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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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

80 Years Ago Today: The 1939 New York World’s Fair Opens by Trav S.D.

This post is adapted from a talk I gave at the Queens Theatre on April 28, 2019. The present post is a very truncated version and includes only a couple of the 120 or so images I used in my …

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Almanac: John R. Allen on belief in times of trial by Terry Teachout

“The things of men will break—whether weapons, machines or bodies. When that time comes, know what you believe. It will be the only thing that keeps you going.” John R. Allen (quoted i…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dave Malloy & Rachel Chavkin to Debut Moby-Dick Musical at American Repertory Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin are teaming up again. The Tony-nominated masterminds behind Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 will offer up their world premiere musical adaptation …

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Medieval Monks Were A Distracted Lot. Here’s How They Focused by Artsjournal

It occurred to historian Jamie Kreiner that the monks she studied spent a lot of their time trying to figure out how to stay focused. And maybe their advice might be useful to the present-da…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tootsie, with Santino Fontana, gets all dressed up for Broadway: EW review by Breanne L. Heldman

Tootsie opens with a groan: A kitschy New York City set and far-too-happy, brightly dressed city dwellers singing about how everyone is so ambitious and everything’s so delicious in the bi…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Breaking: Present-Day Adaptation of OKLAHOMA! in the Works for TV by BroadwayWorld

Skydance Television today announced that it has partnered with The Rodgers amp Hammerstein Organization and Concord to develop an original television series inspired by the hit Broadway musi…

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Will Serve as Basis for New TV Series by Andy Lefkowitz

Oklahoma! is headed to the small screen. The iconic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, which is currently receiving an innovative revival on Broadway, will serve as the inspiration for an or…

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‘Oklahoma!’ Being Adapted For TV; John Lee Hancock & Bekah Brunstetter To Write After Skydance Partners With Rodgers & Hammerstein by Peterdeadline

Hit Broadway musical Oklahoma! is coming to television for the first time after Jack Ryan producer Skydance Television partnered with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and music fir…

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Chris Cragin Day by Zack Calhoon

Chris Cragin-Day-NYC Credits: Off-Bway: Martin Luther on Trial (developed w/ Max McLean); Off-0ff Bway: A Woman (one-act) 59E59th’s 2017 Summer Shorts; The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

I Interview Playwrights Part 1035: Chris Cragin-Day by Adam Szymkowicz

Chris Cragin-DayCurrent Town: Weehawken, NJQ: Tell me about The Rare Biosphere:A:  The few months leading up to the 2016 presidential election I was teaching a class of college Freshman, …

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

“Mergers and Accusations” by Eleanor Wong at the Esplanade Theatres, Singapore by Blouin Artinfo

The Singaporean playwright Eleanor Wong’s classic play “Mergers and Accusations,” will soon be on stage at the Esplanade Theatres, Singapore. The play, which has been commissioned and …

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Stephen Sondheim Trubute by Barry Gordin

Lyrics & Lyricists celebrated legendary composer Stephen Sondheim in "Wordplay" at the 92Y's renowned series on 3/30-4-1/19. By: Linda Amiel Burns April 2, 2019: In 1971 Stephen …

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“Miss British” at Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay, Singapore by Blouin Artinfo

The Art of Strangers, an independent creative collective based in Singapore, brings their latest production “Miss British,” at the Esplanade Theatres from April 4 through April 7, 2019. …

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Monday, April 1, 2019

That Blue Sky with Stephanie McKee of Junebug Productions by Jeffrey Mosser, Stephanie McKee

By Jeffrey Mosser, Stephanie McKee. “We look at three things, We look at the past, the present, and the possible.” Stephanie McKee

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A Festival of Korean Dance Returns to The Place for 2019 by BroadwayWorld

Following an inaugural year enjoyed by audiences and critics alike, A Festival of Korean Dance will return in 2019. Technology, philosophy, folk tales and feminism are among the subjects exp…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

VIDEO: John Lithgow and Blythe Danner Star in THE TOMORROW MAN Trailer by Stage Tube

John Lithgow is a man obsessed with the future. Blythe Danner is a woman trapped in the past. Together they have a chance to embrace the present. Watch the trailer for THE TOMORROW MAN below

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

‘The wisdom is in the casting’: KING LEAR – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Directed by James Eley, Shakespeare’s tale of ancient Albion, King Lear, is transposed to the turbulent times of the present day.

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