Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Dave Madden: Come On, Get Happy by Trav S.D.

A few words about the interesting career of comic actor Dave Madden (1931-2014). Today best known for one, perhaps two, particular roles, Madden’s career, like most, proves to be much …

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Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Live with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen! by Little Known Facts W/ Ilana Levine

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, …

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BWW Review: Iranian Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's NASSIM Encourages Cultural Understanding Through Language by Michael Dale

In a city where hundreds of theatre productions are produced every year before audiences who encourage artists to experiment beyond the norm, it takes a lot for a play in New York to be rega…

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Director Michael Gracey Says THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is 'Definitely' Coming to Broadway by Stephanie Wild

The Greatest Showman has taken the world by storm in 2018, as one of the year's most talked-about films. Now, as the year comes to a close, Yahoo is chatting with the film's director Michael…

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Mentalist Derren Brown Hopes to Bring His Show to Broadway by Stephanie Wild

Mentalist Derren Brown has recently released a special on Netflix, called Sacrifice. Now, in a new interview with Forbes, he has revealed that he has his sights set on Broadway next.

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Spain’s Lost Decade Of The Arts by Artsjournal2

Since the economic crash, the arts in Spain have suffered massive hits – and then there’s the internet. “Between 2007 and 2017, one out of every three musical performances …

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The Los Angeles School District Will Whitewash A Mural Accused Of Being Racist by Artsjournal2

The mural, by Brooklyn artist Beau Stanton, features Ava Gardner with a radiating starburst behind her head. And in a 16-page letter sent to the LA Unified School District last month, a neig…

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Putin Says Russia Should ‘Take Charge Of’ Youth Culture And Rap Music by Artsjournal2

That’s not ominous or dictator-like at all. And of course, as the article says, “The Russian government has long had a complicated relationship with music.” – BBC

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Bryan Tyree Henry’s Breakout Year by Artsjournal2

Though he was already a star in the TV show Atlanta, not to mention a turn in the movie Widows, Henry is finding acclaim in Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ new movie, If Beale S…

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This Year’s Movie Trend Is The Revival Of The Rom-Com by Artsjournal2

The teen rom-com, that is, revived by Netflix and Love, Simon to incorporate old tropes and new characters – including a Korean American nerd, a gay boy on the cusp of coming out, an…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Peter Pan review at Richmond Theatre – ‘a winningly villainous performance from Robert Lindsay’ by Paul Vale

There are several big names making their debut in Qdos Entertainment pantomimes this year, but none has quite the acting chops of

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Patrice Wymore: Before, During and After Errol Flynn by Trav S.D.

I often worry that Travalanche is becoming too much like other blogs by adding Hollywood films stars to my previous and ongoing content streams of vaudevillians, sideshow freaks, and the lik…

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Cinderella: A Wicked Mother of a Night Out review at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club – ‘raucous and riotous’ by Fergus Morgan

Not Too Tame’s touring, immersive adaptation of Cinderella is a godsend for the less pantomime-inclined theatregoer. Written by Luke Barnes, and put

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BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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The Cat in the Hat review – Dr Seuss's rascal reborn as a madcap circus star by Miriam Gillinson

Curve, LeicesterStorytelling is secondary to spectacle in this chaotic retelling that features cakes, wigs and a fraught balancing actBefore Dr Seuss’s infamous Cat has made his entrance, …

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2018 by Michael Billington

A gender-switch Company got Sondheim’s blessing, Sam Mendes probed the doomed Lehman dynasty and Austen had a sparkling rewrite. But the year belonged to Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins f…

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BWW Review: THE SUN LINE, Sadler's Wells by Louis Train

When I first saw The Sun Line, at The Meyerhold Centre, in Moscow, I was so jolted by its aggressively inventive technique that I started recommenidng it to all my friends.

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The Artist Who Put Lighted Massive Slugs Outside Tate Britain Says She Wants To Keep People’s Morale Up by Artsjournal2

Monster Chetwynd wanted to undermine saccharine holiday art – and work with bioluminescence. “If you let people believe they can do something, it’s more likely to happen. Depre…

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How Did Peter Jackson Make 100-Year-Old Black And White WWI Footage Look New? by Artsjournal2

The director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was given about 100 hours of film from the time period – some of it sped up, some of it in terrible disrepair, all of it black and white. …

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Is Netflix Going To Work As A Movie Studio? by Artsjournal2

It’s like Lifetime! Or Hallmark! But wait, it’s got prestige movies! And hey, there are documentaries! And animated movie! And … whoa, Netflix, what are you even doing? A l…

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A Writer On His Year Of Reading Fiction By African Women by Artsjournal2

At last year’s The Guardian holiday party, one of The Guardian‘s journalists realized that he was years behind in reading books by African women. So he dove in – and fou…

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Best and Worst New York Theater of 2018. #Stageworthy News of the Week. by New York Theater

With two weeks left in 2018, it’s a time for assessments of the year in New York theater, for better and for worse.   Top Ten Lists of Top 10 New York Theater 2018 “The Ferryman…

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The producing world of Sonia Friedman by Broadway News

In 2018, Sonia Friedman and her partners brought the Olivier Award-winning production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to the Lyric Theatre on Broadway. The show went on to…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Raising praise for Markus Williams (1972-2018) from his family and the cast of A Civil War Christmas by Lorraine Treanor

“Luminous.” That is the word that five actors from A Civil War Christmas settled on to describe their Music Director Markus Williams, who swept into their lives in early November. Two da…

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Obituary: Ralph Koltai – ‘the most influential stage designer in British theatre in the latter half of the 20th century’ by Michael Quinn

Ralph Koltai, who has died at the age of 94, was the most influential stage designer in British theatre in the second

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White Christmas review at Leicester Curve – ‘faultlessly executed’ by Pat Ashworth

It matters not one jot that the story of White Christmas is so thin as to be almost transparent. It’s a glorious

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Christmas Crackers review at Live Theatre, Newcastle – ‘a mixed bag of festive-themed new writing’ by Chris Collett

Live Theatre’s festive offering is a quartet of new short Christmas-themed plays by young playwrights who are part of the theatre’s Associate

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Theatre industry welcomes appointment of specialist well-being lecturer at Manchester conservatoire by Georgia Snow

The Royal Northern College of Music has become the first conservatoire in the UK to appoint a dedicated lecturer in health and

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Actors in ad campaign fronted by Colin Farrell claim they are owed £106,000 by Giverny Masso

Eleven British actors are owed a reported £106,000 in unpaid fees for an advertising campaign that launched at the Oscars more than

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Photo Flash: First Look at SWEAT at Donmar Warehouse by BroadwayWorld

The Donmar Warehouse presents Lynette Linton's production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. Casting includes Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Ma…

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Poll: How many productions do you think you’ve seen in 2018? by The Stage

As we near the end of 2018, we want to know about your year in theatre. This week we’re asking, how many

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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Kiln Theatre's APPROACHING EMPTY by BroadwayWorld

Kiln Theatre, Tamasha and Live Theatre today presents the world premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty in a first-time creative collaboration for the three companies. Pooja Ghai directs Ka…

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears review – warm, wondrous festive treat by Miriam Gillinson

Derby theatreThe classic tale plays out on a lusciously crafted eco-friendly set by a company gently pushing the boundaries of kids’ theatreWe’re deep in the woods and inside the three b…

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Peter Pan review at Theatre Royal, Bath – ‘an uneasy mix’ by Jeremy Brien

Peter Pans are thin on the ground in West Country theatres this Christmas. This curate’s egg of a Theatre Royal Bath production

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Pittsburgh's Rob Marshall on being entrusted with 'the jewel in Disney's crown' -- bringing 'Mary Poppins Returns' to the screen by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The director and CMU alum aims to deliver light in the darkness, along with Emily Blunt as the magical nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Jack.

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Sleeping Beauty review at Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock – ‘a quality cast’ by David Pollock

A modern arts space on the banks of the River Clyde which opened five years ago, Beacon Arts Centre shares much in

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Theatre-Rites And 20 Stories High Reunite: Big Up!, A Hip Hop Puppetry Show by BroadwayWorld

Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High reunite following the success of their show for young people The Broke 'N' Beat Collective. Big Up is a show for 3 to 6 year olds to share with everyone tha…

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Orange Tree Theatre appoints Hanna Streeter as executive director by Georgia Snow

Hanna Streeter has been appointed executive director of the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. She replaces Sarah Nicholson, who leaves the organisation

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It’s festival time! Read all about how MT Fest UK – Paul Taylor-Mills’ two-week festival of new musical theatre – is heading to The Other Pala

From Monday 11 to Saturday 23 February 2019 MT Fest UK at The Other Palace will showcase emerging and established writers. The programme includes a Taster Menu series of eight new musicals a…

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Ad Infinitum Presents NO KIDS by BroadwayWorld

Co-artistic directors George Mann and Nir Paldi are a real-life couple trying to answer a question many of us face. As they stage their discussions around if, when and how to have children, …

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Union Theatre Announces Spring Season: Essential Classics 2019 by BroadwayWorld

The Union Theatre announced the return of the Phil Willmott Company for a fourth season of ESSENTIAL CLASSICS productions in which great writers of the past have reflected on issues we face …

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Cinderella review at Alban Arena, St Albans – ‘crackingly good’ by Stuart Gidden

In a game of 2018 panto Bingo, Evolution’s crackingly good Cinderella at St Albans would be victorious in no time. Quick-fire gags?

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Mark-Anthony Turnage’s ‘Greek’ is back after 30 years — and its tattoos still aren’t smeared by Artsjournal1

Mark-Anthony Turnage redefined British opera with Greek. But that was in a different world: 1988. When the piece arrived at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this month, I imagined it like some …

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Wake Up With BWW 12/17: Final Installment of CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning BroadwayWorld Today's top stories Celebrity Autobiography holds its final performance, and more

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Photo Coverage: Laura Dreyfuss Sits Down with Ilana Levine for Podcast and Performance by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Dear Evan Hansen alumna Laura Dreyfuss sat down for a live podcast event and performance with actress and Little Known Facts podcast host Ilana Levine on December 16th at 600 pm.

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Kiss Me, Kate review at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield – ‘energetic and vivacious’ by Francesca Peschier

There is much in Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate (and its Shakespearean source material for that matter) that does not sit well

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Final Casting Announced For The Return Of SIX To The West End by BroadwayWorld

Final casting is announced today for the return of SIX, the hit musical by recent Cambridge grads Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. SIX returns to the Arts Theatre in the West End, where it ran for…

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Peter Pan review at Royal and Derngate, Northampton – ‘packed with music and dance’ by Dave Fargnoli

Light, tight and cheerful, Barbara Evans’ boisterous staging of JM Barrie’s much-loved adventure might have had its story stripped to the bare

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs review at the Swan, High Wycombe – ‘glitz and glamour’ by Hannah Greenstreet

Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole, with his trademark fancy footwork, gleaming smile and plunging neckline, is at the centre of Qdos

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The Tell-Tale Heart, National Theatre review - bloody good fun as well as bloody by Matt Wolf

Anthony Neilson's latest is a Poe-faced delightThe Tell-Tale Heart may be the title of an 1843 short story by Edgar Allen Poe, but rest assured that Anthony Neilson's adaptation of it f…

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'Overtures,' London's Answer To Marie's Crisis Cafe Sing-along Piano Bar, Opens Its Doors Permanently In January by BroadwayWorld

After the phenomenal success of the Marie's Crisis London pop-up, during Halloween 2018, and under a new permanent name OVERTURES PIANO BAR, London, will open its doors as as answer to the f…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Vick Hope to Voice New Shipwrecked Series by Blouin Artinfo

Capital FM host and Strictly Come Dancing star Vick Hope will be the voice of E4's new “Shipwrecked” series, announces Channel 4.The all-new series of “Shipwrecked,” the pioneering p…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Kevin Hopkins by Arts Review

Who is Kevin Hopkins? I am a father and partner, and a socialist. I am actor, director and teacher, who loves Shakespeare. What would you do differently to what you do now? I would like to b…

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North by Northwest by Arts Review

Combining the magic of film and theatre, Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense, North by Northwest will be presented live at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre from …

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Looking For A Creative Business Holiday Card Idea? by Drew McManus

Business holiday cards can be a tricky task: you can always opt for safe/bland or cutesy/meme but doing something that reinforces your actual business relationship can be a tall order. Fort…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Peter Pan Goes Wrong by Arts Review

Following hot on the heels of the box office hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre brings its triumphant disaster, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, from London’s West End to Australia t…

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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (December 17-23) by Natasha Tripney

Caroline, Or Change – Playhouse Theatre, London Sharon D Clarke reprises her acclaimed performance in Michael Longhurst’s production of Tony Kushner’s musical,

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Lyn Gardner: Arts courses must not sell students short by Lyn Gardner

I’m going to say something unpopular, so please bear with me. I think Amanda Spielman may have a point. A couple of

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/16-12/17/2018

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Monday, December 17, 2018 - Monday, December 17, 2018.

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The Broadway Heat: The Cher Show: The Sweet 16! by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.BROADWAY HEAT: THE CHER SHOW EDITIONLast week's opening round was fierce. As fierce as the icon …

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Monday, December 17, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

NGV to present Terracotta Warriors in parallel with artist Cai Guo-Qiang in 2019 by Arts Review

In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria will present China’s ancient Terracotta War…

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Beale Street Can’t Talk, but Beale Can by Peter Filichia

Frankly, if I were Lee Hall, I’d be ashamed to take the money. “Adapted by” is his official credit for...Continue Reading The post Beale Street Can’t Talk, but Beale Can appeared fir…

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Fairytale of New York — the Christmas song for people who hate Christmas songs

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl recorded a sozzled classic whose lyrics have stirred controversy

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See All the Broadway Playbills of 2018 by Marc J. Franklin

From the first show John Lithgow: Stories by Heart to the recent To Kill A Mocking Bird, how many did you collect this year?

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Turn a Last-Minute Gift Into an Unforgettable Theatre Experience With StubHub by Adam Hetrick

Find the perfect holiday offerings with our StubHub ticket guide.

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Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Featuring Sutton Foster, Broadcast December 17 by Andrew Gans

The annual holiday special on PBS also features Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville.

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Annie Golden, Clea Alsip, Thom Sesma Are Part of December 17 The Enchanted Cottage Reading by Andrew Gans

Pamela Hunt directs the evening for the Project Shaw series.

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Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw on Playing the Adult Banks Children in Mary Poppins Returns by Ruthie Fierberg

The actors share the backstory of their grown-up Jane and Michael Banks

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