Friday, May 24, 2019

Tony Predictions: 2019 by Wendy Caster

Best MusicalAin’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations Beetlejuice Hadestown The PromTootsie Liz Wollman: Hadestown. Seriously, can we please celebrate a creative team …

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Broadway Grosses: The Prom Edges Ahead as Tony Awards Day Approaches by

The celebrated musical comedy The Prom has seen a strong, sure rise in grosses and attendance since the announcement of its seven Tony Award nominations, but this past week saw a particularl…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Photos and Video: Glenda Jackson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Lilly Award by BroadwayWorld TV

This weekend, Glenda Jackson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lillys, an organization that honors women in the theater. Jackson was honored onstage following a perfor…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

‘King Lear’ Minus the Monarch, Plus Mom by American Theatre Editors

Samantha Shay’s stripped-down, fem-focused take on the tragedy inspires low-tech awe—and starts a raucous argument.

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VIDEO: Glenda Jackson Discusses KING LEAR, Her Career, and More at 92nd Street Y by Stage Tube

On April 29, Glenda Jackson appeared in conversation at 92nd Street Y to discuss her career with moderator Annette Insdorf.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Review: Shakespeare's game of thrones reawakens Pittsburgh's steel giant by Christopher Rawson

Quantum Theatre delivers the majesty and tragedy of “King Lear,” amid the monumental ruins of the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Hadestown Tops Outer Critics Award Winners by Laurenyarger

Amber Gray and the Broadway cast of Hadestown credit Matthew Murphy Outer Critics Circle 2018-2019 Awards Winners are in bold with * OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY *The Ferryman Ink Networ…

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

This Week on Broadway for May 12, 2019: Lear and Gary by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review King Lear, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, The Ferryman, 42nd Street on BroadwayHD, Cirque du Soliel, and Florida State Unive…

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Exclusive: Listen to Philip Glass’ Original Score for Broadway’s King Lear by Barry Singer

The 82-year-old maestro reveals his process creating a Shakespearean score—plus a preview before the recording is released this fall.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tony Winner Jayne Houdyshell on Tackling King Lear with Glenda Jackson, Wicked Perks & More on Show People with Paul Wontorek by

Jayne Houdyshell is enjoying a full circle moment: the young girl who was so inspired by Glenda Jackson's Marat/Sade performance on PBS is now an esteemed performer sharing the stage with Ja…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Kathryn Hunter by Editors

INTERVIEW: KATHRYN HUNTER. Having just played Timon of Athens for the Royal Shakespeare Company – a production that will go to New York in due course – Kathryn Hunter has added another i…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Review: William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” / Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” by Elyse Trevers

Classic plays have universal themes and meaningful dialogue. Often the challenge for modern directors is how to mount the plays creatively and who to cast in iconic roles. William Shakespear…

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6 Things to Know About Outer Critics Circle Nominee Glenda Jackson by Matthew Wexler

The Tony Award-winning actress continues to wow audiences in "King Lear." Here are six insights about the legendary performer's life. The post 6 Things to Know About Outer Critics Circle Nom…

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The reason and madness of staging 'King Lear' at Carrie Furnaces site by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bricolage’s Jeffrey Carpenter plays the title role for Quantum Theatre’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, on the Swissvale landmark.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

King Lear by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As the elderly king of Britain who deludedly decides to give up his kingdom to his three daughters, Goneril and Regan, the two older married ones, and Cordelia, his younger unmarried daughte…

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Pose! Billy Porter and More Broadway Stars Embrace the Camp on the Met Gala Pink Carpet by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway's brightest are living it up at the hottest party of the year: the 2019 Met Gala. This year's epic fashion theme: camp! Check out fabulous photos from the red pink carpet! Emmy win…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

‘King Lear’ — the musical — journeys from Poland to UC Berkeley by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

Poland's Song of the Goat Theatre brings its passionate "King Lear" song cycle to UC Berkeley May 11-12.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

2019 Tony Nominations: Snubs for “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Network,” “Hillary and Clinton,” Glenda Jackson, King Lear by Roger Friedman

The Tony Awards didn’t buy what producer Scott Rudin was selling this year. They snubbed his big budget productions of “To Kill

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Annual Tony nomination post by Linda

I don't post here very often anymore, except on Tony nomination day (or in this case, the day after). As a Drama Desk nominator, I've become more sensitive to the complexities of nominations…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Glenda Jackson won’t get to make Tony Awards history after that stunning ‘King Lear’ snub by Joyce Eng

Glenda Jackson was looking to do what no one has ever done before at the Tony Awards: win Best Actress in a Play in back-to-back years. Alas, she won’t get a chance to, as the Triple Crown…

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Tony Award Nominations Are In by Laurenyarger

Amber Gray and the Broadway cast of Hadestown. Photo:Matthew Murphy The company of The Ferryman. Photo: Joan Marcus Nominations for the 2019 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®Presente…

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Tony Awards 2019: See the full list of nominees by Jessica Derschowitz

We’re now one step closer to Broadway’s biggest night. Nominations have been announced for the 73rd annual Tony Awards, honoring the best plays, musicals, and performances of the 2018-20…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Cure For Our Times May Be Theatre by Artsjournal2

When a critic sees 12 plays in 10 days: Theatre “restored my vision, or at least handed me a roadmap of our location, emotionally and psychically speaking — one that extended beyond Manh…

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How To Translate ‘King Lear’ Into ASL by Artsjournal2

First, of course, you need to be familiar with the original. Russell Howard, who’s playing the Duke of Cornwall to Glenda Jackson’s King Lear on Broadway, also had to help figure out how…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Tony Awards committee makes final determinations ahead of nominations by Caitlin Huston

The Tony Awards Administration Committee made its final eligibility determinations Friday ahead of next week’s nominations. In the fourth and final meeting of the season, the committee dis…

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Tony Awards' Final Set of Rulings: Hadestown's Reeve Carney & Eva Noblezada Eligible as Leads & More by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met on April 26 for the final time this season to confirm the eligibility status of 10 Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2019 To…

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Q&A with Louise Jameson from Vincent River

Sure, it may seem like we are living in more progressive times, but the fact of the matter is, homophobia is as disturbingly prevalent as ever, even in the Western world. Russia and Chechyna…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Show People with Paul Wontorek: Jayne Houdyshell of King Lear by

Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell discusses taking the stage alongside Glenda Jackson in King Lear, her stage career and more.

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Drama Desk Nominations Are In by Laurenyarger

2019 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS: Outstanding Play Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Soho Rep The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth Lewiston/Clarkston, by Samuel D. Hunter, Rattlestick Playwr…

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My brunch with Glenda Jackson: A critic goes another round with Broadway’s King Lear by Charles McNulty

After a disastrous tea last year, critic and actress meet again, this time to spar about "Lear." Jackson delves into disagreements with director Sam Gold, a powerful female cast including Ru…

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