Wednesday, January 26, 2022

SEEING IRELAND: STAGING A CULTURAL COUP IN PARIS 100 YEARS AGO by Robert Shuman

(Billy Shortall’s and Ciarin O’Neill’s article appeared in The Iris Times, 1/26/2022; Photo: Delegates to the World Congress of the Irish Race led by Katherine Hughes, Mary MacSwiney, …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:00PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

‘COMPULSION’ FOLLOWS THE JOURNEY OF ANNE FRANK’S DIARY FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE, WITH MARIONETTES by Robert Shuman

(Celia Wren’s article appeared in The Washington Post, 1/25. Playwright Rinne B. Groff’s semi-fictional tale follows the struggle to turn the Holocaust diary into a stage production. A m…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 07:39PM
Sunday, January 23, 2022

BRITAIN’S INDIFFERENCE TO MOLIÈRE’S 400TH IS NO SURPRISE BUT IT’S STILL SHAMEFUL by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 1/18; via Pam Green; Photo:  Agile update … Keira Knightley and Damian Lewis in Martin Crimp’s 2009 version of The Misanthrope …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:00PM
Saturday, January 22, 2022

THE MANY VISIONS OF LORRAINE HANSBERRY by Robert Shuman

(Blair McClendon’s article appeared in The New Yorker, 1/17/22; Photo:  With “A Raisin in the Sun,” Hansberry became an emblem of American progress. Photograph by David Attie / Getty.…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 07:50PM
Friday, January 21, 2022

‘IT TOOK FOUR MEN AND A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO GET THE TIGER OFF HIM’: THE TRAGEDY OF VEGAS MAGICIANS SIEGFRIED AND ROY by Robert Shuman

(Alexi Duggins’s article appeared in the Guardian, 1/17; ‘No one has ever properly examined their story – or the attack – in depth’ … Siegried, left, and Roy onstage with one of …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 08:01PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

O’NEILL’S ‘A TOUCH OF THE POET’ COMING TO IRISH REP, 2/26-4/17 (NY) by Robert Shuman

  A TOUCH OF THE POET on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage By Eugene O’Neill Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly With Belle Aykroyd, Robert Cuccioli, Kate Forbes, Mary McCann, Andy Murra…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 05:27PM
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

MOLIÈRE AT 400 by Robert Shuman

(FRANCE IN FOCUS © FRANCE 24 By: Monte FRANCIS|Stéphanie CHEVAL|Camille FEVRIER|Sonia BARITELLO/ France24; Photo: Photograph: Heritage Image Partnership Ltd/Alamy.)  He’s known as the …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 07:43PM
Sunday, January 16, 2022

LIZA MINNELLI–WITH JANE PAULEY ON CBS by Robert Shuman

(via Pam Green; Photo: Frank Beacham’s Journal.) The legendary Liza Minnelli The EGOT-winning entertainer sits down with “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley, and with her friend and acco…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 02:52PM
Friday, January 14, 2022

EVERY BRILLIANT THING REVIEW: A MAGICAL, UPLIFTING SHOW (IRELAND) by Robert Shuman

(Sara keating’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 1/13; photo: With an implacable smile, Conroy encourages and supports even the most reluctant of audience members to join her on stage.…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 02:24PM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

PARIS’S ‘HOUSE OF MOLIÈRE’ WISHES HAPPY 400TH BIRTHDAY TO FRENCH THEATRE LEGEND by Robert Shuman

(Laura Cappelle’s article appeared in the Guardian, 1/10;  Gift for improvisation … painting of Molière reading from Tartuffe at the home of Ninon de L’Enclos. Photograph: Heritage …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:22PM
Sunday, January 9, 2022

JULIAN FELLOWES TURNS HALF A SIXPENCE REWRITE KIPPS INTO WINNING FUN by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardisn 12/30; via Pam Green; Photo:  Comic parable … Charlie Stemp in the title role of Kipps: the New Half a Sixpence Musical. Photogra…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:21PM
Friday, January 7, 2022

SIDNEY POITIER, WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR BLACK ACTORS IN FILM, DIES AT 94 by Robert Shuman

(William Grimes’s article appeared in The New York Times, 1/7/22; via Pam Green; Photo: Sidney Poitier’s Academy Award for the 1963 film “Lilies of the Field” made him the first Blac…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 01:42PM
Thursday, January 6, 2022

PETER BOGDANOVICH, NEW HOLLYWOOD AUTEUR OF ‘PAPER MOON,’ ‘LAST PICTURE SHOW,’ DEAD AT 82 by Robert Shuman

(Jon Blistein’s article appeared in Rolling Stone, 1/6;  Photo: American director and screenwriter Peter Bogdanovich, UK, 20th February 1973. He directed the film ‘Paper Moon’ that ye…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 02:44PM
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

LOSING IT ALL, ON BROADWAY by Robert Shuman

(Sheelah Kolhatkar’s article appeared in the New Yorker, 1/3 and 1/10; illustration of Joshua Boone by João Fazenda.) The cast of “Skeleton Crew,” Dominique Morisseau’s play about B…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 05:56PM
Monday, January 3, 2022

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (130) by Robert Shuman

The words and wisdom of Constantin Stanislavski: A work of art born on the stage lives only for a moment, and no matter how beautiful it may be it cannot be commanded to stay with us. (MLIA)

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 05:58PM
Sunday, January 2, 2022

ONE OF FRANCE’S MOST SUCCESSFUL MUSICALS, “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS,” HEADS TO BROADWAY! by Robert Shuman

(via The  Culture  News Agency, www.theculturenews.com ) France’s The Ten Commandments, (Les Dix Commandements) announces its upcoming U.S premiere—and  releases its first single in …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:28PM
Saturday, January 1, 2022

FRITZ LANG (BBC RADIO, IN OUR TIME) by Robert Shuman

Listen Released On: 30 Dec 2021 Available for over a year Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Austrian-born film director Fritz Lang (1890-1976), who was one of the most celebrated film-make…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 05:03PM
Friday, December 31, 2021

‘THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH’ FROM JOEL COEN by Robert Shuman

(Odie Henderson’s article appeared on Roger Ebert.com 12/23; via Pam Green; photo: Roger Ebert.com) My high school senior year English teacher, Mr. Kilinski would be proud that I remember…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 04:03PM
Thursday, December 30, 2021

LET’S PLAY BEAT THE BARD (44) by Robert Shuman

Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

BROADWAY’S ‘THE MUSIC MAN’ HALTS SHOWS AFTER HUGH JACKMAN TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 by Robert Shuman

(from Breitbart; Photo:  Phil Walter/Getty Images.) Dec. 28 (UPI) — Actor Hugh Jackman announced Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19, as his Broadway show, The Music Man, cancele…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 09:30PM
Saturday, December 25, 2021

‘THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN’ AND ‘WAITRESS’ GO DARK ON BROADWAY AMID OMICRON by Robert Shuman

(Jesse O’Neill’s article appeared in the New York Post, 12/24;  via Drudge Report; Photo: “Thoughts of a Colored Man” will not resume after its performing shows last week.John Nacio…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:37PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

THREE SHORT COMEDIES BY SEÁN O’CASEY: SCATHING, WILDLY ENTERTAINING COMMENTARIES ON THE NEW IRISH STATE by Robert Shuman

(Ciara L. Murphy’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 12/20.) Under Garry Hynes’ direction, Druid bring a wide and eccentric range of characters to life THREE SHORT COMEDIES BY SEÁN O…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 01:33PM
Monday, December 20, 2021

‘THE MUSIC MAN’ ONCE HAD A DISABLED CHARACTER. THEN HE WAS ERASED. by Robert Shuman

(Amanda Morris’s article appeared in The New York Times, 12/15/21; via Pam Green; Photo:  Michael Phelan as Winthrop Paroo and Rebecca Luker as Marian Paroo in a 2000 revival of “The Mu…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 02:08PM
Saturday, December 18, 2021

RADIO CITY ROCKETTES CHRISTMAS SHOWS CANCELED DUE TO COVID OUTBREAK—‘HAMILTON’ CANCELED by Robert Shuman

(Luke Funk’s article appeared on Fox5 New York.) NEW YORK – The Radio City Rockettes are canceling their entire 2021 season due to COVID-19 cases. “We regret that we are unable to co…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 09:04AM
Friday, December 17, 2021

‘HANGING ON BY OUR FINGERTIPS’: THEATRES FEAR OMICRON’S IMPACT ON FESTIVE SEASON by Robert Shuman

(Chris Wiegand’s article appeared in the Guardian 12/16;  via Pam Green; Photo: The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, directed by Nicholas Hytner, is the Christmas show at the Bridge the…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:13PM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

TONIGHT’S PERFORMANCE OF TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL CANCELED DUE TO POSITIVE COVID TESTS RESULTS IN THE COMPANY by Robert Shuman

(Chloe Rabinowitz’s article appeared in the NY Post, 12/16.) Performances are scheduled to resume on Friday, December 17. Tonight’s performance of TINA – THE Tina Turner MUSICAL (Thu…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:25PM

YOU IMMEDIATELY TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO CANCEL THEIR TICKETS’ – WHAT’S IT LIKE TO STAR IN A FLOP? by Robert Shuman

(Mark Lawson’s article appeared in the Guardian 12/16; Photo: ‘I miscalculated’ … Ken Stott in The Prince’s Play, which Richard Eyre put on at the National. Photograph: Tristram K…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 02:09PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE: THE WORLD HAS FALLEN OUT OF LOVE FOR DEMOCRACY AND TURNED TO DICTATORSHIP by Robert Shuman

(from JAMnews, 12/14; Photo: Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta. Photo: “Novaya Gazeta”) Russian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dmitry Muradov Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:03PM
Saturday, December 11, 2021

THE FOREMOST CHALLENGE FACING WESTERN DEMOCRACIES by Robert Shuman

(Chilton Williamson Jr.’s article appeared in the Spectator, 12/1; Photo: Sobran’s.) A few philosophers since ancient Greece have been wise, scarcely any humble. None at all, to my knowl…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:26PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

LINA WERTMÜLLER: A THRILLING LIVE-WIRE WHO DISPLAYED A COLOSSAL BLACK-COMIC DARING   by Robert Shuman

(Peter Bradshaw’s article appeared in the Guardian, 12/9; Photo: Mordant and subversive … Lina Wertmüller. Photograph: Camilla Morandi/AGF/REX/Shutterstock.) Lina Wertmüller dies aged …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 04:44PM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre