Feel part of the show at ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ on Broadway in New York City

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The first Broadway show I attended in a year and a half was “Freestyle Love Supreme,” a show that changes every night because it’s completely improvised and reliant on audience participation. It turned out to be the perfect way to get back to the theater, and I went to see … Read more

Steven Spielberg Honors Stephen Sondheim at ‘West Side Story’ Premiere

The world premiere of the movie “West Side Story” started off gloomy Monday night. The New York party took place three days after the musical’s legendary lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, died at the age of 91. At Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, stars of the film such as Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, … Read more

this tiresome Boris Johnson parody fails to fly

The Lyric’s annual pantomime is usually the curtain for the holidays — and in hindsight, last year’s cancellation spelled doom for theater land’s Christmas. Now it’s finally “Open Sesame” for this postponed Aladdin, with the usual mix of current and traditional in the venue. But, painfully enough, this latest edition misses the mark. Scripted by … Read more

what can Eamonn Holmes and a horny dog ​​tell us about the Troubles?

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the partition of Ireland and receiving a belated “Britain’s premiere” at the Finborough Theatre, ten years after it first opened at the Crescent Arts Center in Belfast, the provocative satire Yes So I Said Yes by David Ireland not for the faint of heart. Rape, bestiality, homophobia, PTSD, Eamonn … Read more

Julian Clary’s suburban hyenas provide sparkling, filthy entertainment

Leaving Julian Clary loose in the world of children’s stories feels like a risky strategy — so alert are his feelers to possible allusions, that the comedian can make even a picnic in the sun sound daring somehow. Yet he has had huge success with his best-selling series The Bolds, about a group of hyenas … Read more

Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, whose work transformed musical theatre, dies aged 91

November 26 (Reuters) – Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater move beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with works such as “West Side Story,” “Into the Woods” and “Sweeney Todd ‘, died early Friday at age 91, his publicist said. The musical great died at his home in … Read more

Fans of Stephen Sondheim honor the late Broadway legend outside the NYC theater of the same name

Fans mourning the loss of Stephen Sondheim paid tribute to the legendary composer and lyricist outside his eponymous theater in Midtown Friday night. Broadway buffs made a makeshift memorial in front of the Stephen Sondheim Theater on West 43rd Street, leaving behind bouquets of flowers, notes and a black-and-white photograph of the smiling icon, who … Read more

When it comes to art, Skye knows no limit – The Royal Gazette

Created: 26 Nov. 2021 08:00 Skye Minors is one of four performing arts students to receive a $5,000 grant from the BMDS Charitable Trust (photo included) Skye Minors had her first dance lesson when she was five. At 18, she hopes that her talent, and the classes she takes at Howard University, will give her … Read more

When it comes to art, Skye knows no limit – The Royal Gazette

Created: 26 Nov. 2021 08:00 Skye Minors is one of four performing arts students to receive a $5,000 grant from the BMDS Charitable Trust (photo included) Skye Minors had her first dance lesson when she was five. At 18, she hopes that her talent, and the classes she takes at Howard University, will give her … Read more

Beverley Knight raises the roof

“A formidable businesswoman,” summed up Faye Treadwell’s obituary in 2011. Given her success and perseverance, managing the long-lived R&B/soul singing group The Drifters from 1967, through multiple iterations, until retiring in 2001, that is both a compliment and a character assessment. The context of her emergence from humble backgrounds as the daughter of an Arkansas … Read more