Win tickets to see Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me at West End Cinema

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ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME is opening Friday, March 14 at the West End Cinema, 2301 M Street NW, Washington, DC. Update: Our passes are taken, but  we encourage you to see this documentary about one of Broadway’s brightest stars.

Avengers director goes light and jazzy with Much Ado About Nothing

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Joss Whedon, a man whose name is synonymous with some of the most feverishly obsessed-over fantasy and science-fiction franchises of the last 20 years, is also a hardcore Shakespeare fan. In-between helming cult TV shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and blockbuster epics like “The Avengers,” the writer-director frequently hosts actor friends at his house […]

Slings and Arrows: Season 1:01 Oliver’s Dream

Caitlin Griffin is a Shakespeare aficionado and blogger (her blog, drownmybooks.blogspot.com,

Introducing the first of our weekly visits to Slings and Arrows, where the travails of doing theatre makes great television. Hope you can watch along with us.

ClownAround – Obscure circus musical emerges from the RCA vault

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A musical theater collection needn’t – indeed shouldn’t – be confined to those timeless hits familiar to all theater aficionados. There are so many fabulous scores that never became standards but deserve to be explored! Many deserve a spot on your theater shelf because of both music and lyrics, while others limp in with one […]

Netflix renews Slings and Arrows in time for our summer viewing series

Fans of the hilarious Canadian TV series Slings and Arrows will be relieved to know that Netflix, which had planned to sunset it on June 1, has responded to howls of protest – including ours – and renewed the show for another year.

Supporting Player: My Life Upon the Wicked Stage

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If you only have time this year to read one autobiography of an actor, make it Richard Seff’s book Supporting Player: My Life Upon The Wicked Stage. If you only have time to read one autobiography of a playwright, make it Richard Seff’s book Supporting Player. If you only have time for one autobiography of […]

Kinky Boots – big winner on Tony night?

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If you want to prepare for this Sunday night’s Tony Awards telecast on CBS (8pm EST), you might want to get hold of the new original Broadway cast album of the show that has more nominations than any other, Kinky Boots. With 13 nominations, there are likely to be a good many times when the […]

Marc Shaiman breaks his silence on the music (and troubles) of Smash

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Smash, which finished its run on NBC just about a week ago, was certainly a lot of things, and inspired a lot of mixed responses in those who watched the show. Even those who defended it fervently couldn’t claim it was consistently good.

Smash: The Big Finish

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“C’mon, Karen Cartwright, the show’s over!” And with that line, and a shot of an empty stage, lit to high heaven, with not a drip of applause, we reach the conclusion of Smash. Ambitious, erratic, emotional, and perhaps misconceived, Smash nonetheless gave the live theatre arts a shot at the network TV big-time that it […]

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, CD release

Release date: June 4, 2013. Available for purchase now.

The series on Tony nominees continues with this look at the recently released Original Broadway Cast recording of the newest revival of Cinderella.

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