Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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At moments like these, we need a cultural policy by Arts Review

National crises, like the pandemics that can provoke them, come in stages. Each stage presents leaders with unique problems that require mental, moral and emotional agility to manage. Change…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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The Wisdom of Theater Elders in COVID Time by Carey Perloff

These artists remind us of how multivalent the theater is, how many solutions there are to the crises of funding, isolation, censorship and personal voice. The post The Wisdom of Theater Eld…

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Blindness, Donmar Warehouse review – a beautifully haunting parable by Aleks.sierz

Simon Stephens and Juliet Stevenson create the perfect installation for our times Wowee! Twenty weeks after the last time I set foot in a theatre, I was able to visit a venue once more. Hell…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Live Performance Australia releases COVID Safe guidelines by Sean McLoughlin

Live Performance Australia has released a comprehensive set of COVID Safe guidelines to help the live performance industry prepare to

Linked From AussieTheatre at 09:42PM

‘A Quick 5’ with Actors from the 2020 Variations Project by Max Garner

Actors of every stripe – professional, volunteer, and in-between – have made the Variations Project a highlight of Baltimore’s theatrical landscape each year since 2005. Rapid Lemon Pr…

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The 91-STOREY TREEHOUSE is heading to Adelaide by Sean McLoughlin

The latest instalment in the wild, weird and wonderful world of Andy Griffiths’ bestselling series is heading to Adelaide. Andy

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Kalanilayam’s Drama “Hidimbi” Streams Live by Athira M

When performance spaces closed during the lockdown, digital mediums became the stage for several artists across the globe. Theatre also went online, with productions being streamed live or u…

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Derry theatre remembers lives lost to the Troubles and Covid-19 by Chris Wiegand

A socially distanced audience will sit among objects recalling Northern Ireland’s prolonged conflict and the pandemic in a piece about mourning In a verse dedicated to his aunt, the Irish …

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Musical Mondays #12 by Gabi Bergman

Welcome back to Musical Mondays! In case you’re new here, this column is a peek into the depths of the

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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No Blue Memories: Black Poet Gwendolyn Brooks via Manual Cinema by New York Theater

“No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks,” was presented on a Chicago stage during the centennial of the birth of the noted poet, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Priz…

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Ben Vereen's Son, Ben Vereen Jr., Has Died

BroadwayWorld is saddened to hear of the passing of Benjamin Vereen Jr., the son of Tony-winning actor Ben Vereen.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Five Things to Fix in the Arts by Douglas McLennan

The shutdown has suspended usual rules, positions and behaviors, suggesting there may be opportunities to not just rethink but take action. [More]

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To Baby or Not to Baby by Daisy Eagan

But this time it dawned on me that I might be robbing myself of something I truly want, and I’m not entirely sure why. What if I keep talking myself out of having another child, and then I…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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ERIC BENTLEY, CRITIC WHO PREFERRED BRECHT TO BROADWAY, DIES AT 103 by Robert Shuman

(Christopher Lehmann-Haupt’s obituary appeared in The New York Times, 8/5; Photo: The New York Times;  via Pam Green.) Mr. Bentley, who was also a playwright, was an early champion of mod…

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Broadway's Best For Breast Cancer, Co-Hosted By Mandy Gonzalez, Returns This Summer

This summer, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan will raise the curtain once again on the virtual health and wellness series Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer! featuring Hamilton star Mandy G…

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VIDEO: Mykal Kilgore, Aisha Jackson, Antoine L. Smith And More Sing 'Everybody Rejoice (Brand New Day)'

Darkness RISING Project is a 501 (c3) composed of singers and musicians from the Black Broadway community whose purpose is to help those in the Black community begin conversations about ment…

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A dynamic ‘Tears of the Soul’ dramatizes 1968’s BLM awakening by Ramona Harper

Racial unrest and violent protests in the streets. Social division and a nation on the verge of collapse. A nascent social movement confronting racial injustice and police brutality. Interna…

Linked From DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:25PM
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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Our Collective Dreams Of Rome by Artsjournal2

So many legends, so much art, and yet … “Rubbish collects in gutters, litter spills from over-stuffed communal bins, pigeons scavenge among fallen, leaking garbage bags. People walk casu…

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Shirley Grau Has Died At 91 by Artsjournal2

Grau, who won the 1965 prize for her fourth book, The Keeper of the House, wrote “stories and novels [that] told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South.” – Los Angel…

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Even When We Can’t Travel, Postcards Exist Outside Of Email And Texts To Create Connection by Artsjournal2

“Maybe you’ve learned the seasons in a new way. Perhaps, in some way, you are a visitor in your city, state, land.” – The New York Times

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Five Things to Fix in the Arts (and Now is the Time to do it) by Artsjournal

The shutdown has suspended usual rules, positions and behaviors, suggesting there may be opportunities to not just rethink but take action.

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Brent Carver, Tony Award Winner For ‘Kiss Of The Spider-Woman,’ Has Died At 68 by Artsjournal2

Carver, one of Canada’s great stage actors, “was an artist who demanded the most from himself, opening up his heart to reveal the pain and beauty of life. He was an inspiration to everyo…

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The Best Audition Songs for Shrek the Musical – by Character by Performerstuff

The Best Audition Songs for Shrek the Musical – by Character Written by Tiffany Wilkie Updated August 10, 2020 You’ve got an audition coming up for Shrek the Musical. Have you got…

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This Week on Broadway for August 9, 2020: Casey Nicholaw by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Casey Nicholaw. Later in the program, we discuss our favorite Act 1 Closers. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you ever…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Raphael Probably Was Buried At The Pantheon by Artsjournal2

In the year of the 500th anniversary of Raphel’s death, a 3-D reconstruction of his face, using a plaster mask of his skull, provides what may be “concrete proof that the skeleton exhume…

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How Do We Solve A Problem Like William Faulkner? by Artsjournal2

A question for everyone who loves to read his work: “How should we now regard this pathbreaking, Nobel Prize–winning author, who grappled with our nation’s racial tragedy in ways that …

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Brent Carver obituary by Michael Coveney

Canadian actor whose shattering performance in Kiss of the Spiderwoman was one of the great turns of musical theatreThe Canadian actor Brent Carver, who has died aged 68, played only once in…

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Zoom Actor Coaching! by Jared Zirilli

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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Lorenzo Soria, President Of Golden Globes Group, 68 by Artsjournal2

Soria was the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and former editor of the Italian news weekly L’Espresso. He began his second term as president of the press association …

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Weird 2020 Moments Continue, With A Booker Longlist That People Actually Want To Read by Artsjournal2

Novelist Candice Carty-Williams is astounded and, she says, in love with the list, despite the ways that “Book Twitter was excited but baffled that the offerings we usually expect to be on…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 01:42PM

From Massachusetts: A Berkshire Godspell, Sharing and Caring Behind Masks by Bob Verini

★★★★☆ A COVID-safe retelling of the musical Jesus story maintains its social, but not its emotional, distance The post From Massachusetts: A Berkshire Godspell, Sharing and Caring …

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Britain’s Scariest Horror Film Disappeared For Decades by Artsjournal2

The perfect holiday film? “First broadcast on ITV, at 9pm Christmas Eve 1989, it haunted all who watched it, thanks in part to Wise’s tense, economical direction, and one of the greatest…

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Visual Artists Stuck At Home Are Using The Virtual World As Source Material by Artsjournal2

Paint what you see – including virtual realities that might just be based on paintings. – CBC

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Some Creative Ways To Reopen Theme Parks Safely by Artsjournal2

Nothing will be the same, or at least for a long while, so why not try something new? “It’s easy to imagine many areas of a theme park resort being refashioned into a special-event space…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 12:36PM

REVIEW: Blindness, Donmar Warehouse London ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness as a sound installation by Ben and Max Ringham at London’s Donmar Warehouse. This post REVIEW…

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Review: Shebaa’s Adventure to Jopplety How, Concrete Youth by Aimee Shields

Review: Shebaa's Adventure to Jopplety How, Concrete Youth4.0starsI’m ashamed to say I’m something of a novice when it comes to sensory performance, perhaps because it is still a relativ…

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Review: Watching Rosie, Original Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Watching Rosie, Original Theatre 4.0stars In June 2018, I reviewed Louise Coulthards’ Cockamamy at The Hope Theatre. It was the good old days, pre-virus, in which we could sit shou…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Reading The First Drafts Of Anna Karenina Is Revealing by Artsjournal2

Go back to the time when a switch flipped in Tolstoy’s head: “It’s as if Tolstoy woke up in Pushkin-world and put on his own seven-league boots and started striding over the heads of a…

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Can A Fictional Character Defame A Real Human? by Artsjournal2

Alan Dershowitz has sued CBS for a”defamatory” comment on the TV show The Good Wife. If the plaintiff were to win his lawsuit, it would be a real problem for TV writers and novelists. CB…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:32AM

Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast the Musical- by Character by Performerstuff

Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast the Musical- by Character Written by Tiffany Wilkie Updated July 27, 2020 If you want a “transformational” musical theatre audition song for…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Six Of Dance Magazine’s Favorite Quarantine Digital Dance Projects by Artsjournal2

The writer of the piece says, “Limitations foster creativity.” These specific limitations also foster free time to watch other people’s creativity, of course. – Dance Magazine

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Zoe Saldana Apologizes For Playing Nina Simone by Artsjournal2

The Marvel and Star Trek actress, who was heavily criticized for playing the much darker-skinned singer in the 2016 biopic Nina (which has a 2% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, whew). Saldana said…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 10:24AM

The Crimes of the Other Paul Kelly by Trav S.D.

The title of this post derives from the fact that it is not about the most important and most criminal Paul Kelly (and shame on you if you never heard of him). The original “Paul Kelly” …

Linked From Trav S.D. at 10:18AM

Are You the Biggest Theater Fan? Tune in to This Week's Elaine Paige on Sunday to Find Out! by Broadway.com

Broadway might still be shut down, but Elaine Paige on Sunday isn't! Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving Broadway.com listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show. This week'…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Trying To Fix A Deeply Flawed Trilogy More Than A Decade After Its Publication by Artsjournal2

Not that it would be easy to fix the issues with Twilight, but author Stephenie Meyer gives it a try with her newest book. So … how did that work out? Uh: “Meyer seems to think that acco…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 09:18AM

Theatre Kind Of Returns With (Of Course) Godspell by Artsjournal2

At Berkshire Theatre Group’s outdoor production of Godspell, things are different. “For the artists, it’s a brave new world. … They perform six feet apart in the musical about Jesus …

Linked From ArtsJournal at 09:18AM
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Greatest Ever Late ’n’ Live review – a welcome hit of Edinburgh standup by Brian Logan

YouTubeFootage of Dara Ó Briain, Sarah Millican, John Bishop and Jason Byrne features in this attempt to recapture the mythic status of a renowned fringe night Greatest Ever Late ’n’ Li…

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In A Very Abnormal Year, Indigenous Art Persists by Artsjournal2

Artist Ngarralja Tommy May, a Wangkajunga-Walmajarri artist, has won the major prize at the (streamed) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art awards. Said another winner (for pai…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 08:18AM

Bon Appetit’s Only Two Black Editorial Staff Members Quit In Continuing Controversy by Artsjournal2

The Condé Nast food magazine’s missteps around race and representation continue. “The departures came a day after three journalists of color said they would no longer participate in t…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 08:18AM

Can German (Can Any) City Centers Be Saved During The Coronavirus? by Artsjournal2

Many things have battered the city center over the past two decades. “German mayors have tended to turn to marketing in an effort to attract more people to the city center. With retail mov…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 08:18AM
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Blindness review – blazing pandemic tale is brilliantly too close for comfort by Kate Wyver

Donmar Warehouse, LondonJosé Saramago’s timely, sinister story of a world in chaos reopens the theatre after lockdown and is narrated with savage rage by Juliet Stevenson After four month…

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‘Immensely enjoyable, fun-filled & ambitious’: ALICE: A VIRTUAL THEME PARK – Creation Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Creation Theatre’s Alice: A Virtual Theme Park, a digital version of Wonderland, highlights just how possible it is to be as creative as possible but still retain the strength story.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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The week in theatre: Fanny and Stella; The House That Slipped; Alice: A Virtual Theme Park – review by Susannah Clapp

Garden theatre, London SE11; onlineTwo singing, dancing Victorian cross-dressers give the kiss of life to London’s fringe theatre. And by Zoom to 2070 and Wonderland Here are some chinks i…

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‘Solitary Garden’ at Stowe Center in Hartford evokes solitary confinement cell

A 'Solitary Garden' art installation at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford is built to the same dimensions of the solitary confinement cell to which Albert Woodfox was confined for 44 …

Linked From Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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08/11-15 KT Sullivan & Steve Ross in Love, Noel by Sue Matsuki

LOVE, NOËL THE SONGS AND LETTERS OF NOËL COWARD A PERFORMANCE ON SCREEN Tuesday, August 11 @ 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 12 @ 3:00 & 8:00 pm Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm Friday, August …

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08/10-24 92Y presents: Icons of the Great American Songbook Series by Sue Matsuki

92Y presents: Icons of the Great American Songbook Series: Selling the Standards 1:00 pm EST – 3 shows for $75.00 08/10 Daryl Sherman signs Rodgers & Hammerstein 08/17 Emma McGahan sin…

Linked From www.cabarethotspot.com at 05:06AM
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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The Bomb podcast explores the ethical dilemma of a nuclear physicist

Leo Szilard was left haunted by the attacks on Japan he enabled. Emily Strasser brings a personal dimension to his story

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Simone Clotile and Donovan Rogers Read Eric Lane's Lady Liberty and the Donut Girl on Stars in the House by Andrew Gans

Plays in the House Teen Edition is a spinoff of Stars in the House, the daily series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley.

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