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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The Seagull review – Lesley Sharp is monstrously funny in Chekhov's heartbreaker by Lyn Gardner

Lyric Hammersmith, LondonA crack cast perform Simon Stephens’ punchy new version of the Russian dramatist’s early play, which shifts between reality and fakeryCreativity and destruction,…

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National Theatre to Release Book Showcasing the Theatre's Poster Power by BroadwayWorld

National Theatre Posters A Design History, a new book published this October, showcases a stunning array of posters from the earliest days of the NT right through to the present day.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Apple Tree by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Part of the problem is the lack of innovation in Ray Roderick’s staging in this show which calls out for invention and clever handling of sets and props. Devin Vogel’s colorless stage de…

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Review: ‘Time and the Conways’ offers a graceful masterclass in time and failed dreams by Charles Isherwood

The ineluctable force that touches all our lives – the day-to-day, year-to-year process by which the present becomes the past, and the future bears down upon us – is the melancholy subje…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Goodspeed's Rewritten RAGS Draws Inspiration from Lower East Side Tenement Museum by Stephanie Wild

The Day recently published an article discussing a new production of Rags that will be performed at the Goodspeed Opera House this fall. The production was rewritten to be 'equally about the…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Your First Look at Elizabeth McGovern, Anna Camp & the Cast of Time and the Conways Is Here by Lindsey Sullivan

There's no time like the present! Time and the Conways officially opens at the American Airlines Theatre on October 10, and we've got your first look at the time-traveling play. Dire…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Shades of Gray in ‘Father Comes Home From the Wars’ by American Theatre Editors

At Intrepid Theatre, costumes for Suzan-Lori Parks's Civil War-set take on 'The Odyssey' evoke both the past and the present.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Guest Blog: Playwright Louise Wallwein On GLUE At Ovalhouse by Guest Blog: Louise Wallwein

Glue is a love poem to my past. Writing it has allowed me to revisit the past, but in the present.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Cradle Will Rock’ at Iron Crow Theatre by Steve Charing

Sometimes history has a way of repeating itself.  Imagine a musical from 80 years ago having relevancy in the present.  That is the focus of Iron Crow Theatre’s presentation of “The Cr…

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Trapped Inward by Leah Richards

Petie Written by Lori Fischer Directed by Martha Banta Presented by Theatre East at Urban Stages, NYC September 23 - October 8, 2017 How many places have you gone in the past 10 da…

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday - A Tale of Family, Childhood and Mortality by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderThe subtext to the question "when did you grow up" is "when did you stop being a child"? A question explored in Sarah Ruhl’s bittersweet drama For Peter Pan …

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Prism review – life through the lens of a celebrated cameraman by Susannah Clapp

Hampstead theatre, LondonRobert Lindsay plays the role of the late cinematographer Jack Cardiff with astonishing skill, but the play lacks focusTerry Johnson has given himself a hard task wi…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Past Is The Present Is The Future: A Review of 1984 at AstonRep Theatre Company by Danielle Levsky

George Orwell's best-selling dystopian novel receives an urgent adaptation at AstonRep.

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‘Converso’ at Palau Balaña Multicines, Barcelona by Blouin Artinfo

The 2017 documentary film by David Arratibel “Converso” will be screened at Palau Balaña Multicines in Barcelona.Through this documentary, filmmaker David Arratibel attempts to explore …

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Peter Brook: ‘Theatre exists in the present. You can’t ignore the news’ by Michael Coveney

After rising through the ranks of UK theatre early in his career, director Peter Brook worked around the world before moving to

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Friday, September 8, 2017

‘Mean Girls’ musical ready to hit Broadway by Blouin Artinfo

"Mean Girls," a stage musical is heading to Broadway next spring — beginning previews March 12, 2018 and opening April 8, 2018 at the August Wilson Theater — following a run at the Natio…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Is Coming to Broadway in March by Michael Paulson

Tina Fey has written the musical’s book based on her screenplay for the 2004 film, keeping the same basic storyline but updating it to the present day.

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Interview: Nicole Atkins on Performing at The Hamilton on September 12, 2017 by E.a. Aymar

“It was just so fun,” Nicole Atkins says about the recording process for Good Night Rhonda Lee, her fourth studio album. “We recorded it live, and everything was really in the present …

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS – King’s Head Theatre by Daniel Perks

It’s a refreshing angle to chart the change in gay social progression over the last seven decades. From the 1950s, when homosexuality was a criminal offence, to the present day, when gay m…

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Friday, September 1, 2017

BWW Review: OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS, King's Head Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

An evening dedicated to the highs and lows of gay history, Outlaws to In-Laws takes a look at how men have interacted with one another over the past seven decades. Spanning from the Fifties …

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Top Albums of 2017 So Far: Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Drake, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, More by Mark Beech

However 2017 goes down in history, it will be remembered as a year in which some fine albums emerged – often by artists already acclaimed trying to perfect their music further.It seemed wo…

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'Don't forget all that's happened': queer histories in 15 minutes by Ryan Gilbey

In Outlaws to In-Laws, seven short plays chart how gay lives have changed decade by decade since the 1950s, from a time of blackmail to a world of dating apps. Three writers – Jonathan Kem…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Off-Broadway Theater Review: If Only -- TOP PICK by Lauren Yarger

Melissa Gilbert and Mark Kenneth Smaltz. Photo: Carol RoseggBy Lauren YargerIf only all plays could be so lyrical, eloquent and timely. . . Thomas Klingenstein's poignant new play …

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Quotidian Theatre announces its new season by Tim Treanor

The Quotidian Theatre way-back machine will be in full operation this season, as the company’s four-play season starts in the present (or near-present) and catapults us back in time, l…

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

REVIEW: Woke, Guilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭✭ by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Woke passionately alerts us to the ongoing struggle to overcome the historical flaws in American society over race that continue into the present day. This post REVIEW: Woke, …

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

National Theatre Posters Exhibition to Open at Wolfson Gallery this October by BroadwayWorld

National Theatre Posters, curated by design critic and writer Rick Poynor, will open in the National Theatre's Wolfson gallery in October, exploring poster design at the NT from 1963 to the …

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Confessions of A Has-Been: Don’t Hate Me For Being Fame Challenged by Chris Thomas

Also: Up Close With Patti Cakes and Marjorie Prime. Photo via @mikeymustoMichael MustoEntertainmentChris ThomasI don’t use the word “has-been” as much anymore. Not since I’ve been ca…

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