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Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Escaped Alone" - Presenting Horrors Large and Small by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderLewis Carroll once wrote that the time has come to talk of many things. In what might be described as an ominous allegory with elements of pitch-black comedy, Caryl…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" - Devastatingly Brilliant by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThere's a moment in Martin McDonagh's pitch-black comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane where the entire audience gasps over a certain character's actions. It's a soun…

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

White Rabbit Red Rabbit - A Tour-De-Force From Both Sides of the Script by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderYou come into the Westside Theatre on a Monday evening and see a set consisting of a table, on which have been placed with two glasses of what appears to be water, …

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dead Poets Society - A Moving Experience by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by JUDD HOLLANDERIt's a tough job to transfer an acclaimed movie to the stage, but playwright Tom Schulman gets it right with the stage version of Dead Poets Society, based on his 1…

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

"Letters to a Man" - A Penetrating Look at a Psyche in Torment by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderAn ever-changing landscape of the mind and one who is powerless to correct what is happening. These are some of the images, thoughts and feeling that come from the …

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

"The Roads to Home" - A sometimes elusive search for comfort by Judd Hollander

By Judd HollanderThe concept of "home" is more than just a physical location. It's also a state of mind that can conjure up a place from long ago where things seemed to be better, happier an…

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Theater Review: ‘A Wilder Christmas’ by Judd Hollander

The fragility and fleetingness of life is examined by the Peccadillo Theater Company in its excellent presentation of “A Wilder Christmas,” the umbrella title for two rarely performed on…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Review: ‘Three Sisters’ by Judd Hollander

Love, loss, and a crushing status quo

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Theater Review: ‘CHURCHILL’ by Judd Hollander

Ronald Keaton does an outstanding job of bringing the title character to life in the one-man show “Churchill,” now at New World Stages. A fascinating individual, Churchill experienced a …

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Friday, July 18, 2014

News: Broadway to dim its lights for Elaine Stritch by Judd Hollander

The New York theatrical world will bid farewell to Elaine Stritch by dimming the marquees of all Broadway theatres tonight, for exactly one minute at 7:45pm. A four time Tony award nomine…

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Monday, June 9, 2014

News: Mark Rylance bags Tony Awards hat trick, Gentleman’s Guide wins best musical by Judd Hollander

UK talent Warren Carlyle, Mary Rylance and Sophie Okonedo were among the winners at the 68th annual Tony Awards honouring Broadway performances for the 2013/14 season. Mark Rylance won best …

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Monday, June 2, 2014

News: Twelfth Night wins twice at Drama Desk Awards in New York by Judd Hollander

Shakespeare Globe’s production of Twelfth Night has been named best play revival at thel Drama Desk Awards in New York. Covering the just completed 2013-2014 New York theatre season, t…

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

News: Broadway box office takings increase by 11.4% to $1.27bn by Judd Hollander

Broadway took $1.27 billion at the box office and had total attendances of 12.21 million during the just finished 2013/14 theatre season, up 11.4% and 5.6% respectively on 2012/13. The fi…

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Monday, May 12, 2014

News: Tim Carroll wins Outer Critics Circle prize for Broadway’s Twelfth Night by Judd Hollander

Tim Carroll has won the best director prize at the 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work on Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Twelfth Night on Broadway. Twelft…

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

News: Shakespeare’s Globe picks up eight Tony Award nominations by Judd Hollander

Shakespeare’s Globe has picked up eight Tony Awards nominations, with Michael Grandage’s production of The Cripple of Inishmaan receiving six. Twelfth Night, first staged by Shakespeare�…

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

News: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies aged 46 by Judd Hollander

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York City apartment aged 46. Police are investigating to determine the exact cause of death, but sources are reporti…

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Production News: Broadway cancels Sunday performances due to Super Bowl clash by Judd Hollander

Half of Broadway’s shows are to reschedule their performances this Sunday due to a clash with the Super Bowl American football game. Of the 28 shows which will be running on Broadway a…

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Production News: NBC to show live screening of Peter Pan in December by Judd Hollander

US broadcaster NBC is to screen a live telecast of musical Peter Pan later this year, following the success of its inaugural screening of The Sound of Music last December. Robert Greenblatt,…

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Monday, January 13, 2014

News: Broadway’s reliance on tourist trade increases – report by Judd Hollander

International visitors comprised approximately 22.5% of Broadway admissions during the 2012/13 season, the highest percentage in recorded history. This translated to 2.6 million tickets, ano…

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Production News: Mark Rylance’s Shakespeare double bill recoups on Broadway by Judd Hollander

Shakespeare’s Globe all-male productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III have recouped their $3.1 million capitalization costs, according to the show’s producers. Featuring Mark…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Production News: Broadway’s Spider-Man musical to close in January by Judd Hollander

Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark will close in January next year after a run of more than two and a half years. A specific closing date has not been made public. Show spokesman.…

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

News: Cameron Mackintosh recognised in US hall of fame by Judd Hollander

Producer Cameron Mackintosh is among the latest inductees to the US Theater Hall of Fame. Also entering the Hall of Fame this year are actors Ellen Burstyn and Cherry Jones, directors Lynne …

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Friday, August 16, 2013

News: Broadway Spider-Man show cancelled after new cast injury by Judd Hollander

One of the performers in Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark suffered a severe injury during the show’s performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on the evening of August 15, bring…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

News: Broadway theatres to dim lights in tribute to James Gandolfini by Judd Hollander

Broadway theatres will tonight dim their lights in memory of actor James Gandolfini, who died last week. All Broadway theatres will dim their lights for one minute at 8pm tonight. Broadway L…

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Monday, June 10, 2013

News: Kinky Boots beats Matilda to best musical at Tonys by Judd Hollander

Matilda The Musical won in four categories at the 2013 Tony Awards, but Kinky Boots was the big winner of the evening, taking home six, including best musical. Boots also won for Cyndi Laupe…

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Production News: Les Mis confirms dates for Broadway return by Judd Hollander

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that his re-imagined version of the Alain Boubil/Claude-Michael Schonberg musical Les Miserables will make its debut at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre in …

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

News: Broadway box office falls for first time since 2007/08 by Judd Hollander

Broadway took in $1,138,734,331 at the box office in the just completed 2012/13 theatre season, the first time its total take has fallen in five years. The figures released by The Broadway L…

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Monday, May 20, 2013

News: Matilda triumphs at Drama Desk Awards by Judd Hollander

Matilda the Musical has won five times at the Drama Desk Awards in New York. The show took home outstanding musical and four other awards. Also winning for the show were Bertie Carvel, who w…

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Monday, May 13, 2013

News: Tom Sturridge triumphs at Outer Critics Circle Awards by Judd Hollander

Tom Sturridge has been named outstanding featured actor in a play at the US Outer Critics Circle Awards. The British actor won for his work in Lyle Kessler’s Orphans, which is to prema…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

News: Bertie Carvel, Tom Hanks and Tom Sturridge win Theatre World awards by Judd Hollander

Bertie Carvel, one of the stars of Matilda The Musical, and Tom Sturridge, one of the leads in Lyle Kessler’s drama Orphans, are two of the 2012/13 theatre season’s Theatre World…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

News: Matilda wins New York critics’ award by Judd Hollander

The Broadway production of Matilda has been named best musical of the 2012/13 theatre season by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle. The NYDCC also named Christopher Durang’s come…

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