Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lynn + Lucy delivers striking images and potent drama

Fyzal Boulifa’s first film tells a story of friendship and betrayal in an Essex town

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards Nominees Announcement! by JK

Before we tell you about who made the final ballot, we'd like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time over the past few weeks to nominate the best of the best from the 2019-20…

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Andrew Alexander out at Second City by Kerry Reid

In the wake of backlash on institutional racism, the longtime owner announces his departure. In response to worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd a…

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Jagged Little Pill's Lauren Patten Wants to Star in a Queer The Last Five Years by Caitlin Moynihan

Before the COVID-19 pandemic caused Broadway to close its doors, Lauren Patten was earning nightly standing ovations belting out the show-stopping Alanis Morissette song "You Oughta Know" as…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Outer Critics Circle Sets Plans for 70th Annual Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

We now know what is going to happen with this year's Outer Critics Circle Awards. The OCCs, which honor Broadway, off and off-off-Broadway, is scrapping competition. In lieu of tradition…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

‘It reminds us of the necessity of patience, resilience & love – a message we all need at this time’: JANE EYRE – National Theatre (Online by Violet Mackintosh

I wonder how the defiantly independent Jane Eyre would have coped with the prospect of self-isolation, a reality which had 62,000 people tuning in to watch her journey of romance, betrayal a…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘La Bayadère’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘La Bayadère,’ a classic tale of love and jealousy, betrayal and remorse set in a colonizers’ vision of an India that never was. Camille Bacon-Smith r…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Why Are we Still Naming Buildings And Programs After Donors? by Artsjournal

The dilemma these groups face is contractual, in two ways. First, there is the contract with the donor, which, if broken, may seem a betrayal to some, and a sign of institutional inconstancy…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Washington National Opera stages a vocally stirring, visually arresting ‘Samson and Delilah’ at The Kennedy Center by Bob Ashby

Tales of wars, slaughters, betrayals, competing tribes and religions, and a few dominant women make the Book of Judges one of the more colorful segments of the Hebrew Bible. Camille Saint-Sa…

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American Buffalo's Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne & Darren Criss Preview Their 'Timeless' Play by Diep Tran

The stars of the Broadway revival of American Buffalo met the press on February 26 at the Atlantic Theatre Company, to talk about their new version of David Mamet's play, about three men w…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Betrayal Of Education: America’s College Adjunct Crisis by Artsjournal

According to the UC Berkeley Labor Center, 25 percent of part-time faculty nationally rely on public assistance programs. In 1969, 78 percent of instructional staff at US institutions of hig…

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Women Beware Women, Shakespeare's Globe, review – wittily toxic upgrade of a Jacobean tragedy by Rachel Halliburton

In the #Metoo era, the exploitation of the female characters is particularly resonant This raunchy, gleefully cynical production takes one of Thomas Middleton’s most famous tragedies and t…

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Get Ready! Nik Walker & Matt Manuel Join Broadway's Ain't Too Proud by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway's hit Temptations musical Ain't Too Proud welcomes Nik Walker and Matt Manuel to the cast on February 28. They take over the roles of Otis Williams and David Ruffin, respectively, …

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Review: Young Jean Lee’s We’re Gonna Die opens Off-Broadway by Jonathan Mandell

We’re all in pain – because of loneliness or loss, betrayal or illness – and playwright Young Jean Lee wants to offer us some comfort.  This might not be immediately apparent, given t…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

We’re Gonna Die: Review, Pic, Video by New York Theater

We’re all in pain – because of loneliness or loss, betrayal or illness – and playwright Young Jean Lee wants to offer us some comfort. This might not be immediately apparent, given the…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Phaedra & More Set for 2020-2021 Season at London's National Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Olivier-winning stage-and-screen star Kristin Scott Thomas has signed on to headline a new production of the tragedy Phaedra as part of the new season of London's National Theatre. Simon Sto…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Come See About Me! Nik Walker & Matt Manuel to Join Broadway's Ain't Too Proud by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready! Broadway's hit Temptations musical Ain't Too Proud will welcome Nik Walker and Matt Manuel to the cast on February 28. They will take over the roles of Otis Williams and David Ru…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Medea - Hell Still Hath No Fury... by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Director Simon Stone has staged his new adaptation of Euripides' classic revenge story Medea, now at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, on a white background. Bob …

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Lucy Prebble wins inaugural Michael Billington award for best new play by Chris Wiegand

Prebble’s play A Very Expensive Poison won the prize, named after the Guardian’s former chief theatre critic, at the Critics’ Circle awards A Very Expensive Poison, Lucy Prebble’s am…

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Shakespeare & Company Unveils 2020 Season by Olivia Clement

The lineup includes a Christopher Lloyd-led King Lear, special performances of Susan Miller's My Left Breast, Pinter's Betrayal, and more.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Persona review – it’s Bergman, but without the intensity by Ryan Gilbey

Riverside Studios, LondonAlice Krige’s commanding presence can’t ignite this stark adaptation, which suffers from needless narrator interjections Ingmar Bergman adaptations have provided…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

“Chicago:” Presenting Crime as a Show by Lorena Meeser

Chicago combines passion, adultery, crime, murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation and betrayal, set in the city of Chicago in the jazz era and making it one of the most shocking p…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

The artist Sophie Calle: ‘People think they know me. But they know nothing’

Her prize-winning work resists categorisation but its focus — love, death and betrayal — is human frailty

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

A Director Making His Mark in More Ways Than One by Laura Collins-Hughes

With powerfully contemporary stagings of “Betrayal” and “Cyrano,” Jamie Lloyd has had an attention-grabbing year. That’s not what makes him hard to miss.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Themes of betrayal (and renewal) fill the Young Playwrights Festival by Kerry Reid

Pegasus Theatre Chicago celebrates 33 years of fostering teen writers. Pegasus Theatre Chicago has weathered some storms over the years. But one thing has remain…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

2019 Wrap-Up: Best London Shows of the Year by Matt Wolf

Arthur Miller may have been ubiquitous on the London stage this year, but there was no shortage of homegrown British talent—from that fearless octogenarian Caryl Churchill at the Royal C…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Shows We Saw...Again by JK

I see and read on social media of fans who have seen their favorite shows dozens of times. I find myself both shaking my head (why don't they try and expand their horizons and see other show…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Emilia Clarke to Make West End Debut in New Staging of The Seagull by Andy Lefkowitz

Emilia Clarke is headed across the pond for a new stage turn. The Emmy-nominated Game of Thrones star who made her Broadway debut in Breakfast at Tiffany's will take her first West End bow …

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Sets Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ For London Stage Debut by Greg Evans

Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke is all set to torch London – in a good way – with her West End stage debut in Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. The former Daene…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Top 10 theatre shows of 2019 by Michael Billington

Katori Hall gave us a miracle, Caryl Churchill delivered a dark quartet and Tom Hiddleston astounded in Betrayal. But the year’s highlight was a breathtaking Ibsen with Hayley Atwell More …

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Monday, December 16, 2019

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - December 16th - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Tops Growth!

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (12.51%), Beetlejuice (2.16%), Ain't Too Proud (1.60%), Frozen (1.40%) and Oklahoma! (1.07%). The top growing curr…

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