Sunday, June 17, 2018

Ivanov (State Theatre of Nations) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The chance to see Anton Chekhov’s first produced play, "Ivanov," not only in the original Russian (with English surtitles) but in modern dress proves to be a revelation. Staged by Russia…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Barnardo’s Young Supporters Concert at Barbican Centre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Barnardo's are elated present on stage their Young Supporters concert in the Barbican. It is a mass choir to be conducted by Mr Adrian Pitts and Mrs Olivia Sparkhall who will sing various so…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Country Wife review – a Restoration romp around Soho by Michael Billington

Minerva, ChichesterWilliam Wycherley’s 1675 comedy of manners and morals gets a modern-day update starring Susannah FieldingIs it always necessary to update Restoration comedy? Two months …

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cate Blanchett Sets U.K. Stage Return in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee and two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will return to the U.K. stage next year in the new play When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other: Twelve Variations on Samuel …

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Wins Best Play at 2018 Tony Awards by Eric King

Ten points, and a Tony, to Gryffindor! Penned by Jack Thorne, The eighth installment of the blockbuster book and film franchise, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was named Best Play a…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

BBC closes down Maida Vale studios moving live music base to east London by Blouin Artinfo

The world-renowned studio that was once the brewing pot of thousands of performances that ranged from Beatles to Beyonce is about to have its shutter down, according to BBC’s plan. After 8…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

READING and WORLD PREMIERE by Adam Szymkowicz

Reading of R and J  at the Tank  In the present, two high school students rehearse Romeo and Juliet in an empty classroom.  Twenty six years ago, two high school st…

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Actors Touring Company Presents KEEP ON WALKING FEDERICO by BroadwayWorld

Mark Lockyer was once a promising young actor with juicy roles at the National Theatre and RSC. But that came to an abrupt halt when he was hit full on with a bipolar breakdown that all but …

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Staatsballett Berlin: Doda/ Goecke/ Duato at Komische Oper Berlin by Blouinartinfo

The troupe Staatsballett Berlin comprising Choreographies by Gentian Doda, Marco Goecke and Nacho Duato will be on stage at Komische Oper Berlin.“The ballet of the present is rich in big n…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Erica Fae by Zack Calhoon

Erica Fae brings powerful, radical stories from history onto the stage and screen. Her first feature film as writer/director/producer/actor, To Keep the Light (on a woman lighthous…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Elizabeth Wollman

While the city's theater critics revive the century-old debate about the death of Broadway at the tail end of a reasonably disappointing commercial season, reassurance can be found in a visi…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Jorge Morales by Zack Calhoon

Jorge Morales is a Puerto Rican actor, musician, and sound designer currently based in New York City. Drawing  inspiration from both classical theatre and experimental training, his wor…

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People You Should Know . . . Patrena Murray by Zack Calhoon

Patrena Murray's most recent credits are Masculinity Max, The Winter’s Tale, A MidSummer Night’s Dream at The Public Theater; Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Ent…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Year Away for FringeNYC by Cara Joy David

When FringeNYC announced in fall 2016 that it would take a year off, some wondered if it would come back. After all, since the festival began in 1997, many others have sprung up around the c…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Othello review – a contemporary conundrum by Clare Brennan

Everyman, LiverpoolCasting a woman as Othello was a brilliant move, but setting the play in the present day undermines itSince a play is a world of make-believe, gender-blind and colour-blin…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

An Ambitious (And Revolutionary) Plan To Reconceive Paris by Artsjournal

The new Guide for Grand Parisians “is a guide to the present and the future,” says Rémi Babinet, the president both of BETC and of the Endowment for Art and Culture of the Grand Paris E…

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Nine Night review – joy and grief as generations collide at Jamaican wake by Michael Billington

Dorfman, LondonNatasha Gordon’s impressive debut about living between two cultures gains extra resonance in the light of the Windrush scandalThere’s a key moment in Natasha Gordon’s hi…

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Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 by Arts Review

Exploring the history of men’s fashionable dress from the 18th century to the present, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 – a new exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

‘Vintage comedy reinvented for a new generation’: PRESENT LAUGHTER – Chichester Festival Theatre ★★★★ by Anne Cox

Yes, the Present Laughter is a bit jokey and, as one critic has said, cartoonish, but perhaps that is just what audiences want. You can’t say that it isn’t entertaining.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Capturing Truths by Leah Richards

We Are a Masterpiece Written by Gina Femia Directed by DeLisa M. White Presented by Retro Productions at the Theater at the 14th St. Y, NYC April 7-21, 2018 In Gina Femia's We …

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Some other Damon Runyon guys and dolls in “Three Wise Guys” by Philip

I am sitting in Jersey Mike’s eating a mini number seven sub when I hear that Stephanie “Stormy” Clifford is suing Donald “Grab ‘Em” Trump. That sentence is in the present tense,…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Review: Under The Skin, The Old Red Lion Theatre by Lara Domke

How can one of the darkest hours of history be faced? How can it be told if remembering is unbearable, yet essential? The past and the present merge in Yonatan Calderon’s play Under the Sk…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Less is profoundly more in debbie tucker green’s potent ‘hang’ at Remy Bumppo by Steven Oxman - For The Sun-Times

he English play “hang,” receiving its American premiere in a superbly acted Remy Bumppo production, leaves its audience hanging for a good while as the dialogue slowly oozes out bits of …

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Black Men Walking review – rap, race and rambling hit peak resonance by Michael Billington

Royal Court, LondonMixing poetry and politics, Yorkshire-based rapper Testament has created a witty, innovative piece that says a lot about British identity and racial historyThis is that ra…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Unhappiness Isn't Just Inevitable, It's Indispensable by Artsjournal1

"Because the brain grades on a curve, endlessly comparing the present with what came just before, the secret to happiness may be unhappiness. Not unmitigated unhappiness, of course, but the …

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Sara Schaefer review – US comic considers our fetish for the moral high-ground by Brian Logan

Soho theatre, London The standup critiques virtue-signalling modern culture in a thoughtful set argued with a light touch‘Do you guys remember truth?” Sara Schaefer is over from America …

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Review: ‘Old Stock,’ an Immigrant Love Story Set to Klezmer by Alexis Soloski

In this spry and winning show, a Canadian playwright links the story of her great-grandparents to the refugee crisis of the present.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

The Insufferables, or Sanctimony in the Seventies: How Hollywood Helped Make Liberalism Unpopular by Trav S.D.

For anyone with a memory or a mind, the present informational landscape where there are hundreds of cable and streaming channels, and thousands of news and culture related websites and blogs…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Speed Queen by Darryl Reilly

Hilariously impersonating Marlene Dietrich while playing an accordion, singing and trotting about, is one of the grand highlights of performer Phoebe Legere’s "Speed Queen."  Spanning fro…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Kings by David Kaufman

Despite some terrific acting, it’s hard to root for any of the four characters in Kings, even if the play is one long competition between all of them. This smart new work by Sarah Burgess …

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Folk Wandering by Darryl Reilly

They’re friends in the present. Someone picks up yellowed newspaper articles from the past.  Then we’re in New York City’s Lower East Side in 1911. We meet the spunky 13-year-old Rose…

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