Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Grönholm Method review – Apprentice-style contest keeps you guessing by Michael Billington

Menier Chocolate Factory, London Four applicants undergo a gruelling selection process while tricks are played on the audience in Jordi Galceran’s dramaSince its Barcelona premiere in 2003…

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Fat Blokes review – angry and joyful cabaret created by plus-size men by Lyn Gardner

Home, Manchester Scottee’s show is an act of ‘fat rebellion’ with a cast who share their stories and consider their identities through dance A large bearded man is dancing centre stage…

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‘Love and Intrigue’ at BAM Harvey Theater, New York by Blouin Artinfo

“Love and Intrigue” will be on stage next month at BAM Harvey Theater, New York.Written by Friedrich Schiller, and directed and adapted by Lev Dodin, the show is in Russian with English …

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Me and My Girl - A Musical From Yesterday Comes Roaring To Life by (judd Hollander)

 Reviewed by Judd HollanderIn this world of message musicals and important themes, it’s nice to know that every so often a vehicle comes along whose only purpose is to offer a good ti…

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Long Day's Journey Into Night - One family's fall from grace by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderLike an immense series of interlocking puzzle pieces, Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night inexorably charts the downfall of a family which has …

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The Tempest by Vanessa Cate

The Tempest Review by Neal Weaver The Porters of Hellsgate Through June 3 It tends to raise a red flag when the management of a production thinks it’s necessary to include a synopsis o…

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Review: ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ at the Greenbelt Arts Center by Guest Author

By Betsy Lizotte Greenbelt Arts Center’s production of Return to the Forbidden Planet, written by Bob Carlton and directed by Jeffrey Lesniak, takes the audience for a rowdy rocket ship ri…

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Review: ‘Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters’ by the National Chamber Ensemble by David Friscic

As was announced at the beginning of the National Chamber Ensemble’s recent musical offering Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters —in a veiled reference to the British Royal Wedding …

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Marlowe’s Fate by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Hodges’ play is quite lively with each scene dramatizing one point and the cast of characters made up entirely of real people, not all of them still famous. The real problem is with the un…

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Perfect review – engrossing family drama makes siblings of us all by Miriam Gillinson

Omnibus theatre, LondonAdam Fuller directs a skilful adaptation of the children’s book about a boy whose sibling is born with a disabilityThis is a finely calibrated family show, based on …

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For Barrie’s Talk Is Free Theatre, taking the show on the road means flying the audience to London by Bruce Demara - Entertainment Reporter

Talk Is Free is launching The Curious Voyage, a three-day experience that will send patrons to London for the performance of an unnamed musical.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

‘A finale that leaves the audience in rapt silence’: SARAH KENDALL ONE-SEVENTEEN – Soho Theatre by Shanine Salmon

Sarah Kendall’s gift for finding the cosmic coincidence within near misses, loss and the everyday mundane comes to the fore here.

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ab [intra], Sydney Dance Company by Deborah Jones

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney, May 15. This one is all about the dancers. It’s about how, to the audience, they look, feel and taste. How astonishing they are in form and function. How mag…

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

I Can't Sing closure: why Harry Hill's X Factor musical was voted off by Mark Lawson

Harry Hill and Steve Brown's show was staged too late – and felt conflicted. We were asked to laugh at the vacuousness of it all yet also care about the charactersWhereas the diaries of mu…

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‘Hard for the audience not to get swept along with it all’: H.R. HAITCH – Union Theatre ❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Perfectly timed to coincide with the upcoming royal wedding, musical comedy H.R Haitch is packed full of laughs but seems to run out of steam towards the end.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

‘Delivers on so many levels’: THE BOOK OF MORMON – Sydney, Australia ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

Wickedly witty, The Book of Mormon pokes fun at the seemingly un-pokeable and ultimately manages to leave the audience with the cheerfully uncomfortable warm fuzzies. It’s also fantastic t…

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‘Performances that keep the audience captivated from beginning to end’: RED – West End ❤❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Alfred Enoch and Alfred Molina both shine in this revival of John Logan’s play Red, now playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth's BROADWAY BOOTCAMP Re-Boots for Fourth Year! by BroadwayWorld

From the stage of last year's premiere edition of the bootcamp's Kristi Awards show at the Broken Arrow PAC, the world renowned 'local girl makes good' Kristin Chenoweth told the audience it…

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Top London Stage This Week: Orlando Bloom, LCD Soundsystem, LIFT Festival by Mark Beech

 Two major festivals lead performing-arts events in London this coming week. There is the return of LIFT, also known as the London International Festival of Theatre. The new All Points …

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Wednesday Sue Derrico by Zack Calhoon

WEDNESDAY SUE DERRICO is a director, performer, producer and arts manager based in New York. Recent credits include co-directing HVMLET, an original adaptation for the She NYC Arts Festival,…

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9 Dimes: You and the Universe by Arts Review

A drift between urban and contemporary dance, visionary young choreographer Efren Pamilacan Jr.’s contemporary dance work 9 Dimes: You and the Universe will be presented at Arts Centre Mel…

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REVIEW: Mean Girls by JK

Review of the Sunday, May 6, 2018 matinee performance at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.  Starring Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wi…

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Unexploded Ordnances review – enter the doomsday duo's Strangelove situation room by Lyn Gardner

Barbican, LondonThis two-hander draws the audience right into the action in a surreal yet moving look at mortalityWe all know we will die. But we bury our heads in the sand. Lois Weaver and …

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Diane Paulus to Direct Audience-Interactive Play About Gloria Steinem by Andy Lefkowitz

Gloria: A Life, a new play about journalist and activist Gloria Steinem—who became known as a leader and spokesperson for the feminist movement in the 1960s and '70s—will mak…

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New Play About Gloria Steinem to Open Off Broadway in October by Michael Paulson

The first act will depict Ms. Steinem’s life and career; the second will be a “talking circle” for the audience.

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'That Good Night' at Everyday Cinema, Leeds by Blouin Artinfo

This film would have been relegated to a televisual and not have made it to the marquee, had it not had late Sir John Hurt essay his final leading part. Sir Hurt had also subsequently taken …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Rite of Spring’ at Pointless Theatre Company by Elle Marie Sullivan

Igor Stravinsky’s controversial orchestral piece, ’The Rite of Spring’ premiered in 1913 at the Ballet Russes in Paris. It caused riots with its opening performance. Stravinsky’s exp…

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Nyle Dimarco & Celeste Headlee to Moderate Talkbacks with Cast of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD by BroadwayWorld

Producer Hal Luftig announced today that co-producer Nyle DiMarco will host a talkback for the audience at Children of a Lesser God today, May 15, following the 700pm show. DiMarco will join…

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REVIEW: Disney's Frozen by JK

Review of the Saturday, May 5, 2018 matinee at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Starring Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Jelani Alladin, John Riddle, Greg Hildreth, Andrew Pirozzi. Book by…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

League of Professional Theatre Woman presents Chita Rivera in conversation with Richard Ridge by Sandra Mardenfeld

Richard Ridge and Chita RiveraChita Rivera may be known primarily as an actress and a dancer, but she knows how to choreograph a punchline. She provided plenty of laughs as she spoke about h…

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Mitch Sebastian Returns To The Bridewell For Q&A At Sedos' Production Of PIPPIN by BroadwayWorld

Director, choreographer, writer and performer Mitch Sebastian returns to the Bridewell Theatre this Thursday 17 May 2018, 20 years after he directed Pippin at the venue, to see a new product…

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