PopMuse: Performing http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Terry O'Neill, whose images captured London's swinging ’60s, dies https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2019-11-18/terry-oneill-london-swinging-60s-dead https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2019-11-18/terry-oneill-london-swinging-60s-dead Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:16:01 UTC Arts Created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ David Bates: It’s time the theatre establishment treated cabaret-variety with more respect https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2019/david-bates-its-time-the-theatre-establishment-treated-cabaret-variety-with-more-respect/ https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2019/david-bates-its-time-the-theatre-establishment-treated-cabaret-variety-with-more-respect/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:11:43 UTC David Bates at The Stage When I told a fellow producer of spiegeltent-based cabaret-variety shows that I would be bringing La Clique back to the West End, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Meet Scott Brooker, the puppet master behind the big beasts of Hackney’s panto https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2019/scott-brooker-from-spitting-image-and-jim-henson-to-the-puppets-of-hackney-empires-panto/ https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2019/scott-brooker-from-spitting-image-and-jim-henson-to-the-puppets-of-hackney-empires-panto/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:00:31 UTC Nick Smurthwaite at The Stage Scott Brooker has created pantomime cows, an ogre and a dragon. Now he’s back with a 9ft gorilla. He talks to Nick http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Trump awards arts medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss, James Patterson https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-18/jon-voight-alison-krauss-honored-with-national-medals https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-18/jon-voight-alison-krauss-honored-with-national-medals Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:31:05 UTC Arts Actor Jon Voight, musician Alison Krauss and writer James Patterson will be honored by President Trump with the National Medal of Arts. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nimax Theatres phases out use of ‘ladies and gentlemen’ in front-of-house announcements https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2019/nimax-theatres-phases-out-ladies-gentlemen-front-of-house-announcements/ https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2019/nimax-theatres-phases-out-ladies-gentlemen-front-of-house-announcements/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:19:53 UTC Ruth Comerford at The Stage Nimax Theatres, owner of West End venues including the Garrick and the Lyric Theatre, has become the latest company to reveal it http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Jack and the Beanstalk review at Coliseum Theatre, Oldham – ‘entertaining, contemporary pantomime’ https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2019/jack-and-the-beanstalk-review-at-coliseum-theatre-oldham-entertaining-contemporary-pantomime/ https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2019/jack-and-the-beanstalk-review-at-coliseum-theatre-oldham-entertaining-contemporary-pantomime/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:00:36 UTC Chris Bartlett at The Stage The Coliseum’s Christmas show traditionally heralds the start of panto season. But that’s where the traditions end. Because while this production has http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Charles Court Opera’s John Savournin: ‘To have classical singers letting their hair down to Beyoncé is really special’ https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/interviews/2019/charles-court-operas-john-savournin-to-have-classical-singers-letting-their-hair-down-to-beyonce-is-really-special/ https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/interviews/2019/charles-court-operas-john-savournin-to-have-classical-singers-letting-their-hair-down-to-beyonce-is-really-special/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:00:22 UTC Ruth Comerford at The Stage John Savournin is the artistic director of chamber opera and musical theatre company Charles Court Opera. He has written 13 pantomimes and http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Meet the Russian theatre groups helping tackle social issues through theatre https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/2019/russian-theatre-groups-social-issues-theatre/ https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/2019/russian-theatre-groups-social-issues-theatre/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:30:29 UTC Anya Walsh at The Stage Arts groups in Russia are helping to tackle social issues including homelessness, depression and addiction with little funding. They tell Anya Walsh http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Orphée review at London Coliseum – ‘Netia Jones’ staging is stylish and evocative’ https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2019/orphee-review-london-coliseum/ https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2019/orphee-review-london-coliseum/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:29:03 UTC George Hall at The Stage English National Opera has enjoyed significant success with two major Glass pieces: Satyagraha and Akhnaten, which, together with Einstein on the Beach, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Poll: Which other Sondheim musical would you like to see adapted for the big screen? https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2019/poll-which-other-sondheim-musical-would-you-like-to-see-adapted-for-the-big-screen/ https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2019/poll-which-other-sondheim-musical-would-you-like-to-see-adapted-for-the-big-screen/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:04:56 UTC Georgia Snow at The Stage Last week it was announced that Dominic Cooke is bringing Sondheim’s musical Follies – which he directed at the National Theatre in http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/