Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Howard Davies, acclaimed director on London and New York stages, dies at 71 by From Staff Reports and News Services

He directed ‘Private Lives’ and ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses,’ both starring Alan Rickman.

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Olivier-Winning Director Howard Davies Dies at 71 by Ryan McPhee

Olivier Award-winning director Howard Davies died on October 25 at the age of 71. His death, which followed a brief battle with cancer, was confirmed to BBC News by his family. Davies won O…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Willemijn Verkaik Will Return to Wicked in the West End by Lindsey Sullivan

The West End's Wicked will welcome back Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba on January 30, 2017. Sue Kelvin and Sarah McNicholas are also scheduled to start performances on that date as Madame …

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Morality by John Simon

Clearly, justice must be the same for all, but is this not true also of morality? Yet for some people, under certain circumstances, this is hardly the case. There exist certain persons by wh…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Private lives: the tricky ethics of confessional theatre by Lyn Gardner

This year’s Edinburgh fringe is full of personal stories and real-life drama, but not every production mines the lives of others with equal success“I’m just raw material,” complains …

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

New flames: the Edinburgh festival shows that tell stories with torch songs by Lyn Gardner

Torch songs are lighting up the city this year, from Alan Cumming’s take on Adele’s Someone Like You to Lady Rizo’s anthem of a sleep-deprived mum“Extraordinary how potent cheap musi…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bitches review – Bola Agbaje reveals the private lives of vloggers by Michael Billington

Finborough, LondonThe award-winning playwright uses YouTube as a medium to explore body anxiety and racial tension in this punchy two-handerBola Agbaje has written a number of very good play…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Off-Broadway Theater Review: Implications of Cohabitation by Lauren Yarger

Connie Saltzman, Andres de Vengoechea, Gladys Perez, Vanessa Verduga. Poto: Michael BlaseNew Theater Group Features Work by Promising PlaywrightBy Lauren YargerSummer is a great time to find…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What DID the Butler See? by Westport Country Playhouse

by Hope Ventricelli and AnnaBeth CrittendenMarketing Associate and Marketing InternThe title of our next play What the Butler Saw is derived from a popular and scandalous pastime i…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Interview: Choreographer Myrna Packer on Video Partnering, Voyeurism in Art, and Her Upcoming Show at the Sheen Center by Hanna Oldsman

Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer of Bridgman|Packer fuse dance with video technologies in what they call “video partnering.” They’ll be performing two pieces using this t…

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

NYMF Interview: Ed McNamee on “Lisa and Leonardo” and the Mysteries of the Mona Lisa by Jose Solis

The 2016 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 11 through August 7, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Lisa a…

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Anna Chancellor: ‘I’m a bit “light ent” for those monumental classic parts’ by Nick Curtis

The actress talks about her dream role in The Seagull, her debt to Four Weddings… and why we need more working-class writersAnna Chancellor, 51, lived a “chaotic” life before finding s…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Spotlight On...Ran Levy by Michael Block

Name: Ran LevyHometown: Grew up both in San Diego and Israel. By the time I was twenty I had moved so often that it’s hard to think about a place I can truly call my “hometown”.Educati…

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

I’m back with Odd Shaped Balls… by Chris Grady

But for me the play does that extra thing – it takes a very specific subject, and elevates it to have universal themes and journeys which will touch the minds and hearts of a very wide aud…

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Episode 411 - Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa (Acting, Photography, Stage Combat, and More!) by Joel B. New

In Episode 411 of "Something New" -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Tim Eliot and Lauren…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Find Out Why Bright Star's Hannah Elless Thinks John Cusack, Mark Rylance & Boiled Peanuts Are the Best by

Age: 29 Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI Current Role: Bright Star's Margo Crawford, who works in a bookstore and falls for Billy Cane, played by A.J. Shively. Stage & Screen Cred: Elless m…

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

'I'm not damaged': Ben Whishaw on sexuality, privacy and playing troubled heroes by Alexis Soloski

With his troubled air and tousled hair, the actor has made his name with anguished characters – from Hamlet to Danny in London Spy. Now on Broadway in The Crucible, he talks about coming o…

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

For Valentines Day: Stage Kisses and Musical Love Songs by New York Theater

Kiss Me Kate; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Stage Kiss: There sure are a lot of kisses in the theater. Below: Elizabeth Taylor kisses John Culllum in Private Lives in 1983, and Tallulah Bankhead…

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Public Image, Private Lives: Family, Friends and Self in Photography by Arts Review

Highlighting the close connections between the photographer and subject, Public Image, Private Lives: Family, Friends and Self in Photography delves beneath the surface of familiar (and …

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Interview: Company XIV’s Hilly Bodin on Playing a Dark, Dramatic Snow White by Melanie Brown

Company XIV’s dark and dramatic production of Snow White takes the stage this season with its signature XIV flair. Hilly Bodin, a newcomer not just to Company XIV, but to the New York danc…

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/6/16- PRIVATE LIVES by Stage Tube

Today in 1975, Private Lives opened at the 46th Street Theatre now the Richard Rogers Theatre, where it ran for 92 performances. Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by No…

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review: Press, The Bread & Roses Theatre by Lily Hayes

Bitter, cynical, thoroughly discontented; Malcolm Brown doesn’t know how to get his life back on track. Once a well-respected journalist, he now writes for a teenage gossip magazine and is…

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Friday, January 22, 2016

REVIEW: Private Lives, Churchill Theatre Bromley (On Tour) ✭✭✭ by Layla Haidrani

By Layla Haidrani However, while the pace of the comedy occasionally dips in the second half, this production of Coward's play is a gem, proving the enduring relevance of Private Lives and i…

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

PRIVATE LIVES – Touring by Jonathan Baz

Pleasing on the eye and ear, this 1930s Noël Coward script is brought to life for 2016 by director Tom Attenborough and a cast of five. Telling the story of two newly married divorcees who …

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Review: Private Lives (Churchill Theatre, Bromley and touring)

Tom Chambers and Laura Rogers star as Noel Coward's quarrelling lovers

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Seven sides of Alan Rickman by The Arts Desk

When sorrows come they come not in single spies. It is a bad week to be 69. Hard on the heels of David Bowie's death from cancer comes Alan Rickman's. He was an actor who radiated a sinful a…

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Tony Winner Brian Bedford Dead at 80 by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Brian Bedford, who last appeared on the Broadway stage as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, died on January 13 at the age of 80. The cause was cancer, according …

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British Stage & Screen Favorite Alan Rickman Dead at 69 by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Alan Rickman, the much-loved British star of stage and screen, died in London on January 14, surrounded by family and friends. The two-time Tony nominee was 69 years old. According to the BB…

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Theatre review: Private Lives by Lyn Gardner

Albery Theatre, LondonRating: **** More reviewsIs it better to love temperately or wildly, wisely or too well? The question is posed in Howard Davies's very funny, very deep and subtle re…

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Photos: First look at Private Lives rehearsals

The revival of the the Noel Coward classic is set to open in Woking later this month

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