Friday, March 27, 2020

BBC4’s Scandal and Beauty: Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley

The Victorian artist was both a scandalous self-promoter and influential modernist, a new documentary reveals

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Monday, March 9, 2020

SEVEN SINS at Théâtre XIV by Jacquelyn Claire

SEVEN SINS is a delightful descent into our shadow selves and the mischievous curiosity that erupts from self exploration. This bawdy Baroque Burlesque entices us to contemplate our “fall …

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Salome by Arts Review

A crumbling society, an unstable political milieu, and the uncontrollability of desire are all starkly reflected in Victorian Opera’s new production of Richard Strauss’ Salome at St Kild…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Professor and the Madman by Arts Review

If you thought David O’Russell’s biographical-drama Joy, a film which followed the trials and tribulations of miracle-mop entrepreneur Joy Mangano, had the most obscure origin story, the…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Rollicking, Scandalous Real Life of Irish Theatre’s Lady G by Olivia Clement

Off-Broadway’s Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory unearths the fascinating story of the turn-of-the-20th century ”rockstar” and leader of Irish theatre.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Porgy and Bess Screen Remake in Development from Oscar Nominee Dee Rees by Andy Lefkowitz

Porgy and Bess is headed back to the big screen. A new movie musical adaptation of the 1935 American folk opera is in the works from MGM, according to Deadline. Oscar nominee Dee Rees will a…

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Porgy and Bess Movie Musical Remake in Development from Oscar Nominee Dee Rees by Andy Lefkowitz

Porgy and Bess is headed back to the big screen. A new movie musical adaptation of the 1935 American folk opera is in the works from MGM, according to Deadline. Oscar nominee Dee Rees will a…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Especially the Dancers by Mo Brady

by Betsy Struxness Betsy Struxness …

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Was This Woman The 20th Century’s Most Scandalous Opera Star? by Artsjournal1

Lydia Locke (1884-1966) “rose to prominence in the early 1900s, when mass celebrity was still a relatively new concept. But the American soprano embraced the label, making news both for he…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Odds & Ends: Alison Luff to Lead Starz's New Wrestling Drama Series & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Alison Luff to Lead Wrestling Drama Series on Starz Alison Luff, the Broadway star most recently seen as Jenna in Waitress, h…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Carolee Carmello Interview: "Hello, Dolly!" Tour by Adam Rothenberg

Three-time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello is one of my favorite Broadway stars! Every time I see her perform, I am transported to another world where her heavenly voice lifts me high up above…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

#TBT: Vintage Playbill: A Christmas Story: November 2012 by JK

I was at a distinct disadvantage when I saw A Christmas Story: The Musical. I had never seen A Christmas Story: The Movie! The good news is, the musical was wonderful, and though I may not h…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Review: Lovers’ Vows. Will they? Won’t they? A delightful farce from We Happy Few by Kelly McCorkendale

Abstinence and sex. Sex and abstinence. They’ve long vexed the masses, from noble to peasant as far back as the 1700s, when British writer Elizabeth Inchbald translated a German play rough…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Is This Comedy Quiz Show Responsible For Boris Johnson Becoming Prime Minister? by Artsjournal1

“An institution in Britain, Have I Got News For You began airing in 1990 and runs on Friday nights on the BBC’s main channel, averaging 4 million viewers. … Political guests are subjec…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

A Dispatch from the Charm City Fringe Festival by Patricia Mitchell

The Charm City Fringe is on! Here’s what I got up to last night. Reviews Poly-Theist “Brett was a married, 21-year-old monogamous Evangelical. Then he became the opposite.” When real p…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The King's Speech on stage doesn't improve upon the film. by Catey Sullivan

Chicago Shakespeare's production is pretty and witty, but lacks dramatic tension. The rise of Albert, Duke of York, from stammering puddle of self-doubt to globa…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Norma by Arts Review

Lauded as the Everest of opera, the cast of this production certainly rose to the technical demands of Bellini’s Norma. The show is challenging both vocally and dramatically. Such a scanda…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

It's Tour Week on #LiveAtFive! Get to Know the Stars Taking Hello, Dolly!, A Bronx Tale & More on the Road by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects and take quest…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Seven Of The Best Tips For First Time Theatre Teachers by Performerstuff

Seven Of The Best Tips For First Time Theatre Teachers Written by Amanda Leurquin Date August 26th, 2019 We all have been there – the mixture of the excitement of teaching dra…

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Waitress' Alison Luff, Moulin Rouge! Standout Sahr Ngaujah & More to Appear on #LiveAtFive This Week by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects, and take quest…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Exclusive! Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Tour Will Star Dan'yelle Williamson, Alex Hairston & Olivia Elease Hardy by Ryan Gilbert

Lookin' for some hot stuff! Three mega-talented stars have been selected to lead the upcoming national tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The production will be headlined by Dan'yelle…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alison Luff & Mark Evans Join Broadway's Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Talented stage alums Alison Luff and Mark Evans head back to Broadway on July 23, taking over the lead roles of Jenna and Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical Waitress. They replace Shoshana Bean…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Jean-Paul Gaultier’s “Fashion Freak Show” at Southbank Centre, London by Blouin Artinfo

French haute couture and pret-a-porter fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier’s new creation “Fashion Freak Show” will be on view from July 23 to August 2, 2019.“In a UK premiere, autho…

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Moulin Rouge! Standout Ricky Rojas on His Connection to the Baz Luhrmann Film, the Scandalous Way He Met His Wife & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Ricky Rojas performs "Roxanne" with Robyn Hurder in Moulin Rouge! (Photo by Matthew Murphy)How wonderful life is for Moulin Rouge! The Musical standout Ricky Rojas. The triple threat is rock…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Alison Luff Is the New Jenna of Broadway's Waitress by Andy Lefkowitz

Alison Luff is headed back to Broadway in a plum role. The strong-voiced stage alum will step into the hit musical Waitress in the lead role of Jenna beginning on July 23. She'll replace Sho…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

“About Miss Julie” at DET KGL. Teater, Copenhagen by Blouinartinfo

DET KGL. Teater, Copenhagen (Copenhagen Opera House), will soon stage a ballet performance “About Miss Julie,” beginning June 13-18, 2019.This ballet is a brutal and raw new interpretati…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Raise the Roof! Three-Time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello to Headline the Hello, Dolly! National Tour by Ryan Gilbert

When the whistles blow and the cymbals crash and the sparklers light the sky! Three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello will lead the national touring production of Hello, Dolly!. She w…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

How ‘The View’ Became A Genuinely Important Political Television Show by Artsjournal1

When Barbara Walters launched the show in 1997, it was seen as mildly scandalous that someone with her journalistic prestige would go to daytime TV; when President Barack Obama appeared on i…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

What Makes A Novel Transgressive, What Makes It Unpublishable, And How That Changes Over Time by Artsjournal1

Bret Easton Ellis grants that almost no house would publish American Psycho today (he wouldn’t even want to write it today), and it’s hard to imagine any American publisher releasing Lol…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Review: A scandalous Yiddish play gets a moving tribute in 'Indecent' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The work at Pittsburgh Public Theater, with music as its heartbeat, transcends genres to tell the story of devoted people of the stage.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Ink’ Broadway Review: The Rise And Rise Of Rupert Murdoch & The Rewriting Of Fleet Street by Greg Evans

Reflections on the heyday of scandalous Fleet Street likely won’t stir Broadway audiences with the same vigor that roused the West End when Ink debuted there in 2017. Little matter. James …

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