Thursday, November 21, 2019

Rock Concert Review: Bob Dylan at the Tsongas Center — Nothing if Not Chameleonic by Scott McLennan

But really, what is a Bob Dylan concert these days if not a case study in transformation? The post Rock Concert Review: Bob Dylan at the Tsongas Center — Nothing if Not Chameleonic appeare…

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Go Inside Opening Night for Broadway’s A Christmas Carol, Starring Campbell Scott, Andrea Martin, and LaChanze by Nathan Skethway

Matthew Warchus directs the new version of the holiday classic from Harry Potter playwright Jack Thorne.

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Watch Tony Winners Idina Menzel and James Corden Have a Sing-Off for the Lead in Crosswalk the Musical: Frozen by Dan Meyer

Jonathan Groff, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad spoke up after the late night host tried to steal the lead.

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#TBT: The "New" Broadway Cast Recording of Kiss of the Spider Woman by JK

When I really love a show, I tend to go all in. I see it many times, with as many casts as possible. On Broadway, off-Broadway, on tour, regional and local. Kiss of the Spider Woman is one o…

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Playbill’s Guide to the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Ruthie Fierberg

Whether you’re attending or watching from your couch, here are the tips, tricks, and must-knows for Thanksgiving 2019.

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On the Couch with Saimir Pirgu by Arts Review

Who is Saimir Pirgu? An Albanian tenor with an incredible passion for music in general and Opera. What would you do differently to what you do now? Absolutely nothing. I would do it all in t…

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Judy & Punch by Arts Review

In a visceral and dynamic live-action reinterpretation of the famous 17th century puppet show, writer / director Mirrah Foulkes turns the traditional story of Punch and Judy on its head and …

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La Mama and Friends set the stage for a new future by Arts Review

Construction to rebuild Melbourne’s iconic La Mama theatre has begun, 18 months on from the fire that destroyed the home of independent theatre in Australia. Minister for Creative Industri…

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Annie Aitken joins Rolling Thunder Vietnam – Songs That Defined A Generation by Arts Review

One of the rising stars of the Australian stage, Annie Aitken, has been announced to play the female lead of the country girl/anti-war protester Sarah in the acclaimed rock music drama Rolli…

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Cherry Jones on Doubt, Why Watching Herself in The Heiress Was ‘Ghastly,’ and Sticking With Theatre by Ellis Nassour

In this wide-ranging 2004 interview, the star looks back at her career and forward to what would become her second Tony-winning role in Doubt.

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MUSICAL RELATIVITY by Brian Scott Lipton

An imaginative staging is paired with a talented ensemble.

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Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Lily Tomlin, More Receive Paley Honors November 21 by Playbill Staff

The television comedy trailblazers and theatre veterans are honored by the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

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Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Denise Burse, More Star in The Underlying Chris, Opening November 21 by Andrew Gans

Kenny Leon directs the Second Stage world premiere of Will Eno’s play.

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Bedlam’s The Crucible Opens Off-Broadway November 21 by Olivia Clement

Artistic Director Eric Tucker directs the production at the Connelly Theater.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Australian Musical: From the Beginning by Arts Review

Peter Pinne and Peter Wyllie Johnston’s The Australian Musical: From the Beginning is a definitive history of a century of musical theatre in Australia, including behind the scenes stories…

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Virgo Star by Darryl Reilly

Following a comically exaggerated shootout, the two men make out. A cowgirl and a Mexican woman get together. At one point performers blindfold audience members for a brief bit. There’s a …

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Read Reviews for Jack Thorne's A Christmas Carol on Broadway by Playbill Staff

Matthew Warchus directs the new version of the holiday classic from the Harry Potter playwright.

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People You Should Know . . . Will Sarratt by Zack Calhoon

Will Sarratt is a North Carolina raised, New York based actor and resident artist with New Light Theater Project. New York credits include: Everything is Super Great, Omega Kids (New Ligh…

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People You Should Know . . . Xavier Rodney by Zack Calhoon

Xavier Rodney was home grown and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He first started acting as a last minute replacement lead in a kindergarten performance. Since then he has striven to hone and perfe…

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MEAN GIRLS (national tour): Doesn’t quite clique by Joshua Herren

“It’s not Ibsen,” I reminded myself, “It doesn’t have to be Sondheim. Just enjoy the show and have fun!”

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New ‘West Side Story’ Has Winning Strengths, But Weaknesses Too by Bill Hirschman

The West Side Story from the Prather family’s new Broadway Palm series at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center has so much to praise, yet, joins local productions to underscore how there…

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Mystery Author Tackles Deeper Mysteries Of Conscience In GableStage’s Premiere ‘Watson’ by Bill Hirschman

As the writer with 28 best-selling mystery novels, James Grippando is usually focused on whodunits. But the Florida author is about to see the world premiere of his first playscript, Watso…

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Electric Dreams: The Musical by Arts Review

Based on Rusty Lemorande’s classic 80s film, Electric Dreams, Music Theatre Melbourne presents the new stage production, Electric Dreams: The Musical at Gasworks Arts Park this November. E…

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Pumpgirl by Joseph Pisano

Told as a series of alternating, interlocking monologues, there is a "Rashomon"-esque quality to "Pumpgirl" that grows more obvious as the play's story comes into focus. Not only do the rela…

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People You Should Know . . . Daniel Diaz by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Jon Burklund) Daniel Diaz creates performance works from a queer male perspective to inform audiences and bring clarity on social-political injustices through storytelling, burlesq…

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It’s Annual Appeal Time?! My Papercuts Still Haven’t Healed From Last Year’s Envelop Stuff-A-Thon by Joe Patti

As Thanksgiving approaches, your anxiety level may be rising at the prospect of spending uncomfortable meals with relatives, engaging in an even shorter official Christmas shopping season th…

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A Christmas Carol: God Blast Ye, Merry Gentlemen by Bob Verini

★★★★ Jack Thorne, Matthew Warchus, and Charles Dickens insist that we Scrooges mend our selfish ways, with joyful stagecraft to pull us along The post A Christmas Carol: God Blast Ye…

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A Christmas Carol: Spooked By the Past by Michael Sommers

★★★ A chilly Campbell Scott plays Scrooge in a grim rendition of the holiday classic The post A Christmas Carol: Spooked By the Past appeared first on New York Stage Review.

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Einstein’s Dreams ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 20, 2019: Alan Lightman is an American physicist who has served on the faculties of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has foc…

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Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre presents PLAYlist 2019 by Arts Review

PLAYlist is Red Stitch’s annual site-specific spectacle of music and new writing. Join the Red Stitch ensemble and an extraordinary line-up of guest artists for a one-night-only celebratio…

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Einstein’s Dreams: Love and Science Merge, with Relative Success by Elysa Gardner

★★★★ A new musical (based on the novel) casts the iconic genius as a romantic lead The post Einstein’s Dreams: Love and Science Merge, with Relative Success appeared first on New Y…

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