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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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Rupert Goold: 'Every show should aim to change theatre' by Matt Trueman

How will Rupert Goold top turning American Psycho into a hit musical? By making Prince Charles king and unleashing The Simpsons' Mr Burns. The director talks to Matt Trueman about risks, rio…

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Friday, February 7, 2014

CONTEST: WIN Tickets to a SPECIAL BROADWAY EVENT: The Realistic Jonses by JK

I am so excited to give you readers a chance at an extra special prize this time around!  Oh, I'm still giving away two tickets to a Broadway show.  BUT those tickets will get you …

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Edmund Kean! by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia -- Two hundred years ago this week, a star was born. Edmund Kean was a journeyman actor until January 26, 1814. On that night, he played Shylock at the Drury Lane, London…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ellen Terry With Eileen Atkins – review by Michael Billington

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonIf the BBC does not go and record Atkins's masterclass in acting – in which she channels Ellen Terry's informal lectures on Shakespeare's female characters …

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/18- Jesse L. Martin by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Jesse L. Martin Martin is best known for originating the role of Tom Collins in the Broadway theatrical production of Rent, and for his portrayal of NYPD Detective Ed Green o…

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shakespeare's Globe Double Joins Broadway Hit List by David Rooney

The acclaimed repertory productions featuring Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and Stephen Fry announce their recoupment after 12 weeks of playing to capacity houses.NEW YORK – Who said Br…

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Jack O'Brien by The Old Globe

Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Jack O'Brien The Old Globe presented a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Jack O'Brien, on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. T…

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Peter O'Toole dies aged 81 by David Thomson

Stage and screen actor who brought a touch of danger to his roles in Lawrence of Arabia, Becket and The Lion in WinterKatharine Hepburn, his consort in The Lion in Winter (1968), once told P…

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn & Gayle Rankin Join Cabaret Revival, Starring Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams by Ryan Gilbert

Divine decadence darling! The full company for the forthcoming Broadway revival of Cabaret is complete. Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin have joined the Roundabout Theatre Company pro…

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jean Kent obituary by Sheila Whitaker

Popular stalwart of film classics such as The Browning Version and Fanny By GaslightJean Kent, the fiery, sexy, red-haired bad girl of British movies in the 1940s, who has died aged 92, was …

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Artistic Director Barry Edelstein in Conversation with James Shapiro by The Old Globe

Artistic Director Barry Edelstein in Conversation with James Shapiro On Wednesday, Aug. 28, The Old Globe presented Artistic Director and noted Shakespearean Barry Edelstein In Conversation…

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Production Manager by American Theatre Wing

Production Manager Production Manager Ruth Sternberg is the primary facilitator in executing a stage production within its given financial parameters. She discusses with the director and de…

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

You'll Notice Him! Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald to Join Broadway's Chicago as Amos Hart by Ryan Gilbert

Mr. Cellophane shoulda been is his name! Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald is going to be anything but invisible, inconsequential when he takes over the role of Amos Hart in the long-runni…

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

TT: Almanac

I wish you all the joy that you can wish. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice...

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