Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at Young Artists of America by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

In its first full scale production since forming their organization less than one year ago, on Friday and Saturday night, March 16 and 17, 2012, Young Artists of America presented the region…

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TT: A proposed First Commandment for performance artists

If you go on a stage and say that you personally saw something, and the show in which you make...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Fall Slowly for Once? by Broadway.com

Once first tugged heartstrings as a sleeper hit indie film, and now it’s doing the same on the Broadway stage. A cast of talented actor-musicians, led by Steve Kazee and Cristin Miliot…

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TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: “Once” by Tom Mizer

Get caught up with what’s on stage with our review round-up. And that vaguely hollow, clinking sound you hear at the end of each segment? That’s me tossing in my two cents… ONCE Th…

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Review: Into the Woods by John Rowell

Mark Lamos offers up a slightly radical version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's muscial.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Onstage, gorgeous 'Once' has a heart all its own by Chris Jones

There are plenty of romantic Broadway musicals. But "Once," the gorgeously crafted and intensely moving new show that opened on Broadway on Sunday night after a seamless transition from down…

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Theater Review: Puppeteer Basil Twist’s ‘Petrushka’ by Peter Marks

Was ever a charmer of fabric and wire more aptly named than Basil Twist? This master twister of stuff you find in hobby drawers and hardware stores into winsome shapes and figures seems to h…

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Broadway review: 'Once'

How many songs with the same plaintive, repeating chords and the same melancholy lyrics about your same lovelorn self can you string together to make a Broadway musical?

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ONCE - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Broadway frequently gives way to fairy tales, but they don’t all end with a “happily ever after.”

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Arts, Briefly: Yale Rep Casting by Adam W. Kepler

Tracy Letts, Johanna Day, Glenn Fitzgerald and Parker Posey will portray suburban couples who share the same last name in “The Realistic Joneses,” a new play written by Will Eno.

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Theater Review: ‘Once,’ With Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, at Jacobs Theater by Ben Brantley

“Once,” based on a hit movie about two musicians, an Irishman and a Czech, who fall in love, reaches Broadway after an Off Broadway run.

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Review: Once by Andy Propst

The musical about the unlikely friendship between a man and woman in Dubil will move audiences.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Once: Theater Review by David Rooney

As much a song cycle as a musical, this bittersweet fairy tale has a spellbinding charm.

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Theater review: 'Once' on Broadway by Charles McNulty

The musical "Once," based on the 2006 Irish film, opens on Broadway.

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LUCKY DUCK - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Mathew Murray

Not only does this terrific little adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling" belong in the upper echelon of recent kids' shows, it's one grown-ups don't have to …

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Spring Passions, Coliseum, London

In Daphnis and Chloë, the dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet wind in chain dances to Ravel's shimmering score. As they twist and sway, there's a sensuous ripple to their shoulders, as if th…

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Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, National Theatre, Cottesloe, London

Thirty years after it won a newspaper playwriting competition, Errol John's Trinidadian "street scene" was happily revived, twice, at Stratford East and the Almeida, in 1986 and 1988.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Theater, Disguised Up as Real Journalism by David Carr

Is it O.K. to lie on the way to telling a greater truth? The short answer is also the right one. No.

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Review Roundup: ONCE Opens on Broadway - Updating LIVE! by Review Roundups

ONCE, the acclaimed new musical opened on Broadway tonight, Sunday, March 18, 2012 after a successful Off-Broadway run in 2011.

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New Musical Once Opens at Broadway's Jacobs Theatre by Broadway.com

Broadway audiences will be swept away on the streets of Dublin by new musical Once, starring Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, which opens on March 18 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The sh…

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St Patrick's Day Music Celebration - Mar 19,2012 by Candi & Randy

Join us as we celebrate the musical contributions of Irish and Irish-Americans across multiple musical spectrums. From Broadway, pop, rock, celtic and new age, we invite you to join us for s…

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: Ten Chimneys (Northlight Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Less a finished plot than a set of dramatized calling cards, Northlight's *Ten Chimneys* delivers an intimate inside look at the private lives of America’s First Couple of the theater, Alf…

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Tracy Letts, Parker Posey Stars in New Will Eno Play by Frank Rizzo

"The Realistic Joneses" Bows at Yale RepTony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts , indie film fave Parker Posey ,  Johanna Day (Edward Albee's "Peter and Jerry") a…

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WHITE LIKE ME: A Honky Dory Puppet Show Created and performed by Paul Zaloom

Wed, April 11 @ Reston Community Center, presented by Reston Community Center -- Renowned puppeteer and political satirist Paul Zaloom unleashes his latest solo comic puppet extravaganza at …

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Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Emily Skinner

Fri, April 13 @ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, presented by John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -- With Broadway credits including The Full Monty, Side Show, and …

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Cris Alexander dies at 92

Legit News: Was Broadway actor, celebrity photographer

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NY Review: 'Lifeline' by Mark Peikert

Frank Tangredi’s disorienting new play “Lifeline,” at Abingdon Theatre Company, suddenly switches from sitcom to Lifetime two-thirds of the way through.

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NY Review: 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' by David Sheward

The Pearl Theatre Company offers an intimate staging of Eugene O'Neill's oft-produced romantic tragedy that is more like a caress than a knockout blow.

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TT: Almanac

I shall have more to say when I am dead. Edwin Arlington Robinson, "John Brown"...

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TT: Speechless

Things have been more than a little bit crazy around here, as you'll have guessed if you've read my latest...

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TT: Just because

Gary Burton plays an unaccompanied solo version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Chega de Saudade" in Copenhagen in 1968: (This is...

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NY Review: 'Once' by David Sheward

Enda Walsh's intimate romantic tuner based on the Oscar-winning film survives the transfer to Broadway. Cristin Milioti and Steve Kazee are heartbreaking.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Critic’s Notebook: Defending ‘This American Life’ and Its Mike Daisey Retraction by Charles Isherwood

Nonfiction should mean facts and nothing but the facts, argues the theater critic Charles Isherwood, in support of the retraction by “This American Life” of a program about Mike Daisey…

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Arts in Winnipeg: caught in Jet wash? by J. Kelly Nestruck

The NHL’s return to Winnipeg has hockey fans turning handsprings, but is it cutting into attendance at cultural events?

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Winnipeg's arts scene copes with the NHL's return

Manitoba's capital has always punched above its weight, culturally speaking. Now the Jets are offering another option

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'A Salesman' Lives On In Philip Seymour Hoffman by Tom Vitale

When Philip Seymour Hoffman took the stage on March 15 in the new revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, he became the fifth actor in 63 years to walk the boards of Broadway in the …

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Review: MeTube (Collaboraction) by Scotty Zacher

*MeTube* tells the story of YouTube beatbox sensation Yuri Lane's internet stardom, and the ramifications and consequences after the notoriety. But while the performer and production values …

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Havel, Powerlessness, and Us: An appreciation by David F. Chapman by HowlRound

You mustn’t take theater seriously. You must do it seriously.—Jan Grossman (1925–1993), Czech dramaturg and director and frequent Havel collaborator I think theater should always be so…

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"Summer in Sanctuary" at New Jersey Rep by Bob Rendell

Unlike most plays and movies which depict similar experiences which show deeply sympathetic and achieving educators relating to their charges and providing hope and sustenance to them, Summe…

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Was Macbeth Irish? Juliet from Cornwall? by Michael Billington

If you listen to a new CD that tries to capture the original pronunciation of Shakespeare, you might think soI'm not a great fan of "authenticity" in Shakespeare: partly because tastes chang…

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F.Y.I.: Answers to Questions About New York by Michael Pollak

Q. I get these three theatrical clubs confused. Could you please explain the difference among the Lambs, the Friars and the Players?

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Magnificent Presence: Theater Review by Deborah Young

Ghosts, gay love and acting get stuffed into Ferzan Ozpetek’s roomy, well-crafted dramedy that re-examines the divide between theater and real life. read more

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One Night Only, The Broadway Beauty Pageant March 19th by Suzanna Bowling

One Night Only, The Broadway Beauty Pageant March 19th: The Broadway Beauty Pageant's celebrity judges have been announced. Jackie Hoffman (The Addams Family), columnist Michael Musto, and T…

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Cherry Hill native Cristin Milioti — a wannabe singer-songwriter — is the singing, songwriting heroine of ‘Once’ by Ronni Reich

Jennifer Brown/The Star-LedgerCristin Milioti stars in "Once" on Broadway Leaning over the piano, ripples of notes flowing from her fingers and a clear, confident alto pouring out …

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Yonekura Ryoko to Star as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO This July by BroadwayWorld

According to the Tokyo Graph, actress Yonekura Ryoko will join the hit revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO this July. She is set to star as Ro…

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Photo Flash: Project Shaw's Golden Shamrock Gala by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Gingold Theatrical Groups GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA was held last night at The Players Club 16 Gramercy Park South, honoring the talents of playwright, Terrence McNally, actor, Brian Murray and, …

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Benjamin Walker as ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Stage Tube

ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER stars Broadway veteran Benjamin Walker as the title role. The film is set to open in theaters on June 22nd from 20th Century Fox. The horror, thriller film, di…

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NY Review: 'Court-Martial at Fort Deven' by Lisa Jo Sagolla

New Federal Theatre’s production of Jeffrey Sweet’s play about a court-martial of black WACs hits hard at our sense of ethics but is emotionally distancing.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Shameless Plug: Broadway Beauty Pageant 2012 by Michael Block

Looking for something exciting to do tomorrow night? Then head on down to the Symphony Space for the 2012 Broadway Beauty Pageant! Featuring a panel of celebrity judges and some special perf…

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Shatner's world is out there, but worth the trip by Chris Jones

"Meet my co-chair," William Shatner observed from the stage of Auditorium Theatre Friday night, whereupon a seat on wheels was flung in the general direction of the man who once flew the Sta…

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The testimony of a witness, yes. A play, no by Martin Morrow

Playwright has amassed material about a haunting event but its structure is missing

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Tracy Morgan: Earning laughs at no one's expense by Brad Wheeler

Tracy Morgan brings his show to the Sony Centre for the Canadian International Comedy Fest

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The Barber of Seville still earning its laughs by Elissa Poole

Serious singing, a flouncing performance and a caricature all add up to believable characters

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The Woman in the Wall – a new opera by Pauline Adamek

The Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization Overtone Industries presents the world premiere of its new opera The Woman in the Wall, with two weekends of performances, opening Friday, March …

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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'No Child...' shows dedicated teachers still make a difference

In 1965, a New York City teacher named Bel Kaufman turned her years of experience in tough classrooms into a warm, frank, best-selling novel, “Up The Down Staircase.” Forty-seven years l…

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Looking Forward to Spring by JK

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO TAKE THE MONTHLY POLL, VOTE IN ROUND 8 OF HOT/HOTTERAND ENTER TODAY TO WIN TICKETS FOR JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ALL THREE ARE TO YOUR LEFT!  CLICK T…

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Rocks Broadway’s New “Death of a Salesman” by Roger Friedman

The greatest American play? Quite possibly Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” set in 1949 and revived last night on Broadway in a production that is outstanding. Mike Nichols direc…

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Pearl bows new McNally play

Legit News: Off Broadway company sets season in new venue

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YTA Gala Undiminished By Weekend Rain by David Dow Bentley III

 Conroe_COURIER_3-18-2012 It was a very special night for the Young Texas Artists Music Competition, and long in the planning by the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society. Perhaps in a …

Linked From thepeoplescritic.com at 03:00PM
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Coppélia, Coliseum, London

The great joy of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s delightful ‘Coppélia’ was the playing of Michael O’Hare, writes Clement Crisp

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Stupendous In So Cal: Green Day’s Rockin’ “American Idiot” Is Anything But Simple-Minded! by Leo Buck

“The end of the world is over,” we’re advised in Green Day’s “American Idiot”, “and no one else seems to care.”  That, in a nutshell, is the prevailing sentiment  (if not t…

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Is Mike Tyson's One-Man Show Headed to Broadway?

Sights already set on Big Apple even before show opens in Vegas.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Bakersfield Mist at the New Rep by Thomas Garvey

An authentic Jackson Pollock, Lavender MistBakersfield Mist, the new play by Stephen Sachs, currently in a "rolling" national premiere at the New Rep, is a long meditation on a single painti…

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NY Review: 'Lucky Duck' by Suzy Evans

"Lucky Duck," with songs by "Side Show" authors Bill Russell and Henry Krieger, aims to teach children important life lessons but muddies its messages.

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'The truth is vitally important' | Mike Daisey by Mike Daisey

This American Life's retraction questions personal experiences in my show. I've made changes but I stand behind my workThis American Life is airing an episode this weekend that calls into qu…

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Play House/Definitely the Bahamas – review by Michael Billington

Orange Tree, RichmondThere's something old, something new in this double bill by Martin Crimp. What is odd is that the new piece, Play House, shows the mature Crimp evoking impassioned youth…

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A Tender Subject – review by Brian Logan

Secret location, London"Did you get it?", asks a caption on a wall as we exit A Tender Subject, Mark Storor's new performance installation for Artangel. Well, yes and no. The event, which ta…

Linked From The Guardian at 01:06PM

Confessions from the Road: “Touring Company” by BroadwaySpotted

Sometimes my friends go on tour. This time, when I found out a particular friend was going on tour, I said to them…you should blog for my site! Thank goodness this friend was willing t…

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Fuse Theater Interview: “Deported/ a dream play” – A Tale of New England With Global Implications by Bill Marx

"Deported/ a dream play" tells a local story with global implications. Many countries, including our own, still have not officially acknowledged that this genocide actually occurred and who …

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 12:55PM

Alexandra Kaprelian, Ian Leonard, Michael Stevenson Set for 42nd Street Moon's Zorba by Brian Scott Lipton

42nd Street Moon will present the musical Zorba, May 2-20 at the Eureka Theatre. Greg McKellan will direct the production. Based on the book Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis, the music…

Linked From TheaterMania at 12:55PM

John Cowles Jr. dies at 82; he shaped the Twin Cities for a half-century

He helped build homes for the Twins, Vikings and Guthrie as a philanthropist and Star Tribune chairman.

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Arts | New Jersey: A Review of ‘Damn Yankees,’ at the Paper Mill Playhouse by Anita Gates

A new production of “Damn Yankees” at the Paper Mill Playhouse is a first-rate, frequently thrilling revival of the age-old story of a man who sold his soul to the Devil.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Travesties by David Finkle

The McCarter Theatre serves up a stylishly directed and beautifully acted production of Tom Stoppard's intellectual comedy.

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Marlo Thomas' Favorite Performance

Uta Hagen went underneath the skin of Martha in the original production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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SXSW Tales: Power To The Badgeless by Chloe Veltman

Today is the final day of the SXSW Festival. If I ever attend this event again, I would do two things differently: I would come to the music festival without a badge and I would most likely …

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No Longer Just 'New,' Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Theatre Gets A Donation - And A Name

Oregon Public Broadcasting (Medford Mail Tribune) 03/16/12

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/18- DO I HEAR A WALTZ? by Stage Tube

Today in 1965, Do I hear a Waltz opened at the 46th St. Thetare Now the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 220 performances. Do I Hear a Waltz is a musical with a book by Arthur Laure…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:25AM

Amanda Holden to Host JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Search by BroadwayWorld

According to the Mirror, actress Amanda Holden is set to host 'Superstar,' the new reality show in which Andrew Lloyd Webber will search for the character of Jesus in the JESUS CHRIST SUPERS…

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RIALTO CHATTER: Rosie Taking ANNIE Meetings? by Rialto Chatter

Today, multiple outlets reporting on the cancellation of THE ROSIE SHOW on the Oprah Winfrey Network report that when the news was revealed, O'Donnell was in New York, taking a meeting for a…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:25AM

People You Should Know . . . Amelia Pedlow by Zack

AMELIA PEDLOWhails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she was Valedictorian of her highschool class before coming to New York in 2006 to attend the Juilliard School.Favorite roles at scho…

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The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to see Ghost The Musical on Broadway by Ken Davenport

If you hadn't yet realized, the starting bell has rung on the start of the Spring season of new Broaday musicals. They are off and running! For how long, that's the big questions. One of the…

Linked From The Producer's Perspective at 11:06AM
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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‘Petrushka’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther by Amanda Gunther

A visually stunning presentation comes to Shakespeare Theatre Company for a limited engagement in Basil Twist’s Petrushka. A wild and beautiful execution of unique puppetry swirls together…

Linked From DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:32AM

BC/EFA Presents Final Broadway Bears Benefit Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS presents the 15th and grand finale edition of THE BROADWAY BEARS tonight, March 18, 2012 at 8 PM at B.B. King Blues Club amp Grill on West 42nd Street. THE B…

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Matt is an Idiot (on tour)! #1 by BroadwaySpotted

Have you ever wanted to know what REALLY happens when a Broadway show goes on tour? No, I’m not talking about what kind of reviews they get or if audiences show up to see a scandalous …

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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More on l’affaire Daisey by George Hunka

CBS News runs an Associated Press story here, and Daisey himself commented on the controversy during yesterday’s performance of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs; a recording of …

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Review: American Night: The Ballad of Juan José at curtainup/Los Angeles by Jon Magaril

A swift kick to Uncle Sam's rear. . .a sharp broadside doesn't sting, but leaves a boldly entertaining mark. . .

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Review: Twelve Angry Men at curtainup.com/NJ by Simon Saltzman

The verdict of this critic on David Saint's production: It's guilty of being a resounding success

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Can romantic musicals survive Twitter, Facebook and hookups?

Two shows that are coming to Seattle-area stages, "First Date" and "It Shoulda Been You," aim to include modern-day mores with good old-fashioned romance.

Linked From The Seattle Times at 09:31AM

“Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald’s Gershwin Songbook” with The New York Pops by Sandi Durell

  Reviewed by Linda Amiel Burns Carnegie Hall was the setting for a remarkable concert on March 16, 2012 entitled “Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald’s Gershwin Songbook” accompan…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With ON A CLEAR DAY's Turner & Mueller by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox

After a year and a half hiatus, Seth Rudetsky's famed Seth's Broadway Chatterbox has returned to Don't Tell Mama. Seth's Broadway Chatterbox includes interviews and performances by noted Bro…

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Patina Miller Plays Final Performance in SISTER ACT by BroadwayWorld

Patina Miller who originated the role of Deloris Van Cartier will play her final performance in SISTER ACT tonight, March 18th. Miller made her Broadway debut in the production and was nomin…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 09:23AM

The Agony and The Ecstasy of Mike Daisey’s Deceit: Theater vs. Journalism? by Jonathan Mandell

“The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” Mike Daisey’s well-reviewed monologue currently at the Public Theater, is the subject of an expose in This American Life, the radio program t…

Linked From The Faster Times at 09:01AM
Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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‘How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found’ at Theater Alliance by Natalie McCabe by Natalie McCabe

“You are who you can prove you are. You are what people think. And that’s the easiest thing in the world to change.” Or is it? In Theater Alliance’s DC-area premiere of the i…

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Feature: Anita Gillette Makes It Big by Edward Karam

The veteran Broadway star discusses her work in the Playwrights Horizons production of The Big Meal.

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Not for Love or Money by Sam Hurwitt

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO Merchants, No Nude Men. By Sam Hurwitt Cyndi Lauper sang that “money changes everything,” but Susan Sobeloff’s debut play Merchants seems to indicate that…

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Must You Go? My Life With Harold Pinter (book review) by Wendy Caster

In 1975, Antonia Fraser, biographer of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Henry VIII's six wives, and Harold Pinter, renowned playwright, fell madly in love, pretty much at first sight. Over the next…

Linked From Show Showdown at 08:46AM

A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neil, directed by J. R. Sullivan, The Pearl Theatre by Yvonne Korshak

A Moon for the Misbegotten is a tense, character driven play that demands great acting and this excellent production provides it: Kim Martin-Cotton is as fine an actress as I’ve seen anywh…

Linked From Let's Talk Off-Broadway at 08:42AM

Counting New Beans Update by Scott Walters

I have heard from a couple people involved with the Counting New Beans book that was just released with information that pertains to my previous post. Clayton Lord, the director of comm…

Linked From Theatre Ideas at 08:42AM

Edward Everett Horton by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of beloved character actor Everett Edward Horton. To mark the day, here he is being gulled by Fred Astaire into believing he’s seasick in Shall We Dance?: To lear…

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Ukuladies at Rodeo Bar Tonight by Trav S.D.

Tonight The Ukuladies! Live at THE RODEO BAR! 375 3rd Ave at 27th st, NYC 9pm 2 Sets. Totally and completely FREE! Join the “ladies” in a fun-filled evening sure to delight even …

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BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With The Cast of ON A CLEAR DAY by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox

After a year and a half hiatus, Seth Rudetsky's famed Seth's Broadway Chatterbox has returned to Don't Tell Mama. Seth's Broadway Chatterbox includes interviews and performances by noted Bro…

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"The Maids" Should Be a Little Dirtier by Jan Simpson

Jean Genet was the enfant terrible of French writers.  And, as a convicted thief and a defiantly openly gay man, he reveled in his status as an outsider. So it was perfectly in characte…

Linked From Broadway & Me at 08:16AM

The Agony of Mike Daisey by Alison Croggon

A quick pointer to George Hunka's excellent roundup of the scandal unfolding around Mike Daisey's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, in which journalistic and theatrical ideas of truth…

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

EulogyA Love StoryChapter one.  There is a bird   a love bird singing in the peach tree.My grandfather   a skinny man   always dress shoes and a buttoned-d…

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Sado-masochistic game playing on stage. . . by Elyse Sommer

New York theater goers  can currently see  two  plays  permeated  with  steamy  sado-masochistic  games. One  made new again by its  star an…

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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The Vocabulary of Dance: Choreographers 2010 (Working In The Theatre #392) by American Theatre Wing

The Vocabulary of Dance: Choreographers 2010 (Working In The Theatre #392) Our panel of choreographers - Christopher Gattelli, Liza Gennaro, Ken Roberson and Sergio Trujillo - discuss their…

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Getting the Show on the Road (Working In The Theatre #394) by American Theatre Wing

Getting the Show on the Road (Working In The Theatre #394) The panel of producers, presenters and bookers -- Meredith Blair, Mike Isaacson, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Steven Schnepp and A…

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Embracing Process: Directors 2010 (Working In The Theatre #393) by American Theatre Wing

Embracing Process: Directors 2010 (Working In The Theatre #393) A panel of directors - Stafford Arima, Anne Kauffman, Rebecca Taichman and Henry Wishcamper - discusses the dynamic between t…

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Through Their Eyes: Actors 2011 (Working In The Theatre #396) by American Theatre Wing

Through Their Eyes: Actors 2011 (Working In The Theatre #396) Actors Colman Domingo, Elizabeth Marvel, Michele Pawk, Daphne Rubin-Vega and David Zayas discuss the influence of their early t…

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Compelling Stories: Playwrights 2011 (Working In The Theatre #395) by American Theatre Wing

Compelling Stories: Playwrights 2011 (Working In The Theatre #395) The panel of playwrights - Kristoffer Diaz, Kate Fodor, Rajiv Joseph, Young Jean Lee and Tarell Alvin McCraney - discuss h…

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Leading Ladies (Working In The Theatre #380) by American Theatre Wing

Leading Ladies (Working In The Theatre #380) Our four Tony Award winning Leading Ladies -- Laura Benanti, Beth Leavel, Bebe Neuwirth and Alice Ripley - discuss performances they've seen…

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Don't Be Afraid: Stage Veterans 2011 (Working In The Theatre #398) by American Theatre Wing

Don't Be Afraid: Stage Veterans 2011 (Working In The Theatre #398) The panel of stage veterans - F. Murray Abraham, Stacy Keach, Estelle Parsons and Lois Smith - discuss the rehearsal a…

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The Characters Start Talking: Playwrights 2011 (Working In The Theatre #397) by American Theatre Wing

The Characters Start Talking: Playwrights 2011 (Working In The Theatre #397) The panel of playwrights - Annie Baker, Rinne Groff, Karen Hartman and Alfred Uhry - talk about their writing pr…

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Next To Normal: The Road to Broadway (Working In The Theatre #384) by American Theatre Wing

Next To Normal: The Road to Broadway (Working In The Theatre #384) The creative team behind the hit musical "Next To Normal" - Director Michael Greif, Composer Tom Kitt, Producer …

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Regional Theatre (Working In The Theatre #381) by American Theatre Wing

Regional Theatre (Working In The Theatre #381) The role of Regional Theatre in supporting and presenting new works to their communities was among the topics discussed by our panel: Christop…

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Producing's New Voices (Working In The Theatre #386) by American Theatre Wing

Producing's New Voices (Working In The Theatre #386) Injecting new energy and a new perspective into both commercial and not for profit theatre was among the topics discussed by our pan…

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The Play That Changed My Life (Working In The Theatre #385) by American Theatre Wing

The Play That Changed My Life (Working In The Theatre #385) What was "The Play That Changed Your Life?" Not only the title of a new American Theatre Wing book, which posed that qu…

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Roles for Ourselves: Playwrights 2010 (Working In The Theatre #388) by American Theatre Wing

Roles for Ourselves: Playwrights 2010 (Working In The Theatre #388) Our distinguished panel of playwrights -- Charles Busch, David Ives, Donald Margulies and Suzan-Lori Parks -- discuss the…

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Waiting In The Wings (Working In The Theatre #387) by American Theatre Wing

Waiting In The Wings (Working In The Theatre #387) Their roles as understudies on Broadway was the focal point for this panel of actors -- Tony Carlin ("Lend Me A Tenor"), Bryan F…

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The Next Generation 2010 (Working In The Theatre #391) by American Theatre Wing

The Next Generation 2010 (Working In The Theatre #391) Our panel of some of Broadway's brightest new performers - Jennifer Damiano, Robin de Jesús, John Gallagher, Jr., Jon Micha…

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Equal Exchange: Actors 2010 (Working In The Theatre #390) by American Theatre Wing

Equal Exchange: Actors 2010 (Working In The Theatre #390) Our panel of leading actors - David Alan Grier, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Jan Maxwell and Alfred Molina - shared their proces…

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Developing Musical Theatre (Working In The Theatre #389) by American Theatre Wing

Developing Musical Theatre (Working In The Theatre #389) The development and production of musical theatre was the focus of the discussion with our panel of producers - Sue Frost, Robyn Goo…

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The State of Theatre: Institutions and Producers (Working In The Theatre #404) by American Theatre Wing

The State of Theatre: Institutions and Producers (Working In The Theatre #404) Thomas Schumacher talks with guests, Ben Cameron and Kevin McCollum, about the state of theatre today in a wid…

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Behind The Curtain (Working In The Theatre #403) by American Theatre Wing

Behind The Curtain (Working In The Theatre #403) Disney Theatrical President and Producer Thomas Schumacher takes us behind the curtain and gives us an up close and personal view of how thi…

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Regional Theatre (Working In The Theatre #405) by American Theatre Wing

Regional Theatre (Working In The Theatre #405) Our guests -- representatives from theatres receiving the American Theatre Wing 2011 National Theatre Company Grants: Buntport Theater Company…

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Adam Pascal on New York Live by Memphis The Musical

Adam Pascal on New York Live Adam Pascal talks about his role in MEMPHIS. From: MemphisTheMusical Views: 77 3 ratings Time: 03:24 More in Entertainment

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Newsies' Jeremy Jordan - THE VIEW (03.13.2012) by Broadway Television Archive

Newsies' Jeremy Jordan - THE VIEW (03.13.2012) Jeremy Jordan sits down with the ladies of ABC's The View to discuss Disney's latest Broadway Musical, NEWSIES (previews being Mar…

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Meet the Newsies: Davey by Disney on Broadway

Meet the Newsies: Davey Meet Ben Fankhauser, playing Davey in Disney's newest Broadway production, NEWSIES. Disney's NEWSIES is now on Broadway! Visit http://www.newsiesthemusical.…

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"Fela!" coming to Philadelphia for eight shows

Finally, Fela! is coming to Philadelphia. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the larger-than-life Nigerian musician and political firebrand who died in 1997, performed in Philadelphia twice with his band …

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Gypsy – review by Clare Brennan

The Curve, LeicesterAs the brass and percussion strike the opening bars, period posters, their colours bleached to shades of grey, descend from the flies. The most prominent pictures a happy…

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Pentecost – review by Killian Fox

St Leonard's Church, LondonDavid Edgar's award-winning 1994 play tries to fit a lot under one roof. It's not merely an art-historical detective story: Pentecost is also a hostage thriller an…

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Joe Dziemianowicz’s top stage picks for week of March 18 by Joe Dziemianowicz

1. The Broadway Beauty Pageant (Symphony Space) Chorus guys throw d…

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Romeo and Juliet; Men in Motion – review by Luke Jennings

Royal Opera House, London; Sadler's Wells, LondonWhen she was 16, Melissa Hamilton was turned down by the Royal Ballet School. A late starter, she had grown up in Northern Ireland, where goo…

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Smut: Two Unseemly Stories by Alan Bennett – review

Though as funny as ever, Alan Bennett never quite breaks out of his trademark cosiness with these talesAlan Bennett recently attributed the sexual content of this book to the urge to "outfla…

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Moon on a Rainbow Shawl; Can We Talk about This?; Shivered – review by Kate Kellaway

Cottesloe; Lyttelton; Southwark Playhouse; all LondonIn 1957 Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, by Errol John, a young Trinidadian, won an Observer drama contest. The task was to write a play set afte…

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Mackenzie Crook: 'I could go through life playing characters like Gareth but that's no challenge' | interview by Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy

The actor who made his name in The Office talks about Jerusalem, playing against type in The Recruiting Officer, and his debut as a children's authorHaving risen to fame in The Office, Crook…

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Bobby Cronin: Daybreak Interview

"Call Me Adam" once again chats with award winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin. This time around we discuss his award winning new original musical "Daybreak" which will be have two produc…

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BWW's On This Day - March 18, 2012

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Val Kilmer Turns To Twain House For New Role by Frank Rizzo

Plays Mark Twain In Los Angeles in Solo ShowVal Kilmer as Batman, OK.

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'Cavalia' a dreamy tribute to horses

Show explores the beauty and imagery of horses and their distinct relationship with humans.

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Week in Review, March 12 – 18, 2012 by League of Professional Theatre Women

LPTW’s Blog30 was created to highlight the diversity, passion and brilliance of the individual members of the League of Professional Theatre Women in celebration of the organization…

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Before They Hibernate: Final Broadway Bears Fundraiser Presented March 18 by Andrew Gans

The final edition of the Broadway Bears fundraisers to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is presented March 18 at 8 PM at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on West 42nd Street.

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At Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar, It's a Family Affair — Twice by Robert Simonson

Talk about your tight-knit company. The cast of Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar includes father-and-son Sandy and Jonathan Winsby and brothers Jason and Julius Sermonia. Here are their…

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A Moon for the Misbegotten Opens Off-Broadway at the Pearl March 18 by Adam Hetrick

The Pearl Theatre Company revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic A Moon for the Misbegotten, featuring Dan Daily, Kim Martin-Cotten and Andrew May, officially opens Off-Broadway March 1…

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Grey's Anatomy: The Songs Beneath the Show, With Eric Dane, Sandra Oh, Sara Ramirez, Chandra Wilson, Offered March 18 by Andrew Gans

On March 18 cast members from the ABC hit "Grey's Anatomy" offer Grey's Anatomy: The Songs Beneath the Show at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

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Once, the Irish-Kissed Musical About "Falling Slowly," Opens on Broadway by Kenneth Jones

Once, the new stage musical based on the Oscar-winning film about an Irish singer-songwriter named Guy, who meets a muse in the person of a Czech immigrant named Girl, opens at Broadway'…

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Tony Nominee Patina Miller Exits Broadway's Sister Act March 18; Raven-Symoné Is in the Wings by Adam Hetrick

Patina Miller, who earned Olivier and Tony Award nominations for originating the role of street-wise nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier on stage, ends her run in the Broadway production of…

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THE DVD SHELF: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Descendants," "Anatomy of a Murder," "I Claudius" and M by Steven Suskin

This month's selection of new releases includes Daniel Craig in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," James Stewart in Otto Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder" and Der…

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The Sunday Read: First Person - Michael Gianfrancesco on You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown by The Charlebois Post

From left: Ken James Stewart, Erica Peck, Andrew Broderick, Amy Wallis, Kevin Yee (Andrew Eccles photo)Working For Peanuts!by Michael Gianfrancesco, set designer for You’re A Goo…

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Tour Whore, March 18, 2012 by The Charlebois Post

Making the Bouillion CubeThey won’t care how good my show is, if they don’t get the gestalt in 5 seconds or less. Gah!by Cameryn MooreImagine that you’ve just pulled this beautiful roa…

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Daisey, Pro and Con by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Mike Daisey, right, with his wife and director Jean-Michele GregoryThe swirling meta-drama around Mike Daisey's solo show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs has often competed with the …

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