Friday, October 26, 2018

Perspective: Why political pundits give drama critics a bad name - Los Angeles Times by Charles McNulty

Political pundits have long been giving drama critics a bad name. Inevitably, in the run-up to an election, some op-ed columnist will make a crack comparing recent political coverage to thea…

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

What Did Broadway Critics Think of Jez Butterworth’s London Hit The Ferryman? by Adam Hetrick

The latest play from the celebrated writer of Jerusalem opens on Broadway following a sold-out London run where it won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Not Just for Grown-Ups: The Broadway Audience Is Getting Younger by Michael Paulson

The average age of the Broadway theatergoer last season was 40.6 — the lowest since 2000, the Broadway League says, and 15 percent of theatergoers were under 18.

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The Week in Arts: ‘Wildlife,’ Terence McNally, American Ballet Theater by The New York Times

With barely contained fury, Carey Mulligan stars as a Montana housewife in Paul Dano’s directorial debut.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

How This Trio Joined Forces To Help Broadway's Best Become Social Media Superstars by Jeryl Brunner

Frank Spadafora, Ryan Ratelle and Sam Ratelle joined forces to create The Cast, the first dedicated digital talent agency which represents leading Broadway talent.

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Nick taps Susan Vargo as new VP of live entertainment by Jane Hobson

The kidcaster has hired Susan Vargo to lead creative development and production for its live stage shows, resorts and attractions.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tituss Burgess is bringing another Whitney Houston movie to the stage by Michael Riedel

Tituss Burgess, enjoying small-screen fame as the struggling actor of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is also the driving creative force behind “The Preacher’s Wife,” a ne…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Broadway: “Funny Girl,” Barbra Streisand’s Famed Musical, Will Be Revived, With Rosie O’Donnell, Without Lady Gaga by Roger Friedman

It’s exciting news for Broadway, but not for Lady Gaga fans. The star of “A Star is Born” will not be playing Categories: Featured Theater(Read more...)

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Roseland Site High-Rise Allegedly Damaged Broadway Theater by Marc Hershberg

According to a lawsuit filed in New York state court, some blunders while building the chic ARO apartment complex on the former site of the Roseland Ballroom resulted in significant water an…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

The secret behind Mandy Patinkin’s stylish beard game by Barbara Hoffman

Before he became Saul on TV’s “Homeland” — even before his Inigo Montoya pledged vengeance in “The Princess Bride” — Mandy Patinkin was a creature of the theater. With a tenor …

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

BREAKING: BE MORE CHILL to Play The Lyceum Theatre on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has learned that the sold-out hit Off-Broadway musical BE MORE CHILL will be transferring to Broadway later this season.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

socializing with: George Salazar, a ‘Be More Chill’ Star, Heats Up Online by Alexis Soloski

How did an Off Broadway actor wrangle so many followers on Instagram? He hid in the bathroom.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Stage Directions: What Is Jerry Mitchell’s No. 1 Rule of Directing? by Mervyn Rothstein

Having learned from legends like Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins, the director-choreographer shares the philosphy that led him to hits like Hairspray, Kinky Boots, and this summer’s …

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Brantley in Britain: What’s in a List? Two Critics on Theater’s Special Relationship by Ben Brantley

Ben Brantley and his London counterpart Michael Billington find much that’s enthralling about the state of playwriting in their countries.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

What could be the hottest show on Broadway still lacks star power by Michael Riedel

Without a star above the title, it’s hard for a new American play to get to Broadway. That’s the number-one gripe that producers, agents, investors and actors have about the business. Ye…

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Here’s How Broadway Marketers Use Deceptive Tactics to Make Their Shows Look Better by John Bonazzo

'Gettin' the Band Back Together' is the latest show attempting to trick consumers.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

In This ‘Oklahoma!,’ She Loves Her and He Loves Him by Laura Collins-Hughes

A production with same-sex leads is one of many signs that directors are approaching the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with new eyes.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Eric Rosen leaves KC Rep with legacy of national stature | The Kansas City Star by Robert W. Butler

After nearly a decade on the job, he is preparing to step down as artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre. It’s a time to reflect on his accomplishments.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Strange David and Goliath Saga of Radio Frequencies | WIRED by David Zweig

Random Farms, and tens of thousands of other theater companies, schools, churches, broadcasters, and myriad other interests across the country, need to buy new wireless microphones. The majo…

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A master telemarketer at Goodman Theatre shares her tips by Lisa Bertagnoli

A superstar telemarketer at Goodman Theatre wants to get you on the line. She’s pretty sure she can do it.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

What will happen to the Tonys if Les Moonves leaves CBS by Michael Riedel

Les Moonves, the embattled head of CBS, once told me: “The Tony Awards are part of this network’s heritage. The telecast is a money-loser for CBS, but there are certain things that are m…

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Bull Durham Ensnared in Alleged Fraud by Marc Hershberg

Investors in 'Bull Durham' were allegedly caught stealing as the show bolted for Broadway.

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Breaking: Amy Morton Slated to Direct All-Female Broadway Production of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award nominee Amy Morton is confirmed to direct an all-female cast in the new Broadway production of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS.

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‘Tootsie’ musical to open on Broadway in April 2019 by Deadline

"Tootsie," the musical adaptation of the hit 1982 Dustin Hoffman comedy, will begin previews March 29, 2019, at the Marquis Theatre, with an opening date of Tuesday, April 23.

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After Years Helping to Reinvent 42nd Street, Cora Cahan Will Step Down by Amanda Svachula

Over 28 years, the arts administrator helped spearhead the refurbishment of a once-seedy district and kept several classic theaters in use.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

John Glines, Tony Winning Producer and Playwright, Passes Away by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of John Glines, a Tony winning producer and playwright.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel to End Broadway Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The talent-filled revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry, will conclude its run at the Imperial Theatre on September 16. The new stagin…

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Encores! Off-Center's Songs for a New World to Be Preserved on Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Encores! Off-Center's acclaimed summer staging of Jason Robert Brown's popular song cycle Songs for a New World will receive an original cast recording from Ghostlight Records. Kate …

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Review: Hit Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’ by Ben Brantley

The movie that heralded the jukebox musical has been reinvented as a jukebox musical on its very own terms at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Rosie O'Donnell Will Lead Broadway Stars in Protest at the White House Monday by Stephanie Wild

AP has reported that Rosie O'Donnell will lead cast members from some of Broadway's biggest musicals in a protest outside the White House on Monday.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The hype around ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ is growing by Michael Riedel

Moolah-la: They’re sure spending a lot of money on “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s vertigo-inducing movie musical is budgeted at $30 million — a…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Twelfth Night Reviews, News, and Features by BroadwayStars

A collection of links from BroadwayStars

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The provocative Mike Daisey is a straight-shooter in his solo show about guns. by Peter Marks

The monologuist is back at Woolly Mammoth Theatre for “The Story of the Gun.”

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JASON ROBERT BROWNS ON HAL PRINCE, ARIANA GRANDE & GOING HIS OWN WAY by Philip Boroff

INTERVIEW: The last five weeks have been busy for Jason Robert Brown, the 48-year-old composer, lyricist, arranger, orchestrator and performer. There was an acclaimed Encores! run of his 199…

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10 Most-Produced High School Plays and Musicals of 2017–2018 by Sarah Jane Arnegger

Over 4,000 high schools participated in the 80th annual survey, conducted by the Educational Theatre Association.

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Melissa Errico and Charlotte Moore in Conversation by Victoria Myers

Charlotte Moore, co-founded of Irish Repertory Theatre, and Melissa Errico discuss their production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and their experiences working together as “two st…

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5 Shows to See in New York: ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Be More Chill’ and More by Jesse Green

August turns out to be a month for musicals, with science fiction, a Hollywood rom-com and dueling garage bands on the agenda.

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Mark Shenton: Theatre must navigate the choppy waters of cultural change by Catherine Gerbrands

Theatremakers and critics are being forced to chart challenging cultural waters, alert to new sensitivities that their work and words may provoke.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

What Do 525 Ventriloquists Do at a Convention? Ask Their Dummies by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Scenes from an annual “vent” gathering in Kentucky, where puppets rule and their masters crave respect for an unappreciated art form.

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Christine Ebersole at Steppenwolf: Flawless technique and a strange 'SNL' story by Chris Jones

You might recall Christine Ebersole was once on “Saturday Night Live” (same cast as Eddie Murphy and Tim Kazurinsky). You might now know that she got the gig after smoking the right join…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Will Remain at Work Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation | Hollywood Reporter by Georg Szalai and Paul Bond

The company's board of directors is lining up outside counsel to investigate claims in The New Yorker.

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Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Tops $1M In Seven-Show Week; ‘Head Over Heels’ Totters by Greg Evans

Pretty Woman played seven previews to nearly SRO audiences and Mean Girls set another house record, but the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels just couldn’t find its footing as it o…

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Sir Ian McKellen Talks King Lear, His Career, and Gay Rights Activism on Amanpour by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-winning actor reflects on his love of the stage and tackling yet another Shakespeare play.

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Lincoln Center TKTS booth to display prices, not discounts, on boards by Caitlin Huston

The Theater Development Fund is making changes to its Lincoln Center TKTS booth as a trial run for its other locations. Beginning Aug. 1, the discount ticket booth at the Lincoln Center will…

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CBS This Morning Goes Inside New Musical Dave by Ruthie Fierberg

The morning show goes backstage with director Tina Landau and stars Drew Gehling and Mamie Paris at the show now playing at D.C.'s Arena Stage.

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PBS Will Broadcast U.K. An American in Paris and The Sound of Music in November by Andrew Gans

The Great Performances series will also feature documentaries about John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons and Tony winner Harold Prince.

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Artistic Directors: Let’s Do Better by American Theatre Editors

Four theatre leaders give 'vision statements' in response to the question: How does the role of artistic director need to change in the 21st century?

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Rough Rehearsal, a Suicide and a Broadway Show in Turmoil by Michael Paulson

The death of Jeff Loeffelholz, a longtime standby actor in “Chicago,” has rattled the cast and brought attention to workplace behavior on Broadway.

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Actors recall living in fear of Jerome Robbins -- yet dying to work with him by Barbara Hoffman

It’s a legend that even now, 20 years after Jerome Robbins’ death, threatens to define him: While berating his actors, he stepped farther and farther back on stage until he toppled into …

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Friday, July 27, 2018

The Kennedy Center Honors are taking a risk by awarding ‘Hamilton’ — but it’s worth it by Peter Marks

The musical’s section is heartening tribute to American theater

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Ben Brantley Apologizes Over New York Times Review For HEAD OVER HEELS by Alan Henry

Late Thursday evening, following the publication of the New York Times theatre review of Head Over Heels, members of the Broadway community took to social media to express outrage over a rev…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Join James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, More in BBC’s His Dark Materials by Andrew Gans

Jack Thorne penned the eight-part series based on the fantasy novels.

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West End front of house worker steps into leading role to avoid show cancellation | WhatsOnStage by Ben Hewis

Jennifer Caldwell was called upon during a production of Knights of the Rose

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Head Over Heels Reviews, News, and Features by BroadwayStars

Here is a list of all the Head Over Heels articles on BroadwayStars.

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Brushing Up Your Shakespeare, By the Book or Not by Eric Grode

Shakespeare finds his way into many a musical, from faithful adaptations to breakthrough works like “Hair.”

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Finding Music in Shakespeare, Suffragists and Mitch McConnell by Michael Paulson

A rising star in musical theater, Shaina Taub is a fiercely political singer-songwriter who is writing the lyrics for her first Broadway show, with Elton John.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Gwyneth Paltrow’s musical ‘Head Over Heels’ is on thin ice by Michael Riedel

Broadway producer Gwyneth Paltrow skipped Thursday night’s opening of her show, “Head Over Heels,” the Go-Go’s musical, at the Hudson Theatre. Word is she stayed in Montauk, making w…

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Kathy Li Named Managing Director of Playwrights Foundation by American Theatre Editors

The San Francisco new-play incubator has a new leader.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hal Linden and Sally Struthers Will Join Ed Dixon and Mark Jacoby in Ogunquit’s U.S. Premiere of Grumpy Old Men Musical by Andrew Gans

Matt Lenz directs the limited engagement beginning August 8 at the Maine venue.

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Michael Grandage To Produce & Direct ‘Jack And Lem’ Kennedy Biopic by Greg Evans

Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage will produce and direct Jack and Lem, a feature film chronicling the thirty-year friendship between John F. Kennedy and Kirk Lemoyne “Le…

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43 Photos for 43 Years of A Chorus Line by Hannah Vine

The production opened July 25, 1975, at the Shubert Theatre.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Filmed Performance With Lin-Manuel Miranda Could Hit Big Screen: Report by Greg Evans

A week after Netflix announced it will film Bruce Springsteen’s hotter-than-hot one-man Broadway show for streaming in December, a similar – but big-screen – plan reportedl…

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Theater Patrons Not Going Gaga Over Go-Go’s Musical by Charles Passy

‘Head Over Heels,’ a new Broadway show featuring music by the 1980s all-female band, has posted weak ticket sales in previews

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Diane Paulus and Alex Rudzinski Will Direct NBC’s Hair Live! by Andrew Gans

The live broadcast is scheduled for May 19, 2019.

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Tanglewood Bernstein Celebration, With Jessica Vosk and Tony Yazbeck, Will Be Broadcast on PBS by Andrew Gans

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will host the tribute to the late composer.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Arrives To Full Houses; Broadway’s Total B.O. Tops $36M by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical showed other summer newcomers how it’s done. Though it performed only two previews during the season’s Week 8, the show with the big ti…

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How Yul Brynner Occasionally ‘Opted Out’ of His Number in The King and I by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Judy Kuhn’s time in King and I, Paul Castree’s crazy audition for Tommy Tune, and more.

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Theatre Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation by Victoria Myers

Between Broadway seasons in New York City, the theatre world is not nearly as quiet as you might imagine. The summer months have become increasingly packed with theatre festivals. We talked …

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Do You Know Broadway’s 15 Shortest-Running Shows That Won Tony Awards? by Hannah Vine

These shows didn’t last long, but they still left as winners on Broadway’s biggest night.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

WATCH: Tony Winner Donna Murphy Gets Emotional Describing Her Take on Hello, Dolly’s Dolly Gallagher Levi by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor reveals new insight into the backstory she’s created and her favorite Dolly moment.

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Look Back at the 1976 Revival of Guys and Dolls On Broadway by Hannah Vine

The production opened July 21, 1976, at the Broadway Theatre.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tony Winner Ivo van Hove to Direct 'West Side Story' on Broadway (Exclusive) by David Rooney

The Belgian avant-garde theater-maker will collaborate with modern dance choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on the first major American revival to depart radically from the original Je…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Patricia Morison, 103, Dies; Broadway’s First Kate to Be Kissed by David Belcher

After failing to hit it big as a Hollywood actress, Ms. Morison became a star of the musical stage in “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The King and I.”

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Courtroom Drama: Producer Offers to Stage Disputed ‘Mockingbird’ for Judge by Michael Paulson and Alexandra Alter

The disagreement over the characterization of Atticus Finch expands to a second lawsuit between the producers and the Lee estate.

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Kennedy Center charges 'Hamilton' ticket buyers more than advertised; computer blamed by Peggy McGlone

The Kennedy Center said customers would be charged the amount cited during the transaction, not the higher amount.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert': TV Review by David Rooney

John Legend, Sara Bareilles, 'Hamilton' veteran Brandon Victor Dixon and Alice Cooper headline NBC's Easter Sunday special, performing the 1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Dave Madden: Come On, Get Happy by Trav S.D.

A few words about the interesting career of comic actor Dave Madden (1931-2014). Today best known for one, perhaps two, particular roles, Madden’s career, like most, proves to be much …

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Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Live with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen! by Little Known Facts W/ Ilana Levine

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, …

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BWW Review: Iranian Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's NASSIM Encourages Cultural Understanding Through Language by Michael Dale

In a city where hundreds of theatre productions are produced every year before audiences who encourage artists to experiment beyond the norm, it takes a lot for a play in New York to be rega…

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Director Michael Gracey Says THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is 'Definitely' Coming to Broadway by Stephanie Wild

The Greatest Showman has taken the world by storm in 2018, as one of the year's most talked-about films. Now, as the year comes to a close, Yahoo is chatting with the film's director Michael…

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Mentalist Derren Brown Hopes to Bring His Show to Broadway by Stephanie Wild

Mentalist Derren Brown has recently released a special on Netflix, called Sacrifice. Now, in a new interview with Forbes, he has revealed that he has his sights set on Broadway next.

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Spain’s Lost Decade Of The Arts by Artsjournal2

Since the economic crash, the arts in Spain have suffered massive hits – and then there’s the internet. “Between 2007 and 2017, one out of every three musical performances …

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The Los Angeles School District Will Whitewash A Mural Accused Of Being Racist by Artsjournal2

The mural, by Brooklyn artist Beau Stanton, features Ava Gardner with a radiating starburst behind her head. And in a 16-page letter sent to the LA Unified School District last month, a neig…

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Putin Says Russia Should ‘Take Charge Of’ Youth Culture And Rap Music by Artsjournal2

That’s not ominous or dictator-like at all. And of course, as the article says, “The Russian government has long had a complicated relationship with music.” – BBC

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Bryan Tyree Henry’s Breakout Year by Artsjournal2

Though he was already a star in the TV show Atlanta, not to mention a turn in the movie Widows, Henry is finding acclaim in Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ new movie, If Beale S…

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This Year’s Movie Trend Is The Revival Of The Rom-Com by Artsjournal2

The teen rom-com, that is, revived by Netflix and Love, Simon to incorporate old tropes and new characters – including a Korean American nerd, a gay boy on the cusp of coming out, an…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Peter Pan review at Richmond Theatre – ‘a winningly villainous performance from Robert Lindsay’ by Paul Vale

There are several big names making their debut in Qdos Entertainment pantomimes this year, but none has quite the acting chops of

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Patrice Wymore: Before, During and After Errol Flynn by Trav S.D.

I often worry that Travalanche is becoming too much like other blogs by adding Hollywood films stars to my previous and ongoing content streams of vaudevillians, sideshow freaks, and the lik…

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Cinderella: A Wicked Mother of a Night Out review at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club – ‘raucous and riotous’ by Fergus Morgan

Not Too Tame’s touring, immersive adaptation of Cinderella is a godsend for the less pantomime-inclined theatregoer. Written by Luke Barnes, and put

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BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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The Cat in the Hat review – Dr Seuss's rascal reborn as a madcap circus star by Miriam Gillinson

Curve, LeicesterStorytelling is secondary to spectacle in this chaotic retelling that features cakes, wigs and a fraught balancing actBefore Dr Seuss’s infamous Cat has made his entrance, …

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2018 by Michael Billington

A gender-switch Company got Sondheim’s blessing, Sam Mendes probed the doomed Lehman dynasty and Austen had a sparkling rewrite. But the year belonged to Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins f…

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BWW Review: THE SUN LINE, Sadler's Wells by Louis Train

When I first saw The Sun Line, at The Meyerhold Centre, in Moscow, I was so jolted by its aggressively inventive technique that I started recommenidng it to all my friends.

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The Artist Who Put Lighted Massive Slugs Outside Tate Britain Says She Wants To Keep People’s Morale Up by Artsjournal2

Monster Chetwynd wanted to undermine saccharine holiday art – and work with bioluminescence. “If you let people believe they can do something, it’s more likely to happen. Depre…

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How Did Peter Jackson Make 100-Year-Old Black And White WWI Footage Look New? by Artsjournal2

The director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was given about 100 hours of film from the time period – some of it sped up, some of it in terrible disrepair, all of it black and white. …

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Is Netflix Going To Work As A Movie Studio? by Artsjournal2

It’s like Lifetime! Or Hallmark! But wait, it’s got prestige movies! And hey, there are documentaries! And animated movie! And … whoa, Netflix, what are you even doing? A l…

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A Writer On His Year Of Reading Fiction By African Women by Artsjournal2

At last year’s The Guardian holiday party, one of The Guardian‘s journalists realized that he was years behind in reading books by African women. So he dove in – and fou…

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Best and Worst New York Theater of 2018. #Stageworthy News of the Week. by New York Theater

With two weeks left in 2018, it’s a time for assessments of the year in New York theater, for better and for worse.   Top Ten Lists of Top 10 New York Theater 2018 “The Ferryman…

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The producing world of Sonia Friedman by Broadway News

In 2018, Sonia Friedman and her partners brought the Olivier Award-winning production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to the Lyric Theatre on Broadway. The show went on to…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Raising praise for Markus Williams (1972-2018) from his family and the cast of A Civil War Christmas by Lorraine Treanor

“Luminous.” That is the word that five actors from A Civil War Christmas settled on to describe their Music Director Markus Williams, who swept into their lives in early November. Two da…

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Obituary: Ralph Koltai – ‘the most influential stage designer in British theatre in the latter half of the 20th century’ by Michael Quinn

Ralph Koltai, who has died at the age of 94, was the most influential stage designer in British theatre in the second

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White Christmas review at Leicester Curve – ‘faultlessly executed’ by Pat Ashworth

It matters not one jot that the story of White Christmas is so thin as to be almost transparent. It’s a glorious

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Christmas Crackers review at Live Theatre, Newcastle – ‘a mixed bag of festive-themed new writing’ by Chris Collett

Live Theatre’s festive offering is a quartet of new short Christmas-themed plays by young playwrights who are part of the theatre’s Associate

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Theatre industry welcomes appointment of specialist well-being lecturer at Manchester conservatoire by Georgia Snow

The Royal Northern College of Music has become the first conservatoire in the UK to appoint a dedicated lecturer in health and

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Actors in ad campaign fronted by Colin Farrell claim they are owed £106,000 by Giverny Masso

Eleven British actors are owed a reported £106,000 in unpaid fees for an advertising campaign that launched at the Oscars more than

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Photo Flash: First Look at SWEAT at Donmar Warehouse by BroadwayWorld

The Donmar Warehouse presents Lynette Linton's production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. Casting includes Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Ma…

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Poll: How many productions do you think you’ve seen in 2018? by The Stage

As we near the end of 2018, we want to know about your year in theatre. This week we’re asking, how many

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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Kiln Theatre's APPROACHING EMPTY by BroadwayWorld

Kiln Theatre, Tamasha and Live Theatre today presents the world premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty in a first-time creative collaboration for the three companies. Pooja Ghai directs Ka…

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears review – warm, wondrous festive treat by Miriam Gillinson

Derby theatreThe classic tale plays out on a lusciously crafted eco-friendly set by a company gently pushing the boundaries of kids’ theatreWe’re deep in the woods and inside the three b…

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Peter Pan review at Theatre Royal, Bath – ‘an uneasy mix’ by Jeremy Brien

Peter Pans are thin on the ground in West Country theatres this Christmas. This curate’s egg of a Theatre Royal Bath production

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Pittsburgh's Rob Marshall on being entrusted with 'the jewel in Disney's crown' -- bringing 'Mary Poppins Returns' to the screen by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The director and CMU alum aims to deliver light in the darkness, along with Emily Blunt as the magical nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Jack.

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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Sleeping Beauty review at Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock – ‘a quality cast’ by David Pollock

A modern arts space on the banks of the River Clyde which opened five years ago, Beacon Arts Centre shares much in

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Theatre-Rites And 20 Stories High Reunite: Big Up!, A Hip Hop Puppetry Show by BroadwayWorld

Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High reunite following the success of their show for young people The Broke 'N' Beat Collective. Big Up is a show for 3 to 6 year olds to share with everyone tha…

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Orange Tree Theatre appoints Hanna Streeter as executive director by Georgia Snow

Hanna Streeter has been appointed executive director of the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. She replaces Sarah Nicholson, who leaves the organisation

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It’s festival time! Read all about how MT Fest UK – Paul Taylor-Mills’ two-week festival of new musical theatre – is heading to The Other Pala

From Monday 11 to Saturday 23 February 2019 MT Fest UK at The Other Palace will showcase emerging and established writers. The programme includes a Taster Menu series of eight new musicals a…

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Ad Infinitum Presents NO KIDS by BroadwayWorld

Co-artistic directors George Mann and Nir Paldi are a real-life couple trying to answer a question many of us face. As they stage their discussions around if, when and how to have children, …

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Union Theatre Announces Spring Season: Essential Classics 2019 by BroadwayWorld

The Union Theatre announced the return of the Phil Willmott Company for a fourth season of ESSENTIAL CLASSICS productions in which great writers of the past have reflected on issues we face …

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Cinderella review at Alban Arena, St Albans – ‘crackingly good’ by Stuart Gidden

In a game of 2018 panto Bingo, Evolution’s crackingly good Cinderella at St Albans would be victorious in no time. Quick-fire gags?

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Mark-Anthony Turnage’s ‘Greek’ is back after 30 years — and its tattoos still aren’t smeared by Artsjournal1

Mark-Anthony Turnage redefined British opera with Greek. But that was in a different world: 1988. When the piece arrived at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this month, I imagined it like some …

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Wake Up With BWW 12/17: Final Installment of CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories Celebrity Autobiography holds its final performance, and more

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Photo Coverage: Laura Dreyfuss Sits Down with Ilana Levine for Podcast and Performance by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Dear Evan Hansen alumna Laura Dreyfuss sat down for a live podcast event and performance with actress and Little Known Facts podcast host Ilana Levine on December 16th at 600 pm.

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Kiss Me, Kate review at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield – ‘energetic and vivacious’ by Francesca Peschier

There is much in Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate (and its Shakespearean source material for that matter) that does not sit well

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Final Casting Announced For The Return Of SIX To The West End by BroadwayWorld

Final casting is announced today for the return of SIX, the hit musical by recent Cambridge grads Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. SIX returns to the Arts Theatre in the West End, where it ran for…

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Peter Pan review at Royal and Derngate, Northampton – ‘packed with music and dance’ by Dave Fargnoli

Light, tight and cheerful, Barbara Evans’ boisterous staging of JM Barrie’s much-loved adventure might have had its story stripped to the bare

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs review at the Swan, High Wycombe – ‘glitz and glamour’ by Hannah Greenstreet

Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole, with his trademark fancy footwork, gleaming smile and plunging neckline, is at the centre of Qdos

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The Tell-Tale Heart, National Theatre review - bloody good fun as well as bloody by Matt Wolf

Anthony Neilson's latest is a Poe-faced delightThe Tell-Tale Heart may be the title of an 1843 short story by Edgar Allen Poe, but rest assured that Anthony Neilson's adaptation of it f…

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'Overtures,' London's Answer To Marie's Crisis Cafe Sing-along Piano Bar, Opens Its Doors Permanently In January by BroadwayWorld

After the phenomenal success of the Marie's Crisis London pop-up, during Halloween 2018, and under a new permanent name OVERTURES PIANO BAR, London, will open its doors as as answer to the f…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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Vick Hope to Voice New Shipwrecked Series by Blouin Artinfo

Capital FM host and Strictly Come Dancing star Vick Hope will be the voice of E4's new “Shipwrecked” series, announces Channel 4.The all-new series of “Shipwrecked,” the pioneering p…

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On the Couch with Kevin Hopkins by Arts Review

Who is Kevin Hopkins? I am a father and partner, and a socialist. I am actor, director and teacher, who loves Shakespeare. What would you do differently to what you do now? I would like to b…

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North by Northwest by Arts Review

Combining the magic of film and theatre, Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense, North by Northwest will be presented live at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre from …

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Looking For A Creative Business Holiday Card Idea? by Drew McManus

Business holiday cards can be a tricky task: you can always opt for safe/bland or cutesy/meme but doing something that reinforces your actual business relationship can be a tall order. Fort…

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong by Arts Review

Following hot on the heels of the box office hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre brings its triumphant disaster, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, from London’s West End to Australia t…

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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (December 17-23) by Natasha Tripney

Caroline, Or Change – Playhouse Theatre, London Sharon D Clarke reprises her acclaimed performance in Michael Longhurst’s production of Tony Kushner’s musical,

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Lyn Gardner: Arts courses must not sell students short by Lyn Gardner

I’m going to say something unpopular, so please bear with me. I think Amanda Spielman may have a point. A couple of

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/16-12/17/2018

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Monday, December 17, 2018 - Monday, December 17, 2018.

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The Broadway Heat: The Cher Show: The Sweet 16! by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.BROADWAY HEAT: THE CHER SHOW EDITIONLast week's opening round was fierce. As fierce as the icon …

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NGV to present Terracotta Warriors in parallel with artist Cai Guo-Qiang in 2019 by Arts Review

In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria will present China’s ancient Terracotta War…

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Beale Street Can’t Talk, but Beale Can by Peter Filichia

Frankly, if I were Lee Hall, I’d be ashamed to take the money. “Adapted by” is his official credit for...Continue Reading The post Beale Street Can’t Talk, but Beale Can appeared fir…

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Fairytale of New York — the Christmas song for people who hate Christmas songs

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl recorded a sozzled classic whose lyrics have stirred controversy

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See All the Broadway Playbills of 2018 by Marc J. Franklin

From the first show John Lithgow: Stories by Heart to the recent To Kill A Mocking Bird, how many did you collect this year?

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Turn a Last-Minute Gift Into an Unforgettable Theatre Experience With StubHub by Adam Hetrick

Find the perfect holiday offerings with our StubHub ticket guide.

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Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Featuring Sutton Foster, Broadcast December 17 by Andrew Gans

The annual holiday special on PBS also features Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville.

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Annie Golden, Clea Alsip, Thom Sesma Are Part of December 17 The Enchanted Cottage Reading by Andrew Gans

Pamela Hunt directs the evening for the Project Shaw series.

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Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw on Playing the Adult Banks Children in Mary Poppins Returns by Ruthie Fierberg

The actors share the backstory of their grown-up Jane and Michael Banks

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