Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 8, 2012 - Sunday, January 8, 2012.

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Face it: masks make show by Leigh Witchel

The word Davis Freeman says best describes his piece “Too Shy To Stare” is “hyper-intimate.” And indeed it is. At times, you’re alone with performers who are close enough to you th…

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Daniel Radcliffe on Fame, SelfDoubt, and Falling in Love | Parade.com by Dotson Rader

Daniel Radcliffe opens up about life after Potter, falling in love, and fame in this weekend's issue of PARADE. And with his first post-Harry Potter film — the psychological thriller The W…

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Liz Smith: Vanity Fair Recalls the Great Ladies Who Really Lunched!

Our Gossip Girl on Manhattan’s glamourous golden age “I think ‘lunch’ is one of the funniest words in the world. That’s one of the reasons I used it in the song,” says Broadw…

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Sad song as opera locks out chorus  by Erin Durkin

THE New York City Opera has locked out its chorus and musicians, further threatening the future of the troubled company. Talks broke down Saturday night between the cash-strapped op…

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Snow White by Theasy.com

Company XIV, Bond Street Theatre, Off Off Broadway By Joseph Samuel Wright BOTTOM LINE: Austin McCormick’s Snow White is inspiringly impeccable, lavishly designed, and brilliantly e…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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New York City Opera announces musician lockout by Verena Dobnik

NEW YORK (AP) -- A bitter contract dispute has led to a lockout of musicians at the New York City Opera, a possible "death knell" for a company that's nurtured such singers as Renee Flem…

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NYC Opera Locks Out Its Performers

The New York City Opera has locked out its performers and brought its 2012 season to a halt, as management says it cannot afford to pay for rehearsals that the performers' union had threaten…

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Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical: Third Time's Still A Charm by Adaumbelle

As Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon's character, "Bernadette" says in the show, "I'll never know, unless I give it a go!" And GO you must to see Broadway's "Priscilla Queen Of The Desert" at …

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Theater Review | 'It’s Always Right Now, Until It’s Later': ‘It’s Always Right Now, Until It’s Later’ - Review by Ben Brantley

The monologuist Daniel Kitson returns to St. Ann’s Warehouse with a one-man show about two people who never knew each other in 19th-century England.

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Theater Review | 'How the World Began': Catherine Trieschmann’s ‘How the World Began’ - Review by Charles Isherwood

Catherine Trieschmann’s play “How the World Began,” from the Women’s Project, has a topical hot-button theme: the conflicting ideologies of confirmed secularists and faithful believe…

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Magic and tragic at under the radar by Frank Scheck

The Under the Radar festival is a much-needed showcase for adventurous theater companies whose work isn’t exactly commercial — for better or worse. Two recent cases: the New York troupe …

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#NEWPLAY TV LIVE: Boston One Minute Play Festival on Monday, Jan 9 at 5pm PST / 7pm CST / 8pm EST by HowlRound

Boston One-Minute Play Festival Presented by Playwrights’ Theatre & The One-Minute Play Festival There will be a livestreamed broadcast on #NEWPLAY TV at newplaytv.info on Monday, …

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Review: Circus in a Trunk

This sweetly adorable one-hour show by the Piccolini Trio will entertain both children and their parents.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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NY Review: 'Chimera' by Mark Peikert

This new one-person show about genetics and biology is also a darkly funny, hyper-theatrical exploration of the meaning of theater that is as smart as it is riveting.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Okay, we used to think J. Holtham was evil, but now we feel bad because we realize he's just dumb by Thomas Garvey

J. Holtham, just to prove he's not really dedicated to smearing people's reputations and stifling discussion the way everyone thinks he is, has now gone and made himself look stupid as well …

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Final Broadway Performance of Billy Elliot Featured a Slew of Billys by Andrew Gans

Wondering which Billy Elliot played the final performance of the Tony-winning musical Jan. 8 at the Imperial Theatre?

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Blog: Critical Condition, January 8, 2011 by The Charlebois Post

I am in Love with a dead manI have a new secret husbandby Gaëtan L. CharleboisI have often mentioned my secret husbands. Colin Firth is just one of many I have scattered around the world. I…

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The Big Society emerges at last – as a musical

You've heard the soundbite, you've listened to the speech – now enjoy the musical parody. For anyone still grappling with David Cameron's notion of the Big Society, help is at hand. The Pr…

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A riots drama that goes back to the scene of the crime

If the people can't – or won't – go to the theatre, some theatres are taking their shows to the people, in the case of the Tricycle's latest verbatim play, The Riots, to Tottenham, where…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Photo Coverage: Michael Shannon & Chris Cornell Visit New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend by Walter McBride

The New York Times kicked off its 11th annual Arts amp Leisure Weekend on January 5. The Timess signature event is a four-day celebration of the arts featuring TimesTalks interviews between …

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Why Am I Afraid to Write African American Characters? by Marshall Botvinick

Thus, our entire discussion about community-specific theater boiled down to one point: sometimes it is possible for an outsider to accurately depict a community to which he/she does not belo…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Ironmistress (Oracle Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

April De Angelis' 2-person play, *Ironmistress*, welds together a solid encasement to preserve the tender remains of being a woman.

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Twitter Watch: Alan Cumming - 'I just got married!' by BroadwayWorld

On Twitter Watch, Alan Cumming wrote I just got married

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Frank Langella, Cyndi Lauper, Mandy Patinkin, et al. to Appear at 92nd Street Y by Brian Scott Lipton

The 92nd Street Y has announced its lineup of 2012 winter and spring programming. Celebrities scheduled to appear there include Marlo Thomas and John Turturro (January 16), Alan Zweibel (Ja…

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Frank Langella, Cyndi Lauper, Nick Jonas, Mandy Patinkin, et al. to Appear at 92nd Street Y by Brian Scott Lipton

The 92nd Street Y has announced its lineup of 2012 winter and spring programming. Celebrities scheduled to appear there include Marlo Thomas and John Turturro (January 16), Alan Zweibel (Ja…

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GableStage’s Motherf**ker Is Hilarious, Gritty, Profane and Thought-Provoking by Bill Hirschman

Editor’s Note: We’re in high theater season when we have three to five openings a week. If you don’t find the review you’re looking for in the center column, check out the list of re…

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Coming Attractions in Theater — January 2012 by Bill Marx

The year kicks off with few unusual productions -- companies are depending on proven New York hits, such as the Yasmina Reza duo, the Tony award-approved "Red," "Green Eyes," though the Will…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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The Canterbury Tales by Robert Walport

Having ventured to the Southwark Theatre it seemed only sensible to check out everything on offer. After spending the afternoon at the disappointing, technology heavy "Howl's Moving Castle",…

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What’s Happening in January? by Michael Portantiere

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis star in PORGY AND BESS (Photo: Michael J. Lutch) Traditionally, January is a slow month for theater in New York (and elsewhere) in terms of ticket sales and ope…

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Theater Review | 'Sontag: Reborn': Moe Angelos’s ‘Sontag: Reborn’ in Under the Radar - Review by Charles Isherwood

Moe Angelos has adapted the first volume of Susan Sontag’s journals and stars in “Sontag: Reborn,” a Builders Association production at the Public Theater, part of the Under the Radar …

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The Abominable Showman, January 8, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

(Courtesy: MCAM)The Montreal Master ClassMusical theatre giants teach students in Montrealby Richard BurnettThey don’t call Nick Kenkel “choreographer to the stars” for nothing. The Br…

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TT: Just because

Tuesday in November, a documentary short subject released by the Office of War Information in 1945 for distribution in foreign...

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TT: Almanac

"Ideology is a specious way of relating to the world. It offers human beings the illusion of an identity, of...

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TT: Retreat

I don't want to talk about the past four days of my life. I don't even want to think about...

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STAGE TUBE: Tessa Netting Bids Goodbye to BILLY ELLIOT by Stage Tube

Tessa Netting, who played a Ballet Girl the original Broadway cast of BILLY ELLIOT, has put together a video chronicling her experience with the show. View it below

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Realness Roundup: Trash Is Fierce, Unreal, Zombie Aporia and (M)imosa by Julie Potter

A whole lot of real exists in The Heather Lang Show By Eleanor Bauer And Vice Versa Trash Is Fierce Episode 2: Destiny’s Realness, and that’s a good thing. Smart, vital and spontaneous, …

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Review: Under the Radar Festival by Deirdre Donovan

Sontag Reborn and Goodbar launch our Festival sampling

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Build a New Model by Scott Walters

The arrival of a new year often leads to reflection on what has passed, and as a result points to new directions for what is to come in the future. For a theatre blogger who has been writing…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Why are you excited about "Carrie"? - Jonathan Groff by MCC Theater

Why are you excited about "Carrie"? - Jonathan Groff MCC Theater alum Jonathan Groff (The Submission, 2011) shares why he's excited about "Carrie" at MCC Theater. Cl…

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Tension quickly multiplies in cloning drama 'A Number' by Chris Jones

You don't hear so much these days about Dolly the Sheep, but when Caryl Churchill's "A Number" was first performed in 2002 (starring Daniel Craig, actually), cloning was a hotly debated issu…

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Renzo Martens’ troubling but brilliant message about poverty by Murray Whyte

Episode III: Enjoy Poverty is a bombastic film by Dutch artist Renzo Martens that asks questions about foreign aid and gets some surprising answers.

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Julia Lee Barclay’s We live in financial times, Part 1: Blackberry Curve by NYTE Small Press

This item from Julia Lee Barclay Julia Lee Barclay’s We live in financial time, Part 1: Blackberry Curve was first produced in 2010.  You can read it here on Indie Theater Now.  …

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Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! by Wendy Caster

NancyWhen it comes to Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny, currently playing late Thursday nights at Feinstein's, there's good news and there's bad news. The good n…

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Fun and frothy — Fruit Fly at Celebration Theatre by Pauline Adamek

  Star of stage and screen (most notably his Emmy-award winning role as Beverley Leslie on TV’s Will and Grace and as Emma Stone’s boss at the newspaper in the movie The Help), Lesl…

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Third Canadian in leading American Idiot role by Richard Ouzounian

Gabe Antonacci shines as Johnny in the Green Day musical at Toronto Centre for the Arts.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox Returns with Douglas Carter Beane and LYSISTRATA JONES! by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox

After a year and a half hiatus, Seth Rudetsky's famed Seth's Broadway Chatterbox returned to Don't Tell Mama on Thursday, January 5, with Douglas Carter Beane and the cast of LYSISTRATA JONE…

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Review: How to Survive a Fairytale (Lifeline Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Lifeline Theatre’s production of *How to Survive a Fairy Tale* tells the various fairytale stories from more of a real world perspective with a knowing wink to the adult audience. Highly R…

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Cattywampus by Lisa Jo Sagolla

This riveting production of a disturbingly dirty redrafting of Strindberg's "Miss Julie" derives its lifeblood from D.J. Mendel's tour-de-force turn as a gritty blue-collar worker.

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In the Solitude of Cotton Fields by Jonathan Mandell

This rock-concert adaptation in Polish of an abstract two-character French play is cool in a not very fresh way, despite the fine performances of Wojciech Niemczyk and Tomasz Nosinski.

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THEATER: How the World Began by Aaron Riccio

Photo/Carol RoseggHow the World Began is a frustrating play, both intentionally and unintentionally so. The central premise, quickly revealed, is that Susan Pierce (Heidi Schreck), a te…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Why is society so coy about criticizing classical music? by Chloe Veltman

I recorded a VoiceBox episode on Friday on the subject of "terrible songs" in collaboration with Jim Nayder, the host of NPR Chicago's Annoying Music Show, and Brian Rosen, a Bay Area-based …

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Billy To Close On Jan 8. by Ruckdashel@gmail.com (razzle Dazzle Billy Elliot)

Very sad today is the closing of one of my favorite Broadway shows. Give them the old Razzle Dazzle and SHINE. CorineJavaScript is disabled!To display this content, you need a JavaScript ca…

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How do the Boston boys stay so civil? And why are the Parabasis boys so evil? by Thomas Garvey

The recent, nasty brouhaha over at Tom Loughlin's "A Poor Player" reminded me again of one of the ironies of the blogosphere - that it's often riven by immature battle-royales between horrid…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Boston Baroque rings in the New Year by Thomas Garvey

Photo by Kayan Szymczak for the Boston Globe.I'm terribly late with this review, and I feel especially guilty because the concert in question was delightful, as Boston Baroque's annual doubl…

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This Week on Broadway for January 8, 2012: Beauty and the Broadway by James Marino

Notes and links for the podcast. Panel: Peter Filichia | peter@broadwayradio.com | Facebook Broadway Musical MVPs, 1960-2010: The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons, is n…

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The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan, Florida by John Lariviere

Florida based producer Alan Jacobson announces the opening of the new Plaza Theatre in Manalapan.

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'West Side Story': A classic revived

A touring production of the revival of the enduring American musical visits Seattle's Paramount Theatre Jan. 10-15.

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Stalled Union Talks Endanger NYC Opera's 2012 Season

The New York City Opera's 2012 season could be in jeopardy, as the Associated Musicians of Greater New York says opera management rejected on Saturday night a final wage concession offered b…

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It's David Cromer's 'Our Town' -- we just live there by Kelly Scott

To interview the director David Cromer, whose production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” will open at The Broad Stage Jan. 18, is to feel subtly but masterfully directed. Helen Hunt st…

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'West Side Story' film vs. stage musical

The original stage musical of "West Side Story" — now revived and touring to Seattle — differs from the well-known film in key ways. Here's a short "compare and contrast" by Seattle Time…

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BWW TV: Chatting with Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett & The Company of THE MOUNTAINTOP! by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV: Chatting with Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett & The Company of THE MOUNTAINTOP! http://broadwayworld.com for more information. In Septmeber 2011, the company of The Mountainto…

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BWW TV: Inside Rehearsal with Arcelus, Kudisch & THE BLUE FLOWER Company by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV: Inside Rehearsal with Arcelus, Kudisch & THE BLUE FLOWER Company http://broadwayworld.com for more information. Second Stage Theatre presented the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER wr…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/8- PIRATES OF PENZANCE by Stage Tube

Today in 1981, Joe Papp's revival of THe Pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theatre, where it ran for 787 performances. The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music b…

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TheatreScene: January 2 - 8, 2012 by JK

NEW POLL!  NEW LOOK!  POLL IS ON YOUR LEFT!  VOTE TODAY!BEST BROADWAY RUMOR OF THE NEW YEAR!Boy, do I hope this one is true!  According to AM NY, rumor has it that the Ro…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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The Tweet Seats Ruin Performances, And Harm Audiences

The New York Times 01/08/12

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BWW TV Exclusive: Melissa Errico Talks 'Legrand Affair' by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV Exclusive: Melissa Errico Talks 'Legrand Affair' http://broadwayworld.com for more information. Early raves preceded the October 2011 release of Melissa Errico's 'Leg…

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Fog, Finborough Theatre, London

This painful, promising new play raises the thorny issues of fatherless boys and young care leavers, stunted aspirations and warped norms

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STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs from THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE on Up w/ Chris Hayes! by Stage Tube

Check out Miranda's performance on Up W Chris Hayes last night below

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The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Assistance at Playwrights Horizon by Ken Davenport

Ever been an assistant? Ever wanted to be an assistant? Ever had an assistant? Well, there’s a new play just for you . . . and we’re giving away two free tickets! Assistance, by Leslye H…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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NBC to Begin Streaming Smash on January 16 by Brian Scott Lipton

NBC will begin streaming its upcoming musical drama Smash on Monday, January 16 on its digital download partners, including iTunes, Amazon, XBox, Playstation, and Vudu, according to reports.…

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‘Super Night Shot’

Scenes from the show from the British-German troupe Gob Squad.

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What are the aims of direct subsidies to artists? by Diane Ragsdale

Polly Carl has posted a new piece on HowlRound, A Virtual Theater Movement,  in which she remarks on a recent trend in arts philanthropy: increased direct support for artists. This philan…

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Kathy Griffin to Receive Bravo Talk Show by Brian Scott Lipton

Emmy Award winner and Broadway veteran Kathy Griffin host a weekly talk show on Bravo, beginning this spring, according to reports. She will also appear on two more specials for the cable ne…

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Photo Flash: SMASH on the Red Carpet at NBC's TCA Showcase! by BroadwayWorld

NBC showcased its upcoming winter shows earlier this week. Along with returning hits, the network also featured SMASH, which debuts February 6. Check out the red carpet below

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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National Society of Film Critics Honors Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks & More by BroadwayWorld

The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, January 7th, 2012, chose Melancholiaas Best Picture of the Year 2011. Kristin Dunst was named best actress for her performance in Lars von T…

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Review: Fruit Fly by Jonas Schwartz

Leslie Jordan's touching and bawdy one-man show focuses on his relationship with his mother.

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This Week on Broadway for January 8, 2012: Beauty and the Broadway by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino discuss the release of Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Disney's relationship with Broadway, Spider-Man's $3 mil week, Hugh Jackman's magic an…

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STAGE TUBE: Shoshana Bean Performs Ryan O'Connor's First Dance by Stage Tube

Ryan O'Connor, the YouTube star who brought his show 'Ryan O'Connor Eats His Feelings' to the Laurie Beechman this spring, was married in December. View the couple's first dance, with Shosha…

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Sandra's Faves of 2011 by Sandra Mardenfeld

My New Year's resolution is to see more theater. I just joined Show Showdown last spring, and, as a result, only saw about 16 shows last year. That does not qualify me to do a "Best of" list…

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Full Casting Announced for Oswald by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for the West Coast premiere of Dennis Richard's play, Oswald, at the Write Act Repertory Theatre, January 13-February 18, with an opening on January 14. …

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Beyonce and Jay-Z Welcome Daughter by Brian Scott Lipton

Grammy Award winners Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z welcomed their first child, daughter Ivy Blue Carter, on Saturday in New York City. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was one of the pro…

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Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

The 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot, will close its doors today after playing 40 preview and 1,304 regular performances on Broadway.

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Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS by Kelly Cameron

This weekend the National Tour of American Idiot had a very Canadian feel as the three main Idiots were played by three Canadian boys when Gabriel Antonacci stepped into the role of Johnny u…

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BWW TV Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT's Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld TV

Today Broadway bids goodbye to a show that's become a 45th Street fixture over its past three years at the Imperial Theatre BILLY ELLIOT. Take a look back at BILLY's memorable opening night …

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Flashback: LYSISTRATA JONES' Journey to Broadway by BroadwayWorld

LYSISTRATA JONES plays its final performance today at 300pm at the Walter Kerr Theatre 219 West 48th street. Upon closing, the musical will have played 34 previews and 30 performances. Writt…

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This Week on Broadway for January 8, 2012: Beauty and the Broadway by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino discuss the release of Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Disney's relationship with Broadway, Spider-Man's $3 mil week, Hugh Jackman's magic an…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Fruit Fly

Legit Reviews||Los Angeles: Leslie Jordan's latest monodrama "Fruit Fly" goes heavy on the nostalgic reminiscence and light on the politics, with a sentimental message of socia…

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Soupy Sales by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Soupy Sales (1926-2009). I already did a pretty in-depth tribute to him here a few months ago to which I have little to add except this: To learn more about vaudevil…

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BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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John Benjamin Hickey by Adaumbelle

"Call Me Adam" talks with Tony Award Winner John Benjamin Hickey. Here he discusses starring in Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart," starring on Showtime's series "The Big C," his upcoming fil…

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Kevin Spacey lets his mean streak run wild in  ‘Richard III’ at BAM  by Joe Dziemianowicz

“Tell them we are busy.” That’s what two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey snarled when a theatergoer’s cell phone went off during a performance of “Richard III” in Sydney. No matte…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Tony Winning BILLY ELLIOT Closes on Broadway Today by BroadwayWorld

The 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical, will play its final performance on Broadway today at the Imperial Theatre 246 West 45th Street. The show that Time Magazin…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Make Appearance on UP W/ CHRIS HAYES Tonight 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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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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LYSISTRATA JONES Closes on Broadway Today by BroadwayWorld

LYSISTRATA JONES, which caught on with many critics but not with audiences, will give its final performance on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 300pm at the Walter Kerr Theatre 219 West 48th stree…

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Sunday, January 8, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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People You Should Know . . . Mizuo Peck by Zack

Mizuo Peck was born and raised in NYC. Hertheater credits include The Model at the Incubator Arts Project, All’sWell that End’s Well as a company member of the Public Theater Shakespeare…

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Jennifer Hudson to Be Featured on NBC's DATELINE Tonight by BroadwayWorld

In a DATELINE exclusive airing on Sunday, January 8 at 7pm6pm Central, Lester Holt interviews Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson. And on Monday, January 9 - the day before her new book …

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Anna Nugent by League of Professional Theatre Women

Performer Jersey City, New Jersey USA Where do I look for inspiration? Everywhere. It finds me! Both in singing and working on Shakespeare I’ve been told the furthest one has to look i…

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How the World Began, Starring Obie Winner Heidi Schreck, Opens Off-Broadway Jan. 8 by Adam Hetrick

How the World Began, the new play by Catherine Trieschmann about a Manhattan biology teacher who experiments with rural life, officially opens Off-Broadway Jan. 8 at the Women's Project.

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Seth Numrich and Members of Original War Horse Cast Ride Off Into the Horizon Jan. 8 by Adam Hetrick

Members of the original Broadway cast of War Horse, including Seth Numrich, who created the role of young farm boy Albert Narracott, depart the Lincoln Center Theater production of the Tony-…

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Anthony Rapp, Dee Roscioli and James Kautz Star in Off-Broadway's Dedalus Lounge Beginning Jan. 8 by Andrew Gans

Interart Theatre and Royal Family Productions present the U.S. premiere of Gary Duggan's Dedalus Lounge, which begins performances Jan. 8 at the Interart Theatre Annex in Manhattan.

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ON THE RECORD: Georgia Stitt's "My Lifetime Love," Jason Graae's Perfect Hermany and the West End's Marigold by Steven Suskin

Listening to "My Lifetime Love," a collection of songs by Georgia Stitt; Perfect Hermany, Jason Graae's one-man salute to Jerry Herman; and the CD debut of the 1959 West End ca…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies Lives On in Sydney, Beginning Jan. 8 by Adam Hetrick

Following an extended Melbourne engagement, the new Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the sequel to his international hit The Phantom of the Opera, arrives …

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Goodbye, Billy: Billy Elliot Ends Broadway Run Jan. 8 by Andrew Gans

The 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical, which is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with…

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"Broadway to Main Street" Radio Series, Hosted by Laurence Maslon, Kicks Off Jan. 8 by Michael Gioia

“Broadway to Main Street,” created and hosted by Broadway historian Laurence Maslon, kicks off Jan. 8, broadcasting weekly on WPPB (Peconic Public Broadcasting) 88.3 FM.

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John Walch's In the Book Of… Brings Immigration Debate Center Stage, Opening Jan. 8 at ASF by Michael Gioia

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents the world premiere of John Walch’s In the Book Of…, in which immigration has a political and personal impact on an army veteran and an Afgh…

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Lysistrata Jones, the Broadway Musical Comedy That Borrows From Ancient Greece, Closes Jan. 8 by Kenneth Jones

Lysistrata Jones, the new Broadway musical comedy populated by characters who are college basketball players and their cheerleaders, ends its run Jan. 8 at 3 PM. The satiric pop show opened …

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THE SCREENING ROOM: American Idiot's Van Hughes, Jake Epstein, Scott J. Campbell Visit "Canada AM" (Video) by Michael Gioia

The North American tour of Green Day's American Idiot is currently playing the Toronto Centre for the Arts in Ontario, Canada. While in Canada, Idiot stars Van Hughes, Jake Epstein and S…

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Feature: Five First-Rate DVDs by David Gordon

Reports on Glee The Concert Movie, A Tale of Two Cities, A Madea Christmas, and The Sinatra Legaxy.

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The Sunday Read: Barbara Ford Profiles Quincy Armorer, Black Theatre Workshop AD by The Charlebois Post

Just Hitting His StrideIt begins with a conversation in a kitchen...by Barbara FordLike many parents, Quincy Armorer’s hoped their sons would become successful lawyers, doctors and busines…

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Get Ready to Rock Ft. Myers by Rock of Ages

Get Ready to Rock Ft. Myers You're about to get your face melted. From: rockofagesmusical Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 00:34 More in Entertainment

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Person of interest: Tony Ferrieri

The recent cabaret setting for City Theatre's "Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir" (Nov. 12-Dec. 18), complete with working bar and table seating, marked the 475th production design of Tony Ferrier…

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Local fifth-graders cut rug for competition

After weeks of practicing the merengue, fox trot, rumba, tango and swing, 108 fifth-graders went toe-to-toe in a dance competition at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School Saturday.

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Holly Hatcher-Frazier is a voice of reason on 'Dance Moms'

In the reality television world of spray-tanned Guidos, desperate "Housewives" of Atlanta and too many Kardashians, who knew a self-described "boring" woman in pearls could be such a draw? I…

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The games Bricolage plays: For its 10th year, theater company plans fun, adventure

For its 10th year, Bricolage is having so much fun, the funky theater company is playing games with its audience. On its just-announced 2012 season you'll find STRATA, described as an origin…

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Plays that Bricolage had a role in launching

Bricolage follows the plays that have originated or incubated through its programs such as the Bricolage Urban Scrawl and In the Raw series and gone on to become full productions. Here's the…

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