Sunday, December 1, 2019


By Bob Shuman John Doyle’s production of Macbeth, playing through December 15 at Classic Stage Company (CSC), should fit into the current zeitgeist exactly.  In a world of 280-character …

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Lady Macbeth hand sanitiser? It's the culture Christmas gift guide 2019!

Putin flip-flops, a Darth Vader plant pot, Fleabag’s hot priest meltdown, No Man Is an Island oven gloves … get your Christmas in gear with our guide to the hottest, artsiest presents ar…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Patrick Stewart to Revisit Award-Winning One-Man Christmas Carol for Two Nights Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

After four cheered engagements on the Great White Way, stage-and-screen star Patrick Stewart will reprise his unique solo take on A Christmas Carol for two nights off-Broadway this holiday…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

10 Things Every Shakespeare Fan Is Grateful For This Thanksgiving by Performerstuff

10 Things Every Shakespeare Fan Is Grateful For This Thanksgiving Written by Rose Helsinger 11/24/19 It’s that time of year for family, food, and being thankful for everything we love…

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Opinions: West Side Story Part One by JK

I'm not sure why it surprises me that cancel culture has come to Broadway, but it does. Theater has always had its harshest critics and most vehement fans. History has the shown that the Gre…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Review: Macbeth at CSC by Erin Kahn

Macbeth is a play that can easily get out of hand. Witches, murders, and a semi-psychotic title character can quickly devolve into a blood bath starring a raging tyrant, with a side show of …

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

DruidShakespeare: Richard III ****, Macbeth **, Cyrano ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 17, 2019: A trio of the most iconic and sought-after male title roles in world theater are currently being tackled Off-Broadway in a variety of productions ra…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Scotland, PA by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

There have been many adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth but none of them probably as entertaining as the new musical "Scotland, PA." Presented in the cartoon style of "Little Shop of Horr…

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Off-Broadway Review: “Macbeth” at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at Classic Stage Company by David Roberts

There has always been a curiosity and appreciation for bold attempts at new interpretations or the reimagining of the classics and it seems there have been endless attempts on putting a new …

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Variations on villainy with Ian Merrill Peakes from the Folger Theatre’s ‘Amadeus’ by Ravelle Brickman

Villainy takes many forms. And Ian Merrill Peakes – now plotting revenge against a gifted rival in the Folger Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Amadeus – has played more than a few. …

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‘Macbeth’ and the Thane of Thrones by Matthew Wexler

"Something wicked this way comes..." but for all the wrong reasons in Classic Stage Company's gloomy production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." The post ‘Macbeth’ and the Thane of Thrones ap…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Macbeth *** by Barry Gordin

By: Bernard Carragher November 1, 2019: The Classic Stage Company’s Artistic Director, John Doyle, is taking a different look at Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Using a minimal ensemb…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

“Wicked” Making History, Reviews for CSC’s “Macbeth,” and The Hoff is Coming back to the Stage! 1) “Wicked” Passes “Les Miserables” to Become Fifth Longest Running Broadway…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Macbeth (Classic Stage Company) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

There has been a recent trend to perform Shakespeare as minimally as possible and with as few actors as possible. However, the question arises what is gained? When the doubling of roles prov…

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Vienna State Opera To Stream Placido Domingo Performance of MACBETH Amid Harassment Allegations

The Vienna State Opera will stream Placido Domingo in Verdi's MACBETH on November 1st, 2019 - amid allegations that the opera star has for years harassed people he has worked with - as previ…

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Review Roundup: See What Critics Thought of MACBETH

Classic Stage Company presents Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by John Doyle. Let's see what the critics had to say.

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What Do the Critics Think of Macbeth Starring Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers? by Dan Meyer

The Classic Stage Company production opened October 27.

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Macbeth by Wendy Caster

The production of Macbeth at the Classic Stage Company (CSC), directed and designed by John Doyle, is a streamlined affair. It runs 1:40 without an intermission; it has a cast of only nine …

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

‘Macbeth’ Review: A Decent Man Turns Murderous Tyrant by Laura Collins-Hughes

A bracingly lucid Corey Stoll embodies Shakespeare’s thane who, step by step, cedes his soul to his own darkest impulses.

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BWW Review: Something Edited This Way Comes as John Doyle Directs Corey Stoll, Nadia Bowers in MACBETH

'When shall we three meet again?' the eight weird sisters ask each other in unison at the outset of director John Doyle's Classic Stage Company production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, shaved do…

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Macbeth: A Slimmed-Down Version of the Scottish Play by Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★★ The couple who slays together stays together? Real-life spouses Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers star as Shakespeare’s murderous Scots. The post Macbeth: A Slimmed-Down Version of…

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Macbeth: Do Too Many Witches Spoil the Theatrical Brew? by David Finkle

★★★ John Doyle directs Corey Stoll's title warrior as too full of the milk of human kindness The post Macbeth: Do Too Many Witches Spoil the Theatrical Brew? appeared first on New York…

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(Jesse Green’s article appeared in The New York Times, 10/23; via Pam Green.) When “Macbeth” meets McDonald’s, a meaty new musical is born. When classics get adapted or updated, I of…

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

The husband-and-wife duo star in the John Doyle–helmed production.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

A First Look at Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers in Macbeth Off-Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The Shakespearean classic, helmed by Tony winner John Doyle, will officially open October 27 at Classic Stage Company.

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Howard Sherman: In looking for film-to-musical adaptations, producers should head off the beaten track by Howard Sherman

I’ve always meant to see the 2001 indie movie Scotland, PA – an adaptation of Macbeth set in a fast-food restaurant –

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Go Inside the Bloody Good Opening Night of Off-Broadway's Scotland, PA by Caitlin Moynihan

The drive-thru is open and so is Scotland, PA! The musical opened on October 23 at the Laura Pels Theatre and is based on the 2001 cult film of the same name, which is a retelling of Shakes…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Scotland, PA” at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre by David Roberts

Bloody, gory, horror films certainly have been around for quite a while and have been successful in creating a cult audience that supports the genre. Transforming one of these for the stage …

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Scotland, PA ***, Little Shop of Horrors ****, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation ***, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward October 23, 2019: A trio of quirky tuners have just opened Off-Broadway while a small family show transfers from Off to on. Both Scotland, PA at Roundabout’s Laura Pe…

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Did Critics Flip Over New Musical Scotland, PA? by Playbill Staff

Macbeth set in a burger joint, the world premiere opened at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre October 23.

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