Saturday, May 25, 2019

‘Rollicking political comedy’: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON – Park Theatre ★★★ by Shanine Salmon

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, currently playing at the Park Theatre, is a rollicking political comedy which leaves the audience in stitches.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Ella Dershowitz by Zack Calhoon

Ella Dershowitz (actor) Past credits include Connected (Project Y),  Can You Forgive Her? (Vineyard Theater), Intimacy (The New Group), Card and Gift (Clubbed Thumb), On The Verge (Attic Th…

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Review: ANNA, Dorfman Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: ANNA, Dorfman Theatre 5.0stars Wires snake around hips and scatter across the shoulders, feeding into a set of headphones. Once fitted about one’s ears, the audience are free to st…

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“Game of Thrones” Concludes, Fans Demand Remake by Blouin Artinfo

Millions across the world were disappointed and angered by the conclusion of “Game of Thrones” Season 8. Watched by a record 19.3 million viewers across HBO’s platforms on May 19, the …

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

REVIEW: Oklahoma! by JK

Review of the Sunday, May 19, 2019 matinee performance at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City. Starring Will Brill, Damon Daunno, James Davis, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Allie Stroke…

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How Walt Disney Concert Hall Changed Both Its Orchestra And Its Neighborhood by Artsjournal1

Justin Davidson: “In 2003, [Frank] Gehry gave the Los Angeles Philharmonic its new home and showed that, every once in a while, a work of architecture can transform all it touches — in t…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Steven Morris

"This is why: Out on the American plain, Edward, the Hobo and the pooch (named Lucky, of course), find themselves under a star-lit sky. Using what director Debbie Devine described as a chees…

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REVIEW: Tootsie by JK

Review of the Saturday, May 18, 2019 evening performance at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. Starring Santino Fontana, John Behlmann, Lilli Cooper, Andy Grotelueschen, Julie Halston, Mi…

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'I even loved his Twankey': Dench, Hopkins, Mirren and more on Ian McKellen at 80 by Interviews By Catherine Shoard and Chris Wiegand

Wild parties, stunning performances, silhouette erections and marrying Patrick Stewart twice. As the actor turns 80, friends including Derek Jacobi, Janet Suzman, Michael Sheen, Bill Condon …

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Anna review – lies and surveillance in communist East Berlin by Michael Billington

Dorfman theatre, LondonElla Hickson’s inventive thriller turns the audience into spies behind a glass wall, with fascinating but flawed results Created by Ella Hickson and sound designers …

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BWW Review: ANNA, National Theatre by Marianka Swain

The audience plays surveillance state in this pioneering collaboration between playwright Ella Hickson and sound designers Ben and Max Ringham. We experience the action through individual se…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Comedy’s A Tricky Act. It’s All About The Context (And The Audience) by Artsjournal

Comedy poses a threat to sovereign power not only because of its anarchic bent, but because it makes light of such momentous matters as suffering and death, hence diminishing the force of so…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 1036: Mora V. Harris by Adam Szymkowicz

Mora V. HarrisHometown: Pittsburgh, PA for the first nine years, Durham, NC after that. Current Town: Pittsburgh, PA Q:  What are you working on now?A:  I have a play in development called…

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Audiences jump into bed and are paid to play at Take Me Somewhere by Kate Wyver

Various locations, GlasgowThis performance art festival serves up brazen tests of audience exploitation, a TV sleepover and feminist futurism How much would you have to be paid to make a foo…

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Slick’s Comedy Series “It’s Bruno” Premieres on Netflix by Blouin Artinfo

“It’s Bruno” premiered on Netflix on May 17, 2019. Slick’s comedy series is written by Dave Broome and Solvan “Slick” Naim. The producers are David Broome and Yong Yam for 25/7 P…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Review: Happy Talk by Elyse Trevers

Although not a particularly good actress, Lorraine is always playing a part. Fortunately for the audience, Lorraine is portrayed by a particularly good actress, Susan Sarandon. In his new pl…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ruth Beckford, Often The Only Black Dancer In Modern Dance Companies, Has Died At 93 by Artsjournal2

Beckford danced with the companies of Florelle Batsford, Anna Halprin, and Welland Lathrop – and “when Beckford came onstage, the audience would gasp in surprise.” In 1947, for the Oak…

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High Button Shoes - Not Reaching Nearly High Enough by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Pretty much relegated to the dustbin of history, the Broadway musical High Button Shoes is mainly remembered by theatre lovers and historians for its “Bathin…

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‘The audience can expect to be exhilarated’: Louise Jameson & Thomas Mahy reprise their roles in Vincent River by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy about reprising their roles in Vincent River at the Trafalgar Studios.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Passage by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Christopher Chen’s exquisite and mystical "Passage" being produced by the Soho Rep is inspired by E.M. Forster’s "A Passage to India," borrowing its plot and character relationships. But…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Andrew Lippa Interview: "The Man In The Ceiling", "Unbreakable", and "John & Jen" by Adam Rothenberg

Four years after our first interview together, I’m thrilled to be able to catch up with Emmy winner and Tony/Grammy nominee Andrew Lippa to discuss the release of his recent cast recording…

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Tony Nominee André De Shields on Doing What He Was Meant to Do & 'Making a Contract' with the Audience in Hadestown by Caitlin Moynihan

André De Shields has over a dozen Broadway credits to his name and is currently giving a Tony-nominated performance of Hermes in Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown. De Shields' recent nomination i…

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Florida Man Misunderstands Joke, Calls Cops On Comedian by Artsjournal1

Performing at a comedy club in Naples, Fla., “[Egyptian-American comedian Ahmed] Ahmed asked if anyone of Middle Eastern descent was in the audience. After a few people clapped, Ahmed repl…

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Call Redialed: NEW Jay Armstrong Johnson Interview: "The Phantom of the Opera" by Adam Rothenberg

By the time I got to interview Jay Armstrong Johnson in 2012, I had already been a big fan of his as I had previously seen him in the Broadway revival of Hair & the Off-Broadway producti…

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Review: Brighton Fringe, May I Speak About Dance, The Old Market by Gabrielle James

Review: Brighton Fringe, May I Speak About Dance, The Old Market3.0starsMay I Speak About Dance, as the title suggests, is a performance-lecture where the audience is invited to explore thei…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Synchronistic Stagecraft by Mo Brady

Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre Review by Mo Brady There’s much to be swept away by in the new Broadway musical …

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Cannes 2019: Actress Gong Li to Receive “Women In Motion” Award by Blouin Artinfo

Chinese actress Gong Li has been named as the recipient of the Kering Group and Cannes Film Festival’s 2019 “Women In Motion” award. Francois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering,…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ben Platt to Perform at Radio City Music Hall by TV News Desk

Grammy,TONY, andEmmyAward-winning artistBen Platthas announced official details of his upcoming show at Radio City Music Hall on September 29, 2019. The concert follows a sold-out show yeste…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Call Answered: Randy Sharp: Axis Theatre Company's Founder/Artistic Director + "Last Man Club" by Adam Rothenberg

After featuring Emily Kratter on “Call Me Adam,” I have gotten to know a bit more about Off-Broadway’s Axis Theatre Company. Now, in their 20th Anniversary Season, it is a real honor t…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Henry IV Parts 1 and 2/Henry V review – a game of thrones with lots of leather by Kate Wyver

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonMichelle Terry is revelatory as Hotspur and Sarah Amankwah makes a majestic Henry in a valiant if uneven trilogy ‘A good heart,” says Shakespeare’s Henry V…

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Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! review – darkly funny descent into old age by Miriam Gillinson

Battersea Arts Centre, LondonA couple confront impending death with bawdy humour and burgeoning sadness in Ridiculusmus’s unsettling two-hander Let’s call this endurance clowning. Like a…

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