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Odds & Ends: Mark Rylance to Star Opposite Johnny Depp, Jersey Boys Breaks Records & More

Odds & Ends: Mark Rylance to Star Opposite Johnny Depp, Jersey Boys Breaks Records & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Mark Rylance to Star Opposite Johnny Depp in Through the Looking Glass
Mark Rylance, recently seen on Broadway starring in the all-male productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, is in negotiations to star with Johnny Depp in Disney’s Through the Looking Glass. According to Variety, the ...

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This Week's Picks! You've Got V-Day Dates with Laura Osnes, Kevin Spacey & 10 Sexy First-Timers

This Week's Picks! You've Got V-Day Dates with Laura Osnes, Kevin Spacey & 10 Sexy First-Timers

Is that a pair of tickets to a Broadway show in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?! We kid, we kid. Hey, it's Valentine's Day week, so rose bouquets are being delivered, chocolate heart boxes are on the shelves and love is in the air! The best way to spend a week dedicated to ...

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful and Twelfth Night/Richard III Make Music at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful and Twelfth Night/Richard III Make Music at the Box Office

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway this week and with it playing at 96.03% capacity we have a feeling that fans will still be loving the show tomorrow. Meanwhile, Mark Rylance’s Twelfth Night/Richard III is doing the bard justice as the only non-musical show to make the list for top capacity, while fan favorites The ...

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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Tony Winner Mark Rylance, Recoup on Broadway

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Tony Winner Mark Rylance, Recoup on Broadway

The acclaimed all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III recouped their $3.1 million investment, producers announced on January 9. Directed by Tim Carroll, the shows, playing in repertory, began their run at Broadway's Belasco Theatre on October 15, and are scheduled to end their limited engagement on February 16.

Starring two-time Tony ...

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Broadway.com Names the Five Best Performances of 2013

Broadway.com Names the Five Best Performances of 2013

Broadway theatergoers were blessed with a long list of outstanding performances in 2013. Five actors, however, deserve special recognition for their achievement in leading the casts of two new plays, a pair of Shakespeare revivals, a new musical and a TV-to-stage tuner. Below, in alphabetical order, are our choices for the best performances of the year:


Nathan Lane in The ...

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Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

There’ll be no shortage of star power at the upcoming Gypsy of the Year competition, the annual Broadway talent show benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Now in its 25th year, this year’s ceremony will be held on December 9 and 10 at the Minskoff Theatre and is set to include a slew of talent from across the ...

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Critically Acclaimed Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Mark Rylance, Extend on Broadway

Critically Acclaimed Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Mark Rylance, Extend on Broadway

The much-praised all-male productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III, which are being performed in repertory at Broadway's Belasco Theatre, will be extended by popular demand for an additional two weeks. Directed by Tim Carroll and starring two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance as Olivia in Twelfth Night and the title role in Richard III, will now play ...

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Joan Rivers Pines for Orlando Bloom, Ricky Martin Wants to Go It Alone and More Lessons of the Week

Joan Rivers Pines for Orlando Bloom, Ricky Martin Wants to Go It Alone and More Lessons of the Week

As the lights come down on another busy week on Broadway, we’ve learned a ton of fascinating lessons from our favorite stars. From Jonathan Groff's HBO sexcapades to Lesli Margherita's poop-topped cookie, check out what we've learned from all the cool (and borderline crazy) stuff that's come our way in the last seven days.


Joan ...

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Squigs Does Double Duty at Twelfth Night & Richard III, Starring Mark Rylance

Squigs Does Double Duty at Twelfth Night & Richard III, Starring Mark Rylance

A delightful double feature is thrilling Shakespeare fans at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre! Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance leads the all-male cast of Twelfth Night and Richard III, being performed in rep in a style the Bard would appreciate. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson savored both plays, then penned what he correctly calls “a doozy” of a portrait ...

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Mark Rylance on How I Love Lucy Inspired His Performance as Olivia in Twelfth Night

Mark Rylance on How I Love Lucy Inspired His Performance as Olivia in Twelfth Night

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has been showered with praise for his dual performances in Richard III (as the evil title monarch) and Twelfth Night (as Olivia, who falls in love at first sight with “Cesario,” a messenger who is actually Viola in disguise). On opening night, the star confessed an unlikely inspiration for his demure yet ardent leading lady ...

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