Wednesday, April 1, 2020

NEWS: The Beast Of Blue Yonder cast premiere Philip Ridley monologues online by Press Releases

While The Beast of Blue Yonder, Philip Ridley's new play which was due to premiere this week at Southwark Playhouse, will not be going ahead during the coronavirus crisis, audiences will hav…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Patrick Page, Lesli Margherita & More Featured on Podcast Recording of New Musical Little Did I Know by Andy Lefkowitz

A musically gifted group of stage stars can be heard on the upcoming original album of the podcast musical Little Did I Know. The recording, which features 22 original songs, is due out b…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days by Diep Tran

Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former vlogg…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Somewhere: the aching sound of West Side Story's plea for utopia by David Jays

Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein’s ballad, which yearns for a safe place where love abounds, reflects 50s America and endures today Earlier this month, as UK theatres prepared to shu…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Company's Tally Sessions by JK

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THIS WEEK'S BROADWAY HEAT POLL FEATURING COMPANY! HERERegional and off-Broadway audiences have seen this guy in a wide variety of leading roles, from Captain Von Trap…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Aladdin and Blue’s Clues & You Star Joshua Dela Cruz’s 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Top on Cruz's list are performances by Jessie Mueller, Danny Burstein, Mark Rylance, and more.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

An Award-Winning Theatrical Production: The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note by Lindsay Price

The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note by Lindsay Price is an incredibly theatrical high school play that runs the full gamut of emotions. Jake finds a suicide note in his mailbox. He doesn…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Tony Nominee Michael Arden!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor and director Michael Arden about Joni Mitchell's 1971 album 'Blue.' They also discuss Audra McDonald, Ricky Ian Gordon, 'Follies,' Alexandra Sil…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Cirque Du Soleil Shows Suspended In Las Vegas Due to Coronavirus

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has announced the temporary suspension of the resident shows in Las Vegas including Mystère, 'O', Zumanity, KÀ, The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE, …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

‘You Know, It’s Going To Cost You Something’: Building A New Opera About The Police Shooting Of A Young Black Man by Artsjournal1

The quote is what composer Jeanine Tesori told bass Ken Kellogg about taking his role (the young man’s father, a police officer himself) in Blue, which Tesori wrote with librettist Tazewel…

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Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Opera Blue to Make NYC Debut at 2020 Mostly Mozart Festival by Ryan McPhee

The Lincoln Center lineup also includes several events commemorating the 250th birthday of Beethoven.

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‘What a joy to be in the same room as Philip Ridley’: Rachel Bright on starring in The Beast of Blue Yonder’s premiere by Featured Content

Rachel Bright, best known as her role as Poppy Meadow in TV's EastEnders, returns to the stage as part of the stellar ensemble cast for next month's world premiere of The Beast of Blue Yonde…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Up on the Marquee: BLUE at the Apollo Theater

The marquee is up on the legendary Apollo Theater for the upcoming Broadway Uptown production of “Blue” starring Leslie Uggams and Lynn Whitfield and directed by Phylicia Rashad.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Hexagon’s ‘One State Two State Red State Blue State’: A chuckle for a good cause by Jennifer Georgia

News got you nervous? Quaking over coronavirus? Morose about the stock market? Fed up with the Fed? Sick of the swamp? And yet, do you fear if you take your mind off it all for a second, thi…

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NEWS: Jade Ewan, Mirren Mack, Rachel Bright & Unique Spencer announced for cast of The Beast of Blue Yonder by Featured Content

Stellar ensemble casting has been announced for Philip Ridley's new time-hopping black comedy The Beast of Blue Yonder, which receives its world premiere at London's Southwark Playhouse next…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Blue Stockings review – terrific energy as the fight goes on by Clare Brennan

Storyhouse, ChesterFour female undergraduates in 1890s Cambridge struggle for equality in this buoyant production of Jessica Swale’s 2013 classroom classicA renowned expert has come to the…

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The Green Room 42 Swings Sinatra @ Green Room 42, 2/21/20 by Jennie Litt

A tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, produced and hosted by renowned Sinatra expert Will Friedwald and performer Andrew Poretz, combined vocal artistry and the cream of the American Songbook in one…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

VIDEO: Watch the UK Tour of SIX Belt Out 'Ex-Wives'!

As Six prepares to open on Broadway, another sextet is touring the UK. Watch below as the company of the UK tour performs 'Ex-Wives'  on Blue Peter!

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Annette Marner: A New Name for the Colour Blue by Arts Review

A story of the healing power of remembering, of love, and the breathtaking beauty of the natural world, A New Name for the Colour Blue is a stunning new literary crime novel by the winner of…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Anita Gillette to Star in The Glass Menagerie Musical Adaptation Blue Roses by Ryan McPhee

York Theatre Company will present the one-night-only concert presentation.

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Lookback: how life reminds you to be more modest by Terry Teachout

From 2010: A colleague remarked to me at breakfast the other day that 2009 must have been the most eventful year of my professional life to date, and I couldn’t argue with him. The twin su…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Broadway's John Behlmann & LJ Wright Celebrate a Waterfront Leap-Day Wedding: 'We Just Couldn't Wait Another Four Years' by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway actor John Behlmann and dresser LJ Wright were married on February 29 in Long Island City, NY. The pair met in 2018 during the pre-Broadway run of the musical comedy Tootsie and wer…

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The Wolves in the Walls review – Neil Gaiman adventure brims with thrills by Miriam Gillinson

Little Angel theatre, LondonGaiman’s graphic novel turns into an atmospheric show, as a girl tries to find out what’s scratching in the walls of her home After years of going to the thea…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Review: Clown-hearted, VAULT Festival by George Collins

Review: Clown-hearted, VAULT Festival 3.0stars The stage is littered with cardboard boxes, each labelled with a different realm of struggle, ‘Shame’, ‘Hope’, ‘Fear’. A sad clown …

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Drift, Starring Joe Pantoliano, Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950’s, William Francis Hoffman's drama premieres at New World Stages.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

See Lynn Whitfield and Leslie Uggams in This Exclusive Photo from the Phylicia Rashad-Directed Blue by Diep Tran

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad is revisiting a play she starred in 20 years ago. The first photos from Blue by Charles Randolph-Wright, and directed by Rashad, have been released. The play w…

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See Lynn Whitfield and Leslie Uggam in These Exclusive Photos from the Phylicia Rashad-Directed Blue by Diep Tran

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad is revisiting a play she starred in 20 years ago. The first photos from Blue by Charles Randolph-Wright, and directed by Rashad, have been released. The play w…

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Blue Stockings review at Storyhouse, Chester – ‘a talented young cast’ by Natasha Tripney

Storyhouse’s rep season continues with a revival of Jessica Swale’s play about a group of young women fighting to gain a Cambridge

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Leslie Uggams Honors Her Aunt Eloise Uggams, Ethel Waters & More Broadway Role Models by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater-makers who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those who…

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