Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Yawn Again? Is this year's Boring conference too interesting?

The organiser of this year's Boring conference – a London gathering dedicated to the delights of the mundane, obvious and overlooked – has a problem. He is worried it is in danger of bei…

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Review: (Montreal) The Poster by The Charlebois Post

Jade Hassouné in The Poster(photo: ADARNA Photography)The Dangerous Subject of PalestineNo matter what you say...someone will be pissed offby Gaëtan L. CharleboisLike abortion or capital p…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Idris Goodwin on Theater by Tim

I have a very broad definition of theater. For me theater is any sequence of calculated actions presented in real time to a live audience. Venue, content, context, length is irrelev…

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Writers’ Theatre’s riveting ‘Caretaker’ makes us stop and think

HEDY WEISS: With its blazing production, Writers’ Theatre strikes a match and illuminates Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker.” As it turns out, the key to this intense, frequently menaci…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Scribe wins 2 at Evening Standard kudos

Legit News: Richard Bean takes play honors for 'Heretic,' 'Two Guv'nors' -- The National Theater, Royal Court and the Donmar Warehouse took most of the spoils at the 57th London Evening Stan…

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A Playground at the School of Hard Knocks by Julio Martinez

Michael Leoni's The Playground -- A Street Rock Musical was produced at several LA venues from 2004 to 2007, telling stories based on life in the New York streets. Now it's back, in a revise…

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How the World Began, Arcola Theatre by Aleks Sierz

It’s the God factor. Although, until very recently, most British playwrights - being a secular bunch - have shied away from tackling questions of religious belief in their work, their Amer…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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In Search of Lost Time by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Show #107: Sticky Time, Crowded Fire, October 29. By Sam Hurwitt There’s a Willie Nelson song that asks, “Ain’t it funny how time slips away?” The funny…

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Theater Review: ‘How Much Is Enough?’ at St. Ann’s Warehouse — Review by Rachel Saltz

“How Much Is Enough? Our Values in Question,” at St. Ann’s Warehouse, is fueled by audience participation.

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Theater Review: ‘She Kills Monsters,’ by Qui Nguyen at the Flea - Review by Eric Grode

Qui Nguyen’s play “She Kills Monsters” centers on a woman’s discovery of her dead sister’s role-playing game.

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Theater Review: ‘The Infernal Comedy,’ Starring John Malkovich - Review by Jason Zinoman

It’s an easy stroll of a performance for John Malkovich, who plays Jack Unterweger, a real-life Austrian serial killer, in Michael Sturminger’s staging of “The Infernal Comedy.”

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Mint Theater Company Will Dust Off WW II Comedy Love Goes to Press in Spring 2012 by Adam Hetrick

The Mint Theater Company has received a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce the first-ever revival of Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles' WW II comedy Love…

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STAGE TUBE: Tony Sheldon on Performing in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT 1,500 Times! by BroadwayWorld TV

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL's Tony Award nominated star and original Australian leading man Tony Sheldon has performed in the show 1,500 times - hear what he had to say about t…

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FLASH FRIDAY: Look, I Made A Musical - A Stephen Sondheim Retrospective by Pat Cerasaro

Modern-day master of musical theatre Stephen Sondheim has just released the second book of his complete collected lyrics - covering mostly everything written in the last three decades and in…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens at La Jolla Playhouse! by BroadwayWorld TV

Jesus Christ Superstar was the surprise hit of Stratford's 59th Season, boasting a completely sold out run including a one week extension and visits from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim…

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Footloose 2011 - Official Dance Tutorial - Fake ID Line Dance by DanceOn

Footloose 2011 - Official Dance Tutorial - Fake ID Line Dance The official Footloose line dance tutorial taught by the film's choreographers, Jamal Sims and Dondraico Johnson. Learn K…

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Video Feature: Patti and Mandy: Together At Last! by Tristan Fuge and Andy Propst

Patti Lupone and MAndy Patinkin talk about their new Broadway show, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.

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Equity Passes New Production Contract by BroadwayWorld

Actors' Equity Association has passed a new production contract that most notably will allow for six shows in three days up to twelve times a year.

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Elektra Meets the Boss by Joel Raffee

The oft-told story of Elektra gets a contemporary sound and a graphic novel spirit in Joel Raffee's new adaptation for Stokastik Theatre Ensemble. READ MORE

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The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness by Nicole Villeneuve

Carla Ching's update of the Hansel and Gretel tale attempts to articulate the perils of growing up but hides the real emotion of adolescence behind unnecessary modernizations.

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

A Bright New Boise - LiveWire Chicago Theatre at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. is offering $15 industry tickets to any performance through December 17, 2011. For ticket…

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Grateful Dead-inspired red wine for the holidays  by Patty Lee

The season’s holiday wine selection just got a little edgier. Wines That Rock, a collaboration between legendary music managers RZO and California-based Mendocino Wine Co., has released a …

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Aaron Tveit Is Going Straight, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle Is a Thief & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

From a single-minded Jersey Boy to a sticky-fingered Jesus follower, we’ve learned a lot about Broadway and its residents over the past seven days. Read on below to see what we’r…

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The Afternoon Report, Friday, November 18, 2011 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Friday, November 18, 2011 The Friday Broadway Ticker:  click on hyperlinked items for more information Watch RELATIVELY SPEAKING Stars Marlo Thomas &…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Private Lives - Keeping Up with the Chases by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the opening of Broadway's new production of Private Lives starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross.

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss on Being One of the Sexiest Men Alive by BroadwayWorld TV

Broadway-bound GLEE star Darren Criss was recently named one of the 'Sexiest Men Alive' by People Magazine, and in the video below he chats about receiving the honor. Clcik below to check it…

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Andrea Marcovicci: No Strings by David Sheward

The veteran cabaret star celebrates her silver anniversary at the Oak Room with an elegant and naughty hour of familiar travel songs and neglected curios.

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Other Desert Cities Scribe Jon Robin Baitz On Tangling with TV, Owning His Age and Being 'Robbie' by Broadway.com

On this week's Show People, Other Desert Cities playwright Jon Robin Baitz talks about his first experience on the Great White Way, lessons learned from tangling with Hollywood with…

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In Which Hugh Jackman Casually Rocks the Greatest Showtune of All Time by Lucky

So, there’s a lot happening onstage at the Broadhurst Theatre right now, and his name is Hugh Jackman. All the critics lost their shit over his solo show, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway…

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Kevin Carroll, Deidrie Henry, et al. Set for Raisin in the Sun at Kirk Douglas Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

Complete casting has been announced for the Ebony Repertory Theatre production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, to play Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, Jan…

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Dance: ‘Flamenco Algarabia’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Pamela Squires

Flamenco dancer Jose Barrios returned Thursday to the GALA Hispanic Theatre’s annual flamenco festival with a new program,“Flamenco Algarabia,” and dancer, Ana Gonzalez, making her fir…

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Laura Osnes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, et al. Featured on GEORGIA STITT Album; 11/29 Release by BroadwayWorld

SH-K-BOOM RECORDS will release the new CD from GEORGIA STITT, the award winning and critically acclaimed composer and lyricist. My Lifelong Love features thirteen of Stitt's original songs p…

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Annie gets her gun, spurs at Cody museum by Associated Press

CODY, Wyo. - His movies starred the likes of John Wayne and Charles Bronson, and his own stint as an actor led...

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PHOTO CALL: An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin on Broadway by Matthew Blank

For the first time since they dazzled audiences in the original Broadway production of Evita, Tony winners Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin share a Broadway stage in An Evening with Patti LuP…

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Tom Sutcliffe: A guide to the Bard's best gags

I found myself wondering whether you could draw up a top ten of Shakespeare's best jokes the other night. What I had in mind wasn't the sort of thing that an Elizabethan audience would have …

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Occupy Lincoln Center (part 2) by Scott Walters

"Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?" -- Matthew 7: 3 (English Standard Version)Yesterday, in the first part of this …

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Georgia Stitt's 'My Lifelong Love' CD to Feature Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Laura Osnes & More; Release Set for 11/29 by BroadwayWorld

SH-K-BOOM RECORDS will release the new CD from GEORGIA STITT, the award winning and critically acclaimed composer and lyricist.

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PHOTO FLASH: Jan Maxwell, Brooke Shields, et al. at "Power Lunch for Women" by Tristan Fuge

On Friday, November 18, Citymeals-on-Wheels held its 25th annual "Power Lunch for Women" at The Pierre Hotel. Emceed by Paula Zahn, the event raised $1.15 million which is enough t…

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Caffeine Theatre Seeks Short Original Performance Pieces by Chicago Plays

Caffeine Theatre seeks short original performance pieces of all disciplines--music, dance, theatre, spoken word, poetry, etc.--for its Penelope Coffeehouse Cabaret, produced in collaboration…

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PHOTO CALL: Next to Normal, With Stacia Fernandez and Leo Daignault, at Florida Studio Theatre by Matthew Blank

Stacia Fernandez of Broadway's Mamma Mia! is currently tackling the role of Diana Goodman, a wife and mother struggling with bipolar disorder, in the Florida Studio Theatre's product…

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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Nilo Cruz and Cast of El Color del Deseo Set for TCG Discussion by Adam Hetrick

Theatre Communications Group will unite Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics playwright Nilo Cruz and Tony Award-nominated actress Daphne Rubin-Vega for a special discussion and perfor…

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Relatively Speaking's Marlo Thomas & Steve Guttenberg on NY1 On Stage by BroadwayWorld

RELATIVELY SPEAKING stars Marlo Thomas and Steve Guttenberg will be featured on NY1's On Stage program this weekend beginning Saturday morning, November 19 and throughout the weekend.

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'Godspell' According to Telly Episode 7: Leung and Co. Record the New Godspell Cast Album by Broadway.com

Godspell may have recently celebrated its opening night, but that doesn't mean the hard work is over for Telly Leung and his castmates. In the latest installment of his video blog, Leung…

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Hugh Jackman 'Beyond Excited' to Start to Work on 'Greatest' Musical Les Miserables by Michael Mellini

Tony winner Hugh Jackman doesn’t have any plans to stop singing once the run of his smash hit solo show, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, concludes its limited run early next year. In F…

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Anika Noni Rose, et al. Featured on Georgia Stitt's My Lifelong Love by Andy Propst

Michael Arden, Kate Baldwin, Shoshana Bean, Heidi Blickenstaff, Susan Egan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Christopher Jackson, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael McElroy, Laura Osnes, and Anika Noni R…

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Carol Burnett to Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Publicists Awards Luncheon by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star Carol Burnett will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) 49th annual Publicists Awards Luncheon, according to T…

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Photo Flash: First Look at AN EVENING WITH PATTI AND MANDY by BroadwayWorld

Much more than a concert, AN EVENING WITH Patti LuPone AND Mandy Patinkin is a passionate, intimate and unique musical love story told entirely through a selection of some of the greatest so…

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'Sylvia': Canine comedy at Seattle Rep

Seattle Repertory Theatre returns to the comedy about a long-wed couple (played by Alban Dennis and Mari Nelson) whose lives change when the husband brings home an irresistible stray dog (pl…

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Liam Neeson's hologram will narrate 'War of the Worlds' musical by Patrick Kevin Day

Liam Neeson will provide narration for an updated live touring production of "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds." Liam Neeson replaces the late actor Richard Burton, who …

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Kim Cattrall in 'Private Lives': What did the critics think?

Cattrall is the main attraction here and it's hard to find reviews that don't mention her most famous role, the sexually empowered Samantha Jones in "Sex and the City."Cattrall is the main a…

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Liam Neeson's hologram will narrate 'War of the Worlds' musical

Liam Neeson is returning to the stage next year -- sort of -- when he takes over the role of narrator in an updated live touring version of the massively bestselling 1978 prog rock album "Je…

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What's Pinter without tension?

Though well-cast, Parson's 'Caretaker' fails to make us care There's an old, oft-quoted story among Pinter scholars wherein British playwright Terence Rattigan once tried to tell Harold Pin…

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Relatively Speaking Stars Marlo Thomas & Steve Guttenberg on NY1 “On Stage” This Weekend by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

RELATIVELY SPEAKING stars Marlo Thomas and Steve Guttenberg will be featured on NY1’s “On Stage” program this weekend beginning Saturday morning, November 19 and throughout the weekend…

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Highlights from Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, Starring Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman (Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, "Harry Potter") is a critic-editor whose tongue is dipped in poison in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, now on Broadway …

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Its Doomsday, and these are definitely not the Muppets by Marsha Lederman

Ronnie Burkett’s puppet visions are sometimes funny, but also terrifying and breathtaking

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Mason's Onion Creek to Debut at Son of Semele by Ryan Chavis

Padua Playwrights will present the new play Onion Creek by playwright Roger Q. Mason for a limited engagement from December 2 -11 at the Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles. June Carryl wi…

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Fox Valley Rep to Present The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue by Bethany Rickwald

Fox Valley Rep will present The Second City in their Dysfunctional Holiday Revue, at Pheasant Run Resort, December 2-16, with an additional special performance on New Year's Eve. Ryan B…

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VIDEO FLASH: Off-Broadway's Rent Performs for Regis Philbin by Andy Propst

The cast of Off-Broadway's Rent performed on Regis Philbin's final episode of Live! with Regis and Kelly on November 18. The appearance featured the show's signature song, &q…

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SLSO presents compelling program with Bruckner work

Friday and Saturday's performances by David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra represent a quiet coup in programming by Robertson: presenting three very different works from thre…

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 12-18 by BroadwayWorld

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

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At Ballet B.C., bodies and brains in fabulous motion by Kaija Pepper

Dancers successfully mix ideas and movement

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E. Faye Butler and Felicia Fields Set for Goodman Theatre's Re-Imagined Crowns by Michael Gioia

Goodman Theatre will present the tenth anniversary production of Crowns, re-imagined by Goodman artistic associate Regina Taylor, beginning June 30, 2012, in Chicago.

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Off Broadway Theater Review: HORSEDREAMS (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) by Thomas Antoinne

HORSEDREAMS AND NIGHTMARES A few years ago, Dael Orlandersmith made a splash with Beauty’s Daughter and Yellowman, winning an Obie Award and being a Pulitzer Finalist.  Her work was large…

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Martin Olson's Encyclopaedia of Hell: Phineas and Ferb/Penn & Teller Writer On His New Book, a Satire of Satan

​Ever had questions about Hell, Satan or various and sundry demons? Then TV writer Martin Olson's Encyclopaedia of Hell: An Invasion Manual for Demons Concerning the Planet Earth and t…

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Theater actress among those arrested Thursday at Occupy LA by David Ng

On Thursday, police in downtown L.A. swooped in to arrest dozens of protesters from the Occupy L.A. movement. Among those seized and hauled off to jail was Nancy Linehan Charles, a veteran t…

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Tilting at Windmills: New Jersey Ballet stages evening-length "Don Quixote" by Robert Johnson

Ballet's classic crowd-pleaser makes itself at home in Jersey.

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William Gaunt, Sheridan Smith Win Clarence Derwent Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Britain's Actors Equity has announced the winners of its annual Clarence Derwent Awards, according to WhatsOnStage.com. The awards are given for the best supporting actor and actress on…

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Relatively Speaking Star Julie Kavner 92.3 Now FM Interview – Listen Online Now by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

RELATIVELY SPEAKING star Emmy Award® winner Julie Kavner was interviewed by 92.3 Now FM Hit Music Channel host Matt Ryder this week about her collaboration with Woody Allen on stage and fil…

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SeedlingsFest — Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga by Pauline Adamek

Theatricum Botanicum’s new play development program, Botanicum Seedlings, continues to inspire growth by reaching out to a mix of emerging and award-winning playwrights for SeedlingsFest, …

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Private Lives — Keeping Up with the Chases by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the opening of Broadway's new production of Private Lives starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross.

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Artists at Play Push Buttons With Ching Chong by Amy Tofte

A play called Ching Chong Chinaman can be expected to disturb some audience members, and that's fine with the four creators of the new production company Artists at Play, which is presenting…

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Bill Cunningham New York – screening at Getty by Pauline Adamek

  For decades, Bill Cunningham, a Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist, has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high-society charity soirées for The New Y…

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Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 - Dance Scene (HD) by DanceOn

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 - Dance Scene (HD) In the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) share a dance in the forest. Choreographer Pa…

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Review: (Montreal) Stori Ya by The Charlebois Post

Warona Setshwaelo (Photo: Jaclyn Turner)Delightful NuanceWarona Setshwaelo fills the solo leading BTW's seasonby Chris LaneStori Ya is a one-woman show, written by Joan M. Kivanda and direct…

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Muppet Movie Countdown! Julie Andrews Yodels 'The Lonely Goatherd' With Kermit and Co. 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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The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer by Ron Cohen

While John Malkovich portrays a real-life serial killer, sopranos sing arias from composers such as Mozart and Beethoven between his monologues, lifting the jukebox musical to rarified hei…

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Spider-Man Will Celebrate One Year on Broadway With "Ultimate Turn Off the Dark Experience" Contest by Michael Gioia

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark will celebrate its first year on Broadway Nov. 28. In honor of the production's milestone, Spider-Man will give away two tickets, as well as the "Ultima…

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Playwright Thomas Higgins - "Wild Animals You Should Know" by MCC Theater

Playwright Thomas Higgins - "Wild Animals You Should Know" "Wild Animals You Should Know" playwright Thomas Higgins discusses his play. From: mcctheater Views: 790 …

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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James Franco and Laurel Nakadate Rough It With Tennessee Williams by Roberta Smith

The commissions brought forth by Performa 11 over the past two weeks have tended toward an excessive disjointedness, alleviated by brief flashes of brilliance; this was the case Sunday after…

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'The King and I': A classic made even better

There's something about the Walnut Street Theatre's production of The King and I that feels as comfortable and inviting as, well, the 2010 holiday show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Mayb…

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Captain: Wagner responsible for Natalie Wood death

A yacht captain said on national TV Friday that he lied to investigators about Natalie Wood's mysterious death 30 years ago and blames the actress' husband at the time, Robert Wagner, for he…

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Broadway hails return of Kim Cattrall, 'Private Lives' by Allison Reitz

The curtains rose over a newly revived comedy at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway last night, November 17. The latest staging of Noel Coward's classic "Private Lives" will run through Febru…

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

Propeller take Henry V on tour while Lenny Henry's Comedy of Errors is at the Olivier. Elsewhere, seasonal offerings aboundSouth, south-west and WalesGood shows continue to stack up down sou…

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Broadway Review: 'Private Lives'

Watching Noël Coward's Private Lives is like reading that comic strip about the bickering husband and wife, The Lockhorns - but reading 500 panels.

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Writer/Actor Danny Hoch Talks Broadway, Gentrification, People With TVs In Their Heads: Gothamist by Mike Daisey

Writer/Actor Danny Hoch Talks Broadway, Gentrification, People With TVs In Their Heads: Gothamist:Do you feel like it's more of a challenge to connect with the audience? It seems like when I…

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A life in theatre: Trevor Nunn by Andrew Dickson

'The skills involved in working with a musical score and lyrics are every bit as particular as the skills required in putting on a Shakespeare play'When Trevor Nunn was about to take over at…

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Extra, extra! Newsies the Musical marches to Broadway by Matt Trueman

Adaptation of Disney film about New York child newspaper vendors starts three-month stint on Broadway in 2012Newsies the Musical, an adaptation of the cult Disney film starring Christian Bal…

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Alan Rickman Returns to Broadway With Attitude by Mark Kennedy

Rickman, 65, may admit to being uncompromising as an actor, but during an interview at the Golden Theatre he says he has nothing but respect for playwrights such as Rebeck, who create new …

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Liam Neeson to narrate 'War of the Worlds' musical

LONDON (AP) -- Liam Neeson is to have an out-of-body experience in an out-of-this world tale....

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Monster Mash: Jim Parsons returning to Broadway?; 'Finding Neverland' by David Ng

Jim Parsons, who stars in TV's "The Big Bang Theory," is in talks for a Broadway revival of "Harvey." "Finding Neverland," the new musical that was canceled at the La Jolla Playhouse, will h…

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Regis Philbin's own version of 'Rent's' 'Seasons of Love' [Video] by Patrick Kevin Day

Regis Philbin was serenaded by the cast of "Rent" on his final episode of "Live!" Regis Philbin is leaving the show after roughly 16,500 hours on the air over his entire career.

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Kim Cattrall in 'Private Lives': What did the critics think? by David Ng

Kim Cattrall has returned to the New York stage after many years in a new revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives." The production originated in London last year before traveling to Toronto …

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The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad guest stars on ‘Modern Family’ 11/23 at 9 PM by Jim Byk

THE BOOK OF MORMON’s Josh Gad will guest star in the next episode of “Modern Family,” entitled “Punkin Chunkin” and airing Wednesday, November 23 (9:00 PM ET) on the ABC Television…

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Tony Winner Bill Irwin Will Star in Samuel Beckett's Endgame at ACT by Michael Gioia

American Conservatory Theater announced that an evening of short plays by Samuel Beckett will replace Twelfth Night for the 2011–12 season. Endgame and Play will begin performances May…

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The Muppets 2011 - Final Dance Scene (HD) by DanceOn

The Muppets 2011 - Final Dance Scene (HD) The final dance scene in The Muppets was a huge scene to film. Choreographer Michael Rooney talks about all of the dancers, extras and helicopters …

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Memphis Sneak Peek by Memphis The Musical

Memphis Sneak Peek From: MemphisTheMusical Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 00:40 More in Entertainment

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The Muppets 2011 - Dancing with Kermit, Miss Piggy and Walter by DanceOn

The Muppets 2011 - Dancing with Kermit, Miss Piggy and Walter The Muppets show off their dancing skills in the new 2011 Muppet's movie. Choreographer Michael Rooney talks about choreogr…

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The Genius of Duke Ellington Recreated in City Center's Cotton Club Parade

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center team up with City Center Encores! for Cotton Club Parade, an exploration of the history and legacy of the famed Harlem nightspot of the 1920s and…

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Alicia Keys-Produced 'Stick Fly' Begins Previews Tonight

Broadway's 'Stick Fly' © Stick Fly Alicia Keys' latest Broadway venture, Stick Fly, opens tonight on Broadway. A comedy of family foibles, Stick Fly stars Dulé Hill of USA Network'…

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NEA Gives Arts Grants to Three Connecticut Groups

The eational Emdowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 arti…

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Blog: Becoming An Actor: Too Expensive for the Fringe?

“All money gives you is the security not to worry about money”, or so said Johnny Carson. I suppose he meant that money doesn’t buy happiness, but over the last f...

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MORMON's Josh Gad To Appear On Modern Family 11/23 by BroadwayWorld

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad will guest star in the next episode of Modern Family, entitled Punkin Chunkin and airing Wednesday, November 23 900 PM ET on the ABC Television Network.

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St. Louis Art Museum announces major gift

A collection of nearly 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints has been pledged to the St. Louis Art Museum, officials announced today.

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Book of Mormon's Josh Gad Will Make Guest Appearance on "Modern Family" Nov. 23 by Andrew Gans and Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Josh Gad will make a guest appearance on ABC's "Modern Family" Nov. 23 at 9 PM ET.

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PHOTO CALL: Patrick Page Presides Over Volunteers of America’s Santa School by Matthew Blank

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark's Green Goblin, Patrick Page, helped prepare participants at Santa School for their upcoming debut at the Santa Parade on Nov. 25.

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STAGE TUBE: RENT Cast Sings 'Seasons of Love' on LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY by BroadwayWorld TV

The cast of the landmark musical Rent performed today on Regis Philbin's final episode of Live with Regis and Kelly. Mr. Philbin's extraordinary run was celebrated in his final minutes on th…

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Original Broadway Cast of Grease to Reunite for 2011 Gypsy of the Year Competition by Broadway.com

The original Broadway cast of Grease will reunite to perform a special 40-year anniversary tribute to the show in the opening number of the 2011 Gypsy of the Year competition. The 23rd annua…

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Original Broadway Cast of Grease to Reunite at Gypsy of the Year by Dan Bacalzo

The original Broadway cast of Grease will reunite for a special 40-year anniversary tribute during the opening number of the 23rd annual Gypsy of the Year, which as previously reported, will…

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SPIDER-MAN Announces Facebook Ticket Giveaway by BroadwayWorld

SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK has just announced a new contest that gives fans a chance to win tickets to the show and more To enter the general sweepstakes, visit the show's Facebook page, a…

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Date Night! Onstage Lovers Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross Hit the Town for Opening Night of Private Lives by Broadway.com

After two plus hours of shouting at each other on stage as quarreling lovers Amanda and Elyot, Private Lives stars Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross were more than happy to make nice and celebrate…

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StopNextFallKiss by Ken Barnett

What's it like to work on two strangely similar plays simultaneously? Ken Barnett, who acts in Next Fall at the Geffen and co-directs Stop Kiss at the Lounge, reports that the benefits are w…

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PHOTO CALL: Tony Yazbeck, Jill Paice, James Clow Dream of a White Christmas at Paper Mill by Matthew Blank

The Paper Mill Playhouse's holiday-season run of Irving Berlin's White Christmas plays the New Jersey venue Nov. 16-Dec. 24.

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News: Sheridan Smith & William Gaunt Win Clarence Derwent Award

This year's Clarence Derwent Award, given by performers' union Equity, has been won by Sheridan Smith for her role as Doris (Countess Skriczevinsky) in Flare Path and William Gaunt for playi…

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Seth Rudetsky Will Host Gypsy of the Year; Original Cast of Grease Will Perform by Andrew Gans

The 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year competition — benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS — will be held Dec. 5 at 4:30 PM and Dec. 6 at 2 PM at The New Amsterdam Theatre, hom…

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Wilson Milam to Direct The History of Cardenio Reading by Dan Bacalzo

Tony nominee Wilson Milam will direct The History of Cardenio, at Shakespeare's Globe on Sunday, November 20, at 3pm. Professor Gary Taylor (Oxford editor of Shakespeare and Middleton)…

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I AM THEATRE: Nilo Cruz by Tony

TCG has been running a series of videos "I am Theatre". Trying to capture pivotal moments in the lives of theatre-makers. Here's one with playwright Nilo Cruz.  If you have time, the whole…

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Horsedreams

Well, this is a dreary bit of business. But not the kind that you throw back. This is dreary because it is telling tales that most people don’t want to hear. Me included. What makes it…

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Original GREASE Cast to Reunite at 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR; Set for 12/5-6 by BroadwayWorld

The original Broadway cast of Grease will reunite next month for a special 40-year anniversary tribute during the opening number of the 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year, produced by and benefit…

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Date Night! Feuding Lovers Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross Hit the Town for Opening Night of Private Lives by Broadway.com

After two plus hours of shouting at each other on stage as quarreling lovers Amanda and Elyot, Private Lives stars Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross were more than happy to make nice and celebrate…

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‘Seasons of Regis!’ Rent Remembers 995,600 Moments of Regis Philbin in a Special Live Performance by Broadway.com

How do you measure a man and his career? On November 18, the cast of Rent stopped by the set of Live with Regis and Kelly to give it a try. Led by soloists Tamika Sonja Lawrence and Marcus P…

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BC/EFA Announces Original Cast of Broadway’s GREASE To Perform at 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Original Broadway Company of Grease The original Broadway cast of Grease will reunite next month for a special 40-year anniversary tribute during the opening number of the 23rd Annual Gypsy …

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Pic of the Week: November 18, 2011 by Tony

Terri Lopez is the Flamenco Dancer in Lorca in a Green Dress. Tags: Pic of the Week

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Rent's Surprise Tribute to Regis Philbin (Video) by Michael Gioia

The cast of the Off-Broadway revival of Rent made a surprise appearance on the Nov. 18 broadcast of "LIVE! With Regis and Kelly" to pay tribute to Regis Philbin, who is departing t…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Nov. 7-13 by Judy Samelson

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Nov. 7-13, 2011, as reported by The Broadway League.

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Josh Gad to Guest Star on November 23 Episode of Modern Family by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Josh Gad's previously reported guest stint on ABC's Modern Family will air on November 23. Gad will play a character named Kenneth, with other guest stars inclu…

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Bill Irwin to Star in A.C.T.'s Endgame by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Bill Irwin will star in Samuel Beckett's Endgame, as part of an evening of short Beckett works at American Conservatory Theater that also includes Play. This double bi…

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BWW Polls: Which Famous Broadway Duo Would You Like to Reunite on Stage? by BroadwayWorld

With Broadway's fall offerings celebrating their opening nights, attention has turned to what shows are slated to open for the 2012 spring season. It hasn't yet been set as a particularly fu…

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#NEWPLAY OPP: apply for the HERE Artist Residency Program @HEREARTS by Arena Stage

Call for Submissions: HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2012 HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations since 1993, and today, stands at the forefront of the …

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#NEWPLAY TV LIVE: Watch Revolutionizing Access: performance of "On the Spectrum" @mixed_blood by Arena Stage

Is autism a disability or a difference? This simple but profound question is at the center of a new play by Ken LaZebnik (author of Mixed Blood’sVestibular Sense and Theory of Mind and win…

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Puppeteering at Close Range by Chloe Veltman

I'm not entirely sure why the main character, Joseph, in Aurora Theatre's new theatrical adaptation of Stravinsky's 1918 chamber music work The Soldier's Tale needs to be played by a puppet…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Nov. 12-18: Private Lives Opens, Patti & Mandy Sing, Judy Finds a Home by Kenneth Jones

The producers of the limited engagement of Noel Coward's Private Lives woke up to news that they wanted to read on the morning of Nov. 18: The New York Times embraced the revival starrin…

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Labyrinth's Barn Series Lines Up Bobby Cannavale, Lili Taylor and Philip Seymour Hoffman by Adam Hetrick

Bobby Cannavale and Lili Taylor are among the actors who will participate in the Labyrinth Theater Company's upcoming Barn Series of free play readings.

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Bobby Cannavale, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lili Taylor et al. Set for LAByrinth's Barn Series by Dan Bacalzo

LAByrinth Theater Company has announced additional plays, directors and actors for its 12th annual Barn Series, a year-long festival of free staged readings highlighting 13 new plays. Th…

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Beyonce: “Countdown” video and the art of stealing by Sarah Kaufman

This time, the mass market is leading the avant garde. And it is Beyonce who is pushing the boundaries. Granted, the pop star has done nothing radical or unusual. But by virtue of her enormo…

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Stick Fly Road to Opening: Invited Dress by Michael Block

What a performance! It's always important to get an audience engaged from the start. And boy was this house on the edge of their seat from start to finish! Our invited dress was phenomenal! …

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Purple Repertory Theatre Company Announces Casting for The Myths We Need by Andy Propst

Purple Repertory Theatre Company has announced casting for The Myths We Need - or - How To Begin, to run December 2-18 at The Monkey. Jose Zayas will direct the production. A pseudo-Jazz A…

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Beyonce reveals wedding dress in ‘I Was Here’ video  by Samantha Cortez

Three years after tying the knot with Jay-Z, Beyonce has revealed what she wore down the aisle.

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Michael Cumpsty, Jay Russell, Tom Pelphrey Round Out Cast of ‘End of the Rainbow’ by Michael Spain

“End of the Rainbow” is coming to Broadway this Spring after a successful run in London. The show has some previews scheduled in late March and is scheduled to begin its Broadway run in …

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#NEWPLAY AGGREGATION: African American Playwrights Exchange aggregates writers by Arena Stage

A collective that sheds light on the happenings of African American Theatre all over the nation! FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE!

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#NEWPLAY FEST: @GANemeed Announces 'Not A Box' #NewPlay Fest @PlaywrightsBPT Dec1-4 by Arena Stage

From December 1st through 4th at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, GAN-e-meed Theatre Project will present Not A Box New Play Festival, a variety of thought-provoking new work by artists from Bos…

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TheatreWorks Casts Joe Cassidy, Patricia Noonan, Alex Brightman and More in The Secret Garden by Adam Hetrick

Joe Cassidy, Patricia Noonan, Alex Brightman and young actress Angelina Wahler will lead the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden, which will blossom Nov. 30 at Palo Alto…

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Review 'Billy Elliot the Musical' by Howard Shapiro

A great national tour cast in one of the great musicals of the new century. Inquirer theater critic Howard Shapiro reviews from the Academy of Music.

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Whoopi Goldberg, Patina Miller and the Stars of Sister Act Kick off the Holiday Season at Macy’s by Broadway.com

From Miracle on 34th Street to the world famous Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s department store is an irreplaceable part of the New York holiday season. Part of that magic comes strai…

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Wooster Group & Royal Shakespare Company Tag-Team "Troilus" by The Playgoer

These seeming transatlantic opposites are collaborating on what promises to be the weirdest Troilus yet: The Wooster Group is teaming up with the Royal Shakespeare Company on a production of…

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Dream teams

Art's A-list gathers in New York for a biennial initiative that matches masters with younger talent in six genres, writes Jan Dalley

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Boys from the 'Hood'

The creative team behind the Royal Shakespeare Company's Christmas show tells Sarah Hemming about their startling take on the Robin Hood legend

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Juno and the Paycock, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London SE1

Howard Davies imbues proceedings with the stateliness and formality of a stereotypical Russian drama, writes Ian Shuttleworth

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Private Lives' Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross by Playbill Staff

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

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RANT: Defending or Offending Shows on the Net by JK

This is sort of a blogjack, in that I am writing in response to a current blog that I follow.  But it is interesting that I was going to write on this very topic, anyway.  I have r…

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The riveting saga of AGO benefactors by Martin Knelman

The riveting saga of the delicate dance between the Tanenbaums as great benefactors and the AGO

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by BroadwayWorld

Bette Midler's production of the Tony Award winning hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will perform a medley of dance-floor hits featuring a cast of 23 on the 85th annual Macy's Thank…

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New Year's Week Performance Schedule for Broadway Shows by BroadwayWorld

Hard to believe but 2012 is almost here Please take note of the special New Year's week December 26, 2011 to January 1, 2012 playing schedule for Broadway shows. All information is subject t…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Broadway's Anything Goes to Perform on CBS' Thanksgiving Day Parade by Andy Propst

Cole Porter's "You're the Top," a number from Roundabout Theatre Company's Anything Goes, will be performed during the television broadcast for CBS' Thanksgivin…

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Cast of 23 Will Perform Dance Hit Medley on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Bette Midler’s production of the Tony Award® winning hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT will perform a medley of dance-floor hits featuring a cast of 23 on the 85th annual MacyR…

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Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter Lines Up Matthew Broderick, Michael Urie and More by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, Carole Kane and Michael Urie will take part in Celebrity Autobiography Nov. 21 at the Triad Theater.

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MTC's 30 Under 30 Event for VENUS IN FUR by Manhattan Theatre Club

MTC's 30 Under 30 Event for VENUS IN FUR On November 13th, 2011, Manhattan Theatre Club hosted a reception for 30 Under 30 members after "Venus in Fur." For more info on 30 …

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The Big Interview: Logan’s Run by Richard Ouzounian

With his hit play, Red, opening in Toronto next week, his movie of Coriolanus coming at Christmas and the new James Bond film in progress, John Logan is at the top of his game.

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Broadway's Anything Goes to Perform in CBS' Thanksgiving Day Parade by Andy Propst

Cole Porter's "You're the Top," a number from Roundabout Theatre Company's Anything Goes, will be performed during the television broadcast for CBS' Thanksgivin…

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King seeks a deal with death, and faces grief

The retelling of an ancient story is masterfully layered, with video, dance, theater and music.

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VENUS IN FUR - Opening Night by Manhattan Theatre Club

Red carpet footage from the VENUS IN FUR Broadway opening at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Liam Neeson to appear as hologram in touring stage musical ‘War of the Worlds’

Liam Neeson is to have an out-of-body experience in an out-of-this world tale.

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Simon Russell Beale, Judi Dench, et al. to Be Featured in BBC Shakespeare and Us Documentary by Andy Propst

Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Judi Dench, Tim Piggott-Smith and Harriet Walter will be featured in the two-part BBC documentary Shakespeare and Us, according to a report on the website f…

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Scarlett Johansson to Make Directorial Debut with Summer Crossing Film by Dan Bacalzo

Film star and Tony Award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson will make her film directorial debut with Summer Crossing, according to a report in Variety. Based on the novella by Truman Capot…

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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: University of California, Irvine by BroadwayWorld

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

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Shakespeare Society to Honor Ralph Fiennes in December by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes will be honored by the Shakespeare Society during the organization's Dec. 9 benefit at the Rubin Museum of Art.

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Joss Ackland, Emma Fielding and Ian McNeice Set For The King's Speech U.K. Tour by Broadway.com

Joss Ackland, Emma Fielding and Ian McNeice will join previously announced stars Charles Edwards and Jonathan Hyde in the upcoming U.K. tour of The King's Speech. Ackland will play Georg…

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ALL FOR ONE FESTIVAL

THE FINAL WEEKENDCHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE. "TRUTH VALUES" - NOV. 19 (2:30pm)Created as a response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summer's now infamous suggestion that women are less repr…

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"In Conversation With…" Podcast Series Features Thomas Kail, Joe Mantello, Susan Stroman and More by Michael Gioia

"In Conversation With...," a podcast series conceived by Stage Directors and Choreographers Society member and director Thomas Kail, debuted Nov. 17 at americantheaterwing.org. The…

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PHOTO CALL: Close Up Space, With Rosie Perez and David Hyde Pierce, Meets the Press by Joseph Marzullo

Rosie Perez, David Hyde Pierce and the cast and creative team of the Manhattan Theatre production of Molly Smith Metzler's Close Up Space met the press on Oct. 17.

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Mean Girls Make The Grade In Thinking Cap’s Premiere of Death For Sydney Black by Bill Hirschman

The ambitious Thinking Cap Theatre, now in its second season, breathes life into Leah Nanako Winkler's absurdist play about the dog-eat-dog world of high school hierarchy in Death for Sydney…

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WordPress Pro by Rebecca Coleman

I left my WordPress-hosted blog just over a year ago, for the beautifully-designed layout you see before you today (thanks, Janet Baxter!). If you aren’t familiar with WordPress, it…

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The 4th Annual Producer's Perspective Social - And you're invited! by Ken Davenport

Save the date, PPers, it's time for the Producer's Perspective offline event of the year, the Producer's Perspective social. (insert sound of "whoop whoop" here) Don't know what th…

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STAGE TUBE: PHANTOM 25 DVD Sneak Peek- Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Music of the Night' by BroadwayWorld TV

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a concert featuring Hadley Fraser as Raoul', Kiera Duffy as …

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 11/18/2011 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 11182011.

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Producer Alicia Keys Brings Martha’s Vineyard to Broadway as Stick Fly Begins Performances by Broadway.com

Broadway gets a new taste of the upper crust as Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly begins previews at the Cort Theatre on November 18. The new play, which includes Grammy winning artist Alicia…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO CALL: Private Lives Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party by Matthew Blank

Noel Coward's 1930 comedy Private Lives, featuring that other famous balcony scene of the theatre, opened on Broadway Nov. 17 following previews from Nov. 6. Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross …

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Center Theatre Group Revises Dates for Fela! After Funny Girl Postponement by Adam Hetrick

The Center Theatre Group has announced new dates of production for the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Fela!, which will now arrive in December, replacing a scuttled revival …

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PHOTO FLASH: Kim Cattrall, Paul Gross, Cynthia Nixon, Michael Stipe et al. at Private Lives Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, November 17, Noel Coward's Private Lives opened at the Music Box Theater. In the show, Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross star as divorcees Amanda and Elyot, who rekindle their …

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World Premiere Preview (November 18-20, 2011) by Bilal

You have no idea how exciting a weekend it is at the Neo-Futurarium, which is why this blog is climbing its way out of the mothballs to tell you.FIRST OF ALL, we're proud and excited to pres…

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Projecting “The Blue Flower” by Linda Buchwald

Inside the new musical’s daring projection design The Blue Flower is not just a musical—it’s a collage. “The music and the words and the images and the stage movement…

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Jesus Chrysler at Theatre Passe Muraille: Everything you need to know by Aislinn Rose

Margaret Evans (l) Plays Jim Watts, Aviva Armour-Ostroff (r) plays Dorothy Livesay in Jesus Chrysler ~ Photo by Will O’Hare JESUS CHRYSLER Written by: Tara Beagan & Directed by: Mi…

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Photo Coverage: Midtown Men Perform at Bloomingdale's Holiday Window Unveiling by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Bloomingdales officially kicked off the season with a gala ceremony to unveil their 2011 Holiday windows starring THE MIDTOWN MEN, 4 stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys. The…

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Weekend Poll: Who Is Broadway's Sexiest Man Alive in 2011? by Broadway.com

Earlier this week, People magazine unveiled its annual Sexiest Man Alive issue with Bradley Cooper taking the top honor. Plenty of hunky men are currently charming audiences on Broadway…

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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Curtis Holbrook, Rebecca Naomi Jones Set for Songs on Five Benefit Concert by Andrew Gans

The CAP21 Theatre Company's Concerts for CAP21 series will continue Nov. 21 at 8 PM at the CAP21 Black Box Theatre with an evening titled Songs on Five.

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Stephen Sondheim Confirms That Merrily We Roll Along at Encores! Will Be Revised Script and Score by Kenneth Jones

The February 2012 City Center Encores! concert staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Merrily We Roll Along will not reflect the 1981 version of the script and score that…

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Luisa Fernanda by Rosalind Lacy

Think of the present day Arab Spring. In 1868 Spain, public dissent was in the air. The revolutionary fervor, called La Gloriosa (Glorious Revolution) led to the overthrow of Queen Isabella …

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Alan Campbell, Lauren Kennedy et al. Set for Gulfshore Playhouse's Sweet Charity Gala Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Lauren Kennedy will star in the title role of the musical Sweet Charity, in a gala concert event entitled Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida on Februar…

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Liam Neeson Hologram to Be Featured in U.K. Tour of The War of the Worlds - The New Generation by Andy Propst

A hologram of Liam Neeson as George Herbert,The Journalist will be featured in the forthcoming U.K. tour of The War of the Worlds - The New Generation, which will launch at the Liverpool Ech…

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We interrupt this week's regularly scheduled guest blog for... by Michael Roderick

A word from all of you. As many of you know, I love to teach and have created a number of great courses. I also realize that many of you love to teach as well and I thought it would...

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NY1 Theater Review: "Private Lives"

"Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall returns to Broadway in a new production of the classic Noel Coward comedy "Private Lives."

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Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Will Go It Solo in Seattle by Andrew Gans

Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre will present Jason Robert Brown in Concert Dec. 8, marking the Tony-winning composer's solo concert debut in Seattle, WA.

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BWW TV: First Look at Alan Rickman in SEMINAR - Performance Highlights! by BroadwayWorld TV

Produced by Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Roy Furman, David Ian, David Mirvish, Amy Nauiokas and James Spry, SEMINAR officially opens on Sunday, Novembe…

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review: WIDE AWAKE: A CIVIL WAR CABARET by Toby Zinman

Medley is the name of the complicated, charming and entertaining gamethe Bearded Ladies are playing in their tuneful cabaret, according to Toby Zinman

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Not-so-simple gifts by Thomas Garvey

Whitney V. Hunter in Angel Reapers.Angel Reapers, the new meditation on the Shakers by choreographer Martha Clarke, playwright Alfred Uhry, and music director Arthur Solari (through this wee…

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Casting Announced for Free Manhattan Reading of Kevin Ray Johnson's Unpredictable Times by Andrew Gans

A free staged reading of Kevin Ray Johnson's The Unpredictable Times will be presented Jan. 15, 2012, at 2 PM at the 45th Street Theatre.

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STAGE TUBE: Broadway Veteran Stacy Francis Eliminated From THE X FACTOR by BroadwayWorld TV

Last night it was announced that Stacy Francis, one of Nicole Scherzinger's Over 30 finalists, was eliminated from THE X FACTOR.

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Joss Ackland, Charles Edwards Jonathan Hyde, et al. Set for The King's Speech U.K. Tour by Andy Propst

Additional casting has been announced for the U.K. tour of David Seidler's The King's Speech, which will launch with an engagement at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, beginn…

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Photo Flash: Patrick Page Visits Sidewalk Santa School by BroadwayWorld

Volunteers of America VOA, one of the nation's oldest and most effective human services organizations in the nation, will launch their 109th Annual Sidewalk Santa Campaign. Money collected …

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Marcia Gay Harden Set to Guest Star on ABC's BODY OF PROOF by BroadwayWorld

As first reported on EWOnline, actresses Marcia Gay Harden and Rita Wilson will guest star on a special episode of ABC's BODY OF PROOF which will be inspired by the court case of Casey Antho…

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Some Splaining To Do by Rob Weinert-Kendt

In my inbox this morning, this news stuck out:Steppenwolf Theatre said Wednesday that the actress Julianna Margulies will be the guest of honor of its annual Women in the Arts fundraising lu…

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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess by Broadway's Best Shows

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess http://broadwaysbestshows.com/show/Porgy-Bess The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS now comes to Broadway in a stunning and stirring new staging, featuring su…

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George Clooney, Glenn Close to Be Honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival by Andy Propst

Oscar winner George Clooney and three-time Tony Award winner and five-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close will be honored on January 7 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, according t…

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Advice for the Job Hunters by Adam Thurman

During my travels I tend to run into two types of folks: 1. Gig hunters - These are primarily artists, freelancers and other creative types who are looking for short term opportunities to di…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO FLASH: Patrick Page with Volunteers of America Santas by Dan Bacalzo

Patrick Page, currently starring on Broadway as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, stopped by the Volunteers of America in New York City on Thursday, November 17. Numerous vo…

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TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: Private Lives by Tom Mizer

PRIVATE LIVES Fresh from acclaimed runs in London and Toronto, Noel Coward’s masterful comedy of a “can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em…so I…

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Photo Flash: For The Record: John Hughes (Holiday Road) Opening Night by BroadwayWorld

For The Record John Hughes Holiday Road held its opening night last night at The Barre.

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Matthew Broderick, Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie et al. Set for November 21 Celebrity Autobiography by Dan Bacalzo

Matthew Broderick, Illeana Douglas, Carol Kane, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, and Alan Zweibel will perform in Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, at the T…

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Friday video: Trevor Griffiths’ “Comedians” by George Hunka

While The New York Times seems to be giving some of its theatre space over to comedy now (to ameliorate some of the heavier drama criticism to be found in its pages and its Web site, no doub…

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Kenita R. Miller, Paolo Montalban, Jim Newman Set for NJ Honk! by Andrew Gans

Honk: A Musical Tale of 'The Ugly Duckling,' an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story with music by George Stiles and book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, will play Two Ri…

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Performers support Occupy K Street this Saturday by Lorraine Treanor

DC’s Puppet Underground has teamed up with Occupy DC for a full afternoon of puppetry, poetry and music titled Occupy Kabaret Street, a roving street performance. The event starts at …

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Footloose Actress Eliminated from "The X Factor" by Andrew Gans

Stacy Francis, who starred as Rusty in the Broadway company of Footloose, was eliminated from the Fox singing competition "The X Factor" Nov. 17.

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PHOTO FLASH: Whoopi Goldberg, Patina Miller at Macy's Christmas Windows Unveiling by David Gordon

Whoopi Goldberg, Patina Miller, and the cast of Sister Act the Musical helped Macy's Herald Square kick-off the holiday season with their annual Christmas window unveiling, Thursday, No…

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Photo Coverage: PRIVATE LIVES Opens on Broadway - Arrivals & After Party! by Walter McBride

Private Lives began opened last night at The Music Box Theatre, Thursday November 17. BroadwayWorld was on hand throughout the evening brings you photo coverage of the theater arrivals and a…

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Emma Fielding, Joss Ackland, Ian McNeice Join Cast of U.K. Tour of The King's Speech by Mark Shenton

Additional casting has been announced for The King's Speech, the premiere of David Seidler's play from which he subsequently developed his screenplay to the Oscar-winning film of the…

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News: Cast: McNeice & More King's Speech, Hawkins Constellations

Further casting has today (18 November 2011) been announced for the national tour of David Seidler's The King's Speech which tours from Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on 10 February (prev…

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Breaking: RENT to Make Surprise Appearance on Regis Philbin's Last Episode by BroadwayWorld

The cast of the landmark musical Rent will perform today on Regis Philbin's final episode of Live with Regis and Kelly. Mr. Philbin's extraordinary run will be celebrated in his final minute…

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Follow Friday: 18 Nov 2011 by David J. Loehr

What can we learn from the birth of the regional theatre movement? Which arts administrator has reached a mass-critical critical mass? Where did Verdi and Shakespeare work to support their w…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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OWS - The Silhouettes said it all, circa 1957 - GET A JOB by Oscar E Moore

Sha na na na, sha na na na na, Sha na na na, sha na na na na, Sha na na na, sha na na na na, Sha na na na, sha na na na na, Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip Mum mum mum mum mum mum Get a job …

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Stars of Vaudeville #390: Imogene Coca by Trav S.D.

Most photos of Imogene Coca accentuate (usually with her help) her homeliness for comic effect. In the photo above, I was struck by how beautiful she was, and so I defy tradition by selectin…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 08:42AM

New on/off-Broadway tweet previews by Elyse Sommer

Private Lives — Paul Gross, Kim Cattrai new Elyot is tall, dark and handsome, the sort of debonair leading man born to wear tuxedos and silk dressing gowns and he foxtrots …

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Mary-Arrchie’s superb ‘Red Light Winter’ finds compelling tragedy in revisiting a one-night stand by Bob Bullen

What happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam. At least, that’s what should have been the case for Matt (Dan Behrendt), Davis (Dereck Garner) and a mysterious redhead named Christina (S…

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Tom Sutcliffe: A guide to the Bard's best gags

I found myself wondering whether you could draw up a top ten of Shakespeare's best jokes the other night.

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Columbia Records Manufacturing Process: 1946 by John Coakley

The photographs that you see here were taken on a tour of the Bridgeport, CT Columbia Records factory in 1946. They provide a fascinating look at how music was reproduced in those days. The …

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Photo Coverage: PRIVATE LIVES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call! by Walter McBride

Private Lives began opened last night at The Music Box Theatre 239 West 45th Street on Thursday November 17 and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's opening night curtain call

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Review Round-up: Piper is LaBute's Beauty at Almeida

Following The Shape of Things and Fat Pig in his 'Beauty' trilogy, Neil Labute's Reasons to be Pretty:: L1665197810, directed by Michael Attenborough, opened last night (17 November, preview…

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Stars of Vaudeville # 389 : Buatier deKolta by Trav S.D.

Buatier deKolta (1845-1903) was a French magician who also toured England and America in the 1870s and 80s. He is credited with devising many illusions still in use today, including the Milt…

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Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto by Kelly Cameron

The Addams Family opened on Wednesday in Toronto, and BWW was on hand to bring its readers exclusive photos from the touring production. A stellar cast and a vastly improved book serve to c…

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Stars of Vaudeville #388 : Aileen Stanley by Trav S.D.

The infant who would become Aileen Stanler (1893-1982) was christened Maude Elsie Aileen Muggeridge. She was born in Chicago to English parents. The father died when she was very young; the …

Linked From Trav S.D. at 07:35AM

Blog: Walk-outs & Mishaps Galore

"This is live theatre, missus, I'm not on the telly, you can't turn me off," says Ken Dodd, explaining at a stroke the difference between sharing a room with a performer and having him visit…

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Blog: Walk-outs and Mishaps Galore

"This is live theatre, missus, I'm not on the telly, you can't turn me off," says Ken Dodd, explaining at a stroke the difference between sharing a room with a performer and having him visit…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 07:02AM

1st Night Photos: Piper & Burke Give Reasons to be Pretty

The third instalment in Neil LaBute's 'Beauty' trilogy, Reasons to Be Pretty, opened at the Almeida Theatre last night (17 November, previews from 10 November). Helmed by the Almeida's arti…

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News: Neeson Stars as Hologram Journalist in War of the Worlds

Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds musical has announced another UK stadium tour, which will kick off in December 2012 featuring Liam Neeson in the role of George Herbert, The Journalist. …

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BWW's On This Day - November 18, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Private Lives by Frank Scheck

It’s not surprising that Noel Coward’s Private Lives is so often produced on Broadway. This delicious 1930 comedy, which has been seen here no less than four times in the last th…

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Ramin Karimloo - The Music of the Night by The Phantom of the Opera

Ramin Karimloo - The Music of the Night http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com Ramin Karimloo performs 'The Music of the Night,' as seen in Cameron Mackintosh's unique and spectac…

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Friday Roundup: I Like Hipster Foodies by Don Hall

 h/t to Poncho DukeI think Nick Fury has a point.  And you can substitute the kid with the gun with the banker with the hedge fund or the cop with the baton.  Blame yourself r…

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1st Night Photos: Piper, Bew, Brooke & Burke Give Reasons to be Pretty

The third instalment in Neil LaBute's 'Beauty' trilogy, Reasons to Be Pretty, opened at the Almeida Theatre last night (17 November, previews from 10 November). Helmed by the Almeida's arti…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 06:09AM

Judas Priest brings 'final’ tour to Nassau Coliseum  by Jim Farber

Pop “retirements” prove to be about as reliable as political promises. Witness the “just kidding, folks” resurrections of briefly absent stars Barbra Streisand, David Bowie …

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Ken Ludwig writes ‘Twas the Night before Christmas for Adventure Theatre by Jayne Blanchard

No worries about writer’s block or evoking the muse for Washington author Ken Ludwig. In addition to penning ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, a world premiere holiday children’s show …

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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It's a Hit, It's a Hit -- It's a Biblical Hit by Peter Filichia

Much has been made - and rightly so - that Stephen Schwartz now has musicals ensconced in both theaters at 1633 Broadway. But the pair of shows may have something else in common.

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Review: Horsedreams at curtainup.com by Simon Saltzman

Dael Orlandersmith's brutally frank play about a family decimated by drug addiction, written in a beautifully composed, essentially lyrical, narrative -driven style

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Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway by Diane Snyder

"... a dazzling, eclectic, high-energy song-and-dance fest that demonstrates why Jackman live is only slightly less addictive than cocaine."

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Learn The NY1 Flash Mob Choreography

DNA choreographer Oliver Steele demonstrates choreography for the upcoming NY1 flash mob.

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Off-Broadway Interview: TOM WOJTUNIK, director of IT IS DONE by Gregory Fletcher

WOJTUNIK IS FAR FROM DONE You’re in Times Square for a night of theater.  You turn down 47th Street and pass the Ethel Barrymore Theatre where An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patin…

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Review: Private Lives at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

Paul Gross, Kim Cattrai new Elyot is tall, dark and handsome, the sort of debonair leading man born to wear tuxedos and silk dressing gowns and he foxtrots divinely

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Lively 'Game Show' at New Theatre poised, quick-witted, charming

Think of it as a show within a show. Or, to be precise, a TV show within a show.

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Rigorous Planning Makes Flash Mobs Seem Spontaneous

NY1's Stephanie Simon delves further into the intriguing world of flash mobs in part two of her special report

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When Coward's Amanda Turns Cougar

However fine the stars of Noël Coward's "Private Lives" may be, it's a mistake to cast actors in their 50s to star in a play about 30-ish "bright young things."

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Review: Reasons to be Pretty ****

Neil LaBute’s sharp and funny play, which dates from 2008 in New York, is the third part of a “beauty trilogy” – following The Shape of Things::E8821084872404 and Fat…

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Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek to Star in LATW's COPENHAGEN Through 11/20 by BroadwayWorld

Alfred Molina, David Krumholtz and Jane Kaczmarek star when L.A. Theatre Work's records Michael Frayn's Tony award-winning drama for radio broadcast. A world at war, two scientists, and a me…

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Kacie Shiek, Kristy Cates, et al. to Star in CLASS REUNION Reading Today by BroadwayWorld

CLASS REUNION, the new musical created by Phil Benson with Music and Lyrics by Dani B. Tapper and Book by Holly-Anne Ruggiero Jersey Boys will be presented in a industry reading on Friday, N…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Broadway-Bound Newsies to Perform in Macy's Thankgiving Day Parade by Broadway.com

The Broadway-bound musical Newsies has been added to the lineup of performers in the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The production will perform the show-stopping tap number &ldqu…

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Alan Rickman Flashback! From Harry Potter to Sweeney Todd, the Seminar Star Sizzles on the Big Screen by Broadway.com

It starts with the voice—a combination of purr and growl that can be sinister or suggestive, depending on the context. We’re talking about Alan Rickman, who is currently starring…

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Private Lives, Starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross, Opens on Broadway by Broadway.com

The Broadway revival of Noel Coward's classic comedy Private Lives, starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross, opens on November 17 at the Music Box Theatre. Notable guests expected to att…

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News: Jackie Mason Makes Fearless Final West End Appearance

Veteran American comic Jackie Mason will make his "last appearance on the London stage" next year when his new show Fearless! comes to Wyndham’s Theatre for a five-week season from 13 Febr…

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Offer: Free Fizz With Every Seat in December for THE LADYKILLERS

Get a free glass of champagne with every booking in December to see The Ladykillers at the Gieldgud Theatre. Book before 22 November

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Blog: Jo Caird: Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

I spent a few days in Frankfurt this week and while I was there I decided to go to the theatre. I've heard a lot about contemporary German theatre – various people I know absolutely ra…

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Gossip: Finding Neverland Next for West End???

Finding Neverland, the 2004 biopic that starred Johnny Depp as Peter Pan author JM Barrie, is being adapted for the musical stage, according to the Daily Mail. The stage version, which is co…

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Blog: Jo Caird: Sprachen Sie Deutsch?

I spent a few days in Frankfurt this week and while I was there I decided to go to the theatre. I've heard a lot about contemporary German theatre – various people I know absolutely ra…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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British Theatre's Champion Canine

The Stage (UK) 11/17/11

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Opera Theatre offers 'Joshua's Boots' for young audiences

More than a decade after its premiere, Opera Theatre of St. Louis has a new production of "Joshua's Boots." Written for ages 10 and up by Adolphus Hailstork, it looks at racism and reconcili…

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Larry Lei Zhang on the Broadway Guanxi in CHINGLISH

What we are doing is trying to make an understanding. You cannot change Chinese people. You cannot change the Western culture. But we need to understand each other. That’s what we&rsqu…

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Friday, November 18, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Cattrall sexes up dull ‘Lives’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Those critical of star-casting on Broadway should catch Kim Cattrall — the single best thing in the humdrum new revival of Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” that opened last night. Best…

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Emancipationoccupation by James Jorden

Rumors were that an “Occupy”-something group would disrupt Wednesday night’s US premiere of “Kommilitonen!” But the Juilliard Opera performance went off without offstage fireworks,…

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Shows in ‘space’ race by Michael Riedel

Oh, what a fat and happy time it is to be a theater owner. Every day you go to work, there’s a line of supplicants — otherwise known as producers — outside your door, begging, hoping, …

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The Friday Five, November 18, 2011 by The Charlebois Post

FIVE FIRST AND LAST LINES FROM FIVE PLAYS I'LL NEVER FINISH WRITINGby Matt Raudsepp of Matt and Kyle and Matt1.Curtain.Eloise Tree enters her modest apartment and collapses onto her couch, f…

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Reasons to be Pretty, Almeida Theatre by Carole Woddis

This needs confessing. Neil LaBute and I have an uneasy relationship. David Mamet - in Oleanna or Boston Marriage mode – also gets under my skin. It’s close-run thing: misogyny exposed, …

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Sex in the Settee by Linda

Noël Coward's Private Lives gets revived on Broadway every ten years or so. I can't complain because the current Broadway revival, which opened Thursday at the Music Box Theatre, is the fir…

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