Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Moliére timely, but defanged by Elisabeth Vincentelli

MoliÈre's dark com edy "The Misan thrope" is one of the most cynical and twisted works in the canon, and deserves to be better known in America. Maybe we need a Hollywood update to show …

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Cavalia

Legit Reviews: Anyone who categorically rejects exploiting animals for entertainment will find occasion to bridle.

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Laura Esterman Cast in "Agnes Under the Big Top" at Long Wharf Theatre

 Obie Award-winner Laura Esterman is in the ensemble cast of the world premiere of "Agnes Under the Big Top,"  by Aditi Brennan Kapil, staged by Eric Ting, associate artistic direc…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Misanthrope by David Finkle

The Pearl Theatre serves up a problematic production of Moliere's caustic comedy.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Twelfth Night

Legit Reviews: Peter Hall's latest "Twelfth Night" is more an explication than a production.

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Brazilian troupe kicks up the heat by Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent

With sensuous moves, percolating rhythms and a blaze of colorful costumes, Balé Folclórico da Bahia stormed into the Boston Opera House Saturday night, bringing a welcome blast of …

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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'Eclipsed' at Northlight: Gripping tale needs stronger narrative thread to bind it by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: 'Eclipsed' ★★½ Through Feb. 20 at the Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes. Tickets: $30-$50 at 847-673-6300. Now surely more …

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Singer David Essex to join EastEnders as Alfie Moon's uncle by Jenny Percival

1970s pop idol and musical star hired to bring some stardust to BBC1 soap operaBBC soap EastEnders is about to get a new Moon – 70s pop star David Essex is joining the cast as the head of …

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Sixth Annual Kevin Kline Awards Nominations by Andrea

The Kevin Kline Awards honor excellence in St. Louis professional theater, and are presented by the Professional Theatre Awards Council, and the nominees for the Sixth Annual Kevin Kline Awa…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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George Bernard Shaw and feminism | Germaine Greer by Germaine Greer

A long time ago, when I was small, George Bernard Shaw was a very important person. Actors vied to play his heroines, and he was the standby of am-dram groups all over the empire. In 1925, a…

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Theater Review | 'Así Que Pasen Cinco Años': Fiancé, Tied in Poetic Knots by Claudia La Rocco

Repertorio Español performs Federico García Lorca’s mysterious, intimate play “Así Que Pasen Cinco Años” in Spanish with a live English translation.

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More Words About Ellen Stewart by The New York Times

More remembrances of Ellen Stewart of La MaMa.

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ArtsBeat: More Words About Ellen Stewart by The New York Times

More remembrances of Ellen Stewart of La MaMa.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Short-a-Day: Gary Amdahl's "The Cold, Cold Water" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in A Public Space, No. 6, 2008. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 64.When he awoke, he turned his head away from the wall and looked at the long rectangle of pale …

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CHART TOPPERS: Best-Selling Theatre Recordings by Thomas Peter

Here are the best-selling theatre CDS, as reported by billboard.biz, issue date Jan. 22, 2011. Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording The Lion…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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'Three Tall Women': From the deathbed comes affirmation of life's prickly truths by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: 'Three Tall Women' ★★★½ Through Feb. 13 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Running time: 2 hours. 20 minutes; tickets: $40-$60 at 773-753-4472 or courttheatre.org On…

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Cirque Berzerk

Legit Reviews: "Cirque Berzer" may have blockbuster potential if creators tone down pervasive campiness and cliche.

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Map of Heaven

Legit Reviews: Just when her career, marriage and friendships seem lost, an inspired artist is driven to paint a way out, in the power-packed world premiere of Michele Lowe's "Map of Heaven."

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To Life! Song-Studded Remembrance for the 'Fiddler' Composer Jerry Bock by New York Times

Mr. Bock, who died in November, is best known for "Fiddler on the Roof," which won nine Tony Awards and became a theater staple throughout the world.

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ArtsBeat: To Life! Song-Studded Remembrance for the 'Fiddler' Composer Jerry Bock by New York Times

Mr. Bock, who died in November, is best known for "Fiddler on the Roof," which won nine Tony Awards and became a theater staple throughout the world.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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This Week on Broadway for January 23, 2011: Are Naked People on Stage Necessary? by James Marino

Panel: James Marino | james@broadwayradio.com | Twitter | Facebook Matthew Murray | matthew@broadwayradio.com | Twitter Michael Portantiere | michael@broadwayra…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Return to the Silence - review by Lyn Gardner

Pleasance, LondonThe work of neuroscientist Oliver Sacks has previously inspired theatre pieces by Harold Pinter, Peter Brook and Michael Nyman, and now new young company Curious Directive u…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Into the Whirlwind - review by Michael Billington

Noel Coward, LondonSponsored by Roman Abramovich, Moscow's Sovremennik Theatre arrived in London for a brief nine-day residence. The largely Russian-speaking first-night audience also greete…

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Theoni V. Aldredge, Costume Designer, Dies at 88 by William Grimes

Ms. Aldredge won an Academy Award for the costumes in “The Great Gatsby,” and created the clothing designs for hundreds of stage productions.

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Broadway Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is as beautiful as it is witty.  This production is a transfer from Canada's Stratfo…

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Nathan Lane to Return to ABC's Modern Family

Tony Award winner Nathan Lane will return to the Emmy Award-winning hit ABC sitcom Modern Family in the spring according to TVGuide.com. Lane will once will play Pepper, a flamboyant frien…

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Nathan Lane to Return to MODERN FAMILY

After guest role on Modern Family last fall, Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Cameron and Mitchell's flamboyant partying friend, Pepper, in an upcoming spring episode according to TV Gui…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Alice Ripley Talks NEXT TO NORMAL Tour

In Focus Eden Lane begins the new year with an interview with Tony winner, Alice Ripely. She was in Denver touring with the musical, Next To Normal and discussed her five year commitment to …

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Photo Coverage: Flashback with T.V Carpio

Cast member T.V. Carpio officially assumed the role of Arachne in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, replacing Natalie Mendoza back in early January. BroadwayWorld.com photog Walter McBride went …

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The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Driving Miss Daisy. by Ken Davenport

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to figure out more ways to thank all of you for reading and tweeting and liking the blog . . . which is why I've come up with The Sunday Giveaway! Every …

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Photo Flash: Adam Lambert & Bradley Whitford Visit HAIR

On Saturday, January 22nd, L.A. Theatre Audiences received a REAL treat when American Idol's and WICKED Los Angeles Alum Adam Lambert and The West Wing's Bradley Whitford visited backstage a…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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New blog section: ‘[CTA] Interviews and Features’ by Bob [cta]

Check out the new section on Chicago Theatre Addict, accessible via the tab above the header, which captures interviews and features I’ve written over the past year. I felt it was nece…

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STAGE TUBE: Jackman, Urban, Newton-John et al. Sing 'I Still Call Australia Home'

Oprah's Australia The Grand Finale took place at the Sydney Opera House with Hugh Jackman, U2's Bono, Olivia Newton-John, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Click below to see the finale, with H…

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King's Speech, Mad Men, Modern Family, et al. Win Producers Guild of America Awards

The Producers Guild Awards have been announced. Judd Apatow hosted the awards ceremony on January 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The King's Speech won Best Picture; Toy Story 3 won B…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Second Season of "Wiener and Wiener" Web Series Begins; Guest Stars Announced by Thomas Peter

“Wiener and Wiener,” a new web series written and directed by Dante Russo, continues into its second season with a regular and guest cast of Broadway favorites tackling life in N…

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Musicals Tonight Announces Casting for I'd Rather Be Right

Musicals Tonight has announced casting for its production of I'd Rather Be Right at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, February 8-20. The production will be directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, wi…

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Musicals Tonight Announces Casting for I'd Rather Be Right

Musicals Tonight has announced casting for its production of I'd Rather Be Right at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, February 8-20. The production will be directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, wi…

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Youtube Weekend Faves: Bock's "When Did I Fall in Love" with Audra McDonald

Every weekend I'm going to post some of the youtube clips that I come across that I especially love -- those that give me goosebumps, touch my heart or make me laugh. There will be a memor…

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BWW's On This Day - January 23, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Miranda Hart wins three comedy awards

Miranda Hart hints that her show might move channels after winning people's choice vote at British Comedy AwardsMiranda Hart won three prizes at the British Comedy Awards last night, includi…

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Anthony Rapp by Adaumbelle

On Monday, January 10, 2011, I also had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Anthony Rapp after his and Adam Pascal’s concert at Town Hall (click here for my review). Personable and g…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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This Week on Broadway for January 23, 2011: Are Naked People on Stage Necessary? by James Marino

Matthew Murray, Michael Portantiere and James Marino discuss Other Desert Cities, the need for naked actors on a stage, a white Ragtime, Theoni Aldredge, and the Kerrigan-Lowdermilk new CD O…

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Studio Theatre's new muse

Studio Theatre's new muse

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Krakowski, Butler, et al. Set for READING, WRITING & CABARET Fundraiser, 1/23

PS 84 The Lillian Weber School Parent Teacher Association is proud to announce that tickets are now on sale for their special cabaret event, READING, WRITING amp CABARET, to raise money for …

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV: Stephanie J. Block & Jim Caruso Talk New Album, Liza & More - Preview Duet!

The Swing Set, a new album from six-time MAC Award winner Jim Caruso, was released on January 11th. This is Caruso's sophomore album, and his first release under the Yellow Sound Label.Rece…

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Skins advertisers in mass pull out

Wrigley gum, General Motors and H&R Block are the latest advertisers to pull out of Skins, the highly controversial new MTV series.

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Kelsey Grammer to be father of the bride

Kelsey Grammer is in a race to the altar with his daughter Spencer Grammer, who just announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend James Hesketh.

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King's Speech takes top PGA award, shakes up awards race

"Toy Story 3," "Mad Men," "Modern Family" and "Waiting for 'Superman' " were also honored at the ceremony.

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George Clooney: I will not get married again

Don't expect George Clooney's to marry love Elisabetta Canalis anytime soon. "I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married, so I gave it a shot," the actor acknowledged.

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Johnny Weir: I knew I was gay at 6 (video)

The figure skating champ appeared on an episode of Lopez Tonight to promote his new memoir, Welcome to My World, and also dished about coming out as a gay man.

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Regis Philbin quit over pay cut

Sources report that Regis Philbin quit his show after execs told his agent they would cut his salary when his current contract expired.

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Nicki Minaj's thrilled fans get her booted from posh London hotel

Nicki Minaj invaded London earlier this week and excitement about her arrival caused devoted fans to mob the Dorchester hotel she was staying in just to get a glimpse of her.

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Pink to her unborn baby: I will prepare you for a cruel world

Pink took to her blog to explain the song's controversial nature and the lesson she hopes to impart on her unborn baby.

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American Idol judge Steven Tyler is trying to reinvent himself

Once known for his drunken and drug impaired lifestyle ("I've had the clap twice") Steven Tyler, now 62, is dating a 30 something rocker chick (most famous for starting drunken bar brawls …

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Judd Apatow criticizes Ricky Gervais at Produers Guild of America Awards

Director and writer Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) criticized Ricky Gervais for his jokes at the Golden Globes. “I didn’t like him. I thought he was mean.”

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Fox rejects Jesus hates Obama Super Bowl ad

Fox rejected a controversial Super Bowl ad from comedy site JesusHatesObama.com says the site's creator. Richard Belfry insists the proposed 30 second-ad, which depicts bobble head versions …

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Keith Olbermann wanted out of his contract a year ago

An MSNBC insider talked about Keith Olbermann's departure Friday: "This was all Keith's choice. He has several times over the years said that he wants out of his contract. He never meant it …

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Keith Olbermann's next role may be on an Aaron Sorkin tv show

Now that Keith Olbermann is leaving MSNBC, could he be setting his sights on Hollywood and Aaron Sorkin’s next TV project? The writer of The Social Network has a pilot script about a cable…

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Film critic Roger Ebert before and after: prosthetic covers cancer ravaged jaw

Roger Ebert, 68, is coming back to television. On Friday night, the acclaimed film critic will debut a new prosthetic that covers the lower part of his face, much of which was removed after …

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Actors that said No Thank You to a great role

It’s impossible to imagine anyone except Patrick Dempsey as Dr. McDreamy on Grey’s Anatomy. Mark Harmon owns the role of heroic Jethro Tibbs on NCIS. Harmon was voted No. 1 TV personalit…

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Susan Sarandon: I don't have a boyfriend

Rumors are that Susan Sarandon's boyfriend is her young business partner Jonathan Bricklin (Bricklin's Spin Ping Pong clubs). She says it all about table tennis. Sarandon, 64, and Tim Robbin…

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Journalist Clarence Page endorses a Muslim Cosby Show

Katie Couric proposed a Muslim version of The Cosby Show to fight American "Islamophobia." Now Chicago Tribune columnist (and McLaughlin Group regular) Clarence Page endorsed the idea in his…

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Captain America will be changed to The First Avenger in Russia and South Korea

How do you sell a movie called Captain America to an overseas market? In South Korea, Russia and the Ukraine, apparently, the answer is you don’t even try.

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CNN improves ratings with Piers Morgan but Fox still drawing more viewers

The good news for CNN is that Piers Morgan is, so far, way ahead of where Larry King was in his final days in prime time. But he's drawing fewer than half the viewers he did for Monday's pre…

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Danny Glover; I love Mel Gibson (video)

It's been nearly 13 years since the fourth Lethal Weapon and now Warners if talking of a potential reboot with a new cast. Danny Glover said: "I thought it was, for me and Mel, a wonderful …

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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The Curious Career of David Auburn by Eric Grode

The “Proof” playwright David Auburn has adapted for the stage a forgotten 1906 comedy of manners, “The New York Idea.”

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Downtown’s Pioneering Stage Mama

Artists and admirers share their memories of Ellen Stewart, founder of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club and pioneer of Off Off Broadway.

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David Mamet Lends His Voice to THE SIMPSONS, 1/23

According to EW.com, Tony Award-winning playwright David Mamet will be lending his voice to THE SIMPSONS for an episode in which he will playing an animated version of himself. In the episod…

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THEATER: Flipzoids by Aaron Riccio

Photo/Web BegoleA "flip," according to Redford (Carlo Alban), is a derogatory term for Filipino immigrants like him. To this particular teenager, a rust-blond dye job, it's just another symp…

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