Friday, January 14, 2022

Favorite Designs: Lighting Design for The Visit by JK

What I loved most of all about The Visit was that it grabbed a hold of you from the moment you entered the Lyceum Theatre and didn't let go of you until hours after the final bows. Heck, I…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 02:42PM
Sunday, November 14, 2021

THE VISIT by Admin

If ever there was a small independent film that fulfilled and even exceeded its promise, this one called “The Visit” was it.  Written and directed by Tom McCarthy,  it starred a respec…

SOURCE: onandoffbroadwaytheaterreviews.com at 04:13PM
Friday, October 8, 2021

Tang Kwong-San’s Quest to Understand Hong Kong by Christie Lee

When Tang Kwong-san and fellow Hong Kong artist Yuen Nga-chi first visited Tung Ping Chau a few months ago, they were looking for an interesting backdrop for a project they had in mind. But …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 02:18AM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

BETWEEN THE BARS: Memories From the Visit Room by Sandi Durell

by Ron Fassler . . . When I think of prison drama, my first thoughts go to film. Early 1930s melodramas (usually with James Cagney and Pat O’Brien as both sides of the coin, bad and good) …

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 01:44PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

10 TKTS Memories That Prove Standing on Line Is Always a Good Time - Celebrate the reopening of our Times Square TKTS Booth with these hilarious and h by Raven Snook

Sure, you can buy Broadway tickets online, but that can't compare to the theatrical experience of standing on line at TDF's Times Square TKTS Booth. For almost half a century, theatre lovers…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Graciela Daniele to Receive 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre by Caitlin Moynihan

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced that Tony-nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele will receive the 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:24PM

Graciela Daniele to receive Tony Award for lifetime achievement by Caitlin Huston

Director and Choreographer Graciela Daniele will receive the 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.  Daniele began her Broadway career in 1964 as a performer and l…

SOURCE: broadwaynews.com at 10:52AM
Friday, July 2, 2021

Broadway Game: Rebuses by JK

BROADWAY GAMES: REBUSES Below are rebuses (rebi?) that form the titles of shows. Good luck! 1.  2.   3.               4.       5.       #2587 Answ…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 03:03PM
Friday, June 25, 2021

Broadway Games: Musicals That Were Plays First by JK

Broadway Games: Musicals That Were Plays First Part One: Can you match the musical with the play on which it was based? 1. Wonderful Town                  a. The Rainmaker 2.…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:18AM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  May 4, 2008: Boeing Boeing landed at the Longacre Theatre for 279 performances with an all-star cast including Mark R…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 11:12AM
Monday, April 26, 2021

#259 DAVID GARRISON, Actor by Elizabeth Wheless

One of Broadway's most reliable character men, David Garrison, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his time in such shows as A History of the American Film, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:00AM
Sunday, April 4, 2021

Read Paul Rudnick’s hilarious new Broadway play “Playbills,” starring Nathan Lane by New York Theater

Below is the full text of Paul Rudnick’s “Playbills,” the first play presented on a Broadway stage in more than a year – in a one-time-only socially-distanced matinee on Saturday at …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 06:45PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

One That Got Away: Guys and Dolls (1992) by JK

Even though I saw and enjoyed the National Tour of this production, I still count the 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls as One That Got Away. Actually, that National Tour is why I cou…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Book Review: Broadway Misfires by JK

Review of Broadway Misfires: Three Decades of Broadway Musical Heartbreak by Mark A. Robinson and Thomas S. Hischak. BookBaby, Publishers. © 2020. 757 pages, including sections of producti…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:42AM
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Creative Team by JK

As with most shows, Floyd Collins was brought to the stage by a team with varying levels of experience. Whether it was their first show or one of many, all of them have continued to have su…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 05:42PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Cast by JK

Last week, we introduced August's Musical of the Month, Floyd Collins an off-Broadway show that was a critical success and musical fan's dream, but had a short run in the mid-90s. You can s…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 05:12PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Andrew Scott delays Old Vic theatre show again as he recovers from surgery by Chris Wiegand

Live-streamed production of Three Kings rescheduled for second time as actor is ‘still not well enough to perform’ A live-streamed theatre production starring Andrew Scott has been delay…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:54PM
Thursday, July 16, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Great Performances Part 3 by JK

All this week, we've been celebrating some truly amazing performances from the past ten Broadway seasons. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reason.…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 11:24AM
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Signature Theatre Co-Founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Exits Company by Lindsey Sullivan

Three decades after co-founding Virginia's Signature Theatre, Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer will retire from his position and depart the company. Signature Theatre released a statement f…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:24PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Drama Desk Awards Honors the Late Harold Prince with Namesake Lifetime Achievement Award by Lindsey Sullivan

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of theater producer and director Harold Prince with the Drama Desk’s newly established lifetime achievement honor. The …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:06PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Flashback Video: Watch Clips From Signature Theatre's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera

As part of its Signature Strong series, Signature Theatre has released exclusive flashback clips from the company's 2008 production of The Visit, starring Chita Rivera.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:12AM
Monday, May 11, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Chita Rivera and Friends Talked About Their Time in THE VISIT on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Saturday night (8pm) with Chita Rivera and friends!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:32AM
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Visit on Broadway Starring Chita Rivera by Marc J. Franklin

The musical opened at the Lyceum Theatre April 23, 2015.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:23AM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains by JK

Curtains was a unabashed old-fashioned Broadway musical. Big sets, lots of costumes, splashy production numbers and a large cast. The book boasted an impressive twelve principal roles and a …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:03AM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

He would have written the greatest play about this.

Yesterday, the COVID-19 crisis got very personal for every one of us in the theater industry, as it claimed the life of one of our greatest playwrights and greatest gentlemen, Terrence McNal…

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 10:30AM

Tug Rice Pays Tribute to the Career and Characters of Late Broadway Great Terrence McNally by Broadway.com

The theater world was stunned by the death of playwright Terrence McNally, who left a remarkable canon of plays and musicals over his six-decade career as a playwright and librettist. Broadw…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 07:54AM
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains: The Creative Team by JK

March's Musical of the Month, Curtains had a top-notch creative team. Each one has an impressive resume of credits and awards. For some, this show marked another step on their continuing cr…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 09:32AM
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Jason Danieley & Hannah Elless to Star in World Premiere Ahrens & Flaherty Musical Knoxville by Andy Lefkowitz

Beloved Broadway alums Jason Danieley and Hannah Elless have been selected to star as James and Mary in Knoxville, a new musical from Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Fl…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:42PM
Monday, March 2, 2020

From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit by David Finkle

★★★ Lesley Manville is the vengeful Claire Zachanassian in director Jeremy Herrin's production at the National The post From London: Kushner Visits Dürrenmatt’s The Visit appeared f…

SOURCE: New York Stage Review at 12:00PM
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…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54AM

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