Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/11/2012

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2112012.

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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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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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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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Once Original Cast Album Gets Official Release Date by Broadway.com

The original cast recording of soon-to-be Broadway musical Once will hit stores on March 13. The album will feature all of the songs written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova for the …

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Tony Winner Ellen Barkin Joins Andrew Rannells in New Normal TV Pilot by Broadway.com

Tony winner Ellen Parkin will join The Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells as a star of the previously announced NBC TV pilot The New Normal, according to Deadline.com. Creat…

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How to Succeed Star Nick Jonas on the ‘Incredible Talent' of Les Miserables Movie Star Samantha Barks by Broadway.com

When British actress Samantha Barks landed the part of Eponine in the upcoming movie adaptation of Les Miserables, the news came as a quite a shock to fans, since Grammy winner Tay…

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Vanessa Williams and James Spader Head Backstage at Porgy and Bess by Broadway.com

Porgy and Bess is a celebrity hot spot with the likes of Rosie O’Donnell, Joan Rivers and Chelsea Clinton all recently making their way to the show and backstage to congratulate its st…

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Original Passion Stars Donna Murphy & Marin Mazzie Dreamcast the Upcoming Revival and Reminisce About Stage Nudity by Broadway.com

Stephen Sondheim devotees aren't the only ones looking forward to the Classic Stage Company's 2013 revival of Passion, Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony-winning 1994 musica…

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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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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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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 Deadline.com. 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 Deadline.com. The series, based on a British television show of the…

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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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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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2012 Grammys: 'Mormon' creator ready for big night by Joe Dziemianowicz

A cut on the original cast recording (don’t call it a soundtrack!) of “The Book of Mormon” is a cheery little tune called “I Am Here for You.” Native New Yorker Robert Lopez will b…

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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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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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Ed Harris, Amy Madigan go South in Beth Henley's 'The Jacksonian' by Sean Mitchell, Special To The Los Angeles Times

The actors star as a separated couple in 1964 Jackson, Miss., in the world premiere at Geffen Playhouse.The late Robert Altman, while he was making a movie of Sam Shepard's play "Fool for Lo…

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'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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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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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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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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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 BroadwayWorld.com 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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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 BroadwayWorld.com that it's So sad and tragic...she was such a big part of my life in the l…

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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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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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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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 7pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Literary Heirs – NYTimes.com 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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Jason Grote: How I got a job on ‘Smash’ – latimes.com 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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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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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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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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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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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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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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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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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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“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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"Phantom" To Mark 10,000th Performance

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

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Los Angeles Opera to Offer a Verdi Rarity by Daniel J. Wakin

The Los Angeles Opera will perform Verdi's "The Two Foscari" in its coming season.

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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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The Week in Culture Pictures, Feb. 10 by The New York Times

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

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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…

Linked From Chicago Theater Beat at 04:16PM
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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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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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Grammy Awards 2012 - Performances and Meghan Tonjes' Predictions by DanceOn

Grammy Awards 2012 - Performances and Meghan Tonjes' Predictions The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air live Sunday, February 12th at 8/7c on CBS. Meghan Tonjes gives her picks for her…

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Julie Andrews Directing Musical Adapted From Her Children’s Book by Andre Tartar

In November, at a Chester, Connecticut, theater.

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Theater Review: A Wit That Still Crackles by Scott Brown

That real rare thing: a good, small play.

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Claire Danes Is This Year’s Pudding Pot Recipient by Andre Tartar

Annual award given out by Harvard's theatrical society.

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

Linked From The Craptacular at 01:05PM
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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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: 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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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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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 Deadline.com. Wolk will play Doug Barrish, the son and chief of staff of E…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:17PM

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 Deadline.com. The series is set in 1895 New York City and focuses on the openi…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:17PM

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 Deadline.com The film will be directed by Au…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:17PM

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

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:42AM

Who won the tickets to see Nick Jonas in How To Succeed? by Ken Davenport

Whooooa! Twitter just about blew up with this week's giveaway! There's an awful lot of peeps out there who want to see Nick Jonas strut his stuff in H2$ on the Broadway. And frankly, I'm one…

Linked From The Producer's Perspective at 11:17AM
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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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 …

Linked From The Hub Review at 10:51AM

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…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:42AM
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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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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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…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:41AM

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

Linked From Trav S.D. at 08:51AM

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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A Man of No Importance by Wendy Caster

SeanPatrick Murtagh andCharlie Owens Photo: Bella MuccariSeeing Off-Off-Broadway and community productions is a bit of a crapshoot. Quality ranges from superb to “what were they thinking?…

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LEAVE THE BALCONY OPEN – dealing with death Off Off B’way by Oscar E Moore

  Maya Macdonald’s new play LEAVE THE BALCONY OPEN isn’t a play in the traditional sense of the word.  It is more of a meditation - a theme with variations - dealing with death…

Linked From Oscar E. Moore at 08:07AM

Kushner and Schumacher on Education by Scott Walters

Fifteen years ago, Tony Kushner delivered the keynote address to the assembled college theatre professors of the US at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) convention. His …

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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…

Linked From Adventures in the Endless Pursuit of Entertainment at 08:05AM

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…

Linked From Adventures in the Endless Pursuit of Entertainment at 08:05AM

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…

Linked From Adventures in the Endless Pursuit of Entertainment at 08:05AM

TimeLine’s entertaining ‘Enron’ is all flash, little substance by Bob Bullen

Hey. I’ve an offer for you. Invest today in an idea I expect to have fully fleshed out in the future, and I’ll pay you back with this virtual stock made up of unicorn farts and f…

Linked From Chicago Theatre Addict at 08:05AM

Native Voices at the Autry- Sunday, February 12

Native Voices at the Autry continues its vital role as the country’s only equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing the work of Native American playwrights with a staged r…

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Gestating the writing process by RVCBard

The piece I'm gestating now has taught me that I don't write plays so much as give birth to them. And it frustrates me to no end. I am creatively bloated and sluggish, laden down with the pl…

Linked From Love's Labors Lost at 08:01AM
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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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…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 07:51AM

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…

Linked From Trav S.D. at 07:51AM

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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PAULA VOGEL LEADS PLAYWRIGHT BOOT CAMP AT SECOND STAGE THEATER by Admin

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel presented an eight-hour playwriting intensive at Second Stage Theater last weekend, where her 1997 drama HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is currently in …

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Backstage at TRACES! by Admin

TRACES takes human acrobatics to a whole new level! Check out the high-flying backstage footage!

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Praxis, Toronto Fringe and Theatre Centre at Social Media Week by Michael Wheeler

Praxis Theatre is involved in two events as part of Social Media Week next week, both of which address the intersection of performance and online technologies. Although many of these events …

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World Premiere Preview: February 10th, 11th, and 12th by Kurt Chiang

You know what the problem with Google Image searching at work is? I'm sorry, I meant, "do you know why it is a problem to Google Image search at work?" Right? Can't end with a preposition…

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THE WHOLE IN 30 DAYS PODCAST by The Fool Machine Collective

Alumnus John Jughead Pierson has co-created a podcast with fellow performer/writer Eric T. Roth. It is a Time Art experiment which follows their 30 day journey exploring a single theme. Th…

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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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Double Salami: Final Post: Feb 14th 2012, 4 days away by Kurt Chiang

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NY1 Theater Review: "Merrily We Roll Along"

When the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical "Merrily We Roll Along" debuted on Broadway back in 1981 it ran for only 16 performances. Over the last three decades the show has r…

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Musical of the Month: Shuffle Along by Doug Reside

A guest post & edition by Brian D. Valencia When Shuffle Along opened at the 63rd Street Music Hall on May 23, 1921, it marked the return of all-black musical shows to Broadway after n…

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Said versus heard by Adam Thurman

It isn't what people say, it's what people hear. You can say "risk" but then keep doing the same limited range of artistic stuff . . . people hear "safety". You can say "we welcome all" but …

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Six boost road grosses

Legit News: Road grosses

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Off West End takes off

Legit News: Two exemplify London's fringe strength

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Provocative 'Oklahoma!' hits 5th Avenue stage

"Oklahoma!," the classic tribute to hardy — and singing and dancing — pioneers by Rodgers and Hammerstein, runs through March 4 at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

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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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Still trying to get Sondheim's 'Merrily We Roll Along' right by James C. Taylor

"How did we get to be here?""How did we get to be here?"

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Behind the Record 'Phantom' Run

Broadway's longest-running show, "The Phantom of the Opera," will raise the curtain for its 10,000th performance Saturday. It'll be just another day at work for the more than two-dozen crew …

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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)
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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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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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JKTS INTERACTIVE: HOT and HOTTER: Round 3: Dueling Broadway Mormons by JK

LAST 2 DAYS TO ENTER THE CARRIE TICKET CONTEST!  VOTE IN IN THIS MONTH'S POLL, TOO!  (CLICK THE ICONS TO YOUR LEFT)For the first time in the HOT/HOTTER "tournament," the two guys g…

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

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

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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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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

Playbill.com'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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‘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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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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Porgy and Bess Stars Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis on Pizza, Sex Symbols and Les Miz Chic by Broadway.com

Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis heat up the stage in the acclaimed revival of Porgy and Bess, and offstage the stars are super close pals. The friends took a break from Catfish Row to answer f…

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Lea Michele Won't Grow Up, Nick Jonas is the Best Ex Ever and More Lessons of the Week by Lindsay Champion

As another fun-filled week on the Main Stem comes to a close, Broadway.com is revisiting our top headlines from the past seven days. From little red puppets to the secret Broadway dreams of …

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