Sunday, October 20, 2019

Billy Elliot the Musical review – the sweetest spots are still the strongest by Cassie Tongue

Sydney Lyric theatreDance is the rightful soul of a show that reminds us we’re stronger, and better, when we look out for each other There might not be a musical easier to love than Billy …

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Review: ‘Broadway Center Stage: Footloose’ at The Kennedy Center by Mara Bayewitz

Footloose, the 1984 movie starring everybody’s friend, Kevin Bacon, was a hit for many reasons, but one stood out over the others: dancing means life, and dancing gives meaning to life. Th…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sherlock's Last Case puts the Baker Street genius in a tight spot by Kerry Reid

As First Folio's droll and dark production demonstrates, he rather deserves it. The joke goes that someone could win the caption-a-cartoon contest in the New Yor…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Former Getty Foundation Leader Deborah Marrow, Dies In LA by Artsjournal

Marrow was a lifelong champion for the arts. She began working at the Getty in 1983 as a publications coordinator, and went on to serve in various high-ranking roles. Her longest and most su…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Smalltown Boy — Bronski Beat’s 1984 hit was a heartfelt cry for liberation

Jimmy Somerville’s soaring voice told a tale of homophobia and alienation

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thespian Throwback: Report from the Rubble by Don Corathers

Looking back at the 1984 fire that gutted ITS offices The post Thespian Throwback: Report from the Rubble appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Broadway to Dim the Lights for Late Stage Manager Arthur Gaffin by Dan Meyer

Mr. Gaffin, who worked on such shows as Cabaret and 1984, died earlier this month.

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Monday, September 16, 2019


In the summer of 1984, I signed up to be in the Rock Band program at French Woods. Every other kid in Rock Band that summer was a guitarist or a drummer; no one ever knew what to do with a k…

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Phyllis Newman, Tony-Winning Broadway Legend, Dies at 86 by Andy Lefkowitz

Phyllis Newman, a Tony-winning actress who became equally known for raising millions of dollars for women struggling with health issues, died on September 15 at home in Manhattan, accordi…

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Makes Donation in Honor of Late Broadway Stage Manager Arthur Gaffin by Dan Meyer

The longtime production stage manager worked on over two dozen productions, including revivals of Nine, Cabaret, and the Broadway debut of 1984.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Remembering Starlight Express by Mark Robinson

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber often gravitates toward writing musicals that are both family friendly and that will ignite the curiosity of the kid in us all. Joseph and the Amazing Technic…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Handbagged review – a battle of wills between Thatcher and the Queen by Mark Fisher

New Vic, Newcastle-under-LymeWith modern-day parallels and an excellent ensemble, this play about two powerful women tests the limits of intolerance and compassion How refreshing to be plung…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Michael Park & Rebecca Luker to Lead Footloose at the Kennedy Center by Andy Lefkowitz

The Kennedy Center has announced principal casting for its upcoming staging of the beloved 1998 musical Footloose. The previously announced production, directed by original Broadway helmer …

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Mr. Broadway September 2019: The Men of Sea Wall/A Life by JK

A summer gives way to fall, we thought we'd celebrate the change of season with not one, but two Mr. Broadways September 2019! Both of these amazing actors have had terrific success on the b…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

VIDEO: FX Releases First Trailer for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984

FX has released the first full trailer for American Horror Story: 1984, the upcoming ninth season of Ryan Murphy's hit horror anthology series. The series will premiere on FX on September 1…

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

The week in theatre: The Doctor; Mythos: A Trilogy: Gods, Heroes, Men – review by Susannah Clapp

Almeida, London; Festival theatre, EdinburghRobert Icke concludes his dazzling run at the Almeida with another masterstroke. Plus, Stephen Fry’s one-man Greek myths Robert Icke’s time as…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Doctor, Almeida Theatre review - Robert Icke's long goodbye by Aleks.sierz

Juliet Stevenson is brilliant in an ethical debate that is both thrilling and challenging After six years, associate director Robert Icke bids farewell to the Almeida Theatre. In this time h…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company Adds Caroline, or Change and Starry A Soldier's Play to Season by

The Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting two high-profile revivals to its new season. First up is Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Soldier's Play. Directed by Kenny Leon, …

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Ethelind Terry: The Original Rio Rita by Trav S.D.

Philadelphia-born stage and screen star Ethelind Terry (1899-1984) was renowned for her physical beauty and her lovely singing voice, which briefly catapulted her to the front ranks of Ameri…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Beanie Feldstein to Play Monica Lewinsky in American Crime Story: Impeachment; Annaleigh Ashford & Sarah Paulson Will Also Star by Eric King

After seasons tackling the OJ Simpson trial and Andrew Cunnanan's murder of Gianni Versace, FX's third installment of American Crime Story will focus on the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Pre…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Remembering Grind by Mark Robinson

An eagerly anticipated musical of the 1984-1985 Broadway season was Grind, set to be Harold Prince’s big project of the time, but ultimately part of a sequence of lulls in what was an o…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Sea Wall/A Life, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge, Begins Previews on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Sea Wall/A Life, a moving pair of monologues about grief, arrive at Broadway's Hudson Theatre on July 26. Carrie Cracknell repeats her work as director from a recent Public Theater productio…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

'Footloose' leaps from screen to Muny stage with style by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Muny presents musical based on 1984 film.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Photos: Cut Loose with FOOTLOOSE at The Muny

Kick off your Sunday shoes with this 80s favorite! Based on the 1984 Academy Award-nominated blockbuster hit, Footloose shows how a little teenage rebellion and a love of music can open he…

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Spotlight on John Malkovich, star of David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre

Perhaps you've seen him opposite Sandra Bullock in the popular new Netflix film, Bird Box, which has been gaining a lot of buzz lately, or maybe you remember him from way back in the eig…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

VIDEO: Matthew Morrison, Angelica Ross Go Back to The 80s in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984

Ryan Murphy took to Instagram to share the official American Horror Story: 1984 cast announcement, which features stars Matthew Morrison, Emma Roberts, and Pose star Angelica Ross.

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Matthew Morrison, Angelica Ross, More Rock '80s Looks in American Horror Story: 1984 Teaser by Dan Meyer

The newest installation of the Ryan Murphy anthology series will also include Emma Roberts, Gus Kenworthy, Billie Lourd, and Leslie Grossman.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Facetime Interview: Rita Rudner: "Two's A Crowd" at 59E59 Theaters by Adam Rothenberg

Live from New York City, I interview "Lady Ha-Ha" herself, comedian Rita Rudner, about her new ORIGINAL Off-Broadway Musical Comedy Two's A Crowd. From taking risks to room service, Rita &am…

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Get up and Go-Go to Kokandy’s Head Over Heels by Catey Sullivan

A binary-busting love story weds a 16th-century romance and the music of the Go-Go’s. When the Go-Go's debuted the irresistibly catchy titular song in 1984, MT…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Neverending Story wows kids and adults alike by Tanya Enberg - Special To The Star

Childhoods overlap when mother and son experience The Stratford Festival’s production of the 1984 movie.

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Visuals take The Neverending Story from screen to stage by Tanya Enberg - Special To The Star

Lighting, puppetry and funny moments differentiate The Stratford Festival’s production from the 1984 movie.

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