Monday, December 9, 2019

Theatre

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Here we go again!

WITH excitement building for Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again! and the upcoming movie’s leading lady and gent spotted filming in Oxford, it’s perhaps not surprising the second night of Benny Andersson and...

Virginia Stage Names Tom Quaintance Producing Artistic Director

The leader will bring his skills of developing new work and community events to Virginia. Virginia Stage Company has named Tom Quaintance as producing artistic director. He will work with the board and staff over...

“This Isn’t Colour-Blind Casting”: Hamilton Makes Its Charged West End Debut

Since Hamilton debuted in New York in 2015, the hip-hop musical, which transferred to the West End in London this month, has been breaking the conventions of musical theatre with award-winning abandon. There was the subject matter:...

Lessons in Love and Violence Review – Soaring Tale of a Brutal Royal Downfall

George Benjamin’s first fully fledged opera, Written on Skin, has been performed widely since its premiere at the Aix-en-Provence festival six years ago and it is no surprise that his second has been co-commissioned by seven opera...

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Review – Sally Cookson Conjures Magic Of...

The best magic is sometimes the simplest. That’s certainly true of Sally Cookson’s new adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which rejects technical trickery in favour of old-fashioned sleight of hand. Where other stage...

Matthew Scott Joins the Cast of An American in Paris on Broadway

He's got rhythm! Broadway alum Matthew Scott begins performances in An American in Paris on August 9. He steps in for Brandon Uranowitz in the role of Adam Hochberg; Uranowitz, who earned a Tony...

Arena Stage Honors Moisés Kaufman With American Artist Award

The award will be presented at the opening night celebration of the theatre’s production of ‘Carousel.’ Arena Stage will present director and playwright Moisés Kaufman with the American Artist Award. Kaufman will be presented with the...

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci Review – Compellingly Sung Operatic Misery

Catch this classic double bill of Italian opera in The Royal Opera’s Olivier Award-winning production, with Daniel Oren conducting two excellent casts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=FvysCt1Q9NQ Michieletto is not the first director to dream up an intertwining of these...

The Secret Theatre review: Tarantino meets the Tudors

Anders Lustgarten is a playwright who mixes energetic activism — he’s been arrested on four continents — with a knack for winding up interviewers, often with scathing comments about the efforts of fellow dramatists. Here...

Geva Theatre Announces Lineup for 2016 Festival of New Theatre

The event will include readings of new plays by Mat Smart, Michelle Auger, Carter W. Lewis, and area students. Geva Theatre Center has announced the plays that will be part of its 2016 Festival of...

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