Monday, February 20, 2017

See Me Now review at Young Vic, London – ‘candid and moving’ by Natasha Tripney

See Me Now is genuinely eye-opening theatre. It puts the stories of real-life sex workers up on stage and invites the audience

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‘Then She Fell’ at The Kingsland Ward, Brooklyn by Blouin Artinfo

“Then She Fell” by Third Rail Projects is playing at Kingsland Ward in New York through April 30, 2017.This Bessie Award-winning theatre hit is a multi-sensory, fully immersive experienc…

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Photo Flash: Amber Riley, Billie Piper & More At WhatsOnStage Awards by Marianka Swain

Last night, winners were announcedat London's Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, celebrating the best of the UK's theatre over the past year, as voted for by th…

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Full List of Winners Announced at WhatsOnStage Awards by BroadwayWorld

The winners were announced this evening at the Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, presented by Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone, celebrating the best of the UK's th…

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CURSED CHILD Wins Record Eight Prizes At 17th WhatsOnStage Awards by Marianka Swain

The winners were announced this evening at the Prince of Wales Theatre for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, presented by Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone, celebrating the best of the UK's th…

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New Nigerians review – robust satire proves there's power in political outrage by Michael Billington

Arcola, LondonOladipo Agboluaje hits close to home as he shows the darkly comic side of the fight for revolutionary changeDriving home after the play, I caught an item on Radio 4’s The Wor…

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Richard III review – a thoroughly modern game of thrones by Susannah Clapp

Barbican, LondonLars Eidinger is a visceral, manipulative monarch in Thomas Ostermeier’s explosive German-language productionThomas Ostermeier has been director of Schaubühne Berlin since…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Review: No Need to Wait for the Light to Shine by Michael Block

By Michael BlockBig River, the musical based on Mark Twain's “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, has a storied history. It had a muddied first reception in New York in 1985 but took aw…

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"Man From Nebraska" Doesn't Go Anywhere by Broadway & Me

Tickets for Man from Nebraska sold out almost as soon as Second Stage Theatre put them on sale. That's because the show was written by Tracy Letts (a Pulitzer Prize-winner for August: Osage …

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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Object Lesson by Doug Marino

It seems the entire season at New York Theater Workshop is one full of "alternate theater".  In the latest installment - once again - we have a non-theater, a non-play, and an "experien…

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Review: One Big Secret in One Long Play by Michael Block

By Michael BlockThere are some stories and times that seem to disappear from the mainstream storytelling. One of those comes to life in Sarah Levine Simon and Mihai Grunfeld's The Dressmaker…

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Why has Thomas Ostermeier stripped his Richard III of politics? | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

Shedding his clothes and seducing the audience, Lars Eidinger’s Gloucester is the classic charming narcissist – but why soften the play’s political bite at such a crucial time?I have a…

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John Cleese: how to write the perfect farce by John Cleese

From the runaway rat in Fawlty Towers to Monty Python’s cheese shop, John Cleese has clocked up 50 years of sublime silliness. As his new comedy Bang Bang hits the stage, he talks about fe…

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LA RONDE – The Bunker by Shanine Salmon

‘Wheel of Fortune’ gimmick and great performances distract the audience from the pedestrian storylines. This play must have been bold and daring in its 1920 premiere but for a 21st centu…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Gabriels: heartbreaking plays take on new meaning as everything changes in America by Steph Harmon

Audience reaction to Richard Nelson’s eye-opening drama about the US election campaign has shifted through time and in performances on a different continentWhen Richard Nelson wrote the li…

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Cabaret can still entertain and unsettle us: review by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

As the Emcee, Randy Harrison both frightens and seduces the audience, personifying the atrocities just under the surface.

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Review: Villain, King’s Head Theatre by Daniel Perks

Rachel (Maddie Rice) is grounded, bubbly and immediately likeable. She is simultaneously nervous, terrified and anxious with every breath. As she narrates her story, she jumps between these …

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review: Life According to Saki is a Must See! by Michael Block

By Kaila M. StokesLife According to Saki by Katherine Rundell comes to us across the pond from Atticist Productions. If you have not seen this 70 minute production, it is highly suggested. I…

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Woman and her chimp make for an odd couple in ‘Trevor’ by Celia Wren

Only the audience can understand what the animal is saying in 1st Stage’s dark comedy.

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Interview: How Chilean Puppetry Company Silencio Blanco Finds Beauty in Simplicity by Jose Solis

HERE’s Dream Music Puppetry Program in New York City presents the debut tour of Chilean company Silencio Blanco, who are bringing their show Chiflón, el silencio del carbón to American a…

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VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Performs at Surprise Proposal That Goes Very Wrong! by TV News Desk

During a segment on last night's LATE LATE SHOW,James Corden surpriseda woman in the audience with a video message from her boyfriend overseas that turns into a surprise marriage proposal, f…

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The Same review – Enda Walsh's psychodrama thrills in old Cork prison by Helen Meany

Old Cork prison, CorkTwo women meet in a psychiatric institution and realise they are the same person in a riveting, superbly realised productionFor the 25th anniversary of Corcadorca theatr…

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WUNDERKAMMER – Vaults by Laura Kressly

Wunderkammer works by having a professional make a speech in front of the audience and performers, and from that the ensemble and musicians take ideas, stories and characters and make a seri…

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'Cuisine & Confessions' at The Broad Stage by Blouin Artinfo

"Cuisine & Confessions" will be staged at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica from February 16-18, 2017.“Cuisine & Confessions” is an exploration of the meaning of food. This show is s…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I Interview Playwrights Part 914: Jean Ann Douglass by Adam Szymkowicz

Jean Ann Douglass Hometown:  North Providence, Rhode IslandCurrent Town:  Brooklyn, NYQ:  Tell me about your upcoming show.A:  The Providence of Neighboring Bodies is act…

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Interview: Carson Elrod on His Work in ‘The Liar’ by Jose Solis

Any time Carson Elrod is onstage audience members are assured the ultimate kind of comedic performance: the one that engages with their brains, while tickling their funny bone. As the servan…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Underground Sci-Fi Rides Again by Michael Block

By Ed MalinLaMaMa has brought together the old and new work of Robert Patrick, a playwright they have supported since 1965.  HI-FI | WI-FI | SCI-FI is a unique collection of five moving…

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Red Carpet Roundup: Broadway's NEWSIES Makes Its Big Screen Debut by BroadwayWorld

NEWSIES the Broadway musical is making its big screen debut tonight. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet as the audience geared up to seize the day. See all the pre-show chat with Richard Ri…

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The Love that Keeps on Taking... by C. Jefferson Thom

Let The Right One In Moore Theatre, Seattle Dripping from the Swedish page and screen onto American stages, The National Theatre of Scotland has adapted the celebrated horror film and no…

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Theatre Review: ‘Blues in the Night’ at Creative Cauldron by Maria Materise

“Blues in the Night,” with its cozy and intimate setting, soulful voices and big performances, transports the audience to a smoky blues club of the past. Directed by Matt Conner, “Blue…

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All standups have angles. But my jokes about being Asian just seem to upset @BritFIrstPete7 by Romesh Ranganathan

Often people just Asian assume Asian that Asian everything you Asian talk about Asian is just the Asian fact that you’re AsianIt has become a rule that if I ever make any sort of joke abou…

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