Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey are an inspired duo to lead the RSC by Michael Billington

An immense task awaits the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new artistic directors who must attract top talent, prioritise verse-speaking and combine classic repertory and contemporary drama It…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:55PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Agonized parents deal with a son’s incurable illness in ‘Jasper’ at Off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

Winner of the TRU New Voices Award in 2018, Jasper, written by Grant MacDermott and produced by Yonder Window Theatre Company, is now making its powerful world premiere in a limited Off-Bro…

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 07:30PM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 9-11 - See Kate Baldwin, André De Shields, a new sci-fi musical and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Family Album review – Alan Ayckbourn’s playful snapshot of social flux by Mark Fisher

Stephen Joseph theatre, ScarboroughSkipping between three generations from the 50s to the present, this occasionally poignant play pulls back from the emotional force of its concept At 83, A…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:55AM
Sunday, September 4, 2022

The Steamie review – memories of postwar Glasgow speak to the present by Clare Brennan

Dundee RepTony Roper’s 1987 play conjures a vanished world whose hardship and longing for community feel nonetheless familiar The world of The Steamie is long gone. Public laundries, where…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM
Sunday, August 28, 2022

All’s Well That Ends Well review – an uneven take on Shakespeare’s most puzzling play by Clare Brennan

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-AvonJamie Wilkes’s Parolles steals the show in Blanche McIntyre’s unromantic, social media-inflected production All’s Well That Ends Well is o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:37AM
Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Caucasian Chalk Circle with Carrie Hope Fletcher & Jonathan Slinger | Behind The Scenes by Official London Theatre

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Steve Waters (Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse), is an epic and entertaining tale about justice and humanity is propelled into the present with original songs by Mic…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:17AM
Monday, August 22, 2022

LaTasha Barnes Presents: The Jazz Continuum | October 11-16, 2022 by Joycetheater

LaTasha Barnes: The Jazz Continuum centers the prolific artistry of Jazz music and dance as a cornerstone of Black American culture and community. Featuring an intergenerational and multi-di…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:19AM
Sunday, August 14, 2022

Still Floating review – poignant and troubling return to an island adrift by Catherine Love

Summerhall, Edinburgh Shôn Dale-Jones once imagined his childhood home Anglesey separating from the UK. Now he revisits the Welsh island in a Brexit Britain where belonging has become a vex…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:33PM
Saturday, August 6, 2022

My Review: 'Anne of Green Gables' at Goodspeed by Frank Rizzo

The show: “Anne of Green Gables” at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. …

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 05:59PM
Monday, August 1, 2022

The much worse predator by Noah Berlatsky

It’s unlikely that someone’s going to see The Reef: Stalked and go out and murder a bunch of sharks. But the fact that we tend to see nature as victimizing us rather than the other way a…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:40PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

While the play is rooted in its original 1955 period (its language, social mores, references, three-act form), this revival directed by Joe Rosario has attempted to place it in the present f…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:17PM
Friday, July 22, 2022

The Darkest Part of the Night review – a powerful portrayal of autism and prejudice by Arifa Akbar

Kiln theatre, LondonZodwa Nyoni’s hard-hitting play takes us into the mind of Dwight, growing up with his Black British family in 1980s Leeds and in the present day This drama about family…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dimming of the day by Irene Hsiao

“When people die, they move from the first person to the third person. They also move from the present tense to the past tense.” These words are spoken by Christine (Kendra Thulin), who …

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 10:48AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

The Anarchist review – an innocent sense of humour amid political unrest by Miriam Gillinson

Jermyn Street theatre, LondonThe first winner of the Woven Voices prize for migrant playwrights is an open-hearted play that layers a Belarusian woman’s past and present Leather jackets an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:24AM
Friday, June 24, 2022

What 'Epiphany' Awaits at This New Lincoln Center Theatre Play? - Brian Watkins on his haunting new drama inspired by James Joyce's 'The Dead' by Regina Robbins

Brian Watkins on his haunting new drama inspired by James Joyce's The Dead --- In Brian Watkins' eerie new play Epiphany, a houseful of party guests are on pins and needles waiting for the f…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM

What 'Epiphany' Awaits at This New Lincoln Center Theater Play? - Playwright Brian Watkins and director Tyne Rafaeli on their haunting new production by Regina Robbins

Playwright Brian Watkins and director Tyne Rafaeli on their haunting new drama inspired by James Joyce's The Dead --- In Brian Watkins' eerie new play Epiphany, a houseful of party guests ar…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

‘Lessons in Survival: 1971’ Review: The Past Echoes in the Present by Laura Collins-Hughes

The writer James Baldwin and the poet Nikki Giovanni are at the center of a crackling work of verbatim theater at the Vineyard Theater.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 02:24PM

A Black perspective on the French Revolution by Bridgette M. Redman

Sometimes to understand the present, we must look at the past.  In 2017, playwright Terry Guest grappled with how America could elect someone so outwardly racist as Donald Trump. It shocked…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 01:21PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend June 17-20 - See Michael Urie in 'Jane Anger,' 'The Chinese Lady,' 'Gong Lum’s Legacy' and more by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 17 to Monday, June 20, for f…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Off-Broadway’s ‘Snow in Midsummer’ updates a 13th-century Chinese ghost story to the present by Deb Miller

A young widow is wrongfully executed for a murder she didn’t commit, precipitating a snowfall in June that bespeaks a heinous miscarriage of justice. Her ghost comes back to haunt the comm…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:00PM

The Daughters of Miriam — A Dramaturgical Exhibition by New York Theatre Workshop

THE VOICE LIVES! Zenzile Miriam “Mama Africa” Makeba’s legacy as an artist-activist reaches into the present and beyond, influencing a new generation of women musicians and performers…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:06PM
Monday, June 6, 2022

Sky of Darkness by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Following the lead of Francis Ford Coppola’s "Apocalypse Now," Siting Yang has updated Conrad’s "Heart of Darkness" to the present but left the story mainly set in Africa. In "Sky of Dar…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:38AM
Friday, May 27, 2022

Hitting the Right Notes When Setting History To Song by Jennifer Schuessler

“Hamilton”-mania opened a new chapter for stage musicals. But how have shows since balanced the complexities of the past and the politics of the present?

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:33AM
Friday, May 20, 2022

We Are All Refugees: A Review of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Broadway in Chicago  by Dennis Polkow

When Israeli actor Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye intones the iconic line about villagers “trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune” without breaking one’s neck, our gaze takes in the …

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Fireside Chat with Anne W. Smith: May 2022

Spring Greetings, Everyone,After a busy month and a half here at TBA, it’s a pleasure to re-connect with our “insiders."What a treat it was to join nearly 150 artists and administrators …

SOURCE: Theatre Bay Area at 04:18PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

American Music in a Changing America: A Panel Discussion on Latin Culture's Influence in the US by Lincoln Center

Generation after generation, America’s changing population has changed its musical landscape. Tune in for a conversation that explores the diversity of Latin music and culture, and how the…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:25PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

‘The story of the pioneering Jamaican nurse seems to get lost’: MARYS SEACOLE – Donmar Warehouse ★★ by Emma Clarendon

What I was expecting from Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play highlighting the story of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole was a straightforward biopic with her story being recounted maybe fr…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

OPAS Announces 50th Anniversary Season by Matthew Herzog

Kennedy Salters, Jisel Soleil Ayon and Gabriella Marzetta in Waitress. Photo by Jeremy Daniel. OPAS (College Station, TX) officials have announced the events coming to the 2022-2023 “Golde…

SOURCE: tourstoyou.org at 08:16PM

Review: The Limón Dance Company Navigates the Present by Brian Seibert

The company, belatedly celebrating its 75th anniversary, presented a program with works by Limón and Doris Humphrey and a premiere by Olivier Tarpaga.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 02:22PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

Let's Go There - With Garrett McQueen | Written in Stone by The Kennedy Center

“Let’s go there”—to the topics that challenge us or demand wrestling with. This series invites figures from arts, culture, academia, politics, and more to use opera as a prism to exa…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:07PM

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