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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Sunday, March 4, 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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Thursday, March 1, 2018

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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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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