Monday, November 29, 2021

The Beatles’ “Get Back” by Trav S.D.

Well…having already done an extensive post on The Beatles’ Let it Be, I didn’t know if Peter Jackson’s Get Back would supply me with sufficient fodder for an additional one, but, oh,…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 04:54PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Review: In ‘As You Like It’ at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Beatles meet the Bard and it’s a terrific party by Chris Jones

Director Daryl Cloran has stuffed 23 Beatles songs inside the comedic vessel known as “As You Like It.” At various points, Shakespeare's characters break into everything from “Let it B…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 02:25PM

Dance Umbrella: Extra Time; Nowhere review – a game of two halves by Sarah Crompton

Bell Square, Hounslow; available onlineDance Umbrella’s football-themed piece fails to score, but Dimitris Papaioannou’s 2009 work saves the day Never let it be said that dance doesn’t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:36AM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Magician Escapist, Dorothy Dietrich, Inspired by Houdini – Part 2 by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen - Extreme Performance “The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the …

SOURCE: theaterlife at 11:51AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Two Charles Hawtreys by Trav S.D.

Beatles fans know the name “Charles Hawtrey” from the Let it Be album. John Lennon intones it in his introduction to “I Dig a Pony”, which he characteristically renders as “I Dig a…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 05:54AM
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Scott Rudin Scandal Could Spur Efforts to Make Workplace Bullying Illegal by Gene Maddaus

Scott Rudin has had a public reputation as an abusive boss for decades. But this week, for the first time, he began to experience some consequences for it. A24 let it be known that it was c…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:00PM
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

John McGraw: A Giant in Vaudeville by Trav S.D.

Thanks to reader Michael KInter, who let it be known that baseball legend John McGraw (1873-1934) deserves a place in the vaudeville annals. Kinter is currently working on a musical about Mc…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 08:03AM
Monday, July 6, 2020

How To Audition for Shakespeare by Performerstuff

How To Audition for Shakespeare Rose Helsinger June 30th, 2020 Auditioning for Shakespeare can be a daunting task. How do I choose the right monologue? Do I do an accent? Do I need to p…

SOURCE: performerstuff.com at 04:13PM
Friday, May 8, 2020

In Which We Refuse to “Let it Be” by Trav S.D.

50 years ago today, the Beatles’ sad swan song Let It Be was released. Then and now, there was much to confound and confuse the casual observer about this ill-fated project. For just a few…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 09:36AM
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Conductor, If You Please! Rob McClure Is Keeping Us Laughing!

Let it be known, that once the Broadway shutdown ends, we hope to catch Broadway treasure Rob McClure taking on the iconic title role in the stage adaptation of the beloved 1993 film, Mrs. …

SOURCE: BroadwayBox at 04:32PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Conference Call: Perrie Voss and Heidi Lynch: "Avocado Toast the series" + Streaming in a COVID-19 world by Adam Rothenberg

I love avocado toast! It’s delicious. So when a series with that exact name slides into my inbox, I of course need to bite into it! In all seriousness what I love about Avocado Toast: the …

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 07:36PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Hans Conried: From Radio to Wrongway Feldman by Trav S.D.

Hans Conried (1917-82) specialized in playing funny martinets, pedantic schoolteachers, eccentric orchestra conductors, and cartoon villains. His Germanic name, mid-Atlantic speech, and stif…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 08:18AM

Cannes Finally Admits Film Festival Can’t Happen ‘In Its Original Form’ by Artsjournal1

“But, in typical Cannes style, the festival did not close the door entirely. Instead of canceling outright, organizers said they are exploring contingencies to make ‘Cannes 2020 real, in…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:12AM

Sphinx Theatre announces £1,000 commissions for female playwrights and new writing lab by Giverny Masso

A new writing programme for female playwrights, offering £1,000 seed commissions and support from writers including Winsome Pinnock and April De Angelis,

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 07:11AM
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

VIDEO: Lauren Patten Sings 'Let It Be' for Geffen Stayhouse

Geffen Playhouse presents Geffen Stayhouse! They will be be sharing exclusive, original content every Wednesday from some of their Geffen alums and favorite theater artists.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:03PM

Let it Be – Lopez Family Singers in quarantine – Watch this! by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Meet the Lopez Family Singers and listen to this amazing rendition of lennon and McCartney's Let It Be. Watch this video! This post Let it Be – Lopez Family Singers in quar…

SOURCE: britishtheatre.com at 11:30AM
Monday, March 30, 2020

VIDEO: The Lopez Family Sings The Beatles' 'Let It Be'

Academy Award-winning songwriters, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, hit social media today with their children to show off some more impressive four-part harmony on The Beatles class…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:32PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Laura Linney keeps finding new ways to play one of her greatest roles by David Canfield

Lucy Barton is a woman of many lives. A writer reeling from a traumatic childhood, she emerged in Elizabeth Strout’s Booker Prize-nominated 2016 novel My Name Is Lucy Barton. In 2018, Rona…

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly at 08:30AM
Friday, November 15, 2019

Seven of the Best Show Stopping Steps to Making Your Own Work by Performerstuff

Seven of the Best Show Stopping Steps to Making Your Own Work Written by Alex Muscaro 11/14/19 No matter if you are a director, producer, actor, playwright, or any other theatre profess…

SOURCE: performerstuff.com at 02:08PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Review: What to Send Up When It Goes Down, coming soon to Woolly Mammoth by Jeffrey E. Banks

Aleasha Harris, author of What to Send Up When It Goes Down wrote: “The idea was to hold people accountable, be confrontational, let it be messy, let it be angry, and let it tread as absur…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:36AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

LET IT BE by Sandy MacDonald

If two Beatles sitting in a hotel room talking sounds boring to you, you re not wrong.

SOURCE: Theater News Online at 01:36PM
Friday, June 14, 2019

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles Cancels Broadway Return Engagement by Andy Lefkowitz

The recently announced return run of the celebrated concert Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles has been canceled. The show had initially been scheduled to play the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from Ju…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:48AM
Saturday, May 11, 2019

For World Collage Day: On The Beatles’ “Revolver” by Trav S.D.

Everyone else will be writing about the 50th anniversary of Abby Road and the Let It Be sessions this year, but I’m only now catching up with Revolver (although I did manage to squeeze Rub…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 08:03AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles Will Return to Broadway for Limited Summer Run by Andy Lefkowitz

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles, the celebrated concert which played a 300-performance run on the Great White Way back in 2010, has joined the lineup of shows in the upcoming In Residence o…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:06PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Emanuele Angeletti, John Brosnan, Ben Cullingworth, and Richard Jordan Will Lead the LET IT BE 2019 UK Tour by BroadwayWorld

The super talented cast of singers and musicians appearing in the 2019 UK tour of Let It Be A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles has been announced.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:15AM
Thursday, January 17, 2019

New LET IT BE UK Tour Dates Announced For Spring 2019 by BroadwayWorld

Let It Be A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles is returning to the stage in 2019 with a series of new tour dates announced in a year that marks key anniversaries in Fab Four history.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:55AM
Friday, November 30, 2018

BURKE AND HARE               Jermyn St Theatre SW1 by Libby Purves and Friends

DARK DOINGS AND DISSECTION     Oyez, Oyez.   Let it be known that this suspenseful yet dreary political season has become officially the Year Of Dark Panto.  Down at The Bridge we had Ma…

SOURCE: theatrecat.com at 07:25PM
Monday, October 22, 2018

‘The reunion concert of your dreams’: LET IT BE – Touring ★★★★ by Debbie Gilpin

Let It Be is fab way to experience the Fab Four, and without a doubt the reunion concert of your dreams – it’s about time for it to ‘Get Back’ to the West End…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Review: Labour of Love, a witty British brew of politics and romance by Jeffrey Walker

A comedy that mingles romance with politics and it’s not about porn stars and reality show moguls? Please let it be a breath of fresh air, I plea to the theatre gods, as I take my seat for…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:12PM
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The week in theatre: Missing; Holy Sh!t; The Humans – review by Susannah Clapp

Battersea Arts Centre; Kiln; Hampstead, LondonMissing reappears three years after fire interrupted its run at the Battersea Arts Centre, while the Kiln opens with some topical grievancesThes…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18AM
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

LET IT BE Cast Recreates Iconic Beatles Photo on Abbey Road's 49th Anniversary by BroadwayWorld

The cast of Let It Be took a break from rehearsals in London this morning Wednesday 8 August to become Day Trippers on a Magical Mystery Tour to recreate one of The Beatles' most iconic imag…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:04AM

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