Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Brian Scott Lipton

Once again, there’s magic to do on Broadway. Jack Thorne’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” has settled in for a long run at the Lyric Theatre. And there are way more witches and…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

The charms of Harry Potter work on Broadway — but read the books first by Peter Marks

The book’s fans will make it difficult to get tickets to “The Cursed Child.”

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Review: Rhyme Gone Wild in ‘The Metromaniacs’ by Jesse Green

A French verse craze inspired a 1738 farce and now a comedy in couplets by David Ives.

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Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Raises the Bar for Broadway Magic by Ben Brantley

J.K. Rowling’s ever-popular boy wizard is all grown up in this enthralling two-part play, directed with seamless magic by John Tiffany.

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Sam Campbell wins the 2018 Barry Award by Arts Review

Sam Campbell has edged out seven other contenders to take out the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s most prestigious gong, the Barry Award, for his critically acclaimed show The …

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review – thrilling Broadway transfer is magic by Alexis Soloski

Lyric Theater, New YorkJK Rowling’s wildly popular stage show has been brought to life again with audacious production design and crowd-pleasing wonderAnyone who tells you that adolescence…

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

Any hapless muggles who wander unprepared into Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, opening tonight at the beautifully redesigned Lyric Theatre, are likely to find themselves perplexed by much…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review at Lyric Theatre, New York – ‘a marvel’ by Mark Shenton

Even before its official opening, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been breaking all previous Broadway sales records, by a wide

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Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ brings magic to Broadway by Elizabeth Bradley

If massive success on Broadway could ever be a foregone conclusion, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” would indubitably be the show to bet on. The two-part play has arrived on Broadway…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Ives Thrives on Rhymes Sublime: ‘The Metromaniacs’ by Matthew Wexler

Love interests, scheming servants, and mistaken identities launch a series of twists and turns in this breezy “translaptation” of a French farce by playwright David Ives.

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch a Preview of Mandy Gonzalez Singing For New Streaming Service STAGE by Leigh Scheps

First there was Grease You're the One That I Want On NBC in 2007. Then on MTV came Legally Blonde The Search for the Next Elle Woods on Broadway in 2008. Soon, theater fans will be excited t…

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‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Review: Broadway’s Perfectly Enchanted Evening (Or Two) by Greg Evans

Like any magic worth an incantation, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, opening on Broadway at the Lyric Theater tonight, depends on unspoiled illusions, a delight in life’s wonders an…

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Sam Walsh AO appointed new Chair of the Australia Council by Arts Review

The Australia Council has welcomed the announcement by Minister Mitch Fifield of the appointment of Sam Walsh AO as the 13th Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts. Mr Walsh has a long…

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‘Metromaniacs’? Oui! Oui!! by Sandi Durell

For Farciful Gallic Glee   By Beatrice Williams-Rude   A merengue, a confection; gives new meaning to the French connection. Metromaniacs is a 1738  farce by Alexis Piron, transl…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

The Metromaniacs by Wendy Caster

So, I could rave about the writing (joyfully wonderful and silly rhymes by David Ives) or the acting (from a strong, talented, attractive ensemble) or the design (charming) or the direction …

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VIDEO: Justin Peck Talks CAROUSEL and His Career in Dance on SUNDAY MORNING by Stage Tube

Justin Peck is a '21-century sensation' when it comes to the dance world. His most recent project was choreographing the current revival of Carousel on Broadway. Rita Braver interviewed Peck…

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Review Roundup: Did The Critics Think HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Was Magical? by Review Roundups

A play in two parts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22 at the Lyric Theatre 214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Let's see what the critics have…

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Read the Reviews for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The two-part play—the eighth chapter in J.K. Rowling's saga—officially opened at the Lyric Theatre April 22.

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People You Should Know . . . Pilar Gonzalez by Zack Calhoon

Pilar Gonzalez is from Queens, New York. Theatre and film credits include Scheherezade in The Arabian Nights (Aaron Davis Hall), Melissa in Freedom (YouTube original series), Rosalind in As …

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Review: ‘Witch’ at Creative Cauldron by Julia L. Exline

Creative Cauldron presents the world premiere of Witch, the fourth installment in their Bold New Works for Intimate Stages commissioning project. Written by Co-Directors Matt Conner (Music …

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Review: The Cake (Rivendell Theatre) by Lauren Whalen

Some plays hit you right where you live. The Cake is about, well, a wedding cake, but it’s also about the pull between two worlds - the home you make as an adult, and the place you were bo…

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BWW Review: Juilliard's HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE Shows How Modern French Opera Began by Richard Sasanow

The Juilliard School pulled out all the stops for Stephen Wadsworth's production of 1733's HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE by Jean-Philippe Rameau this week. Gorgeously designed by Charlie Corcoran with…

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BWW Interview: Lawrence Brownlee on CYCLES OF MY BEING, in NY Premiere at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, April 24 by Richard Sasanow

When tenor Lawrence Brownlee--he of the sweet, cultured tones and ringing high Cs--was first asked to put a recital together by Carnegie Hall, he chose Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe (A Poet…

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The Metromaniacs: David Ives Tickles a Rhyming French Mini-Classic by David Finkle

★★★ Alexis Prion is the now-all-but-forgotten comic writer whose spoof is reworked The post The Metromaniacs: David Ives Tickles a Rhyming French Mini-Classic appeared first on New Yo…

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The Metromaniacs: David Ives’ Latest Shows It’s All in the Rhyming by Michael Sommers

★★★ A French antique is smartly refinished by David Ives, but gets tarnished by its express delivery The post The Metromaniacs: David Ives’ Latest Shows It’s All in the Rhy…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Spotlight On...Toby Singer by Michael Block

Name: Toby SingerHometown: Ann Arbor, MI (currently living in Brooklyn, NY)Education: University of Michigan (degree in Music Theory from the School of Music)Favorite Credits: Besides Wicked…

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Review :Amazing Freedom Fighters of Amsterdam by Michael Block

By Ed MalinBarbara Kahn's new historical play Verzet Amsterdam is running through April 22nd at Theater for the New City.  Roberto Gonzales Jr. and Barbara Kahn direct this exciting tal…

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Spotlight On...Eric Sirota by Michael Block

Name:  Eric SirotaHometown:  Brooklyn, New York; Living in Flemington, NJ for the past 32 years.Education:  Stuyvesant High School, NYC (Frank McCourt was my homeroom teacher …

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Review: The Art of Being Kind by Michael Block

By Ed MalinRetro Productions has commissioned a new play about the 1980s from playwright Gina Femia. We Are A Masterpiece, directed by DeLisa M. White, indeed follows Retro's mission of brin…

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Review: A Classically Fun Story of Doing the Right Thing by Michael Block

By Ed MalinSpicy Witch Productions (Rebecca Weiss, Artistic Director), a feminist theater company, is presenting a new translation of a classic play (Life Is A Dream by Pedro Calderón de la…

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BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by BroadwayWorld TV

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, opens tonight, April 22, at the Lyric Theatre 214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. We're taking you on the red carpet on the big night. W…

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What's Going To Happen To The American Jazz Museum? by Artsjournal2

The thing is, "the museum received a blistering report from a City Council-hired consultant earlier this month calling for a 'complete rebirth; and reorganized leadership. Museum Management …

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Kokandy’s haunting “Grand Hotel” by Bob Bullen

The musical Grand Hotel is, in many ways, an anomaly. Based on a 1932 MGM movie about the inner dramas occurring in an opulent Berlin hotel in 1928, this relentlessly dark show did not feel …

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

My Last "King Lear"...At Least for A While by Broadwayandme

Traditions says that King Lear is the most difficult role in the English-speaking theatrical canon. So as soon as actors hit their 50s, they start itching to take on the challenge. Which exp…

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Judging A Translation Is Fairly Tough, But Here Are Some Ideas To Consider by Artsjournal2

Here's the deal: "We owe translators, and perhaps also ourselves, some recognition of what it might have meant to have handled every single word (space and punctuation mark) of the writing-t…

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Top AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 04.22.18 by Artsjournal2

La Salle Art Museum’s Promo Video Highlights Deaccessioned Works “Wander through six permanentgalleries [emphasis added],” the caption for the video walk-through on the La Salle Univ…

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Richard Oldenburg, Who Expanded MoMA And Drew Massive Crowds, Has Died At 84 by Artsjournal2

He led the museum through competing curatorial arguments, staff strikes, and more, while also getting a massive expansion and a boost to the endowment. But it all began with books, and a clo…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘Amanuensis’ at Georgetown University by John Stoltenberg

Time has not been kind to Great Dead White Male Artists, poor things. Nosey feminist historians have been poking around in these guys lives and digging up dirt about how they treated women! …

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BWW Review: RASHEEDA SPEAKING, Trafalgar Studios by Alistair Wilkinson

When Rasheeda Speaking first premiered in the US, it was met with critical divide on all ends. It's the second play I've seen this week that's theatrically dissected race, culture and class.…

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The Turner Prizewinner Who's Using Her Fame And Fortune To Help Others Up The Ladder by Artsjournal2

Lubaina Himid won the prize in 2017 and has shows planned all over Europe this year. "All were programmed before the prize was announced, but Ms. Himid is now using her enhanced clout to req…

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One Hot Contemporary Art Trend: Tapestries by Artsjournal2

Renaissance tapestries are cold, ice cold - no one seems to want to spend substantial amounts of money on them. But new tapestries? Think computer-assisted, bright, and built to last. "Artis…

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One Of France's Busiest Tourist Sites Is Evacuated By Police After A Threat by Artsjournal2

Mont-Saint-Michel, in northwestern France, was evacuated Sunday after a man made threatening remarks on a morning shuttle to the site, got into a fight with café owners, and made threats ag…

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Fifty Years Ago, These Four Pieces Of Music Blew Up The Modernist Status Quo by Artsjournal2

Mark Swed: Terry Riley's 'In C' "is simply a collection of 53 melodic motives, all in or around the key of C. Any instrument or vocalist — and any number of them — can play or sing. Each…

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Coming Attractions: April 22 through May 8– What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Save On Top West End Musicals by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo is pleased to bring you some incredible savings on West End musicals – Kinky Boots, Young Frankenstein, and Ruthless! We are currently offering the f…

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Review: Pittsburgh Opera's 'Elixir of Love' proves entertaining but unrefined by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Among the zanier adaptations of the medieval romance story of Tristan and Isolde, Donizetti’s opera buffa (read: screwball opera) “L’elisir d’amore” (”The Elixir of Love”) is p…

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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Nominee Jane Summerhays by Behind The Curtain

The wry, witty, and sophisticated Tony nominee Jane Summerhays swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her incredible career in such musicals as A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl for which she…

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A Photojournalist Killed In Libya Left Behind Tender Portraits Of Soldiers At Play by Artsjournal2

Tim Hetherington, killed on assignment in 2011, "abhorred violence, but he took it upon himself to explore the subject of war on the front lines, alongside soldiers in Liberia, Afghanistan, …

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It's Time To Stop Using An Ethnic Slur To Describe Itinerant Singers, Actors, And Dancers, Says Equity by Artsjournal2

"The union that represents stage performers announced this week that it would cease using the title 'Gypsy Robe' to describe one of its most cherished insider rituals — the passing of a co…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Aaron Spelling: The Genius of Idiocy by Trav S.D.

April 22 is the natal day of television magnate Aaron Spelling (1923-2006). Because I have already written about some of his productions, and plan to write about others, it made sense to das…

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Paulanne Simmons Unscripted by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons Let’s Talk About Intermissions Most of the time when the intermission is over, the house lights go off and the play resumes. But a while ago something unusual happ…

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Lauren Gunderson’s ‘I And You’ at Globe Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Lauren Gunderson’s “I And You” is currently on stage at Globe Theatre, London. The runtime of the play is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. There is no intermission.The story of the…

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Steven Dietz’s “Lonely Planet” To Open at Trafalgar Studios, London by Blouin Artinfo

Surgent Theatre recently announced their production of Steven Dietz’s “Lonely Planet” to open at Trafalgar Studio 2 in the run up to London’s iconic Pride parade through an official …

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BWW Retrospective: A Look at the History of BE MORE CHILL Before Its Off-Broadway Upgrade by Alexa Criscitiello

It was announced this week that Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz will have its New York premiere production this summer. Stephe…

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MISSED THE BOAT: Photograph 51 by Debbie Gilpin

I do hope Photograph 51 might be revived over here one day, though maybe in a more intimate space than the Noel Coward Theatre, to really play up the atmosphere and tension.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at noon (Broadway Time)

Actually, Kendrick Lamar Should Have Gotten A Pulitzer For Writing, Not Music by Artsjournal2

Here's why: "Literary recognition would transform every other young black boy writing rhymes. It would stick two fingers up at the notion that the only way young black boys can get respect i…

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How The Pulitzer Committee Chose Kendrick Lamar For Music by Artsjournal2

Violinist and Pulitzer jury member Regina Carter: "I just sat down and it was like wow. I just felt like what he had to say and how he would say it, you had to really sit down and think abou…

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This Week on Broadway for April 22, 2018: Lynn Ahrens by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Lynn Ahrens. Reviews include My Fair Lady, Dance a Little Closer @ Green Room 42, Children of a Lesser God, MCC Theater…

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Review: MISS YOU LIKE HELL. by Corine Cohen

Corine Cohen discussing ‘Miss You Like Hell’ currently playing at The Public Theater.

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Tim Cook’s Play Adam And Eve Comes To The Hope Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Broken Silence Theatre are to bring Tim Cook’s play Adam and Eve to the Hope Theatre in May 2018. Adam and Eve is directed by Jennifer Davis. This post Tim Cook’s…

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Quiz: How much do you know about millennial pop culture?

From Kardashians to K-Pop, Nollywood to memes, it’s time to test your knowledge 

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‘Truly awe-inspiring’: ETHIOPIAN DREAMS – Underbelly by Ian Foster

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams traces a true-life story of two Ethiopian brothers who were also responsible for founding the first circus in their country.

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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22 by Audition Roundup

Updated this week Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 22, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including whatwhenwhere and how to audition

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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22 by Audition Roundup

Updated this week Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 22, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Austin Pendleton In DRESS OF FIRE Opens Tonight Off-Broadway by BroadwayWorld

DRESS OF FIRE, a new play by Nina Kethevan, starring Austin Pendleton, is set to officially open tonight (Sunday) at 7 pm at the 13th Street Theatre, 50 West 13 Street (just east of Sixth Av…

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A Court In Mexico Has Blocked Sales Of The Frida Kahlo Barbie Doll by Artsjournal2

Mattel's been met with a temporary injunction after "Kahlo’s great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo argued in a Mexican court that Mattel does not have the rights to use Kahlo’s image as part of…

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Martyn Green: Mangled His Member Over Morris Garages by Trav S.D.

No, not THAT member! Get your mind out of the gutter! A member is any constituent part of a whole. The noun applies to all limbs and natural protuberances on any creature, and today I regret…

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‘Intriguing collaboration between women’: SPIKED – Pleasance Theatre by Tom Bolton

Spiked is an intriguing collaboration between women, with all-female cast and creatives, but lacks the subtlety or the focus to deliver the impact it clearly intends.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Call on Horace! HELLO, DOLLY's! Victor Garber Relives Some of His Greatest Roles by Richard Ridge

He has played roles as varied as Jesus andMr. Applegate John Wilkes Booth andThomas Andrews Anthonyand Professor Callahan. Nowadays he's bringing audiences to their feet eight times a week a…

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Washing Ashore in Nashville’s Open-Arms Artistic Community by (jdstokely)

By Daniel Jones. Theatremaker Daniel Jones introduces this week’s series on Nashville, the city that welcomed him—and has recently welcomed droves of other young artists—with open arms.

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New York Removes A Statue Of The 'Father Of Gynecology,' Who Experimented On Enslaved Black Women by Artsjournal2

This wasn't a fast decision about the man who didn't use anesthesia when he performed experimental surgeries on the women. "The removal of his 80-year-old statue comes after eight years of p…

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When You're One Of TV's Rare Latina Leads, You Have To Prove Yourself In Many Arenas (Including The Climbing Wall) by Artsjournal2

Jaina Lee Ortiz is starring in a show about firefighters, so naturally, she "signed herself up for the firefighter’s Candidate Physical Abilities Test as soon as she landed the Station 19 …

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Comedians: racist and sexist standups who messed with audiences’ minds by Daniel Rosenthal

Trevor Griffiths’s groundbreaking 1975 play that ‘invited audiences to laugh, then punished them for doing so’ is 40 years old. Here, those who made it look back at this ‘totally ori…

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‘Excellent moments of tension & social commentary’: INSTRUCTIONS FOR CORRECT ASSEMBLY – Royal Court Theatre by Laura Kressly

There are some sharp writing and unexpected laughs from Thomas Eccleshare’s script in Instructions For Correct Assembly, and its marriage with design elements makes this a smart production.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 9am (Broadway Time)

The Magic Begins! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Officially Opens on Broadway Tonight by Stephanie Wild

A play in two parts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22 at the Lyric Theatre 214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Be sure to check back tonight, …

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Bette Midler returns to Hello Dolly! on Broadway by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce will return to Hello Dolly! on Broadway prior to the show’s closure on August 25, 2018. This post Bette Midler returns to Hello Dolly…

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The 70 Year Career of Eddie Albert by Trav S.D.

There are many ways to skin a cat. Edward Albert Heimberger’s (1906-2005) pathway to the top in show business was unconventional but it got him there. The kid who would become “E…

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George Eliot's Masterpiece 'Middlemarch' Was Shaped, Says Novelist Jennifer Egan, By Eliot's Unconventional Love Life by Artsjournal2

Eliot, whose non-pen-name was Mary Ann Evans, lived for decades with her partner, whose open marriage meant that when his wife had a baby with a different man, he was fine with it (and suppo…

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When Australia Comes To U.S. Streaming, At Least One Actor Seems To Be Everywhere by Artsjournal2

Look, Australia only has about 24 million people, and not that many of them are in acting. So that means, when U.S. streaming services start bringing in the Aussie content by the bucketful, …

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Broadway Season Countdown. Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

Five shows are officially opening on Broadway over the next five days, ending the 2017-2018 Broadway season April 22: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child April 23: Summer: The Donna Summer Mus…

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‘A thing of beauty’: THE LAST SHIP – Touring ★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

For the most part, Sting’s The Last Ship is a thing of beauty. The Geordie songwriter/pop megastar has penned a well-crafted salute to the shipbuilders of his native Newcastle Upon Tyne an…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 8am (Broadway Time)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Changing Up The 'History' Part Of Art History In Museums To Mix Old, New, And Whatever Else Fits by Artsjournal2

The museum buzzword is "transhistorical," and it's being applied to everything from Franz Hals paintings to the Met's big "Unfinished" exhibition from 2016. "Suzanne Sanders, an art historia…

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Pushkin Was A Radical Russian Poet Whose Works Became Some Of Our Greatest Operas - And Now His Life Is One, Too by Artsjournal2

The British writer and lyricist Marita Phillips, a descendant of Pushkin's, grew up with a large book of his fairy tales, and she's wanted to mount an opera about him, and his tragically ear…

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‘Could have gone down a number of different routes’: COCONUT – Ovalhouse by Michael Davis

Written by Guleraana Mir and directed by Madelaine Moore, Coconut looks at Rumi (Kuran Dohil) a young woman in London and her efforts to find someone who truly complements her as a person an…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Cast Announced for European Premiere of The Unbuilt City by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Keith Bunin’s play The Unbuilt City which is to be presented at the King’s Head Theatre from 6 – 30 …

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Troubled Los Angeles Gallery CB1 To Close After Artists Say They Weren't Paid by Artsjournal2

CB1 will close when the current show closes, after claiming they were having cash-flow problems. "Those cash-flow issues are what prompted a group of artists to publish an open letter allegi…

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Walter Van Brunt: The Second Walter Scanlan by Trav S.D.

Brooklyn-born singer and songwriter Walter Van Brunt (1892-1971), a.k.a. Walter Scanlan, a.k.a. Walter Scanlon came into the world this day. Van Brunt discovered the joy of singing as a boy …

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Review: Young Artists of American Presents ‘Ragtime in Concert’ by Nicole Hertvik

Young Artists of America and the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore joined forces to present a concert version of Ragtime last Sunday, April 15th. The performance, which took pl…

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Review: ‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ at Ovations Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

Ovations Theatre closed out their 2017-2018 junior season with a rousing and colorful production of The Little Mermaid, Jr. Featuring truly impressive set design and sparkling costumes, the …

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54 Sings Hollywood’s Greatest Hit Songs! by Sandi Durell

  By Joel Benjamin   I have covered so many of Scott Siegel’s productions that I fear I have simply run out of superlatives to describe this Diaghilev-of-the-Cabaret world.  His…

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‘Draws out all of the emotion & rawness of the characters’: THE GULF – Tristan Bates Theatre by Emma Clarendon

The quality of Matthew Gould’s production of The Gulf is high, particularly drawing out two raw and emotionally engaging performances from Louisa Lytton and Anna Acton who thrash out their…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 6am (Broadway Time)

From classical to contemporary: Choreographer Gabrielle Lamb finds her voice by Admin

When choreographer Gabrielle Lamb was a child, she gathered classmates at her performing arts Montessori school in Savannah, Georgia, and created a show focused on arguably the most ambitiou…

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Making Mistakes More Meaningful – Part 4 by Sandi Durell

  by Bernie Furshpan   We’ve all used the saying “Live and Learn,” from the mistakes we make, tiny or large, failures or faux pas.  However, sometimes I catch my…

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World Dance Movement celebrates 10th Anniversary by Admin

World Dance Movement, a leader in the international dance scene, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Founded by Artistic Director Michèle Assaf, World Dance Movement (WDM) was bo…

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Belle Bennett: The Original Stella Dallas by Trav S.D.

Belle Bennett (1891-1932) was born of an April 22, to Minnesota circus owner William J.C. “Billy” Bennett and his wife Hazel. Part of her childhood was spent in a convent, part w…

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‘Like nothing else currently in the West End’: BAT OUT OF HELL – West End ★★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

From the audience reaction and instantaneous standing ovation when the last note was played, it’s clear that a lot of people love this Bat Out of Hell.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: TONIGHT AT 8:30, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jermyn Street Theatre's Artistic Director Tom Littler brings to the stage Noel Coward's cycle of one-act plays in three ravishing triple bills. Tonight at 830 marks the biggest and most ambi…

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NEWS: Tommy Steele returns to London Coliseum with his big band salute to Glenn Miller by Press Releases

Sixty years after Tommy Steele made his theatre debut in 1958 starring in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the London Coliseum, he will return there to salute his idol Glenn Miller …

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‘Embraces you warmly & holds you tight’: HALF BREED – Soho Theatre & Touring by Aleks Sierz

First seen in Edinburgh last year, Half Breed is one of those plays that embrace you warmly and hold you tight for all of its 60-minute duration.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3am (Broadway Time)

The show must go on: 250 years of the modern circus by Kim Willsher

Ringmistress Nell Gifford tells why even cancer and divorce can’t stop the showFor the 250th anniversary of circus, Nell Gifford, ringmistress at Britain’s retro-chic Giffords Circus, is…

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Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back In Time review – the road to greatness by Luke Jennings

Barbican, LondonViviana Durante revives early works by Kenneth MacMillan in a programme full of poignant insightsWhen the choreographer Kenneth MacMillan died in 1992, he left behind him mor…

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The week in theatre: Tina; A Clockwork Orange; Instructions for Correct Assembly – review by Susannah Clapp

Aldwych, London; Everyman, Liverpool; Royal Court, LondonAdrienne Warren is a knockout as Tina Turner, droog culture rules in Liverpool. Plus, how to build a flat-pack childThe two most sign…

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Tremor review – an aftershock not fully realised by Clare Brennan

Sherman theatre, CardiffAn estranged couple’s struggle to come to terms with past trauma is hampered by a poor choice of set designBrad Birch’s new play charts a series of aftershocks ex…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Shift Festival brings new ideas for orchestras and audiences to the nation's capital by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It's a co-production of Washington Performing Arts and the Kennedy Center

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Amy Schumer: ‘I’m not invincible. I need to slow down’ by Sophie Heawood

Outrageously rude and shockingly funny, Amy Schumer has always made her audiences gasp. She talks to Sophie Heawood about falling in love, one-night stands and going nuts on stageWhen I meet…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Celebrates Opening Night on the Great White Way by Andy Lefkowitz

The long-awaited Broadway transfer of West End hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens at the Lyric Theatre on April 22. Tony winner John Tiffany directs the two-part play, wh…

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Officially Opens on Broadway April 22 by Ryan McPhee

The two-part play brings the next chapter of J.K. Rowling's saga to the stage.

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Podcast: Sandra — a creepy series about humans and technology

Kristen Wiig is scarily convincing in Gimlet’s latest foray into fiction podcasting

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David Ives’ The Metromaniacs Opens Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Red Bull production plays The Duke on 42nd Street.

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Flip Through the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Opening Night Playbill by Hannah Vine

The eighth chapter of J.K. Rowling's saga officially opens at the Lyric Theatre April 22.

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30 Shows That Brought Magic to the Stage by Hannah Vine

With Harry Potter opening on Broadway, we look at other shows that brought magic to life on the stage.

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Barrett Wilbert Weed Compares Life With The Heathers to Life With The Plastics by Ruthie Fierberg

How does Heathers’ Veronica Sawyer stack up to Mean Girls’ Janis Sarkisian?

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7 Thing You Might Not Know About Donna Summer by Ruthie Fierberg

The cast and writers of Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical share the most surprising things they learned about the Queen of Disco.

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