Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Penelopiad is stunning theatre by Richard Ouzounian

Margaret Atwood’s work, The Penelopiad, is given a superb production by Nightwood Theatre, Star theatre critic Richard Ouzounian writes.

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Obituary: Michael Plautz, a renowned Minneapolis architect and artist

The co-founder of RSP Associates was known for his elegant drawing style.

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Superior cast, not-so superior Donuts by Thomas Garvey

Will LeBow and Omar Robinson plot their next move against Starbucks.  Photo by Mark S. Howard.The Lyric Stage definitely has a superior cast to serve up Superior Donuts; they just …

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Review: 'Tiny Tales from a Big Chair' by Howard Shapiro

An original evening of five kids' tales, a family show from Off-Color Theatre Company at the Gershman Y, is nicely acted but not always with the rhythm and shtick it needs. Inquirer theater …

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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TT: Porgy for prigs

In today's Wall Street Journal drama column I report on the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess and a Florida...

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TT: Almanac

"People always try to find base motives behind every good action. We are afraid of pure goodness and of pure...

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Theater Review | 'The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess': Audra McDonald in ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ - Review by Ben Brantley

Audra McDonald brings thunder to “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” a stripped-down version of the original opera, at the Richard Rodgers Theater.

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Theater Review: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and the Weight of History

"I felt a tide behind me: An audience absolutely rapt."

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B'way producer Eric Nederlander accused of attacking girlfriend by Kerry Burke, Kevin Deutsch, Melissa Grace

Broadway producer Eric Nederlander was accused Thursday of letting himself into his girlfriend’s apartment while she slept, pulling her hair and berating her.

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Broadway review: ‘Porgy and Bess’

The immensely satisfying Porgy and Bess that opened in a Broadway revival Thursday night is not your grandma's P&B. In a controversial makeover that has ended up neither controversial nor ve…

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FREEZE FRAME: Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett Unveil Sardi's Portraits! by Walter McBride

See a snapshot of the stars of THE MOUNTAINTOP at the unveiling of their Sardi's portraits below, and check back for full photo coverage

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Review: The History of the World by Chris Kompanek

The Living Theater's latest show meanders through many historical periods, asking the audience to take part along the way.

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Review: Dedalus Lounge

This often suffocating tale of three unhappy friends benefits from crisp direction and fine acting.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Alan Rickman in Talks to Take SEMINAR to the West End by BroadwayWorld

Two-time Tony Award nominee, Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Alan Rickman Private Lives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Harry Potter franchise is currently making his eagerly-anticipated r…

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Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston: Film Review by David Rooney

Despite dynamic subject matter, prime archive material and insightful interviewees including Liza Minnelli, Whitney Sudler-Smith's intrusive presence onscreen somewhat trivializes his tribut…

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Anna Deavere Smith on “Let Me Down Easy”

Anna Deavere Smith discusses “Let Me Down Easy,” her one-woman show examines the miracle of human resilience through the lens of the national debate on health care. She interviewed 300 p…

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Theater review: 'Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins' at Geffen Playhouse by Charles McNulty

What a delight to encounter once again the wit and wisdom of the late newspaper columnist Molly Ivins, who never met a politician she couldn t skewer with her salty satire.What a delight to …

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Harry Connick Jr.'s musical to close on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harry Connick Jr.'s latest Broadway venture is ending earlier than he hoped....

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'Leap of Faith' to jump to Broadway by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Someone on Broadway is finally taking a leap of faith on "Leap of Faith."...

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Theater review: 'Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins' at Geffen Playhouse by Charles McNulty

A review of "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins," starring Kathleen Turner, at the Geffen Playhouse

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'Leap of Faith' sets April debut on Broadway by David Ng

"Leap of Faith," the new musical that debuted in 2010 at the Ahmanson Theatre, will begin performances on Broadway April 3, with an official opening set for an unspecified date later that mo…

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Did You Do Your Homework, Snow White, Fiesta, and other new reviews . . .

Lloyd B. Schwartz​Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is this week's Pick of the Week. See all New Theater reviews after the jump. ​ Also check out this week's features on John Malkovich di…

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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess: Theater Review by David Rooney

David Rooney Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier head a superlative ensemble in this streamlined reinterpretation for Broadway of the 1935 Gershwin folk opera.read more

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Jeremy Jordan will star in 'Newsies' on Broadway, reprising Paper Mill role by Ronni Reich

Jeremy Jordan (right, with Kara Linsey) as Jack Kelley in "Newsies" at the Paper Mill Playhouse, a role he will return to on Broadway. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, courtesy of Pap…

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Broadway's 'On a Clear Day' Revival With Harry Connick Jr. Makes Early Exit by David Rooney

Following "Bonnie & Clyde" and "Lysistrata Jones" as the third of the season's new musical productions to close swiftly, the departing show creates a vacancy for "Leap of Faith."

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'Porgy and Bess' on Broadway is missing the push and pull by Chris Jones

For all the controversy that has surrounded Diane Paulus' revisionist Broadway revival of "Porgy and Bess," or, as it now is billed, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," the considerable streng…

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Filthy Talk and naked beauties — at City Garage by Pauline Adamek

One of Neil LaBute’s earliest produced plays, Filthy Talk For Troubled Times, is currently being given a brand new treatment by City Garage over at the Bergamot Station art complex. In a s…

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'Leap of Faith' to jump to Broadway by Mark Kennedy

Someone on Broadway is finally taking a leap of faith on "Leap of Faith." Producers announced Thursday that the much-delayed musical based on the 1992 film starring Steve Martin as a shady p…

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A 'Porgy and Bess' made for Broadway

First things first. "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" is a luscious piece of musical theater. Despite the ungainly estate-ordered title and some questionable "fixes" in Broadway's latest reshu…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Just Dance - Willow Smith Fireball, Dance Moms, Golden Globes, Joyful Noise, Mobbed by DanceOn

Just Dance - Willow Smith Fireball, Dance Moms, Golden Globes, Joyful Noise, Mobbed Willow Smith shows off her moves in "Fireball," and Lauren Gottlieb sits down with her assistan…

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Leap of Faith to Bow at Broadway's St. James Theatre in April by Brian Scott Lipton

The new musical Leap of Faith will begin performances on April 3 at Broadway's St. James Theater, with an official opening slated for later that month. The production will be directed …

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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Legit Reviews||Broadway: When Audra McDonald joins Norm Lewis in singing "I Loves You, Porgy," their duet will thrill "Porgy and Bess" newcomers and purists alike. But when McDo…

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Review Roundup: The Gershwin's PORGY & BESS on Broadway - Updating LIVE! by Review Roundups

The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS opened tonight, Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre starring Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy and David Alan Grier as Sportin…

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Review: Come Fly Away (Broadway in Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

This delirious entertainment combines the sophisticated song stylings of Sinatra (lifted from signature recordings), a superb live orchestra, and the volatile, spontaneous, quicksilver movem…

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THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"... revulsion is not just a sometime thing."

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Dedalus Lounge by Suzy Evans

Gary Duggan's musical three-hander successfully fuses campy, dark, dramatic, and experimental elements. But do those really go together well?

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Revival with Harry Connick Jr. to Close on Broadway by Broadway.com

The Broadway revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever will play its final performance on January 29 at the St. James Theatre. Starring Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr., the musical will h…

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Leap of Faith's Broadway Launch Will Be April 3; Jessica Phillips, Raul Esparza, Kendra Kassebaum Star by Kenneth Jones

The producers of the new musical Leap of Faith announced Jan. 12 that the musical comedy — starring Raúl Esparza as a flim-flam preacher and Jessica Phillips as a small-town she…

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever to End Broadway Run on January 29 by Brian Scott Lipton

Broadway's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, which end its run at the St. James Theatre on Sunday, January 29, after 29 previews and 57 regular performances. Tony Award winner Micha…

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Leap of Faith Sets April Start Date at the St. James Theatre by Broadway.com

As previously speculated, Leap of Faith will push up its Broadway start date from the fall and begin performances April 3 at the St. James Theatre. Joining previously announced star, four-ti…

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'Faith' leaps to Broadway

Legit News: 'On a Clear Day' finalizes closing date

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Cabbie's snooker story is right on cue

On an unremarkable night in 2004, Middlesbrough taxi driver Ishy Din was listening to Radio 5 Live in his cab, when the station announced a competition to find short stories with a sporting …

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Broadway Bargains by Loganne

In an effort to combat the traditional lull in the Broadway season, NYC & Company, the city’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, joined by The Broadway League and The New…

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ArtsBeat: As 'Clear Day' Clears Out, 'Leap of Faith' Will Leap Onto Broadway by Patrick Healy

"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" is closing after two and a half months, making way for "Leap of Faith" to open at the St. James Theater.

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Weekend Miser: Strippers With a Plot; Audra McDonald and Sharon Van Etten by Margaux Laskey

“Hotsy Totsy Burlesque,” a soap opera of a burlesque show; selections from “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” sung by Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis.

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Bobby Cannavale, John Benjamin Hickey & More Set for Celebrity Autobiography, 2/15 by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography will perform its new edition,Celebrity Autobiography The Next Chapter on Wednesday, February 15, at 8pm, as a special benefit for SLAM So…

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Breaking News: ON A CLEAR DAY to Close January 29, LEAP OF FAITH to Open in April at Broadway's St. James Theater by BroadwayWorld

Setting Broadway speed records, The producers of the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER starring Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-plati…

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

Victoria Clark will take over Bernadette Peters' role in the Follies import...Dany Margolies is laid off at Back Stage...Jordan Monsell of the returning Pulp Shakespeare speaks...From Hazard…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway's On a Clear Day, a Reincarnation of a Past Cult-Hit, Will Die Jan. 29 by Kenneth Jones

Broadway's revised revival of the 1965 musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, starring Harry Connick Jr. as a conflicted shrink who uncovers a patient's past life in hypnos…

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Leap of Faith to Bow at Broadway's St James Theatre in April by Dan Bacalzo

The new musical Leap of Faith will begin performances on April 3 at Broadway's St. James Theater, with an official opening slated for later that month. The production will be directed …

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Harry Connick Jr. Led ON A CLEAR DAY to Close on Broadway January 29 by BroadwayWorld

The producers of the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER starring Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Conni…

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LEAP OF FAITH to Open at St. James Theater on Broadway in April; Esparza to Star by BroadwayWorld

The producers of LEAP OF FAITH, the new musical based on the motion picture Leap of Faith, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation and written by Janus Cercone, are pleased to announce th…

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3-D takes ‘Pina’ to perfection

In a sense, Wim Wenders’ films have always been about lives in motion. In his Road Movie Trilogy of the 1970s, that motion took the form of aimless, elemental wandering by a variety of los…

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Suzan-Lori Parks' Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess was groundbreaking: an opera about poor African-Americans in South Carolina, starring a cripple, a tramp, and a drug dealer. This weekend a new production opens on Broadway …

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Aphrodisiac

                  aphrodisiac By Rob Handel Directed by Lisa Mallette January 19 – February 19, 2012 “A genuine thrill ride!” – The New Y…

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New Broadway Cinderella Will Reunite Director Mark Brokaw With Writer Douglas Carter Beane by Kenneth Jones

Mark Brokaw, the director who gave shape to productions of Paul Vogel's How I Learned to Drive and Douglas Carter Beane's As Bees in Honey Drown, will direct the first Broadway produ…

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STAGE TUBE: LYSISTRATA JONES' Patti Murin Opens Knicks Game with National Anthem! by Stage Tube

LYSISTRATA JONES closed its doors on last week, but its leading lady was again on a basketball court the very next day - performing the national anthem for the NY Knicks at Madison Square Ga…

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Mark Brokaw to Direct Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway by Dan Bacalzo

Mark Brokaw will direct a production of the Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II musical Cinderella, which aims to arrive on Broadway in the 2012-2013 season. As previously reported, Dougl…

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Mark Brokaw Tapped to Direct Broadway-Bound Update of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella by Broadway.com

Broadway vet Mark Brokaw has signed on to direct the Broadway-bound production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The musical, which is aiming to bow during the 2012-13 season, i…

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We Need More Money by Chicago Plays

Yesterday, You’ve Cott Mail was devoted to the not for profit business model. I’ve always been a big advocate for looking at our business model and thinking about how we might do it bett…

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Highlights From The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway, Part 1

Broadway gets a new look at Catfish Row, with fresh dramatic perspective and a cast boasting Norm Lewis, Audra McDonald and David Alan Grier, in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Dir…

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Chicago Welcomes Latin Sensation Marco Zunino in His Broadway Debut as Billy Flynn by Broadway.com

That’s what he’s here for! Marco Zunino channeled his inner Latin lover to give the press a sneak peek at his Broadway stage debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago. The Peruvian soap op…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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‘Come Fly Away’ too over-the top

Listen to Frank Sinatra’s singing and it is the subtle if persistent SUGGESTION of sex (and much else), rather than any obvious simulation of it, that is so impossibly seductive. Watch “…

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All the Way Home: Seats so close you can see the actors sweat by Marsha Lederman

Director Kim Collier brings the audience onstage in her new production of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play

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Music Review: ‘Hamilton Mixtape,’ by Lin-Manuel Miranda, at Allen Room by Stephen Holden

Lin-Manuel Miranda performed “The Hamilton Mixtape,” his hip-hop song cycle about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton, at the Allen Room.

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Mark Brokaw to Helm Broadway's Cinderella in 2012-2013 by BroadwayWorld

Mark Brokaw will direct the new, first-ever Broadway-bound production of Rodgers amp Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, it has been announced by Robyn Goodman, who will produce the musical along with…

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STAGE TUBE: Chandra Lee Schwartz Announces WICKED's Givenik Charity Night! by Stage Tube

The hit Broadway musical Wicked, a longtime partner of the national bully prevention organization BullyBust, will join with Givenik.com to raise funds and awareness for BullyBust on Tuesday,…

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Woolly Mammoth Announces Cast for Jason Grote's Civilization (all you can eat) by Bethany Rickwald

Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced casting for the world premiere of Jason Grote's Civilization (all you can eat), to run February 13-March 11. Artistic Director Howard Shalwi…

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Seats so close you can see the actors sweat by Marsha Lederman

Director Kim Collier brings the audience onstage in her new production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Way Home

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CENTERSTAGE Announces Cast for A Skull in Connemara by Dan Bacalzo

Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE has announced casting for Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara, to run January 25-March 4. BJ Jones will direct. The Ireland-set play centers on Mick Dow…

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Brokaw to helm 'Cinderella'

Legit News: Director reteams with Beane for musical

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, January 12, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter –  http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more in…

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Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council to Present 2012 Red or White Ball on April 13 by Robby Ritacco

The Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council will host their annual Red or White Ball at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago on Friday, April 13 at 8pm. Proceeds from the ball will benefit the Steppenwo…

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Ticket sales are red hot for John Logan’s Red by Lorraine Treanor

Preview week has sold out, and eight performances have been added If you were planning to catch John Logan’s Red at Arena Stage in its discounted preview week but don’t already h…

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An invisible man, live on stage by Chris Jones

First adaptation of Ralph Ellison's novel debuts at Court Theatre Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see?

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Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council Presents the 2012 Red or White Ball by Robby Ritacco

The Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council will host their annual Red or White Ball at Architectural Artifacts in Chicago on Friday, April 13 at 8pm. Proceeds from the ball will benefit the Steppenwo…

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Gala Theatre to Postpone I put the fear of Mexico in 'em by Bethany Rickwald

Gala Theatre has announced that it must postpone its production of I put the fear of Mexico in 'em, which had been set to run April 11-29, due to underfunding, according to The Washingt…

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Arena Stage's Red Extended Through March 11 by Bethany Rickwald

Arena Stage has announced that its production of Red will add eight performances and will now close March 11. Red drops you squarely inside the world of painter Mark Rothko and sets your …

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CBOT’s Take on “Takes” by Alyssa Alpine

Alyssa Alpine on Nicole Canuso Dance's "TAKES" at 3LD

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"Smash" Stars Brian D'Arcy James, Christian Borle and More to Appear at Junior Theater Festival by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominees Brian D'Arcy James and Christian Borle, as well as Jaime Cepero and Emmy Award-nominated "Smash" producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will appear at the Jun…

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At Hand Theatre to Premiere As Wide As I Can See at HERE by Robby Ritacco

At Hand Theatre will present the world premiere of As Wide As I Can See, written by Mark Snyder, at HERE's Main Stage from February 23-March 10. Opening night is set for February 29. Da…

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Michael Crawford & Danielle Hope to Depart UK WIZARD OF OZ Feb. 5 by BroadwayWorld

It's now official that both Michael Crawford and Danielle Hope will both depart the West End production of THE WIZARD OF OZ on February 5, 2012. Both have been with the show since the beginn…

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THEATER: The Bee by Aaron Riccio

Photo/Julie LembergerThe Bee is a co-production of the Japan Society and the Under the Radar Festival.Mr. Ido (Kathryn Hunter) arrives home one day to find that his family has been take…

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: The Stage, the Screen and the Screen on Stage by Ben Brantley

Can film and theater live happily together in the same room? More and more recently these two separate (and arguably equal) art forms are attempting to practice cohabitation.

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THEATER: Suzan-Lori Parks on 'Porgy and Bess'

Suzan-Lori Parks, who wrote a reworked book for "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," now on Broadway, talks about some of the changes in the show and in the number "I Got Plenty of Nothing.

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Rent Icon Daphne Rubin-Vega Calls Pal and Hustling Creator Sebastian LaCause a ‘Sperm in a Pool of Billions’ by Gemma Wilson

Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega shot to Broadway fame playing Mimi in the original cast of Rent. Now she’s collecting the rent, playing Rosa Juarez, an over-the-top Latina land…

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Review: (Ottawa) Lost in Yonkers by The Charlebois Post

Simon-izingA Pulitzer-prize winner arrives in the Capitalby Jim MurchisonThere is no arguing that Neil Simon is one of America’s most successful playwrights. Some underestimate his craftsm…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Newsies Star Jeremy Jordan Visits The Windy City (Video) by Andrew Gans

Jeremy Jordan, who will return to Broadway later this season in the new musical Newsies, made a recent appearance on the talk show "Windy City Live."

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Mudfest goes to Hollywood by Pauline Adamek

Get a taste of Australian cinema! MudFest has been announced as an Official Satellite Event of the G’Day USA Festivities, with a special evening of all-Australian short films being screene…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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'Spring Awakening' will return -- in the spring

Balagan Theatre in Seattle sent this announcement to ArtsPage HQ:

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Five crazy cellphone disruptions in classical music and theater by David Ng

The New York Philharmonic experienced a major cellphone disruption this week when a persistently ringing device brought a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony to a screeching halt. The go…

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How do you feel about cellphones at performances?

You could call it the iPhone Alarm Heard 'Round the World, or the Marimba that Stopped Mahler. Earlier this week, a New York Philharmonic patron's persistent iPhone alarm, set to the chipper…

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Red Is a Hot Seller at Arena Stage; Week Added to DC Run by Kenneth Jones

Arena Stage's Washington, DC, engagement of John Logan's Red, produced in association with Chicago's Goodman Theatre, where this production bowed last fall, has been extended by …

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Josh Landay Will Be The Whipping Man at Hartford Stage; Complete Cast Announced by Adam Hetrick

Casting has been announced for the Hartford Stage production of Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama The Whipping Man, which will begin performances Feb. 23 under the direction of Hana S. Sha…

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BWW TV: THE ROAD TO MECCA Performance Highlights! by BroadwayWorld TV

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris as Miss Helen, Carla Gugino as Elsa Barlow and Tony Award winner Jim Dale as Marius Byleveld in the Broadway premie…

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Eddie Redmayne Talks About His Singing Lessons Ready For Movie LES MISERABLES! by BroadwayWorld

Eddie Redmayne has revealed to the BBC that he is in hardcore singing lessons ready for his role as Marius in Tom Hooper's movie version of Les Miserables.

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Review: (Toronto) The Blue Dragon by The Charlebois Post

(photo credit: Erick Labbé)Ex MachineryWhen the technical buries the emotionalby Beat RiceRobert Lepage is known as one of Canada’s leading theatre artists; one who never fails to disappo…

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The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS - "I Got Plenty of Nothing" - Norm Lewis by Broadway's Best Shows

The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS now comes to Broadway in a stunning and stirring new staging, featuring such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of No…

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T Magazine: Vain Glorious | 'Sontag: Reborn': the Makeup by Sandra Ballentine

How the makeup artist Dick Page transforms a performer into a young (and old) Susan Sontag for a show at the Public Theater.

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Page 73 Names Max Posner 2012 Playwriting Fellow by Adam Hetrick

Max Posner has been named the recipient of the 2012 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship, which nurtures the work of emerging playwrights whose plays have not been professionally produced in New Y…

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Ted Wiprud on Bartók's "The Wooden Prince" by New York Philharmonic

Ted Wiprud on Bartók's "The Wooden Prince" Ted Wiprud, Director of Education, on Bartók's "The Wooden Prince" From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 0 …

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Chicago Like a Local: ‘Come Fly Away’ Brings Swank, Sass and Sinatra to Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre by Bob Bullen

The freakish 50 degree January weather may be over, but things are just getting heated up at the Bank of America Theatre where Come Fly Away is playing through January 22. Sinatra. We know t…

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Theater Review | 'Lick But Don’t Swallow!': ‘Lick But Don’t Swallow!,’ Part of Under the Radar - Review by Claudia La Rocco

The Turkish play “Lick But Don’t Swallow!,” about a reluctant angel sent to join the cast of a low-budget skin flick, is running at La MaMa as part of the Under the Radar festival.

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Eddie Redmayne On His Les Miserables 'Love-In' With Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter by Broadway.com

Tony winner Eddie Redmayne is gearing up to play Marius in the movie adaptation of Les Miserables, and even though the film doesn't begin production until March, Redmayne is already hang…

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Onstage spotlight: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Plus "Evening With Noel Coward," "Lay of the Land"

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Art spotlight: Three Jerome Artists

Featuring work by Felice Amato, Casey Hochhalter and Tom Jaszczak.

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‘Red’ directors re-create Rothko’s studio at Arena Stage by Kevin Nance

Mark Rothko’s studio, at 222 Bowery in New York, was a former gymnasium with a hardwood floor spattered with paint. Todd Rosenthal’s set design for “Red,” the Goodman Theatre/Arena S…

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Todd London: In Search of the Artistic Home by Tlondon

Jamie Gahlon has asked theater artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. Todd London kicks off of this new series. What makes an Artistic Home…

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PHOTO CALL: Mandy Gonzalez, Gavin Creel and More Join Lin-Manuel Miranda for The Hamilton Mixtape by Krissie Fullerton

The 14th season of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in the Allen Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center kicked off Jan. 11 with Tony-winning In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Review: "Body Awareness" at the Wilma by Wendy Rosenfield

An unconventional household faces trauma from outside and inside, but muddles through with warmth and humor, says critic Wendy Rosenfield.

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The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS - "It Ain't Necessarily So" - David Alan Grier by Broadway's Best Shows

The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS now comes to Broadway in a stunning and stirring new staging, featuring such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of No…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Tony Winner Idina Menzel Chats About New PBS Concert (Video) by Andrew Gans

Idina Menzel, who took home the Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked, recently chatted about her concert "Barefoot at the Symphony," which made …

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Panicked Productions to Present Follow the Leader at Triskelion Arts by Bethany Rickwald

Panicked Productions will present Follow the Leader, February 2-25 at Triskelion Arts. Rob Egginton will direct. This evening of original short plays is inspired by the theme of cults, wit…

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THEATER: Sunday Night Salon

The director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar hosts a theater salon in his Midtown Manhattan loft where young actors gather to read new plays and share a meal.

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Theater Review | 'Cattywampus': ‘Cattywampus’ at Incubator Arts Project - Review by Charles Isherwood

In “Cattywampus,” Strindberg’s classic “Miss Julie” comes to contemporary Appalachia with all its sexual and psychological baggage in tow.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti & More Lend Their Voices to Public Sings! at Joe’s Pub by Broadway.com

Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Laura Benanti are among the Broadway vets taking part in Public Sings! An Unforgettable Celebration of Musical Theater at the Public. Daisy Prince will di…

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MTC Announces Performers for Annual Winter Benefit by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring some of the biggest stars …

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Awesome Person Thursday: Richard Marr-Griffin by Michael Roderick

This week's Awesome Person Thursday comes to us courtesy of Lenny Schwartz, who you all may remember directed my show BETH in November. Take it away Lenny! I am honored to write this piece a…

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PHOTO FLASH: Marco Zunino Previews His Performance in Broadway's Chicago by David Gordon

Marco Zunino, who will make his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago the Musical, January 16-February 12, gave the press a sneak peek at his performance at the Ambassador Theatre on Thur…

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Ethan Hawke Signs on to Star in VIGILANDIA Movie by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline.com, stage veteran Ethan Hawke ha ssigned on to star in Universal Pictures' Vigilandia. The 'futuristic thriller' will be written and directed by James DeMonaco. Filmin…

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Casting Call! Meet the Stars of Smash: Debra Messing as Julia Houston by Broadway.com

On Broadway, they say there’s always magic in the air, and Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Messing is ready to put some of that pixie dust in her pocket. As one of the stars of NBC&rs…

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LA Weekly Theatre review for this week – Noises Off by Pauline Adamek

Dear readers, This week I covered the reprise of Michael Frayn’s rollicking British farce, Noises Off, being re-staged by the repertory company A Noise Within at their new Pasadena dig…

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How to Make an Audience Question Reality by Mark Blankenship

“Chimera” suggests many worlds on one stage Chimera only needs a minute to make you question your grasp on reality. The multimedia show, now at HERE as part of the Under the Rada…

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Item World: Local news and views 1/13

First Avenue staircase is no more; plus drumming for hunger.

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PHOTO CALL: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Hosts 200 Students From MS 343 by Krissie Fullerton

On Jan. 11, 200 students from MS 343 in the Bronx attended the matinee of Spider-Man Turn off The Dark for their first ever theatrical production. Following the matinee, the students had the…

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Joffrey Ballet to Present Winter Fire at Roosevelt University by Bethany Rickwald

The Joffrey Ballet is set to present Winter Fire in ten performances at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, February 15-26. Winter Fire is a mixed repertory program featuring t…

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Silence! The Musical and How I Wound Up Parodying Ted Levin's Incomparable Buffalo Bill by Stephen Bienskie

Every once in a small while we see an actor create a role so pitch-perfect, so damn real, that we just sit back and file that performance under the category of "F#$%ing Genius." We know in o…

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Technical Difficulties by Mark Blankenship

Hello everyone. For no apparent reason, my site crashed today, deleting every post I’ve written in the last 18 months. All of them. Gone. I will keep you updated about what this means …

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'Carnage': Class-tinged battle of the sexes

A deeply cynical view of marriage, a wariness of coupledom, fidelity, and trust, has long been evident in Roman Polanski's work. In fact, his very first film, Knife in the Water, finds a hus…

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For Klea Blackhurst, everything's coming up Ethel

In 2001, a young musical-theater actress named Klea Blackhurst was finding herself, well, a little less than busy. "When I first moved to New York, I just never caught fire," Blackhurst mus…

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Suburban theater for the week of Jan 13-19 by Kerry Reid

Kerry Reid on what's on stage in Chicago's suburbs Kerry Reid on what's on stage in Chicago's suburbs.

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Ben McGovern Resigns from Guthrie Theater by Dan Bacalzo

Ben McGovern, who had been the Associate Director of Studio Programming at the Guthrie Theater, has resigned from his post, according to the Star-Tribune. The parting is said to have been …

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Hidden in plain sight

Minneapolis photographer Paul Shambroom meditates on American power in a mini-retrospective.

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Citizen artist Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson may not be a full-time professional theater director, but he acts like one.

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PHOTO CALL: Jordan Roth, Kevin Duda and More at the 2012 Annual June Briggs Awards by Krissie Fullerton

The June Briggs Awards, which honors excellence in New York City's hospitality and destination management services as well as outstanding contributions to New York's cultural life, h…

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Pic of the Week: January 12, 2012 by Tony

Company Member Warren Lavon at the first readthrough of Trickster.  You can catch him next in Urban Theatre's F**king A .   Tags: Pic of the Week

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Glenn Dicterow on Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante by New York Philharmonic

Glenn Dicterow on Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster, on Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante From: NewYorkPhilharmonic Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:10 More in…

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'On a Clear Day' Closing Early & 'Leap of Faith' Moving In

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Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda- 'Wig fittin for Merrily' by BroadwayWorld

On Twitter Watch, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote Wig fittin for Merrily.

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Spotlight On...Michael Judson Berry by Michael Block

Name: Michael Judson BerryHometown: Syracuse, NY Education: Boston University Select Credits: Go West- the new Village People musical (Tulsa); Spamalot (Patsy, National Tour)Why theater?: Wh…

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STAGE TUBE: MEMPHIS Tour's Bryan Fenkart Sings 'Memphis Lives in Me' by Stage Tube

MEMPHIS is performing in Hartford, Connecticut at the Bushnell Theatre until January 15, and on January 10, Fenkart performed the rousing crowd favorite, Memphis Lives in Me on the show Bett…

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Jordan joins 'Newsies'

Legit News: Actor to reprise lead role on Broadway

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New York's a mecca for Athol Fugard

He had his phone tapped, his mail opened and his daily life reported to his government by the spy next door. Along the way, he also created one of the great bodies of work in world drama.

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Anything Goes vs. MAMMA MIA! in Playbill’s “Belt-Off” Challenge – Vote Now by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

 CLICK TO WATCH BOTH VIDEOS NOW & VOTE! Playbill.com kicks off its first-ever “Broadway Belt-Off Challenge” with the casts of the smash hit musicals ANYTHING GOES and MAMMA MIA! Pla…

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Highlights From "War Horse" the Motion Picture, Directed by Steven Spielberg by Playbill Video

Highlights From "War Horse" the Motion Picture, Directed by Steven Spielberg http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video Based on the 1982 young adult novel by Michael Morpurgo and l…

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Highlights From Stratford Festival's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by Playbill Video

Highlights From Stratford Festival's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video Directed by Tony winner Frank Galati, this classic comedy features S…

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Highlights From Lorna Luft in "White Christmas" by Playbill Video

Highlights From Lorna Luft in "White Christmas" http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/video Lorna Luft takes a turn as Martha in "White Christmas," based on the 1954 film s…

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Peter Benson, Candy Buckley, Keith Nobbs Set for The Urban Dictionary Plays by Dan Bacalzo

Peter Benson, Candy Buckley, Nick Choksi, Sas Goldberg, Meredith Holzman, Keith Nobbs, Zach Shaffer, and Susan Kelechi Watson will be featured in The Urban Dictionary Plays, be presented by …

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Playbill Presents the "Broadway Belt-Off Challenge"; Lance Bass Hosts by Playbill Staff

Playbill kicks off its first-ever "Broadway Belt-Off Challenge" with the casts of the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes and the long-running Abba hit Mamma Mia! 

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'Intergalactic Nemesis': From Radio To Page To Stage by Margot Adler

What began in the 1990s as a traditional radio play at a coffee shop in Austin, Texas has morphed from a radio play, to a graphic novel, to a live performance. The Intergalactic Nemesis i…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Laura Benanti, Raul Esparza, Jesse L. Martin, et al. Set for PUBLIC SINGS! Concert, 3/5 by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater has just announced the return of PUBLIC SINGS, an unforgettable evening that celebrates the rich history of musicals produced by The Public Theater, including HAIR, A Chor…

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Head of Google News Likens Journalists to Musicians by Chloe Veltman

Richard Gingras, Head of News Products, Google, came to talk to my John S Knight Journalism Fellowship class yesterday. He's a thoughtful man, whose hangdog, droopy-eyed expression belies a …

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Theater review: 'Filthy Talk for Troubled Times' by City Garage by Kathy Foley

F. Kathleen Foley reviews Neil LaBute's "Filthy Talk for Troubled Times" at City Garage.

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Huntington director unmasks parents' rage in 'Carnage' by Jenna Scherer

There's something about seeing your kid threatened that brings out the beast in even the most civilized parents....

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The Grapes of Wrath by Playbill Video

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Nick Jonas Talks How to Succeed in Business… (Video) by Michael Gioia

Pop star Nick Jonas will succeed singer-songwriter Darren Criss in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying beginning Jan. 24; here, he talks about takin…

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Ethan Hawke to Star in Vigilandia Film by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award nominee Ethan Hawke will star in the upcoming film Vigilandia, according to Deadline.com. This futuristic thriller, to be written and directed by James DeMonaco, is being produce…

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Marc Salem to Return to NYC with Mind Over Manhattan by Robby Ritacco

Mentalist Marc Salem's new show Mind Over Manhattan will be presented at the New York Society for Ethical Culture's Concert Hall on Saturdays at 8pm, February 18-March 10. Using p…

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Photo Flash: Inside Situation Cares' CASINO FOR CARES Event by BroadwayWorld

On January 9th, Situation Cares, the charitable arm of Situation Interactive, hosted Casino for Cares at Reflections Studios to raise funds to benefit the Situation CaresIan Bennett Memorial…

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Check Out Nick Jonas’s Photo Shoot for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

A Jonas brother looking cute in a bow tie? Makes sense.

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

The Broadway cast of Chinglish wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and welcomes you to the Year of the Dragon!

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Public Sings! Benefit Lines Up Laura Benanti, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Raúl Esparza and More by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award winners Laura Benanti and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be part of Public Sings!, a benefit for the Public Theater, to be held March 5 at Joe's Pub.

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Lance Bass Hosts Playbill's "Broadway Belt-Off Challenge": Anything Goes vs. Mamma Mia!

Lance Bass (Hairspray, 'N Sync) joins Playbill editor Blake Ross to kick off the first-ever "Broadway Belt-Off Challenge," a competition that pits the talented casts of Anything Goes and Ma…

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Devanand Janki to Direct and Choreograph The Wings of Ikarus Jackson at Kennedy Center by Bethany Rickwald

The Kennedy Center is set to present The Wings of Ikarus Jackson, adapted by Jerome Hairston from the book Wings by Christopher Myers, February 4-19 at the Family Theater. The production wi…

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Guest Picks: Anna Deavere Smith

Playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss bringing her one-woman show, "Let Me Down Easy," to PBS's Great Performances. She also revealed what she's …

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"Broadway Belt-Off Challenge": Anything Goes vs. Mamma Mia!

Playbill kicks off its first-ever "Broadway Belt-Off Challenge," pitting the the casts of Anything Goes and Mamma Mia! against each other in a duel hosted by Lance Bass. Playbill posed the f…

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Review: In The Heights (Broadway in Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

The reason to see In the Heights isn’t for the storyline as much as it is to hear that unstoppable score. There’s also some fantastic dancing, particularly in the first act finale. Recom…

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Four Plays and One Musical Get Spotlight in Roundabout Underground Reading Series by Kenneth Jones

Roundabout Theatre Company's first Roundabout Underground Reading Series will give voice to new works by emerging writers Jordan Seavey, Laura Jacqmin, Joshua Elias Harmon, Emily Schwend…

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Marc Salem's Mind Over Manhattan Will Play NYC by Michael Gioia

Mentalist Marc Salem, who was last seen on Broadway in Marc Salem's Mind Games on Broadway, will return to New York in Mind Over Manhattan beginning Feb. 18 at the Concert Hall in the Ne…

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Paulo Szot, Brian D'Arcy James, Sierra Boggess and Nikki M. James Will Perform at MTC Winter Benefit by Kenneth Jones

Manhattan Theatre Club's annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show, will feature performances by Broadway's Si…

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Sierra Boggess, Brian d'Arcy James, Nikki M. James, Paulo Szot Set for MTC Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Sierra Boggess, Brian d'Arcy James, Nikki M. James, and Paulo Szot will perform in An Intimate Night, Manhattan Theatre Club's annual winter benefit, to be held at The Plaza on Mon…

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Laura Benanti, David Byrne, Lin-Manuel Miranda Set for March 5 Public Sings! Benefit Concert by Andy Propst

An initial lineup of performers has been announced for Public Sings!, a benefit concert to be held on Monday, January 5 in Joe's Pub. Daisy Prince will direct the performance. The sho…

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#NEWPLAY TV: @upnextbayarea blogs about “Theatre via Livestream” by HowlRound

Reposted from Up Next Blog Two teens converse about #NEWPLAY TV, the #newplay initiative that can be found on newplaytv.info Watch live streaming video from newplay at livestream.com Watch …

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

The Broadway cast of Chinglish wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and welcomes you to the Year of the Dragon!

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“True Blood” Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 4 by Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week’s episode of True Blood. (Warning: Spoilers Ahead) — Ring ring, hooker. Ring, ring. It&#…

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How Three Recent Films Woke Me Up by Mark Blankenship

That’s the thing about stupors: You don’t realize you’re in one until you’ve been shaken awake. In the last few weeks, three films have grabbed me by the shoulders an…

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Movin’ on up! by Mark Blankenship

Hey everyone! Other than the True Blood Sucker Punch, which will arrive tomorrow, The Critical Condition is going to be dormant this week… because I am moving to Manhattan. Woo-hoo! Bu…

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In Praise Of: Gary Cole by Doug Strassler

By DOUG STRASSLER In the past, many of the actors I have written about in this column have fallen under the label of “It’s That Guy!,” performers who may be recognizable but are not ne…

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Get the point? Good. Let’s dance. by Mark Blankenship

Whoo, lord! I’ve written two lengthy essays for The Critical Condition this week, not to mention a lengthy freelance article and a story for TDF STAGES (the online theatre magazine tha…

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“True Blood” Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 6 by Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week’s episode of True Blood. (Warning: Spoilers Ahead) — What a difference a year makes, you guy…

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The Ups and Downs of “Wipeout” by Mark Blankenship

Hey everyone! I’m back… and now I live in Manhattan. Whoa! And you know what I’ve discovered? Nothing helps me come down from a hectic day of moving like an hour of Wipeout…

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“True Blood” Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 5 by Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week’s episode of True Blood. (Warning: Spoilers Ahead) — This episode, “Trouble,” wa…

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Food For Thought by Doug Strassler

By DOUG STRASSLER I have a problem. See, as an equal opportunity entertainment guy, I catch a lot. I watch a lot of movies, I listen to a lot of music, I see as many shows and concerts as th…

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Re-Learning to Like Gwyneth Paltrow by Mark Blankenship

Until yesterday, I hadn’t heard of Country Strong, a film that’s being released on December 22. It’s written and directed by Shana Feste, produced by Tobey Maguire (!), and…

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World Premiere of Good Goods to Feature De'Adre Aziza and Kyle Beltran by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee de’Adre Aziza will be part of the world premiere of Christina Anderson's Good Goods, which will begin Feb. 3 at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

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"Tulpa, or Anne&Me" fundraising campaign ends TODAY by RVCBard

On January 12 at 11:59pm EST, the IndieGoGo campaign for my play, Tulpa, or Anne&Me is ending. Although people have supported the project by contributing a total of about $1,700, there i…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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VIDEO FLASH: January 12 TheaterMania News Minute by Tristan Fuge and Bethany Rickwald

This week, TheaterMania reports on the engagement of Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza, more casting for the Les Miserables film, Estelle Parsons set for Nice Work if You Can Get It, William Sh…

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Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda Previews New Material for Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series by BroadwayWorld

Lincoln Centers acclaimed series American Songbook has returned to the Allen Room for its fourteenth season celebrating the diversity of American popular song. For 16 nights the series is ex…

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SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 2, Episode 5 Gets 1/27 Release by BroadwayWorld

Submissions Only, Broadways favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, will continue its groundbreaking second season this month, when episode five airs on January 27. Additional details about episo…

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Anna Deavere Smith on the PBS Premiere of Let Me Down Easy and Her Life as a Theatrical 'Nomad' by Kathy Henderson

Good news for theater fans who missed the 2009 off-Broadway production (and subsequent national tour) of Let Me Down Easy: Anna Deavere Smith’s tour-de-force solo show, which examines …

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Olympic Champ Apolo Anton Ohno Bounces Off the Walls with Reeve Carney at Spider-Man by Broadway.com

Apolo Anton Ohno and Spider-Man have more things in common than you might think. Not only do both men have a high-flying need for speed, but Spidey and the eight-time Olympic speedskating me…

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Porgy and Bess' Phillip Boykin on Finding Inspiration From Audra, Suzan-Lori and Mom by Josh Ferri

Age & Hometown: 43; Greenville, South Carolina. “I don't mind sharing my age because I've dreamed of being on Broadway for a long time. I tell young people, ‘Never gi…

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Theater review: 'Awake in a World That Encourages Sleep' at the Electric Lodge by Margaret K. Gray

Margaret Gray reviews Raymond J. Barry's new play, "Awake in a World That Encourages Sleep," at the Electric Lodge.

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Jeremy Jordan returns to 'Newsies' for Broadway by Mark Kennedy

The actor whose role as the bank-robbing male lead in the musical "Bonnie & Clyde" was cut short last month by poor ticket sales, has jumped aboard the Broadway-bound "Newsies," a musi…

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Olympics will boost theatre - Tim Rice by Oli Stratford

Lyricist Tim Rice has rejected claims made by his former collaborator Andrew Lloyd Webber that the Olympics will cause "a bloodbath of a summer" for London theatres.

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Cedric the Entertainer Lands TVLand Series by Brian Scott Lipton

Cedric the Entertainer, who co-starred in the 2008 Broadway revival of American Buffalo, will star in a new series for TVLand, according to Deadline.com. The series, to be co-written by th…

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Tony Drazan, Israel Horovitz Set for Richard Vetere's A Life in the Theater Celebration by Andy Propst

An initial lineup of participants has been announced for A Life in the Theater, a 60th birthday celebration for playwright Richard Vetere to be held at the Cherry Lane Theater on Sunday, Jan…

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My Name Is Asher Lev to Replace Sophie's Choice in Long Wharf Season by Andy Propst

Aaron Posner's adaptation of Chaim Potok's 1972 novel My Name Is Asher Leve has been added to the Long Wharf Theatre's 2011-2012 season, to run May 2-27. It replaces David Ri…

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Get a First Look at War Horse’s New Leading Man, Andrew Durand by Broadway.com

The Tony-winning drama War Horse is set to welcome new cast members on January 12 at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater. Spring Awakening and Yank veteran Andrew …

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Take a First Look at Catfish Row in Porgy and Bess Video Footage by Broadway.com

Porgy and Bess, starring four-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier, officially opens January 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Broadway.com already gave you…

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

The Broadway cast of Chinglish wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and welcomes you to the Year of the Dragon!

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'Dream On' Actress Stars In 'Boeing-Boeing' At Hartford Stage by Frank Rizzo,

Denny Dillon Finds Other Roles in TV, Film and Art   Follow CT Lifestyle & Entertainment News On The Courant's Features Buzz Facebook PageDenny Dillon has lived an improvised life.

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Theater openings, 1/13/2012 by The Denver Post

Curious Theatre's "9 Circles"Through Feb. 18: Bill Cain's new play is the story of the young and disturbed soldier Daniel Reeves, who is on trial for war crimes committed during his tour in

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German Production of Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest Staged Live on Facebook by Michael Gioia

Effi Briest, the stage adaptation of Theodor Fontane's 1894 serial novel of the same name, made its world premiere Jan. 9 on Maxim Gorki Theater's "online Facebook stage," …

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Lepage’s Blue Dragon breathes fire onstage by Martin Morrow

A poignant story of love, loss and loneliness, set against the backdrop of China rising, comes to life at the Royal Alex

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Roundabout Underground Reading Series to Launch on February 6 by Brian Scott Lipton

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the Roundabout Underground Reading Series, which will feature a nightly reading of a new play written and directed by an emerging artist, February 6-1…

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Joey Arias, Judy Gold, Sherry Vine Set for American Cancer Society Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Judy Gold will host ENCORE For Hope, a benefit for the American Cancer Society with monies raised going to support the organization's efforts within the LGBT community. The event will b…

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Oh, My Loves! Broadway-Bound Ghost Stars Caissie Levy & Richard Fleeshman Welcome New London Headliners by Broadway.com

As Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman prepare to cross the pond to play the leading lovers of Ghost on Broadway beginning March 15, they’re saying goodbye to London and hello to new We…

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Theater review: "Bring it On" is airy, aerial action by Claire Martin

The new musical version of "Bring It On," playing at the Buell Theatre through Jan. 21, is as determinedly animated as a pep rally, full of kinetic energy and nearly relentless optimism &md…

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Roundabout announces Roundabout Underground Reading Series by Amy Kass

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY Announces Roundabout Underground Reading Series In celebration of five critically-acclaimed seasons of Roundabout Underground productions. February 6 -10 at 7PM At…

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UPDATED: Gideon Grody-Patinkin Joined Mandy Patinkin for Jan. 11 Matinee of An Evening by Andrew Gans

Gideon Grody-Patinkin, Mandy Patinkin's younger son, made his Broadway debut at the Jan. 11 matinee performance of An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.

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Signature in the Schools to Present World Premiere of Joe Calarco's Un-American by Bethany Rickwald

The Arlington-based Signature Theatre's "Signature in the Schools" program will present two free public performances of the world premiere of Un-American, February 6 and 10. …

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Sean Graney’s ‘These Seven Sicknesses,’ Sophocles at Flea by Erik Piepenburg

Sean Graney’s five-hour version of the seven extant Sophocles plays, “These Seven Sicknesses,” comes to the Flea Theater in New York.

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The Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Stir up Trouble at Sister Act by Broadway.com

After a busy morning on The Today Show, TV hosts and theater lovers Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb left the studio behind and headed to Broadway for a little spiritual healing! On January …

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

The Broadway cast of Chinglish wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and welcomes you to the Year of the Dragon!

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Cast Set for Rob Ackerman's Call Me Waldo Off-Broadway by Dan Bacalzo

Matthew Boston, Brian Dykstra, Rita Rehn, and Jennifer Dorr White will star in the world premiere of Rob Ackerman's Call Me Waldo, to be presented Off-Broadway by Working Theatre, at th…

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Blog: Year of the Producer Blog: The Journey from Actor to Producer

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

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Review - Lysistrata Jones on Broadway by Christopher Caggiano

As you may know, the terminally perky little musical Lysistrata Jones closed this past weekend on Broadway after only 30 performances, despite a near-rave from Ben Brantley of the New York T…

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Sally Wingert and Joe Minjares Cast in World Premiere of Josh Tobiessen's Crashing the Party by Michael Gioia

Mixed Blood Theatre will present the world premiere of Josh Tobiessen's Crashing the Party, beginning Feb. 10 for a limited engagement through March 4.

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Long Wharf Cancels "Sophie's Choice" Run in Spring by Frank Rizzo

Script Not Ready; "My Name Is Asher Lev" Fills InGordon Edelstein had a tough choice to make but the artistic director of New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre decided to pull the plug of the up…

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'Intergalactic Nemesis': From Radio To Page To Stage

Three actors, one foley artist, one keyboardist and 1,200 graphic novel images share the stage in the performance of this live-action, science-fiction graphic novel. The Intergalactic Nemesi…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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TheaterMania News Minute 1/12/2012 by TheaterMania

TheaterMania News Minute 1/12/2012 Be in the know about Broadway news in less than a minute From: theatermania Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:11 More in Entertainment

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BWW Cincinnati 2011 Awards Winners Announced! by BroadwayWorld

After an intense internal auditing process, the results are in for the 2011 Cincinnati Awards This year's awards broke traffic records and we couldn't be more excited to announce the 2011 Br…

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STAGE TUBE: Inside Nick Jonas' HOW TO SUCCEED Photo Shoot! by Stage Tube

Following Darren Criss' engagement in Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEDD IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Broadway veteran Nick Jonas will climb the corporate ladder as Broadway's next J. Pierrepon…

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Happy Birthday, Naya Rivera! Watch Santana’s Best Sassy Moments on Glee by Broadway.com

Glee’s Naya Rivera celebrates her 25th birthday today! A breakout star of the hit FOX series, her character Santana has had an extraordinary season so far as she embraced her sexuality…

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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Hosts LBGT Night January 19 by BroadwayWorld

Thursday, January 19th is LGBT NIGHT at SILENCE! THE MUSICAL - The Unauthorized Parody of The Silence of the Lambs. Tickets are available at only $35! Package includes admission to a special…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Rap, Politics and Sondheim to Lincoln Center

Tony-winning composer and original star of In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda kicked off the 14th season of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series on Jan. 11 with his rendition of Jay-Z…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

God's Plot at Shotgun PlayersLast night was my first theatregoing experience of 2012. I kicked off this new year by going to see Shotgun Player's production of God's Plot by Mark Jackson.And…

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Luke Mannikus | Priscilla Queen of the Desert by Givenik

Luke Mannikus | Priscilla Queen of the Desert To celebrate Kids' Night on Broadway in February, Givenik.com gave Luke Mannikus, who is currently playing "Benji" in Bette Midle…

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PHOTO FLASH: Broadway Spider-Man's Craig Henningsen, Matthew James Thomas, Chris Tierney at Student Talk-Back by Dan Bacalzo

Craig Henningsen, Matthew James Thomas, and Chris Tierney, who perform the role of Spider-Man in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, participated in a talkback with 200 middle sch…

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Amas Musical Theatre, Lillias White to Honor B. Smith, 4/2 by BroadwayWorld

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 43rd Year with a Gala evening on Monday, April 2th, featuring a special concert by Tony-Winner, Lillias White. The Amas Benefit Event honors the iconi…

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STAGE TUBE: Eponine Flashback- Ruffelle Sings 'On My Own' by Stage Tube

With all the hooplah surrounding the casting of Taylor Swift, who has yet to be officially announced, in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Les Miserables, it seemed like the perfect time…

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Gideon Grody-Patinkin Joined Mandy Patinkin for Jan. 11 Matinee of An Evening by Andrew Gans

Gideon Grody-Patinkin, Mandy Patinkin's younger son, made his Broadway debut at the Jan. 11 matinee performance of An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.

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ArtsBeat: Start the Presses: Jeremy Jordan Will Star in 'Newsies' on Broadway by Scott Heller

Rising musical theater actor Jeremy Jordan will again play the lead role of Jack Kelly when "Newsies," a musical adaptation of the film, opens on Broadway in March.

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STAGE TUBE: Broadway-Bound Caissie Levy & Richard Fleeshman Say Goodbye to GHOST UK by Stage Tube

In advance of the Broadway transfer of Ghost The Musical, Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy handed over the leading roles of Sam Wheat and Molly Jensen as they are headed for Broadway. Mark…

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Watch Nick Jonas Don His Bow Tie for a How to Succeed Photo Shoot by Broadway.com

Teen heartthrob Nick Jonas is all ready to begin his run as J. Pierrepont Finch in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 24, but first, he has to try on …

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Industry Ticket Offers by Chicago Plays

Enron - TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave., is offering $15 industry tickets to all preview performances January 17 - 26. For tickets call 773.281.8463 x6 and mention code indu…

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Marketa Irglova, Taylor Mac Set for Joe's Pub Appearances in February by Andy Propst

Taylor Mac and his band will offer a single performance of The 1920s at Joe's Pub on February 12 at 9pm. The performance is part of Mac's development process for The History of …

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STAGE TUBE: Lea Michele Accepts People's Choice Award! by Stage Tube

Last night at the People's Choice Awards Broadway veteran Lea Michele took home the prize for 'Favorite TV Comedy Actress' for playing Rachel in FOX's GLEE. Check out her acceptance speech b…

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TheatreScene Online: Gotta Dance! on Broadway.com by JK

People ask me all the time, "Which Broadway website do like the most?"  Generally, I answer, "Playbill.com."  But more and more, lately I've come to appreciate Broadway.com.  …

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Red Bull Will Stage Workshop of The Aeneid With Music By Duncan Sheik; Casting Announced by Adam Hetrick

The Red Bull Theater has announced plans for a workshop of Olivier Kemeid's adaptation of The Aeneid, featuring music by Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik, Feb. 1…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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THE SCREENING ROOM: Highlights from the Broadway-Bound Musical Once (Video) by Michael Gioia

Once, the Broadway-bound musical that will conclude its sold-out run at Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop Jan. 15, will begin previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Feb. 28, pr…

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BWW TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez Perform 'Empire State Of Mind' at AMERICAN SONGBOOK! by BroadwayWorld TV

TV Lin-Manuel Miranda amp Mandy Gonzalez Perform 'Empire State Of Mind' at AMERICAN SONGBOOKLincoln Centers acclaimed series American Songbook has returned to the Allen Room for its fourteen…

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Wagner College Theatre 2011-2012 Season to Continue at Snug Harbor Cultural Center by Chris Luner

In the Summer of 2011, Wagner College shut down their Main Hall building on campus for a seven million dollar renovation which was slated to last for the summer months including a variety of…

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Liza Forrester, Andrew Garland Set for NYFOS' A Modern Person's Guide to Hooking Up and Breaking Up by Bethany Rickwald

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) has announced updated casting for the previously reported A Modern Person's Guide to Hooking Up and Breaking Up, to be presented February 14 and 16 at…

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MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive Charity Partners Program by Chicago Plays

Looking for a fun and easy summer fundraiser for your non-profit organization? Apply to the MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive Charity Partners Program. Give your supporters an enjoyable way t…

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Jeremy Jordan returns to 'Newsies' for Broadway by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- For Jeremy Jordan, bad news for "Bonnie & Clyde" means good news for "Newsies."...

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The Story of Musicals has its high notes by Michael Billington

The BBC4 series is better on anecdotes than ideas, so it's at its best when it stops drum-beating and deals with specificsCatch up with The Story of Musicals on iPlayerI'm enjoying BBC4's se…

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More from Andrew Gerle and The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition by Performing Arts Books

More from Andrew Gerle and The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition Written By Andrew Gerle "I am your a…

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Joyce DeWitt, Tab Hunter to Star in Love Letters in North Carolina by Andy Propst

Joyce DeWitt and Tab Hunter will co-star in the Judson Theatre Company's production of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, to run January 19-22 at the Owens Auditorium in Pinehurst, North …

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UP ON THE MARQUEE: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! by Peter James Zielinski

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's hit production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, directed by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director Des McAnu…

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Exclusive: Scott Faris to Direct William Shatner on Broadway by Rialto Chatter

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that director Scott Faris has joined the production team of the Broadway-bound Wililam Shatner's SHATNER'S WORLD WE JUST LIVE IN IT as director. The show will p…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/12- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Stage Tube

Today in 1939, The Importance of Being Earnest opened at the Vanderbilt Theatre, where it ran for 61 performances. Written by Oscar Wilde, the show was first performed on 14 February 1895 at…

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Squigs Salutes How to Succeed’s Newest Star Darren Criss by Broadway.com

Darren Criss has been making Broadway audiences swoon (and packing the house at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre) as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying's new window wash…

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News: Ellis & Ravens Star in Bennett's Green Forms at Tabard

Actress and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis is returning to the stage for the first time in 15 years later this month to star alongside Jan Ravens in a rare revival of Alan Bennett&#…

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"Where Do I Go?": Hair First National Tour Will Conclude Jan. 29 by Adam Hetrick

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair will conclude its run Jan. 29 in Cleveland, OH.

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New Theatre to Present World Premiere of Robert Caisley's Winter by Bethany Rickwald

New Theatre is to present the world premiere of Winter by Robert Caisley, February 3-19 at the theater's new home at at The Roxy Performing Art Center. Artistic Director Ricky J. Marti…

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Duncan Sheik Composes Music for Red Bull's The Aeneid Workshop by Dan Bacalzo

Tony-winning composer and pop star Duncan Sheik has composed music for Red Bull's "In the Raw" workshop presentation of Olivier Kemeid's The Aeneid, inspired by Virgil an…

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Jeremy Jordan Will Star in Broadway’s Newsies by Broadway.com

Jeremy Jordan, star of the short-lived musical Bonnie & Clyde, will return to Broadway this spring as Jack Kelly in Disney’s stage adaptation of Newsies. Jordan created the role of…

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Spring Space Availability at Chicago Dramatists by Chicago Plays

Chicago Dramatists has rental space available for a 6 week commitment, beginning March 26th and ending May 6th. Rental fee is $1,150 a week; this includes: Lobby, Bar Service, Lighting and S…

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Jordan Back in Newsies by Michael Block

Jeremy Jordan is thanking someone for the early closing of Bonnie and Clyde because a month later, he probably wouldn't have been so lucky...lucky enough to star on the Broadway bow of Newsi…

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Jeremy Jordan returns to 'Newsies' for Broadway by Mark Kennedy

For Jeremy Jordan, bad news for "Bonnie & Clyde" means good news for "Newsies." The actor whose role as the bank-robbing male lead in the musical "Bonnie & Clyde" was cut short last …

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Rehearsal Space Availability at Gorilla Tango Theatre by Chicago Plays

Hey! Looking for someplace to rehearse? Gorilla Tango Theatre has rental rooms available for just $12/hour!Rooms can be rented out online with a credit card at www.gorillatango.com/portal. C…

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Moira Buffini, Christoper Hampton, Aaron Sorkin Nominated for USC Libraries Scripter Award by Brian Scott Lipton

Nominees have been announced for the 24th annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards, which honors the authors and screenwriters of "the year's most accomplished cinematic adaptation,&qu…

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Watch Glee Star Lea Michele’s People’s Choice Awards Acceptance Speech by Broadway.com

Broadway veterans dominated the People’s Choice Awards on January 11. Neil Patrick Harris (Rent, Cabaret, Assassins) won the award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor for his work on CBS&rsqu…

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Do people really finance shows from Kickstarter? Results revealed! by Ken Davenport

It has been almost two years since I blogged about the kickstart of Kickstarter (read the original post here). There's no question that this previously little and now big dot-com has had a s…

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Davy Jones, Leon Russell, Dionne Warwick Set for La Mirada Theatre's March Madness by Bethany Rickwald

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is to present March Madness, a month of rock and roll concerts and shows. The month kicks off with 2011 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of F…

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Best of 2011: Ad Campaigns by Loganne

Innovative ideas, A-List Celebrity, or just plain Luck Traditionally, word-of-mouth is noted as the most influential factor in show selection. Advertisements can only do so much to situate t…

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Bonnie & Clyde's Jeremy Jordan Will Star in Broadway's Newsies by Andrew Gans

Jeremy Jordan, the recent Bonnie & Clyde star who created the role of rebellious newsboy leader Jack Kelly in Newsies last fall at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, will play that r…

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Lea Michele, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman and More Win 2012 People's Choice Awards by Michael Gioia

The 2012 People's Choice Awards, hosted by Kaley Cuoco, were presented Jan. 11 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and broadcast on CBS. Spring Awakening and "Glee" star Lea Michele…

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The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS - "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" - Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis by Broadway's Best Shows

The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS now comes to Broadway in a stunning and stirring new staging, featuring such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of No…

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Jeremy Jordan to Star in Broadway Production of Newsies by Dan Bacalzo

Jeremy Jordan will once again star as rebellious newsboy leader Jack Kelly when the musical Newsies makes its Broadway premire at the Nederlander Theatre, with performances beginning March 1…

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Seattle Cast of Double Indemnity to Reprise Roles for San Jose Run by Dan Bacalzo

John Bogar, Jessica Martin, Carrie Paff, Mark Anderson Phillips and Richard Ziman - who starred in the world premiere stage adaptation of Double Indemnity at Seattle's A Contemporary Th…

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It's Official: Jeremy Jordan to Star in NEWSIES on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Though you probably read the news exclusively here on BroadwayWorld.com back on January 4, it's now official - Jeremy Jordan, who created the role of rebellious newsboy leader Jack Kelly in …

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Darren Criss Interview on Opening Night of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by TheaterMania

TheaterMania interviews Darren Criss and the company of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on his opening night.

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Alex Webb – on writing and performing his new Civil War drama Amelia by Tim Treanor

At Washington Stage Guild, an extraordinary story about the foot soldiers of history. History is a tale written by the victors, Machiavelli tells us. But it is usually lived by the losers …

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The Phantom of the Opera London footage - Hi-Res by The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera London footage - Hi-Res http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com Hi-resolution trailer for the London production of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatr…

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Radio: WOS Radio: Theatregoers Level Up at Pippin Q&A

Last night (11 January) over 100 theatregoers made their way to the Menier Chocolate Factory for the first major revival of Steven Schwartz's darkly humorous coming-of-age story Pippin which…

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Wit on Broadway by TheaterMania

A conversation with Cynthia Nixon and cast about Wit.

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Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano Will Play Symphony Space in April by Andrew Gans

Thirty-six composers from the worlds of jazz, classical, musical theatre, pop and film will be represented in Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, which will be presented at Symph…

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Velvet Underground sues Andy Warhol Foundation saying iconic banana design is its own by Larry Neumeister

The Velvet Underground says the banana design created by Andy Warhol and used on album cover should not be used by or sold for use by others.

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I AM THEATRE: Chi-wang Yang by Theatre Communications Group

Chi-wang Yang is a Los Angeles-based director of theater and performance. Whether in the form of plays, operas, concerts, or installation, his work is intensely physical, experimental, and c…

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Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Legit Reviews||Regional: Those wishing columnist Molly Ivins (1944-2007) could cast her caustic, gimlet eye on the GOP primary doings will likely be drawn like a magnet to the G…

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Phantom Sequel Love Never Dies Opens in Sydney Jan. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Christine and the Phantom chase romance to turn-of-the-century Coney Island in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's lavish sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, which opens Jan. 12 in Sy…

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Andrew Durand, Leah Hofmann, et al. Join Cast of WAR HORSE Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Beginning tonight, Thursday, January 12, 2012, Harlan Bengel, Lute Breuer, Hunter Canning, Anthony Cochrane, Andrew Durand, Ben Horner, Leah Hofmann, Tessa Klein, David Lansbury, David Manis…

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HAIR Costars Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young Dating by BroadwayWorld

According to People Magazine, Broadway veterans Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young have just revealed that they are indeed a couple. The duo has not only shared the the American Idol stage, but the…

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Weekend Hot List

ALL WEEKEND Super Sesame Super Grover has a problem in "Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes." That means Elmo has to kick into action this weekend at Consol Energy Center as Captain Fuzz…

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The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS - "There's A Boat Leaving Soon" - David Alan Grier by Broadway's Best Shows

The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS now comes to Broadway in a stunning and stirring new staging, featuring such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of No…

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Chicago helps inspire playwright of 'A Steady Rain'

A piece of Chicago's "in-your-face theater" comes to the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

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Ricky Martin on Playing 'Che' in Broadway's EVITA by BroadwayWorld

Music superstar RickyMartin will soon star as Ch alongside Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris in the upcoming Broadway revival of EVITA, ans Martin revealed to V Magazine that he's excited to …

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Joe Minjares, Sally Wingert to Star in Mixed Blood Theatre's Crashing the Party by Bethany Rickwald

Mixed Blood Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere of Josh Tobiessen's comedy Crashing the Party, to run February 10-March 4. Sarah Rasmussen will direct. In the play, C…

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‘Leap of Faith’ Targeting Broadway Run for Spring 2012 by David Rogers

The new musical “Leap of Faith” will begin productions on Broadway April 3 at the St. James Theater, it was announced on Thursday. The announcement was somewhat unusual by Broadway stand…

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Victoria Clark Replaces Peters as ‘Follies’ Hits Los Angeles by David Rogers

Bernadette Peters will not revive her role as Sally Durant Plummer in this year’s Los Angeles run of the classic musical “Follies,” and will be replaced by Tony Award winner Victoria C…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Staged Reading of Class to Benefit The Actors Fund by Andrew Gans

The Falcon Theatre will present a staged reading of Charles Evered's Class Jan. 18 to benefit the Actors Fund.

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Magic Theatre to Present Free Performance of Lloyd Suh's Jesus in India by Dan Bacalzo

Magic Theatre, in conjunction with Laney College Theater Arts, will present a free of charge performance of playwright Lloyd Suh's Jesus In India at Laney College Theater, on Saturday, …

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:59AM

Kreskin by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of The Amazing Kreskin (born George Joseph Krsge in 1935). I undoubtedly first encountered him on The Tonight Show or some such similar venue years ago, but — iro…

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Save on Tix to NYCC Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG! by Contests

The Theatrical Event That Everyone Has Been Waiting For Is Just A Month Away New York City Center Encores Presents MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

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Daniel Swee on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Casting Director by American Theatre Wing

Daniel Swee on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Casting Director Daniel Swee appearing on the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre show, "The Casting Director"…

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Casting Complete for Arvada Center's Chess by Andrew Gans

Casting has been announced for The Arvada Center's upcoming production of Chess, A Musical, which will run March 27-April 15 in the Main Stage Theater.

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Tara Rubin and David Caparelliotis on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Casting Director by American Theatre Wing

Tara Rubin and David Caparelliotis on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Casting Director Tara Rubin and David Caparelliotis appearing on the American Theatre Wing's Working in the …

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David Caparelliotis on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Casting Director by American Theatre Wing

David Caparelliotis on ATW's Working in the Theatre - The Casting Director David Caparelliotis appearing on the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre show, "The Castin…

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PHOTO FLASH: Kerry Butler, Christine Ebersole, Adam Pascal Celebrate rj productions new york by Andy Propst

rj productions new york celebrated its 12th anniversary on January 8 with a concert and party at REMI Restaurant. Judy Gold and Bruce Vilanch hosted the performance. Among the performers a…

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In Conversation With... Moisés Kaufman by American Theatre Wing and SDCF

In July 2011, Thomas Kail sat in conversation with Moisés Kaufman at the SDC offices. In this exchange, Thomas and Moises traverse career beginnings, varying paths of directors, and the st…

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Variation #42: Sasha Kovacs by Praxis

Text: There is a village which sits on my shoulders like a vulture … Despite this O my village I uninvited relate with you as you fly within and outside of me like a vulture - Sukhveer…

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PHOTO FLASH: West End and Broadway Casts of Ghost the Musical Meet Up by Dan Bacalzo

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy -- who originated the roles of Sam Wheat and Molly Jensen in both the West End and world premier Manchester productions of Ghost the Musical -- officially …

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:29AM

Ghost the Musical's Caissie Levy & Richard Fleeshman Say Farewell by Ghost The Musical

Ghost the Musical's Caissie Levy & Richard Fleeshman Say Farewell Leave You Good Luck Messages Here:- http://facebook.com/ghostthemusical Ghost the Musical's Caissie Levy &…

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William Shatner to boldly go back to Broadway by Matt Trueman

Veteran Star Trek actor to debut autobiographical one-man show, Shatner's World: We All Just Live in It, in FebruaryGalloping around the cosmos is a game for the young. Autobiographical solo…

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Noises off: is theatre just for white people? by Matt Trueman

A blog on the racial makeup of US theatre unpacks issues: if Ibsen writes a female character, it is accepted. But a different race? The thin ice is waiting …Imagine a slippery slope made o…

Linked From The Guardian at 09:23AM

Shit Liza Minnelli Says

Every time I watch a YouTube video of "Shit Some Fool Says to Some Other Fool" I think, "This will be the last one I'll think is funny." Well, leave it to show-biz legend Liza Minnelli (or s…

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We help new talent with £620k of Stage Scholarships by Alistair Smith

The Stage this week unveils its largest ever bank of scholarships for aspiring performers and theatre staff, with 72 awards on offer across 17 schools, worth a total of up to £620,000.

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William Shatner to present one-man show on Broadway by Judd Hollander

Actor William Shatner, probably best known for his role as Captain James T Kirk from the 1960s television series Star Trek, will bring his one-man show to Broadway in February.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman, Lea Michele Win People's Choice Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

The winners of the 2012 People's Choice Awards were announced on Wednesday, January 11 and aired live on CBS-TV. Among the evening's winners were Morgan Freeman (Favorite Movie Ic…

Linked From TheaterMania at 09:01AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Blog: Pippin Cast Are Game at WOS Q&A

Undaunted by mixed reviews over 100 theatregeoers made their way to the Menier Chocolate Factory last night (11 January 2012) to see the first major revival of Steven Schwartz's darkly humor…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 08:43AM

City Theatre's 'Through the Night' explores men's vulnerabilities

For a man with dozens of voices swirling in his head, Daniel Beaty has a singular vision of "the solo play," his way of explaining his acclaimed shows such as "Through the Night," which he w…

Linked From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:43AM

Fuse Theater Review: A Rewarding “Red” by Arts Fuse Editor

"Red" is a drama about the modern artist and his place in art history: at the center is Mark Rothko's confrontation with fame and the commoditization of creativity in the contemporary art wo…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 08:22AM

Cast Set for Hartford Stage's "The Whipping Man" by Frank Rizzo

Josh Landay, Che Ayende (Hartford Stage’s “Fences,” “The Cook,” “Resurrection”) and Leon Addison Brown (“The Orphans’ Home Cycle&rdqu…

Linked From Hartford Courant at 08:11AM

Sin City-charged revue does right by Ol' Blue Eyes by Chris Jones

A little time in Las Vegas, or the symbolic equivalent thereof, is good for all of us, I always say. It worked for Frank Sinatra, who knew to spend a whole lot more time at The Sands than Th…

Linked From Chicago Tribune at 08:10AM

Feature: Queen Latifah Makes Some Noise by Ann Lieber

The award-winning performer discusses her new film, Joyful Noise, working with Dolly Parton, and coming to Broadway.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Exclusive Preview of New CD from Broadway’s T. Oliver Reid by Tom Mizer

Is there anything more satisfying than watching good people get their breakthrough moment? T. Oliver Reid has been a consistent ensemble player in some of the biggest Broadway shows of the l…

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Bernin' Love by Deni Kasrel

Sandra Bernhard makes it personal in her spontaneous one-woman mini-musical.

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'Memphis' writer keeps the upbeat

When David Bryan phones from a stage in Houston, the Bon Jovi keyboardist isn't calling to discuss his band's tour updates or studio news.

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'Jersey Boys' sets box-office record at Forrest

Jersey Boys, which will end its five-week run at the Forrest Theatre on Saturday, set records when the national tour was here last winter - and now it's setting new ones. The musical, still …

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Lucie Arnaz and Bill Irwin Co-Hosts the 10th Annual Nightlife Awards at Town Hall by Suzanna Bowling

Lucie Arnaz and Bill Irwin Co-Hosts the 10th Annual Nightlife Awards at Town Hall: In honor of the 10th Anniversary of The Nightlife Awards, the show's creator/producer, Scott Siegel has ann…

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Marilyn Maye, Maya Days and More Star in Scott Siegel’s Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny! by Suzanna Bowling

Marilyn Maye, Maya Days and More Star in Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo: A Show Tune Hootenanny!: The new cast for Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo this coming Thursday night, January 12th…

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'Austin the Unstoppable': Raising awareness about childhood obesity and its health problems by Peggy McGlone

The musical comedy, which premiered Wednesday in New Brunswick, uses middle school humor (think burping jokes) and sincere family situations

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Clear Channel and the Times Square Alliance Create New State of the Art Billboard by Suzanna Bowling

Clear Channel and the Times Square Alliance Create New State of the Art Billboard: Clear Channel and the Times Square Alliance have partnered to launch a state-of-the-art digital billboard …

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Hubbard Street kicks off New Works fest

Not every dancer is a choreographer. But for years now, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, like many companies worldwide, has realized that identifying and nurturing potential dancemaking talent …

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BWW's On This Day - January 12, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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NY Review: 'Porgy and Bess' by Erik Haagensen

This romanticized, politically correct revision of George Gershwin's landmark opera attempts to turn it into a Broadway musical but only succeeds in significantly cheapening it.

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Porgy and Bess by Erik Haagensen

This romanticized, politically correct revision of George Gershwin's landmark opera attempts to turn it into a Broadway musical but only succeeds in significantly cheapening it.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Kreutzer Sonata ****

It is two years since Nancy Harris's riveting adaptation of Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata premiered at the Gate. Now the play returns with the same cast and creative team in advance of a tra…

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Offer: Preview Tickets Just £16 for THE PITCHFORK DISNEY at the Arcola Theatre

Preview tickets just £16 between 25-31 January for The Pitchfork Disney at the Arcola Theatre

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Creating Our Own Reality by Don Hall

According to my grandma, she just bought my mom a car, takes no medicine, and hasn't had dinner but isn't hungry.My grandma lives in a care facility (in the parlance of a less cautious age, …

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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The Table, Soho Theatre, London

The latest show from puppet theatre company Blind Summit goes from puppet stand-up to blockbuster movie effects in doodled form. Performed with deadpan precision, The Table is ambitious, une…

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The Art of Concealment, Jermyn Street Theatre, London 

Jermyn Street Theatre, which has just deservedly won The Stage's  Fringe Theatre of the Year Award, kicked off 2011 with Less Than Kind, a fascinating, hitherto unperformed draft of an earl…

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Blog: Becoming An Actor: Actors Behaving Badly

No one will have forgotten Christian Bale’s rather dramatic, and perhaps slightly over zealous, temper tantrum a few years ago on the set of one of the many generic Terminator films. H…

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The Nutcracker (Royal Ballet) by Robert Walport

The Royal Ballet's "Nutcracker" marks the final Nutcracker in my self designed, transatlantic Nutcracker Festival that has taken in six different productions of Tchaikovsky's magnificent wor…

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Review: The Pajama Men - In The Middle of No One ****

Spending the night with this pajama-clad comic duo is a bit like handing over the keys to your mini and asking the local fruitcake to take you for a spin: you could end up anywhere and meet …

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Blog: Nothing On Noises Off

The middle Act One of Michael Frayn's three Act Ones in Noises Off -- the first in rehearsal, the second backstage, the third in a disastrous performance -- takes place at a Wednesday m…

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Desperately Seeking Arts Managers by Joe Patti

Artsjournal.com had a link to a story on ArtSeek about the difficulty arts organizations in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth area were having finding arts managers. A good many positions are goi…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Sondheim To Write New Songs For Film Version Of Into The Woods

The Hollywood Reporter 01/10/12

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Why Doesn't Ireland Produce Musicals?

The Guardian (UK) 01/11/12

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Review: The Table by Jake Orr

Blind Summit do puppetry well. In fact, they do it bloody brilliantly and The Table is most definitely proof of this. Launching the 2012 London International Mime Festival, Blind Summit brin…

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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The Year in Songs 2011: #10-1 by Mark Blankenship

[#20-11; #30-21; #40-31] [Last year's countdown] The time has come… the time to get down with our baddest selves, to weep our most beautiful tears. It’s time to unveil the year&#…

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Porgy and Bess, Starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis, Opens on Broadway by Broadway.com

The anticipated restaging of the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier, opens January 12 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Featuring a revised…

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Black Rep, West End Players mount new productions

Two veteran St. Louis companies — the 101-year-old West End Players Guild and the Black Rep, practically a newcomer at 35 — have just opened polished productions that deliberately defy s…

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The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Opens on Broadway Tonight (VIDEO)

The Broadway revival of The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS officially opens on Broadway tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street, between 8th Avenue and Broadway).

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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'Wikiplay' tells Assange's story up to the most recent chapter

In September 2011, Julian Assange's unofficial autobiography was published. It told of his nomadic childhood in Australia, his account of the events leading up to the sexual assault allegati…

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Tharp’s over-the-top ‘Come Fly Away’ doesn’t do it Sinatra’s way

Listen to Frank Sinatra’s singing and it is the subtle if persistent SUGGESTION of sex (and much else), rather than any obvious simulation of it, that is so impossibly seductive. Watch “…

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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Begins New Winter Schedule by BroadwayWorld

SILENCE The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music amp lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction amp choreography by Christopher Gatte…

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Post-apocalyptic story survives by its wit by Frank Scheck

Flip around the radio dial lately? You probably won’t find anything as entertaining as the programming put on by Soviet Free Radio Order. Especially its “At Home Field Guide,” a homesp…

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Family drama no kin do by Frank Scheck

Bridesburg is a run-down neighborhood in south Philadelphia. If Victor Kaufold’s drama set there is any indication, you won’t want to go there . . . or to “Bridesburg,” for that matt…

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A solid jump for Joyce by Leigh Witchel

David Parsons is a whiz at whipping up entertaining dances — with a thick, ingratiating layer of cheese. So it’s a pleasant surprise to see his current show is still entertaining, but wi…

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Georganne Aldrich Heller by League of Professional Theatre Women

President of Irish Theatre & Film Production New York, New York USA In November will be celebrating her twenty years in producing new Irish Drama in New York and Los Angeles honored by T…

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Boeing-Boeing, With Denny Dillon and Ryan Farley, Lands in Hartford Jan. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Denny Dillon is the omnipresent, no-nonsense maid Berthe in the Hartford Stage production of Marc Camoletti's Tony Award-winning comedy Boeing-Boeing beginning Ja…

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Andrew Durand and New Company Enlist in Broadway's War Horse Jan. 12 by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award-winning WWI epic War Horse welcomes new members to the Broadway company, including Spring Awakening cast member Andrew Durand in the central role of Albert Narracott, beginnin…

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Passionate Porgy and Bess, With Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald, Opens On Broadway Jan. 12 by Adam Hetrick

Broadway gets a new look at Catfish Row, with fresh dramatic perspective and a cast boasting Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald, in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which officially opens on Br…

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Cate Ryan's The Picture Box Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 12 by Andrew Gans

The Negro Ensemble Company presents Cate Ryan's The Picture Box beginning Jan. 12 at Theatre Row – Beckett Theatre.

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Curtains' Jim Newman Goes The Full Monty in Florida Starting Jan. 12 by Andrew Gans

Jim Newman, whose Broadway credits include Curtains, Minnelli on Minnelli, Steel Pier, Sunset Boulevard and The Who's Tommy, goes The Full Monty in the Riverside Theatre's production…

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The Big Interview: Playwright Ins Choi makes it big with Kim’s Convenience by Richard Ouzounian

Korean-Canadian’s play about a convenience store is poised to open Soulpepper’s 2012 season.

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Two views of China by Michael Crabb

Falun Gong-backed Shen Yun and Beijing-sanctioned Chinese New Year Carnival offer competing views of Chinese culture.

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Retrospective: Cultural Icon Will Munro at the Art Gallery of York University by Murray Whyte, Murray Whyte

A posthumous retrospective of pioneering artist, activist, DJ and general culutral hub Will Munro, who died of brain cancer at 32 last year.

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CPC's Picture of the Week, January 12, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Moi, dans les ruines rouge du siècle at Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui(photo: Stéphanie Capistran-Lalonde)

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City Theatre's 'Through the Night' explores men's vulnerabilities

For a man with dozens of voices swirling in his head, Daniel Beaty has a singular vision of "the solo play," his way of explaining his acclaimed shows such as "Through the Night," which he w…

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Review: THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD by Mitchell Conway

With a title audacious enough to warrant a parody film of a similar title, The Living Theatre's newest production matches that boldness with its vision. Who are you in history? In The Histor…

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