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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Thursday, April 4, 2019

NEWS: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show transfers from Paris to London by Press Releases

Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, internationally renowned designer Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up London with his stunning new creation, Fashion Freak Show.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Jean Paul Gaultier's FASHION FREAK SHOW Comes To London This Summer by BroadwayWorld

Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up London with his stunning new creation, Fashion Freak Show. The production, an explosive comb…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

“La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi at La Fenice Theater, Venice by Blouin Artinfo

“La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi at La Fenice Theater, Venice An Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi composed a three-act opera, “La traviata,” which premiered at La Venice opera house o…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

“Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” by Dmitri Chostakovitch at Opera Bastille by Blouin Artinfo

“Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” by Dmitri Chostakovitch, will be on stage beginning April 2 through April 25, 2019, at the Opera Bastille, Paris.Premiered in 1934 in Leningrad, the opera in f…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Audition fees: it’s scandalous discrimination by Susan Elkin

Drama school audition fees are a scandal. They are immoral and unfair. Drama aspirants should not be punished for their passion.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Theatre News: Enjoy Scandalous Treats & Solve a Mystery with “I Remember Murder” at Kentlands Mansion by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Arts on the Green and A Taste for Murder Productions present “I Remember Murder,” an audience participation murder mystery by Dean Fiala. Performances are Friday, March 22 and Saturday, …

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Exclusive! Haven Burton Joins Legally Blonde Concerts as Paulette; Alex Newell Bows Out by Andy Lefkowitz

Haven Burton, the multi-talented star who was seen in the original Broadway production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, has signed on to play the role of Paulette in the upcoming pair of con…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Mies Julie in Repertory at Classic Stage Company by Sandi Durell

  By Joseph Pisano   Love is no match for the past in Mies Julie, playwright Yaël Farber’s blistering update of the notoriously overheated August Strindberg classic. In the …

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Colette — Keira Knightley as a literary heroine to rival Marvel’s mightiest

The actor relishes the role of her career in the scandalous story of the French writer

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Twenty shows to look forward to in 2019 by Ian Foster

So many of the recommendations for shows to see next year focus on the West End. And for sure, I’m excited to catch big ticket numbers like All About Eve, Come From Away and Waitress but I…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

‘There’s few better ways to spend a Sunday evening’: AUSTENTATIOUS – Savoy Theatre by Ian Foster

The first of three opportunities to see Austentatious at the Savoy Theatre in December in a hilariously scandalous affair indeed.

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