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Thursday, October 11, 2018

'Print that!' Broadway legend Patti LuPone sounds off by Hadley Freeman

Lloyd Webber? Trump? Madonna? Don’t get her started! As the goddess of the modern musical prepares to star in Company, she settles some old scores – and starts some new onesPatti LuPone …

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Heathers the Musical review – teenagers safely on the rampage by Hadley Freeman

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London Defanged for darker times, the cult 80s high-school revenge saga homes in on the universal agonies of growing up and outsmarting bullies‘Have you had a brai…

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Marc Maron: ‘I’m familiar with coke, anger, bullying, selfishness’ by Hadley Freeman

The Glow star and hit podcaster talks drugs, divorces and his ‘horrible’ feud with Jon StewartThe night before I meet Marc Maron, I go to his standup show in London. These days Maron is …

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Follies – review by Hadley Freeman

Marquis, New YorkWith its themes of youthful callousness, middle-aged regrets and vital emotions pumping beneath crusty surfaces, all mixed together in a tangy marinade of nostalgia and clea…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Company with Stephen Colbert – review by Hadley Freeman

Lincoln Centre, New YorkThe worn-out rag that is reality TV has tarnished the novelty of seeing celebrities reveal, if not talents exactly, then capabilities in unexpected fields. It is now …

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Chris Rock: ‘I’m doing OK, but some days I’m sad outta my mind’ by Hadley Freeman

Chris Rock is one of the world’s funniest, most gifted standups but he’s never made a decent movie – until now. He talks about his new film Top Five, divorce, Kanye – and America’s…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Amy Schumer review – sex, neuroses and gun control from a sure-footed star by Hadley Freeman

Edinburgh PlayhouseShe may be negotiating the move from everygirl to A-lister, but Schumer is truly at home on stage, hilarious on pills, guns – and even the odd heckler“I just say whate…

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tig Notaro: ‘People were wanting to take care of me, just to look good’ by Hadley Freeman

She was a little-known comedian until a catalogue of tragedies changed her life. The cult favourite talks sellout shows, being let down by famous friends and life after breastsOn 3 August 20…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark - review by Hadley Freeman

Never has $65m looked so cheap. Leaving aside the lazy illogicality (secretaries in Peter Parker's newspaper office use typewriters yet his editor makes jokes about the internet - sorry, whi…

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Chris Rock: ‘I’m doing OK, but some days I’m sad outta my mind’ by Hadley Freeman

Chris Rock is one of the world’s funniest, most gifted standups but he’s never made a decent movie – until now. He talks about his new film Top Five, divorce, Kanye – and America’s…

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Dress code: making the Guardian and the Royal Court's fashion microplay by Christopher Haydon and Hadley Freeman

Devil in the Detail explores the emotional relationship that women have with clothes. Director Christopher Haydon and Guardian writer Hadley Freeman explain how they and the playwright Chloe…

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Weird Al Yankovic: 'I think Robin Thicke was glad I just mocked his grammar' by Hadley Freeman

After 30 years in the music business, Weird Al Yankovic has finally broken through. Hadley Freeman asks the cult hero what it's like to be number one Continue reading...

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Comedians and their parents: Sarah Silverman and father Donald by Hadley Freeman

As soon as she could talk, Sarah Silverman's dad taught her the worst words. Is it any wonder she turned out the way she did?Sarah Silverman is infamous for telling jokes that spark a r…

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Friday, January 4, 2013

The Book Of Mormon: not for the easily offended by Hadley Freeman

For South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, nothing is off limits. Now they've written a West End musical. Theatre lovers: you have been warnedSomething strange happened recently to …

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The Book Of Mormon: not for the easily offended by Hadley Freeman

For South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, nothing is off limits. Now they've written a West End musical. Theatre lovers: you have been warned Continue reading...

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The Book Of Mormon: not for the easily offended by Hadley Freeman

For South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, nothing is off limits. Now they've written a West End musical. Theatre lovers: you have been warnedSomething strange happened recently to …

Linked From The Guardian at 05:59PM
Monday, November 26, 2012

Evening Standard theatre awards: the red-carpet report by Hadley Freeman

The ES theatre awards become ever more alarmingly glamorous – and James Corden gets hammier by the year"So I said to Ahhhnna," said Mario Testino, referring to US Vogue editor Anna Wintour…

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Rob Delaney: 'Twitter has rocketed me to a whole new level of standup' by Hadley Freeman

US standup Rob Delaney has become a comedy sensation thanks to Twitter. He talks to Hadley Freeman about tweet fatigue, his battle with booze and why nothing beats face to face Continue rea…

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Follies – review by Hadley Freeman

Marquis, New YorkWith its themes of youthful callousness, middle-aged regrets and vital emotions pumping beneath crusty surfaces, all mixed together in a tangy marinade of nostalgia and clea…

Linked From The Guardian at 06:55AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tony award nominations build Jerusalem team's expectations by Hadley Freeman

Play staring Mark Rylance up for six awards, vindicating producers' decision to transfer very English play to BroadwayAbout five months ago, the theatre producer Sonia Friedman made a decisi…

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Company with Stephen Colbert – review by Hadley Freeman

Lincoln Centre, New YorkThe worn-out rag that is reality TV has tarnished the novelty of seeing celebrities reveal, if not talents exactly, then capabilities in unexpected fields. It is now …

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth sinks star live in Detroit by Hadley Freeman

Charlie Sheen's remaining credibility was blown out of the water as fans booed him off-stage on the first night of his 20-date tourIn pictures: Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Opti…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Aziz Ansari: mouth of the south by Hadley Freeman

He is the hottest new standup in America. Judd Apatow is his biggest fan and Kanye West is his best friend. Hadley Freeman meets trailblazer Aziz AnsariThere is a very funny and surprisingly…

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark – review by Hadley Freeman

Foxwoods Theatre, New York CityIf there's one thing the banking crisis taught us it's that improbable amounts of money can disappear with mystifying speed. But the people behind the Broadway…

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