Saturday, October 12, 2019

Top London Stage This Month: Ian McKellen, Cher, Ariana Grande, Adrian Mole by Mark Beech

The London stage this month has a range of different performing artists of every age and type. Among them: Ian McKellen, 80; Cher, 73; Ariana Grande, 26; Little Simz, 25; and even Adrian Mol…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Nina Grollman, Taylor Trensch, Kyle Scatliffe & More Will Join To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented group of new stars will step into the acclaimed Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird this fall. The fresh cast will begin performances on November 5 at the Shubert Theatre…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Actor Anita-Joy Uwajeh – ‘working with Ian McKellen was very unexpected’ by Ruth Comerford

Having previously starred as Cordelia alongside Ian McKellen in King Lear, Anita-Joy Uwajeh is currently performing in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. review - finding fascination in bloodshot fables by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonCaryl Churchill’s four pieces entertainingly combine mythical, mundane and gory Every Caryl Churchill play is an experiment with form. Her latest work comprises four pie…

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Cynthia Nixon, Daphne Rubin-Vega Will Star in THE KING LEAR PROJECT Reading

Theater of War Productions will present The King Lear Project featuring Cynthia Nixon and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, along with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Chinaza Uche, a…

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Cynthia Nixon to Star as Lear in The King Lear Project by Olivia Clement

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Chinasa Ogbuagu, and others will also take part in the reading from Theater of War Productions.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Alex Kingston: ‘I don’t want to play King Lear – let’s create new heavy hitting roles for women’ by Tom Wicker

Doctor Who and ER star Alex Kingston tells Tom Wicker about struggling to get into the ‘closed’ New York theatre scene, never

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Lear: That Old Man I Used to Know: Not the Tragedy You Used to Know by David Finkle

★★★ Writer-director Beth Ann Hopkins fools with Shakespeare's King Lear for intriguing changes The post Lear: That Old Man I Used to Know: Not the Tragedy You Used to Know appeared fir…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Broadway's Music Man Revival Adds Four More Tony Winners to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A foursome of Tony-winning stars have joined the upcoming main-stem production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Jefferson Mays will play Mayor Shinn, with Jayne Houdyshell as Eulalie Ma…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Odds & Ends: Check Out Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ruth Wilson in Trailer for His Dark Materials & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today and this weekend.Check Out Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ruth Wilson in Trailer for His Dark Materials HBO has released the first loo…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Freddie Jones obituary by Michael Coveney

Veteran actor admired for his roles as ‘Sir’ on stage in The Dresser, the freak-show owner in the 1980 film The Elephant Man and Sandy Thomas in TV’s EmmerdaleFreddie Jones, who has di…

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Redtwist’s King Lear creates a tempest-torn world in an intimate setting by Albert Williams

Steve Scott's bare-bones production is storefront Shakespeare at its best. William Shakespeare's 1606 tragedy is often regarded as the Mount Everest of English d…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Fathers and Daughters: A Review of King Lear at Redtwist Theatre by Irene Hsiao

This production of Shakespeare's patriarchal anxiety dream finds truth in jest.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Katie Willmorth by Zack Calhoon

Katie Willmorth-Previously with Smith Street Stage: Richard III (Buckingham), Christmas Carol: A Radio Play (Belle, Fan, Etc.) and Julius Caesar (Calpurnia). Other acting credits inclu…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - June 24th - BEETLEJUICE and FRANKIE AND JOHNNY Top Growth

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Beetlejuice (7.20%), Pretty Woman (6.64%), Hadestown (6.49%), Oklahoma! (4.55%) and The Prom (3.13%). The top growing current Broadwa…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Lear/Loman by Vanessa Cate

Lear/Loman Reviewed by Terry Morgan 2Cents Theatre Group Through June 30 It begins with mad old King Lear (Leon Russom) standing on a table and raging against yet more “cataracts and h…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

To Kill a Mockingbird's Celia Keenan-Bolger Wins First Tony Award by Lindsey Sullivan

Hats off to Celia Keenan-Bolger, who has won her first Tony Award! She triumphed in the Best Featured Actress in a Play category for her incredible performance as Scout Finch in To Kill a Mo…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: See the full list of winners by Jessica Derschowitz

Give a round of applause for this year’s Tony winners! On Sunday night, the American Theater Wing bestowed the 73rd annual Tony Awards on the best of the 2018-2019 Broadway season, which b…

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King Lear, Starring Glenda Jackson, Closes June 9 by Ryan McPhee

Sam Gold directed the Broadway revival of the Shakespeare tragedy.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Jeff and Mike's 2019 Tony Awards Picks by JK

It's finally here! The weekend we all look forward to. Am I right, theater fans? Seems like just yesterday that The Band's Visit took home 10 awards. Yet here we are again! It's 2019 Tony A…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hobson's Choice review – saris, acid house and a Salford Cinderella story by Mark Fisher

Royal Exchange, ManchesterRelocating Harold Brighouse’s classic to Manchester’s Hindu community, Tanika Gupta finds some sharp political parallels and a very funny new cultural context I…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Here are our predictions for who will win at the Tony Awards by Jessica Derschowitz

This year’s Tony nominees tell a tale of two (New York) cities: the huge, commercial productions commonly mounted these days on Broadway marquees (like Tootsie and Beetlejuice), and the in…

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Glenda Jackson on the #MeToo Movement, Playing King Lear, and Her Intimidating Reputation by Dan Meyer

The Tony and Oscar winner stopped by NBC Nightly News.

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Glenda Jackson ‘King Lear’ On Broadway Is Closing A Month Early by Artsjournal1

Despite high praise for Jackson’s performance, reviews for the show have been ambivalent at best, and initially robust sales have slowed considerably. The final performance, originally sch…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Spotlight On...Michael Kelly by Michael Block

photo by Dorothy Shi Name: Michael KellyHometown: Massapequa, NYEducation: Undergrad, Eastman School of Music, Grad, The Juilliard School, Post grad, Opernstudio with Zürich OperaSelect Cr…

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Broadway Bloodbath Starts Early, Preceding Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

KING LEAR announced an early closing, and others may soon follow suit.

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‘King Lear’ Revival Will Close Early on Broadway by Michael Paulson

Despite having Glenda Jackson in the title role, the production was largely overlooked during awards season and attendance has been dropping.

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Today on Broadway: Monday, June 3, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: 2019 Drama Desk Winners! “King Lear” Announces Sudden Closing! Laura Benanti Explains Plays! “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top th…

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Drama Desk Award Winners Announced by Laurenyarger

2019 DRAMA DESK WINNERS: Outstanding Play Fairview, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Soho Rep ***The Ferryman, by Jez Butterworth*** Lewiston/Clarkston, by Samuel D. Hunter, Rattlestick Playwr…

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