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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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    Julie Taymor Receives Sackler Center First Award

    Julie Taymor received the Sackler Center First Award, which recognizes women who are "first" in their field. The Center honored Taymor's varied career including being the first woman to win the Tony award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Lion King.

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    Cross Post: On Gender Parity

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    The 2013 Tony Awards -- Women Win Big

    Even though I don't get to the theatre as much as I used to, it will always remain my first love. And last night's Tony Awards were a reminder to me of why I fell in love in the first place. It was hard to miss the passion and joy on the faces of the people on the stage from host Neil Patrick Harr...

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    Lois Smith, Jessica Hecht and Paula Vogel Among the Honorees at The 4th Annual Lilly Awards

    The Committee for Recognizing Women in Theatre along with Julia Jordan, Theresa Rebeck, Marsha Norman, and Tim Sanford have announced the honorees for the 4th annual Lilly Awards. The awards will be handed out this evening in NYC at a ceremony at Playwright's Horizons.

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    Nora Ephron, Cyndi Lauper Among Tony Award Nominees

    Earlier this week, the 2013 Tony awards nominations were announced. Nora Ephron received a posthumous nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy. Iconic pop star, Cyndi Lauper, was nominated for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots (which led the pack with 13 nominations). And Diane Paulus was nominated ...

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    Marianne Elliott and Helen Mirren Win at Olivier Awards

    This year's Olivier Awards winners, Britian's prestigious awards for excellence in theatre, were announced on Sunday in London. Some new changes for the awards this year included a new voting system--instead of a panel of independent judges, the 153 members of the Society of London Theatres voted fo...

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    Cicely Tyson on Her Career, New Broadway Role and Making a Difference

    The great Cicely Tyson was recently profiled on CBS News for her new role on Broadway. Tyson, an award-winning actress, hasn't been on the Broadway stage in 30 years. She's starring in a revival of the 1953 drama The Trip to Bountiful, staged for the first time with a black cast. Tyson plays Mother ...

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