Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Dive in: Every week is Shark Week at St. Louis Aquarium by Elise Diesfeld | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sink your teeth into Shark Week on TV, then get up close with the real thing at St. Louis Aquarium.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Spotlight On...Justin McDevitt by Michael Block

Name: Justin McDevitt   Hometown: Boston, MA   Education: New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study, B.A. 2013   Favorite Credits: The extent of my performance career w…

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Edinburgh Unlocked review – a carnival of comedy from the festival that never was by Brian Logan

Audiobook, available onlinePenguin’s fine pandemic audio festival delivers hours of laughs from comics including Jordan Brookes, Glamrou, Mo Amar, Michelle de Swarte and Sheeps ‘I’m ju…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Top cameras for holiday shots

Convert your iPhone to a DSLR or buy the real thing if you Leica…

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Broadway Games: The Play's the Thing: Actress Edition by JK

Many, if not most, of our favorite musical theater stars have also spent their fair share of time trodding the boards in straight plays, too. Take one of the greatest of all time, Angela Lan…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

On-screen theatre let me see plays I could never afford. I’m thrilled it’s back | Arifa Akbar by Arifa Akbar

I bristle at the idea that plays are ‘not the real thing’ unless they are live – I fell in love with Shakespeare and Beckett through televised performances Every theatregoer I know is …

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Press Release Claims Seattle Art Museum Is Dissolving by Artsjournal

The release, sent from an email address that appeared to be the same as that used by the organization’s public-relations department, looked like the real thing — but it was fake.  – S…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Dance On The Internet – Not Really The Real Thing, Is It? by Artsjournal

George Balanchine rightly said that watching dance on TV was like reading about a murder in a newspaper—a poor approximation of the terror of the real event. And, for all its offerings, th…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

‘It captured all of the cheesy elements of the real thing’: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest by Kirsty Herrington

During a 90-minute livestream, viewers were treated to some iconic performances from around the world in isolation.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020


Although streaming theater-related content is no substitute for the real thing, it gives fans a taste of what they love while stuck at home.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Watching theatre online… How does it compare to the real thing? by Ayt Guest Writer

Sure, watching theatre online is great, especially at the moment, but how can it ever compare to the real thing? After watching and thoroughly enjoying some, Violet Mackintosh ponders over t…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

The Friday 5: 5 Classic Original Casts I Wish I'd Seen by JK

A lot of theater fans say they wish they had seen the original cast of The Glass Menagerie, including the legendary performance of Laurette Taylor. I could go for that myself. Truth is, I've…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

‘The Siblings Play,’ ‘Gloria’ and ‘Toni Stone’: The Best New Theater to Watch Online by David Cote

Get comfortable, turn off the lights, use headphones and give the screen the same attention you would 'the real thing.'

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Fourth Wall Is My Laptop Screen by Laura Collins-Hughes

When theaters closed by the pandemic stream their shuttered plays online, watching sharpens the longing for the real thing.

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Online, the Show Goes On. But It’s Just Not the Same. by A.j. Goldmann

The recorded performances that theaters in Germany have put online while they are closed don’t live up to the real thing, our critic says.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

RECORDS (YES, RECORDS!) by Sandi Durell

  By Ron Fassler   As a kid in the 1960s and 70s and totally infatuated with Broadway, listening to a cast album was as close as I could get to the real thing. There was no internet to go …

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Music Moves To Streaming Live – But First To Figure Out What Works by Artsjournal

On an individual level, innumerable artists and bands have rearranged tours or scrapped them altogether. With streaming still offering low royalty rates for artists, most musicians rely on e…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

A radically reworked West Side Story comes to Broadway: Review by Leah Greenblatt

How do you solve a problem like a remake? Play it too faithfully and you’re just doing karaoke, or community theater; stray too far and you risk losing the thread of the original text — …

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Upstart Crow starring David Mitchell at the Gielgud Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Post-modern shows about Shakespeare are almost as common as the real thing these days. Cymbeline has been renamed and reclaimed as Imogen.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Krysta Rodriguez to Play Liza Minnelli in Ryan Murphy's Halston Series for Netflix by Diep Tran

Producer Ryan Murphy has released the first look at his upcoming Halston series on Netflix, starring Ewan McGregor as the famed fashion designer who designed for Jackie Kennedy and who the…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Julian Ovenden, Gina Beck, Rob Houchen to Star in South Pacific at Chichester Festival Theatre by Ryan McPhee

The festival’s 2020 lineup also includes Assassins, The Real Thing, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and five world premieres.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Maggie Gyllenhaal Will Play Elvis Presley's Mother in Baz Luhrmann's Musical Biopic by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage alum and Oscar-nominated screen star Maggie Gyllenhaal has been cast as Elvis Presley's mother, Gladys, in the upcoming film Elvis, according to Variety. The previously announced f…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Maggie Gyllenhaal Will Play Elvis Presley's Mother in Baz Luhrmann's New Biopic by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage alum and Oscar-nominated screen star Maggie Gyllenhaal has been cast as Elvis Presley's mother, Gladys, in the upcoming film Elvis, according to Variety. The previously announced …

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Marianne Crebassa at Wigmore Hall — her voice is the real thing

The French mezzo-soprano gave an impressive, if overloud performance in London

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Has The Drag Ballroom Scene Outgrown The Criterion That Once Defined It? by Artsjournal1

The performance-competitions that were made famous by the documentary Paris Is Burning, introduced the world to voguing, and arguably inspired RuPaul’s Drag Race have generally judged thei…

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Top London Stage This Month: Ian McKellen, Cher, Ariana Grande, Adrian Mole by Mark Beech

The London stage this month has a range of different performing artists of every age and type. Among them: Ian McKellen, 80; Cher, 73; Ariana Grande, 26; Little Simz, 25; and even Adrian Mol…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

LaChanze & Andrea Martin to Join Campbell Scott in A Christmas Carol on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony-winning actresses LaChanze and Andrea Martin will return to Broadway this holiday season, taking on the roles of the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Past, respect…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Christine Baranski & Cynthia Nixon Will Play Sisters in Downton Abbey Mastermind's New HBO Drama The Gilded Age by Lindsey Sullivan

They have four Tony Awards and three Emmy Awards between the two of them, and now they will be playing sisters! According to TVLine, stage-and-screen greats Christine Baranski and Cynthia Ni…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Jack Thorne & Matthew Warchus' A Christmas Carol Will Arrive on Broadway with Campbell Scott as Scrooge by Andy Lefkowitz

A new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol will debut on the Great White Way this holiday season. Adapted by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Debra Whitfield by Zack Calhoon

DEBRA WHITFIELD is an award-winning director, actress, and playwright.  Credits include The Mint Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Dorse…

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