Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Helicopter Lands as the Revival of Miss Saigon Sets Down on Broadway by Broadway.com

The mega-musical Miss Saigon makes its long-awaited return as the hit London transfer opens on Broadway tonight. The new production, directed by Laurence Connor, began performances on March …

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Anastasia, with Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & Ramin Karimloo, Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The day is here! The much-anticipated Broadway musical Anastasia begins performances tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre. The new musical inspired by the 1997 animated film of the same name is…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Uncovering Ann Kron. Director and actor discuss Well at 1st Stage by Keith Loria

  When Audrey Bertaux takes the stage as Lisa Kron at the beginning of Well, being staged at 1st Stage, her character will explain to the audience that the play is not “about my moth…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Broadway's Anastasia to Record Original Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

The producers of Anastasia announced today that the new Broadway musical will produce an original cast recording. Available now for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com, it will be available vi…

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The Callaway Sisters Are Taking Their Sibling Revelry on the Road by Robert Viagas

See what other concerts Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway have lined up in the coming months.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Country: A Work in Progress review – a laudable but limp look at Brexit Britain by Susannah Clapp

Dorfman, London Rufus Norris and Carol Ann Duffy’s verbatim drama includes a variety of voices but is already out of date in our bitterly divided nationOne of Rufus Norris’s aims since h…

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Ann Beach obituary by Michael Coveney

Actor who made her name with Joan Littlewood and went on to play the nosy neighbour in the 1980s sitcom Fresh FieldsNot many performers have appeared in The Archers on radio, starred opposit…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

New York Premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Begins at St. Ann’s by Olivia Clement

The Kneehigh production kicks off March 16, adapted by Emma Rice and War Horse author Michael Morpurgo.

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Review: Freedom Fighters Past and Present by Michael Block

By Ed MalinBarbara Kahn’s new play Ghost Light Now & Then is playing at Theater for the New City.  This is a time-fluid story which takes place in the Greenwich Village Theater, o…

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John Kander & Greg Pierce's Kid Victory to Release Cast Album by Broadway.com

Kid Victory, the new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce playing off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre, will release an original cast album on Broadway Records. The cast will record th…

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STEPPING OUT – West End by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

It is both Amanda Holden and Tracy-Ann Oberman who for me totally steal the show as busybody Vera and Maxine respectively. Holden is delightfully over the top only to crushingly bring you to…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Marisa Tomei, Dylan and Becky Ann Baker, and More Celebrate the Williamstown Theatre Festival by Marc J. Franklin

Trustee James Giddens was honored at the annual gala March 13.

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Photo Flash: Miranda Hart, Clare Balding & More at STEPPING OUT West End Opening by BroadwayWorld

Last night, STEPPING OUT opened at the Vaudeville Theatre read our review here. The production stars Amanda Holden,Tracy-Ann Oberman,Nicola Stephenson,Judith Barker, Jessica-Alice McCluskey,…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spotlight On...Virginia Baeta by Michael Block

photo by Ben StrothmannName: Virginia Baeta Hometown: Fremont, CaliforniaEducation: Officially, I trained in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA. Unofficially, I learned prett…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Ann Harada and Bryce Pinkham Salute Songwriter Drew Gasparini by Robert Viagas

It’s Kind of a Funny Story will be performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below on March 20.

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‘My Country’ Breaks Brexit Into Cliché and Comedy at National Theatre: Review by Mark Beech

Britain’s 2016 referendum on the European Union was bound to make it onto the stage sooner rather than later. Now we have a hasty and intriguing first draft, modestly called “My Country,…

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My Country; a work in progress — portrait of a divided nation on the London stage

Carol Ann Duffy’s play at the National’s Dorfman Theatre explores Brexit Britain

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My Country: A Work In Progress, Dorfman, National Theatre, review: Carol Ann Duffy rings a major's poet's ear to the music of the text by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Following the Brexit vote, real testimonials were collected from people nationwide and interwoven with speeches by politicians in this play by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy and National The…

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

My Country: A Work in Progress review – Carol Ann Duffy visits Brexit by Michael Billington

National Theatre, London Britannia is shown to be fractious and divided in this bold but fragmented piece – built from interviews with UK voters – that does not tell us anything newTom S…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: The Power of Human Connection by Michael Block

By Michael Block We long for human connection. How we find it is the catch. Sometimes all it takes is proximity. In Jean Ann Douglass' delightfully beautiful The Providence of Neighbori…

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Review: Review: My Country: A Work in Progress (Dorfman, National Theatre)

This new play by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, takes place in the days following the Brexit vote and interweaves real public testimonials with speeches from party leaders

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Ann Harada and Sara Wordsworth Co-Host Prospect's Starry GOOD TO GO Showcase Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Immigration, the development of Luna Park, and new adaptations of the films Bread and Roses and Teeth are among the subjects explored in this concert celebrating new works-in-process created…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

A shattering 'Cabaret' breaks expectations at the Fox by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jon Peterson and Leigh Ann Larkin deliver chilling performances

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

David Garrison Joins the Vineyard Theatre's Kid Victory for Final Week by Broadway.com

David Garrison is joining off-Broadway’s Kid Victory on March 14 for the last week of its run. He replaces Daniel Jenkins, who is returning to Oslo for its Broadway production. Directe…

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Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Ann Harada and More to Celebrate Women with 'LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS' in Westport by Bww News Desk

Westport Country Playhouse will host 'Letters to Our Daughters,' a special community event featuring a diverse group of performers and writers including Tony Award winners Joanna Gleason and…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Theater News: Ann Harada and More Join George Takei in Pacific Overtures

The Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical returns to New York this spring at Classic Stage Company.

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Pacific Overtures Revival, Starring George Takei, Announces Complete Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Star Trek legend George Takei will be joined by a lineup of stage favorites in Classic Stage Company's revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical Pacific Overtures. CSC A…

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Ann Harada, Kelvin Moon Loh and More Join George Takei in CSC's PACIFIC OVERTURES; Cast Complete! by BroadwayWorld

Classic Stage Company has announced complete casting for their upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John D…

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Disney's First Gay Character: Is This Actually a Step Backwards? by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoMovie companies are always about 40 years late to the table with allegedly groundbreaking material, and then they always make sure to congratulate themselves on the…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dear World by Wendy Caster

By the time you read this, the York Theatre Company production of Dear World will be over. Part of the York's Musicals in Mufti series (their version--in many ways better--of Encores!),…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stephanie Styles, Drew Gehling & More Announced for Broadway-Aimed Roman Holiday—The Cole Porter Musical by Lindsey Sullivan

This casting is the stuff of classic Hollywood dreams! Newcomer Stephanie Styles and Waitress star Drew Gehling are set to play Princess Ann and Joe Bradley, respectively, in the previously …

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