Wednesday, December 11, 2019

‘A powerful comment on the flimsy whims of political allegiance’: UBU!: A SINGALONG SATIRE – Touring by Laura Kressly

With the stalls audience standing and the performers clamouring through the crowd and onto the stage, Kneehigh’s staging of Ubu! evokes a gig, a party and a political rally all in one.

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Freestyle Love Supreme Documentary to Debut at Sundance by Andy Lefkowitz

Sundance Institute has announced the world premiere of We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, a documentary charting the rise of Lin-Manuel Miranda's celebrated improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love S…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Review: In ‘42 FT,’ a Circus Shrunk to Fit by Alexis Soloski

At the new Cirque Mechanics show, the revolving ring, rotating ladders and spinning swings might not thrill, but the performers do.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

See Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, and More Preview Their Upcoming 54/Below Concerts by Nathan Skethway

The performers will bring their musical talent through the month of December and into the new year.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

“Freestyle Love Supreme” Faces Controversy After Accidentally Improvising Curse That Raises the Dead by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Broadway’s improvised hip-hop extravaganza Freestyle Love Supreme is facing controversy this week after the performers, who create a fresh, full…

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#TBT: Vintage Playbill: A Christmas Story: November 2012 by JK

I was at a distinct disadvantage when I saw A Christmas Story: The Musical. I had never seen A Christmas Story: The Movie! The good news is, the musical was wonderful, and though I may not h…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Pure Magic! Here's a First Look at The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

The Illusionists are giving a whole new meaning to holiday magic this season. The performers are wowing audiences in their latest show The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays, which is play…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Slava Snowshow - A Wonderful World to Visit by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Clowns exist in their own pocket universe. A point from which they can project everything from a childlike innocence to a bit of misguided whimsy, a can-do attit…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

‘The main treasures are the artists’: CIRCUS 1903 – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Circus 1903 gives a unique perspective of how it would have felt to watch an American circus over 100 years ago. This is done with the help of an amazing amalgamation of set, costumes, light…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

“Welcome to My Underworld:” Collective Creation Compellingly Articulates the Need for Empathy by Natasha Lomonossoff

Dramaturged and directed by native Kingston and award-winning playwright Judith Thompson, the collective creation Welcome to My Underworld consists of nine character pieces based on the perf…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Admiring Audrey II from the Inside by Mo Brady

by Mo Brady Eric Wright and Jonathan Groff in Little Shop o…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Review: Nosedive, Barbican by Joana Brito

Review: Nosedive, Barbican5.0starsEverything is vibrant and exciting about this show. It is a journey shared between the audience and the performers, a collaborative hope that everything wil…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Halftime = Intermission: NFL Releases Translation Guide for Theatre Fans Forced to Watch Football by Broadway Beat

by Erika Hakmiller. @ErikaFromMaine. NEW YORK, NY - The National Football League released today a new, official translation guide for theatre lovers who are put in situations where they may …

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Glimpse the Glamour of the Broadway-Bound New Musical Diana by Lindsey Sullivan

Hear ye, hear ye! Here's a first look at the cast of the Broadway-bound Diana, the new musical based on the real-life story of Diana, Princess of Wales. The show will star two-time Tony winn…

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Heidi Blickenstaff, Kara Lindsay, Gavin Lee, and More Set For Disney on Broadway Concert Series at Walt Disney World

According to News13, Disney World has revealed some of the performers set to appear in the Disney on Broadway concert series during Epcot International Festival of the Arts in January.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ryan McCartan, and More Preview Their Upcoming 54/Below Concerts by Dan Meyer

The performers will all bring their musical talent through the month of November.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Big Apple Circus - Thrills and Fun for All! by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The most important element of any circus is the ability to instill feelings of joy and amazement in its audience. Something Big Apple Circus, now beginning its 4…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme Announces One-Week Extension on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

It's a hit! Freestyle Love Supreme, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale and Tommy Kail, has announced a one-week extension to its Broadway run. Originally set to play its final …

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Big Apple Circus by Wendy Caster

Tired of the news? Depressed by the weird meanness of humans? Maybe you need a mini-vacation. Maybe you need to bask in the weird wonder of humans. Jayson Dominguez and the Wheel of DeathP…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Streaming Has Changed The Ways We Listen To Music by Artsjournal

At the moment, at least, people seem to prefer podcasts and music that make them feel as if they’re alone in the room with the performers. And that in turn has an appreciable effect on the…

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"An Evening With..." Eartha Kitt at The Green Room 42 by Angela Tricarico

by Anna Althiede In the immortal words of Eartha Kitt, “The price we pay for being true to ourselves is worth it.”  Though perhaps best commercially known as the voice behind the enduri…

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Macbeth by Wendy Caster

The production of Macbeth at the Classic Stage Company (CSC), directed and designed by John Doyle, is a streamlined affair. It runs 1:40 without an intermission; it has a cast of only nine …

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

MANSION – The Experience by Arts Review

Earlier this year, Bass Fam Creative brought us Matador – a beautiful exploration of love and lust through dance, circus, and burlesque. Despite Melbourne slipping out of summer then, the …

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Freestyle Love Supreme Shifts Broadway Schedule; Adds Four Wednesday Performances by Andy Lefkowitz

Freestyle Love Supreme, the improv sensation created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale, has added four 7:00pm Wednesday performances on November 13, November 20, Decem…

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Stephanie J. Block to Play Cabaret Engagement at Café Carlyle in 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

Stephanie J. Block, the beloved Broadway star who took home her first Tony Award this spring, is among the slate of performers scheduled to play cabaret engagements at New York City's Café …

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Little Baby Jesus review – Arinzé Kene's thrilling teens triumph by Miriam Gillinson

Orange Tree theatre, LondonStandup, storytelling and poetry combine in this brilliant show about an inner-city trio on the verge of adulthood Here is a play that will be racing through you, …

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation by Wendy Caster

Once upon a time, Broadway was full of larger-than-life stars (often women) easily identified by their distinctive voices and mannerisms. Gwen Verdon. Carol Channing. Ethel Merman. Elaine St…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Fierce festival review – a daring whirl of theatrical thrills by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Various venues, BirminghamAided by hula hoops, raw chicken and animatronic dogs, the performers in this six-day series of shows embarked on a quest for emotional connections Communion, empat…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter by Wendy Caster

I bought my first Ben Bagley record, Irving Berlin Revisited, for 69 cents at a flea market in New Jersey a million years ago. Albums those days cost around four dollars, so it was quite a …

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Q&A with Nancy Zamit from Groan Ups at The Vaudeville

It only just premiered last month and Mischief Theatre's latest comedy Groan Ups is raking in outstanding reviews from both audiences and critics alike. This bundle of joy and comedic gold …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Secret Life of Bees, Much Ado About Nothing Lead 2019 AUDELCO’s VIV Award Nominations by Dan Meyer

Danielle Brooks and LaChanze are among the performers nominated for a VIV Award.

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