Monday, July 6, 2020

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of PORGY AND BESS Starring Eric Owens and Angel Blue on PBS

Great Performances at the Met: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess premieres Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

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Watch Angel Blue and Eric Owens in a Sneak Peek of PBS' Porgy and Bess Broadcast by Dan Meyer

The performance airs July 17 as part of the network's Great Performances at the Met series.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID-19: Broadway Actor’s Medical Crisis Was Chronicled By Wife Amanda Kloots by Dino-Ray Ramos

Broadway actor Nick Cordero has died after complications with COVID-19. The actor, who received a Tony nomination for his role in Bullets Over Broadway and appeared in productions of Wait…

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SONGWRITERS Jennie Litt & David Alpher – “Our Common Ground” by Sue Matsuki

Husband and wife songwriting team, Jennie Litt and David Alpher, wrote this song for a songwriting competition sponsored by an organization called Braver Angels, which seeks to foster dialog…

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Hamilton, one of the most dazzling leaps from stage to screen ever by Jayne Blanchard

Health experts say to avoid crowds and large gatherings this holiday weekend and during the current COVID-19 surge. As if you needed another reason to stay inside and celebrate the red, whit…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

AA Williams: Forever Blue — ominous and otherworldly

A crepuscular sound-world forged by echo-laden vocals and droning instruments

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Cirque du Soleil Bankruptcy Also Involves the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Blue Man Group, and Quebec– Not Just Flying Acrobats by Roger Friedman

When anyone says Cirque du Soleil you think of flying acrobats, nameless, faceless bodies from shows with strange names. But the recent

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dominique Morisseau Pens HBO's Unruly, Starring Mahershala Ali as Boxing Legend Jack Johnson by Lindsey Sullivan

Dominique Morisseau, who received a 2019 Tony nomination for writing the book for The Temptations musical Ain't Too Proud, has a new project. According to Deadline, she is penning the new H…

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Are the Blue Men ever coming back? Chicago’s commercial theaters are in serious trouble by Chris Jones

Chicago's Mercury Theater and iO are closing. Blue Man Group is in trouble. It's the for-profit theaters that are in the most danger at the moment.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Top 5 Straight Plays… That Aren’t So Straight by Performerstuff

Top 5 Straight Plays… That Aren’t So Straight Written by Ciara Hannon June 29, 2020 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Pride month is nearing its end! So, you should grab a good ol’ gay play to re…

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Australia’s iconic Blue Poles goes under the microscope by Arts Review

The painting that launched a love affair with art for many Australians – Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles 1952 – has gone under the microscope for its most comprehensive conservation proje…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Forgotten plays: No 5 – Owners (1972) by Caryl Churchill by Michael Billington

The writer unleashed her gift for black comedy to excoriate British attitudes to property and possessions in this sprightly drama Caryl Churchill is rightly admired for many qualities: her f…

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The week in theatre: The Protest; Rockets and Blue Lights; PlacePrints; Charlie Ward – review by Susannah Clapp

Urgent new perspectives on George Floyd’s death and the slave trade’s place in art; pastoral meditations from David Rudkin and an unforgettable wartime soundscape Every week, a new catas…

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Jennifer Mudge Interview: Molière in the Park's "Tartuffe" by Adam Rothenberg

The last time I spoke with Jennifer Mudge was 2014, when she was on Broadway in Rocky. Six years later, the world is a very different place. Jennifer, like all actors, is adapting to perform…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

The Wilma presents ‘Code Blue,’ a digital performance open to all by Cameron Kelsall

With ‘Code Blue,’ the Wilma Theater engages a national dialogue and offers a possible step forward for filmed theatrical performances amid the ongoing shutdown. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Breaking: Roundabout Postpones CAROLINE, OR CHANGE & More Until Spring 2021; TROUBLE IN MIND Added to Line-Up

Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that the current theatrical season will resume in Spring 2021, and has added the Broadway debut of Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind, directed by C…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Eddie Pepitone: For the Masses review – cult angry comic on bracing form by Brian Logan

Available onlineThe gruff comic from Brooklyn appalls and entertains as he rages against the debauchery of modern America Eddie Pepitone’s closest brush with UK fame came in 2012, when the…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

How I Co-Wrote An Opera About A Black Policeman’s Son Shot By Another Policeman by Artsjournal1

Tazewell Thompson, creator, with composer Jeanine Tesori, of Blue, which the Music Critics Association of North America has named best new opera of the year: “I wrote it from an obsessive …

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25 Queer Playwrights of Color You Should Know by Performerstuff

25 Queer Playwrights of Color You Should Know Written by Tiffany Wilkie June 17, 2020 Performer Stuff celebrates queer men and women of color who have brought their stories to the fore…

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Thomas Kail and Michelle Williams Welcome First Child Together by Beth Stevens

Celebrated actress Michelle Williams and Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail welcomed their first child together on June 17, according to Us Weekly. The couple, who worked together …

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Photos: KINKY BOOTS Returns to South Korea in August

Kinky Boots is returning to Seoul, South Korea! The production is set to play at Blue Square Interpark Hall from August 21, 2020 to November 1, 2020. Kim Sunggyu of INFINITE will play the r…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson ‘Blue’ Named Best New Opera by American Theatre Editors

The Music Critics Association of North America recognizes their opera about African American life.

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Blue, by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, Wins MCANA's Best New Opera Award by Ryan McPhee

The piece follows a Black couple in Harlem—one a police officer—grappling with the killing of their son.

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Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson's BLUE Wins MCANA's Best New Opera Award

The Music Critics Association of North America has announced that its 2020 Award for Best New Opera has been given to composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson for BLUE.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Lyric Opera of Chicago Cancels First Half of 2020–2021 Season by Ryan McPhee

The company aims to reopen in January 2021 with Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Blue.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

The best blissfully silly comedy for lockdown by Brian Logan

Looking for some escapist laughs? Here are a few tips, from John-Luke Roberts’ chaotic sketches to Flight of the Conchords’ smile-guaranteed songs Hottest front-room seats: the best thea…

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

06/18 Dawn Derow Tin Pan Alley Series Virtual Concert by Sue Matsuki

Dawn Derow presents Round 2 of Tin Pan Alley Provincetown Virtual Concert ~ Home Edition Thursday, June 18th @ 7:00 pm EDT Here’s how you find her: OPEN YOUR FACEBOOK! (links below) Watch…

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Rockets and Blue Lights review – swirling journey through black history by Mark Fisher

Available onlineWinsome Pinnock’s play, responding to JMW Turner’s Slave Ship painting, is a timely contribution to the Black Lives Matter campaign Hottest front-room seats: the best the…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

National Theatre at Home to Broadcast A Midsummer Night's Dream, Starring Gwendoline Christie by Dan Meyer

The upcoming slate NT Live rebroadcasts also includes Small Island, Les Blancs, The Deep Blue Sea, and Amadeus.

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The National Theatre Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE DEEP BLUE SEA, and More to Be Streamed as Part of National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre today announces a further five productions that will be streamed as a part of the National Theatre at Home series.

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