Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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NY1 Theater Review: "Measure For Measure"

David Esbjornson recreates Shakespeare's classic comedy "Measure For Measure" at the Delacorte Theater.

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Review: Cirque Du Soleil's ZARKANA

Cirque Du Soleil started in 1984 with just 20 street performers.  Today, the company is a major player in live entertainment with 20+ shows around the world.  It employs 5,000 peop…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Givenik Ambassador | Reeve Carney Q&A Part 2 by Givenik

Givenik Ambassador | Reeve Carney Q&A Part 2 Givenik Ambassador Reeve Carney (Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark) answered some of YOUR questions, including his dream before being cast as Pet…

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Thurs, July 7 @ 6P.M: FREE READING: THE "LOST" GROUP PLAYS Discussion & Book Signing with author at The Drama Book Shop by Drama Book Shop

Join ReGroup members for a reading from the new play collection, The "Lost" Group Theatre Plays. Book signing to follow. Claire & Paul Sifton wrote many socially relevant plays together du…

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Theater auditions: Renegade’s ‘Oedipus for Kids!’ by Elizabeth Maupin

Here’s an audition notice from Renegade Theater: Audition Notice:  Oedipus for Kids! Renegade Theater, Inc. is seeking performers for their musical comedy to be presented as a late ni…

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‪Givenik Ambassador | Reeve Carney Q&A Part 2‬‏ by givenik

Givenik Ambassador Reeve Carney (Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark) answered some of YOUR questions, including his dream before being cast as Peter Parker!

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Review: MoLoRa by Dan Bacalzo

The Farber Foundry boldly reimagines the Ancient Greek tale of the House of Atreus in this fascinating production.

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Review: The Judy Show by Dan Bacalzo

Judy Gold's newest autobiographical stand-up comedy routine is often hilarious.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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2nd Annual Summer Playwrights Festival – Road Theatre by Pauline Adamek

*** The Road Theatre Company in NoHo is staging their 2nd Annual Summer Playwrights Festival during one jam-packed week in July to showcase a broad variety of the work of several playwrig…

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PILGRIM FINAL by Perks The Musical

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Casting Announced for Off-Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet; Performances Begin July 28 by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

Casting has been announced for the classic rock musical Million Dollar Quartet, which ended its Broadway run June 12 at the Nederlander Theatre and will resume performances Off-Broadway July…

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MoLoRa by Jason Fitzgerald

Yael Farber's South African version of "The Oresteia" is visually and musically thrilling, but her take on the Greek myth dilutes the story's dramatic power and political heft.

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NY Review: 'The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom' by David Sheward

Combining autobiography and standup, Judy Gold compares her life to her favorite TV shows in this light, fun, yet also heartfelt and touching show.

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STAGE TUBE: Rose Hemingway Chats With Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette About the HOW TO SUCCEED Cast Album & More!

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING's Rose Hemmingway talks with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette about the show's cast album, her favorite YouTube videos, and mor…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:11PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Sylvie Guillem - review by Judith Mackrell

Sadler's Wells, LondonAt 46, Sylvie Guillem may have abandoned her former ballerina roles, but she is still one of the most astonishing dancers on stage today. Even though the youthful gloss…

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Excellent Series at Createquity: Arts Policy Library by Noreply@blogger.com (scott Walters)

I would like to draw my readers' attention to an excellent series at the Createquity blog. It is called "Arts Policy Library," and the Createquity bloggers are summarizing and discussing a v…

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Geffen Will Give Good People a West Coast Debut in 2012; Dan Sullivan Will Direct Alan Alda Play by Kenneth Jones

The West Coast premiere of Good People by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire has been added to Geffen Playhouse's 2011-12 season in Los Angeles.

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Shakespeare company won't skin rabbits in New York

The Royal Shakespeare Company has skipped the idea of skinning a rabbit on stage in New York.

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Was George Bernard Shaw a ‘monster’? - The Globe and Mail by J. KELLY NESTRUCK

To an uninformed visitor to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., George Bernard Shaw must appear less like a politically provocative playwright than a town mascot, a patron saint of fudge and souvenir…

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KCET-TV lands county grant to launch new arts program, 'ARC'

KCET-TV Channel 28 is gearing up for a new arts series called ARC that will exist as a half-hour television show and as an online portal.KCET-TV Channel 28 is gearing up for a new arts ser…

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List: Cheap and free music, theater and dance in L.A.

Hollywood Bowl, Shakespeare outdoors and more.CLASSICAL & JAZZ

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Tyne Daly Teaches Sierra Boggess a 'Master Class' by Mark Kennedy

Daly and Boggess play a chilly teacher and her overawed student in a revival of Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning "Master Class."

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Live Nation faces class action lawsuit over service fees

Live entertainment giant Live Nation, which has had to fend off similar legal challenges in the past, is facing a class action lawsuit in Baltimore over the service fees the company charges …

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Broadway box offices see decrease in ticket sales by Tim Fraser

Broadway ticket sales dropped nearly $2 million this past week as 16 of the 27 productions lost ground at the box office. "Sister Act" at the Broadway Theatre led the decrease in sales, drop…

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Social media presence a must for ticket brokers

Turning social media into a reliable revenue stream has been a challenge for most industries. But even as the path to profitability remains uncertain, maintaining a presence on sites such as…

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David Hyde Pierce hires Hibbert by Peter Filichia

David Hyde Pierce David Hyde Pierce, who is directing “It Shoulda Been You” for the George Street Playhouse this fall, has hired an old colleague, Edward Hibbert, to be in the new musica…

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Historic Boston theater closing

BOSTON - Boston's oldest continuously operating theater is shutting down at least temporarily because its owner...

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'Good People,' by David Lindsay-Abaire, coming to Geffen Playhouse by David Ng

Geffen Playhouse to produce 'Good People,' by David Lindsay-Abaire

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A First Look at Master Class Starring Tyne Daly (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Tony Award winner Tyne Daly makes her return to Broadway as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s biographical drama, Master Class, opening at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Fr…

Linked From Playbill at 07:06PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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FREEZE FRAME: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Its 100th Performance! by Walter McBride

The cast and crew of Anything Goes celebrated their 100th performance on Broadway today. Check out a snapshot from the celebration below

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David Abeles, Victoria Matlock, & More to Lead MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at New World Stages; Full Cast Announced

The producers of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are thrilled to announce that original cast members Eddie Clendening Elvis Presley, Lance Guest Johnny Cash, and Robert Britton Lyons Carl Perkins wil…

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Narcissistic Sports Films by Chloe Veltman

Yesterday, while awaiting breakfast in a Tahoe City cafe, I was gazing up at a television screen on which a variety of young men with chiseled torsos were undertaking daredevil activities on…

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Million Dollar Quartet announces full casting by Amy Kass

The producers of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are thrilled to announce that original cast members Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), and Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkin…

Linked From BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN at 06:25PM

Larry Raben Takes the Director’s Chair for The Wedding Singer by Samantha Mehlinger

Walking into Musical Theatre West's administrative headquarters in Long Beach, you might wonder if you time-traveled back a few decades—bursting racks of glittering '80s costumes for MTW…

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BROADWAY SESSIONS Welcomes Matt Leisy, Jaime Cepero, et al., 7/7

BEN CAMERON Wicked, Aida, Footloose is the host and creator of BROADWAY SESSIONS at THE MIDTOWN THEATRE at the HA Comedy Club 163 West 46th Street Between 6th amp 7th Avenues every Thursday…

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PHOTO FLASH: Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and More Celebrate 100th Performance of Broadway's Anything Goes by David Gordon

The cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2011 Tony Award-winning revival of Anything Goes celebrated the production's recent 100th performance with a post-matinee Crumbs cupcake pa…

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SummerWorks flooded with support after losing federal funding by Angela Hickman

SummerWorks Theatre Festival is back on track. Heritage Canada’s decision last week to not renew the festival’s funding sent organizers into a bit of a scramble. Michael Rubenfel…

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99 Days ’til Godspell: Who’s gonna make the t-shirts? by Ken

I had my 2nd to last meeting with potential merchandise companies today. Picking a merch company is not only important because of the revenue a show can receive (done the right way, merch sh…

Linked From Day By Day: The Producer’s Perspective at 06:00PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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BRIDGING TV & THEATRE: Scott Cohen & NECESSARY ROUGHNESS by Pat Cerasaro

Today we are continuing out summer series on the TV shows featuring some of the brightest and best talent onscreen and onstage with the second part of BroadwayWorld's series on USA's new pri…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:58PM

The Little Dog Laughed, A Man of No Importance and Little Shop On Gallery Players' Plate by Adam Hetrick

Brooklyn's Gallery Players will stage Douglas Carter Beane's sharp Broadway comedy The Little Dog Laughed and the musicals A Man of No Importance and Little Shop of Horrors duri…

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Sutton Foster & Co. Celebrate Anything Goes' 100th Show with a Sweet Treat! by Broadway.com

After tapping up a storm for 100 sensational shows, leading lady Sutton Foster and her Anything Goes co-stars celebrated with a special treat: post-show cupcakes! These hoofers took a well-e…

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Boston's Colonial Theatre, Famed FOLLIES, PORGY Home, to Shutter Indefinitely

The Boston Herald reports today that Boston's famed Colonial Theater, at which such classics as PROGY AND BESS, FOLLIES, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, OKLAHOMA and more received their premieres, will …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:48PM

Two Boys (English National Opera) by The Tyro Theatre Critic

An Operatic murder-mystery? All credit to everyone behind "Two Boys": in the world of contemporary opera, it really is a bit different. A Metropolitan opera commission given its premiere at …

Linked From The Tyro Theatre Critic at 05:48PM

STOMP on WPIX Morning News & at Broadway in Bryant Park on Thursday by Kelly Guiod

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 7) will be a full day for the long-running, off-Broadway hit STOMP when the cast appears on the WPIX Morning News (Channel 11) in the 8:30 half-hour and then later …

Linked From BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN at 05:45PM

Ana Gasteyer's Handsome Woman Will Make West Coast Debut in August by Kenneth Jones

Broadway Wicked star Ana Gasteyer, a veteran of "Saturday Night Live," will take her Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman act to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA, Aug. 11-13.

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Works by Carlyle Brown, Conor McPherson, Adam Rapp and More Set for Guthrie Thaeter's 2011-2012 Studio Season by Andy Propst

The Guthrie Theater has announced the complete lineup of programming for its 2011-2012 studio theater season, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The year in the space wi…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:41PM

David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People Added to Geffen Playhouse Season by Dan Bacalzo

David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony-nominated play, Good People, has been added to the Geffen Playhouse's upcoming season, and will run April 3-May 13, 2012. The play follows Margaret Wa…

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WARHORSE-SpotlightON by Broadway.com

WARHORSE-SpotlightON WARHORSE-SpotlightON From: Broadwaycom Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 02:02 More in Entertainment

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GOOD PEOPLE to Make West Coast Debut at Geffen Playhouse in 2012

The West Coast premiere of Good People by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire will open at the Geffen Playhouse in April of 2011 as part of the theater's 1112 season. The 2010 Tony Aw…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:28PM

Abigail Spencer Signs on for OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Film

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abigail Spencer is the latest in a slew of stars to join 'Oz, the Great and Powerful.' She joins the previously announced James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Mil…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:28PM

Lower Broadway Grosses for Week Ending 7-3-2011

The Broadway grosses for the week ending 7-3-2011 took a dip from the previous week with the closing of 4 shows.  While most of the shows saw a decrease in sales, Bengal Tiger at the Baghd…

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Anne Cattaneo to Receive Margo Jones Award by Dan Bacalzo

Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo has been named the 2011 recipient of the Margo Jones Award, which will be presented to her in a ceremony on Monday, July 11 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont T…

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He’s a true transformer by Liza Weisstuch, Globe Correspodent

When new technology replaces old, Todd Robertson couldn’t care less about the more sophisticated gadget or machine.

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Arts: the week ahead

THEATER THREE HOTELS There’s probably a bigger, better play locked within the monologue structure of Jon Robin Baitz’s drama about a married couple reckoning with the cost of the…

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Anita Gillette, Alison Fraser and Marla Maples Explore Love, Loss... Off-Broadway Starting July 6 by Adam Hetrick

Anita Gillette and Aisha de Haas join Alison Fraser, Marla Maples and Zuzanna Szadkowski beginning July 6 in Love, Loss, and What I Wore Off-Broadway.

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Long Wait for Premiere of Long Play by Ibsen by Patrick Healy

The National Theater in London is presenting Ibsen’s “Emperor and Galilean,” from 1873, that foreshadowed his more famous works.

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Colonial Theatre in Boston, Birthplace of Follies, Oklahoma! and Porgy and Bess, Seeking Presenter by Kenneth Jones

Boston's Colonial Theatre, the famed 1900 venue where such major hits as Oklahoma! and La Cage aux Folles tested their wings before Broadway, will be going dark for a time.

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/6/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7611.

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Theatre Review: Hugh Jackman in Concert by Robert Cushman

The man has warmth, charm and bags of talent. But there’s still something very forced and insubstantial about Hugh Jackman in Concert. It starts — well, actually it starts with the audie…

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NEWS: Inhofe Scares Me by Culturefuture

You know the story: GOP Congressman risks man's life by doing an illegal maneuver in a plane, FAA decides to only lightly slap him on the wrist, GOP Congressman responds angrily at the idea …

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Hugh Jackman on stage: endlessly entertaining, endearingly heartfelt by J.d. Considine

This the work of a talented performer unexpectedly given the chance to do what he loves

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RSC Nixes Rabbit Scene from As You Like It After Protests by Adam Hetrick

The Royal Shakespeare Company's six-week residency at the Park Avenue Armory, which promises New York audiences the chance to see the work of the esteemed British company almost identica…

Linked From Playbill at 04:51PM

Vineyard adds new leader

Legit News: Stern promoted to co-artistic director -- Sarah Stern, a longtime staffer at Off Broadway's Vineyard Theater, has been upped to co-artistic director, sharing the post with Dougla…

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Guthrie showcases Hampton

Legit News: British writer gets festival treatment -- Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater has skedded a 2012 fest devoted to the work of Brit scribe Christopher Hampton ("Dangerous Liaisons"), with…

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Critics Review the Spring Season by THEATER TALK

  on Thirteen: Friday, July 8th at 1:00 AM Critics Adam Feldman of Time Out/New York, Jacques le Sourd of WCBS Radio, Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal and Elisabeth …

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Sister ActComposer Alan Menken, pt. 1 by THEATER TALK

on CUNY TV: Saturday, July 9th at 8:30 PM Sunday, July 10th at 12:30 PM and Monday, July 11th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM on Thirteen: Friday, July 15th at 1:30 AM   We interview …

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Now Online by THEATER TALK

    Our interview with Ace Broadway producersManny Azenberg  and   Michael David on averting stage disasters, is now online.   Click here to watch!  

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Be Story Free by Sandra Mardenfeld

I admit it. I’m a Steve Burns groupie. With three children under the age of four, “Blue’s Clues” gets plenty of airtime on our television. So curiosity to see Steve sans his sidekick…

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Whoopi Goldberg to Emcee Dalai Lama Event, 7/9

Whoopi Goldberg will be the emcee for the Dalai Lama's World Peace Event this Saturday, July 9th. The Dalai Lama will give a speech entitled 'A Talk for World Peace.' The event is free and o…

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Karen Mason Set for July 19 Performance at Iridium by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran Karen Mason will perform Show Queen - Life After Wonderland, at Iridium on Tuesday, July 19 at 7pm. Mason most recently starred on Broadway as the Queen of Hearts in Frank …

Linked From TheaterMania at 04:43PM

The lure of the LED screen

With smartphones all around, is it rude to text — but not talk — in a theater? While performing in Chicago last month as part of the Just For Laughs festival, comedian Bill Burr…

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10 Broadway Fun Facts Infographic

Did you know that Ethel Merman once had a guest role on the Adam West “Batman” television show? Or that Stephen Sondheim almost pursued a completely different career path in coll…

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NBC's The Playboy Club Starring Laura Benanti Sets Premiere Date by Broadway.com

The series premiere of NBC's The Playboy Club, which stars Tony winner Laura Benanti, will air September 19 at 10/9c. The show, which is set in the 1960s, follows a group of bunnies wo…

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PHOTO CALL: Lend Me a Tenor The Musical, With Damian Humbley and Joanna Riding, in London by Matthew Blank

Lend Me a Tenor The Musical, based on the hit Ken Ludwig stage comedy, plays the the West End's Gielgud Theatre.

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Sutton Foster, Bobby Cannavale, John Larroquette and More Added to Broadway Barks Roster by Broadway.com

Sutton Foster, Bobby Cannavale, John Larroquette, Norbert Leo Butz, Reeve Carney, Will Swenson and many more Broadway stars have been added to the group of celebrity volunteers at this year&…

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HOW TO SUCCEED Goes on Hiatus July 7 & 8 for UK 'Harry Potter' Opening

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING will go on a two day hiatus tomorrow, July 7 and Friday, July 8, to accommodate Daniel Radcliffe's previously scheduled Harry Potter promotio…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 04:13PM

A Sneak Peek at Wichita’s Sunset Boulevard With Ann Morrison (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Sunset Boulevard, the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Don Black-Christopher Hampton musical, begins performances July 6 at the Music Theatre of Wichita. Directed by Mark Madama, the musical runs through…

Linked From Playbill at 04:06PM

Highlights From "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Playbillvideo

Highlights From "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival http://www.playbill.com/video Des McAnuff, two-time Tony winner and current artistic director of th…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Samuel L. Jackson Talks THE MOUNTAINTOP!

Samuel L. Jackson will soon star as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Angela Bassett in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall directed by Tony Award-nom…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:58PM

Jordin Sparks Will Sing the National Anthem at the MLB’s All-Star Game by Michael C. Gioia

"American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks, who was seen on Broadway in In the Heights and recently performed at the Capitol for the 4th of July, is set to sing "The Star-Spangled Bann…

Linked From Playbill at 03:58PM

DIRECTIONLESS DEMONS by Sandy Macdonald

Passing virtues aside, here the scales tumble toward the plodding and dull.

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Norbert Leo Butz, Bobby Cannavale, Reeve Carney, Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit Join Broadway Barks Lineup by Andrew Gans

Broadway Barks! 13 — the annual adopt-a-thon created by pals Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore to find homes for pets from city animal shelters — will be held July 9 from 3:…

Linked From Playbill at 03:54PM

Jayne Houdyshell, Mary Beth Peil & More to Join Bernadette Peters in Follies on Broadway by Broadway.com

With the addition of Tony nominees Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, and many more, casting for the upcoming Broadway transfer of Stephen Sondheim's F…

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Jayne Houdyshell and Mary Beth Peil Join Cast of Broadway's Follies by Andrew Gans

Additional casting has been announced for the Kennedy Center's critically acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Follies, which will begin pr…

Linked From Playbill at 03:39PM

FUTURITY: A Musical by The Lisps by Amreptheatre

FUTURITY: A Musical by The Lisps Check out this sneak peek at FUTURITY: A Musical by The Lisps, part of our 2011-2012 season. http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/futurity-mu…

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The Phantom Tollbooth Musical Authors Sheldon Harnick and Norton Juster by Mtishows

The Phantom Tollbooth Musical Authors Sheldon Harnick and Norton Juster The Phantom Tollbooth, the beloved children's book written by Norton Juster in 1961 has become one of the most tr…

Linked From YouTube at 03:35PM

Norbert Leo Butz, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, Reeve Carney et al. Join BROADWAY BARKS, 7/9

Norbert Leo Butz, Bobby Cannavale, Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano, Paige Davis, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, John Larroquette, Joe Mantello, Patrick Page, Annabella Sciorra, Aaron Tveit and mor…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:33PM

Anne Cattaneo Wins 2011 Margo Jones Award

The Ohio State University Arts and Humanities and University Libraries' Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute has announced that it will present the prestigious 2011 M…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:28PM

Rosalind Elias, Jayne Houdyshell, Mary Beth Peil, et al. Join Broadway Revival of Follies by Dan Bacalzo

Additional casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies at the Marquis Theatre, beginning previews August 7, with an opening on Se…

Linked From TheaterMania at 03:28PM

Highlights From Master Class Starring Tyne Daly

Winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Play, Terrence NcNally's Master Class returns to Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre starring Tony winner Tyne Daly as the witty and caustic a…

Linked From Playbill at 03:23PM

Bobby Cannavale, Reeve Carney, Bernadette Peters, Mary Tyler Moore, Aaron Tveit, et al. Set for July 9 Broadway Barks! by Andy Propst

An updated lineup of participants has been announced for the 13th annual Broadway Barks!, to be held in Shubert Alley on Saturday, June 9 from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyle…

Linked From TheaterMania at 03:23PM

Writing From the Gut: Instinct, Imagination, Determination by Velina Hasu Houston

When I was 20, I did not worry about writing something “new” or “different” in subject matter or form, although my work often was perceived as such. I still do not concern myself wit…

Linked From LA STAGE Times at 03:19PM

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates; PLAYBOY CLUB Set for 9/19

NBC announced today the premieres of its new Fall 2011 primetime schedule, including the Laura Benanti led The Playboy Club. The fall schedule begins Tuesday, September 13 with new episodes …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:18PM

Jayne Houdyshell & More Join FOLLIES Broadway Cast

Additional casting is set for the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES, directed by Eric Schaeffer, with choreograph…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:18PM

Ana Gasteyer to Offer Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman at Catalina Jazz Club in August by Andy Propst

Ana Gasteyer will offer a three performance engagement of her show Elegant Songs From a Handsome Woman, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, August 13-15 at 8:30pm. The show features a…

Linked From TheaterMania at 03:18PM

FOLLIES Announces Additional Casting for Broadway Transfer by Heath Schwartz

Jan Maxwell and the men of Follies. Additional casting is set for the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center’s acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES, dire…

Linked From BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN at 03:16PM

See Tyne Daly in Action as Maria Callas in Performance Video of Master Class by Broadway.com

Tyne Daly is back on Broadway as larger-than-life diva Maria Callas in Master Class, and we’ve got your first look at video clips showing the star in action. Terrence McNally’s T…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Tyne Daly, Sierra Boggess & Guests Hit a High Note on Opening Night of Master Class by Broadway.com

Tyne Daly has added another great role to a Broadway repertoire that already includes Mama Rose in Gypsy and Cynthia Nixon’s wisecracking mom in Rabbit Hole: opera diva Maria Callas in…

Linked From Broadway.com at 02:58PM

Casting Announced for Josh Koenigsberg's Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis Off-Broadway by Andy Propst

At Play has announced casting for Josh Koenigsberg's Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis, to run August 7 - September 3 at Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. Sherri Eden Barber will direct …

Linked From TheaterMania at 02:53PM

Show Clips: "Master Class" on Broadway Starring Tyne Dale by Broadway.com

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Merchant of Venice Interviews at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Mdtheatreguide

Merchant of Venice Interviews at Shakespeare Theatre Company Maryland Theatre Guide's, Joel Markowitz interviews Lynda Myers and Mark Nelson at the Shakespeare Theatre Company about the…

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Ya Gotta Have a Gimmick: Green Theatre Collective by Rolando Teco

A press release arrived recently from Massachusetts' Green Theatre Collective, announcing their eco-friendly production of Shakespeare's As You Like It in... drumroll... a public park! I kno…

Linked From Extra Criticum at 02:45PM

News or Advertising? NPR's MORNING EDITION "investigates" safety drills at Mississippi Nuclear Reactor by Rolando Teco

Listening to NPR's Morning Edition today, I heard the following story, an audio tour of a safety simulator of the control room at a Mississippi nuclear reactor. Is this really news? Or is it…

Linked From Extra Criticum at 02:44PM

Hilary Kole, Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli et al. Set for Jonathan Schwartz Tribute at River to River Festival by Dan Bacalzo

Bill Charlap, Meredith D'ambrosio, Tony DeSare, Rebecca Kilgore, Hilary Kole, Jay Leonhart, Tony Monte, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Tierney Sutton will join the previously reported hosts John…

Linked From TheaterMania at 02:43PM

Nat King Cole Revisted in "I Wish You Love" at Hartford Stage

RBGRHER Thoughts? Share them in the "Comments" section of this blog. And be the first to know by following me on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/ShowRiz.

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A First Look at The Judy Show, Funny Lady Judy Gold's Off-Broadway 'Life as a Sitcom' by Broadway.com

The hilarious Judy Gold is spending her summer at off-Broadway’s DR2 Theatre, dreaming of sitcom glory and counting all the ways her real life is like an episode of The Brady Bunch and…

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STAGE TUBE: Zach Braff Talks ALL NEW PEOPLE on Talk Stoop

Zach Braff's new play, ALL NEW PEOPLE, is currently running at Second Stage Theatre, and the writer recently stopped by NBC's 'Talk Stoop' to chat about the show. Click below to check out th…

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PHOTO FLASH: Joan Rivers Visits Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical by Dan Bacalzo

Joan Rivers attended the Saturday, July 2 evening performance of Silence! The Musical, playing Off-Broadway at Theatre 80 St. Mark's and visited with the cast afterwards. The show, wi…

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A new associate artistic director at Chicago Dramatists

Chicago Dramatists said Wednesday that Meghan Beals McCarthy has been hired as the theater's new associate artistic director.

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Adam Lefevre Will Head Cast of Off-Broadway's Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for Josh Koenigsberg's Herman Kline's Midlife Crisis, which will begin previews Aug. 7 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre prior to an official ope…

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Manchester international festival: Waiting for That Day We Sang by Theresa Malone

Excitement has been building around Victoria Wood's That Day We Sang at the Manchester international festival todayThe curtain is about to rise on national treasure Victoria Wood's That Day …

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Review: Broadway and Berg by Frank Scheck

This new revue by Neil Berg at Feinstein's at Loews Regency works best when its talented performers stick to Broadway standards.

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PHOTO CALL: Brooke Shields in Broadway's The Addams Family by Matthew Blank

Stage and screen star Brooke Shields returned to Broadway June 28, slipping into the skin of Morticia in the musical comedy The Addams Family at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Karen Mason to Bring SHOW QUEEN Concert to Iridium, 7/19

Internationally-acclaimed songstress KAREN MASON, who recently starred as the zany Queen of Hearts in Wonderland at the Marquis Theatre, returns to Broadway on Tuesday, July 19th with a 7pm …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:21PM

Haley Traces Breadcrumbs at Ojai’s Theater 150 by A.r. Cassell

For playwright Jennifer Haley, the concept of identity, much like the theater, is a construct of both deeply personal and communal elements. Haley puts her theories of identity under the m…

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Joe's Pub to Hold Summer Salon Series at Cooper Square Hotel

Joe's Pub announced today that they will be co-hosting a series of salon performances this summer at The Cooper Square Hotel. This April, Joe's Pub, a vital part of New York City's cultural …

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James Spader to Join the Cast of NBC's The Office by Andy Propst

James Spader will join the cast of NBC's The Office, reprising his performance as Robert California, CEO of Sabre, the parent company of Dunder Mifflin. The actor created the character…

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James Spader Joins Cast of NBC's "The Office" by Andrew Gans

Emmy winner James Spader, who made his Broadway debut in David Mamet's Race, has joined the cast of NBC's "The Office."

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James Spader Officially Joins the Cast of NBC's THE OFFICE

Multiple Emmy Award winner and Broadway veteran James Spader Boston Legal, The Practice will be joining the regular cast of NBC's The Office Thursdays, 9-930 p.m. ET as CEO Robert California…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Givenik Ambassador | Reeve Carney Q&A Part 1 by Givenik

Givenik Ambassador | Reeve Carney Q&A Part 1 Givenik Ambassador Reeve Carney (Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark) answered some of YOUR questions, including his dream part on Broadway! LIKE …

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Karen Mason Will Offer Show Queen: Life After Wonderland in Manhattan by Andrew Gans

Singer-actress Karen Mason, who was recently seen as the Queen of Hearts in the short-lived Broadway musical Wonderland, will return to the cabaret stage later this month.

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PRISCILLA on Broadway: "Three Friends" Commercial by Priscillaonbroadway

PRISCILLA on Broadway: "Three Friends" Commercial PRISCILLA is now on Broadway! For more information on PRISCILLA, please visit http://www.priscillaonbroadway.com/ From: Priscil…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Pride Week Backstage at Tales of the City With Mary Birdsong by Matthew Blank

Mary Birdsong, who stars in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City at American Conservatory Theatre, offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the world-premiere musical.

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Watch Zach Braff Stop By NBC’s Talk Stoop to Talk Up New Play All New People by Broadway.com

You may know Zach Braff as the charming star of medical sitcom Scrubs, or perhaps as the writer, director and star of indie flick Garden State, but New York theater audiences are quickly get…

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Jeff Cowie Exhibit Featured at Hartford's TheaterWorks' Gallery

Jeff Cowie, stage designer-artist, is having a "diarist" exhibit, "Words and Pictures" at the Gallery of American Art at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St. in Hartford. Cowie completed several piec…

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Thieving Bastard by Jess Gow

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. And sometimes bad things happen to people like me; predominantly good but fairly bitchy and often forgets birthdays.Okay, so I don’t always stan…

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Review: The Crash of the Elysium (MIF - Salford) *****

Immersive promenade theatre either excites you or it's your idea of hell. The Crash of The Elysium manages to thrill even those who cringe and balk at the notion of getting involved. This el…

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Review Round-up: Critics Left Singin' In the Rain?

Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Singin' In the Rain opened last night (5 July 2011, previews from 27 June) on an appropriately drizzly Sussex evening. Chichester's artistic dire…

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Phylicia Rashad, Christopher Walken, Edie Falco Cast as "Gods Behaving Badly" in Upcoming Film by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, August: Osage County) and Tony nominees Christopher Walken (A Behanding in Spokane, James Joyce's The Dead), Oliver Platt (Shini…

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Road Show – review by Michael Billington

Menier Chocolate Factory, LondonThis is the European premiere of a musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman that has gone through multiple rewrites. It sta rted in 1999 as Wise Guys, was…

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YouTube Sensation and Ellen DeGeneres Protege Greyson Chance Meets Rocker Reeve Carney at Spider-Man by Broadway.com

Thirteen year-old Greyson Chance first caught America's attention on YouTube with his wildly popular cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" (40 million plus views and counting!) …

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Aisha de Haas, Alison Fraser, Anita Gillette, Marla Maples, Zuzanna Szadkowski Set for Love, Loss and What I Wore by Dan Bacalzo

Aisha de Haas, Alison Fraser, Anita Gillette, Marla Maples, and Zuzanna Szadkowski comprise the latest cast for the Off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at the Westside Th…

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Photo Coverage: First Look at Production Shots of Brooke Shields in THE ADDAMS FAMILY!

On Tuesday, June 28 THE ADDAMS FAMILY welcomed stage and screen star Brooke Shields in the role of Morticia. Ms. Shields joined current Broadway cast members Roger Rees as Gomez, Brad Oscar …

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Liberty Town Productions to Present August 6 Musical Summer Showcase by Bethany Rickwald

Liberty Town Productions is set to present its third annual musical summer showcase, to be held in The Fuel Room of Austin's Saloon & Eatery in Libertyville, Illinois, on August 6 a…

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Broadway-Bound Chinglish Extends at Chicago's Goodman by Kenneth Jones

Goodman Theatre has extended the run of the world-premiere production of Chinglish, the Broadway-bound new comedy by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang.…

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, Martin Short, Marvin Hamlisch Will Be Three Singular Sensations in Philly by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell, Martin Short and Marvin Hamlisch will be the Three Singular Sensations at Philadelphia's Mann Center for the Performing Arts when they come toge…

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Fusebox Talks Series “Chewing the Fat”: Andrew Dinwiddie & Kevin Nutt by Timothybraun

Andrew Dinwiddie and Kevin Nutt chew the fat over "Get Mad at Sin," Dinwiddie's powerhouse performance as televangelist Jimmy Swaggart, currently touring the festival circuit around North Am…

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Blog: Jo Caird: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Lullaby, which I saw this week at the Barbican, invites theatre-goers to pack their toothbrush and pyjamas and spend the night in the Pit. The show you watch from your bed, which features co…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 367: Dennis Miles by Adam

Dennis Miles Hometown: Santiago, Cuba Current Town: Silverlake (a neighborhood west of Downtown Los Angeles) Q:  What are you working on now?  A:  I have a play idea abou…

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Back to Behzti: what happened next

After my play about abuse in the Sikh community sparked death threats in 2004, the only way to turn was back to drama – to confront censorship head-onWhen I started writing my third play, …

Linked From The Guardian at 12:28PM

Mama Morticia! A First Look as Brooke Shields Joins The Addams Family by Broadway.com

The cast of The Addams Family is celebrating Mother's Day a little late this year as stage and screen star Brooke Shields joins the hit musical as matriarch Morticia. Broadway.com has yo…

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Whoopi Golberg, Edie Falco, Josh Gad and other nominees chat...

Whoopi Golberg, Edie Falco, Josh Gad and other nominees chat about their hypothetical super powers on the red carpet with AndrewAndrew for Theatre Talk.

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Openings, closings and the daily commute by Westport Country Playhouse

by Bruce MillerCompany ManagerJuly 6, 2011For many, the mention of an Opening Night conjures up excitement and a party.  For the cast of a play, that’s not what first comes to mind.&n…

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Guthrie Will Celebrate Work of Christopher Hampton in 2012 by Andrew Gans

Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling announced July 6 that the Guthrie Theater will kick off its 50th anniversary season with a three-play celebration of British playwright and screenwriter…

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Arts, anger and atonement in Bridport by Vanessa Thorpe

I once wrote a report on Bridport's burgeoning cultural scene. Residents of the town still haven't forgiven me. Will they now?It may not be a scandal on the level of the phone hacking furore…

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Tickets Now on Sale for Sondheim’s Follies, Starring Bernadette Peters by Broadway.com

Tickets are now on sale for Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, starring two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, four-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, two-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, Ron R…

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Guthrie Theatre Celebrates Christopher Hampton in 2012 Season

The Guthrie Theater will kick off its 50th anniversary season with a three-play celebration of prolific British playwright and screenwriter Christopher Hampton, whose adaptation of Yasmina R…

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Guthrie Theater's 50th Anniversary Season to Celebrate Playwright Christopher Hampton by Dan Bacalzo

The Guthrie Theater will kick off its 50th anniversary season with a three-play celebration of prolific British playwright and screenwriter Christopher Hampton in 2012. A Guthrie commission…

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ARTS POLICY: And The Enemy Is Powerpoint by Culturefuture

The scourge of the US Military (here, here, and here) has a new Swiss political party to destroy it:They are very much not joking, unfortunately.

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Acrobatic Sensation TRACES Is Coming to the Union Square Theatre! by Admin

The sensational acrobatic theatre show created by 7 Fingers, Traces, is coming to the Union Square Theatre!  Tickets for the 10-week engagement, running from July 29th-October 9th, go on sa…

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Hugh Jackman in Toronto by Mirvishproductions

Hugh Jackman in Toronto David Mirvish proudly presents Hugh Jackman In Concert for a two week limited engagement at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Backed by an 18-piece orchestra, Tony Awar…

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Susan Blackwell and Joe Iconis Lead 'Six-Word Tales From Summer Camp' at 92nd Street Y, 7/25

On July 25, 2011 at 7pm, Susan Blackwell Now. Here. This., Title of Show and Joe Iconis Things to Ruin, Bloodsong of Love will join Larry Smith's next six-word memoir reading series at the 9…

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David Henry Hwang's Chinglish Extends Through July 31 at the Goodman Theatre by Andy Propst

The Goodman Theatre has extended David Henry Hwang's Chinglish. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the production will now run through July 31. The work concerns an American businessman who…

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Karen Akers Will Sing Sondheim This Fall at the Algonquin by Andrew Gans

Karen Akers, who appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Nine and Grand Hotel, will turn her attention to the songs of Stephen Sondheim this fall.

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Goodman Theatre's CHINGLISH Extends Through 7/31

By popular demand, Goodman Theatre extends the world premiere of Chinglish, the sexy new comedy by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang, directed by OBIE…

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Traces to Play Off-Broadway's Union Square Theatre by Andy Propst

The urban acrobatics show Traces will play a limited engagement at the Union Square Theatre running July 29 - October 9, with an opening on August 8. Shana Carroll & Gypsy Snider have d…

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MAMMA MIA! becomes first Broadway musical to be translated for the Chinese stage by Kelly Guiod

On Monday, July 11, MAMMA MIA!, the global smash-hit stage musical based on the songs of ABBA, makes history once again when a Mandarin-language production opens at the Grand Theatre in Shan…

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Drawing Broadway 3: Justin "Squigs" Robertson by Jk

It may seem, at first glance, that the theatre art created by Ken Fallin and today's artist-in-focus, Justin "Squigs" Robertson are very similar in style.  In fact, their careers are ve…

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Laughs in translation in David Henry Hwang's shrewd new 'Chinglish'

THEATER REVIEW: 'Chinglish' ★★★★ THEATER REVIEW: Chinglish At the moment in David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" when Sino-American business relations develop to the p…

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Charting a new century of gay life in Chicago

ghghghg THEATER REVIEW: The Homosexuals This play begins with a disaster: Catherine Zeta-Jones winning the Tony. "For singing," spits out Peter, one of the group of gay Chicagoans whom thi…

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Zesty acting but a problematic storyline in 'Girl With Sun in Her Eyes'

THEATER REVIEW: 'A Girl With Sun in Her Eyes' ★★½ THEATER REVIEW: A Girl With Sun in Her Eyes Some formidable acting power is stuffed into the Pine Box Theater production o…

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Belle and Mr. Beast save an otherwise hairy production

THEATER REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast I'm not the most enthusiastic welcoming committee when non-Equity tours of Broadway musicals such as "Beauty and the Beast" land in one of the major Lo…

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Cirque du Soleil: Bugging out extravagantly under the big top

THEATER REVIEW: Ovo Insects are such a good match for the Cirque du Soleil, you have to wonder why those scurrying around that famous Montreal hive had not thought of them before.

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What Chicago can learn from Toronto

International arts fest Luminato a good model to follow TORONTO - At Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, one message rings the …

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Two worthy new summer plays: 'Chinglish' and 'The Homosexuals'

David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" is that rare theatrical beast that's culturally wise, but also enough of a good time that if you head over to the Goodman directly from the office, you won't …

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'5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche' and 'Radio Goggles'

Kerry Reid reviews The New Colony and Oracle Productions this week in On the Fringe

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The Theater Loop has a new look

The Theater Loop has a new look. However, all your favorite features are still here. In the near future, we hope to bring you yet more new content and resources.

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'Traces' gets a New York run

"Traces," the circus show that impressed at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago last winter, is getting an off-Broadway run. The show will open in August at the Union Square Theatre in New Y…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Nevin Steinberg Will Depart Tony-Nominated Acme Sound Partners by Andrew Gans

Nevin Steinberg, who co-founded Acme Sound Partners with Tom Clark and Mark Menard in 2000, will depart the company Jan. 1, 2012, after more than 11 years with the prolific sound design comp…

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The Little Dog Laughed, Little Shop of Horrors and More Part of Gallery Players' 2011-2012 Season by Andy Propst

The Gallery Players has announced its 2011-2012 season, which will open with Douglas Carter Beane's satiric look at show business and its treatment of gay celebrities, The Little Dog La…

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Sarah Stern Appointed Co-Artistic Director of Vineyard Theatre by Adam Hetrick

The Vineyard Theatre has announced that associate artistic director Sarah Stern will join Douglas Aibel as co-artistic director of the Off-Broadway theatre company beginning with the start o…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber on Joseph - and Maria Friedman in the studio by The Really Useful Group

Andrew Lloyd Webber on Joseph - and Maria Friedman in the studio http://www.josephthemusical.com Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber discusses the very first school performance of Joseph, while M…

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News: Strictly’s Du Beke & Boag Launch Let’s Do It Tour

Anton du Beke and Erin Boag,aka the “the King and Queen of the ballroom”, will launch their new live dance show Let’s Do It from Northampton Royal & Derngate on 19 January 2012, before…

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Bored with the Bard -- or smitten as ever? by Elyse Sommer

Are we bored with the Bard?   This is the query  posed by  John Moore, theater critic of the Denver Post.   Moore   backs up  his belief that, at…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Sondheim's ROAD SHOW at Menier Chocolate Factory

Following on from the Menier Chocolate Factory's acclaimed productions of Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, Road Show premiered at t…

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Bob Spiotto Will Show His Shades of Grey in NYC Tribute to Joel Grey by Michael Gioia

Bob Spiotto, the executive producer of Hofstra Entertainment at Hofstra University, will take the stage at New York City's Metropolitan Room for his new show, Shades of Grey: A Tribute t…

Linked From Playbill at 11:29AM

ArtsBeat: Don't Kill the Rabbit: Bunny-Skinning Scene Is Excised from Royal Shakespeare Company's 'As You Like It' by Dave Itzkoff

The comedy, which is to begin performances on Wednesday during the company's Lincoln Center Festival residency, will not show a dead rabbit being skinned and decapitated, as the British prod…

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TT: On the beach

National Review Online recently asked me to choose a short stack of books for summer reading. To see my list,...

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BroadwayWorld Presents This Week's Restaurant Pick of the Week- Havana Central

Check back each week as we highlight our favorite restaurants in our Restaurant Pick of the Week.

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Bed, Bath and Really Beyond

Not theater related but.... I was in Annapolis this past weekend and came across a shopping area that featured the familiar Bed, Bath and Beyond...but in unusual surroundings. Now we know wh…

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Social Media + Time = Success by Rebecca Coleman

Social Media is an investment of time. If you start up a new business, you have to invest in it. When I started my business, I got a website, some business cards, and some equipment for my n…

Linked From Rebecca Coleman at 11:21AM

The danger of the "Big Reveal" by Michael Roderick

The media has made the idea of the big reveal a very prominent thing. We often picture little elves toiling away in the darkness until one magic day the new iphone appears, or we don't hear …

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Introducing my spinoff: The Producer's Perspective - The Godspell Edition. by Ken Davenport

What do Happy Days, Cheers and Law & Order all have in common with this blog? They've all produced a spin-off! Last week, I revealed the results of my Producer's Perspective survey about…

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Victoria Wood on That Day We Sang at the Manchester festival - video

Victoria Wood and cast discuss That Day We Sang, her new musical

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Review: La rondine ****

Puccini’s ‘other’ Paris opera gets a rare outing in the bucolic surroundings of London’s Holland Park.  Like the contemporaneous Gianni Schicchi it has become fa…

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Blues for Mr. Charlie by StageGrade

Are critics singing "Blues for Mr. Charlie"?

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Marcia Milgrom Dodge to Direct Around the World in 80 Days at Pittsburgh Public Theater; Season Announced by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge will direct Pittsburgh Public Theater's production of Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by Mark Brown from the novel by Jules Verne. The produ…

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Susan Blackwell, Joe Iconis, et al. Set for July 25 I'm Only Popular At Summer Camp Event by Andy Propst

Susan Blackwell and Joe Iconis, along with Ann Leary, Deborah Copaken Kogan, and Ava Crawford, will take part in I'm Only Popular at Summer Camp, the next installment of the six-word m…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:03AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Former History Boy Samuel Barnett on His London Stage Return in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Matt Wolf

Samuel Barnett will be long remembered for playing the heartsick student Posner in Alan Bennett’s Tony-winning The History Boys, a performance that earned him a 2006 Best Featured Acto…

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Sarah Stern to Join Douglas Aibel as Co-Artistic Director of Vineyard Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

Sarah Stern has been appointed Vineyard Theatre's co-artistic director, along with current artistic director Douglas Aibel, beginning with the 2011-2012 season. Stern first joined the …

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:57AM

Broadway Bares and Fire Island Dance Festival: From One Masterpiece to Another by Bcefatv

Broadway Bares and Fire Island Dance Festival: From One Masterpiece to Another From Broadway Bares XXI: Masterpiece to the majesty of Fire Island Dance Festival 17, the art of dance takes c…

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Will Cirque's Irresistably Odd Escape Frighten Broadway? by Cara Joy David

Traditionally Cirque shows have played outside Manhattan proper. However this year, the circus arts have landed at Radio City. And Cirque just may be taking money away from Broadway shows.

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Debbie Allen-Helmed Twist Extends Pasadena Playhouse Run by Adam Hetrick

The Pasadena Playhouse production of Twist, a soulful imagining of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" starring Cleavant Derricks, Tamyra Gray and Alaman Diadhiou, has extended its…

Linked From Playbill at 10:49AM

BWW Poll Results: What Musical of Old Should Next Be Revived on Broadway? - PIPPIN!

Last week, BroadwayWorld launched a new weekly poll series, beginning with the question of which Tony-winning or nominated show of old was the most desired Broadway revival. Though a close …

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David Hasselhoff to Guest Star on FX's SONS OF ANARCHY This Fall

According to TVGuide.com, stage veteran David Hasselhoff will satr in FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' in October. Hasselhoff will play a sleazy ex-porn star.

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PHOTO CALL: Rob Evan, Luba Mason, Lawrence Clayton, William Michals Sing Broadway And Berg by Matthew Blank and Lucas Lilieholm

Rob Evan, Luba Mason, Lawrence Clayton, William Michals and more debuted Broadway And Berg: Broadway Show Stoppers and the Theater Songs of Neil Berg July 5 at Feinstein's.

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Jenn Colella, Matt McGrath, Bryce Pinkham and Blake Daniel Join Powerhouse Musicals by Adam Hetrick

Complete casting has been announced for the New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's 2011 Powerhouse Theater presentations of the musicals The Nightingale, February House and Piece o…

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Have We Lost Our Appetite For Shakespeare?

"The numbers suggest as much: This year, only 37 percent of the productions offered by the 10 leading Shakespeare festivals in North America were written by their namesake."...

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Playbill Video Goes Backstage at the Armory for the Royal Shakespeare Company in NYC (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

The Royal Shakespeare Company has teamed up with the Lincoln Center Festival and Ohio State University to make its way across the world and give New York City’s Park Avenue Armory a ma…

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BAM in the 'Hood by The Playgoer

As if to placate critics of the behemoth Atlantic Yards gentrification project, Bruce Ratner announces he'll include a "cultural programming" in the big Barclay's Center sports arena to be c…

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Jordin Sparks to Sing National Anthem at MBA All-Star Game

Following her singing of the National Anthem at the Capitol Fourth Celebration this past weekend, American Idol alum and Broadway veteran JOrdin Sparks has signed on to sing it again- this t…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:33AM

Photo Flash: Kevin Spacey as RICHARD III for The Bridge Project!

On June 29, 2011, The Bridge Project opened Richard III starring The Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic in London. The production will embark on an international tour inc…

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Director's Commentary: THE CARE BEARS MOVIE (1985) by Bilal

Our fourth presentation for It Came From The Neo-Futurarium X is the first of our remounts: The House Theatre of Chicago, who also gave us the delightful Newsies and Tremors (Edited for Tele…

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Show Boat Extends Through September 17 at Goodspeed Opera House by Andy Propst

Goodspeed Musicals has extended Show Boat, running at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, the production, which has choreography by Noah Racey and musical…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:28AM

Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Nominations Announced by Andy Propst

The nominees for the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards have been announced. The New Depot Players' production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical has received the most nominat…

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Jenn Collela, Matt McGrath, Bryce Pinkham and Blake Daniel Join Powerhouse Musicals by Adam Hetrick

Complete casting has been announced for the New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's 2011 Powerhouse Theater presentations of the musicals The Nightingale, February House and Piece o…

Linked From Playbill at 10:24AM

Nigel Lythgoe Honored with Rolex Dance Award, 10/31

Rolex will present A HALLOWEEN THRILLER A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires amp Wilis, - Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 70…

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A Lizard Hunter? Hair Star Kacie Sheik on Her Dog's Special Skills by Broadway.com

After a two-show day, Broadway’s pet-owning performers love nothing more than coming home to their number one fan: a loyal four-legged friend. In honor of the annual Broadway Barks dog…

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Sneak VidPeek: "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" at Westport Playhouse

Here's a sneak peek at the upcoming production of Terrence McNally's "Lips Together, Teeth Apart"  with previews strarting tuesday at the Westport Country Playhouse. (Opening night is S…

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Nigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at Career Transition For Dancers Gala by Dan Bacalzo

Producer and choreographer Nigel Lythgoe will receive the 2011 Rolex Dance Award at Career Transition For Dancers' gala, A Halloween Thriller: A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vam…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:13AM

Shakespeare Marathon Week at Yale Summer Cabaret

Want to dive into three Shakespeare works in a big way?  Yale Summer Cabaret, 217 Park St. in New Haven, is presenting three of the bard's shows (actually more if you count one compilat…

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Frances Ruffelle, Kim Criswell, Ramin Karimloo, Daniel Boys and More Set for Dress Circle Benefit by Andrew Gans

A host of performers from the West End will join forces Aug. 7 to raise money for the struggling show-business shop Dress Circle.

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Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman Opens in Concert in Toronto!

For two weeks only this summer, Tony Award Winning stage and screen star Hugh Jackman is gracing the stage of The Princess of Wales Theatre with his spectacular one man show. After a sold-ou…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Scott Burkell Will Head Cast of Farmers Alley Theatre's Urinetown by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for the Farmers Alley Theatre's upcoming production of the Tony-winning musical Urinetown, which will play the Michigan venue July 15-31.

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Scott Burkell Will Head the Cast Farmers Alley Theatre's Urinetown by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for the Farmers Alley Theatre's upcoming production of the Tony-winning musical Urinetown, which will play the Michigan venue July 15-31.

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Twist - An American Musical Extends Through July 24 at Pasadena Playhouse by Andy Propst

The Pasadena Playhouse has extended Twist - An American Musical. Directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, the production will now run through July 24. Based on Charles Dickens' cl…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:53AM

Arg! (A Short Rant About Contemporary Theatre Commentary) by Parabasis

By Isaac Butler I seem to be noticing a rising tide in posts, columns, conversations, tweets, facebook status updates etc. that are driving me nuts. They are all well meaning, and genuine, I…

Linked From Parabasis at 09:52AM

Dissecting Shakespeare in the Park 2011

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park is an annual New York summer rite. This season the company is presenting two late comedies in repertory at the Delacorte Theater in Central Par…

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Ticket Offer: £5 tickets for Dream Story at the Gate Theatre by Jake Orr

Fresh on the heels of the other ticket offers we have at the moment, comes another and better offer for you. Tickets for Dream Story at the Gate Theatre are only £5 to AYT readers. Hurry th…

Linked From A Younger Theatre at 09:45AM

Jordin Sparks to Sing National Anthem at MLB All-Star Game by Brian Scott Lipton

Former In the Heights star and American Idol champion Jordin Sparks will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Tuesday, July 12 at Major League Baseball's 82nd All-Star game, …

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:43AM

David Hasselhoff to Guest Star on FX's Sons of Anarchy by Andy Propst

David Hasselhoff will guest star on an October episode of FX's Sons of Anarchy, according to a report on TVGuide.com. He is slated to play a former porn star, who is making major coin …

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:43AM

Nigel Lythgoe Will Be Honored at Career Transition for Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee by Andrew Gans

Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee will be held Oct. 31 at 7 PM at New York City Center.

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The critic as artist by Thomas Garvey

My friend and fellow blogger Greg Cook seems to be branching out from art criticism to the thing itself - or at least that's how I feel after checking out a recent post on his blog, The New …

Linked From The Hub Review at 09:35AM

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Explains JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Piers Morgan

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's successful career thus far includes Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Even among those hits, however, The Phantom…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:33AM

James Braly Launches National Tour of Life in a Marital Institution by Andy Propst

James Braly has launched a national tour of his one-man show Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy In One Terrifying Hour) with an engagement at the Wilma Theatre running throu…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:33AM

Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita Will Make New York Cabaret Debut by Andrew Gans

Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Zorro) will make her New York City nightclub debut next month with her critically acclaimed All Hail the Queen (Hail Yes!).

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Lesli Margherita to Perform All Hail the Queen (Hail Yes!) at Midtown Theatre in August by Andy Propst

Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita will offer two performances of All Hail the Queen (Hail Yes!) at the Midtown Theatre on Monday, August 8 at 8pm and Tuesday, August 9 at 10pm. Lauren Ba…

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Review: The Blood Brothers present…Freaks from the Morgue

While there are many genres that film and theatre have shared throughout their history, there are a few that have never fully made the transition one way or the other. Horror is one of these…

Linked From The New York Theatre Experience at 09:21AM

Sharon McNight, Krysta Rodgriguez, Natalie Weiss, Daniel Tatar Sing Ryan Scott Oliver Tunes July 6 by Andrew Gans

RSO: Barre Bones, an evening of songs by Ryan Scott Oliver, will be presented at Show at Barre/BARRE vt in Los Angeles July 6 at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.

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Ticket Offer: 2 tickets for £12 for Toad at Southwark Playhouse by Jake Orr

Another hot ticket deal, and this one has limited time attached, so get a-moving. Our friends at Southwark Playhouse are offering 2 tickets for £12 THIS WEEK (the first week) to see Toad. B…

Linked From A Younger Theatre at 09:10AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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50 ways to get a script assignments by Ken Levine

Opportunities don’t come along very often. You've gotta take advantage. When David and I were starting out, our first sale was to THE JEFFERSONS. The story editors had liked our spec MA…

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Ticket Offer: £35 for 3 Shows as part of Donmar Warehouse at Trafalgar Studios by Jake Orr

When we got an email from the Donmar Warehouse team about an exciting ticket offer, we lept at the chance to be able to tell you about it. Now as young people we’re use to hunting out …

Linked From A Younger Theatre at 08:35AM

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Do I Need An MFA?In my first guest blog post for Theatre Bay Area I answer that question for myself. And, I'll admit I was a little nervous about discussing it on a public forum, but after a…

Linked From Variations On A Theme at 08:34AM

Upcoming: Howard Barker’s Victory at PTP/NYC by George Hunka

Victory: Choices in Reaction will receive its United States premiere next Tuesday, 12 July, as part of the PTP/NYC summer season at Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16th Street in New York. The pl…

Linked From Superfluities Redux at 08:21AM

New Voices at Paper Mill Playhouse by Paper Mill Playhouse

New Voices at Paper Mill Playhouse Over 120 of the region's most talented students unite for NEW VOICES, the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theater Conservator…

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iCritic Booth Debuts at Barrington Stage; Reviews Pending

Who needs Ben Brantley? John Simon take a hike. Ta-ta, er...me.  . Barrington Stage Company, based in Pittsfield, Mass. in the Massachusetts Berkshires, has introduced the  …

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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"Zarkana" is a Delighful Extravaganza by Jan Simpson

Get there early if you’re going to see Zarkana, the latest Cirque du Soleil production, which recently opened for a summer-long run at Radio City Music Hall. And make sure to take your cam…

Linked From Broadway & Me at 07:57AM

Nicholas Hytner shares a few of his favourite songs (part 1) by TheatreVOICE

These Are a Few Of My Favourite Songs: Nick Hytner (part1). The artistic director of the National Theatre talks to Mark Shenton about some of the songs that have meant the most to him during…

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Sir Nicholas Hytner shares more favourite songs (part 2) by TheatreVOICE

These Are a Few Of My Favourite Songs: Nick Hytner (part 2). The artistic director of the National Theatre talks to Mark Shenton about some of the songs that have meant the most to him durin…

Linked From Theatre Voice at 07:45AM

Why theatremakers should grapple with Mexican wrestling

Maybe it's the sawdust, maybe it's the spectacle – but the drama I saw in one fight at the Arena Mexico rivals that of any playI've recently come back from Mexico, where I saw one of the b…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:43AM

ArtsBeat: Q. & A.: How to Start Your Own Theater Company by Erik Piepenburg

Reginald Nelson, the author of a book about how to start a theater company, is taking readers' questions.

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Headed to Broadway Spring 2012? by Rialto Chatter

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice both travelled to see the show and came away from their experiences - wildly enthusiastic. Now, Michael Riedel in the New York Post has pic…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:38AM

How Webber developed 'Superstar' by Piers Morgan

Andrew Lloyd Webber tells Piers Morgan about the origins of "Jesus Christ Superstar."

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at THE LITTLE MERMAID's MUNY Costumes!

During the closing night of the MUNY's KISS ME KATE, they took their cameras backstage to get a sneak peek at costumes for the theatre's next show -- Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID.

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'Matt & Ben' and Mindy and Brenda by Jenna Scherertheater

Two best friends - young, talented and hoping to break into showbiz - pen a script together. It hits big, accolades...

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Nick Giles leaving Donmar Warehouse after six months by Natalie Woolman

Nick Giles is to step down as executive producer at the Donmar Warehouse after just six months in the role.

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Turning a theatre around by Mark Shenton

A big theatre is like a big ship: it has a very big turning circle, and unlike a London cab, for instance, it can’t be expected to execute a 180 degree turn when hailed to do so, but has t…

Linked From The Stage at 07:27AM

Royal Shakespeare Company Cuts the Bunny

The company's production of "As You Like It," which opens Wednesday at the Lincoln Center Festival, has reversed course at the last minute and cut a visceral moment from the comedy.

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'Cirque Ziva': Chinese acrobats perform amazing feats in Asbury Park by Peter Filichia

An acrobat performs a hoop balancing act in Cirque Ziva, which will be presented in Asbury Park throughout July. In addition to all the pretzels served on the beach at Asbury Park, a theater…

Linked From NJ.com at 07:27AM

McKean, Thompson join 'Lear'

Legit News: Public Theater lines up early casting -- Michael McKean, John Douglas Thompson and Enid Graham will appear alongside Sam Waterston in the Public Theater's Off Broadway production…

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Few fireworks for Broadway

Legit News: Sales slow from holiday distractions -- Barbecues, fireworks and summer weather helped distract theatergoers from Broadway last week, as a long Fourth of July weekend siphoned sa…

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REVIEW: Hugh Jackman in Concert, the definition of awesome by Richard Ouzounian

It almost seems illegal that a man this good-looking and charming should also be able to sing and act with such skill.

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BWW's On This Day - July 6, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Colonial closing, with duration unknown by Geoff Edgers

The Colonial Theatre, famous for its golden ceiling, ornate murals, and excellent sight lines, is set to go dark this weekend - and nobody knows for how long.

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Review: Singin' in the Rain (Chichester) ****

Singin' in the Rain is the ultimate feel-good musical. It’s got terrific songs, some great lines and opportunities for some fantastic dance routines. And, on press night, even the weat…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 06:30AM

News: Cast: Globe Mysteries, Court Machine & My City

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced full casting for their upcoming The Globe Mysteries, Tony Harrison's new adaptation of The Mystery Plays. The production will open at the Globe on 10 …

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 06:20AM

I Believe... (The Transformers Edition) by Don Hall

...that it seems to me a crime to spend millions of dollars - MILLIONS - on making a movie that takes the supremely cool Optimus Prime and makes him a petty dick....that it is inconceivable …

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Jesus Christ Superstar With Piers Morgan (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber recently sat down with Piers Morgan on CNN July 1. In a sneak peek of the interview, Webber talked about The Phantom of the Opera, which will soon celebrate its …

Linked From Playbill at 05:45AM

Artist Cy Twombly, who scrawled wildly on canvas, dies at 83 by Sebastian Smee

Cy Twombly, one of the 20th century’s great lyrical artists, died yesterday in Rome. The cause was not immediately disclosed, but he had suffered from cancer. He was 83.

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Man steals Picasso drawing off wall

Police are on the hunt for a man who walked into a San Francisco art gallery, grabbed a valuable pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso off the wall, and fled in a waiting taxicab.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Comedian Judy Gold pines for TV show in theatre sketch by Jordan Teicher, Special To The Daily News

Judy Gold is a lesbian mother of two, a standup comedian, and the product of a neurotic Jewish mother. Her life would make great TV. But, so far, it hasn't.

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Phantom celebrates 25th Anniversary with shows at Royal Albert Hall by Keith

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, acclaimed British composer, has been wowing audiences for 25 years with his poignant Phantom of the Opera West End Musical. In celebration of this incredible milesto…

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Review: Singin' in the Rain ****

Singin’ in the Rain is the ultimate feel-good musical. It’s got terrific songs, some great lines and opportunities for some fantastic dance routines. And, on press night, even th…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 04:50AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Cendrillon ***

Midsummer may not seem the most obvious season for an outing to Cinderella but the Royal Opera have chosen Massenet’s version of the tale, here receiving its first ever performances in…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 03:55AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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What’s Good For The Grágás Is Good For The Arts Organization by Joe

I was reading that Iceland is in the process of updating it constitution and is soliciting feedback from its citizens. The constitutional council is posting drafts of each section online and…

Linked From Butts In The Seats at 01:10AM

They're Making a Musical of WHAT?!?!?! by Peter Filichia

Remember the question that Joe Gaken asked a few weeks ago? He wanted to know, “What was the musical that was announced that made you say ‘Are you kidding? There’s going to…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:01AM

The Reviews Are In(sulting) by Peter Filichia

Did you catch the column I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Broadway Bound? It’s William Torbert Leonard’s 618-page tome that’s subtitled “A Guide to Shows That…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:01AM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Classical to contemporary: a dancer's twists and turns

They say still waters run deep. Alan Obuzor was only 17 when he joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as a quiet young man with a regal air about him -- some said he was actually descended from a…

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CHICAGO Begins Summer Schedule Today

The long-running hit Broadway musical CHICAGO is pleased to announce an innovative new summer performance schedule.

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What Do You Think Of The Pretty Deaths In Recent Movies and TV? by Mark Blankenship

From The Big C to Funny People to Never Let Me Go to You Don’t Know Jack, we’ve been seeing a lot of high-profile projects that have looked at brutal, inevitable death with a ser…

Linked From The Critical Condition at 12:27AM

The RSC in NYC: Stratford-upon-Avon-upon-Park Avenue by Ruth Leon

The Royal Shakespeare Company packs up its ensemble, crew and even its stage and heads to New York City — into the converted Park Avenue Armory.

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Another coming of 'Christ' by Michael Riedel

Critics may snigger all they want to at Andrew Lloyd Webber's music, but the great songwriter Cy Coleman ("Witchcraft," "Hey, Big Spender") once told me, "There isn't a Broadway composer al…

Linked From The New York Post Subscription at 12:16AM

Sondheim's Road Show Opens at London's Menier Chocolate Factory July 6 by Mark Shenton

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s much-traveled musical Road Show officially opens at London's Menier Chocolate Factory July 6 following previews that began June 24 for a run thr…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

National Playwrights Conference Begins at O'Neill Center July 6 by Adam Hetrick

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference, featuring works by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Anna Ziegler and Keith Reddin, begins July 6 in Waterford, CT.

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I Wish You Love, Musical About Nat King Cole, Arrives in Hartford July 6 by Adam Hetrick

The Nat King Cole musical I Wish You Love, which features a host of hits by the late velvet-voiced crooner, begins performances July 6 as part of the 2011 SummerStage season at Hartford Stag…

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With Its Own Auditorium in Tow, RSC Begins Residency at Park Avenue Armory July 6 by Adam Hetrick

The Royal Shakespeare Company is bringing the Bard to New York audiences in style. The company begins its six-week residency at the Park Avenue Armory July 6, offering five Shakespeare plays…

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Timon of Athens, in Unique Adaptation for Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Begins July 6 by Kenneth Jones

Timon of Athens, Shakespeare's rarely produced play on the topics of greed and betrayal, gets revived by Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey starting July 6 in a 90-minute adaptation by Br…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Ann Morrison, Chris Peluso, Kaleigh Cronin Star in Wichita Sunset Boulevard Starting July 6 by Andrew Gans

Ann Morrison, who created the role of Mary Flynn in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, dons the turban of Norma Desmond beginning July 6 in the…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Muny's Little Mermaid, Featuring Paul Vogt, Ken Page, Patti Murin, Begins July 6 by Andrew Gans

Disney's The Little Mermaid begins performances July 6 at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.

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Today in Theatre History: JULY 6 by Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1939 A young Hollywood hopeful is forced to watch her own career fizzle as her boyfriend's blossoms in Lew Brown's new musical, Yokel Boy. Lois January and Buddy Ebsen star in the ne…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Judy Gold's The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom Opens at the DR2 Theatre July 6 by Andrew Gans

Emmy-winning actress and comic Judy Gold, who was seen Off-Broadway in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, returns to the New York stage in a brand-new show entitled The Judy Show: My Life as …

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Stratford-upon-Avon-upon-Park Avenue by Ruth Leon

The Royal Shakespeare Company packs up its ensemble, crew and even its stage and heads to New York City — into the converted Park Avenue Armory.

Linked From Playbill at 12:01AM

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