Sunday, March 24, 2019

‘The wisdom is in the casting’: KING LEAR – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Directed by James Eley, Shakespeare’s tale of ancient Albion, King Lear, is transposed to the turbulent times of the present day.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

‘King Lear’ with Glenda Jackson and everything else that’s happening now by Artsjournal1

Great Shakespeare plays take the color of their surroundings – if the production is doing its job – and Broadway’ new King Lear is accomplishing that. But how could any alert, modern L…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

2019 Spring Preview: KING LEAR by

Elizabeth Marvel, Ruth Wilson and Aisling O'Sullivan on playing the KING LEAR daughters

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Spring Preview: The King Lear Daughters on Keeping Up With a Beast by Eric King

The leader of a nation has three adult children who are embroiled in various crimes. People who are close to the leader end up betraying him, and he quickly becomes paranoid and insane. This…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Broadway Grosses: Network Proves Its Hit Status with Another Million-Dollar Week by

It was a week of celebration for the acclaimed play Network, Lee Hall and Ivo van Hove's acclaimed adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's iconic film. As the show announced its recoupment, audienc…

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Broadway Box Office Climbs To $30M; Temptations Musical Nabs $872K by Greg Evans

With recent arrivals Kiss Me, Kate, Be More Chill, Ain’t Too Proud and King Lear adding to the till, Broadway box office last week took an 11% hike over the previous week, hitting $30,252,…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Olivier Awards 2019: The Inheritance, Company and Come From Away lead nominations by Roisin O'Connor, Roisin O'Connor

In the Best Actor category, Ian McKellen received his 11th Olivier nomination for his performance as King Lear

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Broadway Box Office Plummets As New Shows Scramble For Purchase by Lee Seymour

'King Lear' and 'Ain't Too Proud' both had solid starts amid the winter doldrums.

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Broadway Box Office Slips To $27M; Glenda Jackson’s ‘King Lear’ & Temptations Musical Arrive by Greg Evans

When Glenda Jackson’s King Lear and the new Temptations jukebox musical arrive on Broadway in the same week, the fledgling spring season has officially kicked into gear. Still, box office …

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Broadway Grosses: The Temptations Heat Up the Stage with Ain't Too Proud Off to a Strong Start by

The Temptations are taking Broadway, and audiences couldn't be more on board. The hotly anticipated new musical Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations reported solid numbers…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Andy Nyman: ‘I didn’t want any schmaltz in this Fiddler on the Roof’ by Interview By Sarah Crompton

The star of Trevor Nunn’s West End production talks heritage, horror and making magic with Derren Brown The versatile actor, writer and director Andy Nyman is about to play the harassed mi…

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Glenda Jackson: ‘I’m a big admirer of Theresa May’ by Emma Brockes

The former MP is set to play King Lear in New York – her second take on the role. She talks acting, ambition, and her admiration for the woman ‘slogging away’ at Brexit Glenda Jackson,…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Today on Broadway: Friday, March 1, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: NYT Investigates “Mockingbird” Dispute, “King Lear” Cast Finally Announced, Details on All-Female “Glengarry” [display_podcast] “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday…

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Top Theatre Stories: Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Roberto Araujo

The latest on Fosse/Verdon, King Lear and more.

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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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Michael Arden, Ian Lassiter, and Justin Cunningham Complete Cast of Glenda Jackson-Led King Lear by Andrew Gans

The production, directed by Sam Gold, begins February 28 at the Cort Theatre.

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Michael Arden, John McGinty & More Join Glenda Jackson in KING LEAR on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jacksonanddire…

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Wake Up With BWW 2/28: AIN'T TOO PROUD and KING LEAR Begin Previews, and More! by Stephanie Wild

Good morning, BroadwayWorld We'd like to first wish a great first preview to both Ain't Too Proud and King Lear, as well as a happy opening to Superhero off-Broadway

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King Lear, Starring Glenda Jackson, Begins on Broadway by Olivia Clement

The Sam Gold-helmed production, with an original score by Philip Glass, kicks off previews in the Cort Theatre.

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Glenda Jackson Leads a Gender-Blind King Lear to Broadway 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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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at the National Tour of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by BroadwayWorld

Joining the hard-hitting sales team in Sam Yates' unmissable production of David Mamet's darkly funny classic, Glengarry Glen Ross are Denis ConwayThe Lieutenant of Inishmore as Dave Moss Wi…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Maverick by Darryl Reilly

"The Whole World Was Watching: My Life Under the Media Microscope" is the autobiography of the South Carolina native journalist and television production figure Frank Beacham that was publis…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Glenda Jackson thought Brits would scoff at her as King Lear by Michael Riedel

“Would you like a cup of tea?” an assistant asks Glenda Jackson as she leaves a rehearsal room in Times Square. “What I would like,” says this great lady of the theater, “is a …

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Up on the Marquee: KING LEAR, Starring Glenda Jackson by Walter McBride

This season's new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson in the…

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Cast Announced For UK Tour Of Jon Brittain's Olivier Award-winning ROTTERDAM by BroadwayWorld

Casting has been announced for the exciting tour of Jon Brittain's Olivier award-winning production Rotterdam. Trans non-binary actor Lucy Jane Parkinson Multi award-winning Joan, internatio…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Review: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ at Synetic Theater by Amy Kotkin

Edmond Rostand’s tale of a consummate wordsmith achieves profound new eloquence in Synetic Theater’s wordless production of Cyrano de Bergerac. As they have done in so many previous prod…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Albert Finney on stage: that indefinable quality called 'weight' by Michael Billington

The actor shone as brightly in theatre as he did on film, helping to create modern classics from Billy Liar to Joe Egg, and playing the first Hamlet at the National’s Southbank homeBecause…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

KING LEAR Comes to Jack Studio Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Lear is retiring. He cannot stand in the way of progress. But dividing his vast empire between his daughters comes at a cost. Now he must navigate a treacherous path leading to refuge or mad…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Jack Lear review – Shakespeare, shanties and a raging Barrie Rutter by Mark Fisher

Hull TruckDementia drama and Jacobean bloodbath sit uneasily alongside each other in a reworking of King Lear during the fishing industry’s dying daysThey’re a hard-bitten lot, the Lear …

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jack Lear review – Shakespeare gets a gripping sea change by Clare Brennan

Hull Truck theatreBarrie Rutter revives Ben Benison’s reworking of King Lear set in a 21st-century fishing community with action-packed successA reworking of King Lear, spliced with legend…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

The Friday 5 by JK

It's Friday and it's time for some fun! We haven't done a quiz of any kind in years, so today's Friday 5 is remedying that! These 5 questions are all about people and shows of the 2018 - 201…

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