Playbill.com : Combined Feed Copyright (c) %2014 Playbill.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.playbill.com/ Playbill.com : Combined Feed en-us 04/16/2014 09:07:43 PM 60 The Verdict: Live Updating Reviews for Of Mice and Men Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:43 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190094-The-Verdict-Live-Updating-Reviews-for-Of-Mice-and-Men-Starring-James-Franco-and-Chris-ODowd Of Mice and Men, which marks the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, officially opened on Broadway April 16 at the Longacre Theatre.

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Playbill Staff
Muppets On Their Mind: Muppet Christ Superstar Parody by Christopher Graham Released on BandCamp (Audio) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:05 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190093-Muppets-On-Their-Mind-Muppet-Christ-Superstar-Parody-by-Christopher-Graham-Released-on-BandCamp-Audio Muppet Christ Superstar, an audio parody of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar featuring Christopher Graham as the voices of the classic Muppet characters by Jim Henson, has been released on BandCamp.

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Michael Gioia
Mike Eldred, Chuck Wagner, Rachel Potter, Matthew Scott Set for Nashville Les Miserables Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:49 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190092-Mike-Eldred-Chuck-Wagner-Rachel-Potter-Matthew-Scott-Set-for-Nashville-Les-Miserables Studio Tenn will present a concert version of Les Miserables May 3-4 in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center's Laura Turner Hall in Nashville.

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Andrew Gans
Pivot Television Network Gives Ten-Episode Commitment to "Freestyle Love Supreme," With Lin-Manuel Miranda Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:54 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190088-Pivot-Television-Network-Gives-Ten-Episode-Commitment-to-Freestyle-Love-Supreme-With-Lin-Manuel-Miranda Pivot, the start-up cable network backed by Participant Media, will launch a ten-episode series entitled "Freestyle Love Supreme" that is based on the improv show and hip-hop crew of the same name featuring Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, according to Variety.

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Michael Gioia
Tony Nominee Valerie Harper Not Absolutely "Cancer-Free" Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:28 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190087-Tony-Nominee-Valerie-Harper-Not-Absolutely-Cancer-Free Valerie Harper, the Tony Award-nominated actress who announced in March 2013 that she had been diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer, has issued a statement about her condition following an interview with Closer magazine that reported she was "cancer-free."

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Michael Gioia
THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Kelli O'Hara (Video) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:58 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190081-THE-SCREENING-ROOM-Happy-Birthday-Kelli-OHara-Video Four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who is back on Broadway this season in the Jason Robert Brown musical The Bridges of Madison County, celebrates a birthday April 16.

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Playbill Staff
Disney Releases "Let It Go: The Complete Set," Featuring International Recordings of Award-Winning Song Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:50 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190083-Disney-Releases-Let-It-Go-The-Complete-Set-Featuring-International-Recordings-of-Award-Winning-Song Disney has released the album "Let It Go: The Complete Set," featuring multi-lingual recordings of the Academy Award-winning song from the hit animated movie "Frozen." 

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Carey Purcell and Michael Gioia
PHOTO ARCHIVE: Four-Time Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara on the Musical Stage Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:46 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190080-PHOTO-ARCHIVE-Four-Time-Tony-Nominee-Kelli-OHara-on-the-Musical-Stage The Bridges of Madison County.]]> Matthew Blank Adriane Lenox, Karen Ziemba, Randy Graff, Liz Callaway, Christiane Noll, Stephen Bogardus, Ann Harada Set for Broadway Musicals of 1965-1989 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190076-Adriane-Lenox-Karen-Ziemba-Randy-Graff-Liz-Callaway-Christiane-Noll-Stephen-Bogardus-Ann-Harada-Set-for-Broadway-Musicals-of-1965-1989 Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series will continue May 12 at 8 PM with The Broadway Musicals of 1965-1989.

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Andrew Gans
German Cast Recording of Next to Normal Will Be Released in May Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:22 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190068-German-Cast-Recording-of-Next-to-Normal-Will-Be-Released-in-May The original German cast recording of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal will be released next month.

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Andrew Gans
PHOTO CALL: Meet the Cast of New Musical Fly By Night, Starring Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat and Patti Murin Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:17 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190075-PHOTO-CALL-Meet-the-Cast-of-New-Musical-Fly-By-Night-Starring-Allison-Case-Adam-Chanler-Berat-and-Patti-Murin Fly By Night will begin previews May 16 prior to an official opening June 10.]]> Matthew Blank Broadway at Moorland Will Feature Stephen Schwartz, Tom Wopat, Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter, Jessica Hendy, Kelli Rabke Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:06 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190064-Broadway-at-Moorland-Will-Feature-Stephen-Schwartz-Tom-Wopat-Liz-Callaway-Scott-Coulter-Jessica-Hendy-Kelli-Rabke Broadway at Moorland, the 14th annual summer concert and fireworks display at Moorland Farm in Far Hills, NJ, will be held June 5.

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Andrew Gans
PHOTO CALL: Jon Hamm, David Duchovny, Oscar Isaac, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Celebrate The Library, Starring Chloë Grace Moretz Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:53 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190073-PHOTO-CALL-Jon-Hamm-David-Duchovny-Oscar-Isaac-Catherine-Zeta-Jones-and-Michael-Douglas-Celebrate-The-Library-Starring-Chloeuml-Grace-Moretz The Library, Scott Z. Burns' new drama about violence in America and the narratives shaped in the aftermath of tragedy that is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, officially opened Off-Broadway April 15 after previews that began March 25 at the Public Theater.]]> Matthew Blank THE SCREENING ROOM: "Dancing With the Stars" Contestants Take Perfect Score with "Let It Go" Routine (Video) Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190072-THE-SCREENING-ROOM-Dancing-With-the-Stars-Contestants-Take-Perfect-Score-with-Let-It-Go-Routine-Video "Dancing With the Stars" competitors James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd earned the season's first perfect score April 14 when they performed a routine to the Academy Award-winning single "Let It Go" from the hit Disney animated film "Frozen."

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Playbill Staff
American Premiere of John Van Druten's London Wall Will Be Filmed for TV Broadcast; Production Extends Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190065-American-Premiere-of-John-Van-Drutens-London-Wall-Will-Be-Filmed-for-TV-Broadcast-Production-Extends The American premiere of London Wall, playing at the Mint Theater Company, will be filmed for future broadcast on Channel 13. 

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Carey Purcell
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends Broadway Run Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:22 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190067-Lady-Day-at-Emersons-Bar-and-Grill-Starring-Audra-McDonald-Extends-Broadway-Run Producers have announced an extension for the Broadway run of Lanie Robertson's play with music Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, starring five-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald as late singer Billie Holiday.

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Adam Hetrick
Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Janelle MonŠe and More Set for "The Maya Rudolph Show" Variety-Show Special Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:13 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190060-Sean-Hayes-Kristen-Bell-Janelle-Mone-and-More-Set-for-The-Maya-Rudolph-Show-Variety-Show-Special "The Maya Rudolph Show," a variety-show special hosted by "Saturday Night Live" cast member and comedian Maya Rudolph, will air at May 19 at 10 PM on NBC.

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Michael Gioia
Drama League Awards Nominations Will Be Announced by Judith Light and Christopher Sieber Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:02 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190062-Drama-League-Awards-Nominations-Will-Be-Announced-by-Judith-Light-and-Christopher-Sieber Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light and Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards nominations April 23 at 11 AM at Sardi's.

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Carey Purcell
Town Hall Summer Season Will Include Ambassador Revue, Broadway Rising Stars, Maestro Bernstein Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:45 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190061-Town-Hall-Summer-Season-Will-Include-Ambassador-Revue-Broadway-Rising-Stars-Maestro-Bernstein The Town Hall has announced its 2014 Summer Season, three one-night-only, music-filled events.

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Andrew Gans
Ed Harris, Cynthia Nixon, James Franco, Christian Slater and Amber Heard Set for "The Adderall Diaries" Film Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:25 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190056-Ed-Harris-Cynthia-Nixon-James-Franco-Christian-Slater-and-Amber-Heard-Set-for-The-Adderall-Diaries-Film Tony Award nominee Ed Harris (Precious Sons), Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole), Amber Heard, Christian Slater (The Glass Menagerie) and James Franco (Of Mice and Men) have been cast in the film adaptation of Stephen Elliott's "The Adderall Diaries," according to Showbiz411.com.

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Michael Gioia
Award-Winning Playwright Bruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Ensemble Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:22 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190058-Award-Winning-Playwright-Bruce-Norris-Joins-Steppenwolf-Ensemble Playwright Bruce Norris, author of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, has joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble.

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Carey Purcell
Sara Gettelfinger, Jeremy Kushnier and Euan Morton Will Star in New Musical Atomic Off-Broadway Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:22 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190057-Sara-Gettelfinger-Jeremy-Kushnier-and-Euan-Morton-Will-Star-in-New-Musical-Atomic-Off-Broadway Atomic, a new musical based on the creation of the atomic bomb, will make its U.S. premiere June 26-Aug. 16 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.

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Andrew Gans
Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady Release New "Ensemblist" Episode Spotlighting Broadway Stage Managers Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:19 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190001-Nikka-Graff-Lanzarone-and-Mo-Brady-Release-New-Ensemblist-Episode-Spotlighting-Broadway-Stage-Managers Mo Brady (The Addams Family, "Smash") and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) have released the 21st episode of "The Ensemblist" — a podcast featuring Broadway backstage stories — entitled "Spotlight On: Stage Managers." 

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Michael Gioia
Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith Will Co-Star in "The Good Lord Bird" Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:14 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190055-Liev-Schreiber-and-Jaden-Smith-Will-Co-Star-in-The-Good-Lord-Bird Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber is set to star as radical abolitionist John Brown in the historical drama "The Good Lord Bird," according to Deadline.com.

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Carey Purcell
The Verdict: Critics Review Scott Z. Burns-Steven Soderbergh Drama The Library Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:11 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190053-The-Verdict-Critics-Review-Scott-Z-Burns-Steven-Soderbergh-Drama-The-Library The Library, Scott Z. Burns' new drama about violence in America and the narratives shaped in the aftermath of tragedy that is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh, officially opened Off-Broadway April 15 after previews that began March 25 at the Public Theater.

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Adam Hetrick
All 11 Co-Hosts of "The View" Will Reunite for Barbara Walters Farewell Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:07 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190054-All-11-Co-Hosts-of-The-View-Will-Reunite-for-Barbara-Walters-Farewell For the first time in its history, all 11 co-hosts of ABC's "The View," both present and past, will share the same stage.

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Andrew Gans
Sequel to Queen Musical We Will Rock You in the Works Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:53 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190052-Sequel-to-Queen-Musical-We-Will-Rock-You-in-the-Works The creative team behind the long-running West End musical We Will Rock You are at work on a sequel to the production that using the songs of the rock band Queen for its score.

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Adam Hetrick
Musicians Axed from London's War Horse Lose Court Bid for Reinstatement Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:18 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190050-Musicians-Axed-from-Londons-War-Horse-Lose-Court-Bid-for-Reinstatement The five musicians who were recently made redundant from the West End production of War Horse, currently running at the New London Theatre, have lost their court bid to be reinstated.

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Mark Shenton
Tribeca Film Festival, Featuring "Venus in Fur" and Films Starring Zoe Kazan, John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Patrick Stewart, Begins April 16 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190033-Tribeca-Film-Festival-Featuring-Venus-in-Fur-and-Films-Starring-Zoe-Kazan-John-Lithgow-Alfred-Molina-Patrick-Stewart-Begins-April-16 The 13th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, a series intended to connect filmmakers with audiences and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center, begins April 16 and continues through April 27. 

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Carey Purcell
PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan, Caissie Levy and Wild Party Concert Cast Pick Favorite Andrew Lippa Songs Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/190079-PLAYBILL-PLAYLIST-Julia-Murney-Jeremy-Jordan-Caissie-Levy-and-Wild-Party-Concert-Cast-Pick-Favorite-Andrew-Lippa-Songs Julia Murney, who received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Queenie in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, is among the performers who will star in a special concert version of that Drama Desk Award-winning musical. In anticipation of the April 17 evening, Murney and the cast pick their favorite Lippa songs as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist

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Michael Gioia
THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Under My Skin Star Kerry Butler Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/190078-THEIR-FAVORITE-THINGS-Tony-Nominee-and-Under-My-Skin-Star-Kerry-Butler-Shares-Her-Theatregoing-Experiences Playbill.com's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Tony-nominated singing actress Kerry Butler, who is currently starring in the new comedy Under My Skin at The Little Shubert Theatre.

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Andrew Gans
SCHOOLS OF THE STARS: Where Of Mice and Men Cast and Creators Went to College Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190042-SCHOOLS-OF-THE-STARS-Where-Of-Mice-and-Men-Cast-and-Creators-Went-to-College Of Mice and Men pursued their college studies.]]> Robert Viagas PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan, Caissie Levy and Wild Party Concert Cast Pick Favorite Andrew Lippa Songs Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190040-PLAYBILL-PLAYLIST-Julia-Murney-Jeremy-Jordan-Caissie-Levy-and-Wild-Party-Concert-Cast-Pick-Favorite-Andrew-Lippa-Songs Julia Murney, who received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Queenie in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, is among the performers who will star in a special concert version of that Drama Desk Award-winning musical. In anticipation of the April 17 evening, Murney and the cast pick their favorite Lippa songs as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist

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Michael Gioia
World Premiere of The Box: A Black Comedy Opens at Irondale Center April 16 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190037-World-Premiere-of-The-Box-A-Black-Comedy-Opens-at-Irondale-Center-April-16 The Foundry Theatre presents the world-premiere production of Marcus Gardley's satire The Box: A Black Comedy opening April 16 at Brooklyn's Irondale Center following previews that began April 11. 

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Carey Purcell
Ruth Draper's Monologues, Starring Annette Bening, Opens at Geffen Playhouse April 16 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190032-Ruth-Drapers-Monologues-Starring-Annette-Bening-Opens-at-Geffen-Playhouse-April-16 Four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening stars in the world premiere of Ruth Draper's Monologues at the Geffen Playhouse, opening April 16 following previews that began April 8. 

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Carey Purcell
THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Under My Skin Star Kerry Butler Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/189971-THEIR-FAVORITE-THINGS-Tony-Nominee-and-Under-My-Skin-Star-Kerry-Butler-Shares-Her-Theatregoing-Experiences Playbill.com's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Tony-nominated singing actress Kerry Butler, who is currently starring in the new comedy Under My Skin at The Little Shubert Theatre.

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Andrew Gans
James Franco and Chris O'Dowd Make Broadway Debuts in Of Mice and Men, Opening April 16 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/189970-James-Franco-and-Chris-ODowd-Make-Broadway-Debuts-in-Of-Mice-and-Men-Opening-April-16 The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, which marks the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, officially opens April 16 at the Longacre Theatre following previews that began March 19.

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Andrew Gans
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 16 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/68898-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-In-Theatre-History-APRIL-16 1906 John Philip Sousa supplies the music for The Free Lance. Herbert Gresham stage this 35 performance run at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway.

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David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez
Preview Songs from Rocky Original Broadway Cast Album Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190049-Preview-Songs-from-Rocky-Original-Broadway-Cast-Album Rocky, featuring a score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, will be released May 27 by UMe. Several songs from the album are now available for preview.

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Adam Hetrick
THE SCREENING ROOM: Cast of Broadway's Aladdin Performs "Prince Ali" on "The View" (Video) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:39 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190047-THE-SCREENING-ROOM-Cast-of-Broadways-Aladdin-Performs-Prince-Ali-on-The-View-Video Cast members from the Disney musical Aladdin, which currently plays Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, performed "Prince Ali" on "The View" April 15. 

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Michael Gioia