Monday, August 10, 2020

'Edinburgh made us!' The stars catapulted to TV fame from the fringe by Ryan Gilbey

Lily Savage, The League of Gentlemen, Fleabag and a host of telly sensations started out on tiny stages at the extravaganza. In its absence, who will be next? Paul O’Grady’s first night …

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains by JK

Curtains was a unabashed old-fashioned Broadway musical. Big sets, lots of costumes, splashy production numbers and a large cast. The book boasted an impressive twelve principal roles and a …

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Stage and Screen Star John Slattery

John Slattery had a moment after college where he was offered a great job in the hotel business and it was tempting - financial security, travel  and lots of other perks. He sat down with…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Michele Brourman Interview: The 2020 Bistro Awards & other Honors by Adam Rothenberg

Once again, I’m getting the chance to catch up with the award-winning singer/songwriter, Michele Brourman. After a sold-out solo debut at Birdland Theatre in 2019, 2020 has started off wi…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Krysta Rodriguez to Play Liza Minnelli in Ryan Murphy's Halston Series for Netflix by Diep Tran

Producer Ryan Murphy has released the first look at his upcoming Halston series on Netflix, starring Ewan McGregor as the famed fashion designer who designed for Jackie Kennedy and who the…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

“Save The BBC” Petition Gets 100,000 Signers In First 24 Hours by Artsjournal

The 38 Degrees petition is a response to a report on the front page of Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sunday Times, in which sources close to prime minister Boris Johnson set out a bluep…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf to Star in ‘Death of a Salesman’ By: David Sheward February 11, 2020: Two of the biggest names on Broadway will headline one of th…

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Homecoming: Marina Abramović Has Her First Show In Serbia In 44 Years by Artsjournal1

“The artist’s return to Belgrade after nearly a half-century has been an event. … On Saturday, the day the show opened, her face was on the front page of nearly every national newspape…

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Rio De Janeiro’s Mayor Tries To Censor A Marvel Book With A Gay Kiss, But The Court Blocks Him by Artsjournal2

Predictable results of the homophobic censorship attempt (which was headed off by the judge as an issue of freedom of expression): “Copies of the comic book, Avengers: The Children’s Cru…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Broadway's Music Man Revival Adds Four More Tony Winners to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A foursome of Tony-winning stars have joined the upcoming main-stem production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Jefferson Mays will play Mayor Shinn, with Jayne Houdyshell as Eulalie Ma…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019

The Stratford Festival puts a modern sheen on 1928 newspaper comedy The Front Page. by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

What really makes this Front Page feel fresh is its social, gender, racial and character complications — things that a mainstream audience in 2019 is much more equipped and eager to invest…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Vineyard Theatre Sets NY Premiere of Dana H., Lucas Hnath's New Play About His Mother's Life; Deirdre O'Connell to Star by Andy Lefkowitz

The Vineyard Theatre has announced the highly anticipated New York premiere of Dana H., a new work by Tony-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath (A Doll's House, Part 2), slated to appear at the …

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ivo van Hove's West Side Story to Star Isaac Powell, Shereen Pimentel, Amar Ramasar & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of West Side Story from Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove and internationally acclaimed choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Here’s why classic theatre like The Horse and His Boy and The Front Page needs a helping hand by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

The Shaw and Stratford festivals have been busy adapting the C.S. Lewis story and the Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur comedy for modern audiences, writes Carly Maga.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Emmy Award Winner Richard Thomas Will Lead the National Tour of To Kill a Mockingbird by Ryan Gilbert

Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the previously announced national tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Bartlet…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Ink *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 1, 2019: From Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s The Front Page to Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, the newsroom has proven to be fertile grounds for theater. James G…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

A touch of class by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Broadway transfer of Ink. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * The newspaper movie used to be an established genre in Hollywood, and a consistently …

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jonny Lee Miller, Bertie Carvel and the Cast of Ink Hit the Front Page with Opening Night Portraits by Caitlin Moynihan

These portraits are hot off the presses after James Graham's Ink's opening night on April 24 at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Led by Jonny Lee Miller as Larry Lamb and Bertie Carvel…

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BWW Review: James Graham's Wildly Raucous INK Chronicles Rupert Murdoch's Rise To Tabloid Journalism Infamy by Michael Dale

Long before the term clickbait entered into pop culture infamy, Chief Editor Larry Lamb of the Fleet Street tabloid The Sun was offering his staff a bonus every time the eye-catching words '…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

This Week's #LiveAtFive Guests Include Tony Winner David Cromer, King Kong's Christiani Pitts & More! by Caitlin Moynihan #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which editors discuss what's going on in the theater community and chat with stage stars about their curre…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Scott Wakefield by Zack Calhoon

Scott Wakefield-Broadway:  Hands On A Hardbody, Ring Of Fire, and It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues.Off Broadway includes Paint Your Wagon (City Center), …

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nathan Lane & Andrea Martin to Star in Taylor Mac's Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Three-time Tony winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony winner Andrea Martin will head to Broadway this season in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist&nbs…

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Stratford Festival adds journalism comedy-drama The Front Page to its 2019 playbill

1928 satire will be adapted by Michael Healey and directed by Graham Abbey.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dylan Baker & More to Join Janet McTeer in World Premiere Play Bernhardt/Hamlet by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for Bernhardt/Hamlet, a world premiere play written by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck. The new work is slated to arrive at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Clarke Thorell Joins Broadway's My Fair Lady June 26 by Olivia Clement

The Front Page actor steps into the role of Zoltan Karparthy, replacing Manu Narayan.

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Clarke Thorell Joins the Company of Broadway's My Fair Lady by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage alum Clarke Thorell returns to Broadway on June 26, stepping into the role of Zoltan Karparthy in Lincoln Center Theater's acclaimed revival of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lad…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Clarke Thorell to Replace Manu Narayan in Broadway's My Fair Lady by Andy Lefkowitz

Clarke Thorell is returning to Broadway. The stage alum will step into the role of Zoltan Karparthy in the acclaimed revival of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady at the Vivian Beaumont T…

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Clarke Thorell to Join Broadway's My Fair Lady by Olivia Clement

The Front Page actor will take on the role of Zoltan Karparthy, replacing Manu Narayan.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Teary Nathan Lane Wins Third Tony Award for Angels in America: "This Award Is a Lovely Vote of Confidence That I've Been on the Right Path" by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway legend Nathan Lane has won his third Tony Award! His searing performance as Roy Cohn in Angels in America earned him the trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role i…

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