Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Book Review: Broadway Misfires by JK

Review of Broadway Misfires: Three Decades of Broadway Musical Heartbreak by Mark A. Robinson and Thomas S. Hischak. BookBaby, Publishers. © 2020. 757 pages, including sections of producti…

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Creative Team by JK

As with most shows, Floyd Collins was brought to the stage by a team with varying levels of experience. Whether it was their first show or one of many, all of them have continued to have su…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Cast by JK

Last week, we introduced August's Musical of the Month, Floyd Collins an off-Broadway show that was a critical success and musical fan's dream, but had a short run in the mid-90s. You can s…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Andrew Scott delays Old Vic theatre show again as he recovers from surgery by Chris Wiegand

Live-streamed production of Three Kings rescheduled for second time as actor is ‘still not well enough to perform’ A live-streamed theatre production starring Andrew Scott has been delay…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Great Performances Part 3 by JK

All this week, we've been celebrating some truly amazing performances from the past ten Broadway seasons. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reason.…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Signature Theatre Co-Founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Exits Company by Lindsey Sullivan

Three decades after co-founding Virginia's Signature Theatre, Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer will retire from his position and depart the company. Signature Theatre released a statement f…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Drama Desk Awards Honors the Late Harold Prince with Namesake Lifetime Achievement Award by Lindsey Sullivan

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of theater producer and director Harold Prince with the Drama Desk’s newly established lifetime achievement honor. The …

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Flashback Video: Watch Clips From Signature Theatre's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera

As part of its Signature Strong series, Signature Theatre has released exclusive flashback clips from the company's 2008 production of The Visit, starring Chita Rivera.

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Monday, May 11, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Chita Rivera and Friends Talked About Their Time in THE VISIT on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Saturday night (8pm) with Chita Rivera and friends!

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Visit on Broadway Starring Chita Rivera by Marc J. Franklin

The musical opened at the Lyceum Theatre April 23, 2015.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains by JK

Curtains was a unabashed old-fashioned Broadway musical. Big sets, lots of costumes, splashy production numbers and a large cast. The book boasted an impressive twelve principal roles and a …

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

He would have written the greatest play about this.

Yesterday, the COVID-19 crisis got very personal for every one of us in the theater industry, as it claimed the life of one of our greatest playwrights and greatest gentlemen, Terrence McNal…

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Tug Rice Pays Tribute to the Career and Characters of Late Broadway Great Terrence McNally by Broadway.com

The theater world was stunned by the death of playwright Terrence McNally, who left a remarkable canon of plays and musicals over his six-decade career as a playwright and librettist. Broadw…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains: The Creative Team by JK

March's Musical of the Month, Curtains had a top-notch creative team. Each one has an impressive resume of credits and awards. For some, this show marked another step on their continuing cr…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Jason Danieley & Hannah Elless to Star in World Premiere Ahrens & Flaherty Musical Knoxville by Andy Lefkowitz

Beloved Broadway alums Jason Danieley and Hannah Elless have been selected to star as James and Mary in Knoxville, a new musical from Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Fl…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit by David Finkle

★★★ Lesley Manville is the vengeful Claire Zachanassian in director Jeremy Herrin's production at the National The post From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit appeared f…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

The week in theatre: A Number; The Visit; Alone in Berlin – review by Susannah Clapp

Bridge; Olivier, London; Royal & Derngate, NorthamptonCloned siblings cast fleeting shadows in a vivid Caryl Churchill revival, while Lesley Manville dazzles in an unwieldy revenge drama…

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Review: The Visit, The National Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: The Visit, The National Theatre4.0starsFriedrich Dürrenmatt’s tragicomedy retains the dark humour which warrants it part of that genre in Tony Kushner’s adaptation. In New York,…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Best new London theatre — Lesley Manville excels in The Visit

Also among the week’s openings: Pass Over, A Number and Far Away

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tony Kushner’s “The Visit” at the National Theatre by Mert Dilek

Now that’s what I call a star turn. Hitting the brakes on an express train, Lesley Manville lands on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage surrounded by thick smoke, supported by prosthet…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Visit starring Lesley Manville at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Tony Kushner is nothing if not verbose. The Pulitzer-winning playwright has crafted a career out of extensive, intellectually engaging drama, perhaps most

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

REVIEW: The Visit, National Theatre London ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Tony Kushner's adaptation of Durrenmatt's play The Visit now playing at the National Theatre, London. This post REVIEW: The Visit, National Theatre Lon…

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The Visit, National Theatre review - star turn bolsters baggy rewrite by Matt Wolf

Lesley Manville rises above the prevailing muddle Lesley Manville’s thrilling career ascent continues apace with The Visit, which marks American playwright Tony Kushner’s return to t…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

The Visit review, National Theatre: A vaudevillian nightmare with an unforgivable running time by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

Lesley Manville is magnificent as a billionaire seeking revenge, but this cartoonish play misses the mark

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Content warning: this play only lasts 40 minutes by Mark Lawson

Both the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Court are staging plays that are under three-quarters of an hour long. Are theatregoers being short-changed? People do a double take at the advisory n…

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Read Reviews for the World Premiere of Tony Kushner’s The Visit in London by Dan Meyer

The playwright’s adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play stars Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving.

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The Visit review – Tony Kushner's plodding revenge epic falls flat by Arifa Akbar

Olivier theatre, London Lesley Manville excels as the billionaire returning to her small town but even she can’t save this bloated adaptation The Visit (or The Old Lady Comes to Call) is a…

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The Visit review at National Theatre, London – ‘Lesley Manville is resplendent’ by Tim Bano

There’s a fierce relevance in the story of a woman failed by a patriarchal justice system and seeking justice her own way.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Review Roundup: Tony Kushner Adapts THE VISIT at The National Theatre

The Visit plays on the Olivier Stage at The National Theatre. Based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt adapted by Tony Kushner, original English version by Maurice Valency. Read the review…

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Review: A Long Night as Tony Kushner Revisits ‘The Visit’ by Ben Brantley

This murky and tedious reworking of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s dark fable of love and lucre is illuminated by Lesley Manville’s dazzling star turn.

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