Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Under The Radar at NEWPLAY TV by Andy Horwitz

Watch Under The Radar livestream at NEWPLAY TV

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Star of Little Mosque on the Prairie Zaib Shaikh has a bright acting future by Richard Ouzounian

Pakistani-Canadian actor Zaib Shaikh is shifting into high gear as Little Mosque on the Prairie winds down.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Jane Kaczmarek to Star in Good People at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse by Broadway.com

Broadway vet Jane Kaczmarek will take on the role of Margie Walsh in the Los Angeles premiere of Good People at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire an…

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Watch Jeremy Jordan Take on Paul McCartney's 'Maybe I'm Amazed' in Joyful Noise by Broadway.com

Bonnie & Clyde may have recently ended its Broadway run, but leading man Jeremy Jordan's star is only continuing to rise. The Newsies veteran is making his film debut in th…

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David Drake to Don Drag in Off-Broadway's My Tawny Valentine by Broadway.com

Playwright and actor David Drake will return to the off-Broadway stage in his new drag tragicomedy, My Tawny Valentine. Written by Drake and directed by David Briggson, the production runs …

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Trista Moldovan on Finding Love On Stage and Off in The Phantom of the Opera by Kathy Henderson

Age & Hometown: “Timeless”; Cleveland, Ohio Current Role A Broadway debut as Christine Daae, golden voiced protégée of the title character in The Phantom of …

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Go see BRIDESBURG by Victor Kaufold by Zack

BRIDESBURGA NEW AMERICAN PLAYBY VICTOR KAUFOLDOPENS AT THE GENE FRANKEL THEATREMonday, January 9thPREVIEWS BEGIN Thursday, January 5thBRIDESBURG, a new play Victor Kaufold, about the growing…

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Idina Menzel and Marvin Hamlisch to Appear at Ravinia Festival on July 8 by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will make her Ravinia Festival debut alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Oscar and Tony winner Marvin Hamlisch on July 8. The actress will formally a…

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Judith Light, Hillary B. Smith, Robin Strasser, et al. to Appear on January 13 Episode of The View by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award nominee Judith Light will be among the guests on the Friday, January 13 episode of ABC's The View, which will honor the daytime drama One Life to Live, which ends its 43-year…

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Review: How the World Began by Sandy MacDonald

Catherine Treischmann's intriguing play pits a Kansas teenager against his teacher.

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‘Come Fly Away’ pairs Sinatra vocals with Tharp’s choreography

HEDY WEISS: Twyla Tharp says she “grew up loving the dramatic and emotional resonance of his song interpretations.” 

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Pic of the Week: January 5, 2012 by Tony

Dana Omar and Isabel Quintero in Sarita. Photo by Anna Bahow Tags: Pic of the Week

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The Singing (Ginger) Chest, or, HELLO Jordan Dean by The Mick

You guys! In the holiday haze, Lucky and I almost forgot to tell you all about an important discovery we made. Right before Christmas we were invited to try Two Boots’ new Mamma Mia inspir…

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Sh*t White Theatremakers Say by 99seats

This hit my inbox this morning, both from a friend and in the always useful You've Cott Mail. Oh, boy. Well, as you can imagine, I have some things to say. I left a comment, as...

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'Coriolanus' marches out of the shadows

A preview of "Coriolanus," as staged by Seattle Shakespeare Company — the first-ever SSC production of this lesser-known Shakespeare play. Director David Quicksall talks about the company'…

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Theater review: 'As I Like It' at Macha Theatre by David C. Nichols

The self-described "visionary poet, photographer, Genlux Magazine fashion editor and trendsetter" Amanda Eliasch turns her relatively interesting life into a notably ordinary performance pie…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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O&M taps Friedman

Legit News: PR company to launch tour division

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A Virtual Theater Movement by Polly Carl

Not merely individuals, but communities and nations, put their cultural good taste in evidence by building opera houses, galleries, and museums. These show that a community is not wholly abs…

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Demetri Martin strips down by Philip Brown

Traded for Jonah Hill in Moneyball, quirky comic moves on.

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TT: Drunk on the aisle

In today's Wall Street Journal "Sightings" column, I write about Wolcott Gibbs' career as a drama critic. The occasion is...

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TT: Almanac

"People always complain about muck-raking biographers saying 'Leave us our heroes.' 'Leave us our villains' is just as important." Alan...

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TT: Mother knows worst

In today's Wall Street Journal I report on a revival of Gypsy at Pennsylvania's Bristol Riverside Theatre in which Tovah...

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

Jane Kaczmarek will start in the Geffen's Good People, directed by Matt Shakman...Hershey Felder steps behind the scenes of Mona Golabek's show...January is a big month for free readings ser…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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"The Book of Mormon" tickets on-sale date announced by Ricardo Bacadenver Post Staff Writer

Want tickets to the hottest show in town — or in the U.S., even? Single tickets for the Colorado run of "The Book of Mormon" will go on sale at 10 a.

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News: (Toronto) Mary Poppins Flies into the record books by The Charlebois Post

The Mirvish production of Mary Poppins has shattered box office records not only for the organization but also for the nation. The production, a tour version of the London-born stage musical…

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News: (Toronto) SummerWorks receives new GM by The Charlebois Post

The SummerWorks Festival, in Toronto, announced today the appointment of a new general manager. Lucy Everleigh will now manage the organization which, in the last two years, has seen controv…

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As Planned by Kyle

After the first glass of vodkayou can accept just about anythingof life even your own mysteriousnessyou think it is nice that a boxof matches is purple and brown and is calledLa Petite and c…

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Back to La Source: Opera National de Paris breathes new life into a forgotten hit

In these straitened times a new full-length classical ballet is a rarity, so the Opera National de Paris deserves praise for breathing new life into a forgotten hit from the 19th-century. Wi…

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Cultural Life: Melissa Hamilton, ballerina

Ballet: Being a soloist with the Royal Ballet Company means I am pretty much on stage in every production throughout the season, leaving very little time to see other companies performing. Y…

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Frankland & Sons: Secrets and family lives

You've seen BBC1's Who Do You Think You Are?, the show where famous faces delve into their family history. Now, comes Frankland & Sons, a new stage production by theatre-maker and perfor…

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Under the Radar

Photos of the shows “Alexis. A Greek Tragedy” and “Goodbar.”

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Idina Menzel to Appear at the Ravinia Festival This Summer by BroadwayWorld

Ravinia Festival today announced the show-stopping Broadway superstar and star of television hit Glee Idina Menzel will make her Ravinia debut on Sunday, July 8. The concert, featuring the C…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Idina Menzel headed to 'Ravinia' by Chris Jones

The Ravina Festival is to announce Thursday night that Idina Menzel, the original star of "Wicked" and also now known for her work on "Glee," will make her first appearance at the Highland P…

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JERSEY BOYS Announces Winter Weather Ticket Guarantee by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway production of JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, will offer audiences a Winter Weather Guarantee. Tickets for performances January 3 through M…

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Theater: Cheerleaders "Bring It On" at the Buell Theatre by Ray Mark Rinaldi

Plenty of hit movies are reinvented as stage musicals these days, some neatly (like "Hairspray") and some awkwardly (like "Legally Blonde").

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THE BOOK OF MORMON Slated to Arrive in London in Early 2013 by BroadwayWorld

There's been speculation since it opened on Broadway that the undeniable hit THE BOOK OF MORMON would be headed for a West End debut. The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports today that THE BO…

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Hello 2012

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the seaso…

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Photo Flash: BC/EFA Donates $50,000 to the Trevor Project in Honor of Daniel Radcliffe! by BroadwayWorld

In thanks for Radcliffe's fundraising to benefit Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS HOW TO SUCCEED topped the Broadway collections this year, and Radcliffe often donated his time and efforts t…

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Mobbed Episode 3 Recap - Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo & Lauren Gottlieb by DanceOn

Mobbed Episode 3 Recap - Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo & Lauren Gottlieb Recap of Mobbed Episode 3 with choreographers/producers NappyTabs and assistant choreographer Lauren Gottlieb. …

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The Ladykillers by Robert Walport

From the poster (see above) I hadn't the foggiest what this was about. With no knowledge at all of the original Ealing Comedy film, I was largely drawn to "The Ladykillers" by its cast and c…

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Interview with Joanna Hoffman of "Off the Record" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Joanna Hoffman is a spoken word poet originally from Silver Spring, MD and now living in Brooklyn.  In 2006, she was on the DC/Baltimore National Poetry Slam team whi…

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PHOTO CALL: Primary Stages' Rx, With Stephen Kunken and Marin Hinkle, Meets the Press by Joseph Marzullo

Tony Award nominee Stephen Kunken, Marylouise Burke and Marin Hinkle will star in Kate Fodor's world-premiere comedy about workplace depression and ailments of the heart, Rx, which will …

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They Should Answer To Us by Chicago Plays

Welcome to the first blog of 2012. It’s been an eventful first few days, and not really in a good way, but one thing that’s been on my mind has been these Iowa caucuses. All of these wil…

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Interview with Eboni Hogan of "Foreign Bodies" by Byrne Harrison

By Byrne Harrison Eboni Hogan is an award winning performance poet, author and teaching artist, who often moonlights as a Vargas girl, albeit a heavily tattooed one. Born in the Bronx to an…

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Joel Edgerton Joins Kathryn Bigelow Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Joel Edgerton has joined the cast of Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow's untitled new film, which revolves around the Navy Seal team that killed Osama Bin Laden, accord…

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Queens Theatre and theatre 167 to Present Jackson Heights 3AM by Bethany Rickwald

Queens Theatre and theatre 167 will present Jackson Heights 3AM, January 13-22. Conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith, the play utilizes the distinct voices of playwrights Jenny Lyn …

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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When Did Alec Baldwin Become My Spokesman? by Howard Sherman

I saw a comment on Twitter this morning which reminded me that Alec Baldwin will be delivering the annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at the Kennedy Center in April. This i…

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Theatres experiment with 'tweet seats' to attract audiences

These days, social media is helping venues sell tickets and impacting what patrons do once they're in their seats. A number of theatrical venues across the country have been experimenting wi…

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West End theaters turn to dynamic pricing

Similar to their Broadway counterparts, a growing number of theaters in London's West End are turning to dynamic ticket pricing to help fill seats. Dynamic pricing, which allows for up or do…

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Jessica Chastain heading to Broadway in 'The Heiress' by David Ng

The 30-year-old actress is set to make her Broadway debut in a revival of "The Heiress" that is scheduled for sometime in the fall, organizers announced Thursday.The 30-year-old actress is s…

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Dreaming up Broadway roles for other 'Glee' stars by Joe Dziemianowicz

Jane Lynch starring in “Mame”? No, it hasn’t been announced. And for all I know it’s never even crossed anyone else’s mind that the Emmy-winning actress now known…

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It's the last dance for 2 Broadway musicals by Joe Dziemianowicz

“Billy Elliot,” Broadway’s 2009 Best Musical Tony Award winner, dances its last leaps and pirouettes on Sunday. The movie-turned-musical about an English miner’s son born f…

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6 Oddest Moments of L.A. Theater in 2011

Nina Silver and Guy Birtwhistle in D is for Dog​​From backstage mishaps to audience interruptions, theater is unpredictable, and no one knows that better than the actors, produce…

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Jessica Chastain to Make Broadway Debut in 'The Heiress' by David Rooney

Nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in "The Help" and an Independent Spirit Award for "Take Shelter," the Juilliard-trained actress will star in a Broadway revival of the Henry James…

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Patti Murin: A Back Stage Exclusive by Alison Goodman

"I loved this role!" Patti Murin squeals with delight. "I knew that everyone would love the show like I loved the show... it's snappy, it's witty, it's current, I mean it's great."

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Review: Righteous Money by Andy Buck

This timely satire of the world of insider trading could benefit from a stronger production.

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Theater Review | 'Goodbar': ‘Goodbar’ at Under the Radar Festival - Review by Charles Isherwood

“Goodbar” takes the audience on a psychedelic tour of the main character’s psyche through rhythmic rock songs.

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Kennedy Center Cancels New PAL JOEY Production Scheduled for 2012 by BroadwayWorld

According to a notice from Actor's Equity, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has cancelled its planned production of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's Pal Joey, which was to…

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BWW TV: First Look at Erin Davie, Ron Bohmer et al. in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE! by BroadwayWorld TV

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis The Rep opened Sunday in the Park with George, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilt…

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, January 5, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, January 5, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter –  http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more inf…

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The Stage 100 doesn't tell the full story of British theatre by Lyn Gardner

The paper's annual parade of directors and impresarios ignores those waiting in the wings – particularly outside London. Who would you nominate?It's that time of the year when the Stage pr…

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David Edgar: why should we fund the arts? by David Edgar

Publicly funded arts institutions are under more pressure than ever to quantify the social benefits they bring, as would be done for schools and hospitals. But isn't the crucial role of art …

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Portland Playhouse Executive Director Michael Weaver to Step Down by Bethany Rickwald

Portland Playhouse has announced that current executive director Michael Weaver will leave the company in March, according to OregonLive.com. Weaver, whose final day will be March 1, will b…

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Really Really, Tale of College Controversy, Gets World Premiere in VA; Cast Announced by Kenneth Jones

Paul James, of TV's "Greek," will share the stage with Kim Rosen, Bethany Anne Lind, Danny Gavigan, Lauren Culpepper, Evan Casey and Jake Odmark for the world premiere of Reall…

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This Road is Forbidden. Let’s Go! by Karen Malpede

I’ve written a play that speaks truths no one wants to hear.  Truths we are not supposed to acknowledge.  Truths we are supposed to forget. Why, then, does this play, “Another Life” …

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Signature Theater's Hairspray Extended Through February 5 by Jason Zednick

Signature Theater's successful production of Hairspray has been been extended for another week of performances; it will now close on February 5. The popular musical, based on John Wate…

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Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Broadway Experience: An Insider's Look at GHOST THE MUSICAL by Contests

10 lucky Broadway World readers will win a pair of tickets to The Ghost Light Sessions Live, an exclusive preview event featuring performances by the cast of Broadways GHOST THE MUSICAL and …

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Forrest McClendon to Star in Big River at Arts Bank Theater by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon will star as Jim in a concert performance of the musical, Big River at Arts Bank Theater, to run February 23-25. Frank Anzalone will direct, with musical…

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Theater Review | 'Alexis. A Greek Tragedy': ‘Alexis. A Greek Tragedy,’ in Under the Radar - Review by Ben Brantley

“Alexis. A Greek Tragedy,” a production of the Italian troupe Motus at the Under the Radar festival, is an invigorating portrait of youthful rebellion in contemporary Greece.

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Photo Flash: New Promo Art for Darren Criss & Beau Bridges in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING! by BroadwayWorld

On Tuesday, January 3, Darren Criss and Beau Bridges debuted in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. New promo art of the pair has been released an…

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Really Really, Tale of College Tragedy, Gets World Premiere in VA; Cast Announced by Kenneth Jones

Paul James, of TV's "Greek," will share the stage with Kim Rosen, Bethany Anne Lind, Danny Gavigan, Lauren Culpepper, Evan Casey and Jake Odmark for the world premiere of Reall…

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Signature Theatre Awarded $2 Million Grant by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation by Bethany Rickwald

Signature Theatre has announced that they have been awarded a $2 million grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The money has been awarded in support of the Company's Legacy Program…

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ArtsBeat Blog: Theater Talkback: Finding Other Thrills in Dance, Song and Wide Receiving by Charles Isherwood

Over the New Year's weekend I took a breather from the theater that left me feeling blissfully reenergized.

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Casting Call! Meet the Stars of Smash: Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright by Broadway.com

Lights, cameras, action! No dream is too big on NBC’s highly anticipated musical drama, Smash. The show, which premieres on February 6, puts a great big spotlight on all the behind-the…

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Top Ten of 2011: Breakout Stars by Loganne

Every year boasts a host of new talent and the discovery and rise of new actors. While a few have been treading the waters for years, the most exciting part was discovering brand new talent …

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Sadler's Wells to Present Umoja by Bethany Rickwald

Sadler's Wells is set to present Umoja, January 31-February 19 in the Peacock Theatre, according to What'sOnStage.com. Umoja, which means togetherness in Zulu, celebrates South Af…

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Keri Russell Gives Birth to Daughter by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Keri Russell and husband Shane Deary welcomed daughter Willa Lou into the world on December 27, according to People.com. The couple have a 4-year-old son, River. She …

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Macbeth [1969], Framed By Vietnam, to Debut at Long Wharf by Adam Hetrick

Shakespeare's Macbeth is getting a Vietnam-era retelling in a new staging at the Long Wharf Theatre, which will be directed by Eric Ting and billed as Macbeth [1969].

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WIT Starts Previews tonight at MTC’s Friedman Theatre by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of WIT, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow begins performances tonight, January 5 at 8 PM. The limited e…

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Galligan Guides Jordan’s Gift of Gab in Fruit Fly by Gary Ballard

Will Leslie Jordan ever run out of material for his autobiographical solo shows? Probably not, if his mother has anything to say about it -- which she does. Director David Galligan helps Jor…

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Hugh Jackman Breaks Broadway Cares and Shubert Organization Records by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Hugh Jackman, who will return to Broadway during the 2013-14 season in the new musical Houdini, had a triumphant final week in his one-man show Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, whi…

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Long Beach Opera Announces Cast, Creative Team for Maria de Buenos Aires by Bethany Rickwald

Long Beach Opera is to present Astor Piazzolla and Horacia Ferrer's Maria de Buenos Aires on January 29 and February 4. Andreas Mitisek will conduct and direct. the production. This…

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Art spotlight: 'Dance Works II'

Merce Cunningham and Ernesto Neto

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Thinking about the new play cave → by Tim

Thinking about the new play cave → And Cody Daigle follows up on Tony’s post about new play submissions: It’s harder to find the small indie companies that are eager to take chance…

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Director's Cut: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess — Diane Paulus & Audra McDonald, Part 1

In this three-part Playbill Director's Cut series, Tony Award-nominated director Diane Paulus (Hair) and Tony-winning leading lady Audra McDonald (Ragtime, Master Class, A Raisin in the Sun,…

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Nancy Anderson, Steve Ross, Jennifer Sheehan and Craig Rubano Will Salute Late Mabel Mercer in Free Concert by Andrew Gans

The Mabel Mercer Foundation will present a free concert saluting the late cabaret singer Mabel Mercer next month at the National Arts Club in Manhattan.

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Sound Advice: "The People in the Picture," Melissa Errico, and Lee Lessack by Rob Lester

"The People in the Picture" ... cast album, with its bits of dialogue and high drama feels like an old radio play meant to spark listeners to "see" the action ... Melodies composed, arranged…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Just Dance - Dance Moms, ABDC & SYTYCD Auditions, People's Choice Awards, Mobbed, Yelle by DanceOn

Just Dance - Dance Moms, ABDC & SYTYCD Auditions, People's Choice Awards, Mobbed, Yelle Dance Moms returns to Lifetime for season 2. America's Best Dance Crew (ABDC) holds natio…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Constantine Maroulis and Cast of The Toxic Avenger Rehearse in TX by Adam Hetrick

The Toxic Avenger is getting ready to sludge Houston in a new production at the Alley Theatre, starring Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages leading man Constantine Maroulis.

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Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony Concert Preview! by BroadwayWorld

As previously reported, Idina Menzel's new PBS concert special, Idina Menzel Live Barefoot at the Symphony, will exclusively premiere on Chicagos PBS affiliate WTTW on January 9 at 900 pm CS…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:43PM

Chicago Like a Local: Four shows to look forward to in 2012 by Bob Bullen

Last year proved phenomenal for Chicago theater, with many outstanding productions capturing our hearts and minds (read my roundup of the best of 2011 Chicago theater), and 2012 promises to …

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FREUD'S LAST SESSION Announces January Events by BroadwayWorld

Playwright Mark St. Germain and the stars of his Off-Broadway play FREUD’S LAST SESSION will host special post performance discussions January 5, 12, 15, 21, 27 and 29 at New World Stages …

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How to Succeed’s Darren Criss Reveals His Favorite Michael Jackson Song on Live! With Kelly by Broadway.com

Broadway’s newest star Darren Criss took time out of his busy schedule at How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to sit down with Kelly Ripa and guest host Rob Lowe on Live! …

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Rivers Ran Deep by J. R. Carroll

It was with great sadness that I learned that on the day after Christmas 2011 pneumonia carried off an underappreciated giant of jazz, saxophonist and composer Sam Rivers. His 88 years took…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 03:36PM

Yelle - Comme Un Enfant - Nathan Barnatt Dance Video by DanceOn

Yelle - Comme Un Enfant - Nathan Barnatt Dance Video Nathan Barnatt returns from visiting Yelle to review the new music video for "Comme Un Enfant" with choreography by Dana Miche…

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Architecture's honor roll

Winning 2011 projects include a Minnesota Zoo redo, a Gunflint Lake cabin and a Roseville library.

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2012 1 5 News Minute by TheaterMania

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Fuse TV Preview: Fall Programs — Which Will Flourish and Which Fizzle? by Arts Fuse Editor

Now that the new year is here, midseason breaks are winding down, which makes it the perfect time to reflect on the television programs that premiered in the fall –- and will soon be back …

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Stage spotlight: "Independence"

Theatre in the Round presents Lee Blessing's play.

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On the sunny side of the street

Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell brings his unflagging optimism and rich baritone to Orchestra Hall.

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The DNA of Process by Suli Holum

My art springs from the desire to crack a code I haven’t cracked yet, to learn something, to get better at something, to fail and then get even better. I always hope to grow intellectu…

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2011-2012 Season Winter/Spring Preview by Roundabout Theatre Company

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Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston-Led SPARKLE Gets August Release by BroadwayWorld

Music legend Whitney Houston will soon appear opposite IN THE HEIGHTS alum Jordin Sparks in an upcoming remake of 1976's 'Sparkle,' and according to Variety, TriStar will realease the movie …

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PHOTO CALL: Constantine Maroulis, Nancy Opel and Mara Davi Rehearse The Toxic Avenger by Matthew Blank

Constantine Maroulis, Nancy Opel and Mara Davi will star in the Alley Theatre production of The Toxic Avenger, the 2008 rock musical by Tony Award-winning Memphis writers Joe DiPietro and Da…

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BWW Announces 2012 Regional Expansion - Find Shows, Restaurants & More in 120 Markets by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the Internet is excited to unveil the first in a series of massive 2012 expansion plans - complete and expanded coast to coast show listings.Fu…

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Alex Timbers Signs on to Direct HECK Film by BroadwayWorld

According to Variety, Broadway director Alex Timbers will directthe upcoming big screen adaptation of Dale E. Basye's Children's book- Heck. THe movie will feature a screenplay by Bob Iserso…

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Premiere Date Set for Idina Menzel’s Barefoot TV Concert Special by Broadway.com

Tony winner Idina Menzel’s solo concert special, Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, will premiere on Chicago’s PBS affiliate WTTW on January 9. Menzel will also appear …

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'Spider-Man' Composers Bono, The Edge Celebrate Record-Breaking Grosses by David Rooney

The U2 members crow about the history-making single-week performance of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," which grossed a staggering $2.9 million last week.

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Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston to "Sparkle" On Screen This Summer by Adam Hetrick

"American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks will be seeing opposite Grammy winner Whitney Houston in the film remake of the 1976 musical film "Sparkle."

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"Stick Fly"

Condola Rashad, Rosie Benton, and Tracie Thoms discuss the hit play, “Stick Fly.” During what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, two adult sons both choose to…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Make Appearance on UP W/ CHRIS HAYES, 1/8 by BroadwayWorld

Tony winner Lin-Manuel MIrda will drop by MSNBC's Up w Chris Hayes on Sunday, January 8. While he's there, the IN THE HEIGHTS creator will give a special exclusive performance.

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Justin Guarini, Lindsay Mendez, Teal Wicks and More Will Join Songwriter Drew Gasparini for Joe's Pub Concert by Michael Gioia

Singer-songwriter Drew Gasparini will offer a concert featuring material from his award-wining musical Crazy, Just Like Me Jan. 22 at Joe's Pub.

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Director David Wheeler Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

David Wheeler, a one-time Resident Director and Associate Artist at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has died. During his tenure at A.R.T, which began in 1982, he…

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Guthrie Theater Will Present Conor McPherson's Adaptation of "The Birds"; Casting Announced by Andrew Gans

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for the Guthrie Theater's upcoming production of Conor McPherson's The Birds, which will begin performances in the Dowling Stud…

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Kelsey Grammer to Guest Star on NBC's 30 ROCK, 1/26 by BroadwayWorld

NBC has announced that actor Kelsey Grammer will guest star on 30 ROCK's January 26th episode entitled 'Idiots Are People Three'.

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Richard III’s Kevin Spacey on Charlie Rose by Emily Meagher

Kevin Spacey, who is currently playing the title role in Richard III in the final year of The Bridge Project appeared on Charlie Rose last night. Previews for Richard III begin on January…

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PHOTO CALL: More from NBC's "Smash" by Matthew Blank

"Smash," the new hourlong drama-with-music about the making (and makers) of a Broadway musical, will launch on NBC Feb. 6 at 10 PM ET.

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Tom Chapin, Judy Collins, et al. to Perform at The Barns at Wolf Trap by Bethany Rickwald

The Barns at Wolf Trap has announced its full January line-up. International Guitar Night will take place January 18 at 8 pm. Adrian Legg, Lulo Reinhardt, and Marco Pereira will perform. …

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Jodi Benson, Nicole Parker et al. to Perform as Part of Philly Pops Season by Bethany Rickwald

Broadway veterans Jodi Benson, Allie Mauzey, Nicole Parker, Ryan Silverman, and Sal Viviano will be among the artists who will perform as part of the recently announced Philly Pops Season. …

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A Creative Room of One’s Own

Preventative care for theater practitioners starts with believing that creativity and imagination have to be rooted in all of the activities that surround that rehearsal room—a series of c…

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When New Plays Get Old

Are you familiar with any of these plays? Stand-Up Tragedy. Daytrips. Romance Language. A Place With The Pigs. From The Mississippi Delta. Rebel Armies Deep Into Chad. Pill Hill. Messiah. In…

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Make It Hurt So Good

But maybe art should hurt. It should certainly provoke. (If a work of art provokes nothing, can we even call it art?) The question is: what will galvanize audiences to believe that provocati…

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Interview with Steven Sapp

Steven: Yeah. You need to know what you’re writing about. I think you need to connect with the community on a personal level. If it ends up in the show, cool. But do it for yourself. I thi…

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A Slushy in the Face: Musical Theater Music and the Uncool

I’m a musical theater composer. It’s with considerable pain that I write that statement; for while I love music, and I love theater, I am acutely aware of the stigma of the term “music…

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah - Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, is offering 50% off tickets* for Sat, Jan 14 at 7:30pm and Sun, Jan 15 at 3pm. Use code LEAGUE. Tickets …

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Marius Kwiecien, Anna Prohaska, et al, Set for L.A. Philharmonic's Don Giovanni by Brian Scott Lipton

Casting and creative team have been announced for the L.A. Philarmonic's production of Don Giovanni, the first installment of the three-year Mozart/Da Ponte opera project presented at W…

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St. Louis native named NY Philharmonic executive director

Matthew VanBesien will succeed Zarin Mehta as the top administrator.

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Alex Timbers to Direct Heck Movie by Andy Propst

Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers will direct the movie adaptation of Dale E. Basye's Heck. Timbers received a Tony nomination for his direction of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Among…

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Justin Guarini, Marc Summers, Teal Wicks et al. to Join Drew Gasparini at Joe's Pub by Dan Bacalzo

Guest performers have been announced for songwriter Drew Gasparini's Joe's Pub concert, to be held on Sunday, January 22, at 9:30pm. Stephen Agosto will direct. The evening will f…

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"Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony" Will Make PBS Debut Jan. 9 by Andrew Gans

"Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony," which was filmed in November 2011 in Toronto, will make its television debut on Chicago’s PBS affiliate WTTW Jan. 9 at 9 PM CST…

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Squigs Pens a Whimsical Portrait of Aaron Carter & Company in The Fantasticks by Broadway.com

Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson recently basked in the off-Broadway love at the Snapple Theatre Center and created a sketch to capture the mystical mood of…

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Bianca Marroquin Joins CHICAGO as 'Roxie Hart'

On Monday, January 16, 2012, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will welcome back Mexican stage and screen sensation…

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The Cast of Chinglish Wishes Broadway a Happy Chinese New Year by Broadway.com

With New Years behind us and Chinese New Year right around the corner (on January 23, to be exact) the cast of Chinglish got together to welcome their fans to the Year of the Dragon! Stars J…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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"Private Romeo," Featuring War Horse Stars Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle, Will Screen in NYC by Michael Gioia

"Private Romeo," a new take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that stars War Horse actors Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle as the ill-fated lovers, will premiere in NYC beginning Fe…

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Bathsheba Doran, John Logan, Aaron Sorkin, et al. Receive Writers Guild Award Nominations by Andy Propst

Writers Guild Award nominations have been announced. Among the nominees is Woody Allen, who has been nominated in the Original Screenplay category for Midnight in Paris. Also nominated are…

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What's on Off-Broadway this season?

With all the previews of Broadway openings -- and, no doubt, upcoming stories about Broadway's winter closings -- it would be a big mistake to overlook the rich promise of the Off-Broadway s…

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Jessica Chastain To Star on Broadway in The Heiress by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Acclaimed actress Jessica Chastain, winner of 2011 New York, Los Angeles and Chicago Film Critics and National Board of Review Awards and recently nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actor…

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How the World Began by Wendy Caster

Heidi Schreck and Adam LeFevrePhoto: Carol Rosegg After her life in New York falls apart, Susan Pierce (Heidi Schreck) ends up in Plainview, KS, teaching science to high schoolers whose town…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: How to Succeed's Darren Criss Visits "Live! With Kelly" (Video) by Michael Gioia

Darren Criss, who recently made his Broadway debut in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, visited "Live! With Kelly" Jan. 5 to talk about "Glee&qu…

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Another Critic Bites the Dust by The Playgoer

Not theatre thankfully.  But longtime (as in: long time, 28 years) Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman gets the boot. To me, he has been indispensable and, aside from Feingold, one of…

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ArtsBeat Blog: Under the Radar: 5 Questions About 'Alexis: A Greek Tragedy' by Erik Piepenburg

The Italian company Motus brings its latest show, an interdisciplinary look at financial and social turmoil in Greece, to the Under the Radar festival.

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Alex Draper, Birgit Huppuch, et al. Set for A Map of Virtue by Andy Propst

13P has announced complete casting for Erin Courtney's A Map of Virtue, to run February 6-25 at the 4th Street Theatre. Ken Rus Schmoll will direct the production. The play explores a…

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Michael Esper, Virginia Kull and Bobby Steggert Set For Playwright Horizon's Assistance by Broadway.com

Michael Esper, Virginia Kull and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert will lead Playwrights Horizons' previously announced New York premiere of Leslye Headland's Assistance. Directe…

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World of Wires at The Kitchen: An Interview With Jay Scheib by Julie Potter

Capping the trilogy Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems, World of Wires is Jay Scheib‘s adaptation of filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Welt am Draht, opening Friday at The Kit…

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Jessica Chastain to make Broadway debut in 'The Heiress' by David Rooney

Nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in "The Help" and an Independent Spirit Award for "Take Shelter," the Juilliard-trained actress will star in a major revival of the Henry James adap…

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PHOTO CALL: Bryce Ryness, Bill Irwin, Marin Ireland and More Celebrate Launch of the Public's Under the Radar Festival by Joseph Marzullo

The Public Theater's eighth annual Under the Radar Festival, filled with experimental theatre works from across the globe, launched Jan. 4 with two titles: Waterwell's Goodbar, the p…

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Jesssica Chastain to make Broadway debut in "The Heiress" by David Rooney

Nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in "The Help" and an Independent Spirit Award for "Take Shelter," the Juilliard-trained actress will star in a major revival of the Henry James adap…

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ArtsBeat Blog: Jessica Chastain to Star in 'The Heiress' on Broadway by Patrick Healy

The upcoming Broadway revival of “The Heiress” has found its Catherine Sloper: Jessica Chastain, who received critical acclaim for film performances last year.

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Space Availability at Greenhouse Theater Center by Chicago Plays

60-Seat Studio Rental available at the Greenhouse Theater Center. $1000/week includes box office, front of house services, lighting & sound package, Playbill, full-service bar & conc…

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Suburban theater for the week of Jan. 6-12 by Kerry Reid

Kerry Reid on what's onstage in Chicago's suburbs "The Best of The Second City": It's the post-holiday slump, and we're heading into the thick of an election year — you better believe…

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'Dummy' is must-see improv at iO; outrageous 'Pimprov' by , Chicago Tribune Reporter

THEATER REVIEWS: "Dummy/Murderers" at iO ★★★ and Pimprov at Chemically Imbalanced ★★★ NINA METZ reviews "Dummy/Murderers" at iO ★★★ and…

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Chicago theater for the week of Jan 6-12

Picking the big, upcoming opening nights Friday

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VIDEO FLASH: January 5 TheaterMania News Minute by Tristan Fuge and Bethany Rickwald

This week, TheaterMania reports on the New Year's Day engagement of Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, Hugh Jackman in Houdini, new music for Broadway's Newsies, the concert reading …

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Michael Esper, Bobby Steggert, et al. Set for Playwrights Horizons' ASSISTANCE by BroadwayWorld

Playwrights Horizons just announced complete casting for the New York premiere of ASSISTANCE, a new play by Leslye Headland Bachelorette. Directed by Trip Cullman A Small Fire, The Drunken C…

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Kerry Butler Joins James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack & More in The Best Man; Casting Complete by Broadway.com

Broadway favorite Kerry Butler completes the cast of the forthcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. She will take on the role of Mabel Cantwell, joining previously anno…

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Jane Lynch Visits How to Succeed to Cheer on Glee Co-Star Darren Criss by Broadway.com

Jane Lynch may play a conniving coach on Glee, but she was thrilled to play cheerleader to co-star Darren Criss at How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 4. After catchi…

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Chastain heads to Broadway

Legit News: Actress will star in 'Heiress' revival

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Kerry Butler Joins Cast of Broadway's The Best Man by Kenneth Jones

Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler, of Broadway's Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray and Xanadu, will complete the cast of the new Broadway production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, producer…

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The Help's Jessica Chastain to Star in Broadway Revival of The Heiress by Broadway.com

Golden Globe nominee Jessica Chastain will make her Broadway debut as the title character in the previously announced revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s The Heiress. Directed by Mois…

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Hollywood Riser Chastain Comes to Broadway by Michael Block

It was inevitable, right? Jessica Chastain, the up-and-coming it girl of Hollywood will be making her Broadway debut this fall in The Heiress. This will probably be after she snags and Oscar…

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Jessica Chastain, Co-Star of "The Help," Will Be Broadway's The Heiress in Fall 2012 by Kenneth Jones

The producers of the new Broadway production of The Heiress have found their title actress in Jessica Chastain, the Juilliard School alumna who has distinguished herself recently in such fil…

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Jessica Chastain to Star in Broadway Revival of The Heiress by Dan Bacalzo

Golden Globe nominee Jessica Chastain will star in a Broadway revival of The Heiress, to be directed by Moisés Kaufman and play a theater to be announced in Fall 2012. Adapted fr…

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Jessica Chastain Leads Broadway's THE HEIRESS, Fall 2012; Moises Kaufman Helms by BroadwayWorld

Acclaimed actress Jessica Chastain, winner of 2011 New York, Los Angeles and Chicago Film Critics and National Board of Review Awards and recently nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actor…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Michael Esper, Virginia Kull, Bobby Steggert, et al. Set for Assistance Off-Broadway by Andy Propst

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for Leslye Headland's Assistance, to run February 3 - March 11, with an opening on February 28. Trip Cullman will direct the production. Hea…

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Kerry Butler to Join John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, et al. in Broadway's Best Man by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler will play the role of Mabel Cantwell in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Michael Wilson will direct t…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Constantine Maroulis, Nancy Opel & More in Rehearsal for Alley Theater's THE TOXIC AVENGER! by BroadwayWorld

The Alley Theater's production of The Toxic Avenger, starring American Idol and Rock of Ages alum Constantine Maroulis and Nancy Opel, begins previews on January 13, in anticipation of a Jan…

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High-end habitat by Patti Hartigan, Globe Correspondent

Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage,’’ which begins a monthlong run tonight at the Huntington Theatre Company, centers on two sets of parents who get together after their …

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Bobby Steggert, Michael Esper, Virginia Kull and More Cast in Leslye Headland's Assistance at Playwrights by Kenneth Jones

The New York City premiere of Leslye Headland's Assistance, about those in service of nightmare bosses, will feature Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert, Michael Esper, Sue Jean Kim, Virgi…

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Trista Moldovan on Finding Love On Stage and Off in The Phantom of the Opera by Kathy Henderson

Age & Hometown: “Timeless”; Cleveland, Ohio Current Role A Broadway debut as Christine Daae, golden voiced protégée of the title character in The Phantom of …

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Kerry Butler Joins THE BEST MAN; Casting Now Complete by BroadwayWorld

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and INFINITY Stages announced today that Tony Award nominee KERRY BUTLER Xanadu has joined the cast of the 2012 Broadway revival of Gore Vidals THE …

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Happy Chinese New Year from Chinglish Broadway! by Broadway's Best Shows

Happy Chinese New Year from Chinglish Broadway! http://broadwaysbestshows.com/show/Chinglish - The Broadway cast of Chinglish wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and welcomes you to …

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STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Ben Cameron by Stage Tube

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group This week Ben Cameron shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why the arts matter…

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News: Plays Extend: Noises Off, Lion in Winter Adds Matinee

The Old Vic's revival of Noises Off, Michael Frayn's multi-award winning 1982 comedy, has extended its booking period at the Old Vic until 10 March 2012. The production had previously been o…

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Air Ball for Lysistrata Jones: The show sets end to Broadway run by Loganne

It’s game over for new musical Lysistrata Jones, which stars Patti Murin and Josh Segarra. The show will close Sunday, January 8, after only 34 previews and 30 regular performances at the …

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PHOTO FLASH: Cast of Primary Stages' Rx Meets the Press by David Gordon

The cast of Primary Stages' world premiere of Kate Fodor's Rx met the press at an event at the company's rehearsal studios on January 5. Ethan McSweeny directs the production…

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Chess Star Judy Kuhn to Offer "Acting the Song" Master Classes in February by Andrew Gans

Following the success of her October and December classes, three-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, who was most recently on Broadway as Fantine in the revival of Les Misérables, will again…

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Photo Flash: New Photos from NBC's SMASH, Premiering 2/6 by BroadwayWorld

NBC's highly anticipated drama SMASH will be premiering on Monday, February 6th from 10-11 p.m. ET. The show is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway thea…

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Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony to Premiere on Chicago's PBS January 9; March 3 Nationwide by BroadwayWorld

Idina's new PBS concert special, Idina Menzel Live Barefoot at the Symphony, will exclusively premiere on Chicagos PBS affiliate WTTW on January 9 at 900 pm CST. Idina will be live in their …

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barebones productions launches 2012 with prison drama 'Jesus Hopped the A Train'

In a busy January of new and new-to-Pittsburgh shows, barebones productions is first out of the gate with "Jesus Hopped the A Train," a gritty prison-set drama that fits the mold artistic di…

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FanScene: FOLLIES' Biggest Fan (Part I) by JK

Here is the first in what I hope will be a regular feature here on TheatreScene.  Theatre fans are among the most passionate in the whole world.  Once we latch on to a show, we don…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Tickets for Off-Broadway Return of Public Theater Hit Gatz Now On Sale by Adam Hetrick

Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the Off-Broadway return of Elevator Repair Service's Gatz, an imaginative six-hour theatrical epic reading of F. Scott's Fitzgerald&…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/5 - SHOW BOAT by Stage Tube

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and…

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Peter Brouwer, Leopold Lowe to Star in Abingdon's Lost on the Natchez Trace by Dan Bacalzo

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced casting for the world-premiere of Lost on the Natchez Trace, by Jan Buttram. Kate Bushmann will direct the production in the Abingdon's Dorothy St…

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ArtsBeat Blog: Trailers to Tempt the Theatergoer by Laura Hedli

As theater companies turn to trailers to promote their shows, producing the videos is still a challenge.

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Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Terrence Howard, Spike Lee and More Set for 2012 BET Honors by Michael Gioia

Patti LaBelle, who was last seen on Broadway in Fela!, will be among the performers at the fifth annual BET Honors, held Jan. 14 at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.

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Alan Rickman Teaches Hugh Jackman a Thing or Two at Seminar by Broadway.com

Just because his smash hit concerts ended on January 1 doesn't mean Hugh Jackman is done with Broadway! The multitalented star, who will return to the big screen as Jean Valjean in Les M…

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Jan-Feb Freebiies@ Lincoln Center by Elyse Sommer

Warm  up  during  the  cold  months to come  with one of   the FREE  Thursday concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium. at Lincoln Center, Broadwa…

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David Wheeler, Major Figure in Boston Theatre, Dies at 86 by Robert Simonson

David Wheeler, a stage director, educator and important figure in the Boston theatre community, died Jan. 3 of a combination of respiratory failure and heart failure. He was 86.

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Hugh Jackman will be Back on Broadway in Schwartz Musical, 'Houdini'

Hugh Jackman © Jemal Countess/Getty Images For those of you who missed seeing your favorite wolverine singing and dancing on Broadway before his gig was up January 1st, you will have an…

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Darren Criss & Beau Bridges' First Night in HOW TO SUCCEED... by How To Succeed In Business (Without Really Trying)

Darren Criss & Beau Bridges' First Night in HOW TO SUCCEED... http://howtosucceedbroadway.com Glee breakout star DARREN CRISS and Emmy® Award winner BEAU BRIDGES (Brothers and …

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Charlie Owens Is A Man of No Importance at the Gallery Players; Complete Cast Announced by Adam Hetrick

Charlie Owens will star in the Gallery Players production of A Man of No Importance, the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrence McNally musical about a man struggling with his sexuality in 19…

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The problem with hard "trade" tickets. by Ken Davenport

There's an advertising practice that has been going on for a number of years that . . . well, has to change. It was a great one to start off with, and it helped both parties, but now, as is.…

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John C. Reilly to Direct BUDDHA: TRIUMPH & TRAGEDY at Bootleg Theater by BroadwayWorld

John C. Reilly directs the West Coast premiere of Evan Brenners moving and enlightening one-man play, Buddha Triumph amp Tragedy In The Life Of The Great Sage. The limited four-week engageme…

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Jane Kaczmarek to Star in Good People at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse by Broadway.com

Broadway vet Jane Kaczmarek will take on the role of Margie Walsh in the Los Angeles premiere of Good People at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire an…

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How the “World” Evolved by Mark Blankenship

A playwright finds visceral power in the evolution debate How the World Began is about heady ideas, but it’s aimed at our senses, our guts. Take the opening scene: Though the play, pre…

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Jeremy Jordan Performs in JOYFUL NOISE Film!; Opens 1/13 by Stage Tube

JOYFUL NOISE is coming the theaters on Friday, January 13th from Warner Brothers Pictures. The comedy is written and directed by Todd Graff and stars Jeremy Jordan, Kris Kristofferson, Quee…

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Bono, Edge on SPIDER-MAN's Record-Setting Box Office: 'It Just Goes to Show That You Can't Keep a Good Superhero Down' by BroadwayWorld

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark rang in the New Year as the highest grossing show on Broadway, shattering the record for the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history. The total…

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Watch Jeremy Jordan Take on Paul McCartney's 'Maybe I'm Amazed' in Joyful Noise by Broadway.com

Bonnie & Clyde may have recently ended its Broadway run, but leading man Jeremy Jordan's star is only continuing to rise. The Newsies veteran is making his film debut in th…

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I AM THEATRE: Ben Cameron by Theatre Communications Group

Since 2006, Ben Cameron has been Program Director, Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in New York, NY, supervising a $13 million grants program focusing on organizations and artist…

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Big Discounts on “Silence” & More Off-Broadway Hits by Tom Mizer

With a name like Mizer, you know I love a good deal (sing it Liza lovers: it’s Mizer with a “z” not Miser with an “s”). I’m always happy to pass along ins…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Fog, Finborough Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Absent or abusive fathers are a staple of British drama. As such, they are both an explanation for ferocious male violence and a metaphor of a paternal state which, in an age of austerity, s…

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Liza’s at the Palace Star Cortes Alexander Will Offer The Swell Show in Los Angeles by Andrew Gans

Cortes Alexander, who was seen in Broadway's Liza’s at the Palace, will offer The Swell Show Jan. 10 and 17 at The Coterie’s home at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Peter Weller, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and More for "Star Trek" Sequel by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in the upcoming sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek" reboot, according to Deadline.com.

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Jim Caruso, Ryan O'Connor, Lindsay Pearce, Christy Carlson Romano, et al. Set for L.A.'s Coterie by Brian Scott Lipton

L.A.'s Coterie at the Hollywood Rennaisance Hotel has announced a roster of upcoming events. Broadway veteran Cortes Alexander will present The Swell Show on January 10 and 17 at 8:30p…

Linked From TheaterMania at 10:52AM

Hugh Jackman on Playing 'Valjean': 'It Just Feels Like a Pinnacle' by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld reported Tuesday evening, Taylor Swift Eponine and Amanda Seyfried Cosette are the latest additions to the all-star cast of the upcoming Les Miserables movie musical adaptat…

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Kelly O'Sullivan, Erik Hellman and Nathan Hosner Are Triangle of Hesperia at Writers' Theatre by Kenneth Jones

Writers' Theatre, the Glencoe, IL, Equity company committed to new works and reassessments of modern classics, gives Randall Colburn's Hesperia — a play about morality, past si…

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John C. Reilly Directs One-Man Buddha: Triumph & Tragedy in L.A. by Adam Hetrick

Tony and Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly will direct the West Coast premiere of Evan Brenner's one-man play Buddha: Triumph & Tragedy In The Life Of The Great Sage at the Bootle…

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Julie Halston Hosts BROADWAY BELTS! FOR PFF BENEFIT At Birdland by BroadwayWorld

Broadways Julie Halston currently in rehearsals for Roundabouts Anything Goes will host the Second Annual Broadway Belts for PFF Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Benefit on February 27, 2012 at…

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Look Back in Anger - About the Show by Roundabout Theatre Company

Look Back in Anger - About the Show Sam Gold (Tigers Be Still) directs one of theater's most pivotal works, John Osborne's classic drama about four friends and lovers struggling to …

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The Road to Mecca - About the Show by Roundabout Theatre Company

The Road to Mecca - About the Show Tony Award®, Emmy Award® and Golden Globe Award® winner Rosemary Harris returns to Roundabout alongside the remarkable Carla Gugino and Tony w…

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Works by Young Jean Lee, Temporary Distortion, the TEAM Extend at P.S. 122 COIL Festival by Andy Propst

Three productions in the 2012 COIL Festival presented by P.S. 122 have announced extensions. The event highlights experimental dance, theater and performance works from around the world. A…

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Khris Lewin, Kevin Rolston to Star in Marin Theatre Company's A Steady Rain by Bethany Rickwald

Marin Theatre Company has announced casting for the West Coast premiere of Keith Huff's A Steady Rain, to run February 2-26. Meredith McDonough will direct. In this crime drama, two …

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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Cast of Upcoming STAR TREK Sequel by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline.com film and stage actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast of the upcoming Star Trek sequel.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Nancye Hayes in Sydney Lyric Theatre's ANNIE by BroadwayWorld

The ever-popular Broadway musical Annie is lighting up Sydney's Lyric Theatre in an exciting new production produced John Frost. Returning to the role of New York zillionaire' Daddy Warbucks…

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Registration for Monologue Madness auditions opens at 10am today by Lorraine Treanor

The DC area’s best theatre & film actors battle for over $1000 in cash & prizes Basketball has it March Madness Tournament, and, thanks to DC actor/producer/athlete Edward Daniels,…

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Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza Are Engaged by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veterans Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza are now engaged, according to Extra. Lopez proposed over the New Year's weekend. The couple, who first met when they were both performi…

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Local Communities are Buzzing about the Junior Theater Festival by Jasonc

Local communities around the country are buzzing about groups in their areas who are attending the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta. The Ypsilanti Courier published a FANTASTIC feature sto…

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2012 Poised to Usher In a New Golden Age for Movie Musicals by BroadwayWorld

Variety reports today that despite an absence of movie musicals in multiplexes around the country this past year, 2012 is poised to usher in a record number of musical adaptations on the big…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Jeremy Jordan Talks About Upcoming Film, "Joyful Noise" (Video) by Michael Gioia

Jeremy Jordan, who recently finished his run as Clyde Barrow in Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde, will soon be seen in the gospel movie musical "Joyful Noise," which hits theatres…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Robert Cuccioli, Stephanie Pope and Trisha Rapier Set for Broadway Live! 2 Concert by Andrew Gans

Broadway Live! 2, an evening of musical theatre songs performed by Broadway talent, will be presented Jan. 20-22 at Hofstra University's Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, …

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Casting Announced for Theresa Rebeck's Dead Accounts by Andy Propst

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has announced casting for the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Dead Accounts, to run January 14 - February 11 in the company's Robert S. Marx The…

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Previews Begin for Wit, Starring Cynthia Nixon by Broadway.com

Tony and Emmy-winning actress Cynthia Nixon is back on the Broadway stage, headlining Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Wit. Previews of the first Broadway production of Margaret …

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Andrew Rannells, Julie Halston, Seth Rudetsky Will Be Part of Broadway Belts! Benefit by Andrew Gans

Julie Halston, who will soon join the cast of Roundabout’s Anything Goes, will host the second annual Broadway Belts! for PFF (Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation) benefit, which will be hel…

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, et al. Set for Star Trek Sequel by Andy Propst

Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast of the sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot, according to a report on Deadline.com. Cumberbatch will join a cast that also features, as…

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Alfie Boe, Mark Rylance, Kevin Spacey, et al. Named to The Stage 100 by Andy Propst

The U.K. magazine The Stage has announced the winners of the annual The Stage 100 Awards, which recognize outstanding theater organizations in six categories. The Bush Theatre has earned th…

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Julie Halston, Andrew Rannells, Seth Rudetsky Set for Broadway Belts! by Dan Bacalzo

Julie Halston, who will be joining the cast of Broadway's Anything Goes later this month, will host Broadway Belts! for PFF, a benefit for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, to be held …

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News: Finborough Stages Rediscovered 2012 Spring Season

Earls Court's Finborough Theatre has announced its 2012 spring line-up with a season of "rediscovered" drama and music theatre works dating from the 1890s to 1980s. The season will launch o…

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Obie Winner David Drake Will Star in Drag Tragicomedy, My Tawny Valentine by Andrew Gans

Obie Award-winning playwright/performer David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) will return to the New York stage in the premiere of My Tawny Valentine, which begins a limited run Feb…

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Jane Kaczmarek to Star in Geffen Playhouse's Good People by Andy Propst

Jane Kaczmarek will star in the Geffen Playhouse's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, to run April 3 - May 13. Matt Shakman will direct the production. Kaczmarek s…

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Gallery Players Announces Casting for A Man of No Importance by Andy Propst

Gallery Players has announced casting for A Man of No Importance, to run January 28 - February 19. Hans Friedrichs will direct the production, which will have musical staging by Christine O…

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Alfie Boe, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Spacey, et al. Named to The Stage 100 by Andy Propst

The U.K. magazine The Stage has announced the winners of the annual The Stage 100 Awards, which recognize outstanding theater organizations in six categories. The Bush Theatre has earned th…

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Variation #41: Sarah Thorpe by Praxis

Text: Streets of Berlin, will you miss me? Streets of Berlin, will you care? Streets of Berlin, will you cry out if I vanish into thin air? ~ Streets of Berlin from BENT, by Martin Sherman I…

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Down under and up over by George Hunka

I know there are those who are wondering if Superfluities Redux will ever get back to regular business; in truth I rarely write about the state of criticism and write more about erotic trage…

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News: South African Show Umoja Dances Back to London

South African song and dance show Umoja is returning to the West End next month, nearly ten years since it was last seen in the capital. The award-winning show, which premiered in 2000, was…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Indie Theater Now Collections by NYTE Small Press

At Indie Theater Now there are currently 241 plays to choose from. It’s easy to browse by playwright or to look at specific plays but you can also check out our collections.  Currentl…

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Ann

Legit Reviews||Regional: Former Texas governor Ann Richards, one of the Lone Star State's more colorful and outspoken figures, is impersonated with full frontal feistiness in "A…

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever by Diane Snyder

Alan Jay Lerner once vowed he'd never write another original musical. His greatest successes—notably the book and lyrics of My Fair Lady—had come from adapting stories created by others.…

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Tilda Swinton to Tackle Auntie Mame Remake on Screen by Broadway.com

Oscar winner Tilda Swinton is planning to play the title character in a remake of the film Auntie Mame, according to The New York Times. Swinton and director Luca Guadagnino, who helmed her …

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Full Casting Announced for Atlantic Theater Company’s CQ/CX by Broadway.com

Casting is complete for the Atlantic Theater Company’s previously announced world premiere of Gabe McKinley's CQ/CX. Directed by David Leveaux, performances begin January…

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In yesterday's 'Hair,' glimpse of tomorrow

Somehow, Hair just keeps growing. After sweeping every Broadway award-giving outlet's Best Musical Revival category in 2009, its national tour doesn't smell the least bit of mothballs, occup…

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The circle of life (and sudden death) on Broadway by Mark Shenton

Earlier this week I posted a blog on some of the shows I’m most looking forward to seeing this year in London; today it is Broadway’s turn. Broadway really is a circle of life (and quote…

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Should theatres be more welcoming? by Lyn Gardner

In difficult times, making an effort with the audience may mean the difference between a theatre's survival and failureThere's something exhilarating about being part of an audience which is…

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Zane Carney by Adaumbelle

"Call Me Adam" talks with rising guitarist Zane Carney who discusses his upcoming shows in California from Jan. 9-19, playing pit in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," which stars h…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Stars of Vaudeville #417: Black Patti by Trav S.D.

The lady in question’s real name was Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (born this day in 1869). Adelina Patti was one of the great opera singers of the 19th century. Sissieretta was cal…

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Stars of Vaudeville #419: Peter F. Dailey by Trav S.D.

Born this day in 1868, Peter F. Dailey would earn his greatest fame as a member of Weber and Fields stock company, where he reigned (all 250 lbs of him) from the ’90s through his early…

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Stars of Vaudeville #418: Georgie Price by Trav S.D.

Georgie Price (born this day in 1901) was one of the great singer/comedian/ entertainers of the sort they don’t make any more, cut from the same cloth as Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Georg…

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How the World Began by Erik Haagensen

Catherine Trieschmann's new three-person drama hides behind a smokescreen of talk about the conflict between science and religion and suffers from blankly written characters far too remini…

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Blog: Jo Caird: Some Theatre Tips for 2012

Happy New Year! We may all be feeling fat and poor from Christmas and the weather may be terrible, but it's an exciting time nonetheless because we've got a whole new year of theatre ahead o…

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Brenda Thomas Heads Cast in TheaterWorks' "The Sty of the Blind Pig" by Frank Rizzo

Veteran actress Brenda Thomas will head the cast of TheaterWorks' production of the rarely produced Philip Hayes Dean's 1970 play, "The Sty of the Blind Pig." Tazewell Thompson directs…

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BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Juno and the Paycock by Robert Walport

It's got to be said, Irish playwrights have their own personal brand of misery. "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey is a long, slow burning play that simply revels in poverty and gloom. A…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Call Her Madam? by Matthew Murray

What's the best way to refer to the lead character in the musical Gypsy? I say, call her Madam. But not everyone agrees.

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Resolved to Shut Up and Do It Already by Don Hall

Admit it.You already flaked on your resolutions, didn't you?You were well intentioned in making your resolves -"I will lose ten pounds.""I will quit smoking.""I will spend more time with my …

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Filskit Blog: A new year’s resolution for Filskit by Filskit Theatre

The first week of January is always a little difficult. Going back to work after all the Christmas dinners and mince pies can be a struggle, but while recovering from the lethargy of the pas…

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Strictly Gershwin, London Coliseum, London

For the end of their London Christmas season, English National Ballet dive into Strictly Gershwin with a will. Derek Deane’s production blends ballet and ballroom, with a dollop of tap dan…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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CHINGLISH Reaches 100th Broadway Performance by BroadwayWorld

CHINGLISH, the new comedy, which was recently named by TIME Magazine, Bloomberg Radio, NY1 and WNYC as one of the Top 10 Broadway shows of the year, reaches its 100th performance tonight at …

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Ten productions to see at Toronto’s Next Stage Festival by Richard Ouzounian

Ten productions to explore at the current Next Stage Festival.

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Hugh Jackman plans Broadway return as Harry Houdini in Aaron Sorkin musical by Mark Kennedy

Hugh Jackman liked his record-setting Broadway run so much this winter that he’s handcuffing himself to a future musical about Harry Houdini.

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Canadian-born writer Moira Young wins British children’s book prize

The New Westminster, B.C.-born writer has been honoured with a Costa Book Award for children’s literature, which carries a prize of 5,000 British pounds.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Turning A Frankly Sexual Memoir Into A Stage Play

International Herald Tribune 01/05/12

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The Anti-Cirque Du Soleil

The Telegraph (UK) 01/03/12

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Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried Round Out Les Miserables Cast by Broadway.com

Grammy winner Taylor Swift has been offered the coveted role of Eponine in Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Miserables, according to Twitchfilm.com. Swift was recently reported…

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Jonathan Groff Set to Guest Star on The Good Wife by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Jonathan Groff will make a guest appearance on TV's The Good Wife this February, according to TVLine.com. Groff will play a plaintiff suing a software company after his…

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Darren Criss on How 'Life Imitates Art' on His First Night in How to Succeed by Broadway.com

Glee heartthrob Darren Criss officially made his Broadway debut on January 3 as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’s J. Pierrepont Finch and Broadway.com headed to the Al…

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Darren Criss to Talk HOW TO SUCCEED on LIVE! With Kelly This Morning by BroadwayWorld

Darren Criss is set to discuss his Broadway debut today's episode of LIVE With Kelly. Criss will join host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Rob Lowe check local listings for the exact time and c…

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Alan Rickman, Michael Shannon Set for New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend Through 1/8 by BroadwayWorld

The New York Times will hold its 11th annual Arts amp Leisure Weekend on Jan. 5 to 8, 2012. The Timess signature event is a four-day celebration of the arts featuring TimesTalks interviews b…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Backstage With Marilyn Maye at Her Opening At The Metropolitan Room by Corine Cohen

JavaScript is disabled!To display this content, you need a JavaScript capable browser.Adobe Flash Player not installed or older than 9.0.115! Marilyn Maye By Request. Interview with Marilyn…

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KEERY BUTLER Completes Principle Casting for Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and INFINITY Stages announced today that Tony Award nominee KERRY BUTLER (Xanadu) has joined the cast of the 2012 Broadway revival of Gore Vidal&r…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Struggling ‘Lysistrata Jones’ Gets Benched January 8 by David Rogers

The producers of the new Broadway musical comedy “Lysistrata Jones” announced that the show would close after a matinee performance on Sunday, January 8. At that point, the show will hav…

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barebones productions launches 2012 with prison drama 'Jesus Hopped the A Train'

In a busy January of new and new-to-Pittsburgh shows, barebones productions is first out of the gate with "Jesus Hopped the A Train," a gritty prison-set drama that fits the mold artistic di…

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World Premiere Preview January 6-8, 2012 by Kurt Chiang

Congratulations, it's the new year of 2012, and we're not going to lie to you, this weekend is the first three shows of brand new Too Much Light plays written by neofuturists for an audience…

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Setting the stage for 2012 by Barbara Hoffman

The Christmas trees are hitting the curb, the temperature’s plummeting — and so are our spirits. Happily, there are some hot tickets on the horizon! Here’s what I and The Post’s othe…

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For Cynthia Nixon and Lynne Meadow, With Wit Comes Understanding by Harry Haun

Cynthia Nixon and director Lynne Meadow, both cancer survivors, share the challenge and the music of Margaret Edson's Wit on Broadway.

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Bridesburg Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 5 by Andrew Gans

Bridesburg, a new play by Victor Kaufold and presented by Miscreant Theatre, begins performances Jan. 5 at Off-Broadway's Gene Frankel Theatre.

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The Mad Ones' Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War Begins Jan. 5 at the New Ohio Theatre by Michael Gioia

The New Ohio Theatre presents the Manhattan premiere of the New York Innovative Theatre Award-winning play Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War beginning Jan. 5.

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Broadway Debut of Wit, Starring Cynthia Nixon, Begins Jan. 5 by Kenneth Jones

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of Margaret Edson's Wit — the Pulitzer Prize-winning title's Broadway debut — begins performances Jan. 5 at the Samu…

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Amelia, a Two-Person Civil War Romance, Gets World Premiere in DC Starting Jan. 5 by Kenneth Jones

Amelia, Alex Webb's two-actor, multi-character play about a woman's epic journey across Civil War America in search of her soldier husband, gets its world premiere Jan. 5-29 by Washi…

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CPC's Picture of the Week, January 5, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

The Blue Dragon, opening in Toronto(photo credit: Erick Labbé)

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Robin Rice Lichtig by League of Professional Theatre Women

Playwright New York, New York USA Gathering Mojo Oh Lord I just turned seventy. Unbelievable. Say it: seventy. The word stays in the air, hissing like an evil snake. Sssssssseventy! My desk …

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David Wheeler RIP by Art

The Boston Globe confirms that David Wheeler, long-time director at the American Repertory Theater and founder of  The Theatre Company of Boston, has died.David was a great fixture on t…

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