Thursday, February 20, 2020

West Side Story on Broadway: Pics by New York Theater

This fifth Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” opening tonight, is different from the previous productions of the modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet, with its multiracial cast of …

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Stage Kisses for Valentine’s Day, From Romeo and Juliet to The Prom by New York Theater

Twists on “Romeo and Juliet” are big this month in New York — in West Side Story on Broadway, of course, but also Beyond Babel, and Romeo and Bernadette, and Juliet and her Romeo It…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Bucket List for Every Shakespeare Fan by Performerstuff

A Bucket List for Every Shakespeare Fan Written by Rose Helsinger February 5th, 2020 As fans of the Bard, there are only about four hundred years of things to do before taking your fi…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

BroadwayHD’s Valentine by Barry Gordin

Spread the love all month with BroadwayHD’s special play list. February 10, 2020:  Valentine’s Day is Friday and BroadwayHD is spreading the love with a special Valentine play list. …

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Slammed For Doing ‘Literary Blackface’, Barnes & Noble Cancels Poorly Thought-Out ‘Diverse Editions’ Campaign by Artsjournal1

The idea of this Black History Month initiative was to take 12 children’s and young-adult classic titles — among them Frankenstein, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, and Romeo and J…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

BroadwayHD Launches Valentine's Day Playlist Including SHE LOVES ME, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More

BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service theater lovers, is giving subscribers the best reason to celebrate Valentine's Day all month long! In honor of the special holiday, the platform ha…

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

‘Beyond Babel’ Review: A Fence Separates Star-Crossed Lovers by Brian Seibert

Unpretentious innocence and detailed choreography fuel Keone and Mari Madrid’s West Coast urban dance riff on “Romeo and Juliet.”

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Beyond Babel: “Romeo and Juliet” is “West Side Story”-ized, Very Well by David Finkle

★★★★ Keone and Mari Madrid lead highly-energized 12-member dance troupe with inspiration The post Beyond Babel: “Romeo and Juliet” is “West Side Story”-ized, Very Well appear…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

West Side Story, New Faces at Frozen & More February Picks from the Staff by Lindsey Sullivan

The cold never bothered us anyway—especially with so much great theater to cozy up to this February! The staff has got heart eyes for both Great White Way and intimate downtow…

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Onegin; English National Ballet 70th anniversary gala – review by Sarah Crompton

Royal Opera House; Coliseum, LondonNatalia Osipova leads an unforgettable revival of John Cranko’s take on Pushkin. And English National Ballet’s celebrations bring back happy memories W…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Romeo and Bernadette **** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons January 26, 2019: It may seem a little difficult to imagine Romeo and Juliet as a comedy. But Michael Saltzman’s Romeo and Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona an…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Married to the Mob: ‘Romeo and Bernadette’ by Matthew Wexler

A musical retelling of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with Italian mobsters circa 1960 is a tragedy for all the wrong reasons. The post Married to the Mob: ‘Romeo and Bernadette’ appea…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Shakespeare meets the Mafia in ‘Romeo & Bernadette’ at A.R.T./NY Theatres by Deb Miller

When their date at a lamentable community theater performance of Romeo and Juliet leaves a Brooklyn Girl in tears and a Brooklyn Guy bored to tears, he needs to prove to her that he really i…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

How Shereen Pimentel Is Balancing West Side Story, Juilliard and Working with John Mulaney by Diep Tran

Age: 21 Hometown: Born in Manhattan, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey  Current Role: Maria, the lead in the Ivo van Hove-directed Broadway revival of West Side Story, the classic musical b…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

“Life’s But A Walking Shadow” Audition Monologues for Macbeth by Performerstuff

“Life’s But A Walking Shadow” Audition Monologues for Macbeth Written by Rosalind Helsinger December 29, 2019 Looking for that perfect monologue to nail your audition for the Scot…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Cappies Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Perry Hall High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Grace Brehm of Notre Dame Preparatory School. Rivaling families, action-packed fight scenes, and chemistries beyond compare are what await you at Perry Hall High School…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

‘Life Sucks,’ Theater Doesn’t: Your Picks for the Year’s Best

Without duplicating our critics, there was plenty to champion, from “The Inheritance” on Broadway to “Romeo and Juliet” in sign language in Seattle.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Top 10 dance shows of 2019 by Lyndsey Winship and Sanjoy Roy

A snogtastic Romeo and Juliet from Matthew Bourne and an international dance-a-thon celebrating Merce Cunningham join a mixed troupe of winners More on the best culture of 2019 Continue read…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

The Red Shoes repolished and Romeo and Juliet retold in new film Beyond Words

Matthew Bourne’s movie adaptation is revived at Sadler’s Wells while a new take on MacMillan’s ballet comes to cinemas and TV

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Shakespeare Gets a Raw Deal in 2019: Netflix “The King” Movie Drops His Name, “West Side Story” Cuts Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene by Roger Friedman

William Shakespeare is having a bad year. First, Netflix’s “The King,” starring Timothee Chalamet, dropped his name and all reference to him

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Opinion: West Side Story Part 2 by JK

As of the time this editorial posts, no one outside of the production will have seen a single second of West Side Story. And, outside of friends and family who are at the invited dress tonig…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Radio & Juliet / Faun / MсGregor + Mugler review – Radiohead, gangs and OTT dazzle by Lyndsey Winship

London ColiseumEdward Clug strips back Shakespeare, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui riffs on Nijinsky and Wayne McGregor teams up with Manfred Thierry Mugler in this rich Russian triple bill What do y…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Review: & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre 4.0stars Romeo and Juliet – one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays and easily one of the most famous love stories, is also one of the most overd…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Why Netflix Bought New York’s Paris Theatre by Artsjournal

Undoubtedly this will aid in the company’s recruitment of top shelf directors who yearn for that opening night vibe, especially at the spot where Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet pla…

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Balletboyz's Romeo and Juliet film takes star-cross'd lovers to the street by Lyndsey Winship

Shot on location with lashings of fighting and flirting, Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words is a vibrant, up-close take on one of the Royal Ballet’s best-loved gems It’s been an ongoing quan…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

& Juliet review – the bard goes bubblegum by Gregory Robinson

Shaftesbury theatre, LondonA fun, feminist makeover of Romeo and Juliet chooses life – with a great pop soundtrack What if Juliet’s end was a new beginning? That’s the question & J…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

10 Things Every Shakespeare Fan Is Grateful For This Thanksgiving by Performerstuff

10 Things Every Shakespeare Fan Is Grateful For This Thanksgiving Written by Rose Helsinger 11/24/19 It’s that time of year for family, food, and being thankful for everything we love…

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& Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre review - the Bard with dancefloor bangers by Sam Marlowe

The heroine seizes the mic in this Shakespeare-inspired jukebox musical It’s bright, it’s brash, it’s a gazillion times camper than Christmas: but is it such stuff as theatrical hits a…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Report: Method Actor Draws the Line at Oedipus by Broadway Beat

by Roxy Arecco. @roxyarecco. NEW YORK, NY - Local method actor Preston Roberts submitted his resignation for a production of Oedipus Rex yesterday after finally reading the play, in which th…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Jessie Buckley to star as Juliet at the National Theatre by Ruth Comerford

Jessie Buckley is to star as Juliet alongside Josh O’Connor as Romeo in a new National Theatre production. Romeo and Juliet, directed by

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Romeo and Juliet is only halfway there at Chicago Shakes by Kerry Reid

The central characters feel like an afterthought in Barbara Gaines's contemporized version. Setting Romeo and Juliet in a contemporary urban setting inevitably d…

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