Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

NOTHING HERE IS REAL – Interview with Gary Ferrar by Jacquelyn Claire

  For a single night each month, you can join Gary Ferrar, one of New York’s most sought-after entertainers, for a mind-bending evening of magic and mentalism. You gather around an antiqu…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Final Performances of Megan Monaghan Rivas’s ‘Three Musketeers: 1941’ This Weekend! by Patricia Contino

    Even if King Arthur didn’t return to the aid of Great Britain during World War II, other heroes like Wonder Woman, Captain America, Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Pimpernel aided th…

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Tom Stoppard To Return To The West End With New Play LEOPOLDSTADT

Playwright Tom Stoppard will be returning to the West End soon with his most personal work to date,

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Jellyfish: a sexy romcom that finally reflects real life by Natasha Tripney

The heroine of Ben Weatherill’s play is strong, witty and learning disabled. So is Sarah Gordy who portrays her. About time too, say the writer and actor When Ben Weatherill set out to wri…

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, June 27, 2019 by James Marino

Listen: Taylor Mac at The Flea, Vosk Triplett Sayle BECOMING NANCY At Alliance, Musicians and League Duet, Video from BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical and PIAZZA, Intimacy Directors on Broadway, a…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Joan Didion’s ‘Magical Thinking’ comes to Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre by Randy McMullen

Stage adaptation of Joan Didion's masterful memoir on grieving, 'The Year of Magical Thinking,' gets Bay Area premiere at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.

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Review: Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Douglas’ at the Kennedy Center by Mara Bayewitz

You know that Hannah Gadsby’s new show, Douglas is different from anything you’ve seen before, even before you enter the theatre, when the ushers inform you that your cell phone must be …

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Festival’s Got Talent by Christa Skiles

Recapping the 2019 ITF’s Wednesday The post Festival’s Got Talent appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

People You Should Know . . . Susan Kim by Zack Calhoon

SUSAN KIM is delighted to be back at the Marathon. Plays: The Joy Luck Club, The Arrangement, Where It Came From, Memento Mori, Pandora, Dreamtime for Alice, Rapid Eye Movement, Seventh…

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People You Should Know . . . France-Luce Benson by Zack Calhoon

FRANCE-LUCE BENSON is a proud member at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Her play Detained was awarded a grant from the Miranda Foundation to be developed at EST and will premiere later this year…

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Toni Stone ***1/2, Octet ***, Stonewall *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward June 26, 2019: Toni Stone is probably the most famous athlete you never heard of. From 1949 to 1954, she played baseball in the Negro Leagues and was the first woman o…

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, making its long-awaited London debut at the Royal Festival Hallon through 5th July 2019. Check out the video!

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Paper Mill Partners With Arts Platform Acceptd To Streamline Collegiate Common Pre-Screen Process For Students Nationwide

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a partnership wit…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Welcomes 2019 Jimmy Awards Nominees

This week, the 2019 Jimmy Awards nominees paid a visit to current Evan Hansen and former Jimmys winner, Andrew Barth Feldman, and the whole gang at Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway!

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Art Is STILL Infecting My Brain by Joe Patti

Over 9 years ago I wrote about a TED Talk given by Golan Levin where he was demonstrating technology that being used to generate images based on sound input. The things he was doing was fun …

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Large Study: Students Who Study Music Do Better In Other Subjects by Artsjournal

“It is believed that students who spend school time in music classes, rather than further developing their skills in math, science, and English classes, will underperform in those discipli…

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Google Is Building A Massive New Smart City In Toronto. Here’s What It Will Look Like by Artsjournal

Sidewalk Labs, the smart-city startup from Google parent company Alphabet, has released its master innovation and development plan to turn a sizable swath of Toronto’s Lake Ontario shore…

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Arts Council England Plans To Include “Relevance” In Funding Criteria by Artsjournal

“Most of us already lead creative and cultural lives: we join book clubs, we take craft classes, we stream music,” the strategy document says. “The task for the Arts Council is to enab…

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YouTube Stars’ New Big Thing? Excessive Over-The-Top Consumerism by Artsjournal

After over 200 studies, we know that the more people endorse materialism, the worse their wellbeing. They’re less empathic, less prosocial, more competitive. They’re less likely to suppo…

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Take an inside look at how Signature Theatre’s ‘Blackbeard’ got its ship together by Thomas Floyd

Director Eric Schaeffer, costume designer Erik Teague and scenic designer Paul Tate dePoo III walked us through the world-premiere musical's ambitious aesthetic.

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Odds & Ends: Bette Midler to Perform at New York City Pride & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.Bette Midler to Perform at New York City Pride Stage-and-screen legend Bette Midler, a 2017 Tony winner for her incredible turn …

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Mallory Portnoy on Turning Down Her Oklahoma! Audition Twice, Gertie's Iconic Laugh & More by Eric King

Mallory Portnoy and Damon Daunno in Oklahoma! (Photo: Little Fang)Mallory Portnoy has been cackling her way through Daniel Fish's reimagined Oklahoma! since its first production at Bard Coll…

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Jessica Vosk & More to Lead World Premiere Musical Becoming Nancy at Alliance Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is set for the highly anticipated new musical Becoming Nancy, slated to make its world premiere this fall at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The previously announced produc…

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Kaitlyn Black stops by to chat about #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment and more with Ryan Lee Gilbert.

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Shoshana Bean, George Salazar & More Will Sing in ABC's Pride Special

A slew of Broadway favorites have been tapped to perform in a Pride special on June 30 (11am). Presented by ABC News Live, The Broadway League, and Disney Theatrical Productions, 'PRIDE on A…

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Andrzej Lukowski: Have London’s venues left middlebrow plays without a home? by Andrzej Lukowski

In 2007, Dominic Cooke said he intended to stage ‘middle-class dramas’ at London’s Royal Court – but where is that fare now?

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

The Hunt, Almeida Theatre review - tense Scandinoirland drama by Aleks.sierz

Striking stage version of Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm's 2012 film For a while, child abuse has been banished from our stages. After all, there is a limit, surely, to how much pain …

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VIDEO: Watch Olly Dobson Record 'Back in Time' from BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May, p…

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Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita, Ethan Slater, Noma Dumezweni and More Hit The Stage In LIP SYNCH ROULETTE: DRAG VS. BROADWAY

Stars of Broadway and Drag brought out their best wigs, costume changes, and high kicks to face off in TodayTix Presents 'Lip Sync Roulette: Drag vs. Broadway' last night at Slate NY in C…

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(Nancy Coleman’s article appeared in the New York Times, 6/21; via Pam Green.) Jeremy Wechsler was on his way to rehearsal one morning in March when his phone started, and then wouldn’t …

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Todrick Hall and Shoshana Bean Will Host Pride Karaoke at WAITRESS

Todrick Hall will visit the pie diner early! Following tomorrow night's performance, June 27, Hall will join Shoshana Bean onstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for the latest round of kara…

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Local 802 Reaches New Deal with the Broadway League

The Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM announced today a landmark three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Broadway League and Coordinated Bargaining Partners.

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Effective And Affordable Website User Testing by Drew McManus

Whether it’s your website, email marketing templates, or landing pages, user testing is a critical step toward the end of a digital redesign process. Implemented properly, the process shou…

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Jimmy, Oh Jimmy: The Night Broadway Goes to High School by American Theatre Editors

18-year-olds Ekele Ukegbu and Ethan Kelso took home top Jimmy Awards after an emotional and entertaining event.

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Review: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ at Adventure Theatre by Jennifer Georgia

To transmogrify Seuss, What a difficult task! Just how do they do it? And well might you ask! This master of mayhem Who leaps from the page, How could he possibly be Put on the stage? In dra…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber 5 shows running concurrently in London by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Andrew Lloyd Webber will have reason to celebrate as he once again breaks records on 27 June 2019 by having five of his musicals running concurrently in London! This post And…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Broadway Musicians Get Wage Increase, Benefits In Three-Year Deal With Producers by Greg Evans

The union for Broadway’s musicians announced a three-year bargaining agreement with producers today, a pact the union says features the largest wage increase in two decades. The agreement …

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Musicians’ union strikes new deal with the Broadway League by Caitlin Huston

Local 802, the union representing musicians playing on Broadway and elsewhere, announced a new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday that entitles Broadway musicians to wage increases an…

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LGBTQ Glossary by S. Nicole Lane

From allosexual to zaza and zir, terms you won't find in your Funk & Wagnalls Allosexual Used within the asexual community to mean someone who is not asexua…

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: [Un]leashed review – jangling textures and palpitating rhythms by Sanjoy Roy

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThree dances with differing tones and temperament, including Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces and Ruth Brill’s Peter and the Wolf, make for an ambiguous show As a titl…

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VIDEO: On This Day, June 26: Remembering Nora Ephron

Today we celebrate the life, work, and spirit of writer and director, Nora Ephron, who passed away on this day, June 26, 2012. She was 71.

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Alan Drury obituary by Stephen Wyatt

My friend Alan Drury, who has died aged 70, was a playwright responsible for some outstanding and distinctive work during the 1970s and 80s. His first big success came in 1975 with The Man H…

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Broadway Q&A: Tony Nominee Heidi Schreck of 'What The Constitution Means To Me' by Jeryl Brunner

The playwright and actress on her younger self: “I would tell her to keep resisting.”

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Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/26/19. by Mark G Auerbach

The Westfield News Group ArtsBeat 6/26/19. Summer theatre in full swing at Chester Theatre and Barrington Stage. A new executive director for Hartford Stage, and arts news for WMass and No.C…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘Rock of Ages’ Rock Star P.J. Griffith by Deb Miller

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary in a limited engagement at New World Stages, Rock of Ages has far surpassed its Pop fifteen minutes of fame. With a high-energy high-decibel score cover…

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End Pride Month with a bang by S. Nicole Lane

Your guide to some of the biggest LGBTQ events this weekend From Bronzeville to Boystown and beyond, here are some of the events closing out this anniversary P…

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Fringe Deaths by Broadway Select

The post Fringe Deaths appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Michael R. Jackson’s Musical Adaptation of Horror Film Teeth Among National Alliance Musical Theatre Festival Lineup by Ryan McPhee

See the lineup of titles slated to take the stage in the 31st annual festival this October.

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NYC Theatre Artists Plan #CloseTheCamps Play Reading and Event by American Theatre Editors

The play reading and fundraiser aims to bring awareness to conditions at migrant border facilities and advise attendees on how they can help.

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Casting Aspersions by Darryl Reilly

Passero’s expressive tenor voice, twinkling eyes, seasoned character actor presence which recalls that of Michael Tucker and jovial personality enables him to entertainingly chronicle his …

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Jessica Vosk, Sally Ann Triplett, Zachary Sayle, and More Will Lead BECOMING NANCY At Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta announced today casting for its upcoming world premiere BECOMING NANCY. Based on the best-selling British novel by Terry Ronald, this new musical is directed …

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2019 Ice Factory Festival Kicks Off With Outside of Eden June 26 by Olivia Clement

The Obie-winning summer festival returns to the New Ohio Theatre, with a slate of shows directed entirely by women.

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Check Out Europe at London's Donmar Warehouse by Nathan Skethway

The David Greig play marks the inaugural production by Donmar's new artistic director, Michael Longhurst.

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See The Ensemblist's Tribute to the Female Ensemble of Pretty Woman by Marc J. Franklin

The popular platform celebrated the women of the Broadway musical with a glam photoshoot with photographer Kai Ravelson.

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Thinking About Music As Not Just The Notes But The Cultural History In The Performance by Artsjournal

Jeremy Dutcher incorporates in his live and recorded music an unusual and affecting act of legacy, playing transcribed wax recordings from 1911 by an early anthropologist of a tribal elder s…

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The Hottest Attraction At England’s Biggest Rock Festival Is Not A Band by Artsjournal1

It’s a 140-ton, 100-foot crane that used to lift freight at the docks in Bristol. Now — decked out with multiple speakers that shoot flames into the air, all powered by a generator that …

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Opponents Of LACMA’s Design For A New Campus Start To Organize by Artsjournal

The group is primarily concerned about the latest design’s 10% reduction in size and museum director Michael Govan’s plan to disburse objects from the permanent collection to future s…

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NRA Shuts Down Production Of NRA TV, Amid Financial, Political Crisis by Artsjournal

The development is the latest in what has been a tumultuous year for the N.R.A. It has struggled to right its finances; faced investigations in Congress and by Letitia James, the New York a…

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What Makes A Successful Theatre Artistic Director? Voices, Courage… by Artsjournal

Joseph Haj: “When I see artistic directors who have a five-show season directing three of the shows, I think: nobody’s that interesting, nobody. I don’t care how beautiful and thrillin…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Laura Osnes Joins A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS

Joining the all-star line-up for the 39th annual edition of PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, the country's longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition, are Broadway star and two-time Tony Awar…

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Watch Ian McKellen Play Mind Games With Helen Mirren and Russell Tovey in The Good Liar by Dan Meyer

The film’s trailer was released ahead of its November 15 release.

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Bid to Win the Chance to Meet Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Set of IN THE HEIGHTS

Meet Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)-the creator of the award-winning musical In the Heights and a producer on the upcoming film version-on the set of the film, shooting June 2019 in Washin…

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Photo Flash: Get a First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At The Cape Playhouse

It's time to head down to Skid Row because we've got a first look at the Cape Playhouse's new production of Little Shop of Horrors starring Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Lauren Zakrin! Check out …

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Magic Time!: The Mind-Blowing Stagecraft in ‘Twisted Melodies’ at Mosaic Theater by John Stoltenberg

Twisted Melodies is a spectacular finish to Mosaic’s fourth season. Written by and starring Kelvin Roston, Jr., the show sweeps us into Donny Hathaway’s world of magnificent music-making…

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Zachary Sayle, Jessica Vosk, More to Star in World Premiere of Becoming Nancy Musical by Andrew Gans

Jerry Mitchell will direct and choreograph the production at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.

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Dance Review: “Dances by Isadora” — Freedom to Move by Mary Paula Hunter

A passion for authenticity characterized this mesmerizing program from beginning to end. The post Dance Review: “Dances by Isadora” — Freedom to Move appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Breakdancing Is About To Become An Olympic Sport by Artsjournal1

“Breakdancing moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris. Called breaking in Olympic circles, its medal debut was last…

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Webster Vs. Worcester: America’s Dictionary Wars by Artsjournal1

As the desire for an authoritative dictionary of American English developed in the first half of the 19th century, there was a serious battle between the partisans of Noah Webster — who wa…

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When A Philosopher Is Forced Not To Think by Artsjournal

Being a philosopher on brain rest is like being a point guard on hand rest. The major asset for your profession is suddenly not working reliably. – The New York Times

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This Museum Wants To Repatriate Its Benin Bronze. That’s More Complicated Than They’d Expected by Artsjournal1

A Q&A with two curators at the museum at the Rhode Island School of Design about the issues of provenance, law, and diplomacy around the future return of the museum’s 18th-century scul…

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Amazon Responds To NYT Story That Says It’s Lax On Policing Fake Books by Artsjournal

Amazon remains defiant that it is doing more than enough to combat the issue. In its blog post, the company claimed that in 2018 alone it “invested over $400 million in personnel and tools…

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Frozen Star Caissie Levy Will Play Summer Concert Dates in Indiana by Adam Hetrick

Known for her roles in Wicked and Hair, Levy also originated the role of Elsa in Disney’s stage adaptation of the 2013 blockbuster movie.

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Shoshana Bean, George Salazar, and More to Perform 'Seasons of Love' on ABC's Pride Special by Olivia Clement

The one-hour special will feature a live performance from Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre.

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The Great Gatsby Guide to New York City by Mark Robinson

Relive the roaring ‘20s this summer at these NYC sites and events

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Second City’s latest sketch comedy show takes on Trump, tourists and trolls by Nelson Pressley

The Chicago-based improv troupe steers to the middle for laughs at the Kennedy Center.

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These Are My Memories: ‘A Strange Loop’ by Matthew Wexler

Michael R. Jackson's new musical, "A Strange Loop," follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — not least of which, the punishing thoughts in his own head. The post These Are My …

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Film Review: “Echo in the Canyon” — LA’s Land of the Giants by Gerald Peary

Echo in the Canyon is a sublimely moving documentary celebration of a nonpareil moment when, a half century ago, the Southern California scene boasted giants of music. The post Film Review: …

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BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! Off-Center's WORKING!

First up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Working: A Musical, based on the best-selling Studs Terkel book of the same name. Working: A Musical evokes the unsung nobility of American work…

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Film Review: Report from the 2019 Provincetown Film Festival, Part Two by Tim Jackson

Finding independent films that may or may not receive wider distribution, as well as talking to filmmakers anxious to answer questions about their work, are great reasons to travel to the P…

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Who Do Tony Award–Winning Directors Like Rachel Chavkin, Casey Nicholaw, and More Depend Upon Most? by Barry Singer

Seven people at the helm of current Broadway shows share why their associate directors are indispensable.

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Shoshana Bean and Todrick Hall to Host Pride Edition of Waitress Cast Album Karaoke by Ryan McPhee

The post-show series offers fans the chance to sing songs from Sara Bareilles’ Tony-nominated score on a Broadway stage.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Unleashed review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘radiantly danced’ by Anna Winter

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Unleashed is a gripping mixed bill of works by established and emerging female choreographers. Like English National Ballet’s recent

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‘Brilliantly told & unbelievably gripping’: MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO & JULIET – Touring ★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

I realised very quickly to believe in the critics that have described Matthew Bourne as a wonderful storyteller. Through physical movement, relationships between characters, facial expressio…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

Six Questions with Fred Aiese

NiteLife Exchange (NLE) celebrates Fred Aiese (FA) with Six Questions: NiteLife Exchange: When did you realize you had the gift of singing and what were your early influences? Fred Aiese: …

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Meet the man who brings the drama (and acrobats) to Glastonbury by Adam Bloodworth

Haggis McLeod has been programming Glastonbury’s non-music performance for three decades and is one of the few to work directly with festival

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Look Inside the 2019 New York Musical Festival's Preview by Nathan Skethway

The annual showcase of new works from around the globe will kick off July 8, with performances in various locations around New York City.

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Grease in Concert see the film with a live orchestra by Editorial Staff

By Editorial Staff Grease in concert offers fans the chance to relive the classic film musical starring Olivia Newton John and John Travolta with a live orchestra at venues across the UK. Fo…

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Hear New Version of “Back in Time” From the Upcoming Back to the Future Musical by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation of the ’80s comedy will play the U.K. in 2020.

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Josef Swickard: From Cologne to Keystone by Trav S.D.

Josef Swickard (Peter Josef Schwickerath, 1866-1940) seems like a really unlikely guy to have wound up in in a lot of silent slapstick comedies. Just look at him! The aristocratic looking Co…

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On the Epic Ernest Torrence by Trav S.D.

You can tell that someone is a silent comedy geek — as opposed to just a silent movie geek — if they know Ernest Torrence (1878-1933) primarily as Buster Keaton’s rough, tough riverb…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 1053: Matthew Amendt by Adam Szymkowicz

Matthew AmendtHometown: Indiana, PA. Current Town: Brooklyn, NYQ:  What are you working on now?A:  A new play called THE COMEDIAN'S TRAGEDY running at the Access Theater until July 6th, a…

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Cast Set for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Production of Grand Hotel by Andrew Gans

Performances begin July 10 under the direction of Brett Smock.

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Fountain Theatre, East West Players will make magic in ‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ by Fountaintheatre

Creation myths and family histories meld in a wildly theatrical, startling new comedy that explores what it means to walk the edge between cultures. The Fountain Theatre, in association wi…

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From London: Sweat with Martha Plimpton, and the Long-Running Woman in Black by Steven Suskin

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winner thrives in this Donmar Warehouse production, while Stephen Mallatratt's 1989 thriller runs on and on The post From London: Sweat with Martha Plimpton, and the …

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‘Sort of treat which gives musical theatre a good name’: AMELIE THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★ by Thom Dibdin

Amelie is a slick, clever and hugely appealing production which reveals the heart of the original in a way which the initial Broadway production did not, if the clips of the latter are to be…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Win Tickets to See Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon in Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune by Dan Meyer

Here’s how to win a pair of tickets to see these acting powerhouses on stage in New York City—plus a free steakhouse dinner.

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Now Even Britain’s House Of Lords Thinks West End Tickets Are Too Expensive by Artsjournal1

“Liberal Democrat peer Patrick Boyle started the debate, in which he asked the government what ‘assessment they have made of the operation of the theatre market in London’ and what ste…

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Auction Of Caravaggio Discovered In Attic Called Off by Artsjournal1

“Judith and Holofernes, which was found under an old mattress in the attic of a house in the French city of Toulouse, was snapped up by a foreign buyer, the auction house selling it said o…

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Anna Burns’s ‘Milkman’ Gets Another Major Award, The Orwell Prize by Artsjournal1

The novel, which has already won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has received the first-ever Orwell Prize for political fiction. The more-established Orwell …

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Some Good News From Nôtre-Dame: Near-Exact Replica Of Clock Destroyed In Fire Found by Artsjournal1

“With original drawings lost and no digital records, photographs of the historic clock were the only clue experts had about how they might rebuild it. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste …

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Joyce Pensato, 78, Artist Who Gave Cartoon Characters De Kooning-Like Intensity by Artsjournal1

Robert Smith: “She subverted both sides of the high-low equation, ridiculing and exaggerating Abstract Expressionist technique while imbuing popular culture characters with raw, uncontroll…

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Cinema Is Not An Oxymoron. It’s A Real Genre by Artsjournal1

“Haredim – a Hebrew word meaning ‘those who tremble at the word of God’ that encompasses a multiplicity of ultra-Orthodox Jewish sects – tend to isolate themselves from secular soc…

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Baltimore Symphony Nearly Doubled Its Debt In Less Than Two Years by Artsjournal1

“The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra owed its vendors $2.1 million as of late April … That’s almost an 81% increase over the $1.2 million the orchestra owed to merchants as of Sept. 25, 2…

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Bass Spiro Malas Dead At 86 by Artsjournal1

“A stalwart at New York City Opera and the Metropolitan Opera, [he] was celebrated for his acting ability. His voice was modestly scaled, but he used it cannily, always finding ways for vo…

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In Times Like These, Are Jewish Jokes Still Funny? Let’s Ask The Comics Who Tell Them by Artsjournal1

“As anti-Semitic rhetoric and hate crimes resurge, is it still funny for us to be our own punching bags? Is it safe? In joking about money, neuroses, and the demasculinized Jewish man, are…

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Beta Blockers (And How I Became Utterly Hooked On Them) by Artsjournal1

Shannon Paulus discovered them in college and found them a sort of miracle cure for pre-performance anxiety, just as so many performers have. Then she learned the hard way about the dangers …

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Marvel Comics Moves Into Theatre With Series Of Plays For High Schools by Artsjournal1

“As if dominating movie theaters weren’t enough, Marvel is about to move into high school theater as well. The publisher has announced a partnership with theatrical publisher Samuel Fren…

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When Norman Mailer Covered The Moon Landing (It Wasn’t Pretty) by Artsjournal

“Mailer on the moonshot: loads of words, loads of money. A big deal for Life magazine. And for Mailer? Grim opportunism. Out of tune, bardically bereft, plucking (as it were) flaccid str…

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Mean Girls' Krystina Alabado and More to Sing Avril Lavigne at Feinstein's/54 Below by Ryan McPhee

A host of stage alums will celebrate the punk-pop star in July.

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Loretta Devine Cast in Recurring Role on Starz' P-VALLEY

Loretta Devine has been cast in a recurring role in P-Valley, the upcoming Starz adaptation of Katori Hall's play, Pussy Valley, according to Deadline.

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Incoming Festival: ‘Supporting emerging theatre is about putting your money where your mouth is’ by Ava Wong Davies

Incoming Festival was started by two critics Eleanor Turney and Jake Orr. They tell Ava Wong Davies about supporting mid-career artists, engaging

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Never Look Away is a drama-packed portrait of the artist Gerhard Richter

Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck embellishes truth to create a giddy film

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Best Part of All-Star Mueller “Investigation” Play: Watching Kevin Kline Loving John Lithgow’s Performance as Sincerely Befuddled Trump by Roger Friedman

One thing the 17 actors on stage at Riverside Church couldn’t see last night as they performed Robert Schenkkan’s “The Investigation”: the

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Watch 18 A List Actors — Including John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline– Perform “The Investigation” Taken from the Mueller Report by Roger Friedman

I attended this extraordinary performance last night at the magnificent Riverside Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Annette Bening is the host.

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Broadway Summer Turns Nasty as “The Cher Show,” “King Kong,” “The Prom” Join Several Other Big Ticket Shows Unable to Make It by Roger Friedman

Summer can be cruel on Broadway — especially if there are no Tony Awards in mid June for shows that are suffering

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Peter Strickland’s In Fabric is almost completely batty

The director’s new film tells the story of a killer dress

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Yesterday — Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis dream up an improbable fantasy

The absence of The Beatles is the premise of this mixed movie

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Kennedy Center Employee Files Lawsuit For $1 Million Over Signed HAMILTON Poster

According to The Hill, an employee sued the Kennedy Center for $1 million over a signed Hamilton poster.

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How Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon Got Intimate by Laura Collins-Hughes

To make the actors comfortable, the director of “Frankie and Johnny” brought in an expert in staging sex scenes — Broadway’s first, and certainly not its last.

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Apollo 11 — docu-buster marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

Todd Douglas Miller’s film features restored footage and a thrilling score

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Encores! Off-Center Season Starts With Working June 26 by Dan Meyer

Helen Hunt, Christopher Jackson, and Javier Muñoz star in the 1978 musical based on Studs Terkel's book of interviews with American workers.

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Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt to Make World Premiere in London's West End by Andy Lefkowitz

Acclaimed dramatist Tom Stoppard will debut his latest work in London next year. Titled Leopoldstadt, the world premiere play will begin previews on January 25, 2020 and open on February 12 …

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Casting Announced for Immersive Mamma Mia! Dance Party in London by Andy Lefkowitz

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sing out with a super fun group of stars. Casting is here for Mamma Mia! The Party, the new site-specific experience set to debut in London this su…

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NEWS: Meet the new Sherlock Holmes & Dr Watson, returning to Baker Street for The Invisible Thing by Featured Content

Elementary? The cast who will solve the cast of Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing has been revealed! We can't wait to see this brilliant restaging that will bring London's most famous …

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Text of the Day: Strange Fruit by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Tunbridge Wells council puts £90m theatre complex on ice after objections by Georgia Snow

A £90 million council scheme for a new theatre and office complex in Tunbridge Wells has been put on hold after facing

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Review:  The Second City’s ‘America; It’s Complicated!’ at the Kennedy Center by Ravelle Brickman

There’s not much to laugh at in politics today. Nor is it easy to make fun of diversity, gender, Putin, or Pepsi.  But that doesn’t prevent the team of talented comedians at Second City…

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Ain’t Too Proud Star Derrick Baskin’s 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

The 2019 Tony nominee recalls performances by Norm Lewis, Chuck Cooper, Victoria Clark, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more.

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Making Theatre in D.C. in the Age of Trump by Olivia Clement

A conversation with Maria Manuela Goyanes of Woolly Mammoth and Studio Theatre's David Muse about what makes theatre political.

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"Never Give Up On Your Hopes And Your Dreams" by Mo Brady

by Christopher Faison Christopher Faison (right) and Laura Benanti in My Fair Lady (Photo by Eric Liebowitz/NBC) …

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Derby and Bradford theatres to pilot scheme to develop new work and boost local talent by Matthew Hemley

Derby Theatre and Bradford’s Theatre in the Mill have been selected to pilot a £3 million scheme that aims to developing local

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Five Burning Questions with The Ferryman Star Holley Fain

Holley Fain talks all things Caitlin Carney in the Tony-winning play The Ferryman.

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Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet Will Play Australia by Olivia Clement

The acclaimed chamber musical will debut in Melbourne in a production from Antipodes Theatre Company.

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5 Debut Questions: Frozen's Cajai Fellows Johnson by Mo Brady

This week, we welcome Frozen ensemblist Cajai Fellows Johnson to the Main Stem and learn about her journey to making her Broadway debut. …

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Mamma Mia! The Party London cast announced. by Editorial Staff

By Editorial Staff Mamma Mia! The Party London have announced the full cast for the upcoming immersive theatrical and dining experience opening at the O2. This post Mamma Mia! The Party Lond…

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A Look Inside The Investigation With Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and More by Marc J. Franklin

Robert Schenkkan’s dramatic interpretation of the Mueller report was presented by Law Works June 24.

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Cast Set for Mamma Mia! The Party at London’s O2 by Andrew Gans

The immersive production will begin in August.

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Kings Theatre in Portsmouth announces £4 million renovation proposals by Giverny Masso

Portsmouth’s Kings Theatre has announced proposals for a £4 million renovation. The project would see three neighbouring shop units demolished to make

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Watch The Cher Show Celebrate Pride at Playbill’s Sing for Hope Piano by Dan Meyer

Cast members from the show sang “All I Ever Need Is You” and “The Way of Love.”

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Hänsel und Gretel comes to a rousing climax at Grange Park Opera, West Horsley

The singing is the chief pleasure in this production from the Surrey opera house

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‘The Cher Show’ announces closing date, national tour by Rob Bailey-Millado

She worked her G-stringed butt off to make it a success, but in the end, “The Cher Show” just wasn’t strong enough to make it. Despite non-stop promo appearances on “The Tonight Show…

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Taylor Mac and Mac Wellman Will Debut New Works at The Flea

Taylor Mac's Broadway debut play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, recently closed, but according to The New York Times, a new work of Mac's is debuting soon.

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Bette Midler to Perform at New York Pride

Bette Midler is set to perform at New York's Pride Main Event on Saturday June 29 at the Javits Center, according to Variety. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, she'll …

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Alice Ripley Returns to The Green Room 42 on July 20

Alice Ripley returns to The Green Room 42 on July 20th with her solo performance, Ripley Prescription for Love and Recovery. The Tony winning actress will be joined by music director Brad Si…

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A Short Amount of Time With David Cale by American Theatre Editors

The monologuist is telling his most personal story ever at the Public Theatre, and he finds that music helps the medicine go down.

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Love London Love Culture’s Broadway Picks by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon picks out some of the shows on Broadway she wants most to see…

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Diary: Boris Johnson domestic row – we have all the answers (apparently) by Tabard

The Stage has unwittingly found itself at the centre of a media storm over the Boris Johnson domestic disturbance. Tabard should explain.

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Read Reviews of Old Vic’s Present Laughter, Starring Fleabag's Andrew Scott by Dan Meyer

The revival of Noël Coward’s comedy also stars Game of Thrones’ Indira Varma.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Sympathy for the Incel? by Catherine M. Young

By Catherine M. Young. Catherine M.

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Hamlet review at St Paul’s Church, London – ‘conceptual excess’ by Julia Rank

To celebrate a decade of presenting Shakespeare at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, Daniel Winder’s Iris Theatre is staging Hamlet. The

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New Tom Stoppard Play Leopoldstadt Will Make World Premiere in 2020 by Andrew Gans

The production will begin performances at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in January 2020.

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Andrew Scott, brilliance and dark mischief in Present Laughter at the Old Vic

Superb performances and comic timing in Noël Coward’s bittersweet takedown of fame

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Bette Midler Will Perform at New York Pride Event at the Javits Center by Andrew Gans

The Tony winner will be accompanied by Tony-winning composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman.

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‘King Kong’, ‘The Cher Show’ Announce Closing Notices As Broadway Continues Post-Tony Culling by Greg Evans

Two of Broadway’s more imposing figures are calling it quits: King Kong and The Cher Show have posted closing notices, the latest exits in the annual post-Tony culling. Each production wil…

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Inside the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Rock of Ages by Nathan Skethway

The musical, now beginning its return engagement Off-Broadway at New World Stages, welcomed celebrities, friends, and cast members old and new to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary.

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by Susan Grace

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‘Anthony Horowitz is a wonderfully generous & talented man’: Feargus Woods Dunlop & Heather Westwell on adapting The Falcon’s Malteser by Featured Content

Husband and wife Feargus Woods Dunlop and Heather Westwell co-founded New Old Friends and have discovered a knack - and award-winning success - bringing detective stories to family audiences…

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Watch the New Stars of Broadway's Frozen Perform "Love Is an Open Door", "In Summer", and "Kristoff Lullaby"

Frozen's new trio of stars, Ryannnn Redmond, Joe Caroll, & Noah Ricketts, perform their musical numbers from the Disney hit.

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Conversations. A deeply personal Fringe show about a daughter’s love for her father by Guest Writer

Age 19. I was getting off the plane from Kenyon College to be home for Thanksgiving Break. My dad had colon cancer, but I didn’t think it was serious. My mom picked me up, and before I cou…

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All for the Union: three women ran a pro-Union newspaper in the heart of the Confederacy by Guest Writer

Spent many years waiting for the right play of mine to head to the Fringe again. Loved the experience in 2010 and plan to love it all over again with this show. But it’s a very different s…

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Present Laughter review – Andrew Scott dazzles in Coward's enduring classic comedy by Michael Billington

Old Vic, London Scott is richly funny as a peacocking Peter Pan whose theatrical bohemia is threatened by outsiders Andrew Scott gives a virtuosic performance in Noël Coward’s imperishabl…

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Dance Top 5: July 2019 by Sharon Hoyer

We greet summer with daily outdoor dance events...and a few in the comfort of AC.

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Margaret Thatcher wields the axe with £1m cuts to the arts – 40 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

June 28, 1979: Following Margaret Thatcher’s election as prime minister, the new Conservative government passed its first spending review, resulting in a

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Shows to see to celebrate Pride Month by Sophie Garrod

June is widely celebrated throughout the UK as being the month to celebrate Pride. The month is used to embrace a culture that was once suppressed, and what better way to do this than to wat…

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ATG boss Mark Cornell needs to look at his own theatres – your views, June 27 by The Stage

It’s taken Mark Cornell three years to realise: “Theatres need to look to cinemas to improve audience comfort”, arguing theatregoers are enduring

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Pick up an actor in your car and drive off into the story — it’s theatre for the age of Uber by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Fu-GEN Theatre Company’s wildly ambitious show Fearless lets drivers around Markham pick up actors and experience theatre in their own vehicles.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Birmingham Royal Ballet, (Un)leashed, Sadler's Wells, review: Laura Day is a pugnacious female Peter in urban take on Peter and the Wolf by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

A new triple bill of works by female choreographers, including Ruth Brill's contemporary take on Sergei Prokofiev's classic

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VIDEO: Hong Kong Protesters Sing 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' From LES MISERABLES; Lyricist Herbert Kretzmer Comments

Last weekend, protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets to fight for freedom from the power of China. Their anthem is one Broadway fans know well, 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' from Les M…

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“Art Changes Lives. It Saved Mine.” by Mo Brady

by Jelani Remy Jelani Remy I owe so much to the theater. From …

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New Tom Stoppard play to open in the West End by Robin Johnson

It's been revealed that Tom's latest and most epic play, Leopoldstadt, will make its world premiere in the West End next Spring. The post New Tom Stoppard play to open in the West End appea…

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‘A fine production of a play that still feels vital’: STRANGE FRUIT – Bush Theatre by Laura Kressly

Strange Fruit is a complex, dense play that is beautifully played by a talented ensemble and thoughtfully directed by Nancy Medina.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Two Houston Ballet Dancers To Lead Estonia’s National Ballet by Artsjournal1

First soloist Linnar Looris, a native son, has been named artistic director; Jared Matthews, who was a longtime soloist at ABT before coming to Houston as a principal dancer, will be assista…

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Michael Tilson Thomas’s Heart Surgery A ‘Complete Success’ by Artsjournal1

“The unspecified procedure [at the Cleveland Clinic] was, according to MTT’s statement in his announcement of taking medical leave, ‘in continuation of treatment for a heart condition …

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LOGOS: Moulin Rouge! by JK

It's a new season, and it looks like things are going to start with a scorching summer on Broadway. And I don't just mean the city heat. We saw this season's first musical last summer in Bos…

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FireWALL Dance Theater plays mind, video games in 'Error' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Don’t expect a piece that deals with depression to be, well, depressing, thanks to animation and a funky, gamer-inspired soundscape.

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‘A lot of the material in the play comes from my own experience’: Tony Leliw on how hosting foreign students inspired his new comedy Sushi Girls by Featured Content

The classic advice for writers is to 'write what you know'. That's exactly what journalist and playwright Tony Leliw has done in creating his new comedy Sushi Girls. Find out how playing ho…

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‘I guess having two plays on the same West End street was lots of fun’: 10 questions for 10 years – James Graham by Ian Foster

Playwright James Graham may have had two plays in the West End at the same time but can he handle ten questions from me?!

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Careers Clinic: How do I prep a ‘topical’ show in advance? by John Byrne

A friend and I started a sketch group last year, which has now grown to five people and started to build a

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Dear West End Producer: ‘Should I do ‘big’ monologues for auditions (Lady Macbeth, Fleabag, Victoria Wood) or obscure ones?’ by @westendproducer

Is it a good idea to do “big” monologues for auditions (e.g. Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, Fleabag, anything Victoria Wood), or better to

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Something Clean looks at the aftermath of a rape trial from an unexpected angle by Kerry Reid

Selina Fillinger's drama gets in some good shots in at quick-fix concepts of closure, healing, and even justice. The 2016 Brock Turner rape trial, which ended wi…

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Ada and the Engine is more mechanical tool than finely calibrated dramatic device by Justin Hayford

The gears keep spinning, but we never get anywhere. I suppose it would be difficult not to make a mechanical engine the central metaphor of any play about Ada By…

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Urban Theater Company re-creates the house music scene from Back in the Day by Marissa De La Cerda

But the dance sequences undermine the attempts to address serious issues. The house music scene that dominated Chicago in the 80s comes alive again at the Chopin…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch, up close and personal at Theo Ubique by Catey Sullivan

In the title role, Will Lidke is a nova of charisma. It hasn't always been blindingly obvious that Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a riff on Plato's "Symposium." Bu…

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‘The underlying message is a sermon of love & respect’: Darragh Cowley on playing the golden boy in Bare: A Pop Opera

In the first of our two-part interview, Bare: A Pop Opera star Darragh Cowley discusses playing ‘the golden boy’ and why 2019 is the right time to revive Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartm…

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At Theater on the Lake, a free Prologue to a free season by Deanna Isaacs

Theater on the Lake kicks off its season with a free three-day seminar for the Chicago theater community. As this cold, wet June wore on and no schedule had been…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Council plans to demolish Kenneth More Theatre and build 900-seat venue by Giverny Masso

Plans have been announced to demolish a 358-seat theatre in Ilford and replace it with a 900-seat performing arts venue. The venue

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Acknowledging the Elephant on the Stage: Can theatre ever just be theatre? by Aidan Bracebridge

Can we watch and create theatre without any political intention? Is apoliticism an insidious tool? After watching two very different shows, Aidan Bracebridge is left wondering. A few months …

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BEHIND THE SCENES: How to perfect the perfect pistol whip in Lunatic 19s rehearsals by Featured Content

It's not every day that you're taught to deliver a knockout blow with the butt of a gun, or, at least, appear to convincingly do so, but that's what's been happening in rehearsals for the wo…

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Opinion: How Cora Cahan transformed 42nd Street by Jeremy Gerard

An oversized, disembodied gold hand greets me as I enter Cora Cahan’s office. Its fingers, which dangle over Madame Tussauds across the street, appear to be stirring something — possibl…

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WATCH: Check out the trailer for the transfer of hit production Queen of the Mist

Have you forgotten why everyone fell in love with Queen of the Mist when it ran at the Jack Studio? Well, no, probably not. How could you forget?! But just in case check out the trailer for …

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Laura Wade’s The Watsons transfers to London by Matthew Hemley

Laura Wade’s The Watsons is to transfer to the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. The play, adapted from the unfinished novel by

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream review at Arundel and Ladbroke Gardens – ‘breezy open-air Shakespeare’ by Dave Fargnoli

Now in its fourth year, outdoor touring company Shakespeare in the Squares is taking a breezy, easy-going Dream on a circuit of

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Present Laughter, Old Vic review - Andrew Scott continues his rise and rise by Matt Wolf

The Irish star is sublimely funny - and moving, too - in Noël Coward classic "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" can be heard pulsating through the Old Vic auditorium as the curtain rises o…

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Actor Paula Wilcox: ‘Never be afraid to ask intelligent questions’ by John Byrne

I was coming up for A levels and applying to university and drama schools and writing to loads of reps to get

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The Green Room: Do you suffer from impostor syndrome? by Jon Dryden Taylor

Meet our panel: We have given our panellists pen-names and used stock images but their biographies reflect their real career details…​​​​​​​​​​ Gary

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Guildhall’s Martin Connor: ‘Every theatre professional needs to maintain a sense of humour’ by John Byrne

How did you start off in theatre? I was an actor for several years and, after a long West End run, I

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Tom Stoppard to premiere new play Leopoldstadt at West End’s Wyndham’s in 2020 by Georgia Snow

Tom Stoppard has announced he will premiere a new play in the West End next year, directed by Patrick Marber. Leopoldstadt, which

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Deep Engagement by Artsjournal1

As a result of the centrality of government funding for the arts in South America, the emphasis in much of the work in the arts there appears to be on developing connections with communities…

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Propwatch: the telephone in ‘Present Laughter’ by Artsjournal1

Did you see that video of two teenagers baffled by a dial phone? Nothing is guaranteed to make you feel jurassic like watching the routine technology of your childhood appear irrefutably for…

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Leopoldstadt – A new play by Tom Stoppard to open in 2020 by Editorial Staff

By Editorial Staff Leopoldstadt, a new play by Tom Stoppard directed by Patrick Marber is to be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions at the Wyndham's Theatre in February 2020. This post Le…

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Wake Up With BWW 6/26: THE PROM Film Casting, and More!

Today's top stories: The Prom film casting, and more!

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Post-show Q&A: Join Faves founder Terri on 3 Aug for the European premiere of The View Upstairs

Were you blown away by THE VIEW UPSTAIRS' performance - and John Partridge's flares! - at West End Live this past weekend? Don't miss the opportunity to hear directly from the stellar cast o…

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NEWS: Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt receives its world premiere at Wyndham’s, directed by Patrick Marber by Press Releases

Sonia Friedman Productions has announces the world premiere of Leopoldstadt, a new play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Marber.

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Obituary: James Supervia – ‘charismatic dancer, choreographer and actor’ by Michael Quinn

In a diverse career, the charismatic dancer, choreographer and actor James Supervia danced for Frederick Ashton and Rudolf Nureyev, appeared in pantomime,

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Editor’s View: It’s time for drama schools to ditch audition fees by Alistair Smith

David Morrissey speaks obvious sense when he expresses concerns about the increasing difficulty of breaking into the acting profession for people from

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Conference Call: Michael Garin & Mardie Millit: "Michael & Mardie...And Other Delights" at Urban Stages by Adam Rothenberg

After reading Michael Garin & Mardie Millit’s bio on their website, I couldn’t resist accepting the opportunity to interview them! Their bio is one of the more fun bios I have read: …

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)

A New Home For Soulful Symphony at Merriweather Post Pavilion by News Desk

Top-rated Columbia amphitheater Merriweather Post Pavilion has forged a new partnership with Maryland’s Soulful Symphony, a visionary orchestra that celebrates, elevates, and reimagines Am…

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Actor David Morrissey: ‘I have to choose roles that challenge me – really frighten me’ by Tim Bano

In his four-decade stage and screen career, David Morrissey has played everyone from Mark Antony and Gordon Brown to a hangman and

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Jewish district inspires Tom Stoppard in 'personal' new play by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Playwright will return to West End with Leopoldstadt, based in old Jewish quarter of Vienna Tom Stoppard, whose four Jewish grandparents and much of his family from his parents’ generatio…

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David Benedict: When it comes to musicals, the place is the thing by David Benedict

Over an eye-widening 32 seasons, Kirstie and Phil have consistently reminded us of the importance of location, location, location. What they have

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture by Arts Review

Celebrating Brisbane’s wonderfully diverse queer communities, Brisbane Powerhouse presents this June / July, the fifth MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture with a program of spectacula…

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Report: Classical Music’s Future As A Streaming Service by Artsjournal

This vicious circle of song optimization / playlist optimization may be the path of least resistance but it can ultimately lead to an unsatisfying overall music experience. Classical music p…

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You Can’t Think Your Way To Being Creative. Here’s What To Do Instead by Artsjournal

Some of the earliest scientific studies of creativity focused on personality. And some evidence suggests that innovation comes easier to people with certain personality types. A 1998 review …

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Prague Has Embraced Kafka As A Hometown Industry by Artsjournal

Apart from his tombstone and the old stone buildings, every Kafka attraction I visited was built in the 21st century. Czechoslovakia’s uneasy leaders had tried to scrub Kafka from Prague…

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The Art Market Is Expensive. So Museums Are Improvising by Artsjournal

For museums determined to build collections of today’s contemporary art—which is also getting pricey, as works by women and artists of color steadily gain in value—“it’s a waiting …

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

ITV Orders Honor-Killing Drama Starring Keeley Hawes by Blouin Artinfo

ITV has commissioned two part drama, “Honour,” starring Keeley Hawes as the real-life detective who brought five killers to justice in the true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner …

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Thespians Bring It by Christa Skiles

Recapping the 2019 ITF’s Tuesday The post Thespians Bring It appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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On the Couch with Nancye Hayes AM by Arts Review

Who is Nancye Hayes? Nancye Hayes is an actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, and director who has enjoyed a fortunate career that spans well over five decades. What would you do different…

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Paula Rego: the subversive power of paint

A magnificent show of works by the artist in Milton Keynes packs a real punch

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Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Halley Feiffer's re-imagining of Chekhov’s Three Sisters debuts in New York in a production from MCC and Williamstown Theater Festival.

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Soulpepper’s Rose grabs four Dora Awards by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Canadian Opera Company also scores with Eugene Onegin, the big winner in the opera category, as awards honouring Toronto’s theatre community got handed out Tuesday.

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IMPRESSIONS: Hadar Ahuvia’s “The Dances are For Us” at Danspace Project by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Hadar Ahuvia’s “The Dances are For Us” at Danspace Project, "While their pedestrian clothes mark individuality, Jewish ancestry becomes the connective tissue of experi…

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Using 21st-Century Technology to Tell a 12th-Century Story - Grace McLean on her unconventional new musical about Hildegard von Bingen

Grace McLean on her unconventional new musical about the groundbreaking Hildegard von Bingen---Writer-performer Grace McLean has made a career out of appearing in period pieces. In Natasha, …

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