Sunday, June 28, 2020

Jenny Eclair: 'Menopause gave me incandescent rage. It was like a superpower' by Zoe Williams

The first woman to win the UK’s biggest comedy prize has written a guide to the menopause. She discusses HRT, getting sacked and how much she liked her female comedy peers – until their …

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown: #30-21 by JK

Last week, we began The Broadway Top 40 Countdown of the best new Broadway songs of the last decade. If you missed it, you can check it out HERE. This week, we get up to the middle of our l…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Milwaukee Rep’s Filmed Performance of ECLIPSED Avail Through April 1 by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

For the first time in Milwaukee Rep’s history, we have suspended our season for weeks. As our [...]

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Check Out Production Photos From Milwaukee Rep's Eclipsed by Nathan Skethway

Actor-playwright Danai Gurira's play began performances March 3.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Get to know Danai Gurira through her 5 most essential projects by Marcus Jones

As best explained in her EW Digital Cover story, actor and writer Danai Gurira has had a unique career in entertainment spanning more than her iconic turn as Michonne on The Walking Dead. Th…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Joanne Dru: A Star Eclipsed by Trav S.D.

Strange to contemplate a universe in which Peter Marshall is better remembered than his older sister Joanne Dru (Joan Letitia LaCock, 1922-1996), but that is the universe as we find it. Dru …

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Monday, January 13, 2020

People You Should Know . . . Miranda Haymon by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Jejomar Erln Ysit) MIRANDA HAYMON is a Princess Grace Award/Honoraria-winning writer, director and deviser of performance originally from Boston. Her recent projects include Mondo …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. & More Broadway Stars Earn NAACP Image Award Nominations by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of Broadway alums have been nominated for 2020 NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be revealed during a live TV broadcast on BET Networks on February 22 at 8:00pm. Among the …

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Circus 1903 review – Christmas offering oozes old-school charm by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Festival Hall, London In a culture of special effects, it is the moments of connection, creativity and wonder that matter Circus 1903 – in pictures Playing its second year as an alte…

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Cynthia Erivo & More Stage Stars Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Nominations are here for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best acting work in television and on film. A slew of stage stars fill out the list of nominees for the awar…

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic Respect. The previously announced film, dir…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Audra McDonald, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic R…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Kylie M. Brown by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Dior Lamar Mills) Kylie M. Brown (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director of new work and literary manager for Normal Ave. She is currently curating the NAPseries of new work for No…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Residents of a postapocalyptic America seek connection in Vanya on the Plains by Max Maller

The Artistic Home gives Jason Hedrick's world premiere about a grim future a life-affirming production. More postapocalyptic plays about staging Chekhov in peopl…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Tony Nominees Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o Reunite for HBO Adaptation of Americanah by Olivia Clement

The best-selling Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel will be turned into a TV series, bringing together the Black Panther and Eclipsed collaborators.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal & More to Present at 2019 Tonys; Moulin Rouge! Stars to Host Creative Arts Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The slate of presenters for the 2019 Tony Awards is getting starrier. More talent has been announced to hand out Tonys at the 73rd annual celebration of Broadway, scheduled for June 9 at R…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Polunin Ink review – storm, stress and sweet torment by Sanjoy Roy

Palladium, London Ballet and B-movies collide as Sergei Polunin revives Russian villain Rasputin, suffers with Nijinsky, and tackles toxic masculinity with a pineapple Once famous only withi…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Happy Talk by Wendy Caster

I suspect that there is a good play inside Jesse Eisenberg's Happy Talk, currently  at The New Group at the Signature Center. The ideas and the situation are intriguing, and there is humor …

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

'Four Chords and a Gun' tells a tuneless story of The Ramones by Chris Jones

“Four Chords and a Gun,” the new show from Toronto now at the Broadway Playhouse, is an odd duck. Of course, so were The Ramones. Here was an American punk rock band with influence that …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Political Fairy Tales Of Edouard Laboulaye by Artsjournal1

“Laboulaye’s creative work has been eclipsed by his political career” — a judge during France’s Second Empire, he was committed to women’s rights and the end of slavery — “bu…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

How funny is the comedian who may be Ukraine’s next president? by Viv Groskop

Volodymyr Zelenskiy is the leading candidate to take the top job in his country – so who is he, and will he bring the laughs? It’s a gag worthy of an Armando Iannucci screenplay. And yet…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Outsiders Stage Musical Sets World Premiere at Goodman Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton's bestselling 1967 novel and Francis Ford Coppola's iconic 1983 motion picture, is now a new stage musical featuring an original score by the rock duo Jamestown R…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

How Danai Gurira’s Broadway Play Led Her to Found Love Our Girls by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the Eclipsed playwright and star of The Walking Dead and Black Panther explain how she helps close the gender disparity gap.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees Is Now a Musical; Will Star LaChanze, Saycon Sengbloh, & More Off-Broadway by Marshall W. Mabry Iv

The New York Times bestselling novel and critically acclaimed feature film is now becoming a musical! The Sue Monk Kidd classic is coming to the Atlantic Theater Company. Saycon Sengbloh (…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Odds & Ends: Liesl Tommy to Direct Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic & More by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Liesl Tommy to Direct Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed) has signed…

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RESPECT! Liesl Tommy Will Direct Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic by Drew Shade

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, handpicked Jennifer Hudson to play her in a biopic and now according to Deadline Tony-nominated director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, Insecure, Queen Sugar) h…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Moulin Rouge Star Sahr Ngaujah Cast in Boesman and Lena at Off-Broadway's Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah, who will appear as Toulouse-Lautrec in the upcoming Broadway musical Moulin Rouge, will first make a stop at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre for a production …

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

A Trillion Photos – How You Gonna Organize Your Personal History? by Artsjournal

Kodak once touted 2000 as a landmark year, when the number of photos taken worldwide first eclipsed 80 billion. Fast forward to 2017, when just about everyone has a cellphone camera in the…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sorry to Bother You — a horror-comedy-racism satire that falls flat

Boots Riley’s film is eclipsed by 2017’s similarly themed Get Out

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Domestic Import: A Review of Familiar at Steppenwolf Theatre by Erin Shea Brady

Star of Broadway and MCU alike, Danai Gurira ("Eclipsed") turns her talents back to playwriting with this portrait of an intergenerational immigrant family negotiating the expectations of tr…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

LaChanze, Saycon Sengbloh & Manoel Felciano Set for World Premiere Secret Life of Bees Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

A star-packed cast has been assembled to lead the world premiere musical The Secret Life of Bees, based on the acclaimed film and bestselling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Tony winn…

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