Playbill.com : News Copyright (c) %2014 Playbill.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.playbill.com/ Playbill.com : News en-us 07/28/2014 12:14:15 AM 60 Impassioned New York City Students Find Home Away From Home at Rosie's Theater Kids Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193912-Impassioned-New-York-City-Students-Find-Home-Away-From-Home-at-Rosies-Theater-Kids Rosie O'Donnell received the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her work with Rosie's Theater Kids, the Manhattan arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts. Playbill.com stopped by the Maravel Arts Center, home to RTKids, to check out the children's work.

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Michael Gioia
Woolly Mammoth's Stupid F##king Bird, Reuniting Cast and Creatives from Original Run, Resurfaces Tonight Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193895-Woolly-Mammoths-Stupid-Fking-Bird-Reuniting-Cast-and-Creatives-from-Original-Run-Resurfaces-Tonight Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company presents the return of Aaron Posner's Stupid F##king Bird, reuniting the entire cast and creative team of the summer 2013 production, beginning July 28.

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Michael Gioia
Lindsey Ferrentino on Survival Instinct and Bringing Virtual Reality to the Stage in Ugly Lies the Bone Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193886-Lindsey-Ferrentino-on-Survival-Instinct-and-Bringing-Virtual-Reality-to-the-Stage-in-Ugly-Lies-the-Bone Lindsey Ferrentino chats with Playbill.com about her play Ugly Lies the Bone.

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Ademola Bello
Rocky's Margo Seibert Makes 54 Below Debut Tonight Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193873-Rockys-Margo-Seibert-Makes-54-Below-Debut-Tonight Margo Seibert, who made her Broadway debut as Adrian in the new musical Rocky earlier this season, plays 54 Below July 28 with her new solo concert Busy Being Free.

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Adam Hetrick
Jazz Duo Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia Cover Sara Bareilles, The Cardigans and More Tonight at Birdland Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193865-Jazz-Duo-Lindsay-Mendez-and-Marco-Paguia-Cover-Sara-Bareilles-The-Cardigans-and-More-Tonight-at-Birdland Lindsay Mendez, who starred as Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, and music director and jazz pianist Marco Paguia play NYC's Birdland July 28. The jazz duo covers Sara Bareilles, The Cardigans and more.

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Michael Gioia
Julia Stiles and James Wirt Explore Aftermath of a One-Night Stand in Phoenix, Beginning July 28 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193857-Julia-Stiles-and-James-Wirt-Explore-Aftermath-of-a-One-Night-Stand-in-Phoenix-Beginning-July-28 Phoenix, Scott Organ's dark comedy about a one-night stand that stars Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins performances July 28 at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre.

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Carey Purcell
Bryce Pinkham, Adriane Lenox, Laura Osnes, Lisa O’Hare and Lauren Worsham Sing Their Heart Out Tonight Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193852-Bryce-Pinkham-Adriane-Lenox-Laura-Osnes-Lisa-OHare-and-Lauren-Worsham-Sing-Their-Heart-Out-Tonight Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham, who co-stars in the Tony-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and Jake Lacy ("The Office") co-host Broadway Sings Its Heart Out July 28 at Joe's Pub.

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Andrew Gans
Charles Busch, Richard Easton, Roberta Maxwell and Patrick Page Are Part of July 28 Super Shaw Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193846-Charles-Busch-Richard-Easton-Roberta-Maxwell-and-Patrick-Page-Are-Part-of-July-28-Super-Shaw Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, which is under the leadership of founding artistic director David Staller, continues July 28 at 7 PM with an evening of Super Shaw at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre.

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Andrew Gans
Trophy Wife Breaks Through in Mala Hierba, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193845-Trophy-Wife-Breaks-Through-in-Mala-Hierba-Opening-Tonight-Off-Broadway Tanya Saracho's Mala Hierba, part of Second Stage Theatre's 2014 Uptown Series, officially opens July 28 following previews that began July 14 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.

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Andrew Gans
Lena Hall, Billy Magnussen, Constantine Maroulis and More Explore Broadway The Hardway Tonight Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193844-Lena-Hall-Billy-Magnussen-Constantine-Maroulis-and-More-Explore-Broadway-The-Hardway-Tonight 42West and Jacob Langfelder present Broadway The Hardway July 28 at 8 PM at 42West.

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Andrew Gans
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: JULY 28 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/71119-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-in-Theatre-History-JULY-28 1920 Two of Broadway's greatest songwriting talents make their mainstem debuts today: lyricst Lorenz Hart, age 25, and composer Richard Rodgers, age 18, open their first musical, Poor Little Ritz Girl at the Central Theatre.

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David Gewirtzman and Ernio Hernandez, Robert Viagas
John Benjamin Hickey Stars in New WGN Series "Manhattan" Premiering Tonight Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:42 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193928-John-Benjamin-Hickey-Stars-in-New-WGN-Series-Manhattan-Premiering-Tonight WGN America debuts a new drama series, "Manhattan," this evening July 27 at 9 PM/8 PM Central – starring John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart) – about the Manhattan Project and the creation of the original atomic bombs in the 1940's.

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Philippe Bowgen
PHOTO CALL: Planet Hollywood Celebrates Aladdin star Courtney Reed Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:15 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193927-PHOTO-CALL-Planet-Hollywood-Celebrates-Aladdin-star-Courtney-Reed Aladdin, with a handprint ceremony on July 26.]]> Joseph Marzullo Robert Schenkkan Talks LBJ Tragedy in All The Way Follow Up The Great Society Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:02 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193862-Robert-Schenkkan-Talks-LBJ-Tragedy-in-All-The-Way-Follow-Up-The-Great-Society Playbill.com catches up with award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and actor Jack Willis, starring as Lyndon Baines Johnson in The Great Society, Schenkkan's second installment of plays about President Johnson.

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Evan Henerson
ON THE RECORD: Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry and Colin Donnell "Let It Sing" in Broadway Recording of Violet Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193851-ON-THE-RECORD-Sutton-Foster-Joshua-Henry-and-Colin-Donnell-Let-It-Sing-in-Broadway-Recording-of-Violet- This week's column visits the recording of the Broadway production of Violet.

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Steven Suskin
PLAYBILL POLL: Readers Share Their Favorite Elaine Stritch Performances Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193890-PLAYBILL-POLL-Readers-Share-Their-Favorite-Elaine-Stritch-Performances In honor of Tony and Emmy Award-winning singing actress Elaine Stritch, Playbill.com asked readers to share their favorite performances by the late, celebrated and iconic artist.

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Jared Clough
This Is Our Youth, With Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, Ends in Chicago; Broadway Is Next Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193875-This-Is-Our-Youth-With-Michael-Cera-Kieran-Culkin-and-Tavi-Gevinson-Ends-in-Chicago-Broadway-Is-Next Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 drama This Is Our Youth, starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, ends its pre-Broadway Chicago run July 27 after performances that began June 10 at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The production will arrive in New York later this summer.

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Adam Hetrick
PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Shakespeare in Love, Lena Hall's Magical Transformation, Patti LuPone and The Beverly Hillbillies Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193868-PLAYBILL-VIDEO-WEEK-IN-REVIEW-Shakespeare-in-Love-Lena-Halls-Magical-Transformation-Patti-LuPone-and-The-Beverly-Hillbillies Playbill.com's weekly recap of its coverage of Broadway performances, celebrity interviews, web series and opening nights – in case they were missed the first time around.

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Final Sale: Hit Comedy Buyer & Cellar Closes Off-Broadway Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193866-Final-Sale-Hit-Comedy-Buyer-Cellar-Closes-Off-Broadway The acclaimed production of Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar, which opened to rave reviews Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in June 2013, ends its run there July 27.

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Adam Hetrick
Pulitzer Winner Ayad Akhtar's The Who & The What Ends Off-Broadway Run Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193864-Pulitzer-Winner-Ayad-Akhtars-The-Who-The-What-Ends-Off-Broadway-Run The LCT3 New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's The Who & The What, which officially opened Off-Broadway June 16, ends its extended run July 27 at the Claire Towe Theater.

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Adam Hetrick
Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, Reuniting Original OSF Cast of All The Way, Opens Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193856-Robert-Schenkkans-The-Great-Society-Reuniting-Original-OSF-Cast-of-All-The-Way-Opens The Great Society, the next play in Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan's works exploring the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, opens July 27 in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Angus Bowmer Theatre.

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Carey Purcell
Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Ends Broadway Run; Revival to Be Filmed Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193848-Of-Mice-and-Men-Starring-James-Franco-and-Chris-ODowd-Ends-Broadway-Run-Revival-to-Be-Filmed The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which marked the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, plays its final performance July 27 at 3 PM at The Longacre Theatre.

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Andrew Gans
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: JULY 27 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/71110-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-in-Theatre-History-JULY-27 1982 Little Shop of Horrors begins a 2,209-performance run today at Off-Broadway's Orpheum Theatre. Based on the Roger Corman cult classic about a man-eating plant, this Alan Menken-Howard Ashman musical stars Lee Wilkof and Ellen Greene. The 1986 film version of the musical, directed by Frank Oz, will star Rick Moranis, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, John Candy, and Greene reprising her stage role as Audrey.

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David Gewirtzman and Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas
PHOTO CALL: A Look at Second Stage's Uptown Series Production of Mala Hierba Featuring Ana Nogueira Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:02 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193926-PHOTO-CALL-A-Look-at-Second-Stages-Uptown-Series-Production-of-Mala-Hierba-Featuring-Ana-Nogueira Mala Hierba, part of Second Stage Theatre's 2014 Uptown Series, officially opens July 28 following previews that began July 14 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.]]> Krissie Fullerton PHOTO CALL: Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen Partake in Sex With Strangers at Second Stage Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:46 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193925-PHOTO-CALL-Anna-Gunn-and-Billy-Magnussen-Partake-in-Sex-With-Strangers-at-Second-Stage Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) star in Second Stage Theatre's upcoming production of Laura Eason's Sex With Strangers, directed by David Schwimmer.]]> Krissie Fullerton Annaleigh Ashford, Pia Zadora and More Will Salute Elaine Stritch Aug. 7 at Metropolitan Room Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:25 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193924-Annaleigh-Ashford-Pia-Zadora-and-More-Will-Salute-Elaine-Stritch-Aug-7-at-Metropolitan-Room The Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd Street)  has announced casting for their salute to  Broadway and screen legend Elaine Stritch in a one-night-only event Aug. 7 at 7:00 PM – including Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, You Can't Take It With You) and more. 

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Philippe Bowgen
BAM 24 Hour Movie Marathon Will Screen "American in Paris" to Raise Funds for Education Sept. 5 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:19 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193923-BAM-24-Hour-Movie-Marathon-Will-Screen-American-in-Paris-to-Raise-Funds-for-Education-Sept-5 The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has announced its first-ever BAM 24-Hour Movie Marathon benefiting BAM Education beginning at 8 PM on Sept. 5 at the Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater.

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Philippe Bowgen
PHOTO CALL: Lauren Pritchard-Michael Kimmel's new play Songbird at Joe's Pub Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193922-PHOTO-CALL-Lauren-Pritchard-Michael-Kimmels-new-play-Songbird-at-Joes-Pub Songbird was offered July 21 at Joe’s Pub.]]> Joseph Marzullo If/Then Actress Celebrates "The Aurora," EP of Vocals and Electronic Art, With Free Event, Performance and More Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193883-If-Then-Actress-Celebrates-The-Aurora-EP-of-Vocals-and-Electronic-Art-With-Free-Event-Performance-and-More If/Then actress Janet Krupin and musician-producer Alex Caraballo have teamed up to create Trillium and "The Aurora" EP, which is released at an official EP party July 26 at New York City's Iron Bar.

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Michael Gioia
THE CALL BOARD: Available Theatrical Internships Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193881-THE-CALL-BOARD-Available-Theatrical-Internships Playbill.com's Job Listings offer an extensive selection of available jobs within the theatre industry. From auditions to administrative roles, Playbill.com is the online source for careers in theatre.

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Playbill Staff
Conversation Ends: Acclaimed City, Starring Jan Maxwell, Closes Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193874-Conversation-Ends-Acclaimed-City-Starring-Jan-Maxwell-Closes The Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway production of Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation, which officially opened to strong reviews May 5, ends its extended run July 26 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

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Andrew Gans
Matt Doyle, Margo Seibert and More Bare It All with The Skivvies Tonight Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193863-Matt-Doyle-Margo-Seibert-and-More-Bare-It-All-with-The-Skivvies-Tonight The Book of Mormon's Matt Doyle and Rocky star Margo Seibert join The Skivvies for their July 26 late-night concert at 54 Below.

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Adam Hetrick
"Being Alive": The Essential 11 O'Clock Numbers for Men Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193842-Being-Alive-The-Essential-11-OClock-Numbers-for-Men- Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the top 10 show-stopping 11 o'clock numbers sung by men.

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Ben Rimalower
THE WEEK AHEAD July 26-Aug. 1: James Franco Says Goodbye to Broadway and Rock Out With Hedwig's Lena Hall Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193818-THE-WEEK-AHEAD-July-26-Aug-1-James-Franco-Says-Goodbye-to-Broadway-and-Rock-Out-With-Hedwigs-Lena-Hall Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that James Franco takes his final Broadway bow… a last look at Barbra's basement… John Leguizamo brings Broadway outdoors (for free!)… and Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen try Sex With Strangers.

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Blake Ross
STAGE VIEWS: Wicked's Christine Dwyer On Beautiful, Hedwig and Gypsy Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193850-STAGE-VIEWS-Wickeds-Christine-Dwyer-On-Beautiful-Hedwig-and-Gypsy Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more.

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Andrew Gans
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: JULY 26 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/71088-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-in-Theatre-History-JULY-26 1856 A Dramatic genius is born today in the person of George Bernard Shaw. Among Shaw's many playwriting credits will be Pygmalion, Man and Superman and Saint Joan. The former play, a comedy about one Professor Henry Higgins determined to turn a cockney flower girl into a "lady," would become the basis for the Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe masterpiece My Fair Lady.

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David Gewirtzman and Ernio Hernandez and Doug Nevin
PHOTO CALL: Forbidden Broadway Stars Perform and Sign CDs For Fans Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:37 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193921-PHOTO-CALL-Forbidden-Broadway-Stars-Perform-and-Sign-CDs-For-Fans Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! was released on DRG Records July 22. The cast performed and signed original cast albums at Barnes & Noble, also on July 22.]]> Joseph Marzullo Chris Noth, Fritz Weaver Will Join John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant for Berkshire's Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare Aug. 14 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:56 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193920-Chris-Noth-Fritz-Weaver-Will-Join-John-Douglas-Thompson-and-Kathleen-Chalfant-for-Berkshires-Lincolns-Favorite-Shakespeare-Aug-14 Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver are the latest additions to the Berkshire Theatre Group's benefit performance of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare on Aug. 14 at 4 PM on the Fitzpatrick Main Stage.

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Philippe Bowgen
West Side Story and More Will Play San Diego Musical Theatre's New Home for 2015 Season Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:44 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193919-West-Side-Story-and-More-Will-Play-San-Diego-Musical-Theatres-New-Home-for-2015-Season San Diego Musical Theatre's 2015 season will include West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain, La Cage Aux Folles and White Christmas – all of which will play in the company's new home, the historic Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego, CA.

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Philippe Bowgen
Laura Benanti, Patina Miller and Brian d'Arcy James Will Share Spotlight at NJPAC Sept 27, Tickets On Sale Now Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:29 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/193918-Laura-Benanti-Patina-Miller-and-Brian-dArcy-James-Will-Share-Spotlight-at-NJPAC-Sept-27-Tickets-On-Sale-Now The Women’s Association of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center will present a gala evening, Nothin’ Like A Dame – featuring Tony Award-winning performers Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Barbara Cook (Music Man), Patina Miller (Pippin) and more Broadway headliners – Sept. 27 at 7 PM in Prudential Hall (1 Center Street, Newark, NJ).

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Philippe Bowgen