Thursday, February 20, 2020

‘Outstandingly brilliant immersive extravaganza’: CROOKS 1926 – King William IV ★★★★★ by Luca Molinari

In Crooks 1926 the cast cleverly weaves in all the audience so everyone has a part to play and it all comes together brilliantly.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

‘Has a gravitas that pulls the audience in’: FLIGHTS – Omnibus Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

In Flights, which is written by John O’Donovan and directed by Thomas Martin, a protracted period of grieving is examined for the first time, leading to an uncomfortable night of self-exam…

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"There Were No Otho Covers Left in the Building." by Mo Brady

by Anna Altheide Eric Anthony Johnson in Beetlejuice …

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Review: Far Away, Donmar Warehouse by Nick Ferris

Review: Far Away, Donmar Warehouse4.0StarsFar Away is a dystopia of incomprehensible proportions. It holds a mirror up to a host of current political and social issues, and at the same time …

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Why You Don’t See Many Black and Ethnic Minority Faces in Cultural Spaces – And What Happens if You Call Out the System by Roaa Ali

Have you ever been to the theatre, looked around, and thought about how predominantly white the audience is? Does the same impression come to mind when visiting museums? If it does and the a…

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The Sickness by Christopher Caz

Even before the playwright pays homage to William S. Burrough’s "Naked Lunch" through this last line, one is already drawing comparisons to the psychotic, structureless existence of that n…

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The Dance Enthusiast Asks: The Joyce Theater Director of Programming Aaron Mattocks on the Art of Presenting Dance by The Dance Enthusiast

In The Dance Enthusiast Asks: The Joyce Theater Director of Programming Aaron Mattocks on the Art of Presenting Dance, "When we opened our doors in September 2019, through the end of the cal…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

‘Jagged Little Pill’ matinee cancelled after pepper spray deployed by Caitlin Huston

The matinee performance of “Jagged Little Pill” was cancelled Saturday after an audience member’s pepper spray went off during the show, according to a press representative for the pro…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Medea - Hell Still Hath No Fury... by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Director Simon Stone has staged his new adaptation of Euripides' classic revenge story Medea, now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, on a white background. Bob …

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Acosta Danza: Up Close review – Carlos and co get intimate by Lyndsey Winship

Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, London The proximity to the action in this show highlights the finesse and strength of the Havana troupe Only a few months since Acosta Danza were last in…

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The Friday 5: 5 Shows I'm Surprised I Did See by JK

A couple of weeks ago, The Friday 5 was about 5 shows I'm surprised I've never seen. This week I thought I'd list 5 shows I'm surprised I actually did see! Maybe they were short running sho…

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Where We Stand by Darryl Reilly

Amidst the hubbub that includes coerced audience clapping and singalongs, we attempt to discern what the point is. It appears to be the story of an outsider who takes up residence in a rural…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Call Answered: Belinda Davids: "The Greatest Love Of All: A Tribute To Whitney Houston" by Adam Rothenberg

Whether helping me solve a problem or inspiring me to write my own parody song, Whitney Houston’s music has always been part of my life’s soundtrack. One of my favorite kind of interview…

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The Bee in Me review – a bold, challenging tale of childhood fantasy by Chris Wiegand

Unicorn theatre, LondonIn Roland Schimmelpfennig’s play, three actors narrate a day in the life of a young person who uses imagination to escape a precarious existence For his first season…

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Rachel Bloom, Whoopi Goldberg & More Announced as Guest Judges on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Season 12

Emmy(R) award-winning host RuPaul will be joined by an epic line-up of celebrities to help show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-s…

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Far Away review – Jessica Hynes brings humour to short, sharp horror by Miriam Gillinson

Donmar Warehouse, London The real world slides away with frightening ease and pace in Caryl Churchill’s masterclass of tension Twenty years on from its premiere, Far Away still feels like …

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

'We're playing to the world': Galway's European capital of culture year kicks off by Helen Meany

Galway 2020 promises everything from Margaret Atwood to art with local asylum-seekers. Its organisers and artists talk about building bridges and creating a lasting legacy for Irish artists …

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On The Road To Somewhere by Dusty Wright

On The Road To Somewhere Dusty Wright February 12, 2020 - 10:47 Topics Theater Review Tags Broadway mu…

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‘No lack of inventiveness in the evening’: PEOPLE SHOW 137 – Southwark Playhouse by Tom Bolton

The company in People Show 137 has an admirable ability to conjure moments that capture the audience’s attention and to deliver about turns that keep the audience intrigued.

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Dear West End Producer: ‘Has ‘the pre-show’ had its day?’ by @westendproducer

Has ‘the preshow’ finally had its day? Actor’s seem to hate them, the audience often look uncomfortable, does anyone other than the

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FOUR ON THE FLOOR by Jessica Branch

This musical retelling isn t exactly intellectually stimulating, but it might resonate with anyone in the audience with FOMO.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Review: Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes). Immigrants celebrate…and remember. by New York Theater

The audience is invited to sing and dance along with the performers in an actual fandango, which is a lively, spontaneous, communal musical celebration. But that’s only after the 100 minut…

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The Boys in the Band returns for the first time in decades to Chicago by Albert Williams

The action in Mart Crowley's landmark gay play surrounds the audience at Windy City Playhouse. The Boys in the Band is a groundbreaking work in American theater …

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Director of Marketing, Cincinnati Opera by Artsjournal

Cincinnati Opera is seeking a Director of Marketing whose job it will be to achieve revenue targets in ticket sales, expand and diversify the audience, and build brand awareness.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Ruth Negga crowns herself a brooding prince in Hamlet: Review by Allison Adato

If a director of Hamlet wants to signal to a contemporary audience that “something is rotten in the State,” she could hardly find a more efficient shorthand than to evoke the Trump famil…

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Grand Horizons by Joseph Pisano

Bess Wohl's "Grand Horizons" opens with a pas de deux of marital inertia as Nancy (Jane Alexander) and Bill (James Cromwell), two near-octogenarians wasting their twilight days in a so-calle…

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‘A wonderful whirlwind of a show’: THE THREE MUSKETEERS – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The Three Musketeers has a somewhat pantomime feel to it, full of energy and is great for all, we really enjoyed hearing the children in the audience laughing along.

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Take The Plunge by Leah Richards

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Pianist Ahmad Jamal celebrates seven decades of playing ‘American Classical Music’ in Kennedy Center performance by Michele Simms-Burton

Nothing speaks louder about a musician’s accomplishments than receiving a standing ovation and cheers from the audience before he plays a single note. NEA Jazz Master and recipient of the …

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Medea (Brooklyn Academy of Music) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While Simon Stone’s adaptation is engrossing for its surprising updates, it never captures the emotions, seeming more like a gimmick that a reworking of the Greek tragedy. With most of the…

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Call Answered: Ryan Spahn: "Mr. Toole" at 59E59 Theaters by Adam Rothenberg

I first met Ryan Spahn when I moderated three talkbacks at the hit Off-Broadway play Daniel’s Husband. I was impressed by Ryan’s acting that I immediately became a fan of his. I was then…

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