Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Interactive Timeline: Big BroadwayWorld Happy Birthday Wishes to Michael Crawford by Stage Tube

BroadwayWorld is joining the chorus today of those wishing Michael Crawford a happy Birthday by featuring an interactive timeline of the star's career - that's featured on his web site. Resp…

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The new comics that sum up 2019 by Hannah J Davies and Harriet Gibsone

There’s an unorthodox new generation of performers on the horizon. From Mae Martin to Mawaan Rizwan, here are the funniest new faces of comedy Modern Toss on comedy Continue reading...

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Is standup comedy dead? Exploring the future of funny post-Kevin Hart, Louis CK and Nanette by Stuart Jeffries

Whether it’s censorship, problematic tweets or #MeToo, comics are being scrutinised like never before. Is there a ‘new sense of panic’ in the industry?Comedy is in a period of extraord…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Album Review: FOLLIES (2018 National Theatre Cast Recording) Touches the Sublime by David Clarke

Once one of the costliest flops in Broadway history, FOLLIES is now highly regarded as a true classic in musical theater canon. The well-reviewed National Theatre revival, which ran through …

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Arts Remembrance: Poet Mary Oliver by Robert Isreal

Mary Oliver’s poetic vision reaches back to the American transcendentalists: it encourages us, through an attentive experience of our now threatened natural world, to find a moral compass.…

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Calling All Kids! BroadwayWorld Is On the Hunt for a New Kid Critic! by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld's popular Kid Critics series in on the hunt for a new correspondentWe are looking for a theatre-loving kid age 7-10, who lives in the New York City area, and has lots of things…

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BWW TV: They've Got a Good Thing Going! Go Inside Rehearsals for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG by BroadwayWorld TV

Previews are under way for Roundabout Theatre Company and Fiasco Theater's production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG featuring a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, dire…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

Film Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Broken “Glass” by Isaac Feldberg

M. Night Shyamalan turns the trilogy topper he needed to make after Unbreakable and Split into a preposterous group therapy session. The post Film Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Broken &…

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Review: Nuns, Tristan Bates Theatre by Suzannah Ball

Review: Nuns, Tristan Bates Theatre3.0Overall ScoreWith the promise of delinquency, sin and smoking, I was anticipating a hot and dangerous exploration of religious rebellion as I sat down t…

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Review: A Modest Little Man, Bread and Roses Theatre by Aidan Bracebridge

Review: A Modest Little Man, Bread and Roses Theatre 2.0Overall Score Following Clement Attlee from his unexpectedly successful election campaign in 1945, to his creation of the welfare stat…

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BWW Interview: Tony Winner and Grammy Nominee Lindsay Mendez on Her Return to 54 Below and WICKED Past by Paul Smith

A Broadway show, Tony Award, Grammy nomination and now a return visit to Feinstein's54 Below, Lindsay Mendez has had a whirlwind of a year.

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Choir Boy - Religion, repression, resilience and harmony oh my by Oscar E. Moore

First produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club off-Broadway in 2013 CHOIR BOY has had some repair work done. Some further repairs are called for

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Soulpepper Theatre’s new leaders, Weyni Mengesha and Emma Stenning, are drawing the curtain on a difficult past by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic,carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Weyni Mengesha and Emma Stenning are putting Soulpepper Theatre’s troubles behind it and want to build a company in which everyone’s voices are heard, they tell Karen Fricker and Carly M…

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Actor Ethan Hawke Makes the Case for Sam Shepard’s Genius by Ruthie Fierberg

Hawke, currently starring on Broadway in Shepard’s True West, breaks open the Shepard style.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Review: Hartford Stage's lavish "Engagement Party" by Samuel Baum - a smart, powerful play through Feb 3rd by Christopher Arnott

King of lush DARKO TRESNJAK directs a trusting ensemble of wonderful actors that includes ZACH APPLEMAN, BETH RIESGRAF, veterans RICHARD BEKINS & MIA DILLON who collaborate beautifully. A sm…

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Review: no + politics or What We Want/Glasgow Edition at CCA, Glasgow by Lorna Irvine

'Like watching Trip Advisor glitching': Lorna Irvine reviews German dance-theatre company Tatraum Projekte Schmidt's piece on sharing space in contemporary Europe. The post Review: no + poli…

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Broadway Bookshelf- Experts from the NY Public Library Pick Your Next Great Read for 2019! by Nypl For The Performing Arts

Love Broadway In need of a good book Well you're in luck, because BroadwayWorld has teamed up with the New York Public Library to bring you Broadway Bookshelf- an expert opinion on what thea…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Pondering Some Alternatives Facts About This Year's "LaBute New Theater Festival" by Broadwayandme

Transgression—social, sexual and otherwise—has been the bread and butter of Neil LaBute’s career. It might be the downfall of it too. Last year, allegations about some unidentified mis…

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Sabrina Mahfouz: ‘Oppressive systems can destroy young people’s lives’ by Arifa Akbar

With an adaptation of Noughts and Crosses set to tour the UK and her anthology of Muslim writing picked for Emma Watson’s book club, the prolific British writer is as busy as ever. Here sh…

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Black Rep's 'Canfield Drive' is an extraordinary portrait of a tragedy by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Black Rep production address the media frenzy in Ferguson.

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McClellan: Exploring family history by [email protected] (bill McClellan)

A St. Louis family finds a new branch in their quirky family tree.

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Two auspicious debuts with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Conductor Karina Canellakis and violinist Ray Chen are impressive

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CHOIR BOY oh boy oh boy by Oscar E Moore

To snitch or not to snitch?  That is the dilemma facing Pharus Jonathan Young (Jeremy Pope) the flamboyantly gay, smartass, witty, intelligent, Bible quoting, take-no-nonsense crap from any…

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VIDEO: Patti LuPone Answers Fan Questions About COMPANY and More! by Stage Tube

The legendary Patti LuPone is currently reprising her role as Joanne in Company on the West End. LuPone recently took some time backstage in her dressing room to answer some fan questions ab…

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Cheers for “Cheers” by Trav S.D.

For our post on Cheers (1982-1993) we choose the birthday of the late Nicholas Colasanto (1924-1985), and we’ll make him a peg to hang the piece on as well. Cheers is one of my favori…

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People You Should Know . . . Sydney Cole Alexander by Zack Calhoon

Sydney Cole Alexander-Television credits include CBS’ Limitless and the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It directed by Spike Lee. Previous New York theatrical credits include the worksho…

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People You Should Know . . . Danie Steel by Zack Calhoon

Danie Steel is excited to be making her debut with New Light Theater Project. Previous NYC Theater credits include: Marie (The Maid) in The Lesson, Rebecca Landel in A Real Boy. MFA graduate…

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People You Should Know . . . Alex Herrald by Zack Calhoon

Alex Herrald-New Light Theater Project debut. NYC Theatre: Please Continue, Metro Cards, Empathitrax (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Just Right Just Now (Lesser America), Life And Times (Public T…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Queen of Spades at Royal Opera House by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Stefan Herheim’s production of Tchaikovsky’s opera The Queen of Spades playing at the Royal Opera House until the 1 February 2019.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Photo Coverage: Tiki Barber, Callum Francis and Andy Kelso Join The Cast of KINKY BOOTS by Monroe George

Last night, Tiki Barber NFL superstar and New York Giants legend took over the role of Don in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. The show also welcomed Andy Kelso back to the factor…

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Dorian Woodruff Has a Story by Sandi Durell

  MAC Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Dorian Woodruff, cabaret and jazz singer, a director and writer, will make his Beach Cafe debut on Saturday February 2 at 9:30 pm in his sho…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Review: "The Engagement Party: at Hartford Stage by Mark G Auerbach

Westfield News Group Review: "The Engagement Party", Samuel Baum's thriller, has its world premiere at Hartford Stage. What starts as a joyous celebration turns quickly dark in this powerhou…

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BWW's On This Day - January 19, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Suzanna Ross Set to Bewitch at Don’t Tell Mama by Sandi Durell

  Suzanna Ross is set to bewitch audiences at Don’t Tell Mama on February 7 at 7 pm with magical and romantic love songs that draw from American, British and French songbooks, spa…

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Leaps and bounds: what I learned in 13 years as the Observer's dance critic by Luke Jennings

After filing his final dance review last month, Luke Jennings reflects on the transcendent highs and excruciating lows, and his hopes for the future of the art formThings have changed since …

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Review: The Unreturning at Theatre Royal Stratford East by Rosemary Waugh

'Beautifully considered visual language': Rosemary Waugh writes on Anna Jordan's new play, which follows three soldiers returning from different wars. The post Review: The Unreturning at Th…

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‘The beauty of the play is the way it gets at the truth’: THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW – Arcola Theatre by Michael Davis

Known for classic novels about human relationships such as Sons and Lovers, Women In Love and The Rainbow, DH Lawrence also tried his hand at writing plays. The Daughter-In-Law – which was…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

On Broadway, 'Network' Goes From Satire To Tragedy by Tom Vitale

The 1976 movie Network struck a nerve with its darkly comic predictions about celebrity news anchors and the rise of infotainment. Now, a stage adaptaion is one of the hottest tickets on Bro…

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Review: Crimes on the Nile at The Ustinov, Bath by Ben Kulvichit

A canny comedy crime caper: Ben Kulvichit reviews New Old Friend's latest addition to their popular touring murder mystery series. The post Review: Crimes on the Nile at The Ustinov, Bath ap…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Music Industry warns British PM of significant losses with Brexit by Blouin Artinfo

Newly launched music industry pressure group Music4EU, has presented a petition to British PM Theresa May, raising concerns over the Brexit deal. Over 1200 representatives from across the UK…

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On Edgar Allan Poe by Trav S.D.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was one of the first literary authors I ever read on my own for enjoyment, and from quite a young age. The initial entry points were undoubtedly the poems “…

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Review: Brawn, The Space by Grace Patrick

Review: Brawn, The Space4.0Overall ScoreIt’s hard to do a ‘good’ show about masculinity. It’s very hard. All around us, masculinity and its impact on those surrounding it are experie…

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BWW Review: STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE, Arena Birmingham by Jenny Ell

With the TV series having only finished in December, Strictly Come Dancing 2018 is still very much fresh in people's minds. Last nightsaw the opening of the arena tour in Birmingham, starrin…

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ACT I O'Leary Car Ride: Showtunes 2018 - YouTube by Colin O'leary

Just another car ride with my mother Instagram: col.eary and cols_creations

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“Ben is Back” is at UGC Cinemas by Blouin Artinfo

Written and directed by Peter Hedges, Julia Roberts starrer “Ben Is Back” is being screened at France’s UGC Cinemas through January 31, 2019.This film opens on Christmas Eve, when Holl…

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‘A fascinating mix of drama & fantasy’: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE – West End by Simon Parris

The 2004 Broadway musical Caroline, or Change has returned to London’s West End in a slick, entertaining production anchored by a sensational lead performance by Sharon D. Clarke.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Following Macbeth in 2016 and The Tempest in 2017, Southwark Playhouse presents Twelfth Night as part of their Shakespeare For Schools programme. The aim of their annual project is to bring …

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Lyle Tayo: Livened Many a Hal Roach Short by Trav S.D.

Here’s an intriguing figure who will be well known to fans of Our Gang, Laurel and Hardy and other Hal Roach comedies. Lyle (pronounced “Lily”) Shipman (1889-1982) was born…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Dixie Dunbar: Stalwart of ’30s Musicals by Trav S.D.

Christina Elizabeth “Dixie” Dunbar (1919-1991) took dance classes in her native Montgomery, Alabama, and demonstrated a talent that encouraged her mother to take her to New York.…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Yvonne Constant: “Aznavour As Is” by Darryl Reilly

“Emmenez Moi” was the stirring opening number performed by the French Ms. Constant as she majestically strode through Don’t Tell Mama’s cabaret room and onto the small stage. With he…

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Behind the Sheet at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York — a well-crafted portrait of a flawed man

Charly Evon Simpson’s new play is engaging, though its central character is one-dimensional

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Trio ConcertDance opens the Royal Opera House’s new Linbury Theatre

Alessandra Ferri was the star of a piece that launched this handsome new London venue

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