Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How Raja Feather Kelly Gives Shows All the Right Moves - Why this 'movement dramaturg' is so sought after on the New York theatre scene

Why this 'movement dramaturg' is so sought after on the New York theatre scene---Raja Feather Kelly, one of the busiest choreographers in New York, wants to make something clear: "I don't ju…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Monday, March 18, 2019

John Guare's Wild Ride of Self-Discovery - Why 'Nantucket Sleigh Ride' is the Tony winner's most personal play yet

Why Nantucket Sleigh Ride is the Tony winner's most personal play yet---In John Guare's Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a former playwright-turned-financier (Tony winner John Larroquette) is jolted b…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Friday, March 15, 2019

A Funny Thing Happened On Her Way to 'Kiss Me, Kate' - How a cancelled production led to Stephanie Styles' Broadway debut

How a cancelled production led to Stephanie Styles' Broadway debut---"This may be my first time on Broadway, but a lot has led me to here," says Stephanie Styles, the 27-year-old triple thre…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

After Hot Sex, They Have Passionate Arguments - 'Hatef**k' explores the tempestuous relationship between two very different Muslim Americans

Hatef**k explores the tempestuous relationship between two very different Muslim Americans---When she first started acting 20 years ago, Indian American Kavi Ladnier promised herself that sh…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM

An Uplifting Black Play Is What We Need Right Now - Why Chisa Hutchinson felt compelled to write a drama filled with joy

Why Chisa Hutchinson felt compelled to write a drama filled with joy---Both in the news and on stage, stories about the African-American experience can be grim and disturbing -- hardly surpr…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Art of Designing Black Hair for the Stage - How Cookie Jordan brings talent and cultural knowledge to her work

How Cookie Jordan brings talent and cultural knowledge to her work---Looking at Cookie Jordan's extensive New York City stage credits, it seems like she's the go-to hair and wig designer for…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Monday, March 11, 2019

Experience Merce Cunningham's Legacy Throughout NYC - In honor of the late dance legend's 100th birthday, you can see his artistry and influence all o

In honor of the late dance legend's 100th birthday, you can see his artistry and influence all over town---Merce Cunningham would have turned 100 on April 16 and several local institutions a…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Friday, March 8, 2019

Using 'The X-Files' to Talk About the Things That Haunt Us - Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas' new experimental play 'Recent Alien Abductions' is an engaging e

Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas' new experimental play Recent Alien Abductions is an engaging enigma---Few television shows have haunted the collective imagination as much as The X-Files. The …

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Singing the Praises of Chick Flicks on Stage - A new Off-Broadway musical comedy celebrates an unfairly maligned genre

A new musical comedy celebrates an unfairly maligned genre---Fans of so-called chick flicks -- cinematic stories centering on romance, family and female friendships -- often defend their pen…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Finding Inspiration in Ballet, Spirituals and Prison Songs - Dancer-choreographer Silas Farley debuts 'Songs From the Spirit' at the Metropolitan Muse

Dancer-choreographer Silas Farley debuts Songs From the Spirit at the Metropolitan Museum---Last July, Silas Farley spent a day at California's San Quentin State Prison listening to music co…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Is American Assimilation a Dream or a Nightmare? - Playwright-performer Kristine Haruna Lee examines the duality of immigrant identity in 'Suicide For

Playwright-performer Kristine Haruna Lee examines the duality of immigrant identity in Suicide Forest---Intergenerational and cultural tensions, misogyny and trauma are the entangled themes …

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Monday, March 4, 2019

The Recipe Behind the Scrumptious Set for 'The Cake' - Scenic designer John Lee Beatty dishes on his decades-long collaboration with Manhattan Theatre

Tony-winning scenic designer John Lee Beatty dishes on his decades-long collaboration with Manhattan Theatre Club---Scenic designer John Lee Beatty says he learns something new from every sh…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Friday, March 1, 2019

We Need More Nuanced Depictions of Black Women on Stage - An African-American critic calls for an end to endless suffering

An African-American critic calls for an end to endless suffering---As a theatre critic, I see wide variety of shows about a multitude of subjects. But as a black woman, I am constantly confr…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Thursday, February 28, 2019

How Being a Dad Helped Tom Kitt Write His New Musical - The co-creator of 'Next to Normal' debuts 'Superhero' at Second Stage

The co-creator of Next to Normal debuts Superhero Off-Broadway---Superhero at Second Stage Theatre is a homecoming for Tom Kitt. The composer's breakthrough musical with lyricist Brian …

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Friendship Is the Key to This 'Merrily We Roll Along' - How Fiasco Theater reinvented Stephen Sondheim's most cherished flop

How Fiasco Theater reinvented Stephen Sondheim's most cherished flop ---Even though Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along premiered back in 1981, every major revival feel…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Is the Only Answer to Violence More Violence? - Kristiana Rae Colón's confrontational drama asks tough questions about our nationwide epidemic

Kristiana Rae Colón's confrontational drama asks tough questions about our nationwide epidemic---Kristiana Rae Colón feels conflicted that her decade-old play exploring the con…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Monday, February 25, 2019

Resurrecting a Forgotten Female Playwright - Why the Mint Theater Company wants New York audiences to know Elizabeth Baker

Why the Mint Theater Company wants New York audiences to know Elizabeth Baker---You've probably never heard of Elizabeth Baker, and the Mint Theater Company, which specializes in reviving lo…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Friday, February 22, 2019

How Do You Write a Comedy About Climate Change? - Madeleine George's 'Hurricane Diane' inspires soul searching in between laughs

Madeleine George's Hurricane Diane inspires soul searching in between laughs---To riff on Al Gore, Hurricane Diane is an inconvenient comedy. Madeleine George's show, currently running at Ne…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wearing Their Subtext on Their Sleeves - Dede M. Ayite on crafting the costumes for the multi-era comedy 'By the Way, Meet Vera Stark'

Dede M. Ayite on crafting the costumes for the multi-era comedy By the Way, Meet Vera Stark---How do you give outfits subtext? That's one of the many challenges Dede M. Ayite faced designing…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Why This 50-Year-Old Play Is Not a Period Piece - The urgency of Signature Theatre's revival of 'Boesman and Lena'

The urgency of Signature Theatre's revival of Boesman and Lena---Yaël Farber says she leapt at the opportunity to direct Signature Theatre Company's revival of Athol Fugard's 1969 apart…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

His Third Go as Tevye, His First Time in Yiddish - Steven Skybell on starring in Folksbiene's 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Steven Skybell on starring in Folksbiene's Fiddler on the Roof---Fiddler on the Roof has been following Steven Skybell his whole life, much like the fiddler does Tevye in the musical. The ac…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Friday, February 15, 2019

5 Theatres You Need to Know: Black Theatres in NYC - Where to see African-American artists and the black experience on stage

Where to see African-American artists and the black experience on stage---Over the past few years, many high-profile NYC theatres have been making a noticeable effort to spotlight African-Am…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM

Barbara Walsh on Her Turbulent New Role - The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy 'Bonnie's Last Flight'

The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy Bonnie's Last Flight---Even though Barbara Walsh has made a living doing what she loves for the past four decades, s…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Unlocking the Mystery of Patricia Highsmith - Peggy J. Scott on the challenges of playing the notorious crime writer

Peggy J. Scott on the challenges of playing the notorious crime writer---Peggy J. Scott didn't know much about Patricia Highsmith when she was cast as the late novelist in Joanna Murray-Smit…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

'Spaceman,' Take Two - After having to abort the mission last year, a sci-fi show counts down to opening

After having to abort the mission last year, a sci-fi show counts down to opening---Making theatre is never easy, but the process has been especially arduous for the creators of Spaceman, a …

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Is Porn Empowering or Degrading for Women? - Inspired by a true story, 'Exposed' explores female sexuality in the modern age

Inspired by a true story, Exposed explores female sexuality in the modern age---At a time when students take out an average of $37,172 in loans to pay for college, it's no wonder young peopl…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Monday, February 11, 2019

WATCH: Gallim - A Meet the Dance Company film

Meet Gallim, a Brooklyn-based dance company that celebrates elemental connections through the exploration of the human experience. Founded in 2007 by choreographer Andrea Miller, the troupe …

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Friday, February 8, 2019

A New Home and a New Show for a Venerable Queens Theatre Company - Astoria Performing Arts Center mounts its first production in its new space

Astoria Performing Arts Center mounts its first production in its new space---Last Labor Day weekend, as most New Yorkers basked in the last vestiges of summer, a Queens theatre company was …

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Why Are These Ballet Dancers Wearing Sneakers? - NYCB presents sneaker ballets by Jerome Robbins and Justin Peck

NYCB presents sneaker ballets by Jerome Robbins and Justin Peck---When Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing premiered two years ago at New York City Ballet, it offered an exciting jolt. There …

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Looking for a New Life at a Funeral Home - How 'City of No Illusions' explores the connection between death and immigration

How City of No Illusions explores the connection between death and immigration---In City of No Illusions, a young Syrian refugee named Saad takes a job in a Buffalo, NY funeral parlor run by…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM
Monday, February 4, 2019

Victoria Clark on Her Latest Role: Director - The Tony-winning actress helms Strindberg's 'The Dance of Death' for Classic Stage Company

The Tony-winning actress helms Strindberg's The Dance of Death for Classic Stage Company---Victoria Clark has been job hunting lately, but not in a desperate way. A celebrated Broadway perfo…

Linked From feedproxy.google.com at 12:00AM

All that Chat

2018-2019 BROADWAY SEASON