Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A Christmas Carol on Broadway is dreary and delightful, as Dickens intended it to be: Review by Ruth Kinane

Audience members headed to the Lyceum Theater in New York City for A Christmas Carol should beware: Your holiday spirit is about to be tested. But by story’s end, it’ll shine all the bri…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Kerry Butler, Will Swenson & More to Lead Reading of New Musical Based on Vacation Film Franchise by Andy Lefkowitz

A slew of stage stars will come together on November 21 for an industry reading of Broadway Vacation, a new musical drawn from characters in the popular Vacation film franchise. The previous…

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Headshots 101: Part One

by Rotimi Agbabiaka As 2020 approaches you may be thinking, ?New year, new me, new headshots?? Often an actor?s first introduction to potential employers, that 8 by 10 image can bear the…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Fires in the Mirror by Liz Wollman

Midway through Fires in the Mirror, Anna Deavere Smith's moving and generous one-person show about the 1991 Crown Heights riots, Robert Sherman, the head of the City of New York's Increase t…

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Report: Method Actor Draws the Line at Oedipus by Broadway Beat

by Roxy Arecco. @roxyarecco. NEW YORK, NY - Local method actor Preston Roberts submitted his resignation for a production of Oedipus Rex yesterday after finally reading the play, in which th…

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Charles Court Opera’s John Savournin: ‘To have classical singers letting their hair down to Beyoncé is really special’ by Ruth Comerford

John Savournin is the artistic director of chamber opera and musical theatre company Charles Court Opera. He has written 13 pantomimes and

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

‘The Inheritance’ is a touching call to action on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

While some ignorant millennials snipe “OK boomer” at anyone with a gray hair, a new play is clapping back.

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The week in theatre: Mary Poppins; Murder in the Cathedral; Much Ado About Nothing – review by Kate Kellaway

Prince Edward theatre; Southwark Cathedral; Wilton’s Music Hall, LondonRichard Eyre’s Mary Poppins revival soars, TS Eliot’s verse drama struggles under the weight of its gravitas, and…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lucy McCormick: 'I don't stop until I've gone too far' by Kate Wyver

Transgressive, intimidating and smeared with ketchup, the performer loves to give audiences more than they’ve bargained for – from an X-rated Jesus to a bare Boudicca Lucy McCormick pull…

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YORK GALA 2019 by Barry Gordin

André De Shields honored with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award and Riki Kane Larimer given the Founders’ Award at the Edison Ballroom. November 12, 2019:  The York Gala was directed b…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Sara Bareilles & Gavin Creel to Reunite in the West End's Waitress by Lindsey Sullivan

Though Waitress will close on Broadway on January 5, 2020, fans of the musical can catch its composer Sara Bareilles in the London production. The performer will make her West End debut …

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Mr. Broadway: November 2019: The Elder Prices of The Book of Mormon by JK

Hello! We thought we'd do something a little different in celebrating Mr. Broadway (and thanks to Janet V from Boston - are you drowsy? - for the suggestion!). This month, we are taking a l…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

My Year of Having It All by Angela Tricarico

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Friday, November 1, 2019

This 19th-Century French Poet Was The Ancestor Of Today’s Goth Kids by Artsjournal1

Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) wore black, dyed his hair green, broke with his family, refused to get a regular job, did absinthe and opium, had too much illicit sex, and, of course, died youn…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

‘Rocywood’, Gritty Homegrown Cinema From Rio’s Favelas by Artsjournal1

Named for Rocinha, with 70,000 residents the largest favela in Brazil, Rocywood is a production company formed by five young Rio filmmakers. Their budget per film averages around $50 (US), w…

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VIDEO: Watch Laura Benanti Host Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Gala

Last night, Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti hosted and performed at the 17th annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM concert. She was joined by Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (Kiss…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad review – stimulating study of corporate discrimination by Gregory Robinson

Stoke Newington Town Hall, London N16A hard-hitting and sometimes humorous look at the prejudices black women experience in a cut-throat workplace Hackney-born actor-turned-playwright Zawe A…

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Friday, October 25, 2019

13 Hair-Raising, Spine-Tingling, Halloween-Inspired Playbills by Talaura Harms

Check out these classic Playbill covers reimagined for a spooky holiday treat.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hedda Gabler review – Ibsen's stormy heroine checks her privilege by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Sherman theatre, CardiffComplex women are imprisoned in a world of male buffoons in this rich and remarkably modern staging of the seminal drama – but only Hedda can escape Having recently…

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Whoopi Goldberg gets back in the habit for revamped Sister Act musical in London by Nick Romano

Holy Mother Superior! The original Deloris Van Cartier has returned. Whoopi Goldberg, who starred as the character in the two Sister Act movies, is coming back to the role in a new productio…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Photo Flash: Go Inside the BKLYN Reunion Concert with Eden Espinosa & More!

Just last night, October 21, BKLYN came back with a 15th Anniversary reunion concert for one-night-only. The company was led by Eden Espinosa (RENT, Wicked) as Brooklyn, Karen Olivo (Mouli…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

The Strength to be Generous by Mo Brady

by Angela Tricarico Sasha Hutchings (Photo by Jacob Smith S…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tina star Adrienne Warren on learning from Tina Turner and playing her on Broadway by Sarah Rodman

When she finally sat down with Tina Turner, the larger-than-life rock goddess she plays in the just opened Broadway musical, Adrienne Warren was taken aback by how much they had in common. …

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Choir of Man return to Melbourne this December by Arts Review

Fresh from a hugely successful world tour, including the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and a sell-out Sydney season, The Choir of Man return offering up 90 minutes of indisputable …

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Call Redialed: NEW Kevin Cahoon Interview: "GLOW" + "Rocky Horror" at Bucks County Playhouse by Adam Rothenberg

In 2013, I got to interview the cast of The Rocky Horror Show, prior to their run at Bucks County Playhouse. One of the actors in that cast was GLOW’s Season 3 break-out star Kevin Cahoon.…

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Will Swenson & Kate Baldwin Join Site-Specific Reading of Fun Home in NYC Funeral Home by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-nominated stars Will Swenson and Kate Baldwin are among the newly announced complete cast of the upcoming site-specific staging of the Tony-winning musical Fun Home. The previously anno…

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Megan Hilty on Patsy and Loretta, Playing Patsy Cline, and Why the Hair Had to Be Big by Mark Peikert

The Lifetime TV movie about the friendship between Cline and Loretta Lynn, co-starring Jessie Mueller, premieres October 19.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Conference Call: Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young: "DnA - The Music That Makes Us" at Birdland by Adam Rothenberg

I interviewed Diana DeGarmo this past summer when she was performing in Quilt, A Musical Celebration as part of Stonewall 50/World Pride 2019. I am thrilled that she answered my call again …

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Quentin Earl Darrington & Will Swenson Join Brooklyn 15th Anniversary Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veterans Quentin Earl Darrington and Will Swenson will lend their voices to the score of the 2004 Broadway musical Brooklyn at its upcoming 15th anniversary reunion concert. Darri…

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Will Swenson & Quentin Earl Darrington Join Eden Espinosa & More in BKLYN Reunion Concert

Today, producers Eden Espinosa, Bridget Elise Yingling, Scott Prisand, Doug Feurring and Jana Shea announced additional stars for the one-night-only 15th Anniversary reunion concert o…

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People You Should Know . . . Richard Curtis by Zack Calhoon

Richard Curtis is a leading New York literary agent, author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, and has winner of several awards for humor and satire. Since 2010 he has been writing…

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