Thursday, April 17, 2014

Broadway Favorite Seth Numrich to Star in Fathers and Sons at London's Donmar Warehouse by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Broadway vet Seth Numrich (War Horse) is to headline the previously announced production of Fathers and Sons at London’s Donmar Warehouse. Written by Brian Friel after the novel by Iva…

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James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men on Broadway reviews by Nancy Groves

John Steinbeck's classic is revived on Broadway with an all-star cast, but the critics can't agree if its leads bring huge chemistry or are simply reading from CliffsNotesOf Mice and Men may…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

News: Musicians’ Union vows to continue fight for War Horse band by Nicola Merrifield

The Musicians’ Union has claimed its fight on behalf of musicians that were made redundant from the West End production of War Horse is “far from over”. This is despite the band’s fa…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

War Horse musicians lose court bid for reinstatement by Mark Brown, Arts Correspondent

Five band members provided live accompaniment to hit West End show for four years before being replaced by soundtrackFive musicians who performed as a live band for four years in the West En…

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News: Musicians fail in legal bid to rejoin West End production of War Horse by Nicola Merrifield

Musicians who were made redundant from the National Theatre’s West End production of War Horse have failed to secure an interim injunction which they had hoped would allow them to return t…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

WAR HORSE Musicians Seek Court Order to Prevent Use of Pre-Recorded Soundtrack by BroadwayWorld

Five musicians from the production are now seeking a court order to prevent the National Theatre from replacing them.

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News: MU claims NT is in “flagrant” breach of contract in War Horse dispute by Nicola Merrifield

Membership body the Musicians’ Union has labelled the National Theatre’s decision to remove musicians from its West End production of War Horse as a “flagrant” breach of contract. Th…

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Sacked War Horse musicians ask judge to ban soundtrack by Telegraph Staff

Musicians in bestselling West End show are accusing the National Theatre of breach of contract after being made redundant in favour of a recorded soundtrack

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Thursday, April 10, 2014


BITTERSWEET Still, the production, by War Horse director Tom Morris, is surprisingly uninvolving. The main quartet of lovers and their foibles feel too separate from the puppet business, a b…

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

National Theatre Lets WAR HORSE Musicians Go; Opts for Pre-Recorded Soundtrack by Hilary Kelly

The National Theatre has terminated the contracts of five musicians who, until recently, provided live accompaniment for the West End production of War Horse, according to The Stage.

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News: National Theatre decision to ditch War Horse musicians sparks dispute by Nicola Merrifield

Musicians from the West End production of War Horse are in dispute with the National Theatre after the organisation terminated the performers’ contracts and replaced them with a pre-recor…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Theater Review by Myron Meisel

The puppet designers of "War Horse" provide a novel aesthetic twist to this Santa Monica production of the frequently staged Shakespearean more

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

If/Then Star Idina Menzel Opens Up About Her Split with Taye Diggs and Frozen Fame by Ryan McPhee

Wait, is Idina Menzel doing War Horse?! No, but the star recently posed on wooden horse for People magazine (for some reason). The Frozen queen opened up in the mag about paths not taken, th…

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Business News: Birmingham Hippodrome reports increased attendances in record-breaking year by Ed Frankl

Birmingham Hippodrome has claimed a record-breaking 12 months, with attendances at the venue increasing by 23% year on year to more than 625,000. The venue credited productions such as The L…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

National Theatre Live @ Symphony Space: War Horse by Aya Esther Hayashi

  True confession: I love Joey.  The horse, that is.  Well...the puppet horse. Thanks to the National Theatre Live's encore screening at Symphony Space on Monday night, I got …

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Theatre News: Birmingham Hippodrome reports record attendance, boosted by 'blockbuster productions'

Touring shows such as The Lion King and War Horse helped increase ticket sales

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Jennifer Westfeldt Heads for Too Much Sun Off-Broadway; Tickets Now Available by Ryan McPhee

Tony nominee Jennifer Westfeldt will join the previously announced Linda Lavin in the cast for the world premiere of Nicky Silver’s Too Much Sun off-Broadway. Directed by Mark Brokaw, …

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Puppets make ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ magical at Kennedy Center World Stages fest by Nelson Pressley

English director Tom Morris and South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company brought the world “War Horse,” a sensation thanks in large part to the show’s graceful, stunningly realistic …

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

New play by Tom Stoppard will open in National Theatre next year | Maev Kennedy by Maev Kennedy

One of 10 world premieres in the theatre's season, it will be the last that Hytner directs as artistic directorSir Tom Stoppard, who worried last year that he'd forgotten the knack of playwr…

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Britain is brilliant at exporting plays, but what does it mean to go global? by Matt Trueman

From War Horse to The Weir, international success is surprising playwrights in a market that can be remarkably lucrativeDo you remember Tribes, Nina Raine's play about deaf seclusion? It pla…

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jennifer Mudge, Stephen Plunkett, Liv Rooth and More Join Three Day Hangover's BIG BOOZY BENEFIT, 3/30 by BroadwayWorld

New cast members have been announced for Three Day Hangover's Big Boozy Benefit, an event supporting the company's awesome 2014 Season Jennifer Mudge Rocky, Autumn Hurlbert NBC's The Sound o…

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Raw to Real: Carving Theater: Installation by Handspring Puppet Company (South Africa) by The Kennedy Center

Raw to Real: Carving Theater: Installation by Handspring Puppet Company (South Africa) South Africa's preeminent puppet theater company, under the leadership of Adrian Kohler and Basil …

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Monday, March 17, 2014

People You Should Know . . . Hunter Canning by Zack Calhoon

Hunter Canning portrayed Jack in the hit web series The Outs. Most recently he wrapped season one of Whatever this is (the latest series from the same creative team). He appeared in the Broa…

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Midsummer hits a bum note by Thomas Garvey

These actors are "wooden" in a good way. Photos: Alastair Muir.I've begun to develop a personal theory about Shakespeare, and how civilization has related to him over the centuries.  We…

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dates Announced for Broadway Debut of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ by Dcontray

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Simon Stephens’ stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, has announced dates for its Broadway run at the Ethel Barrymore T…

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Features: A week in the life of War Horse actor Nick Hart

Ever wondered what it would be like to be in control of Joey? Wonder no more as we take a look behind the scenes with Nick Hart

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Star-Gazing: The Power Behind the Broadway Scene This Spring (A - L) by JK

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about all of the star power coming to Broadway this spring.  Several of you wrote to express that I was leaving out the other half of the equation by no…

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Lee Hall: Spielberg, Scargill and me by Simon Hattenstone

On the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike, Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall talks about Thatcher's death, being fired from War Horse – and finding the lead for his Elton John musicalI'm wa…

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

At World Stages: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ from England and South Africa by Nelson Pressley

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” March 20-23, Eisenhower Theater Country: England and South Africa Description: Shakespeare’s fairy-fueled comedy, from the minds of the acclaimed “…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The New Tony Nominations Rule: What If...? by JK

You've probably read about the new rule adopted by the Tony Awards Administration Committee regarding the number of nominees in the four major categories.  Simply, it states that if nin…

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Monday, March 3, 2014

National Theatre: Making War Horse DVD Trailer by National Theatre

National Theatre: Making War Horse DVD Trailer Making War Horse is the story of how Michael Morpurgo's children's novel became one of the most popular and acclaimed productions in t…

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