SEVENTEEN, at the Lyric Hammersmith

All Good Things Must End (even the 2017 London Tour)

This final blog entry from the 2017 London Tour is being written back in snowy Chester, but what a marvelous time (and what marvelous weather) we had. Our last days went in a blur of activity. Friday morning we gathered...
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A day in South Bank!

Have any travelers to London been blessed with such glorious weather so many days in a row? We are all feeling quite fortunate on that front. Not an umbrella has been opened…so far. Seeing Amadeus at the National Theatre last...
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Technology, the Movies, and Theatre: More London!

Wednesday morning we met after breakfast for our second full Talkback, to discuss Simon McBurney’s stage adaptation of the Robert Evans Hollywood memoir The Kid Stays in the Picture, at the Royal Court Theatre. In keeping with the topic of...
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A Talkback! More plays! Museums! The London tour continues.

On Tuesday morning, we gathered for the first Talkback of our tour, to discuss the previous night’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic. The first London production of the play took place on...
Joshua McGuire and Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic. Photo:Tristram Kenton

The London Theatre Tour Begins!

It’s always a treat to send word back from our theatre tours. We arrived in London on Sunday, and after some hearty walks (& equally hearty naps after our flight), and a few museum trips by some of our hardiest...
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The Excitement of Announcing a Season

It’s a particularly exciting moment exciting when we get to share the news of our coming season. Behind the scenes we’ve been reading plays, talking with playwrights and agents and actors and directors and designers. But we’ve also been keeping...
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Chicago Theatre Tour, Day Five (& Six)

We gathered Saturday morning for our discussion of Bobbie Clearly, which we saw Friday night at Steep Theatre. The play begins with what feel like documentary interviews with residents of Milton, Nebraska. It’s clear early on that something happened there...
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Chicago Theatre Tour, Day Four

Our day started a great deal sunnier than Thursday, when Chicago had done its best to earn the name “The Windy City.” We gathered again in our private room to discuss the previous afternoon’s performance of Life Sucks at Lookingglass...
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Chicago Theatre Tour, Day Three

Following another terrific breakfast here at the Hotel Monaco, we gathered in our room at South Water Kitchen for our first true Talkback of the tour. There was so much to discuss and share regarding the previous night’s performance of...

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