Saturday, October 1, 2022

James Baldwin—Live on Stage in His Own Words - Why three different companies have turned his historic conversations into theatre by Raven Snook

Why three different companies have turned his historic conversations into theatre --- The spirit of legendary author and activist James Baldwin has long haunted New York City stages, whether…

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Exciting & Inexpensive Theatre: 14 Shows to See Off-Off Broadway in October - Catch Jill Sobule's musical memoir, Seth Gilliam from 'The Walking D by Andrew Block

Catch Jill Sobule's musical memoir, Seth Gilliam from The Walking Dead, Ace Young from American Idol, a disco musical and more --- Adventurous audiences know that some of the biggest theatri…

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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…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Why Dede Ayite's Latest Award Was Worth the Wait - After a pandemic delay, the costume designer is finally being feted by her peers by Raven Snook

After a two-and-a-half-year delay, the costume designer is finally being feted by her peers at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards --- How in demand is costume designer Dede Ayite? While interviewi…

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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…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 23-25 - See the opera 'Intimate Apparel,' a text conversation between Stoppard and Beckett, by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

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In 'Cost of Living,' I Finally See My Reality on Broadway - As a theatre lover with CP, I've been waiting decades for characters—and actors—who lo by Ronni Krasnow

As a longtime theatre lover with cerebral palsy, I've been waiting decades for characters—and actors—who look like me I saw my first Broadway show, Annie, when I was 10 years old. The ex…

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WATCH: TDF's 'Cost of Living' Conversation - Gregg Mozgala and Kara Young on coming to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play

Gregg Mozgala and Kara Young on coming to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Kara Young is new to Cost of Living while Gregg Mozgala has been with Martyna Majok’s play since its f…

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Join TDF for a 'Cost of Living' Conversation - Gregg Mozgala and Kara Young on coming to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play

Gregg Mozgala and Kara Young on coming to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Kara Young is new to Cost of Living, while Gregg Mozgala has been with Martyna Majok’s play since its …

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Friday, September 16, 2022

14 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Fall - Catch NYCB and ABT, companies at New York City Center and BAM more by Juan Michael Porter Ii

Catch NYCB and ABT, international companies at New York City Center and BAM more Kick off fall with a rich and varied slate of dance performances, including the bigwigs New York City Ballet …

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 16-18 - See 'Heathers: The Musical,' Ian McKellen in 'King Lear' and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

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Friday, September 9, 2022

13 Shows to See Off Broadway in September - Catch Tonya Pinkins in 'A Raisin in the Sun,' David Strathairn as a Holocaust witness, Alan Cumming dancin by Raven Snook

Catch Tonya Pinkins in 'A Raisin in the Sun,' David Strathairn as a Holocaust witness, Alan Cumming dancing and more Think Broadway's busy in September? Wait until you read about all the pro…

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

You'll Plotz Reading This Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell Interview - The stars of 'Two Jews, Talking' kibitz about their careers, mortality and why Jewi by Linda Buchwald

The stars of Two Jews, Talking kibitz about their careers, mortality and why Jewish jokes are better in Yiddish Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell have more than 130 years of showbiz experience co…

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Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 9-11 - See Kate Baldwin, André De Shields, a new sci-fi musical and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

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WATCH: TDF's Conversation About the Little Island Storytelling Festival - Members of the lauded PigPen Theatre Co. talk about curating the second annu

Members of the lauded PigPen Theatre Co. talk about curating the second annual event A decade ago, we called PigPen a theatre company to watch, and what a fruitful 10 years it's been! The se…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Join Us for a TDF Conversation About the Little Island Storytelling Festival - The lauded PigPen Theatre Co. talks about curating this annual event

Members of the lauded PigPen Theatre Co. talk about curating the second annual event A decade ago, we called PigPen a theatre company to watch, and what a fruitful 10 years it's been! The se…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

I've Spent My Career Creating New Audiences. Then I Became One - How this die-hard theatregoer ended up at a WWE wrestling event by Victoria Bailey

How this die-hard theatregoer ended up at a WWE wrestling event --- We spend a lot of time at TDF thinking about ways to encourage people who have never attended the theatre to try it. Devot…

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2022 Edition - A guide to 17 upcoming musicals and plays by Raven Snook

A guide to 17 upcoming musicals and plays --- Broadway marks its one-year anniversary of reopening with an exciting and diverse slate of fall productions. There are starry play revivals (Sam…

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Two Tony Nominees on Their New-Old Musical - Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh on the many iterations of 'Los Otros' by Linda Buchwald

Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh on the many iterations of Los Otros --- How did Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's musical monologue Tres Niñas transform into the two-hande…

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Top 10 Stage Performances to Stream Through Labor Day - See 'Liza with a Z,' live concerts by John Lloyd Young and Patti Murin, 'Love Quirks' and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Why Jewish Representation on Stage Makes Me Kvell - With anti-Semitism on the rise, authentic portrayals of Jewish life are more important than ever by Linda Buchwald

With anti-Semitism on the rise, authentic portrayals of Jewish life are more important than ever At age 12 on my first trip to New York City, I saw my first Broadway show: the musical Titani…

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend August 19-21 - See two different productions of 'Uncle Vanya,' a Bob Fosse doc and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Made Glorious Summer: Lining Up for Shakespeare in the Park Tickets - Why waiting outdoors for hours for free tickets is always on my family's calenda by Elyse Orecchio

Why waiting outdoors for hours for free tickets is always on my family's calendar --- At 6 a.m. on a recent July morning by Central Park's Delacorte Theater, a woman smiled as my family took…

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Plan Your Last-Chance Summer Getaway Around Must-See Theatre - 10 shows to see at lauded out-of-town venues in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyon by Raven Snook

10 shows to see at lauded out-of-town venues in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyond --- Don't believe the hype—summer is not over yet. There are still four weekends until Labor Day, w…

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Whose Mind Is It Anyway? - Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci on their humorous mash-up of hypnosis and improv by Raven Snook

Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci on their humorous mash-up of hypnosis and improv --- Master mesmerist Asad Mecci didn't need to use his abilities to convince Whose Line Is It Anyway? star Colin…

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend August 12-14 - See '13,' Battery Dance Festival and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend August 5-7 - See Imelda Staunton in 'Gypsy,' Patti LuPone doing classics in the '70s and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Why 'The Butcher Boy' Sang to Asher Muldoon - The college undergrad makes his Off-Broadway debut with his musical adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel by Carey Purcell

The Princeton University undergrad makes his Off-Broadway debut with his musical adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel, starring Nicholas Barasch --- Asher Muldoon was five when he saw his f…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

WATCH: TDF's 'Kite Runner' Conversation - Faran Tahir and Dariush Kashani on starring in the powerful new Broadway play

Faran Tahir and Dariush Kashani on starring in the powerful new Broadway play It's fitting that Faran Tahir and Dariush Kashani portray longtime best friends on stage in The Kite Runner—t…

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12 Shows to See Off Broadway This August - Catch two new musicals, a hypnotic comedy, new takes on Shakespeare and more by Raven Snook

Catch two new musicals, a hypnotic comedy, new takes on Shakespeare and more August is the calm before the stormy fall season. But even though it's a quiet time for theatre, there are still …

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Join TDF for a 'Kite Runner' Conversation - Faran Tahir and Dariush Kashani on starring in the powerful new Broadway play

Faran Tahir and Dariush Kashani on starring in the powerful new Broadway play It's fitting that Faran Tahir and Dariush Kashani portray longtime best friends on stage in The Kite Runner—t…

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