Monday, November 29, 2021

Sam Mendes on Stephen Sondheim: ‘He was passionate, utterly open and sharp as a knife’ by Sam Mendes

From their exhilarating collaborations to a supper for two that ended in tears, the director shares his most personal memories of the musicals legend who took theatre to extraordinary new he…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:33AM
Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Glass Menagerie review – Ivo van Hove’s subterranean home blues by Chris Wiegand

Internationaal Theater AmsterdamIsabelle Huppert stars in a shrewd staging of Tennessee Williams’ autobiographical memory play, to be livestreamed from the ITA Is this a latecomer weaving …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:33AM
Thursday, November 25, 2021

EP 61- The Public’s Cullud Wattah by Automatic Episode Import

Showing now until December 12th at The Public theater in New York City, Cullud Wattah stars Alicia Pilgrim and Lauren F. Walker join host, Salisha Thomas on this week's episode of Black Hair…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:00AM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Hair (1968 OBCR) by JK

BROADWAY IN A BOX CD REVIEW: Hair (1968 OBCR) At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the op…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:32AM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Rob Delaney on love, loss and married life: ‘No, my wife is not having an affair with her karate teacher’ by Sam Wollaston

The star of Catastrophe and Home Sweet Home Alone answers your questions on everything from family tragedy to the value of comedy Rob Delaney – comedian, actor, writer, tweeter, activist …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:36AM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Tig Notaro LOVES a Reversible Vest by The Late Late Show With James Corden

James welcomes back his friend Tig Notaro to the show and she tells James how she's become quite the hair stylist during quarantine for everyone except her wife. And when James shows a photo…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:45AM
Sunday, November 7, 2021

Katherine Ryan: ‘I thought plastic surgery was aspirational’ by Eva Wiseman

The comedian will have you in stitches, but she can also leave you speechless. Katherine Ryan talks to Eva Wiseman about breast implants and potty training – and the jokes even she wouldn…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Friday, November 5, 2021

Footfalls and Rockaby review – Beckett double bill casts a chilling spell by Chris Wiegand

Jermyn Street theatre, LondonPacing endlessly and rocking towards the big sleep, Siân Phillips and Charlotte Emmerson’s performances make this evening deeply affecting This no-frills cell…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:06PM

The Sugar House review – a tough story of poverty’s legacy by Arifa Akbar

Finborough theatre, LondonAlana Valentine’s drama about a struggling family in New South Wales is superbly performed This is an intergenerational story which deals with the devastating eff…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:03PM
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Gypsy (1959 OBCR) by JK

BROADWAY IN A BOX CD REVIEW: Gypsy (1959 OBCR) At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the o…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Life Is a Dream review – this roaring tale of revenge is extraordinary by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghWils Wilson’s perception-bending production highlights the artifice of a prince’s world, exposing the thin veneer of riches and respectability Segismundo has just …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:32AM

‘The bikini line is still a no-no’: why does dance have a problem with body hair? by Lyndsey Winship

Chests must be de-fuzzed, armpits shaved, legs waxed. But as dance becomes more diverse, should it stop policing what grows naturally? Top performers speak out about their body hair The idea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

ON WITH THE SHOW: Zoë Geltman on her new show ‘Puffy Hair’ and the acting/writing connection by Erin Kahn

As live, in-person theatre returns to the greatest city in the world, we’re spotlighting the NYC theatre artists who make it all happen. Today’s spotlight is on Zoë Geltman, whose new o…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 12:44PM

"Bang Bang" - I Put ASpell On You 2021 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

The bewitchingly cinematic extravaganza I Put a Spell on You, the annual over-the-top homage to the cult classic film Hocus Pocus, supported Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS over the 2021 H…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:18PM
Friday, October 29, 2021

I Put A Spell On You: The Sanderson Variant - Behind The Scenes by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

A bewitchingly cinematic extravaganza awaits when I Put a Spell on You, the annual sold-out Halloween concert-meets-party, streams online beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, October 28. …

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:54PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Watch Highlights From the Broadway Revival of Caroline or Change by Playbill

After being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change officially opens at Studio 54 October 27 after starting previews October 8. The Roundabout T…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:54AM

EP 57- DEON RELEFORD-LEE by Automatic Episode Import

This week, Black Hair in the Big Leagues welcomes Deon Releford Lee to the show! Y'all, he is full o

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:02AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

HAIR Star Robin McNamara Dies at Age 74

It has been reported that Robin McNamara, one of the stars of the original Broadway production of Hair passed away last week, on October 21, 2021 at the age of 74.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:15PM

Robin McNamara Dies: Star Of Broadway’s ‘Hair’, One-Hit-Wonder With ‘Lay a Little Lovin’ On Me’ Was 74 by Greg Evans

Robin McNamara, a struggling New York singer-songwriting in the late 1960s who answered a casting call for a new show called Hair and landed a starring role with the replacement cast on Broa…

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:00PM

PUFFY HAIR: A Fabulously Feral Feminist Fantasia… with Farts by Megan Hill

Not a “solo show” but also not not a solo show

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 12:24PM

Beauty and the Beast: The Musical review – old-fashioned pleasures and irresistible set-pieces by Mark Fisher

Edinburgh PlayhouseA refreshed version of the Disney perennial begins a tour of the UK with some spectacular visual feasts and a heart-stopping performance by Courtney Stapleton as Belle Thi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:12AM
Monday, October 25, 2021

LaChanze, Michael Zegen & More Talk Bringing Alice Childress's TROUBLE IN MIND to Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Watch the full interview here: https://bway.world/TroubleinMindInterviews Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed …

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:48PM
Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Review Files: The Richness of 'Caroline' by Rob Weinert-Kendt

  Kenna Ramsey, Tracy Nicole Chapman and Marva Hicks personify a radio in Caroline, or Change. Photo by Craig Schwartz. I was fortunate last night to catch the new Broadway revival of Carol…

SOURCE: The Wicked Stage at 10:18AM
Friday, October 22, 2021

Transverse Orientation review – beauty and disgust from Dimitris Papaioannou by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonFake babies waving to the audience, an imposing puppet bull and an optical illusion of entwined limbs combine in a cocktail of contradictions Is there anywhere else y…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54AM

Larry David Gives Life Advice by The Late Late Show With James Corden

Late Late Show staff members ask the very wise Larry David for life advice to get out of tough situations. Larry offers solutions for wedding anniversary gifting, losing your hair and dating…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:14AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Caleb Teicher’s and Conrad Tao’s ‘More Forever’: exuberant joy with a melancholy undertow that speaks to the fragility of human existence by Michael Crabb - Special To The Star

Pianist Tao and dancer Teicher encountered each other as teenagers at an arts competition where Tao composed a classical arrangement of Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair.” “More Forever…

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:26PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

New York City Center’s 2021 Fall for Dance Festival: Programs 1 and 2 by Joel Benjamin

The final work on Program 1 was its finest.  A.I.M. By Kyle Abraham presented its director’s “Our Indigo: If We Were a Love Song,” a deeply moving paean to the darker meanings of love…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 12:23PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Catching Up with THE PROM National Tour's Kaden Kearney & Patrick Wetzel! by BroadwayWorld

Watch the full interview here: https://bway.world/PromTourInterview The Prom is coming to a city near you and you won't need formal attire to attend. The hilarious hit Broadway musical come…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:36PM

The Cherry Orchard review – Ian McKellen is brilliantly poignant in resonant adaptation by Mark Lawson

Theatre Royal WindsorArtfully combining clumsiness with precision, McKellen’s Firs is the highlight of a production marked by arresting gestures and modern parallels Having recently playe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Inside CAROLINE, OR CHANGE's First Night on Broadway with Sharon D Clarke, Samantha Williams, & More by BroadwayWorld

Watch the full night's coverage here: https://bway.world/CarolineFirstPreview Our reopening coverage is brought to you by 1-800 Flowers. The new Broadway production of the Tony Award nomin…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:42PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

EP 54- DIAMOND ESSENCE WHITE by Automatic Episode Import

From the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen, Diamond Essence White joins the Black Hair in the Big

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:02AM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre