Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9pm (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 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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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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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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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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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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ArtsBeat: More Words About Ellen Stewart by The New York Times

More remembrances of Ellen Stewart of La MaMa.

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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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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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'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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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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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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Rare Reprises for an Unlikely Collaboration by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson’s “Knickerbocker Holiday” and “Lost in the Stars” — entirely coincidentally — are back for concert readings in New York.

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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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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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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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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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Time lapse by Cindy Cantrell, Globe Correspondent

Hungarian-born Lucien Aigner was one of the most respected photojournalism pioneers of the 1920s and 1930s, capturing iconic images of the leading political and celebrity figures of the day.…

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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'Return to Haifa' crosses borders of war

'Return to Haifa' crosses borders of war

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1am (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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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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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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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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Class Notes: Robert Creighton by Lauren Class Schneider

Lauren Class Schneider talks to Robert Creighton, currently Amos in Chicago and soon to be seen as the Purser in Anything Goes, about creativity as an actor.

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On stage, taking risks by Laura Collins-Hughes

With aerial stunts, how can performers stay safe?

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Elisabeth Moss: 'We're not saving the world here' by Tom Lamont

The Mad Men star on being Peggy Olson, taking to the West End stage with Keira Knightley, and Ricky Gervais's winning ways at the Golden Globes

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The scandalous Lillian Hellman

As The Children's Hour opens in London tonight, Sarah Churchwell sorts the good from the bad in Lillian Hellman

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Taking the stage by storm: True tales by Nelson Pressley

"Some of the work has been very, very impactful," says Moises Kaufman, who directed "I Am My Own Wife" on Broadway. "These are works that over the last decade have been among the most perfor…

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'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' preview: Star isn’t waiting to live by Peter Filichia

Ali Stroker never gives a thought to walking down the aisle.

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'Prometheus -- Landscape II' review: Peak Performances hits low with play based on mythology by Peter Filichia

The only people who could enjoy this are masochists.

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Studio Theatre's new muse by Peter Marks

Angular and soft-spoken, wearing a dark suit and the inscrutable grin of someone who seems to know something you don't, David Muse rises at a dinner in a sprawling, art-filled house on the e…

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Welcome to my front room: why I love directing in small spaces by Katie Mitchell

Putting on a play in a confined area requires a great delicacy between director and actor that makes the experience thrilling

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For theatres, experimentation is a necessity, not a luxury by Kate Yedigaroff

The Ferment festival allows us at Bristol Old Vic to engage with artists on our doorstep. We can't afford not to

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Miriam Margolyes: 'I'm 70 this year and still overweight, so I've learnt nothing'

I don't often do musicals but appearing in Me and My Girl has been the happiest engagement I've ever had. It's a joyous show that touches on a theme still relevant 74 years after it was writ…

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Fine cast in a splendid 'Glass Menagerie' by Toby Zinman

Tennessee Williams' beautiful, sorrowful play The Glass Menagerie is having a lovely, quiet revival at Independence Studio on 3 under Bill Van Horn's delicate direction.

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A visionary’s world by Don Aucoin

One-man show at the ART explores the life and genius of R. Buckminster Fuller

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Hamlet (and Others) as the Strong, Silent Type by Patrick Healy

In Washington, founders of the Synetic troupe have used Georgia’s pantomime traditions to develop a physical theatrical style.

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Patti Smith Nominated For National Book Critics Circle Award by Brian Scott Lipton

Music legend Patti Smith has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. her memoir Just Kids. The winners of the awards will be announced on March 10.The book centers on her…

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Starship: The Musical, with Music by Glee's Darren Criss, Announces Casting by Andy Propst

Starkid Productions will present Starship: The Musical at the Hoover-Leppen Theater, February 11-23. The show, which features music and lyric by Glee star Darren Criss, is written and direc…

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Tony Award-Winning Costume Designer Theoni V. Aldredge Dies at 78; Broadway to Dim Lights on January 25 by Andy Propst

Tony and Academy Award-winning costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge has died at age 78. Broadway will dim its marquee lights in her honor at 7pm on Tuesday, January 25.Aldredge, who had over …

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FOX Picks Up Ethan Hawke's Exit Strategy Pilot by Brian Scott Lipton

FOX has picked up the pilot for the drama Exit Strategy, which stars Ethan Hawke as the leader of a team of experts who help the CIA with extractions. Antoine Fuqua is set to direct the pilo…

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Theresa Rebeck, Marc Shaiman, Steven Spielberg, Scott Wittman, et al. to Collaborate on Smash by Brian Scott Lipton

NBC has ordered a musical drama pilot entitled Smash, which will focus on the putting on of a Broadway musical.The pilot script was written by playwright Theresa Rebeck; Tony Award winners M…

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Annie Potts to Star in L.A. Production of AfterMath by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and television star Annie Potts will headline the world premiere of Elliot Shoenman's comedic drama AfterMath, which will play the Oddysey Theatre, February 4-March 13. Mark L. Taylor …

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Full Cast, Creative Team Announced For New Broadway Production of Arcadia by Brian Scott Lipton

Full cast and creative team have been announced for the new Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia will play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, February 25-June 19. Tony Award nominee David…

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Emma, Paul Gordon's Austen-Inspired Musical, Opens Jan. 23 at Old Globe by Kenneth Jones

Old Globe Theatre's production of Jane Austen's Emma - A Musical Romantic Comedy, by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon, starring Patti Murin as Emma Woodhouse and Adam Monley as Mr. Knightley, …

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ON THE RECORD: "Quiet Please" From Steven Blier & Darius de Haas, and London's Make Me an Offer by Steven Suskin

We listen to "Quiet Please," a collection of standards and jazz from Steven Blier and Darius de Haas, and the cast album of the award-winning 1959 West End musical Make Me an Offer.

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Jane Krakowski, Kerry Butler, Kate Baldwin, Graham Rowat Support PS 84 in Jan. 23 Benefit by Andrew Gans

A host of Broadway artists take part in Reading, Writing & Cabaret, a special cabaret event Jan. 23 to benefit PS 84 The Lillian Weber School.

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William Finn's Spelling Bee Opens at the Paper Mill Playhouse Jan. 23 by Andrew Gans

The Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a co-production with Philadelphia Theatre Company, officially opens at Paper Mi…

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Pearl's Misanthrope, Directed by Joseph Hanreddy, Opens Off-Broadway Jan. 23 by Kenneth Jones

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. It …

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Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 23 by Anne Bradley and Christopher Reichheld

1922 It's booze, jazz and The National Anthem. J. Hartley Manners' work showcases his wife, Laurette Taylor, and Ralph Morgan. This drama will run at the Henry Miller Theatre for 114 perform…

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ON THE RECORD: "Quiet Please" From Steven Blier & Darius de Haas, and London's Make Me an Offer by Steven Suskin

We listen to "Quiet Please," a collection of standards and jazz from Steven Blier and Darius de Haas, and the cast album of the award-winning 1959 West End musical Make Me an Offer.

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Broadway Marquees Will Dim in Tribute to Theoni V. Aldredge by Kenneth Jones

The marquees of Broadway theatres will be dimmed for one minute at 7 PM Jan. 25 to honor the work and life of Tony Award-winning costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge, who died Jan. 21 at the …

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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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CHART TOPPERS: Most-Read Playbill.com Stories, Week of Jan. 9-15 by Thomas Peter

Here are the most-read Playbill.com stories for the week of Jan. 9-15, 2011, from information compiled by Playbill.comTroubled Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Delays Broadway Opening Again.Carn…

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Sarah Stiles and Bruce Warren Chronicle The Road to Qatar! in Video Blog by Thomas Peter

The Road to Qatar! cast members Sarah Stiles and Bruce Warren have started a video blog following the show’s rehearsal period at the York Theatre Company.Stiles (Avenue Q) and Warren (…

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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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Krakowski, Butler, et al. Set for READING, WRITING & CABARET Fundraiser, 1/23 by Bww News Desk

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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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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David Mamet Lends His Voice to THE SIMPSONS, 1/23 by Bww News Desk

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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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/22/2011

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1222011.

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STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman on Oprah's Grand Finale Show

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

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BroadwayWorld Chicago Now Has A Facebook Page! by Paul W. Thompson

Friday, January 21, 2011, marked another milestone for BroadwayWorld.com, the biggest theater site on the web. Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond established a Facebook Page for BroadwayWorld Ch…

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Photo Coverage: The Launch of Theatre 20 in Toronto by Kelly Cameron

Theatre 20, the new artist led group in Toronto dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of musical theatre, had their official launch in Toronto at The Panasonic Theatre on January 20th, 2011. …

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Broadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Theoni Aldredge 1/25

The Broadway community mourns the loss of illustrious costume designer Theoni Aldredge who died yesterday at age 78. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memor…

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BWW Photo Coverage Exclusive: LIZA Visits THE DIVINE SISTER by Walter Mcbride

Just last week, producers Daryl Roth and Bob Boyett announced that a new block of tickets have gone on sale for THE DIVINE SISTER, Off-Broadway's best reviewed new comedy written by and star…

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Photo Coverage: UP ON THE MARQUEE: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO by Brian Estrada

Casting was recently completed for the Broadway premiere of Rajiv Joseph's play BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO - set to begin previews March 11 and open March 31 at the Richard Rodgers Thea…

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Tony Winning Costume Designer Theoni V. Aldredge Dies

Theoni V. Aldredge, the costume designer of the original stage version of La Cage aux Folles and Annie on Broadway, died Friday morning in Connecticut, according to the New York Times. She w…

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ARCADIA Rehearsals Underway, Cast & Creative Team Confirmed

Rehearsals have begun for the acclaimed new production of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA, directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. The production will start previews Friday, February …

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STAGE TUBE: Sutton, Marshall et al. Talk ANYTHING GOES

Sutton Foster, Kathleen Marshall and more talk recently sat down to talk about Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming musical, ANYTHING GOES. Click below to watch the video.

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BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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BWW Interviews: Tony-Nominated Charles Busch by Craig Hepworth

Legend Charles Busch talks about his career, inspirations and the UK Premieres of two of his plays

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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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Christopher Plummer’s marathon mojo by Amy Verner

At 81, you could still call him a matinee idol for women of a certain age. Amy Verner talks to Plummer as he prepares to reprise his role playing another rakish acting legend, John Barrymore

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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 myheart or make me laugh. There will be a memoria…

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Youtube Weekend Faves: Hartford Stage's "Milk Train" in New York

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 myheart or make me laugh.Tennessee Williams' "The …

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This much I know: Sandra Bernhard by Shahesta Shaitly

As a five year old I'd lie in bed fantasising about performing on stage in big musical comedies. You could say I knew what I wanted to do from a young age.Every performer worries about maint…

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Patrick Dempsey on Producing His First Film ‘Flypaper'

Patrick Dempsey has held a number of different titles in his career, including actor, spokesman, and race car driver. This coming week at the Sundance Film Festival, the 45-year-old “G…

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A Literary Look at Celebrity, Guest Starring Alec Baldwin

Lewis H. Lapham, editor-in-chief of Lapham's Quarterly, believes that celebrity, while an old story, has become the most precious commodity in today's world. Or so he told the audience at Jo…

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What If You Were Stuck in the 1960s?

Based on Dr. Oliver Sacks' case-study “The Last Hippie,” the movie “The Music Never Stopped” tells the story of a man who loses his ability to form new memories and c…

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Did Pianist Lang Lang Dis the White House?

The Chinese web is abuzz as many netizens there saw a subtle dis in the music that Lang Lang played at a recent White House performance.

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Planting Giant Seeds of Imagination

Sculptor's proportion-blowing rose garden, dog-size bugs included, promises to bring a new perspective to Park Avenue.

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