Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Indecent on Broadway Review: A Century-Old Scandalous Jewish/Lesbian Play Comes Home by Lorraine Treanor

There are many reasons to find deep satisfaction in the arrival on Broadway of the play Indecent, a fascinating tale wondrously staged about a century-old Jewish drama that featured a scanda…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spy report that criticised Marlowe for 'gay Christ' claim is revealed online by Andrew Dickson

British Library releases ‘Baines note’ in which playwright Christopher Marlowe scandalously suggests Christian communion should be smoked in a pipeA controversial document in which the p…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Amanda Lepore on Her New Book, Celebrity Dates & Caitlyn's Lesbianism by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoAmanda Lepore is a trans icon, party hostess, photographers’ muse and now a book. The New Jersey-born answer to Marilyn Monroe, Lepore is the subject of Doll Part…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Debbie Ruzicka Will Star in Chicago's Premiere of THE RADIANT, Full Cast by BroadwayWorld

Set one hundred years ago in Paris,The Radiantcenters on the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie. Widowed at thirty-nine, with two young children to raise …

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Robert Evans’ tempestuous Hollywood tenure takes the stage by Michael Riedel

If Norma Desmond is ready for her Broadway close-up, surely Robert Evans is, too. Hollywood’s suntanned, sunglasses-wearing legend is putting the finishing touches on the stage adaptation …

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Paul Alexander Nolan Set to Star in Broadway-Aimed Escape to Margaritaville's World Premiere by Lindsey Sullivan

Paul Alexander Nolan will sink his teeth into a starring role (and perhaps a cheeseburger in paradise?) in the Broadway-aimed Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville. T…

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Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Robert Cuccioli and More Bring Musicals of the '20s to Town Hall in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tony Award nomineesCarolee Carmello Parade, Scandalous, Mary Testa Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town, Robert Cuccioli Jekyll amp Hyde, Spider Man Turn Off the Dark, with Beth Malone Fun Home …

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Photo Coverage: Backstage with Beth Malone and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 1920s Edition by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello Parade, Scandalous, Mary Testa Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town, Robert Cuccioli Jekyll amp Hyde, Spider Man Turn Off the Dark, with Beth Malone Fun Home…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

'No one has bigger dreams': the Hollywood gamble of Robert Evans by Ryan Gilbey

With The Godfather and Chinatown, Robert Evans revolutionised the movie industry. Now, Simon McBurney is staging the mogul’s scandalous memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture. They talk abou…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lori Senecal – Borrowing Marketing Tactics from Scandalous Celebrities by Rino16

Many of the most popular celebrities cannot seem to distance themselves from scandals and controversies. Ironically, however, most of these celebrities reap big from their epic fails. For br…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

La Ronde review – gimmicky theatrical kiss-chase by Lyn Gardner

The Bunker theatre, LondonExaggerating the element of chance in Arthur Schnitzler’s play slows it down, removes vital sexual tension and makes it feel old-fashionedLove, apparently, makes …

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

'Salome' by Richard Strauss at LA Opera by Blouin Artinfo

"Salome" by Richard Strauss will be performed on February 18, 2017 at LA Opera. Starring Patricia Racette with Tómas Tómasson as the doomed prophet, “Salome” is adapted from the scanda…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Broadway Theater Reviews: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and In Transit by Lauren Yarger

Josh Groban and Denee Benton. Photo: Chad BatkaNew Year Brings New and Exciting Shows to BroadwayBy Lauren YargerYou heard me chat about these two musicals on the radio when they opened…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fanny and Stella, the pioneer transvestites who fought Victorian anti-gay laws by Tracy McVeigh

A new play by Taggart writer Glenn Chandler charts the forgotten story of two cross-dressers and a notorious 1870s court caseIn prudish Victorian England they were called the “he-she ladie…

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Les Enfants Terribles: Cocteau's scandalous siblings dance on the edge by Judith Mackrell

Ahead of the Royal Ballet’s new production of Philip Glass’s dance opera, based on the poetic French novel, choreographer Javier De Frutos and his principal dancers talk incest, jealousy…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall by BroadwayWorld

Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello Parade, Scandalous, Mary Testa Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town, Robert Cuccioli Jekyll amp Hyde, Spider Man Turn Off the Dark, withBeth Malone Fun Home …

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Volunteering Ain’t Free by Joe Patti

Somewhat apropos of yesterday’s post, Non-Profit Quarterly had a post about Phoenix Comicon’s recent decision to charge volunteers to work their convention. I am not sure this is…

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

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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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

God of Vengeance

God of Vengeance Off Broadway, New Yiddish Rep at La MaMa Reviewed by Angel Lam BOTTOM LINE: A modern revival of Sholem Asch's groundbreaking 1907 play. The scandalous 1923 Broadway premi…

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Anna Karenina review – Lisa Dwan gives uncertain dazzle to Tolstoy by Helen Meany

Abbey theatre, Dublin Marina Carr and Wayne Jordan’s distillation of the 800-page behemoth conjures impressive set-pieces but wobbles on individual characterisationsIt is not hard to see w…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trump Picks Broadway Producer as Secretary of Education by Robert Viagas

The school voucher advocate co-produced Kathie Lee Gifford’s musical Scandalous.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Concert: The Spectacular Second Empire at Musee D'Orsay, Paris by Paul Durand

Musee D'Orsay presents musical performances in conjunction with the exhibition "Spectaculaire Second Empire, 1852-1870" which will run through December 13th, 2016 in Paris.During evenings, M…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Richard Strauss’ ‘Salome’ at the LA Opera, Los Angeles by Isabella Mason

A production of Strauss’ “Salome” directed by David Paul will be staged at LA Opera in Los Angeles from February 18 through March 19, 2017.Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s scandalous drama…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Norm Lewis & Carolee Carmello Will Join Sweeney Todd Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Two Tony nominees will attend the tale of Sweeney Todd off-Broadway this spring. Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello will take on the roles of the titular demon barber and pie shop owner Mrs. Lo…

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PJ Lane: FAMOUS-ish by Arts Review

PJ Lane – who like his famous and much-loved late father Don Lane is a basketball-loving, singing, dancing entertainer – will reveal all, as he travels beyond the glamorous into …

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

LES LIAISONS DANGERSNOOZ – Misguided revival with mismatched stars by Oscar E Moore

Oh those idle rich.  Oh how they are so easily bored.  Oh how they can just as easily bore us.  In this newest listless revival of Christopher Hampton’s infamous adaptation of Choderlos…

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Jesse Nager Nominated for NAACP Theatre Award by BroadwayWorld

Broadway Veteran Jesse Nager MOTOWN, MARY POPPINS, MAMMA MIA, SCANDALOUS, GOOD VIBRATIONS, XANADU has been nominated for an NAACP Theatre Award for his portrayal of Smokey Robinson in MOTOWN…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals Brings Exciting Diverse Work to New World Stages by Navida Stein

It’s been said it takes five to ten years to get a musical produced, which obviously makes writing a musical a genuine labor of love.  I was fortunate to experience a few of these labor…

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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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