Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Kids Rock at The Fisher by It's All Theatre

By Daniel Skora The “School of Rock” is holding classes in Detroit with the National Tour of the stage version of the popular movie stopping at the Fisher Theatre for a two week engageme…

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MICF: Emma Malik – If You Can’t Train It, Eat It by Arts Review

British-born Emma Malik grew up with animals and has over a decade of professional animal handling and training. She’s drawn on this in her first solo stand-up show If You Can’t Train It…

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Theater Review: Of Tusks and Treachery, in Mlima’s Tale by Sara Holdren

If you climb the stairs to the Public’s Martinson Theater instead of taking the elevator, you’ll learn a few upsetting facts along the way. Posted on the stairwell’s walls in big red d…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Mlima’s Tale: A Monumental New Play by Lynn Nottage by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ The Pultizer- and MacArthur-winnging playwright delivers a masterwork about ivory trafficking—and much more. The post Mlima’s Tale: A Monumental New Play by Lynn Nottage…

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Mlima’s Tale: Lynn Nottage Incarnates the Ivory Trade with Cruel Irony by Michael Sommers

★★★★ An imaginative quasi-documentary sees an elephant's precious tusks pass through a chain of ivory traffickers The post Mlima’s Tale: Lynn Nottage Incarnates the Ivory Trade…

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Review: An Elephant’s Ghost Stalks the World in ‘Mlima’s Tale’ by Ben Brantley

Lynn Nottage’s beautiful, reverberating portrait of a murder and its consequences follows the global path of illicitly obtained ivory.

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Review: ‘10x10x10’: A Ten-Minute Play Festival at Fells Point Corner Theatre by William Powell

In its sixth year, Fells Point Corner Theatre’s 10x10x10, a collection of 10-minute plays by Baltimore-DC area playwrights, is a feast for theater lovers. The setup of this must-see show …

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The Patrick White Playwrights’ Award Shortlist Announced by Arts Review

Sydney Theatre Company has announced the shortlist of five plays in the running for the 2017 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award. The winner of this prestigious award will be announced with a…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Report: Black Theatre & Dance Symposium at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center by Ramona Harper

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies of the University of Maryland hosted its fourth Black Theatre & Dance Symposium at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Satur…

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Review: ‘Use All Available Doors’ by Pinky Swear Productions at Dupont Underground by Ian Thal

Sherry (Lady Davonne), a WMATA train driver, starts her day at Shady Grove in Derwood, MD. She has a word with the lead car of her train, “Forty-Twenty”: a soon to be decommissioned vehi…

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Review: ‘Fly By Night’ at 1st Stage by Bob Ashby

Recipe for a vexing evening of musical theater: combine cuteness, sweetness, quirkiness, clever and funny dialogue, and a sprinkling of amusing and melodic songs. Add a heavy dose of sentime…

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Mlima’s Tale Review: Lynn Nottage’s Poetic Play about Elephant Slaughter and the Ivory Trade by New York Theater

Elephants might become extinct in 20 years because of poaching for their ivory, we learn from “Mlima’s Tale,” the unusual new play by Lynn Nottage, the Pulitzer prize winning playwrigh…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

People You Should Know . . . Ric Sechrest by Zack Calhoon

Ric Sechrest is an actor/director/filmmaker based in New York City. As an actor he has performed on numerous stages from the US to England. His TV/Film credits include Sex and The City,…

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Review: ‘The Mountaintop’ by L.A. Theatre Works at George Mason University by William Powell

On April 3, 1968, a rainy night in Memphis, Tennessee, in a dingy hotel, there was a man working on a speech. This man had missed birthdays and anniversaries in pursuit of his dream. He was …

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People You Should Know . . . Chad Anthony Miller by Zack Calhoon

CHAD ANTHONY MILLER is a native of Lubbock, Texas, who has lived in NYC for over twenty years. He has worked professionally on both coasts as an actor, writer, co-producer, and teacher.…

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Review: In ‘One Thousand Nights and One Day,’ New Tales of Old Persia by Laura Collins-Hughes

Jason Grote and Marisa Michelson‘s new musical, set in modern-day New York, deconstructs the Middle Eastern folk tales of “One Thousand and One Nights.”

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Review: "The Age of Innocence" at Hartford Stage by Mark G Auerbach

Westfield News Group review of Hartford Stage's "The Age of Innocence", Edith Wharton's story adapted for the stage by Douglas McGrath. It's "one of the most visually exciting Hartford Stage…

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Heather Kravas: Object That Inspire & Interview with Aron Cantor by Aron Canter

The objects could be anything generative, and Heather’s choices are varied, sophisticated, heartfelt, and a fascinating insight into what interests this artist.

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Review of ‘The Stone Witch’ by Tania Fisher

Thank goodness Dan Lauria was in this play. The simple and underwhelming storyline by award-winning playwright Shem Bitterman found only a scattering of amusing moments with some clever quip…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

BritWeek at the Wallis by Pauline Adamek

BritWeek and The Wallis are proud to announce A Shakespeare Jubilee! BritWeek, the largest and most visible celebration of the creativity and innovation between the UK

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‘Mlima’s Tale’ review: Lynn Nottage drama about avarice and ivory by Joe Dziemianowicz

Elephants don’t forget, but the majestic beasts endure experiences no living creature would want to recall.

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Family Tragedy Inspires Kelli Colaco’s Folk Drama “you are my sunshine” in San Francisco by Kenneth Jones

Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s fact-inspired crime drama with folk songs, you are my sunshine, will get a six-performance Equity developmental staging in San Francisco by Alma Theatre Company Apr…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Podcast ‘CAROUSEL’ by Corine Cohen

4 stars. Great music and,lyrics. Impeccable choreography by Justin Peck and an excellent cast.  Renee Fleming is award,worthy.    

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Tour Theater Review: SOUL DOCTOR (Lyceum Theatre in San Diego) by Milo Shapiro

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED: A JOYFUL MESSAGE There is an ancient Chinese proverb: “The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher.” In the musical Sou…

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Where Does The Tattoo Style 'Black And Gray' Come From? by Artsjournal2

The increasingly popular, and increasingly subtle and detailed, style comes from prison culture. "Black and gray used to be referred to as joint-style or prison-style, because of its roots i…

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Concrete Jungle: A Review of Roots in the Alley at Adventure Stage Chicago by Kevin Greene

This magical production from Adventure Stage Chicago follows its twin protagonists on a journey of self-discovery through their personal and cultural histories.

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Drury Lane’s ‘South Pacific’ has Broadway stars and layers of storytelling by Chris Jones

If you are playing Nellie Forbush in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” which opened Thursday night at the Drury Lane Theatre under the open-hearted direction of …

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Magic Time!: Bedroom Talk with Actors Dimitri Gann and Ryan Townsend About ‘Top and Bottom’ at Rainbow Theatre Project by John Stoltenberg

Top and Bottom is a new gay comedy by Kevin Michael West and directed by Christopher Janson. It’s set in a hotel room where James, a wannabe “dom,” has planned an S&…

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Can A New Program Help Increase Orchestra Diversity? by Artsjournal2

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has launched a new education program, and half of the students will be Latinx and African American, by design. Executive Director Patrick Nugent said, "There…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Sir Antony Sher Is King Lear by Jk Clarke

      by JK Clarke   While there’s nothing wrong with the trend of altering classical theater with a modern or minimalist slant, the downside is the infrequency with wh…

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This Seems Like A Good Plan: No More Hotel Auditions, Says Actors' Union by Artsjournal2

And no auditions in "private residences" either. At least, that's the SAG-AFTRA goal, part of a #MeToo result: "The hotel audition guidelines build on the union's Code of Conduct on Sexual H…

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Top AJBlogs From The Weekend Of 04.15.18 by Artsjournal2

Filthy Rotten T.S. Eliot When my staff of thousands sent me this book cover, APRIL IS A MOTHERFUCKER, by none other than T.S. Eliot, it put me in mind of Inventions of the March Hare: Poe…

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Review: Instructions for Correct Assembly at the Royal Court by Rosemary Waugh

If Amazon Prime delivered families: Rosemary Waugh reviews Thomas Eccleshare's new play about humanoids and parenting. The post Review: Instructions for Correct Assembly at the Royal Court a…

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CIRCUS DIARIES: ‘Breaking Point’, by Weibel Weibel Co by Katharine Kavanagh

In the middle of a studio floor, marked with tape into audience safe zones, Alexander Weibel Weibel is playing violin as we enter the space for Breaking Point.

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Will Disney's New Streaming Service Kill Netflix And Movie Theatres Alike? by Artsjournal2

It's an ironic question, or rather it could be an ironic result, considering that Disney essentially built the modern cinemagoing experience. "To save the kingdom, however, Disney may have t…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

New Musical It’s Only Life Comes To The Union Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo It’s Only Life, a musical review featuring the songs of John Bucchino comes to the Union Theatre this June for a limited season. This post New Musical It’s Only L…

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‘Has the potential to expand on its great story’: ISLAND SONG – Nursery Theatre by Shanine Salmon

Hidden Theatre’s Island Song is the first professional adaptation of Sam Carner and Derek Gregor’s American musical. I would describe it as a millennial but heteronormative Rent set in N…

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Helen Mirren Says Streaming Is Devastating The Movies by Artsjournal2

She's definitely not happy with Netflix and Amazon Prime video turning moviegoers into watch-at-home fans. Mirren "said the 'communal' experience of cinema is in danger of dying out. 'An aud…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

West End Cast Announced To Join Orlando Bloom In Killer Joe by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo A killer cast has been announced to join Orlando Bloom in Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios. Book Now! This post West End Cast Announced To Join Orlando Bloom In Killer Joe fir…

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Opera Review: “The Rosenbergs” — A Morally Complicated Tale, Well Told by Steve Provizer

The Rosenbergs is small in scope but large in ambition; it is an accomplished and moving opera that demands attention.

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Book Review: “Show Trial” — Not Ready for Primetime by Arts Fuse Editor

Thomas Doherty's fragmented, stop-and-start-again style dilutes narrative authority and further complicates an already very complicated story.

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Opera Review: IL PIGMALIONE & RITA (Chicago Opera Theater at the Studebaker Theater) by Lawrence Bommer

MY FAIR SIGNORA, OR DONIZETTI, SOUP TO NUTS He didn’t just write Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Pasquale, L’Elisir d’Amore, Poliuto, The Daughter of the Regiment, Maria Stuarda, Robert Deve…

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Should We Speed Up Beethoven's Ninth By, Oh, 20 Minutes Or So? by Artsjournal2

That's what conductor Benjamin Sanders, music director of the Boston Phil, thinks. He recorded an 80-minute version with the London Philharmonic Orchestra- and when that version is released,…

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'How the Other Half Loves' ingenious and fab at North Coast Rep by David Coddon

Very much a product of its time and place, the swingin’ England of 1969, Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy “How the Other Half Loves” skirts the edges of issues such as sexual politics and…

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‘This concert which was outstanding’: An Evening With Jason Robert Brown – London Palladium ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Jason Robert Brown opened the show with an emotive song about finding hope in a hopeless situation which he revealed was written the day after the last presidential election.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Still Alice UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Television and stage actress Sharon Small will star in a new stage adaptation of Lisa Genova’s best-selling novel Still Alice from September 2018. This post Still Alice…

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This Week on Broadway for April 15, 2018: Benjamin Scheuer and Carousel by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Benjamin Scheuer. Reviews include Carousel, Mean Girls, The Sting @ Paper Mill Playhouse, and Marilyn Maye: 90 At Last! @ Fe…

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Concert Review: ‘Vegas Nights with Frankie Moreno’ Featuring BSO with Jack Everly, Conductor by Barry Kramer

When seeing a specific band, you know you will get their big hits. When seeing an act known for playing Vegas, you can expect a diverse playlist that will cover many of your favorite artists…

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Theatre Review: ‘Let it Be’ at the National Theatre by Kristen Price

“Let it Be,” which played the National Theatre for 2 performances only this weekend, imagines what it would have been like had the legendary quartet, The Beatles reunited 10 years after …

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BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for David Henry Hwang & Jeanine Tesori's SOFT POWER! by BroadwayWorld TV

The upcoming world premiere of 'Soft Power' by David Henry Hwang play and lyrics and Jeanine Tesorimusic and additional lyrics will be produced by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatr…

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‘Director Michael Blakemore lets Puccini work his magic’: TOSCA – Touring ★★★★ by Kris Hallett

Michael Blakemore’s production of Tosca plays out with a straight bat, period appropriate, detailed sets and clear delineation of character. He lets Puccini work his magic, each act buildi…

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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 by Audition Roundup

Updated this week Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country.

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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 by Audition Roundup

Updated this week Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including whatwhenwhere and how to audition

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Why “Bewitched” is the Heroin of TV Shows by Trav S.D.

Elizabeth Montgomery (1993-1995), born on April 15, that unlucky calendar date when the Titanic Sank and Abraham Lincoln succumbed to his gunshot wounds. I suppose it’s a bias but I&#…

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Pianist's playing was elegant, balletic in St. Louis Symphony Orchestra gala by John Huxhold Special To The Post-Dispatch

Pianist Simon Trpčeski featured in symphony's glitzy annual gala.

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Early Doors UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following a three week sell-out run in Salford, Britain’s best-loved pub sitcom the Early Doors UK Tour will commence in August 2018. This post Early Doors UK Tour firs…

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SMASH Lives On! Megan Hilty Visits Katharine McPhee at WAITRESS by Stephanie Wild

We're glad to see Ivy and Karen still keep in touch Megan Hilty went to see her SMASH costar Katharine McPhee as Jenna in Waitress last night.

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How Did Traditionally B Movies Get Such A-Movie Budgets - And Attitudes? by Artsjournal2

What even is "elevated horror," for that matter?

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‘Poetry, cynicism & the right amount of innuendo’: HEAD – Jacksons Lane by Katharine Kavanagh

Head is a mixture of poetry, cynicism and the right amount of innuendo and crude humour to keep you entertained, created and performed by John-Paul Zaccarini.

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A Half-Century Of Choreography For Lar Lubovitch by Artsjournal2

He saw a dance performance by chance in his freshman year at the University of Iowa. He "was lucky to discover dance when he did, in the early 1960s — the tail end of the heroic age of Ame…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Stunning behind-the-scenes photos of new mental health play In the Shadow of the Mountain by Featured Content

You've got to check out this stunning new photography for In the Shadow of the Mountain, a new play written by and co-starring Felicity Huxley-Miners that lifts the lid on Borderline Persona…

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If We're Going To Have Truly Intelligent AIs, They'll Have To Think *And* Feel by Artsjournal2

Thinking isn't everything, or rather, it isn't actually divorced from feeling. "Part of being intelligent is about the ability to function autonomously in various conditions and environments…

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VIDEO: Saturday Night Live Parodies LES MISERABLES...With Lobsters by Stage Tube

On last night's Saturday Night Live, the cast performed an epic medley of songs from Les Miserables. But instead of Jean Valjean, Cosette, and the rest of the characters we know and love, th…

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See Smash Stars Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty Reunite Backstage at Waitress by Hannah Vine

Hilty dropped by the Brooks Atkinson Theatre April 14.

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How much would you sacrifice in return for the adoration of the masses? Interview with The Buzz’s Lydia Rynne by Emma Clarendon

"The Buzz is a play that, on the surface, seems very contemporary in its concerns but in fact deals with the timeless conflicts of misuse of power, female oppression, the superficiality of s…

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Rex Harrison Was Terrified Of Failing, And Almost Didn't Open 'My Fair Lady' by Artsjournal2

This isn't a new story, but it's a darn good one. "Word of the performance’s cancellation, which had been broadcast on the radio, was rescinded, and crowds started forming at the theater: …

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence’ at Silver Spring Stage by Mara Bayewitz

Thematically, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence is simple and relevant: the frightening trend toward rejecting selfless, mutual, unconditional love with a person in favor of a me…

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Knights Of The Rose Cast Announced by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Casting has been announced for new classic rock musical Knights Of The Rose which will play for a limited season at the Arts Theatre London. This post Knights Of The Rose Cas…

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As Cannes Begins, It Does So Without Netflix - And With Few Films Directed By Women by Artsjournal2

Oh, Thierry Frémaux, did you really say this? You did. "Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux remarked at a news conference Thursday morning that the world 'will never be the same again…

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Instructions for Correct Assembly review at Royal Court, London – ‘cleverly constructed but bloodless’ by Sam Marlowe

“Hello!” chirps Max and Harry’s son, as they remove him from his packaging and boot him up for the first time –

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Gender Parity in Canadian Theatre by [email protected] (jdstokely)

By Elana Gartner, Rebecca Burton. Elana Gartner, founding co-chair of the International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award, interviews Rebecca Burton, co-founder of Equity in …

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Jon Bon Jovi Finally Got to Trade in His ‘F-ck You’ Speech for His Thank You Speech at the Rock Hall Induction by Devon Ivie

For Jon Bon Jovi, getting inducted alongside his Bon Jovi bandmates at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was something that came many, many years too late: His feud with the instituti…

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Review: ‘Luzia’ at Cirque du Soleil in Tysons by John Stoltenberg

For a Cirque-head such as myself, anticipation of a new Cirque du Soleil show coming to town kicked in months ago. It had been two long years since Cirque last pitched its Big Top here, with…

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‘A lot of fun for old & new friends, of all shapes & sizes’: FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL – Touring by Liz Dyer

On paper, Fat Friends the Musical ticks all the boxes: a nostalgic revival of a much-loved TV series, written by the show’s original creator Kay Mellor; a heart-warming story about loving …

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Comic delivery: Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe on having a baby by Brian Logan

Just a month before their first child is due, the standup couple are doing a show together – seeking the audience’s parenting tips“It’s mad,” says Josie Long, “but it feels like …

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Livestreaming Keynote Speeches from the IETM Porto Plenary Meeting, Portugal—Thursday 26 April to Saturday 28 April 2018 by HowlRound

By HowlRound TV. IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts presents three keynotes from the IETM Porto Plenary Meeting 2018 livestreaming on the commons-based peer produc…

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Helen Mayer Harrison, Who Was A Leader In The Focus On Eco-Art, Has Died At 90 by Artsjournal2

Harrison, who with her husband Newton formed the art duo The Harrisons, created work that was "unconventional, to say the least, pushing the very boundaries of what constitutes art. They mad…

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BWW's On This Day - April 15, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Watch the Cast of Once On This Island Sing 'Why We Tell the Story' at Good Morning America by Logan Culwell-Block

Stars Hailey Kilgore, Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, Alex Newell, and more headed to GMA for a special online-only performance.

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Audiobook Sales Are Up So Much That Some Authors Are Writing Audio-Only Pieces by Artsjournal2

Authors who are taking part in Audible's scheme in Britain (it's already happened in the U.S.) need to think differently. One said, "It was presented to me specifically as an audio project, …

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REVIEW: Instructions For Correct Assembly, Royal Court Theatre ✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Instructions For Correct Assembly with its strong cast and striking design boosted by a touch of illusion, is smart and entertaining, confirming Thomas Eccleshare as a writer …

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Review: Showtime from the Frontline at Theatre Royal Stratford East by Amelia Forsbrook

An Englishman walks into a refugee camp... Amelia Forsbrook reviews Mark Thomas's show based on his time setting up a comedy club in Palestine. The post Review: Showtime from the Frontline a…

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‘Punchy, highly intelligent & at times laugh out loud funny’: DEVIL WITH THE BLUE DRESS – Bunker Theatre by Laura Kressly

In his audacious new play Devil With The Blue Dress, Kevin Armento examines five women’s accounts leading up to – and resulting in – President Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

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The New 'Harry Potter' Play Is The Most Expensive Non-Musical To Hit Broadway by Artsjournal2

Part of the huge price tag came from gutting and redoing the Lyric, the theatre where it opens (after record-breaking previews) next week. Of course, one imagines it will easily make its mon…

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Theater Review: Anthony Sher as a Slow-Burning, Intense King Lear by Sara Holdren

In a notable instance of one behemoth assessing another, the director Peter Brook once called King Lear “a mountain whose summit has never been reached, the way up strewn with the shattere…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

MEAN GIRLS the musical – Is Tina Fey the new Queen of Mean? by Oscar E Moore

Somewhere in the middle or I should say the muddle of the first act of the overly long, much too loud, pulsating and bombastic two act MEAN GIRLS, while being distracted by two twenty-someth…

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Should Publishing Move Out Of London? This Group Says That's Obvious by Artsjournal2

Why should the huge southern city of London have all of the power? It's a problem "Power is concentrated in London and the South East, and publishing is dominated by a handful of large corpo…

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Cowpuncher review – postmodern dance outlaws put style over substance by Judith Mackrell

Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonOutfitted in Vivienne Westwood, the fleet-footed outsiders in Holly Blakey’s subversive new piece are in thrall to their own imageStyled by the Vivienne Westwoo…

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Milos Forman, Who Won Directing Oscars For 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' And 'Amadeus,' Has Died At 86 by Artsjournal2

Forman's direction of Cuckoo's Nest put him "in the front rank of those who struggled to make big, commercial films with countercultural sensibilities. His sympathy for the odd man out was a…

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‘It’s a musical that people who don’t necessarily like musicals enjoy’: Interview with the Miss Nightingale team by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

"When we play up north, it is very much Maggie’s show being a northern girl. Then when we bring it down south, it is about the boys and Jewish refugees. The power dynamics people identify …

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Trainspotting Live Celebrates 800 Standing Ovations by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo On Friday 13, Trainspotting Live celebrated 800 performances since the show first started performances in 2013. This post Trainspotting Live Celebrates 800 Standing Ovations …

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Instructions for Correct Assembly review – Bonnar and Horrocks star in clever sci-fi satire by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonBonnar and Horrocks are excellent as parents attempting to replace their dead son with another straight from the box in Thomas Eccleshare’s quirky dystopian dramaThomas …

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‘The ensemble do the time period justice’: BEAUTIFUL – Touring ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Picture the scene, Carnegie Hall 1971. Carole King played by Bronte Barbe sitting at the piano not expecting this many people to be watching her before playing a short rendition of ‘So far…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Review: Quiz, Noël Coward Theatre by Merel Van 't Hooft

It’s hard to find a show out there that doesn’t, in some way or other, reflect on or critique our society. After all, holding up a mirror to its audience is a quality often ascribed to t…

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NEWS: Clare Burt makes her RSC debut in new musical about Joan Littlewood by Press Releases

Clare Burt makes her RSC debut in the lead role of Miss Littlewood, a new musical about theatre director, Joan Littlewood. Previews begin in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 22 June …

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‘What is so good is how it lulls you into a false sense of security’: PLASTIC – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★ by Debbie Gilpin

What is so good about this play is how it lulls you into a false sense of security. The informality of how the characters address the audience, speaking in verse (sometimes rhyming, sometime…

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Here we go again: #MammaMiaLondon celebrates 19th birthday with news of fresh cast & extended booking period

The West End hit musical Mamma Mia! has opened a new booking period from 22 October 2018 to 2 March 2019 and announced some major cast changes from 11 June 2018.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

The week in theatre: The Way of the World; The Country Wife; Plastic – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar Warehouse; Southwark Playhouse; Old Red Lion, LondonTwo biting Restoration dramas conjure contemporary echoes, and a boy with a ‘face like a fist’ reacts with fury to school bulli…

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Hard Times review – Dickens goes to the circus by Clare Brennan

New Vic, Newcastle-under-LymeDeborah McAndrew puts an intelligent new slant on a classic novel as Northern Broadsides add extra oom-pahCharles Dickens’s 1854 novel of life in a northern En…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Manon review – touching greatness, three times over by Luke Jennings

Royal Opera House, London As vixen, coquette and victim, the Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward, Natalia Osipova and Marianela Nuñez all touch greatness in the coveted role of Kenneth MacMi…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Theatrefolk Featured Play – Have You Heard? by Krista Boehnert by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. If you’re ready to explore the power of the rumour, you’ll want to check out Have You Heard? by Krista Boehert. This monologue-based one-…

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Mean Girls the musical - These girls are not mean enough, they are simply annoying by Oscar E. Moore

A series of stereotypical characters in a series of stereotypical television skits with stereotypical punch lines, when you can catch the punch lines emanating from the awful over amplified-…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

“Mean Girls” at the August Wilson Theatre by Richard Seff

The new musical “Mean Girls”, currently playing at the August Wilson theatre on Broadway, is a tough one to write about. There are two ways to approach it as I see it. It’s…

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The John Gore Organization proudly accepted a New York Emmy Award on April 14 in the category of Special Event Coverage (Other Than News and Sports) for the Tony Awards special Broadway…

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Voices of America, Sadler’s Wells, London — Forsythe saves the day

Two works by the choreographer shone in an otherwise uneven programme

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Podcast: Personal Best — sceptical, yet life-affirming

A series that bills itself as a self-help podcast for those who loathe self-help

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/14/2018's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4142018.

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Do You Know the 25 Most Tony Nominated Shows? by Hannah Vine

These shows all received 12 nominations or more.

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What Was Frankie Grande’s Very First Audition Like and Who Became His First Onstage Kiss? by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of Off-Broadway’s Cruel Intentions answers Playbill’s theatre firsts column.

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From Wicked to Frozen: Look Back at Caissie Levy Onstage by Hannah Vine

The Frozen star celebrates her birthday April 15.

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