Tuesday, April 24, 2018

From ‘Jumanji’ to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate by Lindsey Bahr | ap

Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as “Spider-…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Museum Test: Amazon's Second HQ City Must Have A Great Museum by Artsjournal

You can’t help noticing the correlation. Of the 238 cities and counties that applied for consideration, plenty have the population (over a million), the pleasant environs and the basic inf…

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Total witch hunt! ‘The Crucible’ gets a blazing revival at Olney by Nelson Pressley

“Witch,” a new musical, debuts at Creative Cauldron.

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New film explores the best Broadway musicals you never saw by John Carucci | ap

If you’ve never heard of lavish musicals like “The Bathrooms Are Coming” or “Diesel Dazzle” you’re not alone. Yet, these elaborate productions have borrowed the talents of some o…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

The charms of Harry Potter work on Broadway — but read the books first by Peter Marks

The book’s fans will make it difficult to get tickets to “The Cursed Child.”

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Ingmar Bergman’s close-ups are now spectacular stage vistas by Nelson Pressley

Ivo van Hove adapts ‘After the Rehearsal’ and ‘Persona’ with mixed results.

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Collecting All The Music Written In Nazi Concentration Camps by Artsjournal1

"Jewish Italian musicologist and pianist Francesco Lotoro has devoted his life to unearthing thousands of songs and scores written during the Holocaust. ... Lotoro has catalogued symphonies,…

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German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play by Associated Press

A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play about Adolf Hitler’s youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Women in classic musicals have to put up with a lot. Exhibits A and B: ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Carousel’ by Peter Marks

Two landmark musicals with uncomfortable plots return to Broadway in the #MeToo era.

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A play set on Metro’s Red line needs more drama by Savannah Stephens

The novelty works, though, in the Dupont Underground show.

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The Most Ambitious TV Program Ever About Art by Artsjournal

“Civilizations,” like “Ways of Seeing,” is an attempt to update Clark’s series. But it’s also an unprecedented undertaking in the annals of television. Unlike “Civilisation,”…

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Remember Matthew Sweet? The ’90s rock star’s love songs inspired a musical about two gay teenagers by Geoffrey Himes

Singer-songwriter’s alt-rock album “Girlfriend” is now the score to Signature’s “Girlfriend.”

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The battle royal that's threatening Broadway's 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Peter Marks

A major Broadway producer and the legal representative of author Harper Lee's estate square off in court over the fate of a stage version of "To Kill A Mockingbird."

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Signature Theatre offers up 'Billy Elliot,' 'Grand Hotel,' two world-premiere productions in 2018-19 by Peter Marks

Signature's 29th season will include “Grand Hotel” and “Billy Elliot, the Musical.”

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Athol Fugard’s apartheid chronicle ‘Master Harold’ still glows by Nelson Pressley

Craig Wallace gives a forceful performance in the landmark play.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Brecht saga from Constellation and a historical play from GALA by Celia Wren

Female courage is on display in “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” and “In the Time of the Butterflies.”

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Deb Filler’s modest solo show at MetroStage tells true tales of Leonards by Nelson Pressley

Cohen, Kravitz and Bernstein figure in her comic memoir, “I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English”).

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Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Pulitzer Prize winners by Paul Farhi

The full list of winners for both journalism and letters, drama and music categories.

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Watching Cirque du Soleil can be complicated when you’re reminded the danger is real by Nelson Pressley

But the pretty “Luzia” at Tysons II tempers the risks and is blessedly earthbound.

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A rock. A road. A tree. How set designers for 20th century’s most famous play change it up. by Nelson Pressley

Druid Theatre Company’s “Godot” arrives April 17 at STC’s Lansburgh Theatre.

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Landless takes its axes to ‘Drood’ in ‘symphonic metal’ version by Savannah Stephens

An amped-up revival from the company that brought you a prog-metal ‘Sweeney Todd.’

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A doctor, a parent, a dying child. A play about what medicine can and cannot do. by Peter Marks

“Roz and Ray,” expertly treated by Theater J.

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How Constellation Theatre Company fits sweeping fables onto a small stage by Nelson Pressley

For the set of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” designer A.J. Guban maximized the acting space.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg spotted at the Metropolitan Opera by Emily Heil

The noted opera fan was seen taking in tenor Plácido Domingo's performance in Verdi's “Luisa Miller.”

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‘The Flick’ playwright Annie Baker goes long again in the three-hour ‘John’ by Nelson Pressley

An already-spooked Brooklyn couple visits a haunted Gettysburg bed-and-breakfast.

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'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's' raunchy, hilarious concert tour proves low TV ratings may not matter by Emily Yahr

Hundreds turn out for the show's sold-out concert tour.

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You’ve never seen a play quite like Woolly Mammoth’s ‘Underground Railroad Game.’ by Peter Marks

Play exposes America’s shameful legacy of slavery.

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘The Band’s Visit’ are coming to the Kennedy Center by Nelson Pressley

The 2018-19 season is announced; Betty Buckley will star in the tour of “Hello, Dolly!”

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‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway: Omg, you’ll lol. by Peter Marks

Tina Fey and company learn from a Washington tryout and fashion an evening of pure fun.

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August Wilson at his best is a gift. Arena Stage is giving you one. by Peter Marks

“Two Trains Running” is Wilson’s ’60s play, in a decade-by-decade series spanning a century.

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