Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

The Ugly One by StageGrade

Do critics like the looks of "The Ugly One"?

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Meet the Cast of A Room with a View by The Old Globe

Meet the Cast of A Room with a View Meet the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of A Room with a View, a new musical based on the novel by E.M. Forster with book by Marc Acito, m…

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SPECIAL: A Whitney Houston Retrospective by Pat Cerasaro

The entire entertainment world is reeling. We have lost one of our most iconic pop, RampB and soundtrack performers this evening Whitney Houston was just reported dead at the age of 48. Havi…

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/11/2012's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2112012.

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Review: Barnum (Quest Theatre Ensemble) by Scotty Zacher

The beauty of *Barnum* is that, despite the magnitude of its subject matter, it’s a relatively small-scale show, and is an ideal fit for small but mighty Quest Theatre Ensemble. Despite so…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

The Recording Academy on Whitney Houston 'Light Has Been Dimmed' by BroadwayWorld

Six-time GRAMMY winner Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades. Her powerful voi…

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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of SPARKLE with Whitney Houston by Stage Tube

Houston just recenty filmed the remake of the 1976 film 'Sparkle' playing the role of Jordin Sparks's mother in the film, which will feature the original score from composer Curtis Mayfield.…

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Grammy Award Winner Whitney Houston Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at age 48, according to reports. No cause of death has been announced. Houston appeared in such films as The Bodyguard, Wait…

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Grammy Award Winner Whitney Houston Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston has died on Saturday, February 11 at age 48, according to reports. She was found in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. No cause o…

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Craig Zadan & Neil Meron on Whitney Houston's Death 'Heartbroken' by BroadwayWorld

We reached out to producer Craig Zadan and he tells that Neil Meron and I worked closely with Whitney on the TV production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and the m…

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Grammy Winner Whitney Houston Dies at 48 by Andrew Gans

Multiple Grammy winner Whitney Houston, who was arguably the voice of her generation, died Feb. 11, according to CNN. The singer was 48.

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It’s a Shame About the War by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: WALNUT CREEK Arms and the Man, Center REPertory Company. By Sam Hurwitt It’s clear as soon as you enter the theater at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts that Cent…

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Composer Frank Wildhorn on Whitney Houston's Death 'So Sad and Tragic' by BroadwayWorld

We reached out to Frank Wildhorn upon the news of the singer's death today at age 48, and he tells that it's So sad and tragic...she was such a big part of my life in the l…

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Review: The Navigator by Chris Kompanek

Eddie Antar's smart and enjoyable comedy focuses on a man whose GPS gives him more than driving directions.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Jane Lynch Joins A.C.O.D. Film by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veteran and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch will co-star in the new film A.C.O.D., according to The actress will play a down-on-her-luck therapist in the comedy, which will…

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Aya Cash, Allison Janney, Tony Shalhoub Cast in Friday Night Dinner Pilot by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veterans Allison Janney, Tony Shalhoub and Aya Cash will co-star in the NBC pilot Friday Night Dinner, according to The series, based on a British television show of the…

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Actor Philip Bruns Has Died by Brian Scott Lipton

Actor Philp Bruns has died at 80, according to reports. He performed on Broadway in The Deputy, King Henry V, Blood Red Roses, and Lysistrata, and appeared on numerous television series an…

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Chicago Theater Review: ENRON (TimeLine Theatre) by Dan Zeff

A CRIMINAL SCRIPT OF AN EVIL STORY Lucy Prebble’s play Enron tries to dramatize the Enron financial scandal, one which serves as a poster child for everything greedy and immoral and corrup…

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STAGE TUBE: Whitney Houston Dies at 48; First TV Appearance Singing 'Home' from THE WIZ by Stage Tube

Whitney Houston's first television performance was on the Merv Griffen show April 29, 1985 singing 'Home' from THE WIZ.

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Breaking: Singer Whitney Houston Dies at 48 by BroadwayWorld

A rep for singer Whitney Houston has announced tonight to the Associated Press that Houston died this afternoon at age 48. No location or cause of death has yet been revealed.

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Bryn Terfel to Appear in Metropolitan Opera's Don Giovanni by Brian Scott Lipton

Bryn Terfel will play the role Leporello in the Tony Award winner Michael Grandage's production of Verdi's Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera on March 7, 10, 14 and 17. He wil…

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Glenn Close, Fionnula Flanagan, Ryan Gosling Receive Irish Film & Television Academy Awards by Andy Propst

Tony Award winner Glenn Clse was named Best International Actress for her work in Albert Nobbs during the ninth annual Irish Film and Television Awards to be held in Dublin on February 11. …

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

'Phantom of the Opera' marking 10,000 shows in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Phantom of the Opera" is making musical history on Broadway....

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It’s mom-entously original by James Jorden

No tenors, no arias, no orchestra pit, no plot. Can “You, My Mother” really be called an opera? Yes, it can! Despite the lack of traditional trappings, this new work by downtown troupe T…

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Chicago Theater Review: HESPERIA (Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe) by Dan Zeff

A TEPID DISCOURSE ON SEX AND RELIGION IN THE HEARTLAND Hesperia is the name of a small Midwestern town, home to a number of devout Christians. Young Claudia fled here from Los Angeles in spi…

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"Veronica's Room" in New Jersey by Bob Rendell

The richly entertaining and engrossing "Veronica's Room" is a tricky and complexly plotted play that is very difficult to fully realize.

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George Street Playhouse "Red" by Bob Rendell

It is a wonder to behold the plethora of ideas and the depth and complexity of characterization that playwright John Logan has managed to encompass in "Red," a ninety minute, one act, two ch…

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James Corden says he was a castaway long before Desert Island Discs by Vanessa Thorpe

Fame and loneliness led the Gavin & Stacey star to go out drinking every nightJames Corden was "so lost" at one point in his late 20s that his Gavin & Stacey co-stars, Ruth Jones and Rob Bry…

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Fox dynasty hails the ancestor who shaped a town by Vanessa Thorpe

British acting family will appear together at a restored venue built by their talented forebearMembers of the Fox family, one of Britain's most glamorous theatrical dynasties, are to appear …

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The Dream and Song of the Earth; The Rodin Project – review by Luke Jennings

Royal Opera House; Sadler's Wells, LondonFollowing Sergei Polunin's abrupt departure from the Royal Ballet, last Monday's opening night of The Dream saw Steven McRae assume the lead role of …

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A Dangerous Method – review by Philip French

David Cronenberg analyses the pioneering work of Jung and Freud in this engrossing and thought-provoking dramaDavid Cronenberg has long been recognised as a prime exponent of the psychologic…

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Sex With a Stranger – review by Tom Lamont

Trafalgar Studios 2, LondonA Saturday-night pull is the starting point for Stefan Golaszewski's new play, bleakly funny business when presented as forensically as this: a Lynx Africa-scented…

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Janie Dee: the best performance I've ever seen

A Jacobean tragedy can be difficult to relate to, because it was written so long ago and the language can be so florid but this production was realised in such a modern and emotional way tha…

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The Devil and Mister Punch – review by Killian Fox

Barbican, LondonOne murder, according to the puppet-master Mr Harvey in this gleefully nasty piece of work from Improbable, is committed every 1.56 seconds. To help us understand this ghastl…

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Romeo and Juliet; The Changeling; Master Class – review by Kate Kellaway

Nuffield, Southampton; Young Vic; Vaudeville, LondonI watched Romeo and Juliet in the company of several Southampton school parties – bracing myself for a noisy night ahead. But Headlong, …

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Heads Up: Michael Frayn Season

What are we talking about?A festival of work by playwright Michael Frayn, across Sheffield's three theatres (the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio). The programme includes major revivals of Copenh…

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Absent Friends, Harold Pinter, London The Way of the World, Crucible, Sheffield The Devil and Mr Punch, Barbican Pit, London

A large clock projects on to the front curtain at the start of Absent Friends, its second hand spinning.

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Flamenco Festival, Sadler's Wells, London At Swim Two Boys, Riverside Studios, London

Every February for the past nine years, the Sadler's Wells Flamenco Festival has endeavoured to beam some Spanish sun into chilled, grey souls. In the early days the components were predicta…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Jordan Roth, 'Clybourne Park's' Broadway producer, makes West Coast swing by Kelly Scott

Broadway producer Jordan Roth was sitting in a downtown Los Angeles hotel lobby late Friday afternoon, laughing and giving a broad wave of his hand at the suggestion that he’d stumbled upo…

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Chicago Theater Review: UNNECESSARY FARCE (First Folio Theatre at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook) by Dan Zeff

FIRST FOLIO MOVES THEIR BLOOMIN’ FARCE INTO HIGH GEAR Unnecessary Farce is that rarest of theatrical birds: a farce that is actually funny. Sure, it’s silly to the max, but it makes the …

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Jason Grote: How I got a job on ‘Smash’ – by Tim

Jason Grote: How I got a job on ‘Smash’ My twitter pal and fellow Friend of Tom has an article in the LA Times: “Playwrights have years of experience developing characters …

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Literary Heirs – by Tim

Literary Heirs The NYTimes highlights some cool literary magazines: What distinguishes these 10 is that they’re not only intello-chic statements for your side table. They’re also really …

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Love, sex and race

For playwright Tracey Scott Wilson, whose "Buzzer" premieres this week at Pillsbury House Theatre, "postracial" is a new American dream.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Theater reviews: Up and down on Broadway

A blockbuster musical shows why it's been panned, and a star-filled dramedy proves entirely buzz-worthy.

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Irish Film Academy Chooses Glenn Close as 'Best International Actress' for ALBERT NOBBS by BroadwayWorld

In Glenn Close's latest film she stars as Albert Nobbs - a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some twenty years after donning men's clothing, she fi…

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The Living is Now Easy for "Porgy and Bess" by Jan Simpson

The producers of  the show now known as The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess announced this week that their controversial remix of the classic musical about lovers in a poor black fishing co…

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Review: The Gingerbread House (Red Tape Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Though a disturbying story, Scenic Designer Scott Davis and Projections Designer Mike Stanfill create a fairytale-like feel. Branches hang from the ceiling. Kaleidoscope imagery on the bac…

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The Slave Theater in Brooklyn at Center of Bitter Battle Over Ownership by John Leland

The Slave Theater in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, once a hub of civil rights activity, is mired in a bitter battle over ownership rights.

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Broadway Phantom Gets Video Visit From London at 10,000th NYC Performance

The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera — already the longest-running show in Broadway history — reached another milestone at the 2 PM matinee on F…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Virginia Opera’s Orphée at George Mason Center for the Arts, Reviewed by Mike Paarlberg

Philip Glass’s vision of hell has Orpheus and Eurydice being grilled about their love life by judges holding tea cups; it looks a lot like marriage counseling. This probably wasn’t the p…

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Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Charles Laughton, directed by Brian Kulick, choreographed by Tony Speciale, with F. Murray Abraham, Robert Do by Yvonne Korshak

The conflict in Galileo is iconic: freedom of ideas vs. censorship. Brecht peppers his play and his character of Galileo (1564-1642 ) with some Marxist views which are anachronistic but the …

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Bay Area Theater Review: A STEADY RAIN (Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley) by Tony Frankel

MIST OPPORTUNITY I was troubled after the opening of the West Coast Premiere of Chicago playwright Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain at Marin Theatre Company. I couldn’t shake the feeling that …

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Adam Szymkowicz: I Interview Playwrights Part 426: Josh Koenigsberg by Tim

Adam Szymkowicz: I Interview Playwrights Part 426: Josh Koenigsberg: If someone elected me “President Overlord of All Off-Broadway Theater” I would immediately double the amount …

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Mamet's 'Race' takes on sensitive subjects at the Rep

"All drama is about lies," writer David Mamet has said. His play "Race," which opened on Friday at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, makes that point vividly as it takes on two topics Amer…

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Roll Away the Stoners by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Jesus in India, Magic Theatre. By Sam Hurwitt Playwright Lloyd Suh made a big impression in 2009 with American Hwangap, his hilarious world premiere comedy at M…

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'Royal Family of Guitar' returns to St. Louis

The Romeros, known as the Royal Family of the Guitar, have been performing as a quartet in one configuration or another since 1959, touring the world and making well-received recordings sinc…

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STAGE TUBE: Hugh Panaro Sings 'Music of the Night' On CBS THIS MORNING to Celebrate PHANTOM's 10,000th Performance! by Stage Tube

The longest-running show in Broadway history, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, offered its 10,000th performance today at 2 PM as a special benefit for The Actors Fund. PHANTOM star Hugh Panaro, cur…

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"Phantom" Celebrates 10,000th Performance

"The Phantom of the Opera" will celebrate its 10,000th performance Saturday.

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I Interview Playwrights Part 426: Josh Koenigsberg by Adam Szymkowicz

Josh Koenigsberg Hometown:  Greenwich Village, New York City Current Town:  Park Slope, New York City Q:  What are you working on now? A:  Well I recently got hired t…

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Butz prepares for 'How I Learned to Drive' in New York

NEW YORK • The morning after a recent rehearsal of "How I Learned to Drive," Elizabeth Reaser looks over a sheet of paper listing the things her director thinks she needs to work on next t…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "The Addams Family" - 2/11/12

Uncle Fester may ride a rocket to the moon, but the rest of us remain firmly on the ground watching his flight.

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Review: Peter Pan’s Shadow Part 1: Neverland (Dream Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Jeremy Menekseoglu’s script is as fascinating as its staging. Peter Pan’s Shadow is not a direct adaptation of Barrie’s work but a conscientious embodiment of the tale’s underlying t…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Disney's NEWSIES on Broadway - Chat Live With the Cast by Disney on Broadway

Disney's NEWSIES on Broadway - Chat Live With the Cast Catch this re-play of our live YouTube chat from Thursday, Feb. 16 Featured in this special live online event are: • And…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

The "Phantom" Menace by The Playgoer

Patrick Healy's lede for today's front-page NYT story on the 10,000th(!) performance of Phantom says a lot: “The Phantom of the Opera” will make show business history on Saturday with th…

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“Two Bobs, No Waiting” – Amy (Bob) Engelhardt and Bob Malone at the Duplex by Sandi Durell

Reviewed by Joe Regan Jr.  January 27, 2012 Amy Engelhardt grew up in New Jersey and migrated to the West Coast to do film work, performing vocals on many films.  In Los Angeles, she joine…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)

Highlights From The Toxic Avenger Starring Constantine Maroulis

Former "American Idol" contestant and Tony-nominated star of Rock of Ages, Constantine Maroulis leaves his bad boy rocker image behind to play science nerd Melvin Ferd who, when covered i…

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Weekend Agenda: Gavin Creel and Andrew Rannells Are Tweeting About Naming Their Babies Edition by Lucky and The Mick

Though you’d never know it from the weather, February is well under way. So this weekend, while mother nature tries valiantly to make some snow happen, we’ll be seeing some Encor…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/11- THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG by Stage Tube

Today in 1979, They're Plaing Our Song opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1082 performances. With a book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, and music by Marvin Hamlis…

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Spotlight On...Jake Boyd by Michael Block

Name: Jake BoydHometown: Tuscaloosa, AlabamaEducation: BA in musical theatre from the University of AlabamaSelect Credits: Xanadu (Sonny, Cape Rep Theatre); Oklahoma! (Will, National To…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Top Gun! The Musical in FTL Crashes and Burns by Bill Hirschman

This production of Top Gun! The Musical at Empire Stage suffers from Shoulda Woulda Coulda Syndrome: It shoulda been cast with performers who could actually sing and act. It woulda had a sh…

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Review: (Ottawa) Actor's Nightmare and 'Dentity Crisis by The Charlebois Post

Durang-Oby Jim MurchisonIt has been a while since I have been part of a college production so I was excited about seeing two clever one act plays at the Algonquin campus. The studio theatre …

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Photo Flash: First Look - Nick Jonas Guest Stars on NBC's SMASH, 2/27 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway stars Nick Jonas and Wesley Taylor will be featured on the February 27th episode of NBC's SMASH. The episode is entitled 'The Cost of the Art' and will air at 1000 pmET on the NBC n…

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STAGE TUBE: Matt Von Roderick's 'Let the Trumpet Talk,' Directed By ROCK OF AGES' Kristin Hanggi! by Stage Tube

Check out singer and songwriter Matt Von Roderick's music video for his new single Let the Trumpet Talk. The video is directed by the Tony nominated director of ROCK OF AGES, Kristin Hanggi.…

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MIchael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Radcliffe, to Star as Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings Film by Andy Propst

Stage veterans Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Kyra Sedgiwck will co-star alongside Daniel Radcliffe Kill Your Darlings, according to The film will be directed by Au…

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James Wolk to Star in USA's Political Animals by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen actor James Wolk will co-star in USA's upcoming drama series Political Animals, according to Wolk will play Doug Barrish, the son and chief of staff of E…

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Blythe Danner Cast in GIlded Lilys Pilot by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award and Emmy Awad winner Blythe Danner has been cast in the ABC drama pilot Gilded Lillys, according to The series is set in 1895 New York City and focuses on the openi…

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Hubbard Street returns to perform with St. Louis Symphony

Collaborations among artistic disciplines can yield more than the sum of their parts. Next weekend's collaboration between the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago p…

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Merrily We Roll Along--Encores by Rodney Sexton

I saw the Lincoln Center reunion performance of Merrily We Roll Along in 2002. It was a joy to be in the room, to hear the score sung live. But the book and concept (going backward in time)…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 10,000th Performance is Today; Will Benefit The Actors Fund by BroadwayWorld

The longest-running show in Broadway history, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will offer its 10,000th performance today at 2 PM as a special benefit for The Actors Fund.

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Theatre Reviews: It’s man vs. man in The Double and Hughie, two delightful duets by Robert Cushman

Time to order a double-double. The show called The Double is based on a Dostoevski novella of the same title, concerning one Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin. Or rather two Yakov Petrovich Golyadki…

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So it's Jim Petosa at the New Rep . . . by Thomas Garvey

The announcement came in yesterday, but I didn't open it till this morning.  Jim Petosa of BU, who helmed the New Rep's recent success Three Viewings, and also directed Opus there, has …

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Hugh Jackman to Launch Chocolate Line by BroadwayWorld

According to WENN, Broadway veteran Hugh Jackman is launching a chocolate line, expanding his and his wife's fair trade coffee company Laughing Man. The company will now offer organic and ko…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)

"Phantom" To Mark 10,000th Performance

"The Phantom of the Opera" will celebrate its 10,000th performance today.

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Look Back in Anger – Roundabout Revival Off B’way at the Laura Pels by Oscar E Moore

The first thing we hear is some vintage jazz played just loud enough to annoy.  Setting the proper mood for what we see on stage - a ramshackle mess of the extremely tight quarters that the…

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Photo Coverage: Songs You Should Know Concert at The Laurie Beechman by Peter James Zielinski

Libra Theater Company presented Songs You Should Know, a concert of new and rarely performed songs by some of todays most prolific music theater writers. The concert took place on Monday, Fe…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)

LoveSick or Things That Don't Happen by

59E59 Theatres, Off Broadway By Adrienne Urbanski BOTTOM LINE: The dark humor of this play’s jaded takes on romantic love makes it a perfect Valentine’s Day outing for the broken-…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Elaine Paige Wows at Lincoln Center's American Songbook! by BroadwayWorld TV

Here, we bring you fabulous highlights from Paige's first show on February 10th which nearly 'blew the roof off' at the Allen Room, receiving well-deserved rapturous applause and multiple st…

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At the Feet of Follies by Sarah B. Roberts

In January I had the opportunity to see Follies on Broadway three more times before it closed.   Once was with Byrne of  courtesy of Jesse at &nbs…

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Fuse Jazz Reviews: The Dominique Eade Quartet at Scullers & Ran Blake / Dominique Eade CD, “Whirlpool” by Arts Fuse Editor

Dominique Eade’s two greatest gifts are her clarity of musical thought and her courage as an improviser. She does not try to be a cabaret-style interpreter or a ring-a-ding-ding swinger.

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Feature: William Shatner Welcomes You To His World by Brian Scott Lipton

The legendary actor talks about his long-awaited return to Broadway in Shatner's World: We Just Live In It.

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NY Review: ''The Navigator' by Jonathan Mandell

A GPS device turns out not just to be aggressively helpful but also clairvoyant in Eddie Antar's clever, cautionary comedy about our tech-dependent era.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)

From chaos comes… Filter Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Eleanor Turney

Sean Holmes tells Eleanor Turney about Filter Theatre's forthcoming production at the Lyric Hammersmith and unveils the planning, designing and complete chaos that goes on backstage.

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Stars of Vaudeville #439: The Four Step Brothers by Trav S.D.

This post is one of a series honoring Black History Month. The Four Step Brothers were a team of dancers, “brothers” in name only, with an ever shifting line-up. The original cor…

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Max Baer & Lou Costello by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of boxer Max Baer. Read about his vaudeville and show biz connection here. And here’s Baer and Joe Louis being interviewed by that famous sports journalist Lou Co…

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The Mills Brothers by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the Mills Brothers dad and manager John Mills (not to be confused with the English actor!) My full article on the family act is here.  And now here they are singing…

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Mafioso and murderer tackle Shakespeare in new film

BERLIN (Reuters) - Drug dealers, a Mafioso and a murderer are cast in the roles of Caesar, Brutus, Cassius and others in "Caesar Must Die," a docu-drama about inmates at a tough Italian pris…

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A Bit More on Protest... by Don Hall

As we look into the basic effectiveness of the immediate protest and reversal of the Komen/Planned Parenthood funding decision, it merits a bit more examination as to why it worked when so m…

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BWW's On This Day - February 11, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)

The oil sands' latest byproduct: cutting-edge theatre by J. Kelly Nestruck

Two ambitious new plays mine Alberta’s petroleum industry for inspiration - and its biggest corporations for expertise and money

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)

History museum might want your old underwear for upcoming exhibit

From the old-fashioned to modern, many styles will be covered this summer. 

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Sweet sorrow for a dancer bowing out

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Riolama Lorenzo's final performance before retiring is Sunday, but it was already a lovefest Thursday night, when the company opened its Pushing Boundari…

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Auf Wiedersehen by Sarah B. Roberts

Way back in 2008, we started hearing and then talking to Renée Fleming about the possibility that she would sing "Ariadne" in Strauss' Ariadne Auf Naxos. Last year it was finally con…

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Michael Cerveris' Barber by Sarah B. Roberts

Last month, Michael Cerveris performed at the Lincoln Center American Songbook series.   Go read the review here at the NYTimes.   Michael's evening was chockfull of music - Southe…

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Reeds and a Soprano at Carnegie Hall by Sarah B. Roberts

Sunday, January 15th, was one of the coldest days we've had in New York City in a long time (and subsequently hasn't been as cold since).  I think the windchill was around 4 degrees far…

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‘Waltzes’ nearly pairfect by Leigh Witchel

New York City Ballet featured two big, glitzy spectacles at Wednesday night’s mixed bill, but only one pulled its weight. A return engagement of last spring’s “The Seven Deadly Sins”…

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Caridad Svich by League of Professional Theatre Women

Playwright, Translator, Songwriter, Editor South Gate, California USA Where do you look for inspiration? Politics, poetry, music, film, literature and human experience What’s your favorite…

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Arts | New Jersey: August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ at the Two River Theater — Review by Anita Gates

“Jitney,” one of August Wilson’s 10 plays about the 20th-century African-American experience, is at the Two River Theater Company.

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Arts | Connecticut: ‘Sty of the Blind Pig’ at Hartford Theaterworks — Review by Anita Gates

“Sty of the Blind Pig” at Hartford Theaterworks is a solid, poignant production that feels like a tableau vivant of saddened people left behind.

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Arts | Long Island: ‘The Sunshine Boys’ at the Engeman Theater — Review by Aileen Jacobson

“The Sunshine Boys,” by Neil Simon, is onstage at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport through March 25.

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Theatre for Thought, February 11, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

An Open Letter to the Board of Directors of Stratford Shakespeare Festivalfrom joel fishbaneDear Stratford Shakespeare Festival:I am writing with great concern over the way you have chosen t…

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Broadway's Phantom Hits 10,000th Performance on Feb. 11; Milestone Benefits The Actors Fund by Kenneth Jones

Alumni of the 24-year Broadway run of The Phantom of the Opera are expected to be sprinkled among the audience of the history-making 10,000th Broadway performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber …

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THE WEEK AHEAD, Feb. 11-17: Phantom Celebrates 10,000; Death of a Salesman and Shatner's World Begin on Broadway by Blake Ross's weekly planner reminds you that Phantom celebrates a milestone… Elaine Paige closes out the American Songbook Series… and the Signature Theatre Company's…

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CHART TOPPERS: Most-Read Stories, Week of Jan. 29–Feb. 4 by Judy Samelson

Here are the most-read stories for the week of Jan. 29–Feb. 4, 2012, from information compiled by

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Next to Normal, Next Fall, A Minister's Wife Among San Jose Rep's 2012-13 Season by Michael Gioia

San Jose Repertory Theatre's artistic director Rick Lombardo has announced San Jose Rep's 2012-13 season, which begins Aug. 30 with the world premiere of Jonathan Marc Feldman's …

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rob Reiner, Eric Stonestreet Attend Family Equality Council's 2012 Awards Dinner Feb. 11 by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson performs at the Family Equality Council's 2012 Los Angeles Awards Dinner Feb. 11 at Universal Studios' Globe Theatre in L.A.

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STAGE TO SCREENS: Meet Samantha Barks, Eponine of the New Les Misérables Film by Mark Shenton

Samantha Barks, the young lady who'll play unrequited lover Eponine in the film musical of Les Misérables, is not a household-name pop star, but an actress who earned her role the…

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The Cost of the Erection, With "All My Children" Star Michael E. Knight, Opens Feb. 11 by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actors Michael E. Knight ("All My Children") and Robin Riker ("The Bold and the Beautiful") star in Blank Theatre's production of Jon Marans' The…

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Red Bull Workshop of The Aeneid, With Music By Duncan Sheik, Begins Feb. 11 by Adam Hetrick

The Red Bull Theater's workshop of Olivier Kemeid's adaptation of The Aeneid, featuring music by Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik, is presented Feb. 11-12 in…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With James Houghton, Artistic Director of Signature Theatre Company by Robert Simonson

James Houghton, founding artistic director of Signature Theatre Company, talks about the expanded mission of the Off-Broadway company now that it has a new three-venue complex on West 42nd S…

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JKTS INTERACTIVE: HOT and HOTTER: Round 3: Dueling Broadway Mormons by JK


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Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest finalists named

Nearly 1,000 students, grades 4-12, strutted their stuff at the Pittsburgh Public Theater's this week in the preliminaries of the 18th annual Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest.

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