Friday, June 24, 2022

What 'Epiphany' Awaits at This New Lincoln Center Theatre Play? - Brian Watkins on his haunting new drama inspired by James Joyce's 'The Dead' by Regina Robbins

Brian Watkins on his haunting new drama inspired by James Joyce's The Dead --- In Brian Watkins' eerie new play Epiphany, a houseful of party guests are on pins and needles waiting for the f…

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What 'Epiphany' Awaits at This New Lincoln Center Theater Play? - Playwright Brian Watkins and director Tyne Rafaeli on their haunting new production by Regina Robbins

Playwright Brian Watkins and director Tyne Rafaeli on their haunting new drama inspired by James Joyce's The Dead --- In Brian Watkins' eerie new play Epiphany, a houseful of party guests ar…

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

‘Lessons in Survival: 1971’ Review: The Past Echoes in the Present by Laura Collins-Hughes

The writer James Baldwin and the poet Nikki Giovanni are at the center of a crackling work of verbatim theater at the Vineyard Theater.

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A Black perspective on the French Revolution by Bridgette M. Redman

Sometimes to understand the present, we must look at the past.  In 2017, playwright Terry Guest grappled with how America could elect someone so outwardly racist as Donald Trump. It shocked…

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

20+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend June 17-20 - See Michael Urie in 'Jane Anger,' 'The Chinese Lady,' 'Gong Lum’s Legacy' and more by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, June 17 to Monday, June 20, for f…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Off-Broadway’s ‘Snow in Midsummer’ updates a 13th-century Chinese ghost story to the present by Deb Miller

A young widow is wrongfully executed for a murder she didn’t commit, precipitating a snowfall in June that bespeaks a heinous miscarriage of justice. Her ghost comes back to haunt the comm…

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The Daughters of Miriam — A Dramaturgical Exhibition by New York Theatre Workshop

THE VOICE LIVES! Zenzile Miriam “Mama Africa” Makeba’s legacy as an artist-activist reaches into the present and beyond, influencing a new generation of women musicians and performers…

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Sky of Darkness by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Following the lead of Francis Ford Coppola’s "Apocalypse Now," Siting Yang has updated Conrad’s "Heart of Darkness" to the present but left the story mainly set in Africa. In "Sky of Dar…

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Friday, May 27, 2022

Hitting the Right Notes When Setting History To Song by Jennifer Schuessler

“Hamilton”-mania opened a new chapter for stage musicals. But how have shows since balanced the complexities of the past and the politics of the present?

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Friday, May 20, 2022

We Are All Refugees: A Review of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Broadway in Chicago  by Dennis Polkow

When Israeli actor Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye intones the iconic line about villagers “trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune” without breaking one’s neck, our gaze takes in the …

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

American Music in a Changing America: A Panel Discussion on Latin Culture's Influence in the US by Lincoln Center

Generation after generation, America’s changing population has changed its musical landscape. Tune in for a conversation that explores the diversity of Latin music and culture, and how the…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

‘The story of the pioneering Jamaican nurse seems to get lost’: MARYS SEACOLE – Donmar Warehouse ★★ by Emma Clarendon

What I was expecting from Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play highlighting the story of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole was a straightforward biopic with her story being recounted maybe fr…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

OPAS Announces 50th Anniversary Season by Matthew Herzog

Kennedy Salters, Jisel Soleil Ayon and Gabriella Marzetta in Waitress. Photo by Jeremy Daniel. OPAS (College Station, TX) officials have announced the events coming to the 2022-2023 “Golde…

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Review: The Limón Dance Company Navigates the Present by Brian Seibert

The company, belatedly celebrating its 75th anniversary, presented a program with works by Limón and Doris Humphrey and a premiere by Olivier Tarpaga.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Let's Go There - With Garrett McQueen | Written in Stone by The Kennedy Center

“Let’s go there”—to the topics that challenge us or demand wrestling with. This series invites figures from arts, culture, academia, politics, and more to use opera as a prism to exa…

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

"Confederates” Surveys Some Common Ground Bridging the Past and the Present by Jan Simpson

In the opening monologue of Confederates, now running at the Pershing Square Signature Center through April 24, a college professor runs down a list of popular culture centered around slaver…

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Friday, April 8, 2022

The Meaning of Zong review – a masterful meditation on the legacy of slavery by Gareth Llŷr Evans

Bristol Old VicGiles Terera’s lyrical and inventive drama about a brutal episode in British history brims with urgency, pain and ultimately pride In November and December 1781, 132 enslave…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM
Monday, April 4, 2022

Review: ‘Take Me Out’ is playing in the wrong ballpark by Naveen Kumar

A star athlete comes out as gay, and the narrator asks, “Why now?” Greeting that question with a shrug, the revival of “Take Me Out” from Second Stage is a down-the-middle throwback …

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

‘Paradise Square’ Broadway Review: History Eludes Musical’s Big Reach by Greg Evans

Paradise Square makes quite the reach. A musical about the build-up to New York’s horrific Draft Riots of 1863 reaches to the past to tell us about the present. It reaches across cultures …

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Review: ‘Confederates’ Talks Race in Double Time by Maya Phillips

In Dominique Morisseau’s promising new play, the action is in the ideas and the setting bounces between the Civil War era and the present.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: Researching with NYPL's E-Resources and Other Databases by Camila Franco Diaz, Communications

Leer este post en español From September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The New York Public Library has created this list of free online resources to help you d…

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Finding Strength in the Dance Division Collections by Nypl Staff

Guest post by Mia Shapiro, a Jerome Robbins Dance Division Library Page. Autographed photograph of dancer Loie Fuller, 1914. NYPL Digital Collections, Image ID: ful010_026. This pas…

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

‘An important show deservedly being shared with a wider audience’: RIOT ACT – Stream Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Debbie Gilpin

This is a piece of verbatim theatre, telling three stories of queer activism from the mid-20th century to the present day; Alexis Gregory conducted interviews with Michael-Anthony Nozzi (a s…

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Two Billion Beats review – moving portrayal of sisterly love by Anya Ryan

Orange Tree theatre, LondonA politically minded teenager helps her sibling tackle bullies in a compelling coming of age drama “Play the game,” Asha’s mum tells her. After the gifted te…

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Friday, February 4, 2022

A Jewel of a Show: A Review of Gem of the Ocean at the Goodman Theatre by Hugh Iglarsh

As with the epic tales of the ancient world, the characters’ stories blend together into one complex, interrelated narrative that gives insight into the past and offers moral and practical…

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Monday, January 31, 2022

The Winston Machine review – the joys and dangers of dreaming about the past by Miriam Gillinson

New Diorama theatre, LondonA young woman escapes her present through reveries of her grandparents’ wartime romance in Kandinsky theatre’s playful, probing work The Winston Machine is a t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:03AM
Sunday, January 16, 2022

Saving Britney review – a Spears superfan breaks the ice by Anya Ryan

Old Joint Stock, BirminghamOne millennial’s lifelong infatuation with the star could have been interesting but this spirited solo performance fails to engage Oops she did it again. Britney…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:12PM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

‘I thought I’d written a stinker’ – Alistair McDowall on global hit Pomona and new play The Glow by Natasha Tripney

He’s written horrors, thrillers and sci-fi odysseys. As his new play about Victorian spiritualism opens, the dramatist explains why no territory is out of bounds for theatre, not even Plut…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:03PM
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

OUR COUNTRY - Under the Radar 2022 | The Public Theater by The Public Theater

OUR COUNTRY Created by Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff Produced by Octopus Theatricals Mara Isaacs, Executive/Creative Producer From the wild frontier to Ancient Greece, OUR COUNTRY unearths…

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Monday, December 27, 2021

‘A fine slice of time travel with an eye on contemporary political malaise’: BEST OF ENEMIES – Young Vic Theatre by Aleks Sierz

James Graham's latest history play has an eye on the present but a messy staging.

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

The Guardian view on Covid-hit arts: there is a solution | Editorial by Editorial

A short-time work scheme would help freelancers when the going gets tough It is not just the hospitality industry that is facing chaos in this moment of not-lockdown. The cultural sector, e…

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