Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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THR Critic David Rooney's Top 10 Theater Productions of 2011 by David Rooney

Discerning theatergoers had plenty to chew on in 2011, even if the year’s biggest news event also turned out to be its biggest critical non-event.

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KWMU-90.7 FM delaying King's College "Nine Lessons and Carols"

St. Louis's NPR station, KWMU-90.7 FM, is abandoning a long-standing custom this year, at least in part: They will not be broadcasting the BBC's annual Service of Nine Lessons and Carols liv…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: HIM by Brian Scott Lipton

Clifford Streit's play about a homosexual actor whose relationship is threatened by his agent's machinations benefits from some clever quips, believable characters, and ample displays of mal…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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11 for ‘11: The year’s best dance

1. ‘The White City: Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893’ How do you dance a historical event? Thodos Dance Chicago’s wonderfully sophisticated new multimedia dance-theater piece, …

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Critic’s Notebook: Women Playwrights and Gender Stereotypes on Broadway by Claudia La Rocco

More female playwrights have come to Broadway, but at least one of them, Theresa Rebeck, seems to accept a glass ceiling in ”Seminar.”

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Sheet-Music Sellers Hang On

For New York's sheet-music sellers, laid low by every innovation from the radio to the ringtone, there hasn't been a holiday season that approached the boom days of 1934 in a long, long time.

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My Big 10 of '11

Over the next eight days, I’m posting my ten favorite ideas of 2011. There isn’t a specific category for this list, it’s just ten items that affected my personal zeitgeist. I also thou…

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Theater review: 'Cinderella Christmas' at the El Portal by F. Kathleen Foley

Director Bonnie Lythgoe, ably assisted by choreographer Mark Ballas ("Dancing with the Stars") and musical director Michael Orland, presides over this sumptuous Christmas diversion. Director…

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An Idea That Everyone Will Hate by Scott Walters

IN A COUPLE POSTS on Parabasis, Isaac Butler has contributed two commentaries concerning the increasingly blurred lines between the profit theatre and the nonprofit theatre. This is an issue…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Hits Gold in Buffalo by Patrick Healy

Only 20 to 30 percent of Broadway shows ever turn a profit, but even the flops can make millions on the road. And few cities are as profitable as Buffalo, mainly because of Shea’s Performi…

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FLASH FRIDAY: Scarlett Johansson Does It All & Buys A Zoo, Too by Pat Cerasaro

Stage and screen superstar Scarlett Johansson is known to most theatre fans for her tremendous work in the recent revival of Arthur Millers A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, directed by Gregory Mosher…

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

The King And I, EdinburghFirst seen at the Curve in Leicester last Christmas, Paul Kerryson's revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical about a prim Victorian school teacher at the court of…

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The Week in Culture Pictures, Dec. 23 by The New York Times

A slide show of photographs of cultural events from this week.

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Coram Boy, Bristol Old Vic at Colston Hall, Bristol by Mark Kidel

Coram Boy is a thrilling story of dead babies, teenage love, material greed and the redeeming power of music. This is Christmas entertainment that packs a powerful punch, borne aloft by the …

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Christopher Hanke Hearts Darren Criss, Jerry O’Connell Is an Alan Rickman Fanboy & More Lessons of the Week by Broadway.com

It’s curtains on another week in theater-land, and here at Broadway.com we’re looking back at what we’ve learned in the last seven days. From Patti LuPone’s memorable…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Off Broadway Theater Review: APOLOGIES (AND OTHER GREY AREAS) (The Paper Industry) by Sarah Taylor Ellis

OUR APOLOGIES FOR TELLING YOU TOO LATE Something is happening in New York theater. With their latest “ugly opera” Apologies (And Other Grey Areas), The Paper Industry explores the uncert…

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Faith Prince Replaces Klea Blackhurst in 42nd Street Moon's THE BEST OF TIMES by BroadwayWorld

Award-winning Broadway star Faith Prince is to replace Klea Blackhurst in The Best of Times, 42nd Street Moons 80th Birthday salute to Tony-winning Broadway composerlyricist, Jerry Herman. T…

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Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside... by Chloe Veltman

Few urban environments in the UK offer such radical cultural contrasts as Margate. The seaside town located in the southeast of England which I visited today with my parents who live in near…

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STAGE TUBE: Student Who Skipped Jury Duty for a Musical Released from Jail by BroadwayWorld TV

Some might say going to see a musical is just about criminally fun, but for one 19-year-old from Staffordshire, it was - literally. Matthew Banks called in sick to jury duty, but instead of …

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Let us adore them

It’s been a good year for painters, male dancers and female pop stars – tempered by heroic dissidence and untimely death, writes Jan Dalley

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The Snow Queen, Rose Theatre, Kingston & Unicorn Theatre, London

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is a staple among Christmas shows, reminding us that snow can be treacherous too, writes Sarah Hemming

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How the arts risk-takers reaped their rewards | Mark Lawson by Mark Lawson

From The King's Speech to the Great British Bake Off, this year's arts winners ignored the safety-first rules of surviving a downturnThe year began and now ends with an odd little movie, sho…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Dec. 12-18 by Judy Samelson

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Dec. 12-18, 2011, as reported by The Broadway League.

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman on Encountering a BACK ON BROADWAY Ticket Scalper by BroadwayWorld TV

Tickets for HUGH JACKMAN, BACK ON BROADWAY, are in high demand - with some premium tickets selling for upwards of 300. So who did a scalper offer to sell a ticket to see HUGH JACKMAN, BACK O…

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A Holiday Message from LA STAGE Times by LA Stage Alliance

LA STAGE Times is taking a brief hiatus next week and will be back online January 3. Wishing all our readers a happy holiday and a joyous 2012!  READ MORE

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Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Star Would You Like to Ring in the New Year With? by Broadway.com

Whether you're planning to spend New Year's Eve partying like it's 1999 or in a When Harry Met Sally embrace, one inevitable part of your evening is the New Year’s kiss, wh…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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What’s Christmas Without a Farting Reindeer? Joanna Gleason Trims the Tree at Home on Side By Side By Susan Blackwell by Broadway.com

“Big balls hang low” at Joanna Gleason’s house on this special holiday episode of Side By Side By Susan Blackwell. Broadway.com’s hostest with the mostest travels to …

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TONIGHT - A Very Tawny Christmas by Byrne Harrison

Following up on the popularity of her appearances at “Fag Bash,” “Showgirls,” and other festive events in P’town last summer, Tawny Heatherton will arrive this yuletide season to d…

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11 in '11: The Best of the Year by Michael Block

I'm no Brantley or Isherwood. I'm not even a David Cote. But I have been privileged to see some wonderful productions in 2011. With that being said, the usual suspects of the best of the yea…

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Play Back: Watch the San Francisco One Minute Play FestivalDidn't get to be there in person? No problem. Thanks to NewPlay TV you can watch the archived video of the entire festival.Enjoy!ne…

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Seminar Star Jerry O'Connell on Falling for the Stage and Getting Schooled by the Sexiest Man on Broadway by Broadway.com

In picking his very first Broadway vehicle, TV and film favorite Jerry O'Connell chose well, landing in one of Broadway.com's favorite five shows of the year, Theresa Rebeck's bi…

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Faith Prince to Star in 42nd St. Moon's The Best of Times by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Faith Prince will join previously announced stars Jason Graae, Debbie De Coudreaux, Tyler McKenna, Sharon Rietkerk and Kelly Sanchez win 42nd Street Moon's The Best of…

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"Human Intelligence: A Holiday Tale"

This is what Kurt Andersen considers a holiday tale ... melting ice caps and extraterrestrial spies? Kurt's story, "Human Intelligence," was produced for radio by Jonathan Mitchell, and st…

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Jewish hero, 8 nights' worth of creative goblins by Wendy Rosenfield

Eric Kimmel's children's book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is a story that, aside from being engaging, is also gently subversive and proudly ethnic.

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Opera Boston to Shut Down by Daniel J. Wakin

The company will close Jan. 1 due to financial problems.

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Sherlock Holmes as Hamlet

Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, is the latest actor to take on this iconic role. Guy Ritchie, the film's director, says Holmes' persona i…

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Alan Menken Writing New Songs for Broadway's Newsies by Andy Propst

Alan Menken is writing new tunes for the Broadway production of Newsies, according to a posting the songwriter made to his Twitter account. The musical, based on the film of the same name, …

Linked From TheaterMania at 02:40PM

Theater review: 'Cinderella Christmas' at the El Portal by Kathy Foley

F. Kathleen Foley reviews "Cinderella Christmas" at the El Portal.

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Spider-Man's Philip William McKinley Answers Fans Questions (Video) by Michael Gioia

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark's Philip William McKinley answers the musical's "Weekly Webmail" and talks about the show's revisions.

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Listening to Louis C.K.’s recent Fresh Air interview. Love...

Listening to Louis C.K.’s recent Fresh Air interview. Love this man.

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#NEWPLAY FEST: @PS122 Winter Festival Begins Jan. 5th in NYC #Coil12 by Arena Stage

This annual winter festival features 11 premieres from critical US and international artists. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days…

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Brat Productions Accounces Casting for The 24 Hour The Bald Soprano by Andy Propst

Brat Productions has announced casting for The 24 Hour The Bald Soprano, to be offered February 24-25. Madi Distefano will direct the production. The production will offer Eugene Ionesco&a…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Bonnie & Clyde; Stealing the Show on Broadway by Chris Luner

Its so easy for critics and theatre-goers in today’s world to claim original musical theatre is dead. But have no fear Broadway, original musical theatre is not only alive but alive an…

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Doe Avedon, Actress, Model and Inspiration of "Funny Face," Dies at 86 by Robert Simonson

Doe Avedon, who was transformed by her Svengali husband, photographer Richard Avedon, into a model, and inspired the 1957 film musical "Funny Face," died Dec. 18 in Los Angeles. Sh…

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Review: La Cage Aux Folles (Broadway in Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

Director Terry Johnson’s touring version of *La Cage* lets you taste the show's under-the-radar genius, from Lynne Page's killer choreography to Jerry Herman's melodic gems. Recommended.

Linked From Chicago Theater Beat at 01:54PM

Amahl and the Night Visitors (The Little Orchestra Society) by Robert Walport

The very existence of The Little Orchestra Society makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Entering into the Avery Fisher Hall for an operatic performance to see it thronging with Children is a…

Linked From The Tyro Theatre Critic at 01:46PM

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Dec. 17-23: Jesus Christ Superstar, Uncle Vanya, Christina Ricci and Jack Klugman by Robert Simonson

It's almost Christmas, so I'll begin this column with the casting of the upcoming Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. (No one will accuse this reporter of taking part in the …

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Jill Dolan Wins Nathan Prize by George Hunka

For those who still believe that the theatrical blogosphere rings the death knell for serious drama criticism in America, here’s something to put that fear to rest: The George Jean Nat…

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Twitter Watch: Alan Menken Writing New NEWSIES Songs by BroadwayWorld

On Twitter Watch, Alan Menken wrote LONG TIME NO TWEET Up to my eyeballs in MIRROR MIRROR scoring, new NEWSIES songs, LEAP OF FAITH possibilities and...oh yeah...the HOLIDAYS

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Happy holidays from the Theater Loop

A very happy and peaceful holiday, dear reader, from the Theater Loop at the Chicago Tribune. We send you our best wishes for a creative and fulfilling 2012. We appreciate each and every one…

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Jeremy Kushnier Is Pilate Once Again in La Jolla's Jesus Christ Superstar by Adam Hetrick

Jeremy Kushnier has returned to the role of Pontius Pilate in the Broadway-bound production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which will run through Dec. 31 at the La Jolla Playhouse.

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Venus in Fur Star Nina Arianda Hopes for Help in the Kitchen 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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Year-End Weekend Poll: What Was Your Favorite Broadway Show of 2011? by Broadway.com

Broadway.com already published our list of the top five shows of 2011, and now we want to hear from you, our faithful readers. While it was agonizing for us to choose just five offerings fro…

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Review: War Horse, the movie at Curtainup stage/screen page by Elyse Sommer

Our stage and screen page review comes down in favor of the Puppet Horses in War Horse, the play

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Theatrevoice Review of 2011 (part 1) by TheatreVOICE

Review of the Year: 2011 (part 1). Mark Shenton invites guests Kate Bassett (Independent on Sunday), David Benedict (Variety), and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) to consider the hi…

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Theatrevoice review of 2011 (part 2) by TheatreVOICE

Theatrevoice review of the year (part 2): Mark Shenton and guests Kate Bassett (Independent on Sunday), David Benedict (Variety) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) convene for thei…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/23 - ROMEO AND JULIET by BroadwayWorld TV

Welcome to BWW's New Daily ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre historyToday in 1935, Romeo and Juliet open…

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Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh Shows Big Love to Adam Pascal Backstage at Memphis by Broadway.com

As the founding father of the punk-rock new-wave band Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh knows how to whip it good when a good time turns around. So it’s no surprise that the rocker felt right at…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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War Horse the Movie vs the Puppet Play by Elyse Sommer

Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse Joey   in the movieDespite it's  long run in London and New York and planned  traveling productions,  the incredibly  imagi…

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Sketch comedy a young person's game? Bah, humbug by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: Victoria Zielinski and Paul Barrosse in "The Vic & Paul Show" ★★★ THEATER REVIEW: Victoria Zielinski and Paul Barrosse in "The Vic & Paul Show" at the Mayn…

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FLASHDANCE to Run Out of Town in Toronto Prior to Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Broadway regular Sergio Trujillo will direct and choreograph the project, which is set for New York readings this winter and will reportedly head to Toronto for its out-of-town tryout. Dates…

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We should probably not break the Internet, since it’s one...

We should probably not break the Internet, since it’s one of the only things that occasionally works. 

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Guest Blogger: #UticaRocks! (At least for two nights.) by JK

Those of you who follow this blog regularly know that my constant companion for theatre trips to New York City is Mike.  He has occasionally "guest blogged" here, mostly about his favor…

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STAGE TUBE: Jimmy Fallon, Jesse Eisenberg and Martin Short Sing Holiday Mad Libs! by BroadwayWorld TV

The show takes on a Christmas standard in the clip below, with a little help from Martin Short who appeared on Broadway in THE GOODBYE GIRL, LITTLE ME and MARTIN SHORT FAME BECOMES ME and Je…

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Newsies Will Arrive On Broadway With Additional Songs by Adam Hetrick and Kenneth Jones

Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken is at work penning new songs for the Broadway production of Newsies, which will arrive at the Nederlander Theatre March 15, 2012, for a limited eng…

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Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Steve Ross et al. Play BROADWAY HOOTENANNY a Feinstein's! by Stephen Sorokoff

The cast for the third smash week of Scott Siegel's BROADWAY HOOTENANNY included Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley NEXT TO NORMAL, Joan Almedilla MISS SAIGON, Drama Desk Nominee Christina Bianc…

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Actress, Model Doe Avedon Passes Away at 86 by BroadwayWorld

Actress and model Doe Avedon, born Dorcas Marie Nowell, died Sunday, according to the New York Times. She was 86 years old.

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OBSESSED!: Jack Plotnick and Evie Harris Wish You a Very Disturbing Christmas

Jack Plotnick, Seth Rudetsky's longtime friend and star of "Girls Will Be Girls," (sequel coming in 2012!) breaks out his signature character Evie Harris, a washed up Hollywood actress try…

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Guest blog #60: A chemist walks into a theatre by Michael Roderick

Nope, that's not just the beginning of a joke involving test tubes. It's actually the beginning of a pretty amazing guest blog by my dear friend Janet Zarecor. Janet is currently in school f…

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MODERN MUSIC MASTERS: Georgia Stitt Talks New Album, New Musicals & More by Pat Cerasaro

Discussing all aspects of her sensitive, charming and emotional new collection of songs, MY LIFELONG LOVE, today we are talking to composer Georgia Stitt, a uniquely gifted artist whose movi…

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Flashdance Musical Will Play Toronto Prior to Summer Opening on Broadway by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

Flashdance, the movie-inspired pop-rock musical that had a short life in London in 2010-11, will play a pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto, according to an Equity casting notice.

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Samsung BOT Jan 2012 by The Broadway Channel

Samsung BOT Jan 2012 From: BroadwayChannel Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 11:48 More in Entertainment

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Guest Commentary: Three steps to Facebook ticketing bliss

I think we can all agree that the use of social media as a marketing tool cannot be ignored. After all, word of mouth is the number one way that people hear about events, and Facebook is the…

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STAGE PORTRAIT: Harry Connick Jr. and More in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever by Playbill Staff

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

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Happy Holidays by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Can't explain why, but this Flanders and Swann's riff on Mozart's fourth horn concerto sounds like Christmas to me. And with that I sign off the Wicked Stage for a spell, until something sti…

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Countdown to Christmas 2011 (Broadway Style)- Day 2 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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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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MDQ Rocks Naples - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On by Million Dollar Quartet

MDQ Rocks Naples - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On From: milliondollarquartet Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 03:11 More in Entertainment

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LVPreviews Jan 2012 by The Broadway Channel

LVPreviews Jan 2012 From: BroadwayChannel Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 21:26 More in Entertainment

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rtnt: Ron Paul’s Racist Past With Ron Paul taking the lead in...

rtnt: Ron Paul’s Racist Past With Ron Paul taking the lead in Iowa just weeks before the caucuses, it is worth reminding ourselves of his troubling history. Writing for The New Republic …

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Actors Get into Character in Shakespeare Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol' by Nancy Solomon

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is concluding its 49th season with "A Christmas Carol," staged with a few twists. The company's version was adapted for the stage by British playwrigh…

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Darren Criss to Talk HOW TO SUCCEED on LIVE! With Kelly, 1/5 by BroadwayWorld

Darren Criss is set to discuss his Broadway debut in an upcoming episode of LIVE With Kelly. Criss will join host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Rob Lowe on January 5, 2012 check local listing…

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"Made in Dagenham" Film Being Adapted as West End Musical; Rupert Goold Will Direct by Adam Hetrick

The 2010 British film "Made in Dagenham," about the 1968 Ford factory women's strike, is being adapted as a West End musical, according to the Daily Mail.

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Advocacy 201 Roundtable by Chicago Plays

Monday, January 23, 2012, 6 - 7:30 p.m.League of Chicago Theatres offices, 228 S. Wabash, Suite 200Chicago is about to create a cultural plan for the first time in 25 years. Decisions made t…

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The Life's Blood Of 2011's American Theatre? Revivals

The Wall Street Journal 12/23/11

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Casting Announced for First Folio Theatre's Unnecessary Farce by Bethany Rickwald

First Folio Theatre has announced casting for Paul Slade Smith's Unnecessary Farce, to run February 1-March 4 at Mayslake Peabody Estate. Alison C. Vesely will direct. The play center…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:07AM

LOVE NEVER DIES US Video Release Moved to May 29; Cover Art Revealed by BroadwayWorld

LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spectacular follow-up musical to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was set to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time on February 7.

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My Obnoxious Christmas Song by Trav S.D.

I snuck away and recorded this at lunch yesterday in a single take like a Thief in the Night.   My gift to you — the musical equivalent of a fruitcake! Have a happy holiday!

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WNYC's "Soundcheck" to Welcome Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis by Adam Hetrick

Porgy and Bess stars Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis will join WNYC Public Radio "Soundcheck" host John Schaefer Jan. 17, 2012, at the Greene Space.

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/23/2011 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ Rush, Lottery amp Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12232011.

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Momix' "newMIX" Bows at Torrington's Warner Theater by Frank Rizzo

The Washington, Conn.-based modern dance company MOMIX will present its annual program of new and classic works when it plays its home-base venue at the Warner Theatre in Torrington from a…

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Overheard at Angus Vol. XI: Why Spider-Man was so expensive. by Ken Davenport

I went to the theater this week, and stood next to two lovely ladies who were deciding what show they were going to see together next. Lovely Lady #1: My granddaughter is on Christmas vacati…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Biography Profiles Scarlett Johansson, Airing Tonight Through 12/30 by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansson will be featured in an upcoming Biography profile, airing tonight at 10pm as well as Saturday at 2 AM, Thursday at 9 PM and Friday at 1 AM.

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Actors drooling over each other’s parts by Maura Judkis

When Miriam Silverman performed in “The Liar” at Shakespeare Theatre last year, her character Lucrece faced a man who compulsively lied through his teeth. But lies weren’t the only thi…

Linked From Washington Post at 10:52AM

Julie Andrews Will Host a Tribute to Horowitz Concert at Carnegie Hall by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Julie Andrews will host pianist Lola Astanova's upcoming concert, A Tribute to Horowitz, Jan. 19, 2012, in the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater demonstrates its ever-expanding range by Robert Johnson

Ailey is the closest thing we have to a national, modern-dance repertory company.

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Photo Flash: Ariana Grande Celebrates New Single, 'Put Your Hearts Up,' in Times Square! by BroadwayWorld

Ariana Grande, currently starring in Nickelodeon's 'Victorious', recently released her new single 'Put Your Hearts Up' on December 20. The teen star - who was seen on Broadway in Jason Robe…

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Monster Mash: New Shroud of Turin theory; 'Rent' protest in Idaho by David Ng

Italian researchers are reviving the idea that the Shroud of Turin's image of a Christlike figure could only have been created by a powerful flash of light. A regional production of the mus…

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Roma Torre's Top 10 Broadway Shows Of 2011

It was another interesting year on Broadway and NY1's Roma Torre has a look back and her top ten from 2011.

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Casting Complete for Goodman Theatre Production of David Mamet's Race by Andrew Gans

Complete casting has been announced for the Goodman Theatre's production of David Mamet's Race, which is scheduled for Jan. 14-Feb. 19, 2012, in the Goodman’s Albert Theatre.

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Blog: Becoming An Actor: Becoming a Student (for a bit)

It’s Christmas (imagine that said with the gusto of Slade) and I’ve been gifted with a fortnight off. Two weeks for Christmas doesn’t seem like all that much of a gift when…

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PHOTO CALL: A Peek Inside Sleep No More by Matthew Blank

The acclaimed production of Sleep No More, which has been luring New Yorkers into its haunted world since April, continues into the New Year at the McKittrick Hotel.

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2011 in Review: Fringe by The Stage

Paul Vale looks back at a year of highs and lows for Britain's smaller venues

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Brits a-Plenty by Diane Snyder

The end of the year also ushers in the end of the annual Brits Off Broadway series, which had me making repeated trips to 59E59 for Neighbourhood Watch, an enjoyable new comedy by Alan Ayckb…

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Morgan James, Kerry O'Malley, et al. Set for December 29 Broadway Hootenanny by Andy Propst

Scott Coulter, Morgan James, Kerry O'Malley, and Kristen Beth Williams will star in Broadway Hootenanny, at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency on Thursday, December 29 at 11pm. P…

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Tony Winner Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein Are Expecting Second Child by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Katie Finneran, most recently on Broadway in Promises, Promises, and husband Darren Goldstein, who was seen in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, are expecting their second chil…

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More polyphony for Christmas by Thomas Garvey

The young singers of Stile Antico.Last weekend I got a double whammy of medieval and Renaissance polyphony - I caught the chart-topping Stile Antico (above) at the Boston Early Music Festiva…

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Eve Plumb Set For Love, Loss, and What I Wore Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

"Brady Bunch" star Eve Plumb will again play a limited engagement in the Off-Broadway cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, beginning Jan. 4, 2012.

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It's not Christmas until Darlene Love blows the roof off the dump! by Sarah B. Roberts

This morning I was reminded by my friend Tim Dunleavy that it's time that time of year again for Darlene Love to sing her fabulous Christmas song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on&…

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Weekend Agenda: Jingle Balls Edition by Lucky and The Mick

While we’re simultaneously being naughty and nice this weekend, we’ll also be feverishly debating the following big, bright Broadway stories from the last few days… Aaron T…

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The Nutcracker - Final Waltz and Apotheosis - New York City Ballet by DanceOn

The Nutcracker - Final Waltz and Apotheosis - New York City Ballet The Final Waltz and Apotheosisfrom George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet. http://nycballet.co…

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The Nutcracker - Duet - New York City Ballet by DanceOn

The Nutcracker - Duet - New York City Ballet A duet from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet. http://nycballet.com This year New York City Ballet will presen…

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The Nutcracker - Waltz of the Flowers - New York City Ballet - Part 2 by DanceOn

The Nutcracker - Waltz of the Flowers - New York City Ballet - Part 2 Waltz of the Flowers from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet. http://nycballet.com Thi…

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Once in a while by Adam Thurman

Here's my last thought for the year. The world of the arts is just like the world itself. That means it can be beautiful, ugly, fair and unfair at the same time. The people in the arts are j…

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Laura Osnes of Bonnie & Clyde by Broadway.com

Show People with Paul Wontorek: Laura Osnes of Bonnie & Clyde The sexy heroine of Bonnie & Clyde sits down for a chat with Paul Wontorek about the history-based new Broadway musical…

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Happy 100th, Margie LaMont! by Trav S.D.

Lillian Kiernan Brown informs me that today would have been the 100th birthday of her mom, vaudeville and burlesque performer Margie LaMont. You can read all about Lamont, her sister Lillian…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 414: Jerome Parker by Adam Szymkowicz

Jerome A. Parker Hometown: The South Bronx, NY Current Town: Brooklyn, NY Q:  What are you working on now? A:  Two musical projects. One is based on an opera and had a rea…

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Photo Flash: Melanie Amaro Crowned Winner of THE X FACTOR! by BroadwayWorld

The first season of THE X FACTOR came to a spectacular conclusion tonight as Melanie Amaro was crowned the winner during a sensational live two-hour season finale on FOX. Host Steve Jones re…

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Judy Garland's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Is Our Music Video of the Day

Today's oldie-but-goodie video comes courtesy of the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis (newly out on Blu-ray). It's the very moving and sad scene wherein Esther (Judy Garland) sings "Ha…

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#NEWPLAY: "Hay Fever" by Noel Coward free LA Theatre Podcast, Parts I & II (via @patriciamilton) by Arena Stage

L.A. Theatre Works is a non-profit media arts organization based in Los Angeles whose mission for over 25 years has been to present, preserve and disseminate classic and contemporary plays. …

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Ludlam's "Irma Vep" Heading to West Hartford's Playhouse on Park by Frank Rizzo

This sounds like a perfect fir for the eclectic, funky Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.

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Praxis Theatre Holiday Microdonation Campaign by Praxis

Dear friends, readers and patrons of  Praxis Theatre: We have only until January 7th 2012 to fundraise with a charitable receipt for supporting Jesus Chrysler. If you are ever going to dona…

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Richard Griffiths and Danny DeVito Will Co-Star in London Revival of The Sunshine Boys by Andrew Gans

Richard Griffiths, the Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor most recently seen on Broadway in Equus, and stage and screen star Danny DeVito will be seen in a London revival of Neil Simon'…

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Hunter Parrish of Godspell by Broadway.com

Show People with Paul Wontorek: Hunter Parrish of Godspell The actor chats about getting naked, his affinity for Cats and spreading the love as Jesus. From: Broadwaycom Views: 1 0 rati…

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A&E Channel's "Biography" Profiles Tony Winner Scarlett Johansson Dec. 23 by Andrew Gans

The A&E Channel's acclaimed "Biography" series spotlights Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Scarlett Johansson Dec. 23.

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2011 in Review: West End by The Stage

Mark Shenton looks at some of his personal highs (and lows) of the London theatre year

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Other Desert Cities Playwright Jon Robin Baitz by Broadway.com

Show People with Paul Wontorek: Other Desert Cities Playwright Jon Robin Baitz Other Desert Cities playwright Jon Robin Baitz talks about his first experience on the Great White Way, lesson…

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Jon Tenney to Guest Star on HBO's The Newsroom by Andy Propst

Jon Tenney will guest star on Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series, The Newsroom, according to a report on TVLIne.com. Tenney will play the boyfriend of the character played by Emily Mortimer…

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Kerry O'Malley, Morgan James and More Set for Broadway Hootenanny Concert by Andrew Gans

The lineup for the Dec. 29 performance of Scott Siegel's Broadway Hootenanny at Feinstein's at Loews Regency has been announced.

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Carolee Carmello of Sister Act by Broadway.com

Show People with Paul Wontorek: Carolee Carmello of Sister Act Chatting with Carolee Carmello, who is back on the boards ruling the roost as Mother Superior in the hit musical comedy Sister…

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Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald to Appear at January 17 Soundcheck in The Greene Space by Andy Propst

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis will appear at Soundcheck in The Greene Space on January 17 at 2pm. John Schaefer will host the program. McDonald and Lewis, currently starring in The Gershwi…

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Winner of "The X Factor" (and $5 Million Recording Contract) Named by Andrew Gans

The winner of "The X Factor," the singing competition that featured former Footloose star Stacy Francis as a competitor, was named Dec. 22.

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Annaleigh Ashford of Rent by Broadway.com

Show People with Paul Wontorek: Annaleigh Ashford of Rent The bubbly star of Rent on her past roles in the clubs and onstage and current gig as performance artist Maureen. From: Broadwaycom…

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Katie Finneran, Darren Goldstein Expecting a Second Child by Andy Propst

Actors Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein are expecting their second child, according to a report on People.com. The couple have a son, Ty, 10 months old. Finneran stars on FOX's I H…

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Close Up Space by Richard Seff

David Hyde Pierce clearly likes to keep working, for which we are grateful. Ever since his long run as Frasier’s brother Niles on the sitcom “Frasier,”  he has returned to…

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Condola Rashad of Stick Fly by Broadway.com

Show People with Paul Wontorek: Condola Rashad of Stick Fly The Stick Fly standout on her famous family, musical passions and growing up normal. From: Broadwaycom Views: 4 0 ratings Ti…

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Feature: The Ten Best of 2011 by Theatermania Editorial Staff

TheaterMania chooses the top shows we saw on the New York stage this year.

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Best of 2011: #8 - The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G by Ludlow Lad

The awesome Vampire Cowboys took their geek aesthetic to a new level in 2011 with THE INEXPLICABLE REDEMPTION OF AGENT G. Produced with Incubators Arts Project, AGENT G introduced a more co…

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Murmurs, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

At the start of Murmurs, we see illusionist and performer Aurélia Thierrée with her life in boxes, idly popping bubble wrap.

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The Charity That Began At Home, Orange Tree, Richmond

The remarkable Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond will enter its fifth decade on January 1 2012. One of its many virtues is a knack for unearthing fascinating rarities, especially from the Edwa…

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Slava's Snowshow, Royal Festival Hall, London

Compared to the Gale Force 10 blizzard that is blasted into the auditorium at the end of Slava's Snowshow, the tornado at the start of The Wizard of Oz is for wimps and friends of Dorothy.

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The Sleeping Beauty, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

In Scottish Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, Aurora’s christening is celebrated in a Victorian country house world, on the lawn by the cedar tree.

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La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casting for American Night: The Ballad of Juan José by Andy Propst

La Jolla Playhouse has announced casting for Richard Montoya's American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, to run January 27 - February 26 in the company's Sheila and Hughe…

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Singin' In The Rain (2011 West End Revival) - "Singin' In The Rain" [LIVE @ The Royal Variety] by Sophia B. Puentes

Singin' In The Rain (2011 West End Revival) - "Singin' In The Rain" [LIVE @ The Royal Variety] Adam Cooper and the cast of the 2011 West End revival of the classic musical…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Mandy Patinkin Puts His Unique Spin in 'White Christmas' and 'Jingle Bells' by Broadway.com

As audiences at An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin can attest, nobody interprets a lyric quite like Mandy Patinkin. The Tony-winning star is justly famous for putting an extra s…

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! Mandy Patinkin Puts His Unique Spin on 'White Christmas' and 'Jingle Bells' by Broadway.com

As audiences at An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin can attest, nobody interprets a lyric quite like Mandy Patinkin. The Tony-winning star is justly famous for putting an extra s…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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How to Succeed’s Christopher J. Hanke Swears to Give Up Daniel Radcliffe for Darren Criss 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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A John Waters Christmas by Jayne Blanchard

Who better than the Prince of Puke to put you in the Christmas spirit? Forget that weenie Michael Buble or heartwarming holiday pageants. The true spirit of the season is embodied by filmmak…

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Ann Pennington by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Ann Pennington (full bio here) Here’s a clip of her dancing from 1929: To find out more about  the history of vaudeville, consult No Applause, Just Throw Mon…

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Him by Andy Propst

Clifford Street's convoluted and contrived comedy about a gay actor whose sudden A-list status forces him back into the closet is the theatrical equivalent of an artist's sketch.

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BWW's On This Day - December 23, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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I Love Lucy Live On Stage

Legit Reviews||Regional: "I Love Lucy Live On Stage" is kitschy fun that could be more fun but hardly more kitschy.

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Rising Action Falls; Island City Stage Planned To Take Its Place by Bill Hirschman

Rising Action Theatre, one of South Florida’s few theaters devoted primarily to gay-themed plays, is closing mid-season; but some staffers plan to replace it next fall with a new company, …

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Friday Roundup: Go Out and Find It by Don Hall

It's About Time...A man from Birmingham, Alabama is filing a lawsuit in the Jefferson County Circuit Court to keep Barack Hussein Obama off of the Alabama ballot, citing problems with Obama…

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Joanna Gleason

"Adaumbelle's Quest" welcomes back Tony, Drama Desk, and Theatre World Award Winner Joanna Gleason who this time around discusses starring in Roundabout Theatre Company's "Sons of the Prophe…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Mind over matter: How does theatre keep us hooked? by Katey Warran

Why do we feel compelled to go to the theatre? And why are there a collection of people who decide to devote their lives to becoming theatre makers? It is certainly not about money; it is ex…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Close Up Sapce by Frank Scheck

David Hyde Pierce somehow always manages to project a vaguely uncomfortable, awkward quality in his characters. It feels totally appropriate for Close Up Space, the uncomfortable, awkward ne…

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Velez-Mitchell's "Temple" is SANCTIFIED!!! by Andrew Martin

Anybody who makes the careless statement, "There is no such thing anymore as a quality musical in New York by unknown songwriters," has clearly not visited the West End Theatre at 263 West 8…

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Friday, December 23, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Civilians Invited Onto Olivier Award Juries

The Stage (UK) 12/22/11

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U.K. Juror Halts Criminal Trial to Attend Chicago in the West End, and Ends Up in Jail Himself by Mark Shenton

A 19-year-old man serving on the jury for a criminal trial is reported to have feigned illness and halted proceedings, in order to able to attend a performance of the West End production of …

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JERSEY BOYS Cast to Perform on TODAY SHOW This Morning 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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Friday, December 23, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Company, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield by Matt Wolf

A generally grim year for musicals (Matilda and Crazy For You very much excepted) nears a belatedly emotional and rewarding close with the Crucible Theatre's revival of Company, which b…

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A Christmas Video From My Elusive Friend by Art

Actually, that's me as the elusive Lord Somerville. The video was shot and edited by Brad Kelly. That's my voice as well. We made a couple of these for the Somerville Community Access Telev…

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The Friday Five, December 23, 2011 by The Charlebois Post

5 gift ideas for theatre-loversThere’s something for everyone in this collection of theatre-related gift ideas…by Matt G of Matt and Kyle and Matt 1. Oedipus Rex, the Boardgame.&nbs…

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TT: The sound of hope

Laura Newell plays the solo harp interlude from Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols:...

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TT: The best theater of 2011

In today's Wall Street Journal I talk about the shows, directors, performers, and theater companies that made the strongest and...

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

Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, starring Geraldine Page, directed by Frank Perry, and originally telecast on ABC Stage 67 in...

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TT: Almanac

"There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only...

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Holiday Spirit at the Met; Set Your Tivo/Mark Your Calendar; Rivera/Film at MoMA; Maye, Feinstein and O'Hara and Andrews Ring in New Year; Coming Soon by Ellis Nassour

The Metropolitan Museum's Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque crèche are long-established yuletide traditions [more than 40 years]. The 20-foot blue spruce decorated with lights …

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UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 23, Fifty Years Ago 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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THE SCREENING ROOM: Mamma Mia!'s Halle Morse and Erik Weiner Spoof "Empire State of Mind" (Video) by Michael Gioia

Halle Morse, who can currently be seen in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!, teams up with "Boardwalk Empire" star Erik Weiner for a spoof of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "E…

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"Theater Talk" Welcomes Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Dec. 23 by Andrew Gans

Hugh Jackman, who is currently performing to standing-room only crowds in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, is the special guest on the Dec. 23 broadcast of "Theater Talk."

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DIVA TALK: Christine Pedi Chats About Miss Abigail, NEWSical, Forbidden Broadway and More by Andrew Gans

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

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Kenneth Branagh Wants to Play Broadway, But the Recipe Has to Be Right by Harry Haun

British film director and actor Kenneth Branagh loves the community and camaraderie of Broadway, but he's never acted on a New York City stage. So, what's he waiting for?

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PLAYBILL PICKS: The Top Theatre Stories of 2011 — From Spider-Man to Sondheim to Site-Specific Shows by Robert Simonson

Following a year in which dancing-singing Mormons stop the show every night and a malfunctioning Spider-Man literally stopped the show some nights, Playbill.com put their heads together and …

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