Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Holy Warriors, Shakespeare’s Globe by Aleks Sierz

While it is something of a cliché to be reminded that forgetting the past is a sure way of repeating it, the problems of the Middle East are so acute that this thought might be worth taking…

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Friday, July 18, 2014

This weeks new theatre by Mark Cook & Lyn Gardner

Holy Warriors | Holt Festival | The Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes | The Boy Who Fell Into A Book | Memories Of August 1914 | The Two Gentlemen Of VeronaThe Globe plays host to three new plays…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ticket Offer: £5 Tickets to Holy Warriors at Shakespeare’s Globe, Plus a Free Drink by Lucia Genziani

Experience David Eldridge’s epic new play Holy Warriors in the stunning setting of Shakespeare’s Globe for just £5 with a free drink. From the crusades of Richard the Lionheart to the b…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Tickets Now Available to See Hugh Jackman in The River On Broadway by Ryan McPhee

In case you still haven’t had enough of Hugh Jackman after his Tony turn, now’s your chance to see him in his return to the Great White Way! Tickets are now on sale for Jez …

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Enduring Song , Southwark Playhouse, London by Honour Bayes

Southwark Playhouse, London: After scoring a hit with his first play Bound, Jesse Briton's second is not short on ambition. Enduring Song sees Briton's company, Bear Trap Theatre, …

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Enduring Song review bloated as a rotting whale by Lyn Gardner

Southwark Playhouse, LondonMore buckle than swash, it's as if a first draft has meandered on to the stageWe're in France in 1096. Matthew works on the failing family farm, is at odds with hi…

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

TWELFTH NIGHT's Mark Rylance Wins Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play by BroadwayWorld

Mark Rylance has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as 'Olivia' in Broadway's TWELFTH NIGHT. Rylance last appeared on Broadway…

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Spotlight On...Ben Clawson by Michael Block

Name: Ben ClawsonHometown: Born in Williamsburg VirginiaEducation: BFA in Theatre, Montclair State UniversityFavorite Credits: Omnivores with StrangeDog Theatre and Playwright's Theatre of N…

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The River, Starring Tony Winner Hugh Jackman, Will Play Broadway in Fall 2014 by Ryan McPhee

He's prepping to host the Tonys, but that's just the beginning of Hugh Jackman's return to the New York stage! Dates have now been announced for the previously reported Broa…

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Dmitry Krymov on creating Opus No 7: 'Chaos is a magnet' by John O'Mahony

What do you get when a set designer is given free rein to take over a show? Colliding pianos, magic prams and Sputnik on ice. We meet a Russian stage visionary in MoscowThe most astonishing …

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spotlight On...Ben Otto by Michael Block

Name: Ben OttoHometown: Glastonbury, CTEducation: BA in English from Fordham University, Minor in Creative WritingSelect Credits: Pipeline Theatre's BYUIOO, Fresh Ground Pepper's Shoot the F…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Jason Butler Harner to Join Greta Gerwig in Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike Off-Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Jason Butler Harner (COCK and TV’s Homeland) will join the previously announced screen star Greta Gerwig in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike. Directed b…

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

STC to bring Mojo back to stages in May by Cassie Tongue

Directed by Iain Sinclair (Our Town, Blood Wedding) Mojo is a tightly-wound thriller which examines the dark underside of the halcyon days of rock ‘n’ roll with grim humour. Fr…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Good news from Jerusalem by Thomas Garvey

The Jerusalem String QuartetAt first I couldn't believe me eyes at intermission - indeed I had to look at my Celebrity Series program twice - the Jerusalem Quartet was really founded in 1993…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Theatre Review: New Jerusalem is artfully insightful by Alison Broverman, Special To National Post

Under Mitchell Cushman’s direction for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, this production has the sort of experiential flourish that has become his signature

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

On my radar: Ruby Wax's cultural highlights by Ben Marshall

The comedian and actor on Breaking Bad, Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem and the magic of Cape TownRuby Wax is an actor, comedian and writer. She grew up in Evanston, Illinois and graduated in ps…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The New Tony Nominations Rule: What If...? by JK

You've probably read about the new rule adopted by the Tony Awards Administration Committee regarding the number of nominees in the four major categories.  Simply, it states that if nin…

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Spotlight On...Katharine McLeod by Michael Block

Name: Katharine McLeodHometown: Vancouver, BCEducation: BA Theatre/Performance Studies from UC Berkeley, MFA in Acting from the University of WashingtonFavorite Credits: Arcadia (Hannah Jarv…

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Dennis Kelly: our Matilda musical was a risk only subsidised theatre would take by Dennis Kelly

No one in the commercial sector would have backed a Roald Dahl musical by Tim Minchin and me. If arts cuts continue, we're likely to damage UK theatre's international success, writes Dennis …

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Secret Message on a Bottle in Jerusalem's City of David

A skilled scholar can sometimes guess what a tiny fragment of writing means. A biblical historian has such a guess about a shard of pottery found in Jerusalem’s City of David. Click he…

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Northern Ireland Christians force cancellation of comedy based on Bible by Henry McDonald

Play is pulled from schedule of Newtownabbey theatre after calls for ban from DUP politiciansChristians have forced the cancellation of play at a Northern Ireland theatre because it allegedl…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Glenn Close to return to Broadway in a 'mountain of a play' by Matt Trueman

Hollywood heads to the Great White Way, with Close appearing in an unnamed production, Bradley Cooper playing The Elephant Man and Hugh Jackman teaming up with Jez ButterworthBroadway will w…

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

How I Won a Marathon in Israel

When Tuvia Tenenbom heard about a mini-marathon in Jerusalem, he knew just how to win. Some advice from a fellow journalist helped. Cheating didn’t hurt. Click here for the rest of the…

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

‘A Quick 5′ with Michael Tolaydo by Elliot Lanes

Michael Tolaydo is currently playing the role of Christopher who is the father of the lead character in Tribes at Studio Theatre. Michael is one of the area’s most versatile performers…

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hugh Jackman is Heading Back to the Great White Way in The River by

Tony winner Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway in 2015! Although he recently dropped out of the new musical Houdini, he is now set to start in a play, Jez Butterworth'…

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Hugh Jackman is Heading Back to the Great White Way! by

Tony winner Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway in 2015! Previously attached to Houdini, a project he recently departed, according to the New York Post he is now set to appear in Je…

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Micky Lay - Obituary by Telegraph Staff

Bombastic pub storyteller and inspiration for Rooster, protagonist of Jez Butterworth's hit play Jerusalem    

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Micky Lay, Source for Falstaffian Lead in ‘Jerusalem,’ Dies at 73 by Daniel E. Slotnik

Mr. Lay’s hard-drinking, rebel persona was the inspiration for Jez Butterworth’s play “Jerusalem” and Mark Rylance’s Tony- and Olivier-winning performances.    

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Micky Lay: The real-life rebel behind stage hit Jerusalem dies aged 73

The inspiration for Johnny “Rooster” Byron, the heavy drinking lead in the transatlantic stage hit Jerusalem, died last week outside his local pub.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Why do private schools still attract the most memorable teachers? | Martin Kettle by Martin Kettle

It's not surprising that Alan Bennett's The History Boys is Britain's most popular play. The unfairness within our education system enduresThere are obvious pitfalls in reading too much…

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The History Boys is Britain's favourite play, poll finds by Mark Brown

Top spot for Alan Bennett's play about schoolboys studying for Oxbridge entrance exams followed by Noises Off and HamletIt was hailed as "superb" and "life-enhancing" when it first opened at…

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