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Nathan Lane

If anyone asks me what I do for a living, I always tell them I'm an actor - which means that I wait tables. In L.A., this surprises no one. But I can attest to the perks of simply living and working in a cinema city, because these include getting to meet wonderful, down-to-Earth people who also grace my T.V. screen. Dann Florek (Law & Order: SVU) is one of those lovely neighborhood friends

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Denee Benton

The internet gives us complete access to every piece of information we could ever want, right? Yet, I still find it hard to keep up with every piece of theater news I'd like to know. If you like live theater, look no further than this compiled article on Playbill.com: it literally has every show coming to Broadway, Off-Broadway, and London this fall.

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Michael Colby Hits the Jackpot for October 30th Bash

By Sandi Durell   Posted 9.19.2016  
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It’s a jackpot of nostalgic names for Broadway buffs. That’s the cast assembling on Sunday, October 30th, at the Triad Theatre for an evening to benefit Child Find of America.

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Pasadena Playhouse Fantasticks

My high school theater experience was limited to what our department could afford to produce. Besides a Thornton Wilder play, The Fantasticks was an ideal choice for a theater program with zero budget - this was almost entirely due to its lack of essential props and minimal set design. Though high school students may not have grasped the finer nuances or deeper meanings in the script (and may have been forced to cut entire songs from the performance

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Rent cast

With a new, young cast comes a new production with slight changes to the original direction of Rent. At the August 24 press preview for the 20th anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical Rent, the cast performed the iconic second-act opener “Seasons of Love” starting in a circle formation, holding hands. Members of the press were caught off guard by the staging, as it is customary that Act II start in a straight line. So, when the tour launches September 12 in Bloomington, IN, is that how “Seasons” will start? “I don’t know yet,” explains director Evan Ensign. “I did that only because

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