Saturday, October 15, 2016

BWW Review: SHOPPING AND F**KING, Lyric Hammersmith, 14 October 2016 by Liz Cearns

It's been twenty years since Mark Ravenhill's notoriously titled Shopping and Fking was first staged at the Royal Court.In his foreword for the Lyric Hammersmith's anniversary production, Ra…

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Monday, October 10, 2016

The Autumn Garden review – Hellman's unhappy guests overstay their welcome by Michael Billington

Jermyn Street theatre, London A strong cast imbue Lillian Hellman’s 1951 play with a keen malaise, though they are shackled by the author’s enervating attitude towards her charactersA gr…

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Monday, September 26, 2016

The Black Crook by Leah Richards

The Black Crook Conceived and Directed by Joshua William Gelb Abrons Arts Center, NYC September 17-October 7, 2016 The Black Crook, subtitled An Original, Magical and Spectacular Mus…

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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 15, 2016

Goodbye to the Renaissance: Something Rotten!, Starring Rob McClure & Will Chase, Sets Broadway Closing Date by Imogen Lloyd Webber

It's finally proven too hard to be the Bard. Something Rotten!, the world premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all, is set to shutter on January 1, 2017. At t…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Clinton: The Musical by Arts Review

Heading to Perth after a sell-out season off Broadway, Black Swan State Theatre Company presents the Australian premiere of Clinton: The Musical at the Heath Ledger Theatre from 27 August …

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

VIDEO: Playwright Christopher Hampton Explains The Scandalous History of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES by Michael Dale

Choderlos de Laclos was a career soldier looking for a way to alleviate his boredom, so he wrote a novel that became the scandal of France.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What DID the Butler See? by Westport Country Playhouse

by Hope Ventricelli and AnnaBeth CrittendenMarketing Associate and Marketing InternThe title of our next play What the Butler Saw is derived from a popular and scandalous pastime i…

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Michael Riedel's Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway to Land on Small Screen by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Truth is stranger than fiction: think a much more scandalous Smash! Theater journalist Michael Riedel’s surprisingly scintillating tome, Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, is bein…

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

10 Best Films of 2016 So Far by Samuel Spencer

2016 is already half over, but it has so far turned out to be a fantastic year for film. A few shoddy sequels and ridiculous reboots (Batman, Superman, X-Men, we are looking at you) aside, t…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Carolee Carmello Will Fly Back to Finding Neverland on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

After Tuck Everlasting's sadly short stint on Broadway, Carolee Carmello is returning to Finding Neverland on the Great White Way. The three-time Tony nominee will take over for Sally An…

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Indecent by Doug Marino

There's something playing over at the Vineyard Theatre that is nothing short of spectacular.  Paula Vogel has penned a superb play-within-a -play based on a true story of a Yiddish thea…

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Danny Adhim’s play GuyOnKnees tackles identity and self-discovery by Brad Wheeler

The gay comedian of Guyanese descent is brash, scandalous and vulnerable – a browner version of Scott Thompson’s classic Buddy Cole character, but with a poignancy to match the cheekiness

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Review: Stories Eugene O’Neill Told When He Was Very Young by Ken Jaworowski

In the century-old “Recklessness” and “Now I Ask You,” revived at the Metropolitan Playhouse, O’Neill deals with a scandalous affair and bohemianism.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Stella review – emotional hide and seek in real-life cross-dressing drama by Lyn Gardner

Theatre Royal, BrightonNeil Bartlett returns to the scandalous story of Ernest Boulton in a piece that doesn’t quite deliver emotionally but has moments when it glows brightlyA loud knock …

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Brighton Festival: Stella, Theatre Royal by Nick Hasted

A Victorian transgender celebrity is a fitting and timely subject for this Brighton Festival premiere. Writer-director Neil Bartlett turns Stella’s scandalous life into a stark horror stor…

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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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