Thursday, June 10, 2021

Favorite Designs: Onstage Cars by JK

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to a lot of really awe-inspiring set pieces. The 80s alone were a treasure trove - flying chandeliers, helicopters and a giant levitating tire, to na…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Stay At Home Show by Mirvish Productions

Blockbuster New Show To Be The First To Open In Toronto This Spring Tickets to The Stay At Home Show Go On Sale May 4th, 2021 All Proceeds to Support The AFC (formerly The Actors’ Fund …

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Ryan Murphy's Halston, Starring Ewan McGregor, Krysta Rodriguez & More, Sets Netflix Release Date by Caitlin Moynihan

Halston, the Ryan Murphy-produced series that stars Ewan McGregor as the famed fashion designer, will arrive on Netflix on May 14. As previously announced, Broadway's Krysta Rodriguez plays…

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Watch Christine Baranski Talk About Missing Theater and Reuniting with Cynthia Nixon for The Gilded Age by Lindsey Sullivan

Two-time Tony winner Christine Baranski appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about an auction of theater treasures for The Actors Fund. "I've been doing TV for all of these year…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Review: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill by Frank

Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (©Evgenia Eliseeva) Audra McDonald doesn’t look or sound anything like Billie Holiday. So it’s a credit to the five-time Ton…

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Living Record festival review – milk cults, coma patients and homeless ghosts by Mark Fisher

Available online Theodora van der Beek’s film about a lactose-fuelled religion is the highlight of an online compilation that finds British theatre-makers in morose mood What if online th…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭 January 10, 1947: Finian's Rainbow, the Lane/Harburg classic opened at the 46th Street Theatre, going on to w…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

VIDEO: Watch Rebecca Luker Sing Touching Song, 'Time' from WAS

Below, listen as Rebecca Luker sings a song from Barry Kleinbort and Joseph Thalken's musical Was, titled 'Time.' The song was featured on Jamie deRoy & Friends Vol. 7: The Real Thing.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Thoughts on Some Offerings of Theatrical Methadone for Those Missing Live Theater by Broadwayandme

A Zoomed scene from the staged reading of Lisa Loomer's docudrama Roe  It hit me unexpectedly. I’d been going along for the past seven months telling myself that I didn’t really miss …

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Monday, October 12, 2020

American Buffalo Stage Manager Samantha Watson on Darren Criss' Shutdown Day Serenade & More by

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty palaces sitting in repose, waiting for the li…

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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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