Friday, January 21, 2022

Addressless: A Walk in Our Shoes by Joel Benjamin

Turning the plight of New York City’s homeless into a game is an iffy proposition to say the least.  At best, the audience for the theatrical effort, "Addressless: A Walk in Our Shoes," l…

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What Broadway's Front-of-House Staffers Want Audiences to Know - Theatre's frontline workers on what it's like navigating the pandemic by Raven Snook

Theatre's frontline workers on what it's like navigating the pandemic Over the 2021 holidays, as the omicron surge wreaked havoc in theatres on Broadway and beyond, understudies and swings w…

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Addressless Theater Review. The Game of Finding an Apartment in NYC by New York Theater

In “Addressless,”  the audience helps three characters navigate the tricky path to getting an affordable apartment in New York City. This is a daunting challenge for anyone. But it’s…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 10:48PM

Moulin Rouge! The Musical review – wonderfully wild but close to karaoke by Kate Wyver

Piccadilly theatre, LondonWith pyrotechnics, a looming elephant, scenery to die for and a cast with energy to burn, this revival only falters when it tries to update the tunes At the end of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24PM

‘I am trying to paint pictures in the heads of the audience’: Debs Newbold on the power of sound in Lost in Blue by Featured Content

Lost in Blue, the gripping story of a man in a coma as told by the daughter who helped to put him there, comes to London's Lion & Unicorn Theatre in February. In the first of our two-par…

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Blurring Borders Between Performers and Audience in Kozhikode by The Hindu

Imitation of Death staged in Kozhikode Imitation of Death, a play staged at Zamorin’s Higher Secondary School in Kozhikode from December 28, 2021 to January 1, 2022, was a site-specific in…

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Meet Tina's Leandra Ellis-Gaston and Find Out Why She 'Boo-Hoo Cried' During Her Broadway Debut by Caitlin Moynihan

Leandra Ellis-Gaston is making her Broadway debut in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, where she serves as the Dance Captain, an ensemble member and a Tina understudy. Here, Ellis-Gaston share…

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Monday, January 17, 2022

See Brad Oscar Reminisce About Something Rotten!, The Addams Family & More by Lindsey Sullivan

With Broadway credits like The Producers, Spamalot, The Addams Family, Something Rotten! and most recently, Mrs. Doubtfire, Brad Oscar is a musical comedy stalwart. On the most recent episod…

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Friday, January 14, 2022

People You Should Know . . . Keith Alessi by Zack Calhoon

Keith Alessi (Writer and performer) Before taking to the stage, Keith was well known as a successful public company CEO, entrepreneur and college professor. He has led companies in both Can…

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Every Brilliant Thing review – ode to life’s joys is candid and compassionate by Helen Meany

Abbey theatre, DublinWith a jazzy soundtrack and heaps of audience participation, this pared-back production manages to find light in the darkness of depression Of all the brilliant things t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:06AM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Gandini Juggling: Life review – Merce Cunningham tribute is a little gem by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonCombining juggling and contemporary dance, this is a complex and accomplished homage to the late choreographer There have been many tributes to the great choreographe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:36AM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

People You Should Know . . . Katrin Arefy by Zack Calhoon

Katrin Arefy is an essayist and playwright who examines the many absurd realities that we experience in our daily lives in her writing. Her essays and play scripts have appeared in numerous …

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 08:42PM
Monday, January 10, 2022

Watch Heidi Blickenstaff Revisit Roles in Something Rotten!, [title of show], The Addams Family & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Throughout her Broadway career, Heidi Blickenstaff has played funny wives, a sea witch and even herself. On the latest episode of The Broadway Show, Blickenstaff joined Editor-…

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Round-up: Best costuming advice for a new director by Lindsay Price

Costumes are a fabulous part of theatre — they help tell the story, they help actors get into character, and they immediately tell the audience something about what’s going on. But wheth…

SOURCE: Theatrefolk at 11:00AM

From Laughter to Total Astonishment: A Preview of Derek Hughes at Zanies by Carl Kozlowski

“I just tried to make the audience have that same excitement that they have with magic, but using words and laughter.”

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Friday, January 7, 2022

The Lion King on Broadway Takes A Selfie With The Audience Live #Shorts by Disney On Broadway

#BroadwayIsOpen. Spread the word, so Broadway stories will continue to be seen and heard. At Lion King, we’ve had the pleasure of performing for audiences for over 20 years. And tonight, w…

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Review: Musical show ‘8-Track’ at Theo Ubique Cabaret offers 1970s balm and dozens of songs by Chris Jones

I’d say that “8-Track” probably delivered as much sustenance to the audience as any production in this company’s history, at least based on what I saw happen to people’s faces.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:33PM

Best Songs From Best Scores: 1989 - 1990 by JK

Today, we continue our new series, Best Songs From Best Scores, in which we take a look at the numbers from a season's Best Original Score Tony nominees. Of course, "best" is in the eye e…

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Vanessa Redgrave on Joan Didion: ‘I worshipped her as a writer’ by Vanessa Redgrave

Joan Didion was someone whom I had long worshipped as a writer. However, we became friends and colleagues when David Hare and the producer Scott Rudin invited me to take the solo part of Joa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:48PM

I Stand Corrected About Standing Ovations - After 18 months of no in-person theatre, I'm happy to leap to my feet these days by Linda Buchwald

After 18 months of no in-person theatre, I'm happy to leap to my feet these days --- When I saw Company last month, I jumped up to applaud before the cast even started to bow. My companion t…

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Clyde’s Simulcast. Broadway Goes Digital! by New York Theater

Immediately after I watched the first-ever “simulcast” of a Broadway play   — the exact same live performance of Lynn Nottage’s “Clyde’s” on my computer screen that the audi…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 01:14PM
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Claybourne Elder Reunites With Mystery Man Who Paid For His Broadway Tickets 15 Years Ago

Claybourne Elder, who is currently starring in Company on Broadway, took to Instagram to share a story of kind-heartedness he experienced in a Broadway theatre when he was a member of the au…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:39AM
Sunday, January 2, 2022

Revisiting 2 Icons: A Dance Solo and a Legacy by Patricia Contino

Recipes, coffee franchises, fashion, even outfits worn to museum galas are labeled “iconic.”  The performing arts have no shortage of them either.  Towards the end of 2021, two very di…

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Working in the Theatre Extended Interviews: Kenny Leon (Director) by American Theatre Wing

In this never before seen full interview, Director Kenny Leon shares his journey, specifically working on the revival of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway in 2018. Much (if not all) of h…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:18PM

Best of 2021: Showstoppers and Special Moments by JK

Even with a limited number of shows under our belts in 2021, there were plenty of showstopping numbers and some very special moments to enjoy. We have moments from new musicals, dazzling rev…

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Working in the Theatre Extended Interviews: Joan Lader (Vocal Coach) by American Theatre Wing

In this never-before-seen interview, vocal teacher, therapist, and coach Joan Lader shares her journey, technical advice, show specifics, and more of what it means to be a Vocal Coach for si…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:03PM
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Working in the Theatre Extended Interviews: Patrick Bevilacqua (Wardrobe) by American Theatre Wing

In this never-before-seen full interview, Wardrobe Supervisor (My Fair Lady, The King and I, On the Town) Patrick Bevilacqua shares his journey, technical advice, show specifics, and more on…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:36PM
Sunday, December 26, 2021

Pandemic Diary December 2021: Dramas to Recommend by Nicole Serratore

   Gratuitous pic of LA and a sunset at LACMA Back on my drama bullshit and feeling good. I have had a really good month of dramas I've enjoyed  and I feel a bit renewed in my enthus…

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Friday, December 24, 2021


Review of the Sunday, December 12, 2021 performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City. Starring in historical order: Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Mallory Maedre, Brittney …

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‘Disturbing & darkly funny, with two bravura performances’: CRATCHIT – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Alexander Knott’s atmospheric take on A Christmas Carol places Bob Cratchit centre stage as familiar events from Dickens’ story are related to the audience through his eyes.

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

The week in theatre: Cabaret, Best of Enemies, Trouble in Mind – review by Susannah Clapp

Playhouse; Young Vic; National Theatre, LondonRebecca Frecknall’s Weimar glamfest with Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley goes big and nails it (nearly); James Graham brilliantly revives a …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:42AM

All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre