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…

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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’…

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Shed: Exploded View review – love, loss and horrific male violence by Mark Fisher

Royal Exchange, ManchesterPhoebe Eclair-Powell’s prize-winning play is about three related relationships which seem increasingly characterised by powerlessness, menace and dislocation Phoe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Back to the Future: The Musical | Preview by Broadwaysf

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL is playing the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco from February 12–March 9, 2025. Great Scott! BACK TO THE FUTURE, the beloved, cinematic classic is now a Br…

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Back to the Future the Musical by Mirvish Productions

Great Scott! BACK TO THE FUTURE, the beloved, cinematic classic is now a Broadway musical with its destination set for Toronto in 2025. Winner of the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Musical…

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Buffalo Nichols - Millennium Stage (February 24, 2024) by The Kennedy Center

Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! Live Tonight on Millennium Stage: On his second album, The Fatalist, Carl “Buffalo” Nichols does things with the blues that might …

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Fiend; Sherlock Holmes and the Poison Wood – review by Clare Brennan

Barn theatre, Cirencester; Watermill theatre, NewburyThe deductive powers of the famous sleuth are put to new uses in these inventive if patchy interpretations, one playful, the other musica…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Opera Colorado updates Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman,” setting the old folk tale in the present by Ray Mark Rinaldi

There is more to the composer than plodding plot lines and marathon nights at the opera house.

SOURCE: Denver Post at 10:36AM
Monday, February 5, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Abdication! A Cautionary Fairy Tale’ at Silver Spring Stage by John Bozeman

“Abdication! A Cautionary Fairy Tale” is an unusual production—part variety show, part dystopian science fiction, and part multi-media experiment. Underlying it all is an invitation fo…

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Why "Jonah" Isn't the One For Me by Jan Simpson

Sometimes you just don’t get a show. Maybe its subject triggers you or fails to grab you at all. Maybe the playwright was trying to do too much or the director didn’t do enough. Or maybe…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 03:02PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: “Jonah” at Roundabout Theatre Company (Through Sunday, March 10, 2024) by David Roberts

The time “Jonah,” currently running at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre, takes place is described in the program as “The past and the present. But everything is slippe…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 01:10PM

Jonah ****, Days of Wine and Roses ***1/2 by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward February 1, 2024: “The present and the past. But everything is slippery.” So reads the time of the play in the program from Jonah, Rachel Bonds’ somewhat confusing…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Sankofa Danzafro in "Behind the South: Dances for Manuel" | The Joyce Theater Feb 27 - Mar 3 by Joycetheater

Colombia-based Sankofa Danzafro returns to The Joyce with a program that promotes the legacy and traditions of the Afro-Colombian community, using dance to retell their history. Led by Artis…

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Friday, January 12, 2024

Eric Berryman Channels the Folklore of His Ancestors by Reggie Ugwu

In his theater work, Eric Berryman injects forgotten voices from the past into the present moment.

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Thomas Kilroy obituary by Richard Pine

Irish playwright who championed change in religious, social and sexual attitudes while giving voice to fears and anxietiesThe plays of Thomas Kilroy, who has died aged 89, presented Ireland …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:48AM
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Now at the Pantages – “MJ” the musical by Pauline Adamek

Now playing at The Pantages in Hollywood, through January 2024, is dazzling stage show that features recreations of some of the most memorable songs of Michael Jackson’s storied career. Wi…

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 06:24PM
Friday, December 29, 2023

My Own Take: Stephen Sondheim's Final Musical -- "Here We Are" by Frank Rizzo

The show: “Here We Are” at The Shed at Hudson Yards in New York City When it was announced nearly 10 years ago that Stephen Sondheim would be collaborating with playwright David Ives on …

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 05:53PM
Saturday, December 23, 2023

The Gardens of Anuncia **, Manahatta ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 23, 2023: Two Off-Broadway productions meld the past and the present with mixed results. Michael-John LaChiusa’s musical The Gardens of Anuncia at Lincoln Ce…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 03:01PM
Monday, December 11, 2023

A Christmas Story by Steven Morris

The ensemble (Photo by Mandy Penn) Reviewed by Socks Whitmore Ahmanson Theatre Through December 31 RECOMMENDED It’s another snowless winter in sunny Los Angeles, and in spite of the rising…

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Saturday, December 9, 2023

The Inheritance of a Long-Term Fault by Scotty Bennett

"The Inheritance of a Long-Term Fault," written by Mêlisa Annis and directed by Vanessa Morosco, is an extraordinary play that explores how the societal structures across many cultures have…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Back To The Future | July 23–August 11, 2024 by The Kennedy Center Great Scott! Back to the Future, the beloved, cinematic classic is now a Broadway musi…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

SCENE PARTNERS - It's Never Too Late, or Is It? by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander “The past isn’t as frightening with one foot in the present.” So says a character in Scene Partners, the new comedy-drama by John J. Caswell, Jr., now at th…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 07:42PM
Sunday, November 19, 2023

Scene Partners by Joel Benjamin

It takes an artist of the stature and extraordinary talent of Wiest to keep Caswell’s fragmented play from flying off in all directions as it veers from reality to fantasy and from flashba…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Beachcomber by Steven Morris

Nancy Lantis, Sanya Arnold and Jorge Luis Aguila (Photo courtesy of Eclipse Theatre LA) Reviewed by Steven Leigh Morris Eclipse Theatre at The Main (Santa Clarita) Through Nov. 26 There’…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

The Frogs by Wendy Caster

The time is the present. The place is Ancient Greece. The fabulous lyrics and music are by the one-and-only Sondheim. The hysterical book is based on Aristophanes' The Frogs, as loosely adap…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 09:02PM
Monday, November 6, 2023

A Bridge Over Troubled Water in Kosovo by Steven Morris

An International Theater Festival Ponders Consequences of Bullying and Marauding  By Steven Leigh Morris “Negotiating Peace” at the Oda Theatre, Prishtina, Kosovo: Emma Andrea, Harald …

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

L.A. Theater History: The Waiver Wars by Rob Weinert-Kendt

The seats of the Elysian Theatre on Riverside Dr., which in my time in L.A. was the home of the Colony Studio Theatre (later Knightsbridge). It was also the theater closest to my home in Ech…

SOURCE: The Wicked Stage at 06:06PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Deeply Rooted Dance celebrates the past, lives in the present — and looks to the future by Lauren Warnecke

An upcoming performance program Nov. 3 at the Auditorium Theatre is an artistic digest of Deeply Rooted’s history.

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Meetings, Orange Tree Theatre review - three-hander that chews on big issues by Helen Hawkins

Mustapha Matura's 1981 play set in modern Trinidad is superbly served up Mustapha Matura’s 1981 play, Meetings, is still a knockout. Supply the characters with mobile phones and it could …

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

OWNERS Jermyn st Theatre by Libby Purves and Friends

PROPERTY RAGE FROM ANOTHER AGE Here’s a curiosity from 1972;  an early , rarely-seen Caryl Churchill play revived  with dashing elegance under the Jermyn’s Artistic director Stella Pow…

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Monday, October 16, 2023

‘Where Do We Go From Here’ from MPB Entertainment tackles racial justice by William Powell

Using powerful monologues and songs, the touching show looks at the fight for equity from the Civil War to the present. By WILLIAM POWELL

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards