Friday, June 21, 2024

ON THE HAUNTED GHOSTS AT STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S “FOLLIES” IN CONCERT by Ron Fassler

A repurposed logo of David Byrd’s original poster for “Follies” for the one-night only concert at Carnegie Hall, June 20, 2024.June 21, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fass…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 01:34PM
Monday, June 17, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Trivia Tonight: A Questionable Musical Revue!’ presented by Bethesda Little Theatre at Montgomery Cultural Arts Center by Pamela Steinik

A diverse cast singing songs from the present and the past combined with trivia questions? That’s the premise of “Trivia Tonight: A Questionable Musical Revue!” presented by Bethesda L…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 07:49PM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Merry Wives of Windsor review – belting revenge comedy in modern middle England by Arifa Akbar

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Blanche McIntyre’s Midas-touched production is set in the present day and finds delirious comedy in its class divisions This lesser-staged Sh…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Back To The Future: Anatomy of a Scene | July 23–August 11, 2024 by The Kennedy Center

https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/explore-by-genre/theater/2023-2024/back-to-the-future-musical/ Great Scott! Back to the Future, the beloved, cinematic classic is now a Broadway musi…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:54PM
Friday, June 7, 2024

‘Not just a diet of Swan Lake and Cinderella’: the resurrection of London City Ballet by Lyndsey Winship

The famed company dissolved in 1996, so how best to bring it back? With new and classic works from the choreographer’s Rolodex of international talent – and by changing the culture of th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Cast Recording Review: Stereophonic by JK

Cast Recording Review:  Stereophonic Opening to universal critical acclaim in April, Stereophonic received a record thirteen Tony nominations, including Best Score and - in what I think i…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:36AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

A View from the Bridge review – Dominic West leads 50s drama into the present by Arifa Akbar

Theatre Royal Haymarket, LondonArthur Miller’s story of family, masculinity and immigrant struggles could seem dated but a brilliant cast bring out uncomfortably modern resonances This rev…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48PM
Thursday, May 30, 2024

How Appropriate Director Lila Neugebauer and Dots Created the Epilogue 'Dream Ballet' by Darryn King

In a conversation with Broadway.com last year, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins described what he’s going for in his uniquely lyrical stage directions: “I felt like the idea is to be inspirational…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:42PM
Sunday, May 26, 2024

Swim, Aunty, Swim! review – a funny, touching tale of female friendship by Clare Brennan

Belgrade theatre, CoventryThree women push themselves beyond the local swimming pool and into the unknown in Siana Bangura’s buoyant, enlightening new play Three women “in their prime”…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:02AM
Sunday, May 19, 2024

April 2024: Tears, Trauma, and Giving Up by Nicole Serratore

My fave K-drama restaurant in 2011! I was a little off my game this month. With all the Broadway openings in April, I was mentally spent so I didn't keep great notes on the shows I was watc…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 03:31PM
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Rupert Goold on Directing Broadway’s Patriots, a Play That Started as History but Crept Into the Present by Hayley Levitt

“One person’s patriotism is another person’s treason.” Point anywhere on the globe and you’ll find that exact tension stirring up headline-making controversy. It’s also how dire…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:12PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

DIVE DEEP INTO JON FOSSE’S PLAYS: A THEATRICAL MARATHON IN NEW YORK (NEXT MONDAY, MAY 6, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM) by Robert Shuman

INTO THE EVERYDAY AND EXISTENTIAL Nobel Laureate Jon Fosse’s Texts for Performance in New York 2004 to the present NEXT MONDAY, MAY 6 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Ongoing engagement and experiment…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 04:00PM

Uncle Vanya by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Things are not helped by Mini Lien’s bland setting that looks more like a furniture showroom than the family manse held for decades and passed down to the present inhabitants. The new adap…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 03:48PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Mother Play *****, Mary Jane ***** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 30. 2024: At the start of Paula Vogel’s Mother Play, presented by Second Stage at the Hayes Theater, I thought, “Oh no, not another monster mother drama!” Th…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 03:59PM

Old Friends AGAIN by Tulis McCall

This show sentimental,  heartbreaking, hilarious and intimate.  It would be easy to dismiss on the surface as an evening by, about and for older folks.  Au contraire matey.    These per…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:08PM

Oona Doherty "Navy Blue" | The Joyce Theater June 4 - 9 by Joycetheater

A rising star in the field of contemporary choreography, Belfast-raised choreographer Oona Doherty makes her Joyce debut with "Navy Blue," a thrilling amalgamation of ensemble movement, spok…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:24AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin and More Toast Cabaret's Return to Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Cabaret is back on Broadway in the fifth mounting of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's classic musical since its 1966 premiere. This production—Rebecca Frecknall's Olivier Award-w…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:42PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Kids Are Not All Right: Broadway's Romeo + Juliet, Starring Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler, Is Poised for Gen Z Worship by Darryn King and Hayley Levitt

“The youth are f**ked” is the catch phrase of Sam Gold’s upcoming Broadway revival of Romeo + Juliet, led by young stars Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler. Shakespeare’s classic tale of h…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:18PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Video: Anika Noni Rose Talks UNCLE VANYA and Her Children's Book on THE TODAY SHOW

On Tuesday, actress Anika Noni Rose joined the Today Show to discuss her role in Uncle Vanya and her upcoming children's book featuring fan-favorite character, Tiana. Rose is currently stari…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:18PM
Monday, April 1, 2024

Grant-Lee Phillips - Millennium Stage (April 3, 2024) by The Kennedy Center

Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb Live Tonight on Millennium Stage: “One of the most gifted songwriters of his generation...” —ABC News “Criminally underapprec…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:54PM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Frankenstein review – Imitating the Dog’s experiment never quite comes to life by Clare Brennan

Leeds Playhouse and touringThe company’s trademark fusion of live performance and digital wizardry doesn’t quite hang together in a radical take on Mary Shelley The structure of Mary She…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Friday, March 29, 2024

FLORIDA THEATER – Sondheim Rolls Along More Merrily  by Jk Clarke

And with More Passion in Delray Beach than It Did on Broadway Theater Review by Myra Chanin . . . . Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along (hereinafter MWRA), is the story of the friends…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 06:13AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

‘The Who’s Tommy’ Broadway Review: Still A Sensation by Greg Evans

Certainly one definition of great music might include an ability to meet the present – and the future – head-on and come out unbruised, even triumphant. By that standard and many more, T…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:00PM
Monday, March 18, 2024

An Enemy of the People review – Jeremy Strong impresses in timely Ibsen drama by Adrian Horton

Circle in the Square Theater, New York The Succession star delivers a bravura central turn in a rousing adaptation of a story that carries a discomforting contemporary relevance For most peo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:00PM
Friday, March 15, 2024

Variety Review: "The Notebook" Musical on Broadway by Frank Rizzo

Musical theater can be a sucker for a romantic tale, whether it’s about obsessive devotion, idealized passion, or lost loves. “The Notebook,” based on Nicholas Sparks‘ bestselling, 1…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 08:20AM
Monday, March 11, 2024

Leigh Francis: My First Time review – cacophonously unfunny with the emphasis on cack by Brian Logan

London PalladiumThe comic revives Avid Merrion, Keith Lemon and others in a scatological set of unimaginative jokes Is he funny, or is his comedy the nadir of western civilisation? Not being…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12AM
Sunday, March 3, 2024

February 2024: Demons Mental and Literal by Nicole Serratore

I've had a bit too much time on my hands and have been watching too much TV. Some shows were not even worth finishing. I'm listing them for completeness.  But 12 shows in one month is too m…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 03:06PM

The week in theatre: Shifters; The Human Body; Nachtland – review by Susannah Clapp

Bush theatre; Donmar Warehouse; Young Vic, LondonBenedict Lombe’s new play about two almost-lovers is alive and unpredictable; Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport have a glimmering brief encou…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM

Audrey or Sorrow review – darkly comic tale of ghosts and grief by Helen Meany

Abbey, DublinThe black humour gets grimmer as two parents grieve the sudden death of their baby and a disturbing family history emerges There are three kinds of sorrow, one character explain…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Nachtland, Young Vic review - German black comedy brings uneasy humour and discomfiting relevance by Gary Naylor

★★★ NACHTLAND, YOUNG VIC Patrick Marber directs flawed but fascinating disquisition on the past's relevance to the present in art, politics and morality Something to laugh at and plent…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 09:02PM
Monday, February 19, 2024

DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Gloria McLean on the 2024 American Dance Guild Festival and Her Dance History by The Dance Enthusiast

DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANCE: Gloria McLean on the 2024 American Dance Guild Festival and Her Dance History :"This piece has been  an effort to teach through  choreography." says McLean. It’…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM

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