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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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

London Transfer of Sunday in the Park with George, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford, Postponed Until 2021 by Lindsey Sullivan

The previously scheduled London transfer of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, has been postponed to 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. T…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Listening Party: Stream the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Sunday in the Park With George by Nathan Skethway

Tony nominee Melissa Errico recommends the cast album of the 1984 Sondheim musical.

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Yes, Indeed! A Hercules Live-Action Film Is in the Works by Lindsey Sullivan

Hercules will be the latest animated Disney film to get the live-action movie treatment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dave Callaham, the scribe behind The Expendables, Shang-Chi and …

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Color and Light! Here Are the Stunning Illustrations from Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration by Lindsey Sullivan

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration was certainly a feast for the ears, what with stars like Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadet…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Gear Up for the Sondheim 90th Birthday Salute with Mandy Patinkin's Brilliant "Buddy's Blues" by Lindsey Sullivan

Don't you adore Mandy Patinkin? We do, and this makes us especially excited for the previously announced Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, April 26. The …

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Gear Up for Mandy Patinkin's Performance on Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration by Lindsey Sullivan

Color us excited for the previously announced Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, April 26! Legendary Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be to…

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Watch The Northern Ballet’s production of 1984 by Gabi Bergman

Based on the George Orwell novel of the same name, Northern Ballet’s production of 1984 will change your perceptions of ballet.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Tripleplusgood by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a pay-per-view webcast performance by Houston’s Alley Theatre of a stage version of 1984. (This review was written before the death of my wife Hil…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Daily Distraction: Julie Andrews, Dorothy Loudon, and More Present a Sondheim Tribute by Ryan McPhee

The medley at the 1984 Tony Awards offers something familiar, yet something very, very peculiar.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Patrons Can Now Watch The Alley Theatre's Streaming Production Of 1984

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre is delighted to share the filmed production of 1984 with its patrons and supporters.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

West End History Hour – 27 March Starlight Express by Ray Rackham

By Ray Rackham Ray Rackham delves back into the boxes of programmes to bring you a celebration of the one and only Starlight Express which opened on 27 March 1984. This post West End History…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Scribe of Love! Valour! Compassion!, Ragtime & More, Dies at 81 by Andy Lefkowitz

Terrence McNally, the celebrated playwright and librettist who penned an award-winning body of work ranging from drama to farce to musical comedy, died on March 24 at Sarasota Memorial Hosp…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

VIDEO: Check Out the Newest Episode of THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW WITH JOSHUA TURCHIN

The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) continues with the release of the fourth episode featuring special guests Lily Brooks O'Briant (Netflix's The Big S…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Of Jack Barry and the Quiz Show Scandal by Trav S.D.

A little thing today about game show host and producer Jack Barry (Jack Barasch, 1918-1984). I was first aware of Barry when I was a kid, for he was the host of a show called The Joker’s W…

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