Tuesday, January 22, 2019

World Premiere: “Winterreise” at Teatro alla Scala, Milan by Blouin Artinfo

Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj’s latest work, “Winterreise,” with Franz Schubert’s music runs from January 23- March 9, 2019, at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala.The Austrian bass barito…

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Kaye Ballard, Star of Broadway's The Golden Apple, Dead at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Kaye Ballard, a musical comedy star who found success on stage and screen, died of natural causes on January 21 in Rancho Mirage, California, according to Variety. She was 93. Born Catherin…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Violet La Plante: A WAMPAS in Westerns by Trav S.D.

Violet La Plante (1908-1984) was Laura La Plante’s kid sister, and benefited from her stardom, though she never achieved anything like the success of her famous sibling. Violet made ju…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Broadway Mourns Carol Channing by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY THEATRES TO DIM LIGHTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019 AT 7:45 PM IN MEMORY OF Theatrical Legend CAROL CHANNING On Broadway Ms. Channing appeared in: Hello, Dolly! (1995 Revival),…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Alexander Romanovsky at Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires by Blouin Artinfo

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires presents a concert directed by Enrique Arturo Diemecke with pianist Alexander Romanovsky on February 28, 2019 at the Teatro Colon.The concert highl…

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British artist Jeremy Deller to Premiere New Work on “Desert Island Discs” by Blouin Artinfo

The British artist Jeremy Deller will appear as a castaway on the BBC Radio 4’s radio program “Desert Island Discs” accompanied by his favorite new version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hall…

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Billy Sands: Post-Burlesque Second Banana by Trav S.D.

Brief tribute to character actor Billy Sands (1911-1984). Comedy kingpins loved to have Sands around, but he could also hold his own in heavy drama. Sands started out as a stage actor, appea…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Title Songs: 1983 - 1987 by JK

Last year, we began a series of the Best Title Songs From Broadway Shows. Over the next few weeks, we'll finish that up. This week, it's all about the mid-80's. There were so many wonderful …

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

RECORD WEEK CAPS RECORD YEAR — WITH HIGHEST PRICES FOR LONG-RUNNING HITS (TABLE) by Philip Boroff

Broadway celebrated 2019 with a slew of milestones: highest-grossing week and year in history and best-attended week and year since at least 1984, according to the Broadway League. Long-runn…

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Dancing in the Dark — Bruce Springsteen’s pop hit has a sting in its tail

The best covers are those that explore both sides of the 1984 song

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

“Only Fools and Horses” at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London by Blouin Artinfo

John Sullivan’s record-breaking top-rated television series “Only Fools and Horses,” is recreated by his son in a musical that opens at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from February…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Dame June Whitfield obituary by Stephen Dixon

Comic actor whose career ranged from Take It from Here on the radio to Terry and June and Absolutely Fabulous on TVJune Whitfield, who has died aged 93, was the most extraordinarily ordinary…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Audrey Geisel, The Keeper Of Dr. Seuss’ Flame, Has Died At 97 by Artsjournal2

Geisel, the widow of Theodor Geisel and a fierce protector and advocate for his estate, died on Wednesday. “Ms. Geisel, a petite woman of boundless energy, would hold court each mornin…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Donald Moffat, Tony-Nominated Actor of Stage & Screen, Dies at 87 by Andy Lefkowitz

Donald Moffat, a multi-talented actor who thrived in theater works ranging from Shakespeare to O'Neill, passed away on December 20 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, according to The New York T…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Randall Arney returns to Steppenwolf's 'True West', this time as director by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced that longtime ensemble member Randall Arney will direct its upcoming revival of Sam Shepard’s “True West,” the production that first…

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Death by John Simon

Herewith a number of lyric verse quotations about death or dying from books in my collection. Where the source is formal, rhyming verse, I tend to include the original; where it is prose or …

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PHOTOS: The Barn’s revival of Stiles & Drewe’s musical looks Just So brilliant by Press Releases

The Barn Theatre's much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe's 1984 family musical Just So officially opened in Cirencester last night (10 December 2018). Check out our…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Nutcracker review – in every sense a delight by Luke Jennings

Royal Opera House, LondonIt’s an unhappy Christmas for the mice again, but otherwise the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is dreamlike perfectionIt’s Nutcracker season again, and on last Mond…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

Lucky Londoners have the opportunity to catch three different productions of The Nutcracker over the festive period this year. But having viewed Sir Peter Wright's 1984 production for the Ro…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New Movie Musical Featuring the Songs of Prince in Development by Universal by Andy Lefkowitz

Universal Pictures has announced the production of a new movie musical featuring the music of the late eight-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Prince, according to Variety. The flick is …

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Behind the scenes: Check out photos & video from Just So rehearsals at the Barn by Press Releases

We're counting down to the opening of the Barn Theatre's much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe's 1984 family musical Just So. After early rehearsals in London, the …

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

On Morecambe and Wise by Trav S.D.

Today, we cast our gaze backward across the Atlantic for a few words of tribute to the popular British comedy team Morecambe and Wise. The team was composed of Ernie Wise, whose birthday it …

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

No Montalban is an Island: Ricardo Montalban Before, During and After “Mr. Roarke” by Trav S.D.

A few words today in memory of beloved screen star Ricardo Montalban (1920-2009). It would be foolhardy of us not to make Montalban’s best-known role, the suave and jovial Mr. Roarke …

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

WATCH: Director Kirk Jameson talks to lyricist Anthony Drewe about Just So, revived next month by Featured Content

Rehearsals are well underway for the Barn Theatre's much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe's 1984 family musical Just So. As part of his preparations, director Kirk …

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT Will Get Album Release in 2019! by BroadwayWorld

Ghostlight Records has announced that it will record The Jonathan Larson Project to be released in early 2019. The album will be based on a concert originally presented at Feinstein's54 Belo…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Tribute to Ella and Louis at Arts Centre Melbourne by Gabi Bergman

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are two names synonymous with Jazz. Their influence and impact on the music industry is both undeniable and unbelievable – still to this day, their …

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nine-Time Obie-Winning Playwright & Director María Irene Fornés Dies at 88 by Broadway.com

María Irene Fornés, an acclaimed avant-garde playwright and director who lent her talents to numerous works produced off-Broadway, died on October 30 at the Amsterdam Nursing H…

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Around the World in 80 Musicals: Part II: France, Spain and Portugal by JK

Today we continue our world tour by crossing the English Channel into France. There, we'll get passport stamps for 12 musicals that cover everything from the Atlantic coast to the Riviera, t…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

John Williams at Royal Albert Hall, London by Blouinartinfo

Royal Albert Hall, London presents “An Evening With John Williams in Concert.” Williams returns to London on October 26, 2018, to conduct his iconic film scores.“Reunited with the Lond…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Celebrate Halloweekend at FringeArts! by Kat Sullivan

Halloweekend at FringeArts is jam-packed with ghoulish good times! Take a look at what’s in store. Outdoor Movie: Ghostbusters (1984) Rated PG-13 Thu, Oct 25 8 PM (Quizzo at 7 PM) Call…

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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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