Tuesday, December 12, 2017

'I challenge them to leave but force them to stay': playwrights on their audiences by Guardian Stage

Eight dramatists, including Lucy Prebble, Neil LaBute and Chris Goode, discuss how much they think about the people who will come and watch their workThere are three acts of writing: before …

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Monday, December 11, 2017

PETER PAN – Belfast by Olivia Mitchell

Staged amid visually attractive cut-out sets that transported the audience to a world of wonder in such locations as The Darlings’ nursery, Neverland, Crocodile Creek, on board a pirate sh…

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Review: Rapunzel, Theatre Royal Stratford East by Lara Domke

The audience’s anticipation is met with a warm welcome of two protagonist of the pantomime Rapunzel at Theatre Royal Stratford East: Baby Bear (Gemma Salter), also known as Harry, and Egor…

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Peter Gil-Sheridan by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Drew Bratton) Peter Gil-Sheridan’s work has been developed and/or produced by Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, PlayPenn, InterAct Theatre, The Guthrie, The Cherry Lane…

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Getting AMPed! by Leah Richards

AMP Written and performed by Jody Christopherson Directed by Isaac James Byrne Presented by Goode Productions at HERE, NYC December 5-19, 2017 Imagine, if you will, a frog’s…

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Nureyev premieres in Moscow with director under house arrest by Shaun Walker In Moscow

Russia’s political elite enjoy ballet about famous dancer at Bolshoi Theatre but Kirill Serebrennikov is conspicuously absentThe most hotly anticipated and controversial Russian ballet in …

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Grimly Handsome review – gripping Lynchian nightmare gets under the skin by Lyn Gardner

Site, Royal Court, LondonCharacters morph into one another and the audience are peeping toms inside a darkly festive city in Julia Jarcho’s teasing, finely acted playRed Riding Hood was wa…

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe review – full-spectrum winter spectacle by Clare Brennan

West Yorkshire Playhouse, LeedsMovement, puppetry, flight and design conjure a dazzling trip to Narnia that makes up for storytelling weaknessesThe auditorium of the West Yorkshire Playhouse…

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How to Win Against History review – a peer gets his wings by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic, LondonAn Edinburgh fringe hit, this spangled tale of the cross-dressing fifth marquis of Anglesey charms even as it cajolesI bet most of the audience in How to Win Against History…

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Review: The Perfect Christmas Gift by Michael Block

By Michael BlockTis the season for the good tidings and gay apparel. Alongside her closest pals, Showbiz Spitfire Paige Turner rings in Christmas with her newest holiday extravaganza. Hoping…

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Draw the Circle’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Elle Marie Sullivan

It is an unfortunate fact that the stories of transgender individuals are often told by cisgender playwrights. “Draw the Circle,” written and performed by Mushuq Mushtaq Deen fol…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Review: ‘Pirates’ At Play At Skirball by Brian Taylor

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, December 8, 2017 The first snow of the season is predicted this weekend, and respite from the cold can be found at NYU Skirball Center for the few remai…

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Andrea Chénier at La Scala, Milan — an incandescent reading of the score

Riccardo Chailly conducted with vitality and drive while tenor Yusif Eyvazov won the hearts of the audience

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VIDEO: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's Record-Breaking 2017 GYPSY OF THE YEAR by BroadwayWorld

The indomitable and generous spirit of the theatre community - those onstage, backstage and in the audience - shined brightly as the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition celebrated six …

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BWW Review: The Public Theater's Mobile Unit Offers A Free THE WINTER'S TALE by Michael Dale

Before every performance by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit, the audience is reminded of Joseph Papp's credo that the plays of William Shakespeare belong to everyone. The theatre pioneer cr…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

2018 St. Louis Arts Awards Entertainment Announced by BroadwayWorld

The Arts and Education Council AampE will celebrate the region's vibrant arts community when a diverse lineup of entertainment takes the stage at the 27th annual St. Louis Arts Awards on Jan…

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THE WOMAN IN WHITE – Charing Cross Theatre ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

What do you get if you combine a richly textured (revised) score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, a strongly convincing cast and a Thom Southerland production? In the case of The Woman in White, the …

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Pop Up Globe – Othello by Arts Review

The cast of Othello navigate both the emotional landscape of the play and of the physical landscape of the Pop-Up Globe space extraordinarily well. Despite the tone of the material, they str…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Who's Holiday! - One Woman, Starting Again by Noreply@blogger.com (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd HollanderFor the record, the Grinch did not pat Cindy Lou Who on the butt during that long ago Christmas Eve, nor was she possibly three years old at the time the two first …

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Photo Flash: Stars of COME FROM AWAY, ALADDIN, HAMILTON and More Take the Stage at BC/EFA's 29th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR by BroadwayWorld

The indomitable and generous spirit of the theatre community - those onstage, backstage and in the audience - shined brightly as the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition celebrated six …

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Weaving tales: Barber Shop Chronicles and theatre's wave of black hair shows by Bridget Minamore

Inua Ellams’ hit play bounces between barbers around the world, taking audiences into a male world of rituals and politics, while women share their own hair stories in My Fro and Me The po…

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Magic is missing from Lyric Opera's hand-me-down 'Turandot' by John Von Rhein

“Turandot,” Puccini’s unfinished valedictory to the stage, is an elaborate operatic fairy tale. But for fairy tales to really work, there must be magic and mystery the audience can bel…

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“Bat Out of Hell” Musical Stars on Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Motorbikes and Fans: Interview by Mark Beech

The two young stars of “Bat Out of Hell – The Musical” are celebrating. Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington have just picked up an award for Jim Steinman’s show in London. The rock…

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Seymour Centre, Sydney is staging pantomime entitled 'The Bodybag' by Blouin Artinfo

Seymour Centre, Sydney is staging a pantomime entitled “The Bodybag,” with Trevor Ashley in the lead as Rachel Marinade.“The Bodybag,” written by Ashley and Phil Scott, follows the s…

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‘The Nutcracker’ at Royal Albert Hall, London by Blouin Artinfo

“The Nutcracker” will be presented at Royal Albert Hall, London. It is a Christmas ballet performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet presented along with Royal Albert Hall.This is Birmingham…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review: ‘Counting Sheep’ Has Great Songs. But They’re in Ukrainian. by Laura Collins-Hughes

This multimedia show, featuring the Lemon Bucket Orkestra and set during the Maidan revolution, doesn’t translate its protest anthems, which the audience is asked to join.

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Giovanna Sardelli on “Describe the Night” by Victoria Myers

In "Describe the Night", the audience travels ninety years in Russian history—some events real and some fictional—and follows three different, interconnected plots. We talk with director…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell Musical to Return to London's West End by Olivia Clement

After winning the Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standards Awards, the show has planned a 2018 encore engagement.

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A “Master of Ceremonies and Camp Counselor” Brings Everyone Together at the TBA General Auditions

by Rotimi Agbabiaka The scene at the annual Theatre Bay Area General Auditions can best be described as charged. The air is fraught with the nervous excitement of hundreds of hopefuls, audi…

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Steve Martin’s Moronic ‘Meteor Shower’ Shows Off Amy Schumer’s Incompetent Acting by Rex Reed

Written by Steve Martin, 'Meteor Shower' has no point or plot, yet the audience roars with laughter at Amy Schumer's every burp and scream.

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Whodunnit? Only 1 actor knows in WIT’s murder mystery (review) by Missy Frederick

“Seasonal Disorder” is an improv grab bag of sorts. Depending on which night a person shows up, between now and December 31st, the audience can end up seeing everything from comedy to dr…

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