Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Resident Director Charlie Kenber on War Horse by Gabi Bergman

Joey and Albert have galloped into Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, boasting a true triumph of live theatre. The critically acclaimed War Horse has

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

This Week on Broadway for January 19, 2020: My Name is Lucy Barton by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Jan Simpson talk about My Name is Lucy Barton, Miss America’s Ugly Daughter, How to Load a Musket, Timon of Athens, and Jagged Little Pill This Week on Br…

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Life As A Young, Award-Winning Cellist by Artsjournal2

Sheku Kanneh-Mason has had quite the life in recent years, what with winning the BBC’s Young Musician Award in 2016 and performing at the wedding of Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle. He say…

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VIDEO: Watch an Epic Tenor Trio Performance of 'Into the Unknown' From FROZEN 2

Jim Hogan, an actor on the Waitress first national tour, shared a video of himself and two friends performing their own rendition of Into The Unknown from Frozen 2!

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Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., and More Will Voice Characters on CENTRAL PARK, New Series From Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has announced a new animated musical comedy, called Central Park, which will include the voices of some Broadway favorites!

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Haunting memories of a troubled past in ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre by Deb Miller

Is it ever truly possible to escape the pain and turmoil of the past or will the disturbing memories always be there to haunt you and to impact your present life? That’s the issue at hand …

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BWW Review: Erica Schmidt's Psychologically Intriguing MAC BETH Moves Uptown

After playing downtown's Lucille Lortel Theater last as year as part of Red Bull's season, director Erica Schmidt's psychologically intriguing Shakespeare adaptation titled MAC BETH moves no…

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This Austrian Village, Overrun By ‘Frozen’ Tourists, Wants Them To Go To The Salt Mines by Artsjournal2

Only 780 people live in Hallstatt, Austria – but a million tourists visit each year, hoping for the perfect Frozen-style photo. The town had had enough. “Hallstatt is embarking on a camp…

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We’re Losing Any Sense Of Place Because Now Everywhere Feels The Same by Artsjournal2

You can watch movies, order groceries, talk to friends, or do just about anything from anywhere, thanks to smart phones. “Nowhere feels especially remarkable, and every place adopts the pl…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Stumbling, Bumbling and Fumbling with Beth Leavel by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel concludes her weeklong residency at Feinstein's/54 Below, performing songs from her nearly 40 years in the theater. The post Stumbling, Bumbling and Fumbling wi…

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Comedic twist on Hamlet, John Barrymore, and theater archetypes in ‘I Hate Hamlet’ at The Castaways Repertory Theatre by Jim Pearson

I Hate Hamlet invites the audience to spend an evening with a young man plagued by indecision in a marvelous modern re-telling of Hamlet’s own quandary. With ghosts that appear upon the cl…

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Stephen King’s Twitter Comment About The Oscars Gets At One Of The Academy’s Deepest Problems by Artsjournal2

These guys just will not accept responsibility. “Diversity is too often discussed as something separate from, or even in conflict with, artistic virtue. It is treated as an abstract concep…

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Hank Azaria Says He Will Stop Voicing Apu On The Simpsons by Artsjournal2

But will Apu be retired from the show, or will the show get a new voice actor – perhaps an Indian American voice actor? This has been a long time coming. “In 2017, the comedian Hari Kond…

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Spanish Billionaire Fined $58 Million, Sent To Jail For Trying To Smuggle A Picasso Out Of Spain To Auction by Artsjournal2

And the ultimate punishment to the art dealer, who may not actually go to jail as it’s his first offense: “The artwork is now property of the state and has been given to the Reina Sofia …

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After Producers Guild Win, Looks Like ‘1917’ Is Becoming An Oscar Fave by Artsjournal2

Sam Mendes’ movie inspired by his grandfather, a movie starring many men, a movie that’s about war and that showcases technical skill, may now be the frontrunner for the Oscars. (This li…

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Though They’re ‘Chronically Underfunded,’ Libraries Are Vital Parts Of Their Communities by Artsjournal2

Toronto’s libraries have increased program attendance by more than 30 percent in the past decade, but funding has not kept up – not at all. The libraries say they want to get going on a …

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What Did Happiness Used To Look Like? by Artsjournal2

We don’t know without a lot of careful analysis because words and their meanings change. However, “over the past two or three decades, the historical study of emotions has developed a ri…

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Portraits Of Its People Rattle Some In A Georgia Town by Artsjournal2

Newnan, Georgia, reacted to a neo-Nazi rally by putting up 17 large-scale banner portraits of people in the town – a diverse collection including African Americans, Mexican Americans, and …

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What A ‘Narrative Performance’ Is – And What It Can Do For An Audience by Artsjournal2

Helen Shaw breaks it all down: “Our critical function operates differently with the storyteller than with scene-player, because we immediately wonder about truthfulness. … The narrating …

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A Royal Ballet Dancer Says It’s On Dancers (And Companies) To Make Sure Ballet Doesn’t Look Elitist by Artsjournal2

Marinela Nuñez: “When I’m dancing, I always think – even when I am in a fairytale ballet such as The Sleeping Beauty – that it is real. It touches me and it makes me think of my l…

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‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria is a comedic romp through the lines of succession and love by Em Skow

After a lifetime of believing he was a humble nobody, Montague “Monty” Navarro learns he is a long-lost member of the D’Ysquith family and the 9th in line for the family earldom. Deter…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

American Pops Orchestra cleverly re-imagines ‘The Pied Piper’ at Arena Stage by David Siegel

The weather outside was surely cold and cranky. But the outside world could be quickly forgotten as the American Pops Orchestra (APO), led by Maestro Luke Frazier, gently took children and a…

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When Broadway Called (feat. Diana) by Mo Brady

Today on our blog, we welcome some of the ensemblists from the new musical Diana to Broadway and learn about their journeys to the Great White Way. …

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Wick’s Cautionary Evita Reminds How Relevant It Remains Today by Bill Hirschman

Later we’ll get to the surprisingly strong performance of an America’s Got Talent semi-finalist in the title role; more importantly, the Wick Theatre’s production of Evita is a painful…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

“My Name is Lucy Barton” at the Manhattan Theatre Club by Richard Seff

There is a photo of Laura Linney on the cover of this play’s Playbill—a photo that is luminous and wistful and wise. Her eyes are focused on the distance outside the frame; her lips are …

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Learning to improvise with confidence and commitment in ‘Show Up, Kids!’ at The Kraine Theater by Deb Miller

Imagine you’ve got tickets to the theater and the star attraction gets stage fright and sends a note that she’s not coming. But the house is full and the show must go on, so if you’re …

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Celebrate the Late Jerry Herman on This Week's Elaine Paige on Sunday by

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday, and this week is all about celebrating the late Broadway…

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Onegin, Royal Opera House review: Ballet returns with a fascinating mix of established names and rising artists by  zoë Anderson,  zoë Anderson

Reece Clarke's Onegin is powerfully danced, with a distinctive sense of character

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BWW Flashback: Laura Linney's Best On-Screen Moments!

Laura Linney, who currently stars on Broadway in My Name is Lucy Barton, is an acclaimed actress of the stage. Linney has also been a staple of the television and film industry for the last …

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‘Asks some refreshing questions’: TWELFTH NIGHT – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre by Liz Dyer

As a slightly weary Twelfth Night veteran, personally I enjoyed this more sombre adaptation of the play, which remains accessible to newcomers while offering a fresh perspective to those who…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Park Avenue Armory Celebrates Women’s Suffrage With 100 Artists by Devi Lockwood

To mark 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Armory and a group of 10 cultural institutions are commissioning works from women.

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Writing About War, But, You Know, With Women by Artsjournal2

You’ve probably heard of the French Resistance, but do you know about the great-grandmothers of Ethiopia in 1935? Ethiopian novelist Maaza Mengiste’s second novel (partly) concerns the w…

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Why Did The Public Shut Down A Climate Activist’s Play Early? by Artsjournal2

The show, The Truth Has Changed, tells of Josh Fox’s anti-fracking work and what he describes as “incessant harassment” from the gas and petroleum industries. Fox says the issue was th…

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Norma Tanega, Whose Hit Single Was Covered By Nearly Everyone, Has Died At 80 by Artsjournal2

Tanega’s “Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog,” which was truly a recounting of her life with her cat named Dog, smashed through 1966 and was covered by Barry McGuire, jazz artists, Yo La Tengo…

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Denis Jones on Making an Entirely New Chicago by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated director-choreographer re-envisions the minimalist musical for its bow at Florida's Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Euphrat exhibit honors ‘Women Pathmakers’ by Anne Gelhaus

The current exhibit at De Anza College’s Euphrat Museum of Art honors women whose courage and creativity helped change the world. “Women Pathmakers” is on view through March 12 in conj…

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Review: Jazzmeia Horn Makes Her Return in the New Jazz Club at the REACH by Michele Simms-Burton

Jazz vocalist, Jazzmeia Horn, returned to her home at the Kennedy Center on Saturday evening to deliver the first performance in the REACH’s jazz club, Studio K. Perhaps there is no better…

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Review: The Girl with Glitter in her Eye, The Bunker Theatre by Alexandra Wilbraham

Review: The Girl with Glitter in her Eye, The Bunker Theatre4.0starsSince the Bunker Theatre announced it will be closing its doors in March this year, it is with somewhat of a heavy heart t…

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Players’ new artistic director is a familiar face by Anne Gelhaus

Kevin Surace is a familiar face in the orchestra pit for the Sunnyvale Community Players, having worked as music director on several shows with the company. As the Players’ new artistic di…

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4615 Theatre’s gripping ‘A Measure of Cruelty’ rips open three men’s wounds by John Stoltenberg

The casual cruelty that constructs men’s certainty they’re real men—and the cost of that violence to others and to themselves—comes under scathing scrutiny in Joe Calarco’s shatter…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Be Profiled on New Apple TV+ Documentary Series DEAR...

A new documentary series on Apple TV+ will profile Broadway favorite Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more!

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Johnny Haymer: “Some Time You Make Me So Mad!” by Trav S.D.

The career of Johnny Haymer (Haymer Lionel Fileg, 1920-1989) is kind of small fry but I do like the arc of it. Though he might be best remembered as Sgt. Zale on M*A*S*H (1974-79), it was hi…

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The National Archives Blurred A Historic, And Historical, Photograph Of The Women’s March To Blur Anti-Trump Signs by Artsjournal2

They did what? Yes. They digitally blurred the photo before it went on display in the nation’s capital. To quote one strong tweet about it, “This is some weird Soviet shit right here.”…

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The Vaudeville (and Burlesque) of Dolly Parton by Trav S.D.

Dolly Parton (b. 1946) is a one-woman industry at this stage. A true biography naming all of her accomplishments would need to be book-length. But the rationale for this post can be summed u…

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Marianela Nuñez: ‘Ballet isn’t elitist – it’s our responsibility to make people get it’ by Sarah Crompton

The Royal Ballet principal on her changing roles, how she dances through difficult emotions, and being ‘a complete bunhead’ Marianela Nuñez is one of the most acclaimed ballerinas in th…

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Hollywood Preps For A Writers’ Strike, But The Landscape Has Dramatically Changed Since The Last One by Artsjournal2

Streaming was barely a thing back in the day of the last big strike – but it still cost everyone a lot of money and time. “Studios, production companies and guild members are all eager t…

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REVIEW: Jason Gardiner – In The Closet, Crazy Coqs London ✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Douglas Mayo reviews Jason Gardiner in In The Closet, an autobiographical cabaret/show now playing at Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel, London. This post REVIEW: Jason Gardiner …

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VIDEO: Gavin Lee and Heidi Blickenstaff Perform at Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Disney World is presenting a Disney on Broadway concert series during Epcot International Festival of the Arts this month. The series kicked off this weekend and you can check out a video fr…

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‘Fascinating drama’: THE STORY / HELA – Touring by Ian Foster

The Other Room’s The Story and Hela make a delightful and daring double bill of Welsh drama at Theatre503.

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"in this fine suit" by Aleshea Harris

By Aleshea Harris. Playwright Aleshea Harris reflects on the tensions of being a Black theatremaker and 'negotiating bodily presence' in a keynote speech at the 2020 Under the Radar Festival…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Peter Larkin, Broadway Designer And Creator Of The Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership, Has Died At 93 by Artsjournal2

Larkin won four Tonys for his work as a designer on Broadway. “Larkin won his Tonys in a remarkable run in the mid-1950s, for Ondine, The Teahouse of the August Moon, No Time for Sergeants…

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Le Corsaire; Resolution review – ridiculously entertaining by Bidisha

Coliseum; the Place, LondonEnglish National Ballet delivers a bravura, gravity-defying Le Corsaire. At the Place, a faith-restoring showcase of new talent Le Corsaire is a 19th-century fever…

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Beckett Triple Bill review – ticklish satire and quiet melancholy by Arifa Akbar

Jermyn Street theatre, LondonDavid Threlfall, James Hayes, Niall Buggy and Lisa Dwan star in Trevor Nunn’s atmospheric productions of Krapp’s Last Tape, Eh Joe and The Old Tune Harold Pi…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Protesters Shut Down The Louvre by Artsjournal2

The protestors are angry about the government’s proposed pension reforms, and they’ve shut down much of Paris on and off over the past six weeks. “‘Closing the Louvre to prevent tour…

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2019 Post-Gazette Performers of the Year: Lisa Velten Smith and Daniel Krell by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actors worked together in “A Doll’s House Part 2” at the Public and continued to shine in Pittsburgh theaters throughout the year.

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‘Hilarious play which brings the rom-com up to date’: JEW…ish – King’s Head Theatre ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Co-creators Poppy Damon and Saul Boyer have morphed old and new in JEW...ish by combining the traditional family Jewish values and a modern polyamorous relationship, although it doesn't soun…

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See Laura Osnes, Courtney Reed, Susan Egan, and More in Broadway Princess Party: Brunch at Sony Hall by Nathan Skethway

The concert event, which took place January 12, also featured Frozen's Patti Murin and Newsies alum Kara Lindsay.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Broadway Review: My Name Is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney by Jonathan Mandell

“Lonely was the first flavor I had tasted in my life, and it was always there, hidden inside the crevices of my mouth, reminding me.” That’s what Laura Linney as Lucy Barton tells us f…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Ballet at the Soraya in February by Pauline Adamek

Calling all ballet and dance aficionadi!! Two magnificent, world-class ballets can be experienced at The Soraya in Northridge next month, during February. Once again, The Younes and Soraya …

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Scene on Radio podcast asks: has US democracy ever been healthy?

The origins of political systems come under scrutiny in new series

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Emojiland Opens Off-Broadway January 19 by Olivia Clement

Ann Harada, George Abud, Lesli Margherita, Lucas Steele, and more are part of the ensemble cast of the new musical comedy at The Duke.

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Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play Wraps Up Broadway Run January 19 by Olivia Clement

The critically acclaimed play, directed by Robert O'Hara, concludes its extended, limited engagement at the Golden Theatre.

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Tony-Winning Oklahoma! Revival Closes on Broadway January 19 by Logan Culwell-Block

Rebecca Naomi Jones and Damon Daunno star in the re-imagined production from director Daniel Fish.

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