Saturday, July 10, 2021

Broadway Reopenings: HAMILTON; THE LION KING; WICKED by Gregory Bernard

BROADWAY IS BACK! Broadway’s Three Biggest Hits, Hamilton, The Lion King and Wicked, return to Broadway  Performances resume Tuesday, September 14 2021 Three of Broadway’s most belove…

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Theater: MAMMA MIA! (Music Theater Works in Skokie) by Lawrence Bommer

GREAT MUSIC. GREAT THEATER. THE WORKS. Music Theater Works will present Mamma Mia! at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie, their new residence, from August 19, 2021 to A…

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Music/Event: 2021 GALA (Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles) by Connor McCormick

CARSON KRESSLEY TO HOST GMCLA’S 2021 GALA Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the country’s longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, will hold its annual gala …

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Virtual Opera: EVEREST – A GRAPHIC NOVEL OPERA (The Dallas Opera and San Francisco’s Opera Parallèle) by Connor McCormick

THE DALLAS OPERA RELEASES OPERA PARALLÈLE’S EVEREST – A GRAPHIC NOVEL OPERA, A NEW ORIGINAL FILM The Dallas Opera (TDO) is bringing a new film to its streaming platform, thedallasoper…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 11:38AM

Theater: RICHARD III ( Shakespeare by the Sea in San Pedro, L.A.) by Eve Meadows

RICHARD III AT SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more! Shakespeare by the Sea’s stunning 24th season continues with Shakespeare’s bold and patriotic Ri…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 11:38AM

Virtual Theater: STEW RICE (Kumu Kahua Theatre in Honolulu) by Nia Liat

Kumu Kahua Theatre will finish it’s 50th season by presenting a live digital reading of one it’s most popular plays, the late Edward Sakamoto’s Stew Rice, with performances by the ori…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 11:38AM

Extras: TAP DANCE FOREVER STAMPS (U.S. Postal Service) by Nia Liat

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Dancing Back to Broadway Tap Dance Forever Stamps To Be Unveiled in Times Square On Saturday, July 10, 2021, at noon EDT, New York City’s Times Square will co…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 11:38AM

Chicago Theatre: ATHENAEUM THEATRE (Summer Season) by Paulanne Simmons

THE ATHENAEUM THEATRE IS BACK THIS SUMMER WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT ON ITS HISTORIC STAGES Athenaeum Theatre, Chicago’s oldest continuously operating Off-Loop theatre is back, w…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 11:38AM

Theater: STAND UP IF YOU’RE HERE TONIGHT (Vs. Theatre Company & Circle X Theatre Co. in Los Angeles) by Eve Meadows

“You’ve tried everything. Yoga. Acupuncture. Therapy. You floated in salt water in the pitch- black dark. You juiced, you cleansed, you journaled, you cut, you volunteered. You got a mat…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 11:38AM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Art Auction: AL HIRSCHFELD PRINTS SIGNED BY BROADWAY STARS (Benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation) by Lamont Williams

Limited Edition Al Hirschfeld Prints Signed by Legendary Broadway Stars, NOW UP FOR BIDS Twenty limited-edition prints of acclaimed caricature artist Al Hirschfeld – signed by the iconic s…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 06:51PM

Off-Broadway Opening: PERSUASION (BEDLAM at the Connelly) by Dmitry Zvonkov

PERFORMANCES BEGIN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 LIMITED 7-WEEK ENGAGEMENT The amazing theater company BEDLAM is coming back to New York with PERSUASION, a new play by Sarah Rose Kearns a…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 06:51PM

Extras: 10 TIPS FOR BEGINNING YOUR ACTING CAREER by Aveline Macquoid

10 Tips For Beginning Your Acting Career Embarking on an acting career can be terrifying, but it can also be exhilarating. It’s notoriously one of the most competitive and difficult career…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 07:24AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

New York Theater Casting Notice: TREVOR, A NEW MUSICAL (National Virtual Casting Call for 12 to 16-year-olds of all ethnicities) by Tony Frankel

National Virtual Casting Call Announced For TREVOR, A NEW MUSICAL Submit Your Audition by July 26! Teenagers, here’s a great opportunity to be in a musical in New York! Trevor: The Musical…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 04:22PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Broadway & Regional Theater: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (Lyric Theatre in New York; Curran in San Francisco; Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto) by Tony Frankel

IT’S SAFE TO SAY THERE’S MAGIC IN STORE You know, I was never bored watching the epic two-part Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; it truly was a magical experience, and the production te…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 09:29AM
Monday, June 28, 2021

Theater: COOKING WITH BUBBIE (A New Musical at the Skokie Theatre, Chicagoland Area) by John Todd

An original musical, Cooking with Bubbie begins its national tour in Skokie, Illinois, and will travel the country before setting in for a New York run. At a “taping” of her fictional T…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 09:42PM

TV: ANNIE LIVE! (Nationwide Search for Title Role) by Eve Meadows

NBC’S ANNIE LIVE! DEC. 2 LIVE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA CONTINUES NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR TITLE ROLE While the search continues for the role of Annie, her Daddy Warbucks has been found and it’s…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 09:42PM

Opera: SAN DIEGO OPERA’S 2021-22 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT by Connor McCormick

San Diego Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season For subscription and tickets, visit SD Opera. San Diego Opera’s season’s Fall Concert Series begins on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30 with …

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 09:42PM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Virtual Dance: GREENER GRASS (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) by Eve Meadows

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER Beginning tomorrow, June 24, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s (HSDC) Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming will conclude with the world premiere of Greener Grass, a …

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 05:53PM

Virtual Theater: FOUR NEW PLAYS (The Cape Cod Theatre Project) by Gregory Bernard

  Love seeing new plays?  Want to be a part of the development process? If so, The Cape Cod Theatre Project has just the ticket for you this summer – plus it’s virtual, so you can watc…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 04:32PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Broadway: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN (Golden Theatre) by Gregory Bernard

Tickets go on sale today to the general public for Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway by visiting Telecharge or by calling 800 447 7400. The limited engagement will begin previews Friday…

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Extras: WHY STUDENTS SHOULD VISIT THEATRES by Aveline Macquoid

Why Students Should Visit Theatres Performance arts are an important part of the culture. This medium, however, has lost a little of its glimmer ever since moving pictures and films started …

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Opera: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE / AS ONE (Opera Maine) by Connor McCormick

Opera Maine presents a New Production of The Elixir of Love on July 28 & 30 Opera Maine will celebrate a return to live opera with two performances Wednesday, July 28 and Friday, July 30…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 09:49PM

Extras: How Visiting Theater Could Help to Learn Language by Aveline Macquoid

How Visiting Theater Could Help to Learn Language Visiting your local theater can be just as engaging and rewarding of an experience as watching the latest cinema blockbuster. This is even t…

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Opera Season Announced: CHICAGO OPERA THEATER (2021-22) by Barnaby Hughes

Fresh on the heels of a high-stakes digital season, Chicago Opera Theater returns with in-person performances for its 2021-22 Season. The company’s commitment to showcasing new voices, fre…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 09:49PM
Sunday, June 20, 2021

Book Review: FROM CAMELOT TO SPAMALOT: Musical Retellings of Arthurian Legend on Stage and Screen (Megan Woller) by Vaughan Edwards

ART FOR ARTHUR’S SAKE It all started in 1485. In Le Morte d’Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory gathered the tales of King Arthur and his knights into a single work for the first time. As luck wou…

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Theater Review: THE OCTOROON (The Fountain Theater in L.A.) by Tony Frankel

THE PLAY’S THE THING It’s no wonder that Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ brilliant adaption of Dion Boucicault’s 1895 suspenseful melodrama The Octoroon is eight times better and more exciti…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 11:07PM

Virtual Theater Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH (starring Tovah Feldshuh from North Coast Rep in San Diego) by Tony Frankel

TO TELL THE RUTH Talk about becoming a hit. Playwright Mark St. Germain (Camping with Henry and Tom, Freud’s Last Session) has done it again. He loves to take us into the lives of renowned…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 07:35PM
Friday, June 18, 2021

Virtual Theater: DEAR ELIZABETH (Kevin Kline & Meryl Streep) by Nia Liat

Premiering virtually today Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 8pm ET, and playing for an extremely limited time, is Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth starring Kevin Kline & Meryl Streep. Presented b…

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Extras: 12 OF THE MOST HILARIOUS TITLE TRANSLATIONS by Aveline Macquoid

12 OF THE MOST HILARIOUS TITLE TRANSLATIONS “Lost in translation” is a common expression. It means that the intent of an original phrase, sentence, piece of writing, etc. was not transla…

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Broadway Reopening: DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA (September 17 at the St. James Theatre) by Tony Frankel

RETURNING TO UTOPIA Talking Heads superstar David Byrne has acquired a home for his acclaimed rock spectacle American Utopia — Broadway’s St. James Theatre, beginning Friday, September 1…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 06:54AM

Virtual Theater: Cris Franco’s 57 CHEVY (San Diego REP) by Tony Frankel

HOW BROWN WAS MY VALLEY? Following the successful streamed productions of A Weekend with Pablo Picasso and JQA, San Diego REP is offering a filmed version of Cris Franco’s play 57 Chevy, d…

SOURCE: Stage and Cinema at 06:54AM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre