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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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shakespeare's Globe theatre announces 2014 season and Hamlet world tour by Matt Trueman

Ambitious South Bank season includes new plays from Richard Bean, Howard Brenton, David Eldridge and Simon Armitage – plus Hamlet appearing in WittenbergHamlet will return to Wittenberg n…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Becoming Dr. Ruth, Starring Debra Jo Rupp, to End Off-Broadway Run Early by Ryan Gilbert

The off-Broadway mounting of Mark St. Germain’s new comedy Becoming Dr. Ruth will end its run at the Westside Theatre on December 22. The bio-play, which stars Debra Jo Rupp as real-li…

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

RSC's Wolf Hall adaptation is sellout hit before opening night by Vanessa Thorpe

Stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel novel already a success as Mark Rylance prepares to play Thomas Cromwell in BBC versionNormally a stage show only sells out well in advance of opening night…

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Friday, November 22, 2013

‘Jerusalem’ at The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum’s Johnson IMAX Theater by Leslie Weisman by Leslie Weisman

If Secretary of State John F. Kerry is willing to think way outside the box in his attempts to break the seemingly eternally intransigent deadlock in Middle East peace negotiations, he could…

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Did Adam and Eve Speak Hebrew in the Garden of Eden?

A Jerusalem-based researcher believes that Hebrew is the origin of all languages. It’s a strange opinion, but a few centuries ago, he would have found support for his theories. Click h…

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mojo; King Lear; Jeeves and Wooster – review by Susannah Clapp

Harold Pinter, London; Minerva, Chichester; Duke of York's, LondonJez Butterworth's Mojo returns in style, King Lear has never been less mad, and Jeeves and Wooster fizz in the West EndBefor…

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mojo, Harold Pinter Theatre, London by Ben Dowell

Harold Pinter Theatre, London: Marketed with super cool black and white photos of Brylcreemed 1950s rock'n'roll Soho, Mojo comes from the pen of Jez Butterworth, garlanded author o…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mojo – review by Michael Billington

This revival of Jez Butterworth's play – a tale of rock'n'roll rivalry in gangland Soho – packs plenty of punchJez Butterworth's first play burst on the scene like a fireball in 199…

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Review Roundup: ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Richard III’ by Dcontray

In a New York theater season packed with Shakespeare, Twelfth Night and Richard III playing in repertory, opened on Nov. 10 at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance (Boeing-…

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Reviews roundup: Broadway critics swoon over Mark Rylance's Shakespeare by Matt Trueman

'As brilliant in trousers as he is in a dress': New York's critics love Rylance as Olivia and Richard IIIMark Rylance has received another batch of unashamedly awestruck reviews from New Yor…

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