Thursday, August 22, 2019

Opera Australia and John Frost to present two classic musicals in 2020 by Arts Review

Following their wildly successful collaboration with Evita, My Fair Lady, The King and I, South Pacific and Anything Goes, Opera Australia and John Frost will be presenting two glorious musi…

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Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, More Celebrate Oklahoma! Cast Recording Release August 22 by Andrew Gans

The Barnes & Noble event features performances and a CD signing.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Classical CD Reviews: Herbert Blomstedt conducts Mahler, Christopher Jacobson plays Saint-Saëns & Poulenc, and Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovs by Jonathan Blumhofer

Herbert Blomstedt conducts a powerful view of Mahler’s valedictory essay, organist Christopher Jacobson's provides a so-so “Organ” Symphony, and Kirill Petrenko's initial recording as …

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The Exes ** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter August 21, 2019: Remember the great old drawing-room comedies that danced around divorce and extramarital dalliance, like Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story? T…

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Hal Prince As I Knew Him by Richard Seff

Top drawer producer-director Hal Prince died on July 31st in the unlikely city of Reykjavic, Iceland. In his case, come to think of it, nothing was unlikely, as he had spent his working life…

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Is Your MC Hooked Up To Your GA? by Ceci Dadisman

Did you know that you can track traffic on your website from MailChimp emails right in Google Analytics?  It’s true! Why would you want to track traffic on your website that comes from em…

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See Tom Kitt, Jenn Colella, and More Celebrate the Broadway Screening of Brittany Runs a Marathon by Marc J. Franklin

The film, written and directed by playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo, opens August 23.

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Cape Playhouse Announces Lineup for 2020 Summer Season, Including An American in Paris and Grease by Andrew Gans

Three musicals and three plays will be part of the 94th summer season at the Massachusetts venue, plus the return of Million Dollar Quartet.

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See Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Carrie Hope Fletcher, and More in Les Misérables: The Staged Concert by Nathan Skethway

The new London concert staging, which began performances August 10, also features Matt Lucas, Katy Secombe, Rob Houchen, and Bradley Jaden.

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Walking On Your Feet Across America by Angela Tricarico

by Linedy Genao "Who'd have known way back when, we'd ever have this chance to do it all over again." – “De Nuevo,” from the new musical Passing Through. …

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Yes, You Can Be a Patreon by Steven Morris

If you value what we do, you can become a Patreon subscriber of Stage Raw. A monthly donation. Whatever you can afford. And we’ll give you stuff in return. You’ll become part of our fami…

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Fall Openings: Are They Really That Bad? by JK

The Lightning Thief opens this fall Just over a year ago, when we had a spate of summer openings, I ran the numbers for long-running Broadway shows (HERE), and despite all three musicals tha…

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Theatre League’s Remy Awards To Be Bestowed At Monday Gala by Bill Hirschman

South Florida Theatre League will bestow Remy Awards Monday in Fort Lauderdale, honoring “unsung heroes who provide outstanding service behind the scenes of the South Florida Theatre Leagu…

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Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro Will Debut New Show, Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret, in Fire Island by Andrew Gans

The duo will subsequently play The Crown & Anchor’s Paramount Theater in Provincetown.

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What I Learned From Sleeping on the Street With Stephanie J. Block, Adrienne Warren, and the Broadway Community by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill Senior Features Editor Ruthie Fierberg shares her experience from the seventh annual Covenant House Broadway Sleep Out.

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Tracy Letts at Work on Remake of British Hit TV Series Mum by Olivia Clement

Producer Scott Rudin is developing the American adaptation.

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See Broadway’s The Great Society Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Robert Schenkkan’s sequel to All The Way is scheduled begin performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater September 6.

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Memorable “Memoirs of a Forgotten Man” in New Jersey by Philip

You needn’t be familiar with 20th Century Russian – Soviet Union, that is – history in order to appreciate D. W. Gregory’s “Memoirs of a Forgotten Man.”  While a sense of that h…

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Tony Nominee Laura Bell Bundy Lands Role in NBC’s Perfect Harmony by Dan Meyer

The Broadway veteran will play opposite Pitch Perfect's Anna Camp as a high school mean girl in the musical comedy.

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Bedlam’s The Crucible Finds Its Cast by Olivia Clement

Eric Tucker will direct the Arthur Miller drama Off-Broadway this fall.

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Go Inside Rehearsal for the U.K. Premiere of Dave Malloy’s Preludes by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, which chronicles the struggles of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, is set to begin performances in London September 6.

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See Reeve Carney, Amy Spanger and More Perform Oswald in Concert by Nathan Skethway

The concert presentation of the new musical, which focuses on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, was performed August 19 at The Green Room 42.

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Craftsmanship teaches the actor how to walk on the stage and play.  But true art must teach him how to awaken consciously his subconscious creative self for its superconscious organic creat…

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Tony Winner Andy Blankenbuehler to Join Words on Dance Series by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton, In The Heights, and Bandstand choreographer and more will participate in the conversation series this fall.

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(Andrew Eglinton’s and Mika Eglinton’s article appeared in the Japan Times, 8/13.) Since the late 1970s, people from all over the world have traveled to the village of Toga in rural Toya…

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Industry Roundup: Drama League Names Co-CEO, Plus New Hires at Manhattan Theatre Club and More by Emily Selleck

See who has recently joined the team at major U.S. and international theatre institutions.

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Looking Back at 70, Girls, 70 in Honor of National Senior Citizens Day by Mark Peikert

Proving that you’re never too old to say “Yes” to life, the Kander and Ebb musical featured the denizens of a retirement home gleefully turning to larceny.

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2019 Henry Hewes Design Award Honorees Announced by Olivia Clement

The annual awards recognize artistry on the Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway stages.

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Gideon Glick to Step in for Jonathan Groff in Off-Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors for 2-Week Stint by Ryan McPhee

The To Kill a Mockingbird Tony nominee will play Seymour for a limited engagement, joining Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle.

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