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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jeremy Jordan Returns to Broadway, Without the Songs by Mark Blankenship

Believe it or not, American Son is taking Jeremy Jordan back to his roots. His fans may be surprised to hear that, since the show is a new Broadway play and not a musical. Jordan made his na…

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Returning to Broadway, Kerry Washington Surprises Herself by Mark Blankenship

It made sense when Kerry Washington announced she would follow Scandal by starring in the new Broadway play American Son. After all, she last appeared on Broadway two years before her landma…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Why Broadway’s Frozen Will Be a Different Story From the Disney Animated Musical by Mark Blankenship

Tony-winning director Michael Grandage makes it clear that his production is a brand new show from “the greatest piece of source material you could ever have.”

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

How Is Broadway Doing On the Road? by Mark Blankenship

Grosses are hitting record highs in New York City, but something remarkable is happening with theatre across America.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Broadway’s Bandstand Marks an Historic Theatrical First by Mark Blankenship

Corey Cott and Laura Osnes bring the complicated ’40s and a new type of war story to musical life in Bandstand.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Put Broadway’s Focus on Powerhouse Women by Mark Blankenship

With War Paint, the team behind Grey Gardens puts two strong women front and center once more.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Discount Tickets for Broadway, Off-Broadway and off-Off Broadway Shows | Theatre Development Fund – TDF by Mark Blankenship

Meet TACT (The Actors Company Theatre), where a longtime company of artists encourages each other to take risks (when they're not cracking jokes). This film features company members James Mu…

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Friday, September 30, 2016

WATCH: Meet Theatreworks USA by Mark Blankenship

Get to know Theatreworks USA, which presents professional musicals for audiences of all ages. This video features the actors Rachel Dratch, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Andrea Burns; the director …

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Discount Tickets for Broadway, Off-Broadway and off-Off Broadway Shows | Theatre Development Fund – TDF by Mark Blankenship

Meet Red Bull Theater, where classic plays get a lusty new energy. This video features the actors Michael Urie, Stephen Spinella, Jay O. Sanders, Jennifer Ikeda, Matthew Rauch, Helen Cespede…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Freud, Fiction, and God by MARK BLANKENSHIP

A new play uses history and fiction to argue about faith

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Dressing Albee’s Twins by Mark Blankenship

How Jennifer von Mayrhauser’s costumes evoke the spirit of Edward Albee’s new play In the Playwrights Horizons production of Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I, twin brot…

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Dressing Albee's Twins by MARK BLANKENSHIP

How Jennifer von Mayrhauser's costumes evoke the spirit of Edward Albee's new play

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TDF VIDEO: Backstage at Imaginocean by Mark Blankenship

John Tartaglia reveals the secrets of blacklight puppetry – John Tartaglia-s family musical Imaginocean has become an Off Broadway hit by using an unusual form of puppetry to tell a s…

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Off Broadway’s Furious Faith by Mark Blankenship

A pair of plays ask explosive questions about religion and sexuality It’s an accident of timing, but it? still compelling: Right now, two Off-Broadway plays are confronting the most s…

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The Horror “Down There” by Mark Blankenship

A new play explores the murderous mind Down There is Randy Sharp’s second play about Sylvia Likens. The first one was a disaster. She wrote and directed it twenty years ago, when she …

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The Path to Broadway: Alex Timbers by Mark Blankenship

How an outsider director rose to Broadway fame This fall, The Path to Broadway will ask artists and audiences to reflect on their first Broadway experiences. To read all the stories in this…

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Video: When Theatre Meets Sign Language by Mark Blankenship

Meet the pioneers who brought sign language interpretation to Broadway Fast Tube by Casper Click here to watch a closed captioned version of this video. Share this with a friend:

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The Path to Broadway: Alex Timbers by Mark Blankenship

How an outsider director rose to Broadway fame This fall, The Path to Broadway will ask artists and audiences to reflect on their first Broadway experiences. To read all the stories in this…

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The Shape of “Pitmen Painters” by Mark Blankenship

Unlocking the structural secrets of a new Broadway playLee Hall’s new play The Pitmen Painters is a fantastic example of the old saying that “form equals content.” The play…

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Making an A Cappella Musical by Mark Blankenship

The “In Transit” team explains how they make a musical with no instruments When it comes to collaboration, the cast of In Transit, now in previews at Primary Stages, makes every…

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The Briefest “Encounter” by Mark Blankenship

How Gabriel Ebert prepared for a Broadway show in less than ten days. One of the most striking things about Brief Encounter, now on Broadway at Studio 54, is how effortless it seems. A styl…

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The Creepy Sounds of “Radio Macbeth” by Mark Blankenship

SITI Company injects Shakespeare with radio and Orson Welles.Take a moment to close your eyes: Imagine a castle where a vicious soldier sneaks into a king’s bedroom and stabs him while…

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Is This Hotel Creepy or Peaceful? by Mark Blankenship

The strange experience of seeing Hotel Savoy“Some people feel terrified, some people feel bored, and some people feel that they’d like to stay much longer.” That’s ho…

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Building Character: Colman Domingo & Forrest McClendon by Mark Blankenship

The Scottsboro Boys stars create metaphorical minstrels—Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages´ ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles.—The new Broadway …

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Curious Feelings in “Middletown” by Mark Blankenship

Director Ken Rus Schmoll builds silent tension in Will Eno’s playThere’s a birth, a death, and a scene where a cop chokes a guy with his nightstick, but the spirit of Middletown …

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Building Character: Boyd Gaines by Mark Blankenship

The four-time Tony winner plays a frustrated son in Driving Miss Daisy.
Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages’ ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles...

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Making “Swan Lake” His Own by Mark Blankenship

Dancer Richard Winsor puts his stamp on Matthew Bourne’s productionMatthew Bourne's celebrated reimagining of Swan Lake has swooped into New York City Center through November 7. Much o…

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Working Together (Again) by Mark Blankenship

What Happens When Artists Keep Collaborating?By MARK BLANKENSHIPIn some ways, Lisa Kron’s political comedy In the Wake, now playing at the Public Theater, is a major departure. After a…

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Building Character: Jan Maxwell by Mark Blankenship

How playing a stroke victim in “Wings” is like a dirty knife fightWelcome to Building Character, TDF Stages’ ongoing series about actors and how they create their rolesR…

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TDF Video: Life as a Professional Theatre Usher by Mark Blankenship

From Hugh Jackman to matinee matrons, these ushers have seen it allIn this video, TDF Stages takes you inside the world of professional theatre ushering.Fast Tube by CasperWatch a closed cap…

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