Monday, October 22, 2018

Theater Review: Livestock and Stock Types in The Ferryman by Sara Holdren

We may as well start with the goose. By the time one of the more than 20 actors in Jez Butterworth’s boisterous behemoth of a new play, The Ferryman, enters with a fat live goose under his…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Producer Of Diana Vishneva's 'Sleeping Beauty Dreams' Tour Questioned In Trump-Russia Investigation by Artsjournal1

"[The retired ABT star's] Sleeping Beauty Dreams, an avant-garde dance production about the internal world of the cursed princess during the one hundred years she was asleep, [is] premiering…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jaron Lanier: We've Created Tech That Has Disrupted Our Own Best Intentions by Artsjournal

"We’ve created a scammy society where we concentrate wealth in ways that are petty and not helpful, and we’ve given them a world of far fewer options than we had. There’s nothing I wan…

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Art Fairs Are Like America - Broken, Says Jerry Saltz by Artsjournal1

"As a system, art fairs are like America: They're broken and no one knows how to fix them. Like America, they also benefit those at very top more than anyone else, and this gap is only growi…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Read Excerpts From Zora Neale Hurston's Interviews With The Last Slave To Survive The Middle Passage by Artsjournal1

Hurston trained as a cultural anthropologist, and Barracoon, which languished in her archives for decades and is only now being published, is the result of months of interviews with Cudjo Le…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

'Scandal' Was Even More Groundbreaking A TV Series Than You Think by Artsjournal1

Matt Zoller Seitz: "Shonda Rhimes's Scandal, which ends its seven-season run Thursday night, is a rare revolutionary TV drama that never became full of itself. It dealt in controversy on the…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Why Riverdale Chose to Stage Carrie for Its Musical Episode by Jackson McHenry

Most high schools tend to stick to the established hits when they’re staging a musical: The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, or maybe Spring Awakening if they’re really daring (or if Ted …

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Tina Fey Can Have It All, Will Host the Saturday Night Live Finale by Jordan Crucchiola

Some personal news. Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) April 18, 2018 ... More »

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Sara Bareilles Gets Promoted from Waitress, Will Be Hostess of the Tony Awards with Josh Groban by Tara Abell

Fresh from singing her love psalms in Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Sara Bareilles will be hosting this year’s Tony Awards alongside your favorite baritone, Josh Groban. Bareilles herself w…

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Kendrick Lamar Did The Pulitzer A Favor By Winning by Artsjournal

The music Pulitzer was an obscure bauble coveted only by the people who cared about it, of which there were not many. Forget the big reporting and magazine awards; even the poetry Pulitzer m…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Internet Has Grown Toxic, Say The Guys Who Built It by Artsjournal

"To understand what went wrong — how the Silicon Valley dream of building a networked utopia turned into a globalized strip-mall casino overrun by pop-up ads and cyberbullies and Vladimir …

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How Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird Will Surprise You by Kyle Buchanan

A splashy two-page ad in the Times just announced a December 2018 premiere for what’s sure to be Broadway’s most talked-about show, a new adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Ki…

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Mockingbird Broadway Producer Offers to Stage Play in Courtroom Following New Countersuit by Halle Kiefer

When it comes to the ongoing legal battle between late author Harper Lee’s estate and Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Broadway adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, no one is leaving any drama on…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Jerry Saltz, New York and Vulture Art Critic, Wins Pulitzer Prize by The Editors

We at New York Magazine (and thus Vulture) have known for a long time that Jerry Saltz, our art critic since 2006, is a unique and brilliant writer. He’s the art world’s great explainer,…

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Theater Review: Of Tusks and Treachery, in Mlima’s Tale by Sara Holdren

If you climb the stairs to the Public’s Martinson Theater instead of taking the elevator, you’ll learn a few upsetting facts along the way. Posted on the stairwell’s walls in big red d…

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Jon Bon Jovi Finally Got to Trade in His ‘F-ck You’ Speech for His Thank You Speech at the Rock Hall Induction by Devon Ivie

For Jon Bon Jovi, getting inducted alongside his Bon Jovi bandmates at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was something that came many, many years too late: His feud with the instituti…

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Theater Review: Anthony Sher as a Slow-Burning, Intense King Lear by Sara Holdren

In a notable instance of one behemoth assessing another, the director Peter Brook once called King Lear “a mountain whose summit has never been reached, the way up strewn with the shattere…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

The Changing Calculus Of How Hollywood Decides On Making Sequels by Artsjournal

Once upon a time — specifically, from the dawn of the “talkie” in the 1920s until just a few years ago — Hollywood’s calculus regarding how sequels got made was simple. A movie cam…

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Bel Powley Wants to Make Men Uncomfortable by Jordan Crucchiola

Bel Powley is great at coming of age. She broke out as an adolescent on the doorstep of her sexual awakening in Diary of a Teenage Girl, played a young royal embracing the freedom of anonymi…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Theater Review: Can Carousel Be Brought Around? by Sara Holdren

In 1999 Time magazine proclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel the best musical of the 20th century. Critics, notably the heavy-hitters at the Times, have raved about the sweeping ada…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Theater Review: Listening to Children of a Lesser God, 30 Years Later by Boris Kachka

There are two intense scenes in Children of a Lesser God’s first Broadway revival, opening tonight at Studio 54 almost 30 years after its Tony-sweeping debut, that are already reason enoug…

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Elaine May Is Coming Back to Broadway for the Sweet Chance to Do a Play With Lucas Hedges by Jackson McHenry

Presumably, after being stunned by that high-school performance of Merrily in Lady Bird, the legendary Elaine May has decided to come back to Broadway to do a play with Lucas Hedges. Well, t…

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Patti LuPone Just Wants to Say Uma Thurman Was No Good in The Parisian Woman by Jackson McHenry

Patti LuPone, never one to hold back about anything (and especially her thoughts on movie stars), has arrived at a new opinion. Speaking at an event for Marianne Elliott’s upcoming gender-…

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A Guide to Broadway’s Jessie Mueller by Jackson McHenry

Performers of the kind whose names run above the title on Broadway musicals often have a signature — an idiosyncrasy, some way of essentially playing themselves. Jessie Mueller’s perform…

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, After #MeToo by Laurie Winer

Billy Bigelow says he does not beat his wife. “I wouldn’t beat a little thing like that — I hit her,” he explains to the Starkeeper, head man in heaven’s waiting room. But I’ve g…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Theater Review: On the Road With Miss You Like Hell by Sara Holdren

I really wanted to like Miss You Like Hell. Maybe that’s a risky thing to admit, since it acknowledges that we—critics, humans—don’t show up to plays in pristine states of impartiali…

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8 Things Today’s Movie Musicals Can Learn From Grease by Rachel Shukert

Have you ever met anyone who hasn’t seen Grease, the movie? I’ve been aware of the movie for more than three of the four decades since it was first released in theaters (and only because…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Theater Review: The Familiar Spin of This Flat Earth by Sara Holdren

It’s a lonely experience to sit in a theater feeling out of sync with the responses around you. Contrary to the popular mythology about critics, it’s not fun to dislike things. It can le…

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Amazon Cancels Award-Winning Classical Music Series 'Mozart In The Jungle' After Four Seasons by Artsjournal2

Will Hailey pursue her conducting career? What will happen to Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters, er, Thomas and Gloria? WHEN WILL JOSH BELL CAMEO NEXT? Unless another company steps in a…

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Hamilton Takes Home Seven Olivier Awards, Because Britain Just Loves It Too by Halle Kiefer

It’s been long enough for even that ol’ United Kingdom to agree: there’s a little something for everyone in the Revolutionary War. At least, that seems to be the take away from Sunday …

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Oh My God an Empire Records Musical Is Coming to Broadway by Kelly Conaboy

Nothing left to sing about this time — it’s over now. The word is out. It hit the polls, claimed a place among the rest of today’s new things and last night’s shows, the have you hea…

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