Thursday, August 15, 2019

Where is the HAIRSPRAY Original Cast Now?

Hey there, teenage Baltimore! It's officially been seventeen years since Broadway audiences were first welcomed the the 60s with the opening of Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre on August…

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When Did They Arrive? by Leah Richards

When Did They Arrive? Leah Richards August 15, 2019 - 09:19 Topics Theater Review Tags off broadway …

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Friday, August 9, 2019

REVIEW: Musik, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Frances Barber in Musik by Jonathan Harvey and The Pet Shop Boys presented at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh prior to a season at the Leicester Square Theatre. T…

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What Did Critics Think of New Pet Shop Boys Show Musik at Edinburgh Festival Fringe? by Dan Meyer

The new musical stars Frances Barber with a book by Jonathan Harvey.

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New Musical Fall Springs, Starring Matt McGrath, Alyse Alan Louis, Sam Heldt, Ellen Harvey, Begins at Barrington August 9 by Andrew Gans

Stephen Brackett directs the production at the Massachusetts venue.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Musik review – Pet Shop Boys' musical evokes Warhol, Dalí and Nico by Mark Fisher

Assembly Rooms, EdinburghFrances Barber stars as Zelig-like chanteuse Billie Trix, in this one-woman spinoff from the band and Jonathan Harvey’s 2001 musical Closer to Heaven Despite her g…

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Musik review at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh – ‘frenzied comedy with hit-and-miss musical asides’ by Paul Vale

The character Billie Trix first appeared in the 2001 musical Closer to Heaven written by Jonathan Harvey with a score by Pet

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Artistic director Charlotte Mooney: ‘We use circus to tell relatable human stories’ by Giverny Masso

Joint artistic director of contemporary circus company Ockham’s Razor with Alex Harvey and Tina Koch, Charlotte Mooney tells Giverny Masso how the

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bitter lemon by Stephen Farrow

Oh, come on. You didn’t think a David Mamet play about the Me Too movement with a thinly-disguised Harvey Weinstein figure as the central character was actually going to be good, did you? …

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Frances Barber Stars in New Pet Shop Boys Musical Musik Beginning August 5 by Andrew Gans

The solo show, with a book by Jonathan Harvey, features four new songs from the pop duo.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

New Pet Shop Boys Musical Musik, Starring Frances Barber, Will Transfer to London by Andrew Gans

The solo show, with a book by Jonathan Harvey, will premiere in August at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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London transfer announced for Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Musik by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo London transfer announced for Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Musik, a cabaret starring Frances Barber which will debut four new Pet Shop Boys songs. This post London trans…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale to Star in Modern Reimagining of Medea at Brooklyn Academy of Music by Andy Lefkowitz

Longtime couple Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, acclaimed stars of stage and screen, will appear together at the Brooklyn Academy of Music next year in a contemporary rewrite of Euripides'…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Spotlight on John Malkovich, star of David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre

Perhaps you've seen him opposite Sandra Bullock in the popular new Netflix film, Bird Box, which has been gaining a lot of buzz lately, or maybe you remember him from way back in the eig…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Kinky Boots on BroadwayHD by Barry Gordin

Hit Musical Begins Streaming Today after record breaking Broadway and West End runs. July 15, 2019: BroadwayHD will exclusively present the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed musica…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Beth Leavel to Star in Reading of Matthew Lombardo's New Play Conversations with Mother by Andy Lefkowitz

Beth Leavel, the fan-favorite star about to conclude her Tony-nominated run in The Prom, has signed on to play the title role in a reading of Matthew Lombardo's new two-character comedy Conv…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song to open The Turbine Theatre at Battersea Power Station by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Paul Taylor-Mills announces that the Tony Award-winning Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein will open The Turbine Theatre, an exciting new venue at Battersea Power Station. This p…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Drew McOnie to Direct Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song at New London Venue by Caitlin Moynihan

King Kong director and choreographer Drew McOnie is set to direct Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song at new London venue, The Turbine Theatre. Recently seen on Broadway during the 2018-19 season,…

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Saturday, July 6, 2019


(Adam White’s article appeared in the Telegraph, 7/3; via Pam Green.) Spare a thought for the Benedict Cumberbatch of an alternate end-of-2017. Having said goodbye to Sherlock, fresh fro…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Robert Lindsay on working with Laurence Olivier, fighting Harvey Weinstein and telling off Margaret Thatcher by Giverny Masso

Robert Lindsay has won two Olivier awards, a Tony and a BAFTA, and has played everything from leading roles in iconic sitcoms

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

BroadwayHD Heats Up With Dazzling New July Slate Including HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

'Everybody Say Yeah' because this month BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, is gearing up to add more electrifying performances including the record-breaking Broadwa…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

From London: Mamet and Malkovich Reap Bitter Wheat from Harvey Weinstein by Steven Suskin

The controversial playwright takes on a ripped-from-the-headlines sex scandal, with intriguing but uneven results The post From London: Mamet and Malkovich Reap Bitter Wheat from Harvey Wein…

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Kinky Boots is Coming to BroadwayHD for Streaming by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

“Everybody Say Yeah” because musical theatre enthusiasts will soon be able to stream the long-running, hit musical Kinky Boots in the comfort of their own home. BroadwayHD, the premiere …

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Rose McGowan: 'I miss performing. My career was stolen' by Ryan Gilbey

Her revelations about Harvey Weinstein sparked #MeToo. Now, as the disgraced mogul’s trial approaches, the actor is back with an Edinburgh show Sometimes Rose McGowan can say his name, and…

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West End Production Of ‘Kinky Boots’ To Launch In U.S. Via Theater Streaming Service BroadwayHD In July by Peterdeadline

EXCLUSIVE: Kinky Boots is coming back to the United States… via streaming service BroadwayHD. The West End production of the musical, which is from Cyndi Lauper and playwright Harvey Fiers…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Celebrates Premiere in Movie Theatres!

Filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London, "Kinky Boots" the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-winning musical from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019


By Bob Shuman Rob Ackerman’s Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson, has all the commercial patter of a Tootsie or Neil Simon–even David Ives–comedy, but it’s a play for wimps, symptoma…

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Bitter Wheat: It’s Not Upsetting Anyone by Farah Najib

After watching the Harvey Weinstein based play, Bitter Wheat, Farah Najib wonders whether theatre is there to upset us and why her reaction was so different to those around her. A few months…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

David Mamet’s Harvey Weinstein Play Is Getting Really, Really Bad Reviews by Artsjournal1

Despite the praise that critics (try to) give John Malkovich in the horndog-movie-mogul role, their verdicts are clear. “Bitter Wheat is a bitter disappointment.” “Mamet’s monstrous …

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Too Soon? David Mamet Wrote A Play About Harvey Weinstein. It Doesn’t Work by Artsjournal

“Is there anything, anything at all, to be said for a character whose name all too obviously part-rhymes with Harvey Weinstein? Well, he continues to have sympathy for illegal immigrants, …

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John Malkovich in Bitter Wheat at Garrick Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Bitter Wheat is not a play about Harvey Weinstein. Absolutely not. David Mamet’s play is actually about Barney Fein, a manipulative movie

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