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Friday, May 20, 2022

Sales, sanctuaries, giardiniera, and Mortified by Micco Caporale, Salem Collo-Julin and Kerry Reid

Looking for some things to do? Consider these options! We found some happenings all over the map this time around, including Evanston, Back of the Yards, downtown, Logan Square, South Shore,…

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Broken Nose, American Writers Festival, and a Crystal Ball by Kerry Reid, Micco Caporale and Salem Collo-Julin

Looking for some mid-month fun? Check out the following events and ideas. FRI 5/13 Broken Nose Theatre continues its season with the Chicago premiere of Zoe Kazan’s dystopic drama After th…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

ShotSpotter’s deafening impact by Grace Del Vecchio and Matt Chapman

Chicago has quietly expanded the surveillance technology’s footprint—but it’s still disproportionately listening to Black and Brown communities. The post ShotSpotter’s deafening impa…

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Best (and Worst) Theater in Europe in 2021 by Matt Wolf, Laura Cappelle and A.j. Goldmann

The Times’s three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey apiece for the festive season.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 04:18AM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Something wicked this way comes: the Lord Chamberlain’s Men on tour – photo essay by Chris Wiegand Photography and Interviews By David Levene

The outdoor theatre company will cover more than 12,000 miles this summer, visiting more than 60 venues. Guardian photographer David Levene joined the Macbeth road trip The Covid-19 pandemic…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:06AM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Protesters Occupy French Theaters, Demanding Reopening by Laura Cappelle and Alex Marshall

The pandemic is still raging, but arts workers in France want to know when cultural life can restart.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:24PM
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Disrupting Taboos, Staging Cancer: Snowdrops and Chlorine’s Eruptive Intervention by Hannah Trivilino and Vassiliki Rapti

The following review is based on the Snowdrops and Chlorine script, which differs slightly from the play’s hybrid recording. To watch the Snowdrops and Chlorine recording, please visit Sta…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

The experts’ experts: Observer critics on the cultural voices they trust by Laura Cumming, Mark Kermode, Bidisha, Miranda Sawyer, Susannah Clapp, Kitty Empire, Fiona Maddocks and Rowan Moore

The best new writers, the indispensable books, the go-to websites… our arts writers reveal their sources of insight Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:48AM
Thursday, August 29, 2019

'Surprisingly cruel': does Fleabag still work as a stage show? by Hannah J Davies, Laura Snapes and Kate Wyver

Six years after its debut, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s monologue is back in the theatre after its tearaway success on TV. We sent three millennial critics to watch it Related: Sexy, subversive…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:03AM
Sunday, June 23, 2019

All change! Meet the new artistic directors shaking up British theatre by Susannah Clapp, With Interviews By Killian Fox and Lisa O'Kelly

Our critic reflects on the exciting developments sweeping our stages and below, some of the top new recruits share their stories and ways of working British theatre is in the process of a ma…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12AM
Friday, April 5, 2019

Celebs talk politics, love scenes and much more at CinemaCon by Marcela Isaza and Ryan Pearson | ap

At the just-wrapped CinemaCon, celebrities talked about their upcoming movies but much much more

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:38PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Since U been gone: imagining Max Martin's Juliet jukebox musical by Laura Snapes, Michael Cragg, Anna Leszkiewicz and Owen Myers

The Swedish producer’s debut musical sees Juliet ditching Romeo to move to Paris. We use his hits to plot the narrativeA jukebox musical based on Swedish super-producer Max Martin’s bigg…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:42AM
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Best (and Worst) Theater in Europe in 2018 by Matt Wolf, Laura Cappelle and A.j. Goldmann

Our three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey for the festive season.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 06:04AM
Monday, January 29, 2018

Garrison Keillor’s wish to be heard is at the heart of standoff with MPR by Jeffrey Meitrodt and Neal Justin Star Tribune (minneapolis)

Garrison Keillor is convinced America still wants to hear his voice.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:07PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rita, Sue and #MeToo: 'there'd be outrage if it was written today' by Ella Carmen Greenhill , Atiha Sen Gupta and April De Angelis

Was the Royal Court right to put on Rita, Sue and Bob Too? We asked three playwrights to look afresh at Andrea Dunbar’s story of two girls preyed on by an older man Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:23AM
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kevin Spacey tight-lipped about his plans as host of Tonys by Mark Kennedy and John Carucci | ap

Getting Kevin Spacey to spill the beans about his plans hosting the Tony Awards turns out to be as likely as his character on “House of Cards” renouncing blackmail and backstabbing.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:18AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WGA nominates 'Moonlight,''La La Land,''Deadpool' by Ap

Oscar favorites and an X-rated superhero film are in the running for screenplay awards.        

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Beyoncé to Black Mirror; the culture that defines 2016 by Archie Bland, Michael Billington, Peter Bradshaw, Daphne A Brooks, Tom Holland, Jonathan Jones, Justine Jordan, Brian Logan, Sean O'Hagan and Simon Parkin

How better to make sense of this turbulent year than through the art and literature it has produced? Our critics choose the works that sum up the last 12 monthsIf there is one film that hold…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:36AM
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Briefs encounter: Rambert at 90 by Morwenna Ferrier. Photography: Rick Guest. Styling: Helen Seamons and Melanie Wilkinson

Words: Morwenna Ferrier. Photography: Rick Guest. Styling: Helen Seamons and Melanie WilkinsonKym Sojourna stands in front of the camera, waiting for instruction. Tall and long-legged, she i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:12AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bottom's up: Emma Rice weaves A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe – in pictures by Photography Sarah Lee and Production Mee-Lai Stone

Emma Rice kicks off her Wonder season as the new artistic director of London’s Globe theatre with a gender-swapping take on Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy about the course of true love.…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:01AM
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Voice of Robin Hood Brian Bedford dies aged 80 by Ap

The Tony Award-winning classical actor was well known for his role in the 1973 Disney movie as well as a drag performance as Lady Bracknell

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 07:19PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SpongeBob Musical hires David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper to write songs by Ap and Guardian Staff

Nickelodeon confirms ‘rousing tale of a simple sea sponge’ will boast all-star songwriting lineup including John Legend, Steven Tyler and the Flaming LipsNickelodeon announced on Monday …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:32AM
Saturday, August 1, 2015

Edinburgh Guest Blog: One Week until the Fringe check list by Smoking Apples and Dogfish

Image: OwlPacino at Creative Commons With just one week to go until we take CELL to the biggest arts festival in the world (no pressure!), here’s what we’re doing to prepare. So, by th…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 11:44AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Book of Mormon satirical musical arrives in Utah by Ap

Book of Mormon starts sold-out, two-week run at Salt Lake City theatre just two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:22AM
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

'Fiddler on Roof' stage actor Theodore Bikel dies at 91 by Afp and Telegraph Reporters

Theodore Bikel, who was best known for the role of Tevye and appeared in more than 150 films, has passed away

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 04:29AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Would the Bard Have Survived the Web? by SCOTT TUROW, PAUL AIKEN and JAMES SHAPIRO

Literary and creative talents often remain undeveloped unless markets reward them.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:58PM
Friday, February 6, 2015

Star Trek's George Takei to boldly go to Broadway by Ap and Rebecca Hawkes

The Star Trek actor has helped turn his childhood memories of an internment camp into a musical

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 06:18AM
Saturday, December 27, 2014

15 things to look forward to in 2015 by Robin McKie, Alice Fisher, Rowan Moore, Kitty Empire, Tristram Hunt, Andrew Brown, Susannah Clapp, Emma Graham-Harrison, Robert McCrum, Eddie Butler, Ryan Gilbey, Ben Preston, Stuart Dredge and Peter Preston

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet, smartwatches, the return of the Large Hadron Collider, the rugby World Cup in Britain, a flood of classic drama on TV and a critical climate summit – some …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:59PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Geoffrey Holder, director and actor, dies at 84 by Telegraph Reporters and Ap

Tony Award-winning director Geoffrey Holder, who starred as a James Bond villain and narrated Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, dies

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:17AM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman literary prize announced by Afp and Telegraph Reporters

Annual $45,000 prize for playwrights funded by magazines which falsely reported that Philip Seymour Hoffman had a gay affair    

SOURCE: The Telegraph at 03:23AM
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Capital Fringe: The Venn Diagram by Ally Schweitzer, Sarah Kaplan and Ally Mutnick

The Capital Fringe Festival, D.C.’s most consistent dispenser of kooky theater and performance, recently announced its full 2013 lineup. The annual gathering starts July 11 with 129 plays …

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:00AM