Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Zenzi Williams (‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’) on embracing the ‘sisterhood’ of salons: ‘We were carrying love all the way through’ [Ex by Sam Eckmann

“We played games and we laughed. And I felt like that was where the trust really began,” recalls Zenzi Williams of a pivotal potluck where she and her “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding�…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 05:00PM

Philadelphia, Here I Come! by David Walters

Philadelphia, Here I Come! is no exception. It's a fulfilling evening of theatre all the way around and worth your time beyond the opportunity to see Brian Friel's work.

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 11:48AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Remember This Trick by Kendra Jones

Green and gold shiny streamers hang around the space. Purim, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of Jews from annihilation, and dated all the way back to the fifth century BC, is b…

SOURCE: thefrontrowcenter.com at 03:23PM
Monday, March 4, 2024

John Lithgow to Play Roald Dahl in Royal Court Production of Giant, a New Play About the Author’s Antisemitism by Darryn King

Two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow is set to play Roald Dahl in a new play about the author's antisemitism. Giant, the debut play of Mark Rosenblatt, will be directed by Nicholas Hytne…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:18PM

John Lithgow to star in Royal Court play about Roald Dahl’s antisemitism by Chris Wiegand Stage Editor

US actor will appear in Mark Rosenblatt’s drama Giant, directed by Nicholas Hytner, in first season of new artistic director David Byrne His bestselling children’s books are regularly tu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Sunday, March 3, 2024

February 2024: Demons Mental and Literal by Nicole Serratore

I've had a bit too much time on my hands and have been watching too much TV. Some shows were not even worth finishing. I'm listing them for completeness.  But 12 shows in one month is too m…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 03:06PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Tracing the Undercurrent in The Following Evening by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Marcina Zaccaria . . . . For almost 15 years, I lived on Greenwich Street, a long road that extends north from downtown Manhattan, past the World Trade Center site, all the…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:02AM
Monday, February 5, 2024
Friday, December 22, 2023

Melanie La Barrie Takes Broadway & West End by Storm by bwaySHO

The & Juliet star has been with the SHO since its original days and saw it all the way through to Broadway. Now in her final weeks in the musical, we look back at Melanie La Barrie's Opening…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:46PM
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, December 14-20, 2023 by Kyle V. Hiller

The week features a screening of a rare Christmas special, an audio experience all the way from Dublin, holiday festivities at a historic mansion, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:01PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

All the Way with F.P.A. by Trav S.D.

November 15 was the birthday of humorist, columnist, radio personality and Algonquin wit Franklin P. Adams (Franklin Pierce Adams, 1881-1960). In his day, Adams was best known as a regular o…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 08:32AM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchett by Steven Morris

Kirsten Vangsness (Photo by J Doyel Photography) Reviewed by Julyza CommodoreOutside in TheatreThru October 30th Set in 1887 in High Court of Knobbs end, Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet is s…

SOURCE: stageraw.com at 05:12AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

‘Hadestown’ Broadway cast to perform in DC as play is added to Library of Congress by News Desk

Tony Award-winning composer Anaïs Mitchell will donate artifacts that represent development of the show all the way up to its Broadway premiere.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 07:12AM
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 2013-2023: Favorite Songs and Scores by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 2013-2023: Favorite Songs & Scores Continuing with that third decade (August 20, 2013 - August 19, 2023), I've been thinking of my favorite songs and scores from …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:07AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Theater Review: The 12 -- Goodspeed Musicals, CT by Lauren Yarger

  The cast of Goodspeed's THE 12. Photo: Diane Sobolewski The 12 Music and Lyrics by Neil BergBook and Lyrics by Robert SchenkkanDirected by John DoyleGoodspeed Musicals Through Oct. …

SOURCE: reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com at 04:15PM
Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The Nacirema Society | Audience Testimonials | Now through October 22 | Goodman Theatre by Goodman Theatre

ICYMI, THE NACIREMA SOCIETY has been extended by popular demand through October 22! Get tickets at GoodmanTheatre.org/Society and see why audiences are calling it "amazing all the way throug…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:42PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 2003-2013: Favorite Songs and Scores by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 2003-2013: Favorite Songs & Scores Continuing with that third decade (August 20, 2003 - August 19, 2013), I've been thinking of my favorite songs and scores from …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:03AM
Monday, September 18, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1993-2003: Favorite Songs and Scores by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 1993-2003: Favorite Songs & Scores Continuing with that second decade (August 20, 1993 - August 19, 2003), I've been thinking of my favorite songs and scores from…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:37AM
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Why Are American Artists Traveling All the Way to Scotland to Do Theatre? by Diep Tran

For many artists, if you can make it in Edinburgh, you can make it anywhere.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:55PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1983-1993: Favorite Songs and Scores by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 1983-1993: Favorite Songs & Scores Still looking at that first decade (August 20, 1983 - August 19, 1993), I've been thinking of my favorite songs and scores from…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:37AM
Thursday, August 24, 2023

"Ocarina Of Tap" - Legend Of Zelda - Themed Tap Dance Medley ft. Demi Remick by Postmodernjukebox

“Ocarina Of Tap” Legend Of Zelda Themed Tap Dance Medley cover by Postmodern Jukebox ft. Demi Remick | PMJ World Tour Tix: http://www.pmjtour.com Watch this one all the way through first…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:00PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Prayer for the French Republic Announces Initial Casting by Ruthie Fierberg

The upcoming Broadway production of Joshua Harmon’s play Prayer for the French Republic has set initial casting. Tony Award winner David Cromer will direct the previously announced produ…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:04PM
Monday, August 7, 2023

The Grand Old Opera House Hotel review – head-spinning operatic comedy by Mark Fisher

Traverse, EdinburghIsobel McArthur’s gag-filled farce takes place in a bland modern hotel with a previous life as an opera house Early in Isobel McArthur’s head-spinning new comedy, ther…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:49AM
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

ReDISCoveries: Spring Awakening (2006 OBCR) by JK

ReDISCoveries: Spring Awakening (2006 Original Broadway Cast Recording) Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other week …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:37AM
Thursday, July 13, 2023

Living the Dream: A Preview of SNL’s Devon Walker at Zanies by Carl Kozlowski

Devon Walker's ridden a wave of success all the way to "Saturday Night Live." Walker will be bringing his comedy stylings to the stage at Zanies July 13-15.

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Talking To Taylor Mac About His Life -- And Art by Frank Rizzo

Here is my first interview with performance artist Taylor Mac. We talked in 2015 at The Study hotel in New Haven just prior to his show at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas that…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 08:33AM
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Dear England review – touching, funny retelling of Gareth Southgate’s quiet revolution by Arifa Akbar

National Theatre, LondonIt’s a game of two halves, but Jason Graham’s dramatisation of Southgate rescuing a languishing England team delivers tension and movement James Graham’s story…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:07PM
Friday, May 12, 2023

People You Should Know . . . Kate Trammell by Zack Calhoon

Kate Trammell-Aside from Directing, Kate Trammell is an arts administrator, educator, and Autistic advocate based in New York City. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Theatr…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 05:54PM
Monday, May 8, 2023

Rouclere and Mildred: Purveyors of “Mildredism” by Trav S.D.

In the world of stage magic we are accustomed to a lamentable but long tradition of male domination: male illusionists and their female assistants. In the world of mediumship, however, it wa…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 08:02AM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

REVIEW: Shucked by JK

Review of the Saturday, April 22, 2023 matinee performance at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. Starring John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, Grey Henson, Caroline Innerbichle…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:36AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards