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Children's Theater Review: Freckleface Strawberry
"Freckleface Strawberry," the popular kids' book by actress Julianne Moore, comes to vibrant, musical life Off-Broadway. (read the story...)

Movie Review: The Kids Grow Up
"The Kids Grow Up" is a new documentary by Doug Block that delves into the anxieties and uncertainties of leaving for college — from a parent's perspective. (read the story...)

Anti-Bullying Musical Kicks Off Westchester Tour
In the wake of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi's suicide, this year's touring production of The New Kid is especially relevant. (read the story...)

Children's Theater: Cool Fall Shows in NYC - October 2010
Check out the best shows for kids playing this October in Manhattan - from Angelina Ballerina's stage debut to New York Music Festival's "Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical." You'll find all the information you need here, from plot summaries to show times. (read the story...)

'Beauty and the Beast' Debuts on Blu-ray, Joins Disney's Diamond Collection
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" will be released for a limited time this fall on Blu-ray and DVD, allowing parents to introduce a new generation of kids to this classic tale. (read the story...)

Broadway Review: The Addams Family: A Diabolically Cool Hit with Kids
Broadway's hit musical "The Addams Family" incorporates classic Addams-style humor and quirkiness into a fresh storyline and has hit super-sized success with families. (read the story...)

Halloween Tricks for Kids
Beyond the usual card tricks and sleight of hand illusions, the how-to for tricks like this one appear in the new book "Chills and Thrills: The Ultimate Anthology of the Mystical, Magical, Eerie and Uncanny," which is chock full of ghost stories, spells, legends, and lore to entertain your little ones this Halloween and beyond. (read the story...)

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - August 2010
Check out some noteworthy products on our radar for children and families, including the coolest back-to-school backpack (for kids AND parents) and the scar- and stretch mark-erasing product that celebrities like Heidi Klum, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kate Gosselin swear by. (read the story...)

Off-Broadway's 'Stomp' Turns Sweet 16
After 16 years, "Stomp" is one of the hippest, longest-running shows playing Off-Broadway. (read the story...)

Theater Review: Broadway's 'Billy Elliot'
A musical about dreams, dance, and the connection between a father and son. (read the story...)

Celebrity Parents: Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford
Get to know Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford, a Manhattan mother of two. We sat down with Rutherford to discuss her career, her charity work, and what it's like being mom to Hermes and Helena. (read the story...)

Kids Theater: ImaginOcean: So Much Fun in the Sea
Imaginocean, the Off-Broadway play for tots and families directed by John Tartaglia, submerges audiences in a whimsical world of saltwater and seaweed, where they'll learn the importance of friendship. (read the story...)

Celebrity Parent Jennie Garth: From Beverly Hills 90210 Teen to Veggie Queen
Actress and mother of three Jennie Garth, best known for her role as Kelly Taylor on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210," is now a spokesperson for Hidden Valley's "Love Your Veggies" campaign. Garth talks to us about life with three daughters, veggie advocacy, and her upcoming projects. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC
Find family-fun activities in our nation's capital. (read the story...)

Family Theater: Cirque du Soleil’s 'Ovo'
Read about the family-friendly show "Ovo," the first female-directed production from Cirque du Soleil, which runs April 9 through June 6 in New York. (read the story...)

Meet the Stars of 'The 101 Dalmatians Musical'
"The 101 Dalmatians Musical" begins its New York City tour April 7. Read about the show's canine cast, including 1-year-old Rascal, who went from abandoned pup to spotlight superstar. (read the story...)

Theater for Kids: 'Cinderella' on Stage in New York
Literally Alive Children's Theatre in Greenwich Village brings this classic fairytale to life once more, to kick off its 2010 anniversary season. (read the story...)

'Wall-to-Wall Sondheim' Feat. Lansbury, Stritch et al. Gets 3/22 Symphonyspace.org Broadcast
Wall to Wall Sondheim, which took place on March 19, 2005, was one of those once-in-a-lifetime events-a Woodstock for Sondheim-lovers. Sondheim himself was there for all twelve hours, culminating in a big 75th birthday cake. On Monday, March 22, in celebration of Sondheim's 80th birthday, the entire event will be remembered with a webcast at Symphony Space Live (symphonyspacelive.org). (read the story...)

Katherine Paterson Gives Advice on Children's Books
Read our exclusive interview with Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, award-winning author, and mother of four, for advice on what your kids should be reading. (read the story...)

Harper, Gillette, and Champion Join Dancers Over 40 Benefit, 4/12
On Monday, April 12th DO40 will present its first-ever song and dance concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Project Achieve and the NYC HIV Vaccine Trials Unit. Former gypsy and perennial television star Valerie Harper (right), on the heels of her new Broadway show, LOOPED, will make a special appearance along with guests Anita Gillette (photo, bottom right) and Marge Champion. DO40 members will be heavily represented, and guests from the ballet and modern world will also appear and donate their performances for these important causes. (read the story...)

Fire Ignites at AMERICAN IDIOT's St. James Theatre; No One Harmed
Yesterday, March 11, work on AMERICAN IDIOT was temporarily delayed when a fire broke out in the elevator shaft of the St. James Theatre. While an initial report into the FDNY indicated that someone was trapped inside the elevator, upon arrival firefighters confirmed that while the fire did indeed initiate in the elevator shaft, no one was inside. The building was evacuated and no one was harmed. The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation. (read the story...)

UNCHAIN MY HEART: The Ray Charles Musical to Open on Broadway 11/7
UNCHAIN MY HEART, The Ray Charles Musical, featuring the music of Ray Charles with a book by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Sheldon Epps will begin previews October 8, 2010 and open officially November 7, 2010 on Broadway at a Shubert Theatre to be announced. (read the story...)

Tomlin Hosts NCFT Gala; Honors Lane & Lee, 4/19
National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will hold its Annual Chairman's Awards Gala and benefit on Monday, April 19 at the St. Regis New York hotel. This year, NCTF Chairman James S. Turley, Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young, will honor Nathan Lane (returning to Broadway this season in The Addams Family), set designer Eugene Lee (Wicked) and Wells Fargo & Company. Accepting the award on behalf of Wells Fargo will be Joe Kirk, Regional President for New York and Connecticut. All net proceeds of the event will be distributed as the NCTF/WELLS FARGO FUND FOR NEW AMERICAN THEATRE. (read the story...)

Annual Lincoln Center Festival to Feature Bill T. Jones, von Hove et al., 7/7-7/25
Nigel Redden, Director of the Lincoln Center Festival, which runs from July 7 through July 25, 2010, today announced the Festival's line-up, which includes ten North American, U.S., and New York premieres, and debuts. The Festival will unfold in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus, including two major theater events on Governors Island-the North American premiere of Peter Stein's 12-hour marathon production of Dostoyevsky's The Demons (also known as The Possessed) and the North American premiere of Toneelgroep Amsterdam's production of Pier Paolo Pasolini's searing Teorema, adapted and staged by Ivo van Hove. (read the story...)

Josh Rhodes to Helm 'Broadway Bares XX: Strip-opoly' at Roseland Ballroom, 6/20
BROADWAY BARES XX: "STRIP-OPOLY" will be held on Sunday, June 20 with two performances only (9:30 PM & Midnight) at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street). BROADWAY BARES XX: "STRIP-OPOLY" is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (read the story...)


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