Monday, September 5, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Hugh Laurie Is Happy Performing the Blues

The British actor, best known in this country for his role on the television show "House," is releasing an album of New Orleans blues called "Let Them Talk." It's the real thing and not just…

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This Week on Broadway for September 5, 2011: Those Summer Nights by James Marino

Notes and links for the podcast. Panel: Peter Filichia | | Facebook James Marino | | Twitter | Facebook Michael Porta…

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Godspell's Discs from Stage and Screen by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia -- There are many wonderful aspects to the “40th Anniversary Celebration” of Godspell. How often is an original cast album (of the landmark 1971 off-Broadway productio…

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Leave it to Weaver by Stefanie Cohen

In “The Guys,” a journalist who helps a fire captain eulogize the men he lost in the Twin Towers wonders, “Will we go back to normal?” “Yes,” she decides. “But ‘normal’ wil…

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Huck's adventures take place on 'River' by Jenna Scherer

The Lyric Stage Company has a thing for staging classic literature. Last season, artistic director Spiro Veloudos...

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James Franco: Cancelled Broadway Play Not His Fault by Roger Friedman

I read with some amusement in the last few days that Oscar nominated actor James Franco “backed out” of doing “Sweet Bird of Youth” on Broadway this fall. This isn…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Amanda Kloots-Larsen of FOLLIES by Adrienne Onofri

Amanda is the showgirl with a sweet tooth, and with a husband who's also a Broadway performer.

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The Films of Pixar: “Cars” (2006) by Monica Reida

John Lasseter’s film Cars is a love letter to the automobile, Route 66, and auto racing, primarily NASCAR racing. However, Cars is not that beautiful of a love letter. Between the drag…

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Lushes in love — Day Drinkers at the Odyssey Theatre by Pauline Adamek

Apart from an obviously fake juke box, designer Gary Guidinger’s complicated set replicates a divey bar with astounding authenticity, from the beat-up dartboard, sticky-looking floor and s…

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Feature: Ron Raines Is Back On Broadway by Nick Orlando

The stage veteran and television star discusses his return to the Great White Way in Follies.

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Theater review: ‘Or’ by Celia Wren

A king in masquerade; a double agent with a drinking problem; an actress in gold-and-turquoise menswear — historical eccentrics zip in and out of a closet and other hiding places in “Or,…

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38 Days ’til Godspell: Preparing the bond. by Ken

I spent Labor Day working on Godspell paperwork, including the forms required by Actors’ Equity Association for our “bond.”  The bond is a financial guarantee (approximate…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

SOUND OFF: SCARFACE Onscreen & On Blu-ray by Pat Cerasaro

Never more apparent than at this very moment in history, the operatic emotions, over-the-top theatrics and outrageous outspokenness of the 1983 SCARFACE, new on Blu-ray this week, burst fort…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Details Revealed for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 25th Anniversary Box Set by BroadwayWorld

25 years after Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman opened the show in London, a box set celebrating the show's anniversary is being prepped for release.

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Hugh Jackman To Host WWE RAW, 9/19 by BroadwayWorld

He's battled renegade mutants, conquered Broadway and exterminated bloodthirsty vampires. And now, Hugh Jackman prepares for what may be his wildest role yet celebrity guest star of WWE Raw …

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Woyzeck on the Highveld: They’ve still got their noses in front

There is a performing horse in Georg Büchner's Expressionist tragic masterpiece Woyzeck, but he'll be played this week at the Barbican – and then on a big national tour through November …

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Top Girls, Trafalgar Studios, London

"I was the only European woman ever to have seen the Emperor of Morocco." And Pope Joan is said to have been the only female pontiff, if not the only one to have children.

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Flash: EVITA-Bound Ricky Martin in Concert! by BroadwayWorld

The production will star world renowned music artist Ricky Martin as Ch and, making her Broadway debut, Olivier Award Winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger as Evita, reprising her celebrat…

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John Tartaglia Set for First Feature Film, HOTEL ARTHRITIS by BroadwayWorld

John Tartaglia was today announced to star in his first feature film vehicle Hotel Arthritis.

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Call this man a self-tortured artist by John Vitti, Globe Staff

Ses Carny is a blockhead. A professional blockhead, that is, as well as a comedian, actor, and sideshow entertainer. In his 11 years taking great pains to entertain his audience, Carny claim…

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Huck Finn adventure rolls in ‘River’ by Don Aucoin

"Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’’ is wide but not deep, a pleasant enough but not especially memorable musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel.

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Sprawling exhibit fits in at historic mansion by Cate McQuaid

PORTSMOUTH-The Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion has housed a governor, a merchant, and a retired British army colonel who may have been a double agent. Between 1886 and 1954, its last several deca…

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STAGE TUBE: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Takes its Final Bows by BroadwayWorld TV

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN played its final performance yesterday, September 4, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street. The musical has played 32 preview and 170 regular performances. T…

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Truth and Reconciliation, Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Can an ordinary wooden chair be an instrument of torture? Of course, every brute investigation makes use of such furniture, whether as a place to tie the victim down, or as a weapon to attac…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/5/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 9511.

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Kara DioGuardi Now to Make CHICAGO Debut Tomorrow, 9/6 by BroadwayWorld

The producers of the Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO announced today that former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will now make her Broadway stage debut in the role merry murderess Roxi…

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Broadway Labor Unions by JK

As we take time to reflect and celebrate Labor Day today, I thought I'd look a little bit into the Labor unions that represent everyone connected with a Broadway show from the leading actor …

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Opera Star Salvatore Licitra Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Opera singer Salvatore Licitra has died in Sicily, nine days after he was severely injured in a motor-scooter accident, according to The New York Times. He was 43. Licitra came to fame in …

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Porgy loses his Southern accent

Masterpiece remains, in essence, as it was at its premiere in 1935, and Audra McDonald seems to have found dramatic justification in her Bess

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

This Week on Broadway for September 5, 2011: Those Summer Nights by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino discuss hurricane Porgy & Bess, Struggling Shows, Hugh Jackman coming, George Lee Andrews and David Cryer going, as well as Rent and…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Cyrano (House Theatre of Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

Again House Theatre has offered us a smart, exciting production, complete with crowd-pleasing sword-fighting scenes. It is a wondrous spectacle! This Cyrano “nose” he is a winner! High…

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Review: Imagining Madoff at by Susan Davidson

The visual dichotomy is the most striking element of this take on the financial scandal

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reflections on soft power by RVCBard

Adam Thurman has a TEDxMichigan Ave Talk, "Power and the Arts," that's all too brief yet full of amazing insights about the use of power in the arts:For those of you who don't have 10 minute…

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Highlights From Stratford Festival's The Merry Wives of Windsor

Directed by Tony winner Frank Galati, this comedy features Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John Falstaff (Geraint Wyn Davies), a cowardly knight with a taste for strong drink. Arriving…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Burstyn and Castellino Honor Jolson by Gary Ballard

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” Thus spoke Asa Yoelson—better known to the world as Al Jolson—so resoundingly it became his catch phrase, trademark and battle cry all rolled into …

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Ea Sola: Drought and Rain by Alice Bain

King's Theatre, EdinburghIn the space of just over an hour, this Vietnamese company conjure up an astonishing spirit of humanity, an achievement made all the more striking by the fact that n…

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Google Will Rock You on Freddie Mercury Day by Keith

Google provided a fantastic doodle today – it is an animated Freddie mercury singing ‘don’t stop me now’. It is pretty awesome, and features all sort of crazyness whi…

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Frank Wagland obituary

For 19 years, my father, Frank Wagland, who has died 83, was musical director of the Unity theatre, in Mornington Crescent, Camden, north London. He worked closely with the composer Lionel B…

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Tenor Salvatore Licitra dies of injuries

Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, 43, died today of head injuries suffered while riding a motor scooter in Sicily on August 27.

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)

Gossip: Fans Stalk Barrowman to Edinburgh with New Musical???

Swash-buckling, time-travelling, Torchwood heartthrob John Barrowman is the subject of a new musical, based on two fans who set up a detective agency to stalk the star, WalesOnline reports. …

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Interview: Brief Encounter With ... Handspring Puppet Company's Adrian Kohler

Handspring Puppet Company, creators of multi-award winning War Horse bring their critically acclaimed 1992 production Woyzeck on the Highveld to the Barbican from 6 to 10 September 2011 as p…

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A professor, a stripper and Dostoevsky – preparing for The Stenographer by Hunter Styles

Greek playwright Zoe Mavroudi entrusts the world premiere of her new play to Venus Theatre Two strangers sharing a private room over drinks might not typically turn to talk of ”Crime …

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Pinterest by Rebecca Coleman

Obsessed. Completely in love and obsessed with a new social network. I need to shout it from the blog. I don’t know if you ever did this, but at various times in my life, I have create…

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Gossip: Fans Stalk Barrowman to Edinburgh in New Musical???

Swash-buckling, time-travelling, Torchwood heartthrob John Barrowman is the subject of a new musical, based on two fans who set up a detective agency to stalk the star, WalesOnline reports. …

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Feature: Take Five: Theatre Remembers 9/11

Ahead of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, we take a look at five London productions that are placing a spotlight on the event that defined a decade. DECADESt Katharine Docks …

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Eddie Murphy at Top of List to Host 84th Academy Awards by BroadwayWorld

According to reports from The Hollywood Reporter, Eddie Murphy is emerging as a leading candidate to host the 84thAcademy Awards.

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Why I Hate David Nicholls by Jess Gow

‘One Day’ has come out at the cinemas and unlike the vast majority of my friends I won’t be going to see it.  Definitely not.This is nothing to do with how I feel about the book. …

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ARTS POLICY: Brownback Plays Both Sides... Like An Ass by CultureFuture

"[E]yebrows arched at the introduction of David Kensinger, chief of staff to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, the man who defunded the Kansas Arts Commission.'Congratulations on the opening of the…

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The Book of Merman by Adaumbelle

In the words of Varla Jean Merman, "I may not remember you, but you will remember me," and remember her I will! On Sunday, September 4, 2011 I saw Varla's latest show "The Book of Merman" at…

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STAGE TUBE: BWW Celebrates Labor Day in Video - Part II! by Caryn Robbins

In Part II of BWW's Labor Day celebration, we explore the diverse range of jobs that have graced the Great White Way.

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STAGE TUBE: BWW Celebrates Labor Day in Video - Part I! by Caryn Robbins

Welcome to BWW's Labor Day Celebration. In Part I of our series, we salute the American Worker.

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Our next reading is next Monday. RSVP now. by Ken Davenport

We're rounding the seasonal bend, which means it's time for our 3rd reading of the year in our Reading Series. As I announced back in June, next Monday, September 12th at 8 PM, we will be re…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)

James Franco Takes Broadway’s ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’ Off His Calendar by Joshua Harrington

It was originally announced last year that James Franco would be starring opposite Nicole Kidman in ‘Sweet Bird of Youth.’ The production was to be his Broadway debut. It seems the Franc…

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John Lithgow, Jane Lynch, et al. Set for Live! Talks Los Angeles Series by Brian Scott Lipton

Live! Talks Los Angeles has announced its fall line-up of events, which take place at various Los Angeles-area venues. Among the participating artists are actors Hal Holbrook (September 8),…

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Keaton: All or Nothing by Trav S. D.

The expression on Buster’s face here says it all. When it comes to film-going I’m a proponent of the philosophy of Ernie Kovacs: “Everything in excess”. I like nothin…

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Kara DioGuardi to Now Join Broadway's Chicago on September 6 by Andy Propst

Kara DioGuardi will now play Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicagobeginning on Tuesday, September 6 and continuing through October 30. She is joining the company one day later tha…

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Photo Flash: Trevor Nunn's THE TEMPEST Featuring Ralph Fiennes, et al. in Performance by BroadwayWorld

Trevor Nunn's production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest began preview performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 27 August, press night is on 6 September and the production is book…

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Review: The Trial of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at curtainup/berkshires by Elyse Sommer

An intriguing idea that doesn't quite work

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Maxwell house by Micki Siegel

Broadway star lives in true performing artists’ haven on West 43rd Street

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Quiz - Musicals Across the Map - U.S. Edition by Christopher Caggiano

Don't ask me how I got started on this. I can't really remember. I think I was looking at a map of Europe, and I suddenly started to think about various musicals that took place in each of t…

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Review: The Company of Strangers by Sharlene Teo

The Company of Strangers is billed as a “surreal, dark comedy about lost dreams” centred around the titular strangers gathered at “life’s final outpost, the Restmore …

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Stars of Vaudeville #348: Willie, West and McGinty by Trav S. D.

Pic from “Vaudeville, Old and New”, Routledge Press Lucky me, to have found a singularly appropriate vaudevillle act to present for LABOR DAY! Willie, West and McGinty’s wh…

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Happy Susan Graham Day! by Sarah B. Roberts

Although Susan Graham is currently preparing for Iphigenia in Tauris in Toronto, she tweeted (via @mezzograham):  Come to Blakemore Planetarium in Midland, at 5:30 on Mon…

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Review: Wittenberg by Joe Miller

A sign in the foyer of the Gate Theatre reads: “Please note that this production contains: Mild Sexual Content, Smoking, Haze & Heresy” – a warning which sets the appro…

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Mighty little Mikron notches up a big theatrical date by Martin Wainwright

They've been afloat for 40 years and brought plays and musicals to canalside pubs, factories, streets and fieldsHappy birthday to one of Yorkshire's greatest art exports – if also one of t…

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Power and the Arts by Adam Thurman

Here's my TED Talk from the TedxMichiganAve conference. It's entitled Power and the Arts Check out all the TedxMichigan Ave videos here

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)

News: Bourne's Nutcracker! Marks Anniversary at Sadler's

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! is returning to Sadler’s Wells this Christmas to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a limited run from 6 December 2011 to 22 January 2012, as part o…

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Review: Le nozze di Figaro by Julia Rank

William Kerley's staging of Mozart's 1786 opera Le nozze di Figaro is the fifth time that British You Opera have produced this much-loved piece since their second summer season in 1988. One …

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State of Play: Ice and fire by Pippa Howie

In the past month I was lucky enough to have two new theatrical experiences. I made my first trip to the Arcola in Dalston, a visit that was long overdue and one I will hopefully be repeatin…

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What's Playing on Broadway This Week: September 5-11 by BWW

Check to see what Broadway shows are playing on each night this week. Want to know what Broadway shows have Sunday evening performances Which Broadway shows have Wednesday matinees Just want…

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Review: La Fille à la Mode by Jake Orr

The work of dANTE OR dIE, under the direction of Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, sees its latest explorative dance-theatre piece taking over a host of buildings across the capital t…

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Who wrote Shakespeare's plays – and does it matter?

Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, screening at the Toronto film festival, is set to re-ignite Shakespearean conspiracy theoriesShakespearians often groan when the Shakespeare authorship conspirac…

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Exit Stage Left: The message in a work of theatre or film by Tristan Pate

Like most people, there are giant gaps in my film and theatre knowledge, and during this long and geographically far ranging tour, I have really enjoyed discussing and sharing films with my …

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BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2011

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

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Review: Lullabies of Broadmoor by Lori Hopkins

My expectations were high as I arrived at the Finborough Theatre for a mammoth theatre experience; a quartet of plays recommended in Lyn Gardner’s ‘What to See this Week’ at a theatre …

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London’s Lumenis set to illuminate Beijing. by Rebecca Felgate

What with the ever-moving advances in social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype, the world has become a much more attainable place. The click of a button can connect you from the com…

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Photos: Fiennes, Hooper & Lyndhurst in Nunn's Tempest

Trevor Nunn's Theatre Royal Haymarket production of The Tempest opens tomorrow night (6 September, previews from 27 August 2011) starring Ralph Fiennes as Prospero with Elisabeth Hopper, rec…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)

News: Opening: Nunn's Tempest, NT Kitchen, Diva & Decade

Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are: OPENING TONIGHT, Monday 5 September 2011 (previews from 1 September), Olivier Award-winner Debbie Tuck…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Matthew Bourne's Nutctracker to Launch UK Tour in November by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! will begin a UK tour on November 5, and play London's Sadler's Wells December 6-January 22, according to The …

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Where Hollywood shies away, theatre celebrates old age by Molly Flatt

From Oedipus at Colonus to The Beauty Queen of Leenane, theatre has always been fascinated by the threats and opportunities of ageingMartin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, currently …

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John Leguizamo to perform Broadway show in London by Natalie Woolman

Hollywood actor John Leguizamo is to make his West End debut later this autumn.

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Review: The Conspirators ****

In its fortieth birthday season, the Orange Tree commendably digs up an early play by its most remarkable “house” dramatist, Vaclav Havel, one written when he was a banned writer…

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Labor Day, Anyone? by Don Hall

Last week, as I finished my twelve-hour day of work for $3.15 per hour, I severely twisted my ankle on the factory floor and was shit out of luck because there was no worker's compensation a…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Review: Wittenberg ***

A bold opening to the Gate’s autumn season, David Davalos’ Wittenberg combines historical comedy, theological tutorial and literary flight of fancy. Re-imagining Martin Luther&…

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Feature: Best of the Edinburgh Blogs - Final Week

The 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival has come to an end for another year; here are the best of the community blogs from the aftermath week... Steve Roe: Bye Bye Edinburgh…

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Hadyn Gwynne on the Sam Mendes Richard III by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III Actor Hadyn Gwynne, who plays Queen Elizabeth in Sam Mendes's Richard III (Old Vic), which also stars Kevin Spacey and is the last of this venue's The Bridge Project…

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First lady bewitches in "The Wiz" by John Moore

Review: The second-year Afterthought Theatre Company's modest new production of "The Wiz" is attracting a lot of attention and fostering much goodwill because of Denver first lady Mary Louis…

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Regional Theater Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura) by Tony Frankel

DROOPING MAGNOLIAS One of six female denizens at a rural beauty salon in Louisiana states that, from the Southern male’s point of view, “You either shoot it, stuff it or marry it.” Wel…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Dead on Arrival by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: BERKELEY Show #73: The Road to Hades, Shotgun Players, August 6. By Sam Hurwitt The Road to Hades looks like it must be a fun show to be in—a big ensemble romp with a lot …

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TTIC- Richard Friedman - Sep 5, 2011 by (talk Theatre In Chicago), Talk Theatre In Chicago

On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Richard Friedman, the Managing Director at the Theatre at the Center in Munster. In the past he was als…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Hair’s Steel Burkhardt Answers Fans Questions (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Steel Burkhardt, who plays Berger in the ten-week Broadway engagement of Hair, recently took some time before his show at the St. James Theatre to answer fans questions. Here, Burkhardt sits…

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“The Happy Ending:” A 1969 Movie For Big-Ass Whores by Mark Peikert

Please welcome back critic and editor Mark Peikert, who has some wonderful advice on how you  can spend your Labor Day: It involves a cocktail, Shirley Jones, and the phrase “big-asse…

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TT: Sufficient unto the day thereof

I'm taking the day off, having labored excessively for the past month. See you tomorrow....

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Blog: Pondering Puppets with Nina

Handspring Puppet Company, creators of the amazing equine sculptures in War Horse, whose founders and master craftsmen, Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, are based in Cape Town, return to Londo…

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TT: Just because

Fred Allen, who had taken a leave from the panel of What's My Line? because of illness, returns as the...

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TT: Almanac

"Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion. When a radio comedian's program is...

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Renoir painting's ownership disputed; Nazi thefts involved

CHICAGO • In 1956, steel magnate Newton Korhumel and his wife, Irene, bought a florid country landscape by French impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir at a New York gallery. The pain…

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Monday, September 5, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, September 4, 2011 - Sunday, September 4, 2011.

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BROADWAY FALL PREVIEW 2011: From Follies to Porgy and Bess, With Drama and Comedy in Between by Robert Simonson

Good times and bum times. They're both represented in the plays and musicals that make up the fall 2011 Broadway season. Here's a look at what Frank Langella, Audra McDonald, Samuel …

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Former "American Idol" Judge Kara DioGuardi to Make Broadway Debut in Chicago Sept. 6 by Andrew Gans

Former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi, the Grammy-nominated songwriter and star of Bravo's "Platinum Hit," will make her Main Stem debut Sept. 6 (rather than th…

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REP takes on the challenge of 'A Child's Guide to Heresy'

Kendrew Lascelles' novel "A Child's Guide to Heresy" is a sweeping tale of religion and the occult in 13th-century England, in which a young boy becomes a pawn in a bishop's devilish plans. …

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Photographer Joan Marcus Captures Theatre History, One Click at a Time by Robert Viagas

Joan Marcus, the busy production photographer for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, offers a snapshot of her life — and shares some favorite photo memories.

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Former "American Idol" Judge Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut in Chicago Sept. 5 by Andrew Gans

Former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi, the Grammy-nominated songwriter and star of Bravo's "Platinum Hit," makes her Main Stem debut Sept. 5 in the Tony-winning…

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Anthony Rapp Stars in Water Dream Musical in Shakespeare & Co.'s Sept. 5 Reading Series by Kenneth Jones

The puppet-populated musical The Water Dream gets its next developmental step Sept. 5 as the final presentation of Shakespeare & Company's 12-hour Studio Festival of Plays. Rent…

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Today In Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 5 by Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1881 Birthday of B. Iden Payne (1881-1976) a producer and playwright, who, as a professor at the University of Texas, inspired three generations of Broadway artists, including Tommy Tune and…

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Attack Theatre involves audience in 'What?'

People typically don't get to know the tricks behind a magician's wizardry or the secret ingredients at the heart of a superb meal. But Attack Theatre -- dubbed Pittsburgh's modern dance cha…

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Review: Side Show

The words "I will never leave you" never rang so true as when Daisy and Violet sing them in Bill Russell and Henry Kreiger's musical, Side Show. Daisy and Violet are Siamese twins, literally…

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