Sunday, July 5, 2020

BEYOND BROADWAY, THE SHOW DOES GO ON by Robert Shuman

(from the New York Times, 7/4; Photo: The New York Times; via Pam Green.) Inside a former firehouse in Richmond, Va., a lone actor performs “The Picture of Dorian Gray” for audiences as …

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CARL REINER, MULTIFACETED MASTER OF COMEDY, IS DEAD AT 98 by Robert Shuman

(From the New York Times, 6/30; photo: The New York Times; via Pam Green.) Carl Reiner, who as performer, writer and director earned a place in comedy history several times over, died on Mon…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

FORGOTTEN PLAYS: NO 5 – ‘OWNERS’ (1972) BY CARYL CHURCHILL by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/28; photo: Urge for ownership … David Swift and Jill Bennett starred in Owners at the Royal Court. Photograph: Frank Barratt/Get…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

MISERY AND MEGALOMANIA: HOW DAVID ADJMI BECAME A PLAYWRIGHT by Robert Shuman

(From The New York Times, 6/24; photo: The New York Times; via Pam Green.) It took David Adjmi 10 years to write his new memoir, “Lot Six” (HarperCollins). The last four months were spen…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

‘ENDGAME’ BY SAMUEL BECKETT: LIFE CONSPIRES TO MIMIC ART … YET AGAIN by Robert Shuman

(Terence Killeen’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 6/15.; Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, directed by Conor McPherson (left) and Michael Gambon at the Beckett Film Project. Photograph: Pa…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

THE ANGLE PROJECT IS INVITING YOU TO SHARE YOUR STORY ABOUT COVID 19 HEALTH PROFESSIONALS by Robert Shuman

The Angle Project is inviting you to share your story. We are creating a storytelling series to showcase humanity behind the COVID 19 pandemic. TAP is seeking partnerships with hospitals,…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A BACKSTAGE WALK THAT’S PURE DRAMA by Robert Shuman

(from The New York Times, 6/11; via Pam Green.) STUTTGART, Germany — Midway through “We Are Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On,” a theatrical walkabout through the Stuttgart State Theate…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

FORGOTTEN PLAYS: NO 4 – BLOODY POETRY (1984) BY HOWARD BRENTON by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/22.) This magnificently honest play about the Shelleys and Byron’s summer of sexual experimentation raises difficult questions a…

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (85) by Robert Shuman

When I asked one of the journalists how they produced such remarkable critics, I was told of a very clever and purposeful method used in Germany. They let a young critic, he told me, always …

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Friday, June 19, 2020

SIR IAN HOLM OBITUARY by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s and Ryan Gilbey’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/19; above:  Ian Holm in 2003. On stage he was especially noted for his performances in Shakespeare and Pinter…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

STRATFORD FESTIVAL ON FILM: ‘KING JOHN’ by Robert Shuman

Stratford Festival King John house program: https://cdscloud.stratfordfestival.ca… When the rule of a hedonistic king is questioned, rebellion ensues, culminating in the chilling attempt t…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

WATCH KATRINA LENK, PATTI LUPONE, AND THE CAST OF COMPANY PERFORM THE SHOW’S OPENING NUMBER by Robert Shuman

(from Theatermania, 6/15; via Pam Green.) Marianne Elliott directs the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical. Author David Gordon Locations Broadway June 15, 2020 The cast of Stephen Sondhei…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

FORGOTTEN PLAYS: NO 3 – ‘THE COUP’ (1991) BY MUSTAPHA MATURA by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/15; The Coup, with Tony Armatrading as Black Lightning. Photograph: Ivan Kyncl/ArenaPAL.) A Caribbean-set ‘play of revolutionar…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

SHELAGH DELANEY AND HER LANDMARK 1958 PLAY, ‘A TASTE OF HONEY’ by Robert Shuman

(from the London Review of Books.)  Listen to Podcast ‘NO, I’M NOT GETTING MARRIED!’:  SUSAN PEDERSEN AND JOANNA BIGGS ABOUT SHELAGH DELANEY AND HER LANDMARK 1958 PLAY, A TASTE OF…

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

FOUR BLACK ARTISTS ON HOW RACISM CORRODES THE THEATER WORLD by Robert Shuman

(from The New York Times, 6/10; Interviews by Laura Collins-Hughes, Michael Paulson and Salamishah Tillet; Photos: Clockwise from top left: the playwright Lydia R. Diamond; the actor Jel…

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

BERLIN: THE WORLD’S NIGHTCLUB CAPITAL FACES AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS by Robert Shuman

(Ruth Bender’s article appeared in the Walls Street Journal, 6/13; Photo: One of the world’s most famous nightclubs, Tresor, located in a disused Berlin power plant, stands empty due to …

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

MOLIÈRE IN THE PARK TO PRESENT LIVE STREAM PRESENTATION OF MOLIÈRE’S TARTUFFE, 6/27 by Robert Shuman

(via David Gibbs, DARR Publicity) MOLIÈRE IN THE PARK TO PRESENT LIVE STREAM PRESENTATION OF MOLIÈRE’S  TARTUFFE  starring Raúl E. Esparza & Samira Wiley, directed by MIP’s Foun…

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

REMAINS OF EARLIEST PURPOSE-BUILT PLAYHOUSE FOUND IN EAST LONDON by Robert Shuman

(Mark Brown’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/10.) Location of the Red Lion, which predated the Globe, has been subject of debate for years Archaeologists believe they have found remai…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (84) by Robert Shuman

I was convinced again that between the dreams of the stage director and their realization there is a tremendous difference, and that the theatre is first of all intended for the actor and ca…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

FORGOTTEN PLAYS: NO 2 – ‘THREE BIRDS ALIGHTING ON A FIELD’ (1991) BY TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/8; photo: Harriet Walter as Biddy in Three Birds Alighting on a Field at the Royal Court in 1991. Photograph: Donald Cooper/Alamy)…

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

SECOND CITY OWNER ANDREW ALEXANDER TO EXIT AFTER ACCUSATIONS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM LEVELED AT THEATER by Robert Shuman

(Chris Jones’s article appeared in the Chicago Tribune, 6/5; photo NY Daily News.) Following a social-media tumult sparked by a series of racially accusatory tweets from a former performer…

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Friday, June 5, 2020

***** ‘PASS OVER’ REVIEW – SPIKE LEE DIRECTS ANTOINETTE NWANDU’S MASTERFUL TRAGEDY by Robert Shuman

(Arifa Akbar’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/3; on Michael Hill in Pass Over. Photograph: Amazon Prime Video.) 5 / 5 stars5 out of 5 stars.  Available online Lee’s 2018 film of…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

THE DRIVE-IN THEATER: KEEPING DRAMA ALIVE DURING THE LOCKDOWN by Robert Shuman

(From the New York Times, 5/31; via Pam Green; Photo: The New York Times.) Patrick Kingsley, an international correspondent, and Laetitia Vancon, a photojournalist, are driving more than 3,7…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

BOOK: ‘REAGAN’S COWBOYS’ BY JOHN B. ROBERTS II by Robert Shuman

A Presidential Election Year Is Like the Wild West . . . When rumors about Geraldine Ferraro–the first woman vice-presidential nominee by a major party in U.S history–reached First Lady …

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Monday, June 1, 2020

FORGOTTEN PLAYS: NO 1 – ‘THE NO BOYS CRICKET CLUB’ (1996) BY ROY WILLIAMS by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/1; photo: Exemplary freshness and vigour … Roy Williams, pictured in 2008. Photograph: Sarah Lee/the Guardian.) Our new series o…

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

EXTRA LEGROOM AND NO INTERVAL: GERMANY PLANS FOR POST-LOCKDOWN THEATRE by Robert Shuman

(Philip Oltermann’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/29.) Extra legroom and no interval: Germany plans for post-lockdown theatre Berliner Ensemble unveils auditorium with most chairs ri…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

LARRY KRAMER, PLAYWRIGHT AND AIDS ACTIVIST, DIES AT 84 by Robert Shuman

(Gordon Cox’s article appears in Variety, 5/27.) Larry Kramer, the writer and influential gay activist who pressed the U.S. government and the medical establishment to respond to the AIDS …

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A SEASON TO CELEBRATE ASIAN-AMERICAN THEATER IS LOST TO PANDEMIC by Robert Shuman

(Cathy Park Hong’s article appeared in The New York Times, 5/21; Photo: The New York Times; via Pam Green.) The cast and crew of “Wolf Play” were on their third day of tech rehearsals …

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Monday, May 25, 2020

THE CIVILIANS 9TH ANNUAL R&D GROUP FINDINGS SERIES, NOW ONLINE | APPS OPEN FOR 20-21 R&D GROUP by Robert Shuman

(via John Wyszniewski at Everyman Agency.) 2020-21 R&D Group: All applications must be submitted by June 22nd, 2020 for consideration. The Civilians (Steve Cosson, Artistic Director; M…

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (83) by Robert Shuman

It is no little task to carry over to the stage those principles which were created in painting, music, and the other arts that had gone so far ahead of us. Will the speaking voice ever be a…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

SONIA FRIEDMAN:  BRITISH THEATRE ‘ON BRINK OF TOTAL COLLAPSE’ by Robert Shuman

(Lanre Bakare’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/21; Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA.) Sonia Friedman calls for rescue package to save more than 1,000 theatres from permanent closure Britis…

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