Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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InDepth InterView: HOW TO SUCCEED's Christopher J. Hanke by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are talking to one of the stars of the smash hit Broadway revival of Frank Loesser's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, co-starring Daniel Radcliffe, Tammy Blanchard …

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Theater Review | 'Marie and Bruce': There’s Room for Everyone Aboard a Marital Misery Tour by Ben Brantley

“Marie and Bruce,” Wallace Shawn’s 1979 portrait of marital misery, has been revived at the Acorn Theater.

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Theater Review | 'The Umbrella Plays': A Long Swim Looking for Laughs by Claudia La Rocco

“The Umbrella Plays” offers a series of vignettes about relationships.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown - Official Opening Night Red Carpet and After Party Video by Ghettoklownonstage

John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown - Official Opening Night Red Carpet and After Party Video Stars of film, TV, and stage all came out to see John Leguizamo's new show Ghetto Klown on op…

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Review: Summer of Love by Jonas Schwartz

Roger Bean's new jukebox musical is a pasteurized if decidedly tuneful look at the late 1960s.

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Feature: Kim Cattrall Meets A Challenge by Leslie (hoban) Blake

The internationally famous stage and screen actress discusses her work as an overweight ex-porn star in the film Meet Monica Velour.

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Review: Marie and Bruce by Chris Kompanek

Wallace Shawn's play about an unhappy marriage proves to be a bleak and unsatisfying evening of theater.

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Review: Benefactors by David Finkle

The Keen Company serves up a Grade-A revival of Michael Frayn's searing domestic drama.

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Review: Monster by Andy Propst

Derek Nguyen's intriguing if convoluted play set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War gets a highly uneven staging.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Quiet Moments in Loud Environments

Dane Shitagi, creator of the Ballerina Project, photographs ballerinas in gritty urban environments such as subway platforms, brownstone rooftops and graffiti-covered walls.

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Romano, Tate, & Spader Set for THE OFFICE Season Finale

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'The Office' workers will be joined by a slew of guest stars for their season finale.

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Benefactors by Erik Haagensen

Carl Forsman's production of Michael Frayn's 1984 drama isn't perfect, but it's intriguing enough to hold your interest and keep you thinking.

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Monster by Ron Cohen

Despite a questionable surreal twist in plotting, Derek Nguyen's drama builds in power as it examines, on an intensely personal level, the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

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Marie and Bruce by David Sheward

Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley find subtle shadings in Wallace Shawn's battling couple, but this 1979 dispatch from the frontlines of marital discord is too bleak to bear.

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Jonesing for Nora: A short history of A Doll's House sequels by Adam Feldman

Will Eno is the latest to add a new wing to Ibsen's A Doll's House

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Marisa Tomei Turns Ugly: Marie and Bruce Review by Jonathan Mandell

He calls her darling and sweetheart. She calls him turd, an idiotic pig, and a horrible piece of meat. Today is the day Marie is going to tell Bruce that she is leaving him. There are severa…

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'The Escort' uses flesh-colored suits to get past nudity and to the naked truth

Jane Anderson's new play at Geffen Playhouse features no physical nakedness (to stars Maggie Siff and Polly Draper's relief), but don't expect it to be modest.Jane Anderson's new play at Gef…

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Remy Bumppo takes a new look at Albee’s ‘Goat’

The excellent program notes for the Remy Bumppo revival of “The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?” — the story of an illustrious contemporary architect who admits to having a passionate, physica…

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Wastwater - review by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonAlthough the title of Simon Stephens's new play refers to the deepest lake in Britain, it is set on the fringes of Heathrow; and part of its point is that the airport envi…

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Photo Flash: Billie Joe Armstrong Returns to AMERICAN IDIOT Tonight!

Back in September, Green Day frontman and the musical's composer co-author Billie Joe Armstrong made his Broadway debut as St. Jimmy at the St. James Theatre in AMERICAN IDIOT. Tonight, Arms…

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Broadway Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Rob Ashford's 50th anniversary production of How To Success in Business Without Really Trying is crisp and stylish. It stars the former boy wizard of the “Harry Potter” franchise,  …

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Chicago Theatre Addict featured in Sun-Times’ ‘Our Town’ blog by Bob [cta]

The fabulous Sarah Terez Rosenblum interviewed me for her blog, Our Town, which is part of Chicago Sun-Times online. Read on if you want to see how a prostitute formed my early love of the…

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TT: Too much information

A friend of mine recently had to write a piece called "Twenty-five Interesting Things About You" for her workplace newsletter,...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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The Existential Predator: 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' and 'The Other Place'

First things first: Robin Williams on a Broadway stage, which is to say Robin Williams as a Broadway actor, which is more precisely to say Robin Williams not playing Robin Williams, is--and,…

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Review: Delectable Shelter, Minotaur by Alison Croggon

Watching the development of theatre companies is a fascinating business. They are organisms subject to all the travails of being alive: growth, change, decay, death and renewal. They are net…

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Tony Winners Rondi Reed and John Mahoney Will Be Caught in The Outgoing Tide, an IL World Premiere by Kenneth Jones

Northlight Theatre's world-premiere staging of Bruce Graham's The Outgoing Tide will star Tony Award winners John Mahoney and Rondi Reed, plus Thomas J. Cox, May 12-June 19 in suburb…

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An Afternoon With Doug Cohen to Feature Jackie Hoffman, Barbara Walsh, Tovah Feldshuh and Heidi Blickenstaff by Adam Hetrick

Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff, Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman, Lauren Kennedy, Jeff McCarthy and Barbara Walsh are among the artists who will celebrate the work of Fred Ebb Award winner …

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NAC’s dance card for next year includes Pina Bausch by Paula Citron

Playbill for 2011-2012 includes exclusive engagements by big-name companies, highlighted by Tanztheater Wuppertal

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Sutton Foster, Lynda Carter, et al. to Makes Barnes & Noble Appearances in May

Broadway favorite Sutton Foster is Set to make an appearance at the 86th Street Barnes amp Noble in the Uper East Side on May 9. At 5pm, Foster will sign copies of her new CD 'An Evening wi…

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Wanda Sykes to Guest Star on DROP DEAD DIVA

Stand up comedienne and actress Wanda Sykes has signed on to guest star for the third season of the hit LIFETIME dramedy series DROP DEAD DIVA, starring Brooke Elliott, in the fifth episode …

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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for GHOST THE MUSICAL!

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy lead the cast of Ghost The Musical playing Sam and Molly in Matthew Warchus' stage musical version of the Academy Award winning film. Accompanied by Sharon…

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'Mamma Mia!' Turns 12 on the West End

'Mama Mia! on Broadway © 'Mama Mia!' Get out the birthday cake and candles, the London West End production of Mamma Mia! is now a tween-ager. Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulv…

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Broadway stars Tony Sheldon, Nick Adams and Kathleen Turner featured on WOR’s The Joan Hamburg Show tomorrow! by Bbbblogger

Tomorrow’s broadcast of WOR’s “The Joan Hamburg Show” will feature New York’s most celebrated stars recorded in front of a live audience at Sardi’s. The program can be found on 7…

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The Afternoon Report, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by Bbbblogger

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter –  http://twitter.com/BBBwa Click on any hyperlinked  item for more informa…

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Closing time: Cactus Flower withers away by David Cote

The revival of Cactus Flower closes on April 24

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Let Me Down Easy, The Pride of Parnell Street and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps - Philadelphia Reviews by Tim Dunleavy

Irish playwright Sebastian Barry's The Pride of Parnell Street walks a fine line between brutality and sentimentality, viewing Ireland's problems through the prism of a troubled married coup…

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Newsy bits by Alison Croggon

* It's all over US newspapers, but I can't seem to find it in any local sheets, at least online: former MIAF director Kristy Edmunds has landed a plum job at UCLA as artistic director of its…

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City admits fumbling Macy's parade decision | Crain's New York Business by Daniel Massey

Deputy Mayor Robert Steel acknowledged Tuesday that the city could have done a better job in communicating with stakeholders in the lead-up to its controversial decision last month to move…

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James Earl Jones and Roger Robinson to Participate in Ensemble Studio Theatre's First Light Play Festival by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Roger Robinson will appear in Bridgette Wimberly's Separation of Blood as part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation&#…

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Chicago Premiere of Murder for Two Musical Will Feature Joe Kinosian and Alan Schmuckler by Kenneth Jones

Joe Kinosian, the co-creator of Murder for Two — A Killer Musical, will appear in the spring Chicago premiere of the comic thriller, May 12-June 19 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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Cast of 'Outgoing Tide' will include John Mahoney, Rondi Reed by Chris Jones

The upcoming production of "The Outgoing Tide" will include the Chicago actors John Mahoney, Rondi Reed and Thomas J. Cox in its cast, Northlight Theatre confirmed today. The play by Bruce G…

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John Mahoney, Rondi Reed, Thomas J. Cox Set for Northlight's Outgoing Tide by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Rondi Reed will join the previously reported Tony winner John Mahoney in the world premiere of Bruce Graham's The Outgoing Tide, to be presented by Northlight Theatre,…

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Highlights From ImaginOcean

A family favorite celebrating one year Off Broadway, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean follows sea creatures Dorsel, Tank and Bubbles on an underwater adventure. Backed by a score of swing, R&…

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STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Interviews Matthew Morrison

Broadway veteran and GLEE star Matthew Morrison, has recently announced that he'll launch a concert tour this June in support of his debut, self-titled solo album on May 10. Here, Kristin Ch…

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John Mahoney, Rondi Reed, et al. Set for Northlight's OUTGOING TIDE

As just announced today, John Mahoney, Rondi Reed and Thomas J. Cox are set to star in the Northlight Theatre World premiere of The Outgoing Tide written by Bruce Graham, directed by Artisti…

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D.C.'s Signature signs on for world premieres

Legit News: New musicals from Foster, Gwon to bow -- A whopping five world premieres, four of them tuners, are on tap for Signature Theater's 2011-12 slate -- the most ever to be mounted in …

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Kerry Butler from CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Sings at The Point Honors Benefit by Admin

Tony Award-Nominee Kerry Butler who plays Brenda Strong in the new Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN sang “Fly, Fly Away,” on Monday night at the Point Foundation Honors Benef…

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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Accepting Submissions for Mother's Day Contest

“ L O V E ,   L O S S ,   A N D    W H A T    I    W O R E ” WRITTEN BY NORA EPHRON, DELIA EPHRON AND YOU! SEND IN YOUR O…

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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Welcomes Back Tony-Nominee Veanne Cox Tonight, Apr 5

TONY AWARD-NOMINEE VEANNE COX RETURNS TO LA CAGE AUX FOLLES   TONIGHT, TUESDAY, APRIL 5 Get La Cage Aux Folles Tickets   Tony Award-nominee Veanne Cox (Company, Caroline, or…

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MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 12 Years in the West End

MAMMA MIA! CELEBRATES 12 YEARS IN THE WEST END WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 2011 Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 marks the 37th Anniversary of ABBA’s Waterloo victory at the Eurovision Song Cont…

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CACTUS FLOWER to End Off-Broadway Run, Sun Apr 24

“ C A C T U S   F L O W E R ” TO END OFF BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT SUNDAY, APRIL 24th Get Cactus Flower Tickets New York, NY (4/05/11) – The producers of the Off Broadway reviva…

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Commercial Theatre Institute Investor Relations Seminar this Fri, Apr 8

COMMERCIAL THEATER INSTITUTE INVESTOR RELATIONS SEMINAR: Finding, Soliciting, and Fussing April 8, 2011   10am – 5pm at Theatre Row TICKETS ON SALE NOW! "Show me the m…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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'Rock of Ages' Casts Lead: Mexican Singer-Actor Diego Boneta by Borys Kit

Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta has nabbed the lead role in "Rock of Ages," New Line and director Adam Shankman's adaptation of the Broadway musical.

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One of Julie Taymor’s Actors Comes to Her Defense -- Vulture by Kyle Buchanan

Would a male director receive the lashing Julie has received? If it were a male director with the reputation and accomplishments of Julie Taymor I cannot believe in good conscience that this…

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Chicago Premiere of Murder for Two Musical Will Feature Joe Kinosian and Alan Shmuckler by Kenneth Jones

Joe Kinosian, the co-creator of Murder for Two — A Killer Musical, will appear in the spring Chicago premiere of the comic thriller, May 12-June 19 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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PHOTO CALL: Caissie Levy, Richard Fleeshman and Cast Rehearse London's Ghost: The Musical by Krissie Fullerton

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, recently seen in the West End in Legally Blonde – the Musical and Hair, respectively, star in London's Ghost: The Musical, set to begin performa…

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Broadway's La Cage aux Folles Welcomes Veanne Cox, Heather Lindell, Ashley Kate Adams April 5 by Andrew Gans

Tony Award nominee Veanne Cox (Company; Caroline, or Change; A Free Man of Color) returns to the roles of Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud in the Tony Award-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles at t…

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Sebastian Arcelus, Derrick Baskin Join Lisa Howard on William Finn CD; Concert Guests Also Announced by Andrew Gans

Lisa Howard, who made her Broadway debut in William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will celebrate the release of her upcoming new CD with a concert at Birdland Apri…

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Stand by for the Flaming Lips musical. No, really by J. Kelly Nestruck

Long-rumoured project is now in early production stages, singer tells BillBoard

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Dexterity and daring on display by Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

Jon Imber’s career trajectory has taken him from precise figuration to exuberant abstract expressionist landscapes and still lifes. This has happened gradually over three decades, and …

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New York Philharmonic Cancels Cuba Trip by Daniel J. Wakin

The orchestra was tentatively planning to go in June, but no charter planes big enough to take it were available.

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Julie Andrews, Lynda Carter, Sutton Foster, Dick Van Dyke, et al. Set for Barnes & Noble Events in May by Andy Propst

Barnes & Noble has announced its in-store events for May, scheduled for locations throughout Manhattan. Sutton Foster will offer a performance and CD signing at the booksellers' st…

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Ashley Kate Adams, Veanne Cox, Heather Lindell Join Broadway Revival of La Cage Aux Folles by Dan Bacalzo

Several cast changes will be implemented tonight, April 5, in the Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles, at the Longacre Theatre. Tony Award nominee Veanne Cox will return to the roles of …

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B. Someday Productions Announces Cast for Mistaken Charity by Bethany Rickwald

Philadelphia's B. Someday Productions has announced casting for its premiere of Mistaken Charity, which is set to run May 6th -May 21st at The Walking Fish Theatre. Mistaken Charity is…

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Glee's Darren Criss to Join Yale Glee Club for May 14 Benefit Concert by Andy Propst

Glee's Darren Criss and the SFGC Alumnae Chorus will join the Yale Glee Club for a concert to be offered on Saturday, May 14 at 8pm at Marine's Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. T…

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Veanne Cox Returns to LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Tonight; Cast Changes Announced!

Tony Award-nominee Veanne Cox Company, Caroline, or Change, A Free Man of Color returns to the Tony Award-winning production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES as Mme. DindonMme. Renaud tonight, Tuesday …

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Veanne Cox Returns to La Cage aux Folles; Heather Lindell to Play Anne by Broadway.com Staff

Tony Award nominee Veanne Cox (Company, Caroline, or Change) will return to La Cage aux Folles on April 5 as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud, the roles she originated in the Tony-winning Broadway re…

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‘I Will Survive’ – Priscilla’s Chart Topping Sound by Bbbblogger

  To celebrate the release of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL’s Original Broadway Cast Recording released by RHINO in stores nationwide TODAY, here are some little known f…

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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Welcomes Back Tony-Nominee Veanne Cox Tonight, April 5 by Mstrassheim

Tony Award-nominee Veanne Cox (Company, Caroline, or Change, A Free Man of Color) returns to the Tony Award-winning production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud tonight, Tuesd…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Tommy Tune Will Be Honored With Special Helen Hayes Tribute Award by Kenneth Jones

The Helen Hayes Tribute — one of three special awards given in the annual Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC — will be presented to Tony Award-winning director, choreographer a…

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Cheek By Jowl's Macbeth Arrives at BAM for Last Leg of World Tour April 5 by Adam Hetrick

The U.K. theatre company Cheek By Jowl's take on Shakespeare's Macbeth makes its U.S. debut April 5 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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PHOTO CALL: William Finn's Romance In Hard Times, With Lillias White, Alix Korey and More, at Amas Gala by Krissie Fullerton

Amas Musical Theater presented a benefit concert performance of William Finn's Romance in Hard Times, with Lillias White, Alix Korey and more on April 4 at the Baruch Performing Arts Cen…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Catch Me If You Can's Rachel de Benedet by Matthew Blank

Rachel de Benedet, currently playing the role of Paula Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can on Broadway, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-cul…

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Eagle-Cam: Cuteness and Danger in Equal Measure by Mike Hale

The appeal of the broadcast probably lies largely in the sentimental reading we bring to it, but there's wildness and a palpable undercurrent of danger, too.

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East West Players Announces Cast for Hip Hop Musical Krunk Fu Battle Battle by Dan Bacalzo

East West Players has announced casting for the world premiere of the Hip Hop musical Krunk Fu Battle Battle, to be presented at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Art…

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Monty Python's Spamalot, Rock of Ages Added to Broadway/L.A. Season by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway/L.A. has announced return engagements of the musicals Monty Python's Spamalot (February 28-March 4) and Rock of Ages (March 20-25), both of which will play the Pantages Theatre…

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Blickenstaff, Feldshuh et al. Join 2010 Ebb Award Winner Doug Cohen in Concert, 4/11

The Fred Ebb Foundation Mitchell Bernard, Trustee in association with the York Theatre James Morgan, Artistic Director is pleased to present an invitation-only showcase presentation entitled…

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Katie Holmes, Annette Bening Honored at 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Annette Bening and Katie Holmes will be honored at the 2011 Crystal Lucy Awards, with the crystal Award for Excellence in Film and the Face of the Futur…

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STAGE TUBE: Constantine Maroulis Makes Appearance on THE PRICE IS RIGHT

In the following video Tony nominee Constantie Maroulis makes an appearance on 'The Price is Right' to introduce a rockin showcase, that included a trip to New York City to see ROCK OF AGES.…

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Marisa Tomei, Frank Whaley & Celeb Guests Party on Opening Night of Marie and Bruce by Bruce Glikas

Off-Broadway openings are usually low-key affairs, but the star wattage was high on April 4 for the New Group’s revival of Marie and Bruce. After the performance on Theatre Row, Julia …

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Producer Bob Balaban on Plans for a 'Reinvented' South Pacific Film by Michael Mellini

Last summer Bob Balaban announced plans to bring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific back to the big screen. Broadway.com caught up with the actor-turned-producer to find out more …

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Broadway Grosses for week ending 4-3-2011 by Theater Advisor

The Broadway grosses for the week ending April 3, 2011 are in. 38 shows playing on Broadway, with 11 in previews and one opening last week.  Overall gross numbers were slightly up from last…

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Three questions for Arian Moayed of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Helen Shaw

Arian Moayed talks about his first Broadway outing

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WTF of the Day: Gatz actors snubbed by Lortel Awards by David Cote

The Lucille Lortel Awards only gives partial love to Gatz

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YOUTURN Contemporary Arts Exhibition at 10th Avenue Theatre by Kris Eitland

There have been a lot of small emerging dance productions in town lately. YouTurn is the newest and most engaging. Three dance artists (and visual and musical artists) gathered at the 10th A…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Go Back To Where You Are by David Greenspan, directed by Leigh Silverman, Playwrights Horizons by Yvonne Korshak

... transformations ... The setting, the deck of Claire’s beach house around Montauk, on the East End of Long Island, is delightful and the play is pleasant in a summery way well into it, …

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NY1 Theater Review: "La Cage Aux Folles"

The Broadway musical "La Cage Aux Folles" recently welcomed Harvey Fierstein and Christopher Sieber to the production.

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Boston's SpeakEasy Season Will Include Next Fall, Next to Normal and More by Michael Gioia

SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, MA, has announced its 2011-2012 season, which includes Next Fall, The Divine Sister, Red, Next to Normal and Xanadu.

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Kathy Evans Will Exit NAMT to Found Rhinebeck Writers Retreat for New Musicals by Adam Hetrick

National Alliance of Musical Theatre executive director Kathy Evans, who has been with the organization since 2002, has announced her departure to found a new music theatre writers retreat i…

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Sebastian Arcelus, Derrick Baskin Join Lisa Howard on New William Finn CD; Track List Announced by Andrew Gans

Lisa Howard, who made her Broadway debut in William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will celebrate the release of her upcoming new CD with a concert at Birdland Apri…

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Cactus Flower, With Maxwell Caulfield and Lois Robbins, to End Off-Broadway Run by Andrew Gans

The New York revival of Abe Burrows' classic farce Cactus Flower, which officially opened March 10 at the Westside Theatre Upstairs following previews that began Feb. 24, will play its f…

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Daniel Jenkins, Vivienne Benesch Are Benefactors Off-Broadway, Opening April 5 by Adam Hetrick

Michael Frayn's Benefactors, starring Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins, Vivienne Benesch, Deanne Lorette and Stephen Barker Turner, officially opens Off-Broadway April 5 at the Clurman …

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The best classical music for spring 2011 by Andrew Clements

A new music-theatre piece celebrates the life of the novelist Anaïs Nin, while the CBSO completes its Mahler cycle with Das Lied von der Erde under the baton of Simon RattleAnaïs NinLouis …

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Comedy of Errors – review by Elisabeth Mahoney

Tobacco Factory, BristolFrom the opening moments, cordially announced by a violin and piano, there's an air of restraint about Andrew Hilton's approach to Shakespeare's early, and rather boi…

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The best dance for spring 2011 by Judith Mackrell

From spiky, surreal cabaret to an exhilarating Royal Ballet triple bill, Judith Mackrell picks the highlights of the seasonScottish Ballet: Alice The second Alice ballet to hit the stage in …

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The best comedy for spring 2011 by Brian Logan

Giggle your way through spring with Jeff Garlin (AKA Jeff Greene, Larry David's manager in Curb Your Enthusiasm), Dom Joly and Irish New Yorker Des BishopDes BishopMy Dad Was Nearly Jam…

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The best TV for spring 2011 by Vicky Frost

Dominic West and Romola Garai star in brilliant 1950s newsroom drama The Hour by Abi Morgan. Good enough to fill the gaping void left by Mad Men. Plus more TV goldExileJohn Simm and Jim Broa…

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The best theatre for spring 2011 by Michael Billington

Ibsen considered Emperor and Galilean, his massive two-part drama about Julian the Apostate, the last pagan emperor of Rome, to be his masterpiece but it has never been staged in Britain bef…

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Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo, Richard Rodgers Theatre, NY

Bengal Tiger leaves the realism of the Iraq war to film and instead turns on the poetry of metaphor, exploring the theme of the artist, bulldozed by the tanks of war, writes Brendan Lemon

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'Beauty and the Beast' booked back in Chicago for six weeks by Chris Jones

The NETworks tour of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," a very different beast from the original Disney production, has booked a reprise Chicago engagement. The show will play the Cadillac Pal…

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'Dancing' Carries ABC Again in Ratings by Benjamin Toff

ABC wins the ratings battle with "Dancing With the Stars" on a night when CBS features the men's college basketball championship game.

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London Cast Recording of The Wizard of Oz, Starring Danielle Hope, Michael Crawford, Set for May 2 Release by Andy Propst

The new cast recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Wizard Of Oz, playing at the London Palladium in the West End, will be released through Really Useful Group / Polydor R…

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Annette Bening, Katie Holmes to Be Honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen stars Annette Bening and Katie Holmes will be among the honorees at the 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The ceremony will take place in Los …

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Cactus Flower to Close Off-Broadway on April 24 by Dan Bacalzo

The Off-Broadway revival of Abe Burrows' Cactus Flower will end its engagement at the Westside Theatre Upstairs following the Sunday, April 24 performance. As of that date, it will have…

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James Andreassi, Paula Plum et al. Set for Actors' Shakespeare Project's Antony &Cleopatra by Dan Bacalzo

James Andreassi and Paula Plum will play the title roles in the Actors' Shakespeare Project production of Antony & Cleopatra, to be presented at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk Univer…

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Kristy Edmunds Named Executive and Artistic Director of UCLA Live by Andy Propst

Kristy Edmunds has been named the new executive and artistic director of UCLA Live, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. She will assume the position on May 1. Edmunds has held …

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Allison Case and Derrick Baskin Featured on Fifth Episode of "Submissions Only" (Video) by Mgioia

Allison Case (Hair, Mamma Mia!) and Derrick Baskin (Memphis, The Little Mermaid, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) appear in the fifth episode of “Submissions Only,” th…

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Photo Coverage: Ferguson, Baskin & More Pay Tribute to Second Stage! by Peter James Zielinski

Derrick Baskin, Michael Cerveris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Harriett D. Foy, Marcy Harriell, Lisa Howard, Ebony JoAnn, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adriane Lenox, Sarah Saltzberg, Sherie Rene Scott, and…

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Off-Broadway Revival of Cactus Flower, Starring Maxwell Caulfield, Sets Closing Date by Broadway.com Staff

The off-Broadway revival of Abe Burrows’ Cactus Flower will close on April 24 at the Westside Theatre Upstairs. The comedy, which began previews on February 24 and opened on March 10, …

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Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber to Announce Drama Desk Nominations by Broadway.com Staff

Tony winners Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber will announce nominations for the 56th annual Drama Desk Awards on May 2 at the New York Friars Club. The Drama Desk Awards, which honor achiev…

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Hogwarts Comes To Times Square by Linda

If you notice a lot more muggles in Gryffindor ties and wizard cloaks than usual in Times Square, they might be headed to see a singing/dancing Daniel Radcliffe in How To Succeed, or they mi…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Art and Activism for Actors With Disabilities by Daniel Holloway

Christine Toy Johnson spends a good chunk of her time on the inclusion of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in theater—among them performers with disabilities.

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PHOTO CALL: William Finn's Romance In Hard Times, With Lilias White, Alix Korey and More, at Amas Gala by Krissie Fullerton

Amas Musical Theater presented a benefit concert performance of William Finn's Romance in Hard Times, with Lilias White, Alix Korey and more on April 4 at the Baruch Performing Arts Cent…

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Brenda Bynum Will Lead All-Atlanta Cast of August: Osage County at the Alliance by Adam Hetrick

Brenda Bynum, Jill Jane Clements and Tess Malis Kincaid will star as the sparring women of the Weston family in the Alliance Theatre production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County.

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These voices should stay lost by J. Kelly Nestruck

Ed Roy directs his excruciatingly earnest and poorly written play at a glacial pace

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Terminus – review by Brian Logan

Young Vic, LondonAn international hit since its 2007 Abbey Theatre debut, Mark O'Rowe's Terminus has found favour in most quarters – save, I suspect, the Dublin tourist board. Its account …

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Tomorrow Morning by Stagegrade

Do critics feel good about "Tomorrow Morning"?

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Kate Bush Has Permission to Use Words of James Joyce by Julie Bosman

The wandering soliloquy of Molly Bloom in Joyce's classic work "Ulysses" was the inspiration for "The Sensual World," the title song from Kate Bush's 1989 album. But Ms. Bush had been denied…

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A Plan to Dig Up the Bones of a Suspected Mona Lisa Model by Kate Taylor

A former Italian television producer who has achieved notoriety by claiming to dig up the bones of cultural figures like Caravaggio and Dante has set his sights on the woman believed to be t…

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Barbara Bradshaw, Kati Brazda, et al. Set for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Beauty Queen of Leenane by Dan Bacalzo

Palm Beach Dramaworks, in West Palm Beach, Florida, has announced casting for its production of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, which will conclude the theater's 11t…

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Cheo Bourne, Cliff Odle et al. Set for New Rep's Passing Strange by Dan Bacalzo

New Repertory Theatre has announced casting for its production of the musical Passing Strange, to be performed at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, May 1-22. Kate Warner will direct, with mus…

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Ben Vereen to Perform at HealthCorps Gala, 4/13

HealthCorps www.healthcorps.org will take its fight against child obesity to the Intrepid Sea, Air amp Space Museum in New York City for its Fifth Annual Gala, Fresh From The Garden, on Wedn…

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PRISCILLA And HIGH Stars Guest On Joan Hamburg 4/7

Tomorrows broadcast of WORs The Joan Hamburg Show will feature New Yorks most celebrated stars recorded in front of a live audience at Sardis.

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Harry Lennix Champions Julie Taymor: 'She is a singular pioneer'

Previous Julie Taymor collaborator Harry Lennix Dollhouse, Radio Golf has taken to the Huffington Post to speak out against the harsh criticism she has endured surrounding the on-going SPIDE…

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It's a Spelling Bee Reunion as Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Crew Support Second Stage's Spring Gala by Broadway.com Staff

Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre invited many of its alums to the company's annual spring gala on April 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson reu…

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'Mama Mia!' Turns 12 on the West End

'Mama Mia! on Broadway © 'Mama Mia!' Get out the birthday cake and candles, the London West End production of Mama Mia! is now a tween-ager. Written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus…

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Broadway’s WONDERLAND featured in The New York Times Arts and Leisure by Bbbblogger

WONDERLAND is now in previews at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway.  Opening night is Sunday, April 17.  www.WonderlandOnBroadway.com THE NEW YORK TIMES April 3, 2011 ARTS & LEISURE What…

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4 Broadway Actors, 4 Mostly-Horrible Horror Movies by Lucky

Who doesn’t love seeing Broadway actors in movies? There’s always a curious sense of satisfaction that comes along with it, like we’ve seen our children go on to do amazing…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Kevin Spacey calls for arts funding in Congress by Brett Zongker

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kevin Spacey is offering some impromptu "street theater" to call on Congress for continued funding of the National Endowment for the Arts....

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Ben Vereen to Receive Bridge Building Award April 7 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen will be honored during the All Star Project's annual Give Back, Get Back gala benefit April 7 at Lincoln Center's Koch Theater.

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Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber Will Announce Drama Desk Nominations by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winners Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber will announce the nominations for the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards May 2 at 9:30 AM ET at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street,…

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Philadelphia PlayPenn Picks Six Playwrights for Conference; Lauren Yee, Lisa Dillman, Brian Quirk Among Scribes by Kenneth Jones

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's professional new-play development organization, anounced the playwrights and plays selected for its seventh annual New Play Development Conference, running July …

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Cast Set for "Beyond Therapy" at Westport Playhouse

Trent Dawson (Broadway's "The Herbal Bed"), Nick Gehlfuss (TV's "Army Wives," "The Good Wife"), Jeremy Peter Johnson (Westport's "She Loves Me"), Nicole Lowrance (Hartford Stage's "The Learn…

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Theatre Defends Casting Real Killer In Play

"Marc Cassivi, a culture critic with La Presse newspaper, said Cantat has served his time and deserves a second chance. Others said the theatre's choice could send the wrong message to offen…

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Seattle's Women Directors Step It Up

"A quiet revolution (or is it an evolution?) has been unfolding in Seattle theater. On stages and in rehearsal halls, more and more women directors are running the show -- and, in many cases…

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Ben Vereen to Perform at Dr. Oz's Health Corps Gala, Honoring Hugh Jackman, Russell Simmons by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen will perform at Dr. Oz's Health Corps Gala, to be held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, on Wednesday, April 13 beginning at 6:3…

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Audra McDonald, Liev Schreiber to Announce Drama Desk Nominations May 2 by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen stars Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber will announce the nominations for the 56th annual Drama Desk Awards at the New York Friars Club, on Monday, May 2 at 9:30am. The Dra…

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John Barrowman to Play Title Role in Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates Panto by Andy Propst

John Barrowman will play the title role in the pantomime Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates, to run December 17 - January 7 in the Clyde Auditorium at the Scottish Exhibition and Conf…

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A Message to Go "Green" from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong (Video) by Mgioia

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who returns to the role of St. Jimmy in Broadway’s American Idiot April 5 for the final weeks of the run, shares a message from the Broadway Gr…

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Calling All Bloggers: Baby It’s You! Offers Blogger Night by Mgioia

The new musical Baby It’s You!, set to officially open April 27 at The Broadhurst Theatre, is offering a “blogger” performance on April 19. The creative team is looking fo…

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STAGE TUBE: Neil Patrick Harris in THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST

2009 Tony Award host and Broadway veteran Neil Patrick Harris appears alongside Amelia Talbot, Bonnie Somerville, and more in The Best and the Brightest. The film will be released in July 20…

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STAGE TUBE: MOTHERF**KER's Chris Rock Visits GMA

THE MOTHERFKER WITH THE HAT star Chris Rock appeared on 'Good Morning America' yesterday, April 4. Check out the interview by clicking below

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Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber to Announce Drama Desk Noms 5/2

Nominations for the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference on Monday, May 2, 2011, at 930 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. A c…

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STAGE TUBE: Mazzie, Danieley Sing at Feinstein's

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed Best of New York by New York Magazine, and 'an invaluable New York institution' by The New York Post, presented the debut engagement of…

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John Barrowman to Play 'Robinson Crusoe' in Glasgow Holiday Pantomime

Following its five star debut pantomime, Aladdin, last Christmas, the SECC has announced that John Barrowman and The Krankies will make a triumphant return to the stage of the Clyde Auditori…

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STAGE TUBE: Matthew Morrison Warms up for Tour with Jane Lynch

Broadway veteran and GLEE star Matthew Morrison has just announced the dates and venues for his upcoming summer tour, which will kick off June 18 in Minneapolis. In the following video, Funn…

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Tyler Perry to Write/Direct/Star in GOOD DEEDS Film

According to Deadline.com, Tyler Perry is set to direct, write, and star in Lionsgate's GOOD DEEDS movie. THe film will begin shooting in Atlanta at the end of the month. As described by Dea…

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Adam Shankman Hopes for Constantine Maroulis Cameo in Rock of Ages Film; Talks Tom Cruise Singing by Broadway.com Staff

With newcomer Diego Gonzalez Boneta now officially cast as Drew in Adam Shankman's upcoming Rock of Ages film, the director says he's open to the possibility of Tony-nominated stage …

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Comic Commute! Watch Glee Stars Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch Carpool to Work by Broadway.com Staff

Glee star Matthew Morrison recently announced he'll team with Funny Or Die to create clips in support of his upcoming summer tour, but it looks like the Tony nominee and humor website go…

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'Rock of Ages' Film Finalizes Cast

'Rock of Ages' Broadway © 'Rock of Ages' There's been much talk lately about the surprise casting behind "So You Think You Can Dance?" Adam Shankman's upcoming film version of the spandex-l…

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One of Julie Taymor’s Actors Comes to Her Defense

"Would a male director receive the lashing Julie has received?"

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Happy Birthday, Tom Riley, You Sexy, Freckled Beast by The Mick

Today, Tom Riley, is your birthday. The big 3-0. And good news (!)—for you, for the viewing public—a quick perusal of Google Image Search tells us you just get more fly with each passing…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Paper Mill Playhouse Gala Preview by Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse Gala Preview Paper Mill Playhouse will host its Center Stage Celebration on Friday, May 13 at the Hilton-Short Hills. This event is Paper Mill Playhouse's largest …

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Police drummer, Monty Python comic turn to opera

LONDON (Reuters) - Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Monty Python star Terry Jones are the unlikely pair in a new operatic double bill which opens in London on Friday.

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Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Kathleen Marshall, and more talk Broadway's Anything Goes by Theatermania

Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Kathleen Marshall, and more talk Broadway's Anything Goes Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Kathleen Marshall, and the company of the Roundabout Theatre Company's …

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New Plays by Jason Grote, Samuel D. Hunter, Anne Washburn Surface in Woolly Mammoth Season by Kenneth Jones

Woolly Mammoth Theatre, the Washington, DC, company devoted to contemporary voices, announced a 2011-12 season that includes three world premieres.

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Complete Casting Announced for David Tennant-Catherine Tate Much Ado About Nothing by Andrew Gans

Casting is now complete for Josie Rourke's new production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, which will begin performances May 16 at London's Wyndham's Theatr…

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Tyler Perry to Star, Write and Direct "Good Deeds" Movie by Michael Gioia

Tyler Perry has signed on with Lionsgate to direct and star in his original screenplay, "Good Deeds," according to Deadline.com.

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John Barrowman Will Star in Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates by Andrew Gans

John Barrowman, who will launch his latest U.K. concert tour in October, will star in the holiday pantomime Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates in Scotland.

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PHOTO CALL: Montego Glover, Judith Light, Rob Thomas, Kelly Ripa and More Celebrate The Point Foundation by Krissie Fullerton

Montego Glover, Judith Light and many more were on hand at The Point Foundation's April 4 gala, "Point Honors New York," honoring current and future champions of the LGBT commu…

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My Girlfriend's Boyfriend by Stagegrade

Do critics want to date "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"?

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Composer's Eiffel Tower Plan Is Approved by Daniel J. Wakin

Joseph Bertolozzi, who has created music by harvesting percussive sounds from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge near Poughkeepsie, N.Y., said he received approval for a similar pro…

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PHOTO FLASH: Sandra Bernhard, Andy Cohen, Montego Glover, Judith Light, Kelly Ripa, et al. Attend Point Honors New York by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, April 4, Kelly Ripa and Sam Champion hosted the Point Foundation's 4th Annual Gala, Point Honors New York, which was held at Capitale. Guests also included Sandra Bernha…

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James Earl Jones, Robert Joy, Roger Robinson, et al. Set for EST's First Light Series by Dan Bacalzo

Ensemble Studio Theatre and the the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation are currently presenting First Light 2011, a series of new plays about science and technology at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, t…

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Howard McGillin to Offer April 30 Master Class for Bridge Studio by Andy Propst

Howard McGillin will offer a public master class, followed by a question and answer session, on Saturday, April 30 from Noon to 2pm at The Theatre at Calvary United Methodist Church in Dumon…

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Joseph Adler, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Tari Kelly, et al. Win Carbonell Awards by Andy Propst

Winners of The Carbonell Awards, honoring outstanding theater in South Florida, have been announced. The prizes were presented in a ceremony held on April 4 in the Amaturo Theater at the Br…

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River Alexander, Dominic Cuskern, et al. Set for Gallery Players' Oliver! by Dan Bacalzo

The Gallery Players has announced casting for the Lionel Bart musical Oliver!, which will star River Alexander in the title role and Dominic Cuskern as Fagin. Neal J. Freeman will direct the…

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Adam James, Catherine Tate, David Tennant, et al. to Star in West End Much Ado About Nothing by Brian Scott Lipton

Full casting has been announced for William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, to begin performances at Wyndham's Theater on May 16. The production, which will be directed by Jo…

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Matthew Morrison Warms Up For Tour Performances With Jane Lynch (Video) by Mgioia

Broadway and "Glee" star Matthew Morrison has teamed up with Funny or Die to promote his upcoming 20-city tour that launches June 18 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Here, Morr…

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Photo Coverage: Close, Glover, Ripa & More Celebrate LGBT Leaders with Point Foundation in New York City by Linda Lenzi

Last night, April 4, The Point Foundation, celebrating LGBT leaders, hosted a benefit last night in New York City, co-hosted by Kelly Ripa and Sam Champion. Participants in the event includ…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ BLOG: More From Danielle Hope! by The Wizard Of Oz Blog

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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Photo Flash: DANCING WITH THE STARS' Top 10 Perform!

This week on 'Dancing with the Stars' the top 10 got a chance to dance to songs that were personal to them. Check out images from the episode below

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Britney Spears and Sons Roar Into Las Vegas Lion King by Broadway.com Staff

If pop princess Britney Spears took a night off from promoting her new album to enjoy a night at the theater, would you hold it against her? Of course not! On April 3, Spears took a break fr…

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Kristin Scott Thomas to Lead West End Revival of Betrayal by Broadway.com Staff

Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles will star in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the West End's Comedy Theatre. Performances begin May 27, with opening nigh…

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Chris Rock Weighs In on Charlie Sheen, Chris Brown and the Only Motherf**ker Clip Fit for TV on Good Morning America by Broadway.com Staff

Continuing his media tour in support of The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Chris Rock had Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos in stitches on April 4 with riffs on recent GMA guest Ch…

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5 Takeaways from the latest GYSOTG seminar & we're taking it to London! by Ken Davenport

Before I get to the blimey-town stuff, here are my customary post-seminar five takeaways from this past weekend's Get Your Show Off The Ground seminar! A huge thank you to the twelve hugely …

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'Priscilla' & 'Mary Poppins' Cast Albums Released

'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' © Phil Walter Two of the most popular shows in Musical Theatre are releasing cast albums today! Broadway OCA's (original cast albums) are a great to relive t…

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Poll: Favorite Current Broadway Triple-Threat

'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' © Phil Walter Big, splashy, full-throttle song-and-dance musicals are back on Broadway in a big way! So take this poll and vote for your favorite triple-thre…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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What people are saying about Ghost Stories by Mirvishproductions

What people are saying about Ghost Stories WARNING. Please be advised that GHOST STORIES contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 14…

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Principal Cast of Arena's Hot-Selling 2010 Oklahoma! Will Reunite This Summer by Kenneth Jones

The summer return of Arena Stage's popular fall 2010 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! will feature the original principal cast members, including E. Faye Butler as Aunt…

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Tony Administration Committee Sets Date for Final Meeting of the Season by Andrew Gans

The Tony Awards Administration Committee will assemble for the fourth and final time time during the 2010-2011 season April 29, according to a Tony spokesperson.

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PHOTO CALL: Original Spelling Bee Cast Members, Adrian Lenox, Marcy Harriell at Second Stage Benefit by Irina Khodorkovsky

A Moment with You, Second Stage's benefit featuring selections from the theatre company's most memorable musical productions, was held April 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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"Rabbit Hole" Film, Starring Nicole Kidman, Will Arrive on DVD April 19 by Andrew Gans

Lionsgate has announced that the DVD and Blu-ray Disc of "Rabbit Hole," the film based on David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will be available beginning April …

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Barbara Cook Will Return to Feinstein's in June by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Barbara Cook, most recently on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Sondheim on Sondheim, will return to Feinstein's at Loews Regency in June.

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Darren Criss to Appear on Premiere of "The Glee Project" by Michael Gioia

"Glee's" Darren Criss  will make an appearance as a guest mentor on the premiere episode of Oxygen's "The Glee Project," to air June 12, according to Deadlin…

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Tony Nominee Felicia Fields to Star in Chicago-Area Premiere of Nunset Boulevard by Adam Hetrick

The Little Sisters of Hoboken will get their close-up in Dan Goggin's latest theatrical venture, Nunset Boulevard, which will begin performances April 28 at Indiana's Theatre at…

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PHOTO CALL: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Julia Stiles, Matt Dillon, Sam Rockwell and More Celebrate New Group's Marie and Bruce by Irina Khodorkovsky

A party was held April 4 to celebrate the first major New York revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce, presented in a limited Off-Broadway engagement that opens April 5 at The New Gr…

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"Dorian Gray" -- With Puppets -- at Yale Cabaret

Here's a twist of an old tale.Yale Cabaret will present "Dorian Gray," adapted from Oscar Wilde, 
and re-imagined by a team of first year designers at the Yale School of Drama, "an exquisi…

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Arts Council rejects: where did we go wrong?

Plenty of organisations lost out in the recent ACE reshuffle – but spare a thought for those of us didn't have any funding to start withIn last week's great Arts Council reshuffle, more th…

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Works by Hunter Foster, Adam Gwon, Stephen Sondheim, et al. Part of Signature Theatre's 2011-2012 Season by Andy Propst

Signature Theatre has announced its 2011-2012 season. The year will begin with two new musicals, running in repertory August - October. Eric Shaeffer will direct The Hollow, with music and…

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PHOTO FLASH: Matt Dillon, Wallace Shawn, Julia Stiles, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, et al. at Pre-Opening Night Party for Marie and Bruce by David Gordon

The New Group celebrated its revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce at a pre-opening night party at Heartland Brewery on April 4. The play, which opens at Theatre Row's Acorn…

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Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy to Be Featured on "With You" Benefit Single from Ghost the Musical by Andy Propst

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy will be featured on the single of the song "With You" from Ghost the Musical, to be released on June 22, the same day the show begins performance…

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Hottest Articles on BWW 3/29/2011 - 4/5/2011

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3292011 - 452011.

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Photo Flash: Pascal, McGinnis, et al. Sing at REBUILD JAPAN

In response to the devastating events in Japan, producers Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick presented Rebuild Japan A Benefit Concert at The Pasadena Playhouse, a one-night-only event on Monday,…

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Israeli-Arab Actor Killed by Militants in West Bank

Yesterday, April 4, Juliano Mer Khamis, an Israeli-Arab actor, director and activist, was killed at 52 in a small town in the West Bank where he ran a drama school, the AP first reported. A…

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Photo Coverage: MARIE & BRUCE Opening Night Party by Walter McBride

The New Group presents the first major New York revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce in a limited Off-Broadway engagement through May 7. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production feat…

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Patrick Stewart in MACBETH!

Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music in March 2008, and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert G…

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Get To Know The Cast Of THREE MEN ON A HORSE- Day Seven by Gabrielle Sierra

In Three Men on a Horse, hen-pecked greeting-card writer, Erwin Trowbridge, has an uncanny ability for predicting the winners of horse races.

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What were the most popular posts in March? by Ken Davenport

If you're just joining our regularly scheduled Producer program, then allow me to fill you in on this feature. At the end of every month, I scroll through the stats on my blogs and let you k…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Tari Kelly, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Mack and Mabel Among Winners of Carbonell Awards in South FL by Kenneth Jones

When the Sun Shone Brighter, Blasted, Mack and Mabel were winners in production categories at the 35th Annual Carbonell Awards ceremony April 4.

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Sean Hayes Lands Role in "Three Stooges" Remake by Andrew Gans

Sean Hayes, a 2010 Tony nominee for his performance in Promises, Promises, will play Larry Fine in 20th Century Fox's upcoming remake of "Three Stooges," according to Variety.

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London Production of Betrayal, Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Will Begin in May by Mark Shenton

A new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, that was previously reported to be eyeing a West End run starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Miles and Douglas Henshall, has now confirmed th…

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Ghost the Musical Will Release Single to Benefit Cancer Research by Mark Shenton

Ghost the Musical, which is now in the midst of its out-of-town try-out in Manchester, England, through May 14 prior to a West End transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre where it begins performa…

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"Memphis" Musical To Be on Connecticut Screens

"Memphis," the Tony Award-winning musical, co-produced by Sue Frost of Old Lyme, will be the first major Broadway musical to get the film treatment while it is still playing in New York and …

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Nick Adams and J. Elaine Marcos from Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical by Joel Markowitz

Nick Adams and J. Elaine Marcos talk to us about playing Adam/Felicia and Cynthia They both wear outrageous colorful and eye-popping costumes and dance and sing their hearts out in the enter…

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Critics' Picks Video: 'The French Connection' by Mekado Murphy

A. O. Scott looks back at William Friedkin's 1971 police drama "The French Connection."

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Calling Dr. Fine: Sean Hayes to Play Larry in 'Three Stooges' Movie by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Hayes, the star of "Will and Grace" and "Promises, Promises," joins Will Sasso in a film about the slapstick trio that will be directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly.

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PHOTO FLASH: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adriane Lenox, et al. at Second Stage Gala by David Gordon

Second Stage Theater hosted its annual spring gala on Monday, April 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Entitled "A Moment With You," the event featured performances from some of the …

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Sean Hayes to Play Larry in Three Stooges Movie by Andy Propst

Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes will play Larry Fine in the new Three Stooges movie, according to a report in Variety. Bobby Farrelly is writing and directing the projec…

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Tyler Perry to Write, Direct and Star in Good Deeds Movie by Andy Propst

Tyler Perry will write, direct, and star in the romantic drama Good Deeds, according to a report in Variety. Production on the project is scheduled to begin at the end of April in Atlanta. …

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Douglas Henshall, Ben Miles, Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Harold Pinter's Betrayal in London by Andy Propst

Douglas Henshall, Ben Miles, and Kristin Scott Thomas will star in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, to run May 27-August 20 at the West End's Comedy Theatre. Ian Rickson wil…

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MEMPHIS Authors DiPietro/Bryan at Work on New Musical

In the April 2011 edition of 201 Magazine, composer-lyricist Joe DiPietro reveals that he is currently working on a new musical with his MEMPHIS collaborator, David Bryan. In the interview, …

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Signature Theatre to Feature Works by Foster, Gwon, HAIRSPRAY & More in 2011-2012 Season

Arlington VA's Signature Theatre has announced that their 2011-2012 season will feature the world premiere of 5 new works that include two new musicals that will run in repertory as part of …

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MTI Launches Musical Finder Tool

Want to see a musical but have no idea what's playing in your city Music Theatre International MTI, one of the largest theatrical licensing agencies in the country has announced the creation…

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West End 'Betrayal' greenlit

Legit News: Kristin Scott Thomas to topline Sonia Friedman production -- The proposed West End revival of Harold Pinter's 1978 love-triangle drama "Betrayal," headlined by Kristin Scott Thom…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Get £10 tickets for Mark Storor's new play at the Roundhouse

You can save £5 on tickets when you pre-book to see The Fat Girl Gets a Haircut and Other Stories at the Roundhouse in Camden. The play runs from Tuesday 26 April to Saturday 7 MayMark Stor…

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Facing the unthinkable in Remy Bumppo’s ‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’ by Bob [cta]

Billy (Will Allan) and Stevie (Annabel Armour) digest some disturbing news. “You’re f*cking a goat?!” Edward Albee’s 2003 Pulitzer-Prize nominated play, The Goat, or …

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Sharing the Chutzpah

Ralph Gardner stops by a rehearsal of "The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater" to speak a little Yiddish, or at least to discuss the language, with composer a…

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Play-Writing As Pious Act

For Bill Cain, a Jesuit priest who won the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for the second year in a row, penning plays is by no means an academi…

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"Private Page" by Katie Thompson by Adaumbelle

Produced by Katie Thompson and Shea Sullivan, "Private Page" is a must have album. Kaite sings about love, loss, betrayal, and life! On every song, Katie uses her skilled and controlled…

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Katie Thompson: Private Page Interview by Adaumbelle

I had the distinct pleasure of getting to circle back around and talk to Katie Thompson about her new album "Private Page." It has been 5 years since Katie's last album "KT Live" and let me …

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Nanny's flight isn't fancy, but it works

Even as poor Spider-Man and his many enemies get hung up in midair as technical (and other) problems haunt the new comic-hero Broadway musical, directly across 42d Street another heroic char…

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Kelly Murray by Adaumbelle

Kelly began her dance studies at the age of three, studying with Rock School West, Brandywine Ballet, and the Academy of the Dance, with summer intensive training at Washington Ballet a…

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Theater review: 'Burn This' at the Mark Taper Forum

Few sparks fly in Center Theater Group's frictionless revival of the late Lanford Wilson's love letter to bad boys and the woman (and men) who crush on them.Few sparks fly in Center Theater …

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Where are comedy's male-female double acts? by Brian Logan

From Flight of the Conchords to French and Saunders, single-sex double acts are everywhere – but Frisky and Mannish show that more should cross the gender divideWhat's distinctive about Fr…

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The Resurrectionist King by Tim Treanor

The Resurrectionist King, now being given active voice by Active Cultures, tells a pretty good story. Regrettably, it tells that story in the second Act, after the passage of forty-five tedi…

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'The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?': Remy Bumppo's ‘Goat' manages to connect to a tricky beast by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?" ★★★½ Through May 8 at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.; Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes; Tickets: $30-$45 at 773-404-7736…

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Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall & Ben Miles to Star in Pinter's Betrayal

Tickets go on sale today 5 April 2011 for Ian Rickson's new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles. Betrayal, produced by Sonia …

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Ghost The Musical Releases Stand Up to Cancer Single Sung by Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy

Led by artist and musician Dave Stewart, Ghost The Musical and the charity Stand Up To Cancer today announce a new collaboration. Stewart, whose latest project Ghost The Musical will have it…

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'Tiger' tames Broadway

Legit News: Williams knows the scene -- Robin Williams, who plays the feline title character in "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," has some real-world experience of Baghdad to draw on, he sa…

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Stars turn out for 'Burn'

Legit News: Hollywood welcomes return of Wilson play -- The opening for Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" at the Mark Taper Forum attracted a large Hollywood crowd, unusual for an event east of W…

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New offerings gain steam on Broadway

Legit News: 'Mormon,' 'War Horse' among shows catching on -- The spring break boom dwindled last week as academic vacation periods finished up, but new additions to the Broadway slate and th…

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Grote, Washburn have Woolly world premieres

Legit News: A collaboration with Second City also set for 2011-12 season -- World preems by playwrights Jason Grote and Anne Washburn and a collaboration with Chi's Second City will are set …

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Director Spotlight #3: Meet Dominic D’Andrea & I’m Back to Brook by Nicole Stodard

Here’s the next installment of my director-to-director interview series on http://2amtheatre.com Back To Brook: I’m also 2/3 of the way through re-reading Peter Brook’s 196…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Broadway cast recording by Brad Hathaway

Good news + Bad news = Good disc! The delightful Broadway cast album of this not quite so delightful Broadway show is a fun listen. It may stay in your CD player longer than you’d expe…

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BWW's On This Day - April 5, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Comedy ‘Two Jews’ is ultimately a story of survival by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

LOWELL — When you think of Afghanistan at this particular moment in history, comedy is not the first thing that comes to mind. It might be the last, actually.

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Seeing what the archives say by Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent

SALEM — Artist Marianne Mueller spent hours and hours in the Peabody Essex Museum’s storage areas, where she chose nearly 300 of the collection’s scruffier and more ignored…

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Flaming Lips plan Pink Robots musical by Sean Michaels

Oklahoma band reveal stage musical based on their 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is 'in early stages of production'Could the Flaming Lips' acid trips be heading to London's West …

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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0232: Hannah Waddingham: The Wickedly Wonderful Witch of the West (End) by MusicalTalk

Join us for a brilliant interview with Hannah Waddingham as she discusses her role as The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of OZ, as well as her previous roles in INTO THE WOODS, SPAMALOT, THE BEA…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Raisin in the Sun/Burn This/Summer of Love by Don Shirley

Phylicia Rashad's Ebony Rep revival of Lorraine Hansberry's masterpiece A Raisin in the Sun should be seen by every LA theater lover -- is there anyone out there who might arrange a transfer…

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On a Theater Adventure with Veronika by Taylor Ashbrook

I’m on an adventure with the Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho. And with my friend Beth Ricketson.  READ MORE

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Promising performance a keeper by Frank Scheck

'I made her a promise, I will not speak," the central character repeatedly vows in Douglas Maxwell's play "The Promise." But speak she does -- and for 90 engrossing minutes, Joanna Tope d…

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The bare essentials by Leigh Witchel

I nodded off, and when I came to, she was naked. That was years ago, the first time I saw Eiko & Koma -- partners in life and art -- perform. They're back and in the buff again, but this …

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Theater on the Lake anounces summer season by Chris Jones

The Theater on the Lake, the historic and ever-popular Chicago Park District semi-outdoor venue that reprises many of the greatest theatrical hits of the prior year, has announced its 2011 s…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Cast Recording of Priscilla Due in Stores April 5 by Andrew Gans

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

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Lonette McKee Plays the Algonquin Starting April 5 by Andrew Gans

Lonette McKee, who portrayed Julie in both the 1983 and 1994 Broadway revivals of Show Boat, goes it solo at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room beginning April 5.

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Today In Theatre History: APRIL 5 by Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1906 Britain's first actor-M.P., A.E.W. Mason, delivers his first speech. The theatre community sees this as a victory, hoping it will have an advocate in the House of Commons.

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Catch Me If You Can's Rachel de Benedet by Matthew Blank

Rachel de Benedet, currently playing the role of Paula Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can on Broadway, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-cul…

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DC's Signature Plans Four New Musicals; Writers Include Adam Gwon, Hunter Foster and More by Kenneth Jones

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre's 2011-12 season in Arlington, VA, ambitiously includes five world premieres, including two musicals running in repertory in the fall, artistic d…

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Billie Joe Armstrong Jumps Into American Idiot April 5, Playing Final Weeks by Kenneth Jones

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong returns to the role of St. Jimmy in Broadway's American Idiot on April 5 for the final three weeks of the run, which will end April 24 at the St. …

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Tickets to Tony Kushner's Illusion Go On Sale April 5; NYC Run Begins May 17 by Kenneth Jones

The box office at the Peter Norton Space opens April 5 for the Signature Theatre Company production of Tony Kushner's The Illusion, directed by Michael Mayer. The Off-Broadway staging, b…

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EXCLUSIVE: Starry Studio Recording of Strike Up the Band Is Dusted Off for Release by PS Classics by Kenneth Jones

A studio album of the 1930 score of George and Ira Gershwin's Strike Up the Band, featuring Rebecca Luker, Brent Barrett, Beth Fowler and more, will be released more than 20 years after …

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Judy Blazer, Shuler Hensley Sing With NY Philharmonic in Thomashefskys April 5-6 by Kenneth Jones

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas climbs into his family tree for the staged concert The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater, with the New York Philharmonic, Apr…

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"Mary Poppins: The Live Cast Recording" Arrives April 5 by Andrew Gans

Walt Disney Records releases "Mary Poppins: The Live Cast Recording" April 5.

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Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley Are Marie and Bruce for The New Group, Opening April 5 by Andrew Gans

The New Group presents the first major New York revival of Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce in a limited Off-Broadway engagement  that opens April 5 following previews that began Mar…

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Gdansk To Reconstruct 400-Year-Old Shakespearean Theatre

The Polish port city, for centuries known as Danzig, was "the site of the only Shakespearian playhouse to have been constructed outside England during the Bard's lifetime." In 2013, a rebuil…

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Burn This

Legit Reviews: Pleasantly watchable, but almost completely unexciting.

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Billie Joe Armstrong Returns to AMERICAN IDIOT Tonight

The producers of the critically acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT previously announced that Green Day frontman and the musicals composer and co-author Billie Joe Armstrong would return to the role of…

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Cast Album Released Today

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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Offering Theater Fans the Lowest Price for Spider-man: Turn off the Dark Tickets! by Theater Advisor

Spider-man: Turn off the Dark is turning into one of Broadway’s most engaging and lively stage shows in Times Square.  Theater-goers agree that Spidey is now topping the charts as Broadw…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Evolvelution A new Australian Epic by Brendon Kennedy and ACTT by Thetheatreshowtv

Evolvelution A new Australian Epic by Brendon Kennedy and ACTT Violence and riots in Egypt and at the heart of it all is a young poetess and Facebook. Could social networking be used for go…

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Those April Showers ... by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia -- Well, it’s April, which makes me think of Company. Not just because it opened 41 years ago this month. Not just because it has a character named April. But also, b…

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Showdown: The Show Gets Personal by Kelsey Denette

Tonight's episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS required the contestants to dance with a backstory, putting the experiences faced by the stars at front and center. The celebrities' stories range…

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Poll: The Phantom’s Newfound Hotness, Explained (But Not Really) by Lucky

So, there’s something I don’t get about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera sequel, Love Never Dies. OK, there are lots of things I don’t get about Love Never …

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Critic's picks: Adam Feldman (April 4) by Adam Feldman

Adam Feldman's three to see (Apr 4)

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