Monday, June 17, 2024

Dracula: The Bloody Truth review – defanged comedy stretches the joke too far by Mark Fisher

Octagon, BoltonBram Stoker’s novel gets redone in the style of The Play That Goes Wrong, in an energetically performed but ultimately feeble farce We have a cost of living crisis and a bor…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12AM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tony Predictions 2024 by Wendy Caster

It's Tony time again. Was this an exciting year on Broadway? Yes! Was it a disappointing year on Broadway? Yes! Same as it ever was. And here we go: (A complete list of nominees is provide…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 04:12AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Pulitzer Prize-winning play COST OF LIVING opens in Sydney next month by Aussie Theatre

Sydney Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre’s new co-production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway smash-hit, Cost of Living, will play

SOURCE: at 08:03AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Kara Young (‘Purlie Victorious’) stands ‘on the shoulders of giants’ as she makes Tony Awards history [Exclusive Video Interview] by Sam Eckmann

Kara Young is once again Tony-nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her hysterical and moving performance in the revival of “Purlie Victorious.” It’s her third nomination …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 02:30PM
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Highlights from COST OF LIVING on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living is now running at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Check out video …

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:48AM
Monday, May 27, 2024

Highlights from MTC's COST OF LIVING by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Hom…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:54PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The Florence Welch-Scored Gatsby Musical Has Its Music and Design Teams by Darryn King

The world-premiere musical Gatsby, an adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald with music by international rock star Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, has its design and music …

SOURCE: at 03:12PM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

5 reasons you should see Phamaly’s “The Cost of Living” at Curious Theatre by Lisa Kennedy

What if your theater review were fractured? Broken apart and rearranged to get at something new about a staged work, to get at something different about the experience?

SOURCE: Denver Post at 08:00AM
Sunday, March 24, 2024

In ‘Cost of Living,’ challenging connections define two couples by Alex Miller

Martyna Majok’s play is staged beautifully in a joint production by Curious and Phamaly theatre companies The post In ‘Cost of Living,’ challenging connections define two couples appea…

SOURCE: OnStage Colorado at 03:11PM

Broadway's "Purlie Victorious:' Hallelujah! Now To Be Shown On PBS by Frank Rizzo

The show: “Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch” played Broadway’s Music Box Theatre this fall and early winter and will now be seen on PBS’s American…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 01:57PM

Theater Review: “Cost of Living” — A Powerful Drama about Our Longing to Connect by Martin Copenhaver

Critical to the success of "Cost of Living" is playwright Martyna Majok’s refusal to resort to tropes about people with disabilities and those who care for them.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:48AM
Saturday, March 16, 2024

Review: In Oakland Theater Project’s breathtaking ‘Cost of Living,’ caregiving is a lens for vulnerability by Lily Janiak

Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play writes characters with disabilities who aren’t defined by their physical limitations.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 02:26PM
Sunday, March 10, 2024

“Cost of Living” Reveals High Price of Connecting—at Oakland by K. Marguerite Caronna

Martyna Majok’s Profane, Poetic Play Explores Loss & Redemption by K. Marguerite Caronna Emilie Whelan skillfully conducts a quartet of talented actors in a play of consummate humanity…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:04PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Two-Time Tony Nominee Kara Young Joins The Apiary for Final Week Off-Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Two-time Tony nominee Kara Young will join the cast of Kate Douglas' The Apiary for its final week of performances from February 28 through March 3 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater. Yo…

SOURCE: at 02:02PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The BSR Podcast: Season 8, Episode 2: Talking with director Jeffrey L. Page by Darnelle Radford

Podcast host Darnelle Radford sits down with busy director Jeffrey L. Page for a wide-ranging conversation about his recent work, including PTC's new production of Martyna Majok's Cost of Li…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:26PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living by Alaina Johns

The Philly nonprofit Art-Reach, which connects our disability community to our cultural scene, partners with Philadelphia Theatre Company for Cost of Living, a show about the complexities of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:19PM
Sunday, February 11, 2024

COST OF LIVING (PTC): A compelling new play, diminished by Toby Zinman

Diminished or not, it’s worth seeing for the understanding of people living with disabilities and the people who care for them. The post COST OF LIVING (PTC): A compelling new play, dimini…

SOURCE: at 09:00PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Katy Sullivan Is Richard III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Beginning February 2 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-nominated Cost of Living star becomes the first woman with a disability to take on the role in a major U.S. production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

British Equity & ITC Agree New Pay Deal To Help UK’s Struggling Theater Workers by Jesse Whittock

British Equity has struck a three-year agreement with the Independent Theatre Council (ITC) that will give British theater workers better pay, as the UK’s cost of living crisis continues. …

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:24AM
Thursday, January 18, 2024

New Alexis Scheer Play Breaking the Story Sets Dates for World Premiere by Darryn King

Breaking the Story, a new play about the cost of war by playwright Alexis Scheer, will have its world premiere at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater. Performances will begin May 15, with an…

SOURCE: at 04:12PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Best Shows of the First Half of the 2023-2024 Season by Joseph Cervelli

Best Shows of the First Half of the 2023-2024 Season By Joseph Cervelli Here are what I consider the best shows I have seen from May till December of this year.  So, here in no particular o…

SOURCE: Theater Time at 09:09AM
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Cecily Strong, David Zayas and More Set for John Patrick Shanley's Brooklyn Laundry Off-Broadway by Darryn King

Florencia Lozano, Cecily Strong, Andrea Syglowski and David Zayas will star in the Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of Brooklyn Laundry, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley. Pr…

SOURCE: at 01:06PM
Monday, December 11, 2023

Wendy: A Peter Pan Story review – an awfully modern adventure by Chris Wiegand

The Egg theatre, BathGaming imagery blends with traditional adventure scenery in an exuberant present-day adaptation of JM Barrie’s novel Within a fortnight of Wendy’s birth, JM Barrie h…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:48AM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tony Nominee Katy Sullivan to Star in Chicago’s Richard III in History-Making Performance by Darryn King

Katy Sullivan will play Shakespeare’s "crook-backed" king in what is believed to be the first major U.S. production of Richard III to feature a woman with a disability in the title role. …

SOURCE: at 12:18PM

Katy Sullivan Will Star in Chicago Shakespeare's Richard III by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-nominated Cost of Living star will play the title role, the first woman with a disability to do so in a major U.S. production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

La Jom Atenda shows the complexities of caregiving by Kerry Reid

Plays about the relationships between caregivers and their clients aren’t new. The late Chicago playwright, actor, and disability rights activist Susan Nussbaumʼs well-received No One as …

SOURCE: at 12:29PM
Friday, September 29, 2023

Sanctuary City explores the plight of DREAMers by Kerry Reid

Before Martyna Majok won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for her drama Cost of Living (which was planned for this season at Victory Gardens before the board decided to close up shop at the Tony A…

SOURCE: at 02:42PM
Monday, August 21, 2023

‘I’ll never be rich’: Edinburgh fringe standups consider the cost of living – and comedy by Rachael Healy

As the expense of performing and watching shows at the fringe is ever rising, three comedians ask their audiences to reassess what they place value on Money is changing hands during a number…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:07AM
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Tightrope to ensure the show goes on: Circus Extreme – in pictures by Photographs By Jeff Moore

For the UK’s Circus Extreme, balancing increasing costs with show quality and affordability is a high wire act. The cost of living crisis is having a big effect on the UK circus industry, …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:33AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

I, Daniel Blake On stage is a Powerful Representation of Real People Struggling in the Cost of Living Crisis by Sarah-Jane Coyle

Ken Loach’s 2016 film I, Daniel Blake is a scathing indictment of the British benefits system. The film follows 59-year-old widower Daniel Blake who suffers a heart attack and becomes unab…

SOURCE: at 09:18PM
Monday, June 19, 2023

A Conversation with Tony Nominee Katy Sullivan by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Cost of Living's Tony Nominated Actress Katy Sullivan has to say about disability representation on and off stage, presenting the keynote speech at the National Women's Theatre Fes…

SOURCE: Beltline to Broadway at 12:38PM

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