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By M A Haridy | Theatre TODAY Worldwide
By their first productions shall ye know them. Or shall we? When Trevor Nunn took over as artistic director of the National Theatre, he opened with a production of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People that was choreographed like a musical. Nicholas Hytner began with an Iraq-inflected Henry V that …Everyman
Susan Narucki's kallisti ensemble at UCSD continues to push the envelope with Weill operaUC San Diego
“After 25 years of freelance directing I unexpectedly find myself running my favourite theatre in the world. My first season demonstrates our aim to …Groundhog Day
Its replica river and 65,000 litres of water might sound gimmicky, but this revival of Alan Ayckbourn's black comedy is surprisingly powerful, says Dominic Cavendish
Water, water everywhere. Well, not quite everywhere. Alan Ayckbourn’s black comedy about a holiday from hell on a cabin-cruiser – …Bugsy Malone
Sir Derek Jacobi is to take on the role of Shakespeare's Mercutio, starring opposite lead actors in their 20s
He has already shocked theatreland with a surprise return to the West End, to star in a season of five plays directed by himself.
Now the latest twist in Sir Kenneth Branagh's extraordinary …Derek Jacobi
If you judge a show by its title, you’d expect “Trash Cuisine,” the latest offering from the intrepid Belarus Free Theater, to be a friendly, jokey hoot. It’s a name that puts you in mind of those breezy adventure shows for armchair chefs — “Have Fork, Will Travel” or “Bizarre Foods” — with an …Belarus
“People sometimes ask me why I did this or that project,” says Jonathan Pryce halfway through our interview. He turns to me with a blissful smile, his face a picture of innocence, and adds: “I say, well, they asked me.”
We’re talking about his film work, but if you were searching for the rationale …Shakespeare
British stage talent has dominated the nominations for the 69th Tony awards in the dramatic categories, with the plays based on Wolf Hall leading the charge and nods for actors including Helen Mirren, Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Wolf Hall plays, based on Hilary …Helen Mirren
“It’s not a conspiracy by men to keep women off film or stage, it’s just they don’t notice if we’re not there,” said director Phyllida Lloyd talking on 25 April at the conference Cutting Edge: British Theatre in Hard Times, which explored how theatre in the UK had fared under the coalition …Gender Equality
The 2014-2015 Drama Desk Awards nominations were announced April 23, 2014. Among those nominated are Tamburlaine the Great for Outstanding Revival of …Awards
The job description demanded “visionary and charismatic leadership”, the ability to “command respect and loyalty”, the confidence to take risks and – oh yes – “a knowledge and love of the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries”.
Four months after the role was advertised, Emma Rice has been named …Shakespeare
The appointment of Kneehigh’s Emma Rice as the artistic director of the Globe is a bold move and could be a marriage made in heaven. When Dominic Dromgoole took over from Mark Rylance it was also a leftfield appointment – Dromgoole was best known for new plays – and one that can be counted a …Chandeliers
Emma Rice’s appointment as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe comes as a big surprise. Her reputation rests on her work with the Cornwall-based, internationally famous Kneehigh company which is synonymous with inventiveness and irreverence: in particular, its fame lies in its ability to find …Shakespeare
NATIONWIDE: Among the recipients of 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships are playwrights Kristoffer Diaz, Lucas Hnath and Dan O’Brien. The fellowship, often …Fellowships
In honor of Edward Kleban, this prize is given annually to both a librettist and a lyricist. The Board sets the amount of the prize annually but in …Musical Theatre
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‘Siri…Talk To Me by Mike Haridy is a book of discovery about the origins
and life of a personal …
With the announcement of tours closing early, it is encouraging to see Sell a Door able to continue producing mid-scale musicals with impressive …United Kingdom
John Goodman, Damian Lewis and Tom Sturridge star in the new London revival of David Mamet's classic 1975 examination of small-time crooks.
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will produce a play about the book, ending a dispute that threatened to derail the long-running performance, a publishing group said Saturday.
Dramatic Publishing Co. had refused to extend the …Harper Lee
It’s a surprise to be reminded of Katie Hopkins when watching a play by Douglas Maxwell. The playwright doesn’t mention cockroaches, but he does talk of monsters, and his expansive meditation on the strains of 21st-century city living contains all the self-interest, alienation and distrust you’d …Maxwell
Remy Charlip and the problems of dance notation.
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?
—W. B. Yeats
How do you tell a person in another place or time what a dance looks like, and how it should be performed? You could use words, describing, second by …Frank O'Hara
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in a modern-day, slick but slight reworking of the 15th-century morality play Everyman
Judgement day at the National. The first production in the post Nick Hytner era to be directed by the new guy in charge, Rufus Norris, has landed: a fresh version of the 15th-century …Chiwetel Ejiofor
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Everyman, National Theatre - review: New boss Rufus Norris and revved-up Chiwetel Ejiofor grab attention
Rufus Norris emphatically sets out his stall as artistic director of the National Theatre with an attention-grabbing show that stars a revved-up …Chiwetel Ejiofor
The Lyric Hammersmith has reopened after a £20m redevelopment programme with the addition of the brand new Reuben Foundation Wing, which houses an …Hammersmith
The 2015 Tony Awards nominees will be announced today at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel at 8:30am. The announcements, which will be …Award Shows
In a plot twist fitting of the stage, a Monroeville, Ala., museum that produces a theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” announced that it has lost licensing rights to the play indefinitely after this year.
For 26 years, fans have flocked to Ms. Lee’s rural hometown to …Harper Lee
Douglas Maxwell's socio-political fantasy lacks coherence, says Mark Brown
Glasgow's Southside is a truly fascinating place. The final destination, over more than a century, for many and varied groups of refugees and migrants, from Jews fleeing Czarist Russia, to people from the post-independence …Scotland