Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review: ‘Don Giovanni’ Puts Winslow Hall Opera on the Map by Mark Beech

For years, English country house operas have been throwing up young pretenders for the crown long worn by Glyndebourne, and just possibly Garsington. To the likes of festivals at Bampton, th…

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Friday, June 17, 2016

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM • Shakespeare Festival St. Louis by Andrea

Royal nuptials, a romantic mis-match, an amateur theatre troupe, and a band of mischievous fairies in an enchanted wood. What could happen, right? You’ll find out in Shakespeare Festival S…

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Reckless Romantics by Arts Review

Unlocking a convict history, beastly fairytales and the seductive Australian bush will be explored in Reckless Romantics – a new exhibition by Jo Darvall at Sagra Gallery from 18 June…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

The Humans Family Steps Out to Celebrate Tony Nominees Jayne Houdyshell & Reed Birney's Sardi's Portraits by Lindsey Sullivan

With six Tony Award nominations, The Humans' cast and creative team have much to celebrate. The stars, scribe Stephen Karam and director Joe Montello recently assembled at Sardi's Re…

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Director Bi Gan On His Stunning Debut, ‘Kaili Blues’ by Craig Hubert

The 26-year-old writer and director Bi Gan’s debut feature, “Kaili Blues,” which opens at Metrograph in New York City on May 20, is an imprecise, sui generis mystery filmed in China’…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Art review: Roland Petersen paintings at Elliott Fouts Gallery

Show explores work of active artist at 90 years oldPetersen isn’t afraid to experiment with ‘Picnic’ seriesExhibit includes both figures and still-life elements … Cli…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does She Perform a Six-Page Monologue Every Night? BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams Explains! by BroadwayWorld TV

Michelle Williams is back on Broadway, and this time she is taking on a character whose story would make Sally Bowles' life seem like a picnic. She currently stars opposite Jeff Daniels as '…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

IRELAND 100: Kennedy Center May 17-June 5, 2016

-- Highlighting Irish culture and its relationship to America, this major festival includes dozens of performances from some of Ireland's best contemporary musicians, dancers, theater compan…

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

13 Sondheim Lyrics that Sum Up Life as a 20-Something by David Artavia

Life in your 20’s ain’t a picnic—and it seems Stephen Sondheim knew it. When life hits you with one of these moments, know that you are not alone.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Notes from Annie's Garden: A.R. Gurney's 'The Cocktail Hour' - Then and Now by Westport Country Playhouse

By Annie KeefeAssociate ArtistThe cast of 'The Cocktail Hour,' 1990 at Westport Country Playhouse.I was so moved when I saw the picture Pat Blaufuss unearthed from the archives showing the c…

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Picnic at Hanging Rock by Arts Review

In a thrilling new co-production between Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company, Picnic at Hanging Rock is a story that defies explanation, a story that proves that horror is…

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Immortal Tango review – PVC, power ballads and a touch of panto by Sanjoy Roy

Peacock theatre, London Featuring music from Abba, Coolio and the film Titanic, this frenetic shakeup of the traditional tango format has little time for poetry or emotional nuanceDancer and…

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Malthouse: Picnic at Hanging Rock by Anne-Marie Peard

“Everything begins and ends at exactly the right time.” – Joan Lindsey, Picnic at Hanging Rock Five women appear on stage, dressed in the uniforms of private school girls we might …

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Picnic at Hanging Rock review – vanishing schoolgirls haunt a new generation by Van Badham

Malthouse Theatre, MelbourneThis retelling of the Joan Lindsay cult classic proves the book’s postcolonial theme remains relevant – and will terrify the pants off youJoan Lindsay’s Pic…

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/27/16- Debra Monk by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday, Debra Monk The Tony Award winner made her Broadway debut in PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in 1982. Her Broadway credits include PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, PRELUDE TO A KISS, NICK amp N…

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Monday, February 22, 2016

How Malthouse Theatre plans to bring Picnic at Hanging Rock to the stage by Van Badham

Artistic director Matthew Lutton won the coveted rights by promising to be faithful to Joan Lindsay’s cult novel and its themes of white Australia in a mysterious landscapeWhen Matthew Lut…

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Humans' Cassie Beck on Bathroom Reading Material, Dream Celeb Co-Stars & What Not to Talk About at the Family Table by Beth Stevens

Age: "Born in the '70s" Hometown: "I was a military baby; I grew up everywhere, but primarily the West Coast." Current Role: Playing Aimee, a lawyer deali…

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Friday, February 5, 2016

100 Years (Or So) Ago in Dance: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn by Arlene Yu

In the beginning of February of 1916, a Los Angeles-based dance company was held over for an additional week of performances at the Palace Theatre, a top vaudeville house in New York. As rep…

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

In uncovering tensions, productions expose humor and society’s fears by Peter Marks

“Drama’s vitallest expression is the common day / That arise and set about us,” wrote the 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson — words that would suit as a preamble to many of …

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Head Shots: Dulcie Cooper by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Guest post by Emma Winter Zieg, volunteer and former intern at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dulcie Cooper. Image ID: TH-04678 If you’ve never heard of Dulci…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Off-Broadway Hit Stephen Karam’s The Humans Sets Great White Way Dates & Theater by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The rumors were true! Stephen Karam’s The Humans will move to the Main Stem's Helen Hayes Theatre with the cast from the current off-Broadway Roundabout production—including …

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Getting Around: 10 Theatres within 10 Minutes of Public Transit

By Alan Kline Bay Area theatregoers know all too well that highway, bridge and tunnel traffic can be intense. Some have chosen to eschew cars entirely, relying on public transit to get th…

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

THE MODERATE SOPRANO Hampstead, NW3 by Libby Purves

OPERA’S THE THING!   YOUR LIFE IS BUT A SIDESHOW!  HURRAH!  A play about the foundation of Glyndebourne Opera – “Snobs on the grass” as some cruel postwar journalist wro…

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/17/15- Susan Stroman by Stage Tube

Happy Birthday Susan Stroman Winner of the Tony award for both direction and choreography of the original Broadway production of The Producers, Stroman's Broadway work includes The Scottsbor…

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Picnic Discovers New Insights in Inge’s Lumbering 1953 Classic by Bill Hirschman

With its novelistic heft, lumbering pace and large cast, the 1953 Picnic is a product of its time. But rather than reproduce a propulsive Picnic for impatient 21st century audiences, Palm Be…

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"Barbecue" is Tasty But Not Truly Nourishing by Broadway & Me

Barbecue, the sly satire that opened this week at the Public Theater, is filled with so many surprises that the ushers won't even hand out programs until the intermission. Which makes it a b…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SUNDAY! Brasil Brazil free jazz concert at Stewart Park, Santa Monica – Los Angeles jazz concert report by Pauline Adamek

“JAZZ ON THE LAWN” Coming up this Sunday, August 30 2015, at the Stewart Street Park in Santa Monica, is a free concert that pairs Latin jazz vibes with the fresh Santa Monica br…

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Photo Flash: Cast of WICKED & More Perform at Grand Central's Indoor Picnic Event by BroadwayWorld

The cast of WICKED and more were featured during the first two days of Grand Central's Life's a Picnic event, which also included live cooking demonstrations and performances from Joe's Pub …

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Alexandra Silber, Samantha Massell & More Join Cast of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Fiddler has added some perfect matches to their roster. Alexandra Silber, Samantha Massell and more have joined the cast of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. The two take on the rol…

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Breaking News: Alexandra Silber, Ben Rappaport, Jessica Vosk & More Join Broadway Revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed additional casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof ALIX KOREY All Shook Up, Chicago will play Yente, SAMANTHA MASSELL La Boheme will…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I Interview Playwrights Part 775: Judy Klass by Adam Szymkowicz

Judy KlassHometown:  I was born in NYC. I grew up in a small town in New Jersey right over the bridge -- both of my parents taught in Manhattan, and that's where we went on weekends to …

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