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Only a douchebag would order the Thai mango sausage instead of the foie gras. So we learn from Doug, the surly hipster tending bar in [Porto], Kate Benson's sweet, thoughtful new play. Now at the Bushwick Starr in a production directed by Lee Sunday Evans, the poetic, slightly surreal…
01.17 / 18:12
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Inspire Creative Education 2017 College Internship Program Inspire Creative is accepting applications for college interns for our Summer 2016 educational programs. We are looking for college students interested in theatre education to serve as assistant instructors for our summer camps and as production interns for our summer student production. We are looking to hire several…
This year's finalists include plays from Lisa Loomer, Taylor Mac, Qui Nguyen, Paula Vogel, and Lynn…
01.17 / 17:23
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We never know where our heroes will come from. On January 10, the Bessie Awards held an event at LaMama theatre, where Phoebe Pearl, the Rockette who spoke out against dancing at the Inauguration, appeared. Pearl remains the only current Rockette to speak publicly under her real name, and the dance community responded to her courage. In ... More » The post Why Rockette Phoebe Pearl is a New Dance Hero appeared first on Dance Ma…
01.17 / 17:19
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Imagine a Victorian parlor where music is played and shared very much as it was in a bygone era, with songs and stories ripped from the headlines and whispers of a folk legend. Now, place yourself in a darkened club, where decibels assault the ears, where an edgy band pumps out tunes for a gutsy […] The post Pinky Swear rocks out Lizzie at Anacostia Playhouse (review) appeared first on DC Theatre…
01.17 / 17:13
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Big girls don't cry, but it was tough not to get teary at the August Wilson Theatre on January 15. The Tony-winning jukebox musical Jersey Boys shuttered on Sunday after playing 4,642 performances on the Great White Way. The tuner began performances on October 4, 2005 and officially opened on November 6. Nicolas Dromard, Mark Ballas, Drew Seeley and Matt Bogart took their last bow as the four headliners in the beloved show. Frankie Valli himself was also in on the action and took the…
01.17 / 16:44
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“A Bigger Splash”: Jack English; “I, Daniel Blake”: Courtesy IFC Films; "Miss Sloane”: Kerry Hayes Awards season campaigns are an alchemical combination of politics, word of mouth, and sheer luck, and there’s often no telling where the chips may fall. We’re breaking down which major distributors have which horses in which races. Smaller-scale, independent films have triumphed at Oscar ceremonies in recent years. After a particularly strong year…
01.17 / 16:36
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Alexander ain’t never had a friend like this guy. Aladdin Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart will join the Broadway cast of Hamilton as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. He'll take over for Seth Stewart at the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning in mid-April; an exact date will be announced at a later time. Iglehart took home a Tony in 2014 for his show-stopping, pyrotechnics-infused performance as the Genie in Aladdin, a role he has now played at the New…
01.17 / 14:54
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Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Relief in the form of stagnant crude oil prices and a good outlook for the nation's refineries means U.S. gas prices edged a bit lower, a retail analysis…
01.17 / 13:03
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Welcome to Toot Toot Tuesday, where we feature Theatrefolk’s productions by schools and student performers from all over the world. Today we are tooting the horn for Keigan Page at The American School in Vietman. They performed Puzzle Pieces by Krista Boehnert. “We launched a new senior level drama class this year called Advanced Performance Production. The purpose of [&#…
01.17 / 06:19
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OREM — If you’re in the mood to laugh for two hours straight, Hale Center Theater Orem’s Cash on Delivery is where you need to be. The jokes were non-stop, the characters were hilarious and charming, and the energy between the actors was electric. Michel Cooney’s play has many different kinds of humor, from clever wordplay to slapstick injuries, [R…
01.17 / 05:15
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Performances of the comedy from Neil Simon begin tonight at Walnut Street…
01.17 / 05:10
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BY DAVID KENNERLEY | When I first read that Austin Pendleton was starring in a modest, Off-Off-Broadway production at the 99-seat TBG Theatre, I did a double take. Surely it wasn’t the Austin Pendleton — the legendary actor, playwright, librettist, director, and acting teacher. The man who in 1981 directed Elizabeth Taylor in “The Little […] The post Daddy Issues appeared first on Gay City News…
01.16 / 22:36
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No one can resist a listicle! In today’s casting notices, an upcoming web show in the style of BuzzFeed is casting talent to serve as its hosts. We’ve also got a union Shakespeare production and a fantastic on-camera opportunity!  BUZZFEED-TYPE WEB SHOWTwo male and two female actors, all ages 18–30, are needed to serve as hosts for an upcoming web series in the style of BuzzFeed, featuring “top 10 lists, covering trending topics, and also adding in unique…
01.16 / 22:12
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Photo: Pexels Fasten your seatbelts! An airline company is casting Atlanta-area talent for an upcoming print ad and the gig will pay $2,250.  Male and female talent, ages 18–59, is sought. Shooting is slated for Feb. 14–15 in Atlanta, Georgia. To apply or to learn more, check out the full listing here. And if this job doesn’t suit you, see more Atlanta auditions in Backstage casting!  Looking to freshen up your headshots? Check out our YouTube…
01.16 / 20:22
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There’s a great jazz band in residence at the Kennedy Center, featuring lively, poppy, soulful original music by Terence Blanchard. It alone is enough to recommend a glance at Bud, Not Buddy, a concert-style performance of a new Theatre for Young Audiences project commissioned by the Kennedy Center and receiving a stylish debut this weekend […] The post Bud, Not Buddy, this weekend only at The Kennedy Center (review) appeared first on DC Theatre S…
01.14 / 17:00
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IT was during the Edinburgh Youth Theatre’s 1983 Fringe production of Clutter that I was first introduced to Gordon Blackburn.Lord of all things backstage, he was the company’s technical director. What he didn’t know about staging a show wasn’t worth knowing.Over the following four decades we became firm…