Saturday, June 3, 2023

What the Gaze Reveals by Frank Rizzo

Look into their eyes, these tender young men of a century or two ago. In haunting vintage tintypes from the 1840s, secret snapshots taken in mirrors, clandestine shoots in bedrooms, narrow s…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 03:22AM
Friday, June 2, 2023

Under the Kundè Tree post-show video and photos: Why was Cameroon’s war of independence hidden? by Terri Paddock

If you know next to nothing about the Cameroonian War of Independence, you are not alone. A quick poll of the audience at my post-show Q&A for Under the Kundè Tree proved that ignorance…

SOURCE: Terri Paddock at 10:37AM
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

On the Red Carpet: Why Grey House's Sophia Anne Caruso Likes to Eavesdrop on the Audience by Talaura Harms

Go inside opening night of the new Broadway thriller as the cast explains why their play is actually quite funny.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:36PM

‘Not a Pyramid Scheme’ at WIT unpacks grifting with comedy by Alexandra Bowman

Washington Improv Theater features characters trying to market a wacky item suggested by the audience, but what do you do if it's a dud?

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A family struggles with a religious intrusion by Eric Fitzgerald

At Miners Alley, Sarah Ruhl’s ‘The Oldest Boy’ asks a lot of the audience

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Invisible, Bush Studio review - engaging monologue about Brown cultural identity by Helen Hawkins

Nikhil Parmar delivers his play with passion and wit The Bond film theme plays and the lights go up at the Bush’s Studio space to reveal, not a tuxedoed superspy, but a slim figure in cas…

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Monday, May 29, 2023

‘They don’t know the rules’: actors hit back at theatregoers phoning, drinking and fighting by Tom Ambrose

What’s it like to star in a play when audience members watch football, ring friends, open lagers or pass round entire chickens? Actors vent their anger at the ‘Netflix mindset’ of the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:24AM
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Delicious Diversity with "Monsoon Wedding," "Bernarda's Daughters" and "Bees & Honey" by Jan Simpson

Diversity is sometimes thought of as the vegetable of theatrical offerings: something that we theater lovers should include in the diet of things we consume because it’s "good" for us. But…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 09:42AM
Friday, May 26, 2023

Working in the Theatre Extended Interviews: Molly Smith (Artistic Director at Arena Stage) by American Theatre Wing

Discover our full interview with Arena Stage Artistic Director, Molly Smith as she shares her thoughts on theatre creation and her journey to Arena Stage. Learn about Arena's development and…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:42PM

Working in the Theatre Extended Interviews: Hilary Bettis (Playwright) by American Theatre Wing

In this extended interview, playwright Hilary Bettis discusses her process for writing The Ghosts of Lote Bravo. Between learning more about her own family history and developing/reworking t…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:42PM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

“Blessed Unrest” Misconceptions: A Mismatched Use of Traditional Theater Mechanics  by Eve Bromberg

How for the next few weeks these actors get to tackle conflicts onstage and then return to their everyday lives, undeniably altered. Meanwhile, before me, a performance was taking place. We …

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 05:24PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Video: The Company of CABARET Heads Into Rehearsal At Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage Company has revealed a behind the scenes look at its new production of the legendary Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret, running June 14-July 8. Picture a once-grand German d…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:18PM
Monday, May 22, 2023

The American Classical Orchestra presents a Romantic Fantasy by Edward Kliszus

The American Classical Orchestra ascended to the stage before a packed house in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Under the baton of conductor Thomas Crawford, the concert began with Gioac…

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REVIEW: Spamalot (Kennedy Center) by JK

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR THE 2023 JKTS AWARDS! Review of the matinee performance on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy …

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The Comedy of Errors review – full of wit and pizazz by Miriam Gillinson

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonAmped-up visual gags and a cast that brings its own distinctive comic gifts to the Bard’s dialogue ensure a contemporary feel to the classic comedy Sean Holmes…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM

F**cking Men, Waterloo East Theatre - sex and not much else by Laura De Lisle

Modern touch-up of Joe DiPietro's seminal gay play is rollicking but lacking “This audience is very diverse, isn’t it?” joked one of the audience members at Fucking Men at Waterloo Ea…

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The Second Woman review – Ruth Wilson’s spellbinding theatrical marathon by Arifa Akbar

Young Vic, LondonOver 24 hours, the star offers variations on the same scene with 100 different partners, including some famous faces – and the result is astonishing Even before Ruth Wilso…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12AM
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Romeo and Juliet (NAATCO/Two River Theater) by Tony Marinelli

And the production is loaded with action. Except for the tender love scenes, the play moves at almost breakneck speed. Where most modern productions of Shakespeare tend toward languor, this …

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Friday, May 19, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Beetlejuice’ at The National Theatre by Fosse Thornton

If you’re looking for hours of escapist fun and spellbinding special effects, “Beetlejuice” is the show to see. It is a whirlwind of constant action, laughs, and superb vocal performan…

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Sam Morrison’s superb show about his partner’s death proves grief is not beyond comedy’s reach | Brian Logan by Brian Logan

The standup has successfully used laughter as a balm, creating a safe space for himself and the audience to engage with this most difficult of subjects The death of a loved one. It’s the l…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36AM

Ruth Wilson answers your questions about The Second Woman, a 24-hour play by Young Vic

In The Second Woman, over a full 24 hours, 100 different men, non-binary and queer people are invited to star opposite Ruth Wilson, as she performs over and over a scene between a man and a …

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:01AM
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Broadway Bares 2022: “Myth Behavior” by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

The #BroadwayBares 2022 audience was welcomed to Club Aphrodisiac in a Greek mythology-themed number inspired by Broadway Bares: Myth Behavior. Lead goddess Marie Rose Baramo and lead god Ju…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:54PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

‘Comfortable is not good’: Kym Marsh on the horror of Hear’Say – and landing the Take That musical by Emine Saner

As she joins Greatest Days, the star from Wigan talks about the implosion of Hear’Say, 13 years in Corrie, tabloids raking through her bins – and not being able to afford nappies as a si…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:18PM

Fast-paced laughs in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ at Fauquier Community Theatre by Laura Mills

Unforgettable performances had the audience in stitches.

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 Last night, EGOT winner Rita Moreno attended Lorraine Hansberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window after originating the role of “Iris” in the original Broadway production …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:24AM

"The Cotillion" Looks at the Very Complex Demands Put on Middle-Class Black Women by Jan Simpson

Regular readers will know that I usually post my reviews on Saturdays but I’m changing things up this week because the show I want to talk about has a short run and the performance I recen…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 12:12AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Assassins by Wendy Caster

The Gallery Players production of Assassins is unfortunately not up to its usual standards. I admire the ambition of attempting Assassins, with its non-plot, odd politics, long swaths of sp…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 07:06PM

Funny Girl Star Tovah Feldshuh Celebrates 50 Years on Broadway by Caitlin Hornik

Following the May 13 evening performance of Funny Girl, Tovah Feldshuh delivered remarks to the audience in honor of the 50th anniversary of her Broadway debut. Feldshuh plays Mrs. Brice in …

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I’m an inspiration to my sister. Unfortunately, what I’ve inspired is a standup routine | Zoe Williams by Zoe Williams

Comedians will say anything for a laugh – and I’ve given her years of material Two years ago, my sister was about to turn 50 and I called her spouse to see what he was getting her. He ra…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Monday, May 15, 2023

D'Arcy Carden May Be Known for The Good Place, But Broadway Was Her First Dream by Jeffrey Vizcaíno

She was once a stage actor who could not get work anywhere. Now Carden has the audience in stitches in The Thanksgiving Play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM
Sunday, May 14, 2023

María Irene Fornés’ ‘Life Is a Dream’ awakens at Baltimore Center Stage by Bob Ashby

The characters in this modern adaption of a 17th-century play make something of their lives in ways that have a real impact on the audience.

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