Monday, December 19, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

 Hunting For Tolstoy and NerudaLate last week I took a trip to a nearby Half-Priced Books with the hopes of finding a hardback copy of Tolstoy's Resurrection. Last year my holiday readi…

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BWW TV: A CHRISTMAS STORY On Tour - Performance Highlights! by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV: A CHRISTMAS STORY On Tour - Performance Highlights! http://broadwayworld.com for more information. Want to see tour highlights from A CHRISTMAS STORY, The Musical? Here's the sh…

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News: Montreal English Critics Circle Awards handed out by The Charlebois Post

MECCA WINNERS2010-2011 SeasonThe presentation of the 2010-2011 MECCAs (Montreal English Critics Circle Awards) took place Monday December 19, 2011 at Theatre Ste-Catherine in Montreal.Hosts/…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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War on Christmas Day (Hallways)

This is a tribute to our U.S. troops abroad, especially during the holidays. Written by Carol Hall and Robert Burke, performed by Tom Andersen, Scott Coulter and Tim DiPasqua.

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TCM Remembers; Bonnie & Clyde; the Liberty Rises from Ruin; Gypsy of the Year; Judith Light; Who Gives a Hoot?; Soon on DVD; At the Met Museum; Ho by Ellis Nassour

Turner Classic Movies is airing and end-of-year feature, TCM Remembers, which pays tribute to those in film who passed this year. It's done to a haunting tune, "Before You Go"&…

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POW! (Play Of The Week) by Drama Book Shop

POSH by Laura Wade What happens when you put ten rich, smart, competitive men in the same room with a case of expensive wine and a ten-bird roast (imagine a turducken times three)? Posh. …

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Lysistrata Jones by Theasy.com

Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway By Jessica Cauttero BOTTOM LINE: Inconsistent but not terrible, it epitomizes off-Broadway hitting the bigtime. To properly review Lysistrata Jones mean…

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Street Theatre: Talking to the Elderly Like Children by Rolando Teco

So, I've been visiting a loved one in a nursing home recently. And I find myself fascinated by the way the staff -- doctors, nurses, social workers, etc. etc. -- speak to old people. It's a.…

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Close Up Space: Theater Review by David Rooney

David Rooney David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez star in Molly Smith Metzler's Off Broadway premiere, which starts out promisingly but gets hijacked by a misjudged pivotal character who crushe…

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People You Should Know . . . Kelly McAllister by Zack

Kelly McAllister- Plays include: Burning the Old Man,which won the 2005 NYIT award for Outstanding Full Length Script and isfeatured in One on One- Best Men’s Monologues for the 21stCentur…

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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha & More on ASUNCION and Blockbusters by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha & More on ASUNCION and Blockbusters http://broadwayworld.com for more information. On this episode of BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE, Rich…

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BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of BONNIE & CLYDE with Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes & More! by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of BONNIE & CLYDE with Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes & More! http://broadwayworld.com for more information. BONNIE & CLYDE opened on Thursday, December…

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Theater Review | 'Close Up Space': ‘Close Up Space,’ With David Hyde Pierce - Review by Charles Isherwood

The clunker title isn’t the only nonworking part in “Close Up Space,” a new play by Molly Smith Metzler.

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CLOSE UP SPACE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"Not every writer knows what's good for him or her, something that Molly Smith Metzler conclusively proves in her new play at Manhattan Theatre Club, Close Up Space."

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Joffrey Ballet ‘Nutcracker’ remains a dazzler for all ages

It might be easy to write off “The Nutcracker” as an “introduction to ballet,” produced primarily for children, and as dependable (both artistically and at the box office) as a Chris…

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Review: Accidentally, Like a Martyr by Dan Bacalzo

Grant James Varjas' play is a bittersweet but still affectionate portrait of aging gay men dealing with love and loss.

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Review: Close Up Space by Dan Bacalzo

David Hyde Pierce delivers a fine performance in Molly Smith Metzler's intermittently engaging play about a book editor and his estranged daughter.

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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rockofagesfilm by BroadwayWorld TV

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Review: Pippin at Curtainup/London by Lizzie Loverdige

a bold reinterpretation that will no doubt provoke strong reactions from its audiences. However, whether you love it or hate it, there is no doubt that you will have experienced something tr…

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CLEARDAYmontage1 by BroadwayWorld TV

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Kenneth Branagh Would 'Start Singing Lessons Now' for MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Musical by BroadwayWorld

There's been a lot of talk about a musical based on the new movie MY WEEK WITH MARILYN ever since Harvey Weinsten expressed interest in bringing the story of the blonde bombshell to the Broa…

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Review: Close Up Space at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

David Hyde Pierce stars as a workaholic book editor and failed father in Molly Smith Metzler new play which unfortunately does not give him a chance to fully exploit his comic talents

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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SmashPremiere BWW Standard Single Pass by BroadwayWorld TV

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BWW Las Vegas Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Las Vegas Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in t…

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STAGE TUBE: First Look at JOYFUL NOISE With Dolly Parton, Jeremy Jordan & More! by BroadwayWorld TV

Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan and Queen Latifah star in the upcoming film Joyful Noise. The film tells the story of two women who band together to stop a small-town gospel choir f…

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Sound Advice: We Need a Little (more) Christmas by Rob Lester

To complain that "Elf" is too giddy and rollicking is almost like being surprised and ungrateful that the plateful of sugar-sprinkled gingerbread and chocolate is kinda sweet or that bearded…

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With "Top Gun! The Musical" South Florida Welcomes A New Theatre Company by John Lariviere

Anagram Entertainment, comes to South Florida with "Top Gun! The Musical" presented in association with Empire Stage.

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Choose Three Groovy Leading Men to Play Austin Powers on Broadway by Broadway.com

The hit movie franchise Austin Powers will soon bring its swinging '60s style to the Great White Way. Broadway.com asked readers to vote for which funny actor they would most like to see…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Evita's Ricky Martin Exclaims 'Ay, Ay, Ay, It's Christmas!' by Broadway.com

Santa Claus is coming to town, and Broadway.com is celebrating the holiday season by breaking out our favorite yuletide videos featuring Broadway's brightest stars. International pop sen…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Dominic Cooke to Step Down from London's Royal Court; Executive Director Kate Horton Also Departing by Mark Shenton

Dominic Cooke has announced his intention to step down as artistic director of the Royal Court, which he has run for the last seven years, in April 2013. His executive director, Kate Horton,…

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UK's National Theatre Wales to Present New Play The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Mark Shenton

Bradley Manning, whose pre-trial hearing has just opened in Fort Meade in Maryland for releasing thousands of U.S. embassy emails to Wikileaks, is to be the subject of Tim Price's new pl…

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"Private Lives" and "Charlotte's Web" in Philly by Tim Dunleavy

Coward's dialogue reeks of class and cleverness, but Lantern Theater's production never seems stuffy. It's a breezy and enjoyable take on a classic comedy. ... "Charlotte's Web" touches on s…

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Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Much Ado’ raises question of Latino stereotypes by Peter Marks

Reversing a decision that had enraged Latino playwrights, directors and others, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has taken the unusual step of restoring in mid-run the original names of two c…

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Why don't more British theatres put on Václav Havel's plays?

The death of Václav Havel is a loss to the world of a man of great moral integrity. His activities as a dissident, his essays, his bravery and ultimately his political career, have overshad…

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Once, the musical by Jill Dolan

The stars and supporting cast on the pub-style stageWhen youenter New York Theatre Workshop’s space on E. 4th St. to see Once, the musical adaptation of the 2007Irish indiefilm (see my 200…

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ADDAMS FAMILY Creators on the Reworked National Tour by BroadwayWorld

According to the Chicago Trinune, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, which will close on Broadway later this month, will return to Chicago next week, and audiences should expect a reworked show. Creator Ric…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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TT: Almanac

"If you say that two sheep added to two sheep make four sheep, your audience will accept it patiently--like sheep....

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TT: They don't make Christmas specials like they used to (I)

".22 Rifle for Christmas," an episode of Dragnet originally telecast on Dec. 18, 1952:...

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Fueled by angst, 'Addams Family' 3.0 by Chris Jones

How a superstar team lost its way in Chicago and New York, and now hope the third time is a charm NEW YORK — It's pushing midnight at Angus McIndoe, a Broadway watering hole. Marshal…

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The cast is trapped in 'Close Up Space'

It may be possible to imagine David Hyde Pierce as a tyrannically insensitive book editor, a cold father of a troubled teenage daughter and an all-around nasty blowhard. It's also possible t…

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A Sneak Peek of 2011's BC/EFA "Gypsy of the Year" Competition by Playbill Video

A Sneak Peek of 2011's BC/EFA "Gypsy of the Year" Competition http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video Playbill's Seth Rudetsky gets ready for his fourth year as master of…

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Jesse Eisenberg, Cheyenne Jackson, Chris Rock, et al. to Be Featured in Sundance Films by Dan Bacalzo

Additional films have been announced for The Sundance Film Festival, to be held in Park City, Utah, January 19-29, 2012, according to published reports. Among the new selecitons are Paolo S…

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STAGE TUBE: Inside WAR HORSE's Handspring Puppet Company by BroadwayWorld TV

WAR HORSE is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, with scenic design by Rae Smit…

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STAGE TUBE: FELA! Opens at Center Theatre Group! by BroadwayWorld TV

Fela, the 2010 Best Musical Tony Award-nominated musical, opened on December 14th, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre. The musical, filled with the exuberant music of Afro…

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Fueled by angst, Addams Family 3.0 by Chris Jones

How a superstar team lost its way in Chicago and New York, and now hope the third time is a charm NEW YORK — It's pushing midnight at Angus McIndoe, a Broadway watering hole. Marshall…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW Toronto Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Toronto Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the…

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STAGE TUBE: Megan Hilty on SMASH's Ivy Lynn! by BroadwayWorld TV

Boasting a stellar cast from stage and screen, SMASH stars Emmy award winning actress Debra Messing, Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport, Tony Award nomine…

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Another Day of Jumping Through Hoops at "Traces" by Playbill Video

Another Day of Jumping Through Hoops at "Traces" http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video "Traces" -- the circus-influenced work of acrobatic challenges and physical end…

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Hangar Theatre Announces 2012 Mainstage Season by Bethany Rickwald

The Hangar Theatre has announced the productions set for its 2012 Mainstage season, to be presented June 21-September 22. The season will begin with Ken Ludwig's farce, Lend me a Tenor…

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BWW TV: MTC'S CLOSE UP SPACE Opens- First Look! by BroadwayWorld TV

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of CLOSE UP SPACE, the new play by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Leigh Silverman opens tonight, Monday, December 19 at MTC at New York City Center …

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Double the Trouble, Double the Fun: Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Dish on Evita, Sunday and Sondheim by Broadway.com

Broadway legends Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, currently starring on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin took time from their busy schedul…

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No Title by Pauline Adamek

  The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles, the first museum survey devoted to the work that the tabloid photographer known as Weegee produced in S…

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William Christie, Katie Mitchell, et al. Set for Festival d'Aix-en-Provence by Brian Scott Lipton

Initial selections have been announced for the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, to run July 5-25. Katie Mitchell will direct the world premiere of George Benjamin's opera Written on Sk…

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Simply Streisand to Play Philipstown Depot Theatre on January 15 by Robby Ritacco

Simply Streisand will be seen at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison, New York on Sunday, January 15 at 7pm. The evening is hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond. The show is a celebration o…

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Guggenheim Museum Announces 2012 Works & Process Season by Dan Bacalzo

The Guggenheim Museum has announced the events to be featured in its Works & Process series for the 2012 season. Each 80-minute-long program informs artistic creation through artist disc…

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Highlights of 2011 in LA Theater by Don Shirley

A look at some of the highlights of LA theater in 2o11 embraces LA plays, LA writers, CTG's smallest shows, the return of Pasadena Playhouse, A Noise Within's last Glendale season, two shows…

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STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, et al. Help Broadway Cares! by BroadwayWorld TV

In the video elow, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams, Sutton Foster, Jan Maxwell, Nikki M. James, Josh Gad, and Dan Lauria send a special holiday message from Broadway Cares. Help Broadway Cares …

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Broadway B.O. slips 3% for week

Legit News: 'Porgy,' 'Mecca' previews soften blow a bit

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Broadway Cares by Sarah B. Roberts

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I Interview Playwrights Part 412: France-Luce Benson by Adam

France-Luce Benson Hometown: Miami, FL Current Town: Brooklyn, NY Q: Tell me about The Talk. A: One might describe it as a Caribbean /Immigrant take on an After School special go…

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One Night Only: Simply Streisand to Perform at Philipstown Depot Theatre by Robby Ritacco

Simply Streisand, New York's long-running revue, will make a special, one night only appearance at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison, NY on Sunday, January 15 at 7pm. The sho…

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The Afternoon Report, Monday, December 19, 2011 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Monday, December 19, 2011 Ticketfly launches new Facebook ticketing application TicketNews.com – by KELLY MCWILLIAMS Ticketing company Ticketfly is exp…

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Cymbeline Extends Barrow Street Run Through January 15 by Dan Bacalzo

Theater for a New Audience and Fiasco Theater's co-production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, at the Barrow Street Theatre, has extended its run, and will now close on January 15. The…

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How To Make Snowflakes and Roses for The Snow Queen at the A.R.T. by American Repertory Theater

How To Make Snowflakes and Roses for The Snow Queen at the A.R.T. Production designer, David Reynoso, demonstrates how to make paper snowflakes and roses for the A.R.T.'s winter theater…

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Reeve Carney and a New Spider-Man-Infused Carol "For a Cure"

The 13th edition of "Carols For a Cure," from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is a two-CD set that includes holiday favorites and original seasonal songs with the potential to becom…

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ArtsBeat Blog: January a Rich Month for International Theater in New York by Larry Rohter

The Times Square International Theater Festival will run Jan. 16-22 and will feature works from three continents.

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Genson Blimline Steps in for Mitchell Jarvis in Rock of Ages by Broadway.com

Genson Blimline will replace Mitchell Jarvis as Lonny in Rock of Ages beginning December 19 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Jarvis, who will take a leave of absence to perform in The Toxic Aveng…

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Jane Monheit, Tierney Sutton et al. to Play Birdland in January by Dan Bacalzo

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its 2012 January schedule. Performers will include Nicholas Payton Quartet & Television Studio Orchestra (January 3-7); David Murray Cuban Ensemble (Ja…

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This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/19/11

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 121911.

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Meet the Institute Class of 2012 - Why the A.R.T./MXAT by American Repertory Theater

Meet the Institute Class of 2012 - Why the A.R.T./MXAT Some students of the Institute Class of 2012 explain why they choose the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for their theater training. The Americ…

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G.I. Joe 2 Retaliation - Official Trailer 2012 (HD) by DanceOn

G.I. Joe 2 Retaliation - Official Trailer 2012 (HD) G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation official trailer in HD! Release Date - June 29, 2012 Director - Jon M. Chu Choreographer - Galen Hooks Cast - D.…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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The Road to Mecca in the news by Amy Kass

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to present Athol Fugard’s play The Road to Mecca, starring Tony Award® winner Rosemary Harris as “Miss Helen,…

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Stratford Shakespeare Festival | Discover All Stratford Has To Offer by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Stratford Shakespeare Festival | Discover All Stratford Has To Offer http://www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com Take a virtual tour of Stratford and learn why your next trip should be to …

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Royal Court's artistic director Dominic Cooke to step down by Alex Needham

Man who helped re-establish London theatre as home of provocative new drama will leave post in 2013 to go freelanceThe man who has presided over the Royal Court's most dazzling period for ye…

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Linda Balgord, Bob Stillman, et al. to Star in Adam Guettel's Myths and Hymns by Bethany Rickwald

Linda Balgord, Anika Larsen, Lucas Steele, and Bob Stillman will lead the cast of Prospect Theater Company's production of the Adam Guettel song cycle Myths and Hymns, January 31-Februa…

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"Elizabeth Rex" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater by John Olson

Though this is not as rich a play as one might hope for, the chance to hang out backstage with Shakespeare and Company, along with one of the leading figures in world history, is just about …

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"A Christmas Story: The Musical"

... though the product isn't a fully organic musical in which the songs are essential to tell the story and establish characters, neither does the creative team shoot their eyes out.

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The Chuanju Western by Liza Bielby

(Wen Jinzhen combines chuanju and the iconic American west. Photo: Eleni Zaharopoulos) When we landed in Shanghai, we could finally see the moon – a strange sight after four weeks in clou…

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Genson Blimline to Join Broadway's Rock of Ages by Dan Bacalzo

Genson Blimline will perform the role of Lonny in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages, at the Helen Hayes Theatre, beginning Monday, December 19. He replaces original cast member Mitchel…

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ArtsBeat Blog: New Musicals Struggle at Broadway Box Office by Patrick Healy

Tourists appear to be favoring long-running shows over new musicals.

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Rock of Ages Star Emily Padgett Swears to Be Less 'Sweet' in the Season Ahead by Broadway.com

As the curtain goes down on 2011, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year …

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Genson Blimline Joins Cast of ROCK OF AGES, 12/19 by BroadwayWorld

Producers of the five-time Tony Award nominated hit musical ROCK OF AGES have announced that Genson Blimline will take over the role of Lonny role beginning today, Monday, December 19. Mitch…

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Root for Basketball Musical Lysistrata Jones? by Broadway.com

The new basketball musical Lysistrata Jones has bounced its way into Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, and Broadway.com sent Word of Mouth reviewers Jill, Kean and John to see it and let u…

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Review: It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at curtainup.com-Connecticut by Chesley Plemmons

While it adds little to the warmth or sentiment of the original film, this makes for a diverting evening in the theater proving there is more than one way to skin a cat or say “Merry Chris…

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Meet the Institute Class of 2012 - Classes at the A.R.T./MXAT by American Repertory Theater

Meet the Institute Class of 2012 - Classes at the A.R.T./MXAT Some members of the Institute Class of 2012 explain how classes at the A.R.T./MXAT Institute have helped them in their theater…

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Broadway's Rock of Ages Welcomes Genson Blimline; Mitchell Jarvis Takes Leave of Absence by Andrew Gans

Genson Blimline takes over the role of Lonny in the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages beginning Dec. 19 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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BWW Baltimore Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Baltimore Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in t…

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Manhattan Theatre Club's CLOSE UP SPACE Opens Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Clubs world premiere of CLOSE UP SPACE, the new play by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Leigh Silverman opens tonight, Monday, December 19 at MTC at New York City Center …

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Broadway Grosses: Christmas Comes Early for The Lion King, The Book of Mormon and More by Broadway.com

Usual hits The Lion King and Wicked remained on top this week, with The Book of Mormon and Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway continuing to play to Standing Room Only crowds. Two new shows began…

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St. Louis Actors' Studio plans new season

"Kings, Queens and Pawns" set the theme 

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Bob Stillman, Linda Balgord, Anika Larsen and Lucas Steele Cast in Prospect's Myths and Hymns by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for Prospect Theatre Company's upcoming production of Adam Guettel’s song cycle about memory, loss and redemption, Myths and Hymns.

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New McCartney Album Is a Trip Down Memory Lane by James C. McKinley Jr.

The album will feature standards from his youth, "the songs which inspired the songs" Paul McCartney wrote with John Lennon.

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Daniel Radcliffe  to host ‘SNL’  by Ethan Sacks

How will 'Saturday Night Live' top season-high ratings for last weekend’s triumphant return of former cast-ember Jimmy Fallon? Have Harry Potter himself apparate in to guest host…

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Paul Announces Brand New As Yet Untitled Album - News - Paul McCartney by Paul McCartney

Paul’s Tribute To Personal Favourites & Two New Self Penned Compositions Out February 6th / 7 th

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies Releases DVD and Blu-ray Trailer (Video) by Michael Gioia

The Australian production of Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in February 2012. The production recently rele…

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"Hairspray" in D.C. by Susan Berlin

Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, and director Eric Schaeffer have created a bright, effervescent production of "Hairspray" as a joyous holiday gift to the Washington community.

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO FLASH: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Visits Cirque du Soleil's Mystère by Dan Bacalzo

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler attended a performance of Cirque du Soleil's Mystère at Las Vegas' Treasure Island on Sunday, December 18. Afterwards, he visited with th…

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Tickets Available for Broadway's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Tickets go on sale tomorrow Tuesday, December 20th for the Broadway production of the National Theatre of Great Britains acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean. One Man, Two …

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And the Livin’ Is Easy! Welcome Porgy and Bess to Broadway With Five Showstopping Versions of 'Summertime' by Broadway.com

Porgy and Bess, starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier, is filled to the brim with classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, including “I Got Plen…

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What audiences are saying about Hair by Mirvish Productions

What audiences are saying about Hair The 2009 Tony Award® Winner as Best Musical Revival, Hair brought down the house on Broadway, then rocked across the pond to London's West End, …

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Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: December 19-25 by BroadwayWorld

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show Don't know what to see Trying to find a theaterWelcome to BroadwayWorld's feature The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Inside, you will fi…

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BWW Connecticut Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Connecticut Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in…

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A long extension for 'Pinkalicious' by Chris Jones

The Emerald City Theatre Company production of "Pinkalicious: The Musical" is doing good business at Broadway in Chicago's Broadway Playhouse, albeit with a small number of daytime shows.

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Broadway Grosses* w/e 12/18/2011 by Ken Davenport

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending December 18, 2011: Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN $480,422 5,105 60.…

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Review - La Cage aux Folles on Tour in Boston by Christopher Caggiano

The fall semester at the Boston Conservatory is over. ("Big breath in. And release.") Now I get a chance to catch up on some much-delayed blogging. Among the numerous shows in my c…

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20at20 Ticket Deal to Return in 2012; Rent, Million Dollar Quartet and Silence! On the List by Adam Hetrick

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced the return of 20at20, a discount ticket offer for Off-Broadway productions including Rent, Million Dollar Quartet and Silence! The Musical.

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BWW TV: Go Inside the Opening Night of LYSISTRATA JONES on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV: Go Inside the Opening Night of LYSISTRATA JONES on Broadway! Everybody's talking about LYSISTRATA JONES, which opened on Broadway to great reviews. Now, Broadway Beat and host R…

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Blog: Theatre Night Fever, December 19, 2011 by The Charlebois Post

December 19, 2011White Christmas in Vanby Howard DaiNothing’s better to get into the Christmas spirit than a wonderful musical. Since 2009, White Christmas produced by Arts Club had become…

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STAGE VIEWS: Ragtime Tony Nominee Christiane Noll by Andrew Gans

Playbill.com's new series features brief chats with Broadway actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via …

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BWW TV: Chatting With THE ROAD TO MECCA Company by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV: Chatting With THE ROAD TO MECCA Company Visit http://broadwayworld.com for more information. Roundabout Theatre Company's The Road To Mecca opens officially on January 17, 2012…

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BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER! by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER! http://broadwayworld.com for more information. (12/13/2011) - Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-…

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Kelsey Grammer to Host 64th Annual DGA Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veteran and television star Kelsey Grammer will host the 64th Annual DGA Awards, according to Deadline.com. The ceremony will be held in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highla…

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/19 by BroadwayWorld

Welcome to the latest edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights Read on fo…

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/18

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12182011

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Short Fuse Review/Commentary: Steve Jobs and the Digital Acid Trip by Harvey Blume

No doubt too much can be made out of Steve Jobs's tripped-out youth, but also, too little. Jobs himself said: "Definitely, taking LSD is one of the most important things in my life." He neve…

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Lysistrata Jones Star Patti Murin Hopes to Act as Broadway's 'Personal Cheerleader' in 2012 by Broadway.com

As the curtain goes down on 2011, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year …

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Education | Stageside Shorts | Stratford Shakespeare Festival by Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Education | Stageside Shorts | Stratford Shakespeare Festival The plays of William Shakespeare were never intended to be read alone silently, they were always meant to be seen and heard. Th…

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JESSIE MUELLER is Broadway’s Newest Breakout Star in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER! by Admin

Broadway.com recently interviewed ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER star Jessie Mueller about her Broadway debut, her Chicago roots, and what it’s like to be falling in love with her …

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Free Winter/Spring Programming by Bethany Rickwald

The Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the winter/spring 2012 programming schedule for Happenings at the Harman, a free programming series. All events are offered Wednesdays at noon …

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Customer, Know Thyself by Joe Patti

I will admit that one problem of which I have often been aware is that it is difficult to make everyone at my theatre aware of the myriad forms of relationships different people have with us…

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BWW Poll Results: Voters Think BONNIE & CLYDE Deserves Another Chance by BroadwayWorld

In BONNIE amp CLYDE, the newest musical from Broadway regular Frank Wildhorn, Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes star as two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere that became the biggest fol…

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PHOTO CALL: Close Up Space, With Rosie Perez and David Hyde Pierce, Plays Off-Broadway by Joseph Marzullo

Molly Smith Metzler's Close Up Space, a new comedy starring Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce as a harried book editor, opens Dec. 19 following previews from Dec. 1 at Manhattan Theatr…

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Why I'm Voting for Barack Obama (Again) by Don Hall

REASONS # 9, 17, 44, and 65As weary of the non-stop bloviating by those on the Extreme Right who hate our President with a fervor usually reserved for despots and a neighbor who cut a tree d…

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Katori Hall on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 by American Theatre Wing

Katori Hall on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 Katori Hall appearing on the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre show, "The Playwrights…

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Who Should Reign as 2011 Broadway.com Star of the Year? Last Chance to Vote! by Broadway.com

Broadway is all about star power, but some headliners shine especially brightly. As our editorial staff considered the shows we’ve seen and enjoyed in 2011, six finalists emerged for t…

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David Henry Hwang on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 by American Theatre Wing

David Henry Hwang on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 David Henry Hwang appearing on the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre show, "The…

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#NEWPLAY INTERVIEW: Tarell Alvin McCraney Discusses His New Play With Director Tina Landau (via @NewDramatists) by Arena Stage

Tarell Alvin McCraney This content is sourced from Steppenwolf's Massive Draft blog. Tarell McCraney’s new play, Head of Passes, is currently in development at Steppenwolf. We have a serie…

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David Henry Hwang on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 by American Theatre Wing

David Henry Hwang on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 David Henry Hwang appearing on the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre show, "The…

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It! by Brendanshea

The special double-issue A.R.T. 2011-2012 Guide is hot off the (digital) presses!  Click here to explore the digital edition of the Guide, packed with in-depth articles, fun features, …

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Katori Hall and Lydia R. Diamond on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 by American Theatre Wing

Katori Hall and Lydia R. Diamond on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 Katori Hall and Lydia R. Diamond appearing on the American Theatre Wing's Working …

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Lydia R. Diamond on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 by American Theatre Wing

Lydia R. Diamond on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Playwrights' Voice 2011 Lydia R. Diamond appearing on the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre show, "The P…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Veteran Dan Frazer Dies at 90 by BroadwayWorld

According to published reports, Broadway veteran Dan Frazer passed away on December 16 from cardiac arrest. He was 90 years old.

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STAGE TUBE: ROCK OF AGES Cast Spoofs 'Shawshank Redemption' by BroadwayWorld TV

The music that ignited a generation is heating up Broadway in ROCK OF AGES. The classic rock love story of the decade erupts into Broadway's Best Party, all to the sounds of such feel-good, …

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Alice Ripley Releases New Music Video, "Essence" (Video) by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, who was recently seen Off-Broadway in Wild Animals You Should Know, has released a new music video entitled "Essence."

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Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon Opera, France

A programme designed as a homecoming for French choreographer Benjamin Millepied

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VIDEO FLASH: Alice Ripley Releases Essence Music Video by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley has released a music video for her cover of Lucinda Williams' Essence that's featured on the album Daily Practice from Sh-K-Boom Records. Ripley wo…

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Dick Whittington, New Wimbledon Theatre/Cinderella, Richmond Theatre, London

Eye-catching sets, sumptuous costumes and the triumph of the pantomime Dame

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Las Vegas' Studio 54 to Now Close in February by Brian Scott Lipton

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino's Studio 54 nightclub will now close its doors to the public on February 4 after 14 years on the Las Vegas strip, rather than its previously announced date …

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Edgar Dobie, Molly Smith Renew Contracts at Arena Stage by Dan Bacalzo

Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie have renewed their contracts with Arena Stage, and are committed to another five years with the theater. Smith, who has served as artistic director since 1998, w…

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STAGE TUBE: Alice Ripley Releases Music Video for 'Essence' by BroadwayWorld TV

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley just concluded a series of solo concerts titled Alice Ripley's Daily Practice at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, a cabaret space downstairs at West Bank Cafe. In …

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Watch Tony Winner Alice Ripley Take on Lucinda Williams' 'Essence' in Her New Music Video by Broadway.com

Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal, Wild Animals You Should Know) shows off her eccentric side as she roams the streets of Seattle in “Essence,” her new official music vide…

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Country Music Queen Dolly Parton Drops In On Bonnie & Clyde by Broadway.com

The West Texas world of Bonnie & Clyde got a little twangier on December 16, when country music legend Dolly Parton stopped by Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre to see the new musical. P…

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Interview: Brief Encounter With ... Indhu Rubasingham

Indhu Rubasingham's new production of Marie Jones' award-winning comedy Stones in His Pockets opens at the Tricycle Theatre this week (20 December 2011, previews from 15 December). Rubasingh…

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Theater Matters 2011. Vaclav Havel RIP. Room for Darren Criss AND Carol Channing. Hope for 2012 by Jonathan Mandell

In theater, we don’t go out with the old – here, 12-time Broadway veteran Carol Channing, soon to turn 91 – to ring in the new – here, Darren Criss, 24, about to make his Broadway de…

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Godspell's Julia Mattison, Morgan James, Telly Leung, Hunter Parrish Offer a Violent Holiday Extravaganza! Dec. 19 by Andrew Gans

Julia Mattison will be joined by several of her Godspell co-stars for A Violent Holiday Extravaganza! Dec. 19 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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Songwriters William Waldrop and Robert Williamson to Play Duplex Cabaret Theatre by Bethany Rickwald

The songwriting team of William Waldrop and Robert Williamson will make their cabaret debut at Duplex Cabaret Theatre, on Sunday, January 15 at 6:30pm. Drag diva Marti Gould Cummings will be…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Evita's Ricky Martin Exclaims 'Ay, Ay, Ay, It's Christmas!' by Broadway.com

Santa Claus is coming to town, and Broadway.com is celebrating the holiday season by breaking out our favorite yuletide videos featuring Broadway's brightest stars. International pop sta…

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Nice Work If You Can Get It Will Be Hard Work To Keep Around by Chris Luner

“Its nice work if you can get it and you can get it if you try” – That lyric comes from the famous Gershwin song Nice Work If You Can Get It which also happens to be the na…

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'Carnage' writer Yasmina Reza discusses her life in the theater by David Ng

Roman Polanski's "Carnage" recently opened in New York and Los Angeles. The movie is based on Yasmina Reza's play "God of Carnage." Reza recently sat down to discuss her theater career and t…

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Edinburgh to host major culture summit in 2012 by Thom Dibdin

An international cultural summit is to be held during next August's Edinburgh International Festival, to which all ministers for culture from the countries attending the 2012 Olympics have b…

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Monty Python's Spamalot, Theatre Royal Brighton by William McEvoy

Theatre Royal Brighton: Based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a curious hybrid of Arthurian legend and adult pantomime. It's bright, bold and colourful, perform…

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The AP Picks its Top 10 theater for 2011 by Mark Kennedy

Crackerjack Jon Robin Baitz play is now on Broadway and "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has (gasp!) turned into a respectable tenant, making its rent each month, not injuring people, keepi…

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Paul McCartney Album to Feature Loesser, Berlin, and More! by BroadwayWorld

Accoridng to published reports, music legend Paul McCartney will release a new album of covers in February 2011. The album, entitled 'My Valentine,' will be released on February 7, and will …

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"Speaking Theatre" by The Playgoer

That's what the Chinese call our drama of sittin' & chattin' on stage. Makes sense when you come from a tradition of highly physical and visual performance. Nevertheless, they're warmin…

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WHAT'S THE TOPIC FOR THE WEEKLY HOWL TOMORROW AT 3PM EST ON #NEWPLAY? "TURNING OUR EYES FORWARD: SURVIVAL OF THEATER" by Arena Stage

THE WEEKLY HOWL Join HowlRound.com for a Twitter conversation on the topic of "Turning Our Eyes Forward: The Survival of Theatre". See Deborah Cullinan's article HERE! Tuesday, Dec…

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Finding the fit in 'Cinderella'

REVIEW: The Ordway aims for storybook perfection with its lavish musical, 'Cinderella.'

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Lysistrata Jones

I am nearly speechless after seeing this show. I think that’s because I feel as though someone reached in to my head and tried to short circuit the wiring. This show is so beyond the pal…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Watch the "Smash" Extended Trailer With Producer Steven Spielberg (Video) by Michael Gioia

The upcoming TV musical series "Smash" has released an extended preview video, which features commentary from the show's stars, including "American Idol" finalist Kat…

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‘Pinkalicious’ extends again at Broadway Playhouse

“Pinkalicious: The Musical” is being extended once again, this time through the spring, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chesnut. Tickets for the Emeral City Theatr…

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Las Vegas' Studio 54 to Now Close in Febriuary by Brian Scott Lipton

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino's Studio 54 nightclub will now close its doors to the public on February 4 after 14 years on the Las Vegas strip, rather than its previously announced date …

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Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Vanessa Williams et al. Win Satellite Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Theater veterans Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, Peter Dinklage, Viola Davis, Martha Plimpton, and Vanessa Williams are among the winners of the International Press Academy's 16th annu…

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss Makes Surprise Appearance at Joe's Pub! by BroadwayWorld TV

Joe's Pub just featured Darren Criss, the GLEE star who's set to make his Broadway debut in the coming weeks in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, in a benefit Toys for Tots.

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BWW DC Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 DC Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hope…

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Feature: Year of the Producer: Take Five ... Blockbuster Musical Producers

Inspired by our adoption of Stage One as the charity for the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards, we’re declaring this the “Year of the Producer” on Whatsonstage.com, and are runn…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, et al. Win Satellite Awards by Dan Bacalzo

Theater veterans Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis are among the winners of the International Press Academy's 16th annual Satellite Awards. The awards were presented in a ceremony at the…

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Daniel Craig to Film 5 Additional Bond Films? by BroadwayWorld

According to The Daily News, actor Daniel Craig is being offered the opportunity to do five additional James Bond films after he has completed filming his current Bond epic. If Craig accept…

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Hunter Parrish, Telly Leung, et al. Join Julia Mattison in VIOLENT HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA, 12/19 by BroadwayWorld

Godspells Julia Mattison is joined by fellow cast members from Broadways Godspell, in a holiday comedy rock show at the Beechman on December 19th. The concert will debut a number of new twis…

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Building Character: Tracie Thoms by Mark Blankenship

The “Stick Fly” star can’t worry if we agree with her character Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages’ ongoing series about how actors create their roles — …

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Thank You Fan Montage from The Addams Family on Broadway by Addams Family

Thank You Fan Montage from The Addams Family on Broadway The Addams Family on Broadway has amazing fans. Check out this montage of fan-submitted photos from our Broadway run. For more info…

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Standing on Ceremony - The Gay Marriage Plays by Robert Walport

The gender swapping "On A Clear Day" that I caught just hours before "Standing on Ceremony - The Gay Marriage Plays", says much for how far gay rights have come in the last fifty years. This…

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Close Up Space

Legit Reviews||Off Broadway: "Close Up Space" is a conventional generational play about a rebellious teenager taking revenge on her tyrannical father.

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Daniel Radcliffe Will Host "Saturday Night Live" In January by Adam Hetrick

Daniel Radcliffe, who will play his final performance as ambitious office-climber J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed… in early January, isn't planning o…

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Red Bull Reading of Stoppard's Henry IV Will Feature Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle, Hamish Linklater, Patrick Page by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Richard Easton and Jennifer Ehle, Hamish Linklater, Mamie Gummer and Victor Garber will take part in a reading of Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Pirandello's Henry I…

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How to Succeed Star Daniel Radcliffe Will Host Saturday Night Live by Broadway.com

Daniel Radcliffe may be leaving How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 1, 2012, but it’s not the last you’ve seen of the talented Harry Potter star. Radcliff…

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Producers: A Creative Approach - December, 2011 by American Theatre Wing and CUNY

Producers Jean Doumanian and Daryl Roth talk about creating a supportive environment for artistic teams bringing shows to the stage; collaborating with other producers; the benefits and chal…

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PHOTO CALL: Roundabout's Look Back In Anger Meets the Press by Joseph Marzullo

The cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2012 Off-Broadway production of John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger greeted the press with a Dec. 16 photo op.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: A Look at Venus in Fur With Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy (Video) by Michael Gioia

Manhattan Theatre Club's production of David Ives' Venus in Fur ended its limited engagement Dec. 18 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The production, however, will return to Broadw…

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Broadway Veteran Dan Frazer Has Died by Andy Propst

Actor Dan Frazer has died of cardiac arrest, according to a report on EW.com. He was 90. Frazer's Broadway credits include Animals, Goodbye, Charlie, Once More, With Feeling, and Who …

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:16PM

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Choose Three Groovy Leading Men to Play Austin Powers on Broadway by Broadway.com

The hit movie franchise Austin Powers will soon bring its swinging '60s style to the Great White Way. Broadway.com asked readers to vote for which funny actor they would most like to see…

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#NEWPLAY OPP: National New Play Network accepting Submissions for Smith Prize by Arena Stage

Last call for submissions to the National New Play Network's 2012 Smith Prize! If you have a great Political Play check this out! The prize carries a $5,000 cash award, which is split betwee…

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PHOTO CALL: The 4th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, With Beth Leavel, Daisy Eagan and Many More by Matthew Blank

Tony Award winners Beth Leavel and Daisy Eagan were among the performers for The 4th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, which was held Dec. 16-18 at Ars Nova.

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ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Merry Christmas From Avenue Q's Christmas Eve, Ann Harada by Seth Rudetsky

A week in the life of actor, radio host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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2011 in Review: The Best Broadway Songs by JK

As the year draws to a close, it is once again time to take a look back at the best (and occasionally the worst) in theatre in 2011.  First up:  the best songs of the year.  T…

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Countdown to Christmas 2011 (Broadway Style)- Day 6 by BroadwayWorld TV

It's December at last, and BroadwayWorld is celebrating the season with The Twelve Days of Christmas'- a special countdown which will include our favorite holiday-themed Broadway performance…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Do you have a list that YOU check twice? by Michael Roderick

Often on this blog I have talked about email lists and the importance of a permission base of customers, but recently I realized I was leaving out a very important point about email lists. A…

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Live from New York, It's Dan Rad! by Michael Block

Lorne Michaels will have a wizard to help him ring in the new year. NBC and Saturday Night Live has announced that the Entertainment Weekly Entertainer of the Year, Daniel Radcliffe will be …

Linked From TheaterInTheNow at 11:53AM

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical – Now Available for Licensing by Jasonc

If you’ve ever felt lost, then you’ll know just how Trixie’s favorite stuffed Knuffle Bunny feels when left all alone. If you’ve ever felt loved, then you’ll know j…

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NEW Preview for LYSISTRATA JONES (VIDEO)

Check out the new preview for LYSISTRATA JONES, now playing at the Wlater Kerr Theatre.

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Jacob Marley awaits the audience for our 4th Trolley Christmas Carol today. by Art

Jacob Marley awaits the audience for our 4th Trolley Christmas Carol today., a photo by arthennessey on Flickr.The Mirror Up To Nature - Boston Theater and Beyond

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VIDEO FLASH: Saturday Night Live Parodies War Horse by Andy Propst

The Tony Award-winning play War Horse was the subject of a Saturday Night Live sketch during the December, January 17 episode, hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The sketch also featured SNL cast memb…

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Adam Chanler-Berat & the Cast of Rent Bring the East Village to The Early Show by Broadway.com

It was an unusually early morning for some denizens of the East Village on December 17, when the off-Broadway cast of Rent dropped by CBS’ The Early Show. Led by Adam Chanler-Berat as …

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Blog: Potted Dan & Jeff Meet Festive WOS Theatregoers

Last night (18 December 2011) 50 theatregoers headed to the Vaudeville Theatre for a night of festive fun at Potted Panto. Dan and Jeff took us through a whopping eight pantos in just eighty…

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PHOTO FLASH: Hugh Bonneville Visits Broadway's Mary Poppins by Dan Bacalzo

Hugh Bonneville, who stars as Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey, attended the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, at the New Amsterdam Theatre, on Friday, December 16. Following the performa…

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Jimmy Fallon Plays Joey! Watch Saturday Night Live Spoof War Horse by Broadway.com

As Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of War Horse readies to gallop into theaters, Saturday Night Live decided to poke a little fun at the Tony-winning stage production on the December …

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Watch a Highlight from Glee and How to Succeed Star Darren Criss' Surprise Holiday Concert by Broadway.com

Before Darren Criss begins his run as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 3, 2012, the Glee star decided to use his talent to help out chi…

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Kissing Sid James

There are only two elements I found lacking in this production: its length and it’s title. It is, in a word, too long. And the reference to Sid James falls flat because no one knows who …

Linked From Usher Nonsense at 11:31AM

Daniel Radcliffe to Host January 14 Saturday Night Live by Dan Bacalzo

Daniel Radcliffe, currently starring on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will host the January 14 episode of Saturday Night Live, according to published reports.…

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School in the Spotlight, High-School Edition: Brennan High School by BroadwayWorld

Based on user demand, BWW is taking our commitment to arts education one step further with the launch of the BWW Student Center - High School Edition. This directory features upcoming show l…

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Anything Goes and Sons of the Prophet ranked as “Top Ten” shows of 2011 by Amy Kass

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Anything Goes and Sons of the Prophet have been ranked as one of the top ten shows of 2011 by the Associated Press, Entertainm…

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Jersey Boys Stars Andy Karl, Nathan Scherich, Jarrod Spector, Quinn VanAntwerp Will Perform on "Today Show" by Andrew Gans

Cast members from the Broadway company of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys will perform on NBC's "The Today Show" Dec. 23.

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Jersey Boys Broadway Cast to Perform on The Today Show December 23 by Dan Bacalzo

Andy Karl, Nathan Scherich, Jarrod Spector, and Quinn VanAntwerp from the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys will perform on NBC's The Today Show on Friday, December 23 from 8:30am-10am. The…

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Vaclav Havel: An Intertwining of Artist and Politician by Mel Gussow

With Vaclav Havel, the Czech author, playwright and president, it is impossible to separate the artist’s politics from the politician’s art.

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David Hyde Pierce Opens in MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE Tonight, Dec. 19! by BroadwayWorld

The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of CLOSE UP SPACE, by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Leigh Silverman began previews Thursday, December 1 and opens Monday, December 19 at MTC at N…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Rock of Ages Cast Takes on "Shawshank Redemption" by Adam Hetrick

While audiences are running to the restrooms and lining up for cocktails at the bar during intermission, the cast of Broadway's Rock of Ages has been keeping busy with a new film series.

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"Glee" Stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer Appear on Dec. 19 Episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens" by Michael Gioia

"Glee" actors Lea Michele and Chris Colfer appear on the season finale of Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live," hosted by television personality Andy Cohen. The episode…

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BroadwayWorld.com Launches Exclusive STAGE ART; First Up - LYSISTRATA JONES by BroadwayWorld

Showcasing the digital paintings of our new resident artist, STAGE ART will appear every Friday on BroadwayWorld.com as our love letter to the great talent, costume design and scenery that l…

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BWW Atlanta Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Atlanta Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the…

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JERSEY BOYS Cast to Perform on TODAY SHOW, 12/23 by BroadwayWorld

Cast members from the Broadway company of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform a selection of songs from the new Rhino CD, Seasons Greetings A JERS…

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever by Carey Purcell

You might be able to see forever on a clear day, but you won’t want to in this poorly conceived musical revival/re-imaging currently in performances at the St. James Theater. First seen on…

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Wanna intern at my office this Spring/Summer? by Ken Davenport

Winter officially starts this Thursday, but here at DTE we're thinking about Spring and Summer already. If you're a reader of this blog or are a follower of mine on Twitter, then you know th…

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Daniel Radcliffe to Host SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 1/14 by BroadwayWorld

Daniel Radcliffe will make his hosting debut on January 14. Radcliffe will next be seen in the supernatural thriller, The Woman In Black, due out February 3. Radcliffe rose to international …

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Ian Rickson discusses his Michael Sheen Hamlet by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET The director Ian Rickson talks to Heather Neill about his current production of Hamlet (Young Vic), which stars Michael Sheen and has a controversial modern-day setting i…

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Baby It's You! Legal Dispute Settled by Kenneth Jones

A settlement has been reached in a dispute over the use of celebrity likenesses and histories in the now-closed, flop Broadway musical Baby It's You!, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Red Bull Reading of Stoppard's Henry IV Will Feature Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle, Hamish Linklater by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Richard Easton and Jennifer Ehle, Hamish Linklater, Mamie Gummer and Victor Garber will take part in a reading of Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Pirandello's Henry I…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: "Saturday Night Live" Spoofs Broadway's War Horse (Video) by Michael Gioia

The Tony Award-winning production of War Horse, which currently plays Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater, was spoofed this weekend on an episode of "Saturday Night Live."

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Set for Berlin International Film Festival by Dan Bacalzo

Stephen Daldry's new film Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, is among the newly announced films to be seen in the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, according to Deadline.com. …

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Paul McCartney releasing an album of standards

NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul McCartney is releasing an album of standards - plus two new songs of his own....

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Ticketfly launches new Facebook ticketing application

Ticketing company Ticketfly is expanding its technological tool kit again, this time hoping to better harness the power of Facebook for ticket sales. Launched last week, Ticketfly's new Face…

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Paul McCartney to Release Album of Standards on February 7 by Andy Propst

Paul McCartney will release an album of standards, along with two original, self-penned songs, February 7. The untitled collection will be released by Hear Music/Concord Records. The recor…

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Darling Companion, Starring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline to Open Santa Barbara International Film Festival by Dan Bacalzo

The Sony Classic Pictures film Darling Companion, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, will open the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, according to Deadline.com. The film centers on B…

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Reeve Carney, Katie Finneran, Patti Murin, Alison Fraser Set for We're Gonna Have To Ask You To Leave Benefit by Michael Gioia

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present We're Gonna Have To Ask You To Leave…, a concert to benefit the American Cancer Society, Jan. 23, 2012, at Birdland.

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American Indian art show extends Minneapolis stay and adds tour

Mini Sota exhibit to remain at All My Relations Gallery in South Minneapolis through Dec. 31 before touring to four Minnesota sites

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Shakespeare Theatre renames rustics in Much Ado in response to complaints led by Hispanic director by Lorraine Treanor

The Huffington Post announced Saturday that the Shakespeare Theatre has changed the names of Much Ado About Nothing’s Juan Huevos and Jose Frijoles, two of the buffoons featured in Dogberr…

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Joy to the World! SISTER ACT Tix Just $40 by Contests

Tickets from 40 Click here for holiday savings

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Cate Blanchett to Star in Uncle Vanya at City Center by Broadway.com

The Sydney Theater Company’s acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya, starring Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving, will play the City Center from July 19 through July 28 as part of the Lincol…

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Revolutionary World Edition by Teresa Eyring

“It is a revolutionary world we live in, and this generation at home and around the world has had thrust upon it a greater burden of responsibility than any generation that has ever lived.…

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Broadway Belts Out to Feature Daisy Eagan, Calvin Grant, LaQuet Sharnell, Tracy McDowell by Andrew Gans

Broadway Belts Out, which will feature the talents of Broadway and national tour stars, will be presented Dec. 31 at Bamboo 52.

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Billy Elliot the Musical by Terry Ponick

The touring production of Billy Elliot, the Musical, now ensconsed at the Kennedy Center Opera House,  is a driving, energetic, and oddly appropriate holiday feast for thoughtful theatergo…

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“Striking 12″ Strikes Again by Tom Mizer

Screwed up people make great art..or so says a song from the lovely (and rocking) holiday musical Striking 12. Ergo, the writers of the show–Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valeri…

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Photo Coverage: Backstage at Cirque Shanghi's BAI XI by Linda Lenzi

From balancing en pointe on a mans head to climbing a three-story tower of teetering chairs and mastering The Wheel of Death, Cirque Shanghais gifted cadre of contortionists, aerialists and …

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Blanchett & “Uncle Vanya” to Play NYC by Tom Mizer

Breaking News: According to the New York Times, the acclaimed Sydney Theatre Company production of Uncle Vanya starring Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving will play a short New York City engage…

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Feature: Sam Walters On ... The Orange Tree & Vaclav Havel

The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond has staged more plays by Czech playwright and politician Vaclav Havel, who died on Sunday, than any other UK venue. Here, artistic director Sam Walters t…

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The Giant Post of Videos from Darren Criss’s Joe’s Pub Gig by Lucky

Holla! TV’s official Prince of Adorableness, Darren Criss, is going to be on Broadway real soon. You know what that means, right? Time to get a Joe’s Pub gig! Darren’s was …

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The Myth of Effort by Adam Thurman

Few things annoy me more then the myth that if you just "try hard" success in the arts (or any field) is inevitable. Effort is really overrated. You can try hard and flop just because you're…

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Play based on 'Gatsby' is anything but great

The emperor walked beneath the beautiful canopy in the procession, and all the people in the street said, "Goodness, the emperor's new clothes are incomparable! What a beautiful jacket!…

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Guest Commentary: The importance of ticket brokers by Allison Reitz

The ticketing industry is one of the most misunderstood industries in America. Unfortunately, the role and function of a ticket broker is even more misunderstood. It's worth taking a minute …

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Catching up with Lynn Nottage, Nina Arianda  and  William Berloni by Joe Dziemianowicz

CATCHING UP WITH BROOKLYN’S BEST Last spring, Lynn Nottage’s smart and insightful comedy about racial identity “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” got critical kisses Off-Broadway…

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Slava's Snowshow, Royal Festival Hall, London by Liz Arratoon

Royal Festival Hall, London: There are not many shows that improve with age, but the multi-award-winning Slava's Snowshow - created in 1993 - is one of them. Read the full review

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NY Pops Holiday Concert: John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Wish You a Swingin' Christmas by Adaumbelle

On Friday, December 16, 2011, I was treated to a truly delightful evening of holiday music at Carnegie Hall when I attended the NY Pops Holiday concert "John Pizzarelli and Jesicca Molaskey …

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Temple of the Souls Interviews by Adaumbelle

There is a hot new Off-Broadway musical in town called "Temple of the Souls" and I had the honor of interviewing the writer, director, and co-composer. What makes this show and interview so …

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What's Playing on Broadway This Week: December 19-25 by BroadwayWorld

Look below to see what Broadway shows are playing on each night this week. Want to know what Broadway shows have Sunday evening performances Which Broadway shows have Wednesday matinees Just…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Success by BroadwayWorld

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a concert featuring a cast and orchestra of over 200 and som…

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BWW Boston Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Boston Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the …

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Lily Rabe on Sparring With Alan Rickman in Seminar and Waking the Dead in American Horror Story by Kathy Henderson

Lily Rabe has worked nonstop—and at the highest professional level—in 2011, jumping from her Tony-nominated performance as Portia in The Merchant of Venice to a summer run as Nor…

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Anthony Amato, Founder of Amato Opera Theater on Bowery, Dies at 91 by Robert Simonson

Anthony Amato, founder of the Amato Opera Theatre, a scrappy cultural landmark on the Bowery for decades, died Dec. 13. The cause was cancer. He was 91.

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#NEWPLAY TV ARCHIVE WATCH NOW: One Minute Play Festival at Playwrights Foundation SF @pwfoundation #OMPF Dec 18 by Arena Stage

Watch the Archive of The 2011 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Playwrights: TO WATCH CLICK HERE! Our news is sourced from the #NEWPLAY community on Twitter. If you have something to sh…

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Lou Diamond Phillips, Aaron Carter, Joey Fatone, Taylor Dayne Will Compete on "Celebrity Cook-Off" by Andrew Gans

A host of celebrities, including several with theatre credits, will compete on the new Food Network prime-time series, "Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off," featuring celebrity che…

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Daisy Eagan to Head Cast of Broadway Belts Out New Year's Eve Concert by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan will headline Broadway Belts Out, a New Year's Eve concert at Bamboo 52, to run 9pm-2am. The event will be hosted by Broadway Sings for Pride founder Neal…

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2011 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced! FOLLIES, PUSSY ON THE HOUSE, CATS and More To Be Honored at 12/28 Celebration at The Call by Paul W. Thompson

BroadwayWorld.com is proud to announce the results of the second annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, voted on by fans of Chicagoland theater over the past six weeks. The Chicago Shakespeare…

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BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Elaine Paige by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to present a new series of artwork created by Broadway ad agency SerinoCoyne to celebrate the end of FOLLIES' Broadway run and to remind everyone that time is ru…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson to Tour in Stage Version of Birds of a Feather by Dan Bacalzo

Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke, and Linda Robson -- who starred in the BBC sitcom, Birds of a Feather, will reunite for a new stage adaptation of the show, according to a report in The Stage.…

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BWW Philadelphia Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Philadelphia Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites i…

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Holiday Gifts #10: Christmas Silents by Trav S.D.

Here’s a great gift for that certain person who has everything! This DVD from reelclassicdvd.com of obscure but extremely charming-looking Christmas themed silent films. The line-up in…

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Downtown Clown Revue Tonight by Trav S.D.

NYC’s longest running all-clown variety show is back for its 5th Season! As seen in American Theater,The Village Voice Choice, New York Times, The Villager, Spectacle Magazine, Variety…

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Rich Little, Jonelle Allen, Eric Kunze, Nicole Parker Will Be Part of A Carol Channing Christmas by Andrew Gans

A Carol Channing Christmas, featuring the Broadway legend, will be presented Dec. 21 at The Agua Caliente Resort & Casino in Rancho Mirage, CA.

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Reading of Robert Wuhl's Hit List, Featuring Richard Kind, Presented Dec. 19 by Andrew Gans

A reading of Robert Wuhl's new play Hit List will be presented Dec. 19 at 7:30 PM in Queens Theatre in the Park's Studio Theatre.

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VIDEO FLASH: Saturday Night Parodies War Horse by Andy Propst

The Tony Award-winning play War Horse was the subject of a Saturday NIght Live sketch during the December, January 17 episode, hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The sketch also featured SNL cast memb…

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Review: A Christmas Westside Story by Jonas Schwartz

The Troubadours score again with this wonderful mash-up of two very different classics.

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Daisy Eagan Leads BROADWAY BELTS OUT 12/31 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway and National Tour stars will ring in New Year's 2012 with live musical performances and talent show at Bamboo 52 344 West 52nd Street, NYC starting at 9 PM on December 31, 2011

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BA-BAM It’s Your New Favorite Christmas Cabaret by The Mick

Technically, there are six more sleeps until Christmas this morning. But last Monday—when, technically, there were thirteen more sleeps—we attended a benefit concert called One More Slee…

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Farm Boy by StageGrade

Is "Farm Boy" the wheat or the chaff?

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Dominic Cooke, Kate Horton to Depart Royal Court Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

The Royal Court Theatre in London is losing both artistic director Dominic Cooke and executive director Kate Horton. Horton is departing in order to become Deputy Executive Director for th…

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Lillias White, Nick Adams Lead 6th Annual BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS 12/19 by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway Boys will once again host A holiday party and concert with the 6th Annual BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS A Benet for Toys for Tots, Monday, December 19th at 7pm.

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Thomas Martell Brimm, Actor, Dies at 75 by Robert Simonson

Thomas Martell Brimm, an actor who cut his teeth at Joe Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, died Nov. 30. He was 75.

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Uncle Vanya, Starring Cate Blanchett, Will Play NYC by Andrew Gans

The Sydney Theatre Company's production of Uncle Vanya, which was seen this past summer at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will play a limited engagement in Manhattan in summ…

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DV8 Physical Theatre - Can We Talk About This? by National Theatre

DV8 Physical Theatre - Can We Talk About This? A work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson DV8's new production examines multicultural policies, freedom of speech and censorship. Can…

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Cooke, Horton to leave Royal Court

Legit News: Horton to be deputy exec director of National

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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BWW Tennessee Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Tennessee Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in t…

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BWW Nashville Awards Update 12/19 - TWO Weeks Left! by BroadwayWorld

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Nashville Awards and here is the latest update Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in t…

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Lysistrata Jones by Richard Seff

Back in what now seems like the “not so good old days,” each Broadway season seemed to offer at least one fun filled show about athletes (all male then)  and the ladies in their…

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Speaking With ... Peter Billingsley 12.09.11

‘I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot range model air rifle!” To film fans, that line instantly conjures up the 1983 film “A Christmas Story,” which starred Peter B…

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Review Round-up: Edna is Ultimate Panto Dame

Australian housewife and comedy icon Dame Edna Everage (the on-stage and television alter-ego of comedian Barry Humphries) made her pantomime debut at the New Wimbledon Theatre last week (15…

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A Christmas Carol by Larry Bangs

Paul Morella, backed by the Olney Theatre Center, has done something wonderful with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. He has taken it back to its roots by returning to the novella p…

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What I Want for Christmas This Year by Michael Kaiser

The holiday season is a time for giving and getting gifts. This is what I would like to receive this year: 1. An online 'fact...

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On artists being tossed off the truck by Diane Ragsdale

About a month ago I wrote a post on ‘‘on artists making a living and artistic directors that could make a difference but don’t.’ I had a significant number of comments (relat…

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ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER re-conceived and revamped starring the reliable Harry Connick, Jr. by Oscar E Moore

There won’t be any comparisons made here to the original production or the movie.  Let them rest in peace.  This imaginative production, re-conceived and directed by Michael Mayer wi…

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LYSISTRATA JONES - a frothy mix of sex, love and basketballs by Oscar E Moore

In this “feel good” original new musical from the skewered mind of Douglas Carter Beane whose brand of humor is an acquired taste and Lewis Flinn who has supplied “High Sch…

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Best of 2011: #12 - Wooster Group's VIEUX CARRÉ by Ludlow Lad

Tennessee Williams late play, VIEUX CARRÉ was tackled by The Wooster Group in 2011 with the Group's usual mix of physicality and technology.  Whereas their Hamlet was Scott Shepherd's …

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News: Dominic Cooke Announces April 2013 Departure from Court

Dominic Cooke will step down as artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre in April 2013, the venue announced today. Cooke, who is leaving to pursue freelance work, will have been at the …

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Stars of Vaudeville #407: Enrico Rastelli by Trav S.D.

Born this day in 1896, Enrico Rastelli was a third generation Italian acrobat and aerialist who grew up in Russia. He took up juggling on his own initiative at age eight; going solo with his…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Blog: Potted Dan and Jeff Meet Festive WOS Theatregoers

Last night (18 December 2011) 50 theatregoers headed to the Vaudeville Theatre for a night of festive fun at <i>Potted Panto</i>. Dan and Jeff took us through a whopping eight pa…

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Tess Gardella by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Tess Gardella (see earlier post here). Here she is in her Aunt Jemima guise singing “Can’t Stop Lovin’ Dat Man” from Showboat. The recording …

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News: Opening: Nonsense, Amazons, Stones, Rat Pack & Panto

Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are: OPENING TONIGHTThe Colour of NonsenseMONDAY 19 DECEMBER 2011 Acclaimed Bristol-based company Forkbear…

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A John Waters Christmas — Live by Trav S.D.

So you think you’ve done everything, do you? How about A John Water Christmas — live? And you don’t even have to go to Baltimore for it. I got to wondering..what is it? Kit…

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BWW's On This Day - December 19, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Accidentally, Like a Martyr by Erik Haagensen

Though perfectly professional and generally well acted, Grant James Varjas' new play brings nothing new to either of the genres it occupies: the alcohol-soaked-group-in-a-bar drama and the…

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NY Review: 'Close Up Space' by David Sheward

David Hyde Pierce and company try their level best to pull Molly Smith Metzler's unfunny play about a harried book editor up from sitcom level, but they're only human.

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Dick Whittington (Wimbledon) ****

What, you might ask, is a star of global proportions such as Dame Edna Everage doing in Dick Whittington, this year's pantomime at the New Wimbledon Theatre? It's a question she ponders hers…

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The Importance of Being Earnest, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Has Gyles Brandreth – witty man of many parts though he is – met his Waterloo (“the line is immaterial”) with this attempt to portray Lady Bracknell in a new musical version of The I…

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Review: Cinderella: A Fairytale by Edward Franklin

With the Fairy Godmother excised in favour of a plucky flock of birds, and the Christmas season’s standard influx of Slade and Crosby replaced by a bluesy folk band, Sally Cookson and Trav…

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Talkin’ in the Green Room With: Eric Alsford by Bill Hirschman

In this edition, we talk with Eric Alsford is one of the best-known music directors in South Florida, usually shuttling from one job to another here, in New York and at regional theaters acr…

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Simplifying the Ridiculously Complex by Don Hall

Human beings are a simpleminded lot.  In order to make the world a bit more comprehensible, we tend to take HUGE, COMPLEX issues and simplify them in ways that "boil it all down" a…

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Review: The Ladykillers by Eleanor Turney

When one starts a review by remarking on how amazing the set is, it is easy to assume that this is because the other aspects of the show were less satisfactory. Rest assured that this is not…

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Review: The Charity That Began at Home by Julia Rank

The Orange Tree Theatre is very good at Victorian and Edwardian plays with an ‘upstairs-downstairs’ theme, and Auriol Smith’s most agreeable revival of St John Hankin’s 1905 comedy T…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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The Wicked Stage: Can musical theatre ever be naturalistic? by Sarah Green

One of my biggest pet peeves is how musicals are often perceived as being as far from reality as you can get in theatre, because the characters sing and dance. Whilst we don’t tap danc…

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Spotlight On: Lauren Samuels by Marése O'Sullivan

Lauren Samuels, star of We Will Rock You, talks to A Younger Theatre about life on the stage.

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Lea Michele, Chris Colfer to Appear on Season Finale of Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS Tonight by BroadwayWorld

On the season finale of WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Monday, December 19 at 11p.m. etpt, Andy Cohen ends the season on a high note in the Clubhouse with gleeks Lea Michele and Chris Colfer fro…

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Brent Barrett to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Tonight, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back Brent Barrett in the role of that silver-tongued…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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News: One Man, Two Guvnors Transfers to Haymarket, Arthur Replaces Corden

Following its current run at the Adelphi Theatre, the National Theatre production of One Man, Two Guvnors will transfer to a new West End home, the Theatre Royal Haymarket, with a new cast l…

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Amateur ‘Barber’ truly gels by James Jorden

In an unlikely venue — a converted gymnasium off Avenue B — one of New York’s newest opera companies is keeping musical tradition alive. On the 99-seat Connelly Theatre’s postage sta…

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Patina Miller, Megan Hilty, Nick Adams Lead Broadway Boys For Holiday Toys Tonight by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway Boys will once again host Broadway's favorite holiday party and concert with the 6th Annual BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS A Benet for Toys for Tots, Monday, December 19th at 7pm.

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Ex-Cards manager La Russa speaks by Jill Beathard

Theatre Aspen holds opening-night parties and other events throughout the year to reach out to the community. But Sunday night the nonprofit offered something a little different - the chance…

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Jerry Zacks on Directing SISTER ACT (VIDEO)

The director Jerry Zaks narrates a look at the musical number "Raise Your Voice" from the new musical SISTER ACT, at the Broadway Theater.

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ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER re-conceived and revamped starring the reliable Harry Connick, Jr. by Oscar E. Moore

Revel in the sumptuousness of its score and enjoy the charm of Connick and witness the emergence of Broadway’s newest star - the best holiday gift of all – Jessie Mueller

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LYSISTRATA JONES - a frothy mix of sex, love and basketballs by Oscar E. Moore

A retelling of “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes – who came up with the satiric anti war plot of “no nookie until we get what we want!”

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Monday, December 19, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Brent Barrett Holds Court at Broadway's Chicago Once Again, Starting Dec. 19 by Adam Hetrick

Brent Barrett returns to the courtroom of the long-running Broadway revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, Dec. 19 at the Ambassador Theatre.

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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Andre De Shields, Cheryl Freeman Take Part in Dec. 19 Project Shaw Reading by Andrew Gans

The Project Shaw series continues Dec. 19 with readings of George Bernard Shaw's The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet and Passion Play.

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PLAYBILL PICKS: Ten "Glee" Actors We'd Like to See On the Great White Way (And in What Shows) by Michael Gioia

With the imminent arrival of "Glee" actor Darren Criss in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying—who will ring in the New Year as J. Pierrepont Finch—Playbill…

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Kerry Butler Leads Free Reading of New Musical Through the Door Dec. 19 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Catch Me If You Can), Darren Ritchie (Wonderland) and Paul Anthony Stewart (The People in the Picture) take part in a free reading of the new musical…

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UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 19, Was Your Favorite Show at the Imperial Theatre? by Robert Viagas

In celebration of Playbill’s new site, Playbill Vault, we offer a month-long theatrical treasure hunt! Playbill Vault offers an interactive treasure trove for theatre fans, students, a…

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World Premiere of Close Up Space, With David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez, Opens Dec. 19 at MTC by Kenneth Jones

Molly Smith Metzler's Close Up Space, a new comedy starring Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce as a harried book editor, opens Dec. 19 following previews from Dec. 1 at Manhattan Theatr…

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Accidentally, Like a Martyr, Featuring Grant James Varjas, Keith McDermott, Opens Off-Broadway Dec. 19 by Michael Gioia and Kenneth Jones

Accidentally, Like a Martyr, a new play by Grant James Varjas about a group of gay men coming to grips with life and aging in the 21st century, opens Off-Broadway Dec. 19, following previews…

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Proposed: A Code Of Ethics - For Playwrights

Gwydion Suilebhan 12/14/11

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High-flying crash course in Extreme Action by Leigh Witchel

Everything about Elizabeth Streb’s “Kiss the Air!” is an exclamation point. She’s been on the scene a quarter-century, making pieces she calls PopAction — a bit of traditional danc…

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Openings We're Tracking This Week, December 19-January 8 by The Charlebois Post

Kirsten Rasmussen in blink blink at WildSideIt was an explosion. Green Day, the band everyone loves or loves to hate, created an album - American Idiot - that was a searing oratorio for lost…

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The New On a Clear Day You Can See Forever reviewed by Mitchell Conway

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Shlemiel the First reviewed by Avi Glickstein

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