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Broadway Friday

- Critics are predicting that next month's opening of All My Sons starring Katie Holmes will be a major flop. Advance sales have been abysmal. The cast includes John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest.

- Spike Lee will film Tony winner Passing Strange over several performances later this month for release as a feature film. The movie will likely air on cable.

- Many Broadway houses will be dark tonight for the holiday. Check the special holiday weekend schedule of all Broadway houses here.

- Check out the reviews for the cast recordings of A Catered Affair, Xanadu, Passing Strange, In The Heights, and South Pacific.

- Actors Equity reached an agreement with theatre owners and producers on Wednesday, averting a strike. The new deal covers the next 39 months and includes added compensation for internet use of performances.

- Yesterday Phantom Of The Opera became the first show in Broadway history to reach 8500 performances. The show became the longest-running ever back in January 2006.

- Xanadu star Kerry Butler and the cast of Forbidden Broadway will perform at the ribbon-cutting for the new TKTS booth in Brooklyn on July 10th. The booth is above the Jay Street-Borough Hall stop of the A-C-F lines.

- Cast members from Altar Boyz, Blue Man Group, The Fantasticks, The Hip-Hop Theater Festival, and Noche Flamenca will participate in a special Off-Broadway concert at 5:30pm on Thursday, July 10 in Union Square Park, to be hosted by Jim Caruso.

- Head to Joe's Pub for: BE IN: A Night of Music and Love with members of the Public Theater's cast of Hair, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Mondays, July 7th and August 11th, 9:30pm. Tickets available here, only $20.
Members of the cast of The Public Theater's production of "Hair" is holding a Be-In! Come celebrate with the Tribe as they sing songs of peace, love, and freedom in a night that will leave you inspired to "Let Love Rule". An evening of surprise guests and great music will surely be the perfect soundtrack for your very own "Summer of Love". All proceeds to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, $20.


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