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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Edinburgh fringe comedians rediscover the art of dressing up for laughs by Vanessa Thorpe, Observer Arts and Media Correspondent

Clothes make the comedian at this year's fringe as acts seem to have fallen under the spell of Downton Abbey Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:04AM
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Elaine Stritch, tart-tongued Broadway legend, dead at 89 by Robert Berkvist and Bruce Weber, The New York Times, National Post Wire Services

Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim's wryly ac…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 02:16PM
Friday, June 20, 2014

Behind the joke: Celia Pacquola, the Midnight Beast and Nathan Caton by Celia Pacquola, The Midnight Beast and Nathan Caton

Three acts explain how chocolate biscuits, Ke$ha and trying to act cool inspired their routinesReading on mobile? Click to view Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:00AM
Thursday, May 29, 2014

All summer long: actors on a season of rep at Theatre by the Lake by Peter Rylands, Rebecca Todd and Alan Suri

In these diary extracts, actors Peter Rylands, Rebecca Todd and Alan Suri record what it's like to switch from Dracula to Jez Butterworth at Keswick's Theatre by the LakeEvery year after Eas…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:11PM
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cast me as a butler with a funny walk: Michael Gambon interviewed by Michael Billington - video by Michael Billington, Alex Healey and Tom Silverstone

When did Michael Gambon discover that he could act? What was his first role? And what did he learn from working with Laurence Olivier, Alan Ayckbourn and Harold Pinter? The great actor talks…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:00AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An Intervention, Palace Theatre, Watford by With The Simplest Of Designs By Lucy Osborne, and Great Music From Tom Gibbons (i Particularly Liked The Use Of Joe Cocker's With A Little Help From My Friends), This Engrossing and Entertaining Piece Ends On A Powerful Visual Image Of A Suicidal Mutual D

Palace Theatre, Watford: A smart two-hander, An Intervention begins with a drink-fuelled confrontation between A, a young woman who has just been on an anti-war protest, and her best friend,…

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:13AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Awards by Jonathan L. Fischer, Chris Klimek and Christina Cauterucci

At last night's boozier, extra-festive, less-emphasis-on-the-awards-part Helen Hayes Awards at the National Building Museum, Signature Theatre walked away with the most trophies, a lot of pe…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 01:20PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

737 Has Twice the Celebration by Deborah Feldman, Eric Olson and Dawsalee Griffin

The event featured a performance by iLUMINATE, dancers who perform in the dark to create illuminated characters -- including 737s. A United Airlines airplane formed the stage's backdrop, as …

SOURCE: www.boeing.com at 05:25PM

Behind the Joke: Rubberbandits, Tony Law and Marc Lucero on their comedy by Rubberbandits, Tony Law and Marc Lucero

Three acts on where they got the inspiration for their jokes about a dad's best friend, emailing cheese and elephants with accentsReading on mobile? Watch Rubberbandits here Continue reading…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:42AM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Opera union seeks injunction by ,

Union seeks to freeze opera's assets so members can get paid before it shuts down.

SOURCE: The San Diego Union-Tribune at 08:38PM
Friday, March 14, 2014

Kinokophonography Night at the Library for the Performing Arts: Hearing is Believing: Posts from New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Doro by [email protected], Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives Of Recorded Sound At The New York Public Library For The Performing Arts

You are invited to join us here at the Library for the Performing Arts for a Kinokophone Recording Workshop on Thursday, May 15th at 6 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Screening Room. We will explore i…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 10:47AM

Kinokophonography Night at the Library for the Performing Arts: Hearing is Believing by [email protected], Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives Of Recorded Sound At The New York Public Library For The Performing Arts

You are invited to join us here at the Library for the Performing Arts for a Kinokophone Recording Workshop on Thursday, May 15th at 6 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Screening Room. We will explore i…

SOURCE: nypl.org at 10:47AM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"She Loves You" b/w "I'll Get You" by The Beatles, Swan S-4152 by [email protected], Intern, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives Of Recorded Sound

In the summer of 1963, The Beatles were huge in Britain. But this was not the case in America. Two earlier singles that had done well in their home country—"Please Please Me"…

SOURCE: nypl.org at 11:07AM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Katherine Ryan, Simon Evans and John Robins dissect their comedy by Katherine Ryan, Simon Evans and John Robins

Continuing our series on the art of standup, three comedians take apart their routines Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:10AM
Thursday, January 30, 2014

On-Site Recruitment: School Safety Officer, Traffic Enforcement Agent and Police Officer: Posts from New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, by [email protected], Science, Industry and Business Library

The New York State Department of Labor and the New York City Police Department will present On-Site Recruitment Information Sessions for School Safety Officer, Traffic Enforcement Agent and …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 03:44PM

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 30 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley

1911 Hugh Herbert Hipple is born today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After dropping two H's, he will become suave actor Hugh Marlowe. In 1940 he will appear in Elmer Rice's Flight T…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Apprenticeship 101: Earn While You Learn: Posts from New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center by [email protected], Science, Industry and Business Library

The following information is prepared by John Ladd, administrator of the Office of Apprenticeship within the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration.How would you like…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 06:18PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

On-Site Recruitment: Bilingual Home Health Aides January 31: Posts from New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman by [email protected], Science, Industry and Business Library

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Bilingual Home Health Aides on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. sharp (Appointment…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 01:44PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 25 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley

1915 It'll be 90 in the Shade for only 40 performances. The unpaid actors will refuse to go on in this musical with a Jerome Kern score and book by Guy Bolton. Richard Carle and Marie Ca…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 22 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley and Christopher Reichheld

1912 Stop in at the Liberty Theatre in New York and see just what it takes when you're Elevating a Husband. Edward Everett Horton, Conway Tearle and Jessie Carter are among the cast of t…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 21 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley

1903 Dorothy, The Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion are first seen on Broadway today in the original musical The Wizard of Oz, with music by Paul Tietjens and book and lyrics by L…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Saturday, January 18, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 18 by David Gewirtzman and Robet Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley

1882 Birthday of A. A. Milne (1882-1956), best-known as creator of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, but also a prolific Broadway playwright, author of Mr. Pim Passes By, The Truth About Blayds, Be…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 14 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley

1903 Opening night of The Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett play about a child, much in the same vein as her The Secret Garden. Little Princess will run just 34 performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, January 13, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 13 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld, Robert Viagas

1925 Birthday of one of Broadway's all-time greatest leading ladies, Gwen Verdon (1925-2000). She was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actress or Featured Actress in a Musical six ti…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, January 12, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 12 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley

1878 Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár (1878-1952) is born today in Budapest. He will write The Good Fairy, The Play's the Thing, The Guardsman, The Swan and Liliom, the latter of which wi…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, January 2, 2014

January Stages: In Your Seat but on Your Toes by Steven McElroy, Roslyn Sulcas, Alexis Soloski and Eric Grode

True aficionados of inventive theater know exactly where they need to be every January: far Off Broadway.    

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 06:10PM

Our Fringe guide to winter 2014 by Nina Metz and Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

Here at On the Fringe we love holiday-themed shows as much as the next person. But after weeks and weeks of seasonal productions, we're ready for the winter theater season to start in earnes…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 02:31PM

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 2 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley

1910 American actress Agnes Booth dies today at age of 63. She was the wife of Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. and the sister-in-law of Edwin Booth.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Times Writers Share Last Chance Theater Picks by Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood, Scott Heller, Patrick Healy and Neil Genzlinger

From the Off Broadway musical “Fun Home” to the star-crossed “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” Times writers offer a few last-minute theater picks.    

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 04:06PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pretty woman: Julia Roberts turns 50! by ,

       

SOURCE: USA Today at 03:17PM
Friday, December 20, 2013

Brian J. Smith Adds Dimension to Menagerie by Lisa Lewis, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith Photo: Michael J. Lutch

“I wasn’t a popular kid. I wasn’t even a geeky kid,” said Brian J. Smith, who’s garnering raves as the … Read More →

SOURCE: nytheatremag.com at 04:52PM