Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Alex Brightman on Beetlejuice Being a 'Secret Society' on Broadway, Perfecting His Ghostly Character & More by Caitlin Moynihan

You're going to want to say Alex Brightman's name three times after seeing him star as the titular demon in Beeltejuice on Broadway. Brightman is returning to the Winter Garden Theatre in th…

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Review: ‘Come From Away’ at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre by John Harding

Ideally, Come From Away should be seen in the round, with the audience gathered so close by that it can share the claustrophobia, fear and love of all those grounded passengers. It’s a pit…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

“The Most Important Night Of My Life” by Mo Brady

Tootsie at the Marriott Marquis Theatre Review by Mo Brady As the final sequence of Tootsie begins, members of the show…

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‘Fancy Free’ Doesn’t Seem So Delightful After #MeToo — Should It Be Retired? by Artsjournal1

In 2019, the Bernstein-Robbins ballet about three sailors on shore leave looks rather like “a case study in rape culture,” writes Lea Marshall, who took a group of undergraduate dance st…

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The Bard stuff: actors reveal their favourite Shakespeare character by Andrew Dickson

To mark the Stratford playwright’s birthday, Ophelia Lovibond, Paapa Essiedu, Jade Anouka, Roger Allam and John Kani discuss the roles they love best The great thing about Shakespeare is t…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Gabriel Jason Dean by Zack Calhoon

Gabriel Jason Dean’s plays include TRIGGERED, IN BLOOM, TERMINUS, QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT, HEARTLAND, The Transition of Doodle Pequeño, MARIO & THE COMET (a musical), OUR NEW TOWN (a …

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Conference Call: Amy Marcs' "Nice T!ts" Celebrity Reading at The Triad by Adam Rothenberg

Three years ago I was introduced to Amy Marcs, a performer/playwright, who’s incredibly moving and humorous play Nice T!ts, about Amy’s journey with Breast Cancer, made me a forever fan …

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Sofie Hagen: ‘Fat is a neutral word – I want us to reclaim it’ by Coco Khan

In her first book, the Danish comedian is calling for fat liberation – and happiness. She talks about anti-capitalism, abuse and how her view of her body changed overnightSofie Hagen no lo…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Pop-Up Theatre Can Change Lives by Artsjournal2

When Fiona Shaw decided to perform excerpts from T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland” in (and near) an empty fountain in Central Park, she didn’t want it announced – and there was only a b…

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The week in theatre: A German Life; Sweet Charity; Three Sisters – review by Susannah Clapp

Bridge; Donmar Warehouse; Almeida, LondonMaggie Smith makes a triumphant return to the stage as Joseph Goebbels’s former personal secretary, while Anne-Marie Duff hits the high notes “Le…

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Night of 100 Solos review – Merce Cunningham lives on by Sara Veale

Barbican, LondonA star-packed tribute honours the choreographer’s ground-breaking approach to technique and staging The late Merce Cunningham, ever the innovator, once declared dance to be…

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Hadestown's Patrick Page on Finding the Humanity in Dark Characters and Reuniting with Reeve Carney on Stage by Caitlin Moynihan

Patrick Page has been bringing Hades, the god of the underworld, to life on stage in Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown since its New York Stage premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. Orig…

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‘Exactly how a small-scale musical should be done’: AMELIE THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★★ by Shanine Salmon

Amelie is a magical show; with puppets, flying lampshades, a singing gnome and terrifying figs. I couldn’t fault it, and judging from the audience reaction, they couldn’t either.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

BWW Review: Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow Debate The Art of Getting Elected in Lucas Hnath's Political Fan Fiction HILLARY AND CLINTON by Michael Dale

'If the universe is infinite,' Laurie Metcalf, playing Laurie Metcalf, explains to the audience at the outset of Lucas Hnath's sharp and funny bit of political fan fiction, Hillary and Clint…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

'Hillary and Clinton' on Broadway revists politics' most painful paradox, with the help of Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow by Chris Jones

“Can I touch you?” John Lithgow’s Bill asks Laurie Metcalf’s Hillary. If looks could kill, the audience for playwright Lucas Hnath’s “Hillary and Clinton” at Broadway’s Golde…

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Hillary and Clinton: Couples Therapy, for the Audience by Jesse Oxfeld

★★★★ Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow, and what we'd like to think the power pair say behind closed doors The post Hillary and Clinton: Couples Therapy, for the Audience appeared first o…

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A Sibling Sleeper: ‘Benny & June’ at Paper Mill Playhouse by Matthew Wexler

'Benny & Joon,' another movie-to-musical adaptation, hits the Paper Mill Playhouse stage. This time the creators as well as the audience are in the dark. The post A Sibling Sleeper: ‘B…

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The Cher Show Star Stephanie J. Block on Her Deep Talk with Cher, Her New Attitude & More on Show People by

Stephanie J. Block is a Broadway powerhouse who made her Great White Way debut portraying Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz. She went on to star in Wicked, The Pirate Queen, 9 to 5 and Anyth…

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Citizens of Mockingbird: Dakin Matthews on the Good Old Boy Who Rules Over the Courtroom with Wisdom and Wit by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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“Where is Peter Rabbit?” at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London by Blouin Artinfo

The musical features voices of Griff Rhys James and Mariam Margolyes. In a review by The London Theatre, the website states, “Celebrating the author and her original characters during the …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hadestown by Liz Wollman

It's a sad song It's a sad tale, it's a tragedy It's a sad song But we sing it anyway 'Cause here's the thing:  To know how it ends  And still begin to sing it again As if it might turn o…

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The Cher Show Star Stephanie J. Block on Her Deep Dressing Room Talk with Cher, Her New Attitude & More on Show People by

Stephanie J. Block is a Broadway powerhouse who made her Great White Way debut portraying Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz. She went on to star in Wicked, The Pirate Queen, 9 to 5 and Anyth…

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I watch plays for a living. The most dramatic moments aren’t always onstage. by Peter Marks

A career as a professional member of the audience is rewarding, except for the time someone threw up on me.

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Oklahoma! by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Like John Doyle’s reconceived musical revivals ("Allegro," "Passion," "Pacific Overtures," "Carmen Jones," "The Cradle Will Rock"), Fish’s production is minimalist but with a difference.…

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Off-Broadway Review: All Our Children by Laurenyarger

John Glover, Karl Kenzler and Sam Lila. Photo: Maria-Baranova All Our ChildrenBy Stephen UnwinDirected by Ethan McSweeny  Sheen Center, through May 12 By Lauren Yarger What's It All About?…

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Call Answered: Michael Einav: "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish" by Adam Rothenberg

This past February I went to see the hit Off-Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. The night I went, I was expecting to see Drew Seigla in the role of Perchik, but instead, I was …

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Jeremy Pope is Broadway's MVP this season, and that's an amazing thing by David Canfield

It’s been a remarkable year so far for Jeremy Pope. The 26-year-old actor made his resounding Broadway debut to kick off 2019 with the Jan. 8 opening of Choir Boy, written by Oscar winner…

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Rehearsing with the Queen of "Razzle Dazzle" by Mo Brady

by Colt Adam Weiss Colt Adam Weiss (right, with Gary Chryst and Ann Reinking) …

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‘MacMahon quickly establishes a rapport with the audience’: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) – The Vaults ★★★★ by Debbie Gilpin

A clash of extremes, as hilarious moments mingle with serious and dramatic ones. A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) at The Vaults is an enjoyable show with an important message to…

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Casting announced for Peter Morgan’s The Audience at Nuffield Southampton Theatres by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Full casting has been announced  for the Nuffield Southampton Theatres production of Peter Morgan's The Audience. This post Casting announced for Peter Morgan’s The Audien…

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