Thursday, September 19, 2019

Feast your eyes on these art exhibitions by S. Nicole Lane

This fall has plenty to offer from spaces big (Navy Pier) and small (Pilsen's Baby Blue Gallery). Every September Navy Pier is flooded with gallerygoers from Ch…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Irving Berlin's White Christmas Completes Casting for West End Return by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the tap-happy Irving Berlin musical White Christmas, making a return to London's West End this holiday season. The previously announced production will begin previe…

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Irving Berlin's White Christmas Completes Casting for West End Return by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting is here for the tap-happy Irving Berlin musical White Christmas, making a return to London's West End this holiday season. The previously announced production will begin previe…

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LOGOS: The Lightning Thief by JK

The Broadway version Both Mike and I are looking forward to this show, hoping that this latest entry in the Broadway race to be a big show for a younger audience. We both hope it does better…

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Cambridge women fight for their academic rights in Blue Stockings by Catey Sullivan

Jessica Swale's set-in-1896 drama feels depressingly contemporary in Promethean's production. Jessica Swale's 1896-set drama should come with a trigger warning. …

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Theater Can Be Anywhere: My Trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by JK

You know I love a good tagline! I rarely go anywhere that I don't see theatricality. Sometimes, it is seeing the possibility of a stage version in some movie or experience. Sometimes it is t…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Ric Ocasek Of The Cars, Who Fused New Wave And Pop, Has Died At 75 by Artsjournal2

Ocasek wrote and was lead singer on nearly every song The Cars recorded, including hits like “Best Friend’s Girl” and “Shake It Up,” and after the group broke up, he had a second c…

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Betrayal by John Simon

We have here Robert, a publisher; his best friend, Jerry, a literary agent; Emma, Robert’s sassy wife, a gallerist, for seven years Jerry’s clandestine mistress, but no longer so for two…

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for an evening with Ol’ Blue Eyes at Sinatra: Raw by Terri Paddock

After the opening performance of Sinatra: Raw at Wilton’s Music Hall on Tuesday 22 October 2019, I’ll be joined by Richard Shelton to discuss his journey with the show and Frank Sinatra…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Film Review: “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” by Peg Aloi

Linda Ronstadt was every young female singer’s aspirational goddess: if you could nail “You’re No Good” or “Blue Bayou” in the car or the shower, you had practiced a lot. The pos…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Broadway-Bound BLUE Will Have Reading, Starring Leslie Uggams and Nicole Ari Parker

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Blue is coming to Broadway in spring of 2020 at a theatre to be announced, directed by Phylicia Rashad.

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Leslie Uggams and Nicole Ari Parker Tapped for Pre-Broadway Reading of Blue by Olivia Clement

Phylicia Rashad directs the Charles Randolph-Wright play with music by Nona Hendryx.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Justin Guarini

In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected…

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This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From the Broadway debuts of Shaw and female impersonator Julian Eltinge to Dell'Arte's move to Blue Lake and the beginnings of Chicago Dramatists, September has been a big month for theatre.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives The Minnesota State Fair, And Its Unique Art, Some Attention by Artsjournal2

What does the state fair’s Crop Art exhibit have for the New York-based actor/singer/writer/famous person? Well, a blue-ribbon winning seed art portrait, of course. – The Pioneer Press (…

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019

Tracy Letts and the Cast of Linda Vista Prepare to Bring the Play to Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Tony winner Tracy Letts, recently seen on Broadway in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, has a new play coming to the Great White Way. Linda Vista, directed by Dexter Bullard, tells the story of …

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Take a look at the Hercules musical — even without winning a lottery ticket by Christian Holub

Who put the “glad” in “gladiator”? For the past few weeks, the answer to that question has been New York City’s Public Theater, which is currently finishing up a limited run of a n…

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Len Cariou & Craig Bierko Set For New Off Broadway Play ‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Tony winner and Blue Bloods star Len Cariou and UnREAL‘s Craig Bierko will co-star in Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, a new Off Broadway play set for a limited run this fall at N…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Jazz CD Review: A “Lost” John Coltrane Recording — “Blue World” by Michael Ullman

Blue World is valuable for its pellucid recording of takes of tunes Coltrane’s fans already love. They will have to have it. The post Jazz CD Review: A “Lost” John Coltrane Recording …

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Hercules musical is a stage adaptation filled with heroics and heart by Jessica Derschowitz

As August comes to a close and September takes its place, the hottest ticket in town for New York theatergoers isn’t perma-hit Hamilton or this year’s Tonys champ Hadestown, it’s a dif…

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

The State of New Writing: Administrative Minefield or Grassroots Revolution? by Blue Huseyin

During this month, Theatre 503’s ‘Summer Takeover’ has offered us creatives advice to help further our careers. Invited to the closing event, Blue Huseyin wonders just how much help ne…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

#TBT: Playbill: Black & Blue: August 1989 by JK

1988 - 1989 was a bad season for musicals. But there were two great shows, and they were perfect for theater lovers of all types. And both were musical revues (not to be confused with jukebo…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: Blue Beneath My Skin / All the Shit I Can’t Say to My Dad, Bunker Theatre by Jamie Kutner

Review: Blue Beneath My Skin / All the Shit I Can't Say to My Dad, Bunker Theatre 3.0stars What is it that defines us? Who is it that makes us? And why can’t we be honest with these people…

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MISSING: Tony Winners Who Haven't Been Back by JK

Every season, actors and actresses give award-winning and (many times) career-defining performances.  For those performers, winning a Tony Award is a pinnacle of their stage resumes. A lot …

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Where Love Triumphs by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Love and passion collide with loyalty and responsibility in Moulin Rouge! A stirring powerhouse of a Broadway musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. It's 1899 a…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Beware The Literary Scammers by Artsjournal

“He would reject work, but praise the writing. His form rejections included a note: “It happens that I am both the editor of the Blue Moon and also the head of a critical revision busine…

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A seat at the table with Janelle Monaé by Princess McDowell

What happens when you bring 80 Chicago creatives, artists, change makers—and a Reader reporter—to late-night brunch at the MCA. “Life is about creating me…

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Green and Blue review at Summerhall, Edinburgh – ‘profound and politically charged’ by Tim Bano

The two men on stage look identical. Both in police uniforms, with identical moustaches, they stand side by side. The only difference

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