The Cherry Orchard is in bloom again—for the 16th time on Broadway—again briefly brightening the growing gloom of a doomed Russian aristocracy. After five years of the Parisian high-life, Mme. Ranevskaya has returned to the folding family fold, hoping to save her heavily mortgaged estate from the greedy clutches of the rising middle class and rescue the orchard—her pride and joy—from the chopping block.
No such luck, of course. In his last play, written in 1904, Anton Chekhov
With three of his musicals currently playing on Broadway, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is ready to make good on his previously stated desire to add a fourth, a transfer of the recent hit London revival of Sunset Boulevard.
The New York Post reported that the show “is definitely a go” for the Palace Theatre
“'People don’t know what to make of us, but we are making an impression.'"
Shakespeare's work is now spread out across all genres of performance: theater, dance, opera, music, puppetry, etc. So it's lovely to hear about so many elements of live performance coming together to bring such renowned work of art to life. Macbeth may be
Hamilton’s cross over appeal hit late night October 8 when Saturday Night Live welcomed Lin-Manuel Miranda as host.
The episode was studded with moments that had theatre people cheering.
Hamilton loomed large from the start. Miranda remarked
If anyone asks me what I do for a living, I always tell them I'm an actor - which means that I wait tables. In L.A., this surprises no one. But I can attest to the perks of simply living and working in a cinema city, because these include getting to meet wonderful, down-to-Earth people who also grace my T.V. screen. Dann Florek (Law & Order: SVU) is one of those lovely neighborhood friends