Thursday, November 7, 2019

Pale Sister review – Colm Tóibín and Lisa Dwan's twist on Antigone by Helen Meany

Gate, DublinThe acclaimed writer’s version of the Greek tragedy focuses on her sister Ismene, with plenty of modern relevances Colm Tóibín’s new version of the Greek tragedy Antigone d…

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

My Year of Having It All by Angela Tricarico

by Nili Bassman Nili Bassman …

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird to open in West End next year by Chris Wiegand

The West Wing writer’s play will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s novel The hit Broadway play of To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted by The West Wing writ…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Magic Time!: Mosaic’s brazenly brainy ‘Theory’ is both a treatise and a treat by John Stoltenberg

Academia has inspired several thematically penetrating plays featuring female protagonists—the two teachers falsely accused of being lesbian lovers, for instance, in Lillian Hellman’s 19…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Drawing, Dancing, And Deradicalization by Artsjournal2

Can a madrasa that teaches children of suicide bombers to draw and dance help them get deprogrammed from hours and hours of militant videos? The school is sure trying, but “when they first…

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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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#TBT: OBCR: Finding Neverland by JK

The Peter Pan story resonates with me much like Harry Potter resonates with the generations after mine (for the record, I love Harry Potter). And the Peter Pan story has come in many forms, …

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

"When Broadway Called" feat. The Lightning Thief by Angela Tricarico

Today on our blog, we welcome some of the ensemblists from The Lightning Thief to Broadway and learn about their journeys to the Great White Way. Izzy Figueroa (U/S Grover, Chiron) …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Out of Sorts review at Theatre503, London – ‘tender, well-observed and generous’ by Natasha Tripney

As is so often the case with the children of immigrants, Zara presents different versions of herself to the world. There’s the

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Marshall Efron, Star Of Idiosyncratic TV Comedies, Dead At 81 by Artsjournal1

“An actor and humorist, [he] was a core figure in two of the quirkiest television shows of the 1970s, The Great American Dream Machine and the children’s program Marshall Efron’s Illus…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Kylie M. Brown by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Dior Lamar Mills) Kylie M. Brown (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director of new work and literary manager for Normal Ave. She is currently curating the NAPseries of new work for No…

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Monday, September 23, 2019

See acting legend Paddington Bear in his first stage show by Marc Snetiker

Critically acclaimed actor and bear community leader Paddington will make his first major appearance on stage this December — and should you not be lucky enough to accrue a ticket through …

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Review: Big The Musical, Dominion Theatre by Suzannah Ball

Review: Big The Musical, Dominion Theatre2.0starsBig The Musical, doesn’t feel big, it feels hollow. Big follows the journey of a young Josh Baskin (Jamie O’Connor) until, as Tom Hanks d…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Betrayal by John Simon

We have here Robert, a publisher; his best friend, Jerry, a literary agent; Emma, Robert’s sassy wife, a gallerist, for seven years Jerry’s clandestine mistress, but no longer so for two…

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Rio De Janeiro’s Mayor Tries To Censor A Marvel Book With A Gay Kiss, But The Court Blocks Him by Artsjournal2

Predictable results of the homophobic censorship attempt (which was headed off by the judge as an issue of freedom of expression): “Copies of the comic book, Avengers: The Children’s Cru…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Stephen Cole Interview: "Merman's Apprentice" + "Casper The Friendly Musical" by Adam Rothenberg

I first met award-winning musical theatre writer Stephen Cole in 2015/2016 when his show Merman’s Apprentice (with music by David Evans) was making his NYC debut at Birdland. I had so much…

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Helping Dreamers Restore The Light by Angela Tricarico

By Calli McRae Pip’s Island Working at Pip’s Island is unl…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Announces CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL World Premiere

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's world-premiere of CASPER THE FRIENDLY MUSICAL flies into the Taft Theatre October 12-October 21, 2019 and kicks off TCT's 100th birthday celebration se…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Cast Singing In Aisle Foils Man's Attempt To Sneak Out of Middle School Production by Broadway Beat

by Gabie Barnes. @anacrusisnt. ITHACA, New York. — Local uncle Joel Watterson, 38, attempted to sneak out of Ulysses S. Grant Middle School’s production of “Seussical the Musical JR.…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Mr Gum & the Dancing Bear at the National Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Mr Gum & the Dancing Bear, Andy Stanton and Jim Fortune’s musical based on the children’s books. It continues in rep at the Nationa…

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

‘Wonderfully colourful & lively’: MY SON PINOCCHIO JR – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Seimi Campell’s production for the British Theatre Academy of My Son Pinocchio Jr is filled with magic – particularly when it comes to being visually creative to keep the children in the…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Adventures on Pip's Island by Angela Tricarico

by Lola Clifton Lola Clifton with her mom, Pretty Woman’s Ellyn Marie Marsh …

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Children review – a toxic past refuses to remain buried by Clare Brennan

Theatre by the Lake, KeswickLucy Kirkwood’s domestic-seeming drama has the steely underpinning of a Greek tragedy A visitor arrives at a cottage by the sea – unexpected but not unknown. …

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Theater Review: “The Children” — Scientists Under Pressure by Helen Epstein

The production strikes a fine balance between comedy and seriousness, public and private concerns, bringing a complex and compelling play to vibrant life. The post Theater Review: “The Chi…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

'I don't trust dragons!': drama of the ages unfolds on London estates by Gregory Robinson

Immediate Theatre’s interactive twist on the St George story – performed by over-50s actors – is forging links between generations with shared experience On a sweltering hot day in an …

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Fringe Review: ‘meg jo beth amy & louisa’ by Tier5 by Liz Ruth-Brinegar

If you’re a fan of the children’s classic novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, you will adore this adaptation by Tier5 – and even if you’re not a fan or have never heard of…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

‘Us the Children of History’: Blanka Zizka on There by Seth Boyce

At first glance, Etel Adnan’s book-length poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other, isn’t a natural candidate for adaptation into a play. There are no clear…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Tackling diversity in children’s arts: what we’ve learned in a year by Artsjournal1

“Last year, The Spark Arts for Children launched Vital Spark, a four-year programme with an ambitious aim: to address the lack of diversity in the children’s arts sector. … At that poi…

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Purple museum gets new splash of color with LeRoy Neiman Art Studio by Anne Gelhaus

Staff at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose hope that young artists who visit the museum’s new studio space will be inspired by its namesake, LeRoy Neiman. “His art is very ap…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Photos: Children’s Discovery Museum unveils new art studio by Randy Vazquez

About a dozen kids and guest helped unveil the new LeRoy Neiman Art Studio at the Children's Discovery Museum with a series of paintings and a mural.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Dillon Brothers by Trav S.D.

There were ten Dillon siblings, six of whom went into show business, three of whom became quite famous. The family were raised in Cortland, New York, the children of Irish immigrants who in …

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