Thursday, September 28, 2023

Stop Making Sense by Melissa Anderson

On a road to nowhere? A new restoration of Jonathan Demme’s 1984 Talking Heads documentary. Lynn Mabry and David Byrne in Stop Making Sense. Courtesy A24. Photo: Jordan Cronenweth. Stop …

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Monday, September 25, 2023

Nick Castle, Père and Fils by Trav S.D.

Horror fans undoubtedly know the name Nick Castle (b. 1947). He was the original Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978), and reprised the role in cameos in the three films of t…

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Civic Splendour Meets Orwellian Intrigue: A Compelling Immersive Journey into ‘1984’. by Belaid S

Prepare yourselves for an extraordinary journey into the depths of George Orwell’s timeless masterpiece, ‘1984.’ In just a month’s time,

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Friday, August 18, 2023

Andrea Leeds: Exited Via the “Stage Door” by Trav S.D.

To blink would be to miss the career of Andrea Leeds (Antoinette Lees, 1913-1984). Leeds career blazed most brightly not long before she ended it, when she was nominated for an Oscar for her…

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Thursday, August 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Footloose: The Musical’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Susan Nolan

The 1984 blockbuster film “Footloose” launched actor Kevin Bacon’s career into super-stardom and gave us the catchy title song that became a number one hit for singer/songwriter Kenny …

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

GALA lifts up the Sanctuary Movement in ‘Little Central America, 1984’ by Gregory Ford

A tribute to refugees from Central America during the 1980s and to people in the DMV who rose to address their needs.

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Monday, July 24, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Little Central America, 1984’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Part concert, part communal meditation, “Little Central America, 1984″—directed by Elia Arce and written and performed by Elia Arce and Rubén Martínez—uses song, film, and spoken w…

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

‘The best paraphrased quote I've heard’ | Beneatha quotes George Orwell's 1984 in Beneatha's Place by Young Vic

Beneatha Asagai-Younger (Cherrelle Skeete) quotes George Orwell's 1984 in this scene from Kwame Kwei-Armah's Beneatha's Place, playing until 5 August:…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Howard Da Silva as Benjamin Franklin in “1776” (1969). Photo by Martha Swope.July 4, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler I’ve been writing 1776-themed columns on July 4…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

GALA to present ‘Little Central America, 1984’ about Sanctuary Movement by News Desk

Poetry, live music, and testimonials tell a story of faith communities opening their doors to refugees—often in defiance of federal law.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

John Pizzarelli Trio “Stage & Screen” - Millennium Stage (June 22, 2023) by The Kennedy Center

Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! Live Tonight on Millennium Stage: Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the G…

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Thursday, June 15, 2023


(Michael Coveney’s and Julia Langdon’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/15; Photo: Glenda Jackson in 1984. At the height of her fame in the 1980s, she continued to appear in London st…

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Ron Fassler

June 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Between 41st and 66th streets there are forty-two legit Broadway theatres (this includes the Palace, currently under renovation an…

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Friday, June 9, 2023

Review: Slow-burn ‘Road to Mecca’ becomes drama inferno at S.F.’s Z Below by Lily Janiak

Athol Fugard’s 1984 drama feels ripe for our own moment of increasing life expectancy amid a fraying social safety net.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

A Beautiful Lady: Liz Swados’ 1984 Work in Mighty NYC Bow by David Finkle

★★★★☆ Anne Bogart directs a first-rate cast commemorating first-rate Russian poets The post A Beautiful Lady: Liz Swados’ 1984 Work in Mighty NYC Bow appeared first on New York S…

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Friday, April 28, 2023

Curtain up on major upgrades at Arts Centre Melbourne by Aussie Theatre

Since the first curtain call in 1984, Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre stage has been graced by the likes of

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Strike! review – Dublin shop-workers stage an anti-apartheid protest by Arifa Akbar

Southwark Playhouse, LondonDepicting a brave group who took a stand against selling South African goods in 1984, this spirited show raises the question of why the Dunnes Stores strike isn’…

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Saturday, April 15, 2023


After April 16, 2023 the marquee goes dark.April 15, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Tomorrow, after thirty-five years, the epic run of The Phantom of the Opera will come…

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Army tragedy by Kerry Reid

Though it premiered in 1981 with the Negro Ensemble Company, won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was subsequently turned into the well-received 1984 film A Soldier’s Story, Charles …

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

‘1984,’ ‘Manahatta’ and ‘Lifespan of a Fact’ to be part of Aurora’s 2023-24 season by Lily Janiak

The Berkeley company has long distinguished itself as the Bay Area’s theater of intellectual debate.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

HAPPY 96TH, JOHN KANDER by Ron Fassler

John Kander, born on this date March 18, 1927.March 18, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Today is the 96th birthday of the legendary composer John Kander, who is still doi…

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Friday, March 17, 2023

‘Captivating writing & strong acting’: THE MESSIAH COMPLEX – VAULT Festival by Laurakressly

A blend of Orwell’s 1984 and the American Horror Story TV series, The Messiah Complex is a dystopian thriller that explores the extremes of conflicting belief systems. It takes place in a …

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Jeff Ravitz Selects Elation Lighting for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 2023 World Tour by Michael Eddy

One of rock ‘n’ roll’s living legends, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, kicked off their 2023 World Tour February 1 in Tampa, FL, with lighting design by longtime collaborator …

Monday, March 13, 2023

Teens Deal With Tumultuous ’80s in Defacing Michael Jackson At Miami New Drama by Bill Hirschman

Michael Jackson never appears in the incisive Defacing Michael Jackson, although his influence is infused into the journey at Miami New Drama stage. But Aurin Squire’s insightful tale re…

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Broadway Who's Who: Howard McGillin by JK

This edition of Broadway Who's Who focuses on one of my all-time favorite actors, Howard McGillin, whose New York stage career I've been following since nearly its beginning. That beginning,…

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Monday, February 6, 2023

The Brazilian Experience with Different Forms of Technopresence in Theatre: Os Satyros and SP Escola de Teatro by Rodolfo García Vázquez

Praça Roosevelt (Roosevelt Square) is a square located in downtown São Paulo. It was a historic place for culture and resistance against the military dictatorship (1964 – 1984) but after…

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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Head Over Heels review – Elizabethan romance meets Go-Go’s jukebox musical by Clare Brennan

Hope Mill theatre, ManchesterThis improbable mashup of Philip Sidney’s Arcadia and the pioneering LA rock band has plenty of rhythm but little dramatic jeopardy Sir Philip Sidney’s 1590 …

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Monday, January 30, 2023

The Collaboration **1/2 by Barry Gordin

A play about Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat's collaboration starring Paul Bettany & Jeremy Pope. By: Patrick Christiano January 30, 2023:  Set in 1984 New York City and based…

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The Collaboration | Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope by Manhattan Theatre Club

Two creative giants. One groundbreaking collaboration. #TheCollaborationPlay is on Broadway through Feb 11 only. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - THE COLLABORATION By Anth…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Collaboration | Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope by Manhattan Theatre Club

Warhol. Basquiat. Bettany. Pope. 🎨 #TheCollaborationPlay - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - THE COLLABORATION By Anthony McCarten Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah With Paul B…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Collaboration | On Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club

Costumes by Anna Fleischle THE COLLABORATION By Anthony McCarten Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah With Paul Bettany, Jeremy Pope, Krysta Rodriguez, Erik Jensen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -…

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