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Chicago Theater Review: 'War Paint' Starring Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole

The sophisticated and rewarding new musical “War Paint,” about the decades-spanning rivalry of cosmetic titans Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, manages remarkably to be many things at once. 1,114 more words


People, Theatres & Phones: A Personal Rant.

There’s been a lot of discussion about mobile phones and audiences this week (kicked off by this piece in The Stage). It’s something I’ve thought a lot about recently and had a little change of heart over. 1,532 more words

National Theatre

Penny Dreadful Series Finale Review

I really had a hard time trying to decide how I wanted to approach this finale. The truncated way the show ended combined with the… 1,139 more words

TV Talk

Parker (2013)

A career criminal is betrayed and left for dead by his crew and so sets about learning the plans for their latest job and stealing their loot in revenge. 151 more words


Penny Dreadful: season three review

And so endeth Penny Dreadful. Before its time some might say. Despite the fact that creator John Logan said it would always end with (*spoiler!) the death of Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), not many of us believed him. 709 more words


Penny Dreadful S3:E8

Before We Begin

One of the benefits of cutting the cord is that I can put my money where my mouth is in a way that I really couldn’t when I had premium cable/satellite. 656 more words

TV Talk

It's Perpetual Night for Marie Gilbert as she recaps part one of the Penny Dreadful finale

On last week’s episode of Penny Dreadful Lily was captured by Victor thanks to Dorian and Vanessa gives herself to Dracula. The apocalypse has begun, but is it too late for the Wolf of God to save the Scorpion? 1,064 more words