Gathering Momentum: Türkiye’s Independent Theatre in President Erdoğan’s Near-Autocracy

There are two more plays that deserve special mention for a more universal appeal illustrative of Turkey’s esoteric culture whilst being anchored in the spaces between critical theory and contemporary performing arts: the dance pieces We (Biz) and This is a Mountain Story (Sar). Experiencing We, produced by Cafetürc, after watching text-heavy works, was something … Read more

REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS IN CONCERT (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning Kinky Boots The Musical hasn’t been seen in the West End since 2019. Now as part of a concert series at Theater Royal Drury LaneKinky Boots gleefully struts back onto the stage showing audiences just what they’ve been missing- sex in a red heel! Based on … Read more

Where to Stream Theatre Online

In some ways, we’re very lucky. Despite the worldwide decimation of the creative industries post-COVID, we have seen some terrific pivoting and digital evolution in how theater artists reach audiences. Streaming theater online is easier than ever! Is it the same as sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in the dark experiencing drama on stage? Not by a long … Read more

The TikTok Revolution | HowlRound Theatre Commons

Known as the “Ratatousical,” Ratatouille was a musical theater retelling of the popular Pixar movie of the same name. This cultural phenomenon began with Emily Jacobsen’s song about Remy, the main character from the film. The song took off, and soon other users began adding on, creating full orchestras, harmonies, dances, and eventually more songs. … Read more

REVIEW: Whistle Down the Wind at the Watermill Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1996 musical Whistle Down the Wind represents an ambitious production to mount in the intimate space at the Watermill in Newbury but Director Tom Jackson Greaves has assembled an adult and junior cast that rises magnificently to the task. The first half is stupendous as they create believable well-defined characters, move with … Read more

BREAK/through Convening | HowlRound Theatre Commons

Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) presented BREAK/througha participatory experiment in hybrid community convening offered in Philadelphia and livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 25 July 2022 from 7:30 am-12 pm PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT (Philadelphia, UTC … Read more

REVIEW: 101 Dalmatians at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Coming straight from a triumph run of Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park Open Air Theater bring us their second musical of the 2022 season with a new adaptation of 101 Dalmatians. The show was previously set for the 2020 season, was postponed until 2021 and finally makes its premiere this summer. The story has been updated … Read more