Saturday, November 6, 2021

‘It’s a joyful piece of theatre to take us out of the misery of lockdown’: DOING SHAKESPEARE – Bridewell Theatre by John Chapman

The live version of Northern Comedy Theatre's lockdown Zoom hit sees Shakespeare diced, sliced and put through the mincer at the Bridewell Theatre.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Mum review – Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s unnerving look at motherhood by Mark Lawson

Soho theatre, LondonThis play daringly switches tone as it follows three mothers and explores exhaustion, panic and feelings of inadequacy The title of Mum – a fertile-with-ideas play by M…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM
Monday, October 4, 2021

‘Seriously spectacular and a lot of fun’: BACK TO THE FUTURE — West End ★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

The arrival of a trio of splashy big new musicals in the West End at roughly the same time – the others being Frozen and the ALW Cinderella – feels both like a brave move by producers b…

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Film Review: the Macabre ‘Rock, Paper and Scissors’ by Kurt Gardner

This Argentian thriller recalls 'Misery' and 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane,' but with its own nasty twist.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 06:06PM

White Nights review – masterly staging of Dostoevsky’s unrequited love story by Mark Fisher

Pitlochry Festival theatreBrian Ferguson performs with mesmerising verve in this poignant, desperately funny portrait of existential misery ‘I am alone,” says the narrator of Dostoevsky…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:18AM
Sunday, June 6, 2021

Drowntown review – surfing waves of sadness on the seashore by Sarah Crompton

Touring onlineRhiannon Faith’s piece about social deprivation in our seaside towns is gloomy but technically impressive A white space pockmarked with circles of dark dust, like black holes…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:42AM
Monday, February 22, 2021

The Color Purple - at Home, Curve online review – life-affirming musical retelling of Alice Walker's novel by Rachel Halliburton

Celie learns how to live from the strong, rebellious women she encounters This production of The Color Purple is an extraordinary testimony to the fact that many of the twentieth century’s…

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Watching Other People Clean Their Houses On YouTube Is Now A Thing by Artsjournal1

“These aren’t Hoarder spinoffs for viewers to gawk at other people’s misery, nor are they aspirational home-organizing tutorials where influencers showcase impeccable walk-in closets. …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 02:24PM
Friday, February 5, 2021

Attacks On The Merits by Artsjournal

The idea that the world is corrupt and unfair was the subject of medieval morality plays and sermons. They taught a vast population to reconcile itself to misery and subjugation by promising…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:54PM
Monday, January 25, 2021

Babies, the Biz, and a Pandemic by The Ensemblist

by Chloë Campbell …

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Pandemic Diary December: Getting Out of 2020 by Nicole Serratore

While the pandemic is far from over and our lives are not going to magically change as the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2020, there is still something deeply satisfying with puttin…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 01:52PM
Friday, December 11, 2020

“Did You Have Fun?” Audition Monologues for She Kills Monsters by Performerstuff

“Did You Have Fun?” Audition Monologues for She Kills Monsters Written by Amanda Grace November 29th, 2020 Qui Nguyen’s 2011 play brings closure to a broken-hearted sister via…

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

“Waiting for Gretchen: Faust” – Teater Republique by Peter M. Boenisch

Faustimir and Mephistragon The misery of the aging white man, who once diligently studied philosophy, law, and medicine, and yet still finds himself waiting for “gods eller guld eller ære…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Call Answered: Andre Cahoun: Actor, Filmmaker, Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer by Adam Rothenberg

Andre Cahoun is a rising actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and record producer who hails from Toronto, Canada. Andre recently released his debut EP, Short Term, and has just followed up …

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 11:24PM
Sunday, August 2, 2020

Pandemic Diary July: Goblins, Kings, and No Zombies by Nicole Serratore

July was packed with personal self-care. I found a new therapist and said goodbye to my old elliptical machine. I hilariously tried to stop the elliptical from squeaking with a series of lub…

SOURCE: Mildly Bitter's Musings at 02:14PM
Friday, July 17, 2020

GLOW and Hamlet Star Gayle Rankin on Why She's Never Happier Than When She's in Misery on HBO Max's Perry Mason by Playbill Staff

The theatre alum can currently be seen on the new reimagining of the classic character, starring Matthew Rhys.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:51AM

GLOW and Hamlet Star Gayle Rankin on Why She's Never Happier Than When She's in Misery on HBO's Perry Mason by Playbill Staff

The theatre alum can currently be seen on the new reimagining of the classic character, starring Matthew Rhys.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:51AM
Sunday, June 28, 2020


(From The New York Times, 6/24; photo: The New York Times; via Pam Green.) It took David Adjmi 10 years to write his new memoir, “Lot Six” (HarperCollins). The last four months were spen…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Misery and Megalomania: How David Adjmi Became a Playwright by Elisabeth Vincentelli

His new memoir “Lot Six” traces the Syrian-Jewish enclave that spawned him, the instructor who unnerved him, and the biting comedy that made his name.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:48PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Playwright Tomson Highway on why artists need to fight evil by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

The Cree playwright, whose ‘The Cave’ is part of the online Luminato Festival, says ‘the greater the challenge the greater the fight,’ whether it’s anti-Black racism, climate chang…

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 07:00AM
Friday, June 5, 2020

Almanac: Graham Greene on unhappiness by Terry Teachout

“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this p…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:00AM
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Best Showtunes Evah by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Cross-posted from Train My Ear.Some years ago Adam Feldman at Time Out New York asked me to contribute some entries for a grand list of "Best Broadway Songs of All Time." I had nothing to d…

SOURCE: The Wicked Stage at 10:42PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Business of Show Biz: I Need To Grieve

by Velina Brown Q: I love performing. At least I usually do. But I don?t appreciate the pressure to participate in the constant Zoom meetups, rehearsals, play readings, and ?Let?s all sing …

SOURCE: Theatre Bay Area at 04:52AM
Thursday, March 5, 2020

‘Girl From the North Country’ review: Bob Dylan on Broadway is a dud by Johnny Oleksinski

A series of unfortunate events has come to Broadway. No, not the Lemony Snicket novels, but “Girl From the North Country,” a mashup of Bob Dylan songs and abject misery. The show, which …

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:49PM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:03PM
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

SOURCE: The Financial Times Subscription at 10:40AM
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

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 12:15PM
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…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:06PM
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 — …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 07:24PM

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