Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Brokeneck Girls – The Murder Ballad Musical by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Michael Dale . . . . “I’d rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man,” sang John Lennon on The Beatles’ Rubber Soul album, released in 1965 durin…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 02:51AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

Las Borinqueñas by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Nelson Diaz-Marcano’s "Las Borinqueñas," the latest play in the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Science and Technology Project, has a fascinating, little known stor…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:59PM
Friday, April 12, 2024

‘SHAKESPEARE’S SISTERS’ BY RAMIE TARGOFF REVIEW – FOUR WOMEN WHO WROTE THE RENAISSANCE by Robert Shuman

(Stephanie Merritt’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/8;Photo: Child prodigy Elizabeth Cary, the author of the first published play by a woman in English. Photograph: Magite Historic/A…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 12:44PM

See Who's Starring in London Premiere of Marie Curie Musical by Andrew Gans

The English-language premiere of the South Korean hit will play the Charing Cross Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Outsiders review – ’60s-set classic makes for a solid, if unspectacular, Broadway musical by Adrian Horton

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre, New York SE Hinton’s novel, which was adapted by Francis Ford Coppola for film, makes for a competent yet forgettable stage show If Broadway must, for the same ri…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:00PM

Opening-night dates announced for Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2024-2025 season by Michael Abourizk

The nonprofit’s slate of shows includes “Yellow Face,” “English” and “The Pirates of Penzance.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 05:27PM

Roundabout Sets Opening Dates for 2024-25 Broadway and Off-Broadway Season by Darryn King

Roundabout Theatre Company has set opening dates for the shows in its 2024-25 theatrical season. Preview performance dates are yet to be announced. The Broadway premiere of Yellow Face, w…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:18PM

‘Yellow Face’, ‘English’ & Reimagined ‘The Pirates Of Penzance’ Set Broadway Openings by Greg Evans

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the dates for its 2024-25 season, with David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face starring Daniel Dae Kim kicking off the company’s Broadway line-up with an…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:11PM

Kill Thy Neighbour review – dark secrets of the only family left in the village by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Theatr Clwyd, MoldLucie Lovatt’s elaborate comedy exploring the housing crisis in rural Wales is provocative and conceptually ambitious yet still pleasingly entertaining Caryl and Meirion …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Leyla McCalla - Millennium Stage (April 11, 2024) by The Kennedy Center

Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb Live Tonight on Millennium Stage: Leyla McCalla finds inspiration from her past and present, whether it is her Haitian heritage or her…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:18PM

‘Wicked’ National Tour Announces New Cast Members by Matthew Herzog

The National Tour of the Broadway sensation Wicked will welcome new cast members beginning performances Tuesday, May 7 at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT. Biographies Lauren Samuels is del…

SOURCE: tourstoyou.org at 11:37AM

The Sorcerer and Trial by Jury – Two by Gilbert and Sullivan Before They Became Icons by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Walter Murphy . . . .  I’ve always felt that Monty Python owes a debt of gratitude to Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S). Their sketches gleefully offer a skewed view of Bri…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:22AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

‘English’ at ArtsWest asks what is lost, or sacrificed, in translation by Gemma Wilson

Here's your chance to see the exquisite play "English," winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 04:00PM

In ‘Hangmen,’ Martin McDonagh is the maestro of macabre, the bard of bloviation by Lily Janiak

San Jose Stage Company’s West Coast premiere about an English hangman forced into early retirement trades moralizing for high style.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 07:00AM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

‘This is more than a #MeToo drama’: Jez Butterworth on his new play – and punching Harvey Weinstein by Stuart Jeffries

The playwright reveals how his clashes with the sexual predator haunt the most disturbing scenes of The Hills of California, his latest Olivier-nominated play about teenage singing sisters t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN         Marylebone Theatre. NW1 by Libby Purves and Friends

DOSTOYEVSKY IN DALTON       “These days” says the man on the empty stage,  “people are precious to me, even when they insult me.  I have woken up”.  His stark features do no…

SOURCE: theatrecat.com at 02:17PM

Elfriede Jelinek's The Children of the Dead

By . The Segal Center presents an excerpt from The Children of the Dead, which has been recently translated into English by Gitta Honegger and published by Yale University Press.

SOURCE: HowlRound at 12:40PM

Christopher Durang, Tony-Winning Playwright of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Dies at 75 by Darryn King

Christopher Durang, the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony-winning playwright of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, known for his darkly humorous treatment of taboo subjects, died at his hom…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:54AM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Carmen; California Connections review – sharp moves by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells; Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, LondonJohan Inger’s cool take on Bizet’s tragic heroine is given its UK premiere by English National Ballet, while LA’s Yorke Danc…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:32AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Corruption ****, Eddie Izzard Performing Hamlet **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 28, 2024: Though J.T. Rogers is an American playwright, his new work Corruption at Lincoln Center’s Off-Broadway Mitzi Newhouse Theater, has a distinct British f…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 08:42AM

Carmen review – stripped-back ballet focuses on the femicide by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonGiven its UK premiere by English National Ballet, Johan Inger’s new version of the Bizet story cuts out cliche and embraces the bleakness – albeit at the expense …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:09AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Deaf Broadway performs "Seasons of Love" from Jonathan Larson's RENT by Lincoln Center

Members of Deaf Broadway perform "Seasons of Love" from the musical RENT by Jonathan Larson. Captured in the Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio. Deaf Broadway will be performing Jonathan La…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:05PM

Shakespeare Is On The Case In 'The Sister Queens' by Frank Rizzo

Justin Scott of Newtown is a writer of more than 30 historic adventure thrillers, including the “The Shipkiller," the Ben Abbott mystery series, and 10 best sellers co-authored with Clive …

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 09:22AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Wuthering fights: the play that shows the Brontës were bigger backstabbers than the Kardashians by Claire Armitstead

Rivalries, putdowns, betrayals … director Natalie Ibu explains why she is thrilled to be making her National Theatre debut with an award-winning play about the famous writing sisters Natal…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:32PM
Monday, March 25, 2024

Dongpo: Life in Poems by Joel Benjamin

Dongpo’s travels through life is set forth in the lovely poems—projected in Chinese script and in English—full of observations of nature, sad inner monologues and thoughts intimating t…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:45PM
Saturday, March 23, 2024

The Guardian view on opera and circus: a populist pairing that scales the heights | Editorial by Editorial

Featuring awe-inspiring aerial antics, Welsh National Opera’s Death In Venice shows how innovative the art form can still be Conversation about opera has become an increasingly cronky mer…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Friday, March 22, 2024

Equality groups urge cultural elite to give up Garrick Club membership by Lanre Bakare and Amelia Gentleman

Campaigners call for ‘outdated structures’ that undermine progress and encourage inequality to be dismantled Cultural organisations and equality campaigners have called on high-profile f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:32PM

Kate Duncan obituary by Christine Diment

My friend Kate Duncan, who has died aged 43 of cancer, was a writer of short stories and plays that showcased her wry sense of humour and vivid imagination – and which featured a host of q…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:18AM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Take a Magic Carpet Ride Through Alan Menken’s Aladdin Score for its 10th Anniversary on Broadway by Darryn King

As a young child forced to endure the drudgery of piano practice, Alan Menken got bored playing other people’s music. Instead he would fake it, absorbing and then imitating the characteris…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:18PM

Ian McKellen’s Player Kings to tour England by Chris Wiegand

The play, adapted by Robert Icke from both parts of Henry IV, stars McKellen as John Falstaff for the first time in his career and will take in Bristol, Birmingham and Newcastle after its We…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:02AM
Friday, March 15, 2024

Jeremy Dutcher’s Motewolonuwok by Lincoln Center

A truly one-of-a-kind modern talent, the composer, historian, activist, and performer Jeremy Dutcher represents the Indigenous Neqotkuk people of New Brunswick, Canada. He identifies as a "T…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:09PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards