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    Maria Friedman Talks Directing Merrily We Roll Along

    Actress and now director Maria Friedman talks about taking on Merrily We Roll Along. Soon to be seen on screens across the US.

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    Hip to Hip Theatre Company Appoints Actress Gabourey Sidibe To Board of Directors

    Hip to Hip Theatre Company Appoints Actress Gabourey Sidibe To Board of Directors

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    Four East African Projects Participate In First Sundance Institute Theatre Lab In Zanzibar

    Four East African Projects Participate In First Sundance Institute Theatre Lab In Zanzibar

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    Happy 10th Anniversary of Wicked

    Today celebrates the 10th anniversary of the now classic musical, Wicked. Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, the success of the musical developed by Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz was unknown to all involved.

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    Women Playwrights Make Up Half of the Most Popular Plays for the 2013-14 Season

    American Theater magazine recently announced that David Ives' Venus in Fur will be the most performed play in American theaters during the 2013-14 season. They also discovered that female playwrights will make half the plays being performed in the upcoming season across the country. This hasn't be...

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    Five Plays by Lucy Thurber to Open Simultaneously in New York

    Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is putting on a festival dedicated to the playwright Lucy Thurber this month.

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    Questioning the Canon

    When I arrived at graduate school for theatre we were told to have read books entitled "Famous American Plays" of the 20s, 30s, 40s etc. before we arrived. I did as I was told and really didn't think too much about it until we were sitting in a circle on the first day of class.

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    Debra Messing Making Broadway Debut in Outside Mullingar

    Early next year, Debra Messing will make her Broadway debut in Outside Mullingar. Messing will co-star with Brian F. O'Byrne in the production.

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    Trailer for Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth

    I'm kicking myself for not getting a ticket to see Sweet Bird of Youth when I was in London last week especially since Kim Cattrall has been so outspoken on the issue of aging and women and Hollywood. I found this trailer interesting because a- we really don't see trailers for plays, and b- how foc...

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    More Plays About Women Were Written in the 1900s than Today

    At an event that celebrated theater during the Suffragette movement, Professor Maggie Gale from the University of Manchester, revealed that her research had found that there were more plays written by women in crucial points in the 20th century than in the 21st.

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