Monday, March 27, 2023

Washington Jazz Arts Institute - Millennium Stage (March 31, 2023) by The Kennedy Center

Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb Live Tonight on Millennium Stage: The Washington Jazz Arts Institute (WJAI) was founded in 1998 by Davey Yarborough and his wife Esthe…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:32PM

Broadway Review: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at the Lunt-Fontane Theatre (Currently On) by David Roberts

Perhaps one of the best reasons to attend the present revival of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is to hear the exceptional score by the late Stephen Sondheim, gloriousl…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 12:25PM
Monday, March 13, 2023

Review: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer’ chimes uneasily with the present by Steven Winn

The one-woman tribute starring Greta Ogelsby delivers mostly uplifting message, though sheds light on how little progress U.S. has made.   

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 03:12PM
Friday, March 10, 2023

A delightful ‘Seagull’ with Parker Posey is modernized and done right by Peter Marks

Off-Broadway, Parker Posey stars in Thomas Bradshaw's updating of Chekhov’s ever-popular "The Seagull" to the present in Woodstock, N.Y.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:13PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Widening the Circle: Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project Announces A New Cycle by Sharon Hoyer

The ten companies in the new edition of the CBDLP will perform March 25 and 26 in a program entitled “Sans Pareil,” celebrating the past and the present of the city.

SOURCE: www.newcitystage.com at 08:00AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

‘It feels like a healing process’: Breach Theatre on making a musical about Section 28 by Isobel Lewis

Two decades on from the repeal of the law that banned the ‘intentional promotion’ of homosexuality in schools, risk-taking theatre company Breach are making a musical about Section 28. T…

SOURCE: The Independent at 01:30AM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

First Look at SELLING KABUL - Signature Theatre by Signature Theatre

Selling Kabul February 21 – April 2, 2023 For tickets visit SigTheatre.org A suspenseful drama about family and sacrifice from an exciting new voice. In 2013, a sister secretly shelters …

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:07PM
Sunday, February 26, 2023

Gleason Under Glass: The Great One in TV Variety by Trav S.D.

This is my eighth post about comedian Jackie Gleason (1916-87), including an overview of his entire career, a piece on The Honeymooners, a look at his movies of the ’60s, ones dedicated to…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 11:11AM
Sunday, February 19, 2023

Unexpected Twist review – Oliver gets a phone in beatboxing version of Dickens’s classic by Arifa Akbar

Royal and Derngate theatre, NorthamptonMichael Rosen’s update of Oliver Twist gets the musical treatment in this high-energy show about a schoolgirl ensnared by a street gang Charles Dicke…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:21AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

In Rehearsals with SELLING KABUL at Signature Theatre by Signature Theatre

SELLING KABUL February 21 – April 2, 2023 A suspenseful drama about family and sacrifice from an exciting new voice. In 2013, a sister secretly shelters her translator brother from an in…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:43PM
Sunday, February 12, 2023

Aimee Lou Wood: ‘I am a wrecking ball of emotion’ by Eva Wiseman

Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood’s emotions simmer just below the surface. And it’s exactly this quality that makes her such a luminous actor. She opens up about bullying, bodies and pla…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:00AM
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Amanda Seyfried to Play a Theatre Director in Atom Egoyan's SEVEN VEILS Film

Seyfried plays Jeanine, an earnest theatre director, who has been given the daunting task of remounting her former mentor’s most famous work, the opera Salome. Haunted by dark and disturbi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:09PM
Friday, February 3, 2023

Of Kenneth Anger and Hollywood Babylon by Trav S.D.

Unthinkably, blasphemously, through some apparent pact with Satan, film-maker, author, fabulist and provocateur Kenneth Anger (Kenneth Anglemyer, b. 1927) still lives. At the time of the pre…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 11:11AM
Monday, January 16, 2023

Offal Endings by Scotty Bennett

"Offal Endings" is billed as "a dark comedy" but it is more of a drama with some comedic elements. It grapples with complicated subjects and is not always successful. It "reads" better than …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 04:03PM
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Dan Giovannoni on devising DARKNESS by Gabi Bergman

The past haunts the present, and the present is a kaleidoscope of infinite possibilities. Set in the near future of

SOURCE: AussieTheatre.com at 12:51AM
Friday, December 30, 2022

OUR COUNTRY - UTR 2023 | The Public Theater by The Public Theater

OUR COUNTRY January 10 - January 22, 2023 Created by Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff Produced by Octopus Theatricals Executive/Creative Produced by Mara Isaacs Learn more: https://publicthea…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:18PM
Saturday, December 24, 2022

Off-Broadway Review: “Merrily We Roll Along” by David Roberts

It is difficult to believe that it has been a year since the death of Stephen Sondheim, one of the most prolific American composer and lyricists in the history of musical theatre. New York h…

SOURCE: Theatre Reviews Limited at 11:43AM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Watch: Go Inside the Interactive, Multi-Level Museum of Broadway by Playbill

The Museum of Broadway, the interactive, multi-floor museum located at 145 West 45th Street, opened its doors for the first time November 15. The new venue highlights more than 500 individua…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:18AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Auto-Engrain review – nightmarish tale of the slow creep of domestic abuse by Anya Ryan

King’s Head theatre, LondonHelena Collins O’Connor writes and performs a monologue that makes a powerful statement about this stubborn and horrific issue “I’m going to rant for a bit…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

GOOD ENEMY by Sandi Durell

By Marcina Zaccaria . . . Slick and convincing, Good Enemy is more weighty than humorous, only sometimes erupting in a type of violence that is unfathomable. Driving the action is a humble…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:18AM
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Stefanie Batten Bland on her new work "Embarqued: Stories of Soil" Premiering at BAM Fisher Fishman Space- Next Wave 2022 by The Dance Enthusiast

In THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ASKS: Stefanie Batten Bland on her new work "Embarqued: Stories of Soil" Premiering at BAM Fisher Fishman Space- Next Wave 2022": I realized that memorialization, the…

SOURCE: Dance Enthusiast at 12:00AM
Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Contingency Plan review – a double dose of climate crisis drama by Clare Brennan

Crucible, SheffieldSteve Waters’s newly revived and updated companion pieces about global heating have lost none of their urgency Steve Waters’s double bill about global heating, The Con…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM
Friday, October 21, 2022

“The Inheritance” at the Geffen – reviewed by Terry Morgan

The epigraph of E. M. Forster’s 1910 novel, Howards End, is “Only connect…” This motto mainly referred to opening oneself up to the world and other people for greater understanding a…

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 02:19PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

New Podcast By 'The Simpsons' Mike Reiss Travels Well -- And Hilariously by Frank Rizzo

When Mike Reiss takes a vacation, he often skips over the tried and true and heads for global hotspots like Iraq, Libya and North Korea. And cold-spots, too, like the Antarctica, Lizzie Bord…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 01:15PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022

Review: ‘Death of a Salesman’ on Broadway, starring Wendell Pierce, thrills in the present but struggles with the echoes of the past by Chris Jones

Arthur Miller would surely have been delighted at the idea of a revival of his masterful play with an all-Black Loman family. It only intensifies the story.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 09:00PM
Friday, September 30, 2022

Is This Land Our Land? by Lincoln Center

Presented in collaboration with New York Philharmonic and Macaulay Honors College The Unanswered Questions is a conversation series presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:38PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey are an inspired duo to lead the RSC by Michael Billington

An immense task awaits the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new artistic directors who must attract top talent, prioritise verse-speaking and combine classic repertory and contemporary drama It…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:55PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Agonized parents deal with a son’s incurable illness in ‘Jasper’ at Off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center by Deb Miller

Winner of the TRU New Voices Award in 2018, Jasper, written by Grant MacDermott and produced by Yonder Window Theatre Company, is now making its powerful world premiere in a limited Off-Bro…

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 07:30PM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 9-11 - See Kate Baldwin, André De Shields, a new sci-fi musical and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Family Album review – Alan Ayckbourn’s playful snapshot of social flux by Mark Fisher

Stephen Joseph theatre, ScarboroughSkipping between three generations from the 50s to the present, this occasionally poignant play pulls back from the emotional force of its concept At 83, A…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:55AM
Sunday, September 4, 2022

The Steamie review – memories of postwar Glasgow speak to the present by Clare Brennan

Dundee RepTony Roper’s 1987 play conjures a vanished world whose hardship and longing for community feel nonetheless familiar The world of The Steamie is long gone. Public laundries, where…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:03AM

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