Monday, December 11, 2017

Stage and Television's Keith Chegwin Dies Following Battle With Lung Condition by Stephanie Wild

Stage and television entertainer Keith Chegwin has died following a long term battle with a 'progressive lung condition.' He was 60 years old. Chegwin was a regular in pantomime, most recent…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 10:07AM
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Top Stage Shows to See in New York: Taylor Swift to Uma Thurman by Mark Beech

Taylor Swift sings, Uma Thurman is on stage. There are in just two of the best shows around New York for the next seven days – one-time events, theatrical openings, others at the end of th…

Linked From at 11:47AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Great Shakes: Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will at Round House (review) by John Geoffrion

Imagine a world without Macbeth, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew or Julius Caesar. Before the publishing of Shakespeare’s anthologized plays in Folio format in 1623, these …

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 03:36PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

National Theatre of Scotland boss Jackie Wylie: 'I want to take theatre off its pedestal' by Lyn Gardner

As she announces her first season, including a My Left Foot musical, the new head of NTS says she wants to demystify the artistic process and is calling on young people to shape the company…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:36AM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tony Nominee & The Cosby Show Star Earle Hyman Has Died by Lindsey Sullivan

Screen and stage star Earle Hyman passed away on November 17 at age 91. Known for playing Bill Cosby's father on The Cosby Show, Hyman had numerous Broadway and off-Broadway credits…

Linked From at 03:24PM
Monday, November 20, 2017

Macbeth | Trailer by National Theatre

Linked From YouTube at 11:48AM
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Coriolanus, Barbican review - great, late Shakespeare compels but doesn't stun by James.woodall

It's a tough play to bring off but underpowered acting doesn't helpCoriolanus is post-tragic. It never horrifies like Macbeth or appals like King Lear, though its self-damaging pro…

Linked From The Arts Desk at 08:33PM
Friday, November 10, 2017

Lady Macbeth and Her Lover by Darryl Reilly

With her marvelously fluty voice, imperious bearing, expressive physicality and animated facial features, Maja Wampuszyc as the haughty Corrine recalls Geraldine Page in all her grand glory.…

Linked From at 01:19PM

BWW Review: MACBETH, Bussey Building by Gary Naylor

A pared back but wholly successful production that places the storytelling and poetry at the centre of the storm of hubristic violence.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:18AM
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Macbeth x 5 by Vanessa Cate

Macbeth x 5 Reviewed by Paul Birchall Joel Asher Studios Through November 19 RECOMMENDED Hubble bubble, toil and trouble, here’s a Macbeth that’s performed crackerjack on the double! Ye…

Linked From at 06:53PM
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

FEATURED SHOW: Macbeth at the Bussey Building, ★★★★ reviews are in! by Press Releases

Have you booked yet for the lauded new post-apocalyptic version of Shakespeare's Macbeth ? The Devil You Know Theatre Company production is now running at the iconic Bussey Building in Peckh…

Linked From at 12:11PM

MACBETH – Bussey Building ★★★★ by Anne Cox

This is a timeless Macbeth, stripped down to the bone and taken back to its original text – slightly abridged to get it into two hours – bloody, brutal and uncompromising.

Linked From at 10:00AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MACBETH – Bussey Building ★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The premise of this post-apocalyptic retelling of the famous tragedy was clearly stated in the programme: civilisation had met its fall, and humanity is trying its best to survive through vi…

Linked From at 10:00AM
Sunday, November 5, 2017

MACBETH – Bussey Building ★★★ by Carole Woddis

Devil You Know theatre company director Paul Tomlinson describes his setting as 'post apocalyptic’ and certainly Peckham’s Bussey building lends itself to such a concept.

Linked From at 11:00AM
Saturday, November 4, 2017

MACBETH – Bussey Building by Laura Kressly

Director Paul Tomlinson employs a post-apocalyptic, urban landscape of crumbling buildings and waste more akin to The Walking Dead than Dunsinane.

Linked From at 09:00AM
Friday, November 3, 2017

Macbeth review at Bussey Building, London – ‘frequently thrilling’ by Dave Hollander

The post-apocalyptic future evoked in Devil You Know’s Macbeth feels uncomfortably close to the present. Mike Lees’ bare set, on which the

Linked From The Stage Registration at 07:56AM
Thursday, November 2, 2017

20 Questions in 2 Minutes with A Clockwork Orange Star Jonno Davies

Jonno Davies talks playing a white knight in A Clockwork Orange, moving from London to NYC, and his dream of playing Macbeth.

Linked From BroadwayBox at 09:41AM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Shakespeare's Rose theatre gets go-ahead to pop up in York by Maev Kennedy

The 13-sided temporary structure, modelled on the Elizabethan playhouse, will house four Shakespeare plays directed by Lindsay Posner and Damien CrudenA 950-capacity pop-up open-air theatre …

Linked From The Guardian at 02:42PM
Monday, October 30, 2017

MENDOZA – Southwark Playhouse by Laura Kressly

Mexican company Los Colochos Teatro not only knows how to utilize Shakespeare’s Scottish Play in order to tell a story of the here and now, but also uses human imagination in a simple, yet…

Linked From at 10:00AM
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: Ninagawa Company: Macbeth, Barbican Theatre by Jessica Handscomb

After its debut at the 1985 Brighton Fringe, Yukio Ninagawa’s revered production of Macbeth is back. A unique and beautiful fusion of East and West, Shakespeare’s timeless tale gets a Ja…

Linked From A Younger Theatre at 11:33AM
Friday, October 27, 2017

National Theatre Announces Casting for MACBETH, THE GREAT WAVE, JOHN and More by BroadwayWorld

Dates and casting have announced for new National Theatre season

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:18AM
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Christy Escobar by Zack Calhoon

Christy Escobar's theater credits include: Bad Jews (Longwarf-2nd Stage); The Great Gatsby (Virginia Stage Co); The Book Club Play, Around the World in 80 …

Linked From Visible Soul at 04:24PM

People You Should Know . . . Maja Wampuszyc by Zack Calhoon

Maja Wampuszyc a/k/a M. Grace Sutton . Broadway: Dan Gordon’s Irena’s Vow, directed by Michael Parva. Off-Broadway/NYC: Mark Ravenhill’s pool (no water) at The Barr…

Linked From Visible Soul at 12:33PM

People You Should Know . . . Michelle Bossy by Zack Calhoon

Michelle Bossy  is a Mexican-American film and theater director.  She directed the short films 18 (world premiere, Austin Film Festival), written by Courtney Baron; …

Linked From Visible Soul at 11:12AM
Sunday, October 15, 2017

On my radar: Rupert Goold’s cultural highlights by Rupert Goold

The theatre director on the joys of women wrestling, the genius of Hofesh Schechter – and the ever-hopeful ArsecastBorn in Highgate, north London, Rupert Goold studied at Cambridge and New…

Linked From The Guardian at 06:06AM
Monday, October 9, 2017

Macbeth, Barbican, London, review: It's beautiful but this Macbeth never grabbed me by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

A revival of the late Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa's 'Macbeth', which sets the action in a 16th century samurai world, is performed in Japanese with English surtitles

Linked From The Independent at 08:54AM

Review: Macbeth at the Barbican by Sally Hales

'Like watching a masterpiece being painted and repainted in front of your eyes for hours': Sally Hales reviews Yukio Ninagawa's Macbeth. The post Review: Macbeth at the Barbican appeared fi…

Linked From at 08:15AM
Sunday, October 8, 2017

MACBETH – Barbican Theatre & touring ★★★★★ by Carole Woddis

It is now a little over a year since director Yukio Ninagawa died and this revival of his Macbeth, arguably his greatest hit, certainly brought an extra emotional tug to the Barbican.

Linked From at 09:00AM
Friday, October 6, 2017

A haunting Samurai Macbeth comes to the Barbican, London

The late Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa’s production fuses eastern and western traditions

Linked From The Financial Times Subscription at 01:24PM

Macbeth review – Ninagawa's samurai Shakespeare is a weeping wonder by Michael Billington

Barbican, LondonA revival of the Japanese director’s 1985 production, filled with cherry blossom, poetically explores the obsession for power – and its emptinessThis production by Yukio …

Linked From The Guardian at 06:54AM

Yukio Ninagawa’s Macbeth review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘horrific and deeply moving’ by Neil Norman

The death of the great Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa in 2016 robbed the international theatre scene of one its most original and

Linked From The Stage Registration at 06:35AM

All that Chat