Tuesday, March 28, 2023

“Chain of Fools” Turns 10 Today by Trav S.D.

Hard to believe but my second little (literally) baby is now a tween! Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube was released ten years ago today, on March 2…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 09:36AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Hayley Podschun by Deb Miller

A triple threat of the stage and screen, Hayley Podschun keeps rewinding the clock on her proverbial “fifteen minutes of fame” with credits that include everything from Broadway (Hello,…

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 01:20PM
Monday, February 27, 2023

Jennifer Coolidge Plugs Chaplin by Trav S.D.

Thanks a thousand times to the the Facebook friend who called my attention to Jennifer Coolidge’s acceptance speech for her well deserved SAG award for her work on White Lotus. It had me b…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 03:26PM
Sunday, February 5, 2023

The Movies of Monta Bell by Trav S.D.

Though Monta Bell (1891-1958) was a protege of Charlie Chaplin and even worked with the Marx Brothers, we are late in treating of him, as his comic movies were more in the sophisticated trad…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 10:11AM
Friday, January 27, 2023

Charlie & Stan, Wilton’s Music Hall, review - a beguiling fantasy about two silent comedy greats by Helen Hawkins

Told by an Idiot return with a celebration of silent-movie antics and daft gags Imagine what would have happened if the young Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel were cabin-mates on a transatlan…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 07:00AM
Monday, January 9, 2023


(Helen Pitt’s article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 1/10/23; Photo: Swiss-French circus performer, violinist and actor James Theirree in Sydney.CREDIT:JAMES BRICKWOOD.) When perfo…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:29PM
Sunday, January 8, 2023

30 Years Ago: Chaplin (A Missed Opportunity) by Trav S.D.

According to IMDB, today is the is 30th anniversary of the U.S. wide release of the movie Chaplin (1992). Don’t get too excited! I’m not here for any knee-jerk celebration! Well past the…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 09:21AM
Sunday, January 1, 2023

THANK YOU for 2022! by New York Theatre Workshop

As we celebrate the end of 2022 and the arrival of 2023, one thing is consistent year to year—we are surrounded by a supportive and passionate community of theatre-makers and theatre-lover…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:42AM
Monday, October 17, 2022

Robert Wilson: ‘We shouldn’t make theatre if we can’t laugh’ by Sam Jones

As his new version of Alfred Jarry’s scandalous Ubu Roi is staged in Spain, the innovative director considers the collision of the terrifying and the comic Somewhere between revisiting his…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Tom Murray: from Black Larsen to the Beverly Hillbillies by Trav S.D.

Tom Murray (1874-1935) appeared in fewer than two dozen films, most of them silent comedies, but some of them are so significant that we understate to say that he rates attention here. Murra…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 10:37AM
Thursday, August 18, 2022

A Walk Through Walter Groves by Trav S.D.

It was probably inevitable that I would do a post on English music hall comedian Walter Groves (1856-1906), especially since David Crump’s recent biography of Fred Karno has confirmed, at …

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 12:24PM
Monday, August 15, 2022

Little Shop of Horrors' Rob McClure Test His Co-Stars’ Broadway Knowledge on Playbill: The Game Show by Playbill

Head down to Skid Row with the cast of Off-Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors. Guest host Rob McClure tests the knowledge of co-stars Khalifa White and Aaron Arnell Harrington in categories…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:07AM
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Rosie Holt review – web sensation’s political skits disconnect on stage by Brian Logan

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghIn her show The Woman’s Hour, the viral comedy star offers caricatures of burbling backbenchers and a woke-bashing TV host In the darkness of our political mo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:07PM
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Just to Meet Geraldine Chaplin by Trav S.D.

I realized the other day that of course the celebrity I wanted to meet most in the world was Geraldine Chaplin (b. 1944). (When I was a child, it had been Judy Garland, though that was quite…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 07:18AM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Come From Away's Jenn Colella Reveals Engagement to Mo Mullen by Lindsey Sullivan

Jenn Colella and Mo Mullen are engaged. Colella, a Tony nominee and former Broadway.com vlogger, who will return to Come From Away from June 21 through August 7, announced the news on Insta…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:37AM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Rob McClure to Star as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors Off-Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Rob McClure is heading to Skid Row. The 2022 Tony nominee will join the off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors as Seymour beginning on July 12. He will replace Skylar Astin, who will…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:54PM
Friday, June 3, 2022

Walter James: Supported Silent Comedy’s Big Three by Trav S.D.

Stage and screen actor Walter James (1882-1946) had the rare distinction of playing good-sized supporting roles in features by all three top silent comedy stars: Battling Butler (1926) with …

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 04:33PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Back to the Rock! Jenn Colella Returns to Come From Away This Summer by Lindsey Sullivan

Welcome back to the rock! Tony-nominated original cast member and former Broadway.com vlogger Jenn Colella will return to Broadway's Come From Away at the Schoenfeld Theatre. She will step …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:07PM
Monday, May 2, 2022

Broadway Theater Review: Mrs. Doubtfire by Lauren Yarger

  Austin Elle Fisher(Natalie Hillard),Tyler Wladis(Christopher Hillard),Analise Scarpaci(Lydia Hillard),Jenn Gambatese(Miranda Hillard) and Rob McClure(Daniel Hillard as Euphegenia Doubtfi…

SOURCE: reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com at 02:50PM
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Disney+ Sets THE FULL MONTY Limited Series Revival

The original cast of The Full Monty will reunite for a new limited series on Disney+. The series will star the original cast of the film, including Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy a…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:00PM
Thursday, March 24, 2022

Family Fun at CIRCFest22 Meanjin this April by Aussie Theatre

CHORES Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the side-splitting duo of Chores is a hilarious and action-packed

SOURCE: AussieTheatre.com at 08:23AM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Warren Carlyle Talks THE MUSIC MAN, Working with Hugh Jackman, and More by BroadwayWorld

Watch the full interview here: https://bway.world/WarrenCarlyleBL Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richa…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:24PM
Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Prop Table #3 - Fabulous Flops by Broadway By Ghostlight

In today's installment, we look at some fun props and memorabilia from some short-lived Broadway flops like Diana the Musical, Dance of the Vampires, King Kong, Chaplin and more.

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:00AM
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Revisit Jenn Colella's Broadway Resume with Come From Away, Chaplin, If/Then & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Jenn Colella is known for her Tony-nominated performance in Come From Away, which she reprised for Apple TV+'s film adaptation. Prior to performing the show-stopping number "Me and the Sky" …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:03PM

The Broadway Show: Revisit Jenn Colella’s Broadway Resume with COME FROM AWAY, CHAPLIN & More by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Jenn Colella joins Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek for a stroll in the heart of New York’s Theater District for a walk through her resume and revisits past performa…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:54PM
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Broadway From A to Z: B by JK

Today, we continue our new series that is strictly to the letter. Broadway From A to Z, will look at the people, shows and history of The Great Bright Way! Obviously, with each entry, we'll…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:06AM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Review of “The Real Charlie Chaplin” by Trav S.D.

Great was our enjoyment, occasionally swelling to awe, of Showtime’s The Real Charlie Chaplin, which we mentioned here a few days ago. Directors Peter Middleton and James Spinney pulled of…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 11:42AM
Saturday, December 11, 2021

Tonight: The Real Charlie Chaplin by Trav S.D.

Well, I don’t get Showtime, and I don’t know anyone who does, but periodically they show something that makes me wish I did. Tonight they premiere a program called The Real Charlie Chapl…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 09:24AM
Saturday, November 20, 2021


(Charles Bramesco’s article appeared in the Guardian, 11/18; via Pam Green; Photo:  Charlie Chaplin was ‘chameleonic in the way he reflected back to people what they wanted’. Photogr…

SOURCE: stagevoices.com at 06:16PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Eddie Baker: Worked With ’em All by Trav S.D.

A tip of the hat to comedy supporting player Eddie Baker (1897-1968). As is often the way. Baker enjoyed his bigger and more memorable roles in silent days. For example, he was the referee i…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 02:12PM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Sidney Myer Back at Pangea by Barry Gordin

By: Alix Cohen November 11, 2021: Arguably one of New York cabaret’s treasures on and off the stage, Sidney Myer once again elicits both buoyant laughter and empathetic pathos from a n…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:59AM

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