Friday, October 18, 2019

Audra McDonald, Hailey Kilgore & Tituss Burgess to Join Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect by Andy Lefkowitz

Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) is among a slew of theater stars who have signed on to appear in the highly anticipated Aretha Franklin biopic R…

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Longtime London The Lion King Star George Asprey Reflects on the Show's 20 Years in the West End by Matt Wolf

The Lion King this month marks 20 years on the London stage, during which time it has become the sixth longest-running West End musical ever, with no end in sight. The iconic Disney musical …

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

#TBT: OBCR: Finding Neverland by JK

The Peter Pan story resonates with me much like Harry Potter resonates with the generations after mine (for the record, I love Harry Potter). And the Peter Pan story has come in many forms, …

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Tenor Sax Veteran Joe Lovano Brings His Universal Jazz Ensemble to the Appel Room by Scott H. Thompson

The band features six instrumentalists, including Judi Silvano on vocals, performing October 18–19.

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VIDEO: The Six George Washingtons of HAMILTON Strike a Pose

The moment you've been waiting for...George Washington(s)!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Review: ‘The Lightning Thief’ inventively reveals the demigods among us by Charles Isherwood

You think your dad (or mom) is a deadbeat? Consider the plight of the young characters in “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” a thoroughly endearing family-friendly musical…

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Call Redialed: NEW Kevin Cahoon Interview: "GLOW" + "Rocky Horror" at Bucks County Playhouse by Adam Rothenberg

In 2013, I got to interview the cast of The Rocky Horror Show, prior to their run at Bucks County Playhouse. One of the actors in that cast was GLOW’s Season 3 break-out star Kevin Cahoon.…

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Warren Carlyle to Direct & Choreograph Barry Manilow's New Musical Harmony Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Warren Carlyle has signed on as director and choreographer of Harmony, a new musical featuring music by Barry Manilow and a book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, set to make its New …

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“I Wanna be a Producer”: 10 Q & A’s with a Tony Award Winning Producer by Performerstuff

“I Wanna Be a Producer”: 10 Q & A’s with a Tony Award-Winning Producer Written by: Alex Muscaro Date: October 14th, 2019 Some of the essential players in the theatre-making pr…

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VIDEO: Get a Peek Inside SIX's UK Tour Rehearsals

The queens of SIX are ready to take the UK by storm with their national tour! As the cast prepares to take the hit show on the road, we're getting a peek inside the rehearsal studio. Check i…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Grease Is the Word! Grease: Rydell High Musical Series Spinoff Set at HBO Max by Caitlin Moynihan

Grease: Rydell High poster (Provided by HBO) Grease: Rydell High, a TV series spinoff based on the John Travolta and Olivia Newton John 1978 movie musical, has received a straight-to-serie…

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Monday, October 14, 2019


By Bob Shuman Director Tonya Pinkins asked six American women of multi-cultural backgrounds to compose one-acts on the theme of women oppressing women—her seven actors are all women, too…

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Dove Cameron and Renée Fleming shine in staid The Light in the Piazza at L.A. Opera by Maureen Lee Lenker

The Light in the Piazza occupies a strange space somewhere in between musical theatre and opera, with its sweeping, operatic score paired with a more traditionally theatrical mode of storyte…

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Streaming Wars: Challenging The Binge-TV Model by Artsjournal

“Having had roughly six years to figure out how to best attract TV viewers trained to feast on content, none of the streaming services set to debut between now and next spring will be excl…

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Out of Order review – putting the boot into a world ruled by clowns by Kate Wyver

Southbank Centre, LondonOur era of buffoonish leadership is brilliantly skewered in Forced Entertainment’s mimed maelstrom of aggression Sweaty, sad and stupidly funny, Forced Entertainmen…

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Top London Stage This Month: Ian McKellen, Cher, Ariana Grande, Adrian Mole by Mark Beech

The London stage this month has a range of different performing artists of every age and type. Among them: Ian McKellen, 80; Cher, 73; Ariana Grande, 26; Little Simz, 25; and even Adrian Mol…

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Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Sandi Durell

  By Ron Fassler   If Chita Rivera isn’t a living legend, then who is? At eighty-six, she has been working primarily in the musical theatre for sixty-two years. The recipient of two Best…

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Henry VIII’s Wives in SIX by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

Just like Hamilton, the musical Six is about history. Just don’t confuse its six stars with Chicago’s six merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail. The main characters of this already-p…

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Musical theatre archivist Rex Bunnett: ‘The V&A sent six curators and decided to take it all’ by Nick Smurthwaite

Rex Bunnett’s hobby evolved into one of the country’s biggest private collections of original musical theatre posters, cast recordings and other memorabilia,

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Groan Ups review – school swots and bullies for life by Michael Billington

Vaudeville, London From age six to 30, Mischief Theatre’s engaging band of classmates bicker and play but rarely test the assumption that character is formed in childhood Mischief Theatre,…

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Let’s Obsess Over Chicago Star Ryan Silverman & That Incredible, Golden Voice

Six essential videos of Chicago star Ryan Silverman.

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Amber Riley to Make a Splash in The Little Mermaid Live! by Beth Stevens

Amber Riley is going under the sea to join the upcoming Little Mermaid Live! on ABC. The Glee alum will serve as the emcee for the Disney favorite, which airs on November 5. In the The Litt…

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Surprise: For The First Time Since 1986, Vinyl Is About To Outsell CDs by Artsjournal

Vinyl records earned $224.1 million (on 8.6 million units) in the first half of 2019, closing in on the $247.9 million (on 18.6 million units) generated by CD sales. Vinyl revenue grew by 12…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

HOME by Arts Review

The City of Greater Dandenong’s annual exhibition, HOME has announced the six shortlisted national artists from a refugee or asylum seeker background, whose works will be on display at the…

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Chita Rivera Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below This Week by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway legend’s six-performance engagement runs through October 16.

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Mayhem At New York’s WBAI: Network Fires Staff And Locks Offices As Staffers Go To Court by Artsjournal1

The city’s Pacifica Radio station, which for six decades has aired leftist-leaning news coverage and alternative programming, has been in chronic turmoil for the past several years, with c…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Drag Pantomime Cinderella to Play West End Holiday Run by Adam Hetrick

U.K. drag sensations Baga Chipz and Sheila Simmonds will star in the all-drag makeover that will play six performances at Trafalgar Studios this December.

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State of the arts: 'Theatre is usually in tune with our volatile times' by Michael Billington

The Guardian’s theatre critic reflects on why the stage remains such a vital means of distilling society We live, to put it mildly, in volatile times. No one knows for sure where this coun…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Call Answered: Mark Nadler: "The Old Razzle Dazzle: An Evening of Lies, Lying and Liars" at The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

Mark Nadler has had quite a career as a singer, pianist, tap-dancer and comedian, winning numerous awards for his one-man shows, including the 2015 Broadway World Editor's Choice Award for E…

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"Weird Works." by Angela Tricarico

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Extraordinary Journey of Charlie Crafts by Trav S.D.

A few tantalizing fragments on comedian Charlie Crafts (1895-1974). A Boston native, Crafts first comes onto our radar as Jack Haley’s vaudeville partner around 1923, specializing in songs…

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