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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Friday, October 19, 2018

Sundowning review at Tristan Bates Theatre, London – ‘a poignant play about dementia’ by Grace Wood

Despite being only 80 minutes, Nessa Muthy’s new play Sundowning feels a lot longer. Repetitive and slow, it captures the misery of

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Nanouk Leopold’s “Cobain” at fsk — Kino am Oranienplatz by Blouinartinfo

“Cobain” is a 2018 Dutch drama film directed by Nanouk Leopold. The film stars Bas Keizer, Naomi Velissariou and Wim Opbrouck. The film had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2018 in th…

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

‘I’m such a political nerd, I think Antigone was inevitable’: Aequitas director Rachael Bellis on setting Sophocles in the 1980s by Featured Content

Aequitas Theatre Company follows its take on Brecht's Fear and Misery in the Third Reich with a new version of Sophocles' Antigone, opening this week at London's Bread and Roses Theatre. In …

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

“The Suicide” at Barbican Cinemas, London by Blouin Artinfo

As part of Barbican’s Afternoon Arts segment, Sergey Zhenovach’s adaptation of Nikolai Erdman’s Russian comedy play will be screened at the venue with English subtitles on September 13…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Jeff Awards Present Intimacy Design Panel by Bt

The Jeff Awards committee presents a panel conversation on the art and challenges of intimacy design on Tuesday, August 17 at 7:30 pm at the Greenhouse Theater. The discussion will be led by…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Dead-Eyed Cynic’s View of the Edinburgh Fringe by Fergus Morgan

Another festival of failure is upon us: Fergus Morgan is here to get you in the mood for the Edinburgh Fringe with a healthy dose of misery. The post A Dead-Eyed Cynic’s View of the Ed…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Roger Bart and Ali Stroker Join Cast of “Annie” by Blouin Artinfo

The casting has been announced for Michael Arden’s upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of the musical “Annie,” which runs from July 27 through July 29, 2018.Web magazine TheaterMania ha…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Cold Rain’ by Em Skow

We’ve all heard of the sage advice, “be careful what you wish for.” But it should be doubly heeded when there’s magic involved. In writer and director Craig Houk’s Cold Rain, a spe…

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