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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Best Classical Music Performances of 2023 by Zachary Woolfe and Joshua Barone

Feats, farewells and musical treasures in a year of post-pandemic financial pressures.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

‘The Phantom of the Opera’: Thinking of a Spectacle Fondly by Joshua Barone, Alexis Soloski and Elisabeth Vincentelli

As the longest-running musical in Broadway history closes, Times critics with a lasting affection for the show take stock of its legacy.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The reverend and rabbi who consulted on Broadway’s ‘Parade’ reflect on their experience this season by The Rev. Dr. jacqui Lewis and Rabbi Joshua Stanton

A reverend and a rabbi walk into a Broadway show. The cast and crew are offstage, grappling beautifully with questions of identity, exclusion and the ongoing struggle against white supremacy…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

What to See This Spring in NYC: Broadway Shows, Concerts and More by Steven McElroy, Joshua Barone, Siobhan Burke, Jon Pareles, Brian Seibert, Lindsay Zoladz and Roslyn Sulcas

“Life of Pi” and Laura Linney on Broadway, Lise Davidsen at the Met Opera, SZA on tour: Here’s what we’re looking forward to this season.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Justin Peck’s New Americana, ‘Copland Dance Episodes’ by Joshua Barone and Mark Sommerfeld

At New York City Ballet, Peck’s “Copland Dance Episodes” brings the composer’s three classic ballet scores under one roof, at last.

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Technology in S.F.’s ‘Frozen’ reduces musicians in live performances, but at what cost to audiences? by Lily Janiak and Joshua Kosman

KeyComp could make it possible for a single synthesizer player to replicate the sound of a large orchestra with unprecedented flexibility.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 07:00AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Reader’s guide to World Music Festival Chicago 2022 by Philip Montoro, Leslie Allison, Leor Galil, Aaron Cohen, Jamie Ludwig, Sandra Treviño, Catalina Maria Johnson, Monica Kendrick, Joshua Minsoo Kim, James Porter, Hannah Edgar, Steve Krakow, Bill Meyer, Jacob Arnold, Noah Berlatsky, Kelley Tatro and Mark G

The term “world music” has never been adequate to the task we’ve set it—even in its most benign reading, it implies a division between the listener and the rest of […] The post The…

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Why comedian Grace Campbell refuses to be silenced about sex – podcast by Presented By Nosheen Iqbal With Grace Campbell; Produced By Natalie Ktena and Rudi Zygadlo; Executive Producers Nicole Jackson, Elizabeth Cassin and Joshua Kelly

Comedian Grace Campbell on why after being raped last year, she worried that her openness about her sex life would be used against her Grace Campbell, comedian and author of Amazing Disgrace…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:33PM
Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020 by Michael Paulson, Joshua Barone, Ben Sisario and Zachary Woolfe

Uncertainty about the coronavirus and the challenge of protecting audiences and artists is prompting many prominent presenters to wait till next year.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Track-by-Track Breakdown: How Do You Make Sondheim Sound Disco for Losing My Mind? by Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman

Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman reveal the fusion of two seemingly opposite musical languages in their “Sondheim Disco Fever Dream” from Broadway Records.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

28 Portraits of This Year’s Tony Nominees by Celeste Sloman, Michael Paulson, Jolie Ruben and Joshua Barone

Why they act. What they’ve learned. And what they’ll remember.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Broadway Stars React to Their Tony Nominations by Joshua Barone and Elizabeth A. Harris

We spoke with five actors to see how they were feeling after hearing about their Tony Award nods.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

The Best and Worst of the Tony Awards 2018 by Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Scott Heller and Joshua Barone

A look at the most memorable moments from this year’s ceremony celebrating Broadway.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

23 Dazzling Portraits of Tony Nominees by Jesse Dittmar, Michael Paulson, Jolie Ruben and Joshua Barone

We invited Broadway’s best to pose for us just 24 hours after they were nominated for theater’s most prestigious award. Needless to say, they were a happy bunch.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

What's the longest line in Pittsburgh? And what's worth waiting for? by Catherine Cray and Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We can all agree that the “Gilmore Girls” revival was terrible. But, amid the mess of Rory realizing that maybe she isn’t a particularly talented journalist, she is assigned a really i…

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Golden Girls’ Puppet Parody by Joshua Barone and Andrew R. Chow

A playwright claims that the current Off Broadway show was stolen when a creative partnership turned sour.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

The Art of the Steal: director Ivo van Hove’s methods to create plays out of film scripts by Josh

“In film,” pronounced Ivo van Hove, director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the largest, and most culturally influential, theater in the Netherlands, “the director is the god of his creatio…

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How to Live Faster: Interview with Dito van Reigersberg of Pig Iron by Josh

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s latest wild theatrical creation opens this week at FringeArts. I Promised Myself to Live Faster is an absurdist sci-fi epic and wild allegory about gayness in 20…

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sebastian has a new show by Josh

Sebastian (aka Sebastian Cummings aka Sean Cummings) is debuting his new show Showbiz, May 21–23 at the Adobe Cafe (1919 East Passyunk Avenue), which he describes as “part theater, part …

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thaddeus Phillips Brings the Drug Trade to FringeArts by Josh

“I was fascinated by the way TV is made: the way you shoot out of sequence and how it actually feels more fake, even with real planes, for example, than being on a theater set.” The Incr…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Olive Prince Dance shows new work this weekend by Josh

Olive Prince, leader of Olive Prince Dance, is showing an in-progess version of her new full length dance, Of our remnants, Thursday April 30–Saturday May 2 this weekend at the Iron Factor…

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Call for Artists! 2015 Fringe Festival by Josh

2015 Neighborhood Fringe Registration begins has begun at! Yes, my friends, it is that time of year again, that time of year to starting gearing up to the 2015 Fringe Fes…

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WetLand crosses the Delaware by Josh

July 22, 2014, in the morning: The main structural component of WetLand by Mary Mattingly, a houseboat, turns towards its destination–the dock at the Independence Seaport MuseumR…

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Rehearsal Photo by Josh

FringeArts, June 20, 2014: The Beserker Residents rehearse The Talkback. (l to r) Bradley K. Wrenn, David Johnson, and  Justin Jain. Photo: Said Johnson.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

A New Book To Help Artists Live Better, Smarter by Josh

“I wrote the book that I wanted to read. This is the book I wish someone had given me twenty years ago.” Are you an artist in Philadelphia, thinking, How the hell does this wo…

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Rehearsal Photo by Josh

June 2, 2014. The cast of Wild by the Groundswell Theatre Company during a pre-performance walk-though at FringeArts for an excerpted showing at Scratch Night. Photo: Said Johnson.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Putting the Value on the Art of Performing Arts by Josh

It is time to start placing more value on the “art” part of performing arts. When it comes to dance and theater and all the multidisciplinary performance hybrids, the support for perform…

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Farewell by Josh

A Conceit Give me your hand Make room for me to lead and follow you beyond this rage of poetry. Let others have the privacy of touching words and love of loss of love. For me Give me your ha…

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Happy Video: When dancing gets you imprisoned by Josh

Here’s the “offending” video that got its six dancing Iranian participants sent to jail in Iran; they were then made to repent on national TV. As the  National Iranian A…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards