Monday, November 15, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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SOUTH PACIFIC • The Fox by Andrea

Well, now I can mark a classic off the list -- I've seen SOUTH PACIFIC in person.  I posted an entry about this show when the revival was aired on a PBS "Live from Lincoln Center" broad…

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Monday, November 15, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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J.D. Webster Celebrates His Encores! Sweet 16 by New York City Center

J.D. Webster Celebrates His Encores! Sweet 16 "Bells Are Ringing" marks J.D. Webster's sixteenth Encores! production. Here, J.D. talks about his long history with the musica…

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Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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This Week on Broadway for November 14, 2010: We Open in Venice So Elf-you! by James Marino

Notes and links for the podcast. Panel: Peter Filichia James Marino Matthew Murray Michael Portantiere NPR, BroadwayStars new book on Sweeney Todd, Forbidden Broadway Behind the mylar curtai…

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Monday, November 15, 2010 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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A Character He Can Sink His Phobias Into by Joyce Wadler

Denis O’Hare plays the title character, an obsessive mental patient, in the Broadway show “Elling.”

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Guare’s Gamble of Epic Proportions by Patrick Healy

“A Free Man of Color” is the first new Broadway play in 18 years by John Guare, an acclaimed and unconventional chronicler of self-deluding Americans.

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Monday, November 15, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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For Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase, The Party's Just Beginning by Michael Portantiere

A chat with the stars of the upcoming City Center Encores! production of Bells Are Ringing.

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This Week on Broadway for November 14, 2010: We Open in Venice So Elf-you! by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Matthew Murray and Michael Portantiere discuss the Broadway openings of The Merchant of Venice, Elf, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and The Pee-Wee H…

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Elf Improvement by Peter Filichia

Who'd expect that Elf would contain one of the most significant pieces of dialogue in the history of the Broadway musical?

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TALKIN' BROADWAY 2010 SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL CITATIONS

The Talkin' Broadway 2010 Summer Theatre Festival Citations recognize new plays and musicals selected by our panel of jurors as ready to move to the next level of production and development,…

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Noel Taylor, Creator of Costumes for Stage, Dies at 97 by DOUGLAS MARTIN

Mr. Taylor created costumes for more than 100 stage shows, including more than 70 on Broadway, and for countless TV shows and movies.

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The Merchant of Venice -- Theater Review by David Rooney

A play that tends to chafe with modern audiences is transformed via this clear-headed reclamation into a haunting drama for our financially and morally complicated times.

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Heiress glitters, outwits Jew in golden 'Venice' by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

You come to see Al Pacino, but you stay for Lily Rabe. As the Jewish moneylender Shylock, one of theater's most complex, reviled roles, Pacino has made the Public Theater "Merchant of Venic…

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Review: The Merchant of Venice by Brian Scott Lipton

Al Pacino and Lily Rabe give pitch-perfect performances in Daniel Sullivan's meticulous staging of Shakespeare's blistering drama.

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Al Pacino's 'Merchant of Venice' even better indoors by Linda Winer

People may be clawing their way into "The Merchant of Venice" to look deep into the thousand-year-old-eyes of Al Pacino's harrowing, yet beautifully restrained Shylock on Broadway. And right…

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The Merchant of Broadway by Terry Teachout

When "The Merchant of Venice" appeared in Central Park this summer, it seemed destined for Broadway. Now that it has arrived there, is it ready for the big stage?

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The top-notch team behind 'Elf' on Broadway will leave many not missing Will Ferrell at all by Mark Kennedy (AP)

The musical's ultimate themes are the same as the movie's, namely getting everyone in the Christmas spirit and finding a place where you belong. This show definitely belongs on Broadway but …

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‘Elf’ musical tunes up a Christmas comedy by MICHAEL SOMMERS

New musical based on a Will Ferrell movie packs jolly holiday entertainment

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Elf by Thom Geier (B)

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Elf -- Review by David Rooney

"Elf" comes up short.

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High-Spirited ‘Elf’ Finds Grumpy Dad, First Love by Jeremy Gerard (* 1/2)

Will Ferrell’s goofy, urbane Christmas fable “Elf” had just a smidgen of bite. The 2003 movie returns as a Broadway musical, decaffeinated and heavy on the sugar.

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Elf by Matthew Murray

The Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. production playing at the Al Hirschfeld through January 2 looks intended, from start to finish, as staunch support for the 2003 holiday hit, but is em…

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Elf Review: The Grim Business of Christmas Cheer by Jonathan Mandell

“Elf” the musical, a harmless and occasionally charming stage adaptation that has now opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theater and runs just until January 2, more or less replicates t…

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Robert Feldberg reviews 'Elf'

"Elf," the holiday musical that opened Sunday at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, is generic, dramatically flat and as predictable as they come, right down to the final big tap dance number and th…

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Onstage, not his old 'Elf' by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

There's a reason candy canes have a twist of peppermint -- to cut the sugar. That's why the best Christmas classics, from "It's a Wonderful Life" to "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," are so…

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Theater Review | 'Elf': North Pole Naïf Tries to Thaw Hearts by CHARLES ISHERWOOD

The Broadway musical “Elf,” at the Al Hirschfeld Theater, is the latest seasonal stocking stuffer and pocket picker in the mold of “White Christmas.”

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Can this be returned? 'Elf' disappoints by Joe Dziemianowicz

If you've unwrapped a present hoping to find the coolest new plaything and instead found - darn! - gloves inside, you'll appreciate my reaction to the Broadway musical "Elf," which opened Su…

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Sebastian Arcelus, Ann Hampton Callaway, et al. to Appear at Macy's Holiday Windows Unveiling by Brian Scott Lipton

Elf star Sebastian Arcelus, Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, and the Highbridge Voices will participate in the unveiling of the holiday windows at Macy's Herald Square (Broadway and …

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Review Roundup: ELF on Broadway

ELF opened on Sunday, November 14th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 West 45th Street. ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gift…

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Photo Flash: ELF on Broadway Opens Tonight!

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin The Wedding Singer, with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan T…

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NY Review: 'Elf' by David Sheward

Like a batch of oversugared Christmas cookies, this adaptation of the 2003 film hit is too sweet. The professional cast does its best to overcome the deficiencies of this flimsy holiday card…

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Elf

Legit Reviews: Tuner is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults.

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Review: Elf at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

Whether or not there is any good reason to encourage it, this musical adaptation of the popular movie will presumably join the roster of other perennial holiday shows

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Review: Elf by Andy Propst

Sebastian Arcelus gives a winning performance in the title role of this amusingly diverting holiday musical.

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Seattle's Intiman Theatre Hanging By A Thread

"Intiman recorded a $518,000 deficit in 2008-09, the most recent year for which Intiman's tax records are available. It owes Seattle Center about $285,000 in back rent and utilities. It was …

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Hollywood on the Thames

Legit News: Brit theaters go west for some of their new legit offerings -- With marvels and monsters including Andrew Lloyd Webber's revamp of "The Wizard of Oz" and Danny Boyle's production…

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Nina Raine returns to writing roots

Legit News: A helmer puts the playwright inside her back on the radar -- Would Brit playwright Nina Raine be a one-hit wonder? Until this year, you'd have been forgiven for suspecting so.

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Dominic Cooke continues winning streak

Legit News: Royal Court's artistic director enjoys multi-successes -- Last summer, rumors flew: Dominic Cooke was quitting. Who would follow his astoundingly successful tenure as a.d. of the…

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Critic's Notebook: A deeper meaning off-Broadway

The ambition of 'Gatz' and 'Angels in America,' two of the fall season's hottest events, contrasts with the limited reach of Broadway's commercial fare.Theatrical marathons, those all-day af…

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My Role in a Sondheim Flop by Abigail Pogrebin

Twenty-nine years ago today, I was in one of Stephen Sondheim’s only flops: Merrily We Roll Along.

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Shining a Light on Off-Off Broadway by AMY ZIMMER

Filmmaker and Playwright's Documentary Is Center of Project to Bring Awareness to Often Overlooked Theater Scene

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Off-Broadway Is Cool. But Broadway?

"Broadway, by comparison, is stocked with trivial playthings, diversions quickly consumed and promptly forgotten at prices that encourage amnesia."...

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John Leguizamo's life and career laid bare by BRAD WHEELER

The comedian delivers a one-man show using some material from his memoir

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A LETTER FROM LONDON: Nicholas Hytner's New Hamlet, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass and More

In this month's column spotlighting London theatre, Ruth Leon writes about Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Onassis, Hamlet, Broken Glass, Design for Living and more.

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Fan club's not for me by CINDY ADAMS

Opening night, Pee-wee Herman got a standing ovation. At the beginning. As he walked out nervously. A second standing ovation. At the ending. As I walked out quickly.

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BWW TV: Opening Night of THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW on Broadway! by Broadway Beat

Film and television icon Pee-Wee Herman Paul Reubens brings his signature brand of hilarious mayhem to Broadway for a special limited engagement of the acclaimed stage play, The Pee-Wee Herm…

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McCarthy-era story subdued by FRANK SCHECK

The story behind "Personal Enemy" is more interesting than the play itself. Co-written in 1953 by British play wrights John Osborne ("Look Back in Anger") and Anthony Creighton, it was bare…

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Theater Review | 'New Worlds': Sweat, Tears, Rubies and a Song by LAWRENCE VAN GELDER

The National Yiddish Theater — Folksbiene is presenting an evening of two one-acts inspired by the short stories of I. L. Peretz.

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Theater Review | 'Pieces': Parents Die, and Twins Turn Creepy by DAVID ROONEY

In “Pieces,” an ineffectual psycho-chiller at the Brits Off Broadway festival, no horror film sound effect goes unheard.

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Review: There Are No More Big Secrets by Andy Propst

Heidi Schreck's uneven marital drama never fully sparks to life.

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There Are No More Big Secrets by Erik Haagensen

This tale of an endangered Russian journalist and her American husband seeking refuge in rural New York with two of his former close friends, now married, never coheres.

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Review: Mistakes Were Made by Brian Scott Lipton

Michael Shannon gives an awe-inspiring performance as a frazzled Broadway producer in Craig Wright's devastatingly funny play.

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Mistakes Were Made by Erik Haagensen

Craig Wright’s explosively funny play is 100 minutes of high-octane bliss, with a tour-de-force turn from Michael Shannon blazing at its center.

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Devil Boys From Beyond by David Sheward

Two shirtless hunks, four fabulous drag queens, and 90 minutes of high-camp comedy. What more could you want?

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Devil Boys From Beyond

Legit Reviews: The Fringe Festival usually throws up a couple of shows you can bank on, and "Devil Boys From Beyond" performs that service here.

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Devil Boys From Beyond - Alien hunky guys and guys in drag Off-B'way by Oscar E. Moore

Funky, far fetched fun. Filled from beginning to end with untold and unlimited surprises.

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Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein

Legit Reviews: The script is persuasive on its protagonist's art, less so on the personal life.

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A Brief but Bloody Broadway Breakdown by M Levovitz

Let me break the news quickly upfront, Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown is not a good show. Based on the brilliant and timeless Almodovar classic 80's sex romp film, the Broadway sh…

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Blood, sweat and little else by HEDY WEISS

From the look and sound of it all -- and be advised that it is drenched in fake blood, genuine sweat, ear-piercing screechiness, heavily bruising physicality and an...

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River North Dance lives up to -- and surpasses -- its name by HEDY WEISS

Watching the formidable dancers of the River North Chicago Dance Company perform to a packed house at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday night, I fo...

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Robin Williams to make Broadway debut in 2011 by Richard Ouzounian

The popular actor and comedian will appear as a tiger in the Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

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CHART TOPPERS: Best-Selling Theatre Recordings by Thomas Peter

Here are the best-selling theatre CDS, as reported by billboard.biz, issue date Nov. 13, 2010.Wicked, Original Broadway Cast RecordingJersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast RecordingThe Lion Ki…

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Ricky Martin, Julianne Moore Make Cover of Out Magazine by Thomas Peter

Pop star Ricky Martin, who will be seen on Broadway in Evita in 2012, and Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore, whose children’s book “Freckleface Strawberry” was recentl…

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Details Emerge on ALW's THE WIZARD OF OZ

Set to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ are Michael Crawford as The Wizard and Danielle Hope, the winner of the BBC's smash hit Over The Rainbow, when the sho…

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Hottest Articles on BWW 11/7/2010 - 11/14/2010

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Stage notes by HEDY WEISS

The enterprising 16th Street Theatre, housed in the Berwyn Cultural Center at 6420 16th St., has announced its 2011 season. Dubbed "A Season of Change," it will include: "The Beats" (Jan. 13…

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Callaway Awards Presented Nov. 15; Goldin, Marchant, Stroman, Denman Are Finalists

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will present the 2010 Joe A. Callaway Award to on…

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Stephanie J. Block, Max Von Essen, Julia Murney, Karen Mason Go Unplugged Nov. 15

The seventh annual Broadway Unplugged concert -- featuring singing actors performing with no amplification -- plays Town Hall Nov. 15.

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Arielle Jacobs, Fresh From In the Heights Tour, Makes Her Broadway Debut as "Nina"

Arielle Jacobs makes her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario, taking over the role in the 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, on Nov. 15. She replaces "American Idol" star Jordin Spa…

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Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Night Music's Henrik, Returns to Feinstein's Nov. 15

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, who plays Henrik in the acclaimed Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, returns to Feinstein's at Loews Regency Nov. 15 following two sold-out concerts this past J…

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Williamstown Benefit, with Christopher Fitzgerald, Held in NYC Nov. 15

Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, Nick Blaemire and Celina Carvajal perform in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's Nov. 15 gala at the Prince George Ballroom.

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24 Hour Plays on Broadway, With Claire Daines, Julie White, Anthony Mackie and More, Staged Nov. 15

The 10th annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, featuring Claire Daines, Elijah Wood, Julie White and Tony Goldwyn, will be presented Nov. 15 at the American Airlines Theatre.

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Jules Feiffer's Funny Side Up Benefit Presented on Broadway Nov. 15

American cartoonist and Tony Award nominee Jules Feiffer offers his autobiographical show Funny Side Up on Broadway Nov. 15 as a benefit for the Writers Guild of America, East Foundation.

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Christopher Fitzgerald Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's Gala, 11/15 by BWW News Desk

Christopher Fitzgerldand will join many other previoiusly announced Broadway stars for Williamstown Theatre Festival's Gala. The event will be hosted by Lewis Black and held at the Prince Ge…

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Restored FUNNY GIRL To Reopen Academy Theater In NYC

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Monday Nights with Oscar series returns with a screening of Funny Girl 1968, starring Barbra Streisand, on Monday, November 15, at 7 p.m. at t…

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Cast Announced for Broadway Unplugged 11/15

In what has become a Fall concert tradition in New York, some of the biggest and brightest Broadway stars of today, show that they've got the same vocal chops as the stars of yesteryear when…

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Scott Alan Releases New Album Feat. Noll, Daniels and More! 11/15 by BWW News Desk

Composer and lyricist, Scott Alan's new album 'What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up, will feature numerous Broadway and international voices including Nikki Renee Daniels PROMISES, PROMISES Diana …

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Barrowman at Royal Albert Hall DVD Released 11/15

John Barrowman performed at London's Royal Albert Hall as part of his 2010 UK concert tour. The performance was recorded for DVD the DVD will be released on November 15.

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Chicago Celebrates 14th Anniversary Nov. 14

The long-running, Tony-winning Broadway revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago celebrates its 14th anniversary Nov. 14. The production currently plays the Ambassador Theatre.

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Jordin Sparks Plays Last Show at IN THE HEIGHTS, 11/14; Rosario Begins 11/15

The producers of the 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights have announced that Arielle Jacobs will make her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario on Monday, November 15, 20…

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Photo Coverage: 'So You Think You Can Drag' - The Contestants by Walter McBride

The Time Out New York Lounge, in association with New World Stages and 21st Century Life, moved on to Week Four of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG This sassy elimination competition on Wednesday n…

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Photo Coverage: 'So You Think You Can Drag' - The Judges by Walter McBride

The Time Out New York Lounge, in association with New World Stages and 21st Century Life, moved on to Week Four of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG This sassy elimination competition on Wednesday n…

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STAGE TUBE: Scarlett Johansson Hosts SNL

Scarlett Johansson made her third appearance as host of Saturday Night Live, on November 13. Johansson was last seen in the box office hit Iron Man 2 alongside Robert Downey Jr., and is curr…

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Photo Coverage: Midler, Seinfeld & Streisand at National Museum of American Jewish History Opening Gala

Photos from the National Museum of American Jewish History opening gala hosted by Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler at National Museum of American Jewish History on November 13, 2010 in Phila…

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Youtube Weekend Faves: "The Scottsboro Boys" on Broadway

Every weekend I'm going to post some of the youtube clips that I come across that I especially love -- those that give me goosebumps, touch myheart or make me laugh. The following is a clip …

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