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Friday, March 26, 2021

One Year Later: Even when COVID eases, theaters will still face funding, equity issues by Jim Farmer

No one knows exactly when yet. Perhaps it will be this fall,... The post One Year Later: Even when COVID eases, theaters will still face funding, equity issues appeared first on ARTS ATL.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Review: Dad’s truly original “Black Nerd” delivers best when it trusts its serious side by Jim Farmer

Jon Carr left his job as artistic director at Dad’s Garage’s Theatre... The post Review: Dad’s truly original “Black Nerd” delivers best when it trusts its serious side appeared fi…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Remembrance: Atlanta theater makers recall friend, fan, ally and shutterbug Alan Stiefel by Jim Farmer

Whether it was sitting enthralled at a tech rehearsal or staged reading,... The post Remembrance: Atlanta theater makers recall friend, fan, ally and shutterbug Alan Stiefel appeared first o…

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Review: Alliance’s outdoor “A Christmas Carol” gets an “A” for creative approach by Jim Farmer

Chances are a four–person, drive–in version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol... The post Review: Alliance’s outdoor “A Christmas Carol” gets an “A” for creative approach…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Q&A: Quarantine can’t stop the beat of Haddon Kime and his original Zoom musical by Jim Farmer

Atlanta composer–lyricist–librettist Haddon Kime — who’s been writing musicals since high school... The post Q&A: Quarantine can’t stop the beat of Haddon Kime and his original…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

If “Blood on Her Name’s” Bethany Anne Lind looks familiar, think “Ozark,” Atlanta theater by Jim Farmer

Bethany Anne Lind never intended to make Atlanta home. When she and... The post If “Blood on Her Name’s” Bethany Anne Lind looks familiar, think “Ozark,” Atlanta theater appeared f…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Review: A few sour notes can’t subdue exhilaration of “Once” at Horizon Theatre by Jim Farmer

Let’s knock this out of the way first and foremost. I’m a... The post Review: A few sour notes can’t subdue exhilaration of “Once” at Horizon Theatre appeared first on ARTS ATL.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Dad’s Garage interim leader Jon Carr bullish on company’s place in the theater universe by Jim Farmer

Jon Carr has been involved with Dad’s Garage Theatre Company for almost... The post Dad’s Garage interim leader Jon Carr bullish on company’s place in the theater universe appeared fir…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Eyes of the theater world on Atlanta this weekend with national new-play showcase by Jim Farmer

If, as an Atlanta theatergoer, you’ve seen Bad Jews, Blackberry Winter, Lasso of... The post Eyes of the theater world on Atlanta this weekend with national new-play showcase appeared fir…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Review: A comedy of few words, Alliance’s “Small Mouth Sounds” says far too little by Jim Farmer

Stripped largely of their ability to communicate with each other via words,... The post Review: A comedy of few words, Alliance’s “Small Mouth Sounds” says far too little appeared firs…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: Actor’s Express opens new season with a laugh-filled and poignant “Skintight” by Jim Farmer

On paper, Skintight sounds like it might be racy and one-note. Onstage at Actor’s... The post Review: Actor’s Express opens new season with a laugh-filled and poignant “Skintight” …

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Review: “Woman and Scarecrow” at Arís Theatre walks on the dark side of Irish life by Jim Farmer

Themes such as death, remorse, jealousy and forgiveness run heavily through Arís... The post Review: “Woman and Scarecrow” at Arís Theatre walks on the dark side of Irish life appeared…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Big voices and strong direction fuel “Oliver!” at Atlanta Lyric Theatre by Jim Farmer

Although she still acts — seen most vividly a few years ago... The post Big voices and strong direction fuel “Oliver!” at Atlanta Lyric Theatre appeared first on ARTS ATL.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Will two Atlanta productions take home Tony Awards this year? by Jim Farmer

With the 2019 Tony Awards set for June 9, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre... The post Will two Atlanta productions take home Tony Awards this year? appeared first on ARTS ATL.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ragtime’s themes resonate at Serenbe Playhouse, but it’s a bit too busy by Jim Farmer

Terrence McNally’s body of work over the last six decades is pretty... The post <em>Ragtime</em>’s themes resonate at Serenbe Playhouse, but it’s a bit too busy appeared fi…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Atlanta Opera’s La traviata provides a fresh take on a classic story by Jim Farmer

For a production that is staged with regularity around the world —... The post Atlanta Opera’s <em>La traviata</em> provides a fresh take on a classic story appeared first on…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen gives voice to teen angst and bullying in age of the internet by Jim Farmer

Many of us know an Evan Hansen — or perhaps are/were an... The post <em>Dear Evan Hansen</em> gives voice to teen angst and bullying in age of the internet appeared first on AR…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Theater Best Bets, April 18–21 by Jim Farmer

Every week, our editors and guest writers give you their top six... The post Theater Best Bets, April 18–21 appeared first on ARTS ATL.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Actor’s Express produces a Falsettos that still resonates by Jim Farmer

The musical Falsettos has been dusted off and rediscovered, with a New York revival three years ago, a recent national tour and a filmed version that played in select theaters. Actor’s Exp…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Donya Washington produces her childhood dreams by Jim Farmer

Donya K. Washington was “that kid” — the kind who staged productions in her living room, invited her neighbors, picked costumes for the cast and even sold tickets. At a talent show whe…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Aurora Theatre’s expansion creates new possibilities for Lawrenceville and Georgia by Jim Farmer

At first, it was just a fantasy. As Anthony Rodriguez, artistic director and cofounder of Aurora Theatre, looked out of his office, he saw empty space and wondered what an expansion would lo…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Jamil Jude illuminates a new era for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company by Jim Farmer

” When Jamil Jude met Broadway director Kenny Leon a decade ago, he didn’t know that one day he would take over the Atlanta-based company Leon had founded. In August of this year…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review: Alliance Theatre’s Ever After features stunning design, but the romance falls flat by Jim Farmer

Danielle de Barbarac, the central figure of the musical Ever After, isn’t the typical fairy tale heroine. She isn’t looking for a man to sweep her off of her feet or rescue her — f…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Cult classic film Psycho gets a touch of Neil Diamond in musical adaptation by Jim Farmer

Those willing to accept a bit of carnage with their musical theater should be pleased with the new production from PULP Books & Gallery. Psycho: The Musical is based on the 1960 horror …

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Review: “The Color Purple” reaches full flower in terrific Actor’s Express musical by Andrew Alexander and Jim Farmer

The musical The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker’s novel, had its world premiere back at the Alliance Theatre in 2004 and hit Broadway a year later. After a recent reworking and reviva…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Review: Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s skillful spin turns “Tarzan” into engaging guilty pleasure by Jim Farmer

Clad in a loin cloth and swinging carefree through the jungle, Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan character has been a staple of all sorts of pop culture — books, films, television special…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Review: “110 in the Shade” has good musical moments, but struggles to find its footing by Jim Farmer

It’s the Fourth of July in a small Texas town, circa 1936, and the locals are longing for some rain and relief from the blistering heat that has encompassed the area. When a mystery man sh…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

“Sordid Lives” author Del Shores brings “Six Characters” to Atlanta in one-man show by Jim Farmer

His work tends to resonate everywhere it plays, but Atlanta is especially receptive to the characters brought to life by Del Shores. The playwright, best known for stage, film and television…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Essay: Can’t we please just put away our cell phones and enjoy the show? by Jim Farmer

It’s happened — I imagine — to almost everyone who attends theater, film or other kinds of arts events on a regular basis. A patron nearby brings out a cell phone, starts texti…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Remembrance: Actress Valerie Payton brought her kindness and joy to every stage by Jim Farmer

She was known for her hugs, her warmth and her charisma, as well as her musical prowess and onstage presence. Valerie Denise Payton, a popular local actress and musician, passed away unexpec…

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The Shuler Awards return for 10th year of celebrating high school musical theater by Jim Farmer

For many of the students participating in this year’s Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, it will be their first time performing at such a prominent event. Some of them also hope t…

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre