Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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LA STAGE Insider: February 10, 2011 by Julio Martinez

From the Marvelous Wonderettes, to Harold Pinter and Ray Stricklyn, Julio Martinez covers it all in this weeks LASTAGE Insider.  READ MORE

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IDOL WATCH: Hollywood Round 1

It's here It's finally here No more eccentric old men dressed as pirates. No more delusional teenagers who have convinced themselves that they're not tone deaf. American Idol's Hollywood rou…

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Video: Susan Moniz in ‘Romance, Romance’ by Bob [cta]

I’ve heard of Susan Moniz for years. While she’s a known-quantity in the Chicago musical theatre scene, it wasn’t until very recently that I’ve seen her work. (Howeve…

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T. Oliver Reid by Adaumbelle

Wow, wow, wow is what I have to say after attending the opening night of T. Oliver Reid’s show “This Love I Know” at the Metropolitan Room in NYC. I have never heard T. Ol…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV Broadway Beat: Watch CATCH ME IF YOU CAN in Rehearsal Part One

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will begin on Friday, March 11, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street and will open on Sunday, April 10, 2011. Broadway Beat was on hand for a performance pr…

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Theater Review | 'When I Come to Die': When the Final Curtain Doesn’t Fall by Charles Isherwood

Nathan Louis Jackson’s drama “When I Come to Die,” about a prisoner who doesn’t die from his lethal injections, is remarkably free of sensation and sentimentality.

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Theater Review | 'Interviewing the Audience': If You Go to the Show, You May Just Land a Role by Charles Isherwood

In “Interviewing the Audience,” Zach Helm selects theatergoers to share some personal details with the audience.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Anne Heche Rides the Rapids

The Emmy-winning actress talks about her new film, Cedar Rapids, her HBO series Hung, and working with Alec Baldwin.

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Review: When I Come to Die

Chris Chalk delivers a powerful central performance in Nathan Louis Jackson's absorbing drama about a death row inmate who survives a lethal injection.

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Review: Interviewing the Audience

Zach Helm's one-of-a-kind piece in which he talks to theatergoers proves to be a fascinating experience.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Opening Night Photos for 33 Variations at the CTG/Ahmanson by La Stage Alliance

The stars came out last night for the opening of Moises Kaufman's 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre. Like Cher, Colin Ferrell, Anjelica Huston, Peter Fonda and Ro…

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Ian McKellen to Star in CFT's THE SYNDICATE

Stage and screen star Ian McKellen is set to star in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of THE SYNDICATE during one of his filming breaks from THE HOBBIT. McKellen will play mob boss…

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Keira Knightley & Elizabeth Moss Heading to Broadway in CHILDREN'S HOUR?

According to a report byBaz Bamigboye for Daily Mail, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, starring Keira Knightly and Elizabeth Moss has brought in 1.8million. With a successful run at the Comedy Theatre, …

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Samantha Womack Set for UK Tour of SOUTH PACIFIC; Sher Directs

According to a report by Baz Bamigboye for Daily Mail, Samantha Womack is set to star in the UK tour of SOUTH PACIFIC as 'Nellie Forbush'. The production will be directed by Bartlett Sher, w…

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Con Game! Lying and Cheating with the Stars of Catch Me If You Can by Broadway.com Staff

Every night, they'll tell the story of one of the greatest con men who ever lived: Frank Abagnale, the famous teenage schemer who lied and cheated his way around the world. So it only se…

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Interviewing the Audience

Employing Spalding Gray's basic template, Zach Helm uses the recollections and observations of audience members to create a rewarding and memorable experience.

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NY Review: 'When I Come to Die'

Except for one hokey device, Nathan Louis Jackson avoids death row clichés in this simple, powerful play featuring strong performances from Chris Chalk and David Patrick Kelly.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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The Heretic - review by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonClimate change drama is the new growth industry. But, while the National's Greenland is entirely issue-driven, Richard Bean's new play uses characters to explore ideas. Th…

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LaChanze to Headline V-Day Benefit for White Plains Performing Arts Center by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award winner LaChanze will headline Love Is In the Air, a benefit for the White Plains Performing Arts Center on February 13, 2011. The Tony-winning star of The Color Purple and Once on…

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THEATER: The Drowsy Chaperone by Aaron Riccio

Photo/Bella MuccariRobert Martin (Eric Weaver) is marrying Janet Van De Graaff (Whitney Branan), and it's the task of his best man, George (Colin Pritchard, doing a great Roger Bart), and he…

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Broadway-Bound "You Can't Take It With You" Opens Williamstown Season

The much talked about Broadway-bound revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's "You Can't Take It With You" will open the main stage summer series at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, th…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Ronald K. Brown, Joyce Theatre, New York

In the first of two programmes that celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ensemble, you could bask in the dances' good feeling towards people or plug into their kinetic electricity

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Amanda Peet Joins NBC's BENT

According to TVLine.com, Broadway veteran Amanda Peet is set to join NBC's The Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip star has scored the lead in Bent, a romantic comedy produced by Tad Quill. Peet w…

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Cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Perform at Time Warner Center, 2/11

The divas from the highly anticipated musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert will perform a melody of music from the show as well as a meet and greet on February 11 at the Time Warner Center.…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Stephen Petronio, choreographer for Prometheus Bound at the A.R.T. by Amreptheatre

Stephen Petronio, choreographer for Prometheus Bound at the A.R.T. Stephen Petronio is the choreographer for the new rock musical Prometheus Bound, premiering at the American Repertory Thea…

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Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Andrew Garfield, Aaron Sorkin, et al. Win London Film Critics' Circle Awards

The winners of the 31st London Film Critics' Circle Awards have been announced, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Social Network won for film of the year, as well as for screenw…

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STAGE TUBE: Patrick Page on SPIDER-MAN Safety, Reviews

So what does the SPIDER-MAN cast think of the harsh reviews the show received earlier this week Click below to hear what Green Goblin Patrick Page had to say on MSNBC's Morning Joe earlier t…

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Marcia Gay Harden, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner Set for BACK ROADS Film

According to Variety, stage veterans Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner and Marcia Gay Harden are set to star in Back Roads. The film is based on the novel of the same title by Tawni O'Dell.…

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Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz and the Cast of Catch Me If You Can Offer a Peek at the New Musical by Broadway.com Staff

Catch Me If You Can is racing toward its March 11 start date at the Neil Simon Theatre, but on February 10 the new musical's creative team invited the press to take a sneak peek at sever…

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A Wicked Cartoon? See One Animator's Dream of 'Defying Gravity' by Broadway.com Staff

Rumors about a movie version of the Broadway musical Wicked, from possible casting to potential directors, have been swirling for some time. Now animator Heidi Jo Gilbert has added her own v…

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Meow! Arcadia's Billy Crudup Has Cats On His Mind This 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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Tony Administration Committee Makes Its Second Ruling for the 2010-2011 Season by Broadway.com Staff

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for a second time during the 2010-2011 theater season to consider the eligibility of six Broadway shows: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, The Pee-…

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Love, Loss and What I Wore's Orfeh Wants a Good Scream 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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Photo Flash: 33 VARIATIONS Celebrates Opening Night

The five-time Tony-nominated production of 33 Variations, with Jane Fonda, opened February 9, 2011, at 8 p.m. at the CTGAhmanson Theatre. Written and directed by Moiss Kaufman, performances…

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BWW TV: League of Professional Theatre Women Honors Arielle Tepper Madover

The League of Professional Theatre Women LPTW, a non-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, and hosted Arie…

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SISTER ACT Box Office to Open 2/14

The Broadway Theatre box office 1681 Broadway will open on Monday, February 14 at 1000am for the new musical SISTER ACT. All patrons who purchase tickets at the Broadway Theatre box office …

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Theater Listings: Feb. 11 — 17 by The New York Times

A selected guide to theater performances in New York.

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Exhibit Designer Chosen for Museum of African American History and Culture by Kate Taylor

Ralph Appelbaum Associates will design the exhibits for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Spark: More Stories About Art in Hard Times

Listen to full interviews with Donald Hall, Joel Meyerowitz, and Lynn Nottage. Sometimes great art comes out of great struggle.  This week, Kurt talks with Julie Burstein about artists wit…

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Jack Ferver, Jenn Harris, Randy Harrison, et al. Set for Swan!!! at PS 122

Jack Ferver, Jenn Harris, and Randy Harrison will star in a reading of Ferver's Swan!!!, a parody of the Oscar-nominated film Black Swan, to be presented for four performances at PS 122…

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PHOTO FLASH: Kerry Butler, Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit and Catch Me If You Can Creative Team Meet the Press

On Thursday, February 10, the cast and creative team of the new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can met with members of the press. Previews for the show will begin at the Neil Simon Theatr…

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Paul Reubens, Jeffrey Wright, Santino Fontana, David Furr Eligible for Lead Actor Tony; Additional Tony Award Eligibility Decisions Announced

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of six Broadway productions for the 2011 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards…

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Brooks Ashmanskas, Malcolm Gets, Lauren Molina, et al. Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival 2011 Mainstage Season

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced its 2011 summer mainstage lineup. This year, only three productions will be presented. The mainstage season will open with a revival of Moss Har…

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The Line King's Chair: The Story of Legendary Artist Al Hirschfeld's Barber Chair

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center was the site of a festive unveiling of a new and permanent exhibit: the installation of illustrator Al Hirschfeld's famo…

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On Theater: 22 Broadway shows spring up

Try to remember a time in December when 20 shows posted their closing notices, when clammy hands were wrung around the Theater District and everyone talked about how, just maybe, Broadway wa…

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Parsifal: Wagner's 'Buddhist piece' by Tom Service

Parsifal has been seen as the most antisemitic and ideologically suspect of any of Wagner's works, but that's not how Nikolaus Lehnhoff's ENO production treats itOpera is the most risky art …

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Baby Boomers Look Back in Boomermania by Samantha Mehlinger

With countless radio stations dedicated to the music of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, the recent release of the entire Beatles catalogue on iTunes, and even covers of oldies like “Rive…

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Bradley Cooper Set for THE WORDS Film

According to Variety, stage and screen star Bradley Cooper is set to star in The Words. Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal are set to direct the movie, and to write the screenplay. Cooper will …

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Photo Coverage: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Meets the Press

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will begin on Friday, March 11, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street and will open on Sunday, April 10, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for a performance pr…

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YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Et al. Set For WTF Summer Season

Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the Main Stage line-up for the 2011 Williamstown Theatre Festival WTF, the companys 57th season and the first under Ms. Gerstens leadership.

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Tad Wilson and Jessica Phillips Join For SOUTH OF BROADWAY Concert

Southern-born Broadway veterans Tad Wilson and Jessica Phillips come together to explore their Tennessee roots in a concert of Today's Country Music on February 13 at 930 PM at The Triad The…

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BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN to Honor Julie Andrews, 3/22

The Geffen Playhouse's Backstage at the Geffen annual fundraiser, which recognizes leadership in the theater community while raising funds for the Geffen Playhouse's education programs, will…

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Anthony Mackie in Talks to Join Benjamin Walker in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

According to Deadline.com, Broadway veteran Anthony Mackie is currently in talks to join fellow stage star Benjamin Walker in 20th Century Fox's 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.' Mackie woul…

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SISTER ACT's Chester Gregory Premieres "If U Only" Music Video, 2/14

Recording artist and Renowned Broadway Star CHESTER GREGORY celebrates his return to Broadway in Whoopi Goldberg's production of Sister Act, playing the role of Eddie.

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Earnest Ingenue Sara Topham on the Generosity of Gavin Creel and Getting to Know All About Julie Andrews by Gemma Wilson

Age and hometown: 34, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Current role: Flouncing into her Broadway debut as the fickle Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest. The Kindness of St…

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ArtsBeat: Less Hopes to Be More at Williamstown Theater Festival by Kate Taylor

The Williamstown Theater Festival will mount three mainstage productions this summer.

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Tony Awards Administration Committee Meets for Second Time to Determine Eligibility

TONY AWARDS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETS FOR SECOND TIME DURING THE 2010-2011 SEASON TO CONSIDER ELIGIBILITY   New York, New York (February 10, 2011) – The Tony Awards Adminis…

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Concludes Run Feb 20

THE PUBLIC THEATER’S PRODUCTION OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE TO CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL BROADWAY RUN ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Daniel Sullivan’s Acclaimed Production, Starring Al Pacino and L…

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Epic Theatre Ensemble's Zak Berkman Departs for People's Light & Theatre

ZAK BERKMAN ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM NYC’S EPIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE TO BECOME ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT PEOPLE’S LIGHT & THEATRE   NEW YORK, NY – New York’s OBIE Awar…

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Less Hopes to Be More at Williamstown Theater Festival by Kate Taylor

The Williamstown Theater Festival will mount three mainstage productions this summer.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Annette Bening and Morgan Freeman to Star in The Third Act Film

Stage and screen stars Annette Bening and Morgan Freeman will co-star in the film The Third Act, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rob Reiner will direct the film, which will feature a sc…

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Jesse Eisenberg, Paul Rudd, Zoe Saldana, Mia Wasikowska to Be Spirit Award Presenters

Stage stars Jesse Eisenberg,and Paul Rudd, along with film stars Zoe Saldana and Mia Wasikowska, will present at this year's Spirit Awards, according to a report on EW.com. Joel McHale…

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Cast Announced for Robert Lepage Production of The Nightingale and Other Short Fables at BAM

Casting has been announced for the U.S. premiere of director Robert Lepage's production of Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, to be presented at BAM's Howard…

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Ntozake Shange, Woodie King, Jr. and More Discuss History of For Colored Girls (Video) by Thomas Peter

In an exclusive clip from the Special Features section of the DVD of Tyler Perry’s film “For Colored Girls,” Playbill brings you several members of the cast and creative te…

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Jessica Kubzansky: Going in the Right Direction by Darlene Donloe

Jessica Kubzansky admits that being one of the founding artistic directors at The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena is the “hardest job” she’s ever had in her life.  READ MORE

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Shakespeare's Globe puts King James Bible centre stage for anniversary

Other highlights from theatre's 2011 programme include new production of Hamlet that will tour to ElsinoreActors will read the King James Bible from cover to cover on stage as part of the 40…

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New TONY Rulings on RAIN, PEE-WEE, VENICE, ELF, FREEMAN and EARNEST

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of six Broadway productions for the 2011 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, pre…

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Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6 - The Show!

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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John Lithgow Leads NSO's TRUMPET OF THE SWAN 3/27

The National Symphony Orchestra NSO presents The Trumpet of the Swan A Novel Symphony starring John Lithgow, based on the book by E.B. White, adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, with mus…

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STAGE TUBE: First Commercial for THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON Released

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

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No More Extensions - MERCHANT OF VENICE to Close 2/20

The Public Theater's acclaimed production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Al Pacino as Shylock and Lily Rabe as Portia, will conclude its successful Broadway run on Sunday, February 20 a…

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Photo Coverage: First Look - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN in Rehearsal

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will begin on Friday, March 11, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street and will open on Sunday, April 10, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for a performance pr…

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Peccadillo Theater Company to Present First Full Production of A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN in 60 Years

THE PECCADILLO THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN For the first time in 60 years, the first fully-staged production of this beloved musical will open in New York City  Pe…

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A spellbinding vision of devilry by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

If Hieronymus Bosch were alive today and decided to turn his hand to playwriting rather than painting, he might concoct a nightmarish vision akin to that of Mark O’Rowe’s “…

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Their art project is all-inclusive by Geoff Edgers, Globe Staff

The heat was broken, so the trio behind Boston’s newest gallery wore scarves and coats and huddled around an electric teapot.

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‘Conversations’ across time by Mark Feeney, Globe Staff

Conversation is a matter of mouth and ear, of what’s said and heard. Except at the Museum of Fine Arts right now, where through June 19 conversation concerns the eye and what’s s…

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NewMusicalTheatre Contest/Concert by Adaumbelle

On Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:30pm at The Canal Room in NYC, NewMusicalTheatre.com will be presenting a follow-up concert to their explosive coming out party from last spring, with Kerri…

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No More Looking Backward: Professor Has Camera Removed From His Head by Kate Taylor

Wafaa Bilal, the New York University professor who had a camera inserted in the back of his head as part of an art project was forced to remove part of the camera on Friday because his body …

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“Baby It’s You” First Look by Adaumbelle

Here is your first look at the new Broadway musical “Baby It’s You” starring Beth Leavel, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and L.A. Drama Critic Award Winner “The Dro…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Julie Andrews to Be Honored at Backstage at the Geffen Benefit; Carol Burnett to Serve as Presenter

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews will be honored with the Distinction in Theater Award at Backstage at the Geffen, a fundraising benefit to be held on Monday, May 2. Carol Burnett w…

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Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy Replaces Rita Moreno's Life Without Makeup in Berkeley Rep Season

Anna Deavere Smith will perform her solo play, Let Me Down Easy, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, running May 28-June 26. Leonard Foglia has directed the production. Smith's show is …

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John Lithgow, Jason Lott, Christopher Venditti, et al. Set for The Trumpet of the Swan in DC

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) has announced casting for The Trumpet of the Swan: A Novel Symphony, to be offered in the Concert Hall at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing …

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Andrew Long, Jane Pfitsch to Star in Huntington Theatre Company's Educating Rita

Andrew Long and Jane Pfitsch will star in Willy Russell's Educating Rita, to run March 11 - April 10 at the Huntington Theatre Company. Maria Aitken will direct the production. Educat…

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Photo Flash: First Look at the New Cast of ANGELS IN AMERICA!

Signature Theatre Company presents Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, directed by Michael Greif. The production, originally slated to run through December 19…

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Brad Pitt Smith's Dream Choice for 'Daddy Warbucks' in ANNIE Remake

Access Hollywood reports today that Willow Smith is hopeful that Brad Pitt will play the role of 'Daddy Warbucks' in the upcoming remake of Annie, in which she will star. Pitt has not yet re…

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InDepth InterView: Anika Noni Rose

Having appeared on Broadway in FOOTLOOSE, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF co-starring James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad, and snagging a Tony Award for her work on Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner's …

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Catching Up with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and the Cast of Three Sisters by Broadway.com Staff

Hollywood couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard are back at off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company in Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters. The duo is joined by a talented slew of stag…

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Exclusive Photo and Video! How to Succeed Cutie Rose Hemingway on Rosemary Pilkington 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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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, et al. Participating in Clothes Off Our Backs Online Auction

Stage veterans Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo are among the artists who are participating in an online auction sponsored by the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, which raise…

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VIDEO FLASH: Beth Leavel Previews Broadway's Baby It's You

The producers of the upcoming Broadway musical Baby It's You have a released a first look at the show, which features an interview with the show's star Beth Leavel. Conceived by…

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Beth Leavel Talks Baby, It’s You! at Photo Shoot (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel recently discussed playing Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife who discovered the singing group The Shirelles, in the upcoming musical Baby, It’s…

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Chicago, Addams Family, Quartet Stars Celebrate George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" (Photos) by Thomas Peter

“Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos celebrated his 50th birthday on the show Feb. 10, and received a surprise visit from actors in some of his family’s favo…

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The Children's Hour, Comedy Theatre, London

Ian Rickson's cast boasts three generations of screen stars with Keira Knightley and Elizabeth Moss at the centre of things

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STAGE TUBE: Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump in HOW TO SUCCEED

When HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING opens on Sunday, March 27, 2011 Christoper J. Hanke will be playing 'Bud Frump'. Here he talks about the role and more behind the scenes…

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STAGE TUBE: First Look At BABY IT'S YOU

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel discusses the upcoming Broadway production of Baby Its You during a photo shoot for the new musical.

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STAGE TUBE: SPIDER-MAN's America Olivo on Christopher Tierney and How to Survive SPIDEY Critics

Actress America Olivo is full of surprises.The first time she was on the Mr. Media Radio show, ostensibly to promote a new movie called Circle, she did the interview from the basement of the…

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Zach Helm Is “Interviewing” You by Laura Hedli

In his new Off Broadway play, the artist makes his audience the star There are certain shows that stay with you long after you leave the theatre, and Spalding Gray’s Interviewing the Audie…

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Watch Tony Winner Beth Leavel Go Glam in Baby It's You! First Look by Broadway.com Staff

Tony winner Beth Leavel is returning to Broadway this spring and bringing some of the '60s biggest hits with her in the new musical Baby It's You! Leavel plays Florence Greenber…

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: Good Glitch, Bad Glitch by Ben Brantley

When something goes wrong during a show, the illusion of reality that has been created on stage can fall apart before your eyes.

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In a flap over 'Spider-Man,' previews, reviews and critics gone wild by Chris Jones

A sign for "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" towers over 42nd Street in New York. (Getty) When the Supreme Court of the United States decided the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W…

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Touch by Hunter Styles

Nothing’s cozy like the cosmos. One would think that such a never-ending freezing expanse would snuff out the flames of life, but more often than not it brings us closer together, huddled …

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Farewell (for Now) to Guitar Hero by Seth Schiesel

Even as music games have remained popular with players, the business behind them has struggled mightily.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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How To Succeed In Business (Without Really Trying) Television Commercial by H2sbway

How To Succeed In Business (Without Really Trying) Television Commercial Website: http://bit.ly/H2SYouTube Starring the multi award-winning international stage and film actor Daniel Radcli…

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A Vibrant Thing by Travis Bedard

A friend asked what I felt a vibrant theatre community was. Disappointed to realize I hadn’t already defined that term in this space I told her I would write up a post. This is that post. …

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Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Loyacano, Jim Stanek et al. Set for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Off-Broadway

Peccadillo Theater Company has announced casting for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which will begin previews on March 12 at Theatre at St. Clement's in anticipation of an official opening o…

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John Ruffin's Gospel Play An Ideal Husband Set for February 26 Broadcast on GMC

John Ruffin's Gospel play The Ideal Husband will be broadcast on GMC on February 26 at 7pm (ET), with encore presentations at 9pm and 11pm. Ruffin has directed his the project. The pi…

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Sister Act Cast Raises Its Voice on "The View" (Video) by Thomas Peter

The cast of Sister Act, which begins previews at the Broadway Theatre March 24, gave a special preview performance on “The View” Feb. 9. Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller (as D…

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Comedian Kathy Griffin heads to Broadway for one-woman show

Comedian Kathy Griffin is taking her no-holds-barred routine to the Great White Way, announcing Thursday she will star in a one woman show "Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony." The Emmy winner and G…

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Company – review by Lyn Gardner

Southwark Playhouse, London"Marriage," declared Mae West, "is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet." Neither is Bobby, the anti-hero of Stephen Sondheim's 1970 music…

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Ballet Black – review by Judith Mackrell

Linbury Studio theatre, LondonBallet Black deserve to celebrate as they stage their 10th-anniversary programme. This small, determined company have not only carved out a much-needed niche fo…

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The Merchant of Venice – review by Alfred Hickling

Derby theatreAny staging of The Merchant of Venice worth its salt must contain an instance in which the racial hatred becomes so appalling it is impossible to watch. That moments occurs in t…

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STAGE TUBE: Baby It's You! - First Look with Beth Leavel

A behind the scenes look of the publicity images shoot for the new Broadway musical Baby It's You has just been released

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MDQ's Clendening And Guest Appear On Boomer & Carton

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET stars Eddie Clendening and Lance Guest will appear live on Boomer amp Carton, the sports talk show broadcast simultaneously on WFAN 660 AM and MSG-TV Time Warner Chann…

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BWW TV Broadway Beat Highlights of BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6!

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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Willow Smith Wants Brad Pitt to Adopt Her in Annie Movie by Broadway.com Staff

Rising star Willow Smith is currently prepping to star as Annie in an upcoming remake of the classic musical and recently revealed to Access Hollywood who she'd like to star as her Olive…

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Million Dollar Rocker Levi Kreis Wants to Get Wicked This 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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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Celebrates 116th Anniversary

The Importance of Being Earnest Celebrates the 116th Anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s comedy! The stars of ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s hit Broadway production posed to re-create the 1895 p…

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'Let us think of these things always' at the MCA: Probing the dangers of silent conspiracy by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Let us think of these things always. Let us speak of them never" ★★★ Through Sunday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.; Tickets: $28 at 312-397-401…

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Bella Itkin, renowned acting teacher, dies at 90 by Chris Jones

Bella Itkin — formally Bella Itkin-Konrath, informally Dr. Bella — a teacher who taught several generations of American actors, died on Wednesday, DePaul University has announce…

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The Cripple of Inishmaan by Terry Ponick

Morning, noon, and night, gigantic waves from the windswept Atlantic crash against the craggy cliffs of three forlorn rocky outcrops at the mouth of Galway Bay. These are Ireland’s legenda…

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Theater Talkback: Good Glitch, Bad Glitch by Ben Brantley

When something goes wrong during a show, the illusion of reality that has been created on stage can fall apart before your eyes.

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"Antony and Cleopatra" Misses Historic Egyptian Uprising. Quick, Whre's My Asp?

I wonder if Hartord Stage folks wish they scheduled its production of William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" to run now instead of last October? With the history-shaping news comi…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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How To Succeed... : Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch by H2sbway

How To Succeed... : Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch http://bit.ly/H2SYouTube Starring the multi award-winning international stage and film actor Daniel Radcliffe (Equus on Broadway…

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Jason Robert Brown, Anika Noni Rose to Offer April Concerts at Henry Street Settlement

Tony Award winners Jason Robert Brown and Anika Noni Rose will offer three concert performances at New York City's Henry Street Settlement, April 28-30 at 8pm. The concert will includ…

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Vanessa Hudgens: I’m, like, a very hyper, energetic, crazy type of crazy

Vanessa filmed the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth with Michael Caine: “Not only is he uh-mazingly, stupidly talented, but he still kind of hits on me. All the time. If it was…

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Paul Haggis and the New Yorker magazine Scientology article: the fallout

Lawrence Wright's 26 page story in the New Yorker about the director and his decades long relationship with the religion is not alwaysd critical. The three juiciest allegations have nothing …

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Blogger trashes 19 Kids and Counting

Jim bob and Michelle duggar are followers of the Bible and the parents of 19 children. Their fame makes them fair game for people like Maria Fotopoulos who claims: "the Duggar model is unsus…

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Anderson Cooper is targeted for death by Muslim extremists in gay jihad

The CNN anchorman has been targeted for death by Muslim extremists, jihadists and Egyptian goon squads. He was in Egypt covering the political unrest and knows about the threats and is very …

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Harry Connick, Jr. Brings New Orleans to Broadway in Concert Preview Clips (Video) by Thomas Peter

Grammy and Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Harry Connick, Jr. performed in concert for Broadway audiences in July 2010. Viewers across the country will be able to enjoy Connick’s s…

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Hwang et al. to Judge Village Voice's 56th Annual Obie Awards; Ceremony Held 5/16

The Village Voice, the nations first and largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced the judges for the 56th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards. The Voices chief theater critic, Michael Fe…

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Happiness! Watch Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald Make Merry at the Drama League Gala by Broadway.com Staff

When a Tony-winning diva like Patti LuPone is a gala's guest of honor, like she was at the Drama League's 27th Annual All-Star Benefit Gala on February 7, you know it’s going t…

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Make Up, Rachel and Finn! Fans Want Lea Michele and Cory Monteith to Get Back Together on Glee by Broadway.com Staff

With the students of Glee swapping love interests all over the place on the show's recent Valentine's Day episode, Broadway.com asked readers which couple they'd like to see stic…

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Squigs Heads to the Russian Countryside for a Portrait of Three Sisters by Broadway.com Staff

It’s the hottest off-Broadway ticket this winter, but intrepid Broadway.com artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson snagged a seat to see Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet …

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AFI's Davey Havok, Justin Guarini and Van Hughes Lead New American Idiot Cast by Broadway.com Staff

New stars are set for Broadway's American Idiot beginning on March 1 at the St. James Theatre. AFI lead singer Davey Havok will take over the role of St. Jimmy, American Idol vet&nb…

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Need someone to write with? Come to our Collaborator Speed Date! by Ken Davenport

Unless you're some kind of writing triple-threat wunderkind that can pull off book, music & lyrics, if you want to write musicals, you're going to need a partner . . . or two . . . or si…

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Village Voice Announces Judges for 56th Annual Obie Awards

THE VILLAGE VOICE ANNOUNCES JUDGES FOR THE 56TH ANNUAL OBIE AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE HELD MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway’s Highest Honor Salutes Outstanding Theat…

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Playwright Richard Nelson answers the Tynan critics by Lorraine Treanor

By now we hope all fans of the work of Kenneth Tynan have made plans to catch Philip Goodwin’s solo performance in Tynan, about to close this weekend at Studio Theatre. While most of the c…

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Popcast: The Grammy Awards and an Interview With Betty Wright by The New York Times

This week: Grammys special. Nate Chinen on controversies in the Hawaiian category, and an interview with R&B nominee Betty Wright.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Broadway, Her Way: Catching Up With Ashley Brown by Alissa Norby

Catching up with Broadway's Ashley Brown.

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Heidi Armbruster, Laura Esterman, Ruth Maleczech, Charlotte Parry et al. Set for Red Bull Reading of Vinegar Tom

Heidi Armbruster, Michelle Beck, Annika Boras, Laura Esterman, Christopher Gerson, Ruth Maleczech, Charlotte Parry, and Alexandra Szczepanowska will be featured in a staged concert reading o…

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David Henry Hwang, Evan Yionoulis, et al. Announced as Obie Judges; Ceremony Set for May 16

The Village Voice has officially announced the judges for the 56th annual Obie Awards, which will be held at Webster Hall on Monday, May 16. Names of the ceremony's hosts, presenters an…

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Mackenzie Astin, Will Beinbrink, Richard Jenik, et al Set for Extension of David L. Ray's Caught

Film and television star Mackenzie Astin will join the cast of David L. Ray's Caught, at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles, on February 19. Three-time Ovation Award winner Nick DeGrucc…

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Michael Kahn, Ethan McSweeny et al. Set to Direct for Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2011-2012 Season

The Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the line-up and directors for its 2011-2012, 25th Anniversary season. The company's annual Free For All production will be Shakespeare&ap…

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Charlie Sheen offers to pay Two and a Half Men crew while he's in rehab

Charlie Sheen has offered to partially reimburse the crew of his hit CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men who have been sidelined while the actor is undergoing a rehab treatment.

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Lady GaGa: I am completely self invented

Fascinating interview with Vogue. "Speaking purely from a musical standpoint, I think I am a great performer. I am a talented entertainer. I consider myself to have one of the greatest voice…

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Best Actress Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence: I am attracted to my brother

The Kentucky born star who is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for Winter's Bone told Rolling Stone Magazine she was icknamed Nitro. "I was so dykey". She said "little redneck things stil…

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The Whipping Man – Civil War Seder at Manhattan Theatre Club Stage 1

It is the fine, intelligent and original script by Matthew Lopez that captures our hearts along with the excellent direction of Doug Hughes and the powerful performances that you will rememb…

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Alison Pill, Tony Roberts, Samantha Soule, Martin Vidnovic et al. Set for Benefit Reading of The Idealist

Alison Pill, Tony Roberts, Samantha Soule, and Martin Vidnovic will head the cast of a benefit reading of Jennifer Strome's new play The Idealist, to be presented at The Times Center on…

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How the Egypt crisis has shut down show business

The political crisis in Egypt has had a devastating impact on the entertainment industry in the country that has been called the "Hollywood of the Middle East." "Everything is shut down; lif…

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Will Smith's daughter Willow wants Brad Pitt to star with her in Annie

Willow Smith, 10, is starring in the upcoming remake of Annie and she knows who she wants to play her adoptive dad, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. When asked she she wanted to star with her sh…

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Noises off: Does America need so many theatres? by Chris Wilkinson

It's a valid question – but when it was asked by the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, the internet went into overdriveAre there too many theatres in America? Rocco Landesman t…

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Tix On Sale For KATHY GRIFFIN WANTS A TONY

Double Emmy winner, Grammy nominee and NY Times Best Selling author Kathy Griffin announced today she is taking her stand-up comedy show to Broadway titled KATHY GRIFFIN WANTS A TONY for 8 p…

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STAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone & Audra McDonald Perform 'Happy' Duet at The Drama League 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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Twitter Watch: Joel Grey 'Sutton Foster is awesome'

On Twitter Watch, Joel Grey wrote joelgrey1 Sutton Foster is awesome. The voice, the legs, the intelligence... and sexy too She'll be a knockout Reno. We're having a blast.4 minutes ago joel…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Glinda in Rehearsal

They're hard at work in previews at The London Palladium now, but a few weeks ago we caught up with our Good Witch Emily Tierney - aka Glinda - in the rehearsal studios to find out how thing…

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ArtsBeat: Kathy Griffin Coming to Broadway by Erik Piepenburg

The salty comedian will make her Broadway debut in a new one-woman show, "Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony."

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New Cast Members Announced for AMERICAN IDIOT

NEW CAST MEMBERS ANNOUNCED LEAD SINGER OF ROCK BAND AFI IN HIS BROADWAY DEBUT DAVEY HAVOK AS “ST. JIMMY”  SINGER/ SONG WRITER JUSTIN GUARINI AS “WILL”  ORIGINAL BROADWAY…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Justin Guarini, Davey Havok, Van Hughes, Libby Winters to Star in Broadway's American Idiot

Justin Guarini, Van Hughes, and Libby Winters will take on leading roles in Broadway's American Idiot on March 1. They will respectively replace Michael Esper as Will; John Gallagher, J…

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Kathy Griffin to Play Broadway's Belasco Theatre in March

Emmy Award winner Kathy Griffin will bring her new stand-up comedy show, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, to Broadway's Belasco Theatre for an eight-show run, March 11-19. The show will fea…

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Actress Peggy Rea Dies at Age 89

Actress Peggy Rea, who originated the role of Eunice Hubbell in the Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire, has died at age 89 according to published reports. Rea also played the p…

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Eve Best, Janie Dee, Charles Edwards, et al. Set for Shakespeare's Globe 2011 Season

Shakespeare's Globe has announced preliminary casting for its 2011 season. Entitlled "The Word Is God", the season will launch with a cover-to-cover unstaged reading of The B…

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Derren Brown's Svengali to Play West End in June

Television magician and mind control expert Derren Brown will bring his latest live stage show Svengali to the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre, June 8-July 16, following a 73-date nation…

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Drag Queen James Davis to co star on the Real Housewives of Miami

James Davis (a.k.a. Elaine Lancaster) will soon be known as the first drag queen co-star on The Real Housewives of Miami. "There's no way to avoid it all... There's going to be more than it…

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Scientology gave lavish gifts like an airport hanger to Tom Cruise

Scientology poster child Tom Cruise was gifted a luxury airport hanger and an ostentatious office as a present from the church's controversial leader David Miscavige, says a former high rank…

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Egyptian pop star attacked by crowd in Egypt

The Arab word's King of Pop, Tamer Hosny, Egypt's answer to Justin Timberlake, was attacked by demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square. He publicly dissed Egypt's pro-democracy protests and w…

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Camille & Kelsey Grammer to finalize divorce

Kelsey's lawyer asked the judge to grant an immediate divorce decree, leaving the property settlement issues for a later date. Lawyers for both Kelsey and Camille have agreed on all the prer…

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Al Gore got Keith Olbermann for Current TV: station reaches 18,000 homes in prime time

Less than 24 hours after Keith Olbermann anchored his last edition of Countdown on Jan. 21, Al Gore placed a call to his friend inviting him to join Current TV. “We've been friends for a w…

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Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald "Get Happy" at the Drama League Celebration (Video) by Andrew Gans

The Drama League presented its 27th annual all-star gala, A Musical Celebration of Broadway, Feb. 7 in the Grand Ballroom at The Pierre New York. The evening honored two-time Tony Award win…

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Follow our tweets from the State of the Arts conference

With cuts to arts funding a key issue at this year's State of the Arts conference, follow the action live with our tweetsGuardian theatre critic Lyn Gardner is tweeting from the State of the…

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STAGE TUBE: Danny Stiles Talks WONDERLAND

Hold on to your hats The box office for Broadway's WONDERLAND - A New Alice.

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Jason Robert Brown & Anika Noni Rose Return to NYC with 'Caucasian Rhythm Brass Band' in April

Composer Jason Robert Brown announced that after last year's successful run at Birdland and a sold-out stint in London, he and Anika Noni Rose are coming back to New York with their show, Th…

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Script Changes & Other Work Continues on SPIDER-MAN

After what's reported as two sold out shows yesterday, the cast of SPIDER-MAN will be back at work in rehearsal this afternoon, on tech work on the still being tweaked 'Deeply Furious', flyi…

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AFI's Davey Havok, Van Hughes, Justin Guarini & More Joining AMERICAN IDIOT in March; Gallagher Departs

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

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GRACE NOTES - Thursday, Feb. 10, 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: New 'American Idiot' Cast Members Include Davey Havok of AFI by Dave Itzkoff

The California punk rocker will be part of a new round of "American Idiot" cast members, including Justin Guarini, who join the production on March 1.

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Kathy Griffin Coming to Broadway by Erik Piepenburg

The salty comedian will make her Broadway debut in a new one-woman show, "Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony."

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Kathy Griffin to Play Broadway's Belasco Theatre in March

Emmy Award winner Kathy Griffin will bring her new stand-up comedy show, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, to Broadway's Belasco Theatre for an eight-show run, March 11-19. The show will fea…

Linked From TheaterMania at 08:00AM

Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Marcia Gay Harden to Star in Back Roads Film

Stage veterans Andrew Garfield and Jennifer Garner and Tony Award winner Marcia Gay Harden will star in a film adaptation of Tawni O'Dell's novel Back Roads, according to a report…

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AFI's Davey Havok, Van Hughes, Justin Guarini & More Joining AMERICAN IDIOT in March; Gallagher Departs

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

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Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast: The Dream of the Burning Boy

Rehearsals are underway for Roundabout Underground's The Dream of the Burning Boy, a new play by David West Read directed by Evan Cabnet. The Dream of the Burning Boy will feature Reed Birne…

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Kathy Griffin on Her Broadway Show 'Asked to Understudy SPIDER-MAN'...

Double Emmy winner, Grammy nominee and NY Times Best Selling author Kathy Griffin announced today she is taking her stand-up comedy show to Broadway titled KATHY GRIFFIN WANTS A TONY for 8 p…

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New 'American Idiot' Cast Members Include Davey Havok of AFI by Dave Itzkoff

The California punk rocker will be part of a new round of "American Idiot" cast members, including Justin Guarini, who join the production on March 1.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller at Arclight

Comedy and cannibalism make for strange bedfellows.

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Bradley Cooper to Star in The Words Movie

Broadway veteran Bradley Cooper will star in The Words, according to a report in Variety. Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal will direct the film, which they have also written. The movie cen…

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Theatre bloggers must leave previews alone | Matt Trueman by Matt Trueman

Theatre-makers need previews to fine-tune their shows. Reviewing them online before they're ready shows a lack of respect for all involvedA few days ago on this blog, Alistair Smith argued f…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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This Week on Broadway for February 6, 2011: Lost in the Three Sisters 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: Peter Filichia | peter@broadwayradio.com | Facebook Jame…

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Kevin Smith loses 65 lbs. after getting kicked off airplane

"I felt at that moment, I was like, 'You know what? I'll lose the weight, but I'm not putting on thinner clothes,'...Because why? I'm still the same person I was when I was 65 lbs. heavier."

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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz files for divorce from Pete Wentz

"After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,"

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Taylor Momsen wears very little to movie premiere

Last night Justin Bieber celebrated the premiere of his 3-D film, Never Say Never, in Los Angeles. Momsen appeared at the premiere.

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NCIS set shut down after security guard killed in freak accident

A security guard on the set of the hit CBS drama was killed when he was hit by a van after its driver lost control of the vehicle and veered into the area.

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Miley Cyrus on smoking salvia: I'm not perfect. I made a mistake

“For me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for,”

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Judy Garland's former Bel Air mansion up for sale

Garland shared the home with her sister, mother, and grandmother. The listing information notes that since the actress lived there, other Tinseltown celebrities, including Quincy Jones and M…

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Alanis Morissette debuts first photo of baby boy

The famous singer/songwriter and rapper husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway posted the first photo of their family’s new addition

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BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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See the London premiere of an Ayckbourn thriller

Members can get a £5 discount on tickets to see the London premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's play, Snake in the Grass, at The Print Room in Notting HillSnake in the Grass is a rarely performed p…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Mann, Bogart & Darrington Star in AMAZING GRACE Readings, 2/10

Variety is reporting that a new musical, AMAZING GRACE will have a pair of readings February 10-11, directed by Gabriel Barre.

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'Guys and Dolls' at the Marriott Theatre: Mueller is just the dame to lead this 'Guys and Dolls' by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Guys and Dolls" ★★★ Through March 27 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire; Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes; Tickets: $40-$48 at 847-634-0200 and …

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Backstage, a sense of family by Lenny Megliola, Globe Correspondent

In the case of one community theater, the back story is as compelling as the productions it puts on.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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In the end, Google’s closeups intrude on the art experience by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

Just how wonderful is the new Google Art Project, which allows you to navigate through galleries of the world’s leading museums and get microscopically close to masterpieces such as Va…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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5 great things about ‘Spider-Man’ (yes, really) by Jesse North

Daily Bugle News Flash! Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is not the best musical ever written. However, the venomous reviews and general bad press seem to be overshadowing the aspects that dire…

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Producer Arielle Tepper Madover Named Keynote Speaker for League of Professional Theatre Women, 2/10

The League of Professional Theatre Women LPTW is pleased to host Arielle Tepper Madover as the guest speaker at the LPTW's annual Leadership Luncheon. Ms. Tepper Madover will share her insig…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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9 TO 5: The Musical • The Fox by Andrea

In case you didn't know, this 1980's movie was adapted for the stage a couple of years ago, and now this girl-powered "little guy gets the better of the boss" musical has punched in at the F…

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Vieux Carré by Theasy.com

The Wooster Group, Off Broadway By Nancy Kelly BOTTOM LINE: Vieux Carré, a groundbreaking revival of a little-known Tennessee Williams memory play, is a fantastic example of what Th…

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'American Idol': ... and Don't Forget J.Lo! by Jon Caramanica

Steven Tyler is getting the attention on "American Idol," but Jennifer Lopez is proving to be an insightful and succinct judge.

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“Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best” by Adaumbelle

  If you are not watching “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best” on WE every Tuesday at 9pm, you are missing one of the best hours of television! Joan Rivers has decided to l…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Having fun's Wonder-ful by Leigh Witchel

When Ronald K. Brown's company performs, the dancers seem to enjoy themselves as much as you do -- and maybe more. Now finishing its 25th year, Brown's Brooklyn-based Evidence, a Dance Co…

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Disappearance comedy gets slightly lost by Frank Scheck

Who, younger readers may wonder, was Michael Rocke feller? Back in 1961, former Gov. Nelson's 23-year-old son went to Papua New Guinea on an anthropological expedition and never returned.…

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THEATER: Laws of Motion by Aaron Riccio

Photo/Michael Mahoney It's the unscheduled delay on the local train that convinces Christopher (Gregg Mozgala) to fake a sneeze, hoping to catch the eye of the pretty girl, Anna (Sara Buffam…

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Davey Havok, Justin Guarini join 'American Idiot'

Billie Joe Armstrong will hand over his role in "American Idiot" to another rocker -- Davey Havok, lead singer of AFI.

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A Playwright Whose Time Seems to Be Now by Reeves Wiedeman

Nathan Louis Jackson has made a quick return to New York theater with his new play “When I Come to Die.”

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Photos From the Broadway Backwards Benefit by Erik Piepenburg

Broadway Backwards, an annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, re-interprets the songs of musical theater.

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A New Musical From Bernhard and Bond by Erik Piepenburg

Sandra Bernhard and Justin Bond are collaborating on a new musical.

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Review: The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller by Chris Kompanek

Jeff Cohen's deeply satisfying play imagines what might have happened to Nelson Rockefeller's son on his fateful trip to New Guinea.

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Feature: Kate Baldwin Keeps On Singing! by Brian Scott Lipton

The Tony-nominated star discusses her upcoming shows at Lincoln Center's American Songbook and Feinstein's at Loews Regency.

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Matthew Morrison to Headline Goodman Theatre Gala by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award nominee and Glee star Matthew Morrison will headline the Goodman Theatre's gala, "One Enchanted Decade, on May 21.The black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception at the Goodm…

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Joan Barber, Peter Gregus, Kirsten Wyatt, et al. Set for York Readings by Dan Bacalzo

The York Theatre Company has announced casting for two upcoming readings of new musicals, to be presented at the company's home at the Theatre at Saint Peter's.Frank Basile, Ryan Boda, Vivie…

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Douglas Carter Beane, Donna Lynne Champlin Set for Transport Group's Dark Night Events by Dan Bacalzo

Transport Group has announced two upcoming "Dark Night Events," to be held during the run of the company's revival of Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again, at 52 Mercer Street.On Monday, Marc…

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VIDEO FLASH: Sister Act Cast Performs on ABC's The View by Brian Scott Lipton

Patina Miller and cast members from the new Broadway musical Sister Act performed a number from the show on the ABC Daytime talk show The View on Wednesday, February 9. The musical is slate…

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Lynda Carter, Mark Campbell, Ricky Ian Gordon, et al. Set for Virginia Arts Festival by Dan Bacalzo

Lynda Carter has been added to the Virginia Arts Festival Line Up, and will appear at the Williamsburg Lodge on May 29 in two cabaret performances. She replaces the previously reported Jane …

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John Kassir, Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci Set for Jack the Giant Killer Film by Dan Bacalzo

Theater veterans John Kassir, Bill Nighy, and Stanley Tucci have been cast in New Line/Legendary's upcoming film, Jack the Giant Killer, according to a report in Variety.The film will featur…

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PHOTO FLASH: Reed Birney, Matt Dellapina, Alexandra Socha et al. at Dream of the Burning Boy Rehearsal by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, February 9, cast members from David West Read's new play, The Dream of the Burning Boy met members of the press at their New York Rehearsal studio.The cast features Reed Birne…

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Michael Friedman, Boyd Gaines, Garry Hynes, Alfred Uhry, Julie White et al. Set for MTC's "7@7" Reading Series by Andy Propst

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the plays that will be presented as part of its "7@7" reading series, to be offered on consecutive Mondays February 28 - April 11 at New York City Center…

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Randy Cohen, Barry Edelstein, Richard Thomas, et al. Set for February 28 Public Forum by Dan Bacalzo

Emmy-winning actor Richard Thomas and director Barry Edelstein will be among the participants in the Public Theater's next "Public Forum" event, entitled "Too Rich To Fail: A Town Hall Meeti…

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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz FIles For Divorce by Brian Scott Lipton

Singer and actress Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, who portrayed Roxie Hart in the Broadway amd West End productions of the musical Chicago, has filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Fall O…

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Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbra Streisand, Usher, et al. to Perform on Grammy Awards Broadcast by Andy Propst

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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Simon Callow, Michael Codron, Stephen Sondheim, et al. Shortlisted for Sheridan Morley Prize by Andy Propst

The shortlist for the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography has been announced, according to a report on the website for the U.K. magazine, The Stage. The £2,000 prize, esta…

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Megan Hilty, Debra Messing, Theresa Rebeck, Marc Shaiman, Steven Spielberg, Scott Wittman, et al. Set for Smash by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veterans Debra Messing and Megan Hilty have been cast in the musical drama pilot entitled Smash, which will focus on the putting on of a Broadway musical, according to Deadline.com. NB…

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Roger Allam, Andrew Garfield, Kristin Scott Thomas, et al. Win Evening Standard Film Awards by Andy Propst

The winners of the Evening Standard Awards for film were announced in a ceremony held on Monday, February 7, according the BBC News website. Stephen Mangan hosted the event, which was held …

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Miles Anderson, Jonno Roberts, Jay Whittaker et al. Set for Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival by Dan Bacalzo

Preliminary casting has been announced for The Old Globe Theatre's 2011 Shakespeare Festival, to be presented May 29 - September 25.Miles Anderson will star as Prospero in Shakespeare's The …

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Annette Bening, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Oprah Winfrey, et al. Will Be Oscar Presenters by Brian Scott Lipton

Annette Bening, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, and Oprah Winfrey will be presenters at the 83rd Annual Academ…

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Nancy Opel, Peter Scolari, Mary Testa to Star in George Street Playhouse's Fox on the Fairway by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominees Nancy Opel and Mary Testa and stage and screen star Peter Scolari will star in Ken Ludwig's new farce, The Fox on the Fairway, to run March 22-April 17. David Saint will …

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Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan to Star in He Loves Me Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Paul Dano and real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan will co-star in the new film He Loves Me, featuring a script by Kazan, according to The Los Angeles Times. The movie will be directed by Jonatha…

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PHOTO FLASH: Federico Castelluccio, Angelica Torn at Anna Christie Benefit Performance by Dan Bacalzo

The Actors Studio presented an encore performance of its production of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie as a special benefit for The Actors Fund on Monday, February 7.Wilson Milam directed the…

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Kristin Chenoweth, Ricky Martin to Be Honored by GLAAD by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veterans Kristin Chenoweth and Ricky Martin will be the Special Honorees for this year's GLAAD Media Awards.Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award which is named after one of GLAA…

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Kerry Washington to Star in Shonda Rhimes' Untitled Pilot for ABC by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran Kerry Washington will star in an as-yet-untitled ABC drama pilot by Shonda Rhimes, according to Deadline.com.The pilot is based on the career of crisis management consultant…

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Audra McDonald to Depart ABC's Private Practice by Andy Propst

Audra McDonald will leave ABC's Private Practice at the end of Season 4 in order to spend more time with her family, according to a report on TVGuide.com. On the series, McDonald plays Naom…

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Jason Danieley, Kelli O'Hara Join Boston Pops for Florida Tour by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veterans Jason Danieley and Kelli O'Hara will join the Boston Pops for a March tour of Florida, in a program honoring composer Cole Porter.The program will feature songs such as "Ni…

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Antony Byrne, Eve Matheson, Rebecca Smith-Williams, et al. Set for U.K. Tour of After Troy by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for Glyn Maxwell's After Troy, which will begin a U.K. tour with an engagement at the Oxford Playhouse, running March 2-5. Alex Clifton will direct the production,…

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Cameron Folmar, Rachel Pickup, Emily Raymond, Gregory Wooddell et al. Set for STC's Ideal Husband by Dan Bacalzo

Casting has been announced for The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Oscar Wilde's social and political satire, An Ideal Husband, to play Sidney Harman Hall, March 8-April 10. Keit…

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Michael Cerveris, Dan Baum, Paul Sanchez, Colman deKay Set for February 27 Symphony Space Appearance by Andy Propst

Michael Cerveris, Dan Baum, Paul Sanchez and Colman deKay will appear at Symphony Space on February 27 to discuss the creation of and perform selections from the concept recording Nine Lives…

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Ryan Reynolds, Sam Shepard, Denzel Washington, et al. Set for Safe House Film by Dan Bacalzo

Actor and playwright Sam Shepard is among the newly announced cast members for the Universal thriller Safe House, according to a report in Variety. The film will star Ryan Reynolds and Denze…

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Cuban Arts and Culture Festival ¡Sí Cuba! to Play Multiple NYC Venues March 31-June 16 by Dan Bacalzo

¡Sí Cuba!, a festival showcasing the diversity of Cuban arts and culture from the traditional to the contemporary, will be held in multiple venues in New York City, Marc…

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VIDEO FLASH: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Dominic Fumusa, et al. in Nurse Jackie by Andy Propst

Showtime has released a trailer promoting the third season of the series Nurse Jackie, which stars stage veteran Edie Falco in the title role. As previously reported, the show will begin it…

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Helena Blackman, Daniel Boys, Michael Bruce, et al. Set for Appearances at the Delfont Room by Andy Propst

Jonathan Ansell and Daniel Boys will join Helena Blackman as she celebrates the release of her new CD, The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein, with a concert at the Delfont Room on February …

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PHOTO FLASH: Daniel Davis, Gregg Edelman, Penny Fuller, A.R. Gurney, Carolyn McCormick et al. at Opening of Black Tie by Dan Bacalzo

Primary Stages celebrated the opening of its world premiere production of A.R. Gurney's Black Tie, performing at 59 E59 Theaters, on February 8.The production is directed by Mark Lamos, and …

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Clint Holmes to Appear at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in April by Brian Scott Lipton

Singer Clint Holmes will appear at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, April 19-22, as well as take part in a special edition of Jamie deRoy & friends, to be held at the famed club on Sunday, …

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Fantasia Barrino to Star as Mahalia Jackson in New Film by Andy Propst

Fantasia Barrino will play the title role in a feature-film adaptation of the 1993 book Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. Eu…

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Works by John Logan, Sarah Ruhl, Theresa Rebeck et al. Part of Victory Gardens' 2011-2012 Season by Dan Bacalzo

Victory Gardens has announced selections for its 2011-2012 season, which will open with Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated In the Next Room or the vibrator play (September 9-October 10), directed…

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Kate Fry, Marc Kudisch, Bobby Steggert, et al. Set for Lincoln Center Theater's A Minister's Wife Musical by Andy Propst

Lincoln Center Theater has announced casting for the new musical, A Minister's Wife, which will begin previews on April 7 at Lincoln Center Theatre's Mitzi Newhouse Theater, in anticipation …

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Chuck Cooper, Reggie Jackson, Margo Moorer, et al. Set for Intiman's All My Sons by Andy Propst

Intiman Theatre has announced casting for Arthur Miller's All My Sons, to run March 18 - April 17. Valerie Curtis-Newton will direct the production.The play focuses on a family coming to te…

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Ed Harris, Diane Keaton to Star in The Look of Love Movie by Andy Propst

Diane Keaton and Ed Harris will star in The Look of Love, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Arie Posin will direct the movie, which has a screenplay he has co-written with Matthew McDuff…

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Irene Sofía Lucio, Joseph Parks, Henry Stram, et al. Set for Yale Rep's Romeo and Juliet by Andy Propst

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced casting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, to run March 11 - April 2 at the University Theatre. Shana Cooper will direct the production, which will hav…

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You Are the Star of Interviewing the Audience, Opening Feb. 10 at NYC's Vineyard by Kenneth Jones

Interviewing the Audience, Zach Helm's new interactive piece inspired by the work of monologist Spalding Gray, opens Feb. 10 at the Vineyard Theatre in Manhattan. Previews began Feb. 3.

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PLAYBILL EXCLUSIVE: Striking a Pose, Broadway's Earnest Troupers Recreate Historic Stage Pictures by Matthew Blank

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest -- currently enjoying an acclaimed and extended revival at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre -- celebrates its 116th anniversary on Valenti…

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When I Come to Die, About a Spared Death Row Inmate, Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 10 by Adam Hetrick

A death row inmate is granted an unlikely second chance in the world premiere of Nathan Louis Jackson's When I Come to Die, which officially opens Off-Broadway Feb. 10 after previews that be…

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Amazing Grace Readings, With Josh Young, Matt Bogart, Quentin Earl Darrington, Presented Feb. 10-11 by Andrew Gans

By-invitation-only readings of the new musical Amazing Grace will be presented Feb. 10-11 at 3 PM at The New 42nd Street Studios in Manhattan.

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Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 10 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez

1893 Birthday of Jimmy "Schnozzola" Durante (1893-1980), big-nosed comedian who would star on Broadway in Show Girl, The New Yorkers and Strike Me Pink. Catchphrases included "I got a millio…

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Broadway Cuckoo's Nest Veteran Will Be Admitted for Portland Center Stage Production by Adam Hetrick

Actor Tim Sampson, who appeared in the Steppenwolf and subsequent Tony-winning Broadway revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, will repeat his work as Chief Bromden for Portland Center …

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Hollywood's Dietrich and Literature's Remarque Are Focus of Puma, a World Premiere at NJ Rep by Kenneth Jones

Puma, the new play about the love affair between actress Marlene Dietrich and writer Erich Maria Remarque, with Hollywood's Golden Age as the backdrop, gets its world premiere by New Jersey …

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LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week by Adam Hetrick

Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they take a final bow.

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Michael Cerveris Shepherding Nine Lives, Musical About New Orleanians; NYC Sneak Peek Is Feb. 27 by Kenneth Jones

The nonfiction book "Nine Lives," a biography of nine New Orleans residents and their relationship with the fabled city, has inspired a song cycle and forthcoming album. Broadway actor and f…

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Arts & Crafts, New Musical by Sandra Bernhard and Justin Vivian Bond, to Play Joe's Pub by Andrew Gans

Two performances of Arts & Crafts, a new musical by Sandra Bernhard and Justin Vivian Bond, will be presented at Joe's Pub March 7 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.

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Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony to Play Limited Run at Broadway's Belasco by Andrew Gans

Prior to the arrival of Fat Pig, Emmy-winning comedienne Kathy Griffin will play a limited engagement at Broadway's Belasco Theatre.

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Pan African Film Festival Will Honor Phylicia Rashad Feb. 17 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement honor in Los Angeles during the Pan African Film Festival, according to the New York Times.

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The Children's Hour, with Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss, Opens in London Feb. 9 by Mark Shenton

Keira Knightley returns to the Comedy Theatre, where she made her West End debut in 2009 in The Misanthrope, to star opposite "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss in a new production of Lillian Hel…

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Elaine Stritch, Kathleen Turner, Tracy Letts, Amy Morton to Honor Edward Albee at Arena Stage by Thomas Peter

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee will be honored with the American Artist Award at the Arena Stage Benefit for Community Engagement, March 14 at Arena's Mead Center in Washingt…

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Eric Michael Gillett to Bring Songs From & About the Movies to Feinstein's by Thomas Peter

Cabaret veteran Eric Michael Gillett will present his latest solo act, Widescreen: Songs From & About The Movies, at Feinstein's at Loews Regency Feb. 15-19.

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Nancy Opel, Mary Testa, Peter Scolari to Star in George Street's Fox on the Fairway by Andrew Gans

Nancy Opel (Evita, Urinetown), Peter Scolari (Inspecting Carol and TV's "Newhart") and Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street) will star in the George Street Playhouse's upcoming production of Ken …

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PHOTO CALL: Birney, Socha, Sanders and Cast of The Dream of the Burning Boy Meet the Press by Matthew Blank

The cast of Roundabout Underground's winter-spring production of David West Read's new play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, greeted the press Feb. 9.

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Original Version of Grease, Grittier and Raunchier Than You Know, Will Get Production Where It All Began by Kenneth Jones

Before it was a Broadway hit and film sensation, Grease was a gritty 1971 play with music performed in Chicago that reflected the lives of Chicago teens in the 1950s.

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Megan Hilty, Debra Messing Join Cast of NBC Musical Pilot "Smash" by Thomas Peter

Broadway's Megan Hilty has joined the cast of "Smash," the NBC pilot for a series charting the creation of a Broadway musical, according to deadline.com.

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Leslie Kritzer IS Leslie Kritzer at Joe's Pub Set for April Run by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Broadway singer-actress Leslie Kritzer, most recently seen in the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess, will return to Joe's Pub in April with an all-new show.

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Tony Winner Chuck Cooper Will Preside Over African-American Family in Intiman's All My Sons by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning actor Chuck Cooper and Margo Moorer will lead the Intiman Theatre production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, which will focus on an African-American family struggling to h…

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Aisha de Haas, Kate Ferber, Grace McLean to Star in CAP21's The Daughters by Thomas Peter

Casting has been announced for CAP21's production of Shaina Taub's The Daughters, a "folk-funk opera" based on the story of the Trojan War, which will run March 2-20.

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Vesturport Theatre Group and Robin de Levita Hope to Bring Mad Alice, Love the Musical to the U.S. by Andrew Gans

Vesturport Theatre Group, led by Gisli Örn Gardarsson, and Robin de Levita have joined forces for international theatrical productions specifically aimed at Broadway, The West End and o…

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PHOTO CALL: Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles Resumes on Broadway by Matthew Blank

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

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John Benjamin Hickey to Appear on "The Good Wife" by Thomas Peter

Stage and screen veteran John Benjamin Hickey will appear in a March 1 episode of "The Good Wife," according to digitalspy.com.

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Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Rebecca Luker to Celebrate Susan Stroman for Vineyard; Tix On Sale by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Susan Stroman will be honored and entertained at a gala fundraiser for Vineyard Theatre Feb. 28 in Manhattan. Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, her…

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Jennifer Harmon, Josie de Guzman, Louisa Flaningam to Spar in August: Osage County at the Alley by Adam Hetrick

Jennifer Harmon, Sarah Gay, Louisa Flaningam and Tony Award nominee Josie de Guzman will be the volatile family members of August: Osage County at the Alley Theatre beginning Feb. 18.

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PHOTO CALL: Gregg Edelman, Daniel Davis, Carolyn McCormick Open Black Tie; Buffalo Names Feb. 8 "A.R. Gurney Day" by Matthew Blank

The world premiere of A.R. Gurney's comedy Black Tie, with Gregg Edelman, Daniel Davis and Carolyn McCormick, opened Feb. 8 at 59E59 Theaters. In a special curtain call announcement, the dat…

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Harry Groener and Ora Jones Are King and Queen in Madness of George III in Chicago by Kenneth Jones

Harry Groener, the three-time Tony nominee of Cats, Crazy for You and 1980's Oklahoma!, as well as many non-musical works, will play the title role in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater product…

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Kelli O'Hara and Jason Danieley Will Be Part of Boston Pops' Cole Porter Tour by Andrew Gans

Conductor Keith Lockhart will lead the Boston Pops in a six-concert, five-city tour of Florida, with stops in Sarasota, Clearwater, Longwood, Miami and West Palm Beach, March 15-20.

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Spring Episode of "Modern Family" Will Take Theatrical Turn by Adam Hetrick

Some of Broadway's greats will be referenced on an upcoming spring episode of ABC's "Modern Family," according to TVGuide.com.

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Love Is in the Air Gala to Feature LaChanze, Darius de Haas, Cady Huffman, J. Robert Spencer by Andrew Gans

The White Plains Performing Arts Center's annual gala, which is entitled Love is in the Air, will be held at the New York theatre Feb. 13 beginning at 6 PM.

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Jeremy Bobb, Kerry Malloy, Eric T. Miller Set for Free Reading of Ocean All Around Us by Andrew Gans

New York Theatre Workshop will present a staged reading of David Lavine's The Ocean All Around Us March 7 at 3 PM.

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Larry Gatlin, Clint Holmes, Christiane Noll Set for 20th Anniversary Celebration of Jamie deRoy & Friends by Andrew Gans

Jamie deRoy will celebrate the 20th anniversary season of her MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, April 17 at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.

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Spider-Man Producer and Spokesperson Unhappy with "Early" Reviews by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Both the producer and press representative for the new musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark have spoken about the decision of major publications to review the new production at the Foxwoods …

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Audra McDonald Departing ABC's "Private Practice" by Andrew Gans

Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is leaving the ABC drama "Private Practice" at the end of the season, according to TVline.com.

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Marc Kudisch, Bobby Steggert, Kate Fry Cast in Lincoln Center Theater's Minister's Wife by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

A Minister's Wife, a new musical by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton, Joshua Schmidt and Jan Tranen, will arrive Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater April 7…

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GLAAD Awards to Honor Kristin Chenoweth and Ricky Martin by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth and Grammy winner Ricky Martin are the special honorees of the 2011 GLAAD Media Awards, which will be presented March 19 in Manhattan and April 10 in Los …

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"Mr. Schue" in a New Light, Performing at the Goodman by Kenneth Jones

Broadway and stage star Matthew Morrison — teacher Will Schuester of TV’s "Glee" — will headline Goodman Theatre's May 21 Gala that celebrates One Enchanted Decade …

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A Cover Story: Catch Me If You Can by Matt Blank

Catch Me If You Can, the new Broadway musical from Tony Award-winning Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, begins previews at the Neil Simon Theatre March 11.The show, accor…

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Dan Lauria Helps Out With Letterman’s Top 10 - as Vince Lombardi (Video) by Thomas Peter

Dan Lauria, who recently visited "Late Night with David Letterman" to give the host a pep talk in character as Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, returned (again as Lombardi) Fe…

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Watch Valentine’s Day "Glee" Episode Here (Video) by Thomas Peter

“Glee” fans got a double dose of the hit Fox series this week. Two days after “The Sue Sylvester Shuffle” kicked off the show’s spring season following the Sup…

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La Cage Newcomers Tambor and Heredia Revel in the Funny

Jeffrey Tambor, preparing to play Georges in Broadway's La Cage aux Folles, talks about following in the footsteps of other actors and recalls a previous audition that didn't go his way. Wil…

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Mann, Bogart & Darrington Star in AMAZING GRACE Readings, 2/10

Variety is reporting that a new musical, AMAZING GRACE will have a pair of readings February 10-11, directed by Gabriel Barre.

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Producer Arielle Tepper Madover Named Keynote Speaker for League of Professional Theatre Women, 2/10 by Bww News Desk

The League of Professional Theatre Women LPTW is pleased to host Arielle Tepper Madover as the guest speaker at the LPTW's annual Leadership Luncheon. Ms. Tepper Madover will share her insig…

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Matthew Morrison Set For Goodman Theatre Gala, 5/21

Screen and stage heartthrob Matthew Morrison takes a break from his Glee television classroom to headline Goodman Theatre's May 21 Gala to celebrate One Enchanted Decade on Dearborn Street. …

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IDOL WATCH: The San Francisco Auditions by Nicole Rosky

Tonight's episode of American Idol marks a turning point in the competition, as judges Randy, JLo and Mr. Tyler made the trek to San Francisco for the final stop in their nation-wide search …

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Laura Bell Bundy to Perform National Anthem at Budweiser Shootout, 2/12

Country music singersongwriter Laura Bell Bundy will perform at the 33rd annual Budweiser Shootout on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Daytona International Speedway. Bundy will perform a pre- and post…

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Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season by Kelly Cameron

BWW brings you photo coverage of the 2011-2012 Mirvish Subscription Season launch. Highlights included Kim Cattrall announcing the pre-Broadway run of Private Lives and the Broadway Cast of…

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Photo Flash: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' Douglas Hodge Plays Birdland

Douglas Hodge, the Tony-winning star of the Broadway production La Cage Aux Folles, performed in concert as part of the Broadway at Birdland series on Monday, February 7. Musical Director S…

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ANYTHING GOES Box Office to Open on Valentine's Day

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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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on PBS

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. Check o…

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Australian Cast Recording of MARY POPPINS Available 2/18

The Mary Poppins Australian Cast Recording was captured over five nights at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne 2010. The Australian production stars Verity Hunt-Ballard in the title role and M…

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Photo Flash: Jones, Osnes, et al. Sing Kerrigan & Lowdermilk at CD Release Concert by Monica Simoes

Rising songwriters Jonathan Reid Gealt and Kait Kerrigan amp Brian Lowdermilk had a joint celebration of their respective CD releases Thirteen Stories Down and Our First Mistake on Sh-K-Boom…

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Photo Flash: Doyle, Umphress, et al. Sing Jonathan Reid Gealt at CD Release Concert by Monica Simoes

Rising songwriters Jonathan Reid Gealt and Kait Kerrigan amp Brian Lowdermilk had a joint celebration of their respective CD releases Thirteen Stories Down and Our First Mistake on Sh-K-Boom…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/9/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2911.

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STAGE TUBE: Watch SISTER ACT on The View!

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the cast of the new Broadway musical SISTER ACT were featured on ABC's The View this morning February 9, 2011. Miller, who is reprising her critically…

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Photo Flash: First CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Promo Picture!

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will begin on Friday, March 11, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street and will open on Sunday, April 10, 2011. Here's a first look at Aaron Tveit as Frank Ab…

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Photo Coverage: SISTER ACT Visits 'The View'

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the cast of the new Broadway musical SISTER ACT were featured on ABC's The View this morning February 9, 2011. Miller, who is reprising her critically…

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STAGE TUBE: Post-Reviews, SPIDER-MAN Tagged 'National Joke'

After many major newspapers published their reviews for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark on Tuesday, other major news outlets are picking up on the buzz the 65 million and counting spectacle was…

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Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan Will Star in 'He Loves Me' Film From 'Little Miss Sunshine' Team by Kelsey Denette

The team behind the 2006 independent hit film Little Miss Sunshine haven't made a movie in the time since - but, as the Los Angeles Times reports, a new film is in the works. The film, which…

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: ARCADIA! by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Preview performances of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA, directed by David Leveaux, will begin on Saturday, February 26 at 8PM at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street on Broadway. The off…

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STAGE TUBE: Dan Lauria on Good Day New York

Dan Lauria stopped by the WNYC Fox 5 Studios on Friday, February 4 to chat with Good Day New York about the Super Bowl and his starring role in LOMBARDI on Broadway.

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ACT Presents THE ORIGINAL GREASE, 5/2-6/5

American Theater Company ATC announces the restored, revised, R-rated The Original Grease. The production will run April 21 - June 5, 2011 at American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron, Chicago,…

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KATHY GRIFFIN WANTS A TONY Headed to Broadway's Belasco Theater in March

Telecharge.com is now listing information for Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony as headed to Broadway's Belasco Theater in March, with performances now on sale from March 11-13, and 15-19. The site…

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Twitter Watch: Cheyenne Jackson 'Shooting with Parker Posey This Week'

On Twitter Watch, Cheyenne Jackson wrote Cheyguynyc Been shooting with Parker Posey this week for new movie. She's ridiculously talented, kind, and musical. My kind of gal.2 minutes ago Chey…

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Get a Gripping First Look at the Public Theater's Compulsion, Starring Mandy Patinkin by Broadway.com Staff

Few stories have touched as many lives as that of Anne Frank, the young girl who chronicled her years hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in her now famous diary. In Rinne Groff's Compulsion, …

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Will Glee Mastermind Ryan Murphy Direct the Annie Remake, Starring Willow Smith? by Broadway.com Staff

Will Smith and Jay-Z's upcoming Annie film remake, starring Smith's daughter Willow, is hoping to recruit Glee creator Ryan Murphy to direct the project, according to Deadline.com. Murphy di…

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The Lion King's Chaunteé Schuler Has Beastly Desires This 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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Get in the Sister Act Spirit with a Sneak Peek on The View by Broadway.com Staff

Whoopi Goldberg starred in the hit 1992 film Sister Act as nun on the run Deloris Van Cartier, and now the TV host is shepherding the hit musical to Broadway. Whoopi and her co-hosts on The …

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Sweet Treats Sweep Anything Goes Star Joel Grey Off His Feet 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-worthy tunes and more…

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Enter the Turtle-Filled Backstage Sanctuary of Mamma Mia! Star Lisa Brescia by Broadway.com Staff

"This is my sanctuary," Lisa Brescia says of her expansive dressing room at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, home of the long-running musical hit Mamma Mia! Brescia has settled into the rol…

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Glee Poll: Which Romantic Couple Should Be Together? by Broadway.com Staff

The halls of McKinley High were filled with love songs on Glee's Valentine's Day episode, but the teens themselves couldn't seem to decide who belongs together. From an ex-couples possibly r…

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Let it Rain! The Beatles Tribute Re-Opens at Its New Broadway Theater by Broadway.com Staff

New York music lovers were in for a treat on February 8, when they welcomed Beatles tribute show Rain to the Great White Way for a second time this season. The show, which first bowed on Bro…

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Audra McDonald to Exit ABC's Private Practice by Broadway.com Staff

Four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will depart TV's Private Practice at the end of this season, according to TVLine.com. McDonald has been part of the Grey's Anatomy spinoff since it…

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Comedian Kathy Griffin Headed to Broadway in New Solo Show Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony by Broadway.com Staff

Emmy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin is bringing her act to Broadway with a new solo show, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony. The limited engagement will play for eight performances only from March …

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Arts and Crafts, New Musical from Sandra Bernhard and Justin Bond, to Bow at Joe's Pub by Broadway.com Staff

Comedienne Sandra Bernhard, Scissor Sisters lead singer Jake Shears and downtown drag artist Justin Bond are joining forces on a reading of their new musical Arts and Crafts, according to Th…

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Billy Elliot's Gregory Jbara Plans an Explosively Romantic 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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Wicked Meets Will & Grace! Megan Hilty and Debra Messing Sign On for NBC's Smash by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway darling Megan Hilty has landed a leading role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming NBC pilot Smash, a drama about the mounting of a Broadway musical, while former Will & Grace star De…

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Lombardi's Dan Lauria Returns to Letterman to Coach Dave on the Top Ten by Broadway.com Staff

With the Green Bay Packers emerging victorious from this year's Super Bowl, late night chat host David Letterman decided to celebrate the win by inviting the Pack's legendary coach, Vince Lo…

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Exclusive Photo and Video! How to Succeed Baddie Christopher J. Hanke on Bud Frump 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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GLAAD to Honor Kristin Chenoweth and Ricky Martin by Broadway.com Staff

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Broadway-bound singer Ricky Martin will receive special honors at this year's GLAAD Media Awards for their contributions to promoting equal rights and compa…

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Marc Kudisch, Bobby Steggert & More to Star in New Musical A Minister's Wife by Broadway.com Staff

Tony nominees Marc Kudisch and Bobby Steggert are among the complete cast of Lincoln Center Theater's forthcoming production of A Minister's Wife, a new musical based on George Bernard Shaw'…

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Rufus Wright on Playing a Hitchcock Hero in London's 39 Steps by Matt Wolf

The 39 Steps ranks as the West End's longest currently running comedy, and Rufus Wright has just stepped into the leading role of stiff-upper-lipped hero Richard Hannay. This affectionate pa…

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Black Tie - a new comedy by A. R. Gurney by Oscar E. Moore

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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I'd Rather Be Right (in Concert) by Erik Haagensen

Though hardly a musical for the ages, this dated but dizzy satire of President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal still scores points.

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Welcome to New York

All the inside information you need to live, work, and succeed as a performer in the bustling Big Apple.

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Canadians Thrive as Soft Money Well Runs Dry in U.S. and Europe by Etan Vlessing

Canada sees foreign location shooting rebound as Los Angeles producers seek stability as tax credits shrink or end in rival U.S. states and Europe.

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Twice Shylock: F. Murray Abraham returns in The Merchant of Venice by Adam Feldman

F. Murray Abraham takes another stab at The Merchant of Venice

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Free seat of the week: Ernst C. Stiefel 7@7 Reading Series by David Cote

Manhattan Theatre Club offers seven weeks of free readings

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Quote of the day: Facebook wags on Spider-Man by David Cote

Off-Off vets react to Spider-Man fiasco on Facebook

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“Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best” by Adaumbelle

  If you are not watching “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best” on WE every Tuesday at 9pm, you are missing one of the best hours of television! Joan Rivers has decided to l…

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5 great things about ‘Spider-Man' (yes, really) by Jesse North

Daily Bugle News Flash! Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is not the best musical ever written. However, the venomous reviews and general bad press seem to be overshadowing the aspects that dire…

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Pair pact for international stage productions

Legit News: Vesturport offerings target Broadway, West End -- Icelandic legit company Vesturport Theater Group and commercial producer Robin de Levita have struck up a partnership to bring s…

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Kudisch, Steggert join 'Minister's Wife'

Legit News: Fry reprises title role in Lincoln Center Theater staging -- Marc Kudisch and Bobby Steggert are among the Off Broadway cast of "A Minister's Wife," the tuner adaptation of "Cand…

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Leonard joins Broadway 'Born'

Legit News: Actor to appear opposite Belushi in play revival -- Robert Sean Leonard has signed on to "Born Yesterday," the upcoming Broadway play revival toplined by Jim Belushi.

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'Spider-Man' battles early pans

Legit News: Press frowns, but effect on B.O. remains to be seen -- Reviews are in for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and for the most part, they ain't good. But it's not yet clear how much…

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House Appropriations Head Targets National Endowment of the Arts for Cuts

The tom toms are being pounded by the Connecticut arts community tonight with the reports that House Appropriations Committee Hal Rogers (R-KY) will be introducing a proposal Thursday to cut…

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Writers Theatre's ‘Minister's Wife' headed to New York — with Chicagoans in cast

New York's Lincoln Center Theater has announced the casting for its production of “A Minister's Wife,” a new musical with book by Austin Pendleton, music by Joshua Schmidt and l…

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Critics get jump on Spidey play

NEW YORK — 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. S…

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The Spotlight: Nicholas Kazan on 'Mlle. God' at Atwater Village Theatre

Kazan's latest play riffs on Frank Wedekind's notorious fin de siècle dramas about Lulu, a libidinous free spirit for whom sex is a sacrament. Kazan's latest play riffs on Frank Wedekind's …

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Broad Stage gets $500,000 recital series grant from producer of TV's Classic Arts Showcase

The Burbank-based Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation announced the grant for the Broad's recital series on Wednesday.The Burbank-based Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundat…

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Now Is the Hour for All Good Artists by Darin Anthony

I have long been a fan of playwright Richard Greenberg's work and had heard of and knew of The Violet Hour from its roots at South Coast Repertory. I had yet to read or see the play when app…

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Submissions for CTG's Sherwood 2011 Award by La Stage Alliance

Center Theatre Group (CTG) is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Richard E. Sherwood Award, an annual $10,000 fund to support Los Angeles artists. The award is presented each year at t…

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Arts Can be Funded Through State Tax Returns by La Stage Alliance

Californians May Contribute to Arts Statewide via Annual State Tax Refunds.

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The Dangerous Beauty Diaries Part III: Change & Commitment by Deborah Behrens

Dangerous Beauty Director Sheryl Kaller has a favorite mantra she likes to impart after making adjustments or giving notes: That is a change and change is good. The phrase could easily be a …

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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.

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Entertation Index, Jan. 24-28: Cher and Cher Alike by Brown Tweed

Each week, the CFR publishes a condensed, best-of-the-best version of The Brown Tweed Society's acclaimed Entertation Index.It compiles the best dish, gossip and celebrity news filtered via …

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LINC, Ford Foundation Unveil $1M in ‘Space for Change’ Grants by Leonard Jacobs

If you ask me (which no one is), the jury is out as to whether "increasing capacity" -- meaning building more spaces for arts organization to do their work -- is the best thing when real est…

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Special FX artist adds spark to Playhouse Rep show "Lonesome West"

Stage Preview: We know the drill when it comes to Martin McDonagh's Leenane Trilogy plays -- eruptions of violence are imminent. Shooting a gun and the resultant damage to create a nightmari…

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Opera That Bridges the Divide

Opera companies can't just keep staging the same old productions of "Tosca" and "Carmen—they have to shed their snooty image if they want to thrive. But how? Houston Grand Opera's Anth…

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Why Are So Few Theatres Making Good Use of Twitter?

"Why is it left to a few individuals and a poker website to explore this new medium's creative possibilities, when an art form that spends its time commissioning writers, generating stories …

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The Secret of Good Set Design

"Great sets can be simple [or intricate], but they must fulfil two basic functions: relevance and ease. … Great sets, however traditional or disruptive, often seem to somehow spring fro…

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SISTER ACT on The View by Admin

The lovely ladies of Sister Act joined producer Whoopi Goldberg and her co-hosts on The View this morning to give the world a taste of their Broadway-bound show!Here’s a link to the pe…

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Meet the Cast of HOW TO SUCCEED – Part 3: BUD FRUMP by Admin

All week Broadway.com is bringing you a sneak peek of Daniel Radcliffe's co-stars in How to Succeed. Up next? Photo and video coverage of Christopher J. Hanke in costume as Bud Frump, …

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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by Bbbblogger

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Today's Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked item for more infor…

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Anything Goes Box Office Opens on Valentine's Day February 14 by Bbbblogger

For more information on ANYTHING GOES CLICK HERE For more information on the ROUNDABOUT THEATRE CLICK HERE

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MTC Announces Lineup for Ernst C. Stiefel “7@7″ Reading Series by Bbbblogger

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce Manhattan Theatre Club's lineup for the Ernst C. Stiefel “7@7” Reading Series. The r…

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LOMBARDI’s Dan Lauria returns to CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” by Bbbblogger

Dan Lauria made a return appearance to CBS' “The Late Show with David Letterman” last night in the guise of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi.Lauria, of course, i…

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Watch Dan Lauria on “Good Day New York” by Bbbblogger

Dan Lauria stopped by the WNYC Fox 5 Studios on Friday, February 4 to chat with “Good Day New York” about the Super Bowl and his starring role in LOMBARDI on Broadway. Check out …

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Show Showdown: Black Tie Review by Wendy Caster

In 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 rehearsal dinner for hi…

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More Spider-man-ia a curtainup feature by Elyse Sommer

how Feb. 8th made theatrical history as a theater critics' Tea Party

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This Week on Broadway for February 6, 2011: Lost in the Three Sisters by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Matthew Murray, Michael Portantiere and James Marino discuss Lost in the Stars, Three Sisters, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, The New York Idea, Other Desert Citie…

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Must the preview show go on? by Alistair Smith

The swell of internet reviews and unpalatable prices mean theatre previews no longer benefit producers or customers. So what's the point?

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City Room: Another Hirschfeld of Flowing Lines. But Bloodlines? That's a Puzzle. by COREY KILGANNON

Matt Hirschfeld is an artist hoping to follow in the footsteps of the legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, whom he claims as a relative.

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David Hare: 'I never regret turning down Hollywood' by Sarah Crompton

As a season of his work opens in Sheffield, David Hare tells Sarah Crompton why theatre will always be his first love.

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WORD CRAFT: Did Shakespeare Ever Think Twice?

Stephen Greenblatt on the question of revisions by the Bard of Avon.

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Is the West End price right for The Children’s Hour?…. by Mark Shenton

A new record was set last night for the regular “top” price for a play in the West End, with the opening of The Children’s Hour at the Comedy Theatre which has, at a stroke…

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Review: The Children’s Hour by Mark Shenton

This is commercial theatre not just at its most pricey but also best.

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The Children's Hour, Comedy Theatre, London by Charles Spencer (****)

Keira Knightley impressively wins her theatrical spurs in Lillian Hellman's melodrama, The Children's Hour.

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First Night: The Children's Hour, Comedy Theatre, London by Paul Taylor (***)

Knightley and Moss pass test - but a lesser name tops the class

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The Children's Hour - review by Michael Billington (***)

Are Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss as good on stage as at the box office? Yes. But, for all the excellence of their performances, nothing persuades me that Lillian Hellman's 1934 play is…

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Keira Knightley and 'Peggy' shine but unknown dazzles in The Children's Hour by Henry Hitchings (****)

In short, the acting is cogent, and the stars deliver. Yet for all the glamour and hype, it's hard to escape the feeling that this is a very good production of a historically significant but…

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The Shakespeare turns up show tunes, turns attention to Kahn in Season 25 by Peter Marks

Capitalizing on the many fans of classical drama who also seem to love show tunes, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will inaugurate in its 25th-anniversary season a musical-in-concert series …

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When slaves in Egypt owned slaves in Virginia by CAROL ROCAMORA

How could Jews, of all people, have owned slaves in the antebellum South? Matthew Lopez’s inspiring new play, The Whipping Man, uses one such family as a parable of faith, family, free…

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Finely etched characters breathe life into a barroom requiem by Celia Wren

"Charming Billy," a slender, elegiac play having its world premiere at Round House Theatre Bethesda, muses on faith, hope, love and disappointment, but also sandwiches and tableware.

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Second City's Joyce Sloane remembered as troupe's mother - and Godfather by MIKE THOMAS

Stephen Colbert, Jeff Garlin and Tim Meadows were among the hundreds of mourners who paid their last respects Tuesday to Second City matron Joyce Sloane.

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TV Character Actress Peggy Rea Dies by Mike Barnes

Peggy Rea, a veteran TV actress who played Brett Butler's mother-in-law on the ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire, died Feb. 5 of congestive heart failure at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif. She was…

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Having fun's Wonder-ful by Leigh Witchel

When Ronald K. Brown's company performs, the dancers seem to enjoy themselves as much as you do -- and maybe more. Now finishing its 25th year, Brown's Brooklyn-based Evidence, a Dance Comp…

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Disappearance comedy gets slightly lost by Frank Scheck

Who, younger readers may wonder, was Michael Rockefeller? Back in 1961, former Gov. Nelson's 23-year-old son went to Papua New Guinea on an anthropological expedition and never returned. Th…

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