Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ms. Broadway January 2018: Jenn Colella by JK

After tabulating the votes from this site and on Twitter, I'm very pleased to announce that you chose Tony-nominated actress, Jenn Colella as 2018's very first Ms. Broadway!I've been a …

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Monday, December 25, 2017

40 Years Ago Today: The Death of Charlie Chaplin by Trav S.D.

On Christmas Day, 1977, the 88 year old Charlie Chaplin skidded around his last corner. W.C. Fields had also died on Christmas. Sometimes it is Krampus and not Santa who visits us on that da…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's Trailer Is Finally Here by Blouin Artinfo

The trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is finally out.Before the release of this trailer, a brief video showing Chris Pratt's Owen Grady getting along…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

'Tape Face' to perform at Attucks Theatre by Blouin Artinfo

America’s Got Talent sensation ‘Tape Face’ will be performing at the Attucks Theatre on February 20, 2018. Sam Willis is a 37-year-old New Zealander who lives in Lincolnshire but as hi…

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Men in Motion; Kyle Abraham: Pavement review – Putrov looks to the past by Luke Jennings

Coliseum; Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe pick of male ballet talent struggle to shine on Ivan Putrov’s bare stage, but Kyle Abraham sends his dancers soaringMen in Motion, Ivan Putrov’s cel…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Send in the Clowns: Marcel + The Art of Laughter by Jk Clarke

          By Samuel L. Leiter   If you love physical comedy in the manner of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin or, to cite more recent exemplars, Bill Irwin and…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Jessenia Cuesta by Zack Calhoon

JESSENIA CUESTA – Jessenia was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and began her interest in the arts through music. At the age of seven she entered the well-known music school, Coro de Niños d…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Billie Bennett: Madam of a Slapstick Bordello by Trav S.D.

  Born on this day, character actress Billie Bennett (Emily B. Haynie, 1874-1951). Bennett began her career as a stage actress in the mid 1890s, breaking into comedy films in 1913, with…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

From Kelly to Keaton, here are some who made their way from Pittsburgh to the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has been awarding stars on the Walk of Fame since the late 1950s. After years of fits and starts (and a lawsuit from Charlie Chaplin’s son, who believed h…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Helen Mirren Will Be Honored With Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award by Andrew Gans

The Oscar and Tony-winning actor will be celebrated in April 2018 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Film Interview: Jeff Rapsis’ Code of Silents by Arts Fuse Editor

For the past decade, Jeff Rapsis has improvised live scores for silent films starring Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

‘La Grenouille Avait Raison (The Toad Knew)’ at BAM, New York by Blouin Artinfo

BAM, New York will present a unique physical theatre performance titled “La Grenouille Avait Raison (The Toad Knew)” by James Thierrée.Trapped in a dank subterranean world, two restless…

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dick Smith : Worked With Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers by Trav S.D.

Richard “Dick” Smith (Hiram Richard Smith, 1886-1937) was born on this day. Originally from Cleveland, Smith was a vaudeville comedian and an actor and director in silent comedie…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Short Life of Merna Kennedy, Chaplin’s Co-Star in “The Circus” by Trav S.D.

During the silent era, Charlie Chaplin made his leading ladies from scratch, taking non-actors or aspirants with little experience and elevating them to the status of his co-stars for as lon…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Robin Bady by Zack Calhoon

Robin Bady is a storyteller. Her show Nancy Drewinsky, or, The Search for the Missing Letter will be at the United Solo Festival this fall. She is published in Storytelling Across the Curric…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Expanding the Legacy of Preston Sturges, American Cinema’s Greatest Comic Genius by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of the greatest American comic auteur of the post-silent era Preston Sturges (1898-1959). Hear me now and believe me later, as Hans and Franz used to say: Sturges REMAI…

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights to Honor Memory of Thomas Meehan by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway marquees will dim their lights at approximately 7:45pm on August 30 to honor the memory of Tony-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, who died on August 22. "Thomas Meehan was a …

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights to Honor Memory of Thomas Meehan by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway marquees will dim their lights at approximately 7:45pm on August 30 to honor the memory of Tony-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, who died on August 22. "Thomas Meehan was a …

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tony-winning ‘Annie’ writer Thomas Meehan dies at 88 by Associated Press

Meehan's other shows include "Young Frankenstein" with Brooks, "Cry-Baby" with O'Donnell, "Elf" with Bob Martin, "Chaplin" with Christopher Curtis, "Bombay Dreams" with Meera Syal and the mu…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stage direction: North By Northwest takes Hollywood to the theatre by Michael Billington

A theatrical adaptation of the Hitchcock classic finds clever ways to rework film techniques – and is the latest example of how the screen is influencing the stageHollywood in its infancy …

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Monday, July 31, 2017

‘A Monster Calls’ at Village Gold Class, Southland by Blouin Artinfo

Village Gold Class, Southland is currently screeneing “A Monster Calls,” directed by Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona.Starring Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, a…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Exclusive Podcast: Half Hour Call w/ Chris King Welcomes CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Kathy Fitzgerald by Half Hour Call With Chris King

Today's guest is Kathy Fitzgerald. Kathy has had a career in entertainment for over 30 years and has worked on Broadway in 'THE PRODUCERS', 'WICKED', '9 TO 5', and a whole bunch more includi…

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

7 Reasons Why 1917 Was the Most Auspicious Year in Silent Comedy by Trav S.D.

We are now midway through the centennial anniversary of what may have been silent comedy’s most auspicious year. Yes, there were other momentous events in other years. Mack Sennett sta…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

‘Doctor Zhivago’ at Phenomena, Barcelona by Blouin Artinfo

“Doctor Zhivago” will be playing at Phenomena in Barcelona on July 7, 2017.Set during the Russian Revolution, the film follows the story of Yuri Zhivago. After the death of Yuri’s moth…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tony Award winnerAlice RipleyNext to Normal,Erin DavieSunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens and Drama Desk honoreeDanny GardnerDames at Sea will join Tony Award nomineesBra…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

I Interview Playwrights Part 953: Matt Lyle by Adam Szymkowicz

Matt Lyle Hometown: Atlanta, Texas Current Town: Dallas, Texas Q:  What are you working on now? A:   I'm terrible at describing my plays but I'm going to just lean into my in…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Alice Ripley, Alex Brightman, Erin Davie and More to Highlight Musicals of the Last Decade in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley Next to Normal, Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman School of Rock, Erin Davie Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens andDrama Desk honoree Dann…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Leo Dryden: The Kipling of the Halls, Correspondent in Chaplin Break-Up by Trav S.D.

Born this day: Music Hall star Leo Dryden (George Dryden Wheeler, 1863-1939). Dryden was quite a well known performer in his day, nicknamed “The Kipling of the Halls” on account …

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz & Christiane Noll & More Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-Nominees Brandon Uranowitz Falsettos, An American in Paris amp Christiane Noll Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll amp Hyde and two-time Nightlife Award-Winner Scott Coulter and more to be a…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On the Town review - triple threat Danny Mac and co are unmissable by David Benedict

Glorious reimagining of Broadway rarity at Regent's Park Open Air TheatreOn 8 April 1952, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green were chatting to Charlie Chaplin at a party when he…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Come From Away Tony Nominee Jenn Colella Is's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Get ready to take flight with Broadway's award-winning sleeper hit Come From Away! Tony nominee Jenn Colella is onboard to lead's newest vlog, Welcome to …

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