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  • Robert De Niro Slams Trump at the Tonys: ‘F— Trump’

    06/10/2018 7:49:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    Variety ^ | June 10, 2018 | Rebecca Rubin
    Robert De Niro had a simple introduction to Bruce Springsteen’s Tony performance. “I just want to say one thing — F— Trump,” De Niro said. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f— Trump.” More to come…
  • Agent apologises for saying casting call for black, Asian or minority ethnic-only actors ‘stinks’

    05/08/2018 6:11:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    The Stage ^ | May 4, 2018 | Matthew Hemley
    A theatre agent has apologised for a comment she made in a private forum that criticised a casting call for only black, Asian or minority ethnic actors and claiming the decision put “talented white performers out of work”. Gemma Hamilton, who runs Lowy Hamilton Artists, made the remarks in a forum on Facebook, in which she said she was “bored of breakdowns asking for BAME actors” because it “adds that va-va-voom to the cast list”. “And now I see a breakdown for BAME-only that are actor/musos. It’s putting talented ‘white’ performers out of work. I think it stinks,” she wrote....
  • $998 to Say Hello to Dolly? That’s the Price for Some Front Row Seats

    10/09/2017 12:02:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 8, 2017 | Michael Paulson
    Broadway is breaking another price barrier. Producers of “Hello, Dolly!” are now charging $998 for front row seats at many performances between late November and mid-January, when Bette Midler leaves the cast, according to a review of ticket prices on the Telecharge website. With fees, each of those seats will cost $1,009. The price is a record for a non-holiday performance on Broadway. “Hamilton” is the only show that has reached that level before, charging $998 for some seats during the Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks last year. The high “Dolly” ticket, which is for weekend performances, reflects strong demand to...
  • Cue the Protests: Philly Theater Company to Stage Musical Comedy About Abortion (barf)

    07/08/2017 9:01:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    phillymag ^ | July 6, 2015 | Victor Fiorillo
    Normally, when we get a press release from a local theater company about its latest work, the press release includes, you know, the name of the play. But Philly theater company Lightning Rod Special bucked that trend this week went they sent us a notice announcing its musical comedy about abortion, which debuts in August at the Painted Bride. “We were going with ‘Fetus Chorus,’” explains co-creator Alice Yorke, pictured below. “But there were a lot of mixed feelings about it. The best comment we got was, ‘I understand you want to provoke your audience, but do you want to...
  • Hillary’s Visit To A Broadway Show Earned Her A Standing Ovation In Time For Independence Day

    07/04/2017 11:36:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    UPROXX ^ | July 4, 2017 | Andrew Roberts
    Hillary Clinton received a reaction that Mike Pence was likely hoping for when he ventured out to see Hamilton shortly after the 2016 election. Instead of a lecture from the stage and boos from those in attendance, Clinton was given a standing ovation by the crowd that made it seem more like a political rally than a theater performance. The former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate attended the Tony award-winning play Oslo on Sunday — telling the story of the Oslo Middle East Peace Accords that saw “back-channel” negotiations that eased tensions between Israel and Palestine in the...
  • Why Broadway's '1984' Audiences Are Fainting, Vomiting and Getting Arrested

    06/25/2017 7:16:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 25, 2017 | Ashley Lee
    Olivia Wilde, Tom Sturridge and Reed Birney star in the bold staging of George Orwell’s dystopian novel. The play 1984 is not for the average theatergoer. Adapting George Orwell’s dystopian novel — set in a future when critical thought is suppressed by a totalitarian regime, ostensibly overseen by a party leader known as Big Brother — the new Broadway staging includes special effects like strobe lights and jackhammer sound effects, in addition to the plot’s extreme torture scenes. Throughout the London transfer’s previews, attendees have fainted, thrown up and screamed at the actors from their seats. After one performance, some...
  • Shakespeare Reduced to Rant, Teaching Moment Lost

    06/23/2017 7:00:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    Julius Caesar is dead (again). Long live "Julius Caesar." Whether the famous dead Roman is a lookalike for President Donald Trump, with a blond comb-over and a long red tie; a cool black dude in a tailored suit suggesting former President Barack Obama; or a 1930s Orson Welles with a Sam Browne belt resembling Benito Mussolini, the character has captured the imagination of the public and the players since Shakespeare wrote the play more than four centuries ago. The spectacle changes with fresh costumes and new sets to emphasize contemporary issues for specific audiences, but the words continue to plumb...
  • Dallas Theater Company Gets Hate Mail Over Production It Didn't Put On

    06/16/2017 11:26:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jun 15, 2017
    Shakespeare Dallas was getting ready for opening night of the Shakespeare comedy, 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' this week. So when emails started arriving Tuesday – some of them threatening in nature – there was surprise. "It was shocking," said Shakespeare Dallas Executive and Artistic Director, Raphael Parry. "I think it was a case of mistaken identity." Earlier this week, Shakespeare in the Park in New York stirred up controversy with its contemporary take on Julius Caesar. It featured a President Trump look-a-like who was stabbed to death. Shakespeare Dallas is not affiliated in any way, and is not even...
  • Protesters Interrupt Trump-Inspired 'Julius Caesar' Theater Production

    06/16/2017 8:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jennifer Konerman
    The production was accused of promoting violence against the right as the contemporary take includes a bloody assassination of the main character modeled after the president. Two protesters interrupted a controversial production of Julius Caesar on Friday, which features a Trump-like character in the role of Caesar, currently being put on by New York's Public Theater. "Stop the normalization of political violence against the right! This is unacceptable," one protester yelled as she walked toward the stage, according to video she posted to Periscope. Security was called as the second protester yelled at the crowd, calling them "Nazis" and accusing...
  • BOOM!! Protesters INTERRUPT Trump Assassination Play – RUSH STAGE (trc)

    06/16/2017 7:03:42 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 139 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    PROTESTER INTERRUPTS TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLAY IN CENTRAL PARK! SCREAMING “STOP LIBERAL VIOLENCE! — GOEBBELS WOULD BE PROUD! — YOU’RE A NAZI CROWD!!!” The Shakespeare in the Park rendition of Julius Caesar is still scheduled to play this weekend in Central Park after the shooting of GOP Rep. Scalise by a devout Bernie Sanders supporter.The New York Times and CNN’s parent company Time Warner are standing by their sponsorship of a play that depicts the brutal assassination of President Donald Trump, raising the question of whether the news reporting outlets should retain their credentials to cover and have access to President...
  • Taxpayers Give $30 Million so NYC’s Shakespeare Festival can Assassinate Trump Onstage

    06/13/2017 3:53:41 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 06/13/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    What a deal! After learning that an actor dressed to look just like his father gets brutally murdered on stage in a production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Donald Trump, Jr. asked, “I wonder how much of this 'art' is funded by taxpayers?" Well, thanks to some digging by Adam Andrzejewski, founder of the federal watchdog OpenTheBooks.com, we now know the answer: "Data at OpenTheBooks.com shows that over $4.1 million in federal, state and city grants funded the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) – the parent company to Public Theater and its production, Shakespeare in the Park – over the...
  • CNN’s CEO on Funding Trump-Killing Play: ‘Not Going to Drop Our Support’

    06/15/2017 4:41:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 68 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/15/2017 | Scott Whitlock
    CNN’s CEO is defiant about funding a play in which a Donald Trump look-alike is stabbed to death. Attending a shareholder meeting, National Center for Public Policy Research Vice President David Almasi on Thursday confronted exec Jeff Bewkes about the cable channel’s support for the Public Theater in New York, a troupe that is putting on a bloody version of Julius Caesar featuring the President. While Bank of America and Delta Airlines have pulled funding, CNN is digging in, refusing to abandon the brutal, Trump-killing play. As quoted in the Daily Caller, Bewkes dodged while talking to Almasi. He spun,...
  • 'Expletive!' Broadway bleater Patti LuPone unloads on President Trump

    06/15/2017 3:55:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Metro ^ | June 15, 2017 | Michael Martin
    The legendary star of musicals 'Evita', 'Sweeney Todd' and 'War Paint' plays to the cheap seats with a loud assessment of the president. Patti LuPone has been heard and understood. The Broadway legend has been venerated for her wall-rattling belt and criticized for her often-unintelligible diction. But there was no mistaking what she said on the Tony Awards red carpet Sunday, when didn't hold back about her feelings for President Trump. The Tony-winning star of "Sweeney Todd" and "Evita," who is currently appearing in "War Paint," was being interviewed by a TV reporter for “Variety.” He asked, "Why should President...
  • Join Me: Contact "The Public Theater" for Brazen Portrayal of Slaying of the POTUS Trump.

    06/13/2017 7:36:32 AM PDT · by johnk · 35 replies
    6/13/2017 | Self
    Please join me and contacting "The Public Theater" of NYC and voicing our opinions of their latest disgraceful, treasonous play. This modern day adaptation substitutes President of the United States Donald Trump for Julius Caesar. The distinguished POTUS is then knifed down on stage to cheers from the brainwashed maniacs who actually pay to see these sodomites frolic around like fairies. Here are the contacts from their website: https://www.publictheater.org/Contact-Us/ By Phone General Info: 212.539.8500 Members and Summer Supporters: 212.967.7555 Partners: 212.539.8734 Taub Box Office: 212.967.7555 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Mon. - Sat., 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sun.) *The...
  • CNN’S HOST HAILS TRUMP ASSASSINATION

    06/12/2017 10:08:36 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 47 replies
    CNN serial plagiarist Fareed Zakaria went to see a production of Julius Cesar in New York’s Central Park, a play that we now know depicts the gruesome assassination of President Trump. Nothing wrong with that. Zakaria might not have known what he was in for. But after it was over, Zakaria so enjoyed the bloody spectacle, was so enthused, he declared the play a “masterpiece” and publicly recommended it to others.
  • Celebrities Call For Boycott Of Delta, BoA - Companies Pull Funding From ‘Trump’ Stabbing Theater

    06/12/2017 12:08:38 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-12-2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Several Hollywood celebrities have called for a boycott of Delta Air Lines and Bank of America after the two companies announced Sunday they would no longer sponsor the New York City Public Theater over a controversial staging of Julius Caesar in which a Trump look-alike is brutally murdered on stage. In separate statements Sunday, Delta and Bank of America said they would no longer sponsor this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park series over the Oskar Eustis-directed production of Julius Caesar, which opened in previews last month and is set to open for a limited run Monday in Central Park’s...
  • Is America starting to tire of Trump assassination porn?

    06/12/2017 1:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 12, 2017 | Jazz Shaw and The Associated Press
    Remember how well Kathy Griffin’s little “prank” where she symbolically decapitated the President went over? Oh, man. What a hoot. She’s a real cut-up, isn’t she? (Er… sorry.) Rather than being embraced by the Left in a unified block, nearly everyone turned on her and declared that we didn’t need that sort of thing in our national discussion. Even CNN cut her loose, and corporate sponsors quickly moved away from any projects with her name associated with it. Well now we may have the next example of this phenomenon. A performing arts group known as The Public Theater, based in...
  • Delta Ends Sponsorship of New York's Public Theater Over Trump-like 'Julius Caesar'

    06/11/2017 6:56:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 11, 2017 | Lauren Huff
    “No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of 'Julius Caesar' at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values," the airline said in a statement. Just hours before the theater world gathered for the annual Tony Awards, Delta Air Lines revoked its four-year-old sponsorship of New York's Public Theater, according to reports. The airline found issue with the summer production of Julius Caesar, featuring the assassination of the title character, who in this staging bears an unmistakable resemblance to Donald Trump. "No matter what your political stance may be, the...
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome Spirals Out of Control with Sick Performance of Trumpian Julius Caesar

    06/06/2017 7:28:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 6, 2017 | Debra Heine
    Trump Derangement Syndrome continues to spin out of control within certain segments of society, and offenders seem unable to recognize when a line has been crossed. The Public Theater's rendition of Julius Caesar in New York City is a prime example of the phenomenon. This version of Shakespeare’s tragedy features a Caesar who bears a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump, complete with his trademark orange hair, business suit, and long red (or blue) necktie. True to the original play, the rash populist Caesar ends up being assassinated on the Senate floor by a group of conspirators — including his...
  • Shattuck: Cast in a bad light, Dems’ theatrics wearing thin

    11/20/2016 5:54:17 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 24 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11-20-16 | Tom Shattuck
    Add the cast of “Hamilton: An American Musical” to the growing list of crybabies. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who gracefully attended the Broadway play Friday night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City, ended up with an earful of thespian tantrum at the end of the show. In a statement written in the style of Keith Olbermann, actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, declared: “We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our...