Thursday, October 10, 2019

Macbeth, Starring Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers, Begins at Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers star in the John Doyle–helmed production.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ten Years Later, Adam Gwon Is Looking to Kill by Alexis Soloski

The composer broke out with his touching musical “Ordinary Days.” He’s back with his biggest show yet, the ’70s-set tale of a treacherous burger cook with more than a resemblance to …

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Kate Mulgrew & Francesca Faridany to Lead World Premiere The Half-Life of Marie Curie at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage veterans Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany have been cast in the upcoming world premiere play The Half-Life of Marie Curie, set to play off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre this fall…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Fierce Females Take the Stage! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of October 7 to 13 by Kathy Henderson

Any week that spotlights Chita Rivera, Tina Turner, Lady Macbeth and Ntozake Shange’s Colored Girls is a week worth noting. Get to know these powerful ladies in our list of must-do events …

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The week in theatre: “Mr Harold”… and the boys; Blood Wedding; Macbeth – review by Susannah Clapp

Lyttelton; Young Vic, London; Chichester Festival theatreAthol Fugard’s masterly apartheid drama still shocks, while compatriot Yaël Farber is transfixed by Marina Carr’s lyrical Irish …

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Friday, October 4, 2019

The Week in Arts: ‘Madam Secretary’ Returns; a Master Takes On Macbeth by The New York Times

Téa Leoni is president in her series’ final season; and the Shakespeare veteran Corey Stoll tackles the Scottish king.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Classic Stage Company to Honor Anika Noni Rose & Ted Chapin at Fall Gala by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Classic Stage has announced Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Ted Chapin as honorees of the company's 2019 gala. CSC Artistic Director John Doyle will direct the event, to be h…

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Where’s the beef? ‘Scotland, Pa.’ serves up real food onstage by Barbara Hoffman

Want some fries with that murder? The fragrance of fast food is all over “Scotland, Pa.,” the Roundabout Theatre Company’s riff on “Macbeth.” Like the quirky, 2001 film of the same…

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‘Never less than compelling’: MACBETH – Chichester by Maryam Philpott

It has been a long time since the West End saw a truly great Macbeth so perhaps this is a chance for Simm and Kirwan to buck the trend with impressive performances that offer a different per…

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Lucy Ellinson by Editors

INTERVIEW: LUCY ELLINSON. As she steps onto the Manchester Royal Exchange stage to play Macbeth, actor Lucy Ellinson tells Catherine Love about putting her politics and her principles into h…

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ian McKellen on stage, Harold Pinter Theatre review - a master relishes the joy of theatre by Heather Neill

Communicator par excellence on a journey from Gandalf to Macbeth via panto, Coronation Street and gender politics Reviewing Ian McKellen's show is, in one sense, like appraising the Taj Maha…

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

NEWS: Lazarus Theatre announces Macbeth, Hedda Gabler & Peter Pan for 2020 by Press Releases

Award-winning ensemble company Lazarus Theatre has announced their third annual residency at Greenwich Theatre with a 2020 line-up of three re-imagined classics - Macbeth, Hedda Gabler and P…

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Monday, September 30, 2019


(Michael Cooper’s article appeared in The New York Times, 9/24; via Pam Green.) The star singer, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, dropped out of Verdi’s “Macbeth” and …

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Macbeth, Chichester Festival Theatre review - cosmic yet closely crafted by Tom Birchenough

John Simm is a strikingly intelligent Thane in a broadly theatrical production There’s a fine balance between the cosmic and the closely crafted in director Paul Miller’s Macbeth, his fi…

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Macbeth cancelled after broken glass stage puts actors at risk by Ruth Comerford

A performance of Macbeth starring John Simm and Dervla Kirwan at Chichester Festival Theatre was abandoned after part of the stage was

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Macbeth review at Chichester Festival Theatre – ‘atmospheric but underpowered’ by Lyn Gardner

Halloween has come early to Chichester, where witches rise from under the stage as if crawling through a crack in the earth

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

‘Masterful central performances are worth the admission price alone’: MACBETH – Chichester by Matt Merritt

See this production of Macbeth for those masterful central performances, they’re more than worth the price of admission, even if so much of the rest is “full of sound and fury, signifyin…

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Macbeth review – John Simm excels despite much toil and trouble by Michael Billington

Chichester Festival theatreThe murderous thane faces witches, relentless video and a musical assault in this lengthy production but emerges as a figure of rare complexity Read interview with…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Order Up! Here's a First Look at Ryan McCartan & More in Off-Broadway's Scotland, PA by Lindsey Sullivan

Want a peek at off-Broadway's Scotland, PA? You're in luck! Based on the 2001 cult film of the same name, Adam Gwon's new musical is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth set in a slee…

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Is This a Spatula I See Before Me? ‘Scotland, PA’ Serves Up a Diner ‘Macbeth’ by American Theatre Editors

Order up! Roundabout's first musical commission resets the Scottish play in a burger joint.

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John Simm: 'I don't feel anything when I film any more' by Sam Wollaston

From his Life on Mars cop to Crime and Punishment’s Raskolnikov, Simm does a fine line in the troubled and conflicted. Next up? Macbeth John Simm doesn’t do any of that superstition nons…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Review: New ‘Macbeth’ at Cal Shakes both bloody and bland by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

Cal Shakes' "Macbeth" offers some aesthetic flourishes, but uneven acting and direction eventually sink the production.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

‘A creepy joy to experience’: MACBETH – Manchester ★★★★ by Kristy Stott

This production of Macbeth receives stunning direction from Christopher Haydon and, crucially, Lucy Ellinson is magnificent as Macbeth.

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After Harassment and Misconduct Allegations, Plácido Domingo Will Not Return to the Metropolitan Opera by Playbill Staff

The opera star was slated to headline a run of Verdi’s Macbeth beginning September 25 at the New York City house.

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BroadwayHD Will Offer SWEENEY TODD, JEKYLL AND HYDE, and More in October

BroadwayHD kicks off the month of October with a binge-worthy lineup of performances! Leading the charge is the eerie classic Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony Aw…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

At Last Minute, Met Opera Cuts Plácido Domingo Loose by Artsjournal1

One day before he was due to take the stage in the title role of Verdi’s Macbeth, both the tenor-turned-baritone and the opera house announced his withdrawal from the production. (Domingo …

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Plácido Domingo Drops Out Of Met's MACBETH Amid Harassment Inquiry

Plàcido Domingo has dropped out of The Met's production of Macbeth, after the company previously stated he would stay on amid allegations of harassment at multiple other companies.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Review: Macbeth, Royal Exchange, Manchester by Shamima Noor

Review: Macbeth, Royal Exchange, Manchester3.0Overall ScoreMacbeth is the season opener at the Royal Exchange, in Sarah Frankcom’s final season as Artistic Director. Directed by Christophe…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Watch the Cast of Scotland, PA Talk About the Musical Like It’s a Bloody Good Fast Food Menu by Dan Meyer

The cast and creative team behind the modern retelling of Macbeth shares what the show is all about.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lucy Ellinson: ‘Theatre is a pretty unforgiving world for a young female actor’ by Natasha Tripney

As she takes on the title role in a gender-swapped Macbeth, her second time starring in a Shakespeare play and her latest

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Macbeth review – ferocity and techno witches in gender-switched tragedy by Mark Fisher

Royal Exchange, ManchesterLucy Ellinson stars as a lean, mean and moody Macbeth in Christopher Haydon’s noisy, dystopian production, with Ony Uhiara as a high-spirited wife Let’s number …

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