Wednesday, May 22, 2019

WATCH: How Anna Wintour’s Tonys Party Led to Beanie Feldstein’s Role in Booksmart by Dan Meyer

The Hello, Dolly! alum met director Olivia Wilde, who was starring across the street in 1984 at the time.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Richard Deacon: A Flappable Foil by Trav S.D.

Bald-pated, bespectacled character actor Richard Deacon (1921-1984) was one of the great comic foils of all time, and one of the first to spring entirely from the television era. For over a …

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Monday, May 13, 2019

The Archbishop’s Ceiling by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

As president of International PEN, the worldwide association of writers, from 1966 – 1969, playwright Arthur Miller moved about Eastern Europe freely and witnessed a great many troubling e…

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Review: ‘Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical’ at The National Theatre by William Powell

Spectacular. Amazing. Unforgettable. Pride & Joy is a musical that tells the little known love story of Anna Gordy Gaye (January 28, 1922 – January 31, 2014) and the legendary and icon…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

When Russ Abbot made his West End debut – 35 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

May 10, 1984: Comedian Russ Abbot, then at the peak of his popularity thanks to his primetime television show Russ Abbot’s Madhouse

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

See Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke in Rosmersholm in the West End by Nathan Skethway

1984 playwright Duncan Macmillan's new adaptation of the Ibsen play opened May 2.

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Read Reviews for West End Rosmersholm by Olivia Clement

1984 playwright Duncan Macmillan penned the new adaptation of the Ibsen play.

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Cirque de Soleil by Barry Gordin

Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia Predicts Breathtaking Color, Characters, Acrobats, and Lots of Rain – All Under the Big Top By: Ellis Nassour May 8, 2019: Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia: A …

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The Hired Man review at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch – ‘an uneven revival’ by Dave Fargnoli

Periodically revived since its 1984 premiere, Melvyn Bragg’s bittersweet, bucolic drama about the tenacity of the working poor is a stirring but

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Sea Wall/A Life Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge by

Tickets are now on sale for Sea Wall/A Life, a pair of monologues about grief, set to arrive at Broadway's Hudson Theatre this summer. Carrie Cracknell will repeat her work as director from…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Celebrate 35 Years of Sunday in the Park With George With Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters by Hannah Vine

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened at the Booth Theatre May 2, 1984.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

From the Archives: Look Back at the 1984 Broadway Revival of Oliver! Starring Patti LuPone and Ron Moody by Adam Hetrick

The short-lived revival opened April 29, 1984, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: SONG & DANCE by Ben Rimalower

The West End and Broadway musical Song amp Dance has taken up a lot of space in my CD collection. In addition to the Original London Cast Recording starring Marti Webb recorded live at the P…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Celebrate Shirley MacLaine's Birthday With a Look Back at Shirley MacLaine on Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The Oscar winner, who celebrates her birthday April 24, brought her autobiographical revue to Broadway in 1984.

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The stage musical of Footloose is just like the movie except without the boring parts by Jack Helbig

Kick off your Sunday shoes. The problem with the 1984 movie Footloose is that it tries so damned hard to be a serious, realistic drama about a rebellious teen fi…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Broadway's a Real Drag by JK

With Santino Fontana opening tonight in Tootsie, once again, Broadway has one of its favorite things - an actor in drag. This season's Torch Song is also a potential nominee this season, i…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge Will Return to Broadway in Sea Wall/A Life by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a sold-out premiere run at the Public Theater, Sea Wall/A Life, a pair of monologues about grief, will transfer to Broadway's Hudson Theatre this fall, according to The New Y…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Bess Wohl's World Premiere Comedy Continuity Announces Casting by Andy Lefkowitz

Complete casting is set for Continuity, a new dark comedy by acclaimed playwright Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds), making its world premiere with Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Cente…

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THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT Album Is Released Digitally Today by BroadwayWorld

The Jonathan Larson Project album is available for digital download and streaming today, Friday, April 5. The album features the music of the late Jonathan Larson, the generation-defining wr…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'White Male World' from THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT Album! by BroadwayWorld

Ghostlight Records has announced that The Jonathan Larson Project is available for digital download and streaming tomorrow, Friday, April 5. The album features the music of the late Jonathan…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A Theatrical Family Tradition by Mo Brady

by Paula Leggett Chase Paula Leggett Chase (Photo by Jordan Matter) …

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Marc Kudisch, Lesli Margherita & More to Lead Flamingo Kid Musical at Hartford Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for Hartford Stage's world premiere musical adaptation of the 1984 motion picture The Flamingo Kid. The previously announced production, to be directed by Tony winner and Ha…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Ned Glass: “You Couldn’t Play Basketball?” by Trav S.D.

Beloved character actor Ned Glass (1906-1984) is best remembered from two highly visible turns in the early 1960s: as Doc in West Side Story (1961) and as Gideon in Charade (1963). I was alr…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Best Musical Tony Award Debate: 1984 by Mark Robinson

For “The Best Musical Tony Award Debate”, my new weekly series, I will take a look at the musicals nominated for Best Musical in one Tony Season, discuss and debate the contenders, the…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Hamilton Olivier Winner Giles Terera and More Join West End Rosmersholm by Ryan McPhee

1984 playwright Duncan Macmillan penned the new adaptation of the Ibsen play.

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Further Cast Are Announced For Duncan Macmillan's New Adaptation Of Ibsen's ROSMERSHOLM by BroadwayWorld

New casting is announced for Henrik Ibsen's Rosmersholm, adapted by Duncan Macmillan People, Places and Things, 1984 and directed by Ian Rickson Jerusalem, The Birthday Party.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

“Rock & Goal” at Amphithéâtre Bastille, Paris by Blouinartinfo

“Rock & Goal” choreographed by Michel Kelemenis will be on stage from April 12-15 at Amphitheatre Bastille, Paris.“Tennis, boxing, gymnastics and rugby, to name but a few, are danc…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

George Givot: Faux Greek Ukrainian with a Faux French Name by Trav S.D.

  George Givot (Yuri Givistinsky, 1903-1984) was a performer who qualified as a star, or close to it, in his own time, but whose name has gotten swallowed up by time. Born in Ekaterinos…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Akhnaten review at London Coliseum – ‘a visually extraordinary staging’ by George Hall

English National Opera’s collaboration with Improbable and its director Phelim McDermott on Philip Glass’ 1984 opera returns for its first revival. It

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Monday, February 11, 2019

D’Urville Martin: Directed Dolemite by Trav S.D.

Another post in celebration of Black History Month. Actor and director D’Urville Martin (1939-1984) was born on February 11.  Born and raised in Harlem, Martin began his movie career …

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BWW Review: CHITA RIVERA, Cadogan Hall by Aliya Al-Hassan

At 86, Chita Rivera could easily justify putting her feet up a little. She first performed in London back in 1958 in the iconic role of Anita in West Side Story and has never stopped since. …

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