Saturday, May 21, 2016

The River – review by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonI spy a danger for the theatre in a new form of chic exclusivity. Because everyone wants to see Jez Butterworth's first new play since Jerusalem and because space is limit…

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Three-Time Tony & Oscar Winner Mark Rylance Will Lead Nice Fish in the West End by Imogen Lloyd Webber

After talk that Mark Rylance would return to Broadway this fall in Farinelli and the King, comes the news that he instead will headline Nice Fish in the West End. The three-time Tony and Osc…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Spotlight On...Jessica Frey by Michael Block

Name: Jessica FreyHometown: Lexington, KYEducation: NYU, Tisch, Atlantic Acting SchoolSelect Credits: Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility; Clown Bar, and Giant Killer Slugs with Pipeline Theatr…

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Theatre review: Jerusalem / Royal Court, London by Susannah Clapp

Royal Court, LondonAbout half a mile down from the Little Chef on the A14, a giant chats about building Stonehenge. In a Wiltshire glade at dawn, teenage girls tumble bug-eyed and doped-up f…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Red Stitch: The River by Anne-Marie Peard

Award-winning UK writer Jez Butterworth (Mojo, Jerusalem) continues to explore men and masculinity in The River, which has its Australian premiere at Red Stitch. A man (Dion Mills) has br…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The River by Arts Review

A bewitching story from the British author of the global smash Jerusalem, Red Stitch Actors Theatre presents the Australian premiere of Jez Butterworth’s The River from 29 April 201…

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Off-Broadway Review: Nathan the Wise by Lauren Yarger

Stark Sands and F. Murray Abraham. Photo by Richard TermineNathan the WiseBy Gotthold Ephraim LessingTranslated by Edward KempDirected by Brian KulickClassic Stage CompanyBy Lauren…

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/16/16- JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Stage Tube

Today in 2000, the second Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts now the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 161 performances. Jesus Chri…

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nathan the Wise by Joel Benjamin

It’s an uneasy stretch that ultimately fails to convincingly conflate the surprisingly liberal religious arguments that Lessing makes with the extraordinarily complex political/religious/c…

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Theater News: Jerusalem Extends at Profiles Theatre

Jez Butterworth's drama adds four weeks to its Chicago run.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

'Nathan the Wise' review: F. Murray Abraham in a classic

The time is 1192. The place, Jerusalem. But the sepia photo that dominates the set of "Nathan the Wise" shows bombed-out ancient buildings, one with a satellite dish on the shell of a roof.

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Review: Nathan the Wise

F. Murray Abraham stars in a revival of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's play about religious understanding in medieval Jerusalem.

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Arnold Wesker, British playwright of working-class lives, dies at 83

He was best-known for his early trilogy “Chicken Soup with Barley,” “Roots” and “I’m Talking about Jerusalem.”

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Arnold Wesker: the radical bard of working Britain by Michael Billington

With interrogations of class, labour and politics entwined around the lives of ordinary people – including plenty of well-written women – Arnold Wesker created plays that showed his endl…

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Playwright Arnold Wesker dies at 83 by Georgia Snow

Arnold Wesker has died aged 83. The writer, whose 42 plays included Chicken Soup With Barley, Roots and I’m Talking About Jerusalem,

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sir Arnold Wesker obituary by Julia Pascal

Playwright who presented a vibrant view of working-class life in his celebrated trilogy, and championed proper recognition for Jews in British cultureArnold Wesker, who has died aged 83, sho…

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Is Denise Gough’s star turn the latest in theatre’s greatest ever performances? by Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

Her turn in new play Peoples, Places, Things is what the critics call a tour de force: the kind remembered long after the final curtainEvery two or three theatrical seasons a performance com…

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Review: Jerusalem (Profiles Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

Apart from the third act, where some real action occurs, Profiles Theatre's 'Jerusalem' by Jez Butterworth consists mainly of hearing drugged-out characters tell stories. At 3 hours, the pla…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Aaron Davidman's warmly rewarding 'Wrestling Jerusalem' by Peter Marks

|| REVIEW "Wrestling Jerusalem" is Aaron Davidman's beguiling report on his travels through Israel.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Technically Speaking with...Matthew Imhoff by Michael Block

Name: Matthew ImhoffHometown: Janesville, WisconsinEducation: BA in Music and Theatre from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) and MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University (East La…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Review: When Text and Performance Conflict by Michael Block

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a talking point for decades upon decades. But why did it happen and how can it be resolved? The answers are abundant. With a wide views of views and…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Review: ‘Wrestling Jerusalem,’ a Solo Show and Act of Faith by Laura Collins-Hughes

Aaron Davidman’s play about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict trusts in the power of the human voice and the capacity of the human heart.

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Aaron Davidman is Wrestling Jerusalem by Sandi Durell

      By Sandi Durell     “It’s complicated” – the perfect statement to open Aaron Davidman’s one-man journey through and about the Israeli and Palestinian…

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Dudu Fisher In Jerusalem. by Diana Rissetto

Dudu Fisher In Jerusalem Museum of Jewish Heritage Although I am a devout Catholic, I have also always felt very at home within the Jewish community, and certainly believe that to be a good …

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Theatricum Botanicum Slates 2016 Summer Season by American Theatre Editors

Next season at the California outdoor Shakespeare theatre will include 'Romeo and Juliet' set in Jerusalem and a musical of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.'

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Dudu Fisher’s Jerusalem by Sandi Durell

      by Myra Chanin   Dudu Fisher is a class act, and an international one at that. He’s run the gamut from a illustrious career as a cantor at the at the Tel Aviv’s…

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Jerusalem ****1/2 by Barry

By: Paulanne Simmons When your first name is Dudu and you’re addressing an English-speaking audience, explanations are in order. Therefore, at the very top of Jerusalem, the concert Dudu …

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Friday, March 25, 2016

A playwright who wants to change society, not merely observe it by Peter Marks

Reeling from his service as a soldier in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Motti Lerner felt the need to express his deep misgivings about the conflict publicly. So he gathered 30 of his fellow stude…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review: Jerusalem

Profiles Theatre goes into the woods with Jez Butterworth's sprawling drama.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Effect - review by Michael Billington

Cottesloe Theatre, LondonHow do you follow a big hit? Just as Jez Butterworth succeeded Jerusalem with the more modest The River, so Lucy Prebble follows her spectacular Enron with an intima…

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Review: Rooster's woods come alive in 'Jerusalem' by Chris Jones

St. George's Day is what passes for a nationalist day in England, but, in practice, it is the province of nerds and eccentrics: Morris dancers, historical re-enactors, neo-dragon slayers and…

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