Wednesday, August 16, 2017

From Blindness to Consciousness: The Shifting Debate about Inclusion in the Theatre

by Lauren Spencer Stephanie Ybarra, the Director of Special Artistic Projects at the Public Theatre recently called out theatre-makers on Facebook in response to the white nationalist rally…

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Andy Coxon cast as Berger in 50th Anniversary Production of Hair by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Producers have announced that Andy Coxon will join the cast of the upcoming 50th Anniversary cast of Hair the Musical. Andy has recently been seen in the West End productions…

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Andy Coxon to lead cast of Hair by Georgia Snow

Andy Coxon is to star in the forthcoming 50th anniversary production of rock musical Hair. Coxon, whose recent credits include Yank! at

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Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR by BroadwayWorld

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR.

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NEWS: Andy Coxon stars as Berger in 50th anniversary Hair, Full cast announced by Press Releases

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR.

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Who's joining Andy Coxon's Berger in the Tribe? Full Hair cast announced

Join the Tribe! Andy Coxon, who finishes this weekend in Yank!, leads the 50th-anniversary revival of HAIR as hippy Berger, alongside original Manchester cast members Robert Metson and Laura…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review: Hair (Mercury Theater Chicago) by Lauren Whalen

Controversial to the point of dangerous in the late 1960s, Hair is still edgy, with nudity, simulated drug use and profanity galore. Mercury Theater Chicago’s production is explosive and t…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

If Donald Trump Was Gay, Then What? by Justin Moran

Also: Are liberals who dis intolerant conservatives intolerant?  Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Michael MustoMichael MustoEverything would be better if Donald Tru…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Simple Joys! Tony Winner Patina Miller & Husband David Mars Welcome Baby Girl by Andy Lefkowitz

What a way to spread a little sunshine! Pippin Tony winner Patina Miller and her husband, David Mars, welcomed their first child, daughter Emerson Harper, on August 9 at 12:50am in NYC,…

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Former club regulars of the real Havana Madrid retrace their footsteps in a hair salon by Morgan Greene

On a sunny Monday afternoon in Lakeview, a man bikes by Chicago Bagel Authority and a woman walks into Walgreens. Someone wearing a tie-dye Lollapalooza T-shirt crosses the street. At 959 W.…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Royal Obsession! Anastasia Star Christy Altomare Takes the Throne by

Christy Altomare may don a sparkling tiara and dance with a handsome leading man eight times a week as the title role in Broadway’s Anastasia, but at heart, she’s a down-to-earth…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Audiences to Strip Down for Clothing-Optional Performance of HAIR at The Vaults by BroadwayWorld

The private link to book tickets for a one-off 'clothing optional performance' during the run of the new production of rock musical HAIRat the Vaults in London has been leaked out into the p…

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‘Clothing Optional’ at Hair: Do you want to be naked in a theatre? by Shanine Salmon

What a horrifying title but as Hair announces a one off ‘Clothes Optional’ performance on 11 November. Is there anything theatre won’t do to attract new and alternative aud…

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From Page to Stage to Yank, Hair, Toxic & The Addams Family: Focus on Katy Lipson by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

Katy Lipson: "Every show you’ve seen me do I’ve loved and I would see it every night if I could. From Jerry’s Girls to Tommy to The Return Of The Soldier to The Addams Family to Toxic …

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

APOLOGIA – West End by Aleks Sierz

The 1960s were “hilarious”, says one young character in this revival, starring Broadway icon Stockard Channing, of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s 2009 family drama at the Trafalgar Studios. How…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Fun and Frolic, But Too Little Heart by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe Public Theater pulls out all the stops with its eye-catching presentation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Delacorte Theater in Central …

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London's Upcoming Hair Revival Will Offer a Clothing-Optional Performance by Ryan McPhee

The audience will be invited to strip down alongside the tribe during a November performance.

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Audiences to bare all for Hair’s ‘clothing optional performance’ by Georgia Snow

An immersive production of rock musical Hair is to hold a ‘clothing optional performance’ during its run at the Vaults in London.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

A revival of ‘Hair’ that sings out in a new age of discontent by Hedy Weiss

WEISS: Mercury Theater Chicago production is at once grand-scale yet intimate, aiming to capture the fashion, attitudes and anxieties of the era.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

'Hair' shows much has changed but it's still great to be young by Chris Jones

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and as a counternarrative to our present Summer of Intolerance, "Hair" has sprung up in the friendly confines of the Mercury Theater i…

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10 actors who have channeled Elvis Presley for movies and TV by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Elvis Presley’s fame and fandom have thrived since his death on Aug. 16, 40 years ago. Television and the movies have scrambled to capitalize or pay homage to the rock ’n’ roll king, a…

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James Snyder channels the young Elvis in "Million Dollar Quartet" by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He sounds like Elvis and moves like Elvis. And soon James Snyder’s flowing brown hair would be cut short and dyed black, so he will look the part, too.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Apologia, Trafalgar Studios, review – Stockard Channing shines bright as a 1960s radical by Aleks.sierz

Broadway legend Stockard Channing dominates this family dramaThe 1960s were “hilarious”, says one young character in this revival, starring Broadway icon Stockard Channing, of Alexi Kaye…

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People You Should Know . . . Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya by Zack Calhoon

Photo by Jonas HidalgoColombian-born Ximena Garnica and Japan native Shige Moriya are a multidisciplinary duo and the artistic co-directors of the Brooklyn-based LEIMAY Ensemble. Since 2000,…

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BWW TV: First Look - Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman & More Lend Voices to New Nickelodeon Series by BroadwayWorld TV

In the new animated series, Sunny, voiced by Broadway's Lilla Crawford ANNIE, is a confident and creative natural leader who runs her own hair salon in the town of Friendly Falls.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Five, Six, Seven, Eight! Meet the Sexy Dancers Who Make Bandstand Swing by

Great White Way choreography always dazzles the eyes, but in Broadway's Bandstand, the movement plays a role all its own. Director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehhler's Tony-winning c…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

RuPaul and I: Sissying Through the Years with the Emmy-Winning TV Queen by Justin Moran

Also: Andrew Garfield enters the drag world! Photography: John Simone Michael MustoMichael MustoWhenever people see a photo or video of RuPaul and I from the 19…

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Olivia Williams interview: 'Are you on drugs?' 'No I've just spent the day acting' by Jasper.rees

The actress summoned to Hollywood who lived to tell the tale, wittilyOlivia Williams’s first film was, (in)famously, seen by almost no one. The Postman, Kevin Costner’s futuristic flop, …

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Slava’s Snowshow At The Arsht: Winter Is Coming — In July by Bill Hirschman

For the third time in nine years, a blizzard is raging inside the Arsht Center in the middle of a blazing summer as Slava’s Snowshow returns and you once again will be picking white stuff …

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Diary: World Fringe Day generates abundance of hair-raising antics by Tabard

Tabard is sure it will not have escaped your notice, eagle-eyed reader, that last week we enjoyed World Fringe Day, where on

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Campaign to fight ‘insulting’ standard of hair and make-up for black actors by Giverny Masso

A campaign has been launched to address the “substandard” treatment of black actors in hair and make-up styling for stage and screen.

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