Monday, March 4, 2019

Hamilton Olivier Winner Giles Terera and More Join West End Rosmersholm by Ryan McPhee

1984 playwright Duncan Macmillan penned the new adaptation of the Ibsen play.

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Further Cast Are Announced For Duncan Macmillan's New Adaptation Of Ibsen's ROSMERSHOLM by BroadwayWorld

New casting is announced for Henrik Ibsen's Rosmersholm, adapted by Duncan Macmillan People, Places and Things, 1984 and directed by Ian Rickson Jerusalem, The Birthday Party.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

“Rock & Goal” at Amphithéâtre Bastille, Paris by Blouinartinfo

“Rock & Goal” choreographed by Michel Kelemenis will be on stage from April 12-15 at Amphitheatre Bastille, Paris.“Tennis, boxing, gymnastics and rugby, to name but a few, are danc…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

George Givot: Faux Greek Ukrainian with a Faux French Name by Trav S.D.

  George Givot (Yuri Givistinsky, 1903-1984) was a performer who qualified as a star, or close to it, in his own time, but whose name has gotten swallowed up by time. Born in Ekaterinos…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Akhnaten review at London Coliseum – ‘a visually extraordinary staging’ by George Hall

English National Opera’s collaboration with Improbable and its director Phelim McDermott on Philip Glass’ 1984 opera returns for its first revival. It

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Monday, February 11, 2019

D’Urville Martin: Directed Dolemite by Trav S.D.

Another post in celebration of Black History Month. Actor and director D’Urville Martin (1939-1984) was born on February 11.  Born and raised in Harlem, Martin began his movie career …

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BWW Review: CHITA RIVERA, Cadogan Hall by Aliya Al-Hassan

At 86, Chita Rivera could easily justify putting her feet up a little. She first performed in London back in 1958 in the iconic role of Anita in West Side Story and has never stopped since. …

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Albert Finney, Tony-Nominated Star of Joe Egg & Daddy Warbucks in Annie Film, Dies at 82 by Andy Lefkowitz

Albert Finney, the celebrated British actor who earned acclaim for a variety of roles on stage and screen, died on February 7 at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. The cause of death, acc…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Blackface on Stage: The Complicated History of Minstrel Shows by New York Theater

The strange doings in Virginia have brought blackface back in the news. Reaction to the unearthing of a photograph on the 1984 medical school yearbook page of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam att…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

David Gorcey: Long-Lasting “Kid” by Trav S.D.

A salute today to an important Dead End Kid/ East Side Kid/ Bowery Boy, David Gorcey (1921-1984). The son of character actor Bernard Gorcey, David started out as a child actor, appearing in …

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke to Star in Rosmersholm in the West End by Olivia Clement

Ibsen's play is adapted by 1984 playwright Duncan Macmillan in a new production from director Ian Rickson and producer Sonia Friedman.

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Tom Burke And Hayley Atwell To Appear In ROSMERHOLM At The Duke Of York's Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Henrik Ibsen's classic examination of a country in state of political flux has been adapted by Duncan Macmillan People, Places and Things, 1984, Every Brilliant Thing. The sharply prescient …

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Pre-Order the Cast Recording For THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT by BroadwayWorld

Ghostlight Records has announced that The Jonathan Larson Project is now available for pre-order and is scheduled for release in physical, digital, and streaming formats on Friday, April 5. …

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“Akhnaten” at London Coliseum by Blouin Artinfo

Phelim McDermott’s Olivier award-winning production “Akhnaten,” will be on stage at the London Coliseum from February 11-March 7, 2019.“Akhnaten” returns to ENO for its first reviv…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Chess’ at 2nd Star Productions by Kelsey Casselbury

The history of “Chess the Musical” is nearly as fascinating as its subject matter of tensions during the Cold War. The West End (London) production opened in 1986 after first bei…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Merwin Goldsmith, Veteran Broadway Character Actor, Dead at 81 by Andy Lefkowitz

Merwin Goldsmith, a reliable stage-and-screen actor whose career spanned Shakespeare, television and musical theater, died on January 21 at his home in New York City, according to The Hollyw…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

World Premiere: “Winterreise” at Teatro alla Scala, Milan by Blouin Artinfo

Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj’s latest work, “Winterreise,” with Franz Schubert’s music runs from January 23- March 9, 2019, at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala.The Austrian bass barito…

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Kaye Ballard, Star of Broadway's The Golden Apple, Dead at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Kaye Ballard, a musical comedy star who found success on stage and screen, died of natural causes on January 21 in Rancho Mirage, California, according to Variety. She was 93. Born Catherin…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Violet La Plante: A WAMPAS in Westerns by Trav S.D.

Violet La Plante (1908-1984) was Laura La Plante’s kid sister, and benefited from her stardom, though she never achieved anything like the success of her famous sibling. Violet made ju…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Broadway Mourns Carol Channing by Barry Gordin

BROADWAY THEATRES TO DIM LIGHTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019 AT 7:45 PM IN MEMORY OF Theatrical Legend CAROL CHANNING On Broadway Ms. Channing appeared in: Hello, Dolly! (1995 Revival),…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Alexander Romanovsky at Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires by Blouin Artinfo

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires presents a concert directed by Enrique Arturo Diemecke with pianist Alexander Romanovsky on February 28, 2019 at the Teatro Colon.The concert highl…

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British artist Jeremy Deller to Premiere New Work on “Desert Island Discs” by Blouin Artinfo

The British artist Jeremy Deller will appear as a castaway on the BBC Radio 4’s radio program “Desert Island Discs” accompanied by his favorite new version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hall…

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Billy Sands: Post-Burlesque Second Banana by Trav S.D.

Brief tribute to character actor Billy Sands (1911-1984). Comedy kingpins loved to have Sands around, but he could also hold his own in heavy drama. Sands started out as a stage actor, appea…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Title Songs: 1983 - 1987 by JK

Last year, we began a series of the Best Title Songs From Broadway Shows. Over the next few weeks, we'll finish that up. This week, it's all about the mid-80's. There were so many wonderful …

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Broadway celebrated 2019 with a slew of milestones: highest-grossing week and year in history and best-attended week and year since at least 1984, according to the Broadway League. Long-runn…

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Dancing in the Dark — Bruce Springsteen’s pop hit has a sting in its tail

The best covers are those that explore both sides of the 1984 song

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

“Only Fools and Horses” at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London by Blouin Artinfo

John Sullivan’s record-breaking top-rated television series “Only Fools and Horses,” is recreated by his son in a musical that opens at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from February…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Dame June Whitfield obituary by Stephen Dixon

Comic actor whose career ranged from Take It from Here on the radio to Terry and June and Absolutely Fabulous on TVJune Whitfield, who has died aged 93, was the most extraordinarily ordinary…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Audrey Geisel, The Keeper Of Dr. Seuss’ Flame, Has Died At 97 by Artsjournal2

Geisel, the widow of Theodor Geisel and a fierce protector and advocate for his estate, died on Wednesday. “Ms. Geisel, a petite woman of boundless energy, would hold court each mornin…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Donald Moffat, Tony-Nominated Actor of Stage & Screen, Dies at 87 by Andy Lefkowitz

Donald Moffat, a multi-talented actor who thrived in theater works ranging from Shakespeare to O'Neill, passed away on December 20 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, according to The New York T…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Randall Arney returns to Steppenwolf's 'True West', this time as director by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced that longtime ensemble member Randall Arney will direct its upcoming revival of Sam Shepard’s “True West,” the production that first…

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