Saturday, December 3, 2022

Welcome the Circus at Maltz Theater’s Funny Thing Happened by Bill Hirschman

The circus has come to town with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. In this time of upheaval and uncertainty, sometimes what you need is a dose of s…

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How Broadway's "KPOP" Lost Its Mojo by Jan Simpson

The world of musical theater is divided right now between the people who saw KPOP before it came to Broadway and those who saw it afterward. I sadly fall into the latter group.  The origina…

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Friday, December 2, 2022

ShentonSTAGE Daily for FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 by Mark Shenton

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Thursday, December 1, 2022


(Susannah Clapp’s article appeared in the Observer, 11/27; via Pam Green; Photo: ‘Utterly concentrated’: Oliver Johnstone as Henry V. Photograph: Johan Persson.) Sam Wanamaker Playhous…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

& Juliet by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The cast is a combination of New York stage favorites (Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots," and Betsy Wolfe, "Waitress," "Falsettos" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), new faces (Lorna Courtney, Ben …

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Report From New York: & Juliet Lands Even If You Don’t Know Any Katy Perry Hit Songs by Bill Hirschman

While the younger audience at & Juliet is beyond delighted how more than 30 beloved 21st Century standards were slipped into the plot, you don’t have to have a scintilla of familiarity…

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(Matt Wolf’s article appeared in The New York Times, 11/24; via Pam Green;  Photo: Rebecca Humphries and Alex Austin in “Blackout Songs,” directed by Guy Jones at the Hampstead Downst…

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DANCE NEWS: Dance Magazine Awards Announces Esteemed Honorees for 2022 by The Dance Enthusiast

A tradition dating back to 1954, the Dance Magazine Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the dance field.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

This “& Juliet” Is No Tale of Woe by Philip

You need not be closely familiar with William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” or with his personal life to enjoy “& Juliet.” References to both are deployed liberally througho…

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Monday, November 28, 2022


(Chris Wiegand’s article appeared in the Guardian, 11/25; via Pam Green; Photo:  It’s a scream … Mary Law in the West End production of The Mousetrap in 1957. Photograph: Mirrorpix/G…

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A Patsy Cline Holiday Concert by Steven Morris

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Nostalgic hits in the joyous & Juliet by Cogency

You may not know the name Max Martin, but you undoubtedly know his music. Martin is a Swedish songwriter/producer who has written many of the biggest chart-toppers on the planet since the la…

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Almost Famous rocks the stage by Cogency

A new Broadway show based on a beloved movie takes you back to the world of rock and roll in the ‘70s. Almost Famous, based on the Academy Award-winning film, is playing at the Bernard B. …

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Eleanor and Alice: Conversations Between Two Remarkable Roosevelts by Joel Benjamin

Ellen Abrams’ new play "Eleanor and Alice – Conversations Between Two Remarkable Roosevelts" explores their superficial courtesies in a series of conversations spanning 1904 until 1962, …

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Justice Is Only Part of the Goal in Dramaworks’ 12 Angry Men by Bill Hirschman

Actors and other artists are huddling at Palm Beach Dramaworks in preparation for a timely revival of 12 Angry Men that looks at interpersonal interplay as well as justice. The post Justice…

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ShentonSTAGE Daily for MONDAY NOVEMBER 28 by Mark Shenton

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Theatre Openings: from w/c November 28 by Mark Shenton

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

A Christmas Carol (Jefferson Mays) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Visually the show pulls out all of the stops continually making stage magic. Every scene offers new scenic effects and things that appear impossible but are right there on stage before you, …

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Review: KPOP at Circle in the Square by Loren Noveck

In coming to Broadway, a musical trades behind-the-scenes grit for onstage glam. Loren Noveck reviews. The post Review: KPOP at Circle in the Square appeared first on Exeunt Magazine NYC.

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Remembering Robert Clary: From the Concentration Camps to Broadway and Hollywood by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

Clary scored a great success on Broadway in "Leonard Sillman’s New Faces of 1952."  My father, who enjoyed that show, recalled Eartha Kitt and Robert Clary as the standouts in the cast of…

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(Adam Sweeting’s article appeared in the Guardian, 11/27;  Photo: Irene Cara as Coco Hernandez in Fame, 1980, directed by Alan Parker. She also sang the title song, which topped the Briti…

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Sandra by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Cale’s story uses many film noir devices from the 1940’s: exotic locale, strange encounters, searching down unknown streets, disappearing characters, a sexy stranger, danger signals avoi…

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LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (46) by Robert Shuman

Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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Digging Deep Into Empathy With "Downstate" by Jan Simpson

Bruce Norris has a knack for making people uncomfortable.  His 2006 play The Pain and the Itch featured a 4-year-old with a genital rash, a metaphor for her family’s dysfunction that call…

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Succumbing to the Charms of "& Juliet" by Jan Simpson

  & Juliet, the exuberant new musical that mashes up Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the songbook of the pop hitmaker Max Martin wasn’t made for me. It was made for the tween g…

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Report From New York: Race Expands Death of a Salesman by Bill Hirschman

The newest edition of Death of a Salesman emanates an unique vibe, not simply because the Loman family is African-American. Racial overtones inarguably add an extra topspin on the socio-econ…

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Evanston Salt Costs Climbing by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Will Arbery’s Evanston "Salt Costs Climbing" (set in the city in which the author received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2015) is a perplexing experience as it shifts from realism to a…

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Cocoon by Tony Marinelli

Director Kotryna Gesait’s direction does not have the necessary distance from the material to realize that actors speaking simultaneously will blur content and intentions for the audience.…

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ShentonSTAGE Daily for FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25 by Mark Shenton

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Camp Siegfried by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Camp Siegfried" is a new departure for the author of "Small Mouth Sounds," "Continuity," "Make Believe" and "Grand Horizons." Depicting an important piece of history in an age when hate spe…

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