Sunday, June 16, 2019

How Michael James Scott Relates to Aladdin’s Genie In His Quest for True Freedom by Felicia Fitzpatrick

The Broadway performer on starring in the Disney blockbuster as an out and proud gay black actor.

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Look Back at the Tony-Nominated Performances of Danny Burstein by Nathan Skethway

Burstein, who will soon appear in Broadway's Moulin Rouge!, celebrates his birthday June 16.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Arts Review

In this wonderfully chilling production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, we see the titular character arrive in Georgian London, beholden to Anthony Hope, who has rescued h…

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Broadway Horoscopes: Father's Day Edition by Felicia Fitzpatrick

Which Broadway dad are you according to your astrological sign?

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(Frank Iovene’s article appeared on AFP, 6/15.) Rome (AFP) – The world of cinema was in mourning Saturday after Italian film and opera legend Franco Zeffirelli, feted for his lavish prod…

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Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Closes on Broadway by Olivia Clement

Taylor Mac's new play concludes performances at the Booth June 16.

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Broadway Bares: Take Off Presented June 16 at Hammerstein Ballroom by Andrew Gans

The annual fundraiser is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Off-Broadway Return of Wheelhouse's Life Sucks. Opens at Theatre Row by Olivia Clement

Aaron Posner's critically acclaimed, Chekhov-inspired play opens June 16.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune by David Kaufman

Given references to "Prizzi’s Honor," "Looking for Mr. Goodbar, " Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond, and VCRs, the otherwise effective revival of "Frankie and Johnny"--now on Broadway at th…

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Shrek The Musical is coming to Australia by Arts Review

Australia’s leading theatre producer John Frost has announced that the Broadway smash hit Shrek The Musical is coming to Australia. This lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical will op…

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Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96 by Mark Peikert

The director was responsible for movies such as Romeo and Juliet and several operas at the Metropolitan Opera House, including its most produced work ever: La Bohème.

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'Internal Geometry' by Natya Dance Theatre is hardly radical but has women telling the story by Lauren Warnecke

Perhaps I’ll start at the end. In the post-performance Q&A for “The Internal Geometry,” a world premiere by Natya Dance Theatre at Links Hall, artistic director Hema Rajagopalan sp…

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Classical Music Review: At BEMF, Benjamin Bagby and Sequentia Seduce with Charms and Riddles by Susan Miron

Thanks to BEMF for once again presenting Benjamin Bagby, who seems incapable of serving up anything but a wonderfully memorable experience. The post Classical Music Review: At BEMF, Benjamin…

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The Feingold Column: 28 Years Later, I Still Don’t “Miss Saigon” by Michael Feingold

I’m innocent. I had no idea till after it had happened that somebody with access to the now-moribund Village Voice website had decided to celebrate the 28th anniversary of my review of the…

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What to Expect From The Princess Bride Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Composer-lyricist David Yazbek lets Playbill in on his early process.

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Look Back at Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Celebration of Neil Patrick Harris by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award–winning film and stage star celebrates his birthday June 15.

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Jazz CD Review: Yoko Miwa Trio’s “Keep Talkin’ ” — Keep Listenin’ by Steve Feeney

Keep Talkin’ further solidifies Yoko Miwa's place on the list of pianists who can lift evolved spirits without resorting to stridency. The post Jazz CD Review: Yoko Miwa Trio’s “Keep …

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On the Couch with Emma Dean by Arts Review

Who is Emma Dean? I am an imperfect, romantic, passionate, plant-powered, human-being who loves to write theatrical pop songs about love and the human spirit. When I’m not on stage perform…

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Age of Stephen by Arts Review

In true Farnham fashion, Melbourne cabaret performer Stephen Valeri is at it again, taking his self-proclaimed ‘ultimate John Farnham Celebration’ show Age of Stephen to the stage for a …

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Wunderage by Arts Review

An astonishing spectacle told through breathtaking physical feats, heart-stirring live music and honest humour, Circus Oz and Company 2 will create a mesmerising world with the premiere of W…

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Puttin’ On the Ritz by Arts Review

On the back of their successful 2017 Australian tour, the Company of Puttin’ On the Ritz have returned, drawing a full house at the Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday 8 June – that extra …

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Can You Name These Broadway Before and After Titles? by Talaura Harms

How many of these mashup titles can you guess from plot clues?

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Friday, June 14, 2019

The Torrents by Arts Review

A newsroom comedy that rivals George Bernard Shaw, Black Swan and Sydney Theatre Company presents the WA premiere of Oriel Gray’s The Torrents in the Heath Ledger Theatre from 15 June, bef…

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DreamBIG Children’s Festival 2019 a huge success for young audiences by Arts Review

Gruffalos, robots, puppies, bears, giraffes, silent discos and more entertained thousands of South Australian children as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival …

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Music Preview: Cellist Helen Gillet — Blending Chaos and Creativity by Clea Simon

Helen Gillet's music welcomes loops of all sorts and plays with the happy accidents that create new melodies and rhythms that reach beyond borders. The post Music Preview: Cellist Helen Gill…

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By Tania Fisher Sitting down with Roger Hendricks Simon is always an interesting experience.  Director Oliver Stone put it most succinctly when he referred to Roger as “that wonderful act…

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Tony Winner André De Shields, Jordan E. Cooper, and More Join Summer Pride Plays by Olivia Clement

The festival unveils casting for its closing-night reading: Terrence McNally's Some Men.

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Magic as Medium by Vanessa Cate

Magic as Medium Reviewed by Katie Buenneke Underground Annex Through June 28 RECOMMENDED Almost every time he does a trick, magician Siegfried Tieber seems as delighted and surprised as…

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Rider McDowell’s Musical Play Fringe Deaths Begins Performances June 28 by Dan Meyer

The show will officially open July 26 at St. Luke’s Theatre.

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Watch This Exclusive Clip From the New Musical Film Starring Ann Harada, Justin Matthew Sargent, and More by Ruthie Fierberg

From the writer of Daddy Long Legs comes the new musical No One Called Ahead.

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Paris Is Burning Documentary Begins Two-Week NYC Screening at Film Forum by Adam Hetrick

Jennie Livingston’s landmark documentary about Harlem’s drag ball scene in the 1980s has been newly restored by Janus Films.

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