Thursday, May 24, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: Rolling Stones; Michelle Terry Plays Hamlet by Mark Beech

 The Rolling Stones return to the London stage after five years away. The new boss of the Globe Theatre, Michelle Terry, plays Hamlet.Among theatrical previews starting up, Orlando Bloo…

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: Orlando Bloom, LCD Soundsystem, LIFT Festival by Mark Beech

 Two major festivals lead performing-arts events in London this coming week. There is the return of LIFT, also known as the London International Festival of Theatre. The new All Points …

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: Looking Back and Forward and Up and Down by Michael Block

By Ed MalinFlux Theatre Ensemble is presenting The Sea Concerto, a new play written by August Schulenberg and directed by Heather Cohn and Kelly O’Donnell.  This award-winning ensembl…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “Red,” “Mood Music,” Fairport Convention, Ladysmith Black Mambazo by Mark Beech

One of the greatest new plays on the London stage is about to end. “The Ferryman” will be much missed. It is also your last chance to see “Harold and Maude,” “The Inheritance” an…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mood Music

Joe Penhall’s new production Mood Music, directed by Roger Michell, is a timely look at exploitation, gender and what we will do to achieve our dreams. Irish singer/songwriter Cat (Seána …

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

The week in theatre: Mood Music; Chess; Nine Night by Susannah Clapp

Artist and producer fight over a song in Joe Penhall’s intricate new drama, a revival of Chess makes all the wrong moves, and a party of mourners lifts the spiritsThe lens through which we…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mood Music review – Joe Penhall's clash of the hitmakers by Michael Billington

Old Vic, London A row over intellectual property is at the heart of a fascinating and topical drama starring Ben Chaplin and Seána KerslakeJoe Penhall is very good at showing how a crisis c…

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MOOD MUSIC Old Vic, SE1 by Libby Purves and Friends

CREATIVES, C***TS AND  CONTRACTS     The theatrical repertoire has a new monster:   Bernard, created by Joe Penhall  and brought to scorchingly memorable,  sociopathically  irresi…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

First Look at Ben Chaplin in Old Vic’s Mood Music by Hannah Vine

Performances began April 21 at the London venue.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Help Tell the World About Alice Howell, the “Female Chaplin”! by Trav S.D.

Ben Model and Steve Massa have announced the exciting news that they are working on a new DVD compilation of film starring the great silent screen comedienne Alice Howell, whom we wrote abou…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Not My Job: Actor Laurie Metcalf Gets Quizzed On Three Short Men

Metcalf co-stars in the Broadway production of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. So we've invited her to play a game about Tom Cruise, Charlie Chaplin and a short man named Pete Conrad.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Photos: Mood Music at the Old Vic: Ben Chaplin and the cast in rehearsals

Joe Penhall's play runs as part of the Old Vic's bicentennial season

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In Rehearsal With Ben Chaplin for Old Vic’s Mood Music by Hannah Vine

Performances begin April 21 at the London venue.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Jenn Colella, Katrina Lenk Will Announce Outer Critics Nominations by Lauren Yarger

Katrina LenkJenn Colella (Come From Away) and Katrina Lenk (The Band's Visit) will announce the nominees for the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards.Jenn ColellaThe announcement will be made 11…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Christiane Noll Set for Deborah Grace Winer’s Classic American Songbook Series by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell The star of Broadway’s Chaplin, Ragtime and Jekyll & Hyde is set to appear in the Classic American Songbook Series presented by Deborah Grace Winer at Fei…

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When Charlie Chaplin’s Hippie Son Published a Tell-All Book by Trav S.D.

Michael John Chaplin was born on this day in 1946.  Michael is Charlie Chaplin’s third surviving son, and the oldest son from his marriage to Oona O’Neill. His older sister is …

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

How Screen Star Mary Pickford Became The Most Powerful Woman In Hollywood

In 1919, she co-founded United Artists with movie pioneers Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks (whom she married the next year). The goal was to make and distribute their ow…

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Something’s delicious by Cogency

When I learned that Rob McClure was starring in the national your of Something Rotten!, I was pleased. This Philadelphia actor/singer was the best thing in the Broadway musical Honeymoon in …

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ben Chaplin Replaces Rhys Ifans in Old Vic’s Mood Music by Ryan McPhee

Performances begin April 21 at the London venue.

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Previews starting 21 April 2018, press night 2 May 2018   The World Premiere of Joe Penhall’s Mood Music has undergone a final casting change and some other updates, which was o…

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NEWS: Ben Chaplin replaces Rhys Ifans in new Joe Penhall play Mood Music at The Old Vic by Press Releases

Ben Chaplin will be taking on the role of Bernard in the world premiere of Joe Penhall’s new play Mood Music at The Old Vic, replacing Rhys Ifans who is withdrawing from the production due…

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Ben Chaplin replaces Rhys Ifans in Old Vic’s Mood Music by Robin Johnson

Ben Chaplin will replace Rhys Ifans in the cast of The Old Vic's play Mood Music, with the latter regretfully withdrawing from the production due to family reasons. The post Ben Chaplin repl…

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Rob McClure Will Take On Jason Alexander's Tony-Winning Role in Jerome Robbins' Broadway at the Muny by Andy Lefkowitz

Multitalented Tony nominee Rob McClure will star in the Muny's upcoming mounting of the Tony-winning musical Jerome Robbins' Broadway, the opening production of the historic 100…

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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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