Monday, April 21, 2014

‘The Velocity of Autumn’ only mildly entertaining by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Alexandra is 79 and angry — growing old is no picnic, plus she’s afraid of being kicked out of her Park Slope brownstone. So she barricades herself in her home,...

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Angst at the Picnic by Sam Hurwitt

She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange features four people sitting around in a park making awkward small talk for 75 minutes.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

News: Shaw Festival extends contract of AD Jackie Maxwell to 2016, begins search by The Charlebois Post

Shaw Extends Contract of Artistic Director, Looks to the FutureNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 25, 2014) - The Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival announced today that it has ex…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The New Tony Nominations Rule: What If...? by JK

You've probably read about the new rule adopted by the Tony Awards Administration Committee regarding the number of nominees in the four major categories.  Simply, it states that if nin…

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

PICNIC's Ellen Burstyn to Join Rita Moreno in NBC's OLD SOUL by TV News Desk

NBC's comedy pilot OLD SOUL from Amy Poehler has added another theatre alum to its roster. According to Deadline, Ellen Burstyn will joing Fred Willard, Natasha Lyonne and Rita Moreno in the…

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County: the Broadway musical – review by Alexis Soloski

Schoenfeld theatre, New YorkKelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale sing splendidly in this Broadway musical adaptation of Robert James Waller's novel, but they're let down by the chaste choreograp…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Aisle View: Information Overload by Steven Suskin

Lights up on two 20-somethings on a first-date picnic, falling in love as she feeds him information about her job. She tests and kills baby chickens, slices their brains, and plots thought p…

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Free Shakespeare in the Heartland by HowlRound

By Diane Timmerman. Our Shakespeare productions have become beloved Indianapolis events that draw over one thousand people per evening. We offer pre-show bands, food trucks, and beer and win…

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Tribute Artist *** by Barry

                                       By: David ShewardAny play that features the divine gender-beCharles Buschnder Charles Busch quoting Mary Astor in The…

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Perth Festival: Radio and Juliet by Claire Condry

As always the Quarry is a magical setting for dance with Perth’s skyline in the distance and a balmy summer evening. The first night buzz was palpable as audience members settled in with p…

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Gabriel Ebert, Mare Winningham, Reed Birney & More Complete the Cast of Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina by Ryan Gilbert

The gang's all here! Tony winner Gabriel Ebert, Emmy winner Mare Winningham, Broadway vet Reed Birney and more complete the star-studded cast of Casa Valentina, a new play written by Ton…

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Warmth, wit in this Signal production by Kerry Reid

THEATER REVIEW: "Plainsong" at Signal Ensemble Theatre ★★★ It opens with a man standing alone at sunrise, gazing out the window with a cigarette in hand, and ends with tha…

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Midsummer night’s picnic by Anne-Marie Peard

Director Glenn Elston and the Australian Shakespeare Company have been performing in gardens all over the country since 1987. Their first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was …

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Friday, January 17, 2014

VIDEO: Ellen Burstyn Talks New Lifetime Film FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC on 'Today' by TV News Desk

Broadway veteran Ellen Burstyn Picnic, Heather Graham and Kiernan Sipka, the stars of the new Lifetime movie adaptation of the clasic novel 'Flowers in the Attic,' by VC Andrews, stopped by …

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Twelfth Night: Shakespeare WA by Julia Hern

As we all sat on our picnic rugs watching the outdoor performance of Shakespeare WA’s Twelfth Night, a sprinkling of rain began and persisted for about 15 minutes. Despite the cooling inte…

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

A YEAR AT THE THEATER: 2013 by Philip

          It’s still January, right? So…not too late to re-cap last year’s theater-going. In all, I attended 121 productions in 2013, broken down as follows – with bests…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hollywood on Broadway: Who Clicked and Who Didn't in 2013 by David Rooney

New York theater attracted its share of stars from film and television in the past year -- including Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Bette Midler and Billy Crystal -- but while many marquee names s…

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

xxx by Luke Jennings

Leeds GrandPlot precludes passion in Northern Ballet's otherwise admirable retelling of the classic fairytaleDavid Nixon, artistic director of Northern Ballet, is one the most prolific chore…

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Picnic ~ 2013 Broadway Revival

Picnic ~ 2013 Broadway Revival. Theater.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mark Morris Dance Group – review by Luke Jennings

Sadler's Wells, LondonIt's technically superb, but is Mark Morris's work just too joyful?Great choreographers offer us visions of paradise. Sometimes these are celestial, as in Frederick Ash…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Christmas Carol Opens at St. Clement’s with Peter Bradbury by Sandi Durell

                Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” has a new lively adaptation written by 39 Steps’ Patrick Barlow featuring…

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Patrick Barlow's New Adaptation of A Christmas Carol Opens Off-Broadway by Megan Meadows

A new adaptation of A Christmas Carol celebrates opening night on November 25 at the Theatre at St. Clement's. Patrick Barlow, writer of the Tony winning hit The 39 Steps,…

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Monday, November 18, 2013

New Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Begins Performances Off-Broadway by

A new adaptation of A Christmas Carol begins performances on November 16 at Theatre at St. Clement's. The show will run through January 4, 2014, with opening night set for Nove…

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Friday, November 15, 2013

I Interview Playwrights Part 619: Christian Levatino by Adam Szymkowicz

Christian Levatino Hometown: West Haven, Ct. Current Town: Los Angeles, Ca. Q:  Tell me about Sunny Afternoon. A:  Sunny Afternoon is my contribution to the Kennedy assassination, …

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

People You Should Know . . . Leah Nanako Winkler by Zack Calhoon

Leah Nanako Winkler is a half Japanese playwright who grew up in Kamakura and Lexington, Kentucky. Her plays include THE INTERNET  (Incubator Arts Project)…

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Get free tickets to see Woyzeck at Omnibus arts centre in Clapham

Robyn Winfield-Smith directs Woyzeck by Georg Büchner at Omnibus arts centre in Clapham. The centre is offering Extra members free tickets for the first five shows of the runAn army camp. N…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tickets Now Available for New Adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Classic A Christmas Carol by

Time to visit your past, present and future! Tickets for a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol are now on sale. The holiday engagement will begin performances on November 16 at Theatre at St…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sisters Unite! See Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet & More at New Group’s Starry Crimes of the Heart Reading by Lindsay Champion

Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams play unlikely friends on HBO’s Girls, and on October 28, they teamed up to play sisters in the New Group’s star-studded benefit reading of Crimes…

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Tony Winner Ellen Burstyn Set to Star in New Independent Coming-Of-Age Film Scout by Ryan Gilbert

Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Ellen Burstyn, along with Broadway alums Danny Glover and Jane Seymour, have signed on to star in Laurie Weltz's forthcoming coming-of-age film Scout. Accordi…

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Christmas Carol Will Play in New York by Lauren Yarger

A Christmas Carol ( the new stage adaptation by Patrick Barlow (39 Steps) has announced casting for its upcoming holiday engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (42…

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Review: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Emerald City Theatre) by Scotty Zacher

If you want to introduce your kids to theater, this show is a fun and creative way to do so. I’m sure your kids will have a memorable time at this charming show, and my guess is you’ll e…

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