Sunday, January 19, 2020

Comedic twist on Hamlet, John Barrymore, and theater archetypes in ‘I Hate Hamlet’ at The Castaways Repertory Theatre by Jim Pearson

I Hate Hamlet invites the audience to spend an evening with a young man plagued by indecision in a marvelous modern re-telling of Hamlet’s own quandary. With ghosts that appear upon the cl…

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Protesters Shut Down The Louvre by Artsjournal2

The protestors are angry about the government’s proposed pension reforms, and they’ve shut down much of Paris on and off over the past six weeks. “‘Closing the Louvre to prevent tour…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

At Under the Radar, Avant-Garde Shows Leap Outside Reality by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green and Laura Collins-Hughes

The Public Theater’s festival has included 12 featured offerings, four cabaret acts and six pieces of developmental work. Here’s what our critics saw.

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Up on the Marquee: SIX

Performances of SIX begin on February 13, 2020 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th St, NYC) with the opening set for March 12, 2020.

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Production news round-up: Six the musical extends booking and Roman Holiday musical to have UK premiere at Leicester’s Curve by Ruth Comerford

This week’s round-up includes a UK premiere of a musical adaptation of Roman Holiday, and the news that Six the Musical has

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NEWS: Six extends booking as first West End birthday celebrations begin by Press Releases

A new West End booking period for the hit London production of Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ musical Six will run until 31 January 2021, with over 90,000 extra seats going on sale on 17 Janua…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

How To Load A Musket *** by Barry Gordin

“Visions of History” By: Samuel L. Leiter January 16, 2020: It’s been six years since Row after Row, Jessica Dickey’s fictionalized play about historical battle re-enactors, …

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People You Should Know . . . Nick Mecikalski by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Kevin Bianchi) Nick Mecikalski is a Brooklyn-based playwright originally from Huntsville, Alabama. The world premiere of his play REALLY REALLY GORGEOUS, directed by Miranda Haymon…

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CHEAP ‘SIX’ COULD MAKE INVESTORS WHOLE IN RECORD TIME by Philip Boroff

EXCLUSIVE: Six, the sizzling pop musical in which British Royals meet #MeToo, may be able to repay investors within 11 weeks of its first preview. That’s assuming the production can sust…

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Antonio Banderas Just Earned His First Oscar Nomination While High-Kicking in A Chorus Line by Michael Appler

Antonio Banderas earned his first Oscar nomination this year for playing a film director struggling to reckon with middle age in Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, a role that’s likely e…

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Oakland’s White Elephant preview sale just around corner by Marta Yamamoto

The six-hour rummage market benefiting the Oakland Museum of California is just a taste of the real deal March 7-8.

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Empowering Message of SIX Brings Mothers and Daughters Together

SIX has an empowering feminist message about the wives of Henry VIII, and mothers and daughters around the world have been embracing the show's story together.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Watch Six Videos of Frozen’s New Anna, McKenzie Kurtz

Check out six videos of Broadway's new Frozen star McKenzie Kurtz.

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Taylor Iman Jones, Molly Griggs, and More Join 54 SINGS KACEY MUSGRAVES

Feinstein's/54 Below brings you the music of the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer (including 2019's Album of the Year award), Kacey Musgraves, for one night only! Join us on Thursday, Fe…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Three Songs From Six That You Should Know & Be Obsessed With Right Now

Six begins performances on Broadway in less than a month, so let's get some tracks on loop.

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Winners of Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Will be Performed Along with Jeremy O Harris & Theresa Rebeck

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced that submissions are now open for their 10th annual festival of 10-minute plays of height…

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Broadway Grosses w/e 01/12/2020: Broadway still in hibernation

While the weather was trying to tell us otherwise last weekend, it’s certainly still January on Broadway. Grosses fell a steep 28% last week to $31M.  Much of the drop was a result of sev…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

See the COMPANY Boyfriends Meet the SIX Wives

It's Broadway worlds colliding! Check out the tweet below featuring a photo of members of the casts of both Company and Six!

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"French and yet never French enough" by Amelia Parenteau

By Amelia Parenteau. Amelia Parenteau discusses the Actions Caribéennes Théâtrales festival, which brought together francophones, francophiles, and theatre folks from around the world to …

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Recalling Brill and McCall by Trav S.D.

At this writing Mitzi McCall (b. 1932) and Charlie Brill (b. 1938) are both still with us, although unavoidably one can’t help thinking of them in their heyday several decades ago. Peppy, …

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

‘At the cutting edge of the zeitgeist’: SIX THE MUSICAL – Touring by Ian Foster

As well as providing a welcome opportunity for performers to really cut loose, Six also – sadly – remains at the cutting edge of the zeitgeist.

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How are podcasts tackling #MeToo?

New six-part fictional drama ‘Blood Ties’ starring Gillian Jacobs looks at the ripple effect of abuse

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Fran Drescher’s ‘The Nanny’ is being made into a Broadway-bound musical by Ashley Lee Los Angeles Times

The class-clash comedy aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, earning 12 Emmy Award nominations over six seasons.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Review Roundup: Did the Critics Lose Their Heads Over SIX at Sydney Opera House? - Read the Reviews!

Six is officially open at the Sydney Opera House, where it is kicking off its Australian tour. The tour will move Melbourne's Comedy Theatre from April 23 and Adelaide's Her Majesty's Theatr…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

BroadwayHD Rings in 2020 by Barry Gordin

Outstanding slate of shows features the Tony nominated Red, the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Henry IV, the beloved Gene Kelly film Brigadoon, and the National Ballet of Norway’s Hedda G…

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‘Hee Haw’ gets closer to Broadway by Michael Riedel

Ready for my favorite “Hee Haw” joke? Q: What do you call a man who doesn’t believe in birth control? A: Daddy! Exactly six years ago, I was picking up good buzz about “Moonshine,”…

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Greta Lambert and Christopher Gerson Are Foes in “Alabama Story” at Alabama Shakespeare Fest; Casting Announced by Kenneth Jones

Alabama Shakespeare Festival has announced casting for its March 2020 production of Kenneth Jones’ six-actor social justice drama Alabama Story — the Montgomery premiere of the acclaimed…

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Photo Feature: SIX the musical by David Hooley

SIX, the West End musical based on the wives of King Henry VIII, has finally landed in Australia and is

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Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the Australian Cast of SIX in Action!

Six is currently embarking on an Australian tour, which is now playing at the Sydney Opera house. The tour will move Melbourne's Comedy Theatre from April 23 and Adelaide's Her Majesty's The…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Speaking alternately, the six women talk of food, traditions, love, family, beliefs, ethics, dreams, abuse and New Zealand men. They speak of their dreams of a future and a better life. The …

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The Nanny Is Being Adapted into a Broadway Musical by Fran Drescher & Rachel Bloom by Andy Lefkowitz

The Nanny is headed to the stage. The popular '90s sitcom is in development as a new musical for Broadway, producers Brian and Scott Zeilinger announced today. The musical will feature a bo…

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