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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Causeway May Be a Film, But It Feels Very Much Like a Play by Diep Tran

The new Jennifer Lawrence film stars Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry and is overseen by theatre director Lila Neugebauer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:03PM
Friday, November 25, 2022

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Will Come to Broadway in 2023 by Diep Tran

The longest-running play in the world is transferring, with a new cast to be announced in the coming weeks.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:04AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

How You Will Get Sick Created a Wheat Field On Stage, With Real Wheat by Diep Tran

The creative team for the Off-Broadway play explains the big moment in the show that's gotten them applause every night.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Photos: & Juliet on Broadway Celebrates Its Opening Night With a Pink Carpet by Diep Tran

Chris Martin, Simon Cowell, Meena Harris, and former Waitress costars Jessie Mueller and Keala Settle were among the attendees.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:31PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Everyone Has Missed the Point of A Raisin in the Sun, According to Tonya Pinkins by Diep Tran

Why she felt the need to defend the new Off-Broadway production against its critics, especially The New York Times.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM
Friday, November 4, 2022

How Female Playwrights Are Adapting, and Revamping, ‘Macbeth’ by Diep Tran

With “Macbeth” adaptations like “Peerless,” the inner lives of young women come into focus.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:32PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Creative Team on Assembling Their Quirky Puzzle by Diep Tran

The playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, the composer Jeanine Tesori and the director Jessica Stone discuss their quirky Broadway musical, which was first a play.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:33AM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

Review: ‘Leopoldstadt’ is a slow-moving family portrait that packs a surprising punch by Diep Tran

At a certain point in “Leopoldstadt,” I stopped trying to figure out who everyone was. Tom Stoppard’s newest play begins in 1899 Vienna, during a Jewish family’s holiday celebration.…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022

A Theatre Pioneer Says Goodbye by Reinventing His First Show - Off-Off Broadway stalwart Ping Chong reflects on 50 years of creation and change by Diep Tran

Off-Off Broadway stalwart Ping Chong reflects on 50 years of creation and change --- In 1972, when Ping Chong was 26, he made his first independent theatre piece: Lazarus. Performed in a Tr…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Review: ‘A Strange Loop’ is a universal story told through hyperspecificity by Diep Tran

What can I say about “A Strange Loop” that hasn’t already been said? When I got the assignment to review Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-winning musical, I even asked my editor, “Am …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Review: ‘Hangmen’ swings between genres by Diep Tran

“Hangmen” starts with a bang, or should I say, a snap of a neck. The play begins on the morning of an execution, with the condemned man proclaiming his innocence. “I’m getting hung b…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:30PM
Sunday, April 17, 2022

Review: Minutiae turns sinister in ‘The Minutes’ by Diep Tran

When you walk into Studio 54 for “The Minutes,” you see a cavernous room on stage, featuring a white rotunda ceiling, a line of plush chairs and conference tables with microphones attach…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00PM
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Review: Joaquina Kalukango elevates an ambitious ‘Paradise Square’ by Diep Tran

About three quarters through the new Broadway musical “Paradise Square,” my lingering doubts about the show vanished. This clarifying moment happened during the show’s 11 o’clock num…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:01PM
Monday, November 1, 2021

S.F. theater director Bartlett Sher shifts ‘My Fair Lady’ from frothy romance to social critique by Diep Tran

Sher changed the ending of the musical to honor the intent of the "Pygmalion" source material, George Bernard Shaw’s critique of class distinctions and society's limitations on women.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 07:00AM
Saturday, April 24, 2021

Why Some Members of Actors’ Equity Association Aren't Paying Their Dues by Diep Tran

The march attendees were protesting their union, who they saw as ineffective in protecting its membership from racism, sexism, and unsafe work environments.

SOURCE: Backstage at 03:55PM
Monday, August 10, 2020

All the World’s on Zoom by Diep Tran

Dramatic creation while social distancing The post All the World’s on Zoom appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

SOURCE: Dramatics Magazine at 04:48PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Showrunner Austin Winsberg Is Bringing a Weekly Dose of Broadway to NBC by Diep Tran

Austin Winsberg may currently be working in television, but he will have you know that he is a big theater nerd. Winsberg, the showrunner for NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, also w…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:24PM
Friday, April 3, 2020

Food Canons! Jane Krakowski's Fantasies! Tituss Burgess Dishes About His Messy New Cooking Show by Diep Tran

Tituss Burgess did not plan to be a reality show host. “I don’t know the first thing about hosting!” the actor, whose Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid and Guys and Dolls, …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:32PM
Thursday, April 2, 2020

See Patti LuPone, Darren Criss and More in This First Look at Netflix's New Glamorous Series, Hollywood by Diep Tran

Move over Tiger King, our next television obsession is here. Netflix just released a first look at its new limited series, Hollywood, from producers Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. The show …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:54PM

Diana Star Jeanna de Waal Is Teaching Online Classes, Drinking Guinness and Longing for Her Costumes by Diep Tran

Diana, the new musical about the life of the People’s Princess, was supposed to have its opening night on March 31, but it did not because of the Broadway shutdown. Nevertheless, the co…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:48PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Six Star Abby Mueller Offers Quarantine Advice: 'Have Some Self-Compassion' by Diep Tran

Six was supposed to have its Broadway opening night on March 12, but that day it was announced Broadway was shutting down all shows because of COVID-19. Abby Mueller, who has the role of J…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:42PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hey, All You Cool Cats and Kittens! Broadway Is as Obsessed with Tiger King as Everyone Else by Diep Tran

Broadway has no problem making musicals out of shady characters. Women who murder their husbands? Give them jazz hands in Chicago! Londoners who murder people and bake them into pies? Sween…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:36PM
Monday, March 30, 2020

Get a Glimpse at Steven Spielberg's Upcoming West Side Story Movie by Diep Tran

Transport yourself somewhere with these newimages from the upcoming West Side Story film. Directed by Steven Spielberg, West Side Story is based on the musical of the same name (which was r…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:36PM
Friday, March 27, 2020

QuaranToons: Catherine of Aragon of Six Is Keeping Cool and Not Losing Her Head by Diep Tran

Broadway.com illustrator Tug Rice has been thinking up what our favorite Broadway characters are doing while theaters are closed and they're at home social distancing. In this installment…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 07:03PM

How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days by Diep Tran

Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former Broadway.com vlogg…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:36PM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Feeling Anxious? You Should Be Streaming SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical by Diep Tran

Are you at home and missing Broadway? Are you feeling worried about the future? Now is the perfect time to watch SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, which is currently available …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:06PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Masters of the House: A Brief Glimpse into the Amazing Decor of Broadway Stars by Diep Tran

Broadway’s biggest stars invited viewers into their homes during the one-night-only Broadway.com broadcast of The Rosie O’Donnell Show to benefit The Actors Fund. During the show, perfo…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:03PM
Monday, March 23, 2020

Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth's Quarantine Strategy? Stay Home and TikTok! by Diep Tran

What has Kristin Chenoweth been doing since she’s been social distancing? “I'm watching myself on Hallmark right now, critiquing my own acting,” she said on #LiveAtFive: Home Edition,…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:36PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda on In the Heights Film, Watching Cheer and the Song That Makes His Kids Dance by Diep Tran

The coronavirus crisis has affected many films in production, including In the Heights, which is based on Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Tony-winning musical. “We were l…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:36PM

Settle In and Watch the Entire Thing! See the One-Night-Only Starry Return of The Rosie O'Donnell Show Right Here by Diep Tran

She's back! On March 22, Rosie O'Donnell hosted a one-night-only return performance of The Rosie O'Donnell Show from her garage. The three-and-a-half hour show, which rivaled the Oscars in…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:18PM

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