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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Michael Jackson musical to hit Broadway in 2020 by Jake Nevins

A stage show about the King of Pop’s life featuring the biggest hits from his catalogue is now in developmentMichael Jackson’s music is set to hit Broadway in 2020 in the shape of an as-…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

'The world of comedy has changed': how queer comics are making their mark in America by Jake Nevins

While mainstream visibility is still limited, LGBT comics are moving past cliches and homophobic roadblocks to take their place in the US comedy sceneTwenty-five years ago, Lea DeLaria becam…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tony awards 2018: who will win – and who should by Jake Nevins

On theatre’s biggest night, revivals including Angels in America vie for top honors while recent sensations like Harry Potter look to win best playDespite the 2017-2018 season being the hi…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Parisian Woman review - Uma Thurman shines in Trump-inspired Broadway debut by Jake Nevins

The new play from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, in which Thurman plays a Washington socialite, boasts sterling performances but relies too much on topical jabsHudson Theatre, New Yor…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

As a comic, Al Franken joked about rape, sex robots and Afghan women by Jake Nevins

The Minnesota senator has apologised following allegations of sexual misconduct, and it is not the first example of his attitudes about women and sexSenator Al Franken of Minnesota apologise…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Can Sarah Silverman use comedy to bridge America's political divide? by Jake Nevins

In her new Hulu series I Love You, America, the comic will attempt to reach across the aisle and, hopefully, generate laughs in the processOne significant shift in political discourse over t…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

How the musical became big business: 'The snowball has been building for a long time' by Jake Nevins

From Spongebob Squarepants to Mean Girls, Broadway is gearing up for a wave of new musicals and with TV and film projects too, the genre is back on topOn the heels of its most lucrative seas…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Absurdist comedians Tim and Eric: 'Our show is a trainwreck of a live experience' by Jake Nevins

The comedy duo recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of their cult show and talk about finding the funny in the mundane and how they metFor almost two decades now, comedy duo Tim (Hei…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Terms of My Surrender review – Michael Moore takes on Trump by preaching to the choir by Jake Nevins

The Oscar-winning film-maker makes his Broadway debut in an attempt to convert the unconverted, but if he hopes to change hearts and minds perhaps the stage isn’t the best place to do itHu…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Andrew Garfield, queer-baiting and the perils of 'playing gay' by Jake Nevins

The actor was criticised over comments he made about preparing to play a gay man, and joined the likes of James Franco who’ve dabbled with ideas of sexualityIn an interview about his role …

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Tony awards 2017: who will win – and who should by Jake Nevins

The biggest awards in theatre are Sunday, and the competition is fierce as Bette Midler shines in Hello, Dolly! and Dear Evan Hansen looks set to sweepIf one thing is certain, the 2017 Tony …

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