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…

Linked From The Guardian at 07:18AM
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…

Linked From at 12:53AM
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 …

Linked From The Guardian at 08:12AM
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…

Linked From at 03:46AM
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…

Linked From at 08:47AM
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…

Linked From The Guardian at 12:32PM
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…

Linked From The Guardian at 06:04AM
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 …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:23PM
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…

Linked From Butts In The Seats at 09:18PM
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…

Linked From The Guardian at 12:54AM
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…

Linked From Theatre is Easy at 06:06AM
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…

Linked From The Guardian at 10:04AM
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.

Linked From Playbill at 11:40PM
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…

Linked From at 10:02PM
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…

Linked From at 12:31PM
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…

Linked From at 11:18AM

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 …

Linked From at 04:29AM
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…

Linked From Oscar E. Moore at 10:42AM
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…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:06PM
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…

Linked From at 11:00AM
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…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 05:04PM
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…

Linked From The Guardian at 06:19AM
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…

Linked From at 11:08AM
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…

Linked From at 10:57AM
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…

Linked From at 07:45PM
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 …

Linked From at 01:44AM
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.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 07:22PM
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…

Linked From Westport Country Playhouse at 09:27PM
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…

Linked From at 11:18AM
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…

Linked From at 02:21AM
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…

Linked From at 12:36PM



All that Chat

Mar 26: Sweat - Studio 54