Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Me and My Girl - A Musical From Yesterday Comes Roaring To Life by Noreply@blogger.com (judd Hollander)

 Reviewed by Judd HollanderIn this world of message musicals and important themes, it’s nice to know that every so often a vehicle comes along whose only purpose is to offer a good ti…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Yo La Tengo at Cabaret Sauvage, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

The American indie rock band, Yo La Tengo will perform at Cabaret Sauvage, Paris.“Active since 1986, date of the first album Ride the Tiger, Yo La Tengo is the prototype of the independent…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Elisabeth Moss on The Handmaid’s Tale: ‘This is happening in real life. Wake up people’ by Blouin Artinfo

The dystopian thriller written by Margaret Atwood rendered in a series from, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” has returned with a second season, and the new season is even more terrifying.Elisab…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Photo Throwback: Irene Cara Poses on the Red Carpet in 1984 by Walter McBride

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out these shots of Irene Cara from 1984

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Orwells’ 1984 by Scena Theatre by Jill Kyle-Keith

Time has long moved past the actual date of George Orwells’ classic novel, 1984, yet the future it envisioned when written in 1948 seems more prescient than ever. Director Robert McNam…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, May 2- SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens on Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1984, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's art-world masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George, opened on Broadway starring Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters.

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Review: ‘1984’ by Scena Theatre by William Powell

Big Brother. Newspeak. Thoughtcrime. Doublethink. Orwellian. Those words have floated around the public lexicon for years, and at a time when the political zeitgeist contains phrases like …

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

15 Incredible Broadway Performances Overlooked By The Tony Awards This Year

Some great performances from shows like Mean Girls and Frozen weren’t included when the Tony nominees were announced Tuesday. Alex Newell, Once on This Island …

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Final 2018 Tonys Eligibility Rulings: Mean Girls Rivals Will Go Head to Head, Cursed Child Score Is Ineligible & More by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met today for the fourth and final time this season to confirm the eligibility status of ten Broadway productions for the 2018 Tony Awards. The …

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

2017 - 2018: The Broadway Season That Was... by JK

With today's opening of The Iceman Cometh, the eligibility of the 2017 - 2018 Broadway season comes to a close.  By most accounts, this has been a lackluster season.  There have be…

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Strictly Ballroom the Musical at Piccadilly Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom began life in 1984 as a short student play, devised by Luhrmann and his classmates at Sydney’s National

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Why We Need A New Age Of Romanticism by Artsjournal

In our new era of Enlightenment, we need Romanticism again. In his speech ‘Politics and Conscience’ (1984), the Czech dissident Václav Havel, discussing factories and smokestacks on the…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Full Casting Announced for Anthony Giardina's World Premiere Play Dan Cody's Yacht by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play by Anthony Giardina scheduled to make its world premiere with Manhattan Theatre Club at off-Broadway venue, New York City Center…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tony Rulings: ‘1984’ Can Vie for Best Play; Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane Avoid Showdown by Michael Paulson

The committee on eligibility also decided that Glenda Jackson stood tallest of “Three Tall Women.”

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Tony Awards Decide Eligibility for FROZEN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, 1984, THREE TALL WOMEN & More by BroadwayWorld

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on April 12 for the third time this season to decide the eligibility of Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2018 Tony Awards, pr…

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‘1984’ will be eligible for all Tony Awards categories by Caitlin Huston

“1984” will now be considered for all Tony Awards categories after a nominator recused himself from the committee, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday. In its fir…

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Third 2018 Tonys Eligibility Rulings: Frozen Stars Will Compete in Leading Category; 1984 Is Now Eligible & More by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met today for the third time to confirm the eligibility status of seven Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2018 Tony Award…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Photo Flash: BroadwayHD Premieres THE TOXIC AVENGER at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayHD premiered The Toxic Avenger Musical at the Chicago Comic amp Entertainment Expo C2E2 to a packed auditorium. The comic musical is based on the 1984 film created by Troma Entertain…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Murray Head makes an unfortunate exit from Chess, replaced with fantastic US actor

Veteran Chess actor Murray Head, who starred in the original 1986 production in London's West End alongside Elaine Paige and Tommy Körberg and provided the vocal…

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Theater Professionals Say Eliminating Sexual Harassment On Broadway Won’t Be Easy

A few years before Stacey Oristano booked the role she’s probably best known for — Mindy Riggins on Friday Night Lights — she was performing in a musical off-Broadway. When…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, March 28: Happy Birthday, Reba McEntire! by Alexa Criscitiello

Ms. McEntire, the third in a family of four children, grew up on a cattle ranch in the small, rural town of Chockie, Oklahoma. Her father expected all the children to work on the ranch and M…

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Broadway-Pedigree Flamingo Kid Musical Sets 2019 World Premiere with Hartford Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

A new musical adaptation of the 1984 film The Flamingo Kid has scheduled a world premiere production with Hartford Stage. Featuring a book and lyrics by Tony winner Robert L. Freedman (A Gen…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Christian Borle & Laura Michelle Kelly to Lead Me and My Girl at Encores! by Andy Lefkowitz

Two-time Tony winner Christian Borle and Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly have been announced as co-stars of the upcoming Encores! revival of Me and My Girl. Directed and choreograp…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Book Review: The Baron of Broadway, ‘Unmasked: A Memoir’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber by Geoffrey Melada

One sunny afternoon in 1984, Andrew Lloyd Webber (not yet “Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber” or “Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton” as he is known today) paid 50 cents for a used copy of Gaston…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

David Ogden Stiers, Broadway Veteran & Emmy-Nominated M*A*S*H Star, Dies at 75 by Andy Lefkowitz

David Ogden Stiers, the Broadway alum who rose to fame as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on TV's M*A*S*H, passed away on March 3, according to The New York Times. The cause of…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

The Tony Randall Show by Trav S.D.

Born today: Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg (1920-1984) known better to the world by his stage name Tony Randall. We’ve already paid tribute to Randall’s co-starring turn on the origina…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Up ‘n’ Under review at Canada Water Cultural Space, London – ‘a spirited revival’ by Dave Fargnoli

Following the fortunes of a struggling amateur rugby club, John Godber’s 1984 underdog tale gets a playful and accessible treatment in Fingersmiths’

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Wonderland/Chicken Soup review – mining dramas dig deep in Nottingham and Sheffield by Lyn Gardner

Nottingham Playhouse / Sheffield Crucible Studio Beth Steel gives a clear-eyed account of 1984 strike while Ray Castleton and Kieran Knowles focus on its legacy for womenThe rock glistens in…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Review: ‘Chess’ at the Kennedy Center by Hilary Sutton

Who knew a game of chess could be so rock ’n roll? Or so sexy? Or set off rumblings of nuclear war? The semi-staged concert version of Chess, the 1984 rock opera playing a short run at the…

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Michael Ball, Murray Head, Alexandra Burke, More Cast in London Chess Revival by Adam Hetrick

Head, who scored a hit with “One Night in Bangkok” from the show’s 1984 concept album, went on to star in the original West End run.

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