Posts tagged with theater

Sep 27 2018

Mark your calendars


According to THR, there's going to be a stage adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and it comes with a lot of very impressive credentials...

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May 8 2018

Lies in advertising


The reviews for this movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull have been glowing, but the trailer is not enticing, despite the big-name cast. What's up with that music? And that font?!? Anyone...

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Oct 10 2017



The Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently running a theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The local paper recently posted a lukewarm review that killed any desire I had to see the play, but I still wanted to...

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Jun 6 2017

But the heroine doesn't die!


According to The New York Times, a long-lost Edith Wharton play has recently surfaced. The Shadow of a Doubt was supposed to be staged in New York in 1901, but for unknown reasons the production was abandoned and the play forgotten...

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Jul 7 2016

Not without Alexander Skarsgard, sorry.


According to the New York Post, there is a True Blood musical in the works. Nothing has been confirmed, but the Post has a fair bit of concrete-sounding information about the project...

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Jun 2 2016

Leave well enough alone


The first pictures of the in-character cast are out for the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and everybody looks spectacular. Of course, creating lush visuals has never been Rowling's problem...

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Oct 28 2015

It will still be a step up


And speaking of theater, I notice that my local performing arts center is hosting TheatreworksUSA's touring production of The Lightning Thief, a musical (WHY?) mash-up of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. I'm not a fan of either musicals or "approximately one-hour" long adaptations of five-book series, so...

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Sep 30 2015

Murderous yuppies


I don't understand why this book has so much longevity, but Bret Easton Ellis's novel American Psycho lives again, this time in the form of a musical. According to THR, Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will star as serial killer Patrick Bateman...

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Jan 13 2015

It is a mystery.


Okay, I had no idea a Gone With The Wind musical even existed, but I am sincerely impressed by the cheese factor of this South Korean version. K-pop idol Seohyun plays Scarlett O'Hara, and while she makes a lovely stand-in for Vivien Leigh, I really don't understand...

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Feb 27 2014

A classy move


According to a New York Times blog, The National Enquirer recently ran an apparently 100% fictional article suggesting that the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and playwright David Bar Katz were lovers who freebased cocaine together. Katz, a longtime friend of Hoffman's, successfully sued the publication for libel...

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Jun 6 2013

Why am I not wealthy enough to fly to England and see this?


According to The Guardian, Robert and David Goodale's play Perfect Nonsense—an adaptation of P. G. Wodehouse's 1938 book The Code of the Woosters—will open in England at the Duke of York's Theatre on October 30th. The play will star Stephen Mangan (star of the BBC's Dirk Gently TV series) as Bertie Wooster and Matthew Macfadyen...

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Sep 26 2012

A mystery worthy of its source material


NPR posted an article yesterday about the troubles besieging a prospective Broadway musical version of Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca. According to the article, the production's major investor, a dude named Paul Abrams, allegedly died of malaria* shortly before the show was ready to start rehearsals...

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Mar 6 2012

Toning down a King classic


NPR has a great article up about a recent revival of the musical version of Stephen King's Carrie. I had no idea there had ever been a Carrie musical, but apparently it was one of Broadway's biggest flops...

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Jul 28 2011

At least it's a catchier title

The trailer's out for The Ides of March, the latest film from writer/director/star George Clooney. The movie is an adaptation of Beau Willimon's 2008 play Farragut North, which is loosely based o...

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May 9 2011

Pride and Prejudice: A Musical

I'm told that the first production of the Pride and Prejudice musical in Washington State is currently running at a high school about an hour away from my house. I'm not sure I'll have a chance t...

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Apr 26 2011

Boys gone Wilde

Uh. So the cast of the current revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of being Earnest are promoting the show by doing Wilde-esque readings of Jersey Shore transcripts:...yep. That happened.

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Apr 4 2011

Nostalgia with a dollop of gore

A new musical from singer John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King will make its world debut next year at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is described as ...

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Feb 24 2011

Admittedly awesome

Filmmaker Danny Boyle has been working on a stage version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and it sounds gimmicky but cool: it will feature relatively big-name stars (Johnny Lee Miller and Atonemen...

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Jan 24 2011

Because a little Gogol goes a long way

NPR aired a story this morning on the Brooklyn Academy of Music's classical theater season, which includes plays by Ibsen, Gogol, and Shakespeare, and features such big-name draws as Fiona Shaw an...

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Apr 20 2010

Once more (with pants)

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is continuing his march towards Broadway fame. Unlike his role in Equus, we're assuming playing J. Pierrepont Finch in the 2011 production of How to Succeed in...

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Jan 30 2007

Oh. My.

Well, MY eyes need bleaching. How about yours?Harry Potter mega-site The Leaky Cauldron has kindly(?) archived several "frankly gorgeous" photos from Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming play Equus. If y...

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Nov 20 2006

I'm pretty sure that Barry wouldn't approve.

Wow: turns out there's a musical version of Nick Hornby's book High Fidelity, coming soon to Broadway. (Clearly, one mediocre movie adaptation wasn't enough; this was a story that was crying out f...

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Oct 10 2006


Thanks to the wonderfully informative Austenblog, I am now aware of TWO October Austen theater adaptations. The first is a musical (!!!) version of Emma, which is currently playing in New York. A...

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Dec 3 2005

Damn it, why don't I know anyone in Chicago?The Lifeline Theater is apparently showing a play version of Wordcandy Goddess Georgette Heyer's 'The Talisman Ring'. It runs until December 11th.

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