Monday, November 18, 2019

Slava’s Snowshow by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

"Slava’s Snowshow" is a unique experience. It is clowning of a sophisticated sort with its wordless skits which takes it beyond language. Its set pieces are outrageous enough to transcend …

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The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps review – fiendish verses and curses by Chris Wiegand

The Egg, BathMurray Lachlan Young and Joe Allen deliver a sinister epic about a seven-year-old who inherits his ancestral home Murray Lachlan Young is a born storyteller – even his name ha…

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A Don For All Time: A Review of Don Giovanni at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Aaron Hunt

Robert Falls' understated production does not impose its will upon the audience but rather presents the facts of Mozart's opera plainly.

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‘The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy’ is skilful and spooky, even with the odd misstep by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

One-man piece showcases the engaging talents of Eric Woolfe, who pulls the audience in even if some of his sentiments might push them away.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

“Tina: the Tina Turner Musical” at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre by Richard Seff

  If you happen to be passing the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on 46th Street any evening around 9:30 (some nights at 10:30), and you hear a roar emanate from the  theatre’s lobby, don’t be a…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Inside the PUBLIC THEATRE Mobile Unit's Measure For Measure (feat. Alfie Fuller) by Angela Tricarico

Every year, The Public Theater mounts a production as part of their Mobile Unit. In line with The Public’s mission, the Mobile Unit tours New York City and puts on free Shakespeare shows i…

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Review: Nosedive, Barbican by Joana Brito

Review: Nosedive, Barbican5.0starsEverything is vibrant and exciting about this show. It is a journey shared between the audience and the performers, a collaborative hope that everything wil…

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María Irene Fornés' Fefu and Her Friends Begins Off-Broadway November 16 by Olivia Clement

Lileana Blain-Cruz directs the Fornés play, in which the audience is split up into groups to experience the story from different perspectives.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ entertains from start to finish by Carolyn Kelemen

Once again, Olney Theatre Center (OTC) has put on a tap-happy show. This time it’s Singin’ in the Rain, where the audience hums the familiar tunes as they ratta-ta-tap back to their cars…

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‘Aladdin’ lights up the skies over Baltimore by John Harding

On stage, Aladdin starts out as the perfect musical for nine-year-olds. But by the time its two swooning lovers have hopped aboard a flying carpet for a trip to the moon, all moms and dads i…

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Seven of the Best Show Stopping Steps to Making Your Own Work by Performerstuff

Seven of the Best Show Stopping Steps to Making Your Own Work Written by Alex Muscaro 11/14/19 No matter if you are a director, producer, actor, playwright, or any other theatre profess…

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Halftime = Intermission: NFL Releases Translation Guide for Theatre Fans Forced to Watch Football by Broadway Beat

by Erika Hakmiller. @ErikaFromMaine. NEW YORK, NY - The National Football League released today a new, official translation guide for theatre lovers who are put in situations where they may …

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Unknown Rivers review – Odimba is a writer to watch by Michael Billington

Hampstead theatre, LondonChinonyerem Odimba’s subtle play is a celebration of female friendship, given an intimate production by Daniel Bailey There is much to admire in this play by Chin…

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Kosovan firebrand Jeton Neziraj: 'Theatre should side with the victims' by Natasha Tripney

His plays have brought threats, vandalism – and international acclaim. Now the fearless dramatist is retooling Ibsen to lay bare corruption in his homeland Jeton Neziraj has clear views ab…

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‘Opens up very real debates’: CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS – Colab Factory ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Parabolic Theatre‘s insightful and thought-provoking, immersive, political-inspired production of Crisis? What Crisis effectively sweeps the audience back to 1979.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Expect the unexpected in Washington Improv Theater’s ‘Life and Death with WIT: Hellcat and iMusical’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Improvisational theater is comprised of different aspects of live performance genres, like stand-up comedy or fully scripted plays. But what defines improv, is how the actors use comments fr…

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Celebrated Theatrical Event Slava's Snowshow Officially Reopens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The eagerly anticipated return engagement of the wintertime spectacle Slava's Snowshow opens at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 13. The dazzling production, created and staged b…

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In Broadway's For The Girls, Kristin Chenoweth is center stage — but she lets everyone shine: Review by Jessica Derschowitz

“I’m doing this as a master class,” Kristin Chenoweth declares during For The Girls, her new and all-too-brief run of Broadway concerts currently playing at the Nederlander Theatre. Sh…

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Celebrated Wintertime Spectacle Slava's Snowshow Officially Reopens on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

The eagerly anticipated return engagement of the theatrical event Slava's Snowshow opens at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 13. The dazzling production, created and staged by a…

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‘The audience is whisked right back to the 1930s’: REPUTATION – The Other Palace ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

The writing father/daughter duo Alick Glass and Suzanne Glass really captures the feeling of the period in Reputation which, despite the drama of its core story, remains a feel-good show.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Marie Osmond says she 'chipped off a piece' of her kneecap in second onstage fall by Ashley Boucher

Marie Osmond fell last week for the second time while performing in Las Vegas — but she’s proving that the show must go on! Marie, 60, revealed on The Talk on Monday that she “chipped …

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Shakespeare meets choose your own adventure in St Kilda by Peter J Snee

Melbourne Shakespeare Company returns to St Kilda Botanical Gardens this December with an ambitious production of The Taming of the Shrew where each night the audience chooses who plays the …

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Broadway Is Becoming A Place For Chummy Nights With Actors And Their Fanbases by Artsjournal2

Seriously, it seems to be almost a new genre. “These performances were rendered with a disarming, self-interrupting casualness, suggesting a happy ham at home among friends. And they often…

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Sesame Street Had A 50th Birthday Party, But Who Was The Audience? by Artsjournal2

Was it kids? Maybe, if they truly love music. It was shiny, with a ton – a ton – of celebrity appearances, as befits, well, a show that’s on HBO. That’s a problem: “The celebration…

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Meet the box office experts who help keep theatres’ ticket sales on track by Nick Smurthwaite

Booking tickets for a show is key to the audience experience, but the importance of an efficient operation can be overlooked. Box

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Review: White Pearl, a blistering satire on racism in the skin care industry by Missy Frederick

In White Pearl, playwright Anchuli Felicia King quickly throws the audience into a keenly contemporary conflict: a viral social media PR crisis, with a company accused of racism. Inspired by…

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Slava's Snowshow Returns to the Great White Way for Limited Holiday Run by Andy Lefkowitz

The theatrical spectacle Slava's Snowshow begins its return holiday engagement on November 11 at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The dazzling show, created and staged by acclaimed Russi…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Review: Coffee With a Side of Isolation in ‘User Not Found’ by Laura Collins-Hughes

The Next Wave festival’s latest digital dive: A tale of grief staged in a Brooklyn cafe that the audience only pieces together by smartphone.

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Evita, Queen and a Theatrical Blizzard Will Rock You in Our 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of November 11 to 17 by Kathy Henderson

Some vibrant leading ladies—stage vets Judith Ivey and Kate Mulgrew and two Eva Perons—take the stage this week. Add in limited engagements of a Queen jukebox musical and a surrealistic …

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Truffles at the Secret Room by Barry Gordin

Dinner and mayhem at the Secret Room with the new musical, Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder performed with a talented robust cast.  November 10, 2019: Would you like to add a little e…

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Review: Frankenstein, Southwark Playhouse by Blue Huseyin

Review: Frankenstein, Southwark Playhouse3.0stars“Soon,” Garth (Sonny Poon Tip) informs the audience, the very act of sitting together in a room to watch a show like this will seem “qu…

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