Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Fisher, Kupferer, Lacke, & Pasquesi Lead GOD OF CARNAGE at Goodman in 2011

Casting is complete for the Chicago premiere of Yasmina Reza's triple Tony Award-winning God of Carnage. Director Rick Snyder directs a cast in which highly skilled stage performers take on …

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Mary Beth Fisher, Keith Kupferer et al. Set for Goodman's God of Carnage

Mary Beth Fisher, Keith Kupferer, Beth Lacke, and David Pasquesi will star in the Goodman Theatre's production of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, March 5-Ap…

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Actress exits troubled 'Spider-Man' musical

Legit News: Natalie Mendoza suffered concussion Nov. 28 -- "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" co-star Natalie Mendoza, injured during the first preview of the new Broadway tuner, has departed t…

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Sinking Their Teeth Into Dracula

Michel Altieri, George Hearn, and Jake Silbermann discuss the new Off-Broadway production of the classic vampire story.

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Theatre Etiquette Time by Andrea

Okay, I've held off long enough.  Theatre etiquette time.A few folks have told me that the name of this blog would suggest someone who will only see shows at the Fox or "highbrow" intel…

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Klea Blackhurst, Jeff Daniels, Christine Lavin, Karen Ziemba, et al. Set for January Appearances at Birdland

Birdland has announced the acts that will play the famed club in January. Highlights of the month include singer Klea Blackhurst (January 10), singer-songwriter Christine Lavin with guest s…

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Frenchie Davis, Von Smith, Ty Taylor Set for Upright Cabaret's January 15 Mighty Mississipi Concert

Broadway veteran and American Idol alum Frenchie Davis will perform in Upright Cabaret's American Icon Series concert, Mighty Mississippi, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Satur…

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Leading actress pulls out of troubled Spider-Man musical

Natalie Mendoza, who played a leading role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has left the troubled show.

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Letters: Music for mezzos

Cecilia Bartoli is certainly correct that she is "not exactly a failure as a singer" ('I can admit it. I am jealous', Film&Music, 24 December). However, I would disagree that composers are u…

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Year in Review: The London Stage in 2010 by Matt Wolf

From Shakespeare to Sondheim, the theater scene in London brought something for almost everyone.

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ArtsBeat: 'Women on the Verge' of an Early Closing by Erik Piepenburg

The Lincoln Center Theater production will close on Jan. 2, three weeks earlier than its originally scheduled run.

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'Women on the Verge' of an Early Closing by Erik Piepenburg

The Lincoln Center Theater production will close on Jan. 2, three weeks earlier than its originally scheduled run.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown to Now Close January 2

The new Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, presented by Lincoln Center at the Belasco Theatre, will now close on Sunday, January 2 following the 7pm performance, rat…

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with SCKBSTD

Virginia Stage Company presents Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby's musical, entitled SCKBSTD will feature Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli ad will be directed by Tony winner John Rando. The pr…

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WOMEN ON THE VERGE to End Run Early; Show to Close January 2, 2011

Lincoln Center Theater under the direction of Andr Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer has announced that its production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BRE…

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Starry Women on the Verge Musical to Close Early on Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a musical adaptation of the Spanish movie of the same name by Pedro Almodovar, will play its final performance at the Belasco Theatre on Sunday, Ja…

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Broadway Box Office Tweets - Week Ending December 26, 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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Christmas brings cheer to Broadway

Legit News: Box office gets boost from vacationing auds -- The Christmas frame was once again a good time to be on Broadway -- that is, if your show had a well-established title that could…

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Spider-Woman Is Leaving Troubled ‘Spider-Man’ by Patrick Healy

Natalie Mendoza, who has been recovering from an injury sustained during a performance of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” is leaving the production.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Frenchie Davis Set for Upright Cabaret's January 15 Mighty Mississipi Concert

Broadway veteran and American Idol alum Frenchie Davis will perform in Upright Cabaret's American Icon Series concert, Mighty Mississippi, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Satur…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:00PM

Theater Review | 'Dollface': Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One ...Oh, You Have? by David Rooney

“Dollface,” a new musical set in the 1950s, brings humor straight from the Borscht Belt to the Lower East Side.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Wait. I was credible? by Gil

fromNuv Nuv <nuv####@yahoo.com>tobroadwayabridgeddateTue, Dec 28, 2010 at 4:50 PMsubjectBroadway Abridged - Gilsigned-byyahoo.comPlease just stop.  You're no …

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Mummenschanz at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts of New York University by Yvonne Korshak

... Surrealism in motion ... Mummenschanz creates a world in which creatures take on forms different from our world but are governed by the same laws of physics as our world. Performers dres…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center Honors

On Sunday, December 5, the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honored celebrated the talents and contributions of singer and songwriter Merle Haggard composer and lyricist Jerry Herman dancer, chore…

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ArtsBeat: Despite Snow, the Show Must Go On for Playbill Magazine, Too by Dave Itzkoff

The magazine has had to improvise a plan to deliver to Broadway theaters and other performance spaces after its production plant was cut off by cars and buses following Sunday's blizzard.

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A year for seeing promising signs by Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

In contrast to the dramatic action on the museum front, with the opening of the Museum of Fine Arts’ ambitious new Art of the Americas Wing, 2010 has seen local galleries in something …

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Been there, dune that by June Wulff, Globe Staff

Boston native Stephanie Foster hung out at C-Scape, a Provincetown dune shack where the photographer, columnist, and photojournalist had residencies in 2005, 2007, and 2009. Dune time is doc…

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The year’s top 10 by Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

Listed in order of opening: Gail Fitzgerald and Carl Ostendarp : Plasti-Kool II (Carroll and Sons)

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Despite Snow, the Show Must Go On for Playbill Magazine, Too by Dave Itzkoff

The magazine has had to improvise a plan to deliver to Broadway theaters and other performance spaces after its production plant was cut off by cars and buses following Sunday's blizzard.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Priscilla Lopez to Host A-T Children's Project Benefit

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will host A Very Special Evening XVI, a benefit for the A-T Children's Project, to be held at The Clark Studio Theatre, on Monday, January 17 at 8pm. …

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The Les Miserables Tour Cast Wish You Happy Holidays (Video) by Thomas Peter

The national tour of Les Miserables is keeping the holiday festivities going with this video featuring cast and crew members’ rendition of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” …

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The Plight of a Winter Playbill by Blake Ross

For 126 years, our magazine, the Playbill, has somehow, some way, made its way into theatres every night.  On Dec. 28, for the first time, it looked as though our streak of getting theatres…

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Spider-Man’s Natalie Mendoza May Exit Production by Broadway.com Staff

Natalie Mendoza, who plays Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark villainess Arachne, is in negotiations to exit the production, according to The New York Times. Mendoza suffered a concussion duri…

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MEMPHIS Celebrates 500th Show Wed Dec 29 at 2PM

CELEBRATES 500TH PERFORMANCE ON BROADWAY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010 MEMPHIS, winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, celebrates its 500th performance on Wednesday, D…

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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Composer Jerry Herman To Be Honored Tonight with Kennedy Center Honor

WINNER! THREE 2010 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL! TOP 10 OF 2010! NEW YORK TIMES  *  TIME MAGAZINE  *  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * TIME OUT NEW YORK  …

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Fellow Writers To Help Charles Bock with 'Most Literary Rent Party Ever' by Charles McGrath

Fellow novelists host fundraiser for novelist Charles Bock whose wife has leukemia.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Jordan Baker, Jeffrey DeMunn, Robin Moseley, Lucas Caleb Rooney et al. Set for Old Globe's Death of a Salesman

Full casting has been announced for Old Globe Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, to run January 22 - February 27. Pam MacKinnon will direct the productio…

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2010 Year-End Countdown: Favorite Playbill Videos of the Past Year

This past year Playbill Video brought you exciting interviews with Broadway directors, composers and stars, exclusive musical performances, and special celebrations. It was a tough choice, b…

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Injured actress leaves 'Spider-man' cast

Natalie Mendoza, who suffered an offstage concussion Nov. 28 during the first preview of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," has left the company, effective immediately, according to published …

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MEMPHIS Celebrates 500th Performance On Broadway 12/29

MEMPHIS, winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, celebrates its 500th performance on Wednesday, December 29th at 2pm at the Shubert Theatre.

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BRIEF ENCOUNTER Ends Broadway Engagement 1/2/11

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director in association with David Pugh amp Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld say farewell to Kneehigh Theatres critically acclaimed production of …

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STAGE TUBE: Roundabout Staff Discusses The Importance of Being Earnest

Tony Award winner Brian Bedford Tartuffe directs and stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about class and name-dropping. Here the staff of the Roundabout discusses th…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Another SPIDER-MAN Departure Coming?

Put this in the 'unconfirmed' column for now, but our Rialto Chatter tip line is hearing from multiple sources that Natalie Mendoza might not be the only actress departing SPIDER-MAN in the …

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Is “Three Pianos” a Musical Or Music Theatre? by Jonathan Mandell

With wine and song, three performers push the genre envelope It would be wrong to call Three Pianos a jukebox musical, even though it is a stage show created around a series of old songs. Af…

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Brian Bedford and Roundabout Staff Talk The Importance of Being Earnest (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award winner Brian Bedford discusses returning to the Roundabout Theatre Company in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which he directs and stars as Lady Bracknell. Th…

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SPRING AWAKENING, BONNIE & CLYDE Producer Swindles Tamara Tunie out of 1.4 Million

Showbiz411.com reports that Legally Blonde, Spring Awakening and Bonnie amp Clyde money-man, Joe Cilibrasi, has swindled Tamara Tunie, a client who he was managing financially, out of 1.4 mi…

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Josh Strickland Joins Brown et al. in 'Tim Rice & Friends' Benefit, 1/7

Josh Strickland, currently starring in PEEPSHOW and Holly's World on E, will join the cast of Broadway performers for Sir Tim Rice amp Friends, a salute to the Disney on Broadway songbook ho…

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ArtsBeat: Box Office Remains Strong for 'Spider-Man' in Challenging Week by Dave Itzkoff

The top-earning Broadway show for the Christmas week was "Wicked," while "Elf," "Billy Elliot," "Jersey Boys," "The Merchant of Venice" and "The Lion King" also grossed over $1 million.

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One of MTV's Teen Moms Is Arrested by Brian Stelter

Amber Portwood is facing charges of battery and neglect.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at noon (Broadway Time)
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A New Year’s Greeting From Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney (Photo) by Matt Blank

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will soon return to Broadway as Reno Sweeney in Roundabout’s 2011 revival of Anything Goes. Reno wishes all of her fans a Happy Holiday with this photo.…

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Lea Michele Hopes to Record Solo Album...in the Future

Although she currently says she is not ready, Lea Michele has announced that she hopes to one day record a solo album, following in the footsteps of GLEE costar Matthew Morrison. For the ti…

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'Grey Gardens,' 'Saturday Night Live' et al. Added to National Film Registry

Earlier today the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress published a list of 25 films to be added to the list of over 500 respected movies dating back to 1891. As specified by the…

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 12/26 by Ken Davenport

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending Dec. 26, 2010: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm A FREE MAN OF COLOR $143,850 3,640 43.62% $39.52 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC …

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Box Office Remains Strong for 'Spider-Man' in Challenging Week by Dave Itzkoff

The top-earning Broadway show for the Christmas week was "Wicked," while "Elf," "Billy Elliot," "Jersey Boys," "The Merchant of Venice" and "The Lion King" also grossed over $1 million.

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'The Nutcracker' Chronicles: In Virginia, a Nutcracker for Every State by Alastair Macaulay

This is the 25th "Nutcracker" production I've seen this season, and of the 23 I've seen for the first time it strikes me as the most perfect.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Take a bow, amateur critics by J. Kelly Nestruck

Critic J. Kelly Nestruck rounds up the year in theatre

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PHOTO FLASH: Sutton Foster in Anything Goes New Year's Promotional Photo

A special New Year's greeting promotional image has been released for the Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical Anything Goes, which will play the Ste…

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Elton John and David Furnish Become Parents of Baby Boy by Thomas Peter

Tony and Grammy Award winner Elton John and his partner David Furnish welcomed their own little Billy Elliot (Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, to be exact) on Dec. 25, according to Time. …

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Photo Flash: 'Reno Sweeney' Wishes You a Happy New Year!

Roundabout Theatre Company will present Joel Grey and Sutton Foster in Anything Goes in 2011. Directed amp choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will begin perf…

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/26

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12262010

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They showed me statistics and I slowed down. by Ken Davenport

I was doing about 70 MPH down the West Side Highway last week when I heard a public service announcement commercial on the radio about the New York City speed limit of . . . 30 MPH. "Ye…

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Stuntman Is Injured in Accident on Set of 'Hangover' Sequel by Dave Itzkoff

The studio said he is at a hospital in Bangkok.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Leading actress pulls out of troubled Spider-Man musical

Natalie Mendoza, the 30 year-old actress set to play the leading actress in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has left the troubled show permanently, according to a report.

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The Front Page, Grey Gardens, Saturday Night Fever, et al. Added to National Film Registry

The National Film Registry, a roster maintained by the National Film Preservation Board to safeguard films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant," has annou…

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Ann Harada to Guest Star in New York City Gay Men's Chorus Gala Benefit

Broadway veteran Ann Harada will be the special guest performer at Harmony, a musical gala benefiting the New York City Gay Men's Chorus & Youth Pride Chorus, to be held at Christie…

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Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky Added to South Coast Repertory Season

South Coast Repertory has added the world premiere of Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky to its 2010-2011 season. This SCR commission will play the Segerstrom Stage, April 1-May 1. The play…

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Ryan Gosling: I try not to make too many movies - I get sick of myself

The star of The Notebook, Lars and The Real Girl, and The Believer said: "I try not to make too many movies. I get sick of myself, so I can imagine how everyone else feels. And for the two t…

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Oprah Winfrey as Ambassador?

Biographer Kitty Kelley expects F.O.O. ("Friend of Oprah") Barack Obama to appoint talk show queen Oprah Winfrey as an ambassador at some point. "Barack Obama is going to give her something,…

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Mickey Rourke to star as a "man who plays rugby who is gay"

Appearing on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, Mickey Rourke discussed his plans for a picture in which he’ll play Gareth Thomas, a Welsh rugby player who has made headlines for being open about h…

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Mamma Mia! Star Judy McLane Offers a Toast to Life 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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Hartford Mayor in Final "Christmas Carol" Show

Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will perform in the final performance of the 2010 edition of "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas" at Hartford Stage Friday at 2 p.m. Sega…

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My 2010 theatrical resolutions report card by Bob [cta]

Let’s see how well I did meeting last year’s theatrical resolutions: 1) See more new, original works. I checked out many new companies in 2010 — companies that were new to …

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Angels in America by Jill Dolan

I’d heard mixed things about this production, since people had such strong attachments to the original Broadway version directed by George C. Wolfe, starring Stephen Spinella as Prior and …

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Amanda Seyfried to Return to HBO's Big Love for Final Episode

Amanda Seyfried will make a special return appearance in HBO's Big Love for the final episode in the series' five-season run, according to TVGuide.com. Seyfried played the role of…

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Dexter's Lauren Velez to Star in They Call Me La Lupe

Lauren Velez, who plays Lt. Maria Laguerta on Showtime's Dexter, will star in the solo show They Call Me La Lupe, presented by Dura Vida Productions in collaboration with Teatro LATEA, …

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2010 Films We're Most Likely To Forget Within 10 Years

What we’re looking for are movies so unmistakably nondescript and unoriginal in every single conceivable way that your brain deleted them on principal.

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National Film Registry of the Library of Congress names 25 films for 2010

The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has made its annual addition of 25 films to be preserved for their position as American cultural touchstones. The program started in 198…

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Hulk Hogan reveals graphic puncture wounds on his back after having spine rebuilt

These gruesome pictures show the aftermath of Hulk Hogan's marathon 9 hour surgery. The popular wrestler underwent a procedure last week for a problem with his spinal cord that has been plag…

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Artists faced with cancellations, empty seats now pressured to reduce prices

2010 was tough for the concert business as high prices kept many fans at home. Promoters now say they plan to make shows more affordable in But they'll also try to sell more T-shirts and oth…

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David Furnish & Elton John Welcome a Baby Boy

Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have announced the arrival of new baby Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. The couple said of becoming parents in a statement to usmagazine.com We ar…

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Kennedy Center Honors Celebrating Herman, Jones Oprah et al. Airs Tonight on CBS, 12/28

On Sunday, December 5, the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honored celebrated the talents and contributions of singer and songwriter Merle Haggard composer and lyricist Jerry Herman dancer, chore…

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Lead Actress Natalie Mendoza Departs SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark

BroadwayWorld.com was the first to report back on December 2 when Natalie Mendoza, who plays the lead role of Arachne in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark had received a concussion and the role w…

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Whoopi Goldberg and Hair Take Top Honors as 2010’s Most-Viewed Photo Ops by Broadway.com Staff

The top notch photographers at Broadway.com have been working hard all year to capture the most exciting moments in theater, both onstage and off. As 2010 comes to an end, we are celebrating…

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Bloody Bloody’s Benjamin Walker Vows to Keep His Nose Clean 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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Other Desert Cities Scribe Jon Robin Baitz on His Journey From Theater to TV and Back by Jon Robin Baitz

About the author: In anyone’s list of the best American playwrights of the past 25 years, Jon Robin Baitz would be near the top. From his first NYC production, 1988’s The Film S…

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Spider-Man, Lea Michele and More Swing In as 2010's Most Watched Broadway.com Videos by Broadway.com Staff

As a thrilling year of theater comes to an end, Broadway.com is looking back at 2010 by revisiting our biggest stories. Broadway.com's video crew was on hand at the year's most excit…

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Todd Robbins of Play Dead Will Reveal His 2011 Resolution...Eventually 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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A Confab with Billy Joel Makes Jersey Star Jarrod Spector's Highlight Reel 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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ArtsBeat: Actress Departs ‘Spider-Man’ by Patrick Healy

Natalie Mendoza, who played Arachne, the spider-villainess, is said to be leaving the production.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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VIDEO FLASH: Glee and Broadway Star Matthew Morrison Releases Teaser for Forthcoming Solo CD

As previously reported, Glee star and Broadway veteran Matthew Morrison will be releasing his debut solo album in February. In anticipation of the release, Morrison has released a teaser vi…

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Danny Goldring and 'The Earl' are back by Chris Jones

A new production of the Brett Neveu thriller "The Earl" is returning to Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, starring Danny Goldring. The show, presented by a new group called The Inconvenience, …

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A Lead Actress Departs 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' by Patrick Healy

Natalie Mendoza "Spider-Man" is said to be leaving the production.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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From the archive, 28 December 1904: "Peter Pan" at The Duke of York's Theatre

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 28 December 1904Again Mr. J.M. Barrie has drawn one of the great prizes of the theatrical lottery. There will be divergent opinions, no dou…

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BWW's On This Day - December 28, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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0218: Celebrating 100 Years of The London Palladium (The Greatest Theatre In The World!) by MusicalTalk

On the 26th December 2010, The London Palladium celebrated its 100th year in operation. Join Thos and Nick- and guest Professor Robert Gordon of Goldsmiths University, as they trace back th…

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Best plays of 2010: 'Aliens' and 'Angels' top the list

Even if 2010 wasn't a banner year in theater, there was still much to savor. That includes stars and newcomers delivering A-plus performances to boost B-minus shows, from Mark Rylance as a h…

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2010 in theatre: a year of surprises and songs by Lyn Gardner

From regional theatres bravely choosing new work and taking their audiences with them to some welcome razzle-dazzle in musicals, there's been plenty to enjoyPerhaps not a blistering year –…

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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A giant leap for this artist by Taylor Adams, Globe Correspondent

Q. How does it feel to have your work featured on something that will be worn by thousands of Bostonians?

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An appreciation for all types by Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

Consider Helvetica, the humble font designed in 1957 by Swiss designer Max Miedinger with help from Eduard Hoffmann. It was based on a German typeface of the late 19th century, Akzidenz-Grot…

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'The Exorcist,' 'The Pink Panther' and 'Airplane!' Among Movies Added to National Film Registry by Dave Itzkoff

The list of 25 movies deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the National Film Preservation Board also included "Grey Gardens," "All the President's Men" and "The …

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Sarah Jessica Parker enjoys the snow with her family

Parker and husband Matthew Broderick spent the day playing with their son James Wilkie in the snow, throwing snowballs and chasing one another around.

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Elton John and his partner David Furnish welcome a baby

"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment. Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."

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Alanis Morissette gives birth to baby boy

The singer and her rapper husband, Mario "Souleye" Treadway, welcomed a baby boy on Christmas Day.

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Richard Chamberlain: I wouldn't advise a gay leading man-type actor to come out

Chamberlain, who kept his homosexuality a secret for decades while he worked as a romantic leading man on TV, is advising other men in his spot to stay in the closet.

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Lily Allen engaged to boyfriend Sam Cooper

The engagement ensures 2010 ends on a happy note for the singer, who last month lost the baby she was expecting with Sam when she was six months pregnant.

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Lenny Kravitz: I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Teena Marie

"I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Teena, she took me in when I was around 16. I was just a musician living on the street living from pillar to post."

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Teen Mom star arrested on domestic violence charges

Amber Portwood was seen repeatedly hitting her 24-year-old ex-fiance Gary Shirley, her daughter's father, prompting local officials to launch an investigation in September.

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Elton John and David Furnish Become Parents to Baby Boy

Tony Award-winning composer Elton John and his partner David Furnish are now the parents to a son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, according to UsMagazine.com. The child was born on Chri…

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Natalie Portman is engaged and pregnant

Portman and choreographer Benjamin Millepied are engaged and expecting their first child.

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LeAnn Rimes engaged to Eddie Cibrian

"Yes, they were engaged over the holidays and are very happy,"

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Levy, Chase, Baldwin et al. Lend Voices to 'Thirteen Stories Down' CD

Composer Jonathan Reid Gealt's music is captured on his debut CD, Thirteen Stories Down,' by some of Broadway's brightest young stars, including Caissie Levy Hair, Adam Chanler-Berat Next to…

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Short-a-Day: Jim Gavin's "Costello" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in The New Yorker, Dec. 6, 2010. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 73.MACROSomewhere along the line, someone convinced fiction editors -- particularly those …

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2010: The year of the amateur critic (Stephen Harper included) by J. Kelly Nestruck

Theatre critic J. Kelly Nestruck rounds up the year in theatre

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Puppet space drama's out of this world by Frank Scheck

The first sign that "Baby Uni verse: A Puppet Odyssey" isn't your ordinary puppet show comes in the lobby, when a small, wheelchair-bound robot with a striking resemblance to Stephen Hawking…

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Memphis Star Chad Kimball's Obama Moments Cap a Fabulous 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 and to…

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Earnest's Dana Ivey on the Wonders of Wilde and Joining ‘The Greatest Club in the World' by Gemma Wilson

The lilting rhythms of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest may as well be Dana Ivey's mother tongue. The indomitable actress is tackling her fourth production of the play (one of h…

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Signature Wicked Song Proves Most 'Popular' Among Kristin Chenoweth Fans by Broadway.com Staff

As fans voted Promises, Promises leading lady Kristin Chenoweth Broadway.com's Star of the Year, we asked you to further chime in and vote for your favorite song from the Tony winner's impre…

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Richard Chamberlain Advises Other Gay Actors: Stay in the Closet by Bryan Alexander

'The Thorn Birds' star says, 'I wouldn't advise a gay leading man–type actor to come out.'

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Natalie Portman Is Engaged, Pregnant by Kimberly Nordyke

The actress met her choreographer fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, while working on "Black Swan."

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No snow day for Broadway: The shows must go on by Adam Feldman

Broadway plows on through the snowfall

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Broadway Holiday

Legit Reviews: Intended for the whole family but will mostly appeal to the grandfolks.

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'Honors' show begs for a bit of warmth by Hank Stuever

The "Kennedy Center Honors" telecast (Tuesday at 9 p.m. on CBS) is a permanent fixture on the windblown tundra that is the prime-time television schedule between Christmas and New Year's Day…

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Kennedy Center Honors: Others Who Wait for the Award

As we get ready to celebrate the annual Kennedy Center Honors with Tuesday night's broadcast on CBS-TV at 9 p.m. -- including (finally!) Broadway composer Jerry Herman, along with Oprah Winf…

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Museum Art Talks Set for Long Wharf's "The Old Masters" Premiere

Yale University Art Gallery will present several special lectures on European art and collecting in association with the Long Wharf Theatre production of Simon Gray's "The Old Masters." The …

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Beyond 'Black Swan': Underrated dance movies that deserve a second chance

For every popular hit like "Black Swan," many more dance movies fly under the radar and are barely noticed by the general moviegoing public. For every popular hit like "Black Swan," many mor…

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2010 in theatre: a year of surprises and songs by Lyn Gardner

From regional theatres bravely choosing new work and taking their audiences with them to some welcome razzle-dazzle in musicals, there's been plenty to enjoy. Perhaps not a blistering year -…

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‘Spider-Man' Actor Takes First Steps After Accident

Less than a week after his fall, actor Christopher Tierney took his first steps. Tierney, a stunt actor starring in "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark," was the fourth cast member to injure himse…

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Mouse Gives 'Nutcracker' New Life

Alexei Ratmansky has given American Ballet Theatre a new take on "The Nutcracker."

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A New Year's Wish List for the Arts

As we look to 2011, here are five ways that the city and its top institutions can improve public's interaction with the arts.

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Boxing Day Blizzard Wallops Broadway

"The last two weeks of the year are usually the most lucrative for New York theater - especially the week between Christmas and New Year's Day - because of the huge influx of tourists into t…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Corrects Small Oversight in Wizard of Oz

Says "The Lord" of his next show, "We've added four new songs because it didn't have anything for either of the witches or the wizard."...

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WONDERLAND's Carly Rose Sonenclar featured on GirlsLife.com by bbbblogger

11-year-old takes over Broadway BY LINDSEY SILKEN Carly Rose Sonenclar has been lighting up the stage since she was seven, and singing since she was only two. Now, she's preparing for the ro…

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LOMBARDI star DAN LAURIA on ‘Good Morning America’ by bbbblogger

LOMBARDI star DAN LAURIA on GOOD MORNING AMERICA WATCH HERE Dan Lauria, star of Broadway's LOMBARDI, braved blizzard conditions this morning to be part of GOOD MORNING AMERICA's annual coat …

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The Snow Must Go On by Ellen Gamerman

City's Theatergoers Brave the Elements

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Not a Review on Spider-Man: at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

could the beleagured musical actually create a new profitable Broadway template?

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A Lead Actress Departs 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' by PATRICK HEALY

Natalie Mendoza, who played Arachne, the spider-villainess, is said to be leaving the production.

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2010: The year of the amateur critic (Stephen Harper included) by J. Kelly Nestruck

Theatre critic J. Kelly Nestruck rounds up the year in theatre

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Snowstorm Takes its Toll on Broadway by PATRICK HEALY

Tellingly, the three so-called half-price ticket booths of TKTS had more shows on the board on Sunday compared with a year ago, yet sold fewer tickets.

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Producers Will Get Back Their Money, and Then Some, As 'Rain' Recoups by ERIK PIEPENBURG

The biographical show, with four cast members impersonating the Beatles in a concert setting, will close at the Neil Simon Theater on Jan. 9 and resume performances at the Helen Hayes Theate…

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The Man Behind the Curtain: Lloyd Webber Plans Changes to 'Wizard of Oz' by DAVE ITZKOFF

The composer said he is adding new songs as well as a new opening and ending to his London production of "The Wizard of Oz."

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Reviews for 'Spider-Man' Start Spinning Out Early by DAVE ITZKOFF

Linda Winer of Newsday and Jeremy Gerard of Bloomberg News both wrote about their recent experiences at "Spider-Man," which is scheduled to open at the Foxwoods Theater on Feb. 7.

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Puppet space drama's out of this world by FRANK SCHECK

The first sign that "Baby Uni verse: A Puppet Odyssey" isn't your ordinary puppet show comes in the lobby, when a small, wheelchair-bound robot with a striking resemblance to Stephen Hawkin…

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'The Exorcist,' 'The Pink Panther' and 'Airplane!' Among Movies Added to National Film Registry by DAVE ITZKOFF

The list of 25 movies deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the National Film Preservation Board also included "Grey Gardens," "All the President's Men" and "The …

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Best plays of 2010: 'Aliens' and 'Angels' top the list by Joe Dziemianowicz

Even if 2010 wasn't a banner year in theater, there was still much to savor. That includes stars and newcomers delivering A-plus performances to boost B-minus shows, from Mark Rylance as a h…

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Elton John and David Furnish Become Parents to Baby Boy by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award-winning composer Elton John and his partner David Furnish are now the parents to a son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, according to UsMagazine.com. The child was born on Chri…

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Feature: The Perfect Year by Leslie (Hoban) Blake

Mike Leigh, Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, and Ruth Sheen discuss their new film Another Year.

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John Barrowman Wins British Strictly Come Ballroom Christmas Edition by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star John Barrowman and dance partner Kristina Rihanoff won the Christmas edition of the BBC One television dance competition Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday, December 25.…

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RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway Recoups Investment; Holiday Shows Added by Dan Bacalzo

RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway, currently playing the Neil Simon Theatre, has recouped its initial investment of $2million in seven weeks. In addition, the show has added three…

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Sara Crowe, David Osmond, Michael Simkins, et al. Set for Jermyn Street Theatre's Less Than Kind by Brian Scott Lipton

The Jermyn Street Theatre will present Terrence Rattigan's Less Than Kind, January 18-February 12, according to Whatsonstage.com. Emmy Award-winner Adrian Brown will direct the production, w…

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Corrie! to Tour UK in 2011 by Brian Scott Lipton

Corrie!, the stage show version of the U.K. soap opera Coronation Street, will go on a six-month UK tour, beginning in February, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. Fiona Buffini will…

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Lauren Flanigan to Perform Goodnight Moon at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side by Brian Scott Lipton

Internationally acclaimed soprano Lauren Flanigan will join accompanist/composer Glen Roven to perform music set to the classic children's favorite Goodnight Moon at 7pm onTuesday, January 2…

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Jordan Lage, Nicole Lewis, John Preston, and Ray Anthony Thomas Set for PTC's Race by Brian Scott Lipton

Casting has been announced for the Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of David Mamet's Race, January 21-February 13 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The production will be directed by …

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Klea Blackhurst, Christine Lavin, Karen Ziemba, et al. Set for January Appearances at Birdland by Brian Scott Lipton

Birdland has announced the acts that will play the famed club in January.Highlights of the month include singer Klea Blackhurst (January 10), singer-songwriters Christine Lavin and Julie Gol…

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Broadway Shows Will Go On Despite Blizzard by Brian Scott Lipton

All Broadway shows scheduled to perform on Monday, December 27 will go on in spite of the 20-inch snowfall in New York City, according to the Broadway League.Because of holiday week schedule…

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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Milliepied Are Engaged and Expecting Child by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Natalie Portman, is engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and the couple are expecting their first child, according to People magazine.Portman and Millepied met …

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Brian Dykstra, Leslie Hendrix, Michael Puzzo, et al. Set for The Body Politic by Brian Scott Lipton

Casting has been announced for Richard Abrons and Margarett Perry's The Body Politic, to run February 10-March 6 at 59E59 Theatres.Perry will direct the play, which is described as an old -f…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman

Jackie Hoffman, currently playing the role of Grandma in Broadway's The Addams Family and presenting her solo show Jackie Five-Oh! at Joe's Pub through Jan. 17, fills out Playbill.com's ques…

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Plays by Lloyd Suh, Octavio Solis, Lisa Loomer, Samuel Hunter Will Reach Denver's New Play Summit

Plays and playwrights participating in Denver Center Theatre Company's 2011 New Play Summit have been announced by the Tony Award-winning regional theatre. Full productions of Michele Lowe's…

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GrooveLily Returns to TheatreWorks Musical Striking 12, Starting Dec. 28

The indie rock band GrooveLily performs its acclaimed holiday musical Striking 12, set on New Year's Eve, Dec. 28-31, at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, CA.

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Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 28

1925 Queenie Smith is featured in Tip Toes, the George and Ira Gershwin musical about a vaudeville trio stranded in Florida. It introduces the song "Sweet and Low Down, and runs 192 performa…

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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Snowed In

A week in the life of actor, writer, music director and Chatterbox host Seth Rudetsky.

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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Snowed In

A week in the life of actor, writer, music director and Chatterbox host Seth Rudetsky.

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Joseph Hanreddy Directs The Misanthrope for Off-Broadway's Pearl

Sean McNall, a resident actor with Pearl Theatre Company, will play the title character of The Misanthrope in the new Off-Broadway staging of the 17th-century verse comedy by Molière.

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Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway Recoups Investment

The producers of Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway announced Dec. 27 that the production has recouped its initial investment of $2 million in seven weeks.

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Tovah Feldshuh Will Step Back Onto Golda's Balcony

Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh will bring her acclaimed performance as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in William Gibson's Golda's Balcony to PlayhouseSquare's Palace Theatre …

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John Barrowman Named Winner of "Strictly Come Dancing" Holiday Special

Stage and screen star John Barrowman was named the winner of the "Christmas Strictly Come Dancing" holiday special that aired in the U.K. Dec. 25.

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PHOTO CALL: A Sneak Peek at the Public's Under the Radar Festival

The Public Theater's 12-day Under the Radar Festival, presented Jan. 5-16, 2011, at the Public and venues throughout New York City, will offer works by emerging and innovative theatre artist…

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Jordan Lage and Ray Anthony Thomas Will Star in David Mamet's Race in Philadelphia

Race, the provocative David Mamet legal drama that finished a run on Broadway this past summer, will make its regional theatre debut Jan. 21, 2011, at the Philadelphia Theatre Company.

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PHOTO CALL: Broadway After the Blizzard

A snowstorm hit the Northeast Dec. 26-27, covering the New York metropolitan area in up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Manhattan.

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Wine-Kissed Three Pianos Gets Extra Week at NY Theatre Workshop

Three Pianos, the play with music about friendship, musicianship and drinking -- all to the sound of Schubert's "Winterreise" song cycle -- will be extended by one week at New York Theatre W…

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Patti LuPone To Sing Seven Deadly Sins, Susan Stroman Creates Ellington Piece for NY City Ballet

A new ballet by Tony Award-winning choreographer Susan Stroman, and Patti LuPone starring in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, will punctuate the winter and spring seasons of New York City…

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Newsday and Bloomberg News Offer Observations of Spider-Man; Times Will Not Wait Forever

Over the holiday weekend, both Linda Winer of Newsday and Jeremy Gerard of Bloomberg News offered informal reviews of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, rather than waiting until after the show o…

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Broadway Shows Will Go On Despite Blizzard

Despite the snowstorm that blanketed the New York metropolitan area, all Broadway shows that are scheduled to perform Monday, Dec. 27 will do so.

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All Three TKTS Ticket Booths Are Open Dec. 27

Those looking to attend a Broadway show can do so for a little less money Dec. 27: All three TKTS ticket booths are open despite the snowstorm.

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Jason Robert Brown at Work on Several New Musicals Plus Screen Versions of 13 and Last Five Years

Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, most recently represented on Broadway with the kid-friendly musical 13, is currently at work on a slew of projects, including a musical version of The B…

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Broadway on the High Seas Cruise to Feature Audra McDonald, Christine Ebersole, Norm Lewis

Playbill has joined forces with Regent Seven Seas Cruises for the premiere voyage of a new cruise entitled Broadway on the High Seas, which will depart from Rome Sept. 13 for a ten-day excur…

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Couric to Guest on "Glee" Spring Season Premiere

Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow and CBS News anchor Katie Couric will both make appearances on the Feb. 6, 2011, episode of "Glee," the show's star, Jane Lynch, told the Associated Pres…

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Lloyd Webber Talks Reality TV, U.S. Wizard Of Oz and Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar

Andrew Lloyd Webber, who helped create the juggernaut of using reality TV programs with the public choosing the leads for West End musicals, has signaled an end to his involvement in them.

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Broadway's New Year's Performance Schedule

Most Broadway shows have an irregular performance schedule during New Year's week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2.

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Broadway Rush, Lottery and Standing Room Only Policies

To make tickets more affordable to students and other theatregoers on a budget, many Broadway shows have implemented rush, lottery, and standing-room-only (SRO) policies. Anyone willing to w…

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Chicago's Amra-Faye Wright Makes New York Cabaret Debut Dec. 27

Amra-Faye Wright, recently seen as Velma Kelly in the Broadway production of Chicago, goes it solo beginning Dec. 27 at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan.

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Matt Lucas and Kerry Ellis Join Alfie Boe on Solo Recording, "Bring Him Home," Due Dec. 27

Tenor Alfie Boe, who is currently starring in the London production of Les Miserables, has released a new solo recording.

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Tom Wopat Returns to Birdland Dec. 27

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

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Second National Tour of Wicked Welcomes a New Fiyero Dec. 27

The company of the second North American tour of Wicked welcomes David Nathan Perlow to the role of Fiyero Dec. 27 at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN.

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Attention Playbill.com readers! What was your most memorable theatre moment of the year? by Blake Ross

You’ve heard from us, now we want to hear from you! What was your most memorable theatre moment of 2010?From the triumphant Broadway debuts from the likes of Douglas Hodge and Scarlett…

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Dan Lauria Talks Lombardi on "Good Morning America" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Dan Lauria visited “Good Morning America” Dec. 27 to discuss playing legendary football coach Vince Lombardi in Lombardi.Lauria, best known for playing the dad on “The Wond…

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John Cullum Reads "’Twas the Night Before Christmas" (Video) by Thomas Peter

If you’re on the East Coast and looking to escape the blizzard blues, or if you’re just still in the mood for some holiday warmth and cheer, here’s a video of two-time Tony…

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Matthew Morrison Gives a Sneak Peek at His Solo Album (Video) by Thomas Peter

Broadway and “Glee” star Matthew Morrison offers a look at the process of recording his upcoming solo album in this special teaser video.Morrison, a Tony Award nominee for The Li…

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Constantine Maroulis and Angel Reed Welcome Baby Malena by Thomas Peter

Rock of Ages Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis and his girlfriend, fellow Broadway performer Angel Reed, welcomed daughter Malena James on the night of Dec. 23, according to the Los An…

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2010 Year End Countdown: Most-Viewed Videos

As 2010 comes to a close, we've put together highlights from your top five favorite videos of the year. What Playbill videos got the most views this year? Meet a shirtless actor backstage, h…

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BWW's On This Day - December 28, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Levy, Chase, Baldwin et al. Lend Voices to 'Thirteen Stories Down' CD by BWW News Desk

Composer Jonathan Reid Gealt's music is captured on his debut CD, Thirteen Stories Down,' by some of Broadway's brightest young stars, including Caissie Levy Hair, Adam Chanler-Berat Next to…

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Snow Storm Hurts TKTS Sales Sunday

According to the NY Times, the snow storm that has taken over the east coast has made a big impact on tickets sales at TKTS. Though the holiday season usually brings big audiences to Broadw…

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AMERICAN IDIOT to Give New Year's Eve Performance in Times Square

The cast of Green Day's smash hit Broadway musical American Idiot and teen viral video phenomenon Greyson Chance help ring in 2011 by performing live on NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly…

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Photo Flash: Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR 2011 by BWW Photo Special

The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson, Producer Mark Russell and The Association of Performing Arts Presenters APAP President and CEO Sand…

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Chenoweth , Rudnick et al. Now to Lead 'Prairie Home Companion' Concert 1/1

Coming to you wrapped in ribbons and bows from the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center in New York City is a very unique live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion.

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This Week's Broadway Grosses Delayed Till Tuesday

We've received word from the Broadway League that the weekly grosses report due out today has been delayed until Tuesday, December 28th due to today's inclement weather. Stay tuned to Broadw…

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John Barrowman Wins 'Strictly Come Dancing' Holiday Special

Stage star John Barrownman was named the winner of the British Dance competition show holiday edition, Christmas Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday, December 25. For the segment, Barrowman pe…

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Photo Coverage: 2010 Curtain Call Highlights - Part Two by Walter McBride

2010 was quite a year for Broadway with some spectacular opening nights. We'll be sharing highlights from the year in photos, videos, interviews and more throughout this final week of the ye…

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Photo Coverage: 2010 Curtain Call Highlights - Part One by Walter McBride

2010 was quite a year for Broadway with some spectacular opening nights. We'll be sharing highlights from the year in photos, videos, interviews and more throughout this final week of the ye…

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RAIN Recoups Initial Investment on Broadway; Adds Holiday Shows

The producers of RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway announced today that it has recouped its initial investment of 2 million in seven weeks. Additionally, due to overwhelming demand…

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Tovah Feldshuh Brings GOLDA'S BALCONY To Palace Theatre, 1/29

Four-time Tony-Nominee Tovah Feldshuh will recreate her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in GOLDAS BALCONY, when the acclaimed William Gibson play comes to PlayhouseSquares Palace The…

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ELF Breaks B.O. Record Again at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features announced today that the new Broadway musical ELF shattered the box office record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 W 45th St…

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STAGE TUBE: LOMBARDI's Lauria Appears On Good Morning America

Dan Lauria, star of Broadways LOMBARDI, braved blizzard conditions this morning to be part of GOOD MORNING AMERICAs annual coat drive.

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Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied Get Engaged; Expecting First Child in 2011

People.com reports that stage and screen darling Natalie Portman is engaged to boyfriend Benjamin Millepied. The couple, who met on the set of Black Swan, is also expecting their first chil…

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'Snow Day' Broadway Show Update: The Show Must Go On!

Snowfall is expected to be heavy in the New York City area tonight, but cancellations for Broadway shows are VERY rare and as of now, all shows are still on for tonight.

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Jason Robert Brown to Bring 13, The Last Five Years to Screen & More

Jason Robert Brown has announced on his official website that he is at work on adapting his musicals 13 and The Last Five Years for the big screen, in addition to working on several new musi…

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Lage, Lewis et al. Lead RACE at Philadelphia Theatre Company

How do you discuss the undiscussable Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia premiere of David Mamets provocative play Race, running January 21 through February 13, 2011 at t…

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Broadway Pulse: NY Times Says 'We'll Wait, But Not Forever' to Review SPIDER-MAN by Robert Diamond

Update The New York Times has now weighed in on the early reviews of SPIDER-MAN, in which they spoke to Manuela Hoelterhoff, the Executive Editor of Bloomberg News about their decision to re…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Chloe Sevigny to Join Katie Holmes in EXTREMITIES on Broadway? by Rialto Chatter

EW.com is reporting that Big Love's Chloe Sevigny is in talks to join Katie Holmes on Broadway in the near future with William Mastrosimone's Extremities. As BroadwayWorld previously reporte…

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Rehearsals Begin for Australian DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Rehearsals for the new musical production DOCTOR ZHIVAGO began in Sydney today, with the full cast assembled for the first time. The creative team, a mix of US and Australian, were thrilled …

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Despite Snow, Shows Will Go On as Scheduled by Broadway.com Staff

Despite a winter snow storm that has hit New York City, all Broadway and off-Broadway shows are still scheduled to play as planned on Monday, December 27, 2010. All performances on Sunday, D…

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Freshest Fresh Faces for 2010? A Normal Girl, Wicked's Glinda, a Tony Winner & More by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway.com editors keep an eagle eye out for emerging talent whenever we go to the theater, and our favorite newcomers are spotlighted in weekly Fresh Face profiles. As 2010 comes to a clo…

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Santino Fontana of The Importance of Being Earnest Swears Off Jersey Shore in the Year Ahead 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 and to…

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Switching Shows for a Night Proves Unforgettable for Sara Jean Ford of Phantom 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 and to…

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Darren Criss, Lea Michele and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Wedding Rank Among Fan Favorite Clips of the Year by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway.com is saying so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye to 2010 by looking back at the many enthralling theater events of the year. Heading to a Broadway theater isn't the only wa…

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