Sunday, May 22, 2022

THE WHO’S TOMMY with Cricket Myers by Automatic Episode Import

A wisecracking sound designer once said, "The audience doesn't leave humming the lights." Whoever said it, they have a point. That's why this week's episode dedicated to the rock musical THE…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 07:02AM
Saturday, May 21, 2022

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL Give Stevie Wonder a Birthday Serenade

On Thursday night, MJ the Musical had a very special guest in the audience. Stevie Wonder attended the musical in celebration of his 72nd birthday, which was on May 13th. The cast of the Ton…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:25AM
Friday, May 20, 2022

Which Broadway Costumes Do You Wish You Owned? - All the costumes we covet by Christina Trivigno & Joey Haws

Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- Today's topic: The Broadway costumes that wow us and the ones we want to take home! Clothes may make the m…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Toasting not roasting: these comedians would surely mock Netflix’s hall of fame by Brian Logan

Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams are given their dues in The Hall but the event is oddly sanctimonious How should we celebrate great comedians? Netflix’s latest…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:24PM

High hoops: how two brothers became Africa’s biggest circus duo by Lyndsey Winship

Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam went from juggling at school in Ethiopia to dazzling audiences with their circus skills around the world. So what’s next? It all started with three oranges. One …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:12AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Couple Has Massive Fight During the Show! by The Late Late Show With James Corden

When James takes a few minutes to answer questions from the audience, things take a turn when two people begin to work through a nasty break-up. And when James intervenes, that break-up turn…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:36PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

HARMONY Closes at NYTF Eyeing a Broadway Run by Sandi Durell

Off-Broadway saw the closing night of the new musical Harmony at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF). Joining the cast on stage at the curtain call were the creators, Barry Man…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:25PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

“Stay Woke” Reminded Me of The Importance of Telling Stories of Injustice by Those Most Affected by It by Niro Kandasamy

Review: Stay Woke, by Aran Thangaratnam, directed by Bridget Balodis. The lingering smell of incense and the hurried crunching of murukku and thattu vadai greets the audience as we settle in…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 08:56PM

Review: Moving TimeLine play ‘The Chinese Lady’ is really about the audience’s act of watching by Chris Jones

Lloyd Suh’s play “The Chinese Lady,” now in its Chicago premiere, has a spectacular central performance from Mi Kang.

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‘A slow burn’: THE BREACH – Hampstead Theatre ★★★ by Rev Stan

There is a stillness that descends over a theatre audience when they are gripped and fidgeting when they aren’t. In the first half of The Breach at Hampstead Theatre, the audience was fidg…

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Jason Robert Brown Plays Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jk Clarke

By Adam Cohen . . .  Jason Robert Brown, composer, Tony winner, held an amazing court on Friday, May 13 at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Backed by a scintillatingly tight band, he offered the aud…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:45AM

The week in theatre: Oklahoma!; Unchain Me; House of Ife by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic, London; Brighton festival; Bush, LondonRodgers and Hammerstein’s first musical is roughed up; dreamthinkspeak amble around Brighton; and a first for Amharic on the British stage…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:24AM
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Macbeth **, Mr. Saturday Night **** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward Mary 16, 2022: You know you’re in trouble at a production of Macbeth when the three witches look like they’re about to start a cooking class at a suburban shopping m…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:57AM
Friday, May 13, 2022

ARTfactory’s fun, fast-paced ‘The Odd Couple’ was a comedic win by Kendall Mostafavi

The good chemistry between Felix and Oscar had the audience laughing at them, with them, and for them.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:55AM

Get Used to The Great MAGA King by The Late Late Show With James Corden

James and the audience are excited to have The Smashing Pumpkins on the show and Ian Karmel gives a review of his afternoon at Billy Corgan's tea shop, Madame Zuzu's just North of Chicago. A…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:51AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Julius Caesar review – the revolution is rerouted in scattered Shakespeare by Kate Wyver

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonLess a tense examination of a failing republic, or even of women in power, there is little electricity or danger here The Globe’s audience serve as the easily …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:24PM

Nothello review – clever and joyful, Shakespeare upended by Mark Fisher

Belgrade theatre, CoventryDesdemona’s twins step forward to speak out against the racist tropes that led to their parents’ tragedy in this inclusive, urgent production We are reaching th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:12AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Report From New York: How I Learned to Drive Remains a Harrowing Trip 25 Years Later by Bill Hirschman

The horror in the revival of How I Learned to Drive is only in the audience. The characters in this drama about child abuse almost never raise their voice, least of all the middle-aged victi…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 07:06PM

Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ Theater To Install Infrared System To Detect Smartphone Scofflaws by Greg Evans

Following the leak on social media of cell phone video and photos of a naked Jesse Williams, star of Broadway’s Take Me Out, the venue will install an infrared camera system facing the aud…

SOURCE: Deadline at 12:41PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Broadway Box Office Up Slightly To $31M As Large Spring Roster Leaves Some Seats Empty by Greg Evans

With nearly all 36 productions settling into full schedules last week, the Broadway box office tally climbed a modest 7% from the previous week, totaling $31,199,660, with attendance of 249,…

SOURCE: Deadline at 02:23PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Razzle dazzle: Pamela Anderson takes back the narrative in Chicago by Adrian Horton

The 90s star finds a way around the limits of the feminist redemption plot: having a good time in her Broadway debut as Chicago’s Roxie Hart If you polled the audience at New York’s Amba…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:51PM
Sunday, May 8, 2022

The White Card review – the liberal art world’s blindness to privilege by Clare Brennan

Northern Stage, NewcastleA strong cast makes Claudia Rankine’s exploration of the ‘invisibility of whiteness’ compelling Alex tells Charlotte he is angry that “your people” are bei…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:12AM
Friday, May 6, 2022

Our Brother’s Son by Christopher Caz

Liz Larsen, Dan Sharkey, Midori Nakamura and Allen McCullough in a scene from Charles Gluck’s “Our Brother’s Son” at The Pershing Square Signature Center (Photo credit: Russ Rowland)…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 02:11PM

Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ at Paramount Theatre is a proudly good-time show, just missing an emotional note by Chris Jones

“Rock of Ages” is what you might call a party show, giving the audience a fun jukebox musical full of Bon Jovi and Journey.

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Oklahoma! review – an invigorating take on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic by Miriam Gillinson

Young Vic, LondonThis modern, sexy and unsettling show injects thrills into a familiar musical, making it feel newly minted How to rewrite Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical without…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12AM

Johanna Day Embraces Discomfort in 'How I Learned to Drive' - The two-time Tony nominee on returning to Paula Vogel's landmark play after 25 years by Raven Snook

The two-time Tony nominee on returning to Paula Vogel's landmark play after 25 years --- You've probably heard that Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse are reprising the roles they originate…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, May 5, 2022

REVIEW: Company (Wonder-study Edition) by JK

Review of the Sunday, April 3, 2022 matinee at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. Starring Nikki Renee Daniels, Patti LuPone, Javier Ignacio, Matt Wall, Tally Sessions, Kathryn…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 10:18AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Skin of Our Teeth by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

You would think that at the tail end of a pandemic Thornton Wilder’s 1943 Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Skin of Our Teeth" would be the perfect play for our moment. This experimental play wh…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 10:53PM

People You Should Know . . . Michael Takiff by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Joe Henson) Michael Takiff is the great-great-great-great-great grandson of the legendary Hasidic sage Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev. Michael grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey,…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 06:42PM

VIDEO: John Benjamin Hickey Reveals His Theatrical Pet Peeves on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE

In a round of 'Plaza Beef,' John Benjamin Hickey looked back on his experiences on Broadway to reveal his theatrical pet peeves. Scenarios included Madonna braiding her hair in the audienc…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:06PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

‘Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Review: A Fearless Calista Flockhart Tears Into Zachary Quinto in 60th Anniversary Revival by Peter Debruge

The trick of stage acting comes in playing the same thing every night as if it were happening for the first time, right there in front of the audience’s eyes. But once-controversial Americ…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:00PM