Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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'Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway' opens at Broadhurst by Joe Dziemianowicz

A giddy love-in has taken over the Broadhurst Theatre, where “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway” opened last night for a limited run through Jan. 1.

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Creating a new Romeo and Juliet by Michael Crabb

Swords will be flashing and hearts enraptured on Wednesday night as the National Ballet of Canada launches its 60th anniversary season with a new production of the Prokofiev-scored tale of t…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway

Legit Reviews: The evening, seemingly assembled out of the star's grab-bag of song favorites, demands Jackman's all, and he surpasses expectations.

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Calle 13 dominates Latin Grammys by Maite Junco, Maite Junco

The Puerto Rican urban music duo Calle 13 dominated the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards Thursday night winning six out of the record 10 awards they were up for in the early part of the show.

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TOP HAT to Make West End Debut in April; Summer Strallen and Tom Chambers to Star by BroadwayWorld

TOP HAT will make its West End debut at the Aldwych Theatre with Summer Strallen and Tom Chambers in the lead roles beginning April 19, according to The Daily Mail.

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TT: That wild and crazy Messiah

In today's Wall Street Journal I report on three shows, the Broadway revival of Godspell, the Public Theater production of...

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BWW TV Video Flash: Hugh Jackman's Opening Night Curtain Call! by Broadway Beat

The Tony award-winning Hugh Jackman has returned to Broadway in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre which opened tonight, November 10th. Can't get enough of everyone's f…

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Review: Iron Curtain by Sandy MacDonald

Prospect Theater Company revives this hilarious musical about two song-and-dance men conscripted to Moscow during the Cold War.

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Review: Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway by Andy Propst

The Tony Award-winning star's two-hour singing-and-dancing extravaganza is simply astonishing.

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Review: Radiance by Jonas Schwartz

Anna Gunn gives an excellent performance as Marie Curie in Alan Alda's new play at the Geffen Playhouse.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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StubHub hires director for UK resale site launch

Ticket resale marketplace StubHub has begun ramping up for its upcoming launch into the United Kingdom's secondary ticket market.Within the past couple of weeks, the company added Brigitte R…

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Guest Picks: Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss her role in the Broadway production of "Other Desert Cities." She also revealed her love of Mel Brooks. What have you read…

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'Spider-Man' actor hurt during Peter Parker debut

NEW YORK (AP) -- An actor making his Broadway debut as Peter Parker during matinees of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been injured during a performance but is expected to return to …

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Performa 11 Presents: Simon Fujiwara, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," at Abrons Art Center

Japanese-British artist Simon Fujiwara's Performa commission, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," is a semi-autobiographical "epic narrative" in three acts. The first act takes place in his hometown, …

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Jennifer Lim Challenges Ethnic Stereotypes in 'Chinglish' by Simi Horwitz

Jennifer Lim still can't quite believe her journey with David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish," which bowed at the Longacre Theater on Broadway on Oct. 27.

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Alex Lacamoire Brings It Together for 'Bring It On: The Musical' by Melinda Loewenstein

Alex Lacamoire, the music supervisor on the new "Bring It On: The Musical" (running Oct. 30 to Dec. 10 at the Ahmanson Theatre), describes his job as the "traffic control center of the mu…

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FORD’S PARTNERS WITH MIRIAM’S KITCHEN ON DONATION DRIVE THROUGH PERFORMANCES OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" by Media Center

Washington, D.C.—The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the cast of the 2011 production of A Christmas Carol is partnering with Miriam’s Kitchen to create a donation drive inspired …

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Theater review: 'The Romance of Magno Rubio' at [Inside] the Ford

This arresting take on Carlos Bulosan's celebrated short story about a migrant Filipino farm worker in Depression-era California conveys inspired kinetic craft.This arresting take on Carlos …

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Theatre review: 'The Language Archive' at East West Players

If marriage is a long plane ride, do you share the window or strand your mate in the middle seat? Such dilemmas define Julia Cho's sweet, meandering comedy now in revival at East West Player…

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Theater review: ‘Esther’s Moustache’ at Studio/Stage Theatre by Philip Brandes

Philip Brandes reviews Laurel Ollstein’s comedy, “Esther’s Moustache,” at the Studio/Stage Theatre.

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Theater review: 'Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie' at Geffen Playhouse by Charles McNulty

"'Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie," a new play by actor Alan Alda, opens at the Geffen Playhouse

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Theatre review: 'The Language Archive' at East West Players by Charlotte Stoudt

Charlotte Stoudt reviews the revival of Julia Cho's "The Language Archives" at East West Players. A Los Angeles Times review.

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Theater review: 'The Romance of Magno Rubio' at [Inside] the Ford by David Nichols

David C. Nichols reviews the PAE Live! production of "The Romance of Magno Rubio," performed in both English and Tagalog at [Inside] the Ford.

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Theater review: 'House of Gold' at the Atwater Village Theatre by Kathy Foley

F. Kathleen Foley reviews 'House of Gold' at the Atwater Village Theatre.

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Big changes coming to NJPAC by Peggy McGlone

The new CEO at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center didn't take long to shake things up

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A Drinking Game at Molly Malone's: Actors Perform Live Readings of Classic Movies. While Drinking. Chaos Ensues.

Simone PazBrett Schlank, left, Natalie Lynch and & Tara Jayn, producers of A Drinking Game​Never let it be said that the actors in A Drinking Game refused to suffer for their craft. A…

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THE X FACTOR: The Final 11 Results Show! by Jennie Mamary

It's that time again, people- the results show The competition was fierce last night as the contestants sang songs from movie soundtracks. Everyone stepped it up, but only 10 can move on. Am…

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Fuse Classical Music Review: The NCCO at The Worcester Music Festival by Arts Fuse Editor

The New Century Chamber Orchestra's ability to vividly bring to life music of delicate character was on full display in this concert, part of the 152nd Worcester Music Festival.

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Sunny day: "Avenue Q" gets its first Denver address by John Moore Denver Post Theater Critic

You already know how to get to Sesame Street, but the route to Avenue Q is straight down 17th Avenue, where the little Vintage Theatre is about to stage Colorado's first homegrown version of

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Hugh Jackman is back, and we're glad

The title, "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway," is precise but a little misleading. When Jackman was here the first time, he was an Australian action movie-star hunk who made a smashing Broadwa…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Our Leading Lady (Project 891 Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Charles Busch's "Our Leading Lady" is an unusual and unexpectedly funny play, light-hearted and yet historically provocative, pulled off with a wry smile and a wink. If nothing else I’d go…

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"Collapse" needs a bit of scaffolding by John Moore Denver Post Theater Critic

Review: The premise could not be more earth-shaking — or anachronistic: A wild, comic romp set against the horror of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge disaster that killed 13 and inju…

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Broadway Artists Alliance Announces Telly Leung, Andra McArdle and Christopher J. Hanke to Lead Master Classes by BroadwayWorld

Broadway Artists Alliance has announced instructors for their December Master Classes.

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Song, dance and meat pies: Hugh Jackman can do it all on Broadway

At one telling moment in his fascinating, ticket-driving new solo show, "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway," the impossibly handsome Australian action-movie star gives us a snapshot of his Down…

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Iron Curtain by Suzy Evans

Cara Reichel has meticulously helmed this hilarious throwback to the Golden Age of musicals, and the production and the work give hope for the fate of the American tuner.

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Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway: Theater Review by David Rooney

Two hours of pure pleasure with someone who clearly loves being onstage.

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Becoming @BroadwayGirlNYC... Again by BroadwayGirlNYC

Have I been a bad BroadwayGirlBefore November 5, the last show I saw was Sister Act in September, which at the time was the last production I needed to see before I could celebrate the fact …

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV: Around the Broadway World - Outside the Box, You Must Be Joking, Jordan Roth, 11 Year Old Mallory and More! by Craig Brockman

Check out BroadwayWorld TV's Around the BroadwayWorld for 117 featuring Outside the Box - Episode 1, 'You Must Be Joking' Music Video, Fly Fly Away from Catch Me if you Can... Mallory Becht…

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Actress Phyllis Love dies

Legit News: Appeared on Broadway, in Wyler's 'Friendly Persuasion' -- Stage and screen actress Phyllis Love, who appeared in "The Member of the Wedding," "The Rose Tattoo" and "The Country G…

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Hamlet

Legit Reviews: Led into the back of the reconfigured theater for Ian Rickson's production of "Hamlet," audiences are told to switch off mobile electronic equipment because it could interfere…

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Hugh Jackman gives it his all in his one-man show by Mark Kennedy

Early in a recent performance of Hugh Jackman's one-man show, an elderly woman in the center of the front row caught his eye.

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

Will Metro-adjacent theaters get a boost from the increased frequency of evening trains? Wicked returns again to the Pantages, while the Ahmanson loses Funny Girl. Bets Malone cannot escape …

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Review Roundup: HUGH JACKMAN BACK ON BROADWAY - Updating Live! by BroadwayWorld

The Tony award-winning Hugh Jackman has returned to Broadway in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre. Jackman brings the one-man concert show to New York for a 10-week en…

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NY Review: 'Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway' by Erik Haagensen

Is there anyone else in show business today who can levitate an audience the way Hugh Jackman is doing right now in his not-exactly-one-man musical show at the Broadhurst Theatre?

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OTSL soprano Corinne Winters wins Mable Dorn Reeder prize

Opera Theatre of St. Louis has announced that soprano Corinne Winters will be the first recipient of the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Prize.

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Manon, Royal Opera House, London

The leads in Kenneth MacMillan's Manon are coveted roles in the Royal Ballet's repertory, with passionate duets, decadence and death for dancers to get their teeth into. This was a strong do…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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'Spider-Man' actor hurt during Peter Parker debut

An actor making his Broadway debut as Peter Parker during matinees of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been injured during a performance but is expected to return to fly again.

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Theater Review | '__ Done Broke': ‘___ Done Broke’ at Bushwick Starr - Review by Andy Webster

In “__ Done Broke,” at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn, D. J. Mendel plays a drunk who ruefully recalls better days.

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Theater Listings for Nov. 11-17 by The New York Times

A selected guide to theater performances in New York, including previews and openings.

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Theater Review | 'Dreamless Land' : Julia Jarcho’s ‘Dreamless Land’ - Review by Rachel Saltz

In “Dreamless Land,” written and directed by Julia Jarcho, comedy and menace compete.

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Mining Gay Pulp Novels for Posing Strip Pirates by Michael Van Duzer

The ship ahoy at Eclectic Company Theatre is a revival of Michael Van Duzer's Posing Strip Pirates, a parody of the gay pulp novels of the '50s and '60s. Van Duzer writes about the liberatin…

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Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton to Reprise Chichester Production of Sweeney Todd at West End's Adelphi Theatre by Mark Shenton

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton will reprise their performances in the recent Chichester Festival Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd at the West End&…

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On Stage Now: Venus in Fur by Emma Miller

This week, David Ives’ Venus in Fur opened at Manhattan Theatre Club's Friedman Theatre for a limited run, with Nina Arianda playing opposite British actor Hugh Dancy.  The show opened Of…

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Theater Listings 11.11.11

OPENING ALL CHILDISH THINGS. Hubris Productions presents Joseph Zettelmaier’s tale of a heist gone wrong. Preview Nov. 11. Opens Nov. 12, 8 pm. Thu-Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 3 pm. $25. To Dec. 17. G…

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'Mars' hits the road

Legit News: Emery to produce North American stage version -- Emery Entertainment has sealed multiyear exclusive rights in the U.S. and Canada to the stage version of "Men Are From Mars, Wome…

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2011 Education Centerpiece (back to dreaming big) by Laurie Baskin

“But the overwhelming fact—the thing that just colors me happy—is that education directors, theatre artists involved in arts learning and artistic directors convened and discussed and …

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Were Word of Mouth Reviewers Smitten by Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway? by Broadway.com

Hugh Jackman has wowed crowds as the host of the Tony and Academy Awards, thrilled action movie audiences with the X-Men franchise and now he's returning to the stage with new solo show …

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Hugh Jackman, back? He IS Broadway by Peter Marks

NEW YORK — For proof that life’s unfair, consider the case of Hugh Jackman. The guy’s in the 99th percentile of, like, everything. He’s dashing, rugged, rich, well-mannered, famous, …

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Ghost The Musical to Arrive On Broadway March 15; Pre-Sale Announced by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway production of Ghost The Musical, the romantic London stage production based on the 1990 film of the same title, will begin Broadway previews March 15, 2012, at the Lunt-Fon…

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PHOTO FLASH: Jonathan Groff, Nico Muhly, Rufus Wainwright, et al. at Opening of Dark Sisters by Dan Bacalzo

Composer Nico Muhly and librettist Stephen Karam's new opera, Dark Sisters -- presented by Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and Opera Company of Philadelphia -- opened on Wedne…

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Ghost The Musical to Arrive On Broadway March 15; Presale Announced by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway production of Ghost The Musical, the romantic London stage production based on the 1990 film of the same title, will begin Broadway previews March 15, 2012, at the Lunt-Fon…

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Gremlin's 'Julie' crackles with real life

REVIEW: An authentic setting heightens the drama in a staging that sizzles with chemistry and great acting.

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Festen, Barbican Pit Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Family occasions can be fraught affairs, as playwrights from Harold Pinter to Alan Ayckbourn have convincingly proved, but the mother of all family meltdown dramas must be Thomas Vinterberg…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Actor takes Shakespeare to schools, to audiences and to heart

Michael Perkins stars in 'Cruel To Be Kind' and 'Murdering Marlowe'

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Billy Crystal to Host 84th Annual Academy Awards by Adam Hetrick

Tony and Emmy Winner Billy Crystal will step in for Eddie Murphy as the host of the 84th Academy Awards, according to the New York Times.

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2012 Line-up for Under the Radar Festival Announced by Dan Bacalzo

The Public Theater has announced the line-up for the eighth annual Under the Radar Festival, to be held at the Public and at partner venues around the city, January 4-15, 2012. The festiva…

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"The 2010-2011 Silver Palm Awards" by John Lariviere

"The Silver Palm Awards are presented annually to those who've made an outstanding contribution to the South Florida theater season" explains Silver Palm Awards Chairman, Tony Finstrom

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PHOTO CALL: Andy Karl, Betsy Wolfe, Lauren Kennedy, John Tartaglia and More Sing "Out Of Context" at Birdland by Lucas Lilieholm

Yellow Sound Label released "Out of Context," the debut CD of Altar Boyz co-writer and co-creator Michael Patrick Walker, on iTunes, Amazon and other outlets Nov. 8.

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Billy Crystal to Host the 84th Annual Academy Awards by Andy Propst

Billy Crystal will host the 84th annual Academy Awards, according to a posting he made to his Twitter feed, which was retweeted by the Academy, seemingly confirming the announcement. He is …

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, November 10, 2011 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, November 10, 2011 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter –  http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more i…

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Patti LuPone: always ready to take on a musical challenge (Pittsburg Post Gazette)

In case you\'re looking to cast a new musical that would benefit from one of theater\'s iconic voices, Patti LuPone wants you to know that she\'s open to original work.

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Hal Prince on Picking Projects | KNOB by Givenik

Hal Prince on Picking Projects | KNOB To celebrate KIds' Night on Broadway, legendary director and producer Hal Prince sat down for an exclusive interview with Givenik.com to discuss ho…

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Billy Crystal Says He Will Host Academy Awards by Adam Hetrick

Tony and Emmy Winner Billy Crystal will likely step in for Eddie Murphy as the host of the 84th Academy Awards.

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Billy Crystal to Step in as 2012 Oscars Host! by BroadwayWorld

Following today'sannouncement that Brian Grazer wil be replacing former show producer Brett Ratner for the 2012 Academy Awards, it has just been announced that Broadway veteran Billy Crystal…

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Pic of the Week: November 10, 2011 by Tony

Minita takes a nap during a break at last years retreat. Website is fully migrated to our new framework now. Still hanging up some of the decor, but a nap may be in order this weekend.   Ta…

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NY1 Theater Review: "Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway"

Hugh Jackman proves he's a superstar in a dazzling return to Broadway.

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Joan Baez to perform at Occupy rally by Helen Kennedy, Matt Lysiak, Helen Kennedy, Matt Lysiak

Legendary 1960s protest singer Joan Baez will headline an Occupy Wall Street rally Friday.

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Public Theater Announces 8th Annual Under the Radar Festival Productions by Adam Hetrick

Waterwell's Goodbar, the play with music based on Judith Rossner's 1975 novel "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," will resurface as part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar …

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Celebs drive Broadway and Off-Broadway

"If you had spent more time on the plot, you may have landed a celebrity."

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TT: Almanac

"True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self; but the point is not only to get...

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TT: The forgotten man of jazz

My "Sightings" column in today's Wall Street Journal is occasioned by the publication of the first biography of Norman Granz,...

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Birch bark & skateboards in 'Mni Sota'

American Indian traditions are updated in a new show at All My Relations Gallery.

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Art spotlight: Pace Prints at Burnet Gallery

High-quality images of works by the world's most prominent artists.

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Change or Die by Chicago Plays

I saw Richard Evans, from EmcArts speak earlier this week. I found his thoughts around innovation and adaptability very interesting. I have always thought that arts organizations need to be …

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THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS Box Office Opening Giveaway (PHOTOS)

In celebration of the opening of the Richard Rodgers Theatre Box Office this Saturday, November 12, we are hosting an exclusive giveaway for the first 100 ticket buyers! Box office opens at …

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Pop-Up Magazine: A Live Event by Chloe Veltman

Should media organizations be producers of live events in addition to (or instead of being) producers of traditional 'mediated' content?Having experienced Pop-Up Magazine's live journalism e…

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Holland Taylor to Star in Her New Play Ann at Kennedy Center by Dan Bacalzo

The Kennedy Center will present what is being billed as a "pre-Broadway engagement" of Ann, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor. Benjamin Klein will …

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Holland Taylor to Lead Pre-Broadway Run of ANN at Kennedy Center, 12/17-1/15 by BroadwayWorld

Ann, a new play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, is a no holds barred portrait of the unforgettable governor of the Lone Star State, Ann Richards. Directed…

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JERSEY BOYS To Perform at the UNICEF Snowflake 2011 Lighting Ceremony by BroadwayWorld

On Monday, November 14 the stars of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS will perform at the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake at a special ceremony in front of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New …

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Save 25% on the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! by Contests

See the new 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular show and save now

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Weekend optiosn: Edo Pop

Plus: All things slimy and the historic Wabasha Street Cave Tour.

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Barrett Foa, James Snyder, Anneliese van der Pol et al. Cast in For The Record: John Hughes (Holiday Road) by Dan Bacalzo

Anderson Davis, Rogelio Douglas Jr., Barrett Foa, Dionne Gipson, Arielle Jacobs, Daniel LeClaire, Kristolyn Lloyd, Stevie Mackey, Steve Mazurek, Melissa Mitchell, Jackie Seiden, Darryl Semir…

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Feature: TM EXCLUSIVE: Hear Follies Here 1st! Full track from PS Classics' new cast album by Andy Propst

PS Classics has given TheaterMania an exclusive first listen to a full track from its forthcoming cast recording of the revival of Follies, which is featured in the new TM Magazine available…

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Rock of Ages Film Star Tom Cruise on Comparing Action Movies to Musicals: 'They All Have Their Risks' by Broadway.com

Tom Cruise may scale the world’s tallest building for the latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, but the Oscar-nominated actor faced a different set of challenges whe…

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Jos Houben Talks About Lecoq, Complicite, Beckett & Working With Peter Brook by Jeremy M. Barker

The Paris-based actor whose "Art of Laughter" played Crossing the Line this year returns to BAC in a lauded collection of Beckett shorts

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Chinglish Playwright David Henry Hwang on the ‘Wonderful Extra Blessing’ of Winning Chicago’s Jeff Award by Gemma Wilson

Playwright David Henry Hwang and the cast of Chinglish, which recently celebrated its Broadway opening, had another reason to cheer on November 7, when the cross-cultural comedy picked up a …

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NEWS PIECES: Hugh Jackman, Jose Llana, Stephen Sondheim, Jersey Boys and More by Andrew Gans

News tidbits about the theatrical and cabaret scenes. *

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Jane Moody obituary

Humanities scholar whose work focused on theatre historyJane Moody, who has died from breast cancer aged 44, was the director of the University of York's Humanities Research Centre. She was …

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Mariah Carey: Pregnancy made my voice stronger

Mariah Carey is known for her five-octave range, and she says her voice has gotten stronger, thanks to pregnancy.

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Liza Minnelli Undergoes Foot Surgery by BroadwayWorld

According to ContactMusic.com, Broadway legend Liza Minnelli has just undergone foot surgery after injuring it on November 5. Minnelli was unable to attend the Police Athletic League's Women…

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Former Jesus Victor Garber on Godspell’s Broadway Return: ‘It’s a Timeless Show’ by Michael Mellini

It was a meeting of the messiahs on November 7 as Tony-nominated Broadway icon Victor Garber attended the opening night of the first-ever Broadway revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square…

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Happy Feet 2 - Rhythm Nation Dance Scene (HD) by DanceOn

Happy Feet 2 - Rhythm Nation Dance Scene (HD) Rhythm Nation dance scene from Happy Feet Two in HD! Happy Feet 2 Release Date - November 18, 2011 Choreographer - Wade Robson Mumble the pe…

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Jersey Boys Stars to Perform at UNICEF Snowflake Ceremony by Dan Bacalzo

The stars of Jersey Boys -- Matt Bogart (Nick Massi), Andy Karl (Tommy DeVito), Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli) and Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio) -- will perform at the UNICEF Snowflake 2011…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Item World: Local news and views 11/11

Loring Theater lives; another stage collapse.

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Skating in a Broadway Wonderland

Just a few steps from the theatre district is Bryant Park, which transforms into a skaters' paradise come winter. Cast members from Sister Act and Rock of Ages joined champion ice skater…

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Steven Pasquale Joins Jane Krakowski, Kelli O’Hara & More in She Loves Me Benefit Concert by Broadway.com

Broadway veteran Steven Pasquale has joined the cast of a one-night only concert reading of the beloved romantic musical She Loves Me, celebrating Roundabout Theatre Company’s 20th ann…

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Happy Feet 2 - Hop on My Feet Dance Scene (HD) by DanceOn

Happy Feet 2 - Hop on My Feet Dance Scene (HD) Hop on My Feet dance scene from Happy Feet Two in HD! Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters …

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Happy Feet 2 - Bringing Fluffy Back Dance Scene (HD) by DanceOn

Happy Feet 2 - Bringing Fluffy Back Dance Scene (HD) Bringing Fluffy Back dance scene from Happy Feet Two in HD! Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance,…

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Inside Broadway Will Team With Broadway's Billy Elliot For "Creating the Magic" Free Workshop by Michael Gioia

Inside Broadway, Broadway's not-for-profit educational organization, will kick off its 30th season by partnering with the Tony Award-winning production of Billy Elliot to offer an exclus…

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Brooke Shields, Brad Oscar to Host 2011 MAKE BELIEVE ON BROADWAY, 11/14 by BroadwayWorld

Hosts Brooke Shields and Brad Oscar will welcome celebrities, Broadway greats, philanthropy influencers and the New York elite to celebrate the 12th Annual Make Believe on Broadway, on Novem…

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Standing on Ceremony's Mark Consuelos Addresses Rumors of Joining Wife Kelly Ripa as Permanent Live Co-Host by Michael Mellini

As TV icon Regis Philbin readies to step down as co-host of the syndicated talk show Live With Regis and Kelly, rumors have swirled that Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays’ M…

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Jersey Boys to perform at UNICEF Snowflake Lighting Ceremony Monday, November 14 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

On Monday, November 14 the stars of Broadway’s JERSEY BOYS will perform at the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake at a special ceremony in front of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Ne…

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Opera as war story

A World War I battlefield truce seeks new life in "Silent Night," by a first-time opera composer.

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Theater spotlight: "Rhythmic Circus"

Plus: Katha Dance Theatre and Threads Dance Project

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#NEWPLAY COMMONS: "Playwrights Wish List" (stewarded by @GwydionS) Organizations, Read This! by Arena Stage

"PLAYWRIGHT WISH LIST" excerpt: Submissions: Nuts and Bolts No playwright should ever receive a rejection letter that begins with anything that resembles “Dear [INSERT NAME OF PL…

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Hal Prince on Importance of Theater | KNOB by Givenik

Hal Prince on Importance of Theater | KNOB To celebrate Kids' Night on Broadway, Hal Prince sat down for an exclusive interview with Givenik.com. In this video of a four-part mini serie…

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A Baboon Playing the Violin! by Trav S. D.

And also a dog skipping rope, and a guy getting kicked by a mule! It’s from the collection of the Library of Congress. To find out more about  the history of vaudeville, consult No A…

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David Dean Bottrell — The Power Of “Yes” by Mark Blankenship

David Dean Bottrell has bounced from actor to playwright to screenwriter to actor and now, to director,  as he makes his staging debut with the Colony Theatre's Travels With My Aunt. Meanwh…

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PHOTO CALL: Paolo Montalban, Lea Salonga, Adam Jacobs, Ali Ewoldt and More Sing Sondheim by Matthew Blank

Filipino-American Robert Lopez was honored with an Award of Excellence at PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim Nov. 7 at Alice Tully Hall. The evening featured a performance by a …

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THE GLOBAL THEATRE PROJECT ANNOUNCES BILINGUAL US PREMIERE December 11 at historic downtown LATC

Press Contact: Cindy Marie Jenkins Social | Impact Consulting, LLC (323) 552-3333 cmj@soc-impact.com @CindyMarieJ THE GLOBAL THEATRE PROJECT ANNOUNCES BILINGUAL US PREMIERE December 11 …

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The Thursday Thought

A while back I posted a video of the great Bobby McFerrin doing pretty much the entire movie of “The Wizard of Oz” by himself. Now I’ve got Michael Winslow (of Police Acade…

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Other Desert Cities

It’s the choice on the highway that gets Brooke Wyeth (Rachel Griffiths). There is the exit for Palm Springs, and then there is the sign that points down the highway and reads “Other De…

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#NEWPLAY TV LIVE: Fri 5:15pPT / 8:15pET @CapitalFringe's "Squirrel, or The Origin of a Species" by Michael Merino by Arena Stage

LIVE on #NEWPLAY TV -- Friday, Nov 11 at 5:15pm Pacific / 8:15pm Eastern "Squirrel, or The Origin of a Species" by Michael Merino A Man. A Squirrel. A Controversial Theory. The mus…

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#NEWPLAY TV LIVE: @HStancetheater's "Cabaret Macabre" Sun 11aPT / 2pET (@NETEnsembles Member) by Arena Stage

LIVE on #NEWPLAY TV on Sunday, Nov 13 at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern: Happenstance Theater, Washington DC (member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters) performs The ALL-NEW Cabaret Macabre. In…

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A New American Gigolo: Sebastian LaCause Creates "Hustling" Web Series, Studded With Broadway Stars by Kenneth Jones

Sebastian LaCause, the actor-dancer who played the vascular Rocky in the 2000 Broadway production of The Rocky Horror Show, has created a web series called "Hustling," about a sex …

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Another 'Spider-Man' actor injured during Broadway musical

Another actor from Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" musical was injured during the show but is expected to make a full recovery. Actor Matthew James Thomas, who plays the lead role…

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King Lear at the Public Theater

Sam Waterston, who plays King Lear; Kelli O’Hara, who plays Regan; and Michael McKean, who plays Gloucester, discuss the production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at the Public Theater…

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Muppet Movie Countdown! The Muppets Tackle Hugh Jackman Favorite 'I Go to Rio' by Broadway.com

The Muppets are readying for their big comeback with the November 23 release of a brand new feature film, The Muppets. In honor of everyone's favorite puppet crew, Broadway.com is flashi…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Sons of the Prophet by Doug Marino

Stephen Karam got his start in the deep dark chambers of the Roundabout Underground at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (i love saying that m…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: "Glee" Hits Musical Performance 300: "Rumor Has It"/"Someone Like You" (Video) by Michael Gioia

The Fox TV show "Glee"  has hit a musical milestone, musical performance number 300, which will air in the Nov. 15 episode, which is entitled "Mash Off."

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"Rock of Ages" Star Mary J. Blige Will Team Up With Director Adam Shankman for Livestream Concert by Michael Gioia

Grammy winner Mary J. Blige, who will be seen in the upcoming Rock of Ages film adaptation, is the latest performer in the "American Express Unstaged" livestream music series. The …

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BoHo Theatre Announces Cast for Holiday Rock Musical Striking 12 by Bethany Rickwald

BoHo Theatre's holiday rock musical favorite Striking 12 is set to return December 1-January 1 at the Heartland Studio. With book, music, and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin…

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Bill Irwin, Kelli O'Hara, et al. Set for Late Night Foolin' at Joe's Pub by Dan Bacalzo

Bill Irwin, currently playing the Fool in The Public Theater's production of King Lear, will join with longtime collaborator Doug Skinner to present Late Night Foolin' at Joe'…

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Inside Broadway to Hold BILLY ELLIOT 'Creating the Magic' Workshop, 12/8 by BroadwayWorld

Since 1982, Inside Broadway Executive Director, Michael Presser has impacted the lives of nearly one million New York City public school students with its one-of-a-kind programs that aim to …

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American Ballet Theatre, City Center, New York

A week-long season of predominantly American masters brings Twyla Tharp's mean and violent Sinatra, and Demis Volpi's light-hearted romance

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Celebrate the Opening of The Blue Flower With Teal Wicks, Marc Kudisch, Sebastian Arcelus & More by Broadway.com

The colorful world of Belle Epoque Paris arrived off-Broadway on November 9 as the new musical The Blue Flower enjoyed its official opening night at Second Stage Theatre. The multi-media sho…

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Adam Heller, Eva Kaminsky, Mandy Siegfried Set for Free NYC Reading of Mourners' Bench by Andrew Gans

The Hangar Theatre's free Pilot Reading Series will continue with George Brant's The Mourners’ Bench, which will be presented Nov. 14 at 7 PM at One-on-One Studios in Manhattan.

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National Lady Gaga Day 11/21/11 - Monster Ball Tour & Born This Way The Remix and Collection by DanceOn

National Lady Gaga Day 11/21/11 - Monster Ball Tour & Born This Way The Remix and Collection Lady Gaga is bringing her monsters three incredible gifts on November 21, 2011, so we are du…

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Million Dollar Quartet’s Eric Stang on Channeling a Cocky Childhood Into Stage Charisma by Gemma Wilson

Age& Hometown: 27; Highland Park, Illinois Current Role: Doing a “Whole Lotta Shakin’” in his off-Broadway debut as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet. Ear…

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Hal Prince on Stephen Sondheim | KNOB by Givenik

Hal Prince on Stephen Sondheim | KNOB To celebrate Kids' Night on Broadway, legendary Producer and Director Hal Prince sat down with Givenik.com to talk about his professional career wi…

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Lea Salonga to Star in GOD OF CARNAGE Manila; Auditions Announced for ROCK OF AGES, NINE, SHREK by Oliver Oliveros

Its rather unusual to see Lea Salonga, a Tony Award-winning actress whose name has been synonymous with all things musical, flexing her acting muscles in a straight play she did that once in…

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Five Minute Road Trip Across America

I love the American Highway. I love driving it. Long distances. Just cruising with the windows down and the music blaring. It’s one of the things that’s so frustrating about Los …

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Inspired scene helps 'Ripper'; vet's story is muddled in 'Middle Ground'

THEATER REVIEWS: "Ripper the Musical" ★★½ at the Annoyance Theatre; "Through the Middle Ground" ★ at Side Project THEATER REVIEWS: "Ripper the Musical" ★★½ a…

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'Ann' is a portrait of a pioneer governor

Holland Taylor, the classy, Emmy Award-winning actress, met Dorothy Ann Willis Richards, the twinkly-eyed former governor of Texas, only briefly. "But when she died," Taylor said over coffee…

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Suburban theater for the week of Nov. 11-17

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

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Theater openings for the week of Nov. 11-17

The upcoming opening nights.

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Sheila Allen obituary letter

Geoff Bullen writes: In her later years, Sheila Allen (obituary, 25 October) worked a good deal with us at Rada, in London, where she herself had trained, notably through introducing summer-…

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Review: Dark Sisters by David Finkle

Composer Nico Muhly and librettist Stephen Karam's opera, centering on a Mormon community in the wake of a scandal, receives a moodily stunning production.

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Nico Muhly’s new opera ‘Dark Sisters’ explores polygamy by James Jorden

Five women singing together: That’s an opera fan’s idea of heaven. And though Nico Muhly’s “Dark Sisters” doesn’t quite reach celestial heights, Wednesday’s premiere offered th…

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De'Adre Aziza, Natalie Venetia Belcon and Adrienne Muller to Bring Holiday Cheer in Radio City Christmas Spectacular by Broadway.com

Some familiar Broadway faces will usher in the holiday season as part of the revamped Radio City Christmas Spectacular this year. Tony nominee De'Adre Aziza, Natalie Venetia Belcon and A…

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The Rep's Steve Woolf delighted to intro Steve and Cokie Roberts

HAPPY TOGETHER: Steve Woolf, artistic director of The Rep, had the distinction of introducing Steve and Cokie Roberts at the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival on Monday night.

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Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, et al. to Perform at CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER Special, 11/30 by BroadwayWorld

NBC will celebrate the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree with a live broadcast from Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday, November 30th from 8 to 9 p.m. ET. The …

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Just Dance - Lady Gaga, Glee "The First Time," Godspell, Jordy Towers, Bring It On the Musical by DanceOn

Just Dance - Lady Gaga, Glee "The First Time," Godspell, Jordy Towers, Bring It On the Musical Lady Gaga gives her monsters Born This Way the Remix, The Monster Ball Tour on Blu-r…

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Sheryl Kaller Will Direct NYC Reading of Bill Russell-Janet Hood Musical Unexpected Joy by Adam Hetrick

The new musical Unexpected Joy, from Tony Award nominee Bill Russell and his Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens collaborator Janet Hood, will receive a private New York reading Dec…

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Will Venus in Fur Star Hugh Dancy Sing on Broadway? by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Hugh Jackman is currently singing eight times a week at the Broadhurst Theatre, but will Broadway's other leading man named Hugh — Dancy, who just opened to rave review…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: West End's Wizard of Oz Releases New Performance Highlights (Video) by Michael Gioia

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage production of The Wizard of Oz, which opened March 1 in the West End, currently plays the London Palladium. The production recently released new performan…

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PHOTO FLASH: Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Stephen Schwartz, et al. at The Blue Flower Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, November 9, The Blue Flower opened Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre. Opening night guests included Kate Baldwin, Steven Pasquale, Sarah Saltzberg, and Stephen Schwartz. Wr…

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Theatre Development Fund to Feature Costume Collection at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 11/14 by BroadwayWorld

Theatre Development Fund's TDF Costume Collection, which is one of the largest theatrical costume rental houses in the country, has moved its 75,000-piece costume collection to the landmarke…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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PLEASE NOTE NEW AIR DATE FOR HUGH JACKMAN ON NPR! by Jackie Green

Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway opens tonight Thursday November 10 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) for a limited engagement through January 1 2012.  Hear him interviewed tom…

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Festen, The Pit, London

Nottara Theatre of Bucharest's adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg's Dogme film struggles to retain the movie's nuances and discretions

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Hal Prince | KNOB by Givenik

Hal Prince | KNOB To celebrate Kids' Night on Broadway, legendary Producer and Director Hal Prince sat down with Givenik.com to discuss the importance of theater and his career. Giveni…

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The Westbridge – review by Michael Billington

Theatre Local, LondonA couple of years ago, I sat in on a workshop for young Muslim writers offered as part of the Royal Court's Unheard Voices programme. Out of that came this first play by…

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Big buzz on campus by Christine Dolen

Tommy Tune, Broadway superstar, has been working away quietly at the University of Miami, applying the talent and vision that helped win him nine Tony Awards to a new show about the heyday o…

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Jack and Jill: Film Review by David Rooney

What was Al Pacino thinking?

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The Blue Flower

This is a musical about WWI ,and to a lesser extent WWII, and the tumult of the young-ish people, mainly artists and scientists, but there are other riff-raff represented as well, who lived…

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PHOTO CALL: Rufus Wainwright, Jonathan Groff and More Illuminate Dark Sisters Premiere by Joseph Marzullo

Dark Sisters, the new opera by Sons of the Prophet playwright Stephen Karam and composer Nico Muhly, which explores the world of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint…

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre – review by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler's Wells, LondonLin Hwai-Min's White, for his company Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, is a work in three parts made at two different times: the first section in 1998, the rest in 2…

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PHOTO FLASH: Edward Albee, Nilo Cruz, Lynn Nottage et al. at Primary Stages Gala by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, November 9, Primary Stages held its November Night to Remember Gala at the Edison Ballroom. This year's gala honored the writers, lyricists, and composers who have won the…

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GHOST Announces New York Times Pre-Sale, 11/13 by BroadwayWorld

Ghost The Musical announced today that an exclusive presale offer will be extended through The New York Times, in conjunction with Ticketmaster, prior to availability to the general public. …

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Toronto's War Horse by Mirvish Productions

Toronto's War Horse August 1914. In the balmy heat of the Toronto summer 18 proud, strong horses were hand picked from the Toronto Police Mounted Unit to serve as part of the first cont…

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A closer look at Toronto's Shangri-La

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Hugh Jackman to Visit NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway opens tonight Thursday November 10 at the Broadhurst Theatre 235 West 44th Street for a limited engagement through January 1 2012. Hear him interviewed tomorro…

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Spider-Man Star Matthew James Thomas Injured Backstage at the Foxwoods Theatre by Andrew Gans

Matthew James Thomas, who performs the title role in Broadway's Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark at the Wednesday and Saturday matinees, was injured backstage at the Foxwoods Theatre during …

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Photo Coverage: Marc Kudisch, Sebastian Arcelus & More Open THE BLUE FLOWER at Second Stage by Peter James Zielinski

Second Stage Theatre opened THE BLUE FLOWER written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, last night, November 9. BroadwayWorld was o…

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SPIDER-MAN Alternate Matthew James Thomas Suffers Head Injury on SPIDER-MAN Set by BroadwayWorld

According to Newsday, Matthew James Thomas, who plays Reeve Carney's alternate in Spider-Man twice a week on Broadway, was injured backstage during Wednesday's matinee at the Foxwood's Theat…

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Bryonha Parham to Sing "My Man's Gone Now" in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Bryonha Parham will lament "My Man's Gone Now" in the Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, representatives for the actress have confirmed.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Friday Links by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Buried under another deadline avalanche, so here are some stray links:Dominique Morisseau challenges the default whiteness of character breakdowns.One of the first reviews of Sondheim's lyri…

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Arts & Leisure: Alan Rickman in Theresa Rebeck’s Comedy ‘Seminar’ by David Rooney

Alan Rickman presides over a writing workshop in Therese Rebeck’s new comedy, “Seminar.”

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Stage Scenes: Alan Rickman

A look at some of the actor’s past performances.

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Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Peter Jobeck, et al. at Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY by BroadwayWorld

Last night, Broadway divas Chita Rivera, Charlotte d'Amboise, Linda Lavin, composer John Bucchino, the legendary Marilyn Maye, sax man Dave Koz, internet sensation Colleen BallingerMiranda S…

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Move over Broadway, here comes Malton

North Yorkshire's pretty little market town lands some very big names for its coming theatre season. Guest blogger Lewis K Cooper visits pie-landMost community theatres will be fine-tuning t…

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Sound Advice: "Betty Blue Eyes" and 3 Tributes to Ol' Blue Eyes by Rob Lester

Our ears and eyes are on a recently closed new British musical comedy ... and three tribute CDs.

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Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for GHOST: THE MUSICAL on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

GHOST THE MUSICAL, currently running on the West end, will be making its Broadway transfer this spring. Today, the new Broadway artwork has been revealed via the show's official Facebook pag…

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MoveTube: Anthony Dowell dances the Prince's solo from Swan Lake Act I by Luke Jennings

Choreographed by Nureyev, what marks out this astounding performance is its restraintIf there was ever such a thing as "the English style" in ballet, its male exemplar was Anthony Dowell. Lo…

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ArtsBeat Blog: Theater Talkback: The Writing's on the Wall by Ben Brantley

Have you ever been tempted at the theater to lean toward the stage and yell at the performers, "What did you say?"

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STAGE TUBE: Daisy Eagan on KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY by BroadwayWorld TV

KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY is when kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes pre-theatre parties, rest…

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Watch On a Clear Day Star Jessie Mueller's Jeff Award-Winning She Loves Me Performance by Broadway.com

Jessie Mueller, who begins previews on November 12 opposite Harry Connick Jr. in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, may be a Broadway newcomer, but she’s a reigning star of the Chicag…

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Bonnie & Clyde’s Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan Show Their Dark Side in Time Out New York’s Bar Issue by Broadway.com

They’ve already shown they can steam up a camera lens with their show poster for Bonnie & Clyde, so it’s no surprise to see stars Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan heating things…

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Watt by Wendy Rosenfield

Written over five years, between 1941 and 1945, while Beckett--as a result of his involvement in the French Resistance--hid from the Gestapo in Rousillon, Watt was rejected by publishers unt…

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Voting Begins for 2011 BWW Chicago Awards! by Paul W. Thompson

Today, BroadwayWorld.com is announcing the nominees for the 2011 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Representatives of 67 different theater productions, which played at 40 different Chicagoland th…

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#NEWPLAY OPPS: STAGE Science Script Competition Dec 1 (via @2amt &@MrSamuelFrench) by Arena Stage

Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues and/or events. Science and/or technology must figure prominently in the script, whether in content or for…

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Catherine Trieschmann to Receive Inge Festival's Otis Guernsey New Voices Award by Dan Bacalzo

Catherine Trieschmann has been named the recipient of the 2012 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, to be presented at the 31st annual Inge Festival held April 18-21, 2012 in Independence, Kansas…

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VOTE: Which Broadway Composer Should Have a Theatre Named After Them Next? (POLL)

Which Broadway composer do you think should have a theatre named after them next?

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On the Radar: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County by JK

Just the other day, I blogged about how many composers this season would be represented by two or more shows.  You'd expect names like Lloyd Webber and Schwartz - they are popular and p…

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2011 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Voting is Now Open! by BroadwayWorld

The nominations are in and the field has been set. And now it's time for you to get out and vote for your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld LA …

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Squigs Captures the Onstage Enthusiasm of Hugh Jackman in Back on Broadway by Broadway.com

"Excitement" is an understatement when describing the reaction of the audience when Hugh Jackman takes the stage in his new solo concert Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway. Throughout …

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PHOTO CALL: Stephen Schwartz, Kate Baldwin, Celia Keenan-Bolger Celebrate The Blue Flower Opening Night by Joseph Marzullo

The Blue Flower, the new image-and-movement-rich musical about artists and thinkers in the first part of the 20th century, opened Off-Broadway Nov. 9 following previews that began Oct. 14 at…

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Show Pics: Lindsay & Lumley in The Lion in Winter

Trevor Nunn's production of James Goldman’s 1966 Broadway play The Lion in Winter, starrng Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley opens next week (15 November, previews from 5 November 2011)…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Adam Heller, Peter Scanavino, Maryann Urbano et al. Set for Mourner's Bench Reading by Dan Bacalzo

The Hangar Theatre will continue its Pilot Reading series with George Brant's The Mourner's Bench, to be presented at One-on-One Studios, on Monday, November 14 at 7pm. Sanaz Ghaja…

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Taylor Swift wins big at CMAs

Though still largely the domain of men, triumphs by Taylor Swift and The Band Perry at the Country Music Association Awards show that the young women of country music are finding their voice…

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Tom Wopat Set to Star in Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED by BroadwayWorld

According to Variety, two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat is set to join the cast of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, DJANGO UNCHAINED. The actor joins previously announced cast members Leo…

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Off to Colorado

Taking my boy to go visit with his Uncles and grandparents for the weekend so posting will be light from your erstwhile editor. Looking forward to the break. Hope to get some snow. He’…

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I Interview Artistic Directors Part 1: Marc Masterson by Adam

Marc Masterson Hometown: Houston, TX, with stops in New York, Pittsburgh, and Louisville Current Town: Huntington Beach, CA Q: Tell me about South Coast Rep. A:   A Dramatic Histor…

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Will Venus and Fur Star Hugh Dancy Sing on Broadway? by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Hugh Jackman is currently singing eight times a week at the Broadhurst Theatre, but will Broadway's other leading man named Hugh — Dancy, who just opened to rave review…

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PHOTO CALL: The Blue Flower, With Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, Opens Off-Broadway by Joseph Marzullo

The Blue Flower, the new image-and-movement-rich musical about artists and thinkers in the first part of the 20th century, opened Off-Broadway Nov. 9 following previews that began Oct. 14 at…

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Steven Pasquale, Peter Bartlett, Jim Walton, Jeffrey Schecter Join Starry Broadway She Loves Me Benefit by Kenneth Jones

Steven Pasquale of TV's "Rescue Me" and Broadway's Reasons to be Pretty, is among the full cast announced for the Dec. 5 benefit concert performance of She Loves Me, a titl…

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Highlights From "Man and Boy" Starring Frank Langella by Playbill Video

Highlights From "Man and Boy" Starring Frank Langella http://www.playbill.com/video Three-time Tony winner Frank Langella, Adam Driver, Francesca Faridany, Michael Siberry and Za…

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Highlights From "Master Class" Starring Tyne Daly by Playbill Video

Highlights From "Master Class" Starring Tyne Daly http://www.playbill.com/video Winner of the 1996 Tony Award for Best Play, Terrence NcNally's "Master Class" return…

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Jose Llana, Ali Ewoldt, et al. to Take Part in MEDLEY OF SONDHEIM, 11/17 by BroadwayWorld

An impressive ensemble of Broadway leading men and women are traveling to Romania to perform A Medley of Sondheim, a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim's iconic musical numbers, presen…

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Morgan Freeman Will Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 69th Annual Golden Globes by Michael Gioia

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Nov. 9.

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Hot Stuff! Glee Fans Name the Sexiest Couples at McKinley High by Broadway.com

After several characters lost their virginity on the latest episode of Glee, Broadway.com asked readers to vote for the sexiest couple at McKinley High. Take a look below at the surprising r…

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Meet the Contestants of Flux Family Feud! by Kelly O

We are happy to announce an incredible lineup of contestants for our second Family Feud Benefit on Nov 21! We hope you can join us. Buy your tickets in advance for only $15 online. Tickets a…

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Andre Braugher, Andre De Shields, Sanaa Lathan et al. Nominated for Audelco Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Nominations for the 2011 The Vivian Robinson/Audelco Awards (known as the "VIV") have been announced. The awards will be presented in a ceremony held at Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Ha…

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BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of OTHER DESERT CITIES on Opening Night! by Broadway Beat

Last week, the Lincoln Center Production of Jon Robin Baitz's critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES directed by Joe Mantello opened at the Booth Theatre. The production stars St…

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Jane Krakowski, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale to Lead SHE LOVES ME Benefit Concert, 12/5 by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director announced today that Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski as Ilona Ritter, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara as Amalia Balas, Steven …

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Confirmed: Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD to Transfer to West End in March 2012 by BroadwayWorld

Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd transfers to London's West End for a limited season from 10 March 2012. Widely…

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The Claire Tow Theater by Lincoln Center Theater

Take a tour of the Claire Tow Theater, the new home of LCT3 opening in Spring 2012!

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EXCLUSIVE: Documentary on Tony-Winning Actress Elaine Stritch to Debut in 2012 by Adam Hetrick

Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage veteran Elaine Stritch will be the subject of a new independent documentary film, which will debut in summer 2012, Playbill.com has learned.

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Arena to stage dinner and a show for our veterans by Tim Treanor

Arena Stage will be hosting a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner and an evening of theater for America’s veterans and their families on Friday, November 25th, the company announced yesterda…

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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe & SMASH Stars Honor Craig Zadan & Neil Meron - Inside the Ceremony! by BroadwayWorld TV

On Sunday, November 6, stage and screen producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were honored at the Eighth Annual New York Musical Theatre Festival NYMF Gala by some of their most famed stars i…

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A COVER STORY: Lysistrata Jones by Matthew Blank

The new musical comedy Lysistrata Jones begins performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre Nov. 12.

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Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, Josh Radnor, et al. Set for Roundabout's She Loves Me Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Steven Pasquale will replace the previously announced Cheyenne Jackson as Steven Kodaly in the a one-night only benefit performance of Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick's m…

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Twitter Watch: Audra McDonald- 'So excited to go to Charleston today.' by BroadwayWorld

On Twitter Watch, Audra McDonald wrote So excited to go to Charleston today. Birthplace of Porgy amp Bess Can't wait to visit Cabbage Row amp the DuBose Heyward House. Pics 2 come.THE GERSHW…

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Matinee Spider-Man suffers head injury

Matthew James Thomas, who stars as Peter Parker, injured his head during Wednesday's performance.

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What to say about … Hamlet with Michael Sheen by Ian Rickson, Leo Benedictus

Freudian, modish or just a bit bonkers? A new journey into the mind of the Great Dane – as well as into the Young Vic theatre – gets mixed diagnoses from the criticsTV producers! I have …

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STAGE TUBE: Whoopi Goldberg on SISTER ACT Milan! by BroadwayWorld TV

SISTER ACT features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:08AM

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe and the Stars of SMASH Honor Craig Zaden & Neil Meron - Inside the Ceremony! by BroadwayWorld TV

On Sunday, November 6, stage and screen producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were honored at the Eighth Annual New York Musical Theatre Festival NYMF Gala by some of their most famed stars i…

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Where will Broadway be in 20 years? Let's find out. by Ken Davenport

In the middle of a negotiation recently, someone tried the ol', "I've been in this business for 20 years," line. I waited, thought for a second and then realized the for the first …

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Godspell's Nick Blaemire Will Perform With The Hustle at Webster Hall by Michael Gioia

Nick Blaemire, who currently stars in the Broadway revival of Godspell, will perform with his band, The Hustle, Nov. 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall.

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PHOTO CALL: Charles Busch, Tracy Letts, Katori Hall and More at Primary Stages Gala by Matthew Blank

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and other special guests were part of of Primary Stages' November Night to Remember Gala, honoring recipients of the Pulitz…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Joan Schirle by BroadwayWorld TV

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group This week artistic director Joan Schirle shares pivotal moments in her theatre career and …

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Roundabout announces the full cast for SHE LOVES ME benefit concert by Amy Kass

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce Tony Award® winner Jane Krakowski as “Ilona Ritter”, three-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara as “Amal…

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Could Julie Taymor's Lawsuit Shut Down Spider-Man?

Hollywoodd Reporter 11/10/11

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Photo Coverage: Charles Busch, Tracy Letts, et al. at the 2011 Primary Stages Gala by Peter James Zielinski

The annual Primary Stages November Night to Remember Gala, a fundraiser benefiting the extensive artistic development programs offered by the company, was just held at the Edison Ballroom 24…

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2002 Symposium: Hal Prince by American Theatre Wing and SDCF

At its 2002 Symposium, Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, Joe Miloscia, welcomed everyone to the symposium and introduced then Executive Director of SSDC Barbara Haup…

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Todd Buonopane, Merle Dandridge, Zachary Ford, Ilene Graff Set for When You Wish Benefit Concert by Andrew Gans

The Coterie executive producers Amber Cassell and Julie Garnye will launch the When You Wish… benefit series, which offers the opportunity for families to come together, dine and expe…

Linked From Playbill at 10:38AM

Tom Wopat to Join Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, et al. in Django Unchained Film by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat will join the previously reported Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Lapaglia, and Kerry Washington in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino f…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:24AM

Hello, Hugh! Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway Opens at the Broadhurst by Broadway.com

Hunky triple-threat Hugh Jackman's solo show Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway officially opens at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 10. The musical return of the multitalented Tony-winnin…

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All brain and little heart in Hershey Felder’s ‘Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein’ by Bob Bullen

Hershey Felder is a talented man. He can play piano virtuosically (that’s a word, right?). He can command a stage. He knows how to establish a mood through carefully modulated delivery…

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STAGE TUBE: LYSISTRATA JONES Cast on Inspirational Women! by BroadwayWorld TV

Written by Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn and directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Dan Knechtges, Lysistrata Jones will begin previews November 12, 2011 and official…

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CHINGLISH Crossword Puzzle Answers

CHINGLISH Crossword Puzzle Answers

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#NEWPLAY OPPS: @IDTheater's Seven Devils Playwrights Conference deadline now! by Arena Stage

id Theater accepts open submissions for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference only. All other id projects are drawn from artists we have met and/or worked with through the Conference. READ…

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Nick Blaemire to Perform at The Studio at Webster Hall by Dan Bacalzo

Nick Blaemire, currently a featured performer in the Broadway revival of Godspell, will appear with his band, Nick Blaemire and the Hustle, at The Studio at Webster Hall on Monday November 2…

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Marvelous singing carries American Heartland’s ‘Wonderettes’ by Robert Trussell

Review of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES directed and choreographed by Jerry Jay Cranford (LES MISERABLES; Broadway and National Tour).

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News: Top Hat Comes to West End's Aldwych After Tour, 19 Apr

As previously tipped, the current acclaimed touring production of Top Hat, the stage musical adaptation of Irving Berlin's classic 1935 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie, will transfer to…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 10:03AM
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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BWW Interviews: Sierra Boggess, Talking About PHANTOM 25, LOVE NEVER DIES, And REBECCA! by Carrie Dunn

We talk to the actress who's played Christine in both parts of the Phantom saga about her co-stars - including Ramin Karimloo, Hadley Fraser and Tyne Daly...

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De'Adre Aziza, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Adrienne Muller Cast in Radio City Christmas Spectacular by Andrew Gans

Three musical theatre actresses are featured in the new edition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which is entitled The Rockettes Magical Journey and begins performances Nov. 11 at t…

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I AM THEATRE: Joan Schirle by Theatre Communications Group

I AM THEATRE: Joan Schirle Joan Schirle is Founding Artistic Director of Dell'Arte International (DAI), the North American center for performance, training and research in the work of t…

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Holly Hunter Set for Jackie Film by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Holly Hunter will play one of the lead roles in the Dutch road movie Jackie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Antoinette Beum will direct. The film will also star …

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The Phantom of the Opera UK Tour by The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera UK Tour http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com and http://www.thephantomoftheoperatour.com In March 2012, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andre…

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A ray of hope: Does theatre have the power to preserve humanity? by Catherine Noonan

You may say that one can take away everything from a human being except the faculty of thinking and imagining. You have no idea. [1] It is comforting to believe that your mind is your own; t…

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Julie Taymor Sic the Lawyers on ‘Spiderman’ Producers by Michael Spain

The producers of “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” are being sued by director Julie Taymor. According to the New York Times she is seeking “at least $1 million from the producers, as wel…

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Review: Hamlet by Natasha Tripney

Michael Sheen takes on the title role of Ian Rickson's controversial take on the Bard's classic, set in a psychiatric insitution.

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Merle Dandridge, Ilene Graff et al. Set for "When You Wish" Benefit Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Todd Buonopane, Merle Dandridge, Zachary Ford, Ilene Graff, Lexi Lawson, and Jennifer Malenke will participate in the inaugural performance of the "When You Wish" benefit series, t…

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Review: The Nutcracker by Jake Orr

Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker is not a traditional version of this classic Christmas ballet. A number of changes have been made to the original plot, many of which add a new perspective …

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By women, not about women: Lady-Led at Ovalhouse by Jessica Wilson

Ovalhouse's new Lady-Led season attempts to demystify women's theatre by showing female writers don't have to write about women. Jessica Wilson finds out more about the season from director …

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Tastetheatre: how appetising is it? by Nosheen Iqbal

A new site launched this week is supposed to take the grief out of choosing productions to see. But do we need it?Does London really need another theatre listings website? Time Out, What's O…

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It Is Done by Theasy.com

The Mean Fiddler, Off Off Broadway By Ben Charles BOTTOM LINE: Dinner theater in a bar with a story that carries a big twist. To my knowledge, dinner theatre isn't usually edgy and b…

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Nick Jonas to Guest Star on ABC's Last Man Standing by Dan Bacalzo

Pop star and Broadway actor Nick Jonas will guest-star on an upcoming Christmas-themed episode of ABC's Last Man Standing, according to a report on TVLine.com. He will be playing Ryan,…

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Night of 1000 Voices to Return to London's Royal Albert Hall in May 2012 by Mark Shenton

The Night of 1000 Voices, a regular charity fundraiser concert celebrating musical theatre, is to return to London's Royal Albert Hall for one night only, May 6, 2012, to raise money for…

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Annaleigh Ashford, Jennifer Damiano, et al. Nominated for Clive Barnes Foundation Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Nominations have been announced for the second annual Clive Barnes Foundation Awards, honoring talented young performers from the worlds of theater and dance. The ceremony will be held at Li…

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Filskit Blog: It’s not you, it’s me by Filskit Theatre

“It’s not you, it’s me”, “we need to talk”, “I’ve met someone else”, “we can still be friends” – these and other such cringe-worthy li…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Fuse Dance Review: Bel Tells — Cédric Andrieux through the lens of Jérôme Bel by Debra Cash

The second installment in Debra Cash’s coverage of the ICA’s ambitious Dance/Draw series.

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From the “Elf King” notebook: Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” by George Hunka

On the other hand, when writing a play, I find it important to stay quite clear of some other plays and writings that have addressed the same issues. Given the themes of The Elf King, I am k…

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Review: Boris Godunov (Lyric Opera of Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

Not to be confused with a chick-flick, Boris Godunov is a man’s man’s opera. There are no star-crossed lovers. No ripped-bodice romance. The ambiance oozes sweaty battlefield triumph and…

Linked From Chicago Theater Beat at 08:43AM

Review: TheBlue Flower at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

a wondrously dreamy Dada-era-invoked new musical, a beautifully incremented multi-media confluence of truth and fantasy, art and history

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No revelations in ‘Light’ by Peter Filichia

New play uses old ideas — amid confusing and tongue-twisting dialogue

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The Golden Dragon by Ben Demers

It started with just a simple toothache…and then everything went wrong. Studio Theatre’s tense, darkly comic production of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s The Golden Dragon foll…

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Offer: WIN Alfie Boe's Bestselling New Album!

Win Alfie Boe's hit new album ALFIE by entering our latest competition!

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Scene-stealers: meet the Linbury prize 2011 finalists – audio slideshow by Andy Hall, Jim Powell

We talk the joy of sets with four young stage designers whose show-stopping scenes have placed them firmly in line for this year's prestigious Linbury prizeAndy HallJim Powell

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Muppet Movie Countdown! Anything Goes' Joel Grey Teaches the Muppets How to 'Razzle Dazzle' by Broadway.com

The Muppets are readying for their big comeback with the November 23 release of a brand new feature film, The Muppets. In honor of everyone's favorite puppet crew, Broadway.com is flashi…

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Review Round-up: Rickson's Hamlet Divides Critics

Ian Rickson's production of Hamlet starring Michael Sheen opened at the Young Vic last night (9 November, previews from 28 October 2011), Sheen's first appearance on the London stage since F…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Paul Merton returns to standup comedy by Matt Trueman

After an absence of 13 years, Merton will return to the stage next spring – with a little help from his improv friendsPaul Merton is to make a return to standup for the first time since 19…

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Young Vic Hamlet Review Round Up

Ian Rickson's production of Hamlet starring Michael Sheen opened at the Young Vic last night (9 November, previews from 28 October 2011), Sheen's first appearance on the London stage since F…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 07:52AM

And a Broadway goddess

Legit News: Ives' 'Venus' opens at Manhattan Theater Club -- At Tuesday's opening of David Ives' "Venus in Fur," Manhattan Theater Club's Lynne Meadow trumpeted the fact that the play is the…

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Stars of Vaudeville #386: Bernardo de Pace by Trav S. D.

Billed as “The Wizard of the Mandolin”, Italian-born Bernardo de Pace (1886-1966) divided his time equally among vaudeville, radio and the Metropolitan Opera. He won an internati…

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BWW's On This Day - November 10, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Chasing Freedom by Mark Cofta

There's so much to admire about The Whipping Man, Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama playing at the Arden Theatre Co., that its excesses can almost be overlooked.

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Los Angeles Theater (Upcoming): FANNY (Musical Theatre Guild at the Alex Theatre in Glendale) by Tony Frankel

GET SOME FANNY There are many reasons to see the revival of Harold Rome’s 1954 musical Fanny at the Alex Theatre, but you only have one shot. Musical Theatre Guild (MTG), an Equity company…

Linked From Stage and Cinema at 06:51AM

Jonathan Groff Appreciates Your Concern When He Goes Nude by Jennifer Vineyard

Back when Jonathan Groff toplined a revival of Hair, he was notably the only cast member in the free-love musical who didn't have to take his clothes off.

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Gate Theatre of Dublin offers a rich and precise 'Endgame'

For a fan of absurdist playwright Samuel Beckett, is there anything as comforting as seeing two large garbage cans onstage when the curtain comes up on Endgame? A pair of his great oddballs,…

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Chicago Theater Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Paramount Theatre in Aurora – Chicago Area) by Dan Zeff

A DREAMBOAT IN DREAMCOAT In just two productions, the Paramount Theatre has elevated itself to the top of the class in Chicagoland musical theater, in company with Drury Lane in Oakbrook Ter…

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ATG launches theatre card scheme by Michael Quinn

Ambassador Theatre Group has launched "the UK's biggest theatre membership scheme".

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ATG launches theatre loyalty card by Matt Trueman

First UK-wide theatre card, by Ambassador Theatre Group, offers discounts, ticket offers and no booking feesBritain's largest theatre operator, the Ambassador Theatre Group, has launched the…

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News: ATG Launches UK-Wide Theatre Card with Ghost Promo

The Ambassador Theatre Group this week launched what it’s billing as the “first UK-wide Theatre Card” and the country’s “biggest theatre membership scheme”. The new ATG Theatre…

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What You See is What You Judge by Don Hall

For the most part, I don't care much what people think of me personally.I say "for the most part" because I'm human and I'm not a sociopath. But mostly I'm here to do my thing the way I kno…

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Producer sets out his plans for Bucks County Playhouse by Bill Reed

After being dark for almost a year, the lights flickered briefly in the Bucks County Playhouse last week as a Broadway producer outlined his vision for restoring the historic theater.

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1st Night Photos: McAdams Supports Her Prince

Michael Sheen's girlfriend Rachel McAdams brought a bit of Hollywood glamour to the Young Vic last night as she watched her man make his debut in Hamlet. The production, helmed by former Ro…

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Review: The Animal and Children Took to the Streets by Eleanor Turney

This melancholy, macabre and throughly modern tale has lost none of its wit or bite as it journeys round the country. It has been tightened up since its stellar London run at Battersea Arts …

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Fiennes charms the masses by Cindy Adams

Ralph Fiennes stars in the big-time hotshot movie “Coriolanus.” It opens Dec. 2. This lead time is mostly taken up trying to meet him.

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PAGE SIX: Dancy gets fancy

Hugh Dancy was spotted putting the moves on a hot blonde in leather lingerie Tuesday night, and his wife, Claire Danes, saw the whole thing. Luckily, Dancy was acting as a seducer onstage in…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Unfunny Guys and Dolls at Broward Stage Door is a Flat Sucker Bet by Bill Hirschman

While Broward Stage Door's edition of Guys and Dolls has some talented artists named in the playbill, this is no one’s best work, to be kind about it. The most glaring problem is that only…

Linked From Florida Theater On Stage at 05:43AM

Blog: Sheen Adds Gloss to Hamlet

Michael Sheen has played Hamlet at last, and fulfilled his promise to restore the edginess and disturbed quality to the role. The key line is that about seeing his dead father in his mind's …

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Hamlet (Young Vic) ****

“Denmark's a prison” says Hamlet and Ian Rickson’s intriguing production echoes his thoughts, except that Elsinore is now a secure psychiatric unit, where even the audience…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Ron Raines, the dark sun of the Follies solar system by Jesse North

In this season’s hit revival of Follies, Ron Raines plays the sun in which all orbiting characters collide. As Ben Stone, one fourth of two married couples crumbling under the reminiscence…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Follies star Ron Raines on Stephen Sondheim and Guiding Light by Stage-Rush

Ron Raines, star of the Broadway revival of FOLLIES, recalls when Stephen Sondheim came knocking on his door, and the day he signed on to GUIDING LIGHT.

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The Book of Cain by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: BERKELEY Show #97: How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, October 12. By Sam Hurwitt Playwright Bill Cain has explored Shakespeare and the Gunpow…

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He's Back! HUGH JACKMAN, BACK ON BROADWAY Opens Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Lincoln Center Theater's free-to-the-public Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 14th season on Th…

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70-10 Split Of Board Learning by Joe Patti

I have been on a few board-staff retreats and have always been a little skeptical about whether any significant change will come from them. Admittedly, in some cases some small changes have …

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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‘Everything But’ by Tim

From “Everything But” by David Loehr on 2AMt: Over the weekend, @NewPlayTV streamed three interesting, presumably unrelated talks. The first was from Steppenwolf’s First Look F…

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The No. 1 Reason To See: Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway by Jesse North

You don’t have to be into Broadway, movies, or big-band music to know who he is. Megastar Hugh Jackman is performing a 10-week concert run at the Broadhurst Theatre, in which he intertwine…

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Set designer promises the paint will fly in Public's production of 'Red'

An electric scene in "Red" finds the character of painter Mark Rothko and his assistant Ken prepping a canvas in red paint, Beethoven's 9th Symphony the only sound as priming becomes primal,…

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Scenery projections can enhance, not fix, a play

Years ago, people who went to the theater didn't expect the kinds of sets we're accustomed to seeing now. Today, sets may tempt you to move right in, like the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis'…

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Telling Melville's tale (of a whale) by Thomas Garvey

Conor Lovett in Moby Dick.One of my favorite stories about my stint writing for the Globe revolves around the time I tried to work a ref to Moby Dick into my review of a stage version of&nbs…

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Banter Becomes A Stage Genre

The Guardian (UK) 11/08/11

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'RED' playwright paints vivid portrait of controversial artist

There's only a tiny sampling of painter Mark Rothko's substantial body of work at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Now along comes the play "Red" to add to our understanding of the life and times…

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Under the Radar 2012 Trailer by The Public Theater

Under the Radar 2012 Trailer Under the Radar Festival January 4 - January 15, 2012 All tickets at The Public are only $20! Visit undertheradarfestival.com for the full line-up and sched…

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Doesn’t bloom by Elisabeth Vincentelli

‘The Blue Flower” takes place in the first third of the 20th century, mostly in Germany, against a backdrop of WWI, Weimar and the rise of Nazism. Three of the main characters are visual…

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Punting in the burbs by Frank Scheck

At the start of “All-American,” a father coaches his teenager in the fine art of the quarterback sneak as his other child watches in bored silence, smoking a cigarette. As it happens, th…

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Tharp helps keep troupe sharp at gala by Leigh Witchel

There wasn’t a tutu in sight Tuesday night when American Ballet Theatre opened its City Center season with a gala with a contemporary accent -- a prelude to a week of Twyla Tharp, Merce Cu…

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Tenor with 'Nobility': Sean Panikkar takes on his biggest Pittsburgh Opera role in Bizet's 'The Pearl Fishers'

In 2004 Sean Panikkar, a young tenor from Bloomsburg, Columbia County, auditioned for the Pittsburgh Opera Center as well as San Francisco Opera's Merola program. He was accepted into both. …

Linked From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:15AM

Jersey Boys National Tour Returns to DC's National Theatre Beginning Nov. 10 by Michael Gioia

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, makes its way back to Washington, D.C., in a return engagement at the Nat…

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Hugh Jackman Sings, Dances and Charms in Back on Broadway, Opening Nov. 10 by Andrew Gans

Australian native Hugh Jackman, who won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in The Boy from Oz and was later seen opposite Daniel Craig in A Steady Rain, returns to The Great White Way in hi…

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Mary Poppins Flies into Toronto Nov. 10 by Andrew Gans

The Toronto engagement of Mary Poppins begins performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre Nov. 10 for a limited engagement through Jan. 8, 2012. The opening night is scheduled for Nov. 12.

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Joe Grandy, Randy Roberts, Richard White Star in "Pay What You Wish" Workshop of Give a Man a Mask, Nov. 10-12 by Andrew Gans

Off-Broadway's award-winning York Theatre Company presents a developmental lab of the new musical Give a Man a Mask beginning Nov. 10.

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Broadway's Spider-Man Welcomes Rebecca Faulkenberry Nov. 10 by Andrew Gans

Rebecca Faulkenberry (Rock of Ages) joins the cast of Broadway’s Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark in the role of Mary Jane Watson beginning Nov. 10.

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CPC's Picture of the Week, November 10, 2011 by The Charlebois Post

A profoundly beautiful photo - one of those moments when actor and photographerunite to tell a story. Well-lit, well-coloured,well-posed (without looking posed).Dennis Fitzgerald in the…

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nytheatre.com review

Clowns Full-Tilt: Kendall Cornell's All-Female Troupe at La MaMa reviewed by Julie Congress

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nytheatre.com review

Good vs. Evil, Man vs. Puppet: Hand to God reviewed by Amy Lee Pearsall

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nytheatre in review by Martin Denton

Aliens with Extraordinary Skills from Romanian Playwright Saviana Stanescu

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