Thursday, September 19, 2019

Helltrap Nightmare wishes Chicago a fond, freaky farewell by Anna White

The weirdo-comedy staples perform a sold-out show before heading west. The first Helltrap Nightmare I attended was in 2016, in the bar half of Cafe Mustache. Sar…

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Macbeth review – ferocity and techno witches in gender-switched tragedy by Mark Fisher

Royal Exchange, ManchesterLucy Ellinson stars as a lean, mean and moody Macbeth in Christopher Haydon’s noisy, dystopian production, with Ony Uhiara as a high-spirited wife Let’s number …

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Blythe Danner, Annie Golden, and Alessandro Nivola to Attend Film Screenings at Metrograph by Dan Meyer

Disobedience, I’ll See You in Your Dreams, and Hair will all play between September 16 and September 21 at the New York City cinema.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Chris Cox Preps for a Magical Broadway Debut in The Illusionists by Kathy Henderson For Broadway Direct

Chris Cox looks like your friendly next-door neighbor, with boyishly messy hair, oversized eyeglasses, and a wardrobe of colorful suspenders. But don’t underestimate this self-described …

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Angelin Preljocaj: 'Dance is showing the soul with your body – it's sacred' by Chris Wiegand

The essence of dance is a ritual, says the choreographer whose seductively mysterious works embrace everything from the annunciation to the apocalypse Angelin Preljocaj is celebrated for hi…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Betrayal by John Simon

We have here Robert, a publisher; his best friend, Jerry, a literary agent; Emma, Robert’s sassy wife, a gallerist, for seven years Jerry’s clandestine mistress, but no longer so for two…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Good News! Talia Suskauer, Allison Bailey & Cleavant Derricks to Join the North American Wicked Tour by Ryan Gilbert

Pulse is rushing, head is reeling, face is flushing! The North American tour of Wicked will welcome new cast members Talia Suskauer, Allison Bailey and Tony winner Cleavant Derricks as Elpha…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rock Concert Review: Jack White with the Raconteurs — Very Much in the Moment by Paul Robicheau

On the same week that heavy prog-rockers Tool scored the No. 1 album in the country, it was great to see Jack White let down his wavy black hair, smile a bunch, and kick out the jams with hi…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Photo Flash: Inside Disney on Broadway's Panel at DragCon, Featuring Alyssa Fox, Noah J. Ricketts, and More!

This past weekend Disney on Broadway held a panel at DragCon — Disney On Broadway: Serving Hair Face and Looks for 25 Years.

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2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: Spooky Shows by Faith Flynn

Start spooky season a month early with these  hair-raising performances by eight of our independent artists. BASEMENT Gunnar Montana Gunnar Montana transports us once again, this time downw…

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The Wharf Revue 2019: Unr-dact-d by Arts Review

The all-singing, all-dancing, side-splittingly funny solution to all the world’s problems, Sydney Theatre Company’s The Wharf Revue 2019: Unr-dact-d, returns for another year of satirica…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Krysta Rodriguez on Hercules, Her 54 Below Solo Show Debut & Going Back to Smash by Caitlin Moynihan

Krysta Rodriguez in Hercules (Photo: Joan Marcus)To say that Krysta Rodriguez is booked and busy is an understatement. Not only did she finish up a week-long run in the Hercules as part of …

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sasha Allen Joins For Colored Girls at Public Theater; Production Is Extended by Andy Lefkowitz

Powerhouse Broadway alum Sasha Allen has joined the company of the Public Theater's highly anticipated new staging of the late Ntozake Shange's groundbreaking work For Colored Girls Who Hav…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Sasha Allen Joins For Colored Girls at Public Theater; Production Receives Extension by Andy Lefkowitz

Powerhouse Broadway alum Sasha Allen has joined the company of the Public Theater's highly anticipated new staging of the late Ntozake Shange's groundbreaking work For Colored Girls Who Hav…

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Take a look at the Hercules musical — even without winning a lottery ticket by Christian Holub

Who put the “glad” in “gladiator”? For the past few weeks, the answer to that question has been New York City’s Public Theater, which is currently finishing up a limited run of a n…

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Reimagining ‘Giselle’ For The Social Media Age by Artsjournal1

“Imagine this scenario: Hilarion likes Giselle, but she swipes right on Albrecht, and is smitten. Little does she know, Albrecht is already involved with Bathilde. When Giselle finds out, …

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Tech Support - When Life Is What You Make It by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Who among us hasn't at one point longed for a break from hi-speed technology and a return to a time when things were simpler? This is the starting point for Debra…

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Hercules musical is a stage adaptation filled with heroics and heart by Jessica Derschowitz

As August comes to a close and September takes its place, the hottest ticket in town for New York theatergoers isn’t perma-hit Hamilton or this year’s Tonys champ Hadestown, it’s a dif…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Tony Nominee Ashley Park Joins Frozen Star Caissie Levy in Concert at London’s Cadogan Hall by Adam Hetrick

Levy has appeared in the West End productions of Ghost the Musical and the 2010 revival of Hair.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Broadway’s Caissie Levy, Bradley Gibson, and Michael James Scott Join NYC DragCon Panel by Dan Meyer

The performers will join Frozen’s Noah J. Ricketts in the Alexis Michelle- and Nina West-moderated panel “Disney On Broadway: Serving Hair, Face, and Looks for 25 Years”

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Monday, August 26, 2019

A Brutally Honest Evening with Mel B review – scary, spicy and surreal by Dave Simpson

Grand theatre, LeedsThe Spice Girl’s spoken-word show spans her chaotic life story and provides a compelling look at superstardom’s human cost This show is billed as “brutally honest…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Original Hercules voice actor Roger Bart talks going the distance, playing Hades on stage by Devan Coggan

They say the devil you know is better than the one you don’t. So when it came time for the Hercules stage musical to cast its central devil, the creative team didn’t have to look far. M…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Not Today's Yesterday review – deft demolition of rightwing wrongs by Anna Winter

Zoo Southside, EdinburghLina Limosani and Seeta Patel target the whitewashing of colonial history in a punchy, pertinent piece of dance theatre Australian choreographer Lina Limosani and Bri…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

I Interview Playwrights Part 1057: Brenda Withers by Adam Szymkowicz

Brenda WithersHometown: Merrick, NYCurrent Town: Wellfleet, MAQ:  What are you working on now?A:  I'm in the middle of a play about eugenics, IVF, and shelter dogs. Q:  Tell me, if yo…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Bat Out of Hell Star Andrew Polec on Meeting Meat Loaf, His Signature Hair & How a Bike Crash Changed Everything by Caitlin Moynihan

Andrew Polec just won't quit. After playing the role of Strat in Bat Out of Hell in the West End and on tour, he has officially brought the Jim Steinman-Meat Loaf musical to New York City…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: Broadway Bounty Hunter by Laurenyarger

Annie Golden and Alan H. Green. Photo: Matthew Murphy Broadway Bounty HunterMusic and Lyrics by Joe IconisBook by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin and Jason Sweettooth WilliamsDirected and Choreogra…

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Chita Rivera Will Honor Hal Prince at Annual Broadway Blessing by Laurenyarger

Chita Rivera. Photo: Barry Gordin Chita Rivera is scheduled to give a special tribute to Hal Prince at the 22nd annual Broadway Blessing 7 pm Monday, Sept. 16 at St. Malachy's Church (The Ac…

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Conference Call: Leah Forster, Dana Friedman, Liz Glazer: "LOL Nidrei: Unforgivably Naughty Jewish Comedy by Adam Rothenberg

As someone who used to perform Stand-Up comedy, I love interviewing comedians. I remember performing on a few Jewish/Gay specific comedy shows and it was great seeing the wide range of jokes…

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Pop Magic connects Medusa with MeToo by Dan Jakes

The snake-haired Gorgon gets a narrative makeover in this touring devised piece. Despite sporting the most recognizable hairdo in all of literature, general know…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Oklahoma! Standout Will Brill, Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason and More Set for This Week's #LiveAtFive by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects, and take quest…

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Wild oversharing comic Phoebe Robinson: 'I do dumb things. That's who I am!' by Alexis Soloski

Is the fringe ready for the brash standup who used to get paid in nachos and chicken wings? We meet one half of 2 Dope Queens as she fills her shoes with sweat What does Phoebe Robinson want…

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