Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Word play: do theatre titles matter? by Mark Lawson

From Urinetown to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof via Other Desert Cities and Betty Blue Eyes – does a title become famous because of a play or a play become famous because (or despite) of its title…

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ballet - Kennedy Center 2014-2015 Season Announcement by The Kennedy Center

Ballet - Kennedy Center 2014-2015 Season Announcement The Center's 2014--2015 Ballet season, led by Artistic Advisor for Ballet Suzanne Farrell, includes Kennedy Center favorites as wel…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ballet - Kennedy Center 2014-2015 Season Announcement by The Kennedy Center

Ballet - Kennedy Center 2014-2015 Season Announcement The Center's 2014--2015 Ballet season, led by Artistic Advisor for Ballet Suzanne Farrell, includes Kennedy Center favorites as wel…

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Monday, February 24, 2014

News: Gate Theatre’s Streetcar leads Irish Times Theatre Awards by Michael Quinn

A revival of Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire by Dublin’s Gate Theatre has won three categories in the Irish Times Theatre Awards, including best director for Ethan McSweeney…

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bway Glass Menagerie Blows Out Candle, 2/23 by David Lefkowitz

John Tiffany’s wildly acclaimed revival of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” ends its extended run today, Feb. 23, at Broadway’s Booth Theater. The prod…

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Alison Fraser on her double life: touring in Wicked, and producing her new recording by Byrne Harrison

By Rob HartmannAlison Fraser (alisonfraser.com) is living a double life: she’s currently starring as Madame Morrible in the Emerald City National Tour of Wicked (wickedthemusical.com) Mean…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hypocrites’ “Tennessee Williams Project ” is ticket to trio of rare sidetrips

“The Tennessee Williams Project,” The Hypocrites’ audacious showcase of three short, rarely produced plays by the dramatist whose major works (“The Glass Menagerie,” “A Streetcar…

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Natascha McElhone to star in stage adaptation of Fatal Attraction by Matt Trueman

Californication actor takes on Glenn Close role in upcoming West End production to be directed by Trevor NunnRabbits will never look at her in the same way again: Natascha McElhone is to sta…

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Woody Allen and Blue Jasmine in the LAT by Kyle

(See here for the full story.)"It's accidental. I was not in any way thinking of that," [Woody Allen] said. "The two things that come up all the time that I was never thinking of were anythi…

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cate Blanchett returns to New York stage by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Some movie stars fill seats in the theater and then can’t deliver — but Cate Blanchett does both. From “Hedda Gabler” to “A Streetcar Named Desire” to 2012’s “Uncle Vanya,”…

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Cate Blanchett Returns to New York Stage in 'The Maids' by David Rooney

The Oscar contender for "Blue Jasmine" stars alongside Isabelle Huppert and Elizabeth Debicki in the Sydney Theatre Company production of the Jean Genet drama.NEW YORK – Cate Blanchett…

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ruth Wilson: 'Maybe I should do some panto' by Andrew Dickson

She's played a seductive killer, a damaged prostitute, and an anguished schizophrenic. Does Ruth Wilson never fancy doing something lighter? As she makes her directing debut, she talks to A…

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Edith In The Dark, That Day We Sang, The El Train: what to see at the theatre this week by Lyn Gardner, Mark Cook

Edith In The Dark | That Day We Sang | The El Train | The Brontës Of Dunwich Heath... And Cliff | Fortune's Fool | Wendy And Peter PanEdith In The Dark, HarrogateThe panto season is now in …

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Ruth Wilson Stars in, Co-Directs World Premiere of THE EL. TRAIN, Three Plays by O'Neill, Now thru Dec 30 by BroadwayWorld

Ruth Wilson Saving Mr Banks, Anna Christie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Luther, The Lone Ranger will star in the London premiere of The El. Train three one-act plays by Eugene O'Neill The Web,…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Broadway and TV Actor Christopher Evan Welch Dies in Los Angeles by Broadway.com

Actor Christopher Evan Welch, an actor known for sly comic performances as well as Shakespearean roles, died on December 2 at a Los Angeles hospital. He had been shooting Mike Judge's up…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY by BroadwayWorld TV

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly opened last night, Tuesday, November 19. Directed by Erica Schmidt Humor Abuse, the cast f…

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly opened last night, Tuesday, November 19. Directed by Erica Schmidt Humor Abuse, the cast f…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

People You Should Know . . . Samantha Strelitz by Zack Calhoon

SAMANTHA STRELITZ is excited to be part of Death For Sydney Black. Theater: Yankee Wives (The Hudson Guild), Pilo Family Circus with the Drama-Desk Award w…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blair Underwood & Keke Palmer Join Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams in The Trip to Bountiful TV Remake by Lindsay Champion

Next stop, Bountiful! Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer are on tap to appear in the Lifetime TV remake of The Trip to Bountiful, alongside previously announced Oscar and Tony winner …

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Why The Glass Menagerie Persists  by Armond White

New Tennessee Williams production misunderstands a classic Zachary Quinto wants to be the Tom Wingfield for his era. In the new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ 1945 play The Gla…

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Vivien Leigh, the greatest beauty of her time: from the archive blog by Katy Stoddard

It's 100 years since Vivien Leigh was born. Here's how the Guardian and Observer covered some of her greatest moments, and her untimely death at just 53Vivien Leigh, one of the biggest actin…

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Monday, November 4, 2013

MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Performances Tomorrow by BroadwayWorld

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of TAKING CARE OF BABY by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly will begin performances tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5. Directed by Erica Schmidt Humor Ab…

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Review: A Patchwork Taped Together by Michael Block

The inspiration? The Golden Age. A time when classics like Golden Boy and Death of a Salesmen and A Streetcar Named Desire were created. A period where the psychological aspect of acting wer…

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vivien Leigh picture with Olivier kicks off centenary celebrations by Maev Kennedy

Previously unpublished image of power couple is curtain-raiser for National Portrait Gallery's exhibition of her life and careerA previously unpublished image of one of the most glamorous co…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

60 Seconds with TAKING CARE OF BABY Playwright Dennis Kelly by Manhattan Theatre Club

60 Seconds with TAKING CARE OF BABY Playwright Dennis Kelly American premiere play by Dennis Kelly Directed by Erica Schmidt with Francois Battiste, Reed Birney, Kristen Bush, Amelia Campb…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jessica Lange ‘Coming to the End of Acting’?! The American Horror Story Star to Depart After Next Season by Lindsay Champion

Sad news, American Horror Story addicts (a.k.a. everyone)—Jessica Lange, our favorite widow/nun/witch, is planning to leave the hit FX series after one final season, The Los Angeles Ti…

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bunny Christie: what the National Theatre means to me

There's an ethos of saying yes to imagination and innovation at the National TheatreSet designer Bunny Christie has worked on National Theatre productions since 2001, earning three Olivier a…

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Official: Ruth Wilson to Star in, Co-Direct World Premiere of THE EL. TRAIN, Three Plays by O'Neill, Dec 6-30 by BroadwayWorld

Ruth Wilson Saving Mr Banks, Anna Christie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Luther, The Lone Ranger will star in the London premiere of The El. Train three one-act plays by Eugene O'Neill The Web,…

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Pass the Popcorn! West End's Private Lives, Starring Anna Chancellor & Toby Stephens, to Be Screened in Cinemas by Lindsay Champion

The West End production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives is coming to a theater near you! The hit London production, starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor and directed by Jonathan K…

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Secret Theatre: Show 2 – review by Lyn Gardner

Lyric Hammersmith, LondonThis Streetcar Named Desire is like seeing Shakespeare performed in a foreign language: fresh yet disconcerting"When a play employs unconventional techniques it is n…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

People You Should Know . . . Jennifer Larkin by Zack Calhoon

Jennifer Larkin-Boomerang: To Fool The Eye, Anna Christie, Giant-n-Variation, Beyond the Horizon, The Substance of John. Off-Off Broadway: Stairs to the Roof (Ensemble Studio Theatre); The L…

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