Broadway review: ‘King Charles III’

Rubric: Broadway | 2 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Broadway review: ‘King Charles III’

King Charles III review – provocative drama tells a ‘future history’. Genre: Play, Original; Starring: Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris, Richard Goulding, Lydia Wilson; Director: Rupert Goold; Author: Mike Bartlett; Opening Date: Nov. 1, 2015 Those unfamiliar with this anecdote will find it too goofy to believe: On a telephone call, which was hacked and recorded in 1989 and fed like candy to the world’s media shortly thereafter, Prince Charles told his then-mistress Camilla Parker-Bowles that he wanted to be reincarnated as her Tampax tampon. “My luck to be chucked down the lavatory,” he told her, “and go on and on forever swirling round the top, never going down.” That ...

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Keira Knightley on the Lack of Women Playwrights on Broadway: “There Are Very …

Rubric: Broadway | 31 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Keira Knightley on the Lack of Women Playwrights on Broadway: “There Are Very …

Keira Knightley on the Lack of Women Playwrights on Broadway: “There Are Very, Very Few” Interesting Roles. “We need to be telling stories about women and for women,” said Knightley’s co-star Gabriel Ebert. “This is an important time to educate girls and give them heroines they can believe in.” “Really? Genre: Play, Drama; Starring: Keira Knightley, Matt Ryan, Judith Light, Gabriel Ebert; Director: Evan Cabnet; Author: Helen Edmundson; Opening Date: Oct. 29, 2015 Keira Knightley in period garb is such a familiar sight in contemporary pop culture that it’s practically a visual cliché in itself. We’ll get shortly to the exquisitely observed ...

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Keira Knightley’s Broadway tragedy causes ‘giggles’

Rubric: Broadway | 30 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Keira Knightley’s Broadway tragedy causes ‘giggles’

Keira Knightley takes on ‘scary’ role in Therese Raquin on Broadway. No stranger to the stage, the British-born star has appeared several times in London’s West End, but said Broadway was a different experience for her.An orchestra seat for Broadway’s “Thérèse Raquin” costs $137, but this gets you heated sex, white-knuckle suspense, spooky gothic ambience and a murder in a real boat floating in real water.We’ll get shortly to the exquisitely observed “The Humans,” a bristling family play by Stephen Karam (“Sons of the Prophet”) in Roundabout’s off-Broadway space, the Laura Pels Theatre. Speaking after curtain call, Keira explained that “West End openings are ...

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Keira Knightley Celebrates Her Broadway Debut in Thérèse Raquin

Rubric: Broadway | 30 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Keira Knightley Celebrates Her Broadway Debut in Thérèse Raquin

Keira Knightley takes on ‘scary’ role in Therese Raquin on Broadway. No stranger to the stage, the British-born star has appeared several times in London’s West End, but said Broadway was a different experience for her.An orchestra seat for Broadway’s “Thérèse Raquin” costs $137, but this gets you heated sex, white-knuckle suspense, spooky gothic ambience and a murder in a real boat floating in real water. We’ll get shortly to the exquisitely observed “The Humans,” a bristling family play by Stephen Karam (“Sons of the Prophet”) in Roundabout’s off-Broadway space, the Laura Pels Theatre. Speaking after curtain call, Keira explained that “West End openings are ...

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Keira Knightley Talks the Perils of Broadway at ‘Therese Raquin’ Opening

Rubric: Broadway | 30 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Keira Knightley Talks the Perils of Broadway at ‘Therese Raquin’ Opening

Keira Knightley takes on ‘scary’ role in Therese Raquin on Broadway. No stranger to the stage, the British-born star has appeared several times in London’s West End, but said Broadway was a different experience for her. An orchestra seat for Broadway’s “Thérèse Raquin” costs $137, but this gets you heated sex, white-knuckle suspense, spooky gothic ambience and a murder in a real boat floating in real water.We’ll get shortly to the exquisitely observed “The Humans,” a bristling family play by Stephen Karam (“Sons of the Prophet”) in Roundabout’s off-Broadway space, the Laura Pels Theatre. Speaking after curtain call, Keira explained that “West End openings are ...

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Keira Knightley makes Broadway debut in Zola’s “Therese Raquin”

Rubric: Broadway | 30 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Keira Knightley makes Broadway debut in Zola’s “Therese Raquin”

Keira Knightley takes on ‘scary’ role in Therese Raquin on Broadway. No stranger to the stage, the British-born star has appeared several times in London’s West End, but said Broadway was a different experience for her.An orchestra seat for Broadway’s “Thérèse Raquin” costs $137, but this gets you heated sex, white-knuckle suspense, spooky gothic ambience and a murder in a real boat floating in real water. We’ll get shortly to the exquisitely observed “The Humans,” a bristling family play by Stephen Karam (“Sons of the Prophet”) in Roundabout’s off-Broadway space, the Laura Pels Theatre. Speaking after curtain call, Keira explained that “West End openings are ...

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Keira Knightley suffers beautifully in Broadway staging of ‘Thérèse Raquin’

Rubric: Broadway | 30 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Keira Knightley suffers beautifully in Broadway staging of ‘Thérèse Raquin’

‘Thérèse Raquin’ review: Keira Knightley washes up in soggy Broadway drama. We’ll get shortly to the exquisitely observed “The Humans,” a bristling family play by Stephen Karam (“Sons of the Prophet”) in Roundabout’s off-Broadway space, the Laura Pels Theatre.Keira Knightley doesn’t say much during Thérèse Raquin, the stage version of the Emile Zola novel that the English film star has chosen for her widely anticipated Broadway debut.From the moment we first set eyes on the title character of “Thérèse Raquin,” the bleak literary melodrama that opened on Thursday night at Studio 54, we know without a doubt that she is doomed, doomed, doomed. That’s what audiences ...

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Broadway Review: ‘Therese Raquin’ Starring Keira Knightley

Rubric: Broadway | 30 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Broadway Review: ‘Therese Raquin’ Starring Keira Knightley

‘Thérèse Raquin’ review: Keira Knightley washes up in soggy Broadway drama. We’ll get shortly to the exquisitely observed “The Humans,” a bristling family play by Stephen Karam (“Sons of the Prophet”) in Roundabout’s off-Broadway space, the Laura Pels Theatre. Keira Knightley doesn’t say much during Thérèse Raquin, the stage version of the Emile Zola novel that the English film star has chosen for her widely anticipated Broadway debut.From the moment we first set eyes on the title character of “Thérèse Raquin,” the bleak literary melodrama that opened on Thursday night at Studio 54, we know without a doubt that she is doomed, doomed, doomed. That’s what ...

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Dog Talk with Matthew Broderick and the Cast of Broadway’s ‘Sylvia’

Rubric: Broadway | 28 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Dog Talk with Matthew Broderick and the Cast of Broadway’s ‘Sylvia’

‘Sylvia’ on Broadway: Matthew Broderick stars in comedy that’s all bark, no bite. The play chronicles a middle-aged man’s relationship with a dog, and its stars Matthew Broderick, Julie White and Annaleigh Ashford (playing the dog) are all dog owners. After a star-making supporting turn in Kinky Boots and a Tony-winning stint as a would-be ballerina in You Can’t Take it With You, Ashford finally takes the stage in a lead role. Anyone who read the program bio for White probably would have guessed she’s a dog person. “It’s basically an obituary for my dog,” she said at the opening night party at Bryant Park Grill. Of course it helps that the show pairs him with the ...

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Dog Talk with Matthew Broderick and the Cast of Broadway’s ‘Sylvia’

Rubric: Broadway | 28 Oct 2015 | no comments yet »
Dog Talk with Matthew Broderick and the Cast of Broadway’s ‘Sylvia’

‘Sylvia’ on Broadway: Matthew Broderick stars in comedy that’s all bark, no bite. The play chronicles a middle-aged man’s relationship with a dog, and its stars Matthew Broderick, Julie White and Annaleigh Ashford (playing the dog) are all dog owners. After a star-making supporting turn in Kinky Boots and a Tony-winning stint as a would-be ballerina in You Can’t Take it With You, Ashford finally takes the stage in a lead role. Anyone who read the program bio for White probably would have guessed she’s a dog person. “It’s basically an obituary for my dog,” she said at the opening night party at Bryant Park Grill. Of course it helps that the show pairs him with the ...

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