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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

A Bollywood Favorite Is Remade for the Stage, Raising Eyebrows by Cara Joy David

Some have taken issue with the reframing of the musical, which now focuses on the love story of an Indian American woman and a white American man.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:07PM
Friday, May 10, 2019

How ‘Drunk Shakespeare’ Became a Stage Franchise by Cara Joy David

Five actors, many drinks, short-and-silly scripts and a party atmosphere generated good buzz in New York — and a second edition in Chicago.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:03PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BWW Exclusive: David Petro's Broadway Break Thru Failed to Pay Its Instructors and Suspended College Break Thru for 2019 by Cara Joy David

The theater community spans across the world, but it is famously small. So when you don't pay people who works for you, it tends to get out, especially if those folks have Broadway connectio…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:42PM
Monday, April 8, 2019

BWW Exclusive: The Race for Best Revival of a Musical by Cara Joy David

For a while, it seemed like we might only have one musical revival, the Roundabout Theatre Company production of KISS ME, KATE. Then a transfer of critical darling OKLAHOMA was announced for…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:13PM
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Industry Editor Exclusive: Women Playwrights Make Inroads, But Broadway Still Eludes by Cara Joy David

We have a lot of new plays on Broadway this season. Thirteen are currently set. There are also seven play revivals. Two of the new plays were written by women--both produced by non-profits a…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:24PM
Monday, December 24, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: Givenik- Broadway's Way to Give Back by Cara Joy David

Ten years ago, Jujamcyn Theaters founded Givenik, a service that enabled ticket buyers to give a little back to charity when buying tickets to a show.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:36PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: BAT OUT OF HELL and the Tour That Never Was by Cara Joy David

It was around 3pm on November 1, 2018. The members of the company of BAT OUT OF HELL, which was in the midst of an engagement at Toronto's Mirvish Theatre, received a text saying there would…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:36AM
Friday, November 2, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: Tony Awards Voting and the Flaw in the System by Cara Joy David

The Tony Awards policy has always been that in order to vote in a certain category, you needed to have seen all the shows nominated in that category. If, for example, you missed one show tha…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:57AM
Friday, October 19, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: A Paperless Broadway- Technology in the Rehearsal Room by Cara Joy David

Theater folks are not necessarily the first to embrace change or technology. So it's not surprising when you walk into a rehearsal room and see creatives sitting with giant binders of paper.…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:48AM
Monday, October 1, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: Revival(s) on the Horizon by Cara Joy David

We are still fairly early in the Broadway season, but it is never too early to start thinking of the Tony race. And what do people seem to be focused on Whether the Roundabout Theatre Compan…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:42PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Fate of Broadway's Critics by Cara Joy David

In the last few decades, theater has become much bigger business than it used to be. However, in that same period of time, the coverage of it in mainstream media outlets has dwindled. Many o…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:33PM
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: TheaterWorksUSA's Summer Vacation by Cara Joy David

If you have kids, or just a love of children's theater, you may have noticed that TheaterWorksUSA-and, yes, after a rebranding, that is how to write it-is not presenting its free summer thea…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:36AM
Monday, July 9, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: New York Stage and Film- Broadway's Upstate Playground by Cara Joy David

What do HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, DOUBT, SIDE MAN, THE WOLVES and AMERICAN IDIOT all have in common They all started with New York Stage and Film NYSAF. Since 1985, the non-profit's summer progr…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:18PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Trouble with Late Seating by Cara Joy David

We've all had it happen--we're sitting in the theater, we're enjoying a scene and half a row in front of us gets up because of the arrival of a latecomer. You think 'Can no one stop these pe…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:06PM
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Year Away for FringeNYC by Cara Joy David

When FringeNYC announced in fall 2016 that it would take a year off, some wondered if it would come back. After all, since the festival began in 1997, many others have sprung up around the c…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:12PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Industry Exclusive: Solving This Year's Biggest Tony Nomination Mysteries by Cara Joy David

As we enter into this, the most industry of all industry times, there are some Tony related questions that many believe need answering.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:36PM
Friday, March 30, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: THE STONE WITCH- Donations to a Non-Profit with a Commercial Upside by Cara Joy David

Very rarely do you hear of new ways to invest in, or contribute to, the theater. Something surprised me recently however--on the website for the off-Broadway commercial production of THE STO…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:42PM
Friday, March 16, 2018

Industry Editor Exclusive: Actors' Equity Vs. ROCKTOPIA by Cara Joy David

When you think Broadway, a lot of things come to mind. For me one of them is unions because I've had to cover many a threatened strike in my day. Except Actors' Equity, the union that repres…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:00PM
Friday, November 25, 2016

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Hair Designers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It! by Cara Joy David

A show is a product of design-from the lights that you see to the sound that surrounds you to the hair on top of the actors' heads. Hair and wig designers help define characters, though thei…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:02AM
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Stage Managers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It! by Cara Joy David

It is 704pm on a Thursday. To the average audience member of THE COLOR PURPLE, the most important person waiting backstage is one of the above-the-title stars Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hollida…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:45AM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Special Feature: 4 of Broadway's Hottest Musical Directors Sound Off About What They Do, Inspirations and How They Do It! by Cara Joy David

Who helps an actor to sing material a certain way If you ask the majority of people outside the theater industry they would say people simply sound the way they sound or maybe credit the com…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:07PM
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards