Sunday, August 18, 2019

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet review – the thrilling shock of the new by Sarah Crompton

Sadler’s Wells, LondonBourne and his superb dancers inject visceral new life into Shakespeare’s overworked tragedy You’ve got to hand it to Matthew Bourne, choreographer extraordinaire…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

In rehearsal: & Juliet by Eleni Cashell

Think you know everything about Romeo and Juliet? Think again, as the new musical &Juliet changes the tale to give Juliet a whole new story. Rather than picking up a dagger, in this stor…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Bat Out of Hell Star Andrew Polec on Meeting Meat Loaf, His Signature Hair & How a Bike Crash Changed Everything by Caitlin Moynihan

Andrew Polec just won't quit. After playing the role of Strat in Bat Out of Hell in the West End and on tour, he has officially brought the Jim Steinman-Meat Loaf musical to New York City…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Romeo and Juliet review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘messy and naff update’ by Tim Bano

Guy Masterson and Nick Hennegan have long form at the Fringe, separately and together. But here, with Masterson as producer and Hennegan

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A Cross-Curricular Comedy: Football Romeo by Lindsay Price

Both hilarious and touching, Football Romeo by Lindsay Price will appeal to those who love Shakespeare, those who fear Shakespeare, and those who’ve never heard of Shakespeare. The new dra…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is vividly danced at Sadler’s Wells

The emphasis is on youth in this production from Bourne’s New Adventures company

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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘bang on the money’ by Neil Norman

Every generation has its Romeo and Juliet. Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann on film, Rudolf Nureyev and Kenneth MacMillan in ballet. Now

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet review – an epic snog and a touch of Grease by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonYoung dancers, a reworked score and dynamic choreography bring blasts of rhythm, energy and feeling to the tale of star-cross’d lovers Kissing till your lips are re…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review: ‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical’ pummels the senses by Johnny Oleksinski

A radioactive “Romeo and Juliet,” set in a dystopian city whose teens are stuck in their current age forever.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

ROMEO AND JULIET           Jimmy’s Farm, Wherstead Suffolk by Libby Purves and Friends

   ROCK ’N ROLL N’ ROMEO        Deep under the trees, beyond Jimmy’s meerkat and camel enclosures lies a 1960’s beach: shelter, deckchairs and lounging teens,  Mods and Rocker…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Heritage review – sectarian feuds poison Canada's prairies by Mark Fisher

Pitlochry festival theatreForbidden love blooms between Catholic and Protestant settlers in Nicola McCartney’s razor-sharp study of cultural identity Imagine Romeo and Juliet transplanted …

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Greta Gerwig & Oscar Isaac to Star in Three Sisters at New York Theatre Workshop by Andy Lefkowitz

Screen stars and theater alums Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac will return home to the New York stage this spring in a new mounting of Chekhov's Three Sisters. Tony winner Sam Gold will direct …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Speaking with Hazen Cuyler Artistic Director Greenhouse Ensemble by Sandi Durell

  Theater Pizzazz’ Marcina Zaccaria spoke with Hazen Cuyler about Greenhouse Ensemble’s upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet to gather more information about the Artistic Director/Fo…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fringe review: 33 1/3 Chorus Girls by Missy Frederick

In 33 1/3 Chorus Girls, seven comedic sketches are linked by the loose thread of “show business.” A klutzy stand-up comedienne tells academic jokes about Harry Potter, surrounded by heck…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Theatrefolk Featured Play – Drop Dead, Juliet! by Allison Williams by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. More love, less death! Drop Dead, Juliet! by Allison Williams is an adaptation of the classic Romeo and Juliet story that goes well beyond your classi…

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Max Garner

Not to be confused with the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival (1993-2011), the current “BSF” – Baltimore Shakespeare Factory – has another hit on its hands with their new production o…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

‘Brilliantly told & unbelievably gripping’: MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO & JULIET – Touring ★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

I realised very quickly to believe in the critics that have described Matthew Bourne as a wonderful storyteller. Through physical movement, relationships between characters, facial expressio…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Romeo and Juliet, from Ashcroft to Zeffirelli – in pictures

Franco Zeffirelli, who died this month, directed beloved versions of Shakespeare’s tragedy on stage and screen. We look back at productions starring, among others, Peggy Ashcroft, David Te…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Katie Willmorth by Zack Calhoon

Katie Willmorth-Previously with Smith Street Stage: Richard III (Buckingham), Christmas Carol: A Radio Play (Belle, Fan, Etc.) and Julius Caesar (Calpurnia). Other acting credits inclu…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dylan Musical on Broadway. Something’s Coming, Something’s Gone. Tony Fallout. #Newsworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

The first publicity shot from Steven Spielberg’s movie remake of “West Side Story,” planned for December 2020, came on the same week as the death of Franco Zeffirelli, whose 1968 film …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

See Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler in first look at Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake by Christian Holub

It’s getting closer. For months now, film fans have eagerly sought news about the upcoming adaptation of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg. Having survived the aftermath of the …

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Franco Zeffirelli – a life in pictures by Guardian Staff

He threw flamboyant parties and created equally dazzling films and operas. A look back on the career of the director of the films Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew and the opera T…

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Climate Activists Protest BP Funding At London Outdoor Screening Of Royal Ballet by Artsjournal

Campaigners from Extinction Rebellion descended on the big-screen event, which live-streamed a Royal Ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet for free on June 11. BP has sponsored the free scr…

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Franco Zeffirelli, revered Italian director, dies aged 96 by Chris Wiegand

Italian equally celebrated as director of films, theatre and opera over 60-year career Franco Zeffirelli, one of Italy’s most revered artistic figures, has died at the age of 96. In a care…

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Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96 by Mark Peikert

The director was responsible for movies such as Romeo and Juliet and several operas at the Metropolitan Opera House, including its most produced work ever: La Bohème.

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Franco Zeffirelli, Film and Stage Director Known For ROMEO AND JULIET, Dies at 96

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli was died at age 96, according to AP.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Oakland is Shakespeare on speed by Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent

Ubuntu Theater Project in Oakland presents a fast-paced and youthful take on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

‘This message really packs a punch’: MATTHEW BOURNE’s ROMEO & JULIET – Touring by Not Exactly Billington

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a wakeup call to the conscious and unconscious abuse of children and adolescents – psychological, sexual, physical – that plagues our society.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

60-plus years later, ‘West Side Story’ endures and thrives, including a new production at 5th Avenue Theatre by Misha Berson

As a new run of "West Side Story" at the 5th Avenue Theatre approaches, this Broadway classic based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” remains popular and current across generations. …

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

All Is True movie review: Defending Kenneth Branagh’s right to invent Shakespeare’s last years by Tim Treanor

We know very little about William Shakespeare, so we make stuff up. Thus we have Shakespeare in Love (John Madden–Tom Stoppard), which imagines the Bard falling for an aristocrat’s wife …

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Rehearsals of 5th Avenue Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld has a first look in rehearsals for The 5th Avenue Theatre'sWest Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New Y…

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