Friday, September 18, 2020

New civil rights musical at TheaterWorks shows how protesting has changed in 50 years by Christopher Arnott

TheaterWorks Hartford is opening its new membership-based season of monthly online theater shows with a staged reading of a new musical, "At the River I Stand," about the 1968 Memphis Sanita…

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Goodspeed’s folksy outdoor concerts continue with David Lutken, who’s played Woody Guthrie and Will Rogers by Christopher Arnott

The Goodspeed is continuing its new outdoor "By the River" concert series with David Lutken of "Will Rogers Follies" and "Woody Sez" fame, Sept. 10-27.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

The river: a liquid history

From the tidal Thames to the Mississippi, rivers have been essential to human progress

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

London’s silver highway: photographs of the Thames at work

These archive images vividly capture the imperfect beauty of the river in the industrial age

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Review: After Miss Georgina Ballantine, Pitlochry Festival Theatre by Mirren Wilson

Review: After Miss Georgina Ballantine, Pitlochry Festival Theatre 4.0Stars Have you ever heard of Miss Georgina Ballantine? Let me tell you. On the 7 October 1922, Georgina Ballantine made …

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Reckoning With The Ugly Racist Origins Of Some Of American English’s Most Common Expressions by Artsjournal1

“‘Sold down the river.’ ‘Cakewalk.’ ‘Master and slave.’ American English is riddled with words and phrases with racist origins or undertones. Since the killing of George Floyd …

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Putting Up A Monument To The Unknown Enslaved People Of The United States by Artsjournal2

As the Civil War raged, Kentucky was officially neutral – but it was a slave state. Freedom lay just across the river in Indiana, says poet Hannah Drake, whose nonprofit is preparing to in…

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

"A Soldier's Story" Flies Its Flag at Half-Mast by Broadwayandme

One of my best friends worked for the Negro Ensemble Company back in its heyday and so I got to see the original productions of such shows as Zooman and the Sign, The River Niger and the NEC…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Ten Life-Saving Tips for Conservatory Rookies by Performerstuff

Ten Life-Saving Tips for Conservatory Rookies Amanda Grace June 22, 2020 I walked into my first day of summer training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art RADA with years of profession…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Black Lives Matter Protesters In Bristol Topple Statue Of Slave Trader And Throw It In The River by Artsjournal2

Why did the protesters pull down Edward Colston’s statue? “The 18ft bronze statue, erected in 1895, has long been a focal point for anger at the city’s role in the slave trade and th…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

The Plastic Nile — Sky documentary exposes the extent of Africa’s waste problem

Images capturing the catastrophic pollution of the river are an antidote to ravishing nature films

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

VIDEO: Victoria Shaw Sings 'The River' With Joshua Turchin On THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW

The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) continues its run with the release of a new episode today. Season two, episode fourteen features special guests: Si…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

11 Feel-Good Monologues For These Trying Times by Performerstuff

11 Feel-Good Monologues For These Trying Times Written by: Amanda Grace Date: April 16th, 2020 Drama got you down? Chances are if you’re tired of angst and desperation, your auditione…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Watch the London Shakespeare’s Globe production of Macbeth by Sean McLoughlin

London Shakespeare’s Globe is an Elizabethan playhouse on the south bank of the river Thames. It is the home by

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Fifteen Years: Step by Step by Angela Tricarico

by Eric Ulloa …

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Friday, May 1, 2020

VIDEO: Iron & Wine Perform "Tree by the River" at The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center has released a new flashback video of Iron & Wine performing 'Tree By the River'!

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Seven Streams of the River Ota review – magic in motion by Susannah Clapp

Lyttelton, LondonRobert Lepage’s extraordinary, seven-hour fusion of horror, romance and French farce made for a fitting final show before London’s theatres went into lockdown This was t…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Review: Fireworks, Vault Festival by Alexandra Wilbraham

Review: Fireworks, Vault Festival4.0stars Heading up the stairs and along the walkway towards the river Thames and Charing Cross Station, you pass the south side of the Royal Festival Hall.…

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Review: The Seven Streams of the River Ota, National Theatre by Ryan Van Champion

Review: The Seven Streams of the River Ota, National Theatre5.0starsTheatre today is beginning to err more toward bitesize plays, accepting people’s shortening attention spans rather than …

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Robert Lepage’s Seven Streams of the River Ota reminds us what theatre is for

This seven-hour extravaganza dealing with the aftermath of Hiroshima asks questions that have rarely felt more urgent

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Seven Streams of the River Ota, National Theatre review - theatre at its transcendent best by Rachel Halliburton

Robert Lepage seizes on the fragments of human lives to build an epic If you want to pinpoint the genius of Robert Lepage’s multi-faceted seven-hour epic, that has returned to the National…

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The Seven Streams of the River Ota review – pushes boundaries of theatrical possibility by Arifa Akbar

National Theatre, LondonRobert Lepage’s dazzling epic explores human resilience in the face of global trauma with elegance and imagination An arresting image in the opening of The Seven St…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

With a 7-Hour Saga, Robert Lepage Returns to Safer Ground by Laura Cappelle

The Canadian director’s “The Seven Streams of the River Ota” is set for a world tour, after his most recent productions were embroiled in debates about cultural appropriation.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben is Rollin' with TINA's Leandra Ellis-Gaston!

In this latest episode, Ben is rollin' on the river with the choreography of Tina and the help of Leandra Ellis-Gaston. Can you keep up?

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Chasing the River by Mark Dundas Wood

The subject matter of "Chasing the River" is, of course, viable, but the play is not as nuanced and insightful as one would hope—nor is it particularly gripping. Sometimes the action feels…

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A Bucket List for Every Shakespeare Fan by Performerstuff

A Bucket List for Every Shakespeare Fan Written by Rose Helsinger February 5th, 2020 As fans of the Bard, there are only about four hundred years of things to do before taking your fi…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Chasing the River: A Moving Night of Off-Off-Broadway Delights by Chris Barlow

By Tania Fisher Jean Dobie Giebel’s Chasing the River is a wonderful example of why people love going to Off-Off-Broadway Theater. This beautifully crafted play is deserving of all its acc…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Surviving abuse in ‘Chasing the River’ at Chain Theatre by Deb Miller

Chain Theatre’s world-premiere production of Chasing the River by Jean Dobie Giebel offers an intense, gripping, and momentous examination of the devastating trauma and ongoing repercussio…

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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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Friday, February 7, 2020

Phil Kennicott’s Ruminations On The Power Of Music Amidst Grief by Artsjournal

“When grief loosens its hold, you return to the world you once knew, only to find it transformed by the thing that is missing; when, at the end of the Goldberg Variations, Bach repeats the…

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