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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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Australian Company to Stream Will Eno's Thom Pain Globally by Olivia Clement

Toby Schmitz, seen on Broadway in The Present, will perform the play.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Pandemic Diary June: Characters Filled with Fight by Nicole Serratore

I’ve felt quite precious about some of the shows I’ve been watching during the pandemic. Something about the vulnerability of the characters has made me protective of them. Maybe my hea…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Auction houses tear up the rule book

Covid-19 has forced auctioneers to rethink their businesses, both for the present and the post-crisis era

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Homemakers review – future dreams and present nightmares by Catherine Love

Available online Manchester’s Home stages a lockdown all-nighter exploring students’ dreams, alongside time-capsule plays about spiralling social media horrors and disrupted lives ‘We…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

GUM: Out in the World — pleasant, dreamy and vague

The album peddles ’60s nostalgia but its contemporary tracks show Jay Watson is better off in the present

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Almanac: George Saintsbury on the test of good criticism by Terry Teachout

“I wish that I could save myself constant repetition by printing across the dog’s-ear place of these pages the warning, ‘Never judge a critic by your agreement with his likes and disl…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How Nostalgia Gets Us Launched Into The Future by Artsjournal

Long derided as a crutch, something we fall back on when the appeal of the present dims, nostalgia is a surprisingly sturdy launch point into the future. Not only does it ground us mentally …

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Invisible Diaries: “Possession” by Katalin Trencsényi

This post is dedicated to theatre-makers everywhere in the world. In his book, Epidemics and Society, From the Black Death to the Present, Frank M. Snowden makes an important observation: …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Theatre Is Magic Is Theatre for Helder Guimarães by American Theatre Editors

With his Geffen Stayhouse show 'The Present,' the illusionist aims to make a connection among dazzled, far-flung audiences via Zoom.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Geffen Playhouse Extends Virtual, Interactive The Present by Olivia Clement

Illusionist Helder Guimarães' newest live show, presented on Zoom, includes a package delivery to every audience member's home.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

What's Streaming? A Chita Rivera Concert, Off-Broadway Productions, and More

Check out other popular shows like Menopause The Musical, School Girls, and the Geffen's captivating production of The Present.

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