Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Send us your Production Video Trailers!

Now! Do it now! Why? Because we here at the Lemon are once again innovatin’ the shite outta theatre marketing here in Los Angeles. We have just made live the new Bitter Lemons Producti…

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This Month's Title Photo by Byrne Harrison

This month's title photo comes from Rachel Klein’s The Tragedy of Maria Macabre, a dance piece which will be performed at the Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B) Oct…

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DUSK RINGS A BELL (BLANK THEATRE): 100% – SWEET

SWEET A memory play in which the characters address the audience as frequently as each other, “Dusk” revolves around a single, pellucid moment of youth, when all roads to the future rema…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Open Call for Puppetry Acts

The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, seeks 8-10 puppetry performances for a one-day Family Puppet Festival on Sunday, April 1, 2012. The Festival will feature a wide range of puppetry,…

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We Have a New Intern! by Byrne Harrison

I am pleased to welcome our new fall intern, Anthony Host.  Anthony will be with us for the rest of the year, at which point he will be moving to New York and joining those of us who ar…

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"The Weight of Water": Buoyant and Beautiful by Byrne Harrison

Review by Greg WaagnerThe sound of water is not unusual on Cape Cod.   There’s the sound of the waves on the shore,  a sprinkler in the garden,  the battering rain of a…

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NYMF: A Few Notes on Ghostlight by JK

The other day, I shared my thoughts on one of the two new musicals that are a part of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival.  That production, while not quite ready for the bi…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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FREEZE FRAME: Exclusive Rehearsal with IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZES by Walter McBride

The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular music with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - celebrates the music of Irving Berlin in a stirring program entitled Rags…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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10/14 Performance of THE MOUNTAINTOP Sold Out - SRO Tix Available at Box Office by BroadwayWorld

Producers Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman confirmed today that tonight's Friday performance of The Mountaintop is completely sold out. Tonight, and for all future sold-out performances, 25…

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BC/EFA Unveils Bernadette Peters Holiday Ornament by BroadwayWorld

BCEFA unveiled the fourth ornament in the Broadway Legends series is the incandescent two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George.

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Photo Flash:Producer Stewart Lane Receives John Denver Spirit Award by BroadwayWorld

Stewart F. Lane received the John Denver Spirit Award in Central Park, NYC on Tuesday, October 12, 2011. On Tuesday, October 12th the John Denver Spirit Award was presented to Stewart F. Lan…

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Melbourne Festival review: Double Think, Journeys of Love and More Love by Alison Croggon

Byron Perry's new dance work Double Think opens in complete darkness in the vast space of the North Melbourne Town Hall. To the rhythms of Luke Smiles's electronic score, blindingly bright g…

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Theatre Review: I Send You This Cadmium Red, at Berkeley Street Theatre by Robert Cushman

The Art of Time ensemble likes to merge all kinds of performing disciplines, sometimes throwing in some non-performing ones as well. Canadian Stage is giving its Berkeley Street platform to …

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Hollywood Neverending by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Show #93: Once in a Lifetime, American Conservatory Theater, September 28. By Sam Hurwitt American Conservatory Theater has kicked off its season with an oddit…

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FLASH FRIDAY: A Stephen Schwartz Salute - From GODSPELL To WICKED by Pat Cerasaro

This week we are shining our brightest of spotlights on one of the most successful composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries - thanks in no small part to his classic scores for G…

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"American Night": Our shameful history, Monty Python style by John Moore

A few hours after and just down the street from the opening performance of the Denver Center Theatre Company's "American Night," officers in riot gear cleared out the Occupy Denver encampment

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Josie Long's Another Planet

Josie Long wonders what the world would be like if Simon Cowell was a bit nicer

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This week's new theatre and dance by Lyn Gardner, Judith Mackrell, Mark Cook

The Village Social, nr CaerphillyAnyone who was at the 2009 Edinburgh fringe will remember My Name Is Sue, a barmy music show by composer and writer Dafydd James and director Ben Lewis. They…

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This week's new comedy by James Kettle

Frisky & Mannish: Pop Centre Plus, On tourOffering a show that's part traditional musical cabaret, part live mash-up, Laura Corcoran and Matthew Floyd Jones are Frisky & Mannish, a cult sens…

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"American Night": Our shameful history, Monty Python style by John Moore

Review: The Denver Center Theatre Company's comic history mash-up shows how the powers that control America often respond to perceived threats to the status quo: Broken promises. Fire hoses…

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Boyd ready to exit RSC stage

Michael Boyd is to stand down next year as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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From Battersea pub theatre to a smash hit on Broadway

It was first performed in a tiny 65-seat theatre above a pub in Battersea.

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Demetri Martin: Doggy Bounce, The Daily Show, movies and me by James Kettle

The Greek-US comic has gone from Edinburgh fringe survival lessons with Jimmy Carr to working with Steven Soderbergh and Ang Lee. 'You have to be a crazy person,' he saysJimmy Carr may not s…

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Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera) by The Tyro Theatre Critic

I don't think Michael Grandage has quite grasped the size of the Metropolitan Opera. His new "Don Giovanni" is so minutely detailed that it comes across looking under directed. A fabulous ca…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Beleaguered By DeadlinesI am beleaguered. I am beset. I am surrounded.I am using a thesaurus.Yowzers. Deadlines are fast fast fast approaching and thankfully my back is feeling in better sha…

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Turns out love can die: Is the original British musical in danger? by Postmedia News

By Jamie Portman In London’s West End theatre scene, shows open and shows close — and some last forever. That’s the norm. So why did the Sept. 24 demise of a new musical called Betty B…

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Take a First Look at Hunter Parrish as Jesus in Godspell by Broadway.com

The first-ever Broadway revival of Godspell has decscended upon the Circle in the Square Theatre, and Broadway.com has a first look at production photos of the Stephen Schwartz musical. Led …

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WE LIVE HERE - Montage by Manhattan Theatre Club

Allie Bateman'swedding is Sunday. When Dinah, her precocious younger sister, returns to their parents' home for the festivities, she brings more than anyone expected: a new boyfriend, whose …

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You've Written Pieces And They Are Good... by Jess

...But they could be even better with an outside eye. So join us this month for ourIn-Depth Performance Critique & WorkshopTaught by Mary Fons and Bilal DardaiCost: Just $55 (due in full…

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Kitemark to fight concert ticket fraud by Rupert Jones

Consumers urged to buy tickets only from websites displaying new security markAn initiative to fight concert ticket fraud was launched this week.Industry trade body STAR, the Society of Tick…

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La Jolla Playhouse to Premiere Hands on a Hardbody by Doug Wright, Amanda Green & Phish’s Trey Anastasio by Broadway.com

The world premiere of Hands on a Hardbody, a previously reported commission by La Jolla Playhouse, will debut at the theater on April 27, 2012. The new musical features a book by Pulitzer Pr…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Ben Jonson: A Life by Ian Donaldson - review

An exemplary biography of a comic geniusBen Jonson was a big man. In his hungry early years as a bricklayer, soldier and actor he was tall and lean – a "hollow-cheeked scrag", Thomas Dekke…

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Rouges gallery: paintings put first actresses in the spotlight

An obsession with the looks and love lives of actresses is nothing new, as an exhibition of portraits of the first women on the stage makes clearIs it any wonder actresses are neurotic about…

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Jerusalem returns triumphant to the London stage

Unlike the typical cosy portrayal of life in rural England, Jerusalem has the ring of truthWilliam Blake lived most of his life in London. According to Peter Ackroyd, if he had been living t…

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Take a Sneak Peek at Marlo Thomas, Steve Guttenberg and the Stars of Relatively Speaking by Broadway.com

Steve Guttenberg, Marlo Thomas and Julie Kavner are just a few of the comedic heavyweights bringing Relatively Speaking to life on Broadway. Considering that the writers of the evening&rsquo…

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The Mountaintop by Diane Snyder

Audiences are being lured to The Mountaintop by the star wattage of Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in a play about the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. But Katori Hall…

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Sutton Foster Tastes Like Rainbows, Adam Pascal Hooked Up with a Rent Co-Star and Other Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

For Broadway stars it’s “Another Op’nin, Another Show,” and for Broadway.com it’s another week, another 10 lessons! Read on for a rundown of what we learned in …

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Stars Discuss "The Mountaintop" And "Man And Boy" Following Opening Nights

NY1's Frank DiLella checked in with the companies of "The Mountaintop" and "Man and Boy" on their respective opening nights.

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Actor Injury Prompts Westport to Cancel Oct. 14 Performance of Twelfth Night by Adam Hetrick

The Westport Country Playhouse has cancelled the Oct. 14 8 PM performance of Twelfth Night, or What You Will following a serious injury sustained by one of the cast members.

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Oct. 3-9 by Michael C. Gioia

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Oct. 3-9, 2011, as reported by The Broadway League. MUSICALS The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre), $1,660,023 Wicked (Gerswhin Thea…

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Godspell on Broadway by Matthew Blank

The first Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, the rock musical that relates parables of Jesus, began previews Oct. 13 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, with an offic…

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Kara DioGuardi Bonus Questions by Givenik

Kara DioGuardi Bonus Questions Kara DioGuardi, who is currently making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO, discusses her transition to the stage and the difference between Musical …

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Photo Flash: A Glimpse at The Public Theater's KING LEAR, Featuring Sam Waterston, Kelli O'Hara and More, in Rehearsal! by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes will begin previews for KING LEAR, directed by James Macdonald, on Tuesday, October 18. KING LEAR wil…

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Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Moved by Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in The Mountaintop? by Broadway.com

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was known for his incredible ability to engage audiences through his powerful words. Now Samuel L. Jackson is playing the iconic historical figur…

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Broadway Box Office for Private Lives, With Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross, Will Open Oct. 17 by Adam Hetrick

The Music Box Theatre box office opens Oct. 17 for the Broadway revival of Noël Coward's Private Lives, starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross. The comedy about a still-burning love a…

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Death and the Maiden's haunting relevance | Ariel Dorfman by Ariel Dorfman

The play I wrote 20 years ago about Chile's torture and trauma has a painful, global relevance todayIt happened yesterday but it could well be today. A woman awaits the return of her husband…

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The sculpting of a story ballet by Paula Citron

In its world premiere, Peter Quanz’s Rodin/Claudel reveals many clever choreographic ideas and a new full-length ballet of much potential

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Grumpy Old Men: The Musical gets world premiere by Pat St. Germain

Jeff Gardner’s Winnipeg stop on the scenic route to the Great White Way

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Rick Miller’s Hardsell revamp seems more lost than ever by J. Kelly Nestruck

There are intriguing tidbits, but mostly the actor’s train of thought flies by too quickly for viewers to jump on board

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Canadian talent sparkles in reworked Tosca Cafe by Kaija Pepper

The best movement is the period dancing - the jitterbugging and the disco routine to a soundtrack that reflects each era

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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New Stages play 'Dartmoor Prison' is held captive by its big speeches

THEATER REVIEW: "Dartmoor Prison" at the GoodmanTheatre ★★ "Set in a bleak naval prison in Devon, England" is just the kind of description I can get behind. For those interested…

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Begley’s Cesar and Ruben Returns, Revised, and a Grandson of Cesar Chavez Comments by Samantha Mehlinger

Ed Begley Jr. has revised his 2003 musical Cesar and Ruben for a student production at Santa Monica College. All of the songs are now in Spanish, but as before, the main subject is Cesar Cha…

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Three Remakes That Made Real Differences by Trey Graham

On today's All Things Considered, film critic Bob Mondello takes a contrarian angle on the question of Hollywood remakes, arguing that they're not always evidence of a lack of imagination. …

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So, who did write Hamlet? by Susanna Rustin

Did Shakespeare write all his plays himself, or were others responsible? Director Trevor Nunn and actor Mark Rylance disagree – passionatelyDirector Trevor Nunn believes Shakespeare wrote …

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 8-14 by BroadwayWorld

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy y…

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Any Given Monday by Suzy Evans

Bruce Graham's new play is more about philosophy than football. It ultimately fails to score a touchdown, proving to be as indecisive as its protagonist.

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The DISTANCE Festivals Opens Tomorrow in London by Jeremy M. Barker

The venerable LIFT Festival plays host to an innovative new experimental platform for work exploring distance and dislocation with a digital invitation to anyone around the world

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SLSO's colorful Cardinals tribute hits the internet

There are two institutions for which St. Louis is known around the country and outside it: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Geva Theatre Center Announces Spring 2012 Nextstage Season by Bethany Rickwald

Geva Theatre Center has announced the productions set for its spring 2012 Nextstage season. Jenny Allen's I Got Sick Then I Got Better, to run March 7-11, is a comic riff on one woman&…

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Janet Jackson Wants to Experience Broadway by BroadwayWorld

In a recent interview, singer Janet Jackson noted that there's one thing that she still hasn't had the chance to do within her career Broadway.

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John Bucchino's It's Only Life to Receive Special Concert at Birdland by Andy Propst

Christian Cavallo, Phoebe Coupe, Zack Anthony Curran, Madeleine Featherby, Laura Fitzpatrick, Sam Rabbone and Cameron Thomas will appear in a concert of John Bucchino's It's Only L…

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'Godspell' According to Telly Episode 2: Sugar, Sitzprobe and Songs by Broadway.com

As the Godspell team worked until midnight each day to ensure they'd be ready for the first week of previews, cast members armed themselves with loads of sugary treats to keep their ener…

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All the city’s a stage by Richard Ouzounian

Theatre task force puts the spotlight on three civic-owned performance venues.

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New Musical Hands On A Hardbody Will Roll Into La Jolla Playhouse in 2012 by Adam Hetrick and Kenneth Jones

Hands on a Hardbody, the new musical by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright, Amanda Green and Phish band member Trey Anastasio, will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse beginning…

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Hit the Basketball Court with the Lysistrata Jones Team as They Train with NBA Legend Chris Mullin by Broadway.com

Broadway's new musical comedy Lysistrata Jones is set in the competitive world of college basketball, which means that the cast needs skills on the court that are just as solid as their …

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12 DAYS OF HUGH JACKMAN: Countdown to HUGH JACKMAN BACK ON BROADWAY- Day 11 by BroadwayWorld TV

Hugh Jackman, BACK ON BROADWAY begins previews on October 25, and in celebration of the Tony-winner's return the the Great White Way, BroadwayWorld will feature a daily countdown of his grea…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Journey to The Mountaintop with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett on Opening Night by Broadway.com

It was an emotional night on Broadway as Katori Hall's inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. drama The Mountaintop, directed by Kenny Leon, officially opened at the Jacobs Theatre. A sle…

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Teachers in love, looking for a patch of blue

David Eldridge's "Under the Blue Sky" is a closely observed, carefully built and rather sad play — and thus ideal for Chicago's intimate and unstinting Steep Theatre — about the …

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Charlotte Allam, Amerjit Deu, et al. Set for Burmese Days Off-Broadway by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for the aya theatre company's production of George Orwell's Burmese Days, to run November 9-December 4 at 59E59 Theaters as part of the Brits Off-Broadwa…

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The Pitmen Painters, Duchess Theatre, London

Lee Hall's play is a rich, absorbing drama that tells a story well on the importance of culture and learning for all, writes Sarah Hemming

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New roles

The versatile actor-turned-bestselling memoirist Sheila Hancock talks to Sarah Hemming

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Morgan James Temporarily Sidelined from Godspell; Free Concert Set for Oct. 17 by Andrew Gans

Although Morgan James is temporarily sidelined from the first Broadway revival of Godspell, which is currently in previews at Circle the Square, she will be able to flex her vocal muscles in…

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Bill Cosby , Chita Rivera & Mark Nadler Lead 'Laugh, Sing, Dance!' Benefit by Stephen Sorokoff

The picture of Bill Cosby in the middle of the crowded and hectic Town Hall lobby, giving advise to a young ART START youth says it allART START is an organization dedicated to providing cre…

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PRIVATE LIVES Box Office Opens Monday by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's Music Box Theatre box office 239 West 45th Street will open this Monday October 16 for Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross and directed by Richard Eyr…

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Watch the Tony-Winning Hit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’s Performance on The Rosie Show by Michael Strassheim

WATCH BROADWAY’S TONY AWARD WINNING HIT MUSICAL   PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’s   PERFORMANCE ON “THE ROSIE SHOW” PREMIERE WEEK   CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PERFORMANCE The Tony Aw…

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La Jolla Playhouse to Present World Premiere of Hands on a Hardbody Musical by Brian Scott Lipton

The La Jolla Playhouse will present the world-premiere musical Hands on a Hardbody, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright and featuring a score by Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, to …

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Photo Coverage: First Look at GODSPELL on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

The 40th Anniversary production and first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical GODSPELL began performances last night and we've got a first look at the show's cast in per…

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"Down, Down I Come" by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Sully waxes Shakespearean, including a gratifying shout-out to D.C.'s theatrical riches.

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#NEWPLAY HOT CONVOS: "A Needle in a Haystack" by Hal Brooks @halbrooks to @ddower by Arena Stage

By Hal Brooks This summer, I attended PlayPenn, the new play development conference held in Philadelphia, for the third straight year. Associate Artist Rick DesRochers led a symposium entitl…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Oct. 15-21: Man and Boy, The Mountaintop and Steve Jobs by Robert Simonson

It's hard to remember the last time Frank Langella appeared on a New York stage without the critical corps not appreciating him being there. Ever since his reemergence in the late '9…

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The British invasion hits Just for Laughs by Jason Spencer

The British are coming! The British are coming … for the 11th edition of the Just for Laughs Comedy tour, that is. The annual event returns this year with its first-ever British editio…

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The Bus

This is a charming and upsetting play. It has the flavor of Our Town with a little Alfred Hitchcock tossed in. Small town America with a little ground glass stuck inside your shoe.Harry (T…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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The Great ‘Follies’ Smack-Down of 2011 by Bob Bullen

OMG are you sick of me writing about this stupid show yet? Well, there’s the door, kiddo. No, that’s the closet. Nope, that’s the way to the robot collection. Oh gosh. Neve…

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The Lyons

For a play that has no beginning, middle or end – this one ain’t bad at all. The Lyons patriarch is in the hospital. Ben Lyons (Dick Latessa) is dying of cancer. He doesn’t look or …

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Twelfth Night, or What You Will by Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Twelfth Night, or What You Will From: WestportPlayhouse Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:36 More in Entertainment

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Hockadoo! The MEMPHIS National Tour Starts Previews Tonight in MEMPHIS, TN! by Admin

Congratulations to the US national touring production of MEMPHIS, which begins previews tonight at the Orpheum Theatre in, where else, but the rocking city of Memphis, Tennessee!  The tour …

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The Broadway Dolls prove a fierce act to follow by Mark Kennedy

If hearing about The Broadway Dolls makes you think of another all-girl group of dolls -- the Pussycat Dolls -- that won't last long if you catch their show.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Marlo Thomas, Mark Linn-Baker, et al. in RELATIVELY SPEAKING! by BroadwayWorld

Producers Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson present the world premiere production of RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and…

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The House of Bernarda Alba is Flawed but Intriguing and Thought-Provoking Rendition by Bill Hirschman

The University of Miami and the Arsht Center deliver a unique and mostly convincing rendition of this tale of parental oppression and carnal repression.

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Anthony Rapp to Offer October 29 Concert at Hofstra's John Cranford Adams Playhouse by Andy Propst

Broadway star Anthony Rapp will perform in concert at Hofstra University's John Cranford Adams Playhouse on Saturday, October 29 at 4pm. Rapp originated the role of Mark Cohen in Jon…

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STAGE TUBE: Broadway Vets Create 'REWRITE - A Dance Film' by BroadwayWorld TV

Broadway vets from AMERICAN IDIOT to XANADU have come together and created a dance film entitled REWRITE - A Dance Film.

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"Breakdown" Broadway Bound? Barely. But... by Andrew Martin

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (more popularly referred to by its acronym NYMF) has, for the last eight years, become a highlight at the start of the city's theatre season every autum…

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More Photos from The House of Bernarda Alba by Bill Hirschman

All photos courtesy of the Adrienne Arsht Center Photos by Justin Namon for WorldRedEye.com        

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Extends Follies Through November 12 by Andy Propst

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has extended Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies through November 12. Gary Griffin will direct the production In the musical, when former members…

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Peter Mattei to Continue in Metropolitan Opera's Don Giovanni Through October 22; Mariusz Kwicen to Return on October 24 by Brian Scott Lipton

Peter Mattei, who opened on October 13 in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage's new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera, will also sing the performances on…

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Behind the Choreography of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Follies (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Alex Sanchez, who also choreographed the Broadway production of Fosse, offers a glimpse into the rehearsal process for Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies, which recently open…

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Date of a Lifetime

Two words Carl Kissin doesn’t want to hear: GREAT START!!Well too bad for him because he has written what may become a great show. This is the story of two people looking for, and sort of…

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#NEWPLAY FESTIVAL:@nbifestival Is this Saturday! NYC stand up! by Arena Stage

(Oct 15, 2011) It’s time. And it’s been time for some time now. Time to change the conversation. It’s time to look to the future.As it turns out, there are a lot who can step up to thi…

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#NEWPLAY FESTIVAL: @GoodmanTheatre Presents New Stages Amplified Series by Arena Stage

Now entering its ninth season, the Goodman’s New Stages Series has birthed 47 new plays, more than half of which have gone on to receive full productions at Goodman or other venues around …

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: The Mountaintop—A Maid's Way With a Man by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the opening of The Mountaintop at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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Chicago Follies, With Brent Barrett, Caroline O'Connor, Susan Moniz, Robert Petkoff, Extends Limited Run by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies, which officially opened Oct. 12 following previews from Oct. 4, has extended its limited engag…

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Private Lives a public hit by Richard Ouzounian

Mirvish production notches $5 million in single ticket sales.

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Saved; The Phoenix of Madrid; Iphigenia – review by Susannah Clapp

Lyric Hammersmith, London; Theatre Royal BathPeople go to Saved thinking they know what they will see. They've been told often enough. A baby is stoned to death in a park by a group of youth…

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42nd St Moon Announces Full Casting for Three Sisters by Brian Scott Lipton

42nd Street Moon will present the 1934 musical Three Sisters, with music by Jerome Kern, and book and yrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, to run November 30-December 18 at the the Eureka Theatre.…

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The Birth of Brett Neveu’s 4 Murders by Brett Neveu

A friend's sudden death inspired Brett Neveu to start writing the play that would become 4 Murders. It was originally produced by Chicago's A Red Orchid, where Neveu is an ensemble member. I…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Kennedy Center Announces New Visions/New Voices Programming by Andy Propst

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the lineup of companies that will be participating in the 12th New Visions/New Voices festival, May 18-20. This biennial even…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Visit Washington Heights for MJM Culture and Arts Festivial Oct. 15 by Michael C. Gioia

Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) will be the guest of honor at the first ever Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival, MJM CAFé, kicking off Oct. 15 a…

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BOOK OF MORMON featured on SiriusXM's Mormon Mondays by BroadwayWorld

THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Tony Award winning musical from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez will be featured on SiriusXM's ne…

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Westport Playhouse Twelfth Night FlipCam Confessions 2 by Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Playhouse Twelfth Night FlipCam Confessions 2 See what audience members have to say after Westport Country Playhouse's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What Yo…

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Coeurage Theatre Company donating all of tonight’s ticket sales to AIDS Walk LA

A good cause from a good theatre company. Sounds like a good combination. Check out their new production of Double Falsehood tonight if you can.

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Book of Mormon Cast and Creators to Be Part of SiriusXM "Mormon Mondays" Series by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning Book of Mormon authors Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez will launch the new SiriusXM series "Mormon Mondays" Oct. 17.

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STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe's WOMAN IN BLACK Full-Length Trailer Released! by BroadwayWorld TV

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the upcoming film, The Woman in Black, based on Susan Hill's novel of the same name. The Woman in Black film adaptation was overseen by Jane Goldman. The release da…

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MEMPHIS Celebrates Two Years On Broadway 10/19 by BroadwayWorld

Hockadoo The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS will celebrate its second anniversary on Broadway on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Shubert Theater.

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Westport Playhouse Twelfth Night FlipCam Confessions 1 by Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Playhouse Twelfth Night FlipCam Confessions 1 See what audience members have to say after Westport Country Playhouse's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What Yo…

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Etherdome – review by Alfred Hickling

Lowry, SalfordAmerica in the 1850s was fertile ground for hucksters, snake-oil salesmen and colourfully obsolete verbs – "swandangled", for instance. Penny Dreadful's melodramatic medicine…

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Beijing Dance Theatre – review by Judith Mackrell

Sadler's Wells, LondonWhen Wang Yuanyuan was resident choreographer of the National Ballet of China, she earned her place in Chinese dance history through her work on the internationally suc…

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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Ball State University by BroadwayWorld

Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the countr…

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The Mountaintop

Well. This is mighty unfortunate. Mighty unfortunate. With the dearth of black actors, directors and playwrights on Broadway, this show came in with a lot of high hopes piled on top of th…

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"The Dinosaur Within" - The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena by Sharon Perlmutter

John Walch's "The Dinosaur Within" has a few interesting ideas going for it. It talks of fossils, history, and evolutionbut not necessarily in the way you might think. Walch draws parallels…

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"Monkey Adored" L.A. World Premiere by Sharon Perlmutter

It should work, and I bet it reads great. The play itself is both smart and clever. It deals with themes of love, lust, instinct, worth, revolution and sacrifice; and it does so in an allego…

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Tina Chilip, Jojo Gonzalez, et al. Set for Leviathan Lab's Twelfth Night by Andy Propst

Leviathan Lab has announced complete casting for its production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to run November 3-19 at Arclight Theatre. Nelson T. Esuebio III will direct the p…

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STAGE TUBE: The New Muppets Movie's Closing Number! by BroadwayWorld TV

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary Jason Segel and Mary Amy Adams from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman…

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MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 10 fABBAlous Years on Broadway! by Contests

Celebrate 10 years on Broadway by joining in on the anniversary event

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THE BOOK OF MORMON and SiriusXM launch Mormon Mondays by Christine Olver

THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Tony Award winning musical from the creators of “South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez will be featured on SiriusX…

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The Friday Feature

Up playing at the Chance Theatre through Oct. 23. A simple, soft video trailer for your viewing pleasure.

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Playwright Karen Zacarías finds inspiration in Arena Stage’s residency program by Deneen Brown

ACT ONE. SCENE ONE.. Playwright sits at a kitchen table in pink T-shirt and jeans, rewriting the second act of a play that will be produced in two weeks at a major Washington theater. Playw…

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1st Night Photos: Head & Gazey on Third Floor

Canadian Jason Hall’s new play Third Floor received its European premiere at Trafalgar Studios 2 last night (13 October 2011), directed by Russell Labey and starring The Inbetweeners' Emil…

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Andr De Shields Directs and Choreographs Crossroads Theatre Company's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' by BroadwayWorld

A two-time Tony Award nominee, De Shields, whose prolific career spans more than four decades, was a member of the original company of Ain't Misbehavin' which initially opened at the Manhatt…

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

From the opening of the new Bush Theatre in London to Glasgow's Glasgay! festival, it's an exciting week aheadLondonThere's plenty to take your pick from over the coming week. If you didn't …

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Welcome to Paradox by Adam Thurman

This is the Mission Paradox Blog. I'm your friendly host, Adam Thurman Since 2007 this has been a place where artists and those who work within artistic organizations get insight on marketin…

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The Vandal, By Hamish Linklater, Will Have Free New York Reading Oct. 17 by Adam Hetrick

Obie Award-winning actor Hamish Linklater's new play The Vandal will receive a special Oct. 17 reading, as part of a partnership between New York Stage and Film and Barnard College.

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Fun on a Friday: Look who's on Facebook! Carmen! by Ken Davenport

Whenever I think that marketing a Broadway show is hard, I think . . . well, it could be worse . . . I could be trying to market an opera. Opera just sounds old, right? It's like Museum. Or.…

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Guest Blog #56: If you're a playwright, you'll love this! by Michael Roderick

This week's guest blog comes from Lanie Zipoy, An amazing producer who wants to let all the playwrights know about a remarkable new program. Take it away Lanie! "How does one adequately…

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Leslie Kritzer, Michael McGrath, Betsy Wolfe. et al. Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's The Boys From Syracuse by Andy Propst

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced casting for its concert staging of the musical The Boys From Syracuse, to run November 4-6 at Sidney Harman Hall. Alan Paul will direct the piece, …

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Sister Act's Chester Gregory and Mormon's Nikki M. James Join Cast of Good Man Free Performances by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Nikki M. James, who currently stars in The Book of Mormon, and Chester Gregory, who can be seen in Broadway's Sister Act, have joined the cast of A Good Man, which will…

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1st Night Photos: Football is Fit & Proper at Soho

Steve Marmion's RSC co-production, Fit and Proper People opened at the Soho Theatre this week 12 October (previews from 7 October) where it runs until 5 November 2011. A new play by Georgia…

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Anthony Rapp to Offer October 29 Concert at Hostra's John Cranford Adams Playhouse by Andy Propst

Broadway star Anthony Rapp will perform in concert at Hofstra University's John Cranford Adams Playhouse on Saturday, October 29 at 4pm. Rapp originated the role of Mark Cohen in Jon…

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre Extends Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup Through November 12 by Andy Propst

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has extended Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup through November 12. David Galligan has directed the production, which has choreography by Lee Martino and musical d…

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Kara DioGuardi Bonus Questions by Givenik

Kara DioGuardi Bonus Questions Kara DioGuardi, who is currently making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO, discusses her transition to the stage and the difference between Musical …

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Lee Lessack, Linda Purl to Offer Steppin' Out With My Baby at Firehouse Arts Center by Andy Propst

Linda Purl and Lee Lessack will offer a one-night-only performance of Steppin' Out With My Baby: The Songs of Irving Berlin at the Firehouse Arts Center on November 6 at 2pm as part of…

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InDepth InterView: Liz Callaway & BOOM! by Pat Cerasaro

Bright, sunny, clarion-voiced leading lady Liz Callaway is not only known for her roles in the Broadway productions of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BABY, CATS, MISS SAIGON and THE LOOK OF LOVE, bu…

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Review Roundup: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in THE MOUNTAINTOP - All the Reviews! by BroadwayWorld

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, officially opened tonight a…

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Twitter Watch: Lea Michele Talks Missing Out on Broadway's WEST SIDE STORY by BroadwayWorld

On Twitter Watch, Lea Michele wrote Having another one of those beyond thankful moments at work.. When west side story came to bway a few years ago I wanted to do it SO bad When I didn't get…

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Tickets for Stick Fly, Starring Dule Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms & More, Are Now on Sale by Broadway.com

Tickets are now on sale for Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, the upcoming Broadway play which includes Grammy winning artist Alicia Keys among its lead producers. Directed by Kenny Leon, St…

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Review: Don Giovanni by David Finkle

Michael Grandage's new Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart's classic opera is mostly well-sung, but crudely directed.

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Theatre Review: “Follies” @ Marquis Theatre, 10/06/11 by The Broadway Critic

At this point, it’s impossible to not have heard or read about the rave reviews of recent revival of Sondheim’s Follies, directed by Eric Schaeffer. The New York Times calls it, …

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THE BOOK OF MORMON Creators Launch 'Mormon Mondays' on Sirius XM, 10/17 by BroadwayWorld

THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Tony Award winning musical from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez will be featured on SiriusXM's ne…

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Watch the Cast of Priscilla Boogie to 'It's Raining Men' and 'I Will Survive' on The Rosie Show by Broadway.com

As Rosie O'Donnell kicked off the first week of The Rosie Show (her new talk show on Oprah's OWN network), the Broadway-loving funny lady invited the cast of Priscilla Queen of the D…

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in The Mountaintop

Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.

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Life Without Makeup, Rita Moreno's Biographical Show, Extends Run at Berkeley Rep by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

The California world premiere of Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup, a music-kissed biographical show created specifically for the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner that opened Sept. 7…

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Peter Mac's Judy & Company Sets New Dates by Ryan Chavis

Peter Mac's Judy & Company, which was scheduled to run October 8-9, 2011 at the Gardenia Theatre in Los Angeles, will now run on October 21-22. The previous shows had been cancelled…

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The Broadway Dolls in Tour De Fierce by Ron Cohen

Five musical performers get to show off their spectacular talents in this immensely enjoyable concert-style production, loaded with show tunes, pop and exhilarating dancing.

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The Lion King's Adam Jacobs on His Many Shirtless Roles and the Prospect of Flying to Broadway as Aladdin by Broadway.com

After a stint as Simba on the national tour of Disney's The Lion King, Adam Jacobs recently roared into the long-running musical's Broadway production. This has been a Disney-filled …

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Roundabout’s Suicide, Incorporated begins previews tonight by Amy Kass

Previews begin tonight for Roundabout Underground’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Suicide, Incorporated, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker directed by Jonathan Berry.  Suicide, Incorpora…

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Interview with Phillip George 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! Corine Cohen chatted with Director/…

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New Voices in the American Theatre by Julie Haverkate

In celebration of its 50th anniversary TCG has partnered with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space to present TCG Playwrights in Conversation – a series of readings and discussions – t…

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RSC's artistic director Michael Boyd announces final curtain by Charlotte Higgins

Months after moving into renovated theatre, Boyd and executive director Vikki Heywood to stand down by the end of 2012, a 'planned and slow departure'The duo who have carried the Royal Shake…

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HUGH JACKMAN, BACK ON BROADWAY Pulls $6 Million Advance by BroadwayWorld

The New York Post's Michael Riedel writes today that the show, which will offer 30 tickets for students, already has a 6 million dollar advance through premium tickets selling for upwards of…

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Mamma Mia! to Move to the West End's Novello Theatre by Broadway.com

Mamma Mia! will get a new home in London beginning next fall. In September 2012 the ABBA musical will gets its second West End transfer, this time to the Novello Theatre. Mamma Mia! made its…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Introduce Fans to Bring It On at Sneak Peek in Los Angeles by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is among the authors of the new musical Bring It On, will join cast members from the musical about competitive cheerleading for a special Oct. 22 ev…

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John Cullum, Chita Rivera to Headline The Visit Benefit Concert by Andy Propst

Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum will headline a one-night-only Actors Fund benefit concert performance of John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit at the Vineyard Theatre on…

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Congo Square makes a move

Chicago's Congo Square Theatre Company is moving to Stage 773.  The African-American theater company, known for the quality of its work and its administrative struggles, was formerly workin…

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Will "Twilight" Star Robert Pattinson Be the Next American Idiot? by Michael C. Gioia

Robert Pattinson, best known for playing Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" movie series, may test his vocal abilities on the big screen when American Idiot, the 2010 stage musical base…

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Actors' Equity Inks Deal for Urban Broadway Series Contract; First Production Is What My Husband Doesn't Know by Andrew Gans

Actors' Equity Association and David E. Talbert Presents have negotiated the Urban Broadway Series Contract, which will be used for Talbert-produced tours on what is considered the urban…

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Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam Will Headline Hay Fever in London by Broadway.com

Olivier winners Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam will lead the cast of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre. Joining Northam and Duncan on stage will be…

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New Black Fest 2011 Started This Week by Jeremy M. Barker

Jason Holtham and Keith Josef Adkins present the latest installment of their festival celebrating boundary-breaking emerging black theater artists

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Cheaper by Adam Thurman

One of the hardest transitions to make is from an artists (or organization) that is used to spending very little to create and market work . . . to one that needs to spend more. Sometimes sp…

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Hartford Stage's "Brand:NEW" Festival to Include Marcus Gardley and Bekah Brunstetter by Adam Hetrick

New plays by Marcus Gardley and Bekah Brunstetter will be developed and showcased as part of Hartford Stage's 13th annual "Brand:NEW" festival in November.

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PHOTO CALL: The Mountaintop Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party by Matthew Blank

Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning drama The Mountaintop, directed by Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun), officially opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Oct. 13.

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MoveTube: the best dance on the web – how the Kirov's Alla Sizova followed Nureyev to a flying start by Luke Jennings

Do you know your entrechats from your fouettés? What Beyoncé learned from Betty Page? In a new weekly column looking at dance in detail, Luke Jennings takes a closer look at the dazzling f…

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Florida Rep to Open 2011-2012 Season with Neil Simon's Rumors by Bethany Rickwald

Florida Rep will open its 2011-2012 season with Neil Simon's Rumors, October 25-November 19. Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo will direct. The play takes place at a lavish …

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Chita Rivera and John Cullum to Headline Actors Fund Performance of Kander and Ebb's The Visit by Broadway.com

Tony winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum will star in a one-night-only Actors Fund benefit performance of John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit on November 30 at the Ambassador Theatre. …

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Deka Walmsley and Gillian Bevan Join Billy Elliot in London by Broadway.com

Gillian Bevan and Deka Walmsley will join the West End production of Billy Elliot on November 14, as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad, respectively. Ann Emery who originated the role of Grandma in 2005…

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Feature: Opening Night: The Mountaintop by Tristan Fuge

Debbie Allen, Harry Belafonte, Alicia Keys, Justin Long, Phylicia Rashad, and Gabourey Sibide join Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett and the company of Broadway's The Mountaintop on their op…

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Samuel L. Jackson Talks About Joining Twitter by The Mountaintop

At the Opening Night of 'The Mountaintop' on Broadway, Samuel L. Jackson gives an update on how Twitter (https://twitter.com/samuelljackson) has been treating him so far.

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The shadow of modern romance by Thomas Garvey

A tableau on the Isle of the Dead.  Photo: Gary Sloan.José Mateo remains as dependable as ever.  His latest program, "Broken Shadows," (at the Sanctuary Theatre, near Harvard Squa…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 391: David Bar Katz by Adam

David Bar Katz Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA Current Town:  New York City Q:  Tell me about your upcoming show with LAB. A:  The play is called The Atmosphere of Memo…

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John Cullum, Chita Rivera to Healine The Visit Benefit Concert by Andy Propst

Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum will headline a one-night-only Actors Fund benefit concert performance of John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit at the Vineyard Theatre on…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:15AM

Suicide, Incorporated Is Open for Business as Previews Begin Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

The New York premiere of Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated is coming to life on October 14, when it begins previews at Roundabout Underground, the off-Broadway company's bl…

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A Computer In Love by Mark Blankenship

  “Mangella” imagines a desktop-human romance For as long as there have been machines, there have been stories about machines replacing people, and that tradition gets a sly…

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Composer-Lyricist Stephen Schwartz Talks About Creating Godspell (Video) by Michael C. Gioia

Godspell began previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre Oct. 13 and will officially open on Broadway Nov. 7. Here, composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz talks about the Tony-nominated score…

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Chita Rivera and John Cullum Will Star in Concert Performance of The Visit at the Ambassador Theatre by Andrew Gans

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre will present a one-night-only benefit concert performance of Kander & Ebb’s The Visit Nov. 30 at 7:30 PM at Broadway's Ambassador Theat…

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The Normal Heart Will Beat at Maryland's Forum Theatre in Staged Reading; Casting Announced by Michael Gioia

The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's 2011 Tony Award-winning drama, will be presented in a special staged reading at Maryland's Forum Theatre Nov. 7.

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Offer: £10 Tix for selected performances of TERROR 2011

Get £10 tickets for TERROR 2011: LOVE ME TO DEATH at the Soho Theatre Downstairs space. Offer valid for performances between 21-27 October.

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Infographic: Facebook University by Rebecca Coleman

This landed in my inbox yesterday, and the timing is perfect. I’m teaching three courses right now, and all of them are at the point of the course where we are learning about Facebook.…

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THE MOUNTAINTOP – staring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett by Oscar E. Moore

Wildly imaginative, extremely funny and poignant these two stars shine over Broadway. Director Kenny Leon has supplied a spectacular and inspirational finish to this fantasy of Dr. King's l…

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News: Boyd & Heywood Announce 2012 Departure from RSC

Michael Boyd and Vikki Heywood have announced their intention to step down as artistic director and executive director of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012. Also announced in the RSC…

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Chita Rivera & John Cullum to Headline THE VISIT Broadway Concert - November 30 by BroadwayWorld

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre have announced details for their upcoming one-night-only benefit concert performance of Kander amp Ebb's THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends a…

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AEA and David Talbert Negotiate 'Urban Broadway Series' Contract by BroadwayWorld

Actors' Equity Association and David E. Talbert Presents David E. Talbert, producer have successfully negotiated the ground breaking Urban Broadway Series Contract. This contract will be use…

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BWW TV: FULL HIGHLIGHTS from 'Lion King' in Madrid by Juan-Jose Gonzalez

Don't miss these FULL HIGHLIGHTS from 'The Lion King' in Madrid, the first SPANISH production of the show, which opens next week at Teatro Lope de Vega. Check out performances by Carlos Riv…

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Weekend Poll: What’s Your Favorite Angela Bassett Screen Role? by Broadway.com

The Mountaintop has opened on Broadway, which means that Angela Bassett is officially back on the boards. Considering the Oscar-nominated actress' pedigree on film and TV, her current tu…

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Florence Henderson, Lucie Arnaz, Marsha Mason and More Will Be Part of Celebrity Autobiography by Adam Hetrick

Florence Henderson, Ralph Macchio, Lucie Arnaz, Marsha Mason, Jennifer Tilly and Lanie Kazan will headline upcoming New York City presentations of Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, …

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Olivia Newton-John Will Celebrate New CD in Upcoming NY-NJ Tour by Andrew Gans

Olivia Newton-John, who famously played Sandy opposite John Travolta's Danny in the blockbuster film of the Broadway musical Grease, will launch a mini-tour in December that will bring h…

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Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett and the Opening Night High of The Mountaintop

Playwright Katori Hall, director Kenny Leon and composer Branford Marsalis join stars Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in celebrating the Broadway opening of The Mountaintop, Hall's O…

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MTC’s WE LIVE HERE Opens to Acclaim from Critics by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Last night, Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of WE LIVE HERE by Zoe Kazan, directed by Sam Gold opened to a star-studded crowd at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 5…

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Lillian Gish by Trav S. D.

Today’s the birthday of Lillian Gish (1893-1993). She was the principal muse of one of my favorite film directors D.W. Griffith, starring for him as early as 1912, back when the pictur…

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Joe Orton's defaced library books and the death of rebellious art | Jonathan Jones by Jonathan Jones

The 1960s collages that sent two young writers to prison remind us that in today's Britain, no real dissident art is possibleIn May 1962 a pair of would-be writers were each sentenced to six…

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Michael Boyd and Vikki Heywood to Leave RSC in 2012 by Brian Scott Lipton

Michael Boyd and Vikki Heywood will step down from their respective roles as Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company by the end of 2012. No successors have …

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Theater review: Avant-garde staging of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” features radical casting

In Lee Breuer’s avant-garde staging of Henrik Ibsen’s landmark “A Doll’s House,” Nora — the wife who famously walks out on her husband — practically has to crawl to look up at …

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News: Cool Hand Luke Posts Closing Notices at Aldwych, 19 Nov

Cool Hand Luke has posted closing notices at the West End's Aldwych Theatre for 19 November 2011. The play, adapted from Donn Pearce's 1965 novel, had initially been booking to 7 January 201…

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Listening Party for Matt Zarley's "Change Begins With Me" Will Benefit BC/EFA by Andrew Gans and Michael Giola

Instinct Magazine will celebrate the release of singer-songwriter and stage actor Matt Zarley's latest CD, "Change Begins With Me," with a listening party Nov. 8 at Here Lounge…

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PHOTO FLASH: Bill Cosby, Chita Rivera, Mark Nadler at Art Start's Laugh, Sing, Dance! Benefit by Andy Propst

Bill Cosby, Chita Rivera and Mark Nadler were the headline performers of Laugh, Sing, Dance!, a benefit for Art Start at Town Hall, Thursday, October 13. Art Start is an organization that a…

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Broadway Basketball with LYSISTRATA JONES (VIDEO)

Chris Mullin, the retired N.B.A. All-Star, plays host at a basketball camp for the cast of the coming Broadway musical “Lysistrata Jones.”

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‘Footloose’: Dancing lets off steam, loses heat of original film by Sarah Kaufman

Back in 1984, the news hit the dance doubles hard: “Footloose” was going to have more story than dancing. But that choice has served fans of the original film well — we got more of Kev…

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Michael Holland's Putting a Spell on Broadway: An Interview by Rodney Sexton

Several years ago, a friend insisted I had to see Gashole. I actually misread his e-mail invitation as Gash Ole. Turns out, it was not a Mexican drag act. I was too sick to go to the theatre…

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Trevor Project Benefit Performance at HOW TO SUCCEED... by How To Succeed In Business (Without Really Trying)

Trevor Project Benefit Performance at HOW TO SUCCEED... On Thursday, October 6th there was be a special fundraising performance of HOW TO SUCCEED... for The Trevor Project, which received: …

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The Blue Flower Blooms Off-Broadway as Previews Begin by Broadway.com

The new musical The Blue Flower, starring Broadway favorites Teal Wicks, Sebastian Arcelus and Marc Kudisch, begins previews on October 14 at Second Stage Theatre. The Jim and Ruth Bauer-cre…

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Allen, Coen and May: 3 Wits, One Show (New York Times)

THE producers of “Relatively Speaking” (which opens at the Brooks Atkinson on Oct. 20) have asked me to conduct an in-depth interview with Ethan Coen and Woody Allen, with whom i…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Performs on The Rosie Show! by BroadwayWorld TV

The cast of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT made an appearance on OWN Network's new talk show, 'The Rosie Show', starring Rosie O'Donnell. The cast performed a medley of It's Raining Men and …

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Jason Graae Loves Jerry Herman by Michael Portantiere

In musical theater land, 2010 was all about Stephen Sondheim, as we all celebrated his life and work during his 80th birthday year. And now it's time to honor another great composer/lyricist…

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Performing Arts Are Big-Screen Business

When the Metropolitan Opera started broadcasting its performances live in high definition back in 2006, it sparked what is now a maturing modern industry than spans artistic genres.

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Made in the Berkshires festival ties up a range of art forms by Jeremy D. Goodwin

Friday October 14, 2011 PITTSFIELD Film, dance, music, poetry, short stories, theater -- the range of art forms making up the inaugural Made

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Betty Buckley at Feinstein's at Loews Regency by Adaumbelle

The time to see Betty Buckley's new cabaret show "Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway" is now! Come see Betty live on stage at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in NYC until October 29! In this new show…

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'Stories' has the write stuff by Jenna Scherer

Not all that much happens in the cozy, book-strewn Manhattan living room that serves as the setting of New Repertory...

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To Kill a Mockingbird: Stepping up to the bar by Peter Filichia

It’s a daunting task to play lawyer Atticus Finch in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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Busting Out!: Mammary, How I Love Ya How I Love Ya

Courtesy Busting Out!Emma Powell and Bev Killick​Also check out this week's Stage Features on John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown and Catherine Trieschmann's How The World Began; plus all the ca…

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Marilyn Maye Will Sing Jerry Herman Tunes in New Feinstein's Show by Andrew Gans

Grammy-nominated singer Marilyn Maye will celebrate the 80th birthday of composer-lyricist Jerry Herman during her upcoming engagement at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.

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Photo Flash: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Makes its St. Petersburg Premiere by BroadwayWorld

Lisa McMillan leads the st. Petersburg premiere of August Osage County for the Palladium, and the St. Petersburg Times created a portrait of the actress in character. Check it out below

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Photo Coverage: THE MOUNTAINTOP Theatre Arrivals & After Party by Walter McBride

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, opened last night, October …

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Richard Foreman by George Hunka

One of the revolutions theorized in a new Theatre of Revolt must be a revolution not only in society or politics, but also in the realm of consciousness: in the perspective from which one se…

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Billie Joe Armstrong Considering Robert Pattinson for AMERICAN IDIOT? by BroadwayWorld

Based on Green Day's groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong and the band collaborated with one of the theatre's most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-w…

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Photo Coverage: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Open THE MOUNTAINTOP by Walter McBride

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, opened last night, October …

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NYMF 2011 Review #4: Kiki Baby by Gil

KIKI I want all the dolls in the world. MOTHER Yes, I will give you all that, and I'm sure it won't make you spoiled at all. STROKE-RIDDEN GRANDMA WWWWAAAAIIIILLLL. KIKI I want unlimited can…

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Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway Racks Up Multi-Million Dollar Advance by Andrew Gans

The Boy from Oz has yet to begin performances, but the limited engagement of Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway has a $6 million advance, according to the New York Post.

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Gillian Bevan, Deka Walmsley, et al. to Join London Cast of Billy Elliot the Musical by Andy Propst

Updated casting has been announced for Billy Elliot the Musical, playing at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre. As of November 14, the role of Billy will be played by Ryan Collinso…

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Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam to Star in Coward's Hay Fever at London's Coward Theatre by Mark Shenton

Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam will star in a new production of Noël Coward's Hay Fever that will begin performances Feb. 10, 2012, at the London theatre that bears the playwrigh…

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Ann Emery Returns to West End's Billy Elliot; Gillian Bevan and Deka Walmsley to Join Cast by Mark Shenton

Ann Emery, who originated the role of Gandma in the original production of Billy Elliot at London's Victoria Palace in 2005 and stayed with the show for five years before leaving in 2010…

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West End's Mamma Mia! to Move to the Novello Theatre in September 2012 by Andy Propst

The long-running London production of the hit musical Mamma Mia! will move to the West End's Novello Theatre on September 6, 2012. The production will continue playing at Prince of Wal…

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Peggy Pickit Sees The Face Of God: Probably the best play I’ve worked on so far by Michael Wheeler

by Michael Wheeler I realize it is a little strange as the Co-Artistic Director of Praxis Theatre and Editor of praxistheatre.com to publish a blog post about the best play I’ve worked…

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West End's Mamma Mia! to Change Theatres in 2012 by Mark Shenton

The original West End production of Mamma Mia! will move to its third West End address in September 2012.

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Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Northam, et al. Set for West End Revival of Hay Fever by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Lindsay Duncan will star alongside Olivia Colman, Jeremy Northam, and Jeremy Northam in Noel Coward's Hay Fever, to run February 10-June 2 at the West End's Noel …

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Bill T. Jones to Speak in New Haven Before Final "Fela!"

Tony award winning director-choreographer Bill T. Jones will be conducting a pre-show question-and-answer session Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m., just prior to the final show at 2 p.m. of the r…

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Goodbye Barcelona to Play London's Arcola Theatre by Andy Propst

Goodbye Barcelona, a new musical, will run November 24-December 23 at the Arcola Theatre. Karen Rabinowitz will direct and choreograph the production. The show, with book by Judith Johnson…

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News: Ann Emery Returns to Billy Elliot in New Cast, from 14 Nov

Gillian Bevan and Deka Walmsley will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad from 14 November, with Ann Emery returning play Grandma, the role she originated in 2005 …

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The Shakers Onstage In Martha Clarke's 'Angel Reapers'

Choreographer Collaborates With Alfred Uhry For Show Playing At Jorgensen   Follow CT Lifestyle & Entertainment News On The Courant's Features Buzz Facebook PageMartha Clarke opens t…

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Seven days on stage – in pictures by Alistair Smith

The Beatles hit the West End, SuBo limbers up for showtime and Beyoncé boogies into a plagiarism row. The Stage's Alistair Smith on this week's big theatre newsAlistair Smith

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CBS Buys Aasif Mandvi Project by Brian Scott Lipton

CBS has bought a new comedy project from actor and writer Aasif Mandvi. Mandvi will write and star in the series, in which he would play a recently divorced marriage counselor. Mandvi won…

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THE MOUNTAINTOP – staring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett by Oscar E Moore

Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson give electrifying performances, igniting the dialogue and setting the stage of the Bernard Jacobs Theatre afire in the provocative, wildly imaginative, e…

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BWW TV: First Look at THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Tour! by BroadwayWorld TV

The national tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams is now on tour. Check out the first…

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Quien lo probo, lo sabe/Those Who Taste It, Know by Rosalind Lacy

Love! How do you define it? An insane passion kept Lope de Vega (1562-1635) churning out plays, sometimes a play a day. Nothing could stop this 17th century genius, once called “a monster …

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How old is Shakespeare's Iago? by Daniel Rosenthal

Iago, the great deceiver of Othello, is 28 according to Shakespeare – but actors have a habit of tweaking the lines ...Watching Dominic West's superb performance as Shakespeare's consummat…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Duncan gets 'Hay Fever'

Legit News: Northam, McNally, Colman co-star in Coward comedy -- Lindsay Duncan will headline a new West End revival of Noel Coward's comedy "Hay Fever" from Feb. 10 next year.

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Review: Third Floor ***

It's a situation that most London flat-dwellers have experienced at some point - a neighbour does something annoying, like leaving their rubbish outside their door or making noise in the ear…

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Lindsay Duncan to Lead HAY FEVER at the Noel Coward Theatre by BroadwayWorld

According to a report from The Daily Mail, actress Lindsay Duncan, a two-time Olivier winner, will lead Noel Coward's HAY FEVER at the theatre named for the playwright himself.

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Two Blasts From the Past by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Back in the 1990s in L.A., I got to know a brilliant singer/songwriter, Kevin Ray, at several open mikes, chiefly Highland Grounds' "Open Mind" Wednesdays; we who plied our tunes on piano, a…

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The Mountaintop by Theasy.com

Jacobs Theatre, Broadway By Terra Vetter BOTTOM LINE: A play about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which leans more towards sentimental far-fetched fable than historical reflection. Taki…

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Ticket Offer: £5 tickets to see Marat/Sade by The Royal Shakespeare Company by A Younger Theatre

Want to attend the press night of Marat/Sade at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon? Well, here is your chance, as we are offering you to attend the press night with a £5 t…

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Review: Season’s Greetings by Chloe Ravat

If, by any chance you happened to read my last review, you will have discovered that I am, to my own detriment, quite the EastEnders fan. So when I heard that two of its popular characters, …

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Review: The Fairy Queen by Lori Hopkins

Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is a lighthearted opera that uses text from an anonymous source based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The setting is nineteenth-century mental ins…

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Challenges Ahead for Cathy Malloy, Guv's Wife, As New Arts Council CEO

Sought Ethics Advice for $165,000 Hartford GigAs I worked the phones talking to area arts leaders about the appointment of Cathy Malloy -- who also happens to be First Lady of the state as…

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BWW's On This Day - October 14, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Time Out New York Review: The Mountaintop by David Cote

Katori Hall's starry Broadway debut mixes historical realism and something a bit more cosmic.

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Review: The Mountaintop at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

Samuel L. Jackson makes an impressive Broadway debut Katori Hall's faction about Martin Luther King's last night on earth.

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Man and Boy by Lesley Alexander

‘Liquidity and confidence’ is the motto of Gregor Antonescu - the Bernie Madoff of the nineteen thirties – featured as the leading character in the Roundabout’s revival of "Man and B…

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See The Ladykillers at the Gielgud Theatre

Get top-price tickets to see the celebrated Ealing comedy The Ladykillers at the Gielgud Theatre, plus enjoy a three-course dinner with a glass of champagne at The Ritz Restaurant for …

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fallFRINGE opens November 1st; we talk about Good Girls, Ellery Hollow and Hugo Ball by Ryan Taylor

Pretty soon, every season will be Fringe Season. What once was solely a summer phenomenon has blossomed into an all-year producing organization. This November, FallFRINGE is back! This year…

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Blog: Crazy Cast Join WOS Theatregoers for Post-Show Chat

Last night (13 October 2011) 100 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers, drinks in hand, settled into their seats for an evening of classic Gershwin numbers, tap dancing and colourful costumes as Reg…

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The Original Alice by Trav S. D.

Today is the birthday of Pert Kelton; among many other credits, she was the original Alice in The Honeymooners. For the full bio on her go here. To learn more about the roots of variety ente…

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Friday Roundup: Getting Dressed Up for Wal-Mart by Don Hall

****Well Lookee Here!Last month, I performed my first story at The Moth (in their second Chicago location over at Haymarket Pub on Randolph).  Apparently, I wasn't supposed to record it…

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Review: Saved ****

Let’s get one thing clear. Nearly 50 years on, Saved still has the power to shock. Rarely have I been so aware of the silence in an auditorium as the one that followed the ending of th…

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Saved, Lyric Hammersmith by David Benedict

Given that Edward Bond, that most austere of playwrights, has refused to allow a London production of his most notorious play Saved for over a quarter of a century, it’s neither surprising…

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Thurs, Oct 20 @ 6 P:M: Daniel Talbott & Jessica Bauman direct moments from The Amish Project, Milk, Birthday and Nobody at The Drama Book Shop by Drama Book Shop

Inspired! Samuel French Celebrates New Plays by Emily DeVoti, Jessica Dickey, and Crystal Skillman Daniel Talbott and Jessica Bauman direct moments from The Amish Project, Milk, Birthday a…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Stars of Vaudeville #371: Clarence Muse by Trav S. D.

Today is the birthday of Hollywood character actor Clarence Muse (1889-1979). Like Paul Robeson, he possessed a law degree, but the prejudices of the times made it of little use. so he went …

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From the archive, originally published 14 October 1936: Mr Wells tells his guests he hates being 70 by John Maynard Keynes

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 14 October 1936FLEET STREET, TUESDAYNobody can live the full and eager life that Mr. H. G. Wells has lived without accumulating a few frien…

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Karen Zacarias on her Book Club Play by John Barry

“when opening night comes … it’s like the play’s going out the door to go to college, and I’m giving it one more apple and one more kiss.”  When I finally reached DC pla…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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News: Lindsay Duncan Gets Hay Fever in West End, 23 Feb

Lindsay Duncan will play Judith Bliss a new West End production of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever next year, the first time a Coward play has be revived in the theatre since it was refurbishe…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 04:58AM

John Mullan's 10 of the best by John Mullan

Appropriate deaths - what have we missed?BarabasIn Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta, the murderously ingenious Barabas has prepared a booby-trap for Calymath, but Ferneze finds out abo…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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News: Lindsay Duncan Gets Hay Fever in West End, 10 Feb

Lindsay Duncan will play Judith Bliss a new West End production of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever next year, according to the Daily Mail. The production, which is directed by Howard Davies, …

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 03:23AM
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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News: Mamma Mia! Moves from Prince of Wales to Novello, Aug 2012

ABBA musical Mamma Mia! will make the move to its third West End home when it transfers to the Novello Theatre from August 2012. The smash hit musical, which was written by Catherine Johnso…

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News: Mamma Mia! Moves from Prince of Wales to Novello, Sep 2012

ABBA musical Mamma Mia! will make the move to its third West End home when it transfers to the Novello Theatre from September 2012. The smash hit musical, which was written by Catherine Joh…

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A Late Thursday Thought

In honor of the late great Lenny Bruce whose birthday would have been today. This is an audio recording of the routine after his famous obscenity bust. Happy Birthday, Lenny and well blah bl…

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Chita Rivera, Bill Cosby and Mark Nadler: Laugh, Sing and Dance A Benefit For Art Start!

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 of Corine's Corner and the soon to…

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Friday, October 14, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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The No. 1 Reason To See: The Lyons by Jesse North

Although it’s been written so many times, the new play The Lyons makes the statement ring truer than ever: You cannot choose your family. The titular clan is gathered at the hospital bedsi…

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Every night is Date Night at the Denver Center by John Moore

Looking for love in show places? Every night, it seems, is Date Night at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. But the Denver Center's two newest romantic offerings — the similarly title…

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Do You Know Where Your Children Are? by Sam Hurwitt

Show #96: Bellwether, Marin Theatre Company, October 11. I reviewed Steve Yockey’s creepy new play at Marin Theatre Company for today’s Marin Independent Journal, so go over yond…

Linked From The Idiolect at 01:28AM

British Equity Seeks Power To Go After Employers For Underpayment

"Equity is calling for the right to launch employment tribunal cases on behalf of members who have been underpaid, claiming individuals are too 'afraid of damaging their employment prospects…

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Theater And Horrifying Parents (A Beautiful Combo)

"There they go again, stealing the spotlight from their cowed and embittered progeny, the unforgivable but unforgettable monsters Mom and Dad. These Freudian demons have been showing up all …

Linked From ArtsJournal at 01:09AM

Rent Icon Adam Pascal on High Notes, Secret Affairs (!) and Why Memphis Lives in Him by Broadway.com

Guess who Adam Pascal hooked up with while starring in Rent? Host Paul Wontorek (who knows just about every Broadway tale worth repeating) couldn’t help being surprised when the Tony-n…

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'So You Think You Can Dance' winner didn't want to be front-runner

"So You Think You Can Dance" winner Melanie Moore never saw herself as the likely champ on the show this year, despite everyone else's predictions.

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The Ides of October by Peter Filichia

Doesn’t time fly? The month is already half-gone, and we’re now at the Ides of October. You’d think that the powers-that-be would have released the film The Ides of March e…

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Well, THEY Began It! by Peter Filichia

Fifty years ago this week, critics were seeing a film about which they’d rave: West Side Story. The next week, audiences would begin to embrace it, and the following April, the Academy…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:01AM

The Mountaintop staring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett on B'way by Oscar E. Moore

Wildly imaginative, extremely funny and poignant these two stars shine over Broadway. Director Kenny Leon has supplied a spectacular and inspirational finish to this fantasy of Dr. King's l…

Linked From Talk Entertainment at 01:00AM
Friday, October 14, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Ticket giveaway: The Judy Show by Jesse North

Stage Rush things you could use a good night of laughing at the theater, so we’re giving away three free pairs of tickets to see the off-Broadway comedy The Judy Show. Emmy-winning com…

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Quantum Theatre premieres a poignant 'Affair'

"The End of the Affair" is a terrific play. But what sort of a play is it? Start with the title, which naturally makes us wonder what went wrong. You expect something like a psychological my…

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Review: The Mountaintop by Frank Scheck

One of history’s greatest ironies is that Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his soaring “I’ve have been to the mountaintop” speech on the very night before his death.…

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Beautiful Girls by Francis

Although I love all theater, I have a soft, melty, mushy spot for musical theater (I was once memorably harangued by a neighbor in the hi-rise I used to live in for singing showtunes at nigh…

Linked From From the Ledge at 12:37AM

It’s a long night’s journey into King’s life by Elisabeth Vincentelli

It’s a stormy night in Memphis on April 3, 1968, and Martin Luther King Jr. has only a few hours left to live. Earlier that evening, he delivered his famous “I’ve been to the mountaint…

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Jackman hits the jackpot by Michael Riedel

Better, stronger, faster -- Hugh Jackman is Broadway’s $6 million dollar man! His one-man show -- “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway” -- doesn’t open until Nov. 10, but he’s already p…

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Ashley Brown Leads New York Pops Irving Berlin Tribute Tonight by BroadwayWorld

On October 14, 2011 at 800pm, The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular music with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - celebrates the music of Irving Berlin in a …

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TICK TICK…BOOM! (DOMA THEATRE): 100% – SWEET

SWEET For those who don’t believe a 99-seat theatre on a Hollywood side street can put on a quality show, you’re about to be pleasantly surprised. With a title like Tick Tick Boom, some …

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Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Return to Broadway After 20 Years (or More) Away by Roger Friedman

What a night on Broadway: “The Mountaintop” opened, with incendiary performances from Samuel L. Jackson respectively as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Angela Bassett as a maid (…

Linked From ShowBiz 411 at 12:26AM

DIVA TALK: A Chat With Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy-Winning Life Without Makeup Star Rita Moreno by Andrew Gans

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Memphis Takes Its Sounds on the Road by Sheryl Flatow

Memphis, the Broadway musical, begins its national tour in — where else? — Memphis, a city with a complicated racial and musical past.

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Today in Theatre History: OCTOBER 14 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Sam Maher and Ernio Hernandez

1893 Lillian Gish, film acting pioneer whose Broadway career lasted from 1913 to 1976, is born today. Her stage shows will include Camille, The Trip to Bountiful and several versions of Uncl…

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New Musical It Shoulda Been You, With Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Howard McGillin, Opens at George Street by Andrew Gans

The George Street Playhouse's 2011-2012 season-launcher, the new musical It Shoulda Been You, which features direction by Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, officially opens at the New Jerse…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Joel Rooks Says Goodnight Gracie at Off-Broadway's St. Luke's Beginning Oct. 14 by Michael Gioia

Joel Rooks, who starred in the recent national tour of Say Goodnight Gracie: The Life, Laughter & Love of George Burns, reprises his performance as George Burns at Off-Broadway's St.…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Chris Lemmon Remembers Father Jack Lemmon in Twist of Lemmon, NYC Cabaret Show, Oct. 14 by Kenneth Jones

Actor-writer Chris Lemmon, son of Hollywood star Jack Lemmon, shares his memories and his original music in a new one-man show, Twist of Lemmon: A Musical Memoir, at 7 PM Oct. 14 at the Metr…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Roundabout's Suicide, Incorporated, With Gabriel Ebert, James McMenamin, Jake O'Connor, Begins Oct. 14 by Kenneth Jones

Andrew Hinderaker's dark comedy Suicide, Incorporated, featuring Mike DiSalvo, Gabriel Ebert, Corey Hawkins, James McMenamin, Toby Leonard Moore and Jake O'Connor, begins Oct. 1…

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PBS Arts Festival Kicks Off Oct. 14 With Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, Hosted by Rainn Wilson by Michael Gioia

Rainn Wilson (London Assurance, The Tempest) hosts the first episode of PBS' multi-platform arts festival, "PBS Arts from Minnesota: Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore," w…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Stephen Rowe and Oscar Nominee Haley Joel Osment Paint Philly Red Starting Oct. 14 by Kenneth Jones

Academy Award nominee Haley Joel Osment of "The Sixth Sense" and "Pay It Forward" plays opposite Broadway veteran Stephen Rowe in the resident Philadelphia production of …

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Memphis Tour, Starring Bryan Fenkart and Felicia Boswell, Launches Oct. 14 in Namesake City by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Memphis, the 1950's-set musical tracing an interracial love affair and the tumultuous world of the music industry, launches its national tour Oct…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Off-Broadway's Blue Flower, a Tale of Artists and Lovers, Blossoms in First Preview Oct. 14 by Kenneth Jones

The Blue Flower, the new musical about artists and thinkers in the first part of the 20th century, begins previews Oct. 14 at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre. The cast includes Sebas…

Linked From Playbill at 12:09AM

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama Clybourne Park Begins at Trinity Rep Oct. 14 by Adam Hetrick

Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, which takes a page from Lorraine Hansberry's Tony and Pulitzer-winning classic A Raisin in the Sun, begins performances Oct.…

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Rocky Horror Show Takes Over A.R.T.'s Oberon Oct. 14 by Adam Hetrick

Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans take the American Repertory Theater's Club Oberon through a time warp with The Rocky Horror Show, beginning Oct. 14 in Cambridge, MA.

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Tony-Nominated Motherf**ker with the Hat Makes Regional Debut at TheaterWorks Oct. 14 by Adam Hetrick

Stephen Adly Guirgis' Tony-nominated play Motherf**ker with the Hat makes its U.S. regional premiere Oct. 14 at Hartford's TheaterWorks.

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A Special Jeff for a Critic

Hedy Weiss, the longtime and indefatigable theater and dance critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, is to receive a special Joseph Jefferson Award in November in recognition of her years of covera…

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The No. 1 Reason To See: The Mountaintop by Jesse North

There are three larger-than-life personalities on stage in Katori Hall’s two-person play, The Mountaintop: Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Of course, Jack…

Linked From Stage Rush at 12:08AM

The Friday Five, October 14, 2011 by The Charlebois Post

Five Comments Actors Love To Hear After a PerformanceJust saw someone you know perform in a play? Struggling to think of something to say about it? Well turn that struggle upside down into a…

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La MaMa 50th Anniversary World Block Party by Andy Horwitz

La MaMa celebrates 50 years with a World Block Party on Sunday October 16 from 2-6PM.

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'The Mountaintop' Attracts a More Diverse Audience to Broadway by Abbie Fentress Swanson

Although the number of African American audience members has increased slightly on Broadway in the past decade, black ticketholders still make up the smallest percentage of the Great White W…

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Review: BAIT 'N' SWISH and GRAPEFRUIT

Martin Denton reviews two excellent shows at StageLeft Studio

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