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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates by Leonard Jacobs

Who has legal standing to know the results of an investigation? What about a moral imperative? The post Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates appeared first on Clyd…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest by Leonard Jacobs

Danny Rocco's sprawling experimental history play proves that everything new is old again. The post ‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest appeared first on Clyde Fit…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister by Leonard Jacobs

How to play an avaricious, amoral capitalist in an age of avaricious, amoral capitalists. The post Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’ by Leonard Jacobs

Or, satire is not "what closes on Saturday night." The post When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’ appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’ by Leonard Jacobs

You have a tough scene late in the play. You probably know it -- what you do at the end of it. The post Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’ appeared first on Clyde Fit…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Giving Chase to Choreographer Chase Brock by Leonard Jacobs

Dance "from character and situation and circumstance and plot and theme." The post Giving Chase to Choreographer Chase Brock appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Stunning Dunning Unveils His ‘Signature Project,’ 1M People Strong by Leonard Jacobs

Move over SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. There are incalculable ways to harness the power and presence of pure visual art with the arresting and urgent immediacy of performance. Add in a pa…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015

More on Casual References to Race in Theater Reviews by Leonard Jacobs

"Casual" and "aggression" are not compatible states of being.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

In “Hangmen,” Martin McDonagh Plays Fast and Noose by Leonard Jacobs

Mixing menace with comic mayhem,

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Monday, August 17, 2015

“Curious Incident” and Autistic Actors on Broadway by Leonard Jacobs

Why would "thousands" of people protest a young actor named Tyler Lea?

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Styling Camp in the Musical “Ruthless!” by Leonard Jacobs

"Who does she think she is, Tyne Daly?"

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Queens Theatre in the Park Ribbon-Cutting Set for Thurs., Sept. 23 by Leonard Jacobs

Queens Theatre in the Park -- one of the 33 members of the city's key Cultural Institutions Group -- will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thurs., Sept. 23, 6:30pm, in celebration of the sp…

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O’Neill: ‘Open Submissions’ for 2011 Playwrights Confab by Leonard Jacobs

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is putting out the word that open submissions are being accepted for the 2011 Playwrights Conference. We here at the CFR are happy, of course, to help sprea…

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Arts Advocacy Update 147: Pennsylvania’s Noble Knight by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Sept. 15, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.)The expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story h…

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Entertation Index, Sept. 12-18: Susan Boyle Simmers by Leonard Jacobs

The Clyde Fitch Report is pleased to introduce and welcome The Brown Tweed Society, created by Matt Shorr and C.M. Tomlin, to its family of contributors. Each week, the CFR will publish a co…

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Ovation URL to ‘Find Art in Everything.’ Will It Find Everything in Art? by Leonard Jacobs

Last night, here in New York, I attended an impressive public panel about the arts and censorship (to be discussed in another post), and one of the many tendrils of the conversation, especia…

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The Era of Live-Streaming Live Theater Has Arrived by Leonard Jacobs

There's no question it will be theater: Joey Brenneman's play Better Left Unsaid will feature live actors on a real stage playing characters and unfurling a plot before a living, breathing a…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: William Carden by Leonard Jacobs

Long before there were studies, theories, rabble-rousing, fretting, blogging, grousing, cheering and funding, there was Ensemble Studio Theatre. It was founded by the late Curt Dempster, acc…

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Sensing Censorship: Hughes, Schneeman Headline ‘How Obscene Is This!’ Tonight by Leonard Jacobs

Performance artist Holly Hughes -- famous as one of the "NEA Four" -- along with the legendary feminist filmmaker-artist Carolee Schneeman, artist-journalist-geographer Trevor Paglen and the…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Anton Chekhov by Leonard Jacobs

How do you solve a problem like Anton?Actually, you call call him Dr. Chekhov, or preferably not call him at all, since he died of tuberculosis back in 1904.Yet the theater keeps asking poor…

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Will Classical TV Challenge Ovation? And Where’s Their Theater Blog? by Leonard Jacobs

Is is possible that Ovation has a competitor in Classical TV? And what would be the pluses and minus for the performing arts if that were the case?Certainly to judge by the mere touting, huf…

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Big Bucks to Boise: ATW’s National Theater Company Grants Announced by Leonard Jacobs

Courtesy of the fine publicity team at O&M Co. comes news of a potential earthquake in theater philanthropy.Indeed, as one the quoted quotables in the press release down below acknowledg…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Thaddeus Phillips by Leonard Jacobs

Talking about mourning in America: I don't think the creation of a sane, smart, America-first energy policy is going to happen. Certainly it won't happen in this political and economic clima…

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Entertation Index, Sept. 19-24: The $500,000 Dollar Man by Leonard Jacobs

"The Situation is bigger than Kim Kardashian."The Clyde Fitch Report is pleased to introduce and welcome The Brown Tweed Society, created by Matt Shorr and C.M. Tomlin, to its family of con…

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Arts Advocacy Update 148: The Garden State Grinch by Leonard Jacobs

The content below is from Americans for the Arts' Arts Watch email blast of Sept. 22, 2010. (Subscribe to it here.)The expressions, opinions and/or comments in italics following each story h…

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The Musical? by Leonard Jacobs

The Brick Theater is so brilliant it just terrifies me.Here's an announcement that the entire New York City theater community should applaud -- in advance.The Brick Theater, Inc.presents...

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Live-Streaming Play Production Announces Casting, DP by Leonard Jacobs

The fundraising, casting and pre-production organizing involved in the groundbreaking live-streaming live theater production I posted about last week -- Joey Brenneman's Better Left Unsaid -…

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5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Phyllis Somerville by Leonard Jacobs

Her name is Phyllis Somerville. And if it isn't immediately familiar to you, take a moment and study the face. Yep, that's right: She plays the role of Marlene on Showtime's deliciously seri…

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ASTR Launches ‘American Theatre Preservation Project’ by Leonard Jacobs

This announcement comes courtesy of an email today from Susan Brady, an archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.The American Society for Theatre Researc…

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Doggone Trailer for Marx Brothers Place Flick Now Online by Leonard Jacobs

Remember when we told you that Marx Brothers Place is going to the dogs? We weren't kidding.But just to reiterate:The supporters of the effort to create Marx Brothers Place -- a stretch of …

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