Monday, October 22, 2018

Everybody Cut, Everybody Cut! Jeremy Kushnier & Jennifer Laura Thompson Reunite 20 Years After Footloose by Paul Wontorek

Twenty years ago, they were the hottest thing in denim. When Jeremy Kushnier and Jennifer Laura Thompson took to the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre on opening night of Footloose on Oct…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Around the World in 80 Musicals: Part I: The United Kingdom and Ireland by JK

Today, we begin a new series, Around the World in 80 Musicals. Over the next several weeks, we will take a brief look at 80 different musicals that take place in different parts of the world…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Penderecki's 85 Birthday Anniversary: Anne-Sophie Mutter and Sinfonia Varsovia at NCPA, Beijing by Blouin Artinfo

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Sinfonia Varsovia will pay a befitting tribute to master conductor Krzysztof Penderecki to commemorate the master’s 85th Birthday Anniversary at Beijing’s NCPA on …

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ádám Fischer conducts Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra by Blouin Artinfo

The Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra will perform at the  Teatro alla Scala opera house in Milan, with Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer at the helm. The event will open on October…

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Brett Dean’s “The Last Days of Socrates” at Sydney Opera House by Blouin Artinfo

Sydney Opera House presents Brett Dean’s “The Last Days of Socrates.” The concert will be on stage on October 11 and 12 in the Concert Hall.“In this concert conducted by Brett Dean, …

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Mel Gibson to Direct and Co-Write Remake of “The Wild Bunch” by Blouin Artinfo

Warner Bros. has tapped Mel Gibson to co-write and direct a remake of the violent and influential Western movie “The Wild Bunch,” reports the Hollywood Reporter.Gibson will helm the prod…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

New Victory Theatre Will Present Stage Version of Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Lauren Yarger

The Maurice Sendak Foundation announced that it has commissioned the first major and only full-length stage play adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. This stage adaptation foll…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Chayanne - Desde Al Alma Tour 2018 at Madison Square Garden, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Chayanne is touring the US with his Desde El Alma Tour and will perform at MSG’s Hulu Theater on September 7.Chayanne has been on a break from touring since more than two years and his fan…

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Peter Lawford: The Zeppo of the Rat Pack by Trav S.D.

September 7 is the birthday of the late Peter Lawford (1923-1984) and his son Christopher Lawford passed away just two days ago. We’ve had occasion to refer to Lawford from time to tim…

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Monday, September 3, 2018

“The Nutcracker” at Royal Opera House, London by Blouin Artinfo

“The Nutcracker” will be on stage from December 3, 2018 through January 15, 2019 at Royal Opera House, London.A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in…

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra’s ‘Back to the Folks’ at The Esplanade, Singapore by Blouin Artinfo

To be held at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra's ‘Back to the Folks’ will take place on September 2. Beginning with The Flowing Stream, the melody from Yunn…

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Proms At... Alexandra Palace:Trial By Jury by Blouin Artinfo

Jane Glover will conduct Gilbert and Sullivan’s one-act operetta ‘Trial by Jury’ at London’s Alexandra Palace on September 1. The Royal Albert Hall website mentions that the resplend…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Electric Dreams: The Musical by Arts Review

Be a part of something electric, The MC Showroom will be hosting the first ever public staged reading of Electric Dreams: The Musical, over two nights on 31 August and 1 September 2018. El…

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Why Some Movies-To-Musicals Work (I Think) by JK

What ingredients made Waitress a hit?If we could define the perfect formula for guaranteeing that a musical will be a smash hit, we'd all be very wealthy, wouldn't we theater fans? I su…

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Cirque du Soleil’s Touring Show “Bazzar” to Foray in India by Blouin Artinfo

In its constant endeavor to discover new markets, Cirque du Soleil is set to bring a show to India for the first time in its 34-year history. The company announced from its sprawling headqua…

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Review: A Revival of Hellman’s Lesser-Known ‘Days to Come’ at the Mint Theatre by Miles Harter

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, August 27, 2018 Days to Come is a lesser celebrated play by Lillian Hellman (1905-1984), one of the most renowned dramatists and screenwriters of the 2…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

“The Wild Duck” at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

 “The Wild Duck” will be on stage at Almeida Theatre, London, October 15 - December 1, 2018. The play was originally written in 1884 by Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright. It…

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Review: Could ‘Be More Chill’ Be More Shrill? by Christopher Caggiano

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 17, 2018 The musical Be More Chill was already a bit of a sensation even before it recently opened Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square S…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Electric Dreams: The Musical boots up for its first staged reading by Gabi Bergman

The year is 1984. Sitting on your desk is a personal computer. Your neighbour is beautiful but you don’t know how to talk to her. So naturally, you get your computer to do it for you. Elec…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

The Time I Met Charlotte Rae (R.I.P., Dear Lady) by Trav S.D.

Just got the news that Charlotte Rae has died at age 92. The jolly, effervescent, stout little ball of talent is best remembered for her character Edna the housekeeper on Diff’rent Str…

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Totem by Cirque du Soleil at Royal Albert Hall, London by Blouin Artinfo

Totem is the new touring show by Cirque du Soleil, the company known for their on stage powerhouse performances. The show premiered in Montreal in 2010. It was written and directed by Robert…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Review: ‘Footloose’ at City of Fairfax Theatre Company by E.a. Aymar

Footloose – the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon about a disaffected teen who moves to a small town where dancing is outlawed and aims to change the law – occupies a curious place in the …

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, July 14- Remembering Arthur Laurents by Stage Tube

Arthur Laurentswas best known for his work as librettist on Gypsy and West Side Story, but was also well known as a playwright, having won a Tony Award for Hallelujah, Baby in 1968. Later as…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Queens of the Coal Age review – Maxine Peake shines light on women's fight for the mines by Catherine Love

Royal Exchange, Manchester Peake’s play is a fierce cry for recognition of the movement that supported miners and their families and saw women occupy a coal pit in protestThere’s a famil…

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Auditions for “The Pitmen Painters” at Network Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Auditions for “The Pitmen Painters” will be held at Network Theatre, London. Directed by Moira Cane and written by Lee Hall, the play is a Network Theatre Company presentation. Auditions…

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

“Only the Sound Remains” at Lincoln Centre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

“Only the Sound Remains” will be on stage at Lincoln Centre, New York.Kaija Saariaho is the composer and Peter Sellars is the director. The show will have its US premiere.The team includ…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

The Friday 5: Gay Characters That Influence by JK

In honor of the last days of Pride Month, I offer 5 Gay and Lesbian characters from plays and musicals that have had a huge impact on my life.  There are many more than five, of course,…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

“Summer and Smoke” at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

“Summer and Smoke” by tennessee Williams will be on stage at Almeida Theatre, London.The play is directed by Rebecca Frecknall. The play has been given five star ratings by various media…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” at Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” is currently on stage at Deutsche Oper Berlin.This one-act dramma giocoso arguably marked one of the high points in Rossini’s career. An abs…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

“July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with The Go-Go's” at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles by Blouin Artinfo

Independence Day celebrations will be spectacular and memorable when The Go-Go’s take centerstage on July 4, 2018.So, make it a day to remember with a patriotic program of star-spangled mu…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake by Arts Review

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre have produced an excellent show in their current touring production of Swan Lake. There’s something deep and wondrous about a story that still inspires numerou…

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