Friday, February 24, 2017

Howard Sherman: Andrew Lloyd Webber is riding high on Broadway all over again by Howard Sherman

Broadway is celebrating an Andrew Lloyd Webber festival. It’s not as though he ever said goodbye. But it’s hard not to look

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Tracy Brabin: Passion must always come before privilege if theatre is to survive by Tracy Brabin

At the recent BAFTA awards, actors and film-makers from Britain and across the world were celebrated for their outstanding work. But behind

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Mark Shenton’s top 10 jukebox musicals by Mark Shenton

Jukebox musicals – shows created out of the existing back catalogue of pop groups and performers – have been with us for

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sunday in the Park With George starring Jake Gyllenhaal – review at Hudson Theatre, New York by Nicole Serratore

Jake Gyllenhaal has proven in plays, on and off Broadway (Constellations, If There is I Haven’t Found It Yet), that he is an

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream review at the Young Vic Theatre, London – ‘a mirthless mud bath’ by Fergus Morgan

It may be the nation’s favourite Shakespeare, but when you stop and think about it, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is pretty damn problematic: a

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Assembly returns to live work at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms by Thom Dibdin

Edinburgh fringe producer Assembly will stage live performance at the city’s Assembly Rooms for the first time since 2010. It follows a

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Recycling campaign Save the Planet, Darling launches in West End by Tim Bano

Theatre workers have come together to launch a campaign that hopes to combat the “inexcusable” lack of recycling in the West End.

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Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s The Girls – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Gary Barlow is taking over the world, one step at a time. He’s already dominated the small screen as a judge on BBC

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Trans Creative launches as ‘first transgender-led theatre company’ by Giverny Masso

A transgender artist and campaigner has launched what claims to be the first trans-led theatre company in England. Trans Creative, led by

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Mother Africa review at Peacock Theatre, London – ‘joyful and dazzling’ by Anna Winter

What better way to assuage the dreary and drizzling onslaught of Storm Doris (and life in general) than with Mother Africa. Watching

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Orpheus and Eurydice review at Suspension Bridge Vaults, Bristol – ‘atmospheric and energetic’ by Rosemary Waugh

Insane Root Theatre’s production of Orpheus and Eurydice is more demanding of its audience than most. To watch the show, ticket holders

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Donna McKechnie: ‘Dancers are so critical’ by Mark Shenton

When I first interviewed Donna McKechnie nearly 30 years ago, she was starring in a London revival of Cole Porter’s 1950s Broadway

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Spanish drama finds a London home at Cervantes Theatre by Nick Awde

When Jorge de Juan and Paula Paz first met on a production in Madrid – she had started as his new assistant

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Klatwa review at Teatr Powszeceny, Warsaw – ‘visceral, provocative, necessary’ by Andrew Haydon

On paper, Klatwa (The Curse) is a 1899 play by Polish dramatist and renaissance man, Stanislaw Wyspianski. It has long been out

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Blanca Li Dance Company: Robot review at Barbican, London – ‘charm and whimsy’ by Neil Norman

This might have been subtitled Automata for the People. Made in 2011 and a big hit on the Continent, Blanca Li’s show

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International news round-up: February 23 by The Stage

Russian arts in the US US/WASHINGTON DC Two leading Russian companies are in Washington DC. The Mariinsky opera company is making its annual visit

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Childcare survey for theatre workers to quiz London parents by Georgia Snow

Campaign group Parents in Performing Arts is launching a survey to explore childcare options in central London. It follows calls from actors

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Arts must ’embrace uncertainty’ to thrive – ITC conference 2017 by Giverny Masso

Industry leaders have said the arts should “embrace uncertainty” in the wake of budget cuts, Brexit, and a changing political climate. Kenneth

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Jess Gow: Producers of Posh offering a pittance to stage management is an irony too far by Jess Gow

A couple of days ago I read about the all-female production of Posh. I concluded it was something I would probably really

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Shrek the Musical tour goes back on the road in 2017 by Georgia Snow

Shrek the Musical is to return for a national tour beginning in December. The show, which opened in the West End in

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Obituary: Alan Simpson by Michael Quinn

Together with Ray Galton, Alan Simpson helped define the tone of television comedy for 20 years with the hugely popular Hancock’s Half

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Fiddler on the Roof review at Liverpool Everyman – ‘a bold and thoughtful revival’ by Nigel Smith

They rebuilt the Everyman Theatre and now they’ve rebuilt the Company. It’s been 25 years since the Everyman had its own in-house

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Mathew Horne: ‘Me and James Corden went through a tough time, but we got through it’ by Tom Wicker

By his own admission, Mathew Horne isn’t a big sleeper. By the time most of have arisen, bleary-eyed, he’s often been awake

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The Editor’s View: Rates hike is a time bomb for local authorities by Alistair Smith

Not too long ago, it was fairly standard practice for councils to fund – and often run – their local receiving theatres.

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Julius Green: Everyone should run away with the circus by Julius Green

A year from now, circus folk worldwide will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the invention of their art form in London

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Curtain up on quality: Sets, scenery and props by Promoted Content

Close your eyes and imagine… the perfect set, the perfect costumes, the perfect props. Wherever, whenever your production is set and whatever

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Matt Trueman: I challenged my inner theatre snob to a fight by Matt Trueman

I have of late – but wherefore I know not – lost all my critical faculties. Well, not all of them. It’s

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Richard Jordan: Can Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new theatre deliver the goods? by Richard Jordan

Last week, a new (well, rebranded) Off-West End theatre opened. Heralding itself as ‘London’s home for the musical’, the Other Palace is

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Lucy Kerbel: To create lasting equality, we must enact change at every level, not just the top by Lucy Kerbel

One of the things I love about theatre is that it isn’t a solitary activity. It can only happen when a group

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Mark Shenton: Why is the Samuel French bookshop closing? by Mark Shenton

Last week the news that Samuel French is shutting down its public retail shop hit the front page of The Stage. When

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Twelfth Night review at the National Theatre – ‘Tamsin Greig is resplendent’ by Natasha Tripney

Twelfth Night has always been a play of abandon. Characters slip on different costumes, different gender identities, they shuck off their solemnity,

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