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Thursday, May 23, 2024

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: **ALL FREE** FULL SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’S LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, MAY 24 TO 26 by Robert Shuman

COME ONE, COME ALL, FOR FREE THEATER Theater for the New City has posted the full schedule of performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers appearing …

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

CASTING CALL – SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS PLAY by Robert Shuman

Seeking: Non-union male actors, of any race, aged 45-60 for a play about Shakespeare characters. Experience with Shakespeare plays is helpful but not required. Production: Play to be perfor…

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Monday, May 20, 2024

NEED PROOF WHO WROTE SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS? SEE THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/20.  Photo Lucy Tregear as Meg Page, Richard Cordery as Sir John Falstaff and Claire Carrie as Alice Ford in The Merry Wives of W…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 04:06PM
Friday, May 17, 2024

NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARD WINNERS: ‘STEREOPHONIC’ AND ‘DEAD OUTLAW’ WIN TOP HONORS by Robert Shuman

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle has unveiled its annual awards, and this year’s ceremony promises exciting winners. David Adjmi’s “Stereophonic,” a play that premiered at Playwr…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:41PM
Thursday, May 16, 2024

TAKE ME TO THE CIRCUS: THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’S OFFBEAT DOUBLE BILL– “PARTY CLOWN OF THE RICH & FAMOUS AND THE HUNGRY MIND BUFFET” by Robert Shuman

The first act, at Theater for the New City, features Stan Baker, a man with a treasure trove of tales from the fringes of fame. Baker’s one-man show, “Party Clown of the Rich & Famou…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 04:24PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

CATHERINE FILLOUX AT LA MAMA: ‘HOW TO EAT AN ORANGE’–5/30-6/16, 2024 by Robert Shuman

FOR THE PAST THREE DECADES FRENCH ALGERIAN AMERICAN AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT, LIBRETTIST AND ACTIVIST CATHERINE FILLOUX HAS BEEN TRAVELING TO CONFLICT AREAS WRITING PLAYS THAT ADDRESS HUMA…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 08:25PM
Monday, May 13, 2024

OUT OF THE DARK: REVISITING COMPOSERS SUPPRESSED BY THE NAZIS by Robert Shuman

(Alex Ross’s article appeared in the New Yorker, 5/13; Zemlinsky, once regarded as a weak-willed eclecticist, is attracting modern admirers. Illustration by Romy Blümel.) The Musica Non G…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:40PM
Friday, May 10, 2024

“GRENFELL: IN THE WORDS OF SURVIVORS” ON DEMOCRACY NOW!: SURVIVOR RECOUNTS DEADLY 2017 LONDON FIRE THAT INSPIRED PLAY—ONLY THROUGH SUN., 5/12 AT by Robert Shuman

(On Democracy Now!, 5/10.) The play Grenfell: In the Words of Survivors, which is being staged this week in Brooklyn, tells the story of the 2017 apartment fire at Grenfell Tower in London t…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 03:48PM

‘THEY’RE TEACHING ME’: GREG DORAN ON STAGING SHAKESPEARE’S UNLOVED TWO GENTS WITH STUDENTS by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/10;  Photograph: Geraint Lewis.)  The theatre director, now teaching at Oxford after years running the RSC, thinks The Two Gentl…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 08:29AM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

8TH BIENNIAL SEGAL CENTER FILM FESTIVAL ON THEATRE & PERFORMANCE MAY 16-20 WILL FEATURE MORE THAN 30 FILMS BY INTERNATIONAL THEATER ARTISTS PLUS D by Robert Shuman

ALL FREE WHERE AND WHEN: May 16 to 20, 2024 The Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, at 34th Street FREE – First Come, First Served So…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 01:37PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (167) by Robert Shuman

The words and wisdom of Constantin Stanislavski: [Using the concept of] If is also a stimulus to the creative subconscious. Besides it helps us to carry out another fundamental principle of…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

LEBANESE PLAYWRIGHT CHRYSTÈLE KHODR’S DRAMATIC ‘TRIAL BY ORDEAL’ ON STAGE IN PARIS by Robert Shuman

(Solene Clausse’s Olivia Salazar-Winspear’s, Jennifer Ben Brahim’s Marion Chaval’s, Magali Faure’s and Clemence Delfaure’s article  appeared on France24, 5/7. Photo: arts24 © …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 09:13PM
Friday, May 3, 2024

***** THE CHERRY ORCHARD REVIEW – BENEDICT ANDREWS BRINGS CHEKHOV BANG UP TO DATE by Robert Shuman

(Arifa Akbar’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/3; Photo: The party’s over … Nina Hoss in The Cherry Orchard. Photograph: Johan Persson.) Donmar Warehouse, London Nina Hoss stars i…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

DIVE DEEP INTO JON FOSSE’S PLAYS: A THEATRICAL MARATHON IN NEW YORK (NEXT MONDAY, MAY 6, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM) by Robert Shuman

INTO THE EVERYDAY AND EXISTENTIAL Nobel Laureate Jon Fosse’s Texts for Performance in New York 2004 to the present NEXT MONDAY, MAY 6 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Ongoing engagement and experiment…

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 ‘I WAS BROUGHT UP AMONG GIANTS’: GILLIAN SLOVO ON HER REVOLUTIONARY PARENTS – AND HER MOTHER’S MURDER by Robert Shuman

(Emma Brockes’s interview appeared in the Guardian, 4/29; Photo: Photograph: Teddy Wolff.) As she takes the words of Grenfell Tower fire survivors to the New York stage, the playwright tal…

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Monday, April 29, 2024

RALPH FIENNES IN ‘MACBETH’ COMES TO MOVIE THEATERS FOR TWO DAYS ONLY: THURSDAY, MAY 2, AND SUNDAY, MAY 5 (REVIEW FROM NEW YORK) by Robert Shuman

By Bob Shuman Director Simon Godwin’s structured, composed descent into the “defilement of a mind” in Macbeth is objective and clear, filmed unpoetically,  yet sustained with uniforml…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 12:04PM
Sunday, April 28, 2024

HENRY V (LISTEN NOW ON BBC DRAMA ON 3–LINK BELOW) by Robert Shuman

Henry V Listen  Drama on 3 by William Shakespeare A new production of Shakespeare’s hugely popular history play. As King Henry’s ambitions lead him to invade France, he finds himself fa…

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

FRINGE BENEFITS: CELEBRATING ARTISTIC TRIUMPHS AT FRIGID NEW YORK’S 2024 FESTIVAL AWARDS” by Robert Shuman

(via Emily Owens; Chat GPT) FRIGID New York’s 2024 New York City Fringe Festival culminated with a spectacular awards night, on April 21, honoring the brightest stars of indie theater. Thi…

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Friday, April 26, 2024

BERTOLT BRECHT: (LISTEN NOW ON BBC RADIO 4–IN OUR TIME–DISCUSSION PROGRAM) by Robert Shuman

Listen In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest European playwrights of the twentieth century. The aim of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was to make the familiar ‘strang…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:35PM

OFF-oFF THE (4th) WALL:  NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED, 4/14–4/26, 2024  by Robert Shuman

Here’s a compilation of new Off-Off-Broadway and Off-Broadway (and one on Broadway) shows: Bardcore (Episodic Theatre Project) (Comedy): Written by The Episodic Theatre Project ensemble, t…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 10:49AM
Thursday, April 25, 2024

THE SURREALIST MANIFESTO: MARKING A CENTURY OF AVANT-GARDE ART by Robert Shuman

(Renaud Lefort’s, Armelle Caux’s, Olivia Salazar-Winpear’s, Stephanie Cheval’s and Sonia Baritello’s report appeared on France 24, 4/22.) Visit   In 1924, French poet André Breto…

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SPEAK FOR THEM: ARTISTS THEY CAME FOR (April 8th, 2024-April 25th 2024) by Robert Shuman

SPEAK FOR THEM attempts to shine a light on artists and writers around the world who have faced silencing, intimidation, and persecution. May justice prevail. Nisha Singh, Playwright, India …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 09:38AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY:  TNC’S 29th LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, MAY 24-26, 2024 by Robert Shuman

Crystal Field, Executive Director for Theater for the New City, will showcase over 200 luminaries in the performing arts, poetry, puppetry, cinema, and independent artistry May 24-26, under …

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 04:09PM

***** ‘ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS’ REVIEW – THIS EXEMPLARY STAGING OUTDOES THE ORIGINAL by Robert Shuman

(Clare Brennan’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/2/2024; Photo: Pete Stonier.) New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme A first-rate cast delight in controlled chaos of the highest order in Conra…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Robert Shuman

Born 1564; 460 years old today! William Shakespeare: 1564-1616

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Monday, April 22, 2024

‘GRENFELL’ AT ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE—THROUGH MAY 12 (REVIEW FROM NEW YORK) by Robert Shuman

By Bob Shuman In the disaster that ensued (Grenfell: in the Words of Survivors, now playing at St. Ann’s Warehouse until May 12), a Syrian man, a disabled man, who in this production is pl…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 01:30PM
Friday, April 19, 2024

LAUREN O’BRIEN AT THE NEW YORK CITY FRINGE (14Y THEATER, FOR FINAL NYC DATE: SUN., 4/21) by Robert Shuman

A solo show about dating in New York . . . She’s back. Lolo lands a dream-come-true European tour with her punk cabaret show. But when it gets canceled, after just a few weeks, she’s fo…

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (166) by Robert Shuman

The words and wisdom of Constantin Stanislavski: Ask an actor, after some great performance, how he felt while on the stage, and what he did there. He will not be able to answer because he w…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

BEHRMAN GETS SERIOUS: ‘NO TIME FOR COMEDY’ OPENS AND CONFRONTS CRISIS (A DAY IN THEATRE) by Robert Shuman

S.N. Behrman, the king of witty social comedies like “Biography” and “Second Marriage,” took a sharp turn with “No Time for Comedy” which premiered on April 17, 1939. Hailing fro…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

STAGE DIRECTIONS FOR LIFE: MICHAEL SCHULMAN ON CHRISTOPHER DURANG by Robert Shuman

(Schulman’s article appeared in the New Yorker, 4/15/2024; Photograph by Robert Wright / Redux.) The Tony-winning playwright’s dark, antic satire were many people’s gateway to theatre.…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 10:58AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, ON STAGE VOICES: SUNDAY TO MONDAY, 4/7/2024 – 4/15/2024 by Robert Shuman

The past week on the international stage, innovative productions and captivating performances continue to grab the spotlight. Here are 6 highlights for the theatre aficionado: GLOBAL VOICES …

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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