Monday, December 17, 2018

The Cat in the Hat review – Dr Seuss's rascal reborn as a madcap circus star by Miriam Gillinson

Curve, LeicesterStorytelling is secondary to spectacle in this chaotic retelling that features cakes, wigs and a fraught balancing actBefore Dr Seuss’s infamous Cat has made his entrance, …

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Amy Schumer at The Chicago Theatre, IL by Blouin Artinfo

Amy Schumer is all set to entertain audiences with her robust sense of humor at Illinois’ Chicago Theatre on December 19 and 20.According to Wikipedia, Schumer forayed into comedy in the e…

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

‘The audience is easily swept away on a magical journey’: PETER PAN – Park Theatre by Emma Clarendon

The wonderful thing about going to the theatre to see a family-orientated show such as Peter Pan is seeing just how the children in the audience react to what they are watching.

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Review: The Messiah, The Other Palace by Suzannah Ball

The Messiah is a hilariously unpredictable exploration of Nativity. Writer and Director Patrick Barlow succeeds in creating a piece of comedy that feels alive, feeding on and reacting to the…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Dance Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by Ballet Chesapeake at Towson University by Norah Dick

During the overture of Ballet Chesapeake’s new production of “The Nutcracker,” the narrator exclaims to the audience, “I do love Christmastime, don’t you?” The answer is yes…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 1019: Malcolm Tariq by Adam Szymkowicz

Malcolm Tariq Hometown: Savannah, Georgia Current Town: Brooklyn, New York Q:  What are you working on now? A:  Right now, I’m doing edits for a book of poems, Heed the Holl…

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The Friday 5: 5 Most Underrated Performances of 2018 by JK

Today's Friday 5 continues our celebration of the Best of 2018 with a look at 5 male performers and 5 female performers whose work this season we feel has been underappreciated. They, o…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Anna Stromberg by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Loretta Richert)Anna Stromberg has performed in many Off-Broadway theatres living in NYC for ten years before moving to Los Angeles a few years ago. She was a longtime member …

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Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ holds court, without the drama by Elizabeth Bradley

“All rise!” is the exhortation upon which Aaron Sorkin’s new adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ends, and, sure enough, before the curtain could completely fall, almost all of t…

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Tony Winner John Gallagher Jr. Helps Open Nassim Off-Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

It's here! The American premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s Nassim debuted at New York City Center's Stage II on December 12. Each performance features a different guest act…

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Review: ‘Talley’s Folly’ at Theater J by Ian Thal

As Talley’s Folly opens, 40-something-year-old, self-described “hairy Jewish accountant” Matt Friedman (John Taylor Phillips) steps onto the stage and informs the audience that he …

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Pretty Woman: The Musical to Play First International Production in Germany by Andy Lefkowitz

Mercy! Pretty Woman: The Musical has scheduled its first international production, set to play Hamburg, Germany's Stage Theater an der Elbe in 2019. Previews will begin on September…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nassim Review: Disorienting and Charming by New York Theater

“Nassim,” a play by Iranian playwright and performer Nassim Soleimanpour, is deliberately disorienting, both for the audience, who’s told virtually nothing about the show beforehand, a…

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‘Beautifully festive theatre’: PETER PAN – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

In an exciting and ambitious move for one of London’s leading Off-West End venues, the Park Theatre splashes the cash on its Christmas production and with flying experts Foy on board, have…

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Rambert's new boss: 'It's like a big mansion and I'm going to renovate it' by Lyndsey Winship

Dynamic artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer has grand designs for Britain’s oldest dance company, from diversifying the audience to finding new choreographers“I want this company, Ramb…

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Clueless, The Musical by Wendy Caster

"What, another musical based on a late 20th-century movie?" you may ask. Well, yeah. But here's the thing: it's really good.Zurin Villanueva, Dove Cameron Photo: Monique CarboniWriter/l…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Daniel Fish's Immersive Oklahoma! Will Transfer to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed production at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse, the innovative new staging of Oklahoma! from director Daniel Fish will move to Broadway's Circle in the…

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‘Patsy Ferran is phenomenal, it is a career-defining role’: SUMMER & SMOKE – West End by Nick Lambert

One of the toughest things for an actor to do is bring the audience with them when they have a life-changing epiphany which totally reverses their worldview; Patsy Ferran does this remarkabl…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Doctor Faustus review – devilishly smart show is a hell of a lot of fun by Miriam Gillinson

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonJocelyn Jee Esien and Pauline McLynn are on glorious form and bring out the glee in Marlowe’s macabre classicWhen asked why she decided to make Doctor Faustu…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

A Child’s Christmas in Wales (2018) by Mark Dundas Wood

It’s a very presentational show. The six ensemble members comprise a sort of group narrator, working in tandem to relate the memories of the Thomas character for the audience—sometimes s…

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People You Should Know . . . Devin Burnam by Zack Calhoon

Devin Burnam is an original member of Sister Sylvester Productions, a frequent collaborator with Mason Holdings, and the Owner/Operator of The Abandoned Gas Station. Recent work: Writer…

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St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn, has been recast as a crowded and vibrant refugee camp called the Calais Jungle on the coast of France. The theater’s ticket booth is in a ramshack…

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Premiere of “Surviving R Kelly” Cancelled after Shooting Threat by Blouin Artinfo

The premiere of the documentary series “Surviving R Kelly,” a series on the survivors of alleged sexual assault by singer R Kelly has been cancelled after an anonymous caller threatened …

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Alice the Magnet isn’t a smash but it keeps the audience off-balance by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Deepening, twisting story of self-help entrepreneur is closing soon, and theatre fans looking to be made uncomfortable should check it out.

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American Son **1/2 by Barry Gordin

TEACHABLE MOMENTS: AMERICAN SON By: Samuel L. Leiter December 6, 2018:  “I don’t get it,” my plus one said as several rows of spectators rose before us in a standing ovation for Ame…

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A Christmas Carol, Old Vic review - Dickens adaptation returns, depth and mince pies intact by Tim Cornwell

Last year's festive-season hit, re-cast, continues to enchant The Old Vic's revival of its successful Christmas Carol first seen this time last year had me at the mince pies: they were …

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Theatrefolk Featured Play – The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar by Dave Hammers by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. The Tragicomedy of Julia Caesar by Dave Hammers is a fantastic adaptation that lets students have a great time with Shakespeare – all while let…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

BWW Review: 1976 Satire Becomes 2018 Reality in Ivo van Hove and Lee Hall's Striking Adaptation of NETWORK by Michael Dale

The audience loudly booed at the end of last Saturday night's preview performance of the new Broadway offering based on Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1976 film classic N…

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‘Network’ Screams by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell     Open up those windows, or if you’re in the audience, just scream it out “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore.” Teetering o…

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True West, Vaudeville Theatre review - sizzling take on seminal Sam Shepard by Matt Wolf

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn go hell for leather as savagery-prone siblingsDon't be deceived by Kit Harington's matted, slicked-back hair that is immediately visible the minute the audienc…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Menier Chocolate Factory by Louis Train

In Trevor Nunn's extraordinary new production of Fiddler on the Roof, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a dimension of intimacy and immediacy recasts a familar show, dragging it, sometimes te…

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