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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Theater Review | New Jersey: Noir-Infused Intrigue at a Lonely Bus Depot by Naomi Siegel

Stylish and elegantly acted, “The Tangled Skirt” engages the audience despite a well-worn formula.

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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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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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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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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Tracing traditions by Wendy Killeen

“Holiday Delights,’’ featuring students from the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops, will be presented Thursday through next Sunday at Gloucester Stage.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 3pm (Broadway Time)
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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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Critic's picks - visual arts by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

VISUAL ARTS ART OF THE AMERICAS WING

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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 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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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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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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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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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 10am (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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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 9am (Broadway Time)
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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 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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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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The Nutcracker Chronicles: Rats in Fishnet Tights by Alastair Macaulay

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

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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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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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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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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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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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Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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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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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 2am (Broadway Time)
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Raunchy Provocateur Exhibits a Different Passion by Dave Itzkoff

The raunchy rocker Peaches brings her one-woman version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” to America.

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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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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 1am (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 midnight (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey by Stagegrade

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

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