Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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WASP-y 'Black Tie' doesn't have much sting by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The prolific A.R. Gurney has made a specialty of docu menting a certain slice of America: Northeast-based, white, middle-class families bound by a strong sense of kinship and precisely delin…

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This Week on Broadway for February 8, 2011: Special — The Spider-Man Reviews Are In by James Marino

If you would like to listen to the podcast, click on the arrow in the player below. Notes and links for the podcast. Panel: James Marino | james@broadwayradio.com | Twitter | …

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The Fantasticks: a musical ode to longevity

Themes of family unity and theatrical magic are perfect for new repertory direction for Soulpepper.

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'In the Next Room or the vibrator play' headlines the 2011-12 Victory Gardens season by Chris Jones

The Victory Gardens Theater said Tuesday that it will present the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's “In the Next Room or the vibrator play” at the start of its 2011-12 season. The Tony-no…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Dog Act by Theasy.com

Flux Theatre Ensemble, Off Off Broadway By Joshua Bombino BOTTOM LINE: Dog Act is an innovative, playfully dark comedy that will romance your love for the magic of theatre. Liz Duffy…

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Theater Review | 'Black Tie': Patrician Clan That Clings to Its Foibles by Charles Isherwood

A.R. Gurney’s “Black Tie” is one of this prolific writer’s most enjoyable plays in years.

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Review: Black Tie

A.R. Gurney's latest exploration of WASP culture proves to be a beguiling experience.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Marsha Mason and Emily Bergl Team Up in Becky Shaw by Steve Julian

Marsha Mason is back at LA Theatre Works' radio theater series at the Skirball Center for Becky Shaw, after last year’s turn in ex-husband Neil Simon’s California Suite.  READ MORE

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Sarah Benson, director, on Ajax at the American Repertory Theater by Amreptheatre

Sarah Benson, director, on Ajax at the American Repertory Theater Director Sarah Benson discusses the rehearsal process for Ajax at the American Repertory Theater. *** A poignant examinatio…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Vesturport Theatre Group and Robin De Levita Join Forces

Vesturport Theatre Group, lead by Gisli rn Gardarsson and Robin de Levita have announced they will be joining forces for international theatrical productions specifically aimed at Broadway, …

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Brent Harris on Ajax at the American Repertory Theater by Amreptheatre

Brent Harris on Ajax at the American Repertory Theater Brent Harris, who plays the title character, discusses the rehearsal process for Ajax at the American Repertory Theater. *** A poignan…

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Theater Review | 'The Momentum': Life Is an Existential Cabaret, My Friend by Rachel Saltz

What ails the young urbanites of “The Momentum,” at the Laurie Beechman Theater, are unmet expectations, romantic disappointments and a lingering sense of ill-being.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Patrick Page Gets Wicked in The Amazing Backstage Adventures of Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark by Broadway.com Staff

Meet veteran actor Patrick Page, who plays inventor Norman Osborn and his alter ego, the villainous Green Goblin, in Spider-Man. Page has appeared as many Broadway baddies, including Scar in…

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Patti LuPone will get you sh*tfaced by Bob [cta]

Yesterday, Broadway diva Patti LuPone was honored by The Drama League for, basically, being Patti LuPone. Fancy Broadway types, socialites (and the lovely SarahB, who volunteered at the ev…

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David Dinkins Joins DRIVING MISS DAISY Talk-back, 2/9

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced today that former NYC Mayor David Dinkins will participate in Driving Miss Daisy's series of Wednesday night post-performance talk-backs, …

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Ben Heppner Drops Out of the Met's 'Ring' by Daniel J. Wakin

The Metropolitan Opera's new "Ring" cycle has lost its Siegfried. Ben Heppner, one of the best Wagnerian tenors around, withdrew from performances of the last two installments of the cycle, …

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Black Tie by Richard Seff

A.R. Gurney has written over 40 plays and I’ll wager he’s had more use of perhaps 6 characters than any playwright in history. This prolific playwright is in the Alan Ayckbourn/Neil Simo…

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Side by Side by Susan Blackwell Hits Up High Tea with Emily Skinner by Broadway.com Staff

Susan Blackwell got all ladylike on us this month when she headed to the New York landmark Russian Tea Room with Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner. During the high class outing—which …

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MODERN FAMILY Gets Musical This Spring

According to TVGuide.com, ABC sitcom Modern Family will get the musical treatment this spring, when Cameron, played by Eric Stonestreet, tries to teach students about musical theatre. Ston…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater Review | 'Lysistrata': When the Puppets Called a Sex Strike by Rachel Saltz

In Theodora Skipitares’s production of “Lysistrata” at La MaMa, her puppets and masks provide distance between audience and play, a veil that offers both discretion and license.

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They Can Act, But Can They Bowl? Bobby Cannavale, Jesse L. Martin and More Roll One for Second Stage by Gemma Wilson

There’s no doubt that Broadway stars are immensely talented people, but their confidence dips when it comes to one thing: bowling. “I’m not a good bowler, I’ve never …

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The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells Likes to Booze It Up on V-Day by Broadway.com Staff

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Broadway.com reached out to some of the most romantic people we know—Broadway stars—to get the scoop on heart-melting gifts, swoon-worth…

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This Week on Broadway for February 8, 2011: Special — The Spider-Man Reviews Are In by James Marino

Podcast: Michael Riedel, Matthew Murray, Michael Portantiere and James Marino discuss the Spider-Man reviews and the how it will impact the show. Continue reading →

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Black Tie by Wendy Caster

Photo: James LeynseIn A.R. Gurney's stilted, unconvincing play Black Tie, middle-aged Curtis is thrilled at the prospect of wearing dinner clothes and giving a traditional speech at the r…

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How To Succeed... : Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue by H2sbway

How To Succeed... : Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue http://bit.ly/H2SYouTube Starring the multi award-winning international stage and film actor Daniel Radcliffe (Equus on Broadway, Harry P…

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Private Lives, War Horse highlights of Mirvish’s 2011-2012 season by Guy Dixon

Kim Cattrall says playing Coward’s divorcée in Toronto is ‘icing on the cake’

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Kim Cattrall, Robin Duke, Carrie Fisher, Robert Lepage et al. Set for Mirvish Productions' 2011-2012 Season

Kim Cattrall, best known for her work in the television and film versions of Sex and the City, will star as Amanda in a Toronto production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, to be presente…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone & More Join Neil Patrick Harris in New York Philharmonic's Company by Broadway.com Staff

TV personality Stephen Colbert, Tony winner Anika Noni Rose and Tony nominee Martha Plimpton will join Neil Patrick Harris in the New York Philharmonic's upcoming concert presentation of…

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON Begins Previews 2/9

Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland will star in the Broadway revival of Jason Miller's Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON, dir…

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‘Spider-Man’ Early Reviews Set Off a Storm by Patrick Healy

Reaction was strong to the unusual decision by major newspapers to review the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” on Tuesday, ahead of its often-postponed opening.

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Check Out Oscar Nominee Jacki Weaver's Grizzly Priscilla Background by Michael Mellini

When it's time for Jacki Weaver, the Oscar-nominated star of Animal Kingdom, to pick out a red carpet outfit for the February 27 awards ceremony, the Australian actress should have no tr…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Christie Brinkley in CHICAGO as Roxie!

As announced on the Friday, February 4 edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show, this spring, Christie Brinkley, one of the world's most successful supermodels, is set to make her highly anticipate…

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LaChanze, Cady Huffman, J. Robert Spencer, et al. Set for Love is in the Air Gala

Tony and Emmy Award winner LaChanze will host Love is in the Air, the White Plains Performing Arts Center's annual gala, to be held at the theater on Sunday, February 13 at 6pm. LaChan…

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John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast for Rapunzel - A Tangled Fairytale

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced casting for its production of Rapunzel - A Tangled Fairytale, to play weekend performances, February 12-March 27. Mark Adam Rampmeyer will direct, w…

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What Rent Song Makes Arcadia Star Raúl Esparza Swoon? by Broadway.com Staff

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Broadway.com reached out to some of the most romantic people we know—Broadway stars—to get the scoop on heart-melting gifts, swoon-worth…

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Theater Review: In London, Climate Change Comes to the Stage by Matt Wolf

“Greenland’' at the National Theatre in London offers worst-case scenarios for the planet, alongside the occasional fact and a heartening burst of pop culture.

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Stephen Colbert, Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jim Walton Set for New York Philharmonic's Company

Additional casting has been announced for the New York Philharmonic's concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, which as previously reported will star Ne…

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This week's arts diary by Charlotte Higgins

From gambling dancers to X-rated opera, here are this week's top storiesWhat's ahead at the State of the Arts conferenceThere will be plenty to discuss tomorrow at the State of the Arts conf…

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'Not Legitimate Reviewers' Says SPIDER-MAN's Cohl

SPIDER-MAN's lead producer, Michael Cohl spoke exclusively to Entertainment Weekly and told them that Any of the people who review the show and say that it has no redeeming value are just no…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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WONDERLAND Box Office Opens Feb 14 with Mad Hatter Ticket Offer

HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS MAD HATTER TICKET OFFER TO CELEBRATE THE BOX OFFICE OPENING OF WONDERLAND A New Alice.  A New Musical. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 AT 10AM ALICE THROUGH A WHOLE NEW LOO…

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Photo Flash: Teal Wicks as Broadway's Newest Elphaba in WICKED

Teal Wicks began performances in the role of Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED on February 1, 2011. Ms. Wicks is making her Broadway debut after playing the role of Elphaba in both t…

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WONDERLAND Box Office Opens With Mad Hatter Ticket Offer

Hold on to your hats The box office for Broadways WONDERLAND - A New Alice.

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Hand-Made Gifts Are the Way to The Addams Family's Bebe Neuwirth's Heart on Valentine's Day by Broadway.com Staff

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and Broadway.com reached out to some of the most romantic people we know—Broadway stars—to get the scoop on heart-melting gifts, swoon-worth…

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Strike! Stars Get Bowled Over in Support of Second Stage Theatre by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway may be dark on Mondays, but the neon lights were bright at Manhattan’s Lucky Strike Lanes on February 7, when stars of stage and screen came out to bowl for a good cause. At S…

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A First Look at Christie Brinkley as Chicago’s Roxie Hart (Photo) by Matt Blank

Supermodel Christie Brinkley will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the long-running revival of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre beginning April 4. Brinkley made her acting debut in …

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The enduring appeal of Michel Tremblay by J. Kelly Nestruck

New translations and revivals are giving a shot of Botox to plays written decades ago

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The Importance of Being Earnest takes WNBC's LX-NY Backstage Tonight

Santino Fontana and David Furr of The Importance of Being Earnest take WNBCs LX-NY behind the scenes tonight Tune in to WNBC channel 4 between 500pm and 600pm.

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Christie Brinkley as “Roxie Hart” by Adaumbelle

Here’s your first look at Christie Brinkley as “Chicago’s” new “Roxie Hart” both before and after! Christie will be starring as “Roxie Hart” i…

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ArtsBeat: LuPone and Colbert at Philharmonic by Dave Itzkoff

Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose and Jim Walton will also join Neil Patrick Harris in the Philharmonic's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical about a bachelor, his lovers and his good …

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Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Anika Noni Rose & Martha Plimpton Join Neil Patrick Harris in COMPANY

Joining Neil Patrick Harris in Company for the New York Philharmonic April 7-9 will be Patti LuPone as Joanne, Anika Noni Rose as Marta, Martha Plimpton as Sarah, Jim Walton as Larry and com…

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Cynthia Nixon & Fiance Christine Marinoni Welcome Son to the Family

According to People.com, stage and screen star Cynthia Nixon and her fiance Christine Marinoni have welcomed a son to the family. Marinoni delivered Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, on Februar…

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Patti LuPone Gets Superstar Treatment at the Drama League's Benefit Bash by Bruce Glikas

Broadway’s best showed some serious love to two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone at the Drama League’s annual winter benefit on February 7. Our Patti was the honoree at a supe…

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'Black Tie' is a knot of phoniness

Playwright A.R. Gurney is known for being a devoted and prolific chronicler of WASP culture, which he captures with warmth and perception. He's at his best when he gets reflective and dives …

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In Good 'Company': Patti LuPone and Stephen Colbert Join Philharmonic Production by Dave Itzkoff

Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose and Jim Walton will also join Neil Patrick Harris in the Philharmonic's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical about a bachelor, his lovers and his good …

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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ANYTHING GOES Box Office Opening Feb 14th with $10 Tickets

“DE-LOVELY” BOX OFFICE OPENING For New Broadway Production Starring Sutton Foster And Joel Grey  ANYTHING GOES  Six Hundred $10 tickets available for ANYTHING GOES at box offi…

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON Begins Previews Tomorrow

Preview performances begin tomorrow at 8pm for THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON starring Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland.

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Julia Roberts to Play Evil Queen in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White Film

Academy Award winner and Broadway veteran Julia Roberts will play the Evil Queen in the upcoming film, The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, according to a report in EW.com. The project features …

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It’s a Boy! Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni Welcome Their First Child by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon and her partner of seven years, Christine Marinoni, welcomed baby boy Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni to the world on February 7, according to People.com. Edu…

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Critics' Picks Video: 'Tootsie' by Mekado Murphy

A. O. Scott looks back at Sydney Pollack's 1982 comedy "Tootsie," about an actor who dresses as a woman to land an audition.

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing Prince's 'Kiss' With Matthew Morrison During Glee Return by Broadway.com Staff

Gwyneth Paltrow will sing the Prince classic "Kiss" alongside Matthew Morrison as Mr. Schuester when the actress guest stars on Glee on March 8, according to TVLine.com. Paltrow wi…

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Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway to Air on PBS by Broadway.com Staff

Harry Connick Jr.’s Broadway concert, recorded  in July 2010 during its run at the Neil Simon Theatre, will air on PBS on March 2 as part of the Great Performances series. Harr…

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American Idol Vet Sanjaya Malakar to Join Freckleface Strawberry by Broadway.com Staff

American Idol season six finalist Sanjaya Malakar will make his New York stage debut in the off-Broadway family musical Freckleface Strawberry, beginning February 23. The show opened on Octo…

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ANYTHING GOES Offers 600 $10 Tix for Previews; Box Office Opens 2/14

Roundabout Theatre Company Artistic Director, Todd Haimes is pleased to announce the De-Lovely box office opening for Anything Goes on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre 124 West 43rd …

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'The Big Meal' at ATC: Message of the must-see 'Big Meal' is every place at the table matters by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Big Meal" ★★★★ Through March 6 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St.; Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes; Tickets: $30 at 773-409-4125 and www.atcweb.org …

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"The Addams Family" Booked for the Bushnell

"The Addams Family," the Broadway musical based on the drawings of New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams, will play the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts next year. The touring producti…

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Reviewers Rebel Against Broadway's 'Spider-Man'

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been plagued with plot and staging issues, and producers have postponed its official opening several times, thus holding reviewers at bay. The latest delay …

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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La Cage aux Folles Ready for New Glitter

Almost 30 years after writing the book for La Cage aux Folles, Harvey Fierstein prepares to step into the role(s) of Albin/Zaza. He shares his vision for Zaza and her world, while director T…

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Photo Flash: Patinkin, Cabell Lead The Public's COMPULSION

The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson began previews Tuesday, February 1 for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, dir…

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David Auburn on Bringing The New York Idea Into the Modern Era by David Auburn

About the Author: Playwright David Auburn picked up a Best Play Tony and Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for Proof, his emotionally resonant examination of mathematics and mental illness, but in his…

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Anna Deavere Smith Talks Let Me Down Easy On "Newshour" by Thomas Peter

Anna Deavere Smith, who is currently performing Let Me Down Easy, her acclaimed play about the effects of the U.S. healthcare system, at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., recently sat down wi…

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Sanjaya Malakar Joins FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY 2/23

Sanjaya Malakar, who was introduced to America in 2006 as a Finalist on Season 6 of American Idol, will make his New York stage debut in the off-Broadway hit family musical FRECKLEFACE STRAW…

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Review for 'Bordello' at Chicago Dramatists by Chris Jones

Nina Metz has the Chicago Tribune review for "Bordello" at Chicago Dramatists, a world premiere by playwright Aline Lathrop that chronicles the lives of women employed at a Nevada brothel. R…

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Cynthia Nixon, Christine Marinoni Welcome Son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni

Cynthia Nixon and her fiancé Christine Marinoni have announced the birth of their son, according to a report on People.com. Marinoni gave birth to the boy, Max Ellington Nixon-Ma…

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American Idol's Sanjaya Malakar to Join Off-Broadway's Freckleface Strawberry Musical

American Idol veteran Sanjaya Malakar will join the cast of the Off-Broadway family musical, Freckleface Strawberry, performing at New World Stages, beginning with the February 23 performanc…

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A Letter to a Teacher Who Made a Difference by Todd Susman

You are so long dead; it’s hard to believe you’re alive in me and now in my plays. If you’d prefer to rest, I apologize. Todd Susman, ma’am: Class of ’65; you threw me out of “H…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Robert Sean Leonard to Join Jim Belushi and Nina Arianda in Broadway's Born Yesterday

Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard will star alongside the previously reported Jim Belushi and Nina Arianda in Garson Kanin's comedy Born Yesterday, to play Broadway's Cort Thea…

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STAGE TUBE: Original 'Darth Vader' James Earl Jones Meets 'Little Darth Vader' Max Page

Last night, Driving Miss Daisy star and original 'Darth Vader' James Earl Jones met six year-old Max Page, star of Volkswagen's Darth Vader-themed Super Bowl commercial. For Little Darth Vad…

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON Begins Previews Tomorrow, Feb 9

PREVIEWS BEGIN TOMORROW! Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric, and Kiefer Sutherland Star in THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON By JASON MILLER Directed by GREGORY MOSHER On Broadway at t…

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Barbra Streisand to Star in Film Remake of Gypsy

Barbra Streisand will play the role of Momma Rose in a film remake of the musical Gypsy, according to an interview she gave to The Los Angeles Times. Warner Brothers and Joel Silver will be …

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Second Glee Concert Tour Planned, Featuring Lea Michele, Darren Criss & More by Broadway.com Staff

The cast of Glee will hit the road again for a 16-date nationwide concert tour this summer. Glee favorites Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowit…

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Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway Airs On THIRTEEN 3/2

Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway, the Grammy Award-Winner's Return to Broadway Last Summer, to Air on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances Wednesday, March 2 at 930 p.m. ET on PBS

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André De Shields to Direct, Star in Reading of The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy

Two-time Tony Award nominee André De Shields will direct and star in a reading of The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy, to be presented by The Negro Ensemble Company at the June…

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5,000 Years of Culture in One Show; Shen Yun Performing Arts

  Classical Chinese music and dance are "divinely" presented in a visually striking concert set for tonight and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts by S…

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Festival Le Standard Idéal, MC93 Bobigny, Paris

Order is shattered mid-performance by corrosive memories in two shows which turns the tables on the audience

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES!

John Guare's THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES stars Ben Stiller, Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Directed by David Cromer, the production will open on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Walter Kerr …

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Super Bowl's Mini Darth Vader Meets James Earl Jones at Driving Miss Daisy by Broadway.com Staff

In a crowded field of Super Bowl commercials, six-year-old Max Page became an instant media darling for his memorable “performance” as Darth Vader in an ad for Volkswagen’s…

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Aya Cash & More Join Laurie Metcalf in Off-Broadway’s The Other Place by Broadway.com Staff

Complete casting has been announced for MCC Theater's upcoming world premiere production of Sharr White’s The Other Place, starring the previously announced Laurie Metcalf. Dennis …

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Monstrously provocative portraits by Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

Good painting can be a freak show, at least when you have artists pushing the limits of figure painting, as in “I am who I am. The Portrait Reconsidered,’’ a gaudy and dele…

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Landscape and Monologue – review by Lyn Gardner

Ustinov, BathMemory is a construct in this double bill of Pinter shorts, two plays that are like sharp shards of reflecting glass.In the 20-minute Monologue, a dapper, ageing man (the excell…

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Romeo and Juliet – review by Lyn Gardner

Octagon, BoltonIt is a brave director who offers an audience a modern-dress Romeo and Juliet on a nearly bare stage, but since he transformed Bolton into an essential theatre-going destinati…

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Barbra Streisand to Perform at Grammys; Talks Upcoming Gypsy Movie by Broadway.com Staff

Barbra Streisand will perform at the 2011 Grammy Awards, to be telecast live on February 13. The eight-time Grammy winner is nominated again this year in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album…

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Feature: Everything's Coming Up Patti!

Nick Adams, Laura Benanti, Chris Burke, Boyd Gaines, Montego Glover, Chad Kimball, Audra McDonald, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Sieber, Emily Skinner and a host of stars come out to salute …

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Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, et al. Set for 16-City Glee Live! In Concert Tour

Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Chord Overstreet, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., and Jenna Ushkow…

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BROADWAY BACKWARDS Raises $281,243 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 RAISES RECORD-BREAKING $281,243 TO BENEFIT BC/EFA & THE CENTER BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6, the one-night-only event held Monday at the Longacre Theatre, raised a record-b…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Accolade, Finborough Theatre, London SW10

The revival of Emlyn Williams' 1950s drama is impressive and revelatory, dealing with issues regarding the seamier side of life without moralising and in a direct manner that is breathtaking…

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WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - On the Verge by Lincolncentertheater

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - On the Verge Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Justin Guarini and Nikka Graff Lanzarone in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of…

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GOOD PEOPLE Begins Performances Today

The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere production of GOOD PEOPLE, a new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan begins pe…

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WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - Taxi Driver by Lincolncentertheater

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN - Taxi Driver Danny Burstein and Sherie Rene Scott in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAK…

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"Microphone" from WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN by Lincolncentertheater

"Microphone" from WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Brian Stokes Mitchell, Justin Guarini and Company perform "Microphone" from Lincoln Center Theater's prod…

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"Model Behavior" from WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN by Lincolncentertheater

"Model Behavior" from WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Laura Benanti performs "Model Behavior" from Lincoln Center Theater's production of WOMEN ON THE VERG…

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"Invisible" from WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN by Lincolncentertheater

"Invisible" from WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Patti LuPone and Company perform "Invisible" from Lincoln Center Theater's production of WOMEN ON THE VERG…

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2011-12 Mirvish Season Set - Pre-Broadway Kim Cattrall in PRIVATE LIVES, Pre-London CHESS, HAIR, POPPINS & More

David Mirvish is delighted to announce the 2011-12 Mirvish Subscription Theatre Season. The subscription season consists of seven shows that will be performed in four different downtown Toro…

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"Lovesick" from WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN by Lincolncentertheater

"Lovesick" from WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Sherie Rene Scott and Company perform "Lovesick" from Lincoln Center Theater's production of WOMEN ON THE V…

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Church of Latter-day Saints Releases Statement on The Book of Mormon by Broadway.com Staff

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released an official statement regarding The Book of Mormon, the new musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenu…

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WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Video Montage by Lincolncentertheater

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Video Montage A montage of scenes from Lincoln Center Theater's production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, a new musical based on…

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Exclusive Photo and Video! How to Succeed's Tammy Blanchard on Sexy Hedy La Rue by Broadway.com Staff

All this week, Broadway.com is bringing you an exclusive look at the featured players in the new Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Harry Potter i…

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Photo Coverage: Broadway Backwards Raises $281,243 for BC/EFA

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6, the one-night-only event held Monday at the Longacre Theatre, raised a record-breaking 281,243 to benefit Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexua…

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Robert Sean Leonard of 'House' returns to Broadway

The Broadway production of "Born Yesterday" is getting a house call -- from Robert Sean Leonard.

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Tony Winner Robert Sean Leonard to Join Jim Belushi in Broadway’s Born Yesterday by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard will join previously announced stars Jim Belushi and Nina Arianda in the upcoming Broadway revival of Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday, according to Th…

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ArtsBeat: Producers Hope Packers' Championship Glow Shines on 'Lombardi' by Patrick Healy

"Lombardi" hopes to use Packers Super Bowl victory to sell tickets for show

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PHOTO FLASH: James Earl Jones Meets Super Bowl Commercial Star Max Page

On Monday, February 7, Tony Award winner James Earl Jones met Max Page, star of Volkswagen's Darth Vader-themed Super Bowl commercial, at the Golden Theater, where Jones is currently st…

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The Votes Are In! Glee Fans Excited for Darren Criss & Chris Colfer's Storyline by Broadway.com Staff

With Glee returning from hiatus with a special post Super Bowl episode, Broadway,com asked fans which continuing storyline they're most excited to watch unfold. The results are in, and f…

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Robert Sean Leonard Announced to Appear in Broadway's Upcoming BORN YESTERDAY

TONY AWARD WINNER ROBERT SEAN LEONARD TO STAR IN UPCOMING BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF BORN YESTERDAY A COMEDY BY GARSON KANIN DIRECTED BY DOUG HUGHES   JOINS JIM BELUSHI AND NINA ARIAN…

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F. Murray Abraham, Lucas Hall, Kate MacCluggage, Tom Nelis et al. Set for TFANA Tour of Merchant of Venice

Complete casting has been announced for the Theatre for a New Audience's tour of its widely acclaimed 2007 production of The Merchant of Venice, which will play a New York engagement at…

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MCC Theatre Announces Cast for Premiere of THE OTHER PLACE

MCC THEATER’S 25th ANNIVERSARY SEASON CONTINUES DENNIS BOUTSIKARIS, AYA CASH AND JOHN SCHIAPPA JOIN LAURIE METCALF IN WORLD PREMIERE OF SHARR WHITE’S “ T H E   O T H E R…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Church of Latter-day Saints Comments on THE BOOK OF MORMON Musical

In response to news media requests, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding the upcoming Broadway musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON.The product…

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MTC's GOOD PEOPLE Begins Performances Today, Feb 8

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF GOOD PEOPLE BEGINS PERFORMANCES TODAY   NEW PLAY BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER DANI…

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Elton John, Bette Midler, John Legend, et. al to Present at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 3/14

Earlier this morning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced a list of esteemed presenters for their 2011 inductees. Among those presenting are Paul Simon, Elton John, John Legend, Bette M…

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Robert Sean Leonard to Join Jim Belushi, Nina Arianda in Broadway's Born Yesterday

Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard will star alongside the previously reported Jim Belushi and Nina Arianda in Garson Kanin's comedy Born Yesterday, to play Broadway's Cort Thea…

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PHOTO FLASH: Clay Aiken, Dan Butler, Debra Monk, Bobby Steggert, Lillias White, et al. at Broadway Backwards

Clay Aiken, Hinton Battle, Dan Butler, Robin De Jesus, Jose Llana, Debra Monk, Brian Charles Rooney, Bobby Steggert, Lillias White, Kirsten Wyatt, and Tony Yazbeck were among the performers …

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Don't Stop Believin' (or Tourin'): 'Glee' Cast Hitting the Road Again by Dave Itzkoff

A 16-city "Glee Live! in Concert" series will begin on May 21 and conclude on June 18, and feature 13 cast members including Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Chord Over…

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Dennis Boutsikaris, Aya Cash, Laurie Metcalf, John Schiappa Set for MCC's The Other Place

Dennis Boutsikaris, Aya Cash, Laurie Metcalf, and John Schiappa will star in Sharr White's The Other Place, to be presented by MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, March 11-April …

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Tony Winner Sara Ramirez Shows Some Skin on the Cover of Latina Magazine by Broadway.com Staff

Grey’s Anatomy star and Tony-winning Broadway vet Sara Ramirez has given Latina a rare interview in support of her appearance on the magazine’s March 2011 cover. As Latina descri…

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Final casting for Town Halls Broadway By The Year 1921

THE TOWN HALL PRESENTS THE 11TH SEASON OF BROADWAY BY THE YEAR®    ERIN DAVIE, STEPHEN MO HANAN, KEVIN EARLEY, AND LIZ LARK-BROWN JOIN THE CAST OF THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 192…

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Owl Moon by Hunter Styles

Most artistic directors aren’t running around onstage with an owl puppet minutes after giving the opening curtain speech. But that’s Marcus Kyd for you, an actor-manager whose ef…

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Producers Hope Packers' Championship Glow Shines on 'Lombardi' by Patrick Healy

"Lombardi" hopes to use Packers Super Bowl victory to sell tickets for show

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'UNCOOL!' Says SPIDER-MAN Rep!

Spider-Man spokesperson Rick Miramontez gave an exclusive statement to Entertainment Weekly about his reaction to the show's reviews. What'd he say The PILE-ON by the critics was ridiculous …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:33AM

Robert Sean Leonard Joins Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda in Broadway's BORN YESTERDAY

Producers Philip Morgaman, Anne CarusoVincent Caruso, Frankie J. Grande, and James P. MacGilvray have announced that Robert Sean Leonard will star opposite Jim Belushi and Nina Arianda in th…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:30AM

Davey, Hanan And More Lead BROADWAY BY THE YEAR- 1921

Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker is pleased to announce that Erin Davie A Little Night Music, Stephen Mo Hanan Cats Kevin Earley Thoroughly Modern Millie and Liz Lark-Brown 2…

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Erin Davie, Jeffry Denman, Bobby Steggert, et al. Set for Broadway Musicals of 1921

Final casting has been announced for Broadway by the Year's The Broadway Musicals of 1921, to be held on Monday, February 14 at 8pm at Town Hall. The series is created, written and host…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:23AM

The Big Meal

Legit Reviews: "It'll be over before you know it," suggested P.J. Papparelli, artistic director of American Theater Company, in his pre-curtain speech for the premiere of Dan LeFranc's cleve…

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A Chorus Line Tour Cast Reminds Us, "It Gets Better" (Video) by Thomas Peter

The cast of the national tour of A Chorus Line have added their voices to the “It Gets Better” project with a special video in which they share their experiences in a “line…

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Goya … A Life in Song by Brad Hathaway

Of all the rare recordings that the wonderful people at Masterworks Broadway have recently made available, none has drawn me back to listen to again as many times as this concept album of a …

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Q&A with Lea Michele, Featured in Paperback Edition of "Theater Geek" by Thomas Peter

“Theater Geek,” Mickey Rapkin’s inside look at the popular theatre camp Stagedoor Manor, will be released in paperback Feb. 15. The paperback edition will feature 10 Q&…

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PHOTO FLASH: Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady Film

Meryl Streep is playing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the new movie The Iron Lady. Phyllida Lloyd is directing the project, which has a screenplay by Abi Morgan and is current…

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Barbra Streisand to Perform at the Grammys by Ben Sisario

Ms. Streisand, a nominee for her album "Love Is the Answer," will be introduced before her performance by her "A Star Is Born" co-star Kris Kristofferson.

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It's everyone's favorite game - "Will It Recoup?" Win a Kindle! by Ken Davenport

Welcome to the third annual Fantasy Broadway game . . . Will It Recoup?!? The only Virtual Broadway Investment game in town! For those long-time readers, you know the drill. For new readers,…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Contestants Announced For THE BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT

March comes in like a lion for the 5th Smash Year of The Broadway Beauty Pageant This not-to-be-miss event will be on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 800 PM, benefiting The Ali Forney Center, N…

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Barbra Streisand Confirms She's Playing GYPSY!

Barbra Streisand has confirmed to the LA Times that she will indeed star in a new film version of GYPSY. The news leaked a little early, because the deal wasn't finished, Streisand said. I a…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:57AM

Interview with Toby Sedgwick by Lincolncentertheater

Interview with Toby Sedgwick Toby Sedgwick, the Director of Movement and Horse Sequences, talks about his work with WAR HORSE in London, and whether there will be changes for the production…

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Drip-fed up: why don't theatres get Twitter? | Daniel Bye

Instead of tweeting corporate press releases, shouldn't theatre-makers rise to the challenge of a new media and explore its creative possibilities?In recent weeks, those of you on Twitter wi…

Linked From The Guardian at 10:43AM

Prince Charles's visit to Brussels comes straight out of royal farce

Prince of Wales talks green matters to MEPs while, by coincidence, theatre royal talks to his plantsThe Prince of Wales rarely visits Brussels, but at lunchtime he was at the European parlia…

Linked From The Guardian at 10:39AM

Robert Sean Leonard Joining 'Born Yesterday' on Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Leonard, a star of the Fox medical drama "House," will play Paul Verrall, the journalist tasked with educating Billie Dawn, the showgirl and galpal of the crooked mogul Harry Brock.

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ArtsBeat: Robert Sean Leonard Joining 'Born Yesterday' on Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Leonard, a star of the Fox medical drama "House," will play Paul Verrall, the journalist tasked with educating Billie Dawn, the showgirl and galpal of the crooked mogul Harry Brock.

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Tues., 2/8 KNOB Special Event: Kids Go FREE at Madame Tussauds! by Broadwayleaguevideos

Tues., 2/8 KNOB Special Event: Kids Go FREE at Madame Tussauds! On Kids' Night on Broadway, young people age 6-18 see a participating Broadway show for FREE when accompanied by a full-p…

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Photo Coverage: Drama League Honors Patti LuPone at 27th Annual All-Star Gala

Each year, The Drama League's one-night-only gala concert boasts an incredible roster of Broadway's biggest and brightest stars, performing favorite songs from Broadway seasons past and pres…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:23AM

Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbra Streisand, Usher, et al. to Perform on Grammy Awards Broadcast

Barbra Streisand has joined the lineup of artists who will be performing at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, according to an Associated Press report. The ceremony will be held on February 13 …

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:15AM

PHOTO FLASH: Alec Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Bobby Cannavale, Jesse L. Martin, Karen Ziemba, et al. at Second Stage's All-Star Bowling Classic

Second Stage Theatre celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, on Monday, February 7. Participants included Dylan Baker, Alec Baldwin, Stephanie J. …

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:04AM

Elton John, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, et al. to Be Presenters at March 14 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The lineup of presenters for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony have been announced, according to an Associated Press report. The event will, as previously announced, be he…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:04AM

Harry Groener, Ora Jones Set for Chicago Shakespeare's The Madness of George III

Three-time Tony Award nominee Harry Groener will play the title role in Alan Bennett's The Madness of George III, to run April 13 - June 12 at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Penny Metrop…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:02AM

Brad Garrett to Be Honored at National Hospice Foundation Gala, Serve as Emcee

Emmy Award winner Brad Garrett will emcee the National Hospice Foundation's seventh annual gala, to be held at the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, MD on Friday, April 8 begi…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:01AM

Tabatha Coffey to Return to My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Tabatha Coffey will return to the Off-Broadway production of Anthony Wilkinson's My Big Gay Italian Wedding, playing at St. Luke's Theatre, for one weekend only, February 24-26. T…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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GRACE NOTES - Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 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 sgrace1122@gmail.com.***…

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Barbra Streisand to Perform on Grammy Awards Broadcast

Barbra Streisand has joined the lineup of artists who will be performing at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, according to an Associated Press report. The ceremony will be held on February 13 …

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:54AM

RIALTO CHATTER: Justin Guarini to Become an AMERICAN IDIOT in March

Former American Idol runner up and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown alum Justin Guarini revealed at the Drama League Gala last night that he will be joining the cast of American Idi…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:49AM

BWW TV: Drama League Honors Patti LuPone Red Carpet

Each year, The Drama League's one-night-only gala concert boasts an incredible roster of Broadway's biggest and brightest stars, performing favorite songs from Broadway seasons past and pres…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:48AM

PHOTO FLASH: Christine Andreas, Douglas Hodge, Jane Krakowski, Terry Lavell at Birdland

Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge performed in concert at Birdland on Monday, February 7. The evening included songs from Hodge's two albums, Nightbus and Cowley Road Songs, as well as …

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:44AM

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Wizard of Oz Stage Management

Wizard of Oz Resident Director Kate introduces us to some of the show's hard-working Stage Management team - ASM's Sam and James and DSM Kirsty - as we find out how they help keep the show t…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:42AM

John Benjamin Hickey to Guest Star on CBS' The Good Wife

John Benjamin Hickey will guest star on CBS' The Good Wife according to a report on TVGuide.com. He is scheduled to play the CEO of a social networking site. Hickey currently plays Se…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:42AM

de'Adre Aziza, Nancy Johnston, Bryce Pinkham, et al. Set for At This Performance

Musicals Tonight! will present the latest editions of At This Performance on Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14 at 8pm at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. The series, which is hosted b…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:42AM

TRUE WEST • HotCity Theatre by Andrea

Why is it that so much interesting stuff always seems to happen in the kitchen?  This is where the sibling rivalry of HotCity's first offering of their 2011 season, Sam Shepard's TRUE W…

Linked From St. Louis Theatre Snob at 09:40AM

The Truth podcast: Moon Graffiti by Francesca Panetta

"That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind." We all know the quote, the triumphant story. It seems written in stone. But Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong came within inches o…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:37AM

The Truth is out there: a new theatre podcast series has landed by Francesca Panetta

Listen to the first of three radio dramas by US producer Jonathan Mitchell that blur the boundaries between reality and fictionToday we're launching a new series of radio dramas called The T…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:37AM

An Almost Holy Picture by Debbie Jackson

An Almost Holy Picture by Heather McDonald is a spiritual quest by a man seeking solace and meaning when he’s beset with tragedy and misfortune.  The Rep Stage production is a quiet, refl…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 09:33AM

Next SPIDER-MAN Question: Will the Critics Return March 15?

Last night's reviews of SPIDER-MAN turned out to be the most negative in recent memory. BroadwayWorld.com has a complete round-up of all of the reviews here, as well as our own critic, Micha…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:28AM

Works by John Logan, David Mamet, Regina Taylor, et al. Set for Goodman Theatre's 2011-2012 Season

Goodman Theatre has announced five of the eight plays that will comprise the company's 2011-2012 season. The year will begin with the John Logan's Tony Award-winning play Red. Ro…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:21AM

The Acting Company's "Romeo and Juliet" Tour Comes to Connecticut

The Acting Company in association with The Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis will bring their tour of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Art…

Linked From Hartford Courant at 09:20AM

STAGE TUBE: BILLY GREEN-SERIES FINALE- Episode 11: The Conclusion

BILLY GREEN-SERIES FINALE. Episode 11. The Conclusion Viewer Discretion Advised.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:18AM

Bittersweet, Justin Bond, Ute Lemper, The Wild Duck, et al. Part of Bard SummerScape Season

The lineup of offerings that will comprise Bard SummerScape 2011 has been announced. The schedule will include Noel Coward's operetta Bitter Sweet (August 4-14), which will be directed…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:06AM

Works by Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa, Georgia Stitt, et al. Featured in Song Cycle Mr. President, Receiving NPR Broadcast in February

Selections from the 16-piece song cycle Mr. President will be broadcast on NPR in February in celebration of Presidents month. The song cycle is scheduled to be released on CD later this ye…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:04AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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James Black, Antonia Charity, Bud Cort, Katrina Lenk, et al. Set for Tania Wisbar's The Birthday Present 2050

Argyle Road Productions has announced complete casting for Tania Wisbar's The Birthday Present 2050, to run March 11 - April 17 at The Skylight Theatre. Jonathan Sanger will direct the…

Linked From TheaterMania at 08:54AM

Matt Anctil, Mikey Cusamano, Ray Lee, et al. to Compete in 5th Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant

The contestants for the the 5th annual Broadway Beauty Pageant!, to be held on Monday, March 21 at 8pm at Symphony Space, have been announced. Christopher Denny will serve as musical directo…

Linked From TheaterMania at 08:51AM

ArtsBeat: 'Spider-Man' Turns Off the Critics by Patrick Healy

Most of the nation's leading theater critics published their long-anticipated reviews of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and the judgments - while somewhat varied in tone and foc…

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Willard Morgan to Star in Sain Hollywood at Ideal Glass in May

Willard Morgan will star in the multimedia performance musical Saint Hollywood, which will begin an open-ended run at Ideal Glass on May 5. Jenny Lee Mitchell will direct the production, wh…

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Willard Morgan to Star in Saint Hollywood at Ideal Glass in May

Willard Morgan will star in the multimedia performance musical Saint Hollywood, which will begin an open-ended run at Ideal Glass on May 5. Jenny Lee Mitchell will direct the production, wh…

Linked From TheaterMania at 08:39AM

'Spider-Man' Turns Off the Critics by Patrick Healy

Most of the nation's leading theater critics published their long-anticipated reviews of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and the judgments - while somewhat varied in tone and foc…

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 08:32AM

Marc Kudisch's The Lower Depths: In Defense of the Baritone Voice Concert Canceled Again

Three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch's one-man show, entitled The Lower Depths: In Defense of the Baritone Voice, has been canceled a second time, and will not perform on Monday, Februa…

Linked From TheaterMania at 08:01AM

Black Tie

Wryly witty and warmly embracing of its characters' eccentricities and foibles, A.R. Gurney's generation-gap tale is a charmer—funny, observant, and altogether winning.

Linked From Backstage at 08:00AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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0224: Troy Boy by MusicalTalk

Thos talks to the wonderful Kit Hesketh-Harvey about Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Jacques Offenbach and his new hilarious and sensual English version of the Helen of Troy story, La Belle H…

Linked From musicaltalk.co.uk at 07:56AM

RED, RACE, et al. Set for Goodman Theatre's 2011 Season

It's a red hot line-up Artistic Director Robert Falls announces five of eight play selections in Goodman Theatre's upcoming 20112012 subscription season-beginning with his production of the …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:53AM

BroadwayWorld's nonReview of Spider-Man

Why you won't see a review of Spider-Man from BroadwayWorld today.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:52AM

American Sexy by Stagegrade

Are critics seduced by "American Sexy"?

Linked From StageGrade at 07:43AM

I Left My Heart – a Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett by Carol Chastang

“I don’t follow the latest fashion,” Tony Bennett said of his artistic instincts in a 2010 interview with the Winston-Salem Journal.  “I never sing a song that’s badly written. Co…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 07:36AM

Steven Reineke to Become the National Symphony Orchestra's Principal Pops Conductor

New York Pops musical director Steven Reineke will become the new Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in September 2011. In his new role, he will oversee the NSO&ap…

Linked From TheaterMania at 07:26AM

BWW's On This Day - February 8, 2011

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

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:00AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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André De Shields to Direct and Star in Reading of The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy

Two-time Tony Award nominee André De Shields will direct and star in a reading of The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy, to be presented by The Negro Ensemble Company at the June…

Linked From TheaterMania at 06:29AM

Megan Reinking by Adaumbelle

Megan Reinking is another of Broadway’s rising performers who will be entertaining us for years to come! Along with the rest of the “The Tribe,” Megan shined brightly in &#…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Alex Davis Set for Man of the Year Performances at The Knitting Factory

Alex Davis will offer two performances of Alex Davis: Man of the Year at the Knitting Factory on Saturday, February 19 at 8pm and Sunday, February 20 at 2pm. Thomas Caruso will direct the p…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:18AM

'Do the Hustle' at Writers' Theatre: The con game gets personal in Neveu's 'Hustle' by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Do the Hustle" ★★½ Through March 20 at Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe; Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes; Tickets: $46-$65 at 847-242-6000 or www.writersthea…

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'Spider-Man' on Broadway: No superpowers needed to sniff out this stinker

'Spider-Man' on Broadway: No superpowers needed to sniff out this stinker

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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RAIN Re-opens on Broadway Today, Feb 8th

Due to overwhelming demand, RAIN A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway, re-opens at the Brooks Atkinson theatre for an extended run on Broadway after a rocking 13 week engagement at the Neil …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 04:45AM

Etiquette Unraveled

In Lake Simons' solo clown piece "Etiquette Unraveled," the artist conjures a plethora of wistful scenarios using only a few props.

Linked From Backstage at 04:33AM

David Kennedy to Replace John Rando as Director for Westport Country Playhouse's Beyond Therapy

David Kennedy has replaced the previously reported John Rando as the director for Westport Country Playhouse's season opener, Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang. Rando has withdrawn …

Linked From TheaterMania at 04:13AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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THEATER: Apple Cove by Aaron Riccio

"Oh, we'd be so adult here," says Alan (Erin Gann), giddily ogling the newest lot in his father-in-law's precious gated community. How better to prove one's manhood, after all, than by playi…

Linked From That Sounds Cool at 03:43AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Aisha de Haas, Alyse Alan Louis, Grace McLean, et al. Set for CAP21's The Daughters

CAP21 Theatre Company has announced casting for Shaina Taub's folk-funk opera The Daughters, to run March 2-20 in the company's Black Box Theatre. Sam Pinkleton will direct the pro…

Linked From TheaterMania at 02:44AM

Spencer Aste, Jessica Levesque, Paul Nugent et al. Set for Arrah-na-Pogue

Spencer Aste, Ben Bergin, Jonathan Blakely, Christine Bullen, Griffin DuBois, Michelle Kafel, Laura King, Jessica Levesque, Sawyer Mastrandrea, Jenny McGuinness, Ted McGuinness, Nicola Murph…

Linked From TheaterMania at 02:33AM

Reviews of 'Spider-Man' musical draw backers' ire by Mark Kennedy

The reviews are in for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" -- and that could be a bit of a problem.

Linked From Boston Globe at 02:10AM

A MILLION MILES AWAY by Robert L. Daniels

CSC puts together a stunning period piece that will pull you in.

Linked From Theater News Online at 02:00AM

SpiderFreude by Travis Bedard

Once upon a time in a blog post not so terribly far away I mentioned that you should be careful not to post the same platitudes on Twitter every one is posting every day because I was seeing…

Linked From Cambiare Productions at 02:00AM

Steffanie Leigh Joins MARY POPPINS Tour as 'Mary,' 2/8

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce that Steffanie Leigh will star as Mary Poppins in the North American tour of MARY …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:00AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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'Spider-Man' on Broadway: No superpowers needed to sniff out this stinker

'Spider-Man' on Broadway: No superpowers needed to sniff out this stinker

Linked From Washington Post at 01:39AM

Charting the Original Cast Albums by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia – Fifty years ago, Camelot was in the middle of its six-week reign as The #1 Record Album in the land. Not The #1 Musical Theater Record Album in the land. The #1 Reco…

Linked From Masterworks Broadway at 01:23AM

NY Review: 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'

There are spectacular stunts and imaginative stage pictures in Julie Taymor's gargantuan comic book of a show, but overall this is an incomprehensible web with a thin plot and a generic scor…

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Simon Cowell confirms he will be a judge on X Factor

Simon Cowell won't speculate on who will be behind the judges' table on the American version of The X Factor, but he confirms there will be one familiar face on the panel himself.

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Charlie Sheen returning to work in two weeks

Troubled actor Charlie Sheen will be returning to work in two weeks time, his attorney, Yale Galanter confirmed.

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Prince pulls Kim Kardashian on stage then kicks her off

Reality star Kim Kardashian joined Prince on stage at his Madison Square Garden concert on in New York City.“I’m shaking!!!!” she tweeted.

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Keith Olbermann headed to Current TV

The former host of MSNBC's "Countdown" is planning to announce his next move at a press conference.

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Conrad Murray trial to be televised

Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial in the death of Michael Jackson will be televised.

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Cobie Smulders in final negotiations for Avengers role

The "How I Met Your Mother" actress will play an agent of SHIELD in the Marvel Studios superhero ensemble movie from Joss Whedon.

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Mel Gibson's The Beaver released date pushed back

Summit Entertainment is pushing back the release of The Beaver. The drama, directed by Jodie Foster, was to open in limited run March 23.

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Julianne Moore: My therapist told me to marry my kids' dad

Actress Julianne Moore admits that if it weren't for the advice of her therapist, she may never have married director Bart Freundlich.

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Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark is a tangled web

The B'way musical has a snowballing budget, broken bones, a concussion, multiple delays, rewrites . . . and what do we get? An inconsistent, maddening show that’s equal parts exciting and …

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Anne Rice: Catholic Church is dishonorable -dishonest - an immoral church

Novelist Anne Rice was interviewed by her homosexual son, Christopher, and spoke at length about the Catholic Church. "They're very eager to blame the liberals, but the liberals have had no…

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Academy Award Nominees' Luncheon: 151 attendees

On Monday, 151 Academy Award nominees turned out for the annual luncheon for Oscar contenders at the Beverly Hilton. It was the largest nominee luncheon ever.

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Joan Rivers criticizes Christina Aguilera over mangling Star Spangled Banner

The singer has pipes of steel but her memory failed her on Super Bowl Sunday when she flubbed her lines to The Star Spangled Banner. She claim "I lost my place but Joan Rivers isn't buying i…

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Bisexual model Tabitha Taylor was Joan Rivers body double for Go Daddy ad

Joan Rivers insists it is her leather hot pants clad body in the racy Go Daddy ad screened during Super Bowl Sunday. She was joking as it emerged Tabitha Taylor, who lists herself as intere…

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Oscar winning songwriter Joseph Brooks is a hooker happy sicko: madam

Joseph Brooks, 72, the accused casting couch serial rapist who won an Academy Award for composing You Light Up My Life, was an avid but deeply troublesome customer of a Manhattan escort serv…

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Super Bowl XLV breaks recrod with 111 million people

Super Bowl XLV averaged 111 million viewers to become the most watched program ever, breaking the previous record (last year’s Super Bowl) of 106.5 million. Academy Awards 2010 drew an ave…

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Meryl Streep transformed to look like Margaret Thatcher (pix)

Pathé UK released the first shot of Meryl Streep as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from the film The Iron Lady which is filming in London. It’s the first feature from director P…

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Gorgeous dumb Spider-Man remains inert after 65 previews

Bono and The Edge, mostly out touring with U2, dropped in from time to time without changing the songs, which remain loud, dull and unmemorable. Julie Taymor nor her co-writer, Glen Berger, …

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Simon Cowell: I don't watch the new American Idol

"I haven’t seen a full episode,” said the former Idol judge. “I’ve seen three minutes of a recap. From what I’ve seen and from what I’ve heard, it all seems to be going well."

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Halle Berry: I feel like my daughter's black

Halle says in an upcoming interview with EBONY magazine, "I feel she's (Nahla) Black. I'm Black and I'm her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory." The one drop rule was used during s…

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Christina Aguilera nailed Star Spangled Banner in rehearsal (video)

Christina Aguilera sang an UNBELIEVABLE rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner during Super Bowl rehearsals - one of the best ever - and she was so confident in her performance, she didn't ev…

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Lindsay Lohan in talks for a role in Superman reboot

Lindsay's people have ad multiple phone conversations within the last few weeks with the people behind the new Superman reboot. Supposedly Lindsay is up for a role in the flick (not Lois Lan…

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Fergie and other celebrities defend Christina Aguilera

Everyone i talking about the gaff at the Super Bowl. "I completely understand. She's one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from [her]. But you get nervous at these t…

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Katy Perry: I’m a sexy girl - so what? I never claimed I was a nun

“I was shaped like a square at one time. I was! I’m generally around 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145. And …

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Film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis denounces Scientology in The New Yorker

Haggis wrote the screenplay for Million Dollar Baby, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2004 and he wrote and directed Crash, which won Best Picture in 2005. For 37 years he loyally adh…

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Kevin Costner: westerns filmmakers just got lazier and lazier

"mostly they're (westerns) not done well. It was a very complicated time, and filmmakers tend to simplify them with the black hat, white hat. When they were enjoying their largest acceptance…

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It's still a man's world in Hollywood - just ask director Catherine Hardwicke

She directed 2008's Twilight, the first in the hugely successful vampire franchise, but Hardwicke was prevented from even pitching to direct The Fighter. "I couldn't get an interview even th…

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Hardcore gangster rap from Tom Hanks son Chester (vide)

Chester Hanks is enrolled at Northwestern and known as Chet Haze by his homies. He raps about guns and money among other things in his 2010 Freestyle. Here's the beginning: I'll stab with …

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Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is so grievously broken in every respect that it is beyond repair

Directed by Julie Taymor, who wrote the show’s book with Glen Berger, and featuring songs by U2’s Bono and the Edge, Spider-Man is not only the most expensive musical ever to hit Broadwa…

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Super Bowl commercials of 2011 (video)

In case you missed them, here they are. The Bud Light commercial, the Dorito commercial, Audi commercial with Kenny G, Snickers, Chevrolet, etc.

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Liza Taylor goes to a Beverly Hills hosopital for a check up

The heavy earrings, necklaces, dyed black hair and red lipstick recalled her glamorous past. Sunglasses covered her sunken eyes and the 78 year old Oscar winning actress was breathing with t…

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Robert Redford: I am not about to retire

"The AARP is about retiring, but I’m not about to retire. There is just too much work to do.” He talked about his “Morphing from a painter to an actor - along the way I had a broader …

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FOR COLORED GIRLS Gets 2/8 DVD Release

Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls, which stars Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray, will be relea…

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DeCordova winter fete by Globe Staff

The DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum threw a big party over the weekend to celebrate the opening of its winter exhibitions. More than 750 guests mingled in five exhibits, including “ …

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