A wild and hallucinatory reimagining of Elizabethan London, with its bird worshippers, famed child actors, and the Queen herself; a dazzling historical novel about theatre, magic, and the dangers of all-consuming love. [more inside]
The 2023 Tony awards, honoring the best of Broadway 2022-2023, hosted by Ariana DeBose.
The Goes Wrong Show: Season 2 Season 2, Ep 0
Includes a prison break drama with malfunctioning cell bars, a historical drama by not-William Shakespeare, Robert's acting masterclass, a 1970s sex comedy revival, and a short play by Dennis. Available on DVD and, in the UK, available from some streaming services.
The Goes Wrong Show: Episodes 1-6 Season 1, Ep 0
The Goes Wrong Show, a British farce TV show (JustWatch to advise on streaming options; watch the first season free in the US on Tubi), is a spinoff of the live theater production The Play That Goes Wrong. Both the live show and the TV show depict an ambitious theatrical troupe trying valiantly to get through live performances of plays-within-a-play, despite all manner of mishap -- props and sets that fall apart, musical cues gone wrong, pratfalls, and whatnot. [more inside]
Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, accepts a residency at a theater festival in Hiroshima to mount a performance of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. There he meets Misaki, an introverted young woman, appointed to drive his car. Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi; based on a 2014 short story by Haruki Murakami. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 94th Academy Awards.
Jamie New is a 16-year-old who doesn't quite fit in. Instead of pursuing a traditional career, he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure -- he's going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mother and amazing friends, Jamie overcomes discrimination and bullying to step out of the darkness -- and into the spotlight.
Staged: (BBC iPlayer) Season 1, Ep 0
David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of Six Characters in Search of an Author in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans - also playing himself) is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by. He knows how big a chance this is for him and turns his attention to cajoling his stars into rehearsing over the internet. All they need to do is read the first scene, but throughout the series they come up against a multitude of oppositional forces: distraction, boredom, home-schooling and their own egos. [more inside]
A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, and more.
Fosse/Verdon: All I Care About Is Love Season 1, Ep 6
As Bob edits "Lenny" and begins direction of "Chicago," the cost of his ongoing high-wire act becomes evident. While Bob deals with forced time to reflect, Gwen covers for Bob's absence and cleverly gets rid of a trying hospital roommate, while Ann looks after Bob in other ways. [more inside]
Fosse/Verdon: Where Am I Going Season 1, Ep 5
Bob appears to have bounced back from his recent psych hospitalization as he cozies up with new partner Ann Reinking, trades stories with Paddy Chayefsky and newly bereft Neil Simon, and welcomes Gwen and her new beau Ron for a very long weekend party on the Hamptons. Also, Nicole smokes her first cigarette. [more inside]
Barry: Past Equals Present x Future Over Yesterday Season 2, Ep 3
This week on HBO's flagship Sunday night show: As part of a class project, Gene tasks Barry with revisiting his past, and Sally reflects on her own history; Barry offers to provide training to Noho Hank's men; Fuches finds Barry in an unexpected location. [more inside]
Barry: The Power of No Season 2, Ep 2
Facing pressure from Noho Hank, Barry struggles to pull off an important hit. After asking the class to mine their personal traumas for an original piece, Gene decides to confront his own past. A visit to her agents leaves Sally disappointed. Fuches tries to evade questions in Cleveland. [more inside]
The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. [more inside]
Great Performances: And when my time is up, have I done enough? Will they tell our story? Season 0, Ep 0
Tonight, the room where it happens will be PBS for the premiere of the Hamildoc: Hamilton's America, a documentary film about the musical, which needs no introduction, and the people and history behind its creation. The documentary features everyone from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Stephen Sondheim to Questlove to Barack Obama and offers an opportunity to see some of the original Broadway cast perform up close. It airs on your local PBS station tonight at 9pm (check local listings) and will stream live on Facebook at 9pm Eastern time, and from your PBS Anywhere app.
I notice there are threads for all the Harry Potter books and films. The follow-up play has just opened in London and the script on which it is based has been published worldwide today. Any chance of a FF thread to discuss the script? Perhaps with comments by people who have seen the production?
Steven Universe: Historical Friction Season 2, Ep 17
Jamie and Steven put on a play about the founding of Beach City.
Steven Universe: Love Letters Season 2, Ep 7
Jamie the mail carrier gets a crush on Garnet.
NBC is airing a live broadcast of the Peter Pan musical on December 4, but we don't have a category for special broadcasts. Where should it go? [more inside]