Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hindle Wakes by Wendy Caster

Sex. It's a tricky thing, is sex.Throughout history, including now, cultures have sought to tame sex's complexity via rigid rules, assumptions, and limitations (particularly for women), with…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Four Years of Feeling the Earth Move! See Photos from Beautiful's Anniversary Celebration by Lindsey Sullivan

Happy birthday, Beautiful! The Carole King musical celebrated four years on the Great White Way on January 14. That's four years of rocking big hair, belting bigger hits and backstage sh…

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Constellation’s ‘Skin of Our Teeth’ misses by just a hair by Nelson Pressley

Thornton Wilder’s shaggy 1942 play renders chaos as timeless.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fast & Furious Live: cars are the stars as hit movie shifts gear to the stage by Zoe Williams

It’s got a plane, a submarine and hair-frazzling explosions. As the Fast and Furious phenomenon spawns a live show, we go behind the scenes to meet the drivers and crew at the wheelThe Liv…

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Swish! A Kind Shot by Sandi Durell

    by Samuel L. Leiter     Sports fans! Don’t be deceived by the glam promo shot of actress Terri Mateer, star of A Kind Shot, showing this tall drink of Gatorade in h…

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Comedian Felipe Esparza goes to some dark places with a smile by Zach Freeman

Once he takes the stage, comedian Felipe Esparza — who released the hourlong stand-up special “Translate This” on HBO last year but is perhaps still best known for winning “Last Comi…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

5 Shows to See if You’re in New York in January by Ben Brantley

For the new year, productions that aim to shake up your senses and challenge your assumptions. Plus: ’80s jargon and hair.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Broadway Theater Review: The Parisian Woman with Uma Thurman by Lauren Yarger

The Parisian WomanBy Beau WillimonDirected by Pam MacKinnonHudson TheatreThrough March 11By Lauren YargerBlackmail, political ambition, sexual scandals and Trump jokes combine to make more t…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Public Announces Full Cast of THE LOW ROAD by BroadwayWorld

The Public Theater Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis Executive Director, Patrick Willingham announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of THE LOW ROAD, written by Tony and Puli…

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Building foundations: the best training routes for getting into hair and make-up for stage and screen by Paul Vale

With advances in lighting and more televised performances, make-up, hair and wig training is more important than ever. Paul Vale looks at

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Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ at the Sydney Opera House by Blouin Artinfo

Sydney Opera House will stage Green Day’s “American Idiot,” directed by Craig Ilott and starring Phoebe Panaretos as Whatsername. The punk trio released their career-defining concept a…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

The School of Doing: Lessons From Theater Master Gerald Freedman by Wendy Caster

You may have heard of director Gerald Freedman. You may not have. But you've certainly heard of his work: Freedman assistant-directed the original West Side Story and Gypsy. He dir…

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Broadway/San Diego Severs Ties With Ben Vereen Following Sexual Assault Allegations by Stephanie Wild

According to the San Diego Tribune, touring presenter BroadwaySan Diego has announced that it will be severing ties with actor Ben Vereen, following allegations of sexual assault. As Broadwa…

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Introducing our first #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek - Aquarius

It's a new year, so we thought why not start as we mean to go on, with some new #StageFaves segments!? After a little thought we had a lightbulb moment - why not feature a different song eac…

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Broadway legend Ben Vereen is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing actresses during the production of ‘Hair’ by Nicole Bitette and Nancy Dillon / New York Daily News

When Ben Vereen held auditions for “Hair” at a community theatre in Florida in 2015, the Tony winner said he wanted to break new ground with the rock musical.

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Anoushka Warden: ‘My mum just asked if twat was a real word’ by Kate Kellaway

As her monologue My Mum’s a Twat opens at the Royal Court, PR turned playwright Anoushka Warden talks about her big break – and how she survived a difficult childhoodAnoushka Warden did …

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Ben Vereen Accused of Sexual Assault During 2015 Florida Production of Hair by Ryan McPhee

Multiple women have come forward, alleging the Tony winner had sexually harassed them while directing a community theatre production.

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CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE, GREATEST SHOWMAN Among Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominees by BroadwayWorld

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists GuildMUAHS, IATSE Local 706 have announced nominations for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater during …

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Ben Vereen Accused of Sexual Assault During Production of HAIR by Stephanie Wild

The Daily News is reporting that several actresses have accused Broadway veteran Ben Vereen of sexual assault during a production of Hair he directed in Florida in 2015. The women say that V…

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Monday, January 1, 2018

WATCH: @Lin_Manuel Miranda joins @KCorden for Hair The Crosswalk Musical

HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined James Corden for his latest "Crosswalk Musical" segment to spread the love and hippy vibes of HAIR. It might be the most outrageous episode yet of …

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Jack Lowden: Method acting? I'd rather fanny around by Ryan Gilbey

The Electra star on sharing the stage with Kristin Scott Thomas, never taking the job home with him and his small-screen appearance with Mark Rylance in Wolf HallAudiences at the exhilaratin…

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

HBO’s ‘Gunpowder’ unravels the darker side of history by Blouin Artinfo

HBO’s “Gunpowder,” starring British actor Kit Harrington, is a three-hour mini-series that deals with the Gunpowder plot, a failed attempt by rebellious English Catholics to blow up Pa…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

In the footsteps of American writer James Baldwin by Blouin Artinfo

In the wake of the rightwing extremism, Le Monde maps the footsteps of James Baldwin with two of his exhibitions awaiting to be on view, previewed in a report by Nicolas Bourcier. James Bald…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Interview: Caissie Levy of ‘Frozen’ Will Ring In the New Year at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

The star of Frozen and Hair will headline the New Year’s show at Feinstein’s/54 Below. We caught up with her to talk about her wishes for 2018, putting together her setlist, and …

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Join HAIR's Hippie New Year Party by BroadwayWorld

Come JoinTheTribe one final time on Friday 12 January 2018 with their Hippie New YearClosing Party post show from 2215hrs After a hugely successful run at The Vaults, the 50th Anniversary pr…

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Dove Cameron Reveals Her Fangirl Moment Over Lana Del Rey by Young Hollywood

Dove Cameron Reveals Her Fangirl Moment Over Lana Del ReyYH heads to BELAMI Beauty Bar where we catch up with Dove Cameron as she launches her exclusive Dove x BELLAMI collection of clip-in …

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Real Theatre Buffs: Hair’s Clothing Optional performance by Chris Grady

As reported in The Sun this week, the company of Hair at the Vaults invited us to organize a performance of the show where the audience would arrive and enjoy the show (and the bar) clothing…

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From Hair to Spring Awakening: 10 Musicals That Rocked Broadway by Hannah Vine

Check out the shows which brought rock music to Broadway and changed the cultural landscape.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Great Storage Struggle: What to Do With All That Stuff by Kerry Hishon

After a show closes, there is often a ton of stuff left over – set pieces and flats, furniture, costume items, props, makeup and hair products… the list goes on and on! Ideally, your sch…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Terrence Mann & Will Swenson to Star in Off-Broadway Debut of Jerry Springer — The Opera by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominees Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the off-Broadway premiere of the gleefully profane Jerry Springer — The Opera. Mann will play the title role alongside Swenson…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lee Roy Reams and Caissie Levy to Ring in the New Year at Feinstein's/54 Below by BroadwayWorld

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Feinstein's54 Below as two of Broadway's most beloved stars return to Broadway's Supper Club to usher in the new year Tony nominee and Broadway legend Lee RoyReam…

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