Monday, October 22, 2018

Angela Baumgardner & Pedro Ka’awaloa Will Lead the Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I by Ryan Gilbert

Newcomers Angela Baumgardner and Pedro Ka'awaloa will star in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, respectively. …

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

The past ‘caught up with the present’ for Ain’t Too Proud writer Dominique Morisseau by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau “wanted to make sure that the show can speak to a generation that did not grow up on The Temptations.”

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hitler’s Tasters by David Kaufman

Though its title couldn’t be clearer or more transparent, "Hitler’s Tasters" proves anything but that, as it merges the past, when Hitler was still alive, with the present, when fresh au…

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Liedermatinee Christian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber at National Theater, Germany by Blouin Artinfo

Liedermatinee Christian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber will perform on September 29, 2018 at National Theater, Germany.Christian Gerhaher studied singing at the University of Music and Performi…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

'Agathes Wunderkoffer: Saxophöngetön' at Musikverein, Vienna by Blouin Artinfo

Vienna’s Musikverein will present, "Agathes Wunderkoffer: Saxophongeton (Agatha’s Box of Wonders: Sounds of Saxophone),” as part of the concert series for children aged 3 to 4, and fam…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Prize Fighter by Arts Review

In the present, Isa is a skilled young Congolese boxer in Australia coming up on his most important fight yet. In the past, Isa is a child soldier struggling to retain a grip on his humanity…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

300 new items on display in Australia’s largest exhibition dedicated to books by Arts Review

State Library Victoria’s free World of the Book exhibition has reopened with more than 300 new items on display including some never-before-exhibited material. The exhibition in the Librar…

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Review: I’m Not Running at the National Theatre by Simon Gwynn

Uncanny valley: David Hare's satire of Labour politics might be set in the present day, but it belongs in another era. The post Review: I’m Not Running at the National Theatre appeared…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

In the Moment: ‘Heisenberg’ at Signature Theatre by David Siegel

With notes at the top of his work Heisenberg, playwright Simon Stephens gives undecorated, clear direction to theater companies for his expectations when producing the play: The present day.…

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Yetide Badaki Joins ‘This is Us’ in Recurring Role by Blouin Artinfo

Yetide Badaki will be seen playing the role of Nigerian immigrant Chichi in NBC drama series “This Is Us.”American Gods star Yetide Badaki has joined the NBC drama series “This Is Us…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Business of Show Biz: Attempted Sexual Assault

by Velina Brown Editor?s Note: Our Business of Show Biz maven, Velina Brown, is on vacation this month. So, we?re bringing back a column from 2015 about responding to an atte…

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Leo Butler, playwright: ‘I want to take the audience on a trip’ by Interview By Holly Williams

The Sheffield-born writer tells how taking part in a clinical trial on LSD gave him the chance to relive his youth – and the subject for his new playLeo Butler was born in Sheffield in 197…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Francesco Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” at The Metropolitan Opera House, New York by Blouin Artinfo

Francesco Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” will be on stage from December 31, 2018 through January 26, 2019 at The Metropolitan Opera House, New York.“Adriana Lecouvreur” unfolds in Pa…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Tribalism and Repose: A Preview of Prakriti: A History of the Present by Sharon Hoyer

Ishti employs their unique blend of classical Indian dance, Indian folk and tribal dance, martial arts and contemporary Western dance to investigate what aspects of our human nature have bro…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Steel review – sharp-witted political drama from Chris Bush by Catherine Love

Crucible, SheffieldBush tackles sexism and racial prejudice in a cross-generational commentary on contemporary politicsIn Chris Bush’s new play, steel is a multi-faceted metaphor. It’s r…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

BWW Review: Richard Nelson Gives UNCLE VANYA The Rhinebeck Treatment by Michael Dale

For the better part of the present decade, playwrightdirector Richard Nelson has been going seriously Chekhovian, first with a quartet of plays set during the Obama years in the Rhinebeck, N…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Ron Canada by Zack Calhoon

Ron Canada (Director/Executive Producer) was born and raised in NYC. His directing credits include "The Invested" (4th Street Theater, NY), "Lights Up on the Fade Out" (Lillian Theatre, CA),…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Theater Preview: “Frederick Douglass NOW” — History in the Present Tense by Susan B. Apel

The performer's question is direct: has the talented orator anything to say about race in today’s America? The answer is a galvanizing yes.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

State Theatre Company South Australia reveals 2019 Season by Arts Review

From an all-female version of an Australian classic to the return of a record-breaking hit comedy and a festival highlight starring one of Australia’s brightest musical theatre personaliti…

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Monday, September 3, 2018

ON THE TOWN… with Chip Deffaa … September 3rd 2018 by Admin

For my column this week, I’d like to both look ahead–discussing a new show that I think has a very bright future, “Be More Chill”–and look back–discussing some of the memorable s…

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Friday, August 24, 2018

The Road to Englistan, BBC2 — code-switching and chameleoning

Riz Ahmed’s series is a multi-generational saga about a Pakistani family in Britain from the ’70s to the present day

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Delayed exposure: contemporary photography in China

A look at the present state of the medium as a 1999 show closed by the authorities in Shanghai is re-staged

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Revamped ‘FringeNYC’ Returns in October: A Conversation with Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy by Deb Miller

Following last year’s hiatus, FringeNYC – the New York International Fringe Festival – returns in October with a new structure and focus. Elena K. Holy, Producing Artistic Director…

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Carina Salvado’s ‘Fado Moderno’ at Opéra de Lyon by Blouin Artinfo

As part of the ongoing Peristyle Festival, Carina Salvado’s will be performing ‘Fado Moderno’ a compilation of some of her selected works at Opera de Lyon from 16-18 August. While Cari…

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Free and Proud review at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh – ‘slick but dispiriting’ by Paul Vale

In order to make sense of the present, it’s important to examine the past. This is the earth-shattering revelation made by New

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Jessie Cave: Sunrise review – a twisted indie romcom in standup form by Brian Logan

The Stand, EdinburghThe comic’s tangled personal life is the subject of bracingly raw scrutiny in this dazzling display of soul-searching comedyThere’s intimate standup comedy, and then …

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Erinn Holmes by Zack Calhoon

Erinn Holmes is a farm girl from Illinois.  Favorite roles include the Judge in Jericho (Attic Theater Company), Jory in Disgraced (Fulton Theater), and Lainie in Two Rooms (Crane …

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Brecht on Brecht by Sandra Mardenfeld

Brecht on Brecht takes the work of dramatist Bertolt Brecht, a polarizing post-war Germany writer whose work criticized anti-Semitism and fascism, and compiles a provocative grouping of his …

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Promethean announces 2018-19 season, including a revival of 'Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde' by Kt Hawbaker

On Tuesday, Promethean Theatre Ensemble announced the lineup of its 2018-19 season, a trio of shows that use the past to illuminate the present. Kicking things off in the fall will be Tom St…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Odds & Ends: Great Comet Alum Gelsey Bell Set for True-Crime Concert Angelmakers & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Great Comet Alum Gelsey Bell Set for True-Crime Concert Angelmakers Gelsey Bell, the power-voiced alum of Broadway's …

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Chill out — Cirque Dreams Holidaze will return to the Chicago Theatre this December by Kt Hawbaker

It’s mid-July, the air is heavy with humidity and the best a/c in town is on the CTA — there’s no time like the present to fantasize about the winter holidays. On Monday, Cirque Dreams…

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