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Film Review: THE SEAGULL (USA 2018) ***1/2

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An aging actress named Irina Arkadina pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. 680 more words

Michael Mayer on the Necessity of Art

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I say this without reservation. Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekov’s THE SEAGULL is the best I have ever seen, and it is easily one of the best films of 2018, and not just because Annette Benning makes the vain and oblivious Irina an intriguingly complex character, nor because Elisabeth Moss’ tragi-comic turn as Masha is nothing short of breathtaking as she combines ferocity and vulnerability with flawless comic timing that reveals the depths of her character’s heartbreak.. 46 more words

Stumbling: "Head Over Heels" Aims for Broadway

The Go-Go’s were a significant portion of the soundtrack of my high school and college years. Their pop-punk songs managed to be both effervescent and gritty. 1,381 more words

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Sasha “True” Garden City Movement Remix via Late Night Tales

Michael Mayer, Theo Kottis and Garden City Movement step up to remix Sasha’s ‘True’ (feat. Dems) on Late Night Tales.

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‘True’ emerged as an unexpected but welcome side effect during Sasha’s dedicated studio time reinterpreting his stunning… 181 more words

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Chess: A Musical I've Been Waiting For Decades to See Their Next Move.

The Review: Broadway Center Stage’s Chess

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In June of last year, Tim Rice (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar), the incredible lyric and book writer of many of my favorite musicals, announced that after a recent successful table reading, the long-awaited revival of the musical, … 1,988 more words

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D.C. Theater Review: 'Chess'

It’s been 30 years since the musical “Chess,” noted for its engaging score and inscrutable book, survived on Broadway for a scant two months. Could a high-profile revival finally be in the offing? 518 more words

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Drag act in Broadway debut

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BY BILLY SUTER

A POPULAR contestant in the recent ninth season of the drag contest TV series, Rupaul’s Drag Race, is to appear on Broadway for the first time in a principal role in a new musical featuring the music of ’80s all-girl group, The Go-Gos. 289 more words

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