Friday, May 18, 2018

Hay Fever – review by Michael Billington

Noel Coward, LondonHoward Davies has a gift for revitalising Coward's comedies. Having put the sexuality back into Private Lives, he now visually redefines Hay Fever and pulls off the daring…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

State of play: David Hare and James Graham talk drama and politics by Kate Kellaway

The veteran playwright and the prolific young star, both masters of political theatre, reflect on the state of the nation – and contemporary culture – in the internet ageDavid Hare and J…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Merchant And Ivory Weren't Just A Filmmaking Team; They Were A Couple For 40 Years. James Ivory Explains Why They Kept That Secret by Artsjournal1

Reporter Ryan Gibney: "Even with the release in 1987 of Maurice, they batted away any prying questions about their private lives. When I ask Ivory why this was, he comes as close to calling …

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Artistic Director At Finland's National Ballet 'Stripped Of Managerial Duties' by Artsjournal1

"The decision to relieve [Kenneth] Greve of his managerial role followed accusations by some dancers that Greve had engaged in inappropriate conduct, including comments about their appearanc…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Photo Flash: London Classic Theatre Presents PRIVATE LIVES By No?l Coward by BroadwayWorld

London Classic Theatrereturns to the Everyman with their production ofNoel Coward's comedy masterpiece,Private Lives.Olivia BeardsleyandHelen Keeleyreprise their roles as Sibyl Chase and Ama…

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Review: ‘Fool for Love’ at the Cumberland Theatre by Bob Ashby

The theme of a man and a woman who can’t live without each other and can’t live with each other is as old as theater. Often enough it has been played for comedy, as in the couples in Noe…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Bridget Christie: 'I don't do jokes about my personal life. Just my husband, my kids and my polyps' by Bridget Christie

The comedian Louise Reay is being sued for allegedly defaming her estranged husband on stage. So should standups keep their private lives to themselves?I’m not a confessional standup. I do…

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal With Cressida Bonas in THE DOG BENEATH THE SKIN at Jermyn Street Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Proud Haddock's The Dog Beneath The Skin will star Pete Ashmore Arms and the Man, Watford Palace Theatre Private Lives, Mercury Theatre Treasure Island, Birmingham Rep as Alan Normanand Cres…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

The week in theatre: Julius Caesar; The Brothers Size; The Culture – review by Susannah Clapp

The Bridge; Young Vic, London; Hull Truck, HullNicholas Hytner’s outstanding production reconfigures Julius Caesar in more ways than one. Plus, James Graham and Moonlight’s Tarell Alvin …

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Cressida Bonas to star in Jermyn Street Theatre's THE DOG BENEATH THE SKIN by BroadwayWorld

Proud Haddock's The Dog Beneath The Skin will star Pete Ashmore Arms and the Man, Watford Palace Theatre Private Lives, Mercury Theatre Treasure Island, Birmingham Rep as Alan Norman and Cre…

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Farinelli and the King to Welcome Broadway Veteran Simon Jones to Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage vet Simon Jones will join the company of Claire Van Kampen's new play Farinelli and the King on January 9, 2018 in the role of John Rich. Original cast member Colin Hurley wil…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

'Oslo' at Harold Pinter Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Harold Pinter Theatre is currently hosting the stage production of "Oslo". Written by American playwright J.T. Rogers, "Oslo" tells the true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats Te…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

London Classic Theatre Announce Extension Of Their UK Tour Of No?l Coward's PRIVATE LIVES by BroadwayWorld

London Classic Theatre today announce additional dates for their production of No l Coward's comedy masterpiece, Private Lives. Olivia Beardsley and Helen Keeley return to the production as …

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More Sign on for TACT's SALUTE TO THE BRAVE by BroadwayWorld

TACT, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kri…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More to Star in SALUTE TO THE BRAVE at TACT by BroadwayWorld

TACT, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kri…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

BWW Interview: Emma Fielding On A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Marianka Swain

Actress Emma Fielding's work ranges from Arcadia, Private Lives and The King's Speech to Terror and The School for Scandal. She's now playing Mrs Allonby in Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Impor…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

THE STANDBYS Documentary Will Donate Portion of Proceeds to BC/EFA by BroadwayWorld

DigiNext Films has just announced that Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS as their charitable partner for their inspirational documentary The Standbys. The Standbys follows three undiscovered…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

No Wake by Darryl Reilly

In 85 minutes, we really don’t learn much Rebecca, Nolan or Sukey as Mr. Donnelly imparts scant biographical details about them, but strangely does for Padgett. Donnelly takes the perennia…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Guest Blog: Kieran Buckeridge On The UK Tour Of PRIVATE LIVES by Guest Blog: Kieran Buckeridge

I am sitting in my dressing room at the Malvern Theatre, waiting to begin the technical rehearsal. Shirt starched, hair slicked back, braces tightened. Victor Prynne is looking back at me in…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Private Lives review at Malvern Festival Theatre – ‘faithful and engaging’ by Jeremy Brien

It is one of the best-known put-downs in the whole of Noel Coward. “Very flat Norfolk,” a peevish Amanda tells her dangerously

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Monday, July 3, 2017

A Fringe Peek at Clara Bow: Becoming ‘It’ by Guest Writer

We like to pretend that the rise of social media has forever changed America’s relationship to celebrity culture. That somehow Facebook and Twitter have ripped our Hollywood icons from the…

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Review: ‘Private Lives’ at Reston Community Players by Terry Byrne

Some plays are like peeping through your eye doctor’s phoropter — layer upon layer of filters. Say, a playwright of the Roaring Twenties borrows a style of the 1660s English Restoration …

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Let it all out: The Antipodes, Pershing Square Signature Center, NY

Annie Baker’s satire tilts at the tech industry’s commodification of our private lives

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: Private Lives at the Gate Theatre, Dublin by Chris McCormack

Cowardly nostalgia: Chris McCormack lingers in the halcyon bliss of Noël Coward's 1930 comedy. The post Review: Private Lives at the Gate Theatre, Dublin appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Consent review – love and justice on trial in fierce courtroom drama by Michael Billington

Dorfman, London The audience become judge and jury in Nina Raine’s intelligent play about a rape case full of opposing narratives, starring Anna Maxwell Martin and Ben ChaplinAside from Jo…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

‘Vides Privades’ at Teatro Borrás, Barcelona by Blouin Artinfo

The Borrás Theatre, Barcelona, presents “Vides Privades” on view through May 21, 2017.The comedy show is directed by David Selvas and Norbert Martinez. “Vides Privades” translates t…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Echo's End review – everyday lives shattered by war's contradictions by Michael Billington

Salisbury PlayhouseA rural Wiltshire community during the first world war is depicted with quiet poetry in Barney Norris’s play on childhood friendship and adult expectationBarney Norris i…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Michael Cabot by Zack Calhoon

Michael Cabot (Director of Angel) Michael is the founder and Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre, a touring company who’s productions have played to over 500,000 people at mor…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hay Fever review – hate is love in Coward's midsummer night of warped romance by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghDominic Hill’s production of this sharply observed comedy is at its best when mocking the social embarrassments of polite societyNoël Coward’s silly, subversive 1…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spotlight On...William Broderick by Michael Block

Name: William BroderickHometown: Woodside, QueensEducation: BA Hunter College, English; Acting: E. Katherine Kerr; Voice: Richard GordonSelect Credits: Robert in Company; Emile in South Paci…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

From Brecht to Lorca, the playwrights who became theatre's freedom fighters by Michael Billington

It’s wrong to characterise 1930s theatre as escapist or frivolous. In Europe and America, many plays were alerting audiences to the dangers of fascism – led by the German fugitive Bertol…

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