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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Theater News: Have a Theatrical Halloween! by Dan Bacalzo

Looking for a good thrill on Halloween night?Due to Hurricane Sandy, a number of events in and around New York City have been canceled or postponed - including the Village Halloween Parade a…

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Theater News: Zoë Wanamaker Ready to Ignite Passion Play in London by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Olivier Award-winner Zoë Wanamaker will return to the West End for Peter Nichols' Passion Play, to be directed by David Leveaux at the Duke of York's Theatre. The production is set…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 04:37PM

TV News: Tony Vincent Helps Former Voice Coach CeeLo Green With His Magic Moment by Dan Bacalzo

The man who delivered a big "F**k You" to the world with his 2010 hit single is doing a Christmas special?According to, CeeLo Green has recorded the new holiday-themed CeeLo's Ma…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 02:52PM

Theater News: Chris Rock Will Reunite With Broadway Motherf***er with the Hat Co-Stars for L.A. Theatre Works Recording by Dan Bacalzo

Chris Rock, who made his Broadway debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf***er with the Hat, will reunite with his previously announced former castmates Bobby Cannavale and Elizabeth Rodr…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 02:41PM

Theater News: Anthony LaPaglia-Led Checkers Extends at Vineyard Theatre by Dan Bacalzo

Douglas McGrath's new play Checkers, starring Anthony LaPaglia as Richard Nixon, will now run an additional two weeks at The Vineyard Theatre. The production, currently in previews with an o…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 01:18PM

TV News: Gary Cole Signs On for Recurring Role in HBO's Veep by Dan Bacalzo

Gary Cole, who recently starred Off-Broadway in the Signature Theatre Company's world-premiere production of Sam Shepard's Heartless, will play a recurring role on the new season of HBO's Ve…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:10PM

TV News: Grant Gustin's Sebastian Returns to FOX's Glee for Multi-Episode Arc by Dan Bacalzo

Stage veteran Grant Gustin will be reprising his role as Sebastian for a multi-episode arc on the FOX hit GLEE, according to – whose credits include the national tour of …

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:00PM

Theater News: Camels Arrive for Radio City Christmas Spectacular by Dan Bacalzo

Several camels, sheep, and a donkey are getting ready for their big debut in the 2012 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which plays Radio City Music Hall from November 9 to December 30.The an

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Theater News: Boyd Gaines, Rob McClure Recognized as Lead Actors for Tony Award Eligibility by Dan Bacalzo

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has handed down their first decisions on the eligibility for 2012-2013 season shows.They are recognizing Rob McClure in the category of Best Performa…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 04:03PM

Theater News: Harry Hamlin, Loretta Swit Team Up for One November Yankee World Premiere by Dan Bacalzo

Four-time Golden Globe nominee Harry Hamlin and two-time Emmy winner Loretta Swit will star in the world premiere of One November Yankee, written and directed by Joshua Ravetch. NoHo Arts Ce…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 03:33PM

TheaterMania U: SITI Company 20th Anniversary Season Includes College Tour by Dan Bacalzo

The New York-based theatrical innovator, SITI Company, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in the coming months.Among the featured productions will be a college tour of the company-created C…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:04PM

Theater News: Austin Pendleton Replaces Injured Louis Zorich in CSC's Ivanov by Dan Bacalzo

A foot injury has forced Louis Zorich to withdraw from Classic Stage Company's currently running production of Ivanov. His role as Lebedev will now be played by the show's director, Austin P…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:57AM

Theater News: Olympia Dukakis to Embody Mother Courage for Shakespeare by Dan Bacalzo

Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis will take on the demanding title role of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children for Shakespeare

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:16AM

Reviews: House/Divided by Dan Bacalzo

The electronic glow of 21st-century stock market tickers alternate with sepia-toned film footage of the Depression-era Dust Bowl in The Builders Association's House/Divided, now at BAM Harve…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 08:10AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TV News: Tony Winner Derek McLane Tapped as Set Designer for Oscars Telecast by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award-winning set designer Derek McLane will be making his debut as Oscar set designer for the 85th Academy Awards telecast.McLane won the Tony for 33 Variations, and has been Tony-nomi…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 02:49PM

Theater News: Ben Davis, Anthony Fedorov, Elena Shaddow and More Cast in Paper Mill's Sound of Music by Dan Bacalzo

Ben Davis – a Tony winner for La Boheme – and Broadway veteran Elena Shaddow will lead the Paper Mill Playhouse cast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein favorite, The Sound of Music, as Capta…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 02:33PM

TheaterMania U: Photos of Darren Criss, Dean Geyer and More Glee Stars Promoting Arts Education in LA by Dan Bacalzo

Numerous cast members of the hit FOX show Glee – including Broadway veteran Darren Criss and hot young newcomer Dean Geyer – helped out the Young Storytellers Foundation in a special eve…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:28PM

Theater News: Nathan Lane Confirmed as Star of Broadway's The Nance by Dan Bacalzo

Two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, who had been rumored to be returning to Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane's new play The Nance, is now confirmed as the production's star. Jack O'Brien…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 11:58AM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Reviews: Wild with Happy by Dan Bacalzo

Colman Domingo has a high-energy, in-your-face performance style that invigorates his charmingly sentimental new play Wild with Happy, at the The Public Theater, which has been directed by R…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:00PM

Benefits: Ian McKellen Among Honorees at Christopher Meloni-Hosted Make Believe on Broadway by Dan Bacalzo

Sir Ian McKellen will be honored at the 13th annual Make Believe on Broadway gala, to be hosted by stage and screen star Christopher Meloni of Law

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 04:41PM

Theater News: Disgraced, Starring Aasif Mandvi, Extends Into December by Dan Bacalzo

The LCT3 production of Disgraced, which opened last night to glowing reviews at the brand new Claire Tow Theater, has extended its run through December 2.Ayad Akhtar's play centers on Pakist…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:16PM

Film News: Anna Kendrick to Star in Film Adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years by Dan Bacalzo

Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick will play Cathy in the film adaptation of the Jason Robert Brown musical The Last Five Years, according to The piece is being adapted and direc…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:08AM
Monday, October 22, 2012

Reviews: Disgraced by Dan Bacalzo

Aasif Mandvi may be best known as The Daily Show's "Senior Middle East correspondent," but the comic actor demonstrates he has dramatic chops as well in Ayad Akhtar's excellent new play Disg…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:00PM

Theater News: Ronald K. Brown, Savion Glover, Bill T. Jones and More Set for Joyce Theater Season by Dan Bacalzo

The Joyce Theater has announced its line-up for the 2013 Spring/Summer season, which will include several individuals who have worked on Broadway.Ronald K. Brown, who choreographed the recen…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 04:13PM

Theater News: Nick Adams, Tonya Pinkins to Help Voice the Future at Benefit by Dan Bacalzo

Broadway veterans Nick Adams and Tonya Pinkins will headline The International Theatre and Literacy Project's benefit, which supports the organization's "Voices of the Future Project." The e…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 03:42PM

Celebrity News: Audra McDonald Honored at Players' "Pipe Night" by Dan Bacalzo

Audra McDonald became the 100th person to be honored with a "Pipe Night" at The Players on Sunday, October 21.Christine Andreas, Angela Lansbury, Kenny Leon, Diane Paulus, and Phylicia Rashad

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 03:29PM

Celebrity News: Angela Lansbury, Kenny Leon, Diane Paulus Honor Audra McDonald at Players' "Pipe Night" by Dan Bacalzo

Audra McDonald became the 100th person to be honored with a "Pipe Night" at The Players on Sunday, October 21.Christine Andreas, Angela Lansbury, Kenny Leon, Diane Paulus, and Phylicia Rashad

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 03:29PM

Theater News: Million Dollar Quartet is Las Vegas-Bound by Dan Bacalzo

There's about to be one more Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas.The musical Million Dollar Quartet will play Harrah's Showroom beginning February 4, 2013.Inspired by a true story in which Elvis…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 01:42PM

Music News: Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking CD to Be Released in November by Dan Bacalzo

DRG Records will release the "Un-Original" cast recording of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking, the latest installment of Gerard Alessandrini's popular satirical revue, currently playing…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:53PM

Theater News: Johanna Day to Be Number One Fan to Daniel Gerroll in World Premiere Misery Adaptatio by Dan Bacalzo

Johanna Day will play Annie Wilkes, the number one fan of Daniel Gerroll's Paul Sheldon in the world premiere of Misery, adapted from the best-selling Stephen King Novel. Will Frears will di…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:36PM

Theater News: John Doyle to Helm Broadway Revival of Pump Boys and Dinettes by Dan Bacalzo

Tony Award winner John Doyle will direct and provide musical staging for a new Broadway production of Pump Boys and Dinettes, which was conceived and written by the original company: John Fo…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 11:34AM

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