Friday, April 19, 2024

Barclay Goldsmith, Nurturer and Warrior by American Theatre Editors

With his passing, we've lost a tireless advocate for the talent and potential of others, particularly those on the margins.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:25PM

Jonathan Norton Named Dallas Theater Center Interim Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

The resident playwright will succeed artistic producer Sarahbeth Grossman and work alongside executive director Kevin Moriarty.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:58AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Eboni Booth on ‘Primary Trust’: Only Connect by American Theatre Editors

An interview with the playwright about fast writing, big feelings, mai tais, and Munchkins.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:48AM
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Millennial Approaches by American Theatre Editors

Youth discount tickets aren't just about filling houses now but about creating lifelong theatregoers and donors.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:50PM

Offscript: Harry Lennix & Ken-Matt Martin Rediscover August Wilson in Chicago by American Theatre Editors

On this Chicago-themed episode, Rob and J.R. talk to the actor-director duo about staging August Wilson's solo play, 'How I Learned What I Learned,' and check in with arts journalist Mike Da…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:26PM

Amber Ruffin, Happy to Live in the World of ‘The Wiz’ by American Theatre Editors

The busy writer was brought on to preserve the essence of the iconic show, while pruning dated language (and adding fresh jokes).

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:40AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

Timothy Rogers Named Charleston Stage Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

Rogers succeeds former managing director Frank Mack.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:43PM

‘Tommy,’ Can You Hear Me? I’m Not Gonna Take It by American Theatre Editors

From its casting to its staging, the acclaimed new Broadway revival of the iconic rock musical misses opportunities to engage with, and subvert, harmful tropes around Deafness and disability.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:01PM

Chis Durang Was My Willy Wonka by American Theatre Editors

A sweet, sane soul who wrote hilarious, deranged, profoundly human plays, he showed us all how to dance on the funny/serious tightrope.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:21PM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Henrik & Heidi & Anton & Amy by American Theatre Editors

Heidi Schreck adaptations of 'An Enemy of the People' and 'Uncle Vanya' on Broadway, Amy Herzog and Heidi Schreck

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:03AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Whiting Awards, Blue Ink Award, and More by American Theatre Editors

A roundup of prizes, fellowships, and other recognitions.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:00PM

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know by Kelundra Smith

These seasoned Atlanta artists prove that creative entrepreneurship and collaboration are keys to a vibrant career in one of the South’s most exciting cities.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:11PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

‘The Last Yiddish Speaker’: Who They’ll Come for First by American Theatre Editors

Deborah Zoe Laufer's new play, now kicking off its rolling world premiere at Philadelphia's InterAct Theatre, imagines an eerily plausible fascist future.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:04PM

A Safe Room for Bold Plays by American Theatre Editors

The 3 writers in Second Stage's Judith Champion Reading Series---Sarah Mantell, D.A. Mindell, and Kaela Mei-Shin Garvin---reflect on their plays and their process.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:05AM

Pittsburgh Public, American Theatre to Partner for Criticism Fellowship by American Theatre Editors

Applications for the new program, designed to mentor early-career and aspiring critics in the region, are now open through July 15.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:33AM
Friday, April 5, 2024

Releasing the Potential Energy of ‘The Light Chasers’ by American Theatre Editors

In Know Theatre's new show, Cloud Cult's 2010 concept album becomes an interstellar family drama set somewhere between Ohio and Proxima Centauri.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:44PM

Exploring an Ensemble’s ‘Purpose’ by American Theatre Editors

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's world premiere play about a Black political dynasty is the latest in Steppenwolf's lineage of explosive work crafted around their acting ensemble.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:02PM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Windham-Campbell Prizes, L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, and More by American Theatre Editors

A roundup of prizes, fellowships, and other recognitions.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:35PM

Latinx Theatre Commons Celebrates 10 Years of Connection by American Theatre Editors

Participants gathered to preserve the legacy and imagine the future of Latinx Theatre at the LTC's convening in Boston last month.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:04PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Ten Thousand Things Artistic Director Marcela Lorca to Step Down by Gabriela

Set to depart at the end of 2024 after six years at the helm, Lorca discusses her people-centered approach and love for the company.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:31AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

April recalls the Hyers sisters, a prolific lyricist, a federal musical revue, a busy book writer, an August Wilson premiere, and an Anna Deavere Smith classic.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:20PM

Jill A. Anderson Named Managing Director of Children’s Theatre Company by American Theatre Editors

Syracuse Stage's managing director, who began her theatre career in the Midwest, will take her place this summer next to CTC's new artistic director, Rick Dildine.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:54AM
Monday, April 1, 2024

The Courage to Produce by American Theatre Editors

A conversation about censorship in high school theatre programs, and how students, teachers, and parents can push back.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:30PM

The Subtext: Mashuq Mushtaq Deen Befriends the Lion and the Rottweiler by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to playwright Mashuq Mushtaq Deen about building a writing career, pushing audiences out of their comfort zone, and finding his place in the theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:15PM

Once More Into the Breach for the Guthrie and Shakespeare’s Henriad by American Theatre Editors

The flagship theatre memorably mounted Shakespeare's popular history plays in 1990, and now they're back for another repertory rotation.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:09PM

Brecht-Weill-Disney Mashup ‘Threepenny Mickey’ Headed for Broadway by American Theatre Editors

2 works now in the public domain will be joined in a new 'pop opera hybrid' version.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:39AM
Friday, March 29, 2024

How Aaron Tveit Made the Cut for ‘Sweeney Todd’ by American Theatre Editors

A tenor known for romantic leads, the actor-singer tackles the iconic demon barber with only a slight key change and an emphasis on the humanity as much as the horror.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:27AM

Breaking the Binary Announces Regional Theatre Partnership Program by American Theatre Editors

The traveling workshop series for local TNB2S+ artists begins with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in May and Steppenwolf Theatre in July.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:34AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Critical Steps: Under Covered by American Theatre Editors

Even with arts journalism jobs in decline, emerging theatre critics keep training and finding new outlets for their voices.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:14PM

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know by Gabriela

This Miami-focused roundup includes folks focused on developing Latine work, stage management, lighting design, immersive theatre, and more.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:58PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Making Space Onstage by American Theatre Editors

Efforts like Fat Theatre Project and Broadway Bods are fighting for more opportunities for performers who identify as fat and to change the way they're seen onstage.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:03PM

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