Thursday, November 15, 2018

Assumed Trump supporter disrupts Fiddler on the Roof by Tim Treanor

An unidentified man gave a Nazi salute and shouted “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” as the audience returned from intermission for act two  of Fiddler on the Roof at the Hippodrome ye…

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Twyla Tharp Dance in Minimalism and Me by Sandi Durell

  By Ron Fassler   “Okay folks, this is how it all started,” said Twyla Tharp at last night’s opening of her latest dance concert at the Joyce Theatre in Chelsea (or words ve…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Small Place review – Jamaica Kincaid's passionate polemic brought to life by Arifa Akbar

Gate theatre, LondonThis inventive performance of Kincaid’s celebrated 1988 essay has the barbed satire and bold message of the original‘The thing you have always suspected about yoursel…

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SACHA GUITRY, MA FILLE ET MOI Returns To London For One Week Only At The Playground Theatre by BroadwayWorld

After last January's sell-out run at the Drayton Arms, 'Sacha Guitry, Ma Fille et Moi' returns for a week at the The Playground Theatre, Notting Hill. This new play was created by director M…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Review: The Welders’ ‘In This Hope: A Pericles Project’ at Spooky Action Theater by Ian Thal

From the moment the audience enters the large square room that is Spooky Action Theater’s church basement home, Environmental Designer Colin K. Bills has already communicated to the au…

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War Horse, National Theatre review - still touching after all these years by Tim Cornwell

International sensation stirs the heart anew in its return homeWar Horse at the National Theatre on Sunday’s Armistice Day centenary: there were medalled veterans and at least one priest i…

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‘The audience can’t help but feel empathy’: GILDED BUTTERFLIES – Hope Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Devised by theatre company Tormented Casserole and directed by Kathryn Papworth-Smith, Gilded Butterflies looks at two women who are on death row in the United States.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

The Tenant by Joel Benjamin

Whiteside isn’t exactly misused, but rather underused and under coached.  No one should have laughed when he began his transformation into his female alterego.  Whiteside, used to the br…

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Netflix’s “Roma” a Journey of Discovery for Alfonso Cuarón by Blouin Artinfo

  Writer-Director-Producer Alfonso Cuaron revealed to the audience at the Deadline’s Contenders that “Roma,” the now popular Netflix flick has been an intriguing journey of s…

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Vessel review – let go and get lost in Sue MacLaine's meditative show by Miriam Gillinson

Battersea Arts Centre, LondonThe feelings that words create, rather than their meaning, come to the fore in this quietly revealing pieceFour peaceful-looking women sit on chairs in a cramped…

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Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical warned by the New Zealand Film Board for being ‘Suicidal’ by Blouin Artinfo

David Shanks, the head of the New Zealand film classification board, has asked the producers of the film “A Star is Born” to add a new warning to prints. The remake of the 1937 film, a f…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Shake & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost ***** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons November 11, 2018:  If serving dinner is an art, never was this more true than in Shake & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost, in which the actors are both characters…

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Girl From the North Country - Bleak, Beautiful and Absolutely Brilliant by [email protected] (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderFor those who have known nothing but despair for far too long, the idea of one's survival takes on an almost fervent urgency. A reality brought devastatingly home i…

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Lands review – romance is a jigsaw puzzle of bouncing trampolines by Miriam Gillinson

Bush Theatre, LondonThis initially charming and thoughtful take on a couple in trouble casts hobby-obsession as the villain of the piece Leah loves jigsaw puzzles. She loves them so much tha…

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Review: Imagined Touch, Barbican by Dovydas Laurinaitis

Just as its title would indicate, Imagined Touch is uncertain and fleeting. Over 20 minutes, Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens seek to reframe disability, specifically deaf blindness, by b…

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The Madness of George III review – Mark Gatiss is sensational by Clare Brennan

Nottingham PlayhouseThrough Gatiss, the audience feels the agonies of Alan Bennett’s tormented monarchKing George III is not mad, but he is ill. However, the porphyria from which he suffer…

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Remembering the Good and the Bad of the '60s with "Gloria: A Life" and "Days of Rage" by Broadwayandme

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the 1960s continue to influence American discourse.  And those tumultuous times are front-and-center in two new recent plays: Gloria: A Life, a look at the car…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Ian McKellen to Celebrate 80th Birthday with 80-Venue U.K. Tour of New Solo Show by Andy Lefkowitz

What a way to celebrate! Stage-and-screen legend Ian McKellen has announced an 80-venue U.K. tour of the new solo show Ian McKellen on Stage in honor of his 80th birthday. Sean Mathias …

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REVIEW: King Kong by JK

Review of the Saturday, November 3 evening preview performance at the Broadway Theatre in New York City. Starring Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris and Erik Lochtefeld. Written by Jack T…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: ‘Forgive Us, Gustavito!’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Megan Wills

For a play about a hippo, it’s pretty dark. Forgive Us, Gustavito! is bookended by the primal howling of a grieving animal, as the audience is enveloped in a blackout. This is not to say, …

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‘Neither as funny nor as clever as the audience desperately want it to be’: VULCAN 7 – Touring ★★★ by Thom Dibdin

There are some brilliantly imaginative elements to the touring production of Vulcan 7 at the King’s. Unfortunately, none of them are in Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer’s script.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tony Winner Beth Leavel on Being Invited to The Prom, Her Worker Bee Mentality & More on Show People by

Tony winner Beth Leavel is back on Broadway in The Prom. She is playing Dee Dee Allen, a delightfully narcissistic, Tony-touting Broadway diva. Not unlike her Prom evil twin, Great White Way…

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REVIEW: The Waverly Gallery by JK

Review of the Saturday, November 3, 2018 matinee performance at the John Golden Theatre in New York City. Starring Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen, Michael Cera and David Cromer. Writte…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Passionate philanthropy: An interview with Toni Rembe Rock

by Mary Ann Grossman, TBA development director     Theatre Bay Area supporter, Toni Rembe Rock, along with her husband Arthur Rock, will be honored as this year?s Outstanding Ph…

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LA Theater: Ben Levi-Ross Makes A Splash in “Dear Evan Hansen” with A List Audience Cheering Him On by Leah Sydney

Ben Levi Ross literally tore the hearts out of the audience at the recent Ahmanson opening of the hit Tony Award winning Categories: Theater(Read more...)

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The Thanksgiving Play

The Thanksgiving Play Off Broadway, Playwrights Horizons Reviewed by Ken Kaissar BOTTOM LINE: A hilarious satire of PC culture that explores the often ignored narrative surrounding Thanksg…

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'Raisin in the Sun' with the Obamas in the audience — an excerpt from 'Rise Up' by Chris Jones

The following is excerpted from “Rise Up!: Broadway and American Society from 'Angels in America’ to ‘Hamilton.’” The book about theater and social progress is by the Tribune’s C…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

YOUR ALICE Returns To The UK For A London Reading At The Arcola Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Your Alice by Billie Aken-Tyers heads to London for a reading at the Arcola Theatre on November 30th. Following its international premier at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway ru…

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Caryl Churchill gives us a terrifying, absurd and funny view of the end of the world in Escaped Alone by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

The gravity of Clare Coulter’s performance begs the audience to lean in and listen closer, which is exactly what you want in a mysterious, ethereal messenger, writes Carly Maga.

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Curator Denise Greber And Puppeteers Duda Paiva And Chad Williams On The 8th La MaMa Puppet Festival by The Dance Enthusiast

In Curator Denise Greber And Puppeteers Duda Paiva And Chad Williams On The 8th La MaMa Puppet Festival, "Puppeteers are cousins to magicians in that we all put on a grand illusion. If the p…

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