Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Other Desert Cities by Theasy.com

Lincoln Center, Off Broadway By Alan J. Miller BOTTOM LINE: An intelligently written, well plotted drama of a family in crisis, brought to life by a marvelous ensemble cast. Don't mis…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Westward Ho to the Ovations, Gustavo Marceau, Razon Re-Visited by Don Shirley

The Ovation Awards ceremony ventures outside LA County, Gustavo Dudamel resembles a great mime from the best theater fan's seats in Disney Hall, and persistence pays off for the 24th Street …

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Baby Wants Candy

Lovers of comedy and musical theater are sure to enjoy this troupe's completely improvised musicals.

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ROCK OF AGES' Kristin Hanggi Holds CREATIVE Gym Seminar, 1/19

Is there an idea that's pulling at your heart Something that's calling you - but you're stuck getting it out After years of working with writers, Kristin developed a specific system for gett…

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Dolly Parton at Work on New Children's Musical

According to the Chicago Sun Times, country music legend and 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL creator Dolly Parton is hard at work on a new and exciting project. The semi-autobiographical children's music…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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John Lithgow to Guest Star on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

According to TVGuide.com, John Lithgow is in talks to star as Barney's father in CBS' HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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This week's new dance by Judith Mackrell

The Imperial Ice Stars: Swan Lake On Ice, EdinburghIn the last few years there have been a flurry of ice dance productions all appropriating the music and stories of the 19th-century classic…

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This week's new comedy by James Kettle

Paul Foot, LondonYou don't always know what you're going to get with Paul Foot, but you can be assured that it'll be wholly original and frequently very funny. A typical set sees him trottin…

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This week's new theatre by Mark Cook, Lyn Gardner

New Edinburgh Lyceum SeasonThere is plenty of Scottish work upcoming in the new Edinburgh Lyceum season, including the world premiere of Sue Glover's Marilyn, a look into the private life of…

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Other Producers Comment on SPIDER-MAN Delays; Bono Leaves Town; Critics Mulling Next Moves

According to the NY Times, SPIDER-MAN producers have been quick to defend their recent decision to again delay the show's official opening, postponing it until March 15. Producer Michael Coh…

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STAGE TUBE: MARY POPPINS Travels Down Under!

Catch a glimpse of the Australian Production of MARY POPPINS For tickets and information, visit httpwww.marypoppins.com. Click below to watch the video

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Festivals In Review: Warring Relatives and Joking Rabbis by The New York Times

Four plays at two New York festivals, Under the Radar and Coil, offer a range of themes, styles and even language.

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‘Spider-Man’ Producers Say Delay Is Justified by Patrick Healy

The producers of “Spider-Man” said the delay of the opening was justified by the complexity of the show.

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Christine Ebersole

The two-time Tony winner balances ballads and comedy numbers with tales of Tinseltown and personal moments in a polished hour. The only complaint is that it's a shade too polished.

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Jane Kaczmarek, James Lecesne Set for Geffen's In Mother Words

Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Jane Kaczmarek, and James Lecesne will star in the West Coast premiere of In Mother Words, to play the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, February …

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James Earl Jones Joins Mayor Bloomberg for MLK Program, 1/17

Tony Award-winner James Earl Jones, currently starring on Broadway in the hit revival of Driving Miss Daisy, will appear with Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a breakfast commemorating Martin Luth…

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STAGE TUBE: A-Rod in His Own Musical?

The Onion Sports Network has recently created a musical spoof that is worth a look. The news parody site explores what a musical written, directed, choreographed and starring Yankees star A…

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Review Roundup: NEXT TO NORMAL National Tour

The startling new musical Next to Normal, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, launched a national tour at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre on November 23. The show moved on to Denver …

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STAGE TUBE: Jackson, Harner in THE GREEN

Jason Butler Harner and Cheyenne Jackson co-star in Table Ten Films' upcoming, 'The Green'. The movie, which finished shooting on September 2, features direction by Steven Williford and was …

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Come On Board for a First Look at The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore by Broadway.com Staff

If a rich older woman, a mysterious stranger and an Italian mountainside sound like a seductive combination, Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Tennessee Williams’ The Mi…

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The Week in Culture Pictures, Jan. 14 by The New York Times

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

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Nightsong For The Boatman by Jovanka Bach, directed by John Stark, Barrow Group Theatre by Yvonne Korshak

... departure ... What a bunch of characters! On an isolated wharf lit by a bright moon two men are engaged in a Jacob and the Angel-like struggle shooting dice. Murlie, with a tough-guy acc…

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Graney Steps Down by Zev Valancy

Well this is news: as first broken by Eric and Andy's Reviews You Can Iews, Sean Graney will be stepping down as artistic director of The Hypocrites, the Chicago theatre company that he…

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Premiere Dates Set for Three Showtime Series, Featuring Toni Collette, Edie Falco, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, et al.

Showtime has announced the spring premiere dates for three of its series. Nurse Jackie, which stars Broadway veteran Edie Falco, will begin its third season on March 28 at 10pm. Immediatel…

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Charlotte Cohn to Present Simply Complicated at NYC's The Cell and Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE

Broadway veteran Charlotte Cohn will present her cabaret show, Simply Complicated: The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera-Singing Tank Commander at the Cell in New York City on Satu…

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Joe Iconis, Stephen Flaherty et al. Set for Behind the Music-al at 92YTribeca

Tony Award-winning composer Stephen Flaherty will moderate Behind the Music-al, a behind-the-scenes look at the next generation of musical theater composers, to be presented at 92YTribeca, o…

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John Gabriel Borkman by Stagegrade

Are critics feel invested in "John Gabriel Borkman"?

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The WEEK AHEAD: Jan. 15-21 by Blake Ross

This holiday WEEK AHEAD gives us a chance to reflect on the legacy of some historic Americans and one of Broadway’s angels. Rep. Ruth Messinger hosts a free evening of song and dance i…

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Rachel Axler’s Smudge Marks Syzygy’s Season by Admin

What would make a theater company that produces only two plays a year choose, for its first production of 2011, a show about a couple who gives birth to something so formlessly screwed up …

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Photo Coverage: Olympia Dukakis in THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE - Production Shots

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director is proud to present a new production of Tennessee Williams's The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, directed by and starring Mich…

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SPIDER-MAN Team Says 'Critics Should Not Review Until Invited'

Just in from Rick Miramontez, Spokesman for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark The official position of the Spider-Man team is that critics should not review the production until invited by the pr…

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TIME STANDS STILL Hosts AP Talkback 1/18

TIME STANDS STILL, Broadways best reviewed new play at the Cort Theatre 138 West 48th Street, continues its talkback series Tuesday, January 18 following the 7 PM performance with an edition…

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Stage Vets Jason Butler Harner and Cheyenne Jackson Get Dramatic in New Film The Green by Broadway.com Staff

After stints on Glee, 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson has already made his mark on TV and now the dashing actor is ready to storm the big screen in the new f…

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Stockard Channing, Linda Lavin and More Celebrate a Family Affair at Other Desert Cities' Opening by Bruce Glikas

Sparks may fly between members of the Wyeth family in Lincoln Center Theater's Other Desert Cities when daughter Brooke returns home with the announcement she's penning a memoir chro…

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TIME STANDS STILL Talk Back with AP Journalists Tue, Jan 18

TIME STANDS STILL WELCOMES ASSOCIATED PRESS TALKBACK TUESDAY JANUARY 18, 2011 POST-PERFORMANCE TALKBACK TO FEATURE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOURNALISTS KIMBERLY DOZIER, JOHN DANISZEWSKI, Santiago L…

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Read the 'Hamletmachine' review by Kerry Reid by Chris Jones

"Hamletmachine" runs through Feb. 12 at the Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland Ave.; tickets are $20 at 773-384-0494 or www.trapdoortheatre.com If you're looking for a simple production of …

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Brian Bedford conquers Broadway

Unanimous raves greet Stratford star in the New York production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

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Jesse Eisenberg to Host January 29 Episode of Saturday Night Live

Jesse Eisenberg will host the January 29 episode of Saturday Night Live. The musical guest for the show will be Niki Minaj. Eisenberg's performance in The Social Network has earned hi…

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David Sedaris Set for Reading at Harvard University May 7

Best-selling author and NPR humorist David Sedaris will perform a 60-minute reading at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, on Saturday, May 7 at 8pm. Sedaris will be r…

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PHOTO FLASH: Alexis Bledel, Nikki Blonsky, Anita Gillette, Judy Gold, Pauletta Washington Join Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Alexis Bledel, Nikki Blonsky, Anita Gillette, Judy Gold, and Pauletta Washington celebrated joining the Off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at the Westside Theatre at a p…

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Green Eyes by Stagegrade

Are critics turned on by Tennessee Williams' shocker "Green Eyes"?

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The Fitzrovia Radio Hour – review by Lyn Gardner

Trafalgar Studios, LondonHeading out on a regional tour is The Fitzrovia Radio Hour, which has already achieved a cult following for its re-creation of the radio plays of the 1940s…

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Barbershopera: Apocalypse No! – review by Lyn Gardner

Trafalgar Studios, LondonThe archangels have done their bimillennial audit of the human race and Big G has made his pronouncement: the only option is apocalypse, and he wants the job finishe…

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Anika Noni Rose, Joan Osborne, et al. Featured in AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Lincoln Center, 2/2-5

Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook, which explores the best of the golden age of musical standards through to the best in current songwriting, will bring to the stage some o…

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Alicia Silverstone is Expecting First Child

According to People.com, Broadway veteran Alicia Silverstone is pregnant with her first child. The 34 year old actress and her husband, Christopher Jarecki have been married since June of 20…

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Mia Farrow Wins Marian Anderson Award

Actress Mia Farrow has been awarded the 2011 Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership on behalf of a humanitarian cause or issue benefits society. farrow will receive he…

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FLASH FRIDAY: Oscar Season Rundown by Pat Cerasaro

We are kicking off 2011 in true Hollywood style, by showcasing and reviewing a number of films coming out this Oscar season - in theaters and on DVDInstant Watch - with a particular emphasis…

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Charmed, We’re Sure! An Elegant Earnest Opening Night by Broadway.com Staff

It was a fittingly frothy opening night for the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Oscar Wilde's classic The Importance of Being Earnest, which bowed at Broadway’s American A…

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Short-a-Day: John Edgar Wideman's "Always Raining Somewhere, Said Jim Johnson" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in Harper's, February 2011. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 27.This simple story lacks enough ambition to justify Wideman's writerly tricks; at heart, it's about…

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ArtsBeat: Under the Radar: 5 Questions About 'Living in Exile' by Erik Piepenburg

An interview with the "Living in Exile" director.

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terraNOVA Collective presents the Groundbreakers Reading Series at Incubator Arts Project

TERRANOVA COLLECTIVE  IN ASSOCIATION WITH  INCUBATOR ARTS PROJECT PRESENTS THE GROUNDBREAKERS READING SERIES HALLEY FEIFFER, LAUREN FELDMAN,  ANDREW KRAMER &a…

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Shepard Fairey, AP settle copyright case involving Obama image by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

After a two-year court battle, the copyright infringement case against Shepard Fairey — over his use of an Associated Press photographer’s image of Barack Obama for his “Ob…

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Book Review Podcast: Jennifer Egan and Siddhartha Mukherjee by The New York Times

This week: Featuring an extended conversation with the authors Jennifer Egan and Siddhartha Mukherjee.

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Doused and Deconstructed by Diane Snyder

How I am growing to embrace weird downtown experimental theater. I quite liked Tom Ryan Thinks He's James Mason Starring in a Movie By Nicholas Ray in which a Man’s Illness Provides an Es…

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How To Succeed... : In the Studio with Anderson Cooper and Daniel Radcliffe by H2sbway

How To Succeed... : In the Studio with Anderson Cooper and Daniel Radcliffe http://bit.ly/H2SYouTube Starring the multi award-winning international stage and film actor Daniel Radcliffe (E…

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Mia Farrow Wins 2011 Marian Anderson Award

Mia Farrow has won the 2011 Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership on behalf of a humanitarian cause(s) or issue benefits society. The prize will be presented at a gal…

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Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Jarecki Expecting First Child

Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki are expecting their first child, according to a report on People.com. The couple married in 2005. Silverstone's stage credits includ…

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PHOTO FLASH: Alexis Bledel, Nikki Blonsky, Anita Gillette, Judy Gold, Pauletta Washington Join Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Alexis Bledel, Nikki Blonsky, Anita Gillette, Judy Gold, and Pauletta Washington celebrated joining the Off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at the Westside Theatre at a p…

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PHOTO FLASH: Cast of York's Road to Qatar! Musical Perform for the Press

The cast of the York Theatre Company's The Road to Qatar!, performed numbers from the show at a press event held on Friday, January 14. Phillip George has directed the production, which…

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Kennedy Center Announces Cast for National Tour of Barrio Grrl! Musical

Casting has been announced for The Kennedy Center's national tour of the musical Barrio Grrrl!, which will kick off at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD on January 22. Part of the Cen…

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Lady's good in 'Importance of Being Earnest'

Those lips. (Cheshire.) Those eyes. (Lizard.) That hat. (Winged-victory, preparing for takeoff.) Every brocaded sneer, each well-tasted vowel in Brian Bedford's embodiment of Lady Bracknell …

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LA STAGE Insider: January 14, 2011 by Julio Martinez

From world premieres to an opening back in 1927, Julio Martinez covers it all in this week's LA STAGE Insider. READ MORE

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LOMBARDI's Judith Light Guests On NY1's On Stage 1/15

Before catching this weekends NFL Playoff games, sit down with NY-1s Donna Karger and actress Judith Light, who currently stars in LOMBARDI, Broadways hot new play about football coaching le…

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BWW Interviews: Sergio Trujillo - Broadway's Quadruple Threat Talks JERSEY BOYS, NEXT TO NORMAL, WHITE NOISE and More

Given the odds, for one to have been involved with a singular Broadway success would be impressive. To have been involved with two would solidify one's status as a true Broadway player. How …

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Butler, Sieber, And More To Perform At Theatreworks USA Gala Benefit 1/31

The Board of Directors, Gala Committee, and staff Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director, and Ken Arthur, ProducingDirector of Theatreworks USA, Americas largest not-for-profit touring theatr…

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Michele on FUNNY GIRL: 'Of Course Fanny Brice Is Me'

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Broadway producer Bob Boyett is endeavoring to revive FUNNY GIRL on Broadway with famed director Bartlet Sher South Pacific, Awake and Sing, Light …

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Barbershopera: Apocalypse No!; The Fitzrovia Radio Hour, Trafalgar Studio 2, London

Two somewhat belated 'transfers' of Edinburgh Fringe shows are now on offer: an a capella musical comedy thriller, and an appealing radio-on-stage hybrid, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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Schools of thought

Two plays at London's Bush Theatre join an honourable roll call of dramas about school and plunge headlong into the debate on the state of education, writes Sarah Hemming

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New Love, Loss Stars Alexis Bledel, Nikki Blonsky and More Celebrate 500th Performance by Jenny Anderson

It's always an exciting night when a new cast takes over at off-Broadway hit Love, Loss and What I Wore, but January 13 marked an extra special evening for the show. Not only did the pro…

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ArtsBeat: Caesar to Usurp Antony in Lincoln Center Festival by Randy Kennedy

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces a lineup change.

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Under the Radar: 5 Questions About 'Living in Exile' by Erik Piepenburg

An interview with the "Living in Exile" director.

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Aha Moment: Antony Hegarty

The frontman for Antony and the Johnsons says everything changed for him when he discovered the Japanese modern dance, butoh. Hegarty talks about the butoh master, Kazuo Ohno, and describes …

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Coming to the Aid of the Beleaguered Belarus Free Theater by Broadway Bulletin

THE PUBLIC THEATER AND LA MAMA EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE CLUB SCHEDULE AN ENCORE BENEFIT PERFORMANCE OF BELARUS FREE THEATER'S “BEING HAROLD PINTER” By HENRY EDWARDS

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Seventh time around, Wingfield remains pleasant company by J. Kelly Nestruck

His relaxed ruminations are filled with fascinating details about the complexities of the supposed simple life

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This: Sometimes words speak louder than actions by Marsha Lederman

Melissa James Gibson’s play adds an authentic voice to the urban-angst canon

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Kerry Butler, Christiane Noll, Christopher Sieber, et al. Set for Theatreworks USA's Gala, Featuring Preview of New The Yellow Brick Road Musical

The lineup of performers has been announced for Theatreworks USA's annual gala, to be held on Monday, January 31 at 6pm at the Pierre Hotel. DeMarco Morgan will host the event, which w…

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Cast Set for Charles L. Mee's Heaven on Earth at La MaMa E.T.C.

Witness Relocation and France's Collective ildi ! eldi have announced casting for the world premiere of Charles L. Mee's Heaven on Earth, to run February 17-27 in La MaMa's El…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Jan. 3-9 by Thomas Peter

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Jan. 3-9, 2011, as reported by The Broadway League. MUSICALS Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark (Foxwoods Theatre), $1,588,514 Wicke…

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BWW Announces Winners of 2010 Southern California Awards!

The votes have all been counted and audited and we're VERY excited to announce the results of the first ever BroadwayWorld.com Southern California Awards Tens of thousands of votes were cast…

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Base Hit? Imagining a Musical from Yankees Slugger Alex Rodriguez by Broadway.com Staff

Are you ready for something seriously silly? How about the idea that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez would write, direct and choreograph his own Broadway musical? Thanks to The Onion…

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Caesar to Usurp Antony in Lincoln Center Festival by Randy Kennedy

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces a lineup change.

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WatchList: Web Series With Polish by Mike Hale

In the WatchList column in this weekend's Arts & Leisure section, we take a look at some Web series at the higher end of the food chain.

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Partner of Stieg Larsson Wants to Complete Fourth 'Millennium' Novel by Julie Bosman

Eva Gabrielsson talks about the book in a new memoir.

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Get a Sneak Peek of MARY POPPINS in Australia by Disneyonbroadway

Get a Sneak Peek of MARY POPPINS in Australia Catch a glimpse of the Australian production of MARY POPPINS, now in Sydney. For tickets and information, visit http://www.marypoppins.com. Bec…

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Move On. by Donald

I can't imagine many people will read this, as it's been over 6 months since I updated, but I suppose all writing-for-the-internet is done with the understanding the anyone could read it, bu…

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RSC's Julius Caesar Replaces Antony and Cleopatra in Lincoln Center Festival Residency

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Julius Caesar, directed by Lucy Bailey, will replace the previously reported production of Antony and Cleopatra in the RSC's six-week …

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Nancy E. Carroll, Dermot Crowley, Tadhg Murphy et al. Set for Cripple of Inishmaan Tour

Casting has been announced for DRUID and Atlantic Theater Company's production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, which will begin a U.S. tour in Boston at the Paramoun…

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Les Dennis to Star in Jermyn Strreet Theatre's Drowning on Dry Land

Les Dennis will star in Alan Ayckbourn's Drowning on Dry Land, to run February 22 -March 19 at the Jermyn Street Theatre, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. Guy Retallack will …

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Other Desert Cities by Stagegrade

Do critics recommend a visit to "Other Desert Cities"?

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Proof That Theater Does Matter by Admin

Many of my actor friends think I spend way too much time trying to figure out what makes theater relevant in an age when the entire world is literally available in the palm of your hand. T…

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Dave Clemmons Partners With Joy Dewing For Clemmons/Dewing Casting

Dave Clemmons C.S.A., Casting Director of Broadways Driving Miss Daisy and the upcoming Wonderland, is pleased to announce the promotion of longtime associate Joy Dewing topartner.

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STAGE TUBE: Kelsey Grammer Visits Letterman

Five-time Emmy Award winner and 2010 Tony Award nominee Kelsey Grammer, currently starring on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, was a guest last night, Januar…

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Getting Senseless in “A Small Fire” by Mark Blankenship

An actress and playwright create a woman deprived of almost everything How do you create a woman who can’t see, smell, taste, or hear? That may sound like a Zen riddle, but it’s …

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Sean Graney to exit The Hypocrites by Chris Jones

Sean Graney, the founding artistic director of The Hypocrites, will leave his post at the end of the current season, making way for ensemble member Halena Kays. Kays will take over the Off-L…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Opening Night: The Importance of Being Earnest

Jane Alexander, Michael Cerveris, Alan Cumming, Victor Garber, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Estelle Parsons, Sherie Rene Scott, and more stars join Brian Bedford and company for the opening of …

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Donald Trump rejects Lindsay Lohan for Celebrity Apprentice

Oh you know it’s bad when you can’t even get on a reality tv show. Donald Trump is putting together a new Celebrity Apprentice and Lindsay Lohan asked to be a part of it. the Donald said…

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Russell Simmons on Roger Ailes: that's my man - I love him

Russell Simmons talks about Roger Ailes, Mike Huckabee, Sean Hannity. he taljed to Roger Ailes "specifically about the ability of the right and the left to work together. I told him I'm far …

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8 crazy scenes from the mini series The Kennedys

The Daily Beast obtained an exclusive, early copy of the script of the botched History Channel miniseries The Kennedys. Jace Lacob picks eight salacious bits from the first episode.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger unlikely to return to films full time: Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman helped turn Arnold Schwarzenegger from a muscleman to a funnyman with the films Twins and Kindergarten Cop, but the filmmaker doesn’t think his friend will return to movies fu…

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MoMA buys Ants on Jesus video art that was pulled from Smithsonian

The Museum of Modern Art purchased David Wojnarowicz’s 13 minute version of A Fire in My Belly, the controversial video exhibit featuring an image of Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants th…

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God of Carnage Original Cast Talk as They Reunite in L.A. (Video) by Thomas Peter

Jeff Daniels, Hope David, Marcia Gay Harden and James Gandolfini, who were the original cast members of the Tony Award-winning run of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage on Broadway, will re…

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Miranda, Whitty, Blankenbuehler Talk BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL

The Alliance Theatre announces the world premiere of Bring It On The Musical, which will make its debut on the Alliance Stage on January 15, 2011. The high-stakes world of competitive cheerl…

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Joanna Riding and Meow Meow to Star in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at London’s Gielgud Theatre by Broadway.com Staff

Kneehigh Theatre, the company behind the recent Broadway hit Brief Encounter, has announced casting for its newest creation, an adaptation Michel Legrand’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. …

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Daryl Roth Productions and The Splinter Group Join Forces to Create DR Theatrical Management

DARYL ROTH PRODUCTIONS AND THE SPLINTER GROUP JOIN FORCES TO CREATE DR THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT New York, NY (01/14/2011) – Daryl Roth Productions and The Splinter Group have teamed up to …

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Some More Unusual Company for Admiral Nelson by Randy Kennedy

A boy on a rocking horse, to be followed by a rooster.

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A Memoir From Sissy Spacek by Julie Bosman

Tales of her childhood in the South.

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Graphic Books Best-Seller Lists: Vampire Love by George Gene Gustines

With so much loving going around for vampires, this collected edition was kind of inevitable: at no. 1 on the hardcover list this week is the first volume of the "Vampirella Archives."

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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The Importance of Being Earnest: When actors are equal to Wilde’s lines by Adam Feldman

Brian Bedford returns to Broadway with his Stratford hit

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John Goodman to Join Glenn Close on DirecTV's Damages

John Goodman will join the cast of DirecTV's Damages, according to a report on TVGuide.com. He will play the CEO of a military contractor who is put on trial in a wrongful death suit. …

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PHOTO FLASH: Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Linda Lavin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elaine Stritch, et al. at Opening of Other Desert Cities

Jon Robin Baitz's new play, Other Desert Cities, opened at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on January 13. Joe Mantello has directed the production, which stars Stockard …

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Brent Harris, Ron Cephas Jones, Linda Powell, et al. Set for A.R.T.'s Ajax

American Repertory Theatre has announced casting for Charles Connaghan's new version of Sophocles' Ajax, to run February 12 - March 13. Sarah Benson will direct the production. T…

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Paul Greengrass may direct direct Martin Luther King thriller Memphis

Filmmaker Paul Greengrass (Jason Bourne franchise) may direct the historical thriller Memphis, based off his own script about the events that preceded the assassination of iconic civil right…

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Hollywood's Most Influential Celebrities: Forbes

Influence means the power to affect people or events, especially when that power is based on prestige. By that definition, it might be surprising to see director Steven Spielberg topping For…

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Jude Law to star in a play in the West End

Jude Law is returning to the West End stage to play a sailor who falls in love with a prostitute. The actor will appear in the Eugene O'Neill play Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse in Co…

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Lisa Rinna thrilled to be a size 0

The actress tweeted: "I am very pleased to have fit into the size 0 Theory trousers today at wrk. Hate me if u like! I'm thrilled!"

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Chastity Bono documentary Becoming Chaz acquired by Oprah's cable network OWN

Oprah Winfrey's cable network OWN acquired Becoming Chaz, the Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato directed feature documentary that follows the gender reassignment journey that transformed Cher'…

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Aretha Franklin sets record straight on her health but no specifics

Aretha, 68, admits there was indeed a health scare, but she isn’t ready to divulge specifics just yet. She said: "Well, there was just so many wild things out there and just so many things…

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Stagegrade

A flat-out "A" for "The Importance of Being Earnest"

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

A mime festival opens, while Filter warms up to tackle Silence with the RSC. But things in the capital are far from quiet ...It's January, so it must be the London International Mime festiva…

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Vineyard Theatre's VINEYARD MASTERS Continues With Chalfant And Kuhn

Vineyard Theatre continues new VINEYARD MASTERS serieswith classes by two Tony-nominated actresses Kathleen Chalfant and Judy Kuhn on January 29 and 31, respectively

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BroadwayGirlNYC: Existential Viewing by Broadwaygirlnyc

I had the most incredibly existential experience at the theatre last week - twice, in fact - when I saw parts one and two of the Signature Theatre's gorgeous staging of Angels in America. It…

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Photo Flash: LOVE, LOSS Welcomes Blonsky, Bledel et al. & Celebrates 500 Performances Off-Broadway

On Wednesday, January 12th, Alexis Bledel Gilmore Girls, Pauletta Washington The Parkers, Nikki Blonsky Hairspray the film, Anita Gillette 30 Rock, and Judy Gold 25 Questions for a Jewish Mo…

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Jude Law, Douglas Hodge, Eddie Redmayne and Ruth Wilson Set for Donmar Warehouse Season by Broadway.com Staff

Jude Law, Ruth Wilson, Douglas Hodge and Eddie Redmayne are among the stars announced for the upcoming Donmar Warehouse season in London. AS previously announced, the season marks the final …

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Weekend Poll: Who is Your Favorite American Idol Veteran-Turned-Broadway Performer? by Broadway.com Staff

Newly revamped TV sensation American Idol is gearing up for its tenth season beginning January 19, complete with a pair of new judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. Plenty of Idol veteran…

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Love Never Dies Star Sierra Boggess Tapped for U.K. Production of She Loves Me by Broadway.com Staff

Sierra Boggess, who is currently making her West End debut as Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom sequel Love Never Dies, is in talks to star in a Stephen Mear-helmed production…

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Tony Winner Beth Leavel Set to Star in Baby, It's You; Show Eyes Broadhurst Theatre by Broadway.com Staff

Tony winner Beth Leavel will star as '60s girl group composer Florence Greenberg in the previously announced musical Baby, It's You, according to a source close to the productio…

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ArtsBeat: ‘Spider-Man’ Opening Delayed Again by Scott Heller

The musical's producers, Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, said the opening was pushed back "to allow for more time to fine-tune aspects of the show, including the new ending."

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You have to drill down deep if you want to find oil. by Ken Davenport

I asked one of my staffers to come up with some ideas for a project we were preparing today. She's a quick thinker, so she snapped back a few quick ideas that were all good. I responded, ask…

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SPIDER-MAN Issues Clarification on Cancelled Performances

CORRECTION: ALL “ S P I D E R – M A N   T u r n    O f f    T h e    D a r k ” PERFORMANCES PROCEED AS SCHEDULED EXCEPT JANUARY…

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Richard Seff

If you’re looking for a recipe for a successful revival of Oscar Wilde’s 1895 masterpiece, a major ingredient has to be Brian Bedford.  This British born Canadian resident is among the …

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Opening the Door on ROOM 16 by Kim

Tonight at 7:30pm at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT we will have our VERY FIRST audience EVER for ROOM 16! Stephen and Andrea have been diligently working and it is paying off.…

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Rick Burkhardt shares the secrets behind the creation of THREE PIANOS by New York Theatre Workshop

Rick Burkhardt shares the secrets behind the creation of THREE PIANOS Rick Burkhardt shares the secrets behind the creation of THREE PIANOS From: nytheatreworkshop79 Views: 293 0 ratin…

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Paul Dano, Robert De Niro Set for Paul Weitz' Another Night Movie

Paul Dano and Robert De Niro will star in the forthcoming film Another Night, according to a report in Variety. Paul Weitz is writing and directing the project. The movie, based on Nick Fl…

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Anderson Cooper is supposedly biased in reporting: Presidential Oil Spill Commission

The Presidential Oil Spill Commission's final report on Deepwater Horizon oil spill says Anderson Cooper "reportedly asked a parish president [local official] to bring an angry, unemployed o…

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Is it art? Sculpture of a female police officer urinating

A prize winning lifelike silicone and metal sculpture of a squatting policewoman urinating is on display in Germany and causing debate. The work entitled Petra by German sculptor Marcel Wall…

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Colin Firth gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The British actor and The King's Speech Golden Globe nominee, 50, has the 2,429th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is situated right next to British star Emma Thompson's - outsid…

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Tom Brokaw: I would be nervous about going into a bar or restaurant in Arizona (video)

"Gun control is too simple a phrase to define all the complications and nuances of it, frankly. In Arizona they have a wide open system. I would be nervous about going into a bar or restaura…

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Charlie Sheen's changed appearance shocks CBS and Warner executives

Charlie Sheen shocked executives at CBS and Warner Bros. TV when he returned from the holiday hiatus looking as if he'd lost 25 pounds. His changed appearance led executives with WBTV to thr…

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Spider-Man musical postponed for the 4th time

The official premiere of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark (music by Bono and The Edge) has been postponed for the fourth time because the U2 musicians aren't happy with he problem plagued show…

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What really goes on in the rehearsal room? | David Jays by David Jays

Why are theatre rehearsal rooms such mysterious spaces? And why are dance rehearsals so different?To most theatregoers, the rehearsal room is a mysterious space: a crucible, sealed off to th…

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Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway by Kevin Thomas Garcia

The Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as Lady Bracknell, opened last night,…

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Anna Deavere Smith by Gary Tischler

Back in the 1990s, when I first saw Fires in the Mirror, a play about a conflict in which African Americans and Orthodox Jews battled in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, I wanted …

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Court Rejects Claim of Journalist's Privilege for Documentary Filmmaker by Dave Itzkoff

A federal appeals court said Joe Berlinger, the director of "Crude," had not acted as an independent reporter because he was invited to make the film by its subjects and made changes to it a…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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You Already Know You're Gonna Love It! by Mammamianorthamerica

You Already Know You're Gonna Love It! From: MammaMiaNorthAmerica Views: 12918 5 ratings Time: 00:16 More in Entertainment

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Jevetta Steel to Star in Penumbra Theatre's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Jevetta Steel will play the title role in Penumbra Theatre's production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, to perform at the Guthrie Theater, February 10-March 6. Lou Bellamy will direct…

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Andrew Durand, Meow Meow, Joanna Riding, et al Set for Kneehigh's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Kneehigh has announced casting for a new adaptation of Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, to run March 5 - October 1 at the West End's Gielgud Theatre. …

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Douglas Hodge, Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Wilson Set for The Donmar Warehouse Fall Season

The Donmar Warehouse has announced the three productions that will comprise Michael Grandage's final season at the theater as artistic director. In addition to the previously announced…

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Casey Nicholaw to Direct and Choreograph Aladdin at The 5th Avenue Theatre

Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph the musical Aladdin to run July 7-31 at The Fifth Avenue Theatre. Adapted from Disney's 1992 animated feature film of the same name, the prod…

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Lauren Ambrose to Join John Barrowman in BBC/Starz Series Torchwood

Lauren Ambrose will join the BBC/Starz series Torchwood, according to a report on EW.com. The actress is scheduled to appear in seven of the 10 episodes in the show's upcoming season, …

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Photo Coverage: OTHER DESERT CITIES Arrivals by Walter McBride

Lincoln Center Theater production of Jon Robin Baitz' OTHER DESERT CITIES, directed by Joe Mantello, opened last night, January 13 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The cast features Stockar…

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Photo Coverage: OTHER DESERT CITIES After Party by Walter McBride

Lincoln Center Theater production of Jon Robin Baitz' OTHER DESERT CITIES, directed by Joe Mantello, opened last night, January 13 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The cast features Stockar…

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What's Up, Stacy Keach? The Other Desert Cities Star on Highlights of His 50-Year Career by Kathy Henderson

Forty-five years after he directed a Chekhov workshop production in the newly constructed Mitzi Newhouse Theatre (then called the Forum), Stacy Keach is back in Lincoln Center’s underg…

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GRACE NOTES - Friday, Jan. 14, 2010 by Susan Grace

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

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Kneehigh takes 'Umbrellas' to West End

Legit News: Cast includes Joanna Riding, Meow Meow, Andrew Durand -- U.K. legit company Kneehigh ("Brief Encounter") will bring its previously announced stage version of the movie tuner "The…

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‘Spider-Man’ Won’t Open Until March 15 by Scott Heller and Patrick Healy

It was the fifth opening delay for the technically daunting musical; preview performances on Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 have been canceled.

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Peter Strauss, Simon Jones Buzzed About for "Divine Rivalry" Premiere at Hartford Stage

Heard on the grapevine: Peter Strauss (TV's "Rich Man, Poor Man" miniseries), Simon Jones (Hartford Stage's presentation of "My Fair Lady") and Aaron Krohn  are being cast abo…

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Jude Law returns to London stage in Eugene O'Neill's play Anna Christie by Maev Kennedy

Michael Grandage announces Jude Law's role as part of final season at the Donmar WarehouseJude Law will return to the London stage this summer, in the Eugene O'Neill play Anna Christie, as p…

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STAGE TUBE: Karen Mason Talks WONDERLAND; Queen

WONDERLAND - A New Alice is now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Judy Lisi, President and CEO in Tampa, Florida through January 16, 2011. WONDERLAND will op…

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STAGE TUBE: Jose Llana Talks WONDERLAND & El Gato

WONDERLAND - A New Alice is now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Judy Lisi, President and CEO in Tampa, Florida through January 16, 2011. WONDERLAND will op…

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Singer Margaret Whiting: My Hartford Courant Interview

Sad news. Singer and cabaret star Margaret Whiting, died this week at the age of 86 at her home at the Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. For years, Whiting, who was the daughter of composer Ric…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Johnny Galecki, Sharon Lawrence, Amanda Peet, Bill Pullman Set for An Evening With Neil LaBute

Johnny Galecki, Sharon Lawrence, Amanda Peet, and Bill Pullman will participate in Vs. Theatre Company' s An Evening With Neil LaBute at 7pm on Saturday, January 15 at the Howard Fine A…

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Hillbilly Women – Off-B’way at Arclight Theatre

The show is a little bit documentary, a little bit Spoon River Anthology and a little bit repetitious without enough conflict to sustain interest.

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Sierra Boggess to Star in UK SHE LOVES ME?

Baz Bamigboye reports in today's UK Daily Mail that Sierra Boggess, who is soon set to depart LOVE NEVER DIES and who was in talks to star in REBECCA is now in talks to play the lead in SHE …

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Red Bastard by Hunter Styles

Something about diligently recording your thoughts in a notepad seems profoundly absurd when there’s a grossly overweight man-demon wandering around nearby, provoking people at random with…

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‘Escape from the Haltsburg Boys Choir’ tries hard, but is mostly off-key by Bob [cta]

Sometimes you go to a show expecting one thing, and walk out with a completely different experience. This was absolutely the case with Escape from the Haltsburg Boys Choir, The Ruckes Theatr…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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A delightful Rosalind makes for Shakespeare done 'As You Like It' on Navy Pier by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "As You Like It" ★★★½ Through March 6 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier; Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes; Tickets: $44-$75 at 312-595-56…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Brian Bedford 'Earnestly' pulls off lady-like Bracknell

"The Importance of Being Earnest" turns 116 next month, and the old joker is surprisingly spry.

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Oh, snap! Channing wets 'Desert' with sharp tongue

Jon Robin Baitz likes his fictional California families rich, connected and clamorously close-knit.

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Consumed by theater, Carey Mulligan returns to New York stage this spring by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK — Carey Mulligan is returning to the New York stage this spring — and she’ll be losing her mind.

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Rumer Willis makes her modeling debut as the new face of Badgley and Mischka

Following in the footsteps of Eva Longoria, Carrie Underwood and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, the beautiful 22-year-old is clearly comfortable in front of the camera.

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Natalie Portman goes topless for Miss Dior perfume ad

The 29-year-old actress has been photographed wearing nothing but a black bow in her hair as she stares into the camera while modestly covering up her breasts with her arms.

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Justin Bieber hospitalized after filming CSI cameo

The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital after developing breathing trouble while shooting scenes for his next appearance on CSI, his rep confirmed.

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Kellie Pickler's wedding dress

The country singer and American Idol alum kept her style simple for her hush-hush New Year's Day wedding to songwriter Kyle Jacobs in Antigua. The blushing bride wore an ivory duchess satin …

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Taylor Swift braves breakup in Back To December video

Just as the country star tops the Billboard 200 this week with the lowest-ever sales for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991, the Speak Now songstress is rollin…

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Jake Gyllenhaal dumped Taylor Swift out of the blue

When the Prince of Persia actor dumped the country sweetheart over the phone just before New Year's -- ending their whirlwind two-month romance -- Swift, 21, was completely blind-sided, mult…

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Carson Daly to host NBC's The Voice

NBC's late-night host is in negotiations to host NBC's ambitious new singing competition series (and American Idol rival) The Voice, from top reality producers.

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Selma Blair to be a mom

The actress, 38, and her boyfriend, Jason Bleick, founder and creative director for EVER fashion line, met while collaborating for the brand and have been dating about a year, according to a…

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Spider-Man first look photo: Andrew Garfield shines in costume

Sony released the first photo of Andrew Garfield in costume from the upcoming film, Spider-Man -- the reboot of the studio's hugely successful super hero franchise.

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Mia Wasikowska and Glenn Close on the set of new movie Albert Nobbs

The 21-year-old Aussie actress shot scenes with co-star Glenn Close at Dublin Castle.

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Show People: Anything Goes' Sutton Foster on Broadway Highs, Stage Beginnings and Prepping for Reno by Broadway.com Staff

Prior to starting rehearsals for the eagerly-anticipated new Broadway musical revival of Anything Goes, Tony winner Sutton Foster stopped by our new talk show Show People for a chat wit…

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Was Our Word of Mouth Panel Enchanted by Earnest? by Broadway.com Staff

The wit and whimsy of Oscar Wilde are never used to more stylish effect than in his classic play The Importance of Being Earnest, and the current Roundabout Theatre Company production on Bro…

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Short-a-Day: Ernst Weiss's "The Rat Ship" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in A Public Space, No. 5, 2007. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 63.[Part of a longer novel, Georg Letham (1931); translated from the German by Joel Rotenburg.]Un…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Why We Produce British Plays by Admin

It was one of seven plays sent to us by the prestigious English agent Jenne Casarotto. All were literate, provocative and well-written but none quite fit the bill. Why, you may wonder, onl…

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Friday, January 14, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Adrian Grenier’s celebrity quest for the self

Entourage star uses his time away from the set to make his own films of self-exploration

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Stage Rush TV: Episode 46 by Jesse North

Talking points: The great career stories of Patti LuPone: A Memoir The best soundbites from the audiobook of Patti LuPone’s memoir Saying goodbye to Next to Normal Broadway grosses Wha…

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'Desert' blooms by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Misery springs eternal. We've seen dozens of fictional families clash be cause of a Big Traumatic Past Event, but that didn't deter Jon Robin Baitz ("The Substance of Fire," TV's "Brothers a…

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Shaking a leg (& more) at MoMA by Leigh Witchel

There's art in motion at MoMA, where Tri sha Brown and her company are doing an hourlong performance. Starting in the atrium, they move throughout the museum -- but if you're looking for sho…

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The lady mans up in a wickedly Wilde revival by Elizabeth Vincentelli

Along with a barrage of witticisms, Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" boasts one of the stage's most formidable creatures. "I don't really know what a Gorgon is like, but I …

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Musical's a Shirelles thing by Michael Riedel

Get ready for the Jersey Girls. A jukebox musical about the Shi relles called, naturally, "Baby, It's You" will open in the spring at the Broadhurst. The nostalgia-dripping show is aim…

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Group: A Musical by Julio Martinez

Richard Tatum relates a happy series of circumstances that brought him into the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble fold as director of Group: A Musical, written by Adam Emperor Southard with mus…

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Barbra Streisand in “Funny Girl” on Broadway by Kevin Daly

The first musical I ever appeared in was my high school’s production of Funny Girl eleven years ago. (I’ll save my first audition experience for another day). The show is somethi…

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Remembering Ellen Stewart, La MaMa Etc. Founder by Ellis Nassour

Off Off and Off Bway pioneer and champion Ellen Stewart, 91 and the founder/director of La MaMa E.T.C., the theatre that began in 1961 and became a major multicultural force of performance a…

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The Vital Importance of Being Earnest by Peter Filichia

Have you ever noticed that the final line of The Importance of Being Earnest isn't quite the title of the play?

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Musical's a Shirelles thing by Michael Riedel

Get ready for the Jersey Girls. A jukebox musical about the Shi relles called, naturally, "Baby, It's You" will open in the spring at the Broadhurst. The nostalgia-dripping show is aimed sq…

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Ensnaring Theatre Critics in the 'Spider-Man' Web by Leonard Jacobs

As a former first-string critic and current Drama Desk member, the protocol breach represents an important opportunity to review how utterly outmoded the protocol really is.

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The 'Importance' of Oscar Wilde proved again by Mark Kennedy

The sure sign of a good actress is that you forget, over the course of two hours, that the woman you are seeing is, in fact, a man.

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Review: "the Importance of Being Earnest" by ROBERT FELDBERG

Two things happen when it's presented in a less than perfect production, as is the case with the perfectly respectable revival that opened Thursday night at the American Airlines Theatre.

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‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ offers a Wilde time by MICHAEL SOMMERS

How lovely it must be to encounter this wonderful comedy for the first time — and in such a pleasant production as this one, which isn't flawless but certainly offers a nimble, clearly…

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A Real Tail-Wagger by TERRY TEACHOUT

A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia," which is being performed with terrific comic energy by the Florida Repertory Theatre, is both clever and cute in all the right ways.

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Stage Dive: Ethan Hawke Better Than Ever in Blood From a Stone by Scott Brown

The play is flawed — a majestic wallow set to the music of blue-collar despair — but the voice of playwright Tommy Nohilly is very promising.

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Slamming Doors, Heavy Sledding by MATT WOLF

Fine acting redeems "A Flea in Her Ear" at the Old Vic, but "The Invisible Man'' at the Menier Chocolate Factory falls flat.

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'A Moon for the Misbegotten' that packs some heft by Wendy Rosenfield

In the Arden Theatre's production of A Moon for the Misbegotten, Grace Gonglewski, Philly theater's most reliable female workhorse, plays Josie Hogan, Eugene O'Neill's workhorse of a woman.

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Books of The Times: ‘Cocaine’s Son’ By DAVE ITZKOFF by Adam Langer

A Times culture reporter’s memoir of his father’s drug addiction and its effects on his own life.

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‘Bring It On' musical gets world premiere at Alliance by Wendell Brock

When director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler began to conceptualize “Bring It On: The Musical,” he decided to bring in two songwriting teams. He was trying to save time.

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Shaking a leg (& more) at MoMA by Leigh Witchel

There's art in motion at MoMA, where Tri sha Brown and her company are doing an hourlong performance. Starting in the atrium, they move throughout the museum -- but if you're looking for sh…

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'Desert' blooms by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Misery springs eternal. We've seen dozens of fictional families clash be cause of a Big Traumatic Past Event, but that didn't deter Jon Robin Baitz ("The Substance of Fire," TV's "Brothers …

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The lady mans up in a wickedly Wilde revival by Elizabeth Vincentelli

Along with a barrage of witticisms, Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" boasts one of the stage's most formidable creatures. "I don't really know what a Gorgon is like, but I am…

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UK actress Carey Mulligan to play mental patient in summer show: report

English actress Carey Mulligan will take the stage in NYC this summer as a mental patient in an Off Broadway production of "Through a Glass Darkly," the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.T…

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Families that stage together by Barbara Hoffman and Elisabeth Vincentelli

Happy families, Tolstoy mused, are all alike — it's the messy, miserable ones we love to watch. So are great dramas born, from “King Lear” through “Long Day's Journey…

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Critic’s Notebook: Rocking a Cradle of Experimental Theater by Ben Brantley

La MaMa, the East Village theater Ellen Stewart created and led, is not a 1960s relic; it continues to produce unexpected and even prophetic art.

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Theater Review | 'The Importance of Being Earnest': A Stylish Monster Conquers at a Glance by Charles Isherwood

Brian Bedford’s Lady Bracknell drives an effervescent Broadway production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which he also directs.

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Theater Review | 'Other Desert Cities': Drowning in Domestic Denial in the Sands of Palm Springs by Ben Brantley

Audiences will surely find something wonderful in each of the five performances at the center of Jon Robin Baitz’s new play, “Other Desert Cities,” at Lincoln Center.

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Theater Review | 'John Gabriel Borkman': Ibsen’s Big Chill, With Soul Mates Frozen in Time by Ben Brantley

Ibsen’s “John Gabriel Borkman,” from the Abbey Theater of Ireland, is in production at the Harvey Theater in Brooklyn.

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Theater Review | 'Hillbilly Women': Scraping By in Appalachia by Neil Genzlinger

The Bleecker Company offers a view of Appalachia through the eyes of its women.

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'Spider-Man' Opening Delayed Until March 15 by Scott Heller

Another delay for Spider Man opening

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Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne Will Help Michael Grandage Bow Out at Donmar by Patrick Healy

For Michael Grandage's final season as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, one of London's premier theater companies, Jude Law ("Hamlet") will play Mat Burke and London theater actres…

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U2 Album Producer To Work On 'Spider-Man' Music by Scott Heller

Steve Lillywhite, the Grammy-winning record producer who counts U2 as among his most frequent clients, has come aboard "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.''

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For Michael John LaChiusa, A 'Giant' Year of Musicals Awaits by Patrick Healy

Composer Michael John LaChiusa has three shows coming up

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Under the Radar: 5 Questions About 'Bonanza' by Erik Piepenburg

An interview with creators of "Bonanza" in Under the Radar Festival.

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Broadway's 'Memphis' to Be Shown in Movie Theaters by Patrick Healy

"Memphis" will be filmed and shown in movie theaters

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Carey Mulligan to Star in 'Through a Glass Darkly' by Patrick Healy

The Atlantic Theater Company production will be directed by David Leveaux.

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An Art Fair in Brooklyn by Carol Vogel

Verge announces Art Brooklyn, scheduled for March.

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Ellen Stewart of LaMaMa Has Died at 91 by Patrick Healy

Ellen Stewart of LaMaMa has died.

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Connecticut School Official, Objecting to Racial Term, Wants to Block Wilson Play by Patrick Healy

At issue: a word in the script of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone."

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Metropolitan Opera, Settling Lawsuit, Will Increase Wheelchair Access by Robin Pogrebin

The opera house was sued by the federal government.

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Brian Bedford 'Earnestly' pulls off lady-like Bracknell by Joe Dziemianowicz

"The Importance of Being Earnest" turns 116 next month, and the old joker is surprisingly spry.

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Oh, snap! Channing wets 'Desert' with sharp tongue by Joe Dziemianowicz

Jon Robin Baitz likes his fictional California families rich, connected and clamorously close-knit.

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Johnny Galecki, Sharon Lawrence, Amanda Peet, Bill Pullman Set for An Evening With Neil LaBute by Brian Scott Lipton

Johnny Galecki, Sharon Lawrence, Amanda Peet, and Bill Pullman will participate in Vs. Theatre Company' s An Evening With Neil LaBute at 7pm on Saturday, January 15 at the Howard Fine Acting…

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Review: Other Desert Cities by Dan Bacalzo

Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Marvel, Stacy Keach, Linda Lavin, and Thomas Sadoski deliver masterful performances in Jon Robin Baitz's new play.

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Review: The Importance of Being Earnest by David Finkle

Brian Bedford directs and stars in the Roundabout Theatre Company's nearly perfect revival of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy.

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Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Delays Opening -- Again -- to March 15 by Brian Scott Lipton

The Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, now playing at the Foxwoods Theatre, has postponed its opening , with a new opening date set for March 15. The show features music and lyr…

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Ellen Stewart, Founder of La MaMa E.T.C., Dies at 91; Funeral Mass to Be Held January 17 by Dan Bacalzo

Ellen Stewart, founder of the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, died of natural causes after an extended illness, on January 13. She was 91.Stewart founded La MaMa in October 1961, with the…

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Frenchie Davis, Leslie Odom Jr. to Star in Sweet Soul Music at La Mirada Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

Brandon Victor Dixon and Leslie Odom Jr. are joining previously announced star Frenchie Davis in Sweet Soul Music, to play the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, January 3…

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Marcia Gay Harden, Alley Theater, et al. Win Texas Medal of Honor Arts Awards by Andy Propst

The 2011 honorees for the Texas Medal of Arts Awards have been announced by The Texas Cultural Trust, according to a report in the Austin American-Statesman. A dozen creative leaders and lu…

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Academy Award Nominee Jevetta Steel to Star in Penumbra Theatre's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Dan Bacalzo

Academy Award nominee Jevetta Steel will play the title role in Penumbra Theatre's production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, to perform at the Guthrie Theater, February 10-March 6. Lou Bellamy…

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Gates McFadden to Direct Crack Whore Galore - Live at Atwater Village Theatre by Andy Propst

Gates McFadden will direct the Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles production of Crack Whore Galore - Live, to be performed February 3 - March 12 at the Atwater Village Theatre. The piece ha…

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Broadway Actor Peter Hobbs Dies at 92 by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran Peter Hobbs passed away following a brief illness in Santa Monica, California on January 2, according to The Los Angeles Times. He was 92.His Broadway credits include taking…

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PHOTO FLASH: Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in Upcoming Columbia Pictures Film by Andy Propst

Columbia Pictures has released the first image of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. As previously reported, the film, which is being directed by Marc Webb, will also feature Campbe…

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PHOTO FLASH: Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Gregory Mosher, Chris Noth, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland Discuss Broadway Revival of That Championship Season by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, January 13, the cast of the Broadway revival of That Championship Season met with members of the press to discuss the show, which will begin previews at the Bernard B Jacobs The…

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Carey Mulligan to Star in Atlantic Theater Company's Through a Glass Darkly; Ethan Coen's Four Pickups Postponed by Dan Bacalzo

Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan will star in the Atlantic Theater Company's U.S. premiere of Through a Glass Darkly, to be presented at New York Theatre Workshop, May 13-July 3, with an opening…

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David Esbjornson, Alfred Uhry, et al. Set for Talkbacks for Broadway's Driving Miss Daisy by Dan Bacalzo

A post-performance talk-back series for the Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy, at the Golden Theatre, will begin immediately following the 8pm performance on Martin Luther King Day, …

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Shaw Festival Veteran Al Kozlik Dies by Andy Propst

Canadian actor Al Kozlik passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on January 11 after suffering a stroke. Kozlik had been a member of the Shaw Festival Ensemble for 28 years and …

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PHOTO FLASH: John McDaniel, Julie Wilson, et al. at Opening of Richard Skipper as "Carol Channing" in Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Four-time MAC Award-winner Richard Skipper celebrated the Off-Broadway opening of his critically acclaimed show, Richard Skipper as "Carol Channing" in Concert, at St. Luke's Theatre, on Jan…

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Alec Baldwin, Jane Fonda, Jeremy Irons, Geoffrey Rush, Vanessa Williams, et al. to Present at Golden Globe Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

An updated list of presenters has been announced for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be held on January 16 in Los Angeles and broadcast nationwide on NBC. Ricky Gervais will host the…

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Patrick Cassidy, Shirley Jones, T.R. Knight, Sally Struthers, et al. to Be Ovation Awards Presenters by Dan Bacalzo

Erich Bergen, Patrick Cassidy, Harry Groener, Michael Ingersoll, Shirley Jones, Mike O'Malley, Alan Mandell, T.R. Knight, Doris Roberts, Monica Rosenthal, Sally Struthers, and Tessa Thompson…

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Glee Cast Receives BRIT Award Nomination by Brian Scott Lipton

The cast of FOX's Glee has been nominated for a BRIT award in the International Breakthrough Category, according to published reports. The awards, which honor the best in music, will be pres…

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PHOTO FLASH: Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, et al. Animate Glee Characters on FOX's The Cleveland Show by Andy Propst

Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, and Cory Monteith will bring animated versions of the characters they play on Glee to the January 16 episode of FOX's The Cleveland S…

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Benjamin Walker's Find the Funny to Begin Monthly Run at Joe's Pub February 1 by Dan Bacalzo

Benjamin Walker, who recently starred on Broadway in the title role of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, will begin performances of Benjamin Walker's Find the Funny at Joe's Pub, with scheduled …

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Broadway's Memphis to Be Recorded Live, for Nationwide Screenings This Spring by Dan Bacalzo

Memphis, the recipient of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, will be recorded live-in-performance by Broadway Worldwide for high definition exhibition in digital cinemas nationwide this s…

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Sara Jean Ford, Sean Palmer, Alexandra Socha, et al. Set for Not Jewish or Gay: The Songs of Paul Fujimoto Concert by Andy Propst

A preliminary lineup of performers has been announced for Not Jewish or Gay: The Songs of Paul Fujimoto, to be offered January 24 at 9:30pm at The Duplex. Jenn Gambatese will direct the con…

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Review: John Gabriel Borkman by Andy Propst

James Macdonald's uneven staging of Henrik Ibsen's still-contemporary play boasts some brilliant acting.

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The Whipping Man, Starring Andre Braugher, Extends Off-Broadway Through March 20 by Dan Bacalzo

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, which begins previews tonight at New York City Center - Stage I, has extended its run by a week, and will now …

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Charles Busch's Divine Sister Extends Off-Broadway Through April 30 by Dan Bacalzo

The Off-Broadway production of Charles Busch's The Divine Sister has extended its run at the Soho Playhouse through April 30. Carl Andress has directed the production.The play is a comic hom…

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Simon Bailey, Hadley Fraser, Caroline Sheen et al. to Perform London Concert of The Songs of Bobby Cronin by Dan Bacalzo

Simon Bailey, Natasha Barnes, Rosalie Craig, Mark Evans, Jye Frasca, Hadley Fraser, Ashleigh Gray, Jodie Jacobs, Rebecca Lock, Ceili O'Connor, Katie Rowley Jones, Caroline Sheen, and Liam Ta…

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Jake Ehrenreich's A Jew Grows in Brooklyn to Make Los Angeles Premiere by Dan Bacalzo

Jake Ehrenreich's A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is set to make its Los Angeles premiere at American Jewish University, February 16-March 6. The solo show chronicles the life of the show's author a…

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A Doctor in the House — Again; Freud's Last Session Reopens in NYC Jan. 14

The popular Off-Broadway production of Freud's Last Session, Mark St. Germain's "what-if" play about a fictional meeting between atheist psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud and Christian writer …

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What the Public Wants, a Newspaper Comedy From 1909, Gets NYC Reprint Starting Jan. 14

What the Public Wants, Arnold Bennett's spoof of tabloid journalism, begins previews Jan. 14 in a new production by Off-Broadway's Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Mint Theater Company.

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Pearl's Misanthrope, Directed by Joseph Hanreddy, Begins Off-Broadway Jan. 14

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

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"Twelve Thirty," a New Film Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens in New York Jan. 14

"Twelve Thirty," a new film featuring Deathtrap, Spring Awakening and "Glee" star Jonathan Groff, opens at the Angelika Film Center in New York Jan. 14 following a premiere sponsored by the …

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Barefoot Boy With Cheek Reading, with Jenn Colella, Drew Gehling, Max Von Essen, Offered Jan. 14

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. launches its new initiative, The Archival Project, Jan. 14 at 3 PM with a reading of the 1947 musical comedy Barefoot Boy With Cheek.

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Lance Horne Concert, With Cheyenne Jackson, Rebecca Luker, Alan Cumming, Presented Jan. 14

The 2011 American Songbook series, which is held at the Allen Room in Manhattan, presents an evening with theatre composer and arranger Lance Horne Jan. 14 at 8:30 and 10:30 PM.

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McCarter Theatre's The How and The Why, with Tony and Oscar Winner Mercedes Ruehl, Opens Jan. 14

Academy,Tony and Obie Award winner Mercedes Ruehl stars in the McCarter Theatre's world premiere of Sarah Treem's The How and The Why, which officially opens Jan. 14 following previews that …

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DIVA TALK: Catching Up with Wicked Star Mandy Gonzalez

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Jude Law, Douglas Hodge, Eddie Redmayne Return to London's Donmar for Michael Grandage's Final Season

Michael Grandage's farewell season at the helm of London's Donmar Warehouse will see the return of Jude Law, Douglas Hodge and Eddie Redmayne to respectively star in new productions of Eugen…

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Troubled Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Delays Broadway Opening Again

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the $65 million Broadway musical that began previews in late November 2010, has delayed its opening night for a third time to March 15 in order to allow directo…

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Final Leg of Tony-Winning South Pacific Tour Will Have Two Emile de Becques

The Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific will conclude its U.S. national tour in Toronto, where audiences will have the chance to see both David Pittsinger and Jason Howard perform th…

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: Oscar Wilde on the New York Stage

Playbill.com takes a look back at a few of Oscar Wilde's works that appeared on the New York stage in recent decades. Roundabout Theatre Company is currently offering The Importance of Being…

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Will Patti LuPone Join Neil Patrick Harris for New York Philharmonic Company Concerts?

It looks like Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone will be belting out "The Ladies Who Lunch" in the New York Philharmonic's April concerts of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Comp…

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Duncan Sheik Turning American Psycho Into a Killer Musical

Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik and Good Boys and True playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa are getting down to business on the stage musical adaptation of Bret Eaton …

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PHOTO CALL: Blood From a Stone, With Ethan Hawke and Daphne Rubin-Vega, Plays Off-Broadway

The world premiere of Tommy Nohilly's dark family comedy Blood From a Stone, starring Ethan Hawke, Natasha Lyonne and Daphne Rubin-Vega, began performances at The Acorn Off-Broadway on Jan. …

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ASK PLAYBILL.COM: What Is the Refund Policy for a Show Cancelled Mid-Performance?

A question concerning common Broadway policy when a show is cancelled before the performance has ended.

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ASK PLAYBILL.COM: What Is the Refund Policy for a Show Cancelled Mid-Performance?

A question concerning common Broadway policy when a show is cancelled before the performance has ended.

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All That Chat, Theatre Message Board Known for Anonymous Attacks, Gets Anonymous Attack

All That Chat, the popular internet message board on which anonymous theatre mavens and practitioners share rants, praise, speculation, news, questions and criticism on all things theatrical…

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The Sonnet Man to Fuse Shakespeare and Hip-Hop in Jackson Heights

Shakespeare and hip-hop will be brought together by the music group The Sonnet Man in a special concert, also titled The Sonnet Man, in Jackson Heights, Queens, Feb. 12.

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Carey Mulligan Will See Through a Glass Darkly Off-Broadway; David Leveaux Directs

Atlantic Theater Company's Off-Broadway spring season will have a touch of Swedish gloom in it. Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan will star in Through a Glass Darkly, Jenny Worton's stage adaptat…

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Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt to Star in New Web Series, "The Confession"

Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt are set to star in "The Confession," a new Web series that will debut on Hulu in March, according to ew.com.

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America Ferrera, Jerry Stiller to Guest on "The Good Wife"

Stage and screen stars America Ferrera and Jerry Stiller will appear on upcoming episodes of the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife," according to tvguide.com.

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Ellen Stewart, Off-Off-Broadway Beacon and Founder of La Mama, Dies at 91

Ellen Stewart, the powerhouse impresario who, as the founder of the downtown Manhattan theatre complex La MaMa, E.T.C. (short for Experimental Theatre Club), was one of the central figures i…

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PHOTO CALL: That Championship Season, with Sutherland, Patric, Noth, Gaffigan, Cox, Meets the Press

The cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Jason Miller's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 drama That Championship Season greeted the media Jan. 13.

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Frances McDormand, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer to Lend Voices to "Madagascar 3"

Academy Award winner Frances McDormand, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith will lend their voices to "Madagascar 3," the third animated film in the popular Dream…

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Lord of the Flies Will Land at Barrington Stage in Fall; Chris Innvar Will Direct

Barrington Stage Company will present the New England premiere of Nigel Williams' Lord of the Flies, an adaptation of the William Golding novel about English boys stranded on an island.

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Fela! Screenings, Featuring Talkbacks with Broadway Cast Members, Begin Jan. 13

The Tony Award-winning musical Fela!, currently playing at London's Royal National Theatre, will be seen around the world with screenings beginning Jan. 13.

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MARQUEE VALUE: The Book of Mormon at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Production: The Book of Mormon, book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, directed by Casey Nicholaw, starring Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Nikki M. James, Rory O'Mal…

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Born Yesterday Will Get Broadway Berth in Spring

The talked-about Broadway revival of Garson Kanin's 1946 comedy Born Yesterday will be a reality this spring, according to an Equity audition notice.

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Broadway's Memphis to Be Filmed for U.S. Theatrical Release

The Tony Award-winning rock musical Memphis, starring Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, will be filmed in the coming weeks for nationwide distribution in U.S. cinemas this spring.

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Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Sarah Rice to Perform Sondheim Unplugged at the Beechman

A Little Night Music's Hunter Ryan Herdlicka will be part of the Jan. 31 presentation of Sondheim Unplugged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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Tickets for Charles Busch's Divine Sister Now on Sale Through April 30

A new block of tickets for The Divine Sister, the Charles Busch comedy that takes a whack at pop-culture nuns -- from the singing to the socially-conscious -- has been put on sale.

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Tom Stoppard, Tony Kushner, Mandy Patinkin Set for Public's Being Harold Pinter Benefit

Tony Award-winning playwrights Tom Stoppard and Tony Kushner will co-host a benefit performance of the Belarus Free Theatre production of Being Harold Pinter Jan. 17 at the Public Theater.

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Road to Qatar!, Freud's Last Session, Miss Abigail, Perfect Future Among Participants in "20at20"

Beginning Jan. 24 and continuing through Feb. 6, more than 30 Off-Broadway shows will offer available seats 20 minutes before curtain for only $20 each when purchased at the box office.

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Love 'N' Courage Gala to Honor Marian Seldes; Lee Roy Reams Will Host

Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes will be honored at the 2011 Love 'N' Courage Gala - a benefit for Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program - which will be held Feb. 2…

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Driving Miss Daisy Will Offer Special Actors Fund Performance in February

The starry Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy, featuring James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines, will add a ninth performance to an already scheduled eight-show week in or…

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Kristy Cates, Sara Jean Ford, Sean Palmer, Alexandra Socha to Sing Paul Fujimoto Songs

Musical theatre songwriter Paul Fujimoto's songs will be heard in the concert Not Jewish or Gay: The Songs of Paul Fujimoto Jan. 24 at 9:30 PM at The Duplex.

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Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Zaks, Alan Menken Talk Sister Act (Video) by Thomas Peter

Producer Whoopi Goldberg, director Jerry Zaks and composer Alan Menken discuss Sister Act, the upcoming Broadway musical based on the 1992 film about a Las Vegas lounge singer who finds hers…

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The Book of Mormon Promo (Video) by Thomas Peter

A new ad for The Book of Mormon, the upcoming Broadway musical featuring book, music and lyrics by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert…

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Miss Abigail’s Offers Month of "Jan" Ticket Deal in Honor of Eve Plumb by Thomas Peter

To celebrate the show’s star, Eve Plumb, who is best known for playing Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage is offering…

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Playbill Video Cue & A: Brian d'Arcy James

Currently starring in Broadway's Time Stands Still, Brian d'Arcy James reminisces about growing up (and eating the local food) in Michigan, the challenging costume of Shrek, crazy cat names…

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STAGE TUBE: Karen Mason Talks WONDERLAND; Queen

WONDERLAND - A New Alice is now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Judy Lisi, President and CEO in Tampa, Florida through January 16, 2011. WONDERLAND will op…

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STAGE TUBE: Jose Llana Talks WONDERLAND & El Gato

WONDERLAND - A New Alice is now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Judy Lisi, President and CEO in Tampa, Florida through January 16, 2011. WONDERLAND will op…

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Riding & Meow to Lead West End Legrands The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

After the success of Brief Encounter in the West End and on Broadway, Kneehigh's new adaptation of Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg will arrive at the Gielgud The…

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Mutrux's BABY, IT'S YOU Musical to Play Broadhurst in Spring with Leavel in Talks to Star? by Rialto Chatter

Variety reported back in July that that the biographical musical about composer Florence Greenberg by Million Dollar Quartet producer and book writer Floyd Mutrux is being prepped for a 2011…

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Sierra Boggess to Star in UK SHE LOVES ME?

Baz Bamigboye reports in today's UK Daily Mail that Sierra Boggess, who is soon set to depart LOVE NEVER DIES and who was in talks to star in REBECCA is now in talks to play the lead in SHE …

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BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Review Roundup: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by and starring Brian Bedford as Lady Bracknell, at the Amer…

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Carson Daly to Host NBC's THE VOICE?

According to Deadline.com, Last Call's Carson Daly is currently in talks with NBC to host television's newest singinging competition, THE VOICE.

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Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Premieres ALADDIN, 7/7-31

The 5th Avenue Theatre is proud to announce that it will produce the premiere of Aladdin, a new stage musical adapted from Disney's 1992 animated feature film. Aladdin, featuring the Academy…

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SPIDER-MAN Delays Opening Night AGAIN - March 15; Critics Heading in Early?

Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris announced tonight that SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark has delayed its opening night previously set for February 7, 2011 to Tuesday, March 15t…

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Redmayne, Law, Hodge Join Grandage's Final Season at Donmar Warehouse

With his critically acclaimed production of King Lear soon to embark on a national tour, Michael Grandage today announces his farewell season as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, st…

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SOUND OFF SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Lance Horne Talks New Album, Upcoming Concerts & PROMETHEUS BOUND by Pat Cerasaro

Composer, conductor, arranger and all-around music man Lance Horne is a very busy musician these days this week's GENIUS OF AUTISM benefit and the upcoming American Songbook Series of shows …

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Ben Vereen to Give MLK Tribute at Marble Community Gospel, 1/16

Ben Vereen will join the award-winning Marble Community Gospel Choir, directed by Djore Nance on Sunday, January 16th at 2pm at Marble Collegiate Church 5th Avenue and 29th Street.

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Ellen Stewart's Memorial Service Announced, 1/17

Ellen Stewart, the legendary Founder and Director of the La MaMa E.T.C.-- the theatre that began in October 1961, and to this day continues to be of great importance to world culture - died …

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Public Theater to Dedicate 55th Season to Ellen Stewart

The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson and Under The Radar Festival Producer Mark Russell announced today that the entirety of the 2010-201…

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Wilson Cruz Talks Sara Ramirez in GREY'S ANATOMY

In a recent interview with Latina.com, Wilson Cruz, who will guest star in ABC's Grey's Anatomy tonight, January 13, went on the record about what it is like to work alongside Broadway vet S…

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Sneak Peek: Andrew Garfield as SPIDER-MAN!

Columbia Pctures has released the first photo of Andrew Garfield in his new Spidey costume for the upcoming film. The Social Network actor will step into the role of Peter Parker for the fou…

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STAGE TUBE: Orfeh, Clark Sing Steven Jamail!

On Monday, November 22nd, 2010, a host of theatre actors took part in an exclusive concert and cocktail reception featuring the music and lyrics of Steven Jamail. Check performances by Orfeh…

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Photo Flash: Hurlbert, Chase, et al. Gather for Jamail Concert by Bww Photo Special

On Monday, November 22nd, 2010, a host of theatre actors took part in an exclusive concert and cocktail reception featuring the music and lyrics of Steven Jamail. Check out photos from the e…

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SPIDER-MAN Gets Foreign Aid; British Music Producer Steve Lillywhite Recruited

Deadline.com has just announced that SPIDER-MAN's Bono and The Edge have recruited British record producer Steve Lillywhite to assist the creative team in working with the cast on the multi-…

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Photo Flash: Paper Mill Playhouse's ...SPELLING BEE by Bww Photo Special

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will play the following performance schedule Wednesdays at 730PM, Thursdays at 130PM amp 730PM, Fridays at 800PM, Saturdays at 130PM amp 800PM and …

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Photo Flash: Guthrie Announces Cast For MA RAINEYS BLACK BOTTOM

The Guthrie Theater welcomes Penumbra Theatre Companys acclaimed production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilsons gripping drama Ma Raineys Black Bottom, directed by Penumbra a…

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Kelsey Grammer Guests on David Letterman Tonight, 1/13

Five-time Emmy Award winner and 2010 Tony Award nominee Kelsey Grammer, currently starring on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, will be a guest tonight on The…

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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of WONDERLAND with FOX13

WONDERLAND - A New Alice is now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Judy Lisi, President and CEO in Tampa, Florida through January 16, 2011. WONDERLAND will op…

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Show People: Anything Goes' Sutton Foster on Broadway Highs, Stage Beginnings and Prepping for Reno by Broadway.com Staff

Prior to starting rehearsals for the eagerly-anticipated new Broadway musical revival of Anything Goes, Tony winner Sutton Foster stopped by our new talk show Show People for a chat with Edi…

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Spider-Man Musical Delays Broadway Opening Night to March 15 by Broadway.com Staff

Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark has announced that it will delay its opening night, previously scheduled for February 7, until March 15. This is the latest in a series of delays for the show, …

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Was Our Word of Mouth Panel Enchanted by Earnest? by Broadway.com Staff

The wit and whimsy of Oscar Wilde are never used to more stylish effect than in his classic play The Importance of Being Earnest, and the current Roundabout Theatre Company production on Bro…

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Exclusive Photos: A Day with Gruesome Playground Injuries Star Pablo Schreiber by Broadway.com Staff

Pablo Schreiber, currently starring opposite Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter in Gruesome Playground Injuries at Second Stage Theatre, couldn't be more different from his accident-prone charac…

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Oscar Nominee Carey Mulligan to Star in Atlantic's Through a Glass Darkly by Broadway.com Staff

In-demand film actress Carey Mulligan will star in Atlantic Theater Company's American premiere of Through a Glass Darkly, a stage adaptation of the Ocar-winning film by Ingmar Bergman. Per…

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Ellen Stewart, Founder of Influential Off-Off-Broadway Theater La MaMa, Dies at Age 91 by Broadway.com Staff

Ellen Stewart, who nurtured several generations of writers, and directors from around the world at the off-off-Broadway theater La MaMa E.T.C., died on January 13 at Beth Israel Hospital aft…

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Introducing the All-Star Lineup of Broadway's That Championship Season by Broadway.com Staff

Springtime on Broadway got a jump start January 13, when the starry starting lineup of That Championship Season stepped out to meet the Broadway press. The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning dr…

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Patti LuPone Gets Ready for Company With Neil Patrick Harris by Broadway.com Staff

In an interview with Florida Weekly, Patti LuPone said she plans to appear in the New York Philharmonic's forthcoming concert production of Stephen Sondheim's Company. As previously announce…

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Wicked's Etai BenShlomo on How Brando Led Him to Broadway by Gemma Wilson

Age and Hometown: 23. Coral Springs, Florida.Current role: Making his Broadway dubut as the lovelorn Boq in Broadway's Wicked. Movie Buff Fom Birth: Unlike many young Broadway stars, Etai (…

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Memphis to Be Filmed Live for Nationwide Theatrical Release by Broadway.com Staff

The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis will be captured live in performance for what's being dubbed "high definition exhibition in digital cinemas nationwide." The filming will take place du…

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MTC's The Whipping Man, Starring Andre Braugher, Extends Before Previews Begin by Broadway.com Staff

On the day of the play's first preview, Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a one-week extension of its New York premiere of The Whipping Man. Matthew Lopez's play will have its first perfo…

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Squigs Welcomes Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to American Idiot by Broadway.com Staff

The rocking atmosphere at the St. James Theatre feels even more like a wild concert these days as Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong joins the cast of American Idiot for a limited enga…

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Hillbilly Women - Off-B'way at Arclight Theatre by Oscar E. Moore

The show is a little bit documentary, a little bit Spoon River Anthology and a little bit repetitious without enough conflict to sustain interest.

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Dancing Fools by Erik Haagensen

This embarrassingly amateurish collection of three one-acts does violence to the reputation of its author, Renaissance man John Gruen.

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NY Review: 'The Importance of Being Ernest' by David Sheward

Brian Bedford stages a near-perfect rendition of Oscar Wilde's whimsical classic and gives a pitch-perfect performance as Lady Bracknell without stooping to drag-queen excesses or even raisi…

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John Gabriel Borkman by David Sheward

Henrik Ibsen's penultimate play suffers from a surfeit of melodrama, but Alan Rickman, Lindsay Duncan, and especially the fiery Fiona Shaw save it from its plotty excesses.

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Other Desert Cities

Richly dramatic and keenly observant, "Other Desert Cities" is a hugely satisfying mixture of the political and the personal, grandly acted by a brilliant ensemble of five under Joe Mantello…

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Nightsong for the Boatman by Robert Windeler

A pale, truncated take on the Faust legend, this 20-year-old "trunk" play, by the late Jovanka Bach, wasn't ready to be read, much less performed. It still isn't.

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Join Back Stage and TRU for the 'New Models for Success' Panel

On January 27, Back Stage in association with Theater Resources Unlimited will present the Industry Panel New Models for Success: The Commercial / Not-for-Profit Partnership.

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'Spider-Man' Opening Delayed Again Until March 15 by Bryan Alexander

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been delayed once again. Troubled Broadway production moves from Feb. 7 in second high-profile postponement.

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Carey Mulligan to Play Woman Battling Psychiatric Illness on New York Stage

She is set to appear in the off-Broadway play 'Through a Glass Darkly.'

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Broadway's 'Memphis' Headed to Movie Theaters by David Rooney

"Memphis" will be the first ongoing Broadway show to beam a live performance into movie theaters nationwide, taking a cue from New York's Metropolitan Opera and London's National Theatr…

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Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt to Star in Web-Based Action Series

Kiefer Sutherland and two-time Academy Award nominee John Hurt are teaming up for "The Confession," a new scripted Web action series, Digital Broadcasting Group announced Thursday.

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Ellen Stewart, Off-Off-B'way Pioneer, Dies at 91 by David Sheward

Ellen Stewart, founder of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and one of the pioneers of the Off-Off-Broadway theater movement, died on Jan. 12. She was 91.

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Friends with Benefits: An encore performance of Being Harold Pinter by Adam Feldman

A second benefit and a protest for Belarus Free Theatre

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RIP: Ellen Stewart (1919-2011) by Adam Feldman

Off-Off Broadway godmother Ellen Stewart dies at 91

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Memphis plans a hi-def broadcast in the spring by David Cote

The Broadway musical Memphis goes after a national audience

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Six things to be gleaned from Glenn Beck's endorsement of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by David Cote

Glenn Beck raves about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

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'Spider-Man' opening postponed again

Well, it's off again. "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" has postponed its opening from Feb. 7 until March 15 so director Julie Taymor and U2's Bono and The Edge can keep working on the show an…

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Jon Robin Baitz's 'Other Desert Cities'

The return of Jon Robin Baitz to the theater - that is, to the kind in which grown-ups grapple with ideas of consequence in meaningful and delightful language - is a very big deal.

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La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart dies at 91

Ellen Stewart, one of the great visionaries of off-off-Broadway and founder of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club on East Fourth Street, died yesterday after what co-artistic director Mia Yoo…

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On Theater: 10 great Off-Broadway tickets

With all the noise around a certain theatrical spider and all the big names lining up for Broadway this spring, it would be seriously wrong to overlook Off-Broadway's upcoming enticements.

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Stage Rush TV: Episode 46 by Jesse North

Talking points: The great career stories of Patti LuPone: A Memoir The best soundbites from the audiobook of Patti LuPone’s memoir Saying goodbye to Next to Normal Broadway grosses Wha…

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'Spider-Man' musical delayed again

Legit News: Launch date pushed back to March 15 to sort ending, tech glitches -- The long-delayed opening of Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has now been delayed even longer…

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Ellen Stewart mothered offbeat theater

Legit News: Impresario nurtured avant-garde at La MaMa -- Off Off Broadway impresario Ellen Stewart died Thursday in Manhattan after a long illness. She was 91 and said to have had a history…

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Law, Hodge, Redmayne line up Donmar stints

Legit News: Grandage sets slate for his final season at London theater -- Thesps Jude Law, Douglas Hodge and Eddie Redmayne are returning to the Donmar Warehouse for Michael Grandage's farew…

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'Memphis' to be filmed for HD screenings

Legit News: Broadway musical looks to boost brand recognition -- Broadway tuner "Memphis" will be filmed in performance later this month in preparation for HD digital screenings around the c…

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Mulligan toplines Off Broadway 'Darkly'

Legit News: Leveaux directs Atlantic Theater production -- Carey Mulligan will topline an Off Broadway stage version of Ingmar Bergman pic "Through a Glass Darkly," to be helmed by David Lev…

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Theater impresario Ellen Stewart dies

Legit News: Off Broadway vet was head of La Mama Club -- Off Broadway impresario Ellen Stewart died on Thursday morning of natural causes after a long illness. She is said to have had a hist…

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Legit Reviews: It's Brian Bedford's party, so let's give the old dear the rousing chorus of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" that he's earned as director and showpiece of "The Importance of Be…

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Adrian Grenier's celebrity quest for the self by Richard Ouzounian

Entourage star uses his time away from the set to make his own films of self-exploration

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Latest Wingfield play a miniature gem by Richard Ouzounian

Wingfield Lost and Found exchanges boffo laughs for more Chekhovian rhythms.

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Troubled Spider-Man musical has new ally: Glenn Beck

Radio host loves show, mocks theatre critics who have panned it

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The Bird: Drugs, booze and misbehaving usually make for better theatre by Martin Morrow

After the success of ‘The Danish Play,’ more was expected from playwright Sonja Mills

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Winnipeg theatre launches major capital campaign by J. Kelly Nestruck

Prairie Theatre Exchange hoping to raise $2.2 million

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Singer Margaret Whiting: My Hartford Courant Interview

Sad news. Singer and cabaret star Margaret Whiting, died this week at the age of 86 at her home at the Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. For years, Whiting, who was the daughter of composer R…

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Carey Mulligan to star in off-Broadway adaptation of Ingmar Bergman movie

The 25-year-old Brit is set to return to the New York stage in an off-Broadway production of "Through a Glass Darkly."The 25-year-old Brit is set to return to the New York stage in an off-Br…

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Artist-activist Andrea Bowers arrested in tree-sitting protest in Arcadia

Bowers is known for making textured artwork about prickly issues, like immigration fatalities, abortion rights and the demographics of AIDS.Bowers is known for making textured artwork about …

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Jude Law returns to London stage in Eugene O'Neill's play Anna Christie by Maev Kennedy

Jude Law will return to the London stage this summer, in the Eugene O'Neill play Anna Christie, as part of Michael Grandage's last season as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse. Law la…

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“Spider Man” on Bway Postpones Again, til March 15th: Beware the Ides of March? by Roger Friedman

“Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” won’t officially open until March 15th, set back from February 7th. And January 11th. And December 21st. At least. Who can remember? The wor…

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Martha Stewart's Dog Sends Her to Hospital; ‘Spider-Man' Opening Delayed Again

A head butt by her pooch sent Martha Stewart to the hospital; Producers for the $65 million Broadway musical "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" delayed the show for the fifth time Thursday, push…

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'Spider-Man' Opening Night Delayed Again

The problem-plagued Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is delaying its opening night once more, putting off the first official performance until March 15, the show said in a st…

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The Young Vic's Boot Camp for Directors

"This is very much the point: to remove young directors from a life of pure theatre (where the only thing that matters is finding plays and putting them on), and expose them instead to the n…

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N-Word Brouhaha Spreads to August Wilson's Plays

"The schools superintendent in Waterbury, Conn., is seeking to shut down a production of one of August Wilson's great dramas, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, because some of the teenage actors w…

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Study: People Hang On To Theatre More Than Pubs, Restaurants In Recession

"Of those who go to the pub, 43% said they had already cut spending, compared with only 21% of theatre audiences. In addition, 5% of theatre-goers said they intended to go more, compared to …

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Cast announced for Penumbra’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at Guthrie Theater by Bbbblogger

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR PENUMBRA THEATRE'S PRODUCTION OF MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM BY AUGUST WILSON DIRECTED BY LOU BELLAMY   Limited engagement begins February 10, 2011 at the Guthrie The…

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La Cage star Kelsey Grammer guests on “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight by Bbbblogger

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES STAR KELSEY GRAMMER GUESTS ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN” TONIGHT Five-time Emmy Award winner and 2010 Tony Award nominee Kelsey Grammer, currently st…

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Broadway’s Wonderland in the news by Bbbblogger

WONDERLAND A New Alice. A New Musical. IS IN THE NEWS STUDIO 10 INTERVIEW WITH KAREN MASON FOX 13 INTERVIEW WITH DARREN RITCHIE TAMPA TRIBUNE FEATURE ON DARREN RITCHIE NOW PLAYING AT THE DA…

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LOMBARDI’s Judith Light featured on www.outsports.com by Bbbblogger

LOMBARDI's JUDITH LIGHT FEATURED ON OUTSPORTS.COM Judith Light is currently earning rave reviews for her performance as Marie Lombardi in Broadway's LOMBARDI. Today, she is featured on Outs…

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Roundabout’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST opens tonight on Broadway by Bbbblogger

OPENING NIGHT IS TONIGHT!   ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY Presents   Brian Bedford   Directing & Starring in a New Broadway production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST By O…

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MTC’s THE WHIPPING MAN Announces Extension On Day of First Preview by Bbbblogger

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB'S NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE WHIPPING MAN ANNOUNCES ONE WEEK EXTENSION DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ON DAY OF FIRST PREVIEW NEW AMERICAN PLAY STARRING ANDRÉ BRAUGHER, ANDRÉ H…

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Charles Busch’s THE DIVINE SISTER Announces Second Extension at SoHo Playhouse by Bbbblogger

A “HOLY” NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE NOW CHARLES BUSCH'S THE DIVINE SISTER ANNOUNCES NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE SMASH HIT COMEDY EXTENDS RUN THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 30 AT SOHO P…

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Return to Haifa - Finding Empathy on Embattled Ground by Peter Certo

An assassinated Palestinian writer's novel is brought to the stage by an Israeli playwright and director. Theater J is about to present Cameri Theatre's controversial Return to Haifa. This i…

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Review: Hillbilly Womenat curtainup.com by Paulanne Simmons

this may not be as much fun as a big Broadway musical , but it touches the heart in ways that are not easily forgotten . .

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Review: The Importance of Being Earnest at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

In this latest revival of Wilde's ever popular farce the lady is a guy . . .

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Other Desert Cities by David Rooney

Off Broadway review

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John Gabriel Borkman by David Rooney

Off Broadway review

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