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Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia to Take the Spotlight in 'The Originalist' at Arena Stage >>

John Strand's play highlights the country's bitter political divisions by exploring last year's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.

Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker, Judith Ivey Joining Helen Mirren in Broadway's 'The Audience' >>

Baker will play John Major and Ivey will channel Margaret Thatcher opposite Mirren's Queen Elizabeth II in the London import.

John Major

Sir John Major Bewails Theatrical Pol Mockery, Spotlighting Theater's Relative Importance in UK Versus US >>

The former British Prime Minister complained that negative portrayals of politicians discourage people even from voting.

Mink Stole

John Waters' Muse Mink Stole ('Hairspray,' 'Pink Flamingos') Premiering New Holiday Show 'OMG! It's Christmas!' in NYC >>

The cult favorite's musical extravaganza includes holiday songs like 'Stay a Little Longer Santa,' Tom Lehrer's 'Christmas Carol,' 'Christmas Time is Here' and a very unique version of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas.'

Sting at the Tony Awards

Sting Announces He Will Join the Cast of 'The Last Ship' on Broadway >>

The composer/lyricist and rock legend will join the cast for five weeks starting December 9.

Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler

REVIEW: Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler (Ex-Kronos Quartet) 'Something of Life' (Innova) >>

The album's stirring mix of imagery, techniques, atmospheres and rhythms speaks to a level of creative ambition worthy of the cellist's virtuosity, perhaps not surprising in a veteran of the Kronos Quartet's musical adventures.

A Klingon Christmas Carol

'A Klingon Christmas Carol' Translates Dickens' Scrooge Fable to 'Star Trek' Universe for Fifth Chicago Season >>

'A Klingon Christmas Carol' is performed in the original Klingon with English supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

Disenchanted

'Disenchanted,' Disney Princess Satire, Arrives Off-Broadway This Week >>

The musical comedy satire presents Disney's princesses as real women fed up with "the exploitation they've suffered in today's films, books and dolls."

Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche "Antigone" Full Cast Announced, International Tour on Tap After March 2015 London Run >>

The Oscar-winning French actress will take on the title role in a new English translation of Sophocles' tragedy.

Nutcracker Rouge

Company XIV Reprises 'Nutcracker Rouge' Holiday Burlesque Dance-Theater Show, Opening November 29 in New York >>

Austin McCormick's "opulently burlesque and deliciously Freudian" show is now at Company XIV's new space in NoHo.

Edgar Allan Poe

'Nevermore--The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe' Returning to Off-Broadway >>

A fantastical musical about Edgar Allan Poe arrives in New York just in time for the great writer's birthday.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston, Billie Piper, Gillian Anderson, David Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' Shortlisted for London Evening Standard Awards >>

The 60th edition of the prestigious London theater awards will be presented November 30 at a ceremony co-hosted by Anna Wintour.

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols, Nine-Time Tony Award Winner, Dead at 83 >>

Nichols won more Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play than anyone else.

It's a Wonderful Life

'It's a Wonderful Life: The 1946 Radio Play' at Culinary Institute of America Next Month >>

Tony Palermo adapted the Christmastime movie classic into a one-act "radio play" format for five actors and a sound effects artist.

Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks

'The 2000 Year Old Man' by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner to Get First Stage Performance in 2000 Years >>

Voiceover artist Kerry Shale directs and stars in selections from the classic comedy routines that exactly recreate the original timing.

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