Friday, October 30, 2020

Ms. Broadway October 2020: Tina's Myra Lucretia Taylor by JK

After a 3-decades plus career that includes a full array of theater - from Greek tragedy to splashy Broadway musical - Tina's Myra Lucretia Taylor finally got her first Tony Award nominatio…

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch Over Halloween Weekend by Ryan McPhee

James Monroe Iglehart gives us a Nightmare, listen to Macbeth and Dracula in the dark, and more.

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Tamara Tunie, Laila Robins, Derek Wilson, More Star in Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment Beginning October 30 by Andrew Gans

Directed and adapted by Joseph Discher, the audio event features an immersive soundscape by Will Padilla.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Josie Underwood: “If Macbeth was a woman, it would be a different play” by Eleanor Dewar

Writer Eleanor Dewar speaks to Josie Underwood, co-founder of the theatre troupe Silent Faces, about not adapting Samuel Beckett, gender in Shakespeare, and challenging the canon. When Josie…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Sound and Fury, Emphasis on the Sound by American Theatre Editors

A surround-sound experiment audio play promises to put listeners inside the story of ‘Macbeth.’

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Hear Laila Robins, Laila Robins, and Laila Robins Get Weird in Immersive Audio Production of Macbeth by Ryan McPhee

The surround-sound adaptation of the Shakespeare drama streams October 30–November 1 to benefit The Actors Fund.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Review: Macbeth, Big Telly Theatre by Matt Barton

Review: Macbeth, Big Telly Theatre 2.0Overall Score This is perhaps the most definitive proof yet that ‘The Scottish Play’ is cursed. Zoom has been the repurposed vessel for theatre’s …

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Listen Up! Audio Plays Take Center Stage Amid Pandemic by Matthew Wexler

Radio plays were the rage in the 1920s, and now audio dramas return, with new productions of "Dracula," "Macbeth," and "A Christmas Carol." The post Listen Up! Audio Plays Take Center Stage …

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

‘Deftly experienced hands are shaping this new kind of experience’: MACBETH – Big Telly Theatre Company (Online review) by Ian Foster

Not quite ‘when shall we three Zoom again’, Big Telly Theatre’s imaginative online version of Macbeth has some impressive moments.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

‘Offers psychological chills from the start’: MACBETH – Big Telly Theatre Company (Online review) by Louise Penn

With some scenes of conflict filmed in a style which evokes the “found-footage” style seen in The Blair Witch Project and others, this Big Telly Theatre Company’s Macbeth – for which…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

An Original Compilation of Shakespeare’s Plays Just Set a New World Auction Record by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

If Shakespeare's plays hadn't been compiled in this folio following his death, 'Macbeth' might have been lost to the world.

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

‘Expect to be surprised & unnerved’: Zoe Seaton opens up about Big Telly Theatre Company’s digital staging of Macbeth by Kirsty Herrington

Later this month the Big Telly Theatre Company’s atmospheric digital production of Macbeth will open at the 58th edition of the Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF), Ireland’s lead…

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Friday, October 2, 2020

All Hallows’ Speech: 10 Monologues for the Spooky Season by Performerstuff

All Hallows’ Speech: 10 Monologues for the Spooky Season Written by Amanda Grace October 1st, 2020 Are you dying to get into the spirit of Halloween? From scary to straight-up scr…

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Terror at home by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a webcast of the 2009 PBS “Great Performances” made-for-TV film of Rupert Goold’s modern-dress Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart. Here’s an …

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tamara Tunie, Laila Robins, Derek Wilson, More Star in Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment by Andrew Gans

Directed and adapted by Joseph Discher, the audio event features an immersive soundscape by Will Padilla.

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Tamara Tunie, Laila Robins & More to be Featured in MACBETH: A SURROUND SOUND EXPERIMENT Benefit for The Actors Fund

Shakespeare's haunting psychological tale of raw political ambition is re-imagined as a virtual, immersive auditory experience with Macbeth: A Surround Sound Experiment. This all-new intimat…

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Power Plays: Shows About U.S. Politics by Broadwayandme

The first face-to-face debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is scheduled for this Tuesday, Sept. 29, and the uncertainty over the outcome of the election five weeks from now has me in a…

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Friday, September 25, 2020

WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged MACBETH Live Tonight at 7 p.m.

Tonight, at 7 p.m. ET, the No Exit Theatre Collective (NETC) will present William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' directed by NETC's co-artistic director Ben Natan as part of their live-streamed For…

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

‘Macbeth’ as fast-moving radio drama from PG County Shakespeare in the Parks by Sophia Howes

How, exactly, does one make theater in the middle of a pandemic? People are sitting on the couch streaming The Umbrella Academy. Broadway is closed until January 3, 2021. Much of local theat…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Dame Diana Rigg, Tony-Winning Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at Age 82 by

Diana Rigg, a celebrated actress with a career spanning stage roles in drama and musical comedy and screen roles on film and television, has died at the age of 82. "She died peacefully ear…

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

8 Ideas for Socially Distanced Shakespeare by Performerstuff

8 Ideas for Socially Distanced Shakespeare Written by: Rose Helsinger September 6, 2020 Everyone in the theatrical world is adapting to Covid-19 and doing their best to create safe, en…

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Friday, August 28, 2020


(Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh; this article appeared in Brewminate, 8/27; photo: Royal Opera; via Pam Green.) Macbeth appears to have cleverly positioned Scotland between her more powerful …

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Wake Up With BWW 8/4: Disney World Replaces BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Non-Equity Show, and More

Today's top stories: Disney World has replaced Beauty and the Beast with a non-Equity show, Amazon Studios is working on a Lady Macbeth YA musical, and more!

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Channing Tatum & More Join Forces for YA Lady MacBeth Musical for Amazon by Lindsey Sullivan

Channing Tatum, Scooter Braun, John McPhail and Amazon Studios are teaming up for an untitled musical about Lady Macbeth. Braun, Scott Manson and James Shin will produce the untitled musical…

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Amazon Studios Picks Up Lady Macbeth Young Adult Musical, Produced by Channing Tatum and Others

Amazon Studios is working on an upcoming, currently untitled Lady Macbeth young adult musical, that will be produced by Scooter Braun and Channing Tatum.

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Channing Tatum at Work on Movie Musical About Shakespearean Character Lady Macbeth

The film will be directed by John McPhail, who recently helmed Anna and the Apocalypse.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Seeing "Macbeth" Again, Again, And Again by Broadwayandme

Macbeth is a great gateway drug for Shakespeare newbies. It’s got a straight-ahead plot, some of the Bard’s most memorable lines, plus witches. Us Shakespeare oldies like it too. It’s …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Opera Philadelphia Cancels O20 Festival, Postpones Main Season, Announces Newly Made Online Offerings by Artsjournal1

The company’s annual fall festival, much praised ever since its 2017 debut, is off this year; most plans for next season, including Jennifer Higdon’s latest opera and Sondra Radvanovsky…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Book Review: The Understudy by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderIf you're looking for a complicated dissertation on what it takes to be an actor, then The Understudy, a novel by Ellen Tovatt Leary, is not for you. Though if you …

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Monday, July 13, 2020

From Shylock to Shakespeare himself: Patrick Stewart on stage – in pictures

As the actor turns 80, we look back at some of his performances, including Macbeth, Malvolio and a role as the Bard of Stratford ‘He’s so strapping and virile’: Patrick Stewart at 80 C…

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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…

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