Wednesday, April 21, 2021

“SIX GUN JUSTICE” WITH PAUL BISHOP PODCAST: ROBERT DWYER & AUSTIN WRIGHT ON THEIR BOOK: ‘THE SHERIFF’ (FROM TWODOT BOOKS) by Robert Shuman

Listen Hang out around the Six-Gun Justice water cooler for another Six-Gun Justice Conversation segment.  Co-host Paul Bishop talks with Western writers Austin Wright & Robert Dwyer, …

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

REJECTED BROADWAY POSTERS ON SALE TO HELP THEATER COMMUNITY by Robert Shuman

(Mark Kennedy’s article appeared on the AP, 4/19; via Pam Green.) This combination of photos shows rejected theatrical poster art from “Cabaret, from left, “Equus,” and “Matilda Th…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

LET’S PLAY ‘BEAT THE BARD’ (36) by Robert Shuman

Can you beat the Bard? Questions by Joyce E. Henry, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

THE BRIEF, BRILLIANT AND RADICAL LIFE OF LORRAINE HANSBERRY by Robert Shuman

(Parul Sehgal’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/14; via Pam Green. Photo: The playwright Lorraine Hansberry in 1959. Credit…David Attie/Getty Images.) The curtain rises on a di…

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

STEPHEN SONDHEIM & JOHN WEIDMAN’S ‘ASSASSINS’ GATHERS A KILLER ROSTER OF PERFORMERS by Robert Shuman

(Charles McNulty’s article appeared in the LA Times, 4/16; via Pam Green.) Members of three “Assassins” casts perform “Everybody’s Got the Right” during the Classic Stage Company…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

MOLIERE IN THE PARK’S PEN/MAN/SHIP LIVE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES by Robert Shuman

(Via David Gibbs, DARR Publicity) Molière in the Park to present 7 live virtual performances of Christina Anderson’s pen/man/ship, the company’s first contemporary American play, direct…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

NEXT PROBLEM FOR THE ARTS IS GETTING AUDIENCES TO TRUST THE VACCINE by Robert Shuman

(Chris Jones’s article appeared in the Chicago Tribune, 4/15; Photo: The Chicago Tribune.) On Monday, the Washington Post arts critic Peter Marks announced a grand slate of live 2021-22 …

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (115) by Robert Shuman

The words and wisdom of Constantin Stanislavski: People who meet daily in the nervous atmosphere of the stage cannot establish those close and friendly relations which are necessary for true…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

FRANCE: POEMS! SONGS! DEMANDS! IT’S NOT THEATER, BUT IT’S … SOMETHING by Robert Shuman

(Laura Cappelle’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/8; via Pam Green.; Photo: Improvised choreography on Sunday in front of La Colline, one of the first theaters in Paris to be o…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

‘HOWLING ANGER’: HOW ANGELS IN AMERICA AND THE NORMAL HEART CONFRONTED THE AIDS CRISIS by Robert Shuman

(Ryan Gilbey’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/5; Photo: The Guardian.) ‘You couldn’t phone it in’ … Andrew Garfield and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett in the National Theatre’s 2017…

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

OST/TODOROFF/HARCUM: THEATER RESOURCES UNLIMITED (TRU) ON ADVOCACY, OPPORTUNITY AND INSPIRATION DURING (AND AFTER) COVID by Robert Shuman

TRU community Gathering of Friday 4/9/21. In the room with Bob Ost, TRU Executive Director, President, and Co-founder: Aimee Todoroff, director, Managing Director of the League of Independen…

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FRENCH AUDIENCES DEVELOP A TASTE FOR WINDOW THEATRE by Robert Shuman

(from Reuters, 4/11; via the Drudge Report.) PARIS, April 11 (Reuters) – French actress Isabelle Cagnat is pining to get back on stage once the pandemic is over, but on Sunday she had to b…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

ROBERT DWYER & AUSTIN WRIGHT’S ACE IN THE HOLE: “THE SHERIFF” FROM TWODOT BOOKS (INTERVIEW, Part 2) by Robert Shuman

Robert Dwyer & Austin Wright posse up with Bob Shuman for the second part of their Stage Voices interview on The Sheriff–to talk about fact being stranger than fiction, human nature an…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

MILLIONS TO WATCH “COME TO EGYPT” MOVIE  by Robert Shuman

“Ancient Egyptians were unique, powerful, and a very advanced people,” Khaled El-Nabawy says  Correspondent Adam Sullivan wrote about Khaled El-Nabawy’s new venture in Egypt.  Filme…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

ACTORS’ EQUITY ISSUES NEW PROTOCOLS FOR ‘FULLY VACCINATED’ PRODUCTIONS by Robert Shuman

(Ryan McPhee’s article appeared in Playbill, 4/5; via Pam Green; Photo: 45th Street Playbill Staff.)   As the U.S. approaches COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for all adults, the union has up…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

THEATER RESOURCES UNLIMITED (TRU) PRESENTS WRITER-PRODUCER VIRTUAL SPEED DATE: THE ART OF THE PITCH SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021 AT 2:30PM by Robert Shuman

(via Michelle Tabnick.) Theater Resources Unlimited presents Writer-Producer Virtual Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2:30pm Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 15…

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Monday, April 5, 2021

ARTHUR KOPIT, WHOSE ‘OH DAD’ SHOOK UP THE THEATER, DIES AT 83 by Robert Shuman

(Anita Gates’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/3; via Pam Green. Photo: The playwright Arthur Kopit with the cast of his play “Wings” in 1978. Constance Cummings, second from…

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

TERESA DEEVY AND THE SECRETS OF THE GREEN SUITCASE by Robert Shuman

(Caoilfhionn Ni Bheachain’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 4/3; Photo:  Teresa Deevy: in recent years, critical attention has turned to her radio drama. The Irish Times.) BEST KNOWN…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

ROBERT DWYER & AUSTIN WRIGHT’S ACE IN THE HOLE: “THE SHERIFF” FROM TWODOT BOOKS (INTERVIEW, Part 1) by Robert Shuman

  Robert Dwyer & Austin Wright posse up with SV’s Bob Shuman to talk about big ideas, big landscapes, and tackling the biggest questions–like what it means to be human. Robert Dwyer…

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

KURT WEILL’S PATH FROM EUROPE TO BROADWAY WAS A STRAIGHT LINE by Robert Shuman

(Joshua Barone’s article appeared in The New York Times, 3/15; via Pam Green; Photo: When the composer Kurt Weill was a teenager in Germany, as seen here in 1919, he was already showing si…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘SHAKESPEARE WALLAH’: MERCHANT IVORY’S BITTERSWEET TALE OF BOLLYWOOD AND THE BARD by Robert Shuman

(Chris Wiegand’s article appeared in the Guardian, 3/30/2021; Photo: Shashi Kapoor and Felicity Kendal in Shakespeare Wallah, the second feature by Merchant Ivory Productions. Photograph: …

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Monday, March 29, 2021

IRELAND: AFTER A YEAR OF ABSENCE, THE GATE THEATRE IS BACK WITH THE PREMIERE OF FRANK MCGUINNESS’S NEW COVID-THEMED PLAY THE VISITING HOUR by Robert Shuman

(Deirdre Falvey’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 3/27.) There’s a gulp when you see it. Outside, the audience doors into Dublin’s Gate Theatre from Parnell Square, before ascendi…

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

‘WHY ARE WE STUCK?’ STAGE ACTORS CHALLENGE THEIR UNION OVER SAFETY by Robert Shuman

(Michael Paulson’s article appeared in The New York Times, 3/23; Photo: The Dallas Theater Center actors (from left) Chris Ramirez, Sally Vahle and Tiffany Solano took issue with their uni…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

THEATER RESOURCES UNLIMITED (TRU) ANNOUNCES UPCOMING TRU COMMUNITY GATHERINGS VIA ZOOM by Robert Shuman

(via Michelle Tabnick.) Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Upcoming TRU Community Gatherings via Zoom  3/26 – A Conversation with David Armstrong (and the Podcast Pivot)  4/2 – Br…

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Friday, March 26, 2021

SOUTH AFRICA: BAXTER, PLAY HOUSE JOIN FORCES WITH STATE THEATRE FOR THE BIGGEST KUCHEZA AFRIKA FESTIVAL by Robert Shuman

(from the Cape Times, 3/26; Photo: FESTIVALKucheza Afrika Festival. Picture: Sanmari Marais.) Arts and theatre lovers are in for a special treat this Easter as the 2021 edition of the Kuche…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

THEATER ACTORS STEP UP PUSH FOR UNION TO ALLOW THEM TO WORK by Robert Shuman

(Michael Paulson’s article appeared in The New York Times, 3/19; via Pam Green.) Nearly 2,000 performers have petitioned Actors’ Equity for guidelines that will speed up a return to the …

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

‘AN ACTOR’S REVENGE’: KON ICHIKAWA’S PHENOMENAL KABUKI THRILLER by Robert Shuman

(Chris Wiegand’s article appeared in the Guardian, 3/23; Photo: Kazuo Hasegawa as Yukinojo in An Actor’s Revenge. Photograph: TCD/Prod.DB/Alamy.) In this stylish Japanese classic, a per…

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A CULT-CLASSIC SONDHEIM FLOP GETS AN ESSENTIAL NEW RECORDING by Robert Shuman

(from NPR, 3/22; via Pam Green; Photo: Even after brutal reviews for the short-lived Anyone Can Whistle, Stephen Sondheim continued to create provocative and form-shattering musicals. Stephe…

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Monday, March 22, 2021

RASHAD* MANN* LICHTY* MCDERMOTT* MAXWELL* PENDLETON* WILLIAMS: ‘THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA’ by Robert Shuman

(via Joe Trentacosta)  PHYLICIA RASHAD joins EMILY MANN “In Conversation” with  La Femme’s JEAN LICHTY to kick-off  TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’S 110th Birthday Celebration  followed by …

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (114) by Robert Shuman

The words and wisdom of Constantin Stanislavski: I had dreamed that the actor who grew up in [our studios] would make his first timid steps in a small room which was built so as not to viola…

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

IRELAND’S LEADING WRITERS CHAMPION LITERARY TREASURES THAT DESERVE TO BE UNBURIED by Robert Shuman

(Martin Doyle’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 3/20.)  The great Irish books you may never have heard of It is all too easy for a good book to disappear into obscurity. Books slip b…

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