Friday, October 18, 2019

‘Short & sharp thriller’: FAST – Park Theatre by Luca Molinari

While Fast did feel like it dragged at some points, the clever use of a projector screen and off-stage narration works hard to bring the audience back.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Call Answered: Becky O'Brien: "Britain's Got Talent" + "A Garland For Judy" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

When I was sent the video of Becky O’Brien singing Judy Garland’s “Over The Rainbow” on Season 9 of Britain’s Got Talent, I, like Simon Cowell, was blown away by her performance! W…

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Tina star Adrienne Warren on learning from Tina Turner and playing her on Broadway by Sarah Rodman

When she finally sat down with Tina Turner, the larger-than-life rock goddess she plays in the just opened Broadway musical, Adrienne Warren was taken aback by how much they had in common. …

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See Who’s Starring in the Lileana Blain-Cruz-Helmed Revival of Fefu and Her Friends by Olivia Clement

The Obie winner directs the María Irene Fornés play, in which the audience will be split up into groups, at TFANA.

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‘It’s all rather existential’: THE ICE CREAM BOYS – Jermyn Street Theatre by Laura Kressly

The Ice Cream Boys is an informative glimpse into South African politics and racial issues but it’s not clear what message the audience is meant to take away.

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MIAF: The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes by Arts Review

Geelong’s Back-to Back has once again graced the Melbourne International Arts Festival stage with a hard-hitting and unashamedly honest work. The stage is set for a town hall meeting; fami…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Kevin Cahoon Interview: "GLOW" + "Rocky Horror" at Bucks County Playhouse by Adam Rothenberg

In 2013, I got to interview the cast of The Rocky Horror Show, prior to their run at Bucks County Playhouse. One of the actors in that cast was GLOW’s Season 3 break-out star Kevin Cahoon.…

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Diary: Too much sex and booze in shows? Blame the audience by Tabard

It’s not been a good week for theatre. Not in terms of what’s on stage, you understand, but rather what’s been happening

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Fall for Dance 2019: Program 5 by Joel Benjamin

Monica Bill Barnes totally changed the mood with her thoroughly delightful “The Running Show” which used physical contests as a metaphor for dance.  Barnes stood in the midst of sixteen…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Marisa Tomei gives her all to an unsatisfying revival of The Rose Tattoo by Lauren Morgan

Though Tennessee Williams is considered one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, humor is not the first thing you think of when his plays come to mind. So if you are more familia…

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Local kids learn to “Let it Go” onstage in Disney’s ‘Frozen Jr.’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Encore Stage & Studio has been working with local youth “to build lifelong appreciation for live theatre by involving young people in all aspects of theatre arts — onstage, backstage…

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The Sound Inside on Broadway by Broadway Direct

Everyone has a story—the question is how it ends. Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker returns to Broadway in this thrilling show that’s a New York Times Critic’s Pick. Backed…

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Oona Doherty review – a swaggering, graceful ode to working-class men by Lyndsey Winship

The Yard, LondonIn Hope Hunt and the Ascension Into Lazarus, the Northern Irish dancer embodies a group rarely explored in dance A car revs up outside the theatre and Oona Doherty tumbles ou…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Dove Cameron and Renée Fleming shine in staid The Light in the Piazza at L.A. Opera by Maureen Lee Lenker

The Light in the Piazza occupies a strange space somewhere in between musical theatre and opera, with its sweeping, operatic score paired with a more traditionally theatrical mode of storyte…

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IMPRESSIONS: Kathryn Posin Dance Company at the 92Y’s DIG DANCE — "Evolution," "Triple Sextet," and "Memoir" by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Kathryn Posin Dance Company at the 92Y’s DIG DANCE Evolution, Triple Sextet, Memoir : "Posin and the dancers deserve credit for carrying out the more experimental shapes in…

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What Does It Mean To Be An Audience, And How Does An Arts Institution ‘Develop’ It? by Artsjournal2

The idea of audience development as a solution has taken over everything in arts organizations, but there’s more to it, at least from the audience side. “Being an audience member means b…

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Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Darryl Reilly

Numb from two straight-through hours of far-right speechifying emoted in perpetual semi-darkness, the audience at "Heroes of the Fourth Turning" then endures a ghastly aria of despair by a L…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lynda Carter at The Appel Room by Sandi Durell

  by Adam Cohen   Lynda Carter regaled the audience within Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room Saturday night with songs that mattered to her.  Born in Arizona, Lynda Carter is best …

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Top London Stage This Month: Ian McKellen, Cher, Ariana Grande, Adrian Mole by Mark Beech

The London stage this month has a range of different performing artists of every age and type. Among them: Ian McKellen, 80; Cher, 73; Ariana Grande, 26; Little Simz, 25; and even Adrian Mol…

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Review: ‘Broadway Center Stage: Footloose’ at The Kennedy Center by Mara Bayewitz

Footloose, the 1984 movie starring everybody’s friend, Kevin Bacon, was a hit for many reasons, but one stood out over the others: dancing means life, and dancing gives meaning to life. Th…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Will Hochman on How a Basketball Injury Helped Him Win His The Sound Inside Role & 'Going Toe-to-Toe' with Mary-Louise Parker by Lindsey Sullivan

Will Hochman is making an A+ Broadway debut as gifted, mysterious Yale student Christopher in Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside at Studio 54. He originated the role at Williamstown Theatre Fes…

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Review: ‘Slave Play’ at the Golden Theatre by Deb Miller

Sitting in a theater for a two-hour-and-five-minute running time without intermission is not particularly comfortable for many audience members who might require a bathroom break or a chance…

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Call Answered: Trevor Bachman: "Shapeshifters: A Queer Comic Book Musical" at Joe's Pub by Adam Rothenberg

Composer Trevor Bachman is bringing a sampling of their new musical, Shapeshifters: A Queer Comic Book Musical to Joe’s Pub. The show is a fresh suite of songs and poetry shining light on …

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Spotlight On...Dani Franco by Michael Block

Name: Dani FrancoHometown: Raised in Colombia Born in VenezuelaEducation: Theater major degree In Casa del Teatro Nacional in Bogota/Colombia and acting for film and TV in New York conservat…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

West Side Story Movie Star Ariana DeBose on Why Theater Fans Will Fall in Love with the New Film by Caitlyn Gallip

Ariana DeBose is well known in the Broadway community for her Tony-nominated performance in Summer as well as her standout work in Bring It On, Hamilton, A Bronx Tale and more (not to men…

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David Byrne on bringing American Utopia to a more 'open-minded' Broadway by Maureen Lee Lenker

While jukebox musicals may never die (at least based on the enduring popularity of titles like Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia), Broadway is also expanding its space for pop and rock musicians, in…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Kiki with Queen's English by Jackson Cline

By Jackson Cline The Queen’s English Cast (L-R): Jordan D…

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Kate Berlant review – one of comedy’s most electrifying performers by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonIn the hilarious persona of a millennial narcissist blessing the audience with her precious jokes, Berlant’s impro-comedy is blazingly in-the-moment ‘This was incredi…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

MIAF: Wonders by Arts Review

It’s so bright, cramped and humid, it shouldn’t work. The audience are pressed together on haphazard wooden seats, there’s daylight outside (soon to be deafening torrential rain, but t…

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Rising Together: A Conversation with Margo Hall and Dave J. Abrams

by Lauren Spencer In advance of the upcoming TBA Awards Celebration, I chatted with this year?s hosts, Margo Hall and Dave J. Abrams. Hall is a veteran Bay Area artist who wears many hats i…

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People You Should Know . . . Farley Cadena by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Glover-Burk Photography) Farley Cadena is a vivacious and beloved musical theatre actress, well known for her wickedly funny roles in The Producers, 42nd Street, Thoroughly Moder…

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