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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After a Nominator Is Denied Access, ‘1984’ Is Ineligible for Tonys by Michael Paulson

Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist and immigration-rights advocate who is a member of the Tony Awards nominating committee, was not allowed to see the play.

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Uninvited Nominator Leads to 1984's Tony Ineligibility by BroadwayWorld

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, the Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday for the first time this season and confirmed the eligibility status of five Broadway productions …

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Theater News: Tony Awards Administration Deems 1984 Ineligible Along With Other Rulings

The first round of rulings have been announced.

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Tony Awards Shocker: Did An Off-Stage Dispute Make Scorching ‘1984’ Ineligible For Prizes? by Jeremy Gerard

The first show of the 2017-2018 Broadway season has also sparked the first Tony head-scratcher of the season, seven months before the CBS telecast of the awards. On Thursday, the Tony Awards…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

First 2018 Tony Awards Eligibility Rulings: 1984 Won't Compete & More by

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on November 9 for the first time this season to decide the eligibility of Broadway productions for the American Theatre Wing's 2018 Tony Awar…

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Tony Administration Committee Rules on Eligibility of First 5 Shows of the Broadway Season by Adam Hetrick

Tony Awards eligibility for 1984, Marvin’s Room, The Terms of My Surrender, Prince of Broadway, and Time and the Conways were revealed in the first meeting of the season.

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‘1984’ is not eligible for a Tony, committee says by Caitlin Huston

In its first meeting of the season, The Tonys Committee decided that ‘1984’ would not be eligible for a Tony Award. ‘1984,’ originally written by George Orwell and ad…

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Breaking: Tony Awards Reveal First 2018 Decisions; 1984 Ineligible, Decisions on PRINCE OF BROADWAY & More by BroadwayWorld

The productions discussed were 1984, Marvin's Room, The Terms of My Surrender, Prince of Broadway, and Time and the Conways.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More Sign on for TACT's SALUTE TO THE BRAVE by BroadwayWorld

TACT, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kri…

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Actors say rude audiences are destroying Broadway by Michael Riedel

Reed Birney was beginning to smolder. Every time the actor came on stage as O’Brien, the chief torturer in “1984” at the Hudson Theatre, a group of theatergoers giggled. “The laughte…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. 1984 at Maryland Ensemble Theatre. “…timely and terrifying… – Mark Beachy. READ review. Synopsis: Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, Sullivan’s provocative ad…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

‘Stranger Things’ returns with Season 2 on Netflix by Blouin Artinfo

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” returns with brand new episodes in season 2 of the hit sci-fi series. While “Stranger Things,” on the surface, may appear like a pastiche of Spielbergia…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘1984’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Mark Beachy

A timely and terrifying adaptation of  George Orwell’s novel “1984” is now on stage at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, Maryland. Recent events must have inspir…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Tim Rice’s Chess to get West End revival by Roda Musa

Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice’s 1984 musical Chess is to run at the West End next year. Chess will show

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rosemary Leach obituary by Michael Coveney

Stage and screen actor who was admired for her roles as Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road and Mrs Honeychurch in the 1985 film Room With a ViewThe versatile and accomplished actor Rosema…

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Kander & Ebb's The Rink Will Skate Back to London in 2018 by Andy Lefkowitz

The short-lived (but much loved) 1984 musical The Rink will make a London return in 2018. The show, which features a book by Terrence McNally and a Tony-nominated score by John Kander a…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More to Star in SALUTE TO THE BRAVE at TACT by BroadwayWorld

TACT, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kri…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

'1984's Reed Birney Stops Performance to Address Rude Audience Member by BroadwayWorld

The controversial drama '1984' has been eliciting a host of reactions from audience members throughout its Broadway run, and Friday night's performance appears to have been no exception.

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Today on Broadway: Monday, October 9, 2017 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: “1984” Ends its Broadway Run, Jason Danieley Joins “Pretty Woman,” “Jello, Dolly!” Hikes Up its Prices, and This Week’s Theatrical Schedule …

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Big Brother Out! 1984 Takes Final Broadway Bow Today by Stephanie Wild

Today 1984 closes on Broadway, after completing its limited engagement. Take a look back on the show's journey.

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Broadway’s 1984 Plays Final Performance October 8 by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel stars Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde, and Tony winner Reed Birney.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Letter: Benjamin Whitrow in After Henry by Geoffrey Batten

In addition to his stage, TV and film work, Benjamin Whitrow made a significant contribution to the popular BBC Radio 4 sitcom After Henry, written by Simon Brett. Running for 34 episodes be…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Top 15 Shows to See in New York This Week: Guns N’ Roses, NY Philharmonic, “Bronx Tale” by Mark Beech

It is a busy week for the performing-arts calendar in New York. Music fans of every kind have shows to look forward to. Katy Perry plays Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center. Carneg…

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Broadway Grosses: Billy Porter & Stark Sands 'Raise You Up' as They Return to Kinky Boots by Andy Lefkowitz

The most beautiful thing happened on September 26 when Kinky Boots originals Billy Porter and Stark Sands rejoined the long-running musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Box o…

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