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2 hrs ago | EDGE

The Railway Man

"The Railway Man" opens with a shot of a bridge - the looming Forth Bridge in Scotland with Jeremy Irvine walking beneath it in a British military uniform, circa the Second World War.

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Related Topix: War Horse, Jeremy Irvine, Arts, Cinema, Entertainment, Drama, Television

6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Capitol Steps find comedy in theater of public policy

In the more than three decades since getting their start at a Christmas party in Washington, D.C., the Capitol Steps have thrived on scandals, missteps and gaffes from politicians.

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Related Topix: Capitol Steps, Arts, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Sex Scandal, Bill Clinton, History in the News

11 hrs ago | Reuters

Tribeca Festival films go behind the scenes in fashion, dance and theater

From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass.

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Related Topix: Tribeca (New York, NY), Arts, Dance, Ballet, Economics News, Bitcoin, Fashion, Designers, Dior

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The News Tribune

Review: 'Act One' is a sweet ode to the theater

Lincoln Center Theater has turned Moss Hart's cracking memoir "Act One" into a rollicking play, which, if you think about it, is the natural medium for a man who lived and breathed the theater, what he called "a lifelong infection."

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National Public Radio

Tacoma Zoo's Trained Owl Spooked, Flies Off

A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.

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LA Daily News

Kentwood Players turns to Kickstarter for theater renovation funds

Kentwood Players Board Secretary Susan Weisbarth, left, and President Kathy Dershimer in front of the stage of the Westchester Playhouse.

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Related Topix: Arts, Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein, Classical

BroadwayWorld.com

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Coming to Cullen Theater, 5/9

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Classical

LongIsland.com

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Big Laughs, Roller Skating, Theater and Easter Parades

Easter is right around the corner! On top of the many Easter celebrations, enjoy comedy shows, theater performance and much more on Long Island! Looking to unwind during the end of the week and into the weekend? Get in some laughs with comedy performances on Long Island! There are also theater performances to enjoy, roller skating with the Easter ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arts, Andrew Dice Clay, Pop/Rock

Daily Texan

UT alum uses text messages as an outlet for theater

After receiving a late night text, UT theatre and dance assistant professor and playwright Kirk Lynn looked at his phone expecting to see a message from a family member or friend.

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SFGate

Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

In this April 11, 2014 photo, people walk past graffiti reading in Spanish "We grow like steak," part of a theater project in the Tepito neighborhood of Mexico City.

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Related Topix: Arts

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The News Tribune

Review: Chris O'Dowd shines in 'Of Mice and Men'

But true theater fans should be waiting for his co-star to emerge. Chris O'Dowd, known more for films like "Bridesmaids" and "Friends With Kids," turns in a very impressive performance as the mentally challenged Lennie in a fine revival of "Of Mice and Men."

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Related Topix: Chris O'Dowd, Arts, John Steinbeck, Vocal

Majic 95.9 WYNT-FM

LISTEN: Nicolas Cage talks new movie 'Joe'

Nicolas Cage's new movie JOE is now in theaters, on demand, and available on iTunes, and the actor recently sat down with iHeartRadio's Marc Coppola to talk about the flick.

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ABC News

'Paul Robeson' Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies

Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family spokesman.

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Related Topix: Paul Robeson, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Arts, Celebrities, James Earl Jones, Pontiac, MI, Entertainment

The Miami Herald

British comedian Nick Frost channels a salsa dancer in 'Cuban Fury'

They're sort of about aggression and attitude and wearing your cap on sideways. Most humans can't do those moves; certainly not a 42-year-old like myself.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Shelf life of props an ongoing theater debate

A few years ago, Dave Morgan got a call from someone asking if he'd be interested in an assortment of oversize fake fruits and veggies.

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Related Topix: Arts, Life, Fruits, Food, Texas

Town Topics

Musical Co-Authored by PHS Alum Selected by Musical Theater Festival

Harrison Kaufman and Christopher Anselmo like to joke that they're too young to drink, but they can write a musical.

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Related Topix: Arts, Musical Theater, Broadway, NJ, New York University

BroadwayWorld.com

the Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz Out Today

A new book outlining the career of noted multi-award-winning Broadway and Hollywood composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz titled THE MUSICAL THEATER OF Stephen Schwartz : FROM GODSPELL TO WICKED AND BEYOND by Paul Laird is out today, April 16. The official description of THE MUSICAL THEATER OF Stephen Schwartz is as follows: "As the composer/lyricist ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arts, Musical Theater, Stephen Schwartz, Christian-Rock

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Detroit Free Press

2 charming theater vets make Tipping Point's 'Old Love' irresistible

Three stars out of four stars 8 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 3 & 8 p.m. Sat. Continues through May 4. Tipping Point Theatre 361 E. Cady St., Northville 248-347-0003 www.tippingpointtheatre.com .

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The News Tribune

Annie Baker calls Pulitzer drama win 'amazing'

This publicity photo released by The Publicity Office shows, from left, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten, in a scene from Annie Baker's play, "The Flick."

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Related Topix: Arts, New York University, Gettysburg, PA

WOLZ-FM Fort Myers

Steely Dan announce summer tour

Steely Dan is returning to the road. The group has announced dates for an extensive summer trek.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Steely Dan, Saratoga, CA, Concord, CA, Arts

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