Sunday, March 29, 2020

Online Buyers For Powell’s Are So Rapacious That Company Recalls 100 Laid-Off Workers by Artsjournal2

Some of the still laid-off Powell’s staff are unhappy with the way the company has handled the store closures and layoffs, but for others, the present is a little rosier. CEO Emily Powell …

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Croft review – a contagion story with uncanny resonance by Arifa Akbar

Available onlineMoving between three timelines of women who go against the grain, Philip Franks’s haunted-house production cranks up the tension The Croft is a haunted house story that has…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Round House Theatre’s 2020-2021 season: dementia, magic, blues, terrorism, bonding and broken glass by Tim Treanor

Round House Theatre’s 2020-2021 season brings the past into the present, then hits us with two world premieres and concludes with a raucous contemporary favorite known as a showcase for fi…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Almanac: Ulysses Grant on slavery and the future by Terry Teachout

“For the present, and so long as there are living witnesses of the great war of sections, there will be people who will not be consoled for the loss of a cause which they believed to be ho…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

L M Feldman’s Thrive wins ASC’s Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries competition; 2021 submission guidelines announced by Tim Treanor

If the present ceaselessly calls out to the past in life — and it does — it also does so in art. So, for example, we have many iterations of Jane Austen’s novels cast in the present da…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

‘A snapshot of a past that recently bled into the present’: NOT QUITE JERUSALEM – Finborough Theatre by Shanine Salmon

What makes Not Quite Jerusalem such a vivid and enjoyable play, is the nuanced and recognisable characters – backed here by exemplary performances from a talented cast.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Writing the "Women's History" of Broadway by Angela Tricarico

by Angela Tricarico Heather Lang (photo by Corinne Louie…

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Ballet Vlaanderen by Sheila Kogan

Ballet Vlaanderen was founded in 1969 by dancer/choreographer Jeanne Brabants, and the present artistic director since 2015 is Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who is known for his own award-winning ch…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

‘Designing Women’ Play Will Debut This Year by Gabe Cohn

A new play by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the creator of the 1980s and ’90s sitcom, will bring the show’s characters into the present day.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

“I Am Now Ready To Make My Broadway Debut.” by Angela Tricarico

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Review: Amsterdam, Theatre Royal Plymouth by Alexander Pearn

Review: Amsterdam, Theatre Royal Plymouth 2.0stars Amsterdam serves as a warning for the present so as to avoid repeating mistakes of the past. Beautifully written, the show slowly unravels …

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

A New Opera In LA Shows The Area’s Rich And Tragic History by Artsjournal2

MacArthur winner Yuval Sharon says it’s time for opera to reckon with the past. “Sweet Land has been described by its creators as ‘an opera that erases itself.’ It achieves an effect…

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Review: Birth, Richard Burton Theatre by Emma Robinson

Review: Birth, Richard Burton Theatre 4.0stars The present unfolds, the past is revealed to be fragile and the future has to be written over, as Birth interweaves three generations of women …

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Perfect Arrangement’ at Silver Spring Stage by Norah Dick

An appropriate subtitle for “Perfect Arrangement,” a highly attractive period piece now at Silver Spring Stage, could be “The Way We Never Were.” A satire of 1950s conventionality, t…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Watergate meets His Girl Friday: Irish news caper The Fall of the Second Republic by Helen Meany

A vaudeville thriller set around a Dublin newspaper in 1973 uses knockabout humour to parallel modern-day geopolitics ‘General swearing and delight” is playwright Michael West’s winnin…

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Chicano icons Culture Clash back to stir things up at Berkeley Rep by David John Chávez, Correspondent

Chicano stage troupe Culture Clash returns to Berkeley Rep to parody the present while honoring its past.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Number review – Caryl Churchill's clone fable counts cost of progress by Arifa Akbar

Bridge theatre, London Roger Allam plays a father with multiple versions of the same son in a drama that feels like an early noughties Black Mirror Caryl Churchill wrote A Number in 2002, wh…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

William Katt and “The Greatest American Hero” by Trav S.D.

The Dynamite cover below prompts the present memory of the tv show The Greatest American Hero (1981-83) which we post on the birthday of its star William Katt (b. 1951). Katt is the son of t…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Review: In ‘Leopoldstadt,’ Tom Stoppard Reckons With His Jewish Roots by Ben Brantley

In what he says will probably be his last work, a master playwright finds urgent lessons for the present in the past of a Viennese family.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A History Of Poets Laureate by Artsjournal

The poet laureate tradition is long. Poet laureates were first recognized in Italy during the fourteenth century. Ben Jonson became England’s first poet laureate in 1616, although the firs…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Call Answered: Daniel Cainer: "Jewish Chronicles" at SoHo Playhouse by Adam Rothenberg

After a sold-out run in October, SoHo Playhouse presents the return of Daniel Cainer’s Jewish Chronicles. Feuding tailors, a cocaine-addicted rabbi & a Jewish woman who joins a fundame…

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Take The Plunge by Leah Richards

Take The Plunge Leah Richards February 10, 2020 - 11:22 Topics Theater Review Tags off broadway …

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

How The Right Conductor And The Right Orchestra Can Make A Statement by Artsjournal

Alex Ross: “For the most part, the classical-music world is in need of conductors with broad horizons, who can guide audiences from a passive worship of the past to an active awareness of …

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Netflix Says ‘The Crown’ Will End One Season Earlier Than It Was Supposed To by Artsjournal2

Well, this is interesting. As the series gets closer and closer to the present, perhaps some members of the Royal Family have expressed strong displeasure. One wonders. In any case: The role…

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW David Dean Bottrell Interview: "David Dean Bottrell Makes Love" Returns by Adam Rothenberg

In 2019, David Dean Bottrell had the NYC premiere of his new one-man show David Dean Bottrell Makes Love at Dixon Place. After a successful run in Los Angeles, David felt it was time for New…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

FIRST LOOK: Eclipse Theatre premiere The Gift juxtaposes Victorian & modern Britain by Terri Paddock

Janice Okoh's new Black history play The Gift juxtaposes a story from Queen Victoria's 19th-century royal circle with the present day. Just opened at Belgrade Theatre, it now transfers to Lo…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Lonely at the Top: A Review of Top Girls at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company by Ben Kaye

This production of Caryl Churchill's 1982 play attempts to examine the present by looking to the past.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dramaturgs Reflect on the ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group (DRFG) Part II: The Present by Walter Byongsok Chon

The annual ATHE (Associations for Theatre in Higher Education) conference took place in Orlando, FL, from August 7 to 11, 2019, with the theme, “Scene Changes: Performing, Teaching, and Wo…

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

English National Opera announces plans for more inclusive opera industry

The English National Opera has announced today (14 January 2020) a new phase in its diversification strategy aimed at making the opera industry more inclusive, accessible, and representative…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Drawing on the Past, Living in the Present, Dreaming of the Future by Jesse Green and Ben Brantley

A jazz memoirist, a Palestinian rocketeer and Mexican myths set to music kick off the Public Theater’s annual festival of adventurous work from across the globe.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Scholar Gertrude Himmelfarb, 94 by Artsjournal

Few families contributed as much to modern conservatism, although they did so in different ways. While her husband helped organize an influential network of politicians, think tanks and medi…

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