Thursday, April 19, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “Bat Out of Hell,” “Manon,” Gregory Porter; “Ferryman” Nears End by Mark Beech

London performing arts this week has an avalanche of new musicals – led of course by “Bat Out of Hell: The Musical. A revived “Chicago” and “Chess” join “Tina Turner” and “…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Nat Turner confesses again in ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem’

Nathan Alan Davis’s new play rides an ongoing vogue for the slave rebellion leader.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “Quiz,” “Chicago,” Olivier Winners by Mark Beech

The choice of London performing arts has taken another twist this week with the Olivier Awards. “Hamilton” and “The Ferryman” predictably led the pack in scooping up prizes, and rema…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

NEW JERUSALEM • New Jewish Theatre by Andrea

Most people don’t like to have their views challenged. But when your long-held convictions about religion are upended? Oof. Forget about it. That’s what got Baruch de Spinoza excommunica…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: Arcade Fire, “Bat Out of Hell,” Shakespeare Make-Over by Mark Beech

 This month, London welcomes back “Bat Out of Hell: The Musical” after a year away – and “Chess,” after 30 years out of the West End. It is a fascinating time for musicals, wi…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Jeffrey Kare

Tonight, NBC will air its fifth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray, the peacock network will be presenting Tim Rice …

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “Quiz” to “Marriage of Figaro,” Ginger Baker, Tina Turner by Mark Beech

This week London gets to see the long-awaited “Quiz” play, based on the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” so-called ‘coughing major” scandal. The new play joins the premiere of “…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spotlight On...Dan Hodge by Michael Block

Name:  Dan HodgeHometown:  Midland, TXEducation: BFA in Acting from the University of Evansville and and MFA in Acting from the Old Globe, San DiegoSelect Credits: Stupid F-Ck…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Theater News: Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces 2018-19 Season Lineup

Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Pride and Prejudice, and more join the company's 15th season.

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Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: Tina Turner, Great Wave, Bernstein, Strictly Ballroom by Mark Beech

London is about to get two long-awaited shows: the world premiere of “The Tina Turner Musical” and the new stage production of “Strictly Ballroom,” starring Will Yong in a role creat…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Review: Nat Turner in Jerusalem at Forum Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

Nat Turner in Jerusalem is a journey into the fervent religious belief behind the leader of a slave rebellion in Southampton County, VA, armed only with a sword and spirit. You may have seen…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem’ at Forum Theatre by Ramona Harper

The unsettling sight of a young man in shackles sitting on a bare, plank-wood floor; a glimmer of night sky piercing the darkness through the barred window of a simple jail cell; and the ten…

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Magic Time!: ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem’ at Forum Theatre by John Stoltenberg

By coincidence, Nat Turner in Jerusalem opened at Forum Theatre the day that The Raid closed at Theater Alliance. The two plays seen in succession are powerfully connected. Idris Goodwin’…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: “The Inheritance” to Feeder by Mark Beech

The Royal Shakespeare Company is bringing its “Macbeth” to London later this year, with tickets on sale this month, we learned in the last few days. “Hamilton” and “The Ferryman”…

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Review: Love and War, with Never Before Seen Photos by Michael Block

By Ed MalinTime Stands Still, the 2009 play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, is being given a thoughtful revival by Ego Actus and Lung Tree Productions at Theater for the New City.…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: Rag’n’Bone Man to “Iolanthe” and “Jubilee” by Mark Beech

“Hamilton” and “The Ferryman” led the nominations for the Olivier Awards this week. The prizes, which are sometimes dubbed the London-stage Oscars, highlight the best of performing a…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

People You Should Know . . Vered Hankin by Zack Calhoon

Vered Hankin is an internationally acclaimed actor and storyteller, and has been called "the leading storyteller of her generation" (New York Jewish Week). She has been featur…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: Elbow, Oscar Wilde, Bob Dylan’s Songs by Mark Beech

As the British capital battles through its worst snowfall in years – and certainly its worst at the start of March in 50 years– the show must go on.Most events are going ahead and there …

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Smile Upon Us, Lord review – a comic epic 'Waiting for Jehovah' by Claire Armitstead

Barbican, LondonThe history of eastern Europe weighs heavily in this period piece in which three old Jewish men rage against life and GodA stonecutter, a water carrier and a bankrupt grocer …

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Becoming Dr. Ruth at Theater J (review) by Debbie Minter Jackson

Dr. Ruth. Nearly everybody knows her iconic look, sound and effervescent spirit. Little did we know, however, about the marriages that didn’t work, early professional hardships, experi…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: Jeremy Irons, Bon Iver, Toyah Willcox by Mark Beech

All of life is here, and most of it is on stage. This week’s London performing arts include all types of music: Cara Dillon’s folky meditations, John Otway’s punky rock, Bon Iver’s g…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Kim Coates makes a remarkable return to the stage as Rooster Byron in Jerusalem by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Some references in Jez Butterworth's play about the state of England didn't register, but its magical realism fits well on the otherworldly set created inside Toronto’s Streetcar Crowsnest.

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Review: Play Jerusalem triumphs as pure theatre of the kind we rarely see by J. Kelly Nestruck

Kim Coates, the Saskatoon-born actor, takes on the challenging lead role after a 25-year absence from the stage – and quickly shows he hasn’t lost his live-performing chops.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: Kendrick Lamar, Edinburgh Transfers by Mark Beech

London has a lot of bold plays opening that are transfers from Edinburgh. After “The Divide” with a short run at the Old Vic, we have “The B*easts” at the Bush Theatre and “Dust”…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

They’re turning a Toronto theatre into an English forest for the play Jerusalem by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Sons of Anarchy's Kim Coates stars in Jerusalem, at Streetcar Crowsnest, as a countercultural folk hero who lives in a battered trailer in the forest.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

The Ferryman is Broadway Bound by Mark A. Robinson

The Ferryman, a new play by Jez Butterworth, is Broadway bound with an opening planned at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in October of 2018. The production will be helmed by Sam Mendes (Cabar…

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Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman Will Move to Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The Ferryman, the latest play by Tony nominee Jez Butterworth, will transfer to Broadway in 2018. Performances will begin at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in October; specific date…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: From Alan Ayckbourn to Lady Gaga and Toyah by Mark Beech

Catch them while you can. Alan Ayckbourn’s latest epic drama “The Divide” is at the Old Vic; Lady Gaga is at The O2; Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO” is near the end of its spectacular r…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

‘Once the play starts, stand back’: Jerusalem hits Toronto by Brad Wheeler

Sons of Anarchy and Da Vinci’s Inquest stars discuss taking the stage for the provocative British play’s Canadian debut

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Voices from a Changing Middle East by Bt

A Multi-Faith, Multi-Perspective Lens on the Palestinian-Israel conflict, with Mosaic Theater Company of DCTue, Feb 20, 7pmReception to followLogan Center, Performance Penthouse 915 E. 60th …

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: From Rat Pack to Police Dog Hogan by Mark Beech

Some of the greats of history are being celebrated on the London stage this week. Philip Glass’s acclaimed opera about Mahatma Gandhi is one such new opening. Then there is William Shakeap…

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