Thursday, July 17, 2014

Theater A Family Business For The Naughton Clan by Frank Rizzo

Daughter Directs Dad In 'Cedars' At Berkshire FestYou might be tempted to call the arts as the Naughton family business, but to this group of — relatively speaking — well-adjuste…

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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, February 17, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath announces 2014 summer season by Matt Trueman

Alison Steadman in Zola's Thérèse Raquin and Felicity Kendal in Noël Coward's Hay Fever among the castingsAlison Steadman, Felicity Kendal and Tim Pigott-Smith will lead productions at th…

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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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Friday, January 10, 2014

Tony Danza, Mary Testa, Lilla Crawford & More Set for DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below, 1/16 by BroadwayWorld

Don't Quit Your Night Job, returns to its new home at 54 Below in New York City on Thursday, January 16th, 1130pm. Joining creators STEVE ROSEN, SARAH SALTZBERG and DAN LIPTON will be DERRIC…

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Laura Benanti, Tovah Feldshuh, Lilla Crawford & More Set for DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below, 12/19 by BroadwayWorld

Don't Quit Your Night Job returns to its new home at 54 Below in New York City on December 19th, 1130pm. Joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton will be Derrick Baskin M…

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Photo Flash: Zachary Levi, Hunter Foster & More in DON'T QUITE YOUR NIGHT JOB by BroadwayWorld

Don't Quit Your Night Job recently returned to New York City at its new home, 54 Below. Joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton were Derrick Baskin Memphis, Jen Cody The…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stewart Lee and critic go head to head – but why? by Brian Logan

There's Much A-Stew about Lee as critic walks out. Meanwhile, Judi Dench fights film censorship and Ricky Gervais joins an animal activist campaignThis week's comedy newsAccusations and coun…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In a Word... Anna Hagan on Western Gold Theatre and Relatively Speaking by The Charlebois Post

Say Anything But Adorableby Gaëtan L. CharleboisAnna Hagan received a BA degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia in 2009. This year her long and&…

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Review: (Vancouver) Relatively Speaking by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Wendy D Photography)Not very nice people in old comedy.Misunderstandings and interrupted sentences form the base.by David C. JonesIf you are going to remount an almost 50-year-old …

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Patricia Wilcox, Justin Townsend & More Join A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Creative Team by BroadwayWorld

Joining the show's writer and director Randy Johnson will be recent Astaire Award winning choreographer Patricia Wilcox Motown, set and lighting designer Justin Townsend Vanya and Sonia and …

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sarah Sokolovic, Katie Thompson & Libby Winters to Lead Imaginary Friends at Samuel French Festival by Lindsay Champion

Broadway alums Sarah Sokolovic and Libby Winters will join Big Fish’s Katie Thompson in Imaginary Friends, a short play by Jeffrey James Keyes. Directed by Terry Berliner, the producti…

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

West End Review: Othello, Passion Play, The Weir & more by TheatreVOICE

West End Review, May 2013, part 1. Mark Shenton hosts a session looking at Othello (National Theatre), Relatively Speaking (Wyndham's Theatre), Passion Play (Duke of York's), The Weir (Donma…

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

CBS Picks Up Ari Graynor’s Bad Teacher to Series by Marc Snetiker

CBS has given the greenlight to The Performers alum Ari Graynor’s star vehicle comedy series Bad Teacher, reports TVLine. The late-in-the-game pick-up is a rarity, considering that …

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review: Relatively Speaking by Jemma Anderson

In 1967, when Relatively Speaking first played to audiences, it opened to a roar of approval from the critics, and the first offering of now acclaimed playwright Alan Ayckbourn set him on th…

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Radio: Podcast: Kendal & co in Relatively Speaking Q&A

Last night (21 May 2013), 140 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers attended Relatively Speaking at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre. First performed in 1965, Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking …

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Feature: Live Tweeting: #WOSOuting to Kendal & Tointon in Relatively Speaking with Q&A

Tonight (21 May 2013) we're taking almost 140 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers to see Relatively Speaking at the West End's Wyndham's Theatre. First performed in 1965, Alan Ayckbourn's Relativ…

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1st Night Photos: Kimberley Walsh & Denise Van Outen toast Tointon in Relatively Speaking

Strictly Come Dancing stars Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Artem Chigvintsev toasted former Strictly winner Kara Tointon at the opening of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking at Wynd…

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Review Round-up: Critics convinced by Relatively Speaking?

Lindsay Posner's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking opened at the Wyndham's Theatre last night (20 May 2013). The play was Ayckbourn's first major success in 1965, and follows …

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Review: Relatively Speaking ****

Goodness knows why Alan Ayckbourn's debut success has had to wait 46 years for its first West End revival. Relatively Speaking, short, sweet and savage, has been a regional stand-by for dec…

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Relatively Speaking, Wyndham's Theatre, London by Mark Shenton

Wyndham's Theatre, London: In August, Alan Ayckbourn, who turned 74 last month, will premiere not one but three new plays at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre - the theatre that has …

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1st Night Photos: Strictly stars party at Relatively Speaking first night

Strictly stars Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Artem Chigvintsev were among those celebrating the opening of Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking at the Wyndham's Theatre last night (2…

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Relatively Speaking, Wyndham's Theatre by Matt Wolf

The pronouns have it in Alan Ayckbourn's career-defining comedy of spiralling misunderstandings, which has arrived on the West End 46 years after first hinting at the formidable talent of a …

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Relatively Speaking – review by Michael Billington

Wyndham's, LondonThis is the play that in 1967 gave Alan Ayckbourn his first West End hit. Seeing it again after all these years, in Lindsay Posner's witty production, I was reminded of the …

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News: Opening: Relatively Speaking, Southwark Playhouse's Tanzi Libre & NT Shed's Bullet Catch

Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are Relatively Speaking at the Wyndham’s Theatre, Tanzi Libre at Southwark Playhouse, NT Shed's Bul…

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Friday, May 10, 2013

What to see: Lyn Gardner's theatre tips by Lyn Gardner

Mayfest comes to Bristol with bare-knuckle Beowulf, Live Theatre in Newcastle takes a unique walk backstage and the Norfolk and Norwich festival kicks off in spectacular styleScotland and No…

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Felicity Kendal: My family values

The actor talks about the source of her bossy streak and how it was hard being in The Good Life when her first marriage was disintegratingI inherited my slightly bossy streak from my father,…

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

10 Years Ago Today: A Year with Frog and Toad by JK

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE NEW "HOT OR NOT" POLL!  CLICK THE LOGO TO YOUR RIGHT!  POLL CLOSES THURSDAY!Here's the next in a series of blogs featuring the musicals that opened 30, …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cast Complete for The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, Starring David Morse by Ryan Gilbert

The complete cast has been announced for the world premiere of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company. Starring David Morse, Sarah Goldberg …

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Theater News: UPDATED: Lisa Emery and Rich Sommer Join David Morse in Roundabout's The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Bethany Rickwald

UPDATED: Drama Desk Award nominee Lisa Emery (Relatively Speaking) and Mad Men star Rich Sommer (Broadway's Harvey) will complete the cast of Steven Levinson's The Unavoidable Disappearance …

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Offer: Tointon, Kendal, Bennett & Coy in Ayckbourn's RELATIVELY SPEAKING inc. prog + Q&A

Kara Tointon, Felicity Kendal, Max Bennett and Jonathan Coy reprise their roles in the West End transfer of the Theatre Royal Bath's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's breakthrough comedy RELATIVEL…

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