Friday, November 24, 2017

'PARISIAN WOMAN' Star Uma Thurman Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein by BroadwayWorld

Uma Thurman, currently making her Broadway debut in in The Parisian Woman, took to Instagram on Thanksgiving Day to send a strong message to Harvey Weinstein and his 'wicked conspirators.' T…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Broadway Theater Review: M. Butterfly with Clive Owen by Lauren Yarger

M. ButterflyBy David Henry HwangDirected by Julie TaymorCort TheatreBy Lauren YargerIn the opening scene of David Henry Hwang's updated M Butterfly, getting a Broadway revival directed by Ju…

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Randy Harrison, Lee Roy Reams, and More Join Tribute to Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt by Andrew Gans

Schmidt and Jones will be honored with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award in an evening directed by Richard Jay-Alexander.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. Annie at Olney Theatre Center. ““Annie” and her orphan pals are outstanding, with breathtaking vocals, dynamic dance routines, and perfect comedic timing.” – Rayche…

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The Hurricane Hit, but Our Show Went On by Rajiv Joseph

Rehearsing “Describe the Night” in makeshift space after Hurricane Harvey reminded Rajiv Joseph that theater can help build community. And rebuild it.

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Lee Roy Reams, Randy Rainbow, Well-Strung and More Join Roster for York's 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Gala by BroadwayWorld

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has added Samantha Bruce The Fantasticks, Ava Della Pietra School of Rock, J…

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Russell Peters lets comedy take a back seat in The Indian Detective by Tony Wong - Television

Blunt Canadian comic riffs on Harvey Weinstein scandal, bullying, the Juno Awards, plus his smart new globe-trotting dramedy, debuting Nov. 23 on CTV.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair by Stuart Emmrich

Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Letter to Harvey Milk Musical to Debut Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The musical, set to play Theatre Row’s Acorn Theatre, deals with issues of friendship, grief, and self-acceptance.

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Mark Shenton: How should we deal with the fallout of sexual harassment allegations? by Mark Shenton

We have reached a crossroads in the ongoing harassment scandal. When discussing abuse allegations, it’s important to reiterate that Harvey Weinstein and

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Theater News: EXCLUSIVE: A Letter to Harvey Milk Musical to Make Off-Broadway Debut

The new work is based on the short story by Lesléa Newman.

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Mercedes Ruehl on Torch Song, Why Michael Urie Gives Her Hope, Her Incredible Career & More by

Known for landmark performances on both the stage and screen, Mercedes Ruehl is currently breaking hearts alongside Michael Urie in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song. The Oscar and Tony…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Actually at MTC by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton   Barring a quickly written biodrama about Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey, there will be no more topical play on stage this month than Actually, An…

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Review: The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald by Aron Canter

The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald at La MaMa ETC presented by the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre and GOH Productions is a totally charming and interesting evening of theater.…

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Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville-Led 'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY' Among BAM's 2018 Winter/Spring Season by BroadwayWorld

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the BAM 2018 WinterSpring Season. The season runs from January 15 through June 23 and …

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Power and Humiliation in the Theatre: Reflections Post-Harvey Weinstein by (jdstokely)

By Lydia Stryk. Lydia Stryk adds to the conversation on sexual harassment by people in power, speaking up about her experiences with sexual harassment and humiliation in the theatre.

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Photo Coverage: Inside The Barrington Stage Co. NYC Benefit at The Friars Club by Stephen Sorokoff

The invitation proclaimed An Evening of Pure Joy and the Barrington Stage Company's NYC Benefit held at The Friars Club last night surpassed all expectations. A star studded roster from t…

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'What We're Up Against' at WP Theater by Blouin Artinfo

WP Theater will be hosting the play titled “What We’re Up Against” that will run through November 26, 2017. The action of the play unfolds in an architecture firm and traces the gender…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

How should women respond when a man we like is accused of harassment? | Emer O’Toole by Emer O'Toole

Reflecting on my time with Dublin theatre titan Michael Colgan, I realise power can be wielded with kindness as well as threatsThis post-Weinstein moment is, as the feminist writer Rebecca T…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Exclusive! Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears on 'Going Thigh High' in Kinky Boots by Andy Lefkowitz

Fans of Broadway and pop music are still giddy from the November 9 news that Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears will be joining the hit musical Kinky Boots in his Broadway debut…

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This 30-Year-Old Play About Gender And Asian Identity Is More Relevant Than Ever

Clive Owen and Jin Ha in M. Butterfly Matthew Murphy When M. Butterfly premiered on Broadway in 1988, audiences were stunned to discover that the central character, Song Liling, was a…

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Gerard & Roth On Sexual Harassment, New Theaters And Broadway Etiquette (Or The Lack Of It) by Jeremy Gerard

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline theater critic Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres president Jordan Roth discuss the hottest topics on the Rialto, the only precondition being: No holds barred. JER…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Kinky Boots Draws from Scissor Sisters and Pentatonix by Mark A. Robinson

The hit musical Kinky Boots, with a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a Tony-winning book by Harvey Fierstein, has just announced its latest cast change. Jake Shears from the pop group …

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Amid Harassment Reports, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave Of Absence by Ted Robbins

Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, made the announcement following a New York Times report alleging that he sexually harassed employees and actresses for decades.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

iRule Dance Studio rules after Hurricane Harvey by Admin

When tragedy strikes, often there are those who step up. When Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas this past August, CharLee Hanna-Rule and her iRule Dance Studio didn’t think twice about …

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Review: ‘Lee Harvey Oswald,’ an American Assassin in Puppet Form by Elisabeth Vincentelli

The latest ambitious effort by the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater is both highly detailed and hard to follow.

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‘Live Music Brunch’ with Hetty and the Jazzato Band at Royal Albert Hall, London by Blouin Artinfo

“Live Music Brunch” with Hetty and the Jazzato Band will be held at Royal Albert Hall, London. The band has ruled the London Jazz scene since long and it would be wise to spend a weekend…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

This Week on Broadway for November 5, 2017: Rags at Goodspeed by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Rags @ The Goodspeed, The Last Match @ Roundabout, The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald @ La MaMa, National Chorale @ David G…

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‘Maybe I Am Arnold!’ How Michael Urie Agreed to Fill Harvey Fierstein’s Shoes by Stuart Emmrich

“I’m never going to be that free,” Mr. Urie thought about taking the lead part in “Torch Song.” But Mr. Fierstein, who wrote and created the role, had other ideas.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Royal Court’s Vicky Featherstone: ‘We all knew about sexual harassment. We. All. Knew’ by Decca Aitkenhead

The theatre director’s immediate and fierce response to the revelations about Harvey Weinstein was to hold an event in which 150 testimonies of sexual abuse of power were read out over fiv…

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Royal Court theatre issues behaviour code to tackle sexual harassment by Mark Brown

Theatre’s artistic director says code is only a starting point and says everyone in the industry knew abuse was happening and accepted itA theatre industry code of behaviour to prevent sex…

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