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Tatiana Maslany & Thomas Sadoski Set To World Preem Neil LaBute’s ‘The Way We Get By’

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Tatiana Maslany and Thomas Sadoski will play a couple of free-wheelers who spend a drunken night together and awaken to a bunch of post-coital challenges from one another and their nearest and dearest in Neil LaBute's The Way We Get By. First preview for the world premiere drama is May 12, 2015. Maslany, star of the BBC America series Orphan Black, will be making her New York stage debut in the Second Stage off-Broadway production. Sadoski, whose final season of The Newsro… Read

Film

Michelle Williams Exits CAA For WME

Michelle Williams

On the heels of CAA's $225 million majority-stake deal with TPG, three-time Oscar nominee and client Michelle Williams has jumped to WME, signing with the rival agency in all areas. The Oz the Great and Powerful and Take This Waltz star earned her Oscar nods for acclaimed turns in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, and most recently My Week With Marilyn, in which she played the iconic Marilyn Monroe. She's currently on Broadway playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret for Rob… Read

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Broadway Box Office: ‘Dog’ Barks, Sting Bites, ‘Play’ Wows In $26M Week

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Although the Broadway box office was off 4% in post-Columbus Day ticket sales, there were several indicators of good news for the holiday season. Coming off a slew of rave reviews, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time — the early season's prestige London import — continued to build in a week when many shows were off from the previous stand's spending spree. For the week ending Sunday, the National Theatre production took in $848.2K at the Barrymore. That's… Read

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Oscar Watch: How Elaine Stritch And Other Showbiz Documentaries Hope To Grab The Eyes – And Hearts – Of Voters

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If there was any doubt awards season was in full swing, this week's growing list of screening events featuring lunches, dinners and receptions all aimed at luring Academy and Golden Globe voters should erase any question. As I pointed out last week, the Academy's “official” foreign-language screenings began on Monday night with Poland's Ida and Hungary's demanding but very fine White God. But that is just the beginning for both those films. On Friday afternoon at Century… Read

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Sexed-Up ‘On The Town’s A Helluva Show; Carol Burnett Burnishes ‘Love Letters': Broadway

On the TownLyric Theatre (formerly Foxwoods Theatre)

UPDATE, FRIDAY AM with more photos and casting in Love LettersThe ants-in-their-pants revival of On The Town that snap, crackle and popped open on Thursday night is so unabashedly old-fashioned it could seduce a Red State senator. And yet it's also so subversively fresh you may find yourself wondering when Broadway musicals got so stuffy, and so damned unmusical in the 70 years since the show opened in wartime New York, New York. That's a helluva feat for a show long… Read

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Al Pacino To Star In David Mamet’s ‘China Doll’ In Broadway Return

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Al Pacino is heading back to Broadway. He's set to star in David Mamet's China Doll, a play written specifically for him. Mamet describes China Doll as a “play about a wealthy man, his young fiancée, and an airplane. The man has just bought a new plane as a wedding present for the girl. He intends to go into semi-retirement, and enjoy himself. He's in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his young assistant. He takes one last phone… Read

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That ‘Motherf*cker’ Writer Gets ‘American Psycho’ Slot Off-Broadway

Film Society Of Lincoln Center Screening Of "Margaret"

That gaping hole left in the new season when the producers of American Psycho cancelled a planned pre-Broadway run has been filled by Stephen Adly Guirgis, author of the asterisk-laden Chris Rock hit The Motherf*cker With The Hat. Second Stage, the prominent Times Square nonprofit, had planned to run American Psycho — Duncan Sheik's new musical based on Bret Easton Ellis' savage satire of Manhattan under Masters of the Universe — in the new year, following a successful UK… Read

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‘Aladdin’ & ‘Beautiful’ Set House Records As Broadway B.O. Takes A 16% Holiday Bounce

Aladdin, Toronto 2013

Seven Broadway shows registered $200K-plus increases during the holiday week over the previous stand, leadng to an overall rebound of 16% as a couple of house records fell and newer entries began showing strength. Perennial draw Wicked led the pack, taking in $1.8 million at the Gershwin, an increase just shy of $400K from the week before, according to figures released today by the trade group Broadway League (a day later than usual, per the holiday). Disney's Aladdin… Read

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‘Birdman’ Soars, Swoops Through Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Broadway Fantasy: N.Y. Film Fest

52nd New York Film Festival - Closing Night Gala Presentation Of "Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance"

After a brief, sci-fi-style opening of a comet hurtling through the atmosphere, Birdman begins with a through-the-door view of Michael Keaton, seen from the back sitting cross-legged in a shabby Broadway dressing room, wearing nothing but white briefs and perched midair several feet above the furniture. He rotates to set his feet on the floor and with pointed finger sends a vase gliding across a table. The unbroken sequence tells us two things with economy and grace: That… Read

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Nathan Lane Carries Star-Packed Zinger Fest ‘It’s Only A Play': Broadway Review

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ISIS  is overtaking the Middle East, ebola spreads death from Liberia to Texas, President Obama stops traffic from Malibu to La Jolla, and Philip Roth still can't cop the Nobel Prize for Literature. Not to worry: Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are spinning some kind of feel-good gold at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where Terrence McNally's much revised and oft-revived love letter to Broadway, It's Only A Play, opened Thursday night. Nothing loves a backstage comedy… Read

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Oscar Nominee & Tony Winner Marc Shaiman Will Play Friday Nights Live

Marc Shaiman 54 Below Show

I hear that 54 Below, the Theater District nightclub that recently signed a multi-year pact with Broadway diva Patti LuPone, has struck a deal with Marc Shaiman, the musical polymath (composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, entertainer) to introduce a late-night variety show at the popular venue on October 17. The 54 Below Show promises to recall the days of variety shows like The Ed Sulivan Show, though undoubtedly with a heavy dose of A Party With Comden & Green, given… Read

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