Monday, September 25, 2017

"After the Rehearsal" at Barbican Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Barbican Theatre will soon be hosting the stage performance of Ingmar Bergman's "After the Rehearsal", from September 27, 2017. The play follows the story of  Hendrik Vogler, a dir…

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Broadway Grosses: Come From Away Soars at the Box Office by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony-nominated musical Come From Away welcomed many to the rock last week. The production soared to the number one slot by capacity (101.85%). Come From Away also brought in $1,310,806, exce…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - September 25, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MICHAEL MOORE, and More Top Broadway Growth! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Dear Evan Hansen 1.93, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1.65, Miss Saigon 1.39, Come From Away 1.35 and War Paint 1.30. The top growing curren…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Top 15 Shows to See in New York This Week: Stevie Wonder to “Dolls’ House” by Mark Beech

Performing arts this week offer New York everything from Stevie Wonder to challenging new plays. Here is a choice of the very best – one-time concerts, theatrical openings, shows at the en…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Past Is The Present Is The Future: A Review of 1984 at AstonRep Theatre Company by Danielle Levsky

George Orwell's best-selling dystopian novel receives an urgent adaptation at AstonRep.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Groundhog Day & Bandstand Close with Sunny Skies at the Box Office by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway said farewell to both Groundhog Day and Bandstand on September 17. During its run, Groundhog Day garnered eight Tony nominations, including one for headliner Andy Karl for his …

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Olivia Wilde, Reed Birney, and the Cast of 1984 Celebrate 101 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The theatrical adaption of George Orwell’s dystopian novel officially opened on Broadway June 22.

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Photo Flash: Olivia Wilde and Reed Birney Commemorate 101st Visit to Room 101

Performances of 1984 continue at Broadway's Hudson Theatre.

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INDUSTRY: Miss Saigon, Terms of My Surrender, and Bandstand Top Broadway's Social Media Growth by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Miss Saigon 6.33, Bandstand 2.41, Dear Evan Hansen 2.16, Come From Away 2.06 and Groundhog Day 1.72. The top growing current Broadway plays wer…

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Photo Coverage: 1984 Celebrates 101 Broadway Performances! by Walter McBride

100 performances is a major milestone on Broadway, but 101 is even better at the Hudson Theatre. Broadway's dystopian thriller 1984 just celebrated its 101st performance and BroadwayWorld wa…

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

AstonRep Theatre’s 1984 plays through Oct. 7 at The Raven Theatre by Michael J. Roberts

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2017-18 season with 1984, a chilling view of a [...]

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Friday, September 15, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Ted Greenberg by Zack Calhoon

Ted Greenberg made his stand-up comedy debut at New York City’s Comic Strip at age 15. A few years later he became a staff writer for the groundbreaking Harvard Lampoon. After leaving Harv…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Top 15 Shows to See in New York This Week: McCartney to “Bandstand” by Mark Beech

Paul McCartney The former Beatle’s shows now range over his entire career with ease. We get everything from teenage compositions up to his collaborations with Kanye West.At Madison Square …

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Mrs Orwell Q&A podcast and photos: What might George Orwell have written after 1984? by Terri Paddock

Sales of George Orwell’s 1984 surged by a staggering 9,500% after the election of Donald Trump to become Amazon’s biggest seller. Orwell himself died, at the age of 46, in Jan…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Theater openings Sept. 15-21

Friday “1984”: Big Brother is watching in AstonRep Theatre Company’s latest. Through Oct. 8 at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.; 773-828-9129 and Saturday "Five Guys N…

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INDUSTRY: Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, and Terms of My Surrender Top Broadway's Social Media Growth by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals wereMiss Saigon10.95,Dear Evan Hansen2.38,Come From Away1.92,Hello, Dolly1.71 andCharlie and the Chocolate Factory1.52. The top growing current Broa…

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New season at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opens with ‘Carmen’ by Blouin Artinfo

You may choose to love it or love to hate it, but the overwhelming ticket demand has ensured that Dorothy Chandler Pavilion enters its fourth decade with season opening production of “Carm…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dramatizing Dystopia by (jdstokely)

By Jonathan Mandell. Jonathan Mandell runs down the recent past and present dramatization of dystopian novels on stage, including 1984 , and asks whether what’s on stage is reflected in th…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Top 15 Shows to See in New York This Week: “1984” to Clapton by Mark Beech

1 “Inanimate”The world premiere of “Inanimate,”’ written by Nick Robideau and directed by Courtney Ulrich, tells the story of Erica, played by Lacy Allen. She is a shy, socially aw…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Culturalist Results! Here Are the Fall Shows Fans Are Most Looking Forward To by Lindsey Sullivan

Labor Day weekend is officially over, which means that summer is unofficially over, but we do have some good news for you to kick off your workweek. The 2017-2018 Broadway season is underway…

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INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report September 5, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, BANDSTAND Top Growth! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Come From Away 2.19, Bandstand 1.82, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1.69, Aladdin 1.68 and Dear Evan Hansen 1.61. The top growing current Br…

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Kenny Delmar, Without Whom There’d Be No Foghorn Leghorn by Trav S.D.

Kenny Delmar (Kenneth Frederick Fay Howard, 1910-1984) was born on this day.  A household word in the late 1940s, today he is known only to show biz buffs, usually as a footnote in the hist…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Review: 1984, Greenside @ Infirmary Street by Rosie Hilton

During a year of politics in which George Orwell’s 1984 has been constantly referenced and drawn parallels with, an adaptation of the novel for the stage is always an intriguing prospect.…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

King Crimson at Beacon Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Beacon Theatre in New York presents the live performance of the English art-rock band "King Crimson." This influential art-rock band was formed in London in 1968 and has undergone numer…

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Michael Gregorio to Perform at Bataclan, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

French mimicry artist, comedian, and singer, Michael Gregorio, will perform at Bataclan, Paris, in October.  Michael Gregorio was born in 1984 in France. His father was a soldier. He to…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 #LiveatFive with Reed Birney of 1984 by

Reed Birney stops by HQ to chat about 1984 and more with Beth Stevens.

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Odds & Ends: Bebe Neuwirth to Pay Tribute to Ann Reinking, Beyonce Choreographer Tapped for Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey & More to Pay Tribute to Ann Reinking A jazzy lineup of Fosse veterans will hat-tip Tony-winni…

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The 2017 Broadway Fall Preview by Broadwaydirect

As the summer winds down, it’s time to take a sneak peek at what’s coming up on Broadway in the fall. The new Broadway season kicked off early, in May, with 1984 (Hudson Theatre), a scar…

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Swing on Over to Bandstand Before Its September Closing by

Theater lovers were saddened to read the closing notice for Broadway's original musical Bandstand, which will play its final performance on September 17. Since the announcement, the…

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INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report August 28, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY Tops Broadway Growth Plus New West End Chart! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Come From Away 2.22, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1.70, Dear Evan Hansen 1.70, Miss Saigon 1.50 and Groundhog Day 1.43. The top growing cu…

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