Thursday, April 18, 2019

This actress in the financial scandal play ‘Junk’ has a background on Wall Street by Geoffrey Himes

“We used to say, ‘We bleed Lehman green.’ The play captures all that.”

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Share This? Our Online Sharing Habits May Be Deadening Real Life by Artsjournal

We get that little jolt of pleasure when we share something online and the likes and comments pile up. It’s addictive (and meant to be). But there’s a case to be made that empty low-cost…

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In Ayad Akhtar’s play about Wall Street’s wicked ways, even the good guys live in a world of moral ambiguity by Peter Marks

Arena Stage gives a smooth treatment to the playwright’s “Junk,” tightened up since its New York debut in 2017.

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Review: Ayad Akhtar’s Junk at Arena Stage by Tim Treanor

In Shakespeare’s time, Christians were forbidden to lend money at interest (see Merchant of Venice) and so the Western world, intellectually vibrant though it was, was mostly economically …

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Interview: JaBen Early in Arena Stage’s ‘Junk’ by Barbara Mackay

JaBen Early is a Washingtonian through and through. His father worked at the Smithsonian, and his mother was a teacher in DC. He went to Morehouse College and Sarah Lawrence University, and …

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Review: ‘Junk’ at Arena Stage by John Stoltenberg

“When did money become the thing — the only thing?” asks an ambitious young financial journalist in her opening monologue. She then answers her own question: “The mid-eighties. 1985 …

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Yen shows two neglected teenagers struggling to grow up by Dmitry Samarov

It starts as grotesque comedy but ends in tragedy. What happens when people are truly left to their own devices? The first minutes of Anna Jordan's 2015 play abo…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Why Ayad Akhtar Changed His Tony-Nominated Play Junk After Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright reveals the edits and additions to a new version of the finance thriller—plus what he’s writing next.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ayad Akhtar’s Junk draws David Andrew MacDonald back to Arena after 34 years by Keith Loria

When David Andrew MacDonald takes the stage as Leo Tresler in Arena Stage’s Junk, an economic thriller that exposes the financial dealmaking behind the mergers and acquisitions boom of the…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Critic’s Pick: Review: In ‘Skinnamarink,’ Follow Instructions. Or Else. by Elisabeth Vincentelli

A troupe that specializes in “junk spectaculars” turns to McGuffey readers — and peanut butter — in a show that explores schooling and humiliation.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

April Matthis Replaces Uzo Aduba in Toni Stone; Jonathan Burke & More Join Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Obie winner April Matthis has been newly announced to assume the title role in Toni Stone, a new play by Lydia R. Diamond making its world premiere at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre this sp…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Glenda Jackson Leads a Gender-Blind King Lear to Broadway; Michael Arden & More Join Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A new Broadway revival of Shakespeare's King Lear arrives at the Golden Theatre on February 28. Tony-winning director Sam Gold's gender-blind production, headlined by Tony winner Glenda Jack…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In Milwaukee, a staging of Ayad Akhtar's edgy, powerful 'Junk' for the rest of us by Chris Jones

To watch Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk,” an exciting, ambitious play about the glorification of hostile takeovers and the human costs of leveraged buyouts, in its 2017 Broadway premiere at New Y…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

R.I.P. Jonas Mekas by Trav S.D.

We were watching an old episode of 30 Rock earlier this week and were amused when Liz Lemon bragged that she was going to see a movie at Anthology Film Archives. She said it to impress someb…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. Here’s One from @FiveThirtyEight That Isn’t. Let’s See How Arts Admins Stack Up. by Drew McManus

If you’re a data nerd then you almost certainly know about FiveThirtyEight.com, statistician Nate Silver’s number-crunching hub of data goodness. Recently, they posted a personal…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

“Downstairs” at The Cherry Lane Theater by Richard Seff

The lights come up on a total wreck of a basement room in which a lifetime of junk has been accumulated. It’s under the house in which Irene and Jerry are living out their marriage; and at…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Spotlight On...Drew Seigla by Michael Block

Name: Drew SeiglaHometown: Richmond, VAEducation: B.M. in Voice Performance from The Juilliard School & attended Elon University two years prior towards a B.F.A. in Music Theatre.Select …

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Osnes, Ethan Slater, Kelli Barrett & More Join FX Series Fosse/Verdon by Andy Lefkowitz

A slew of Broadway alums have been cast in Fosse/Verdon, the highly anticipated eight-episode limited series set to appear on FX in 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The previously …

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"American Son" at the Booth Theatre Opened November 4, 2018 by Simon Saltzman

Kerry Washington and Steven PasqualePhoto: Peter Cunningham I am pleased that “American Son” has found its way to the Booth Theatre on Broadway following its premieres at the Barrington …

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Monday, November 12, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Dominic Comperatore by Zack Calhoon

Dominic's Comperatore-Credits include A View From the Bridge (Broadway) and the critically acclaimed revival of Lost in Yonkers (Off Broadway). Recent regional: Oslo, Born Yesterday, Equivoc…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Rising Star Nia Wyn on Paul Weller, New Music: Interview by Mark Beech

Nia Wyn has done tour dates with Paloma Faith and Paul Weller, recorded her single “Aeroplane Mode” with the rapper Jords and been described by “BBC Music Introducing” as “one of t…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Troilus and Cressida review – love, war and lechery on the road to dystopia by Michael Billington

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-AvonVirtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie provides a soundscape for Gregory Doran’s futuristic production Expectation whirls me round, to borrow a…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine Sets Casting for Run at Signature by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, a new work by two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage, appearing at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre this winter. Obie wi…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Tony Carlin Joins BERNHARDT/HAMLET on Broadway, Replacing Paxton Whitehead by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic DirectorCEO announced today that Tony Carlin Junk has stepped into the role of Louis in the world premiere of the Roundabout-commissioned pla…

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Tony Carlin to take over role of Louis in ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ by Caitlin Huston

Understudy Tony Carlin will take over the role of Louis in “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” replacing Paxton Whitehead who has left the production for health reasons. Carlin, whose recent Bro…

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Tony Carlin Takes Over for Paxton Whitehead in Broadway's Bernhardt/Hamlet by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway veteran Tony Carlin has stepped in for the role of Louis in Theresa Rebeck's world premiere play Bernhardt/Hamlet. Carlin, who was originally understudying the role, replaces To…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

American Son Arrives on Broadway this Fall by Broadwaydirect

A Florida police station in the middle of the night. Two parents searching for answers. Kerry Washington (“Scandal”, Race) returns to the Broadway stage alongside Steven Pasquale (“Am…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Artist mines banks of Mississippi River for material — and a sense of its relationship with St. Louis

The river's troves of old junk, lost treasures and modern trash tell Kristin Cassidy a lot about its sometimes troubling ties to the city and society.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

BWW Review: GANGSTA GRANNY: LIVE ON STAGE, Harold Pinter Theatre by Charlie Wilks

When reflecting on your fondest childhood memories, you'd probably decide upon visiting your grandparents as one of your highlights. Whilst there you could watch your favourite TV show, eat …

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dylan Baker & More to Join Janet McTeer in World Premiere Play Bernhardt/Hamlet by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Bernhardt/Hamlet, a world premiere play written by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck. The new work is slated to arrive at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Wins Best Play at 2018 Tony Awards by Eric King

Ten points, and a Tony, to Gryffindor! Penned by Jack Thorne, The eighth installment of the blockbuster book and film franchise, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was named Best Play a…

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