Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDOL Season Finale - Lady Gaga, Beyonce, & More!

In a night packed with performances from stars from Beyonce to Lady Gaga to Tim McGraw, this year's winner was revealed to be 17-year-old country crooner Scotty McCreery BroadwayWorld brings…

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The Lady's Not For Burning by Theasy.com

Parenthesis Theater, Walkerspace, Off Off Broadway By Weston Clay BOTTOM LINE: A poetic 20th century comedy in the tradition of Shakespeare brought back to life in this off off Broadw…

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Watch Bono, The Edge and Spider-Man Star Reeve Carney Soar on American Idol Finale with 'Rise Above' by Broadway.com Staff

American Idol ended its season with all the glory of a superhero on May 25. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark's Reeve Carney performed "Rise Above" with the musical's composers…

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Up the River by Michael McKean

In early March, I received an invitation from Kate Powers, a theater director. She was staging Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts, a play I had performed in 2008 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater a…

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A marry-go-round by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The new dramedy "Cradle and All" re lies on a promising narrative gambit: The first act takes place in the Brooklyn apartment of the stylish, childless Claire and Luke; the second act puts u…

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ABT takes new dances out for a spin by Leigh Witchel

American Ballet Theatre took the plunge with three new ballets Tuesday night by three big names: Christopher Wheeldon, Alexie Ratmansky and Benjamin Millepied. The last drew Millepied’s ve…

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It's Maye in May: Marilyn Maye at Feinstein's by Wendy Caster

I love Marilyn Maye.Really, what's not to love? Maye is an American Classic, a jazz-cabaret singer who started singing professionally in the Great Depression, an 83-year-old who swings with …

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Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (Broadway) - "Rise Above 1" [feat. Bono & The Edge] LIVE by Sophiabpuentes

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (Broadway) - "Rise Above 1" [feat. Bono & The Edge] LIVE Reeve Carney, the star of the Broadway musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'&#…

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Broadway Revival of Godspell to Begin Performances on October 13 at Circle in the Square by Brian Scott Lipton

The long-planned Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's musical Godspell will begin previews at Circle in the Square on October 13, with an offical opening set for November 7, according…

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Are Screen Stars Stealing Stage Actors' Jobs?

"Whether stage actors... will disappear from Broadway's future if the Tonys continue to focus on Hollywood stars is debatable. Many actors appearing on Broadway--including Al Pacino, a nomin…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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'Sleep No More' and 'Jerusalem' Extend Runs

In this season of (seemingly) a thousand Shakespeare plays on the New York stage, even productions bearing the faintest whiff of the Bard are finding more demand than supply.

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BWW EXCLUSIVE: Roslyn Hart & Nick Chase of SHELLS by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are talking to the eponymous star of SHELLS herself - Roslyn Hart - in addition to the writerdirector of the mostly one-woman-show, Nick Chase, that is equal parts 21st century part…

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Broadway Revival of Godspell Sets Dates at Circle in the Square by Broadway.com Staff

The planned Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell has found a home. The musical, directed by Daniel Goldstein, will play the Circle in the Square Theatre beginning on October…

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A Time to Kill

Legit Reviews: The wheels of justice operate at breakneck speed in "A Time to Kill," a new stage adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel that examines whether it's ever permissible to take t…

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Metz pokes head out of 'Cubicle,' reviews 'Superman 2050' by Chris Jones

In her On the Fringe column this week, Nina Metz reviews "Superman 2050" (not "Spider-Man," "Superman"), a show wherein the entire cast occupies the space about the size of a parking space. …

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Laughs and Gasps: America Magazine by Rob Weinert-Kendt

The many emotions of Broadway’s new season

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The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman by Adaumbelle

I had another delightful evening at the 59E59 Theaters. I saw "The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman" presented by Rubicon Theatre Company, with direction by David Zippel. With a …

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Theater Review | 'Cradle and All' : A Clock Ticking to Incessant Wailing by Charles Isherwood

Parenthood is considered from both the hypothetical and actual perspectives in “Cradle and All,” a slight but mostly satisfying comedy by Daniel Goldfarb.

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Cy Coleman's 'The Best Is Yet to Come' by LINDA WINER

There was a time, not so long ago, when the engaging, jazzy, high-gloss melodies of Cy Coleman kept Broadway happy in the trough between the musical-theater's golden age and the onslaught of…

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The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman by Wendy Caster

In his director's note for The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman, David Zippel aptly refers to "the dazzling depth and breadth" of Coleman's work. Dazzling depth and breadth indee…

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Review: The Best Is Yet to Come by Sandy Macdonald

This bracing tribute show to composer Cy Coleman has romance, glamour, gutsy emotion, and six brilliant performers.

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Review: Cradle and All by David Finkle

Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller give spirited performances in Daniel Goldfarb's pair of one-acts about parenthood.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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GODSPELL to Open at Circle in the Square 11/7

BroadwayWorld.com reported back on April 21 that the Broadway-bound revival of Godspell, which is now aiming for the Great White Way in the 2011-12 theatre season will likely play in the Cir…

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'Cradle and All' proves you can't live with babies or without them by Joe Dziemianowicz

Babies you can't live with them and you can't live without them. There, in a nutshell, is Daniel Goldfarb's likable new comedy "Cradle and All," which follows two Brooklyn Heights couples f…

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James Lapine Takes a Bow

A benefit for the New York Theatre Workshop was called Monday in the Plaza with James. There was no false advertising here.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Not the Usual ABT Fare

The awkwardly titled "From Classic to Premieres" quadruple bill offers a series of one-act ballets from a company more used to producing multiact story dances.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Pygmalion - review by Michael Billington

Garrick, LondonLast year in Chichester I found Philip Prowse's production of Shaw's indestructible play coarse and overstated. If it has improved, it is partly because it fits more snugly in…

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Godspell Revival Will Play Broadway's Circle in the Square This October by Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans

The Broadway revival of Godspell, Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak's folk-rock ensemble musical based on the Gospel of Matthew, will begin Broadway previews Oct. 13 at the Circl…

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 13 - John Lithgow & SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS by Pat Cerasaro

As a super-special Spring extension of BroadwayWorlds SOUND OFF column, every day until the Tony Awards on June 12 we will be presenting a spectacular new entry in the SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 …

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Exclusive: It's Official - Kristin Chenoweth Is Broadway Royalty as She Performs for the Queen!

Kristin Chenoweth is one of Broadway's biggest standout exports since Barbra Streisand. It used to be that Broadway actors would go to LA for pilot season and very often come home empty hand…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Barbra Streisand GYPSY Film Said to Still Be a Go

As has been speculated, Barbra Streisand may still play Mama Rose in a new GYPSY movie despite author Arthur Laurents' recent death. The sixty-nine-year-old legend was enlisted to play Mama …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 06:55PM

Reeve Carney feat. Bono and The Edge - Rise Above 1 (Audio) by Spidermanonbwayvevo

Reeve Carney feat. Bono and The Edge - Rise Above 1 (Audio) "Rise Above 1" by Reeve Carney feat. Bono & The Edge from the hit Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Buy …

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Priscilla's Divas Dig into New Diva-Licious Dessert at Serendipity by Broadway.com Staff

The honorary sweets just keep on coming for Priscilla Queen of the Desert. After receiving some fantastic cupcakes in the show's name, the flashy disco musical has now inspired an elabor…

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ArtsBeat: 'Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord': 'Godspell' Revival Coming to Broadway by Patrick Healy

The revival, originally been aiming to open on Broadway in the summer of 2008, will be staged at Circle in the Square, with previews to begin on Oct. 13 and an opening night scheduled for No…

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Tony Kushner: Can't Support Himself as a Playwright by Noreply@blogger.com (scott Walters)

"I make my living now as a screenwriter! Which I’m surprised and horrified to find myself saying, but I don’t think I can support myself as a playwright at this point. I don’t think an…

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Broadway 'Spider-Man' album to go on sale in June

Despite an unharmonious start that turned the "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway into a late-night talk show joke, a cast album will go on sale June 14.

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Luck runs out for 'Guy'

Legit News: Off Broadway musical to close May 29 -- Commercial Off Broadway tuner "Lucky Guy" won't make it to the end of its skedded run, with producers posting a closing notice for Sunday.

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Kelly Critic review: Elizabeth Forward's 'Back to the 80s'

Standing at the back of the theater of Elizabeth Forward High School, an abyss of darkness loomed before me.

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Bono and The Edge to Contribute Track to Spider-Man Cast Album; Release Date Set for Opening Night by Broadway.com Staff

June 14 is shaping up to be a really big day for Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. Not only will the long-previewing show officially open on Broadway, but the date also marks the release of the…

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Broadway 'Spider-Man' album to go on sale in June

NEW YORK (AP) -- Despite an unharmonious start that turned the "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway into a late-night talk show joke, a cast album will go on sale June 14....

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Cast of MAMMA MIA! to Appear on BEST IN SMOKE, 5/29

The stars of Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus' smash hit musical MAMMA MIA, now celebrating 10 years at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, will be featured as celebrity judges on the sea…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 06:10PM

The Merry Wives of Windsor | "The Buck Basket: Excerpt C" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratfordfestival

The Merry Wives of Windsor | "The Buck Basket: Excerpt C" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival Master Ford (Tom Rooney) searches the house for Falstaff but has no luck. Master Page (T…

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The Merry Wives of Windsor | "The Buck Basket: Excerpt B" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratfordfestival

The Merry Wives of Windsor | "The Buck Basket: Excerpt B" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival Mistress Alice Ford (Lucy Peacock) and Mistress Page (Laura Condlln) attempt to hide Sir…

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PHOTO FLASH: Press Preview of Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana by Dan Bacalzo

The new Cirque du Soleil show Zarkana held a press event at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, May 24. The show will begin performances at the venue on June 9, with an official opening on Jun…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/25/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 52511.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Audience Reaction by Two River Theater

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Audience Reaction Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Two River Theater Company May 17 - June 5, 2011 Production conce…

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Tony Nominee Chat: Women on the Verge Star Patti LuPone Can’t Wait to 'Wear Something Short' on the Red Carpet by Broadway.com Staff

It’s a time-honored Broadway tradition: the day after the Tony nominations are announced, the lucky nominees get gussied up to meet the press. Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontore…

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The Merry Wives of Windsor | "The Buck Basket: Excerpt A" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratfordfestival

The Merry Wives of Windsor | "The Buck Basket: Excerpt A" | Stratford Shakespeare Festival Sir John Falstaff (Geraint Wyn Davies) tries to woo Mistress Alice Ford (Lucy Peacock) w…

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Review: 'Brownie Points' forces Southern moms to just get along

"Brownie Points" by Janece Shaffer, at Taproot Theatre through June 19, 2011.

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Laurents Left Book, Play and Plan for ‘Gypsy’ Film by Patrick Healy

Before his death this month, Arthur Laurents gave his blessing to a new film version of “Gypsy,” possibly starring Barbra Streisand, and finished a full-length play and his third memoir.

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'Three Days of Rain' by BackStage: Drafty space well serves play about gap between generations by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Three Days of Rain" ★★★ Through June 25 at Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western Ave.; Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes; Tickets: $25 at 773-296-6024 or backstagetheatreco…

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BOOK OF MORMON Cast Recording Named Fastest Selling Digital Release

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, released digitally by Ghostlight Records on May 17, is the fastest selling digital release of a cast recording in history, accord…

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Anything Goes on Broadway Celebrates Fleet Week! by Akass

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Anything Goes celebrates Fleet Week with special performances, parties and a photo contest. Intrepid Broadway Concert A perfor…

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This Week on Broadway for May 25, 2011: Jonathan Groff by James Marino

James Marino, Michael Portantiere, Lucky and The Mick interview Stage and Glee star Jonathan Groff.

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SPIDER-MAN's 'Rise Above' Single Available Tomorrow!

Music from SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will be released on June 14th by Interscope Records. With 14 new songs co-written by Bono and The Edge for the Broadway production, SPIDER-MAN Turn Of…

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Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN's 'Rise Above' Single Available Tomorrow!

Music from SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will be released on June 14th by Interscope Records. With 14 new songs co-written by Bono and The Edge for the Broadway production, SPIDER-MAN Turn Of…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WIZARD OF OZ Cast Recording Gets US Release June 28th

The 2011 London Palladium cast recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stunning new production of The Wizard Of Oz is currently available digitally and will be in stores June 28th through Decca B…

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Alan Cumming’s scariest role: playing himself

Scottish actor Alan Cumming has taken on an extraordinary variety of roles that range from a James Bond villain to a London transvestite to a Chicago political operative. But he admits the m…

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Theater Review: KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE (L.A. – Downtown) by Tony Frankel

WHAT THE FUNK? When giving feedback at High School theatre competitions, adjudicators are reminded to encourage, not discourage young performers: negative criticism, however accurate, may da…

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Glee Poll: What's Your Favorite Broadway Song Performed During Glee's Second Season? by Broadway.com Staff

That's a wrap! As the curtain came down on season two of Glee, the New Directions crew headed to New York City for the nationals competiton. Not surprisingly, there were plenty of nods t…

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John Dossett, Judy McLane and More Mamma Mia Stars to Be Featured in Food Network's Best in Smoke Finale by Dan Bacalzo

The stars of Broadway's Mamma Mia!, which performs at the Winter Garden Theatre, will be featured as celebrity judges on the season finale of The Food Network series Best in Smoke this …

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Priscilla’s Journey to the Heart of Fabulous Fun Facts and 100th Performance Continues! by Mstrassheim

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL   THE JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF FABULOUS FUN FACTS AND COUNTDOWN TO 100TH PERFORMANCE ON BROADWAY MAY 27 CONTINUES   “A rollicking crowd pleaser i…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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MTC’s “Cradle and All” Opens Tonight by Bbbblogger

The Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) world premiere of CRADLE AND ALL, the new play by Daniel Goldfarb (Sarah, Sarah; Modern Orthodox…

Linked From BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN at 04:56PM

Live Nation signs exclusive sponsorship deal with UPS

Concert and ticketing giant Live Nation has signed an exclusive deal with package shipping company UPS that will make the deliverer Live Nation's exclusive shipper and partner for an undiscl…

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London Cast Recording of The Wizard of Oz, Starring Danielle Hope, Michael Crawford, to Get June 28 U.S. Release by Andy Propst

The new cast recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Wizard Of Oz, playing at the London Palladium in the West End, will be released by Decca Broadway for sale in the U.S. …

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Mamma Mia! Broadway Stars on Food Network’s ‘Best in Smoke’ Season Finale 5/29 by Bbbblogger

The stars of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, now celebrating 10 years at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, will be featured as celebrity judges on th…

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Eric Ting Booked With Series of Workshop Productions

You would think that after staging two back-to-back shows Eric Ting, associate artistic director of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven would take a long break.   Instead Ting's dance card …

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This Week on Broadway for May 25, 2011: Jonathan Groff by James Marino

If you would like to listen to the podcast, click on the arrow in the player below. Notes and links for the podcast. Panel: James Marino | james@broadwayradio.com | Twitter | …

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Single, "Rise Above 1," to Be Released May 25 by Andy Propst

"Rise Above 1," a single from the forthcoming recording of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, will be available for digital download on May 25 at 8pm (ET) / 5pm (PT). …

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Spider-Man Cast Recording Due in June; Single of "Rise Above 1" Released May 25 by Andrew Gans

A cast recording of the much-in-the-news musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, which resumed performances May 12 at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre, will be released in June.

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BWW Discounts: Save Big on BABY IT'S YOU!- The Golden Oldies Broadway Musical by Contests

Save on tickets to see BABY IT'S YOU, a new musical

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Review: "Zero Hour" by Fred Sokol

The audience is startled when Jim Brochu, who might as well be Zero Mostel reincarnated, first appears in Zero Hour, which he has written. The actor performs his 90-minute monologue with int…

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Review: "West Side Story" by Fred Sokol

West Side Story, at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford through May 29th, is at its best when a dynamic group of actors are dancing, spinning, and gyrating all over the s…

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Goodspeed Musicals' CUTMAN a boxing musical by Livefromthemainstage

Goodspeed Musicals' CUTMAN a boxing musical Cutman is the dramatic story of a young Jewish boxer who dreams of being the Welterweight Champion of the World. Trained by his father in th…

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Theater Review: LET ME DOWN EASY (Tour) by Tony Frankel

SHE MAKES IT LOOK EASY With Let Me Down Easy, Anna Deavere Smith’s powerful, engrossing and resonant solo outing, you may feel inspired to have a meaningful conversation with friends and f…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Stewart in RSC's MERCHANT OF VENICE

Stage and screen star Patrick Stewart stars in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Rupert Goold. Set in Las Vegas, the production runs through Oct…

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The Wire actors reunited for Sheffield production of Othello by Maev Kennedy

Clarke Peters and Dominic West will appear in Shakespeare play to mark Crucible theatre's 40th anniversaryTwo stars of cult TV series The Wire will appear this autumn in a startlingly differ…

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Jeffry Denman, Capathia Jenkins, Luba Mason, et al. Set for Covenant House's A Night of Broadway Stars Concert by Andy Propst

Lawrence Clayton, Jeffry Denman, Rita Harvey, Capathia Jenkins, Luba Mason, Natalie Toro and Danny Zolli will perform at A Night of Broadway Stars, to be offered on June 2 at the Frederick P…

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Broadway has another great week at the box office by Tim Fraser

Broadway box offices saw a second straight week of improved ticket sales with the total reaching $24,911,281 for the week ending May 22, up nearly $2 million from last week's total of $23,02…

Linked From Ticket News at 04:00PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Orgasmico Theatre Company Announces Cast for The Barking Pig by Bethany Rickwald

The Orgasmico Theatre Company has announced casting for its world premiere of The Barking Pig, to be presented at Theater Asylum as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 11-26. In th…

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Jane Krakowski, John Legend et al. Set for Enlow Hall Season by Dan Bacalzo

The Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University (also known as Enlow Hall) has announced its second concert season, which will open on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm with Tony Aw…

Linked From TheaterMania at 03:47PM

A Month of Mormon Day 13: Workshops Spruce Up Book's Writing by Broadway.com Staff

Mormon month continues at Broadway.com as we deliver daily videos about the The Book of Mormon's road to Broadway. When the show's co-creators Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lope…

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Last Chance: Here At Home & The Tempest by Ludlow Lad

This weekend is the closing for two excellent shows that Ludlow Lad can highly recommend.31 Down's HERE AT HOME is an hypnotic and disorienting piece about war. It is expertly directed and …

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Twitter Again by Chloe Veltman

It's amazing how one's work can sometimes get co-opted by people who have such a strong point of view about something that it makes them blind to the actual words they read on the page.This …

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SLEEP NO MORE Extends Off-Bway Run Through Labor Day!

EMURSIVE Randy Weiner, Arthur Karpati, and Jonathan Hochwald, principals announced today that the New York premiere of Punchdrunk's Sleep No More has extended its run through the Labor Day, …

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Off-Broadway's Manipulation Will Close Prior to Official Opening by Andrew Gans

Victoria E. Calderon's Manipulation, which is billed as "one woman's struggle for freedom and self-discovery," will play its final performance at the Cherry Lane Theatre Ma…

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Marin Ireland, Tasha Lawrence, Dallas Roberts et al. Set for Theatre for One by Dan Bacalzo

Steve Cuiffo, Birgit Huppuch, Marin Ireland, Tasha Lawrence and Dallas Roberts will be the performers participating in Theatre for One, a uniquely intimate theatrical experience available to…

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One Man, Two Guvnors

Legit Reviews: Hold the front page: Vaudeville Discovered Alive and Well... and living uproariously in Nicholas Hytner's joyous production.

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Luck Runs Out for New Musical Lucky Guy; Show to Close Early by Broadway.com Staff

Lucky Guy, the country musical journey through the streets of Nashville, is set to close early. The show, written and directed by Willard Beckham, will play its final performance on May 29, …

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LUCKY GUY to Shutter Early; Ends Run 5/29

L. Glenn Poppleton Producer announced today that Lucky Guy, a new musical comedy, will end its limited engagement following the evening performance on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 730 p.m. The sh…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:08PM

Blood Brothers Shout-Out in the NY Press by Jamespeak

Well, hey! The Blood Brothers present...FREAKS FROM THE MORGUE gets a nice shout-out in the NY Press' Summer Theater Guide. Check that out!And we're with the Press: don't worry about decidi…

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Julie Tobiason resigns from Seattle Dance Project

Julie Tobiason, co-founder and co-artistic director of Seattle Dance Project, announces her resignation.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO CALL: Lysistrata Jones, Staged on NYC Basketball Court, Plays Off-Broadway by Matthew Blank

Lysistrata Jones, the new Douglas Carter Beane-Lewis Flinn musical that rips a page out of Aristophanes' ancient comedy about women withholding sex in protest of war, plays a Greenwich V…

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PHOTO CALL: Exclusive First Look at New Musical Lysistrata Jones, Staged on NYC Basketball Court by Matthew Blank

Lysistrata Jones, the new Douglas Carter Beane-Lewis Flinn musical that rips a page out of Aristophanes' ancient comedy about women withholding sex in protest of war, plays a Greenwich V…

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Maureen McGovern Will Carry It On at Two River Theater; Season Also Includes Michael Cumpsty by Kenneth Jones

Maureen McGovern will star in her "musical memoir" Carry It On in the 2011-12 season of Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. The season will also feature such artists as Sam Buntrock…

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Broadway Actor Kevin Gray Joins Hartt School Faculty

Kevin Gray, a leading musical actor on Broadway and on tour as well as film and television, will join The Hartt School at the University of nHartford this fall as associate professor of thea…

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Punchdrunk's Sleep No More Extends Through Labor Day by Adam Hetrick

New Yorkers will now have the chance to haunt the hallways of the McKittrick Hotel through the summer. The critically acclaimed immersive theatre experience Sleep No More has extended throug…

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Hello! Mormon Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Hits a High Note with Jimmy Fallon by Broadway.com Staff

Talk show host Jimmy Fallon is clearly a fan of Broadway's newest hit, The Book of Mormon. On May 24 the musical's Tony-nominated star Andrew Rannells sat down on the funnyman&#…

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Jersey Boys to perform on the Intrepid for Fleet Week 5/27

The cast of JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will perform on the Intrepid for Fleet Week on Friday, May 27 beginning at 1200pm.

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Kristin Chenoweth Performs "For Good" on "Oprah" (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, who created the role of Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked, performed “For Good” from the hit musical on the second part of Oprah Winfrey̵…

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BWW TV: A TIME TO KILL at Arena Stage - Performance Highlights!

This week, Arena Stage opened the highly anticipated A TIME TO KILL, starring Broadway's Sebastian Arcelus ELF, JERSEY BOYS. The play is a Rupert Holmes' adaptation of a novel by John Grisha…

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Sleep No More Extends Off-Broadway Through September 5 by Andy Propst

Punchdrunk's Sleep No More has announced another extension, and is now set to run through Labor Day, September 5. The production, co-directed by Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyle, plays a…

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Area Street Closures for Memorial Day Weekend by Media Center

Memorial Day weekend will take place on May 27-30, meaning street closures along the National Mall for various events. read more

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Wednesday Wordplay: Bette Davis and her enemies by Scotty Zacher

   I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.        &…

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Rambert Dance Company – review by Judith Mackrell

Sadler's Wells, LondonMusic creates the challenges as well as the pleasures of Rambert's latest mixed bill – and nowhere more so than in Paul Taylor's 1985 Roses. Wagner's Siegfried Idyll,…

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PHOTO CALL: Patrick Stewart Stars in Las Vegas-Set Merchant of Venice at the Royal Shakespeare Company by Krissie Fullerton

The RSC production of The Merchant of Venice, a part of its 50th birthday season, starring Patrick Stewart, began performances on May 13 for a run through October 4.

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Avenue Q School Edition Will Feature "Social Life Is Online" In Place of "Internet Is for Porn" by Andrew Gans

When Music Theatre International begins licensing the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q for school productions, the musical will feature several changes to its script and score.

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Lucky Guy to Close Off-Broadway May 29; Original Cast Recording Planned by Dan Bacalzo

The Off-Broadway production of writer/director Willard Beckham's new musical comedy Lucky Guy, at the Little Shubert Theatre, will close following the evening performance on Sunday, May…

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Lucky Guy's Luck Runs Out; Musical Will Close May 29 by Kenneth Jones

Lucky Guy, the country-fried musical comedy about a singer who dreams of Nashville stardom, will close prematurely on May 29, just ten days after opening May 19 at Off-Broadway's Little …

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Formerly Homeless Youth to Perform With Rita Harvey, Natalie Toro And More

Homeless youth striving to turn their lives around will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform with Broadway stars at Covenant House's A Night of Broadway Stars gala on Thursday, Ju…

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Disney to Release OZ Film in March 2013

According to ComingSoon.net, Disney plans to release 'Oz, the Great and Powerful', a prequel to 'The Wizard of Oz,' in March 2013. Set to star in the film are the previously reported Michell…

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Cherry Jones to Be Honored at A.R.T./New York Spring Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones will be among the honorees at the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) spring gala, to be held at 3LD in lower Manhattan, on Monda…

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Thoughts on ‘The Gospel According to James’ at Victory Gardens by Bob [cta]

Last night I tagged along as the lovely Katy Walsh’s plus one as she reviewed Victory Gardens’ The Gospel According to James for her blog, The Fourth Walsh. Now, because I wasn&#…

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"Rock of Ages" To Play New Haven's Shubert Theater

The national tour of "Rock of Ages" will play the 97-year-old Shubert Theater in New Haven in December. The musical will be making its Connecticut debut. The non-Equity show will be part of …

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Tony-Nominated Jerusalem Extends Limited Engagement for Four More Weeks by Broadway.com Staff

Johnny "Rooster" Byron is going to wreak havoc on Broadway for another month. Jez Butterworth's Tony-nominated play, Jerusalem, has added four weeks of performances to its…

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Wonderland's Kate Shindle on final show proposal by Stagerush

Wonderland's Kate Shindle on final show proposal WONDERLAND's Kate Shindle on the surprise of co-stars Darren Ritchie and Janet Dacal getting engaged during the show's final cur…

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Graney does 'Taming of the Shrew' in St. Louis by Chris Jones

(posted by Doug George) Sean Graney is nothing if not prolific. The multi-talented Chicagoan and Hypocrites founder is directing an outdoors production of "The Taming of the Shrew" for the S…

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Robin de Jesus and Zach Booth Will Be The Boys Upstairs at the Beechman by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus will head the cast of Jason Mitchell's The Boys Upstairs, which will be presented June 9 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre as part of the New York…

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Serendipity 3 Unveils the Priscilla Diva-Licious Sundae (Photo) by Michael C. Gioia

Priscilla fans: Now you can enjoy your favorite musical in midtown and the Upper East Side. Serendipity 3, the New York City restaurant known for extravagant deserts, is honoring Broadway’…

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Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells Visits Jimmy Fallon (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Andrew Rannells visited “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to talk about the Tony nominated musical, The Book of Mormon, which officially opened on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill T…

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News: WOS Magazine Goes Shrek Green, Jun/Jul Out Now

For a second edition in a row, we’ve got a Whatsonstage.com Award winner as the face of Whatsonstage.com Magazine. Nigel Lindsay won this year’s gong for Best Supporting Actor in a Play …

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PHOTO FLASH: Serendipity 3 Unveils Priscilla Queen of the Desert Sundae by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, May 25, Serendipity 3 unveiled the official Priscilla Queen of the Desert Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae. The Sundae, served in a milk chocolate glitter covered heel, includes vani…

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Sardi's Star Sighting! Watch Lea Michele Meet Patti LuPone on Glee by Broadway.com Staff

Glee got a diva dose on its May 24 season finale, thanks to a guest appearance from two-time Tony winner (and nominee again this year) Patti LuPone. During the glee club's New York City …

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JERUSALEM Extends Bway Run Through 8/21

JERUSALEM has extended its limited engagement on Broadway for an additional four weeks. The critically acclaimed, award-winning production will now run through August 21 at the Music Box The…

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Victoria E. Calderon's Manipulation to Play Final Performance Off-Broadway May 29 by Andy Propst

Victoria E. Calderon's Manipulation will play its final performance at the Cherry Lane Theatre on May 29. The production, which began performances on May 14, was to have officially ope…

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Glenn Close Led DAMAGES Returns to TV July 13

Three-time Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close will return to television for season four of the Emmy Award-winning, critically acclaimed legal thriller, DAMAGES, on Wednesday, July 13 at …

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Follies, Kennedy Center, Washington

This staging, in spite of an uneven first act, is probably as high-quality as we're likely to get, and to hear cabaret standards with a 28-piece orchestra is sublime

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Musicals by Gerard Alessandrini, Joe Calarco, Brett Schrier and More Set for NYMF by Adam Hetrick

The New York Musical Theatre Festival will present Madame X, a new work by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, as well as Time Between Us, Date of a Lifetime and a fresh take on …

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Review: Macbeth ****

Early in this revival of Verdi’s Macbeth something extraordinary occurs.  Lady M, who has entered for the first time and muttered her way through a letter from her husband, turns …

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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside The 2011 Drama League Awards - Part 2 by Broadway Beat

Winners of the 2010-11 Drama League Awards were presented at the 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. …

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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside the 2011 Drama League Awards - Part 1 by Broadway Beat

Winners of the 2010-11 Drama League Awards were presented at the 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. …

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Kristin Chenoweth Honors Winfrey’s Work ‘For Good’ on Oprah’s Farewell Show by Broadway.com Staff

After 25 years on the air, television legend Oprah Winfrey is bringing her talk show to an end on May 25, and among the many famous faces that turned out to wish her well was Broadway's …

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Kristin Chenoweth Honors Oprah’s Work ‘For Good’ on Talk Show Queen’s Farewell Show by Broadway.com Staff

After 25 years on the air, television legend Oprah Winfrey is bringing her talk show to an end on May 25, and among the many famous faces that turned out to wish her well was Broadway's …

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Serendipity 3 Unveils Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Sundae by Bbbblogger

PRISCILLA IS QUEEN OF THE DESSERT! SERENDIPTIY 3 UNVEILS OFFICIAL LIFE SIZE CHOCOLATE HIGH HEEL ICE CREAM SUNDAE OF PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL New York City’s landmark ice c…

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Ratmansky/Wheeldon, American Ballet Theatre, New York

Alexei Ratmansky sets multiple worlds on stage at once – like a movie's split screen – while Christopher Wheeldon keys in to the flexible spines

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BLOOD, RIO, et al. Selected for NYMF's 2011 NEXT LINK PROJECT!

The New York Musical Theatre Festival NYMF today announced the selections for the 2011 Next Link Project, NYMF's primary writer service program. The Next Link Project empowers emerging music…

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PHOTO CALL: A Time to Kill, With Sebastian Arcelus, Erin Davie, Dion Graham, Opens at Arena Stage by Matthew Blank

A Time to Kill, Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of the novel by John Grisham, opened in its world premiere May 22 at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

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Julie Ann Emery Interviews Yours Truly by Zack

Julie Ann Emery asked to interview yours truly about my experience writing for her award-winning show, "Then we got HELP!' How did you get started as an actor?  When I was 8 yea…

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PRISCILLA on Broadway: Go West by Priscillaonbroadway

PRISCILLA on Broadway: Go West On the journey to the heart of fabulous... Go West! PRISCILLA is now on Broadway! For more information on PRISCILLA, please visit http://www.priscillaonbroad…

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Barrow Street's Sounds of Summer Will Feature Work by Michael Friedman, Glenn Berger, The Civilians by Michael Gioia

The Barrow Street Theatre's Sounds of Summer music series will feature work from Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 33 Variations, A Raisin in the Sun), Glenn Berger (S…

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Much ado about 1980s Gibraltar by Andrew Haydon

David Tennant and Catherine Tate are starring in yet another timeshifted Shakespeare. But can contemporary settings ever work?After what feels like an aeon of comparing and contrasting Hamle…

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Maria Aitken to Stage Private Lives at the Huntington; New York-Aimed Captors Completes Season by Adam Hetrick

The world premiere of Evan M. Weiner's Captors and a revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives have been added to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season.

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Jerusalem Gets a Longer Life on Broadway, Now to Aug. 21 by Kenneth Jones

Jerusalem, British playwright Jez Butterworth's tragicomic play about the indelible inhabitants of a slice of rural England, featuring Tony Award winner (and current 2011 nominee) Mark R…

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This Week on Broadway for May 25, 2011: Jonathan Groff by James Marino

James Marino, Michael Portantiere, Lucky and The Mick interview Stage and Glee star Jonathan Groff. Continue reading →

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SPIDER-MAN Cast Album Set for June 14 Release

The original cast recording of SPIDER-MAN will be released on the show's expected opening night, June 14, 2011, according to Amazon.com. The disc, which is now available for pre-orders is a…

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Arts: the week ahead

THEATER THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Karen MacDonald, Thomas Derrah, Will McGarrahan, McCaela Donovan, Kerry A. Dowling, and the rest of the cast shine in this joyously goofy — or is it goofil…

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Adirondack Fest Will Premiere Hello Out There, a Musical About Teens Playing the Market; Season Announced by Kenneth Jones

Adirondack Theatre Festival's 17th summer of professional theatre in Glens Falls, NY, will feature the world premiere of the 1990s-set musical Hello Out There, a new play by Steven Dietz…

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Broadway's Jerusalem Extends Through August 21 by Andy Propst

Jez Butterworth's Tony Award nominated Jerusalem has extended its run at the Music Box Theatre and will now play through August 21. The play, originally seen at London's Royal C…

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JERSEY BOYS TO PERFORM ON THE INTREPID FOR FLEET WEEK MAY 27 by Bbbblogger

The cast of JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will perform on the Intrepid for Fleet Week on Friday, May 27 beginning at 12:00pm. The cast will open and c…

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The Normal Heart by Sandra Mardenfeld

The most poignant character of Larry Kramer’s incendiary The Normal Heart appears silently throughout the action: the growing count of AIDS victims. Character, perhaps, provides an insuffi…

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Wicked Great! Watch Glee’s Lea Michele and Chris Colfer Change 'For Good' by Broadway.com Staff

It’s the dream of aspiring actors and singers across the country: go to New York, hightail it to Times Square, break into a Broadway theater when no one is looking... (Wait, what?! Jus…

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STAGE TUBE: MORMON's Andrew Rannells Hits High Notes with JIMMY FALLON!

Last night on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' BOOK OF MORMON star and Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells stopped by to hit some high notes with Jimmy and Ed Helms. Click below to check out t…

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Riz's Blog Review: "West Side Story" Tour at Bushnell in Hartford

The show:  "West Side Story"The place: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. What is it?: The national tour of the well-received 2009 Broadway revival, directed by t…

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King-Mellencamp 'Ghost' musical is ready for stage

Horror writer Stephen King's first play, "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," featuring haunting melodies by rocker John Mellencamp, is finally ready for the stage.

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NYC LGBT Screens ACT UP! Film with Nathan Lane, Joel Grey, et al., 5/25

This evening, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Christine Vachon Producer, Far From Heaven, Boys Don't Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, fashion guru and author Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Str…

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THE BOOK OF MORMON's Andrew Rannells will Perform 'I Believe' at the Tonys

Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post this morning that The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells will perform the song I Believe for the Tony Awards ceremony. This was reportedly a plan B …

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Jomama Jones Set for June Concerts at Symphony Space by Andy Propst

Jomama Jones will perform in concert at Symphony Space on June 21-22 at 7:30 and 9:30pm. Bobby Halverson will serve as musical director for the performances. The concerts will showcase son…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Stephen King-John Mellencamp musical ready for the stage

Pair teamed up 11 years ago to write play about ghosts in a cabin

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Marc Kudisch, Bobby Steggert, The Civilians, et al. to Perform in Sounds of Summer by Dan Bacalzo

Barrow Street Theatre will present Sounds of Summer, a musical storytelling celebration to run June 13-August 8. Among the highlights is Joshua Schmidt: Songbook (June 27), directed by Mich…

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London's Les Miserables Confirms New Cast; Production to Close Briefly for New Sound System by Mark Shenton

The London cast of Les Miserables will see Caroline Sheen, Alexia Khadime, Craig Mather, Katy Secome, Liame Tamne and Lisa-Anne Wood join the company in principal roles. They will join the p…

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Tickets Go on Sale for Paper Mill's NEWSIES, 6/13

Paper Mill Playhouse Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director is proud to announce that single tickets for all five mainstage productions go on-sale to the…

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ArtsBeat: 'Jerusalem' Gets Four-Week Extension on Broadway by Dave Itzkoff

The Tony-nominated play, which stars Mark Rylance as the manly, mangy, quasi-magical trailer denizen Johnny "Rooster" Byron, will run at the Music Box Theater through Aug. 21.

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Washington National Opera Names Glimmerglass Chief as Artistic Adviser by Daniel J. Wakin

The move heralds possible links between the institutions.

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More Fringe reviews online by Elizabeth Maupin

Just a note to say that I’ve posted 34 Fringe reviews online. If you want to read them, look to the right-hand column of this site and click on the title you want. Happy reading!

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Photo Flash: Hines Ward Wins DANCING WITH THE STARS!

Last night on Dancing with the Stars, Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward and his partner Kym Johnson won the ultimate rize and went home with the coveted mirror ball trophy. Check out photos from…

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Watch (or Re-Watch) the "Glee" New York Season Finale (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

The New Directions made it to New York City all the way from Lima, OH, for the “ultimate singing showdown,” also known as nationals. If you missed last night’s “New Y…

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You Never Can Tell by Theasy.com

Gloria Maddox Theater, Off Off Broadway By Alan J. Miller BOTTOM LINE: A charming, delightful and first-rate revival of Shaw's seaside comedy, appropriate for the entire family. You …

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Gerard Alessandrini and Robert Hetzel's Madame X to Be Part of NYMF; 2011 Next Link Project Selections Announced by Dan Bacalzo

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the selections for the 2011 Next Link Project, NYMF's primary writer service program. This year's festival will run Septe…

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On the ropes: behind the scenes at As the World Tipped – audio slideshow by Christopher Thomond, Jim Powell, Tim Maby

Writer and director Nigel Jamieson and Wired Aerial theatre founder Wendy Hesketh Ogilvie talk about their new show, As the World Tipped, which combines dramatic video visuals with aerial pe…

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Photo Flash: A Very Country AMERICAN IDOL Finale!

Last night on American Idol, the final two country youngsters, Lauren and Scotty, battled it out in the Nokia Theatre in the hopes of winning it all Check out photos from the episode below

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NY1 Theater Review: "Lucky Guy"

The new country western themed musical comedy, "Lucky Guy," is currently taking up residence at off-Broadway's Little Shubert Theatre.

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A Return to Acting That’s From the Heart by Patrick Healy

Joe Mantello, a two-time Tony winner for directing, returned to acting for the role that resonates the most with him, Ned Weeks in “The Normal Heart.”

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A Hard-Hitting Role That’s Close to Home by David Rooney

Bobby Cannavale, who is nominated for a Tony for playing a recovering addict in “The ___________ in the Hat,” brings an unstinting physical, intellectual and emotional commitment to his …

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Music From Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark CD to Be Released June 14 by Andy Propst

Interscope Records will release a cast recording of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark entitled, Music From Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, according to Amazon.com. The CD will be …

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Stage Scenes: Bobby Cannavale

Photos of some of the actor’s past performances in New York.

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Francesca Zambello to Be Artistic Advisor for Washington National Opera by Dan Bacalzo

Theater and opera director Francesca Zambello has been appointed Artistic Advisor for Washington National Opera. The company has also named Chief Operating Officer Michael L. Mael as Executi…

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Shaw Festival's 50th Season Launches May 25 With Heartbreak House; Niagara Falls Will Glow Gold by Kenneth Jones

It's a sure sign of spring and the coming summer in Ontario: The Shaw Festival celebrates its annual Opening Week starting May 25 with the opening night of George Bernard Shaw's Hear…

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Edward James Olmos, Mos Def Sign on for Showtime's "Dexter" by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Edward James Olmos, Mos Def and Colin Hanks have signed on for appearances in the sixth season of the Showtime series "Dexter," according to EW.com.

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THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP ANNOUNCES SECOND CYCLE GRANT RECIPIENTS OF INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL CONNECTIONS PROGRAM by Bbbblogger

May 25, 2011 CONTACTS: Dafina McMillan dmcmillan@tcg.org 212-609-5955 Boneau/Bryan-Brown                                                   …

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Avenue Q School Edition, "My Social Life is Online" by Mtishows

Avenue Q School Edition, "My Social Life is Online" Because the original AVENUE Q has some content elements that previously made it a difficult choice for some high school product…

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Did the fat lady sing for New York City Opera? And is this an operatic omen? by Ken Davenport

In a dramatic move that deserves its own aria, New York City Opera, the very first tenant of the center known as Lincoln, announced that it was up and moving. Where? No one, including NYCO, …

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Elaine Paige Proves She's Still Here in 'Follies' by Robert Windeler

Paige is currently appearing in the star-studded Kennedy Center revival of "Follies" in Washington, D.C. Surprisingly, Paige has done relatively little work in America until recently.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Vanessa Williams Visits Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn’s Lysistrata Jones (Photos) by Matt Blank

Vanessa Williams paid a recent visit to Lysistrata Jones, the new Douglas Carter Beane-Lewis Flinn musical that rips a page out of Aristophanes’ ancient comedy about women withholding …

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Bono and The Edge to Perform Song from Broadway's Spider-Man on American Idol Finale by Dan Bacalzo

U2's Bono and The Edge, who wrote the score for Broadway's Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, will perform a song from that show on tonight's American Idol finale, according to Th…

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Spider-Man Cast Recording Due in June by Andrew Gans

A cast recording of the much-in-the-news musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, which resumed performances May 12 at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre, will be released in June, according to Am…

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Matt Doyle to Celebrate Debut EP Daylight with August 15 Le Poisson Rouge Concert by Andy Propst

Matt Doyle will celebrate the release of his first EP, Daylight, with a concert to be held on August 15 at 10pm at Le Poisson Rouge. The recording is currently available for both digital do…

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PHOTO CALL: The Best Is Yet to Come, With Lillias White, Howard McGillin, Rachel York and More by Lucas Lilieholm

The Best Is Yet to Come, a starry new revue for which director-conceiver David Zippel pulled songs from the catalog of his late collaborator, the Tony Award-winning composer Cy Coleman, play…

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Photo Coverage: Cirque Du Soleil's ZARKANA at Radio City - First Look! by Walter McBride

Cirque du Soleil's all-new acrobatic spectacle ZARKANA is currently in rehearsals for its debut at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The 50 million production has been created especially fo…

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News: Cathal Cleary Wins JMK Young Director Award

Cathal Cleary has today (25 May 2011) been announced as the winner of the 2011 JMK Young Director Award. His production of Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh will be staged in the Young Vic's Clare au…

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Feature: Rachel York Knows Best by Brian Scott Lipton

The award-winning actress returns to New York in the Cy Coleman revue, The Best Is Yet to Come.

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Review: It's Maye In May! by Frank Scheck

Marilyn Maye's not-to-be-missed new show at Feinstein's at Loews Regency shows off her vibrancy, youthfulness, and emotional range.

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The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World by Linda

When I first heard about The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World*, a joint production of Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop, I was intrigued. How would the creative team--Joy Gre…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Christopher Meloni to Exit Law & Order: SVU by Dan Bacalzo

Stage veteran Christopher Meloni will depart Law & Order: SVU, according to published reports. The actor, who has been with the show since its launch in 1999, played the role of Detectiv…

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You Like Me, Evening of Classic Acceptance Speeches, Set for June 9 by Andrew Gans

You Like Me, which features humorous reinterpretations of classic speeches from the Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes and more, will be presented June 9 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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Jerusalem by Richard Seff

I have no argument with the general consensus among the critics I’ve read about Jerusalem, the well intended and occasionally powerful play by Jez Butterworth, which has crossed the Atlant…

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Cradle and All by David A. Rosenberg

In two agile, amusing comedies about the joys and disappointments of marriage and parenthood, Daniel Goldfarb offers an excellent showcase for a pair of 30-something actors.

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"Daylight" EP From War Horse's Matt Doyle Now Available by Andrew Gans

Matt Doyle, who is currently starring on Broadway in War Horse, has just released an EP entitled "Daylight."

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Marc Kudisch to Play Feinstein's in July by Andrew Gans

Three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, who can currently be seen Off-Broadway in A Minister's Wife, will go it solo in July at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.

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'Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris' review: Sorrowful songs fill long, depressing evening at Two River by Peter Filichia

So the Rapture didn’t occur on Saturday. But one might have thought the world was about to end — and good riddance, too — from the show that Two River Theater Company opened that night.

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Wednesday’s news from the Fringe by Elizabeth Maupin

Fringe is in full swing, with what seem like hordes of theatergoers descending on Loch Haven Park every night. So here’s a compendium of Fringe news from the festival’s George Wa…

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Marc Kudisch (#321) - May, 2011 by American Theatre Wing

Marc Kudisch, currently appearing in "A Minister's Wife" at Lincoln Center Theater, talks about performing in a musical where the transitions between speaking and singing are instant and flu…

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Wendie Malick, Jack Plotnick, Kurtwood Smith and More Set for Gay Marriage Plays by Andrew Gans

Casting is now complete for the June 6 performance of Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays — billed as "a funny, provocative evening of new plays by award-winning playwrig…

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Stratford Shakespeare Challenge: First Place - Richard III, Act 1, Scene 2 by Stratfordfestival

Stratford Shakespeare Challenge: First Place - Richard III, Act 1, Scene 2 http://www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com/challenge The Stratford Shakespeare Challenge invites high-school st…

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Neil LaBute, Kate Moira Ryan, Diana Son et al. to Premiere Short Plays in Some of Our Parts by Dan Bacalzo

Theater Breaking Through Barriers will present Some of Our Parts, an evening of seven world premiere ten-minute plays about disabilities, at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre, June 22-30. …

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The Extended Trailer to Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Cirque du Soleil’s new acrobatic spectacle, Zarkana, is set to make its world premiere at Radio City Music Hall in summer 2011. Performances will begin June 9 and run until Sept. 4. Za…

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Mormons Will "Believe" On the Tony Awards by Andrew Gans

The cast of the new musical The Book of Mormon will perform the song "I Believe," led by Tony-nominated cast member Andrew Rannells, on the 65th Annual Tony Awards, according to th…

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Stratford Shakespeare Challenge: Second Place - The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 3, Scene 3 by Stratfordfestival

Stratford Shakespeare Challenge: Second Place - The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 3, Scene 3 http://www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com/challenge The Stratford Shakespeare Challenge invite…

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Stratford Shakespeare Challenge: Third Place - Othello, Act 5, Scene 2 by Stratfordfestival

Stratford Shakespeare Challenge: Third Place - Othello, Act 5, Scene 2 http://www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com/challenge The Stratford Shakespeare Challenge invites high-school studen…

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"Fraulein Maria" Looking for Local "Goatherd" Dancers

    Doug Elkins  is looking for five local dancers between the ages of 18 and 23 to dance in the "Lonely Goatherd" in the Hartford Stage SummerStage run of "Fraulein Maria," …

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BWW TV Broadway Beat Tony Special: Andrew Rannells Talks His Dreams Come True by Broadway Beat

Below, we bring you Andrew Rannells, Best Leading Actor in a Musical nominee for The Book of Mormon. Previous Broadway credits include Jersey Boys and Hairspray. This is the first nomination…

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Review: An Evening With Bettye LaVette by Brian Scott Lipton

The legendary R&B singer offers a master class in interpretation in her new show at the Cafe Carlyle.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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News: Review Round-up: Corden Wins Favour with Guvnors

Nicholas Hytner's One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre last night (25 May 2011, previews from 17 May), with Richard Bean adapting Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters fo…

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Carey Anderson, Tammy Mader, Jessie Mueller, et al Set for Marriott Theatre's Shout! by Andy Propst

The Marriott Theatre has announced casting for Shout!, to run June 15 - August 14. Rachel Rockwell will direct and choreograph the production, which will have music direction by Dr. Ryan Ne…

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Major Cast Changes Announced for West End LES MISERABLES

There will be major cast changes in the legendary musical LES MISRABLES at the Queen's Theatre from Thursday 23 June 2011. Caroline Sheen will play Fantine', Alexia Khadime Eponine', Craig M…

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Felicia Fields, James Earl Jones II, Adrianna Parson, et al. Set for Theatre at the Center's The Wiz by Andy Propst

Theatre at the Center has announced casting for The Wiz, to run July 7 - August 7. Stacey Flaster will direct and choreograph the production, which will have musical direction by William Un…

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Epic: a show that spans the 20th century! by Editor@theatrevoice.com, Theatrevoice

INTERVIEW: LUCY FOSTER and CHLOE DECHERY Diana Damian talks to the theatre-makers about their show Epic (Soho, and touring), and about Brecht, staging history, merging the small with the big…

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Old Times by Jayne Blanchard

Is there anything more delicious than Harold Pinter done well? When the show’s funny and weird and a polite sense of dread hangs over everything like a sinister odor? The Shakespeare Theat…

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Did Daniel Radcliffe Steal Your Job? by Suzy Evans

Celebrities may have taken over the Great White Way, but the effect on theater actors is up for debate.

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State of Play: Curtain down on Heat&Light by Pippa Howie

Last weekend saw the premiere of The Site by Frances Bushe; a debut for the writer and my second outing as a producer. The show was another collaborative effort of the Heat&Light 18-25 g…

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NY Review: 'The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music Of Cy Coleman' by Erik Haagensen

David Zippel's beautifully structured, exquisitely executed revue is a dry-martini delight that should leave everyone, from aficionados of Broadway's coolest composer to the uninitiated, d…

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Offer: 2-for-1 Tickets to ANTHEMS: at Hampton Court

2FOR1 on all tickets to ANTHEMS: at Hampton Court on Saturday 11 June 2011.

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Only 5 spots left for our May Neo-Intensive this Saturday! by Genevra

It's totally happened again. You forgot to get that kitty litter and had to make a special trip to the store at 2 in the morning to prevent your whole place continuing to smell like a vinega…

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BWW's On This Day - May 25, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Malkovich rides Next Wave

Legit News: Brooklyn festival sets 2011 slate -- Stage stints from John Malkovich and John Hurt, a Robert Wilson-helmed "Threepenny Opera" and a legit incarnation of an Ingmar Bergman film a…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Review – Hamlet! The Musical by Francesca Beckett

Of all the plays that might be suitably adapted into a musical, Hamlet seems the most unlikely. It is often seen as the ultimate tragedy; hours of horror after horror. So when I heard that t…

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News: Review Round-up: Cordon Wins Favour with Guvnors

Nicholas Hytner's One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the National Theatre last night (25 May 2011, previews from 17 May), with Richard Bean adapting Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters fo…

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News: Rejected Funding Bid Puts Wilton's in Jeopardy

The Heritage Lottery Fund has rejected a £2.25 million funding bid towards the rennovation and conservation of Wilton's Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving music hall and th…

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SNEAK PEEK COSTUME SKETCHES "HAIRSPRAY" by Broadway World Newsdesk

New costume designs for "Hairspray" by Bottari and Case for the Engeman Theatre in Long Island.

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Philanthropists to underwrite RSC's Matilda by Alistair Smith

Matilda the Musical's forthcoming London transfer will employ a 'unique' producing model, marking the first time the Royal Shakespeare Company has produced commercially in the West End witho…

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Where are all the young male playwrights?

Women as young as 17 are writing plays and winning awards. Do their male counterparts no longer have anything to say?This week Anya Reiss's The Acid Test opens at the Royal Court. It will b…

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SoloNOVA Festival Interview - Joseph Keckler of "JOBZ" by Byrne.harrison@gmail.com (byrne Harrison)

By Byrne Harrison Joseph was born in Michigan, and grew up in one of several tiny towns that begin with the letter P and slowly orbit the relative metropolis of Kalamazoo (completing a full…

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Tracking Broadway's Great Migration to TV by Jan@broadwayandme

It's looking more and more like a good thing that Hollywood actors are coming to Broadway because someone has to fill the stages here. And as the American Theatre Wing’s Howard Sherman rec…

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News: Rejected Wilton's Funding Bid Puts Hall in Danger

The Heritage Lottery Fund has rejected a £3.8 million funding bid towards the rennovation and conservation of Wilton's Music Hall, the world’s oldest surviving music hall and the…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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SoloNOVA Festival Interview - Desiree Burch of "Tar Baby" by Byrne.harrison@gmail.com (byrne Harrison)

By Byrne Harrison Desiree Burch is a New York-based solo performance artist, comedian, writer, actress and producer. She earned a B.A. in theater from Yale University in 2001, and continued…

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SoloNOVA Festival Interview - Andrea Caban of "Questions My Mother Can't Answer" by Byrne.harrison@gmail.com (byrne Harrison)

By Byrne Harrison Photo by David Flores Andrea Caban is a New York based actor, writer, producer, and teacher. Andrea received the 2008 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Sol…

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Theater review: 'A Dram of Drummhicit' at La Jolla Playhouse by Charles McNulty

“A Dram of Drummhicit,” the new play by Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley, had its world premiere Sunday at La Jolla Playhouse, and before I say another word about it, let’s get the obviou…

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Play review: Comedy vs. the bog at Playhouse by JAMES HEBERT

World-premiere "Drummhicit" has lots of ideas, not much focus

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Howard McGillin by Adaumbelle

Howard McGillin, Broadway's longest running "Phantom" discusses "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Best Is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman" and other everyday details of his life and care…

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Sneak Preview: The Book of Mormon Decoded

The Book of Mormon is the toast of Broadway (with 14 nominations for June’s Tony Awards) for its “charismatic” performances, “sublimely kitschy” choreography, and inspired use of p…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Photos: Tennant & Tate in Dark Much Ado Poster

Josie Rourke's production of Much Ado About Nothing opens at the Wyndham's Theatre on 1 June (previews from 16 May) reuniting Doctor Who David Tennant and his former assistant Catherine Tate…

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Review: Free Run at Udderbelly by Peggitty Pollard-Davey

3Run, the team of parkour, acrobatic and martial arts experts behind this summer’s headline Udderbelly show Free Run, are an outwardly unprepossessing bunch. Short hair is de rigueur, grey…

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Radio: WOS Radio: Pygmalion Co Talk Plain at WOS Q&A

Just under 300 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers made their way to the Garrick Theatre last night (23 May) to see Pygmalion a revival which first came to stage at the Chichester Festival last ye…

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The Theatre Show Series 2 Episode 1 - 39 Steps, Addams Family by Thetheatreshowtv

The Theatre Show Series 2 Episode 1 - 39 Steps, Addams Family Well after quite a wait here is the first episode in series 2 of the Theatre Show. With Michelle on assignment guest host Shery…

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Tearing Down the Walls by Stagegrade

Do critics want us to go about "Tearing Down The Walls"?

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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RT @pduchan: Book. Will/Should: MORMON = well-structured laugh riot. Missing: @randyblair &...

RT @pduchan: Book. Will/Should: MORMON = well-structured laugh riot. Missing: @randyblair & @lesliekritzer’s wellstructured laugh riot B …

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Blog: Big Night at the National

One of many great things about One Man, Two Guvnors at the National Theatre is the double whammy scored in both honouring a great European classic and making it sing with a local applic…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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News: Blanchett & Binoche Lead Barbican 2012 Season

The Barbican Centre have today (24 May 2011) announced their headline projects for the 2012 Olympic year with Cate Blanchett and Juliette Binoche starring in co-commissioned productions. As…

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Sister Act (Broadway) - Raise Your Voice by Jonathan Jones

Sister Act (Broadway) - Raise Your Voice From: BroadwayJLM Views: 49935 41 ratings Time: 03:52 More in Entertainment

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Sister Act (Broadway) - Take Me to Heaven by Jonathan Jones

Sister Act (Broadway) - Take Me to Heaven From: BroadwayJLM Views: 1016 3 ratings Time: 03:34 More in Entertainment

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Fly Fly Away - Catch Me if You Can by Jonathan Jones

Fly Fly Away - Catch Me if You Can This video shows some of Kerry's brilliant live performance From: BroadwayJLM Views: 229 1 ratings Time: 01:02 More in Entertainment

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Don't Break the Rules - Catch Me If You Can by Jonathan Jones

Don't Break the Rules - Catch Me If You Can David Letterman - Aside from Fly Fly Away, this number is the only reason to see this show - Norbert hits it out of the park From: BroadwayJL…

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Review: One Man, Two Guvnors *****

The first half of Richard Bean’s version of Goldoni’s classic 18th century farce is the funniest eighty minutes I’ve spent in a theatre since the first time I saw Michael F…

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Finian's Rainbow: Old Devil Moon by Jonathan Jones

Finian's Rainbow: Old Devil Moon From: BroadwayJLM Views: 468 2 ratings Time: 03:30 More in Entertainment

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Rory Bremner to parody Bullingdon Club with translation of comic opera by Severin Carrell

Comedian and satirist writing updated English translation of Jacques Offenbach's satirical work, Orpheus in the UnderworldThe comedian and satirist Rory Bremner is planning to parody the coa…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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A Fantasy-League King Lear

Jessica Winter: "[I seek] out every Lear I [can] find. ... This quasi-completeist mission is perverse, because its frisson depends largely on expectations of shameless presumption and abject…

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Is British Commercial Theatre Too Averse To Satire?

"People feel that satire needs to be bang up to the minute, with scripts changing daily to reflect the news. While this is not impossible, with productions such as The Prisoner of Windsor tu…

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Kitchen-Sink Drama In Actual Kitchens

"Now theatre, too, is moving into ordinary people's homes, making a literal reality of kitchen-sink and drawing-room drama. In fact I've spent so much of this year's Brighton fringe being ma…

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CARRIE Holds Developmental Lab at MCC Through June 7

According to an audition notice, the musical revival of CARRIE will hold a development lab at MCC from May 25, 2011 through June 7, 2011. Stafford Arima will direct, Matt Williams will chore…

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Final Oprah Episode Airs Today

After a quarter of a century as queen of the talk show universe, the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show will air on May 25th.

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Juan and John

Legit Reviews: Roger Guenveur Smith's personal scrapbook of outrages, entitled "Juan and John," kicks off with the famous Candlestick Park altercation of Aug. 22, 1965, between Giants pitche…

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Short-a-Day: Sam Lipsyte's "Deniers" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in The New Yorker, May 2, 2011. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 80.A surprising, spry story about survivors: then and now. Mandy's father, a Holocaust survivor, …

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Fans gather here to cheer Hines to victory

Steelers fans cheering on the North Shore is nothing new. But for a dancer? More than 500 towel-waving Pittsburghers gathered Tuesday night in Stage AE near Heinz Field to confidently cheer …

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TT: Snapshot

Benno Moiseiwitsch plays Franz Liszt's transcription of Wagner's Tannhauser Overture: (This is the latest in a weekly series of arts-related...

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TT: Almanac

"To make progress, you have to make a mess." Peggy Lee (quoted in George Simon, "Hooray for Love!," Metronome, December...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Love in American Times

Legit Reviews: The materials accompanying Philip Kan Gotanda's new play make much of a trend among rich, old white men to marry much younger Asian women, one such relationship being the focu…

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Showdown: And the Winner Is... by Kelsey Denette

Tonight was the DANCING WITH THE STARS season finale Whether your favorite left early in the competition, or danced for the title last night, all three of the finalists have shown determinat…

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Mark Rylance Times Two by Stuart Miller

Tony Award winner Mark Rylance packed a one-two punch on Broadway in Late Bête and then Jerusalem.

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Edouard Lock finds inspiration in love’s defeats by Michael Crabb

Choreographer draws on operas Dido and Aeneas, and Orfeo and Euridice for latest work.

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Post-Gazette employee, and professional musician, Rosa Colucci has short gig with Cirque du Soleil

I am sure my mom would have something to say if I told her I was joining the circus. But this was Cirque du Soleil and it was only for a day. Cirque is all about the magic, and it's supposed…

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Dance Alloy, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater to merge

Longtime Pittsburgh modern and dance theater company Dance Alloy Theater and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty have each established reputations as amalgamators of talents and arti…

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Melinda Chua, Eric Kunze Feel the Heat of Miss Saigon, Opening May 25 in Philly by Kenneth Jones

Walnut Street Theatre's new production of Miss Saigon, the Vietnam-era pop musical inspired by Madama Butterfly, featuring Melinda Chua as Kim, Eric Kunze as Chris and Bobby Martino…

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Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller Are Two Couples of Cradle and All, Opening Off-Broadway May 25 by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award nominee Maria Dizzia, of In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, and Greg Keller, of 33 Variations in Los Angeles, do double-duty playing two couples in the Off-Broadway world pre…

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The Best Is Yet to Come, With Rachel York, Billy Stritch, Lillias White, Sally Mayes, Opens in NYC by Kenneth Jones

The Best Is Yet to Come, a starry new revue for which director-conceiver David Zippel pulled songs from the catalog of his late collaborator, the Tony Award-winning composer Cy Coleman, open…

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Howie Michael Smith, Ashley Eileen Buckman Inhabit Ogunquit's Avenue Q Starting May 25 by Andrew Gans

The Ogunquit Playhouse opens its new season May 25 with the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q, which continues at the Maine venue through June 18. Opening night is scheduled for May 26.

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ASK PLAYBILL.COM: Opening a Show During the Tony Season, and Chorus Sizes by Robert Simonson

Two questions in this column: One about the possibility of a Broadway show opening in the Tony Award season, and one about the number of people in a Broadway chorus.

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Today In Theatre History: MAY 25 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley

1878 Birthday of legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949), whose Broadway appearances will include Memphis Bound!, The Hot Mikado and Blackbirds of 1928.

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