Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Square Rounds Q&A video and photos: Sharing drinks and views on destruction by Terri Paddock

The pub beneath the Finborough Theatre, where Proud Haddock’s revival of Tony Harrison’s Square Rounds, is currently closed for refurbishment. So what does Proud Haddock artisti…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Be More Chill - A Delightful Experience by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderBig Brother is no longer simply watching. He’s now taking an active role, in everything. So suggests the musical Be More Chill at The Pershing Square Si…

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People You Should Know . . . Michael T. Williams by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Francesca Montanile Lyons)Michael T. Williams is Co-Artistic Director of Antigravity Performance Project and a Brooklyn-based ensemble and physical performance artist. Hi…

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Tour de Theatres Bike Ride Combines Physical Exercise with Love of Theater by Nicole Hertvik

Midway through the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, a bike whizzed onstage, jolting the audience to attention. On the bike was Theatre J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr, clad in bike short…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Sylvia review – suffragette musical is a hit in the making by Michael Billington

Old Vic, LondonThis hip-hop-infused story of Sylvia Pankhurst’s struggle and socialism has the audience on its feet in acclamation If you create a musical about (British) history with a pr…

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Podcast Episode 159 – Pulitzer Prize Winner, David Auburn

I’ll never forget the gasp that came from the audience at the end of Act One when I saw David Auburn’s Proof on Broadway.  It was one of those great twists/reveals/secrets and …

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Episode 159 – David Auburn by Reilly Hickey   I’ll never forget the gasp that came from the audience at the end of Act One when I saw David Auburn’…

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‘One of the most heartwarming shows I have ever seen’: FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS – Chichester ★★★★★ by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

Flowers for Mrs Harris is one of the most heartwarming shows I have ever seen and a return to the great British musical. The audible gasps, from the audience, at certain parts a testament to…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

‘Beautiful’ Review: Carole King Musical Is A Fine “Tapestry” Of A “Natural Woman” by Dino-Ray Ramos

The beginning of Beautiful isn’t a full-blown orchestral overture to introduce the story of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King as one might expect from a Broadway musical. Inste…

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Better Off Dead review – an elegy for the written off by Clare Brennan

Stephen Joseph theatre, ScarboroughAlan Ayckbourn blurs the lines as an ageing crime writer’s life invades his fictionFor three of its four acts, the tone of Alan Ayckbourn’s new play, h…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company by Andrew Parr

Before the “Hamilton” craze of the historical musical with unapologetically anachronistic elements, “Spring Awakening” triumphed as an innovative rock musical in 2005 with its Broadw…

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Theatre Review: ‘Putin on Ice (that isn’t the real title of this show)’ at Single Carrot Theatre by Jv Torres

In 2017, a writer on “Odyssey” named Julia Cooper wrote a short article titled “Satire Isn’t An Excuse for Bad Writing.” It may have been obscure and likely touched a few r…

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People You Should Know . . . Dorothy Lyman by Zack Calhoon

Dorothy Lyman has had a long and illustrious career as an actor, playwright, director, and producer. She won two Emmy Awards for her work as Opal Gardner on All My Children and is well …

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"Heartbreak House" is Totally Welcoming by Broadwayandme

It may be a sacrilege to say this but I've never been a fan of the plays of George Bernard Shaw. I appreciate Shaw's place in the theatrical pantheon and his role as a pioneering progressive…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Foxfinder review – Dawn King’s dystopia is defanged by a jarring cast by Miriam Gillinson

Ambassadors, LondonThe drama that made King’s name falls flat in Rachel O’Riordan’s revival starring Iwan Rheon and Paul NichollsFoxfinder starts in silence. A farmer and his wife sit …

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Review: Boy Blue Blak Whyte Gray, Barbican by Saskia Coomber

The best fitting description of what I witness at the Barbican would be ‘a night of inspiration’. The audience is given an insight into the mind of Creative Director and Concept Creator,…

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Remembering Marin Mazzie by JK

Like so many of you, I am completely devastated by the passing of Marin Mazzie. It just seems to impossible to believe.My history of enjoying the power, grace and beauty of her spirit and es…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

My First Broadway Review… of the Audience. by Riley Thomas

I arrived about 20 minutes to curtain, eagerly anticipating a vibrant evening of grown up make-believe. What I didn’t expect was that I was about to enjoy the performance of a lifetime…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Ready for 'Crime and Punishment'? New adaptation has our hero Raskolnikov talking to the audience by Chris Jones

Hey, let’s do Fyodor Dostoyevsky this sunny September! Two hours and 40 minutes of “Crime and Punishment”! One room! No star names! Not much of a set but lots of atmosphere and acting!…

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Hard-Hitting “Distance” Is a Powerful Exploration of Suicide: Review by Mark Beech

“Distance” is powerful, hard-hitting, shocking, challenging, thought-proving, bleak, and important, all in one. Alex McSweeney’s play has just premiered at Park Theatre in London.On ev…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Book Review: BOUBLIL AND SCHONBERG'S LES MISERABLES, Sarah Whitfield by Fraser Macdonald

The musical phenomenon that continues to take audiences by storm is arguably uplifting and depressing in equal measure. In this new book, Sarah Whitfield explores the audience's relationship…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Review: ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ at Everyman Theatre by Bill Kamberger

True magic happens not when we’re convinced that an illusion is true, but when we realize that it can’t be so yet still refuse to believe it isn’t. Such a spell is cast ove…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Disenchanted – The Hilarious Hit Musical by Arts Review

This not-suitable-for-kids Off-Broadway hit explores a not-so-happily ever after for your favourite fairy tale princesses. The cabaret-style musical keeps the audience laughing the whole way…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Private Peaceful by Sandi Durell

    by Brian Scott Lipton     There are few more daunting theatrical challenges than making the familiar seem fresh, which is why one must salute solo performer Shane O…

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Sinfonia Flamenca at Sydney Opera House by Blouin Artinfo

Authentic Flamenco tradition meets the symphony orchestra for an experience like no other at Sydney Opera House on September 6 and September 8.In a unique collaborative performance, The Juan…

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“Dance Nation” Takes on American Dreams, Adolescent Nightmares: Review by Mark Beech

“Dance Nation” starts with a wild, tightly-choreographed group dance. Don’t be fooled by this scene, the show’s title and its posters into thinking that this is all about dance, and …

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A New Dynasty Commands the Stage in the Folger Theatre’s Macbeth by Ravelle Brickman

“The moon is down; I have not heard the clock.” Those words—spoken by 10-year-old Owen Peakes in the Folger Theatre’s startling new production of Macbeth—send a faint tremor throug…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek’ at MetroStage by Jeannette Mulherin

Inspired by the work of outsider artist, Nukain Mabuza, South African Playwright, Athol Fugard offers the audience an intimate look into the stories of three South Africans whose lives, by v…

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'Like something from Pompeii' – Battersea Arts Centre's scorching resurrection by Oliver Wainwright

With its charred plaster walls and restored mosaic flooring, the £13m rescue of the cherished London theatre has kept thrilling traces of the 2015 fire. The result is a spatial spectacular …

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Review: El Grande de Coca-Cola (Waterfront Cafe & Summer Stages) by Lauren Emily Whalen

El Grande de Coca-Cola is 80 minutes of awkward, hilarious glory, with a cast as adept at physical comedy as they are at fast-paced banter, operatic vocal stylings and giving the audience th…

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Review: ‘Small Mouth Sounds’ at Round House Theatre by John Stoltenberg

“You have everything you need within you to be human,” says an unseen guru on the god mic. He is speaking in a sonorous voice to six seekers who now sit rapt in a row facing us t…

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