Sunday, January 22, 2017

Century of Slapstick #106: Charlie Chaplin in “Easy Street: by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of one of Charlie Chaplin’s best known and best loved comedy shorts Easy Street (1917). Easy Street was made and released at the p…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Joe Bonamassa Live at Royal Albert Hall by Blouin Artinfo

American blues-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter Joe Bonamassa(b. 1977) will perform live at Royal Albert Hall, London, on April 21, 2017.Hailed as one of the greatest guitar players of…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bottom's Gonna Be on Top: Something Rotten! Tour Star Rob McClure Is Broadway.com's Next Vlogger by Ryan Gilbert

Throw a big parade, praises will be made, compliments paid—it's gonna be great! Tony nominee Rob McClure, who's leading the national tour of Something Rotten!, is going behind …

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Screen gods, guilt and glamour: actor Claire Bloom on her life in the limelight by Stuart Jeffries

She was given her big break by Charlie Chaplin and worked with Richard Burton and Laurence Olivier. Claire Bloom talks about her rise to fame and reading her ex-husband Philip Roth’s work…

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Interview: Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin on ‘The Illusionists – Turn of the Century’ by Jose Solis

Whether he’s hanging from the London Eye, or floating over metal pikes at the Palace Theatre in New York City, escapologist/daredevil Jonathan Goodwin always keeps the audience enthralled.…

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Century of Slapstick #105: Charlie Chaplin in “The Rink” by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin comedy The Rink (1916). The Rink is a gem from Chaplin’s Mutual period, that magical stretch when he could d…

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Chaplin in Brooklyn Tomorrow! by Trav S.D.

Hey Brooklyn! Tomorrow (Sunday, December 4) at 4pm, Flicker Alley is presenting three classic Chaplin shorts from the Essanay period at the Alamo Drafthouse, with Ben Model at the keys! On t…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Century of Slapstick #104: Chaplin Takes Us “Behind the Screen” by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin movie Behind the Screen (1916). While made at the peak of Chaplin’s Mutual period, this comedy feels to me li…

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Friday, November 4, 2016

'A clown is innocent': Philippe Gaulier tips a bucket of water over creepy craze by Brian Logan

The scary pranksters with red noses and outsize shoes running amok on the streets are the antithesis of a great tradition, says the celebrated clown teacher Schools were barricaded, Hallowee…

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Best in Shows @ 54 Below by Barry

Farah Alvin, Roger Bart, Haven Burton, Eden Espinosa, Capathia Jenkins,  Andy Karl, Orfeh, Gabriella Pizzolo, Keala Settle, Margo Seibert, Rob McClure (Chaplin), Charles Strou…

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Robert De Niro to be Honored with the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award by BroadwayWorld

According to Variety, it was announced today at the closing of the New York Film Festival that Robert De Niro will be the 44th recipient of the Chaplin Award, presented by the Film Society o…

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Replay: Rosalind Russell stars in the TV version of Wonderful Town by Terry Teachout

A rare kinescope of a complete TV performance of Wonderful Town, originally broadcast live by CBS on November 30, 1958. Rosalind Russell stars as Ruth Sherwood, the role she created in the 1…

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Century of Slapstick #103: Charlie Chaplin in “The Pawnshop” by Trav S.D.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the release of the classic Charlie Chaplin short The Pawnshop (1916). This comedy was made at the peak of Chaplin’s Mutual period and is full of …

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Something Rotten! Stars Rob McClure & Will Chase Talk Codpieces, Muppets and (What Else?) Tony Danza by Broadway.com

Something Rotten! stars Rob McClure and Will Chase are hilarious as they answer your questions about Nashville, Chaplin, Nathan Lane, Tony Danza, puppets and SO much more.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tonight on TCM: More Silent Slapstick Classics by Trav S.D.

Everey Tuesday and Wednesday in September, Turner Classic Movies will be showing some of the finest silent comedy and slapstick classics (and documentaries thereon). Here’s what’…

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Century of Slapstick #102: Charlie Chaplin in “The Count” by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin comedy The Count (1916).  This movie shows Chaplin at the top of his game as a straight up comedian, chock full o…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hear Ye! Something Rotten! Stars Rob McClure & Will Chase Are Taking Your Questions! by Broadway.com

Renaissance rock stars Rob McClure and Will Chase are taking a break from the slings and arrows of outrageous musical comedy to answer your questions. Whether 'tis nobler to ask the …

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

On Chaplin’s Other Half Brother by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Wheeler Dryden (George Dryden Wheeler, Jr, 1892-1957). It was tempting to include him in both my Stars of Vaudeville and Stars of Slapstick series, but Dryden was ad…

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Toad Knew review – a grand illusion by Clare Brennan

King’s theatre, EdinburghJames Thiérrée’s performance piece contains a glorious coup de théâtre but exists in a closed world without dramaWhat The Toad Knew and how or why he knew it…

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Friday, August 26, 2016

The Toad Knew review – James Thierrée's seductive wonder-world by Lyn Gardner

King’s theatre, EdinburghThierrée’s new show is a spellbinding mix of ravishing visuals, breathtaking acrobatics and Heath Robinson-style contraptions Related: James Thierrée: 'Baryshn…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Spotlight On...Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy by Michael Block

Name:  Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. MurphyHometown: MARK: Manhattan, New York CityALISON: Cape May Court House, NJEducation:  MARK: B.A. Vassar College, Theater majorALISON: B.A.…

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Review: Launch The Comedy Rocket! by Michael Block

By Michael BlockRemember the Sony hack a few years ago? You know the one. When “The Interview,” the satirical stoner comedy about Kim Jong-un, was set to be released and the e-mails of S…

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Spotlight On...Zach Stephens by Michael Block

Name: Zach Stephens
Hometown: Lehigh Valley, PA
Education: Marymount Manhattan
Favorite Credits: The Four Seasons by Charles Mee, Daniel MacIvor’s Never Swim Alone, Fernando Arrabal…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Spotlight On...Charles Bloom by Michael Block

Name: Charles BloomHometown: Los Angeles, CA.Education: Academically. NYU - Music Composition and Psychology. In life, alongside my formal music education, I found my semi-brief career as an…

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Who's Going to Get "The Last Word"? by Broadway & Me

Maybe it's the summer heat. Or maybe too many of you are out of town. Or maybe it's a reluctance to take a chance on an unknown show. Whatever the reason, there weren't as many entrants in t…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

James Thierrée: 'Baryshnikov told me to get used to pain. It's part of a dancer's life' by Chris Wiegand

As he prepares to take his latest spectacular to the Edinburgh festival, the performer talks about the ‘magic box’ of theatre, listening to frogs’ secrets and playing an acrobatic Arie…

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Century of Slapstick #100: Charlie Chaplin in “The Vagabond” by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of Charlie Chaplin’s The Vagabond (1916). The Vagabond was a great leap forward in terms of Chaplin’s story telling artistry, …

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tomorrow on TCM: 3 Chaplin Classics by Trav S.D.

Tomorrow afternoon (Eastern times) Turner Movie Classics will be presenting three classic Charlie Chaplin movies. As a lead-in, almost to whet your appetite before the big feast, they’…

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review: The Tramp Speaks by Michael Block

By Michael BlockCharlie Chaplin is a staple of the lexicon of Hollywood. Possibly the most well known and influential icons of the silent movie era, Charlie Chaplin was a complex persona. In…

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Why I love and chose to produce The Good Devil by Guest Writer

When I was a kid, I loved Saturday morning cartoons (of course), and the old Superman series, but most of all I loved the black-and-white films of physical comedians of yore—Chaplin and La…

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Cheyenne Jackson: I'm Tom Jones Meets Shirley Bassey by Jesse Steinbach

Michael Mustocheyenne jacksonJoan RiversTheater & DanceMoviesLady GagaAmerican Horror StoryMichael MustoIt’s a real Renaissance for Cheyenne Jackson—that’s the name of the actor/si…

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