Saturday, July 14, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘1 2 3: a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing’ by Bob Ashby

What becomes of the children of famous (or notorious) people later in their lives is fertile ground for fiction as well as documentary storytellers. One of the best of the genre is E.L. Doct…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Scaramouche Jones, Bristol by Lyn Gardner

Old Vic, BristolScaramouche Jones, born at midnight on December 31 1899, a strange, pale, white-skinned "oyster" who popped out of his Gypsy prostitute mother in a fishmongers in Trinidad. A…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

La Fille mal gardée review – breezy and blissful by Luke Jennings

Bristol HippodromeBirmingham Royal Ballet’s heartfelt production of Frederick Ashton’s comic country tale is a delightCreated in a whirlwind month of rehearsals in 1960, Frederick Ashton…

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Sunday, July 1, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings Lullaby to Children Separated From Families by Stephanie Wild

Today in Washington D.C., a march was held to raise awareness and resist against the policy forcing children to be separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Lin-Manuel Miranda…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

MISSED THE BOAT: Girls & Boys by Debbie Gilpin

Posted on June 21, 2018June 21, 2018 by Debbie Girls & Boys Photo credit: Marc BrennerEarlier this year, award-winning actress Carey Mulligan made her return to the London stag…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at Imagination Stage by Johanna Alonso

For fans of the Charles Schulz’s classic Peanuts cartoons and comics, Imagination Stage’s production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” directed by Aaron Posner, is su…

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The Turn of the Screw review – Britten's opera chills the spine as darkness falls by Michael Billington

Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, LondonThis superb production creeps into every corner of the outdoor space, as the battle for children’s souls intensifies Britten in the park? A ghost st…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review: Slices of Intense Feeling by Michael Block

By Ed MalinAt the Brick Theater, The Festival of Lies continues from June 5 through July 5.I saw Sweet Little Lies, which, as its title implies, is a thought-provoking program of short plays…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Review: The Reason I Jump at The Children’s Wood at North Kelvin Meadow, Glasgow by David Pollock

'A vivid plea for understanding': David Pollock reviews a promenade adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s book about the experience of autism. The post Review: The Reason I Jump at The Children…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Barnardo’s Young Supporters Concert at Barbican Centre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Barnardo's are elated present on stage their Young Supporters concert in the Barbican. It is a mass choir to be conducted by Mr Adrian Pitts and Mrs Olivia Sparkhall who will sing various so…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

‘The children are the most talented I have ever seen in a production’: MATILDA THE MUSICAL – Touring by Helen McWilliams

A captivating and energetic production that holds your attention entirely, throughout. In fact, I’ve never been at a show that seemingly passes so quickly.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

“Game of Thrones” Awaits a Prequel Series from George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman by Blouin Artinfo

HBO gave out a pilot order to the makers of GOT series set in the lands of Westeros only thousands of years ago from when the hit show started. The prequel now lies in the head of George R.R…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Wins Best Play at 2018 Tony Awards by Eric King

Ten points, and a Tony, to Gryffindor! Penned by Jack Thorne, The eighth installment of the blockbuster book and film franchise, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was named Best Play a…

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2018 Tony Award Winners

Best Play “The Children” by Lucy Kirkwood “Farinelli and The King” by Claire van Kampen Winner: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” by Jack Thorne “Junk” b…

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Laurie Metcalf Wins Second Consecutive Tony Award for Three Tall Women by Andy Lefkowitz

Laurie Metcalf has won her second Tony Award! The stage-and-screen star triumphed in the Featured Actress in a Play category for her turn in the Broadway-premiere production of Edward Albee&…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Spring roundup: Mean Girls, Our Lady of 121st Street, Paradise Blue, Dance Nation by Elizabeth Wollman

Mean GirlsMean Girls is cute and funny, well-staged, a little too long for what it is, occasionally miked too loud, and ultimately better than getting a cavity filled. I wish I'd been thrill…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

2018 Tony Award Winners — Who Should Win by New York Theater

Below are my preferences — not my predictions — for the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. See my article in DC Theatre Scene for an explanation for each of my choices. Best Musical Nominated:…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Stoneman Douglas Drama Teacher Melody Herzfeld to Receive Tonys' Excellence in Theatre Education Award by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have announced that Melody Herzfeld, the Stoneman Douglas High School theater teacher who saved the lives of 65 students during the recent t…

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Theatre review: That Face / Duke of York's, London by Michael Billington

Duke of York's, LondonForget all the hype about Polly Stenham, at 21, being the youngest West End debutant since Christopher Hampton.What matters is that her 90-minute play, first seen at th…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York by Blouin Artinfo

This year, the 72nd Annual Tony Awards will be held on June 10, 2018. The awards are given in recognition of achievement in Broadway productions. The ceremony will be held at Radio City Musi…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Robbie Williams to Pen the Score for Musical Adaptation of the Children's Novel THE BOY IN THE DRESS by Alexa Criscitiello

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has just reported that pop singer Robbie Williams has signed on to write the music and lyrics for a stage adaptation of the best-selling children's novel The …

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Odds & Ends: Cheyenne Jackson to Play Hades in Disney Channel's Descendants 3 & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Cheyenne Jackson to Play Hades in Disney Channel's Descendants 3 Stage alum and former vlogger Cheyenne Ja…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Perfect review – engrossing family drama makes siblings of us all by Miriam Gillinson

Omnibus theatre, LondonAdam Fuller directs a skilful adaptation of the children’s book about a boy whose sibling is born with a disabilityThis is a finely calibrated family show, based on …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018

Rattle Snake review – real-life stories of coercive abuse in raw two-hander by Lyn Gardner

Soho theatre, London Open Clasp’s hard-hitting and sophisticated production shines a light on all-too invisible domestic abuseYou might meet James anywhere. In a bar, like Suzy (Christina …

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Theatrical charity, “Acting for Others” Announces Christopher Biggins’ Return as a Judge by Blouin Artinfo

Theatrical charity, “Acting for Others” recently announced Christopher Biggins’ return to the tents as a judge for the fourth annual right royal West End Bake Off taking place in May, …

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"Leo and the Extraterrestres" at UGC Cine Cite les Halles, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

Leo, a 12-year-old boy is surprised when three aliens arrive near his home. This lonely child finds himself embarking on crazy adventures. When a flying saucer crashes in the house of Luis, …

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2018 Tony Awards – Who YOU Want As Winners by New York Theater

Here are the results of the survey in which I asked you to pick your personal preferences (not predictions) in 15 of the 26 categories in the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Best Play Nominated: T…

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"Cinema Stage-Cinema Workshop" at The Peniche Cinema, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

Today, with the advent of digital media, filmmaking has become interesting, economical and can be easily learnt.For kids who yearn to learn the facets of filmmaking, Peniche Cinema, Paris is…

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