Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Theatre Craft - Stage Fighting; Slapping by Thetheatreshowtv

Theatre Craft - Stage Fighting; Slapping Dominic and Valentino from Newtown Acting School show us the craft of Stage Fighting. This first part of a 3 part series shows how to slap someone o…

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NY1 Theater Review: "The Book Of Mormon"

The highly anticipated new Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" comes courtesy of the folks behind "South Park" and a co-creator of "Avenue Q."

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Lortel Awards set dates

Legit News: Off Broadway awards ceremony to be held in May -- Off Broadway's Lucille Lortel Awards have set dates, culminating in a kudo ceremony set for May 1.

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‘Spider-Man’ Is Said to Drop Geek Chorus of Narrators by Patrick Healy

In the first major change confirmed for Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the critically panned Geek Chorus — a major device in the musical — will be cut altogether, thre…

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Lanford Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, Dies at 73 by Margalit Fox

Mr. Wilson’s work — earthy, realist, greatly admired, widely performed — centered on the sheer ordinariness of marginality.

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An Appraisal: Lanford Wilson’s Losers, Beloved by Their Creator by Ben Brantley

Lanford Wilson reflected the disenchantment that came to pervade the United States in the 1960s and 1970s but his work exuded a sentimentality that seemed to come from an earlier time.

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EXCLUSIVE: SPIDER-MAN Cast to Read Through New Script Tomorrow

Update The cast was also informed tonight that the first reading of the new script would take place tomorrow afternoon at 130 PM. We're told that no cast members have yet seen the new script…

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Benedict Cumberbatch Headed to Broadway With AFTER THE DANCE?

In what The Daily Mail calls very serious negotiations, producers are in talks to bring AFTER THE DANCE to the Great White Way with Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Ralph Fiennes Headlines Trevor Nunn's THE TEMPEST

The Daily Mail reports that Ralph Fiennes, the actor perhaps most widely known for his turn as the evil wizard Voldemort in the popular Harry Potter series of films, won't be giving up sorce…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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The Book of Mormon Will Make You A Believer by Michael Musto

​I'm quite certain that The Book of Mormon is the only current Broadway musical with the song lyric, "Fuck you, God, in your ass, mouth, and cunt--and the eye!" And I defy anyone to get of…

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Review of Broadways The Book of Mormon

Review of Broadways The Book of Mormon

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THE KING'S SPEECH's Hooper Close to LES MIS Movie Deal

Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing a film of LES MISRABLES with Working Title and Universal, and according to Deadline.com, Tom Hooper is the frontrunner to direct the picture.

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Theater Review | 'The Book of Mormon' : Missionary Men With Confidence in Sunshine by Ben Brantley

“The Book of Mormon,” a collaboration between the creator’s of “South Park” and the composer of “Avenue Q,” is that rare thing: an old-fashioned, pleasure-giving musical.

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The Book of Mormon by Mondschein

"The Book of Mormon" at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, March 7, 2011 In their first outing on Broadway, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the Southpark TV series and movies, ha…

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Review: 'Billy Elliot' is pro-union, and pro-razzle-dazzle, too

At Seattle's Paramount: "Billy Elliot," the musical born from the movie about a boy who yearns to dance, preserves the sentiment of the original film with a big helping of Broadway-style pro…

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The story of Bonhoeffer, Nazi resistance martyr, at Seattle's Taproot Theatre

Playwright Douglas Anderson discusses his work "The Beams are Creaking," about German theologian and Resistance hero Dietrich Bonhoeffer, being staged at Taproot Theatre in Seattle through A…

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Celebrating the return of Alvin Ailey and 'Revelations' to Seattle

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater visits Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre on March 25-27, celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Revelations" and bringing new works.

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Review: Three Men on a Horse by Chris Kompanek

TACT offers an earnest revival of John Cecil Holm and George Abbott's Depression-era comedy set in the world of horse racing.

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Review: The Book of Mormon by Dan Bacalzo

Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone have crafted a wonderfully zany and potty-mouthed tuner that follows two Mormon boys on a mission to Uganda.

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SPOTLIGHT ON The Public: Mona Mansour & URGE FOR GOING by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are continuing our series of coverage of the offerings this Spring at The Public Theater with the playwright of the new LAB production, URGE FOR GOING, Mona Mansour. With topics ran…

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Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: OMG! Opening Night! by Broadway.com Staff

On this week's installment of Muscles & Mascara, the video blog from Priscilla Queen of the Desert star Nick Adams, our vlogger gets emotional as he celebrates the show's whirlwi…

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Review - The Book of Mormon on Broadway by Ccaggiano

Is The Book of Mormon the funniest musical ever? Well, I've only been attending musicals for the past 33 years, so I can only speak from that experience. But I will say it's one of the most …

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Taylor, Rodriguez, Benanti, & More in Silent Film ROULEZ JEUNESSEE

Many of everyone's Broadway and off-Broadway favorites teamed up on the webisode project Billy Green now, Wesley Taylor brings a new type of viral entertainment to the web with ROULEZ JEUNES…

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IDOL WATCH: Top 11 Results Show; A Whole Lotta Crazy! by Nicole Rosky

On last night's episode of American Idol, the top 11 truly shined as they belted out the best of the motown repertoire. The general consensus about the performances has been overwhelming pos…

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Did Our Word of Mouth Reviewers Have a Religious Experience at The Book of Mormon? by Broadway.com Staff

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have cracked up TV audiences for years, but for the first time ever the comedic duo, joined by Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, is taking a stab at…

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'The Book of Mormon' on Broadway

'The Book of Mormon," the jubilant and expert one-joke Broadway musical by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is everything you should expect from a show by the heat-seeking rascals of "South Park.…

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Book of Mormon opens on Broadway to rave reviews and enthusiastic audience buzz by Theater Advisor

The Book of Mormon, the new musical from South Park and Avenue Q creators Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez opened on Broadway March 24, 2011 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, dire…

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Review: Book of Mormon at Curtainup by Simon Saltzman

the irresistibly compulsive irreverence that pervades the show becomes increasingly endearing and even (dare I say it) spiritually empowering

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Review: Three Men on a Horse at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

an amiable antique offerd by TACT to audiences willing to be jockeyed into a receptive position . . .

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Broadway theaters to dim lights in honor of Taylor

NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway will honor Elizabeth Taylor by dimming its lights on Friday....

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Broadway to dim lights for Elizabeth Taylor on Friday

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadway's lights will darken on Friday in tribute to actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died in Los Angeles aged 79 on Wednesday.

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"Book of Mormon" fresh, funny and sweet

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Anyone who saw "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" shouldn't be surprised to learn that Trey Parker and Matt Stone appear genuinely to love musicals even…

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Lanford Wilson, celebrated playwright of 'Burn This,' has died at 73

Wilson rose to fame for his plays that explored such themes as contemporary gay identity, youthful angst and modern anomie.Wilson rose to fame for his plays that explored such themes as cont…

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Theater review: 'The Book of Mormon' at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre

'The Book of Mormon' crosses a number of thresholds, but the musical's songs are funny and the mood is uplifting.'The Book of Mormon' crosses a number of thresholds, but the musical's songs …

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Theater review: 'Girls Talk' at the Lee Strasberg Theatre

"Girls Talk" is L.A. society moms gleefully skewered.'Girls Talk' is L.A. society moms gleefully skewered.

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Tony Award-Winning Playwright Lanford Wilson Dies by Mark Kennedy

Lanford Wilson, the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright of such plays as "The Hot L Baltimore," "Burn This," "Fifth of July" and "Talley's Folly," has died. He was 73.

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Broadway to Dim Lights to Honor Elizabeth Taylor by Mark Cina

Theater marquees will go dark at 8 p.m. Friday for one minute in memory of the actress, who succumbed to congestive heart failure at age 79 Wednesday.

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Hello Again, With Alan Campbell, Elizabeth Stanley, Max von Essen, Extends Run by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

The first major New York City revival of Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again, the musical that follows the sexual encounters of various lovers, has extended its run.

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The Book of Mormon

Legit Reviews: Given the key contributors that "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone teamed with for their first Broadway outing, one might expect "The Book of Mormon" to show the…

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'The Book of Mormon' on Broadway: Mormons, missionaries and music from the 'South Park' team by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Book of Mormon" plays at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St., New York.; 212-239-6200 or www.bookofmormon.com NEW YORK — If any show could make the case that y…

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EXCLUSIVE: SPIDER-MAN's 'Geeks' to Be Cut From Show

There's just as much drama going on behind the scenes ofSPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark as there is on the stage. There's been news this week that Julie Taymor's deal has not yet been completed…

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Off-Broadway Theatres Dim Lights in Honor of Lanford Wilson, 3/25

Off-Broadway theatres will dim their marquees at curtain time for one minute this Friday evening, March 25th, in honor of Lucille Lortel Award winning playwright, Lanford Wilson, who passed …

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Broadway Review Roundup: THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE BOOK OF MORMON opened Thursday, March 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone…

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Three Men on a Horse by Lisa Jo Sagolla

This ultimately winning production of John Cecil Holm and George Abbott's keenly crafted Depression-era comedy is slow out of the starting gate but soon racing along to the finish line.

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NY Review: 'The Book of Mormon' by David Sheward

The gleefully sophomoric sensibilities of "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone perfectly mesh with the Broadway brio of Robert Lopez and Casey Nicholaw in this raw and riotous …

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Chase Brock Swings Into Spider-Man as New Choreographer; Geek Chorus Let Go by Broadway.com Staff

More changes are afoot at Broadway's Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. Chase Brock is replacing original choreographer Daniel Ezralow, according to a production spokesperson. Other Spidey c…

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Playwrights Horizons Announces Five Shows for 2011-2012 Season by Broadway.com Staff

Playwrights Horizons has announced the first five productions of its 2011-2012 season, which will include one world premiere and four New York premieres. A sixth production and casting for t…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Chase Brock Joins Creative Team of Spider-Man by Andrew Gans

Choreographer Chase Brock has joined the creative team of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, which has been in previews at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre since November 2010.

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ArtsBeat: A New Choreographer for 'Spider-Man' by Patrick D. Healy

The producers of the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" hire a new choreographer.

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A New Choreographer for 'Spider-Man' by Patrick D. Healy

The producers of the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" hire a new choreographer.

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Update: Official Statement - Chase Brock Joins SPIDER-MAN Team

First reported exclusively by BroadwayWorld.com this morning, it's now been officially announced that Chase Brock has joined the SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark team.As we reported earlier, Bro…

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Baldwin, Cryer, Ferrell, et al. Set for First Annual 'The Comedy Awards'

COMEDY CENTRAL's The Comedy Awards, the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy, has announced Alec Baldwin, Jon Crye…

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Photo Flash: First Look at INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE!

The first preview of Tony Kushner's THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES has been postponed a day to provide the cast and crew with an …

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'Spider-Man' Snags New Choreographer

'Spider-Man' on Broadway © Marvel As part of their dream team makeover, the producers of Broadway's most expensive musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, have announced a new choreographer…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Playwrights Horizons Will Premiere Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn in 2011-12; Season Announced by Kenneth Jones

Playwrights Horizons, the resident theatre company devoted to new and recent plays, has announced five of six titles for its 2011-12 season. The world premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and…

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Lanford Wilson Dead at 73

Yet more sad news this week. I just heard that Lanford Wilson has died. He was 73.Wilson's work include the Pulitzer Prize-winning  "Talley's Folley," as well as a series of  produ…

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Broadway theaters to dim lights in honor of Taylor

Broadway will honor Elizabeth Taylor by dimming its lights on Friday. The Broadway League, the national trade association, said Thursday that theater marquees will go dark at 8 p.m. for one …

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English National Ballet – review by Judith Mackrell

Coliseum, LondonGeorge Balanchine never concealed his fascination for ballerinas. "Ballet is woman," the choreographer famously pronounced. But this week in London, it's the male dancers who…

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Lanford Wilson, 'Burn This' playwright, dies at 73

Legit News: Tony-nommed playwright explored gay identity -- Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Lanford Wilson, who penned "Talley's Folly," "Fifth of July" and "Burn This," has died, Chicago's…

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The Worlds of Lanford Wilson

A look at the works of the playwright Lanford Wilson, who died Wednesday.

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ArtsBeat: Playwrights Horizons Announces 2011-12 Season by Patrick Healy

Playwrights Horizons on Thursday announced five of the six productions in its 2011-12 line-up, including a world premiere from Gina Gionfriddo (a Pulitzer Prize finalist for "Becky Shaw") an…

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Playwrights Horizons Announces Selections for 2011-2012 Season by Brian Scott Lipton

Playwrights Horizons announced five of the six productions in its 2011-12 line-up, according to The New York Times. The 2011-12 season will begin in August with Pam MacKinnon's product…

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Rita Wilson to Guest Star on LAW & ORDER: SVU

According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage veteran Rita Wilson is set to guest star on a May episode of NBC's Law amp Order SVU. Wilson will play Bree Mazelon, a protective mother.

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Playwrights Horizons Announces 2011-12 Season!

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce the first five productions of its 20112012 Season. The W…

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Paul Giamatti Signs On as Band Manager in Rock of Ages Film by Broadway.com Staff

Emmy winner Paul Giamatti is the latest in a seemingly endless stream of stars signing on for the upcoming film adaptation of Broadway's favorite metal musical Rock of Ages, according to…

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Broadway Lights to Dim in Memory of Elizabeth Taylor by Broadway.com Staff

The lights of Broadway’s theaters will dim for exactly one minute at 8PM on March 25 in honor of iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died on March 23 at the age of 79. In her 70-ye…

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Playwright Lanford Wilson Dies at 73 by Broadway.com Staff

Lanford Wilson, a celebrated American playwright considered one of the founders of the off-off-Broadway movement, died on March 24 at age 73. Wilson was born in Lebanon, Missouri, and set…

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TT: Everybody but Mohammed

I review The Book of Mormon and Ghetto Klown in today's Wall Street Journal. Neither show passed muster with me....

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Video of the day: I Want to Live! by Adam Feldman

What to watch before you go to Nellie McKay's insane new show

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Will Dim Its Lights for Elizabeth Taylor March 25 by Adam Hetrick

Broadway will dim its lights at 8 PM on March 25 in honor of late stage and screen icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died at the age of 79 in Los Angeles on March 23.

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Vineyard to Develop New John Kander-Gregory Pierce Musical by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning composer John Kander is collaborating with playwright Gregory Pierce on a new three-part musical which will receive a developmental staging at the Vineyard Theatre Off-Bro…

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Heralded Drama Black Watch to Give Free Performance to U.S. War Veterans by Adam Hetrick

St. Ann's Warehouse, which is set to welcome the return of the National Theatre of Scotland production of Black Watch, will make the April 27 performance available free of charge to U.S.…

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Lanford Wilson, Leading American Playwright, Dies at 73 by Robert Simonson

Lanford Wilson, a playwright who emerged out of the scrappy Off-Off-Broadway scene to compose humane, lyrical dramas of American life, died March 24 after an illness, his longtime director M…

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PHOTO CALL: First Photos From Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide at the Public by Matthew Blank

The New York premiere of Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, starring Michael Cristofer, Linda Emond, Michael …

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson dead at 73 by Chris Jones

The playwright Lanford Wilson, a writer from Missouri who revealed his heart through rich and emotional dramas centered on small-town Midwestern life, died Thursday morning, the Steppenwolf …

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Not quite Championship material nowadays by Richard Ouzounian

That Championship Season, just opened on Broadway, is showing serious signs of age, but Kiefer Sutherland is wonderful playing against type.

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EDUCATING RITA Director Maria Aitken makes sure we hear the wit and feel the heart in Willy Russell’s comedy about a hairdresser determined to change her life by immersing herself in t…

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Fierce – review by Lyn Gardner

Venues across BirminghamAt Birmingham's Moor Street station, the wonders of karaoke currently allow you to sing a duet with a soldier serving in the British army. I enter a small wooden boot…

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Playwrights Horizons Announces 2011-12 Season by Patrick Healy

Playwrights Horizons on Thursday announced five of the six productions in its 2011-12 line-up, including a world premiere from Gina Gionfriddo (a Pulitzer Prize finalist for "Becky Shaw") an…

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Broadway Marquees to Dim Lights in Memory of Elizabeth Taylor March 25 by Dan Bacalzo

The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed in memory of Elizabeth Taylor on Friday, March 25 at 8pm for exactly one minute. The legendary stage and screen star passed away yesterday in…

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson Has Died by Andy Propst

Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson has died, according to published reports. He was 73 years old. Wilson won the Pulitzer for Talley's Folly, one play in a trilogy which also includ…

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John Kander and Gregory Pierce Collaborating on New One-Act Musicals by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner John Kander and playwright Gregory Pierce are collaborating on a trio of one-act musicals that will be developed and eventually produced by the Vineyard Theatre, according …

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Javier Bardem, Jude Law, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet Involved in The Golden Hat Book by Brian Scott Lipton

Oscar winner Kate Winslet has signed a deal to create The Golden Hat, a concept book of self-portraits meant to raise awareness about autism, to be released by Simon & Schuster in Novemb…

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Magic Johnson Talks MAGIC/BIRD on Broadway, SPIDER-MAN, & More

NBA star and activist Magic Johnson spoke about the play based on his friendship and rivalry with Larry Bird, heading to the Great White Way in 2012. He compared it to the much talked-about …

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BWW TV: THE WIZARD OF OZ Special - 'Munchkinland'

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the fami…

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Paul Giamatti in Talks for ROCK OF AGES Film

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paul Giamatti is currently in talks to star in the highly anticipated ROCK OF AGES film. He would play music executive, Paul Gill.

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John Kander Collaborates With Gregory Pierce on New Works

Although for the better part of five decades, John Kander has been known as part of the writing duo Kander and Ebb, he's now working on a new set of one-act shows with a new collaborator 32-…

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Broadway Lights to Dim in Memory of Elizabeth Taylor Tomorrow

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Elizabeth Taylor, legendary stage and screen star, who died yesterday at the age of 79 in Los Angeles. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York…

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Allison Case, Sierra Boggess, et al. Set for GEISHA GIG, 4/10

The Laurie Beechman Theatrehas announced the line-up for their upcoming benefit for Japan THE GEISHA GIG. The event will take place April 10 at 8PM.

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Playwright Lanford Wilson Dies at 73

Broadway playwright Lanford Wilson passed away this morning, March 24. He was 73 years old. Considered one of the founders of the Off-Off-Broadway theater movement, Wilson received the Pulit…

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Kate Baldwin, Brandon Victor Dixon, et al. Headline Anika Noni Rose's MORGAN STREET Reading, 3/31

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the new musical MORGAN STREET, from Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose, will have an exclusive reading March 31st.

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Bengal Tiger Soldier Brad Fleischer on Marching into Combat with Robin Williams by Michael Mellini

Age and Hometown: 33; Dover-Sherborn, MA Current Role: Kevin, a U.S. soldier who begins to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder while serving in Iraq in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad …

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Squigs Salutes Daniel Radcliffe and the Stars of How to Succeed by Broadway.com Staff

One of the Broadway’s most appealing musical characters is back in town, with Daniel Radcliffe stepping into J. Pierrepont Finch’s spiffy suits and bow ties in How to Succeed in …

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RIP Lanford Wilson (1937–2011) by David Cote

RIP Lanford Wilson (1937–2011)

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, March 24, 2011 by Bbbblogger

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, March 24, 2011 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter –  http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more info…

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THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES Star Ben Stiller on “Late Night With David Letterman” by Bbbblogger

  THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES star Ben Stiller dropped by “Late Night with David Letterman” on March 23 to talk about returning to Broadway in John Guare’s comedic masterpiece, moving to…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Baby It's You! - First Look with Beth Leavel by Babyitsyoubway

Baby It's You! - First Look with Beth Leavel Presenting the first look into the upcoming Broadway musical BABY IT'S YOU! The inspiring story of New Jersey housewife Florence Green…

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Bennett, 'Bloody' to play D.C.'s Studio

Legit News: 'Habit of Art' to have U.S. premiere -- WASHINGTON -- The U.S. preem of Alan Bennett comedy "The Habit of Art" and a regional production of recent Broadway alum "Bloody Bloody An…

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Kander and....Pierce? A New Collaborator for the Composer of 'Chicago' and 'Cabaret' by Patrick Healy

John Kander has a new collaborator after the death of Fred Ebb

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Actor Mark Chamberlin Has Died by Andy Propst

Actor Mark Chamberlin has passed away of indeterminate causes, according to a report in The Seattle Times. He was 55. Chamberlin appeared on Broadway in 84 Charing Cross Road in 1982. In …

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Gypsy, The Sound of Music, and More Set for Atlanta Lyric Theatre's 2011-2012 Season by Bethany Rickwald

Atlanta Lyric Theatre has announced its 2011-2012 season. The season is set to open with high-spirited musical romp Thoroughly Modern Millie (September 16 - October 2). Based on the popula…

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In HD and almost live

Say what you will about the theater. It's stubbornly old-fashioned. It moves at its own pace. The seats are too small. They cost far too much. A modicum of personal grooming is expected befo…

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Short-a-Day: Haruki Murakami's "U.F.O. In Kushiro" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in The New Yorker, Mar. 19, 2001. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 8.[Translated, from the Japanese, by Jay Rubin.] A bit of an opportunistic reprint, here, by Th…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Black Tie International - A.R. Gurney Does Reading @ the Drama Book Store by Drama Book Shop

Black Tie International: Playwright A. R. Gurney Does Reading at the Drama Book StorePlease visit www.dramabookshop.com and, if you wish, add your name to our email list. We NEVER share our …

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Robert Eli and Christina Pumariega to Climb The 39 Steps at Hartford Stage by Adam Hetrick

Robert Eli and Christina Pumariega will co-star in The 39 Steps, the Hitchcock-inspired stage thriller, beginning March 31 at Harford Stage.

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Freckleface Strawberry Musical Will Take Summer Recess Before Re-Opening at New Venue by Kenneth Jones

Freckleface Strawberry, the Off-Broadway family musical based on the children's book character, will go on hiatus at New World Stages after the April 24 performance.

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Casting Announced for Reading of Morgan Street, Produced and Co-Written By Anika Noni Rose by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose is the co-creator and producer of the new musical Morgan Street, which will receive a private, invitation-only presentation March 31.

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The Book of Mormon: a sorry disappointment by Richard Ouzounian

South Park authors fail to deliver anything with real bite.

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Choreographer explores his Russian roots with the National Ballet by Paula Citron

Colour is key to following 12 complex and compelling vignettes of modernist work

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'Idol' Tops Ratings (Again) by Benjamin Toff

"American Idol" remained dominant in the ratings on Wednesday as 23.5 million viewers tuned in for two hours of performances from the remaining competitors on the Fox reality show.

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Full Casting Announced for West End Revival of Butley by Brian Scott Lipton

Full casting has been announced for Simon Gray's Butley, which will begin performances at the Duchess Theatre on June 1, following a brief run at the Brighton Theatre Royal. The produ…

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Javier Bardem, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet Involved in The Golden Hat Book by Brian Scott Lipton

Oscar winner Kate Winslet has signed a deal to write The Golden Hat, a concept book meant to raise awareness about autism, to be released by Simon & Schuster in November, according to Th…

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Freckleface Strawberry the Musical to End New World Stages Run April 24, Re-Open in MMAC Theatre August 3 by Dan Bacalzo

Freckleface Strawberry the Musical will conclude its current Off-Broadway run at New World Stages on April 24, and re-open in the brand-new MMAC Theatre at 248 West 60th Street, on August 3.…

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STAGE TUBE: First Look at BABY IT'S YOU!

In BABY IT'S YOU, Beth Leavel stars as Florence Greenberg, the woman who changed the recording world forever when she discovered The Shirelles and created Scepter Records, becoming the music…

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Jo Anne Worley to Guest Star on BONES, 4/14

According to TV Guide.com, Broadway veteran Jo Anne Worley is set to guest star on an April 14 episode of FOX's 'Bones.'

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FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY to Take Summer Break; Reopening Set for August

The hit off Broadway family musical Freckleface Strawberry based on the popular best-selling children's book by Julianne Moore, will be leaving their playground at the New World Stages, 340 …

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Kevin Jonas Has 'A Night to Remember' at Million Dollar Quartet by Broadway.com Staff

Musician, television star and theater fan Kevin Jonas stopped by the Nederlander Theatre on March 23 to check out the real-life music talents currently rocking the stage at Million Dollar Qu…

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Will NYC Mayor Bloomberg Don Spider-Man's Tights? by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway-loving New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may soon suit up as Spider-Man—but not at the Foxwoods Theatre, where Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is in previews. According to T…

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Freckleface Strawberry to Close and Reopen at New Off-Broadway Venue by Broadway.com Staff

The off-Broadway family musical Freckleface Strawberry has announced a closing date of April 24 at New World Stages, with plans to reopen on August 3 at the new MMAC (pronounced “Mack&…

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Will Amy Adams Dig for Dirt on Tom Cruise in the Rock of Ages Movie? by Broadway.com Staff

Let the casting rumors continue! Three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams is apparently next on the list of A-listers being courted for the upcoming film adaptation of metal musical Rock of Ages, …

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NY Theatre Workshop's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Extends for a Second Time

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER EXTENDS AGAIN AT NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP   Final Extension Takes Run of Acclaimed New Play Through Sunday, April 24 New York Theatre Workshop (NY…

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“Book of Mormon” Missing Playbill Page: The Song List by Roger Friedman

For some reason, the Playbill for “The Book of Mormon” doesn’t have a song list. Who knows why? An usher told us during intermission on Wednesday night that the reason was …

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Which Broadway reviews matter most? by Damian Bazadona

It’s that time of year again. In the next few months, a slew of shows will open on Broadway. The entire team – cast, creative, producers, marketers, investors, management – will sit …

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Attend 'The Ultimate Young Performers Panel'

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., casting directors from today's top children's programming will discuss all aspects of casting kids.

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Philanthropist gives $13 million to British arts

LONDON (AP) -- A philanthropist has given 8.2 million pounds ($13.3 million) to 11 of Britain's leading arts and culture organizations, including the National Theatre and the Royal Shake…

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Party Time at the Palace with Priscilla Queen of the Desert by Oscar E. Moore

Beneath all the glitz and glamour of this highly entertaining musical pastiche beats a heart that pulses with love and understanding.

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Review: Skilled ensemble defines loneliness in Seattle Rep's 'Of Mice and Men'

Jerry Manning directs "Of Mice and Men" at Seattle Rep, through April 10, 2011.

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Review: That Championship Season by Joseph Cervelli

"That Championship Season" comes up short

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NSO 2011-2012 Season Highlights by The Kennedy Center

NSO 2011-2012 Season Highlights National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Christoph Eschenbach gives an overview of the 2011-2012 NSO Classical season. http://www.kennedy-center.org/nso/s…

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Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows by David Gewirtzman

Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.

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Acclaimed Peter and the Starcatcher Gets One Last Extension Off-Broadway by Kenneth Jones

Due to popular demand, and following solid reviews, Peter and the Starcatcher, the adaptation of the novel that tells the origin of Peter Pan, has been extended again by New York Theatre Wor…

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Theater Listings: March 25 — 31 by The New York Times

A selected guide to theater performances in New York.

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Classic Editions of Children's Folk Tales Reissued by Pamela Paul

It's a merry occasion when classic folk tales illustrated by Paul Galdone are reissued. On Monday, "The Three Little Pigs," "The Little Red Hen," "The Three Bears," and "The Three Little Kit…

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Bebe Neuwirth, Al Pacino to Be Honored at The Actor's Fund's May 23 Gala by Andy Propst

Stage and screen stars Bebe Neuwirth and Al Pacino, along with Michael J. Stengel, will be honored at The Actors Fund's annual gala to be held on Monday, May 23 at the New York Marriott…

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Peter Asher, Laura Benanti, Ana Gasteyer, Dan Hill, Clint Holmes, Marilyn Maye, et al. to Appear at Feinstein's at Loews Regency by Brian Scott Lipton

Feinstein's at Loews Regency has announced additional performers for its sping line-up. Upcoming acts include Amra-Faye Wright (April 27), Dan Hill (April 28-30), Peter Asher (May 3-7…

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Peter and the Starcatcher Extends at NYTW Through April 24 by Andy Propst

New York Theatre Workshop has announced an additional one-week extension for Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher, adapted from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The product…

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Alec Baldwin, Ty Burrell, Trey Parker, et al. Set for Inaugural Comedy Awards Ceremony by Andy Propst

An initial lineup of participants for the inaugural Comedy Awards has been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on March 25 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, which wil…

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A Sneak Peek at Baby It’s You! (Video) by Andrew Gans

The new musical Baby It’s You! begins previews at The Broadhurst Theatre March 26 with an official opening on April 27. Baby It’s You! is “the story of the groundbreaking g…

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B’way 101: Measuring a Show by Its Loads of Laundry

Playbill takes a tour of the wardrobe department of Disney's Mary Poppins, which operates on eight floors of Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Here, you'll find over a dozen stitchers, costu…

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Mayor Bloomberg to Spoof SPIDER-MAN?

According to the NY Times, Mayor Michael Bloomberg might soon join the ranks of the many comedians who have spoofed SPIDER-MAN in recent months. Bloomberg will reportedly work Spidey skits i…

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Actors Fund Gala to Honor Bebe Neuwirth, Al Pacino, 5/23

The Actors Fund's annual gala on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, will honor Tony and Emmy Award winning actress and current star of The Addams Family, B…

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Extends Again at NYTW; Now Runs Through 4/24

New York Theatre Workshop NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that due to popular demand the run of Peter and the Starcatcher has extend…

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Merman, Sinatra's ANYTHING GOES Gets 3/29 DVD Release

In 1954, Ethel Merman, at the age of fifty, reprised her role as Reno in a specially adapted television version of the musical, co-starring Frank Sinatra as the hero, now renamed Harry Dane,…

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Leslie Kritzer Joins Cast of NEWSICAL Tomorrow

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, whose Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, will join the cast of Newsical Full Spin Ahea…

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The Dream of the Burning Boy Heats Up the Roundabout Underground on Opening Night by Broadway.com Staff

The New York weather may have been frightful on March 23, but off-Broadway's Roundabout Underground was plenty warm on opening night of David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning B…

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Broadway review: THE BOOK OF MORMON by Admin

The Most Uncouth Feel-Good Show…Ever!                        …

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SISTER ACT Raises Its Voice and ROCK OF AGES Rocks Broadway (Again) Tonight! by Admin

The fabulous new musical SISTER ACT starts previews tonight at the Broadway Theatre.  With a new score from Golden Globe, Grammy and Academy Award-Winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Tony Awar…

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High starring Kathleen Turner begins previews tomorrow! by Bbbblogger

Previews begin tomorrow, March 25th for HIGH starring two-time Golden Globe® winner, Academy Award® & Tony Award® nominee Kathleen Turner in her return to Broadway as “Sister Jamiso…

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The Dream of the Burning Boy by Stagegrade

Are critics having "The Dream of the Burning Boy"?

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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My Speech At 2011 Broadway Beauty Pageant by Ryan

My remarks from Monday, March 21st."It’s great to be back for our fifth year and we’re already looking ahead to 2012. I’d like to thank the literally hundreds of people who have help…

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On Tulpa, or Anne & Me by August Schulenburg

“be careful. this might bring out things you might not be ready for.” Playwright Shawn C. Harris (aka RVCBard) asked me to write a response to her play Tulpa, or Anne & Me. Having s…

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I'm back... by Moxie

deal with it.Here's a nice ice sculpture for you to look at.

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Actors Fund Gala Will Honor Bebe Neuwirth and Al Pacino by Andrew Gans

The Actors Fund's annual gala will be held May 23 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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Isabel Keating and Jeremy Sisto Featured on "Rosler's Recording Booth" Album by Adam Hetrick

Spider-Man's Isabel Keating and "Law and Order" regular Jeremy Sisto sing on "Rosler's Recording Booth," the new album from Grammy-nominated songwriter Don Rosler.

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Ellen Greene Gets "Restless" Again on TV Series, Starting March 24 by Andrew Gans

Recent "Pushing Daisies" star Ellen Greene, the celebrated singing actress known for her work on stage and on the silver screen in Little Shop of Horrors,  returns for a limit…

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Ruined on Broadway Is a Twinkle in MTC's Eye by Kenneth Jones

Will Manhattan Theatre Club mount Lynn Nottage's Ruined — a Pulitzer Prize winner that had a long MTC run Off-Broadway in 2008-09 — on Broadway?

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'Ghetto Klown' entertains auds

Legit News: Leguizamo's one-man show opens in Gotham -- John Leguizamo's friends, family and colleagues turned out en masse at the Lyceum Theater for the March 22 opening of "Ghetto Klown."

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Nude models in 1920s Paris: There’s a metaphor here, but for what? by J. Kelly Nestruck

Two Canadian women serve as muses for artists who achieve fame while their models are forgotten

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Ancient city’s diversity on display by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

Dura-Europos, an ancient city on the Euphrates River, had everything you’d expect to find in a mid-sized city on an important trading route. It had brothels, markets, military barracks…

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‘Hair’ recaptures spirit of the ’60s by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

A cultural touchstone for some and a cultural hot button for others, the 1960s long outlived the actual end of the decade.

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ArtsBeat: Bloomberg May Spoof 'Spider-Man' at Charity Event by Patrick Healy

At Saturday night's annual Inner Circle charity dinner, which features skits performed by the City Hall press corps and the Mayor, Mr. Bloomberg is working some elements from "Spider-Man" in…

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: Speaking the Speech, Trippingly by Ben Brantley

From e-mail from readers, I gather that audibility problems are not uncommon to New York theatergoers.

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Bloomberg May Spoof 'Spider-Man' at Charity Event by Patrick Healy

At Saturday night's annual Inner Circle charity dinner, which will feature skits performed by the City Hall press corps and the mayor of New York City, Mr. Bloomberg will incorporate some el…

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Sierra Boggess, Brenda Braxton, Felicia Finley, Donna McKechnie, Joan Rivers et al. Set for Laurie Beechman Theatre in April by Dan Bacalzo

The West Bank Café has announced April 2011 programming for The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Carey Anderson, Jenni Barber, Sierra Boggess, Lisa Brescia, Allison Case, Ann Harada, La…

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Everett Bradley, Isabel Keating, Jeremy Sisto, et al. Featured on Rosler's Recording Booth CD by Andy Propst

Stage veterans Isabel Keating and Jeremy Sisto are among the artists featured on Don Rosler's Rosler's Recording Booth, currently available for both purchase and digital download. …

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The Book of Mormon Creators Chat with Jimmy Fallon (Video) by Andrew Gans

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of “South Park,” appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show March 23 to talk about their latest creation, The Book of Mormon, which offic…

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ARCADIA'S Crudup to Visit Jimmy Fallon Tomorrow

Billy Crudup, currently appearing as Bernard Nightingale' in the critically acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA directed by David Leveaux, will appear on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy …

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Amy Adams in Talks for 'Regina' in ROCK OF AGES Film

ROCK OF AGES opened on April 7, 2009 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre to critical acclaim, following an off Broadway engagement in the fall of 2008. The Broadway production was nominate…

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STAGE TUBE: BLUE LEAVES' Ben Stiller Visits Late Show

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway revival of John Guare's comedic masterpiece THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES starring Ben Stiller, Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEA…

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FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS Ends Off Broadway Run April 3

The world famous FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS will play their final performance in New York on Sunday April 3 prior to a London engagement at the Vaudeville Theatre beginning June 9. Tickets fo…

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HIGH Begins Previews Tomorrow!

Previews begin tomorrow, March 25th for HIGH starring two-time Golden Globe winner, Academy Award amp Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner in her return to Broadway as Sister Jamison Connelly.…

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Turn Up the Volume! Priscilla Cast Recording Hits Stores April 5 by Broadway.com Staff

Priscilla Queen of the Desert's Broadway cast recording will hit stores on April 5. The album will be released on Rhino Records. The cast recording will include the many disco hits fe…

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See Robin Williams and the Cast of Bengal Tiger Burn Bright on Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

Take a peek at Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, starring Robin Williams, which is in previews at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre. This darkly comic tale feature…

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The Flying Karamazov Brothers Set Closing Date Prior to London Engagement by Broadway.com Staff

The vaudevillian spectacular The Flying Karamazov Brothers will close at off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre on April 3 prior to a London engagement at the Vaudeville Theatre beginning J…

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ARCADIA’s Billy Crudup to Appear tomorrow on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by Bbbblogger

Billy Crudup, currently appearing as ‘Bernard Nightingale’ in the critically acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard’s ARCADIA directed by David Leveaux, will appear on NBC’s “Late Night…

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THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS to End Run at Minetta Lane Theatre Apr 3

DROP EVERYTHING! The Flying Karamazov Brothers Triumphant New York Run ends on April 3 Prior to Engagement in London’s West End Beginning June 9 The world famous FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHER…

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HIGH Starring Kathleen Turner Begins Previews Tomorrow, Mar 25

PREVIEWS BEGIN TOMORROW, MARCH 25th! for HIGH Starring KATHLEEN TURNER Opening night April 19 at the Booth Theatre on Broadway (222 W. 45th Street) Get High Tickets Previews begin tomorr…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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INDIE/OFF-OFF-BROADWAY THEATER PANEL: The Land of Plenty -- New works in the NYC theater scene, "Sustaining New Theater" by Yvonne Korshak

... "Great Work Can Happen Anywhere" *... March 22 I attended a panel** on "The Land of Plenty" -- New works in the NYC theater scene," with a focus on sustaining In…

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Lucille Lortel Awards, Benefiting Actors Fund, to Be Presented May 1 at the Skirball Center by Andrew Gans

The 26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in Off-Broadway theatre, will be presented May 1 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, 566 LaGuardia Pl…

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Broadway Cast Recording of Priscilla Due in Stores in April by Andrew Gans

The original Broadway cast recording of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical will arrive in stores nationwide April 5 on the Rhino label.

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PHOTO CALL: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, With Robin Williams, on Broadway by Krissie Fullerton

Robin Williams makes his Broadway acting debut as the title feline in Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a Pulitzer Prize-finalist play set in war-torn Iraq.

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PHOTO CALL: The "American Idol" Top 11 Perform Motown Hits by Krissie Fullerton

On March 23, the "American Idol" Top 11 contestants took to the stage to perform Motown classics in an effort to stay in the competition for one more week on their journey to becom…

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After a lifetime of housing tanks, the historic Broadway Armory is a stage fit for 'Black Watch' by Chris Jones

"Black Watch" will be hosted by Chicago Shakespeare Theater in the Broadway Armory in Edgewater, shown here in a 1920 photo from the Chicago History Museum. The building was built as a skati…

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More Puppets! International Puppetry Conference at UConn

  It's Puppetmania ! There's the annual puppet conference at the O'Neill Theatre Center in Waterford in June. Theere's a new pupprt show at Connecticut Repertory Theatre starting this …

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Theater Talkback: Speaking the Speech, Trippingly by Ben Brantley

From e-mail from readers, I gather that audibility problems are not uncommon to New York theatergoers.

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Two More Seasons of 'Real World' for MTV by Brian Stelter

The 26th season is being cast now, and the renewal will take it through season 28.

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Flying Karamazov Brothers to End New York Run April 3; London Engagement to Begin June 9 by Dan Bacalzo

The Flying Karamazov Brothers will end their Off-Broadway engagement at the Minetta Lane Theatre on April 3, and have announced a West End run at London's Vaudeville Theatre, which will…

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Lucille Lortel Awards to Be Held on May 1 at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts by Brian Scott Lipton

The Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on May 1, beginning at 7pm. Nominations will be announced on Ma…

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Patrice Bailey, Broward Center to Be Honored at April 4 Carbonell Awards Ceremony by Andy Propst

Patrice Bailey, Dean of Theater at Miami's New World School of the Arts, will receive the 2011 George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts at the Carbonell Awards ceremo…

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David Hyde Pierce to Perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center July 29 by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will appear with the Philadelphia Orchestra to narrate Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Cent…

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Suzanne Vega to Preview Songs from Carson McCullers Talks About Love at Greene Space by Andy Propst

Suzanne Vega will discuss and perform songs from her new play Carson McCullers Talks About Love as part of WNYC's Soundcheck program on March 30 at 2pm at the Jerome L. Greene Performan…

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Jimmy Kimmel Provides Bono & The Edge With Spider-Man Advice (Video) by Andrew Gans

With yet another recent Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark injury—this time to leading actress T.V. Carpio—Jimmy Kimmel provides some advice to the creative team when the show will go dark for…

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Photo Flash: New HOW TO SUCCEED Production Shots!

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING opens Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre 302 West 45th Street. New production shots have been released and BWW bring…

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Exclusive: Chase Brock Confirmed as New SPIDER-MAN Choreographer

The behind the scenes drama with SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark appears to be never-ending with news this week that Julie Taymor's deal has not yet been completed, another cast injury of whipl…

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Roundabout Launches ANYTHING GOES Website Today!

Roundabout Theatre Company's Todd Haimes, Artistic Director Broadway production of Anything Goes launches its official website today Visit the website at www.AnythingGoesOnBroadway.com to le…

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Exclusive New Photos of Daniel Radcliffe & Co. in How to Succeed by Broadway.com Staff

Heading into opening weeked of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, we're got hot new production photos of Daniel Radcliffe and his co-stars in action. Rob Ashford’s f…

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Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Joyce Theater, New York

Apollinaire Scherr sees the first home town appearance in this irreplaceable company's final, globe-trotting year, and senses the great choreographer behind every move

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The Book of Mormon, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York

The endlessly cheery, intermittently enjoyable new Broadway musical from the 'South Park' team is not melodically memorable, offensive or sparkling, writes Brendan Lemon

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'Rock of Ages' and 'Sister Act' On Broadway Tonight

Patina Miller of 'Sister Act' © David Mepham/Getty Images...Read Full Post

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'Priscilla' Broadway Original Cast Album Out 03/29

'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' on Broadway © Phil Water/Getty Images Mark your calendars! The disco-driven, dance-powerhouse soundtrack of Broadway's newest hit musical comes out Tuesday! …

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That Championship Season’s Chris Noth & Jason Patric on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” by Akass

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON’S Chris Noth & Jason Patric will appear live on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” tomorrow between 8:30-9:00AM on Channel 14.

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Roundabout's ANYTHING GOES Launches Official Website Today, Mar 24

Today Thursday, March 24th ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s ANYTHING GOES Launches official website and the “The Friendship Game” http://www.AnythingGoesOnBroadway.com/ Get Anything Goes …

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Album to Hit Stores on Apr 5

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING IN STORES NATIONWIDE TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011 RELEASED ON RHINO - Order It Now! Get Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tic…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Bill Nighy and Rosamund Pike Join Cast of "Clash of the Titans" Sequel by Michael C. Gioia

West End actors Bill Nighy and Rosamund Pike have been added to the cast of the upcoming Warner Bros. "Clash of the Titans" sequel that is scheduled for a 2012 release, according t…

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Casting Complete for West End Production of Simon Gray's Butley, Starring Dominic West by Andrew Gans and Mark Shenton

Dominic West, last seen on the London stage in Life is a Dream at the Donmar Warehouse but best known for his starring role in the U.S. TV series "The Wire,"  will play the ti…

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DC Studio Theatre Season Has Premiere of Astro Boy, Plus Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Kenneth Jones

The first full season of plays chosen by new artistic director David Muse at The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, has been revealed. The authors range from British writer Alan Bennett to Ge…

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PHOTO CALL: Dream of the Burning Boy, With Reed Birney and Alexandra Socha, Opens Off-Broadway by Irina Khodorkovsky

Roundabout Underground opened David West Read's new play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, about a high school tragedy, on March 23 following previews from Feb. 25. The Off-Broadway staging…

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"Two and a Half Men" Star Conchata Ferrell, Alison Fraser Set for Love, Loss... Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

"Two and a Half Men" star Conchata Ferrell and Tony Award nominee Alison Fraser will join the Off-Broadway cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore in the coming months.

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"Inside the Actor's Studio" to Welcome Cast of "Modern Family" by Michael C. Gioia

Stage and screen actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofia Vergara and Ty Burrell, along with their "Modern Family" co-stars Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen, will join ho…

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Ellen Foley, Ann Harada, Thursday Farrar Set for Reading of Slow Dance With a Hot Pick-Up Musical by Andrew Gans

An industry reading of the new musical Slow Dance With a Hot Pick-Up will be presented in Manhattan March 28 at the Peter J. Sharpe Theater.

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Harry Houdini: the sum of all amazements by Peter Preston

As Google celebrates Houdini's 137th birthday, we explain why the great escapologist remains an enduring symbol of wonderHappy birthday, Harry Houdini: you'd have been 137 today (if you hadn…

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Mexican? American? Call Her Writer by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Tanya Saracho’s success writing plays about Latino culture has earned her acclaim and opportunities to explore wider themes for more diverse audiences.

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Creating Plays, but Holding On to the Day Job by Eric Grode

The playwright Sharr White has embraced the practical way in which he lives his life in his creative endeavors, and the approach has helped make his play “The Other Place” his first majo…

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Helen Stenborg, Actress From Theatrical Family, Dies at 86 by Bruce Weber

Ms. Stenborg’s myriad roles on Broadway ranged from the loopy Sarita Myrtle in Noël Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” to Rebecca Nurse in “The Crucible.”

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Scene City: The Outback in Bloom by Ben Widdicombe

An after-party that attracted its own share of sequins, fishnet stockings and gravity-defying wigs.

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Hold Your Tongue: PG-13 Version of 'King's Speech' Coming by Dave Itzkoff

The Weinstein Company will release a PG-13 version of "The King's Speech," its Academy Award-winning biographical film about King George VI and the speech therapist who helped him tame his s…

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Patrica Bailey, Broward Center to Be Honored at April 4 Carbonell Awards Ceremony by Andy Propst

Patrice Bailey, Dean of Theater at Miami's New World School of the Arts, will receive the 2011 George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts at the Carbonell Awards ceremo…

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Conchata Ferrell, Alison Fraser, Marla Maples, et al. Set for Off-Broadway's Love, Loss and What I Wore by Andy Propst

Emme, Conchata Ferrell, Alison Fraser, Marla Maples and AnnaLynne McCord are all set to appear in the Off-Broadway hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at the Westside Theatre in the coming mon…

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Cast Album Gets 4/5 Release

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the global hit stage production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, produced by Priscilla's orchestrator, arranger and musical supervisor St…

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STAGE TUBE: MORMON's Trey Parker, Matt Stone Visit Jimmy Fallon

THE BOOK OF MORMON co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk obout the evolution of the new Broadway musical. THE BOOK OF MORMON f…

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Denis O'Hare, Tim Curry, et al. Set for SELECTED SHORTS, 3/26-27

This spring, the acclaimed literary series Selected Shorts A Celebration of the Short Story returns to the Getty Center from March 26-27, 2011 with an unforgettable lineup of stories. Produc…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, based upon the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, opened Wednesday, March 9 to rave notices an…

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AnnaLynne McCorrd, Emme et al. Join LOVE, LOSS this Spring/Summer

Producer Daryl Roth announced today that supermodel and television personality Emme, Two and a Half Men star Conchata Ferrell, two-time Tony Award nominee Alison Fraser The Secret Garden, ac…

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House of Blue Leaves Star Ben Stiller Tells Ghost Stories with David Letterman by Broadway.com Staff

Ben Stiller is getting set for the April 4 start date of a play that’s close to his heart: John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves. Before he became a movie star, Stiller played yo…

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AnnaLynne McCord, Conchata Ferrell & More to Join Love, Loss and What I Wore by Broadway.com Staff

90210 bad girl AnnaLynne McCord, Two and a Half Men star Conchata Ferrell, supermodel Emme, two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Divine Sister, The Secret Garden) and actress and ra…

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Rock of Ages Film, Starring Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin, to Hit Theaters in June 2012 by Broadway.com Staff

With a starry cast falling into place, the film adaptation of Broadway metal musical Rock of Ages has gotten a release date from producer Warner Brothers. The tuner will hit theaters on June…

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Full Casting Announced for West End Butley Starring Dominic West by Broadway.com Staff

Paul McGann, Penny Downie and Amanda Drew will join previously announced star Dominic West in the upcoming West End revival of Butley. The production will begin performances on June 1 and pl…

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Anything Goes’ official website launches today! by Akass

Visit the website at www.AnythingGoesOnBroadway.com to learn more and hop aboard the SS American and play “The Friendship Game.”

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Priscilla Broadway Cast Recording in Stores April 5 by Bbbblogger

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the hit stage production of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, produced by Priscilla’s orchestrator, arranger and musical supervisor Stephen…

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New Names Announces for LOVE, LOST AND WHAT I WORE Cast

“ L O V E ,   L O S S,   A N D    W H A T    I    W O R E ” IS HEATING UP FOR THE SUMMER! EMME, CONCHATA FERRELL, ALISO…

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THE BOOK OF MORMON Opens Tonight, Mar 24

THE BOOK OF MORMON OPENS TONIGHT THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 AT THE EUGENE O’NEILL THEATRE Get The Book of Mormon Tickets THE BOOK OF MORMON, the new Broadway musical from the creators of …

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Required reading by RVCBard

This review of Limitless at Movies by Bowes.White Woman Feminist, an essay by Marilyn Frye from Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism.Go After the Privilege, not the Tits: Afterthoughts on Aman…

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Denis O'Hare and Tim Curry Will Read "Selected Shorts" in L.A. by Adam Hetrick

Denis O'Hare, Tim Curry and Nathan Corddry are among the actors who will read "Selected Shorts" at the Getty Center in Los Angeles beginning March 26.

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New Tarragon Season Will Have Canadian, Toronto and World Premieres by Kenneth Jones

Tarragon Theatre, the resident Toronto theatre with a bent for Canadian plays, as well as international titles, announced its 2011-12 season. The playwrights on parade will include Sarah Ruh…

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at The Book of Mormon on Broadway by Matthew Blank

The new musical The Book of Mormon — from Emmy Award-winning "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q Tony Award winner Robert Lopez — plays Broadw…

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Ellen Foley, Ann Harada, Thursday Farrar Set for Reading of New Musical Slow Dance With a Hot Pick-Up by Andrew Gans

An industry reading of the new musical Slow Dance With a Hot Pick-Up will be presented in Manhattan March 28 at the Peter J. Sharpe Theater.

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Popcast: Chris Brown's New Album and a Conversation With Jack White by The New York Times

Jon Caramanica on Chris Brown's new album "F.A.M.E.," and Ben Sisario talks to Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, about his Nashville-based record label.

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Chris Brown Says 'Good Morning America' Interview Intended 'to Exploit Me' by Dave Itzkoff

Appearing on BET's "106 & Park," Mr. Brown suggested his outburst at "Good Morning America" occurred after its co-anchor Robin Roberts did not follow an agreed-upon set of talking point…

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Dick Van Dyke and Jerry Van Dyke to Star in The Sunshine Boys as Malibu Stage Company Fundraiser by Dan Bacalzo

Brothers Dick and Jerry Van Dyke will perform in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys as a fundraiser for Malibu Stage Company, April 13-17. The play is about a vaudeville duo that agrees to…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:01PM

A Look Inside NYTW’s Peter and the Starcatcher (Video) by Andrew Gans

Extended by popular demand, New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher tells how Peter would eventually become “The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.” The…

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Royal Shakespeare Company Set to Premiere THE HEART OF ROBINHOOD, 11/17; New Shows Announced!

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced their plans to stage the premiere of The Heart of Robin Hood. The show will mark the company's first large-scale show for a family audience in th…

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Lavin, Keenan-Bolger et al. Honor Paul Libin, 3/28

Broadway's elite will gather to honor a most-deserving philanthropist, Paul Libin, executive vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, at UJA-Federation of New York's Entertainment, Media, and Co…

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Photo Flash: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO on Broadway!

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO performs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 226 Wes…

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Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDOL's Top 11 Sing Motown!

Last night on American Idol, the top 11 sang classic motown tunes in the hopes of earning America's votes. Check out photos from the episode below

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SISTER ACT Begins Previews Tonight, 3/24!

Produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment, SISTER ACT begins preview performances tonight, March 24 and will open on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. SISTER ACT features an original scor…

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of 'PICKED' at the Vineyard Theatre! by Walter McBride

Mark Blum, Michael Stahl-David, Donna Hanover, Tom Lipinski and Liz Stauber comprise the cast of Christopher Shinn's play PICKED -- being given its world-premiere production by the Vineyard …

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Liz Callaway, Emily Skinner, et al. Set for Town Hall Anniversary Event, 5/2

Marvin Leffler, President of The Town Hall 123 West 43rd Street is pleased to announce a celebration and performance in honor of The Town Hall's 90th Anniversary. The historic building, will…

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Diane Paulus to Direct MAGIC FLUTE at Chicago Opera Theatre

As just announced by Chicago Opera Theater Diane Paulus is set to direct THE MAGIC FLUTE in September 2012. Also set for the 2011-12 season are MOSCOW, CHERYMUSHKI, medea, HESHE, and more.

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Book of Mormon Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Chat Up Jimmy Fallon by Broadway.com Staff

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are ready to unleash their first Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, which opens at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 24. The South Park duo hea…

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Watch Out, John Leguizamo! Rosie Perez Threatens to Throw Down With the Ghetto Klown Star by Michael Mellini

John Leguizamo is currently telling some not-so-nice stories about several former Hollywood co-stars in his new solo show, Ghetto Klown. At least one of Leguizamo’s former castmates, R…

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TT: Counting down

Danse Russe, my latest operatic collaboration with Paul Moravec, opens in Philadelphia on April 28. It's a backstage comedy...

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Roundabout’s The Dream of the Burning Boy receives rave in The New York Times by Akass

Roundabout Underground’s THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY opened last night to critical praise. Click here to Charles Isherwood’s review in the NY Times: http://theater.nytimes.com/2011/…

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What if there were a Groupon for Broadway tickets? by Ken Davenport

Oh wait . . . there is. www.MyBroadwayDeal.com. Like Groupon but for Broadway! 1st deal in 5 days. And it's a good one. Sign up today and get entered to win a $500 Broadway ticket gift certi…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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We interupt this blog to bring you actual news by Life's A Pitch

Just thought I would do my part to help spread the word in addition to, you know, doing my actual job spreading the word. Rather than stay home and play Wii Tennis when her Japan tour was ca…

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Anything Goes, With Ethel Merman and Frank Sinatra, Will Be Released on DVD by Adam Hetrick

The 1954 made-for-television version of Cole Porter's Anything Goes, starring Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman, will be released on DVD for the first time March 29.

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New Monday-Night Concert Series, Marty Thomas Presents: Diva, Will Launch March 28 by Andrew Gans

Marty Thomas, whose Broadway credits include Xanadu, Secret Garden and Wicked, will launch his new cabaret act, Marty Thomas Presents: Diva, March 28 at Industry-Bar in Manhattan.

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Olivier Winner Maria Friedman Will Be Part of Royal Albert Hall's Strictly Gershwin by Andrew Gans

Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, who made her Broadway debut in The Woman in White, will be the principal guest singer for Strictly Gershwin, which will be presented at London's Roya…

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Camelot Revisited: The Creators of 'The Kennedys' Speak Out by Dave Itzkoff

Joel Surnow, the producer of "The Kennedys," and its screenwriter, Stephen Kronish, discuss the controversy surrounding the mini-series and the inherent challenges of making biographical fil…

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Romola Garai, Dominic West, Ben Whishaw to Star in BBC Two Drama The Hour by Andy Propst

Romola Garai, Dominic West, and Ben Whishaw will star in a new BBC Two drama, The Hour. Playwright and screenwriter Abi Morgan has created the show. The Hour, set in a 1950s news room, foc…

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Tovah Feldshuh, Steve Guttenberg, Marsha Mason, et al. Set for Celebrity Autobiography at NJPAC by Dan Bacalzo

Jim Breuer, Tovah Feldshuh, Steve Guttenberg, Marsha Mason, Alan Zweibel and co-creators Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel will perform in Celebrity Autobiography, which returns to the New Jersey…

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Celia Keenan-Bolger, Linda Lavin, Tonya Pinkins to Perform at UJA-Federation's Excellence in Theater Award Dinner by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway stars Celia Keenan-Bolger, Linda Lavin, and Tonya Pinkins will perform at UJA-Federation of New York's Entertainment, Media, and Communications Division's 2011 Excellence …

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Anything Goes, with Bert Lahr, Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, et al. Set for March 29 DVD Release by Andy Propst

The NBC Colgate Comedy Hour production of Cole Porter's Anything Goes will be released on DVD on March 29, by The Archive of American Television Presents, a partnership between Entertai…

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The Getty Villa to Present Public Reading of Homer's Iliad by Bethany Rickwald

The Getty Villa is set to present a public reading of The Iliad in association with the Readers of Homer on April 30. Though space is also available for those who prefer just to listen, eve…

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Ed Harris Joins Julianne Moore in HBO's GAME CHANGE

According to the Hollywood Reporter stage veteran Ed Harris will join Julianne Moore in the cast of HBO's GAME PLAN film. The duo will play 2008 presidential runningmates John McCain and Sar…

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Meg Tilly to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF at Blue Ridge Rep

According to the Times Colonist, Meg Tilly is set to make her stage return with the Blue Bridge Repertory production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF as Martha. The show will play the McPhe…

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Broadway Vet Richard H. Blake to Play Fiyero in Wicked by Broadway.com Staff

Richard H. Blake will join the Broadway cast of Wicked in the role of the rakish Fiyero beginning March 29. He takes over the part from Kyle Dean Massey, who is set to depart on March 27 to …

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WICKED Welcomes Richard H. Blake As Fiyero Starting Mar 29

WICKED  WELCOMES A NEW FIYERO ON BROADWAY RICHARD H. BLAKE BEGINS PERFORMANCES MARCH 29 Get Wicked Tickets Beginning performances on Tuesday, March 29, RICHARD H. BLAKE will assume th…

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SISTER ACT Announces Student Rush Policy

SISTER ACT ANNOUNCES RUSH TICKET POLICY Get Sister Act Tickets The new Broadway musical SISTER ACTwill offer a limited number of $26.50 rush tickets (price includes $1.50 facility fee) i…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Ghost Stories TV Advert by Mirvishproductions

Ghost Stories TV Advert The West End sell-out sensation GHOST STORIES has been thrilling London audiences and critics alike for over a year. Now it makes its North American premiere—w…

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Richard H. Blake to Join Cast of Broadway's Wicked by Andrew Gans

Richard H. Blake will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway company of Wicked beginning March 29 at the Gershwin Theatre. He will succeed Kyle Dean Massey, who will play his final perfo…

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Florence Henderson, Carol Channing and More Comment on Elizabeth Taylor's Death by Andrew Gans

Several friends and colleagues of Dame Elizabeth Taylor have reacted to the news of the Academy Award winner's death at the age of 79. Their thoughts follow.

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RSC to Premiere The Heart of Robin Hood for Christmas 2011; Other Productions Announced by Mark Shenton

The Royal Shakespeare Company will stage the premiere of The Heart of Robin Hood as its first large-scale family show in its newly revamped Royal Shakespeare Theatre home at Stratford-upon-A…

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See the award-winning show The 39 Steps for just £20

John Buchan's 1915 novel The 39 Steps gets the comedy treatment in an award-winning production at the Criterion Theatre in London's Piccadilly. On Tuesdays throughout April and May Extra mem…

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Birmingham's Fierce festival is a gem of local legacy-building by Lyn Gardner

There are bigger, showier festivals but Fierce understands it's not just the party that matters, but the traces it leaves"A poet's hope: to be like some valley cheese, local but prized elsew…

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Blue Man Group by Tim Treanor

In the vast, soaring reaches of that old dowager, the Warner theatre, there is a conspiracy of chaos in progress. The agents of chaos are three silent bald men, wrapped in skins of cobalt l…

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HBO Votes for Ed Harris to Play John McCain by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Harris, an Academy Award nominee for "Apollo 13" and "Pollock," will play Mr. McCain in a television movie about the 2008 presidential campaign.

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Richard H. Blake to Play Fiyero in Broadway's Wicked Beginning March 29 by Dan Bacalzo

Richard H. Blake will join the Broadway company of Wicked, performing at the Gershwin Theatre, beginning Tuesday, March 29. He will play Fiyero, replacing Kyle Dean Massey, who plays his fin…

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Lucy Bailey, David Edgar, Gisli Örn Gardarsson, et al. Set for RSC's Winter Season by Andy Propst

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced its schedule of winter programming. The season will include David Farr's The Heart of Robin Hood, to run November 18-January 7 in the …

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Diane Paulus to Direct The Magic Flute for Chicago Opera Theatre's 2012 Season by Andy Propst

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) has announced its 2012 season, to be presented at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. The season will include a new production of Mozart&a…

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ROCK OF AGES Re-Opens at the Helen Hayes Tonight, 3/24!

After a breif hiatus, ROCK OF AGES reopens at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway tonight, March 24. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical played its final performance at The Brooks At…

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SISTER ACT Announces $26.50 Rush Ticket Policy

The new Broadway musical SISTER ACT will offer a limited number of 26.50 rush tickets price includes 1.50 facility fee in the front row of the orchestra for each performance. These rush tick…

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Richard H. Blake Joins WICKED as Fiyero March 29

Beginning performances on Tuesday, March 29, RICHARD H. BLAKE will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway company of WICKED. He joins a cast which includes Teal Wicks as Elphaba, Katie Ro…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Edinburgh International Festival: 'This year's event focuses on Asia' - audio by Severin Carrell

Jonathan Mills, director of the Edinburgh International Festival, explains his vision of an Asian-themed event for 2011Severin Carrell

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Everyday Moments 3: audio drama for private performance by John Hegley

This month's podcast is by poet and comedian John Hegley, and is designed to be heard on a Saturday morning, doing jobs around the houseJohn Hegley

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A Magic Flute – review

Barbican, LondonThe indefinite article in the title is significant: this is Peter Brook's very personal take on Mozart's supreme, unclassifiable work, rather than a definitive staging of Die…

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Shrek The Musical by Jayne Blanchard

St. Patrick’s Day madness has safely passed, but Baltimore remains the scene for green, as Shrek The Musical brings the lovable, lime-skinned ogre to the Hippodrome Theatre for a two-week …

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Ashlie Atkinson, David Harbour, Michael Urie, et al. Set for April 4 The Fogotten Woman Benefit Reading by Andy Propst

Ashlie Atkinson, David Harbour, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Michael Rupert, and Michael Urie will take part in a benefit reading of Jonathan Tolins' The Forgotten Woman, to be offered on Mon…

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STAGE TUBE: Jimmy Kimmel Unveils New SPIDER-MAN Spoof

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, they unveiled a new spoof commercial for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Bio plays on tap at Hampstead

Legit News: 2011 season subjects include Python, Wallis Simpson -- Biography of real-life figures, from the men behind "Monty Python" to Wallis Simpson to late British playwright Harley Gran…

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Elizabeth Taylor: the icon's icon by La Johnjoseph

Her tenacity, adventures in immorality and profound talent made Liz Taylor the star other stars wanted to be associated withElizabeth Taylor died on Joan Crawford's birthday: a wholly fittin…

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My favourite drunk scenes by Nosheen Iqbal

Acting drunk isn't easy to pull off, so hats off to the actors who deliver a booze-filled tour de force. Here are my top tipplers"The acting profession is about the only job where you can pe…

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Photo Flash: THE BOOK OF MORMON Opens Tonight!

THE BOOK OF MORMON opens tonight, Thursday, March 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The first production shots have been released and appear below

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Dominic West, Paul McGann, Penny Downie and Amanda Drew to Star in West End BUTLEY

The full cast has been announced for this summer's West End revival of Simon Gray's comedy Butley. Alongside Dominic West, star of hit US drama The Wire, who will play the iconic title role …

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The comedy stays fresh in ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ by Bob [cta]

Dixie Longate: Tupperware lady. Who’d have thought that plastic kitchenware would provide such ample inspiration for the stage? Two seasons ago, I saw a sassy little show called Tupper…

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Dancing free by Kathleen Burge, Globe Staff

For nearly 50 years, Danza Contemporanea De Cuba, Cuba’s premier contemporary dance company, practiced and performed in a country cut off from the rest of the globe, all but untouched …

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BWW's On This Day - March 24, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Regional theaters find cachet and cash in national tours

When the cast of the Walnut Street Theatre's The Glass Menagerie packed it in after a final performance Saturday night, the performers were far from Philadelphia and the nation's oldest thea…

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Rose Art Museum to receive major renovation by Megan McKee, Globe Correspondent

Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum is planning to undergo major renovations that college officials say will protect the museum’s acclaimed modern art collection for the long h…

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Meet the Cast of JERUSALEM Day 9: Charlotte Mills

BroadwayWorld presents the cast of the Royal Court Theatre's JERUSALEM on Broadway Today we feature Charlotte Mills, who stars as Tayna. Learn all about her here...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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"American Idol": The Top 11 by Jon Caramanica

This week was the best of the "Idol" season so far, and possibly the best ever for this early in the competition, when there's typically some dead weight still waiting to be purged.

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Jennifer Hudson Performs on AMERICAN IDOL Tonight

Last night on American Idol, Karen Rodriguez was kicked out of the competition. Next week on the show, the top 11 will perform, and they'll be joined by Idol alum Jennifer Hudson on the Marc…

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Keith Huff’s Happiness Relies on Director Robin Larsen by Gary Ballard

The famed bluebird of happiness traces its more modern roots to the 1697 publication of L’Oiseau Bleu by Madame d’Aulnoy, who adapted the premise from ancient legends. The Road Theatre C…

Linked From LA STAGE Times at 05:00AM
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Robert Cuccioli Cast In 'Cutman: The Boxing Musical' At Goodspeed

"Wicked" Set for Third Run at Bushnell in AugustTony Award-nominated actor Robert Cuccioli ("Jekyll & Hyde," "Les Misèrables ") will be featured in the workshop of "Cutman: A Boxing Musi…

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AIDS Project Los Angeles Mourns Death of Elizabeth Taylor by Gabriel McGowan

AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) deeply mourns the death of actress and HIV/AIDS advocate Elizabeth Taylor today. Taylor launched a second career as an AIDS activist in 1985 when she organize…

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From the Bronx to Hollywood: Full Steam Ahead by Larry Blum

To quote the character of Sheila Bryant from A Chorus Line, “Everybody in the whole goddamned country wants to be a star!” READ MORE

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Laughing Liberally, Dunking the Tea Party With Comedy and Song, Opens in NYC by Kenneth Jones

Laughing Liberally: This Ain't No Tea Party, an evening of comedy with music and multi-media presentations, opens Off-Broadway March 24 following previews from March 14 at the Midtown Th…

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Three Men on a Horse, a Depression-Era Hit, Returns to NYC, Opening March 24 by Kenneth Jones

Three Men on a Horse, John Cecil Holm and George Abbott's 1935 comedy about gamblers who take advantage of a greeting-card writer with a knack for picking winning ponies, opens March 24 …

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Hallelujah! Sister Act Begins Broadway Previews March 24 by Adam Hetrick

Broadway gets into the habit March 24 when the new musical Sister Act, the disco-scored stage production based on the 1992 film comedy about a nun on the run, begins previews at the Broadway…

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Broadway Baptism: The Book of Mormon, From Creators of "South Park" and Avenue Q, Opens by Adam Hetrick

Broadway answers the door to The Book of Mormon — from Emmy Award-winning "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q Tony Award winner Robert Lopez &m…

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David Greenspan Is Time-Traveling Actor in Go Back to Where You Are, Beginning March 24 by Kenneth Jones

Actor-playwright David Greenspan plays a chorus boy from the theatre of Ancient Greece in the world premiere of his comedy, Go Back to Where You Are, starting previews March 24 at Playwright…

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Rock of Ages Returns to Broadway March 24, With Mitchell Jarvis, Rebecca Faulkenberry, MiG Ayesa by Andrew Gans

The Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages, which played its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre Jan. 9, resumes performances March 24 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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Today In Theatre History: MARCH 24 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Ernio Hernandez and Anne Bradley

1909 Irish poet and playwright John Millington Synge dies today. He penned numerous plays including Riders to the Sea and The Playboy of the Western World. For the latter he traveled to the …

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Carey Crim's Some Couples May…, a Play About Infertility, Begins Michigan World Premiere by Kenneth Jones

Purple Rose Theatre, the Michigan Equity theatre founded by Jeff Daniels and devoted to new works by resident writers, presents the world premiere of Carey Crim's bittersweet comedy Some…

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Tony Nominees De'Adre Aziza and Jon Michael Hill Are Residents of Hot L Baltimore, Starting March 24 by Kenneth Jones

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Lanford Wilson's The Hot L Baltimore, featuring Broadway's de'Adre Aziza (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), who will…

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Written by Shakespeare? It's Bard to tell by Frank Scheck

There's a fascinating mystery unfurling onstage at the Classic Stage Company, and it has little to do with the play itself. The issue is whether "Double Falsehood" is really a long-lost w…

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Troupe's Merce-iful salute by Leigh Witchel

It seemed all of downtown dance -- the die-hard fans and the performers as well -- paid homage Tuesday night to Merce Cunningham, the great mod ern choreographer who died in 2009. As part…

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Christian Delcroix returns to play loyal elephant in PMT's 'Seussical'

Christian Delcroix had a few free weeks before reporting to Washington, D.C., to play Young Buddy in the all-star Kennedy Center revival of "Follies," the follow-up to his Broadway debut in …

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Quantum creates Argentine cafe for 'Maria de Buenos Aires'

It's easier said than done to step off the street in East Liberty, climb a few stairs and find yourself in an Argentine tango cafe. With dancers, of course. Sangria served at the intimate cr…

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Weekend Hotlist

A list of recommended things to do this weekend.

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Weekend Guide

A list of things to do this weekend.

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Can A Serious Iraq War Drama Become A Broadway Hit - Even With Robin Williams?

"How to turn the bloody truths of the Iraq war into mass entertainment is a problem that has repeatedly bedeviled Hollywood executives. Even The Hurt Locker, which won the Academy Award for …

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Has French Theatre Lost Its Meaujeau?

"[For] as long as I can recall - like many French people my age - I've always vaguely associated theatre with mandatory cultural education … How has it happened that France has not been…

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First Review: “Book of Mormon” from “South Park” Creators by Roger Friedman

There’s some brilliant writing in “The Book of Mormon,” which opens tonight on Broadway from the creators of “South Park.” There’s also some lazy writing.…

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Rock of Ages Film to Open in June 2012 by Dan Bacalzo

Adam Shankman's upcoming adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. will open in movie theaters on June 1, 2012, according to Deadline. com. As previously reported, Tom Cruis…

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Ed Harris and Julianne Moore to Star in HBO's Game Change by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen stars Ed Harris andJulianne Moore will play politicians John McCain and Sarah Palin in the HBO movie Game Change, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, by Jay Roac…

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ROCK OF AGES Film Receives June 2012 Release Date

The New Line CinemaWarner Bros. film of the musical, directed by Adam Shankman Hairspray, was originally scheduled to be released in 2011. However, according to Variety, a release date has n…

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