Friday, November 25, 2022

Dinner with Groucho, Arcola Theatre review - often opaque by Helen Hawkins

Frank McGuinness's new play about T S Eliot and Groucho Marx is a poetic puzzle The set at the Arcola for Frank McGuinness’s Dinner with Groucho naturally features a table with two place s…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Colombian LGBTQ Artist Finds Inspiration In Connecticut by Frank Rizzo

Six years ago Ricardo Gutiérrez was in Connecticut for a business meeting at a design firm for which is he was doing graphic work. But when the young Colombian visual artist stepped off the…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 12:12PM

Broadway's Gavin Creel: In Picture Perfect New Show by Frank Rizzo

Picture this. You’re entering a world-famous museum say the Yale University Art Gallery or Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum—and you’re feeling overwhelmed, intimidated, and you just don…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 11:47AM

Dinner With Groucho review – table for two mismatched geniuses by David Jays

Arcola, LondonFrank McGuinness conjures the bizarre but real encounter between TS Eliot and the Marx brother in a leaden piece a talented cast can’t save Unlikely as it seems, TS Eliot and…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:48AM
Friday, November 18, 2022

Odds & Ends: Carrie St. Louis & Russell Daniels Join Cast of Titanique by Caitlin Moynihan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. Carrie St. Louis & Russell Daniels Join Cast of Off-Broadway's Titanique New passengers are joining off-Broadway's Titanique! …

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Pinocchio review – a truly bold take on Carlo Collodi’s classic by Miriam Gillinson

Unicorn theatre, LondonMosquitos, cats and smartly defined morals feature in a complex and well-crafted reimagining of the beloved tale Remember the blue fairy that toy-maker Geppetto wishes…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, November 16-22, 2022 by Kyle V. Hiller

Philly-made films, writing with Blue Stoop, a new vast exhibit at the Penn Museum, and a new quartet hits the scene this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:23PM
Monday, November 14, 2022

Michael Balogun, Hadley Fraser & Nigel Lindsay to Star in London Return of The Lehman Trilogy by Lindsey Sullivan

Casting has been revealed for The Lehman Trilogy's previously announced West End return. The Tony-winning play will beginat the Gillian Lynne Theatre on January 24, 2023 with opening night s…

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

‘I want people to walk away with a sense we can triumph together’: the making of Mandela the musical by Sarah Crompton

Two South African brothers have spent seven years developing a musical about Nelson Mandela’s younger, radical years. His family are supportive, but political musicals are high risk… We …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM

Harriet Kemsley review – a smutty uprising against idealised femininity by Brian Logan

Palace theatre, SouthendThe manic 35-year-old riffs on pregnancy, childbirth and how she can make the world a less sexist place for her 10-month-old daughter The comedian reconsidering her l…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:06AM
Friday, November 11, 2022

Radiotheatre’s eerie exploration of ‘The Haunting of 85 East 4th Street’ on site at NYC’s The Kraine by Deb Miller

The house goes dark, haze envelopes the stage, two men in black appear in eerie blue spotlights, standing at lecterns with hand-held mics, and in their creepiest voices begin to chronicle th…

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Review: ‘Blue Heaven’ at Black Ensemble channels blues legends from B.B. King to Muddy Waters by Emily McClanathan

Accompanied by a live band, the cast performs with such charisma that many audience members were clapping along — and some were dancing.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 06:45AM
Monday, November 7, 2022

Nina West (RuPaul’s Drag Race) on The You Kind of Kind, Dolly Parton & More by Automatic Episode Import

Nina West (RuPaul's Drag Race) joins The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul to discuss her new book The You Kind of Kind, collaborating with Dolly Parton, believing in yourself, acting in…

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#180 – Josh Breckenridge – COME FROM AWAY by Automatic Episode Import

Josh Breckenridge / Josh Breckenridge is a Southern California native. Joshua Russell Breckenridge began writing music in his early high school years. He left the warm…

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Rock and Roll Royal Joni Mitchell Attends 1st Broadway Musical, Almost Famous by Playbill

Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joni Mitchell attended her first Broadway show ever, the November 3 opening night of the new Cameron Crowe musical Almost Famous. Check out vide…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:06AM

Let The Good Times Roll: A Review of Blue Heaven at Black Ensemble Theater by Ted C. Fishman

Twenty-four songs in ninety minutes, all stirringly sung, played and arranged. That’s Black Ensemble Theater for you.

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Odds & Ends: Colin Quinn to Return Off-Broadway With Small Talk by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. Colin Quinn's Small Talk to Arrive in January Comedian Colin Quinn is heading back to the New York stage. Deadline reports that he w…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Heavenly blues by Kerry Reid

Black Ensemble Theater’s latest follows the company’s tried-and-true formula with an otherworldly twist. In Blue Heaven, written and directed by Daryl D. Brooks (BET’s producing managi…

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Original A Solider's Play Star Eugene Lee Joins Touring Production; Full Cast Announced by Caitlin Moynihan

Attention! Casting is set for the upcoming national touring production of the Tony-winning revival of Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play. Tony winner Kenny Leon directs the play, which will…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The Sleeping Sword review – Morpurgo fable transformed into scrapbook of wonder by Anya Ryan

Watermill theatre, NewburyMichael Morpurgo’s novel about a boy’s Arthurian adventure is inventively brought to life in an inclusive production Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting 2002 take o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM

We Went Big for Halloween! by The Late Late Show With James Corden

It's Halloween night and James checks in with some of the costumes on set and we've got some really good (and obscure) ones! And the headlines bring us news of midterms and Elon Musk taking …

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:35AM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

Navy Blue review – Oona Doherty’s dark night of the soul by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonImbuing the balletic grace of her dancer’s movements with tension and anxiety, Doherty asks a refreshing yet unsettling question: what’s the point of dance? An a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:37AM
Friday, October 28, 2022

Exclusive! Get a First Look at Video of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical by Caitlin Moynihan

It's time to make a beautiful noise because we're giving you an exclusive first look at video from the upcoming Broadway musical  A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical! See  Will Sw…

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

F*ck7thGrade by Wendy Caster

Jill Sobule's terrific autobiographical rock-concert musical, F*ck7thGrade, traces her life from tomboy riding a Raleigh Blue Chopper, to junior high outcast, to accidental performer in a ni…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 05:33AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

"He had Haiti ocean blue eyes" | Where the Mountain Meets the Sea by Manhattan Theatre Club

Read more or buy tickets at #MountainSeaPlay - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Where the Mountain Meets the Sea by Jeff Augustin d…

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Ep. 77 (AE): Susan Blackwell (Broadway’s Title of Show) and Laura Camien (The Blue Man Group) on Sparking your Creativity by Automatic Episode Import

On this Artist Exploration, Susan, Laura and Charlie discuss: The journey of Title of Show from NYMF to Broadway Accountability buddies Creating more than what you are consuming Changing …

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Oona Doherty: Navy Blue review – jagged ode to the cruelty of life by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, London As the choreographer’s voiceover wittily questions the pointlessness of shared effort, a group of dancers channel dread into intense motion “Costume: €3,000, p…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:49AM
Monday, October 17, 2022

'I’ve got a feeling I won’t be on stage again’: Derek Jacobi on age, ego, Igglepiggle and unrequited love by Ryan Gilbey

Sixty-five years after his first rave reviews, the star of I, Claudius and Last Tango in Halifax is still drowning in work – and self-doubt. Can a man who won Ian McKellen’s heart really…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:43AM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Once on This Island’ at Constellation Theatre Compan   by Taryn Carone

The set for Constellation Theatre Company’s production of “Once on This Island” consists of vines crawling up a brick wall and circling an iron balcony off to stage left. Across the ba…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Dame Angela Lansbury obituary by Michael Coveney

Versatile actor with a long career on stage and screen, best known as the TV sleuth Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She WroteAlthough she was born in London, and retained a classic English poise…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:49AM
Friday, October 7, 2022

The Band’s Visit review – entrancing musical about nothing and nowhere by David Jays

Donmar Warehouse, LondonWhen an Egyptian orchestra accidentally tips up in a sleepy Israeli backwater, lives are changed in the quietest of ways ‘Nothing is as beautiful as something you d…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:33AM

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