Saturday, June 29, 2024

Theater Books for Summer Reading 2024 by Jan Simpson

Summer has come roaring in this year. Temperatures seem to be setting records everywhere, making many of us (O.K., me) want to kick back and chill out with a cold drink and a cool book. The …

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 09:42AM
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

NTI Changed My Life - Josh Radnor by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be see…

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New Trailer for DISGRACED on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar had its Broadway premiere last week, on October 23, 2014, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed …

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:48AM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Highlights of Harvey Fierstein in BELLA BELLA! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Manhattan Theatre Club's World premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and …

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:32PM
Friday, May 24, 2024

Highlights from DISGRACED on Broadway; Opens This Thursday! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar will have its Broadway premiere this fall starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Th…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:48PM

Meet the Company of Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED; Begins Broadway Previews on 9/27 by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar just began rehearsals tomorrow for its Broadway production this fall. Previews begin on September 27 an…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:36AM
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Academy Award Winner Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut in New Play by Ayad Akhtar by Darryn King

Academy Award winner Robert Downey Jr. will make his Broadway debut in McNeal, a new play by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar (Junk, Disgraced), directed by Tony winner Bar…

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Robert Downey Jr. To Make Broadway Debut This Fall In Ayad Akhtar’s New Play ‘McNeal’ by Greg Evans

Robert Downey Jr. will make his his Broadway debut in the lead role of McNeal, the new play by Ayad Akhtar, author of the Tony-nominated Junk and the Pulitzer-winner Disgraced. Downey will p…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:45PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Janey review – behind-the-scenes doc shows standup at her hilarious and heartfelt best by Cath Clarke

On tour with her daughter after her cancer diagnosis the Scottish national treasure opens up about her life and finds big laughs in the face of death Here’s a documentary following the Gla…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Five Opens @ Theater 555 by Barry Gordin

FIVE: The Musical Parody, a WICKEDLY FUNNY tale, inspired by the former President opened at Theater 555 on 42nd Street. February 20, 2024:  FIVE: The Musical Parody, which opened last …

SOURCE: theaterlife at 08:14PM
Saturday, February 10, 2024

"The Connector" Fails to Connect With Me by Jan Simpson

Journalists love stories about journalism. We even love the stories that cast us in a bad light. And I'll admit that’s part of the reason that The Connector, which was inspired by the stor…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 11:12AM

How working with Weinstein haunted playwright Jez Butterworth and inspired his work by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Highly anticipated new play is a post-#MeToo story about trials women endure to realise their dreams He has built a reputation as one of Britain’s most revered modern playwrights, but Jez …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:02AM
Monday, February 5, 2024


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Saturday, January 20, 2024

A Belated—But Upbeat—Spring Preview by Jan Simpson

Previews are all about the promise of what’s to come so I suppose it’s no surprise that the last time I posted a preview list of the shows I was excited about seeing in an upcoming seaso…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 04:02PM
Monday, September 11, 2023

People You Should Know . . . Ahsan Ali by Zack Calhoon

Ahsan Ali is a writer, actor, and filmmaker who grew up in Pakistan, and then immigrated to NYC where he currently resides. Select theater credits: Amir in Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar (Americ…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 01:13PM
Thursday, June 29, 2023

August Blue by Brian Dillon

Wherever you go, there you are: in Deborah Levy’s new novel, a disgraced concert pianist drifting around Europe repeatedly runs into a doppelgänger. August Blue, by Deborah Levy, Farrar…

SOURCE: 4columns at 08:00PM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

CYMBELINE Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon by Libby Purves and Friends

GATHER ROUND AND HEAR AN OLD, OLD STORY…   Deep breath, concentrate at the back:  there’s this Ancient Briton King, who once banished a chap who vengefully stole his baby sons, leaving…

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

A Doll’s House review – Jessica Chastain captivates in minimalist revival by Gloria Oladipo

Hudson Theatre, New York The Oscar winner makes for an exceptional Nora in a visually muted yet emotionally effective remount of Ibsen’s classic drama Gone is the elaborate 19th-century ho…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:30PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Goldie Hawn Opens Up About CHICAGO Movie Audition With Madonna

Before Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger starred in the Oscar-winning 2003 film adaptation of Chicago, Goldie Hawn and Madonna had been developing a verison with disgraced producer…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:05PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Krysta Rodriguez & Erik Jensen Complete Cast of The Collaboration on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

The complete cast for the upcoming Broadway bow of Anthony McCarten's The Collaboration has been announced. The production, which had its world premiere at London’s Young Vic Theatre e…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Louis CK review – sordid, cynical and queasy comedy by Brian Logan

Wembley Arena, LondonThe standup returns to the UK with a set on morality, sex and religion that often excels but also stalls with casual misanthropy The last time Louis CK performed major U…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:33AM
Thursday, September 29, 2022

John Gabriel Borkman, Bridge Theatre review – amusing tale of awful people by Demetrios Matheou

Simon Russell Beale is the unapologetically corrupt banker, in Ibsen's chilly tragicomedy It always feels special when a play speaks so directly to an audience that you feel and hear the rip…

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Friday, August 12, 2022

‘Only broken people do that’: play explores dark heart of Ghislaine Maxwell by Rachel Hall

Ghislaine/Gabler looks at choices made by power-hungry women in a world built for men “Trash”, “disposable” and “pretty little fools” are the phrases a poised Ghislaine Maxwell u…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:54AM
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Cronies on boards, BBC vandalism and relentless culture wars – what Boris Johnson did for the arts by Charlotte Higgins

Defending statues, attacking ‘wokeness’, trying to destroy Channel 4 … the disgraced ex-PM’s impact on the arts has been disruptive, cynical and inept – but what comes next could b…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:24PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

News: Exit, Stage Left—Peace Mountain Theatre Company Ends Its Run by News Desk (organization-Submitted Press Release)

Peace Mountain Theatre Company Bids Farewell We hope you are well and continuing to take precautions against COVID. We were very saddened to have had to cancel our recent production of Edwar…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

See Richard Kind in a Gilbert and Sullivan Street Battle in a Clip From the Upcoming Film Tankhouse by Logan Culwell-Block

Telling the story of two disgraced NYC theatre artists who start a theatrical revolution in Fargo, North Dakota, the film releases May 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Disgraced’ at Vagabond Players by Max Garner

A doorman building in one of the fashionable artsy neighborhoods of lower Manhattan finds two couples getting together for an evening of drinking and vitriol. The hostess, a white artist, is…

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Telethon review – a 24-hour charity special is squeezed into 90 minutes, but it still feels too long by Kate Wyver

Shoreditch Town Hall, LondonMemes and the personal drama of worn-out celebrity take centre stage as an energetic trio of C-listers unite to fight the climate crisis A wealth of ideas have be…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:42AM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Disgraced’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company by Susan Brall

Ayad Akhtar’s acclaimed play, “Disgraced,” was first produced in 2013 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and an Obie Award for Playwriting that year. It received a Tony Award for Dra…

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

A captivating, explosive ‘Disgraced’ from Peace Mountain Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

The play's challenging realities come front and center into our hearts and minds.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:25AM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Broadway: What's Closed, Canceled or Rescheduled? - All the changes to the Broadway lineup due to COVID-19 by Raven Snook

Which shows are reopening when during the 2021-2022 season  --- When Broadway theatres shuttered due to the COVID-19 crisis on March 12, 2020, they vowed to reopen in a month. That did not …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM

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