Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: ‘An Enemy of the People’ at Wheelhouse Theatre Company by Bill Crouch

Speaking “truth to power” is always a risky proposition and no play defines the perils of altruism more certainly than Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Written after the negative…

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Review: ‘An Enemy of the People’ at Wheelhouse Theater Company by Deb Miller

Economic self-interest, an ‘inconvenient truth,’ a ruthless politician, a whistleblower, ‘fake news,’ closed-door meetings, a bureaucratic cover-up, the refusal to work together for …

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Monday, June 12, 2017

For Flint, an 1882 Play About Bad Water Is ‘Exactly What We’re Living’ by Monica Davey

An adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” about the discovery of a tainted water supply, was painfully resonant when performed in Flint.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Staging a Water Crisis: ‘An Enemy of the People’ in Flint by American Theatre Editors

Artists from the U.S. and London are adapting Ibsen's play about a town with poisoned water in a town that is still in the throes of the same issue.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

An Enemy of the People, with Adaptation by Pulitzer Finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, to Play Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Director Thomas Ostermeier’s critically lauded Berlin production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People will play Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced.…

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Whistleblower! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Adapt German AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE for Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Director Thomas Ostermeier's critically lauded Schaubuhne production ofAN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen will be presented on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announc…

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Theater in the Trump Era: A Broadway Revival of ‘An Enemy of the People’ Is Planned by Michael Paulson

The new production of the oft-adapted work was developed at a German theater, Schaubühne, and is being brought to Broadway by David Binder.

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to Make Broadway Debut with Adaptation of An Enemy of the People by Ryan McPhee

The Pulitzer Prize finalist will pen an English translation of the Ibsen classic for Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer's acclaimed production.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

An Enemy of the People writes to his MP by John Morrison

A lightly edited version of the letter I posted yesterday to my MP Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary. Like Theresa May and Philip Hammond, he was a Remain supporter who seamlessly sw…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Loren Bidner by Zack Calhoon

Loren Bidner-Loren's favorite performances include The Signature Theatre’s The Trip to Bountiful with Lois Smith and Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Lady Windermere’s Fan directed by M…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Why has Thomas Ostermeier stripped his Richard III of politics? | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

Shedding his clothes and seducing the audience, Lars Eidinger’s Gloucester is the classic charming narcissist – but why soften the play’s political bite at such a crucial time?I have a…

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Public Enemy: Truth and Consequences by Jk Clarke

          by Beatrice Williams-Rude   This Public Enemy—now playing at the Pearl Theatre—is not Scarface or John Dillinger; rather, it’s David Harrower’…

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Public Enemy by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Ibsen’s "An Enemy of the People" is a classic of modern drama but at times it can seem musty in a poor translation. David Harrower’s "Public Enemy" is not only a shrewd, accessible adapt…

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

People You Should Know . . . Victoria Frings by Zack Calhoon

Victoria Frings has appeared on Broadway in An Enemy of the People and Off-Broadway in Tales from Red Vienna (Manhattan Theatre Club) and Martin Luther on Trial …

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

BWW Interview: Actor David Birrell On New Musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Marianka Swain

David Birrell's extensive stage work ranges from An Enemy of the People at Octagon Theatre, Bolton, to Spamalot in the West End, as well as several years with the RSC. He's currently playing…

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Sunday, October 9, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Spotlight On...Victoria Frings by Michael Block

Name: Victoria FringsHometown: San Francisco  Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in Environmental Studies and Science, Technology and Society StudiesSelect Credits: An Enemy of t…

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Monday, August 29, 2016

NO PAY NUDITY, Starring Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrnes & More Theater Vets, Set for Theaters Nationwide by Movies News Desk

Monterey Media has bought the U.S. and Canada rights to Lee Wilkof's comedy drama NO PAY, NUDITY, starring Broadway's Nathan Lane IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Laurie Metcalf MISERY, Boyd Gains AN ENEMY…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Thomas Ostermeier: Richard III? He's a rock star, a standup comedian by Interview By Chris Wiegand

In the German director’s Schaubühne production, there’s a drum kit on stage, the princes are puppets and the battle scene features Richard alone in his pants Related: Ibsen meets Snowde…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

A Product of Our Own Creation — “OJ: Made in America” by Craig Hubert

“OJ: Made in America,” despite a running time of just under eight hours, is actually the more minimalist of recent OJ Simpson portrayals. The series — the latest entry in ESPN’s “3…

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

An Enemy of the People review – all society on a stage by Susannah Clapp

Chichester Festival theatreHugh Bonneville as a whistleblower driven by sibling rivalry shows how Ibsen’s play switches emphasis with every stagingHere is Hugh Bonneville, the amiably stuf…

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Review Round-Ups: Did critics enjoy An Enemy of the People?

The Downton Abbey actor returned to the stage this week in Ibsen's drama

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Review: An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre)

Hugh Bonneville returns to the stage in Ibsen's drama

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

An Enemy of the People, Chichester Festival Theatre by Bella Todd

If Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes were (a lot) more like Ibsen, our national viewing habits would be in good hands. But then, as the hero of ‘An Enemy of the People’ discovers, pr…

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AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE – Chichester Festival Theatre by Matt Merritt

Hugh Bonneville, making a long-awaited return to the stage, plays the role of Dr Stockmann to perfection with a mix of zealous need to do what is right and just a touch of egotistically need…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

An Enemy of the People review – Hugh Bonneville's whistleblower is a man of our times by Michael Billington

Chichester festival theatreBonneville precisely captures the recklessness and egotism of Dr Stockmann in a vigorous production of Ibsen’s frighteningly topical playThis is the fifth major …

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Features: Then and Now: An Enemy of the People at Chichester Festival Theatre

This month we take a look at how CFT has changed over the years

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Plan your week's theatre – top tickets by Lyn Gardner

Hugh Bonneville stars in An Enemy of the People in Chichester and Ivo Van Hove returns to the Barbican – plus the rest of the week’s best theatre The 2016 Chichester season begins with S…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Magic Time! ‘After the War’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by John Stoltenberg

A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house,” said a certain prophet of Nazareth long ago. Subtract the word “prophet,” swap…

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Video: Exclusive: Watch Hugh Bonneville discuss his latest role

The actor will open in An Enemy of the People at Chichester Festival Theatre in April

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Odds & Ends: Joseph Fiennes & Hugh Bonneville Will Return to the Boards, Barbra Streisand & Jamie Foxx Team Up & More by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Joseph Fiennes & Hugh Bonneville's Stage Return The U.K.'s Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its 2016 s…

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