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Entries for date "October 2016"
Haunted Broadway

Playbill has been tracking reports of ghost sightings at Broadway theatres for most of the past decade.

One of the most interesting phenomena is the consistency of reporting from one show and one season to the next. Certain theatres — like the New Amsterdam and the Belasco — almost always produce ghost stories, while others

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William Shakespeare

A new edition of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three, to be published under the New Oxford Shakespeare imprint of Oxford University Press, is to see Shakespeare share authorship billing with Christopher Marlowe.

A team of 23 international scholars from five countries completed the research, headed by four professors

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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard is in bloom again—for the 16th time on Broadway—again briefly brightening the growing gloom of a doomed Russian aristocracy. After five years of the Parisian high-life, Mme. Ranevskaya has returned to the folding family fold, hoping to save her heavily mortgaged estate from the greedy clutches of the rising middle class and rescue the orchard—her pride and joy—from the chopping block.

No such luck, of course. In his last play, written in 1904, Anton Chekhov

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Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard

With three of his musicals currently playing on Broadway, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is ready to make good on his previously stated desire to add a fourth, a transfer of the recent hit London revival of Sunset Boulevard.

The New York Post reported that the show “is definitely a go” for the Palace Theatre

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Macbeth and Witches

“'People don’t know what to make of us, but we are making an impression.'"

Shakespeare's work is now spread out across all genres of performance: theater, dance, opera, music, puppetry, etc. So it's lovely to hear about so many elements of live performance coming together to bring such renowned work of art to life. Macbeth may be

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