Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 at the Gate Theatre by Brendan Macdonald

Then and now: Ann Deavere Smith's verbatim piece uses the past to interrogate the present. The post Review: Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992 at the Gate Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

‘’Like Me’’ at Videology bar and cinema, New York by Blouin Artinfo

The coming of age techno-thriller "Like Me" will be screened.This inaugural feature film of Mockler captivates and arrests its spectator in a juxtaposed space between the real and virtual wo…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

‘My Name is Jimi’ at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney by Blouin Artinfo

Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney is staging “My Name is Jimi,” the soon-to-be tribal chief Jimi Bani’s Sydney Festival show. Directed by Jason Klarwein, Bani co-wrote the show with his fathe…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Robert Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes review – philosophical funnies by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonAn infinite number of monkeys, Pavlov’s dogs and Cartesian thought are gleefully debunked in a jaunty and refreshingly intelligent showAt the start of his comedy career…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In Wilson's 'Jitney,' car services and family rivalry: Is this the '70s or the present? by Chris Jones

When August Wilson wrote “Jitney,” a play that now is 35 years old and predates Lyft, Uber and all of Wilson’s other major works, the idea of penning a cycle that reflected the African…

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Maggie Sulc's Top 10 of 2017 (Toronto) by Maggie

I did not start reviewing until much later in 2017 for Show Showdown, but I still found it difficult to bring my list down to 10. Although, if I am being truly honest, only four of these are…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

See All the Playbills of 2017 by Hannah Vine

From The Present to Farinelli and the King; how many did you collect this year?

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

‘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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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Charlie Callas: They Broke the Mold by Trav S.D.

Prior to the present age it could be truly said, though one seldom had occasion for it, that there was no way to describe Charlie Callas (1924-2011). Well, it can still be said, but you don&…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

A Look Back at All the Broadway Shows of 2017 by Hannah Vine

From The Present to Farinelli and the King, see all the productions that opened on Broadway this year.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

‘Notebook’ at Lucernaire, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

‘Notebook’ is currently on stage at Lucernaire, Paris. It is a musical directed by Mariline Gourdon-Devaud & Isabelle Turschwell. The musical play involves children. They are 7 but t…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Photos: The Parisian Woman Opening Night by Jk Clarke

    Thursday, November 30, Beau Willimon’s The Parisian Woman opened on at the Hudson Theatre, ushering in with it Uma Thurman’s Broadway debut. Directed by Pam MacKinn…

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Roller review – it's theatre as full-contact sport in urgent look at female power by Lyn Gardner

The Pit, LondonCurrent events cast a timely light on this funny, gripping story of oppression, told through the world of all-female roller derby‘This is a witch hunt. We are the witches, a…

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Photo Flash: MEN IN MOTION Returns To London Coliseum by Roy Tan

International ballet superstar Ivan Putrov has assembled a cast of award-winning dancers for his latest Men in Motion programme exploring the changing role of the male dancer. Spanning 100 y…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Secret Theatre review – spymaster and sex-crazed queen collude by candlelight by Michael Billington

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonAnders Lustgarten plays fast and loose with history in his tale of the espionage network surrounding Elizabeth I, but the result is vivid and pungentHistory pl…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Off-Broadway Theater Review: Shadowlands by Lauren Yarger

Daniel Gerroll, Robin Abramson, and Jack McCarthy. Photo: Jeremy DanielShadowlandsBy William NicholsonDirected by Christa Scott-ReedFellowship for Performing ArtsThrough Jan. 7By Lauren Yarg…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tony Nominee Matthew Beard & More to Join Jeremy Irons & Lesley Manville in Long Day's Journey into Night by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Matthew Beard (Skylight) and stage alum Rory Keenan (War and Peace) will join the upcoming London, New York and Los Angeles mountings of Eugene O’Neill's Long Day&rsqu…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

What We’re Up Against by Joseph Pisano

With "What We’re Up Against," Theresa Rebeck looks back a quarter century to a time when gender inequality in the workplace was a real problem. Oh, wait…yep, unfortunately, if Rebeck’s…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Macbeth review at Bussey Building, London – ‘frequently thrilling’ by Dave Hollander

The post-apocalyptic future evoked in Devil You Know’s Macbeth feels uncomfortably close to the present. Mike Lees’ bare set, on which the

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Occupied Territories by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Well-meaning and sincere," Occupied Territories" is both generic and stereotyped, offering a story television and the movies have been offering for years: the traumatic effect of a father’…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Brittany K. Allen by Zack Calhoon

BRITTANY K. ALLEN  is a performer, writer, library goblin and recent transfer to New Jersey. Acting credits include True Right (ANTFEST @ Ars Nova, New Ohio), Minor Character (Invisible…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Original Outsider: A Review of 1980 (Or Why I’m Voting For John Anderson) at Jackalope Theatre by Noel Schecter

Transporting audiences back to the ill-fated campaign of a presidential underdog, this period piece attempts to prefigure the present.

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SON OF A PREACHER MAN – Touring ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

The present meets the past in Son of a Preacher Man, where 3 lonely hearts go in search of an old record store in Soho, which, during the 1960’s, the legendary Preacher Man was famed for g…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Review: After the Blast by Kathryn Kelly

In this time of anxiety regarding the present and uneasiness about the future, it might feel as if the arts are, at best, escapist fodder and, at worst, self-indulgent vanities. Certainly, A…

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'Oedipus El Rey' at the Public Theater by Blouin Artinfo

The Shiva Theater which is a part of Public Theater will be hosting the play titled ‘Oedipus El Rey’ that will be running through November 19, 2017. The playwright Luis Alfaro reimagines…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Clurman Theatre hosts 'Lonely Planet' by the Keen Company by Blouin Artinfo

Keen Company’s revival of Steven Dietz’s play ‘Lonely Planet’ will be running at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row through November 18, 2017. The play revolves around a couple of fr…

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What’s an Artist to Do in These Troubled Times? Ask Corbett by Steven Morris

"Compound the understandable fear of the future with the incomprehensible uncertainty of the present brought about by a single unstable personality representing himself as the most powerful …

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Top Shows to See in New York This Week: Billy Joel, Korean Pop, “Bronx Tale” by Mark Beech

Billy Joel’s tour is getting like Bob Dylan’s never-ending tour: it goes on forever. The Piano Man is back in New York and he always gives a value-for-money show. If he’s not your top …

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gleich Dances celebrates 25 years – Looking back, forward and all around by Admin

Do you remember a time when you’ve hit a milestone and ended up looking in all directions? There can be reflection on the past, looking toward the future, and taking in what is all around …

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

‘Quixote’ a meta-style riff on the beloved Spanish knight by Hedy Weiss

This Quixote — a creation of the past who is very much in touch with the present — engages members of the audience in ways that are funny & charming.

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Top Shows to See in New York This Week: American Girls, Chinese Classical, Korean Pop by Mark Beech

New York’s performing-arts venues are getting into their fall schedule with a raft of new shows. This week’s recommendations go from Chinese classical music to Guns N’ Roses with “Ch…

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