Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Broadway Hits Withstand Summer Heat As Others Sweat It Out; ‘MJ’ Sets House Record by Greg Evans

Broadway’s heavy hitters withstood New York’s heatwave last week, with MJ, Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton selling out and Hadestown, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into The Woods, Mou…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:28PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Hot weather, hot shows by Kerry Reid, Irene Hsiao and Deanna Isaacs

Summer is officially here, in case the sweat and lightning bugs weren’t enough of a clue. In addition to the shows and artists we profiled in our summer arts preview issue this week, we’…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 04:01PM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Not a dream by Ben Joravsky

As I lay in bed drenched in sweat, battling COVID, it came to me as in a fevered dream . . . The city council had overwhelmingly approved Mayor Lightfoot’s idea to spend untold millions on…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:59PM

What is it like to watch the Tony Awards from inside Radio City Music Hall? Excitement, glamour and sweat by Sam Eckmann

I’ve been covering the Tony Awards for years but I had never stepped foot inside of Broadway’s biggest celebration until this year. When offered the last minute opportunity to attend the…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 08:30AM
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Broadway's Sweat Announces #WeAreSweat Campaign | Playbill

The Broadway production of Sweat has launched #WeAreSweat. In celebration of Sweat giving a voice to Americans who aren't always heard, ...

SOURCE: Google at 05:33PM
Friday, June 10, 2022

‘Huge, very loud, and with a lot of glitter’ by Irene Hsiao

For the first time since a pandemic hiatus, The Fly Honey Show is live for three days only of sparkle, sweat, and shimmy. Begun in 2010 with about 30 performers in the living room of the DIY…

SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:01PM

Exciting & Inexpensive Theatre: 12 Shows to See Off-Off Broadway in June - Catch a new Martha Clarke piece, an interactive murder mystery, a puppe by Andrew Block

Catch a new Martha Clarke dance-theatre piece, an interactive murder mystery, a puppet comedy about Jean-Claude Van Damme and more --- Adventurous audiences know that some of the biggest the…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Confessions of a Legendary Drag Queen by Frank Rizzo

I never thought I’d do drag for a living,” says the six-foot-two muscleman wearing a Meat Rack cap, industrial strength necklace, a black tank-top and an anchor tattoo on his bulging bic…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 01:45PM
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Jesse Williams Talks ‘Take Me Out’ Nude Leak: “Theater Is A Sacred Space” by Matthewgrobar

Jesse Williams has spoken out regarding the leak of a nude scene from his Broadway revival of Take Me Out, saying that he’s “not down” about it. “Our job is to go out there every nig…

SOURCE: Deadline at 07:33PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Review: ACT’s ‘Sweat’ challenges us to stop and listen to each other by Jerald Pierce

ACT's production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winning play finally takes the stage after its 2020 cancellation, reminding audiences to know who is on your side.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Johanna Day Embraces Discomfort in 'How I Learned to Drive' - The two-time Tony nominee on returning to Paula Vogel's landmark play after 25 years by Raven Snook

The two-time Tony nominee on returning to Paula Vogel's landmark play after 25 years --- You've probably heard that Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse are reprising the roles they originate…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

‘Suffs’ Review: Epic New Musical Portrays the Blood, Sweat and Tears Behind the Fight for Women’s Suffrage by Gordon Cox

Oh, what mean and nasty things men said about women who dared to fight for the right to vote in America. Here are some of those choice insults, taken from the very first song (“Watch Out f…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:30PM
Friday, April 1, 2022

Diary of a director: ‘I am buzzing off the passion and sweat of this gang’ by Cora Bissett

Cora Bissett is staging a musical adaptation of Peter Mullan’s film Orphans for the National Theatre of Scotland. Here, she shares her notes from rehearsals This is a massive show. After t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:03PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Industrial Lower Depths: A Review of “Sweat” at Paramount Theatre by Nathaniel Fishburn

“Sweat” is a work of rare and necessary empathy as it portrays those who live on the brink of economic disaster.

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Ep190 – Lynn Nottage: Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright by Automatic Episode Import

Lynn Nottage is a two time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, and the first and only woman to win the category twice, for “Ruined” and “Sweat”. She's a screenwriter, a Tony nominee, …

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 04:01AM
Monday, February 7, 2022

Lightswitch Evokes Magic of Machu Picchu with Chauvet Professional by Michael Eddy

Describing it as the “sweat of the sun,” the Incas revered gold as far more than a symbol of wealth and power. To them, the glittering metal was a gift bestowed directly from the gods th…

Monday, January 24, 2022

Capital Classics pairs the play ‘Sweat’ with onstage discussions of power and poverty by Christopher Arnott

Capital Classics is starting its new Contemporary Classics Conversations series with a production of Lynn Nottage's "Sweat," interspersed with live discussions of key issues in the drama.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Full Cast Set for Broadway's Birthday Candles, Starring Debra Messing by Caitlin Moynihan

The full cast has been set for the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Noah Haidle's Birthday Candles. Debra Messing is headlining the play, which will begin performances on March 18 an…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:06PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Remain In Light: A TBA Features Curator Bids Farewell

by Rotimi Agbabiaka   It?s hard to believe that it?s been five years since I first came on as features curator for Theatre Bay Area. I guess the cliche is true: time flies when you?re h…

SOURCE: Theatre Bay Area at 04:00PM
Friday, December 3, 2021

2nd Stage brings a hilarious and hopeful ‘Clyde’s’ to Broadway’s Hayes Theater by Deb Miller

Set in the hectic kitchen of a truck-stop sandwich shop on a stretch of road in Berks County, PA, Clyde’s, by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; Sweat), dishes up a full…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:40PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

‘Clyde’s’ reviews: Uzo Aduba hailed for return to Broadway in ‘delightful’ new play by Lynn Nottage by David Buchanan

It has been almost five years since playwright Lynn Nottage made her Broadway debut with “Sweat” and almost 10 since Uzo Aduba last appeared on a Broadway stage. They both return, triump…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 09:15AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

‘Clyde’s’ Broadway Review: Uzo Aduba Brings The Heat To Lynn Nottage’s Devilish Diner Dramedy by Greg Evans

The quest to create the perfect sandwich takes on existential tones in Clyde’s, the tasty if occasionally and slightly undercooked new dramedy from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nott…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:00PM

Review: Lynn Nottage's Clyde's and the Sandwich Shop on the Road to Redemption

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ruined and Sweat pens a comedy about formerly incarcerated people.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 09:32PM
Friday, November 19, 2021

Photos: First Look at Uzo Aduba and More in CLYDE'S on Broadway

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Uzo Aduba is back on Broadway- this time courtesy of Second Stage Theatre. The star of In Treatment and Orange is the New Black joins two-time Emmy Award-winne…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:02PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Broadway: What's Closed, Canceled or Rescheduled? - All the changes to the Broadway lineup due to COVID-19 by Raven Snook

Which shows are reopening when during the 2021-2022 season  --- When Broadway theatres shuttered due to the COVID-19 crisis on March 12, 2020, they vowed to reopen in a month. That did not …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, November 8, 2021

Lynn Nottage & Debra Martin Chase to Be Honored at Second Stage Theater’s 2021 Fall Gala by Caitlin Moynihan

Tony-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and producer Debra Martin Chase will be honored at Second Stage Theater’s 2021 Fall Gala! The one-night-only event is set …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:18PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A New Cohort of Tomorrow?s Leaders Joins the TBA Arts Leadership Residency

by Edward Guthmann   Four Bay Area theatre artists have been chosen in the second round of Theatre Bay Area?s Arts Leadership Residency. Virginia Blanco, Devin Cunningham, Daniel Duque-Est…

SOURCE: Theatre Bay Area at 08:20AM

How a Musical Helped Make Me the Woman I Am - How the Broadway production of 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' changed my life by Judith Marks-White

How the Broadway production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown changed my life --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. Today, TDF member Judith talks about how The Unsinkable Molly Brown …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

What's (Re)opening on Broadway in November and December - The 11 shows bowing on Broadway over the next two months by Raven Snook

The 11 shows bowing on Broadway over the next two months --- By mid-December, the vast majority of Broadway's 41 theatres will be illuminated (the Palace is being renovated and a few others…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Photos: Second Stage Theater's CLYDE'S Meets the Press

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Uzo Aduba is on her way back to Broadway, this time courtesy of Second Stage Theatre. The star of In Treatment and Orange is the New Black will join two-time Em…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:19AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

I Interview Playwrights Part 1104: Andy Boyd by Adam Szymkowicz

Andy Boyd Hometown:  Phoenix, ArizonaCurrent Town:  Brooklyn, New YorkQ:  Tell me about Occupy Prescott. A:  Occupy Prescott play begins in the fall of 2011, when a libertarian rancher, …


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