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Friday, July 23, 2021

Luke Brady on becoming Moses in 'The Prince of Egypt' in the West End by Matt Wolf

The musical's gifted and amiable leading man was keen to chat one recent day about the renewed thrill of being back on the boards.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

'Anna X,' starring Emma Corrin, is an electric, theatrical joyride by Matt Wolf

2019 play gets a commercial upgrade to the West End

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

In ‘Bach & Sons,’ a Composer Stares Down Death by Matt Wolf

The new play at the Bridge Theater in London and two other productions on the city’s stages examine characters facing the end.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

BWW Review: THE DUMB WAITER, Old Vic by Matt Wolf

Jeremy Herrin directs Pinter's 1960 two-hander with Daniel Mays back onstage for first time in five years

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'Romeo and Juliet' at Shakespeare's Globe plays against the natural poetry by Matt Wolf

Ola Ince directs a message-heavy, modern take on this oft-performed tragedy

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

'The Invisible Hand's' Scott Karim on how stories should make sense of the world by Matt Wolf

Scott Karim, 35, has joined the cast of Ayad Akhtar's play at the Kiln Theatre

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

J'Ouvert, Harold Pinter Theatre review - formless yet fabulous by Matt Wolf

Yasmine Joseph brings a blast of Carnival to the West End A welcome West End upgrade is the order of the day at J'Ouvert, the debut play from Yasmin Joseph whose 2019 premiere at South Lond…

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Monday, June 28, 2021

'Out West' at Lyric Hammersmith is 'one of the most exciting surprises of the year' by Matt Wolf

Three monologues in one truly terrific evening at west London's Lyric Hammersmith.

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'Staircase' at Southwark Playhouse struggles to find chemistry and humour by Matt Wolf

Charles Dyer's 1966 RSC play gets a rare revival with Paul Rider, late of CHICAGO, amongst the cast

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Under Milk Wood, National Theatre review - Michael Sheen at his most magnetic by Matt Wolf

One Welshman honours another in National Theatre return to the Dylan Thomas mainstay There's commanding, and then there's Michael Sheen, who sweeps on to the Olivier stage 15 minutes or so …

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Monday, June 21, 2021

'Raya' is 'beautifully acted' at Hampstead Theatre by Matt Wolf

We never see the title character in Raya, Deborah Bruce’s intriguing, beautifully acted new play that continues a strong return for the Hampstead Theatre.

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Lisa Dwan shines in Trevor Nunn's powerful and urgent production of 'Happy Days' by Matt Wolf

Beckett’s Happy Days is marking its 60th birthday this year with a heavenly Riverside Studios revival from the director Trevor Nunn. Perhaps it takes the wisdom accrued over a life to brin…

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These are `Happy Days' Indeed for Trevor Nunn by Matt Wolf

The director's latest production caps decades of distinguished achievement

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Challenges Aplenty Onstage in London, With Some Fun Along the Way by Matt Wolf

As London venues reopen, theatergoers can choose to reckon with works like “The Death of a Black Man” or enjoy frothier fare from George Bernard Shaw.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The State of the London Stage: June 2021 by Matt Wolf

Theatreland is Back in Business

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

London Theater's Reopening: 'Flight,' 'Herding Cats' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by Matt Wolf

One “play” uses only voice-overs. Another features a main actor only on video. And under Covid rules, an 11-person Shakespeare cast counts as an army.

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Monday, May 24, 2021

'Cruise' offers an intimate cross-generational look at the LGBTQ+ community by Matt Wolf

No, Jack Holden’s play is not about Tom, though the film star does get referenced along the way. In fact, Cruise is a vigorously acted history lesson that doubles as a vital performance op…

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Online or In-Person? Soon, British Theatergoers Can Decide by Matt Wolf

Live theater is set to return in England starting May 17, but many online offerings will remain.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The State Of The London Stage: May 2021 by Matt Wolf

The fabled date is getting nearer! For months, May 17 has loomed large in the calendar of London theatreland as the signal for playhouses to reopen their doors after a five-month lockdown.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

'Living Newspaper' at the Royal Court Theater Stirs Up Stories of Our Time by Matt Wolf

Tired of reading the headlines? You can watch artistic interpretations of the stories of our era by trailing actors in a Living Newspaper production, section by section.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Helen McCrory, In Admiring, Awestruck Memory by Matt Wolf

We Remember a Great Actress Taken Way Too Soon

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The State of the London Stage: April 2021 by Matt Wolf

Hellos Aplenty as Lockdown Nears an End - And A Sad Goodbye

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

National Theatre's streaming 'Romeo & Juliet' is a stunning take on the Shakespeare classic by Matt Wolf

The director Simon Godwin has offered up the most impassioned version of this play imaginable, its often unwieldy length here filleted to 90-minutes as hurtling and relentless as the very jo…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Setting the Stage Once Again for Shakespeare, and Live Theater by Matt Wolf

With coronavirus restrictions easing in England, several venues have plans to give classic plays new life.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / SONDHEIM 2 - Five performances we won't forget by Matt Wolf

Earlier this month, we marked the 91st birthday of the living legend that is Stephen Sondheim with a look back at five London productions of his work that are embedded in the memory. This we…

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

RSC 'Dream' is an inventive, condensed take on the Bard by Matt Wolf

A brave venture that by necessity feels incomplete, Dream offers a take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream that may surprise even those who think they’ve seen everything that can be done with …

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Monday, March 15, 2021

BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / SONDHEIM 1 - Five productions that we won't forget by Matt Wolf

Last week, we acknowledged the forthcoming birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber via a look back at five defining London stagings of his work. This time, we do the same with Stephen Sondheim, with…

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Dench, Smith, McKellen, Jacobi: On a Vanishing Era of Theater Greats by Matt Wolf

With British venues closed and years advancing, there’s even less time to see some of the finest actors in their 80s onstage.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / LLOYD WEBBER 1 - Five productions that we won't forget by Matt Wolf

London's repertoire of standout Lloyd Webber productions includes these five shows, and more

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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.

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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 …

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