Monday, December 13, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Hysteria by Theasy.com

59E59 Theatres, Off-Broadway By Joseph Samuel Wright BOTTOM LINE: An absurd adventure where two insane people meet for a date at a restaurant with an obsessive waiter. Inspector Sand…

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Jada Pinkett Smith: We don't have rules

“We come up with agreements. Kids are little people, and we’re in life to guide them. Trying to rule someone is always an illusion, and it’s no different with children.”

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Jane Fonda, Zach Grenier, Samantha Mathis, et al. Set for Ahmanson's 33 Variations

Full casting has been announced for writer/director Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations, which will play the Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre, January 30-March 6, with…

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Lee Daniels and Nilo Cruz to Develop Film Version of Anna in the Tropics

Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels has signed on to develop and direct a film adaptation of Nilo Cruz's award-winning Broadway play Anna in the Tropics, according to The Hollywood Repor…

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Charles Kimbrough, Lily Rabe, and Matthew Rauch Win Equity Awards

Charles Kimbrough, Lily Rabe, and Matthew Rauch have won Actors' Equity Awards for classical theater, according to a report in Time Out New York. The Joe A. Callaway Award, for perform…

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Matilda

Legit Reviews: "Matilda" turns out to be an explosion of joy, the most exhilarating and flat-out best musical since "Billy Elliot."

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Much Ado About Nothing

Legit Reviews: Show never gets a complete handle on the Italianate comedy, but it would be churlish to quibble given the evening's many delights.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Legit Reviews: Entirely engrossing Steppenwolf Theater production begins a notch quieter than usual and ends quietly as well, in a moment filled with achingly honest vulnerability and tende…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Love, Loss, and What I Want for Christmas

15 cast members of the hit show Love, Loss, and What I Wore reveal what addition to their wardrobes they want to receive as a holiday gift!

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Ripley to Release New Album: DAILY PRACTICE , 2/15

Sh-K-Boom has announced that Broadway favorite Alice Ripley will realease a new album, Daily Practice - Volume 1 on February 15, 2011.

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Streisand's GMA Appearance Moves to 12/15

As previously announced by BroadwayWorld, the legendary Barbra Streisand will be making a series of television appearances this week. Streisand's Good Morning America interview will now take…

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Tickets Now Available for BROADWAY BARES 2011!

Tickets are now available for BROADWAY BARES 2011, which will be held on Sunday, June 19 at Roseland Ballroom. This hotly anticipated annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque and t…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Review | Theatre | Get Santa! | Royal Court | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonWe don't normally associate the Royal Court with seasonal jollity. Anthony Neilson, whose last work at this venue, Relocated, dealt with the abduction and abuse of childre…

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STAGE TUBE: Colin Quinn Talks SPIDER-MAN

Broadway's Colin Quinn recently sat down with Theatre Talk and gave his opinion on SPIDER-MAN. Hear what he had to say by clicking below

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Ewing, Green, et al. Join SEESAW Benefit Concert

Further casting has been announced for re Directions Theatre Company's upcoming benefit concert of the rarely-seen Seesaw. RTC previously announced stars Celina Carvajal Toxic Avenger, Tarza…

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BBAJ's Jeff Hiller to Perfrom at le Poisson Rouge, 12/19

This brand new weekly open mic night is highly recommended for show-tune lovers, Broadway enthusiasts, Gleeks, fans of Charles Nelson Reilly, and anyone who ever wanted to do their own dream…

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Warner Brothers Won't Fight 'Yogi Bear' Video Parody by Dave Itzkoff

The dark satire is no picnic for the studio, which is about to release a new kid-friendly "Yogi Bear" movie, but it isn't the work of renegade Warner Brothers animators, either.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Colin Quinn on Spider-man by Theatertalk

Colin Quinn on Spider-man Colin Quinn, star of "Colin Quinn Long Story Short" on Broadway, discusses his feelings about of "Spider-man: The Musical" on Theater Talk, Fri…

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Real-Life NFL Great Paul Hornung Attends Lombardi (Photos) by Matt Blank

Hall of Fame former football player Paul Hornung, who is portrayed in Broadway’s Lombardi by Bill Dawes, took in the production the afternoon of Dec. 12 and took a moment to meet the c…

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Adam Lambert Rocks Out at Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark by Bruce Glikas

Sure, Grammy nominee Adam Lambert sings "For Your Entertainment," but how does the American Idol veteran entertain himself? By heading to Broadway! On December 10 Lambert swung int…

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Grenier, Varjas, et al. Join Fonda in 33 VARIATIONS; Opens 2/9

Actors Zach Grenier, Samantha Mathis, Don Amendolia, Susan Kellermann, Greg Keller, Grant James Varjas, Scott Barrow and Caitlin O'Connell will join the previously announced Jane Fonda in th…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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FILM NOTE -- The King's Speech starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter, directed by Tom Hooper, perspectives from two writers, Yvonne Korshak and Mark P. Haggard by Yvonne Korshak

Let's Talk off-Broadway is very grateful to have received, 2/16/11, from Mark P. Haggard, Guest Blogger, comments onThe King's Speech, written from his humanistic as well as specifically Bri…

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Sincerely Noël – review by Lyn Gardner

Riverside Studios, LondonNothing to do with Christmas, and everything to do with Noël Coward, Alistair McGowan's compilation show of songs and verse does well if you like your theatre to so…

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NBC Picks Up New Singing Competition: THE VOICE OF AMERICA

According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC is launching it's own version of television hit AMERICAN IDOL. The project will be headed by Mark Burnett and John de Mol and is set to be tited THE …

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H.G. Wells' The Time Machine

Vocal pyrotechnics and a deft script make for a lively retelling, framed in an old-time radio format, of this classic science-fiction tale.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Ballet dancer defends critic's right to make sugar 'plump' fairy jibe

Jenifer Ringer, star of The Nutcracker, says New York Times reviewer Alastair MaCaulay need not apologise for epithetA New York ballerina has said a newspaper critic need not apologise for c…

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Herding Cats – review by Lyn Gardner

Ustinov, BathJustine and Michael are flatmates inclined to bring their jobs home with them. Justine, whose life is all work and no play, is in a permanent state of rage, and driven to drink …

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Burlesque is stripping for posh people by Laura Barnett

It may be fun. It may be titillating. But let's not call it liberating or empowering to watch women remove their clothes in publicIt was the nipple tassles that did it. There they were, spin…

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DONNY & MARIE Extends Through The New Year

Donny amp Marie - A Broadway Christmas, a new holiday production starring America's favorite sibling entertainers, has extended for two performances, now ending on January 2, 2010. The produ…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Mariah Carey Musical Coming to Broadway?

In a recent interview with The Advocate, Mariah Carey chats about rumors that a musical about her life might be heading to the Great White Way. Carey told the Advocate It definitely wouldn't…

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Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley to Release New Album

Tony Winner Alice Ripley Readies Album of Rock Covers, Set for Feb 15th Release via Sh-K-Boom Records Songs Range from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Thunder Road’ to U2’s ‘I Still Ha…

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'Tearing Down the Walls' by eta Creative Arts: Story of hooking up in Bronzeville needs an update by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Tearing Down the Walls" ★★ Through Feb. 13 by eta Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave.; Running time: 2 hours; Tickets: $30 at 773-752-3955 or www.etacre…

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A Girl’s Guide to Washington Politics by Tim Treanor

Well. I wouldn’t exactly use these guys as Washington political consultants, since they apparently believe that Adrian Fenty is Italian – more on that later – but the latest Second Cit…

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Beth Soll turns the spotlight on herself in a return visit by Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent

CAMBRIDGE — When dancer/choreographer Beth Soll left Boston in 1997, it was a real loss to the area’s dance scene. For 26 years, she enlivened Boston culture with engaging, thoug…

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A stripped-down ‘Wonderful Life’ by Sandy Macdonald, Globe Correspondent

PROVIDENCE — Stellar as Trinity Rep’s take on “The Christmas Carol’’ has proven over the past 35 years, it’s understandable that company vets might find t…

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Mining the magic past and present by Terry Byrne, Globe Correspondent

BEVERLY — North Shore Music Theatre’s sumptuous production of “A Christmas Carol’’ is subtitled “A Musical Ghost Story,’’ which serves as an a…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Stock and Amateur is the way to a “living” . . . but for whom? by Ken Davenport

I read a great article on the front page (!) of Variety (it’s rare that a theater story gets the cover) about the life after Broadway for musicals that may not have been so well receiv…

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THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE - Artist Interviews by The Public Theater

THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE - Artist Interviews THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES New York Premiere By Tony Kushner …

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Alice Ripley's Daily Practice CD Set for February 15 Release

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley's new CD Daily Practice, Volume 1 will be released by Sh-K-Boom Records on February 15. Kurt Deutsch has produced the album. The ten-track recording is …

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Starship: The Musical, with Music by Glee's Darren Criss, to Play Chicago in February

Starkid Productions will present Starship: The Musical at the Hoover-Leppen Theater, February 11-23. The piece features music by Glee's Darren Criss. The musical is set in the distant…

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Helen Carey, Michael Hayden, Michael Thomas Holmes, et al. Set for Guthrie Theater's The Winter's Tale

The Guthrie Theater has announced complete casting for The Winter's Tale, to run January 29 - March 27. As previously announced, Jonathan Munby will direct the production. Shakespeare…

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Portrait of the artist: Moira Buffini, playwright by Laura Barnett

'I don't relate to opera – I feel there's something decadent about it. But I'm trying to change my mind'What got you started?I wrote a play when I was 14, called The Fantasy Life of Gilber…

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Jack and the Beanstalk – review by Alfred Hickling

Theatre Royal, YorkBerwick Kaler is the giant redwood of pantomime dames: no one will be able to tell for certain how long he has been around until they slice his frock open and count the pe…

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Burlesque: the daily grind by Ben Walters

A new breed of performers has transformed burlesque – is it now performance art? By Ben WaltersIt's a cold December night but inside the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club in east London, th…

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Actors' Equity Awards Go to MERCHANT OF VENICE Cast

The cast of Broadway's MERCHANT OF VENICE has swept the Actors' Equity Awards for classical theatre, which were announced earlier today.

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STAGE TUBE: 'The Simpsons' Get WICKED

In a recent episode of FOX's The Simpsons, Homer and Moe find themselves on stage with WICKED's Glinda in her bubble. Check out the episode below.

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Black, MacLaine Want to Bring BERNIE to Broadway

According to IMDB, film star Jack Black wants to take his new movie to Broaway with his co-star Shirley Maclaine. The new movie is tentatively called 'Bernie and is about 'a mortician from…

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Laura Linney & Jordan Roth Honored at Star-Studded New York Stage and Film Gala by Jenny Anderson

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, New York Stage and Film is dedicated to the development and production of new works for theater and film. That’s a goal dear to the hearts of all …

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Football Legend Paul Hornung Meets His Broadway Counterpart By Checking Out Lombardi by Bruce Glikas

The cast of Lombardi put on their game faces on December 12 knowing that Paul Hornung, the former Green Bay Packers scoring champ who's featured in their historical play, would be sittin…

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Broadway Grosses: Holiday Cheer at the Box Office as Eight Shows Top $1 Million by Broadway.com Staff

It’s Christmastime in the city, which means that theatergoers are streaming into Times Square to enjoy some Broadway-style holiday cheer. Almost every show posted a gain at the box off…

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Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending December 12, 2010 by Steve On Broadway (sob)

George Gershwin Theatre Box Office (Home to Wicked)Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending December 12, 2010If you follow me on Twitter, you most likely know that each Monday, I offer my qu…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Chuck Cooper, Cleve Douglas, Lisa Gary, et al. Set for Urban Stages' Holiday Cabaret Nights Closing Party

Deb Berman, Chuck Cooper, Cleve Douglas, Lisa Gary, and Annette Sanders, along with the Barry Levitt Trio, will perform at Urban Stages' 2nd annual Holiday Cabaret Nights Closing Party,…

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David Fuller, Judith Jarosz Announce Formation of Theater 2020

Judith Jarosz and David Fuller have announced the formation of Theater 2020. This new theater company builds upon the work of the recently disbanded Theater Ten Ten, where both artists were…

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Lee Blessing, Jim Brochu, John Rando, Mark St. Germain, et al. Set for Barrington Stage Company's 2011 Season

Barrington Stage Company has announced its complete mainstage season for 2011. As previously announced, the company's season will open with Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows' Guys a…

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Complete Liza Minnelli "Private Screenings" Interview (Video) by Thomas Peter

Liza Minnelli’s “Private Screenings” interview with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne, which aired on TCM Dec. 11, is now available in full on YouTube. The intervie…

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Matthew Morrison Talks Kennedy Center Honors and More on "Leno" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award nominee and “Glee” star Matthew Morrison stopped by “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Dec. 10 to talk about performing at the Kennedy Center Honors for Broa…

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PLAYBILL BACKSTAGE: Gypsy of the Year

Seth Rudetsky, host of the 2010 Gypsy of the Year competition, takes Playbill on an exclusive backstage tour of the annual fundraiser benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Cherry Jon…

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This jiggle-fest has nothing to do with sex or power | Laurie Penny by Laurie Penny

As a former burlesque dancer, a new film about the artform confirms to me how it has now been reduced to glib titillationThere's more to subversion than stripping and sequins. Burlesque was …

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/12

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12122010

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BWW Reviews: Sinatra Is Back In Vegas In Twyla Tharp's SINATRA DANCE WITH ME

It is a perfect combination the ultra-cool of Frank Sinatras music and put it with the heat of Twyla Tharps choreography. Add sets, costumes and lighting and you have the show that opened S…

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La Bete’s Mark Rylance on Playing the Fool and Heading to Jerusalem by Broadway.com Staff

In La Bete, Mark Rylance not only has the difficult task of performing a script written entirely in rhyming verse, but as the buffoonish street clown Valere, he delivers a nearly 40-minute-l…

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D’Oz! There's No Place Like Broadway's Wicked for The Simpsons by Broadway.com Staff

We're not in Springfield anymore! That's right, FOX favorite The Simpsons took a (brief) turn on the Great White Way in a recent episode, when Moe and Homer ended up wandering on to …

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Dee Snider Talks Rock on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon by Broadway.com Staff

Heavy metal star Dee Snider took a break from his role as club owner Dennis in the all-'80s-metal-jams musical Rock of Ages to sit down with Jimmy Fallon for a little Late Night chat. Sp…

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 12/12/10 by Ken Davenport

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending Dec. 12, 2010: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm A FREE MAN OF COLOR $278,172 4,859 58.23% $57.25 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC …

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Flux Theatre Ensemble to Present Liz Duffy Adams's DOG ACT

FLUX THEATRE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS  DOG ACT WRITTEN BY LIZ DUFFY ADAMS DIRECTED BY KELLY O’DONNELL NEW YORK PREMIERE! FEBRUARY 4-20 @ FLAMBOYAN THEATER AT  CLEMENTE …

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Manhattan Theatre Club's Annual Winter Benefit AN INTIMATE NIGHT Scheduled for Mon, Jan 24

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB PRESENTS ANNUAL WINTER BENEFIT, “AN INTIMATE NIGHT” MONDAY, JANUARY 24 AT THE PLAZA FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY LAURA BENANTI, CHEYENNE JACKSON, BEBE NEUWIRTH &…

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Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Deems Mural Inappropriate by Randy Kennedy

Jeffrey Deitch - a longtime champion of street art - late last week ordered a wall mural it had commissioned by Blu, an Italian graffiti artist, to be whitewashed because it found the artwor…

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Warhol Foundation Threatens to End Financing of Smithsonian Exhibitions by Kate Taylor

At issue: the removal of a disputed video from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Morgan Karr & Carrie Manolakos at The Bitter End 12/14 by Adaumbelle

Be sure to catch fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Morgan Karr and Carrie Manolakos this Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30pm at The Bitter End in NYC (147 Bleecker Street)…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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This Joseph is amusing, but not amazing

Stage West production has its ups and downs but generally tries too hard.

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Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson, Bebe Neuwirth, Steven Pasquale Set for MTC Benefit

Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson, Bebe Neuwirth, and Steven Pasquale will perform at Manhattan Theatre Club's annual Winter Benefit, to be held on Monday, January 24 at The Plaza. Lynne…

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Kevin Anderson, Tracee Chimo, Catherine Dent, John Earl Jelks Set for Geffen's Break of Noon

Broadway veteran Kevin Anderson will lead the cast of the Los Angeles run of the world premiere production of Neil LaBute's The Break of Noon, January 25-March 6, with an opening set fo…

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Annette Bening, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo et al. Win Film Critics' Awards

The winners of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Awards, the 2010 Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC), the 2010 New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), and the New York …

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Halle Berry, Marisa Tomei, Oprah Winfrey, et al. to Be Academy Award Presenters

An initial lineup of celebrities who will be presenters at the Oscars has been announced, according to an Associated Press report. As previously reported, James Franco and Anne Hathaway wil…

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PHOTO FLASH: Zina Goldrich, Marcy Heisler Receive ASCAP Foundation Jamie deRoy & Friends Award

Composer Zina Goldrich & lyricist Marcy Heisler received the ASCAP Foundation Jamie deRoy & Friends Award on Wednesday, December 8 as part of the ASCAP Foundation 15th Annual Awards …

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Jackson, Benanti, Neuwirth, Pasquale Lead MTC's AN INTIMATE NIGHT, 1/24

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring some of the biggest stars …

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Billy Stritch, Christine Ebersole Lead A MOST WONDERFUL TIME 12/19

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winning actresssinger CHRISTINE EBERSOLE and Grammy Award-winning composerpianistsinger BILLY STRITCH in A MOST WONDERFUL…

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Women Finally Win 'The Amazing Race' by Brian Stelter

Nat Strand and Kat Chang were reached the finish line first on Sunday night, beating another female duo, Claire Champlin and Brooke Roberts.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Anson Mount to Join Maggie Gyllenhaal, Juliet Rylance, Peter Sarsgaard et al. in CSC's Three Sisters

Anson Mount will replace the previously reported Glenn Fitzgerald as Solyony in Classic Stage Company's presentation of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, to run January 12-February 20…

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Aaron Landsman, James Scruggs, Betty Shamieh, et al. Part of HERE's Culturemart 2011

HERE Arts Center has announced the lineup for Culturemart 2011, to run January 7-23. The festival will feature 12 mutlidisciplinary works that contain elements of theater, dance, music, new…

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Sheryl Lee Ralph to Host Christmas with a Clause Benefit

Sheryl Lee Ralph -- who received a Tony nomination for originating the role of Deena in the Broadway production of Dreamgirls -- will host Christmas with a Clause, at Samba Universal. The e…

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Trailer for New RSC Musical Matilda (Video) by Thomas Peter

A trailer for Matilda, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new musical adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl children’s novel, has been released. The musical, about a little girl with…

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Dorothy Knowles obituary

Academic, writer, French scholar and fencing championDorothy Knowles (known to her friends as Diana), who has died aged 104, enjoyed a long and distinguished academic career and great succes…

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Anson Mount Replaces Glenn Fitzgerlad in Classic Stage's THREE SISTERS; Opens 2/3

Anson Mount will assume the role of Solyony in the forthcoming production of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS at Classic Stage Company, replacing Glenn Fitzgerald, who is withdrawing from the p…

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STAGE TUBE: Dee Snider Talks ROCK OF AGES With Jimmy Fallon

Dee Snider chats about his experience with ROCK of AGES and schools Jimmy Fallon about the proper use of metal horns. Check out the video clip below

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Season's Greetings, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London

The horrors of our own shortcomings are shown up with just enough laughs for us to be able to bear it, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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Video: Stars of “Memphis” Reveal Their Secrets by Mark Blankenship

The stars of the Broadway musical “Memphis,” Montego Glover and Chad Kimball, tell TDF Stages the secret to playing a role for over seven years. Fast Tube by Casper Watch a closed capt…

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Cinderella

Legit Reviews: Production is silly enough to amuse youngsters yet current enough to make adults chuckle.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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TDF Memphis2 Final2 CC by TDF

TDF Memphis2 Final2 CC From: TDFvideo Views: 48 0 ratings Time: 03:06 More in Nonprofits & Activism

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Stars of "Memphis" Reveal Their Secrets by TDF

Stars of "Memphis" Reveal Their Secrets The stars of the Broadway musical "Memphis," Montego Glover and Chad Kimball, tell TDF Stages the secret to playing a role for ov…

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PHOTO FLASH: Peter Billingsley at Opening Night of 5th Avenue Theatre's A Christmas Story: The Musical!

Peter Billingsley, who starred as Ralphie Parker in the 1983 family holiday film A Christmas Story, attended the opening night of 5th Avenue Theatre's production of A Christmas Story: T…

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PHOTO FLASH: Jon Hamm, Laura Linney, Christina Ricci, Alan Rickman, et al. at New York Stage and Film's 2010 Winter Gala

On Sunday, December 12, the New York Stage and Film Company held their 2010 Winter Gala at the Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom. In addition to the entertainment, the evening included tribu…

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Oprah Winfrey sets the record straight: i'm not lesbian

Andrea Peyser: "Oprah wants to make one thing clear: She is absolutely, positively not pining for the female form. So un-gay is Oprah, she talked to Barbara Walters (and talked, and talked) …

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Dramatic destinations: around Britain in 61 plays

'Where you come from' became the common thread of the plays we commissioned about our green and pleasant landTheatre company Paines Plough was conceived in 1974 over pints of Paines bitter d…

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Theater Talk Holiday Show with Colin Quinn & Todd Robbins Premieres Friday on Thirteen

THEATER TALK invites viewers to celebrate the holidays with two of New York theaters current leading lights Colin Quinn, now starring in Long Story Short on Broadway at the Booth, and Todd …

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Cheyenne Jackson to Debut New One-Man Show in Miami 12/31 & 1/1; Creel, Olivo & Batt Concerts to Follow

Cheyenne Jackson, star of NBC's 30 Rock and Fox's GLEE makes his Miami debut to welcome 2011 on December 31 and January 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Jackson will d…

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EXCLUSIVE Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at DRACULA in Rehearsal

Count Dracula, the world's most famous vampire, returns to the New York stage in DRACULA by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, based on the eponymous novel by Bram Stoker is set to begin…

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Anson Mount to Join Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's Three Sisters by Broadway.com Staff

Anson Mount will assume the role of Solyony in Classic Stage Company’s forthcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, replacing Glenn Fitzgerald, who is withdrawing due…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Long Before Jersey Boys, Three-Year-Old Jarrod Spector Sings 'Frosty the Snowman' by Broadway.com Staff

Mark off another day on the calendar: The holidays are almost here, and Broadway.com is celebrating the season with festive videos featuring Broadway's biggest stars. Jersey Boys' Ja…

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Gwyneth Paltrow Will Get Glee-ful a Second Time by Broadway.com Staff

Holly Holiday reporting for duty! Gwyneth Paltrow will again walk the halls of McKinley High when she reprises her role as Glee’s favorite substitute teacher. The Oscar winner revealed…

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Mariska Hargitay & Family Feel the Love at The Lion King by Bruce Glikas

What better time than the holidays to take in a Broadway show as a family? On December 11, Emmy Award winner Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU and her Broadway vet husband, Peter Herm…

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Del Toro Is Committed to New Video Game Series by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. del Toro, the "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy" director, said he wanted his inSANE game trilogy to take players to a place "where every single action makes them question their own senses …

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Robert Stern Wins Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture by Robin Pogrebin

Robert A. M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, will receive $200,000 for the prize, which honors classical architecture.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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An authentic evening of improbability at the Vinyl Cafe by Brad Wheeler

The Christmas concert is hokey, but suitably warming

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National Ballet’s opulent Nutcracker turning into a classic

James Kudelka’s vision keeps seasonal staple fresh

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PHOTO FLASH: Hank Aaron Visits Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Last week, baseball legend Hank Aaron and his wife Billye Williams attended a performance of Layon Gray's historical drama Black Angels Over Tuskegee at the Actors' Temple Theatre.…

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Review: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Actor-playwright Tracy Letts dominates Steppenwolf Theatre Company's powerful and engaging production of Edward Albee's great American drama.

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Natalie Weiss to Celebrate EP Release with January 17 Concerts

Natalie Weiss will celebrate the release of her self-titled EP with two performances on January 17 at 7pm and 9:30pm at Trattoria Dopo Teatro. The album will be available for digital downlo…

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Reese Witherspoon on her visit to the White House: it was insane

"While we were getting a tour, we got a message from the Oval Office that Obama wanted to say hi to us. We went to the Oval Office, and there was Hillary Clinton having a meeting with Joe Bi…

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Darlene Love Sings With Million Dollar Quartet (Video) by Adam Hetrick

“He’s a Rebel” and “Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry” hit maker Darlene Love stopped by the Broadway production of Million Dollar Quartet to sing with…

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Blackwell & Bell Launch New VINEYARD MASTERS Workshop Series, 1/9

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre 108 E. 15 St. will kick off a brand new series, VINEYARD MASTERS - master classes with leading Vineyard Theatre artists - on Sunday…

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Ellis and May Lead ANTHEM: THE CONCERT

Queen legend Brian May and West End and Broadway singing sensation Kerry Ellis are to perform the live version of their hit album, ANTHEMS, in a special Royal Albert Hall concert next Spring…

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SPIDER MAN Injury Update 5: Mendoza Better and Back to SPIDEY This 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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Photo Coverage: New York Stage & Film Honors Linney & Roth

Yesterday, December 12, New York Stage and Film presented their Annual Winter Gala. Top theatrical talent paid tribute to honorees Laura Linney Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning…

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Broadway Buzz Makes Spider-Man a Must-See for Musical Fans by Broadway.com Staff

As Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark continues packing in audiences at the Foxwoods Theatre, Broadway.com asked readers what intrigues them most about the mega-musical. The results are in, and 2…

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Book version of Year #3 now available. by Ken Davenport

I made the first year of The Producer's Perspective available in book form as a lark. Frankly, I wanted a book to put on my mantle, and something to give my Mom for Christmas. What I wasn't …

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'Dexter' Watch: Annoyed by the Season Finale? by Ginia Bellafante

The season was incredibly strong in my mind, and "Dexter'' certainly remains one of the best shows on television. But the final hour has left me padding about the house exasperated.

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Force of Habit: Seth Green and 'Robot Chicken' Return to 'Star Wars' by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Green talks about "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III," a special devoted entirely to "Star Wars" parodies, and the endurance of that space fantasy franchise.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Gwyneth Paltrow Will Return to FOX's Glee

Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow will reprise her role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on FOX's Glee, according to published reports. No firm timeline for taping or an air date…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Withdraws Four West End Theaters from Sale

Andrew Lloyd Webber will not, as previously reported, sell four of his West End theaters to a consortium led by former ITV chairman Michael Grade, according to a report on the website for th…

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The American Film Institute picks its Top 10 Films plus 2 special selections

The 10 American features are: Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Fighter, Inception, Winter’s Bone, The Town, Toy Story 3, The Social Network, The Kids Are All Right and True Grit.

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Miley Cyrus legally lighting up Salvia on video may lead to ban of plant

Miley Cyrus was shown legally lighting up Salvia at a party she held at her Los Angeles home. Salvia, or Salvia divinorum, is a hallucinogrenic plant that users says offers a high similar to…

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Michael Douglas's ex wife Diandra suing him for money now in California

Diandra is looking for lawyers in Santa Barbara to represent her in her fight for half the moneyMichael Douglas made from reprising the role of financial villain Gordon Gekko in Wall Street:…

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Critics Choice Award nominations (list)

Here are the nominees from the Critics Choice Awards. The films Black Swan, The King’s Speech and The Social Network got the most nominations.

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First posthumous record of never released Michael Jackson songs to hit store shelves

The album, simply titled Michael, features a compilation of ten tracks Jackson left behind in various stages of completion. This is the first new music from Jackson since 2001.

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Julie Taymor Talks "The Tempest" and Spider-Man on "Need to Know" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor recently spoke about her two current projects – the film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the new Broadway musical Spider-…

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Voting Opens for 2010 Broadway World Seattle Awards!

BroadwayWorld, the largest theater site on the web, today announced that voting has begun for the 2010 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards There 303 nominees in the 25 categories representing theat…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Above the London Palladium

In our latest video blog with Wizard of Oz Production Manager Matt Towell, he takes us on another slightly noisy tour of the London Palladium to see how the set-build is progressing. And thi…

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Side by Side by Susan Blackwell: Zachary Quinto on Eyebrows, Dingers and Star Trek Zingers by Broadway.com Staff

This month, Susan Blackwell heads downtown to the Tompkins Square Park dog run for a lively game of "Name that Dog!" with Hollywood's Zachary Quinto. Our hilarious hostess also…

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“Thirteen Stories Down” by Adaumbelle

On Tuesday, December 14, be sure to pick up your copy of “Thirteen Stories Down,” the debut album from fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Jonathan Reid Gea…

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Scan-It-Yourself, and Other Thoughts About the Google Digitizing Settlement by Patricia Cohen

Last year, New York Law School organized a conference on the Google settlement and now the school's law journal has devoted its latest issue to the discussions about access, competition and …

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Annette Bening, Jesse Eisenberg, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, et al. Receive Critics Choice Movie Award Nominations

The nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics Choice Movie Awards have been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held at the Hollywood Pal…

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PHOTO FLASH: Jon Hamm, Christina Ricci, Alan Rickman, et al. at New York Stage and Film's 2010 Winter Gala

On Sunday, December 12, the New York Stage and Film Company held their 2010 Winter Gala at the Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom. In addition to the entertainment, the evening included tribu…

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Coca Cola and Pepsi in auction to sponsor Simon Cowell's U.S. version of The X Factor

There's a $50 million to $100 million auction going on between Coke and Pepsi for sponsorship of Simon's Cowell's U.S. version of The X Factor. Coca-Cola has been a longtime sponsor of Fox's…

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Paul McCartney co-hosts Saturday Night Live and pays tribute to John Lennon

He paid tribute to his friend and bandmate John Lennon when he hosted Saturday Night Live. The former Beatle performed the classic hit A Day In The Life followed by Give Peace A Chance in a …

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Record 19.4 mmillion people watch The X Factor final in Great Britain

A record 19.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the final show of The X Factor at the weekend, almost one third of the entire population of Great Britain which is 55% of the TV audience and …

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GRACE NOTES - Dec. 13, 2010 by Susan Grace

GRACE NOTES is the most effective place to reach a world-wide audience of theatre professionals. For more information about promoting your next event, please contact sgrace22@sbcglobal.net.*…

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City Ballet Dancer Responds to Times Critic by The New York Times

In an interview Monday on NBC's "Today" show, Jenifer Ringer said, "As a dancer I do put myself out there to be criticized and my body is part of my art form. At the same time I'm not overwe…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: In Rehearsal for Royal Variety

Last week we went backstage at the London Palladium to see our Dorothy Danielle Hope in rehearsal for the 2011 Royal Variety Performance, which saw her take to the Palladium stage ahead of h…

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Ben Stiller Talks Broadway Return; BLUE LEAVES

Talking at the premiere of LITTLE FOCKERS, Ben Stiller talked to BlackFilm.com about his upcoming return to Broadway. Stiller said Yeah, there's a real history with my family and the play Th…

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STAGE TUBE: Matthew Morrison Talks Performing on CNN

On December 12 GLEE star Matthew Morrison talks to CNN's Don Lemon about performing in TNT's Christmas in Washington.

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Photo Coverage: JAWBREAKER the Musical in CONCERT

An all-star lineup of Broadway stars performed at the concert of music from Jawbreaker, a new musical based on the cult-classic film, on Sunday, December 12th, 2010 at 9pm at the Canal Room …

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BWW TV: Donnie & Marie Opening Night!

Donny amp Marie - A Broadway Christmas, a new holiday production starring America's favorite sibling entertainers, will play a limited engagement through December 30, 2010, at Broadway's Mar…

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Palin and Gosselin in the Mother of All Reality Shows by Dave Itzkoff

The crossover began with began with preparations for a camping trip and ended with Ms. Gosselin standing uncomfortably beneath a rain-soaked tarp before calling it quits and going home.

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Check Out Theatre Development Fund's TKTS App

Here's a great app for theatergoers checking out New York shows.Bargain alert!! It's free -- until March 1 -- and you can save money by using it.The Theatre Development Fund, which operates …

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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A Child’s Christmas in Wales in Concert at The Irish Rep

Sweet, nostalgic and cozy. A special holiday musical gift, exquisitely wrapped up with Christmas trees a glow with twinkling lights.

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Why Belarus Free Theatre deserves a standing ovation

With performances held in secret and at considerable risk, the BFT is using the stage to fight censorship in a dictatorship. Its extraordinary work should be seen all over the worldA week ag…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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BWW's On This Day - December 13, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Candide by Terry Ponick

The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s new production of Leonard Bernstein’s time-traveling satirical operetta Candide is a thumping-good evening of intellectual musical theater. Generally fa…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Landry’s ‘Christmas Carol’ wags the dog by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

It’s not often that Ryan Landry gets upstaged, but his own dog manages that feat in “Mrs. Grinchley’s Christmas Carol.’’

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Mateo’s ‘Nutcracker’ has holiday spirit by Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent

WALTHAM — Since 1987, José Mateo Ballet Theatre has carved a niche in area holiday offerings with an accessible and affordable professional production of “The Nutcracker,…

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Dreamgirls keeps dreams alive for students and teachers at Duke Ellington by Lorraine Treanor

Threatened with teacher layoffs due to funding cutbacks, Duke Ellington School of the Arts decides to risk it all on a Broadway-style production of Dreamgirls. On a chilly Friday night an ho…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Susan and Duff McKagan: Married to rock, not fur

Wearing little more than the tattoos that adorn their bodies, the Married to Rock star and her Guns N' Roses hubby Duff McKagan can be seen on the E! show's Dec. 19 episode shooting a new PE…

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The Social Network wins Los Angeles Boston, New York Online critics awards

After winning Best Picture honors from the National Board of Review and the Washington, D.C. Film Critics Association, David Fincher’s film has added three more awards to its arsenal.

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American Film Institute issues top 10 film and television shows

Inception, 127 Hours and Social Network are among the top movies. The Pacific, Glee and Temple Grandin earn TV honors.

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Katy Perry is a sexy Santa as her festive tour rolls into Miami

The pop star pulled yet another kooky Christmas costume out of her stocking as she led the Jingle Ball concert to Florida. She dressed up as a thoroughly racy Mrs Claus outfit for the perfo…

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader tops the box office with $24.5 million

The Tourist came in second place with $17 million. Tangled earned $14.6 million for the #3 spot, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 posted $8.5 million for the #4 spot.

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Paul McCartney rocks Saturday Night Live with Beatles, Wings classics (video)

Comedian Paul Rudd may have been the show's official host, but Sir Paul McCartney brought his A-game to the SNL set also. He sang five songs and even flexed his comedic chops by getting sill…

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Ozzy Osbourne has no idea who Justin Bieber is (video)

True Music Lovers rejoiced during an interview segment on Fuse TV, after rock icon Ozzy Osbourne used one of his signature profanity-ridden barbs to reveal that he has no idea who Justin Bie…

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Elizabeth Hurley and Husband split amid cheating scandal

The actress and model's three-year marriage to uber rich Arun Nayar has hit rock bottom amid a tabloid report that claims she's cheating.

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How do you make an audience of MPs laugh? Well, the story about where their Ugandan aid money went is pretty funny | Jane Bussmann

Why I'm taking my political comedy show to WestminsterI landed from New York last week to find Britain in meltdown. London hasn't been this much fun since the poll tax riots. I had to drop …

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Graham Phillips Joins Broadway in South Africa Hosts Holiday Party 12/13

Graham Phillips, of The Good Wife and Broadway's 13, will join a host of Broadway artists in singing seasonal favorites at Broadway in South Africa's third annual holiday party fundraiser an…

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Monday, December 13, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Opposites distract during awkward date by Elisabeth Vincentelli

A waitress silently prepares for work. Her black-and-white uniform in place, she counts her teeth. No. 31 is AWOL, but she finds it somewhere behind her neck, and slides it back in place. To…

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No wonder in 'Hard Nut' by Leigh Witchel

'The Hard Nut," Mark Morris' campy take on "The Nutcracker," has been a holiday hit for nearly two decades. Re turning to New York on Friday night for the first time in eight years, it sound…

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TANGLED UP IN LIES by Sandy Macdonald

Edna O’Brien takes on the eternal triangle with sly, insidious wit.

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The Blue Flower

Legit Reviews: "The Blue Flower" is a music-theater piece that is a wild mash, abundant in imagery and imagination.

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Cinderella

Legit Reviews: A lavish production in a relatively small space.

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Review: The Scottsboro Boys by Adaumbelle

Tonight, I was fortunate enough to attend the closing night of Broadway’s “The Scottsboro Boys,” the final collaboration by musical theatre luminaries John Kander and Fred …

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PHOTO FLASH: Brian Stokes Mitchell Joins New York Pops for Holiday Concerts by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joined the New York Pops for a pair of evening holiday concerts on December 10 and 11, as well as a special matinee concert adaptation of Dr. Seuss' H…

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A LETTER FROM LONDON: Celebrating The Ivy, the West End's Beloved Eatery

In this month's column spotlighting London theatre, Ruth Leon writes about the famed London theatre restaurant known as The Ivy, and shares show recommendations.

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Free Holiday Concert, Featuring Morgan Karr, Andrew Kober, Presented in Manhattan Dec. 13

Arts and Artists at St. Paul's offers a holiday-themed evening at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dec. 13.

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Teen Spirit: Standardized Testing, a New Musical, Gets Philly Reading by Penn State Students

Standardized Testing -- The Musical gets heard in a Dec. 13 staged reading at Walnut Street Theatre's intimate second stage as part of Penn State University's NU Musical Theatre Festival.

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NEWSical the Musical, With Christine Pedi, Plays Off-Broadway's Kirk Theatre Starting Dec. 13

NEWSical the Musical, the 2010 Drama Desk-nominated comedy revue, returns to the Off-Broadway stage Dec. 13 at The Kirk at Theatre Row.

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Farah Alvin and David Josefsberg Explore a Date of a Lifetime Dec. 13

The Davenport Developmental Reading Series concludes Dec. 13 at the Davenport Studio with a reading of Carl Kissin and Robert Baumgartner Jr.'s Date of a Lifetime.

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Reading of Fit for the Queen, With Kathleen Chalfant and Ted Sod, Presented Dec. 13

Noor Theatre's inaugural Highlight series, featuring "quality plays by playwrights of Middle Eastern descent," concludes Dec. 13 at 7:30 PM at The Fourth Street Theatre.

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Nancy Dussault Is In Love Again Dec. 13-16 at the Metropolitan Room

Veteran stage and screen actress Nancy Dussault, most recently on Broadway in the original production of Into the Woods, goes it solo at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan beginning Dec. 13.

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Musical Monday Series Presents Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Dec. 13

The Actors Fund's Musical Monday series continues Dec. 13 in the lobby of the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Ethan Hawke, Daphne Rubin-Vega Seek Blood From a Stone Off-Broadway Starting Dec. 13

The New Group world premiere of Tommy Nohilly's Blood From a Stone, starring Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega, begins performances Off-Broadway Dec. 13 at the Acorn Theatre.

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Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 13

1925 Birthday in West Plains, MO, of actor Dick Van Dyke, who will appear on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie and The Girls Against the Boys, and create memorable TV and film roles in "The Dick Va…

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Roars of Approval, and Also Remembrance, at Final Bow of The Scottsboro Boys

At the final Broadway performance of the musical The Scottsboro Boys on Dec. 12, the standing ovation came before a note of music played at the Lyceum Theatre.

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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 Dec. 11, 2010.Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording Promises,…

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Von Trapp Family Visits The Sound of Music (Photos) by Adam Hetrick

The Engeman Theatre in Northport, Long Island is celebrating the holidays with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. Alison Walla, Rob Gallagher, Linda Balgord and …

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BWW's On This Day - December 13, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Graham Phillips Joins Broadway in South Africa Hosts Holiday Party 12/13

Graham Phillips, of The Good Wife and Broadway's 13, will join a host of Broadway artists in singing seasonal favorites at Broadway in South Africa's third annual holiday party fundraiser an…

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Sorkin, Portman & More Win Critics Circle Awards

The awards were announced today from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Boston Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Online. Aaron Sorkin swept the prizes for best…

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STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli on PRIVATE SCREENINGS

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

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TWITTER WATCH: WICKED on The Simpsons

Leave it to eagle eyed BroadwayGirlNYC to spot a brief appearance of WICKED on tonight's episode of THE SIMPSONS on Fox. Moe and Homer go through a series of passageways inside Moe's Bar and…

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Natalie Weiss Releases Debut EP

Broadway actress and YouTube sensation, Natalie Weiss, is set to release her debut recording, Natalie Weiss EP. The seven-track EP features Natalie covering an eclectic mix of popular tunes,…

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Photo Coverage: NY Pops and Brian Stokes Mitchell at Carnegie Hall by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

On Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, Music Director Steven Reineke lead The New York Pops in a celebration of the season with a concert program of timeless carols and holiday f…

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Stephen Sondheim to Appear on The Colbert Report 12/14

Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will appear Tuesday night, December 14, on Comedy Central's THE COLBERT REPORT to talk about his new book 'Finishing the Hat Collected Lyrics 1954-1981…

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TV: Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On HBO Preview

HBO rings in the New Year from Las Vegas when Bette Midler THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON features the entertainment icon in a musical extravaganza chock-full of the colorful entertainment that is …

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First Hand Report: A Christmas Story: The Musical! Opening by Asher Fogle

Asher Fogle, a journalist and the wife of composerlyricist Justin Paul, gives BroadwayWorld an exclusive first hand report of opening night for A Christmas Story The Musical in Seattle. Fogl…

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BWW TV Flashback 3: Opening Night of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS by Broadway Beat

In honor of the show's unfortunate premature closing today, we present video highlights of the show along with interviews with the cast and creative from the show's opening night

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BWW TV Flashback 2: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Performance!

In honor of the show's unfortunate premature closing today, we present video highlights of the show in performance.

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BWW TV Flashback 1: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS by Broadway Beat

One of the most anticipated Broadway Musicals of the season, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, featuring the creative team including legendary musical theatre composer John Kander, Tony and Emmy-nominate…

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Duncan Sheik Talks AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical

Duncan Sheik, the Grammy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter has teamed up with playwright Roberto Aguirre -Sacasa to create a stage version of Bret Easton Eliss' novel American Psycho.

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STAGE TUBE: Matthew Morrison Visits Jay Leno

On December 10, GLEE star and Broadway veteran Matthew Morrison appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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EXCLUSIVE Photo Coverage: Introducing Michel Altieri - The New 'Dracula' by Walter McBride

Count Dracula, the world's most famous vampire, returns to the New York stage in DRACULA by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, based on the eponymous novel by Bram Stoker is set to begin…

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The Blue Flower

Legit Reviews: "The Blue Flower" is a music-theater piece that is a wild mash, abundant in imagery and imagination.

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Cinderella

Legit Reviews: A lavish production in a relatively small space.

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Youtube Weekend Fave: "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"

Every weekend I'm going to post some of the youtube clips that I comeacross that I especially love -- those that give me goosebumps, touch my heart or make me laugh.In 1976 Leonard Bernstein…

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Matthew Morrison;s heart still belongs to the stage

Guess you can take the boy out of the theater, but you can't take the theater out of the boy.Guess you can take the boy out of the theater, but you can't take the theater out of the boy.

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Return to ‘Glee'

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is headed back to"Glee," according to Access Hollywood.

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Carrie Fisher Brings ‘Wishful Drinking' to HBO

The daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher, actress/writer Carrie Fisher grew up in the spotlight. Her life and career has been well-documented by the media, but in he…

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Does Charles Dickens Matter?

Speakeasy has hasked two Dickens scholars -- Michael Slater and Lillian Nayder -- to discuss Oprah Winfrey's recent selection of two Dickens novels for her influential book club.

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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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Broadway Turns Its Back On Serious And Historical

"Staged history lessons, it would appear, are about as appealing to Broadway audiences these days as Shakespeare without celebrities."...

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Lloyd Webber's West End Theatre Sale Fails

"Andrew Lloyd Webber has pulled out of a move to sell four of his West End theatres to a consortium led by former BBC and ITV chairman Michael Grade."...

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Panto Reinvented (and Its Making Tons Of Money)

"Its biggest stars pocket tens of thousands of pounds a week, ticket touts lurk outside high-profile fixtures and it is set to appear in the country's largest arenas: welcome, not to footbal…

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In London - A Golden Age Of Theatre?

"London is another planet with masses of tourists and the well-off who are not affected by the downturn. Then you've got those who aren't buying new houses or cars but they do want to treat …

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TT: In memory of an old friend

Nancy LaMott, who died fifteen years ago today, sings "Time After Time":...

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Review: Love Story at Curtainup/London by Lizzie Loveridge

if you are not afraid of sentiment or if you adored the film, this 90 minute long musical adaptation will probably charm

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Review: King Lear at Curtainup/London by Lizzie Loveridge

Derek Jacobi make Shakespeare's tragedy life changing and unmissable.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell - A Man for All Seasons by Melody Breyer-Grell

There are not many better ways to spend Thanksgiving Eve than dinner with Brian Stokes Mitchell. God was working overtime when She produced this man. The singer/actor is exactly what one wou…

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Susan Boyle and Me by Melody Breyer-Grell

Has there ever been a more beautiful God-given instrument than Susan Boyle's voice? Probably not, and the way people respond, or have been manipulated to respond, is visceral and romantic -…

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Photo Coverage: JAWBREAKER the Musical in Concert! by Kevin Thomas Garcia

An all-star lineup of Broadway stars performed at the concert of music from Jawbreaker, a new musical based on the cult-classic film, on Sunday, December 12th, 2010 at 9pm at the Canal Room …

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This Week on Broadway for December 12, 2010: 12 Days Till Christmas (Eve) by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Matthew Murray REVIEW The Great Game: Afghanistan, Long Story Short, TALK about classic musicals with a Christmas theme, Fat Pig by Neil LaBute w/ Dane Cook …

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Hooray for Ken Bloom's Hollywood Musicals by Peter Filichia

Ken Bloom isn't at all worried about his first selection. When people see that his alphabetically arranged Hollywood Musicals: The 101 Greatest Song-and-Dance Movies of All-Time starts with …

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The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family by Brad Hathaway

The grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II (and, thus, the great-great grandson of the first Oscar Hammerstein, the impresario who all but established Times Square) pulls his theatrical family's s…

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No wonder in 'Hard Nut' by LEIGH WITCHEL

"The Hard Nut," Mark Morris' campy take on "The Nutcracker," has been a holiday hit for nearly two decades. Re turning to New York on Friday night for the first time in eight years, it sound…

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Opposites distract during awkward date by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

A waitress silently prepares for work. Her black-and-white uniform in place, she counts her teeth. No. 31 is AWOL, but she finds it somewhere behind her neck, and slides it back in place. T…

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Theater Review | 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?': Watch It, Martha: This George Is a Stealth Bomb by CHARLES ISHERWOOD

The revelation of Steppenwolf’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in Chicago is Tracy Letts’s spellbinding performance of George.

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Helping Gay Actors Find Themselves Onstage by ERIK PIEPENBURG

A class called Act Out offers both support and training for gay actors.

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Theater Review | 'Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte': Egon Schiele Seen From Many Angles by BEN BRANTLEY

The performance artist John Kelly channels Egon Schiele in his reprise of “Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte,” at La MaMa.

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Theater Review | 'The Wife': Opposites Attract, and React, in a Dark Neighborhood by RACHEL SALTZ

In his play “The Wife,” Tommy Smith pulls strange fellows from the urban melting pot.

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Arts, Briefly: ‘Come Fly Away’ to Vegas by Compiled by RACHEL LEE HARRIS

Twyla Tharp’s “Come Fly Away,” a dance musical set to the songs of Frank Sinatra, reopened in Las Vegas this weekend with a new name.

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Review: A Child's Christmas in Wales by Iris Wiener

This music-filled adaptation of Dylan Thomas' tale at the Irish Repertory Theatre is sweet but would benefit from a stronger visual production.

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Review: Naked Holidays by Chris Kompanek

This offten irrreverent revue -- filled with plenty of unclothed performers -- feels a bit like a naughty episode of Saturday Night Live.

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Review: Hysteria by David Finkle

This absurdist comedy doesn't make much sense, but there are laughs and kicks to be had if you go along for the ride.

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Feature: David Harbour Lights Up Broadway by Diane Snyder

The acclaimed actor discusses working on Broadway's The Merchant of Venice and his upcoming film projects.

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The Big C, Glee, Modern Family, The Social Network, et al. to Be Honored by AFI by Brian Scott Lipton

The American Film Institute has named the top 10 films and television shows of 2010, and will honor the creative ensembles for each of the films and TV shows at a luncheon on January 14 at t…

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Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Aaron Sorkin, et al. Win Film Critics' Awards by Andy Propst

The winners of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Awards. the 2010 Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC), and the New York Online Critics (NYOC) have been announced The S…

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