Sunday, February 23, 2020

The week in theatre: A Number; The Visit; Alone in Berlin – review by Susannah Clapp

Bridge; Olivier, London; Royal & Derngate, NorthamptonCloned siblings cast fleeting shadows in a vivid Caryl Churchill revival, while Lesley Manville dazzles in an unwieldy revenge drama…

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Review: The Visit, The National Theatre by Olivia Kiely

Review: The Visit, The National Theatre4.0starsFriedrich Dürrenmatt’s tragicomedy retains the dark humour which warrants it part of that genre in Tony Kushner’s adaptation. In New York,…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Best new London theatre — Lesley Manville excels in The Visit

Also among the week’s openings: Pass Over, A Number and Far Away

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tony Kushner’s “The Visit” at the National Theatre by Mert Dilek

Now that’s what I call a star turn. Hitting the brakes on an express train, Lesley Manville lands on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage surrounded by thick smoke, supported by prosthet…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Visit starring Lesley Manville at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

Tony Kushner is nothing if not verbose. The Pulitzer-winning playwright has crafted a career out of extensive, intellectually engaging drama, perhaps most

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

REVIEW: The Visit, National Theatre London ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Tony Kushner's adaptation of Durrenmatt's play The Visit now playing at the National Theatre, London. This post REVIEW: The Visit, National Theatre Lon…

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The Visit, National Theatre review - star turn bolsters baggy rewrite by Matt Wolf

Lesley Manville rises above the prevailing muddle Lesley Manville’s thrilling career ascent continues apace with The Visit, which marks American playwright Tony Kushner’s return to t…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

The Visit review, National Theatre: A vaudevillian nightmare with an unforgivable running time by Alexandra Pollard, Alexandra Pollard

Lesley Manville is magnificent as a billionaire seeking revenge, but this cartoonish play misses the mark

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Content warning: this play only lasts 40 minutes by Mark Lawson

Both the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Court are staging plays that are under three-quarters of an hour long. Are theatregoers being short-changed? People do a double take at the advisory n…

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Read Reviews for the World Premiere of Tony Kushner’s The Visit in London by Dan Meyer

The playwright’s adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play stars Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving.

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The Visit review – Tony Kushner's plodding revenge epic falls flat by Arifa Akbar

Olivier theatre, London Lesley Manville excels as the billionaire returning to her small town but even she can’t save this bloated adaptation The Visit (or The Old Lady Comes to Call) is a…

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The Visit review at National Theatre, London – ‘Lesley Manville is resplendent’ by Tim Bano

There’s a fierce relevance in the story of a woman failed by a patriarchal justice system and seeking justice her own way.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Review Roundup: Tony Kushner Adapts THE VISIT at The National Theatre

The Visit plays on the Olivier Stage at The National Theatre. Based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt adapted by Tony Kushner, original English version by Maurice Valency. Read the review…

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Review: A Long Night as Tony Kushner Revisits ‘The Visit’ by Ben Brantley

This murky and tedious reworking of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s dark fable of love and lucre is illuminated by Lesley Manville’s dazzling star turn.

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Musical of the Month: Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Creative Team by JK

The first Disney show on Broadway, Beauty and the Beast, went on to become the 10th longest-running show in history. Sure it was based on a beloved animated classic, but the stage version su…

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Lesley Manville Stars in Tony Kusher’s Adaptation of The Visit in London by Dan Meyer

The National Theatre opens February 8, co-starring Hugo Weaving.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When the "Best" IS Your "Favorite": 2015 by JK

Over the past year, we've taken a look at several shows that were not our favorites, but did win the Tony for Best Musical. A long while ago, we looked back at the 2011-2012, when the Tony w…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Odds & Ends: Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Broadway & Beyond Album Sets Fall Release Date & More by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Broadway & Beyond Album Sets Fall Release Date Broadway Records has announced an Octob…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

John Riddle and Bradley Dean Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tonight

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, welcomes two Broadway favorites today, September 11- John Riddle (Frozen, The Visit) and Bradley Dean (Dear Evan H…

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Broadway's Phantom of the Opera Welcomes John Riddle & Bradley Dean to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of new principal cast members step into the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera on September 11. John Riddle takes over as Raoul and Bradley Dean assumes the role of Monsi…

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Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera Welcomes John Riddle & Bradley Dean to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A pair of new principal cast members step into the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera on September 11. John Riddle takes over as Raoul and Bradley Dean assumes the role of Monsi…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Broadway's Phantom of the Opera to Welcome Meghan Picerno, John Riddle & Bradley Dean to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A trio of new cast members will step into the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera this fall. Beginning on September 11, John Riddle and Bradley Dean will take over as Raoul and M…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Broadway Press Agent Bob Ullman Passes Away at 97

Robert ('Bob') Ullman (left), the legendary theatre press agent, whose career included Ethel Merman and Mary Martin: Together on Broadway, A Chorus Line (from workshop to Public Theater to B…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Why It’s Not Good To Invite A Writer Into Your House by Artsjournal

Is it a good idea to invite someone into your home whose occupation it is to observe everything? The writer as host might be no better. Even the most thoughtful guest will undoubtedly interf…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Lexi Rabadi by Zack Calhoon

Lexi Rabadi is an actor and singer based out of New York City, originally hailing from Albany, NY. She is a proud Summa Cum Laude graduate of Pace University, holding her BFA in Musical Thea…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Tony Kushner's New Version of The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call Set for London's National; Lesley Manville Will Star by Andy Lefkowitz

London's National Theatre has announced a new staging of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's dark comic play The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call, featuring a new adaptation by Tony and Pulitzer wi…

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National Theatre’s 2019–2020 Season to Include Premieres by Lucy Kirkwood and New Tony Kushner Adaptation of The Visit by Adam Hetrick

The slate also includes a stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and the U.K. premiere of Annie Baker’s The Antipodes.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

All About Terrence! Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane, Rita Moreno & More Salute 2019 Lifetime Achievement Tony Honoree Terrence McNally by Beth Stevens & Paul Wontorek

Terrence McNally is a titan of the theater. With two dozen Broadway productions under his belt, he has won Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class as well as the…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Chita Rivera Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for Fall Concert Run by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a recent sold-out concert engagement, two-time Tony-winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera has announced a return run this fall to the midtown cabaret venue Feinstein's/54 Bel…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Helen Hunt, Christopher Jackson, Javier Muñoz & More Set for Working at Encores! Off-Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for the upcoming Encores! Off-Center production of Nina Faso and Stephen Schwartz's 1978 musical Working. The previously announced newly updated version of the musical—whic…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Kathryn Hunter by Editors

INTERVIEW: KATHRYN HUNTER. Having just played Timon of Athens for the Royal Shakespeare Company – a production that will go to New York in due course – Kathryn Hunter has added another i…

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