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Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 11am (Broadway Time)

BWW Flashback: ON YOUR FEET Will Conga One Last Time on Broadway Today!

by Stephanie Wild

On Your Feet, the Gloria Estefan bio-musical closes today, August 20, after a nearly two year run at the Marquis Theatre. The show will launch a national tour this fall, with plans to also run abroad.

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20

by Audition Roundup

Updated this week Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including whatwhenwhere and how to audition

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Review: Pageant, London Irish Centre

by Olivia Gibbs-Fairley

Drag has always been prominent within the performing arts. In recent years, with drag culture becoming more and more celebrated and mainstream, thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Idol, numerous shows …

GOOD GIRL – #EdFringe

by Daniel Perks

At ten years old, GG (Naomi Sheldon) is of the impression that in order to be liked, she has to be a Good Girl. She’s at the county swimming championships and her coach is telling her to keep going, like …

DON’T BLAME THE BANKERS… $T00PID! – Canal Cafe Theatre

by Helen McWilliams

Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid has one final performance at Canal Café Theatre, tonight! Book your tickets here: Canal Cafe Theatre Box Office Star rating: ***** 45 minutes of sheer innovativ…

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9am (Broadway Time)

The Arts on Stamps of the World — August 20

by Doug Briscoe

An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.

In Which I Rank the Top 10 Film Comedy Teams of the Sound Era

by Trav S.D.

Because we like to swim in dangerous waters, we thought we’d ruin your Sunday by dashing off a quick listicle ranking the top ten male classic movie comedy teams of the sound era. By “classic”…

Review: FREAK, The Space

by Charlotte Irwin

FREAK is undeniably provocative. Juxtaposing lap dancing club orgies with first time sexual experiences, Anna Jordan’s sex-focused play seeks entry to the growing canon of flawed female characters playing up …

Review: Olympilads, Theatre N16

by Alice Devoy

Anyone who was around in 2012 (or indeed most of 2011) will remember the HYPE that surrounded the London Olympic games. Stepping through the doors at Theatre N16 and seeing copious amounts of Union Jack bunting…

Macbeth review – high camp, dark drama and more than a hint of Game of Thrones

by Rowena Smith

Festival theatre, EdinburghThis new production from Teatro Regio Torino has a solid cast and striking imagery backed by a richly nuanced account of Verdi’s score Verdi’s take on the Scottish play was the fi…

A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN – Live at Zedel

by Emma Clarendon

Celebrating a selection of music written by three generations of the Sherman family, A Spoonful of Sherman has plenty to make you smile about.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8am (Broadway Time)

BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

Review: The Cambridge Footlights International Tour: Dream Sequence, Pleasance Dome

by Beatrix Swanson Scott

The Cambridge Footlights might be Britain’s most famous sketch comedy troupe. The university society claim such alumni as Stephen Fry and Sue Perkins and are a regular presence at the Fringe. They return this…

Review: Sleepwalkers, theSpace on the Mile

by Beatrix Swanson Scott

Sleepwalkers takes place simultaneously in Berlin before the outbreak of World War II and in a sinister post-Brexit Britain which has reached warzone conditions. At the heart of this play, which marks Think Twi…

A MONK’S TALE – #EdFringe ★★★★

by Scatter Of Opinion

Beginning their show with the habits and rules of a British society, the cast sing ‘Don’t start an argument or mention religion’. Immediately going against their own decree they leap into a debate about M…

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Quizzes: Test your actor knowledge: How well do you know Ben Whishaw?

With his new play Against just opened, we thought we'd test your theatre knowledge with our quiz

REUBEN KAYE – #EdFringe ★★★★★

by Daniel Perks

If you find yourself anywhere in the vicinity of Reuben Kaye when he is performing, run. Run fast and don’t look back. If you make eye contact and the divine devil that is Kaye himself engages you with a sini…

Party Today, Panic Tomorrow with Second City

by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Also on the Top Ticket Aug. 20 to 26, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old and SZA (although that last one is sold out).

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Dick Gregory, pioneering US comedian and activist, dies aged 84

by Associated Press

Gregory used his humour to break racial barriers in the 1960s and even ran for president in 1968Dick Gregory, the black comedian who broke down racial barriers in the 1960s and used humour to spread messages of…

Against review – Ben Whishaw on a mission to save the world

by Michael Billington

Whishaw is quietly charismatic in this play with lofty philosophical ambitions but which ignores the social and political history behind today’s violenceBen Whishaw is a highly sympathetic actor. That is just…

Review: Wishing on a Stopgap, theSpace on the Mile

by Beatrix Swanson Scott

In Wishing on a Stopgap, a retired teacher, spending his days giving away his paperback collection to ‘anyone without a kindle’, begins to examine his many past relationships and wonder why he never found l…

Review: The Marriage of Kim K, C Venues

by Beatrix Swanson Scott

The Marriage of Kim K (the title is a play – pun intended – on The Marriage of Figaro) marries reality TV with classic opera and explores how people overcome differences in relationships, the conflict betwe…

Review: How to Win Against History, Assembly George Square

by Katie Smith

How to Win Against History is one of those plays at the Fringe that has the double-edged curse of “hype”. Last year, it played in the tiny Box at Assembly George Square – this year, it’s playing to hund…

Review: Hotter, Paradise in Augustines

by Beatrix Swanson Scott

Hotter, a two-hander devised and performed by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, is a kaleidoscope of song, dance, verbatim theatre, sketch comedy and heartfelt monologues. It explores women’s obsession with the…

Eyes Closed, Ears Covered: ‘How far would you go to relive a memory?’

by Press Releases

Eyes Closed, Ears Covered director Derek Anderson recalls the initial impression the script had on him and how sensitively he and author Alex Gwyther tackled the play's themes around domestic abuse and mental h…

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Lula del Ray at Underbelly

by Rosemary Waugh

Starry-eyed: Rosemary Waugh reviews Manual Cinema's intergalactic coming of age story. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Lula del Ray at Underbelly appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

On my radar: Laura Carmichael’s cultural highlights

by Interview By Kit Buchan

The former Downton Abbey star declares her love for Indian food, Andrew Scott’s Hamlet and RuPaul’s inspiring podcastTwo years after graduating from the Bristol Old Vic theatre school in 2008, Southampton-b…

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Out of Love at Summerhall Roundabout

by Rosemary Waugh

BFFs: Rosemary Waugh reviews Elinor Cook's new play about female friendship. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Out of Love at Summerhall Roundabout appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

INTERVIEW: Our #SummerMusicalMoment with Rebecca Trehearn

We're loving chatting to our StageFaves about their summer plans and this week is no exception! Our #SummerMusicalMoment interview series continues with the wonderful Olivier Award-winning Rebecca Trehearne who…

CHANGELING – #EdFringe

by Laura Kressly

Mowgli, a ferocious boy-child raised by wolves in the jungle, has been kicked out of the pack. He’s trying to figure out what to do next when he meets a mysterious creature from another world – or rather, a…

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Muny at 100: Theater's opening act includes opera, politics and wide acclaim

by Jnewmark@post-Dispatch.com (judith Newmark)

Next summer, the Muny will stage its 100th season of musical entertainment in Forest Park. Few theaters reach such a milestone, and none in the United States has reached it in its original venue.

50 years at the Muny, Dennis Reagan leads outdoor theater into 100th season

by Judith Newmark • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When the Muny celebrates its 100th season next year, president and CEO Dennis Reagan will mark his 50th season there

Poetry to take to the art museum

by Kathryn Nuernberger Special To The Post-Dispatch

St. Louis has a world-class art museum, and writers often draw inspiration from the collections there. Why not take along one of these poetry collections to read in the galleries during your next visit to the S…

Edinburgh theatre review: The Divide; Flight; Adam; Meet Me at Dawn

by Susannah Clapp

King’s theatre; Church Hill theatre; Traverse, EdinburghA six-hour Alan Ayckbourn epic is outdone by some tiny model figures, a true-life transgender tale and two marooned women with a secretThe Divide is one…

Looking at Lucian review – more a sketch of the artist

by Clare Brennan

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal BathHenry Goodman’s powerful performance fills out a sometimes superficial portrait of Lucian Freud as an older manWe are looking at the older Lucian Freud (1922-2011) in his Lon…

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Phil Wang on Patrice O’Neal – indefensible views, undeniably funny

by Phil Wang

Whether or not you agreed with his routines on race and gender politics, Patrice O’Neal was an incredibly funny and fearless standupPatrice O’Neal presents a challenge to the liberal comedy fan. Many of his…

A.I. allows machines to create music and art

by Blouin Artinfo.

Douglas Eck in assistance with a team of Google engineers has developed "NSynth" - a machine, which creates its own music and sketches for itself. Eck always wanted to mix Artificial Intelligence (AI) and …

Pantone introduces a new color in Prince’s honor

by Blouin Artinfo

The Pantone Color Institute, in collaboration with the musician’s estate, has created a new shade of purple honoring the late rock legend Prince.Pantone is considered worldwide as the authority on color, nami…

Amelia Farrugia’s ‘Diva’ at City Recital Hall, Sydney

by Blouin Artinfo.

Amelia Farrugia’s show “Diva” will pay homage to two late Australian divas, Dame Joan Sutherland and June Bronhill, at City Recital Hall, Sydney. Farrugia had a personal connection to both divas whil…

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Comedian Phil Wang: 'I enjoy a level of patriotism that only immigrants can have'

by Interview By Paul Fleckney

The British-Malaysian comic on why conversations about race in the UK have become absurd, his favourite standups and how to outdo a rival’s nipple tassels You talk a lot in your show about having one foot in …

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Interviews: Keegan Michael-Key Wanted to Be Jason Bourne (but Ended Up Doing Shakespeare)

The Key and Peele funny man talks about his career pivot to New York City theater, on and off-Broadway.

Morgan James Brings Her Reckless Abandon Tour to Hollywood Bowl August 20

by Robert Viagas

The singer-actor is also heading off to Germany, France, and the U.K.

Aladdin and Miss Saigon Cast Members Swap Songs August 20

by Robert Viagas

Concert will benefit the spouse of a cast member paralyzed in a car accident.

On Your Feet! Ends Broadway Run August 20

by Andrew Gans

The Gloria Estefan bio-musical musical opened on Broadway in November 2015.

Relax in Bryant Park with Anastasia’s Christy Altomare

by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway leading lady shows us how she enjoys summer in New York City.

Why Food Plays a Crucial Role in This Former Wicked Star’s Life

by Kori Frederick

Zachary Noah Piser talks food, fuel, and family.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/19/2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8192017.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Full cast and additional cities announced for The Wizard of Oz

by Matt Edwards

This morning, The Wizard of Oz producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones announced the full cast for their upcoming production as well as additional tour stops. The cast members revealed today will join the prev…

Stuart J. Thompson, award-winning Broadway producer behind 'Proof' and 'The Book of Mormon,' dies at 62

by Christopher Mele / The New York Times

Stuart J. Thompson, a Tony Award-winning producer and manager of Broadway shows who brought a contemplative, low-key style to an industry known for its razzmatazz, and helped mount hits like “The Book of Morm…

Missy Higgins joins the cast of Miracle City for Musical Theatre debut

by Erin James

After premiering at Sydney Theatre Company in 1996, Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s acclaimed musical Miracle City hadn’t been seen on Sydney’s stages for nearly 20 years. From 12 – 29 Oc…

A.J. Lambert at 54 Below

by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester     The family business has been good to the Sinatra clan. Pater familias, Frank, of course needs no introduction. Children Nancy and the late Frank, Jr. also cut a wid…

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Evita audition registrations close today

by Matt Edwards

If you are considering auditioning for Evita the Musical, you’d better get in quick. Last week, Opera Australia and John Frost announced that Evita would return to Australia, opening at the Sydney Opera…

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Gears Up for the Eclipse and More Saturday Intermission Pics!

by BroadwayWorld

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup This week PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is all…

A "Hamlet" Without a Semblance of Majesty

by Broadwayandme

Hamlet is hands down the world's most famous play. People who have never been inside a theater quote its lines "To be, or not to be" and "To thine own self be true." And parodies and homages have been done by e…

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Lili Marlene

by Joel Benjamin

The songs never come up to the title song made famous by Marlene Dietrich who’s mentioned several times during the play. Antin’s attempt at playful seduction, “Take Me Home Tonight,” sung by the half-dr…

Michael Moore on Broadway: The Terms of My Surrender

by Sandi Durell

    By Marilyn Lester     Board the speeding train that’s Michael Moore’s bang-up Broadway debut at the Belasco Theatre and you’ll find yourself debarking sometime later quite dazed …

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Last Ditch Playlist Review: Kiss and Break Up

by New York Theater

Aaron and Wes have broken up, but Aaron can’t seem to let go, in “Last Ditch Playlist,” Brad Baron’s semi-autobiographical play about his first love and his first breakup, which is running through Sunda…

People You Should Know . . . Howard Rubenstein

by Zack Calhoon

HOWARD RUBENSTEIN (Book & Lyrics) is a physician, writer, and photographer. In 1953 he received a B.A. from Carleton College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi and won the Noyes Prize…

People You Should Know . . . Meridith Jones

by Zack Calhoon

Meridith Jones is a Manhattan-based Actor and the Artistic Director of Crashbox Theater Company which focuses on the development of new works by emerging playwrights.  A graduate of Atlantic Acting School …

President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors, Highlighting Rift With Artists

by Miles Parks

Three of the five honorees had already spoken out against the president and said they either planned to boycott a White House event or were considering it.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Ticketmaster Warns Against Purchasing Unverified Tickets to SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY

by BroadwayWorld

Ticketmaster has issued a warning in regards to those wishing to purchase tickets to Bruce Springsteen's upcoming concert run at Broadway's Walter Kerr theatre. The ticketing website urges perspective audiences…

INDIE AS F*CK – #EdFringe ★★★★

by Thom Dibdin

Authentic humour: Indie As F*ck, Pinched! Theatre’s comic play with songs about teenage aspirations and disappointments, remains an engaging night out.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Stuart J. Thompson, Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Dies at 62

by Christopher Mele

Mr. Thompson, whose productions were nominated for 20 Tony Awards and won six, helped mount hits like “The Book of Mormon.” “He elevated me,” said Patti LuPone.

Theatre Review: ‘Othello’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

by Norah Dick

“Where should Othello go?” This is one of the final questions that the titular character asks in Shakespeare’s “Othello,” and points to the work’s seminal exploration of “otherness” and the natu…

Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards

by Darlene / Superville / Associated Press

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors arts awards to “…

A JOKE – #EdFringe ★★★★

by Thom Dibdin

Sound premise: Combining wordplay, humour and philosophical musings, A Joke at the Space on Niddry Street is a beautifully presented piece of theatre.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Theater Review: “Out of the Mouths of Babes” — Memories of a Cad

by Robert Israel

Israel Horovitz's latest play delivers some fine moments of comedy as well as some dark revelations about female neediness.

A Piece of Work: A Text of Hamlet Remixed

by Nicole Serratore

Preserving performance is a challenge. How do you document multi-faceted work that involves sound, light, text, bodies, and music? Video may take images of it but rarely captures it. For Annie Dorsen’s algori…

Beach views, body positive & more solo shows at #EdFringe

by Chris Grady

After five days away, we are back for another week of theatregoing, along with 20 panels, workshops, surgeries and meets. May I recommend living in Portobello during the Festival? Swimming pool, walks along th…

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

See Ana Villafañe’s Sardi’s Caricature Unveiled

by Hannah Vine

The On Your Feet! star joined the famed wall of Sardi’s August 19.

Secret Life of Humans review – questing history of the species

by Lyn Gardner

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghA Tinder date with the grandson of 70s TV scientist Jacob Bronowski prompts a thrilling mystery that asks almost too many big questionsThe mathematician and scientist Jacob Bronows…

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at noon (Broadway Time)

Seeing Yourself Onstage: The Heidi Chronicles

by Carey

  I often go to the theater to escape my life. Not that my life is horrible, but who doesn’t need a break now and then from their everyday problems, jobs, or relationships? Plays and musicals offer a gli…

Broadway Jukebox: Sing Along to the Shows of Hal Prince!

by BroadwayWorld

In anticipation of the big night, we're bringing you a Princely playlist that covers all of his greatest hits and even some flops Tune in below

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the play’s original home

by Terri Paddock

Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the company of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT, as the play returns home to the stage where it had its English-language premiere 62 years ago, on Wedne…

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki dies at 78

by Associated Press

The wife of renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki says he has died at 78.

SEANMHAIR – #EdFringe

by Shanine Salmon

The mood was set by the dark scenery of black brick, interspersed with flashes of light. Hywel John has written a tightly scripted tale, set in 1950s Edinburgh, it is as brutal and harsh as the humour.

Smartphone extremists and VR scuba-divers: Edinburgh's tech trailblazers

by Lyn Gardner

One woman interrogates her personal assistant in Siri, The Believers Are But Brothers brings the war on terror to your mobile, and Frogman conducts an underwater murder investigation via VR headsetAt the Edinbu…

Spider-Man's dad, Ruby Wax and Labour v Tory standup: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures

by Murdo Macleod

The Edinburgh festival 2017 is still going strong with unlikely film stars, black-history monologues and toddler comedy sidekicks – here’s a selection of the latest shows photographed by Murdo MacLeod Cont…

Clay Siegall concentrates on improving cancer survivability

by Rino16

The major cancer breakthroughs of the 20th century took place in the decades of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Prior to that, most people who got cancer had a very poor chance of surviving much more than about 1 year. …

INTERVIEW: In Conversation With… Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour’s Kirsty MacLaren

by Olivia Mitchell

I’ve covered so many career goals on this job, from working with National Theatre of Scotland, performing at the National Theatre, touring internationally and now working in the West End. Plus originating a r…

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