Monday, May 25, 2015

Making Danish Sound American by Laura Hedli

How do you translate the language and culture of a Danish play for American audiences?When they discovered Andreas Garfield’s play Home Sweet Home, about a Danish soldier returning fro…

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Plays That Play Video Games By MARK BLANKENSHIP

The Game Play Festival celebrates "video game theatre."

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TDF Video: Inside Patron Services and the TKTS App by Mark Blankenship

Exciting things are happening at TKTS!Watch this video, and you'll be an expert on our new TKTS Patron Services Program and the official TKTS app.Fast Tube by CasperFor a closed caption vers…

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Rewriting Shakespeare at The Public by Mark Blankenship

With Timon of Athens, Barry Edelstein revitalizes a forgotten playIt seems like a simple question, but it’s not: Who authored the Public Theater’s new production of Timon of Athe…

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Building Character: Denis O’Hare by Mark Blankenship

The Tony Award winner plays an offbeat poet in EllingWelcome to Building Character, TDF’s ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles.When we first meet Elling, the tit…

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A Q&A With Frances Sternhagen by Tdf

The renowned actress reflects on her remarkable life in the theatreFrances Sternhagen remembers when Richard Burton forgot his lines, what Jessica Tandy thought of Driving Miss Daisy, and wh…

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Four Parts in "Burnt Part" By LAURA HEDLI

Soap star Michael Park plays multiple roles in a new musical

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Turning A Punk Album Into A Broadway Score by Linda Buchwald

How Broadway pros adapted Green Day's music for the stage.If you think of American Idiot as “the Green Day musical,” then you’re not exactly wrong. The score is made up of …

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Broadway Christmas Schedule by Mark Blankenship

Plenty of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres are open for business on December 25th.On Christmas Day, why not treat yourself to a show? Plenty of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres are open …

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“On the Verge” of a Wild Design by Ashley Van Buren

Two designers create dozens of locations for Broadway’s “Women on the Verge…”As a designer, how do you adapt a Spanish-language movie into a Broadway musical, especia…

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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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Broadway’s Almost-True Stories, Part II by Jonathan Mandell

Artists discuss their responsibility to historyBy JONATHAN MANDELLWelcome to Part 2 of our two-part look at how Broadway is currently staging history. Today, we talk to Broadway artists abou…

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Taking Her Final Bow by Lauren Kay

After Sixteen Years, Annmaria Mazzini Leaves the Paul Taylor Dance CompanyThis year, Paul Taylor Dance Company celebrates 57 years, bringing classic repertoire and New York premieres alike t…

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Basil Twist's Puppet Brigade By SAM THIELMAN

The puppeteer pulls strings on Broadway and beyond

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Annie Dorsen Makes Laptops Talk by Mark Blankenship

A new show challenges the definition of a conversationIs it natural to have a conversation? Is it human? Does our ability to swap phrases with other people prove that we’re not machine…

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New Audiences for New York By MARK BLANKENSHIP

A TDF program brings local communities to the theatre

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Reed Birney and the “Burning Boy” by Mark Blankenship

The celebrated actor is uniquely involved with his latest roleIf Reed Birney seems especially connected to his character in The Dream of the Burning Boy, it’s because he’s been u…

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A Q&A With Claudia Shear By PATRICK LEE

How the playwright and actress developed her latest play

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Building Character: Brenda Blethyn by Mark Blankenship

In “Haunted,” the Oscar nominee finds the poetry in a failing marriageWelcome to Building Character, TDF’s ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles–…

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Building Character: Katie Finneran By ASHLEY VAN BUREN

How Katie Finneran developed her Tony-nominated performance in "Promises, Promises"

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Dance, Physics, and Theatre by Lauren Kay

Eddie Taketa anchors new work from Doug Varone and Dancers—Now in its 24th year, Doug Varone and Dancers continues to be a preeminent modern company in the New York City dancescape. Va…

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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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This President’s Day Holiday have a family theatre week by Tdf

TDF's Guide to Family-Friendly Performances will helpIs your family looking for a great way to spend the President’s Day Winter Break? Check out TDF’s Guide to Family-Friendly L…

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Ringside With Kristoffer Diaz by KATHRYN WALAT

The playwright discusses his Pulitzer-nominated new show, now at Second Stage

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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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Is This How Marines Really Speak? by Mark Blankenship

ReEntry seeks the whole truth about Marines coming home

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Why Do We Walk “Through the Night?” by Dan Stahl

A new play seeks hope in troubling statistics about African-American men“Echinacea,” chimes the voice of a precocious black boy. “Ginseng. Slippery elm. Castor oil!” …

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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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TDF Passport: Minneapolis by Julia Rosenfeld

Your guide to theatre in the Mini-AppleSure, winter is rough in Minneapolis, but that's no excuse to hide out in the Mall of America. The city offers an extensive selection of theatre that g…

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A Q&A With Frances Sternhagen by Tdf

The renowned actress reflects on her remarkable life in the theatreFrances Sternhagen remembers when Richard Burton forgot his lines, what Jessica Tandy thought of Driving Miss Daisy, and wh…

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