Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/20/2011

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8202011.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Review - Death Takes a Holiday at the Roundabout Theatre by Christopher Caggiano

I was a bit delayed in seeing Death Takes a Holiday, the new musical with a score by Maury Yeston and book by the late Peter Stone and the not-late Thomas Meehan. The show is currently runni…

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The Day the Sky Turned Black by Jonathan Mandell

Writer and performer Ali Kennedy Scott portrays five survivors of a natural catastrophe in Australia, but her delineation of character needs to be deeper and more distinct.

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American Mud by Lisa Jo Sagolla

Short on plot and long on preachy monologues, this play by Jackie Ruggiero Jacobson is nonetheless a provocative, intelligent work, rich in thoughtful feminist commentary on current politi…

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Private/Private Ventures and Wallace Foundation publish new study on after-school programs

Randolph AdamsTreat Yourself Like Cary Grant​Rick Pagano's tale of a death row inmate who think's he's the famous actor is being reviewed this weekend at Hollywood's Lillian Theatre. For a…

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Playwright Kristoffer Diaz steps into the ring

The search for self-expression in a constricted setting is at the heart of Diaz's 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,' where the worlds of pro wrestling and theater collide."This is earli…

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54 Days ’til Godspell: Signing someone for special effects. by Ken

What’s great about working with incredibly creative people, is that every day by day in production, new and exciting ideas are born.  I call it these ideas “Wouldn’t it be…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Brikenbrak Theatre Project to present world premiere of ‘Wolf’ by Bob Bullen

The ambitious storefront theatre company, Brikenbrak Theatre Project, is getting ready to open the premiere of Wolf, a new play written by artistic director Paul Cosca. I’m attending A…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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ALL ATHEISTS ARE MUSLIM and BLANK - Talkin' Broadway's Reviews by Matthew Murray

"You’re Muslim! Did you know that?"

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Film of The Deep Blue Sea returns playwright Terence Rattigan to the spotlight by Vanessa Thorpe

The author's stylish language will be heard once more in the movie, fifty years after he was branded as old-fashioned amid the coming of drama's angry young menThe spare, stylish dialogue of…

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Anna Chancellor: 'My life was chaotic. But it's turned out OK' – interview by Tim Lewis

Anna Chancellor has rarely been cast in lead roles. That hasn't stopped her starring in the current BBC drama The Hour and a double bill of Rattigan and David Hare at Chichester. But life di…

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Top Girls; The Mother; Around the World in Eighty Days – review by Susannah Clapp

Trafalgar Studios; Scoop, both LondonLook for Caryl Churchill in the 1996 edition of Oxford's Concise Companion to the Theatre and you'll find her. But only just. She's documented not separa…

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Best of the fringe: our alternative awards by Tom Lamont

From the best double acts to shows that would grace HBO, we pick the highlights of 2011The 2011 Edinburgh fringe is 16 days old. By now, performers will have snatches of dialogue ingrained s…

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Shakespeare's last masterpiece was really a musical by Vanessa Thorpe

Shakespeare scholar reveals contribution of virtuoso court lutenist Robert Johnson towards The TempestShakespeare's The Tempest was first performed at court in November 1611. Four hundred ye…

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Twenty-year global project is the last word on Ben Jonson by Dalya Alberge

Work compiling the colourful playwright's complete works is due for publication this yearA mammoth publication of the complete works of Ben Jonson, the English dramatist regarded by many as …

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Edinburgh fringe comedy round-up by Stephanie Merritt

From Andrew Maxwell and Sarah Millican to Russell Kane and Meryl O'Rourke, Stephanie Merritt reviews the best of this year's Edinburgh comedyAndrew Maxwell's fringe poster is adorned with ro…

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Ché Walker: The best performance I've ever seen

Ann Mitchell in Through the Leaves at the Southwark Playhouse, 2003At the risk of sounding like a mummy's boy, and obviously with the caveat that it's impossible to be objective about someon…

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The Peony Pavilion, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh - Rock the Ballet, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Ignorance is often a key ingredient in the apprehension of beauty.

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The Tempest, King's Theatre, Edinburgh - King Lear, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh - Top Girls, Trafalgar Studios, London

Prospero was king of the castle once, before his usurper brother cast him adrift on the ocean.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: THE LION KING 3D Blooper Reel!

The movie will be re-released for two weeks in 3D this September. Check out a blooper reel featuring all the well-known Lion King characters below

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News: Olympics Competition Looms Large at Fringe AGM

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society's annual general meeting was held in Edinburgh today (20 August 2011) with the effects the 2012 London Olympics could have on the world's largest arts f…

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STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand's CBS Sunday Morning Interview - Sneak Peek!

Surely even a legend must sing in the shower now and again Nope - and find out why in this sneak preview of tomorrow's CBS Sunday Morning interview with Streisand

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HIGHWAYMEN Very Much Alive at Crighton Theatre by David Dow Bentley III

Last Saturday’s rousing “Guitars and Cadillacs” opening number from the onstage band may have been a bit too loud, but with the drums, 2 guitars, and keyboard at the ready, the soli…

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Critic's picks

TEN CENTS A DANCE A lovely, elegiac revue, conceived and directed by John Doyle, that traces the shifting currents of romance through the songs of Rodgers and Hart. Through Aug. 28. Williams…

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'Footloose' at North Shore Music Theatre by Wendy Killeen

KICKING UP THEIR HEELS - The dance musical “Footloose,’’ based on the 1984 film about a city kid transplanted to a conservative rural town where rock ’n’ roll a…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Critic's picks by Sebastian Smee

PISSARRO’S PEOPLE The rarely exhibited portraits and figure paintings of this beloved artist, a central figure in Impressionism (at left: “Young Peasant Woman Drinking Her Caf…

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Shrinking landmark by Jose Martinez, Globe Correspondent

Something about the snow pile just drew him in. For 17 consecutive weekends, Cliff Henricksen took his point-and-shoot Canon to the overflow parking lot across the street from the AMC Framin…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Take a Peek at Keepsakes in Matt Bogart's Jersey Boys Dressing Room by Broadway.com

The long-running musical hit Jersey Boys features Matt Bogart as Nick Massi, the Four Seasons' quiet yet volatile bass guitarist. Broadway vet Bogart (Aida, Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe&rsquo…

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Chicago Fringe Festival schedule announced by Scotty Zacher

The year’s Fringe Festival theme is "On the Map, Under the Radar," expresses the sentiments that - even thought Chicago Fringe has carved out a strong identity in the Fringe community - it…

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Union Avenue Opera puts its all into 'Dead Man Walking'

Union Avenue Opera, known primarily for its pocket productions of grand operas, stepped out this weekend in a new direction: a contemporary score, "Dead Man Walking," gritty but lyrical, by …

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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News: Olympics Competition Loom Large at Fringe AGM

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society's annual general meeting was held in Edinburgh today (20 August 2011) with the effects the 2012 London Olympics could have on the world's largest arts f…

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Feature: Best of the Edinburgh Blogs - Week Two

This week, our bloggers have uploaded musings on a myriad of subjects, some serious (the spiralling costs of performing at the Fringe), some bizarre (making cucumber trumpets with Mel Geidro…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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A Musical Introduction From the Cast of Williamstown’s Ten Cents a Dance (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Ten Cents a Dance, the new Rodgers and Hart musical crafted by Tony Award-winning director John Doyle, began its U.S. premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival Aug. 11. The cast features…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Love Letter To Sleepwalkers Theatre Charisse Loriaux plays Aya in JC Lee's The Nature LineLast night I went to see The Nature Line by JC Lee at Sleepwalkers Theatre. I've looking forward …

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Tony Award Winner Robert Lopez Sings "I Believe" From The Book of Mormon (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Robert Lopez, who won Tony Awards for Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, recently sat down with WNYC’s “Soundcheck” to talk about his current Tony Award-winning musical and h…

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Drawings of the sublime, darkly tangled in nature by Sebastian Smee

We like to stress what was “modern’’ - what somehow anticipated our own era - about great artists of earlier epochs. But isn’t there something narcissistic about the …

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Artists explore river of knowledge by Cate McQuaid

PROVIDENCE - Explorers and scientists have reached and documented most of the Earth, and while there aren’t too many uncharted places left to go on the planet, our culture still holds …

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NOIR – Love and Murder at First Sight at NY Int’l Fringe Fest by Oscar E. Moore

Director Marc Geller has done a skillful job evoking the dark, cynical, melodramatic and sometimes humorous atmosphere

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Last chance to catch Intimate Opera Pasadena – Sunday by Pauline Adamek

  Looking for something to do this Sunday (tomorrow)? Sunday August 21st is your last chance to catch to check out Intimate Opera Pasadena’s (IOP’s) production of the brilliant and …

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NOIR – Love and Murder at First Sight at NY Int’l Fringe Fest by Oscar E Moore

The teaser quote “Love and Murder at First Sight” is a promo from the film “Double Indemnity” but it can aptly apply to a new play by Stan Werse, NOIR, which is being…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Hugh Dancy’s Kinky, Barbra Streisand’s on YouTube and Other Lessons of the Week by Paul Wontorek

Looking for a quick recap of the week's news on Broadway? You've come to the right place! Yes, it's been another week of crazy theater news and fun features on Broadway.com and, …

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The Legend of Julie Taymor by Theasy.com

Bleecker Theatre, FringeNYC, Off Off Broadway By Joseph Samuel Wright BOTTOM LINE: The Legend of Julie Taymor is a satirical Fringe musical re-imagining the recent Spiderman debacles …

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BROADWAY RECALL: CHICAGO Finds Its Audience by Michael Dale

On Saturday afternoon, August 27th, that revival will chalk up its 6,138th performance, surpassing A Chorus Line as Broadway's longest running American musical. Sure, there are three Broadw…

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Evergreen Players' P.K. Worley dies at 78 by John Moore The Denver Post

Paul "P.K." Worley, who spent 25 years with the Evergreen Players in many capacities, most as a director, died Wednesday night in Evergreen.

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Blink 182's humor is juvenile, its music powerful

When Blink 182 asks "What's My Age Again?" it's a fair question. Even though the band members are well into their 30s and have reunited after a five-year hiatus, the pop-punk trio -- guitari…

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Musical Words of Wisdom: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals by JK

A few weeks ago, I had a blog of Broadway musical lyrics that I (and you) found to be particularly clever, catchy or meaningful - sometimes all three.  Several of you have since been so…

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Two Alone/Too Together by Erik Haagensen

I haven't the foggiest idea of what author-actor Peter Welch thinks he's up to with this two-hander, but as Noël Coward once sang, 90 minutes is a long, long time.

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Crawling With Monsters by David Sheward

Theater and reality make a powerful mix in this searing documentary on the effects of violence on children in Mexico's border towns.

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Talking with Rhodessa Jones, Holly Hughes, and Lenelle Moise by Jill Dolan

In May, I participated in the Feminist Performance Festival in Chicago, organized by E. Patrick Johnson and their Northwestern colleagues in performance studies and women's studies.  (S…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Photo Flash: Lea Salonga, Anika Noni Rose, Paige O'Hara et al. Honored at D23 Expo

Television icon Regis Philbin, Muppets creator Jim Henson, the extraordinary actresses who vocally brought to life many modern-day Disney Princesses including Jodi Benson Ariel from The Litt…

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Who won the $795 seat at the Digital Marketing Boot Camp? by Ken Davenport

Oh, if only we could send everyone. Like library books, I think digital marketing info should be free and for everyone, because it's so important to our future. But until that happens, we'll…

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"Death Takes a Holiday" Isn't Much Fun by Jan Simpson

Death was indeed on a holiday the first time I tried to see the new chamber musical Death Takes a Holiday that has been playing this summer at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels T…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Still Waiting for Broadway Plans...

In November, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will open at La Jolla Playhouse with Des McAnuff directing. However, no plans are confirmed on it's expected move to Broadway, according to Sign On San Di…

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Mamma Mia! by Songs From The Musicals

Mamma Mia! Promotional video for the West End show featuring the 2010 London cast. No copyright infringement intended. http://www.songsfromthemusicals.com From: sftMusicals Views: 607 …

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STAGE TUBE: Constantine Maroulis Performs at D23 Expo

Constantine Maroulis, star of ROCK OF AGES and former finalist on American Idol, joined Fisher-Price and Disney Consumer Products to perform at D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Maroulis' concert …

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STAGE TUBE: A Look at the CHESS UK Tour

The U.K. touring production of CHESS, featuring a company of actor-musicians playing their own accompaniment, is set to open at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre Sept. 24. The production w…

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Hugh Dancy’s Getting Kinky, Barbra Streisand’s on YouTube and Other Lessons of the Week by Paul Wontorek

Looking for a quick recap of the week's news on Broadway? You've come to the right place! Yes, it's been another week of crazy theater news and fun features on Broadway.com and, …

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Photo Flash: Kathy Rigby Returns as PETER PAN

Olympic gymnast, Cathy Rigby, will once again take flight in her Tony nominated and Emmy Award winning role as the boy who won't grow up, Peter Pan.

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Youtube Weekend Fave: Some "Wicked" Clips from "Wizard"

Every weekend I'm going to post some of the youtube clips that I come across that I especially love -- those that give me goosebumps, touch my heart or make me laugh.I'm in a "Wicked" mood w…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Cow Play – New York Int’l Fringe Festival by Oscar E Moore

I wouldn’t presume to know or explain to you what Matthew George, a recent graduate of Yale, who has written “Cow Play”, wants his audience to take home with them except fo…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Cow Play – New York Int’l Fringe Festival by Oscar E. Moore

There are so many ideas being floated around with lots of unclear symbolism that it takes away from the relationships of the characters and the cow.

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'Follies' lifts Broadway totals

Legit News: Show delivers some kick in a soft sesh -- Almost every Broadway show saw sales taper off a bit in Week 11 (Aug. 8-14), but the overall cume managed an uptick, thanks largely to t…

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Six boost road grosses

Legit News: Road grosses -- Six of the seven shows pulled in more than $1 million in Week 11 (Aug. 8-14)..

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Cirque's search for talent

Legit News: Casting VP looks worldwide for new performers -- If you're planning on running off to join the Cirque, you might want to talk to Bernard Petiot.

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Actor's legit shingle fills Mexico City gap

Legit News: Luna's slate includes ambitious midbudget plays -- Actor-producer Diego Luna, who has helped bring local film production to Mexico as a partner in independent shingle Canana, is …

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A Look at the U.K. Tour of Chess, Featuring An Actor-Musician Company (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

The U.K. touring production of Chess, featuring a company of actor-musicians playing their own accompaniment, will hit Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre Sept. 24, with an official op…

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More Fringe than a flapper in a speakeasy by Jax Steager

In 2008, I needed an internship to fulfill the requirements for my MFA program in theatrical design & technical production.  I didn’t take the bait on Santa Fe.  I wanted to go a…

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TRYING at Lamb's Players Theatre by Welton Jones

TRYING, now at the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado, is one of those rueful, wintry dramas of the great man living out his last days. The end is inevitable; the only question is will…

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North Shore production isn't 'Footloose' or fancy-free by Jenna Scherer

Let's be honest here: No one goes to see "Footloose" for the story. That went for the 1984 film, and it goes double...

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BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Sinatra and Tharp make magic in Come Fly Away by Richard Ouzounian

The mixture of Frank Sinatra’s singing and Twyla Tharp’s choreography is simply inspired.

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‘End of the Rainbow’ Coming to Broadway in March 2012 by Minerva Wells

In August of 1967, Judy Garland was on Broadway, performing some of her greatest hits: ‘The Trolley Song’, ‘The Man That Got Away’, and ‘Over the Rainbow’. In less than two years…

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Sutton Foster to be Featured on NY1's ON STAGE, 8/20

Sutton Foster will be in-studio at NY1 On Stage, beginning Saturday, August 20th and repeated six times over the weekend.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Today in Theatre History: AUGUST 20 by Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1884 Actress Julia Sanderson, one of musical theatre's leading ladies during the first decades of the 20th century, is born today as Julia Sackett. Shows in which she starred included Th…

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One Night With Fanny Brice, With Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Ends Off-Broadway Run Aug. 20 by Andrew Gans

One Night with Fanny Brice, which officially opened April 3 at St. Luke's Theatre, plays its final performance Off-Broadway Aug. 20 at 2 PM.

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My Big Gay Italian Wedding Ends New York Run Aug. 20; Atlantic City Is Next by Andrew Gans

Anthony J. Wilkinson's My Big Gay Italian Wedding, currently in its second year Off-Broadway, plays its final performance Aug. 20 at 8 PM at St. Luke’s Theatre.

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Tix for Broadway's Relatively Speaking On Sale to General Public Beginning Aug. 20 by Andrew Gans

Following an American Express pre-sale, tickets for the upcoming Broadway production Relatively Speaking — three one-act comedies by the writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Wood…

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Jose Llana, Telly Leung, Merle Dandridge and More Offer One Night Only: On Broadway Aug. 20 by Michael Gioia

The East West Players present One Night Only: On Broadway, the annual benefit performance supporting the company's main stage and educational programs, Aug. 20 at the David Henry Hwang T…

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Some Ifs, Ands or Butz by Harry Haun

Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, of Catch Me If You Can, doth protest too much.

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People You May Know 2.0 Will Feature Music of Ryan Scott Oliver, Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell by Michael Gioia

People You May Know 2.0, a concert exploring and celebrating new composing artists, will be held at the Triad Aug. 28.

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It's two hits and a miss from Mark Morris by Leigh Witchel

You know the guy who won't stop telling bad jokes because he thinks they're funny? That would be Mark Morris. His troupe opened its run Thursday at the Mostly Mozart Festival with Morris' ve…

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What the Sparrow Said by Erik Haagensen

Playwright Danny Mitarotondo's theater is a lyrical one of splintered poetry and inchoate longing that seems most interested in essences, but they're not jelling as successfully as they co…

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