Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Radio City Rockettes Begin Rehearsals For X-Mas Show

A sure sign that the holidays are just around the corner came Wednesday, as the Rockettes begin rehearsals for their annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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“Give Our Regards to Broadway” – Manhattan School of Music by Kevin Daly

This past Monday marked my first trip to Morningside Heights. Admittedly, I rarely leave the Midtown/Upper West Side area when in town,  though I do occasionally shoot downtown for a Fringe…

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Tony Award Nominee Ray Aghayan Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award nominee Ray Aghayan, one of the world's most accomplished costume designers, has died at age 83, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Aghayan received a Tony Award nominatio…

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Theater Review | 'We Live Here: ‘We Live Here’ by Zoe Kazan at City Center - Review by Charles Isherwood

In “We Live Here,” by Zoe Kazan, a past tragedy haunts a wedding and a family when the bride’s sister brings a date.

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THE DINOSAUR WITHIN: 46% – BITTER

BITTER The trouble comes first in John Walch’s script, which tries too hard to pack itself full of symbols and themes. So much of the play’s actual dialogue seems mechanical in its c…

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In N.Y., Philly playwright’s ‘Any Given Monday’ tighter, subtler

NEW YORK - Nuance - the shadows and creases that provide depth and richness - is what makes the Off-Broadway production of Any Given Monday so different from its world-premiere version last …

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Austin Pendleton on Discovering Immediacy Onstage

In December of 1961, I was able to get—through the kindoffices of my friend Nancy Donahue, who introduced me to her agent Deborah Coleman—an audition for Arthur Kopit's play "O…

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Tara Rubin on the Many Discoveries Made in the Casting Business

Here are the discoveries I've made in 25 years as a casting director:

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John Leguizamo on Discovering How Admiration Looks Better With Age

There are a couple of actors I saw who impressed the living life out of me. I saw Al Pacino in "American Buffalo," and I saw John Malkovich in "True West."

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Michael Ritchie on Discovering Stage Management and Stage Managers

Many years ago, before I ran the Williamstown Theatre Festival or Center Theatre Group, I was a stage manager. I had never been trained for that job, in either an academic or a professiona…

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Oskar Eustis on Discovering a New Talent

It must have been the fall of 1985. I was living in San Francisco, running the Eureka Theatre, and visiting New York. As always, I was trying to cram in as much theater as I could.

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Todd Haimes on What Happens After the Joy of Discovery

Discovering an exciting new artist is obviously thrilling—that moment when you know you've met someone with a talent that doesn't come along very often.

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Thank You, Readers by John Amato

Earlier this month, I became the new chairman and CEO of Back Stage, and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share with you how excited I am to be involved with the i…

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Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Embrace Love and Laughter On Screen and Off by Jenelle Riley

The two met in 2000 when cast in a production of "The Berlin Circle," by Charles Mee, at the Evidence Room theater in Los Angeles.

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WE LIVE HERE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"Secrets aren't everything in Zoe Kazan's new play We Live Here, which just opened at Manhattan Theatre Club: They're the only thing."

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Anna Gunn, John de Lancie, Natacha Roi, et al. Set for Alan Alda's Radiance at the Geffen by Dan Bacalzo

Anna Gunn will star in the title role of Alan Alda's new play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, to receive its world premiere production at the Geffen Playhouse, November 1-Decembe…

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Review: We Live Here by Chris Kompanek

Zoe Kazan's first play proves to be an acutely observed family drama.

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Review: Beyond Words by Chris Kompanek

Bill Bowers' uneven one-man show could benefit from more silence and sharper storytelling.

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Review: Any Given Monday by David Finkle

Bruce Graham's troubling play examines the pragmatics of morality.

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Feature: Ashlie Atkinson Joins the Club by Iris Wiener

The popular actress discusses her role in Arena Stage's production of The Book Club Play.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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We Live Here

Legit Reviews: Actor-playwright Zoe Kazan ("A Behanding in Spokane") sets the stage for a tense family drama in "We Live Here" when a gifted Juilliard student brings an unsuitable boyfriend …

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GREENWOOD & DATE OF A LIFETIME - Talkin' Broadway's Reviews by Matthew Murray

"... impossible to dislike entirely ..."

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Twyla Tharp premieres ‘Scarlatti’ at Hubbard Street

HEDY WEISS: Choreographer Twyla Tharp, as taut as your very last nerve, and as tiny and wound up as a mechanical doll, was perched at the edge of her chair in a Hubbard Street Dance Chicago …

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Review: Political Mother, The Magic Flute by Alison Croggon

When Hofesh Shechter debuted here during Brett Sheehy's first Melbourne Festival, I was in the UK and missed it. So it's fair to say that I had no idea what to expect last night when I sat d…

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Finding Hardsell's new pitch by Richard Ouzounian

Rick Miller totally revamps his theatrical look at media manipulation.

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Peter Hinton leaving National Arts Centre by Richard Ouzounian

Controversial artistic director to depart next year; Stratford could be next stop.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Interview with Jonathan Moscone by Deborah Cullinan by HowlRound

    Jonathan Moscone Bio Page  Deborah: We’re in my office in San Francisco, California. Jon Moscone, I am really glad to interview you and we’re going to talk about the G…

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Backstage Tour of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" Hosted by Jordan Dean by Broadway.com

Backstage Tour of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" Hosted by Jordan Dean The hit musical Mamma Mia! is heading toward its 10th Broadway birthday, and Broadway.com asked the show's …

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Zoe Kazan's 'We Live Here' drags but shows promise by Mark Kennedy

Having an ex-boyfriend crash your wedding may not the best thing in the world, but it could be worse: He could also have dated your dead sister.

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The Lyons

Legit Reviews: There are people who would walk over hot coals to see Linda Lavin tear into a meaty role.

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TT: Almanac

"Like all things human, the sight was far more bearable than he had imagined." Scott Turow, The Burden of Proof...

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Opening Night: "Man and Boy" Starring Frank Langella by Broadway.com

Opening Night: "Man and Boy" Starring Frank Langella To call the October 9 opening night of Roundabout Theatre Company's Man and Boy a celebration of evil may sound melodramat…

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Beyond Words by Mark Peikert

Using pantomime, storytelling and music, Bill Bowers examines what it means to be a man in America—and uncovers very little that is new for 21st-century audiences.

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Mangella by A.J. Mell

Ken Ferrigni's clever "Mangella" starts out as a twisted romantic comedy between a man and his computer, and gradually becomes a twisted philosophical comedy about privacy and identity.

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NY Review: 'We Live Here' by David Sheward

Playwright-actor Zoe Kazan continues to show promise in her second play, a funny and sad portrait of a family in crisis, but she needs to smooth out some rough edges.

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REVIEW: Greenwood by JK

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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ASUNCION, Led by Jesse Eisenberg, Begins Previews Tonight; Will Offer $20 Rush Tickets by BroadwayWorld

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announced today that a limited number of student rush tickets will be available for all performances of Asuncion, a new comedy by Academy Award-nominee Jesse …

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1 Day ’til Godspell: Final preparations by Ken

I don’t think there is one person in my office on 49th street or at the theater on 50th street that sat down for more than 37 seconds today. Two interns went to Salvation Army for some…

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'We Live Here': Family drama hints at suspense by Joe Dziemianowicz

Don't judge a book by its cover or a play by its scenery. Zoe Kazan's "We Live Here," at Manhattan Theatre Club, is a forceful reminder of that advice. The production's big House Beautiful-w…

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Karen Black and David Proval Star In Moses Supposes by Darlene Donloe

Longtime friends Karen Black and David Proval play an aging Jewish couple in the South in Moses Supposes, at the Zephyr. Black reveals what every actor should know, and Proval discloses a pr…

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Wearside story: how Mackems took the Paris stage by storm

Forget Alice in Wonderland, try Paris in Sunderland. A new play that is winning rave reviews in Paris has groups of working-class Wearsiders slagging each other off in French.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Musical revue will benefit tornado victims

Arts for Life show will raise funds for Joplin and St. Louis

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STAGE TUBE: Sebastian Bach Wants to Take on the Green Goblin by BroadwayWorld TV

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, Producers features direction by Philip William McKinley The Boy From Oz, original direction by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymo…

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Bernadette Peters Talks First Love and Follies on The View by Broadway.com

It was another Broadway morning for Barbra Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and their co-hosts on The View when they welcomed to their couch “the ultimate Broadway star” Bernadette Peter…

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Chain Reaction

On today’s show: Stanford biologist Nathan Wolfe explains the co-evolution of human beings and viruses. Linda Lavin discusses her role in the family drama “The Lyons.” We’ll take a l…

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Broadway ticket sales boosted by Columbus Day

On the whole, Broadway box offices were strong through the week ending October 9, grossing $19,589,603 total thanks to 205,123 attendees. But for individual productions, the week leading up …

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Ticketmaster inks contracts with 35-plus Canadian venues, promoters

Ticketmaster announced today, October 12, that it has signed ticketing deals with more than 35 Canadian venues, promoters and events in recent weeks. This includes a multi-year renewal with …

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Playwright Katori Hall's Career Takes Off by Mark Kennedy

The playwright confesses that while her career is going great, her personal life is a bit of a mess. In the space of just three days, she's lost her transit card, her debit card and, just …

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Los Angeles Theater Review: IRIS (Cirque du Soliel) by Barnaby Hughes

CIRQUE DU CINEMA When Quebec-based artistic troupe Cirque du Soleil creates a new resident production, they typically design the building to fit the show. Not so with Cirque du Soleil’…

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Los Angeles Theater Review: I’VE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY (The Rude Mechs) by Sarah Taylor Ellis

A WILD WEST PARTY IN CULVER CITY The Rude Mechs’ I’ve Never Been So Happy works overtime to please. This Western extravaganza spills into the Kirk Douglas Theater’s lobby for an intera…

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John Waters: Interviews: Top Five Favorite Quotes From the Cult Film Director's New Interview Collection

​ Hide your kids. Hide your wife. John Waters has escaped from Baltimore. On Friday, Waters will appear at the University of Southern California for a discussion and screening of his…

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Cornerstone Theater member among Fox Foundation honorees by David Ng

One of the founding members of L.A.'s Cornerstone Theater is being honored by the Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group as part of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships. Pe…

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Cornerstone Theater member among Fox Foundation honorees

Peter Howard, who helped found Cornerstone and has performed in many of its productions, is receiving the "distinguished achievement" award from the foundation.Peter Howard, who helped found…

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Groundbreaking Set for New Arts Center in Brooklyn by Robin Pogrebin

The 1918 Strand Theater will be renovated for an 8,000-square-foot complex.

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Shooting Hoops and Rehearsing for ‘Lysistrata Jones’ by Patrick Healy

Rehearsals for Broadway musicals usually unfold in dance studios, but this time actors from “Lysistrata Jones” huddled with the retired N.B.A. star Chris Mullin for a five-day basketball…

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Team StarKid Adds Dates for The Space Tour by Dan Bacalzo

Additional dates have been added for Team StarKid's The Space Tour (StarKid Precarious Auditory Concert Experience), which will launch with a performance at The Michigan Theater in Ann …

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See a Special Invitation to War Horse from NBC News Anchorman Lester Holt by Broadway.com

The Tony-winning Broadway smash War Horse is gearing up for a very special Veteran’s Day performance on November 11, and The Today Show and Nightly News anchor Lester Holt is inviting …

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Central Avenue Breakdown by Robert Windeler

The rich milieu of South Central Los Angeles in the 1940s is well served by the music and overall look of the production, but the acting is uneven, the plot somewhat predictable—or t…

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We in Silence Hear a Whisper by Robert Windeler

A lovely, evocative title, a memorable central performance, strong design credits, plus impassioned advocacy of a worthy cause advance dramatic interest to a point, but don't completely sa…

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Milk and Honey (In Concert) by Jonathan Mandell

Jerry Herman's first Broadway musical,  with a surprisingly varied score and a dated story about Americans finding love in Israel, is given a competent barebones revival by Musicals T…

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Take a 10th Anniversary Backstage Tour With Mamma Mia! Star Jordan Dean by Broadway.com

The hit musical Mamma Mia! is heading toward its 10th Broadway birthday, and Broadway.com asked the show's handsome young leading man Jordan Dean (Sky) to give us the backstage scoop. De…

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Jim Simpson to Direct Reading of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal by Dan Bacalzo

Jim Simpson will direct a reading of popular actor Hamish Linklater's play, The Vandal, to be presented by New York Stage and Film with Barnard College, in the latter's Glicker-Mil…

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Priscilla's Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams Bring Some Broadway Glitz to The Rosie Show by Broadway.com

It's only the first week of Rosie O'Donnell's new OWN gabfest, The Rosie Show, and already the comedian has showed Broadway plenty of love, kicking off the first episode with a m…

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Engine29.org “Pop-up” Lab is Revving Up by LA Stage Alliance

Engine29, another pop-up arts journalism web site, is preparing for a November burst of activity. But don't confuse it with last June's Engine28 website, which also arose out of USC's Annenb…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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I’ve Never Been So Happy: Rude Mechs, 10/8/11 by Sarah Taylor Ellis

I’ve Never Been So Happy: Review for Stage & Cinema

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Theater Review | 'Southern Comfort': ‘Southern Comfort’ at CAP21 Black Box Theater - Review by David Rooney

A respectful adaptation of the 2001 documentary of the same name, “Southern Comfort” chronicles the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual who has ovarian ca…

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STAGE TUBE: CHICAGO Hosts Givenik Charity Night! by BroadwayWorld TV

Last night, October 11, Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO and Givenik.com presented a special performance and post-show reception to benefit the four favorite charities of cu…

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Olympic Medalist and Political Activist John Carlos Salutes Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett at The Mountaintop by Broadway.com

Olympic track star John Carlos made headlines in 1968 after raising his fist to symbolize "black power" while claiming his gold medal at the Mexico City summer games. More than 40 …

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Review: Old Times (Strawdog Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Strawdog has created a well-executed Harold Pinter production, taking us deeply into the interior lives of three characters played by Abigail Boucher, Michaela Petro, and John Henry Roberts.…

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The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter –  http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more i…

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Five Works Featured in Hartford Stage Play Reading Festival

New Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak Stages Two New PlaysDarko Tresnjak, the new artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct two of the five plays which make up the theater’s …

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Gilman connects on tale of lonely ‘Heart’

Playwright Rebecca Gilman grew up in Trussville, Ala., and, although she has lived in the North for many years, the spirit of the South has never really deserted her. So she was the perfect …

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Paul Kent dies at 80

Legit News: Actor-director was key figure in L.A. theater -- Film, television and stage actor-director Paul Kent, a leading figure in the Los Angeles and regional theatrical community for mo…

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Target Margin Will Stage Uncle Vanya and Explore Soviet Jewish Theatre in 2011-12 by Adam Hetrick

Off-Off-Broadway's Target Margin Theater will stage Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and a new company-created work called Listen!, exploring the history of Yiddish and avant-garde t…

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Scott Richard Foster, Antoinette LaVecchia to Star in You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up National Tour by Dan Bacalzo

Scott Richard Foster and Antoinette LaVecchia will star in the national tour of Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn's You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up. The tour will kick-off with an engageme…

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Isherwood's Two Cents on The Threepenny Opera at BAM

Up until last week the famed Berliner Ensemble — the theater company founded by Bertolt Brecht and his wife, the actress Helene Weigel, in 1949 — had never appeared in the United States.…

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Dark and perverse is what these artists do best

Back in the mid-1990s, a lover of the Chicago theatrical fringe could toddle over to the latest production by the European Repertory Company and watch artists such as Yasen Peyankov, Carolyn…

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Peter Hinton leaving NAC English theatre by J. Kelly Nestruck

Artistic director noted for programming NAC’s first season of Canadian plays

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Garrison hears 'Silence'

Legit News: Actor to play Lector in musical spoof -- David Garrison has signed on to play Hannibal Lecter in the latest run of "Silence! The Musical," the "Silence of the Lambs" spoof launch…

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#NEWPLAY EXPERIMENT:@Claireannrice Blogging A Play by Arena Stage

Claire Ann Rice is writing a new play and I want to share it with you as I write it. Over the next few months, I'm going to post a new scene to this blog about every week. I will post the sc…

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CHICAGO Charity Night Party by Givenik

CHICAGO Charity Night Party On Tuesday, October 11th, the hit Broadway musical CHICAGO celebrated Kara DioGuardi's favorite charities: Phoenix House, Malaria No More, Sister Domingas an…

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Memphis National Tour - Telephone Dance by Memphis The Musical

MemphisTelephoneDance From: MemphisTheMusical Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 03:57 More in Entertainment

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Highlights From The Mountaintop Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett

With original music by Grammy winner Branford Marsalis, The Mountaintop stars Samuel L. Jackson as civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Angela Bassett as Camae, a Lorraine M…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: First Look at the New Signature Center! by BroadwayWorld TV

Signature Theatre will open Signature Center, its new, permanent home designed by Frank Gehry, in February 2012. Spanning an entire city block at 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenue, Si…

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Montreal gets Closer by Michael Wheeler

“No one will ever love you as much as I do. Why isn’t love enough?” Tonight is opening night of Closer by Patrick Marber at Espace 4001 in Montreal.

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At the Annoyance, Rahm Emanuel from finger to toe

NINA METZ reviews "F--- You, I Love You, Bye: The Rahm Emanuel Story" at the Annoyance Theater; and "Brand" at Red Tape Theatre.

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Brother and sister at center of an intimate 'Glass Menagerie'

THEATER REVIEW: "The Glass Menagerie" at Oak Park Festival Theatre ★★★ KERRY REID reviews "The Glass Menagerie" at Oak Park Festival Theatre ★★★

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Goodman Theatre Announces Roster for Playwrights' Unit by Dan Bacalzo

Philip Dawkins, Nambi E. Kelley, Elaine Romero, and Martín Zimmerman have been named as the participants in The Goodman Theatre's second annual Playwrights' Unit. This…

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Greenwood by Marc Miller

Tor Hyams' and Adam LeBow's musical about a reunion at a musical theater camp plays by the rules and does everything competently, but without excitement or individuality.

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Mia Yoo Steps Into Ellen Stewart’s Shoes at La MaMa by Jason Zinoman

Mia Yoo, the new artistic director of La MaMa, inherited the post from its colorful founder and longtime leader, Ellen Stewart, who died in January.

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MTC's VENUS IN FUR Begins Previews Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of VENUS IN FUR, the new play by David Ives, directed by Walter Bobbie begins previews tomorrow, October 13 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 261…

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#NEWPLAY FESTIVAL:@ASUTheatreFilm Centennial Play kicks off Oct. 21, 2011 by Arena Stage

The AZ Centennial Plays kicks off Oct. 21, 2011 We asked playwrights across the country to reflect on their views of Arizona in its 100th year of statehood — and to write their impressions…

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George Clooney, Carey Mulligan et al. to Be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards by Andy Propst

Additional awardees have been announced for he 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The event will be held at th…

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Olympia Dukakis, Kevin Kline, Estelle Parsons, et al. to Pay Tribute to Gerald Freedman at Joe's Pub by Dan Bacalzo

Some of Broadway's greatest talents will pay tribute to award-winning director and teacher, Gerald Freedman at Sonnet Repertory Theatre's 10th annual benefit & cabaret at Joe&a…

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Laura Michelle Kelly Leads GODDESS Film; Set for Release Next Summer by BroadwayWorld

As previously reported, MARY POPPINS star Laura Michelle Kelly, who wrapped up her Broadway run playing the beloved nanny on October 9, stars in the upcoming film GODDESS.

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FREUD'S LAST SESSION Announces October Events

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the sellout sensation by Mark St. Germain, will host special post-performance discussions October 13th, 14th, 22nd, 23rd (matinee) and 27th, led by the playwright and t…

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I Send You This Cadmium Red delivers the full spectrum of colours by Robert Everett-Green

Letters between two artists form the text of the performance

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Looking at the List: Shows Opening on Broadway in 2011-2012

A guide to the shows coming to Broadway this season and hoping for Tony Award nominations.

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John Kelly to Reprise Performance in Find My Way Home by Dan Bacalzo

New York Live Arts will present John Kelly in the revival of his Bessie Award-winning work, Find My Way Home, at the Bessie Schönberg Theater, October 22-29. This theatrical dance …

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John Tartaglia Set to Host New 42nd Street Gala, 10/17 by BroadwayWorld

The New 42nd Street Gala on Monday, October 17, 2011, will honor Cheryl Henson, President of The Jim Henson Foundation with the second annual New Victory Arts Award. The annual event, which …

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Clay Aiken, Debbie Gibson to Compete on Celebrity Apprentice by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veterans and pop culture stars Clay Aiken and Debbie Gibson will be among the competitors on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice, according to People.com. Teresa Giudice of Real …

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Review: (Toronto) I send you this Cadmium Red by The Charlebois Post

Julian Richings (photo credit: John Lauener)I am ThankfulSimple is beautiful but never stagnantby Beat RiceI cannot say that I have ever spent a Thanksgiving evening in the theatre. This yea…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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North Shore Music Theatre Announces Cast for Legally Blonde The Musical by Bethany Rickwald

North Shore Music Theatre has announced casting for its production of Legally Blonde The Musical, to run November 1-13. Nick Kenkel will direct and choreograph. Based on the hit movie, the…

Linked From TheaterMania at 03:59PM

STAGE TUBE: Bernadette Peters Talks FOLLIES on THE VIEW! by BroadwayWorld TV

Star of the current Broadway revival of FOLLIES, Bernadette Peters stopped by 'The View' today where she chatted about the show and her upcoming appearance on NBC's SMASH. Click below watch …

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Sirius XM to Reopen Studio 54 for ONE MORE NIGHT, 10/18 by BroadwayWorld

Sirius XM Radio announced that the legendary club Studio 54 will reopen at its original location, for the first time in more than 25 years, for one night only on Tuesday, October 18.

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Lost in Bluebeard's Castle by Thomas Garvey

What's behind Door Number 7? Bluebeard and his bride prepare to find out.When Béla Bartók and librettist Béla Balázs took on the themes of Charles Perrault's "Bluebeard's Castle," they w…

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Chinglish on Broadway (Video 4) by Broadway's Best Shows

Chinglish on Broadway (Video 4) http://broadwaysbestshows.com/show/Chinglish From the producers of August: Osage County comes CHINGLISH, a new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunic…

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Barbra Streisand to be Featured on ELLE Magazine Cover by BroadwayWorld

According to published reports, Barbra Steisand will be honored with the L'Oral Paris Legend Award at Elle's Women in Hollywood celebration. Additional honorees include Viola Davis, Michelle…

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Paul Giamatti, David Greenspan, Taylor Mac, et al. Set for Target Margin Benefit; Season Announced by Dan Bacalzo

Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti will host a benefit for Target Margin Theater at 56 E. 1st Street, on Monday, October 17 beginning at 6pm. The entertainment portion of the evening will b…

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Learning to Speak Chinglish w/ David Henry Hwang (#11)

Chinglish playwright David Henry Hwang once again takes Broadway’s Best Shows backstage for an exclusive look into the rehearsal process.

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Lance Bass, Ryan Kwanten, et al. Set for Broadway in South Africa by Dan Bacalzo

An updated list of participants have been announced for the fourth annual Broadway in South Africa gala, to be held at the Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom on Monday, October 17, at 7:…

Linked From TheaterMania at 03:37PM

Behind the Scenes of Bonnie & Clyde’s Commercial Shoot (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Bonnie & Clyde, the upcoming Broadway production with music by Tony Award nominee Frank Wildhorn (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde) and lyrics by Tony winner Don Black (Sunset Bo…

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#NEWPLAY ASKS: @itsejaygee What's the Future of Theatre? by Arena Stage

E-Jay Gonzales answers What's the Artist of the Future? If you want to share your video on this blog: 1. You can go to youtube.com/​my_webcam 2. Record Your Response with your webcam 3. Ad…

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#NEWPLAY vs #Backintheday by Arena Stage

#Newplay and #Backintheday battle in the ring! Who will be crowned champion??? LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

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#NEWPLAY ASKS: @jgfulton What's the Artist of the Future? by Arena Stage

Jeff Fulton answers What's the Artist of the Future? If you want to share your video on this blog: 1. You can go to youtube.com/​my_webcam 2. Record Your Response with your webcam 3. Add #…

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Chinglish on Broadway (Video 3) by Broadway's Best Shows

Chinglish on Broadway (Video 3) http://broadwaysbestshows.com/show/Chinglish From the producers of August: Osage County comes CHINGLISH, a new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunic…

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Chinglish on Broadway (Video 2) by Broadway's Best Shows

Chinglish on Broadway (Video 2) http://broadwaysbestshows.com/show/Chinglish From the producers of August: Osage County comes CHINGLISH, a new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunic…

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T Magazine: The Look of Karen O's Psycho Rock Opera by Katie Chang

Behind the scenes at "Stop the Virgens," which opens tonight at St. Ann's Warehouse.

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PHOTO FLASH: Patricia Clarkson, Linda Lavin, Adriane Lenox, Zachary Quinto et al. at The Lyons Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Tuesday, October 11, Nicky Silver's The Lyons opened at the Vineyard Theatre. The cast includes Michael Esper, Kate Jennings Grant, Dick Latessa, Linda Lavin, Brenda Pressley, and Gr…

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STAGE TUBE: Stephanie Leigh on Her Long Road to Broadway by BroadwayWorld TV

Direct from the North American tour of MARY POPPINS, Steffanie Leigh made her Broadway debut in the title role last night, October 11 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Olivier Award winner Laura…

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Chinglish on Broadway (Video 1) by Broadway's Best Shows

Chinglish on Broadway (Video 1) http://broadwaysbestshows.com/show/Chinglish From the producers of August: Osage County comes CHINGLISH, a new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunic…

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Space Availability at Stage 773. by Chicago Plays

Stage773 has space! Fully renovated Northside theatre space available for November/December at Stage773. Blackbox space seats 80 and theatre in great location near public transportation come…

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MAMMA MIA: Celebrating 10 years on Broadway!

A look back on the creation and journey of MAMMA MIA from concept to now celebrating its 10th year on Broadway.

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Laura Michelle Kelly to Play Housewife-Turned-Musical Superstar in New Film Goddess by Broadway.com

Mary Poppins veteran Laura Michelle Kelly will star in the upcoming Australian movie musical, Goddess, according the The Hollywood Reporter. Kelly will play an isolated housewife who becomes…

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Bernadette Peters takes a little liberty with the lyrics by Sarah B. Roberts

Yesterday, Bernadette Peters visited The View.  She's currently starring in Follies  and not only does she explain the plot, but delightfully she takes a little liberty with S…

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Haunted House Supplies Needed

Alhambra High School Theatre is producing a wicked haunted house, and they need your help! If you have any of the following items, please contact Emily Coalson: emilycoalson@gmail.com syring…

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Seminar's Jerry O'Connell Will Co-Host "Live! With Regis and Kelly" Oct. 13 by Michael Gioia

Film and television star Jerry O'Connell, now in rehearsals to make his Broadway debut in the world premiere of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, will co-host "Live! With Regis and Kelly&q…

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Company Membership Auditions at Towne Street Theatre

The Award-winning and critically acclaimed Towne Street Theatre,  now in its 18th year, is looking to expand their core family of artists… Their mission is creating and affecting soci…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway's Studio 54 Will Reopen for One Night Only Nightclub Event by Michael Gioia

Studio 54, the famed nightclub that was transformed into a Broadway house for Roundabout Theatre Company, will recreate the iconic '70s nightlife scene when the club reopens for a One Ni…

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NY1 Theater Review: "Man And Boy"

NY1 Theater Review: "Man And Boy"

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Bobby Baker's Mad Gyms and Kitchen – review by Lyn Gardner

Bradbury Studios, LondonMad has always been the word for performance artist Bobby Baker, and she would be the first to say it – and she has, in a string of shows as well as the extraordina…

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Family Business – review by Michael Billington

Palace, WatfordAs a playwright, Julian Mitchell is part of a vanishing breed: the fastidious craftsman who knows how to explore ideas while generating suspense. And I certainly enjoyed Mitch…

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Broadway Green Alliance E-Waste Collection by The Broadway League

Broadway Green Alliance E-Waste Collection On Wednesday October 12th, the Broadway Green Alliance teamed up with WeRecycle! to host an electronic waste drive in Times Square. E-waste, or el…

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Hesitations: Fumbling Through the Haze of a Society in Transformation by Jeremy M. Barker

Choreographer Wang Yuanyuan, whose "Haze" comes to BAM this month, talks about making contemporary dance in China

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Meet "Bring It On: The Musical"'s Newest Squad by Playbill Video

Meet "Bring It On: The Musical"'s Newest Squad http://www.playbill.com/video "Bring It On", a new pop-rock musical from Tony winners Jeff Whitty ("Avenue Q"…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Hot Patootie!" Backstage at the Old Globe's Rocky Horror Show With Sydney James Harcourt by Matthew Blank

Sydney James Harcourt, who takes on the role of Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show at the Old Globe, takes Playbill.com on a backstage tour of the San Diego theatre.

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Steffanie Leigh’s Journey to Mary Poppins on Broadway (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Steffanie Leigh stepped into the title role of Broadway’s Mary Poppins Oct. 11, marking her Broadway debut. After traveling around the world as the practically perfect nanny in the Nor…

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ROMEO AND JULIET Gets a Futuristic Adaptation by BroadwayWorld

It's one of the most well-known stories of all time, and according to USA Today, Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' is getting yet another make-over. Comic book legend Stan Lee is busy recreat…

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Feeling blu at Company of Angels by Julio Martinez

Virginia Grise started writing in between the classes she taught at a Texas middle school. Then she decided to concentrate on the writing in a move to LA. In her blu, at Company of Angels, c…

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Bill Irwin, John Tartaglia and Joey Arias to Perform at New Victory Arts Award Gala by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Bill Irwin, Tony nominee John Tartaglia and Joey Arias will celebrate Cheryl Henson during the New 42nd Street's second annual New Victory Arts Award gala Oct. 17 at th…

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A Preview of Broadway's Singing Outlaws "Bonnie & Clyde" by Playbill Video

Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes are "Bonnie & Clyde", outlaws and leaders of the Barrow Gang, in the new Frank Wildhorn, Don Black and Ivan Menchell musical coming to Broadway this November. A…

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Announcing BWW DB Pro BETA - Now Theatre Professionals Can Add & Manage Their Profiles on BroadwayWorld! by BroadwayWorld

We are very excited to unveil the new BroadwayWorld DB Pro - BETA, our new service that will let theatre professionals add themselves to the BWW International Theatre Database, addupdate cre…

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MTC’s “Venus in Fur” Begins Previews Tomorrow by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of VENUS IN FUR, the new play by David Ives, directed by Walter Bobbie begins previews tomorrow, October 13 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre…

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Another GOP Myth Debunked by Don Hall

Jeesh!The Grand Old Party cannot get a break!First, the absolute destruction of the dying idea of Trickle Down Economics (turns out if you give the Wealthy tax breaks, they keep the money in…

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Maria Dizzia and John Douglas Thompson Are Fox Foundation Fellows by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Maria Dizzia and John Douglas Thompson are among the recipients of the Fox Foundation's 2011 Resident Actor Fellowships.

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Reflecting on Americanness by Jenn

originally posted at the DCA Theater's blog on 10/11/11 When Coya Paz and Halcyon Theatre started working together to create The Americans a year and a half ago, I joined as A…

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The Americans by Jenn

originally posted at the DCA Theater's blog on 10/11/11 When Coya Paz and Halcyon Theatre started working together to create The Americans a year and a half ago, I joined as Assistant Dir…

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Warning: UK Theatres Could Be In Danger Of Redevlopment

"Government planning proposals would put theatres at risk of being redeveloped into commercial properties if the scheme is implemented, Arts Council England has warned."...

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Tyne Daly Will Kick Off McCarter's Cabaret Series; Season to Include Christine Ebersole, Florence Henderson by Michael Gioia

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly will open the McCarter Theatre's 2011-12 cabaret series Oct. 22 at 7:30 PM.

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The Rocky Horror Show Preview 2 by The Old Globe

The Rocky Horror Show Preview 2 RICHARD O'BRIEN'S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien Live on Stage from Sept. 15 -- Nov. 6, 2011 at The Old Globe i…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Performs on “The Rosie Show” Tomorrow Night 10/13 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The Tony Award® winning smash hit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, produced by “The Divine Miss M”  Bette Midler, will be the first Broadway musical to perform during the premiere week o…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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PLUG: OMG ISHERWOOD by CultureFuture

If you'd have told me this morning that my biggest laugh today would be a tumblr that combines Charles Isherwood and yogurt, I would have just been confused. (h/t Matthew Freeman)

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The Lyons by Theasy.com

Vineyard Theatre, Off Broadway By Molly Marinik BOTTOM LINE: A biting dark comedy about a cruel family coming to blows. Filter-less is one way to describe Rita Lyons (Linda Lavin), …

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Life Interrupted: Rachid Ouramdane Explores the Experience of Trauma by Jeremy M. Barker

"Ordinary Witnesses," the first of two at NYLA, uses interviews with torture survivors to explore the human capacity to survive

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Joey Arias, Bill Irwin, John Tartaglia et al. Set for New 42nd Street Gala by Dan Bacalzo

John Tartaglia will host The New 42nd Street Gala at the at the New Victory on Monday, October 17, at 7pm. As previously reported, Jim Henson Foundation President Cheryl Henson will receive …

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John Lithgow to Host National Book Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner John Lithgow will host the ceremony for the National Book Awards, to be held in Manhattan on Wednesday, November 16. Awards will be presented in the categories of fiction,…

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STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Sings 'The Way We Were' by BroadwayWorld TV

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel has a diverse career on stage and in film, television, and music. In 2009 Ms. Menzel co- starred with Josh Groban in the concert version of Chess The Musical, …

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Jerry O'Connell to Co-Host October 13 Live! with Regis and Kelly by Dan Bacalzo

Jerry O'Connell, who is making his Broadway debut this season in Seminar, will co-host the October 13 episode of Live! with Regis and Kelly. The actor, who will be filling in for host …

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Ben Stiller to Star in RentaGhost Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen veteran Ben Stiller will star in the film RentaGhost, according to Variety. The script, to be written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, will be based on the 1970s BBC…

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Photo Flash: MEMPHIS National Tour Visits Graceland by BroadwayWorld

Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score David Bryan and Joe DiPietro, Best Book Joe DiPietro, and Best Orchestrations David Bryan a…

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Tyne Daly to Open McCarter Theatre Cabaret Series, 10/22 by BroadwayWorld

McCarter Theatre is thrilled to welcome back Emmy and Tony Award winner Tyne Daly to open its 2011-2012 Cabaret Series on Saturday, October 22 at 730 p.m.

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Lyricist David Zippel Recalls "City of Angels" Beginning

Goodspeed Opera House Revives Musical ComedyDavid Zippel famously remarked that as the lyricist of “City of Angels,” he was “the only person in the room whom I’ve …

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Chekhov and local premieres in Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre lineup

Anton Chekhov is the man of the hour in Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre's 2012 season, which features lower-price ticket options and a handful of first-time Pittsburgh productions, incl…

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News: Peter Hinton Stepping down as head of NAC English Theatre by The Charlebois Post

(submitted by Ottawa editor Natasha Gauthier)NAC press release:Peter Hinton to step down as the NAC’s Artistic Director of English Theatre after…

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Happy 10th Anniversary, MAMMA MIA! Broadway by Mamma Mia

Happy 10th Anniversary, MAMMA MIA! Broadway The London company of MAMMA MIA! joined in on the celebration and congratulated the Broadway production on 10 fABBAlous years on Broadway. For m…

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PHOTO CALL: Broadway Welcomes New Mary Poppins, Steffanie Leigh by Matthew Blank

Broadway got a new nanny beginning on Oct. 11 when Steffanie Leigh flew into the New Amsterdam Theatre to play Mary Poppins. Coming in from the North American tour, she is making her Broadwa…

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Roméo et Juliette, Opéra de Marseille

Patrizia Ciofi's veiled soprano tone may be a matter of taste but her splendid tuning, secure high notes and sheer doggedness once again bring the house down.

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Charles Busch to Present at M. Edgar Rosenblum Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Playwright/actor Charles Busch will be among the presenters at the M. Edgar Rosenblum Awards, to be held at Irondale Center on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm. The PigPen Theater Company will…

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The Civilians' Let Me Ascertain You: Occupy Wall Street to Play Joe's Pub by Brian Scott Lipton

The Civilians will present Let Me Ascertain You: Occupy Wall Street at Joe's Pub on Friday, October 28 at 7:30pm. The cabaret evening, which features monologues and songs by Michael Fr…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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News: DV8 Return to NT to Explore Multiculturalism & Islam in 2012

Acclaimed physical theatre company DV8 will return to the National Theatre next year, bringing director Lloyd Newson's new work about freedom of speech, Islam and multiculturalism, Can We Ta…

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Mia Barron, Jason Ritter, Mandy Siegfried, André Sogliuzzo Set for L.A. Theatre Works' Completeness by Dan Bacalzo

Mia Barron and André Sogliuzzo will join the previously reported Jason Ritter and Mandy Siegfried in L.A. Theatre Works production of Itamar Moses' Completeness, to run Octob…

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Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell: cover to cover at Islington Museum – in pictures

See the highlights of Malicious Damage, a collection of library dust jackets defaced by playwright Joe Orton and his boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell, on display in Islington

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Erich Bergen, Amanda McBroom et al. to Join Jonathan Brielle for "I Saw Broadway" at Trattoria Dopo Teatro by Dan Bacalzo

Erich Bergen, Wendy Fox, Jeremiah James, and Amanda McBroom will be the initial guests for the new twice monthly series "I Saw Broadway" at Trattoria Dopo Teatro: Jonathan Brielle …

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Bernadette Peters, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Visit "The View" (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Bernadette Peters, who can currently be seen in the Broadway revival of Follies, and Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, who star opposite each other in The Mountaintop, visited the ladies…

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Chris Lemmon Remembers Father Jack Lemmon in Twist of Lemmon Stage Show in NYC by Kenneth Jones

Actor-writer Chris Lemmon, son of Hollywood star Jack Lemmon, will perform a new one-man-show, Twist of Lemmon: A Musical Memoir, at 7 PM Oct. 14 at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan.

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Richard McCabe, Star of London's Yes, Prime Minister, on His Newfound Sympathy for Politicians by Matt Wolf

Bill McCabe uses Richard as his professional first name, since there was already a Bill McCabe in Equity, the actors’ union. But there is only one Scottish-born actor, now 51, who has …

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Charles Busch Will Be Katharine Hepburn in Staged Reading of Tea at Five by Andrew Gans

Four Things Productions will present a one-night-only staged reading of Matthew Lombardo's one-woman show, Tea at Five, starring playwright-actor Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Ta…

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Watch Idina Menzel Wax Dramatic about Glee and Wail ‘The Way We Were’ on British TV by Broadway.com

As she got ready to headline her first concert at famed London venue Royal Albert Hall on October 6, Idina Menzel treated British TV audiences to a preview on morning show This Week. Before …

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PHOTO CALL: Kara DioGuardi and Chicago Co-Stars Give Back to Charity by Matthew Blank and Joseph Marzullo

On Oct. 10, the Broadway musical Chicago and Givenik.com presented a special performance and reception to benefit Kara DioGuardi's four favorite charities.

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Join the Opening Night Family Gathering of The Lyons, With Linda Lavin & Co. by Broadway.com

The family reunion on stage in Nicky Silver's new play, The Lyons, might not be the happiest of gatherings, but the show's cast was in high spirits on October 11, as they celebrated …

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Francesca McGrory Is Freckleface Strawberry in NYC Return of Kids' Musical by Kenneth Jones

The cast for the New York City return of Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical on Nov. 8 will include newcomer Francesca McGrory as Strawberry along with Sarah Haines, Bridget Riley, Welsey Tu…

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Manhattan Theatre Club's WE LIVE HERE Opens Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of WE LIVE HERE, the new play by Zoe Kazan, directed by Sam Gold opens Wednesday, October 12 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I 131 West 55th St…

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Photos: Lumley & Lindsay Prepare Nunn's Lion in Winter

The latest Trevor Nunn production in his residency as artistic director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket sees Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley star in James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter.…

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West Side Story to Return to Movie Theaters on November 9 by Brian Scott Lipton

NCM Fathom and Turner Classic Movies will re-release the Oscar-winning film adaptation of West Side Story in over 400 movie theaters on Wednesday, November 9. A modern retelling of Shakespe…

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Forbes March to Star in Barefoot Theatre Company's Verse Chorus Verse by Dan Bacalzo

Daytime drama actor Forbes March will be featured in the New York premiere of Randall Colburn's Verse Chorus Verse, to be presented at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre, October 28-Novembe…

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Charles Busch Set to Lead TEA AT FIVE Reading, 11/28 by BroadwayWorld

Four Things Productions announced today a special one-night-only staged reading of Matthew Lombardo's High, Looped one-woman show, Tea at Five, starring the one and only Charles Busch The Di…

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Letting your freak flag fly by Adam Thurman

They like their flags in New Orleans. That's one of the things I observed walking down Bourbon Street. It's like most things in life. It's a street filled with choices. I lost count of the n…

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Less is More at Subliminal Projects by Pauline Adamek

Subliminal Projects presents Less is More, an important group exhibition of minimalist works by artists Clytie Alexander, Edith Baumann, Jow, Larry Bell, Scot Heywood, Sol LeWitt, Bertil Pet…

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Chess the Musical with James Fox by Mirvish Productions

Chess the Musical with James Fox From: mirvishproductions Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:33 More in Entertainment

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Yorkshire pride: why theatre works better in Leeds

Small in scale but big on ambition, the city unites local theatre groups and helps them become part of its fabric. It's time this happened elsewhereI moved to Leeds eight months ago after wo…

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"The Who's Tommy" at St. Louis' Stray Dog Theatre by Richard Green

Justin Been and Gary F. Bell's big new musical is a marvel of precision, charm, beauty and tendernessterms you don't usually associate with the topic of "rock opera." But forty-two years af…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Rewrites Are Done, Man!I'm sorry. I'm a child of the 80's and I can't help it when lines from cheesy 80's movies pop into my head. Usually it's because they epitomize the feeling I'm hav…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Interview with David Caldwell- ( Forbidden Broadway, Gotta Get A Girl, Madame X and More!) by Corine Cohen

JavaScript is disabled!To display this content, you need a JavaScript capable browser.Adobe Flash Player not installed or older than 9.0.115! Video shot and edited by Corine Cohen Shot on …

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Charles Busch To Play Kate Kepburn in "Tea at Five"

Charles Busch will play Kate Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo 's solo show, "Tea at Five" for a   special one-night-only staged reading Monday, Nov. 28 at off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel T…

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Chris Lemmon to Present Musical Memoir About Father Jack Lemmon by Dan Bacalzo

Chris Lemmon will perform his new one-man-show, Twist of Lemmon: A Musical Memoir at New York's Metropolitan Room on Friday, October 14 at 7pm. In the piece, Lemmon will share memories…

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STAGE TUBE: Anne Hathaway Sings with Joseph Gordon-Levitt by BroadwayWorld TV

In addition to hosting this year's Oscars and being set to appear in the upcoming Batman The Dark Night sequel, Anne Hathaway's film credits include 'The Princess Diaries,' 'Brokeback Mounta…

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PHOTO CALL: Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley Rehearse West End Lion in Winter by Matthew Blank and Jackie Jacobson

Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley star in Trevor Nunn's new West End production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, due to begin performances Nov. 5 at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket…

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Tituss Burgess, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Aaron Lazar Set for Living For Today: First Name Basis by Michael Gioia

The fourth annual Living For Today concert, entitled First Name Basis and hosted by Chris Blisset, will be held Oct. 17 at 7 PM at Joe's Pub.

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Charles Busch to Star in Benefit Reading of Tea at Five by Brian Scott Lipton

Award winning actor and playwright Charles Busch will play Katharine Hepburn in a special one-night-only staged reading of Matthew Lombardo's one-woman show, Tea at Five, on Monday, Nov…

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STAGE TUBE: Samuel L. Jackson on THE MOUNTAINTOP, Twitter, and More! by BroadwayWorld TV

The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson DR. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Angela Bassett, directed by the Tony-nominated Kenny Leon Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, will open officially tomorr…

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PHOTO CALL: Colman Domingo, Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Quinto and More Celebrate The Lyons Opening Night by Matthew Blank

Nicky Silver conjures a fractured family — The Lyons — in his new play that opened Oct. 11 following previews from Sept. 22 at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre.

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Charles Bush Will Be Katharine Hepburn in Staged Reading of Tea at Five by Andrew Gans

Four Things Productions will present a one-night-only staged reading of Matthew Lombardo's one-woman show, Tea at Five, starring playwright-actor Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Ta…

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Let's Hear It for the Newsboys of Newsies

As the world-premiere engagement of the stage version of Disney's Newsies plays its final week at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, to Oct. 16, cast member Ryan Breslin plays Playbill corr…

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George Clooney, Carey Mulliganm et al. to Be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards by Andy Propst

Additional awardees have been announced for he 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The event will be held at th…

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

The Argument – Interrobang Theatre Project at the Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western Ave., is offering $10 industry tickets Thursday – Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. through November 6.…

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Joshua Henry, Jeremy Gumbs, Cheryl Alexander Will Take Part in Free Performances of A Good Man by Michael Gioia

The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present A Good Man, based on the novel of the same name by Jefferson Young, for three performances only, beginning Nov. 3 at the Snapple Theatre.

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Photo Flash: T.R. Knight Guest Stars in Upcoming 'Law & Order: SVU' by BroadwayWorld

T.R. Knight guest stars in this Saturday night's Law and Order SVU in an episode called Double Strands. The episode airs on NBC Saturday, October 15 at 1000 pm ET.

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Interview with Director Leigh Silverman of Chinglish

I have always believed that language is actually a character in this play. One of my challenges as a director on top of directing a play that doesn’t take place in my native language &…

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Behind the Scenes at the LYSISTRATA JONES Commercial Shoot! (VIDEO)

Exclusive look behind the scenes at the LYSISTRATA JONES commercial shoot.

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GODSPELL Will Have Broadway's First-Ever Post-Show Stage Door Lottery

GODSPELL will be the first show in Broadway history to also offer a post-show stage door lottery for an exclusive chance to go behind the scenes!

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Behind the Scenes at the Royal Albert Hall (VIDEO)

Exclusive footage behind-the-scenes at the Royal Albert Hall, as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh, Gillian Lynne and cast members including Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo prepare f…

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Lark Play Development Center to Honor Katori Hall, 10/11 (VIDEO)

The Lark Play Development Center will host a special event on October 11th celebrating playwright Katori Hall on her Broadway debut with The Mountaintop.

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Broadway Guanxi: The Story of CHINGLISH PART THREE: Chinglish in Chicago

The cast and creative team behind Chinglish tell us the story of Chinglish and how their guanxi developed Chinglish into a Broadway show.

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Learning to Speak Chinglish w/ David Henry Hwang (#10)

Chinglish playwright David Henry Hwang once again takes Broadway’s Best Shows backstage for an exclusive look into the rehearsal process.

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THE GERSHWINS PORGY AND BESS Reveals Broadway Artwork (PHOTOS)

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess features internationally renowned stars Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy, and David Alan Grier as Sporting Life. A.R.T. Artistic Director and T…

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Learning to Speak Chinglish w/ David Henry Hwang (#9)

Chinglish playwright David Henry Hwang once again takes Broadway’s Best Shows backstage for an exclusive look into the rehearsal process.

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How Well Do You Speak CHINGLISH? (VIDEO)

How Well Do You Speak CHINGLISH?

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Karen Ziemba, Adam Monley, Jennifer Cody, Heather Parcells, John Scherer Cast in Riverside's Boeing by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will portray Gretchen, the German fiancée, in Riverside Theatre's upcoming production of Boeing Boeing, which will play the Stark Stage in Vero Beac…

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Karen Mason and Adam Pelty Complete Cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical! by Adam Hetrick

Wonderland's Karen Mason has joined the cast of the national tour of A Christmas Story, The Musical!, which will begin performances Nov. 8 in Hershey, PA.

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John Bolton, Karen Mason, Gene Wygandt, et al. Set for A Christmas Story by Andy Propst

Complete casting has been announced for the 2011 holiday tour of A Christmas Story, The Musical!.As previously announced, John Rando will direct the production, which will have choreography …

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STAGE TUBE: Inside the BONNIE & CLYDE Commerical Shoot! by BroadwayWorld TV

BONNIE amp CLYDE will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, beginning previews on Friday, November 4th and opening on Thursday, December 1st. In the video below, go inside the recent commer…

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Host Panel on October 15 by Chicago Plays

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) will host to a panel of distinguished speakers that includes Tony Award-winning director Anna Shapiro and platinum-selling recording artist Matt Nathanson f…

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Space Availability at Gorilla Tango Theatre by Chicago Plays

Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago (Bucktown) - easily accessible by “L” or bus, ample street parking available – has space available in December and going forward into 2012! Basic marke…

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Karen Mason added to 'Christmas Story'

Karen Mason, the Broadway actress with much history in Chicago, is to headline the upcoming Chicago-based tour of "A Christmas Story: The Musical!," it was announced Wednesday. Mason will pl…

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Photo Flash: Joanna Lumley, Robert Lindsay in Rehearsal for THE LION IN WINTER by BroadwayWorld

Trevor Nunn's production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, produced by the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company, runs from 5 November 2011 - 28 January 2012, with press night on 15 November …

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Who's producing that show? Read these articles and you'd never know. by Ken Davenport

Allow me to present three articles, from three of our major online trade sites: The announcement of the opening of the Lysistrata Jones box office on Playbill. The Porgy and Bess limited run…

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Watch The Mountaintop's Samuel L. Jackson Join Twitter and Play Home Run Derby on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon by Broadway.com

When Samuel L. Jackson stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 11 to promote his Broadway play The Mountaintop, the Oscar nominee decided to get with the times and activate his Tw…

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Signature's Concert of Sondheim's Saturday Night to Feature Geoff Packard, Susan Derry, Eleasha Gamble by Kenneth Jones

The Tony Award-honored Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, announced casting for its concert presentation of the early Stephen Sondheim musical, Saturday Night, to play four performances Oct…

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Mia Barron and André Sogliuzzo Join Cast of LATW's Completeness by Adam Hetrick

Mia Barron and André Sogliuzzo have joined the L.A. Theatre Works production of Itamar Moses' Completeness, which will begin performances Oct. 20 at UCLA's James Bridges Theat…

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Karen Mason Joins A CHRISTMAS STORY Tour; Full Cast Announced! by BroadwayWorld

The producers of A Christmas Story, The Musical have announced complete casting for the 2011 holiday season tour. Broadway favorite Karen Mason Wonderland, Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard will p…

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Over 1 Million Viewers Catch Premiere of "The Rosie Show" by Andrew Gans and Michael Giola

The new Oprah Winfrey Network series "The Rosie Show," with talk-show host and Broadway veteran Rosie O'Donnell, debuted Oct. 10 to 497,000 viewers on the fledgling network, ac…

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Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Talk THE MOUNTAINTOP on THE VIEW (VIDEO)

The Mountaintop, starring Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Angela Bassett, comes straight off its highly-acclaimed London run for a limited Broadway engagement. In this vi…

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Eleasha Gamble, Geoff Packard, et al. Set for Signature Theatre's Saturday Night Concerts by Andy Propst

Signature Theatre has announced casting for Saturday Night, which will be offered in two concert performances on Saturday, October 30 at 2pm and 8pm. Matthew Gardiner will direct. With mus…

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Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin, Dick Latessa et al. Open THE LYONS at the Vineyard Theatre! by Walter McBride

Vineyard Theatre opened the world-premiere production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS, starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, last night, October 11. The production, which was originally s…

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Photo Coverage: Stars Celebrate THE LYONS Opening at the Vineyard - Theatre Arrivals! by Walter McBride

Vineyard Theatre opened the world-premiere production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS, starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, last night, October 11. The production, which was originally s…

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Oscar-Winning West Side Story Film Will Return to Theatres for One Night Only by Adam Hetrick

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the film adaptation of West Side Story, NCM Fathom and Turner Classic Movies will re-release the film in movie theatres nationwide Nov. 9 for one ni…

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The Lyons by StageGrade

Are critics roaring about Nicky Silver's "The Lyons"?

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Kelly Felthous Will Be Legally Blonde at North Shore; Casting Announced by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for the North Shore Music Theatre's upcoming production of Legally Blonde The Musical, which begins performances Nov. 1 at the Massachusetts venue.

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Notes From Rwanda by Admin

(Video of the Centre x Centre Festival 2011) By Erik Ehn, Playwright, Head of Playwriting, Brown University TAPS Department and recipient of a Global Connections In the Lab grant Following …

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Signature Theatre to Feature SATURDAY NIGHT Concert, 10/29-30 by BroadwayWorld

For its 22nd season, Signature Theatre is celebrating their signature composer Stephen Sondheim by presenting his very first musical, Saturday Night 1953 as a concert event for four performa…

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Hampstead Theatre Announces Casting for Beasts and Beauties by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for Beasts and Beauties, to run December 1-January 7 at the Hampstead Theatre. Melly Still will direct. The show is Still and Tim Supple's dramatization of …

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Offer: Newton, Goodman-Hill and Calf in Dorfman's Maiden: Programme + Q & A.

Thandie Newton, Tom Goodman Hill and Anthony Calf star in Ariel Dorfman's Olivier award winning play DEATH AND THE MAIDEN. Come on our hosted Whatsonstage.com Outing on 2 November and get …

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Review: Clint Holmes: Remembering Bobby Short by Frank Scheck

The popular singer's new show at the Cafe Carlyle proves to be a fitting and extremely entertaining tribute to the late, great performer.

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Aaron Lazar, Stephanie Umoh, Max von Essen, et al. Set for First Name Basis Benefit Concert by Andy Propst

An updated list of talent has been announced for Living for Today's First Name Basis concert, a benefit for The Gilana Shira Alpert Fund to be offered at Joe's Pub on October 17. C…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Jo Caird: Is it Madness to Launch a Theatre in a Recession?

Last week saw the launch of the Brixton Empire, a new theatre space in the converted St Matthew's Church in the heart of Brixton town centre. Any ravers among you will recognise the venue as…

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Ben Vereen to Talk About Career at Fairfield Event

Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen will participate in an “Actors’ Studio”-style event Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart Unive…

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Tituss Burgess, Stephen Spinella, Aaron Lazar Added To LIVING FOR TODAY by BroadwayWorld

The complete cast has been announced for the fourth annual concert series of LIVING FOR TODAY, with musical direction by Nate Patten, and direction by David Alpert.

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Photo Flash: NBC's 'Parks & Recreation's Pawnee Rangers Episode by BroadwayWorld

NBC's Parks and Recreation goes into the wilderness for its October 13th episode entitled Pawnee Rangers. The show airs at 830 pm ET.

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PHOTO FLASH: Kara DioGuardi, Amra-Faye Wright, et al. at Chicago Benefit Performance by Andy Propst

The Broadway company of Chicago, gave a special benefit performance at the Ambassador Theatre on Tuesday, October 11 at 8pm, which was followed by a reception at E&E Grill House. Prese…

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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi and CHICAGO Lend Support to Givenik.com by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Last night, October 11, Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO and Givenik.com presented a special performance and post-show reception to benefit the four favorite charities of cu…

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Jon Robin Baitz's Acclaimed Other Desert Cities Begins Broadway Previews by Broadway.com

The wait is over: Jon Robin Baitz’s acclaimed play Other Desert Cities will play its first Broadway preview on October 12 at the Booth Theatre. Original off-Broadway stars Stockard Cha…

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"Theater Talk" Season Preview to Feature Michael Musto, Jesse Green, Patrick Pacheco by Andrew Gans

"Theater Talk," the PBS talk show that spotlights the theatre scene, will offer its Fall Season Preview Oct. 14 at 1:30 AM on WNET/13.

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PHOTO FLASH: Steffanie Leigh Joins Broadway's Mary Poppins by Andy Propst

Steffanie Leigh assumed the title role in Broadway's Mary Poppins, playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre, on October 11. The company also features Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee as Bert,…

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Aaron Lazar, Stephanie Unoh, Max von Essen, et al. Set for First Name Basis Benefit Concert by Andy Propst

An updated list of talent has been announced for Living for Today's First Name Basis concert, a benefit for The Gilana Shira Alpert Fund to be offered at Joe's Pub on October 17. C…

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Great news! The Jaume Plensa is staying at MIT by Thomas Garvey

Sometimes, wishes do come true. Only days ago, I discovered the new Jaume Plensa sculpture on the MIT grounds (above and at left, with frequent Hub Review contributor Ian Thal getting lost …

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Interview with Philip George.

JavaScript is disabled!To display this content, you need a JavaScript capable browser.Adobe Flash Player not installed or older than 9.0.115! Corine Cohen chatted with Director/Writer Phili…

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BONNIE AND CLYDE Sneak Peek! by The Broadway League

We got a sneak peek at a rehearsal of the new musical "Bonnie and Clyde", which comes to Broadway this fall at the Gerald Schoenfeld theatre. Special behind-the-scenes fo…

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Photo Coverage: Steffanie Leigh Makes Broadway Debut as the Newest MARY POPPINS! by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Direct from the North American tour of MARY POPPINS, Steffanie Leigh made her Broadway debut in the title role last night, October 11 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Olivier Award winner Laura…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:29AM

30 DAYS OF NYMF: Day 29 Huckleberry Haywood by Isaac Robert Hurwitz

Day 29 Huckleberry Haywood

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Harrigan and Hart Tribute Tomorrow Night! by Trav S. D.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the great Ned Harrigan, one of the unjustly neglected giants of the American Theatre. To celebrate his life and work (and that of his pe…

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Blog: Jo Caird: Is it Madness to Launch a Theatre in a Recession?

Last week saw the launch of the Brixton Empire, a new theatre space in the converted St Matthew's Church in the heart of Brixton town centre. Any ravers among you will recognise the venue as…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 09:16AM

Review: The Lyons

Nicky Silver's The Lyons is the newest entry into a genre that can only be described as "wealthy white people being mean to one another." While superbly acted by the six-member company, slic…

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Interview with Miriam Felton-Dansky, Sarah Sakaan about Alice, or the Scottish Gravediggers

Miriam Felton-Dansky is a DFA candidate in the dramaturgy and dramatic criticism department at the Yale School of Drama, and an associate editor of Theater magazine. She is a founding member…

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Review: Hospital City

Two sisters, the ugly sisters, the ones who didn't get the prince--what happens to them after Cinderella disappears into the sunset with her prize? In the drug-and-sex-imagery-addled world o…

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Connecticut Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty" To Play Stamford, Hartford

Starring Oksana Maslova, ABT's Charles AskegardConnecticut Ballet opens its 30th anniversary season with “The Sleeping Beauty” at two venues around the state starting later th…

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Harold Pinter by George Hunka

Harold Pinter (1930-2008) might be said to have domesticated Samuel Beckett‘s more metaphysical concerns by moving them from an abstract setting into the sitting- and living-rooms of h…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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A Broadway Top 40 by Ken Davenport

Every week, Ryan Seacrest counts down the Top 40, in a tradition handed to him by the shaggy-voiced Casey Casem. It's a weekly "hit-list" that I listened to as a kid, and millions more list…

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Why theatre should be short and tweet

In our fast, impatient, bite-size world of iPads and Twitter, surely this should be the era of the short playThe short story is a virtuoso form – think of it as the brilliant friend at a d…

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"Side by Side by Susan Blackwell" - 2011 Broadway Flea Market w/ Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff by Broadway.com

Plenty of Broadway stars were on hand at the 25th annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market and Grand Auction, including Broadway.com's own Susan Blackwell, who made the scene wit…

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Surprising take on 'Little Shop of Horrors' is another hit for ReVision by Peter Filichia

Michael Linden and Rhiannon Hansen in ReVision Theatre’s revival of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Michael Linden and Rhiannon Hansen in ReVision Theatre’s revival of “Little S…

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Sister Lives - Backstage at "Sister Act" with Sarah Bolt: Episode 8 of 8 by Broadway.com

The eighth and (sigh!) final episode of Sister Lives: Backstage at 'Sister Act' with Sarah Bolt has arrived, and while we're bummed to see the last of our wonderful video blogger, she sends …

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Review: Kvetch – An American Play About Anxiety by Eleanor Turney

There is nothing funnier than other people’s suffering, so they say, and this bittersweet comedy from Steven Berkoff certainly capitalises on that. Following the mundane ups and downs …

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"Wicked" Women Coming to Fairfield

Featuring Dee Roscioli, Who Played Elphaba at the BushnellDee Roscioli, who recently played Elphaba in the touring production of “Wicked” (which played the Bushnell) will be i…

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ANONYMOUS Character Card #3- Rafe Spall as William Shakespeare by BroadwayWorld

William ShakespearePlayed by Rafe SpallCharacter BioDespite being credited with writing 37 plays, 154 sonnets and several epic poems and being the most performed playwright of all time, no d…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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"The Lyons" Can't Roar Cause It's Toothless by Jan Simpson

People see plays for all kinds of reasons.  I was excited about The Lyons because I wanted to see what made Linda Lavin turn down chances to reprise her terrific performances in two hig…

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Saved at the Lyric: Get a ticket and programme deal for £50

Artistic director Sean Holmes stages Edward Bond's Saved at the Lyric in Hammersmith. Extra members can get two tickets and a programme for £50 (normally £63.50)Saved, now running at the L…

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Talk About a Brechtian Bark by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Michael Feingold, on Robert Wilson's Threepenny:Although the installation-like works of his creative years, long since past, employ live performers and move through time, Wilson has never re…

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Spotlight On: Pegasus Theatre, Oxford by Jack Blumenau

Jack Blumenau shines a spotlight on Pegasus Theatre in Oxford to discover more about their arts provision for young people and thriving theatre programme.

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OTHER DESERT CITIES Begins Performances at the Booth Theatre Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Jon Robin Baitz's OTHER DESERT CITIES will be playing at The Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street beginning Wednesday, October 12 at 8 pm. Opening night is Thursday, November 3, at 645 pm.Th…

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Review: Truth and Reconciliation. by Rebecca Felgate

The play presents the anguish and isolation of areas of historical conflict: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bosnia, Rwanda and Northern Ireland. For me, the performance began as I was finding my w…

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Filskit Blog: Money, Money, Money! by Filskit Theatre

Anyone who reads the newspapers knows that it’s money and not love that makes the world go round. If you hadn’t already heard, we are experiencing a credit crunch and the media cannot ge…

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Review: When The Chickens Came To Roost by Jake Orr

When we think of prominent African-American human rights and civil rights movement leaders, we are drawn to the powerful and moving speeches of Martin Luther King. We are less drawn to, whil…

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1st Night Photos: Pitmen Paint Their Way to West End

The West End transfer of The Pitmen Painters opened at the Duchess Theatre last night (11 October, previews from 5 October 2011), following the show's recent nationwide tour. Written by Bil…

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BWW's On This Day - October 12, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Stars of Vaudeville #369: The Six Brown Brothers by Trav S. D.

The Six Brown Brothers were a sextet of Canadian saxophonists (or should I say a saxtet of Canadian sexophonists? Perhaps not) The group is largely credited with helping to popularize the sa…

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Young arts critics competition 2011: the winning entries

Read our top-rated entries to the Guardian's annual competition to find the best young talent in arts writingOVERALL WINNERVisual art, under 14Freddie Holker, 12 – Homage to Lucian Freud, …

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Palm Beach Dramaworks On Cusp of Unveiling New Home by Bill Hirschman

By Bill Hirschman Even with a month of work remaining before the gala opening on 11/11/11, Palm Beach Dramaworks’ new home in the transmogrified Cuillo Center is breathtaking. It’s a vis…

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A SEDARIS BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barrel Fever (1994) Naked (1997) Holidays on Ice (1997) Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004)

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Really Useful Group appoints Wragg as managing director by Natalie Woolman

Former music industry executive Barney Wragg has been appointed managing director of the Really Useful Group.

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Sense and sensibilities by Mark Shenton

On the one hand, you have to hand it to a critic who admits openly to his prejudices - and therefore vows not to go near a playwright’s work again, at least professionally speaking. New Yo…

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David Sedaris has scheduled appearance at Merriam Theater

DAVID SEDARIS is the writing equivalent of Bruce Springsteen. While other guys are playing smaller rooms, Sedaris consistently plays the equivalent of arenas. This week he's at the 1,800-sea…

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Review: How To Be Happy by Tiffany Stoneman

One would imagine that a man who wrote a book entitled How To Be Happy would be a guru of finding joy amongst life’s anxious moments. But Paul is in the same miserable state as the rest o…

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Review: Soho Cinders by Peter Holland

It’s 7:30pm on a Sunday evening and the Queen’s Theatre, which usually hosts Les Miserables is absolutely packed. The composing team that brought us Betty Blue Eyes are, for one night o…

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Prospero’s Tempestuous Family by Maureen Dowd

If Shakespeare had an iPad, the poignant, prickly history of its magical inventor would have made the perfect family drama for the Bard.

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The Americans... by Don Hall

(Disclosure: I've been doing "I Believes..." for about four years now - how much shit can I believe!!?? - so I'm going to, inspired entirely by the work of Coya Paz, start doing this for awh…

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PAGE SIX: 'Spider' senses

Catherine Zeta-Jones took her kids to see Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” but it was a trip backstage that scared her family more than any high-flying action in the show.

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Allan Jefferys, Drama Critic for WABC-TV, Dies at 88 by Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Jefferys also had a show on ABC radio that was broadcast nationwide as an alternative to Top 40 rock ’n’ roll stations in the early 1960s.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Lyons by Frank Scheck

Contemporary playwrights seem forever bent on proving Tolstoy’s line that “all families are unhappy in their own way.” The latest example is Nicky Silvers, who has mined su…

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10 of the best theatre and performance venues in Edinburgh by Michael Macleod

Edinburgh's theatre, live music and comedy venues offer the great, the grand and the intimate, writes Michael MacLeod• As featured in our Edinburgh city guideThe Scottish parliamentOne of …

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Pitmen Painters ****

The story of the Ashington Group painters as told in Lee Hall’s play, based on William Feaver’s wonderful book, is one of the most interesting in British painting, and this glori…

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The Pitmen Painters, Duchess Theatre by Fisun Güner

What’s so remarkable about a group of working-class men learning to paint? You may think there is, or you may think there isn’t. You may think that anyone with very little formal educati…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Those Who Can’t Do … means well, but doesn’t deliver by Richard Ouzounian

Obvious messages and weak acting undermine some strong writing in Those Who Can’t Do . . . at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace

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Colour us stimulated by Michael Crabb

Dance, music and spoken word production is intriguing and thought-provoking.

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RED NOSES (ACTORS GANG): 83% – SWEET

SWEET The Black Death meets Belle Barth and Monty Python in “Red Noses,” which opens the 30th anniversary season at the Actors’ Gang with grave lunacy. Peter Barnes’ …

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Possible To Cultivate New Funders Motivated By New Mandates? by Joe Patti

You may have read about the report the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy released at the Grantmakers in the Arts conference noting the disparity in foundation support for arts o…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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THE MISSILE MAN OF PEENEMUNDE & BURLYQ MOON: 33% – BITTER

BITTER Playwright-director Bill Sterritt’s “The Missile Man of Peenemunde” seems to be offering the kind of polemics mastered by Tom Stoppard, but serves up only tedious an…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Stage Version Of The King's Speech Set To Tour Britain

"The play on which the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech was based will receive its world premiere in the UK next year. David Seidler originally wrote [the script] as a play before he ada…

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'Nuts' a good start to St. Louis Actors' Studio's new season

"Nuts" is a courtroom drama that takes place in real time. Even the recesses align with the play's two intermissions.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Walked Out Of Some Play You Didn't Like? You're A Wuss

"This attitude ... seems to rest on the assumption that the customer is always right. But audience members aren't customers in the ordinary sense. ... More broadly, there's an assumption tha…

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Russian soprano, Anna Samuil, singing Violetta in 'La traviata,' will use everything in her voice to break hearts

It's been made into three ballets, 13 Broadway plays, 20 movies in different countries (including "Pretty Woman" with Julia Roberts and "Camille" with Greta Garbo), and even a critically acc…

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Plot tries too hard in Rep's well-staged 'Lost Boy Found'

Writer Dave Eggers' truly heartbreaking book, the 2007 novel "What Is the What," is the fictional story of one of more than 20,000 Lost Boys, children who fled the violent upheaval in their …

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Symphony Pops ready to shake a leg

For those who were fans of last winter's ballroom stage show "Burn the Floor," another dose of "Dancing With the Stars"-style entertainment is coming to Heinz Hall Thursday when the Pittsbur…

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Kuntu Rep's season opener delayed

Kuntu Rep opens its 37th season Thursday in a new home, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Homewood Auditorium at 7101 Hamilton Ave.

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Chekhov, local premieres in PICT lineup

Anton Chekhov is the man of the hour in Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre's 2012 season, which features lower-price ticket options and a handful of first-time Pittsburgh productions, …

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Deathbed comedy generous with last laughs by Elisabeth Vincentelli

In his new play, “The Lyons,” Nicky Silver pulls off a neat trick: He’s written a comedy fueled almost exclusively by letdowns. An old married couple endures despite decades of encrust…

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Blue skies: Berlin’s Beekman by Michael Riedel

If you care about American popular music, you must make a pilgrimage to Beekman Place: 17 Beekman Place, to be exact. There stands a five-story, neo-Georgian brick town house from the 1930s.…

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Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel Reopens at Actors Temple Theatre Oct. 12 by Andrew Gans

Harry & Eddie: The Birth of Israel, which opened at Off-Broadway's St. Luke's Theatre Sept. 8 and played its final performance there Oct. 5, reopens at the Actors Temple Theatre …

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Actor-Playwrights Write Their Own Ticket by Harry Haun

Jesse Eisenberg and Zoe Kazan join the recent roster of high-profile actors-turned-playwrights turning their attention to the stage.

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Three Playwrights Say Hello (Again) to Broadway by Mervyn Rothstein

Jon Robin Baitz, David Henry Hwang and David Ives are anything but newbies. But their latest projects have them experiencing Broadway in a new way.

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Other Desert Cities, With Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light, Arrives on Broadway Oct. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, the acclaimed drama about a wealthy Republican family dogged by its past that played a sold-out run Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater last win…

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Asuncion, With Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha, Begins Off-Broadway Run Oct. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Academy Award-nominated "Social Network" actor Jesse Eisenberg co-stars in the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production of his world-premiere comedy Asuncion, which begins previe…

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Balls…, an All-Male Musical With Brandon Ellis, Nick Verina, Begins at NYMF Oct. 12 by Michael Gioia

Balls… The Musical?, billed as an "unruly quintet of testosterone-laden performers," is presented by the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival beginning Oct. 12 at the 47th…

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World Premiere of Moses Supposes, With Karen Black, Debuts in L.A. Oct. 12 by Adam Hetrick

The Los Angeles world premiere of Ellen Melaver's Moses Supposes, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Karen Black, begins previews Oct. 12 at the Zephyr Theatre.

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Alley Theatre's Dividing the Estate, With Members of Original Cast, Opens in Houston Oct. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley, Hallie Foote and Penny Fuller, who starred in the world premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, reunite for the Alley Theatre production of th…

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Chicago Follies, With Brent Barrett, Caroline O'Connor, Susan Moniz and Robert Petkoff, Opens Oct. 12 by Kenneth Jones

You might think of it as "the other" Follies this season. If the Kennedy Center's revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's musical about a showbiz reunion hadn't…

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Bill Cain's How to Write a New Book for the Bible, a Drama of Mother and Son, Opens in CA by Kenneth Jones

Equivocation playwright Bill Cain's How to Write a New Book for the Bible get its world premiere, opening Oct. 12, for a run to Nov. 20 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California. …

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Zoe Kazan's We Live Here, a Drama of Sisters and Secrets, Opens Off-Broadway Oct. 12 by Kenneth Jones

Manhattan Theatre Club's world-premiere production of Zoe Kazan's We Live Here, a play about a family's buried secrets, desires and grief, directed by Sam Gold, opens O…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Chicago Follies Director Gary Griffin by Kenneth Jones

Gary Griffin has directed the work of Stephen Sondheim before, but never Follies. Here's his perspective on the classic, which he directed as the current season-opener at Chicago Shakesp…

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North Carolina School of the Arts' Oklahoma! Restoration Gets TV Airing Oct. 12 by Kenneth Jones

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts' all-school production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, staged in early 2011 and using the original 1943 designs, dance a…

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Stop the Virgens, From Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, Opens St. Ann's Season Oct. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Stop the Virgens, the world-premiere "psycho opera" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs' vocalist Karen O and designer-rocker KK Barrett, opens the 2011-2012 season at St. Ann's Warehouse O…

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CPC's Video of the Week, October 12, 2011 by The Charlebois Post

Patrick Marber's troubling and difficult drama, Closer, presentedby Montreal's Chesterfield Productions

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Awards honour cold but funny Canucks by Bruce Demara

The 12th annual Canadian Comedy Awards are now a five-day event that features performances by nominees at five venues, from Thursday to Monday.

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