Much as we might prefer living in less interesting times, Sideshow Theatre Company’s opening of Mia Chung’s “You for Me for You” — on the night that the White House announced a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un — couldn’t have been timed better. Chung’s imaginative...
Rough day, Monday. Luckily, by 9 that night, Doctor Patti was in the house. Prescription pad in hand. Or more accurately, in voice. Patti LuPone’s sold-out appearances — two in one night — at the Steppenwolf Theatre on Monday, was the latest of Seth Rudetsky’s little soirees, “A Diva at Home at...
With a new director in place, the financially troubled company decided to take "a year off from producing to get our house in order." It seems progress has been made: PTC will stage three productions of its own in 2018-19, all by female playwrights, and will present some touring shows and other programs as well.
“Girl, don’t make me fall in love with you,” Cuco sang as he stood onstage Wednesday night before a full house at the El Rey Theatre. But it’s not what you think. Cuco, the deeply charming musical persona of 19-year-old Omar Banos from Hawthorne, lives to fall in love. It’s the subject of nearly...
In today’s casting roundup, New York Theatre Workshop is now casting principal roles in the upcoming production of “The House That Will Not Stand,” a play by Marcus Gardley. There are also roles available in a student short film about...Show More Summary
He didn't begin his acting career until his 40s, but he worked steadily ever since - winning a Tony for John Guare's House of Blue Leaves, earning several Emmy nominations for playing the Crane brothers' father on Frasier, taking character roles in such films as Moonstruck and Say Anything. Above all, he was one of […]
After 10 months of renovations and upgrading, the house lights came up Monday morning inside the Helen Hayes Theatre, at 589 seats Broadway’s smallest and newest landmark venue. The stage was filled with board members and staff fromShow More Summary
Artists Repertory Theatre had plans to sell half of its building, including one of its theatres, to a development group that was going to turn the pricey Portland real estate into a 20-story housing and retail building. That may still happen, but the $7 million - one of the largest arts gifts in Oregon's history […]
“Whipped Cream” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. February 1, 2018 by Ashley McKean copyright © 2018 by Ashley McKean Alexei Ratmansky's “Whipped Cream” stirred up a concoction of whimsy and merriment that lifted the mood and lightened the spirit of balletgoers on Thursday. Show More Summary
The House Theatre of Chicago has pursued a 12-year love affair with the famously warring Hatfields of West Virginia and McCoys of Kentucky. This Chicago theater, known for its innovative original works with mythic underpinnings, clearly sees Shakespearean echoes in the famous family feud, the closest...
"[Kirill] Serebrennikov was charged in August 2017 with embezzling state funds at Moscow's famous Gogol Center theater, in a case seen in the Russian artistic community as politically charged." His house arrest, already extended once last October, was due to expire on Jan. 19. He has spoken out about Russian actions in Ukraine and Crimea, […]
UK’s favorite horror fantasy event is returning to the Glasgow Film Festival for its 13th year, from March 1-3, 2018. This year’s bold line-up, once again housed at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre, embraces the latest horror, fantasy and sci-fi discoveries from ten countries, spanning four continents, reflecting the worldwide popularity of the genre. One […]
Well, it's barely visible to the average audience member in her seat at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, but the backstage machinery has been replaced and greatly upgraded, the orchestra pit has been enlarged and enhanced, and acoustics have been improved. Angus McPherson goes backstage for a look.
While there is nostalgia around this important piece of theatre history, everyone—including the stagehands—has come to realize that more and more touring companies are not familiar with the hemp-and-sandbag system and have very little if any experience working in it.
It would be hard to overstate the impact the art house's owners, Daniel and Toby Talbot, have had in shaping art film reception in New York. The building it's in, and the theatre itself, need upgrades, but there's also this: "Moviegoers increasingly want 'the experience,' [an assistant manager] said, such as reclining seats and huge […]
''An American in Paris" Elephant Eye, Pittsburgh CLO, Theatre du Chatelet et al. Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC December 14, 2017 by George Jackson © 2017 by George Jackson What is it about...Show More Summary
The venue that entertained the razed camp’s migrants will reopen in France – as its playwright founders find acclaim at the Young Vic When the tent in Calais that housed the Good Chance Theatre came down in the spring of last year, as...Show More Summary
“The thing that’s frustrating about doing the Olympics is that you get to the end and then you understand what you should have done. When you’re running a theatre or an opera house or a festival, you can learn from your mistakes. You get to the end of London 2012 and think, ‘Damn, I’m never […]
Casting is complete for the new production of “Hatfield & McCoy,” the House Theatre of Chicago announced Tuesday. The Hatfields include: Robert D. Hardaway as Devil Anse Hatfield, Marika Mashburn as Levicy Hatfield, Jeff Mills as Bad Lias Hatfield, Kyle Whalen as Johnse Hatfield, and Jenni M. Hadley,...
Joshua Yaffa writes about the house arrest of the theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov and about artistic freedom in Putin’s Russia.