Thursday, February 13, 2020

Bluebeard review – Pina Bausch's punishing portrait of marital misery by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonSet to Bartók’s opera, the bloody myth becomes a bleak battle of the sexes where we can never quite tell right from wrong Pina Bausch was of the “hell is other p…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

ZviDance: MAIM (“Water” in Hebrew) by Joel Benjamin

Israeli-born choreographer Zvi Gotheiner created "Maim ('Water' in Hebrew)," a somber meditation on water, drought, misery, community and survival for seven members of ZviDance, all brillian…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Hope mingles with misery in Jamar Roberts’s Ode, danced by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Roberts’s debut as resident choreographer forms part of a programme of ‘memorial’ dances at City Center, New York

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Monday, December 2, 2019

A Christmas Carol review at the MAC, Belfast – ‘fiendishly clever reworking’ by Jane Coyle

Tidings of comfort and joy replace Dickensian filth and misery in this handsome, rip-roaring new take on a Christmas staple. In the

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

HOOKED ON HAPPINESS at Theater for the New City by Jacquelyn Claire

HOOKED ON HAPPINESS is an original climate change musical tackling the crisis through the perspective of a high school drama class. Two students Kim and Eric are inspired to create their own…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Review: The Powers That Be – A Rock Opera at Venus Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

How does one process unspeakable pain in losing a loved one to violence?  Sanguine expressions of “thoughts and prayers” have no place in The Powers That Be, a hard rocking contemplatio…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Dance As Opportunity In The Slums Of Rio by Artsjournal

The violence, the hopelessness and the misery in the slums of Rio de Janeiro are all a direct result of the lack of guidance, role models or future prospects — except drug trafficking — …

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Effect asks if passion is real in an age of pharmaceuticals by Josh Flanders

Strawdog's production leaves a mark in this Chicago premiere. In Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Rob Fleming asks, "What came first—the music or the misery? Do al…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Slave Play offers provocation, no easy answers in Broadway debut by Leah Greenblatt

Broadway babies, be warned: Slave Play aims to land in a world of Lion Kings and Wickeds and Dear Evan Hansens like a bomb, and it does — a high-wire discourse on race and power and sexual…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Fantasia: how to pack maximum pleasure into an hour by Lyndsey Winship

Trailblazing choreographer Rosie Kay is using the latest research in neuroscience to bring unalloyed joy to her audience When Rosie Kay was starting work on her new dance show, Fantasia, she…

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Review: Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse by Gabriel Wilding

Review: Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse4.0starsThe great tradition of watching a family be horrible to one-another is given a fresh undercurrent in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ 2014 play Appropri…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A Million Little Pieces — the misery memoir exposed as a fake

Sam Taylor-Johnson directs Aaron Taylor-Johnson in this husband-and-wife adaptation of James Frey’s 2003 book

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Color Purple review – a musical with heart, spirit and soul by Mark Fisher

Curve, LeicesterAlice Walker’s novel is transformed into an exuberant celebration of community and female empowerment Incest. Child abuse. Rape. Domestic violence … the foundations of A…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Starry Messenger review – Broderick and McGovern face up to cosmic failures by Michael Billington

Wyndhams, LondonKenneth Lonergan’s tale of astronomy and midlife misery makes fine use of an A-list cast but never truly explodes into life With Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern he…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sex, money and idiots in power: Restoration comedy's endless appeal by David Jays

These late 17th-century plays – with their sea of unfamiliar words – can be daunting for actors. But this disillusioned world speaks to our own age of uncertainty ‘It’s the most ter…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Susan Sarandon returns to the New York stage in Jesse Eisenberg’s Happy Talk

The new drama serves up misery and narcissism at the Pershing Square Signature Center

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Friday, May 10, 2019

The Virtues, Channel 4 — an emotionally bruising drama from Shane Meadows

The British film-maker’s four-part study of repressed pain occasionally veers towards ‘misery porn’

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Neil Triffett: Misery by Arts Review

From the creator of Netflix’s EMO the musical, Neil Triffett presents his first full-length solo show, Misery at Tasma Terrace as part of the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival u…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Intemperance review – sepia-toned tragicomedy offers only despair by Mark Fisher

New Vic, Newcastle-under-LymeIn this revival of Lizzie Nunnery’s debut about a family in the 19th-century Liverpool slums, misery is piled upon misery – for the audience and the characte…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Theatre Company Goes Into Welsh Schools To Teach Students About Drug-Dealer Dangers by Artsjournal1

Long-distance drug-dealing gangs known as “county lines” have hit North Wales hard, with all the attendant violence and human misery. Theatr Clwyd, a professional company in the region, …

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Review: ‘Disgraced’ at Greenbelt Arts Center by Bob Ashby

Your mother no doubt told you not to discuss religion or politics over dinner. In Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, now playing at the Greenbelt Arts Center, the exchanges among the characters duri…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

“Les Troyens” at Opéra Bastille, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

Berlioz's most ambitious work, “Les Troyens” will be on stage in a new production at Paris’ Opera Bastille from January 22-February 12, 2019.The libretto of “Les Troyens,” was writ…

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Trading Places + Jason Mcniff Live at Genesis Cinema, London by Blouin Artinfo

The film “Trading Places,” combined with Mcniff’s quiet and intimate vocals comes as the ideal Christmas treat for Londoners at the Genesis Cinema from December 21-January 24, 2019.Acc…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

“Monsieur” at MK2 Cinemas, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

This slice of life poignant film from India, “Monsieur” is being screened at Paris’ MK2 Cinemas through December 26, 2018.According to Variety the film is gently suggestive and mostly …

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Review: Hansel & Gretel at Royal Opera House by Rosemary Waugh

"Cook, stirring, until the misery has melted": Rosemary Waugh's review of the ROH's opera takes the form of a very festive recipe. The post Review: Hansel & Gretel at Royal Opera House …

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Jon Petrie Joins Channel 4 as Commissioning Editor by Blouin Artinfo

Fiona McDermott, Channel 4’s Head of Comedy, announced the appointment of Jon Petrie as Commissioning Editor of Comedy. He will join the channel early in 2019.Petrie joins Fiona McDermott …

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Friday, November 16, 2018

William Goldman Remembered By Hollywood: ‘Princess Bride’, ‘Butch Cassidy’ Writer Was “The Best Ever” by Greg Evans

Refresh for updates William Goldman, who won two Oscars for screenwriting (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President’s Men), massive respect for his smart storytelling (Mar…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

BWW TV: Join the Stars on the Opening Night Red Carpet for KING KONG- Watch Live Now! by Tv - Red Carpets

The new musical King Kong opens on Broadway tonight, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway.The cast is led by Christiani Pitts, A Bronx Tale as Ann Darrow, Eric William …

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BWW TV: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for KING KONG- Watch Live at 6pm! by Tv - Red Carpets

The new musical King Kong opens on Broadway tonight, Thursday November 8, at the Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway.The cast is led by Christiani Pitts, A Bronx Tale as Ann Darrow, Eric William …

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“Mouchette” at Louxor - Palais du Cinéma, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

The 1967 French film “Mouchette” directed by Robert Bresson opens at Paris’ Louxor - Palais du Cinema on November 18, 2018.“Mouchette,” starring Nadine Nortier and Jean-Claude Guil…

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