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You’re welcome to claim it as a failing of the American educational system, but I made it through university without ever being
Almost everyone familiar with the process of getting a new musical to the stage will explain how prolonged and arduous it can
“Maybe someday your name will be in lights,” Chuck Berry sang in one of his early rock’n’roll hits. Though Berry would never
Every morning, there are queues. Before the sun has risen high enough to clear the skyscrapers that surround Times Square, while teams
When Ain’t Misbehavin’ became a Broadway hit in 1978, the music of Fats Waller at its core was roughly 45 years old.
The US will cease to be a majority-white populated country between 2040 and 2045 according to several reports on census population projections.
If I told you that the Berkshires is a region in Western Massachusetts, named for a range of low mountains that start
A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald declared that the director of Opera Australia “is staking much of the future and
The ‘theatre etiquette’ article is a staple on the arts pages, periodically erupting in publications and on websites, and typically prompted by
With shows such as Drunk Shakespeare and ShakesBeer offering evenings of alcoholic consumption and classical theatre in almost equal measure, it would
When the Tooting Arts Club set up its immersive Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie and Mash in 2014, I doubt it was
Swilling champagne and wearing sunglasses, a dog, whose briefcase declares him to be with Mega Stage Productions, announces to his startled pig
Unlike going to a museum, where what we see has been curated for us, attending the performing arts is a self-curated experience.
There are many who remain upset with the owners of the Hotel Edison for their ejection of the Edison Cafe several years ago, and you can count me among them, because along with the cafe went…
The 2017-2018 Broadway season ended on Sunday. A Broadway League press release duly followed with the year’s statistics, under a headline trumpeting
For generations, US network television has done a successful job of telling the stories of doctors and lawyers, police officers and private
It is not unusual, I suspect, for theatregoers to imagine themselves living inside the homes that are created on stage. Regardless of
As the film industry continues to grapple with declining audiences in US movie theatres, thanks in no small part to the welter
When it comes to a list of theatrical curiosities, Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June would surely qualify, based on the author’s
The Broadway season is defined for most by the Tony Awards eligibility dates. The awards also determine which New York theatres are
When Martyna Majok’s play Cost of Living was announced as the recipient of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama earlier this week,
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set a new box office record on Broadway last week. While box office records seem to
When shows make the trans-Atlantic trip between Broadway and the West End they are, essentially, the same production. There may be tweaks
Now there is a redaction, an editor’s note, and an author’s apology. But for roughly 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday this week, in a theatre review in the Chicago Reader, …
It is possible that you’ve heard of Michael Weller’s play Buyer Beware. But unless you were among the roughly 85 people who
Saturday mornings aren’t the typical time for press releases to be sent out, but a couple of Saturdays ago, at 8.10am, Harry
Two weeks ago, I binged on Glitch, from Australia. Last week, my binge was the rather obscure Imposters. This week, it’s Jessica
In a world filled with tragedies, those that touch us most are inevitably the ones that come closest to our own lives.
Earlier this week, Monica Hesse wrote in the Washington Post about the disconcerting experience of viewing films and TV shows that she
Four days ago, the US theatre community fostered the birth of more than 100 new short plays, on our federal holiday of
If I were given to cynicism, and if I thought I could get away with it, this week I would have submitted