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'Kinky Boots,' 'Hangmen' win at Olivier Awards
The high-stepping Broadway hit "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical at London's Olivier theater awards on Sunday, while Martin McDonagh's killer comedy "Hangmen" won the prize for best new play.
 
Posters for the new Broadway revival of "The Crucible" feature a photo of Saoirse Ronan, looking absolutely witchy as Abigail Williams. She's awfully good in it, but the real sorcery is delivered by Ben Whishaw.
 
The new Broadway musical "Bright Star" starts with a bit of bluster, maybe even some swagger.
 
Overshadowed in history books by the communist witch-hunt, the McCarthyist era's "Lavender Scare" destroyed even more lives as the U.S. government outed and fired thousands of gays and lesbians.
 
LAB Space presents Ives' clever, captivating shorts
American playwright David Ives' clever collection of short plays "All in the Timing" have been adored by theatergoers since its off-Broadway premiere in 1993.
 
'She Loves Me' revival worth skipping work to see
The charming, irresistible musical "She Loves Me" opens with a group of people arriving for work one midsummer day and dreaming of playing hooky. Thank goodness they don't.
 
The only surviving play script including William Shakespeare's handwriting, and containing a passionate speech against xenophobia, is being put online to mark the 400th anniversary of the bard's death, the British Library announced Tuesday.
 
Malaysian actor Lawrence Ong (翁書強) has been cast in the play "For Samuel Beckett 110" (生存異境). It will be his first production at the influential Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre (牯嶺街小劇場), according to a press release by Ong's agency.
 
A performer with a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas slipped and fell on stage, marking the second injury in a week by the circus troupe.
 
British tenor Boe to be next hero in 'Finding Neverland'
Opera and theater star Alfie Boe will go from prisoner to playwright when he trades in "Les Miserables" for "Finding Neverland" late next month on Broadway.
 
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