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Monday, January 23, 2023

Theater Camp review – lacklustre musical theater comedy falls flat by Adrian Horton

Sundance film festival: mockumentary set at an upstate musical theater camp feels like an extended inside joke For all the grand gestures of musical theater, there’s an odd flatness to The…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM
Monday, January 9, 2023

From Bad Cinderella to Life of Pi: the biggest Broadway shows of 2023 by Adrian Horton

The year ahead on the Great White Way promises several high-profile revivals, an adaptation of Life of Pi and a Britney jukebox musical, among others It took years and a few false starts, bu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:06AM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Almost Famous review – Cameron Crowe’s Broadway musical is almost there by Adrian Horton

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre, New York Solid performances and rock’n’roll nostalgia can’t overcome lackluster lyrics and source material flaws in the musical adaptation of the 2000 film Al…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:48AM
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Broadway glee: dazzling Lea Michele delivers in Funny Girl by Adrian Horton

After months of rumors and gossip, the controversial star takes the reins from Beanie Feldstein and stars in the role hallowed by Barbra Streisand Unless you truly believe all press is good …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:33PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Razzle dazzle: Pamela Anderson takes back the narrative in Chicago by Adrian Horton

The 90s star finds a way around the limits of the feminist redemption plot: having a good time in her Broadway debut as Chicago’s Roxie Hart If you polled the audience at New York’s Amba…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:51PM
Monday, April 25, 2022

Funny Girl review – Beanie Feldstein struggles in Broadway revival by Adrian Horton

August Wilson Theatre, New York The actor brings pathos (and celebrity) as the vaudeville legend Fanny Brice in the much-hyped musical revival – but not the singing chops It must be diffic…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:25PM
Friday, February 4, 2022

MJ the Musical review – mesmerizing parade of hits doesn’t look in the mirror by Adrian Horton

Neil Simon Theatre, New York The new Broadway jukebox musical on the life and pop catalog of Michael Jackson is a romp that only glances at the elephant in the room MJ, a megawatt new jukebo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:48PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

How Bo Burnham’s Netflix special Inside set the bar for quarantine art by Adrian Horton

The comedy special reflects the messy, diffuse, barely processable collective experience of the past year, by digging deep into the online condition Last week, the comedian Bo Burnham releas…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12PM
Monday, March 8, 2021

The Queen’s Gambit to become a stage musical by Adrian Horton

The rights to the novel which inspired Netflix’s most watched limited series were acquired by a New York production company It’s not quite checkmate on The Queen’s Gambit. The wildly p…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:05PM
Friday, January 22, 2021

Tony award-winning Broadway choreographer Bob Avian dies aged 83 by Adrian Horton

The director and choreographer, whose credits include A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls, has died after a cardiac arrest in Florida Bob Avian, the Tony award-winning Broadway mainstay both on sta…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:12PM
Friday, November 13, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel: Trump to learn 'what it's like to be evicted from your home' by Adrian Horton

Late-night hosts investigate Trump’s corrosive intransigence to reality, and his latest grift: using donations to pay his debts Donald Trump still refused to acknowledge his electoral defe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:36PM
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Just 20% of New York theater created by people of color, study finds by Adrian Horton

Asian American Performers Action Coalition reveals nearly 80% of Broadway and off-Broadway shows from white playwrights A new report has found stark disparities in racial representation and …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18AM
Friday, February 21, 2020

West Side Story review – gritty Broadway revival is a bold blockbuster by Adrian Horton

Broadway Theatre, New York Ivo van Hove’s striking new take on the much-loved romantic musical brings sharpness and show-stopping choreography to the table It is nearly impossible to take …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Great Society review – Brian Cox is an electrifying LBJ on Broadway by Adrian Horton

Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York A Tony-worthy performance from the acclaimed actor dominates a sequel to All the Way, telling the story of the president’s ambitious mid-60s agenda Early …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:24PM

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