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Atlanta News Roundup: July 13, 2015

Georgia remains an industry powerhouse; Ben Affleck joins Jennifer Garner in Atlanta; and the “Big Brother Is Watching” film series starts July 14 at the Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema. It’s this week’s Atlanta news roundup. Georgia Remains...Show More Summary

B’way Meows Tonight for Furry Friends

Tonight Broadway will purr for a cause at Don’t Tell Mama in New York City. In efforts to raise money for animal welfare organization the Humane Society, the seventh annual Broadway Meows benefit performance will feature Great WhiteShow More Summary

Navy Pier 'Little Mermaid' will satisfy her fans

For much of "The Little Mermaid," the summer attraction from Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, I found myself listening to two shows at once.

Gift Theatre announces 2016 season

The Gift Theatre has announced its 2016 season, which includes a production of William Shakespeare's "Richard III," to be presented in the Garage Theatre at Steppenwolf with the Gift artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton in the starring role.

Crisis of faith comes to a boil in 'Grand Concourse'

Grand Concourse, a magnificent thoroughfare in the Bronx, was modeled on the Champs-Elysees but, as with sections of Chicago's roughly contemporaneous Boulevard System, current economic reality does not entirely conform to 19th century notions of the city beautiful.

Review: Apocalypse rules dance-theater 'THEM'

Fear, hatred, violence: These are the monumental subjects that preoccupy Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith in Pursuit Productions' ambitious new "THEM."

Two-time Tony Nom Fitzgerald Is an Angel in Act of God

I am going to estimate that 95 percent of audience members going into An Act of God believe it is a one-person show starring Jim Parsons as God. (While he doesn't like you to take his name in vein, the show's title does, and therefore I will spare you "G-d.") It is not.

New Projects Launched on Indiegogo, including 'Rabbit Hole' and 'Been Too Long'

Backstage's partnership with Indiegogo has helped raise over $1,346,000 for indie film, theater, and dance productions and web series. Will your project be next? Projects currently included on Backstage's Indiegogo Partner Showcase page...Show More Summary

Lineup Announced for 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the lineup for its 27th annual Festival of New Musicals. Taking place Oct. 15–16 at New World Stages in New York City, the fest invites musical theater producers and aficionados...Show More Summary

WATCH: Betty White and Others Audition for Wolverine

News has spread that Hugh Jackman will not be returning as the Wolverine in the Marvel movie franchise, so the race has begun to fill his spandex. Conan O’Brien managed to get his hands on several audition tapes from the likes of Thomas...Show More Summary

8 Chances to Practice Your Craft

Eight chances to practice your craft are coming down the pipeline! Backstage listings include television series such as the new show based on the “Scream” franchise, theater opportunities on Broadway, as well as a faith-based production. Show More Summary

Atlanta Now Casting ‘The Walking Dead’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the TV series “The Walking Dead.” “The Walking Dead” is about a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. Background roles are being cast for this production, and candidates must have an American-made motorcycle. Show More Summary

Class resentment comes calling in 'Good People'

Knockdown verbal brawls can work especially well onstage, and it is with considerable skill that playwright David Lindsay-Abaire devises this fight card: Who is right and who is wrong in this domestic drama? Well, everybody and nobo...

Buzzworthy on Broadway This Week (x2)

Usually every week we round up the biggest news items and gossip into one big post so you can be sure you’re fully in the know. We took a small vacation last week, so here’s a giant two-week round-up for you. Follow us on Twitter orShow More Summary

Battle between theaters and cellphones finds a new outlet

Clashes between artists and technology-wielding patrons are increasing in intensity. On Wednesday night, the actress Patti LuPone grabbed a cellphone out of a startled audience member's hand as LuPone was making her grand exit at Lincoln Center in New York, where she is appearing in a play. When...

Does 'Where is the beef?' star have the stuff musicals are made of?

Inside the sumptuous and stylish living room of a downtown apartment with a spectacular view east to the lake, two people sit on a bench in front of a shimmering black grand piano.

‘Jaws’ Plus 2 More Atlanta Events

They’re gonna need a bigger theater at the Fox; Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are back onstage; and Idina Menzel makes a stop in Atlanta during her worldwide tour. It’s this month's Atlanta Events Roundup. “Jaws” The Fox Theatre will be screening that quintessential summer smash, “Jaws” in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Show More Summary

‘Pippin’ Plus 2 More Texas Events

There’s magic to do in Dallas; Mo’Nique goes back to her comedy roots, and there’s a bit of lunatic fringe going on in Fort Worth. It’s this month’s Texas News Roundup. “Pippin”The national tour of the 2013 Broadway hit is a splashy,...Show More Summary

Sandra Oh joins Victory Gardens Ignition Festival cast

The Victory Gardens Theater on Wednesday announced the casting for its 2015 Ignition Festival of New Plays - including the return of actress Sandra Oh in a work by Julia Cho. Oh, best known for her television role in "Grey's Anatomy," was last at Victory Gardens in 2014's "Death and the Maiden."

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