Posts by: lmr25

Exciting News for the Huntington!

This morning, the Huntington Theatre Company announced that it has been given a $10 million gift from the Calderwood Charitable Foundation! Read more here.

More war theatre–”Black Watch”

“Black Watch” first premiered in 2007 and has toured, but I managed avoid hearing about the play–about a group of Scottish soldiers in Iraq–until today.  The play, which was originally performed at the National Theatre of Scotland runs at St. Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn until May 8th. Here is the  New York Times article about […]

“Being Harold Pinter” by Belarus Free Theatre

Belarus Free Theatre premieres a new piece at La MaMa in New York City.  The title of the article says it all: “Political Theatre, Brought to you by the Politically Powerless.”  The piece focuses on “tracing the relationship between power and violence” in the works of Harold Pinter. Read more here: http://theater.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/theater/reviews/07pinter.html?ref=theater

Image for Family Stories: Belgrade

Check out this interactive image of the gradual dissolution of Yugoslavia.

Huntington’s “Sons of the Prophet” Opens Tonight!

Tonight, the Huntington Theatre Company will have a World Premiere of a new play at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End.   The play is “Sons of the Prophet” by Stephen Karam, writer of “Speech & Debate,” recently produced by Lyric Stage, and also co-writer of “columbinus” a controversial play that was banned at […]

“Tricky Dick” the Musical

Here is a fun, ironic little article about a group of law (of all things) students at Duke University who wrote a musical about former president Richard Nixon, an alum of Duke’s Law School, who apparently was disowned after the Watergate Scandal. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/us/04nixon.html?_r=2&ref=theater

Robin Williams in Iraq War play

Here is a review of “Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo” on Broadway starring Robin Williams.    This article drew me in for several reasons, the first being working on Fallujah by Evan Sanderson has increased my awareness of and understanding of the need for plays about war.   Also, the article compares this new […]

LA Times Review of “The Weir”

A new production of Conor McPherson’s “The Weir” is happening at South Coast Repertory! I found it very interesting to read about how this show lives on its feet versus on the page (and the images are great, too).  Thought this was a good preemptive post for our class discussion on Friday! Read the review […]

“Spiderman Smackdown” coming to Broadway

The Spidey Project, from the Peoples Improv Theatre, challenges whether putting $65 million into a Broadway musical is the best course of action to make it good.  Their goal: write, compose, cast and stage a musical about Spiderman with $0 and mount it March 14–the day before Turn Off the Dark is scheduled to (finally) […]

“Body Against Body” Dance Theatre Piece to Premiere at Boston ICA this weekend.

A piece by the prolific choreographer of Spring Awakening and Fela and recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, Bill T. Jones, which starts performances this weekend at the ICA in Boston.  This production is a revitalization of a collection of duets choreographed by Jones and his partner, before his partner’s death from AIDS in 1988. […]

Climate-Change as Dangerous Theatre Machine

An interesting new piece of environmental theatre at London International Mime Festival: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2011/feb/03/disasters-theatre-climate-change-threats