“Planning permission has been granted for a block of men’s public toilets in Newport to be turned into a performance space. The Victorian building in Newport city centre is to become a 25-seat micro-venue used for monologues, site-specific works, magic…
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“The origin story begins in 2007, when [Orin] Wolf took his wife, who was born in Israel, to the Other Israel Film Festival at J.C.C. Manhattan on the Upper West Side. There was a new Israeli film playing that they wanted to see — The Band’s Visit, a fictional story about an Egyptian police orchestra […]
“The book festival is becoming an incubator for new ideas, not only in books but also in the theatre. We are an experimental stage for theatrical ideas and we are very proud of that new emerging role.”
“The question for arts journalism is, what is the role of the critic in contemporary society?” Charles Whitaker said. “Critics are no longer the influential arbiters of taste that they once were. People are turning to Facebook and their friends to determine where to spend their arts dollars. The role of the critic has been […]
Ironically, in the musical devoted to their lives – A Chorus Line, of course – there often is no chorus. But Actors Equity wants to change what chorus members can achieve: “It’s petitioning the Tony administration committee to consider awards for not o…
And they brought the house down: “Ms. Herzfeld’s students surprised the audience, singing an emotional rendition of ‘Seasons of Love,’ from the musical Rent. They received a standing ovation, and left some in the crowd in tears.”
What a ridiculous idea. “These hoary hand-wringings are a cumulative canard bigger than the worldwide branding of Donald Duck (you knew I’d get to Disney eventually). They betray a lack of perspective for Broadway history and, most disconcerting to me, a bias against children and their predilections.”
Apparently the juggernaut that is Harry Potter will never end, and The Band’s Visit gets a big award as well. (And if you want to read more about the speeches, the tone, and … uh … De Niro, here you go.)
The play sure doesn’t look very revolutionary now, but in 1968, the history of gay male characters on stage was short and not very pleasant. Now, however, it’s revolutionary because the gay characters are actually played by out gay actors.
Mean Girls has a ton of nominations, the same number as (yes) SpongeBob Square Pants. But Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, of course, may sneak up on them, and Once on This Island is a “scrappy” fave.