Monday, September 25, 2023

Working in the Theatre Extended Interviews: Bessie Nelson (Beader) by American Theatre Wing

Beader Bessie Nelson discusses her early passion for beading to her renowned career in the theater industry, collaborating with top designers. Explore her commitment to precision and endurin…

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40 Years of Broadway: 2003 - 2013: The Standout Performances by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 2003-2013:The Standout Performances Over the years, I've had the great privilege of seeing some of the greatest performers in Broadway history. Some I've caught at th…

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Friday, September 22, 2023

English National Ballet: Our Voices review – an apocalyptic maelstrom of movement by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonDancers in flight exist in a different realm in an absorbing Les Noces, reimagined as a sequel to The Rite of Spring, in this triple bill from a company really pushin…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:33AM
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Refuge at PAC NYC: More than a concert, an act of faith by New York Theater

During the second of the five concerts that are launching the new performing arts center at the World Trade Center, the violinist Trina Basu went up to the microphone after her set and said …

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At the Drop of a Hat by Michael Portantiere

Original Cast (London and Broadway), 1959 (Angel) Producer Alexander Cohen had the good sense to bring a host of newcomers to Broadway from England, among them Michael Flanders and Donald Sw…

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More of the Same **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons September 25, 2023: Lila Day’s More of the Same at Pangea is her second cabaret show. Once again Kristine Zbornik directs, this time with Daryl Kojak at the piano…

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John Wilson: Oklahoma! review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week by Andrew Clements

Hackmann/Boggess/Sinfonia of London/Wilson(Chandos, two CDs)John Wilson’s scrupulously prepared recording gives us exactly what the audience would have heard on the musical’s opening nig…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Working in the Theatre Extended Interviews: Jon Coles (Feathers) by American Theatre Wing

In this extended interview, feather maker Jon Coles shares his intriguing journey into the world of feathers, including his work in theatre, favorite productions like "Hairspray" and "Wicked…

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The Right is Ours by Steven Morris

Anna Mintzer (photo by Berrie Tsang) Reviewed by F. Kathleen Foley Sierra Madre Playhouse Through Oct. 8 America’s female suffrage movement dates back to 1848’s first women’s rights co…

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Lobelia by Steven Morris

Gregory Littman, Matthew Tyler and Tina Preston Reviewed by Socks Whitmore Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Through Sep 24, 2023 Writer/director Sharon Yablon premieres a horror-comedy hom…

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Every Brilliant Thing by Steven Morris

Daniel K. Isaac (Photo by Isaak Berliner) Reviewed by Taylor Kass Geffen Playhouse Through October 15 RECOMMENDED After his mother’s suicide attempt, the unnamed protagonist (Daniel K. Isa…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1993 - 2003: Top Flops, Revivals and New Shows by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 1993 - 2003: Top Flops, Revivals and New Shows When you see my list of my Top 10 favorite Broadway shows from August 20, 1993 - August 19, 2003, you'll probably be m…

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Monday, September 18, 2023

You’re right to be angry about Russell Brand – and the establishments, old and new, that gave him his power | Gaby Hinsliff by Gaby Hinsliff

The comedian moved effortlessly from mainstream fame to the embrace of the populist right. Both enabled an undisguised misogynist Russell Brand has always invited outrage. It was what he did…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:33PM
Sunday, September 17, 2023

Swing State **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 17, 2023: The opening moments of Rebecca Gilman’s moving new play Swing State, now at the Minetta Lane Theater after an acclaimed run at Chicago’s Goodman…

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Six Things I Have Learned About Selling Tickets by Victoria Cairl

Last night at the theatre.The fall season is upon us and there’s a ton of shows opening on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at Regional Theaters, for Experiences and beyond. I was asked recently b…

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Dancing City; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – review by Sarah Crompton

Greenwich+Docklands international festival; Sadler’s Wells, LondonA change of clothes proves transformative in Canary Wharf’s al fresco dance fest, while Alvin Ailey’s season ends as i…

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Friday, September 15, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1993 - 2003: The Standout Performances by JK

 40 Years of Broadway: 1993-2003:The Standout Performances Over the years, I've had the great privilege of seeing some of the greatest performers in Broadway history. Some I've caught at…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Walking in Space by Steven Morris

Mary Elisabeth Somers, Kathie Barnes, Liv Denevi (Photo by Garry Michael Kluger) Reviewed by Iris Mann Theatre West Through October 8 RECOMMENDED The heartbreaking, autobiographical story of…

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The Real Black Swann by Steven Morris

Les Kurkendaal-Barrett  (Photo by Zev Rose Woolley)  Reviewed by F. Kathleen Foley Davidson/Valentini Theatre at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Cente…

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An Infinite Ache by Steven Morris

Miles Cooper and Luka Oida (photo by  Katerina Kim Podell) Reviewed by Julyza Commodore The Beverly Hills Playhouse Thru October 1.  RECOMMENDED At the center of David Schulner’s An Infi…

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Review: Back to the Future: The Musical by JK

Review of the Saturday, September 9, 2023 matinee performance at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Starring Roger Bart, Casey Likes, Hugh Coles, Nathaniel Hickmann, Liana Hunt, Jel…

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

The week in theatre: Never Have I Ever; God of Carnage – review by Susannah Clapp

Minerva theatre, Chichester; Lyric Hammersmith, LondonAn evening of drinking turns dangerous in the sharply funny debut play from The Guilty Feminist’s Deborah Frances-White. And the set i…

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Back to the Future: The Musical - An Unnecessary Trip by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The Broadway graveyard is filled with musical efforts that sprang from movies. Groundhog Day, Mrs. Doubtfire, Rocky and Pretty Woman among some of the more recent…

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Friday, September 8, 2023

The Creeps by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Catherine Waller’s one person show, "The Creeps", has all the elements of a successful horror show: a macabre setting, dark lighting, off-beat characters, and strange unexplained going-ons…

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

TJ & Dave review – long-form improv finds an endless fount of funny by Brian Logan

Soho Theatre, LondonAs they craft their extended sketches off the cuff, TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi deliver laughs with a surprisingly moving emotional twist Nothing in comedy defines ex…

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Don Messick: Voice of Scooby Doo by Trav S.D.

Few voice-over actors had the range of Don Messick (1926-1997), who could go from straight parts to character roles to non-humans (a specialty) often in the same cartoon, without the audienc…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Cooking With Soul by Matt Simonette

Near the end of Black Ensemble Theater’s (BET) superb new revue A Taste of Soul, co-emcee Qiana McNary mentions that the show’s creators hope to leave the audience both “full and hungr…

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ReDISCoveries: The Most Happy Fella (2000 Studio Recording, Disc Three) by JK

ReDISCoveries: The Most Happy Fella (2000 Studio Recording, Disc Three) Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other week …

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Swing Callum Bell Saves Performance of GUYS & DOLLS at The Bridge Theatre by Stepping Into Lead Role

Swing actor Callum Bell stepped into the lead role of Nicely Nicely Johnson in GUYS & DOLLS at The Bridge Theatre without any rehearsal. Read about how Bell's last-minute performance sav…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:49PM
Friday, September 1, 2023

At Food, the Audience Becomes the Show (Including Playbill's Editor in Chief) | Flipboard

Playbill - The show from performance artist/magician Geoff Sobelle is billed as a dinner party, and it's a true interactive, multi-sensory ...

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

"A Fool Can Be A King" Public Works' THE TEMPEST | The Public Theater by The Public Theater

"TO...FREEDOM, THE ISLE, THE AUDIENCE, LIFE, L’CHAIM!" Don't miss this NYT Critic's Pick on stage at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park through Sept 3rd! We promise you won't want to mi…

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