Sunday, September 24, 2017

Nabil Elouahabi: ‘Identity is important, but it can also be limiting’ by Ursula Kenny

The actor on his role in feted diplomacy drama Oslo, evading typecasting and his other life as a night-time driver for the NHSNabil Elouahabi, a British actor of Moroccan heritage, is curren…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Top 15 Shows on London Stage This Week: ‘Wings’ to ‘The Ferryman’ by Mark Beech

With a lot of promising new plays to hit the off West End, here are some shows to see over the coming week – starting with the openings, adding some last-chance-to-sees and a few not-to-be…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: In ‘Wrestling Jerusalem,’ One Man Gives Voice to Many by Ken Jaworowski

In a movie adapted from his play, the writer and actor Aaron Davidman portrays more than a dozen people affected by the Mideast conflict.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announcedcomplete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, s…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aanisa Vylet in Monkey Baa’s production of ‘Where the Streets Had A Name’ by Blouin Artinfo

Aanisa Vylet will play the role of 13-year old Hayaat in the Monkey Baa production of the young adult novel “Where the Streets Had A Name” by Randa Abdel-Fattah.Apart from meeting with m…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

‘The Innocents’ at Anteo Spazio Cinema, Milan by Blouin Artinfo

Anne Fontaine’s award-winning film “The Innocents” will be playing at Anteo Spazio Cinema in Milan.In the winter of 1945, in Poland, a young doctor named Mathilde Beaulieu works for th…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

THE FERRYMAN – West End by Matt Merritt

Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes are names pretty much guaranteed to make any theatregoing regular pay attention, both are synonymous with high quality productions (Butterworth’s Jerusalem r…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

‘The Death of Louis XIV’ at Institut français du Royaume-Uni, London by Blouin Artinfo

Directed by acclaimed Catalan director Albert Serra, “The Death of Louis XIV” is currently being screened at the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, London.Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud in …

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Ferryman: Everything and Nothing by Nicole Serratore

(Photo: Johan Persson)Can a play be both rich and slight?  Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman makes me believe so. Set in Armagh, Northern Ireland in 1981, it is inevitable that The Fe…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017


When Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s concept album was released in 1970, it was a big deal. Considered blasphemous by some, Superstar depicts the last week of Jesus of Nazareth’s life…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

'The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani)' at Cobble Hill Cinemas, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Cobble Hill Cinemas is currently screening the film "The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani)." "The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani)" portrays the story of an accident during a bar mitzvah c…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Drag Queens Have Been Reading Up a Storm (And Not to Filth) by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoWhen you think of drag queens reading, you think of them tearing people a new one with bitchy observations and finger snapping. But there’s the other kind of read…

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Drag Queens Have Been Reading Up a Storm (And Not to Filth) by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoWhen you think of drag queens reading, you think of them tearing people a new one with bitchy observations and finger snapping. But there’s the other kind of read…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

THE FERRYMAN – Royal Court by Carole Woddis

Already sold out before it had even opened and announced to be transferring to the West End in June, the combination of Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, Mojo amongst others) and director Sam Mend…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

It's Official! Tony & Oscar Winner Mark Rylance Will Return to Broadway in Farinelli and the King by

It's confirmed! The rumors were true and as we predicted, Mark Rylance is set to return to Broadway in Farinelli and the King, according to The New York Times. Penned by his w…

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Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter by BroadwayWorld

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night and Academy Award-winner Bridge of Spies, will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's…

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Ferryman review – Jez Butterworth pulls another rabbit from the hat by Susannah Clapp

Royal Court, London Magic runs through Butterworth’s brilliant new play, directed by Sam Mendes, with a fine stage debut from Paddy ConsidineJez Butterworth’s plays shoulder their way on…

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At home in Jerusalem: Micky Lay, the real-life rebel behind the role that wowed Broadway by Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

Mark Rylance's star turn as Rooster in Jez Butterworth's play owes much to the time he spent with the hard-drinking Wiltshire wild man who inspired the playwrightWhen Mark Rylance was toast…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Jez Butterworth: the visionary fast becoming a theatrical great | Observer profile by Vanessa Thorpe

His new play, The Ferryman, follow-up to Jerusalem, has been rapturously received at the Royal Court. Far from resting his laurels, his next venture is a historical TV blockbusterAudiences w…

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Must-See Butterworth’s ‘The Ferryman’ Is 5-Star Best New Play of 2017 by Mark Beech

Jez Butterworth’s play “The Ferryman” is an extraordinarily powerful work: a new modern classic, easily the best of 2017 so far.Many playgoers will go into it with high expectations, g…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

'The Ferryman': Theater Review

Playwright Jez Butterworth ('Jerusalem') and director Sam Mendes team with actors Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly and nearly two dozen others for 'The Ferryman,' an epic work set during the …

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Review Round-Ups: Were the critics all aboard for Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman?

Jez Butterworth returns to the Royal Court following his smash hit Jerusalem

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‘Jerusalem Quartet and Andras Schiff’ at Berliner Philharmoniker by Blouin Artinfo

Berliner Philharmoniker, Berlin presents “Jerusalem Quartet and Andras Schiff,” a concert on May 24, 2017 at 8 pm.The concert will feature performances by Jerusalem Quartet, an Israeli s…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Ferryman review – Butterworth and Mendes deliver shattering tale of passion and violence by Michael Billington

Royal Court, London Paddy Considine stars as a reformed IRA activist in the Jerusalem playwright’s deeply involving and abundant new workThe combination of Jez Butterworth as writer and Sa…

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The Ferryman, Royal Court, review - ‘Jez Butterworth’s storytelling triumph’ by Aleks.sierz

New epic from the ‘Jerusalem’ playwright is a breathtaking experienceI hate the kind of hype that sells out a new play within minutes of tickets becoming available. I mean isn’t there …

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'He can't lie': the uncompromising brilliance of Paddy Considine by Ryan Gilbey

He’s one of Britain’s bravest screen actors. Now Paddy Considine is making a high-stakes stage debut in The Ferryman. Samantha Morton, Olivia Colman and others look back at his extraordi…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Odds & Ends: Mark Rylance Is Knighted, In the Heights Gets All-Spanish Production & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Mark Rylance Is Knighted! Three cheers for three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance who has been honored with Knighthood for his …

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Bristol Riverside Theatre by Deb Miller

Scheduled to coincide on the calendar with the days historically associated with the last week in the life of Christ, Bristol Riverside Theatre’s spring production of the groundbreaking 19…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

David Garrison Joins the Vineyard Theatre's Kid Victory for Final Week by

David Garrison is joining off-Broadway’s Kid Victory on March 14 for the last week of its run. He replaces Daniel Jenkins, who is returning to Oslo for its Broadway production. Directe…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Interview: Josh Collins on Starring in Military Drama “9 Circles” by Courtney Marie

English actor Josh Collins is making a name for himself across the pond in America. A recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Collins has performed in historic London venues su…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

West End Weekly Round Up – 11 February 2017 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo It’s been a busy week in London’s West End this week. Here is this week’s West End Weekly Round Up. SHOWS ANNOUNCED To follow up his plays Jerusalem and The…

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