Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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The Bitter Poet by Theasy.com

Under St. Marks, Off Off Broadway By Molly Marinik Read more Frigid Festival reviews here. BOTTOM LINE: The Bitter Poet laments his love life through irreverent poems and songs in thi…

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Federal Regulators Cite Broadway's Spider-Man for Safety Violations

The Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, at the Foxwoods Theatre, was cited by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on March 4 for workplace safety violations, …

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A mystery man in fantasy land by Elisabeth Vincentelli

TEN-year-old Michael has been going through some changes lately. His par ents are distracted by their new baby, and they've all just moved to a ramshackle house. When Michael explores the…

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Anjelica Huston Joins the Cast of NBC's 'Smash' Pilot

Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston has been reported to join the cast of the NBC pilot Smash. She'll be joining the already announced Broadway regulars Christian Borle and Megan H…

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The Big Interview: David Henry Hwang

Renowned author of M. Butterfly coming to Toronto to speak at Hart House.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Merchant of Venice

F. Murray Abraham gives a strong performance as Shylock in Darko Tresnjak's cogent -- and remarkably timely -- revival of William Shakespeare's play.

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Review: The Method Gun

The Texas-based group's new piece about a 1970s theater troupe affords only fleeting pleasures.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Box Office Opens Tomorrow Mar 5 for JERUSALEM Starring Mark Rylance

WINNER! BEST PLAY EVENING STANDARD, LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE, WRITERS’ GUILD AWARDS  WINNER! BEST ACTOR, MARK RYLANCE – OLIVIER, EVENING STANDARD, LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARDS…

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‘Spider-Man’ Is Cited Again for Violations by Kevin Flynn

Regulators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the Broadway musical exposed employees to “the hazards of falls or being struck during flying routines.”

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God's Favorite Musical? Talking Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg, Patina Miller, Victoria Clark & More by Broadway.com Staff

In 1992, crowds lined up to see Whoopi Goldberg play Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer hiding out from the mob in a quaint nunnery, in the surprise film hit of the summer, Sister Act. Now…

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OSHA issues violations to 'Spider-Man'

The federal government has weighed in on the perils of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Anthony Giddens' trip to see Gaddafi vetted by Libyan intelligence chief by Rajeev Syal, Jeevan Vasagar

Leaked documents also reveal that US firm Monitor Group organised meetings between Gaddafi and former LSE director• 'A programme to enhance Libya's reputation'• 'A proposal for expanding…

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Giffords shooting suspect may face death penalty

Six people were killed and 13 wounded; Giffords was shot through the head and remains in hospital in HoustonUS prosecutors have issued a 49-count indictment of Jared Lee Loughner, accused of…

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African Union peacekeepers' death toll in Somalia fighting is 'at least 53'

Major offensive against Islamist militants during past two weeks has seen higher casualtiesMore than 50 African Union peacekeepers have died in fighting in Somalia since a major offensive ag…

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Julie Taymor on 'Spider-Man' musical: 'My trial by fire'

Julie Taymor took a break from her non-stop work on the still-previewing Broadway musical "Turn Off the Dark" to jet west to speak at the annual TED conference of creative types. R…

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Box Office Opens for JERUSALEM 3/5

The Music Box Theatre box office 239 West 45th Street opens tomorrow, March 5 at 1000 AM for The Royal Court Theatre's JERUSALEM, the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play by Jez Bu…

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Book lovers flock to hear Trafalgar Square readings by Ben Quinn

Authors including Alan Bennett, DBC Pierre and Margaret Atwood defy chill to celebrate World Book Night"I'm too cold to turn the page over," drawled Alan Bennett in his familiar Yorkshire vo…

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Oil prices: Green light from the black stuff | Editorial

Potentially, at least, and if the right lessons are drawn, today's threat could be tomorrow's opportunityIt will come as little comfort to many motorists blenching at the pumps today at havi…

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Letters: Ireland's opportunity

Tomorrow the Irish Labour party will meet to decide whether to enter government as the junior party in a Fine Gael government. If they do, the leadership of the opposition will be handed to …

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Letters: LSE's lesson in accountability

Having recently completed a master's degree at the LSE, I am not surprised by the Libya episode (Report, 4 March), but it is perhaps more meaningful to see Howard Davies as a bizarre, ironic…

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This week's new dance by Judith Mackrell

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo, On tourThe wonderful Trocks are back on UK soil – taking their inimitable brand of classicism, camp and comedy on a nationwide tour. As always, their…

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This week's new comedy by James Kettle

Barry And Stuart: Powered By Demons, LondonBBC1's recent Saturday night offering The Magicians might have been a bit of a hit-and-miss affair, based on the questionable idea that audiences w…

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This week's new theatre by Lyn Gardner, Mark Cook

Ecstasy, LondonSo successful has Mike Leigh been as a film director, with international hits such as Secrets And Lies and the most recent, Another Year, that it's easy to forget he started o…

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Known and Unknown by Donald Rumsfeld – review by Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands is far from swayed by Donald Rumsfeld's apologiaDonald Rumsfeld's colourful and controversial public career is bookended by two big appointments: in November 1975 he became th…

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Letters: British orchestras can take a bow

Charlotte Higgins (The secret of Berlin's shine, 28 February) draws welcome attention to the conditions of orchestral life in this country compared to those in Germany, and rightly suggests …

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The revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg

The writer and activist Rosa Luxemburg spent years in prison because of her opposition to the first world war, and was an outspoken critic of Marxism. Sheila Rowbotham finds the woman behind…

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Q&A: Gillian Anderson by Rosanna Greenstreet

'My worst job? The X-Files pilot'Gillian Anderson, 42, was born in Chicago but spent most of her childhood in London. She attended the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago and, at …

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Lucy Mangan: The feminist fight is not over yet by Lucy Mangan

Silvio Berlusconi isn't the only reason we still need International Women's Day..."What," said my friend* when I mentioned to him that International Women's Day was coming up on Tu…

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Let's do the time warp again: Childhood photos recreated by Dom Joly, Shappi Khorsandi, Chris Addison, Jon Holmes, Becky Barnicoat

Take a dozen comedians, add some snaps from the family album, mix them all up and what do you get?Dom JolyShappi KhorsandiChris AddisonJon HolmesBecky Barnicoat

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George C. Wolfe to Assist Anything Goes Star Joel Grey in Directing The Normal Heart on Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

George C. Wolfe will lend a hand to The Normal Heart on Broadway, according to The New York Times. Joel Grey, who is directing the show, is currently preparing to star as Moonface Martin in …

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Macau: where China likes to spend it by Patrick Collinson

Chinese workers are industrious, committed to saving – and willing to gamble enormous sums in Macau's sprawling casinosYou won't find the Paiza Mansions on TripAdvisor. You can't even book…

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Passengers will be able to sue airlines over three-hour delays by Miles Brignall

Compensation hope as court questions block on claims from people made to wait more than 180 minutes to take offIf a flight that you are booked on is delayed by more than three hours, you can…

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Meet the Family! In Rehearsal With the New Stars of The Addams Family by Broadway.com Staff

A fresh set of stars are about to do some family bonding as new cast members ready to join The Addams Family on March 8. Broadway.com's Beth Stevens caught up with the latest batch …

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater Review | 'The Merchant of Venice': What Price a Pound of Flesh? by Charles Isherwood

A new staging of “The Merchant of Venice,” from Theater for a New Audience, stars F. Murray Abraham as Shylock.

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'Spider-Man' Cited for Federal Safety Violations by Kevin Flynn

The proposed fine of $12,600, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is unlikely to faze a production that has already run through $65 million.

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ArtsBeat: ‘Spider-Man’ Cited for Safety Violations by Kevin Flynn

The proposed fine of $12,600, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is unlikely to faze a production that has already run through $65 million.

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Exclusive: SPIDER-MAN's Future to Be Revealed by Middle of Next Week

Word went out earlier this week that Bono, who wrote the music and lyrics for SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK attended the show on Tuesday night to analyze the musical's progress since he last …

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An Obit Writer’s Chance to Think Inside the Box by Bruce Weber

A man who writes about death for a living stepped into a stage coffin for a role in “Play Dead,” an Off Broadway show.

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Becki Newton Set for Untitled CBS Pilot

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Becki Newton is set to star in a still untitled CBS pilot. The project will be written and executive produced by Jackie and Jeff Filgo. Andy Ackerman is …

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GYPSY OF THE MONTH: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING's Cameron Adams

On Broadway as a teen and now a seven-show veteran before she turns 30, Cameron has also become a Rob Ashford regular.

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BWW EXCLUSIVE: Steve Buscemi On ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, BOARDWALK, SOPRANOS, ON THE ROAD & More

Last week I had the exceptional privilege of interviewing newly minted SAG and Golden Globe-winner for Best Actor In A Drama Series for his work on HBO'S BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Steve Buscemi, alo…

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Photo Coverage: THE Orchid Show: On Broadway

From March 5 through April 25, 2011, the undeniable glamour and irresistible allure of orchids take center stage at The New York Botanical Garden in a dazzling display created by Tony award-…

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The Week in Culture Pictures, Mar. 4 by The New York Times

A slide show of photographs of cultural events from this week.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Courtney Love Settles Twitter Defamation Case by Jennifer Preston

As part of a legal settlement, the musician and actress Courtney Love agreed to begin paying $430,000 this week to a fashion designer who claimed that Ms. Love had posted multiple defamator…

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Morgan James And More Broadway Stars Set For The Bridge Benefit Concert

Morgan James The Addams Family, Wonderland will join a slate of outstanding artists from the worlds of Broadway, television, film and other mediums for The Bridge Where Hope and Respect Come…

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Mamma Mia!’s Brazilian Super Troupers Visit Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

ABBA-rific musical Mamma Mia! proved just how international a hit it really is on March 3, when the headliners of the Brazilian production stopped by to visit their friends on Broadway. Duri…

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Travels with Charley: Spokane

In Washington State, on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, John Steinbeck met a young man passionate about theater and hairdressing — and the kid’s furious father. Steinbeck wrote …

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Daniel Henning’s Blank Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Gary Ballard

Daniel Henning, founding artistic director of the Blank Theatre Company, tells how it began, “When I did a play at the age of four, that was sort of it. I was bit hard. It was Stone Soup,…

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On Stage Now: Good People

In Good People, a new play on Broadway, a charming but manipulative woman falls on hard times, and turns to a successful old friend for help. David Lindsay-Abaire tells Kurt Andersen how he …

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George C. Wolfe Will Assist Joel Grey for THE NORMAL HEART

Joel Grey - the much-lauded star of both stage and screen - will have a busy spring. The 78-year-old actor is appearing in the Roundabout revival of ANYTHING GOES, and will also be directing…

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Troubled 'Spider-Man' musical slapped with three more safety violations

NEW YORK -- Count three more strikes against "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued three serious viola…

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Show People: Cactus Flower Star Maxwell Caulfield on His Sexy Start, Keeping His Trousers On and (Yes!) Grease 2 by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek was happy to have Maxwell Caulfield on Show People this week to talk up his latest vehicle, the sexy '60s romp Cactus Flower. But what he reall…

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George C. Wolfe to Lend Directorial Supervision to Broadway's The Normal Heart

Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe will be acting as a directing supervisor for the Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. As previously reported, the production, which wi…

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Angela Lansbury, David Hyde Pierce to Honor Tom Kirdahy at LGBT Center Dinner

Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will perform at the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center's Center Dinner 2011, to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Mo…

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The Woodpecker Migrates to Mutineer Theatre Company by Cindy Marie Jenkins

“The best thing you can say to get us to do something is to say we can’t or it’s not possible.” That’s how artistic director Jon Cohn describes The Mutineer Theatre Company. “And…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Feb. 21-27 by Thomas Peter

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Feb. 21-27, 2011, as reported by The Broadway League. MUSICALS Wicked (Gerswhin Theatre), $1,660,095 Spider-Man Turn Off the Da…

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The Big Interview: David Henry Hwang

Renowned author of M. Butterfly coming to Toronto to speak at Hart House.

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Review Roundup: West End's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis. The …

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How Dillon Stevens landed a plum Billy Elliot role by Dave McGinn

As the title character’s cross-dressing pal in the Toronto production, the North Carolina teen is enjoying the role of a lifetime

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Brothel #9’s portrait of sex slavery is more study than drama by J. Kelly Nestruck

The characters are strongly drawn and well-acted but the play loses its focus before the second act

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Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on the arts: Dance, gritty theater and a shift towards neighborhoods by Chris Jones

Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel at an event Feb. 23. Emanuel recently spoke with the Tribune's Chris Jones about his arts vision for Chicago. (Tribune photo by Nancy Stone) In a wide-rangin…

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SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK: Weekly Web-Mail - Isabel Keating by Spider-Man on Broadway

SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK: Weekly Web-Mail - Isabel Keating Isabel Keating answers YOUR questions for this week's edition of the Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Weekly Web-Mail. From: S…

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George C. Wolfe To Help Out on 'The Normal Heart' by Patrick Healy

George C. Wolfe to help out on "Normal Heart" directing.

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Lauren Ambrose, Angela Bassett, et al. Set for New Pilots

A slew of theatre veterans, including Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Aidan Quinn, and Lauren Ambrose, are set to star in new television pilots in the coming months. Basset will star in ABC's…

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Janine Jansen: Portrait Of A Rising Violinist

The violinist made a big splash in 2005, when her recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons became one of the best-selling albums on iTunes. Since that time, her career has only grown.

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Book Review Podcast: Michael Frayn by The New York Times

Featuring the novelist and playwright Michael Frayn on his new memoir; and Donovan Hohn, the author of "Moby-Duck."

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Next Fall (2009) by Stagegrade

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Spark: Celebrating 10 Years of Studio 360

We're celebrating 10 years on the air by looking back at some of our favorite interviews about creative inspiration. Sculptor Richard Serra talks about falling in love with steel; choreograp…

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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Meets the Company of THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE...

On Tuesday, March 2, the company of THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES met the press. Cast members Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Mi…

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Circus Review: Where William Tell Is an Amateur by Neil Genzlinger

The circus is in town (if your town is East Rutherford, N.J., or Uniondale, N.Y.), and it has brought a pizazzy show called “Fully Charged,” complete with human cannonball.

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SPIDER-MAN Slapped with More Safety Violations for Injuries

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formally slapped the production of SPIDER-MAN with three se…

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Patton Oswalt Geeks Out

The comedian Patton Oswalt reads the title essay from his new memoir: Zombie, Spaceship, Wasteland. As Oswalt sees it, we all fall into one of these three science fiction fantasy archetypes.…

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A Salute to Good People as Frances McDormand, Tate Donovan & Co. Celebrate Their Broadway Opening by Bruce Glikas

The first new play of the spring 2011 season, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, has made its Broadway bow. The story of an uneasy reunion between a middle-aged woman stuck in her wor…

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KATHY GRIFFIN WANTS A TONY Adds Two Performances

Comedienne Kathy Griffin has just announced on Twitter that she has addded two more shows to to limited Broadway run of KATHY GRIFFIN WANTS A TONY. THe extra performances will be held March …

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Star-Studded Early Music in Toronto by James R. Oestreich

The ensemble Tafelmusik offers "The Galileo Project."

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 27 - March 4

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of…

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Find the Heart in Good People? by Broadway.com Staff

David Lindsay-Abaire's new play Good People brings audiences to the rough neighborhood of South Boston where star Frances McDormand's character Margie is trying to make ends meet. Wh…

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Kathy Griffin Adds Two Performances to Broadway Run

Emmy Award winner Kathy Griffin has added two performances to her limited engagement run of Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, which will play the Belasco Theatre, running March 11-19. The additio…

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PHOTO FLASH: Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey at Museum of the Moving Image Salute

Stage and screen star Alec Baldwin was honored at the Museum of the Moving Image's annual salute, held at Cipriani's 42nd St., on Monday, February 28. The evening, produced by Sc…

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Am I Suffering Enough to Make Good Art? by Evan McNamara

I’m sure you’ve heard the adage, “you must suffer for your art.” I’ve always considered myself an optimist with a pretty good life, albeit a bit of a worrier. So the worrisome voic…

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Comedian Kathy Griffin Adds Additional Performances to Her Tony Bid by Broadway.com Staff

Comedian Kathy Griffin has added two additional performances to her upcoming Broadway stand-up show, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony. There will now be an evening performance on March 14 as well …

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Becki Newton Set for CBS Pilot from Jackie and Jeff Filgo

Becki Newton has been cast in an as-yet untitled CBS pilot written and executive produced by Jackie and Jeff Filgo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Andy Ackerman will direct the pilot, …

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A Real Ballerina Hits the Big Screen: A Conversation With Natalia Osipova by Julie Bloom

We spoke to Ms. Osipova on the phone from Moscow through a translator about her new role as ballet's latest film star.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Four Clowns Re-emerges at the Long Beach Playhouse by Samantha Mehlinger

There is something about the white-face makeup and red nose of a clown that never fails to elicit strong emotions with audiences. For the American public, the image stirs up all kinds of ass…

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Additional Footage: Tony Kushner on THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE... by The Public Theater

Additional Footage: Tony Kushner on THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE... Tony Kushner discusses Arthur Miller, the role of politics in drama, and the inspiration behind his newest play…

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Broadway's How to Succeed Cancels Three Performances in July for Star Daniel Radcliffe to Promote Harry Potter

The Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, will go dark for performances on Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, Friday, July 8 a…

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Dior's first show without John Galliano ends on a bum note by Imogen Fox

All mention of John Galliano hurriedly scrubbed from Dior's Paris show – but designer's shadow looms large over collectionThe symbolic head may be gone, but the heart of Dior remains. This…

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Dog Act by Leigh Hile

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being introduced to the Flux Theater Ensemble, a group whose work I had never seen before. I caught the last performance of Dog Act, and I'm glad I did.…

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No Longer Tangled Up, Dylan Concerts Are Planned in China by Dave Itzkoff

Bob Dylan is scheduled to play two concerts in mainland China in April, one year after a previously scheduled set of shows there fell through.

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Colin Quinn's Long Story Short Set for April 9 Premiere on HBO

HBO's previously reported special of Colin Quinn's one-man show Long Story Short, which will end its Broadway engagement at the Helen Hayes Theatre on March 5, will air on the netw…

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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON Opens on Broadway This Sunday Mar 6

Untitled Document THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON OPENS THIS SUNDAY MARCH 6TH AT THE BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE Get That Championship Season Tickets The Broadway revival of THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASO…

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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SAG Foundation Conversations Program Celebrates Actors in NY Theatre with LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE

Untitled Document SAG FOUNDATION CONVERSATIONS PROGRAM CELEBRATES ACTORS IN NEW YORK THEATRE WITH “ L O V E ,  L O S S ,  A N D   W H A T   I   …

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SPIDER-MAN Offers Discounted Tickets at TKTS

Tickets for Thursday night's performance of SPIDER-MANTURN OFF THE DARK were released at TKTS at a 30 percent discount last night, March 4. Could this be an indication that the show is strug…

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How to Succeed Cancels Three Performances to Accommodate Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter Duties by Broadway.com Staff

Daniel Radcliffe may have wrapped filming the Harry Potter film series, but his wizarding duties aren't quite finished yet. The Rob Ashford-directed revival of How to Succeed in Business…

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Before Opening, Wonderland Hits the Studio for Original Broadway Cast Album by Broadway.com Staff

Wonderland, an updated version of Alice in Wonderland with music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde), will head into the studio on March 6 to record an original Broadway cast album. T…

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Masterwords Broadway to Record Original Broadway Cast of WONDERLAND

Untitled Document MASTERWORKS BROADWAY TO RECORD ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST OF WONDERLAND – A NEW ALICE.  A NEW MUSICAL.   RECORDING AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE MAY 2011 MUSIC BY FRANK WIL…

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Announces 25th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Apr 25-26

Untitled Document BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS PRESENTS THE 25th ANNUAL EASTER BONNET COMPETITION Monday, April 25 at 4:30 PM Tuesday, April 26 at 2 PM MINSKOFF THEATRE (200 West 45th…

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'Compulsion': Anne Frank And Meyer Levin by Broadway Bulletin

THE PUBLIC THEATER SCHEDULES TWO ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES OF RINNE GROFF'S NEW PLAY BY HENRY EDWARDS The Public Theater's world premiere production of Rinne Groff's “Compulsion,&rd…

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The Sapphires, Barbican Theatre, London

There is much of resonance in this play based on the true story of an Aboriginal Australian soul group's 1969 tour of Vietnam, but it is specifically Australian, says Ian Shuttleworth

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Wizard of Oz, Palladium, London

The major stage response to the legendary MGM movie is a spectacular, well delivered show, but it's also a pretty long trek on a circular path, writes Sarah Hemming

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The 'Other' SPIDER-MAN Musical 'Sells Out' in a Minute; Adds Second Performance 3/14

The Spidey Project With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility sold out it's first show this evening in under one minute. Due to such high demand for this event, a second show has now been a…

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STAGE TUBE: Cast of HELLO AGAIN Talks Love

Transport Group TG, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and 2007 and 2010 OBIE Awards, will present the first major New York revival of Hello Again, words and music by Michael John…

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A Cold War Spy Trial, Before McCarthy and the Rosenbergs by Sam Tanenhaus

On Wednesday, the Times's obituaries included one of Judith Coplon, who in 1949 was tried and convicted of giving secrets to the Soviet Union. Her trial is a window onto the national mood in…

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Tickets Now on Sale For High, Starring Kathleen Turner by Broadway.com Staff

Tickets are now on sale for Matthew Lombardo’s High, starring stage and screen icon Kathleen Turner. She will be joined on stage by Tony nominee Stephen Kunken and newcomer Evan Jonigk…

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Bradley Manning 'forced to sleep naked'

WikiLeaks suspect made to relinquish boxer shorts for about seven hours due to 'situationally driven' eventThe US army private suspected of giving classified material to WikiLeaks was forced…

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Just Barely SFW Friday: Gavin Creel in Prometheus Bound by The Mick

Remember that time Gavin Creel was the only person who didn’t get naked in Hair? And you were really upset because you know he’s a hottie with a body? Well, in his new gig up at ART, Pro…

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HYPOCHONDRIA Has Launch Party 3/13, Kyle Jarrow, Libby Winters Lead

HYPOCHONDRIA, a new play by OBIE wining playwrightcomposer Kyle Jarrow is having its launch party on Sunday, March 13th at Under St. Marks Theatre 94 St. Marks Place at First Avenue.

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Erin Felgar, Kate Roberts Set for Colt Coeur's (DON'T) LOOK AT ME Reading, 3/7

Colt Coeur's PLAY HOTEL will present a staged reading of Don't Look At Me by Molly Goforth featuring direction by directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holtwith Katya Campbell, Curzon Dobell, Erin F…

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

Shakespeare – and in particular the long-awaited reopening of the RSC's Stratford theatre – takes centre stage this weekAfter the Queen (such a celebrated theatregoer) opens the building…

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Henning Wehn – review by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonGermany's self-styled "comedy ambassador" to Britain has a high-status routine that trades on his country's supposed superiority. It's an amusing shtick, which Wehn pulle…

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Norman Foster to Design Huge Hong Kong Cultural District by Robin Pogrebin

The British architect Norman Foster has been selected to design the master plan for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong.

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OBSESSED!: Farah Alvin, a High-Belting Former Pink Lady

For some odd reason, upon joining the cast of Grease, Farah Alvin (later of Kuni-Leml, I Love You Because, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Saturday Night Fever and Nine) thought Seth was a VIP an…

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Masterworks Broadway to Record Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland for May 2011 Release

Masterworks Broadway will record Wonderland - A New Alice. A New Musical on Sunday, March 6 for an anticipated May 2011 release. The Broadway musical -- featuring music by Frank Wildhorn wit…

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Hello Again Stars Talk Love, Sex and LaChuisa (Video) by Thomas Peter

A series of video interviews with the cast of Transport Group’s revival of Hello Again, Michael John LaChuisa’s musical about a group of people connected by various sexual encoun…

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James Earl Jones to headline 2012 revival of 'The Best Man'

James Earl Jones has already lined up his next Broadway gig while he is still packing them in with the revival of "Driving Miss Daisy." In next spring's second rialto remountin…

Linked From Gold Derby at 12:52PM

Saved by Broadway! Ashthon Jones Wins American Idol Wild Card Spot with Dreamgirls Anthem by Broadway.com Staff

Continuing this season’s shakeup of American Idol, almost half of the top 24 were sent packing on March 3 during the exciting live results show. Ten contestants made the cut based on v…

Linked From Broadway.com at 12:49PM

WONDERLAND Cast Heads into the Recording Studio, 3/6

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY proudly announces the upcoming recording of the Original Broadway Cast of WONDERLAND - A New Alice. A New Musical. on Sunday, March 6. The album will be produced by Fran…

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STAGE TUBE: Ashton Jones Sings DREAMGIRLS on American Idol

This week on American Idol, the top 24 contestants sang for America's votes and were reduced to the top 13. Ashton Jones belted out DREAMGIRLS anthem And I am Telling You to secure on of the…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:48PM

Edie Falco, Daniel Radcliffe, Robin Williams Set for LIVE! with Regis and Kelly Appearances

Robin Williams will appear on LIVE! with Regis and Kelly on Tuesday, March 8. He will be discussing his Broadway debut in Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which will beg…

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Graphic Books Best Sellers: The Face of True Evil by George Gene Gustines

"Nemesis," a mini-series published by Marvel, whose collected edition arrives at No. 8 on our hardcover list, is about the ultimate, unstoppable villain.

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Sister Act Sneak Peak! by Broadwayleaguevideos

Sister Act Sneak Peak! We got a sneak peek at the new musical Sister Act, which comes to Broadway this spring after running on the West End. Special behind-the-scenes footage and cast inter…

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BC/EFA EASTER BONNET Set for 4/25-26 at Minskoff

Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS will present the 25th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 25 430 PM and Tuesday, April 26 2 PM at the Minskoff Theatre 200 West 45th Street, ho…

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Photo Coverage: GOOD PEOPLE Opens on Broadway - Arrivals

ard winner Daniel Sullivan opened yesterday, March 3 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261 West 47th Street. Check out arrival photos from opening night below

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Reed Birney and the “Burning Boy” by Mark Blankenship

The celebrated actor is uniquely involved with his latest role If Reed Birney seems especially connected to his character in The Dream of the Burning Boy, it’s because he’s been …

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BroadwayWorld.com Announces Broadway @ Home Video Database

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to announce our new New Broadway Home Video Database which focuses on the most complete listings of Broadway shows that have been filmed, taped or adapted, film…

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Three July HOW TO SUCCEED Performances Canceled for DEATHLY HALLOWS

Though the Harry Potter series has officially finished filming, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING star Daniel Radcliff still has some obligations to the francise to fulfill. …

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BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition to Be Held April 25-26

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) will present the 25th annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 25 at 4:30pm and Tuesday, April 26 at 2pm at the Minskoff Theatre. The pro…

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She’s one of the funny girls by Nick A. Zaino Iii, Globe Correspondent

Q. What would you say is the biggest difference in the Women in Comedy Festival this year from when it started three years ago?

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COLIN QUINN: LONG STORY Premieres on HBO, 4/9

Taped before a live audience at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City in February, COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT showcases the comedian's keen observations in an uproarious history of the …

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George Clooney's IDES OF MARCH Gets October Release

According to the Hollywood Reporter, George Clooney's upcoming film adaptation of the off-Broadway play Farragut North, entitled Ides of March, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:18PM

Stephen Sondheim to Receive 2011 Olivier Special Award by Broadway.com Staff

In recognition of his contribution to the London theater, legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim will receive the 2011 Olivier Special Award. The Olivier Awards, the most presti…

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Michael John LaChiusa's Giant, Directed by Michael Greif, to Play Dallas in January

Dallas Theatre Center (CTC) has announced its 2011-2012 season, which will include a production of the musical Giant, co-produced by DTC and New York's Public Theater. Michael Greif wi…

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John Stamos to Guest Star on LAW & ORDER SVU

According to TVGuide.com, Broadway veteran John Stamos is set to guest star in an episode of 'Law amp Order SVU this spring. Stamos will star as an 'adoption attorney with a secret passion.'

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‘Prometheus’ rocks in epic fashion by Sandy Macdonald, Globe Correspondent

CAMBRIDGE — One thing you ought to know beforehand about “Prometheus Bound,’’ a brand-new rock opera based on a 2,500-year-old Greek drama, is that it is mind-numbing…

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An Olivier Award for Sondheim by Kate Taylor

Honoring contributions to London theater.

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ArtsBeat: An Olivier Award for Sondheim by Kate Taylor

Honoring contributions to London theater.

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Photo Flash: F. Murray Abraham in MERCHANT OF VENICE

The Merchant of Venice from the acclaimed Theatre for a New Audience, stars Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham Amadeus, 1984 in his riveting portrayal of Shylock, and directed by Darko Tresnjak …

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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What's Up, Van Hughes? The American Idiot Rocker On Taking the Jump From Standby to Star by Michael Mellini

For the past year, Van Hughes has sat in the wings of the St. James Theatre as a standby for American Idiot’s three leading roles. Now, as a slew of new cast members join Green Day&rsq…

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LOMBARDI To Donate $2 For Every Ticket Sold in March to Colon Cancer Research

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the Broadway show LOMBARDI, which celebrates the life of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, will donate 2 to colon cancer research fo…

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Idina Menzel to Perform with Nashville Symphony, 6/7

Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel will perform one night only with the Nashville Symphony on Tuesday, June 7, at 8 p.m

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:52AM

Adam Chanler-Berat, Andrew Kober, Bobby Moreno, et al. Set for Trevor Project Benefit

Casting has been announced for Love Me Like This: The Parachute Plays, to be offered on March 14 at 7:30pm at St. Luke's Theatre. The show, further subtitled An Evening of Theatre in S…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:50AM

Tony Yazbeck Stars in Goodspeed's "My One and Only"

Tony Yazbeck, last seen in Hartford Stage's "Antony Cleopatra," will star in the revival of "My One and Only" set for the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.The show will preview for four …

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Dancing Champ Julianne Hough Joins Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages Movie by Broadway.com Staff

Reality TV’s Dancing With the Stars winner Julianne Hough is the latest definite cast member of the upcoming Rock of Ages movie, joining Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige on the film’…

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'Precious Little' at Storefront Theatre: There's precious little to believe in new Rivendell play by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Precious Little" ★★ Through April 2 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St.; Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes; Tickets: $25 at 312-742-8497and www.dcatheatre.org B…

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A Conversation with: Kathleen Marshall, Director of ANYTHING GOES

For our UPSTAGE playgoers guide, Roundabouts Educational Dramaturg, Ted Sod, sat down with director Kathleen Marshallto discuss her exciting upcoming musical, Anything Goes beginning perfor…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:31AM

LOMBARDI to Donate $2 for Every Ticket Sold in March to Help Fight Colon Cancer

Untitled Document Broadway’s LOMBARDI  to Donate $2 for  Every Ticket Sold in March To help fight Colon Cancer March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month Get Lombardi Tickets March i…

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John Goodman, Melissa Leo, et al. to Help Launch The Red State Tour with New York Engagement

Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Stephen Root, Kerry Bishé, Nicholas Braun, Michael Angarano, Jennifer Schwalbach, Ralph Garman, and Betty Aberlin will help launch The Red State Tour, t…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:28AM

Sign up for a discount for Sign of the Times at the Duchess Theatre

Extra members can get a discount on tickets to see the latest show from Tim Firth, writer of Calendar Girls, at the Duchess Theatre, London. The offer runs until 2 AprilFrom the writer of Ca…

Linked From The Guardian at 11:27AM

Oddfellows Playhouse Seek Help, Receive Help

  In an effort to start replacing the props and costumes that were lost in the recent roof collapse of the Oddfellows Playhouse storage space at 505 Main St. in Middletown, Oddfellows w…

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Lombardi Promotes Colon Cancer Awareness With Special Ticket Donation by Thomas Peter

Lombardi, the Broadway play depicting celebrated football coach Vince Lombardi, will promote Colon Cancer Awareness Month by donating $2 for every ticket sold from March 7-31 toward research…

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Ute Lemper to Perform The Bukowski Project at Abrons Arts Center in April

Broadway and cabaret star Ute Lemper will perform her new show, The Bukowski Project, at Abrons Arts Center, April 14-23. The piece is a theatrical poetic project in music. The show featur…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:24AM

Weekend Poll: Winning! Which Actor Should Play Charlie Sheen on Broadway? by Broadway.com Staff

All eyes are on Two and Half Men star Charlie Sheen this week as the popular actor continues his media tirade, popping up on just about every talk show that will have him as a guest. Attacki…

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World Premiere Preview (March 4-6, 2011) by Bilal

We cut 6 plays from the menu last week. Those six plays were numbers 14, 19, 20, 23, 25, and 26.If you add those numbers together you get 127.If you add the digits in 127 together you get 10…

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Terrence Howard, John Stamos to Guest Star on Law & Order: SVU

John Stamos will guest star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, according to a report on TVGuide.com. An airdate for the episode will be announced shortly. The stage and television s…

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Technical Director - March, 2011 by American Theatre Wing

Technical Director Mike Cristaldi supervises the installation and engineering of the physical production of a show. At Philadelphia Theatre Company, he coordinates all the technical element…

Linked From American Theatre Wing at 11:14AM

Patti LuPone to Perform at Boston's Symphony Hall April 3

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will perform her concert, The Gypsy in My Soul, at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday, April 3 at 5pm. Presented as part of the Celebrity Series o…

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Can epic 'War Horse' win Tonys and Oscars in same year?

This year's Best Picture presenter at the Oscars was Steven Spielberg who could be back at the Kodak next year to collect that same Academy Award for his adaptation of the novel "Wa…

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Fun on a Friday: See Spider-Man for free. by Ken Davenport

On Wednesday, I spoke about the importance of the contrarian view. Well, you can't get much more contrarian that this. Enter Justin Moran, who earlier this month issued a challenge to himsel…

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Opening Night: Good People

Bobby Cannavale, John Gallagher Jr ., Jan Maxwell, Amy Ryan, John Slattery et al. join Frances McDormand, Tate Donovan, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Estelle Parsons for the Broadway opening o…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:57AM

Jersey Boys Needs Your Vote! by Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys Needs Your Vote! Thanks to the first round votes of our fans, JERSEY BOYS London has made the shortlist for the BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award! This award gives the theatreg…

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STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris on Seeing BEAUTY & THE BEAST Early

Stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris recently stopped by Craig Ferguson and chatted about how he got to see Broadway's BEAUTY ANDTHE BEAST while it was still in rehearsal. Check out the…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:47AM

THE LION KING Premieres In Madrid October 21

As previously announced by BWW's Spain Editor Juanjo Gonzalez, DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS Thomas Schumacher, producer and president in association with STAGE ENTERTAINMENT SPAIN Julia Gme…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:46AM

Is This The Year of Puppetry for O'Neill Puppetry Conference?

Is this puppetry's year? "War Horse," "Spider-Man" and "Compulsion" are three New York shows that all have puppetry as a major component of their shows.So there may be more than a little int…

Linked From Hartford Courant at 10:41AM

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDOL'S Top 13

This week on American Idol, the top 24 contestants sang for America's votes and were reduced to the top 13. The finalists include Scotty McCreery, Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk, Paul MacDonald, J…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:18AM

BWW TV Special: IN THE PAPERS with Julie Halston Episode 3 - MORMON, Bono, DOLLY!, La Cage & More!

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to unveil Episode 3 of its newest ongoing video blog - IN THE PAPERS with Julie Halston. In this series, the hilarious actress and comedienne will talk about all…

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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- by Adaumbelle

Katie Thompson's "Private Page" CD Release Concert Tonight (3/4/11) at 7pm at The Triad Theater!

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GRACE NOTES - Friday, March 4, 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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Happy Medium Theatre Announces Cast of The Spitting Image

Happy Medium Theatre has announced casting for its regional premiere of Sophie Klein's new play The Spitting Image, March 24th - April 2nd. Jared Culverhouse will direct. The Spitt…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:50AM

Alfie Boe, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rupert Everett, Barry Manilow, Elisabeth Moss, Patrick Stewart, et al. Set for Olivier Awards Ceremony

Barry Manilow will perform at the Laurence Olivier Awards ceremony to be held on March 13 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. As previously reported, Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton will host…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:40AM

Baltimore Center Stage Picks Artistic Director; Hartford Stage Next

Kwame Kwei-Armah is the new artistic director of Baltimore's Center Stage, ending one of the major searches in American regional theater.Net up is Hartford Stage, with two or three finalists…

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Stephen Sondheim To Receive Oliver Special Award

The Society of London Theatre announced today that Stephen Sondheim, the legendary American composer and lyricist, will be the recipient of the Olivier Special Award 2011.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:26AM

Plays by Anya Reiss, Penelope Skinner Added to Royal Court's 2011 Season

The Royal Court Theatre has added two productions to its 2011 season. Both shows will run in the company's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. Anya Reiss' The Acid Test, which will run May…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:23AM

Lauren Ambrose, Angela Bassett, Pedro Pascal, Aidan Quinn, Jean Smart, Tracie Thoms to Star in New Pilots

Theater veterans Lauren Ambrose, Angela Bassett, Pedro Pascal, Sarah Paulson, Aidan Quinn, Jean Smart, and Tracie Thoms have all been signed to upcoming pilots, according to published report…

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Colbert vs. Fallon: They Scream for Ice Cream by Dave Itzkoff

Stephen Colbert engages Jimmy Fallon in a good-natured battle of wits after learning he's no longer the only late-night television host with his own Ben & Jerry's flavor.

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Stephen Sondheim to Receive 2011 Olivier Special Award

Stephen Sondheim will be honored with the 2011 Olivier Special Award at the Olivier Awards ceremony to be held on March 13 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. As previously reported, Michael B…

Linked From TheaterMania at 08:51AM

FLASH FRIDAY: Host of Harry

For this weeks FLASH FRIDAY we have a host of Harry Connick, Jr.-related clips, including a special look at his new CDDVD and Blu-Ray ON BROADWAY, which is available now and currently showin…

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NY Review: 'The Merchant of Venice'

In the second major production of William Shakespeare's classic this season, F. Murray Abraham gives us a subtler Shylock than Al Pacino's.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Fela Kuti musical moves to Nigeria by David Smith

Award-winning stage musical on the 'father of afrobeat' heads to Lagos, a move welcomed by his eldest daughter, YeniPretentious it isn't. Beneath the giant corrugated iron roof is a shabby s…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:57AM

STAGE TUBE: THE SPIDEY PROJECT in Rehearsal & Tickets!

Tickets for The Spidey Project With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, Justin Moran's guerrilla theater project to write, rehearse, and perform a fully-realized musical based on the cha…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:56AM

Photo Coverage: MTC's GOOD PEOPLE Opens on Broadway!

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 opened ye…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:51AM

Photo Coverage: Born Yesterday Cast Meets the Press

Born Yesterday stars Jim Belushi, Robert Sean Leonard, and Nina Arianda and will play Broadway's Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, beginning previews Thursday, March 31, and opening Sunday…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:34AM

The Method Gun

The Rude Mechanicals theater company turns ensemble theater into a metaphor for life in this intelligent, funny, and moving new work about an acting guru and her students.

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Chad Miller to Star in Wild Blue, About Former Jet Blue Flight Attendant Steven Slater

Chad Miller will star as former Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater in the new comedy, Wild Blue, by Gary Ferrar and Louis Aquiler. The Hyper Aware Theater Company will present this wor…

Linked From TheaterMania at 07:18AM

BWW's On This Day - March 4, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:00AM

Review: Prometheus Bound

Gavin Creel stars in this suprisingly touching and often deafening musical retelling of the Greek myth.

Linked From TheaterMania at 07:00AM

Hershey Felder to Perform George Gershwin Alone at Pasadena Playhouse

Hershey Felder will star in his solo concert theater presentation, George Gershwin Alone, at the Pasadena Playhouse, April 12-May 8. Felder's engagement will also include performances o…

Linked From TheaterMania at 07:00AM
Friday, March 4, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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3 Broadway divas love shaking their groove thing by Mark Kennedy

Few people warn you about the downside to being a Diva. Like, for example, all that glitter.

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The WEEK AHEAD: March 5-12 by Blake Ross

We’re Marching to the beat of our own drum this WEEK AHEAD! Kathy Griffin trades the D list for the B (for Broadway) list… Kiefer Sutherland leads an all-champ roster… Colin Quinn depa…

Linked From Playbill at 06:26AM

Not the best little whorehouse in Toronto

Brothel #9, which opened Thursday night at Factory Theatre, is neither a well-written nor a well-presented play, and to say otherwise would ultimately prove an injustice to its author/star, …

Linked From Toronto Star at 06:24AM

Hannah Waddingham Sings "Red Shoes Blues," New Song from The Wizard of Oz (Video) by Thomas Peter

Olivier Award nominee Hannah Waddingham, currently playing the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz in the West End, gets a new song to sing, courtesy of the show’s producer, A…

Linked From Playbill at 06:16AM
Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Daniella Topol, Stefanie Zadravec Receive NYCWAM's Collaboration Award

Playwright Stefanie Zadravec and director Daniella Topol are the recipients of New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media, Inc. (NYCWAM)'s 2011 Collaboration Award…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:08AM

Trudie Styler Leads A DISH OF TEA WITH DR. JOHNSON in the UK, Mar. 4 - 5

Whatsonstage.com reports today that Trudie Styler will take the stage with Ian Redford and Russell Barr in Out of Joint's A Dish Of Tea with Dr. Johnson at Customs House in South Shields on …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:00AM

Veteran Actresses Loni Ackerman and Lorraine Serabian Return "with a Vengeance" - and in Rep; The Making of the Boys Documentary; Encores! P by Ellis Nassour

For their inaugural season, Lenny Leibowitz and Amy Estes' Marvell Rep took a giant leap by becoming NY's only professional theater company producing new and classic plays in rotating repert…

Linked From BroadwayStars at 05:00AM
Friday, March 4, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Meet the Cast of CACTUS FLOWER Day 5: Anthony Reimer

BroadwayWorld presents the cast of the Off-Broadway revival of CACTUS FLOWER Today we feature Anthony Reimer, who stars as Harvey Greenfield. Learn all about him here...

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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'American Idol's' Unfortunate Casualties by Jon Caramanica

This week, the 24 semifinalists were slashed down to the group of 13 finalists - a good old-fashioned bloodbath, and a reminder that "American Idol" still has teeth.

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A-Plus “Good People”: Frances McDormand At Her Prickliest by Roger Friedman

No one plays prickly and contentious like Frances McDormand. It doesn’t matter if she’s the mother in “Almost Famous” who declares that “Rock stars have kidnapp…

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Good People by Stagegrade

Do critics think David Lindsay-Abaire's latest is full of "Good People"?

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Plays by James Christy, Kait Kerrigan, Gabe McKinley, Dominique Morisseau Set for Premiere Stages' Spring Readings Series

Premiere Stages at Kean University has announced the lineup of plays that will be presented during its annual Spring Readings series, to be offered March 17-20 at University Center Little Th…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:45AM

The Spidey Project Adds Performance, Announces Cast

People's Improv Theatre will offer an additional performance of the new show, The Spidey Project, at People's Improv Theatre, which will now play on Monday, March 14 at 8pm and 10p…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:38AM

Vivid art offers a window into intricate science by Mark Feeney, Globe Staff

CAMBRIDGE — Like an old-fashioned department store, MIT’s new state-of-the-art cancer-research facility is meant to catch the eyes of passing pedestrians. Ten startlingly beautif…

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Pulling together in cancer fight by Stephen Smith, Globe Staff

CAMBRIDGE — The magnificent mile of science in Kendall Square greets its newest tenant today: A $211 million, glass-enveloped cancer research hub built with a major gift from David H. …

Linked From Boston Globe at 01:14AM

'Divine Rivalry' Offers Riveting Dialogue

The only project pairing Renaissance masters Leonardo da Vinci and his younger competitor Michelangelo Buonarroti was the catapult into playwriting for political journalist Michael Kramer.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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The Negative Connotations of “Community Theatre,” or, Theatrical Elitism by Monica Reida

I was recently reading a Facebook status that a friend of mine in Cedar Falls posted about the low attendance at a production of The Sunshine Boys he just directed. The production was at Ced…

Linked From Fragments at 12:56AM

Stage Rush TV: Episode 53 by Jesse North

Talking points: The one-two punch of interviewing Tony Kushner and Michael Greif for Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide Michael Greif spills details on this summer’s off-Broadway rev…

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More visceral than emotional truth in ‘La Voix Humaine’ by Martin Morrow

One-woman drama is marred by director’s heavy hand

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