Tuesday, January 12, 2021

1984 Stage Play to Become Five-Part Limited TV Series by Caitlin Moynihan

Big brother is watching you. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 is being turned into a five-part limited series, according to Deadline. The indepe…

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Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan Working on 1984 TV Series by Dan Meyer

The pair’s take on George Orwell’s dystopian novel debuted on Broadway in 2017.

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1984 TV Series in the Works, From Creators of 2017 Broadway Production

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan will adapt their in-your-face production for the small screen.

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This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭 January 10, 1947: Finian's Rainbow, the Lane/Harburg classic opened at the 46th Street Theatre, going on to w…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 (dir. Patty Jenkins): Film review by Dan Scully

Exactly what I needed during this atypical holiday season The post Wonder Woman 1984 (dir. Patty Jenkins): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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Rebecca Luker, Golden-Voiced Tony Nominee of Show Boat, The Music Man & More, Dies at 59 by Broadway.com

Rebecca Luker, a celebrated actress who lent her crystal-clear soprano to a variety of roles on Broadway, has died, according to The New York Times. Luker revealed in February 2020 that she …

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 — the heady escapism we need right now

Gal Gadot plays the superhero in Patty Jenkins’ dayglo romp, complete with ‘greed is good’ villains

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Monday, December 14, 2020

The Nutcracker review – a glimmer of pure Christmas joy by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Opera House, LondonDespite fewer dancers and musicians, Peter Wright’s production is a gorgeous spectacle at Covent Garden To the ballet then, while we can. As London waits to find o…

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

R.I.P. David L. Lander by Trav S.D.

Just got the news that David L. Lander (b. 1947) has passed away. I’d known about Lander’s MS for a while; Michael McKean’s amazing turn on Better Call Saul led me to wonder what had h…

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Alan Menken, Glenn Slater & James Graham Team Up for West End-Bound Animal Farm Musical by Lindsey Sullivan

Award-winning composer Alan Menken is teaming up with lyricist Glenn Slater and scribe James Graham for a musical version of George Orwell's allegorical tale Animal Farm. The production is a…

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

In The Heights Movie to Debut Simultaneously on HBO Max & Theaters by Broadway Direct

The long-awaited movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ In the Heights will debut on HBO Max and theaters at the same time next year. Currently, the film is set…

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Epic political love story draws major stars to Newcastle by Gabi Bergman

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, November 25, 2020

Sarah Brightman-Andrew Lloyd Webber Reunion Set For Singer’s Livestream Christmas Concert by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Singer Sarah Brightman’s first livestream Christmas concert next month will include a reunion with her former husband and partner-in-theater Andrew Lloyd Webber. The two will pe…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

New Film Preview: “#valentinesday” – A Romantic Comedy About Modern Love and Dating – Coming February 2021 by David Roberts

Dreambird Studios debut feature film, #valentinesday, produced by industry veteran, Mark Forstater (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) is set to be released on February 14, 2021. A modern day …

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

David Mamet directs Patti LuPone in ‘Boston Marriage’ on Broadway’s Best Shows by Deb Miller

On Thursday, November 12, Broadway’s Best Shows returns to the digital screen with a new limited-time livestream production of Boston Marriage, written and directed by playwright David Mam…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

June Marlowe: More Than Miss Crabtree by Trav S.D.

We’re not quite sure why, but we suddenly find ourselves writing about all these people from Minnesota: Ignatius Donnelly (November 3), Gig Young (November 4), and today our topic is scree…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

'He Was My Baby!' Viola Davis on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Co-Star Chadwick Boseman; Watch the Trailer by Beth Stevens

Ahead of the December 18 release of the film adaptation of master dramatist August Wilson's first play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Netflix offered a press sneak peek. Starring Oscar and Tony w…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

INXS Musical in Development and Aiming for Broadway and the West End by Caitlin Moynihan

Australian rock band INXS is getting the musical treatment. The group's long-term manager Chris Murphy and music groups Universal and Warner Chappell have signed on for the development of a …

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Radial Park at Halletts Point Play Presents PURPLE RAIN With Aaron Marcellus, Nick Rashad Burroughs & Lenesha Randolph

Radial Park at Halletts Point Play, on the heels of its premiere production of The Phantom of the Opera, has announced the next movie to hit its big screen, 1984's rock-musical drama and Aca…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Film Adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Starring Viola Davis, Sets Netflix Premiere Date by Lindsey Sullivan

Netflix has announced the premiere date for its starry screen adaptation of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The film will be available beginning on December 18. As previously ann…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CounterBalance brings accessibility to dance by Irene Hsiao

Going online opens more opportunities in this year's festival. “I’ve been a dancer all my life,” says CounterBalance founder Ginger Lane. Trained primarily…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Walter Pidgeon: Sleep Aid by Trav S.D.

It’s rare if not unprecedented for me to use a late paragraph photo of a classic star, but this is how I always think of Walter Pidgeon (1897-1984). Pidgeon was in plenty of movies when I …

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

5 Best Shows Eligible for the 2020 Tony Awards by Performerstuff

5 Best Shows Eligible for the 2020 Tony Awards Written by: CK Anderson September 10, 2020 As the old adage says, “The show must go on,” and that includes the Tony Awards. Here are f…

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Monday, August 24, 2020

James Lapine to Release Book About the Making of Sunday in the Park with George by Lindsey Sullivan

Three-time Tony winner James Lapine is releasing a book about his creative process on one of his most beloved musicals: Sunday in the Park with George! Putting It Together: How Stephen Sond…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

PINKERTON: THAT TIME WHEN DEMOCRATS’ VETTING OF A FEMALE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WENT AWRY (REVIEW OF ‘REAGAN’S COWBOYS’, BY JOHN B. ROBER by Robert Shuman

(James P. Pinkerton’s article appeared on Breitbart, 8/12; Photo: Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress.) Male Democrat presidential nominees don’t always do a good job of vetting their …

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

BOOK: JOHN B. ROBERTS II INTERVIEW (Pt. 2): INSIDE THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO by Robert Shuman

DIGGING DEEPER:  JOHN B. ROBERTS II ON THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BALLOT BOX, AND HIS NEW BOOK  ON MORNING IN AMERICA…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Miraculous review – witty one-hit wonders drama by Mark Fisher

Available onlineThere are a string of cartoonish events and a jangly slice of chart-topping indie pop in this play about missed opportunities Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and d…

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Broadway Games: Which Came First? by JK

Congratulations! You've made it through another week, in good health we hope. Here's our weekly game to bring you some theater related fun and stress relief. Today we bring back a favorite -…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Regal Cinemas Says It Will Reopen In August by Artsjournal

Along with AMC and Cinemark, Regal closed down U.S. sites in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic — which profoundly altered the spring and summer slate. “Wonder Woman 1984” was move…

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BOOK: JOHN B. ROBERTS II INTERVIEW (Pt. 1): INSIDE THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO by Robert Shuman

MOB RULE:  JOHN B. ROBERTS II ON THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BALLOT BOX, AND HIS NEW BOOK  ON MORNING IN AMERICA:  …

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