Monday, November 27, 2023

Motorised mice and hideous death masks: bringing The Witches to life on stage by Miriam Gillinson; Photography By David Levene

From mixing 20 shades of pink to not making the witch heads too scary, a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Theatre’s new production reveals the craft that goes into bringing Roald Dah…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:42PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Broadway Box Office Slips In Pre-Thanksgiving Lull; ‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’, Melissa Etheridge Post Gains In Final Weeks by Greg Evans

Broadway box office took a 7% slide in the week before the Thanksgiving holiday, with the 29 shows settling in at a total $27,060,113 in receipts. Attendance for the week ending Nov. 19 was …

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:17PM

Experience three new plays on one stage at Playwrights Horizons! by Playwrights Horizons

Come encounter three new plays from Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Milo Cramer, and Alexandra Tatarsky, all on one stage, now through December 3rd at Playwrights Horizons! The Plays (and how to get tix…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:39PM
Sunday, November 19, 2023

Jaja's African Hair Braiding Completes Broadway Run November 19 by Logan Culwell-Block

Whitney White directs the new Jocelyn Bioh play for Manhattan Theatre Club at the Friedman.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Friday, November 17, 2023

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding: The Perks and Pitfalls of seeing it on Broadway Live via your Computer by New York Theater

For only the third time in Broadway history, you can see a play this weekend live as it’s being performed on stage even if you live thousands of miles away. “Jaja’s African Hair Braid…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 03:01PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Eboni Booth, Whitney White and Mitski Are Working on The Queen's Gambit Musical by Darryn King

A musical adaptation of Walter Tevis’ novel The Queen’s Gambit, the book that was adapted into the acclaimed Netflix miniseries, is eyeing Broadway with a top-notch creative team attache…

SOURCE: at 05:42PM

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Stage Musical In Development With Singer-Songwriter Mitski, Playwright Eboni Booth & Director Whitney White by Greg Evans

A stage musical adaptation of The Queen’s Gambit, Walter Tevis’ best-selling novel which became a hit series on Netflix, is in the works, with Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter Mitski at…

SOURCE: Deadline at 04:26PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The Talented Tenth by Steven Morris

The Talented Tenth Reviewed by Martίn Hernández The Robey Theatre Company at The Los Angeles Theatre Center Through December 10 “The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by …

SOURCE: at 01:56PM
Monday, November 13, 2023

“Jaja’s African Hair Braiding” Makes Black Women Feel at Home by Maya Phillips

“Jaja’s African Hair Braiding” is a play where the Black women in the audience are the ones who feel most at home.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:36PM

‘I felt shame about my labia’: High Steaks, the hit show barbequing body image by Arifa Akbar

Performing naked except for a well-positioned accordion, sprig of parsley or mirror, Eliona Haines tackles labia-shaming by chopping up slices of beef and grilling them. She explains all to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18AM
Friday, November 10, 2023

Mates in Chelsea review – filthy-rich farce lets the upper classes off lightly by Kate Wyver

Royal Court theatre, LondonA trust-fund kid losing his family castle to an oligarch provides enough satire for some strong performances, but the concept is overstretched Rory Mullarkey’s e…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Thursday, November 9, 2023

The Broadway Show: Tour Marquees with Producer LaChanze by

Host Tamsen Fadal takes a stroll with Tony® winner LaChanze to talk about pivoting to producing KIMBERLY AKIMBO, JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING and more.

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:18PM

‘You could beat someone to death with that!’ Great theatre wigs – and their miraculous creators by David Jays

Few things in theatre are more transformative than a wig. But who makes them? Can they really be worth thousands? And what looks best on a beheaded tyrant? We meet the hairpiece heroes and t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:03AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal: 11/11/23 - LaChanze, Tituss Burgess, Danny DeVito and More by

Before THE BROADWAY SHOW WITH TAMSEN FADAL airs nationwide this weekend, we're inviting you to join in the episode's YouTube premiere at 5pm ET on Wednesday, November 8! Hosted by Emmy winne…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:48AM

Hear from LaChanze, Tituss Burgess and More on The Broadway Show! Watch the Premiere! by

Before The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal airs nationwide this weekend, we're inviting you to join in the episode's YouTube premiere at 5pm ET on Wednesday, November 8! Hosted by Emmy win…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

NEW VOICES 2023 | We Will Rock You by Paper Mill Playhouse

A show unlike any other produced by Paper Mill Playhouse, this special concert features 122 talented young performers, including Rising Star Award winners and nominees. The 2023 New Voices C…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:36PM
Monday, November 6, 2023

Spring Awakening by Steven Morris

Reviewed by Socks WhitmoreEast West PlayersThrough Nov 19, 2023 RECOMMENDED As another snowless Los Angeles winter approaches, East West Players is in full bloom with its latest production: …

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A Bridge Over Troubled Water in Kosovo by Steven Morris

An International Theater Festival Ponders Consequences of Bullying and Marauding  By Steven Leigh Morris “Negotiating Peace” at the Oda Theatre, Prishtina, Kosovo: Emma Andrea, Harald …

SOURCE: at 07:24PM
Thursday, November 2, 2023

Solidarity at Goodspeed: Crew, Costume, Scenic, Hair, and Makeup Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Unionize by Michael Eddy

In a display of solidarity and strength, the run crew, makeup, wig and hairstylists, costume shop, and scenic shop workers at Goodspeed Musical Theatre have successfully organized with Local…


Betty Who Is Standing Taller Than Ever as Persephone in Hadestown by Hayley Levitt

Betty Who strikes an imposing figure on the Walter Kerr stage. She’s 6’1” without help. And boosted by the verdant goddess Persephone’s heels and hair, she estimates her final height…

SOURCE: at 10:42AM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Goodspeed Backstage Crew Unionizes With IATSE by Logan Culwell-Block

The Connecticut venue's crew, costume, scenic, hair, and makeup staff voted overwhelmingly to join the labor group.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:24PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Photos: Step Inside Joe's Pub's Long Awaited Celebration of the Life and Work of James Rado by Margaret Hall

The musical memorial celebrated the work of Hair creator Mr. Rado, who passed away in June 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM
Monday, October 30, 2023

Ato Blankson-Wood to Play Cliff in Cabaret Revival by Ruthie Fierberg

Ato Blankson-Wood, a Tony-nominated actor known for Slave Play, has been cast as Cliff for the upcoming revival of Cabaret. The previously announced production will begin performances on A…

SOURCE: at 05:03PM

Broadway's Jaja's African Hair Braiding Will Live Stream Final Week of Performances by Logan Culwell-Block

The Jocelyn Bioh world premiere is now running via Manhattan Theatre Club.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:49PM

‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ to livestream final week of shows by Ruthie Fierberg

Through the League of Live Stream Theater, the Manhattan Theatre Club production will broadcast live around the world.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 03:41PM

JAJA's AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING to Live Stream Final Week of Broadway Run

The League of Live Stream Theater will partner with Manhattan Theatre Club to present the Broadway sensation Jaja's African Hair Braiding via live stream.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:43PM

JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Will Live Stream Final Week of Performances

Jaja's African Hair Braiding will be live streamed during its last week of performances, beginning November 14.

SOURCE: Theatrely at 02:35PM

Susan Hilferty Looks Back 20 Years to Dissect Wicked’s Most Iconic Costumes by Hayley Levitt

Costume designer Susan Hilferty could measure Wicked’s life in the Broadway production’s she’s worked on since building the wardrobe of Oz—15. She could also measure it in the Tony n…

SOURCE: at 11:33AM

Northern Rascals: Shed review – everyday realities are danced out within four confining walls by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonThe set is a claustrophobic flat, the clothes are baggy, the prop is a gaming console … this three-part show lets us peer into its characters’ lives There’s something…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:55AM
Sunday, October 29, 2023

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Braiding Broadway with Nikiya Mathis

In this episode, I am joined by the incredible, Nikiya Mathis, to talk about her incredible career, not only as a performer, but as a sought-after hair and wig designer for tv, film, and the…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:03PM

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
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Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
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