Saturday, January 19, 2019

“Nantucket Sleigh Ride” at Lincoln Center Theater, New York by Blouin Artinfo

The play “Nantucket Sleigh Ride,” a journey filled with elements of fantasy and mysticism starts its previews from February 21, 2019 at LCT’s New Claire Theater. LCT’s website d…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Local Hero Stage Musical Sets Casting for U.K. World Premiere by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for Local Hero, the new stage musical based on Bill Forsyth's acclaimed 1983 Scottish film. Featuring a book adapted by Forsyth and David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate…

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Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda:”Cosmic Raï” at Opera de Lyon by Blouin Artinfo

As part of Opera de Lyon’s Underground Concerts, Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda will perform at the Amphitheater on February 1, 2019.Opere de Lyon’s website mentions that this magnificent a…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

REVIEW: To Kill a Mockingbird by JK

Review of the Sunday, January 13, 2019 matinee performance at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre in New York City. Starring Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Will Pullen, Gideon Glick, Frederick We…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

On the Couch with Denis Beaubois by Arts Review

Who is Denis Beaubois? Someone who likes to ask questions. Someone who likes cycling. An artist and educator. A father and husband. Someone who is trying to be an optimist. What would you do…

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

George Reeves: A Superman Suicide? by Trav S.D.

January 5 is the birthday of my favorite of all the Supermans, George Reeves (1914-1959). Well I say that, but I have some catching up to do. I’ll be comparing all versions up to the p…

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

“The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” at Esplanade, Singapore by Blouin Artinfo

One of Shakespeare’s most riveting tragedies, “Hamlet” will be on stage in a production by Beijing’s Li Luyi Studio at Singapore’s Esplanade from February 15-17, 2019.Japanese cont…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Luke Jennings’s best dance of 2018 by Luke Jennings

Dark deeds made their presence felt, Akram Khan bowed out in style, and Marianela Nuñez entranced at every turn. See our top five list belowRead the Observer critics’ review of 2018 in fu…

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

After You’ve Gone — Marion Harris’s dramatic song was a New Year hit 100 years ago

The singer moves between self-pity and spite in a tune that has been widely covered right up to the present day

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Monday, December 24, 2018

The Mendelssohn Electric by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

Intended for young people and their families, the jokey dialogue will amuse teenagers as well as teach them about the glass ceiling that talented women have had to fight against up until the…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

How Do You Put Conrad’s ‘Heart Of Darkness’ Onto A Stage In 2019? Interrogate It — Hard. by Artsjournal1

“Heart of Darkness is, to use today’s parlance, problematic. … Whether [the novel] is ‘offensive and totally deplorable’, as [Chinua] Achebe insisted, or a searing crit…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Defacing Heart of Darkness: new plays tear down Conrad's colonialist tale by Matt Trueman

In two contrasting stagings of the novel, one renders it ridiculous while the other confronts the debate head onHeart of Darkness is, to use today’s parlance, problematic. More than 40 yea…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

The Cane, Royal Court, review: Mark Ravenhill's new play is clever, witty and slyly provocative by  paul Taylor,  paul Taylor

A baying mob of schoolchildren gang up on a teacher over his past use of the cane, in a play that asks if it's fair to judge past actions by the standards of the present

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

'To Kill a Mockingbird' on Broadway: Harper Lee's story is dragged into the present by Aaron Sorkin by Chris Jones

Ever since Gregory Peck, the Tom Hanks of his moment, starred in the film version of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1962, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch has been a symbol of Am…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

THE CHER SHOW – Déjà vu by Oscar E Moore

Déjà vu – a feeling of having already experienced the present situation, best describes this cursory, surreal, Reader’s Digest condensation, “This Is Your Life” Las Vegas type extr…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Best in Chicago Dance in 2018: Bold moves, Baryshnikov and old moves made new by Lauren Warnecke

This year, Chicago’s dance stages were filled with bold, ambitious programming, stunning revivals and work which responded to the present by reflecting on the past. It goes without saying …

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Model Apartment review – outrageously funny and breathtakingly horrifying by Clare Brennan

Ustinov, BathDiana Quick and Ian Gelder star as Holocaust survivors moving from New York to Florida in this superb production of Donald Margulies’s 80s black comedyFinely directed by Laure…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

‘We Are A Country That Has Lost Our Narrative’: What Lynn Nottage Learned In Reading, Pa. When She Was Researching ‘Sweat’ by Artsjournal1

“One of the first questions we asked was, how do you describe your city? People would respond by saying: ‘Reading was … ‘ They were incredibly nostalgic for this glor…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Playwright: Christina Ham by American Theatre Editors

One of this season's most-produced playwrights, Ham's work uses the past to shine a light on the present.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Torch review – so real it makes you want to reach out and help by Miriam Gillinson

Various locations, St Helen’sThis site-specific immersive theatre piece about local women’s lives across the decades inspires kindness and debateANU Productions have been talking and lis…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

On the Couch with Alexis van Maanen by Arts Review

Who is Alexis van Maanen? A woman. A performer. An animal lover. An animal and human rights activist. A food lover. An awesome friend and daughter. What would you do differently to what you …

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

‘Powerful, polished & utterly absorbing’: SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE BOY – Brockley Jack Theatre by Liz Dyer

Powerful, polished and utterly absorbing, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu’s Sweet Like Chocolate Boy explores the changing face of Black British identity and protest over the last three decades, …

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Leeds Is Channel 4’s New National Headquarters by Blouin Artinfo

British public-service television broadcaster Channel 4 has chosen Leeds as its new regional base. Channel 4 has recently announced Leeds as its new regional base and city beats like the Man…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Krapp’s Last Tape by Arts Review

After clearing his throat, Krapp’s first action is to check his pocket watch. Time is everything in Krapp’s Last Tape, as Krapp – an older man – retrieves, listens, and interacts wit…

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Maria Irene Fornes and Ntozake Shange: Lost to the present but harbingers of the future by Chris Jones

Every great playwright is a Cassandra — willing and able to warn of future disaster, should certain human tendencies go unchecked. But few relished that role with the intensity and complex…

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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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