Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Irish Rep's "Pumpgirl" Drives Too Hard by Broadwayandme

The monologue play is an odd hybrid. Unlike traditional monologues in which one actor talks directly to the audience, it usually features three or more performers. But unlike traditional pla…

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Question: What Makes a Modern Musical? Replies From: "Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice," "Romeo & Bernadette" & &quo by Broadwayandme

Wither the musical? Not the jukebox musical or the ones that strap themselves to popular movies like a shipwreck victim clinging to a lifeboat or even those with rock scores whose songs self…

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The Clever Mysteries of “The Headlands” by Broadwayandme

Christopher Chen’s intriguing memory play The Headlands works on so many levels that it’s hard for me to keep track of all of them. It starts out as a crime procedural centered around …

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman & More Stars Team Up for Theatre Community Fund by Lindsey Sullivan

A starry group is coming together for a great cause. Some of the United Kingdom’s artists and entertainment professionals have teamed up to create the Theatre Community Fund in support of …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Listening to Songs of Leonard Cohen: singing sadness to sadness in these anxious times by Arts Review

If anyone can express the particularities of distress, it is surely the artists; and they are surely needed at times like the present – times when uncertainty, anxiety and, for too many pe…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

A Promise For More Diversity But What Are Theatres Actually Doing? by Emma Rogerson

For theatres, these last few months have been critical, but these next few months are essential. Emma Rogerson discusses the present and future pressures on UK theatres and whether, in the f…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Plague on Your Houses: Reading Covid-19 Into Disease Onstage by Maya Phillips

Efforts like ‘The Oedipus Project’ are worthy, but in an attempt to draw contemporary parallels, they can misread drama and mislead about the present.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Australian Company to Stream Will Eno's Thom Pain Globally by Olivia Clement

Toby Schmitz, seen on Broadway in The Present, will perform the play.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Pandemic Diary June: Characters Filled with Fight by Nicole Serratore

I’ve felt quite precious about some of the shows I’ve been watching during the pandemic. Something about the vulnerability of the characters has made me protective of them. Maybe my hea…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Auction houses tear up the rule book

Covid-19 has forced auctioneers to rethink their businesses, both for the present and the post-crisis era

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Homemakers review – future dreams and present nightmares by Catherine Love

Available online Manchester’s Home stages a lockdown all-nighter exploring students’ dreams, alongside time-capsule plays about spiralling social media horrors and disrupted lives ‘We…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

GUM: Out in the World — pleasant, dreamy and vague

The album peddles ’60s nostalgia but its contemporary tracks show Jay Watson is better off in the present

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Almanac: George Saintsbury on the test of good criticism by Terry Teachout

“I wish that I could save myself constant repetition by printing across the dog’s-ear place of these pages the warning, ‘Never judge a critic by your agreement with his likes and disl…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How Nostalgia Gets Us Launched Into The Future by Artsjournal

Long derided as a crutch, something we fall back on when the appeal of the present dims, nostalgia is a surprisingly sturdy launch point into the future. Not only does it ground us mentally …

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Invisible Diaries: “Possession” by Katalin Trencsényi

This post is dedicated to theatre-makers everywhere in the world. In his book, Epidemics and Society, From the Black Death to the Present, Frank M. Snowden makes an important observation: …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Theatre Is Magic Is Theatre for Helder Guimarães by American Theatre Editors

With his Geffen Stayhouse show 'The Present,' the illusionist aims to make a connection among dazzled, far-flung audiences via Zoom.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Geffen Playhouse Extends Virtual, Interactive The Present by Olivia Clement

Illusionist Helder Guimarães' newest live show, presented on Zoom, includes a package delivery to every audience member's home.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

What's Streaming? A Chita Rivera Concert, Off-Broadway Productions, and More

Check out other popular shows like Menopause The Musical, School Girls, and the Geffen's captivating production of The Present.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: ‘The Present’ Sleight-Of-Hand Artist Helder Guimarães Transforms Homebound Audiences Into Awestruck Assistants by Greg Evans

Few artists can say they’ve surmounted social-distancing obstacles as magically as Portuguese illusionist Helder Guimarães. The impact of social distancing on the performing arts needn’…

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

Broadway Return ‘Not Until There’s a F*cking Vaccine,’ Matt Reviews “The Present” from the Geffen “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

What's Streaming? Bombshell, Gillian Anderson in Streetcar, and Much More

Check out other popular shows like Menopause The Musical, School Girls, and the Geffen's captivating production of The Present.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Review: Quarantine Magic Show The Present by Helder Guimarães Is a Confounding Thrill

Geffen Playhouse presents the first production of its new Geffen Stayhouse initiative.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020


(The post appeared first in The New York Times, 5/15; photo: The New York Times; via Pam Green.) Before my scheduled preview performance of “The Present,” a new show from the Geffen Pl…

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

I Interview Playwrights Part 1085: Jason Schafer by Adam Szymkowicz

Jason SchaferHometown: Sacramento, CaliforniaCurrent Town: Brooklyn!Q:  Tell me about Bleeding Love?A:  Bleeding Love is a post-apocalyptic musical. It started as an assignment that I gave…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

All The World?s A Virtual Stage In SF Shakes? King Lear

by Rotimi Agbabiaka Summer?s approach typically heralds the arrival of the kind of theatre that allows audiences to enjoy live performance while soaking up the warmth of sunny days and the …

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Geffen StayHouse presents The Present by Pauline Adamek

WORLD PREMIERE of The Present. Written & Performed by Helder Guimarães Directed by Frank Marshall May 7 – June 7, 2020 Purchase tickets here. The Present is inspired b…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

VIDEO: Watch LES MISERABLES Casts Unite for an Epic 'One Day More'

What happens when cast members from Les Miserables' 33-year history unite? An epic sing-a-long, of course! Watch below as members of Les Miserables companies, from 1987 to the present, retur…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Geffen Playhouse to Premiere Virtual, Interactive The Present—To Be Experienced From Home by Olivia Clement

Audiences experiencing illusionist Helder Guimarães' newest live show will receive a package on their doorstep in advance.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

French Intellectuals Recommend George Sand, Nabokov, And Other Classics For The Duration by Artsjournal2

Says Claude Romano, a French philosopher, “One can be tempted to read in order to escape, but one can also read to fully inhabit the present moment and make it the space of a meditation.…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Shugoll Research study asks: Once theatres re-open, will audiences come back? by Lorraine Treanor

Imagine this. At last the great day has arrived. No new cases of the COVID-19 have been reported for twenty days; people are recovering in the tens of thousands; our health system is adequat…

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