Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Macbeth review tragedy and regicide amid the picnic hampers by Alfred Hickling

Grosvenor Park Open Air theatre, ChesterAlex Clifton hacks at the text of the Scottish play fearlessly but the cuts don't always work Continue reading...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Natural Affection, Jermyn Street Theatre by Siobhan Murphy

The work of William Inge doesn't get much of a look-in on British stages, but the American dramatist's depictions of frustrated aspirations and desires at work in small-town Midwestern lives…

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cause Celeb: come to the indoor picnic and cabaret! by Cassie Tongue

Are you ready for a night full of remarkably talented performers and a look back on 70 years of Sydney entertainment? You should check out Cause Celeb – An Indoor Picnic and Cabaret on…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wanna Watch Pitch Perfect, Frozen & More Under the Stars? Six Can't-Miss Movie Musical Screenings in NYC by Lindsay Champion

During the summer, nothing beats seeing a Broadway show in an air-conditioned theater—except watching an awesome movie musical in the great outdoors! (Well, if New York City counts as …

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Wanna Watch Pitch Perfect, Frozen & More Under the Stars? Seven Can't-Miss Movie Musical Screenings in NYC by Lindsay Champion

During the summer, nothing beats seeing a Broadway show in an air-conditioned theater—except watching an awesome movie musical in the great outdoors! (Well, if New York City counts as …

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Friday, July 11, 2014

The Merry Wives of Windsor at First Folio Theatre by Heron Pr

The Merry Wives of Windsor at First Folio Theatre First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR …

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: (Toronto) Desperately Seeking Something (Fringe) by The Charlebois Post

Desperately Seeking Something by Nellwyn Lampert lives up to its title.by Jason BookerYoung Annie (Ewa Wolniczek) feels life lacks meaning. She turns to religion – though she debates which…

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Special Reports: From Neil Patrick Harris to Megan Mullally, Gobble Up the Long Weekend With This Broadway Picnic Basket of Leftovers

We cleaned out our kitchen and found a dented pie tin full of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Awards, The Bridges of Madison County, and other delectable treats.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Your Unofficial Guide to Enjoying the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Festival by Art

Funny or Die has announced and put tickets on sale for their second annual summer Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival!You can visit the official Funny or Die website here. My wife and I at…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

The Playwright’s Playground: SOURCE Festival 2014 – An Interview With CJ Ehrlich on Her Play ‘Picnic on the Lake’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Welcome to the conversation and The Playwright’s Playground, an in-depth conversation with female playwrights in the D.C. theatre community. Female theatre artists make up more than 50 per…

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Feature: Down the rabbit hole with Opera Holland Park by Caitlin Clark

If you are searching for the perfect summertime treat for your family, look no further. Pack a picnic, grab your trainers and prepare for a magical evening of world-class opera unlike anythi…

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Kara Swift And That Famous Picnic At Hanging Rock by K.e. Weber

It is 1900, and for a group of Australian schoolgirls, a romantic Valentine’s Day outing ends in an intriguing mystery. What has happened to the three seniors and the mathematics teach…

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler Hosts New York Restoration Project's 13th Annual Spring Picnic! by Walter McBride

In 1994, Bette Midler returned to New York after nearly 20 years in Los Angeles, and started the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing abandoned and neg…

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

News: (Toronto) Soulpepper announces summer programming (press release) by The Charlebois Post


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Pajama Game review uplifting musical where passion collides with politics by Michael Billington

Shaftesbury theatre, LondonRichard Eyre's joyous production of this 1954 show has an exuberance comparable to that of his National Theatre Guys and DollsIt's a big leap from the Minerva in C…

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tony Nominee Mare Winningham, Peter Maloney, Whitney Bashor and Steven Boyer Receive Actors' Equity Foundation Awards by Ryan McPhee

Four stage favorites have taken home honors from the Actors’ Equity Foundation. Mare Winningham and Peter Maloney have received the 2014 Richard Seff Award for their performances in Ca…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

‘The Velocity of Autumn’ only mildly entertaining by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Alexandra is 79 and angry — growing old is no picnic, plus she’s afraid of being kicked out of her Park Slope brownstone. So she barricades herself in her home,...

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Angst at the Picnic by Sam Hurwitt

She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange features four people sitting around in a park making awkward small talk for 75 minutes.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Company Spotlight Young Actors' Theatre Camp

By Kristin Brownstone    "Imagine a camp where you have 150 best friends and everyone is an artist just like you. That's Young Actors' Theatre Camp," says camp director and cofound…

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

News: Shaw Festival extends contract of AD Jackie Maxwell to 2016, begins search by The Charlebois Post

Shaw Extends Contract of Artistic Director, Looks to the FutureNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 25, 2014) - The Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival announced today that it has ex…

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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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Thursday, February 27, 2014

PICNIC's Ellen Burstyn to Join Rita Moreno in NBC's OLD SOUL by TV News Desk

NBC's comedy pilot OLD SOUL from Amy Poehler has added another theatre alum to its roster. According to Deadline, Ellen Burstyn will joing Fred Willard, Natasha Lyonne and Rita Moreno in the…

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County: the Broadway musical – review by Alexis Soloski

Schoenfeld theatre, New YorkKelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale sing splendidly in this Broadway musical adaptation of Robert James Waller's novel, but they're let down by the chaste choreograp…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Aisle View: Information Overload by Steven Suskin

Lights up on two 20-somethings on a first-date picnic, falling in love as she feeds him information about her job. She tests and kills baby chickens, slices their brains, and plots thought p…

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Free Shakespeare in the Heartland by HowlRound

By Diane Timmerman. Our Shakespeare productions have become beloved Indianapolis events that draw over one thousand people per evening. We offer pre-show bands, food trucks, and beer and win…

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Tribute Artist *** by Barry

                                       By: David ShewardAny play that features the divine gender-beCharles Buschnder Charles Busch quoting Mary Astor in The…

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Perth Festival: Radio and Juliet by Claire Condry

As always the Quarry is a magical setting for dance with Perth’s skyline in the distance and a balmy summer evening. The first night buzz was palpable as audience members settled in with p…

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gabriel Ebert, Mare Winningham, Reed Birney & More Complete the Cast of Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina by Ryan Gilbert

The gang's all here! Tony winner Gabriel Ebert, Emmy winner Mare Winningham, Broadway vet Reed Birney and more complete the star-studded cast of Casa Valentina, a new play written by Ton…

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Warmth, wit in this Signal production by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEW: "Plainsong" at Signal Ensemble Theatre ★★★ It opens with a man standing alone at sunrise, gazing out the window with a cigarette in hand, and ends with tha…

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Midsummer night’s picnic by Anne-Marie Peard

Director Glenn Elston and the Australian Shakespeare Company have been performing in gardens all over the country since 1987. Their first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was …

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