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2010 NYIT Award Nominees by Theasy.com

THEASY FEATURED ARTISTS Article by Molly Marinik Off-Off-Broadway's artists get their annual nod from the theatre community this Monday, September 20th, at the New York Innovative The…

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Brooklyn Tornado by Ryan

What was probably a tornado hit Brooklyn tonight. Below are a few pictures from my extended walk home from the L train. I had to get off early because of how slow it was running. Lots of fal…

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Revival of West Side Story to Close in January; Olivo Will Not Return

The Tony Award-nominated revival of West Side Story,  which opened at the Palace Theatre March 19, 2009, will play its final performance Jan. 2, 2011, having played 27 preview and 748 …

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White Plains Performing Arts Center to Feature New Musicals Enchanted April and Wallenberg

The White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, NY has announced its 2010-2011 season, which will feature two new musicals, one based on the classic Enchanted April, the other on t…

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Love Never Dies Extends London Booking Through March 2011

While Broadway audiences are waiting to hear if the Phantom will materialize on Broadway in his new form, the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies has announced th…

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New Musical History of War Features a Book by Chip Zien; Max von Essen to Star

Chip Zien, who created the role of the Baker in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, has penned the book for the new musical The Histo…

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Andrea McArdle Will Play Miss Hannigan for Musical Theatre West's Annie

Andrea McArdle, who earned a Tony nomination for creating the title role in the hit Broadway musical Annie, will graduate to the part of the evil Miss Hannigan Oct. 29-Nov. 14 for Musical T…

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TCG Edgerton Award Winners Announced

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the 38 recipients of the 2010 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards.

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Patti LuPone to Perform on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Sept. 17

Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Patti LuPone, who recently celebrated the release of her memoir, will perform on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Sept. 17 as part of Broadway We…

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LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week

Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they take a final bow.

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Dylan Baker, Jennifer Grey, Amy Irving and Matthew Lillard to Guest Star on "House"

Stage and screen veterans Dylan Baker, Jennifer Grey, Amy Irving and Matthew Lillard will all appear on "House" this season, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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"Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward" CD Due Sept. 21; Performance/CD Signing Set

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, whose soprano voice was heard singing Noël Coward songs between scenes of the most recent Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit, will release…

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Ken Ludwig's Country Club Farce A Fox on the Fairway Will Star Jeff McCarthy

Signature Theatre's world-premiere production of Ken Ludwig's country club-set comedy, A Fox on the Fairway, will feature Broadway's Jeff McCarthy, plus metro DC favorites Holly…

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Godspell May Be First-Ever Crowd-Funded Broadway Production

Producer Ken Davenport announced Sept. 15 that he hopes to "bring together the largest community of theater lovers and investors ever assembled" to produce the upcoming Broadway r…

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AmEx Pre-Sale for Broadway's Elling, with Brendan Fraser, Begins Sept. 15

Tickets for the upcoming production of Simon Bent's Elling, which will mark the Broadway debut of film star Brendan Fraser, go on sale exclusively to American Express cardholders Sept. …

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Nicholas Martin to Direct MacDonald and LeBow in Bus Stop at the Huntington

Nicholas Martin will helm William Inge's Bus Stop, which will open the 2010-2011 season at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. The comedy about a group of travelers stranded durin…

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Casting Announced for Hartford TheaterWorks Broke-ology

Broke-ology, Nathan Louis Jackson's account of two grown brothers attempting to hold onto their family, will begin performances Sept. 17 at Hartford TheaterWorks.

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Stephanie Beacham to Star in U.K. Tour of Terrence McNally's Master Class

Stephanie Beacham will star as Maria Callas in a new U.K. touring production of Terrence McNally's 1995 Broadway play Master Class.

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James Waterston and Geneva Carr to Read Bedroom Farce at Westport

The Westport Country Playhouse will offer staged readings of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Bedroom Farce and Noël Coward’s bittersweet romance A Song at Twilight.

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"Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One" Available on iTunes

"Glee" fans can stop believin' and hold onto that feelin' of happiness. All of the music used in Season One of the hit Fox musical series has been released together on iTu…

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Emerging Artists to Auction Dates with Cheyenne Jackson and Victoria Clark

The Sept. 20 benefit concert Broadway Sings for EAT's Supper, which will boast performances by Victoria Clark and Chad Kimball, will also auction off the chance to go on a date with Bro…

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Changes Announced for Jujamcyn Theaters Leadership

Jujamcyn Theaters, the Broadway theatre-owning and producing organization, has done some reshuffling and re-titling of its senior team, Variety reported.

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PANDEMONIUM Launches National Tour, 9/16 by BWW News Desk

After the global success of their unique take on rhythm and physical theatre, STOMP co-creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, have taken their concept to a new level with PANDEMONIUM …

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LuPone Promotes 'Memoir' at Barnes & Noble, 9/16

Two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone will appear at Barnes amp Noble on Thursday, September 16 at 730PM to promote 'Patti LuPone A Memoir.'Playwright Ntozake Shange will appear on Septemb…

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Play at the Palace; Opens 3/20

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Simon Phillips, will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Palace Theatre 15…

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STAGE TUBE: LIMELIGHT Opens at La Jolla Playhouse

On Tuesday, September 7, LIMELIGHT THE STORY OF Charlie Chaplin opened at the La Jolla's Mandell Weiss Theatre. The production, which has music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book by…

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WEST SIDE STORY to Close January 2

The hit revival of WEST SIDE STORY, directed by its two-time Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents with the original Jerome Robbins choreography restaged by Tony Award nominee Joey M…

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Bergen, Palmer and McMartin Join EVENING PRIMROSE Benefit Performance, 10/25

EVENING PRIMROSE, the 1966 made-for-television Stephen Sondheim musical about a secret society of people living in department stores, will make its first appearance onstage on October 25, in…

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Lance Bass, Graham Phillips, Alice Ripley Set For B'WAY IN SOTH AFRICA Comcert 10/4

Dancing With The Stars finalist and NSYNC star Lance Bass joins The Good Wifes Graham Phillips as presenters for the third annual Broadway in South Africa BSA benefit concert. The show will …

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SONDHEIM! THE B-DAY CELEBRATION Airs On Great Performances 11/24

In a year chock full of star-studded 80th birthday tributes to legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, the March 1516 gala evenings with the New York Philharmonic at New Y…

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Rodriguez Stars in 'The Virginity Hit' Flick; Screens in NYC This Weekend

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, founders of the online site Funny or Die and the guys behind some of the most raucous comedies are the masterminds behind the new The Virginity Hit film. The mov…

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LOVE NEVER DIES Extends Run thru March 2011 in London

The West End's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES has extended ticket sales through March 2011. The show opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on March 9, 2010.

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Andrea McArdle Leads Musical Theatre West's ANNIE as 'Hannigan,' 10/29

Musical Theatre West has announced that Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original Annie, will star as Miss Hannigan in its upcoming production of ANNIE at the beautiful 1070-seat Carpenter Perform…

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Baker, Lillard and Irving to Guest Star on 'House'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX's hit show 'House' will feature guest appearances from Dylan Baker, Matthew Lillard and Amy Irving in its seventh season. The show's executive produc…

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Disney Releases Rights for CAMP ROCK: The Musical

Disney Theatrical Productions is releasing the rights to CAMP ROCK THE MUSICAL, a stage adaptation of the 2008 and 2010 CAMP ROCK Disney Channel Original Movies, for licensing by schools and…

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Julia Stiles Leads BAM's PERSEPHONE 10/26-30

BAM presents the music-theater work Persephone, acollaboration between New Yorks trailblazing Ridge Theater ensemble and three exceptional contributors from across various disciplines.

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ELLIOT, WICKED, PROMISES et al. to Present at 2nd Annual Education Expo, 9/20

As previously reported, Nederlander Sales amp Patron Services, Camp Broadway, Broadwayworld.com and Planet Hollywood are presenting the 2nd annual Educators Expo on Monday, September 20, 3pm…

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Lea Michele Lands on People's Best Dressed List

Broadway and GLEE star Lea Michele has landed on People's 10 Best Dressed List for 2010, joining the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Rachel Bilson. Michele wins the titl…

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Sondheim Honored with Broadway Theater

The 1,055-seat Broadway theater on West 43rd Street is currently named after actor-producer Henry Miller. It is being renamed Wednesday in honor of Sondheim, who turned 80 in March.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Books Palace Theatre for March 2011 Opening

Hot on the heels of the closing announcement of West Side Story comes the news that the new musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert has booked the Palace Theatre and will open on March 20, 201…

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Ken Davenport Wants YOU to Produce Godspell on Broadway!

So you wanna be a producer, eh kid? All you have to do is break open that piggy bank!

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West Side Story Sets Broadway Closing Date

The Broadway revival of West Side Story will play its final performance on January 2, 2011. The show, which has been gracing the stage of Broadway's Palace Theatre since February 23, 2009, w…

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A B'way Debut and a Trio of New Films: Fall Is a Feast for Mrs. Warren's Profession Star Sally Hawkins

If you're not familiar with the quiet charm of rising British star Sally Hawkins, get ready.

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Erin Mackey, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Join York Theatre Company Concerts

Additional casting has been announced for the York Theatre Company's remaining Musicals in Mufti concert series. Among those set to appear are Erin Mackey (Sondheim on Sondheim, Wicked) in I…

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'West Side Story' to end

Legit News: Revival closes Jan. 2 -- The Broadway revival of "West Side Story" will shutter Jan. 2.

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'Godspell' preaches crowd-funding

Legit News: B'way musical first to try Internet money-raising plan -- So you want to be a producer? Join the crowd.

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'Kong' to climb Broadway

Legit News: Global Creatures backing new stage version -- In a few years the 800-pound gorilla on Broadway may actually be a gorilla.

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Tony winner's solo show hits the Szot by FRANK SCHECK

Let's hope the Café Car lyle stocks up on smell ing salts: The sheer amount of swooning at Paulo Szot's opening-night set made it clear that a new romantic idol has arrived. Fresh off his …

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Theater Review | 'Absolution': One Man’s Wrathful Vengeance by CHARLES ISHERWOOD

A man seeking vengeance murders priests who sexually abused boys in Owen O’Neill’s “Absolution,” from the Gúna Nua Theater Company.

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Theater Review | 'Border Towns': A Little Bit Dylan, a Little Bit Lots of Other Stuff by JASON ZINOMAN

The musical “Border Towns” mixes Bob Dylan’s music with Americana.

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Music Review: An Operatic Persona, Cut Down to Size by STEPHEN HOLDEN

Paulo Szot is making his New York cabaret debut at the Café Carlyle with a mixture of Brazilian standards and show tunes.

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Review: A Bright New Boise by Diane Snyder

Samuel D. Hunter's eloquent new drama about a group of struggling craft store workers gets a superbly acted and directed production.

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Review: Nance O'Neil by Sandy MacDonald

Rachel Brown is terrific as the American actress who was lovers with Lizzie Borden in David Foley's fascinating play.

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Review: Exit/Entrance by Barbara & Scott Siegel

Adam Matthews' play is a piercingly heartbreaking and completely honest look at one couple's journey through life and love.

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A Bright New Boise by Cindy Pierre

Samuel D. Hunter's compelling but uneven new character drama is a nice foray into the aftermath of ruin and the beginning of redemption, but it needs to be fleshed out.

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Exit/Entrance by Erik Haagensen

Aidan Matthews' "Exit/Entrance," originally produced at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1990, is getting its belated American premiere thanks to Origin Theatre Company and the First Irish Festival.

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Nance O'Neil by Mark Peikert

Never mind the title; David Foley's intriguing new drama is all about the lingering mystery of Lizzie Borden.

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Bottom of the World

Legit Reviews: With so many emerging playwrights clamoring to be heard, which voices deserve your attention?

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Review: Exit/Entranceat curtainup.com by Elizabeth Ahlfors

Aidan Mathews' end to beginning two acts are flavored with challenging similarities and recurrent themes linking one to the other

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Nance O'Neil at curtainup.com by Paulanne Simmons

The characters in the drama that surround Lizzie Borden are not much different from the rest of humanity, but minus the hatchet

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The truth about my alter ego Dame Edna by Elizabeth Grice

Barry Humphries has written a book about his alter ego Dame Edna Everage. Here he reveals how the character was inspired by his mother.

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City Ballet pops big cork by LEIGH WITCHEL

New York City Ballet put its best foot for ward Tuesday night when it opened its fall season with a sparkling program, a champagne toast -- and a little snark. Standing in front of the curta…

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Flock of guys by LEIGH WITCHEL

A very different version of Tchaikovsky's beloved lake o' birds is heading to City Center this fall — and these swans don't dance in tutus.Matthew Bourne's “Swan Lake” has …

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Angels & demons by FRANK SCHECK

*“Angels in America” The Signature Theatre presents the first New York revival of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer- and Tony-winning, two-part epic fantasia which stars Tony-winner Frank …

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Rockwell's camera trick by CALLA SALINGER

Her face graced the cover of the Saturday Evening Post — a grinning girl with a black eye at the principal's office.But Mary Whalen Leonard was no model — just a neighborhood kid…

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NY kicks it! by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

B'Way bound Some prime old-school thespians are hitting Broadway for fireworks of acting this fall. Cherry Jones sexes up as an entrepreneurial madam in G.B. Shaw's “Mrs. Warren's Prof…

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Critic’s Notebook: Does Fashion Make Good Theater? by CHARLES ISHERWOOD

Drama of a kind is not hard to find, but are the shows good theater?

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Quiz: You Think You Know Broadway? by ERIK PIEPENBURG

Test your knowledge of Broadway trivia with an interactive quiz adapted from "The Broadway Musical Quiz Book."

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PHOTO CALL: The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Unveiling and Lighting Ceremony

Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, a writer who changed the face of musical theatre, was on hand Sept. 15 for the official unveiling and lighting of the newly named Stephen Sondheim Theatre…

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His Name in Lights: Stephen Sondheim Helps Unveil Broadway Theatre in His Name

A choked-up Stephen Sondheim stood on a dais under the new marquee of Broadway's freshly named Stephen Sondheim Theatre the evening of Sept. 15 and thanked those who made the honor of t…

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PHOTO CALL: Montego Glover, Chita Rivera, Andre de Shields and More at Broadway Salutes

Montego Glover, Chita Rivera, Andre de Shields and Christopher Jackson were among those who took part in the second annual Broadway Salutes, a Sept. 14 celebration honoring "the myriad…

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PHOTO CALL: Brief Encounter on Broadway

The Broadway premiere of Brief Encounter, the Kneehigh Theatre's highly theatrical and widely acclaimed adaptation of Noël Coward's stage and film romance, began performances S…

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PHOTO CALL: Ben Vereen, Gene Wilder and More Celebrate Stephen Schwartz at Westport

Tony Award-winning Pippin star Ben Vereen, Gene Wilder and James Naughton were among those in attendance at the Westport Country Playhouse's Music of Stephen Schwartz Sept. 13.

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Photo Coverage: Stephen Sondheim Theatre Unveiled! by Peter James Zielinski

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

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Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 2000 Performances

On September 11, JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will play its 2,000th Broadway performance at the August Wilson Theatre. JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway…

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Photo Coverage: Glover, De Shields & More at 'Broadway Salutes' by Peter James Zielinski

Yesterday, September 14, Tony Award winner Richard Easton, Tony nominee Andre De Shields, Tony nominee Dana Ivey, Tony nominee Laurence Luckinbill, Marni Nixon and more joined special guests…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls!'

The L.A. Times reports that Tyler Perry's latest film 'For Colored Girls' will open this November. Watch the trailer for a sneak peek at the star-studded cast.

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Photo Flash: Roundabout's TIGERS BE STILL

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director presents Tigers Be Still, a new play by Kim Rosenstock, directed by Sam Gold. Tigers Be Still features Reed Birney Joseph, Halley Fe…

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STAGE TUBE: PROMISES Performs on Fallon's Bway Week!

As BroadwayWorld has reported, this week is Broadway Week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Each night, a different Broadway musical is visiting Fallon's studio to give a sample of their show.…

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Photo Flash: WICKED Stars Perform With BROADWAY WORKSHOP Campers

The Broadway Workshop, Manhattans fastest growing acting program for young artists welcomed Mandy Gonzalez and Laura Woyasz from the Broadway company of Wicked as their special guest perform…

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Photo Coverage: PROMISES, PROMISES on Fallon's 'Broadway Week!'

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

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Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone & Friends Celebrate 'Memoir 'Release! by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Last night, in celebration of the release of her eponymous new memoir today, September 15, Patti LuPone celebrated with an exclusive book party at Lincoln Center with dozens of her famous fr…

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Broadway Babies Learn to Sing and Dance by Mark Dundas Wood

Back Stage talked with some students recently about their experiences in several of New York's musical theater training programs.

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Performers Discover the Downside of Twitter by Zorianna Kit

When singer John Mayer, one of Twitter's most high profile users with 3.7 million followers, shut his account on Monday, he was just the latest celebrity to quit the micro-blogging site.

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Jordin Sparks Celebrates Her In the Heights Broadway Debut

As In the Heights' rousing "Carnival del Barrio" number proves, the residents of Washington Heights know how to throw one heck of a party--and you can bet they pulled out all the stops to we…

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Author! Author! Patti LuPone Feels the Love at Her Book Launch Party

When one of Broadway's biggest stars writes a memoir, she deserves a truly theatrical launch party. That's exactly what two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone got on September 14, the offic…

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Every Day is Wednesday in Krysta Rodriguez's Addams Family Dressing Room

As The Addams Family's quickly maturing daughter Wednesday, Krysta Rodriguez is used to gloomy surroundings. The actress decided to maintain a very Wednesday-like atmosphere in her Lunt-Font…

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Andrew Scott on Channeling Noel Coward in London's Design For Living Revival

The Olivier Award-winning actor Andrew Scott has had a sure, steady rise to success in the 15 years that the Dublin-born performer, now 33, has been performing professionally, first in Irela…

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A Sopranos Sibling Reunion for Jamie-Lynn Sigler at Love, Loss and What I Wore

For six seasons Jamie-Lynn Sigler spent Sunday night dinners with her Sopranos TV family as eldest child Meadow. While the show Love, Loss and What I Wore. Keeping the Soprano family values …

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A Ferocious First Look at Tigers Be Still

If you're like us and you love being the first one in the door of a great new comedy, have we got a hot tip for you! Roundabout Theatre Company is premiering a new play, Tigers Be Still, as …

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Tony Winner Paulo Szot Shares an Enchanted Evening of Song at Cafe Carlyle

One of our favorite wonderful guys, Paulo Szot, got a starry crowd swooning on September 14 when he made his debut at the swanky Café Carlyle in "An Evening with Paulo Szot." The …

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Fela! Welcomes R&B Legend Patti LaBelle to the Family

File this one under "once in a lifetime"! One legend joined another on stage when R&B superstar Patti LaBelle took over the role of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti in Broadway's Fela!. LaBell…

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Could Jordin Sparks Fly to the Heights of Broadway’s Wicked?

Now that American Idol winner Jordin Sparks has made her official Broadway debut as Nina in In the Heights, Broadway.com was curious about which other musicals she'd like to tackle, should s…

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Watch the Emotional Trailer for Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls

Tyler Perry has assembled quite the team of leading ladies in For Colored Girls, his forthcoming film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's Tony nominated play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considere…

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Exclusive Preview Clip of Kristin Chenoweth as a 'Wedding Extraordinator' in You Again

We love a good movie comedy, so we're excited about You Again, coming to big screens across the country on September 24. This story of wedding-related comic turmoil (the bride was the high s…

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Lea Michele Lands on People's Best Dressed List!

Looking good, Lea Michele! Though her nerdy Glee character Rachel Berry favors argyle sweater sets that would land her in many a magazine's "Don't" column, Michele herself has scored a spot …

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Mr. Driver's Profession by Linda Buchwald

Adam Driver’s unusual path to a Broadway debut. Since Broadway actors are arguably at the top of the professional ladder, you might think they’ve learned everything they need to…

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Every flaw and bump revealed by J. Kelly Nestruck

Company Theatre production of Franz Xaver Kroetz's Through the Leaves shows the banality of brutality

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'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' Sings

Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel of sisterly dependency and psychological suspense — "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" — is now a musical at Yale Repertory Theatre receiv…

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Staying Alive Through Tough Times

What is "Broke-ology?"

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Michael Sheen in The Special Relationship: the actor who makes the real Tony Blair seem fake by Serena Davies

Michael Sheen has won international fame playing the former PM.

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Feature: Patti LuPone Remembers It Well! by Zachary Stewart

TheaterMania reviews Patti LuPone: A Memoir, Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt, and South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten.

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'West Side Story' revival to close in January

The curtain will close early next year on the hit revival of "West Side Story."Producers say the musical will play its final performance on Jan. 2, 2011, after 748 regular performances.The r…

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'West Side Story' to Close Jan. 2 by ERIK PIEPENBURG

The Broadway revival of "West Side Story" will close on Jan. 2.

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PHOTO FLASH: Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Stephen Sondheim, et al. Attend Lighting of Stephen Sondheim Theatre Marquee by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, September 15, Stephen Sondheim was joined by Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane, playwright John Weidman, Tom Tuft, Chairman of Roundabout Theatre Company's Board of Directors,…

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Candice Bergen, Dylan Baker, Jennifer Grey, Amy Irving, Matthew Lillard to Guest Star on FOX's House by Brian Scott Lipton

Candice Bergen, Dylan Baker, Jennifer Grey, Amy Irving, and Matthew Lillard are among the actors who will guest star on the upcoming season of FOX's hit medical drama House, accordi…

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PHOTO FLASH: Barbra Streisand Toasts Longtime Manager Marty Erlichman by Andy Propst

Award-winning entertainer Barbra Streisand hosted a celebration for her longtime manager, Marty Erlichman, on September 11 at her Malibu home. Streisand and Erlichman, who is turning 81, wil…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical to Play Broadway's Palace Theatre, Starting February 28 by Dan Bacalzo

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical will begin performances at Broadway's Palace Theatre on February 28, with an official opening on March 20. Prior to Broadway, the show wil…

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PHOTO FLASH: Broadway's Jersey Boys Celebrates 2000th Performance by Tristan Fuge

The Broadway production of Jersey Boys, at the August Wilson Theatre, celebrated its 2000th performance on Wednesday, September 15. The musical is based on the life story of Frankie Valli an…

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Broadway's West Side Story to Close January 2 by Andy Propst

The Broadway revival of West Side Story will play its final performance at the Palace Theatre on January 2. The production will have played 748 performances. With music by Leonard Bernstein …

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Fatima Quander, G. Alverez Reid, Nickolas Vaughan, et al. Set for Kennedy Center's Locomotion by Andy Propst

The Kennedy Center has announced casting for Jacqueline Woodson's Locomotion, to run October 23-31 in the Family Theater. Jennifer L. Nelson will direct the production. Locomotion, …

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David Lindsay-Abaire, David Henry Hwang, Sarah Ruhl, et al. Recognized with Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards by Andy Propst

Theatre Communications Group has announced the 38 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards, which have been granted to theaters across the U.S. in 2010. The awards provide additional reh…

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Celina Cavajal, Donna Lynne Champlin, Luba Mason, Jason Michael Snow, Steve Rosen, Jim Walton and More Set for 2010 NYMF Events by Dan Bacalzo

Additional casting has been announced for several events in the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), which will run September 27-October 17. The festival will feature 27 musical p…

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Andrea McArdle to Play Miss Hannigan in Musical Theatre West's Annie by Andy Propst

Andrea McArdle will play Miss Hannigan in Musical Theatre West's production of the Charles Strouse-Martin Charnin-Thomas Meehan musical Annie, to run October 29-November 14 at the C…

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Candice Bergen, John McMartin, Sean Palmer, et al. Set for Benefit Performance of Stephen Sondheim's Evening Primrose by Dan Bacalzo

Candice Bergen, John McMartin, Sean Palmer, Bill Duell, John Windsor Cunningham, Carmen de Lavallade, Frederic Franklin, and Sondra Lee will perform in a presentation of James Goldman and St…

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PHOTO FLASH: Christopher Sieber, Lee Roy Reams Preview Paper Mill Playhouse's Hairspray by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, September 15, the cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the hit muscal Hairspray gave members of the press a sneak peak at the production, which will run Septem…

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Diane Ciesla, Mark Shanahan to Star in Jeffrey Hatcher's Mrs. Mannerly by Dan Bacalzo

Diane Ciesla and Mark Shanahan will star in Penguin Rep Theatre's production of Jeffrey Hatcher's Mrs. Mannerly, to run October 1-24 in Stony Point, New York. Joe Brancato…

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VIDEO FLASH: Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls Film Releases New Trailer by Andy Propst

A new trailer for Tyler Perry's film For Colored Girls, which has been adapted from Ntozake Shange's award-winning 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide W…

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Laramie Project Residency Added to Arena Stage's 2010-2011 Season by Dan Bacalzo

Arena Stage has announced the addition of Tectonic Theater Project's The Laramie Project Residency, to its 2010-2011 season. The production, consisting of The Laramie Project and T…

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Jack Cutmore-Scott, Will Lyman, Jason Powers, et al. Set for Lyric Stage Company's Nicholas Nickleby by Andy Propst

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced principal casting for David Edgar's The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I & II, to run October 21-December 19.…

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John Larroquette to Guest Star on CBS' CSI: NY by Brian Scott Lipton

Five-time Emmy Award winner John Larroquette will make a mullti-episode appearance this season in CSI: NY, the hit CBS procedural, according to EW.com. The actor made his Off-Broadway debut …

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Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical to Debut in Vienna in November by Andy Propst

The new stage adaptation of Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical will debut at Vienna's Town Hall, running November 25-December 5. The show, based on the Disney Channel Camp Roc…

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Rebecca Luker, Debbie de Coudreaux, et al. Set for 42nd Street Moon's Jerome Kern Salon by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for 42nd Street Moon's next Salon Evening on October 28, which kicks off a multi-year celebration of composer Jerome Kern. As previously reported, t…

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Fuerza Bruta: Look Up to Offer Boys Night Performances by Andy Propst

Fuerza Bruta: Look Up has announced that it will offer special Boys Night performances on the first Saturdays of October, November and December at the Daryl Roth Thaetre. The special events …

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Lemon Anderson, Eisa Davis, Sahr Ngaujah, et al. Set for Hip-Hop Theatre Festival Benefit by Andy Propst

Eisa Davis and Lemon Anderson will perform at the Hip-Hop Theater Festival's 10 Year Anniversary gala, to be held on Monday, September 27 at the Urban Zen Center. Sahr Ngaujah will …

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Vital Theater Company Announces Casting for Angelina Ballerina The Musical by Andy Propst

Vital Theatre Company has announced casting for Angelina Ballerina The Musical, to run October 2 - January 2 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Sam Viverito will direct and choreograph the produc…

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Melia Bensussen, Paul Daigneault, Shawn LaCount to Direct Annie Baker's Shirley, VT Plays in Boston by Andy Propst

Three Boston theater companies -- Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company and Company One -- have announced the dates when it will be possible to see all three of Annie Baker&…

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Casting Society of America Announces Artios Award Nominees; Tony Kushner To Be Honored by Andy Propst

The nominees for the Casting Society of America's 26th annual Artios Awards have been announced. The prizes will be presented in ceremonies to be held simultaneously in Los Angeles …

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Neil LaBute, Mark Ravenhill, et al. Set For Sticking Place's Terror Season by Brian Scott Lipton

The Sticking Place will present The Terror Season: Death and Resurrection, an offering of classic, cult, and contemporary horror theatre, October 12-31, according to Whatsonstage.com. The se…

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Feature: Bill Irwin Is Still Mad for Moliere! by Brian Scott Lipton

The Tony Award winner talks about starring and directing in A.C.T's production of Scapin.

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Billy Crudup to Return to Broadway in New Production of Arcadia by Brian Scott Lipton

Actor Billy Crudup will play Bernard Nightingale in a new Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, set to open in 2011, according to a report on EW.com. No other details of th…

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Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward CD to Receive September 21 Release by Andy Propst

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole's newest CD Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward will be officially released by Ghostlight Records on September 21. The album had previ…

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PHOTO FLASH: Jordin Sparks Officially Opens in In the Heights by Andy Propst

Platinum recording artist and 2007 American Idol officially opened in the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on September 14. The cast celebrated after…

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Lea Michele Named to People Magazine's "10 Best Dressed List" by Brian Scott Lipton

Glee star and Broadway veteran Lea Michele has been named to People magazine's "10 Best Dressed List," for her bold looks on the red carpet. The magazine, whose Be…

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John Schneider to Join ABC's Desperate Housewives by Brian Scott Lipton

Actor John Schneider will have a recurrring role on ABC's Desperate Housewives this fall, as the father of Keith (played by series newcomer Brian Austin Green). Schneider has starre…

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Bill Irwin and Geoff Hoyle Clown Their Way Through A.C.T.'s Scapin Beginning Sept. 16; Extension Announced

The eclectic cast of Bill Irwin's new American Conservatory Theatre production of Molière's Scapin, co-adapted with Mark O'Donnell, jumps into performances starting Sept.…

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Ayckbourn, Recent Special Tony Award Recipient, Directs World Premiere of His Life of Riley, Sept. 16-Oct. 16

The Life of Riley, the 74th play by Alan Ayckbourn, recipient of a 2010 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater, begins a world-premiere run Sept. 16 in England. The auth…

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Ceremony, a Wedding Story With a Twist, Gets World Premiere in NYC Sept. 16-29

Rising Phoenix Repertory's world premiere of Mark Schultz's Ceremony, commissioned and written specifically for the "moody and extremely intimate close quarters in the basement…

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Next Fall, In the Next Room and Magical Thinking to Play St. Louis

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has added the Tony Award-nominated plays Next Fall and In the Next Room, as well as The Year of Magical Thinking to its 2010-2011 season.

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Brian Hampton's The Jungle Fun Room Makes Regional Premiere in Lexington Sept. 16

Lexington, KY's Studio Players presents the regional premiere of Brian Hampton's The Jungle Fun Room, a comedy about struggling actors who end up working children's parties at t…

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Angels in America, Part Two, Directed by Michael Greif, Begins Off-Broadway Sept. 16

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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Marquee Five, Featuring Mick Bleyer and Julie Reyburn, Offers New Show Beginning Sept. 16

Following a MAC Award-winning run of their debut act, We Can Make It: The Songs Of Kander & Ebb, the vocal group Marquee Five offers a brand-new show at Don't Tell Mama starting Sep…

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Free Reading of Long Season, with Telly Leung, Jose Llana, Theresa McCarthy, Presented Sept. 16

A reading of Chay Yew and Fabian Obispo's new musical Long Season will be presented Sept. 16 at noon at the Roy Arias Studio in Manhattan.

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My Fair Lady, Starring Rachel Moulton, Begins at the Engeman Sept. 16

Rachel Moulton and Thomas M. Hammond star in the classic Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady, which begins performances Sept. 16 at the Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island.

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Free Production of T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral Begins Limited Brooklyn Run Sept. 16

T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral will be presented free of charge at The Church of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, beginning Sept. 16.

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Pandemonium, New Orchestral Work from Stomp Team, Begins U.S. Tour Sept. 16

Pandemonium: The Lost and Found Orchestra, a new symphonic musical event from the creators of Stomp, launches its North American tour Sept. 16 at the Ziff Opera House in Miami, FL.

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Daddy Long Legs to Play Three Theatres in 2010; Northlight Run Begins

Megan McGinnis and Rob Adelman Hancock reunite Sept. 16 in suburban Chicago to reprise the roles they created in the 2009 launch of the two-actor musical Daddy Long Legs. Northlight Theatre…

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The Queen Finds a Palace on Broadway; Priscilla Will Open March 20, 2011

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical will play the Palace Theatre on Broadway starting Feb. 28, 2011, producers announced on Sept. 15.

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Jason Moore to Direct Ruthless! Reading With Buckley, Kritzer, Blackwell, Feldshuh

A starry, private reading of Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's award-winning musical Ruthless!, which played Off-Broadway's Players Theatre March 1992-January 1993, will be presented in…

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Artios Awards to Honor Kushner, Carsey and Chenoweth

The Casting Society of America's annual Artios Awards will honor Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, producer Marcy Carsey and casting director Ellen Chenoweth Nov.…

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