Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Daily Distraction: Julie Andrews, Dorothy Loudon, and More Present a Sondheim Tribute by Ryan McPhee

The medley at the 1984 Tony Awards offers something familiar, yet something very, very peculiar.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Patrons Can Now Watch The Alley Theatre's Streaming Production Of 1984

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre is delighted to share the filmed production of 1984 with its patrons and supporters.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

West End History Hour – 27 March Starlight Express by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham delves back into the boxes of programmes to bring you a celebration of the one and only Starlight Express which opened on 27 March 1984. This post West End History…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Scribe of Love! Valour! Compassion!, Ragtime & More, Dies at 81 by Andy Lefkowitz

Terrence McNally, the celebrated playwright and librettist who penned an award-winning body of work ranging from drama to farce to musical comedy, died on March 24 at Sarasota Memorial Hosp…

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Monday, March 23, 2020


The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) continues with the release of the fourth episode featuring special guests Lily Brooks O'Briant (Netflix's The Big S…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Of Jack Barry and the Quiz Show Scandal by Trav S.D.

A little thing today about game show host and producer Jack Barry (Jack Barasch, 1918-1984). I was first aware of Barry when I was a kid, for he was the host of a show called The Joker’s W…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Scientists Reveal the Ghost Light's True Purpose: A Bug Zapper But For Ghosts by Broadway Beat

by Roxy Arecco. @roxyarecco. NEW YORK, NY - Scientists at the Northeastern Institute of Paranormal Research have completed a series of experiments that prove the ghost light, previously thou…

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Alley Theatre Announces Patrons Can Watch Canceled Production Of 1984 At Home

When Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo recommended that there be no gatherings of more than 250+ people, the Alley Theatre acted immediately and canceled the remain…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

The Boomtown Rats have an old-fashioned blast on Citizens of Boomtown

Bob Geldof rocks out on cheerful nostalgia in the band’s first album since 1984

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sean Holmes and Jon Bausor to create immersive 1984 as first production for new theatre company by Giverny Masso

George Orwell’s 1984 will be the first production from a new immersive theatre company planning to take work into “stunning derelict spaces”.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Ana Mendieta’s Family Would Like Sotheby’s To Return, Not Sell, A ‘Lost’ Work by Artsjournal2

The work, a photograph of a figure in a rock, had disappeared, “loaned out to curator Rebecca Ballenger for a traveling exhibition from 1983 to 1984, but allegedly not returned. A Georgia …

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Epic political love story draws major stars to Newcastle by Peter J Snee

Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and world-renowned lyricist, Sir Tim Rice, Chess tells a

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Another Orwell! Robert Icke, Adaptor of 1984, Will Take On Animal Farm in 2022 by Andy Lefkowitz

Writer and director Robert Icke, whose stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 earned acclaim on Broadway and in London, will next lend his talents to a new theatrical take on Orwell's nove…

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1984 Stage Adaptor Robert Icke Will Tackle Another George Orwell Classic, Animal Farm; U.K. Tour to Launch in 2022 by Andy Lefkowitz

Writer and director Robert Icke, whose stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 earned acclaim on Broadway and in London, will next lend his talents to a new theatrical take on Orwell's nove…

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1984's Robert Icke Will Bring George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM to the Stage

Robert Icke who recently adapted and directed 1984 for Broadway, will direct The Children's Theatre Partnership's (CTP) upcoming production of George Orwell's classic satirical fable, Anima…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Off-Broadway Revival of Baby, Starring Tony Winner Alice Ripley, to Play Return Run This Spring by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a brief 2019 engagement, Out of the Box Theatrics' unique new off-Broadway staging of Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire's 1984 musical Baby will play an extended return run…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Casting Complete for Avett Brothers Musical Swept Away Starring John Gallagher Jr. & Stark Sands by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the upcoming Avett Brothers musical Swept Away. The previously announced world premiere tuner, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, will play California's Berkele…

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Call Answered: Jamison Stern: "AFTER FOREVER" on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know the talents of Jamison Stern when Season 1 of the 5-time Daytime Emmy winning series AFTER FOREVER premiered on Amazon Prime in 2018. Then later that same year, I got to…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

On This Week's Elaine Paige on Sunday, A Review of Betty Blue Eyes by Michael Appler

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday. This week, Elaine Paige reviews a production of Betty B…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Toxic Avenger: The Musical is indestructible. Here’s why. by Steven McKnight

Watching Rorschach Theatre’s production of Toxic Avenger: The Musical, I wondered what it is about this show that makes it seem as indestructible as its mutant monster hero? Toxic Avenger:…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Read the Original 1984 Interview with Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera in Rehearsals for The Rink by Harry Haun

The Kander and Ebb musical, with a book by Terrence McNally, opened February 9, 1984.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Atten-HUT! Snap to for ” A Soldier’s Play” on Broadway by Philip

Charles Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1982. Loosely based on Herman Melville’s “Billy Budd,” it was originally staged by the off-Broad…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

A Soldier’s Play: The Madness of Race by Jk Clarke

          By Samuel L. Leiter   A Soldier’s Play, Charles Fuller’s vigorous, Pulitzer Prize-winning examination of racial tension among African-American soldiers in a U.S. Army cam…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Roe is a history lesson and a warning by Catey Sullivan

Lisa Loomer's docudrama examines the landmark abortion rights case. In 1984, my roommate drove across two states so she could get a legal abortion. It took a wee…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Review: A Soldier’s Play on Broadway at long last. by Jonathan Mandell

Charles Fuller’s murder mystery, finally on Broadway in a fine production directed by Kenny Leon some four decades after it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is so good that even if you’…

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A Soldier’s Play on Broadway At Last by New York Theater

Charles Fuller’s murder mystery, finally on Broadway in a fine production directed by Kenny Leon some four decades after it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is so good that even if you’…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

London Theatre Review: Cirque du Soleil

In 1984, 20 fire-breathing, stilt-striding performers took to the streets of the colourful Baie-Saint-Paul in Québec City, Canada. The shows they put on there began a journey to bring the…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

‘The Karate Kid’ musical in the works for Broadway by Ben Cost

Wax on Broadway. After etching itself into the hearts of movie fans forever, “The Karate Kid” franchise is onto the next frontier — the big stage. That’s right, the original 1984 mov…

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New Musical The Karate Kid, Based on the Hit '80s Movie, Aims for Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The Karate Kid is stomp-kicking its way to the stage. The 1984 martial arts drama, which spawned three sequels and legions of fans, is being adapted into a musical for Broadway, producers Ku…

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‘Karate Kid’ musical in development by Caitlin Huston

“The Karate Kid” is being developed into a Broadway-aimed musical.  The musical will feature a book by Robert Mark Kamen, the screenwriter of the 1984 film, and music and lyrics by Drew…

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The Karate Kid Will Receive Musical Adaptation for Broadway by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The popular 80s film The Karate Kid hit the screens in 1984, where it became one of the decade’s most beloved films, an inspirational tale about overcoming one’s fears, taking on the bul…

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