Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Back To The Future | July 23–August 11, 2024 by The Kennedy Center Great Scott! Back to the Future, the beloved, cinematic classic is now a Broadway musi…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

SCENE PARTNERS - It's Never Too Late, or Is It? by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander “The past isn’t as frightening with one foot in the present.” So says a character in Scene Partners, the new comedy-drama by John J. Caswell, Jr., now at th…

SOURCE: Stage Buzz at 07:42PM
Sunday, November 19, 2023

Scene Partners by Joel Benjamin

It takes an artist of the stature and extraordinary talent of Wiest to keep Caswell’s fragmented play from flying off in all directions as it veers from reality to fantasy and from flashba…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Beachcomber by Steven Morris

Nancy Lantis, Sanya Arnold and Jorge Luis Aguila (Photo courtesy of Eclipse Theatre LA) Reviewed by Steven Leigh Morris Eclipse Theatre at The Main (Santa Clarita) Through Nov. 26 There’…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

The Frogs by Wendy Caster

The time is the present. The place is Ancient Greece. The fabulous lyrics and music are by the one-and-only Sondheim. The hysterical book is based on Aristophanes' The Frogs, as loosely adap…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 09:02PM
Monday, November 6, 2023

A Bridge Over Troubled Water in Kosovo by Steven Morris

An International Theater Festival Ponders Consequences of Bullying and Marauding  By Steven Leigh Morris “Negotiating Peace” at the Oda Theatre, Prishtina, Kosovo: Emma Andrea, Harald …

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

L.A. Theater History: The Waiver Wars by Rob Weinert-Kendt

The seats of the Elysian Theatre on Riverside Dr., which in my time in L.A. was the home of the Colony Studio Theatre (later Knightsbridge). It was also the theater closest to my home in Ech…

SOURCE: The Wicked Stage at 06:06PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Deeply Rooted Dance celebrates the past, lives in the present — and looks to the future by Lauren Warnecke

An upcoming performance program Nov. 3 at the Auditorium Theatre is an artistic digest of Deeply Rooted’s history.

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Meetings, Orange Tree Theatre review - three-hander that chews on big issues by Helen Hawkins

Mustapha Matura's 1981 play set in modern Trinidad is superbly served up Mustapha Matura’s 1981 play, Meetings, is still a knockout. Supply the characters with mobile phones and it could …

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

OWNERS Jermyn st Theatre by Libby Purves and Friends

PROPERTY RAGE FROM ANOTHER AGE Here’s a curiosity from 1972;  an early , rarely-seen Caryl Churchill play revived  with dashing elegance under the Jermyn’s Artistic director Stella Pow…

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Monday, October 16, 2023

‘Where Do We Go From Here’ from MPB Entertainment tackles racial justice by William Powell

Using powerful monologues and songs, the touching show looks at the fight for equity from the Civil War to the present. By WILLIAM POWELL

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Nicole Scherzinger is Captivating in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ by Matt Wolf

A stripped-back revival in London, directed by Jamie Lloyd, brings the classic musical into the present day, and gives Scherzinger a career-defining performance.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The Refuge Plays *** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter October 11, 2023: The Refuge Plays, by multi award-winning Nathan Alan Davis  (Nat Turner in Jerusalem), now at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre, consists of th…

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

Brooklyn Crime Novel by Brian Dillon

A River of Gentrification Runs Through It: Jonathan Lethem’s new fiction chronicles neighborhood tales from the ’60s to the present. Brooklyn Crime Novel, by Jonathan Lethem, Ecco, 373 …

SOURCE: 4columns at 08:00PM
Sunday, October 1, 2023

The week in theatre: Boys from the Blackstuff; Vanya; Mlima’s Tale – review by Susannah Clapp

Liverpool’s Royal Court; Duke of York’s; Kiln, LondonAlan Bleasdale’s 80s TV classic about jobless workers hits home in James Graham’s adaptation; Andrew Scott is not alone in his on…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:49AM
Thursday, September 28, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: “Swing State” at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre (Through Saturday, October 28, 2023) by David Roberts

The latest production produced by Audible titled “Swing State”, which has transferred from Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and is now playing at the Minetta Lane Theatre, is not really what …

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:57AM
Monday, September 25, 2023

A CT museum looks to past and brings in the present. Yes, even cooking up a 3,700-year-old recipe. by Ed Stannard

The refurbished exhibit features an ancient cookbook and a poem by a female author, and “We're also bringing in community voices to expand our range of storytellers across the museum."

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Sweeney Todd: Not a Demon, But a Barber of Fleet Street by Lisa Monde

Up to the present moment a debate has been going on – whether the demon-barber of Fleet Street had a real-life prototype. For the very first time, a character under the name of Sweeney Tod…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

ReDISCoveries: Pacific Overtures (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by JK

ReDISCoveries: Pacific Overtures (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other week or s…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Urban Arts Movement presents Vincent Johnson’s Stank Upon a Time: A Story About Funk by Camille Bacon-Smith

A transgressively absurdist exploration of the culture of Black music from blues to funk as the soundtrack of revolution, and its survival and commodification in the present. Camille Bacon-S…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:33PM
Sunday, September 17, 2023

The Little Big Things review – a remarkable tale of resilience by Kit Buchan

@sohoplace, LondonA new musical built around the true story of a promising young rugby player paralysed in a teenage accident is movingly full of the joy of being alive Theatreland’s newes…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:43AM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Real Black Swann by Steven Morris

Les Kurkendaal-Barrett  (Photo by Zev Rose Woolley)  Reviewed by F. Kathleen Foley Davidson/Valentini Theatre at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Cente…

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Flamencodanza and KCBCxKCBC II’s Summer Series by Melissa Strong

Two Fringe Festival performances feature classical forms of dance while looking to the present and future: Aylin Bayaz and Raúl Mannola’s Flamencodanza and KCBCxKCBC II’s Summer Series.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:32PM
Friday, September 8, 2023

Black and Indigenous Histories to the Now: How We Carry Our Past into the Present

By . This discussion explores the foundations of Black and Indigenous co-leadership solidarity, shared understanding, and movement building.

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Friday, September 1, 2023

To the Bone review – intimate three-hander about the grip of the past by Mark Fisher

Pitlochry festival theatreIsla Cowan’s quietly intelligent new drama goes inside a three-way relationship and each person’s different attachments to their rural cottage retreat On the fa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:55AM
Thursday, August 31, 2023

[HD] How To Steal An Election Trailer by York Theatre Company

Use Discount Code ELECTIONVID for $10 Off . For tickets visit Opening the Fall 2023 Series is the first New York revival of the 1968 musical How to Steal an Election: A…

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Sunday, August 20, 2023

Edinburgh Fringe 2023: “Lucy and Friends,” Pleasance Courtyard by Duška Radosavljević

Lucy McCormick used to do music gigs and re-enactments, but she has now put her past and her friends behind her and is bent on exploring being in the present. This of course must include us.…

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Friday, August 11, 2023

On Grotowski and the Poor Theatre by Trav S.D.

I am astounded to realize this morning that Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999) would only be turning 90 years old today. Absent the cancer that killed him at age 65 he could still be around, an age…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 10:13AM
Friday, July 28, 2023

‘Back To The Future: The Musical’ Transports Film’s Cast To The Present For Gala Celebration by Bruce Haring

It’s been 38 years since the release of the film version of Back to the Future. But the cast gathered earlier this week as if no time had passed at all, joining a gala celebrating Back to …

SOURCE: Deadline at 06:40PM
Saturday, July 8, 2023

Cassandra Trenary’s Mission: ‘Being as Human as Possible’ by Gia Kourlas

Cassandra Trenary, an American Ballet Theater principal dancer, pulls classical dance into the present through the drama of being real.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater