Saturday, November 21, 2020

Uncle Vanya Review: Alan Cumming Complaining and Seducing on Zoom by New York Theater

Neil LaBute’s surprisingly faithful adaptation of Chekhov’s 1899 play nevertheless feels forged in the present day – even in this very moment: The proceedings remind me of a Thanksgivi…

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Monday, November 16, 2020

VIDEO: On This Day, November 16- MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Opens On Broadway!

Merrily We Roll Along is a compelling fable about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success. The story begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives three estrange…

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Friday, October 30, 2020

The Sound in Their Ears? Black Thinkers Sharing ‘Lessons in Survival’ by Jennifer Schuessler

A Vineyard Theater streaming project re-enacts verbatim interviews with James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and others to explore echoes between the past and the present.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Review: Ike Holter’s new audio play 'Put Your House in Order’ is a scary story set among Evanston’s lakefront liberals by Chris Jones

As presented by Chicago theater company The Roustabouts, this new audio play is about a virus, a liberal community and the present moment. Very scary for your Halloween listening.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Come From Away’s Caesar Samayoa Reveals His Dream for Broadway's Reopening by

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty palaces sitting in repose, waiting for the li…

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Old secrets haunt the present in ITV’s ghostly The Sister

Russell Tovey stars as a man forced to face his dark past after he is implicated in the disappearance of his wife’s sister

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Review: Call Me By My Name, Dazed New World Festival by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Call Me By My Name, Dazed New World Festival 3.0Overall Score Call Me By My Name is perhaps the very antithesis of Call Me By Your Name. One escapes the harsh realities of the presen…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Business of Show Biz: Planning In A Pandemic

by Velina Brown Q: I know that you?ve been teaching a goal-setting workshop for years that friends of mine have taken and enjoyed. Well these days, every ti…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Dublin theatre festival review – city's players adapt to age of Covid by Helen Meany

With productions staged live outdoors, livestreamed, or available online, this year’s festival fused the past with the present, and engaged an audience both present and remote “You see m…

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Dystopia on the air by Kaylen Ralph

A trifecta of radio plays examines the present through the lens of the past. Is life on Earth doomed? That’s the question at the heart of H.G. Wells’s scienc…

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Small Town Queer exhibition celebrates diversity in the Tweed

Exploring the rich tapestry of Tweed’s LGBTQIA+ history from the early 1900s to the present, the Tweed Regional Museum is launching its first digital exhibition and collections project, Sm…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Art Basel’s OVR:2020 — a window on to the present

The fair’s latest Online Viewing Rooms are focused on works made this year

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On the Couch with Steph Tisdell by Arts Review

Who is Steph Tisdell? Some weirdo who talks too much and want to love everything / everyone. What would you do differently from what you do now? Nothing really. Part of being grateful, to me…

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Joy, radicalism and bare bottoms: the Young Vic turns 50 by Michael Billington

The giant street party has been cancelled. But there are still plans to celebrate the theatre that wowed young crowds, championed black playwrights and conjured finales from Italian cuisine …

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

8 Ideas for Socially Distanced Shakespeare by Performerstuff

8 Ideas for Socially Distanced Shakespeare Written by: Rose Helsinger September 6, 2020 Everyone in the theatrical world is adapting to Covid-19 and doing their best to create safe, en…

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

BWW Blog: Now Is The Time/No Time Like The Present

I've been acting since 1989 - a union member of both major acting unions since the late 1990's/early 2000's. During my career, I've been described as a 'working actor,' an 'actor's actor' an…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Inside The Brains Of Jazz Improvisers by Artsjournal

“How do singers such as Betty Carter take command of the present moment, seemingly bending reality to their will? While more romantic notions of creativity might point to Carter, and other…

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Helder Guimarães's The Present to Conclude in October With Global Streaming Event

Tickets for the acclaimed Geffen Playhouse virtual production will be available worldwide.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Acting Couple Hadley Fraser & Rosalie Craig to Star in New Musical Before After in London by Lindsey Sullivan

Real-life couple Hadley Fraser and Rosalie Craig will perform together in Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman's new musical love story Before After. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pa…

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Monday, August 24, 2020

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Talk Shutdown, the State of the Industry, and A Hopeful Future

See some familiar Broadway faces including Brian Stokes Mitchell, David Henry Hwang, John Lithgow, Christine Baranski, and more join the feature to discuss their experiences in the coronav…

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‘Belabored’ by Lyz Lenz by T.s. Mendola

Lyz Lenz’s ‘Belabored’ offers no solutions to the rampant anxieties of the present, but its bold centering of the realities of pregnant bodies offers something we may need even more. T…

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The Grim Silence Of The Present Makes For An Eerie Vacation by Artsjournal2

The NYT‘s classical music critic isn’t truly enjoying his time off because there hasn’t been very much time on. “The shutdowns have been devastating for American classical music, g…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Speeches for Characters Coming Out of their Shells by Performerstuff

Speeches for Characters Coming Out of their Shells Written by Amanda Grace August 12, 2020 A wise ogre once said that people are like onions, and these characters are full of layers. Fr…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Blindness review – blazing pandemic tale is brilliantly too close for comfort by Kate Wyver

Donmar Warehouse, LondonJosé Saramago’s timely, sinister story of a world in chaos reopens the theatre after lockdown and is narrated with savage rage by Juliet Stevenson After four month…

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Irish Rep's "Pumpgirl" Drives Too Hard by Broadwayandme

The monologue play is an odd hybrid. Unlike traditional monologues in which one actor talks directly to the audience, it usually features three or more performers. But unlike traditional pla…

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Question: What Makes a Modern Musical? Replies From: "Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice," "Romeo & Bernadette" & &quo by Broadwayandme

Wither the musical? Not the jukebox musical or the ones that strap themselves to popular movies like a shipwreck victim clinging to a lifeboat or even those with rock scores whose songs self…

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The Clever Mysteries of “The Headlands” by Broadwayandme

Christopher Chen’s intriguing memory play The Headlands works on so many levels that it’s hard for me to keep track of all of them. It starts out as a crime procedural centered around …

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman & More Stars Team Up for Theatre Community Fund by Lindsey Sullivan

A starry group is coming together for a great cause. Some of the United Kingdom’s artists and entertainment professionals have teamed up to create the Theatre Community Fund in support of …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Listening to Songs of Leonard Cohen: singing sadness to sadness in these anxious times by Arts Review

If anyone can express the particularities of distress, it is surely the artists; and they are surely needed at times like the present – times when uncertainty, anxiety and, for too many pe…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

A Promise For More Diversity But What Are Theatres Actually Doing? by Emma Rogerson

For theatres, these last few months have been critical, but these next few months are essential. Emma Rogerson discusses the present and future pressures on UK theatres and whether, in the f…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Plague on Your Houses: Reading Covid-19 Into Disease Onstage by Maya Phillips

Efforts like ‘The Oedipus Project’ are worthy, but in an attempt to draw contemporary parallels, they can misread drama and mislead about the present.

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