Monday, April 22, 2019

How Glenda Jackson First Came to King Lear and Why She Never Attends the Oscars by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony and Oscar winner reveals why she is happy to have escaped the Academy Awards ceremony.

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VIDEO: Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson Talk Bringing KING LEAR to Broadway by TV News Desk

Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson stopped by TODAY to talk about bringing Shakespear's 'King Lear' to Broadway. Jackson talks about how her friend, Nuria Espert, who played Lear in Barcelona, w…

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A Bloody Mess is Sam Gold's King Lear starring Glenda Jackson by Oscar E. Moore

As Lear goes mad, one sitting and watching and listening while awaiting the end may grow madder. I did. If rosemary is for remembrance this KING LEAR should be forgotten.

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Sam Gold’s KING LEAR starring Glenda Jackson by Oscar E Moore

The Ides of March has come and gone.  Now is the springtime of our discontent.  And… ‘tis the season to be different:  new plays, old revivals, star vehicles, three hour plus producti…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

“William Shakespeare’s King Lear” at The Cort Theatre by Richard Seff

On occasion I marvel at the insight and wisdom shown by the Elizabethan lad Will Shakespeare, not to mention the poetry and imagination and drive that helped him create a basket of enduring …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Broadway's Hadestown takes an epic musical journey to the underworld: EW review by Jessica Derschowitz

As far as tales as old as time go, the stories of Greek mythology are pretty high up there, those epic stories of gods and men that have been told for thousands of years and inspired countle…

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Burn This review – Adam Driver ignites patchy Broadway revival by Alexis Soloski

Hudson Theatre, New York A standout performance from the brooding actor is the main selling point of an 80s-set comedy drama that fails to match him A small play about big words – sex, dea…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - April 15th - OKLAHOMA and HILLARY AND CLINTON Top Growth! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Oklahoma 16.10, Hadestown 8.86, Tootsie The Musical 5.39, Ain't Too Proud 4.06 and BeetleJuice 3.53. The top growing current Broadway plays wer…

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Three on the Aisle: Why We’re Tired of ‘King Lear’ by American Theatre Editors

This week, the critics discuss Glenda Jackson in 'King Lear' and perform a postmortem on 'The Band's Visit.'

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

BWW Exclusive: The Origins And History Of KING LEAR by Alexa Criscitiello

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

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Friday, April 12, 2019

‘KING LEAR’ by Corine Cohen

Corine talks about ‘KING LEAR’.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

92Y Will Present Conversation With Tony and Oscar Winner Glenda Jackson by Andrew Gans

Jackson is back on Broadway this season in the title role of King Lear.

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VIDEO: KING LEAR's Ruth Wilson Recalls Having to Stop a Performance When An Audience Member Fainted by Stage Tube

'King Lear' star Ruth Wilson was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. During the interview, Wilson recalled when she was in the show 'Header' at the Nationa…

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Actor Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Lawsuit Against Tabloid That Accused Him Of Sexual Harassment by Artsjournal1

“[The] Oscar-winning actor … has been awarded $850,000 [Aus] in damages and will receive further damages for economic loss after he won his defamation case against Sydney tabloid The Dai…

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What Did Ruth Wilson Do When Someone Fainted in the Audience? by Ruthie Fierberg

The current star of Broadway’s King Lear remembers the big mishap when she played Hedda Gabler.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Glenda Jackson: A Reimagined ‘King Lear’ Arrives on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

Glenda Jackson stars in an over-polished "King Lear" but still manages to reign supreme. The post Glenda Jackson: A Reimagined ‘King Lear’ Arrives on Broadway appeared first on The Broad…

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King Lear *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 10, 2019: Some actors are larger than life, but not life-like. We admire their craft rather than identify with the characters they are portraying and the emotions…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - April 8th - OKLAHOMA Tops Growth Following Opening Night! by Alan Henry

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Oklahoma 33.30, Tootsie The Musical 7.87, Hadestown 6.74, Ain't Too Proud 5.79 and BeetleJuice 4.71. The top growing current Broadway plays wer…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Broadway's new Oklahoma! is gonna treat you great — once you get used to it: EW review by Tom Gliatto

The title number of Oklahoma! is a rousing, open-hearted vision of agrarian bliss, celebrating a land where the wind comes sweeping down the plain and the waving wheat sure smells sweet. In …

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Review: ‘King Lear’ at the Cort Theatre by Deb Miller

“’Tis the times’ plague when madmen lead the blind” (King Lear, Act IV, Scene 1) Based on the legendary Leir – ancient Celtic King of the Britons, whose story was recounted in Geof…

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The week in theatre: Kunene and the King; Top Girls; Grief Is the Thing With Feathers – review by Susannah Clapp

Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon; Lyttelton; Barbican, LondonJohn Kani and Antony Sher are reunited in Kani’s powerful new drama. Plus, a timely revival of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls and Enda …

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Glenda Jackson, Ruth Wilson and More Celebrate the Gender-Blind King Lear on Opening Night by

Glenda Jackson and the cast of King Lear celebrate opening the gender-blind production.

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Source Material’s King Lear Takes Aim at the Canon

Source Material, the company Samantha Shay founded in Iceland and New York after attending CalArts in Los Angeles, is a revolving extended family of interdisciplinary music, visual and theat…

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BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of KING LEAR, with Glenda Jackson & More! by Tv - Opening Night Special

One of Shakespeare's greatest dramas officially returned to Broadway last night. Led by two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson, …

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Glenda Jackson and the Cast of King Lear Celebrate a Royal Opening Night by Caitlin Moynihan

It's time to bow down! Sam Gold's gender-blind production of King Lear officially opened at the Cort Theatre on April 4. Starring Glenda Jackson in the titular role, the new staging of the S…

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Go Inside the Opening Night of King Lear on Broadway by Nathan Skethway

Sam Gold helms an all-new production of Shakespeare's tragedy, starring two-time Oscar winner and 2018 Tony winner Glenda Jackson.

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BWW Review: Glenda Jackson is Wickedly Fun in Sam Gold's Surprisingly Comic Take on Shakespeare's KING LEAR by Michael Dale

In recalling the great comedies penned by William Shakespeare, classics like TWELFTH NIGHT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and the one about all the errors have been making audiences bust out in …

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Photo Coverage: Glenda Jackson and More Celebrate Opening Night of KING LEAR by Jennifer Broski

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 and di…

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Kunene and the King. Swan, Stratford upon Avon by Libby Purves and Friends

THE OLDEST HAVE BORNE MOST…   Jack is an ageing, terminally ill, scruffy, alcoholic remnant of an actor, with a grubby cardigan and Falstaff gut. He is muttering lines from King Lear in h…

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