Thursday, July 18, 2019

‘A gloriously entertaining joke that the audience is in on’: WHODUNNIT (UNREHEARSED) – Park Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing Whodunnit (Unrehearsed) at the Park Theatre. Today my mouth feels a whole lot wider from excessive laughing and smiling. That is a thing right?…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Moulin Rouge!'s Danny Burstein on His Failed Attempt at Painting Nails, Singing Sia & More by Caitlin Moynihan

Six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein is giving the name Zidler new meaning in Broadway's Moulin Rouge! After appearing in the musical's world premiere in Boston last summer, Burstein, along…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

300 Shows: Favorite Flops by JK

My celebration of hitting the milestone of seeing 300 different Broadway shows continues today with a look at my favorite sub-genre of show - the flop. Now I don't mean "flop" in the stricte…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: ‘LadyM’ by The Welders by Jennifer Georgia

When the audience enters the performance space at Joe’s Movement Emporium, they are confronted by three women in period clothing (costumes designed by Julie Cray Leong, assisted by Kyla Ca…

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Fringe Review: ‘Caribbean Command’ at Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church Dove by Peter Orvetti

Audiences attending “Caribbean Command” at the Capital Fringe Festival will be presented with a stilted, repetitive debate between four members of the service over which one of them shou…

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Life of Pi review – Martel’s tall tale brought to astonishing life by Clare Brennan

Crucible, SheffieldLolita Chakrabarti’s superbly acted adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker-winner makes dazzling use of its interplay of illusions Everything about this production is amaz…

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Capital Fringe review: Mamita: Eulogies to the Living by Kelly Whealan George

One enters into the eulogy of Mamita by her grown daughter, Charla, played by the playwright Adriana Hillas. But this one-woman performance is much more than a eulogy that remembers a loved …

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2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Nothing Broken’ by Julie Janson

Nothing Broken is an autobiographical one-woman show written and performed by Amanda Haddock, directed by Cathy Reinking. It tells the story of Hope, who is grappling with the end of her ten…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

‘A unique kind of theatre that is recommended’: THE GREAT GATSBY IMMERSIVE THEATRE – Gatsby’s Drugstore ★★★★ by Sophie Garrod

The Great Gatsby Immersive Theatre was a really enjoyable thing to do, a very different piece of theatre to anything I have experienced before and I did have a great time, so I truly would r…

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Capital Fringe review: The Breakup by Dan Desai Martin

Breaking up might be hard to do, but watching The Break-Up is a joyful, poignant, moving, and laugh-filled adventure for the audience. We follow Aldi on his emotional roller-coaster journey …

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Review: Woman SRSLY Seven, The Yard Theatre by Olivia Lunn

Review: Woman SRSLY Seven, The Yard Theatre3.0starsAs I enter the Yard, I’m greeted by a collection of brightly suited women called the Yonis, who methodically weave bananas through each o…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Capital Fringe review: Hexagon 2019: E Pluribus Screw ‘Em by Dan Desai Martin

Catchy musical numbers and an intoxicated Pierre L’Enfant drawing D.C.’s confusing street layout were the highlights of E Pluribus Screw ‘Em!, a hit-and-miss sketch-comedy-musical-poli…

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Cutting Up Space and Time by Leah Richards

Cutting Up Space and Time Leah Richards July 10, 2019 - 13:09 Topics Theater Review Tags avant garde …

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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa On The Challenge Of Creating New Story Ballets by Artsjournal1

“It’s actually very hard to keep the audience engaged in the development of a story. The struggle is figuring out how literal I can be, and how much I can use the abstract aesthetic of d…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway by

Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Broadway run of Freestyle Love Supreme, the high-energy show that blends hip-hop, improvisational theater, music and vocal stylings, all backed by li…

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Joseph star Jac Yarrow: ‘If the audience is looking at my loincloth, I’m not doing my job’ by Tim Bano

Straight out of drama school, Jac Yarrow is about to play Joseph at the London Palladium. He tells Tim Bano about pursuing

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Eye for an Eye Fringe writer reaches back to Euripides and the Greek tragedies by Guest Writer

For Capital Fringe this year, I have adapted The Bacchae by Euripides. I am true to the source material, except for a surprise in the beginning and the end, where I bring in the work of ano…

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fantasy, folly and fancy footwork: cosmic dance comes to Manchester by Sanjoy Roy

Dancers, actors and digital animation combine for a spectacle in an old railway depot, while Alphabus flexes its muscles at Manchester international festival The dance strand of the Manchest…

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Wrestling the Walrus review – boldness and invention by Clare Brennan

Royal Exchange, ManchesterThe Hodgkiss award winner by 154 Collective finds complexity in a simple encounter between two people Wrestling the Walrus is the winner of the latest Hodgkiss awar…

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The week in theatre: Europe; The End of History; The Color Purple – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar Warehouse; Royal Court, London; Curve, LeicesterDavid Greig’s play on continental movement still resonates, while the makers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can’t summon the …

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Making magic by Mo Brady

by Craig Donnelly Craig Donnelly “Kim needs to see you right…

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Daily Dispatches from Mike Daisey’s ‘A People’s History’ by John Stoltenberg

Chapter 1: The Gold Earring, July 5 8pm Mike Daisey’s marathon retort to Trump’s Fourth of July “Salute to America” kicked off in the Kogod Chapel last night before a sold-out crowd.…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

A Writers Response to the Audience’s Response by Stagelight

The Birds of Paradise playwright watches his audiences reaction to his work

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Tree review – Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah dance with identity by Michael Billington

Family and politics collide as a British man sets out to unearth his South African roots – and get the audience off their seats This show has the aura of a big event. It helps kickstart th…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

‘Strength encapsulated’: GREY – Ovalhouse by Amy Toledano

Koko Brown and Sapphire Joy women steer this ship in such a brilliant and raw direction that it is only natural that the audience is nodding along and audibly agreeing with them throughout G…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How to find music that won’t land you in copyright trouble by Admin

Dance and music are inextricably linked. Even during pieces set to silence, everyone’s listening to the sound of the footsteps on stage, or the audience shifting in their seats. Sound and …

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Sara Baras review – regal and rapid-fire flamenco by Lyndsey Winship

Sadler’s Wells, LondonThe Spanish dancer exudes a powerful authority in this festival-opening show that ranges from poetic interludes to precision-tooled moves Increasingly in flamenco, it…

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Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott on mining their 23-year friendship for new show by Maureen Lee Lenker

For theater lovers, Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott are as iconic a duo as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, PB&J, or Ethel Merman and things coming up roses. The award-winning perf…

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart review – brilliant border ballads drama by Mark Fisher

New Vic, Newcastle-under-LymeThis dizzylingly funny drama boasts a tremendous cast, witty costumes and surprising set ‘This is not a ballad,” says Prudencia Hart early on in David Greig…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Video: Happy Canada Day from the West End Cast of COME FROM AWAY

To celebrate Canada Day the cast of Come From Away decided to help pay it forward and give commuters at Tottenham Court Road station a helping hand with their travel. BroadwayWorld UK report…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Burns With New Fire by Ben Brantley

Robert O’Hara’s interpretation of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, starring a brilliant S. Epatha Merkerson, puts the audience in the hot seat.

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