Monday, May 22, 2017

BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE – Hope by Ian Foster

The way in which one character rationalises his decision to join the National Front has chilling new currency in this post-Brexit world and the supercilious smile that another character occa…

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Sex Apps Aren't Just for Hookups Anymore, They're for Boyfriend Hunting! by Justin Moran

Michael MustoMichael MustoThe impetus for apps like Grindr, Scruff and Hornet (and before that, sites like Manhunt and Adam4Adam) was primarily sexual, giving guys a chance to seek the hooku…

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‘Ryan Adams’ at Tempodrom, Berlin by Blouin Artinfo

Tempodrom, Berlin presents “Ryan Adams,” a music concert on July 16, 2017 at 8 p.m.The concert will feature singer and songwriter Ryan Adams who released his 15th solo album “Prisoner…

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RICHARD III – Arcola Theatre by Laura Kressly

As the audience enters, Greg Hicks sits at a pub table on an otherwise bare stage. It’s impossible not to watch him until the house lights dim, and this opening sets the tone for the two a…

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

‘The Man Who Knows It All’, Unicorn Theatre, London, UK by Blouin Artinfo

Unicorn Theatre in London presents the performance of the play ‘The Man Who Knows It All’, directed by Jetse Batelaan, from May 31 through June 4, 2017. Two performers and a musicia…

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Manwatching review – unexpected pleasures by Susannah Clapp

Royal Court, London Seeing a man read out an anonymous woman’s sexual fantasies on stage produces curious resultsNo one knows who wrote the words of Manwatching. No one can see a script be…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Luisa Omielan: destiny's comic by Brian Logan

Luisa Omielan is aiming to be as big in standup as the inspiration for her show, Beyoncé, is in pop"You're going to think I'm a dick," says Luisa Omielan, "but I've always wanted …

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Richard III, Arcola by Jenny Gilbert

Greg Hicks' arch machinator lifts an otherwise under-nuanced productionThere may never have been a time when Shakespeare’s Richard III did not have contemporary relevance, but surely …

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Luisa Omielan – review by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, LondonLuisa Omielan secured a best newcomer nomination at last year's Edinburgh comedy awards for a show on the Free Fringe, far from the festival's main stages. I doubt she'll…

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Roseanne Barr Goes to See TV Sister Laurie Metcalf on Broadway, Walks with a Cane by Roger Friedman

On Wednesday night the audience at “A Doll’s House Part 2” got a nice surprise: Roseanne Barr was in the house. Roseanne, Categories: Celebrity Featured Theater(Read mo…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Welcome to the Rock: Backstage at Come From Away with Jenn Colella, Episode 1: All Aboard! by Broadway.com

In this first episode of Come From Away star Jenn Colella's new vlog, we get a seat in the audience at the Helen Hayes Awards, meet Jenn's backstage roommate and more. Welcome to the…

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Review: Two One-Act Plays at Greenspring Players by Eric Denver

This isn’t the first time that Greenspring Players have focused their expertise on one act plays, nor the first time I have reviewed such shows for our website. Each show was about 45 minu…

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THIS IS NOT CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT – The Bunker by Shanine Salmon

The audience can’t ignore the fact this show is performed naked but the nudity becomes a blank canvass as Rowley can move between characters without props or other limitations. This is a h…

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MUSICALS SHARED WITH FRIENDS – Union Theatre by Jonathan Baz

Highlights from the evening were excerpts from The Wonderful Musician, two specific numbers from Gould’s most recent project performed by Hywel Dowsell and new graduate Danny Michaels. The…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Angel Moore by Zack Calhoon

Angel Moore is from Cincinnati, Ohio. Off-Broadway: The Emperor Jones (The Irish Repertory), Regional: The Mountaintop (The Kitchen Theatre and Cleveland Playhouse), And I And Silence&n…

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‘A Tale of Two Cities’ at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London will be staging a new adaptation of “A Tale of Two Cities” from July 7 through August 5, 2017.The Charles Dickens classic novel has been adapted …

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Report #2: “The 33rd Annual Helen Hayes Awards” at the Lincoln Theatre by Charles Green

The 33rd Annual Helen Hayes Awards, held at Washington’s Lincoln Theatre, was a fabulous celebration of the D.C. area’s wonderfully talented theater community. Hosts E. Faye Butler and L…

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Laura Linney And Cynthia Nixon On Acting, Aging, And Empathy

Kate Bubacz / BuzzFeed News Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon are attempting a rare feat on Broadway: They’re switching roles every performance. In the Manhattan Theatre Club’s …

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"Seven Spots on the Sun" Sheds Light on the Darkness a Repressive Regime Can Inflict by Broadwayandme

Getting a show in front of a mainstream audience ain't easy and it can be even tougher when you're a playwright of color. Which is why I'm happy to have seen Martín Zimmerman's Seven Spots …

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Life of Galileo review – Joe Wright's jaw-dropping show gets lost in space by Michael Billington

Young Vic, LondonThe Atonement director presents the story of the astronomer with a kaleidoscopic theatricality that increasingly detracts from Brecht’s textIt is a sign of Bertolt Brecht…

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‘Clue Movie Party’ at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, New York by Blouin Artinfo

“Clue Movie Party” will be hosted at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in New York on May 27, 2017.Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is celebrating the priceless film adaptation of the board game “Clu…

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Le Vent du Nord's ‘Neighborhood Concert’ at Flushing Town Hall, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Le Vent du Nord will perform a “Neighborhood Concert” at the Flushing Town Hall in New York on May 26, 2017. An audience favorite, Le Vent du Nort’s sound is defined by their catc…

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Life of Galileo, Young Vic review - shared experience Brecht is powerful, timely by Heather Neill

Reason versus dogma under the starsNever mind breaking the fourth wall, Joe Wright and the Young Vic have smashed the other three as well. This isn’t simply because their engaging producti…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dance Review: Beth Gill’s Passages by Arts Fuse Editor

Offering a carefully calibrated, nearly static universe, Beth Gill relies on the audience's imagination to fill in any question marks

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‘Neighborhood Concert: Le Vent du Nord’ at Flushing Town Hall, New York by Blouin Artinfo

“Neighborhood Concert: Le Vent du Nord” will be performed at the Flushing Town Hall in New York on May 26, 2017.An audience favorite, Le Vent du Nort’s sound is defined by their catchy…

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Casus Circus Driftwood, Brighton Festival review - eye-boggling gymnastic theatre by Thomas H.green

Cheerful, physically extraordinary Australian outfit enthrall at the Theatre RoyalThere is a sequence in theatrical circus troupe Casus’ new production, Driftwood, where three of the five …

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Days - Not Always Happy, But a Riveting Tale by Noreply@blogger.com (judd Hollander)

Reviewed by Judd Hollander  Denial becomes a powerful weapon of survival in the Yale Repertory Theatre's production of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days. The show running through May 28 at Th…

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Richard III review – Greg Hicks is a magnetic, darkly memorable king by Michael Billington

Arcola theatre, LondonHicks has the power to give individual words a wealth of meaning in his portrayal of a villain driven by infantile dreams and private demonsHot on the heels of an accla…

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SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW to Bring Blizzard Across the UK This Autumn by BroadwayWorld

Enter a joyous dream-like world, unlike anything you have seen before. A world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard of snow

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DISCONNECT – Ugly Duck by Shanine Salmon

It is an unknown year, country etc. but the audience, as citizens of ProxC, is in a dystopia which deems you a criminal for murder, corruption, hacking, gambling and getting pregnant. The sh…

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Review: Assata Taught Me, Gate Theatre by Charlotte Irwin

Dusty turquoise corrugated iron lines the walls, cracked orange patterned tiles lie underfoot, a bottle of rum is poised ominously on the side; the setting of Assata Taught Me is unmistakabl…

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