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First Nighter: "Fathers and Sons," "Khandan [Family]," "Handbagged" in London

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

LONDON--Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons, which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donma...

Tom Hiddleston Wows Critics In Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.19.2013 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Tom Hiddleston has gone from the theater to "Thor" and back again. The British actor has returned to his classical stage roots with a...

Mark Rylance's Richard III

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Mark Rylance is out to make his mark as one of the greats, a Kean, a Garrick, a Booth, but he is also trying to be something more. He is both acting a...

Why I Love Talkbacks and Why You Should Too

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There are those who think poorly of talkbacks. They think theater, in many ways an ephemeral art, is to be experienced, not analyzed. This is the same argument made by those who think you shouldn't hold poetry interpretation classes.

First Nighter: All-Female "Julius Caesar" Works Except When It Doesn't

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The funniest aside takes place during one of Walters' most demanding sequences as disillusioned Brutus. What she breaks it off to say to her convict colleagues won't be revealed here, but it's a laugh-and-a-half.

Theater: Beware the Ides of March & Beware Missing "Julius Caesar!"

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Two of my favorite theatrical venues have combined to offer an exciting new production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. It's the best Julius Caesar I've ever seen and certainly one of the top shows of the year.

First Nighter: Regina Taylor Confronts the Computer Age Poorly, Matt Charman Does It Better

David Finkle | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Whatever Regina Taylor is trying to get across in stop. reset., at the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney, has gone completely over my ...

First Nighter: The Woefully Misunderstood Damsels in Distress of Passion and Cinderella

David Finkle | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The correct title for the Sondheim-Lapine opus would be Romantic Obsession, and it wouldn't try to ingratiate itself as a depiction of what genuine love is. Passion is anything but a love story.

Blinded Actor Sues Theater For Stage Gun Misfire

Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

Theater actor David Birrell is suing London's Donmar Warehouse for $400,000 after a replica gun misfire on stage left him blind in one eye, the BBC re...

Getting to Know Sir Derek Jacobi -- an Interview With BAM's King Lear

Lily Bevan | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Lily Bevan

All the rhythm is artificially created in a film -- in the theatre when the curtain goes up you are your own man, and it's terrifying -- there's no safety net.

Stage Door: King Lear

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Set on a bare stage at BAM's Harvey Theater, King Lear, as directed by Michael Grandage, is a straightforward, accessible production of the popular Shakespeare play.

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine "Passion" Gives Passion a Bad Name

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Passion is a depiction of romantic obsession and the subtly destructive ends to which romantic obsession can lead -- all of it outfitted with somber, totally humorless Sondheim songs.

London Theater on my Mind

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Isenberg

Every year, I go to London to get my theater fix. My small group of fellow theater lovers in tow, I hit six shows in eight days, and it never seems too much.

Jude Law To Tackle Hamlet Onstage

Playbill | John Nathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Michael Grandage, artistic director of London's Donmar Warehouse, the theatrical powerhouse behind Frost/Nixon, has announced that beginning in Septem...