Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Review: TIME STANDS STILL

Playwright, Donald Margulies has deftly woven humor throughout Time Stands Still.  It helps soften the blow of the harsh reality of the consequences of war and their impact on one…

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Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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FILM NOTE - You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, written and directed by Woody Allen by Yvonne Korshak

... another wonderful Woody Allen movie ... What is it about the camera angles, the light and the naturalness of the actors that immediately let you know you're at a Woody Allen film and you…

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Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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It Gets Better by Linda

In response to a recent string of teen suicides as a result of bullying, sex advice columnist Dan Savage started the YouTube channel "It Gets Better." I've been very moved by these videos. I…

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Sunday, October 10, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath by Theasy.com

59E59 Theatres, Off-Broadway By Joseph Samuel Wright BOTTOM LINE: Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath is a quirky one-woman rendition of Sylvia Plath's struggle with life and death using video,…

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This Recession for One Theater by Noreply@blogger.com ( )

For a interesting and personal story of the impact of the recession on at least one theater and one theater-maker, read an op-ed piece in today's New York Times: "Recession Theater" by Ann H…

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Sunday, October 10, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Steve and Jerry by Howard Kissel

Do I sound uncharacteristically mushy? Well, I am, in no small part to my experience over the last four months. At 4:21 a.m. on June 12 I received a call from Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital.…

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Finishing the Hat: The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim - review by David Benedict

In this treasure chest of lyrics and essays, Stephen Sondheim appraises his own work with eye‑widening honesty

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Op-Ed Contributor: Recession Theater by ANN HOOD

The story of how Ed Shea, who barely graduated from high school in nearby Portsmouth, got to run his own theater company is worthy of its own play.

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A diva is born by STEFANIE COHEN

Lea Michele mimics Barbra Streisand, all the way down to her prima donna antics

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Amy Ryan: A journeyman's actress co-stars in 'Jack Goes Boating' by Peter Marks

It may have been the most mortifying night of Amy Ryan's life. She was on Broadway, playing the role of Sonya opposite Derek Jacobi and Laura Linney in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya."

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'Songbook' stories by DEBORAH STARR SEIBEL

Michael Feinstein dishes on classics sung by Sinatra, Clooney,— Fats Waller and Elvis

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Spotlight | Croton Falls: From Girlhood Trials to Onstage Triumph by ANITA GATES

WHEN Elaine Del Valle was a little girl, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn in the 1980s, she lived in an apartment that required only one key to open the front door. But her mother had …

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Fictional town sets Annie Baker's plays in motion by Laura Collins-Hughes

Annie Baker will have three of her "Shirley, Vt." plays performed in a festival of her work.

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Method is the madness in Rude Mechs' spoof of theater teachers by Joel Brown

Rude Mechs, an Austin, Texas-based troupe with a thirst for the theatrical edge, make their Boston debut with their play about theater guru Stella Burden's followers, called "The Method Gun."

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For Marine-turned-actor, the stage offers healing role by Joel Brown

It's a long way from being a Marine officer in Fallujah to acting at the ART. But Ed Walsh says it's not as far as you might think.

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Now Queen of the Firing Range by JONAH WEINER

Helen Mirren is a long way from those royal roles in the action-comedy "RED."

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Arthur Penn, a Director Attuned to His Country by MANOHLA DARGIS

The director Arthur Penn, who died at 88 on Sept. 28, made loose, vital movies that have no place in today's Hollywood.

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Review: Erik Jackson's Carrie at curtainup.com/Philadelphia by Kathryn Osenlund

urprise! Not scary or gory or a musical but an elongated comedy sketch, well-directed by Michael Alltop at Philadelphia's Underground Arts

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Tales of Motherhood, With a Rock Beat by MICHAEL SOMMERS

Currently in noisy residence at Playwrights Theater of New Jersey, "MoM" is an intimate rock musical with a cool concept, so-so songs and an O.K. production that does not completely fulfill …

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Theater Review | Westchester: Teacher and Student(s), in a Comedy of Manners by ANITA GATES

Jeffrey Hatcher's "Mrs. Mannerly" is a two-actor show, with one in the title role and the other playing five children.

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Theater Review | New Jersey: 'Character Assassins' Explores the Wages of Criticism by ANITA GATES

Nasty theater reviews bring a disparaged playwright and a critic together.

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In the Attic With Anne Frank by ANITA GATES

An adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" is being performed at the Westport Country Playhouse, through Oct. 30.

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Theater Review | Connecticut: Still a Lot to Mine From Ella's Life by ANITA GATES

If "Ella," the Long Wharf Theater's first production of the season, has a message about Ella Fitzgerald, it is that she was terribly unattractive and a horrible mother. Whether true or not, …

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Movie Review | 'My Soul to Take': Death Reclaims His Fractured Psyche by MIKE HALE

"My Soul to Take" has the comic pop-culture references and dreamy shocks of a Wes Craven film, but the director's heart does not seem to be into it.

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Snooze and you lose: the dangers of falling asleep at the theatre by Matt Trueman

There can't be many theatregoers who haven't slumbered in the stalls. But what if a show consciously sends its audience to sleep?

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Why theatre must never lose the plot by David Jays

Critics and creatives may snort at our obsession with stories, but the need to know is what keeps us alive ... and in the theatre

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Noises off: Buildings can be the brains behind theatre by Chris Wilkinson

Bloggers debate whether conventional theatres can be spaces to 'think with', while the American actors' union comes in for criticism online

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The best theatre companies play many parts by Lyn Gardner

It's no longer enough for companies to put on plays and hope that people turn up. The most exciting theatre at the moment is interactive, collaborative and out there

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How to beat the cuts, the National Theatre way by Charlotte Higgins

Cut some canny deals, fundraise like hell, share resources with others, and go for the bold, brave and new

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Vernacular spectacular: why theatre speaks louder with regional accents by Daniel Bye

A recent adaptation of Richard Milward's debut novel Apples made use of his Teesside accent. Why is it still so rare to hear genuinely local voices on stage?

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Friends, Germans, countrymen: the long history of 'unser Shakespeare' by Patrick Spottiswoode

We tend to think of William Shakespeare as wholly ours. But Stratford's greatest son has a rival fan club across the North Sea

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Aristotle didn't know anything about theatre by Steve Waters

Why do playwrights still adhere to the philosopher's over-simplistic view of drama? It's a Greek tragedy

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Why I'm sorry to see Michael Grandage exit the Donmar Warehouse by Michael Billington

Globetrotting directors can produce good work on the move, but it's chiefly those running buildings who enact a vision for theatre

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Wagner in Times Square shows silence isn't golden by Kelly Nestruck

I saw Robert Lepage's Das Rheingold on screen in New York, beset by honking horns, neon adverts and tourists. It was brilliant

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Arts cuts mean theatres must learn to share the stage by Lyn Gardner

A 21st-century venue is measured on its relationships as well as its output. Now is our chance to encourage collaboration

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Why sex is better in the theatre by Chris Wilkinson

Does the physical presence of actors make eroticism less exploitative on stage than on screen?

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Women on the Verge of a Big Broadway Gamble by PATRICK HEALY

In the new musical, “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” the gazpacho is laced with Valium, the boyfriends are cads, and Patti LuPone is in full diva glory.

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Inside Old Hickory’s Curio Cabinet by ERIK PIEPENBURG

A look at select details of the set for the new Broadway musical, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”

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Washington’s Fresh Coat of Greasepaint by FRED A. BERNSTEIN

The architect Bing Thom has renovated the home of Arena Stage in southwest Washington, adding a third performance space to the complex.

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A Musical Trip to Middle Earth by DANIEL J. WAKIN

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" showed on a large screen as an orchestra and chorus performed the film score by Howard Shore live at Radio City Music Hall Friday night.

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Alan Campbell to Appear in Carolina Ballet's Dracula by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award nominee Alan Campbell will play Dr. Seward in the Carolina Ballet's Dracula, to run October 14-31 at the A.J. Fletcher Theater of the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Art…

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GLSEN Honors ABC's Modern Family by Brian Scott Lipton

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, honored the Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy Modern Family at the Respect Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, October 8. The event was hoste…

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Lee Mead to Perform London Christmas Concert by Brian Scott Lipton

UK musical theater star Lee Mead will perform a special solo concert, Christmas with Lee Mead at the London Coliseum on Sunday, December 19, acccording to Whatsonstage.com' Mead, who came to…

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Glee to Feature Songs from A Chorus Line,Summer Stock, Victor/Victoria, et al. on October 12 Episode by Brian Scott Lipton

FOX has released the line-up of songs for its special October 12 episode, according to published reports The episode's musical selections will include Lea Michele and Chris Colfer duetting o…

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Barrington's Crucible, With Christopher Innvar, Opens Oct. 10

The Barrington Stage Company's production of the Arthur Miller classic The Crucible officially opens Oct. 10 at 3 PM with Broadway actor and Barrington regular Christopher Innvar as John Pr…

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Today in Theatre History: OCTOBER 10

1730 Birthday of Oliver Goldsmith, British author of She Stoops to Conquer.

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THE DVD SHELF: "Slings & Arrows," "Seven Samurai," Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and "Glee"

We screen Blu-ray releases of the delicious Canadian series "Slings & Arrows," and the Japanese classic "Seven Samurai," plus a restoration of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," and "Glee: Th…

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The Deep Throat Sex Scandal Opens at Off-Broadway's 45 Bleecker Street Theatre Oct. 10

The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, which concerns the making of the famed 1970s pornographic film "Deep Throat" and the subsequent controversy the film ignited, officially opens Oct. 10 following…

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Katie Finneran Departs Promises Oct. 10

Katie Finneran, who won her second Tony Award for her acclaimed performance as the booze-loving Marge MacDougall in Promises, Promises, plays her final performance in the revival of that Bu…

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Sebastian Arcelus Plays Final Performance in Broadway's Jersey Boys Oct. 10

Sebastian Arcelus plays his final performance as Bob Gaudio in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys Oct. 10 at the August Wilson Theatre. Arcelus is departing the production to head the cas…

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Unlikely Pen Pals: Edmund White's Terre Haute Opens in Hollywood Oct. 9

Mike Farrell and Jim Parrack co-star in the Blank Theatre production of Edmund White's Terre Haute, inspired by the unpublished correspondence between one of America's most famous writers a…

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Broadway’s Chicago Cast Says, "It Gets Better" (Video) by Thomas Peter

The cast of Broadway’s Chicago has filmed a YouTube video to contribute to the It Gets Better project, recently started by advice columnist Dan Savage in response to the many recent ga…

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CHART TOPPERS: Most-Read Playbill.com Stories, Week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2 by Andrew Gans

Here are the most-read Playbill.com stories for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2010, from information compiled by Playbill.com. Women on the Verge Delays Broadway Breakdown for Second Time. Op…

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"Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby" Reality Show Premieres Nov. 1 by Thomas Peter

A Chorus Line stars Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza will share their first steps into parenthood with America when the VH1 reality series “Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby” premiere…

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BWW's On This Day - October 10, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Finneran Announces Pregnancy; Departs PROMISES Oct. 10, 2010

It has been a banner year for PROMISES, PROMISES' Katie Finneran. Her critically acclaimed performance as Marge MacDougall in the smash hit musical comedy PROMISES, PROMISES swept the 2010 a…

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/9/2010

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1092010.

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New York Housewife Has Her Eye On Broadway by Molly Hagan

RadarOnline reports that 'Real Housewife' Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is serious about her intentions to appear on the Great White Way.

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Photo Coverage: UP ON THE MARQUEE: RAIN by Walter McBride

RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway has been extended by popular demand and will now run through Sunday, January 9 at the Neil Simon Theatre 250 West 52nd Street. Previews begin Tues…

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Photo Coverage: UP ON THE MARQUEE: Colin Quinn LONG STORY SHORT by Walter McBride

Former Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central star Colin Quinn will move his one-man show Colin Quinn Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld, to Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre for an 1…

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Photo Coverage: PEE-WEE Takes Times Square! by Walter McBride

Pee-wee Herman has just moved to New York City to prepare for his big Broadway debut in THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW and yesterday spent the day acquainting himself with all that New York has to …

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STAGE TUBE: Carol Channing Supports Florence Henderson on DWTS

Hollywood TV caught up with Carol Channing, or said she's supporting Florence Henderson on this season of Dancing with the Stars. Channing also sang Hello Dolly. For more, watch below.

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NY Review: 'Angelina Ballerina: The Musical' by Lisa Jo Sagolla

This charming dance-filled musical for the kindergarten set will amuse adults as well.

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'Leap of Faith' takes a while

Legit News: But creatives believed in conversion from screen to stage -- Tuner "Leap of Faith" took one from the 1992 film to the stage, opening at the Ahmanson Theater on Oct. 3 with hopes …

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Additions pump road grosses

Legit News: 'Heights,' 'Frankenstein' join 11-show slate -- NEW YORK The box office at "American Idiot" had the time of its life in Week 19 thanks to a stint by Green Day frontman, Billie Jo…

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Second stages take center stage

Legit News: Nonprofit commit to sustain, expand new works programs -- Pick one of Gotham's major nonprofit theaters and you'll likely find a second-stage program.

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L.A.'s a hot spot for burlesque

The local scene has expanded in both the number of shows and the variety, and an upcoming movie on the performance art only figures to spice things up further.On a recent Saturday night, Lil…

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Review: Circle Mirror Transformation at Curtainup/New Jersey by Simon Saltzman

Annie Baker's Off-Broadway hit opens the George Street Theater season

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