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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Monday, January 21, 2019

Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (January 21-27) by Natasha Tripney

Jack Lear – Hull Truck Theatre Barrie Rutter directs and plays the title role in Ben Benison’s updating of King Lear about a Humber

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Friday, January 18, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

People You Should Know . . . James Scotland by Zack Calhoon

James Scotland makes his directorial debut with The Ballerina at Theaterlab NYC. James began acting at the National Youth Theatre in 2008 and classically trained at the American Ac…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Full Casting Announced For Trevor Nunn's Production Of Harley Granville Barker's AGNES COLANDER by BroadwayWorld

Full casting has been announced for Trevor Nunn's world premiere production of Harley Ganville-Barker's Agnes Colander, which will receive its first London staging at Jermyn Street Theatre t…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

The Fool’s Lear by Sandi Durell

  by Carole Di Tosti     Shakespeare’s King Lear in the last decade has been performed frequently. Perhaps this is because the elements in the play have currency. The titula…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

These 2 plays are vying to win over Broadway this spring by Michael Riedel

The play’s the thing this spring on Broadway. To the competitive roster of non-musicals I spoke about last week — all-star revivals of “King Lear” and “All My Sons” among them …

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Steve Tompkins: Most Influential Person in UK Theatre by Blouin Artinfo

Architect Steve Tompkins has been named the most influential person in British theater in the latest edition of The Stage 100, writes Will Longman in London Theatre. Tompkins, the director o…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

The Dukes of Hazzard: Cultural Car Wreck by Trav S.D.

January 4 was the birthday of Sorrell Booke (1930-1994). Those who know Booke only as “Boss Hogg” will be startled by aspects of his background. He’s a Yankee from Buffalo,…

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‘Unmissable if you’re a Simon Russell Beale fan’: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND – Almeida Theatre ★★★ by Carole Woddis

Almeida Theatre, London *** Runs: 1hr 40mins without interval © Marc Brenner, Simon Russell Beale. Richard II, down and out… TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours) In person: 10am-7…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

10 don’t-miss Broadway divas, debuts and dramas for 2019 by Michael Riedel

Ring out the old, ring in the new: Here’s my countdown to the 10 personalities, shows and backstage dramas I’m looking forward to in 2019. 10. Glenda Jackson delivered an unforgettable p…

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Orange is the new Black star Yael Stone's allegations about Geoffrey Rush Brewed a Storm by Blouin Artinfo

The actor Yael Stone, star of ‘Orange Is the New Black’, has made an allegation of inappropriate behaviour against actor Geoffrey Rush that has started a debate which threatens to divide…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Liz's Top Ten of 2018 by Elizabeth Wollman

While I can't say I'll miss a whole lot of things that went down in 2018, it's worth acknowledging just how good the theater was, at least in these parts. Whereas past seasons have been pret…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Olivier Nominee Catherine McCormack Makes Broadway Debut in The Ferryman by Andy Lefkowitz

Olivier-nominated actress Catherine McCormack makes her Broadway debut as Mary Carney in The Ferryman beginning on December 18. McCormack reprises her London turn in Jez Butterworth'…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

BWW Review: TIMON OF ATHENS, RSC Swan Theatre by Gary Naylor

Timon of Athens, at times a clunky collaboration and a clunkier mix of verse and prose, has much to say about how money corrupts and how spoiling adults is about as advisable as spoiling chi…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alvin Epstein, Original Lucky in Broadway's Waiting for Godot, Dies at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Alvin Epstein, a multifaceted award-winning actor whose six-decade career on and off Broadway included roles in the works of Samuel Beckett, William Shakespeare and Kurt Weill, die…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“Network” at the Belasco Theatre by Richard Seff

T’is the season of the Titans on Broadway: Janet McTeer has tackled the roles of  Hamlet and Sarah Bernhardt; Glenda Jackson is about to play King Lear; Elaine May is monumental as sh…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Olivier Nominee Catherine McCormack to Join The Ferryman on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Catherine McCormack, a talented Olivier-nominated actress, will make her Broadway debut as Mary Carney in The Ferryman beginning on December 18. McCormack reprises her London turn in Jez But…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Hamilton's Creative Team, Cher & More Receive Kennedy Center Honors by Caitlin Moynihan

How lucky we are to be alive right now! Hamilton creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire received Kennedy Center Honors on December 2. The Tony …

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Old Vic's All My Sons, Starring Sally Field & Bill Pullman, to Be Broadcast Worldwide; Further Casting Announced by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Old Vic has announced an international broadcast of its upcoming production of Arthur Miller's Tony-winning drama All My Sons. National Theatre Live will air the co-pro…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Shakespeare Veteran Al Pacino to Play King Lear on the Big Screen by Andy Lefkowitz

Al Pacino has signed on to play the greatest role ever written in new screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear, according to The Guardian. Oscar nominee Michael Radford will …

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Al Pacino Will Star in New Film Adaptation of King Lear by Andrew Gans

Michael Radford will direct Pacino in the title role of the Shakespeare tragedy.

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