Saturday, April 1, 2023

Last night at Oldham Coliseum: a joyful, funny and furious farewell by Nick Ahad

Maxine Peake and Christopher Eccleston among performers as venue put on final show after losing Arts Council funding In the end, if indeed it is the end (many on stage would have you believe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06AM
Friday, March 31, 2023

Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond perform ‘This Is Not Over Yet’ by Broadway History

Subscribe for more Broadway videos! Follow us on Twitter - Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond transport audiences to Georgia in the early 1900s in the musical…

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Bat Out of Hell musical stopped due to disruptive audience member by Chris Wiegand

Incident at Peacock theatre in London comes amid growing concerns about antisocial audience behaviour A performance of the musical Bat Out of Hell in London’s West End was halted for sever…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:18AM

TV-to-stage plays like Stranger Things are turning theatre upside down. They could make it or break it | Kate Wyver by Kate Wyver

Adaptations of existing media get new fans in the building, but they also rob new plays of space Pay attention to the posters lining the walls of Tube stations, and at least half of the stag…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06AM

Vanities by Wendy Caster

The York Theatre Company's production of Vanities, running through April 22, has many strong points. The main strength is the cast. The story of three friends from roughly age 18 (in 1963) …

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 03:12AM
Thursday, March 30, 2023


Current cast members of “A Chorus Line” at the Cincinnati Playhouse: Musa Hitomi (Connie), Diego Guevara (Paul), Courtney Arango (Diana), Drew Lachey (Zach), Jonathan Duvelson (Ritchie) …

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BAD CINDERELLA at the Imperial Theatre by Richard Seff

Andrew Lloyd Webber has had his finger on the audience pulse since 1969; and in the following half century, he has become the longest-running composer in Broadway history.  Joseph and the …

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Paul O’Grady faced down Tory austerity, homophobia and shame – he was a true hero | Matt Cain by Matt Cain

As Lily Savage and as himself, he confronted prejudice and celebrated gay culture. His stories must not die with him Matt Cain was formerly editor-in-chief of Attitude Paul O’Grady may hav…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:42AM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Broadway Review: “Bad Cinderella” at the Imperial Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Most, if not all, of my colleagues did not like “Bad Cinderella.” However, the performance I recently attended was sold out and that often undervalued pundit known as “the audience” …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 04:16PM

The Late Terrence McNally Pens Note on RAGTIME: 'It's All For Marin Tonight'

Last night, the best of Broadway gathered at the Minskoff Theatre for the years-in-the-making Ragtime reunion concert benefitting the Entertainment Community Fund. You can read the late Terr…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:36AM

NEWS: Peter Pruyn brings his autobiographical play Up: One Man’s Journey to Feminism across the pond to the London Fringe by Featured Content

What does it take for a man to become a feminist – and why does it matter? In seven diverse and poignant vignettes from his own life, Peter Pruyn (pronounced “prine”), an American trau…

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Beaux’ Stratagem’ by The Rude Mechanicals at Greenbelt Arts Center by Sue Tilberry

What does a play from the 1700s have in common with a 70s sitcom? Not a lot, really, other than the fact that few people in the audience remember the culture of either. It is an odd pairing,…

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

Parade by Elyse Trevers

photo by Joan Marcus Most shows on Broadway begin with an announcement reminding the audience to turn off phones and recording devices. The revival of the musical “Parade” begins with a …

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Revivals, Recreations or Revisals... by JK

I'm old enough to remember a time when revivals of classic shows were near exact duplicates of the original. Think Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! re-staged every few years to match Gower Ch…

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Review: Hulu's UP HERE Stays Up There But Forgets To Come Down Here

In the final analysis, while it's true that we find it all a little too twee, Bobby's prediction is that the audience it finds will love it enough to get it to a second season...

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:18AM
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Bed to crime to bed by Kelly Kleiman

Directors have two jobs: to help the audience understand what the play is about and to stage it so the audience can see it. Director Fred Anzevino has failed at both here. The Threepenny Ope…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Karen Mason @ Birdland by Barry Gordin

By: Maryann Lopinto March 23, 2023: Karen Mason returned to Birdland on Monday recreating her “ALL THAT JAZZ” the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb which she debuted there almost a yea…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:08AM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Moving Zoetic Stage’s Musical Is Far More Than Next To Normal by Bill Hirschman

This Zoetic production of Next To Normal – easily one of the finest in its history -- blesses the audience with a deeply affecting meld of fluid staging, glorious music and five superb per…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 12:43PM

The Best We Could **** by Barry Gordin

By: Isa Goldberg March 21, 2023: Emily Feldman’s new play, “The Best We Could " (a family tragedy), at The Manhattan Theatre Club, while contemporary in style, harkens back to classic…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 04:33AM
Sunday, March 19, 2023

The week in theatre: five stars for Guys & Dolls, plus Marjorie Prime and The Tragedy of Macbeth – review

Bridge; Menier Chocolate Factory; Southwark Playhouse, LondonThe audience is swept along with the action in Nicholas Hytner’s thrillingly immersive new Guys and Dolls; Nancy Carroll and An…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:30AM
Friday, March 17, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Gloria: A Life’ at Theater J by Jeannette Mulherin

‘”Gloria: A Life” at Theater J takes the audience on a journey through second-wave feminism with feminist icon Gloria Steinem (Susan Lynskey) as guide while she reflects on her youth a…

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A DOLL’S HOUSE – scenes from a marriage 1879/2023 by Oscar E Moore

Be prepared.  Jessica Chastain is spectacular as Nora Helmer.  As she sits seemingly spellbound in a chair on a bare stage, dressed in dark blue, alone with her striking profile and red ha…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 06:44AM
Thursday, March 16, 2023

Robbie Fairchild performs at Broadway Backwards 2023 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

With moves like that, our heart belongs to Robbie Fairchild. He and the #BroadwayBackwards ensemble had the audience swooning to ""My Heart Belongs to Daddy"" from Leave It to Me! as they sa…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:00AM
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Lea Salonga at Broadway Backwards 2023 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

A vibrant air of support and community flooded #Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre last night as the incomparable Lea Salonga led the #BroadwayBackwards ensemble in a tender rendition of "Lo…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:43AM
Monday, March 13, 2023


Ethel Shutta belting out “Broadway Baby” in “Follies” (1971).March 13, 2013: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler When the musical Follies opened on Broadway in 1971, a show …

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Sunday, March 12, 2023

War Dreamer by Scotty Bennett

"War Dreamer" is a compelling exploration into the psychology of a female veteran who served in Iraq. It is a depiction of the struggles of a veteran to make sense of the memories, nightmare…

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

‘Parade’ cancels March 11 evening performance by Ruthie Fierberg

The March 11 evening performance of Broadway’s “Parade” was canceled due to technical difficulties, producers have confirmed. The 8:00 p.m. show at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre was ca…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:29PM

A Doll’s House ****, The Best We Could (a family tragedy) **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward March 11, 2023: Before Jamie Lloyd’s minimalist and strangely powerful revival of A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s prophetic proto-feminist masterpiece, begins, audi…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:02PM

Public Obscenities by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Shayok Misha Chowdhury’s "Public Obscenities" having its world premiere at the Soho Rep is an immersive story into Bengali culture in Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta. Directed by the a…

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Get a 1st Look at How Here Lies Love is Reconfiguring the Broadway Theatre by Meg Masseron

The upcoming disco musical has carved out a dance floor in the middle of the audience.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:59AM


Dual record set for “Sondheim: A Musical Tribute,” or as it’s commonly known, the “Scrabble Album” (1973).March 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler On March 11,…

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