Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sophie Willan review – cheery standup skewers lazy labels by Brian Logan

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghIn a cracking show, Branded, Willan has an easy rapport with the audience as she interrogates her identity as a northern, female, working-class comedian Norther…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Review: Paige's Fabulous Confessions by Michael Block

By Michael BlockAt first glance, you might think Paige Turner is going to give you a sugary sweet night of entertainment. But don't judge this book by its cover. Her sweet facade quickly giv…

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People You Should Know . . . Charles Pang by Zack Calhoon

CHARLES PANG is thankful to be a part of this production. He hails from Hong Kong and has appeared in Pasek and Paul’s A Christmas Story (National Tour), Made in China (59E59), Anything Go…

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Edinburgh Festival, review, Mark Steel - Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright: He gets his many easy blows in early and then moves on by David Pollock, David Pollock

An hour plus of fierce, propulsive, late-night stand-up from Mark Steel, who guides the audience through his divorce, privatisation, the housing crisis, even the state of the trains in Brita…

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Who Am I? by Leah Richards

Aliens Coming: The Musical Written by Joe Kelly Directed by Griffin Osborne Presented by Ashcat Productions at The People's Improv Theater, NYC August 17-September 18, 2017 To …

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Highly acclaimed ‘La Passion Van Gogh’ releases this October by Blouin Artinfo

“La Passion Van Gogh” is a feature film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. The film gives life to more than 120 works by Vincent van Gogh and releases in theaters on October 1…

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Gotta Dance Contemporary merges art forms in ‘KAIROS’ by Admin

7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. August 5, 2017. The dance world is one of ever-evolving movements and techniques. Along with these changing ways of movement come more and more innovative…

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Van Gogh’s Ear by Joel Benjamin

Projected titles indicate place and year—beginning with Arles, 1888 and progressing until van Gogh’s suicide—which we hear as an offstage gunshot—in July of 1890. The audience is tre…

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Michael Moore encourages the audience to do something – other than tweeting – to unseat our loathsome president.

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SNOW WHITE • Equally Represented Arts by Andrea

ERA’s Snow White, presented as the local headliner for this year’s St. Lou Fringe Festival, showcases the unconventional whimsy that the company has become known for. Developed and adapt…

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Review: FREAK, The Space by Charlotte Irwin

FREAK is undeniably provocative. Juxtaposing lap dancing club orgies with first time sexual experiences, Anna Jordan’s sex-focused play seeks entry to the growing canon of flawed female ch…

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

A "Hamlet" Without a Semblance of Majesty by Broadwayandme

Hamlet is hands down the world's most famous play. People who have never been inside a theater quote its lines "To be, or not to be" and "To thine own self be true." And parodies and homages…

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A Piece of Work: A Text of Hamlet Remixed by Nicole Serratore

Preserving performance is a challenge. How do you document multi-faceted work that involves sound, light, text, bodies, and music? Video may take images of it but rarely captures it. For Ann…

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‘Young Frankenstein’ Premiere at Theatre Royal, Newcastle by Blouin Artinfo.

Coming exclusively to Newcastle Theatre Royal ahead of its West End premiere, renowned filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic movie “Young Frankenstein” …

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Review: The Improv Musical, C Venues by Beatrix Swanson Scott

The Improv Musical just does what it says on the cover – the audience give suggestions, and a troupe of University of Warwick students improvise a wholly original musical on the spot. They…

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Review: From the Ground Up, Assembly Roxy by Beatrix Swanson Scott

From the Ground Up is an interactive show developed by the Almeida Theatre Young Company. It is an unusual, exciting but slightly disconcerting experience which involves the audience being a…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE), Northern Stage at Summerhall by Amy Hanson

Things really are rotten right now, aren't they We've got resurgent racism, the Welfare State's continual erosion, a terrible economy and climate change. But will any of this get better in t…

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DUST – #EdFringe ★★★★★ by Scatter Of Opinion

Dust explores death from the afterlife, taking the audience through a dark tale with mountains of comedy. Debating the fine line between suicide being a selfish act or a consequence of sever…

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Review: The Majority at the National Theatre by William Drew

Agree or disagree? William Drew reviews Rob Drummond's new play that gives the audience the chance to vote. The post Review: The Majority at the National Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Mag…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Van Gogh's Ear by Wendy Caster

Waiting for Van Gogh's Ear to start is a pleasure, since it gives you time to really examine Vanessa Jame's open and elegant set. It's all black and white, with dramatic strips of …

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‘A Little Night Music’ at Watermill Theatre by Blouin

Watermill Theatre is hosting the show, titled “A Little Night Music,” at Newbury in Berkshire through September 16, 2017. This small theatre, which feels like an idyllic rural retreat th…

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‘Sawyer Brown’ at The Mansion, Toronto by Blouin

“Sawyer Brown” will perform at The Mansion, Toronto.It is an American country music band. It was founded in 1981 in Florida. The founding members of the group were Bobby Randall (guitar)…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Brittany Crowell by Zack Calhoon

BRITTANY CROWELL (Managing Director of Crashbox Theater Company) has worked as a Producer, Production Manager and Stage Manager with many companies, including: The TRUF, The Bower Group, Tin…

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From Blindness to Consciousness: The Shifting Debate about Inclusion in the Theatre

by Lauren Spencer Stephanie Ybarra, the Director of Special Artistic Projects at the Public Theatre recently called out theatre-makers on Facebook in response to the white nationalist rally…

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‘Hamilton’ opens at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles by Blouin

The Broadway smash-hit “Hamilton” started its Los Angeles tour from Pantages Theatre on August 11, 2017 and will be performed through December 30, 2017. “Hamilton” is the story of Am…

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A Parallelogram - A Bit Off The Mark by (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderWhat if you knew exactly how your life was going to turn out, and there was absolutely nothing you could do to change it? One woman finds herself in exactly that si…

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Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE, Begining Tonight at TimeLine Theatre by BroadwayWorld

TimeLine Theatre Company presents the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bow…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Michael Moore Leads Audience In Trump Tower Protest After His Broadway Show by Dino-Ray Ramos

Donald Trump’s comments about the violence at Charlottesville rally and his inability to condemn neo-Nazis involved has caused a deluge of criticism from many on social media and now f…

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From Stage to Page Q&A podcast and photos: How is the international scene changing for new musicals? by Terri Paddock

Two years ago, I chaired the opening night discussion at the third annual From Page to Stage festival of new musicals founded by Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson. The central question…

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The Majority review – solo show asks us to vote on ethical issues by Michael Billington

Dorfman, London Rob Drummond presents us with questions such as whether violence is a legitimate weapon of political protest but there’s not enough room for real debateVoting is becoming t…

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Edinburgh star Mae Martin: ‘People refer to me as ‘innocent’, which makes me feel disingenuous’ by Ryan Gilbey

The Canadian comic may look like she needs ID to get into her own shows, but her Fringe show is her frankest (and funniest) yet‘I love being gut-wrenchingly honest,” says elfin comic Mae…

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