Friday, April 16, 2021

3 Great Reasons to Virtually Visit the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum Now Through Sunday by Trav S.D.

Here are three very good reasons to visit the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum’s website today through Sunday: Today (April 16) is Charlie Chaplin’s birthday! The Niles Essanay Silent Fi…

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Ep 16 – Rob McClure: “Filming Vampire Movies in the Woods” by Elizabeth Wheless

Rob McClure is a mother f***ing FIXTURE on Broadway. There is something infectious about the way this guy talks about theatre. A perpetual childlike wonder and amazement geared toward everyt…

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Friday, April 9, 2021

April 19: A Crash Course in Classic Comedy by Trav S.D.

April is a crazy month for classic comedy anniversaries, including the birthdays of Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd and (this year) the centennial of the first comedy short directed by Bust…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Love on the Ground: the intimate illusions of Jacques Rivette’s chateau mystery by Chris Wiegand

Jane Birkin and Geraldine Chaplin star in the French director’s enthralling and perplexing drama about rehearsals for a one-off performance The stage on screen: more films about theatre A…

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

S1/Ep4: ROB McCLURE! WHAT CAN’T THIS MAN DO? by Elizabeth Wheless

Everyone's favorite, Rob McClure chats with Jack and Brendon about his incredible career starting at the Papermill Playhouse to now being one of Broadway's most memorable and notable perform…

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

At This Theatre: The Ethel Barrymore by JK

Having been a legit theater for just over 92 years, it should not be a surprise that during its history the Ethel Barrymore Theatre has had some notorious tenants on its stage. Among them, t…

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Claire Bloom at 90: a phenomenal actor with poise, spirit and steel by Michael Billington

The star’s long career, from her stage debut at 15 to her film, TV and literary success, reveals a shrewd talent who has risen to many a challenge Acting must be the best rejuvenation pill…

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Alf Reeves: Chaplin’s Right Arm by Trav S.D.

I’ve long wanted to do a post on Alfred “Alf” Reeves (1876-1945). There’s not much to be said, but he deserves to be honored. The brother of the better remembered Billie Reeves, Alf …

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Now Streaming on Criterion: Short Films of W.C. Fields by Trav S.D.

We were delighted to see that Criterion just added comedy shorts of W.C. Fields to its streaming platform. Unlike most of the so-called classic comedians, Fields made relatively few shorts: …

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Petrichor review – woozy, hallucinogenic hi-tech dystopia by Mark Fisher

Online via Gaiety, AyrThickSkin’s intense, flickering two-hander about automatons in a totalitarian regime makes gripping, immersive VR viewing As if 2020 were not dystopian enough, ThickS…

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Broadway Rewind: Jenn Colella Sings 'All Falls Down' and More from CHAPLIN

Today we rewind to 2012, with scenes from the musical Chaplin, including Jenn Colella's rousing performance of 'All Falls Down.'

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Creatives by JK

Last week's Musical of the Month column focused on what has become of the original cast of Hairspray since they took Broadway by storm during the summer of 2002. This week, we'll take a loo…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Top 10 Ultimate YouTube Ranking of Chaplin's "All Falls Down" With Some Singing For The Ages!

In honor of Chaplin's Broadway opening night anniversary, we are counting down our top 10 versions (and the headlines their perfs deserve!) of Hedda Hopper's marvelous number "All Falls Down…

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VIDEO: On This Day, September 10- CHAPLIN Opens on Broadway!

On this day in 2012, Chaplin, a new musical depicting the life of film icon Chaplin, opened on Broadway!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

On Harry “Jingles” Keaton: Buster Keaton’s Younger Brother by Trav S.D.

Buster Keaton fans know this well but it may be news to the wider public: Buster’s younger brother Harry, a.k.a “Jingles” (1904-1983) was in the family vaudeville act for a time  and …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 2010s Career Theater People by JK

Our Best of the Decade series continues this week with a look ten theater professionals who made their mark and established a full Broadway career during the 2010's. These are actors, design…

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Charlie Chaplin: A Man of the World - illuminating new documentary by Oscar E. Moore

The documentary Charlie Chaplin: A Man of the World sheds light on Chaplin's Romany gypsy roots. It was written and directed by his grand-daughter Carmen Chaplin.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

CHAPLIN – new documentary sheds light on gypsy roots by Oscar E Moore

WORKHOUSE ( one of the country’s leading public relations and integrated creative firms, today announced that it has been selected as the Agency of Record for CHARLIE CHA…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Gloria DeHaven: From “Modern Times” to…Modern Times by Trav S.D.

Gloria DeHaven (1925-2016) was born into show business, the daughter of vaudeville, stage and screen veterans Carter DeHaven and Flora Parker.  Carter DeHaven was assistant director on Cha…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Introducing Sherlif Next Trouble: The Charlie Chaplin of Uganda by Trav S.D.

So Chaplin Days begins today (you can see my video talk on “Chaplin and Vaudeville” here) so it seemed a propitious day for a preliminary post on a contemporary artist I’m presently ob…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

This Week: You’re Invited to Invite Me Into Your Home! by Trav S.D.

I am very proud to be taking part in two very cool online events happening this week, which I hope will check out: My two part online video talk on Charlie Chaplin and Vaudeville will go onl…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mr. Broadway May 2020: Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure by JK

Like the rest of you, we get out laughs where and when we can these days. One of the really good great guys of the Broadway community has been using his down time to cheer the rest of us up…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Minerva Courtney: The Lady Chaplin Impressionist by Trav S.D.

This snippet was generated for upcoming publication in a popular vintage magazine, but I’m missing two vital snippets: from whence she came, and whither she wandered. The subject in questi…

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Hedda Hopper — Before the Footlights by Trav S.D.

Today Hedda Hopper (1885-1966) is almost exclusively remembered as a Holy Terror of a right-wing gossip columnist, champion of Joan Crawford, J. Edgar Hoover, and HUAC, and scourge of Charli…

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Frank J. Coleman: Stout Support at the Studios by Trav S.D.

A few words on silent comedy supporting player Frank J. Coleman (1888-1948). A native of the Hudson River town of Newburgh, New York, Coleman started out acting with barnstorming outfits lik…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone: The Creative Team by JK

This week as we take a look back at what the creative team of April's Musical of the Month, we'll find some familiar names, and others who haven't been heard from since the show closed. As …

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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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