Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘London Assurance’ Minds Its Manners by Alexis Soloski

A 19th-century comedy from Dion Boucicault, at the Irish Repertory Theater, showcases some delicious characters in an imperfect vehicle.

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‘Harry Connick, Jr.: A Celebration of Cole Porter’ Review: by Jose Solís

With showmanship and childlike wonder, one musical sensation revisits the era of another.

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2019 Theater Hall of Fame class welcomes De Shields, Reinking by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“I never dreamed a dream that this was actually a dream,” said lighting designer Natasha Katz, an inductee at the Broadway ceremony.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Off-Broadway Review: Steven Adly Guirgis’ Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven by Jonathan Mandell

Wanda Wheels bristles when Mateo calls her “kind” in this sprawling, funny, foul-mouthed, messy, moving ensemble piece, Stephen Adly Guirgis’s first new play in New York since his Puli…

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PRECISELY ABSURD by Brian Scott Lipton

Farce isn t easy to pull off, but this group does it wonderfully.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Carmen returns to the Sydney Opera House this Summer by Arts Review

John Bell’s evocative, vibrant production of Bizet’s Carmen returns to the Joan Sutherland Theatre this summer with five singers making their Opera Australia debuts, bringing new life to…

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Scena Theatre’s ‘The Dead’ presents quiet desperation at Christmastime by Bob Ashby

Based on a renowned short story by James Joyce, The Dead, now being presented by Scena Theatre, is a slice of the lives of polite, quiet desperation lived by genteel middle-class Dubliners i…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven by Stephen Adly Guirgis by New York Theater

Wanda Wheels bristles when Mateo calls her “kind” in this sprawling, funny, foul-mouthed, messy, moving ensemble piece, Stephen Adly Guirgis’s first new play in New York since his Puli…

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Come From Away announces final Melbourne extension by Arts Review

Melbourne has fallen completely in love with global hit musical Come From Away, with the announcement that it will extend its season with the final performance at the Comedy Theatre on Sunda…

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AussieTheatre Christmas Advent Calendar Giveaway #16 by Sean McLoughlin

To celebrate the holiday season, are going theatre crazy and will be opening a new window on our Advent Calendar each day to reveal some amazing theatre treats. Check back …

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From Massachusetts: Moby-Dick, A Nantucket Sleigh Ride Of An Adventure by Bob Verini

★★★★ It has to be said: Dave Malloy’s Melville adaptation is a whale of a show The post From Massachusetts: Moby-Dick, A Nantucket Sleigh Ride Of An Adventure appeared first on New…

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London Assurance: High Jinks Among the High-Born by Elysa Gardner

★★★ Irish Repertory Theatre, under Charlotte Moore's direction, revives the early-Victorian Era comedy by Dion Boucicault The post London Assurance: High Jinks Among the High-Born appe…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

At Mosaic’s ‘Eureka Day,’ a class in laughs and spats is in session by John Stoltenberg

The five adults seated onstage in a children’s classroom each have a kid enrolled in this  private day school, which like the play we’re watching is named Eureka Day. These earnest pare…

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The Nutcracker by Arts Review

It was a wonder-filled night of dance when The Nutcracker opened in the Lyric Theatre – Queensland Performing Arts Centre on Friday 13 December 2019. Under the Artistic Directorship of Li …

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Theatres to report on socio-economic background of workforce under new Arts Council rules by Georgia Snow

Regularly funded arts organisations in England will be required to report on the socio-economic background of their employees from next year, under

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Come From Away announces final extension to March 2020 by Gabi Bergman

Melbourne has fallen completely in love with global hit musical Come From Away, with the announcement today that it will extend its season, with the final performance on Sunday 8 March 2020.…

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Theatre Review: ‘Acuña, Acuna’ at Washington Improv Theatre, Source Theatre by Mary Ann Johnson

Erick Acuña is a Peruvian comedian living and working in Washington, DC. He presents a series of gently amusing monologues taken from his life as a Latino immigrant. Skits include filling o…

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Restored Wurlitzer Organ commemorates Sydney’s State Theatre’s 90th Anniversary by Arts Review

2019 marks 90 years for Sydney’s iconic State Theatre, one of Australia’s last great movie palaces. To mark the occasion, the State Theatre has unveiled the building’s Wurlitzer organ,…

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O I Am Slain! How Would You Die In A Shakespeare Play? by Performerstuff

O I Am Slain! How Would You Die In A Shakespeare Play? Written by Rose Helsinger December 3rd, 2019 Shakespeare features some of the most dramatic, heart breaking, and ridiculous deaths…

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This Week on Broadway for December 15, 2019: by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Jagged Little Pill, Judgement Day @ Park Avenue Armory, Greater Clements @ Lincoln Center Theater, The Sorceress @ National Y…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

ONCE Tour Will Close Next Week Due to 'Route Changes and Scheduling'

It has been announced that the national tour of Once will close early, after its current stop in Lauderhill, Florida, due to 'route changes and scheduling.' The run ends on December 22.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

How To Write A Memoir With Candor And, Well, ‘Nakedness’ by Artsjournal2

Not nudity (though that may, of course, be involved), but naked emotional truth. “Authenticity can’t exist without artistry. Truth in life doesn’t automatically morph into truth on the…

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Traditional Music Theory Teaches Inequality As A Matter Of Course by Artsjournal2

The majority of music students in the US don’t listen to classical or “Western art” music at all, except in classes. For those who teach music theory, questions emerge: “How can we j…

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Concert Review: ‘Calmus Vocal Ensemble: Holiday A Cappella’ presented by Candlelight Concert Society at Howard Community College by Susan Brall

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Smith Theatre at the Horowitz Center of Visual and Performing Arts at Howard Community College the world renown German singers, Calmus Vocal Ensemble pe…

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Review: Judgment Day at by Elyse Sommer

Descriptive Excerpt: A 1937 play that feels very much of the moment is given an operatic staging at the Park Avenue Armory

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Jagged Little Pill by Joseph Pisano

Given the personal nature of Morissette's artistic output, it might be surprising to learn that the Broadway version of Jagged Little Pill doesn't take the easy biographical route for its bo…

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The Ward Cabaret is a haunting and musical history of immigrants who settled in Toronto by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Their neighbourhood was torn down in the ’50s, but David Buchbinder’s production brings the streets back to life.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Peter and the Wolf by Carey

“Breathe everybody,” Isaac Mizrah urged the audience before beginning the day’s second performance of Peter and the Wolf.  The intimate in-house theater proved to be a fitting venue f…

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Elizabeth Sifton, Editor And Tamer Of Literary Lions, Has Died At 80 by Artsjournal2

Sifton was also an author, including of a memoir that cemented her father, Reinhold Niebuhr, as the author of the Serenity Prayer. The authors she edited – burnished, as The NYT puts it …

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There *Is* A Reason Sondheim Is In All Of Our Movies Now by Artsjournal2

It’s not just a coincidence or an accident: “Sondheim references and homages are hardly new. While there happens to be a bit of a pile-up at the moment, that’s because Sondheim’s son…

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The Metropolitan Opera Conductor Who Originally Wanted To Be The Pope by Artsjournal2

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says that after many years of wanting to conduct the Mass, he decided one day when he was 10 to play-act at conducting Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. That day, everything…

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Better To Be Cautious When Giving Books As Presents by Artsjournal2

There are really only two rules, says a man who knows a particularly painful story of an inscribed book that had been passed on. “‘The first is, always save a receipt’ – the reason b…

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American Gods Star Orlando Jones Posts A Video Explaining Why A New White Showrunner Fired Him by Artsjournal2

Jones, who played the Anansi-inspired character Mr. Nancy, posted the video to Twitter. He said that new showrunner Charles Eglee, who is white, “thinks that Mr. Nancy’s angry get-shit-d…

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Culture Writer Scott Timberg Has Died At 50 by Artsjournal2

Timberg was a beloved and ferocious reader, writer, and arts lover. He was a Los Angeles Times reporter for years “before writing Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, a 2015 b…

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It’s Come Time For The End Of U.S. Cultural Hegemony by Artsjournal2

After WWII, “the past century was undoubtedly an American century. … America was positioned as the global emblem of progress, liberty and modernity. This chimera was largely achieved thr…

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How Composer Lei Liang Won The Grawemeyer Award by Artsjournal2

Breaking down his award-winning “A Thousand Mountains, a Million Streams” – and hearing from the composer himself: “It’s a challenge to see myself as a vessel, as an imaginative an…

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Lowrider, A Magazine That Will Shutter This Year, Shaped California Culture by Artsjournal2

The magazine, an icon of culture, “played a critical role in forming the culture and image of lowriding, its lifestyle and aesthetics. Particularly popular among Mexican Americans, the m…

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Danish TV Is So Popular, Denmark Can’t Keep Up With The Demand by Artsjournal2

The boom in streaming has led to massive content demands – and nowhere is that more obvious than “in Denmark, where thanks to years of rising demand, there are many more critically-prais…

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How Technology Is Transforming Everything, Including Romance Novels by Artsjournal2

Sure, for those who love the Regency era, nothing has changed (though the politics certainly have). But for contemporary books, writers must figure how to navigate the ever-changing technolo…

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No winter wonderland in slushy ‘Snow Queen’ by Celia Wren

Synetic Theater’s production does boast some gripping sequences, but there’s a general deficit in tension.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Top 10 dance shows of 2019 by Lyndsey Winship and Sanjoy Roy

A snogtastic Romeo and Juliet from Matthew Bourne and an international dance-a-thon celebrating Merce Cunningham join a mixed troupe of winners More on the best culture of 2019 Continue read…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET Will Conclude Limited Engagement Today by BroadwayWorld

Renée Taylor's comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET will conclude its acclaimed limited run today (Sunday) at George Street Playhouse. Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor - known …

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

Celebrate the Holiday Season With a Look Back at Promises, Promises on Broadway by Hannah Vine

The romantic comedy takes place during the holiday season, from Christmas to New Year’s Eve.

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Theatre Review: ‘The Wiz’ at ArtsCentric by Max Garner

Not every December stage production in Maryland is holiday-themed. In fact, some of our best companies are doing some of their best work with shows that would promise absolute delight no mat…

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‘A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.’ brings holiday cheer to the Kennedy Center by Ramona Harper

The NSO Pops helped to make our spirits bright with its annual Christmas concert featuring Tony and Grammy Award-winning Leslie Odom, Jr. and a parcel of musical gifts from his Simply Christ…

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(Palko Karasz’s article appeared in The New York Times, 12/13; via Pam Green.) With new rules on funding, the government has taken a further step in controlling arts in the country, prompt…

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'Tis the Season for Cats, Carols, Fun Home and More Must-Do Events for the Week of December 16 to 22 by Kathy Henderson

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Hanukkah, with a rush to wrap last-minute gifts and celebrate with family and friends. Enjoy our final list of must-do events for 2019, cove…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Top 10 Lists of Top 10 New York Theater in 2019: Hadestown, Slave Play by New York Theater

“Hadestown” and “Slave Play”  were the most popular musicals or plays among critics whose top 10 lists of New York theater for 2019 are featured* below.  Following in popularity we…

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On the Lost Opportunity of “The Wild Man of Borneo” by Trav S.D.

Oh, what a painful, heartbreaking experience is The Wild Man of Borneo (1941). I’d long aspired to see it, as I’d read that it was originally crafted as a vehicle for W.C. Fields, and I…

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‘Lots of laughs & plenty of magic’: CINDERELLA – New Wimbledon Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

With an all-star cast, lots of laughs and plenty of magic, Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre is a show not to be missed.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Arthur Pita: Ten Sorry Tales review – six feet under and surreally shipwrecked by Sanjoy Roy

Jerwood DanceHouse, IpswichPita’s adaptation of Mick Jackson’s splendigly lugubrious children’s book mixes mime, acting, song and dance to pleasingly twisted effect If you like a happy…

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Protect the Body: Keeping Daring Depictions of Eating Disorders Safe for Actors and At-Risk Young Adults by Artsjournal1

“Clare Hennessy discusses the challenges of developing a play that sheds light on eating disorders — depicting them accurately, avoiding triggers — and offers suggestions for other wri…

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How streaming, diversity, #MeToo shaped TV decade of change by Artsjournal1

“A bonus for viewers as they sort through the competing options: More programming doesn’t just mean more of the same. The decade has been marked by opportunities for diverse and candid v…

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Joyce Foundation, SAIC program wants to guide new faces to careers in the art world by Artsjournal1

“Art on gallery walls doesn’t just materialize — the effort of displaying works is done through preparators. And a collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the…

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The architect who uses performance to open up public space by Artsjournal1

“Working primarily in the public realm, Bryony Roberts Studio is a collaborative practice focused on how cultures, histories, and systems of power and politics are represented or erased in…

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Socially inclusive practices in the music classroom: The impact of music education used as a vehicle to engage refugee background students by Artsjournal1

“This article reports on the impact of music education for students in a secondary school in Victoria, Australia. Socially inclusive practices were a focus of the study as the school has a…

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How to make museums more accessible for people with disabilities? Ask them by Artsjournal1

“Museums can be hostile places for disabled visitors, with buildings that are hard to navigate by wheelchair and exhibits presented with few concessions to those with sensory or cognitive …

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How Philanthropy Can Get Smarter About Risk Management by Artsjournal1

“Donors are often confused about the appropriate levels of social risk and reward they should target in their philanthropy. They tell us they should bring the same risk aversion to philant…

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Equity in Music Education: Cultural Diversity in the Music Classroom—EMBRACE the Challenge by Artsjournal1

“Teaching middle school choral music in a culturally diverse middle school in Hawaii resulted in new knowledge about welcoming the challenges posed by diversity to the benefit of both stud…

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Composer Gabriel Kahane on Marrying Social Justice With Contemporary Classical Music by Artsjournal1

“I’m a politically minded person and have spent a lot of time thinking about poverty and income inequality. The idea of tackling this subject matter in the context of a symphony orchestr…

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“Porgy and Bess” and the Legacy of Black Opera by Artsjournal1

“Black opera singers are now cast in a wide range of roles and great operas written by black composers have gained more recognition. Yet, Porgy and Bess has maintained its cultural status …

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Traditions and Trailblazing With Nathalie Joachim by Artsjournal1

“Currently Joachim is riding a wave of success for her album Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), which The New York Times called ‘an evening-length artistic exploration of matriarchy, drawi…

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A Powerful Chamber Opera Reveals the Complexity of Contemporary Hong Kong by Artsjournal1

“In the 70-minute chamber opera Mila, Hong Kong playwright Candace Chong Mui Ngam has come together with composer Eli Marshall to tell the story of a Filipina woman named Mila who has trav…

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Hallmark Disappears Ads With Same-Sex Kissing; Zola Pulls All Its Ads; A Boycott Campaign Gathers Steam by Artsjournal2

Zola, the wedding planner site that was running the ads, was not OK with the channel’s response to the anti-gay freakout from a notoriously homophobic group. “‘All kisses, couples and …

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The Grammys Tend To Be Pale, Male, And Somewhat Stale by Artsjournal2

Can the Recording Academy’s new plan change that? – Los Angeles Times

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Britain’s 70-Something-Old Nightclubbers Who Just Won’t Quit by Artsjournal2

Oh, well, why not dance, listen to music, and party into your 70s? After all, Mick Jagger still does it. “For those who do keep dancing, it can be much more than just a night out. What sta…

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Dancing To, And Around, Bach [VIDEO] by Artsjournal2

In The New York Times‘ dance coverage, this week’s Instagram video hashtagged #SpeakingAboutDance features solos, duets, trios, and ensemble work to pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s perfor…

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No, Reading’s Not For Comfort, Says An Irish Author by Artsjournal2

Sinéad Gleeson, an Irish Book Award-winning author, says that reading offers connection and perhaps an escape – unless you’re slogging through the “great American” canon. – The Gu…

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Banksy’s Ex-Dealer Releases Photos Of Installations From Back In Banksy’s Pre-Fame Days by Artsjournal2

Steve Lazarides also recalls the early days, including the day Banksy strapped a helium-filled sex doll to a McDonald’s-branded balloon and released it into the sky. Many different police …

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Jagged Little Pill - Diane Paulus meets Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard meets Diablo Cody meets Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui meet the Healys of Connectic by Oscar E. Moore

It’s ironic that the final number is “You Learn” – we obviously haven’t as the same problems still plague us today: Racism, white privilege, opioids and date rape et al

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Brodaway’s Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, Christine Pedi, and Seth Sikes Share Their Favorite Holiday Traditions by Dan Meyer

The upcoming Feinstein’s/54 Below headliners love to spread Yuletide cheer wherever they go.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Thank You For The Last Ten Years by Jake Orr

AYT founder, Jake Orr announces his departure from the company. Here, he talks about its journey from blog used to vocalise frustrations about the theatre industry to company that has been i…

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL – a new hybrid musical beset with problems by Oscar E Moore

You think you’ve got problems?  Meet the Healys in what is billed as “our new musical” – a hybrid of songs written by Alanis Morissette from her skyrocketing 1995 album of angst and…

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John Leguizamo On 'Latin History For Morons'

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with John Leguizamo about the evolution of his one-man show after performing it for six years. Its national tour has just wrapped up.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Goldilocks & The Three Bears at the London Palladium by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the London Palladium’s 2019 festive offering.

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Slovakia Searches for Itself at the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra by Kirsten Bowen

By Kirsten Bowen. Kirsten Bowen reflects on Slovakia’s 2019 International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, which was programmed based on the theme “faces of freedom.”

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Dance Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charm City Ballet at Gordon Center by Carolyn Kelemen

Rebecca “Becca” Friedman has walked the steps of so many visionary dancers before her. From her childhood gracing the Howard County stages as the Sugarplum Fairy to her contemporary danc…

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REVIEW: Teenage Dick, Donmar Warehouse ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Mike Lew's play Teenage Dick now playing at the Donmar Warehouse, London. This post REVIEW: Teenage Dick, Donmar Warehouse ✭✭✭✭ first appeared …

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Hungary’s Theatres Protest Orban’s Culture War And Attempted Control by Artsjournal2

Actors and audiences alike participated in protests against Viktor Orban’s new law around who controls theatre funding. “The change comes as Mr. Orban’s government has become increasi…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

‘You are left aching for more’: A KIND OF PEOPLE – Royal Court Theatre by Aleks Sierz

The family tragedy at the heart of A Kind Of People is emotionally powerful but also oddly incomplete and unsatisfying.

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Look Back at Every Show that Opened on Broadway in 2019 by Marc J. Franklin

From Choir Boy to Jagged Little Pill, how many did you see during the past calendar year?

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Strange Tales review – hi-tech theatre meets ancient Chinese storytelling by Clare Brennan

Traverse theatre, EdinburghPu Songling’s weird stories are brought to life with a hit-and-miss mixture of cutting-edge video and live performance A demon with a paintbrush retouches the fe…

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Isn’t it rich? Why Stephen Sondheim, at nearly 90, is having a new heyday by Nosheen Iqbal

Songs by the Broadway composer and lyricist are popping up in films and TV shows from Joker to Marriage StoryHe is an 89-year old reclusive New Yorker who has been working on his new show fo…

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The week in theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac; The Duchess of Malfi; Three Sisters – review by Susannah Clapp

Playhouse; Almeida; Lyttelton, LondonGone is the big nose, while the fighting’s a poetry slam in Martin Crimp’s ingenious new rapping Cyrano. Plus, The Duchess of Malfi reimagined, and T…

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A Taste of Honey review – Shelagh Delaney’s debut gets jazzed up by Gregory Robinson

Trafalgar Studios, LondonA revival of the 1950s groundbreaking kitchen-sink drama resonates today – helped by bursts of songShelagh Delaney was just 19 when she wrote this. It debuted at t…

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Swive [Elizabeth] review – a not so modern queen fights for absolute power by Michael Billington

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonElla Hickson’s Elizabeth I story vividly portrays her battles with men and a patriarchal system but doesn’t make a strong case for contemporary parallels E…

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Review: West End Misfits: The Christmas Edition by Suzannah Ball

Review: West End Misfits: The Christmas Edition 4.0stars Misfits is bringing in the Christmas season, almost. A mish mash of brilliant showtunes and heartfelt ensembles, West End Misfits –…

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Review: One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, Jermyn Street Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, Jermyn Street Theatre 4.0stars What does Britain mean to you? A question with one million responses, I’m sure. Tonight, instead of a million a…

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Review: Whistle Down the Wind, Union Theatre by Jamie Kutner

Review: Whistle Down the Wind, Union Theatre 2.0stars How you respond to finding a scruffy man in your family barn will depend on whether you’re an adult or a child. The adult who is tired…

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Review: The Snow Queen, Northern Stage by Lauren Vevers

Review: The Snow Queen, Northern Stage4.0starsThe Snow Queen opens with a thunderclap. Enter Gerda (Laura Waine), our school girl protagonist, as she arrives on her bike in a burst of chaoti…

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DCMTA 2019 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Design Elements in Community Theater Productions by Dcmetrotheaterarts Staff

As the year draws to a close, we asked DCMTA writers to think back on the shows that left an indelible impression on them in 2019. In this category, outstanding community theater design, we …

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Diamonds In the Rough by Vikram Phukan

An emerging sidelight at the annual Prithvi Theatre Festival is its selection of fringe offerings that are usually showcased at Prithvi House, a first-floor assembly space in the residential…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Hannah Elless Talks Playing the Mandolin in Broadway's A Christmas Carol by Michael Appler

We all know the story of A Christmas Carol well — the miserly Ebenezeer Scrooge embarks on a ghost-led Christmas journey to become a kinder man and more generous friend to Tiny Tim. Adapte…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Cosmos, Without Us by Abigail Weil

I’m a thirty-four-year-old straight woman who grew up in the suburbs with an older brother. That means I’ve spent a lot of time watching dudes play video games. I thought those days were…

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John Webster’s “The Duchess of Malfi” at the Almeida Theatre by Mert Dilek

This Duchess of Malfi is a cool one. It is so cool that it has lost its gripping temper and, with it, some of its fire. A surprising drop in temperature, because director Rebecca Frecknall h…

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Any One Thing’s Souvenir: Being a Guest in A Dystopian Birthday Party by Aida Rocci

I’m crouching along with a group of strangers, waiting for Anna to arrive. I have never met Anna but I know I’m her friend. This is her surprise party. We are at her house, in the dark, …

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Fires in the Mirror, The Inheritance, and Other Big Shows on Right Now by Maxamoo

Aurin, Nicole, and PennyMaria discuss 2 shows shows on Broadway and 2 shows Off-Broadway.   Introductions (0:00) The Inheritance on Broadway (1:10) for colored girls who have considered s…

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Ronan Farrow reveals how he built the case against Harvey Weinstein in new podcast

The Catch and Kill Podcast is a fascinating portrait of the power wielded by the film mogul

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Audra McDonald, Cynthia Erivo, More Perform on 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Broadcast December 15 by Andrew Gans

Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, and Sesame Street were among those celebrated at the Kennedy Center Opera House December 8.

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K-Pop: idol speculation

Mandatory military service for members of South Korean boy bands is bad news for the industry’s stock prices

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IMPRESSIONS: Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration, "Slowly, we realize that the action is not just on stage, but all around us, in the a…

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