Thursday, June 20, 2019

Editor’s Letter: Goodbye and Thank You by Victoria Myers

On the end of The Interval.

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Reprieve, a short film by Victoria Myers

Reprieve reimagines three iconic female characters from theatre in a contemporary setting, connected only by the liminal space of one mysterious hotel room. Featuring Ruthie Ann Miles as La…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Fifteen, a photo essay by Victoria Myers

Inspired by What the Constitution Means to Me, we asked 15 photographers from around the country to photograph teenagers in their communities ranging in age from 13 to 20. Each photographer …

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

An Interview with Maria Striar by Victoria Myers

The small, downtown theatre company Clubbed Thumb has become a force in new American plays. The woman behind all of this is Maria Striar, founder and Producing Artistic Director of Clubbed T…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Jayne Houdyshell and Elizabeth Marvel in Conversation by Victoria Myers

Jayne Houdyshell and Elizabeth Marvel are both currently starring on Broadway in a genderbending adaptation of King Lear. Elizabeth plays Lear’s eldest daughter, the conniving and ambitiou…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

An Interview with Set Designer Rachel Hauck by Victoria Myers

This season, two of the most complicated sets on Broadway were designed by Rachel Hauck. For the musical Hadestown, Hauck had the task of figuring out a design for a show that lives in metap…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

An Interview with Lilli Cooper by Victoria Myers

Lilli Cooper made her Broadway debut as Martha in the original Broadway cast of the musical Spring Awakening, back when she was still in high school. Currently, Lilli is starring as Julie in…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Amanda Green on Kiss Me, Kate and More by Victoria Myers

For Roundabout Theatre Company’s current revival of Kiss Me, Kate, Amanda Green was brought on board to write additional material. We speak with Amanda about her journey to becoming a musi…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

An Interview with Dramaturg Sarah Lunnie by Victoria Myers

Sarah Lunnie is a dramaturg extraordinaire, focusing on the development of brand new dramatic works. This spring, three Broadway and Off-Broadway shows Sarah has worked on all opened within …

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Laurie Woolery on The Tempest and More by Victoria Myers

For the past five years, Laurie Woolery has led or helped lead The Public Theater’s Public Works program, first as Associate Director (2014-2017), and now as Director. This spring, Laurie …

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Costume Design x3: Catherine Zuber, Emily Rebholz, and Kaye Voyce by Victoria Myers

The costume design field can vary widely in process from designing costumes that will be built from scratch to scavenging through vintage stores to find the perfect item, all while having to…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Stephanie Hsu on Be More Chill and More by Victoria Myers

Stephanie Hsu trained as an experimental theatre artist and never expected to be on Broadway. But after making her Broadway debut last year as Karen the Computer in SpongeBob SquarePants, sh…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Rachel Chavkin and Anaïs Mitchell on Hadestown by Victoria Myers

Hadestown is poetry, not prose, as its creators—director Rachel Chavkin and composer Anaïs Mitchell—will tell you. The musical, which is sung through, is an interpretation and theatrica…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Halley Feiffer is Now an Optimist, but—don’t worry—she’s still angry at the patriarchy by Victoria Myers

In Halley Feiffer’s new play The Pain of My Belligerence, the story focuses on Cat (played by Feiffer) and her desire and difficulty at figuring out how to function in a world where the ru…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Director Taylor Reynolds on Plano, Clubbed Thumb, The Movement Theatre Company, and More by Victoria Myers

Last summer, Clubbed Thumb had one of its most successful SummerWorks productions: Plano. The play, which is about three sisters and three mysterious plagues, was directed by Taylor Reynold…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Jennifer Ashley Tepper on Be More Chill And More by Victoria Myers

Jennifer Ashley Tepper is not even 35, but already the theatre historian and producer. Jen is currently making her debut as an above-the-title Broadway producer on the new musical Be More Ch…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Amanda Duarte on Staying Alive (her cabaret show, but also in the metaphysical sense) by Victoria Myers

Amanda Duarte has turned elements of her life into a cabaret show, Amanda Duarte: Staying Alive at Joe’s Pub. The show chronicles her life after the end of her long term marriage, which co…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Kate Baldwin on Superhero, Developing New Musicals, and More by Victoria Myers

Kate Baldwin first gained major attention for Finian’s Rainbow, which earned her first Tony Award nomination. She then went on to originate roles in Giant, Big Fish, and Songbird, and rece…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Danya Taymor on the Rise by Victoria Myers

Danya Taymor is a director on the brink of firmly establishing herself as no longer emerging, but a sought after interpreter of new work. For the last few years, she’s worked consistently …

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sara Mearns Dances into Musical Theatre by Victoria Myers

Sara Mearns joined the company of the New York City Ballet in 2004, having already apprenticed and studied at the School of American Ballet, and by 2008 she became a principal dancer with th…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Rehana Lew Mirza on Hatef**k and More by Victoria Myers

Rehana Lew Mirza is a playwright, bookwriter, and filmmaker whose work often focuses on highlighting the South Asian experience. Her latest play Hatef**k, which was featured on the 2017 Kilr…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sofia Alvarez and Sheila Vand on Nylon, Blockchain Theater Project, and More by Victoria Myers

In the new play Nylon, written by Sofia Alvarez, Anna, a woman in her early thirties played by Sheila Vand, has to confront the choices she made in her twenties and how they reverberate into…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A Directing Roundtable with Arpita Mukherjee, Christa Scott Reed, and Colette Robert by Victoria Myers

Out of the 21 plays currently on Broadway or are upcoming this season, only three (a dismal 14%) are directed by women. However, Off-Broadway, there is a vibrant group of emerging new direct…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Kamilah Forbes on By The Way, Meet Vera Stark and More by Victoria Myers

Kamilah Forbes is currently making her Signature Theatre debut directing a revival of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. A theatre and television producer, as well as director, Kamilah is also in …

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury on Marys Seacole and More by Victoria Myers

In Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new play Marys Seacole, currently receiving its premiere production at LCT3 at Lincoln Center, the concept of care—who gives it and what it means—is explored…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lear deBessonet, of Great Faith by Victoria Myers

When Lear deBessonet was ten years old, she made the decision to live for God. Now deBessonet is responsible for some of the largest and most inclusive theatre productions in NYC. On the hor…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The One With Hurricane Diane by Victoria Myers

We speak with members of the cast and creative team of Hurricane Diane, the new play by Pulitzer finalist Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. With a nod to Greek drama, Hurrica…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Women in Theatre in Business: a Case Study with Bohemia Realty Group by Victoria Myers

Continuing the exploration of women in the arts who also own businesses, we speak with four women with diverse backgrounds—some arts related, some not—who run Bohemia Realty Group, a rea…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Shariffa Ali and Victoria Clark on Directing and Strindberg by Victoria Myers

Mies Julie, an adaptation of Miss Julie by Yaël Farber set in post-Apartheid South Africa, and The Dance of Death, adapted by Conor McPherson, are currently being presented at Classic Stage…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Leah Nanako Winkler on God Said This, Kentucky, and More by Victoria Myers

Leah Nanako Winkler’s new play, God Said This, is just beginning performances at Primary Stages. We speak with her about her growth as a writer, what it was like to revisit the world of Ke…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Beth Leavel on The Prom and More by Victoria Myers

In the new musical The Prom, Tony winner Beth Leavel plays the character of a Tony winning Broadway actress. This is not the first time that Beth has portrayed a satirical theatre diva; her …

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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