Monday, March 8, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Brian Sanders’ JUNK present ‘A Modern-Day Carmen Fantasy’ by Melissa Strong

‘A Modern-Day Carmen Fantasy’ reunites the Philadelphia Orchestra with Brian Sanders’ JUNK for an innovative concert with movement for home viewers. Melissa Strong reviews.

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A MODERN-DAY CARMEN FANTASY by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Brian Sanders’ JUNK by Dorie Byrne

The Philadelphia Orchestra teams up with Brian Sanders’ JUNK for a reimagined, COVID-cautious CARMEN.  The post A MODERN-DAY CARMEN FANTASY by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Brian Sanders…

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Junk Magic: Compass Confusion — from the menacing to the blissful

Craig Taborn and his band deliver contrasting moods in an electronica-infused album

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Audra McDonald & Steven Pasquale Tapped for COVID-Centric Drama Series The Second Wave by Lindsey Sullivan

The new drama series The Second Wave is joining shows like Love in the Time of Corona, Coastal Elites and Social Distance in addressing the coronavirus pandemic. According to Deadline, this …

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Ayad Akhtar to Release Latest Book, Homeland Elegies, in September

Akhtar is the Pulitzer-winning playwright behind Disgraced and Junk.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

How to disguise tech junk in your home office

Wires, plastic and ‘evil flashing lights’ can be ingeniously hidden away

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

See the First Photo of Darren Criss, Sam Rockwell & Laurence Fishburne in American Buffalo by Michael Appler

American Buffalo, David Mamet's foul-mouthed 1977 Broadway play about three hustlers conspiring in a Chicago junk shop to steal a man’s rare coin collection, will be revived on Broadway…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

BWW Review: New Faces of 2020 Threaten The Status Quo in EMOJILAND

Obviously, it would be foolish to expect anything resembling high art from a musical comedy titled Emojiland, which not only attaches bodies to those expressive emotion-summarizing faces fro…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Call Answered: David Hernandez: "American Idol", "Broadway & Beyond" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

David Hernandez gained national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality as an American Idol Top 12 finalist. After 10 years of touring, David is returning to New York City …

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Monday, November 18, 2019

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps review – fiendish verses and curses by Chris Wiegand

The Egg, BathMurray Lachlan Young and Joe Allen deliver a sinister epic about a seven-year-old who inherits his ancestral home Murray Lachlan Young is a born storyteller – even his name ha…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Matthew Saldivar to Join Off-Broadway Comedy Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veteran Matthew Saldivar has signed on to appear in the recently announced extended run of Alexis Scheer's new comedy Our Dear Dead Drug Lord. Saldivar will begin in the production on…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Darren Criss returning to Broadway in ‘American Buffalo’ by Eric Hegedus

Darren Criss is returning to Broadway in next year’s revival of “American Buffalo,” starring Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell. Criss, 32, will play Bobby, a young man enlisted to he…

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Darren Criss to return to Broadway in revival of American Buffalo by Maureen Lee Lenker

From teenage dream to pursuing a cut of the American Dream… Darren Criss is poised to return to Broadway next spring in a revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, a tale of three sma…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A “Marketplace Of Ideas” Is An Unworkable Idea by Artsjournal

The metaphor of a “marketplace of ideas,” where some sort of rational choice theory means the eventual selection of the best quality information, looks naive in an environment where junk…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mamet’s ‘American Buffalo’ Is Headed Back to Broadway by Lauren Messman

Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell will star as the junk store hustlers in the revival of the 1975 play.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

12 of the Best Ensemble Acting Scenes For All Boys by Performerstuff

12 of the Best Ensemble Acting Scenes For All Boys  Written by Tiffany Wilkie August 28, 2019 It’s competition season. You are probably looking for a powerful scene to feature your…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Spencer Jones review – unrefined idiocy delivered with care and skill by Brian Logan

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghStrangers’ junk items give a semblance of structure to the latest by this gloriously skittish man-child who revels in the inane Spencer Jones’s new show is …

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Monday, August 12, 2019

The Great Society Completes Casting for Broadway Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for The Great Society, the sequel to Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning play All the Way, set to arrive on Broadway this fall. The previously announced producti…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

‘This musical play never slows down’: SPACE JUNK A SOVIET MUSICAL – Edinburgh by Elaine Chapman

If you looking for entertainment and education with some good music added in then Space Junk A Soviet Musical is worth taking an hour out of your Fringe schedule to watch.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Fake Science Journals Are A Blight On Research by Artsjournal

“At the most benign level of the junk industry are papers, published in journals with no effective screening process, that are obvious nonsense—about Martians being supermanagers on Mars…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

New Berkeley Study: Our Brains Crave Information, Reward Us With Dopamine Shots by Artsjournal

“To the brain, information is its own reward, above and beyond whether it’s useful,” says Assoc. Prof. Ming Hsu, a neuroeconomist whose research employs functional magnetic imaging (f…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This Detroit Artist Turned The Street He Grew Up On Into A Great Big Art Installation — Why Is He Now Taking It Apart? by Artsjournal1

“At various points in the last three decades, [Tyree Guyton’s] Heidelberg Project, as it has come to be known, has been dismissed by neighbors as the junk of a crazy hoarder and hailed b…

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Junk’ at Arena Stage by Jeanie Casison

There is a moment in “Junk” when the protagonist investment banker Robert “Bob” Merkin praises the idea of debt as a simple promise to pay, trying to convince journalist Judy Chen th…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

This actress in the financial scandal play ‘Junk’ has a background on Wall Street by Geoffrey Himes

“We used to say, ‘We bleed Lehman green.’ The play captures all that.”

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Share This? Our Online Sharing Habits May Be Deadening Real Life by Artsjournal

We get that little jolt of pleasure when we share something online and the likes and comments pile up. It’s addictive (and meant to be). But there’s a case to be made that empty low-cost…

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In Ayad Akhtar’s play about Wall Street’s wicked ways, even the good guys live in a world of moral ambiguity by Peter Marks

Arena Stage gives a smooth treatment to the playwright’s “Junk,” tightened up since its New York debut in 2017.

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Review: Ayad Akhtar’s Junk at Arena Stage by Tim Treanor

In Shakespeare’s time, Christians were forbidden to lend money at interest (see Merchant of Venice) and so the Western world, intellectually vibrant though it was, was mostly economically …

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Interview: JaBen Early in Arena Stage’s ‘Junk’ by Barbara Mackay

JaBen Early is a Washingtonian through and through. His father worked at the Smithsonian, and his mother was a teacher in DC. He went to Morehouse College and Sarah Lawrence University, and …

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Review: ‘Junk’ at Arena Stage by John Stoltenberg

“When did money become the thing — the only thing?” asks an ambitious young financial journalist in her opening monologue. She then answers her own question: “The mid-eighties. 1985 …

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Yen shows two neglected teenagers struggling to grow up by Dmitry Samarov

It starts as grotesque comedy but ends in tragedy. What happens when people are truly left to their own devices? The first minutes of Anna Jordan's 2015 play abo…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Why Ayad Akhtar Changed His Tony-Nominated Play Junk After Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright reveals the edits and additions to a new version of the finance thriller—plus what he’s writing next.

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