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03/12/12

This Week on Broadway for March 11, 2012: Springing Forward Into The Season

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk about Broadway Backwards, Betty Buckley and American Idol, Assistance, The Elixir of Love, Hand to God, Masterworks Broadway: David Merrick Presents Hits, The Lady From Dubuque as well as the week’s news.

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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook

Newark Star Ledger

Masterworks Broadway: Tuesday

Kritzerland: Friday

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James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook

Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook

Topics:

MP: Broadway Backwards (7th edition)

Theater Talkback: Betty Buckley on Why She Took on ‘American Idol’ by BETTY BUCKLEY

Tony Vincent on The Voice

PF: Assistance

MP: The Elixir of Love at The Met (L’Elisir d’Amore)

PF: Hand to God at the Ensemble Studio Theater on 52nd Street

MP: Masterworks Broadway David Merrick Presents Hits from His Broadway Hits

First Listen: Original Cast Recording, ‘Once’ by Trey Graham
From the very outset — a vigorous four-count windup which kicks off a rowdy riff on melodies traditional and original — the cast album for Broadway’s Once serves notice that the stage version of everyone’s …
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PF: ‘Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque’ at End Stage Theater

ArtsBeat: They Pledge Allegiance to the Frat: ‘Animal House’ Musical Is Planned by Dave Itzkoff

“Animal House: The Musical,” based on the hit 1978 college comedy, will feature a new score by the band Barenaked Ladies and will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, a Tony Award-winner for “The Bo…
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

Will Rosie O’Donnell Film “The Rosie Show” In New York? by Andrew Gans
The Huffington Post reports that Emmy winner and Broadway champion Rosie O’Donnell plans to move her new talk show, “The Rosie Show,” to New York.
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ArtsBeat: Steve Martin Composing New Music for Shakespeare in the Park, Because He Can by Dave Itzkoff
Steve Martin — who, when he is not writing, acting or tweeting, is also an accomplished banjo player — will write new music to be performed by a live bluegrass band for the Shakespeare in the Park productio…
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

In This House at Two River Theater Company

ArtsBeat: A ‘Pippin’ Directed by Diane Paulus Heading to Cambridge by Patrick Healy
The American Repertory Theater announcement did not mention Broadway, but New York producers will likely give the production a close look if it’s a hit.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘Spider-Man’ web-slinging its way to Europe by Michael Riedel
‘Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” is going global. The producers of the $80 million musical, thumbing their nose at director Julie Taymor’s attempts to scuttle future productions, are shipping the show off t…
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK POST

Nicole Kidman dances back on stage after 14 years by BAZ BAMIGBOYE

Terrence Rattigan’s “After the Dance”

Exit Introductions

Explicit: Yes

Music: 

David Merrick Presents Hits from His Broadway Hits
Intro music: Fanny (from Fanny – John Gary)
Exit music: As Long As He Needs Me (from Oliver! – Ann-Margret)

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