Sunday, December 15, 2019

Peter and the Wolf by Carey

“Breathe everybody,” Isaac Mizrah urged the audience before beginning the day’s second performance of Peter and the Wolf.  The intimate in-house theater proved to be a fitting venue f…

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Arthur Pita: Ten Sorry Tales review – six feet under and surreally shipwrecked by Sanjoy Roy

Jerwood DanceHouse, IpswichPita’s adaptation of Mick Jackson’s splendigly lugubrious children’s book mixes mime, acting, song and dance to pleasingly twisted effect If you like a happy…

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Strange Tales review – hi-tech theatre meets ancient Chinese storytelling by Clare Brennan

Traverse theatre, EdinburghPu Songling’s weird stories are brought to life with a hit-and-miss mixture of cutting-edge video and live performance A demon with a paintbrush retouches the fe…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Magic review: The Good Liar. Brian Curry fools all the people all of the time by Jeffrey Walker

An easy rapport with the audience, gentle-ribbing included, and feats of mentalism that would surprise even the biggest skeptic – these are just a few of my take-aways from Brian Curry’s…

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"We Have To Make Sure The Show Will Go On" by Mo Brady

by Angela Tricarico Angela Grovey …

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Thin Place review: Lucas Hnath attempts a theatrical séance by New York Theater

“The Thin Place” is a thin play by Lucas Hnath about a woman named Hilda whose grandmother had believed in being able to communicate with the dead, which sets Hilda on her own psychic jo…

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What Classical And Jazz Concerts Offer That We Need So Badly These Days by Artsjournal1

Howard Reich: “Step into Orchestra Hall or the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Carnegie Hall or the Village Vanguard in Manhattan, Palais Garnier or Duc des Lombard in Paris, and you are enterin…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Gospel of John - An Enlightening Tale, Masterfully Told by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The key to telling a story, no matter how old it may be, is the ability of the one doing the telling to imbue it with passion from the here and now. A particular…

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Jimmy takes suggestions from the audience, including a recap of the decade and Robert De Niro, Paul McCartney and a Minion doing the Cupid Shuffle.

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Pinocchio review – frightening delight in a post-puppet world by Mark Fisher

Tramway, GlasgowTreating Carlo Collodi’s allegory with the seriousness it deserves, this sincere and playful production draws a vulnerable boy into the tale’s darkest corners Don’t be …

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Ritualizing Identities: “SUGA” by Travis Coe at Double Edge Theatre Company in Ashfield, Massachusetts by James Montaño

At the center of the large wooden barn is a makeshift altar, wrapped in gauze and adorned in flowers, candles, and partially constructed mannequins. A voice fills the broad, earthy space, wa…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Opinion: West Side Story Part 2 by JK

As of the time this editorial posts, no one outside of the production will have seen a single second of West Side Story. And, outside of friends and family who are at the invited dress tonig…

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Suzi Ruffell review – smear tests, domestic bliss and ‘lesbian accoutrements’ by Brian Logan

Warwick Arts Centre A cool crowd warms to the standup’s animated stories, daft moves and disarming candour in Dance Like Everyone’s Watching A standup needs several qualities in their lo…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington jump-starts the season with ‘The Holiday Show’ by Jim Pearson

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC (GMCW) opens the holidays with humor and beauty, power and reverence – and balloons! Upon entering the Lincoln Theatre, the audience relaxes into a …

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Drac & Jill review – a supercharged helping of festive filth by Clare Brennan

Wardrobe theatre, BristolThe cast sinks its teeth into this extremely adult seasonal mashup of Dracula, Jack and Jill and The Sound of Music A generalised power cut delayed curtain up(metaph…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Review: Cinderella, The Vaults by Aidan Bracebridge

Review: Cinderella, The Vaults2.0starsChristmas is a-coming and the geese are being intensively pumped full of chemicals which means only one thing in theatreland: an unstoppable outbreak of…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand by Darryl Reilly

Cariou is now appearing Off-Broadway as the titular character in playwright George Eastman’s slight though moving two-character work, Harry Townsend's Last Stand. Sharp one-liners, funny s…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jagged Little Pill arrives on Broadway as a musical with angst to spare: Review by Melissa Rose Bernardo

“Ooh, this could get messy,” sings the ensemble of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill at the top of Act 2. It’s actually a bit from “Hands Clean” — not a song from the eponymous 199…

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Spotlight On...Maria Ciampi by Michael Block

Name: Maria CiampiHometown:  Hartsdale, New YorkEducation:   Fordham University, B.A. 1981 (summa cum laude, in cursu honorum); St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. 1986.Select Cre…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Cinderella review at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen – ‘Alan McHugh on top comic form’ by Nicole Hepburn

Returning to the Aberdeen stage for the 16th year, Alan McHugh leads a new cast with spellbinding ease, captivating the audience. Laura

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

“Tactile Quartet(s)” – Vera Tussing and Quatuor MP4 by Rathsaran Sireekan

New Nexus Formed After several projects which look into ways to expand performing art’s notion of ‘spectatorship’ beyond the predominance of the visual, Vera Tussing’s new project at…

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In Good Grief, Melissa DuPrey does more than just talk about loss by Regina Victor

Her latest solo for Free Street about her mother's death brings alternative healers to the audience. Melissa DuPrey sits across from me, in an updo she swears sh…

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Nish Kumar gets frosty reception at Lord's Taverners charity feast by Aamna Mohdin

Comedian’s jokes about Rees Mogg and Brexit draw boos at Christmas lunch in London The comedian Nish Kumar has spoken out after he was heckled and forced to cut his set short at a charity …

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Humiliating: This Playwright Thought They Were Gonna Get Something Useful from a Talkback by Broadway Beat

by Catherine Weingarten. @sarahkaneissexy. NEW YORK, NY – Local indie playwright Autumn Crystal Summersmith found herself truly humiliated following a recent talkback for her new play, aft…

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James Doeser: Electioneering is a performance, but will the audience lose out? by James Doeser

It’s election time! Famous actors, musicians and artists have been on the telly, pounding the streets, and rallying the troops for their

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Cyrano by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

For those younger members of the audience who do not know Edmond Rostand’s classic French play, "Cyrano de Bergerac," the new musical "Cyrano" presented by The New Group at the Darryl Roth…

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Young adventurer Milo learns how to use time in Greenbelt Arts Center’s ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ by Andy Arnold

If you know a bored child who doesn’t know what to do with their time, a trip through Susan Nanus’ The Phantom Tollbooth just might be the answer. It certainly works for Milo in Greenbe…

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Large, Gorgeous, Extravagant Bouquet Wasted on Ensemble Member by Broadway Beat

by Aidan Sears. @aidanjsears. SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Confusion arose in the audience last night after the Schaumburg Community Theatre’s performance of Catch Me If You Can, with theater-goers …

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Whodunit? You Decide in Maltz’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Bill Hirschman

Have you ever watched a play and complained, “I could end it better than that!” Here’s your chance. You – along with everyone else in the audience—gets to choose this month among 5…

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Close-Up On the World of Hadestown, One Hour Before the Audience Arrives by Nathan Skethway

Step inside Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make the Tony-winning musical happen every night, both onstage and off.

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Wild Goose Dreams review – an internet liaison complete with visions by Clare Brennan

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal BathHansol Jung’s tale of two lonely Koreans who meet online is witty but overstuffed with ideasWe are in Seoul. Guk Minsung is a “goose father”, one of t…

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