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Talking Heads - 2003 - Off-Broadway


Minetta Lane Theatre

(New York, NY)
16 Minetta Lane
by Elliot Lanes - May 8, 2020
Many theatres around the world have started engaging their audiences with lots of digital content since the COVID-19 pandemic started back in March. Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA  has taken the idea of digital content and has kicked it up  many notches. They were the first area company  to stream one of their productions with Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes. The play was shuttered mid-run.
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2020
Today's top stories: The New York Times will celebrate the 19/20 Broadway season, Ryan Murphy aims to run The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me on Broadway, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
ExperienceFirst, New York City's leading walking tour and travel experience company, has partnered with two of its former guides - and current industry professionals - to bring theater fans a new live-streamed series entitled 'Visiting Broadway.'
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2020
Janelle Monae was a guest on Thursday night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about starring in season two of Homecoming on Prime Video. During her interview, Meyers brought up how one of her songs was featured in David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway.
by Gary Naylor - May 20, 2020
Gabriel Lumsden, a BA Music and Drama student, was approaching the end of his first year at Manchester University when the country was locked down. He talks to BWW about what he has done since and what the future holds for students embarking on a very uncertain journey.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Get ready to laugh, sigh and cry a little as four retired opera singers take you into the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Jan Ravens and Julia Watson are currently starring in Talking Heads at at Watford Palace Theatre. Directed by Watford Palace Theatre's own artistic director Brigid Larmour, Talking Heads is poignant, comic, full of humanity and invites us into the hearts and minds of three peculiarly English ladies - Muriel in her tweed skirt and pearls in Soldiering On, the public-spirited Miss Ruddock in A Lady of Letters, and Susan, the long-suffering Vicar's wife in Bed Among The Lentils.
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Jan Ravens and Julia Watson will star in Talking Heads, three of the much-loved classic monologues from British playwriting royalty, Alan Bennett, directed by Watford Palace Theatre's own artistic director Brigid Larmour. Poignant, comic and full of humanity, Talking Heads invites us into the hearts and minds of three peculiarly English ladies - Muriel in her tweed skirt and pearls in Soldiering On, the public-spirited Miss Ruddock in A Lady of Letters, and Susan, the long-suffering Vicar's wife in Bed Among The Lentils.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
Live streaming concerts, movie talks with the staff of the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, livestreamed Toddler Storytimes and 'Improvised Standup' comedy programming are just a few of the art and music-related programs the nonprofit ArtsQuest will be sharing digitally in the coming days and weeks.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2020
Today's top stories: Company and Diana begin previews tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
With the concern of general health safety, we apologize that we must postpone the Pink Talking Fish performance on April 4th at the Fox Theatre. The new date and venue will be July 8th, 2020 at the Boulder Theater. All tickets from the April show will be honored. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase if you can't make it. Thank you for understanding.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Watford Palace Theatre has released the following statement regarding upcoming performances:  Following careful consideration, and in light of the Prime Minister's and Public Health England advice Watford Palace Theatre has taken the difficult decision to cancel our current successful run of Talking Heads, with immediate effect.
by Gary Naylor - Mar 11, 2020
Jan Ravens and Julia Watson excel in three of Alan Bennett's famous monologues, two of which pack a surprising punch, 30 years on.
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
Utopia has acquired the North American rights to SUZI Q, the official documentary that charts the 54-year career of the pioneering female rockstar who burst onto the rock n roll scene in the 70s, set for a one-night-only theatrical event release nationwide on July 1 and a DVD & Digital release on July 3. 
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2020
Last night, David Byrne was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live! He performed his Talking Heads hit 'Once in a Lifetime' as well as 'Toe Jam' live on the SNL stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
Alan Bennett's Talking Heads will air on BBC One from Tuesday 23 June with a double bill, it was announced today. All twelve Talking Heads will then be available to stream on BBC iPlayer, with the series continuing on BBC One across the following weeks.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 30, 2020
Martin Freeman takes on the writer's old role in the tale of a man trapped with his mother who finds that, for all the frustrations that entails, anything else is probably worse.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 30, 2020
Rochenda Sandell gives a fine performance with a script that falls below the high standard set in other episodes.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 29, 2020
Continuing the BBC's revival of Alan Bennett's iconic Talking Heads, Her Big Chance features Jodie Comer as an aspiring actress. Best known for her role in the BBC's Killing Eve, Comer bravely takes on the role originally played by the brilliant Julie Walters, bringing warmth, sympathy and wide-eyed naivety to the part.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 29, 2020
Playing Sandwiches is certainly one of the darker stories within Alan Bennett's superb Talking Heads series. Written in 1998, this uncomfortable and disturbing piece originally featured David Haig. This update showcases a mesmerising performance by Lucian Msamati as park worker Wilfred Paterson; a seemingly ordinary man, with two very different sides to his character.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center will present a July 14, 6 pm online conversation featuring bestselling author David Mitchell and pop/rock icon David Byrne. They will discuss writing, music, the creative life - and Mitchell's new novel, Utopia Avenue, which comes out on July 14.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 25, 2020
Muriel plays the perfect hostess. Even at her husband's funeral, she oils the wheels of that deathless discourse of upper middle class, rural sociability - the Massey Ferguson set are introduced to the charity stalwarts, the City suits to ex-military men, the WI to the cruise ship regulars.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 23, 2020
Even for those not around for the first TV broadcast in 1988, Alan Bennett's Talking Heads has had a long-lasting resonance. Winning two BAFTAs and an RTS award, the monologues have also been on the school curriculum for many. As monologues, they are much easier to film during these restricted times, but what these new versions prove is that the format still works brilliantly; as a showcase for some superb acting talent and for Bennett's own sharp and darkly witty scripts.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 23, 2020
As part of Alan Bennett's iconic series of monologues Talking Heads, An Ordinary Woman is one of two brand new creations, written by Bennett for the revival. It shows that Bennett remains unafraid to tackle the most taboo of subjects, found in the most everyday of circumstances.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art is now streaming online via BookMyShow!
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
HBO will present the filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show 'David Byrne's American Utopia,' directed by Academy Award® winning director Spike Lee.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 9, 2020
In the second of the new monologues and the last in the series, two women grieve for the same person (who happened to be two different men).
by Review Roundups - Jul 9, 2020
Starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Staged (6x15) features the cast of a play - the cream of the crop of British acting talent - who are furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 8, 2020
Technically excellent and engaging, the penultimate episode in this splendid reboot is let down by stakes that seem too slight to warrant our full emotional investment.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Actor Ralph Fiennes has signed on to portray playwright David Hare in Beat the Devil, a new piece in which Hare unpacking his experience contracting and healing from the COVID-19 virus. Nicholas Hytner will direct the piece at Bridge Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Towne Street Theatre (TST), Los Angeles' premier African-American theatre company, lifts at-home audiences' spirits during the strangest of times with a presentation of Corona and Other Maladies live on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Kids climbing up the walls after lockdown? As restrictions start to lift, the Belgrade Theatre throwing out a lifeline to tired parents with the return of its annual Summer School for kids aged 8-16. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today that the HBO, Spike Lee directed filmed version of the Broadway-acclaimed David Byrne's American Utopia is the Opening Night Presentation of the 45th Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, September 10. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
The Yarmouth Drive-in on Cape Cod announced two live music shows for the Drive-On Concert Series. Maine based folk rock trio The Ghost of Paul Revere is set to take the stage at 9:00 PM on Friday, August 7. The hybrid tribute fusion act Pink Talking Fish, melding Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish, will perform live on stage to a crowd of up to 459 cars at 8:00 PM Sunday, September 6. Tickets for both concerts go on sale Tuesday, July 21 at 1:00 PM EST.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 2, 2020
A cautionary tale of what goes around, comes around, The Hand of God continues the series of Alan Bennett's wonderful Talking Heads with a story of comeuppance, karma and justice.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Jul 10, 2020
The latest NT at Home digital offering is Terence Rattigan's 1952 play The Deep Blue Sea, which was performed at the National Theatre in 2016. Directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring the indomitable Helen McCrory, this post-war microcosm bristles with desperate passion.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 1, 2020
Lesley Manville gives us a vicar's wife finding solace in the bottle when she wants and deserves more - fleetingly, she gets it.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 1, 2020
Tamsin Greig delivers the standout performance of the series as the woman who finds friendship with a murderer.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
John Dolmayan, the iconic drummer of GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum Los Angeles quartet System Of A Down, has released his debut solo album, These Grey Men. The eight-track album is an eclectic collection of reimagined songs Dolmayan was inspired by during many drives between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. These Grey Men features special guest artists including M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Serj Tankian of System Of A Down and Tom Morello, among others, with a bulk of the album recorded at Dave Grohl's Studio 606.
by Barb Burke - Feb 23, 2020
Angelique Kidjo shines in Providence, RI.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Los Angeles, California's Best Coast - comprised of Bethany Cosentino (guitar, vocals) and Bobb Bruno (guitar) - have released their first album in five years, Always Tomorrow, TODAY via Concord Records. Always Tomorrow, produced by Carlos de la Garza with additional production by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, M83), is the band's first album of new studio material since their acclaimed 2015 record California Nights. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
David Byrne's American Utopia is headed back to Broadway this fall!
by Eleni Cashell - Aug 9, 2020
If youa??ve never heard of Howard Ashman, youa??re definitely be familiar with his work. A supremely talented lyricist, he worked on Disney classics including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty And The Beast. Howard is a new documentary on Disney+ which tells his (until now) remarkable untold story.
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
Disney+ is set to release the documentary Howard, the story of lyricist Howard Ashman, on August 7.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020
David Byrne launches his new monthly radio show, a??Here Comes Everybody,' today, August 1.
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
Legendary guitarist Gary Lucas today shares his upcoming retrospective album THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS, moves it release date to September 11 through Rare Lumiere/Knitting Factory Records.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Liza Anne invites you to her “Bad Vacation” with her newest single. Co-produced by Kyle Ryan (Kacey Musgraves, Natalie Prass), Micah Tawlks (Louis Prince, COIN) and Liza herself, “Bad Vacation” is a bold and frenetic synth-driven track about the manic pain and joy of freeing yourself from an unhealthy relationship.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Filming begins today on new productions of Alan Bennett's critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Talking Heads monologues, which first aired on BBC Television in 1988 and 1998.
by Peter Nason - Apr 16, 2020
The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!