Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Welcome to Illyria! by Vanessa Cate

Welcome to Illyria! Reviewed by Angie Hoover The Four Clowns Theater Company Through December 16 RECOMMENDED Welcome To Illyria is a joyful, interactive imagining of Shakespeare’s The…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Tracy Weller by Zack Calhoon

Tracy Weller (Actress, Playwright, Founder/Director of Mason Holdings) has performed throughout NYC, and festivals in Germany, South Korea and Italy. NYC credits include: Down Range (The Min…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Flower in the Dark: A Review of Twelfth Night at Midsommer Flight by Jay Van Ort

Midsommer Flight continues its holiday tradition of staging this Shakespeare classic amidst the flora of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Spotlight On...Tracy Weller by Michael Block

Name: Tracy WellerHometown: Cambridge MAEducation: Hamilton College, BA, Columbia University, MFASelect Credits: Jarring, Holiday House, Most Sincerely, Edward Albee, Heist, A Christmas Caro…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Spotlight On...Maya Jacobson by Michael Block

Name: Maya JacobsonHometown: Clearwater, FloridaEducation: BFA from The Boston ConservatorySelect Credits: Woman 1 in Amerike The Golden Land, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, Brenda Strong in…

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Chicago theater openings Nov. 30 to Dec. 8

Friday “Twelfth Night, Or What You Will”: Viola poses as a man and causes much romantic confusion, while a servant, Malvolio, imagines he can become a nobleman. Through Dec. 16 at Lincol…

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

FROM DOWN UNDER: Melbourne Theatre Company’s Twelfth Night by Simon Parris

Gorgeous design, cunning direction and a dreamy cast combine for the pure pleasure of Twelfth Night, an early Christmas present from Melbourne Theatre Company.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

“King Lear” at Zombie Joe’s Underground, North Hollywood by Blouin Artinfo

One of the most tragic plays of Shakespeare,“King Lear” is being reinterpreted by the Zombie Joe's Underground Theater Group and will be staged from November 25 through December 17."King…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “Hadestown,” Florence + the Machine by Mark Beech

Two very different couples are the star characters in London stage openings this week: Orpheus the songwriter and his muse Eurydice enliven Anais Mitchell’s impressive musical “Hadestown…

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'Twelfth Night' at Writers Theatre is more like a holiday party — with love in the corners by Chris Jones

William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” takes its name from the coming of the Feast of the Epiphany — probably now best known as the day when you’re supposed to take down your holida…

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“I Never Expected to See a Shakespearean Lover Like Me”: An Actor Declares by Guest Author

By Ezra Tozian Editor’s note: In Avant Bard’s production of Illyria, or What You Will—freely adapted from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell Hébert—the cha…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hold for Laughs: A Review of Twelfth Night at Writers Theatre by Amanda Finn

Writers Theatre offers this Shakespeare comedy with whiplash wit and two of his finest leading ladies.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

RIP Douglas Rain by Blouin Artinfo

Douglas Rain, the voice of the soft-spoken HAL 9000 robot in “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick has died. He was 90.The Stratford Festival announced that Rain died Sunday morning…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

The week in theatre: White Teeth; Dealing With Clair – review by Susannah Clapp

Kiln, London; Orange Tree, RichmondZadie Smith’s White Teeth bounds on to the stage leaving some of the novel’s subtleties behind. And 30 years on, Martin Crimp’s Dealing With Clair ha…

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Top London Stage This Week: “White Teeth” to Culture Club by Mark Beech

New openings on the London stage this week include a bold attempt to stage Zadie Smith’s epic novel “White Teeth,” with mixed results, and a theatrical version of the comic novel “Do…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Spotlight On...Marlena Holman by Michael Block

Name: Marlena HolmanHometown: Tucson, ArizonaEducation: BFA in Drama from NYU TischSelect Credits: Plucker (Company of Fools), Macbeth (No Name Collective), The Possibilities (dir. Tim Carro…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Shaina Taub Lovers Rejoice! ‘As You Like It’ Lands at Keegan by Nicole Hertvik

I’m a big fan of composer Shaina Taub. Her unique blending of socially conscious theater and pop-folk tunes has brought her great acclaim in recent years. After adapting and musicaliz…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

‘Promises to be real marmite’: TWELFTH NIGHT – Bristol ★★★ by Kris Hallett

If nothing else Wils Wilson has produced a rollicking evening of entertainment in Twelfth Night at Bristol Old Vic, even if it is only a surface level take on this most beguiling of masterpi…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Illyria Or What You Will’ at WSC Avant Bard by Mary Ann Johnson

This Illyria, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell Hebert, is not set on the isle, but in a basement nightclub in the 1980s. Befitting …

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Top London Performing Arts This Week: Van Morrison to “Wise Children” by Mark Beech

London has an embarrassment of riches opening on its stages this week, including “Wise Children,” the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Macbeth” and “A Very Very Very Dark Matter.”T…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Review: ‘Illyria, or What You Will’ by Avant Bard by Bob Ashby

Illyria is fabulous, darlings. The clothes are to die for. The décor is out of its 1980s mind. The music is as eclectic as it is electric. And plot elements and characters drawn from Twelft…

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Review: Illyria, or What You Will, a wildly imaginative Twelfth Night by Steven McKnight

The challenge of finding a fresh take on any play by The Bard has foiled many an artist, but Avant Bard joyfully clears that hurdle with Illyria, or What You Will, a clever reimagining of Tw…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 #LiveatFive with Shaina Taub by

Shaina Taub stops by HQ to chat about the Twelfth Night cast recording, The Devil Wears Prada and more with Paul Wontorek.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Angels in America Alum Amanda Lawrence Cast in National Theatre's Top Girls by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the upcoming West End staging of Caryl Churchill's wildly innovative 1982 play Top Girls, appearing for the first time at the National Theatre. Lyndsey Turner wil…

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Bristol Old Vic by Leah Tozer

'If music be the food of love, play on' and play Wils Wilson does with Shakespeare's chaotic, sharp-witted comedy.While wonderfully entertaining, and a comical, musical, and colourful deligh…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Review: Twelfth Night at Bristol Old Vic by Lilith Wozniak

'Shrödinger's gender': Lilith Wozniak on Wils Wilson's lucid, playful production of Twelfth Night. The post Review: Twelfth Night at Bristol Old Vic appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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‘As joyous a marker of future intent as you could wish for’: TWELFTH NIGHT – Young Vic ★★★★ by Carole Woddis

As opening statements go, Kwame Kwei-Armah’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, imported from New York’s Public Theater is probably as joyous a marker of future intent …

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tony Winner Judi Dench Set to Play Old Deuteronomy in Cats Movie by Caitlin Moynihan

More casting has been announced for the highly anticipated movie-musical version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash Cats. Joining the cast is Oscar and Tony winner Judi Dench, who i…

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Top London Performing Arts This Week: U2, Robert Plant to “Macbeth” by Mark Beech

London is welcoming a gender-revised version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company” this week and it is saying farewell to the impressive “Lehman Trilogy.”Two other revived plays …

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Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater at Work on Twelfth Night Musical TV Series with a Twist by Andy Lefkowitz

Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the Tony-winning creators of Spring Awakening, have been recruited by Amazon to craft a new musical series based on Twelfth Night, according to The Hollywood R…

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Spring Awakening Writers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater at Work on Twelfth Night-Inspired Amazon Musical Series by Ryan McPhee

The new take on the Shakespeare comedy will explore gender and sexual identity; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Marc Webb will direct and executive produce.

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