All stories by Matt Wolf on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

For Many Golden Globe Winners, the London Stage Came First by Matt Wolf

At Sunday’s ceremony, a whole host of British winners and nominees got their training in the theater before they made it to the screen.

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 01:48PM
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Streaming 'Sherlock Holmes' whodunnit is an interactive, virtual success by Matt Wolf

This is the latest entertainment from Les Enfants Terribles, the adventuresome company founded in 2001 whose immersive, interactive Alice’s Adventures Underground was Olivier nominated in …

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 01:07PM
Monday, February 22, 2021

BWW Feature: WE SAW THEM FIRST /THE MUSICAL ACTRESSES - Five Musicals Whose Female Performers Later Became Stars by Matt Wolf

Our monthlong series culling some of the early London theatrical triumphs of stars before they became known to the world at large draws to a close with our look back at a brilliant quintet o…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:41AM
Friday, February 19, 2021

Adrian Lester mesmerizes in Almeida Theatre's streamed 'Hymn' by Matt Wolf

Danny Sapani and Adrian Lester in new two-hander by Lester's wife, Lolita Chakrabarti, livestreaming through Sunday

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 01:32PM
Thursday, February 18, 2021

A ‘Roman Tragedies’ for the History Books by Matt Wolf

The International Theater Amsterdam presented Ivo van Hove’s exhilarating Shakespeare marathon in a one-off, livestreamed production.

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 04:18AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Janie Dee shines in streamed production of Terence Rattigan's 'All On Her Own' by Matt Wolf

Solo plays are everywhere these days and why not? So it’s not too surprising to note the renewed interest in All On Her Own, a slice of Terence Rattigan esoterica that premiered on TV in 1…

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 01:57PM
Monday, February 15, 2021

BWW Feature: WE SAW THEM FIRST/THE MUSICAL ACTORS - Five Musicals Whose Male Performers Later Became Stars by Matt Wolf

Now, it's time to cast a glance at those stage musicals in London that brought to the attention of keen-eyed playgoers various people whom the world would get to know later.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 06:28AM
Friday, February 12, 2021

A disconnected 'Romeo and Juliet' struggles to overcome isolation constraints by Matt Wolf

The cumulative effect is of a lot of well-meaning performers acting into a digital void or, perhaps, delivering audition speeches for some sort of drama school panel that exists just out of …

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 07:42PM
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

'Dear Evan Hansen' star Sam Tutty on awards, Shakespeare, and surviving the pandemic by Matt Wolf

Sam Tutty was five months into his career-making star turn on the West End in Dear Evan Hansen when the pandemic shut London theatres down last March. Far from sitting idle, the industrious …

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 05:06PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

BWW Interview: Tinuke Craig Chats THE COLOR PURPLE - AT HOME From Leicester Curve Online by Matt Wolf

Since 2019, Tinuke Craig has fielded various iterations of her first-ever musical, The Color Purple, which was acclaimed in performance at Leicester's Curve Theatre and the Birmingham Hippod…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:36PM
Monday, February 8, 2021

BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actresses - Five Plays Whose Female Players Later Became Stars by Matt Wolf

Last week, we looked at the early stage work of a quintet of actors who have gone on to celebrated work, and a wider public, onscreen. But the same trajectory is every bit as true of Britain…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 06:08AM
Monday, February 1, 2021

BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actors - Five Plays Whose Players Later Became Stars by Matt Wolf

Many British screen stars may seem to have come to public attention as comparative unknowns, but not to theatre devotees. What follows is a list of five actors whom I managed to catch early …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:22AM
Monday, January 25, 2021

BWW Feature: Five London Shows That Got Away by Matt Wolf

An ever-mutating virus has led to general uncertainty on and off the West End about the start-up of live performance. That shifting scenario in turn brings to mind some of the titles from th…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 08:47AM
Thursday, January 21, 2021

‘Bridgerton’s’ Approach to Race and Casting Has Precedent Onstage by Matt Wolf

There’s been much discussion about the presence of Black actors in Regency England on the Netflix show, but performers of color have been playing historical roles in London theaters for de…

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 04:03AM
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Five 2021 London Shows We Can't Wait To See by Matt Wolf

From Andrew Lloyd Webber to Sondheim via David Tennant's West End return, London is poised for activity post-pandemic

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:27PM
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Beloved panto 'Dick Whittington' goes virtual with National Theatre at Home by Matt Wolf

'Dick Whittington' never opened at the National but can be seen online

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 05:23AM
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Best of 2020: Theatre by Matt Wolf

Out of pandemic-driven chaos and confusion came moments of clarity - and "Blindness" "Goodbye": The single word lingered heavily in the air last March 16, as the scripted closing both of th…

Linked From theartsdesk.com at 11:54AM
Monday, December 21, 2020

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic review - the bells have it once again by Matt Wolf

Andrew Lincoln invents Scrooge afresh in robust seasonal perennial As proof that you can't have too much of a good thing, consider the return of Matthew Warchus's buoyant production of A Ch…

Linked From theartsdesk.com at 08:48AM

'The Comeback' at the Noel Coward Theatre is a madcap respite by Matt Wolf

Comic double-act reviewed the night before performances were suspended indefinitely

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 07:17AM
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Mischief Movie Night is a hilarious, 75-minute improv delight by Matt Wolf

The 'Goes Wrong' team brings their irrepressible improv show to the West End

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 07:24PM

A Christmas Carol, Dominion Theatre review - brash and bustling and snowy, too by Matt Wolf

Dickens redux, noisily but with brio The twelve days of Christmas have nothing on the flotilla of Christmas Carols jostling for view this season, each of which is substantially different eno…

Linked From theartsdesk.com at 07:12AM
Thursday, December 10, 2020

'Nine Lessons and Carols' at the Almeida is a mixed bag of vignettes by Matt Wolf

The Almeida Theatre reopens for the first time since March.

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 06:31PM

The Dumb Waiter, Hampstead Theatre review - menace without a hint of mirth by Matt Wolf

Taut Pinter revival sacrifices the play's darkly comic underlay Add the Hampstead Theatre to the swelling ranks of playhouses opening its doors this month, in this case with a revival well i…

Linked From theartsdesk.com at 06:48AM
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

'A Christmas Carol' at the Bridge Theatre is holiday magic by Matt Wolf

Simon Russell Beale and Patsy Ferran in fresh adaptation of Dickens

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 06:25PM
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

GHBoy, Charing Cross Theatre review - drugs and sex but no rock 'n' roll by Matt Wolf

Paul Harvard's ambitious debut play needs further focus A 35-year-old gay man has to figure out which way to turn in GHBoy, the Paul Harvard play whose connection to the chemsex world is emb…

Linked From theartsdesk.com at 06:36AM
Thursday, November 26, 2020

This Lockdown, England’s Theaters Know What to Do Online by Matt Wolf

The first coronavirus shutdown caught playhouses unawares, but they learned lessons that stood them in good stead when the shutters came down again.

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 03:32AM
Friday, November 20, 2020

32 YEARS WITH LONDON THEATRE NEWS: PERFORMANCES EVERLASTING by Matt Wolf

Our critic looks back on 32 years with a publication he was with from its very first issue, in 1988.

Linked From www.theaternewsonline.com at 05:59AM
Friday, November 6, 2020

Charlie Stemp on 'Mary Poppins,' the pandemic, and a safe theatre reopening by Matt Wolf

Interview with MARY POPPINS leading man Charlie Stemp

Linked From www.londontheatre.co.uk at 05:52PM
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Death of England: Delroy, National Theatre review - a furious if fleetingly seen sequel by Matt Wolf

Opening and closing night were the same for vital solo show Broadway tends to be the Darwinian environment where a show's opening night can also mark its closing.

Linked From theartsdesk.com at 10:42AM

Partying Like It’s 1925 as London’s Theaters Go Dark (Again) by Matt Wolf

Two long-running immersive theater productions — “The Murdér Express” and “The Great Gatsby”— offered some much-needed merriment just before a new lockdown hit England.

Linked From The New York Times Subscription at 04:18AM
Monday, October 26, 2020

All that Chat

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