Monday, May 19, 2014

Alexander Whitley double bill review 'brilliantly unstable choreography' by Judith Mackrell

Linbury Studio, LondonWhitley's creativity is seen best in his piece for dancers of the Royal Ballet, where the focus remains tautAlexander Whitley is the second choreographer to appear at t…

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Actresses’ Efforts Inject Passion Into Stilted Talky Mamet Philosophy-Fest, The Anarchist by Bill Hirschman

Not every show is a home run. But that doesn’t deprive the audience of an interesting night when talented actresses make a flawed script land as well as can be hoped. Patti Gardner and Jac…

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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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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BRTG Spinoff Primal Forces To Stage Mamet’s The Anarchist by Bill Hirschman

A brand-new troupe, Primal Forces, is targeting a group previously left to fend for themselves: the Boomers who came of age during the political and social tumult of the 1960s and 1970s. The…

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Friday, September 20, 2013

How Will Tony Winner Patti LuPone Fit Into the New Season of HBO's Girls? by Josh Ferri

Two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone will appear on two episodes in the upcoming third season of the HBO comedy Girls, according to her press rep. Could it be that aspiring singer Marnie Michae…

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Annual Idiosyncratic Fall Theater Preview by Jan Simpson

--> Between you and me, I’m a little reluctant to list the shows I’m most looking forward to this fall.  That’s because my picks for past seasons have turned out to be…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Theatre review: The Secret Agent, The Maria, Young Vic, London

In Joseph Conrad's great 1907 novel, there's a botched attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory. One of the central ironies of the book is that the atrocity is instigated not by the anar…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Patti LuPone to Bring Expanded Two-Act Far Away Places Concert to Carnegie Hall by Josh Ferri

Two-time Tony winner and four-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Patti LuPone is bringing an expanded, two-act version of her acclaimed 54 Below show Far Away Places to New York&…

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Broadway heats up. The Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

Several new shows for Broadway were announced this past week, and new roles on Broadway for Jeff Goldblum, Debra Messing, Fantasia Barrino, Anne-Marie Duff, Idina Menzel. There was even news…

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

UPDATE: Mr. and Ms. Broadway: Where are they now? by JK

Since I began this blog almost 4 years ago, together we - you and I - have celebrated some of the best, brightest, newest and established theatre guys and gals by naming, so far 53 Mr. Broad…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Has David Mamet lost the plot? by Mark Lawson

David Mamet has now had six box-office letdowns in a row. Is Broadway's insatiable desire for big talking-point plays to blame?Critics often commend theatres for going off-piste and staging …

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Patti LuPone Set for Oral History Event at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts by Broadway.com

Two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone will be the focus of a career retrospective interview for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ film on tape archive on June 3. Broadwa…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2013 Tony Award Nomination Snubs — And Why They Shouldn’t Be Considered Snubs by New York Theater

Here are celebrities eligible for the 2013 Tony Award nominations who were not nominated: Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannaval, Jessica Chastain, Alan Cumming, Katie Holmes, Scarlett Johansson, …

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Monday, April 29, 2013

2013 Tony Awards Eligible: Preparing For The Snubs To Be by New York Theater

The 2013 Tony Award nominations will be announced at 8:30 a.m. on April 30. To help prepare for the inevitable reaction — “Snubbed!” — here is a list of those eligibl…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Drama League Award Nominations by Ludlow Lad

The Drama League announce their nominees this morning, and once again Off-Broadway was nicely represented, most surprisingly in the Outstanding New Musical category, a category that is usual…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spotlight on: "The Anarchist"

A new play by David Mamet that starred Patti LuPone as a prisoner and Debra Winger as her jailer.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Hope-Filled Preview of the Spring Season by Jan Simpson

Let’s face it:  the fall theater season was disappointing as hell. Of the 20 or so shows that opened on Broadway between last year’s Tony broadcast and the dropping of the ball in …

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More by Michael Mellini

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions from the 2012-13 season. The 14 productions discussed includ…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Pulitzer dominated season by Elyse Sommer

The  proliferation of   old  plays made new again  by virtue  of   casting  with  actors  who  are  box-office  magnets …

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Anarchist by David Mamet by TCG News

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newest play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet: The Anarchist. Just having completed its world premiere on Broadway under the …

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Patti LuPone to Join Her Women on the Verge Composer David Yazbek for a One-Night-Only Concert by Josh Ferri

Patti LuPone will reunite with her Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown composer and lyricist David Yazbek on February 4 for a one-night-only concert at the 92YTribeca. LuPone will p…

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Photo Bomb: Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Martin, and the Best Broadway Photos of December by Editorial Staff

From the Broadway openings of The Anarchist and Golden Boy to Gypsy of the Year and Chicago's landmark 6,681st performance, December was a busy month as the theater world ushered out a great…

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Patti LuPone on Why the Opening Night of "The Anarchist" Is a 'Homecoming' by Broadway.com

Patti LuPone on Why the Opening Night of "The Anarchist" Is a 'Homecoming' David Mamet's prison drama "The Anarchist" opened at Broadway's Golden Theatre…

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Find Patti LuPone and Debra Winger Explosive in "The Anarchist"? by Broadway.com

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Find Patti LuPone and Debra Winger Explosive in "The Anarchist"? Patti LuPone and Debra Winger star as an inmate and a parole liaison in the world …

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Friday, January 4, 2013

TCG To Publish ‘The Anarchist’ by Broadway's Best Shows

The Anarchist written by David Mamet will be published Jan. 22 by Theatre Communications Group. The production recently appeared on Broadway at the Golden Theatre. Upon closing, the produc…

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Callithumpian Cage Contemplates Catastrophe by Chloe Veltman

I can't imagine a more wonderful place to experience the "musical theatre" of John Cage than in the new concert space at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which opened less than a ye…

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Broadway Box Office: Week 29: 12.10 - 12.16.12 by JK

Over the next two and a half weeks, if you are looking for a unique, interesting and heartfelt new musical to go see, I can't recommend Chaplin: The Musical enough. Rob McClure's performance…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

This Week on Broadway for December 17, 2012: Working Bare by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk about Glengarry Glen Ross, Bare, The Anarchist, A Civil War Christmas, Working, and Golden Boy.   Please take the BroadwayRadi…

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Broadway Grosses: Wicked Soars Back to the Top Spot by Michael Mellini

Wicked made its way back to the top spot of the box office this week, followed by frequent champ The Lion King. Holiday tuner A Christmas Carol continued to pack in crowds hungry for festive…

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‘The Anarchist’ Plays Final Show December 16 by Broadway's Best Shows

The Anarchist, the new play written and directed by David Mamet, which began previews at the newly refurbished Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, and opened…

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