Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Theater Talk Jacques le Sourd, John Simon and Terry Teachout by Theater Talk

Theater Talk Jacques le Sourd, John Simon and Terry Teachout Original tape date: December 3, 2010. First aired: January 8, 2011. Critics Jacques le Sourd of CBS, John Simon of "The…

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU by BroadwayWorld

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley Take Her, She's Mine, Cat …

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Tony Winner Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Broadway Revival of You Can't Take It With You by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Elizabeth Ashley and Byron Jennings are set for the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take It With You. The two join a cast that include…

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Richard II , St Leonard's Church, London by Rebecca Gordon

St Leonard's Church, London : Following on from a successful run of The Merchant of Venice, the Malachites produce another engaging interpretation of a Shakespeare play with their staging of…

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Few Thoughts on "Much Ado About Nothing" by Broadway & Me

The main lovers in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing are supposed to be Hero, the sweet young daughter of an Italian aristocrat; and Claudio, the gallant nobleman who falls for her. But…

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

'Much Ado About Nothing' - Romantic Battlefields by Andy Propst

Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater in Much Ado About Nothing (©Joan Marcus) Love is a battlefield in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, or, as is the case in Jack O’Brien&#…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

The Merchant of Venice , Witley Court, Worcester by Richard Edmonds

Witley Court, Worcester: The play begins in a gondola, with a cheeky gondolier poling Antonio and a few of his mates through a Venetian lagoon. Read the full review

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Pound for Pound Excellence: Merchant of Venice by Sandi Durell

        NY Theater Review by JK Clarke         With its latest production, The Merchant of Venice (MoV), The Shakespeare Forum has established itself …

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Review: Exploring the Balance in Venice by Michael Block

The Merchant of Venice is one of those Shakespeare "comedies" that has the polarizing blend of comedy and drama. In Shakespeare Forum’s production of The Merchant of Venice, those polar en…

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Review: The Trial of the Jew Shylock, Rosemary Branch Theatre by Laura Peatman

The Merchant of Venice is not only one of Shakespeare’s most popular works, but also one of the most problematic and fiercely-debated by modern audiences. It may have been labelled a comed…

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Big Man in Town in the West End...and On Broadway! Olivier Nominee Ryan Molloy Will Make Broadway Debut in Jersey Boys by Ryan McPhee

Ryan Molloy, who originated the role of Frankie Valli in the West End production of Jersey Boys, will make his Broadway debut when he reprises the role at the August Wilson Theatre beginning…

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Theater News: The Shakespeare Forum to Produce The Merchant of Venice at The Gym at Judson

The play follows last summer's acclaimed production of Love's Labours Lost.

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Feature: Playing Shakespeare – what do The Merchant of Venice and Made in Chelsea have in common? by Lee Anderson

Forget the fairies. Send home the clowns. Do away with magical forests, star-crossed lovers and frothy sentiment! This year, the Globe is celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th birthday in wicke…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Photo Blast from the Past: F. Murray Abraham by Walter McBride

Today, we're featuring F. Murray Abraham circa 1982. Abraham has focused on stage work throughout his career, giving notable performances as Pozzo in Mike Nichols's production of Waiting for…

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Best Shakespeare productions: The Merchant of Venice by Michael Billington

Peter O'Toole, Patrick Stewart and Antony Sher have all made stunning Shylocks which versions of this problematic play have you been sold on?Obviously, The Merchant of Venice poses a proble…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Tony Nominee Lily Rabe Chooses Shakespeare Over the Biggest Franchise in Hollywood by Imogen Lloyd Webber

THIS is dedication to her craft! Tony nominee Lily Rabe has dropped out of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, the final movie in the blockbuster franchise, because filming conflicts …

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Broadway Vet and Emmy Nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Host 2014 Drama League Awards by Ryan McPhee

Emmy nominee and Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the 80th Annual Drama League Awards on May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. As previously announced, the ceremony will in…

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Bill Buckhurst talks about The Merchant of Venice at the Globe by TheatreVOICE

SHAKESPEARE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE The director talks to Heather Neill about Shakespeare’s play, which is the Deutsche Bank Playing Shakespeare production at Shakespeare’s Globe in Lond…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: The Merchant of Venice (St Leonard's, Shoreditch)

Shakespeare's comic drama is given an atmospheric staging by Malachite Theatre

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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Merchant of Venice, St Leonard's Church, London by Rebecca Gordon

St Leonard's Church, London: A talented cast, who adapt to the demands of their roles, and the St Leonard's setting, which adds depth to the play's messages about religion and excl…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Shakespeare and Religion by Lauren Yarger

David KastanBy Retta BlaneyScholars have probed Shakespeare’s plays for centuries, hoping to seize a look into the Bard’s soul, to determine if he was a man of faith. The latest academic…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Star-Gazing: The Power Behind the Broadway Scene This Spring (M - Z) by JK

Here's the last in my series of blogs that takes a look at the award-winning pedigree of the stars, writers and creative teams behind all of the shows opening this spring. (Behind the Scenes…

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Features: Theatre highlights of the week: Blithe Spirit, Two Into One and A Study in Scarlet

This week's highlights include a site-specific re-telling of The Merchant of Venice at Shoreditch Church and Arthur Darvill's first performance in Once

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Star-Gazing: The Power Behind the Broadway Scene This Spring (A - L) by JK

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about all of the star power coming to Broadway this spring.  Several of you wrote to express that I was leaving out the other half of the equation by no…

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy 450th birthday to William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe by Andrew Dickson

If Shakespeare, not Marlowe, had been fatally stabbed as a young man would we even remember him? As the 450th birthdays of both playwrights approach, Andrew Dickson makes…

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Inside the Rehearsal Room: THE MUSIC MAN - In Concert by Two River Theater

Inside the Rehearsal Room: THE MUSIC MAN - In Concert Actors Stephanie Umoh and Isaiah Johnson take us into the rehearsal room for Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN - In Concert at Two R…

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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 25, 2014

Tony Nominee Lily Rabe to Battle Aliens in ABC Pilot The Visitors by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Lily Rabe is to star in the upcoming pilot The Visitors for ABC. According to Deadline, the drama is about the race to prevent an alien enemy from destroying the world. Writt…

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sex and Love in Verona, Venice and Vienna | The Forum | Stratford Festival by Stratford Festival

Sex and Love in Verona, Venice and Vienna | The Forum | Stratford Festival One of the world's foremost Shakespeareans, Stanley Wells explores the relationship between love and sex in th…

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & John Lithgow to Headline The Public Theater's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Tony nominee Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and Tony winner John Lithgow will headline The Public Theater’s line-up for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theat…

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