Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow Set for 2011 Episodes of FOX's Glee

Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow will reprise her role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on FOX's Glee, according to EW.com. The actress, who first appeared on the show on the Nov…

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HBO's Game of Thrones to Bow on April 17

The HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones will bow on April 17, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is based on George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy n…

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/8/2011

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 182011.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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In The Heights . . . Our Home on Broadway by Usnavi

In The Heights . . . Our Home on Broadway The great Paul Bozymowski, the director of our Heights documentary, kindly cut together this goodbye video on the occasion of our closing night. T…

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David Tennant and Catherine Tate to Star in West End Much Ado About Nothing

David Tennant and Catherine Tate will co-star in anew production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, to begin performances at Wyndham's Theater on May 16. The producti…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Jesse Eisenberg, Geoffrey Rush, Aaron Sorkin, et al. Win National Society of Film Critics Awards

The National Society of Film Crtics have announced their awards. The Social Network garnered four awards, including Best Film, with prizes also being given to Jesse Eisenberg as Best Actor,…

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Ultimate Drag Off to Begin January 15 at Comix

Michael Musto will co-host the January 15 edition of The Ultimate Drag Off, which will play Saturday nights at 10:30pm at Comix. Described as an 'interactive musical game show comedy,&…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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The Liverpool gang that empowered Peter Postlethwaite by Vanessa Thorpe

Obituaries of the character actor Peter Postlethwaite reveal the role played by the Everyman Theatre in his successTalent can look like a fluke. An actor with eyes that draw you in, a voice …

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Cirque du Soleil: Totem – review by Kate Kellaway

Royal Albert Hall, LondonIn the beginning was the Big Top – alias the Royal Albert Hall. And in Totem, Cirque du Soleil's new production, Robert Lepage, the renowned Canadian theatre direc…

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Romeo and Juliet – review by Luke Jennings

Coliseum, LondonIn Rudolf Nureyev's copy of Romeo and Juliet, the following quotation from Act 1 was underlined: "Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars,/ Shall bitterly begin his fearf…

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The Homecoming – Philip French's classic DVD by Philip French

Peter Hall, 1973, 12, FremantleA combination of the original 1965 RSC casts at the Aldwych and on Broadway (Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Vivien Merchant, Michael Jayston, Terence Rig…

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Rival plays on climate change go head to head on London stage by Robin McKie

Leading theatres to show contrasting views of global warming in major new productionsTwo leading London theatres tackle the controversial subject of climate change in plays opening next mont…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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A Lot of Jazz. Many More People. by Ben Ratliff

Friday night proved that a lot of people are curious about New York Winter Jazzfest. More than were planned for.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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TWITTER WATCH: Constantine Maroulis 'At the ER not feelin so hot'

BroadwayWorld.com presents Twitter Watch, which brings you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking …

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Whatever, Heaven Allows (WHA?!)

Radiohole's spoof of Douglas Sirk's film "All That Heaven Allows" plays like a bunch of kids putting on a show in their backyard and feels just a bit redundant.

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Critic's picks by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

Opening NEIGHBORS

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Support The Online Musical! by The Online Musical

Support The Online Musical! Hi friends, fans and newcomers! We at The Online Musical need your help!! As poor college students, we were fortunate to have received arts grants to fund M:TO…

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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 Jan. 8. Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording American Idiot,…

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Critic's picks by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

FRANK STELLA: IRREGULAR POLYGONS, 1965-1966 Asymmetrical shaped canvases in vivid colors by the most celebrated abstract artist alive. Through March 13. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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THE FALL OF HEAVEN • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

This is the first play by best-selling novelist Walter Mosley, best known for his mystery novels, including "Devil in a Blue Dress", "Six Easy Pieces" and "Fortunate Son", among many others.…

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Nearly Lear

Susanna Hamnett bravely introduces Shakespeare's "King Lear" to younger audiences, but the results are mixed.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Camille Grammers nude pictures being circulated by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are shopping around softporn pictures of Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife Camille that they discovered on line and sent the links to everybody they …

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Taking measure of a man by Laura Collins-Hughes, Globe Staff

CAMBRIDGE — High on a hillside, amid the neogothic splendor of Mount Auburn Cemetery, sits a jaunty little block of granite, a headstone friendlier and more inviting than the rest. …

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MIT's Sloan building appealing, not audacious by Robert Campbell, Globe Correspondent

Why would an institution create radically different kinds of architecture just a few years apart?

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A club kid at heart by Valerie Gladstone, Globe Correspondent

NEW YORK — Two couples slithered onto the stage, hardly visible in the darkness at the premiere of Nicholas Leichter’s “Killa’’ at New York’s Joyce Theate…

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A fresh look at a masterpiece by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

When Isabella Stewart Gardner bought a large portrait of Spain’s King Philip IV in 1896, she believed it was by the hand of Diego Velázquez, a painter now regarded as one of the t…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Ted Williams: the crook behind the golden voiced homeless man

Ted Williams has a rap sheet stretching back to 1991. He is a convicted felon with a list of busts for theft to robbery to forgery to drug possession. Everyone wants to give him a job includ…

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Injured Spider Man returns to B'way to see show

Christopher Tierney was badly hurt when he tumbled from the stage at the B'way musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark but returned to the theater for the first time since his accident 18 days…

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John Lithgow Tells Stories By Heart at the Taper Forum (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner John Lithgow is performing his acclaimed one-man show Stories By Heart at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles through Feb. 13. In this commercial fo…

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BWW TV Farewell Flashback: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC x2

The first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn and starring Tony, Grammy amp…

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Broadway's hits add up to billion-dollar year

Legit News: Well-established names dominate year's Top 10 -- While one look at the Broadway B.O. for the 2010 calendar year proves that, typically, shows either got it, or they don't, it als…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Oregon students asked to take off sombreros for BCS themed Ellen DeGeneres taping

University of Oregon students in fiesta themed costumes were asked to remove sombreros by Ellen DeGeneres Show staffers during a taping of the show. During the segment, Oregon students comp…

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Red Bastard is coming to town, and he’s no Santa Claus by Tim Treanor

Who is this man, this beast, this Red Bastard? He is not – to reassure readers of a certain age – Joe Stalin, back from the dead. Nor is he Christopher Hitchens, who some consider a well…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Michelle Williams: sometimes I have nightmares

The Golden Globe nominated star of Blue Valentine talks about her NC-17 sex scene, playing Marilyn Monroe, and how Nightline distorted her comments on Heath Ledger.

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Idiotic tv becomes addictive

Andrea Peyser: "Becoming a pathetic loser has transformed into a label to which we all aspire. The ringmaster for today's multibillion dollar addiction industry, a guy who's done more to gla…

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Bootylicious Nicki Minaj celebrates platinum album sales with sexy photo shoot

Upon hearing the news that her debut album has gone platinum, what better way fro Nicki Minaj to celebrate than with a sexy photo shoot that showed off her famous bottom perfectly.

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Sarah Palin's Alaska: no second season

It’s easily one of the most buzzed about (or should we say slammed?) shows in the history of TLC which averaged 3.2 million viewers. This Sunday’s two hour finale of Sarah Palin’s Alas…

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Kate Winslet: Film, shmilm - I’m telling you television is so much harder

Kate Winslet, star of HBO's upcoming mini series Mildred Pierce and James Gandolfini, co-star of the the network's upcoming film Cinema Verite, were on hand for their projects' panels at TCA.

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Jamie Foxx rants against racist L.A. police

The African American Oscar winner says he's regularly pulled over by L.A. cops while driving through the city. He is convinced he was a victim of racial profiling because of the colour of hi…

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Who wrote the secret Obama novel?

The race is on to figure out the author of a new novel about the Obama administration and no one has even read the book yet. Simon & Schuster is publishing its much buzzed about January 25 r…

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Court ruling opens door to more nudity on tv

The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that $1.2 million indecency fine the FCC issued NYPD Blue for daring to show Charlotte Ross' naked ass durng a 2003 episode is unconstitutional.

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Michael Moore: Juan Williams is right

In an open letter to the ex-NPR commentator, Michael Moore argues that Juan Williams may have spoken clumsily, but one aspect of his message was spot on: Political correctness about terroris…

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Melissa Rivers on Joan Rivers plastic surgery: stop it

Joan Rivers said she’s had more than a dozen cosmetic surgeries. Her daughter Melissa said: “In my opinion, it’s like enough. Stop it. It is a source of conflict, it really is. It both…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Gabriel Byrne Talks Irish Arts in America

eople in more than 40 states across the US will experience world-class arts from Ireland this year as part of Imagine Ireland, a year-long season of Irish arts in America, details of which w…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: A Swing Around the Oz Rehearsal Room

We head back to the Wizard of Oz rehearsal rooms to catch up with some of the company's swings - Olly, Becky, Ceili and Anna - who take some time out to explain to us exactly what being a sw…

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Youtube Weekend Fave: Happy 100th Birthday Gypsy!

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.Today would have been Gy…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Black Swan star Mila Kunis: I was blind in one eye

For years, the actress, 27, struggled with chronic iritis, an inflammation of the iris which caused blurred vision. "I was blind in one eye for many years, and nobody knew. I was blind. I'm …

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Off Broadway producers of Dracula stiff design team

Willa Kim (costumes), Dana Kenn (sets) and Rick Sordelet (fights) claim they're owed $100,000 in fees and expenses for their work on the off-Broadway show Dracula which was impaled by the cr…

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STAGE TUBE: Janet Decal on WONDERLAND

Janet Decal, who stars as Alice in WONDERLAND- A New Alice. A New Musical, recently sat down to talk about the show, now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Jud…

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Ritchie Talks WONDERLAND

Darren Ritchie, who plays Jack and the White Knight in WONDERLAND- A New Alice. A New Musical, recently sat down to talk about the show, now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the…

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STAGE TUBE: Christopher Tierney Returns to SPIDER-MAN

Last Night, Christopher Tierney, the actor badly injured during the 65 million Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, returned to the theater for the first time since his accident to…

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STAGE TUBE: Billie Joe Armstrong Talks AMERICAN IDIOT

In a new ad for AMERICAN IDIOT, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong discusses the Broadway musical based on Green Day's rock opera album. The ad also features clips from the show.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Youtube Weekend Fave: "In the Heights" Final Performances

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. "In the Heights," the T…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Angels in America, Part Two by Jill Dolan

The second half of the Angels revival at the Signature Theatre at proved as satisfying as the first, if not more so, since the story deepens and expands as the play breathes into its ideas a…

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Billie Joe Armstrong Talks American Idiot (Video) by Thomas Peter

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong discusses American Idiot, the Broadway musical based on Green Day’s rock opera album, in this newly released ad that also features clips from the…

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Turning on the Ghost Light by Jan@broadwayandme

No post today because all attention in our household is being paid to the anniversary that my husband K and I are celebrating this weekend. So, just as theaters do when they're temporarily v…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Rodgers on the rocks

Legit News: Brooklyn band takes liberties with 'Sound of Music' -- When Julie Andrews sang about "The Sound of Music," she probably wasn't thinking about Aerosmith. But licks from those rock…

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Broadway's hits add up to billion-dollar year

Legit News: Well-established names dominate year's Top 10 -- While one look at the Broadway B.O. for the 2010 calendar year proves that, typically, shows either got it, or they don't, it als…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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NYPL Celebrates Gyspy Rose Lee's Birthday, 1/8

On January 8, 2011, the world's most famous burlesque performer turns 100 years old. Join LIVE from the NYPL for a centennial celebration of the birth of Gypsy Rose Lee novelist, playwright,…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Neil Patrick Harris Sees What Broadway's Buzzing About at Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark by Broadway.com Staff

Sure, he's a new daddy ever since he and partner David Burtka welcomed twins into their Hollywood home, but that's not going to keep Broadway fan and self-professed geek Neil Patrick…

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Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Share a Warm Daisy Reunion with James Earl Jones by Broadway.com Staff

In the spring on 1987, James Earl Jones and Courtney B. Vance teamed up as father and son in the unforgettable Broadway premiere of August Wilson’s Fences. (Jones won the Best Actor To…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Christopher Plummer: Bringing Barrymore back to life

Star, writer and director all agree on the importance of the original producer Garth Drabinsky to its success.

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Jane Krakowski is pregnant

A rep for the actress confirms that the 42-year-old Tony winner, who announced her engagement to British-born clothing designer Robert Godley last January, is expecting her first child.

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Natalie Portman on future career plans: I am cooking a child

The actress clears schedule as she prepares for motherhood and discusses awards season hoopla.

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Jersey Shore premiere is MTV’s highest rated series telecast ever

The third season premiere of Jersey Shore on Thursday night delivered MTV’s highest rated series telecast ever notching 8.4 million viewers.

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History Channel cancels the Kennedys before it airs

In a surprise move, A&E Television Networks has canceled plans to broadcast The Kennedys, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, the ambitious and much-anticipated miniseries was set to air…

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Kardashians sued for $75 million over debit card debacle

The Kardashian women: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Kris are accused of causing more than $75 million in debit card damage without pulling a single card out of their wallets.

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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom welcome son

Orlando Bloom's model wife Miranda Kerr gave birth to the couple's first child, a a baby boy, in Los Angeles.

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Rep: John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are not engaged

Despite a report in the National Enquirer, "John Edwards says the reports are false and he is not engaged," a family spokesperson reports.

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Lindsay Lohan's post rehab gift: a $25,000 necklace

Looking happy and healthy, the recently rehabbed starlet, showed off some heart-shaped bling around her neck. A jeweler friend gives her a 10-carat diamond necklace because she’s "dear to …

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Short-a-Day: Jim Shepard's "Courtesy for Beginners" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in A Public Space, No. 4, 2007. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 80.Even though his story's set toward the start of the Vietnam War, Shepard so accurately describ…

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Review: Billy Elliot by Adaumbelle

If you have not seen the “Billy Elliot,” winner of 10 Tony Awards including “Best Musical,” I’m not sure what you are waiting for! Based on the international sm…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Tony Winner and 30 Rock Star Jane Krakowski Expecting First Child by Broadway.com Staff

Tony winner and 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski is pregnant. The star and her fiance, clothing designer Robert Godley, are having a baby, the actress' representative confirmed to Us Weekly. "Bot…

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End of the Rainbow, Starring Olivier Winner Tracie Bennett, Extends West End Run by Broadway.com Staff

End of the Rainbow, starring Oliver winner Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, is extending its run at the West End's Trafalgar Studios. The Terry Johnson-helmed show, which was scheduled to clo…

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Weekend Poll: Who Should Play Louise in Barbra Streisand's Upcoming Gypsy Film? by Broadway.com Staff

News broke earlier this week that Oscar winner Barbra Streisand is gearing up to play the mother of all stage mothers, Momma Rose, in a new film adaptation of Gypsy. While Streisand is sure …

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Michael Park and More Join Daniel Radcliffe in Broadway's How To Succeed; Complete Casting Announced by Broadway.com Staff

Casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Harry Potter headliner Daniel Radcliffe, has been announced. The musical, directed and…

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Freedom Club by Cindy Pierre

The first act of this satire on American political extremism sizzles and is as irreverent as "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," but the fire is soon snuffed out in Act 2.

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Being Harold Pinter by David Sheward

One has to admire the Belarus Free Theatre for its dedication and courage, but its offstage story of getting to the Under the Radar festival is more gripping than its Harold Pinter program.

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Too Late! (antigone) contest #2 by Cindy Pierre

Two actors pick up where Sophocles'' "Antigone" left off, in a stimulating and innovative theatrical experience that deconstructs the power contests of the play and applies them to father-so…

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Actor Injured in 'Spider-Man' to See Friday's Show by Mark Kennedy

The actor badly hurt at the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" plans to go back to the show this week — as a spectator.

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Constantine Maroulis Defends 'Spider-Man' Musical by Shirley Halperin

The Tony-nominated actor and 'American Idol' alum reveals that the producers "implemented several Act 2 changes" and are doing "everything they can to make the environment safe."

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Slide show: Under the Radar 2011 by Adam Feldman

Images from Under the Radar

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Review: Dutch A/V by Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw review Under the Radar: Dutch A/V

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Review: Ouverture Alcina by Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw reviews the Coil festival: Ouverture Alcina

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Review: Being Harold Pinter by Helen Shaw

Being Harold Pinter is brutally efficient about getting its word out

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Looking for a new cook: Debra Singer leaves the Kitchen by Helen Shaw

Curator Debra Singer leaves the Kitchen

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Listen: David Cote on WQXR about Spider-Man by David Cote

Listen in: David Cote about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

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Annie Dorsen Makes Laptops Talk by Mark Blankenship

A new show challenges the definition of a conversationIs it natural to have a conversation? Is it human? Does our ability to swap phrases with other people prove that we’re not machine…

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Rodgers on the rocks

Legit News: Brooklyn band takes liberties with 'Sound of Music' -- When Julie Andrews sang about "The Sound of Music," she probably wasn't thinking about Aerosmith. But licks from those rock…

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Broadway's hits add up to billion-dollar year

Legit News: Well-established names dominate year's Top 10 -- While one look at the Broadway B.O. for the 2010 calendar year proves that, typically, shows either got it, or they don't, it als…

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Commercial Off Broadway sees 'Future'

Legit News: New play to open at the Cherry Lane -- Wilson Milam ("The Lieutenant of Inishmore") will helm a commercial Off Broadway production of "A Perfect Future," a new play by David Hay.

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'Long Story Short' gets longer

Legit News: Quinn show extends for another month -- Colin Quinn's Broadway show "Long Story Short" has posted a second extension, with the solo outing now playing through March 5.

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Christopher Plummer: Bringing Barrymore back to life by Richard Ouzounian

Star, writer and director all agree on the importance of the original producer Garth Drabinsky to its success.

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Christopher Plummer: Bringing Barrymore back to life by Richard Ouzounian

Star, writer and director all agree on the importance of the original producer Garth Drabinsky to its success.

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Canadians' creation the talk of U.S. theatre by Richard Ouzounian

Three administrators and the building's designer are all Canucks at Arena Stage in Washington.

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Molière update feels far removed by J. Kelly Nestruck

The 17th-century French comedy has been transposed to modern-day London, but its British references make it less accessible

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore: When Irish eyes are spitting fire by Matthew Hays

Ireland’s fresh woes make Martin McDonagh’s horrific and hilarious assault on every Irish cliché all the more painful

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NY Times Arts Beat Blog--Why Waiting To Review Makes Sense by Jis1925@Aol.com (John Simon)

Above is a link to an Arts Beat blog post by Charles Isherwood which mentions the fact that I took issue with Jeremy Gerard covering Spiderman and noting that Jeremy has succeeded me at Bloo…

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A sampling of local flavor by Post

The performing arts are burgeoning in suburban Washington despite the region's economic struggles.

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Munchkins for "Wizard of Oz" Bushnell Run from Anita Deprey Studio

A total of 12 Students from the Anita Deprey Studio of Dance & Performing Arts Center from East Hartford will perform the roles of "munchkins" in the national touring production of "The Wiz…

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Goodspeed Musicals Auditions: "Thank You...Next!"

"Sing out, Louise...and you, too, Louie." Goodspeed Musicals will hold auditions for non-Equity local actors on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and for local Equity actors on Sunday…

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"Connected:" A Must-Read for Arts Managers

I just finished a book that I recommend. And it has nothing -- and everything -- to do with theater in Connecticut -- and everywhere for that matter. All arts groups, really. I am not a big…

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Murder? Madness? Hamlet will get his day in court before Justice Kennedy

For one night at USC, the big question in "Hamlet" won't be "To be, or not to be" but "Is he or isn't he?" For one night at USC, the big question in "Hamlet" won't be "To be, or not to be" b…

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'Thurgood,' starring Laurence Fishburne, coming to HBO in February

In February, the play will be coming to television screens thanks to HBO, in honor of Black History Month.In February, the play will be coming to television screens thanks to HBO, in honor o…

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English National Opera and Sky to produce first live 3D opera by Mark Brown

People will be able to view Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia, directed by Mike Figgis, in cinemas around the country as well as on TVNew ground will be made in the increasingly competitive field …

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Great dynasties of the world: The Lloyd Webbers by Ian Sansom

He is, according to one biographer, "a household name throughout the world", who can "boast a series of pop-chart successes and lengthy stage runs over a long career that must be the envy of…

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Mad Men’s 11 Year Old Sally Draper: “I’m Not Allowed to Watch the Show” by Roger Friedman

Yes, “Mad Men” has been renewed for a fifth season–this is not a surprise, folks–and negotiations continue between the show’s creator, Matt Weiner, and AMC. But…

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Busting Out of Musical Lockdown

With his acclaimed 1983 opera "Nixon in China" coming to New York's Metropolitan Opera, composer John Adams talks about procrastination, isolation and how he does his best work.

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Should Critics Wait To Review A Show?

"If a critic's job is to assess the total merits of a work of art -- or at least a gaudy chunk of entertainment -- reason also argues that the entertainment should be allowed to achieve the …

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Theatre Changes Costumes After Told It was Violating Geneva Convention

"The dress worn by Nurse Poltis in the Pavilion Theatre production of Robin Hood originally had red crosses on the hat and tunic. Unauthorised use of the emblem violates the Geneva Conventio…

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Broadway Wonderland in the news by Bbbblogger

IS IN THE NEWS CLICK HERE TO READ FEATURE #1 IN THE TAMPA TRIBUNE CLICK HERE TO READ A FEATURE #2 IN THE TAMPA TRIBUNE CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO SEGMENT FROM WTSP TV NOW PLAYING AT THE D…

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Roundabout’s MILK TRAIN… begins previews tonight by Bbbblogger

PREVIEWS BEGIN TONIGHT!Roundabout Theatre Company presents THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE By Tennessee Williams Directed by Michael Wilson With Curtis Billings, Elisa Bocanegra, Ol…

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Wild and Wooly COIL Festival by Henry Edwards

Performance Space 122 Plays Host to 17 Companies From All Over the World

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An interview with Oscar Andrew Hammerstein III by Joel Markowitz

Andy Hammerstein on the latest revivals of R&H musicals, what his grandfather would advise musical makers today, and the theatre that doubled as a stable.

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Curtainup LA Review: John Lithgow: Stories By Heart by Laura Hitchcock

a new solo show at the Mark Taper

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Q&A: Simon Russell Beale by Rosanna Greenstreet

'I don't have the actor's anxiety dream of being naked on stage - I have driving anxiety dreams'

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Subversion on stage: can theatre change the world? by Andrew Haydon

Recent events in Hungary, Belarus and Iraq show that governments find theatre dangerous enough to think it's worth banning. So what should we be doing in response?

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John Burgess obituary by Mike Leigh

John Burgess, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 77, was a versatile and highly intelligent character actor who appeared in several productions at the National Theatre in London.

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Actor injured in 'Spider-Man' returns to the show

"It's what I've been waiting for for the past two weeks — to see my friends and finally watch the show," Christopher Tierney told The Associated Press after the performance. Wearing a …

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Larry King coming to Fullerton to help troubled theater by PAUL HODGINS

3D Theatricals will produce financially strapped FCLO's season.

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John Lithgow enthralls with 'Stories' by PAUL HODGINS

I have a suggestion for Taymor: fire the special effects team and hire actor John Lithgow. His one-man show, "Stories by Heart," which opened Wednesday at the Mark Taper Forum, contains more…

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Dracula - Review by David Cote (*)

Michel Altieri takes on the title role, making him the first person since Ezra Pound to fly from Italy to America expressly to be humiliated in public.

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The Impresario Who’s Keeping the ’80s Spirit Alive Downtown by Claudia La Rocco

Earl Dax is a promoter of parties and community spirit in the gay downtown scene.

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ArtsBeat: Public Advocate Says 'Spider-Man' May Violate Consumer Protection Laws by Dave Itzkoff

In the latest challenge to the much-delayed "Spider-Man" musical, Bill de Blasio, the New York City public advocate, warned that the production may not be clearly distinguishing its preview …

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The Week in Culture Pictures, Jan. 7 by The New York Times

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

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Des Keogh to Star in Irish Rep's My Scandalous Life, About Lord Alfred Douglas by Andy Propst

Des Keogh will star in Thomas Kilroy's My Scandalous Life, to run February 2 - March 6 in the Irish Repertory Theatre's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre. John Going will direct the productio…

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Thurgood, Starring Laurence Fishburne, Set for February 24 Premiere on HBO by Andy Propst

The HBO film of Laurence Fishburne's performance in Thurgood will premiere on the network on Thursday, February 24 at 9pm (ET/PT). Michael Stevens has directed the project, which preserves …

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Helen Hunt, Tom Irwin, Hon. Anthony Kennedy, et al. Set for The Trial of Hamlet in L.A. by Andy Propst

Helen Hunt and Tom Irwin will participate as jurors in the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' The Trial of Hamlet, to be held on January 31 at 7:30pm at Bovard Auditorium at the University o…

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Jane Krakowski Is Pregnant with First Child by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski is pregnant with fiancé Robert Godley's child. People.com quotes a representative of the actress as saying, "Jane and Robert are indeed expecting …

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Kristy Chouiniere, Zura Johnson, Amanda Schoonover Set for Azuka Theatre's the terrible girls by Andy Propst

Azuka Theatre has announced casting for Jacqueline Goldfinger's the terrible girls, to run March 17 - April 3 at The Latvian Society. Allison Heishman will direct the production.The play ce…

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PHOTO FLASH: Josh Charles, Billy Crudup, Ethan Hawke, Chloe Sevigny, et al, Celebrate The New Group by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, January 6, The New Group celebrated the start of their 2011 season, which opens with a production of Tommy Nohilly's Blood From A Stone at Theatre Row's Acorn Theater starring G…

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Bill Brochtrup, Tom Lenk, Alfred Molina, Kirsten Vangness, et al. Set for Theatre of NOTE's Performance Marathon by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award nominee Alfred Molina will be among the participants in Theatre of NOTE's 16th Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon, to take place on Saturday, January 15 beginning at 3pm and co…

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Barbara Cook to Now Perform American Songbook Show February 15 by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Barbara Cook will now perform her cabaret show, which is part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, in The Allen Room on Tuesday, February 15, at 8:30pm, rather tha…

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Sandra Church, Gypsy Rose Lee, Jule Styne, Margaret Whiting, et al. Featured on Sepia Records' Spring Releases by Andy Propst

Sepia Records has announced its lineup of March releases.The 24-track Gypsy Meets Gypsy will bring two LP recordings to one CD. The first half of the disc will be comprised of the numbers f…

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Charlotte Cohn to Present Simply Complicated at CENTERSTAGE by Brian Scott Lipton

Broadway veteran Charlotte Cohn will present her cabaret show, Simply Complicated: The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera-Singing Tank Commander, February 24-27 at CENTERSTAGE as pa…

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Annette Bening, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Geoffrey Rush et al. on BAFTA Longlists by Dan Bacalzo

The longlists for the BAFTA Awards, chosen by members in the first round of voting, have been announced, according to a report in Variety. Nominations will be revealed on January 18, with th…

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Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, et al. Set for David Hare's Page Eight for BBC by Andy Propst

Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Judy Davis, Michael Gambon and Ralph Fiennes will star in the BBC's new spy thriller Page Eight. David Hare is writing and directing the project, which begins film…

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PHOTO FLASH: Kevin Spacey and Katie Couric at The New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, January 6, The New York Times 10th Annual Arts & Leisure Weekend featured talks with Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey and CBS News anchor Katie Couric.As previously rep…

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Complete Casting Announced for Southwark Playhouse's Company by Brian Scott Lipton

Complete casting has been announced for Southwark Playhouse's production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1970 musical Company, February 2-March 12, according to Whatsonstage.com. The…

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Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd to Reprise Knocked Up Roles for New Film by Dan Bacalzo

Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd will reprise their roles as married couple Debbie and Pete, which they played in the 2007 film Knocked Up, according to Variety. Judd Apatow will write and direct t…

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Daytime Emmy Winner Michael Park to Join Daniel Radcliffe in Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Dan Bacalzo

Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Rob Ashford will direct and choreograph the production, which will begin per…

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PHOTO FLASH: America Ferrera, Michele Pawk, Adam Rapp, Lois Smith, Katherine Waterston, et al. at A Small Fire Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, January 6, Playwrights Horizons celebrated the opening of its production of Adam Bock's A Small Fire.Opening night guests included Annie Baker, Marylouise Burke, Michael Chernus…

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Austin Pendleton to Direct Etty Staged Reading by Andy Propst

Austin Pendleton will direct a one-night-only performance of Susan Stein's solo show Etty, to be offered at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on February 2 a…

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Camryn Manheim to Guest Star on NBC's Harry's Law by Andy Propst

Emmy Award-winner Camryn Manheim will guest star on NBC's Harry's Law, according to a report on TVGuide.com.The show stars Kathy Bates, who plays a recently fired attorney who starts a pract…

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Feature: Lindsay Duncan Goes BAM by Gerard Raymond

The Tony Award-winning actress discusses starring with Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw in John Gabriel Borkman at BAM.

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Ron Raines to Join Marc Kudisch for January 15 Town Hall Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran and three-time Emmy nominee Ron Raines will be the special guest star in Marc Kudisch's one-night concert, The Lower Depths: In Defense of the Baritone Voice, at Town Hall,…

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Nationwide Imagine Ireland Festival to Include Work by Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, Druid Theatre Company, and More by Andy Propst

Initial plans have been announced for Imagine Ireland, a year-long multidisciplinary season of Irish arts in America, to be offered at theaters across the country. Among the cities and venu…

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Billy Crudup, Ethan Hawke, Julia Stiles, et al. Set for January 9 The Odd Couple Benefit Reading by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for a staged reading of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, to be offered on January 9 at 7pm at The Cherry Lane Theatre. Frank Whaley will direct the performance, which…

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Broadway Actress Margot Stevenson Dies at 98 by Dan Bacalzo

Actress Margot Stevenson, whose Broadway career spanned several decades, died at her home in Manhattan on Sunday, January 2, according to The New York Times. She was 98.Stevenson made her Br…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke, ever passionate about the theatre, returns to the New York stage in The New Group's Blood From a Stone.

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Lyrics & Lyricists Concert, with Judy Kuhn, Jessica Molaskey, Darius de Haas, Presented Jan. 8

The 92nd Street Y's 2011 Lyrics & Lyricists season launches Jan. 8 with Frank and Tony and Peggy and Me: Making Music with the Great Singers.

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Meital Dohan Stars in Limited Run of Beirut, Opening Jan. 8 Off-Broadway

Meital Dohan, recently seen in the Tribeca Film Festival winner "Monogamy," stars in Alan Bowne's apocalyptic love story Beirut, which officially opens at The Lion at Theatre Row Jan. 8.

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Ben Crawford, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Matt Doyle Will Perform Ryan Scott Oliver Songs

A cast of 17 will celebrate the release of composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver's first published songbook with performances Feb. 7 at Joe's Pub.

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke, ever passionate about the theatre, returns to the New York stage in The New Group's Blood From a Stone.

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Oliver! and Onassis End West End Runs Jan. 8

The West End revival of Oliver! and Martin Sherman's new play Onassis -- playing within yards of each other on the same London block in Covent Garden's Catherine Street - both end their runs…

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Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 8

1900 Blanche Bates, who will go on to play Cho-Cho San in Madame Butterfly, now stars in David Belasco's Naughty Anthony. Oliver Redpath co-stars in this comedy at the Herald Square Theatre.

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The Trial of Hamlet Will Feature Helen Hunt and Tom Irwin in L.A.

Shakespeare's Hamlet will take the witness stand in The Trial of Hamlet, which will feature Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and actors Helen Hunt and Tom Irwin.

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BAFTA Awards, Britain's Answer to the Oscars, Announces "Longlists" For February Ceremony

This year's British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) - to be presented Feb. 15 in a ceremony at London's Royal Opera House - have completed the first round of voting amongst their members, to pro…

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NYMF Accepting Next Link Musical Submissions Through March 1

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Next Link Projects, which will provide 12 new works with full New York City productions next fall.

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Horizon Theatre Nabs Ruined, Avenue Q and Superior Donuts for 2011 Season

Atlanta's Horizon Theatre will stage Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts and Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Ruined during the 2011 season.

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Thurgood, Starring Laurence Fishburne, Will Air on HBO in February

Thurgood -- the one-man show based on the life of the late Civil Rights great and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall starring Tony winner Laurence Fishburne -- will debut on HBO in Febr…

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Questions Legality of Spider-Man Advertising

Bill de Blasio, public advocate for the City of New York, has raised legal questions about the advertising of the new Julie Taymor musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, which has been in pre…

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Alfred Molina, Bill Brochtrup, Tom Lenk, Taylor Negron Set for Hollywood Performance Marathon

Theatre of NOTE will present its 16th annual Hollywood Performance Marathon Jan. 15, beginning at 3 PM and continuing until dawn in Hollywood. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the thea…

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Barbara Cook Postpones Jan. 12 American Songbook Concert Following Surgery

Tony Award-winning soprano Barbara Cook, who is recovering from recent surgery, has postponed her Jan. 12 American Songbook concert at the Allen Room.

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Will Dracula Revival Vanish Off-Broadway Prematurely?

The Off-Broadway revival of the gothic stage classic Dracula, starring Italian actor Michel Altieri and Tony Award winner George Hearn, which was scheduled to run through March 13 at the Lit…

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Ron Raines Will Join Marc Kudisch for Baritone Celebration

Ron Raines, who will be seen in the Kennedy Center's spring production of Follies, will join Marc Kudisch for his upcoming Town Hall concert.

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Margot Stevenson, Actress With Long Stage Pedigree, Dies at 98

Margot Stevenson, a stage actress who appeared in George S. Kaufman plays in the 1930s and opposite Ray Milland in the 1960s, died Jan. 2 at her home in Manhattan. She was 98.

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David Hare Spy Thriller "Page Eight" Will Star Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon

Stage and screen actors Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Ewen Bremner will appear in "Stage Eight," a spy thriller written by veteran playwright David Hare that wi…

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PHOTO CALL: A Party for Blood From a Stone, With Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega

The New Group held a Jan. 6 party for the world-premiere staging of Tommy Nohilly's Blood From a Stone. The show, starring Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega, opens Jan. 12 at…

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MARQUEE VALUE: Priscilla Queen of the Desert at The Palace Theatre

Production: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert with book by Stephen Elliott & Allan Scott, direction by Simon Phil…

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Jason Alexander to Guest Star on Upcoming TNT Series "Franklin & Bash"

Stage and screen star Jason Alexander will make a guest appearance on the upcoming TNT series "Franklin & Bash," which will begin airing this summer, according to tvguide.com.

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Des Keogh and Fiana Tiobin Will Recall My Scandalous Life at Irish Rep

The life of Oscar Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, will be explored in Thomas Kilroy's My Scandalous Life at the Irish Repertory Theater in February.

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Knickerbocker Concerts, With Victor Garber, Kelli O'Hara, Christopher Fitzgerald, Will Be Recorded

Playbill.com has learned that the Collegiate Chorale's upcoming starry concert presentations of Kurt Weill's Knickerbocker Holiday will be recorded.

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Complete Cast Announced for Broadway Revival of How to Succeed... With Daniel Radcliffe

Casting is now complete for the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe. Performances will begin Feb. 26 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Free Reading of Warren Leight's Home Front to Feature Kristen Connolly and Brad Heberlee

Naked Angels is teaming with the Epic Theatre Ensemble to present a free reading of Tony Award-winning playwright Warren Leight's latest work, Home Front, Jan. 10 at the D-Lounge.

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PHOTO CALL: Tonye Patano Stars in Ruined at the Huntington Theatre Company

The Huntington Theatre Company production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Ruined, starring Tonye Patano as brothel proprietress Mama Nadi, began performances Jan. 7 in Boston.

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Shakespeare Theatre Company's Cymbeline to Offer Free Open Rehearsal Jan. 9

The Shakespeare Theatre Company will host a free open rehearsal of its upcoming production of Cymbeline Jan. 9 in Washington, D.C. Seatings will take place at 3 PM and 4:20 PM.

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PHOTO CALL: Adam Bock's A Small Fire, With Pawk, Birney, Keenan-Bolger, Williams, Opens Off-Broadway

A Small Fire, Adam Bock's play about a family wedding and its impact on the mother of the bride, opened Jan. 6 in its world premiere at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons. Tony Award winner…

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Ethan Hawke, Billy Crudup, Julia Stiles Set for The Odd Couple Reading

A star-studded reading of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, which will benefit PS 3, will be presented Jan. 9 at 7 PM at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

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Long Wharf's "Torture Team" Features Vanessa Redgrave, Jeff McCarthy, Jay O. Sanders

Jeff McCarthy, Jay O. Sanders and Harris Yulin have been announced to join Tony Award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave for "Torture Team," Philippe Sands' account of the U.S. sanctioning of …

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Theatre Critic Charles McNulty Winner of George Jean Nathan Award

Charles McNulty, chief theatre critic for the Los Angeles Times, has been named the winner of the 2009-10 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, administered by Cornell University'…

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Matt Damon and Jennifer Lopez to Present Golden Globe Awards

Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Robert De Niro at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be h…

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Joshua Henry, Laura Osnes, Kyle Beltran, Natalie Weiss Set for You Made This Tour Concert

Songwriting duo Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Henry and Mudge) will celebrate the launch of their debut album, "Our First Mistake," wi…

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Bedbugs! Readings to Feature Celina Carvajal, Brian Charles Rooney, Chris Hall

Readings of Bedbugs!, a hit at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, will be presented Jan. 17 at 3 PM and 7 PM at Pearl Studios in Manhattan.

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Anthony Geary, Kim Zimmer, Sherri Shepherd and More Set for ABC Daytime Salutes Benefit

On March 13 the eighth and final ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be presented in Manhattan at Town Hall. To date, the benefits have raised $1.6 million for the fun…

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Oscar Nominee Imelda Staunton Will Return to London Stage in A Delicate Balance

Imelda Staunton, best known for playing the title role in Mike Leigh's film "Vera Drake," for which she was Oscar-nominated for Best Actress, will return to the London stage in the Almeida's…

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West End's End of the Rainbow Extends Booking Through April

End of the Rainbow, a new play by Peter Quilter featuring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland during the last months of her life, is extending its run at the West End's Trafalgar Studios.

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The WEEK AHEAD: Jan. 8-14 by Blake Ross

Kick-off 2011 with a theatre-filled, spectacular WEEK AHEAD!Wilde women start off Broadway’s New Year… four Main Stem departures… Rent men take up residence at Town Hall…

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Gabriel Byrne and Christine Quinn Announce $5.2 Million Performing Arts Initiative (Photos) by Matt Blank

On Jan. 7 the Irish government announced details of a large financial investment aimed at presenting Irish arts in New York City and the United States in 2011.The government is investing $5.…

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Zachary Quinto Answers Questions from Angels in America Fans (Video) by Thomas Peter

Video of Zachary Quinto’s answers to questions from Twitter and Facebook fans of the Signature Theatre Company production of Angels in America has been posted. Quinto is currently play…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2 by Thomas Peter

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Dec. 27, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011, as reported by The Broadway League.MUSICALSWicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $2,228,235The Lion King (Mins…

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Last Chance to See La Bete

David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley star in the revival of this Moliere-inspired comedy (in verse!) about the battle that ensues when a princess insists upon allowing a low-bro…

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OBSESSED!: The Origins of "Miranda Sings"

All it takes is a little lipstick, hairpins and some coaxing from Seth to get Colleen Ballinger to tap into her crazy YouTube alter ego Miranda.

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NYPL Celebrates Gyspy Rose Lee's Birthday, 1/8 by Bww News Desk

On January 8, 2011, the world's most famous burlesque performer turns 100 years old. Join LIVE from the NYPL for a centennial celebration of the birth of Gypsy Rose Lee novelist, playwright,…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Disney's ALADDIN Headed to 5th Avenue in Seattle? by Rialto Chatter

The Seattle Times is reporting that The 5th Avenue Theatre has apparently forged a deal with the Walt Disney Company to stage the world premiere of a new Disney musical, Aladdin, in the summ…

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Photo & Video Coverage: Christopher Tierney Returns to SPIDER-MAN Tonight!

Christopher Tierney was back at SPIDER-MAN evening, as an audience member. He told the press before the show that he believed in the production, and the crew, wasn't mad at anyone and was ho…

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TWITTER WATCH: Tonight's SPIDER-MAN Performance Halted Multiple Times?

Word has hit Twitter that tonight's performance of SPIDER-MAN was stopped at least twice. These malfuctions would be the latest in a long line of problems for the new musical, which began pr…

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Pee-Wee Herman May Return To The Small Screen

Film and television icon Pee-Wee Herman Paul Reubens brought his signature brand of hilarious mayhem to Broadway for a special limited engagement of the acclaimed stage play, The Pee-Wee Her…

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HBO Debuts 'Thurgood,' Starring Fishburne, 2/24

THURGOOD, filmed in front of a live audience at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C., will debut THURSDAY, FEB. 24 900-1045 p.m. ETPT during Black History Month, exclu…

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Photo Coverage: UP ON THE MARQUEE: ANYTHING GOES! by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Roundabout Theatre Company will present Joel Grey and Sutton Foster in Anything Goes in 2011 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. We heard that the marquee is now up and hoofed it right over to …

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Rialto Chatter: DRACULA To Close This Weekend? by Rialto Chatter

It looks like off-Broadway's DRACULA, playing at the Little Shubert might have a shorter run than originally announced. The show, which just opened on January 5, was originally scheduled to …

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BWW Discounts: Save on Tickets to MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE! by Contests

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save on tickets to the Roundabout Theater's production of THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE for performances from January 11 through April …

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Jane Krakowski is Expecting a Baby!

According to Radaronline.con, stage and screen star Jane Krakowski and fiance Robert Godley are expecting a baby. Her rep said, Jane and Robert are indeed expecting a baby Both soon-to-be fi…

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Cook Cancels Songbook Concert for Hernia Recovery

Barbara Cook's American Songbook performance, previously scheduled for January 12, has been postponed to allow the singer to recover from a medical procedure to remove a hernia. Ms. Cook wil…

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Weisz, Nighy, et al. to Star in PAGE EIGHT Film

According to a report by BBC News, Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Ewen Bremner are all set to star in BBC2's Stage Eight. The film is based on a thriller by p…

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Liza Minnelli to Appear on OWN's SEASON 25, 1/7

The legendary Liza Minnelli, whose latest CD Confessions was released to universal acclaim, will appear on OWN's Season 25 Oprah Behind The Scenes on January 7. The appearance spotlights Liz…

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Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann Get 'Knocked Up' in New Comedy

According to Variety, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann will reprise their Knocked Up roles for a new comedy that remains untitled. Director Judd Aptow will bring their characters, 'Debbie and Pete…

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Harvey Fierstein, Chef David Burke Join Officials to Launch New Winter Travel Deals

Broadway star Harvey Fierstein and celebrity chef David Burke join Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Steel, NYC amp Company CEO George Fertitta and corporate partners American Exp…

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Jan. 7 Snow Watch - All Broadway Shows Are On!

We've got light flurries at the moment here in New York City and there's a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 5pm tonight, but all Broadway shows are still on for tonight, Friday, Janua…

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Camryn Manheim Set for NBC's HARRY'S LAW

According to TVGuide.com, Camryn Manheim is set to guest star on NBC's Harry's Law.

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Broadway's Margot Stevenson Dies at 98

According to the Ny Times, Broadway actress Margot Stevenson passed away in her Manhattan home on Sunday, January 2. She was 98 years old. Stevenson is survived by her daughter, Margot Avery.

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Full Cast Announced for HOW TO SUCCEED; Michael Park & Ensemble

The producers of the 50th Anniversary production of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING are excited to announce complete…

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Roundabout's MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE Begins Previews Tonight, 1/7

Preview performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company's The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Michael Wilson.The cast includes Curtis Billi…

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Hawke, Stiles, et al. Set for ODD COUPLE Reading, 1/9

According to Telecharge.com, Ethan Hawke, Julia Stiles, Billy Crudup, Wallace Shawn, Louie CK, Alessandra Nivola, Mario Cantone, Emily Mortimer and Jonathan Marc Sherman are set to star in a…

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Complete Cast Announced for West End WIZARD OF OZ

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new The Wizard of Oz promises to be the biggest theatre event of the year, combining all the much-loved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score with new songs. Now, th…

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Constantine Maroulis Says SPIDER-MAN is 'Poetic, Provocative & Beautiful'

ROCK OF AGES star Constantine Maroulis has gone on the record about SPIDER-MAN, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Maroulis says, It was the most poetic, provocative and beautiful piece of…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Lithgow's STORIES BY HEART

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Lithgow offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity in Stories by Heart. In this piece he traces his roo…

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Beck, Rimes, Seal, Winans Join Streisand MusiCares Tribute

Performances by multi-GRAMMY-winning artistsTony Bennett, Seal, Donna Summer, BeBe Winans, and Stevie Wonder multi-GRAMMY-winning artists and current GRAMMY nominees Jeff Beck and Herbie Han…

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Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Share a Warm Daisy Reunion with James Earl Jones by Broadway.com Staff

In the spring on 1987, James Earl Jones and Courtney B. Vance teamed up as father and son in the unforgettable Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Fences. (Jones won the Best Actor Tony Awa…

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Neil Patrick Harris Sees What Broadway's Buzzing About at Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark by Broadway.com Staff

Sure, he's a new daddy ever since he and partner David Burtka welcomed twins into their Hollywood home, but that's not going to keep Broadway fan and self-professed geek Neil Patrick Harris …

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Hip-Hop Loving Heights Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Answers Your Questions! by Broadway.com Staff

Does Lin-Manuel Miranda ever stop moving? As his Tony-winning musical In The Heights wraps up a stellar run on Broadway, Miranda has a new musical (Bring It On) in the works, he's getting a …

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Blood From a Stone, Starring Ethan Hawke, Extends Off-Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

The New Group's production of Blood From a Stone, starring Ethan Hawke, has extended its off-Broadway run. The new play by Tommy Nohilly, which was scheduled to close on February 5, will now…

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Star Jennifer Damiano Says Bono 'Had a Great Time' Seeing Spider-Man by Michael Mellini

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark composer, U2's Bono, paid his first visit to the show on January 4 and the rocker gave Spidey a thumbs-up, according to the musical's star Jennifer Damiano. "He…

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What's Up, Hayley Podschun? The Freckleface Strawberry Star on the Joys of Playing a Seven-Year-Old by Kathy Henderson

Blessed with an irresistible grin and a bucketload of singing and dancing talent, Hayley Podschun is currently giving a winning star turn in Freckleface Strawberry, the off-Broadway musical …

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Ethan Hawke and Co. Celebrate Blood From a Stone Off-Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

The working class landscape of gritty family drama Blood From a Stone may be a bleak place, but the opening celebration of The New Group production was a different story. On January 6 the sh…

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The Cast of A Small Fire Ignites the Stage on Opening Night by Jenny Anderson

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michele Pawk and the cast of off-Broadway's A Small Fire brought the dramatic heat to Playwrights Horizon on January 6 when the new play from Adam Bock opened. The drama…

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