Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Carla Gugino, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara, et al. Set for New Year's Eve Film

Updated casting has been announced for the all-star ensemble comedyNew Year's Eve, to be directed by Garry Marshall, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie tells intertwining s…

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Michael Learned and Granville Van Dusen to Star in ICT's Southern Comforts

Emmy Award winner Michael Learned and Granville van Dusen will co-star in International City Theatre's production of Kathleen Clark's two-character play, Southern Comforts, March 1…

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Marc Masterston Resigns From Actors Theatre of Louisville to Go to South Coast Repertory

Marc Masterson has stepped down as artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville after 11 years, and will join South Coast Repertory in April as its new artistic director A search is no…

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Laura Benanti to Star in PLAYBOY Pilot for NBC

Deadline.com is reporting that Laura Benanti is set to star in NBC's drama pilot Playboy. The project, from 20th TVImagine TV, is set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in 1963. Benanti will pla…

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IDOL WATCH: Hollywood Round 2, The Group Performances

In tonights episode of American Idol, the Hollywood Round continued with perhaps the most dreaded and challenging level of the entire competition. For the first time in this season, mere tal…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Quebec maestro brings Siegfried in 3-D to the Met by Marsha Lederman

Robert Lepage is producing high-tech Wagner without the dorky glasses

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Review: WIDESCREEN: Songs From & About the Movies

Eric Michael Gillett's beautifully considered new show at Feinstein's at Loews Regency is a loving tribute to the world of cinema.

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Laura Benanti Puts On Her Bunny Ears for NBC's Playboy by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti will take on a leading role in the upcoming NBC pilot Playboy, according to Deadline.com. She will play Carol-Lynne, a 30-year-old star of the Playboy Club in…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Rinne Groff Explains Her Compulsion

The talented playwright discusses her new biodrama at the Public Theater about a writer's obsession with Anne Frank.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Press Event: John Leguizamo in Ghetto Klown on Broadway Directed by Fisher Stevens by Ghettoklownonstage

Press Event: John Leguizamo in Ghetto Klown on Broadway Directed by Fisher Stevens Star and writer of Ghetto Klown John Leguizamo and director Fisher Stevens let us in on their history and …

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Photo Flash: A First Look at Manhattan Theatre Club's GOOD PEOPLE

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

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BWW TV Broadway Beat Special: Robin Williams & BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO

The cast and creative team of BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO - the new American play by Rajiv Joseph and starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut met the press today and Broadwa…

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Laura Bell Bundy Cast in New TBS Pilot

Laura Bell Bundy, the singeractress last seen on Broadway in 2008's Legally Blonde before embarking on a successful country music career, has landed a new TBS pilot. Hound Dogs centers on a …

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A PIECE OF HISTORY by Mervyn Rothstein

Nixon in China is an opera for the modern age, rich with layers of classic beauty and brimming with a lushness that feels totally new.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Opening Night Photos for Dangerous Beauty at Pasadena Playhouse by La Stage Alliance

Celebrities traveled to Renaissance Italy for the opening night of Dangerous Beauty at the Pasadena Playhouse including stars of the 1998 movie, Jacqueline Bisset and Rufus Sewell, plus dir…

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Playwright may be fixing up "Spider-Man"

Is there a play doctor in Spidey's house? The producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have hired playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to work on the book written by director Julie Taymor a…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Rhubarb Festival: Lady Gaga gets a musical of sorts by J. Kelly Nestruck

Writer and director Alistair Newton on "aesthetic sampling", Stratford's Bruce Dow and collaborating with convicted murderer Michael Alig

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Alice Ripley to Perform in Concert at Chicago's New Stage 773 May 2

Alice Ripley will make her Midwest concert debut in Daily Practice: The Acoustic Sessions, at the newly revamped Stage 773 Theatre in Chicago, on May 2. Ripley is currently performing in th…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Bartlett Sher to Helm THE KING AND I at Lincoln Center Next Season?

BroadwayWorld has heard from a number of sources that Bartlett Sher will be directing a revival of THE KING AND I next season at Lincoln Center. While nothing has been announced officially,…

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STAGE TUBE: James Earl Jones Performs Bieber Monologue

On a recent episode of OWN's Gayle King Show, DRIVING MISS DAISY's James Earl Jones performs Justin Bieber's Baby as a dramatic monologue. Click below to see the hilarious clip

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A First Look at the First-String Cast of That Championship Season by Broadway.com Staff

Theater fans and sports fans alike will agree that the highly anticipated revival of That Championship Season is a Broadway boy’s club of the highest order. In this starry production, …

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Get Wild With Robin Williams and the Cast of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Bruce Glikas

After being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist during its Los Angeles run, Rajiv Joseph's new play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is roaring on to Broadway with Oscar winner Robin Williams…

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Theater Review | 'In the Pony Palace/Football': Gender Blitz on a High School Gridiron by Jason Zinoman

Tina Satter’s “In the Pony Palace/Football” dissects high school football with gender-flipped casting that reveals the sport’s hidden dimensions.

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ArtsBeat: ‘Spider-Man’ May Get a New Script by Patrick Healy

The producers of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have asked Mr. Aguirre-Sacasa, a playwright who also written Spider-Man stories for Marvel Comics, to help rewrite the s…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Are you suffering from ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ syndrome? by J. Kelly Nestruck

If so, this review - along with Theatre Calgary’s new production - can help you

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Florence Henderson, Jennifer Tilly, Lainie Kazan, Julian Sands et al. Set for Celebrity Autobiography in Santa Monica

Illeana Douglas, Florence Henderson, Jennifer Tilly, Lainie Kazan, Laraine Newman, Bob Oedenkirk, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Jonathan Silverman, and Julian Sands will perform in Celebrity Au…

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Vickie Tanner Set for Free Performances of Running Into Me at Cherry Lane Studio

Vickie Tanner will star in five free-of-charge performances of her new one-woman play, Running Into Me, to be presented at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre, February 23-27. Bruce McCarty will …

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Catch Me If You Can Set to Take Flight

Who is Frank Abagnale, Jr.? Catch Me If You Can's Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, director Jack O'Brien and songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman discuss the man, the myth and the legend…

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Anna Maxwell Martin: 'I don't like playing saps' by Emine Saner

Anna Maxwell Martin is about to become the face of Sunday night TV. She tells Emine Saner what makes a meaty roleAs a drama student, Anna Maxwell Martin used to go for walks along the Thames…

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to Rework SPIDER-MAN's Book

According to a report by Deadline.com, producers of SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK have asked Roberto-Aguirre-Sacasa to rewrite the book to the show. The original book was a collaboration bet…

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ROCK OF AGES to Perform on LOPEZ TONIGHT, 2/16

Tonight, February 16, 2011, the first National Tours cast of the five-time Tony Award Nominated smash hit musical ROCK OF AGES will perform on Lopez Tonight. The cast, led by Tony Award Nom…

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Fosse Tribute to Hit Studio 54, SONS OF THE PROFIT & LOOK BACK IN ANGER Play Roundabout in 2011-2012 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three productions as part of the 2011-2012 theatrical season. Bob Fosse's Dancin', a masterful tribute to legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, directe…

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Heights Heartthrob Christopher Jackson Celebrates Love on his Debut CD by Broadway.com Staff

In the Heights vet Christopher Jackson headed downtown to Manhattan’s Canal Room on Febraury 15 for a concert celebrating the release of his debut CD, In the Name of Love. Jackson, who…

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Baby! Driving Miss Daisy Star James Earl Jones Channels Justin Bieber by Broadway.com Staff

At this point in his career, requests to read anything and everything are no surprise for Driving Miss Daisy star James Earl Jones. However, Gayle King may have trumped every past voiceover …

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Carole Shelley Shares Her Soothing Retreat Backstage at Billy Elliot by Broadway.com Staff

Billy Elliot’s feisty Grandma, Carole Shelley, has been making herself at home in Broadway dressing rooms for more than four decades. She created the role of Gwendolyn Pigeon in Neil S…

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Roundabout to Serve Up Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, Look Back in Anger and More Next Season by Broadway.com Staff

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three of the selections for its 2011-12 season, which will include a New York premiere play, a musical revival and a classic play. Exact dates for th…

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ArtsBeat: Fosse Revival Coming to Roundabout by Patrick Healy

Two years after scrapping its original plans due to the recession, Roundabout Theater Company announced Wednesday that it would produce "Bob Fosse's Dancin' " this fall at Broadway's Studio …

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Fosse Revival Coming to Roundabout by Patrick Healy

Two years after scrapping its original plans due to the recession, Roundabout Theater Company announced Wednesday that it would produce "Bob Fosse's Dancin' " this fall at Broadway's Studio …

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Bob Fosse's Dancin', Sons of the Prophet, Look Back in Anger Set for Roundabout's 2011-2012 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced three productions that will be part of its 2011-2012 season. Graciela Daniele will direct a new Broadway production of Bob Fosse's Dancin'…

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Borders Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Will Close 200 Stores, Including 3 in New York

Borders, the 40-year-old bookstore chain, has filed for bankruptcy protection, according to a report in The New York Times. The company currently operates more than 650 stores, many of whic…

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PHOTO FLASH: Between Worlds Cast Meets the Press

On Wednesday, February 16, the cast of the Off-Broadway premiere of Between Worlds gave members of the press a sneak preview of the show, which is scheduled to run at New World Stages, March…

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Jabbawockeez MÜS.I.C. CD to Be Released on iTunes March 1

Jabbawockeez will digitally release its debut, full-length album Jabbawockeez MÜS.I.C. digitally on iTunes on March 1. The recording has been created in collaboration with Bay Are…

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Highlights from Compulsion Starring Mandy Patinkin

Rinne Groff's new play, Compulsion, uses music, marionettes, projections, live voiceover and three actors playing multiple roles to tell the fact-inspired tale of writer Sid Silver (played b…

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Aziz Ansari: mouth of the south by Hadley Freeman

He is the hottest new standup in America. Judd Apatow is his biggest fan and Kanye West is his best friend. Hadley Freeman meets trailblazer Aziz AnsariThere is a very funny and surprisingly…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/16/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 21611.

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STAGE TUBE: Marla Mindelle Goes Behind the Scenes of 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 on February 9, 2011. In the following video, go behind the scenes of t…

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Batt, Dixon et al. Lead Director's Company's BECOMING TENNESSEE Reading, 3/2

Bryan Batt actor, designer, civic activist portrays Salvatore Romano on AMC's critically acclaimed dramatic series MAD MEN by the multi Emmy award winning writer producer, Matthew Wiener. Th…

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Super Bowl Champ Green Bay Packers Celebrate Their Heritage at Lombardi by Bruce Glikas

The Green Bay Packers recently emerged as 2011 Super Bowl champs, and several of the players decided to celebrate the big win by heading to Broadway's Packers-themed drama, Lombardi. On …

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Exclusive Photos! Get a Kick Out of Sutton Foster in Rehearsal for Anything Goes by Jenny Anderson

Rehearsals are in full swing for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Anything Goes, starring Sutton Foster as famously brassy leading lady Reno Sweeney. Tony winner Kath…

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Short-a-Day: Steven Millhauser's "The Little Kingdom of J. Franklin Payne" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in Little Kingdoms, 1993. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 92.The animated cartoon was nothing but the poetry of the impossible -- therein lay its exhilaration an…

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Riz's Blog Review: "Shrek" at the Bushnell in Hartford

The show: "Shrek"The place: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave. Hartford.   What is it?: The musical stage adaptation of DreamWorks' "Shrek," based primarily on th…

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Mumford & Sons Get Big 'Grammy Lift' by Ben Sisario

Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are among those who also saw significant sales gains.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Jamie Billings performs in "Spring Awakening" in Denver by Denverpost

Jamie Billings performs in "Spring Awakening" in Denver Denver native Jamie Billings, an ensemble member and understudy in the national touring production of "Spring Awakenin…

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Berkeley Rep Announces Teen One-Acts Festival Winners

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the local winners whose work will be showcased in the company's annual Teen One-Acts Festival, April 1-9. The ensemble for each show is comprise…

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Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Nathan Gunn, Michael Grandage, Des McAnuff, Paulo Szot, et al. Set for Metropolitan Opera's 2011-2012 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2011-2012 season. A highlight of the season will be the world premiere of The Enchanted Island on December 31. This new work, featuring a libretto b…

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Daisy Eagan to Perform at Laurie Beechman Theatre March 28

Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan will present her cabaret show, Still Daisy After All These Years at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Monday, March 28 at 9:30pm. Eagan will take the audience on…

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Constantine Maroulis Hits Los Angeles With Rock of Ages Tour (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award nominee and “American Idol” veteran Constantine Maroulis sat down with Los Angeles news station KCAL9 to talk about the tour of the popular 80s rock musical Rock of Ag…

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Barbra Streisand Talks "Glee" and More at MusiCares on "Access Hollywood" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Barbra Streisand spoke to “Access Hollywood” Feb. 13, before being honored with MusiCares’ Person of the Year Award. The legendary singer, actress, director and producer t…

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Can you really teach goldfish to do synchronised swimming? by Tom Meltzer

A recent glimpse of formation goldfish on Chinese TV has outraged animal rights activists who suspect it's all done with magnetsOf their own volition, in perfect unison, six goldfish line up…

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Borders Files for Bankruptcy

Book chain Borders has filed for bankruptcy protection today, February 16. The company is 1.29 billion in debt. Borders president Michael Edwards commented, It has become increasingly clear …

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Third Time's a Charm: Tony Sheldon Talks Starring in 3rd PRISCILLA Production

Tony Sheldon, star of the exciting new Broadway transfer PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, recently chatted with Broadway Beat about the long journey that he has taken with the show. Sheldon re…

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New York City Center to Increase ENCORES! Performances

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that New York City Center will increase Encores performances from 5 to 7 for the 2011-12 season. As they announced to season subscribers, all productions will no…

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Roz Ryan and Raymond Bokhour Move Back to Chicago by Broadway.com Staff

Chicago veterans Roz Ryan and Raymond Bokhour will return to the long-running musical later this month as Matron Mama Morton and Amos Hart, respectively. Bokhour will begin performances on F…

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Arts: the week ahead

THEATER THE SECRET GARDEN Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic story gets a lovely retelling in a musical version by Wheelock Family Theatre founders Susan Kosoff and Jane Staab. Outstand…

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Parents caught up in moral and ethical mind games by Terry Byrne, Globe Correspondent

LOWELL — Playwright Bob Clyman doesn’t waste time. Within the first five minutes of “The Exceptionals,’’ which is having its world premiere at Merrimack Reperto…

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In Memoriam: Margaret K. McElderry by Pamela Paul

On Monday, the world of children's publishing lost one of its last great 20th century editors, Margaret K. McElderry, who died at age 98.

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Black Swan: Like Center Stage, But Sillier* by Leigh Hile

Regarding Black Swan, I have but one question. Why didn't Aronofsky just own it, and cast Zoe Saldana as Lily?(They both wear their hair in their face because they are feisty! And they bre…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Raymond Bokhour, Roz Ryan to Return to Broadway's Chicago at End of February

Raymond Bokhour and Roz Ryan will return to the Broadway production of the musical Chicago, at the Ambassador Theatre on February 24 and 28, respectively. Chicago has been directed by Walte…

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Bryan Batt, Jerry Dixon, Harriet D. Foy, Brian Charles Rooney Set for Becoming Tennessee Musical Reading

Bryan Batt, Jerry Dixon, Harriet D. Foy, and Brian Charles Rooney will be featured in a staged reading of the new musical, Becoming Tennessee, to be presented by The Directors Company at Bar…

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Stephen Schwartz's New Musical Snapshots to Open Northlight Theatre's 2011-2012 Season

Northlight Theatre will open its 2011-2012 season with the new Stephen Schwartz musical, Snapshots, September 16-October 23. Ken Sawyer will direct. Described as "a musical scrapbook,&…

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New York City Center to Increase Number of Encores! Performances

New York City Center will increase the number of Encores! performances next season from five to seven during the 2011-2012 season, adding Wednesday evening and Sunday matinee performances. …

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New York Philharmonic's April 11 Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, Featuring Christopher Plummer, Postponed

The New York Philharmonic has postponed the previously reported Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, which was to have been offered on Monday, April 11 at 7:30pm at Avery Fisher Hall. A replace…

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Margin Call Film, Starring Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, to Open New Directors/New Films Series

J.C. Chandor's film Margin Call, which features theater veterans Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, and Zachary Quinto, will open the annual New Directors/New Films series, whic…

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Thinner Than Water by Stagegrade

Do critics recommend a dip into LAByrinth's "Thinner Than Water"?

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Watch Last Night’s "Glee" Episode Here (Video) by Thomas Peter

If you missed “The Comeback,” the “Glee” episode that aired Feb. 15, or if you want to watch it again, here it is on Playbill.com for your enjoyment. The episode feat…

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Tim Crouch is “The Author” and the Actor at Kirk Douglas by Rebecca Kinskey

So that you and I are on the same footing, I will tell you everything I know about The Author, a play opening at the Kirk Douglas on Feb.17 as part of Center Theatre Group's DouglasPlus seri…

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TP McKenna obituary by Michael Coveney

Versatile Irish stage actor who became a familiar face across British dramaBefore he became a familiar face on television and cinema screens, the outstanding Irish actor TP McKenna…

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Photo Coverage: Short, Garber & Canadian GODSPELL Cast Reunite for Theatre Museum Benefit

On February 7th the Canadian Theatre Community came together for a very special gala fundraiser for The Theatre Museum. Jian Ghomeshi hosted a star-studded event that included the reunion o…

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CHICAGO Welcomes Back Raymond Bokhour And Roz Ryan

This month, Broadway's record-breaking, six-time Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back two of its most celebrated veterans.

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Photo Coverage: IN THE HEIGHTS Alum Chris Jackson Celebrates CD Release

Yesterday, February 15, Yellow Sound Label released the debut CD of acclaimed Broadway's Christopher Jackson on iTunes, Amazon.com and other online outlets. The album hits stores on March 19…

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SNAPSHOTS Musical Feat. Songbook of Stephen Schwartz to Premiere at Northlight Theatre this Fall

Chris Jones reports in the Chicago Tribune today that a new musical comprised of songbook selections from Stephen Schwartz will make it's world premiere at the Northlight Theatre this fall. …

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Laurie Beechman Presents Daisy Egan In STILL DAISY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to present Tony Award-winner DAISY EAGAN when she returns to the New York stage for one night only in her one-woman show, Still Daisy After All Th…

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Julianne Hough in Talks for ROCK OF AGES Film

According to a report by EOnline, Julianne Hough is rumored to join Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige in the highly anticipated film adaptation of ROCK OF AGES. Hough is rumored to be the frontru…

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Like Water for Chocolate Musical to Have Pre-Broadway Debut at Arena Stage by Broadway.com Staff

A musical adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate is headed to the Arena Stage in Washington, DC for a world premiere pre-Broadway production. Featuring Mexican singer/…

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Glee Poll: Which Idina Menzel Showstopper Should Lea Michele Sing Next? by Broadway.com Staff

Things were heated in the halls of McKinley High as Rachel (Lea Michele) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) took part in the ultimate Glee showdown: a diva-off. On the February 15 episode, these two…

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New reviews for 'The Moonstone' at Lifeline, 'Trouble in Mind' by Artistic Home by Chris Jones

New theater reviews in the Tribune this week: Kerry Reid gives ★★★ to "The Moonstone" (Through March 27 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.; Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes; T…

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State Arts, Humanities Budget Cut; Agency Merges to DECD

The Commission on Culture & Tourism will be part of Department of Economic and Community Development if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget is adopted. The good news is that tourism receives …

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MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program Announces Winner by Kate Taylor

Interboro Partners, a nine-year-old New York architecture firm, has won the annual Young Architects Program competition to transform MoMA P.S. 1's courtyard for its summer outdoor music prog…

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Metropolitan Opera Announces New Season by Daniel J. Wakin

The Metropolitan Opera said on Wednesday that it would mount its first production of Donizetti's "Anna Bolena," with Anna Netrebko portraying Henry VIII's second -- and headed for beheading …

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Mike Daisey's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs to Play Woolly Mammoth

Acclaimed storyteller Mike Daisey will bring his new solo show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, March 21-April 10. Jean-Michele Gregory will direc…

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Tabatha Coffey to Now Return to My Big Gay Italian Wedding in March

Tabatha Coffey will now return to the Off-Broadway production of Anthony Wilkinson's My Big Gay Italian Wedding, playing at St. Luke's Theatre, for one weekend only, March 3-5, ins…

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Marti Gould Cummings, Meredith Patterson, et al. Set for March 2 Women's Awards

The Women's Liberal Democratic Club, Jim Owles Democratic Club, Broadway Speaks OUT, and Yetta Kurland will present The 5th Annual Women's Awards at the historic Stonewall Inn on W…

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The Constant Wife – review by Lyn Gardner

Salisbury PlayhouseConstance Middleton's friends all have her best interests at heart. They think she should know that her husband of 15 years, the successful surgeon John Middleton, is havi…

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Masquerade – review by Judith Mackrell

Cambridge JunctionMaresa von Stockert has a choreographic sensibility that's all her own, a mix of intellectual and sensory scrupulousness that makes her work strikingly original. In Masquer…

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The Young Idea – review by Michael Billington

Jerwood Vanbrugh, LondonA special fascination attaches to the early work of celebrated dramatists: you invariably get a first sketch of their lifelong obsessions. This youthful Noël Co…

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Faith and Cold Reading – review by Alfred Hickling

Live, NewcastleSam is a theatrical charlatan who makes his living transmitting psychic messages to gullible audiences – though he lacks the clairvoyant powers to perceive that if he fails …

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Moment of Blossoming, Philharmonie, Berlin

A short, poetic, and unashamedly pleasant piece full of tinkling bells and pattering raindrops, an aural depiction of a lotus flower opening

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STAGE TUBE: Christie Brinkley at CHICAGO Photo Shoot

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

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Photo Flash: First Look at THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON on Stage!

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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Barry Manilow Set for Performance at Reprise Theatre Company, 3/22

An exclusive Los Angeles engagement featuring Barry Manilow performing some of his timeless songs as well as sharing insights and stories from his incomparable career. Proceeds from this spe…

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Reprise Theatre Company Features CABARET, BAKER'S WIFE, et al. in 2011-12 Season

Reprise Theatre Companys 2011-2012 season features two classic American musicals at UCLAs Freud Playhouse Cabaret September 13 to September 25, 2011, based on the play by John Van Druten an…

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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Chats with Cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Following its critically acclaimed North American debut engagement in Toronto, the spectacular new stage musical arrives on Broadway at The Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway when previews begin M…

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Making the “Perfect Future” Sizzle by Mark Blankenship

How a playwright and director turned dense political ideas into crackling theatre Say you’re grappling with big ideas about how leftist idealism from the 1960s has transformed in the n…

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Dancing Champ Julianne Hough Joins List of Rumored Rock of Ages Stars by Broadway.com Staff

Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Julianne Hough is the latest name being bandied about as a possible lead in the movie version of Rock of Ages. Fanning the rumor mill was the fact th…

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Watch Christie Brinkley Go Glam for Sexy Chicago Photo Shoot by Broadway.com Staff

Supermodel Christie Brinkley is readying to make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago this spring, and it should come as no surprise that the gorgeous gal brought plenty of "Razz…

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Playwrights Horizons Announces Live for Five Lottery for $5 Tickets to KIN

PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS IS NOW ACCEPTING “LIVEforFIVE” LOTTERY ENTRIES STARTING TODAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 FOR $5 TICKETS TO THE FIRST PREVIEW OF KIN A NEW PLAY BY BATHSHEBA DORAN DI…

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Alice Ripley to make Chicago concert debut by Chris Jones

Alice Ripley, the star of "Next to Normal" (left) and a Broadway actress with something of a cult following, will make her Chicago concert debut at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., on May 2.…

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Michael Wilson To Direct Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" on Broadway

It looks like Michael Wilson will be plenty busy when he the out-going artistic director of Hartford Stage leaves town this summer.Wilson will be directing the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal…

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New Directors/New Films Series Sets Lineup by Dave Itzkoff

This year's series will open with "Margin Call," a debut feature about an investment bank, and close with "Circumstance," about two Iranian women who step out beyond the boundaries of their …

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Primary Stages Extends Run of A. R. Gurney's "Black Tie" by Broadway Bulletin

AMERICA'S PREMIER WASP PLAYWRIGHT SCORES WITH HIS NEW COMEDY OF MANNERS by HENRY EDWARDS

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PHOTO FLASH: Robin Williams, Rajiv Joseph, Moisés Kaufman, and Cast of Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Meet the Press

The cast and creative team for the Broadway production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo met the press at an event held on Wednesday, February 16. Moises Kaufman will direct Rajiv Joseph&a…

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Jamie Foxx, Nick Jonas, Smokey Robinson, Mark Salling, Jordin Sparks, et al. Set for White House Motown Concert to Air on PBS

The White House will host a concert in connection with Black History Month on February 24. The event, which "will include tributes to Motown's distinctive soul-infused pop music …

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Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Barry Manilow Set for Reprise Theatre Company Benefits

Reprise Theatre Company will present a series of benefit concerts this spring, beginning with a performance by Tony Award winner Betty Buckley on Tuesday, February 21 at UCLA's Freud Pl…

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Reprise Theatre Company to Present Cabaret, The Baker's Wife During 2011-2012 Season

Reprise Theatre Company has announced two of its three productions to be presented during its 2011-2012 season, according to The Los Angeles Times. The season will begin with the musical Ca…

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Climate change is coming to a theatre near you ... but should we care? | Lyn Gardner by Lyn Gardner

Environmental themes are hitting the stage in plays left, right and centre, but artists must strive to be more than just advocatesWhen TippingPoint – an organisation that brings together …

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Drawing conclusions: the fine line between theatre and art by Bella Todd

Sue MacLaine's play about Francis Bacon's muse invites the audience to bring sketchpads. What is it about painting on stage?In May, performer and playwright Sue MacLaine will strip naked in …

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A la Russe, Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam

Ratmansky's 'On the Dnieper', part of a celebration of the company's connection with two great choreographers who left Russia for New York, proved a rare gift for dance actors

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BOOK OF MORMON's Parker, Stone & Lopez: 'Star Wars was our religion, and SPIDER-MAN's a Religion'

In a New York Times feature out today, BOOK OF MORMON's Ropert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone take the public inside the rehearsal room of the production and admit that when it comes to M…

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Liam Neeson Talks About the Death of His Wife

In a recent Interview with Esquire Magazine, stage and screen star Liam Neeson chatted for the first time about how he dealt with the death of his wife, and fellow actor, Natasha Richardson …

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London's Million Dollar Man Ben Goddard on Channeling Jerry Lee Lewis by Matt Wolf

Ben Goddard accompanied himself on guitar and flute—among other instruments—as Joe Gillis in a pared-down West End revival of Sunset Boulevard and spent the better part of a year…

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Priscilla Star Nick Adams to Bring Broadway.com Viewers Backstage for Muscles & Mascara by Broadway.com Staff

Priscilla Queen of the Desert star Nick Adams has signed on to become Broadway.com’s newest video blogger. In Muscles & Mascara, Adams will bring viewers backstage at the hot new m…

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Stephen Schwartz songs from 'Wicked,' 'Godspell' and beyond to score new musical, premiering at Northlight with Gigi Pritzker attached by Chris Jones

"Snapshots," a new book musical that will be filled with the pre-existing songs of Stephen Schwartz, will premiere at the Northlight Theatre in the fall, the theater will officiously announc…

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Make Art, Get Art in Return at Tribeca Film Festival by Dave Itzkoff

Winning filmmakers at this year's Tribeca Film Festival will receive one of nine works, including pieces by Will Ryman, Tom Otterness and Robert De Niro Sr.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Surflight Theatre Announces Plan to Restructure Finances

Surflight Theatre, in Beach Haven, New Jersey, has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, so that it can restructure its finances. The theater currently has a $4 milli…

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Ellen McLaughlin, Linda Powell, et al. Set for Theater of War Presentations

The American Repertory Theater will partner with Theater of War Productions, a social impact company that presents readings of ancient Greek plays to military communities as a catalyst for t…

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Clybourne Park, His Girl Friday and More Set for Trinity Rep's 2011-2012 Season

Trinity Repertory Theatre, in Providence, Rhode Island, has announced its 2011-2012 season, which will showcase a roster of plays that explore themes of truth and the nature of justice. The…

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Orlagh Cassidy, Kelley Greene, Andy Paris, Mary Beth Peil Set for Can't Complain Reading at Irish Rep

Orlagh Cassidy, Kelley Greene, Andy Paris and Mary Beth Peil will take part in a reading of Christine Evans' Can't Complain, to be presented by Irish Repertory Theatre as part of i…

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STAGE TUBE: Laura Bell Bundy on FADES & BRAIDS & BRAINS

In the clip below, Broadway's Laura Bell Bundy plays a hilarious hair dresser from Be-Weave in Cooter County. Click below to check it out

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BWW TV Exclusive Sneak Peak: Linda Eder Sings 'No Finer Man' from Now

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to bring you the exclusive world premiere of Linda Eder's new video, No Finer Man from Now

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Alice Ripley Gives DAILY PRACTICE Concert at Chicago's 773 Theatre, 5/2

Alissa Norby and Lampkin Music Group are proud to present acclaimed Tony Award winner and star of Broadways Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal Alice Ripley in DAILY PRACTICE THE ACOUSTIC …

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Diva-Off! Lea Michele and Amber Riley Go Head to Head with Rent's 'Take Me or Leave Me' by Broadway.com Staff

OK, Gleeks, we know Lea Michele's Rachel Berry has an obsession with Barbra Streisand, but when it comes to a good old-fashioned diva-off, Michele's character turns to her go-to Broa…

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ArtsBeat: Holy Terrors: A Conversation With the Creators of 'The Book of Mormon' by Dave Itzkoff

Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez discuss their new musical comedy, about two mismatched Mormons on a mission to Uganda, and explain why they believe the show is ultimately pro-faith.

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A Sweet Show, but With Lots of Blasphemy and Cussing by Dave Itzkoff

“The Book of Mormon,” the first Broadway musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park,” promises to be rude but sweet.

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Where the @$&# is Broadway anyway? by Ken Davenport

If you asked a NYer where Broadway was, they'd probably point you to the street that runs the length of Manhattan. If you said, "No, where's the Broadway they talk about in books,"…

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Another Blues Brothers tribute show headed to Chicago by Chris Jones

Last summer, the Auditorium Theatre booked in "Fureza Bruta: Look Up," an avant-garde attraction that did not do well. This year, the venerable venue is taking a rather less risky tack. Jake…

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Holy Terrors: A Conversation With the Creators of 'The Book of Mormon' by Dave Itzkoff

Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez discuss their new musical comedy, about two mismatched Mormons on a mission to Uganda, and explain why they believe the show is ultimately pro-faith.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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ACT Announces Line-up for Ninth Annual Young Playwrights Festival

ACT's ninth annual Young Playwrights Festival, which will take place March 10-12, has announced its line-up. The Young Playwrights Festival provides young writers ages 13-18 with the …

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Nymph Errant, Oh, Kay!, Three Sisters and More Part of 42nd Street Moon's 2011-2012 Season

42nd Street Moon has announced its 2011-2012 season. Among the musicals the theater will offer is Nymph Errant (October 5-23), with songs by Cole Porter and a book by Romney Brent. The show…

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The Horne Section – review by Brian Logan

Lyric theatre, LondonForty years after BBC radio's Round the Horne, comedians with that surname still can't resist telling the joke they were born with. That's not the only thing unchanged a…

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Photo Flash: AMERICAN DOL Groups Up in Hollywood Tonight

In tonight's episode of Fox's American Idol, the contestants continue the Hollywood Round with the dreaded group auditions. Catch a sneak peek of the episode below

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RIALTO CHATTER: Will Sierra Boggess Lead REBECCA Musical on Broadway?

Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post this morning that Love Never Dies star Sierra Boggess will headline the 16 million production of Rebecca, The Musical, based on the eponymous Daph…

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ArtsBeat: Arena Stage Plans 11 Productions in New Home by Patrick Healy

The 2011-12 season opener will be a new musical adaptation of the 1992 film "Like Water for Chocolate," which is said to be aiming for Broadway.

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Oedipus el Rey by Hunter Styles

We can never seem to outrun our fate, but the exercise does us good. The quest of Oedipus is a futile one — to steer clear of the prophecy decreeing he will one day kill his father and…

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Arena Stage Plans 11 Productions in New Home by Patrick Healy

The 2011-12 season opener will be a new musical adaptation of the 1992 film "Like Water for Chocolate," which is said to be aiming for Broadway.

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HartBeat Ensemble Moves to Hollander Building for Play

HartBeat Ensemble will host a reception at the newly re-habilitated Hollander Building at 410 Asylum St, downtown Hartford on Friday at 9 a.m. to celebrate the launch of their temp…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Grandma's Interactive Birthday Video (Jackie Hoffman) by Addamsfamilymusical

Grandma's Interactive Birthday Video (Jackie Hoffman) Visit http://theaddamsfamilymusical.com/sweet116 to tell Grandma what to do for her Sweet (One) Sixteen bash! Featuring Jackie Hoff…

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Diane Amos, Alison Arngrim, Tippi Hedren, Kate Linder Set for Vagina Monologues Benefit

Diane Amos, Alison Arngrim, Tippi Hedren, and Kate Linder will star in a benefit production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles, February 1…

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Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Frank Galati, Mark Jacoby, et al. Receive Carbonell Award Nominations

The nominations for the 35th annual Carbonell Awards have been announced, according to a report in The Miami Herald. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on April 4 at 7:30…

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Christopher Timothy, Richard O'Callaghan, Dominic Hecht, Louise Kempton Set for Riverside Studio's Haunting Julia

Casting has been announced for Alan Ayckbourn's Haunting Julia, to run May 25 - July 2 at London's Riverside Studios, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. Andrew Hall will d…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Keira Knightley's CHILDREN'S HOUR in Talks for Broadway Transfer

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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THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: A chat with our Dance Captain

Back on the first day of technical rehearsals, we caught up with our Wizard of Oz Dance Captain, Richard Roe, for a chat on munchkins, technicolor, and everything else Oz related...

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GRACE NOTES - Wednesday, Feb. 16, 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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Mia Dillon Heads Cast of "Angel Street" Reading

Mia Dillon (Westport's "Our Town," Broadway's "Crimes of the Heart"), Molly Ephraim ("The Diary of Anne Frank"), Andrea Maulella (Westport's "Tryst") and Mark Shanahan  ("Tryst," "Aroun…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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The Stars Align for this "Three Sisters" by Jan@broadwayandme

My hat is off   to Peter Sarsgaard   and Maggie Gyllenhaal.   He could be hauling in big bucks playing brooding superheroes in 3-D action movies and she sassy c…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Like Water for Chocolate, The Music Man, Red, et al. Set for Arena Stage's 2011-2012 Season

Arena Stage has announced its 2011-2012 season at the Mead Center for American Theater, Additional productions will be announced in the near future. The Arena Stage season will begin with…

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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in The Amateur Photographer Movie

Daniel Radcliffe will star in the movie The Amateur Photographer, according to a report in Variety. Christopher Monger has written the screenplay and will direct the film, which is based on…

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Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Rehearsal & Meet the Cast!

Following its critically acclaimed North American debut engagement in Toronto, the spectacular new stage musical arrives on Broadway at The Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway when previews begin M…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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BWW's On This Day - February 16, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Meet the Cast of ARCADIA Day 3: Raul Esparza

BroadwayWorld presents the cast of the Broadway revival of ARCADIA Today we feature Ral Esparza, who stars as Valentine Coverly. Learn all about him here...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Meet the Cast of ARCADIA Day 3: Raul Esparza

BroadwayWorld presents the cast of the Broadway revival of ARCADIA Today we feature Ral Esparza, who stars as Valentine Coverly. Learn all about him here...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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'Second Language' play speaks to local students

Do you speak English? Hoi Lun Lui thought she did.

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Amy Ryan to Perform at Todd Almond Concert, 2/16

According to the NY Times, Amy Ryan is set to will perform a song entitled, All I Ever Wanted at a Todd Almond concert on February 16. The performance will be held at St. Mark's Church in N…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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How Broadway.com editor Paul Wontorek made Broadway click by Jesse North

Broadway.com editor in chief Paul Wontorek sits in a comfy white chair in the middle of the website’s video production room in its Times Square offices. Amid professional lighting and expe…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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David Lee’s Date with Gigi at Reprise by Steve Julian

Gigi, the movie, swept the Oscars in 1959 including Best Picture.  The script was adapted in 1973 for the stage, but what you may see this month by the Reprise Theatre Comapny at UCLA's Fre…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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DRIVING MISS DAISY Continues Line-up For Post Performance Talk-backs

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced previously that an elite group of influencers, including Kathryn Stockett best-selling author of The Help, former U.S. congressman Harold …

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Denis O'Hare, Benicio Del Toro and More Star in Upcoming Shorts at Symphony Space

Symphony Space has announced several casting updates for award winning Selected Shorts Performances. Scheduled guests are as follows

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THE ROARING 20S by Mervyn Rothstein

Scott Siegel’s delightful Broadway by the Year series gives the people what they want – mainly, a lot of good songs.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Pan Asian Rep Presents VIETNAM PROJECT II: PAST AND PRESENT

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE TISA CHANG, ARTISTIC PRODUCING DIRECTOR PRESENTS VIETNAM PROJECT II: PAST AND PRESENT TWO PLAYS CELEBRATING VIETNAMESE TRADITION AND ARTISTRY “WE ARE” WRIT…

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DRIVING MISS DAISY Talk-Back Series Welcomes Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Wed, Feb 16

“ D R I V I N G    M I S S    D A I S Y ” TALK-BACK SERIES CONTINUES WITH FORMER CONGRESSMAN HAROLD FORD JR. FOLLOWING THE EVENING PERFORMANCE WEDNESDAY, F…

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Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theater Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Season with COOL BLUES

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Kicks Off Its 40th Anniversary Season with the Off-Broadway Premiere of Bill Harris’ COOL BLUES  Ed Smith Directs a Cast that Features Ezr…

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Jared Mason to Take Over Role of Jerry Lee Lewis in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET ANNOUNCES JARED MASON TO ASSUME THE ROLE OF JERRY LEE LEWIS STARTING TUESDAY, MARCH 15 Get MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Tickets MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit Broadway mu…

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Primary Stages Extends A.R. Gurney's BLACK TIE

PERFORMANCES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND PRIMARY STAGES WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF "B L A C K   T I E" A NEW COMEDY BY A.R GURNEY DIRECTED BY MARK LAMOS HAS BEEN EXTENDED ONE-WE…

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Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN to Return to Broadway Spring 2012

“GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN” TO RETURN TO BROADWAY IN TIME FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Just in time for the upcoming U.S. presidential election, GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST …

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The ‘Justin Bieber of the ’70s’ headlines at Casino Rama

David Cassidy, Elvis tribute, ‘Grease’ among the top acts slated for March at southern Ontario’s two big casinos, Casino Rama near Orillia and Fallsview Niagara.

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Another dysfunctional family? We kin dig it by Frank Scheck

As Leo Tolstoy famously ob served, "Every unhappy fam ily is unhappy in its own way." For the three siblings in Melissa Ross' "Thinner Than Water," unhappiness takes the form of constant arg…

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The Knightley news: 'Hour' by Michael Riedel

On the strength of terrific reviews last week for her per formance in "The Children's Hour" in London, the lovely Keira Knightley is likely to be the leading box-office draw on Broadway in t…

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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Welcomes February Cast, 2/16

Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Teen Choice Award-winner Alexis Bledel Gilmore Girls, Tony Award nominees Brenda Braxton Chicago, Orfeh Legally Blonde and Daphne Rubin-Vega RENT, al…

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Arena Announces 2011-12 Season; Pre-Broadway LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, MUSIC MAN, RED& More

In the midst of a record-breaking 60th Anniversary season and inaugural year in the Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith announced 11 selections for th…

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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Welcomes February Cast, 2/16

Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Teen Choice Award-winner Alexis Bledel Gilmore Girls, Tony Award nominees Brenda Braxton Chicago, Orfeh Legally Blonde and Daphne Rubin-Vega RENT, al…

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Arena Announces 2011-12 Season; Pre-Broadway LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, MUSIC MAN, RED& More

In the midst of a record-breaking 60th Anniversary season and inaugural year in the Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith announced 11 selections for th…

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Daniel Radcliffe Brought Onto the Indie Film 'The Amateur Photographer'

Variety reports that Daniel Radcliffe has been brought onto the independent film The Amateur Photographer. The Amateur Photographer will follow a young man in the 1970s who photographs a sm…

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BWW TV Broadway Beat First Look: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL in Rehearsal - Part One! by Broadway Beat

This morning, the show met the press in New York for the first time, and Broadway Beat was of course there.Here's a first look at footage of the cast presenting four numbers to the press Sta…

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Hathaway and Franco Duet of 'Suddenly Seymour' Cut from Oscars

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood amp Highland Center. …

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Pitt, Gandolfini, Bardem et al. Headline 'Cogan's Trade' Film

Cogan's Trade, the film based on the 1974 novel of the same name, has announced some major casting news. According to the LA Times, Brad Pitt will play the title character who is investigati…

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BWW JR: Joe DiPietro Talks MEMPHIS by Erin Leigh Peck

Usually when we think of taking our kids to a Broadway show, we think of the shows that seem child-like....Lion King, Mary Poppins....basically anything Disney. The Tony Award-winning musica…

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Photo Flash: Artwork for FOLLIES at the Kennedy Center

The full cast was announced earlier today and we're excited to present a high-res peak at the artwork for the highly anticipated, upcoming production of FOLLIES at the Kennedy Center with th…

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Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN to Return to Broadway in 2012

Producer Jeffrey Richards announced that returning to Broadway in 2012 will be GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN.

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STAGE TUBE: Pasadena Playhouse's DANGEROUS BEAUTY

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, and Tony-nominated directorSheryl KallerBroadway's Next Fall and Off-Broadway's Adrift in Macao present DANGEROUS BEAUTY, starringJenny P…

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Jeff Talbott Wins First Laurents-Hatcher Award

According to the NY Times, Broadway's Arthur Laurents and partner, Tom Hatcher have awarded playwright Jeff Talbott their first Laurents-Hatcher Award. Talbott, an actor who's play THE SUBM…

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Carlyle Hotel Adds White, Hodge To 2011 Winter/Spring Season

The Carlyle Hotel Erich Steinbock, Managing Director has announced additional performers for the 2011 WinterSpring season at the legendary Caf Carlyle - the favorite of all New York nightspo…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Reprise Theatre Company's GIGI

William Atherton, Matt Cavenaugh, Lisa OHare, Millicent Martin and Jason Graae are the acclaimed film, Broadway and West End stars who will lead the cast of Reprise Theatre Companys second p…

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Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1921 at Town Hall by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Last night, February 14, Town Hall continued its Broadway by the Year series with the Musicals of 1921, licking off the series 90th anniversary season. Written, created and hosted by Scott …

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ANYTHING GOES TV Special w/ Sinatra, Merman Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Amazon.com is now taking pre-orders for the 1954 film version of Anything Goes, starring Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman. The film will be released on DVD on March 11, 2011.

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Full Cast Set for Kennedy Center FOLLIES; Design Team Announced

The complete company has been revealed for FOLLIES at the Kennedy Center. Starring will be Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer and Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone, joining previously announced Terr…

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MDQ's 'Carl Perkins' Jared Mason to Play 'Jerry Lee Lewis' After Levi Kreis Departs, 3/15

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit Broadway musical, announces that Jared Mason will assume the role of Jerry Lee Lewis at the Nederlander Theatre 208 West 41st Street starting Tuesday, March 1…

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The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman: Grandma Goes to Disney World! by Broadway.com Staff

The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman performs eight shows a week, headlines her own solo concert at Joe's Pub on her night off and dutifully captures it all on her video blog for Broadway.com.…

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R&B Diva Mary J. Blige Signs On to Bring Justice to Rock of Ages Film by Broadway.com Staff

Confirming the early rumors surrounding her casting, R&B/soul singer Mary J. Blige has officially signed on to play strip club owner Justice in the upcoming movie adaptation of Rock of A…

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It's Raining Men! The Stars of Priscilla Show Off Their Disco Moves in Rehearsal by Bruce Glikas

Priscilla Queen of the Desert stars Will Swenson, Nick Adams and Tony Sheldon are hard at work ensuring the fabulous new musical is in top shape when it pulls onto Broadway beginning Februar…

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Broadway Revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man in the Works for Election Year by Broadway.com Staff

The presidential election is more than 20 months away, but plans are already in the works for a 2012 revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man. The political comedy, first performed on Broadway i…

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Idina Menzel Goes Gaga Sharing Her Wicked Brand of Broadway Belting with the New York Philharmonic by Broadway.com Staff

Tony winner Idina Menzel is no stranger to sharing the stage with grand orchestras--in fact, she has perfected her belty, beautiful brand of show tunes, pop and standards for a while now. Bu…

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Lea Salonga, Douglas Hodge, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Headed to Cafe Carlyle by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award winners Lea Salonga and Douglas Hodge and Broadway couple Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley are the latest stars to book appearances at Café Carlyle, the popular nightclub …

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Hut, Hut, Hike! Lombardi's Dan Lauria and Judith Light Are Taking Your Questions by Broadway.com Staff

As legendary coach Vince Lombardi and his devoted wife Marie, Dan Lauria and Judith Light are currently cheering the Green Bay Packers on to football victory in the Broadway sports drama Lom…

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Zach Helm on His Experiences With Interviewing the Audience by Zach Helm

About the Author:As the playwright of Good Canary, screenwriter of Stranger Than Fiction and director of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Zach Helm usually finds himself away from the eyes of…

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Edie Falco, Marisa Tomei and More Bare Their Love for Naked Angels by Broadway.com Staff

You could feel the Valentine's Day love for acclaimed theater company Naked Angels on February 14, when the off-Broadway group celebrated its 25th anniversary with a star-studded gala: "One …

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Casting Complete for Kennedy Center Follies, Starring Bernadette Peters by Broadway.com Staff

Casting is complete for the Kennedy Center's forthcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, starring previously announced stars Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, Jan Maxwell as …

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Jared Mason to Replace Levi Kreis as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet by Broadway.com Staff

Jared Mason will dive into the high-energy role of rockabilly icon Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet on March 15. He takes over the role from Tony winner Levi Kreis, who will play hi…

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Home Alone Vet Devin Ratray & More Join Marisa Tomei in Marie and Bruce by Broadway.com Staff

Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming New Group revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce, starring the previously announced Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley. New Group artistic…

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Broadway Vet Jesse L. Martin to Star in ABC Pilot Hallelujah by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway regular Jesse L. Martin will star in the upcoming ABC pilot Hallelujah, according to Deadline.com. The drama, which will feature musical elements, is the latest project from Despera…

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Tom Conti Set for Smash! at London's Menier Chocolate Factory by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award winner Tom Conti will join Kerry Shale and Natalie Walter in the London premiere of Jack Rosenthal's Smash!. The play is set to run from March 24 to May 8 at the Menier Chocolate …

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Dirty Dancing Sets Closing Date in London's West End by Broadway.com Staff

The London production of Dirty Dancing has set a closing date of July 9 before embarking on a two-year national tour. The musical, which has been running since October 2006, now ranks as the…

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In Your Image by Erik Haagensen

Actor-playwright Rob Benson's overly studied three-hander, about two brothers clearing the rubbish-strewn flat of their long-estranged, recently deceased father, feels awfully insular.

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NY Review: 'Thinner Than Water' by Erik Haagensen

Melissa Ross' tailor-made vehicle for LAByrinth Theater Company embraces the company's edgy aesthetic but fails to supply the depth necessary to let it breathe.

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Free TKTS App Released for Android Users by Frank Nestor

Theatre Development Fund TDF, the not-for-profit organization that runs TKTS Discount booths, delivers its second contribution to the app world.

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Whoopi Goldberg Criticizes New York Times for 'Erasing' Her Oscar by Lindsay Powers

"You shouldn't have to read a story five times to get the meaning," she says after the paper explains it was only focusing on winners post-2002.

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Book now: Sondheim's sequel sets a publishing date by Adam Feldman

The second volume of Sondheim's lyrics to hit stores in October

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Galt trip: MacDermot's masterful Human Comedy gets revived in Queens by Adam Feldman

Astopria Performing Arts Center polishes a lost Broadway gem

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Billy Elliot being sued for $4 million by David Cote

Two tourists sue Billy Elliot for injuries sustained at the show

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Photo of the Day: RSC stamps by David Cote

England's Royal Mail rolls out special RSC stamps

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This President’s Day Holiday have a family theatre week by Tdf

TDF's Guide to Family-Friendly Performances will helpIs your family looking for a great way to spend the President’s Day Winter Break? Check out TDF’s Guide to Family-Friendly L…

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Tim Di Pasqua at The Metropolitan Room Feb. 19 by Adaumbelle

Be sure to catch fellow Award Winning Singer/Songwriter/Composer and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Tim Di Pasqua this Saturday, February 19 at 7pm at The Metropol…

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Arena likes 'Water for Chocolate'

Legit News: D.C. theater set for musical's pre-Broadway tryout -- A Broadway tryout for a stage tuner version of "Like Water for Chocolate" is on the 2011-12 season slate at Arena Stage in W…

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Angels celebrate milestone

Legit News: Theater company parties like it's 1986 -- It was just like 1986 Monday night at Roseland Ballroom for the Naked Angels' 25th anniversary gala as Liev Schreiber and his son took t…

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Tomei and Whaley topline 'Marie and Bruce'

Legit News: Shawn play opens Off Broadway in April -- Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley will topline the New Group's Off Broadway revival of Wallace Shawn's "Marie and Bruce."

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'Best Man' to return to Broadway

Legit News: Political play to be directed by Michael Wilson -- Producer Jeffrey Richards is giving "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" another go, aiming to return the politically-themed play to Bro…

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'Dirty Dancing' to shutter in London

Legit News: Six-week U.K. tour starts Sept. 1 -- The London production of "Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story on Stage" is to shutter on July 9 after more than four and half years at the Ald…

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'Smash' lands at Menier

Legit News: Comedy stars Tom Conti, Kerry Shale, Natalie Walter -- Jack Rosenthal's 1981 comedy "Smash," his 1981 backstager about mounting a tuner, will receive its belated London preem in …

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Broadway gets a B.O. valentine

Legit News: Sales rise for most shows as three join the slate -- Broadway B.O. gained steam last week as three shows joined the fray and a bit of Valentine's date-night biz helped sales cont…

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Boggess goes back to Broadway

Legit News: Actress joins MTC revival of 'Master Class' -- Fresh from her Olivier-nominated turn as Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera" sequel "Love Never Dies," Sierra Boggess has …

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When I Come to Die

Legit Reviews: Strong writing, powerful performances, and flawless helming soften the blunt impact of "When I Come to Die."

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Thinner Than Water

Legit Reviews: "Thinner Than Water," seems custom-tailored for that thing they do at LAByrinth -- that anxious, angry, smartass, pissed-off-at-the-world attitude that more or less defines th…

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Dangerous Beauty

Legit Reviews: In the new tuner "Dangerous Beauty," the biggest war isn't between real-life 16th-century courtesan Veronica Franco (Jenny Powers) and Venice's ruling elite.

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Mary

Legit Reviews: Bold would unquestionably be an accurate description of Thomas Bradshaw's satirical "Mary," a prickly prod of a play.

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The ‘Justin Bieber of the '70s' headlines at Casino Rama by Richard Ouzounian

David Cassidy, Elvis tribute, ‘Grease' among the top acts slated for March at southern Ontario's two big casinos, Casino Rama near Orillia and Fallsview Niagara.

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‘The Fantasticks’ is full of heart and laughs by Martin Morrow

Performers have a grand time riding this old warhorse

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Stellar Canadian cast make ‘August: Osage County’ their own by J. Kelly Nestruck

When an unhappy family reunites, verbal bullets fly

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Taxing Not-for-profit theaters? On the Budget Table

I hear that among the many conversations percolating from the State Legislature and Governor's Office is involving the possibility of taxing not-for-profit arts organizations. While it see…

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Commission on Culture, Tourism To Be Absorbed into DECD in Malloy Plan

The arts are being merged yet again -- but is it being downsized to a corner cubicle where it may get marginalized in a large state department or will this be a toe-hold into the real action…

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David Lee's Date with Gigi at Reprise by Steve Julian

Gigi, the movie, swept the Oscars in 1959 including Best Picture. The script was adapted in 1973 for the stage, but what you may see this month by the Reprise Theatre Comapny at UCLA's Freu…

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Being Belarus Free Theatre by Bari Hochwald

On February 25

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Carmen Argenziano: Proof is in the Performance by Julio Martinez

"Now this is what's so wonderful about the theater: Carmen Argenziano is playing a math genius instead of a hood or a cop." TV and film vet admits luxuriating in the opportunity to inhabit…

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Rock of Ages: '80s Love Letter to Music and Sunset Strip by Lee Melville

"As long as i can remember I was always into music," says Janet Rich, one of the producers of the musical Rock of Ages, opening Feb. 15 at the Pantages Theatre. "It was always something tha…

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Saturday Night Live – Spider-Man Lawsuit – Video – NBC.com by Theater Advisor

In case you missed this over the weekend….everyone is enjoying giving Spiderman a spanking these days. [VIDEO] Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

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Broadway Grosses week ending 2-13-2011 by Theater Advisor

Broadway’s grosses rose from the previous week by over $3MM with one third of that revenue generated by 2 new shows previewing and one returning from hiatus. That means that this past…

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Exploring medicine through dance

Bodies go through changes, and the "body" at the heart of contemporary ballet company Bodiography is no exception. When artistic director Maria Caruso -- who also heads the dance department …

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Winners chosen in Public's Shakespeare contest

Monday night, the 17th annual Pittsburgh Public Theater's Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest attracted an enthusiastic audience that cheered as familiar names tore the Bard's passions…

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The Magician Escapes the Show

"Houdini: Art & Magic," at the Jewish Museum, is really two discordant exhibitions in one, in which audiences are misdirected away from the star.

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Perhaps Some Schubert With Your Chardonnay?

Looking to shake up the status quo, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers "Late Night Rose," a series of concerts presented by a host in a wine-and-candlelight environment.

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The Man Who Catches Fashion-Show Crashers

Ty Yorio can spot a fashion-show crasher faster than a designer can identify a counterfeit handbag.

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Actors Show Love for Naked Angels

The evening titled One Big Ball at Roseland was something of a love-fest, at least for the dozens of actors who got their start with the theater group in 1986.

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Lee Breuer's Japonaiserie Streetcar

"[W]ith firm guidance from a New York director with a long career in avant-garde theater," the Comedie Francaise's new staging of A Streetcar Named Desire takes place in "a fantasy world of …

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Did Bad Reviews Hurt "Spider-Man"? Not At The Box Office

"Spider-Man" grossed $1,330,014, an increase of almost 3 percent over the previous week, and was the second-highest-grossing show on Broadway behind the musical "Wicked," which grossed $1.44…

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DANIEL RADCLIFFE and HOW TO SUCCEED Featured in March Vogue by Admin

Annie Leibovitz photographs Daniel Radcliffe for the March issue of Vogue Magazine. Radcliffe is starring in the new Broadway production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comed…

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The Afternoon Report, Tuesday, February 15, 2011 by Bbbblogger

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Today's Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked item for more inform…

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NAKED ANGELS’ 25th Anniversary Gala Featured on EntertainmentWeekly.com by Bbbblogger

Last night NAKED ANGELS celebrated its 25th Anniversary as one of the most innovative theatre companies in New York with a spectacular Gala at Roseland Ballroom, entitled ONE BIG BALL!. Ente…

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ARCADIA’s Grace Gummer Featured in New York Magazine by Bbbblogger

The Accidental Actress Grace Gummer joins the family business, after a few detours. By Boris Kachka New York Magazine Most Thanksgivings, the Gummer children—the three daughters and on…

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Jared Mason to Assume Role of Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway’s MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET by Bbbblogger

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit Broadway musical, announces that Jared Mason will assume the role of Jerry Lee Lewis at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) starting Tuesday, March…

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Director Mary Zimmerman on 'The Arabian Nights' and 'Candide' by Joel Markowitz

Tony Award-winning Director Mary Zimmerman talks about 'The Arabian Nights' which is closing this weekend at Arena Stage and 'Candide', which played at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Review: Thinner Than Water at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

New LABrynth Theater Company playwright Melissa. Ross unites a family of half-siblings for their father's final hours

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Primary Stages Extends Run of A. R. Gurney's "Black Tie" by Henry Edwards

America's Premier WASP Playwright Scores With His New Comedy of Manners

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Review "The Road To Qatar" by Diana Barth

Epoch Times review

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`Spider-Man' Ticket Prices Soar, Plummet in Fragmented Broadway Market by Philip Boroff

Actors aren't the only ones having their ups and downs at “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”

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Spider-Man? Turn Off the Kvetch. by Michael Feingold

Our critic leaves Peter Parker hanging

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How Broadway.com editor Paul Wontorek made Broadway click by Jesse North

Broadway.com editor in chief Paul Wontorek sits in a comfy white chair in the middle of the website's video production room in its Times Square offices. Amid professional lighting and expens…

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When I Want Your Opinion ... by Peter Filichia

Ron Schroeder said, "Okay Peter, if a lot of people answer, you've got a lot of reading. The problem with the essay questions is that there are too many answers." He was referring to the s…

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The Knightley news: 'Hour' by Michael Riedel

On the strength of terrific reviews last week for her per formance in "The Children's Hour" in London, the lovely Keira Knightley is likely to be the leading box-office draw on Broadway in …

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A.R. Gurney Goes Black Tie by Michael Feingold

A wedding comedy from the veteran playwright

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Half Straddle Runs a Trick Play by Alexis Soloski

In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL would confuse Vince Lombardi

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Apple Cove Bears Little Fruit by Alexis Soloski

The Women's Project stages a busy satire

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When I Come to Die Tries to Live at LCT3 by Tom Sellar

Nathan Louis Jackson returns with a visit to Death Row

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Green Investigates Corrupt Interplanetary Elections! by Miriam Felton-Dansky

Metropolitan Playhouse host Chris Harcum's whirlwind solo sci-fi show

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A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians Talk (and Talk) Eastern Europe by Jacob Gallagher-Ross

Dorota Maslowska debuts at Abrons Arts Center

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At Arden, a Full Moon for the Misbegotten by J. Cooper Robb

For all the emotional angst conjured by Gonglewski and Hissom, the best moments in the production involve the quiet passage of time.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Worth a Bottle of Whiskey by MAUREEN DOWD

A seven-hour marathon of plays covering 169 years illuminates how Afghanistan earned the title “graveyard of empires.”

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The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson by Tom Chiarella

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years

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Jennifer Carpenter of 'Dexter' relishes the stage

Jennifer Carpenter is happy: She's finally been given permission to cry. The actress, currently starring opposite Pablo Schreiber in the off-Broadway dark romantic play "Gruesome Playground …

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Another dysfunctional family? We kin dig it by Frank Scheck

As Leo Tolstoy famously observed, "Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." For the three siblings in Melissa Ross' "Thinner Than Water," unhappiness takes the form of constant argu…

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A Playwright’s Fictions Stay Close to Real Life by Micheline Maynard

Regina Taylor’s “Trinity River Plays” open at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, where many of her works have been produced.

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Theater Review | 'Apple Cove': In-Laws Are Core Issue for This Adam and Eve by David Rooney

Lynn Rosen’s comedy “Apple Cove” is many things, just not as funny or clever as it should be.

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Theater Review | 'Green': Planets Named for Banks, and Snobbish Robots by Anita Gates

In “Green,” by Chris Harcum, one of the last human beings in the universe is arrested for being poor and artistic.

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'American Slavery Project' Focuses on Black Playwrights by Felicia R. Lee

"The American Slavery Project," set to begin on March 7 at the CAP 21 Theater, is a free reading series to showcase black playwrights who are exploring issues of slavery and the Civil War.

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Gore Vidal Political Play Returns by Patrick Healy

An election year looms, as does the return of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," the deliciously tart (when done well) play about politics, campaigns and the presidency.

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Laurents-Hatcher Award Announced by Patrick Healy

The foundation of the Broadway director Arthur Laurents and his longtime partner, Tom Hatcher, announced on Tuesday that its first playwriting award, worth $150,000, would go to Jeff Talbott.

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Bloomberg Family Foundation to Support Arts by Kate Taylor

Mayor Bloomberg's family foundation is planning to distribute $32 million to New York City arts organizations.

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For Actresses, Is a Big Appetite Part of the Show? by Jeff Gordinier

MINKA KELLY, the “sexiest woman alive,” slides a fork into a tangle of spaghetti carbonara. Zoë Saldana has a basket of fried calamari. Jennifer Lawrence, an Oscar nominee for h…

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'Second Language' play speaks to local students by Joe Dziemianowicz

Do you speak English? Hoi Lun Lui thought she did.

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Review: An Evening with Judy Collins by Brian Scott Lipton

The legendary singer's annual show at the Cafe Carlyle once again displays her brilliant musicality paired with her refreshing anything-can-happen approach to performing.

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Review: Thinner Than Water by Chris Kompanek

Melissa Ross' often powerful new play focuses on how a highly dysfunctional family deals with loss.

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Review: In Your Image by Dan Bacalzo

Rob Benson's new play about a family reunion suffers from awkward dialogue and uneven acting.

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Feature: Kim Zimmer On Life and Love by Brian Scott Lipton

The Daytime Emmy Award winner discusses joining Love, Loss, and What I Wore and her current role on One Life to Live.

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PHOTO FLASH: Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson and Priscilla Queen of the Desert Cast Meet the Press by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, February 15 members of the press visited the cast of Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical for a preview of some numbers from the show, which will begin previews a…

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Living Theatre to Live Stream Performances of Korach by Dan Bacalzo

The Living Theatre has announced that it will offer eight free, live-streamed performances of writer/director Judith Malina's Korach, February 16-26 at 8pm.The play is based on the Biblical …

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Michael Wilson to Direct Planned Broadway Revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man by Andy Propst

Michael Wilson will direct a planned revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway in the spring of 2012. No casting has been announced.The play, first seen on Broadway in 1960 and revive…

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James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Sam Rockwell, Mark Ruffalo, et al. to Join Brad Pitt in Cogan's Trade Film by Andy Propst

Stage veterans James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Sam Rockwell, and Mark Ruffalo will co-star with Brad Pitt in the forthcoming film Cogan's Trade, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Andrew Do…

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Tim Curry, Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Michael Keaton, et al. to Honor Alec Baldwin at Museum of the Moving Image Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Alec Baldwin will be honored at the Museum of the Moving Image's annual salute, to be held at Cipriani's 42nd St., on Monday, February 28 beginning at 7pm.The evening will include remarks by…

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National Park Service Endorses St. Ann's Proposal for Two-Theater Complex in the Brooklyn Tobacco Warehouse by Andy Propst

The National Park Service has endorsed the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation's plan to transfer the Brooklyn Tobacco Warehouse to performing arts presenter St. Ann's Warehouse, according to p…

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Douglas Hodge, Nathan Gunn, Marin Mazzie, Lea Salonga, et al. Added to Café Carlyle Season by Dan Bacalzo

The Café Carlyle has announced an updated line-up for its 2011 Winter/Spring season.Newly added engagements include 2010 Tony Award-winner Douglas Hodge (March 15- 26); internatio…

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Craig Lucas to Direct Reading for AliveWire Theatrics; Cast for Chana Porter's Besharet Announced by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominated playwright Craig Lucas will direct a reading of Chana Porter's Leap And The Net Will Appear, on March 14, as part of a reading series from AliveWire Theatrics to be held…

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Jeff Talbott Wins Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award for The Submission by Andy Propst

Jeff Talbott has won the inaugural Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award for The Submission, according to a report in The New York Times. The honor, named for Broadway director Arthur Laurent…

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Hugh Nees, Ian Merrill Peakes, Holly Twyford, Erin Weaver to Celebrate Release of Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor and Other Plays by Andy Propst

Hugh Nees, Ian Merrill Peakes, Holly Twyford, and Erin Weaver will offer readings at a book launch party celebrating the release of Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor and Other Plays, to be held o…

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Belarus Free Theatre's Being Harold Pinter to Receive February 21 Encore Benefit Performance in Chicago by Dan Bacalzo

Belarus Free Theatre's production of Vladimir Shcherban's Being Harold Pinter, will receive an encore benefit performance Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare on February 21, at 7:30pm.The play,…

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Joel Zwick to Direct Debra Ehrhardt's Jamaica, Farewell at Falcon Theater by Dan Bacalzo

NAACP award-winner Debra Ehrhardt's solo show, Jamaica, Farewell, will play The Falcon Theater, March 16-April 17, with an opening on March 25. Tony nominee Joel Zwick will direct.Based on a…

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PHOTO FLASH: FDNY Teams With Up Flying Karamazov Brothers by Brian Scott Lipton

The Flying Karamazov Brothers, who are currently performing at the Minetta Lane Theatre, teamed up with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) on Tuesday, February 15 to film a public servi…

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Mia Dillon, Molly Ephraim, Andrea Maulella, Mark Shanahan Set for Angel Street Reading at Westport Country Playhouse by Dan Bacalzo

Mia Dillon, Molly Ephraim, Andrea Maulella, and Mark Shanahan will be among the actors featured in a script-in-hand reading of Patrick Hamilton's Angel Street, to be presented at Westport Co…

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Frankie Faison, Novella Nelson, Stephen Tyrone Williams et al. Set for Hartford Stage's Gem of the Ocean by Dan Bacalzo

Casting has been announced for Hartford Stage's production of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean, to run May 12-June 5. Hana Sharif will direct.Set in 1904, this play is the first installment …

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Aaron Ramey to Join South Pacific Tour in Toronto by Andy Propst

Aaron Ramey will assume the role of Lieutenant Joseph Cable in Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific in the national touring company during its Toronto engagement at the Toronto Centre f…

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Jared Mason to Succeed Levi Kreis as Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet by Dan Bacalzo

Jared Mason will take over the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Broadway production of Million Dollar Quartet at the Nederlander Theatre, beginning with the Tuesday, March 15 performance. Levi…

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Alec Baldwin, Ty Burrell, Anne Hathaway, Jane Krakowski, Jane Lynch, et al. Receive Comedy Award Nominations by Andy Propst

The nominees for the inaugural Comedy Awards have been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on March 25 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, which will subsequently be b…

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PHOTO FLASH: Edie Falco, Gina Gershon, Ron Rifkin, Liev Schreiber, Lili Taylor, et al. at Naked Angels' One Big Ball Gala by Tristan Fuge

On Monday, February 14, Naked Angels celebrated its 25th Anniversary with its One Big Ball gala at the Roseland Ballroom. Participating artists included Jane Alexander, Patrick Breen, Ned Ei…

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Works by Andrew Gerle, Lucy Thurber, et al. Part of City Opera's VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab by Andy Propst

Excerpts from Andrew Gerle and Royce Vavrek's The Beach and Arlene Sierra and Lucy Thurber's Faustine will be presented as part of New York City Opera's annual new music festival, VOX Contem…

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Complete Cast Announced for Follies, Starring Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Ron Raines, and More by Andy Propst

The John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts has announced complete casting for Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies, to run May 7 - June 19 in the Eisenhower Theatre at the Jo…

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Colin Hanlon Joins Wicked National Tour by Dan Bacalzo

Colin Hanlon will join the cast of the first North American tour of Wicked, beginning today, February 15, in Appleton, WI.Based on Gregory Maguire's novel of the same name, Wicked features a…

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Polly Draper, Maggie Siff, et al. Set for Jane Anderson's The Escort at Geffen Playhouse by Dan Bacalzo

Polly Draper and Maggie Siff will star in Emmy Award winning playwright Jane Anderson's world premiere of The Escort, at the Geffen Playhouse, April 6-May 8. Lisa Peterson will direct.The pl…

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Colleen Zenk to Present Cabaret Show at Bob Egan's New Hope in April; Tour to follow by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Emmy Award nominee Colleen Zenk will premiere her new one-woman cabaret show, entitled Colleen Zenk: Live! at Bob Egan's New Hope, on Friday, April 8. A national tour will follow, w…

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Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, Robert Morse to Headline S.T.A.G.E.'s Original Cast 2 Fundraiser, Dedicated to Betty Garrett by Andy Propst

Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, and Robert Morse will headline Original Cast 2, to be offered on Saturday, April 2 at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles. David Galligan will direct t…

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Joel de la Fuente, James Saito to Star in NAATCO's A Number by Dan Bacalzo

OBIE Award-winner James Saito will star opposite Joel de la Fuente in The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) production of Caryl Churchill's A Number, to be presented at Cherry…

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Flea Theater Extends Trista Baldwin's American Sexy Through March 6 by Dan Bacalzo

The Flea Theater has extended its production of Trista Baldwin's American Sexy, which will now close March 6. Mia Walker has directed the production.The play focuses on four college student…

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Tina Benko, Marisa Tomei, Frank Whaley, et al. Set for New Group's Marie and Bruce by Andy Propst

The New Group has announced complete casting for Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce, to run March 14 - May 7 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. Scott Elliott will direct the production, whic…

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Ricky Ian Gordon's Bric-A-Brac CD to Be Released March 8 by Andy Propst

Blue Griffin Records will release Bric-a-Brac, its second installment of a series of discs featuring songwriter Ricky Ian Gordon performing his own work, on March 8. The 19-track disc inclu…

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Margaret Tyzack to Join BBC Series EastEnders by Dan Bacalzo

Tony and Olivier Award winner Margaret Tyzack will join the cast of the popular BBC soap opera, EastEnders.She will play the role of Lydia Simmonds, the maternal grandmother of Janine (playe…

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Tyler Maynard, Donna McKechnie, Max Von Essen Set for March 14 Column Awards Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veterans Tyler Maynard and Max Von Essen will co-host the 2011 Column Awards gala, to be held at the Irving Arts Center in Dallas, Texas on Monday, March 14 at 7pm. In addition, Ton…

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Annette Bening, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, et al. Will Be Oscar Presenters by Brian Scott Lipton

Annette Bening, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Wither…

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Pan Asian Rep Announces Casting for Vietnam Project II: Past and Present by Andy Propst

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre has announced casting for Nguyen Thi Minh Ngoc's We Are and Derek Nguyen's Monster, to be presented under the rubric of the Vietnam Project II: Past and Present, …

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Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Announces Cast for Bill Harris' Cool Blues by Dan Bacalzo

Ezra Barnes, Stephanie Berry, Terria Joseph, Marcus Naylor, Maria Silverman and Jay Ward will star in the Off-Broadway premiere of Bill Harris' Cool Blues, to be presented at Henry Street Se…

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Kate Forbes, Jason Butler Harner, Randy Harrison, et al. Set for Red Bull's Margaret: A Tyger's Heart by Dan Bacalzo

Michael Stewart Allen, Craig Baldwin, Kate Forbes, Jacob Fishel, Jason Butler Harner, Randy Harrison, Robert Stanton, and David Townsend will star in Red Bull Theater's Raw Develepmental Lab…

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Aaron Sorkin to Guest Star on 30 Rock by Dan Bacalzo

2011 Academy Award nominee Aaron Sorkin will play himself in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock to air in March or April, according to EW.com.Sorkin is nominated for the Academy Award for his sc…

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Arena Stage Has World Premieres of Like Water for Chocolate and Mary T. & Lizzie K. in 11-Show New Season by Kenneth Jones

The world premiere of the pre-Broadway musical Like Water for Chocolate will be among productions on the 2011-12 schedule at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Artistic director Molly Smith anno…

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Todd Almond and Amy Ryan Explore Wyoming and Parts of Kansas Feb. 16 by Adam Hetrick

Wyoming and Parts of Kansas, a musical travelogue featuring two-time Tony Award nominee Amy Ryan and songwriter Todd Almond, is presented Feb. 16 at St. Mark's Church.

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Judith Ivey Helms Carapace World Premiere, Opening at the Atlanta's Alliance Feb. 16 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey stages the world premiere of David Mitchell Robinson's Carapace, the 2010 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning work about a sportscaster on…

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Geoffrey Rush Takes a Page from The Diary of a Madman, Opening at BAM Feb. 16 by Adam Hetrick

The Diary of a Madman, starring Academy and Tony Award-winning actor Geoffrey Rush, officially opens Feb. 16 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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In Starcatcher, Peter Pan Takes Off in a New Direction by Robert Simonson

Three bold imaginations give wing to a new theatrical chapter in the legend of Peter Pan in Off-Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher.

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Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 16 by Robert Viagas and Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradley

1898 Birthday of Broadway leading lady and producer Katharine Cornell (1898-1974), who starred in and/or produced A Bill of Divorcement, The Age of Innocence, The Barretts of Wimpole Street,…

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Alice Ripley's Acoustic Album "Daily Practice" Hits Stores Feb. 15 by Adam Hetrick

"Daily Practice, Volume 1," the new acoustic rock album from Tony Award-winning Next to Normal actress Alice Ripley, arrives in stores Feb. 15 on the Sh-K-Boom Records label.

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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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Jeff Talbott Named Inaugural Recipient of Laurents-Hatcher Playwriting Award by Adam Hetrick

Jeff Talbott, an unproduced New York City playwright, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Laurents-Hatcher Award, which comes with a $50,000 prize for the writer and $100,000 for a…

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Gore Vidal's The Best Man Will Resurface on Broadway in 2012 — an Election Year by Kenneth Jones

Gore Vidal's The Best Man, the 1960 play about presidential candidates, will return to Broadway in spring 2012, producer Jeffrey Richards announced.

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Cafe Carlyle to Welcome Lea Salonga, Douglas Hodge, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley by Andrew Gans

Additional performers have been announced for the Café Carlyle's 2011 winter/spring season.

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PHOTO CALL: Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Jeffry Denman, Erin Davie and More Sing Broadway by the Year: 1921 by Krissie Fullerton

The Town Hall's 11th season of the Broadway By the Year series, created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel, kicked off Feb. 14 at 8 PM with The Broadway Musicals of 1921 featuring Kate Bald…

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Upcoming Cast Recordings by Farin Schlussel

Here is a survey of upcoming and recent cast album releases (and significant Broadway-related recordings).

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Novella Nelson and Stephen Tyrone Williams Will Polish a Gem of the Ocean at Hartford Stage by Adam Hetrick

Novella Nelson, Stephen Tyrone Williams and Frankie Faison will star in late playwright August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean, which will wash ashore at Hartford Stage in May.

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Randy Harrison and Kate Forbes to Workshop Margaret, A Tyger's Heart for Red Bull by Adam Hetrick

The Red Bull Theater's "In the Raw" workshop of Margaret, A Tyger's Heart, which explores the role of the French Queen throughout Shakespeare's history plays, will be presented to the public…

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PHOTO CALL: Will Swenson, Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon and Cast Perform From Priscilla Queen of the Desert by Krissie Fullerton

Will Swenson, Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon and the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert performed at a Feb. 15 press event, offering a sneak peek of the show.

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Geffen's Escort, Anderson's Prostitution Play, To Star Polly Draper, Maggie Siff, James Eckhouse by Kenneth Jones

Maggie Siff of "Mad Men" and Polly Draper of "thirtysomething" will star in the Geffen Playhouse world premiere of Jane Anderson's The Escort, a play that "combines the two oldest profession…

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Casting Complete for Kennedy Center Follies; "Young" Counterparts Announced by Andrew Gans

Casting is now complete for the Kennedy Center's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies.

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Rent's Colin Hanlon Joins Cast of Wicked's First National Tour by Andrew Gans

Colin Hanlon, who was seen on Broadway in Rent and Off-Broadway in I Love You Because, joins the cast of the first North American tour of Wicked as Fiyero Feb. 15 in Appleton, WI.

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Zak Resnick Heads Cast of Reading of Harmony, Kansas, Musical About a Gay Men's Chorus in the Sticks by Kenneth Jones

Harmony, Kansas, the new musical about a gay men's chorus that forms in rural Kansas, will get an invitation-only Manhattan reading Feb. 22. Jonathan Rayson, Zak Resnick, Chris Hoch, Howie M…

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PHOTO CALL: Meet the 2011 Broadway Bears by Matthew Blank

The annual Broadway Bears fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be presented March 6 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

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Jared Mason Will Succeed Tony Winner Levi Kreis in Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet by Adam Hetrick

Jared Mason will succeed Tony Award winner Levi Kreis as rock pianist Jerry Lee Lewis in the Broadway production of Million Dollar Quartet beginning March 15 at the Nederlander Theatre.

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Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, Robert Morse, Liz Callaway Set for Original Cast 2; Betty Garrett Tribute, Too by Andrew Gans

S.T.A.G.E. -- the annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event -- will be presented April 2 at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex on the campus of California State Los Angeles.

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Send in the Clones: Off-Broadway's A Number Will Feature James Saito and Joel de la Fuente by Kenneth Jones

A Number, Caryl Churchill's acclaimed play about human cloning and identity, will get a fresh Off-Broadway production by the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) March 12-April a…

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Yussef El Guindi Wins 2010 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award by Thomas Peter

Playwright Yussef El Guindi has received the 2010 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award. Guindi will receive the award at a ceremony at the Lark Play Development Center in June.

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Off-Broadway Rush, Standing Room and Inexpensive Ticket Policies by Farin Schlussel

To make tickets more affordable to students and other theatregoers on a budget, many Off-Broadway shows have implemented rush, lottery and standing-room-only (SRO) policies.

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And the Curtain Rises Will Reveal Nick Dalton, Erick Devine, Jennifer Smith, Alma Cuervo at Signature by Kenneth Jones

The acting company of the world-premiere production of And the Curtain Rises, the musical about the creation of a new American form called musical comedy, has been announced by Signature The…

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Jesse L. Martin to Star in "Hallelujah" Pilot by Thomas Peter

Stage and screen actor Jesse L. Martin will star in "Hallelujah," a pilot from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, according to ew.com.

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Rent and La Boheme, Staged in Repertory, Begin Ohio Run Feb. 15 by Thomas Peter

Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning musical Rent will be performed in repertory with La Bohème, the Giacomo Puccini opera that inspired it, Feb. 15-27 at The Baldwin-Wallace College …

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PHOTO CALL: Marisa Tomei, Gina Gershon, Liev Schreiber and More Celebrate Naked Angels With One Big Ball Gala by Matthew Blank and Irina Khodorkovsky

Marisa Tomei, Gina Gershon, Liev Schreiber, Edie Falco and Lorraine Bracco were among the stars celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Off-Broadway theatre company Naked Angels on Valentine…

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TDF Releases Free TKTS App for Android Users by Kenneth Jones

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization which runs the TKTS Discount Booths, released the The Official TKTS iPhone app in December. Starting Feb. 15, theatre …

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Moving Image Museum to Honor Alec Baldwin; Edie Falco, Ben Stiller, Mercedes Ruehl Are Presenters by Andrew Gans

Stage and screen star Alec Baldwin will be honored at the Museum of the Moving Image's Annual Salute Feb. 28 at Cipriani's 42nd St. in New York.

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Two Kansas City Women File $4 Million Lawsuit Against Billy Elliot by Andrew Gans

Two women from Kansas City, MO, who attended the Nov. 23, 2009, performance of Billy Elliot The Musical have filed a $4 million lawsuit over injuries sustained while watching the hit musical…

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Max von Essen and Tyler Maynard Will Co-Host Column Awards; Donna McKechnie to Perform by Andrew Gans

The 2011 Column Awards, which honor excellence in theatre within the Dallas-Fort Metroplex, will be held March 14 at the Carpenter Hall Theater at the Irving Arts Center.

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Oprah Winfrey Welcomes Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Feb. 15 by Andrew Gans

Mother-and-daughter performers Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher are the special guests on the Feb. 15 broadcast of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

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New Group's Marie and Bruce to Feature Marisa Tomei, Frank Whaley, Tina Benko, Devin Ratray by Andrew Gans

The New Group will present the first major New York revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce in a limited Off-Broadway engagement beginning March 14 at The New Group @ Theatre Row.

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Tom Conti to Star in London Premiere of Smash! at the Menier Chocolate Factory by Mark Shenton

Smash!, the late Jack Rosenthal's autobiographical play based on his experiences in turning his hit TV play "Bar Mitzvah Boy" into a stage musical, will receive its London premiere at the Me…

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The Kissing Dance to Receive Professional Premiere at London's Jermyn Street by Mark Shenton

The Kissing Dance, Howard Goodall and Charles Hart's musical adaptation of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer that was originally written for and premiered by the National Youth Music …

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West End's Dirty Dancing to Shutter at Aldwych Theatre Prior to National Tour by Mark Shenton

Dirty Dancing, the West End stage version of the classic 1987 film of the same name, has announced that it will shutter at the Aldwych Theatre July 9, prior to embarking on a previously anno…

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West End's Starry Children's Hour Loses a Performance, But Adds a Week to Run by Mark Shenton

The new West End production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, which opened officially at the Comedy Theatre Feb. 9, lost a performance Feb. 14, owing to "essential building repairs" …

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A Cover Story: Priscilla Queen of the Desert by Matt Blank

The new musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert begins performances at the Palace Theatre Feb. 28.The show is drawn from the Academy Award-winning film “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen…

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Dangerous Beauty Celebrates Opening Night (Video) by Thomas Peter

Dangerous Beauty, the new musical about a woman who is forced to become a courtesan to regain her lost family fortune, opened Feb. 13 at the Pasadena Playhouse. Clips from the show as well …

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Douglas Hodge Passes La Cage Torch to Harvey Fierstein (Video) by Thomas Peter

Douglas Hodge, who won a Tony Award for playing Albin/Zaza in the current revival of La Cage aux Folles, passes the torch to Harvey Fierstein, the four-time Tony Award winner who succeeds Ho…

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First Look at Off-Broadway’s A Perfect Future (Photos) by Matt Blank

Tony Award-winning producer Andy Sandberg (Hair, The Last Smoker in America), Whitney Hoagland Edwards and Neal-Rose Creations present the world premiere of David Hay’s A Perfect Futur…

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Idina Menzel Sings a Philharmonic "Poker Face" (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel performs Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” in this clip from her Feb. 5 concert with the New York Philharmonic.Menzel previously performed the hit pop…

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The Book of Mormon: Broadway's Newest “Say What?!” Musical

Writers Matt Stone and Trey Parker are no strangers to edgy, profane, offensive humor (see: "South Park," "Team America" and "Cannibal! The Musical"). Is it really a surprise that their newe…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Special Musical Preview

The cast of the upcoming Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert gave the media a sneak peek at some of the high-energy numbers in this jukebox musical that features some famous dance…

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BWW's On This Day - February 16, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Meet the Cast of ARCADIA Day 3: Raul Esparza

BroadwayWorld presents the cast of the Broadway revival of ARCADIA Today we feature Ral Esparza, who stars as Valentine Coverly. Learn all about him here...

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Amy Ryan to Perform at Todd Almond Concert, 2/16

According to the NY Times, Amy Ryan is set to will perform a song entitled, All I Ever Wanted at a Todd Almond concert on February 16. The performance will be held at St. Mark's Church in N…

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DRIVING MISS DAISY Continues Line-up For Post Performance Talk-backs

Producers Jed Bernstein and Adam Zotovich announced previously that an elite group of influencers, including Kathryn Stockett best-selling author of The Help, former U.S. congressman Harold …

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Denis O'Hare, Benicio Del Toro and More Star in Upcoming Shorts at Symphony Space

Symphony Space has announced several casting updates for award winning Selected Shorts Performances. Scheduled guests are as follows

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