Science fiction has a complicated history in musical theater. Much like the Academy Awards, which usually reward stories about “real people” over sci-fi and fantasy (with 2017's Best Oscar win for The Shape of Water being a notable exception), musical theater audiences tend to scoff at spacey sagas. However, some…
This year’s Tony Awards nominations are out, and it’s a great time to be a nerd who likes theater. SpongeBob SquarePants tied Mean Girls for the most Tony Award nominations this year, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two coming in close behind. That’s right: A musical about a talking sponge is one…
The Iron Throne is being replaced by a theater seat. HBO has partnered up with the Prince Charles Cinema in London for a four-day marathon screening of all 67 episodes of Game of Thrones. It’s the first time Game of Thrones has been shown in a theater in its entirety. And the best part? It’s entirely free.
Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is one of the most genre-defining bodies of work in 20th century science fiction. Now, nearly 60 years after its original debut on CBS, the series is being reimagined as a stage play premiering in London later this year.
Ian McKellen’s had a storied career—one that’s spanned well beyond his beloved genre roles as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and Magneto in the X-Men films. But now he’s going to revisit all of it in a one-man stage show that we all suddenly desperately want to attend.
“Don’t buy scalped tickets” is a good lesson at any time. But really don’t buy scalped tickets if you’re in London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The production has just taken some drastic measures and you could be out a lot of money.
The BBC has long been known as a science fiction pioneer, thanks to shows like Quatermass and Doctor Who. But long before either of those things existed, the BBC was already breaking ground: On Feb. 11, 1938, the Beeb showed a television production of R.U.R., the play that gave us the word “robot.”
We’ve known for a while that testosterone is associated with aggressive behavior. But a fascinating new experiment reveals that these hormones are a two-way street: Simply acting aggressive can also raise levels of testosterone, in both women and men.
Will fans ever get to see a sequel to The Goonies? Probably not. We do know the film’s writer is struggling with the idea, as is director Richard Donner. However, in a new interview, Donner reveals The Goonies is on its way to becoming a unique, immersive stage experience.
Dennis Potter was frequently a controversial writer — but his TV play Brimstone and Treacle is possibly his nastiest work. Banned for over 10 years by the BBC, this play about a suburban family who gets the perfect houseguest (who is probably Satan) is just horrible. And kind of insane. See for yourself.
Plenty of robot stories deal with the dread of the too-perfect automaton, which overtakes us with its implacable logic and efficiency. But what could be even more disturbing is if robots were programmed to screw up, to make them seem more human. That's the premise of a new stage musical, Sorry Robot.
We're due for a new audience participation stage show that's a bloody good time. Enter Shaun of the Dead Live! As you can see from this stage play trailer, this adaptation is adorable. And it's made with the blessing of Simon Pegg!
In 1936 Ayn Rand was no fan of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal programs. So it may come as a surprise to fans of Rand that the libertarian icon took money from the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Theatre Project. Like a lot of money.
Never more shall you pay full price for a sub-par comedian. A comedy club in Spain is using tablets with facial recognition software to figure out how much to charge its customers. The future is now.
Why did this take so long? There's an all-singing, all-dancing Ayn Rand off-Broadway production coming to New York in May. The Anthem is inspired by Rand's novella "Anthem," set in a world where individuality is illegal. Including the cowboy from the Village People!
There have been many versions of Douglas Adams' classic comic space opera, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — but the original cast of the radio show, many of whom crossed over to the TV version, have a special place in our hearts. And now, they're back together again, and you can hear for yourself.
And here's the first glimpse of the stage version of Powers' award-winning time-travel fantasy novel. Current Theatrics will premiere their stage play at the 2014 WorldCon in London.
Billing themselves as "The premier travel agency for interplanetary adventure vacations," this guerrilla-science project is organizing a tour of the US and the UK. At each destination, they'll open an Intergalactic Travel Bureau to entice people into learning about planetary science.
Disney is toying with the idea of a Princess Bride "stage adaptation." Please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck.
Literature and films are full of fictional versions of gods, devils and demons. Whether people are meeting the Supreme Being or selling their souls to Satan, religious icons turn up a lot in fiction. But who's the greatest God or Devil (or angel or demon) in fiction?