Friday, June 21, 2024

Broadway-Bound Purple Rain Sets Dates for 2025 Minneapolis World Premiere by Belaid S

‘Purple Rain,’ the highly anticipated Broadway-bound musical inspired by Prince’s iconic 1984 film, has announced its Minneapolis world premiere dates

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

‘Cats: The Jellicle Ball’ review: The most fun you’ll have at the theater this summer by Johnny Oleksinski

The hottest show in town is… “Cats”? Nobody's said that since around 1984.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:18PM

Broadway-Bound Purple Rain Sets Dates for 2025 Minneapolis World Premiere by Hayley Levitt

Purple Rain, the Broadway-bound musical based on Prince's 1984 film, has announced additional creative team members as well as dates for its Minneapolis world premiere. Performances are now…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Play It Again: West Side Story's "Something's Coming" by JK

Play It Again: West Side Story's "Somewhere" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from several different c…

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Rap Icon Nas Joins Creative And Producing For BEAT STREET Stage Adaptation

GRAMMY Award-winning rap icon Nas announced that he has joined the creative team adapting the groundbreaking 1984 hip-hop film classic into a Broadway musical. Additional creative team membe…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:24PM

Grammy-Winning Rapper Nas Joins Creative Team for Broadway Musical Adaptation of Beat Street by

Tonight, at a 40th anniversary screening of Beat Street at the Tribeca Film Festival, Grammy Award-winning rapper Nas announced that he has joined the creative team adapting the 1984 hip-hop…

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Grammy Winner Nas Joins Creative Team of Broadway-Aimed Beat Street Musical by Andrew Gans

The musical is based on the 1984 film of the same name, one of the first to depict hip-hop culture.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42PM

Rapper Nas Bringing Hip-Hop Classic ‘Beat Street’ To Broadway by Greg Evans

Rap icon Nas is joining a creative team to bring a stage musical adaptation of the 1984 hip-hop film classic Beat Street to Broadway. Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as Nas, made the …

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:30PM
Friday, May 31, 2024

People, Places & Things | 2024 West End Trailer by Official London Theatre

Denise Gough reprises her Olivier Award-winning role as Emma, a struggling actress whose life is spinning recklessly out of control. Gough’s performance is once again thrilling audiences i…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The play that changed my life: Complicité’s A Minute Too Late was a matter of life and death by Emily Woof

Our series on transformative theatrical discoveries continues with the moving 1984 show exploring our buttoned-up approach to mortality I had been brought up in Newcastle where the RSC used …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:24AM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Highlights of MTC'S DAN CODY'S YACHT; Opens June 6 by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Dan Cody's Yacht is now in previews ahead of a Wednesday, June 6 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The cast of Dan …

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Stephanie Mills, Original Dorothy in The Wiz, to Join Broadway's Hadestown as Hermes by Hayley Levitt

Stephanie Mills, best known for her performance as Dorothy in the original 1975 production of The Wiz, will return to Broadway as Hermes in the Tony-winning musical Hadestown. She replac…

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Juilliard Congratulates the Class of 2024! by The Juilliard School

Juilliard celebrated its 119th commencement May 24, 2024, at David Geffen Hall in a ceremony that was also livestreamed around the world. Juilliard awarded degrees to more than 300 actors, …

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:30PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Alex Michaels, Best Known as Alexis Michelle, to Star in La Cage aux Folles at Barrington Stage by Hayley Levitt

Alex Michaels—better known as drag queen Alexis Michelle—will lead the Barrington Stage Company production of La Cage aux Folles as Albin alongside Tom Story as Georges. Directed by Mi…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New Adaptation of 1984 to Premiere at Theatre Royal Bath by Logan Culwell-Block

Lindsay Posner will direct the Ryan Craig-penned script.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

The week in theatre: Player Kings; Red Pitch; Underdog: The Other Other Brontë – review by Susannah Clapp

Noël Coward; @sohoplace; Dorfman; LondonIan McKellen reigns supreme in Robert Icke’s Henry IV mashup; Tyrell Williams’s coming-of-age football drama is bang on target; and the Brontë s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

British Triple Crown of Acting: Meet the 8 performers who have won BAFTA Film and TV Awards plus Oliviers by Matthew Stewart

The 1976 establishment of the Society of West End Theatre Awards (renamed the Laurence Olivier Awards in 1984) signaled the introduction of the British entertainment industry’s own acting …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:00AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Cast Climbs Aboard the London Return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express by Darryn King

The complete cast is set for the London return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. The musical about sentient trains begins performances at the specially designed Starlight Audito…

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Monday, March 25, 2024

John Philip: Oceans of Love and Life by Sandi Durell

Cabaret Review by Marilyn Lester . . . . Remember that 1984 hit film whose eponymous song had the call-and-response refrain: “Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Well, for aspiring cabaret…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:46AM
Sunday, March 24, 2024

We’re Not Going Back review – perfectly pitched miners’ strike musical by Clare Brennan

Cast, DoncasterElvi Piper’s fine revival of Boff Whalley’s 2014 musical comedy about three sisters on a pit village frontline in 1984 is full of humour, drama and lived experience Boff W…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:02AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

‘Am I playing Dolly Parton? I’m flattered!’ Imelda Staunton launches Hello, Dolly! in London by Chris Wiegand Stage Editor

Staunton reunites with Follies director Dominic Cooke to bring ‘old musical to a new audience’ at the Palladium in July After a four-year delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Imelda St…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

‘It was hard – but there was lots of laughter’: women’s stories of the miners’ strike told on tour by Aneesa Ahmed

Forty years on from the battle to save Britain’s pits, a revival of Boff Whalley’s drama We’re Not Going Back honours women’s contribution Ten years ago, Boff Whalley created a play …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12AM
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty; Dimitris Papaioannou: Ink – review by Sarah Crompton

Birmingham Hippodrome; Sadler’s Wells, LondonCarlos Acosta’s BRB revels in an expansive revival of Peter Wright’s 80s classic, while the Greek choreographer’s sensational-looking Ink…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

André De Shields Celebrates The 40th Anniversary of Haarlem Nocturne  by Jk Clarke

Cabaret Review by Marilyn Lester . . . . No matter the vehicle, actor-singer-producer André De Shields can be depended upon for ultra-high energy entertainment coupled with intelligence, re…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:55PM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Those Reviews!! 😬🫣 #TheRink #BroadwayBreakdown #shorts by Broadway By Ghostlight

Harsh and...interesting things were said about The Rink on Broadway when it opened in 1984. Were they fair? Check out the full breakdown to judge for yourself!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

André De Shields Celebrates Haarlem Nocturne in 40th Anniversary Concerts Starting February 20 by Margaret Hall

The 1984 revue, written by and originally starring Tony winner De Shields, celebrates music by the Black American diaspora.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Video: Celebrate 40 Years of THE RINK

On February 9, 1984, The Rink opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 29 previews and 204 regular performances.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:08AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights in Honor of Chita Rivera by Darryn King

Broadway's theaters will dim their marquee lights on February 17 to honor the memory of two-time Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera. Rivera died on January 30 at the age of 91. The ligh…

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Purple Rain Stage Musical to Have Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Spring 2025 by Hayley Levitt

Purple Rain, the new musical based on Prince’s 1984 film, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis, MN in spring 2025. The show will run at Hennepin…

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Post your questions for Neil Morrissey by Rich Pelley

He’s acted with Anthony Hopkins and Laurence Oliver, had two No1 singles and fooled the nation in a spoof documentary. Ask him anything, but keep it respectful There’s a lot more to Neil…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Chita Rivera (1933–2024). Photo by Gregg Delman for The New York Times from “The Visit” (2015).January 31, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler. Chita Rivera first start…

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