Thursday, June 8, 2017

I Interview Playwrights Part 949: Julia Specht by Adam Szymkowicz

Julia SpechtHometown:  Fitchburg, MassachusettsCurrent Town:  Brooklyn, New YorkQ:  Tell me about your EST marathon play. A:  Two sisters are trying to bake a casserole f…

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Review: Annie, Piccadilly Theatre by Dan Rubins

Nikolai Foster’s new Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre is decidedly a post-Matilda production. The feel-good story’s tinged with darker edges, these orphans seem shrewder and cruder than e…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: Sweetee by Erin Kahn

“Dream big,” could be the tagline for Sweetee: a new musical by Gail Kriegel set for a limited premiere engagement at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Tony nom…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Review: ‘Hetty Feather’ at Delaware Theatre Company by Tim Dunleavy

Nothing can keep Hetty Feather down. An orphan’s life is a hard one, especially in Victorian England – and Hetty has it harder than most orphans, spending years enduring cruel treatment …

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Orphans, Lucky Breaks and Hard Work! Seven Rags-to-Riches Musicals from ANNIE to ANASTASIA by Jessica Khan

Broadway loves a good orphan story, or the classic came-from-nothing and rose-to-something plot line. There's something heartening about those who 'make it' despite all the odds. In honor of…

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Broadway Theater Review: Miss Saigon TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Miss SaigonMusic by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. with additional Lyrics by Michael MahlerBy  Lauren YargerA revival of …

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Original Annie Stars and Orphans Reunite for Show’s 40th Anniversary by Robert Viagas

Andrea McArdle and Sarah Jessica Parker among those promised at winery event.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Coal Mine Theatre’s Orphans appears gripping and clever, but offers limited depth by Robert Cushman

Robert Cushman: There’s good and bad suspense; this play has both

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Monday, April 17, 2017

While Orphans seems topical and relevant, ugly is the most fitting label by J. Kelly Nestruck

While playwright Dennis Kelly may not agree with his profane characters or their violent actions, at some point it doesn’t matter

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Orphans revels in tension within neighbourhoods, societies and families: review by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Born out of headlines about racially motivated violence in London in 2009, Dennis Kelly's play still has relevance.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Orphans brings chaos to Coal Mine Theatre by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Also on the Top Ticket, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard in Sound of the Beast and Canadian Improv Games at 40.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Tom Sturridge to Lead 1984 at Broadway's Hudson Theatre Alongside Olivia Wilde & Reed Birney by Broadway.com

Tony nominee Tom Sturridge will join Olivia Wilde in her Broadway debut alongside Tony winner Reed Birney in 1984 on Broadway. Sturridge will portray Winston Smith, with Wilde as Julia …

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

VIDEO: GRANNIE is the Rags to Riches Story That Everyone Knows...Almost by Stage Tube

It's a hard-knock life for...geriatric orphans Comedy queen Kathy Griffin is back at it with her own spin on the classic musical ANNIE, and she is determined to take the leading role. Enter …

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Jamie Brewer Plays Title Role in AMY AND THE ORPHANS, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Jamie Brewer 'American Horror Story' as 'Amy' in the world-premiere production of Amy and the Orphans, by Roundabout Underground alumna Lindsey Ferre…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Newsies: a powerful and surprising call to arms in the age of Trump | Cassie Tongue by Cassie Tongue

The filmed staging of the hit Broadway musical comes thrillingly close to replicating the live show – and its message is more relevant than everWho would have thought that one of the most …

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Monday, February 6, 2017

American Horror Story's Jamie Brewer Will Star in Amy and the Orphans Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

American Horror Story alum Jamie Brewer will make her New York stage debut in the world premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino’s Amy and the Orphans. The previously announced off-Broadway prod…

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Theater News: American Horror Story's Jamie Brewer to Star in Lindsey Ferrentino's Amy and the Orphans

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the new play off-Broadway.

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Jamie Brewer to Play Title Role in AMY AND THE ORPHANS Off-Broadway by BroadwayWorld

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Jamie Brewer 'American Horror Story' as 'Amy' in the world-premiere production of Amy and the Orphans, by Roundabout Underground alumna Lindsey Ferre…

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‘American Horror Story’s Jamie Brewer Sets 2018 Off-Broadway Debut by Jeremy Gerard

Actress and model Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story: Murder House) has been cast in the title role of Amy And The Orphans, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies The Bone) that will h…

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Jamie Brewer to Star in Roundabout’s Amy and the Orphans by Olivia Clement

The actor, who was the first woman with Down syndrome to walk at NY Fashion Week, will star in Lindsey Ferrentino’s newest work.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Clive Owen to Star on Broadway in 'M. Butterfly'

The fall 2017 revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning drama will mark visionary director Julie Taymor's first Broadway project since 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' read more

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Roundabout to Present New Works by Joshua Harmon, Lindsey Ferrentino & More Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced four new plays to premiere off-Broadway in its 2017-18 season. Among the titles are world premieres by Joshua Harmon, whose play Significant Other (w…

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Spotlight On...Stuart Fail by Michael Block

Name: Stuart FailHometown: McHenry, IL.Education: MFA in Writing for Theatre, Film and Television from UCLA.Favorite Credits: As a director: Orphans, Hurlyburly, A Life in the Theatre, The A…

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Gators! by Webmaster

Alligator Written by Hilary Bettis Directed by Elena Araoz Presented by New Georges and The Sol Project at A.R.T./New York Theatres, NYC November 27-December 18, 2016 In a note i…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Peter and the Starcatcher review – Peter Pan prequel never finds its wings by Lyn Gardner

Royal and Derngate, NorthamptonDirector Luke Sheppard throws everything he can at Rick Elice’s convoluted story, but it still can’t touch JM Barrie’s masterpiece A convoluted and anach…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker on Her ‘Most Exciting’ Annie Team-Up with Andrea McArdle for Hillary Clinton Gala by Paul Wontorek

Stage stars came together to support Hillary Clinton on October 17 at the presidential hopeful's Stronger Together concert at the St. James Theatre, a star-studded event that provided a …

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Off-Broadway’s If I Forget Taps Tony Winner Daniel Sullivan to Direct, Sets New Dates by Broadway.com

Tony winner Daniel Sullivan will helm Steven Levenson’s new play If I Forget off-Broadway. The Roundabout Theatre Company production will begin performance on February 2, 2017 (instead…

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Monday, July 4, 2016

British Soldiers' Theatre During the Revolutionary War by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

John Street Theatre, NYC, c. 1791. Image ID: 1650651 A guest post on the research that informed the earliest material in Shakespeare's Star Turn in America, by volunteer (and former intern)…

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tom Sturridge: ‘If I’d been a parent to myself, I would have been scared’ by Interview By Barbara Ellen

The actor on rebellion, the power of fear, why Damian Lewis would never offer advice, and the irrelevance of awardsTom Sturridge, 30, is the son of the actor Phoebe Nicholls and the director…

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Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016

British Soldiers' Theatre During the Revolutionary War by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

John Street Theatre, NYC, c. 1791. Image ID: 1650651 A guest post on the research that informed the earliest material in Shakespeare's Star Turn in America, by volunteer (and former intern)…

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