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Bow Down to the ‘Prince of Broadway’ + More NYC Events 8/04–10

New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week. Bow down to the prince.“Prince of Broadway,” the new musical revue featuring songs from the many shows directed by legendary Harold Prince, is now in previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Including selected tunes from classics such a “West Side Story,” “Cabaret,” “Phantom,” “Company,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and so many more, the production will also feature brand new numbers from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (“The Last Five Years”), and an all-star cast including Brandon Uranowitz, Michael Xavier, Emily Skinner, and Karen Ziemba. (Tickets start at $89) Byom (bring your own mat).Yoga Tuesdays at MetroTech in Brooklyn are underway and on Aug.
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New Good Wife Season 7,Episode 4 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 4 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Taxed," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty dramatic and interesting stuff take place as Ethan Carver coerces Diane to argue her own beliefs. Alicia and the bond court judge get heated over a shoplifting case, and more! In the new, 4th episode press release: Alicia Clashes With The Bond Court Judge When She Agrees To Support A Client's Plea Of Innocence In A Shoplifting Case, On "The Good Wife," Sunday, Oct. 25. Press release number 2: Alicia will clash with the bond court judge when she agrees to support a client's plea of innocence in a shoplifting case. Also, Diane is going to get coerced by her client's counsel, Ethan Carver (Peter Gallagher), to argue against her own beliefs in a case about physician assisted suicide.
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‘After Midnight’ Dominates Fred & Adele Astaire Awards

The nominees for the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards—recognizing great Broadway dancers—have been announced, with “After Midnight” earning nods for seven of its performers, including Julius Chisolm and Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, and one for choreographer Warren Carlyle. Neil Patrick Harris (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) and Andy Karl (“Rocky”) both received nominations, as did Nick Cordero, Karen Ziemba, and Heléne Yorke—all actor-dancers in “Bullets Over Broadway.” “Aladdin” director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw earned a nod, alongside “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” choreographer Peggy Hickey, and others. Five-time Tony Award nominee Pat Birch (“West Side Story”) will be presented with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, and legendary dance instructor Luigi will receive the Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre Award. Luigi is credited with creating the first complete technique for learning jazz dance after a devastating accident left him severely injured. His students include Liza Minnelli,
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First Cast Photo for Woody Allen's Broadway Musical Bullets Over Broadway Starring Zach Braff

Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed film, Bullets Over Broadway brings the talents of Woody Allen and Susan Stroman together for the first time next spring at the St. James Theatre. A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship — or a brand new musical comedy! Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20’s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is ready to bring musical comedy back with a bang. Bullets Over Broadway stars Brooks Ashmanskas, Zach Braff, Nick Cordero, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Lenny Wolpe, Helene Yorke and Karen Ziemba. Previews Begin March 11th, 2014.
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Angela Lansbury To Host Career Transitions For Dancers Event

Five time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury will host Rolex presents Career Transitions For Dancers' 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th Ave) NYC. Career Transitions For Dancers helps dancers connect to their next career when dance is no longer an option.

The spectacular evening will highlight magical moments from past glittering galas which have featured thousands of dance world stars. Also joining the celebration are Tony Award Winners Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Karen Ziemba and Marvin Hamlisch. Artists from some of America’s greatest dance companies – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Momix, National Dance Institute, and Parsons Dance, will perform at the entertainment/dance event of the new season. There will be show-stopping Broadway numbers from “42nd Street” and “Chicago” and more stars, at this once-in-a-lifetime event that is not-to-be-missed!
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More Great Stocking Stuffers

'Billy Elliot,' Original London Cast, Decca BroadwayAfter a three-year wait, the London hit has reached New York and looks to repeat its effervescent success on Broadway. There will be no local cast recording, as the West End version is considered completely representative. Haydn Gwynne, imported for the New York production, is heard here, but the Billy — one of the initial three — is Liam Mower. The group number "Solidarity" is solid; so is "Expressing Yourself." The common wisdom has it that composer Elton John (Lee Hall is the lyricist) writes better when rocking, but he upends that canard on a bonus CD by turning "Electricity" into a superlative show tune.'The Gig,' Original York Theatre Company Cast, Jay RecordsThe musical comedy gods finally smile on Douglas J. Cohen's adaptation of Frank D. Gilroy's film tribute to male bonding and middle-age crises. This long-overdue recording is another step in establishing the tuner,
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