Sunday, November 29, 2020

Ute Lemper: Rendezvous with Marlene ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 29, 2020: In 1988, when Ute Lemper received the Molière Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in Paris, she was certainly very happy. But…

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On This Day in New York Theater: November 29th in the 1920’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter(No. 18 in the series) November 29, 2020: For the time being, this column will be settling into the groove of covering only one decade at a time in its description o…

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A Pandemic Driven Update To Business Holiday Cards by Drew McManus

In 2018, I published an article that provided an option for creating a creative business card. Based on your feedback, it entirely helpful for many readers so I wanted to share an update tha…

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Catch Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, and Maggie Smith in November 29 Virtual Fundraiser For One Knight Only by Andrew Gans

Kenneth Branagh hosts the evening benefiting the theatrical charity Acting for Others.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020


(Mathew Lyons’s article appeared in the Spectator,  11/24; Photo: Guys and Dolls, the musical loosely based on the Broadway stories of Damon Runyon, premiered on…

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"Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon" - An Enlightening Journey Into Darkness by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander In the closing narration of the classic Twilight Zone television episode "Where is Everybody?" series creator Rod Serling talks about isolation, the barrier of lo…

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MNM’s Online Filmed ‘Closer Than Ever’ Touches The Heart by Bill Hirschman

MNM Theatre Company’s filmed cyber-distributed pandemic production of Closer Than Ever needs no excuses, no politely lowered expectations. Just as it would if produced live in an intimate…

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Jefferson Mays Spellbinding as a One-Man Cast of Fifty by Steven Suskin

★★★★★ Theatrical magic works its wonders in this marvelous telling of the time-tested tale of the triumph of humanity over humbug The post Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Jef…

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Virtual 2-Part Hamilton Tour Returns in December With Playbill Social Selects and Broadway Up Close by Dan Meyer

Retrace the steps of Alexander Hamilton—and the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical's creation—with Tim Dolan.

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Adrienne Warren, Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis, More Join Jim Brickman November 28 for Holiday Concert Benefiting The Actors Fund by Andrew Gans

The Broadway favorites are also featured on Brickman's new recording, Brickman for Broadway Christmas.

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Friday, November 27, 2020


(Maya Phillips’s article appeared in The New York Times, 11/25; Photo:  The ultimate hellish family gathering: Dinner with the Westons in Tracy Letts’s “August: Osage County.”Credit…

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2021 Junior Theater Festival Will Take Place Online as a Virtual Global Event by Logan Culwell-Block

This online event celebrating youth musical theatre will be open to individuals (in addition to youth theatre groups) for the first time.

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Carbonells Postpone Judging Until October; Creates Open Input On Reforms & Diversity by Bill Hirschman

The Carbonell Awards is taking an intermission on judging shows until fall 2021, using the time to reinvent itself, actively soliciting suggestions from the community and committing to incr…

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Your Guide to Streaming The Nutcracker in 2020 by Felicia Fitzpatrick

A list of which ballet companies are offering digital streams of The Nutcracker during an unprecedented holiday season.

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2020 Tony Nominees Reflect on the Moments They Can't Wait to Share With Broadway Audiences Again by Andrew Gans

Artists from Moulin Rouge!, Jagged Little Pill, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and more look forward to the reopening of Broadway theatres.

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QUIZ: Attention Shoppers! Songs from the Sales Staff by Talaura Harms

How many lyrics sung by salesclerks do you recognize?

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On the Couch with Lucy Maunder

Who is Lucy Maunder? Mum, Actor, singer, sometimes dancer, cheese lover, mushroom hater. What would you do differently to what you do now? I am a huge foodie. I would definitely move into a …

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Forest of Voices by Olga Cironis opens at PICA

The much-anticipated solo exhibition by leading West Australian artist Olga Cironis, Forest of Voices is presented in the form of an immersive sound installation in PICA’s First Floor Gall…

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Celebrate International Day of People with Disability with Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre

Created in association with NORPA, Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre’s latest stage work, O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible, enjoyed a sell-out premiere in Lismore in October. To celebr…

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Australian Theatre Festival NYC announces online season for 2020

Artistic Directors Mark Barford, Connor Delves and Jillian Geurts have announced the upcoming 2020 season of the Australian Theatre Festival NYC, which takes place online 4 & 5 December.…

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Watch National Theatre's Death of England: Delroy November 27 by Dan Meyer

The solo play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams stars Michael Balogun.

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Dance Dreams Documentary, Focused on Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Hits Netflix November 27 by Logan Culwell-Block

Produced by Shonda Rhimes, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker follows the Fame star and her dance school as they prepare a holiday performance.

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Lea Salonga's Performance With Sydney Symphony Airs on PBS November 27 by Andrew Gans

Broadway Records also releases physical and digital copies, in tandem with the concert's TV broadcast.

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Take a Sneak Peek at NBC’s One Night Only: The Best of Broadway, Featuring Casts of Jagged Little Pill, Ain't Too Proud, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The two-hour TV special, hosted by Tina Fey, will air on December 10 as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Miami New Drama's Socially Distanced Seven Deadly Sins Begins Performances November 27 by Logan Culwell-Block

The site-specific event features works by Dael Orlandersmith, Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz, and more.

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November 27 Stars in the House, Featuring Broadway Celebs and Their Pets, Benefits Humane Society of New York by Andrew Gans

Guests include Sierra Boggess, Lilli Cooper, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Jose Llana, Jessie Mueller, Will Swenson, and more.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Check Out Photos of Hamilton, Jagged Little Pill, and More at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Marc J. Franklin

The casts of several Broadway shows reunited to commemorate the holiday during the 94th annual celebration November 26.

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CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (101) by Robert Shuman

[Our] conscious laws [of acting] exist for the purpose of awaking another and higher superconscious region of creativeness. This latter is outside of our comprehension, and we are helpless i…

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Thanksgiving Even in These Pandemic Times by Broadwayandme

Let’s be honest: it’s been a tough year.  For the world. For the nation. For the theater community. And yet, there are still things for us theater lovers to be grateful for, be it the p…

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Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Val Lewton’s ‘Cat People’ (1942) & ‘The Curse of the Cat People’ (1944) by Michael Feingold

Producer Val Lewton's two "Cat People" movies, from World War II, are like nothing you've ever seen. The post Feingold on Old Movies for Theater Lovers: Val Lewton’s ‘Cat People’ (1942…

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