Monday, August 19, 2019

Fancy Maids by Angela Tricarico

Fancy Maids at the Rave Theater Festival Review by Anna Altheide Fancy Maids …

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Review: The Burning, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: The Burning, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars “Our ancestors are calling. Let me take you back!” Four women cry, wrapped in long, dark robes with hoods tied at the …

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Dave Malloy to Portray Author Herman Melville in His Moby-Dick Musical at A.R.T. by Andy Lefkowitz

Dave Malloy is headed back to the stage in his latest musical. The acclaimed creator of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 will play "Melville," a role inspired by Moby-Dick autho…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Epiphany review – the meaning of ritual in a post-religious world by Helen Meany

Town Hall theatre, Galway There are echoes of Joyce and Beckett as guests gather at a dinner party and grapple with their own disconnectedness A highly strung dinner-party host looks set for…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Book Review: Unburied by Debra Cash

David Treuer's expansive new history of native America from 1890 to the present looks with skeptical, Indian eyes from inside simplistic American symbols and narratives. The post Book Review…

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

What It’s Like To Try To Drag The 92-Year-Old Academy Of Motion Pictures Into The Present by Artsjournal

Eight years of change, controversy, criticism and occasional chaos have turned a Hollywood fixture, with all the pertinent connotations of calcification, into a roiling center of conversatio…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Class of 2019: Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers gets the modern reboot by Justine Jordan

A ‘girl power’ stage show, a BBC drama and new, more diverse short stories ... will Blyton’s classic school series capture a new generation? A station in London: excited children gathe…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

How Can Anyone Afford Quitting A Job To Become A Full-time Artist? by Artsjournal2

That seems a little impractical, no? Well, marry someone who makes a good income, stop taking massive holiday trips, and focus on small things in the present, says one artist. – The Guardi…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Damned review – Ivo van Hove's Third Reich thriller is riveting by Michael Billington

Barbican, LondonThis adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1969 film, performed by the Comédie-Française, is full of startling set pieces When Luchino Visconti’s movie, The Damned, opened i…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

‘Naturally engages the audience’s empathy’: WOKE – Battersea Arts Centre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Written and performed by Apphia Campbell, Woke connects the experiences of the civil rights movement in the 1960s-70s with events of the present day.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Melbourne Modern: European art and design at RMIT since 1945 by Arts Review

On display from 21 June 2019, a new exhibition at the RMIT Gallery traces the lasting impact of European influence on generations of RMIT teachers and students to the present day in Melbourn…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Vienna Festival Makes Sense of the Present by Pulling From the Past by A. J. Goldmann

Several works in the 2019 Wiener Festwochen use the classics to respond to contemporary upheaval.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Mallory Catlett by Zack Calhoon

Mallory Catlett is an OBIE Award-winning creator and director of performance across disciplines from opera to installation art. She is the artistic director of RESTLESS NYC (www.restlessprod…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Is Dancing An Essential Evolutionary Process That’s Hardwired Into Us? by Artsjournal

“What if humans are the primates whose capacity to dance (shared by some birds and mammals) was the signature strategy enabling the evolution of a distinctively large and interconnected br…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

I Interview Playwrights Part 1043: Normandy Sherwood by Adam Szymkowicz

Photo by Jody Christopherson Normandy Sherwood Hometown: Olney, MD Current Town: Brooklyn, NY. Q:  Tell me about Madame Lynch. A:  Madame Lynch herself was Eliza Lynch, a 19th century woma…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Citysong review – Dublin shimmers in poetic celebration of the cycle of life by Helen Meany

Abbey, DublinA versatile cast and evocative setting bring to life Dylan Coburn Gray’s award-winning script, which follows a taxi driver’s journey through an eclectic Dublin family In Dyl…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

‘Highlighting its relevance to the present climate’: HENRY V – Cirencester ★★★★ by Debbie Gilpin

Henry V at The Barn Theatre, Cirencester is an exceptionally well conceived production, with a clear focus on storytelling and great visuals – a Henry V for our times.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Spotlight On...Gabriel Maria Rodriguez by Michael Block

Name: Gabriel Maria RodriguezHometown: Mamaroneck, NYEducation: Mamaroneck High School, BFA in Acting from Emerson College, ongoing participant in The Michael Chekhov School in Hudson, NYFav…

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BWW Review: DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS), Lyric Hammersmith by Debbie Gilpin

Bring it down. Bring it all down and start again An unexpected European election day in the UK and anticipation of Theresa May's resignation formed the backdrop for Kneehigh's London press n…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Perilous orchestra life by Artsjournal1

Another subject that ought to be in the book I’ve imagined, one about the history of US orchestras from the 1980s to the present: structural deficits. – Greg Sandow

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Call Redialed: NEW Andrew Lippa Interview: "The Man In The Ceiling", "Unbreakable", and "John & Jen" by Adam Rothenberg

Four years after our first interview together, I’m thrilled to be able to catch up with Emmy winner and Tony/Grammy nominee Andrew Lippa to discuss the release of his recent cast recording…

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Back to the Future: The Musical finally sets 2020 world premiere by Nick Romano

Let’s go back… back… back… to the year 2012, when Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis and co-screenwriter Bob Gale had plans for a musical based on their time-tripping 1985 m…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

New York Opera Fest: LOTNY’s ‘Owen Wingrave’ by Benjamin Britten by Patricia Contino

The Metropolitan Opera season is over and summer festivals featuring opera (Bard, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, not to mention Saratoga Springs and Tanglewood for long weekends) are months away, …

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Bitch on Heat by Arts Review

With Bitch on Heat, artist Leah Shelton traces a path from antiquity to the present-ish with an anarchic autopsy of sexism in a patriarchal society. Or rather, it would be an autopsy if the…

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus - A Missed Opportunity by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander No one involved in the theatre sets out to present a bad play; producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom notwithstanding. However sometimes one gets so enamored of …

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Dancing José Limón’s ‘The Traitor’ at the University of Florida: The old made anew by Admin

Some stories — and thus, some dances — are simply timeless. At the same time, there may very well be creative choices within works from the past — even if they feel timeless — that d…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Mistress Contract review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘an engagingly performed revival’ by David Pollock

In the hermetically sealed environment of a Los Angeles beach house, an experiment unfolds from 1981 until more or less the present

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

‘Powerfully uncomfortable play’: STARVED – Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★ by Elaine C

Starved is yet another good example of the great work being performed within pub theatres at the present time.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Rosmersholm, Duke of York's Theatre review - little-known Ibsen lands with force by Matt Wolf

Ian Rickson finds the fury and dynamism in a piece of Ibsen esoterica The past haunts the present and looks likely to torpedo the future in Rosmersholm, the lesser-known Ibsen play now rece…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Reverse Gentrification of the Future Now: Essay by Rasheedah Phillips by Raina Searles

Commissioned in conversation with Moor Mother’s Circuit City, running this June 20–22, as part of the High Pressure Fire Service series. The present realities of housing for low-income …

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Les Vents Français: Moderniste

For their fifth album, the wind/brass ensemble breathes new life into French classical music from the early 20th century to the present day

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