Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends at NY Pops by Sandi Durell

  By Iris Wiener   With a flash, bam, alakazam, a wonderful tribute to Nat King Cole was given on February 8th when The New York Pops paid tribute to the timeless artist’s centen…

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Review: ‘The Wolves’ at NextStop Theatre by Chuck Leonard

Sarah DeLappe’s first play, The Wolves, was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and has subsequently been produced all over the country. The production at NextStop Theatre Co…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘The Light,’ an Unexpected Mix of #MeToo and Rom-Com by Alexis Soloski

Loy A. Webb’s tear-struck thesis play starts with an engagement and swerves into the territory of sexual-assault trauma.

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Reviews: ‘Mies Julie’ and ‘Dance of Death,’ Love and Madness in Strindberg by Ben Brantley

Two productions at the Classic Stage Company channel the electric ambivalence of August Strindberg.

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Review: ‘Once’ at Olney Theatre Center by Andra Abramson

If you’ve never heard of the musical Once, written by Edna Walsh, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, you aren’t alone. Despite receiving eleven 2012 Tony Award …

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Review: ‘First Date’ by Other Voices Theatre by Terri Magers

Anyone who has ever been on a blind date knows the nerve-wracking anxiety that usually goes with it. “What will my date be like? Will we have anything to talk about? Will we be compatible?…

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The 2019 Stella Prize Longlist Announced by Arts Review

Now in its seventh year, the influential and a much-loved feature of the Australian literary calendar, the Stella Prize has announced the twelve extraordinary books by Australian women on th…

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The Light **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter February 10, 2019: The grand opening of the MCC’s beautiful new, state-of-the art, two-theatre complex—the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space—gives what was once a…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Wish Granted! Watch This Epic Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Aladdin by Lindsey Sullivan

The Grammys may be music's biggest night, but it's becoming a shining, shimmering, splendid one for theater fans. A trailer for the highly anticipated live-action version of Ala…

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Grammys 2019: Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello and more best-dressed stars hit high notes by Usa Today, Erin Jensen, Usa Today

Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello and Alicia Keys led the charge at the 2019 Grammy Awards.        

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Struggling with Strindberg: ‘The Dance of Death’ and ‘Mies Julie’ by Matthew Wexler

Classic Stage Company presents adaptations of August Strindberg's 'Dance of Death' and 'Mies Julie' in repertory. The post Struggling with Strindberg: ‘The Dance of Death’ and &#…

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VIDEO: Meet the Genie in the First TV Spot for ALADDIN by Stage Tube

The first TV spot for Disney's upcominglive-action adaptation Aladdin has been released, and it includes new, never-before-seen footage.

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Micro Histories by Arts Review

Exploring the relationship between architecture, art, people and place, artworks and artefacts are paired with contemporary architecture from six of Brisbane’s most exciting architectu…

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Rounding Through the Dance of Death by Sandi Durell

  By Marcina Zaccaria   A figure of a man is cast across the stage in a large shadow.  His head, his heart, and his soul can no longer compete.  Though raised in a glorious milit…

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Lady Gaga Addresses Mental Health Issues In Grammy Speech by Nate Nickolai

Accepting the award for best pop duo/performance, Lady Gaga took a minute out of her Grammy speech to address the issue of mental illness in the entertainment industry. “I’m so p…

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Watch New Promo for Disney's Live-Action Aladdin, Featuring First Look at Will Smith's Blue Genie by Ryan McPhee

The movie, featuring the songs of the original 1992 animated film and new tunes, arrives in theatres May 24.

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The Light: Black #MeToo Arguments Blaze Away In a Timely New Drama by Michael Sommers

★★★★ Playwright Loy A. Webb, director Logan Vaughn, and two fine actors deliver a hot he said/she said story The post The Light: Black #MeToo Arguments Blaze Away In a Timely New Dr…

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The Light: Playwright Loy A. Webb Tackles Woman-Man Problem by David Finkle

★★★★ McKinley Belcher III and Mandi Masden give their impressive all under director Logan Vaughn The post The Light: Playwright Loy A. Webb Tackles Woman-Man Problem appeared first o…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Mies Julie and The Dance of Death: Strindberg Strengthened, Weakened by David Finkle

Yale Farber's Mies Julie ★★★★ smartly transforms Strindberg, while The Dance of Death revival ★★ merely smarts The post Mies Julie and The Dance of Death: Strindberg Strengthe…

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Mies Julie and The Dance of Death: The First Is Hot, the Second Is Not by Michael Sommers

Classic Stage offers two Strindberg plays in separate productions, one more august than the other The post Mies Julie and The Dance of Death: The First Is Hot, the Second Is Not appeared fir…

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Mies Julie in Repertory at Classic Stage Company by Sandi Durell

  By Joseph Pisano   Love is no match for the past in Mies Julie, playwright Yaël Farber’s blistering update of the notoriously overheated August Strindberg classic. In the …

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Today on Broadway: Monday, February 11, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: Actors’ Equity and Broadway League Reach Deal to End Strike, “Be More Chill” and “Kiss Me Kate” Begin Previews this Week, “Wicked” Movie Pus…

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The Good Person of Szechwan, Pushkin Drama Theatre, Barbican review - slick Russian Brecht by David Nice

Musically strong, if persistent, this production has a star protagonist"In our country the capable man needs luck," belts out Shen Te, the Good Person of Szechwan in the most powerful song o…

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Boomerang Festival returns to Bluesfest Byron Bay in 2019 by Arts Review

Managed and programmed from a First Nations perspective, Byron Bay Bluesfest prepares to welcome back the much-loved cultural event; Boomerang Festival – a dedicated Indigenous perform…

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Gonzaga University to host ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ a play once banned on campus by Chad Sokol

The Feb. 14 performance, hosted by Gonzaga’s theater and dance department and YWCA Spokane, will be part of an annual “V-Day” campaign that aims to end violence against women and girls.

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THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE: Indeed, a Trial. by Peter Filichia

  It sure doesn’t look like a courtroom where a trial would take place. If you go to the Abrons...Continue Reading The post THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE: Indeed, a Trial. appeare…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Theatre Review: ‘Nell Gwynn’ at Folger Theatre by Norah Dick

All the world’s a stage, but not everyone has always had access to it, as we are reminded in Jessica Swale’s fantastic “Nell Gwynn,” in a new production at Folger Theatre, directed b…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Mies Julie” at Classic Stage Company by David Roberts

Afrikaans protagonist Mies Julie (Elise Kibler) and Xhosa antagonist John (James Udom), though childhood friends, are from vastly different social orders. Now in their twenties, they are sep…

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Theatre Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at Newtowne Players’ Theatre by Kaylin Beach

With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, many local theatres are featuring the fun romantic comedy or deep romantic drama to attract lovers young and old. Newtowne Players, in Lexington P…

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BTS Makes Grammys Debut, Wants to Work With Lady Gaga and Camila Cabello (Watch) by Nate Nickolai

The BTS army might be gaining some monsters with the band’s next collaboration. During the Grammys red carpet, the K-pop sensation told Variety‘s Marc Malkin that they hope to …

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Dance Review: ‘Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’ at the Kennedy Center by Norah Dick

Introducing the performance of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s 60th anniversary season at the Kennedy Center, the company’s artistic director, Robert Battle, spoke of Mr. Ailey’s s…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Music Man’ at the Kennedy Center by Kristen Waagner

You’ll be in trouble (with a capital T!) if you don’t catch Broadway Center Stage’s production of “The Music Man,” playing now at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre.…

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Brandi Carlile Goes Three for Three in Grammy Pre-Telecast; Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgaves, Childish Gambino Get Two by Chris Willman

One of this year’s most nominated artists at the Grammys, Brandi Carlile, won all three of the awards she was up for in the pre-telecast ceremony Sunday afternoon. She was one of two p…

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What is Ariana Grande doing instead of attending the Grammys? by Usa Today, David Oliver and Erin Jensen, Usa Today

Ariana Grande was saying "thank u, next" to Grammys drama ahead of Sunday's awards show on social media.        

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Tony-Winning Producer and Actor Joseph Sirola Dies at 89 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Tony Award-winning producer Joseph Sirola.

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Critic's Notebook: A new ballet score for 'The Great Gatsby' imitates silent film music by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fitzgerald wrote “The Great Gatsby” in 1925, when jazz was catching on in Paris and the foxtrot and tango were taking the U.S. by storm.

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GOD SHOWS UP - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Televangelist Thomas Isaac Rehan has scored quite a programming coup, with a very very very special guest scheduled to appear on the broadcast from his sprawling megachurch and compound in a…

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Review: ‘My Very Own British Invasion’ at Paper Mill Playhouse by Deb Miller

Based on an idea by Peter Noone, front man of the 1960s English pop-rock band Herman’s Hermits, the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion has opened for a limited engagement at Ne…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Westminster Agility 2019 by Barry Gordin

Border Collie, Verb, takes top prize at Agility Championship. February 10, 2019: Border Collies dominated on Saturday at the 6th Annual Westminster Agility Championships presented by Pu…

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Lady Gaga Wins Grammys for ‘Shallow,’ ‘Joanne’ by Nate Nickolai

Lady Gaga is starting the night off strong with two Grammy wins before she even hits the red carpet. Prior to the actual awards ceremony, the “A Star Is Born” Oscar nominee took …

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The Band's Visit Wins 2019 Grammy Award; Hugh Jackman Nabs First Grammy for The Greatest Showman by Lindsey Sullivan

It's already shaping up to be an awesome Grammy Awards! The Band's Visit cast recording took home the 2019 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album on February 10. The album beat out re…

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Review: ‘Nell Gwynn’ at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre by Sophia Howes

Nell Gwynn (1650-1687) was not only one of the most talented actresses in Restoration Theatre, but also one of the most beloved. That was because “pretty, witty” Nell, as diarist Samuel …

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Wins the GRAMMY for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media by TV News Desk

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN has won the GRAMMY for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards

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Review: Evil Dead the Musical (Black Button Eyes Productions) by Lauren Emily Whalen

Evil Dead the Musical is spooky silliness at its finest, a must-see for those who like singing, dancing and plenty of stabbing. Highly Recommended! (review by Lauren Emily Whalen)

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Interview with: Marc Stuart Weitz -NY Indie Theatre Film Festival (NYITFF) by Jacquelyn Claire

The NY Indie Theatre Film Festival (NYITFF) opens its 2019 edition on February 8 at 7pm and is produced by the award-winning New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher St.), in Manhattan’s West Vil…

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Broadway Review: CALL ME MADAM (Encores!) by Anna Hulkower

CALL ME UNDERWHELMED For City Center’s 75th anniversary season, Encores! has revived a show from its second year, Call Me Madam — only the second show it has ever repeated. Irving B…

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Chicago Theater Review: PIPELINE (Victory Gardens) by Lawrence Bommer

A PIPELINE TO GREAT THEATER The title of Pipeline refers to the much-reviled “school-to-prison” conduit that keeps minority kids from any outcome but incarceration, soft or hard. It’…

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Ariana Grande, a No-Show, Wins First-Ever Grammy Award by Shirley Halperin

Ariana Grande, who is sitting out this year’s Grammy Awards following a disagreement with producers over which songs would be featured during her performance, has picked up her first …

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Theater Review: THE FATHER (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at Theater Wit) by Lawrence Bommer

THE SOUND OF A BRAIN BREAKING Uncertainty is the default drive behind the 95 excruciating minutes of French playwright Florian Zeller’s The Father. Seldom has a staged mystery shifted so …

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L.A. Theater Review: Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’ by Peter Debruge

How much can you change “Cinderella” before it is no longer “Cinderella”? In the case of choreography maestro Matthew Bourne — who, it should be said, first unveiled his spin on th…

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The BAFTA Live Blog by Artsjournal2

As the ceremony happens, the blog will update with a full list of winners. To begin with, though, it’s red carpet commentary. – The Guardian (UK)

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San Diego Theatre Week offers performing-arts deals as it returns for a fourth edition by James Hebert

Three years ago, San Diego Theatre Week launched with an idea modeled after the popular Restaurant Week: Offer special deals to bring people through the doors and, with luck, turn them into …

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Quick draw artist? Sacramento painter opens for Kiss, auctions off artworks

Sacramento-based artist David Garibaldi has been opening for Kiss since the iconic rock band kicked off their final tour in January, and made a special pit stop in his hometown … Click…

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THE BAND'S VISIT Wins the GRAMMY for Best Musical Theater Album by TV News Desk

The original Broadway cast recording of THE BAND'S VISIT has won the GRAMMY for Best Musical Theater Album at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

The Music Industry Is Changing, And This Grammys Party Showed How by Artsjournal2

Or at least it COULD change, according to those at Janelle Monáe’s “Fem the Future” brunch. Stacy L. Smith, founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative: …

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Is Britain’s West End Finally Stepping Up For Women Playwrights? by Artsjournal2

Looks like it. Of course, there’s always (been) Agatha Christie and The Mousetrap, but looking beyond Dame Agatha, “Changes do appear to be happening. And activism … is he…

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‘The Band’s Visit’ wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater album by Caitlin Huston

“The Band’s Visit” won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, the Recording Academy announced Sunday afternoon. The Tony Award-winning musical was in a category tha…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

The Band's Visit Cast Recording Wins 2019 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album by Ryan McPhee

The category also included My Fair Lady, Once On This Island, Carousel, and Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

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Theatre Review: ‘Working’ by Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington by Jeannette Mulherin

A musical in two acts, ‘Working” is a humorous and touching meditation on how and why we do what we do, what our work means to us and the people we care about, and how we feel when our w…

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Cabaret KATIE! Interviews the Phenomenally Marvelous Marilyn Maye by Cabaret Katie

Cabaret KATIE! McGrath interview award-winning vocalist Marilyn Maye, who returns to The Iridium with her trio in a special Valentine’s show, Marilyn Maye—Always from the Heart. The four…

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University Of North Carolina: How Opera Can Add To The Awareness Of Social Justice Issues by Artsjournal

“We are working on an opera right now called ‘A Good Boy,’ which is about families who have loved ones living on death row,” Marc Callahan, who is responsible for directi…

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Study: El Sistema And Music Therapy And Their Roles In Community Empowerment by Artsjournal

“The purpose of this study was to comparatively examine the ways in which Communities of Music Therapy and El Sistema programs may address the empowerment needs of individuals and comm…

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Ford Foundation To Open Art And Social Justice Gallery by Artsjournal

The foundation in recent years has focused itself around social justice and equity issues. But this is the first time it has got into programming itself. “Art fosters representation, and w…

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The Director Of ‘The Shoplifters’ Isn’t Interested In Happy Endings by Artsjournal2

If you’ve seen Hirokazu Kore-eda’s other films, like Nobody Knows or Like Father, Like Son, you won’t be surprised that The Shoplifters isn’t all about joy. The …

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Playing in the minor leagues by Artsjournal2

Smaller market orchestras deserve great marketing (not this mess). – Greg Sandow

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New York City Ballet Presents a New Work by Artsjournal2

What would Isaac Newton have thought of this new ballet? – Deborah Jowitt

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The Classical Grammys Are Irrelevant Right Now, But That Might Change Quickly by Artsjournal2

Anne Midgette: As more and more orchestras record their live performances for broadcast and for sale, the Grammys may change. “Since, as we’ve seen, recordings tend to feature differ…

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Lou Harrison and The Great American Piano Concerto — Reprised by Artsjournal2

Lou Harrison’s Piano Concerto is “a technical tour de force: a terrific sonata form whose trajectory does not depend on directional harmony.” – Joe Horowitz

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

The Oregon College Of Arts And Crafts Will No Longer Grant Degrees by Artsjournal2

The OCAC’s future is in doubt after negotiations with both Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art ended without a deal. Meanwhile, with 70 full and part-tim…

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Rosamunde Pilcher, Author Of ‘The Shell Seekers,’ Has Died At 94 by Artsjournal2

Pilcher had been writing short stories and novels for decades before her most famous book made her a star, and not just in Britain and the U.S. “A string of German TV productions based…

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The Story of Two Alan Hales, Père et Fils by Trav S.D.

Like most living humans, my pathway to the father-and-son Alan Hales went backward from the most trivial starting place. Gilligan’s Island. We met Alan Hale, Jr. (The Skipper) first, …

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

$1 million goes to 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre by Chris Jones

City of Chicago is to officially announce Monday that $1 million has been secured in new funding to support the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre initiative that officially begins this week, in t…

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Coming Attractions: February 10 through 26 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual art, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. The post Coming Attractions: February 10 through 26 — What Will L…

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The Star Of ‘Roma’ Wasn’t Plucked From Obscurity by Artsjournal2

Here’s some of the real story of Yalitza Aparicio, the first indigenous woman nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. Sure, she didn’t know cinema that well – and here’s …

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Books: Not Dead At All, Not Even Dying by Artsjournal2

So, to quote a great movie whose screenwriter had also written the book, stop saying that! “The reality is that if 76% of any population is participating in a single activity then yo…

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Post-Apocalypse Now by Artsjournal2

The future, and present, of fiction is cli-fi – books about what humans do while, and after, we change the climate. “We need to show people what life will look like under current…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: THIRST TRAP, Above The Stag by Charlotte Downes

James Barr's Thirst Trap is an outrageously funny exploration of modern dating. Following a four-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, the two London dates have been extended to four a…

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BWW Review: THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN, Barbican Centre by Louis Train

A hail of cigarette boxes, bicycles, jazz, and divine intervention. Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre's The Good Person of Szechwan, at the Barbican Centre, is unpredictable, intense, and cathart…

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BWW TV Exclusive: What Should You Do in an Audition Room? Casting Directors Tell All Backstage at the Artios Awards! by BroadwayWorld TV

The 2019 Artios Awards for Television, Theatre, Short Films and Short Form Series held ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on January 31, 2019. Nominees and winners are voted on by member…

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This Week on Broadway for February 10, 2019: The Light, Call Me Madam by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss The Light @ MCC, Call Me Madam @ Encores, To Kill a Mockingbird, My Fair Lady, The Shadow of a Gunman @ Irish Rep, Colin Quin…

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In 'Pipeline' at Victory Gardens, a teacher and mother is terrified for her son by Chris Jones

Mother with teenagers — a demographic famous for ignoring its own fragility — invariably worry about them. But African-American mothers, innumerable data points confirm, have particular …

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Full casting announced for MT Fest at The Other Palace

Playing at London’s The Other Palace from 11 to 23 February 2019, the Taster Menu series – as part of the inaugural MT Fest UK – will showcase eight new musicals via 45-minute semi-sta…

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Call Me Madam - Bright, Bouncy, and at times creaky by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderGiven the state of things in the world today, one would think the time would be prefect for a revival of the 1950 Broadway musical, Call Me Madam. The show currentl…

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Adelina Patti: Bird-like Baroness from the Bronx by Trav S.D.

Opera is not our usual beat here on Travalanche, but we’ve had many occasions to need to write about it, as many opera singers performed in vaudeville, many impresarios bankrolled both…

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Protesters Hit Guggenheim For Its Sackler Family Ties by Artsjournal2

As fake OxyContin prescription slips fell from the upper walkways of the Guggenheim Museum, protesters explained this action against the museum, which has accepted rather a lot of money from…

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A Brief Timeline Of All Of The Shady ‘National Enquirer’ Doings, Pre-Bezos by Artsjournal2

Just in case you haven’t been following along, here’s the deal. “The Enquirer makes no pretense of following journalistic norms, and its parent company has a longer history…

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‘An emotional rollercoaster with troubles that we can all relate to’: THE BAND – Touring ★★★★ by Liz Dyer

Surprisingly The Band – the new musical by Tim Firth interwoven with a plethora of Take That hits – is not a story of how The Band rose to fame, and their ups and downs. Instead the tale…

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How Be More Chill’s George Salazar Turned His Michael Into More Than a Sidekick by Ruthie Fierberg

Playing the supporting character in Joe Iconis’ Broadway musical, Salazar redefines the “best friend type.”

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12 Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows Perfect for Date Night by Ruthie Fierberg

From brash comedies with a big heart to sweeping romances, these musicals are the ticket for a night out with your special someone.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: SADLER'S WELLS SAMPLED, Sadler's Wells by Vikki Jane Vile

Sadler's Wells annual pick 'n' mix buffet of dance offerings return again for a selection of live performances and interactive front of house experiences.

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Photo Coverage: Lena Hall Performs Past Audition Material at the Sheen Center by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The Sheen Center for Thought amp Culture presented Tony Award winner Lena Hall in 'The Art of the Audition From Falling Apart to Nailing the Part' live onstage in the Loreto Theater.

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The Four Star Revue by Trav S.D.

We choose Jimmy Durante’s birthday for a quick squib on a major TV variety show he was associated with, NBC’s Four Star Revue. Like The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Four Star Revue&#…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

How The Weinstein Company’s Bankruptcy Continues To Hurt Native Women by Artsjournal2

The deal was to take the Weinstein company name off, and donate future from, the film Wind River to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. “For the center, which is run ou…

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Suddenly, London Is Getting Two World-Class Concert Halls by Artsjournal2

Will Frank Gehry’s new Wimbledon concert hall outshine the also new Centre for Music in the City of London? That’s a lot of new musical architecture all at once. – The Obs…

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If Your Name Is Josh Cohen, You Probably Think 'The Other Josh Cohen' Is About You by Catherine Rampell

A group of men all named Josh Cohen went to a new off-Broadway musical The Other Josh Cohen. It's a common Jewish name. One of them thought the show was about him, for good reason.

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Lady Gaga, you were right to skip BAFTAs for Grammys but should have made Bradley Cooper come too by Paul Sheehan

Lady Gaga is expected to win four Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10), including her first in the prestigious general field. She is predicted to take home both Record and Song of the Year …

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Theatre Lab’s ‘Silent’ Articulates Questions About Integrity by Bill Hirschman

Although We Will Not Be Silent is suffused with a long dorm night’s worth of philosophical and moral gymnastics, playwright David Meyers and Theatre Lab inject the audience so deeply into …

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‘I remained unsurprised & unmoved’: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other – National Theatre by Rev Stan

Despite committed performances by Blanchett and Dillane, there is something cold and mechanical to what is going on in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other at the National Theatre.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

How to Handle Rejection and let it Propel You by Victoria Cairl

(or How the High School Musical Cast List changed my life) The author as Lucy Brown….finally.My middle daughter, Ava, tried out for Grease at Peekskill High School last week. She decided …

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James Baldwin Deserves Better Than Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ by Artsjournal2

Sure, it’s a nice celebration of two young Black people in love, but: “It has been defanged, declawed—and Baldwin’s novel works precisely because of those jagged, painful e…

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Actors Equity Strike Ends For Shows In Development by Artsjournal2

The strike was against the Broadway League; Actors Equity said that actors and stage managers involved with readings, labs, and developmental shows hadn’t seen a raise since 2007. R…

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Taking Leaps in Leadership by Sarah Rasmussen, Joanie Schultz

By Sarah Rasmussen, Joanie Schultz. In Part II of this conversation, Sarah Rasmussen, artistic director at Minneapolis’s Jungle Theater, and Joanie Schultz, former artistic director at Add…

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2019 GRAMMY AWARDS Winners - Updating Live! by TV News Desk

Music's Biggest Night - the GRAMMYs - is here Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on CBSat 800 p.m. ET500 p.m. PT.

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Review: Blue, Chapter Arts Centre by Emma Robinson

Review: Blue, Chapter Arts Centre3.0Overall ScoreSome plays may seem familiar; but the best are always the ones that should be done again. Blue definitely falls into both these categories. S…

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Does Bradley Cooper’s Best Director Oscar snub give him all-important sympathy factor to win Best Actor? by Robert Pius

Bradley Cooper was undoubtedly hoping for a Best Director nomination for his feature film debut “A Star Is Born” to go along with the ones he received for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screen…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Lottie Kimbrough: The Kansas City Butterball by Trav S.D.

Another post in celebration of Black History Month. Today we celebrate classic blues singer Lottie Kimbrough. Lottie is one of those wonderfully elusive figures that were still possible in t…

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Britain’s Film Academy Diversified Its Membership, And Its Awards May That Change by Artsjournal2

As the BAFTAs approach, they’ll be the “first to take place since the organisation introduced a new set of eligibility rules, designed to increase diversity in the films it honou…

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Why Do We Keep Forgiving Facebook? [AUDIO] by Artsjournal2

It’s rewriting our brains, maybe? Because “it seems no breach of trust, misuse of data or dissemination of damaging falsehoods rattles the company’s bottom line.” –…

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The Good Person of Szechwan review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘an extraordinary performance’ by Natasha Tripney

The Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre production of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan contains one of the most impressive performances you’re likely

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BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Trevor Nunn: 'I'm amazed by Harley Granville Barker's prescience and extraordinary modernity' by Sir Trevor Nunn

The veteran director introduces the London premiere of the English dramatist's heretofore unknown play, 'Agnes Colander'So here we are with another edition of IQ, and the subj…

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Review: My Dad’s Gap Year, Park Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: My Dad’s Gap Year, Park Theatre3.0starsMy Dad’s Gap Year – already the title sounds like my idea of a nightmare. Would I want my father to go on a gap year at his ripe old age?…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Pinter Seven at the Harold Pinter Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Pinter 7, the final double bill in the Jamie Lloyd Company’s Harold Pinter season, is now playing in the West End. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

The DNA Test That Led, Perhaps Inevitably, To A Book Contract by Artsjournal2

Dani Shapiro: “This is my 10th book. Writing it, I was confronted with all of my past writer selves, and all the books that writer wrote. … In my early novels, and as recently a…

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The Final Grammy Predictions? by Artsjournal2

Yes, the Los Angeles Times has some ideas about who will win, or who should win, and it’s all focused on the Classical Gramm … just kidding. Face-off: Cardi B and Kendrick Lama…

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Blue/Orange review – smarm, charm and raw emotion in gladiatorial mental health drama by Arifa Akbar

Birmingham Repertory theatreJoe Penhall’s play about a young black patient caught between two clashing white doctors is incendiary, intellectually rich and ever topicalWhen Blue/Orange was…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

CD REVIEW: Company, 2018 London Cast Recording ✭✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Douglas Mayo reviews the 2018 London Cast Recording of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical comedy Company which has been gender re-imagined by director Marianne…

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BWW Review: INFINITY, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Nessa Matthews compares the struggles of mental health to an astronaut floating in space. The metaphor she draws in her new solo play Infinity falls into place perfectly and engages the imag…

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Cardi B goes for first Grammy win; Ariana Grande, Drake among no-shows

R&B singer Alicia Keys hosts a female-flavored Grammy Awards show on Sunday featuring performances by Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton, but which risks being over…

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‘A one-woman emotional tornado’: SUPERHOE – Royal Court by Laura Kressly

Essentially, Superhoe is a story about losing and then finding yourself again. Nicôle Lecky also takes us on a journey through our warped view of social media and what it means to be a dre…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: THE GOOD LANDLORD, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

A wonderful flat in Central London. You can see Big Ben from one of the windows and you can walk to work. All this for a ridiculous price. 'Where's the catch'. Tom and Ed are flat-hunting an…

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Carry On: What Tituss Burgess Can’t Travel Without by Nell McShane Wulfhart

The Emmy-nominated actor and singer prefers staycations in New York City. But when he travels for work, an electric fan and Pond’s face cream are must haves.

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Greyscale review at the Vaults, London – ‘high concept exploration of dating and consent’ by Natasha Tripney

Last year’s article in which a woman detailed her disastrous date with comedian Aziz Ansari, while an ethically questionable piece of

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Review: A Wake in Progress, VAULT Festival by Tricia Wey

Review: A Wake in Progress, VAULT Festival5.0starsI want to talk about death. Before you resign yourself to this being all doom and gloom, it’s not. Death is going to happen to everyone, o…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Not Just ‘Dead White Guys’: Kennedy Center Artistic Directors Defend 2019-2020 Season   by Whitney Fishburn

The Kennedy Center’s artistic directorial staff defended their calculus for choosing their collective 2019-2020 classical-music season during a media briefing and panel discussion earlier …

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BWW Review: BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE, Trafalgar Studios by Aliya Al-Hassan

Inspired by the music and the political activism of the legendary Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voiceis the tiny gem of a show, written by singer and writer Apphia Campbell. The prod…

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The week in theatre: Noughts & Crosses; The Cherry Orchard; Cost of Living – review by Susannah Clapp

Derby theatre; Barbican; Hampstead, LondonMalorie Blackman’s bestseller leaps off the stage in a fine new adaptation. Plus, Chekhov without the samovars and 2018’s Pulitzer prize winnerI…

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Often Onstage review – radiates charm, fun and irony by Ka Bradley

Battersea Arts Centre, LondonFrom their half-baked moves to a fine display of stressful yoga, Figs in Wigs delight in making a virtue of their flawsOften Onstage begins at the end, opening o…

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random review – debbie tucker green’s knife-crime drama hits home by Clare Brennan

Leeds PlayhouseKiza Deen excels in green’s heart-wrenching one-woman play about the killing of a black schoolboyA son and brother dies as a consequence of “something important, not no ra…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Win a double pass to Ginger and Tonic: Australian Treasures & Guilty Pleasures at the Gasworks Cabaret Project, Melbourne by Matt Edwards

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Ginger and Tonic: Australian Treasures & Guilty Pleasures at the Gasworks on Wednesday the 27th of Feb, at 8:30pm. Acclaimed a capel…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

REVIEW: Random 7.37, Leeds Playhouse ✭✭✭✭ by Jonathan Hall

By Jonathan Hall Jonathan Hall reviews Debbie Tucker Green’s play Random 7.37 starring Kiza Deen now playing at Leeds Playhouse. This post REVIEW: Random 7.37, Leeds Playhouse ✭✭…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Loy A. Webb’s The Light Opens Off-Broadway February 10 by Olivia Clement

The MCC Theater production, directed by Logan Vaughn, inaugurates the company's new midtown space.

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Pasadena Playhouse’s Ragtime Opens February 10 by Andrew Gans

David Lee directs the award-winning musical.

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