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Monday, April 29, 2024

No Jerry Seinfeld, the ‘extreme left’ hasn’t killed comedy | Stuart Heritage by Stuart Heritage

The comedian’s claim that wokeness is the reason why comedy is no longer as funny is lazy – and inaccurate Jerry Seinfeld is currently at saturation point, promoting his new Pop Tarts mo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:36PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The dangerous fallout from Baby Reindeer: should Richard Gadd have been less honest about his abusers? by Stuart Heritage

The internet is rife with speculation about the real-life stalker and real-life abuser from the Netflix hit. Is this show about exploitation starting to seem uncomfortably careless – even …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:36PM
Monday, October 3, 2022

He is the egg-man: why Ian McKellen has restored my will to live by Stuart Heritage

The 83-year-old Lord of the Rings and X-Men star emerged from a giant golden egg to publicise his role in the Mother Goose panto – and given us just what we need in these troubling times T…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:37PM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

‘For women, it’s behind enemy lines!’ Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe on their parenting podcast by Stuart Heritage

It began as a way to moan about the pandemic – or avoid childcare. Now Lockdown Parenting Hell is downloaded 2m times a month. The comedians chat fatherhood, burnout – and dreaming of th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:36AM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

'Just keep laughing!': Judi Dench leads older stars lifting spirits on Twitter by Stuart Heritage

From Dench in a dog hat to Elaine Paige in flower-clad rubber gloves, entertainment royalty is standing up to coronavirus with some bizarre comic relief. Now, where’s Cher? • Coronavirus…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:36PM
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sitcoms that should and shouldn't be turned into Broadway musicals by Stuart Heritage

News that long-running sitcom The Nanny is headed to the stage, with help from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom, brings to mind other potential transfers It’s easy to forget what a suc…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:24PM
Thursday, December 26, 2019

The London Olympics opening ceremony: a moment of optimism that destroyed the decade by Stuart Heritage

The show of humour and hope – featuring the Queen and Dizzee Rascal – lulled us into a false sense of security, ill-preparing us for the bleak years to come We are about to be expelled f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

'The most disturbing thing I've ever seen' – will the new Cats trailer claw back its appeal? by Stuart Heritage

The movie adaptation of the Lloyd Webber musical appalled viewers when its first trailer launched four months ago. Now a new one is here, has it improved things? Four months. It’s been fou…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:03PM
Friday, September 20, 2019

The 50 best comedians of the 21st century by Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage

From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest comics of the era Our No 1 comedian’s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18AM
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Michael McIntyre – the new king of Saturday night. Who knew? by Stuart Heritage

McIntyre may be a floppy-haired berk who has built a career out of listing things people do, but his cheeky Big Show is the best weekend variety telly in yearsLet me begin by running through…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:02AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The best standup sets on Netflix, from Marc Maron to Ali Wong by Stuart Heritage

On-demand TV is increasingly the best place to get quality standup comedy – here are some of the best, including John Mulaney’s precise routines and Chelsea Peretti’s unrelenting nonse…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:32AM
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

James Bond: The Musical – another screen-to-stage disaster? by Stuart Heritage

‘No, Mr Bond, I expect you to … DANCE!’: why a 007 musical is a terrible ideaThe tension is palpable. James Bond finds himself strapped to a bench in the depths of Goldfinger’s lair,…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:08AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Forget Rocky: the Sylvester Stallone movies that deserve to be musicals by Stuart Heritage

Rocky is likely to be a Broadway success – so which of Sly's other films deserve the song and dance treatment?Rocky is far from the first movie to be turned into a Broadway musical, but it…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:30AM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

British comedy awards: how the king or queen of comedy is crowned by Stuart Heritage

Six nominees, including Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Graham Norton, are up for the top comedy award. Who will win? The answer hinges on something I call the Neediness IndexThe king or …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:19AM
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away – review by Stuart Heritage

Whatever Cirque du Soleil's dubious appeals, it categorically does not belong on a cinema screenCirque du Soleil's brand of aggressive chicken-in-a-basket whimsy might be wildly successful i…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30PM
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Les Misérables? Not half as wretched as I was after watching this trailer by Stuart Heritage

Just when you thought Les Misérables couldn't get any more emotionally devastating, along comes Russell Crowe … singingAlthough it's been adapted for the screen dozens of times over the c…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Culture Flash: exam results by Stuart Heritage

This week's news in the artsIn recent years, exam results have been accompanied by two things – commentators grumbling about declining standards, and countless pictures of pretty girl…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:08PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Britain's Got Talent: what will David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre bring to the judges' table? by Stuart Heritage

McIntyre and The Hoff are replacing Piers Morgan on the Britain's Got Talent judging panel. Which in one way is excellent news …It's sad that Piers Morgan has left Britain's Got Talent. Af…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:45AM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards