Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Queensland Theatre launches 2020: a celebration of 50 seasons of stories by Arts Review

Queensland Theatre marks its half century by becoming the national home of new stories and staging the theatrical event of the year. In front of a capacity crowd, Queensland Theatre has laun…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘Diagnosed’ at Theater Alliance by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

I know what it feels like to not want to take a shower for three days. I know how the aches and pains of depression make you crawl into the fetal position and want to close out the world. I …

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Today on Broadway: Monday, August 19, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

“Harmony” is Coming to New York, but Not Broadway. Casting News for “Little Shop” and “Mean Girls Tour”! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hittin…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

TWO’S A CROWD: Would You Believe …? by Peter Filichia

  No, its creators insist, it’s not “a musical comedy” but “a comedy musical.” TWO’S A CROWD’s collaborators have in...Continue Reading The post TWO’S A CROWD: Would You Be…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Olaf Falafel wraps up victory in Edinburgh funniest joke award by Chris Wiegand

Swedish comedian feasts on the acclaim after his food-themed quip tops list of 10 best gags from this year’s fringe The surrealist Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel has won the Dave funniest j…

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Since U Been Gone review – life-affirming study of grief, gender and friendship by Kate Wyver

Assembly Roxy, EdinburghTeddy Lamb untangles the difficulties of relationships in a bold monologue that is bursting with love The ache of lost time is contained in this delicate monologue gr…

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A Day In the Life Of A Six-Foot-Tall Munchkin by Angela Tricarico

by Kaleb Van Rijswijck Kaleb Van Rijswijck A Theater for Young…

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5 Debut Questions: Hamilton's Amanda Braun by Angela Tricarico

This week, we welcome Hamilton’s Amanda Braun to the Main Stem and learn about her journey toward making her Broadway debut. …

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

5 Debut Questions: Beetlejuice's Katie Lombardo by Angela Tricarico

Today we welcome Beetlejuice ensemblist Katie Lombardo to Broadway and learn about her journey to the Great White Way! …

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Classical CD Reviews: Finley & Drake’s “Schwanengesang,” Bostridge & Adès’ “Winterreise,” Meglioranza & Uchida’s “Die sch by Jonathan Blumhofer

Reviews of three superior vocal recordings, featuring baritone Gerald Finley, tenor Ian Bostridge, and baritone Thomas Meglioranza. The post Classical CD Reviews: Finley & Drake’s “S…

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Theater Review: “Fall Springs” — Singing Our Way to Extinction by Bill Marx

But this is an American musical, so political content (and blame for the way things are) must be kept fuzzy, a strategically-calculated myopia. The post Theater Review: “Fall Springs” …

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Ruling: Calatrava Must Pay Venice For The Damage Rolling Luggage Has Done To His Bridge by Artsjournal2

Whoops, forgetting (or neglecting to worry about) maintenance isn’t going to cut it anymore, or at least not in this case. “The five judges on a Roman court overseeing the use of public …

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If Mega-Dealers Have Eaten The Art World, What’s Next? by Artsjournal2

How long can this last? “This market brings together two groups who normally don’t socialize: critics and collectors. There are the exotic-seeming rich people, as any reader of Henry Jam…

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: New City’s Macbeth by Bill Hirschman

By Bill Hirschman The ominous omens in New City Players’ energetic and passionate Macbeth actually portend promising things for South Florida theater. The rarely spoken of deficiency in of…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Theatre Review: ‘Diagnosed’ at Theater Alliance by Mary Ann Johnson

To be diagnosed is one thing—to accept it is another. In playwright and actor Iyona Blake’s new work (this is the first production; it is a work in progress) this is one of the issues sh…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Plan G by Innovative Theatre Foundation

Produced by Randomly Specific Theatre Written by Larry Philips Directed by Graydon Gund Nominated for: Outstanding Ensemble: Allan Hayhurst, Lauren LeBeouf, Tiffany May McRae, Sarah Misch, …

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

New Cookbooks Show How Publishing Can Change – And Preserve – Regional Community by Artsjournal2

India is a huge country with many different regional cuisines. But cookbooks haven’t reflected that – until now. “As the publishing industry’s view of Indian cuisine approaches homog…

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The Friends Who All Dress Up As The Same Movie Character by Artsjournal2

Yes, that finishes as “stay together,” of course. Though it’s a bit unusual in the cosplay community, these women have a different idea. “It was just so nice to share our resources. …

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Paule Marshall, Influential Author Of ‘Brown Girl, Brownstones,’ Has Died At 90 by Artsjournal2

Marshall, the child of immigrants from Barbados, wrote novels and short stories that connected the US African American community and the communities of the Caribbean – and influenced many …

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The Old Argument Continues: Is ‘Craft’ A Bad Word In The Visual Arts Community? by Artsjournal2

Magdalene Odundo, a Kenya-born British ceramicist who hand-builds her work, says clay is a natural substance for creating bodies and other shapes. And no, she doesn’t find the word “craf…

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Endeavor Content, An ‘Aggressive’ Arm Of William Morris, Owns Parts Of Hit TV Shows, Irking Writers by Artsjournal2

The company is part of Killing Eve, the movie Book Club, and around 100 other media properties, to date. Their spin: “In a world of media consolidation at an unprecedented scale, the size …

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Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Emmy-Winner Glynn Turman on his Career from Original A RAISIN IN THE SON to Netflix Film of MA RAIN

On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to one of the most prolific character actors working today, Glynn Turman. After beginning his professional career play…

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What You Need: A Review of The Fly Honey Show by Sharon Hoyer

Erin Kilmurray's queer feminist cabaret/variety show extravaganza, celebrating its 10th season, is a raucous, righteous balm for the weary soul.

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Before the Revolution review – a beguiling anatomy of Egypt's uprising by Mark Fisher

Summerhall, EdinburghAhmed El Attar’s bruising two-hander dives into the long lead-up to 2011 in an attempt to determine what causes mass revolt What causes a people to rise up? Is it a si…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Walter O’Keefe and His “Flying Trapeze” by Trav S.D.

Walter O’Keefe (1900-1983) had a hand in nearly every form and corner of show business, and though almost completely forgotten in our time, was very well known in his. Irish-American O’K…

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Alan Mowbray: Professionally “British” by Trav S.D.

A tribute today to character actor Alan Mowbray (Alfred Ernest Allen, 1896-1969). Like Arthur Treacher, Reginald Gardiner and others, Mowbray was one of Hollywood’s “go to” Englishmen …

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Katreese Barnes, Musical Force Behind The Scenes Of Careers And ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Has Died At 56 by Artsjournal2

Barnes served as a studio musician and producer for some of the most popular acts of the 1990s, including Roberta Flack, Sting, and Chaka Khan – and she propelled SNL to early viral fame o…

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In Germany, A Girl Loses A Gender Bias Lawsuit Against A Boys’ Choir by Artsjournal2

The 9-year-old girl’s parents sued the State and Cathedral Choir of Berlin after her application was rejected, but the court ruled that “the acoustic pattern of a choir is part of its ar…

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Memories From Ystad And Elsewhere by Artsjournal2

Remembering Bob Wilber, and celebrating Gunhild Carling. – Doug Ramsey

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Twenty-Five Years After Founding Native Voices At The Autry, Randy Reinholz Gets Some Major Recognition by Artsjournal2

Reinholz, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, also had a hit as a playwright with Off the Rails (an adaptation of Measure for Measure) at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in…

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What Happened To The Last Member Of The Harlem Renaissance? by Artsjournal2

Dorothy West was called Zora Neale Hurston’s “Kid Sister,” and her books were not immediate successes, partly, some say, because she wrote about the Black middle class. “She wrote …

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At Edinburgh Fringe, There’s A Tremendous Amount Of Raw Talent That Needs Support To Thrive by Artsjournal2

Lyn Gardner says that “the fringe is like a machine churning out ever more raw talent, which is attractive to venues who buy it up cheaply. But the issue is they then offer very little ong…

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A Ballerina Adventures In Postmodern Worlds by Artsjournal2

It’s not quite fair to call City Ballet principal Sara Means a force of nature because she’s so hard-working and disciplined, but it’s tempting. – Deborah Jowitt

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Hear From Tony Nominee Ann Hampton Callaway 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 audiences can hear from Tony nominee and a…

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To Life (Outside Your Apartment)!: 5 Top Picks for the Week of August 19 to 25 by Paul Wontorek

This week, you’ll find fantastic singers in the clubs and YouTube sensations in the flesh. Here are our top five ways to spend the week of August 19 through 25. MONDAY, AUGUST 19 HE'S …

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‘Some moments that really hit home’: HOT FLUSH – Edinburgh Fringe by Laura Kressly

Hot Flush is a great idea and there are some moments that really hit home, but while Hot Flush is far from a complete washout, it’s hard to be fully engaged.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)


(Alexandra Guzeva’s article appeared in Russia Beyond, 8/16.) Russian plays are no less famous in the theater and opera world than the novels of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky in the literary. If …

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Coming this fall: Construction of a music hall next to Fenway Park by The Boston Globe

Fenway Theater would be a way to keep Fenway Park busy during the offseason.

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Broadway Review: “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre by Joseph Verlezza

Although the new Broadway musical “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” takes place in Paris in 1899, it is without a doubt a “Cabaret” for the 21st Century. It captures the sounds of Lady Gag…

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This Week on Broadway for August 18, 2019: Sea Wall / A Life by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Sea Wall / A Life @ Hudson Theatre, Upcoming Little Shop and Jonathan Groff, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment @ Westside Theatr…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Goodbye King Kong, The Cher Show, Mojada, Broadway Bounty Hunter, etc….Last Chance Tickets by New York Theater

Seven Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are closing today: King Kong, The Cher Show, Pretty Woman Mojada, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Puffs, and the way she spoke   Then closing August 24th: What…

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‘Entertaining & thought-provoking bite-sized stories’: Our Walk Through the World – The Water Rats by Stephanie Ressort

Our Walk Through the World is a collection of six sharply written, short plays by Ross Howard that highlight some of the absurdities of modern life.

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‘The writers & cast are to be commended’: WARHEADS – Park Theatre by Shanine Salmon

I commend the writers Taz Skykar and Ross Berkeley Simpson and the director Toby Clarke of Warheads for attempting to tackle the topic of PTSD for soldiers and how it affects their loved one…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

The Number Of Kids Taking A-Level Drama In The UK Has Dropped Below 10,000 For The First Time Ever by Artsjournal2

But drama is actually doing well, compared to the other arts. Yikes: “Entries for music fell by 6% to 5,125, and dance dropped 18% to 1,050.” – The Stage (UK)

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Moving Art Out Of The Galleries by Artsjournal2

In Brisbane, the Trace show is taking art to bakeries, luggage repair shops, and mechanic shops. The point? To “democratize” the art. – The Guardian (UK)

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It’s Fine – It’s Great, Actually – To Take Photos In Museums by Artsjournal2

Don’t get distracted by your feelings about obnoxiousness. Well … a little, maybe. “It’s easy to see why phones can be annoying. They represent a sort of loud carelessness, the idea …

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Art Spiegelman Had To Withdraw From Marvel For Likening The US President To A Fascist Comic Book Villain by Artsjournal2

This week in comics news: “Cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his graphic novel Maus, withdrew his introduction to a new Marvel comics collection after its publisher …

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The World Is Getting A New John Coltrane Album by Artsjournal2

The music, to be released in September, was the Coltrane Quartet’s soundtrack to the French Canadian film Le chat dans le sac (The Cat in the Bag), which is available online now. “Coltra…

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Update: Read Art Spiegelman’s Withdrawn Marvel Essay In A British Newspaper by Artsjournal2

The cartoonist’s essay about the rise of superheroes is online, and he makes his opinion clear: “International fascism again looms large (how quickly we humans forget – study these gol…

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Talk Broadway To Me: Jon Mourns the Broadway Casualties of Summer 2019

Well my dearest Broadway fans, it's the end of the summer. The tourists are returning home, school is about to start, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes fills the air and we have to say goo…

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20 Broadway Stars to See On the Small Screen in Fall 2019 by Genesis Johnson

From Ben Platt to Ruthie Ann Miles, note the stage favorites and Tony Award winners making their way to TV this fall.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Review: Pynapple / Teleportation, The Bunker by Farah Najib

Review: Pynapple / Teleportation, The Bunker4.0starsAs I enter the dark space of The Bunker for new theatre festival This is Black, curated by director and writer Steven Kavuma (founder of t…

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‘In the current climate, a good comedy is worth its weight in gold’: Lost Keys & Orgasms at the Pasty Motel – Canal Cafe Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Mary Jane Figtree’s play is based on the concept of an Italian 90s play called Orgasmo e Pregiudizio. With this, her first play, she has written something that succeeds in being both funny…

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‘Fierce, unapologetic, thought-provoking & radical’: EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW – Edinburgh Fringe by Katharine Kavanagh

Fierce, unapologetic, thought-provoking and radical, Everything I See I Swallow may not the circus show you wanted, but it’s the circus show you needed.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Desiree Burch review – a scorching, sweat-soaked odyssey to nowhere by Brian Logan

The Hive, EdinburghA hallucinogenic trip through the desert provides the basis for a standup show teeming with ideas but lacking true cohesion Desiree Burch is out of the traps at a gallop i…

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Review: Do Our Best, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Liam McCarthy

Review: Do Our Best, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars Sephie is probably the oldest girl guide you’re ever likely to meet. At the tender age of 30, she has returned to the sco…

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Jonny Pelham review – darkest of subjects brings compassion and hilarity by Brian Logan

The Caves, EdinburghThe comic turns his childhood trauma into a warm and deeply reflective show laced with jet-back humour An iron law of Edinburgh shows is that your trauma is your big reve…

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Review: Pink Lemonade, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Pink Lemonade, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsMika Johnson knows how to work their audience. Bathed in a fluorescent pink glow, Johnson surrenders to the beat of their mouth.…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

How London’s National Theatre Live Changed The Landscape by Artsjournal2

Broadcasting live theatre changes the audience – and the theatre. But for the better? Directors try to “collaborate with the show’s creative team and company. ‘We’ve got to do it i…

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Calls To Boycott Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Swell After Actor Tweets Support Of Hong Kong Police by Artsjournal2

The actor Liu Yifei, who plays Mulan in Disney’s live-action movie, “this week reposted an image on Weibo, a Chinese social network similar to Twitter, that took the police’s side. T…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Actually at Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Oscar Toeman’s production of Anna Ziegler’s new play Actually.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Sexy Lamp review – actor shines stark light on the misogyny of her industry by Chris Wiegand

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghKatie Arnstein uses Dorothy’s yellow-brick road to map her own struggles and issue a raw reminder of the urgency of #MeToo ‘We saw your boobs! We saw your b…

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Manhunts, musicals and a sizzling stir-fry: the Edinburgh fringe – in pictures by Murdo Macleod

Our photographer snaps the best of this year’s performances, from an Oedipal election-night drama to Rose McGowan’s sci-fi-inflected fringe debut Continue reading...

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Edinburgh fringe roundup: the sound of fighting talk by Rebecca Nicholson

Personal stories – of exile, homelessness, illness and existential terror – jostle for hearts and minds with farts and live bread-baking It will come as no great shock that much of the E…

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All Hands on Deck review – engaging narrowboat drama by Clare Brennan

Wharfhouse, Cropredy, OxfordshireMikron’s second world war show follows two female navy recruits as they battle the enemy and colleagues “Theatre anywhere for everyone, by canal, river a…

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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet review – the thrilling shock of the new by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonBourne and his superb dancers inject visceral new life into Shakespeare’s overworked tragedy You’ve got to hand it to Matthew Bourne, choreographer extraordinaire…

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Review: Bat Out Of Hell The Musical by Elyse Trevers

Good quality ice cream doesn’t need a lot of stuff – whipped cream, sprinkles, syrup and a cherry on top. Just enjoy the pure flavor of chocolate or vanilla. The same can be said of Broa…

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‘Simple yet well executed’: PINK HOUSE – Edinburgh Fringe ★★★ by Thom Dibdin

Exploring grief and the impact of trauma on memory and family relationships, Paradigm Lab’s Pink House by Madison Pollack at PQA Venues is somewhat heartbreaking and completely honest.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Hearty review – a ferocious cry for the safety of trans women by Kate Wyver

Summerhall, EdinburghEmma Frankland plays a winged guide to a burning world in this charged and vulnerable piece about fighting for one’s survival This is a play of knives and fireballs. M…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Theatrefolk Featured Play – Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark by Chris Stiles by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark by Chris Stiles is a gruesomely comic adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. It blends the original text with…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Video: MD Theatre Guide Promo: Funny Couple in Silent Film by Mark Beachy

VIDEO: MD Theatre Guide Promo: Funny Couple in Silent Film

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Podcast — Room 20 unearths the story of an unnamed accident victim

This new series from LA Times Studios sets the mystery in the context of migration into the US

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Broadway's The Cher Show Takes Final Bow August 18 by Adam Hetrick

The musical about the pop icon opened December 3, 2018, at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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King Kong Musical Closes on Broadway August 18 by Adam Hetrick

The musical, featuring a 20-foot-high, 2,000-pound, puppeteer-operated gorilla as its star, opened last fall.

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Pretty Woman: The Musical Ends Broadway Run August 18 by Andrew Gans

The musical, based on the film of the same name, is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

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Remembering I Love My Wife by Mark Robinson

Some musical are period pieces, written with the intention of telling a story in another and place. Other musicals are written as contemporary stories, starting out relevant and feeling ed…

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