Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thon Man Molière review – Lochhead's lurid tragicomedy brings lots of laughs by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghScandalous affairs and royal tiffs abound in this excellently acted, Scots-tinted take on the brilliant but self-destructive French playwrightThe watery greys of Neil …

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Tight Tony Race for Best Actor in a Play by Patrick Pacheco

After half-century on Broadway, Frank Langella has received his seventh Tony nomination for a heartrending performance as a man disintegrating into senility in “The Father,” while the Br…

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Cannes Review: Stèphanie Di Giusto’s 'The Dancer' by Gabriella Daris

“The Dancer” (“La Danseuse”), French writer-director Stèphanie Di Giusto’s feature debuet, premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. It did not win a…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Hedda Gabler’ at Studio Theatre by Jennifer Minich

Hedda Gabler has a scandalous reputation. Premiered in Munich in 1891, Hedda Gabler shocked and scandalized. One reviewer in 1904 went so far as to label Hedda a “vicious, heartless, cowa…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Music Division's Clipping File: Performers and Performances by Bob Kosovsky, Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Music Division

The Music Division is celebrating the completion of its Clipping File inventory (done entirely by volunteers) with a blog series. Melissa is one of the volunteers who contributed so much to …

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Monday, April 18, 2016

The light fantastic? Ballet dancers and anorexia by Judith Mackrell

A ballerina who accused La Scala of promoting anorexia has been sacked. There's more to this weighty issue than meets the eye, says Judith MackrellIn recent weeks, it seems that ballet has b…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

We Want You Back: Chester Gregory & Several Motown Alums to Headline Musical’s Broadway Return by Ryan McPhee

We’ve heard through the grapevine that this cast knows what’s going on. A majority of the current national touring cast of Motown the Musical will head to the Great White Way whe…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Deborah Cox Will Headline Broadway-Aimed Josephine Baker Musical by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The long-in-the-works Broadway-aimed tuner about the legendary Josephine Baker, starring Deborah Cox, is finally set to receive its world premiere in Florida. Directed and choreographed by J…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

The Music Division's Clipping File: The Scandals by Bob Kosovsky, Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Music Division

Last week I introduced Melissa, a volunteer with the Music Division, who began a series of three blog posts on the newly available inventory of the Music Division's Clipping file.  Here is…

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Broadway Faves Andrew Samonsky & Kate Reinders to Tie the Knot by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Something Rotten! standout Kate Reinders has gotten engaged to her beau Andrew Samonsky, who is currently leading the national tour of The Bridges of Madison County. The happy couple posted …

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Christopher Wheeldon triple bill review – all the right moves by Luke Jennings

Royal Opera House, LondonNatalia Osipova is a natural as the scandalous Madame X in Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet Strapless. If only we cared about her…The Royal Ballet’s current t…

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Review: ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ at Live Arts Maryland by Winters Geimer

When Finian’s Rainbow opened on Broadway in 1947, it was a scandal. White and black performers shared the same stage, it argued that blacks were full citizens (with rights!), and that whit…

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Wheeldon triple bill review – vividly evokes 1880s Paris, without getting beneath the surface by Judith Mackrell

Royal Opera House, LondonThis Christopher Wheeldon programme includes the premiere of one-act ballet Strapless, whose scandalous heroine Madam X is all attitude and frocks Christopher Wheeld…

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Christopher Wheeldon: how I fell for the scandalous Madame X by Christopher Wheeldon

The acclaimed choreographer explains the origins of Strapless – his new ballet about Madame X, the It Girl of 19th-century Paris who was destroyed by a daring portrait When I moved to New …

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Alison Luff Begins Performances in Les Miserables on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Broadway alum Alison Luff will begin to dream a dream as Fantine in Les Miserables on February 4. She steps in for Montego Glover at the Imperial Theatre. Luff last appeared on Broadway as …

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Compass Rose Theater by Danielle Angeline

Compass Rose Theater delivers an intense rendition of Tennessee Williams’ classic play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a southern drama set in the 1950s. Williams offers up a scandalous subject m…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Andre Ward Will Don Ruffled Sleeves; Broadway Alum Enlisted for Something Rotten! by Imogen Lloyd Webber

André Ward will be welcomed to the Renaissance on February 2, when he begins performances in Something Rotten! The Broadway alum is set to assume the roles of Minstrel / Snug, taking …

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Matt Doyle Strips Down For New Tyler Mount Vlog Episode by Mark Ezovski

Popular Broadway Youtube personality Tyler Mount (@TylerGMount) welcomed The Book of Mormon star, Matt Doyle, for the latest episode of his web series "The Tyler Mount Vlog." The B…

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STAGE TUBE: Matt Doyle Plays Strip Trivia on THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG by Stage Tube

Popular Broadway Youtube personality, Tyler Mount, recently welcomed Book of Mormon star MATT DOYLE, for the latest episode of his web series, THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG. Below, catch the Broadway…

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Arrows & Traps Theatre Company bring Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to life by Emily Hardy

By Emily Hardy Helen Edmundson has translated a thousand pages, with nearly that many characters, into an intimate chamber drama to appear at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre in March. Anna …

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Laura Osnes Lived in a House of Porn, Leslie Odom Jr.'s Bed Fantasy & More Lessons of the Week by Ryan McPhee

It’s Friday, and that only means one thing: this is the moment to watch Jennifer Holliday belt the crap out of power anthems catch up on the Lessons of the Week. We learned a whole lot…

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Alison Luff Will Join Cast of Les Miserables on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Broadway alum Alison Luff will dream dreams as Fantine in Les Miserables at the Imperial Theatre. She takes over for Montego Glover beginning February 4. Luff last appeared on Broadway as M…

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Monday, December 28, 2015

The scandalous Lillian Hellman by Sarah Churchwell

She was the first woman to be admitted to the club of American dramatists, writing a hit play when she was 29. Her love affair with Dashiell Hammett was a scandal and her memoirs were n…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Our Favorite Off and Off-Off Broadway Theater of 2015 by Stagebuddy News

One of my favorite productions this year was Manual Cinema’s ADA|AVA, a quietly stunning production filled with outstanding visuals. The shadow puppetry piece blended theatre and film…

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Review: In 'Domesticated,' a male politician goes down in scandalous flames by Chris Jones

A public official stands at a podium, his steely-faced wife by his side. You can see that he is angry, feeling forced into this situation. He speaks into the microphones. He says that he'll …

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

‘Entertaining Mr. Sloane’ at The Edge of the Universe Players 2 by John Stoltenberg

When a dark farce titled Entertaining Mr. Sloane opened in London in 1964, it was viewed as rude, scandalous, and repugnant because of its homosexual content and its three main characters’…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Archive: Harley Granville Barker and his scandalous play of the 1900s by Nick Smurthwaite

It wouldn’t have occurred to him at the time, but the title of Harley Granville Barker’s play Waste, which has just opened

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Julie gets North American premiere in Toronto by Trish Crawford

Based on August Strindberg's once scandalous Miss Julie, it’s the first opera presented by Canadian Stage.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Waste review – private scandal and political hypocrisy uncovered by Kate Kellaway

Lyttelton, LondonRoger Michell directs a fine cast in Harley Granville Barker’s once scandalous playHarley Granville Barker’s Waste was banned in 1907 for its scandalous content. Henry T…

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Filichia Features: A Little on A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC by Peter Filichia

So was it true? So many people who’d been in Boston to see the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC had warned me. “You won’t believe it!” they cried. …

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Review: Design for Living/Pride Films & Plays by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom

RECOMMENDED Clear vision and attention to detail can be seen throughout Pride Films & Plays’ newest production, “Design for Living” by Noël Coward. Once the biggest hit on Broadwa…

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