Tuesday, March 31, 2020

VIDEO: Ben Platt Performs 'You Will Be Found' From DEAR EVAN HANSEN on James Corden's HOMEFEST

Last night, CBS presented HOMEFEST: James Corden's LATE LATE SHOW SPECIAL, hosted by James Corden. One of the performers was Ben Platt, who sang a snippet of You Will Be Found from Dear E…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

For Commercial Dancers In Los Angeles, All Revenue Streams Are Gone by Artsjournal2

There’s no touring, no practicing for Coachella, no videos filming. There’s nothing. “As the entertainment business comes to a halt, commercial dancers and choreographers — the perf…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains by JK

Curtains was a unabashed old-fashioned Broadway musical. Big sets, lots of costumes, splashy production numbers and a large cast. The book boasted an impressive twelve principal roles and a …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Broadway Shows Close, Perform in Secret After Preacher's Son Contracts COVID-19 by Broadway Beat

by Justin Ayer. @JustinAyer (Twitter), @JustAyer (Instagram). NEW YORK, NY - It was announced today that all Broadway productions are canceled through April 12th, due to the city Preacher ad…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Moulin Rouge! Stars Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein Set for 92Y Conversation by Dan Meyer

The performers will talk about the smash musical currently on Broadway.

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Coachella And Stagecoach Festivals Trying To Reschedule To October by Artsjournal

Postponing the massive festival series until October is a huge endeavor involving hundreds of artists and their representatives, as well as hundreds of contractors and vendors and tens of th…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

IMPRESSIONS: Catherine Gaudet’s “The Fading of the Marvelous (L’affadissement du merveilleux)” at the 92nd Street Y by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Catherine Gaudet’s “The Fading of the Marvelous (L’affadissement du merveilleux)” at the 92nd Street Y, "The performers begin in a horizontal line, bare-chested, cla…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Broadway-Bound Britney Spears Musical Crowns Princess, Prince & Other Fairy Tale Royalty by Greg Evans

Once Upon a One More Time, the Broadway-bound musical set to Britney Spears songs has found its fairy tale cast, with Briga Heelan set to play Cinderella, Justin Guarini as Prince Charming a…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Francesca Hayward: ‘Criticism of Cats never upset me, the performers all share a sense of humour about it’ by Neil Norman

In three years, Francesca Hayward rose from the Royal Ballet’s first artist to principal in 2016. Last year she reached a new

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Oliver Twist for all the senses: Leeds makes Dickens fully accessible by Catherine Love

Deaf and disabled actors are bringing a fresh dimension to the much-loved tale in Leeds Playhouse’s new production. The creative team explain its ‘aesthetics of access’ Entering direct…

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Monday, February 24, 2020

People You Should Know . . . Mark Junek by Zack Calhoon

MARK JUNEK. George Street Playhouse debut came as Officer Paul Larkin in 2017's American Son. Other credits include Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus and The Performers on Broadway, Fran…

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Eight UK performers quarantined after evacuation from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship by Matthew Hemley

Eight UK performers are quarantined in a hospital in the Wirral having been evacuated from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship. The performers were

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Friday, February 21, 2020

West Side Story by Liz Wollman

While it seems that a good half the theater-going public in and around New York City hotly disagrees with me, I'm squarely in the camp that believes Ivo Van Hove's maximal minimalism fails …

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

West Side Story on Broadway: Pics by New York Theater

This fifth Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” opening tonight, is different from the previous productions of the modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet, with its multiracial cast of …

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Fan at Stage Door Furious Actor Won’t Take Picture, Donate Organs by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Hadestown super-fan Lydia Lewell relayed her disappointment this week after ensemble member Kenneth West, of whom Lewell considers herself a “st…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2020: the winners in full by Georgia Snow

Royal Ballet principals Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé were among the performers given top accolades at this year’s National Dance Awards. The

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Couples In Theatre 2020: These Creative Duos Keep It Collaborative

by Nicole Gluckstern Ah, love! For those of us in the arts, our love might contain ?multitudes,? encompassing a wide variety of creative partnerships. Here?s a snapshot of just four of the …

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Review: Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes). Immigrants celebrate…and remember. by New York Theater

The audience is invited to sing and dance along with the performers in an actual fandango, which is a lively, spontaneous, communal musical celebration. But that’s only after the 100 minut…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Especially the Dancers by Mo Brady

by Betsy Struxness Betsy Struxness …

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Bernadette Peters, Jason Gotay, J. Harrison Ghee Join Broadway Belts for PFF! by Dan Meyer

The performers will sing alongside previously announced stars Annaleigh Ashford, Beth Malone, and Caissie Levy.

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Dear West End Producer: ‘Is it possible to have a rehearsal where the performers sit in something other than a circle?’ by @westendproducer

Can we do rehearsals sat in various geometric shapes other than the time honoured, but widely overrated circle in future, please. It

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Review: Tarot, VAULT Festival by Joana Brito

Review: Tarot, VAULT Festival3.0starsThe cold and dark vaults are set on fire by this show. It is a warm, magical and sometimes breath-taking experience.  The audience sit in a semi-circle …

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Year Three of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The wizards, witches, and the Hogwarts Academy itself continue to cast their spell at the Lyric Theatre as producers of the two-part hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced the …

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Manipulate festival review – dazzlingly inventive and extravagantly bizarre by Mark Fisher

Summerhall, Edinburgh Annual festival of visual theatre delivers a busy mix of puppetry, silent comedy, modern dance and the hard to define When you’re used to performing to four people, a…

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Extraordinary Wall [of Silence] review at the North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford – ‘compassionate and informative’ by Hannah Greenstreet

Ad Infinitum’s Extraordinary Wall [of Silence] opens with an arresting history lesson. In 1880, the performers tell us, the Milan Conference ruled

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker by Wendy Caster

One of the many joys of theatre is getting to experience how another person's brain and imagination work. Last night at La Mama, the brain and imagination belonged to Theodora Skipitares, w…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Social Media Influencers Are Changing The Face Of Dance by Artsjournal

Commercial dancers — the performers who animate music videos, films and TV shows — have long needed the right look, the right connections, expertise in the most popular styles and an age…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Desi Oakley Steps In For Act 2 as Jenna In WAITRESS London Following Lucie Jones' Return

After making her West End debut as Jenna in Waitress Desi Oakley again took to the West End stage last night in the lead role after Lucie Jones was unable to perform for Act 2 following he…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

These Musicians Moved To A Dying Village, Hoping To Revive It. They Got Caught In The Culture Wars Instead. by Artsjournal1

“In 1997, a group of German classical musicians moved to the village of Klein Jasedow, a tiny, nearly abandoned hamlet close to the Baltic Sea. The performers were looking to escape the ca…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Call Answered: Barbara Maier Gustern: "If Music Be The Food of Love – A Benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen" by Adam Rothenberg

Barbara Maier Gustern is an actress/singer turned voice teacher. She is one of NYC’s most sought-after vocal coaches. From music to Broadway to the downtown avant-garde, her roster of stud…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Top 10 of 2019 by Nicole Serratore

By the numbers for 2019:174 shows seen (down from 203 last year)27% of work seen by artists of color (up from 25% last year) 62% of work seen by underrepresented artists (up from 50% last ye…

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