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Friday, March 20, 2015

My Broadway Audition by Onstagecritics

Lisa Bailey / Columnist One chilly, Saturday morning in Chicago, I found myself at the Actor’s Equity building waiting in line to audition for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Doors …

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Selecting a BFA/BA Program? : A Checklist of Final Questions To Ask by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief In addition to my 20 years of being involved in theatre from professional to high school ranks, I also have been working in college … Continue reading …

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The 100 Most Important People in Modern Musical Theatre History ~ 79-70 by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine about the greatest lyricists in musical theatre history, yes this is what we … Continue read…

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Second Opinion Review ~ Gypsy at Connecticut Theatre Company by Onstagecritics

Thomas Freeman / Critic Gypsy, A True Community Theater Masterpiece One of my favorite childhood memories was seeing Gypsy at the Imperial Theater in New York City. When I heard … Cont…

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“I of the Storm” at the Playroom Theater by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic What is a successful money manager to do after serving time in prison for the misappropriation of funds and finding he is bereft of family, friends, … Continue r…

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Let the Haters Hate by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief A good friend of mine won a prestigious award in his field recently. I spoke with him a week later and asked him what he … Continue reading →

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Why “Theater Families” aren’t always a good thing by Onstagecritics

Thomas Freeman / Columnist “We’re not just a theater group, we’re a theater family.” Every time I hear that my stomach turns over. Thinking of a group of performers as … Contin…

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The Best BFA Programs for Costume Design for Fall 2015 by Onstagecritics

Ever since we started releasing our lists of the best colleges and universities to study theatre, we’ve been inundated with requests to feature more “best of” lists on the …

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Review ~ “The Tooth of Crime”. Everything I Like… and Less. by Onstagecritics

Thomas Burns Scully / Critic Sam Shepard’s own particular vision of dark Americana is a dangerously alluring one. His world of fathers and sons, modern myth and broken love is … Cont…

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Monday, March 16, 2015

“On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover” at La MaMa by Onstagecritics

David Roberts/ Critic In his new two-part lecture “On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me as Her Young Lover,” Arthur Meek presents the indisputable and indefat…

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Review ~ “On The Twentieth Century” Shines by Onstagecritics

John Bowles / Critic If feeling glamorous and joyful when viewing On the Twentieth Century, which opened last night at the American Airlines Theatre, were infectious, then you might have…

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

High School Seniors, Why Would You Ever Want Major In Theatre? by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief Dear High School Theatre Seniors, Congratulations. You’ve just finished your final high school theatre production. It’s an emotional time, I know…

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“John & Jen” at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic  The charming chamber musical “John & Jen” opened in 1995 at the Lamb’s Theatre and is enjoying its twentieth anniversary revival at the Clurman Theatre on …

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Review ~ “Gypsy” at Connecticut Theatre Company by Onstagecritics

Steve Gifford / Critic Gypsy is, by all accounts, an ambitious project to take to the stage. First arriving on Broadway in 1959, the show starred the inimitable Ethel Merman in … Cont…

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Review ~ “The Fox and Boulder” Handmade and Well-loved by Onstagecritics

Thomas Burns Scully / Critic There’s nothing quite like being taken by surprise by a piece of theatre; entering a performance space with no preconceptions and emerging two-and-some hours l…

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The 100 Most Important People in Modern Musical Theatre History ~ 89-80 by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine about the greatest lyricists in musical theatre history, yes this is what we … Continue read…

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“Finding Neverland” Rush Policy Announced by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic The new Broadway musical “Finding Neverland” will play its first performance this Sunday, March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, between Broa…

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Friday, March 13, 2015

“Everything You Touch” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic Everything you touch turns to gold. Everything you touch turns to dust. “Everything you touch surely dies.” (From the song “Let Her Go” by Passenger) “Everyt…

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Broadway’s Best Theatres by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief While the content and performance might be the most important ingredients for the success of a Broadway show, the theatre that houses it plays … Contin…

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Review “Abundance” from The Actors Company Theatre by Onstagecritics

Joseph Verlezza / Critic Referencing the word “Abundance” in the dictionary, several meanings appear, including ‘an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply,’ ‘ove…

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review ~ “Lives of the Saints” at Primary Stages at the Duke on 42nd Street by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Attributed to Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud’s iconic phrase might be an apt descriptor for David Ives’ “Lives of the ̷…

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Sarasota: The Cultural Gem of Florida by Onstagecritics

Amanda Heisey / Columnist When I moved to sunny Sarasota, Fl. I’m pretty sure someone actually used the slogan “the cultural gem of Florida” to describe this hidden treasure. Maybe …

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Review ~ “The Audience” by Onstagecritics

John Bowles / Contributing Critic For years I’ve tried to understand our fascination with British royalty. From Princess Diana to Prince William & Kate’s wedding, AmericaR…

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“Rasheeda Speaking” at the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic “But what if I was? What if I was standing in the bathroom with my ear up to the door? What if I heard every word … Continue reading →

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The 100 Most Important People in Modern Musical Theatre History ~ 100-90 by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine about the greatest lyricists in musical theatre history, yes this is what we … Continue read…

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Review ~ “The Events” at the New York Theatre Workshop by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic “I like to imagine him in that night,/A trial berserker/An orphan in the moonlight,/Walking, singing, patrolling the bins by the coastal path,/looking for a tribe to…

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Review ~ “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Onstagecritics

Elaine Mercedes Mendoza / Critic “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time” on Broadway is a show that will capture your attention from the very first scene. The piece…

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Review ~ “Woyzeck, FJF” at the New Ohio Theatre by Onstagecritics

David Roberts / Critic  “When you’re poor like us sir … It’s the money, the money! If you haven’t got the money … I mean you can’t bring the likes of … Continue reading…

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Westport Community Theatre Launching WCT Juniors Program by Onstagecritics

The Westport Community Theatre is excited to launch The WCT Juniors Program this summer! Kids ages 6-11 and 12-17 will become immersed in the world of drama from 10am-4pm daily. … Cont…

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You Will Be Loved by Onstagecritics

Chris Peterson / Editor in Chief Pills? Razor blade to the wrist?  This was the debate I was having with myself in my dorm room. I was weighing options of … Continue reading →

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Southern Renaissance ~ Spotlight: Raleigh, North Carolina by Onstagecritics

Michael Arvelo / Columnist A Renaissance. To some the mere word conjures images of fantastic marbled statues, a vast increase of interesting literary works, and developing thoughts of scienc…

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