Friday, September 13, 2019

Rockbottom review – a raw and personal journey into chemsex hell by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonStuart Waters uses his full-on autobiographical solo show to document the downward spiral of an addiction to crystal meth. It was a Tuesday afternoon when Stuart Waters was …

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Eric Rosen to Direct Claybourne Elder, Denis O’Hare & Johanna Day in New Film Netuser by Andy Lefkowitz

Acclaimed director Eric Rosen has assembled a group of celebrated stage stars for the new short film Netuser. Claybourne Elder (Torch Song), Tony winner Denis O'Hare (Take Me Out) and two-ti…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Craig Ramsay Interview: "He's Fit" on YouTube and OutTV in Canada by Adam Rothenberg

Last year I got to interview actor and fitness expert Craig Ramsay when he was starring in ACT of CT’s production of Mamma Mia. Since that interview, I have gotten to know Craig better. So…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lynn Nottage On Staying Political by Artsjournal

Nottage is the only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice: for Sweat and Ruined. The former reached Broadway, while the latter – a story about women in war-torn Congo – played …

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Tony Winner Alice Ripley, Ain't Too Proud Star Ephraim Sykes & More Set for This Week's #LiveAtFive by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects, and take quest…

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Game of Thrones' Daniel Portman: 'People expect Podrick – that's not what they get' by Chris Wiegand

Renowned as the squire and surprise Casanova in Thrones, the star is now wrestling with audiences in Edinburgh. He talks about his meteoric rise to fame and why he won’t be going back to s…

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Playwright Lynn Nottage: ‘Theatre is uniquely in the position to be at the vanguard of change’ by Howard Sherman

Following the success of Sweat on Broadway and in London, Lynn Nottage’s latest play is a comedy that revisits the same de-industrialised

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Desiree Burch review – a scorching, sweat-soaked odyssey to nowhere by Brian Logan

The Hive, EdinburghA hallucinogenic trip through the desert provides the basis for a standup show teeming with ideas but lacking true cohesion Desiree Burch is out of the traps at a gallop i…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

48 Hours in Harlem with Ntozake Shange by New York Theater

“Like most people of color, black people in the New World, I came by my passion for literature in a circuitous way, a night journey marked by music, movement, improvisation, and smells of …

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Call Answered: JAC Carrera: Child Actor: "Gotham", "Facts of Life", "Swinging Into Action" by Adam Rothenberg

One of the most interesting interview opportunities I get is with child actors because you never know where they will end up. I always hope I’ll have the chance to chat with them now, at t…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Wild oversharing comic Phoebe Robinson: 'I do dumb things. That's who I am!' by Alexis Soloski

Is the fringe ready for the brash standup who used to get paid in nachos and chicken wings? We meet one half of 2 Dope Queens as she fills her shoes with sweat What does Phoebe Robinson want…

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

To Kill a Mockingbird's Will Pullen, Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason and More Set for This Week's #LiveAtFive by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects, and take quest…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

The Spirit of the 90s by Mo Brady

by Anna Altheide The cast of Aladdin at Broadway at the W The …

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ghost Quartet offers four musical “sides” to love, loss, and friendship by Dmitry Samarov

Black Button Eyes gives Dave Malloy’s gleefully haunting song cycle an absorbing production. Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of Dav…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott on mining their 23-year friendship for new show by Maureen Lee Lenker

For theater lovers, Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott are as iconic a duo as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, PB&J, or Ethel Merman and things coming up roses. The award-winning perf…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Text of the Day: Sweat by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

‘An absolute marvel’: SWEAT – West End by Rachel Williams

I really can’t recommend Sweat highly enough. It’s not just a great play, and a great production, it’s an actually important one.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

From London: Sweat with Martha Plimpton, and the Long-Running Woman in Black by Steven Suskin

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winner thrives in this Donmar Warehouse production, while Stephen Mallatratt's 1989 thriller runs on and on The post From London: Sweat with Martha Plimpton, and the …

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees Review by New York Theater

“The Secret Life of Bees” – first a 2001 best-selling novel, then a 2008 all-star movie, now a musical written by theatrical all stars Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined), Duncan Sheik (Sprin…

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VIDEO: Watch Adam Perry and Company Strip Down in Broadway Bares 'Ground Crew'

A brief delay on the tarmac in the heat of the day caused the airport's rugged, all-male ground crew to sweat through their shift - and their clothes. Adam Perry (Frozen) led a team of buff …

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘Not only makes you perspire, but also cry’: SWEAT – West End by Aleks Sierz

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama Sweat vigorously massages the wounded heart of rustbelt America.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

REVIEW: Sweat, Gielgud Theatre London ✭✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Lynn Nottage's award-winning play Sweat which is now playing at the Gielgud Theatre, London for a limited season. This post REVIEW: Sweat, Gielgud Thea…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sweat, Gielgud Theatre review - searing drama of working life by Tom Birchenough

The indelible power of Lynn Nottage’s new play confirmed in Donmar transfer There’s a joke early on in Sweat, Lynn Nottage’s superlative drama about American working lives, in which a …

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A First Look at Sweat in the West End by Marc J. Franklin

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring Martha Plimpton, began performances at London’s Gielgud Theatre June 7.

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Friday, June 7, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019

Captain Corelli's missing mandolin: when rehearsals go wrong by David Jays

What’s the scene like in the rehearsal room in the third week? At fringe play J’Ouvert, injury leads to a frenzy. At the RSC, the actors scour footnotes. And on Captain Corelli they’re…

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The Inheritance, Company and Sweat up for South Bank Sky Arts Awards by Giverny Masso

The Inheritance, Company and Sweat have been nominated in the theatre category of this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Now in

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Daniel Evans: Let’s respect the (pint of) blood, sweat and tears of our elders by Daniel Evans

Nowadays, we’re ever more keen to ensure that the voices of the young are heard – in politics, as much as in

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Martha Plimpton: ‘I am terrified for the women of my country’ by Lisa O’kelly

The former teen star on being born into an acting dynasty, her anger at the abortion ban in Alabama and the trouble with American cinema Martha Plimpton is an American actor who made her nam…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Looking Forward to Summer: June - August 2019 by JK

The heat is on, and we aren't taking a break from great theater because of a little summer sweat! There's a variety of stuff on our agenda over the next three months - a re-visit to the firs…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lynn Nottage by Editors

INTERVIEW: LYNN NOTTAGE. Ahead of Sweat‘s transfer to the West End, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage talks to New York-based critic Helen Shaw about the play and…

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