Thursday, September 10, 2020

Dame Diana Rigg, Tony-Winning Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at Age 82 by

Diana Rigg, a celebrated actress with a career spanning stage roles in drama and musical comedy and screen roles on film and television, has died at the age of 82. "She died peacefully ear…

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

8 Ideas for Socially Distanced Shakespeare by Performerstuff

8 Ideas for Socially Distanced Shakespeare Written by: Rose Helsinger September 6, 2020 Everyone in the theatrical world is adapting to Covid-19 and doing their best to create safe, en…

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Friday, August 28, 2020


(Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh; this article appeared in Brewminate, 8/27; photo: Royal Opera; via Pam Green.) Macbeth appears to have cleverly positioned Scotland between her more powerful …

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Wake Up With BWW 8/4: Disney World Replaces BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Non-Equity Show, and More

Today's top stories: Disney World has replaced Beauty and the Beast with a non-Equity show, Amazon Studios is working on a Lady Macbeth YA musical, and more!

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Channing Tatum & More Join Forces for YA Lady MacBeth Musical for Amazon by Lindsey Sullivan

Channing Tatum, Scooter Braun, John McPhail and Amazon Studios are teaming up for an untitled musical about Lady Macbeth. Braun, Scott Manson and James Shin will produce the untitled musical…

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Amazon Studios Picks Up Lady Macbeth Young Adult Musical, Produced by Channing Tatum and Others

Amazon Studios is working on an upcoming, currently untitled Lady Macbeth young adult musical, that will be produced by Scooter Braun and Channing Tatum.

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Channing Tatum at Work on Movie Musical About Shakespearean Character Lady Macbeth

The film will be directed by John McPhail, who recently helmed Anna and the Apocalypse.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Seeing "Macbeth" Again, Again, And Again by Broadwayandme

Macbeth is a great gateway drug for Shakespeare newbies. It’s got a straight-ahead plot, some of the Bard’s most memorable lines, plus witches. Us Shakespeare oldies like it too. It’s …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Opera Philadelphia Cancels O20 Festival, Postpones Main Season, Announces Newly Made Online Offerings by Artsjournal1

The company’s annual fall festival, much praised ever since its 2017 debut, is off this year; most plans for next season, including Jennifer Higdon’s latest opera and Sondra Radvanovsky…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Book Review: The Understudy by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd HollanderIf you're looking for a complicated dissertation on what it takes to be an actor, then The Understudy, a novel by Ellen Tovatt Leary, is not for you. Though if you …

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Monday, July 13, 2020

From Shylock to Shakespeare himself: Patrick Stewart on stage – in pictures

As the actor turns 80, we look back at some of his performances, including Macbeth, Malvolio and a role as the Bard of Stratford ‘He’s so strapping and virile’: Patrick Stewart at 80 C…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

How To Audition for Shakespeare by Performerstuff

How To Audition for Shakespeare Rose Helsinger June 30th, 2020 Auditioning for Shakespeare can be a daunting task. How do I choose the right monologue? Do I do an accent? Do I need to p…

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On This Day in New York Theater: July 6 in the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 9 in the series) July 6, 2020: A survey of the most active days for New York theater openings in the steamy days of early July during the torrid twenties, t…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Pokémon Go creator joins Punchdrunk theatre for interactive venture by Keza Macdonald

Immersive theatre company and augmented-reality game developer Niantic team up to explore ideas that fuse ‘physical and digital worlds’ Immersive theatre company Punchdrunk, best known f…

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Macbeth in Harlem: Black Theater in America from the Beginning to Raisin in the Sun by New York Theater

Macbeth in Harlem: Black Theater in America from the Beginning to Raisin in the Sun, (Rutgers University Press, 246 pages) is an exercise in frustration, for two reasons. Charles Mason’s s…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Royal Shakespeare Company condemns 'abhorrent' TV listing describing Romeo and Juliet cast as 'garishly diverse' by Roisin O'Connor, Roisin O'Connor

Listing in the Sunday Times compared the production unfavourably to a performance of Macbeth due to air on BBC4

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Book Review: Shakespeare in a Divided America. Two Centuries of Tension Revealed Through The Bard. by New York Theater

America’s obsession with Shakespeare has taken some odd, odd turns over the past two centuries – pre-General Ulysses S. Grant was cast as Desdemona in an Army production of “Othello”…

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Patrick Page, Hannah Yelland, Donna Bullock, Ty Jones, More Read Macbeth on Stars in the House by Andrew Gans

Tony winner André De Shields hosts the live stream benefiting the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Foul is fair: stunning shots of Shakespeare's Macbeth – in pictures

As the RSC’s production starring Christopher Eccleston is broadcast on BBC Four, take a look back at some of the most arresting stagings of the ‘Scottish play’ Continue reading...

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A thriller that tells timeless truths by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Folger Shakespeare Library’s webcast version of a 2008 revival of Macbeth co-directed by Aaron Posner and Teller. Here’s an excerpt. *  *…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Patrick Page and More to Star in MACBETH Presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE

Tony nominated Hadestown star Patrick Page will star opposite Hannah Yelland (Brief Encounter, Nicholas Nickleby) in a special livestream of MACBETH this Saturday, June 13th beginning 2pm ED…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

5 exceptional shows to watch free this weekend by Lorraine Treanor

Macbeth Folger Theatre Through July 1, 2020 Click for details I lapped this one up like cream – Folger Theatre’s rebroadcast of Macbeth as reimagined by the gifted magician Teller and A…

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Almanac: Shakespeare on despair by Terry Teachout

They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly. But, bear-like, I must fight the course. William Shakespeare, Macbeth Continue reading Almanac: Shakespeare on despair at About Last Night.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Theatre Review: PBS’s Film on Stage Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Starring Patrick Stewart by Susan Brall

For two weeks starting May 15, PBS has released several concerts, Broadway musicals, and plays for the general public via streaming.  “Following a London West End run in December 2007, a …

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Bell Shakespeare to broadcast archived productions exclusively for schools by Arts Review

Bell Shakespeare has announced that it will open its archives for a special limited release of production recordings from its recent history, exclusively for schools. From Monday 25 May 2020…

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

In- Zoom ***, Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) ****, MacBeth (Stratford Festival) ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 16, 2020: “We’re heads now. We talk in windows,” cries one of two nameless characters in Bill Irwin’s touching, ten-minute play In-Zoom, presented by the O…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart MACBETH Streaming Now from PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES

PBS has unlocked a selection of its shows and concerts in its Live From Lincoln Center and Great Performances series, for a limited time.

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Watch the London Shakespeare’s Globe production of Macbeth by Sean McLoughlin

London Shakespeare’s Globe is an Elizabethan playhouse on the south bank of the river Thames. It is the home by

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Polish Shakespeare Online: Maja Kleczewska’s “Macbeth” by Konrad Zielinski

L. P. Hartley’s much-recycled observation that ‘the past is a foreign country’ seems an oddly befitting introduction to Opole-based Kochanowski Theatre’s 2004 production of Shakespea…

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Cursed Child Tony Nominee Noma Dumezweni Joins Harry Potter at Home Series by Lindsey Sullivan

Harry Potter at Home, the collection of free initiatives designed to help bring the magic of J.K. Rowling's popular series to children and parents in quarantine, has enlisted performers to r…

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