Monthly Archives: January 2013

Life & Times Review Roundup

The Nature Theater of Oklahoma has received positive reviews for its multi-part Life and Times, presented Off-Broadway by Soho Rep as part of the Under the Radar festival at the Public Theater. The creative team includes Kristin Worrall (book), Florian … Continue reading

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Fig Leaves Review Roundup

Unsung Musicals has received mixed reviews for its Off-Broadway revival of the short-lived 1969 musical The Fig Leaves Are Falling. This revised version features a scaled-down cast of eight actors, three new songs, and previously discarded dialogue and lyrics in … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wizard of Song Review Roundup

The Harold Arlen revue The Wonderful Wizard of Song has received mixed notices for its Off-Broadway premiere at St. Luke’s, where it has settled for an open-ended run after a national tour. The creative team includes George Bugatti (concept, book), … Continue reading

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Broadway Theater Hall of Fame

On Monday, Jan. 28, Tony-winning actor Tyne Daly (Gypsy) will host the Theater Hall of Fame’s 2012 Gala Induction and Dinner at the Gershwin Theatre, where the plaques of the inductees will be hung. This year’s class includes artistic directors … Continue reading

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Les Misérables Tops UK Chart

A week after reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the US, the Les Misérables soundtrack has become the first cast recording in 16 years to hit No. 1 on the Official UK Albums chart. The previous … Continue reading

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20at20 Winter 2013

The Off-Broadway Alliance is once again offering its 20at20 program of discount tickets to Off-Broadway shows. For seven years, the biannual program has offered $20 tickets for sale 20 minutes before curtain time. Note that only cash is accepted for … Continue reading

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2013 Golden Globes

The 70th annual Golden Globes were revelead last night in Hollywood. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ably and hilariously hosted the proceedings, aided by fellow SNL alums Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell. The night’s biggest surprise was perhaps the win … Continue reading

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Les Misérables Tops Billboard Chart

In the Jan. 19 issue of Billboard, the Les Misérables soundtrack has claimed the top spot on the “Billboard 200” chart, supplanting Taylor Swift’s country-pop Red, which held that perch for the past four weeks. In doing so, the soundtrack … Continue reading

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2013 BAFTA Nominations

Yesterday, at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters in London, actors Alice Eve and Jeremy Irvine announced the shortlist for this year’s BAFTA honors. Among the favorites is the musical Les Misérables, which received nine nominations, including … Continue reading

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2013 Oscar Nominations

At 5:38 a.m. today in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif., Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards. (Only once before has a host … Continue reading

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