Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Off-Broadway Review: The Birds by Lauren Yarger

Mia Hutchinson-Shaw, Tony Naumovski, and Antoinette LaVecchia Photo: Carol RoseggThe BirdsBy Conor McPherson  (based on the story by Daphne duMaurier)Directed by Stefan Dzeparoski&…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 NYIT Award Winners: Off-Off Broadway’s Finest by New York Theater

“The Golfer” and “Broken Bone Bathtub” (pictured) were among the big winners of the 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, which honor excellence Off-Off Broadway.…

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Theater News: New Plays by Sarah Ruhl and Bryna Turner Set for Lincoln Center Theater

Rebecca Taichman and Lee Sunday Evans will direct works from LCT's upcoming season.

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Tony & Pulitzer Prize Nominee Sarah Ruhl Tapped for Lincoln Center's 2016-2017 Season; Two New Shows Announced by Lindsey Sullivan

With Falsettos beginning performances on September 29 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, Lincoln Center's 2016-17 season is already shaping up to be an impactful one. In the Next Room scribe Sa…

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Off-Broadway Review: Marie and Rosetta by Lauren Yarger

 A Fast, Fierce Friendship Plays a New Kind of Gospel SoundBy Lauren YargerGospel legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Kecia Lewis) who was a big influence on the music of Elvis Presley, …

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Bianca Del Rio's Movie Gets a Premiere—And a Sequel by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoqueenRuPaul's Drag RaceBianca Del RioMichael MustoHurricane Bianca swept into NYC last week for a gala premiere, and it proved to be just the jolt of wry insouciance we nee…

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Street Theater by (ken Simon)

Written by Doric WilsonDirected by Mark FinleyProduced by TOSOS Nominated for: Outstanding Ensemble, Tim Abrams, Chris Andersson, Christopher Borg, Ellis Cahill, Johnathan Cedano, Desmond Du…

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fiorello! by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Under Bob Moss’ vigorous and energetic direction, the cast of 20 young actors grab hold of the show and never let up for a moment playing a multitude of colorful New York types with energy…

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Morrissey or Shelagh Delaney? – quiz by Chris Wiegand

Hull Truck's A Taste of Honey, starring Shameless's Rebecca Ryan, is the second major revival this year of Shelagh Delaney's hugely influential debut. As Morrissey once observed, "At least 5…

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Marie and Rosetta by Doug Marino

The Atlantic Theater Company and Neil Pepe have created a near pitch perfect, smart, toe-tapping, bio-play about a less well known musician who is often coined the original soul sister. &nbs…

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Q&A With George Brant: Saving a Music Legend From Obscurity in ‘Marie and Rosetta’ by Patrick Pacheco

One of the rock world’s great unknowns is the huge influence that Sister Rosetta Tharpe, an African-American gospel singer and guitarist, had on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Ch…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hit show Blind Date gets a same-sex twist by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

For the first time, Rebecca Northan’s creation features same-sex pairings of performer and audience volunteer.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

An Interview with Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis by Victoria Myers

We talk to Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis, who are currently starring in "Marie and Rosetta," about how they prepared, mentorship on and off stage, being ambitious, and much more.

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Video: In rehearsals for Floyd Collins with Rebecca Trehearn

The actress gives us an exclusive first listen to "Through the Mountain"

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Monday, September 19, 2016

MARIE AND ROSETTA – a match made in heaven by Oscar E Moore

Tucked away in Chelsea in the 150 seat Linda Gross Theater that arose from a converted church two extremely talented performers Rebecca Naomi Jones as Marie Knight and Kecia Lewis as Sister …

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Marie and Rosetta - Rebecca Naomi Jones & Kecia Lewis legendary women of swinging gospel music by Oscar E. Moore

The songs are the show. The performers make the songs. Sometimes soft. Sometimes loud enough to raise the dead. It’s a special music. Churchlike with a hip swaying rhythm that is both …

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Friday, September 16, 2016

What Do Critics Think of Marie and Rosetta? by Olivia Clement

Atlantic Theater’s new musical play about a rock-n-roll gospel singer stars Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Theater News: Atlantic Theater Company Extends George Brant's Marie and Rosetta

Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis star in the production.

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Marie and Rosetta, Starring Rebecca Naomi Jones & Kecia Lewis, Will Extend Off-Broadway by

Music to our ears! The world premiere of George Brant’s play with music, Marie and Rosetta, will extend off-Broadway through October 16; it had previously been set to shutter on Octobe…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Marie and Rosetta Review: Gospel Rock n Roller Sister Rosetta Tharpe by New York Theater

Whenever the two stars of “Marie and Rosetta” sing, it’s all that matters: Kecia Lewis swinging and soulful as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer and guitarist who filled stadiums …

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'Marie and Rosetta': Theater Review by Frank Scheck

Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones star in this play with music about the legendary Sister Rosetta Sharpe and her protege, Marie more

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Marie and Rosetta Opens Off-Broadway Tonight by Olivia Clement

Atlantic Theater’s new musical play about a rock-n-roll gospel singer stars Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Music to Our Ears! Marie and Rosetta, Starring Kecia Lewis & Rebecca Naomi Jones, Opens Off-Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Talented twosome Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones may have the blues onstage in Atlantic Theater Company's Neil Pepe-helmed production of Marie and Rosetta, but they were all smiles o…

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Photo Flash: Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones Open in Marie and Rosetta

George Brant's new play is directed by Neil Pepe at Atlantic Theater Company.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

STAGE TUBE: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Season 2 Trailer Announces October Return to the CW! by Stage Tube

How much crazier can things get for Rebecca Viewers won't have to wait long for the answer. This afternoon the CW premiered the brand new trailer for the second season of the musical comedy …

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Pomp and circumstance for Chicago comic Rebecca O'Neal by Zach Freeman

Comedian Rebecca O'Neal is ready to graduate. Not from high school or college, but from Chicago comedy. To be clear, it's not because she doesn't love the city and its comedy community — t…

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pride and Prejudice – review by Michael Billington

Regent's Park, LondonFollowing stage versions of works by William Golding, EL Doctorow and Harper Lee, this novel-hungry venue now brings us a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice in time f…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Show Must Go On! ON YOUR FEET Performs Full Production Without Working Sets by BroadwayWorld

ON YOUR FEET's ensemble cast member Genny Lis Padilla, who also plays the role of Rebecca in the hit Broadway musical, took to Twitter last night to thank her cast and crew for pulling off a…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rebecca Ferguson to Play Opera Star in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH Biopic by Movies News Desk

Rebecca Ferguson is the latest to sign on for FOX's upcoming musical biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH, starring Hugh Jackman.

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See Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis in Marie and Rosetta by Monica Simoes

Take a first look at Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis in Atlantic Theater Company’s world-premiere production of Marie and Rosetta by acclaimed Grounded playwright George Brant at the L…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis in MARIE AND ROSETTA at Atlantic Theater by BroadwayWorld

Atlantic Theater Company welcomes Kecia Lewis Mother Courage, Once on This Island and Rebecca Naomi Jones American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the world premiere production of George…

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