Monday, April 18, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Go Back to Where You Are by Mondschein

"Go Back to Where You Are" at Playwrights Horizons, April 10, 2011 David Greenspan returns to off-Broadway with a new play at Playwrights Horizons.  It seems to be a combination …

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Malice in Wonderland: My Review by Michael Musto

The Broadway musical Wonderland takes a classic children's story (Alice in Wonderland) and tries to make it modern and urban while adding a nudge-nudge jokeyness and some self-help messages.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Showdown: The Show's 1000th Dance!

Tonight was a night of high scores and personal bests for the DANCING WITH THE STARS celebrities, and also marked a few milestones for the show itself the halfway point for this season, and …

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Discover Love by Jonathan Mandell

Nikolai Khalezin and Natalia Koliada's powerful play is the most conventional, focused, and accessible of the three shows being offered in repertory by Belarus Free Theater.

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Zone of Silence by Jonathan Mandell

Conceived by Natalia Koliada, Nikolai Khalezin, and Vladimir Shcherban this repertory offering of Belarus Free Theatre is most effective when most political.

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Wayne Densch Center looking for volunteers by Elizabeth Maupin

Sanford’s Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center is holding two volunteer-orientation sessions coming up. Here’s more: Volunteer Orientation From our green room to our board room, o…

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Mad Cow to host designers’ forums Friday night by Elizabeth Maupin

A bunch of local designers and directors, active in theater and the theme-park world, will take part in two designers’ forums Friday April 22 at Mad Cow Theatre. Both will benefit the …

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Approaching LaBute’s bash With Coeurage by Peter Weidman

Finding the humanity within seemingly distasteful, even repellent characters is often a theme of paramount importance when we do shows at Coeurage. Maybe it's the fact we inadvertently choos…

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LA Then and Now: Temperamentals, Girls Talk by Don Shirley

Two small productions are providing evidence that provocative plays set in LA aren't all that difficult for the larger theaters to find.  The LA-oriented plays are The Temperamentals at the…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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“Memphis” goes to the movies by Karen D'Souza

“Memphis,” the downhome Broadway musical that began life at TheatreWorks before wowing the Great White Way and winning the 2010 Tony for best musical is coming to a cinema near y…

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“Clybourne Park” nabs Pulitzer for drama by Karen D'Souza

Kudos to Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park” which just won the 2011 Pulitzer for best drama. The nervy riff on “A Raisin in the Sun,”  which Jon Moscone directed t…

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Ticketmaster rolls out 'dynamic' ticket pricing by Ryan Nakashima

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Event tickets seller Ticketmaster said Monday that it is introducing new technology to let artists and sports teams raise or lower ticket prices to reflect demand dur…

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Pulitzer Prizes awarded in arts and literature

'A Visit From the Goon Squad' takes the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, while 'Clybourne Park' gets the drama award.'A Visit From the Goon Squad' takes the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, while 'Cly…

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Nonprofit Leverages Assets for Environment Organizations

Challenging 'not-in-my-backyard' complacency is the purpose of Ioby, a unique nonprofit that works to improve the environment in New York.

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'Glowworm': Funny, haunting and affirming

Theater review: New Century Theatre's "Glowworm," at Erickson Theatre through May 14, is heartbreaking but ultimately affirming.

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What Went Viral? April 18, 2011 by Perksthemusical

What Went Viral? April 18, 2011 Perks Producer Tom Diggs vlogs about what went viral on April 18, 2011: Match.com, sex offender, Playboy mansion, Hugh Heffner, Orange County, racist, Obama,…

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BWW TV: THE WIZARD OF OZ Special - 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow!'

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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Feature: Andrea Burns: Living A Dolls Life by Iris Wiener

The Broadway veteran discusses playing Miss Adelaide in the John W. Engeman Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls.

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Review: Belarus Free Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

The intrepid troupe performs a repertory of artistically daring and politically minded compositions.

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‘Clybourne Park’ wins drama Pulitzer by Elizabeth Maupin

Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris’s drama suggested by the story of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama today. The play had its premiere Fe…

Linked From Orlando Theater at 10:00PM
Monday, April 18, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Drama falls short in listless “Equus” by Bill Hirschman

A key line in Equus, Peter Shaffer's play about a troubled teenager who blinds horses, is 'The extremity is the point.' But that seems lost on the Andrews Living Arts Studio production that …

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‘The Front Page’ is big news at TimeLine

Even now, with the newspaper business in a state of turmoil, you can ask any cynical, ink-stained (alright, computer-driven) wretch if he or she would trade their job for one in some other p…

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WONDERLAND's Darren Ritchie to Appear on LX-TV 4/19

Darren Ritchie, who stars as Jack the White Knight in Broadway's WONDERLAND, will be featured on LX-TV tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19 at 500 PM. LX-TV is seen on WNBC, Channel 4 in the New York…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:02PM

Review: Sons of the Prophet by Sandy Macdonald

Stephen Karam's new play about a man dealing with the sudden death of his father and his own failing health unsuccessfully aims for levity.

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:02PM

Tracie Bennett. Peter Michael Goetz, Dearbhla Molloy, et al. Set for Guthrie Theater Season by Brian Scott Lipton

The Guthrie Theater has announced 14 plays of its 2011-2012 season. The season will include Joe Dowling's production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, starring Dea…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:02PM

'Priscilla' in vogue at Broadway B.O.

Legit News: Overall sales steady last week -- A trio of queens became box office royalty, a jet-age swindler's show took off despite downbeat reviews, and auds finally started noticing that …

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TT: Double-header

Danse Russe will be premiered in Philadelphia next Thursday, and Paul Moravec and I are beating the bushes to spread...

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Review - Catch Me If You Can on Broadway by Ccaggiano

At various points throughout the new musical Catch Me If You Can, leading man Aaron Tveit turns to the audience to flash a toothy grin amid the glow of a pin spot to indicate that his charac…

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Critic’s Notebook: From Belarus, Dynamic Drama With Limited Means by Ben Brantley

The Belarus Free Theater, now performing three plays in repertory at La MaMa, should be seen by everyone who wants confirmation of the continuing relevance and vitality of theater.

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2011 Pulitzer Prizes for Letters, Drama and Music by The New York Times

The winners include the novel “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” by Jennifer Egan; and the play “Clybourne Park.”

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Arthur Lessac, Holistic Vocal Coach, Dies at 101 by Margalit Fox

Mr. Lessac’s method, which he taught up to age 101, combined voice and movement in an almost spiritual mix.

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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A voice at the end of the line by Life's A Pitch

The New York Times reports that good old group sales still reign supreme on the Great White Way:If Facebooking Broadway is all the rage for shows, the real economic engine remains the sales …

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Chris Rock to Appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 4/22

Go inside the mind of a comic genius on The Oprah Winfrey Show on April 22 Chris Rock puts his signature sidesplitting spin on marriage, parenthood and his latest project Broadway.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:02PM

BWW TV: AMERICAN THEATRE WING'S In The Wings - Director of Community Engagement - Anita Maynard-Losh by American Theatre Wing

Director of Community Engagement Anita Maynard-Losh leads all education and outreach programs at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. Her extensive background in arts education began with acting, …

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STAGE TUBE: Matthew Morrison Prepares for Album Release

GLEE star and Broadway veteran Matthew Morrison is very busy this spring, with his debut solo album dropping May 10 and a national concert tour starting soon after. In the following video, h…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:02PM

Eddie Clendening, Victoria Matlock, James Moye, et al. Set for The Boogie in the Butt Benefit by Brian Scott Lipton

Million Dollar Quartet stars Eddie Clendening, Victoria Matlock, and James Moye will perform in The Boogie in the Butt Benefit concert, to be held at 8pm on Sunday, April 24 at the Triad The…

Linked From TheaterMania at 08:02PM

Karen Akers, John Glover, Elaine Paige, et al. to Present at April 25 Helen Hayes Award by Brian Scott Lipton

Presenters and performer have been announced for the 27th Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, honoring the best in D.C.-area theatr, to be held at the Warner Theatre on Monday, April 25. Presente…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Nuevo Laredo by Theasy.com

El Gato Teatro, Dixon Place, Off Off Broadway By Weston Clay > BOTTOM LINE: An innovative dance theater piece, Nuevo Laredo draws from Day of the Dead traditions and current Mexican m…

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For Broadway Shows, Group Ticket Agents Still Sell Seats - NYTimes.com by Patrick Healy

More than 55,000 Facebook users “like” the new Broadway musical “Sister Act,” which, like most major theatrical productions today, has its own page, as well a Twitter account (1,300 …

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Woody Harrelson’s hot summer on stage in Toronto by Gayle Macdonald

For his latest Toronto play, the actor and director was inspired by a friendship struck up when he worked construction

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Bertrand Cantat out, but Jane Birkin in for Wajdi Mouawad's final season at NAC by J. Kelly Nestruck

A look at some of the productions coming up for the 2011-2012 season of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Stars Set for 'Boogie in the Butt Benefit', 4/24

Broadway veteran James Moye, currently starring as Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet, will perform in The Boogie in the Butt Benefit concert Sunday, April 24 at 8pm at the Triad Theater…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:02PM

Alan Cumming Set for 3 More Seasons of THE GOOD WIFE

According to Deadline.com, Tony winner Alan Cumming has signed on for three more seasons of CBS' 'The Good Wife.' Cumming, who stars as campaign manager Eli Gold in the series, will becoming…

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Guthrie Theatre to Include ROMAN HOLIDAY, HAY FEVER, et al. in 2011-12 Season

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced 14 plays of the Theater's 2011-2012 season. The diversity of productions showcases the full potential of the three-theater complex, offering a ba…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:02PM

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 18 - 24

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show Don't know what to see Trying to find a theaterWelcome to BroadwayWorld's newest feature the Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Inside, you …

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News: Hamlet! Musical Hits Northampton Pre-West End

Following its award-winning success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Hamlet! - The Musical will be remounted next month in Northampton and Richmond ahead of a possible West End transfe…

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Chester Gregory Performs on Good Day New York! by Admin

This past Friday, Chester Gregory performed his new single ”If U Only” on Good Day New York.  Chester Gregory plays “Eddie” in the new Broadway musical Sister Act which ope…

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Five essential rules for startup storefront theatre companies by Bob [cta]

New storefront theatre companies pop up in Chicago like reality TV shows on Bravo. It seems once every month or so I get a press release from some new company that I’ve never heard of …

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Bath Theatre Royal to host "School of Culture" by Adam Baker

Bath Theatre Royal will play host to local primary school children for seven weeks thanks to a major funding grant from the National Lottery.

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Met Opera Announces Park Series by Daniel J. Wakin

For the third season in a row, the Metropolitan Opera is offering recitals instead of full scale operas for it's free summer parks series.

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Bruce Norris' 'Clybourne Park' wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

"Clybourne Park" was produced at New York's Playwrights Horizons in 2010 and at the Royal Court Theatre in London."Clybourne Park" was produced at New York's Playwrights Horizons in 2010 and…

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 06:59PM

Rejigged "Spider-Man" musical to re-open in June

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new version of the $70 million Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" with music written by U2's Bono and The Edge will open June 14, producers said on Monda…

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Bruce Norris' 'Clybourne Park' Wins Drama Pulitzer by Mark Kennedy

The play "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' riff on "A Raisin in the Sun" that examined race relations and the effects of modern gentrification, won the Pulitzer for drama prize.

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So long, Peter Parker, red-and-blue Spidey suit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Marvel Comics says Peter Parker is taking off the Spidey costume for good as part of its "Death of Spider-Man" story in its Ultimate Comics imprint....

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Memory Foam Mattress Aids Recovery of Injured Spider Man Actor

Actor Christopher Tierney, who plays the role of Spider Man on Broadway, was badly injured after a fall of over 30 feet on the set of the production, resulting in an operation on his back.

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Clybourne Park wins Pulitzer by Lorraine Treanor

April 18, 2011 – Clybourne Park, a play by Bruce Norris, produced at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in 2010,  was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama today. The jury’s citation praise…

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Portrait of the artist: Roxana Silbert, director by Laura Barnett

'I'd love to do a big West End musical. I was never into them before, but they're a dirty pleasure now'How did you get into directing?Running a community drama group at Norwich Arts Centre. …

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A First-Rate 'Urinetown' At Jorgensen

Whether you are familiar with "Urinetown," the comic book-like, mockingly sinister dystopian musical with the purposefully terrible title, go see Connecticut Repertory Theatre's memorable pr…

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Cedric the Entertainer to Star in New TV Land Series

According to published reports, Cedric the Entertainer will star in a new TV Land series, in which he will portray his guest starring 'Hot in Cleveland' minister character.

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Daniel Marcus Featured in CURTAINS at Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director is will soon open CURTAINS, directed by Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. …

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Julie Andrews and Goodspeed Musicals Adapting The Great American Mousical for the Stage by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway and film star Julie Andrews is working with Goodspeed Musicals to develop an adaptation of her book, The Great American Mousical, co-written with daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, for …

Linked From TheaterMania at 06:02PM

Lights, Camera, Action! Take a Look at the Vineyard's Hollywood Comedy Picked by Broadway.com Staff

Hollywood is coming to off-Broadway in the movie-themed new play Picked by Christopher Shinn. Picked follows a young actor (Michael Stahl-David) who hits the big time when a well known Holly…

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'The Mandrake' is a puzzling Machiavellian departure for A Red Orchid Theatre by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "The Mandrake" ★★ Through May 22 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St.; Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes; Tickets: $25-$30 at 312-943-8722 or aredorchidtheatre.org A…

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'War Horse' rides to Broadway

Legit News: Production proved to be a challenge -- For the creators of "War Horse," which opened Thursday on Broadway, there was a lot of research that went into animating the big puppets th…

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WONDERLAND’S DARREN RITCHIE FEATURED ON LX-TV APRIL 19 AT 5PM by Bbbblogger

Darren Ritchie, who stars as Jack the White Knight in Broadway’s WONDERLAND, will be featured on LX-TV tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19 at 5:00 PM.  LX-TV is seen on WNBC, Channel 4 in the New…

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The Afternoon Report, Monday, April 18, 2011 by Bbbblogger

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Monday, April 18, 2011 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter –  http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more inform…

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Wonderland and The People in the Picture’s youngest stars in The Journal News by Bbbblogger

Wonderland opened at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway between 45th & 46th Streets) Sunday, April 17, 2011.  Roundabout Theatre Company’s new musical The People in the Pictu…

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Catch Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman in New York Magazine! by Admin

  Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman strike a pose with the beautiful stewardesses of Catch Me If You Can in a photo shoot for New York Magazine’s April 11, 2011 issue! Click here for th…

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Showbituary: RIP Spider-Man 1.0 by The Mick

You were the apple of Julie Taymor’s eye.  And contained at least two characters who were essentially analogous to her crazy self.  You were also an occasionally awesome looking hot mess…

Linked From The Craptacular at 06:00PM
Monday, April 18, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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BEATLES Fun Explodes on Crighton Stage by The People's Critic

The show had not yet begun at the Conroe’s elegant Crighton Theatre and already the audience was in a really good mood. That was no accident but the result of a very talented young comedia…

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Marc Shaiman sings "Butter out of Cream" from CATCH ME IF YOU CAN by Theatertalk

Marc Shaiman sings "Butter out of Cream" from CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Marc Shaiman, visiting THEATER TALK with Scott Wittman, performs a song from their fabulous & swingin' ne…

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Broadway is home away from their Westchester homes | The Journal News | LoHud.com by Peter D. Kramer

They play daughters and granddaughters caught between mothers and grandmothers in two of this season's new Broadway musicals and they both call Westchester home.

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Alice in Wildhorn-Land | The Jewish Exponent by Michael Elkin

Alice doesn't live here anymore. She's escrowed her abode in the rabbit's hole for a tonier time in Mad-hattan, earning bows in the bowels of the Marriott Marquis Theatre on Broadway, atten…

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Fashion, Beauty and Retail Blogs - WWD.com by Roberta Correia

Alice in Wonderland is getting a new millennium makeover, thanks to writer and composer Frank Wildhorn. Wildhorn's Broadway musical version of Alice, simply titled "Wonderland," puts a moder…

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No Tickets Will Be Available to General Public for 2011 Tony Awards by Andrew Gans

Because the 2011 Tony Awards will be held in the Beacon Theatre, a much smaller venue than Radio City Musical, no tickets for the ceremony will be available to the general public.

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Wonderland — Frankly, a Wild Hole by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the opening of Broadway's Wonderland at the Marquis Theatre.

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Wonderland — Frankly, a Wild Hole by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the opening of Broadway's Wonderland at the Marquis Theatre.

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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: My Great Big Disastrous New Musical; Plus a Passover Gypsy by Seth Rudetsky

A week in the life of actor, radio host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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ASK PLAYBILL.COM: The Story of a Song Gone Missing From How to Succeed by Robert Simonson

A question asking about a song used in the 1995 Broadway revival of How to Succeed, but missing in the current revival.

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National Pastime by Susan Galbraith

Most theatre companies line up as either devotees of drama or musicals. Keegan Theatre stakes its reputation on embracing and producing both. The company’s work is often strong and compell…

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The Color Purple by Carol Chastang

The musical version of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning “The Color Purple” is the story of Celie’s odyssey from utter despair to triumph. It is the story of discovery and the po…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 05:04PM

Crash courses in ‘Walking the Volcano’ by Terry Byrne, Globe Correspondent

The characters in Jon Lipsky’s “Walking the Volcano’’ struggle for connection. Bursting with anger, fear, regret, lust, and occasionally love, the couples in this ser…

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Too many obstacles dim magic of ‘Aladdin’ by Terry Byrne, Globe Correspondent

When the Wheelock Family Theatre audience first glimpses Melissa Miller’s impressive array of shimmering costumes and creative headdresses, expectations are high. With lush colors and …

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In images of immediacy, everlasting art by Mark Feeney, Globe Staff

Polaroid photography has always been seen as a technological marvel (the camera as its own darkroom!). It’s not often thought of as an artistic marvel. The point of “Instant Conn…

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Works spun off a record turntable by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

Unlikely sounding subjects can make for amazing exhibitions. And that’s certainly the case with the Institute of Contemporary Art’s spring group show, “The Record: Contempo…

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Bruce Norris wins Pulitzer for ‘Clybourne Park’

Bruce Norris, a playwright who has enjoyed a long relationship with Steppenwolf Theatre, was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “Clybourne Park,” a play that riffs on Lorraine…

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New Federal Theatre Announces Gala Celebrating Sidney Poitier, Ntozake Shange, Ruby Dee, Alicia Keys, Mayor David Dinkins & More May 22,

WOODIE KING, JR.’s NEW FEDERAL THEATRE CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL GALA HONORING SIDNEY POITIER, NTOZAKE SHANGE, RUBY DEE, ALICIA KEYS, MAYOR DAVID DINKINS, AND MANY MORE …

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 4/17/2011 by Ken Davenport

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending April 17, 2011: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPaidAdm AMERICAN IDIOT $854,693 10,207 74.66% $83.74 ANYTHING GOES $657,669…

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NAC show to go on without French killer by Kate Taylor

Director Wajdi Mouawad has yet to determine how Bertrand Cantat’s absence will be noted

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Elton John Returns to Caesars Palace for MILLION DOLLAR PIANO, 9/28

World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer, Elton John will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with an all new show, The Million Dollar Piano, beginning September 28 for sixteen …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:04PM

No Tony Awards Tickets for Public Sale This Year

According to TonyAwards.com, The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards Ceremony has been relocated to the Beacon Theatre in 2011. While we have been able to offer limited public sale to the To…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:04PM

"Jersey Shore" Gone Wilde, Part 1

What if the characters of Broadway's The Importance of Being Earnest traveled through a time warp and woke up on the beach with Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the gang of MTV's "Jer…

Linked From Playbill at 05:04PM

Carolyn Cook, Sharon Ott, et al. Set for Georgia Shakespeare's 2011 Season by Dan Bacalzo

The Georgia Shakespeare has announced additional details for its 2011 season. Carolyn Cook will star as Prospera in Shakespeare's The Tempest (June 8-July 23), directed by Sharon Ott a…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:04PM

Cedric the Entertainer to Develop TVLand Series by Brian Scott Lipton

Cedric the Entertainer, who co-starred in the 2008 Broadway revival of American Buffalo, will develop a series for TVLand, which will be based on the character of a minister he will portray…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:04PM

Al Pacino Set for May 31 Appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Florida by Andy Propst

Al Pacino will participate in a public conversation at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater Florida on Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm. During the course of the appearance, Pacino will discuss his stage a…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:04PM

Broadway Grosses: Priscilla Joins $1 Million Club; Book of Mormon S.R.O. by Broadway.com Staff

As the always strong Easter holiday week approaches, Broadway’s box offices are humming. With 38 shows to choose from, theatergoers showed support across the board, pushing the now-on-…

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Mike Huckabee Has a Very Important Date With Wildhorn’s Wonderland by Broadway.com Staff

Former Arkansas Governer Mike Huckabee took a break from his hectic schedule on April 15 to spend some time on Broadway. The host of FOX News program Huckabee and possible Republican Preside…

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Wonderland Gets a Wonderful, Whimsical Broadway Opening by Broadway.com Staff

The wait is over for Broadway fans getting curiouser and curiouser about Wonderland! Composer Frank Wildhorn's modern-day musical re-imagining of the classic Alice in Wonderland tale bow…

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Norris' 'Clybourne' play wins Pulitzer

Legit News: 'Park' looks at race relations in Chicago -- Bruce Norris' play "Clybourne Park" has scored the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

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HIGH Starring Kathleen Turner opens on Broadway tomorrow! by Bbbblogger

HIGH opens tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19th 2011 at the Booth Theatre. HIGH stars Kathleen Turner, two-time Golden Globe® winner, Academy Award® & Tony Award® nominee as “Sister Jamiso…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Julie Andrews Will Direct Mousical Musical for Goodspeed by Kenneth Jones

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton's "The Great American Mousical," the 2006 children's book about a community of theatrical mice living beneath Broadway, is being developed as …

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Valarie Pettiford, La Toya London, Sharon McNight Set for Divas and Dames Benefit by Michael Gioia

Broadway actresses Valarie Pettiford, Lisa Vroman and Sharon McNight along with "Americal Idol" contestant La Toya London will be part of Divas and Dames May 1 at the Marines Memor…

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Clybourne Park Wins 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Andrew Gans

Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park is the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, recognizing an outstanding stage work that premiered during the 2010 calendar year. The winner was annou…

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HIGH Starring Kathleen Turner Opens Tomorrow, Apr 19

HIGH Starring KATHLEEN TURNER   OPENS TOMORROW TUESDAY, APRIL 19! HIGH is new play by MATTHEW LOMBARDO Directed by ROB RUGGIERO at the Booth Theatre (222 W. 45th Street) Get High Tic…

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SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK Begins Three Week Hiatus to Rehearse - Performances Resume May 12

“ S P I D E R – M A N   T u r n    O f f    T h e    D a r k ” EMBARKS ON THREE-WEEK HIATUS TO REHEARSE NEW VERSION PERFORMANC…

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AUDIO: Sneak Peek of Matthew Morrison and Elton John's Duet from New Album!

GLEE star and Broadway veteran Matthew Morrison is very busy this spring, with his debut solo album dropping May 10 and a national concert tour starting soon after. On Air with Ryan Seacrest…

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CLYBOURNE PARK Wins 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Bruce Norris' CLYBOURNE PARK has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Honoring a distinguished play by an American author, Norris was honored with ten thousand dollars as a part of the pri…

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SPIDER-MAN to Return Anew May 12, 2011; Revamp Now Underway

Following its matinee performance on Sunday, April 17, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark embarks on a three-week hiatus for technical rehearsals before unveiling the new version of the mega music…

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/17

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4172011

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NY Botanical Garden Holds Broadway Day, 4/19

The New York Botanical Garden offers families the chance to discover the beauty and fun of nature this spring break. Parents and children can take in the theater of nature in Showstoppers of…

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La Toya London, Sharon McNight, Valarie Pettiford, et al. Set for Divas and Dames Benefit by Brian Scott Lipton

Updated casting has been announced for The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation's production of Divas and Dames: Bay Area Divas & Friends in Concert to Fight AIDS at 7:30pm on Sunday, May…

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Matthew Morrison to Release Duet With Elton John by Dan Bacalzo

Glee star and Broadway veteran Matthew Morrison will release his duet with Elton John from his forthcoming album for digital download on Tuesday, April 19. The duet is a "mash-up"…

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Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park Wins 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Andy Propst

Bruce Norris has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Clybourne Park. The announcement was made on April 18 at Columbia University. The Pulitzer Prizes will be handed out in …

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Mark Nadler, Ryan O'Connor, Joan Rivers, et al. Set for Laurie Beechman Theatre in May by Dan Bacalzo

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Café, has announced its programming for the month of May. Previously announced shows include Ryan O'Connor Eats His…

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Paper Cranes by Mark Peikert

The interrelated stories of Kari Bentley-Quinn's funny, sexy play are brought to powerful life by a top-notch cast, including yet another terrific turn from Susan Louise O'Connor.

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Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris Wins 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Broadway.com Staff

Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris’ dark comedy loosely inspired by A Raisin in the Sun, was named winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play took home the coveted award over fina…

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Bruce Norris wins Pulitzer Prize for Chicago-set play 'Clybourne Park' by Chris Jones

Bruce Norris, a playwright with ties to Chicago, has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in drama for “Clybourne Park,” a satire about real estate and race set on the city’s North Side. The Lo…

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Richardson ready for 'Side Effects'

Legit News: Actress to star in next MCC show -- Joely Richardson has signed on to appear in the world preem of Michael Weller play "Side Effects" in an Off Broadway production from MCC Theat…

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'Clybourne Park' awarded Pulitzer Prize for Drama

"Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris was named winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Monday. The committee cited the play as "a powerful work whose memorable characters spea…

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BROADWAY’S WONDERLAND IN THE NEWS by Bbbblogger

JANET DACAL, KAREN MASON AND KATE SHINDLE FEATURED IN WWD.COM. DARREN RITCHIE FEATURED IN BROADWAY.COM FRANK WILDHORN FEATURED IN THE JEWISH EXPONENT TAMPA TRIBUNE FEATURE ON WONDERLAND

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Cutman clip v3.wmv by Livefromthemainstage

Cutman clip v3.wmv Cutman is the dramatic story of a young Jewish boxer who dreams of being the Welter-Weight Champion of the World. Trained by his father in the basement of their synagogue…

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92YTribeca Will Welcome Ryan Scott Oliver, Lisa Lambert and Cast of Billy Elliot in May by Michael Gioia

The 92YTribeca will present "Behind the Music-al: Old Myths, New Twists" and "Billy Elliot: Songs and Talk-Back with the Cast" in May.

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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: My Great Big Disastrous New Musical; Plus a Passover Gypsy by Seth Rudetsky

A week in the life of actor, radio host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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Hunter Foster and Robert Britton Lyons Will Return to Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet in May by Andrew Gans

Hunter Foster, who created the role of Sam Philips in the Broadway production of the Tony-nominated Million Dollar Quartet, will return to that musical at the Nederlander Theatre in May.

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Photo Flash: SISTER ACT on Stage - New Production Shots!

SISTER ACT began preview performances March 24 and will open on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. See below for the latest round of production shots

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Julie Andrews Adapts MOUSICAL Book for the Stage

Julie Andrews is adapting her book, The Great American Mousical, for the stage at Goodspeed Opera House. Dates for the production have not yet been announced. Andrews co-wrote the book with …

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HBO Picks Up Frank Rich Produced Julia Louis-Dreyfus Comedy

HBO has picked up the new comedy series VEEP, created by Armando Iannucci OscarR nominee for co-writing In the Loop and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus EmmyR winner for Seinfeld and The New Adv…

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STAGE TUBE: Kids Talk MADAGASCAR at Central Park Zoo

In the following videos, kids at the Central Park Zoo answer questions about everything from monkeys to lemurs to promote MADAGASCAR LIVE Click below to take a look at the KidCam videos

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Twitter Watch: Neil Patrick Harris' Family Picture!

On Twitter Watch, Neil Patrick Harris wrote Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. My heart is full of love

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First Listen: Elton John and Matthew Morrison’s Duet (Audio) by Michael C. Gioia

“Glee” and Broadway star Matthew Morrison will release his debut self-titled album May 10. On his album, Morrison teams up with Gwyneth Paltrow on “Over the Rainbow,”…

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How to Succeed Star Daniel Radcliffe Chats With MTV About His Big Year on Broadway and the Big Screen by Broadway.com Staff

Newly minted Broadway musical star Daniel Radcliffe took time to chat with MTV News on April 14 about what he agrees is the biggest professional year of his life: his singing and dancing deb…

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A Sneak Peek at War Horse's Intricate Projections and Animation Design by Broadway.com Staff

You may have heard about the life-size horse puppets in War Horse, but this theatrical spectacle also features intricate and ever-changing projections and animation. Created by 59 Production…

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Julie Andrews Plans to Adapt Children's Book The Great American Mousical at Goodspeed by Broadway.com Staff

Oscar winner Julie Andrews is adapting her children's book The Great American Mousical, which she co-wrote with daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, for Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House…

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Mwah! Spider-Man Kisses Broadway Goodbye Until May by Broadway.com Staff

It's been quite the journey for Reeve Carney and the crew of Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. On April 17, the big-budget musical played the final performance of director Julie Taymor'…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Christine Ebersole and Edward Hibbert Set for Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward by Andrew Gans

Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, will present Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward May 28. 

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PHOTO CALL: Sister Act, With Patina Miller and Victoria Clark, on Broadway by Krissie Fullerton

Tony Award winner Victoria Clark and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller lead the cast of Sister Act on Broadway, set to open on April 20.

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Thamar/Scheherazade, Coliseum, London

This was an evening that was rootless, vulgar, a travesty of everything that we believe the Ballets Russes stagings to have been, writes Clement Crisp

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L'Opéra de quat'sous, Comédie-Française, Paris

Ramping up the parody of Brecht's 1928 masterpiece ensures some good laughs but pushes out the tenderness and often verges on overkill, writes Clare Shine

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Electra, Gate Theatre, London

The relentlessly high emotional pitch and loud shrieking is all at odds with the elegant simplicity of Nick Payne's script, writes Griselda Murray Brown

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‘Spider-Man’ Broadway musical on hiatus; ‘new’ show, opening scheduled

After all the hoopla, the injuries, the safety investigations and the shuffling of the creative team, “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” is taking a three-week hiatus from its Broadway prev…

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Emma Roberts Wants to Star in a Movie Musical

In a recent interview with JustJared.com, Emma Roberts revealed that she would love to sing in a movie. She commented, I just think you can't ever be seen as both equally. You are always goi…

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Whoopi Goldburg, Patrick Wilson Among Tribeca Film Fest Judges, 4/20-5/1 by Meghan Schuler

The Tribeca Film Festival TFF, presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced its jurors - a diverse and talented group of 38 individuals, including awa…

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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside WONDERLAND Opening Night! by Broadway Beat

Frank Wildhorn's WONDERLAND opened last night and Broadway Beat was there to cover the post-celebration

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Hunter Foster, Robert Britton Lyons to Return to Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet on May 3 by Dan Bacalzo

Original Broadway cast members Hunter Foster and Robert Britton Lyons will return to the musical Million Dollar Quartet, at the Nederlander Theatre, on Tuesday, May 3. Million Dollar Quarte…

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PHOTO FLASH: Melissa Errico, Thomas Caruso, Bill Connington at Boston International Film Festival by Dan Bacalzo

Tony nominee Melissa Errico attended the Boston International Film Festival on Friday, April 15 for a screening of the movie, Patrimony, in which she stars alongside Robert Vaughn and Sarah …

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Billy Elliot Cast Members, Lisa Lambert, Ryan Scott Oliver, Vanessa Hiardy, et al. Set for May Events at 92YTribeca by Andy Propst

The 92Y Tribeca has announced its lineup of theater-related events for May. Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, and Ewalt & Walker will take part in the May 12 edition of Behind the Music t…

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Christine Ebersole, Edward Hibbert Set for Love, Noël at Bay Street Theatre May 28 by Dan Bacalzo

Christine Ebersole and Edward Hibbert will star in Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward , to be presented at Bay Street Theatre on Saturday, May 28 at 8pm. The…

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Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Patrick Wilson, et al. Among Tribeca Film Festival Jurors by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage stars Paul Dano, Scott Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Zoe Kazan, Dianne Wiest, and Patrick Wilson will be among the jurors for the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, to be held in New York City,…

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Ivy Austin, Eric Poindexter, Michael Willson, et al. Set for Symphony Space's The Social Networking Follies by Andy Propst

An initial lineup of performers has been announced for The Social Networking Follies, the sixth edition of The Thalia Follies, to run May 19-21 at Symphony Space. Created and written by I…

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Norbert Leo Butz & Kathleen Chalfant to Announce 2011 Drama League Award Nominees by Broadway.com Staff

Catch Me If You Can star Norbert Leo Butz and off-Broadway regular Kathleen Chalfant will announce the nominees for the 2011 Drama League Awards on April 26 at SD26 Restaurant. The awards ce…

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The Curtain Comes Down on the Original Broadway Production of Spider-Man by Broadway.com Staff

It's been quite the journey for Reeve Carney and the crew of Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. On April 17, the big-budget musical played the final performance of director Julie Taymor'…

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Feel the Pulse of The Normal Heart in a Full-Cast Photo by Broadway.com Staff

In anticipation of the first Broadway production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, the starry cast of Ellen Barkin, Patrick Breen, Mark Harelik, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane…

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Original Cast Members Hunter Foster and Robert Britton Lyons to Return to Million Dollar Quartet by Broadway.com Staff

Hunter Foster and Robert Britton Lyons, who created the roles of Sun Records producer Sam Phillips and rockabilly legend Carl Perkins in Broadway's nostaligia-filled tuner Million Dollar…

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In Good Company: Neil Patrick Harris Tweets Adorable Photo of David Burtka and Their Twins by Broadway.com Staff

Fresh off a leading turn as bachelor Bobby in the New York Philharmonic's presentation of Company, Neil Patrick Harris took some much-deserved downtime over the weekend with his family. …

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How To Direct Your Own “Love Song” by Mark Blankenship

After five years, John Kolvenbach takes the reins of his own hit play Five years after he created it, John Kolvenbach is still learning things about the lamp. This particular fixture is cruc…

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Reaching Musical Theater Producers: How to Make your Best Pitch

I hear from a lot of musical theater writers who are interested in participating in one of my new works programs. This is great news, since I’m always interested in knowing about new music…

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Interview: WOS TV: Up Close With ... Brian May

Following the success of their album "Anthems" Queen guitarist Brian May and We Will Rock You, Les Miserables, Wicked and Oliver! star Kerry Ellis will bring their acclaimed collaboration to…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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A Minister's Wife, a musical-theater version of George Bernard Shaw's Candida, book by Austin Pendleton, music by Joshua Schmidt, lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen, conceived and directed by Michael Halberstam, Lincoln Center by Yvonne Korshak

A big problem for A Minister's Wife is that, unlike most of Shaw's plays, Candida is in my view -- though others disagree -- dated. It has to do with a woman determining her own fate but the…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Stephen Schwartz by Adam Hetrick

Composer Stephen Schwartz has earned two Academy Awards for his film songs, five Tony Award nominations for his Broadway musicals and is about to make his New York City operatic debut with S…

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New Federal Theatre Gala to Honor Sidney Poitier, Ntozake Shange, Ruby Dee, Elizabeth McCann by Michael Gioia

Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will hold its 40th anniversary Gala, to be co-hosted by CBS News' Randall Pinkston and Lynn Whitfield, May 22 at the Edison Ballroom.

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PHOTO CALL: Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark's Final Pre-Hiatus Curtain Call by Irina Khodorkovsky

The April 17 performance of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark marked the final chance for audiences to see director-co-creator's Julie Taymor original vision for the musical, which began prev…

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Al Pacino One Night Only Set for May 31 by Andrew Gans

Academy Award winner Al Pacino, most recently on Broadway in the acclaimed Public Theater revival of The Merchant of Venice, will play Florida's Ruth Eckerd Hall in May.

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Alan Cumming and Jessica Hecht Will Explore The Two Character Play in CSC Reading by Kenneth Jones

Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company (CSC) will offer a one-night-only staged reading of Tennessee Williams' The Two Character Play, starring Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and Tony …

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Free Arts and Artists Concert to Feature Quentin Earl Darrington, Jay Armstrong Johnson by Andrew Gans

The Songbook series — presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul's — will continue April 25 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Ar…

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Satin'n'Steel – review by Alfred Hickling

Oldham ColiseumOldham Coliseum's recent 19% increase in Arts Council funding seems to offer a vote of confidence in old-fashioned, popular entertainment presented in an auditorium that has b…

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Rosas: Elena's Aria; Bartók/Mikrokosmos – review by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler's Wells, London★★/★★★★A season of four early works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has shown that right from the beginning she was a tenaciously single-minded choreogra…

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Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant to Announce 77th Annual Drama League Awards Mon, Apr 25

NORBERT LEO BUTZ   AND   KATHLEEN CHALFANT   TO ANNOUNCE THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 77TH ANNUAL  DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS AT A 10:30 A.M. BREAKFAST RECEPTIO…

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Keen Company Extends Acclaimed 25th Anniversary Production of BENEFACTORS

Drama Desk and Obie Award-Winning Keen Company ExtendsTheir Acclaimed 25th Anniversary Production of Benefactors  Now Through May 7th ONLY! “Critics Pick” (New York Times) G…

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Joins Million Dollar Club Grossing $1M+ Last Week

BROADWAY’S NEW HIT MUSICAL PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT JOINS THE MILLIONAIRE’S CLUB $1,003,206. Gross for Week Ending April 17, 2011 “All hail the Queen of Broadway!…

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TCG Announces the Release of Oberon Books' THE SOUND OF MUSICALS

Available from Oberon Books: The Sound of Musicals by Ruth Leon A “whirlwhind tour through musical theatre history…breezy and authoritative... This book may be small, but lik…

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Butz & Chalfont Announce Drama League Award Noms.; BWW to Stream Event Live!

The Drama League has announced that on Monday, April 25, 2011, Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant both previous winners of The Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award will announc…

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STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Talks Potter, Broadway and More with MTV News

In a recent interview with MTV News, Broadway star Daniel Radcliffe chatted about everything from Deathly Hallows to HOW TO SUCCEED. Click below to check out the interview

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Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Honors Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier et al., 5/22

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre NFT will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom 240 West 47th Street on Sunday evening, May 22nd. This spec…

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of THE NORMAL HEART - Promo Photos Released!

The Normal Heart begins its limited 12-week engagement tomorrow, April 19 at the John Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, April 27. Below, …

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Alan Cumming & Jessica Hecht Set for CSC's TWO CHARACTER PLAY Reading

Classic Stage Company CSC, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present Tony Award winning actor Alan Cumming and Tony-nominat…

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Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Attends PATRIMONY Premiere

Cataumet-based writer Donald Marcus will premiere his first short film at the Boston International Film Festival. Shot entirely on Cape Cod, Patrimony will help kick off the festival on Frid…

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Hunter Foster to Return to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Hunter Foster, who originated the role of 'Sam Phillips' in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on Broadway will return to the production on May 3. Robert Britton Lyons, who starred as 'Carl Perkins' in…

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Highlights From Sister Act

A new disco-inspired score by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater propels the new musical Sister Act, based on the 1992 hit film about an inner-city club singer forced into …

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Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano and T.V. Carpio Discuss Spider-Man Hiatus (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark played its final performance of director Julie Taymor’s original vision April 17 at 3 PM. The production is currently taking a three-week hiatus so major …

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Quentin Earl Darrington, Jay Armstrong Johnson, et al. to Perform Songs of Nikos Tsakalakos at April 25 Event by Dan Bacalzo

Quentin Earl Darrington, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Josh Segarra, Cortney Wolfson, and Cassie Wooley will perform the songs of composer Nikos Tsakalakos at The New York Public Library for the Pe…

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Alan Cumming, Jessica Hecht to Star in CSC Reading of Tennessee Williams' Two Character Play by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and Tony nominee Jessica Hecht will star in Classic Stage Company's staged reading of Tennessee Williams' The Two Character Play, to be presented on …

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Norbert Leo Butz, Kathleen Chalfant to Announce Drama League Award Nominees by Andy Propst

Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant will announce the nominations for the 77th Annual Drama League Awards on Monday, April 25 at a reception to be held at SD26. The awards pay tribute to…

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Ruby Dee, Alicia Keys, Sidney Poitier, Ntozake Shange, et al. to Be Honored at New Federal Theater Gala by Brian Scott Lipton

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theater will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom at 4pm on Sunday, May 22. The event will be co-hosted by…

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Karrin Allison, Liz Callaway, Ann Hampton Callaway, Morgan James, et al. to Play Birdland in May by Brian Scott Lipton

Birdland has announced its May schedule of performers. Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway will present their acclaimed new show BOOM! (May 3-7). The show, which premiered in June at New…

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Charice Goes Solo With 'All By Myself' on Glee by Broadway.com Staff

Last time Glee fans saw pop star Charice Pempengco, the pint-sized singer decided to abandon the McKinley High crew and take up with their rivals, Vocal Adrenaline. Well, it looks like Chari…

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Kathleen Turner on Bringing High to Broadway and Surviving Her Stint as a Sexual Icon by Gemma Wilson

As screen icon Kathleen Turner made her way through three pre-Broadway productions of Matthew Lombardo's High, the buzz was fairly single-minded: Turner—she of Body Heat on screen,…

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Broadway Bombardment. The MotherF**ker With The Hat. Hair! New York Theater Tweets 68 by Jonathan Mandell

The end of April offers the ultimate test for the Broadway decathlete: 10 openings in two weeks. The schedule of Broadway shows from January to July include: War Horse 4/14, Wonderland 4/17,…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Musicals Tonight! Season to Include Milk and Honey, L'il Abner, Something for the Boys by Michael Gioia

Musicals Tonight has announced its 14th season, which includes Milk and Honey, All-American, L'il Abner, Sitting Pretty and Something for the Boys.

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Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant Will Announce Drama League Nominations by Andrew Gans

Norbert Leo Butz, currently back on Broadway in the new musical Catch Me If You Can, and Kathleen Chalfant will announce the nominations for The 77th Annual Drama League Awards April 25…

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Seattle's Intiman Theatre Shuts Down to "Pause, Plan and Prepare" for Future by Kenneth Jones and Adam Hetrick

Despite $450,000 in recent donations, the financially beleaguered Intiman Theatre in Seattle is shutting its doors in an effort to be prudent and plan for the future, according to a statemen…

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Tix Now on Sale for Irish Rep Camelot Benefit Concert, Starring Melissa Errico and James Barbour by Andrew Gans

Melissa Errico and James Barbour, who played Guenevere and Lancelot, respectively, in the Hollywood Bowl's summer 2005 production of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, will return to those …

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Daniel Jenkins, Vivienne Benesch Will Be Benefactors Off-Broadway For an Extra Week by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The Off-Broadway production of Michael Frayn's Benefactors, starring Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins, Vivienne Benesch, Deanne Lorette and Stephen Barker Turner, has been extended at t…

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2011 Curtain Call – meet the producers by Lorraine Treanor

“Google “billionaire theater producer” and you will find no results. In fact, theater is often where investors go to lose money, as Mel Brooks hilariously taught us in The Producer…

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Chesapeake by Tim Treanor

If you want to see a play about friendship, go see Art at Signature. But if you want to see a play about art, you should see Lee Blessing’s Chesapeake, now playing at the Bay Theatre in An…

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Fragments by Leslie Weisman

Say the name Samuel Beckett, and most people think: Waiting for Godot, existentialism.  Theatre of the absurd, where absurd means meaningless.  As we watch Peter Brook and Marie Hélène E…

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Christopher Durang to Speak at Westport Playhouse

Playwright Christopher Durang will discuss his many comedic works for the American stage at a symposium following the Sunday, May 1, 3 p.m. matinee performance of his comedy, "Beyond Therapy…

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Minka Kelly and Susan Sullivan Join Upcoming Casts of LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE

MINKA KELLY AND SUSAN SULLIVAN JOIN UPCOMING CASTS OF  “ L O V E ,   L O S S,   A N D    W H A T    I    W O R E …

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I'm speaking at the Apple Store. You coming? by Ken Davenport

I've had a long history with Apple products. And it goes back a long way before the iPhone commercial. I was coming-of-age at the same time as the personal computer, and thankfully I had par…

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Photo Coverage: UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Foundation 'Taste For a Cure' Benefit

Last weekend, UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Foundation hosted the Taste For a Cure Fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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CAMELOT Returns to Broadway in Irish Rep. Benefit Concert, 6/6

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre presents its 2011 Annual Benefit Gala, a concert performance on Broadway of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's CAMELOT - the beloved music…

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Billie Joe Armstrong Talks IDIOT, Palin, and More!

Billie Joe Armstrong, who is currently starring in AMERICAN IDIOT at the St. James Theatre, recently chatted with Details magazine about everything from Broadway to politics.

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Meet the Cast of The Normal Heart (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

The Normal Heart is set to begin performances April 19 with an official Broadway opening April 27 at the Golden Theatre. The Normal Heart, according to press notes, “unfolds like a re…

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VIDEO FLASH: Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane, Jim Parsons et al. Discuss The Normal Heart by Andy Propst

The Broadway production of The Normal Heart has released a promotional video featuring cast members discussing Larry Kramer's play, which will begin previews on April 19 at the John Gol…

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Avi Hoffman, Vladimir Zaitsev, et al. Set for Bickford Theatre's 2011-2012 Season by Dan Bacalzo

The Bickford Theatre in Morristown, New Jersey, has announced its programming for the 2011-2012 season, which will include a concert series featuring piano virtuoso Vladimir Zaitsev in Bach …

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Ruby Dee, Alica Keys, Sidney Poitier, Ntozake Shange, et al. to Be Honored at New Federal Theater Gala by Brian Scott Lipton

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theater will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special Gala at the historic Edison Ballroom at 4pm on Sunday, May 22. The event will be co-hosted by…

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Metropolitan Opera to Hold Free Summer Recital Series by Dan Bacalzo

The Metropolitan Opera will hold a free-of-charge summer recital series in all five boroughs New York City. Performers will include soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano…

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James Barbour, Melissa Errico to Star in Irish Rep's Benefit Concert Gala of Camelot at Broadway's Shubert Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

James Barbour and Melissa Errico will star as Lancelot and Guenevere in Irish Repertory Theatre's concert performance of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, to be presented as…

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Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith to Star in Michael Weller's Side Effects at MCC by Broadway.com Staff

Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith will star in MCC Theater's previously announced production of Michael Weller's Side Effects. Directed by David Auburn, performances begin on June 2 …

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Fans Hope to See Katie Finneran Lead The Real Housewives of Broadway by Broadway.com Staff

Broadway.com recently chatted with Bravo's Andy Cohen about the possibility of the Real Housewives franchise extending its reach to Broadway. So we asked our readers which talented ladie…

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A View From the Zoo as Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Visit Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger by Broadway.com Staff

Whoopi Goldberg may be busy readying for Sister Act's April 20 opening night, but that doesn't mean the Tony-winning producer isn't interested in checking out Broadway's othe…

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Million Dollar Quartet’s special guest featured in The Wall Street Journal by Akass

Click here to read the full article about Marilyn Evans Riehl visiting MDQ on Friday.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Joins Broadway’s Millionaire’s Club by Bbbblogger

Broadway’s new hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT celebrated a top charting week and joined Broadway’s “Millionaire’s Club” – grossing  $1,003,206. million for the…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Young Lin-Manuel Miranda: Footloose by Usnavi

Young Lin-Manuel Miranda: Footloose Some things you should know: 1) I'm hunched over because I think that's the only way to remain in the frame. 2) He-Man bed sheets. Nintendo AND…

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Enter Laughing, Betty's Summer Vacation and Darrell Hammond as Tru Will Play Bay Street by Kenneth Jones

Judith Ivey will direct "Saturday Night Live" veteran Darrell Hammond as Truman Capote in Jay Presson Allen's one-man play, Tru, in the summer season of Bay Street Theatre in S…

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PHOTO CALL: Wonderland Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party by Matthew Blank and Krissie Fullerton

Wonderland, the new musical that reinvents "Alice in Wonderland" for the 21st century, opened on Broadway April 17 following previews from March 21 at the Marquis Theatre. Janet Da…

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Hunter Foster Will Return to Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet in May by Andrew Gans

Hunter Foster, who created the role of Sam Philips in the Broadway production of the Tony-nominated Million Dollar Quartet, will return to that musical at the Nederlander Theatre in May.

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Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith Will Co-Star in MCC Theater's Side Effects by Andrew Gans

MCC Theater announced April 18 that Golden Globe winner Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," Lady Windermere's Fan) and Cotter Smith (Next Fall, An American Daughter, Burn This) will …

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Beth Fowler and Richard Klein Cast in Penguin Rep's Greetings! by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for Tom Dudzick's Greetings!, which will kick off Penguin Rep Theatre's 34th season in Stony Point, NY, May 20.

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What should the regional theatre of the future be doing? | Ian Brown

Larger theatres have a duty to support innovation and cater for communities – and we at West Yorkshire Playhouse are no differentIn June the West Yorkshire Playhouse, where I am artistic d…

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Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith to Star SIDE EFFECTS For MCC

MCC THEATER’S 25th ANNIVERSARY SEASON CONCLUDES WITH ANOTHER WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION JOELY RICHARDSON AND COTTER SMITH TO STAR IN MCC’S “ S I D E   E F F E C T S ” BY…

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BWW JR: MADAGASCAR LIVE by Erin Leigh Peck

In preparation for my family's visit to Dreamworks Theatricals' MADAGASCAR LIVE, now showing at Radio City through April 24th, I rented the original film from an actual Blockbuster store. Th…

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STAGE TUBE: Meet the Stars of THE NORMAL HEART!

The Normal Heart begins its limited 12-week engagement tomorrow, April 19 at the John Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, April 27. Click b…

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Joely Richardson, Cotter Smith to Star in MCC's SIDE EFFECTS

MCC THEATER Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors Blake West, Executive Director today announced that Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith will star in the third an…

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STAGE TUBE: 11 Year Old Sings LEGALLY BLONDE!

Buzzing around the theatre community this weekend was this video of an 11 year-old belting out the Act 1 finale of LEGALLY BLONDE. Click below to check out the awesome performance of So Much…

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EXCLUSIVE: A Preview of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Séance on a Wet Afternoon, an opera by Wicked composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz is set to make its New York debut April 19 at the New York City Opera. The opera, directed by Schwartz’…

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Feature: Opening Night: Wonderland by Tristan Fuge and Brian Scott Lipton

Sierra Boggess, Linda Eder, Chester Gregory, Mandy Gonzales, Peyton List, Laura Osnes, and more join Janet Dacal, Darren Ritchie, Frank Wildhorn and the company of Broadway's Wonderland on t…

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Sherry Vine Set for NYCO's LGBT Event Vines and Spirits Following April 29 Seaance on a Wet Afternoon Performance by Andy Propst

Drag diva Sherry Vine will host and perform at Vine and Spirits, an LGBT event slated to follow New York City Opera's April 29 8pm performance of Stephen Schwartz's Séa…

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Joely Richardson, Cotter Smith Set for MCC Theater's Side Effects, Previews Will Now Begin June 2 by Andy Propst

Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith will star in Michael Weller's Side Effects, which will now begin performances on June 2 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in anticipation of an official op…

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Blythe Danner, Brooke Shields to Star in Vagina Monologues at Guild Hall, Directed by Joe Mantello by Dan Bacalzo

Blythe Danner and Brooke Shields will head the cast of a benefit production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday, April 2…

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Keen Company Extends Michael Frayn's Benefactors Through May 7 by Dan Bacalzo

Keen Company has announced a one-week extension of its revival of Michael Frayn's Benefactors, at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. Carl Forsman has directed the production, which wil…

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More shows, more Tupperware to sell by Chris Jones

Dixie has elongated her Chicago engagement. "Dixie's Tupperware Party" is swimming in enough plastic to keep the lights on longer. The show, performed by Kris Andersson, will now play the Ro…

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Offer: Kingdom of Earth - Early Bird Offer!

Early bird offer: The Print Room’s KIingdom Of Earth. Thurs 28th April - Sat 28th May 2011. Eerly Booking Offer Only – Tickets Must Be Booked By 22nd April (Good Friday).

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre impressive with Balanchine tribute

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre capped off a season that began with the male bravado of "The Three Musketeers" and ended with balletic feminist George Balanchine, who famously said, "Ballet is…

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All the Beautiful People Please Stand Up, Because It’s Probably Your Birthday by Lucky

Do you know what has happened every year on April 18 throughout history? That’s when all the awesome people were born. Which leads us to this: ZOMG It’s BOTH Gavin Creel’s …

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Ludlow Lad

...and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama goes to: Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park.Congratulations to Playwright's Horizons!So it's official NYC really missed the boat on this play. It's made …

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Once More, With Feeling: Joss Whedon Revisits 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' by Dave Itzkoff

Mr. Whedon, a creator of the online musical, discusses the making of the project, a possible sequel and his future Internet ambitions. (O.K., we asked about "The Avengers," too.)

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Laurence Mark Wythe by Adaumbelle

Laurence Mark Whythe is an award winning book writer/composer and one of London's leading emerging creators of new musical theatre. His show "Tomorrow Morning" (currently playing at the York…

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John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean Will Debut on the Fourth Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship in May by Andrew Gans

The Drama Desk-nominated Off-Broadway family musical, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean, which plays Manhattan's New World Stages, continues to expand on the seas.

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Leslie Kritzer Will Make a Splash April 25 by Andrew Gans

Broadway singer-actress Leslie Kritzer, who can currently be seen Off-Broadway in the musical revue Newsical, will go it solo at Splash Bar April 25.

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Harriet Harris, John Getz, Peter Paige and More Set for Gay Marriage Plays by Andrew Gans

Casting is now complete for the first performance of the upcoming run of Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays — billed as "a funny, provocative evening of new plays by awa…

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Mary Gordon Murray, Perry Ojeda and More Set for Light in the Piazza by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for the Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities' upcoming production of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' sweeping musical, The Light in the Piazza, which will b…

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Natalie Portman's Black Swan double reiterates cover-up claims by Ben Child

Sarah Lane says actor's head was superimposed on to her body and calls reputed fakery 'degrading to the entire ballet world'A ballet dancer who performed in the acclaimed film Black Swan has…

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Broadway & Me on the Radio by Jan@broadwayandme

Yep, it’s true. I’ve just come off an incredible multimedia weekend.   Not only did I make my debut on The American Theatre Wing’s long-running TV series “Working in the Th…

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EXpose Co. delights with a cross-cultural celebration of gayness by Paula Citron

EXpose Co. is an enjoyable celebration of men’s feminine side, with Asian, North and South American and European influences

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Ballet on Emily Dickinson is pleasant, if not poetic by Paula Citron

Canadian Pacific Ballet’s interpretation of Emily Dickinson’s poetry in dance is pretty but not specific enough

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Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark Pre-Hiatus Cast at the Stage Door by Walter McBride

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the original version's final curtain call and the last performance of the show's 'Geeks' along with the last viewing of director Julie Taymor's vision.…

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Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark Last Pre-Hiatus Performance by Walter McBride

Following its historic matinee performance on Sunday, April 17, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will take a brief, three-week hiatus for technical rehearsals before unveiling the new version of…

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Harriet Harris, Peter Paige, et al. Set for April 25 Edition of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays by Dan Bacalzo

Rachael Harris, Harriet Harris, John Getz, Peter Paige, and Cynthia Stevenson will perform Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays on Monday, April 25 at 8pm. As previously reported, th…

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Brian Costello, Elise Stone, Josh Tyson, et al. Set for Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's Mother Courage and Her Children by Andy Propst

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble has announced casting for its concert reading presentation of Betrolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, to be offered on May 10 at 7:30pm and May 14-15 …

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PHOTO FLASH: Michael Learned, Ralph Waite et al. of TV's The Waltons Reunite to Celebrate Publication of Mary McDonough's Memoir by Dan Bacalzo

Eight cast members from the hit television series The Waltons reunited to celebrate the publication of Mary McDonough's Lessons From the Mountain: What I Learned From Erin Walton, at a …

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Julie Atherton, Helena Blackman, Michael Bruce Set for June Concerts at London's Pheasantry by Andy Propst

Julie Atherton, Helena Blackman and Michael Bruce will offer a series of concerts at the Pheasantry on the Kings Road in Chelsea during June. Atherton will celebrate the one year anniversar…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Phantom-sequel haters think 'Love Should Die' by J. Kelly Nestruck

Hard-core ‘phans’ are the Canadian organizers of website arguing that the new Lloyd Webber sequel Should Die

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John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean to Play Royal Caribbean's The Freedom of the Seas Beginning May 2011 by Dan Bacalzo

The Royal Caribbean will be adding performances of John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean to its cruise ship, The Freedom of the Seas, beginning in May 2011. This will be the fourth ship in which…

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Don't Be Afraid: Stage Veterans 2011 - April, 2011

The panel of stage veterans - F. Murray Abraham, Stacy Keach, Estelle Parsons and Lois Smith - discuss the rehearsal and audition process; how they deal with rejection; the pros and cons of …

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‘Porgy’ in store for local boy Norm Lewis by Elizabeth Maupin

Congratulations to Eatonville’s own Norm Lewis, the Broadway actor who just wowed audiences as Javert in the London concert staging of Les Miserables. (It’s been on PBS a lot lat…

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NSDF’11 Workshops: Finding the Story in Myth with Chris Thorpe by Lee Anderson

Chris Thopre is writing a new version of Robin Hood for the NSDF Ensemble production this year. The hour-and-a-half session took the form of a developmental workshop which explored the creat…

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NSDF’11 Workshop: Acting Restoration Comedy with David Newman by Lee Anderson

Dialogue, text and speech were the order of the day in David Newman’s workshop on English Restoration comedy. The room was jam-packed with actors and directors ready to get stuck into some…

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Interview with Big Smoke Productions by Lee Anderson

Elizabeth Gaubert (Writer/Director), Louise Malin (Producer), Katherine Edrupt (Assistant Producer & Actor), Robert Neumark Jones (Actor), Tracey Greene (Actor), Jamal Hue-Bonner (Act…

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ArtsBeat: Curtain Down, Heads Up: Where Are the Voices? by Erik Piepenburg

Readers react to Charles Isherwood's take on a dearth of good musical theater voices.

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Back to Broadway (by way of Ealing Broadway).... by Mark Shenton

I’m in New York this week (hence the late hour, for London at least, of this posting, although its only 8am here!), but I very nearly didn’t get here at all last Friday. I hardly ever ta…

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Wonderland the new musical from Frank Wildhorn opens on Broadway – Review Roundup

Wonderland, the new musical from Frank Widhorn, opened on Broadway on April 17, 2011.  Wonderland is an updating of the Alice in Wonderland story by Frank Baum. This is Frank Wildhorn’…

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What to say about ... War Horse on Broadway by Patrick Kingsley

New York's blubbing bloggers fall for this horsey transfer from the National Theatre, but critics find some strings attachedSo if a theatre critic walked into a Broadway bar, and the barman …

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Photo Coverage: WONDERLAND Opening Night on Broadway - Party! by Linda Lenzi

BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the opening night party WONDERLAND. A New Alice. A New Musical opened on Broadway on April 17. WONDERLAND stars Janet Dacal as Alice, Darren Ritchie as…

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Photo Coverage: WONDERLAND Opening Night on Broadway - Curtain Call! by Peter James Zielinski

WONDERLAND. A New Alice. A New Musical opened on Broadway on April 17. WONDERLAND stars Janet Dacal as Alice, Darren Ritchie as Jack the White Knight, E. Clayton Cornelious as Caterpillar, J…

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News: Opening: Matrimonial, Eagles & Ridley Napalm

Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are: OPENING TONIGHT, Monday 18 April 2011, Corrie!, Jonathan Harvey’s play celebrating 50 years of Co…

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News: Castellucci Removes Black Veil for Son of God

Romeo Castellucci has pulled this week’s UK run and all subsequent international tour dates of his latest offering, The Minister's Black Veil. Though the production, which Castellucci…

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Gossip: Royal Wedding Fever Hits Tkts in Leicester Sq???

With the Royal Wedding feeling increasing iminent and Kate and Will fever sweeping the nation, the Society of London Theatre's Tkts booth in Leicester Square is offering one free ticket to a…

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WOS TV: Vote for West End Eurovision Videos

The fourth annual West End Eurovision, a late-night competition which will see 11 London shows perform fully costumed and choreographed versions of a Eurovision Song Contest numbers, will be…

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Equity: A first-timer’s perspective by Corrinne Curtis

I joined Equity’s ranks as a student member (it’s really not that long ago but already it feels a million miles away) without knowing much about it except the old school views of its ex…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Godspell, Union Theatre, London by Scott Matthewman

Union Theatre, London: As we enter Holy Week, it must seem an apposite time to revive Godspell, the musical which sees a number of uplifting songs interspersed with parables re-enacted, with…

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London hit "War Horse" makes thrilling Broadway bow

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It's easy to see what attracted Steven Spielberg to British children's author Michael Morpugo's novel "War Horse."

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Samuel L Jackson to play Martin Luther King on Broadway by Judd Hollander In New York

Samuel L. Jackson will make his Broadway debut this autumn as Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning Play The Mountaintop at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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Peter Stein wins Europe Theatre Prize by Ian Herbert

German director Peter Stein, an Edinburgh International Festival regular, has been presented with the 14th Europe Theatre Prize, worth €60,000, at a ceremony in St Petersburg.

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BWW's On This Day - April 18, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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WOS TV: Vote for West End Eurovision Contestants

The fourth annual West End Eurovision, a late-night competition which will see 11 London shows perform fully costumed and choreographed versions of a Eurovision Song Contest numbers, will be…

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The rise of HighTide by Amy Powell Yeates

“HighTide has always been clear about what it exists to do: to debut plays by new playwrights that are about our world and how we understand it.” You can’t argue with Steven Atkinson, …

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Review: Breath-texts-breath by Cathryn Short

Beckett may not be everybody’s cup of tea exactly, particularly if your first experience is of the seemingly endless Waiting for Godot, so this production is an excellent introduction.…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Wonderland by Frank Scheck

Down the rabbit hole indeed.   Wonderland is the sort of horrifically bad Broadway musical that doesn’t come along too often these days. Based on-- you guessed it—AliceR…

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Feature: Top Five: Biblical Shows for Easter

In case the looming bank holidays hadn't tipped you off, Easter 2011 is this Sunday 24 April. Here's our run-down of the five shows best suited to help you find your religion, or at least co…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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'Wonderland' never finds its way on Broadway by Joe Dziemianowicz

"Wonderland," which opened Sunday night at the Marquis Theatre, takes a cue from the film version of "The Wiz" and makes Alice (Janet Dacal) an unhappy grownup. There's potential to make the…

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Review: The Tempest (Little Angel) **

This collaboration on The Tempest marks the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company and also of the Little Angel puppet theatre in Islington, always a delightful venue to visit in …

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Should newspapers pay sex workers to dish the dirt on their clients? by Roy Greenslade

The Sun made a song and dance last week about a gagging order that prevented the paper from naming an actor who "romped" with the woman "renowned" for previously romping with Wayne Rooney.It…

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How to set Miles Davis into motion

There is no other way to say it but this: River North Dance Chicago was on fire Saturday night at the Auditorium Theatre, where it presented the world premiere of Frank Chaves’ brilliant n…

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Blog: Running Round Hidden London

As I spent half the weekend catching shows in out of the way London venues -- the new Arcola in Dalston, the Hackney Empire, the Union in Southwark and the Little Angel in Islington -- I dec…

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Tina Fey: 'Ugly, pear-shaped and bitchy? I prefer offbeat, business class-assed and exhausted'

She is America's queen of comedy – and the greatest Sarah Palin impersonator ever. In an extract from her memoir, Bossypants, Tina Fey considers the pros and cons of breastfeeding, explain…

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Time Out New York Review: Wonderland

Down the rabbit hole

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Review: Godspell ***

Almost the perfect show for Easter Week, Godspell always suffered badly in comparison with Jesus Christ Superstar. Both use the parables and storyline of St Matthew covering the Last Seven D…

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Review: Lakeboat & Prairie du Chien ****

Here’s a treat: two fairly unknown David Mamet plays, both about journeys, one by sea, the other by train, produced by a new ad hoc company, Play Productions; and directed, to a very high …

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Review: The Tempest **

This collaboration on The Tempest marks the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company and also of the Little Angel puppet theatre in Islington, always a delightful venue to visit in …

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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The Royal Ballet: a new era awaits by Luke Jennings

The Royal Ballet is at crossroads – its current artistic director, Monica Mason, is about to retire and the search is on for a successor who will guard the company's rich classical heritag…

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His Way by Jesse Green

Joel Grey has learned to be more positive about life. which is a good thing, because he’s so damn busy.

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Alice at the Marquis by Peter Filichia

Suddenly during the first act of Wonderland, the thought hit me. Would this be Stephen Sondheim's favorite musical of the season? I'll grant you that that seems an unlikely scenario. The Fra…

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ASK PLAYBILL.COM: The Story of a Song Gone Missing From How to Succeed by Robert Simonson

A question asking about a song used in the 1995 Broadway revival of How to Succeed, but missing in the current revival.

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Opera is looking toward a gory-ous future by James Jorden

When "Die Walkure" opens at the Met Fri day, expect standing ovations for conductor James Levine and singers Deborah Voigt and Bryn Terfel -- and mild applause or a boo or two for director R…

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Alice is lost in Blunderland by Elisabeth Vincentelli

There's a lot of talk about time in "Wonderland." There's also so much laborious exposition and overexplaining, you'd think this flat new Broadway musical was inspired not by Lewis Carroll, …

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Monday, April 18, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Pulitzer Prize for Drama Will Be Announced April 18 by Kenneth Jones

The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, recognizing an outstanding stage work that premiered during the 2010 calendar year, will be announced 3 PM April 18 at Columbia University. Finalists are a…

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Laura Osnes, Christiane Noll, Darius de Haas, Christopher Sieber Sing Scott Alan Tunes April 18 by Andrew Gans

A host of theatre favorites sing the music of Scott Alan April 18 at Birdland in Manhattan.

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Theatre of Rock Concert, with Brenda Braxton, Chris Jackson, Felicia Finley, Presented April 18 by Andrew Gans

John Forslund and Electric Playground Inc. present Theatre of Rock: People You Know Singing Songs You Don't April 18 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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The Broadway Dolls Play The Triad April 18 by Andrew Gans

The Broadway Dolls, who are billed as "the official girl group of The Great White Way," make their New York City premiere April 18 at The Triad.

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ASK PLAYBILL.COM: The Story of Song Gone Missing From How to Succeed by Robert Simonson

A question asking about a song used in the 1995 Broadway revival of How to Succeed, but missing in the current revival.

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Belarus Free Theatre's Being Harold Pinter, Zone of Silence and Discover Love Open April 18 by Adam Hetrick

The Belarus Free Theatre productions of Being Harold Pinter, staged in repertory with Zone of Silence and Discover Love, officially open at La MaMa e.t.c. April 18 after previews that began …

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Today In Theatre History: APRIL 18 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez

1936 In Irwin Shaw's Bury the Dead the task becomes impossible as the six dead soldiers refuse the grave. This one-act protest against the war will run three months at the Ethel Barrymor…

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Review: The Situationists is a plodding, pointless comedy by Martin Morrow

In this misfired effort, Sky Gilbert can’t decide if it’s a play of ideas, a diatribe or a farce

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A love-hate relationship with the Phantom by J. Kelly Nestruck

Hard-core ‘phans’ are the Canadian organizers of website arguing that the new Lloyd Webber sequel Should Die

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Julie Andrews: The Sunday Conversation by Irene Lacher

The British actress, about to be honored at the Geffen Playhouse during its annual fundraiser, reminisces about her early stage work, her late husband, Blake Edwards, and her wish list of pr…

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