Monday, March 30, 2020

Patrick Page, Lesli Margherita & More Featured on Podcast Recording of New Musical Little Did I Know by Andy Lefkowitz

A musically gifted group of stage stars can be heard on the upcoming original album of the podcast musical Little Did I Know. The recording, which features 22 original songs, is due out b…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains by JK

Curtains was a unabashed old-fashioned Broadway musical. Big sets, lots of costumes, splashy production numbers and a large cast. The book boasted an impressive twelve principal roles and a …

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and More Stars Grace Our Must-Do Events for the Week of March 9 to 15 by Diep Tran

An original musical, a screen-to-stage adaptation and two high-profile revivals begin previews in a bustling week on Broadway. Now’s your chance to see Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Pa…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Four Broadway Newcomers Nominated for 2020 Clive Barnes Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

A group of talented young Broadway stars are among the nominees for the 10th Annual Clive Barnes Awards. The presentation of the annual honor recognizing excellence in theater and dance will…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

‘Moving & sympathetic portrayal of a complex man’: CHAPLIN: BIRTH OF A TRAMP – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre by Shanine Salmon

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp is a sensitive and interesting take on Chaplin, looking at the artist behind the art and continues to showcase Arrows and Traps as a innovative company.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Best of the Blogs: Death of England, Endgame, Chaplin, The Jury & The Gift by Lisa Martland

In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 9 February 2020), including Ian Foster seeing Rafe Spall give a career-defini…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

‘Incredible sensitivity & intelligence’: CHAPLIN: BIRTH OF A TRAMP – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp is an enthralling and emotive production with an unforgettable central performance – another unmissable show from Arrows & Traps.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Review: The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, HOME Manchester by Matt Barton

Review: The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, HOME Manchester 3.0stars There are few more iconic or quintessential show business stars than Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. Th…

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‘Fascinating, entertaining & surprisingly poignant’: CHAPLIN: BIRTH OF A TRAMP – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre by Liz Dyer

If you’ve ever wondered how this particular legend was born, the play Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp offers a fascinating, entertaining and surprisingly poignant way to find out.

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Chaplin post-show video and photos: What led to the birth of the Little Tramp? by Terri Paddock

Have you ever seen Charlie Chaplin's classic film The Great Dictator? Eighty years after it was released, it feels terrifyingly current. We get a glimpse of why with the inclusion of its fin…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Philippe Quint, violinist, ‘Charlie Chaplin’s Smile’ by Susan Brall

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Philippe Quint on violin and Carolyn Kuan, conductor will be performing “A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin” on February 7, 2020, at 8PM and Sunday, Febru…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

10 Inspiring Musical Theatre Performances from The National YoungArts Foundation Competition by Performerstuff

10 Inspiring Musical Theatre Performances from The National YoungArts Foundation Competition Written by Tiffany Wilkie January 16, 2020 Seeking some musical theatre song inspiratio…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway musical's star wants to make Robin Williams 'proud': 'It's all I can wish for' by Dave Quinn

Meet Broadway’s newest star: Euphegenia Doubtfire! The character at the center of Robin Williams’ beloved 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire is making her way from the big screen to the Great Wh…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel review – a magical fantasia by Brian Logan

Wilton’s Music Hall, LondonA transatlantic voyage in 1910, with the silent stars onboard, is the basis of Told By An Idiot’s beguiling comedy Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel shared a boa…

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The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel review at Wilton’s Music Hall, London – ‘expressive physical comedy’ by Natasha Tripney

Chaplin Chapin and Stan Laurel arrived in the United States on the same ship. They’d both honed their slapstick skills as part

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Friday, January 10, 2020


The festival has given birth to musicals that have gone on to Broadway ("Next to Normal," "Chaplin," "[title of show]," "In Transit") and Off-Broadway ("Altar Boyz," "The Other Josh Cohen,"…

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Fo National Spaghetti Day: Some Classic Comedy with Spaghetti by Trav S.D.

In keeping with our bid to be simultaneously relevant and irrelevant, we observe National Spaghetti Day with a brief survey of classic comedy scenes involving spaghetti: Charlie Chaplin, The…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

From Chaplin to Conley: The Hippodrome celebrates more than 120 years of Brummie pride by Nick Smurthwaite

Birmingham Hippodrome has survived a string of owners, more than one makeover and even a German bomb. Nick Smurthwaite looks back at

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Monday, December 23, 2019

New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Arrows & Traps’ premiere of Chaplin in February by Terri Paddock

As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock catches the premiere of a brand-new play about legend of the silver screen, the Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin. Go…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Bells and Spells review at the Coronet Theatre, London – ‘a peculiar theatrical magic’ by Anna Winter

This new show by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin (daughter of Charlie, granddaughter of Eugene O’Neill), weaves a peculiar but slightly frustrating theatrical magical.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Painting your face doesn’t make you a clown by Peter J Snee

From Charlie Chaplin to Mr Bean, the ‘clown’ has been entertaining audiences since theatre began. Though clowning may have evolved over time to satisfy the expectations of the audience,…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Come From Away Star Jenn Colella Readies for Take Off from the Show that Made Her a 'Better Actor, Singer and Person' by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers…

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen Welcomes Christiane Noll, Jared Goldsmith & Phoebe Koyabe to the Broadway Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A trio of stars from the national tour of Dear Evan Hansen step into the Tony-winning Broadway production on October 22. Tony nominee Christiane Noll, Jared Goldsmith and Phoebe Koyabe repri…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mrs. Doubtfire Musical, Starring Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese & More, Will Transfer to Broadway by

In advance of a highly anticipated world premiere run at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, the new musical Mrs. Doubtfire has scheduled a 2020 Broadway transfer to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. …

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Friday, September 13, 2019


Listen  Fiona Shaw, BAFTA award-winning star of Killing Eve, joins Matthew Parris to explore the life of one of history’s most remarkable actresses whose name has slipped from public memo…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Look Back at Rob McClure, Jenn Colella, and More in Chaplin on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical about the silent film legend opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre September 10, 2012.

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Jimmy Award Winner Reneé Rapp Officially Takes Over as Mean Girls 'Queen Bee' Regina by Andy Lefkowitz

Strong-voiced 2018 Jimmy Award winner Reneé Rapp permanently replaces in the role of "Queen Bee" Regina George in the Tony-nominated musical Mean Girls beginning on September 10. Rapp su…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Harry Myers: The Drunk in “City Lights” by Trav S.D.

Harry Myers is best remembered today for his last silent role, the drunken millionaire in Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights (1931). The Connecticut born Myers had been an actor for 30 years by…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Receive Britannia Award For British Artist Of The Year

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that British actor, writer and showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge will receive the Britann…

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John R. Cumpson: Beyond Bumptious by Trav S.D.

Buffalo native John R. Cumpson (1866-1913), may be better remembered by the names of his two hit comedy series (Jones and Bumptious) and only then by hardcore silent comedy fans. He was one …

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

World Premiere Musical Almost Famous, Starring Colin Donnell, Extends One Week by Caitlin Moynihan

The previously announced world premiere musical of Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous has extended its run at San Diego's Old Globe. Originally scheduled to play through October 20, performances …

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