Sunday, February 28, 2021

Redemption Room review – fear is the winner in scary celebrity gameshow by Arifa Akbar

Available online Disgraced stars must plead for the audience’s forgiveness – or suffer a nasty fate – in a show that prizes horror over interaction, yet delivers a satisfying adrenalin…

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Friday, February 26, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. & Renée Elise Goldsberry Take Us 'Behind the Scene' of HAMILTON

Actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler, and Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, take the audience “Behind the Scene” of this show about Alexander Hamilton’s…

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Favorite Designs: The Scenic Design of The Great Comet by JK

At the risk of being repetitive, for the second month in a row, our Favorite Designs feature focuses on a scenic design. I promise there will be other design elements highlighted in future…

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The Drowning Girls’ by Strand Theatre Company by Mary Ann Johnson

This play is based on a real serial killer and bigamist who was tried, convicted, and hanged in England in 1915. He was responsible for the murders of three of his brides — Bessie Williams…

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‘The audience feels as though it is time-hopping with ease & style’: RECOGNITION – Written on the Waves (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Recognition is a powerful and fascinating audio drama that I can really see working well as a two hander on stage – definite potential to be explored further and adapted into a live show.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Theatre for One creates a one-on-one connection between artist and audience by Marissa De La Cerda

Court Theatre unveils a digital experiment in microtheater. Before the pandemic, seeing a play often meant sitting in the dark and fading away amongst the crowd …

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London's Sister Act Postponed to 2022; Whoopi Goldberg Exits Production by Lindsey Sullivan

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the previously announced London remount of the musical Sister Act has been postponed. Performances at the Eventim Apollo are now scheduled for July 19,…

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VIDEO: Watch Leslie Odom Jr. & the Cast of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI in 'Behind The Scene'

The actors in the film, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Kingsley Ben-Adir, take the audience “Behind the Scene” in this once-in-a-lifetime convergence of legends in which Ma…

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Organised Fun goes online with the audience in control by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Organised Fun is a new online comedy improv show where the audience determines what people do. Anything can happen and you don't need to leave your home. This post Organised …

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Comedians Telling Erotic Stories review – first snogs, orgies and a come-on from Boris by Brian Logan

OnlineRachel Fairburn’s showcase aroused funny bones, if not G-spots, with Shappi Khorsandi, Lou Sanders and Will Duggan If ever there was a time for comedians to diversify their skills, i…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Andrew Barth Feldman Joins High School Musical: The Musical: The Series by Caitlin Moynihan

Broadway's Andrew Barth Feldman will appear in a recurring guest spot in the upcoming second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series on Disney+, according to Billboard. The D…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

When Keith Urban And Nicole Kidman Went To The Opera (The Police Were Called) by Artsjournal

It started with a standing ovation. “At this point, allegedly, the gentleman swatted Academy award-winning Kidman with his program, prompting Urban to accuse the man of assaulting his wife…

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"Hit Songs" From Broadway Misfires: Promising Opening Numbers by JK

Picture it. You are settled into your seat in a Broadway theater, the room abuzz, the energy is one of great expectation. You are at a "highly anticipated" new musical, written by an accompl…

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Monday, February 8, 2021

ACE Virtual Capsule 2021 by The Ensemblist

by Willy Laury …

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Reimagining “Live” Performance During COVID: Will Any Of It Stick? by Artsjournal

By emptying stages and dancefloors, the pandemic has generated an urgent need to reimagine the live music experience – both for artists and the audience stuck at home. So, how is Covid res…

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

People You Should Know . . . Bill Connington by Zack Calhoon

Bill Connington is an actor and filmmaker. His feature film LOVE, REPEAT recently started streaming on platforms including Amazon and iTunes. His next film, POUGHKEEPSIE IS FOR LOVERS, is in…

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Friday, February 5, 2021

BLISS (dir. Mike Cahill): Film review by Dan Scully

An empty novelty, presented in a way that can only keep the audience at a distance The post BLISS (dir. Mike Cahill): Film review appeared first on phindie.

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Should Prime-Time TV Series Work In COVID Storylines? Or Is That The Last Thing The Audience Wants? by Artsjournal1

“In [writers’] rooms all over the internet, hospital dramas, first-responder shows, situation comedies and courtroom procedurals were having similar debates. To ignore the events of the …

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren & More Join Star-Packed Series Solos by Lindsey Sullivan

Solos will include a batch of Broadway alums. Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, Dan Stevens, Nicole Beharie, Constance Wu and Anthony Mackie have been tapped to star, …

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

This Was An Odd Year For Movies. The Oscars Should Reflect That by Artsjournal

“The kinds of movies that traditionally contend for awards — mid-budget dramas with recognizable stars and respectable historical subjects or social themes — were thin on the ground th…

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Six: Showcasing Empowerment Through Unity by The Ensemblist

by Marcia Vidal Nolte “You want a queen bee? Well, there’s half a dozen.” …

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Friday, January 29, 2021

The Virt Locker review – new comedy show addresses the elephant in the Zoom room by Brian Logan

Available onlineBanter and live laughter help NextUp’s show – featuring a grumpy Jen Brister, a lovable Sarah Keyworth and more – replicate in-person comedy “What is this? What are w…

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Favorite Designs: The Scenic Design of In the Heights by JK

Walking into the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008 was one of those "small gasp" moments I hold so dear, especially these days when missing live theater is a way of life. Framed by the ornate …

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‘Explores themes such as grief & company greed’: THREE HOTELS – Tectonic Theater Project (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Filled with pain and sorrow, Three Hotels is a powerful piece of drama with two strong performances at its heart that make the audience sit up and pay attention.

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Hot property: Jamie Demetriou on the rise of Stath Lets Flats by Rachael Healy

In the first of a series exploring the stage origins of hit comedies, the actor remembers creating the delusional letting agent at Bristol University “For a lot of series one, I don’t li…

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021


(Nobuko Tanaka’s article appeared in the Japan Times, 1/27. Photo: Look into the future: A sign of things to come in the world of performing arts, director Kuro Tanino’s virtual reality …

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Skill-Specific Monologues to Hone Your Storytelling by Performerstuff

Skill-Specific Monologues to Hone Your Storytelling Written by Amanda Grace January 12th, 2020 Just because your next audition is a while away, that doesn’t mean you should put the mo…

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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021

‘A Quick 5’ with Jenn Sheetz, Properties Director of Arena Stage by Susan Brall

If you enjoy theater mostly from the audience perspective, you many not realize how many people work behind the scenes. Most pay attention to the actors’ performances. Many may note the co…

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Zoom Theatre at an HBCU: Doing the Pandemic Pivot by American Theatre Editors

Last fall we learned a new way to make theatre, not only with our students but with the audience and the community.

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