REVIEW: Present Laughter, St James Theater, Broadway (2017)

Moritz von Stuelpnagel’s straightforward and gently comical production of Noel Coward’s comedy is enjoyable to watch thanks to a strong central performance from Kevin Kline. Intrigues, secrets, affairs and a man worried about his future career now that he is in his fifties all lie at the heart of this deliciously chaotic play that while… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Month: April 2020

With plenty of online content and interviews happening, there has still been plenty to read about on LLLC. Here’s a guide to some of our most popular reads this month… Review of the 1998 production of Oklahoma!: we were able to watch the 1998 National Theatre production of this classic musical thanks to Broadway HD… Read More

REVIEW: She Loves Me, Studio 54, New York (2016)

This light and bubbly musical is a sheer delight both musically and performance wise. If there is one thing that is true it is that the line between love and hate is very close indeed – and it is this concept which forms the centre of this delightful musical adapted from the 1937 play Parfumerie by Hungarian… Read More

Review Round Up: West Side Story, Broadway Theatre

We round up the reviews for Ivo Van Hove’s new production of the classic musical. LA Times: “But I don’t admire this production simply for its artful infusion of screen technology. I adore this production for making me feel so deeply the tragic waste of innocent love in a society still festering in hate.” The… Read More

Review Round Up: Grand Horizons, Helen Hayes Theater

We round up the reviews for Bess Wohl’s play, which has officially opened on Broadway. The New York Times: “But what is it Wohl really intends? She’s too serious a playwright to be trying to game the market — though “Grand Horizons,” with its pace, pedigree and cast of seven, is likely to be performed… Read More

Review Round Up: A Soldier’s Play, American Airlines Theatre

We round up the reviews for Kenny Leon’s production now playing at the American Airlines Theatre. Hollywood Reporter: “Leon’s muscular production makes a solid case for the play, if not as a top-tier classic then at the very least as a stirring indictment of the cancer of racism. And his ensemble channels the frictions and… Read More

Review Round Up: My Name is Lucy Barton, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

We round up the reviews for the stage adaptation based on Elizabeth Strout’s novel, which played at the Bridge Theatre in London in 2018. Variety: “Mother and daughter relationships are always complicated, to say the least. But they don’t necessarily have to be vicious and destructive, either. That’s not Strout’s style, and it’s not what… Read More

Broadway Shows to Look Out For…

Here’s a guide to some of the shows opening on Broadway soon including several transfers from London…. A Soldier’s Play, American Airlines Theatre: already in previews, the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play will officially open on Broadway on the 21st January. The production stars David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood in… Read More

NEWS: Sing Street Heading to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre

The New York Theatre Workshop’s production of the new musical will transfer to Broadway from the 26th March. This world premiere production featuring music and lyrics by Gary Clark and John Carney will be heading to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre in the Spring. Directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman, the Broadway transfer of the musical… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Birthday Candles

The production will begin performances at New York’s American Airlines Theatre on the 2nd April. Full casting has been announced for Vivienne Benesche’s production of Noah Haidle’s play. Joining the previously announced Debra Messing in the production will be: Andre Braugher as “Matt” and Enrico Colantoni as “Kenneth,” Crystal Finn as “Joan/Alex/Beth,” Susannah Flood as “Alice/Madeline/Ernie,” and Christopher Livingston as “Billy/John.” Ernestine Ashworth, spends… Read More