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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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Riverside’s Private Lives Is Study In Perfection Of Wit And Polish by Bill Hirschman

Take Noel Coward's sophisticated wit, add exquisite direction and elegant acting, then tie it up with visuals you could plotz for, and it's no wonder that Riverside Theatre's production of P…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Yours Unfaithfully Takes On Marital Fidelity by Broadway & Me

A card-carrying member of the Bright Young Things, the bohemian artists and aristocrats who flouted conventional norms in England during the 1920s, the actor and playwright Miles Malleson ha…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

RIP Photographer Martha Swope, 40 Years Of Broadway by New York Theater

Below are some of the photographs by Martha Swope, who died Thursday at age 88.   In a professional career that officially spanned from 1957 to 1994, she focused on ballet and Broadway. Her…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Tony Winner Tammy Grimes, Original Star of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Dies at 82 by Ryan McPhee

Tammy Grimes, a two-time Tony winner whose raspy timbre captivated audiences in performances such as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, died on October 30 at the age of 82. Her death was confirmed …

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Review: ‘Breathe Smoke’ at Orbiter 3 by Tim Dunleavy

Douglas Williams’ Breathe Smoke, a world premiere being presented by the Orbiter 3 Collective, tells the story of four people whose public lives and private lives are markedly different. I…

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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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