Friday, December 3, 2021

Two-Time Olivier Award Winner Antony Sher Dies at 72 by Lindsey Sullivan

Stage and screen star Antony Sher has died at the age of 72. In September, his husband, collaborator and Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran announced he would take a …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:03PM

Antony Sher: a consummate Shakespearean and a man of staggering versatility by Michael Billington

One of the most gifted actors of his era, Sher – who has died aged 72 – combined psychology and a keen sense of the visual in soul-baring performances Antony Sher, who has died at the ag…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:54AM

Antony Sher, celebrated actor on stage and screen, dies aged 72 by Chris Wiegand

His vivid and moving performances, including an Olivier award-winning Richard III, made Sher one of the world’s most respected theatre actors Michael Billington: ‘A man of staggering ver…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:54AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

NYU Skirball is Back! by Sandi Durell

National and International Theater, Dance, Music performances return to NYU Skirball’s first post-Covid season opening on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, with a world premiere from the awar…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:30AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Stratford Festival will return with 10 productions in four theatres in 2022 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

A highlight of the season, the festival’s 70th, will be the grand reopening of the Tom Patterson Theatre with ‘Richard III,’ which was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

On the Road With ‘Teenage Dick’ by American Theatre Editors

A co-production among Woolly Mammoth, the Huntington, and Pasadena Playhouse gives new life to Mike Lew's disability-themed spin on 'Richard III.'

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:38AM
Saturday, October 2, 2021

A Whole Range of Richards: Some Actors Who’ve Cracked the Crookback by Trav S.D.

King Richard III (Richard Plantagenet, 1452-1485) was born this day, and while we do not precisely celebrate the fact, we thought it would be an appropriate time for a brief contemplation of…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 01:06PM
Saturday, September 4, 2021

Woolly Mammoth returns to in-person performance with ‘Teenage Dick’ by News Desk

A darkly comic riff on Shakespeare's Richard III features a high school kid bullied because of his cerebal palsy.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:17PM
Saturday, August 28, 2021

The Digital Meighen Forum | Meet the Festival ft. Sean Arbuckle and Arlene Duncan by Stratford Festival

Welcome to this week's Meet the Festival, with guests Sean Arbuckle and Arlene Duncan, hosted by Lois Adamson. In this fun and informal digital Q&A sessions, they discuss this year's product…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:48AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2021/22 Season Featuring LA Premieres of Re-Imagined HEAD OVER HEELS, ANN & More

Today, Pasadena Playhouse has announced a season of four Los Angeles Premieres - Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick, a modern take on Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by Tony Award nominee Mo…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:31PM

Reimagined Head Over Heels, Freestyle Love Supreme & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse by Lindsey Sullivan

California's Pasadena Playhouse has revealed the lineup for its 2021-2022 season. Head Over Heels, the musical comedy featuring the hits of the Go-Go's, will kick things off with a run from …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM
Friday, July 30, 2021

Immersion and Spectator Self-Reckoning: “Boxing Shadows” at the Avignon Theatre Festival   by Lara Cox

One of the highlights of this year’s Avignon Festival was Boxing Shadows, written especially by Australian playwright Timothy Daly for the Isabelle Starker Theatre Company (Compagnie Isabe…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 06:23PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Review: Seize the King Looks at Richard III as a Model for Tyrants Past and Present

Will Power's take on Shakespeare's notorious king is running at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 11:42AM
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Critic's Pick: 'Seize the King,' Harlem Theater's 'Richard III' by Laura Collins-Hughes

It’s a tale that Will Power intends as cautionary, with cycles of history and human violence in mind.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:24PM

Seize the King Review: Seizing the Night, Rain Be Damned. by New York Theater

The evil, power-hungry Richard appeared on stage for the first time just a few minutes into “Seize the King,” which the Classical Theater of Harlem bills as playwright Will Power’s mod…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:00PM
Friday, March 19, 2021

THE RSC AT 60: THE GLORIOUS PAST AND VITAL FUTURE OF A THEATRICAL REVOLUTION by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 3/19; Ambitious … Jonathan Slinger in Richard III by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Roundhouse, London, in 2008. Photograph:…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 02:35PM
Thursday, February 18, 2021

The National Arts Club Presents A Conversation With Sir Ian McKellen

McKellen talks about his work on stage (Richard III, Acting Shakespeare, Waiting for Godot) and screen (The Lord of the Rings, The X-Men, Gods and Monsters, The Good Liar) during this wide-r…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:01PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The African Company presents Richard III,’ Red Bull Theatre online by Jeffrey Walker

When history and theatre work together, the results can be a perfect match. Even when the subject matter is a painful and violent episode from our nation’s theatrical and racial history. T…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 02:39PM
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Red Bull Theater’s reading of ‘The African Company Presents Richard III’ reflects on a real moment in Black history by Deb Miller

On Monday, January 11, Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater will premiere its live benefit reading of Twin-Cities playwright Carlyle Brown’s 1987 work The African Company Presents Richard III…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:42PM
Friday, December 18, 2020

The onstage season was short, but there was plenty of drama in 2020 by Kerry Reid

Getting back to normal isn't going to happen. And in many ways, it shouldn't. On Monday, March 16, I walked into a theater for the last time in 2020. It was at T…

SOURCE: www.chicagoreader.com at 02:30PM

Now Is the Winter of Our Online Content by American Theatre Editors

Plenty of Scrooge is on offer from the nation's theatres, as well as Dorothy Gale, Richard III, Satchmo, and more.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:53PM
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Can theatres survive the pandemic? For Brave Spirits, the answer is no. by Tim Treanor

The economic havoc caused by the coronavirus has claimed another local victim – Brave Spirits Theatre. The nine-year-old company was in the midst of an ambitious project to produce Shakesp…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 06:12PM
Monday, November 9, 2020

In Biden victory, a cast change: Out with Richard III, in with Atticus Finch by Peter Marks

In president-elect’s opening message, you’re reminded of the decency of the Harper Lee character in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:54AM
Monday, September 28, 2020

10 Speeches for Thrivers Over Thirty by Performerstuff

Speeches for Thrivers Over Thirty Written by Amanda Grace September 9th, 2020 This list goes out to the Big Adults in all their experienced, all-knowing glory. From care-ridden to could…

SOURCE: performerstuff.com at 04:30PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Courtroom drama: Salford's Lowry theatre to become Nightingale court by Helen Pidd North Of England Editor

Four courtrooms will be installed in the Salford Quays theatre to help deal with a 46,467 case backlog Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage There are many barris…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:32AM
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Review: A Strange Romance, Golden Age Theatre Company by Alexandra Wilbraham

Review: A Strange Romance, Golden Age Theatre Company3.0StarsTales from a Golden Age is a series of monologues inspired by past and future Golden Age Theatre Company productions. From …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 07:42AM
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Jacksonian by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   So you think Richard III is a creepiest character you’ve ever seen onstage?  Or Iago?  Or Edmund, or all the other Shakespearean villains?  Wait till you meet Fr…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 05:59AM
Friday, June 26, 2020

Hamlet, Starring Ian McKellen, Begins Rehearsals with New Safety Policies by Lindsey Sullivan

With extensive testing going on to keep audiences and actors safe in the wake of COVID-19 as well as innovative new ways of staging being developed, efforts are being made so that curtains c…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:03PM
Friday, May 22, 2020

Stratford Festival faces $20-million budget shortfall despite cost cutting by David Friend - The Canadian Press

Stratford was scheduled to roll out 15 productions in four theatres, including Colm Feore’s ‘Richard III’’ as the inaugural show at the new $70-million Tom Patterson Theatre, before …

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:23AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Teenage Dick Review. Theater Wit brings Mike Lew’s updated Richard III streaming to the nation by New York Theater

Theater Wit’s production of Mike Lew’s play, which is running online through April 19th, has changed the way we view this teenage comedy turned melodrama based on Shakespeare’s “Rich…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:33PM
Monday, March 16, 2020

Actor Jonathan Slinger: ‘I still feel like a bit of an interloper in musical theatre’ by Tom Wicker

Eminent Shakespearean actor Jonathan Slinger has taken on some of the playwright’s weightiest roles, from Hamlet to Richard III. He talks to

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 05:00AM

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