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Why Theatre In Los Angeles Is Missing Its Potential

Charles McNulty: “What is the distinctive stamp of L.A. theater? In posing this question to myself, I find my answer to be dismayingly similar to what I would have said when I moved to Los Angeles from New York 14 years ago to be The Times’ theater critic. The theater has remained decentralized, widely variable in quality and ambition, and sorely in need of institutional leadership able to meet the self-regard of a city that, long out of New York’s shadow, has come to recognize itself as ...
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Los Angeles, The Times, Charles McNulty, 10.14.19


‘My Actual Goal Is To Be The Anthony Bourdain Of Theatre’: Helen Shaw, New York Magazine’s New Critic

“I want to say to readers: You have no idea that you want to go to this weird corner and eat these spicy noodles, but trust me, you’ll love it. If I could do one millionth of that for theatre, I’d be happy.” (On the other hand: “I love theatre, but I am not a fan. I don’t feel like a fan. And I do get very, very angry at things.”) – American Theatre
Tags: THEATRE, 10.11.19


What Does It Mean To Be An Audience, And How Does An Arts Institution ‘Develop’ It?

The idea of audience development as a solution has taken over everything in arts organizations, but there’s more to it, at least from the audience side. “Being an audience member means being a citizen, customer, community member, and worker. It is a sort of control interface for ruling.” – HowlRound
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, 10.13.19


A Prison Production Of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ Goes On Tour

“The cast was strip-searched before boarding the bus to their show. The leading man was shackled so tightly that he performed with abrasions on his wrists. And the moment the men finished their bows and the house lights came up, they had to slip out of costume and back into green prison uniforms.” – The New York Times
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Your Living Room Is The Stage

Well, what the heck: “Agreeing to host an immersive show when not connected to the company is a daring step. The spaces are not – for obvious reasons – designed for it. The host is not a professional. The address may be anywhere and so guarantees of ticket sales for any given postcode may be complicated. But people came. Strangers came into my home.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, 10.11.19


INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 14th - BEETLEJUICE and SLAVE PLAY Top Growth!

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Beetlejuice 4.17, Freestyle Love Supreme 2.44, Mean Girls 1.47, Tina The Tina Turner Musical 1.40 and Moulin Rouge 0.81. The top growing current Broadway plays were Slave Play 14.98, Betrayal 6.78, Cursed Child 0.62, To Kill A Mockingbird 0.36 and The Great Society 0. [Author: Alan Henry]
Tags: Theatre, Betrayal, Broadway, Alan Henry, Moulin Rouge, Great Society, Tina Turner Musical


Tennessee Williams and His Army of Emotionally Distraught Women

If there's one thing Tennessee Williams is known for, it's the emotional suffering he forces upon his characters. In honor of The Rose Tattoo's Broadway revival, we're looking back at some of his most distressed leading ladies. [Author: Julie Musbach]
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Photo Flash: Get A First Look At The Non-Replica Production of WICKED in Prague

A new non-replica production of WICKED is now on stage in Prague. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production,which began performances last month. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/15; MOULIN ROUGE! & TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Break Records

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 10132019. [Author: BWW Special]
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Review Roundup: Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

L.A. Opera presents The Light in the PiazzaRene Fleming and Emmy winner Dove Cameron star as Margaret and Clara Johnson, two American tourists in Italy. Their grand vacation plans take an unexpected detour when young Clara is swept off her feet by a local charmer.Brian Stokes Mitchell plays the role of Signor Naccarelli, the debonair father of a wealthy Florentine family. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Review Roundup: Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

L.A. Opera presents The Light in the PiazzaRene Fleming and Emmy winner Dove Cameron star as Margaret and Clara Johnson, two American tourists in Italy. Their grand vacation plans take an unexpected detour when young Clara is swept off her feet by a local charmer.Brian Stokes Mitchell plays the role of Signor Naccarelli, the debonair father of a wealthy Florentine family. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Italy, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Clara, Piazza, Margaret, Clara Johnson, BWW News Desk, Dove Cameron, Signor Naccarelli, Renee Fleming Dove Cameron Brian Stokes Mitchell


Broadway Playwright and SAVED BY THE BELL Creator Sam Bobrick Passes Away at 87

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that author, playwright, television writer, and lyricist, Sam Bobrick, best known for creating the television series Saved By the Bell, has passed away after suffering a stoke. He was 87 years old. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Sam Bobrick


Laura Benanti To Host Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Gala For ACLU

Tony Award-winning actress LAURA BENANTI My Fair Lady has been announced to host and perform at the 17th annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM concert on Monday, October 28 at 730 p.m. at The Town Hall in New York City 123 W. 43 St. Also joining the previously announced line-up of stars will be performers ALYSHA UMPHRESS On The Town, KIM BLANCK Octet and MILI DIAZ Wicked. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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New Jersey Teen Reacts to Punishment for Wearing THE PROM T-Shirt to School

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, New Jersey middle schooler and her mother are fighting back after the student was punished for wearing a t-shirt from Broadway's The Prom to school. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Photo Coverage: FROZEN's First National Tour Gets Read to Hit the Road!

From the producers of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will launch a North American tour this fall, commencing in Schenectady, NY prior to an official opening at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Heralded by The New Yorker as 'thrilling' and 'genuinely moving,' Frozen has emerged as the biggest hit musical of the last two Broadway seasons, breaking four house records at its New York home, the legendary St. James Theatre. For more information, inclu...
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BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About UCLA in 2019/2020

With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the country's most prestigious theatre programs and chatting with the schools' faculty to give you insight into what to expect from their programs, from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're looking at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. Check out info on the school and answers about their program [Author: Linnae Medeiros]
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Harry Connick Jr. Will Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Harry Connick, Jr., who returns to Broadway this holiday season, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to Variety. The stage and screen star will be honored in a ceremony on October 24, 2019. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW TV: Watch Broadway Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THE ROSE TATTOO

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, October 15, 2019,at the American Airlines Theatre. [Author: TV - Red Carpets]
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BWW Readers Respond to Cell Phone Use in the Theatre

We asked, and you answered In her exclusive BroadwayWorld column, Industry Editor Cara Joy David delved into the the evolution of cell phone use in the theatre, from the backlash against Jeremy O. Harris's view of phone use to Freestyle Love Supreme's use of Yondr. We asked our readers to speak up about if inappropriate cell phone use has ruined their theatre experiences. Check out some of the standout answers below [Author: Linnae Medeiros]
Tags: Theatre, Cara Joy David, Linnae Medeiros, Jeremy O Harris


BWW TV: Watch Broadway Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THE ROSE TATTOO; Live at 6pm!

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, October 15, 2019,at the American Airlines Theatre. [Author: TV - Red Carpets]
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VIDEO: Watch the Season Three Trailer for THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, Featuring 'Perfectly Marvelous' from CABARET

Amazon Prime has released the trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season three, which features the song 'Perfectly Marvelous' from Cabaret [Author: Stage Tube]
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Two Weeks Left To Nominate For The 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, Presented by TodayTix!

There's just two weeks left to submit nominations for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, brought to you by TodayTix Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Our local editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through October 31. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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A History of Water in the Middle East review – cheeky political lesson makes waves

Royal Court, LondonPoet Sabrina Mahfouz uses songs, music and humour to deliver an impassioned assault on British imperialismPassion counts for a lot in the theatre. That is proved by this fiercely political piece written by Sabrina Mahfouz, and performed by her and three colleagues, which lives up exactly to its title. A mix of gig and lecture and running just over an hour, it is driven by a strong anti-imperialist urge and informs even as it entertains.Mahfouz, an admired poet who has dual Egy...
Tags: Theatre, Stage, Culture, Royal Court theatre, Middle East and North Africa


Roundabout's THE ROSE TATTOO Opens Today on Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens today [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Photo/Video: First Look At Zach Adkins In WEST SIDE STORY at NC Theatre

BroadwayWorld has a first look at NC Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, playing now through October 20th at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Groff & More in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starringJonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle, opens October 17at The Westside Theatre 407 W. 43rd St, NYC, where it plays through January 19, 2020. Check out a first look at the cast in action below [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Photo Coverage: Go Inside BEST IN SHOWS at Feinstein's/54 Below with Orfeh, Andy Karl & More!

Brenda Braxton, Javier Colon, Adam Kantor, Cassandra Kubinski, Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Christine Pedi, andPaige Pricecame togetherfor Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, last night, October 14, at Feinstein's 54 Below. The evening honored Andy Karl and Orfeh, who were awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award in recognition of their deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. [Author: Genevieve Rafter Keddy]
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Renee Elise Goldsberry Joins Cast of EVIL on CBS

Tony winner Rene Elise Goldsberry has joined the cast of CBS' supernatural dramaEvil for multi-episode arc, according to Deadline. [Author: TV News Desk]
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Alex Brightman Appears on Story Pirates Podcast Season 3 Launch

The third season of The Story Pirates Podcast, written for and by kids, launched on October 10th via Spotify and wherever podcasts are available. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes Broadway, West End Legend Frances Ruffelle

This week, the Broadwaysted crew is absolutely thrilled to be sitting down with the incredible star of Broadway and the West End, Frances Ruffelle We're pouring out Milagro Tequila and super embarrassed that we somehow misplaced our corkscrew as Frances spills about the experience of creating the iconic role of Eponine and winning the Tony Award, starring in the original West End production of Starlight Express, and her amazing performance piece 'Frances Ruffelle Lives in New York' celebrating i...
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