Monday, March 6, 2023

‘Selling Kabul’ falls short of its ‘Homeland’-style ambitions by Peter Marks

Sylvia Khoury’s drama about life in the Afghan capital, at Signature Theatre through April 2, is more sluggish than scintillating.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:01PM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Selling Kabul’ at Signature Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

In Sylvia Khoury’s “Selling Kabul,” lives swiftly unravel as the Taliban closes in on Afghan interpreter, Taroon (Mazin Akar) in retaliation for his collaboration with American militar…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 09:45PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

First Look at SELLING KABUL - Signature Theatre by Signature Theatre

Selling Kabul February 21 – April 2, 2023 For tickets visit SigTheatre.org A suspenseful drama about family and sacrifice from an exciting new voice. In 2013, a sister secretly shelters …

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:07PM
Friday, February 24, 2023

At This Performance: Alex Vinh in Kimberly Akimbo by JK

When Mike and I paid a second visit to Kimberly Akimbo last month, our Playbills came with a little white piece of paper. "At this performance, the role of Martin will be played by Alex Vin…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:30AM
Sunday, February 19, 2023

The week in theatre: Phaedra; Sylvia; Standing at the Sky’s Edge – review by Susannah Clapp

Lyttelton; Old Vic; Olivier, LondonJanet McTeer is mighty in Simon Stone’s electric remaking of myth; dance, not speech, powers Kate Prince’s suffragette musical; and Richard Hawley’s …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:30AM

Beverley Knight: ‘Prince encouraged me to be bold’ by Kate Kellaway

The singer and musical star on her role as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in a hip-hop stage show, her contempt for the home secretary and her ambition to play Aretha Franklin Beverley Knigh…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:30AM
Friday, February 17, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

B'way Update: The Cottage, Jerry Mitchell Is Busy, Betty Boop, La La, etc. By: David Sheward February 17, 2023: A new comedy entitled The Cottage will play the Hayes Theater on Broad…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:12PM

Wesley Taylor and Alex Wyse's SUMMONING SYLVIA Film Acquired By Entertainment Squad

The cast of Summoning Sylvia includes Travis Coles (Superstore), Michael Urie (Shrinking), Frankie Grande (Henry Danger), Nicholas Logan (I Care a Lot), Troy Iwata (Dash & Lily), Noah Ri…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:38PM

Sylvia, Old Vic review - great leads, rambling story by Gary Naylor

★★★★ SYLVIA, THE OLD VIC Beverley Knight is compelling and complex in suffragette musical Sylvia Pankhurst suffers for her commitment to votes for women and to socialism For many ye…

SOURCE: theartsdesk.com at 05:16AM
Thursday, February 16, 2023

Jason Alexander Will Make Broadway Directorial Debut With New Play The Cottage by Ruthie Fierberg

Jason Alexander will return to Broadway this summer — this time as a director. The Tony Award-winning actor best known for his turn as George on television’s Seinfeld will come back to h…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:58AM

‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’ and ‘Sylvia’ Energize British Musicals by Matt Wolf

The art form needs to make room for lesser-known names, to refresh and enlarge the talent pool, our critic writes.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 11:55AM

Beverley Knight and Sharon Rose perform 'The Split' from Sylvia by Official London Theatre

This revolutionary story celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst – feminist, activist, pacifist, socialist, rebel – the lesser-known Pankhurst at the heart of the Suffragette movement, w…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:34AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

In Rehearsals with SELLING KABUL at Signature Theatre by Signature Theatre

SELLING KABUL February 21 – April 2, 2023 A suspenseful drama about family and sacrifice from an exciting new voice. In 2013, a sister secretly shelters her translator brother from an in…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:43PM

Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About London's New Musical Sylvia, Starring Beverley Knight? by Logan Culwell-Block

The West End The Bodyguard and The Drifters Girl star leads the company as feminist activist and suffragette Emmaline Pankhurst.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM

Sylvia review – storming show sets suffragettes to soul, funk and hip-hop by Arifa Akbar

Old Vic, LondonHistorical characters bust contemporary dance moves while the troubled relationship between Sylvia Pankhurst and her mother Emmeline is laid bare So many shows seem to want to…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:45AM
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Suffragette Musical Sylvia Officially Opens World Premiere at London's Old Vic February 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

West End The Bodyguard and The Drifters Girl star Beverley Knight leads the company as feminist activist Sylvia Pankhurst.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Sylvia Syms, star of British film and stage, dies at 89 by Brian Murphy

Ms. Syms appeared in notable British dramas such as “Victim” and “Ice Cold in Alex.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:00PM
Friday, January 27, 2023

Suffragette Musical Sylvia Begins World Premiere at London's Old Vic January 27 by Logan Culwell-Block

West End The Bodyguard and The Drifters Girl star Beverley Knight leads the company as feminist activist Sylvia Pankhurst.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Claudia Karvan and Nathan Page to star in Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? by Aussie Theatre

Australian screen legend Claudia Karvan, known for her roles in The Secret Life of Us, Love My Way and Bump,

SOURCE: AussieTheatre.com at 11:56PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

New Play Modern Swimwear, About Murder of Sylvia Cachey, Finds Its Cast by Leah Putnam

Off-Broadway's The Tank will present the world premiere in 2023.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:36PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Beverley Knight to star in Sylvia musical world premiere at Old Vic in 2023 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Sylvia, a musical based on the life of the Pankhurst family is to have its World Premiere at London's Old Vic in early 2023. This post Beverley Knight to star in Sylvia music…

SOURCE: britishtheatre.com at 06:13AM
Monday, October 10, 2022

Honoring a girl who changed the world, ‘Separate Is Never Equal’ returns to GALA by Sophia Howes

The entertaining and enlightening story of Sylvia Méndez, whose lawsuit helped desegregate California schools.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 02:00PM
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Beverley Knight: Suffragettes’ struggle still relevant today by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

The soul singer plays Emmeline Pankhurst in Sylvia, a hip-hop musical returning to the Old Vic The story of the suffragettes is a “metaphor for so many things going on right now” includi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:19AM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Beverley Knight Will Star in World Premiere of New Musical Sylvia at London's Old Vic by Logan Culwell-Block

Centered on Sylvia Pankhurst and the suffragist movement, the work is written by Kate Prince, Priya Parmar, Josh Cohen, and DJ Walde.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:33PM
Friday, September 30, 2022

2021-22 Season in Review by Playwrights Horizons

A look back at getting back in the saddle with our 2021-22 Season productions. As Ayanna Prescod so generously tweeted: All bops, no skips. What to Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harr…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:10PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Josh Groban & Annaleigh Ashford to Star in Sweeney Todd on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony nominee Josh Groban and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford will return to Broadway next year in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:37AM
Sunday, August 21, 2022

Pokemon: The Musical by The Online Musical

The Online Musical Presents: 'Pokemon: The Musical' — the unauthorized, true story of the life and times of Ash Ketchum and friends. Plus singing. Plus puberty confusion. Music by Matt Sa…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:54AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

#282 VIRGINIA SEIDEL, Actress by Automatic Episode Import

The delightful and darling Virginia Seidel looks back on her career which includes sharing the stage with Dorothy Lamour, Ethel Merman, Ray Milland, Leland Palmer, Douglas Fairbanks, John Ra…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 08:00PM
Thursday, July 7, 2022

10+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend July 8-10 - See a concert by 'The Prom' stars Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, The Fire This by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10, for fr…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

10+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend July 1-4 - See 'A Capitol Fourth, Julie Taymor's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' James Monroe Iglehar by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, July 1 to Monday July 4, for free…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Meeting the Moment With a Pulitzer Winner and 2 Finalists by American Theatre Editors

James Ijames, Kristina Wong, and Sylvia Khoury talk about what inspired their award-worthy plays and how they shaped them.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:39PM

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