Friday, June 14, 2019

Plan Your Next Summer Getaway Around Theatre - 17 shows to see at lauded out-of-town venues in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyond

17 shows to see at lauded out-of-town venues in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyond---While there are still plenty of productions to see in New York over the summer, this is the season …

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She Loves Doing New Work, Even Though It's Fraught with Disappointment - Megan Hill stars in the world premiere of 'Open,' her third new play in six m

Megan Hill stars in the world premiere of Open, her third new play in six months---It's fitting that Megan Hill is currently playing a magician of sorts because over the past six months she'…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Good Golly, Miss Mollys - In honor of Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce, two actresses take on his most iconic female character

In honor of Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce, two actresses take on his most iconic female character---Irish-born actresses Aedín Moloney and Eilin O'Dea separately st…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8 Dance Performances to See This June - Catch renowned companies, cutting-edge choreographers and even a few free alfresco events

Catch renowned companies, cutting-edge choreographers and even a few free alfresco events---Summer may not typically be thought of as a hotbed of dance. But this June is full of movement, wi…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Award Winners 2019 - We're updating the list of winners live!

Will the Tonys take the road to Hadestown, a trip to The Prom or an unexpected detour to Tootsie, Beetlejuice or Ain't Too Proud? We're updating the winners LIVE as they're announced.Ja?mes …

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Tony Award Winners 2019: 'Hadestown' Wins the Night - We're updating the list of winners live!

The Tonys have all been given out, and Hadestown was the big winner, with a total of eight awards, including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Is 'A Strange Loop' the Most Meta Musical Ever? - Michael R. Jackson on his unconventional tuner at Playwrights Horizons

Michael R. Jackson on his unconventional tuner at Playwrights Horizons---Michael R. Jackson's new musical A Strange Loop, currently at Playwrights Horizons and produced in association with P…

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Celebrate Pride at These LGBTQ-Themed Shows - 13 productions to get you in the spirit of Pride Month

13 productions to get you in the spirit of Pride Month---Sure, parades and parties are fun. But as avid theatregoers, my husband and I spend a lot of our Pride Month seeing shows with LGBTQ …

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Long Road of Donald Margulies' 'Long Lost' - The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright returns to NYC with a twisty tale of two brothers

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright returns to NYC after a five-year absence with a twisty tale of two brothers---Even though Donald Margulies' Long Lost takes place in New York City, a 20…

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The Paul Taylor Dance Company Is 'Bach' - After a 14-month hiatus, the venerable troupe returns with an all-Bach program

After a 14-month hiatus, the venerable troupe returns with an all-Bach program---The past year has been a period of major transition for the 65-year-old Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (PT…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

When's the Last Time You Saw Poor Teens On Stage? - Carla Ching's new play 'Noman Motel' is a different kind of coming-of-age story

Carla Ching's new play Nomad Motel is a different kind of coming-of-age story---One of the worst days of Carla Ching's life took place when she was living in New York City. At the time, the …

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Drama Desk Award Winners for 2019: Spreading the Love Around - Which of your favorites went home with trophies?

Michael Urie hosted the Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall last night and we've got the complete list of winners below. Unlike this Sunday's Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway productions, t…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Why This Playwright Is Taking on a New Role: Director - Christopher Shinn didn't expect to helm the Second Stage revival of his play 'Dying City,' but

Christopher Shinn didn't expect to helm the Second Stage revival of his play Dying City, but he's happy to help---When Lila Neugebauer had to bow out of directing the revival of Christopher …

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How TDF's Wendy Wasserstein Project Is Changing Students' Lives - This teen didn't think theatre was for her. Now she can't get enough of it

This teen didn't think theatre was for her. Now she can't get enough of it---A few Sundays ago, a cohort of students from Queens' William Cullen Bryant High School went to see the Broadway p…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

How Do You 'Translate' Shakespeare? - An impressive roster of playwrights redo the Bard in modern-day English for the Play On! Festival

An impressive roster of playwrights redo the Bard in modern-day English for the Play On! Festival---Director and dramaturg Lue Morgan Douthit didn't grow up loving the Bard. Her grandparents…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Not Your Ordinary Jo - How Kristolyn Lloyd creates a radically new yet completely authentic Jo in 'Little Women'

How Kristolyn Lloyd creates a radically new yet completely authentic Jo in Little WomenIn one of the most famous moments in Louisa May Alcott's beloved 19th-century novel Little Women, feist…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

WATCH: Meet Theater Breaking Through Barriers - a Meet the Theatre Film

Meet Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), an Off-Broadway company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities. Founded in 1979 as Theater by the Blind, TBTB changed its name and ex…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Why Irish Rep's Mounting of O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy Is a Major Event - Artistic director Charlotte Moore talks about the company's ambitious undertak

Artistic director Charlotte Moore talks about the company's ambitious undertaking---It's been about 60 years since Charlotte Moore, as a college student in St. Louis, discovered the work of …

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Why Terrence McNally Handpicked This Director for 'Frankie and Johnny' - Arin Arbus talks about making her Broadway debut with a starry revival of the

Arin Arbus talks about making her Broadway debut with a starry revival of the romantic dramedy---Director Arin Arbus was surprised to discover that playwright Terrence McNally (Love! Valour!…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Finding Her Character -- and Herself -- in a Solo Show - How starring in 'Proof of Love' has changed Brenda Pressley's life

How starring in Proof of Love has changed Brenda Pressley's life---Brenda Pressley had never done a solo show when playwright Chisa Hutchinson asked her to star in Proof of Love, a one-perso…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Can We Laugh About Climate Change? - Playwright Bess Wohl on 'Continuity,' her new dark comedy at Manhattan Theatre Club

Playwright Bess Wohl on Continuity, her new dark comedy at Manhattan Theatre Club---Playwright Bess Wohl relishes a good challenge. Her book for the musical Pretty Filthy was based on interv…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

He's a Big Reason Why Audiences Exit Laughing - Veteran character actor David Schramm talks about his showstopping role in 'Enter Laughing: The Musica

Veteran character actor David Schramm talks about his showstopping role in Enter Laughing: The Musical---When The York Theatre Company decided to revive one of its most popular productions, …

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Friday, May 17, 2019

5 Theatres You Need to Know: Immersive Companies in NYC - Where to see shows that plunge you into the action

Where to see shows that plunge you into the action---So many companies call their shows "immersive" these days that the designation has almost become meaningless, seemingly just a shorthand …

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

What Happens When Mean Girls Do Macbeth? - Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy with movie star AnnaSophia Robb

Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring seven young actresses, including movie star AnnaSophia Robb---Jesse Berger, the founder and artistic director o…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Putting Their Own Stamp on an Iconic Twyla Tharp Work - American Ballet Theatre's spring season includes a trio of pieces by the legendary dance-maker

American Ballet Theatre's spring season includes a trio of pieces by the legendary dance-maker---American Ballet Theatre's spring season, which runs through July 6 at the Metropolitan Opera …

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Exploring Sexual Assault From an Unexpected Angle - Emerging playwright Selina Fillinger makes her New York debut with 'Something Clean'

Emerging playwright Selina Fillinger makes her New York debut with Something Clean---Even though Selina Fillinger earned her undergraduate playwriting degree at Northwestern University just …

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Friday, May 10, 2019

How Do You Explore Gender Identity Through Dance? - Dancer-choreographer Jody Oberfelder completes her body-part trilogy with 'Madame Ovary'

Dancer-choreographer Jody Oberfelder completes her body-part trilogy with Madame Ovary---After investigating the heart and head in her immersive dance works 4CHAMBERS and The Brain Piece, ch…

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Why Alice Ripley Is Preaching LGBTQ Acceptance in a Church - The Tony winner stars in a site-specific solo show about a conservative women's moral awa

The Tony winner stars in a site-specific solo show about a conservative women's moral awakening---Alice Ripley can't remember the last time she was on stage and didn't sing."Oh my gosh&helli…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Want a Chance to Win Free Theatre Tickets? - Bring your A game to our Tony Awards predictions game

Bring your A game to our Tony Awards predictions game---The 2019 Tony Awards promise a lot of head-to-head action -- there are multiple categories where costars are going up against each oth…

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Meet the Puppet Master of 'Beetlejuice' - Michael Curry on reinventing some of the movie's most iconic nonhuman characters for the stage

Michael Curry on reinventing some of the movie's most iconic nonhuman characters for the stage---Compliment Michael Curry on his eye-popping puppets for Beetlejuice on Broadway, and he'll po…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

He Makes Sure This Play Is Always a Disaster - Matt DiCarlo on his journey with 'The Play That Goes Wrong'

Matt DiCarlo on his journey with The Play That Goes Wrong---Matt DiCarlo has spent the last two years making sure The Play That Goes Wrong goes right -- or, more accurately, wrong, first as …

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