Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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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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'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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Black Tie – a new comedy by A. R. Gurney

If there is anyone who can bring the WASP sensibility roaring into the 21st Century and questioning its perhaps dated values and making us laugh at both sides of the coin it is Mr. Gurney.

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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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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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Review: Black Tie

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

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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Etiquette Unraveled

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

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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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"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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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…

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American Sexy by Stagegrade

Are critics seduced by "American Sexy"?

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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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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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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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'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 …

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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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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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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. …

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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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…

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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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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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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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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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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…

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Hub may again play part in Irish theater’s survival by Kevin Cullen, Globe Staff

Fiach Mac Conghail is walking in the footsteps of William Butler Yeats, and, as with all things Irish, those steps eventually lead to Boston.

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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…

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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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'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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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…

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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 …

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BroadwayWorld's nonReview of Spider-Man

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

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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…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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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

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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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'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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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.

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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 …

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In tune with a family’s struggles by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

NEW HAVEN — Anyone who saw the Yale Repertory Theatre’s sizzling 1984 premiere of the play that established August Wilson’s reputation, “Ma Rainey’s Black Botto…

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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…

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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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The women of Pop by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

International in scope but nicely focused (there are 67 works by 24 artists), “Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968’’ is the sort of smart, engaging, and reve…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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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 …

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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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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…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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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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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…

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A MILLION MILES AWAY by Robert L. Daniels

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

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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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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Better take a detour! by Frank Scheck

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby would be spinning in their graves at the thought of "The Road to Qatar!" -- a lame musical comedy in the style of their classic "Road" movies. Based on its creators'…

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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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Dance Scholarships for Emerging Artists by La Stage Alliance

The Princess Grace Foundation USA announces availability of the 2011 Dance (Scholarships and Fellowships) and Choreography Fellowships in all forms dance, theater and film. One unique aspe…

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Origin of Species: A Chat With Playwright Liz Duffy Adams by Leonard Jacobs

When you have a set of circumstances out of one's control -- say, for example, an editor who gives out an assignment then promptly decides she hadn't given out the assignment, like she's liv…

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Latest FringeTalk Episode, On Apps and Adjudication, Now on Line by Leonard Jacobs

I've been having a great time working with the New York International Fringe Festival -- especially Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy and SMAC (or Social Media and Community) guru Be…

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One Toronto Theatre's New Business Model: Change Supply of Plays to Meet Demand

"What's the biggest economic problem with the way non-profit theatres operate in North America? The inflexibility of inventory." So the Soulpepper Theatre Company is trying out a "flexible i…

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Kevin Spacey Launches Middle East Theater Academy

The actor-director's new "Middle East Theatre Academy plans to offer workshops for [Arab] youngsters in every aspect of the industry, including acting, writing, producing and directing." The…

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RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles on GMA by Admin

The cast of the recently extended RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles, woke up bright and early to perform on Good Morning America. Check out the clip of the performance below, and our …

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Meet the Cast of HOW TO SUCCEED! by Admin

All week Broadway.com is bringing you a sneak peek of Daniel Radcliffe's co-stars in How to Succeed. Up first? Photo and video coverage of John Larroquette in costume as J.B. Biggley. Tak…

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Arena Stage Honors Albee with American Artist Award, March 14, 2011 by Bbbblogger

(Washington, D.C.) Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will honor legendary playwright Edward Albee with the American Artist Award at the Arena Stage Benefit for Community E…

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The Importance of Being Earnest’s Bedford in The New Yorker by Bbbblogger

Brian Bedford, star and director of The Importance of Being Earnest was photographed backstage for The New Yorker as he made his transformation into “Lady Bracknell.” On stands n…

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The Afternoon Report, Monday, February 7, 2011 by Bbbblogger

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Monday, February 7, 2011 2011 Olivier Award Nominations Announced; Love Never Dies and After The Dance Lead BroadwayWorld.com - by BWW The Laurence Olivi…

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The Book of Mormon in the News by Bbbblogger

The Book of Mormon has been featured in the news recently Access Hollywood VIDEO: Trey Parker & Matt Stone discuss bringing The Book of Mormon to Broadway BroadwayWorld.com VIDEO: Broadw…

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MTC announces participants for “After Words: Good People” by Bbbblogger

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce guests for the upcoming sessions of After Words, the popular discussion panels held after selected Saturday matinees at the Samuel J. Friedman T…

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The Chicago Sun-Times reviews John Leguizamo by Bbbblogger

John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN will play a 12-week Broadway engagement at the Lyceum Theatre, beginning previews on Monday, February 21 and opening on Tuesday, March 22. John is currently pe…

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Lombardi’s Dan Lauria featured in the New York Times by Bbbblogger

The hit Broadway play LOMBARDI, starring Dan Lauria as the legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife Marie, is currently playing at the Circle in the …

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Royal Court Theatre receives nine Olivier Award nominations by Bbbblogger

London's Royal Court Theatre received nine nominations this morning for the 2011 Olivier Awards, dominating the Best New Play category with three nominations for its productions of Clybourne…

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Watch new sizzle reel for Broadway’s Wonderland by Bbbblogger

For more information on WONDERLAND CLICK HERE

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON in NY Times Arts & Leisure by Bbbblogger

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON begins previews this Wednesday, February 9th at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (242 W45th St) on Broadway. New York Times February 6, 2011 Arts & Leisure Just the Gu…

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'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' by David Sheward

As it stands, "Spider-Man" runs 165 minutes, of which only about 25 really work.

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With Great Power Comes Great Irresponsibility by Jason Zinoman

Spider-Man is a wild, sexed-up, Greek mythologized train wreck. But it's Julie Taymor's train wreck, through and through.

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Grammy preview: MusiCares to honor Barbra Streisand Friday by Susan King

She's recording a new album and getting ready to star in a remake of the musical "Gypsy," but Barbra Streisand isn't too busy to be honored this week by MusiCares, the National Academy of ..…

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Stage Dive: Live Theater Belongs on Your Lap

Broadway on your iPad? Why not?

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Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss on The Children's Hour by Dominic Cavendish

Two of the world’s most in-demand young screen actresses - Keira Knightley, and Elisabeth Moss from 'Mad Men’ - are appearing together on stage, in the first play Ian Rickson has…

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Actress Marie Lillo dies at 81

Lillo won a Drama League Award for her in the 1998-99 season for her performance in Joe DiPietro's "Over the River and Through the Woods" Off Broadway at the John Houseman Theater. Later she…

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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. Not because of what they say, but that they exist at all.

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'Spider-Man' deftly spins substance, spectacle by Elysa Gardner

What has been less widely reported is this: Beyond the offstage drama and lavish budget, and all the feats and flash accompanying them, lies an endearingly old-fashioned musical.

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Stage Dive: Scott Brown Sees Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark

It's by turns hyperstimulated, vivid, lurid, overeducated, underbaked, terrifying, confusing, distracted, ridiculously slick, shockingly clumsy, unmistakably monomaniacal and clinically bipo…

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'Spider-Man' Review: 'Chaotic, Dull and a Little Silly' by David Rooney

The big shock when sitting down finally to assess this $65 million web-slinging folly, is what a monumental anti-climax it turns out to be.

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Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark - the not-so-super hero of Broadway by Charles Spencer

The Daily Telegraph's theatre critic loses patience and buys a ticket to find out whether the show is as bad as they say. The answer: Yes, it is.

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Can the Spider-Man musical turn disaster into triumph? by Hermione Hoby

With its official opening repeatedly delayed, critics plan to break with protocol and review the Spider-Man musical before press night. We sneaked a seat…

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Review: 'Spider-Man' still a tangled mess by Linda Winer

It is time - I'm afraid past time - to turn the lights on "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark."

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Theater Review | 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark': Good vs. Evil, Hanging by a Thread by Ben Brantley

This show is not only the most expensive musical ever to hit Broadway, but it may also rank among the worst.

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'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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'Spider-Man' musical still a major mess by Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News Theater Critic

The show must go on - but what about opening night? This was supposed to be a review of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" following a gala opening at the Foxwoods Theater on 42nd St. But produ…

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Feature: The Skinny on Spider-Man by Andy Propst

TheaterMania untangles the web of classic, pop culture and theatrical traditions that have gone into the making of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

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New York Times, Variety and More Review Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Prior to Official Opening by Adam Hetrick

Despite an announcement from producers that the new $65 million dollar Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark has delayed its official press opening to March 15, critics have begun we…

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BroadwayWorld's nonReview of Spider-Man by Michael Dale

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

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Zac Efron, Alicia Keys and Glee's Chris Colfer Show Up for a Starry Spider-Man Weekend by Bruce Glikas

The buzz about Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark has clearly spread throughout the celebrity world as even more stars descended upon the Foxwoods Theatre during the weekend of February 4-6 to ch…

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Ten myths about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by David Cote

TONY's David Cote sees Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

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So Here’s What We Think About Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by Lucky

It sucks. It sucked after the first preview and after the 30th. It will suck after its first official performance, and after its last, and on its 4,000th, which I’m sure it will play, …

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Legit Reviews: It's a work in progress, and creator Julie Taymor has been making changes through the preview period.

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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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Theater review: 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' at Foxwoods Theatre

What sinks the show has nothing to do with glitches in the special effects: "It's the storytelling, stupid."What sinks the show has nothing to do with glitches in the special effects: "It'…

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Spider Man Musical: Told Not To, the Critics Review it Anyway by Roger Friedman

The New York Times, trade papers Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as USA Today and Bloomberg News, all disregarded the set opening date of “Spider Man: Turn off the DarkR…

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Enough Is Enough: New York Times Reviews Spider-Man

Ben Brantley: "This production should play up regularly and resonantly the promise that things could go wrong. Because only when things go wrong in this production does it feel remotely righ…

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Can 'Spidey' fly? by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Giving a blank check to Bono, The Edge and Julie Taymor to create a musical seemed like a brilliant idea, once upon a time.U2's worldwide success and the director's track record (“The …

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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 Record Alb…

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Better take a detour! by Frank Scheck

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby would be spinning in their graves at the thought of "The Road to Qatar!" -- a lame musical comedy in the style of their classic "Road" movies. Based on its creators'…

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Christie Brinkley to go into 'Chicago' on Broadway

The Tony Award-winning hit musical "Chicago" is getting a supermodel makeover — Christie Brinkley is joining the Broadway cast.Brinkley will appear as the jailed killer Roxie Hart for …

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Theater Review | 'Starry Messenger': Science and Religion on a Collision Course at Galileo’s Trial by Daniel M. Gold

“Starry Messenger,” a one-act play by Ira Hauptman, revolves around Galileo’s trial in 1633 and the clash between science and religion.

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Music Review: A Bedroom Voice to Match His Eyes by Stephen Holden

In a return engagement, the suave baritone Paulo Szot tries to complete his crossover from opera singer to pop crooner.

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Prize for Phylicia Rashad by Felicia R. Lee

Phylicia Rashad will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 19th annual Pan African Film Festival.

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'Love Never Dies' Leads Nominations for Britain's Olivier Awards by Dave Itzkoff

Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera" received seven nominations, including nods for best actor (Ramin Karimloo), best actress (Sierra Boggess) and best new musical.

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Streep Tease to Re-Open in LA on March 12 by Dan Bacalzo

Streep Tease: An Evening of Meryl Streep Monologues performed by an All-Male Cast will re-open at the Bang Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles, on March 12. Ezra Weisz has directed the piece, whi…

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Roger Daltrey to Offer March 24 Performance of The Who's Tommy at Royal Albert Hall by Andy Propst

Roger Daltrey will offer a one-night-only performance of the rock opera The Who's Tommy at Royal Albert Hall on March 24. The event will be part of the Teenage Cancer Trust's annual week of…

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David Lindsay-Abaire, Dick Lehr, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Daniel Sullivan Set for Talkbacks for Broadway's Good People by Dan Bacalzo

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced guests for upcoming sessions of the company's Saturday matinee discussion series After Words, to be held in conjunction with the current production of Go…

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Sandra Bernhard, Justin Vivian Bond, Lance Horne, Jake Shears Musical Arts and Crafts to Play Joe's Pub by Andy Propst

Arts and Crafts: A New Musical, with a book by Sandra Bernhard and Justin Vivian Bond, and music by Bernhard, Bond, Lance Horne and Jake Shears (of Scisssor Sisters fame), will have two perf…

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PHOTO FLASH: Addams Family's Adam Riegler at Broadway League's Fan Festival by Brian Scott Lipton

On Sunday, February 6, Broadway Kids Care and members of various shows participated in Fan Festival, which helps kick off The Broadway League's annual "Kids' Night on Broadway!" The event wa…

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PHOTO FLASH: Jason Alexander, Jane Seymour, Louis van Amstel et al. at Ballroom with a Twist by Dan Bacalzo

Former Dancing With The Stars celebrity dancer Jane Seymour was the celebrity host for this past weekend's performances of the dance spectacular Ballroom with a Twist, at the El Portal Theat…

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Jill Furman Wins the Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award by Andy Propst

Jill Furman has won the The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award. Lin-Manuel Miranda will present the honor, which recognizes outstanding achievement in commercial theatre …

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Phylicia Rashad to Receive Pan African Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award by Andy Propst

Phylicia Rashad will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 19th annual Pan African Film Festival, according to a report in The New York Times. The festival runs February 16-23 in Lo…

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Alan Blumenfeld, Sandy Martin et al. Set for Fountain's A House Not Meant to Stand by Dan Bacalzo

Alan Blumenfeld has replaced the previously reported James Harper in the role of patriarch Cornelius McCorkle in the Fountain Theatre's production of Tennessee Williams' A House Not Meant to…

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David Campbell Featured on Floodlight CD, Benefiting Queensland Flood Vicitms by Andy Propst

David Campbell, along with his father Australian rock star Jimmy Barnes, sisters Mahalia and EJ Barnes, brother John Swan, uncle Diesel, and brother-in-law Ben Rodgers, is featured on the ne…

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Lauren Pritchard to Celebrate Wasted in Jackson CD Release with U.S. Tour by Andy Propst

Lauren Pritchard will celebrate the release of her debut solo CD, Wasted in Jackson, with a month-long U.S. tour, slated to begin with an engagement in Little Rock, AR on March 17. The albu…

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Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests, with Richard Briers, Tom Conti, Penelope Wilton, et al. to Be Released on DVD in March by Andy Propst

The Emmy Award nominated television version of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests trilogy will be released in a 3-DVD set by by Acorn Media on March 1. The trilogy -- comprised of Table …

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Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, Elaine Stritch, Kathleen Turner to Pay Tribute to Edward Albee at Arena Stage Benefit by Andy Propst

Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, Elaine Stritch, and Kathleen Turner are scheduled to offer tributes to Edward Albee when he receives Arena Stage's the American Artist Award on Monday, March 14, at …

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Anthony Geary, Susan Lucci, Darnell Williams, et al. Set for February 9 Oprah Winfrey Show by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veterans and All My Children stars Michael E. Knight, Susan Lucci, and Darnell Williams will be among the guests on the February 9 of The Oprah Winfrey Show, according to TVSquad.com.T…

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Emily Bergl, Matt Letscher, Marsha Mason, Mandy Siegfried, Josh Stamberg Set for LATW's Becky Shaw by Dan Bacalzo

Emily Bergl, Matt Letscher, Marsha Mason, Mandy Siegfried, and Josh Stamberg will star in the L.A. Theatre Works' presentation of Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, to perform a…

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Josie de Guzman, Jennifer Harmon, et al. Set for Alley's August: Osage County by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony nominee Josie de Guzman will play Barbara Fordham and Broadway veteran Jennifer Harmon will portray Violet Weston in the Alley Theatre's production of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Pri…

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PHOTO FLASH: Christine Ebersole, Phil Donahue, Chita Rivera, Marlo Thomas, et al. at Opening Night for The Road to Qatar by Dan Bacalzo

The York Theatre Company's production of the new musical The Road to Qatar, opened on Thursday, February 3. Phillip George has directed the production. With book and lyrics by Stephen Cole …

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PHOTO FLASH: Mia Barron, Emily Swallow, Sam Trammell, Steven Weber, et al. at A Pretty Filthy Evening by Dan Bacalzo

Mia Barron, Emily Swallow, Sam Trammell, Steven Weber, Rutina Wesley, and Bess Wohl were among the performers who participated in A Pretty Filthy Evening, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on Satu…

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Glee Cast Members, Producer Ryan Murphy to Be Honored at March 16 PaleyFest Screening by Andy Propst

Cast members from FOX's hit series Glee, along with the show's producer Ryan Murphy, will be honored and appear at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, on March 16. The special event will be…

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PHOTO FLASH: Patti LuPone Joins Jordan Roth for 92nd Street Y's Broadway Talks by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone was the guest at the February 6 edition of Jordan Roth's Broadway Talks series, at the 92nd Street Y.LuPone most recently appeared on Broadway in Wome…

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Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Christopher Sieber, Karen Ziemba, et al. Set for Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Town Hall by Andy Propst

Additional performers have been added to the lineup of artists who will appear in a special edition of Jim Caruso's Cast Party which will play Town Hall on Thursday, February 17 at 8pm. Caru…

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Christine Ebersole to Perform at Mayo Center March 4 by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole will perform at The Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, on Friday, March 4 at 7pm.Ebersole will be accompanied by her musical director John Odd…

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PHOTO FLASH: RAIN Cast Appears on ABC's Good Morning America by Brian Scott Lipton

Cast members from RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles On Broadway appeared on February 7 on ABC's Good Morning America. The production, which recently played a three-month run at the Neil Simon …

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Judy Collins, Jane Krakowski, Peter Sellars, Elaine Stritch, et al. Part of the LA Philharmonic's 2011-2012 Season by Andy Propst

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced its 2011-2012 season which will open with a gala concert to be held on September 27 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program for the evening w…

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Darren Criss, Carrie Fisher, Andrew Garfield, Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Williams, et al. Among Logo's NewNowNext Nominees by Dan Bacalzo

The gay and lesbian cable network Logo has announced the nominees for its 2011 NewNowNext Awards. The awards, to be decided by a public vote, will be broadcast on Monday, April 11.Stage vete…

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PHOTO FLASH: Dr. Oliver Sacks Visits Irish Rep's Molly Sweeney by Dan Bacalzo

Famed neurologist and writer Dr. Oliver Sacks attended the Irish Repertory Theatre's revival of Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney at the Saturday, February 5 performance. The production, directed …

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Gotham Chamber Opera to Premiere Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam's Dark Sisters by Dan Bacalzo

Gotham Chamber Opera will present the world premiere of Dark Sisters, an opera with music by composer Nico Muhly and libretto by playwright Stephen Karam. This co-commission and co-productio…

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Christie Brinkley to Join Broadway's Chicago in April; Brent Barrett to Return on February 7 by Dan Bacalzo

Christie Brinkley will take on the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago, at the Ambassador Theatre, April 4-June 19.In related news, Brent Barrett will return to the role…

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Bill Bowers to Star in It Goes Without Saying at Two River Theater Company by Dan Bacalzo

Mime Bill Bowers will star in his solo show, It Goes Without Saying, at Two River Theater Company, February 17-20.Taking audiences on a scenic, and spoken, tour of his life so far -- from hi…

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Jai Rodriguez to Headline City Theatre's Summer Shorts Festival, Appear at February 10 Fundraiser by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran and Emmy Award winner Jai Rodriguez will headline the City Theatre's 16th annual Summer Shorts Festival in Miami, and will also appear in a special fundraiser for the festiv…

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Corky Hale, Barbara Morrison, Tricia Tahara Set for Billie Holiday Tribute by Dan Bacalzo

Corky Hale, Barbara Morrison, and Tricia Tahara will perform in A Tribute To Billie Holiday, to be presented at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, on S…

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Review: Apple Cove by Sandy Macdonald

Lynn Rosen's absurdist comedy gets a first-rate production at the Women's Project.

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Sierra Boggess, Derek Jacobi, Bill T. Jones, Elena Roger, Mark Rylance, et al. Among 2011 Olivier Award Nominees by Andy Propst

The nominations for the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards have been announced, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on March 13 at the…

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Kritzerland to Release Gone With the Wind Original London Cast Recording on CD in March by Andy Propst

The original London cast recording of Harold Rome's musical version of Gone With the Wind will be issued in a limited edition CD release by Kritzerland in March. The release will mark the fi…

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Good People, Play of Aspiration and Escape, With Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan, Begins on Broadway by Kenneth Jones

Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire's play about characters from his old neighborhood -- the working-class "Southie" section of Boston -- begins performances on Broadway Feb. 8 in a production…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: When I Come to Die Star Chris Chalk by Matthew Blank

Chris Chalk, recently seen on Broadway in Fences and currently starring in the world premiere of When I Come to Die at Off-Broadway's LCT3, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random…

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"Life Goes On": Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway Begins at Brooks Atkinson Feb. 8 by Adam Hetrick

Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles on Broadway, the musical concert that conjures the frenzy of the British pop invasion of America, resumes Broadway performances Feb. 8 at the Brooks Atkinson …

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Reluctant Reunion: Thinner Than Water Begins Off-Broadway Feb. 8 by Adam Hetrick

The LAByrinth Theater Company launches its 2011 season with the world premiere of Melissa Ross' Thinner Than Water, which begin performances Feb. 8 at the Cherry Pit Off-Broadway.

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Adam Rapp's Generation-Spanning Hallway Trilogy Begins Performances Off-Broadway Feb. 8 by Adam Hetrick

The world premiere of Adam Rapp's The Hallway Trilogy, starring Tony Award nominee Maria Dizzia, Logan Marshall Green and Louis Cancelmi, begins performances Off-Broadway Feb. 8 at the Rattl…

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"Toast" of the Town: A.R. Gurney's Black Tie Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 8 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Gregg Edelman is the anxious father of the groom, poised to offer a toast, in the world premiere of A.R. Gurney's comedy Black Tie, which officially opens Feb. 8 following…

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Tate Donovan Is Among the Good People of Broadway by Harry Haun

Journeyman actor Tate Donovan draws on his past for his role in the new Broadway play, Good People.

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Million Dollar Quartet Rocks London Beginning Feb. 8 by Andrew Gans and Mark Shenton

The London production of the Tony-nominated musical Million Dollar Quartet begins performances Feb. 8 at the Noël Coward Theatre prior to an official opening Feb. 28.

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Stephanie Zimbalist, Lee Sellars Explore the Subject of Roses, Starting Feb. 8 in NJ by Andrew Gans

The George Street Playhouse's production of the three-person Frank Gilroy drama The Subject Was Roses begins performances Feb. 8 at the New Jersey venue.

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Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 8 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley

1907 Ray Middleton is born in Chicago, Illinois today. In 1946 he will star opposite Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun, and be featured in Man of La Mancha.

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Kevin Spacey to Start Theatre Academy in Middle East by Thomas Peter

Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey announced plans to start a theatre arts academy in the Middle East in a press conference in Dubai Feb. 6, according to the New York Times.

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Three Sisters, With Gyllenhaal, Rylance, Hecht and More, Is Sold Out Off-Broadway; Extension Mulled by Kenneth Jones

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed new production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton, Jessica Hecht, Marin Ireland, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard,…

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Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests to Arrive on DVD March 1 by Adam Hetrick

The Emmy Award-nominated 1977 broadcast of Alan Ayckbourn's Tony Award-winning trilogy The Norman Conquests, will be released on DVD for the first time in March by Acorn Media.

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Compulsion, With Mandy Patinkin, at the Public by Matthew Blank

Tony Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin portrays haunted playwright Sid Silver in Rinne Groff's Compulsion, which began performances Feb. 1 Off-Broadway at the Public Theater.

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MARQUEE VALUE: Lucky Guy at the Little Shubert Theatre by Matthew Blank

Production: Lucky Guy, by Willard Beckham, directed by Willard Beckham, starring Varla Jean Merman, Leslie Jordan, Jim Newman, Jenn Collela, Savannah Wise and Kyle Dean Massey.

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PHOTO CALL: Christine Ebersole, Phil Donahue, Chita Rivera Attend York's Road to Qatar! Opening by Matthew Blank

The York Theatre Company's production of the new musical comedy The Road to Qatar! officially opened Feb. 3. Christine Ebersole, Phil Donahue and Chita Rivera were among those in attendance.

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Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth To Sneak Into Indiana's Theatre at the Center by Thomas Peter

Sleuth, Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning two-person thriller, will start Theatre at the Center's 2011 season Feb. 17-March 20 in Munster, IN, with an official opening set for Feb. 20.

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Tony-Winning Producer Jill Furman Is 2011 Robert Whitehead Award Recipient by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning In the Heights producer Jill Furman has been named the recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute's 2011 Robert Whitehead Award.

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David Dinkins, Michelle Miller, Dennis Walcott To Participate in Driving Miss Daisy Talkback by Thomas Peter

Driving Miss Daisy producer Jed Bernstein will moderate a talkback featuring New York City's former Mayor David Dinkins, CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott a…

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PHOTO CALL: Baseball Legends Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson Visit Lombardi by Matthew Blank and Krissie Fullerton

Hall of Fame baseball legends Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson paid a visit to the cast of the Broadway production of Lombardi at the Circle In The Square Theatre on Feb. 4.

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Kander and Ebb's Revised Flora the Red Menace Will Bow in Texas by Adam Hetrick

John Kander and Fred Ebb's rarely-produced Broadway musical Flora the Red Menace will get a lucky break at Irving, TX's Lyric Stage beginning Feb. 11.

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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Jan Brady Superstar! by Seth Rudetsky

A week in the life of actor, writer and music director Seth Rudetsky.

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Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation Will Begin Class Feb. 18 at KC Rep by Adam Hetrick

Circle Mirror Transformation, Annie Baker's acclaimed comedy about the participants in a Vermont acting class, will play the Kansas City Repertory Theatre beginning Feb. 18.

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PHOTO CALL: Kids' Night On Broadway "Fan Festival" at Bowlmor Lanes by Krissie Fullerton

A "Fan Festival" kicked off The Broadway League's Kids' Night on Broadway festivities Feb. 6 at Bowlmor Lanes Times Square, with free bowling, carnival-style games and Broadway-related activ…

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PHOTO CALL: Encores! Lost in the Stars Final Curtain Call and Party by Irina Khodorkovsky

The City Center Encores! production of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's Lost in the Stars played its final performance at the famed Manhattan venue Feb. 6.

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The Fatman Cometh - The Life and Death of Chris Farley Will Get NYC Reading by Adam Hetrick

The life of late "Saturday Night Live" cast member Chris Farley is being explored in The Fatman Cometh - The Life and Death of Chris Farley, which will receive a private industry reading Feb…

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PHOTO CALL: Kathleen Turner, John Waters, Jenny Lumet and More at 63rd Annual WGA Awards by Irina Khodorkovsky

The 2011 Writers Guild Awards East Coast Ceremony was held Feb. 5 at the AXA Equitable Center in New York.

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Jerusalem Commercial (Video) by Thomas Peter

A new commercial for Jerusalem, the Broadway transfer of Jez Butterworth's new hit play from London, has been released. The play stars Tony Award winner Mark Rylance in his Olivier Award-win…

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Lombardi/Lauria Inspires the 2011 Green Bay Packers To Super Bowl Victory (Video) by Thomas Peter

In a special commercial aired during the Super Bowl pre-game festivities Feb. 6, Dan Lauria, who is currently playing the mythic Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi in Lombardi on Broadwa…

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Watch Post-Super Bowl Return of "Glee" and Lea Michele Singing at the Super Bowl (Video) by Thomas Peter

"Glee" returned for its spring season Feb. 6 with a special episode that aired after the Super Bowl. If you missed it, or want to see it again, you can catch it right here on Playbi…

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Show Your "X Factor" Beginning With Auditions March 27 in Los Angeles by Thomas Peter

"American Idol" has been the launching pad for many successful Broadway careers. Will Simon Cowell's latest venture, TV’s "The X Factor," follow suit? The first step t…

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AT THIS THEATRE: Broadway's St. James Theatre

Rodgers and Hammerstein's "go to" theatre for many years, the St. James was built to house big musicals, but is also known for its intimate feel. Legends Carol Channing and Tommy Tune remini…

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Highlights from Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway, a multi-media concert experience, captures the essence of the legendary Fab Four from their early pop hits to their challenging and experimental c…

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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Steffanie Leigh Joins MARY POPPINS Tour as 'Mary,' 2/8 by Bww News Desk

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 …

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FOR COLORED GIRLS Gets 2/8 DVD Release by Bww News Desk

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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STAGE TUBE: Staudenmayer, Derricks Talk WONDERLAND

WONDERLAND - A New Alice just finished playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Judy Lisi, President and CEO in Tampa, Florida. WONDERLAND will open on Broadway at t…

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Photo Flash: RAIN Visits Good Morning America

On February 7, 1964, The Beatles were greeted by a sea of screaming American fans at J.F.K. as they took their first steps onto U.S. soil ushering in the era of Beatlemania. On February 7, 2…

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CSC's THREE SISTERS Sells Out Within 24 Hours of Opening

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed new production of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS sold out its entire engagement through March 6 within 24 hours of its opening this past Thursday, February 3…

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Emma Thompson, Gregory Murphy Battle Over EFFIE Script

According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Emma Thompson is currently in the center of a conflict with playwright Gregory Murphy over who should be credited with …

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Roger Daltrey Set for TOMMY Performance at Royal Albert Hall, March 24

Roger Daltrey is set for a March 24 performance of The Who's Tommy at Royal Albert Hall . The performance will benefit Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Actor's Fund Cancels Kudisch Benefit Concert at New World Stages

The Actors Fund has announced that the previously scheduled benefit concert, THE LOWER DEPTHS - IN DEFENSE OF THE BARITONE VOICE featuring Marc Kudisch, has been cancelled. The concert was …

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Timbers, Diaz, et al. Join NYTE's Generations Project, 2/7

Join New York Theatre Experiment NYTE for the kick-off Generations event of the 2011 Half-Life Experiment season The Generations Project will once again bring together artists and leaders, a…

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Sandra Bernhard & Justin Bond Premiere New Musical at Joes Pub; Spring Schedule Announced

Joe's Pub has just added Preview of the Arts and Literature to Life presents Fahrenheit 451 223, Arts and Crafts A New Musical by Sandra Bernhard and Justin Bond 37, Danica Dora 312, Pedro M…

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Barbra Streisand to Perform at Grammy Awards 2/13

Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Barbra Streisand will perform at this year's Grammy Awards, alongside other big acts including Mick Jagger and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Grammys will air o…

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Lyric Stage Presents Kander and Ebb's FLORA THE RED MENACE, 2/11-2/26

After taking North Texas by storm as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl last season, Kristin Dausch returns to Lyric Stage to star as Flora in FLORA THE RED MENACE. Performances are February 11-26 in…

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Lombardi's Robert Christopher Riley and Bill Dawes React to Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl Win by Michael Mellini

As the Green Bay Packers emerged victorious at this year's Super Bowl, the cast of Broadway's Packers-themed drama Lombardi gathered after their Sunday matinee at nearby restaurant Robert Em…

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Pucker Up! Memphis Star Montego Glover Shares Her Valentine's Day Wish List 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-worthy tunes and more…

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Priscilla's Nick Adams Has an Appetite For a Comfy 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-worthy tunes and more…

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Broadway Grosses: Merchant Returns With $1 Million in Its Cash Register by Broadway.com Staff

Winter doldrums? Not at the Broadhurst Theatre, where Al Pacino is back for a final three weeks in The Merchant of Venice, racking up more than $1 million in just seven performances. Who say…

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Celebrate With the Celestial Cast of Lost in the Stars by Bruce Glikas

Lost in the Stars, the 1949 musical collaboration between Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson, found new life at Encores!, running February 3-6 with a cast that included Chuck Cooper, Daniel Ger…

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Comedian Chris Farley's Legacy Looms Large in The Fatman Cometh by Broadway.com Staff

The dramatic life story of comedian Chris Farley has been tapped for the theater. An invitation-only industry reading of The Fatman Cometh: The Life and Death of Chris Farley will take place…

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Tickets Now On Sale for Arcadia Starring Raul Esparza and Billy Crudup by Broadway.com Staff

Tickets are now on sale for the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony-nominated play, Arcadia. Raúl Esparza and Billy Crudup lead the ensemble cast of this drama, which follow…

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Teal Wicks, Wicked's Newest Elphaba, Talks Rent, Idina and Her Tenacious ‘Twickies' by Gemma Wilson

On February 1, sunny Sacramento native Teal Wicks made her Broadway debut belting out some of the Great White Way's biggest notes as Wicked's latest Elphaba. Wicks, who has played the green …

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Glee Poll: It's Back! Which Continuing Glee Storyline Excites You Most? by Broadway.com Staff

Finally! After a two-month absence Glee returned with a "thrilling" post-Super Bowl episode on February 6. From the continuing rivalry between the Glee club and the football team to Sue's ca…

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Exclusive Photo & Video! How to Succeed Star John Larroquette on J.B. Biggley 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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Thrill to Lea Michele's Soulful 'America the Beautiful' at the Super Bowl by Broadway.com Staff

Lea Michele's roots as a Broadway trouper were on full display when the Glee star stepped to the center of Cowboys Stadium to perform "America the Beautiful" during the pre-game festivities …

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For Your Entertainment: Fans Want Adam Lambert to be American Idiot's Next St. Jimmy by Broadway.com Staff

With Grammy and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge completing her limited engagement in American Idiot and Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong returning to the show, Broadway.com asked wh…

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Love Never Dies, Legally Blonde, The Little Dog Laughed & More Among Nominees for 2011 Olivier Awards by Broadway.com Staff

Nominees have been announced for the 2011 Olivier Awards, which will get a high-profile makeover thanks to a new partnership with MasterCard. The formerly low-key ceremony will now be held a…

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Lysistrata - Puppets and Sex at La Mama by Oscar E. Moore

An imaginative and striking new production of Lysistrata adapted, designed and directed by Theodora Skipitares is a Lysistrata like you have never seen before.

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Kevin Spacey Seeks to Boost Mideast Theater

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is hoping to foster dramatic talent in the Middle East with a new theater arts academy.

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Britain's Olivier Awards Nominate and Relaunch by Frank Nestor

The Society of London Theatre today announced the nominations for its 2011 Olivier Awards. "Love Never Dies," a sequel to "Phantom of the Opera," garnered the most nominations with seven.

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Christie Brinkley to Go Into 'Chicago' on Broadway

The Tony Award–winning hit musical "Chicago" is getting a supermodel makeover: Christie Brinkley is joining the Broadway cast.

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Sold out: Three Sisters at Classic Stage Company by David Cote

Maggie Gyllenhaal's Three Sisters sells out Classic Stage Company

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Making Theatre in “Qatar” by Mark Peikert

How two Jewish New Yorkers went to the Middle East and came back with two musicalsFor most people, e-mails from foreign countries written in broken English are an instant signal to hit delet…

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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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When First I Met… Reeve Carney by Lucky

Secret: Reeve Carney is not a Broadway actor. Or he didn’t start out as one, at least. The first time I saw him, though, he was indeed playing on a New York stage. And at the time, you…

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'Merchant' return boosts Broadway

Legit News: B.O. slow overall in winter week -- Last week was another tough winter sesh for Broadway, with the big-money return of "The Merchant of Venice" not enough to counter the drops po…

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Jill Furman to receive CTI's Whitehead Award

Legit News: Kudo to be presented next month -- Jill Furman has been named the 2011 recipient of the Commercial Theater Institute's annual Robert Whitehead Award.

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La Jolla finds 'Neverland'

Legit News: Musical to premiere during 2011-12 season -- The tuner version of "Finding Neverland" has nailed down a world preem slot at the La Jolla Playhouse during the 2011-12 season.

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National scores 17 Olivier noms

Legit News: Ceremony to be televised on BBC TV -- The National Theater leads the pack with 17 nominations in the Society of London Theaters' newly relaunched Olivier Awards, set to take plac…

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The Road to Qatar!

Legit Reviews: What might serve as the basis for an amusing comic sketch turns out to be neither comic nor amusing.

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Do the Hustle

Legit Reviews: Despite emotional performances and elegant direction, Brett Neveu's new play "Do the Hustle," the story of a lowly father-and-son con team receiving its premiere at Writers Th…

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National Ballet’s 60th season is full of surprises by Paula Citron

The company is celebrating a major anniversary with some changes to its repertoire and production format

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Wayne McGregor fascinates with his dance-technology fusion by Paula Citron

British choreographer’s dance piece ‘Entity’ blends cool science with living sculpture

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James Bundy Gets Third Term at Yale School of Drama, Yale Rep

James Bundy will be the dean of the Yale School of Drama and artistic director of the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven for a third five-year term. Richard Levin, president of Yale, annou…

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"The Three Musketeers" on Connecticut Summer Stages

It won't be Shakespeare but it will be free -- and swords-play will still be on stage. "The Three Musketeers" will be the show presented by CT Free Shakespeare in July and August. The adap…

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Jane Austen Mania at Connecticut Theater Schools

It's Jane Austen mania for some Connecticut theaters -- and not just any Austen title either. Stage versions of "Pride and Prejudice" will be presented by the theater departments at both th…

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‘Red' is coming to town — and we're weighing in on possible casting

With the Goodman Theatre's announcement that it will present the Chicago premiere of John Logan's “Red” this fall, it is difficult not to muse on who might play the roles of pai…

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