Monday, October 21, 2019

Broadway Grosses: The Inheritance Gains Traction in Previews by Broadway.com

The Olivier-winning two-part play The Inheritance is proving popular with American audiences. The Broadway transfer of Matthew Lopez's acclaimed work, which is currently in previews at the B…

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BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Bridget Everett!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actress and singer Bridget Everett about Prince's legendary 1984 album Purple Rain. They also discuss Bread, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Patti LuPone…

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Can Computers Really Learn How To Understand What They Read? by Artsjournal2

Maybe. They’re doing a lot better at reading comprehension exams, for instance. On a new “benchmark designed to measure machines’ real understanding of natural language — or to expos…

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Critics are raving about...Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the Union Theatre

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes gets a rare London revival at the Union Theatre with a vibrant young cast that revitalises this Broadway and Hollywood classic. It's "classy, sassy and perfectly per…

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Fierce festival review – a daring whirl of theatrical thrills by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Various venues, BirminghamAided by hula hoops, raw chicken and animatronic dogs, the performers in this six-day series of shows embarked on a quest for emotional connections Communion, empat…

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Cher puts on a bonkers, brilliant show at the O2 Arena

The 73-year-old sang hits from all six decades of her career amid outlandish costume changes and transforming sets

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Krystal Joy Brown Will Play Eliza in HAMILTON on Broadway

According to Page Six, Krystal Joy Brown will take over the role of Eliza Hamilton in the Broadway company of Hamilton beginning December 10.

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Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic Respect. The previously announced film, dir…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Token Theatre Friends: How Ruby Rakos Mastered Judy Garland’s Voice by American Theatre Editors

The Friends interview the actress who's been playing Judy on and off for six years in 'Chasing Rainbows.' Plus reviews of Halloween shows, including one where they get blindfolded, and a dis…

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Audra McDonald, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic R…

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Longtime London The Lion King Star George Asprey Reflects on the Show's 20 Years in the West End by Matt Wolf

The Lion King this month marks 20 years on the London stage, during which time it has become the sixth longest-running West End musical ever, with no end in sight. The iconic Disney musical …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

#TBT: OBCR: Finding Neverland by JK

The Peter Pan story resonates with me much like Harry Potter resonates with the generations after mine (for the record, I love Harry Potter). And the Peter Pan story has come in many forms, …

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Tenor Sax Veteran Joe Lovano Brings His Universal Jazz Ensemble to the Appel Room by Scott H. Thompson

The band features six instrumentalists, including Judi Silvano on vocals, performing October 18–19.

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VIDEO: The Six George Washingtons of HAMILTON Strike a Pose

The moment you've been waiting for...George Washington(s)!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Review: ‘The Lightning Thief’ inventively reveals the demigods among us by Charles Isherwood

You think your dad (or mom) is a deadbeat? Consider the plight of the young characters in “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” a thoroughly endearing family-friendly musical…

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Call Redialed: NEW Kevin Cahoon Interview: "GLOW" + "Rocky Horror" at Bucks County Playhouse by Adam Rothenberg

In 2013, I got to interview the cast of The Rocky Horror Show, prior to their run at Bucks County Playhouse. One of the actors in that cast was GLOW’s Season 3 break-out star Kevin Cahoon.…

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Warren Carlyle to Direct & Choreograph Barry Manilow's New Musical Harmony Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Warren Carlyle has signed on as director and choreographer of Harmony, a new musical featuring music by Barry Manilow and a book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, set to make its New …

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“I Wanna be a Producer”: 10 Q & A’s with a Tony Award Winning Producer by Performerstuff

“I Wanna Be a Producer”: 10 Q & A’s with a Tony Award-Winning Producer Written by: Alex Muscaro Date: October 14th, 2019 Some of the essential players in the theatre-making pr…

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VIDEO: Get a Peek Inside SIX's UK Tour Rehearsals

The queens of SIX are ready to take the UK by storm with their national tour! As the cast prepares to take the hit show on the road, we're getting a peek inside the rehearsal studio. Check i…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Grease Is the Word! Grease: Rydell High Musical Series Spinoff Set at HBO Max by Caitlin Moynihan

Grease: Rydell High poster (Provided by HBO) Grease: Rydell High, a TV series spinoff based on the John Travolta and Olivia Newton John 1978 movie musical, has received a straight-to-serie…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

“TONYA PINKINS’ TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION: WOMYN WORKING IT OUT!” AND “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” (REVIEWS FROM NEW YORK) by Robert Shuman

By Bob Shuman Director Tonya Pinkins asked six American women of multi-cultural backgrounds to compose one-acts on the theme of women oppressing women—her seven actors are all women, too…

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Dove Cameron and Renée Fleming shine in staid The Light in the Piazza at L.A. Opera by Maureen Lee Lenker

The Light in the Piazza occupies a strange space somewhere in between musical theatre and opera, with its sweeping, operatic score paired with a more traditionally theatrical mode of storyte…

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Streaming Wars: Challenging The Binge-TV Model by Artsjournal

“Having had roughly six years to figure out how to best attract TV viewers trained to feast on content, none of the streaming services set to debut between now and next spring will be excl…

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Out of Order review – putting the boot into a world ruled by clowns by Kate Wyver

Southbank Centre, LondonOur era of buffoonish leadership is brilliantly skewered in Forced Entertainment’s mimed maelstrom of aggression Sweaty, sad and stupidly funny, Forced Entertainmen…

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Top London Stage This Month: Ian McKellen, Cher, Ariana Grande, Adrian Mole by Mark Beech

The London stage this month has a range of different performing artists of every age and type. Among them: Ian McKellen, 80; Cher, 73; Ariana Grande, 26; Little Simz, 25; and even Adrian Mol…

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Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Sandi Durell

  By Ron Fassler   If Chita Rivera isn’t a living legend, then who is? At eighty-six, she has been working primarily in the musical theatre for sixty-two years. The recipient of two Best…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Henry VIII’s Wives in SIX by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

Just like Hamilton, the musical Six is about history. Just don’t confuse its six stars with Chicago’s six merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail. The main characters of this already-p…

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Musical theatre archivist Rex Bunnett: ‘The V&A sent six curators and decided to take it all’ by Nick Smurthwaite

Rex Bunnett’s hobby evolved into one of the country’s biggest private collections of original musical theatre posters, cast recordings and other memorabilia,

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Groan Ups review – school swots and bullies for life by Michael Billington

Vaudeville, London From age six to 30, Mischief Theatre’s engaging band of classmates bicker and play but rarely test the assumption that character is formed in childhood Mischief Theatre,…

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Let’s Obsess Over Chicago Star Ryan Silverman & That Incredible, Golden Voice

Six essential videos of Chicago star Ryan Silverman.

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Amber Riley to Make a Splash in The Little Mermaid Live! by Beth Stevens

Amber Riley is going under the sea to join the upcoming Little Mermaid Live! on ABC. The Glee alum will serve as the emcee for the Disney favorite, which airs on November 5. In the The Litt…

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