Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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A Brimful of Asha: Review by Robert Crew

Ravi Jain puts his mother Asha in play at Tarragon Extra Space to brilliant effect.

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West End shuffle

Legit News: London venue changes are in the air

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Shows go out with a B.O. bang

Legit News: 'Mountaintop,' 'Follies' in Broadway top 10

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Everything’s roses for ‘Gypsy’ revival at Drury Lane Oakbrook

HEDY WEISS: Take a look at the remarkable revival of “Gypsy” now at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre — a production that explodes with powerhouse singing, meticulously tooled storytelli…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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'Sugar' mixes bitter with sweet by Jenna Scherer

Robbie McCauley is the kind of storyteller whose kitchen you could pass an -afternoon in, a quarter of your attention...

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Everything’s roses for terrific ‘Gypsy’ revival at Drury Lane Oakbrook

HEDY WEISS: Take a look at the remarkable revival of “Gypsy” now at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre — a production that explodes with powerhouse singing, meticulously tooled storytelli…

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Memphis PSA by Memphis The Musical

Memphis PSA Memphis salutes and celebrates significant roles African Americans have played in shaping United States history in this fantastical PSA From: MemphisTheMusical Views: 2 0 r…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Tesla Foiled by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Show #5: Future Motive Power, Mugwumpin, January 21. By Sam Hurwitt It’s hard to imagine what Future Motive Power would have been like if the ensemble Mugwump…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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People You Should Know . . . Leslie Kincaid Burby by Zack

LESLIE KINCAIDBURBY (Director) recently received the New York Innovative Theatre Award for OutstandingDirection of the 2010 WorkShop Theater Company Play in Process production ofEddie Antar'…

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People You Should Know . . . Kelly Anne Burns by Zack

Kelly Anne Burns is an actress/clown, writer,producer, & award-winning director. She most recently was nominated for a2011 New YorkInnovative Theatre Award for'Outstanding Actr…

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Show People with Paul Wontorek: Gavin Creel of "Hair," "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and More by Broadway.com

Show People with Paul Wontorek: Gavin Creel of "Hair," "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and More With an easy charm and a killer singing voice, Gavin Creel has become a fan fa…

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"Macbeth [1969]" Premieres at Long Wharf by Fred Sokol

Adapter/Director Eric Ting's play "Macbeth [1969]" is arresting, startling, and intellectually challenging. Sometimes bombarding one's senses, the Long Wharf world premiere production runs j…

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The Volunteering Blues by Leigh Hile

On Tuesday of this week, I showed up to BikeABQ's first meeting of 2012, with no idea what to expect.Volunteering for the advocacy group has been slow-going so far. Soon after volunteering …

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FLASH FRIDAY: Andrew Lloyd Webber Writes The Music Of The Night by Pat Cerasaro

This weekend, BroadwayWorld will be presenting an illuminating InDepth InterView with legendary composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber all about the enchanting new performance capture film versio…

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Saracho’s Nogalar: Chekhovian Mexicans Via Chicago by Stephanie Jones

Tanya Saracho was born in Mexico, moved to Texas, went to college in Boston, settled in Chicago, and was inspired by a Russian play as she wrote El Nogalar, which is set in Mexico and is ope…

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Millie and Hair Star Gavin Creel on Coming Out, Making ‘Noise’ and Dreaming of a Hippie Heaven by Broadway.com

With an easy charm and a killer singing voice, Gavin Creel has become a fan favorite with star-making turns in Broadway musicals like Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage aux Folles and Ha…

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Watch a Glowing Cynthia Nixon Celebrate Wit’s Opening Night on Broadway by Broadway.com

The stars aligned as Tony winner Cynthia Nixon took the stage January 26 on opening night of Wit. A-listers from the stage and screen flocked to Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. F…

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Broadway Opening Night: "Wit" Starring Cynthia Nixon by Broadway.com

Broadway Opening Night: "Wit" Starring Cynthia Nixon The stars aligned as Tony winner Cynthia Nixon took the stage January 26 on opening night of Wit. A-listers from the stage and…

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Old Friend - "Merrily We Roll Along" Stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Donnell & Celia Keenan-Bolger by Broadway.com

Old Friend - "Merrily We Roll Along" Stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Donnell & Celia Keenan-Bolger There has been a resurgence of the work of Stephen Sondheim this season as N…

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Under Mark Morris, Handel oratorio becomes a visual feast by Sarah Kaufman

Agreed: Mirth, with thee I mean to live. The chorus sings these words at the exultant finish of Mark Morris’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato,” which transforms the Handel or…

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

Nora, CoventryIngmar Bergman's 1981 psychological drama, itself an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's 1879 masterpiece A Doll's House is revived here by director Patricia Benecke. Penny Layden is …

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Broadway.com Word of Mouth Review: "Wit" Starring Cynthia Nixon by Broadway.com

Broadway.com Word of Mouth Review: "Wit" Starring Cynthia Nixon Margaret Edson's 1999 Pulitzer prize-winning play Wit has made it to Broadway, starring Tony winner Cynthia Nix…

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Nick Jonas & Michael Urie Open in Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business" by Broadway.com

Nick Jonas & Michael Urie Open in Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business" On January 24, pop star Nick Jonas and Michael Urie (TV's Ugly Betty) officially became compa…

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The odd couple: Mackenzie Crook and Mark Gatiss are back together again

British TV comedy seems like it must be a small pond, what with the same familiar performers frequently popping up in different programmes. As I recall, the BBC made an engaging documentary,…

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Shallow Slumber, Soho Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Write what you know, the cliché goes, and in his new drama the playwright Chris Lee draws on his day job as a social worker to create a tense two-hander about a middle-class social worker a…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Clips from Broadway's "Wit" Starring Cynthia Nixon by Broadway.com

Clips from Broadway's "Wit" Starring Cynthia Nixon Wit, starring Cynthia Nixon, officially opens on January 26 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Broadway.com already gave you…

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See Caissie Levy, Richard Fleeshman & More Sing from Broadway's "Ghost" Musical by Broadway.com

See Caissie Levy, Richard Fleeshman & More Sing from Broadway's "Ghost" Musical As the musical adaptation of the supernatural love story Ghost preps for its Broadway bow a…

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Review: Punk Rock (Griffin Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Despite a few solid performances and Joe Schermoly’s scenic design, which transforms Theater Wit into a British school common room, *Punk Rock* turns out to be a big disappointment. Not R…

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Change of Seasons by Thomas Garvey

Violinist Aisslinn NoskyLast weekend's Handel and Haydn concerts may have been devoted to The Four Seasons, but there was only one major change of musical season during the program - the shi…

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Shaw Festival finishes 50th year $1.5-million in debt by J. Kelly Nestruck

This is the second year in a row that the Shaw has ended a season more than a million dollars in the red

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Andrew Rannells-Led Comedy Gets the Green Light from NBC by BroadwayWorld

Today, Deadline.com revealed that the show has been greenlit by NBC, adding that the series now has a title The New Normal.

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Tester to Twitter Jan 27 by HowlRound

click on the title above to read the full journal article, blog post, or podcast on HowlRound.com

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See you Latter: Sorting out pop culture's weird take on Mormons by Ray Mark Rinaldi

The Denver Center's hit new play "The Whale" has a lot of things to say about contemporary life in America, but it makes a particularly keen point — and maybe not on purpose — a…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Kristin Chenoweth Craves Dance Moms, Darren Criss Rocks a Sequined Glove & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

As the sun sets on another week in Broadway-land, it’s hard to believe how much we’ve learned in only seven days. Kristin Chenoweth has a serious reality TV problem? Nick Jonas i…

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Tesla vs. Edison

Tesla’s biggest innovation was introducing alternating current as the standard for modern electric power, breaking Thomas Edison’s monopoly on DC power. Author and monologist Mike Daise…

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Connie Chats on Opening Night: Clybourne Park by Connie Danese

At the opening of Clybourne Park at the Mark Taper Forum on Wednesday, Connie chatted with Erika Alexander, Paul Blackthorne, Tim Griffin, Aidan Quinn and, from the cast, Damon Gupton and Ch…

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Outside People by Doug Marino

Maybe Naked Angels has the idea first?  But in a Broadway season that already contains a very funny Chinese-culture play, I'm not sure why the Vineyard chose this time to mount Outside …

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Wit, Starring Cynthia Nixon, Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway by Broadway.com

Brevity is the soul of wit but Tony winner Cynthia Nixon left a lasting impression at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on the January 26 opening night of Wit. The actress, who stars as Vivian …

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The Death Ray

Mike Daisey tells the story of the Tesla’s real Dr. Strangelove moment: inventing the ultimate super-weapon, a death ray. But did it work? The government thought it might, and the Cold Wa…

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UPDATED! Terrence McNally's Golden Age Will Glitter at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2012-13 by Kenneth Jones

Golden Age, Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally's new 1835-set backstage drama that swirls around the premiere of Bellini's opera I Puritani, will get its New York City de…

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Terrence McNally's Golden Age Will Glitter at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2012-13 by Kenneth Jones

Golden Age, Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally's new 1835-set backstage drama that swirls around the premiere of Bellini's opera I Puritani, will get its New York City de…

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Sarah Jessica Parker Joins Cast of LOVELACE Film by BroadwayWorld

Sarah Jessica Parker has been cast as Gloria Steinem in LOVELACE, opposite Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard. Parker is replacing Demi Moore in the role of the iconic author and activist.

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Bobby Cannavale, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, et al. Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in February by BroadwayWorld

The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography returns with its new edition, Celebrity Autobiography The Next Chapter, to the Triad Theater for two February showsMonday, February 13 an…

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The Afternoon Report, Friday, January 27, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Friday, January 27, 2012 The Friday Broadway Ticker:  click on hyperlinked items for more information Andrew Lloyd Webber talks about how much he likes …

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The Week in Culture Pictures, Jan. 27 by The New York Times

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

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Wit on Broadway opens to Glowing Reviews by Loganne

Wit, which first premiered off Broadway in 1998, earned Margaret Edson the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of a severe, perhaps cold, 47-year-old poetry professor who…

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Lynn Nottage, Kristoffer Diaz to Speak at Launch of Cyber Narrative Project by Bethany Rickwald

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is set to host the launch of black women playwrights' group Cyber Narrative Project, February 22. This project will partner playwrights of color with tec…

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Richard Cotovsky, Preston Tate, Jr. to Star in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's Superior Donuts by Andy Propst

Mary-Arrchie Theatre has announced casting for Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts, to run February 16 - March 25 at Angel Island Theatre. Matt Miller will direct the production. The play ce…

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'American Idiot' rocks out at Opera House by Jenna Scherer

There's a little grenade of irony at the heart of "American Idiot," Green Day's rock opera currently onstage at...

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Review: (Toronto) Cruel and Tender by The Charlebois Post

Arsinée Khanjian in Cruel and Tender. Photo by Bruce Zinger.Atom Egoyan's return to the stageCruel and Tender was highly anticipatedby Beat RiceLast night, the much anticipated product…

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Arena Stage Announces Partners and Additional Details for Eugene O'Neill Festival by Dan Bacalzo

Arena Stage has announced its partnerships and schedule for a two-month long Eugene O'Neill Festival, to run March 9-May 6. The celebration will feature unique collaborations with other…

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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 21-27 by BroadwayWorld

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy y…

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Review: Gypsy (Drury Lane Oakbrook) by Scotty Zacher

Framed by an old-style revolving proscenium with vaudeville signboard announcing the many locales, William Osetek’s staging surrounds Klea Blackhurst's Mama Rose with tailor-made triumphs,…

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CHART TOPPERS: Top-Grossing Broadway Productions, Week of Jan. 16-22 by Judy Samelson

Here are the top-grossing Broadway productions for the week of Jan. 16-22, 2012, as reported by The Broadway League.

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He and His Girl: Gavin Creel Dreams Up Broadway Reteaming with Millie Co-Star Sutton Foster by Broadway.com

Sutton Foster and Gavin Creel became overnight Broadway stars in 2002, when they teamed up as young lovebirds Millie Dillmount and Jimmy Smith in the Tony-winning musical comedy Thoroughly M…

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He and His Girl: Gavin Creel Dreams Up Broadway Reteaming with Millie Co-Star Sutton Foster by Broadway.com

Sutton Foster and Gavin Creel became overnight Broadway stars in 2002, when they teamed up as young lovebirds Millie Dillmount and Jimmy Smith in the Tony-winning musical comedy Thoroughly M…

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Muny holds chorus auditions

Adult singers and dancers may try out 

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The New Normal Pilot, Starring The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells, Greenlit by NBC by Broadway.com

The New Normal, the previously announced NBC pilot from Glee creator Ryan Muprhy and starring The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells, has officially been greenlit, according…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Sarrah Jessica Parker, Chloë Sevigny to Join Lovelace Film by Dan Bacalzo

Sarah Jessica Parker will play Gloria Steinem and Chloë Sevigny will play the role of a feminist journalist in the upcoming film, Lovelace, about the life of porn star Linda Lovelac…

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The bumpy night of Seatbelts Required by Pauline Adamek

  In the classic 40s movie All About Eve, Bette Davis as Margo Channing utters the famous line, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” That’s pretty much the t…

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Review: (Vancouver) Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata by The Charlebois Post

Bree Greig, Veda Hille, J. Cameron Barnett, Selina Martin, Barry Mirochnick, Dmitry Chepovetsky in Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata. Photo by David Cooper. Another Hit Musi…

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New York City Ballet Triple Bill (Donizetti/In Memory/Firebird) by Robert Walport

Another night, another interesting triple from the New York City Ballet. I do wish they'd stop putting out a continuous, near unbroken stream of Balanchine, they have so much more variety in…

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Fresh, warm family drama - served with samosas by Martin Morrow

Ravi and Asha Jain’s comedy about the mismatched aims of an Indo-Canadian family’s visit to the homeland, a kind of parent-child dual memoir, is wry and enlightening theatre

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Andrew Rannells to Star in Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler's NBC Comedy The New Normal by Dan Bacalzo

NBC has picked up The New Normal, a comedy project from Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler, according to Deadline.com. As previously reported, Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells will play one of …

Linked From TheaterMania at 04:27PM

Tesla and Twain

Mike Daisey tells the story of Tesla’s salons, where he played fast and loose with technology. "When he had you there, he'd show you inventions, then make you part of the inventions," Dai…

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Patricia Neway (1919-2012) by Kevin Daly

Operatic soprano and Tony-winner Patricia Neway, best known for her associations with Gian Carlo Menotti and Rodgers and Hammerstein, died peacefully in her home in Corinth, Vermont on Janua…

Linked From Theatre Aficionado at Large at 04:17PM

Arvada Center's "Earnest" a dizzying spectacle of mistaken identity by Claire Martin

The Arvada Center's superlative production of Oscar Wilde's timeless social satire, "The Importance of Being Earnest," proves the adage that there are no small parts:

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Carol Kane, Ralph Macchio, Ryan Reynolds Set for February Installments of Celebrity Autobiography by Dan Bacalzo

Additional casting has been announced for February installments of Celebrity Autobiography, to be performed in various locations around the country. Created by Eugene Pack and developed by …

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Giulio Cesare, Grand Theatre, Leeds

Tim Albery directs a sober, severe production and his vision, like Handel’s, is at its most concentrated in solo arias, writes Andrew Clark

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2 Dimensional Life of Her, Barbican (Pit), London

The originality of Fleur Elise Noble’s show lies in the fact that it plays with perception and is constantly breaking boundaries, writes Sarah Hemming

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NICK JONAS Makes Kelly Ripa Swoon on LIVE! WITH KELLY by Admin

NICK JONAS, who is currently starring in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, visited Kelly Ripa and guest host Cat Deeley on Live! with Kelly yesterday.  Watch the videos bel…

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Paper Mill's "Boeing-Boeing" by Bob Rendell

The reliable, ubiquitous Beth Leavel pours so much physical and vocal energy into the role of Berthe that one wonders how she can possibly do it eight times a week even for this limited run.

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Inside the Roundabout Archives Day 2- A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced the theatre organizations permanent archives, which document the companys illustrious 46-year production history. The archives are a resource fo…

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Shaw Festival posts $1.5 million deficit by Richard Ouzounian

But attendance and fundraising revenue grew in 2011, its 50th anniversary season.

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Douglas Coupland: Welcome to the 21st Century by Murray Whyte

Review of a show by Douglas Coupland, who, yes, does art on top of all that other stuff.

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The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera) by Robert Walport

I've been looking forward to "The Enchanted Island" for ages. Fans may mock Peter Gelb for suggesting modern audiences aren't particularly responsive to four hour Baroque epics, but by and l…

Linked From The Tyro Theatre Critic at 03:57PM

Jim Findlay and the Secret Sex Lives of Plants by Jeremy M. Barker

Because "Green Porno" and "Botany of Desire" were already taken...

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City Garage – post show discussion night – Filthy Talk by Pauline Adamek

City Garage’s controversial production of Neil LaBute’s 1989 play, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: Scenes of Intolerance is ongoing at their gallery-of-residence at Bergamot Station. C…

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This 'Animal' is riveting

An Argentinean tour de force about dreaming and loss closes the monthlong Out There series.

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Frances Ruffelle, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Wilkinson Join Cast of Les Miserables Film by Dan Bacalzo

Frances Ruffelle, Amanda Seyfried, and Colm Wilkinson will appear in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, according to published reports. Ruffelle, who originated the…

Linked From TheaterMania at 03:47PM

Casting Directors (Working In The Theatre) by American Theatre Wing

Casting Directors (Working In The Theatre) Casting Directors David Caparelliotis, Tara Rubin and Daniel Swee and moderator Patrick Pacheco discuss the role of the casting director; their co…

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Placido Domingo to Play Title Role in Opera Orchestra of New York's Simon Boccanegra by Dan Bacalzo

Opera legend Placido Domingo will play the title role in Opera Orchestra of New York's presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, at Avery Fisher Hall on Wednesday, March 7…

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Caroline, or Change by Songs From The Musicals

Caroline, or Change Tonya Pinkins of the original Broadway production performs "Lot's Wife" at the Tony Awards. No copyright infringement intended. http://www.songsfromthemus…

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Anything Goes - The Perfect Broadway Getaway! by Roundabout Theatre Company

Anything Goes - The Perfect Broadway Getaway! Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award winning Anything Goes makes for the perfect Broadway getaway! Now playing at the Stephen Sondheim …

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Echo Theater Company to Present God's Ear as Benefit for Peace Over Violence by Bethany Rickwald

Echo Theater Company will present a special performance of Jenny Schwartz's God's Ear to benefit Peace Over Violence, a social service agency dedicated to the elimination of sexual…

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Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct Joanna Rush in Asking For It at Lincoln Center by Dan Bacalzo

Lynne Taylor-Corbett will direct writer/performer Joanna Rush in her solo show, Asking For It at Lincoln Center at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on Thursday, March 29 at 8:30…

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#NEWPLAY Video: Put the Hashtag in the Coconut by HowlRound

#NEWPLAY Video: Put the Hashtag in the Coconut from HowlRound.com on Vimeo. click on the title above to read the full journal article, blog post, or podcast on HowlRound.com

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#NEWPLAY Video: Open Access – Old School vs New School Programming by HowlRound

#NEWPLAY Video: Open Access – Old School vs New School Programming from HowlRound.com on Vimeo. click on the title above to read the full journal article, blog post, or podcast on How…

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Wit — Donne to Death by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the opening night of the Broadway premiere of Margaret Edson's Wit starring Cynthia Nixon.

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PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Wit — Donne to Death by Harry Haun

Meet the first-nighters at the opening night of the Broadway premiere of Margaret Edson's Wit starring Cynthia Nixon.

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Big River by Songs From The Musicals

Big River A video montage featuring the 2003 Broadway revival production of Big River. No copyright infringement intended. http://www.songsfromthemusicals.com From: sftMusicals Views: 0 …

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January Leftovers by Peter Filichia

Why doesn’t Spider-Man proclaim in its ads that it’s in its “Second Smash Year!”? Or does management feel that it can’t use that line until June, which will be the first anniversar…

Linked From Kritzerland at 03:12PM

Colm Wilkinson Joins Cast of Les Miserables Film by Dan Bacalzo

Colm Wilkinson, who originated the role of Jean Valjean in both the London and Broadway productions of Les Miserables, will play the role of the Bishop of Digne in the upcoming film adaptati…

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Matt Bomer in Talks to Play Darren Criss' Brother on Fox's "Glee" by Michael Gioia

Matt Bomer, who recently signed on to play Felix Turner in the film adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, is in negotiations to guest star on the Fox hit series "Glee,"…

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THE RECOMMENDATION at the Old Globe Theatre by Welton Jones

THE RECCOMENDATION is a young man’s play, frantic with jagged urgency over choosing the right next step from the options tumbling past so swiftly. But it is we old men, who understand …

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Feature: Colin Donnell Rolls Into Merrily by Brian Scott Lipton

The Anything Goes star discusses his new role in City Center Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Wit

It feels odd to recommend a play where the character dies and we know that before we enter the theatre. (Come to think of it we do that all the time with Shakespeare….) Nevertheless, get …

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David Arquette to Guest Star in Season 3 Finale of Cougar Town by Dan Bacalzo

Stage and screen star David Arquette will guest star in the Season 3 finale of the ABC comedy, Cougar Town, according to TVLine.com. Arquette appeared opposite Annette Bening in the Geffen …

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BWW Polls: Which Additional Original LES MIS Star Would You Like to See Make a Cameo in the Film? by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld reported yesterday that when the highly anticipated movie version of LES MIS opens in theaters later this year, original cast members Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle, who c…

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Filichia Features: Welcome to the Junior Theater Festival, Part 2 by Peter Filichia

When we last left the 63 casts of students participating in this year’s Junior Theater Festival, they were off to one of seven rooms. In each, they’d perform what could be called junior …

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OBSESSED!: Julia Murney "Wigs" Out Over Wicked's Plan B, "Adult" Voice-Overs and "People Who Need People"

Over the years, Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon) has had a bevy of unique experiences in the theatre. Whether it's an argument with an all-too-observant fan over whether or not she was wearin…

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Yosemite

When I see a play like this, once I get over the shock, I think about all the people who worked on it, how they stepped up to the plate and gave it their best. Because the one thing you can…

Linked From Usher Nonsense at 02:47PM

John Hurt to Receive Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at BAFTA Ceremony by Dan Bacalzo

John Hurt has been named as the recipient of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, which will be presented to him at BAFTA&a…

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Moscow Times Theater Critic to Speak at Yale by Frank Rizzo

Public Talk at Yale Rep LoungeJohn Freedman , theater critic of The Moscow Times , and an expert on contemporary Russian theater, will be visiting Yale School of Drama next Thursday and F…

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Danny Boyle's 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony to Be Inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest by Dan Bacalzo

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics will be inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, according to published reports. Boyle&ap…

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Starlight Express by Songs From The Musicals

Starlight Express The original Broadway company perform "Starlight Express" and "Light at the End of the Tunnel" at the Tony Awards. No copyright infringement intended.…

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ArtsBeat: Before Closing Night, Snapshots of 'Naked Boys Singing' by Erik Piepenburg

A look at what "Naked Boys Singing!" leaves behind when it closes Off Broadway after 13 years in New York.

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COLLEEN McHUGH “HAIL BARRY FOR THE LOVE OF MANILOW” at THE DUPLEX by Sandi Durell

  “My View” by Stephen Sorokoff I once called Colleen McHugh a “Cabaret Machine” because of her ability to create and perform so many different Cabaret Shows. I should really ad…

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DID YOU KNOW...The Most Interesting Message Board Topics of the Week, January 21-27 by BroadwayWorld

These days, in the new age of social media revolution, the best source of information is YOU. Each day, fans of BroadwayWorld post tens of thousands of comments on our multiple message board…

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Messenger No. 4 – Dramatis Personae – Daniel Sawtelle by Travis Bedard

Name: Daniel Sawtelle Where are you from originally? I hail from the land Welch’s Grapes, the Brig Niagara Battle of 1812 Warship, and “That Thing You Do” – Erie, PA.…

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Costume Designer and Visionary Eiko Ishioka Dies by Suzanna Bowling

Costume Designer and Visionary Eiko Ishioka Dies: "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," costumer, Eiko Ishioka, died in Tokyo at 73 of pancreatic cancer.

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Thom Fogarty to Adapt and Direct Ten Tall Tales About the Men I Love by Dan Bacalzo

Thom Fogarty will direct his own adaptation of Ten Tall Tales About the Men I Love, based on the short story collection of the same name by Ronn Smith, to be presented at Judson Memorial Chu…

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Review: The Consul at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

New York's "other Met" offers a rare opportunity to see the Menotti's opera which actually opened on Broadway and nabbed a Pulitzer Prize as a DramaCritics Circle award for best musical of 1…

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Red by Jayne Blanchard

There is nothing more thrilling than watching paint dry in Red, the riveting bio-drama by John Logan about the cerebral abstract expressionist Mark Rothko (1903-1970) and his determined youn…

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The Book of Mormon National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre February 2013 by Bethany Rickwald

The national tour of the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon will play a two-week engagement at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, February 5-17, 2013. The winner of nine Tony Awards inclu…

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Pacific Overtures by Songs From The Musicals

Pacific Overtures Mako and the original Broadway company perform "Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea" at the Tony Awards. No copyright infringement intended. http://…

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Zachary Prince, Heidi Blickenstaff, Sarah Stiles, Patti Murin Will Be Part of What's The Matter With Henry? Readings by Michael Gioia

What’s The Matter With Henry?, featuring music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen (The Opposite of Sex) with a book and lyrics by Dan Elish (13), will be presented Feb. 2-3 in invitation-o…

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Geraint Wyn Davies to Star in Poetic License at 59E59 Theaters by Dan Bacalzo

Ari Butler, Geraint Wyn Davies, Natalie Kuhn, and Liza Vann will star in Jack Canfora's Poetic License at 59E59 Theaters. Evan Bergman will direct the production, which will receive its…

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Cancer has W;t with Cynthia Nixon by Suzanna Bowling

Cancer has W;t with Cynthia Nixon:

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They're Playing Our Song by Songs From The Musicals

They're Playing Our Song Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz of the original Broadway production perform the title track "They're Playing Our Song" at the Tony Awards. No copyri…

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess on Broadway is a “Crap Game” by Suzanna Bowling

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess on Broadway is a "Crap Game:" When I read Stephen Sondheim’s critique of “Porgy and Bess,” I wondered what all the fuss was about until I witnessed last…

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Tony Braithwaite, Jennifer Childs to Debut Let's Pretend We're Famous Comedy Cabaret by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs will debut their new comedy cabaret, Let's Pretend We're Famous, at Plays & Players Theatre, March 6-25. Owen Robbins will serve as musical…

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PHOTO CALL: Bernadette Peters, Will Chase, Michael Mayer and Cast Members Celebrate "Smash" Premiere by Matthew Blank

Bernadette Peters, Will Chase, Michael Mayer and more joined the stars of the new hourlong drama-with-music "Smash" for a world premiere event held Jan. 26 at the Metropolitan Muse…

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On The Twentieth Century by Songs From The Musicals

On The Twentieth Century John Cullum, Judy Kaye, Imogene Coca, Kevin Kline and the original Broadway company perform "On The Twentieth Century" at the Tony Awards. No copyright i…

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STAGE TUBE: Meet HOW TO SUCCEED's Nick Jonas & Michael Urie! by Stage Tube

Earlier this week, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING welcomed Nick Jonas in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch and Michael Urie as Bud Frump In the video belowthe duo quizzes eac…

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National Tour of Book of Mormon Will Play Minneapolis by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

After premiering to acclaim on Broadway Feb. 24, 2011, The Book of Mormon, as previously reported, will begin its national tour Aug. 14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO. It wi…

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PLAYBILL THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Jan. 21-27: Giant Looms Large, Into the Woods Returns to NYC, Wit Is a Hit by Robert Simonson

Wit, Margaret Edson's play about a starchy poetry professor facing cancer and mortality, premiered at the Friedman Theatre this week. And it's as big a critical hit on Broadway as it…

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DEDALUS LOUNGE Extended Through February 2 by BroadwayWorld

New York Interart Theatre and Royal Family Productions RFP will extend Gary Duggans Dedalus Lounge, directed by RFPs Chris Henry, with original musical by Anthony Rapp and Daniel A. Weiss an…

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Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound CLYBOURNE PARK by BroadwayWorld

Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two vastly different generations of characters tip-toe the delicate dance of social politics, pitting race against real estate at the crux of two semin…

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Messenger No. 4 – Dramatis Personae – Megan Minto by Travis Bedard

Name: Megan Minto Where are you from originally? That’s a difficult question… My dad was in the Air Force, so we moved around a few times. I was born in California, in the middle…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Andrew Lloyd Webber Visits "The View" (Video) by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber recently visited the ladies of "The View" to talk about his career in music, Phantom and his latest production, Love Never Dies, which current…

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Roundabout’s The Road to Mecca in the news by Amy Kass

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

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Yvette Freeman Set for Free Reading of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at Huntington Theatre Company by Bethany Rickwald

The Huntington Theatre Company will present a free public reading of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, February 23 at 7pm. Liesl Tommy is directing the Huntington's u…

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Inside Merrily We Roll Along Rehearsal with Colin Donnell, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Celia Keenan-Bolger by Broadway.com

There has been a resurgence of the work of Stephen Sondheim this season as New York audiences are treated to revivals of Follies, Passion, Into the Woods and the cult favorite Merrily We Rol…

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Inside Merrily We Roll Along Rehearsal with Colin Donnell, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Celia Keenan-Bolger by Broadway.com

There has been a resurgence of the work of Stephen Sondheim this season as New York audiences are treated to revivals of Follies, Passion, Into the Woods and the cult favorite Merrily We Rol…

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PHOTO CALL: Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Oreskes, Morgan Spector by Krissie Fullerton

The New Group's world-premiere production of Erika Sheffer's Russian Transport, with Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Oreskes and Morgan Spector, begans previews Jan. 17 prior to an official…

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Honey 2 - Katerina Graham Dancing - Official Dance Scene by DanceOn

Honey 2 - Katerina Graham Dancing - Official Dance Scene Official dance scene from Honey 2 featuring Kat Graham dancing to Claude Racine's "Back Up." Blu-ray/DVD Release Date…

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John Ford’s ‘Broken Heart’ and ‘ ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ by Alexis Soloski

“The Broken Heart” and “ ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” blood-soaked dramas by the 17th-century playwright John Ford, are landing in New York in the coming weeks.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Phantom Fans, Jesus Christ Superstar's Broadway Resurrection and More on This Morning by Broadway.com

CBS This Morning celebrated Phantom of the Opera’s 24th anniversary on Broadway with a candid interview with the musical's composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber on January 27. Co-host G…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks Phantom Fans, Jesus Christ Superstar's Broadway Resurrection and More with Gayle King by Broadway.com

CBS This Morning celebrated Phantom of the Opera’s 24th anniversary on Broadway with a candid interview with the musical's composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on January 27. Co-host Gayle…

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PHOTO FLASH: Kim Cattrall, Donna Murphy and More Help Cynthia Nixon Celebrate Broadway Opening of Wit by Tristan Fuge

On Thursday, January 26, the Broadway production of Margaret Edson's Wit opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre where it is set to play through March 11 with Lynne Meadow at the helm.…

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Review Roundup: SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Philadelphia Theatre Company by BroadwayWorld

Philadelphia Theatre Company officially opened THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS last night, January 25, 2012, running through February 19 at PTCs home in the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Previews began Janua…

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Gooey Love for Toxic Avenger by Elaine Liner

A great review for the Alley Theatre's production of The Toxic Avenger from the Dallas Observer: http://www.dallasobserver.com/2012-01-26/culture/gooey-love-for-toxic-avenger/

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Double Trouble! Get a Sneak Peek of Glee’s Grant Gustin Playing Twins on CSI: Miami by Broadway.com

West Side Story tour veteran Grant Gustin, who made a splash as Sebastian, Glee’s trouble-making Dalton Academy Warbler, will guest star as twin brothers on the CBS' hit …

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Too Good to Be True! Watch Jarrod Spector and the Jersey Boys Sing on Imus in the Morning by Broadway.com

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons brought some romance to Imus in the Morning on January 27 when the cast of the hit musical Jersey Boys made a guest appearance. Jarrod Spector (Frankie) ma…

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In Original Internet Shows, Hints of Coming Change by Jake Coyle

After years of experimenting, the top video destinations on the Web are suddenly flush with original programming: documentaries, reality shows and scripted series.

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After the Fair Benefit Concert, With Jenn Gambatese, Louis Hobson, Anastasia Barzee, Walter Charles, Postponed by Michael Gioia

After the Fair, the concert version of the award-winning musical set for Jan. 30, has been postponed due to scheduling difficulties. A date for March or April 2012 will be announced at a lat…

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Save Over 40% on Tickets to SEMINAR by Contests

See Alan Rickman in Broadway's New Hit Comedy and Save Over 40

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A disappointing performance mars a visually striking Cruel and Tender by J. Kelly Nestruck

Atom Egoyan's return to working in Toronto theatre is cause for celebration, but his choice of play is puzzling and his wife’s role is a letdown

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Picks Revealed For Free Summer Central Park Plays by Mark Kennedy

The Public Theater will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Shakespeare in the Park series this summer with a little Bard and a little Sondheim.

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Spring preview — Dance: Hot acts, plus old favorites by Sarah Kaufman

Welcome to good times: In the realm of dance, your spring is going to heat up early and stay hot. Or at least tingly warm. There’s the brand new: Company E, a repertory troupe making a for…

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Variation #44: Tahirah Stanley by Praxis

Text: “Being realistic is the most common traveled road to mediocrity.” ~ Will Smith Image: Sound: ______________________________________________________________________ Tahirah …

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BWW TV: Inside Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Rehearsal with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Colin Donnell! by BroadwayWorld TV

Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Betsy Wolfe in photos play four friends at different points in their lives, in Stephen Sondheims Merrily We Roll Along, the first …

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Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Emmy Rossum Visit Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE by BroadwayWorld

Stage and screen stars Alan Cumming and Emmy Rossum visited Andy Cohen's nightly talk show WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo.

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Spring preview — Theater: ‘Astro Boy,’ ‘Brother Russia’ and 2 ‘Shrews’ by Peter Marks

Even though two high-profile projects dropped out of Washington’s spring theater season — the Kennedy Center’s reworking of Rodgers and Hart’s“Pal Joey” and Arena Stage’s tryou…

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What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

With a touring binge-drinking drama and a play about the Champions League final, theatre lets loose as February beginsScotlandThe big news in Scotland is the Manipulate festival, a feast of …

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Gossip: Will more of original Les Mis cast join Ruffelle & Wilkinson on big screen?

After reports in the Daily Mail that Frances Ruffelle and Colm Wilkinson have joined the cast of Les Miserables' upcoming screen adaptation, rumours are now rife that more original cast memb…

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Les Miz Stage Star Colm Wilkinson Will Play Vital Role in Musical's Film Version by Kenneth Jones

Colm Wilkinson, the original Jean Valjean in the 1985 London and 1987 Broadway productions of Les Misérables, will play the pivotal role of the Bishop of Digne in the new film of the …

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Matt Bomer to Guest Star on FOX's Glee by Andy Propst

Matt Bomer will guest star on FOX's Glee, according to a report on TVLine.com. He will play the older brother of the character played by Darren Criss. Bomer recently appeared on Broad…

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Gehry-designed New York theater to open with $25-million gift by Mike Boehm

Gehry s first project for a stage company - the new home of Manhattan s Signature Theatre - will be named the Pershing Square Signature Center.Gehry s first project for a stage company - …

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WIT Clip 1 by Manhattan Theatre Club

WIT Clip 1 A scene from Margaret Edson's WIT featuring Cynthia Nixon. Tony Award® and two-time Emmy® Award winner Cynthia Nixon returns to MTC's Friedman Theatre in Margare…

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Review: Mamma Mia! (Broadway in Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

If you are dying to see the brilliant interior of the Oriental Theatre, then I guess you may want to see this show. Otherwise, just go rent the mediocre movie. Spending your money on this wi…

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Complete Cast and Design Team Announced for Off-Broadway's Tribes; David Cromer Directs by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

The complete cast and design team have been announced for the American premiere of Nina Raine's Olivier Award-nominated play Tribes, which will be staged by David Cromer Off-Broadway beg…

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WIT Clip 2 by Manhattan Theatre Club

WIT Clip 2 A scene from Margaret Edson's WIT featuring Suzanne Bertish and Cynthia Nixon. Tony Award® and two-time Emmy® Award winner Cynthia Nixon returns to MTC's Friedma…

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Reinventing “Look Back in Anger” by Mark Blankenship

Sam Gold challenges expectations of the classic play It’s tempting to dismiss Look Back In Anger, to say, “I get it. Realism. Kitchen sink. Angry young man.” But with his c…

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Take a bow, Mama Rose, this is a classic 'Gypsy' by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Gypsy" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace ★★★½ THEATER REVIEW: "Gypsy" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace ★★★½ ... If y…

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The Book of Mormon National Tour to Play at the Orpheum Theatre by Bethany Rickwald

The national tour of Broadway's The Book of Mormon has announced that it will play a two-week engagement, February 5-February 17 of 2013, at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. The win…

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Take a bow, Mama Rose, this is a classic 'Gypsy' by Chris Jones

THEATER REVIEW: "Gypsy" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace ★★★½ THEATER REVIEW: "Gypsy" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace ★★★½ ... If yo…

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WIT CLIP 3 by Manhattan Theatre Club

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The Road to Mecca - Opening Night by Roundabout Theatre Company

The Road to Mecca - Opening Night Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca opened at the American Airlines Theatre on January 17, 2012. Tony Award®, Emmy Award® and Golden Globe Award&…

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Heidi Armbruster, Anna O'Donoghue Set for Leave the Balcony Open by Dan Bacalzo

Complete casting has been announced for New Feet Productions' Leave the Balcony Open, to perform at 3LD Art & Technology Center, February 5-26. Jessica Bauman will direct. The play…

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STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Visits CBS THIS MORNING by Stage Tube

Composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber appeared as a guest on today's 'CBS This Morning', where he chatted about JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, EVITA, and more. Click below to check out the full interview

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WIT Clip 4 by Manhattan Theatre Club

WIT Clip 4 A scene from Margaret Edson's WIT featuring Pun Bandhu, Michael Countryman, Jessica Dickey, Chiké Johnson, Greg Keller, Cynthia Nixon and Zachary Spicer. Tony Award&r…

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PHANTOM Turns 24...Broadway Stars Who Aren't That Old by JK

CLICK THE "HOW TO SUCCEED" LOGO TO YOUR LEFT TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE NICK JONAS!TAKE THIS MONTH'S POLL (TO YOUR LEFT, TOO)!Yesterday, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/27- JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT by Stage Tube

Today in 1982, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opened at the Royale Theatre now the Bernard B, Jacobs Theatre, where it ran for 747 performances. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber…

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars - Robert Petkoff! by BroadwayWorld

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX QampAs With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater Their dream roles Their Broadway crushes Read onIn this next edit…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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STAGE TUBE: JERSEY BOYS Stars Perform Medley on 'Imus In The Morning' by Stage Tube

JERSEY BOYS Broadway stars Matt Bogart, Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector, Quinn VanAntwerp recently performed on Imus In The Morning on the Fox Business News. The performance opens with Jarrod Spec…

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WIT Clip 5 by Manhattan Theatre Club

WIT Clip 5 A scene from Margaret Edson's WIT featuring Michael Countryman and Cynthia Nixon. Tony Award® and two-time Emmy® Award winner Cynthia Nixon returns to MTC's Frie…

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ArtsBeat: 'War Horse' Film Turns Book Into Bestseller in Britain by Patricia Cohen

The novel 'War Horse' sells more copies in two weeks than it did in its first 25 years.

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BWW TV: Michael Cerveris Performs in American Songbook for Lincoln Center! by BroadwayWorld TV

Lincoln Center's 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 …

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Wit by Rodney Sexton

Wit is a difficult play. The lead character isn’t particularly likeable on the page, but the audience can’t merely feel sorry for her. The metaphors and deconstructions of 17th Century p…

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WIT Clip 6 by Manhattan Theatre Club

WIT Clip 6 A scene from Margaret Edson's WIT featuring Greg Keller and Cynthia Nixon. Tony Award® and two-time Emmy® Award winner Cynthia Nixon returns to MTC's Friedman Th…

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The Best Thing About The Bing by Chloe Veltman

The Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University's newest building devoted to the arts, is going to be an exciting addition to the west coast music scene when it opens in January 2013. The Kronos …

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Check Out Darren Criss’ Moves in Glee’s Upcoming Michael Jackson Episode by Broadway.com

Broadway saw Darren Criss do J. Pierrepont Finch, now watch him take on the King of Pop. In the January 31 episode of Glee, simply titled “Michael,” the New Directions perform th…

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PHOTO CALL: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Kaczmarek, Amanda Peet and More at Broadway-Bound Clybourne Park L.A. Opening by Krissie Fullerton

The original 2010 Off-Broadway company of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park — the drama about race and change in an American neighborhood — reunites for a Los Angeles engagem…

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Adam Pascal, Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney Join Lineup for Broadway Belts! Benefit by Michael Gioia and Andrew Gans

Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, Memphis), Heidi Blickenstaff (The Addams Family, [title of show]) and Julia Murney (Queen of the Mist, Wicked) have been added to the lineup of the secon…

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Matt Bomer To Play Darren Criss’ Big Bro on Glee by Broadway.com

Looks like Glee’s resident heartthrob Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) is getting an equally hunky branch added to his family tree. Matt Bomer is in negotiations to appear as Criss&rsquo…

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Contest for Free Godspell Ticket: How did you first discover Stephen Schwartz? by Gil

If you haven't yet entered in Pataphysical Science's contest for free Godspell tickets, you still have until 6pm today to do so.  But if you're not the winner, here's another shot a…

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Hey, Old Friend! A Musical Sneak Peek at the Encores! Merrily We Roll Along Concert

Just three days into rehearsal toward a Feb. 8 launch at New York City Center, the principal trio of Merrily We Roll Along — played by Celia Keenan-Bolger (Mary), Colin Donnell (Frank) and…

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WIT CLIP 7 by Manhattan Theatre Club

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Industry Ticket Offer by Chicago Plays

Clutter – MadKap Productions at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, is offering $15 industry tickets for Thursday and Friday night 7:30 performances through March 11. For r…

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VIDEO FLASH: Darren Criss Sings "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" on FOX's Glee by Andy Propst

FOX has released a promotional video featuring Darren Criss and the cast of Glee performing "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." The sequence in the video will be seen on th…

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Dedalus Lounge, Starring Anthony Rapp, Extends Run Through February 2 by Dan Bacalzo

Dedalus Lounge, currently performing at the Interart Theatre Annex, has added two performances, and will now conclude its run on Thursday, February 2. Chris Henry has directed this play wit…

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Building Bridges by David Snider

I know that as I reflect on important moments in my life when I truly learned something, most of them didn’t happen sitting silently at a desk. Most of them were experiences, conversations…

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WIT Clip 8 by Manhattan Theatre Club

WIT Clip 8 A scene from Margaret Edson's WIT featuring Cynthia Nixon and Carra Patterson. Tony Award® and two-time Emmy® Award winner Cynthia Nixon returns to MTC's Friedma…

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Sam Breslin Wright, Katie Kreisler, Mandy Siegfried Among Cast of Keith Reddin's Solitary Man by Michael Gioia

Rising Phoenix Repertory will present Solitary Man, as part of the company's Cino Nights series, Jan. 29 at the Seventh Street Small Stage in Manhattan.

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Adam Pascal, Heidi Blickenstaff, Julia Murney Join BROADWAY BELTS Benefit, 2/27 by BroadwayWorld

Tony nominee Adam Pascal currently starring in Memphis, Heidi Blickenstaff The Addams Family, title of show, Julia Murney Queen of the MistWicked, join Rock n Roll Hall of Fame legend Darlen…

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The King and I by Terry Ponick

Now on stage at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, the company’s production of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s classic 1951 musical The King and I is a remarkably effective revival of thi…

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Heidi Blickenstaff, Julia Murney, Adam Pascal Join Cast of Broadway Belts! Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Tony nominee Adam Pascal -- currently starring on Broadway in Memphis -- Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney are the latest additions to the cast for the second annual Broadway Belts! for PF…

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PHOTO CALL: Wit Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party by Matthew Blank

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of Margaret Edson's Wit — the Pulitzer Prize-winning title's Broadway debut — opened Jan. 26 following performances …

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BWW TV: Constantine Maroulis Gets Green in THE TOXIC AVENGER - New Commercial Featuring First Performance Footage! by BroadwayWorld TV

The Alley Theater's production of The Toxic Avenger, starring American Idol and Rock of Ages alum Constantine Maroulis alongside Nancy Opel, began previews on January 13 and officially opene…

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PHOTO FLASH: David Bryan, Constantine Maroulis, Nancy Opel at Alley Theater Opening of The Toxic Avenger by Dan Bacalzo

The Alley Theater, under the artistic direction of Gregory Boyd, opened its production of the new musical The Toxic Avenger opened on January 20. Featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro wi…

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WIT Montage by Manhattan Theatre Club

WIT Montage Tony Award® and two-time Emmy® Award winner Cynthia Nixon returns to MTC's Friedman Theatre in Margaret Edson's Wit, helmed by MTC's award-winning Artistic D…

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Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Lands Role on CBS' "The Good Wife" by Michael Gioia

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will join the cast of the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife," according to EW.com.

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Secret to Finding New Audiences, or What I Learned from Mohegan Sun. by Ken Davenport

Casinos have a lot on the ‘line’, which is why there is a lot to learn from everything they do. I stumbled upon a simple little trick that I’ve started using for my shows already, and …

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‘Becoming Chaplin’ Eyes Broadway Opening 2012-13 by David Rogers

“Becoming Chaplin,” a new musical about the life of film legend Charlie Chaplin is set to premiere on Broadway during the 2012-2013 season. The production will feature music and lyrics b…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Review Roundup: THE TOXIC AVENGER at Houston's Alley Theatre by BroadwayWorld

The Alley Theater's production of The Toxic Avenger, starring American Idol and Rock of Ages alum Constantine Maroulis alongside Nancy Opel just opened in Houston, Texas. With books amp lyri…

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Future of Sony Centre, Massey Hall on the line by Martin Knelman

One may be in line for new owner while other could get an overdue facelift.

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Bebe Neuwirth to Star in Recurring Role on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE by BroadwayWorld

As first reported on EWonline, star of stage and screen Bebe Neuwirth will be appearing in a recurring role on the CBS drama series THE GOOD WIFE.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Unfazed by Superstar Criticism from Tim Rice by Broadway.com

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has responded to public criticism about his newly announced Jesus Christ Superstar reality casting show, Superstar, from his collaborator Tim Rice. …

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LEAP OF FAITH Broadway Artwork Revealed! by BroadwayWorld

Tickets for Broadways LEAP OF FAITH go on sale this Monday January 23 at www.telecharge.com, or 212 239-6200.

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Watch the stars of JERSEY BOYS perform on “Imus in the Morning” by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Watch the stars of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS perform on “Imus In The Morning” on the Fox Bu…

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Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory Will Reunite for When Everything Was Possible Benefit Concert by Michael Gioia

Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory, cast members of the original Broadway production of Follies, will reunite for When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments) April 29 at the…

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'Wit' makes Broadway debut with Cynthia Nixon

Curtains rose last night, January 26, on the opening night of the first-ever Broadway staging of "Wit." The limited engagement premiere, starring Cynthia Nixon, plays at the Samuel J. Friedm…

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BWW TV: Inside Opening NIght of OVO in Santa Monica! by Audra Stafford

Cirque du Soleil has returned to the Santa Monica Pier with its critically-acclaimed OVO. The production opened on Friday, January 20, 2012 fand will run for a limited engagement through Mar…

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Monster Mash: Dudamel to Carnegie Hall; Charlie Chaplin musical by David Ng

Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the Simon Bolivar Symphony at Carnegie Hall next season. The Public Theater in New York said its two Central Park productions this year will be Shakespeare's "As…

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The House of Bernarda Alba by Matt Wolf

No one can exactly accuse Federico Garcia Lorca's 1936 play of falling into neglect. From Howard Davies's National Theatre revival to this latest reclamation by the Almeida, The House of Ber…

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Karen Akers, Nellie McKay Set for 2012 Nightlife Awards, 1/30 by BroadwayWorld

The cast of the 10th Annual Nightlife Awards reaches critical mass with the addition of Tony Nominee and Nightlife Legend KAREN AKERS and nightlife and recording sensation NELLIE McKAY. They…

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Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Joins TV’s The Good Wife by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth has landed a recurring role on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife, according to EW.com. Neuwirth will play Judge Friend, a stern yet sexy woman who doe…

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Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Joins TV’s The Good Wife by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth has landed a recurring role on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife, according to EW.com. Neuwirth will play Judge Friend, a stern yet sexy woman who doe…

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Original Cast Members Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle Set for Les Miserables Film by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Colm Wilkinson and Tony winner Frances Ruffelle, who both starred in the original West End and Broadway casts of Les Miserables, have joined the cast of the musical's upcomi…

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Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis Join Lengthy List of Presenters for SAG Awards by Andrew Gans

Additional presenters have been announced for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 29 at 8 PM ET from the Shrine Exposition Center …

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Nixon is Broadway’s “Wit” Girl, “Rebecca” Delays Visit to Manderley & More News by Tom Mizer

Roll out the red carpet and blow the trumpets, this week’s theater news round-up is flush with Broadway royalty… Tony-winner Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) looks to be adding a…

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Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour to Return to LA in August by Dan Bacalzo

Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, currently stopping in Los Angeles January 27-29 at the Staples Center, will now return to the venue August 14 and 15 for th…

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News: Rupert Friend stars in Potter's Brimstone at Arcola, 4 May

Rupert Friend will star in the first major London revival of Dennis Potter’s controversial play Brimstone and Treacle, which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 4 May 2012 (previews from 2 May)…

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Creating Ambassadors for Your Biz by Rebecca Coleman

Yesterday, I bought a new pair of shoes. That, in and of itself, is not much of a shocker. I don’t even bother to try to hide my shoe obsession. What I did, however, after buying the s…

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BWW Launches Non-Equity Audition Center with Free Listings by BroadwayWorld

We've unveiled a Non Equity Auditions section of the site which now contains free listings for audition opportunities around the country with all the same features that our Equity center inc…

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Will Marion Cook by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Will Marion Cook (1869-1944).  He was emphatically not a vaudevillian, although there’s nothing about a serious musical training (he studied with Dvorak among…

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Show Pics: Steve Pemberton & Katherine Kelly Conquer National

The League of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton, Coronation Street's Katherine Kelly and Oliver Award-winning actress Sophie Thompson star in the National Theatre's new revival of Oliver Goldsmith…

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Kurt Peterson, Victoria Mallory Set for When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments) by Bethany Rickwald

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Broadway's Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments), April 29 at 7:30 p…

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Berenice Bejo, Glenn Close, Viola Davis To Present at SAG Awards 1/29 by BroadwayWorld

Actor nominees Berenice Bejo, Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis and Shailene Woodley will be presenters at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis…

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Gehry-designed New York theater to open with $25-million gift by Mike Boehm

Frank Gehry's next building, the new home of New York's Signature Theatre, will open Tuesday. It's being named the Pershing Square Signature Center following a hedge fund's $25 million gift …

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Tweet Seats: Live Tweeting for Live Theatre by Loganne

We’re in the age of social media and, in an effort to keep current, many theatres are turning toward trend. Live tweeting, which, as described by Twitter is “to engage on Twitter for a c…

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Tix for Broadway's The Best Man Go on Sale Jan. 28; Box Office Opens Feb. 14 by Andrew Gans and Kenneth Jones

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and INFINITY Stages announced that tickets for Gore Vidal’s The Best Man will go on sale to the general public Jan. 28.

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Eternal battles by Adam Thurman

Life we go easier if you accept the following: 1. You will always be conflicted about the interaction of art and commerce. 2. You will never find a perfect balance between giving your audien…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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the Doyle & Debbie show Extends Through June 24 at Royal George Cabaret by Andy Propst

the Doyle & Debbie show has extended through June 24 at The Royal George Cabaret. The show centers on Doyle Mayfield, an old-guard country star with a handful of hits back in the 70s …

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Fuse Book Review: Niccolò Ammaniti’s “Me and You” — a lightly charming, digestible morsel by Arts Fuse Editor

Italian writer Niccolò Ammaniti usually writes with an unadorned style about moral predicaments of the young in small-town Italy. "Me and You," a slender effort in all respects, covers this…

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Weekend Poll: Which Best Picture Oscar Nominee Should Become a Broadway Show? by Broadway.com

Earlier this week, the 2012 Oscar nominations were announced and, as usual, several Broadway veterans (Viola Davis, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer and Janet McTeer) will vie …

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Russian Transport, Starring Janeane Garofalo, Opens Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Erica Sheffer’s new family drama Russian Transport opens January 30 at off-Broadway’s Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row. The New Group production, helmed by artistic director Scott El…

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Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis Added to List of SAG Award Presenters by Andy Propst

Bérénice Bejo, Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis and Shailene Woodley are the most recent additions to the line-up of presenters for the 18th annual Screen Actor…

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Q&A: Girl Talk With Lindsay Mendez by Lucky

If you’ve gotten anywhere near the Circle in the Square lately, you know that the lovely Lindsay Mendez is blowing the roof off eight times a week in Godspell. We caught up with her ba…

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Betty Buckley Will Offer Master Classes in February; Concert, Too by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, who recently played a critically acclaimed, month-long engagement at Feinstein's, will offer a four-day Song Interpretation & Scene Study Workshop in…

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Bebe Neuwirth to Guest Star on CBS' The Good Wife by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will be a recurring guest star on CBS' The Good Wife, according to EW.com. She will be playing Judge Friend, who is described as "a sexy woman with…

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Save on Tickets to Roundabout's THE ROAD TO MECCA! by Contests

Save on tickets to Roundabout Theatre Company's production of THE ROAD TO MECCA

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Ann Hampton Callaway, Victoria Clark, Robert Morse and More Set for Philharmonic's Tribute to Frank Loesser by Andrew Gans

The New York Philharmonic will present Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook, a celebration of the late Broadway composer, March 26 at 7:30 PM at Avery Fisher Hall.

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BWW TV: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season2, Episode 5 - Michael Urie, Kristen Johnston & More! by Submissions Only

Submissions Only, Broadways favorite behind-the-scenes sitcom, continues in its second season with special guest stars Kristen Johnston, Michael Urie, Hunter Foster and more in Episode 5. Br…

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Karen Akers, Nellie McKay Added to Nightlife Awards Lineup by Dan Bacalzo

Karen Akers and Nellie McKay are the latest additions to the lineup for the 10th annual Nightlife Awards, to be held at The Town Hall on Monday, January 30 at 7pm. Lucie Arnaz and Bill Irwin…

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Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite On the NY Stage for the First Time in 40 Years: When Everything Was Possible by David Gersten & Associates

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory, Of the Original Casts of Follies and the Lincoln Center Revival of West Side Story, Reunite On the NY Stage for the First Time in 40 Years: When …

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Photo Flash: Last Night's World Premiere of NBC's SMASH by BroadwayWorld

Last night was the World-premiere of NBC's highly-anticipated drama series SMASH, held at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber were among the celeb…

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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: University of Alaska Anchorage by BroadwayWorld

Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the countr…

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Feature: Guest Blog: That rare marsupial - an Australian play in London

Ahead of next week's UK premiere of Brendan Cowell’s dark comedy Happy New at the Old Red Lion, cast member Josie Taylor, recently seen on stage in My Name is Rachel Corrie and on scre…

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Broadway Review: ‘Wit’

The potent Wit is the only play Margaret Edson wrote, and you could say she quit while she was on top of her game. Her story of a callous, didactic scholar battling stage-4 ovarian cancer wo…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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CAA signs B'way's Fierstein, Tiffany

Legit News: Rialto tuners from both to bow in spring

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Friday video: Sea of Faith by George Hunka

In the below excerpt from the 1984 BBC series Sea of Faith, presenter Don Cupitt discusses the role of Eastern religion in Arthur Schopenhauer’s thought and quotes from the conclusion …

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Wit by Richard Seff

Margaret Edson is that rare bird, a playwright whose first play, Wit, earned a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  That alone makes her unique, but she becomes more so when we realize that she has n…

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Up close with the magic of Elephant Room by Terry Ponick

We talk with Louie Magic, Dennis Diamond, and Daryl Hannah, if that be their real names. The Elephant Room isn’t really a play and it isn’t really a magic show. In fact, it’s a little…

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theartsdesk Q&A: Director Barrie Rutter by Hilary Whitney

In 1992 the Halifax-based theatre company, Northern Broadsides, founded by Barrie Rutter, staged its first production, Richard III. Rutter (b 1946), an established actor who had worked with …

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Photo Coverage: WIT Opening on Broadway Party by Walter McBride

WIT by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow and starring Cynthia Nixon opened on Broadway last night, January 26 to rave reviews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and BWW was there to …

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DC theatre community mourns the passing of Lance Hayden Kump, artist and Studio Theatre staff member by Tim Treanor

The theatre community has lost another member. We are sad to report that Lance Hayden Kump, Marketing Manager for Studio Theatre and a gifted visual artist, died suddenly January 20, 2012. A…

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NJ Stage: Complex emotions play a big part in 'Jitney' by Peter Filichia

Tony winner Chuck Cooper is starring in a production of the late August Wilson's '70s-set drama in Red Bank.

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Photo Coverage: WIT Opening Night Red Carpet by Peter James Zielinski

WIT by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow and starring Cynthia Nixon opened on Broadway last night, January 26 to rave reviews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and BWW was there to …

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Review: Yosemite at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

The set's the star in this otherwise thematically obscure play

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Review: Wit at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

While the indignities Cynthia Nixon's Doctor Bearing undergoes are indeed not easy to take, this is still an exceptionally rich play, a triple layered exploration not just of death but how w…

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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Jill Dolan

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth SalanderDavid Fincher’s tense, moody film adaptation ofthe popular Stieg Larsson book actually improves on the readingexperience.  Where the book offered agreat…

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BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Wit by Frank Scheck

Margaret Edson has just written one play in her life, the brilliant Wit, now receiving its Broadway premiere a mere seventeen years after it was first produced and went on to win nearly ever…

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Blog: Stars shine on Sidey

I don't often miss a first night for a party, but I made an exception for Paul Sidey, the retiring editor at Hutchinsons and Random House, who was given a special send off at the Polish Hear…

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Photos: Matt Willis & Gina Beck join West End Wicked

Whatsonstage.com Award-winning West End long-runner Wicked  officially welcomed its new cast last night, watched by raft of celebrity guests including Abi Titmuss, Russell Grant, Patsy …

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News Roundup: PPTOPA, Caldwell, Actors Playhouse, Mosaic, Maltz, Raul Esparza, Florida Follies, NSAL, Arsht, Kravis &Top Gun The Musical by Bill Hirschman

‘Tis the Season Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts has roughed out its 2012-2013 season, although exact dates are still being finalized. The company will present the musical Ann…

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Friday Roundup: A Boxing Glove With the Definition of "Socialism" On It by Don Hall

Sometimes, That Guy Needs a Punch in the Fucking GobI realized a long time ago that there are only a few Liberals and Lefties that really like a dustup with the obnoxious, revisionist asshol…

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Review Round-up: Critics judge Mitchell's Trial of Ubu

Simon Stephens' updating of Alfred Jarry's absurdist classic The Trial of Ubu opened on the Hampstead Theatre’s main stage this week (23 January 2012, previews from 18 January) directe…

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Review | 'The Wrestling Season' at the Coterie

The Coterie Theatre and the UMKC Theatre Department have joined forces to produce a remarkably well-acted revival of "The Wrestling Season," a taut one-act play by Laurie Brooks about intens…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Les Miserables movie: Stars of original stage version get an encore as they join film cast

The original stars of the stage version of musical Les Miserables will join Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in the big-screen version, which begins rehearsals on Monday.

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She Stoops To Conquer by John Morrison

Directing your first classic English 18th century comedy in the unforgivingly vast surroundings of the Olivier theatre is a high hurdle to jump for a young director like Jamie Lloyd; and it'…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Review: The House of Bernarda Alba ***

In 2010 Tamasha transplanted Lorca's classic matriarchal drama to Pakistan::E8831280241984, and now the Almeida presents a version (scripted by Emily Mann) that sets the action in rural Iran…

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Rupert Friend to Star in New London Fringe Production of Dennis Potter's Brimstone and Treacle by Mark Shenton

Rupert Friend will return to the London stage to star in a new production of Dennis Potter's Brimstone and Treacle, beginning performances May 2 at the fringe Arcola Theatre Studio 2, pr…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Double Salami: week 3 by Kurt Chiang

I'm not going to lie to you. That there is a Double Salami.Just let me know if this gets too serious.(It's too serious.)Double Salami.

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PHAMALy and Curious continue to push theatrical boundaries by Lisa Kennedy

Two of Denver's most visionary theater companies are taking on plays that embrace but also push forward their creative ambitions: The handicapped company PHAMALy is performing "The Elephant…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Wit: Theater Review by David Rooney

Cynthia Nixon’s unsparing performance makes Margaret Edson’s celebrated play a powerfully moving experience.

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Short Shorts 20 by Mark Shenton

While SOLT is putting a brave face on the prospects of audiences holding up during the Olympics, whatever Andrew Lloyd Webber may say, it’s possible that one way of meeting the reduced dem…

Linked From The Stage Registration at 01:53AM

Andrew Lloyd Webber of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Visits CBS (VIDEO)

“Phantom of the Opera” is the longest-running Broadway show ever. Andrew Lloyd Webber came to “CBS This Morning” to talk about his show’s success.

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Cultural Advice: Go See 'Chinglish'

There's not much time left in the Broadway run of David Henry Hwang's Chinglish. I understand that a West Coast tour will happen later this year, followed perhaps by a movie.

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On the Hot List this week: orchids, Centennial Beer Festival

Beer bonanza: Back for its fourth year, the Centennial Beer Festival at Moulin Events includes dozens of beers to taste during two Saturday sessions: 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. $30-$40. centenni…

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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The Friday Five, January 27, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

FIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN A BLACKOUT OCCURS DURING A PLAYby Matt Raudsepp of Matt and Kyle and MattGive someone near you the middle fingerWe've all been there before... you arrive at the theatr…

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Sherry Eaker by League of Professional Theatre Women

Editor, Writer, Producer New York, New York USA Collaboration is the key to working and being successful in this industry, and perhaps that’s what makes the theatre world so attractive to …

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TT: Into the (spot)light

In today's Wall Street Journal drama column I review the Broadway premiere of Wit and the Florida premiere of The...

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TT: Almanac

"But all the authorities, it is pleasant to know, report that the final scene, though it may be full of...

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Jim Dale on the Road to Mecca; Audiences Loves You Porgy (and Bess); Monday, January 30th - Oh, What a (Busy) Night!; More Opera from the Met Archives by Ellis Nassour

Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca stars Tony winner Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino  Tony and DD winner Jim Dale. It takes a while for the sparks to fly in this revival, actually makin…

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Review: YOSEMITE by Martin Denton

Daniel Talbott's Yosemite, which is premiering at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, is a sad, lyrical play about three lost children: how they got that way, and, perhaps, how we got that way …

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Richard Montoya and Culture Clash Return to La Jolla Playhouse With American Night Jan. 27-Feb. 26 by Kenneth Jones

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, Richard Montoya's new work about a U.S. citizenship test and echoes from American history, plays La Jolla Playhouse starting Jan. 27. Jo B…

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World Premiere of Disgraced, an Examination of Muslim-American Identity, Begins Jan. 27 in Chicago by Michael Gioia

American Theater Company presents the world premiere of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, an examination of a modern Muslim-American struggling to define his identity, beginning Jan. 27, prior to…

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As You Like It, With Gretchen Egolf and Christian Conn, Opens Jan. 27 at the Pittsburgh Public by Michael Gioia

Pittsburgh Public Theater continues its season with a new production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, officially opening Jan. 27, following previews that began Jan. 19, at the …

Linked From Playbill at 12:00AM

Alec Baldwin Stars in Staged Reading of Clifford Odets' Big Knife Jan. 27 by Michael Gioia

Tony Award nominee Alec Baldwin (A Streetcar Named Desire) returns to Buffalo, NY, Jan. 27 to read Clifford Odets' The Big Knife in a benefit for Road Less Traveled Productions.

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DIVA TALK: Chatting With Godspell Star Lindsay Mendez by Andrew Gans

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

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New York-Aimed Giant, With Kate Baldwin, Aaron Lazar and P.J. Griffith, Opens in Dallas Jan. 27 by Adam Hetrick

Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson's musical adaptation of Edna Ferber's iconic novel Giant, a sweeping drama of love and American ambition set against the battle between Texa…

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Robin De Jesus and Javier Muñoz Are Two Gentlemen of Verona, Starting Jan. 27 by Adam Hetrick

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus and Drama Desk Award winner Javier Muñoz, who co-starred on Broadway in the musical In the Heights,  reunite for the Shakespeare T…

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