Friday, January 15, 2021

Emma Thompson to Play Miss Trunchbull in Matilda Movie Musical; Alisha Weir Takes Title Role by Lindsey Sullivan

Oscar winner Emma Thompson has been tapped to play baddie headmistress Miss Trunchbull in Netflix's Matilda movie musical. Alisha Weir is set to play the title role. Thompson has won Acad…

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Musings on Molière by Trav S.D.

The Father of Modern Comedy, Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673) was baptized of a January 15, though probably born a day or more earlier. His professional name is likely derived fr…

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Friday, January 8, 2021

The home in 50 objects #25: Wedgwood vase (1933)

How the father of English potters created a ‘Georgian superbrand’

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A Gio Ponti pilgrimage in Italy

On the 50th anniversary of the Concattedrale Gran Madre di Dio, we pay homage to “the father of modern Italian design”

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Enter Bruce Lee by Trav S.D.

I was eight years old when the news of Bruce Lee’s (1940-73) sudden, early death exploded around the world. Naturally he was on my radar. He was the father of the martial arts craze that h…

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Lament for Sheku Bayoh review – a stark critique of Scotland's self-image by Mark Fisher

Available onlineHannah Lavery’s play about the death of a man in police custody in 2015 is both impassioned and poetic ‘It’s not Black Lives Matter,” says one of the characters in Ha…

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Watch Chuck Cooper in Lilli Cooper’s New Music Video ‘But I Was Cool’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The father-daughter duo collaborated as performer-director on this jazzy tune reminding everyone to stay cool during election week.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

The 2020 Tony Award Nominations by Barry Gordin

By: Ellis Nassour October 15, 2020: For the first time in years, the Tony Awards Nominating Committee has expanded several of the acting categories. In another rare occurance, the Comm…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel & Luis Miranda Play the Father-Son Challenge on THE TONIGHT SHOW

Luis talks about the moment he realized his son Lin-Manuel Miranda would be a performer instead of a lawyer and Lin-Manuel shares the career advice his dad gave him after college.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Jasmine & Ron Cephas Jones Make Emmy History; Additional Broadway Alums Win 2020 Emmy Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously reported, Jasmine Cephas Jones, who can be seen in the original cast of Hamilton on Disney+, earned her first Emmy Award for her performance on Quibi’s #FreeRayshawn. On Sept…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

How “Candid Camera” May Have Destroyed America by Trav S.D.

Blame Allen Funt (1914-1999). As the motive force behind Candid Camera and its predecessor Candid Microphone (1947-2014) Funt may be said to be the father of both reality television and fake…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Watch the Trailer for The Father, Based on Florian Zeller's Play by Lindsey Sullivan

The first look at Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in the film version of Florian Zeller's 2016 Tony-nominated play The Father is here. The trailer for the movie, directed by…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Watch the Trailer for The Father, Starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman by Dan Meyer

The movie adaptation of Florian Zeller's play will get a limited release later this year.

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VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE FATHER, Starring Anthony Hopkins & Olivia Colman

Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she cana??t mak…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Mr. Broadway August 2020: Jagged Little Pill's Sean Allan Krill by JK

We have been fans ever since we caught Sean Allan Krill in the national tour of Mamma Mia! In the years since, we've also enjoyed his performance in the Kennedy Center Production of Chess, …

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Jackson Dollinger Interview: Disney Star, "Sydney to the Max" Actor, Pop Singer by Adam Rothenberg

It’s so great to catch up with Disney star Jackson Dollinger! In our last interview we discussed his acting life. Now, we are switching gears and talking about his budding music career as …

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

How A Turkish Historical Drama Became ‘The Muslim ‘Game Of Thrones” by Artsjournal1

Ertuğrul, a five-season dizi (that’s Turkish for telenovela-crossed-with-historical-epic) about the father of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, “is now so popular that it has been dubb…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ebrahim Alkazi (1925-2020): A Lodestar In India’s Arts Firmament by Gayatri Sinha

Alkazi was not just the father of modern Indian theatre, but a pioneer who pushed the frontiers for all the arts. In a tense moment in the play Tughlaq, the Arab historian Barani seeks to g…

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

10 Monologues for Any Gender by Performerstuff

10 Monologues for Any Gender Written by: Amanda Grace July 28, 2020 The gender binary is reductive, boring, and restrictive- in short, so two-thousand-and-lame. Whether you’re a nonb…

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The Clever Mysteries of “The Headlands” by Broadwayandme

Christopher Chen’s intriguing memory play The Headlands works on so many levels that it’s hard for me to keep track of all of them. It starts out as a crime procedural centered around …

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Monday, June 22, 2020

The Forde Family in Films by Trav S.D.

Today we write of a family that figured in films for a time. The father, Arthur Forde (sometimes billed as Arthur Hanna Ford, 1871-1952) would prove to be the most minor. Originally from Pl…

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Call Answered: Sugar Jones: "No Patience" singer/songwriter by Adam Rothenberg

Sugar Jones is a singer/songwriter whose love for music flows through her bloodline. Sugar has already worked in the studio with Pharrell Williams, Harvey Mason Jr., Ludwig Göransson, and S…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Street Play “Sheher-e-Naqab” Brings Awareness About Coronavirus by Neeraja Murthy

Originally a street play, Sheher-e-Naqab was put together by Pune-based group Swatantra Theatre. The scene opens with a man wearing a mask reading news related to Coronavirus in a newspaper…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

VIDEO: Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson Team Up for BLUE: THE FATHER

What is it like to be both a black father and a police officer in America? Kenneth Kellogg, a D.C. native who plays The Father in Blue, learns lessons from a police officer.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Paterson Joseph: ‘The worst thing anyone's said to me? You're thick’ by Rosanna Greenstreet

The actor on eyebags, his worst job, and trying to be cool by a pool Born in London, Paterson Joseph, 55, trained at Lamda and went on to perform for the RSC and the National Theatre. His fi…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Father review - Alfred Molina is tremendous in Florian Zeller’s tragic farce by Chris Wiegand

Pasadena Playhouse, Los AngelesThe actor brings out the dark humour in Zeller’s modern classic about a man with dementia, fluctuating from absurdity to despair in a heartbeat It is more t…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

The Father by Lara Altunian

The post The Father appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

How Beetlejuice's Adam Dannheisser Balances Playing a Dad in the Show and in Real Life by Diep Tran

The Beetlejuice cast album has just hit 200 million streams in the United States and 350 million streams globally, making it the most streamed cast album of the 2018-19 season. When Beetleju…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Photo Flash: John C. Reilly, Simon Helberg and More Attend Opening Night of THE FATHER Starring Alfred Molina

Pasadena Playhouse, The State Theater of California, presents The Father, written by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, now through March 1,…

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