Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Torch Song, Turbine Theatre by Blue Huseyin

Review: Torch Song, Turbine Theatre5.0starsBy the end of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, I am acutely aware of the fraught atmosphere, the sobbing man on my left and my own damp cheeks. Ori…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

BWW TV: Harvey Fierstein and Kimberly Senior Explain What BELLA BELLA Is All About!

MTC will soon present the World Premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray). The play will begin previews on …

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Harvey Fierstein Meets the Press Ahead of Bella Bella Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere from the Tony Award winner will begin performances October 1.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Salute Her Awards Celebrate Black Women on Broadway and in New York Theater by Laurenyarger

Collage Photo Credit: Café Mocha Radio Show’s 9th Annual Salute Her Awards. Top Row - Left to Right: LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Leslie Uggams, Alia Jones-Harvey, Cookie Jordan -- Bott…

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Photo Coverage: BELLA BELLA's Harvey Fierstein and Kimberly Senior Meet the Press

MTC will soon present the World Premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray). The play will begin previews on…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Torch Song at the Turbine Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Drew McOnie’s revival of Harvey Fierstein’s play Torch Song at the Turbine Theatre.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Great Performances on PBS Announces 'Broadway's Best' Lineup Featuring 42ND STREET, THE KING AND I, KINKY BOOTS

Great Performances returns with its third annual a?oeBroadway's Besta?? lineup of acclaimed theatrical productions, premiering Fridays, November 1-29 at 9 p.m. on PBS(check local listin…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Torch Song, Turbine Theatre review - impressive return for Harvey Fierstein's seminal gay drama by Tom Birchenough

Matthew Needham in lithe drag queen form opens new London venue London’s latest theatre opening brings a stirring revival of Harvey Fierstein’s vital gay drama, which premiered as Torch …

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Many New Accusers And Sources In Book About Harvey Weinstein by Artsjournal2

The Weinstein Company’s accountant was one of the key sources in the reporters’ investigation, for one thing. “It was Mr. Reiter who provided the reporters with an explosive internal m…

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What Did Critics Think of Torch Song in London? by Dan Meyer

A new production of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-nominated play kicked off Turbine Theatre’s inaugural season.

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Torch Song review at Turbine Theatre, London – ‘confident production of a pioneering play’ by Paul Vale

When Harvey Fierstein conceived his original Torch Song Trilogy in the late 1970s the gay liberation movement was still very much in

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‘Emotional & uplifting production’: TORCH SONG – Turbine Theatre ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The Turbine Theatre opens with an assured revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song. This is the revised 2017 version, packing the original trilogy of plays into just over two and a half ho…

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Torch Song review – pioneering gay drama still packs a punch by Michael Billington

Turbine, LondonMatthew Needham stars with tremulous assurance as the witty, sharp-tongued drag queen of Harvey Fierstein’s 70s drama Theatre seems one of our crazy nation’s few growth in…

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

REVIEW: Torch Song, Turbine Theatre Battersea ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Torch Song, a play by Harvey Fierstein now playing at the newly opened Turbine Theatre in Battersea. This post REVIEW: Torch Song, Turbine Theatre Batter…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein, BBC2

Alleged sexual misconduct victims describe the brutal power of the movie mogul in this film

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Cross-dressers and gay men meet at Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina by Kt Hawbaker

A gender-bending Catskills resort in 1962 takes center stage at Pride Films & Plays My favorite question as an arts journalist is "Why now?" When Harvey Fier…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Theatre and #MeToo: 'There's a new anger in women's stories' by Arifa Akbar

The Weinstein scandal has inspired several new plays ranging from sharp satire to crass comedy. As the mogul heads to trial, we gauge theatre’s response Katie Arnstein tells a story of a d…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Review: An Audacious and Urgent ‘Assassins’ at Signature Theatre by Amy Kotkin

Nearly thirty years after its premiere, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins still astonishes. An audacious meet-up of nine successful and would-be presidential assassins – from the narcissist J…

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Q&A With Ioanna Kimbook, Bitter Wheat

David Mamet’s divisive new play makes short work of those glittering statues and big hilltop signs - the former monuments of a pristine fantasy-land. In Bitter Wheat, Hollywood is a hell…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

London Torch Song Star Matthew Needham on Making Harvey Fierstein's Iconic Protagonist His Own by Matt Wolf

Matthew Needham has cut quite a swath through the American repertoire of late, between the Olivier Award-winning revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke and the U.S.-set stage adapta…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Signature Theatre’s ‘Assassins’ takes a shot at humanizing history’s villains by Thomas Floyd

The actors who play the likes of John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald in the Stephen Sondheim musical explained how they tap into such troubled minds.

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Fall Openings: Are They Really That Bad? by JK

The Lightning Thief opens this fall Just over a year ago, when we had a spate of summer openings, I ran the numbers for long-running Broadway shows (HERE), and despite all three musicals tha…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

REVIEW: Assassins (Signature Theater, Arlington, VA) by JK

Review of the Saturday, August 17, 2019 preview performance at The Max at Signature Theater in Arlington, VA. Starring Christopher Bloch, Kurt Boehm, Evan Casey, Vincent Kempski, Sam Ludwig,…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Where is the HAIRSPRAY Original Cast Now?

Hey there, teenage Baltimore! It's officially been seventeen years since Broadway audiences were first welcomed the the 60s with the opening of Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre on August…

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When Did They Arrive? by Leah Richards

When Did They Arrive? Leah Richards August 15, 2019 - 09:19 Topics Theater Review Tags off broadway …

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Friday, August 9, 2019

REVIEW: Musik, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Mark Ludmon reviews Frances Barber in Musik by Jonathan Harvey and The Pet Shop Boys presented at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh prior to a season at the Leicester Square Theatre. T…

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What Did Critics Think of New Pet Shop Boys Show Musik at Edinburgh Festival Fringe? by Dan Meyer

The new musical stars Frances Barber with a book by Jonathan Harvey.

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New Musical Fall Springs, Starring Matt McGrath, Alyse Alan Louis, Sam Heldt, Ellen Harvey, Begins at Barrington August 9 by Andrew Gans

Stephen Brackett directs the production at the Massachusetts venue.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Musik review – Pet Shop Boys' musical evokes Warhol, Dalí and Nico by Mark Fisher

Assembly Rooms, EdinburghFrances Barber stars as Zelig-like chanteuse Billie Trix, in this one-woman spinoff from the band and Jonathan Harvey’s 2001 musical Closer to Heaven Despite her g…

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Musik review at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh – ‘frenzied comedy with hit-and-miss musical asides’ by Paul Vale

The character Billie Trix first appeared in the 2001 musical Closer to Heaven written by Jonathan Harvey with a score by Pet

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