Friday, October 18, 2019

Author Interview: Boston’s Poet Laureate — Porsha Olayiwola by Robert Israel

"I wrote those poems because I think people need to read the truth and to hear the truth about romantic sensibilities between gay people." The post Author Interview: Boston’s Poet Laureate…

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Film Review: “Parasite” — Notes from the Underclass Underground by Neil Giordano

Parasite's powerful vision of the existentially downtrodden offers equal nods to Karl Marx and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The post Film Review: “Parasite” — Notes from the Underclass Undergro…

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Betrayal by Liz Wollman

On the surface, Betrayal is about entitled Londoners who meet for fancy lunches, during which they chat about art and literature and the best way to get to Torcello from Venice during summe…

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Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, More to Perform at Manhattan Theatre Club Benefit by Ryan McPhee

The Little Mermaid and Phantom of the Opera duo will reunite at the November 11 event.

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Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, and More Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic by Olivia Clement

Broadway alums Saycon Sengbloh, Tituss Burgess, and Hailey Kilgore are also among the newly announced cast of the Liesl Tommy-helmed project.

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Disney+ Debut by Dan Meyer

The show follows fictional East High students putting on a production of High School Musical.

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Meet the Playwright Debuting 2 Plays in 1 Season—and Going to Med School at the Same Time by Ruthie Fierberg

Sylvia Khoury is a soon-to-be doctor and the playwright of LCT3’s new play Power Strip and the upcoming Selling Kabul at Playwrights Horizons.

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Celebrate the Cast of Frozen With Stars Caissie Levy and Patti Murin by Dan Meyer

The duo and their cast mates will take the Feinstein's/54 Below stage December 1 for an evening of songs and stories.

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ABT Revisits Clark Tippet’s Contemporary Classic Some Assembly Required by Karyn D. Collins

The pas de deux by the late dancer-choreographer begins its fall season run October 18.

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“Little Shop of Horrors” at the Westside Theatre/Upstairs by [email protected] (simon Saltzman)

Tammy Blanchard and Jonathan Graff  Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser Everyone’s favorite mutating carnivorous plant is in bloom again. This time back Off Broadway where it belongs and where it…

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Krystal Joy Brown to Join Broadway’s Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

The stage veteran returns to the Great White Way to play Eliza.

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"Forbidden Broadway" returns after five year hiatus by Simon Saltzman

Review of "Forbidden Broadway" at the Triad

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Wicked’s Emily Koch Will Play Feinstein’s/54 Below by Andrew Gans

She’ll be joined by Jake Boyd, Liana Hunt, and more.

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Final Casting Announced for NAMT’s 2019 Festival of New Musicals by Adam Hetrick

Julia Murney, Jenn Colella, and more will appear in the weekend-long event at New World Stages.

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Dublin Carol by Darryl Reilly

Bearded, bald and utilizing a pronounced Irish accent, the physically imposing Jeffrey Bean is towering as John. The beaming Mr. Bean’s delightful bonhomie gives way to harrowing anguish a…

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Looking for Regional Jobs? Once on This Island, Diana, The Music Man, and More Are Casting by Playbill Staff

Find your next Equity job with this selection of upcoming calls for Broadway and shows around the country.

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The Decline and Fall of the Entire World As Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As part of its Fall 2019 Musicals in Mufti Cole Porter Series, The York Theatre Company has smartly revived this 1965 Ben Bagley - Cole Porter revue not seen in New York in 54 years. Pamela …

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Stephanie J. Block, Brian D’Arcy James, More Set for Return of The Courtroom by Dan Meyer

A re-enactment of deportation proceedings in the U.S. will highlight an immigrant’s story after she accidentally got registered to vote.

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The Friday 5: 5 Musicals Based on Children's/Young Adult Novels by JK

With this week's opening of The Lightning Thief, we though we'd take a Friday 5 look five of our favorite (and not so favorite) shows based on other young adult/children's novels. How many …

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Watch Signature Theatre’s A Chorus Line Cast Rehearse Denis Jones’ New Choreography by Andrew Gans

Matthew Gardiner directs the production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical.

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In Celebration of Ntozake Shange, Revisit For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Marc J. Franklin

The acclaimed writer, known for her Obie Award-winning choreopoem, was born October 18, 1948.

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Watch Beth Leavel Perform ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ at Best In Shows Benefit by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Award-winning Drowsy Chaperone star shared the stage with an adoptable bulldog at the recent Humane Society concert fundraiser.

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Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of Once On This Island by Marc J. Franklin

The Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical, starring LaChanze, opened at the Booth Theatre October 18, 1990.

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Check Out Ciarán Hinds, Judith Roddy, Fra Fee, and More in National Theatre's Translations by Nathan Skethway

The Ian Rickson–helmed production returned to the London venue October 15.

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Corey Cott to Perform Benefit Concert for Concordia Conservatory by Adam Hetrick

The Newsies and Bandstand leading man will play the Sommer Center for Worship & the Performing Arts, in Bronxville, New York.

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Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood, Ciarán Hinds, and More Join West End Uncle Vanya by Olivia Clement

See who's joining the previously announced Toby Jones and Richard Armitage in the Conor McPherson adaptation of Chekhov’s play.

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Tony Winner Idina Menzel Releases Christmas: A Season of Love October 18 by Andrew Gans

The Wicked star will offer several holiday concerts following the release of her latest solo recording.

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Jason Danieley Opens Up About His Last New York Performance With Marin Mazzie and the New Enduring Album by Ruthie Fierberg

As the live album Broadway & Beyond drops October 18, Danieley talks 22 years of love and performing together in this exclusive interview.

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What Did Critics Think of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation? by Dan Meyer

The parody cabaret returns with a new set of musical targets, including Hadestown, Judy, and Fosse/Verdon.

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How Broadway's The Sound Inside Got Made and Why Audiences Should See It by Dan Meyer

Insider secrets from opening night at Studio 54 with Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hochman, Adam Rapp, and David Cromer.

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See Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hochman, Adam Rapp, and More Hit the Red Carpet as The Sound Inside Opens on Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The new production, directed by Tony winner David Cromer, opened October 17 at Studio 54.

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