Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sarah Brightman-Andrew Lloyd Webber Reunion Set For Singer’s Livestream Christmas Concert by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Singer Sarah Brightman’s first livestream Christmas concert next month will include a reunion with her former husband and partner-in-theater Andrew Lloyd Webber. The two will pe…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

New Film Preview: “#valentinesday” – A Romantic Comedy About Modern Love and Dating – Coming February 2021 by David Roberts

Dreambird Studios debut feature film, #valentinesday, produced by industry veteran, Mark Forstater (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) is set to be released on February 14, 2021. A modern day …

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

David Mamet directs Patti LuPone in ‘Boston Marriage’ on Broadway’s Best Shows by Deb Miller

On Thursday, November 12, Broadway’s Best Shows returns to the digital screen with a new limited-time livestream production of Boston Marriage, written and directed by playwright David Mam…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

June Marlowe: More Than Miss Crabtree by Trav S.D.

We’re not quite sure why, but we suddenly find ourselves writing about all these people from Minnesota: Ignatius Donnelly (November 3), Gig Young (November 4), and today our topic is scree…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

'He Was My Baby!' Viola Davis on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Co-Star Chadwick Boseman; Watch the Trailer by Beth Stevens

Ahead of the December 18 release of the film adaptation of master dramatist August Wilson's first play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Netflix offered a press sneak peek. Starring Oscar and Tony w…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

INXS Musical in Development and Aiming for Broadway and the West End by Caitlin Moynihan

Australian rock band INXS is getting the musical treatment. The group's long-term manager Chris Murphy and music groups Universal and Warner Chappell have signed on for the development of a …

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Radial Park at Halletts Point Play Presents PURPLE RAIN With Aaron Marcellus, Nick Rashad Burroughs & Lenesha Randolph

Radial Park at Halletts Point Play, on the heels of its premiere production of The Phantom of the Opera, has announced the next movie to hit its big screen, 1984's rock-musical drama and Aca…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Film Adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Starring Viola Davis, Sets Netflix Premiere Date by Lindsey Sullivan

Netflix has announced the premiere date for its starry screen adaptation of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The film will be available beginning on December 18. As previously ann…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CounterBalance brings accessibility to dance by Irene Hsiao

Going online opens more opportunities in this year's festival. “I’ve been a dancer all my life,” says CounterBalance founder Ginger Lane. Trained primarily…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Walter Pidgeon: Sleep Aid by Trav S.D.

It’s rare if not unprecedented for me to use a late paragraph photo of a classic star, but this is how I always think of Walter Pidgeon (1897-1984). Pidgeon was in plenty of movies when I …

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

5 Best Shows Eligible for the 2020 Tony Awards by Performerstuff

5 Best Shows Eligible for the 2020 Tony Awards Written by: CK Anderson September 10, 2020 As the old adage says, “The show must go on,” and that includes the Tony Awards. Here are f…

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Monday, August 24, 2020

James Lapine to Release Book About the Making of Sunday in the Park with George by Lindsey Sullivan

Three-time Tony winner James Lapine is releasing a book about his creative process on one of his most beloved musicals: Sunday in the Park with George! Putting It Together: How Stephen Sond…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

PINKERTON: THAT TIME WHEN DEMOCRATS’ VETTING OF A FEMALE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WENT AWRY (REVIEW OF ‘REAGAN’S COWBOYS’, BY JOHN B. ROBER by Robert Shuman

(James P. Pinkerton’s article appeared on Breitbart, 8/12; Photo: Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress.) Male Democrat presidential nominees don’t always do a good job of vetting their …

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

BOOK: JOHN B. ROBERTS II INTERVIEW (Pt. 2): INSIDE THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO by Robert Shuman

DIGGING DEEPER:  JOHN B. ROBERTS II ON THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BALLOT BOX, AND HIS NEW BOOK  ON MORNING IN AMERICA…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Miraculous review – witty one-hit wonders drama by Mark Fisher

Available onlineThere are a string of cartoonish events and a jangly slice of chart-topping indie pop in this play about missed opportunities Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and d…

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Broadway Games: Which Came First? by JK

Congratulations! You've made it through another week, in good health we hope. Here's our weekly game to bring you some theater related fun and stress relief. Today we bring back a favorite -…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Regal Cinemas Says It Will Reopen In August by Artsjournal

Along with AMC and Cinemark, Regal closed down U.S. sites in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic — which profoundly altered the spring and summer slate. “Wonder Woman 1984” was move…

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BOOK: JOHN B. ROBERTS II INTERVIEW (Pt. 1): INSIDE THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO by Robert Shuman

MOB RULE:  JOHN B. ROBERTS II ON THE 1984 REELECTION CAMPAIGN’S SECRET OPERATION AGAINST GERALDINE FERRARO, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BALLOT BOX, AND HIS NEW BOOK  ON MORNING IN AMERICA:  …

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Review: Amadeus. Mozart’s rival is Salieri; the play’s rival is the movie by Jonathan Mandell

Historically, Amadeus is baloney. Theatrically, it’s a feast. Musically, the National Theatre’s 2016 production of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play — a recording of which is being streamed…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

VIDEO: On This Day, July 14- Remembering Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents was best known for his work as librettist on Gypsy and West Side Story, but was also well known as a playwright, having won a Tony Award® for Hallelujah, Baby! in 1968. Lat…

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Woman Who Made The Best Basketball Movie Ever Just Made The Best Action Movie Of 2020 by Artsjournal2

Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Love & Basketball (don’t @ us) and the also incredible, totally different Beyond the Lights, casually became the first Black woman to direct a superh…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Hot Clip of the Day: Cutting Loose with "Let's Hear It For the Boy" from Broadway's Footloose

July 8th is Kevin Bacon's birthday. It doesn't take six degrees to make us immediately think of the 1998 Broadway musical adapted from his 1984 hit film Footloose.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

FORGOTTEN PLAYS: NO 4 – BLOODY POETRY (1984) BY HOWARD BRENTON by Robert Shuman

(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/22.) This magnificently honest play about the Shelleys and Byron’s summer of sexual experimentation raises difficult questions a…

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Forgotten plays: No 4 – Bloody Poetry (1984) by Howard Brenton by Michael Billington

This magnificently honest play about the Shelleys and Byron’s summer of sexual experimentation raises difficult questions about the cost of utopian aspirations Howard Brenton’s output is…

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Preview: A new musical highlights The Young Columbians 45th Anniversary Celebration by Carolyn Kelemen

During the summer of 1984, young Edward Norton interviewed Columbia’s founder James W. Rouse for a teenage television program called “The Graffiti Show.” Jim Rouse looked directly into…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Redefining the Superhero: ‘The Toxic Avenger’ on BroadwayHD by Matthew Wexler

The 1984 cult classic gets a musical makeover, now availalble for streaming on BroadwayHD featuring the West End production. The post Redefining the Superhero: ‘The Toxic Avenger’ on Br…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Bruce Jay Friedman Dies: Oscar-Nominated Screenplay Writer, Author And Playwright Was 90 by Bruce Haring

Bruce Jay Friedman, an author, playwright and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer for Tom Hanks’s 1984 ilm Splash, died today in New York City. He was 90 and no cause of death was given by h…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

BOOK: ‘REAGAN’S COWBOYS’ BY JOHN B. ROBERTS II by Robert Shuman

A Presidential Election Year Is Like the Wild West . . . When rumors about Geraldine Ferraro–the first woman vice-presidential nominee by a major party in U.S history–reached First Lady …

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Fred Willard, The Master Of Comic Cluelessness, Has Died At 86 by Artsjournal2

His collaborations with Christopher Guest and Guest’s mockumentary ensemble were epic. “He played an Air Force colonel in This Is Spinal Tap (1984), then was travel agent/amateur actor…

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020

Gem Spa, a 100 year old East Village institution, is closing for good. by Admin

To illustrate the vital importance of its illustrious history, Gem Spa is featured on the back cover of the first album by the New York Dolls. Poets Allen Ginsberg and Ted Berrigan both ment…

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