Monday, December 20, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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The unlikely resurrection of Peaches by J. Kelly Nestruck

The raunchy electro-rap musician is bringing her love of Jesus Christ Superstar to the stage

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UPDATE: First-Hand Reports on Tonight's SPIDER-MAN Injury

Twitter is being flooded with messages from audience members tonight at SPIDER-MAN, with word that an actor fell during the middle of Act 2 when a cable snapped. The show was first put on ho…

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TWITTER WATCH: Injury Tonight at SPIDER-MAN and Ambulances on Scene?

Twitter is being flooded with messages from audience members tonight at SPIDER-MAN, with word that an actor fell during the middle of Act 2 when a cable snapped. The show was first put on ho…

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Off-Broadway Review: THREE PIANOS

The New York Theatre Workshop production of Three Pianos is one of the most ambitious and esoteric pieces of theatre I have seen in a long time.  The subject matter and the delivery a…

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Performer Is Injured During 'Spider-Man' Performance by Dave Itzkoff

Theatergoers said they saw either the actor playing the title character or his stunt double fall a distance of about eight to ten feet into the orchestra pit during the closing minutes of th…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Jennifer Damiano, Matt Doyle, Alexandra Socha, Lucas Steele, et al. Set for My Favorite Things Benefit

My Favorite Things, a benefit for The Trevor Project, will take place on Monday, January 3 at 10pm at Les Poisson Rouge. Drexel D. Heard, II will host the benefit, which will feature musical…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Sunset Boulevard

Florence Lacey gives a powerful performance as faded silent film star Norma Desmond in Eric Schaeffer's fabulous Signature Theater production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical.

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Feature: Wonderful Women of 2010

TheaterMania's Editor-in-Chief salutes some of the great female performances of the year!

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Playwright Max Weine Dies at 89

Playwright Max G. Weine passed away on Saturday, December 18 in New York, according to Variety. He was 89 years old. Weine died from Parkinson's disease complications and prostate cancer. H…

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Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending December 19, 2010 by Steve On Broadway (sob)

George Gershwin Theatre Box Office (Home to Wicked)Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending December 19, 2010If you follow me on Twitter, you most likely know that each Monday, I offer my qu…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Damiano, Doyle et al. Set for MY FAVORITE THINGS Benefiting Trevor Project, 1/3

Jennifer Damiano Spiderman, Next To Normal, Antonique Smith Rent, Lucas Steele Three Penny Opera, Matt Doyle Bye Bye Birdie, Gossip Girl and more will belt pop tunes at My Favorite Things be…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Lewis Cleale Joins Cast of BOOK OF MORMON

Stage veteran Lewis Cleale has joined the cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON, the first Broadway musical from the creators of South Park. The production opens on Broadway on Thursday, March 24, 2011…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV: AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S In The Wings - Ticket Sales Manager

Ticket Sales Manager Cinda Barbuto oversees all aspects of ticketing including the box office, group sales, and telemarketing. She worked her way up from the box office at Goodspeed Musicals…

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Theater Review | 'Three Pianos': A Few Instruments Go a Long Way by Neil Genzlinger

In “Three Pianos,” a wacky assault on Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise,” the upright piano turns out to be a much more versatile piece of furniture than most of us realize.

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Critics' Picks Video: 'The Shop Around the Corner' by Mekado Murphy

A. O. Scott looks back the holiday classic starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino, Adds Three Weeks to Broadway Run

The Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock, has announced a final extension. The production, at the Broadhurst Theatre, will go on hiatus on January 9 (…

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Lewis Cleale to Join Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Nikki M. James et al. in Broadway's Book of Mormon

Broadway veteran Lewis Cleale has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez. …

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Mark Rylance, Mackenzie Crook Set for Broadway Production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem

Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier Award-winning performance as Johnny "Rooster" Byron in a Broadway production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. The production is scheduled…

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Potted Panto – review by Lyn Gardner

Vaudeville, LondonSo silly it's just one long joke, Potted Panto is the latest offering from the duo who gave us Potted Pirates and Potted Potter. The latter was a deceptively simple but wit…

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Jim Jefferies – review by Brian Logan

Leicester Square theatre, London"A big proportion of the world is thick as shit," says Australian standup Jim Jeffries. And so it may seem to him: with an act like this, he's unlikely t…

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STAGE TUBE: HAIR Travels to Tempe!

In the following video, Tempe's AZFamily visits the cast of the national tour of HAIR. The musical played ASU's Gammage Auditorim December 7 - 12. Click below to check out the video

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STAGE TUBE: Lisa Brescia Talks Diversity for I AM THIS LAND

Watch Lisa Brescia, star of Broadway musical Mamma Mia, discuss diversity and its role in the theatre world and beyond. The interview is part of the I AM THIS LAND video contest on diversity…

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The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino and Lily Rabe, Extends on Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

The Merchant of Venice, led by Al Pacino as Jewish moneylender Shylock and Lily Rabe as heiress Portia, has announced it will extend its Broadway run. Originally scheduled to close January 9…

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Dates Set for Jerusalem, Mark Rylance's Second Star Turn of the Broadway Season by Broadway.com Staff

Jez Butterworth’s West End hit Jerusalem will bow on Broadway with original star Mark Rylance reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, according …

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Kyle Dean Massey Dances Into Wicked by Broadway.com Staff

Kyle Dean Massey begins performances at Fiyero in the Broadway production of Wicked. Massey joins Wicked directly after playing Gabe in the Broadway production of Next to Normal. Other Br…

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Pacino's 'Merchant' on hiatus

Legit News: Production will not close on Jan. 9 -- Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," starring Al Pacino as Shylock, will not close Jan. 9 as previously announced.

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Next year on Broadway for 'Jerusalem'

Legit News: Rylance, Crook to reprise roles -- The long-planned Broadway transfer of hit London play "Jerusalem" has locked in a spring run with Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook set to repri…

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ArtsBeat: Another Extension for 'Merchant of Venice' on Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

The play will go on hiatus while Al Pacino works on a film, then resume performances for three weeks beginning Feb. 1.

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THE 39 STEPS to Give Away London Trip on Final Performance Sun, Jan 16

Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS   TO CELEBRATE FINAL PERFORMANCE JANUARY 16th BY GIVING AWAY A TRIP TO LONDON! “The new four person cast has enlivened the show with their own brand …

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After Three Week Hiatus, MERCHANT OF VENICE to Return to Broadway for Three Week Extension

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel Announce the Final Extension of Daniel Sullivan’s Critical…

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DCA says few changes expected from transfer to Tourism Fund by Chris Jones

The City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs insists that none of its arts programming is expecting to change as a result of recent staffing changes and the transfer of some employee…

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Long Wharf's "Shirley Valentine" with Judith Ivey Adds Extra Show

An additional performance has been added to the run of Willy Russell's "Shirley Valentine," starring Judith Ivey at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The extra show will be presented Sunday, J…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Mark Rylance, Mackenzie Crook Set for Broadway Production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem

Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier Award-winning performance as Johnny "Rooster" Byron in a Broadway production of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, according to a report in The…

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A Green Day Christmas: American Idiot Pals Go Caroling

American Idiot stars John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands and Michael Esper recently braved the freezing temperatures and hit the streets of NYC to bring some good will and holiday cheer to fans…

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Aladdin – review by Alfred Hickling

West Yorkshire Playhouse, LeedsLeeds's Grade I-listed market hall is one of the oldest and largest in Europe, with a colourful history of traders including Cheap Jack, purveyor of miracle pi…

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Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison Wish Fans Happy Holidays!

In a video Christmas card from 20th Century Fox, chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman welcome GLEE stars Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison to spread the holiday spirit to their loyal fans. Th…

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MERCHANT OF VENICE to Close in January; Re-Open in February for 3 Weeks

The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel announced a final extension today of Daniel Sullivan's critically…

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STAGE TUBE: Reeve Carney Sings 'O Mistress Mine' for Taymor's 'Tempest' Film

Check out this video of Reeve Carney, star of Julie Taymor's original Broadway production, SPIDERMAN Turn Off The Dark, and of her new film The Tempest, singing 'O Mistress Mine.' This song …

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Broadway Grosses: Elf Sets B.O. Record; Donny & Marie and Spider-Man Top $1 Million by Broadway.com Staff

Audiences showed their desire to get into the holiday spirit by snapping up more than $1.46 million in tickets to Elf, setting a record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre while earning the new tun…

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Dates Set for Jerusalem, Mark Rylance's Second Star Turn of the Broadway Season by Broadway.com Staff

Jez Butterworth’s West End hit Jerusalem will bow on Broadway with original star Mark Rylance reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, according …

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ArtsBeat: Five Questions About a List About Movies About Theater by Erik Piepenburg

A list compiles some of the movies about theater that every theater-lover should know about.

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 12/19/10 by Ken Davenport

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending Dec. 19, 2010: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm A FREE MAN OF COLOR $214,439 4,253 50.97% $50.42 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC …

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ELF Breaks Its Own Box Office Record at the Hirschfeld

SHATTERS OWN BOX OFFICE RECORD AT THE AL HIRSCHFELD THEATRE  GROSSING $1,464,912.50 FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 19, 2010 Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Feature…

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WICKED Welcomes Teal Wicks as Newest Elphaba Beginning Feb 1

WICKED WELCOMES BROADWAY’S NEWEST ELPHABA TEAL WICKS BEGINS PERFORMANCES FEBRUARY 1, 2011 *   *   *   *   *   *   *  …

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Lee Rocker Joins Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for 12 Performances Only

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET TO WELCOME LEE ROCKER TO BROADWAY CAST FOR 12 PERFORMANCES ONLY GRAMMY NOMINEE TO ASSUME ROLE OF ‘JAY PERKINS’ JANUARY 21-31 MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit B…

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From an artful pitcher, a bitter sip of history by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

It was only on about my 13th visit to the new Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts that I noticed this pitcher. It was made around 1876 and would have been used to serve beer …

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Focused on the streets by June Wulff, Globe Staff

Look closely and perhaps you’ll see yourself in one of the 40 black-and-white shots at “On the Streets: Photographs by Russell duPont . ’’ Since the ’60s, the W…

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Another Extension for 'Merchant of Venice' on Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

The play will go on hiatus while Al Pacino works on a film, then resume performances for three weeks beginning Feb. 1.

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Five Questions About a List About Movies About Theater by Erik Piepenburg

A list compiles some of the movies about theater that every theater-lover should know about.

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ still brings the funny, but not as much by J. Kelly Nestruck

A hit in Stratford, it seems to have lost something en route to Toronto

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PHOTO FLASH: Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, James Roday, et al. at Red Dog Squadron Holiday Fundraiser

Red Dog Squadron held a holiday party on Saturday, December 18 as a fundraiser for its upcoming production of Karl Gajdusek's greedy, which will run January 8-29 at El Centro Theatre. …

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"Glee" Stars Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison Get into the Holiday Spirit (Video) by Adam Hetrick

Nothing says Christmas like Sue Sylvester, right? She might be the Scroogiest character on “Glee,” but she’s also one of the funniest. The folks at Fox are hoping you’…

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The 39 Steps Offering Chance to Win Trip to London by Andrew Gans

To celebrate the final performance of Off-Broadway’s The 39 Steps, the production will raffle a trip to London that includes two round-trip airline tickets, a three-night breakfast-inc…

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/19

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12192010

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Rylance Brings JERUSALEM to Broadway; Previews Begin April 2 at the Music Box Theatre

Tony and Olivier Award winning star Mark Rylance La Bte, Boeing-Boeing will recreate his wildly acclaimed, multi award-winning performance as Johnny Rooster' Byron on Broadway in the Royal C…

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The Cast of Freckleface Strawberry Celebrates a New Sundae (and CD) at Serendipity 3 by Bruce Glikas

Sweet! That’s the verdict of the cast of Freckleface Strawberry, who gathered at Serendipity 3 on December 20 to sample a new sundae created in honor of their family-friendly off-Broad…

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Spider-Man's Reeve Carney Pines For His 'Mistress' in The Tempest by Broadway.com Staff

Reeve Carney is currently flying high as the title character in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, but you can also catch the rising star on the big screen in his other Julie Taymor-directed pro…

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First Look: Spider-Man Unleashes Its Web on Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

Everybody's buzzing about the highly anticipated Broadway extravaganza Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark—and now Broadway.com has your first look at Julie Taymor's stage spectacle …

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Complete Cast of War Horse Includes Seth Numrich, Matt Doyle, Peter Hermann & More by Broadway.com Staff

The 35-member cast of the forthcoming Broadway production of War Horse has been announced. The acclaimed drama, adapted by Nick Stafford from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, will begin previe…

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Celebrity Moms Cheer Family Musical Dear Edwina on Opening Night by Broadway.com Staff

Need ideas for wintertime family fun? Follow the lead of celeb moms such as Brooke Shields, Mary-Louise Parker and Donna Murphy and take the kids to see Dear Edwina, the family-friendly tune…

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ArtsBeat: Rooster Will Rise Again in Broadway Transfer of 'Jerusalem' by Dave Itzkoff

Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier Award-winning role as Johnny "Rooster" Byron, the drug-fueled former daredevil, in Jez Butterworth's play.

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Playwright Max G. Weine dies

Legit News: His work was produced Off Broadway -- Playwright Max G. Weine died Dec. 18 in New York City of complications from Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer. He was 89.

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A Python sighting in Oakbrook Terrace; 'Tupperware' at the Royal George by Chris Jones

Eric Idle, the creator of "Spamalot," is expected at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace Tuesday, where he plans to watch a rehearsal of the theater's licensed production of his Broad…

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Rooster Will Rise Again in Broadway Transfer of 'Jerusalem' by Dave Itzkoff

Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier Award-winning role as Johnny "Rooster" Byron, the drug-fueled former daredevil, in Jez Butterworth's play.

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Matt Doyle, Seth Numrich, T. Ryder Smith, et al. Set for Broadway's War Horse

Lincoln Center has announced casting for its Broadway production of The National Theatre of Great Britain's War Horse, to begin previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 15, with…

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Roseanne Barr, Tabatha Coffey, Olympia Dukakis, et al. to Appear at Borders Columbus Circle in January

Borders Books has announced the special events that will be taking place at its Columbus Circle store in January. Among the highlights will be an appearance by Academy Award winner Olympia …

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Cast of 35 Announced for WAR HORSE on Broadway!

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of WAR HORSE to be presented this spring by Lincoln Center Theater and the Nation…

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelsey Grammer Star in Film 'I Don't Know How She Does It'

Stage and screen stars Kelsey Grammer and Sarah Jessica Parker will star in the film I Don't Know How She Does It, according to the Los Angeles Times. Based on Allison Pearson's first-person…

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Photo Coverage: Sneak Peak - SPIDER-MAN on Broadway!

As previously reported, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark has delayed its opening night previously set for January 11, 2011 to Monday, February 7. Directed by Julie Taymor and featuring a book by…

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ArtsBeat: 'War Horse' Corrals Its American Cast by Dave Itzkoff

The Lincoln Center Theater production, adapted from the Michael Morpurgo novel, will employ a cast of 35 actors all new to the play.

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Garrison Keilor Pans Mark Twain Autobiography in the New York Times

Will they take back his Mark Twain Award? "Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vo. 1" may be a hot seller but Garrison Keillor's review in Sunday's New York Times Book Review wasn't exactly glowing…

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National Portrait Gallery Rejects Artist's Request to Remove His Work by Kate Taylor

AA Bronson wanted a work withdrawn from the show from which the gallery removed a disputed video.

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'War Horse' Corrals Its American Cast by Dave Itzkoff

The Lincoln Center Theater production, adapted from the Michael Morpurgo novel, will employ a cast of 35 actors all new to the play.

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff to Receive In-Store DVD Release January 11

The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff, featuring over 25 minutes of uncensored material not aired on television, will receive a nationwide in-store release on DVD on January 11. Tap…

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Klea Blackhurst, Stephanie J. Block, Christine Ebersole to Guest Star in A Swinging Birdland Christmas

A trio of guest stars has been announced for A Swinging Birdland Christmas, running December 20-25. Christine Ebersole will appear on Monday, December 20, Stephanie J. Block will appear on …

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Three Pianos by Stagegrade

What tune are critics singing about "Three Pianos"?

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Ailey/JazzCity Center, New York

The dance dwarfs everything, in this belated revival of Duke Ellington's last composition, writes Apollinaire Scherr

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Fables – A Film Opera, Shoreditch Church, London

This pioneering production, fusing opera and film, gives a thought-provoking account of the positive and negative power of community, says Laura Battle

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Beasts and Beauties, Hampstead Theatre, London

This superb show fuses stage play and child's play with pleasing simplicity, with eight tales retold pungently by Carol Ann Duffy, writes Sarah Hemming

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Andrea McArdle Leads CRT's URINETOWN in April

Broadway, TV and Film actress Andrea McArdle will star in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's CRT production of the smash-hit Broadway Musical Urinetown, April 14 - 17 amp 27 - 30, 2011 in the H…

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Gets, Kimball, Kudisch, Steggert Celebrate LaChuisa 1/10; New Songs & More

An intimate evening of talk and song celebrating the male roles from the musical songbook of 5-time Tony nominated composer, Michael John LaChiusa, whose works include Little Fish, Marie Chr…

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West Side Story’s Sarah Amengual Looks Back on Her Fairytale Year by Broadway.com Staff

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year …

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Here Comes Santa Claus! Elf's George Wendt Talks Broadway, Cheers and Michael Jackson by Michael Mellini

Santa Claus is working overtime this year by delivering all those toys and performing eight shows a week! Well, not quite, but Broadway audiences can catch TV icon George Wendt take on the b…

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A South Korean Tenor Makes His Mark at the Met, With La Scala Next by Anthony Tommasini

Yonghoon Lee wins admirers for his work in "Don Carlo."

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Grammy Nominee Lee Rocker to Play Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet for Limited Engagement

Lee Rocker, bassist and vocalist for the Grammy nominated band The Stray Cats, will play the role of Jay Perkins in Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet, at the Nederlander Theatre, for a …

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ELF Shatters Own Box Office Record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features announced today that the new Broadway musical ELF shattered its previous box office record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 …

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Photo Coverage: WILDCAT Benefits The Actor's Fund

Junior Mendez, Luba Mason and Robert Cuccioli star in the Cy Coleman-Carolyn Leigh musical Wildcat, which was presented last night, December 19 in Manhattan to benefit the Actors Fund. The e…

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Welcomes Lee Rocker For 12 Performances

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Lee Rocker, bassist and vocalist for the Grammy nominated band The Stray Cats, to the cast for a limited time only.

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Pee-wee Herman Celebrates Christmas With Cher, Charo and More by Broadway.com Staff

Silver bell, silver bells, it's Christmas time in the city...and Broadway.com is celebrate by bringing you festive videos featuring Broadway's biggest stars! Fans of The Pee-Wee Herm…

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Bloody Bloody’s Benjamin Walker Answers Your Questions About Makeup, Nudity & More by Broadway.com Staff

Good morning, Mr. President! Broadway hottie Benjamin Walker, currently starring as our seventh commander-in-chief in rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, recently headed to Broadway.c…

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Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats Headed to Million Dollar Quartet by Broadway.com Staff

Grammy nominee Lee Rocker will make his Broadway debut as Jay Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet when he joins the show for 12 performances only, January 21–31, 2011. Rocker joins the c…

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Architectural Archives Donated to Yale by Robin Pogrebin

The materials are from the firm of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates.

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Andrea McArdle Cast in "Urinetown" at Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Andrea McArdle, who originated the title role in "Annie" on Broadway in 1977, will play Penelope Pennywise in the musical "Urinetown" at Connecticut Repertory Theatre on the UConn campus in …

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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EXCLUSIVE NEWS FLASH: Donna Hanover Discusses Returning to Stage in Hillbilly Women

As previously reported on TheaterMania, former New York City First Lady Donna Hanover will return to the stage next month in the play Hillbilly Women at the Arclight Theatre. Sondra Lee will…

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Teal Wicks, Kyle Dean Massey to Join Broadway's Wicked

Teal Wicks will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, playing at the Gershwin Theatre, on February 1. It has also been announced that Kyle Dean Massey will repris…

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelsey Grammer to Star in I Don't Know How She Does It Film

Stage veterans Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelsey Grammer will headline the film I Don't Know How She Does It, based on Allison Pearson's first-person comic tale of a high-powered fin…

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Hans Altwies, Denis Arndt, Bhama Roget, Amy Thone Set for Alley Theatre's God of Carnage

Hans Altwies, Denis Arndt, Bhama Roget, and Amy Thone will star in the Alley Theatre's production of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, January 7-30. Wilson Mi…

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WEST SIDE STORY Revival Becomes Longest Running WSS On Broadway

On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Tony Award-winning production of WEST SIDE STORY becomes the longest running incarnation of the groundbreaking musical, playing its 733 performance surpassi…

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Anne Hathaway, Colin Firth, et. al, Receive Satellite Awards, 12/19

The Social Network took the prize for the Best Motion Picture Drama at the 2010 International Press Academy's Satellite Awards ceremony held on Sunday, December 19 in Los Angeles' Hyatt Rege…

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Rock of Ages’ Joey Taranto Vows to Rein In His Retail Habit in 2011 by Broadway.com Staff

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year …

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Teal Wicks and Kyle Dean Massey Will Head to Oz as Wicked’s New Elphaba and Fiyero by Broadway.com Staff

Teal Wicks will be Broadway’s newest green girl when she steps into the role of Elphaba in Wicked on February 1, 2011, and former Broadway.com video blogger Kyle Dean Massey will take …

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Fans Name Promises, Promises Best Broadway Show of 2010 by Broadway.com Staff

As 2010 comes to an end, Broadway.com editors chose our top five Broadway shows of the year—and we asked readers to chime in and vote for your favorites, too. Turns out that great mind…

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“The Nutcracker” Grows Up by Lauren Kay

American Ballet Theatre puts a vivid twist on a holiday classic As the holidays approach, the dance world offers its annual flurry of The Nutcracker, that classic holiday tale about a little…

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My Top 5 Broadway Special Effects by Ken Davenport

There was some great Spider-Man coverage in Variety over the weekend that looked at the show from a bunch of angles, from branding, to storytelling and yes, to spectacle. (The show actually …

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Sunset Boulevard by Terry Ponick

Sunset Boulevard is not the best musical that Andrew Lloyd Webber ever composed. While its primary storyline—the decline and fall of an aging silent film diva–is oddly compelling, it…

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Investigation Opened After Britain's 'X Factor' Lives Up to Its Name by Dave Itzkoff

The British office that regulates television is looking into risqué performances by Christina Aguilera and Rihanna drew more than 4,000 complaints from viewers.

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Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker at Mark Twain House

New Haven native Jill Eikenberry and her husband Michael Tucker (both of TV's "L.A. Law") will give a one-night-only reading of Mark Twain's "Diaries of Adam & Eve" at Hartford's Mark Tw…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Dark lyrics, obvious rhymes and one sizzling performance by J. Kelly Nestruck

The stage version of the children’s favourite is no new Christmas classic, but it has its moments

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Works by Chad Beckim, Bekah Brunstetter, Kara Lee Corthron, et al. Set for Ars Nova in 2011

Ars Nova has announced five of the theatrical offerings that it will be offering over an extended period during 2011. The first of these will be The Wii Plays (February 1-12), which will be…

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Obama tax bill resurrects credit for indie filmmakers and investors

The bill allows producers to deduct the cost of qualifying expenditures in the year they occur rather than having to amortize those costs over several years. This is great news for independe…

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Senator Harry Reid cites Lady Gaga’s meat dress & Lindsay Lohan’s rehab in START treaty push

Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is attacking GOP claims that he’s rushing the treaty through, alleging there has been more than ample time to review it and raise questions. His office circ…

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Barbara Walters made people cringe over her remark to Brian Williams

Barbara Walters made some TV insiders cringe when she told NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on Larry King's final CNN show Thursday, "You see, if I hadn't left, I would have your job t…

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Director Danny Boyle on his film 127 Hours

Danny Boyle: "One of the things I believe in is to be extreme. I don’t mean do things for shock value, but to tell a story as extremely as possible. People go to the cinema to see the whol…

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Music web sites dispute legality of their closing

Federal authorities shut down five Web sites last month on suspicion of copyright infringement, they gave no warning and offered no details of their investigation, and they have not filed an…

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Been there, seen that: does sex still sell movies?

Once, the sight of a Hollywood star's bottom or breasts was rare and exciting. Now they're all at it – and the results bore us. It's time for the marketing men to think more cleverly, says…

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Brian Williams started Making a Difference segments on NBC Nightly News

Making a Difference segments highlight good news and people who give their time to help others. The segments began in 2009 and are suggested by viewers and NBC News staffers. "It just resona…

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Madonna: $2.5 million to Kaballah

In 2009 Madonna donated almost $2.5 million to Karen and Phillip Berg’s Kabbalah efforts: $2.25 million to Raising Malawi, the Kabbalah fronted organization run by the Bergs’ son, Michae…

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Amy Adams: I wasn't put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit

Ever since giving birth to daughter Aviana in May, the actress has been aware of the pressure Hollywood puts on new mothers to lose the weight gained during pregnancy. The actress, 36, refu…

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Teal Wicks is Broadway's Next Elphaba; Kyle Dean Massey to Return as Fiyero

Beginning performances on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, TEAL WICKS will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED. Ms. Wicks is making her Broadway debut after playing the ro…

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Betty White Named AP's Entertainer of the Year

Betty White has won the title of AP's Entertainer of the Year. The 88-year-old actress, currently starring in the sitcom Hot in Cleveland, received more votes than Fox's popular TV show GLEE…

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Photo Coverage: LOMBARDI Celebrates the Holidays and the Packers at Bowlmor Lanes

The cast of the hit Broadway show LOMBARDI celebrated the season yesterday, December 19, with a holiday celebration during the Green Bay PackersNew England Patriots game. The company kicked …

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Promises, Promises Star Sean Hayes Unveils His 'Fame Wall' Portrait by Broadway.com Staff

He’s tweeted (teasingly!) about Kristin Chenoweth’s popularity in Broadway.com fan polls, but now Sean Hayes of Promises, Promises is getting his very own portrait on the “…

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Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Colbert and Jay O. Sanders Set for Benefit Reading of Betrayal by Broadway.com Staff

It looks like Stephen Sondheim’s recent guest appearance on The Colbert Report awakened thespian dreams in host Stephen Colbert. The TV host and his wife, Evelyn McGee-Colbert, will jo…

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South Pacific by Gary Tischler

David Pittsinger and Carmen Cusack may not be household names in the annals of theater, past or present. For sure, they can’t be called theater legends, even in the age of instant hyperbol…

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Time Lords A-Leaping: Steven Moffat Explains the 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special by Dave Itzkoff

This year's special, a science-fiction tribute to Dickens's "Christmas Carol," will also be the first "Doctor Who" episode to have its premiere in the United States and Britain on the same d…

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A Lawyerly Chat With 'Law and the Multiverse' by John Schwartz

James Daily and Ryan Davidson are the dynamic duo behind "Law and the Multiverse," a new blog that looks at the legal issues in comic books.

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Alec Baldwin, Colin Firth, Anne Hathway, Laura Linney, Al Pacino et al. Win Satellite Awards

The winners of the International Press Academy's Satellite Awards have been announced. The prizes were presented in a ceremony held on Sunday, December 19 at the Hyatt Regency Century P…

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Katy Marks, Lucy Marks, Andrew Nolan, Edward Rowet Set for Site-Specific The Shape of Things in London

Casting has been announced for Rhapsody of Words' site-specific production of Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things, to run January 27 - March 6 at The Gallery Soho in London. Tom Att…

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John Treacy Egan to Perform Rudolph Unplugged at Triad

John Treacy Egan will perform his holiday cabaret Rudolph Unplugged at The Triad on Tuesday, December 21 at 7pm and 9pm, and Wednesday, December 29 at 9pm. Written by Egan, Rudolph Unplugge…

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David Beckham accepts Lifetime Achievement Award: Victoria, you're an inspiration to me

Victoria Beckham was reduced to tears as her husband David was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. An emotional Beckham also found it difficult no…

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Simon Cowell: More charismatic, creative and entertaining than people he promotes

Since launching Pop Idol with his one-time friend Simon Fuller in 2001, Mr Cowell’s rise to power has been relentless. He became a judge on American Idol a year later, formed his own compa…

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Jermaine Jackson: thief stole $200,000 in valuables from his home

Michael Jackson's big brother Jermaine Jackson filed a police report stating that a thief made off with nearly $200,000 in valuables from his home in California three months ago.

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Trailer for Fela! NT Live Screening (Video) by Thomas Peter

The National Theatre production of Fela!, the musical celebrating the life of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, will be broadcast around the U.K. and the world as part of the NT Live…

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Voting Opens for 2010 Broadway World Toronto Awards!

BroadwayWorld, the largest theater site on the web, today announced that voting has begun for the 2010 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards There 453 nominees in the 26 categories representing theat…

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GRACE NOTES - Dec. 20, 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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Driving Miss Daisy and the Pinter plays by Richard Seff

Driving Miss Daisy is a holiday gift from some seventeen producers (imagine, for a play with 3 actors, 3 costumes and a few set pieces!). It’s a gift because, although the play is a pleasa…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Review: If That's All There Is

This madcap show about a frazzled bride and groom is as engaging as is it obtuse.

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Raul Esparza On the ASTEP NYC CHRISTMAS Concert Tonight!

Tonight is the annual ASTEP benefit concert at 7 PM on at Joes Pub, so be sure catch Raul Esparza as the host of NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS, directed by Lynne Shankel, to benefit Actors Strivin…

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BWW JR: Dear Edwina

If you are like most parents, you love your kids to death but that doesn't stop you from cringing every time your seven-year-old fails to say Thank you or your two-year-old insists on greet…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Below the Palladium stage...

More from Production Manager Matt Towell as he shows us how the London Palladum is being transformed - this time we're BELOW the stage - and it's a bit noisy again

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Cinderella by Ben Demers

Be it the idea of wishes coming true or the hope of finding one’s charming prince or beautiful princess, fairytales possess lasting and almost universal appeal – perhaps none mor…

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C Is for Christmas Wish: Cookie Monster Gets on 'Saturday Night Live' by Dave Itzkoff

The greedy blue "Sesame Street" character eats up a portion of Jeff Bridges's "S.N.L." monologue with a holiday-themed duet.

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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A spree of Schubert and schnapps

Not for nothing is there an "official wine sponsor" at New York Theatre Workshop these days. Mass quantities of bottle red are passed down the rows of theatergoers, thus sharing the party mo…

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Spidey spins epic technical challenge

Legit News: Seven stage managers try to corral Broadway spectacular -- On Broadway, there's big. And then there's "Spider-Man" big.

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Long-lost ‘Mary Poppins’ screen tests unveiled by Bob [cta]

Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn and Lady Elaine Fairchilde are just a few who screen tested to play that magical movie nanny Mary Poppins. Don’t believe me? Just look: This comes from the…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Megan Fox flaunts it in tiny black bikini

The Jonah Hex actress and her husband, Brian Austin Green, were spotted on a beach in Hawaii where Megan sizzled in a tiny black bikini.

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Tron Legacy downloaded $43.6 million for top box office spot

Yogi Bear wasn't better than your average talking-animal movie, snaring an estimated $16.7 million. Despite the presence of big-name actors, How Do You Know was the biggest bust, collecting…

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Paris Hilton steals the stage at her motorcycle launch after party

The 29-year-old socialite ensured the attention was well and truly on at the Supermartxe VIP Party at Fabrik. She took to the stage at the party in Madrid and cavorted with dancers clad in A…

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Saturday Night Live clip of Jeff Bridges dueting with Cookie Monster becomes viral video hit

The duo helped close out the year with a fun rendition of Silver Bells, which included the famous blue cookie critter giving Santa a pitch for an iPad -- for the digital cookies, naturally.

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Nicki Minaj's alleged sex tape hits the Internet

According to the rumor mill, the 26-year-old's private video was leaked online. Although too grainy to completely make out, the flick features a topless woman, resembling Minaj, who just hap…

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Paramore confirm departure of two founding members

The band announced that guitarist Josh Farro and drummer Zac Farro -- two founding members of the multi-platinum pop-punk group -- were leaving the band, confirming speculations that hit the…

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Walking tours are the real fringe theatre | Andy Field by Andy Field

Their ghost stories may not be entirely trustworthy, but tour guides recondition the world we see. Surely that counts as theatreWhen I was younger, I had a job as a ghost tour guide. Dressed…

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BWW's On This Day - December 20, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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'Heaven' to hit stage

Legit News: Frankel, Korie, Greenberg to pen musical of Haynes pic -- Todd Haynes' 2002 pic "Far From Heaven" is getting the tuner treatment, with "Grey Gardens" songwriting pair Scott Frank…

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'Spider-Man' leads pack of large-scale musicals

Legit News: Delay still keeps opening ahead of the rush -- The latest delay for Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" pushes the musical's opening night closer to the spate of big, spla…

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A musical of peaks and Valli by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

Thanks to the televised antics of Snooki, the Situation, and the rest of those budding Rhodes Scholars on “Jersey Shore,’’ it’s been a rough year, image-wise, for the…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Rapper G. Dep on confessing to 17 year old murder: I really didn't think that he died

Trevell Coleman -- whose rap name is G-Dep -- said cops dropped the bombshell after he went into the 25th Precinct station house to admit to the Oct. 19, 1993, shooting of John Henkel.

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Vanessa Hudgens: I'm good with ex Zac Efron

"We're good," the actress said when asked how things are between the two of them, while giving a thumbs up. The starlet seemed in high spirits as she celebrated her 22nd birthday at Las Vega…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Stephen Sondheim: A life in music by Emma Brockes

'I'm a great audience. I cry very easily. I suspend disbelief in two seconds'When Stephen Sondheim was in his 30s, he would get approached, occasionally, by out-of-town theatre companies, s…

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Shadowy path to MFA and a glorious return by Geoff Edgers, Globe Staff

The embroidered panel is just 14-by-20 inches. But the director of the tiny Italian museum never forgot it. Just before World War II, he spotted it in a drawer of a church in Trent, a town i…

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Signature Theatre's "Sunset Boulevard" does its best to dazzle

Signature Theatre's "Sunset Boulevard" does its best to dazzle

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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TIME STANDS STILL Christina Ricci Set For Rachel Ray 12/20

Christina Ricci, who is making her Broadway debut in TIME STANDS STILL, will appear on the Monday, December 20 episode of Rachael Ray.

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Rattling off a list of praise for Debussy gem by James Jorden

The decades-overdue debut of Sir Simon Rattle at the Met Friday night demonstrated brilliantly just what we've been missing: His conducting of "Pelléas et Mélisande" is the musical pinnacl…

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Piano paean can be a pain by Elisabeth Vincentelli

It's not often that you hear Schubert's melan choly song cycle "Win terreise" ("Winter Journey") in a down town theater. And not with classical musicians, either, but with three scruffy dude…

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Bianca Marroquin Returns to CHICAGO as 'Roxie,' 12/20

On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Broadway company of the international musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart, …

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Cumpsty Joins Skinner, Fraser et al. in Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, 12/20

Michael Cumpsty one of the recent stars of the hit film Eat, Pray, Love joins the cast of Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw presentation of HEARTBREAK HOUSE, a light comedy about the r…

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O'Hara, Bean, et. al., Lead 5th Annual 'BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS,' 12/20

The Broadway Boys will host the 5th annual BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS on December 20th at 7pm. The benefit concert for Toys for Tots will be held at Symphony Space's Thalia Theater and will cel…

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This Week on Broadway for December 19, 2010: Amanda (re) Peet by James Marino

James Marino, Matthew Murray and Michael Portantiere discuss The Break of Noon, as well as this week's news from around Broadway (Spider-Man, Scottsboro Boys, Thora Birch, Sondheim on Colber…

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Class Notes: Bess Glorioso by Lauren Class Schneider

Lauren Class Schneider talks to Bess Glorioso about transitioning from theatre to medical school, then back to theatre again.

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In Praise of John Dunlop by Peter Filichia

It started on Thursday, when "geof" on All That Chat noted that Dec. 16 was the 50th anniversary of the opening of Wildcat - the N. Richard Nash-Cy Coleman-Carolyn Leigh musical that starred…

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Books of The Times: ‘American Rose’ By KAREN ABBOTT by JANET MASLIN

“American Rose,” a biography of Gypsy Rose Lee, often focuses more on its subject’s times than her life.

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A Trouper Unleashes Backstage Tales by STEPHEN HOLDEN

The British entertainer Bonnie Langford delivers a compendium of songs and showbiz anecdotes in “Bonnie Langford Spends Christmas in New York.”

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Stephen Sondheim: A life in music by Emma Brockes

When Stephen Sondheim was in his 30s, he would get approached, occasionally, by out-of-town theatre companies, struggling with a production. He was the hot new thing, the lyricist of West Si…

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Feature: 25 Special Holiday Memories by Ellis Nassour

Over two dozen celebrities, including Nick Adams, Lorna Luft, Donna Murphy, Brad Oscar, Lea Salonga, and Karen Ziemba, share their recollections of the season.

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Piano paean can be a pain by ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

It's not often that you hear Schubert's melan choly song cycle "Win terreise" ("Winter Journey") in a down town theater. And not with classical musicians, either, but with three scruffy dud…

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The gospel truth is, it's entertaining by FRANK SCHECK

'Black Nativity," the all- black retelling of the Na tivity story, has been a holiday staple since 1961. This year's edition -- an updated, retitled "Black Nativity Now" -- commits the Scro…

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Theater Review | ‘Hysteria’ and ‘If That’s All There Is’: The Ordinary Can Pave the Road to Insanity by JASON ZINOMAN

Inspector Sands, a smartly off-kilter British company, is making an attention-getting introduction to New York with two shows in repertory.

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Theater Review | 'My Last Play': Oh, Come in. Glad to See You. Would You Like a Book? by JASON ZINOMAN

“My Last Play” by Ed Schmidt takes place in Mr. Schmidt’s living room in Carroll Gardens.

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Review: Three Pianos by Andy Propst

This ambitious mash-up of schoolboy humor and classical music is often touching, but ultimately feels overextended.

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Review: Bonnie Langford Spends Christmas in New York by David Finkle

The British musical theater star's cabaret act at 59E59 Theaters proves she's got the whole package.

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Raul Esparza and Orfeh Celebrate a New York City Christmas at Joe's Pub Dec. 20

Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza (Company) hosts New York City Christmas, the third annual benefit concert featuring Broadway folk singing new, hip and stirring arrangements of Christmas clas…

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STAGE TO SCREENS: John Cameron Mitchell and David Lindsay-Abaire Jump Down a Cinematic "Rabbit Hole"

Director John Cameron Mitchell, screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire dug deep to bring the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole to the screen.

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Free Reading of Ocean in a Teacup Musical, With Quentin Earl Darrington, Offered Dec. 20

A free reading of the new musical Ocean in a Teacup will be presented Dec. 20 at 7 PM at Roy Arias Theater in Manhattan.

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Brian Murray, Emily Skinner, Alison Fraser, Mary Testa Suffer Heartbreak Dec. 20

The Project Shaw series continues Dec. 20 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House, which is billed as a "comedy about life, love, longing and laughter."

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Chuck Cooper, Shoshana Bean, Liz Callaway, Annie Golden, Darius de Haas Sing for Toys Dec. 20

The 5th annual Broadway Sings for Toys benefit, hosted by The Broadway Boys, plays Symphony Space's Thalia Theater Dec. 20.

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Bianca Marroquin Plays Holiday Engagement in Broadway's Chicago Starting Dec. 20

The Broadway company of Chicago welcomes Bianca Marroquin back to the production at the Ambassador Theatre Dec. 20 for a three-week limited engagement through Jan. 9, 2011, in the role of Ro…

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Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 20

1912 Laurette Taylor stars in Peg O' My Heart, written and directed by her husband, J. Hartley Manners. This story of a winsome orphan becomes a vehicle for Taylor, and she will revive it of…

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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. 18, 2010.Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast RecordingWicked, Original Broadway Cast RecordingRock of Age…

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New York City Christmas, With Esparza and More, Will Have Fresh Tunes Among Evergreens Dec. 20 by Kenneth Jones

The third annual New York City Christmas, a benefit concert at Joe’s Pub at 7 PM Dec. 20, will not be a mere repeat of previous years, or just a rehash of the lively album of the same …

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Jujamcyn Theaters Present Holiday Video Greetings by Thomas Peter

A special holiday video has been released by Jujamcyn Theaters. Set to American Idiot’s “Good Riddance (The Time of Your Life),” the video features nods to the Broadway sho…

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BWW's On This Day - December 20, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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TIME STANDS STILL Christina Ricci Set For Rachel Ray 12/20 by BWW News Desk

Christina Ricci, who is making her Broadway debut in TIME STANDS STILL, will appear on the Monday, December 20 episode of Rachael Ray.

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O'Hara, Bean, et. al., Lead 5th Annual 'BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS,' 12/20

The Broadway Boys will host the 5th annual BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS on December 20th at 7pm. The benefit concert for Toys for Tots will be held at Symphony Space's Thalia Theater and will cel…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:00AM

Bianca Marroquin Returns to CHICAGO as 'Roxie,' 12/20 by BWW News Desk

On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Broadway company of the international musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart, …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:00AM

Cumpsty Joins Skinner, Fraser et al. in Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, 12/20

Michael Cumpsty one of the recent stars of the hit film Eat, Pray, Love joins the cast of Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw presentation of HEARTBREAK HOUSE, a light comedy about the r…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:00AM

Rudetsky Hosts at the Triad with Martin, Monk & Garber Monday

Seth Rudetsky Broadway host on SIRIUSXM radio will team up with TonyEmmy Award winner Andrea Martin YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, MY FAVORITE YEAR, SCTV, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING for the first of his …

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BWW Exclusive InDepth InterView Part 2: Raul Esparza Talks NORMAL HEART, EVITA, Future Roles & The Art of Acting by Pat Cerasaro

Here is the second part of our three-part discussion, in which Esparza and I analyze his roles and performances in plays, as well as a thorough discussion of the art of acting - and, additio…

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STAGE TUBE: Happy Holidays from Jujamcyn 2010

Jujamcyn has created a holiday video, highlighting their 2010 accomplishments and milestones including births, weddings, charities and of course shows like AMERICAN IDIOT and ELF.

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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Holiday Special - ELF, Christmas Eve with Ann Harada & More! by Broadway Beat

The all new 21st Season of Broadway Beat is here This week catch it's Broadway Beat's Christmas Special with ELF, Ann Harada as Christmas Eve and more

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STAGE TUBE: Laura Bell Bundy's Cooter County's Nativity Idol

Laura Bell Bundy, country music and Broadway star of HAIRSPRAY and LEGALLY BLONDE fame, has been working on a sketch web series called Cooter County. Cooter County is home to some crazy peop…

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Bonnie Langford Spends Christmas in New York by Erik Haagensen

Bonnie Langford has taken the traditional autobiographical approach. The result is mostly, to paraphrase a song from Langford's only Broadway credit, friendly and funny and fine.

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If That's All There Is by Erik Haagensen

That thumping sound you hear is my heart in overdrive. I've fallen head over heels for the young British physical-theater company Inspector Sands and its anarchic sense of humor.

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NY Review: 'Three Pianos' by David Sheward

While this unique combination frat party and musical history lesson is sometimes entertaining and informative, it's way too loosey-goosey to be ultimately satisfying. Plenty of free booze, though.Linked From Backstage at 12:00AM

A spree of Schubert and schnapps in 'Three Pianos'

Not for nothing is there an "official wine sponsor" at New York Theatre Workshop these days. Mass quantities of bottle red are passed down the rows of theatergoers, thus sharing the party mo…

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'Heaven' to hit stage

Legit News: Frankel, Korie, Greenberg to pen musical of Haynes pic -- Todd Haynes' 2002 pic "Far From Heaven" is getting the tuner treatment, with "Grey Gardens" songwriting pair Scott Frank…

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'Spider-Man' leads pack of large-scale musicals

Legit News: Delay still keeps opening ahead of the rush -- The latest delay for Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" pushes the musical's opening night closer to the spate of big, spla…

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A Funny Thing not quite as funny as before by Richard Ouzounian

Bruce Dow far more suited to the leading role than Sean Cullen.

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Rebecca Northan’s hot date with the Big Apple by DAVE McGINN

The Calgary comic’s one-woman show at Ars Nova drew gushing praise

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Ready for their close-up by Peter Marks

When Florence Lacey's Norma Desmond steps uncertainly into the spotlight on the Hollywood sound stage in "Sunset Boulevard" and sings the first notes of "As If We Never Said Goodbye," Andrew…

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Signature Theatre's "Sunset Boulevard" does its best to dazzle

Signature Theatre's "Sunset Boulevard" does its best to dazzle

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Best of 2010: Theater

Best of 2010: Theater

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Youtube Weekend Fave: Vanessa Redgrave

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. Oscar, Emmy and Tony Aw…

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Another flight delay for Broadway's ‘Spider-Man'

NEW YORK — Producers once again have delayed the opening of the troubled Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the show's fourth major delay this year. The dat…

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Yul Brynner as photographer

The Oscar and Tony Award winner was an accomplished photographer whose pictures are included in a four-volume set.The Oscar and Tony Award winner was an accomplished photographer whose pictu…

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Marilu Henner: ‘60 Minutes' On Her Incredible Memory

"60 Minutes" had a fascinating piece on tonight about folks with "superior autobiographical memory"--the ability to recall, in some detail, almost every day of their lives. And, in an intere…

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‘SNL': What Democrats Want For Christmas

What is the Democratic leadership dreaming about during this holiday season? The writers at "Saturday Night Live" think that they know.

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Have a Merry Klingon Christmas

A theater group has mounted a production of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" in Chicago, but with a twist--this version is in Klingon, the language of an alien race in the sci…

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‘SNL' Sends Up Facebook and WikiLeaks

Who is the real person of the year? On a skit on "Saturday Night Live," WikiLeaks' Julian Assange (played by Bill Hader) presented his case on why he should have beaten out Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg.Linked From The Wall Street Journal at 12:00AM

The Winter Doldrums Get a Little Warmer

With "Three Pianos," three local artists turn a Schubert song cycle into a hilarious, yet wise, examination of friendship, depression and classical music.

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MSG President 'Adopts' for Christmas

Hank Ratner launched the Garden of Dreams Foundation four years ago in an effort to combine the considerable power of some of the company's biggest pieces into one charitable endeavor.

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Play Flops On Broadway, Becomes Hits Everywhere Else

"John Cariani's 'Almost, Maine,' an earnest 19-character play about the romantic happenings one cold night in northern Maine, has since been produced around the world, including in Australia…

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Broadway's Haves And Have-Nots (One's Ailing)

"The other Broadway? The one with the new musicals and modern plays? It is in a Grinch-worthy slump. More than a dozen shows with high hopes but meager ticket sales are poised to close by th…

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2010 in review: Charles McNulty on theater by Charles McNulty

Not a banner year by any stretch, but good work will always out. This year, the advantage fell decidedly to directors who weren't afraid to let their artistry show.

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Review: Three Pianos at curtainup.com http://www.curtainup.com/3pianos.html by Elyse Sommer

this hard to classify 3-man show is probably one of the most unusual approaches to serious music as theate

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Marilu Henner's Super-Memory Summit

Actress Marilu Henner is becoming known for more than just "Taxi." She's one of the handful of people who scientists say can remember their entire lives.

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The Urge to Merge

In the Afterword to Stage Money: The Business of the Professional Theater the impact of the recession on the theater, particularly the not-for-profit theater, is examined. We write that stat…

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Belushi on Broadway? Aykroyd says he just might be

If John Belushi were alive today, he probably would have quit Hollywood and might be directing on Broadway instead, says his old comedy partner, Dan Aykroyd.

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Broadway Star Kristen Chenoweth to get Glee Type Sitcom and lets her Shoe Fly by SUZANNA BOWLING

Promises, Promises star and Broadway performer extraordinaire, Kristin Chenoweth, is getting her Christmas wish.

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Review: The Winter's Tale at curtainup.com by Lizzie Loveridge

this Royal Shakespeare production will be at New York's Lincoln Center next summer . . .

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