If COVID Means Audiences Can’t Sit Through These Shows, Then They Can Walk Through Them

Source: | Posted: August 13 2020 @ 10:32 am

“Now several companies are attempting variations on what is sometimes called promenade theater — outdoor productions in which audiences move as they follow the action. The form — a cousin to street theater — has a long tradition, particularly in Europe, but has new appeal in the United States this summer because of the relative […]

Five Months Into The Pandemic, How Are The National Theatres In England, Scotland, And Wales Holding Up?

Source: | Posted: August 13 2020 @ 10:05 am

Some better than others. The big, building-based, high-overhead companies in England, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Co., are “haemorrhaging money,” while their smaller counterparts in Wales and Scotland, without theatre buildings to maintain, are doing surprisingly well. Lyn Gardner reports. – The Stage

Two-Time Tony Winner Jonathan Pryce Tapped to Play Prince Philip on The Crown

Source: | Posted: August 13 2020 @ 10:03 am

Jonathan Pryce plays André in The Height of the Storm.

Jonathan Pryce, who was last seen on Broadway in 2019 in The Height of the Storm, will play Prince Philip in seasons five and six of Netflix's The Crown. He will join four-time Olivier Award winner Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II. Variety reports that its sixth season will be the show's last.

Pryce will succeed Game of Thrones alum Tobias Menzies, who portrayed Prince Philip during season three and in the upcoming fourth season. Seasons five and six will take the royal family into the early 2000s. According to Variety, the series wrapped filming its fourth season just ahead of the U.K. being placed on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show is nominated for a whopping 13 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Pryce won Tony Awards for his performances in Comedians and Miss Saigon; he also earned an Olivier Award for Miss Saigon, as well as one for Hamlet. His additional Broadway credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He earned a 2020 Academy Award nomination for his performance in The Two Popes.

In Malawi Theatre Artists Debate: Low Ticket Prices Or Making A Living…

Source: | Posted: August 12 2020 @ 4:25 pm

On one side of the debate, there were those who said the low prices were a way of coping with the prevailing circumstances in our economy. On the other were those who want art to claim its value and who feel like arts students should know better the value of art. They believe low prices […] #LiveatFive: Home Edition with Michael James Scott, Leslie Odom Jr., Derrick Baskin and Joshua Henry

Source: | Posted: August 12 2020 @ 2:21 pm

Broadway leading men Leslie Odom Jr., Joshua Henry and Derrick Baskin join Michael James Scott for a #LiveatFive roundtable discussion.

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