Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

28 Days ’til Godspell: The Box Office opens. by Ken

Remember that time, oh, about 23 days ago when I wrote a blog about planning the opening of the Godspell Box Office?  (Click here if you don’t.) Well, those 23 days passed, and today …

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Legit Reviews: That deadly theatrical form, the romcom, gets a jolt of life from Itamar Moses, taking a break from his TV writing chores (on "Boardwalk Empire" and "Men of a Certain Age") to…

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The Tale of a Town: Queen West doesn’t to justice to its subject. by Robert Crew

The Tale of a Town has energy and spirit but ultimately it just fizzles

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Eightythree Down by

Hard Sparks, Under St. Marks, Off Off Broadway By Terra Vetter BOTTOM LINE: Wonderfully chaotic romping tornado of a play with a first-rate ensemble cast. Set in a New York suburb on…

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No singular sensation by Leigh Witchel

If "Riverdance" and "A Chorus Line" had a baby, it would be "Noctu." That's Gaelic for "stripped" or "exposed," and this pint-size dance spectacle promises a peek through the keyhole into…

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'The Wood' reduces columnist's tale to pulp by Elisabeth Vincentelli

As far as subjects for a play go, Mike McAlary is a pretty great choice. In the 1990s, the big-mouthed, big-hearted tabloid journalist embodied both tough-guy reporting and the gritty Gotham…

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Shows try to improve line$ by Michael Riedel

A couple of seasons ago, the producers of some struggling Broadway plays thought they could improve business by eliminating intermission. Other than stemming the flow of walkouts, it didn…

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Katie Holmes, Lea Michele, Gywenth Paltrow, Set al. Set for 2011 Emmy Awards by Andy Propst

An final list of presenters for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, September 18 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on FOX, has been announced. Presenters will incl…

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Katie Holmes, Lea Michele, Gywneth Paltrow, Set al. Set for 2011 Emmy Awards by Andy Propst

An final list of presenters for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, September 18 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on FOX, has been announced. Presenters will incl…

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Katie Holmes, Lea Michele, Gywneth Paltrow, et al. Set for 2011 Emmy Awards by Andy Propst

An final list of presenters for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, September 18 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on FOX, has been announced. Presenters will incl…

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Tom Hiddleston Will Play Henry V in Separate Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock Films by BroadwayWorld

Actor Tom Hiddleston is set to play the same role three times - in two separate films.

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Blythe Danner to Join NBC's Up All Night by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner will guest star on NBC's new sitcom Up All Night, as the mother of series star Christina Applegate, according to The show s…

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‘Be a Good Little Widow’ spins a tangled web

HEDY WEISS: Context is often crucial. I caught Collaboraction’s Midwest premiere of Bekah Brunstetter’s “Be a Good Little Widow,” just a day after watching memorials for the 10th ann…

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Theater Review | 'Septimus and Clarissa': ‘Septimus and Clarissa,’ an Adaptation of ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ - Review by Eric Grode

Ellen McLaughlin’s “Septimus and Clarissa,” an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway,” throws down a bold visual gauntlet from its very first moments.

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Review: Crane Story by Dan Bacalzo

Jen Silverman's captivating new play focuses on a Japanese-American woman trying to help her brother's ghost find peace.

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Review: Septimus and Clarissa by Chris Kompanek

Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway has some striking moments, but suffers from a too-literal script.

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Review: Cabaret by Jonas Schwartz

Reprise offers a powerful, erotic, and mesmerizing version of the classic musical.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Washington Concert Opera's exciting 'Attila'

Neglected Verdi opera gets DC classical season underway. John Relyea and Brenda Harris star.

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Ms. Broadway: September 2011: Kimberly Grigsby by JK

Ms. Broadway September 2011Kimberly GrigsbyWHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: Truly one of Broadway's unsung heroes, a musical director and/or the conductor nurtures a show through its birth, craf…

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News: (Edmonton) Richard Winnick dies. by The Charlebois Post

Dr. Richard Winnick, a workhorse in the community theatre scene, has died at the age of 60, Walterdale Theatre announced. Winnick directed over 50 productions at several community companies …

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Australian Theatre Forum by Alison Croggon

The Australian Theatre Forum. Where to begin? For the past two days, I've been locked in a box with 260 theatre makers - performers, directors, designers, composers, writers, critics, arts f…

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Veiled Prejudice by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Show #86: Unveiled, Brava Theater, September 11. By Sam Hurwitt If you’ve been anywhere near any kind of media, you probably noticed that this past Sunday wa…

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Introducing Flux's newest member, Will Lowry by Isaiah Tanenbaum

Perhaps you remember this set from Ajax in Iraq: there was a lot of sand, too. and a giant map.  Or this set, from The Lesser Seductions of History: circles! Or this set and costume…

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The Films of Pixar: “Up” (2009) by Monica Reida

In 2009, Pixar did something remarkable and released a film that would have almost no merchandising and licensing potential, but would cause numerous adults throughout the country to bawl du…

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"Wicked" Composer Stephen Schwartz on the 2nd Coming of "Godspell," Lea Michele, Past Hits and Flops by

To kick off the second season of the talk show "Show People," host Paul Wontorek sits down with the man who first dreamt up the smash hit "Wicked," composer/lyricist Stephen Sch…

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Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris Celebrates New Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame! by BroadwayWorld

Neil Patrick Harris, co-star of How I Met Your Mother was honored today by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with his first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony was held in celeb…

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Theater review: 'What The Moon Saw...' at Son of Semele Theater by Charlotte Stoudt

Charlotte Stoudt reviews Stephanie Fleischmann's meditation on 9/11 at Son of Semele Theater

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Second City comic's first-class dating advice by John Moore

Q&A: Daters, Amy Roeder feels your pain. The former Denverite is a member of the famed Chicago comedy factory that's taking up residence at the Galleria Theatre for the fourth time with "Lo…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Stephen Schwartz on His Wicked Struggles and Triumphs and the Second Coming of Godspell by

To kick off the second season of the talk show Show People, host Paul Wontorek sits down with the man who first dreamt up the smash hit Wicked, composer/lyricist Stephen Schwart…

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Kathryn Erbe, Orfeh, et al. Set for 'Get Your Licks on Route 66' Pet Adoption Drive by BroadwayWorld

North Shore Animal League America will have three Mobile Rescue and Adoption Units filled with more than one hundred precious dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens looking for permanent and lovin…

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The Wood Review: Abner Louima’s Police Torture As Scoop by Jonathan Mandell

In 1997, a Haitian immigrant named Abner Louima was arrested outside a Brooklyn nightclub, taken to the 70th police precinct, and sodomized with a wooden handle, which was then used to bash …

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My City – review | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

Almeida Theate, LondonStephen Poliakoff is back with his first new play in 12 years. But, while I welcome his return, this piece feels like an anthology of Poliakoff's recurring preoccupatio…

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Fall theater preview: New stages, new shows

Chicago’s fall theater season is already under way with a slew of hot properties on stages throughout the city and suburbs, and hundreds more productions slated throughout the 2011-12 seas…

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Megan's idea of bliss... Breakfast at 5am

Megan Fox has a pivotal role in the romantic comedy Friends With Kids directed by, and starring, Jennifer Westfeldt.

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A little less glitz on Broadway this season

NEW YORK — If Broadway last season was dominated by a glitzy Spider-Man, Broadway’s new season seems to be shaping up more like his workaday alter ego, Peter Parker. A quieter, less risk…

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Jackson, Bassett to scale ‘Mountaintop’ in award-winning play about King

In one of this fall’s most anticipated new Broadway productions, “The Mountaintop,” Samuel L. Jackson will play a weary traveler who strikes up a conversation with a hotel maid. “He…

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BWW TV: Around the Broadway World 9/15 - Not Quite on Broadway - YET! by Craig Brockman

Check out BroadwayWorld TV's Around the BroadwayWorld for 915 featuring Songs from shows not quite on broadway including 'Now' - Dr. Zhivago, 'Second Hand Lions' - Megan Hilty, Time After T…

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STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth on 'Some Lessons Learned' by BroadwayWorld TV

Kristin Chenoweth is best known on Broadway for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 1999, for which she won a Tony Award, and for originating the role of Glind…

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Legit Reviews: they both have one word titles, beginning with the letter "c," and they were written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. "Cabaret," however, is not "Chicago." Marcia Milgrom Dodge di…

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Lookingglass stirs Rick Bayless into the mix

Rick Bayless, the superstar Chicago-based chef and master of Mexican cuisine, is cooking up a special show to be performed in collaboration with the Lookingglass Theatre. Though details are …

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Get the Scotchgard: Circle Theatre’s side-splitting ‘Urinetown’ may challenge your bladder muscles by Bob Bullen

The cast of Circle Theatre’s “Urinetown.” (photo credit: Bob Knuth) Have you ever had to pee so badly you could nearly taste it? I remember one time I was at an Ann Hampton…

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Lady Gaga Sings a Showtune! Hear the Pop Icon Croon 'The Lady is a Tramp' with Tony Bennett by

Pop star Lady Gaga once was a musical theater hopeful studying at NYU, and the chart-topper memorably shared her Broadway dreams with the cast of American Idiot last year. Now it's final…

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3 Kings at Subliminal Projects Gallery by Pauline Adamek

Subliminal Projects is proud to present its opening fall show 3 Kings, opening this weekend with a reception for the artists on Saturday, September 17, from 8—11pm.   In classic NYC S…

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We Are Three Sisters, The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax

The three frumpy sisters were marooned in a dowdy parsonage on a windswept Yorkshire hillside, surrounded by death and disease, remote from the great events of their time by dint of geograph…

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South Downs/The Browning Version, Minerva, Chichester

As part of its rich celebration of the centenary of Terence Rattigan, the Chichester Festival Theatre has invited David Hare to write a companion piece to Rattigan's 1948 one-act master work…

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The Print Room stages Pinter double bill

Harold Pinter's One for the Road and Victoria Station were last performed together at the Lyric Hammersmith in 1984. The first is a sadistic portrait of torture; the second a surreal d…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Theater review: 'Cabaret' at UCLA's Freud Playhouse

Reprise Theatre Company presents a satisfying revival of the eternally captivating musical set in manic, hard-partying Berlin just prior to one of history's most sinister turns.Reprise Theat…

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STAGE TUBE: Joanna Gleason, Santino Fontana, et al. on SONS OF THE PROPHET by BroadwayWorld TV

The first preview date for Off-Broadway's SONS OF THE PROPHET will be Wednesday, September 28th at 730PM, at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. 200…

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Arts leaders support grants by Martin Knelman

Directors, actors, business people and cultural executives rallied Thursday against proposed cuts to Toronto’s arts budget.

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Theater Listings: Sept. 16 — 22 by The New York Times

A selected guide to shows in New York.

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'Playboy Club': Bunnies and Lovelorn Males

With "The Playboy Club," NBC offers its own trip back to the 1960s, only here it's a far grittier place than that other, adman's world.

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

[Inside] the Ford hosts three new stage works while El Portal Theatre unveils a more contempo Snow White.  Albie Selznick does his magic at Santa Monica Playhouse while comics Howard Storm…

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Julia Murney, Theresa McCarthy, D.C. Anderson Will Plunge Into Michael John LaChiusa's Mist With Mary Testa by Kenneth Jones

Off-Broadway's Transport Group announced complete casting for the fall world premiere of Queen of the Mist, the Michael John LaChiusa musical about a lady daredevil who survives a plunge…

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Carney stays in 'Spidey' web

Legit News: Actor to stick with show through May -- Move means Carney, who plays Peter Parker in the comicbook musical, will be with the musical (which began previews in late November) for a…

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PRIVATE LIVES Tickets Now On Sale by BroadwayWorld

Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the Broadway production of Private Lives at or 212-239-6200. Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross will star on Broadway this autum…

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ART Porgy WomanSomtimes by American Repertory Theater

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ART Porgy MyWomanNow by American Repertory Theater

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STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Mullally, et al. on Life After Emmy by BroadwayWorld TV

Primetime Emmy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy along with Don Cheadle, Kaley Cuoco, Rob Lowe, Lea Michelle and Ian Somerhalder are additional presenters announced for the 63rd Primetime Emmy …

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Time Out Theater Review: "Sweet And Sad"

The Public Theater recently debuted a very timely work, "Sweet And Sad," that is set on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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STAGE TUBE: MAN AND BOY TV Spot Released! by BroadwayWorld TV

Roundabout Theatre Company presents three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella as Gregor Antonescu in Terence Rattigan's drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken. As part of the centenni…

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"War Horse" New VidClip: Story on Impact of Hit Show on Puppet Arts

In the Sunday Arts section of The Hartford Courant (and on line shortly), I write about the impact the Tony Award-winning hit "War Horse" has had on the puppet arts, most notably at Connecti…

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FRINGE ENCORE SERIES: PigPen Presents: The Mountain Song by Linda

The new college graduates that make up the all-male PigPen Theater Company are doing well for themselves so far. This summer, PigPen became the first company to win the top honor for a play …

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Mary Testa, Julia Murney & More Set for World Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist by

Two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (On the Town, Marie Christine, Xanadu, 42nd Street) and Broadway vet Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party, First Lady Suite) will star in the Transport Group…

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Theater review: 'The Chanteuse and the Devil's Muse' at Bootleg by Kathy Foley

F. Kathleen Foley reviews 'The Chanteuse & the Devil's Muse' at the Bootleg Theater.

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Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller to Co-Star in Amy Herzog's Belleville at Yale Rep by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, Pascale Armand and Gilbert Owuor have been cast in the Yale Repertory Theatre world premiere of Amy Herzog's Belleville, which will debut in…

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PHOTO CALL: Lauren Kennedy, Tituss Burgess, Kristy Cates and More Sing Georgia Stitt and Jason Robert Brown by Krissie Fullerton

These Two: Songs of Happiness, Heartbreak, and Hope, a one-night-only concert featuring the music of Georgia Stitt and Jason Robert Brown, was held Sept. 12 at the Triad to benefit Broadway …

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"War Horse" Impact on Puppetry in Theater: Vidclip with Bart Roccoberton

In Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant I write about Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit, "War Horse," and its impact on the puppet arts. One of the people I talk to is Bart Roccober…

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Review: (Montreal) Equus by The Charlebois Post

Dan Jeannotte (below) and Paul-Antoine Taillefer (Photo: Andrée Lanthier)Of Gods and HorsesShaffer's frightening tale gets another airing at Segalby Sarah DeshaiesEquus—the title brings t…

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, September 15, 2011 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, September 15, 2011 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – Click on any hyperlinked  item for more …

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Forbidden Broadway Alumni Reunite for Gerard Alessandrini's Madame X at NYMF by Adam Hetrick

Donna English, Edward Staudenmayer and Michael West have been cast in Madame X, the new musical by Tony-winning Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, which will debut at the New Yo…

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Fresh crop of opera talent

Seattle Opera has selected its 14th class of Young Artists, selected from a field of 584 applicants for training in a rigorous program that prepares them for the world of opera. The New Nine…

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Risk by Chicago Plays

I read Wendy Wasserstein’s biography, it’s a pretty good read if you’re interested but one of the most minor things in the book really resonated with me. That is that Wendy wrote scree…

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Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller Top Cast in Yale Rep's "Belleville" Premiere

 Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, Pascale Armand,and Gilbert Owuor make up the cast in the world premiere of Amy Herzog's "Belleville" at New Haven's Yale Repertory Theatre.Previews begin Oct…

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Broadway productions get creative to boost ticket sales

As the leaves begin to fall and the season changes, Broadway shows brace for the traditionally weak fall ticket buying season. Typically, shows see a boost in sales throughout the summer, wi…

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Participants Announced for Prelude.11 by Dan Bacalzo

Participants have been announced for Prelude.11, to be held at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY, October 12-14. This eighth annual festival is dedicated to ar…

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Spider-Man Stars Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano Are Taking Your Questions! by

Ready to find out what really makes Spider-Man's Spidey Sense tingle? Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark stars Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano are headed to's studio for a …

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FREEZE FRAME: Ellen Burstyn, John Glover & THE ATMOSPHERE OF MEMORY Company Meets the Press by Walter McBride

LAByrinth Theater Company is presenting the World Premiere Production of The Atmosphere of Memory by David Bar Katz, with performances beginning Saturday, October 15th and an opening October…

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New Ohio Theatre Announces Fall Programming for Inaugural Season by Andy Propst

The Ohio Theatre has announced its fall programming for its inaugural season in its new home, The New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street. The season will include Erica Fae and …

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Season of Concern 2011 AIDS Run and Walk by Chicago Plays

Season of Concern (SoC) is once again fielding a team for the 2011 AIDS Run and Walk on Saturday, October 1st. THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!Season of Concern has one mission – to raise as much m…

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From Fink to Fever Ray: bands tune into stagecraft by Caroline Sullivan

Whether it's theatrical sets or performing in costume, bands are taking stagecraft seriously in a bid to stand out from the crowdFin Greenall has spent more than a decade working in front of…

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Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, et al. Set for Yale Rep's Belleville by Dan Bacalzo

Pascale Armand, Maria Dizzia, Greg Keller, and Gilbert Owuor will star in the world premiere of Amy Herzog's Belleville, to be presented by Yale Repertory Theatre, October 21-November 1…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

TV highlights 16/09/2011: Celebrity MasterChef | Outnumbered | DCI Banks | The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? | Milton Jones Live Universe Tour by Rebecca Nicholson, Jonathan Wright, John Robinson, Ali Catterall, Julia Raeside

Celebrity MasterChef | Outnumbered | DCI Banks | The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? | Milton Jones Live Universe Tour Part One: Earth | Comedy Lab: Rick And PeterCelebrity MasterCh…

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Muscles & Mascara with Priscilla's Nick Adams: The Broadway Community Rallies for a Special Cause by

In the latest installment of Muscles & Mascara, Priscilla Queen of the Desert's Nick Adams is in a particularly charitable mood. Adams introduces his brother, Anthony, before they he…

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Video Feature: Speaking Out by Brian Scott Lipton and Tristan Fuge

Marlo Thomas, Steve Guttenberg, Julie Kavner, and the cast of Broadway's Relatively Speaking talk about their show.

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Second review for LA Weekly – Laurel and Hardy by Pauline Adamek

This week I have a second review for the LA Weekly, the bittersweet life story of the famous Hollywood duo, Laurel and Hardy, now playing at the Falcon Theatre.   Happy reading! photo b…

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Magnolia Bakery Unveils MAMMA MIA! Cupcake by BroadwayWorld

New York City's iconic Magnolia Bakery takes center stage as it unveils the official cupcake of MAMMA MIA, toasting the smash hit musical becoming the 10th longest running show in Broadway h…

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eBay plans launch of StubHub in UK ticket resale market

Online auctions giant eBay is planning to launch a version of its StubHub ticket marketplace division in the UK by the end of the year. The move, first reported by the Financial Times, would…

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Elizabeth Swados' La MaMa Cantata to Premiere in November by Dan Bacalzo

Elizabeth Swados' new oratorio, The La MaMa Cantata, honoring the late La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, will receive its world premiere at La MaMa, November 7 and 8 at 7:30pm. The first …

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Sons of the Prophet - About the Show by Roundabout Theatre Company

Sons of the Prophet - About the Show The writer of the breakout hit 'Speech & Debate', Stephen Karam, makes his highly-anticipated return to Roundabout with the New York premier…

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Photo Flash: Charlie Sheen Backstage at THE BOOK OF MORMON! by BroadwayWorld

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad just posted a photo on his twitter page of him and Charlie Sheen, who just visited the show and had nothing but good things to say about it Gad wrote So good to…

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New review for LA Weekly – The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse by Pauline Adamek

My first review this week for the LA Weekly is of David J’s spooky musical play about the gruesome Black Dahlia murder, The Chanteuse and the Devil’s Muse, now playing at Bootleg…

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"A View from the Bridge" Mother Road Theatre Co., Albuquerque by Rob Spiegel

This classic tragedy is presented in the black and white realism of Miller's great plays such as "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible." Like those plays, the lead character is given littl…

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The Big Interview: Susan Graham, the six-foot diva by Richard Ouzounian

International opera star is opening the COC season in Iphigenia in Tauris.

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The Growing Orchestra Tree by New York Philharmonic

The Growing Orchestra Tree Jon Deak on the Very Young Composers project. From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 05:00 More in Music

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STAGE TUBE: Adam Kantor on His Charity! by BroadwayWorld TV has announced three more members of their Ambassador Program, it was announced by Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters. The VOCA PEOPLE join in support of VH1 Save the Mus…

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Brilliant Houston Ballet Opening Saves Least ’til Last by David Dow Bentley III

No doubt about it, it was an evening of stunning dance as the Houston Ballet opened its season with, “Return of the Masters,” last Thursday night at the Brown Theatre of the Wortham Cent…

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Journalist as Advocate by Chloe Veltman

One thing I've been thinking about lately is the relationship between journalism and advocacy.The word 'advocacy' has a slightly pejorative ring to it, or somehow seems antithetical in some …

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Antaeus Announces Casting for Peace In Our Time by Dan Bacalzo

The Antaeus Company, L.A.'s multiple award-winning classical theater company, has announced casting for the U.S. premiere of Noel' Coward's anti-war drama, Peace In Our Time, …

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

There’s No Shooting Down Michelle Duffy’s Star by Steve Julian

Michelle Duffy isn't just for musicals. The Ovation winner for Can Can is co-starring in Steven Dietz's non-musical Shooting Star at the Colony Theatre. What's next -- a reality TV show? REA…

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Barkin makes '8'

Legit News: Cast complete for Broadway reading -- Ellen Barkin, Stephen Spinella, Jayne Houdyshell and Kate Shindle round out the cast of the one-night-only Broadway reading of "8," the new …

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6 Questions for Shirtless Spider-Men That Didn’t Make the Cut by The Mick

The absolute minute the cover article about Shirtless Spider-Men appeared in/on yesterday’s Time Out New York, we knew it was meant just for us — and every other red-blooded, hormona…

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The Science of Communication: “WHaLE OPTICS” and “Red Rovers” at Philly Live Arts by Mashinka Firunts

Two shows at this year's Philadelphia Live Arts/Fringe Fest explore the breakdown of communication in the digital era

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ArtsBeat Blog: 'La MaMa Cantata' To Celebrate Ellen Stewart by Patrick Healy

The composer and writer Elizabeth Swados has created a new musical work, "The La MaMa Cantata," comprising decades of quotations by the founder of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, Ellen St…

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Theater review: 'Laurel and Hardy' at the Falcon Theatre

Kevin Blake and Paul C. Vogt's performances as the bowler-hatted pair in Tom McGrath's 1976 play "Laurel and Hardy," are more successful than even colorization in bringing their art to life.…

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The play's the thing on Broadway this fall

Just like the school year, a new theater season comes with the crackling feel of autumn. If we're going to be precise, however, the 2011-12 year on Broadway began two nights after the June 1…

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

The Fever Chart: Four Visions of the Middle East - Eclipse Theatre Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $8 industry tickets on September 15, 16, 17, 22,…

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Kelli O'Hara to perform at the 3rd Annual Caramoor Fall Festival 9/24 by BroadwayWorld

On Saturday, September 24 at 800pm in the Venetian Theater, Kelli O'Hara makes her Caramoor debut as part of the 2011 Fall Festival.

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Theater review: 'A Widow of No Importance' at East West Players

Anchored by winning performances from its romantic leads, this "Something's Gotta Give"-style sex comedy gains added spice from its colorful Mumbai setting.Anchored by winning performances f…

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A Walking Tour of The Tenant's Haunted Apartment Building

Many rooms on five stories of Manhattan's West-Park Presbyterian Church have been transformed into the haunted setting of The Woodshed Collective's free environmental production of The Tenan…

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'Take Me America' at Village Theatre

The play, by Bill Nabel and Bob Christianson, about refugees seeking asylum in the U.S., runs at Village in Issaquah Sept. 15-Oct. 23 and in Everett Oct. 28-Nov. 20.

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When Classic Theatre Meets Producers Wanting to Update

"Contemporary tinkering with a classic drama or musical — of the sort that Kahn’s company and others in Washington and elsewhere frequently undertake — has become so common that it too…

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Sound Advice: Live from New York City: Lea Salonga and Jack Donahue by Rob Lester

The house lights dim and the band begins. We turn our attention to the singer that the nightclub "is very proud to present" taking a turn in the spotlight. A recorded souvenir may lose somet…

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'Border Songs' and more on Seattle stages

Works by Jim Lynch and by Cornish College alumni Joshua Conkel and Wayne Rawley are being staged locally, starting Sept. 16, 2011.

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Ellen Barkin joins cast of play about Prop 8 case

Producers have revealed the glittering final cast list for a new Broadway play about the legal battle over same-sex marriage in California.

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Patience and Love by Sam Hurwitt

Show #84: She Loves Me, Cinnabar Theater, September 9. Show #85: Patience Worth, Symmetry Theatre, September 11. I have not one but two reviews in today’s Marin Independent Journal (t…

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Ellen Barkin joins cast of play about Prop 8 case

NEW YORK (AP) -- Producers have revealed the glittering final cast list for a new Broadway play about the legal battle over same-sex marriage in California....

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PHOTO FLASH: Kirk Douglas at Center Theatre Group Theatre Artists Dinner by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne, along with Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, welcomed CTG donors to a special "Theatre Artists" dinner o…

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How to Succeed's Daniel Radcliffe Dishes With Anderson Cooper About Nudity, Nutty Fan Encounters & How He Stays Grounded by

Daniel Radcliffe and Anderson Cooper are co-starring on Broadway…well, not really, but Cooper is the unseen narrator at How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. So it made pe…

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EVENT: (Toronto) The Life and Times of Mackenzie King by The Charlebois Post

VideoCabaret presentsThe Life and Times of Mackenzie KingThe History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1918-1939Written and Directed by Michael HollingsworthStarring Paul Brau…

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Kristen Bell, Justin Long, et al. Set for Unsupervised Series by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veterans Kristen Bell and Justin Long are among the actors who will lend their voice to FX's new animated comedy, tentatively titled Unsupervised, according to The Hollywood Repor…

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RESPONSE: Facepalm. by CultureFuture

99Seats hits it right on the money:Everything you want to know is contained in this right here, every single thing that's wrong with our theatre, the state of playwriting and why puppies die…

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How 'The Book Of Mormon' Album Cracked The 'Billboard' Top 10

Last March, The Book of Mormon, the profane and funny musical written by the duo behind South Park and one of the songwriters from Avenue Q, opened on Broadway to rave reviews and sold ou…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Tape by Sandra Mardenfeld

Photo credit: Sal Cacciato Caption: Don DiPaolo and Therese PlaehnIt seems we never leave high school. In the revival of Stephen Belber’s Tape, the indelible mark of former school days per…

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EVENT: (Ottawa) Amelia: The Girl Who Wants To Fly by The Charlebois Post

MEDIA RELEASE:Amelia: The Girl Who Wants to Fly at theGreat Canadian Theatre CompanyFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OTTAWA, ONTARIO – September 6, 2011Amelia Earhart comes flying in to the Great C…

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THE LEGEND OF Julie Taymor, or The Musical That Killed Everybody gets its world premiere this August at FringeNYC, playing the Bleecker Theatre. The musical by Travis Ferguson book amp lyric…

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The Absence of Women

Legit Reviews: Superb Northern Irish scribe Owen McCafferty isn't fully on top of his game in this short, sad play about two aged Belfast laborers passing the time towards death in a London …

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Mandy Patinkin's Mamaloshen at Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre Postponed Until June 2012 by Michael Gioia

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company has announced that Mandy Patinkin's critically acclaimed Broadway theatre concert, Mamaloshen, originally scheduled for Sept. 17-18 at the Bluma Appel…

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Park Square Theatre Announces New Artistic Associates by Bethany Rickwald

Park Square Theatre has announced four new artistic associates who will work with Artistic Director Richard Cook to expand the theater's play selection and community reach. The four ar…

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Givenik Ambassador Adam Kantor and Avenue Q’s Rod Talk Broadway in South Africa (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Newest Givenik Ambassador Adam Kantor (Avenue Q, Rent) meets up with Rod on the set of Off-Broadway’s Avenue Q to talk about their favorite charity, Broadway in South Africa, which was…

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Play It Cool

Legit Reviews: There is a subset of Off Broadway musicals that feature folks in a bar who sing of love and loss for a couple of hours before everyone goes home unhappy. This rendition, howev…

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The Wild Bride

Legit Reviews: Kneehigh is back in top form with this stunningly intelligent dance and musical theater version of a Grimm's fairytale.

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Ellen Barkin, Stephen Spinella and More Join 8 Benefit Reading; Marisa Tomei Departs Due to Schedule Conflict by

Tony winners Ellen Barkin and Stephen Spinella, Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell and Kate Shindle have joined the starry one-night-only reading of 8, the Prop 8-themed play by Oscar winner Dust…

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People You Should Know . . . Amanda Feldman by Zack

Amanda Feldman is the founder and one half of Neighborhood Productions. Pastproducing credits include: Thieves (ThePublic); Thee Play About My Dad (59e59); The Wife (Access Gallery); Wh…

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STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Goes Inside NEWSIES Dress Rehearsal! by BroadwayWorld TV

Newsies is inspired by the real life Newsboy Strike of 1899,' when newsboy Kid Blink led the ragged orphans and runaways known as newsies on a two-week-long action against Joseph Pulitzer, W…

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The Kid Thing

Legit Reviews: Two lesbian couples contemplate parenthood in this play, which smartly mixes debate and drama, argument and psychological revelation.

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The Heir Apparent by Hunter Styles

In these troubled modern times, one has to find things to be thankful about. I, for one, am thankful that Artistic Director Michael Kahn has dug up another dusty old script from the bottom o…

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Matthew Morrison on BBC Newsbeat - March 30 2011 by

BBC March 30 2011 From: matthewmorrisonnet Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:58 More in People & Blogs

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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at the Geffen Playhouse: The Anatomy of an Elaborate Wrestling Entrance

Photo by Michael Lamont from the Geffen PlayhouseJustin Leeper in the West Coast premiere of Kristoffer Diaz's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at the Geffen Playhouse​ No religio…

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How 'The Book Of Mormon' Soundtrack Cracked The 'Billboard' Top 10

The South Park creators' musical broke cast recording sales records, thanks to fans and promotions.

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Oscar Wilde's Grandson Disputes Authorship of West End's Constance by Michael Gioia

London's King's Head Theatre, which will present the world premiere of Constance beginning Sept. 16, is billing the production as "Oscar Wilde's final play." Wilde'…

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STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Talks HOW TO SUCCEED, EQUUS, and More on ANDERSON! by BroadwayWorld TV

Broadway's Daniel Radcliffe recently visited Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show, 'Anderson,' where he chatted about everything from being naked on stage to hearing Cooper's narration at…

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Meet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon is considered one of the major movers in the dance world today, and he'll deliver a personal preview on Wednesday, the 21st, of the upcoming Pacific Northw…

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Steven Sutcliffe, Diane D'Aquila Will Star in Elizabeth Rex at Chicago Shakespeare This Winter by Kenneth Jones

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) has snagged Steven Sutcliffe, the Canadian theatre star who was Younger Brother in the original Broadway production of Ragtime, to appear in its revised rev…

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Ellen Barkin Joins Cast of 8 Reading, 9/19 by BroadwayWorld

Today the American Foundation for Equal Rights, in partnership with Broadway Impact, announce the complete cast and roles for the highly anticipated one-night only staged reading of 8, a new…

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This fall, a Black Ensemble transformed

Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Who Wins the Playwright Money Matchup? by Art

At least as far as Broadway grosses are concerned.A post over at The Youngblog shows an interesting way to look at the "success" of certain playwrights over history using the The Broadway Le…

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Free theater...and other news by Christine Dolen

Theatre Communications Group's annual Free Night of Theater is actually a collection of nights throughout October. As in the past, some South Florida theaters are taking part, hoping to expa…

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Spider-Man's Laura Beth Wells on Life as the Green Goblin's Wife and Her Own Newlywed Bliss by Michael Mellini

Age & Hometown: 35; Knoxville, TN Current Role: A Broadway debut as Emily Osborn, the devoted wife of madman scientist-turned-super villain Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, in Spider-Man, …

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Newsies, Featuring Jeremy Jordan, John Dossett and More, Begins Paper Mill Run Sept. 15 by Andrew Gans

Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, who will be represented on Broadway later this season with Bonnie & Clyde, directs the Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the new Disney stage musical Ne…

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Lauren Kennedy to Lead North Carolina Theatre's EVITA,10/22-30 by BroadwayWorld

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musical revivals is excited to produce the Andrew Lloyd Webber sensation Evita this Fall - Saturday, October 22…

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Reeve Carney Extends in SPIDER-MAN on Broadway; To Take Winter Leave for Buckley Biopic by BroadwayWorld

Producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris announced today that SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark star Reeve Carney has extended his contract with the production to May 2012, and will continue…

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STAGE TUBE: An In-Depth Look at PORGY AND BESS- Part 2! by BroadwayWorld TV

American Repertory Theater A.R.T. opened its 2011-12 season with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin on August 31. The adaptation …

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Squigs Steps Back in Time to Salute Bernadette Peters and the Fabulous Showgirls of Follies by

Stage ghosts and the glamour of a bygone era are haunting Broadway’s Marquis Theatre, where Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies is in residence. Retired showgirl Sally D…

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Savage in Limbo by Steven McKnight

Once in a while all of the stars align to create a magical theatre event like MetroStage’s production of John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo.  The script, the cast, the direction, th…

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Behind the Scenes With Spider-Man’s Reeve Carney on "Rise Above 1" Music Video (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, currently playing at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre, features a rock score by Bono and The Edge and Reeve Carney in the title role. Here, Carney talks about …

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Show Boat ‘Round the Bronx by Trav S. D.

“Showboat –’Round the Bend!” is a glimpse at the history of the American Showboat along our country’s waterways including the New York Harbor and its tributaries. The e…

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Connecticut Theater Festival Ends Its 21-Year Run

The Connecticut Theater Festival will cease operations after 21 years on Oct. 31, the end of its fiscal year.  Founding Producing Artistic Director Dean Adams made the announcement toda…

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TT: More ink

Here’s another excellent preview piece about Satchmo at the Waldorf, this one written by Al Krulick for the Orlando Weekly:...

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BroadwayGirlNYC: Undiscovered Cast Albums by BroadwayGirlNYC

My iPod is packed with showtunes according to iTunes, I could listen to cast albums for almost two weeks non-stop without ever repeating a song. And yet I continue to purchase more all the …

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Friday video: Medieval helpdesk by George Hunka

I will be away from a computer tomorrow so post this regular feature a day early, and to leave the week with a laugh. The below Norwegian television sketch dates from 2001, but it remains a …

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Broadway for fall 2011: 'Follies,' 'Godspell,' 'Chinglish' and 'On a Clear Day'

— The fall on Broadway started early this year. And auspiciously. Transferring from the Kennedy Center in Washington, Eric Schaeffer's lush, raw and moving revival of "Follies," the …

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Suburban theater for the week of Sept. 16-22

KERRY REID picks what's on stage in the Chicago suburbs.

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Theater openings for the week of Sept. 16-22

The big upcoming opening nights.

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'Yo Joe!' parody on target; 'City That Drinks' fizzles

Theater reviews: 'Yo Joe,' ✭✭✭; 'The City That Drinks ,' ✭1/2 "Yo Joe! A Real American Hip-Hop Musical" ✭ ✭ ✭

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Terrific acting in the early days of the fall season

Perchance it was too much lying around on the beach this summer. Maybe the exiting humidity is blessed relief. Or maybe there's the sense that these are serious times requiring serious artis…

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Ellen Barkin, Stephen Spinella, Jayne Houdyshell, Kate Shindle Join Cast of Starry Broadway 8 Reading by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Ellen Barkin and Stephen Spinella, as well as Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell and Kate Shindle have joined the cast of Dustin Lance Black's 8, which will get a one-night…

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Oscar Wilde's Grandson Questions 'New' Play by BroadwayWorld

According to the Guardian, Oscar Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland is not happy with north London's King's Head Theatre for claiming that they are producing the world premiere of the only unp…

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UConn's Puppet Arts Program: Behind the Scenes

In Sunday's Hartford Courant Arts section (and on line later today), I write about the impact of the Tony Award-winning hit, "War Horse" has had on the puppet arts, most noticably in Connect…

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"Muscles & Mascara" with Nick Adams of "Priscilla": Episode 16 by

Nick shares a special Broadway tribute and more.

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Cirque du Soleil's big-top show 'OVO' is coming to Santa Monica by Karen

As previews continue in advance of the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil's resident production of "Iris" at the Kodak Theatre, the troupe announced Thursday that it will raise its big-top f…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)

Lee Evans – review by Brian Logan

Wembley Arena, LondonNot for the first time, Lee Evans ends with a song: a ballad this time, about an entertainer who sacrifices his personal life to make others laugh. Is it autobiographica…

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Grupo Corpo – review by Judith Mackrell

Sadler's Wells, LondonThere's a strong collective spirit in the Brazilian company Grupo Corpo, which has been run for 36 years by members of one family, the Pederneiras clan. Yet the name it…

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Beasts – review by Lyn Gardner

Theatre 503, LondonThere are echoes of Chekhov's Three Sisters in Chilean playwright Juan Radrigán's play, inspired by the true story of three Andean sisters whose bodies were found in 1974…

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Photos: Stephen Poliakoff's My City Opens at Almeida

My City, Stephen Poliakoff's first new play in 12 years, opens tonight (15 September, previews from 8 September 2011) at the Almeida. Poliakoff also directs the cast, which includes Tracey …

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Ellen Barkin, Jayne Houdyshell, Kate Shindle, Stephen Spinella Join Cast of 8 Benefit on Broadway by Dan Bacalzo

Ellen Barkin, Jayne Houdyshell, Kate Shindle, and Stephen Spinella are the latest stars to join the cast of a benefit reading of 8, a new play based on the Proposition 8 trial over same-sex …

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News: CFT Singin' in the Rain Transfers to West End, 15 Feb

The Chichester Festival Theatre has confirmed that its production of Singin’ in the Rain will transfer to the West End's Palace Theatre from 15 February 2012 (previews from 4 February)…

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Reeve Carney Extends Contract for Broadway's Spider-Man Through May 2012 by Dan Bacalzo

Reeve Carney, who stars as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has extended his contract with the production through May 2012. As previously reported, …

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Why the Bush was centre-stage for the new writing renaissance

Before the Bush moves from its home of 40 years, Dominic Dromgoole remembers the ground-breaking plays, the tawdry tales and why working there was such a privilegeThat the 1990s represented …

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STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Kwame Kwei-Armah by BroadwayWorld TV is excited to share a new weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group This week CENTERSTAGE artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah shares pivotal moments in his…

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David Adkins, Darius de Haas and Paul Anthony Stewart On Board for Twelfth Night at Westport by Adam Hetrick

The Westport Country Playhouse's fall production of Twelfth Night will feature David Adkins, Darius de Haas, Susan Kelechi Watson, David Schramm, Paul Anthony Stewart and Donnetta Lavini…

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PHOTO CALL: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Welcomes 500,000th Audience Member by Krissie Fullerton

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark celebrated its 500,000th audience member Jordan Muir, along with parents Michelle and Rob, onstage after the matinee performance on Sept. 14.

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What to say about ... Alan Ayckbourn's Neighbourhood Watch by Leo Benedictus

The critics take their hats and hoodies off to this funny, dark and superbly topical 75th play from the prolific playwrightWhat is Alan Ayckbourn's secret? Because there has to be a secret. …

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THEATER: The Invested by Aaron Riccio

As we've seen over the last few years, greed may not actually be all that good for the economy, but when it comes to the theater, the bubble on Wall Street dramas hasn't even come close to b…

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Tony Bennett, Céline Dion, et al. to Join Andrea Bocelli for Central Park Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster will join world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli for his September 15 Central Park concert with the New York Philharmonic. As …

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A.R.T. and Boston Collegiate Charter School by Brendanshea

This week, the A.R.T. led a two-day workshop sesh with 42 sophomores at Boston Collegiate Charter School.  Seven groups of students invented their own theatrical reimagining of th…

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Katharine Hepburn story now a First Folio show

Katharine Hepburn was one of a kind, a talented and feisty performer. Among her many accomplishments and accolades are four Oscars (out of 12 career nominations) and one Emmy Award. Actress …

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Reeve Carney Extends Contract with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark by Andrew Gans

Reeve Carney, who stars in the title role of Broadway's Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, has extended his run in the much-in-the-news production at the Foxwoods Theatre.

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Sweet! Mamma Mia! Celebrates Broadway Milestone With Tasty Treats by

The hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! is headed into a month of celebrations culminating in its 10th anniversary at the Winter Garden Theatre. On September 14, the show marked a different mile…

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Goodman announces $10 million in endowment funds

At a breakfast event Thursday attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Goodman Theatre said that it had raised $10 million towards the $15-million goal of its new endowment campaign, dubbed "Endo…

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The New Season: Plays by Katori Hall, Lydia R. Diamond and Suzan-Lori Parks by Charles Isherwood

In a season in most ways typical, three black women will see their plays reach Broadway.

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ROCK OF AGES Announces Buy 1 Get 1 Free Ticket Offer by Contests

Buy 1 get 1 free ticket and two Avin Tequila vouchers

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PHOTO FLASH: Ellen Burstyn, Max Casella, John Glover and Atmosphere of Memory Company Meet the Press by David Gordon

The cast and creative team of David Bar Katz's The Atmosphere of Memory met the press on Thursday, September 15. Pam MacKinnon directs this Labyrinth Theater Company production, which …

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THEATER: 'Venus' Returns

Charles Isherwood on the coming Broadway production of the David Ives play "Venus in Fur," starring Hugh Dancy and Nina Arianda.

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Gossip: Hytner Stays on Past 2013, One Man to Broadway???

Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National Theatre, has told the New York Times he hopes to stay on for "couple of years or so" at the end of his current contract. He had previously …

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Follies, Afterglow.

Follies which is now taking place at the Marriott Marquis theatre is a sad play about growing older. American society unlike other cultures embraces youth and Follies shows several couples w…

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The New Season: New Season Includes ‘King Lear’ With Sam Waterston by Ben Brantley

This season is bounteous with familiar characters from other chapters of dramatic literature, who were last seen in the vicinity only a decade or so ago and are being given fresh life by new…

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ArtsBeat Blog: Sticking to His Web: Carney Extends Run as Spider-Man by Patrick Healy

Instead of leaving in November Reeve Carney will stay through next May.

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THEATER: A Return to ‘Other Desert Cities’

Ben Brantley looks at the coming Broadway production of the Jon Robin Baitz play.

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Attention Newsies Fans: Paper Mill Will Hold Fan Day, Featuring Original Movie Cast Members by Michael C. Gioia

The cult classic film "Newsies," featuring music by Alan Menken, has been adapted for the stage and officially hits New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse Sept. 15, prior to an open…

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Meet the Contestants of NYMF's NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION- Week 1 by BroadwayWorld

NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Competition is returning for its sixth year and will take place at New World Stages on three subsequent Saturdays - September 17th, September 24th, and October…

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Cirque du Soleil's Ovo to Play Santa Monica in January by Andy Propst

Cirque du Soleil's Ovo will play a limited engagement under its trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top), located at the Santa Monica Pier, beginning January 20. Renowned Bra…

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Lisa Bostnar, Ella Dershowitz, Michael Samuel Kaplan, et al. Set for A Splitered Soul Off-Broadway by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for Alan Lester Brooks' A Splintered Soul, to run October 21 - November 13 at Theater Three. Daisy Walker will direct the production. The play, set in San F…

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30 Years of Arts: The Quotes

"This stuff is low. It is thin. It is unworthy of the talent and effort onstage. It is boring."

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Broadway Baby Bernadette Peters & Co-Stars Feel the Love on Follies’ Opening Night by

You couldn’t swing a sequined clutch without hitting a Broadway star at the September 12 opening of Follies, starring Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell. Famous faces from Edie Falco to…

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30 Years of Arts: The Critics

Our experts on theater, dance, visual arts and film wax nostalgic on three decades of reviews.

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The Fests Never Rest

Highlights and lowlights from the last two weeks of Live Arts/Fringe.

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Fred Barton and His Broadway Band to Play Metropolitan Room by Dan Bacalzo

Award-winning orchestra/arranger, pianist-singer-actor, songwriter, TV composer and theatrical musical director Fred Barton and his nine-piece Broadway Band will star in Fred Barton Present…

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Casting Announced for National Tour of Bring It On, Debuting at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre by

Casting has been announced for the national tour of Bring It On, which will launch at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre on October 30. The cast will be lead by newcomer Taylor Louderman as C…

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Fringe Picks 2011 by Shaun Brady

Play | The Radio Show | More Mouvements Für Lachenmann

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Write-On! Series of New Work Will Feature Staged Readings by Acting Company Alumni by Michael Gioia

Write-On!, a series of new plays written by Acting Company alumni will be performed as staged readings, beginning Oct. 3 at 7 PM at New York City's Theatre Row.

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Stars of the AVT #143: Mary Purdy by Trav S. D.

This post resumes my series profiling the hundreds of performers I’ve presented through my American Vaudeville Theatre , initiated in conjunction with American Vaudeville Theatre’s 15th …

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EXCLUSIVE: The Record: Issue 2 Kristin Chenoweth by Monica Simoes

We are thrilled to present our second issue with the incredible Kristin Chenoweth. We sat down with her to talk about her newly released country album Some Lessons Learned. Chenoweth is best…

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Lauren Kennedy Will Be Evita for North Carolina Theatre; Principal Casting Announced by Andrew Gans

Lauren Kennedy will show off her star quality as controversial political figure Eva Peron in the North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Ev…

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The Off Broadway Musical by Lizwollman

While I am always happy to see original, innovative musicals succeed Off Broadway, I’ve been a lot less happy in the past few seasons to see how such shows fare once they’ve been moved t…

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Photo Flash: First Look at West End's ROCK OF AGES by BroadwayWorld

ROCK OF AGES THE MUSICAL is currently in previews at London's Shaftsbury Theatre, led by Justin Lee Collins, Shayne Ward, Amy Pemberton, Oliver Tompsett and Simon Lipkin. The production offi…

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Ars Nova Announces Casting for September 19 Open Heart Meditation Reading by Andy Propst

Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Crystal Finn and Jeffrey Hawkins will take part in a reading of Jonathan Caren's Open Heart Meditation, to be offered at Ars Nova on September 19 at 7pm as…

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Magnolia Bakery Debuts MAMMA MIA! Cupcake Celebrating 10th Broadway Anniversary by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

New York City’s iconic Magnolia Bakery takes center stage as it unveils the official cupcake of MAMMA MIA!, toasting the smash hit musical becoming the 10th longest running show in Broadwa…

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Review Round-up: Hare Schools Rattigan at CFT

Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed double bill of David Hare South Downs and Terence Rattigan The Browning Version, directed by Jeremy Herrin and Angus Jackson, opened last n…

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NEWSIES the Musical - Exclusive! - Rehearsals, Part 2 by Disney on Broadway

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to present the premiere of a brand new musical, Disney's NEWSIES! Adapted for the stage from the popular Disney film, NEWSIES is based on the 1899 true story of…

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Red Bull Readings Line Up Michael Urie, Marsha Mason, Veanne Cox and Michael Cerveris by Adam Hetrick

Richard Easton, Carrie Preston, Michael Urie, F. Murray Abraham, Marsha Mason and Veanne Cox will take part in the Red Bull Theater's 2011-2012 Revelation Readings.

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Review Round-up: Hare Schools Rattigan at Chichester

Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed double bill of David Hare South Downs and Terrence Rattigan The Browning Version, directed by Jeremy Herrin and Angus Jackson, opened last …

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The New Season: Jeremy Jordan in ‘Newsies’ and ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ by Patricia Cohen

Jeremy Jordan’s theatrical version of two-timing means that during much of the world premiere of “Newsies” he’ll also be rehearsing “Bonnie & Clyde.”

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Penny Singleton in a Dance Hall by Trav S. D.

In honor of her birthday, here’s a clip of the late Penny Singleton singing “Gentlemen Don’t Deserve a Lady” from the 1941 film Go West, Young Lady. You probably know…

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Review: One Night at the Proms by Chloe Ravat

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I turned up at Richmond Theatre with my mother in tow for One Night at the Proms (even though the official Last Night of the Proms was shown on…

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PHOTO CALL: Mamma Mia! Becomes 10th Longest-Running Broadway Show by Matthew Blank

The Broadway company of the hit Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus musical Mamma Mia!, which opened Oct. 18, 2001, became the 10th longest-running show in Broadway history following the …

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Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Crystal Finn, Jeffrey Hawkins Set for Free Reading of Open Heart Meditation by Andrew Gans

Out Loud, Ars Nova’s free play-reading series dedicated to developing new work by emerging playwrights, will continue Sept. 19 at the Manhattan venue.

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Tickets Now on Sale For Godspell, Starring Weeds' Hunter Parrish by

Tickets are now available for the first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, starring Weeds' Hunter Parrish as Jesus. Directed by Daniel Goldstein, performances begi…

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Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN Welcomes 500,000th Audience Member by Walter McBride

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, has played to over five-hundred-thousand audience members, as of yesterday's matinee performance. The 500,000th ticketholder, Australian youngster Jordan Muir, …

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Even More Old Jewish Comedians by Trav S. D.

The brilliant, witty caricaturist Drew Friedman has a new book out and you already know its title. It’s the latest in a series of successful books on this theme, and Friedman now has a…

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ArtsBeat Blog: Grandson Disputes New Play Attributed to Oscar Wilde by Dave Itzkoff

Merlin Holland, Wilde's only grandson, said it was "dishonest" for a London theater to present a new work as the final play of his illustrious grandfather.

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Broadway is only as good as the people in it. by Ken Davenport

When I was a kid I collected baseball cards of my favorite players. When I was a kid I had posters of my favorite movie stars on my walls. When I was a kid . . . I didn't know...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Monster Mash: NEA's new program; a change at Warner Bros. by David Ng

The National Endowment for the Arts is launching a new initiative called ArtPlace to spur various projects across the country. Warner Bros. has restructured its live-theater division, with A…

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Bring It On, Debbie Allen, Judith Ivey Among 2010-11 Suzi Bass Award Nominees by Michael Gioia

Nominees for the 2010-11 Suzi Bass Awards, which celebrate excellence in metro Atlanta’s professional theatre community, were announced Sept. 12 at Fabrefaction Theatre.

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Opening Night: "Follies" by

The glittering opening night of the Broadway revival starring Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell.

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Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Becomes 10th Longest-Running Show in Broadway History by Peter James Zielinski

Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus' global hit musical MAMMA MIA celebrated another milestone during its landmark 10th Anniversary year last night, September 14, when it became the 10th longes…

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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Officially Confirmed for Broadway by Dan Bacalzo

Following mixed reviews in Boston, there have been rumors that the A.R.T. production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess might not reach Broadway. However, the estates of George Gershwin, …

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Your Weekend Starts Now 9/15/11

NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city.

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NYMF's Date of a Lifetime to Feature Farah Alvin and Jamie LaVerdiere by Adam Hetrick

Farah Alvin and Jamie LaVerdiere will share the Date of a Lifetime this October as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

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Dramatist Guild Fellows Event by Kristen Palmer

September 19NYCDramatist Guild Fellows Night of ExcerptsPlaywright's Horizons7pmI'll be presenting a scene from THEN AND NOWfeaturing:Sarah Kate JacksonChris Kipiniakdirected by: Kyle Ancow…

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Theatre community mourns the loss of Gaurav Gopalan, Artist and Scientist by Tim Treanor

Gaurav Gopalan, an aeronautical engineer who brought boundless energy, a vigorous intellect and startling insight to theater in the Washington area, was found dead in Columbia Heights on Sat…

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The Soupy Sales Show Tonight! by Trav S. D.

When flipping through the channels a week ago, I came upon the happy news that JLTV (Jewish Life Television) is showing reruns of The Soupy Sales Show every Thursday at 9pm. And now I’…

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Chicago Star Kara DioGuardi Contemplating Writing a Broadway Musical by Andrew Gans

Singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi, who is currently making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, may pen a Broadway musical.

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'Dublin' to N.Y., via Phila. by Howard Shapiro

The Inis Nua production, seen here in April, has opened Off-Broadway.

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Adam Green, Kathryn Meisle, Larry Pine, Carrie Preston Set for No Exit Reading by Dan Bacalzo

Larry Pine will join the previously reported Adam Green, Kathryn Meisle and Carrie Preston in a staged reading of Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit, to be presented by Red Bull Theater as part…

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I AM THEATRE: Kwame Kwei-Armah by Theatre Communications Group

I AM THEATRE: Kwame Kwei-Armah Kwame Kwei-Armah, an award-winning British playwright, director, actor, singer and broadcaster, was selected as CENTERSTAGE's Artistic Director in Februa…

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Awesome Person Thursday: Lilli Wosk wants you for Office Hours! by Michael Roderick

This week's awesome person has been brought to us by performer Erica Dorfler. I've known Lilli for quite some time and she's got something very cool that she's developing! Take it away Erica…

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'Mad genius' MacLaughlin brings new creation to the Fringe by A.d. Amorosi

Experimental theater director Whit MacLaughlin moves in mysterious ways.

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Australian Love Never Dies Will Arrive on DVD in Early 2012 by Adam Hetrick

The DVD of the Melbourne production of Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, will be released in February 2012, a production spokesperson confirmed t…

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Singin' in the Rain to Dance at the West End's Palace Theatre by

The acclaimed Chichester Festival production of Singin' in the Rain is headed to London's Palace Theatre. The show will begin performances on February 4 and open on February 15, with…

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30 DAYS OF NYMF: Day 2 Next Broadway Sensation by Isaac Robert Hurwitz

Day 2 Next Broadway SensationBy Jason Haft- Line Producer of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation

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Review: Howard McGillin: Isn't It Romantic? by Brian Scott Lipton

The Broadway star's appealing cabaret show at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room shows off his facility with love songs.

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Betty Blue Eyes CD Signing Set for Sept. 17 by Andrew Gans and Mark Shenton

The London show-business shop Dress Circle will welcome cast members from the new musical Betty Blue Eyes Sept. 17.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Critically Acclaimed Comedy Betty Blue Eyes to Close by Keith

Notwithstanding rave reviews, the post-war British comedy, Betty Blue Eyes, has become one of the first West End casualties of the global recession, with the final curtain scheduled for Satu…

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“Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway” Showing October Through December by Ryan Cockerham

Although we’ve mentioned in several previous posts that celebrities add a potent “star power” to Broadway productions, we have yet to mention the possibilities when one cel…

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Donna English, Michael West, et al. Set for NYMF's Madame X by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for the new musical Madame X, featuring book, music, and lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini and Robert Hetzel. Alessandrini will direct the production, part of the…

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Stars of Vaudeville #357: Francis Renault by Trav S. D.

Billed as “the Slave of Fashion” big time vaudeville female impersonator Francis Renault would display his expensive, five-figure gowns placed in the lobby for his lady fans (vas…

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Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Welcomes 500,000th Audience Member by Andrew Gans

And, some said it would never open.

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PHOTO FLASH: Magnolia Bakery Helps Mamma Mia! Celebrate Becoming Broadway's 10th Longest Running Show by David Gordon

The company of Mamma Mia! celebrated becoming Broadway's 10th longest running show Wednesday, September 14 with a Magnolia Bakery cupcake giveaway and post-performance party. 10 lucky…

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Jose Llana, Celina Carvajal and More Set for Free Broadway's Future @ Lincoln Center Concert by Andrew Gans

Broadway's Future @ Lincoln Center (formerly The Songbook series), which is presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul, will kick off its new season Sept. 26 in the Bruno Walter Auditoriu…

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Singin' in the Rain to Transfer to West End's Palace Theatre by Andy Propst

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Singin' in the Rain will transfer to the West End's Palace Theatre, beginning performances on February 4 in anticipation of an officia…

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Live Workshop - Authentic Arts Marketing for Individual Creatives (Oct. 22) by Adam Thurman

Maybe once or twice a year I do a live arts marketing workshop. Typically these workshops are for small to mid-sized arts organizations. This time I'm doing a workshop that will focus on the…

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Complete Cast and Tour Dates Announced for Bring It On: The Musical by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for Bring It On: The Musical, which as previously announced, will launch a national tour with an engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre, running November 1 - December …

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The Arts on TV: Michael Feinstein does Sinatra; 'Red Shoes' by Ed Stockly

The Arts on TV: Michael Feinstein; Kirk Douglas in 'Lust for Life'

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Theatre Tech | Stageside Shorts | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Technical Director of the Avon Theatre describes some of the joys and challenges of working in a repertory theatre company with such technically heavy productions such as The Grapes of Wrath…

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Changeover (Avon Theatre) | Stageside Shorts | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

With less than 4 hours between shows, the exceptional Stratford Festival crew goes to work changing the Avon Theatre stage from The Grapes of Wrath to Jesus Christ Superstar.

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News: Galas: Night for Jennifer, Kindly Celebration & More

West End gala concert A Night for Jennifer is being held at the Lyric theatre on Monday 31 October 2011 in aid of Jennifer, a support organisation for widowers and their children. The eveni…

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Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger Led ADDAMS FAMILY Kicks Off Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams kicks off tonight at the Mahalia Ja…

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Candidate for Worst New Show: THE PLAYBOY CLUB by Ken Levine

I’m giving you fair warning:  This one is a turkey.  It premieres Monday night. You gotta see it to believe it. THE PLAYBOY CLUB.From the first second you know you’re in trou…

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Fuse Theater Review: The Lady With the Answers Makes for Predictable Drama by Arts Fuse Editor

"The Lady With All the Answers" presents the columnist Ann Landers as a person who just might write a letter to Ann herself. Her faith in herself and her work is unquestioned, even as her ow…

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The New Season: New Layers for Broadway-Bound Musical Revivals by Patrick Healy

Four musical revivals are coming to Broadway this fall, with a couple offering extensive reinterpretations of the original works.

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BWW's On This Day - September 15, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Off Broadway taps actors

Legit News: 'Once,' 'Memory,' more set casts -- The fall lineup of Off Broadway productions continues to nail down casting, with the tuner version of 2006 film "Once" -- now set to star St…

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The Wood by Erik Haagensen

In an interview, playwright Dan Klores notes that his maiden effort, last season's "Little Doc," was "a disaster" and "a great learning experience." I'd say the learning curve was not a sh…

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NY Review: 'Crane Story' by Mitch Montgomery

Inspired by the Japanese myth of the crane wife, this play about ghosts is rescued by its self-aware sense of humor as well as sensational stage flourishes and some deftly operated puppets.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Play It Cool – Red Hot & Smooth Original Jazz Score by Oscar E Moore

Sally Mayes, consummate singer, gets to wear the pants and strut her inner jazz baby, riffing and skatting with the best of them in “Play It Cool” which has just opened at the Ac…

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Fahrenheit 451 by Sarah Ameigh

The cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” had a great year last year. Contracts, promotional tours, endorsements, and millions of adoring fans at their feet. What did the cast of “Jersey Shor…

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Review: The Lapsburgh Layover at by Amanda Cooper

this odd little concepty gets stranger and stranger as the night goes on. And funnier and funnier

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Bill Bailey live session: How I covered ... Gary Numan's Cars by Andy Gallagher, Ben Kape, Ken Macfarlane, Alice Salfield

Comedian and musician Bill Bailey and his band perform Gary Numan's electropop classic Cars. With 'appropriate' instrumentation. In FrenchAndy GallagherBen KapeKen MacfarlaneAlice Salfield

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'Donna Orbits the Moon': Quirky play showcases actress' talents by Peter Filichia

Andrea Gallo stars as the title character in Ian August’s “Donna Orbits the Moon” at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch. Have you ever wondered what Lucy Van Pelt of …

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Review: The Select (The Sun Also Rises) by Frank Scheck

Try as I might, I find it impossible to appreciate the Elevator Repair Service’s aesthetic. This enterprising downtown troupe has made a significant name for themselves in recent years…

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Looking Back: The Best (and Worst) of the 2010-2011 Season by Bill Hirschman

By Bill Hirschman Theater reviewers must have a better than average ego to flatter themselves into believing that their judgment has worth, regardless of what anyone else thinks. So imagine …

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Stop Kiss by Hunter Styles

Who can predict what will happen the moment after a first kiss? Those tender, uncertain seconds can reveal worlds about the heart you’ve just touched. But they can also reveal the secret h…

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Follies – review by Hadley Freeman

Marquis, New YorkWith its themes of youthful callousness, middle-aged regrets and vital emotions pumping beneath crusty surfaces, all mixed together in a tangy marinade of nostalgia and clea…

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News Briefs: Dramaworks Gets $2 Million; Gepner Goes to Papermill by Bill Hirschman

  The South Florida theater scene is so busy that often the news comes too fast for us to keep up with. From time to time, we’ll run a column like this one, containing several items. …

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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Transfers to West End, Opens 2 Feb! by BroadwayWorld

Jonathan Church's new production of Singin' in the Rain is to transfer to the Palace Theatre following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre. Church's product…

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How to Deal with Tom Williams? by Don Hall

Are bloggers legitimate journalists?The arguments range from a defiant NO to a qualified YES but, ultimately, legitimacy is granted by those who read the writing rather than any of the estab…

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Julie Andrews to Host Lincoln Center BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Screening Today by BroadwayWorld

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America's pre-eminent New York-based non-profit film organization, and Paramount Home Entertainment announced today that they will hold a gala event to ce…

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Randall Wreghitt Memorial Held 9/15 at The Shubert Theatre by Bww News Desk

A memorial celebration of Broadway producer Randall L. Wreghitt's life will be held at the Shubert Theatre 225 West 44th Street on Thursday, September 15th at 1PM. The memorial is open to th…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Dally With the Devil by Suzy Evans

While it's refreshing to see women working in the male-dominated political world, playwright Victor L. Cahn still resorts to gender stereotypes, and Eric Parness' rickety direction inhibit…

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Bobby Cannavale Stars Opposite Ambrose in ‘Funny Girl’ Revival by Ryan Cockerham

New Jersey’s Bobby Cannavale is a man whose rise to celebrity and fame is a story of success and perseverance that could inspire each of us. Now, in a career-advancing move, Cannavale …

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News: Row Over Origins of King's Head Oscar Wilde 'Premiere'

A row has erupted over the origins of a play at the King's Head Theatre that producers claim is an Oscar Wilde “world premiere”. Constance, which opens tonight (15 September 20…

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Chichester's Singin' in the Rain Will Transfer to West End, with Adam Cooper, Scarlett Strallen by Mark Shenton

Jonathan Church's production of Singin' in the Rain, based on the celebrated 1952 MGM film of the same name, will transfer to the West End's Palace Theatre, after its hit summer …

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The Kitchen trailer by National Theatre

The Kitchen trailer The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker is now playing in the Olivier until 9 November. Travelex £12 tickets available. 4 STARS Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Financial Tim…

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West End transfer confirmed for Singin' in the Rain by Natalie Woolman

Singin' in the Rain is to transfer into the West End in 2012, it has been confirmed.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Blog: WOS Theatregoers Rock Out with Collins et al

On 14 September a theatre group of 180 descended on the Shaftesbury Theatre for a trip back to the 1980’s with the jukebox musical comedy, Rock of Ages, starring chat …

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'Mamma Mia!' Hosts Sing-along Performance

Mamma Mia! © Mamma Mia! Calling all "Dancing Queens!" The cast of Broadway's Mamma Mia! has a special party with your name on it!! Tuesday, September 20th, at 7:30 p.m., the cast of the…

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Exit Stage Left: Tell the story by Tristan Pate

I spoke last month about the perils of rehearsal room block, those difficult first few days with a new company, and the worries I’ve often had about misunderstanding or misinterpreting a n…

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Review: South Downs / The Browning Version *****

The final stage of Chichester's Rattigan celebration couples his one-act play of thwarted ambition and loveless marriage with a new play from David Hare looking at life in a public school ab…

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Russell Crowe Joins Hugh Jackman for 'Les Miz' Film

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Dublin by Lamplight by Mark Peikert

Most of the actors in Michael West's tonally confused comedy make no further effort at an Irish accent than applying a lilt to a word or two in each sentence.

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'Henry VIII' in Movie Theaters 9/15

William Shakespeare Fans of the Bard will flock to movie theaters today as a grande London production of Henry VIII wraps up the Globe's season. For one day only, Shakespeare's Globe London …

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News: CFT Singin' in the Rain Transfers to Palace, 15 Feb

The Chichester Festival Theatre has confirmed that its production of Singin’ in the Rain will transfer to the West End's Palace Theatre from 15 February 2012 (previews from 4 February)…

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Review: The Absence of Women ***

Two old Irish fellas from Belfast, Iggy and Gerry, are working on the roads in London and exchanging memories over large cups of coffee in the hostel they now call home. The stage is bare …

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Review: Il trittico *****

The first two parts of Puccini’s Il trittico have finally caught up with the four year old Gianni Schicchi, getting the Royal Opera’s new season off to a cracking start.  Th…

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Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Begins Performances by BroadwayWorld

Paper Mill Playhouse just announced the cast for its season opener, the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly will be portrayed by Jeremy Jordan of…

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"Bieber Meets Al Qaeda" a culture clash that misfires by John Moore

Review: "Justin Bieber Meets Al Qaeda," easily the most provocative title of the fall theater season, is the only original local theatrical response to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attac…

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Video podcast: Running Lines at opening of new LIDA Project by The Denver Post

Video podcast: Running Lines at opening of new LIDA Project This week, John Moore takes you to the Sept. 9 opening night of LIDA Project's new theater space at an artist collective call…

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Rita Gardner Remembers by Peter Napolitano

Rita Gardner is remembering. Watching her on the small stage of Metropolitan Room, beautifully performing songs and telling compelling stories from the Golden Age of Off-Broadway (the late …

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'Mad genius' MacLaughlin brings new creation to the Fringe

Experimental theater director Whit MacLaughlin moves in mysterious ways. As the master of Philadelphia's New Paradise Laboratories, MacLaughlin and his revolving-door company have created a…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Utah Playwrights Group Opposes New Performing Arts Center

"The recently formed Utah chapter of the Dramatists Guild of America calls the prospective [2,500-seat] theater 'an echoing and unrealistic, airplane-terminal of a building.' The group ... c…

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Revamped Porgy And Bess Will Go To Broadway

The controversial new version of the Gershwin-Heyward opera now playing in Cambridge, Mass - directed by Diane Paulus and starring Audra McDonald - has been approved by the Gershwin and Heyw…

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That Rediscovered Oscar Wilde Play? His Grandson Says It's Bogus

"Merlin Holland [says] that his grandfather did no more than devise a 'minimal' scenario - just a few paragraphs - for a drama called Constance, which Wilde jotted down in a letter of 1894. …

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RED • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

"What do you see?"That's the first question painter Mark Rothko poses, almost pleads, to his new apprentice Ken in the opening minutes of the Rep's scorching season opener, John Logan's…

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ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Broadcast Today Through National Theatre Live by BroadwayWorld

Nicholas Hytner's five star production of One Man, Two Guvnors will transfer to the West End for a 16 week run following its sell-out run at the National Theatre, subsequent UK tour and Nati…

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Creativity To The Left Of Me, Creativity To The Right by Joe Patti

I am just getting around to reading a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Stephen Tepper and George Kuh (subscription required) about the need to get serious about teaching creativ…

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“Ringer” and “Up All Night:” Early Pick-Ups for My New TV Season by Mark Blankenship

If you’re wondering why I’ve spent the week vacillating between terror and joy, then I should remind you that the new TV season has begun. Every night brings a new companion to m…

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TT: This is it

Satchmo at the Waldorf opens tonight in Orlando, Florida. We had a few high-octane technical snafus at Wednesday’s dress rehearsal,...

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TT: A week with Satchmo (IV)

From the film Satchmo the Great, narrated by Edward R. Murrow, Louis Armstrong and the All Stars perform “Mack the...

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TT: Almanac

“I think that all ambitions are lawful except those which climb upwards on the miseries or credulities of mankind. All...

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Play It Cool – Red Hot & Smooth Original Jazz Score by Oscar E. Moore

Ms. Mayes is giving a fantastic, full dimensional portrayal of a “Butch Dyke - owner of Mary’s Hideaway – an underground gay jazz club off Sunset, Hollywood, circa 1953

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The Cast of RELATIVELY SPEAKING Talks About The Upcoming Premiere (VIDEO)

The cast of Broadway’s Relatively Speaking — the collection of three one-act comedies written separately by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May — only hinted at details …

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)

What the Moon Saw: Son of Semele, 9/11/11 by Sarah Taylor Ellis

What the Moon Saw: Review for Stage & Cinema

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Los Angeles Theater Review: THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DIETY (Geffen Playhouse) by Harvey Perr

WHEN YOU USE MACE, USE WITH DISCRETION Playwright Kristoffer Diaz has an ear for unleashing the poetic possibilities in “street-smarts” vernacular; and director Edward Torres has…

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My City, Starring Tracey Ullman, Opens at the West End's Almeida Theatre Sept. 15 by Michael Gioia and Mark Shenton

The British-born television comedienne and writer Tracey Ullman, who has long been resident in the U.S., returns to the London stage to star in the world premiere of Stephen Poliakoff's …

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National Theatre Live Kicks Off Third Season With One Man, Two Guvnors Sept. 15 by Michael Gioia

The National Theatre's third season of National Theatre Live, an initiative to broadcast live performances from the National's stages to cinemas worldwide, begins with the screening …

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Dan Klores' World-Premiere Drama The Wood Opens Off-Broadway Sept. 15 by Adam Hetrick

The life of late Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike McAlary unfolds in the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater world premiere of Dan Klores' The Wood, which officially opens Off-Broadway…

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Jim Stanek, Kim Carson and Jarid Faubel Reign Over Camelot at the Engeman Beginning Sept. 15 by Adam Hetrick

Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, starring Jim Stanek, Kim Carson and Jarid Faubel, begins performances Sept. 15 at the Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island.

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Together Again! Kate Baldwin and Sheldon Harnick Sing at NYC Barnes & Noble Sept. 15 by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin and Tony winner Sheldon Harnick reunite in Manhattan Sept. 15 to perform a handful of Harnick songs, and to sign copies of "She Loves Him: Live at Feinst…

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Trouble in Mind, Race Play About a Race Play, Opens at DC's Arena, With E. Faye Butler, Sept. 15 by Kenneth Jones

Trouble in Mind, Alice Childress' 1955 play about a racially integrated theatre company presenting a race play, opens Sept. 15 following previews from Sept. 9 at Arena Stage, the residen…

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Rocky Horror Show, With Matt McGrath, Begins Strutting at The Old Globe by Kenneth Jones

The Rocky Horror Show, the rock musical about a vanilla couple that stumbles into an altered science-fiction world where sexuality and gender roles are redefined, begins Sept. 15 in a reside…

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Friends Will Remember Producer Randall L. Wreghitt at Sept. 15 Memorial on Broadway by Kenneth Jones and Robert Simonson

Friends, colleagues and family will gather to celebrate the life and work of Broadway producer Randall L. Wreghitt at 1 PM Sept. 15 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre. Wreghitt died May 18 fo…

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Godspell Box Office Opens for Business Sept. 15 With Special Tour by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

The box office at Circle in the Square Theatre, home to the upcoming revival of Godspell, opens for business Sept. 15 at 10 AM ET.  

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Addams Family Tour Begins Scaring Up Business in New Orleans; Doug Sills, Sara Gettelfinger Star by Kenneth Jones

The national tour of the Broadway musical The Addams Family takes its first breath Sept. 15 for a run to Sept. 24 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans, LA. Tony Award nominee Dougla…

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Crane Story, With Angela Lin, Christine Toy Johnson, Opens Off-Broadway Sept. 15 by Andrew Gans

Playwrights Realm presents the world premiere of Jane Silverman's Crane Story, which officially opens Sept. 15 following previews that began Sept. 6 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

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Mary Stuart, With Anne Allgood and Suzanne Bouchard, Opens in Seattle Sept. 15 by Adam Hetrick

A Contemporary Theatre's production of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart, starring Anne Allgood and Suzanne Bouchard as dueling royalty, officially opens Sept. 15 in Seattle.

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David Mamet puts the issue ahead of the characters in legal thriller 'Race'

The excitement is still vivid from David Mamet conquering Pittsburgh back around 1980, with the punchy dialogue and dark comic insight of "American Buffalo" and "Sexual Perversity in Chicago…

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Review: Dally with the Devil

Dally With the Devil by Victor L. Cahn is about 3 politically powerful women--one on the left, one on the right, and a blogger (think Arianna Huffington) in the middle. Irene is a lefty coll…

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Review: The Lapsburgh Layover

Existing somewhere between immersive installation and extravagant vaudeville, The Lapsburgh Layover operates as broad comedy developed by artists with a firm grasp of theatrical perspective.…

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Review: Invasion!

When tasked with reviewing a play that's already won an Obie and stirred whispers of a new literary sensation, I sensed that I was walking into a gift assignment. I missed Jonas Hassen Khemi…

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Review: Completeness

What's harder, love or science? For Elliot and Molly, grad students who can compute and explain complex algorithms and theories, it's the former. The struggle for connection amongst late twe…

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