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Friday, September 23, 2022

What's It Like to Play Tom Stoppard's Alter Ego? - Actor Arty Froushan and director Patrick Marber on the personal nature of 'Leopoldstadt' by Gerard Raymond

Actor Arty Froushan and director Patrick Marber on the personal nature of Leopoldstadt A hand-drawn family tree is a potent recurring image in Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard's elegiac new play t…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, April 4, 2022

Patrick J. Adams' 25-Year Journey to Broadway - The 'Suits' star talks about baring it all on stage, emotionally and otherwise, in 'Take Me Out' by Gerard Raymond

The Suits star talks about baring it all on stage, emotionally and otherwise, in Take Me Out --- Patrick J. Adams has wanted to perform on Broadway since he was 15 years old. A quarter centu…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

In 'Skeleton Crew,' it's Hard to Be the Boss and Have a Heart - Brandon J. Dirden on starring in Dominique Morisseau's potent drama by Gerard Raymond

Brandon J. Dirden on starring in Dominique Morisseau's potent drama In Manhattan Theatre Club's powerful new production of Dominque Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, Brandon J. Dirden plays Reggie,…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The 2019 Broadway Spring Preview by Gerard Raymond

With Glenda Jackson, Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow, and Annette Bening among the names adorning marquees, the lights of Broadway will certainly be shining bright this spring. The…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:14AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mad as Hell: Bryan Cranston Plays a Prophet of the Airwaves in Network by Gerard Raymond

“I’m not done with playing Howard Beale,” says Emmy and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston. He is speaking about why he is coming to Broadway with the National Theatre production of Netw…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:40AM
Friday, September 14, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact: How Far Can It Stretch? by Gerard Raymond

Fake news! Alternate facts! You can’t avoid thinking about today’s buzzwords when you see The Lifespan of a Fact. In the new play, previewing from September 20 at Studio 54, Daniel Radcl…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 06:02AM
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The 2018 Broadway Fall Preview by Gerard Raymond

Summer is not over yet, but the new Broadway season is already in full swing. In the first half of the season, two female playwrights are represented with new plays, three productions are he…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:24AM
Monday, August 20, 2018

Surround Set: The Immersive Design of Once on This Island by Gerard Raymond

Even before the lights go down, you are drawn into the vibrant world of Once on This Island. The immersive experience begins the moment you step inside the Circle in the Square Theatre on Br…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 10:43AM
Monday, April 2, 2018

The Band’s Visit: Something Different by Gerard Raymond

The Band’s Visit has all the makings of a Broadway hit. Having twice broken all-time box-office records at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, it is also widely considered a major contender for t…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 09:25AM
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The 2018 Broadway Spring Preview by Gerard Raymond

You don’t need magical powers to predict that a snow queen and a wizard with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead will likely dominate the second half of the Broadway season. But there …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 01:57PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Band’s Visit: When Music Crosses Borders by Gerard Raymond

In The Band’s Visit, a group of musicians travels from Egypt to Israel to give a concert, but arrives at the wrong destination. “You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very imp…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:15AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Not Too Cool for School by Gerard Raymond

Once your career takes off and you're working steadily as an actor, are acting classes still necessary? Working actors exercise their acting muscles by continuing to take classes.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Broadway Direct | Features | An Affair to Remember by Gerard Raymond

"There is something about this story that I believe moves people," says Stacey Mindich, a lead producer of the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County. "And, as a musical, it has …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 02:04PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Interview: Sigourney Weaver and Christopher Durang: Creator and Muse by Gerard Raymond

"I have always felt irrationally at home in Chris' world," says Tony Award and Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver, beaming at playwright Christopher Durang while discussing their latest collabor…

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 06:23PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feature: Jane Alexander Is One Lucky Lady by Gerard Raymond

The award-winning actress returns to the stage in Signature Theatre's revival of Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 08:00AM
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Feature: Alan Ayckbourn's New Neighbourhood by Gerard Raymond

The prolific playwright talks about his 75th play, Neighbourhood Watch.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 08:00AM
Sunday, September 4, 2011

Feature: Richard Nelson Hits the Sweet Spot by Gerard Raymond

The acclaimed playwright discusses his new 9/11 themed play, Sweet and Sad, and his other upcoming projects.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:00AM
Monday, August 1, 2011

Feature: Lindsay Duncan Goes BAM by Gerard Raymond

The Tony Award-winning actress discusses starring with Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw in John Gabriel Borkman at BAM.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 07:59AM
Thursday, May 26, 2011

'War Horse' Transform Puppets into Animals by Gerard Raymond

Proof indeed that there is magic in the theater, a horse puppet made of cane, plywood, and mesh has captured the hearts of theatergoers, and its creators are being honored this year with a…

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:46AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Feature: Bobby Steggert's Heavenly Endeavor by Gerard Raymond

The Tony Award-nomianted actor talks about starring in the new Off-Broadway musical A Minister's Wife

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 05:30PM

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