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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

When Sondheim Meets TikTok by Trevor Boffone

Does Stephen Sondheim make you want to throw ass? Does the score of Sunday in the Park with George make you want to hit the dance floor? Do Annaleigh Ashford’s vocals make you want to serv…

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

On the “POTUS” Trail with Bekah Walsh by Trevor Boffone

Every day is a cunty day for Bekah Walsh. The Baltimore-based theatre nerd turned prolific #TheatreTok content creator has been hitting the campaign trail hard since August 2023. But, for Wa…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Five Ways to Maximize Your Theatre’s Social Media Presence by Trevor Boffone

By Trevor Boffone. When utilized fully, social media can function as a critical extension of work being done onstage.

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Monday, October 9, 2023

“Look What You Made Me Do”: Marketing “POTUS” on Social Media by Trevor Boffone

How do you market theatre on social media? What strategies can a social media manager use to promote plays and musicals? How does TikTok’s trending culture influence the type of content th…

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

“What the Constitution Means to Me” Is As Timely As Ever by Trevor Boffone

In 2019, I sat in the balcony of the Helen Hayes Theatre. My social media circles had been abuzz over the show I was about to see: What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck. There w…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Broadway Bodies: An Interview with Ryan Donovan by Trevor Boffone

Productions of Broadway musicals have body issues. Full stop. From casting norms for Broadway choruses to the use of fat suits in Hairspray and Jennifer Holliday’s well-documented struggle…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

“Serving Lewks and Puro Class,” Tus Tías Explore the Legacy of Selena by Trevor Boffone

By Trevor Boffone. Trevor Boffone reviews Tus Tías’ The Invocation of Selena, a sketch comedy and cabaret-style show that begins by summoning Latine icon Selena and ends by eulogizing her.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

An Evening with Fats Waller: “Ain’t Misbehavin'” at TUTS by Trevor Boffone

Before there was After Midnight, before there was Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and before there was Black and Blue, there was Ain’t Misbehavin’, the 1978 musical revue featuring the Fats Waller …

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Why Comedy? Why Now?: On the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval by Trevor Boffone

By Trevor Boffone. Trevor Boffone reflects on the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval that convened at Su Teatro in Denver, Colorado, which was comprised of productions, readings, pan

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Friday, November 26, 2021

RE: Encuentro: Interview with “Paletas de Coco” Playwright Franky D. Gonzalez by Trevor Boffone

In 2014, the Latino Theater Company (LTC) re-ignited the Latinx theatre festival tradition, a legacy that has been a mainstay of Chicanx and Latinx theatre-making in the United States for ov…

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Review: An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre (1900-1950) by Trevor Boffone

The Boy Friend. Oliver!. Cats. Blood Brothers. The Phantom of the Opera. Les Miserables. Billy Elliot. Matilda. If British musical theatre conjures images of whiteness, this is not by chance…

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Heaven Isn’t Too Far away; It’s in Downtown Houston at TUTS’ “Rock of Ages” by Trevor Boffone

I have to confess something. I haven’t really missed theatre since the Covid-19 pandemic forced theatres to go dark in March 2020. The last time I saw professional theatre was a whirlwind …

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Friday, July 30, 2021

All the TikTok’s a Digital Stage by Trevor Boffone

In the chaotically queer third act of Fake Friends’ 2020 production of Circle Jerk, the performance’s trio—played by Michael Breslin, Patrick Foley, and Cat Rodriguez—erupt into a fr…

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Waking Up in the Morning, Thinking About “This American Wife” by Trevor Boffone

“Waking up in the morning, thinking about so many things, I just wish things would get better / I’m trying to get rid of them, but nothing seems to stay the same / Woke up in the morning…

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Jimmy Fallon, Addison Rae, and the Issue of TikTok Dance Credit by Trevor Boffone

On March 26, 2021, ultra-famous TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During her visit, she performed popular TikTok dance trends during one …

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Friday, January 22, 2021

“The Book of Magdalene” at Main Street Theater: Interview with Playwright Caridad Svich by Trevor Boffone

When Rebecca Greene Udden graduated from Rice University, she decided to make Houston her permanent home and sow the seeds for a woman-centered theatre movement in Texas’ largest city. In …

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Afro-Latinidad And The Greater Good Of The Latinx Playwrights Circle by Trevor Boffone

In October 2017, a group of Latinx playwrights came together in New York City to share space, build community, and grow together as theatre artists. What started out as an informal meeting a…

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Zoom Theatre But Make It Immersive: Strange Bird’s “The Strange Secret of Mr. Adrian Rook” by Trevor Boffone

Strange Bird Immersive premieres its all-new immersive, virtual theatrical experience "The Strange Secret of Mr. Adrian Rook," playing through October 10, 2020 on Zoom. The full version of …

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

“Balcony Scene in Quarantine”: TEATRX Presents Latinx Shakespeare in a Social Distancing World by Trevor Boffone

When Benito Vasquez, Marissa Castillo, and Jorge Diaz founded TEATRX in 2018, they never could have imagined what fate had in store for the Latinx theatre company two years later. The trio l…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Welcome to the Age of the Latina Nerd: “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” at Steppenwolf For Young Adults by Trevor Boffone

Welcome to the Age of the Latina Nerd! Anywhere you look—on stage, on screen, on the written page, in the Senate (hello, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!)—Latina nerds are taking up space and o…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Three Houston Theatres Collaborate to Produce Quiara Alegría Hudes’ “Elliot” Trilogy by Trevor Boffone

How often do audiences in a given city get the chance to see a full body of work by a single living playwright in the span of just one month? When this does happen, how often is the playwrig…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

“A woman kept alive by the sound of her voice” by Trevor Boffone

By Trevor Boffone. Trevor Boffone examines Isaac Gómez’s new play La Ruta, which focuses on the feminicides in Mexico, and talks about the growing canon of Latinx theatre that dramatizes …

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