Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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THEATER: The Land Whale Murders by Aaron Riccio

If Mad Magazine collided with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the result would be something like Jonathan A. Goldberg's The Land Whale Murders. With one foot in Nielsen-like parody an…

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN • Stray Dog Theatre by Andrea

Who wouldn't want a shot at fame and fortune?  Nowadays, when our culture is drenched with glamour-seekers and reality tv show celebrities, this Douglas Carter Beane comedy about the ta…

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/11/2010

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12112010.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella – review by Luke Jennings

Sadler's Wells, LondonThe challenge facing any choreographer of the Cinderella story is Prokofiev's score. Written during the second world war, it has a sombre undertow which lends its roman…

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Susannah Clapp's best theatre of 2010 by Susannah Clapp

The Observer's theatre critic reflects on a year dominated by youth and Tennessee Williams2010 was a tremendous year for the Royal Court. With Tribes, Nina Raine established herself as a thr…

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The best performance I've ever seen: Matthew Bourne

Angela Lansbury in Gypsy, Piccadilly theatre, London, 1973I was 13 when I first saw Angela Lansbury as Mama Rose in Gypsy, the musical based on the life of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, …

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The Weather Factory – theatre review by Clare Brennan

National Theatre Wales, PenygroesThe Weather Factory is not a factory but a three-storey house. A fixed-price ticket (£20/£15) permits between one and six people to visit for a fixed perio…

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Wilton's Vintage Christmas by Imogen Carter

Wilton's Music Hall, LondonIf there's a more festive venue in London than Wilton's, the world's oldest surviving music hall, I've yet to find it. This colourfully shabby place has hosted a C…

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King Lear; Matilda, a Musical; Season's Greetings – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar, London; RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon; Lyttelton, LondonIt's hard to remember a better week in the theatre. Three top-notch productions; three totally different dramas; three surprises: t…

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David Copperfield – review by Clare Brennan

Octagon, BoltonBuilding on the success of last year's Oliver Twist, Deborah McAndrew again teams up with composer Conrad Nelson to adapt one of Charles Dickens's sprawling novels. Their care…

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The Mackenzie Taylor I knew, by comedian Hils Barker

Hils Barker remembers friend and fellow comic Mackenzie Taylor. Struggling with mental illness, Taylor took his own life on 18 NovemberWhen I think of the cheerful and extraordinary person M…

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Camille O'Sullivan: the dark side of happiness by Euan Ferguson

The cabaret singer's latest show will instil the festive spirit with some torch-song darkness - and, of course, sex appealFor all those who have seen Camille O'Sullivan, chanteuse, on stage,…

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Luke Jennings's dance highlights of 2010 by Luke Jennings

The Observer's dance critic recalls the year's outstanding classical and contemporary performancesTwo British choreographers made my year in 2010: Akram Khan and Liam Scarlett. In April, Kha…

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STAGE TUBE: Harris & McKay Visit THE LATE LATE SHOW

Broadway veterans Neil Patrick Harris and Nellie McKay recently visited Craig Ferguson's LATE LATE Show. Check out what they had to say by clicking below

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The Hard Nut

Choreographed in 1991 by Mark Morris and being presented in New York for the first time since 2002, "The Hard Nut," performed by Mark Morris Dance Group, is as tickling as ever.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Andrew Lloyd Webber Keeps Ownership of West End Theatres

According to TheStage.com, Andrew Lloyd Webber will not be selling his West End Theatres after all. Webber has pulled out of a deal to sell the Palace, Her Majesty's, the Cambridge, and the …

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Streisand to Appear on Good Morning America, Nightline & Larry King

The legendary Barbra Streisand has just announced some surprise television appearances for next week. On Tuesday, December 14 Streisand will guest star on Good Morning America and Nightline.…

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BWW TV: AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S In The Wings - Cast Album Producer Kurt Deutsch

Cast Album Producer Kurt Deutsch, co-founder of Sh-K-Boom Records, preserves musical theatre history by overseeing entire production of cast recordings, including hiring the engineer, direct…

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Spider-Man Turns On the Stars as Adam Lambert Visits Stars Reeve Carney & Jennifer Damiano by Broadway.com Staff

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark is not only the biggest new hit on Broadway, it's also the hottest celeb-magnet! The latest cool VIP backstage at the Foxwoods Theatre was Adam Lambert, who…

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Youtube Weekend Faves: Meryl Streep, Lisa Kudrow in "Web Therapy"

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 my heart or make me laugh.Here's a a sneak peek …

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Coverage: Daniel Reichard - A Christmas Concert

Daniel Reichard, original star of Broadway's Jersey Boys and the recent New York City Opera revival of Candide, returned to the New York stage on December 10th at 9 P.M. at the Triad Theater…

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Broadway looks ahead

Legit News: Fall closings balanced by splashy spring openings -- It's a bloodbath on Broadway these days. Or is it?

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Critic's picks - Theater

Now playing FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Critic's picks - visual arts by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

VISUAL ARTS ART OF THE AMERICAS WING

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Crafting with friends! by Bob [cta]

My friend Jamie has an awesome book blog. Recently, she got me the most perfectest birthday gift: Amy Sedaris’ latest how-to book, “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.” A…

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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As Spidey lifts off, a view from the seats by Laura Collins-Hughes, Globe Staff

NEW YORK — A sense of fun and occasion — as well as a frisson of danger — pervaded the Foxwoods Theatre on 42d Street last Sunday afternoon as the audience filed in out of …

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Eye of the storm by Laura Collins-Hughes, Globe Staff

NEW YORK — The sorceress stands at the edge of a jagged cliff above roiling waters, lashed by rain as she commands the gale that howls around her. In the distance, a ship’s sails…

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Danforth finds the ties that bind by Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

FRAMINGHAM — Museum visitors tend to think of exhibitions as discrete — individual showcases of particular artists or themes. Museum professionals, though, look for confluences a…

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Becoming Frankie Valli by Joel Brown, Globe Correspondent

A good Frankie Valli is hard to find. Actors hoping to be cast as Valli in “Jersey Boys,’’ which returns to Boston Dec. 16-Jan. 30 at the Colonial Theatre, must measure the…

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Frank Stella, tilting at minimalism by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

HANOVER, N.H. — The always exemplary but never quite lovable work of Frank Stella is one of the enigmas of modern art. Rarely do you encounter people who feel passionately about Stella…

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Sondheim's FINISHING THE HAT Makes NY Times 'Top 10'

Now, it's also been picked by the paper amongst the The 10 Best Books of 2010, which honor 5 fiction, and 5 non-fiction titles. About the book, the noted Book Review section writes The theat…

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BWW Discounts: Save on Tickets to NIGHT MUSIC!

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save on tickets to A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC for performances through January 8, 2011 Directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC p…

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Malcolm Gets, Marc Kudisch, Steven Pasquale, Andrew Samonsky, Bobby Steggert, Mary Testa Set for An Evening With Michael John LaChiusa

The Transport Group will present An Evening With Michael John LaChiusa, an evening of talk and song celebrating the male roles from the composer's musical songbook at 7pm on Monday, Jan…

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Christiane Noll Sings Scott Alan’s "I Remember" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll performed “I Remember,” a song of letting love go by composer-lyricist Scott Alan, at a recent Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble signing of “…

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Highlights from The 22nd Annual Gypsy of the Year

For the 22nd year, Broadway's "gypsies" and stars came together to perform a mix of satirical skits, songs and dance numbers, to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Highlights…

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BWW Discounts: Save on Tickets to SPIDER-MAN!

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save on tickets to SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK for performances through February 27, 2011 Directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor, SPIDER-MAN …

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BWW Discounts: Save on Tickets to MAMMA MIA!

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save on tickets to MAMA MIA for performances through January 1, 2011 MAMMA MIA plays the Winter Garden Theatre.

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InDepth InterView: Alice Ripley on NEXT TO NORMAL Tour & A Career Retrospective

Over the course of our ninety minute conversation earlier this week, Tony-winning Broadway star Alice Ripley was kind enough to open up about her role in the phenomenon of the Pulitzer Prize…

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Senators take a break with Girl’s Guide to Washington Politics by Lorraine Treanor

On opening night, Thurs, Dec 11th, 12 senators – all of them women – found something to laugh about when they took a bi-partisan night out to attend Woolly Mammoth’s latest…

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Wildwood Park by Tim Treanor

Although it is not immediately apparent from a survey of his accomplishments, Doug Wright is a sort of poet of artistic privation. He tells his most famous story, I Am My Own Wife, with thir…

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It’s a golden opportunity by Brian Macquarrie, Globe Staff

John F. Kennedy did not like top hats, but 50 years ago next month he donned one of beaver fur for his inauguration as the country’s 35th president.

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Youtube Weekend Fave: "Fraulein Maria" at Hartford Stage

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 my heart or make me laugh.Hartford Stage's Summe…

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Dane Cook to Appear on CBS' Hawaii Five-O

Comedian Dane Cook, who is scheduled to make his Broadway debut net year in Neil LaBute's Fat Pig, has been cast in an upcoming episode of CBS' hit series Hawaii Five-O as the bro…

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InDepth InterView: Alice Ripley on NEXT TO NORMAL Tour & A Career Retrospective

Over the course of our ninety minute conversation earlier this week, Tony-winning Broadway star Alice Ripley was kind enough to open up about her role in the phenomenon of the Pulitzer Prize…

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STAGE TUBE: Taymor Talks TEMPEST and SPIDER-MAN on PBS

Julie Taymor sat down with PBS to discuss her new film version of THE TEMPEST, SPIDER-MAN and more, check it out below

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Photo Flash: Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS STORY in Seattle

Based on the stories of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and adapted from the hilarious 1983 family holiday film, A Christmas Story The Musical follows young Ralphie Parker, as he schemes his wa…

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey by Stagegrade

Do critics feel nurturing about the puppet eco-fable "Baby Universe"?

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Dandy from a Baby by Frank Scheck

A full-throated belter one minute, a sensitive chanteuse the next: Either way, Baby Jane Dexter is the real deal. In her nearly four decades on the cabaret scene, she's lived her life in …

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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CHART TOPPERS: Most-Read Playbill.com Stories, Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 by Thomas Peter

Here are the most-read Playbill.com stories for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2010, from information compiled by Playbill.com. First Preview of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Plagued with Techni…

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Adriane Lenox and Storm Large Sing Randy Newman in Harps and Angels (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox and Storm Large are two of the cast members of Harps and Angels, the new musical revue of Randy Newman songs currently playing Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum…

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THEATER: Emancipatory Politics by Aaron Riccio

So imagine that you're hanging with fifteen graduate-school buddies, a philosophical yet fun-loving bunch. It's three in the morning: you've got a second wind on your buzz, and everything …

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Opera buffs beaming over La Scala premiere

Legit News: More than 40,000 worldwide see live event -- When La Scala guest conductor Daniel Barenboim recently raised his baton to start the opening-night perf of Wagner's "The Valkyrie," …

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BEST OF 2010: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' leads a year of strong productions by Chris Jones

“A Streetcar Named Desire” was director David Cromer’s poetic, primal production at Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, and No. 1 on my list of best shows of 2010. With best-of-the-year lis…

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze by Sabrina Daly

There are many traditional ways to enjoy the 2010 holiday season here in Washington, D.C.  You could attend any of three versions of The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol.  But if you are lo…

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The Nutcracker Chronicles: Rats in Fishnet Tights by Alastair Macaulay

A "Rocky Horror" version of "The Nutcracker."

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Broadway looks ahead

Legit News: Fall closings balanced by splashy spring openings -- It's a bloodbath on Broadway these days. Or is it?

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Swift go for a drive

Jake Gyllenhaal was in the driver's seat taking a spin through Beverly Hills on Thursday. His passenger: lady love Taylor Swift, naturally.

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Oprah Winfrey gives $40 million to charity

Oprah Winfrey is the most charitable celebrity, by a huge margin,giving away more than $40 million primarily through the Oprah Winfrey Foundation.

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Miley Cyrus partying with a bong (video)

Miley Cyrus celebrated her 18th birthday by experimenting with a bong and catching a case of the giggles, but sources say she was not smoking marijuana.

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Glee production shut down by strep

Apparently not all is well over at the set of ‘Glee’ as production has reportedly been halted due to some recent illness.

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TNT ending The Closer

TNT announced its long-running crime drama The Closer will end after the upcoming 7th season.The Closer has been a massive game-changing hit for TNT since its launch in 2005.

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Dick Van Dyke injured; forced to cancel new musical

Iconic actor Dick Van Dyke has suffered an injury, forcing him to cancel his new musical show in Los Angeles.

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Neil Patrick Harris tapped to star in Stephen Sondheim musical Company

Neil Patrick Harris will star in Stephen Sondheim musical Company at the New York Philharmonic in April. He describes his character as "a bit of a playboy," not unlike Barney, whom he plays …

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Jillian Michaels leaving Biggest Loser

The dynamic Biggest Loser duo known as Bob and Jillian, who helped dozens of contestants shed literally tons of weight, will soon be no more.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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As the Eyes of the Seahorse by Theasy.com

HERE Arts Center, Off-Off-Broadway By Janelle Lannan BOTTOM LINE: As the Eyes of the Seahorse is a collaboration of live music and modern dance. The Philadelphia husband-wife team br…

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Neil Patrick Harris to Host Spike TV's Video Game Awards, 12/11

Acclaimed television, film, stage and video game star Neil Patrick Harris has been handed over the controller and will host Spike TV's 2010 Video Game Awards. Broadcasting in over 175 territ…

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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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The WEEK AHEAD: Dec. 11-17 by Blake Ross

Baby, it’s cold outside! Why not get inside a warm theatre this WEEK AHEAD? Liza and the Family…The Scottsboro Boys exit Broadway…Lance Bass and his Big Gay Wedding…and Christmas at …

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Liza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic Movies

Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli - whose brilliant career has earned her an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and four Tony Awards - will sit down with Turner Classic Movies TCM host Robert Osborne for P…

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Rebuilt Theater Opening Amid Debate by ROBIN POGREBIN

After a renovation project, New York University is reopening the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village.

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Playhouse fails to draw bids by Curt Yeske

NEW HOPE, Pa. -- The Bucks County Playhouse remains in limbo as a theater, at least temporarily.

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Julie Taymor on ‘Spider-Man' and her new Shakespeare adaptation

From our culture desk: This weekend, director Julie Taymor's film “The Tempest” opens in New York and L.A. It will open nationwide next week. As you'd expect from Taymor, she onc…

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Making a List: Naughty and Naughtier by ERIK PIEPENBURG

There are plenty of shows, including the cheery and blasphemous, to keep the winter blahs at bay, like “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and “Naked Holidays.”

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The Week in Culture Pictures, Dec. 10 by THE NEW YORK TIMES

A slide show of photographs of cultural events from this week.

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Arts & Leisure Preview: 'True Grit,' Michael Jackson, Nicole Kidman and More by THE NEW YORK TIMES

Wisdom, insights and observations from this weekend's Arts & Leisure section.

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Promotion Renews Manhattan Theater Club's Focus on Off Broadway Home by PATRICK HEALY

Manhattan Theater Club is promoting its associate artistic director, Mandy Greenfield, to artistic producer. She will take the lead in selecting, developing and mounting work for the club's …

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In Comes 'Company,' Starring Neil Patrick Harris, in New York Philharmonic Production by DAVE ITZKOFF

Mr. Harris, the "How I Met Your Mother" star, will play another famous perennial bachelor in a production of a Stephen Sondheim musical this spring.

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Adam Chanler-Berat, Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger, et al. Set for NYTW's Peter and the Starcatcher by Andy Propst

New York Theatre Workshop has announced casting for Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher, adapted from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, to run February 18 - April 3. Roger Rees…

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PHOTO FLASH: Brenda Braxton, Didi Conn, Kate Flannery, Loretta Swit, Mary Testa Open in Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Dan Bacalzo

Brenda Braxton, Didi Conn, Kate Flannery, Loretta Swit, and Mary Testa celebrated their official opening in the Off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at the Westside Theatr…

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REVIEW ROUNDUP: Matthew Warchus-Directed Matilda Musical Opens at the Royal Shakespeare Company by Andy Propst

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda, A Musical has officially opened at the company's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The production, directed by Matthew Warchus…

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PHOTO FLASH: Donny and Marie Osmond Open A Broadway Christmas by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, December 9, Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond opened their Broadway show, Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas, at the Marriott Marquis Theatre. The show is set to play through …

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Broadway's The Motherf**cker With the Hat to Begin Previews on March 15 by Dan Bacalzo

The world premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**cker With the Hat, to play the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, will now begin its limited engagement on March 15. Tony Award winner Anna D…

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Miss Polly Rae's The Hurly Burly Show to Play the West End's Garrick Theatre in March by Andy Propst

Miss Polly Rae's The Hurly Burly Show will play a limited engagement at the West End's Garrick Theatre, running March 3 - May 1. William Baker will direct the production, which will have mu…

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Karen Ziemba, Noah Racey, et al. Set for 42nd Street Moon's And All that Jazz! by Andy Propst

Karen Ziemba and Noah Racey will headline 42nd Street Moon's And All That Jazz! - A John Kander Salon Evening, to be offered on Thursday January 27 at the Alcazar Theatre. Greg MacKellan wi…

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VIDEO FLASH: Darlene Love Performs "White Christmas" at Million Dollar Quartet by Andy Propst

Broadway veteran and R&B legend Darlene Love joined the Broadway cast of the musical Million Dollar Quartet, playing at the Nederlander Theatre, for a special encore performance on Thurs…

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Kate Baldwin, Lorna Luft, Shirley Jones, Brooke Shields, Bruce Vilanch, et al. Set for Feinstein's at Loews Regency in 2011 by Dan Bacalzo

Feinstein's at Loews Regency has announced some of the acts for its winter/spring 2011 season.Engagements will include Lorna Luft in Songs My Mother Taught Me (January 4-9); Brooke Shields (…

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Young Jean Lee to Perform at Joe's Pub in April; Christmas Song from Show Now Available for Download by Dan Bacalzo

Acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee will take to the stage, acting, singing, and dancing in a one-woman show at Joe's Pub in April, 2011.The piece is the 11th production from 13…

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Michael Gambon to Join Joan Allen, Dustin Hoffman, et al. in HBO's Luck by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Michael Gambon has joined the cast the new HBO series, Luck, according to Deadline.com. The series stars Dustin Hoffman, and is an inside look into the world of horse …

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Ashley Brown, Casey Nicholaw, Duncan Sheik, et al. Receive San Diego Critics Circle Award Nominations by Andy Propst

The nominations for the San Diego Critics Circle Awards have been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, in La Jolla …

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Jim Caruso, Christine Pedi, Mike Ruiz, Mary Testa et al. to Co-Host Ultimate Drag Off by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa, Forbidden Broadway favorite Christine Pedi, Broadway at Birdland host Jim Caruso, The A-List star Mike Ruiz, Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, and drag…

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Puckoon, From the Book by Spike Milligan, to Play Leicester Square Theatre in March by Andy Propst

Vincent Higgins' adaptation of Spike Milligan's book Puckoon will play the Leicester Square Theatre, running March 8-27. Zoe Seaton will direct the Big Telly production, which will feature …

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PHOTO FLASH: Broadway Kids Care Holds Bake Sale Benefit for Shannon Tavarez Foundation by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway Kids Care hosted its fourth annual bake sale at Fireman's Park on December 8. The event raised more than $600 for the Shannon Tavarez Foundation, named in honor of the 11-year-old p…

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Robert Cuccioli, Kevin Mambo, Jill Paice, et al. Set for Bruce Hornsby Musical SCKBSTD; Hornsby Set for Benefit Concert by Andy Propst

Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will star in a live concert entitled Bruce Hornsby Performs the Music of SCKBSTD - The Making of a Musical, to be presented at the Wells Theatre in Norfolk,…

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Karen Akers, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Marcovicci, Howard McGillin, KT Sullivan, et al. to Play the Oak Room in 2011 by Andy Propst

The lineup of artists who will be appearing in the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in 2011 has been announced.During the winter and spring the venue will be home to shows featuring Eric Coms…

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Hershey Felder's Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein to Play Asolo Repertory Theatre in June by Andy Propst

Hershey Felder's Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein will replace the solo performer's Beethoven, As I Knew Him in the Asolo Repertory Theatre's season, running June 8-12 in the company's …

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Review: Christmas Spells by Dan Bacalzo

Justin Bond and The Pixie Harlots deliver a fabulously unforgettable gender-bending holiday spectacular.

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Kelly Osbourne to Join Miley Cyrus in Action-Comedy So Undercover by Andy Propst

Kelly Osbourne will co-star with Miley Cyrus in the action-comedy So Undercover, according to a report in Variety. Tom Vaughan is directing the movie, which will have a screenplay by Allan …

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Shoshana Bean, Julia Murney, Kelli O'Hara, Billy Porter, et al. Set for Broadway Sings for Toys for Tots by Andy Propst

An updated roster of performers for the previously announced Broadway Sings for Toys for Tots has been released. The concert will be offered at 7pm on Monday, December 20 at Symphony Space.…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Star in New York Philharmonic's Company in April by Andy Propst

Neil Patrick Harris will star as Robert in the New York Philharmonic's concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, to be offered April 7-9 at Avery Fisher Hall. Lon…

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Renee Fleming Schedules A Streetcar Named Desire, Capriccio at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Andy Propst

Renee Fleming has been appointed vice president and creative consultant of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, according to a report in The New York Times.In her new position, the soprano will not o…

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James Cameron Developing Cirque Du Soleil 3D Movie by Andy Propst

Cirque du Soleil and James Cameron are collaborating on a new 3D movie, according to a report in The New York Times. Andrew Adamson is directing the as-yet-untitled project which is in prod…

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"Old Blue Eyes" Makes Las Vegas Return in Tharp's Sinatra Dance With Me Dec. 11

Twyla Tharp's Sinatra Dance With Me, the new Las Vegas dance musical starring Tony Award nominees Karine Plantadit, Keith Roberts and John Selya, begins performances Dec. 11 at the Wynn Hote…

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Tickets for Broadway's Championship Season, With Kiefer Sutherland, On Sale Dec. 11

Tickets for the starry Broadway revival of Jason Miller's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 drama That Championship Season, which will play The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, go on sale to th…

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"Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli" Airs on TCM Dec. 11

Tony winner Liza Minnelli sits down with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne for "Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli," an in-depth interview with the singing actress, which premie…

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Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 11

1893 Oscar Wilde gets his second Broadway production in a year with the U.S. premiere of his play A Woman of No Importance at Miner's Fifth Avenue Theatre.

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Temple Students Sing Out Loud!, a Cabaret of Gay-Themed New Songs, Dec. 11-12 in Philly

Students of Temple University's musical theatre concentration perform Sing Out Loud! A Cabaret of New Queer-Themed Songs Dec. 11-12 at the Randall Theatre in Philadelphia.

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Raul Esparza Will Sing New York City Christmas With Wilfert, Karl, Stanley, Mendez, Orfeh and More

Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza (Company) will join the list of performers of New York City Christmas, the third annual concert featuring Broadway folk singing new, hip and stirring arrangem…

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Good Things Going: Playbill.com's Roundup of Broadway Shows Making an Exit (With Video)

A winter chill is in the air and there's no better way to warm yourself this season than in the plush seat of a Broadway theatre. The Great White Way is preparing to say farewell to some new…

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Time Magazine's "Best Theater of 2010" Includes Rain, Little Foxes, Women on the Verge

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling tops Time Magazine's "The Best Theater of 2010" list.

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PHOTO CALL: Helen Hunt, Tom Irwin, Stephen Root and More in L.A. Much Ado About Nothing

Academy Award winner Helen Hunt stars as Beatrice in The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, which plays Los Angeles' Kirk Douglas …

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Will The Scottsboro Boys Return to Broadway in Time for Tonys?

Producer Barry Weissler told the Wall Street Journal that he plans to tour The Scottsboro Boys and hopes to bring it back to Broadway in the spring, in time for the Tony Awards season.

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MST to Present Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino's A Catered Affair; Casting Announced

Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino's short-lived Broadway musical A Catered Affair will play Houston's Main Street Theater beginning Jan. 1, 2011, with an official opening scheduled for Jan.…

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PHOTO CALL: A Sneak Peek at Signature's Sunset Boulevard, with Florence Lacey and D.B. Bonds

Broadway veteran Florence Lacey stars as faded silent-screen star Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.

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Brooke Shields, Lorna Luft, Kate Baldwin, Shirley Jones to Play Feinstein's

Golden Globe Award nominee Brooke Shields, recently seen in the world premiere of the new musical Leap of Faith, will play Feinstein's at Loews Regency Feb. 1-12, 2011.

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Manoel Felciano, René Augesen Will Move Into Clybourne Park at A.C.T.

Tony Award nominee Manoel Felciano will appear in the West Coast premiere of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park, which will begin performances Jan. 20, 2011, at the American Conserv…

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Box Office for Broadway's Championship Season, with Kiefer Sutherland, Opens in January

The box office at the The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street), which will house the starry Broadway revival of Jason Miller's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 drama That Champ…

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Critics Nominate Robin and the 7 Hoods, Whisper House, Ruined, Limelight for Craig Noel Awards

The new musicals Whisper House, Limelight and Robin and the 7 Hoods are among nominees of the 2010 Craig Noel Awards, celebrating excellence in San Diego-area theatre. The San Diego Theatre …

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Don Juan in New Orleans

George C. Wolfe takes on a whole new world directing John Guare's sprawling A Free Man of Color.

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Back to Broadway (with a Breakdown)

Tony winners Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell return to Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

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PHOTO CALL: Darlene Love Joins Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet Onstage

Broadway and pop veteran Darlene Love appeared with the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet Dec. 9, offering a special encore at the Nederlander Theatre.

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Pasadena Playhouse, Shaking Shadow of Chapter 11, Raises $2 Million and Looks Ahead

Leaders of The Pasadena Playhouse announced on Dec. 9 that they raised $2 million in a challenge inspired by anonymous donors' $1 million matching grant.

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Ben Cameron, Alysha Umphress, Ellyn Marsh, Joshua Dixon Set for Music of Scott Evan Davis Concert

A third installment of an evening of the songs of composer/lyricist Scott Evan Davis will be presented Jan. 3, 2011, at Don't Tell Mama in Manhattan.

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PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Dec. 3-10: Tony Committee Meets, More Rain and Smaller Rock, Taymor-Mania!

Most of the shows they had to deliberate over will not be around when the 2011 Tony Awards are held next June. But the members of the Tony Awards Administration Committee assembled Dec. 9 to…

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Barbra Streisand Will Be Inducted Into California Hall of Fame

Academy Award-winning actress and music icon Barbra Streisand is among the 2010 inductees into the California Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place Dec. 14 at the California Museum in S…

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The Hurly Burly Show Heads to West End's Garrick Theatre

The Hurly Burly Show, seen briefly earlier in 2010 at the Leicester Square Theatre, will return for a longer West End run at the Garrick Theatre, beginning performances March 3, 2011, prior …

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Chuck Cooper, Liz Callaway, Annie Golden, Matt Doyle Join Broadway Sings for Toys Lineup

Additional artists have been announced for the 5th annual Broadway Sings for Toys benefit, which will be hosted by The Broadway Boys Dec. 20 at Symphony Space's Thalia Theater.

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Donald H. Josephson, Broadway Ad Man, Dies at 82

Donald H. Josephson, a prominent theatrical advertising executive during the Golden Age of Broadway, died Dec. 8 at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. He was 82.

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Leslie Kritzer to Lead Musical Theatre Master Class at Arena Stage

Leslie Kritzer, who currently appears in the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, will teach a musical theatre master class Dec. 18 at Arena Stage.

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PHOTO CALL: Donny & Marie's A Broadway Christmas Begins on Broadway

Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas, a new holiday stage production starring the showbiz siblings Donny and Marie Osmond, began a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre Dec. 9. The exten…

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Lawrence Dolin, Cleveland Theatre Figure, Dies at 67

Lawrence Dolin, owner of Cleveland's Front Row Theater, died on Dec. 6 from cancer. He was 67 years old.

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Neil Patrick Harris to Star in New York Philharmonic Company Concerts

Neil Patrick Harris, who directed last summer's Hollywood Bowl production of Rent, will interpret the songs of Stephen Sondheim this spring.

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"Bring Him Home" CD Single, Featuring Four Jean Valjeans, to Benefit Charity

Four actors who have played the role of Jean Valjean in the London production of Les Miserables are featured on "Bring Him Home," a new single CD to benefit Tickets for Troops.

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Tom Wopat to Return to Birdland; Evening to Include Catch Me If You Can Song

Tony-nominated actor Tom Wopat, most recently on Broadway in Sondheim on Sondheim, will go it solo at Birdland Dec. 27.

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Chris Rock Will Make His Broadway Debut One Week Earlier in Motherf**ker with the Hat

Stephen Adly Guirgis' star-filled Motherf**ker with the Hat, which is described as "a new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity, and misplaced haberdashery," will arrive on Bro…

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DIVA TALK: Chatting with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark's Isabel Keating

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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DIVA TALK: Chatting with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark's Isabel Keating

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Brave New World: Julie Taymor's Film "The Tempest" Opens in New York and Los Angeles Dec. 10

Julie Taymor's new feature film "The Tempest," featuring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as Prospera, "an exiled sorceress whose vengeance is unleashed when her enemies are shipwrecked on …

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STAGE TO SCREENS: Julie Taymor Spins a Shakespearean Web for New "Tempest" Film

Director Julie Taymor's new film version of Shakespeare's The Tempest starring Helen Mirren bends gender and conjures a brave new visual world.

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Deck the Carnegie Hall: NY Pops Celebrates Holidays With Brian Stokes Mitchell Dec. 10-11

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell headlines an eclectic program of holiday music -- embracing Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and "The Grinch" -- in three Dec. 10-11 New York Pops concert…

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STAGE TO SCREENS: Julie Taymor Spins a Shakespearean Web for New "Tempest" Film

Director Julie Taymor's new film version of Shakespeare's The Tempest starring Helen Mirren bends gender and conjures a brave new visual world.

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Adam Chanler-Berat, Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger Snagged for Peter and the Starcatcher in 2011

The New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) production of Peter and the Starcatcher, telling the origin of kid-lit hero Peter Pan, will feature Next to Normal's Adam Chanler-Berat as Peter.

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The WEEK AHEAD: Dec. 11-17 by Blake Ross

Baby, it's cold outside! Why not get inside a warm theatre this WEEK AHEAD?Liza and the Family…The Scottsboro Boys exit Broadway…Lance Bass and his Big Gay Wedding…and Chri…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5 by Thomas Peter

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2010, as reported by The Broadway League.MUSICALSWicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,566,919The Lion King (Minskoff T…

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American Idiot's Alysha Umphress Sings "Lovable" (Video) by Adam Hetrick

The forthcoming album “Thirteen Stories Down: The Songs of Jonathan Reid Gealt” features a host of Broadway talent including Caissie Levy, Will Chase and Kate Baldwin.While theat…

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Liza Minnelli Talks Acting and Family on TCM’s "Private Screenings" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Liza Minnelli recently sat down with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne to discuss her famous family on TCM's “Private Screenings.” The conversation will air Dec. 11, but…

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Last Chance to See The Scottsboro Boys

With a score by Broadway groundbreakers John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, The Scottsboro Boys uses the form of a minstrel show to tell the fact-inspired case of nine young black men wrongly…

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BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Neil Patrick Harris to Host Spike TV's Video Game Awards, 12/11 by BWW News Desk

Acclaimed television, film, stage and video game star Neil Patrick Harris has been handed over the controller and will host Spike TV's 2010 Video Game Awards. Broadcasting in over 175 territ…

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Liza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic Movies by BWW News Desk

Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli - whose brilliant career has earned her an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and four Tony Awards - will sit down with Turner Classic Movies TCM host Robert Osborne for P…

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RIALTO CHATTER: NEWSIES Heading to Paper Mill Playhouse? by Rialto Chatter

Multiple online reports are now stating that the NEWSIES readings went very well this week and that next up for the Disney show will be a full production at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn,…

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Gavin Creel Holds Master Class in Ft. Lauderdale, 1/21-22

Multi-talented and two-time Tony-nominated actor Gavin Creel is sharing his experience of 14 years on stage with local students at the Broward Center during two, three-hour, master classes.

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Esparza Joins NYC Christmas at Joe's Pub

On December 20, Tony nominee Raul Esparza will join previously announced Orfeh, Andy Karl, Chester Gregory, and many more for Joe's Pub's New York City Christmas Benefit.

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STAGE TUBE: Stritch & Alda on 30 ROCK!

On last night's 30 Rock, Broadway's Elaine Strich and Alan Alda guest starred as Jack's Alec Baldwin feuding mom and dad. Click below to watch the episode

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STAGE TUBE: Radcliffe Talks Trevor Project

Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down with Social Vibe to share his support of the Trevor Project. Watch the video below

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Michael Gambon Joins Hoffman, Allen in HBO's LUCK

According to Deadline.com, Michael Gambon has joined previously announced Dustin Hoffman and Joan Allen in HBO's Luck. The upcoming series will focus on the world of horse racing. Gambon wi…

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Was Bea Arthur in the Marines?

Though the Tony Award-winnng Golden Girl often denied it, a new letter has surfaced which suggests that Bea Arthur was in fact in the Marines. According to TheSmokingGun.com, Arthur was in …

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FLASH FRIDAY: Alice, She Is So Alive by Pat Cerasaro

In this special edition of FLASH FRIDAY we are taking a look at a number of TV appearances by Tony-winning Broadway star and this week's InDepth InterView participant Alice Ripley in celebra…

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Photo Flash: Lithgow's STORIES BY HEART Comes to MTF, 1/4-2/13 by BWW Photo Special

The Center Theatre Group Mark Taper Forum's 2011 season opens with John Lithgow's Stories by Heart, a special one-man theatrical memoir, January 4 through February 13, 2011. The opening is…

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Photo Flash: Fierstein's A CATERED AFFAIR Opens in Houston by BWW Photo Special

Passionate, heartfelt, and incredibly human, Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino's hit musical, A Catered Affair, comes to Main Street Theater this January.

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Photo Coverage: LOVE, LOSS Welcomes New Cast

Love, Loss, and What I Wore welcomed its newest cast members, Brenda Braxton Chicago, Didi Conn Grease, Kate Flannery The Office, Loretta Swit MASH and Mary Testa Eat, Pray, Love Xanadu last…

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SPIDER MAN Injury Update 4: Mendoza Likely Out of Show for Another Week

BroadwayWorld has been hearing that SPIDER MAN's Natalie Mendoza, who has been out of the show since December 2 due to a concussion she received during the first preview, could be out of the…

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LA CAGE, SCOTTSBORO BOYS et al. Included in Time's Best Shows of 2010

In TIME's 'Top Ten Everything of 2010,' many familiar shows have made it into the 'Best Plays and Musicals' category. The article features 50 top ten lists of everything from animal storie…

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Actor's Fund 2010 Holiday Auction Open Through 12/15

The Actors Fund's Auction of 1000 Stars Holiday Edition is live for bidding online through December 15. The event will raise money to support the entertainment charity.

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Ken Fallin Illustrates: ROSMERSHOLM! by Ken Fallin

BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to present illustrator Ken Fallin, who brings you original illustrations of everyone's favorite theatrical stars each week. This week's featureAustin Pendleton, …

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Shields, Balwin, Spector et al. Set for Feinstein's 2011 Winter/Spring Season

Feinstein's at Loew's Regency has announced it's winterspring 2011 season, which includes appearances by Brooke Shields, Kate Baldwin, Jarod Spector and more

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STAGE TUBE: Darlene Love Visits MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Yesterday evening, Love took the stage of the Nederlander Theatre to join the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in the special encore. Love has been hailed as one of the greatest singers in pop…

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Voting Opens for 2010 Broadway World Boston Awards!

BroadwayWorld, the largest theater site on the web, today announced that voting has begun for the 2010 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards There 210 nominees in the 30 categories representing theatr…

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RIALTO CHATTER: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Come Back to Broadway in Spring of '11? by Rialto Chatter

The Wall Street Journal reports today that THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS may return to Broadway in the Spring for a repeat run just before the Tony Awards. According to the report, once THE SCOTTSBOR…

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BWW Exclusive: Tharp Talks SINATRA in Vegas: 'Broadway has tight expectations as to what a show is' by Steve Friess

Las Vegas By now, it shouldn't sound odd as that Twyla Tharp is finally going Vegas. She is, after all, is at least as well known for her choreography in Hollywood films and for Broadway sho…

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Bea Arthur the Marine? Despite Her Denial, New Reports Surface of the Late Star's Military Past by Broadway.com Staff

Was a Golden Girl a Marine? Despite frequent denials that she ever served in the Armed Forces, reports have surfaced that late Tony winner Bea Arthur worked in the Marine Corps for 30 months…

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The December Cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore Brings the Heat on Opening Night by Broadway.com Staff

Baby, it's cold outside! December may bring winter chill, but that provides reason to bundle up in warm clothing...and if there's one thing the women of Love, Loss and What I Wore know all a…

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Pop Icon Darlene Love Wails With Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet by Broadway.com Staff

The rock legends of Broadway's nostalgia-rific musical Million Dollar Quartet welcomed a special guest to their stage on December 9, when music icon Darlene Love sat in during the show's fin…

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The Scottsboro Boys May Return For Limited Broadway Run in Spring 2011 by Broadway.com Staff

Despite having announced a closing date of December 12 at the Lyceum Theatre, John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys may return for a limited Broadway run in spring 2011, according t…

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Spider-Man Star Reeve Carney Talks Spinning Shakespeare in The Tempest by Broadway.com Staff

Spider-Man's Reeve Carney may be currently battling flying villains at the Foxwoods Theatre, but the rising star found himself facing a different type of challenge while filming his new movi…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Gavin Creel Brings 'Winter Wonderland' to the Plaza Hotel Alongside Eloise by Broadway.com Staff

Do you hear what I hear? It's the sound of Broadway stars caroling as Broadway.com celebrates the holidays with a seasonal flashback each day. Broadway audiences now identify Gavin Greel as …

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Catch the Holiday Spirit at the Opening Night of Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas by Broadway.com Staff

It was hard to miss the holiday joy at the Marquis Theatre, when Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas began performances on December 9 (Donny's birthday!). The superstar brother/sister du…

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What's Up, Kathy Fitzgerald? Wicked's Latest Madame Morrible Talks Elphaba Casting and Her New BFF Glinda by Gemma Wilson

Kathy Fitzgerald is used to blockbuster musicals, but there's something special about her current gig as the villainous Madame Morrible in the mega-hit Wicked: it thrills her 11-year-old dau…

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Jesse Garcia on Making His Big Broadway Entrance in The Pee-wee Herman Show by Michael Mellini

Age & Hometown: "Old enough." Rawlins, Wyoming.Currently: Making his Broadway debut as the Playhouse's Internet savvy electrician Sergio in The Pee-wee Herman Show.Opening Doors: Before …

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Exclusive! Tony Winner Alice Ripley on Her New Album of Rock Covers, Daily Practice: Volume 1 by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley is prepping a new solo recording for Sh-K-Boom Records, the same label that released her 2000 debut album Everything's Fine and the acclaimed original cast rec…

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Julie Taymor Compares Spider-Man to Shakespeare on The Colbert Report by Broadway.com Staff

Tony winner Julie Taymor is quite the busy woman these days. Not only is she busy prepping the new mega-musical Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, but the visionary director is also out promotin…

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Burlesque Revue The Hurly Burly Show to Play London's West End by Broadway.com Staff

Burlesque will take the stage in London's West End when The Hurly Burly Show, starring Miss Polly Rae, begins performances at the Garrick Theatre on March 3, 2011. The show, directed by Will…

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Weekend Poll: Spider-Man is Flying High at the Box Office! What Makes You Want to See the Mega-Musical? by Broadway.com Staff

Audiences are getting caught in Spider-Man's web as theatergoers flock to the Foxwoods Theatre to check out the new musical extravaganza Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. Last week the tuner pl…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Lead New York Philharmonic's Company by Broadway.com Staff

Neil Patrick Harris will star as Bobby in the New York Philharmonic's concert staging of Company. The production will run from April 7 through 9 at Avery Fisher Hall with Lonny Price directi…

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Next to Normal Star Adam Chanler-Berat to Play Peter Pan in Off-Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher by Broadway.com Staff

Peter and the Starcatcher, a new play by Tony winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) inspired by the characters in Peter Pan, will feature Next to Normal star Adam Chanler-Berat as Peter. Tony nominees Christian B...

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Film & NY Review: 'Hamlet' by David Sheward

For this National Theatre production, broadcast to cinemas worldwide, Nicholas Hytner finds a new interpretation of the most famous play in Western history and creates an Elsinore based on c…

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James Cameron, Cirque du Soleil Team Up for Movie

It seems a natural fit: the movie director behind blockbuster "Avatar" that changed cinema forever, teaming with Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian performance troupe, to make a movie.

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Injured Dick Van Dyke Cancels 'Step in Time' Show by David Ciminelli

Legendary Hollywood TV and film actor Dick Van Dyke has had to cancel the planned run of his autobiographical stage show "Step in Time! A Musical Memoir" due to an achilles injury.

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Critic's Pick: Helen Shaw by Helen Shaw

The weather is frightful, this show is delightful

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Another gay Bobby?: Neil Patrick Harris to star in Company at the Phil by Adam Feldman

Neil Patrick Harris set to go cryptogay in Company

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The fardels can't take it, Captain! Sci fi and the Bard by Helen Shaw

The Internet's crannies render unto you Shakespeare links

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Finishing the Hat: Where's the audiobook version? by David Cote

No audiobook version planned for Stephen Sondheim's Finishing the Hat

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Pic of the day: Bea Arthur's Marines mug shot by Adam Feldman

Pic of the day: Bea Arthur wore combat boots

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Provincetown Playhouse open house on Saturday by David Cote

Provincetown Playhouse has an open house on Saturday

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A bit of Christmas cheer from noted joy-subverter Young Jean Lee by Helen Shaw

Watch your back, Yankovic: Young Jean Lee releases a holiday single

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Joe Iconis and the Christmas Miracle by Ashley Van Buren

How a massive team creates the composer’s raucous holiday showSince it was written in just three weeks and had only two weeks of rehearsal with a cast of around 30 people, you could ar…

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On the scene: ‘The Scottsboro Boys' talkback by Jesse North

The Scottsboro Boys may be in its final week on Broadway due to disappointing ticket sales, but theatergoers packed the Lyceum Theatre for Thursday night's performance. Following a sold-out …

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Stage Rush TV: Episode 43 by Jesse North

Talking points: Pitmen Painters‘ Christopher Connel on his favorite New York spots Broadway grosses What do you think, Rushers? Can you see Connel playing Dad in Billy Elliot the Music…

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Opera buffs beaming over La Scala premiere

Legit News: More than 40,000 worldwide see live event -- When La Scala guest conductor Daniel Barenboim recently raised his baton to start the opening-night perf of Wagner's "The Valkyrie," …

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Broadway looks ahead

Legit News: Fall closings balanced by splashy spring openings -- It's a bloodbath on Broadway these days. Or is it?

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'Peter' sets Off-Broadway cast, creative

Legit News: Peter Pan prequel opens March 9 -- New York Theater Workshop's Disney-developed production of "Peter and the Starcatchers" has announced its cast and creative team.

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'Time Stands Still' set to close Jan. 30

Legit News: Play starring Linney joins list of midseason closers -- The commercial Broadway transfer of "Time Stands Still," toplined by Laura Linney, will shutter Jan. 30.

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Tony Committee talk eligible thesps

Legit News: Awards group narrow down lead actors -- Sherie Rene Scott, Benjamin Walker and Joshua Henry were among the thesps singled out of ensemble casts to be considered eligible for lead…

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Mercedes Ruehl teaming for Sarah Treem play

Legit News: Actress will play biologist in 'How' -- Mercedes Ruehl will star in Sarah Treem's world premiere two-hander "The How and the Why," opening next month at the McCarter Theater.

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Christian Bale: His loss is our gain by Richard Ouzounian

Character of crackhead boxing champ in The Fighter another Bale misfit hero

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10 things I learned about Justin Bieber by Richard Ouzounian

Learn the secrets about his hair, his moves, his songs, his plans for the holiday season.

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David French: a playwright of complex and generous compassion by Albert Schultz

David French, one of the country’s greatest playwrights, passed away this week. He had a way of making very personal plays that belong to all of us, writes

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Bono gives Oakville family a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by J. Kelly Nestruck

Globe-trotting rocker helps make an Oakville family's weekend in the Big Apple

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'Boojum!' has Carroll's dark work and clever rhythms down pat

In one way or another we all have been traveling back and forth through the lookingglass with the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (a k a Lewis Carroll) for more than 150 years . Yet as famili…

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L.A. musicians union objects to lack of live music in touring Rockettes show

L.A.'s Professional Musicians Local 47 said Friday that it is unhappy with the use of pre-recorded music.L.A.'s Professional Musicians Local 47 said Friday that it is unhappy with the use of…

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Dick Van Dyke injures achilles tendon; play at Geffen Playhouse cancelled

Alas, the show could not go on for the actor, who turns 85 on Monday.Alas, the show could not go on for the actor, who turns 85 on Monday.

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Diary of a YouTube Symphony tryout: Well, that was short!

Sadly, I had to admit defeat. No performance in Sydney, Australia, for me. Sadly, I had to admit defeat. No performance in Sydney, Australia, for me.

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Scottish theatre in restoration drama

Plans to remodel The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh have provoked criticism and outrage from actors, comedians and directors, but the local authority owner says the redevelopment is crucial to …

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Jimmy Fallon Gets to Sing with Paul McCartney by Roger Friedman

Last night, Jimmy Fallon got to sing with another Beatle. He had Ringo Starr on this summer, and now Paul McCartney. Since McCartney is going to be on “Saturday Night Live” this …

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The Ailey Company's Calling Card

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Revelations," a beautifully paced and shaped dance suite.

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When Stars Go Wild

Do misbehaving celebrities like Miley Cyrus deserve a second chance?

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Scene-Setters - When The Set Begins Before The Show

"When did it become necessary to seduce audiences with a blast of atmosphere before the show has even begun? The drawback to this kind of immersive décor is that it can border on the theme …

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Pasadena Playhouse Up And Running And Raising Money

"The Pasadena Playhouse announced Thursday that it has successfully raised $2 million as part of its attempt to regain solid financial footing after closing its mainstage in February. The co…

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JERSEY BOYS National Tour Celebrates 4th Anniversary by bbbblogger

JERSEY BOYS NATIONAL TOUR CELEBRATES 4TH ANNIVERSARY TODAY, DECEMBER 10 Today, December 10, marks the 4th Anniversary of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS nation…

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See Darlene Love Perform Live with MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET by bbbblogger

SEE DARLENE LOVE PERFORM LIVE WITH THE BROADWAY CAST OF MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CLICK BELOW TO SEE DARLENE PERFORM CLICK THE LINKS to see footage of Darlene Love perform “He's A Rebel&#…

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON tickets on-sale tomorrow 12/11 by bbbblogger

TICKETS GO ON-SALE TOMORROW, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th for limited engagement! Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland Star in JASON MILLER'S TONY AND PULITZER PRI…

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Atlantic Announces The New York Idea Complete Casting by bbbblogger

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CASTING THE NEW YORK IDEA WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION By DAVID AUBURN From the original play by LANGDON MITCHELL Directed by MARK BROKAW WITH PATRIC…

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“LOMBARDI” director Thomas Kail featured in the Associated Press by bbbblogger

“LOMBARDI” DIRECTOR THOMAS KAIL FEATURED IN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thomas Kail Enjoying His ‘Year of Transition’ Thomas Kail is having lunch in the theater district wh…

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Review: Candide at curtainup in DC by Sudan Davidson

Mary Zimmerman brings her distinctive, style to a fine revival of the often troubled but enduring musical.

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Review: Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey at curtainup.com by Paulanne Simmons

If you think puppet entertainment is limited to children's shows don't miss . Wakka Wakka's story of a dying universe reborn.. . .

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