Friday, August 17, 2018

Review: Could ‘Be More Chill’ Be More Shrill? by Christopher Caggiano

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 17, 2018 The musical Be More Chill was already a bit of a sensation even before it recently opened Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square S…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Electric Dreams: The Musical boots up for its first staged reading by Gabi Bergman

The year is 1984. Sitting on your desk is a personal computer. Your neighbour is beautiful but you don’t know how to talk to her. So naturally, you get your computer to do it for you. Elec…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

The Time I Met Charlotte Rae (R.I.P., Dear Lady) by Trav S.D.

Just got the news that Charlotte Rae has died at age 92. The jolly, effervescent, stout little ball of talent is best remembered for her character Edna the housekeeper on Diff’rent Str…

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Totem by Cirque du Soleil at Royal Albert Hall, London by Blouin Artinfo

Totem is the new touring show by Cirque du Soleil, the company known for their on stage powerhouse performances. The show premiered in Montreal in 2010. It was written and directed by Robert…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Review: ‘Footloose’ at City of Fairfax Theatre Company by E.a. Aymar

Footloose – the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon about a disaffected teen who moves to a small town where dancing is outlawed and aims to change the law – occupies a curious place in the …

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

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

Arthur Laurentswas 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. Later as…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Queens of the Coal Age review – Maxine Peake shines light on women's fight for the mines by Catherine Love

Royal Exchange, Manchester Peake’s play is a fierce cry for recognition of the movement that supported miners and their families and saw women occupy a coal pit in protestThere’s a famil…

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Auditions for “The Pitmen Painters” at Network Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Auditions for “The Pitmen Painters” will be held at Network Theatre, London. Directed by Moira Cane and written by Lee Hall, the play is a Network Theatre Company presentation. Auditions…

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

“Only the Sound Remains” at Lincoln Centre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

“Only the Sound Remains” will be on stage at Lincoln Centre, New York.Kaija Saariaho is the composer and Peter Sellars is the director. The show will have its US premiere.The team includ…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

The Friday 5: Gay Characters That Influence by JK

In honor of the last days of Pride Month, I offer 5 Gay and Lesbian characters from plays and musicals that have had a huge impact on my life.  There are many more than five, of course,…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

“Summer and Smoke” at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

“Summer and Smoke” by tennessee Williams will be on stage at Almeida Theatre, London.The play is directed by Rebecca Frecknall. The play has been given five star ratings by various media…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” at Deutsche Oper Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims” is currently on stage at Deutsche Oper Berlin.This one-act dramma giocoso arguably marked one of the high points in Rossini’s career. An abs…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

“July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with The Go-Go's” at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles by Blouin Artinfo

Independence Day celebrations will be spectacular and memorable when The Go-Go’s take centerstage on July 4, 2018.So, make it a day to remember with a patriotic program of star-spangled mu…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake by Arts Review

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre have produced an excellent show in their current touring production of Swan Lake. There’s something deep and wondrous about a story that still inspires numerou…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dario Argento: A Retrospective at Max Linder Panorama, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

Max Linder will be screening six restored films in a retrospective of filmmaker Dario Argento’s work. Born in 1940, Argento is an Italian film director, producer, film critic and screenwri…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Helloween at Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles by Blouin Artinfo

The power of German metal rock will be for all to witness at the Hollywood Palladium this September. Formed in 1984, Helloween are a German power metal band from Hamburg, Northern Germany th…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Echo & The Bunnymen at The Barbican Centre, York by Blouin Artinfo

Formed in Liverpool in 1978, Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band. When they began, their original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bassis…

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Threads terrified a generation – now nuclear war is being restaged in Sheffield by Jude Rogers

Richard DeDomenici is reshooting 1984’s harrowing BBC drama over two days. The artist and his volunteer cast reflect on the original’s relevance in the Trump eraIt’s 7.15pm on a dreary…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of MTC'S DAN CODY'S YACHT; Opens June 6 by BroadwayWorld TV

Dan Cody's Yacht is now in previews ahead of a Wednesday, June 6 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I 131 West 55th Street. The cast of Dan Cody's Yacht features Kristen Bu…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Rink review at Southwark Playhouse, London – ‘a stunning performance’ by Tim Bano

Spectacle and subtlety meet in this rare revival of Kander and Ebb’s 1984 musical, set across one day in a dilapidated roller

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Caroline O'Connor on Leaving Anastasia for London's The Rink and the Legacy of Chita Rivera in the Role by Matt Wolf

Caroline O’Connor was born in the north of England to Irish parents, grew up in Australia, and works regularly in the U.S., including most recently on Broadway in Anastasia. She is ret…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Me and My Girl - A Musical From Yesterday Comes Roaring To Life by (judd Hollander)

 Reviewed by Judd HollanderIn this world of message musicals and important themes, it’s nice to know that every so often a vehicle comes along whose only purpose is to offer a good ti…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Yo La Tengo at Cabaret Sauvage, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

The American indie rock band, Yo La Tengo will perform at Cabaret Sauvage, Paris.“Active since 1986, date of the first album Ride the Tiger, Yo La Tengo is the prototype of the independent…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Elisabeth Moss on The Handmaid’s Tale: ‘This is happening in real life. Wake up people’ by Blouin Artinfo

The dystopian thriller written by Margaret Atwood rendered in a series from, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” has returned with a second season, and the new season is even more terrifying.Elisab…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Photo Throwback: Irene Cara Poses on the Red Carpet in 1984 by Walter McBride

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out these shots of Irene Cara from 1984

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Orwells’ 1984 by Scena Theatre by Jill Kyle-Keith

Time has long moved past the actual date of George Orwells’ classic novel, 1984, yet the future it envisioned when written in 1948 seems more prescient than ever. Director Robert McNam…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, May 2- SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens on Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 1984, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's art-world masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George, opened on Broadway starring Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters.

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Review: ‘1984’ by Scena Theatre by William Powell

Big Brother. Newspeak. Thoughtcrime. Doublethink. Orwellian. Those words have floated around the public lexicon for years, and at a time when the political zeitgeist contains phrases like …

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

15 Incredible Broadway Performances Overlooked By The Tony Awards This Year

Some great performances from shows like Mean Girls and Frozen weren’t included when the Tony nominees were announced Tuesday. Alex Newell, Once on This Island …

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Final 2018 Tonys Eligibility Rulings: Mean Girls Rivals Will Go Head to Head, Cursed Child Score Is Ineligible & More by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Awards administration committee met today for the fourth and final time this season to confirm the eligibility status of ten Broadway productions for the 2018 Tony Awards. The …

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

2017 - 2018: The Broadway Season That Was... by JK

With today's opening of The Iceman Cometh, the eligibility of the 2017 - 2018 Broadway season comes to a close.  By most accounts, this has been a lackluster season.  There have be…

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