Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Alex Michaels, Best Known as Alexis Michelle, to Star in La Cage aux Folles at Barrington Stage by Hayley Levitt

Alex Michaels—better known as drag queen Alexis Michelle—will lead the Barrington Stage Company production of La Cage aux Folles as Albin alongside Tom Story as Georges. Directed by Mi…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:48PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New Adaptation of 1984 to Premiere at Theatre Royal Bath by Logan Culwell-Block

Lindsay Posner will direct the Ryan Craig-penned script.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:48PM
Sunday, April 14, 2024

The week in theatre: Player Kings; Red Pitch; Underdog: The Other Other Brontë – review by Susannah Clapp

Noël Coward; @sohoplace; Dorfman; LondonIan McKellen reigns supreme in Robert Icke’s Henry IV mashup; Tyrell Williams’s coming-of-age football drama is bang on target; and the Brontë s…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

British Triple Crown of Acting: Meet the 8 performers who have won BAFTA Film and TV Awards plus Oliviers by Matthew Stewart

The 1976 establishment of the Society of West End Theatre Awards (renamed the Laurence Olivier Awards in 1984) signaled the introduction of the British entertainment industry’s own acting …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:00AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Cast Climbs Aboard the London Return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express by Darryn King

The complete cast is set for the London return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. The musical about sentient trains begins performances at the specially designed Starlight Audito…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:41PM
Monday, March 25, 2024

John Philip: Oceans of Love and Life by Sandi Durell

Cabaret Review by Marilyn Lester . . . . Remember that 1984 hit film whose eponymous song had the call-and-response refrain: “Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Well, for aspiring cabaret…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:46AM
Sunday, March 24, 2024

We’re Not Going Back review – perfectly pitched miners’ strike musical by Clare Brennan

Cast, DoncasterElvi Piper’s fine revival of Boff Whalley’s 2014 musical comedy about three sisters on a pit village frontline in 1984 is full of humour, drama and lived experience Boff W…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:02AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

‘Am I playing Dolly Parton? I’m flattered!’ Imelda Staunton launches Hello, Dolly! in London by Chris Wiegand Stage Editor

Staunton reunites with Follies director Dominic Cooke to bring ‘old musical to a new audience’ at the Palladium in July After a four-year delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Imelda St…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

‘It was hard – but there was lots of laughter’: women’s stories of the miners’ strike told on tour by Aneesa Ahmed

Forty years on from the battle to save Britain’s pits, a revival of Boff Whalley’s drama We’re Not Going Back honours women’s contribution Ten years ago, Boff Whalley created a play …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12AM
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty; Dimitris Papaioannou: Ink – review by Sarah Crompton

Birmingham Hippodrome; Sadler’s Wells, LondonCarlos Acosta’s BRB revels in an expansive revival of Peter Wright’s 80s classic, while the Greek choreographer’s sensational-looking Ink…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

André De Shields Celebrates The 40th Anniversary of Haarlem Nocturne  by Jk Clarke

Cabaret Review by Marilyn Lester . . . . No matter the vehicle, actor-singer-producer André De Shields can be depended upon for ultra-high energy entertainment coupled with intelligence, re…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:55PM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Those Reviews!! 😬🫣 #TheRink #BroadwayBreakdown #shorts by Broadway By Ghostlight

Harsh and...interesting things were said about The Rink on Broadway when it opened in 1984. Were they fair? Check out the full breakdown to judge for yourself!

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:21PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

André De Shields Celebrates Haarlem Nocturne in 40th Anniversary Concerts Starting February 20 by Margaret Hall

The 1984 revue, written by and originally starring Tony winner De Shields, celebrates music by the Black American diaspora.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Video: Celebrate 40 Years of THE RINK

On February 9, 1984, The Rink opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 29 previews and 204 regular performances.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:08AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights in Honor of Chita Rivera by Darryn King

Broadway's theaters will dim their marquee lights on February 17 to honor the memory of two-time Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera. Rivera died on January 30 at the age of 91. The ligh…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:42PM

Purple Rain Stage Musical to Have Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Spring 2025 by Hayley Levitt

Purple Rain, the new musical based on Prince’s 1984 film, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis, MN in spring 2025. The show will run at Hennepin…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:42PM
Friday, February 2, 2024

Post your questions for Neil Morrissey by Rich Pelley

He’s acted with Anthony Hopkins and Laurence Oliver, had two No1 singles and fooled the nation in a spoof documentary. Ask him anything, but keep it respectful There’s a lot more to Neil…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:06AM
Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Chita Rivera (1933–2024). Photo by Gregg Delman for The New York Times from “The Visit” (2015).January 31, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler. Chita Rivera first start…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 01:34PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

From 1984 to 2024: Teatro Ictus’s “Primavera Con Una Esquina Rota” (Springtime In a Broken Mirror) at Santiago a Mil by Maria Delgado

Primavera con una esquina rota (Springtime in a broken mirror) has acquired a legendary status. First produced by Teatro Ictus in 1984, this adaptation of Mario Benedetti’s eponymous 1982 …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:49PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Don't Destroy Me, Arcola Theatre review - a theatre history curio by Aleks.sierz

Forgotten play by the author of Tom & Viv is realistic, but lacks dramatic focus British Theatre abounds in forgotten writers. And in ones whose early work is too rarely revived. One su…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 02:48PM

Don’t Destroy Me review – war is not over for fractured Jewish family by David Jays

Arcola, LondonTimely revival of Michael Hastings’ unsettling 1956 play that examines the legacy of war on immigrants in postwar London It’s just over a decade since the second world war …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:36AM
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Prince's 'Purple Rain' Movie Being Adapted into Stage Musical - American Songwriter

A stage musical based on the 1984 Prince film Purple Rain currently is being developed, Playbill.com reports. Videos by American Songwriter. The ...

SOURCE: Google at 10:54PM

Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Garfield, Andrew Scott & Tom Hardy to Star in Audible's 1984

Andrew Garfield and Cynthia Erivo will lead Audible’s audio adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984. 

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:41PM

Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Scott, Tom Hardy, More to Star in 1984 for Audible by Margaret Hall

The audio adaptation will also feature an original score by Muse’s Matthew Bellamy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:24PM

Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ to become a Broadway musical by Karu F. Daniels

Prince's hit 1984 movie, “Purple Rain,” the tale of a musician dealing with difficulties at home, musical rivalry and a burgeoning romance, is headed for Broadway.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 01:01PM

Purple Rain in the Works for Broadway by Sandi Durell

Based on the 1984 award-winning film and Prince soundtrack “Purple Rain” expect a new Broadway musical helmed by director Lileana Blain-Cruz and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Appropriate) writ…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:20AM

Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Erivo and Andrew Scott to Star in Audible Adaptation of ‘1984’ (Exclusive) by Caitlin Huston

Andrew Garfield and Cynthia Erivo will lead Audible’s audio adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.  The Amazing Spider-Man and Wicked stars will play Winston and Julia, respectively, along…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:00AM
Monday, January 8, 2024

Prince’s Purple Rain to become a Broadway musical by Benjamin Lee

The hit 1984 film is set to become a stage show with a book from Pulitzer prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Prince’s hit film Purple Rain is set to become a Broadway musical. The 1984 …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:46AM

Prince's Purple Rain Being Adapted as Stage Musical by Logan Culwell-Block

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will adapt the book from the legendary 1984 film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:32AM

Prince’s Purple Rain Gets Stage Adaptation from Lileana Blain-Cruz and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Hayley Levitt

Purple Rain, Prince’s 1984 musical film, is being adapted for the stage with production details to be announced in the coming months. Based on the original screenplay by William Blinn and …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:18AM

‘Purple Rain’ Forecast For Broadway In Stage Adaptation By ‘Appropriate’ Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Greg Evans

Purple Rain, Prince’s smash 1984 music-packed film, is being developed for the stage by a Broadway producer, with a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and dire…

SOURCE: Deadline at 09:00AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards