Thursday, April 9, 2020

Broadway Songs that are Epic Act One Finales by Broadway Direct

One of the staples of a great Broadway musical is a fantastic act one finale. Finishing act one with a strong and captivating musical cliffhanger is key to drawing the audience back in to th…

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Corona comedy: Facebook cabaret, gamer gags and a WhatsApp panel show by Chris Wiegand

From Iain Stirling’s Fifa banter to Jayde Adams live from her lounge, comedians isolated by the lockdown are reaching audiences online Hottest front-room seats: theatre and dance to watch…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Zoom into The Tempest in new live interactive adaptation by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon An anarchic new adaptation of The Tempest will allow the audience to immerse themselves in Shakespeare’s classic story live via Zoom while in lockdown. This post Zoom into T…

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Monday, April 6, 2020

‘I would be fascinated to see how this piece develops’: Orangutan – Cup of Brew (Online review) by Louise Penn

Orangutan is presented by Cup of Brew, written by Toby King, directed by Fiona Kingwill, and performed by Louise Waller. We first meet Alice sitting on her messy bed, overflowing with cushio…

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Watch THE SLEEPING BEAUTY by The Australian Ballet now by Peter J Snee

The curtain goes up … the audience gasps … and David McAllister’s spectacular  Beauty  unfolds like a rose, drawing you

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Broadway's Next Class: Kendyl Ito by Angela Tricarico

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Video Flashback: Hilarious One-Liners From Elaine Stritch

In an interview with 92Y, the one and only Elaine Stritch had some hilarious one-liners, that made the audience laugh and cheer.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Stage struck: Tom Stoppard, Cush Jumbo, Brian Cox and more on the magic of theatre by Chris Wiegand

To mark World Theatre Day, leading playwrights, actors and directors share some of their favourite moments Palace theatre, Manchester. Some time in the mid-60s. A variety bill (or it may hav…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

BalletBoyz: Deluxe review – striking dances packed with talent by Lyndsey Winship

Michael Nunn and William Trevitt are characteristically unpredictable as they launch the Facebook Premieres series from Sadler’s Wells With their 20th anniversary tour now on hold, BalletB…

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As If by Chance by David Lan review – a glowing memoir by Oliver Soden

From guerrilla warfare in Zimbabwe to drama at the Young Vic, the playwright and stage director captures a varied life well lived Always, on entering the endlessly reconfigured auditoria of …

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I Interview Playwrights Part 1083: Katrin Arefy by Adam Szymkowicz

Katrin Arefy Hometown:  I was born and grew up in Tehran, Iran. Current Town: Berkeley, California Q:  Tell me about your show that was canceled because of the coronavirus. A:  …

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Broadway Icon Chita Rivera on Her Favorite Leading Men: 'Eat Your Heart Out' by Lindsey Sullivan

Known for Great White Way performances in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Nine and many more, Chita Rivera is the definition of a Broadway legen…

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coriolanus review – a vivid, fast-flowing production by Clare Brennan

Crucible, SheffieldDirector Robert Hastie makes the most of the now-nostalgic shared space between audience and cast Writing a review, today, feels strange. Coriolanus was the last performan…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

'Bringing love to your front room': Layton Williams' unexpected debut concert by Chris Wiegand

As performers across the world see gigs cancelled, the former Billy Elliot star will be facing the unknown with a shake and a shimmy He was cast as Billy Elliot at 12, toured the UK in hit m…

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The Woman in Black - Where Innocence Meets The Unexplainable by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander (Originally scheduled to run through April 19th, The Woman in Black, as well as all other live performances at the McKittrick Hotel have been suspended until fu…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 postponed – but the show will go on! by Arts Review

Producers John Frost, Suzanne Jones and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions are disappointed to announce that the Australian seasons of Dolly Parton’s hit musical 9 to 5 will be postponed…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 1080: Ann Timmons by Adam Szymkowicz

Ann Timmons Hometown:Akron, Ohio Current Town: Brooklyn, NY Q:  Tell me about your show that was cancelled because of the coronavirus. A:  It’s My Party! tells the story of the…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Michael Urie Shares His 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

In 2012, stage and screen star Michael Urie, then making his Broadway debut in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, shared the performances that most affected him…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

I Interview Playwrights Part 1079: Kyle Smith by Adam Szymkowicz

Kyle SmithHometown:  I’m originally from a small town in the San Francisco Bay Area called Orinda.Current Town:  Brooklyn. I’ve been living in NY for the last 11 years. Right now, my w…

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Renewal Over Replication: A Passing of the Baton at Lyric Opera by Aaron Hunt

"Contemporary opera is our way to make the audience aware of contemporary problems and to open our minds to see possible solutions to those problems."

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Roy Hudd: a charming star immediately embraced by audiences | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

A versatile master of stage, radio and TV, Hudd survived changes in popular taste through his good-hearted skill I last saw Roy Hudd, who has died at the age of 83, at a lunch organised by t…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 2-Time Tony Winner Judith Light's 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

In 2012 Emmy and Tony winner Light, who was then starring in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, shared the Broadway performances that most affected her as part of the audience.

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Liquid Loft presents ‘Foreign Tongues’ at the Kimmel Center by Camille Bacon-Smith

In ‘Foreign Tongues,’ Austrian dance company Liquid Loft mingled with the audience to explore communication through space and gesture and the spoken word. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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IMPRESSIONS: "Fruits borne out of rust" at Japan Society with Tabaimo and Maki Morishita by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: "Fruits borne out of rust" at Japan Society with Tabaimo and Maki Morishita, "Dancer Chiharu Mamiya expresses much with each move: whether curled on the floor, her back to t…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

The week in theatre: On Blueberry Hill; Shoe Lady; Crongton Knights – review by Susannah Clapp

Trafalgar Studios; Royal Court, London; Theatre Royal BrightonSebastian Barry’s tale of two cellmates succeeds despite plausibility issues, while Katherine Parkinson is magnetic in a flims…

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Arena Stage’s ‘Celia and Fidel’ explores the influences on Cuba’s revolutionary leader by David Siegel

Part of Arena Stage’s ongoing Power Plays, the world premiere of Celia and Fidel transports the audience back to a time when Fidel Castro was not just a name in the history books, but a fe…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

An Opera That Works To Reinvent The Form by Artsjournal

“We were like, how do we do this so that we don’t let the audience off the hook — that this is the land where this happened?” says Yuval Sharon. “Los Angeles State Historic Park fe…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Seven Sins by Sandra Mardenfeld

Company XIV cast of Seven Sins. Photo by Mark Shelby Perry. Seven Sins by Company XIV, their most cohesive production to date, tells the story of Adam and Eve’s fall from grace and the i…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Call Answered: Jeffrey Vause: "TOMORROW WE LOVE" at Theater for the New City by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know Jeffrey Vause when he was starring in Andy Halliday’s Nothing But Trash. I’m so excited that I now get to interview him as Jeffrey’s play TOMORROW WE LOVE, makes i…

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Black Ensemble Theater’s Legends the Musical is saved by the audience by Taryn Allen

Jackie Taylor mixes history, personal essay, racial justice, and music to mixed effect. Entering the Black Ensemble Theater, home to a company with the mission o…

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