Wednesday, May 20, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals by JK

Yesterday, we began our series about the "Best" of the last decade, from the 2010-2011 season, through the just ended 2019-2020 season. Today, Mike and I name what we considered to be the 10…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020

VIDEO: Okwui Okpokwasili, F. Murray Abraham & More Perform From KING LEAR for BRAVE NEW SHAKESPEARE Challenge

Okwui Okpokwasili  performed a monologue from King Lear as part of The Public Theater's Brave New Shakespeare challenge!

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Sunday, May 17, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Must-See Theater This Weekend May 16-17: Beckett’s Happy Days, All Arts Marathon (James Earl Jones’ King Lear. Antigone in Ferguson, etc.) by New York Theater

Among the avalanche of streaming options this weekend are a timely Beckett play and the rich theater offerings of an arts “marathon” —  both “opening” today — that count as must…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

All The World?s A Virtual Stage In SF Shakes? King Lear

by Rotimi Agbabiaka Summer?s approach typically heralds the arrival of the kind of theatre that allows audiences to enjoy live performance while soaking up the warmth of sunny days and the …

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Secret Theatre permanently closed its doors on May 5th 2020. by Admin

Broadway playwright’s like Jim Rado, Neil LaBute, Jeremey Kareken and Greg Kotis have all graced our seats. We have had Broadway performers step on to our relatively tiny stage to give the…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020

VIDEO: Stratford Festival's Shakespeare Film Festival Kicks Off With KING LEAR

The Stratford Festival is launching a film festival during this period of social isolation, offering free streaming of 12 Shakespeare productions captured as part of its Stratford Fes…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

VIDEO: Stratford Festival's Shakespeare Film Festival Kicks Off Today With KING LEAR; Watch the Trailer!

The Stratford Festival is launching a film festival during this period of social isolation, offering free streaming of 12 Shakespeare productions captured as part of its Stratford Fes…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The page's the thing – take it from Shakespeare's earliest readers by Emma Smith

With theatres closed, now is the time to find pleasure in Shakespeare’s texts. His first fans used them for chat-up lines – and read the plays without the baggage of Bardolatry That Shak…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

“All The Answers Are There Within.” by Mo Brady

by Bret Shuford …

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Is There Pressure to be as Productive as Shakespeare During Self-Isolation and Social Distancing?

Much has been talked about during the current health crisis about remaining active during social distancing and self isolation. Many people are looking at this time as a way to focus on crea…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Just Like Shakespeare, Actors Like Patrick Stewart are Leaning on Theater In a Crisis by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

Sure, Shakespeare wrote 'King Lear' while quarantined, but did he ever go live on Instagram? No.

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List Of Coronavirus Cancellations Doubles As Excellent New Sondheim Lyrics by Broadway Beat

by Adam Bakst. @Mr_AdamB1. NEW YORK, NY - While New York state remains sheltered-in-place, and Broadway continues its black out, composer Stephen Sondheim has reportedly taken advantage of …

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Shakespeare in lockdown: did he write King Lear in plague quarantine? by Andrew Dickson

Pestilence was rife in the Bard’s time, closing theatres and ravaging life. Did he write his bleak, desperate drama while self-isolating? We sift the evidence While those of us stuck in s…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I Interview Playwrights Part 1078: Amy Berryman by Adam Szymkowicz

Amy Berryman Hometown: Mostly Seattle, WA - but also spent some years of early childhood in Abilene, TX Current Town: New York City Q:  Tell me about The New Galileos. A:  The New Ga…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

In Which ‘The Atlantic’ Argues That Theatre Shutdowns Could Be Good For Plays by Artsjournal2

Shakespeare apparently wrote King Lear while the Globe was shuttered because of the bubonic plague (a trope that echoed heavily on Twitter over the weekend). Then there’s the economic oppo…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hillary Clinton calls for equality in the theater at Women’s Day event by Caitlin Huston

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to her love of theater and emphasized the importance of women’s equality on Broadway and elsewhere at a women’s event Tuesday.  Speaking …

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Lyn Gardner: Whatever havoc coronavirus wreaks, history tells us theatre will survive by Lyn Gardner

In 1606, the bubonic plague spread through London. The Globe on Bankside was enjoying a crowd-pulling season with King Lear, Macbeth and

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Father review - Alfred Molina is tremendous in Florian Zeller’s tragic farce by Chris Wiegand

Pasadena Playhouse, Los AngelesThe actor brings out the dark humour in Zeller’s modern classic about a man with dementia, fluctuating from absurdity to despair in a heartbeat It is more t…

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The Upstart Crow review – a sitcom ripe for a theatrical remake by Holly Williams

Gielgud, LondonDavid Mitchell makes a rollicking stage debut as the Bard in this bawdy adaptation of Ben Elton’s BBC series Of all the sitcoms to be turned into a stage show, Upstart Crow …

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tony Nominee Michael Arden Will Make His Feature Film Directing Debut in The Book of Ruth by Michael Appler

Michael Arden, who was Tony nominated for directing the revivals of Spring Awakening (2016) and Once on This Island (2018), will make his feature film debut directing The Book of Ruth, a…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Shakespeare & Company Unveils 2020 Season by Olivia Clement

The lineup includes a Christopher Lloyd-led King Lear, special performances of Susan Miller's My Left Breast, Pinter's Betrayal, and more.

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