Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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Chicago Theater Review: THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW DRESS (Next Theatre Company in Evanston) by Dan Zeff

A DRESS THAT’S ALREADY OUT OF STYLE The two-character romantic play typically follows a set pattern. A man and a woman have just met. They are very different in lifestyles and initially th…

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Poetic License by Theasy.com

The Director's Company, 59E59 Theatres, Off Broadway By Alan J. Miller BOTTOM LINE: A terrific new play which explores the blurred line between plagiarism and mutual cooperation; the …

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Rob Ackerman: Call Me Waldo Interview

"Call Me Adam" chats with playwright and SNL Props Master Rob Ackerman about his latest play "Call Me Waldo" which plays through March 11 at the June Havoc Theatre in NYC, being the props ma…

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Play finally to be Tennes-seen by Michael Riedel

Before he choked to death on a bottle cap at the Hotel Elysée in 1983, Tennessee Williams hoped to stage a comeback with a new play called “Masks Outrageous and Austere.” He’d written…

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Enterprising Shatner Kirks up one-man show by Elisabeth Vincentelli

William Shatner makes most screen actors look like puppets with too many media-training classes. It’s not as if he’s a great thespian like, say, Christopher Plummer — for whom Shatner…

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Fugard’s slow-starting ‘Knot’ ties up nicely by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Athol Fugard’s 1961 drama “Blood Knot” does the exact opposite of what writing manuals advise. Forget about setting the tone and the plot early on to capture the audience’s attention…

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‘Star Trek’ skipper hits B'way in ‘Shatner’s World’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

There’s not much art but plenty of commerce in “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It,” which opened last night at the Music Box Theatre for a limited run.

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Stong acting helps propel Athol Fugard’s ‘Blood Knot’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

Is apartheid thicker than family? That’s the terrible question throbbing at the heart of “Blood Knot,” a poky but ultimately persuasive 1961 drama by Athol Fugard, which premiered on T…

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Review: SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT

You have to hand it to William Shatner, by his own admission, there have been very few projects to which he has said no.  His latest frontier is Broadway.  With his new one-m…

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Antonio Banderas, Daniel Radcliffe, Sofia Vergara Among Kids Choice Awards Nominees by Brian Scott Lipton

Nominations have been announced for the 25th annual Nickolodeon Kids Choice Awards, will air live from USC's Galen Center on Saturday, March 31 at 8pm. Will Smith will host the ceremony…

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Freeze Frame: Keach, Channing & Griffiths Caricatures Unveiled at Sardis by Walter McBride

Stockard Channing, Rachel Grifiths and Stacy Keach, co-stars of the Broadway play Other Desert Cities, had their caricatures unveiled at Sardi's today, February 16. Joining in the celebratio…

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Photo Flash: First Look at PAINTING CHURCHES at Keen Company by Broadway World Newsdesk

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company (Carl Forsman, Artistic Director/Damon Chua, Executive Director) presents John Cunningham, Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Turnbull in Tina Howe…

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IDOL WATCH: The Show Heads to Las Vegas! by BroadwayWorld

70 contestants still remain at the start of tonight's AMERICAN IDOL episode, and they'll be headed to Las Vegas to sing the music of the 1950s and 60s in groups for a chance to be one of the…

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SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

"... those taking in Shatner's World will undoubtedly have an excellent idea of what to expect upon entering the theater."

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BLOOD KNOT - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Even if it's frequently obscured, history is always lurking around the Signature Theatre's production of Blood Knot.

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Theater Review: ‘Shatner’s World,’ One-Man Show at the Music Box Theater by Charles Isherwood

“Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It...,” a one-man show at the Music Box Theater, includes William Shatner’s stories of his acting career.

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Review: Shatner's World: We Just Live In It by Dan Bacalzo

William Shatner displays a curious mix of self-deprecation and self-aggrandizement in his entertaining Broadway solo show.

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Review: Blood Knot by Dan Bacalzo

Powerful performances from Colman Domingo and Scott Shepherd enliven Athol Fugard's searing Apartheid-era drama.

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Theater Review: ‘Blood Knot,’ by Athol Fugard, at Signature Theater by Charles Isherwood

The Signature Theater Company’s revival of Athol Fugard’s “Blood Knot” is more intellectually stimulating than emotionally engaging.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: The Jacksonian by Jonas Schwartz

Beth Henley's new play set in 1964 Mississippi is well-acted but hopelessly muddled.

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Stage version of 'War Horse' to come to Seattle's Paramount

Seattle Theatre Group and Seattle Repertory Theatre will copresent the Tony Award-honored play in a touring version in 2013.

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It's ‘Shatner's World: We Just Live in It’

Although he has not exactly gone where no man has gone before, William Shatner's propensity for saying "yes" takes him places other entertainers may never get to.

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THE BOOK OF MORMON Set for March 2013 in West End by BroadwayWorld

Today, The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that THE BOOK OF MORMON will open at the Prince of Wales Theatre in March of 2013. Casting is set to begin shortly in the UK.

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A powerful, searing 'Blood Knot'

Two South African brothers, one dark, one light, pass their lives in a grim shanty in the "colored" area outside Port Elizabeth. One restless night, they decide to get the dark brother a fem…

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Changes To This Here Blog by Tim

If you read this blog in an RSS feed reader, you might have missed the recent redesign. Navigation moved over to the left, some stuff that used to be orange is now kind of reddish, and there…

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Theater review: ‘New Jerusalem...’ at Pico Playhouse by Philip Brandes

Philip Brandes reviews David Ives' ‘New Jerusalem...’ at Pico Playhouse, presented by West Coast Jewish Theatre.

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Photo Coverage: Extra! Extra! Meet the Broadway Company of NEWSIES! by Walter McBride

Newsies will move to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited 101 performance run this spring, following its critically-hailed run at Paper Mill Playhouse in fall 2011. The musi…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:32PM

Shatner’s World Review: Captain Kirk Back On Broadway by Jonathan Mandell

There is the William Shatner, long forgotten, who appeared with Spencer Tracy in “Judgment at Nuremberg” and replaced an ill Christopher Plummer as Henry V at the Stratford Festival. The…

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Shatner's World: We Just Live In It: Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck William Shatner takes audiences on a witty journey through his acting career in his one-man Broadway performance.read more

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Richard Maxwell Comes Full Circle With O’Neill’s ‘Early Plays’ by Jason Zinoman

Richard Maxwell, once an intern for the Wooster Group, is now directing the group’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Early Plays.”

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Review: ‘Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers’ at H Street Playhouse by Peter Marks

It’s a nasty drop from the warm and fuzzy Darling family of the popular Broadway musical version of “Peter Pan” to the suffering brood of dramatist Michael Lluberes’s new adaptation,…

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THEATER: Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Early Plays’

The director Richard Maxwell narrates a video about the new collaboration between the Wooster Group and New York City Players, two experimental theater companies. (Video: Zbigniew Bzymek)

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‘Shatner's World’ on Broadway: Definitely on his own planet by Peter Marks

NEW YORK — Here are two things I learned from “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It”: William Shatner thinks George Takei can’t stand him. And Captain Kirk talks to his dog in the s…

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People You Should Know . . . Geraint Wyn Davies by Zack

GERAINT WYN DAVIES has played many leading roles on major stages across NorthAmerica and Europe including London and New York, has starred in numeroustelevision series and films, has directe…

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Dynamic dysfunction — The Fall to Earth at Odyssey by Pauline Adamek

  In its West Coast Premiere at the Odyssey Theatre, Chicago playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s two-act drama mines the prickly and uncomfortable terrain of a mother and daughter relatio…

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Review: South Pacific (Broadway in Chicago) by Scotty Zacher

Though watered down for the non-equity national tour, Rodgers and Hammerstein's soaring *South Pacific* still has staying power.

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Theater Review: ‘Lost on the Natchez Trace’ by Jan Buttram by Catherine Rampell

A slavetrader is at the mercy of a recent sale in the Abingdon Theater Company’s production of “Lost on the Natchez Trace.”

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Mother's story makes waves at Southbank's Women of the World festival

We took the last bus, the last bus of the evening, so no-one would see us." So begins Beside the Sea, an extraordinary, intense novella by the French playwright Véronique Olmi that the youn…

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Cultural Life: Dennis Kelly, playwright

Theatre: The last play I saw was Arnold Wesker's 'The Kitchen', at the National Theatre. Watching such a physical, and yet realistic, production, I couldn't help thinking about how far theat…

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco!! by Tim

As a former Austinite who now lives in the Bay Area, let me just say that this is so goddamn awesome. The greatest movie theater in the world, planning to open up at the New Mission. Yes! (v…

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Florida's Mosaic Theatre "Stop! The Violence" Video Contest" by John Lariviere

The contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12 who want to express themselves on issues of bullying and teen violence. Students are invited to submit creative videos two to five …

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Ten Reasons to Love the FRIGID New York Festival by Martin Denton

Just when the winter doldrums threaten to kick in, along comes FRIGID New York to bring a jolt of energy and excitement to the NYC theater landscape. A production of Horse Trade Theater Grou…

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"Oklahoma!" at 5th Avenue Theatre by David-Edward Hughes

With an African-American Jud Fry, and erotically charged choreography that has turned a few heads, the current production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's "Oklahoma!" has proven…

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Theater review: 'Dissonance' at the Falcon Theatre by F. Kathleen Foley

It's no novelty for playwrights to toy with classical musical structures as the basis for drama. It's no novelty for playwrights to toy with classical musical structures as the basis for dr…

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Angels of the North: Northern Broadsides by Annie Gouk

Actors Emily Aston and Kelsey Brookfield introduce the company's 20th anniversary production of Love's Labour's Lost and how the company is keeping things northern.

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"Seven Guitars" at St. Petersburg's American Stage by Bill Oser

Many of Wilson's plays are ensemble pieces, and this one is very much so. Each of the seven actors in the company seem to become part of a small community of friends and associates with a sh…

Linked From TalkinBroadway at 06:11PM

Pasadena Playhouse's Heiress Will Star Heather Tom, Julia Duffy and Richard Chamberlain by Kenneth Jones

Richard Chamberlain will play Dr. Sloper in Pasadena Playhouse's new production of The Heiress, also featuring Heather Tom as spinster daughter Catherine and Julia Duffy as Aunt Lavinia.…

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The Out of Towner: Cancer Survivors See the Play ‘Wit’ by Ruth Pennebaker

Two cancer survivors, Ruth Pennebaker and Jen Singer, see the play “Wit” and share their experiences of their illnesses.

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LA STAGE INSIDER by Julio Martinez

Zina Bethune killed by hit-run driver...A season of premieres at the Colony, plus details on seasons at LA Opera and Musical Theatre West...KPFK to air LATW radio plays...Richard Chamberlain…

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Jeremy Jordan and the Newsies Company Spread the Word on Their Hot New Show by Broadway.com

A new stage adaptation of the popular Disney musical Newsies will arrive on Broadway on March 15. The show features a cast of energetic up-and-coming Broadway actors including Jeremy Jordan,…

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Brave New Workshop still in fine fettle

REVIEW: The company's newest revue shows that it still has its satirical mojo.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO FLASH: Larry Bryggman, Tim Hopper, James Roday, Debra Winger at CQ/CX Opening by Tristan Fuge

On Wednesday, February 15, the Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of Gabe McKinley's CQ/CX opened at Peter Norton Space. Opening night guests included Jeffrey La…

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"'night, Mother" in Teaneck by Bob Rendell

There can be no doubt but that Marsha Norman has written a play with a smooth, poetic flow of language.

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The Afternoon Report, Thursday, February 16, 2012 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Thursday, February 16, 2012 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/BBBway Click on any hyperlinked  item for more inf…

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Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Sing the Praises of Godspell by Broadway.com

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the reality television stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, took off from Mommy and Daddy duty (to Joshua, 23; twins Jana and John-David, 21; Jill, 20; Jessa…

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People You Should Know . . . Melissa Gawlowski by Zack

MELISSA GAWLOWSKI hails from Hell, Michigan andcurrently resides in Brooklyn. Her New York credits include: TheFrankophile (City Attic Theatre), The Incredible Journ…

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TUTS' Annie Will Feature George Dvorsky, Michele Ragusa, Glory Crampton and Sadie Sink by Adam Hetrick

George Dvorsky, Michele Ragusa, Glory Crampton and newcomer Sadie Sink will star in the Theatre Under The Stars production of Annie, which will begin performances March 20 in Houston, TX.

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Review: A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Chicago Shakespeare) by Scotty Zacher

Director Gary Griffin paces *Midsummer Night's Dream* for non-stop laughs. The merrymaking ensemble swirls and twirls through the madcap romances. This show charms with frolicsome fun! Hig…

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OPM's Ben Bares Responds to Arts Funding Push-Back by Frank Rizzo

Phase-In Of the Elimination of Earmarks Now ProposedFile this under: "The Devil Is in the Deatils"

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Stage spotlight: 'My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding'

Plus Bill T. Jones and "Reeling Over Love."

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Just Dance - SNL Zooey Deschanel, M.I.A. Bad Girls, In Living Color Fly Girls, Wendy Williams by DanceOn

Just Dance - SNL Zooey Deschanel, M.I.A. Bad Girls, In Living Color Fly Girls, Wendy Williams Zooey Deschanel hosts SNL, and Oscar-nominated actor Jean Dujardin of The Artist stops by to st…

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Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Christian Borle & More to Reprise Roles For Broadway Run of Peter and the Starcatcher by Broadway.com

Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Christian Borle and the original off-Broadway cast of Peter and the Starcatcher are set to return to the show for its upcoming Broadwa…

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PHOTO FLASH: Ricky Martin, Nicki Minaj on Live! With Kelly by Andy Propst

Ricky Martin and Nicky Minaj appeared on the syndicated talk show Live! With Kelly on February 15 as the newest spokespeople For M·A·C Cosmetics' VIVA GLAM Campaig…

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Richard Chamberlain, Julia Duffy, Heather Tom Set for Pasadena Playhouse's The Heiress by Dan Bacalzo

Pasadena Playhouse has announced casting for The Heiress, to run April 24-May 20, with an opening on April 29. Dámaso Rodriguez will direct. Adapted from the Henry James novel Wa…

Linked From TheaterMania at 05:06PM

Chanler-Berat and Keenan-Bolger Return to "Starcatcher" by Michael Block

The New York Theater Workshop hit Peter and the Starcatcher is getting some old faces back for its Broadway bow. Adam Chanler-Berat and Celia Keenan-Bolger will return in the roles of Boy an…

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Time Out Theater Review: "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It"

"Shatner's World: We Just Live in It" brings the "Star Trek" star to Broadway in an endearing one-man show.

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Photo Flash: Can You Guess Paper Mill Playhouse's 2012-13 Season? by BroadwayWorld

New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, which last year brought us such productions as the Broadway-bound Newsies, Boeing-Boeing, Damn Yankees, and more has just realease a visual tease for their…

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Art spotlight: Frank Big Bear's 'Skull Paintings'

An homage to Fritz Scholder.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Christian Borle, Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger to Star in Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher by Andy Propst

Christian Borle, Adam Chanler-Berat, and Celia Kennan-Bolger will all reprise their Off-Broadway roles in Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway. As previously announced, the show, co-dire…

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Art spotlight: 'The Sports Show: Minnesota'

A companion exhibit.

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Sean Graney, John Kuntz, and More Set For Emerging America Festival by Bethany Rickwald

The American Repertory Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, and the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston have announced the programming planned for the third annual Emerging America Festival…

Linked From TheaterMania at 04:58PM

Gregg Edelman, Jonathan Hadary, Jack Klugman Set for George Street Playhouse's Twelve Angry Men by Andy Propst

Full casting has been announced for Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men, to run March 13 - April 8 at George Street Playhouse. David Saint will direct the production. The play centers o…

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Competition: Win a Festival Pass to the Royal Court’s Young Writers Festival by A Younger Theatre

We’ve teamed up with the Royal Court to offer one lucky A Younger Theatre reader a Festival Pass to see as much of the Young Writers Festival as they want (except workshops). The Royal…

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Theater review: 'Dissonance' at the Falcon Theatre by Kathy Foley

F. Kathleen Foley reviews 'Dissonance' at the Falcon Theatre.

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With 'Sports Show,' MIA throws a change-up

Athletics-themed photo show is a winner.

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Potted Potter creators cast spells with speed by Luis-Enrique Arrazola

Imagine trying to cram the 3,000 pages of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter saga into a 70-minute live performance. Seem impossible? Not only have Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner imagined it, they…

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Photo Exclusive! Rejoice and Be Glad in Rehearsal With Jesus Christ Superstar by Broadway.com

What’s the buzz? On Broadway, it's all about Jesus Christ Superstar, that’s what. Word of the forthcoming revival has been spreading for months, since show creators Andrew Ll…

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Hypocrites 'Pirates' headed to Boston by Chris Jones

The Hypocrites' production of "The Pirates of Penzance," as adapted and directed by Sean Graney, is headed to Boston.

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Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adam Chanler-Berat Will Reunite for Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway by Kenneth Jones

The Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher, the new "Peter Pan"-inspired play by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), will star its original Off-Broadway cast, including Lucille Lor…

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Latest Video News: Jeff Goldblum in Seminar, The Book of Mormon wins Grammy and Tweeting at Godspell by TheaterMania

Latest Video News: Jeff Goldblum in Seminar, The Book of Mormon wins Grammy and Tweeting at Godspell This week, TheaterMania reports on Jeff Goldblum joining the cast of Broadway's Semi…

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One Meeting by Chicago Plays

As I'm sure most of you have heard by now the City of Chicago is in the process of developing a new cultural plan and we'd like to encourage every one of you to attend at least one townhall …

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Christian Borle, Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger to Return for Broadway's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER by BroadwayWorld

The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher, a new play by Tony Award-nominee Rick Elice Jersey Boys, just announced that the cast of the acclaimed Off-Broadway production will reunite for th…

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“How I Learned to Drive”

Playwright Paula Vogel, Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz, and Elizabeth Reaser talk about Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “How I Learned to Drive.” The play explores the complex…

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Succeeding on her own terms

Born a boy, dancer and choreographer Jin Xing is now one of China's most prominent women in modern dance.

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M.I.A. Bad Girls Offical Music Video Review - iBeShucks by DanceOn

M.I.A. Bad Girls Offical Music Video Review - iBeShucks M.I.A.'s new music video for "Bad Girls," with choreography by Catherine Ematchoua! Check out Ricky's review of th…

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They’re the Kings of New York! Jeremy Jordan and the Cast of Newsies Meet the Press by Broadway.com

After an acclaimed world premiere at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse, the Disney musical Newsies arrives on Broadway on March 15. The new musical, based on the 1992 film chronicling …

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Mamma Mia!’s Catherine Ricafort NBC LA TV Feature by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com. MAMMA MIA! Broadway Dancing Queen Catherine Ricafort, Los Angeles native and former contestant on the series “The Sing Off,” is featured wi…

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Item World: Local news and views for 2/17

Ginger Commodore's in command. Plus Bon Iver finds Grammy gear to suit him.

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Noms announced for the ‘LaWees’ — LA Weekly annual theatre awards by Pauline Adamek

  This year’s nominees for the L.A. Weekly’s annual theatre awards, as voted by yours truly as part of the L.A. Weekly theater critics team, have been announced. On April 2, the L.A…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Kicks Off SUPERSTAR Search in Glasgow by BroadwayWorld

Last month, ITV1 and Andrew Lloyd Webber announced 'Superstar,' described as a brand new show that will give the British public the chance to choose the countrys next major rock star. The sh…

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The David Dower Friday Phone Call – Philip Bither – Call # 8 by HowlRound

Phone Call #8: Philip Bither I have been trailing around after Philip Bither for a decade at this point—ever since I first heard him thinking out loud at the New Works New Ways gathering i…

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CQ/CX

In every play you need, or hope for, a protagonist and an antagonist to butt heads. The person who wants something vs. the person who is in the way.As far as I can tell, and I am not certai…

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Off-Broadway spotlights 5 new playwrights

Works by new or little-known playwrights are attracting most of the right attention in Off-Broadway theaters around town. Here are five I recently got to know.

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Towards a Small Theater by HowlRound

Once, in the lobby of the Public Theater, I was introduced to a New York playwright as being from Minneapolis. The fellow playwright’s response was, “Why?” with a tone I can only descr…

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PHOTO CALL: Marg Helgenberger and Frances Fisher at Geffen Playhouse's The Jacksonian Opening Night by Joseph Marzullo

The world premiere of The Jacksonian, the new Southern-set play by Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart), officially opened Feb. 15 following previews that began Feb. 7 in …

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Sutton Foster, Nick Jonas, David Alan Grier and More Set for "Jimmy Fallon" Broadway Week by Andrew Gans

"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," which airs weeknights at 12:35 AM ET on NBC, will once again feature a Broadway Week.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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PHOTO FLASH: Dulé Hill and Mekhi Phifer Visit Two River Theater's Jitney by Dan Bacalzo

Actors Dulé Hill and Mekhi Phifer -- currently starring on Broadway in Stick Fly -- attended the Wednesday, February 15 performance of August Wilson's Jitney, at Two River Th…

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Photo Flash: Ad Deja Vu! When LES MIS Was First Gunning for Screen... by BroadwayWorld

Les Miserables will hit the big screen later this year, featuring an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe tasJavert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Re…

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Behind the magic of The Magic Flute at The Puppet Co by Susan Galbraith

Three shadowy figures stand on a scaffold high above the stage, looking down on a tangle of eight foot strings and contorting themselves in and around each other to bring inanimate blocks of…

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Leslie Uggams to Join Tom Wopat, Will Chase & Laura Osnes & More in Pipe Dream at Encores! by Broadway.com

Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams has joined the Encores! cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream as Fauna, alongside previously announced stars Will Chase, Laura Osnes and Tom Wopat.…

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Full Cast of Broadway's One Man, Two Guvnors Announced; Many Original Cast Members Cross Pond by Kenneth Jones

Casting is complete for the Broadway transfer of the popular West End comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, about a manservant pulled between two bosses — and his own voracious appetite. As pre…

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PHOTO FLASH: Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Marg Helgenberger, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman at Opening of The Jacksonian by Dan Bacalzo

Geffen Playhouse celebrated the opening of its world premiere production of Beth Henley's The Jacksonian on February 15. Tony Award winner Robert Falls directs the production, which as …

Linked From TheaterMania at 03:45PM

L.A.'s Body Traffic wins $25,000 Joyce Theater Foundation grant by Debra Levine

In flagrant disregard of its own name the L.A. contemporary dance company, is racing ahead, as though on a congestion-free commute across the Santa Monica Freeway. In flagrant disregard of i…

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Smash by The Feminist Spectator

With only two episodes aired, it’s difficult to say where exactly Smash, the new NBC series about backstage Broadway lives, will take us.  Executive produced and so far written by playwr…

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Michael Arden Lands Role on New Charlie Sheen Series; "GCB" Appearances, Too by Andrew Gans

Michael Arden, the singing actor who has played leading roles in Broadway's Big River and The Times They Are A-Changin', has been cast in the new Charlie Sheen series "Ange…

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Angela Bassett Visits Broadway-Bound Clybourne Park by Broadway.com

After enduring its share of offstage drama, Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park is headed to Broadway on March 26. This racially charged dark comedy charts the fat…

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BWW TV: First Look at NEWSIES in Rehearsal! by BroadwayWorld TV

Newsies will move to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited 101 performance run this spring, following its critically-hailed run at Paper Mill Playhouse in fall 2011. The musi…

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Roundabout announces full casting for HARVEY by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with Don Gregory, is thrilled to announce the full company for the new Broadway production of Mary Chase’s Harvey…

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Jackie Hoffman, Sebastian LaCause, Hillary B. Smith, Tracie Thoms Nominated for Indie Soap Awards by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage veterans Kevin Earley, Orlagh Cassidy, Sebastian LaCause, and Colleen Zenk will be among the presenters at We Love Soaps' 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards, to be held at 8pm on Tuesda…

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Highlights From Signature's Blood Knot Starring Colman Domingo and Scott Shepherd

Playwright-director Athol Fugard's staging of his Blood Knot kicks off the Signature Theatre Company's 2012 "Residency One" season devoted to the works of the South African dramatist. The pl…

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Leslie Uggams Joins Encores! Production of Pipe Dream by Dan Bacalzo

Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams will play the role of Fauna in the New York City Encores! production of Pipe Dream, to run March 28-April 1. Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1955 mu…

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Tony Winner Leslie Uggams Joins Cast of City Center Encores! Pipe Dream by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams has joined the cast of the City Center Encores! production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pipe Dream, which will be presented at the New York City venue M…

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Leslie Uggams Joins Cast of Encores! PIPE DREAM by BroadwayWorld

Tony Awardwinner Leslie Uggams has joined the cast of Rodgers and Hammersteins Pipe Dream, to be presented by New York City Center Encores series, March 28 April 1. Ms. Uggams will play Fau…

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Off Off-Broadway Establishes Independent Theater Fund by Adam Hetrick

Mabou Mines, The Living Theatre, PS 122, HERE Arts Center, the Amoralists and the Tectonic Theater Project are among nearly 50 Off Off-Broadway theatre companies that have aligned to help es…

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Misrepresenting the NEA by Scott Walters

OK., this and this is making me angry. Listen, I am glad that the President has requested more money for the NEA -- not enough, of course, because we are so far behind the eight ball as far …

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Broadway Casting Complete for British Hit One Man, Two Guvnors by Broadway.com

Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway transfer of One Man, Two Guvnors. As previously announced, James Corden will reprise his starring role as Francis Henshall in th…

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Full Cast Announced for Broadway's One Man, Two Guvnors, Starring James Corden by Dan Bacalzo

Full casting has been announced for the Broadway production of One Man, Two Guvnors, at the Music Box Theatre. Nicholas Hytner will direct the production, which will begin previews on April …

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Oliver Chris, Jemima Rooper & More Join James Corden in Broadway's ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS this Spring! by BroadwayWorld

Bob Boyett has announced the full Broadway cast for the National Theatre of Great Britains acclaimed production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS. Previews begin on April 6 and the official opening is…

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Steven Pasquale to Star in Do No Harm Pilot by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and screen star Steven Pasquale will star in the NBC drama pilot Do No Harm, according to Deadline.com. The project, written by David Schulner, centers on Jeffrey Kohn (Pasquale), a …

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Anthony Zerbe to Present It's All Done With Mirrors at The Abingdon Theatre by Bethany Rickwald

Actor Anthony Zerbe is set to present his one-man show It's All Done With Mirrors, March 4 at 7pm at The Abingdon Theatre. In It's All Done with Mirrors, Zerbe will perform the po…

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Rising Star Molly Ranson on Having a Bloody Great Time in Carrie by Josh Ferri

Age & Hometown: 22; New York City Current Role: Getting even with classmates as the bullied girl with telekinetic powers in MCC Theater's off-Broadway revival of Carrie. I…

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Nick Jonas, Sutton Foster, Ghost & More to Perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s Broadway Week by Broadway.com

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will host its annual Broadway Week February 20 through 24, featuring a musical number from one Broadway show each night. The late night talk show airs weeknights…

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Call to Action: Read for The New York Times Critic Watch by HowlRound

You read reviews anyway, why not strengthen American Theatre while you’re at it? The New York Times Critic Watch survey at nytcriticwatch.com takes 5 minutes and adds your voice to th…

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'Oklahoma!' reaction prompts 5th Avenue to hold series on race, theater

The sessions — Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26 and March 5 — will give audiences and others a chance to talk more about racial conflict in 1907, when "Oklahoma!" is set, and in the arts today.

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Michael Urie Cast in CBS' Partners Pilot by Brian Scott Lipton

Stage and television star Michael Urie has landed one of the leads in CBS' half-hour pilot Partners, according to Deadline.com. The comedy centers on two lifelong friends and business …

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Michael Urie Signs on for PARTNERS Pilot by BroadwayWorld

According to Deadline.com, HOW TO SUCCEED star Michael Urie has signed on to star on CBS' 'Partners' pilot. Directed by James Burrows, the pilot is about 'two lifelong friends and business p…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:44PM

TheatreWorks to Stage Mountaintop, Big River, 33 Variations and Colman Domingo's Wild With Happy by Adam Hetrick

California's TheatreWorks 2012-2013 season will include a solo show by Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo; Being Earnest; the latest musical by Jane Eyre writer Paul Gordon; and the regio…

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Spider Man Producers Cave In, Reach Settlement with Julie Taymor by Roger Friedman

The producers of “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” have finally caved in. They’ve settled with director-creator Julie Taymor on basic financial issues. They’ve agreed t…

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Why Are So Many Literary Writers Technophobic? | Nathan Bransford, Author by Tim

Why Are So Many Literary Writers Technophobic? (by Nathan Bransford on his blog)

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How to Succeed Star Michael Urie Set for CBS Pilot Partners by Broadway.com

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying star Michael Urie will star as a gay business partner in the new CBS half-hour pilot Partners, according to Deadline.com. The new multicamera…

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La Cage Aux Folles Baltimore | Hippodrome Theatre by Admin

Coming to Baltimore for a limited engagement this fall is the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival and Broadway’s most glamorous and most fabulous musical, ‘La Cage aux Folles…

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Rain Baltimore | Hippodrome Theatre by Admin

It’s a tribute unlike any other. ‘Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles’ takes you back to the Beatles’ famed Ed Sullivan Show appearances and Abbey Road recordings, the birthplace of ma…

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THE SCREENING ROOM: Evita's Ricky Martin Visits "Live! With Kelly" (Video) by Michael Gioia

Ricky Martin, who will star as Che in the upcoming Broadway revival of Evita, recently visited "Live! With Kelly" to talk about rehearsing for his return to Broadway as well as his…

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Daniel C. Gerould, Theatre Professor Who Rediscovered Polish Playwright, Dies at 83 by Robert Simonson

Daniel C. Gerould, a professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at CUNY's graduate Center who held the Lucille Lortel Chair in Theatre, died in his sleep in the early hours of Feb. …

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Super settlement for ‘Spider-Man’ musical by Larry McShane

The sticky legal battle between producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and director Julie Taymor has been settled — nearly a year after her firing from the hit Broadway musical.

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VIDEO FLASH: February 16 TheaterMania News Minute by Tristan Fuge and Bethany Rickwald

This week, TheaterMania reports on Jeff Goldblum joining the cast of Broadway's Seminar, a Grammy win for the original cast recording of The Book of Mormon, tweeting at Godspell, Newsie…

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Re-Animator The Musical Leads L.A. Weekly Theater Award Nominations by Andy Propst

The nominations for the 33rd annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards have been announced. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on April 2 at the Avalon in Hollywood. Re-Animator…

Linked From TheaterMania at 02:20PM

Memphis Las Vegas | Reynolds Hall by Admin

The Tony Award winning musical ‘Memphis’ goes to Las Vegas this summer for a week-long run at the Reynolds Hall of the Smith Center from July 18 to 22, 2012 as part of its ongoing nation…

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A Few Man Fridays – review by Brian Logan

Riverside Studios, London"We want it swept clean. Totally sanitised," says an American diplomat, plotting the forced depopulation of the Chagos islands to allow the construction of a co…

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Million Dollar Quartet Las Vegas | Reynolds Hall by Admin

Sin City will be serenaded this summer as the four icons of rockabilly and rock n’ roll music come together for a night of great music, nostalgic and charming laughter, sweet memories, and…

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The Color Purple Las Vegas | Reynolds Hall by Admin

Multi-time Tony Award nominated musical ‘The Color Purple’ comes to Sin City to spread the colorful and universal messages of hope, courage and love with a week-long run at the Reynolds …

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Review: Dating Walter Dante (Raven Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Jon Steinhagen's world premiere *Danting Walter Dante*, a take on the still-unsolved Drew Peterson case, isn’t scary, sexy or strange enough to carry off its mission. But then Rob Lowe cou…

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Mary Poppins Las Vegas | Reynolds Hall by Admin

Disney and acclaimed producer Cameron Mackintosh presents one of Broadway’s most fascinating musicals featuring the world’s most amazing nanny, ‘Mary Poppins’. Summer will be more co…

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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'Spider-Man' producers to pay Julie Taymor in partial settlement

Producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” have agreed to pay the hit Broadway musical’s former director Julie Taymor royalties as part of a settlement that ends one chapter in the t…

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News: WOS Awards Concert takes place this Sunday, extra tickets released

The winners of the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards - the only major UK theatre awards to be voted for entirely by the theatregoing public - will be announced on Sunday (19 February) during a st…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 01:58PM

News: Keynote speakers announces for APASO by The Charlebois Post

BraultThe Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is hosting the annual meeting of The Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations (APASO), in April. The announced speakers …

Linked From The Charlebois Post at 01:56PM

Steven Pasquale Cast in Michael Mayer-Directed NBC Pilot "Do Not Harm" by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actor Steven Pasquale has been cast in the leading role in the upcoming NBC pilot "Do Not Harm," according to Deadline.com.

Linked From Playbill at 01:55PM

'Spider-Man' producers, Taymor's union reach deal

Producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have agreed to pay the hit Broadway musical's former director Julie Taymor royalties as part of a settlement that ends one chapter in the two sid…

Linked From The Seattle Times at 01:54PM

Other Desert Cities Star Justin Kirk Will Be Part of New Season of Showtime's "Weeds" by Michael Gioia

Justin Kirk, who currently stars in Broadway's Other Desert Cities, will be part of the upcoming eighth season of the Showtime comedy "Weeds," according to Deadline.com.

Linked From Playbill at 01:53PM

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Set for January 27, 2013 by Dan Bacalzo

The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on January 27, 2013. The event will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS. The ceremony wil…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:52PM

Artists Inspired by Artists - Carla Gugino by Roundabout Theatre Company

Athol Fugard's 'The Road to Mecca' is a play about an artist making her last stand for free expression in apartheid South Africa. The artists from this production tell us what artists inspir…

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Julie Taymor reaches partial settlement on 'Spider-Man' musical by David Ng

The complex legal battle has taken a significant step toward resolution, but many legal issues remain unresolved.The complex legal battle has taken a significant step toward resolution, but …

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 01:44PM

Look Back in Anger’s Sam Gold & Matthew Rhys on “Leonard Lopate” by Amy Kass

Director Sam Gold & Matthew Rhys of Look Back in Anger will be interviewed tomorrow from 12:00PM-12:20PM on “The Leonard Lopate Show”. The show airs on 93.9 FM and AM 820.

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ArtsBeat: Theater Talkback: Kevin Spacey, Ham by Charles Isherwood

Kevin Spacey's audience-devouring turn as the title character in "Richard III" has leapt to the top of my list of shameless performances I have no shame in admitting I enjoyed.

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Review Roundup: West End's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN by BroadwayWorld

Following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Church's new production of Singin' in the Rain opened last night, Wednesday 15th February at the Pal…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:43PM

Daniel Radcliffe Among Nominees for 25th ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS, 3/31 by BroadwayWorld

Nickelodeon announced today the nominees for the milestone 25th ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS, helmed by international superstar Will Smith and airing live from USC's Galen Center in Los Angele…

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Meme-ing by The Charlebois Post

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Chris Rock, Ben Stiller to Present at 84th Annual Academy Awards by Andy Propst

Screen stars and Broadway veterans Chris Rock and Ben Stiller have been added to the list of presenters for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, February 26 at the Kodak The…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:41PM

'Spider-Man' producers, Julie Taymor's union reach deal by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have agreed to pay the hit Broadway musical's former director...

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Julie Taymor reaches partial settlement on 'Spider-Man' musical by David Ng

"Spider-Man" producers announced Thursday that they have reached a settlement in its arbitration with the union that represents Julie Taymor -- the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Linked From Los Angeles Times at 01:35PM

Spider-Man Producers Reach Settlement with Original Director Julie Taymor by Broadway.com

The producers of Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark have reached a settlement with the show's original director/choreographer Julie Taymor and the Stage Directors and Choreographers…

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ArtsBeat: 'Spider-Man' Producers Settle One Battle With Julie Taymor by Patrick Healy

The settlement between the producers and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society union does not affect separate litigation in federal court where Ms. Taymor and the producers have sue…

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King Lear – review by Michael Billington

Tobacco Factory, BristolThere is a sentimental myth abroad that if we could only minimise the role of these pesky directors with their quirky concepts, we could see Shakespear…

Linked From The Guardian at 01:29PM

Benjamin Walker in Talks for HBO's "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" by Michael Gioia

Stage and screen actor Benjamin Walker is in talks to join the cast of HBO's "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," a film about the boxer's fight with the Supreme Court, acc…

Linked From Playbill at 01:29PM

Gate Theatre Announces Upcoming Season with Artistic Director Christopher Haydon by Bethany Rickwald

Gate Theatre has announced the productions set for its upcoming season, the theater's first season with new artistic director Christopher Haydon, according to The Stage. The first prod…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:28PM

"Spider-Man" Broadway producers, trade group solve dispute

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" and a trade association representing the show's former director, Julie Taymor, have settled their legal di…

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'Bring It On: The Musical' cast to perform in benefit for JDRF

CAST CARE: Cast members from the national touring company of "Bring It On: The Musical," will perform in a one-night-only benefit for the St. Louis chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research …

Linked From St. Louis Today at 01:24PM

The Four Seasons as you've never heard it before by Thomas Garvey

The Presto from Vivaldi's Summer concerto.The Hub Review, the guide to everything that matters in Boston and elsewhere.

Linked From The Hub Review at 01:24PM

Plays by Colman Domingo, Katori Hall, Donald Margulies Set for TheatreWorks 2012-2013 Season by Bethany Rickwald

TheatreWorks has announced the productions set for its 2012-2013 season. TheatreWorks will kick off their season with the world premiere of Laura Schellhardt's Upright Grand (June 5 - …

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:22PM

HBO Buys Broadway Comedy "44th Street" by Adam Hetrick

NBC's Broadway series "Smash" is getting some company. HBO has picked up another Broadway-related property from "NewsRadio" creator Paul Simms, according to Deadline.…

Linked From Playbill at 01:15PM

New 'Addams Family' Adds Some Heart (And Some Snap, Snap) by Frank Rizzo

It's been a long and hard — not to mention spooky and ooky — road to get "The Addams Family"musical first to Broadway and then on tour. The national road company opens its one-we…

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Making the Arts Sing For Its Supper by Frank Rizzo

Malloy Plan Giveth Modestly And Taketh Big TimeI attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the…

Linked From Hartford Courant at 01:12PM

Casting Announced for Kenyetta Lethridge's Innocent Flesh Off-Broadway by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for Kenyetta Lethridge's Innocent Flesh, which will begin performances on March 1 at the Actors Temple Theater, in anticipation of an official opening on Mar…

Linked From TheaterMania at 01:11PM

The Truth About Janeane Garofalo: She's Making Her Stage Debut, At Last by Harry Haun

Actress and comic Janeane Garofalo is making her legit stage debut — in Off-Broadway's Russian Transport — after 20 years of appearances in TV, radio, film and clubs. What to…

Linked From Playbill at 01:08PM

Arts & Leisure: Margaret Edson, Author of ‘Wit,’ Loves Teaching by Charles McGrath

With her first and only play, “Wit,” in revival on Broadway, Margaret Edson makes it clear that she doesn’t feel any need to try playwriting again. She prefers the classroom stage.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Obituary: Colin Tarrant by The Stage

As the stern disciplinarian Inspector Monroe in ITV's long-running The Bill, Colin Tarrant was a familiar television face for more than a decade, appearing in nearly 600 episodes of the poli…

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:54PM

PORGY & BESS, GHOST Among Shows to Perform on LATE NIGHT W/ JIMMY FALLON's 'Broadway Week', Beg. 2/20 by BroadwayWorld

All the excitement of the Broadway stage will be broadcast into viewers homes when Broadway Week returns to LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON 1235 a.m. ET on NBC February 20-24 featuring a new mu…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:54PM

Florida's Caldwell Theatre Company Hit With Foreclosure Lawsuit by Kenneth Jones

Caldwell Theatre Company in Boca Raton, FL, is "reviewing various options of reorganization" in light of its mortgage lender's $6 million foreclosure lawsuit, artistic director…

Linked From Playbill at 12:53PM

PHOTO CALL: Debra Winger, Maggie Lawson and James Roday at CQ/CX Opening Night by Joseph Marzullo

Gabe McKinley's CQ/CX, the fact-inspired drama about a journalism scandal, officially opened Off-Broadway Feb. 15 following previews that began Jan. 25 at the Peter Norton Space on West …

Linked From Playbill at 12:52PM

Obituary: Robert Lockhart by The Stage

A piano virtuoso, Robert Lockhart turned to writing music after finding the rigours of live performance to be overwhelming. His talent for arranging and conducting in the studio led to many …

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:50PM

Mamma Mia! Baltimore | Hippodrome Theatre by Admin

Forget the bridezillas, ‘Mamma Mia!’ gives you the kind of pre-wedding jitters and drama with more than a dash of comedy plus ABBA’s unforgettable songs all wrapped in one feel-good mu…

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'Spider-Man' producers, Taymor's union reach deal by Mark Kennedy

Producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have agreed to pay the hit Broadway musical's former director Julie Taymor royalties as part of a settlement that ends one chapter in the two sid…

Linked From Boston Globe at 12:49PM

Mary Poppins Baltimore | Hippodrome Theatre by Admin

It’s a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious spring when the world’s most fascinating nanny, ‘Mary Poppins’, flies to Baltimore for a two-week run at the Hippodrome Theatre at the Franc…

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Mark Snyder's As Wide As I Can See Will Debut at HERE; Casting Announced by Adam Hetrick

The world premiere of Mark Snyder's As Wide As I Can See, about an emotionally explosive backyard barbecue, will begin performances Feb. 23 at the HERE Arts Center.

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Memphis Baltimore | Hippodrome Theatre by Admin

Blast up that radio this spring for one of Broadway’s most energetic, most passionate and most entertaining musicals of 2010 heads up east to Baltimore for a week long run at the Hippodrom…

Linked From broadwaytour.net at 12:43PM

Blood Knot

Legit Reviews: Producers are wise to be wary of scribes who want to direct their own plays -- unless that scribe happens to be Athol Fugard.

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Awesome Person Thursday: Mary Dimino by Michael Roderick

This week's Awesome person is the talented, funny, and social media savvy Mary Dimino. I had the pleasure of working with Mary on her one woman show Scared Skinny during FringeNYC and we hav…

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The Addams Family Baltimore | Hippodrome Theatre by Admin

‘The Addams Family’ is just as alive as they are dead when they hit Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center this spring. This all-new take on the cl…

Linked From broadwaytour.net at 12:40PM

Thursday on the Links by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Harrily We Roll Along.Against the paranoid style in criticism.So Godspell is doing Santorum jokes now?1-800-Flowers epic fail (I post because it happened to me, dear readers).Spacey: Ham wha…

Linked From The Wicked Stage at 12:40PM

Theater Review: Culture Project’s Revival of ‘And God Created Great Whales’ by Ben Brantley

In “And God Created Great Whales,” Rinde Eckert reprises his role as a composer who is losing his memory and struggling to finish an opera based on “Moby-Dick.”

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Theatre Development Fund launches series of autism-friendly shows on Broadway

Following the success of the autism-friendly performance of Broadway's "The Lion King" last October 2011, the Theatre Development Fund, a non-profit organization that focuses on creating acc…

Linked From Ticket News at 12:37PM

STAGE TUBE: Ricky Martin Spills EVITA Details on LIVE! WITH KELLY by Stage Tube

Yesterday morning on 'Live with Kelly' EVITA star Ricky Martin appeared alongside Nicki Minaj as the newest spokespeople For MAC Cosmetics' VIVA GLAM Campaign. While they were there, Martin …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:36PM

Les Justes by Steve Hallex

If you think furs, Fabergé eggs, ballet when you think about 20th century Russia, Les Justes is here to remind you that for every lithographed Russian noblewoman traipsing around St. Peters…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 12:35PM

Settlement Reached Regarding Julie Taymor's Work in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by Dan Bacalzo

A settlement has been reached between The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and 8 Legged Productions LLC, the producer of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, currently pl…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:28PM

Ricky Martin Dishes About Evita and Glee Along with Nicki Minaj on Live! With Kelly by Broadway.com

First Ricky Martin was living la vida loca, now he’s living la viva glam. Currently rehearsing for what he calls “the most beautiful show on Broadway,” the Evita …

Linked From Broadway.com at 12:25PM

Ricky Martin Dishes About Evita and Glee Beside Nicki Minaj on Live! With Kelly by Broadway.com

First Ricky Martin was living la vida loca, now he’s living la viva glam. Currently rehearsing for what he calls “the most beautiful show on Broadway,” the Evita …

Linked From Broadway.com at 12:25PM

FREEZE FRAME: Company of NEWSIES Meets the Press! by Walter McBride

As previously announced, Newsies will move to Broadway's Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited 101 performance run this spring, following its critically-hailed run at Paper Mill Playhou…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:24PM

Fuenteovejuna, Sadler's Wells by Sarah Frater

Sadler's Wells: Companies formed and led by a single figure - such as those of Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham - often loose their drive when the leading figure passes away. The material …

Linked From The Stage Registration at 12:24PM

Review: Crowded House (The State Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Those who attend The State Theatre’s production of *Crowded House*, hoping for a somber evening filled with the Bard’s affecting prose, are in for a disappointment - it's not for everyon…

Linked From Chicago Theater Beat at 12:23PM

Squigs Soulfully Sketches the Big Love of Adam Pascal and Montego Glover in Memphis by Broadway.com

Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson took a trip South in the racially charged 1950s to groove to the bluesy sounds of Memphis, where love and music dare to cro…

Linked From Broadway.com at 12:21PM

Review Round-up: Singin' in the Rain makes a splash

Singin' in the Rain splashed down at the West End's Palace Theatre last night (15 February 2012, previews from 4 February). The production, which premiered last year at the Chichester Festi…

Linked From WhatsOnStage at 12:20PM

Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory Set for WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Benefit Concert, 4/29 by BroadwayWorld

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert with comments, for one night only, Sunday April 29t…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:19PM

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Official Trailer 2012 (HD) by DanceOn

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Official Trailer 2012 (HD) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter official trailer in HD! Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-…

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Noises off: How topical is too topical? by Matt Trueman

Theatre can turn around a piece on topical issues quicker than most art forms – but, asks the blogosphere, what's wrong with a bit of critical distance?The last shop window had barely been…

Linked From The Guardian at 12:18PM

Julie Taymor Reaches SPIDER-MAN Settlement; All the Details! by BroadwayWorld

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society SDC and 8 Legged Productions LLC, the Producer of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, have reached a settlement of all pending litigation between the…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:17PM

Stop the Presses: CQ/CX Opens at Atlantic Theater Company by Broadway.com

The real-life plagiarism drama that rocked The New York Times is coming to life on stage in Atlantic Theater Company’s off-Broadway premiere of CQ/CX, written by former Times staffer G…

Linked From Broadway.com at 12:16PM

The Kite Runner, Race, Marry Me a Little Part of New Repertory Theatre 2012-2013 Season by Bethany Rickwald

New Repertory Theatre has announced the line-up of plays set for its 2012-2013 season, which will begin in September. The Kite Runner (September 9-30), an epic story of friendship, family, …

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:15PM

Spider-Man Producers and Stage Directors and Choreographer Society Reach Agreement by Andrew Gans

Producers of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark announced Feb. 16 that they have reached a settlement with The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (“SDC”).

Linked From Playbill at 12:13PM

New musical Newsies will record cast album by Loganne

New musical Newsies, set to begin Broadway previews March 15th at the Nederlander Theatre, has announced plans for a cast recording. The album will be recorded March 3rd-5th in New York City…

Linked From Theater Advisor at 12:11PM

STOMP on “Talk Stoop” by Jackie Green

STOMP, the international sensation, recently invaded Cat Greenleaf’s Brooklyn brownstone and made a little noise on the street on TALK STOOP.  Watch at that link, or here:   http://www.…

Linked From BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN at 12:10PM

On Now: La Última Sesión de Freud by Michael Tanenbaum

On the eve of Britain’s entry into World War II, Sigmund Freud, a Jew exiled to London from Vienna, is plagued with oral cancer, fast approaching death, and remains as avowedly unconvinced…

Linked From www.argentinaindependent.com at 12:09PM

'Human Error' Deemed Responsible for 2008 LITTLE MERMAID/Adrian Bailey Accident by BroadwayWorld

Back in May 2008, THE LITTLE MERMAID actor Adrian Bailey, a member of the cast's ensemble, fell over 20 feet through an open trap door during a matinee performance. Bailey subsequently brok…

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A COVER STORY: Death of a Salesman by Andrew Gans

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy Death of a Salesman  began performances Feb. 14 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Set to Star in Film of August: Osage County by Kenneth Jones

Meryl Streep will play cancer-ridden, pill-poppin' matriarch Violet opposite Julia Roberts as confrontational daughter Barbara in the film version of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winn…

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Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Joyce Theater, New York

This contemporary-ballet company presented choreography that was beautiful but lacked the sensuality of passion, writes Apollinaire Scherr

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Singin' in the Rain, Palace Theatre, London

This production of the classic musical never puts a foot wrong, writes Richard Fairman

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Singin’ in the Rain, Palace Theatre, London

This production of the classic musical never puts a foot wrong, writes Richard Fairman

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‘Spider-Man’ musical producers agree to pay Julie Taymor royalties by Mark Kennedy

Producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” have agreed to pay royalties to the hit Broadway musical’s former director Julie Taymor, as part of a settlement to end a bitter legal disp…

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PHOTO FLASH: Harvey Fierstein, Jeremy Jordan, Alan Menken at Press Event for Broadway's Newsies by David Gordon

The cast and creative team behind the upcoming Broadway production of Newsies met the press on Thursday, February 16 at the historic Liberty Theater on 42nd Street. The event opened with a …

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weekend PlansThis is going to be a full three day weekend. Saturday I'm going to see a preview of Tontlawald at Cutting Ball Theater. I'm so looking forward to this. I haven't seen a Cutting…

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Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts to star in August: Osage County by Catherine Shoard

Actors will play mother and daughter in film adaptation of Tracy Letts's Pulitzer prize-winning play, to be directed by John WellsMeryl Streep and Julia Roberts are to play mother and daught…

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Guest Blogger: REVIEW: 1st National Tour of American Idiot by JK

Review of the First National Tour of American Idiot.  At the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Starring Larkin Bogan, Jake Epstein, Scott J. Campbell, Joshua Kobak, …

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Channel 4 orders TV pilot from online showcase by Matthew Hemley

Comic duo Rubberbandits have been commissioned to make a 30-minute pilot for Channel 4, following their appearance as part of the broadcaster's online talent initiative Comedy Blaps.

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Marina Abramovic Turns to Rem Koolhaas to Design New Performance Art Center by Robin Pogrebin

The deal calls for Mr. Koolhaas's firm, OMA, to transform a former tennis center in Hudson, N.Y., into the Center for the Preservation of Performance Art.

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Glee Poll Results: Fans Hope Amber Riley Covers Three Whitney Houston Classics by Broadway.com

In the Valentine’s Day-themed episode of Glee, Mercedes (Amber Riley) stole the show with her soulful rendition of the Whitney Houston classic “I Will Always Love You.” Bro…

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Mary Beth Peil, Michael Laurence and Hanah Stuart Will Make Music In Morini Strad Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil, Michael Laurence and violinist Hanah Stuart have been cast in the New York premiere of The Morini Strad, Willy Holtzman's drama about late violinist Er…

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STAGE TUBE: Sara Ramirez Talks GREY'S ANATOMY Concert by Stage Tube

On a recent episode of 'The View', Tony winner Sara Ramirez stopped by and chatted about an upcoming GREY's ANATOMY concert that will benefit the Actors Fund. Click below to check out her ap…

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Blog: Critical Condition, February 16, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Oh! The Fucking WeekWhen seven days can be as exhilarating as it is frustratingby Gaëtan L. CharleboisHave you ever had one of those weeks where, while running errands on a gray, rainy day,…

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Stephen Sondheim: Examining His Lyrics And Life

In this rebroadcast from 2010, the musical theater legend talks about writing the lyrics and music for several of his productions, including the 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along, which is …

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Michael Laurence, Mary Beth Peil Set for Primary Stages' The Morini Strad by Andy Propst

Michael Laurence and Mary Beth Peil will star in Primary Stages' production of Willy Holzman's The Morini Strad, to run March 20 - April 28 at 59E59 Theaters. As previously report…

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Smash by Jill Dolan

Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty as duelling Marilyns in SmashWith only two episodes aired, it’s difficult tosay where exactly Smash, the new NBCseries about backstage Broadway lives, will…

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Review: A Few Man Fridays by Peggitty Pollard-Davey

Cardboard Citizen’s current production at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith tells the story of one man, Prosper (Ansu Kabia), discovering his history and a sense of identity. Left in a …

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Yellowman by Steven McKnight

Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman is a story of black-on-black bigotry, parental abuse, internalized self-loathing, and alcoholism.  In other words, just another fun night at the theatre. Ke…

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Benjamin Walker Eyes Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Starring Christopher Plummer & Frank Langella by Broadway.com

Benjamin Walker is close to joining the cast of the HBO film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, according to Variety. The film, directed by Stephen Frears and written by Shawn Slovo. chron…

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STAGE TUBE: Scenes from SMASH's 'Enter Mr. DiMaggio' by Stage Tube

On the Monday, February 20th episode of NBC's SMASH entitled 'Enter Mr. DiMaggio', the search begins for a Joe DiMaggio to play opposite Marilyn-but everyone's first choice, Michael guest st…

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Change the World by Lysistrata Jones

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Change the World by Lysistrata Jones

Change the World The song CHANGE THE WORLD from Lysistrata Jones!! From: LysistrataJones Views: 185 4 ratings Time: 04:16 More in Entertainment

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Spotlight On...Jeff Ronan by Michael Block

Name: Jeff RonanHometown: Holmdel, NJEducation: BFA from Kean University and a semester abroad studying with the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia.Select Credits: Seven Homeless Mammoths W…

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STAGE TUBE: Adam Lambert Visits PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! by Stage Tube

Music star and American Idol runner-up ADam Lambert recently paid a visit to New York City, wher he made a pit stop at Broadway's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Check out what he had to say …

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Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS: RE-IMAGINING SONDHEIM FROM THE PIANO to Feature an Interview With Sondheim, 4/21 by BroadwayWorld

After nearly a year of previews throughout the U.S. and Canada, LIAISONS Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano featuring contemporary pianist Anthony de Mare comes to New York Citys Symphony …

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Newsies Cast Members Offer Live Chat Feb. 16 by Andrew Gans

Newsies cast members Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Tommy Bracco, Kyle Coffman and Ephraim Sykes will take part in a live chat Feb. 16 at 6:30 PM ET at youtube.com/disneyonbroadway.

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STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Michael Robertson by Stage Tube

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group This week managing director Michael Robertson shares pivotal moments in his theatre career…

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Stephen Sondheim Set for April 21 Symphony Space Appearance by Andy Propst

Stephen Sondheim will take part in a public conversation about his work in conjunction with the previously announced April 21 performance of LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim From the Piano at…

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Mary Beth Peil, Michael Laurence to Lead Primary Stages' THE MORINI STRAD by BroadwayWorld

Primary Stages Casey Childs, Founder amp Executive Producer Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director Elliot Fox, Managing Director concludes its 27th season with the New York premiere of The Morini …

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Bloody Poetry by John Morrison

'She drowned and I was not told!' is the monstrously self-centred response of Shelley on learning of the suicide of his abandoned wife Harriet in Howard Brenton's 1984 play, given a vigorous…

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Sister Act and Catch Me If You Can Will Play Hartford by Adam Hetrick

The national tours of Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can and American Idiot will play the Busnhell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT.

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Kelly Bishop to Join Sutton Foster in ABC Family's Bunheads by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner Kelly Bishop has joined the cast of the upcoming ABC Family show, Bunheads, according to EW.com. As previously reported, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will star in the s…

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Broadway Rox Concert Will Feature Celina Carvajal, Justin Matthew Sargent, Shelley Thomas, Jason Wooten by Andrew Gans

Produced by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, Broadway Rox, a new concert event, will be presented Feb. 17-18 at Queens Theatre.

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MoveTube: Mark Morris is a Dido to die for by Judith Mackrell

Dancer Mark Morris doesn't miss a beat in his 1989 production of Dido and Aeneas – combining masculinity, femininity and musicality in one astonishing performanceDido and Aeneas is one of …

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Strong cast salvages Circle Theatre’s ‘The Ritz’ by Bob Bullen

Elizabeth Morgan as Googie Gomez in Circle Theatre’s “The Ritz” There comes a point in Circle Theatre’s production of Terrence McNally’s The Ritz where you real…

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L.A. Weekly Theater Awards: The Nominations

John FlynnCorryn Cummins and Sam Anderson in Blackbird, nominated for multiple awards​On April 2, L.A. Weekly will honor the best work on our small stages from 2011 at the 33rd annual …

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West End hears 'Speech'

Legit News: Tour heads to London stage

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The next advancement in scenery . . . none. by Ken Davenport

A friend of mine who stays up on the latest in all sorts of technology sent me a link the other day for a projection-like company called ViXen, which is marketing a "visual performance …

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Stephen Sondheim: Examining His Lyrics And Life

Stephen Sondheim's 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along is in the middle of a two-week run at the New York City Center as part of an Encores! Production. Portions of the interview running toda…

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Black Angels Over Tuskegee Celebrates Two Years Off-Broadway by Loganne

Layon Gray’s Black Angels Over Tuskegee is celebrating its two-year anniversary on Saturday, February 18th in a special 4pm performance at the Actors Temple Theater. The acclaimed play tra…

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The Moth Among Recipients of MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions by Dan Bacalzo

The Moth, a New York City-based not-for-profit dedicated to the art of storytelling, is among the recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. The awards go t…

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Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean Will Offer Concert at Casa Mañana by Adam Hetrick

Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown will by joined by Shoshana Bean for a one-night-only concert Feb. 25 at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth, TX.

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Kim Wayans faces her fears by Christine Dolen

Kim Wayans, once one of the very funny cast members on In Living Color with brothers Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Msarlon Wayans, had a not-so-amusing problem in real …

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Stars of Vaudeville #446: Eddie Peabody by Trav S.D.

Eddie Peabody (born today in 1902) was known as the “King of the Banjo” and the “Happiness Boy”. A Massachusetts native, he broke into vaudeville after being released…

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Ch-Ch-Changes! by Rebecca Coleman

Oh, gentle reader, what a long journey we have been on together. On September 27, 2009, I wrote my very first blog post on The Art of the Business. I had been guest-posting on Simon Ogden…

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NBC’s ‘SMASH’ MAKE A MUSICAL, School #11 – Stroud High School, Oklahoma City by Cindy Ripley

School #11: Stroud High School Stroud, OK Reported by: Marty Johnson, Director of Education, iTheatrics February 2, 2012 Stroud, Oklahoma lies about 40 minutes outside of downtown Oklahoma C…

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/16- John Tartaglia by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, John Tartaglia Tartaglia created and puppeteered the roles of Princeton the recent college grad and Rod the closeted Republican investment banker in the Tony Award-winning Br…

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Stage Vet Steven Pasquale Nabs Lead in NBC TV Pilot Do No Harm by Broadway.com

Steven Pasquale has landed the dual lead roles in NBC’s latest pilot Do Not Harm, according to Deadline.com. Tony-winning director Michael Mayer, who recently helmed the pilot of …

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Oscar Winners Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts Confirmed for August: Osage County Film by Broadway.com

Confirming earlier reports, Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts have signed on to star in the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play August…

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The oddly-cast Wizard of Oz by The Stage

Tabard couldn't help being feeling a little bit, well, surprised (and baffled) by the casting of Russell Grant as the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz. After all, he replaces Michael Crawford, who…

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Vaizey's Valentine by The Stage

Love was very much in the air at the State of the Arts conference. It was Valentine's Day and every speaker reached for some lovers' quip to honour the date. Tabard doesn't mind telling you …

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Seattle Rep Extends I Am My Own Wife Through March 10 by Dan Bacalzo

The Seattle Repertory Theatre production of Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife has extended its engagement, and will now close on March 10. The winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Price for Drama …

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Athol Fugard’s Classic Drama Blood Knot Opens Off-Broadway by Broadway.com

Blood Knot, written and directed by Athol Fugard, opens on February 16 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at off-Broadway’s brand new Pershing Square Signature Center. The revival …

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Kelly Bishop to Reunite with Anything Goes Co-Star Sutton Foster on TV's Bunheads by Broadway.com

Tony winner Kelly Bishop will be joining her former Anything Goes co-star Sutton Foster in the upcoming ABC Family TV series Bunheads, according to Entertainment Weekly. Bishop will pla…

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Shawn Cheng, Matt Wiegle at Franklin Art Works

Artists known for graphic style on view.

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Guthrie announces three Hampton plays for next fall

Also, three films will be screened as part of the celebration of the British writer.

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What kind of a theater town is this for new work?

Discussion rages in a blog post started by Cory Hinkle at Howlround.

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The Q Brothers, Rick Boynton to Create Othello: The Remix for London's Globe to Globe Festival by Andy Propst

The Q Brothers will collaborate with Chicago Shakespeare Theater creative producer Rick Boynton on Othello: The Remix. The show will be presented as part of the previously announced Globe …

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Photo Coverage: America Ferrera, Bobby Cannavale & More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY! by Jennifer Broski

The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography returned with its new edition, Celebrity Autobiography The Next Chapter, at the Triad Theater for two shows on February 13, 14 and 15. Br…

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The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Returns to Woolly Mammoth This Summer by Ashley Dejean

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs—performer Mike Daisey's monologue about where Apple gadgets are manufactured and who they’re manufactured by—will return to Woolly Mammoth …

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Not Student/Not Senior by The Playgoer

Looks like 9-5 employed adults are finding it just as hard there as here to get a decent theatre ticket discount: While young people have access to youth ticket discounts (and so they shoul…

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Mike Daisey to Bring Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Back to Woolly Mammoth by Dan Bacalzo

Solo performer Mike Daisey will bring back his critically acclaimed show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, July 17-August 5. Jean-Michele Gregory di…

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Politics, Art, Representation (For the Umpteenth) by Isaac Butler

By Isaac Butler Claudia La Rocco has a new blog post up pushing the ball a little bit further forward in talking about politics, representation and art, specifically w/r/t Seminar on Broadwa…

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King’s Speech Tours England in Preparation for West End by David Rogers

“The King’s Speech,” the film that picked up the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture, has been adapted into a play that currently is touring England and will likely transfer to West En…

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Casting Begins for 'Motown,' New Musical About Berry Gordy by Daniel Lehman

Bethany Knox of Telsey + Company is casting the project, which runs March 10-April 12 in New York City.

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Voca People Begins at Off-Broadway's New World Stages Feb. 16 by Michael Gioia

Voca People, Off-Broadway's intergalactic new musical, begins performances Feb. 16 at New World Stages. The production transferred from a limited engagement at the Westside Theatre. 

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Edgar Bergen by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the great ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (see here for his full bio). In honor of the day we share with you his 1936 Vitaphone short subject “Nut Guilty”. No…

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I AM THEATRE: Michael Robertson by Theatre Communications Group

Michael Robertson is currently the Managing Director for the Lark Play Development Center in New York City where he oversees finance, fundraising, board development, and strategic planning f…

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Max Casella, Ethan Hawke and Chris Rock Join Labyrinth Theater Company by Adam Hetrick

The Labyrinth Theater Company announced Feb. 15 that Max Casella, Ethan Hawke and Chris Rock are among the 14 new artists to join the Off-Broadway company effective immediately.

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Works by Rodney Ackland, Will Eno, Andrew Hinderaker Set for Gift Theatre's 2012 Season by Andy Propst

Gift Theatre has announced the lineup of plays that will comprise its 2012 season. The company's first offering will be the U.S. premiere of Rodney Ackland's Absolute Hell, to run…

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PHOTO FLASH: Bobby Cannavale, Andy Cohen, America Ferrera, Kristen Johnston at Celebrity Autobiography Benefit by David Gordon

Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter hosted a special performance at The Triad on Wednesday, February 15 to benefit SLAM (Sobriety, Learning, and Motivation), a group dedicated to the c…

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Retrop Productions to Present Darling, A New Musical by Ryan Scott Oliver and Brett Ryback by Bethany Rickwald

Retrop Productions and Emerson College's RareWorks Theatre Company are set to present the world premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver and Brett Ryback's Darling, A New Musical, March 1-2 a…

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Transfers bring along casts

Legit News: 'Peter,' 'One Man' lock in ensembles

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A COVER STORY: Evita by Andrew Gans

The Broadway revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita will begin previews March 12 with an official opening April 5 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).

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Regina Bartkoff, Charles Schick Lead Cast of 292 Theatre's In a Bar of a Tokyo Hotel by Andy Propst

Casting has been announced for Tennessee Williams' In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, to run March 7-31 at 292 Theatre. Charles Schick and Regina Bartkoff will direct the production, which w…

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Shoshana Bean Will Offer An Evening of Acoustic Soul at the Ars Nova by Andrew Gans

Shoshana Bean, who has appeared on Broadway in Wicked and Hairspray, will go it solo Feb. 29 at the Ars Nova.

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Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep Set for Movie Version of August: Osage County by Andy Propst

Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep will co-star in the film version of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, according to The Hollywood Reporter. John Wells will direct the film. The Pulitze…

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The Trek Begins! Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It Opens On Broadway by Broadway.com

William Shatner’s one-man Broadway show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It, opens February 16 at the Music Box Theatre. Directed by Scott Faris, the limited Broadway engagement…

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Tribes, Starring Mare Winningham, Begins Performances at Barrow Street Theatre by Broadway.com

Performances begin for Nina Raine’s Tribes, starring Mare Winningham and Jeff Perry, at off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by David Cromer, the production is set t…

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Kate Budgen to Direct The Hairy Ape in London by Andy Propst

Kate Budgen will direct Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, to run May 16 - June 9 at Southwark Playhouse. Jean Chan will design the production, which will have lighting design by Ric…

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Singin' in the Rain

Legit Reviews||Abroad: The onstage rain that drenched the London and Broadway casts of the Donmar's "Mary Stuart" came as a shock: Who knew 18th century Schiller loved special e…

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Christopher Haydon announces first season at Gate Theatre by Natalie Woolman

Christopher Haydon has announced that his inaugural season as artistic director of London's Gate Theatre will be focused on the themes of revolution and rebellion.

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Poetic License

This story brings new meaning to the phrase Poetic License, and once all the marbles get rolling there is some very fine acting available to get the eight ball in the side pocket.Katherine (…

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Celina Carvajal, Leah Horowitz, Chelsea Morgan Stock, Bryce Ryness Set for Free Broadway's Future Concert by Andrew Gans

Broadway's Future @ Lincoln Center (formerly The Songbook series), which is presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul, will continue Feb. 27 at 6 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the…

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Can West Yorkshire Playhouse's James Brining reinvent regional theatre? by Lyn Gardner

With British regional theatre facing tough questions, WYP's new artistic director – announced today – will have his work cut outWhat are the biggest jobs in British theatre? Obviously he…

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Staged Reading of Goodtime Charley, With Charlie Duncan, Will Benefit Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative by Andrew Gans

The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present a one-night-only staged reading of Larry Grossman's 1975 musical Goodtime Charley March 25 at the Joria Productions Theatre.

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Staged Reading of Goodtime Charley Will Benefit Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative by Andrew Gans

The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present a one-night-only staged reading of Larry Grossman's 1975 musical Goodtime Charley March 25 at the Joria Productions Theatre.

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Dundee Rep's James Brining appointed West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director by Alistair Smith

James Brining will succeed Ian Brown as artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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Arts on TV: Michael Feinstein; Woody Allen; Isabella Rossellini by Ed Stockly

Arts on TV: 'Michael Feinstein; Woody Allen; Isabella Rossellini

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"Smash" Exclusive: A Preview of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" From Show-Within-a-Show Marilyn

Megan Hilty (playing actress Ivy Lynn auditioning for the role of Marilyn Monroe in "Smash"'s show-within-a-show Marilyn) and Will Chase (playing actor Michael Swift auditioning for the Jo…

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Ticket Offer: Half Price tickets to What I Heard About The World at Soho Theatre by A Younger Theatre

Our friends over at Soho Theatre have offered A Younger Theatre readers half price tickets to Third Angel’s newest show What I Heard About the World. We can’t wait to see the sho…

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Offer: £35 tickets for ABSENT FRIENDS for all performances until 10 March

Best avaliable tickets for ABSENT FRIENDS at Harold Pinter Theatre just £35 for all performances until 10 March.

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Arts Roundup: Free of Suggestion Edition by Jonathan L. Fischer

Threepeater: Dischord had added 25 more concert recordings—its third installment—to the Fugazi Live Archive, including a show from Glasgow in which a group of 15 or 20 women "too…

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Offer: Transfer of Chichester's hit Singin' in the Rain: Programme + Meet & Greet. ...

After an acclaimed sell out run at Chichester, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN brings the glamour of the MGM film to the Palace theatre in Spring 2012. Our hosted Whatsonstage.com Outing on 22 Februar…

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From the archives: Silence and withdrawal in these great times by George Hunka

From February 2011, and I find that it resonates more clearly (and Kraus’ words contain more wisdom) with the passage of time in this 21st century. I live in an era of decline and inha…

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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of BRING IT ON by Stage Tube

Check out this new video of begind the scene of BRING IT ON. It features the creative team talking about the concept of the musical, the nature of cheerleading, and how they brought both to …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:19AM

News: Dundee Rep's James Brining to replace Ian Brown at WYP

Artistic director of Dundee Rep James Brining will replace Ian Brown as artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse (WYP), taking over the reigns of the Leeds venue later this summer. Bro…

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Arena Stage announces its 2012-2013 season by Lorraine Treanor

Mary Zimmerman, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient whose adaptations of Candide and The Arabian Nights played here to critical acclaim and box-office success, will bring Metamorphoses, her…

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Ed Sanders: Fug You by Trav S.D.

Ed Sanders was a key member of one of the seminal rock bands of the 1960s, The Fugs, and the author of The Family, one of the best books about the Manson Family, and one of my many sources f…

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Feature: Denis O'Hare Hits a Homer by Edward Karam

The Tony Award-winning actor returns to the stage in his unsuual new play An Iliad.

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NY Review: 'Shatner's World: We Just Live In It' by Suzy Evans

William Shatner discusses "Star Trek," Priceline, and other career highlights in his one-man show on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre through March 4.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Review: CQ/CX at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

Gabe McKinley's new play is torn right from the 2003 headlines. It's told with great authenticity and style

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The Jacksonian

Legit Reviews||Regional: Beth Henley has fired up another batch of spicy, Southern-fried gothic grotesques in "The Jacksonian," her strongest offering since the Pulitzer-winning…

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NY Review: 'Blood Knot' by Erik Haagensen

Colman Domingo and Scott Shepard give superb performances in Athol Fugard's "Blood Knot" at Signature Theatre's new Frank Gehry–designed Pershing Center.

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NY Review: 'Artificial Afrika: A Tale of Lost Cities' by Lisa Jo Sagolla

This boring hodgepodge of video, songs, and talk at Dixon Place created by Grammy winner Vernon R. Reid explores African-American identity.

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Review: A Few Man Fridays ***

This follow-up to Cardboard Citizens' award-winning 2009 production Mincemeat::E8831246271506 is a dense and broad-ranging examination of the displacement of the people of the Chagos Islands…

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REMEMBERING ZINA BETHUNE by Oscar E Moore

“Without love life has no purpose.”  Words spoken every night by the late Zina Bethune as Charity Hope Valentine in the musical “Sweet Charity” circa 1968, Memphis T…

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Comic Opera Guild catalog of early musical theatre by Brad Hathaway

Most dedicated theater music fans are well aware that there was a momentous shift in the evolution of what we now think of as a “musical” in 1915 when Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton,…

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BWW's On This Day - February 16, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Stephen Fry returns to stage after 17 years by Matt Trueman

Fry will play Malvolio in the Globe's summer production of Twelfth Night – his first role since walking out of a West End production in 1995Seventeen years after he famously deserted a Wes…

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Benjamin Walker to Star in MUHAMMAD ALI TV Movie? by BroadwayWorld

According to a post by Variety.com, Benjamin Walker may be playing in HBOs MUHAMMAD ALIS GREATEST FIGHT, a made-for-TV movie about the conflict beween the famous boxer and the Supreme Court.

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Settlement for 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark'

Legit News: One lawsuit between director, musical resolved

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BECTU and SOLT drop plans for skills-based pay by Alistair Smith

Long-standing attempts to create a new 'skills-based' pay agreement for technical staff in the West End have been put on hold, after BECTU and the Society of London Theatre failed to reach a…

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Exclusive: Birds of a Feather writers to create new radio and stage play by Matthew Hemley

Birds of a Feather creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran are penning a new BBC drama set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which they also plan to bring to the stage.

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A Letter Sent to Mitch McConnell... by Don Hall

Senator Mitch McConnell317 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510http://mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactFormDear Senator McConnell,First, let me wish you an early …

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'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' Extends Broadway Run

,em>The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess © Gershwins...Read Full Post

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As You Like It, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold by Victor Hallett

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold: It couldn't have been a more appropriate date. I saw Terry Hands' yearningly romantic production on Valentine's Day. And what a fine production it is…

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Singin' in the Rain, Palace, London by Mark Shenton

Palace, London: Chichester Festival Theatre is now the number one regional house to transfer its productions to the West End. After London seasons for its revivals of Stoppard and Caryl Chur…

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A Central Park by David Anthony Fox

The behind-the-scenes action around Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park, an ingenious homage to Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun, has been drama-filled, to say the least.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Travelling Light On Tour by National Theatre

Travelling Light On Tour The National Theatre's production of Travelling Light goes on tour from 13 March. Nicholas Hytner Directs Nicholas Wright's new play: a funny and fascinati…

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King Lear, Tobacco Factory, Bristol by Jeremy Brien

Tobacco Factory, Bristol: When Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory launched on an unsuspecting Bristol public with this self-same tragic masterpiece at the turn of the millennium, there were …

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Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds by Natasha Tripney

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds: Louise Rennison's witty, well-observed tales of teenage life make a winning transition to the stage care of Ryan McBryde's lively production. Read…

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Stephen Fry to make Globe debut by Natalie Woolman

Stephen Fry is to return to the stage in Twelfth Night opposite Mark Rylance at Shakespeare's Globe this summer.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner 'Wit' Extends Broadway Run

Wit on Broadway © Wit The Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Margaret Edson' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Wit, will now run until March 17, 2012. Directed by Lynne Meadow, the …

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Singin' in the Rain, Palace Theatre, London

When Jonathan Church's production of Singin' in the Rain opened in Chichester last summer it brought the reviewers out in a fevered rash of five star raves.

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1st Night Photos: Stars are Singin' at the Palace

There was a veritable storm of celebrities on Shaftesbury Avenue last night, as Singin' in the Rain opened to critics at the Palace Theatre. The production, which is directed by Jonathan Ch…

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Working Title under fire for flouting extras' pay deal on Les Mis by Matthew Hemley

Film producer Working Title is at the centre of yet another dispute over extras' pay, with union BECTU claiming the company is underpaying performers working on the big screen version of Les…

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Exclusive: Livingstone reveals London theatre plans by Natalie Woolman

Mayor of London candidate Ken Livingstone will link West End theatre ticket deals with Oyster card usage, if he is elected.

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New Broadway Musical 'Once' to Get Cast Album

Once on Broadway © Once Once, another film-turned-musical, will be recorded for posterity as a Broadway original cast album (OCR). A surprise hit from the recent New York Theatre Worksh…

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Cast of GODSPELL, Sutton Foster Appear on PROJECT RUNWAY, 2/16 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway's new revival of Stephen Schwartz's legendary rock musical GODSPELL will be featured on Lifetime Television's acclaimed reality competition Project Runway All Stars.

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Paul Shaffer Makes Appearance in GODSPELL, 2/16 by BroadwayWorld

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, the company of Broadway's revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical GODSPELL will welcome the musical director and conductor of the original Broadway product…

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WNYC/WQXR and MTC's 'After Words: WIT' Features Cynthia Nixon, Greg Keller and Carra Patterson, 2/16 by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club, in collaboration with the intimate, state-of-the-art venue The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, continues its popular discussion series with After…

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Will Eno et al Featured in Barrington Stage Company's 10X10 NORTH PLAY FESTIVAL, 2/16 - 26 by BroadwayWorld

Barrington Stage Company BSC, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, announces the ten 10-minute plays as part of the 10X10 On North …

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Julie Wilson, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano Appear at the Triad, 2/16 by BroadwayWorld

Broadway and NYC cabaret legend Julie Wison will join MAC, Bistro amp NY Nightlife Award Winners Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano for 'Three for the Road' at the Triad, Thursday, February 16…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Makes Appearance on PBS, 2/16 by BroadwayWorld

On Thursday, February 16, Andrew Lloyd Webber will be featured on PBSs NYC Arts, airing on THIRTEEN from 8-8.30pm EST, and again on Sunday 19th February from 12-12.30pm EST. The interview wi…

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Audra McDonald, Nikki M. James, et al. attend FREEDOM TO MARRY Fundraiser, 2/16 by BroadwayWorld

Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, will host a Valentines Day fundraising event with the Interbank Roundtable called Get Engaged at XL Nightclub on Thursday, February…

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Patrick Stewart Returns to the Young Vic in BINGO, Feb 2012 by Bww News Desk

After announcing this morning that he will return to the Royal Shakespeare Company this summer, Patrick Stewart has also announced that he will be returning to the Young Vic next year. He w…

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Feature: Full List: 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards Nominees

The Whatsonstage.com Awards from the UK’s leading theatre website are the only UK event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public. More than 11,000 theatr…

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Blog: Jo Caird: Should there be a SOLT for London's Off West End?

I concluded last week's post with the words, “There is no association representing London's fringe and Off West End venues in the way that SOLT represents its members, but in the absen…

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Steve Buscemi to Direct, Guest Star in NBC's 30 ROCK by BroadwayWorld

As first reported on EWonline.com, actor Steve Buscemi is set to direct and guest-star in an upcoming episode of the NBC comedy 30 ROCK. The actor has directed and made multiple appearances …

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Review Round-up: Rourke's Recruiting Officer opens at Donmar

Josie Rourke, the new artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse, opened The Recruiting Officer this week (14 February, previews from 9 February 2012), her first production at the helm of the…

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Disney's 'Newsies' to Record Original Broadway Cast Album

Newsies on Broadway © Disney Disney's new Broadway musical doesn't hit the boards till late March, but plans are already under way to make a Newsies original Broadway cast album. Based …

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Actor Josie De Guzman Flies From Broadway to Chekhov's 'The Seagull' by David Sheward

Tony Award nominee Josie De Guzman stars as Arkadina in Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" at Houston's Alley Theater.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Singin' in the Rain ****

Last summer’s Chichester Festival Theatre pick-me-up has duly stormed the Palace Theatre just as two new movies about the early days of cinema – Hugo and The Artist – look …

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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King Lear, Tobacco Factory, Bristol by Mark Kidel

King Lear was the play that launched Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory 12 years ago. The company, under the inspired artistic direction of Andrew Hilton, opened its 2012 season with a brand…

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What Must They Think Of Us by Joe Patti

In diplomacy terms, soft power is a nation’s culture and values as opposed to their economic and military power. Some institutions like McDonalds and Apple cross some of the boundaries…

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Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging, West Yorkshire Playhouse by Graham Rickson

As an evening out, Angus is about as nutritious as the midget gems dispensed by one of the heroine’s confidantes (and offered in heaps to the audience waiting in the foyer). Directed by Ry…

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New take on Shakespearean classic makes haste, is alive but is less aware than it could be by Chris Jones

Deep in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a weaver named Nick Bottom, the kind of ordinary, clumsy, clueless, overweight, middle-age, Cubs-and-Old Style-loving guy who can get his head transforme…

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Aspen Times Weekly cover story: Barry Smith is laughing by Barry Smith

I'm what is known as a "working artist," which is a noble euphemism for "not famous." About 6 years ago I quit my day job to try my hand at making a living performing my multimedia comedy sh…

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Inspired ‘Midsummer’ twist would make The Bard cheer

HEDY WEISS: Gary Griffin brilliantly sets ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Edwardian London at the time of Freud, trumping Shakespeare’s own opening and adding a delightfully “modern…

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The literary and theatrical critical game by Mark Shenton

As a novelist turned frequent critic, Adam Mars-Jones has regularly been a poacher-turned-gamekeeper, deciding the reputations of others just as others have determined his. This sort of thin…

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Suburban theater for the week of Feb. 17-23 by Kerry Reid

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

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Echoes of Drew Peterson saga in 'Dante'; unreal 'Gingerbread' by Nina Metz

THEATER REVIEWS: "Dating Walter Dante" at the Raven Theatre ★★½ and "The Gingerbread House" at Red Tape Theatre ★★ NINA METZ reviews "Dating Walter Dante" at the Ra…

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Chicago openings for the week of Feb. 17-23

Picking the upcoming opening nights.

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With 'A Catered Affair,' Porchlight looks to a new era

In this season of artistic change at several Chicago theaters, the Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago is next up at bat.

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Remembering Zina Bethune by Oscar E. Moore

A life that tragically came to an end as she was recently hit and run over by two cars in Los Angeles after stopping her car to help a wounded animal along the side of the road.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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A ‘Map’ for the birds by Frank Scheck

When the narrator of “A Map of Virtue” turned out to be a bird statue, the play stopped working for me. Sadly, that was in the first few minutes.This latest effort, presented by the play…

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Not the best of ‘Times’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

It had all the elements of a great thriller. A con man abuses the trust of his friends and colleagues at a big newspaper, lies about everything from his upbringing to his résumé to his sou…

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Love story, with tattoo, leaves its mark by Frank Scheck

As delicate as a cherry blossom, “Tokio Confidential” transports us to 19th-century Japan. This lovely chamber musical about a Civil War widow whose life’s transformed by a tattoo arti…

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Edie Cowan by League of Professional Theatre Women

Director / Choreographer / Actor New York, New York USA When I was eight, my parents took me to see a production of Oklahoma – I was smitten. I especially remember a dancer in the show who…

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Colman Domingo and Scott Shepherd Are Blood Knot's Blood Brothers, Opening Feb. 16 Off-Broadway by Kenneth Jones

Playwright-director Athol Fugard's staging of his Blood Knot — launching the Signature Theatre Company's new home, The Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd Street…

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Shatner's World, Starring William Shatner, Opens on Broadway Feb. 16 by Andrew Gans

Shatner's World: We Just Live in It, featuring Emmy-winning actor William Shatner, who is best known for his work on TV's "Star Trek" and "Boston Legal," official…

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CPC's Picture of the Week, February 16, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Marilyn Koop's magnificent art for Beckett: Feck It! at Canadian Stage

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Hot List: 02/16/12

ALL WEEKEND Monsters of the midway The clean sheet of ice gets covered up and the Consol Energy Center gets down and dirty this

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TT: Almanac

"The world is always full of brilliant youth which fades into grey and embittered middle age: the first flowering takes...

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Pittsburgh Public to Stage Clybourne Park, 1776, Good People, Thurgood and More in 2012-13 by Kenneth Jones

Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2012-13 season will feature titles under the umbrella of "Made in America," sheltering works "by American writers and composers and set in citi…

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Olivier-Nominated Tribes, with Mare Winningham, Jeff Perry, Russell Harvard, Debuts Off-Broadway Feb. 16 by Adam Hetrick

The American premiere of Nina Raine's Olivier Award-nominated play Tribes, about a young deaf man and his dysfunctional family, begins Off-Broadway previews Feb. 16 at the Barrow Street …

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Three By Three In Rep World Premieres Begin at Trinity Rep Feb. 16 by Adam Hetrick

Three by Three in Rep, world-premiere plays by Curt Columbus, George Brant and Deborah Salem Smith, begins performances Feb. 16 at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI.

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Paul Shaffer Makes Cameo Appearance in Broadway's Godspell Feb. 16; Talkback, Too by Andrew Gans

On Feb. 16 the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell welcomes "Late Show with David Letterman" musical director Paul Shaffer, who was conductor of the original Broad…

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Public Theater plans all-American lineup for 2012-13

A half-dozen theaterworks that were born in the USA, starting with the Garson Kanin comedy "Born Yesterday" and including the return

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Wunderbaum will roll in with 'Detroit Dealers'

Wunderbaum theater company has played everywhere from an outdoor plaza in Tehran to railway stations in Flanders, Belgium.

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Distinctively Dutch Festival opens with U.S. premiere by Dance Works Rotterdam

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will open its Distinctively Dutch Festival Saturday at the Byham Theater, Downtown, with the U.S. premiere of Dance Works Rotterdam's "ANATOMICA" -- a piece in …

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'Nanny's' Daniel Davis To Star In Hartford Stage's 'Tempest' by Frank Rizzo

Hartford's Restructured Bated Breath Has New Artistic Director   Follow CT Lifestyle & Entertainment News On The Courant's Features Buzz Facebook PageDaniel Davis , veteran actor of …

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New Cyberinterview: Chris Harcum: FRIGID 2012 PREVIEW: RABBIT ISLAND

Chris Harcum is an actor and playwright. Over 20 of his works have been seen on NYC stages. He has performed in many of his own works and has worked as a teaching artist. With director Aimee…

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New Cyberinterview: Bricken Sparacino: FRIGID 2012 PREVIEW: DEATH, IT HAPPENS: A GIRL'S GUIDE TO DEATH

Bricken Sparacino is a performer, writer, and director. She has collaborated with several solo performers to help develop and to direct their shows. Bricken has written numerous comedy sket…

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