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A Summer of Writing About Theatre


How Continuing Education Can Help You Become a Better Actor–or Just a Better Audience Member

Theatre lovers don't have to be children or teenagers to continue their education in performing arts. As part of Playbill.com's ongoing coverage of …

High School

WICKED's Michele Lee Tells How Being In A Broadway Flop Led To A Big Break

It's been 42 years since Michele Lee was starring in a Broadway musical. Back then she was bringing the house down as Gittel Mosca, the gutsy, …

Universal Pictures

What West End Show Should Make the Leap to Broadway?

London's West End features some exciting new musicals, as well as highly praised revivals. Among them are Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton; Hamlet, …

David Beckham

Test your theatre knowledge: Name that showtune

Test your showtune knowledge by seeing how many of the songs below you can guess by their opening five seconds.<p>Don't forget to let us know how you …


Peter and the Starcatcher Lights Up Drury Lane

<i>Peter and the Starcatcher,</i> a prequel to the beloved classic Peter Pan tale, makes its regional debut at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace tonight.<p>During …

Sound Design

KINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' About

<b>With Kinky Boots celebrating 1,000 performances tonight, gaining a new 'Lola' this fall (we're ready for you Wayne Brady!), kicking it on tour and</b> …


Oresteia: The current Greek crisis proves that the tragedy is as politically charged as ever

Visitors to Shakespeare's Globe this autumn may find the stage area masked in what director Adele Thomas calls "really nasty chipboard". Play-goers …

The Theatre

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet could usher in an era of blockbuster Shakespeare.

At times in Lyndsey Turner’s production of <i>Hamlet</i>, the hottest London theater ticket in at least a decade, Benedict Cumberbatch is suddenly …