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A feel-good family funeral

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review two Broadway transfers, Chicken & Biscuits and Is This a Room. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Douglas Lyons’s “Chicken & Biscuits,” the third of an unprecedented eight shows by Black playwrights that are set to open on Broadway this season, bills itself as “a feel-good comedy that will feed your soul.” This production, which is extremely well directed by Zhailon Levingston, originated at a theater in Queens but was forced to close after less than two weeks bec...
Tags: Art, Fbi, Queens, Broadway, National Security Agency, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, Emily Davis, Dana, BRIANNA, Michael Urie, Lucas Hnath, Lyceum, Douglas Lyons, Tina Satter, Zhailon Levingston

My rock’n’roll friendship with Lindy Morrison

She was in the Go-Betweens, Tracey Thorn was in the Marine Girls, their 30-year friendship enhanced both their livesOn 31 March 1983, she burst into my dressing room, asking at the top of her voice, “Has anyone here got a lipstick I can borrow?” I looked up to see a tall woman in a Lurex dress, with a mass of blonde hair. Our two bands, Marine Girls and the Go-Betweens, were on the same bill at the Lyceum in London. I was 20, and she was 31. I was a tentative singer, she was a loud, outspoken dr...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Books, Music, Science, London, Friendship, Women, Life and style, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Paris, Roger Moore, Brisbane Australia, Tracey Thorn, Shakespeare and Co

‘Sweet Dreams’ explores the New Romantic scene that launched Duran Duran, Culture Club and more

For Dylan Jones, the paradox of the New Romantic music scene is that this British blend of new sounds and styles became a worldwide phenomenon thanks in large part to American television. “The New Romantics were made by America because of MTV,” says Jones, author of the new oral history “Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics.” For those too young to experience it, the scene was one that combined synthpop music with outrageous fashion and makeup. “Withou...
Tags: Books, Music, London, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, United Kingdom, David Bowie, Shirley, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk, Pasadena, Cambridgeshire, Donald Trump

School Sues South Euclid Over Anti-Discrimination Law

A conservative Christian organization is filing a lawsuit against an Ohio city for its laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The group says it threatens the freedoms of a Catholic college prep school. The Lyceum , a Catholic college preparatory school, is suing the city of South Euclid for its laws protecting LGBTQ people. Christiana Holcomb with the Alliance Defending Freedom represents The Lyceum. She said the law threatens some of the school’s core b...
Tags: Ohio, Catholic, Andy Chow, Holcomb, Alliance Defending Freedom, South Euclid, Lyceum, Christiana Holcomb

Horizon Capital launches with 200 mln pound fund

Several former executives of Lyceum Capital have launched Horizon Capital, a London PE firm that closed on a 200 million-pound fund last week. Investors of the fund include Pantheon, Idinvest Partners, Lombard Odier, HQ Capital and eQ Asset Management. The execs launching Horizon Capital include Jeremy Hand, Simon Hitchcock, Luke Kingston, Adam Lewis and Martin Squier. Rede Partners acted as placement agent, while Macfarlanes was legal adviser. PRESS London, 23 October 2018 – Seasoned private eq...
Tags: London, Trends, ERP, Funds, Horizon, Idinvest Partners, Hitchcock, Lyceum, Access Group, Rede Partners, Lyceum Capital, Macfarlanes, Horizon Capital, Martin Squier Rede Partners, Martin Squier, Horizon Capital LLP

Ardian backs Bellrock

Ardian has provided 50 million pounds in financing to UK-based Bellrock, a facilities management and property services provider. The capital infusion will be used to both refinance Bellrock and support its acquisition of Profile Consultancy Limited and expansion plans. Bellrock is backed by Lyceum Capital.  PRESS RELEASE London, July 6, 2017 – Ardian, the independent private investment company, today announced the arrangement of a Unitranche financing facility to refinance Bellrock, a leading fa...
Tags: Asia, UK, London, US, Trends, David, Zurich, York, David Smith, Bedford, Adam Lewis, Europe North America, PE Deals, Ardian, ARDIAN Ardian, Dominique Senequier

BWW Review: Brit-Farce THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Literally Brings Down The House

All the context you'll need to deal with at the Lyceum's latest offering, Britain's Mischief Theatre import, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, is right there in the title. Forgoing pesky details like plot and character development, the two-act evening of visual gags - some worthy of a Mack Sennet silent - pieced together by bits of verbal silliness is one of those endeavors that charges onto the stage as a force of choreographed chaos, bombarding the audience with so many jabs to the funny bone that ev...
Tags: Theatre, Britain, House, Michael Dale, Lyceum, Mack Sennet

Aisle View: Orange Pekoe on the Upper West Side

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney in Oh Hello on Broadway Photo: Joan Marcus Take two little old bickering men who share a $75-a-month, 5-bedroom rent-controlled apartment at 73rd & Columbus and are celebrities in their own minds; and who are played by younger actors of an indeterminate age wearing ghastly wigs through which their real hair seems to poke through. Put their two-man "show" in the Lyceum Theatre, for no good reason, plop them down on a stageful of reconstituted scenery, and hit...
Tags: New York, News, America, Fox, John Goodman, Jon Hamm, Broadway, Nick Kroll, Seth Meyers, Upper West Side, Aziz Ansari, Columbus, Alan Alda, Huffington Post, Peter, Steven Suskin

Stories from the Somme Transform Liverpool Lyceum Building

The giant commemorative artwork, which also reflects the pivotal role letters had on the morale on the Western Front, will animate the Grade II* listed former post office for at least the next nine months. The post Stories from the Somme Transform Liverpool Lyceum Building appeared first on
Tags: Art, News, Top, Ww1, Lyceum

The Lyceum of Greek Women, an Addition to Montreal's Multicultural Mosaic

The Lyceum of Greek Women opened a new chapter in Montreal with the aim of engaging the Greek women of the Canadian metropolis in its ongoing efforts to showcase Greek traditional arts and crafts, brandish the Hellenic civilization and promote women's social issues. Traditional Greek cooking courses, embroidery lessons, knitting demonstrations, arts and crafts exhibitions, Byzantine iconography seminars and lectures by distinguished women from Quebec and Greece will be a part of the Lyceum of G...
Tags: News, Greece, Canada, Athens, Montreal, Quebec, Huffington Post, Justin Trudeau, Justine Frangouli Argyris, Lyceum

Ah, so that's why Adapt wasn't put in the shop window in 2015

Results didn't show biz in its best light The reason why Lyceum-backed Adapt remains Lyceum-backed is contained in their latest set of annual profit and loss accounts - company growth stalled and so a sales process was halted.…
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WW1 Stories to Transform Liverpool’s Lyceum Building

The giant commemorative artwork is to animate The Lyceum, a Grade II* listed building on Bold Street, which for many years was a post office and is currently vacant. Designed by The Sound Agents: John Campbell and Moira Kenny, the installation will see five 14m high panels fixed between the building’s Doric columns. The post WW1 Stories to Transform Liverpool’s Lyceum Building appeared first on
Tags: News, Top, Liverpool, Ww1, John Campbell, Lyceum, Moira Kenny