Thursday, September 19, 2019

Odds & Ends: Tony-Winning Oklahoma! to Hold Benefit Performance for Actors Fund & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Tony-Winning Oklahoma! to Hold Benefit Performance for Actors Fund The cast of the Tony-winning revival of Oklahoma! is givi…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

In Derren Brown’s ‘Secret,’ It’s Mind Over Matter by Matthew Wexler

‘Derren Brown: Secret’ (Photo: Matthew Murphy) By Matthew Wexler “I’m not a sheep or a follower,” suggested psychological manipulator Darren Brown to the audience during… The pos…

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Crystal Pite: the dance genius who stages the impossible by Lyndsey Winship

Betroffenheit, our best dance show of the 21st century, takes the breath away – and reveals the Canadian trailblazer’s superb craft Best dance shows of the 21st century Crystal Pite and …

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Call Redialed: Karine Hannah: "Guilty Pleasures" at Feinstein's/54 Below by Adam Rothenberg

It’s been just nine months since my last interview with Karine Hannah, but it’s so great to reconnect as she readies for her Feinstein’s/54 Below return with her new show Guilty Pleasu…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Madison J. Rutledge by Zack Calhoon

Madison J. Rutledge is a graduate of the University of Montevallo and holds a bachelor of science degree in theatre. Madison is returning to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival as a production …

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Fuck It: Elphaba Actress Just Not Doing Green This Week by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Broadway actor Natalie Cambridge, currently starring as Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked, announced today that she won’t be donning the charact…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

'75% of the audience get it!' How Count Arthur Strong conquered comedy by Brian Logan

As the dyspeptic old-school entertainer embarks on a tour, his creator Steve Delaney reflects on dedicating his life to one character Comedy has its careerists: thrusting tyros zeroing in on…

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Derren Brown: Secret on Broadway delights even more than it deceives by Ruth Kinane

The tricky thing about reviewing Derren Brown’s Secret on Broadway is that the audience is sworn to secrecy on arrival in the theater. So should I just tell you it’s great, go see it, yo…

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Review: ‘Meatballs and Music’ at Creative Cauldron by David Siegel

“Sing your song… be someone big on earth” is one of the centering lyrics that Tom Sweitzer sang in his one-actor, cabaret-like performance of Meatballs and Music on September 13 & …

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Review: Anahera, Finborough Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: Anahera, Finborough Theatre4.0starsAnahera is truly not an easy watch – a play that evokes genuine fear and raises controversial and uncomfortable questions, the audience are witne…

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Area Woman Captures Reeve Carney By Placing Fancy Hat Under Box Propped Up By Stick by Broadway Beat

by Aidan Sears. @aidanjsears. NEW YORK -- Local theater fan Hannah Paulson announced today that she has successfully captured Hadestown star Reeve Carney by using a mechanism of her own inve…

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Fantasia: how to pack maximum pleasure into an hour by Lyndsey Winship

Trailblazing choreographer Rosie Kay is using the latest research in neuroscience to bring unalloyed joy to her audience When Rosie Kay was starting work on her new dance show, Fantasia, she…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

The week in theatre: A Very Expensive Poison; A Doll’s House; Hedda Tesman – review | Susannah Clapp by Susannah Clapp

Old Vic; Lyric Hammersmith, London; Minerva, Chichester Lucy Prebble’s take on the Litvinenko murder swivels brilliantly between tragedy and farce, while Ibsen’s women still have much to…

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Amsterdam, Orange Tree Theatre review - suffocatingly mannered by Matt Wolf

A potentially compelling play is done in by its structure and an unhelpful staging An excellent director makes a rare misstep with Amsterdam, in which a compelling if tricksy play is given …

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Friday, September 13, 2019

'Skintight' is a taut examination of our obsession with youth and beauty by Maureen Lee Lenker

Skintight, now making its West Coast premiere at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse, is an acerbic, neurotic, heart-achingly funny meditation on family, love, and beauty – and how we quantify…

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Review: The Smuggler, Solas Nua’s instant hit at Allegory, has sold out. Extend it, please! by Ben Demers

It is possible for a good solo show to deliver some of the greatest magic in theater. In Solas Nua’s innovative production of The Smuggler, actor and artistic director Rex Daugherty captiv…

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Dining with Ploetz by Mark Dundas Wood

"Dining with Ploetz" at Theater for the New City consists of three short plays by writer, director and teacher Richard Ploetz. The program adds up to slightly under two hours’ running time…

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Freestyle Love Supreme Arrives on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Freestyle Love Supreme, the high-energy show that blends hip-hop, improvisational theater, music and vocal stylings, arrives at Broadway's Booth Theatre on September 13. Thomas Kail directs …

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At Last Q&A video and photos: How worried are you about the direction the UK is heading? by Terri Paddock

Are you worried about the state of politics and society in the UK today? That’s the question I asked at the start of last night’s post-show Q&A at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theat…

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Rockbottom review – a raw and personal journey into chemsex hell by Lyndsey Winship

The Place, LondonStuart Waters uses his full-on autobiographical solo show to document the downward spiral of an addiction to crystal meth. It was a Tuesday afternoon when Stuart Waters was …

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Report From New York: You’ve Never Seen Oklahoma! Like This by Bill Hirschman

Sitting in Circle In The Square’s deep-thrust proscenium-less theater, it’s inescapable that director Daniel Fish and his team have gone way, way out of their way to let you know that th…

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One Man, Two Guvnors review – a jolly romp wearing borrowed clothes by Mark Fisher

Derby theatreSarah Brigham’s revival of Richard Bean’s brilliant and chaotic comedy hoodwinks the audience into its games, but lacks the original’s taste for danger Such was the air of…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

“Yasmina’s Necklace” by Simon Saltzman

Playwright Rohina Malik has deployed elements of nearly every dramatic genre for her impassioned play “Yasmina’s Necklace.” From sitcom to agitprop, from farce to soap opera and from r…

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There Is No Comfort Zone in Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play by Beth Stevens

Editor's Note: All week, is highlighting the hottest shows of the fall season on Broadway. Be sure to check back every day for more original photo and video features!   Jer…

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Review: Wild Swimming, Bristol Old Vic by Emma Robinson

The stage within Wild Swimming is a liminal space, within which time is constantly shifting and the actor-character distinction is fluid. It’s equally dependent upon script and improvisa…

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This Off-Broadway Play Was So Fraught, It Hired Post-Show Counselors For The Audience. Now It’s Headed To Broadway — Can Broadway Handle It? by Artsjournal1

Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play “often funny and pervasively unsettling, examines that lingering wound [of American slavery] through the frustrated sex lives, and taboo sexual fantasies, o…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Ramiro Antonio Sandoval by Zack Calhoon

RAMIRO ANTONIO SANDOVAL (Director) has lived in New York for over two decades and is the founder and Artistic Director of Tabula RaSa NYC Theater and Performance Lab, an international artist…

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The Cooping Theory 1969: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Poseidon Theatre Company’s "The Cooping Theory 1969: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?," described as a "new immersive paranormal experience,” is set at the RPM Underground which is more inter…

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Text of the Day: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation by Aleks Sierz

Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on Favourite stage direction: “There are two printed versions …

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Richard Blackwood: 'I was in a bubble, thinking I had the Midas touch' by Lanre Bakare

Comedian, TV presenter, pop star … the ‘British Will Smith’ was geared for Hollywood stardom until his life came crashing down. Now, in a powerful play about death in custody, he’s m…

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