Friday, February 14, 2020

Review: People Show 137: God Knows How Many, Southwark Playhouse by Nina Cave

Review: People Show 137: God Knows How Many, Southwark Playhouse4.0starsA café stands stage left with a puppet sitting on one of its bar stools. The café is rustic and full of copper colou…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Booked It! Now, What Do You Do? by Performerstuff

Booked It! Now, What Do You Do? Written by: Rachel Comeau Date: February 5th,  2020 Being a day player for a film or television show is an incredible experience! You get all the reward…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Takashi Miike’s First Love is sweetly comic and occasionally bloody

The Japanese director’s film is a light romp, at least compared to his hair-raising past work

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Carla Gugino: 'Sexuality is a primal part of who we are but it's been misused' by Alexis Soloski

The star of Jett and Sin City is back on stage in Alice Birch’s raw Anatomy of a Suicide. She talks about the play’s emotional toll, how she unwinds and American puritanism Carla Gugino …

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Before She Lets It Go: Caissie Levy on What It Takes to Play Elsa in Frozen on Broadway by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Ruth Negga crowns herself a brooding prince in Hamlet: Review by Allison Adato

If a director of Hamlet wants to signal to a contemporary audience that “something is rotten in the State,” she could hardly find a more efficient shorthand than to evoke the Trump famil…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Return to Heaven review – all aboard for the dystopian merry-go-round by Sanjoy Roy

Tobacco Factory, BristolMark Bruce’s latest work is sensationally stimulating but perilously dizzying and hard to stomach Mark Bruce is a fascinating, highly distinctive choreographer, his…

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Gavin Creel on Heading Back to the Diner with Sara Bareilles in London's Waitress by Matt Wolf

Gavin Creel has both Tony and Olivier Awards to show for his effervescent talent, so it makes sense that the New York-based Ohioan should continue crossing the Atlantic to work in the West E…

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Death of England review – Rafe Spall dazzles in punkish state-of-the-nation address by Arifa Akbar

National Theatre, LondonSpall is like a man possessed in Roy Williams’ and Clint Dyer’s hair-raising dramatic monologue about the grief and grievances of a working-class white male In th…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Investigators Discover Last Remaining New York Actor Not Cast in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" by Broadway Beat

by Mikayla Petrilla. @HeyItsMikayy. NEW YORK, NY - Local investigators announced today that they’ve finally discovered the last remaining New York-based actor not cast in Amazon’s The Ma…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

'All men for 150 years': women take centre stage at Royal New Zealand Ballet by Charlotte Graham-McLay In Wellington

The national ballet troupe will become the first classical company in the world to perform an entire year of works choreographed by women It’s an ethereal art form in which dancers, who ar…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Call Answered: The Skivvies: Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina by Adam Rothenberg

I have been a fan of Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina for years! I have done interviews with them separately, but never, together, as their band The Skivvies! With their first show of 2020 com…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

A Story to Tell: Go Behind the Scenes with These Exclusive Backstage Photos at The Inheritance by Michael Appler

The Inheritance has a cast of 13 men, each engaged in telling Matthew Lopez's cross-generational study of gay life, community and the legacy of AIDS in America. For the actors who take on…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

BroadwayCon Guests Attending Stage Strike Workshop Tricked Into Breaking Down Entire Event by Broadway Beat

by Justin Ayer. @justayer (Instagram), @justinayer (Twitter). NEW YORK, NY - A group of aspiring Stagecraft students and BroadwayCon guests who attended a late Sunday seminar on stage striki…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Ken Gargaro lets the sun shine in for his directorial return by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s founder goes on a mission to rediscover “Hair” with a young cast.

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New Tour of Tony-Winning Musical Hairspray Will Hit the Road This Fall; Launching at Baltimore's Hippodrome by Ryan Gilbert

You can't stop the touring beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, will launch a new North Am…

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Will Swenson Stars as Neil Diamond in Industry Reading of New Bio-Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Will Swenson recently headlined an industry reading of a new musical based on the life and music of Grammy-winning hitmaker Neil Diamond. Tony winner Michael Mayer is directing…

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Pubic hair makes a return in Bring Back the Bush on Channel 4

Body positive campaigner Chidera Eggerue is endlessly entertaining as she tackles myths and misconceptions

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Theater for the New City to Honor Hair Co-Creator James Rado by Dan Meyer

The 17th annual Love ‘n Courage benefit will raise funds for the company’s Emerging Playwrights program.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Michael James Scott Will Return to Broadway's Aladdin as the Genie by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael James Scott, a veteran of the Broadway, Australian and London productions of Disney's Aladdin, will step back into the New York production of the Tony-nominated musical on February …

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Gregg Smith Dies: ‘Hair’ Actor, Dance Collaborator On ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Newsies’ Was 73 by Greg Evans

Gregg Smith, an actor and dancer whose three-decade collaboration with director and choreographer Kenny Ortega included casting dancers for such films and TV productions as Dirty Dancing, Ne…

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David Zinn, Ana Kuzmanic & More Join Creative Team of THE MINUTES

Producers announced today the full creative team for the Broadway bow of Steppenwolf's production of THE MINUTES by Tracy Letts (August: Osage County, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rock of Ages in Hollywood makes dinner theater sexy again: Review by Maureen Lee Lenker

The words “dinner theater” usually conjure up images of linen-covered tables, black-tie-wearing waiters, and productions of classic fare like Hello, Dolly! or Showboat. But a new immersi…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

First Look: A Soldier’s Play by Broadway Direct

1944. A Louisiana Army base. A sergeant is murdered—and the crime, with its masterfully unfolded investigation, triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and ident…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

FOSSE/VERDON, HAMILTON, and More Win at the 7th Annual MUAHS Awards; Full List!

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild announced winners of its 7th Annual MUAHS Awards in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater, during a formal gala at the N…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Masculinity is back! The lesbian comics rediscovering their butch side by Ella Braidwood

Hannah Gadsby made butchness cool again. Now a crop of queer comics are getting back to boots, quiffs and taches Sarah Keyworth has, she says, a “weird kind of relationship with masculinit…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Call Answered: David Hernandez: "American Idol", "Broadway & Beyond" at The Green Room 42 by Adam Rothenberg

David Hernandez gained national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality as an American Idol Top 12 finalist. After 10 years of touring, David is returning to New York City …

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ hits the road to 50 by John Harding

Jesus wears his hair in a man-bun and Mary Magdalene appears a bit like a millennial caught outside her “safe space”—but there’s still plenty of power and glory on display in the new…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Call Answered: Jean Ann Garrish: "Rise Up and Other Musical Thoughts for These Times" by Adam Rothenberg

I first met singer/songwriter Jean Ann Garrish at Sophie’s, an open mic that used to take place at The Broadway Comedy Club. That was Sophie’s had their Spotlight Series, where one singe…

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Rapunzel review – tangled tale of a bad hair day by Chris Wiegand

The Egg, BathSome scenes sparkle in Annie Siddons’ version of the fairytale but this unruly show is as long and knotty as the heroine’s locks A wild boar squats centre stage and, much to…

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Solea Pfeiffer & Emmy Raver-Lampman to Star in Robert O'Hara-Helmed Gun & Powder Musical at D.C.'s Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for the new musical Gun & Powder, set to make its world premiere at Arlington, Virginia's Signature Theatre next year. The previously announced world premiere, directed b…

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