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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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Slick’s Comedy Series “It’s Bruno” Premieres on Netflix by Blouin Artinfo

“It’s Bruno” premiered on Netflix on May 17, 2019. Slick’s comedy series is written by Dave Broome and Solvan “Slick” Naim. The producers are David Broome and Yong Yam for 25/7 P…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Queen Latifah and Will Smith Producing Hip-Hop Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Ryan McPhee

The movie is written by It's Bruno's Solvan "Slick" Naim and Dave Broome.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Romeo and Juliet as bickering 40-year-olds: how dance is reimagining the lovers by Lyndsey Winship

The lovers are back – as jaded fortysomethings fighting over chores in Ben Duke’s production, and as lust-crazed teens in Matthew Bourne’s Matthew Bourne never fancied remaking Romeo a…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Ripped from the headlines of 1957, West Side Story still has plenty to say about 2019 by Deanna Isaacs

The Lyric’s faithful revival addresses immigration, discrimination, and changing neighborhoods, but it’s the women who are the stars. Sometime in the 1940s, …

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Shakespeare-Inspired ROMEO AND JULIET Will Be Screened Live In Cinemas Throughout The UK by BroadwayWorld

Audiences in more than 500 UK cinemas can watch Romeo and Juliet, live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, on Tuesday 11 June 2019, with an encore screening on Sunday 16 June 2019.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Q&A with Louise Jameson from Vincent River

Sure, it may seem like we are living in more progressive times, but the fact of the matter is, homophobia is as disturbingly prevalent as ever, even in the Western world. Russia and Chechyna…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tootsie, with Santino Fontana, gets all dressed up for Broadway: EW review by Breanne L. Heldman

Tootsie opens with a groan: A kitschy New York City set and far-too-happy, brightly dressed city dwellers singing about how everyone is so ambitious and everything’s so delicious in the bi…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

John McEnery obituary by Michael Coveney

Intuitive actor with a magnetic stage presence and a voice that could rasp like sandpaperJohn McEnery, who has died aged 75, was an intuitive actor in the abrasive style of Nicol Williamson,…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Actor Lucy Aarden: ‘My gender-flipped audition monologue secured me my first job’ by John Byrne

My first theatre job was an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, touring Italy. I used to trawl Spotlight for roles despite having

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Royal Opera House by Vikki Jane Vile

Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet has been performed no less than 400 times by the Royal Ballet and with a lengthy run this season from the end of March to mid-June, the popularity of…

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William Shakespeare's London home where he wrote Romeo and Juliet 'pinpointed' by researcher by Jack Shepherd, Jack Shepherd

'Within a few years of migrating to London, he was living in one of the wealthiest parishes in the city'

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

'King's Speech,' 'Romeo and Juliet' and a visit from Royal Shakespeare Co. for Chicago Shakes' 2019-20 season by Chris Jones

Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company will make its first visit to Chicago in 25 years, Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced Tuesday. The RSC will be part of an expansive 2019-20 season on Na…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Call Answered: Yuval David: "What Would You Do?" + "The Michael J. Fox Show" by Adam Rothenberg

Yuval David has been seen in every medium including Film, TV, and Theatre. He’s the familiar face you all know. Yuval divulged all the intricate details of his approach to this business we…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

For Santino Fontana, Tootsie is more than a diva's debut by Marc Snetiker

To young fans, he was the voice of villainous Prince Hans in Disney’s Frozen (though five years later, he says he’s still never been recognized). To millennials, he was the face of sarca…

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Romeo and Juliet review – star-cross'd magic from Matthew Ball and Lauren Cuthbertson by Sarah Crompton

Royal Opera House, LondonThe principals lead an emotionally charged reprise of Royal Ballet’s old faithful At its premiere in 1965, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet broke new ground:…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Stars line up for Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote

A strong Kenneth MacMillan revival and a show of Russian firepower at the Royal Opera House

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Romeo and Juliet review at Royal Opera House, London – ‘lacks sizzle’ by Neil Norman

Kenneth MacMillan brought psychological depth and sexual passion to the classical repertoire with his first three-act ballet. Not that you’d know it

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