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Jim Parsons talks Twitter, God and acting on Broadway
David Javerbaum is bringing the Almighty One to the Great White Way, with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, last seen on Broadway in Harvey, stepping into those made-of-clouds-and-dreams shoes and answering burning, age-old questions.
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Some New York theater venues are vast. The Lyric Theatre, where On the Town is playing, seats more than 1,900. Others are teensy. A couple of miles downtown, thrill-seekers squeeze into HERE’s downstairs space, the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre (63 seats and eight stools)
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Post-Tony nomination massacres
It’s a grim annual ritual: Tony Award nominations come out and snubbed shows start dropping like flies. Yesterday it was Living on Love, the Renée Fleming vehicle that received less than loving responses, struggled at the box office, and then gave up after garnering zero nods
Nods, snubs and sweeps: Five takeaways from the 2015 Tony Award nominations
This morning, Broadway-bound Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker announced the nominees for the 2015 Tony Awards. While for us there weren’t a lot of surprises (our pre-nominations were pretty close), there are still lessons to be drawn from the announcement.
Susan Sarandon hosts a powerful new play about Ugandan child soldiers
Although Anne Hathaway is currently playing a troubled drone pilot in the Public Theater’s Grounded, and the Culture Project has a movement-theater piece based on a horrific gang rape in India, hard-hitting issue plays are frustratingly rare in New York.