Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Become a Newfoundlander & Celebrate Come From Away's Broadway Return by Caitlin Moynihan

Broadway audiences can officially become Newfoundlanders once again as Come From Away resumed Broadway performances on September 21. The cast, featuring Joel Hatch, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smit…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:12PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Review: ‘The Infinite Wrench’ is back on the Neo-Futurist stage without missing a beat by Jerald Pierce

The basics remain the same: The Neo-Futurists ensemble attempts to perform 30 short plays in 60 minutes, with the order of the plays determined by the audience.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 02:46PM

The Last of the Love Letters **1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 21, 2021: At first, Ngozi Anyanwu’s The Last of the Love Letters seems like a conventional breakup story. The audience enters the Atlantic Theater Company’…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:36AM
Sunday, September 19, 2021

CONNECT from "The Danger Year" (music and lyrics by Georgia Stitt) by Georgia Stitt

CONNECT Music and Lyrics by GEORGIA STITT Opening Number of "The Danger Year" Produced at College Light Opera Company, August 2021 Hunter Foster, Director Andrea Grody, Music Director Caitli…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:46AM
Saturday, September 18, 2021

That goofy guy Patton Oswalt kicks off Kennedy Center comedy season by Mara Bayewitz

He slayed the audience for over an hour and got a standing O.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:12PM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Wicked Reopening Night on Broadway by NewYorkTheater

"Wicked" returns to Broadway, 18 years after it first opened, and 18 months after the pandemic shut it down, with both the first and the latest Glinda (Kristin Chenoweth and Ginna Claire Mas…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:50PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda Welcomes Back ‘Hamilton’ Audience With Indoor And Outdoor Speeches – Video by Bruce Haring

Mark Lin-Manuel Miranda as grateful for Broadway’s return. The creator of smash-hit musical Hamilton went all-out to welcome the returning audience, singing outside the theater and then ma…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:42PM

See Ana Villafañe, Bianca Marroquín & the Cast of Chicago Bring Razzle Dazzle Back to Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Whoopee! Chicago, the long-running musical, returned to Broadway's Ambassador Theatre on September 14. Starring Ana Villafañe as Roxie Hart and Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly, the produc…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:54PM

The Circle of Life Returns to Broadway with Disney's The Lion King by Caitlin Moynihan

If you can feel the love tonight, it's because Disney's The Lion King is officially back on Broadway! The Tony-winning musical resumed performances at the Minskoff Theatre on September 14 an…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:54PM

Norm Macdonald made you laugh by doing almost nothing | David Baddiel by David Baddiel

The standup, most famous for Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, could make the familiar feel strange and new Norm Macdonald, former SNL cast member, dies at 61 It was Frank Skinner who f…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:32AM

VIDEO: THE LION KING Returns to Broadway- Watch Highlights!

Broadway is officially back with four more musicals triumphantly making their return to the stage last night, September 14. The circle of life continues at the Minskoff Theatre, where the ca…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:30AM

Hamilton's First Night Back on Broadway: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda's Emotional Speech by TheaterMania

Lin-Manuel Miranda surprised the crowd at Hamilton on September 14 with a heartfelt opening speech welcoming the audience back to the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the first time in 18 months.…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:12AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of Broadway's Pass Over by Caitlin Moynihan

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's Pass Over celebrated its opening night on September 12. Although the play moved up its opening night date to August 22, the production celebrated the originall…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:06PM

People You Should Know . . . Orietta Crispino by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Gaia Squarci) Orietta Crispino is the Artistic Director of Theaterlab. Born in Italy, she graduated from the prestigious Piccolo Teatro School in Milan, where she worked with the m…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 12:32PM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

The week in theatre: Frozen; Rockets and Blue Lights – review by Susannah Clapp

Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Dorfman, LondonWill the West End ever let go of this glinting new adaptation of the beloved Disney film. Back in the real world, a telling historical mashup from Wi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54AM
Friday, September 10, 2021

‘Really keeps the audience emotionally invested’: FROZEN THE MUSICAL – Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

As much as it is visually spectacular, Frozen the Musical also has added depth to the story that makes it feel more poignant than the film.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Broadway Show: Krystal Joy Brown on HAMILTON's 'Rock Concert' Energy by Broadway.com

Krystal Joy Brown is getting ready to take the stage again as Eliza Hamilton when the Tony-winning hit resumes Broadway performances. Here, she talks about the emotional connection her chara…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:24PM

JFK Creative Portraits: Jinglin Jingan (Winner) by The Kennedy Center

To reflect on the legacy of John F. Kennedy on the occasion of the Center’s 50th Anniversary, young artists (ages 14–26) from across the United States were invited to submit an all-origi…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:42PM
Saturday, September 4, 2021

WAITRESS Sets New House Record at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre

The first musical to return to Broadway, Waitress opened to a sold-out audience on Thursday, September 2, receiving a standing ovation before the performance even began! The audience leapt t…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:14AM
Friday, September 3, 2021

‘Pass Over’ Breakout Namir Smallwood on His Long Road to Broadway by Brent Lang

When Namir Smallwood took the stage for the first preview of his first show on Broadway, the audience gave him and his “Pass Over” co-star Jon Michael Hill a thunderous standing ovation.…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:43PM

Raise a Cup! Go Inside the Reopening Night of Tony-Winning Hadestown on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Audiences returned to go way down to Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre for the first time since the Broadway shutdown. After performing the Tony-winning hit, the cast and creative team we…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:42PM

Monologues by finalists in the ‘Hear Me Out’ competition to be presented online by Deb Miller

This year’s second annual Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition – founded by Roland Tec in 2020, to encourage exploration of the monologue form and to expand the audience for ne…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:17PM

Watch Amanda Kloots Join Sara Bareilles and the Cast of Waitress for a Tribute to Nick Cordero by Talaura Harms

The cast led the audience in a sing-along of Cordero's original rock song "Live Your Life."

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:30AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

‘Gentle, life-affirming production’: Around The World In 80 Days – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (Online review) by John Chapman

Around The World In 80 Days is best known for the iconic 1956 David Niven film rather than the original novel by the prolific French writer Jules Verne; this version seeks to restore the ori…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Review: Hold Me Close, Camden Fringe by Órla Quilligan

Review: Hold Me Close, Camden Fringe 3.0Overall Score Hold Me Close plays at the Canal Cafe Theatre in Little Venice as part of the Camden Fringe. Located above the Bridge House pub, the aud…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 08:54AM
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Oh, what a show by ‘The Doo Wop Project’ at BRT! by Deb Miller

The rain held off, the show went on, and, oh, what a show! NYC-based The Doo Wop Project delivered a spectacular finale to Bristol Riverside Theatre’s William Penn Bank Summer Music Fest w…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:58PM
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Review: Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia, Almeida Theatre by Asia C

Review: Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia, Almeida Theatre4.0Overall ScoreThe hum of the audience stops abruptly as the sun which hangs over the set glares unbearably bright. Then, w…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 04:18PM

‘Consistently holds the audience’s attention’: MAY QUEEN – Paines Plough Roundabout by Laura Kressly

Leigh’s doing her GCSEs but all she and the girls at school can talk about is the upcoming May Day event, where Leigh’s playing the May Queen.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Friday, August 27, 2021

Pass Over on Broadway Review: Fiery, Foul, Funny, Flawed…and First! by New York Theater

“Pass Over” is more than just a foul-mouthed, funny, beautifully acted and blisteringly pointed play about two Black men stuck on a street corner, menaced by white men. It arrives on Bro…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:48PM

She Thought She'd Be in the Audience That Night at Rent. She Ended Up Playing Mimi. by Dan Meyer

Performer Gabriela Garcia saved the day at U.K.'s Hope Mill Theatre, stepping in with just a few hours' notice.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:43AM

Cirque Berserk review – big thrills from the big top by Lyndsey Winship

Garrick theatre, LondonKnives, flames and adrenaline aplenty lift this daredevil circus show. The stunts impress but the overblown presentation needs an update A basic circus truth: everythi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:18AM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54