Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: The Seagull by Erin Kahn

With the recent popularity of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Russian drama has been making a comeback. But long before The Great Comet hit the Broadway stage, there was Anton …

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BWW Review: Michaels Urie and McGrath are Comic Dynamos in THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR by Michael Dale

Though Anton Chekhov popularized the notion that there's nothing sadder than a Russian comedy, playgoers seeking a few more yuks than can be found in a night at THE CHERRY ORCHARD can look t…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Killology and Scottish Ballet: this week’s best UK theatre and dance by Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

Gary Owen and Rachel O’Riordan tackle morality via a murderous game, while a double bill from Angelin Preljocaj and Crystal Pite comes to London1 KillologySometimes a playwright-and-direct…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Species Native to California by Steven Morris

Species Native to CaliforniaReviewed by Gray PalmerIAMA Theatre Co. at Atwater Village TheatreThrough June 11 RECOMMENDEDPrompted by Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, Dorothy Fortenberry’s n…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Odds & Ends: Watch Brendon Urie Get Booted Up for Broadway, Laura Linney's Impeccable Limbo Skills & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and this weekend. Watch Brendon Urie Get Booted Up for Broadway Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie is getting ready to…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Theatre News: Exclusive: Rachel O'Riordan and Gary Owen to work on new The Cherry Orchard

After their collaborations on Killology and Iphigenia In Splott the director and writer will team up again

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hamlet, Starring Oscar Isaac & Directed by Sam Gold, Announces Full Casting by

Ritchie Coster will play Claudius and Charlayne Woodard will play Gertrude in the Public Theater's new production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Sam Gold and starring Oscar Isa…

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People You Should Know . . . Rachel O'Riordan by Zack Calhoon

Photo by Mark DouetRachel O’Riordan (director) is the Artistic Director of Sherman Theatre, for whom she has directed The Weir, Bird, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, A Doll’s House…

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Breaking Down Barriers: Black Female Directors In The Bay Area

by Jia Taylor   When Liesl Tommy received a Tony Award nomination for directing Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed on Broadway, she made theatre history as the first woman of color ever nomina…

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Who Will Be Nominated? An Insider Look at the Tony Award Races for Actors in Plays by

Ready for some more Tony handicapping? After yesterday's look at the main show and creative categories, today we dive into the four races for actors in plays. Read on for our picks of th…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Snow Geese by Steven Morris

The Snow GeeseReviewed by Terry Morgan Independent Shakespeare Co. Through April 9th Sharr White’s play, The Snow Geese, is clearly inspired by such classics as The Seagull and The Cherry …

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Review: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre by Dan Rubins

What is The Cherry Orchard? In 1903, Anton Chekhov responded vehemently to Stanislavski’s directorial interpretation of the play as a tragedy, asserting that, “what has emerged from me i…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

REVIEW: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Matthew Lunn

By Matthew Lunn Mehmet Ergen’s production of Chekhov’s final play is thoughtful and thought-provoking, characterised by a number of terrific performances and a well-judged sense of irres…

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Does Anton Chekov’s masterpiece fly or fall in this new production at the Arcola Theatre, directed by Mehmet Ergen. Here is what critics have been saying.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Arcola Theatre by Gary Naylor

The Cherry Orchard retains its power to reach across decades and tell us harsh truths about a changing world.

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD – Arcola by Carole Woddis

Terrific Revolution season, Mehmet Ergen has put together at the Arcola. Along with Gorki’s The Lower Depths, a howl of distress from the underbelly of society now sits Chekhov’s The Che…

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The Cherry Orchard review – Chekhov revival sows seeds of revolution by Michael Billington

Arcola, London Trevor Griffiths’ version of the masterpiece is staged in London for the first time in a modern-dress production implying we too are on the brink of changeThis enterprising …

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A fluid, lucid production of The Cherry Orchard at the Arcola Theatre

Trevor Griffiths’ 1977 version of Chekhov’s drama has its first London staging

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The Cherry Orchard review at Arcola Theatre – ‘stripped of its Russian soul’ by Julia Rank

Chekhov considered The Cherry Orchard, his final play, to be a comedy, even though Stanislavsky staged it as a tragedy. Certainly it’s

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Monday, February 13, 2017

BWW Interview: Conleth Hill On WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Marianka Swain

Conleth Hill is beloved by millions of Game of Thrones watchers as spymaster Varys, but he's also a respected theatre actor, with work ranging from The Cherry Orchard and Stones in His Pocke…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sierra Boggess, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Javier Muñoz & More Set for Broadway Backwards by Lindsey Sullivan

What a lineup! Sierra Boggess (School of Rock), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton) and many more have joined the roster for this year's Broadway Backwards. As…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tony Awards Eligibility: Committee Rules on Dear Evan Hansen, The Great Comet & More by Ryan McPhee

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met on January 26 for the second time this season and confirmed the eligibility of 13 Broadway productions in the 2016-17 season: The Encounter, Holi…

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Breaking: Tonys Awards Determine Eligibility for DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE GREAT COMET & More by BroadwayWorld

The productions discussed were The Encounter Holiday Inn Oh, Hello on Broadway Heisenberg The Cherry Orchard The Front Page Falsettos Les Liaisons Dangereuses Natasha, Pierre amp The Great C…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

THE LOWER DEPTHS – Arcola Theatre by Ian Foster

The Arcola launch their Revolution Season, marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and exploring its considerable impact, with a new production of Gorky's The Lower Depths pl…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Lower Depths review – Gorky's down-and-outs lost in drink and dreams by Michael Billington

Arcola, London A cast of 18 bring the Russian writer’s drifters and derelicts vividly to life in a production that captures his blend of compassion and crueltyMaxim Gorky’s 1902 play is …

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Top 10 of 2016: US edition by Nicole Serratore

In 2016 I promised myself I would cut back on theater.  I saw 90 less shows in 2016 (180) than I did in 2015 (270).  <pats self on the back>Here are the 10 shows which made m…

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

On my radar: Hugh Skinner’s cultural highlights by Kathryn Bromwich

The W1A and Fleabag actor on the weird humour of Julia Davis, lovely but lethal sandwiches, and Nina SimoneHugh Skinner attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (Lamda) before b…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Olivier Winner Janie Dee & More Tapped for Penelope Skinner's Linda Off-Broadway; Full Cast & New Dates Announced by Lindsey Sullivan

Two-time Olivier Award winner Janie Dee is set to play the title role in off-Broadway's Linda, which marks playwright Penelope Skinner's Manhattan Theatre Club return following her p…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Etcetera by John Simon

So now we have “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1912,” transferred after a hiatus to Broadway and ensconced at the Imperial Theater, in a grandiose setting it does not really de…

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Broadway Grosses: Oh, What a Week for Jersey Boys & Its Musical Cousin A Bronx Tale by Ryan McPhee

Jersey Boys ends its 10 plus-year stint on Broadway on January 15, 2017, but for now, they're hanging on to what they've got. The Tony-winning jukebox musical leapt to seven figures …

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Cherry Orchard, with Diane Lane, Closes on Broadway December 4 by Olivia Clement

Anton Chekhov’s classic play was adapted by Tony winner Stephen Karam and directed by Simon Godwin.

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