Wednesday, May 20, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals by JK

Yesterday, we began our series about the "Best" of the last decade, from the 2010-2011 season, through the just ended 2019-2020 season. Today, Mike and I name what we considered to be the 10…

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Take a Look Back at Glenda Jackson in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women by Nathan Skethway

The Tony-winning actor celebrates her birthday May 9.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Three Tall Women's Alison Pill Finds Her 6 Degrees of Broadway Separation by Roberto Araujo

How did she connect her role in the Tony-nominated Best Revival to her Broadway debut in The Lieutenant of Inishmore?

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Stray Dog's 'Three Tall Women' blends humor and profundity by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stray Dog Theatre presents late masterpiece by Edward Albee.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Onstage in 2020: 'Hamilton,' 'Annapurna,' 'Three Tall Women' and 3 Muny premieres by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Productions include "Three Tall Women" and "Two Trains Running."

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Joe Mantello Named Recipient of 2019 Mr. Abbott Award by Andy Lefkowitz

Veteran director-actor Joe Mantello will be honored by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation with the 2019 Mr. Abbott Award. Presented for a lifetime of outstanding contribution…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Stratford Festival 2020 to Include Chicago, Wendy & Peter Pan, 2 Musical World Premieres, More by Dan Meyer

Spamalot, Wolf Hall, and Three Tall Women will also be staged.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

300 Shows: Greatest Performances By an Actress and Best Replacements by JK

As I said last week when discussing the greatest performances by an actor (HERE), when you are fortunate enough to have seen 300 different Broadway productions, you are even more fortunate t…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Colette Robert by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Tess Meyer) Colette Robert is a Los Angeles native currently based in New York. Recent directing credits include: Behind the Sheet (EST), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Barna…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow take on Hillary and Clinton on Broadway: EW review by Jessica Shaw

Hillary and Clinton is about exactly what you think it’s about: Hillary and Bill. But it’s also about Hillary and that last name, and what it means to be attached to a reputation that is…

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Broadway: If Laurie Metcalf Doesn’t Win Another Tony Award This Season She’s Already Signed Up to Try Again Next Spring with “Virginia Woolf” by Roger Friedman

Last year, Laurie Metcalf won her second Tony Award in a row for “Three Tall Women.” OK, it was for a supporting

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Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard to star in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway by Jessica Derschowitz

We’re going to be heading over to George and Martha’s next year. Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard will play the battling couple in a new revival of Edward Albee’s searing play Who’s A…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

King Lear *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward April 10, 2019: Some actors are larger than life, but not life-like. We admire their craft rather than identify with the characters they are portraying and the emotions…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

"King Lear" at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. (through July 7, 2019) by Simon Saltzman

Ruth Wilson and Glenda Jackson  (photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe) It is to be expected that a seasoned critic would have seen William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” more than once, perhaps…

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Glenda Jackson Earns Crown In Broadway’s ‘King Lear’: Review by Greg Evans

With the arrival of her mighty Lear, Glenda Jackson has, in the span of a year, provided Broadway with twin portraits of once towering figures humbled by age – last year a matriarch in Thr…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber Shows by JK

I know I spend a great deal of time writing about Sondheim and Kander and Ebb on this blog. That's not to say I don't enjoy others. Having recently enjoyed a re-visit to The Phantom of the O…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Looking Forward to Spring: March - May 2019 by JK

2019 is in full swing, and now we are approaching the crunch of spring openings, with shows trying to get in under the wire for all of the awards. Exciting times for sure! This spring, we ar…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

What How I Learned to Drive, Three Tall Women, Avenue Q, and “Daddy” All Have In Common by Olivia Clement

Artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern use this theatre to create groundbreaking work by veterans and newcomers alike.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Bio-Musicals We'd Actually Like to See by JK

With last week's announcement that the Michael Jackson bio-musical Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough is Broadway-bound, (not to mention the forthcoming Tina Turner show Tina) I've bee…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

10 don’t-miss Broadway divas, debuts and dramas for 2019 by Michael Riedel

Ring out the old, ring in the new: Here’s my countdown to the 10 personalities, shows and backstage dramas I’m looking forward to in 2019. 10. Glenda Jackson delivered an unforgettable p…

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Top 10 of 2018 by Nicole Serratore

This tends to be the place where I've kept track of my yearly theater stats. And this year felt like a lot of work so I counted out what I did.203 shows seen (not counting duplicate visits)2…

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Best of 2018 JKTS Awards: The Performances by JK

THE 2018 JKTS AWARDS(Slightly) Naughty Fun(17 Awards)After taking a couple of seasons off, we are super excited to re-start our annual tradition! Up first, our awards for the media and techn…

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Top 10 Lists of Top 10 New York Theater in 2018: The Ferryman, Angels in America, Harry Potter by New York Theater

“The Ferryman” was the most popular play or musical among critics whose top 10 lists for 2018 are featured below, followed by “Angels in America” and “Harry Pot…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Most Underrated Performances of 2018 by JK

Today's Friday 5 continues our celebration of the Best of 2018 with a look at 5 male performers and 5 female performers whose work this season we feel has been underappreciated. They, o…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Best of 2018 JKTS Awards: Fun, Fun, Fun! by JK

THE 2018 JKTS AWARDSGood Clean Fun(9 Awards)After taking a couple of seasons off, we are super excited to re-start our annual tradition! Up first, our awards for the media and technical aspe…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Best of Broadway 2018: The terrifying 'Three Tall Women' leads top 10 by Chris Jones

Mortality was on the Broadway menu this year — most all of the best works of the calendar year shed light on the pain of the human condition, especially once we’re past the first blush o…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Metcalf and Lithgow to Star in Broadway-Bound Hillary and Clinton by Mark A. Robinson

Two-time Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf (A Doll’s House, Part 2, Three Tall Women) and Two-Time Tony Award winner John Lithgow (The Changing Room, The Sweet Smell of Success) will join f…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Most Shows at One Theater (Part 3) by JK

Over the past weeks, I began to celebrate the start of my 36th year of going to Broadway shows, by looking at the theaters where I've seen multiple distinct productions. Miss the first part?…

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Role By Any Other Name: Gender in Shakespeare and Making Room for Women by Julie Musbach

Earlier this week news broke that Glenda Jackson, fresh from her triumphant, Tony-winning run in Three Tall Women, will next don the crown as Shakespeare's tragic monarch King Lear. Broadway…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Glenda Jackson to Return to Broadway in ‘King Lear’ by Michael Paulson

The role follows Ms. Jackson’s Tony-winning performance in Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.”

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Glenda Jackson to Star in King Lear on Broadway by Mark A. Robinson

Fresh off her Tony win for Best Actress in a Play for her unforgettable turn in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, Glenda Jackson will next tackle one of Shakespeare’s most-challenging rol…

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