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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Thursday, February 15, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, February 15- Celebrating the Life and Career of Stage Legend, Ethel Merman by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1984,Ethel Merman,a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Peter Gill: 'Nothing happens unless the middle classes do it' by Mark Lawson

The theatre director and playwright talks to Mark Lawson about his new play, Versailles, which explores the impact of the first world war on one familyTwo of the landmarks in the career of P…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Look Through the Opening Night Playbill of The Rink Starring Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera by Hannah Vine

The show opened on Broadway February 9, 1984, at the Martin Beck Theatre.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review: It Made Me Consider Me, New Diorama Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Somewhere between 1984 and The Office, lies It Made Me Consider Me. This surreal dystopian induction to R.A.L.P.H., the company which deals in the extraction and storage of unwanted human me…

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Review: The Lover at Lyceum, Edinburgh by David Pollock

Dream-like ambiguities: a female-led team adapt Marguerite Duras's 1984 novel of adolescent sexuality. The post Review: The Lover at Lyceum, Edinburgh appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Anastasia's Caroline O'Connor to Star in Kander & Ebb's The Rink in London by Andy Lefkowitz

Anastasia standout Caroline O'Connor is bound for London, set to star as Anna—the role that won Chita Rivera her first Tony Award—in a new mounting of Kander & Ebb's …

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Louis Zorich, Tony-Nominated Broadway Veteran & Mad About You Star, Dies at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Louis Zorich, the Tony-nominated Broadway actor who won over TV audiences as the father of Paul Reiser's character on Mad About You, has died, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.&nb…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

'Blind Date' is an intriguing look at the Reagan era with Deanna Dunagan as a perfect Nancy by Chris Jones

In the summer of 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a little joke. “My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever,” he s…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Estelle Winwood: A Welcome Late Arrival by Trav S.D.

Just a few words to hopefully illuminate the memory of Estelle Winwood (1883-1984 — yes she was 101 when she died). Most of us know her chiefly from when she was already ANCIENT! She i…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

'Accidental Curator': Molly Regan's shoebox essays become a solo show by Chris Jones

On March 10, 1985, Tribune columnists Michael Sneed and Cheryl Lavin announced that an actress named Molly Regan had joined the ensemble of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Regan’s calling…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

‘First They Killed My Father’ at Aero Theatre, Santa Monica by Blouin Artinfo

Aero Theatre will be screening the 2017 biographical historical thriller —“First They Killed My Father” — from January 3, 2018. Directed by Angelina Jolie and written by Jolie a…

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 of 2017 (US and UK edition) by Nicole Serratore

Since I did not end up going to Edinburgh this year I did not have enough shows in the UK to make a separate top 10 list.  So I'm combining US and UK shows this year because it's my lis…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Special Reports: Broadway Shockers 2017: 1984 Gives Audiences Truly Visceral Reactions

The stage adaptation of George Orwell's novel left theatergoers trembling on their way to the exit.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Liz Wollman's Top Ten of 2017 by Elizabeth Wollman

Good golly, Miss Molly, a top-ten list is a hard list to come up with, especially during a year when I found myself escaping to the theater as often as I possibly could. So many choices! So …

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Farinelli and the King Star Sam Crane on Unusual Family Vacations and an Imagined Stage Persona by Beth Stevens

Handsome and unassuming, Sam Crane has a self-deprecating manner (he is British after all) that tries to deflect from his accomplishments. Now reprising his role on Broadway in the acclaimed…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

How Big Mama Thornton Got Treated Small by Trav S.D.

Big Mama Thornton (Willie Mae Thornton, 1926-1984) was born this day. Hailing from Ariton, Alabama, Thornton grew up singing gospel music with her family at the church where her father preac…

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Alison Moyet at Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Alison Moyet will perform at Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin. She is an English performer, singer, and songwriter known for her bluesy contralto vocals. She gained recognition as part of the band …

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Friday, December 8, 2017

N.Y. Stage Review: ‘A Room In India,’ ‘Hundred Days’ & ‘Downtown Race Riot’ by Jeremy Gerard

Ariane Mnouchkine has spectacle, and exile, in her DNA. Her father, the Russian-born French film magnate Alexandre Mnouchkine, produced Jean Cocteau’s Les parents terribles, Philippe d…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Kelli O'Hara-Led COSI FAN TUTTE, LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY, JERRY SPRINGER Opera Highlight 2018 Works & Process Season at The Guggenheim by BroadwayWorld

Works amp Process at the Guggenheim has announced its spring 2018 season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Industry Editor Exclusive: 1984 and Beyond - How the Tony Awards Committee Makes Their Determinations by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor

Last week, the Tony Awards Administration Committee made news when it declared 1984 ineligible to receive a Tony Award. The decision covered not only the play itself, but everyone who worked…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Review: ‘The Pillowman’ at George Mason University by Chuck Leonard

Last night, the Mason Players opened another excellent student-directed play at George Mason University. Following strong performances of Deadman’s Cell Phone and 1984 earlier this semeste…

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Review: Glengarry Glen Ross, Playhouse Theatre by Tricia Wey

Firstly, let me warn you, if you have an aversion to swearing, take some time to prepare yourself before seeing Glengarry Glen Ross: there are F-bombs abundant. Published in 1984, David Mame…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Keith Barron obituary by Anthony Hayward

Versatile stage and screen actor who starred in Stand Up, Nigel Barton and found fame in the 1980s sitcom Duty FreeKeith Barron, who has died aged 83, was once described as “that utility h…

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

"People, Places & Things" is a Good Thing by Broadwayandme

The story that British playwright Duncan Macmillan tells in People, Places & Things isn't new. But the brilliant way in which this tale about a woman's struggles with alcoholism and addi…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Why did the Tony Awards drop '1984'? It's a Broadway mystery. by Peter Marks

The strange case of the thwarted Tony nominator.

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Why Broadway’s 1984 Was Deemed ‘Ineligible’ for Tony Awards by Adam Hetrick

The Tony Administration Committee’s November 9 decision had stated only that the production did not fulfill the eligibility requirements.

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