Saturday, November 10, 2018

Favorite Quotations by John Simon

Some of what follows may be repetition, but a good thing bears repeating, especially in an age when so much bad stuff is prevailing. So what I am discussing and explicating are touchstones a…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Opera Review: Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ by Annapolis Opera at MD Hall for the Creative Arts by Dr. Mark Dreisonstok

And so Bugs Bunny, “The Rabbit of Seville” posing as a barber on the operatic stage, rubs the hair tonic “Figaro Fertilizer” on Elmer Fudd’s baldpate, and the latter reacts in comi…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce by Darryl Reilly

Purring sensually with a slight nasal New York accent, dressed in a black suit, white shirt and a black tie and handling a microphone while in front of its stand, actor Ronnie Marmo vocally …

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Review: ‘Cinderella’ at Imagination Stage by Emily Gilson

Full disclosure: I love fairy tales. All of them. I always have, despite also being a girl who asked myself one day why Rapunzel couldn’t just make a ladder with all her own hair and escap…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sheridan Smith: ‘I just fell apart. I lost my mind for a time there’ by Tom Lamont

She was a rising star, but silently struggled with alcohol and panic attacks. The actor tells all about her breakdown and her hard-won recoverySheridan Smith arrives at the restaurant with a…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

‘The Favourite’ by Yorgos Lanthimos dominates BIFA 2018 by Blouin Artinfo

Yorgos Lanthimos’s absurdist Restoration-era comedy has emerged as the favorite in the British Independent Film Award, BIFA 2018, nominations.‘The Favourite’ by director Yorgos Lanthim…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

London Bat Out of Hell Star Jordan Luke Gage on Taking over the Leading Role in the Rock Extravaganza and His Surprising Tattoo by Matt Wolf

Jordan Luke Gage was already doing several performances a week as the ever-young Strat in the Jim Steinman-scored rock extravaganza Bat Out of Hell at the Dominion Theatre, but when original…

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Listen to Boyfriend's New R&B Rendition of South Pacific’s ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The feminist rapper puts her spin on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

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Broadway Theater Review: The Waverly Gallery -- TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Lucas Hedges, Elaine May, Joan Allen, David Cromer, Michael Cera. Photo: Brigitte LacombeThe Waverly GalleryBy Kenneth LonerganDirected by Lila NeugebauerGolden TheatreBy Lauren YargerThe Wa…

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Broadway Theater Review: The Ferryman by Lauren Yarger

The company. Photo: Joan MarcusThe FerrymanCredit: © 2018 Joan MarThe FerrymanBy Jez ButterworthDirected by Sam Mendes.Bernard B. Jacobs TheatreBy Lauren YargerIt's 1981 in Northern Ir…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen Talks MAGNUM P.I., STAR, and His Upcoming Holiday Shows by TV News Desk

Ben Vereen is one of the most accomplished and versatile entertainers. From starring in Broadway shows such asWicked,Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, to winning the Tony Award and the Drama Des…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Title Songs: 1964 - 1970 by JK

Broadway musicals throughout history are known for their eleven o'clock numbers, mid-show ballets and jaw-dropping production numbers. I have my favorites in all categories. But I have speci…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

I Interview Playwrights Part 1009: Caroline Macon by Adam Szymkowicz

Caroline (Caro) Macon Hometown: Carrollton, Texas Current Town: Chicago, Illinois Q:  What are you working on now? A:  A few things! A children's play called How to Grow a…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Odds & Ends: Kristolyn Lloyd, Marin Ireland, Kyle Beltran Cast in World Premiere Play Blue Ridge & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Kristolyn Lloyd, Marin Ireland, Kyle Beltran Cast in World Premiere Play Blue Ridge Casting has been announced for Blue R…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

ASPECTS OF LOVE Comes to Southwark Playhouse by BroadwayWorld

Following the critically acclaimed season at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester this summer, Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre are delighted to announce the transfer of…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future  by Darryl Reilly

For the first 25 minutes, the bushy red-bearded, receding with flowing hair Mr. Butler appears solo performing a series of his delightful songs. Butler superbly plays the banjo, guitar and h…

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Oklahoma! - Far More Than Just Okay by [email protected] (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe true strength of a classical piece of theatre is its ability to be re-imagined without losing those elements which made it special in the first place. Case in p…

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Niamh Cusack: “The Macbeths are flesh and blood, they’re not monsters” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

On the terrace of the Barbican Centre, the wind blows decisively. The sky shifts, throwing shadows over the sun in unpredictable waves. Niamh Cusack brings the material of her cardigan close…

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Death of a Salesman review – Don Warrington is the business by Mark Fisher

Royal Exchange, ManchesterSarah Frankcom gives Arthur Miller’s decline-and-fall drama an extra edge in this powerful productionDon Warrington’s Willy Loman is at the centre of his own un…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Deal With Musicians Union by BroadwayWorld

It was previously reported that the Lyric Opera of Chicago had reached deals with four unions following ongoing negotiations with many of the opera's stakeholders. The opera had reached agre…

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BWW Interview: Andy Coxon Talks THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME by Fiona Scott

Andy Coxon has been seen in Yank A WWII Love Story, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and Hair. He is currently part of the cast of Scott Alan's song cycle The Distance You Have Come. Andy…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/12 - DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WICKED, HAIR, and More! by Bww Special

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cynthia Erivo, Annaleigh Ashford & Megan Hilty Set for Lincoln Center's Stars in Concert Series by Andy Lefkowitz

Three mega talents of the Broadway stage have signed on for the 2018 edition of Lincoln Center's acclaimed series Stars in Concert. Set to take place over three consecutive evenings…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago Cancels Performances Due To Musicians Strike by BroadwayWorld

It was reported yesterday that the Lyric Opera of Chicago had reached deals with four unions following ongoing negotiations with many of the opera's stakeholders. The opera had reached agree…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur - Settling for what you can get by [email protected] (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderA feeling of despair lurks just below the surface in A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur. This seldom-seem Tennessee Williams drama, which had its initial New York run …

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Long as I'm Here with You! Millie Originals Gavin Creel & Sutton Foster to Co-Star in My One and Only Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Original Thoroughly Modern Millie stars Gavin Creel and Sutton Foster will reunite this fall in the highly anticipated benefit performance of the 1983 Gershwin musical My One and Only. …

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Thank Goodness! Broadway Faves Jackie Burns & Kara Lindsay Will Return to the National Tour of Wicked by Ryan Gilbert

They couldn't be goodlier! They couldn't be lovelier! We couldn't be luckier! Broadway favorites Jackie Burns and Kara Lindsay will return to the touring production of Wicked as …

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Twelfth Night review – Kwame Kwei-Armah brings carnival spirit to Young Vic by Michael Billington

Young Vic, LondonThe artistic director opens his first season with a festive, expertly choreographed production but it misses Shakespeare’s blend of laughter and sadnessKwame Kwei-Armah op…

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Review: The Artificial Jungle (Hell in a Handbag) by Lauren Emily Whalen

Celebrated campmaster Charles Ludlam’s final play, The Artificial Jungle, is chock full of brutality – death by piranha, daily rat deliveries, hair that is almost offensively big – and…

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The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America (book review) by Wendy Caster

It's difficult this week to agree with the title The World Only Spins Forward. But in the story of Angels in America, the world did spin forward, as shown by this fascinating, info…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

#BlastFromThePast - Embrace the 80's with @elaine_paige & @BarbaraDickson in the video for "I Know Him So Well" from @ChessTheMusical

They had big voices and even bigger hair! CHESS was a huge hit in the 80's and one of the last shows of its time to have such huge crossover appeal! Arguably the most recognisable song from …

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