Friday, February 21, 2020

West Side Story by Liz Wollman

While it seems that a good half the theater-going public in and around New York City hotly disagrees with me, I'm squarely in the camp that believes Ivo Van Hove's maximal minimalism fails …

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

West Side Story on Broadway: Pics by New York Theater

This fifth Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” opening tonight, is different from the previous productions of the modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet, with its multiracial cast of …

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2020: the winners in full by Georgia Snow

Royal Ballet principals Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé were among the performers given top accolades at this year’s National Dance Awards. The

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Couples In Theatre 2020: These Creative Duos Keep It Collaborative

by Nicole Gluckstern Ah, love! For those of us in the arts, our love might contain ?multitudes,? encompassing a wide variety of creative partnerships. Here?s a snapshot of just four of the …

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Review: Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes). Immigrants celebrate…and remember. by New York Theater

The audience is invited to sing and dance along with the performers in an actual fandango, which is a lively, spontaneous, communal musical celebration. But that’s only after the 100 minut…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Especially the Dancers by Mo Brady

by Betsy Struxness Betsy Struxness …

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Bernadette Peters, Jason Gotay, J. Harrison Ghee Join Broadway Belts for PFF! by Dan Meyer

The performers will sing alongside previously announced stars Annaleigh Ashford, Beth Malone, and Caissie Levy.

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Dear West End Producer: ‘Is it possible to have a rehearsal where the performers sit in something other than a circle?’ by @westendproducer

Can we do rehearsals sat in various geometric shapes other than the time honoured, but widely overrated circle in future, please. It

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Review: Tarot, VAULT Festival by Joana Brito

Review: Tarot, VAULT Festival3.0starsThe cold and dark vaults are set on fire by this show. It is a warm, magical and sometimes breath-taking experience.  The audience sit in a semi-circle …

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Year Three of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast Announced by Mark A. Robinson For Broadway Direct

The wizards, witches, and the Hogwarts Academy itself continue to cast their spell at the Lyric Theatre as producers of the two-part hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced the …

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Manipulate festival review – dazzlingly inventive and extravagantly bizarre by Mark Fisher

Summerhall, Edinburgh Annual festival of visual theatre delivers a busy mix of puppetry, silent comedy, modern dance and the hard to define When you’re used to performing to four people, a…

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Extraordinary Wall [of Silence] review at the North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford – ‘compassionate and informative’ by Hannah Greenstreet

Ad Infinitum’s Extraordinary Wall [of Silence] opens with an arresting history lesson. In 1880, the performers tell us, the Milan Conference ruled

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker by Wendy Caster

One of the many joys of theatre is getting to experience how another person's brain and imagination work. Last night at La Mama, the brain and imagination belonged to Theodora Skipitares, w…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Social Media Influencers Are Changing The Face Of Dance by Artsjournal

Commercial dancers — the performers who animate music videos, films and TV shows — have long needed the right look, the right connections, expertise in the most popular styles and an age…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Desi Oakley Steps In For Act 2 as Jenna In WAITRESS London Following Lucie Jones' Return

After making her West End debut as Jenna in Waitress Desi Oakley again took to the West End stage last night in the lead role after Lucie Jones was unable to perform for Act 2 following he…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

These Musicians Moved To A Dying Village, Hoping To Revive It. They Got Caught In The Culture Wars Instead. by Artsjournal1

“In 1997, a group of German classical musicians moved to the village of Klein Jasedow, a tiny, nearly abandoned hamlet close to the Baltic Sea. The performers were looking to escape the ca…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Call Answered: Barbara Maier Gustern: "If Music Be The Food of Love – A Benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen" by Adam Rothenberg

Barbara Maier Gustern is an actress/singer turned voice teacher. She is one of NYC’s most sought-after vocal coaches. From music to Broadway to the downtown avant-garde, her roster of stud…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Top 10 of 2019 by Nicole Serratore

By the numbers for 2019:174 shows seen (down from 203 last year)27% of work seen by artists of color (up from 25% last year) 62% of work seen by underrepresented artists (up from 50% last ye…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

“Inchoate Buzz:” A Testing Ground for Interaction and Interdisciplinarity by Lisa Moravec

How far can bodily interaction amongst the audience members, with performance objects, and with the performers go? Is it ok to be touched by and to touch what is available within a black box…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Roll up, roll up! Circus 1903 – in pictures by David Levene

With all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus, the sensational Circus 1903 returns to the Southbank Centre this Christmas. Photographer David Levene goes b…

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How Sonya Tayeh brought two epically different movie musicals to the stage this year by Maureen Lee Lenker

On the surface, Sing Street and Moulin Rouge couldn’t be more different. The former uses the synth sounds of the 1980s to tell the story of a Dublin teenager who forms a band to impress a …

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

‘A powerful comment on the flimsy whims of political allegiance’: UBU!: A SINGALONG SATIRE – Touring by Laura Kressly

With the stalls audience standing and the performers clamouring through the crowd and onto the stage, Kneehigh’s staging of Ubu! evokes a gig, a party and a political rally all in one.

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Freestyle Love Supreme Documentary to Debut at Sundance by Andy Lefkowitz

Sundance Institute has announced the world premiere of We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, a documentary charting the rise of Lin-Manuel Miranda's celebrated improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love S…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Review: In ‘42 FT,’ a Circus Shrunk to Fit by Alexis Soloski

At the new Cirque Mechanics show, the revolving ring, rotating ladders and spinning swings might not thrill, but the performers do.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

See Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, and More Preview Their Upcoming 54/Below Concerts by Nathan Skethway

The performers will bring their musical talent through the month of December and into the new year.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

“Freestyle Love Supreme” Faces Controversy After Accidentally Improvising Curse That Raises the Dead by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Broadway’s improvised hip-hop extravaganza Freestyle Love Supreme is facing controversy this week after the performers, who create a fresh, full…

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#TBT: Vintage Playbill: A Christmas Story: November 2012 by JK

I was at a distinct disadvantage when I saw A Christmas Story: The Musical. I had never seen A Christmas Story: The Movie! The good news is, the musical was wonderful, and though I may not h…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Pure Magic! Here's a First Look at The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

The Illusionists are giving a whole new meaning to holiday magic this season. The performers are wowing audiences in their latest show The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays, which is play…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Slava Snowshow - A Wonderful World to Visit by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Clowns exist in their own pocket universe. A point from which they can project everything from a childlike innocence to a bit of misguided whimsy, a can-do attit…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

‘The main treasures are the artists’: CIRCUS 1903 – Touring ★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Circus 1903 gives a unique perspective of how it would have felt to watch an American circus over 100 years ago. This is done with the help of an amazing amalgamation of set, costumes, light…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

“Welcome to My Underworld:” Collective Creation Compellingly Articulates the Need for Empathy by Natasha Lomonossoff

Dramaturged and directed by native Kingston and award-winning playwright Judith Thompson, the collective creation Welcome to My Underworld consists of nine character pieces based on the perf…

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