Saturday, January 20, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Seussical, Jr.’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater by Mark Beachy

One thing I’ve noticed over the years in reviewing the children’s shows at Aldersgate Church Community Theater is their ability to consistently improve upon their production valu…

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Theatre Review: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Jeanie Casison

The beloved Broadway musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is delighting new audiences at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. Brilliantly capturing the ‘tale as old as time,’ …

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: “Meteor Shower” to “The Children” by Mark Beech

Sleigh Bells – yes, it might seem a little late, since Christmas is long past. But this is the name of a band that could still be the next big thing. Judge for yourself. Sleigh Bells are p…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Theatre News: Polka Theatre receives £2.5 million Arts Council funding for redevelopment project

The children's theatre in Wimbledon opened in 1979

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Broadway Showbiz Radio: ” The Children”. by Corine Cohen

Podcast review: “The Children.” I loved this play. The actors were outstanding. The play was well written and it is a must see. Corine Cohen  

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Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children, Now on Broadway, Wins Best Play at U.K. Writers’ Guild Awards by Adam Hetrick

The arresting drama is currently running at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre with the original London cast.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Interview: Lucy Kirkwood on the Inspiration for Her Riveting Play ‘The Children’ by Navida Stein

Playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s vivid, thought-provoking West End hit The Children has also made a big impact in New York. Now playing on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club with the original Br…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Top Stage Shows in New York: The Killers; More “Hamilton” Tickets Released by Mark Beech

The latest batch of “Hamilton” tickets is about to be released for Broadway performances from August through to January next year. Given the show’s huge success, one can wonder why the…

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Justin Audibert to replace Purni Morell at Unicorn Theatre by Georgia Snow

Justin Audibert has been appointed artistic director of the Unicorn Theatre in London. He will take over the leadership of the children’s

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Watch Three Scenes From the Acclaimed New Nuclear Disaster Drama The Children

Get a glimpse of the hot new play about three former nuclear engineers faced with an impossible decision after a recent disaster.

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On Broadway: What did an American theatrical anglophile make of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children? by Laura Kressly

American dramaphiles tend to view Britain as a hotbed of hyper-verbal and hyper-intellectual plays, especially in comparison to our home-bred musicals that often lack the same resonant depth.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Why Manhattan Theatre Club’s The Children May Be the Most Unpredictable Play on Broadway by Olivia Clement

After nuclear catastrophe, Lucky Kirkwood’s Broadway debut play pushes audiences to ponder tough questions.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Top Stage Shows to See in New York: Under the Radar, “Spamilton” by Mark Beech

It’s your last chance. “Junk” and “The Wolves” are coming to the end of their runs in the next few days. So is “Spamilton” – though of course its inspiration “Hamilton” l…

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The Children by Sandi Durell

    by Carol Rocamora     An apocalyptic vision, infused with hope? Hard to imagine – that is, until you see The Children, Lucy Kirkwood’s astonishing new play at the…

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical (Toronto) by Maggie

For this last day in 2017 I treated myself to a Young People's Theatre (YPT) Production of Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical. Watching this well-known story amongst the chattering o…

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The Secret Seven review – seven go north by Clare Brennan

Storyhouse, ChesterEnid Blyton’s gang of young sleuths drop the middle-class trappings in a show that is childlike but never childishOn the approach to the theatre, a young girl walking ah…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

The Children - Posing Questions of Responsibility by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd Hollander"I don't know how to want less", exclaims Hazel (Deborah Findlay) in Lucy Kirkwood's dystopian drama The Children. This Londontransfer currently having its North Am…

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hush-a-Bye review – a world of make-believe beneath a banana moon by Lyn Gardner

Arts Depot, London Oily Cart’s new show is as much about making and doing as watching, situated at a point where arts and crafts meet theatre“You’re not a real bird. You’re just pret…

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‘The Children’ at the Samuel L. Friedman Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Samuel L. Friedman Theatre, New York is staging playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children,” directed by James Macdonald.“The Children” is a slow-moving but thought-provoking and hau…

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

It’s not Christmas without a Nutcracker by Luke Jennings

Up and down the land this winter, Clara and the prince of her dreams will dance through a flurry of snowflakes to Tchaikovsky – and packed houses. So what makes this annual ballet fix…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Don’t Despair, Protest: Playwright Lucy Kirkwood Sees No Other Choice by Laura Collins-Hughes

In acclaimed works like “The Children,” now on Broadway, the British writer argues for collective responsibility in the face of environmental and other challenges.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Top Stage Shows to See in New York: Radio City, Scrooge, Carols, Handel and Nutcrackers by Mark Beech

New York is getting all festive with a run of Christmas-themed shows. There are musicals and dance revues galore. Scrooge joins Radio City, Carols and much more on the seasonal calendar.Here…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Josh Gad and Judi Dench Join Disney’s Live-Action Artemis Fowl, Directed by Kenneth Branagh by Adam Hetrick

Newcomer Ferdia Shaw will star in the children’s sci-fi literary franchise about a pre-teen criminal mastermind.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Review: The Children by Elyse Trevers

Lucy Kirkwood’s award-winning play The Children, a disturbing tale about nuclear power that mirrors real events, is troubling from the onset. The frame around the stage is tilted and R…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Broadway Grosses: SpongeBob SquarePants Soaks In Broadway Acclaim by

The new musical SpongeBob SquarePants officially opened at Broadway's Palace Theatre on December 4 and now theatergoers can't get enough of the splashy new tuner. In the past week, S…

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Review: ‘The Children’ at Manhattan Theatre Club by Richard Seff

The Manhattan Theatre Club has imported the London Royal Court Theatre’s production of The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, and with it have come the highly acclaimed original cast (Francesc…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Children by Joel Benjamin

Despite a brilliant display of achingly detailed acting—reason enough for connoisseurs of acting to rush to this production directed by James Macdonald—its uneasy blend of a frightening …

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This Week on Broadway for December 17, 2017: Hayley Mills by James Marino

James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk with Hayley Mills. We review Meteor Shower, The Children, Farinelli and the King, and Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night, or What Yo…

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Look What the Tide Washed Up: ‘The Children’ by Matthew Wexler

Lucy Kirkwood’s new play portrays two retired nuclear physicists and their friend as they deal with the radioactive fallout after a natural disaster and the equally tenuous fallout of thei…

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