Monday, June 24, 2019

Robert Icke: 'British theatre often thinks of itself as church' by Mark Fisher

As his bold new Oedipus heads to Edinburgh, the director discusses revamping Sophocles and the ‘poisonous nostalgia’ behind Brexit The teenagers in the audience are all squirms and giggl…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Making Your Broadway Debut by Mo Brady

by Anna Altheide The Ensemblist spoke with five  actors (Nikhil  Saboo, Kimberly Dodson, Khadija Tariyan, Jack Sippe…

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‘I’m not sure why we are approaching Broadway prices’: 10 questions for 10 years – Rebecca Caine by Ian Foster

Canadian soprano and OG Cosette, Rebecca Caine  Rebecca Caine may have been in a couple of musicals you’ve heard of before, but my introduction to her was through Tête à Tête’s insp…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Review: Second City’s America; It’s Complicated. Politics and humor blended masterfully by Dan Desai Martin

The new Second City comedy show, America; It’s Complicated, takes aim at liberals, conservatives, and independents, leaving the audience exhausted from laughter while perhaps noodling a fe…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

“Singing Our Lives” at Royal Festival Hall, London by Blouin Artinfo

Royal Festival Hall, London is all set to celebrate the Refugee Week 2019 by hosting “Singing Our Lives” on June 23, 2019.The website of Refugee Week informs that the theme “You, me an…

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“The Living Room” at the Fringe by Pauline Adamek

Theatre Review by Brian Sonia-Wallace. Clown co-conspirators Amrita Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldati have created a madcap piss-take clothed in the profundity of death. The audience enters to a ve…

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WATCH: Brexit wins the audience vote, Adam Masters is the man to beat Bojo by Featured Content

What happens after the #ToryLeadershipContest? Tom Salinksy and Robert Khan's Brexit [the play] has some hysterical - and worryingly plausible - predictions. What have celebrity guests and a…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sam Jay review – SNL comic's contrarian takes on Trump and #MeToo by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonThe Saturday Night Live writer has skill but hits bum notes and wanders into incoherence at the end It takes more than a few smart routines to make a show. I left Boston …

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Dressed To Plunder, and Maybe Kill: Costuming Signature’s ‘Blackbeard’ by Ravelle Brickman

When the actor playing Blackbeard first appears on stage at the Signature Theatre in the new musical bearing his name, smoke literally curls out of his matted black hair. It’s a terrifying…

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The Damned review – Ivo van Hove's Third Reich thriller is riveting by Michael Billington

Barbican, LondonThis adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1969 film, performed by the Comédie-Française, is full of startling set pieces When Luchino Visconti’s movie, The Damned, opened i…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Lin-Manuel Mirands’s Coming Back To Broadway by Artsjournal

The show combines singing, rapping, comedy, beat-boxing and human percussion, with the performers taking suggestions from the audience to create “humorous bits, instantaneous songs and rif…

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Hadestown Wins Actors' Equity Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus by Andy Lefkowitz

Actors' Equity Association has announced the 2019 Tony-winning musical Hadestown as winner of the 13th annual Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee …

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300 Shows: Guilty Pleasures and the Worst Shows by JK

Ah, reminiscing... So, over the first 300 Broadway shows, I've enjoyed many a show that others dislike. You know the ones I'm talking about - shows that are "too popular," "too silly," or a …

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‘Naturally engages the audience’s empathy’: WOKE – Battersea Arts Centre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell, Woke connects the experiences of the civil rights movement in the 1960s-70s with events of the present day.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of an acclaimed off-Broadway run, Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced a Broadway engagement of Freestyle Love Supreme, the high-energy show that blends hip-hop, improvisational th…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

History and future of jazz dance in ‘Transmission’ documentary by Admin

What is jazz dance? As dancers, we’ve likely either taken a jazz class or been in the audience of a jazz performance. But the roots of this art form are deeper and more complex than, perha…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Much Ado About Nothing by Wendy Caster

This isn't exactly a review because I wasn't able to see the whole show. But here are some thoughts based on what I saw. The rhythms of African-American casual conversation fit beautifully …

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Review: The Cheviot, the Stag & the Black, Black Oil, Live Theatre by Lauren Vevers

Review: The Cheviot, the Stag & the Black, Black Oil, Live Theatre4.0starsRarely does an evening at the theatre involve dancing. Cèlildh dancing, no less. The Cheviot, the Stag and the …

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Call Answered: Ilaria Della Bidia: Cutting Room Concert 6/21 and Touring with Andrea Bocelli by Adam Rothenberg

Ilaria Della Bidia is an Italian singer who has toured the world with renowned Tenor Andrea Bocelli for the past eight years. She can sing in 10 different languages including Italian, Englis…

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‘Little in this piece that grabs the audience’: THE STARRY MESSENGER – West End ★★★ by Jonathan Baz

There are momentary gasps and occasional laughs in The Starry Messenger but ultimately this is a stretched out evening at the theatre, albeit one with a starry cast.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Wunderage by Arts Review

An astonishing spectacle told through breathtaking physical feats, heart-stirring live music and honest humour, Circus Oz and Company 2 will create a mesmerising world with the premiere of W…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Gypsy’ by 2nd Star Productions by Norah Dick

The audience at last Saturday’s Tony Awards Ceremony were treated to a karaoke performance of “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” sung by the indelible Billy Porter. The number was a lov…

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Magic as Medium by Vanessa Cate

Magic as Medium Reviewed by Katie Buenneke Underground Annex Through June 28 RECOMMENDED Almost every time he does a trick, magician Siegfried Tieber seems as delighted and surprised as…

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Psychedelics, dance steps and giant snakes: inside the ayahuasca show by Lyndsey Winship

Ino Moxo, Peruvian choreographer Oscar Naters’s new show, aims to faithfully recreate the ritual experience of taking ayahuasca – so much so the performers took the hallucinogen in rehea…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

To be (onstage) or not to be (onstage) by John Chapman

Last night I found myself both onstage and in the audience at the same time – neat trick if you can do it and I have done… on more than one occasion.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Dying City by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Under Shinn’s direction, Winstead making her stage debut is very low-key, almost as an observer in her own story. True she works as a therapist, one who tries not to reveal her personal fe…

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To the World We Dream About! Hadestown Toasts Eight Tony Wins by Eric King

We know one Broadway company who was livin' it up on top Tony Awards weekend! With 14 nominations and eight wins, including Best Musical, Hadestown was the most awarded show of last season. …

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Odds & Ends: Nikki M. James Joins 24 Hour Musicals Event & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Nikki M. James & More Join 24 Hour Musicals Event More stars have signed on to perform in this year's 24 Hour Musicals, set…

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Handbagged **** by Barry Gordin

“Two for Tea” By: Samuel L. Leiter June 12, 2019: If you enjoyed any of the several film, theatre, and TV examinations of Queen Elizabeth II, in particular the 2013 play The Audi…

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Indecent is a masterful, exquisitely rendered piece of storytelling: EW review by Maureen Lee Lenker

Paula Vogel’s Indecent uses the production history of a little-known Yiddish play to get at haunting truths about the paradoxical nature of storytelling. In the world of Indecent, theater …

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Gwen & Ida: The Object is of No Importance fails to connect art worlds by Kate Colwell

The title Gwen & Ida: The Object is of No Importance comes from a painter’s refrain to a film director that the subject of your art doesn’t matter, only that you make it. To this end…

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