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Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Tom Allen: how a homophobic rant led me to come out in my standup act

by Tom Allen

I'd never really talked about being gay in my comedy show – until I was bombarded with abuse for kissing my date in Soho• Full Edinburgh festival 2014 coverage• Al Lubel: my performance anxiety on Letterm…

Review: Haymarket – The Anarchist’s Songbook (Underscore Theatre)

by Scotty Zacher

The story told in Underscore Theatre's world premiere is not only of historical significance but one with a sweep and grandeur worthy of musical theater. Writers Alex Higgin-Houser and composer David Kornfeld h…

Review: Kes, West Yorkshire Playhouse

by Adam Bruce

One of theatre’s special characteristics is the way in which it engages its audience through the power of imagination. It can transport us to new worlds, lands and time periods through a variety of ways, …

Review: ‘Cherchez La Femme’ Struggles to Find Its Groove

by Charles Isherwood

Its talented cast performed with infectious gusto. But this musical featuring the work of Kid Creole and the Coconuts is overwritten with an awkward plot.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘Superior Donuts’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

by Peter Winnard

Humor and calories abound in Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s production of Superior Donuts, written by Tracy Letts and directed by Gené Fouché. Set in uptown Chicago, the play follows the story of Polish-Americ…

Review: The Threepenny Opera, National Theatre

by Rob Ellis

Bertolt Brecht: hated by students who don’t understand him, loved by the rest of us who still don’t really understand him. The Threepenny Opera is perhaps his most theatrical ‘play with music’, …

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Six 'Steel Magnolias' and Truvy's beauty salon at Bucks County Playhouse

Richard Harling has written a number of works populated mainly by female characters that show a deft understanding of his subject matter. While the "not about us without us" crowd might frown upon a m…

Review: In ‘The Dresser,’ Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins Give Riveting Performances

by Neil Genzlinger

A stage actor struggling with the demons of old age is propped up by his personal assistant in this period piece, set during World War II.

Tony Awards Close-Up: Lin-Manuel Miranda Tells Us Why He is the Lobster Inside the HAMILTON Pot

by BroadwayWorld TV

He has won a Pulitzer Prize, appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, performed on the Grammy Awards...and that's all just in the past few months. Now Lin-Manuel is taking the Tony Awards by storm, with his HAMI…

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 30-June 5, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Barrett Foa, and More!

by Louisa Brady

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt o…

London Theater Review: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ with Rory Kinnear

by Gordon Cox

Born out of Germany’s economic meltdown in the 1920s, “The Threepenny Opera” puts the destitute and desperate onstage — a remarkable thing at the time. Rather than refresh its reality for our own fi…

Sam Mendes Spills the (English Breakfast) Tea on the Future of James Bond, Says 'It Will Not Be What You Expect'

by Devon Ivie

The tumultuous casting of a new James Bond aside, Ian Fleming's universe just lost one prime asset: director Sam Mendes. Appearing at the Hay Festival of literature in Wales on Saturday, the British direct…

FST seeks barbershop harmony with ‘Fabulous Lipitones’

by Jay Handelman

A new play about a barbershop quartet who find a surprising choice when they need a replacement... Read more »

Travel: On the trail of the 'Phantom of the Opera'

by Jay Handelman

A student breaks away from the routine sights and finds excitement at Opera Garnier made famous in a certain novel and musical... Read more »

This Week on Broadway for May 29, 2016: The Total Bent and Hadestown

by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss The Total Bent @ The Public Theater, Hadestown @ New York Theater Workshop, Chita Rivera at Café Carlyle, The Roger Rees Awards, Fiddler on the …

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

A cheap take on The Threepenny Opera | Letters

by Letters

The Threepenny Opera at the English National Theatre (Songs for the louche and low-life, 28 May) gave that theatre an unparalleled opportunity to intervene in our public life, as the authors, Bertolt Brecht and…

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

BWW Exclusive Audio: Dame Judi Dench on Shakespeare, Playing Grizabella, Broadway Return

by Broadwayradio

Last week BroadwayWorld's Matt Tamanini released anarticle based ona discussion with the legendary Dame Judi Dench in which they discussed the importance of the works of William Shakespeare to her and her caree…

Five Highlights From Last Week’s AJ, Endless Arts Planning Edition

by Douglas McLennan

When arts planning becomes the point rather than the process. Why your creativity may be dependent on being bored. Are MFA degrees a waste of time if you want to be an artist? Broadway breaks more records. And …

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams

by Walter McBride

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over t…

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)

Fuse Coming Attractions: May 29 through June 7 — What Will Light Your Fire This Week

by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, theater, dance, music, visual arts, and author events for the coming week.

Blogs: Bristol Old Vic feels like home for so many

Kris Hallett reports back from the birthday celebrations at the Bristol Old Vic this weekend

STAGE TUBE: SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Talks Being a 'Second Banana' on CBS Sunday Morning

by Stage Tube

Jane Krakowski, recently nominated for a Tony Award for this season's revival of SHE LOVES ME, stopped by CBS Sunday Morning to chat with Rita Braver about SHE LOVES ME, working with Tina Fey, her early childho…

Exclusive Podcast: 'Something New' Welcomes Engaged Actors Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa

by Something New

In Episode 411 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa, a real-life c…

Director Alisa Palmer on her new play Body Politic and LGBT identities

by Brad Wheeler

Th Buddies in Bad Times production is a historical reimagination of controversies surrounding the gay publication The Body Politic

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Matt Bogart and Whitney Bashor On The Ingredients of Long-Lasting Love

by Olivia Clement

The stars of Himself and Nora, a musical about two great literary lovers, open up about what made the relationship such a success.

Spotlight On...Antonio Minino

by Michael Block

Name: Antonio Minino.Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.Education: Universidad Pedro Henriquez Urena, Universidad APEC, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Michael Howard Studios, Larry Singer Studios.Se…

Video Week in Review: Paper Mill’s West Side Story, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Caricature, Sierra Boggess

by Mark Ezovski

Take a look back at a week of video fun.

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE FULL MONTY's Boys Let It Go, 2001

by Michael Dale

Patrick Wilson, John Ellison Conlee, Jason Danieley, Andre De Shields, Marcus Neville and Romain Fruge were the naked boys singing on the 2001 Tony telecast.

KENNY MORGAN – Arcola Theatre

by Emma Clarendon

Mike Poulton’s powerful play is brought to heartbreaking life in this production directed by Lucy Bailey. Kenny Morgan tells the story of the actor Kenneth Morgan and his turbulent relationship with his on a…

BWW Flashback: TUCK EVERLASTING Concludes Broadway Run Today

by BroadwayWorld

TUCK EVERLASTING plays its final performance today, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 730pm after playing 28 previews and 39 regular performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre 235 W. 44th St..TUCK EVERLASTING began pr…

Daisy Eagan, Max Crumm and More Debut New Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' on Fire Island, 5/30

by BroadwayWorld

This Monday Memorial Day night, May 30th, Broadway Sessions begins its new weekly summer residency at the The Ice Palace in Cherry Grove, Fire Island. The Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' will run every Monday t…

Peggy Spencer obituary

by Veronica Horwell

Teacher, choreographer and popular judge on the BBC’s Come DancingAlthough Peggy Spencer’s life revolved around the ballroom, she never thought of herself as a dancer or choreographer; she was a natural tea…

Top Ticket: Three shows to watch May 29 to June 4

by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

The National Ballet's Le Petit Prince, IMissYou and the Combustion Festival.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Marco Ramirez’s Ferocious Propulsive The Royale Roars Through GableStage

by Bill Hirschman

Audiences will relish the superb GableStage production of The Royale -- Miami native Marco Ramirez’s insightful pile-driving play about boxing, celebrity, racism, race relations and personal responsibility.

VIDEO: Sri Lankan Director Inspired by David Bowie for “Alone in a Valley”

by Robert Michael Poole

Sri Lankan director Boodee Keerthisena intentionally aims to confuse audiences with his latest work “Alone in a Valley.” So much as that the audience at Okinawa International Movie Festival screening probab…

ARF Designer Showhouse

by Barry

ARF TRANSFORMS THRIFT AND TREASURE SHOP INTO STUNNING DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (www.arfhamptons.org) hosted a cocktail party and sale at the ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop in…

From Broadway To TV, An Actress' Death Takes Us Down Cultural Rabbit Hole

Beth Howland died in December at age 74. One of her best known roles, was as the original Amy in Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Looking into her past can lead you down a pop culture spiral.

Review: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at Vagabond Players

by Lauren Honeycutt

As a former actress, I can attest that the goings-on backstage are often just as dramatic as what is happening onstage. Celebrating their 100th anniversary season, the Vagabond Players expertly demonstrate the…

A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH – West End

by Aleks Sierz

A short evening of satirical swipes at politicians, plotters and prophets is only fitfully funny and occasionally sharp.

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee David Rockwell Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Broadway Scenic Designer

by Richard Ridge

The world that scenic designer David Rockwell has created in Roundabout Theatre Company' revival of SHE LOVES MEis nothing short oflovely. The musical, for which he was recently nominated for a Tony Award, mark…

Royal Ballet mixed bill review – a winning world premiere from Wayne McGregor

by Judith Mackrell

Royal Opera House, LondonMcGregor’s all-male Obsidian Tear, one of his strongest works to date, contrasts with brutal Kenneth MacMillan, plus superbly performed Christopher WheeldonAs Wayne McGregor has evolv…

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)

World Premiere "Prowess" in Chicago

by John Olson

Through its four thoroughly original inner-city dwelling characters and a plot that, like Disney's theme park ride Space Mountain, never lets you know exactly where the next turn or free fall will be, it forces…

HUMAN ANIMALS – Royal Court Theatre

by Laura Kressly

Stef Smith’s frantic, apocalyptic story captures society’s instinctive, “Must. Destroy. Everything.” response to the natural world threatening contemporary human sovereignty.

Features: Confessions of a Box Office Manager: A disconcerting encounter

The latest confrontation with our West End mole involves a jaded celebrity

Exclusive Podcast: The Broadway Curtain Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend Howard McGillin

by Behind The Curtain

Howard McGillin holds the record for the most performances as The Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. But, before he sang The Music Of The Night over 2,000 times, Howard starred in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, …

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Manifesto: Why Writing a Play Is Like Living in France

by Ramona@howlround.com (ramona)

By Miranda Rose Hall. Playwright Miranda Rose Hall considers how writing a play is like living in a foreign country.

Has Emma Rice a future at Shakespeare's Globe?

by John Morrison

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's clearly not the belief of Emma Rice, who took over with a bang as artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe last month. Her two very successful predecessors, Mark Rylance …

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Meet David Korins, the man behind the look of 'Hamilton'

by Mark Kennedy Associated Press

NEW YORK • When you see the Broadway smash “Hamilton” — if you’re lucky enough to see it, that is — you should know that something important quietly happens at intermission.

Italian Stage And Screen Actor Giorgio Albertazzi Dead at 92

by Nvivarelli

ROME — Giorgio Albertazzi, the lionlike actor and director who was a leading light of the Italian stage for more than six decades but is best known to global French film lovers for playing the seducer wi…

Film Review: ‘Women Who Run Hollywood’

by Jessica Kiang

Despite evident good intentions, and some excellent interviewees, this is a frustrating effort in many ways, not least of which is its slightly misleading title, which suggests a more contemporary than historic…

Sam Mendes Won’t Direct the Next James Bond Film

by Variety Staff

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who directed the last two James Bond films, “Spectre” and “Skyfall,” is done with the 007 franchise. “It was an incredible adventure, I loved ev…

Review: Opening of updated 'Carmen' at San Francisco Opera packed more visual than vocal punch

by Georgia Rowe, Correspondent

The production marks the U.S. premiere of Calixto Bieito's bold 1999 staging of Bizet's 'Carmen.' He has set the action in post-Franco Spain, cut much of the dialogue and created indelible pictures of a frontie…

Call Answered: Michael Raver: Fire on Babylon Fresh Fruit Festival

by Call Me Adam

Call Answered: As much as I love getting to interview my idols, I equally enjoy interviewing new talent. Michael Raver is a playwright/actor on the rise. His latest play, “Fire on Babylon,” was nomi…

Theater Review: A touching and relatable 'Poem of My Life'

by Jay Handelman

Actors puts an interesting spin on his life story in one-man show... Read more »

Review: ‘The Wedding Singer’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

by Charles Green

This charming musical is an entertaining way to kick off Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s 50th anniversary season. With a book by Chad Beguelin, who also wrote the lyrics and Tim Herlihy, music by Matthew S…

INTERVIEW: Spotlight on… Liz Robertson

by Helen McWilliams

Liz Robertson: One of the great things that comes with age is the knowledge that if you don’t try things now they may never come your way again.

Jekyll and Hyde, The Old Vic, dance review: 'Danced with gusto by a stylish cast'

by Zoë Anderson, Zoë Anderson

Drew McOnie's new Jekyll and Hyde both confirms him as a strong theatrical talent, while suffering from a lack of emotional depth. This production zips along, danced with gusto by a stylish cast. It's…

Video: Meet the Made In Bristol company

Find out how this scheme is helping 18-25 year-old budding theatre makers in Bristol

Features: My Top 5 Marvin Gaye Songs: Roy Williams

The Soul playwright picks his favourite songs from the American singer-songwriter

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Quizzes: Test your theatre knowledge: Bristol Old Vic

It's the Bristol Old Vic's birthday this weekend, so our quiz is all about that great theatre

Review: Jekyll & Hyde, Old Vic

by Manuel Muñoz

R L Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of those tales that has become part of our culture and imagination ever since it was published in 1886. This dark tale of scientific horror –…

Susan Elkin: Degree-awarding powers set drama schools free

by Susan Elkin

I recently visited Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance’s Deptford campus to speak to its principal Anthony Bowne about taught degree

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Brighton Festival: Stella, Theatre Royal

by Nick Hasted

A Victorian transgender celebrity is a fitting and timely subject for this Brighton Festival premiere. Writer-director Neil Bartlett turns Stella’s scandalous life into a stark horror story, marked by the reg…

BWW Review: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Preach On Black Music For White Audiences in THE TOTAL BENT

by Michael Dale

Vondie Curtis Hall and Ato Blankson-Wood play father and son singers swimming through the mainstream.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)

The Night Watch review – the swish of the blackout curtain

by Susannah Clapp

Royal Exchange, ManchesterHattie Naylor’s beautifully deft adaptation springs Sarah Waters’s bestseller on to the stage in a pitch-perfect productionWhat a haunting, unusual thing Hattie Naylor has made in …

Jekyll & Hyde review – rock’n’roll swagger

by Luke Jennings

Drew McOnie delivers skilful storytelling and terrific dancing with an inspired Jekyll and Hyde set in 1950s LondonThe narrative issue is one of the most pressing in dance today. Very few choreographers know ho…

Flowers for Mrs Harris review – seamlessly dazzling dreams

by Clare Brennan

Crucible, SheffieldAn improbable new musical about a postwar London charlady in love with haute couture works like a charm, with a transcendent performance from Clare BurtGive yourself wholeheartedly to this im…

Romeo and Juliet review – Branagh’s star-crossed lovers fail to soar

by Susannah Clapp

Garrick, LondonLily James and Richard Madden certainly look the part, but are doomed by their dictionIt’s easy to think the famous golden lines, the swift, sad arc of Romeo and Juliet will carry a production.…

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Mark Wallinger, artist – why I love ballet

by Interview By Andrew Dickson

From Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev to the opium hallucination scene in La Bayadère, artist Mark Wallinger talks about how ballet had him hooked from an early ageI first saw Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureye…

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Theater News: Sideshow Theatre Company Concludes 2015-16 Season With Caught

The show is a collaboration with Christopher Chen, Seth Bockley, and Chicago's Xiong Art Gallery.

Interviews: Brent Barrett Emcees an Intimate La Cage aux Folles at Signature Theatre

...Sequins and feathers still included.

A Broadway Songwriter Is Turning the Election Into a Musical Work of Art

by Robert Simonson

Bloody Bloody composer Michael Friedman has been mining voter unrest for song material.

Stories of Survival, Royal Fantasia and More: See Who’s Up For Best Play

by Hannah Vine

A Look back at the shows nominated for this years 2016 Tony Award for best Play.

A New Broadway League Program Brings Theatre to All NYC Students

by Robert Viagas

Broadway Bridges turns empty seats into an investment in our future.

Richard Lewis hasn't curbed his passion for comedy

by Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Richard Lewis will visit the Heinz History Center on Thursday as the keynote speaker for the Jewish Association on Aging’s “Art of Aging” fundraiser, and while the comedian’s not sure exactly what’s o…

Stage preview: "Matilda the Musical" plays Benedum Center

by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Paula Brancati is still attending school, but Degrassi Community School and Crunchem Hall are as different as the dreadlocks sported by Jane Vaughn and the prim blond wig atop Miss Honey’s head.

2Do this week, May 29-June 4: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MONDAY

Alfie Boe, Katharine McPhee and More Featured in National Memorial Day Concert

by Andrew Gans

The annual event is broadcast live on PBS.

Broadway Musical Tuck Everlasting Closes Today

by Robert Viagas

The show, starring Andrew Keenan-Bolger, will have played 39 performances.

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