Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Dinner With Groucho review – table for two mismatched geniuses by David Jays

Arcola, LondonFrank McGuinness conjures the bizarre but real encounter between TS Eliot and the Marx brother in a leaden piece a talented cast can’t save Unlikely as it seems, TS Eliot and…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:48AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend October 28-30 - See 'I Put a Spell on You,' Jeanna de Waal in concert, Michael Urie and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's San Francisco-Set, Modern-Verse Translation of King Lear Closes October 2 by Andrew Gans

Eric Ting and Dawn Monique Williams co-directed Lear at Cal Shakes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:33AM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Stratford Festival's 2023 season tackles themes of 'duty and desire'

Antoni Cimolino, the Festival's artistic director, unveiled his latest playbill on Wednesday. Included are Shakespeare's King Lear, Much Ado About ...

SOURCE: Google at 05:43AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Olivier Winner & Bridgerton Star Jonathan Bailey to Play Fiyero in Wicked Films by Caitlin Moynihan

The upcoming Wicked movie has found its Winkie prince. Olivier winner and Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey will play Fiyero in the film adaptation. Director Jon M. Chu confirmed the news on T…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:07PM

Stratford Festival’s 2023 season to headline venerable classics, new Canadian works and two musicals by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter,karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Kimberley Rampersad’s production of “King Lear” will open the festival, which runs from mid-April through October

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 16-18 - See 'Heathers: The Musical,' Ian McKellen in 'King Lear' and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's San Francisco-Set, Modern-Verse Translation of King Lear Opens September 14 by Andrew Gans

Eric Ting and Dawn Monique Williams co-direct Lear at Cal Shakes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:13AM
Monday, September 12, 2022

From King Charles III to King Lear: what theatre tells us about taking the throne by Michael Billington

Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play anticipated a constitutional crisis, while playwrights including Shakespeare and Chekhov have shown how traumatic a transfer of power can be What does the future …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's San Francisco-Set, Modern-Verse Translation of King Lear, Begins September 7 by Andrew Gans

Eric Ting and Dawn Monique Williams co-direct Lear at Cal Shakes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:03AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

King Lear, Starring Ian McKellen, Now Available for Streaming on National Theatre at Home by Raven Brunner

Also newly available on the streaming platform is Richard Bean and Clive Coleman’s Young Marx.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM
Monday, August 22, 2022

Shakespeare wrote ‘King Lear’ during the plague. This Canadian playwright created its prequel during the COVID-19 lockdown by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

Erin Shield’s ‘Queen Goneril,’ set seven years before ‘King Lear,’ is playing in repertory with the Bard’s bleak tragedy at Soulpepper

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:36PM
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Edinburgh fringe 2022 week two roundup: from a sheep shearer in peril to pure Hollywood escapism by Deborah Chu

Howls of rage from Hong Kong to Malta vie with King Lear in the metaverse and Sophie Duker on the labour-saving benefits of threesomes Art in the time of political contests, climate crisis,…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:33AM
Friday, August 12, 2022

Tim Crouch: Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel review – virtual King Lear by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghUsing a VR headset and an empty stage, Tim Crouch puts his audience at one remove from the Shakespeare play to comment on the world and theatre itself On the back wall…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Cast Set for World Premiere of Marcus Gardley's San Francisco-Set, Modern-Verse Translation of King Lear by Andrew Gans

Eric Ting and Dawn Monique Williams will co-direct Lear at Cal Shakes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM
Monday, July 25, 2022

Tony Nominee Paul Sorvino, Known for Goodfellas, Law & Order, Dies at 83 by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony-nominated actor Paul Sorvino, known for screen roles in Goodfellas and Law & Order, has died at the age of 83. According to The New York Times, he died at the Mayo Clinic in Jackson…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:48PM
Sunday, July 17, 2022

The week in theatre: Patriots; The Tempest; King Lear by Susannah Clapp

Almeida, London; Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath; Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonTom Hollander excels in Peter Morgan’s incisive oligarch drama; Deborah Warner directs a fine Tempest; an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Jonathan Bailey to Join Matt Bomer in Showtime's FELLOW TRAVELERS Limited Series

On the stage, Bailey has most recently starred in Marianne Elliott’s sold-out revival of Cock, which opened to rave reviews in March 2022. Bailey previously collaborated with Elliott for t…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:52PM
Friday, July 8, 2022

PAUL SCOFIELD: AN ACTOR FOR ALL SEASONS by Ron Fassler

Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More in the film of “A Man for All Seasons” (1966).The title of Garry O’Connor’s 2002 biography Paul Scofield: An Actor for All Seasons seemed an appropr…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 09:23AM
Sunday, July 3, 2022

Influential theater director Peter Brook dies at 97 by Bob Mondello

Brook's work ranged from classical star-studded productions to radical experiments in theater. He reinvented King Lear and explored the fragility of civilization in the film Lord of the Flie…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:42PM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

10+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend July 1-4 - See 'A Capitol Fourth, Julie Taymor's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' James Monroe Iglehar by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, July 1 to Monday July 4, for free…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Ralph Fiennes Returns to the New York Stage to Star as Robert Moses in David Hare's Straight Line Crazy by Caitlin Moynihan

Ralph Fiennes is returning to the New York stage this fall in the U.S. premiere of David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy. The production will play The Shed following its run at The Bridge The…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:54PM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend June 24-26 - See 'Trevor the Musical,' 'Mrs. Warren's Profession,' 'Miss You Like Hell' and more by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26, for f…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, June 20, 2022

King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe review - eviscerates emotionally while illuminating a society rotten with lies by Rachel Halliburton

The disconnect between rhetoric and genuine meaning feels very contemporary Kathryn Hunter’s performance as Lear forges its heat from contradictions. She is as frail as she is strong, as d…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 07:24AM
Sunday, June 19, 2022

King Lear review – Kathryn Hunter’s frail, fond old ruler almost unbearably affecting by Mark Lawson

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonBack in the role she first played in 1997, Hunter uses her extraordinary transformative powers to show us the king as a geriatric child at the head of a disinteg…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:18AM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend June 17-20 - See Michael Urie in 'Jane Anger,' 'The Chinese Lady,' 'Gong Lum’s Legacy' and more by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 17 to Monday, June 20, for f…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

People You Should Know . . . Nazlah Black by Zack Calhoon

Nazlah Black (they/them) is a physical theatre artist and intimacy professional whose most recent directing and devising credits include #Beavers (The Anthropologists, NYC) and Olive Struts …

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 05:37PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Tony Awards and More to Watch Online This Weekend June 10-12 - See the Tony Awards, Mikhail Baryshnikov in 'The Orchard,' Pulitzer finalist 'Circl by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12, for f…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

15 Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend June 3-5 - See Joe Papp documentary, a new play by Matthew López, concerts by Reeve Carney and Eva by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 5, for fre…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

15+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Memorial Day Weekend May 27-30 - See 'Keeping Company with Sondheim,' National Memorial Day Concert, an Al by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 27 to Monday, Ma…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend May 20-22 - Shakespeare in the Park's 'Merry Wives, MCC Theater's 'Miscast, Red Bull Theater's 'Ma by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22, for fre…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM

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