move Into the Vineyard Theatre

Before even beginning performances, Will Eno&#39;s <a href="http://broadway.com/shows/middletown/"><em>Middletown</em></a> took home <a href="http://broadway.c…

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Playwright Daniel Beaty on His Journey Through the Night

<b>About the author:</b><br /> Playwright and actor Daniel Beaty definitely knows how to multitask. In 2006, he played more than 40 different characters in his one-man show…

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Green Day and the Cast of American Idiot Tackles Monday Night Football

First the Grammy Awards, then the Tony Awards and now <em>Monday Night Football</em>...is there any primetime platform the cast of <a href="http://broadway.com/shows/american-…

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Meet the Miners: The Ensemble of The Pitmen Painters Greets the Press

Direct from a sold-out engagement at London&rsquo;s National Theatre, the eight-person ensemble cast of Lee Hall&rsquo;s <i><a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/pitmen-pai…

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Anything Goes Indeed! Squeaky Clean Sutton Foster Wants to Get Down and Dirty Again

Earlier this week Tony winner Sutton Foster finished her first foray into off-Broadway plays as the dark comedy <i>Trust </i>came to an end. But after sporting the show&#39;s…

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American Idiot's Tony Vincent Sounds Off on Billie Joe Armstrong's 'Homecoming'

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is set to <a href="http://broadway.com/shows/american-idiot/buzz/153512/green-days-billie-joe-armstrong-to-appear-on-stage-at-american-idiot/">p…

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Broadway 'Falls' for Spider-Man Debut Song as Stars Reveal Secrets

Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man have always called New York City home, but this fall they&#39;re ready to swing into the heart of Times Square when <a href="http://www.broad…

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Manuel Herrera Cast as Eve Plumb's Sexy Sidekick in Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage

Manuel Herrera will join the <a href="http://www.broadway.com/shows/miss-abigails-guide-dating-mating-and-marriage/buzz/153475/brady-bunchs-eve-plumb-to-star-as-relationship-guru-miss-abi…

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Roadkill Confidential

Legit Reviews: Clubbed Thumb is where you go for a walk on the wild side.

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At 70, Martin Sheen is the life of the party by Richard Ouzounian

When the energetic party animal Martin Sheen drops his pants, he's tackling a social issue.

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Atomic scientist's story just waiting to detonate by HEDY WEISS

Hedy Weiss: Paul Mullin's "Louis Slotin Sonata," now in its Midwest premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre, is an exceedingly ambitious, frequently flawed play about everythi...

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'Pandemonium' will reign here next month by HEDY WEISS

"Pandemonium: The Lost and Found Orchestra," a new show by "Stomp" creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, will play Oct. 12-17 at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe.

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Extra Chichester Festival Theatre

Watch Brian Friel's adaption of Turgenev's classic from the best seats in the house

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Arts and culture cuts: tell us how they are affecting you by Ed Vaizey, Charlotte Higgins

Here is the place to keep each other informed, in detail, of what's happening to the arts and culture in your area as the cuts begin to bite

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Royal Opera House must look at the bigger picture on social media by Matt Trueman

The London venue's hamfisted handling of a blogger highlights the need for arts companies to rethink their approach to the web

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Revived with a genteel oldie

'The Rivals' it is an agreeable, genteel, sometimes rather too leisurely entertainment much in tune with that aspect of Bath's historical character, but hardly amounts to restarting with a b…

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The Sensational Josephine Baker by Paulanne Simmons

a one-woman show that takes a heartfelt look at a woman who captured the heart of many people whom she touched both personally and professionally

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Bottom of the World by Elyse Sommer

Given the issues explored Lucy Thurber's new play is not light, escape fare. But it's about life and life is complicated.

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Klingon opera makes debut in Netherlands

An opera in the Klingon language kicks off its three-day run in the Hague Friday.

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John Fulljames's daunting new project by Sarah Hemming

Parents of university students might want to look away now.

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Minister for Arts should have told us about relationship, official says by Sean Nicholls

The Minister for the Arts, Virginia Judge, probably should have disclosed a conflict of interest regarding her relationship with a playwright and close friend, Kosta Nikas, the Director-Gene…

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Review: Intiman's 'Doctor' is in, with raucous results by Misha Berson

Intiman Theatre's staging of "A Doctor in Spite of Himself" combines old gags and new, with wide-ranging musical nods from French baroque opera to "The Music Man" to hip-hop in a tale of a w…

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Taking Russian Drama to Extremes by John Freedman

Few discussions stir as much fire, smoke and hot air as one that the Russian theater community has been having for the last decade about the so-called "new drama."

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It's time to reassess Gilbert and Sullivan

They are musical geniuses, says Jessica Duchen, so why won't the Royal Opera House or Glyndebourne touch them?

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Putting more dare into dance by Michaela Boland

As the Australian Ballet launched its 2011 season yesterday, the nation's five leading dance companies were told: don't make lazy art.

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Besides the pointe, they must take wing by Lee Christofis

AUSTRALIA'S five main dance companies have long and proud histories, and there is a sense about them that they are here to stay. They have been remarkably resilient in the challenging arts e…

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Token Muslim hits the jackpot by Michael Bodey

ENGLISH comedian Omid Djalili is refreshingly honest about his film career.

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A word from the enigmatic master Samuel Beckett by Rosemary Sorensen

IN the 1980s, towards the end of Samuel Beckett's life, The Paris Review made one final determined attempt to interview the playwright. They asked his long-time friend, US writer Raymond Fed…

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Europe's just wild about Harry by John Carmody

IT is a fortunate composer, especially an Australian, whose first opera achieves performances in four cities in its first six months.

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