Friday, September 22, 2017

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Broadway's The Children by

Tickets are on sale for the American premiere by Lucy Kirkwood's The Children. James Macdonald directs the production, which begins previews on November 28 and opens on December 14 at th…

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The Children’s Party by Arts Review

Playground politics just got serious. The Children’s Party is hitting the campaign trail during the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival, as Australia’s first child-led political party. Ever…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Top 15 Shows on London Stage This Week: Julian Clary to “Labour of Love” by Mark Beech

The autumn season is shaping up on the London stage.A lot of promising new plays are hitting off-West-End – and one on the West End this week, with “Labour of Love.”Here are some shows…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.’ at Children’s Playhouse of Maryland by Regina Rose

The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland has produced a show that would make Gene Kelly proud! “Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.” features a cast of talented youngsters who will sing and dance t…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ at Le Brady, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

Tim Burton’s 2016 fantasy film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will be screened at Le Brady in Paris.For years, Jake’s grandfather Abraham Portman has been telling hi…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times’ at InterAct Story Theatre by Barbara Trainin Blank

It’s a beautiful fall day in Montgomery County when many potential audience members are probably outside enjoying the weather. But those inside the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center …

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Monday, September 11, 2017

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday by Doug Marino

Sarah Ruhl has a tender, touching new play running over at Playwrights Horizons.  For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday is a story about death and dying, family (the Catholic version of on…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

“It” Is A Better Coming-Of-Age Movie Than A Horror Film

The Losers Club in It. From left to right: Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer), Bill (Jaeden Lieberher), Mike (Chosen Jacobs), Stan (Wyatt Oleff), Beverly (Sophia Lillis), Ben (Jeremy Ray Taylor), and…

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War Horse and Grand Finale: this week’s best UK theatre and dance by Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris’s staging of the children’s novel returns, while Hofesh Shechter’s new show imagines an anarchic apocalypse1 War HorseWith it becoming such a huge and d…

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Broadway Dance Center opens new location for kids by Admin

As of late this summer, Broadway Dance Center (BDC) has expanded its popular Children & Teens program. This program provides young movers premier training to achieve their full potential…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Lord of the Flies review – Bourne captures schoolboys’ bloodlust brilliantly by Judith Mackrell

With its locally auditioned young dancers, Matthew Bourne’s touring production vividly displays the children’s descent from innocence to savageryTwo tribes: Matthew Bourne’s Lord of th…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I Interview Playwrights Part 977: Sandy Asher by Adam Szymkowicz

Sandy Asher Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Current Town: Lancaster, PA (after a 36-year detour to Springfield, MO, where my husband taught history at Drury University and I was writer-in-…

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Slot Machine Theatre and Turtle Key Arts Announce YOUR TOYS UK Tour by BroadwayWorld

Turtle Key Arts, one of the UK's most exciting creative producers, have partnered up with Slot Machine Theatre for Your Toys - a innovative family show that incorporates the children's toys …

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Friday, August 25, 2017

‘The Sound of Music’ at Le Brady, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

The 1965 classic musical drama by Robert Wise “The Sound of Music” will be playing at Le Brady in Paris.In 1930s Austria, Maria’s attempts at becoming a nun are not going so well. When…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

REVIEW: David Walliam’s The First Hippo On The Moon, Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies There are enough fart and poo jokes to keep the children, and the child within, highly entertained, and some excellent audience participation! This post REVIEW: David Wallia…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Howard Sherman: American theatre bosses are playing musical chairs. Let’s widen the pool of leaders by Howard Sherman

Whenever several artistic leadership positions open at once in US theatre, it fires the starting gun on a variation of the children’s

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

‘Gangsta Granny’ at Nimax Theatres, London by Blouin Artinfo

Based on a popular book by David Williams, “Gangsta Granny” will be performed at Nimax Theatres in London.Eleven-year-old Ben hates spending every Friday with his Granny as his parents g…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

She thought she could – A talk with Deborah Mason by Admin

“I think I can, I think I can,” said the Little Tank Engine That Could, in the classic children’s book. Deborah Mason’s life and work, in 50 years in the Cambridge, …

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Anthony Giardina's New Play Dan Cody’s Yacht Set for Off-Broadway Premiere Directed by Doug Hughes by Andy Lefkowitz

Dan Cody’s Yacht, a new play by Anthony Giardina, will make its world premiere with Manhattan Theatre Club at off-Broadway venue New York City Center—Stage I in 2018. Directed by…

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

BWW TV: He Can Do That! Sean Harrison Jones Dances Away in A CHORUS LINE by BroadwayWorld TV

He can sing, he can dance, show him anything and he can do it. Watch Sean Harrison Jones and the children of The Muny perform 'I Can Do That' from the newest production of A Chorus Line

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Friday, July 28, 2017

2017 Rising Stars: Director Lucy Cashion favors a nontraditional approach to the classics by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A “Macbeth” where members of the audience take their seats around the nightmare banquet table. An “Oedipus” with a big, steampunk-esque machine rolling its way toward inevitable trag…

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

‘The King’s Choice’ at Verdi Barcelona by Blouin Artinfo

“The King’s Choice,” Eric Poppe’s biographical war film that portrays extraordinary, true events in modern Norwegian history, will be playing at Verdi Barcelona.On April 9, 1940, und…

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mosquitoes review – sparring sisters collide in Lucy Kirkwood's science stormer by Michael Billington

Dorfman, LondonOlivias Williams and Colman give a spellbinding account of sibling strife in this wonderfully ambitious play set during the Higgs boson breakthroughLucy Kirkwood has proved, w…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Names, Titles and Some Usage Notes by John Simon

It is perhaps unsurprising that there should be fashions in first names, perhaps influenced by movie stars or more arcane sources. What is certain is that the fashion for Ryan is besieging u…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Theater News: The Children's Monologues to Make U.S. Premiere at Carnegie Hall

Director Danny Boyle will present the work in a one-night-only benefit performance.

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Danny Boyle Assembles a Starry Cast for ‘The Children’s Monologues’ by Joshua Barone

Charlize Theron, James McAvoy and Ewan McGregor are among the participants in the production, which will be performed Nov. 13 at Carnegie Hall.

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Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Charlize Theron & More Set to Present The Children's Monologues by Lindsey Sullivan

Talk about a superbly starry roster! The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children’s Monologues…

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Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUE by BroadwayWorld

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children's Monologues in a one-night-onl…

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Danny Boyle to Direct All-Star Lineup in South Africa Benefit 'The Children's Monologues'

Charlize Theron, Trevor Noah, Lena Dunham and James McAvoy are among those taking the stage Nov. 13 at Carnegie Hall in the one-night-only charity event. read more

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Memory and Memorial: Come from Away and Villa by Nicole Serratore

Photo: Play Co.Guillermo Calderón's play Villa is about three women asked to resolve the impossible--how should they treat the remains of General Pinochet's demolished Villa Grimaldi, …

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Wind in the Willows, London Palladium — plenty of rev, not much nuance

Musical reworking of the children’s classic goes big on spectacle but works best in small moments

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