Friday, June 17, 2016

This Sunday at Film Forum: Chaplin’s “The Kid” by Trav S.D.

This Sunday (June 19, 2016) at 11am, Film Forum will be showing Charlie Chaplin’s landmark feature The Kid (1921) as part of their Film Forum Jr. series. In some ways, The Kid is …

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Century of Slapstick #98: Charlie Chaplin in “The Fireman” by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin comedy The Fireman (1916). Sometimes even a brilliant comedian will get an otherwise great idea that just somehow …

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Friday, June 10, 2016

20 Questions in 2 Minutes with Something Rotten! Star Rob McClure

See Rob McClure take on 20 fast questions about Something Rotten!, Chaplin, and so much more.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Star of Chaplin, Steven Arnold by Helen McWilliams

I knew about Charlie Chaplin. I’d seen clips of him when I was a kid and of course he was the biggest star in his time. I’ve done some research on him, now, there’s not much footage on…

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Pro-Worker Parallels Between Oona O’Neill’s Playwright Father and Filmmaker Husband by Ed Rampell

by ED RAMPELL first play I saw in Los Angeles upon my return from Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, was Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape, playing at the Odyssey Theatre through July 17. …

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

On The Marx Brothers Writers by Trav S.D.

In which we continue our ongoing series of Marx Brothers posts. (We observe this morning with satisfaction but not surprise that, after Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers are the vaudeville …

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

God, He Hates Shakespeare! Rob McClure Starts Performances in Something Rotten! by Lindsey Sullivan

This is going to be eggcellent! Broadway fave Rob McClure begins performances in Something Rotten! as Nick Bottom on June 2. He steps in for Brian d'Arcy James, who received a Tony nomim…

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Rob McClure Joins Cast of Broadway's Something Rotten! Tonight by Andrew Gans

The Tony-nominated Chaplin star steps into the role created by Brian d'Arcy James.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Century of Slapstick #98: Charlie Chaplin in “Police” by Trav S.D.

  Today marks the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin comedy Police. Police was Chaplin’s last short for Essanay Studios. Rather spitefully, after he left t…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Chaplin UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Charlie Chaplin remains one of the silver screens greatest ever comic performers. Chaplin – The Charlie Chaplin Story tells the story of this icon of British legend mus…

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Still Time to Get Tickets to Drama Desk Panel on Revivals by Lauren Yarger

GAVIN CREEL, WARREN CARLYLE, STEVEN PASQUALE and JESSICA VOSK are among the panelists for REVIVING THE REVIVAL, a lively discussion about staging revivals moderated …

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

100 Years Ago: Chaplin’s Mutual Period by Trav S.D.

100 years ago today Charlie Chaplin released The Floorwalker, the first of twelve classic comedy shorts he would make for the Mutual Film Corporation. Mutual was the firm that had previous…

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Century of Slapstick #97: Chaplin’s “The Floorwalker” by Trav S.D.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release date of the Charlie Chaplin comedy The Floorwalker (1916). The Floorwalker was the first of Chaplin’s Mutual comedies and he upped his …

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spotlight On...Tatyana Kot by Michael Block

Name: Tatyana KotHometown: grew up at Stepnogorsk, KazakhstanEducation: MA in Education from Kurgan State University, Kurgan, RussiaSelect credits: Salome with Blackmoon Theater Company at t…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Himself and Nora Meet The Press by Sandi Durell

    The company of the new musical Himself and Nora: Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Michael McCormick (Chaplin), Zachary Prince (Honeymo…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bottoms Up! Rob McClure Will Join Broadway's Something Rotten! by Ryan McPhee

Rob McClure has a rotten project up his sleeves! The Broadway favorite will join the cast of Something Rotten!, taking over for fellow Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as Nick Bott…

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Theater News: Rob McClure to Replace Brian d'Arcy James in Broadway's Something Rotten!

McClure, a Tony nominee for Chaplin, was recently seen in the Tony-nominated Noises Off.

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Rob McClure Will Join Cast of Broadway's Something Rotten! by Andrew Gans

The Tony-nominated Chaplin star will begin performances next month.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

FSLC Honors Morgan Freeman by Barry

FSLC Honors Morgan Freeman with Gala Tribute and Chaplin Award  By: Ellis Nassour Film Society of Lincoln Center, presenter of the annual New York Film Festival, is honoring veteran ac…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/12/16- BELLS ARE RINGING by Stage Tube

Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a music…

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Spend a Two-Show Day with Kelly Chaplin Martin at Carousel by Monica Simoes

Get a unique look backstage Serenbe Playhouse production of Carousel.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Oscar Nominee Diane Lane Will Headline Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

This defines meta! Diane Lane, who made her Broadway debut as a child in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard, starring Meryl Streep, is returning to the Anton Chekhov classic. Directed by…

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Sunday at Film Forum: Chaplin, Lloyd and Laurel & Hardy! by Trav S.D.

This Sunday (April 3, 2016) at 11am, New York’s Film Forum will present an excellent triple bill of classic silent comedy shorts. On the menu are the following films (click on the titl…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Rita Gam obituary by Brian Baxter

Versatile actor with notable roles in films such as The Thief and KluteThe actor Rita Gam, who has died aged 87, starred in many films from the 1950s onwards, alongside famous names includin…

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Stars of Slapstick #221: Gaylord Lloyd by Trav S.D.

It’s well known that Charlie Chaplin employed his brothers Sydney Chaplin and Wheeler Dryden on his films, and then later cast most of his children, and equally well known that Buster …

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Friday, February 19, 2016

HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL Rocks Feinstein's/54 Below in Concert Tonight by BroadwayWorld

Prepare to rock when HOLD ON THE MUSICALexplodes on the Feinstein's54 Below stage in concert tonight, February 19, 2016. Be one of the first to hear this exciting new musicalfeaturing Jenn C…

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

For Valentines Day: Stage Kisses and Musical Love Songs by New York Theater

Kiss Me Kate; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Stage Kiss: There sure are a lot of kisses in the theater. Below: Elizabeth Taylor kisses John Culllum in Private Lives in 1983, and Tallulah Bankhead…

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Morgan Freeman To Receive Chaplin Award From Film Society Of Lincoln Center by Jeremy Gerard

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman will receive the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 43rd Chaplin Award during the group’s annual gala on April 25. Freeman, a five-time Oscar nominee an…

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Stage preview: Trust Cabaret teams Laura Osnes and Rob McClure by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Laura Osnes’ co-stars were switched from Charming to Chaplin, and a new act was born for the Trust Cabaret Series.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Preview: Frigid Festival 2016 by Michael Block

It’s winter which means the Frigid Festival is upon us! This year for their 10th edition, Horse Trade Theater Group will play host to an assortment of producitons at the Kraine Theater and…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Interview: From Roxie Hart to Anita in ‘West Side Story’, Bianca Marroquín Conquers the World, One Song at a Time by Jose Solis

The first thing that strikes you about Bianca Marroquín is her light. If she were performing in a darkened room, she would make it brighter through sheer force of will. Her megawatt smile l…

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