Friday, December 13, 2019

Why Don't More Women Wear My Dress Size on Broadway? - A theatre lover weighs in on the lack of size diversity in the industry

A theatre lover weighs in on the lack of size diversity in the industry---As a musical-loving teen, I spent countless hours imagining myself as my favorite Broadway heroines. But my fantasie…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As a Black Man with HIV, He Didn't See Himself On Stage, So He Wrote a Play - Donja R. Love discusses his "super personal" world premiere

Donja R. Love discusses his "super personal" world premiere---According to a recent CDC fact sheet, if current trends persist, one in two African-American gay or bisexual men will be diagnos…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Mining Tragedy Out of His Home State - Playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum discuss their latest collaboration at Lincoln Center

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum discuss their latest collaboration at Lincoln Center---Who could have predicted a decade ago that Samuel D. Hunter, an Idaho-bred play…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Following in His Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cousin's Footsteps - How emerging playwright Alex Riad is using his hometown as fodder for a theatrical trilog

How emerging playwright Alex Riad is using his hometown as fodder for a theatrical trilogy---Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis may be Alex Riad's cousin, but Lucy Thurber's Hilltown…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Harry Hamlin on His Return to His First Love: the Theatre - The TV star plays three different characters in 'One November Yankee'

The TV star plays three different characters in One November Yankee---Harry Hamlin initially starred in One November Yankee seven years ago, but he admits he was not writer-director Joshua R…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

When Stephen Adly Guirgis Asked Him, He Couldn't Say No - Veteran actor-producer John Ortiz on making his directorial debut at Atlantic Theater Compan

Veteran actor-producer John Ortiz on making his directorial debut with Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven---John Ortiz cofounded the LAByrinth Theater Company with a group of actors in 19…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Len Cariou on Just About Everything - The Tony winner talks about his illustrious theatre career and his return to the New York stage

The Tony winner talks about his illustrious theatre career and his return to the New York stage in the dramedy Harry Townsend's Last Stand---Veteran theatregoers know Len Cariou as a stage s…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

How Do You Explore the Tulsa Race Massacre Through Dance? - Donald Byrd discusses his politically charged world premiere for Alvin Ailey

Veteran choreographer Donald Byrd discusses his politically charged world premiere for Alvin Ailey---When Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater commissioned acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd …

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

13 Dance Performances to See This December - Catch Michelle Dorrance, Alvin Ailey and multiple 'Nutcrackers'

Catch Michelle Dorrance, Alvin Ailey and multiple Nutcrackers---'Tis the season of Nutcrackers, and not just at Lincoln Center. Our December roundup includes three other, more intimate and l…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Rare Chance to See One of the First Immersive Works of Theatre - María Irene Fornés' 'Fefu and Her Friends' is finally being revived after four-pl

María Irene Fornés' Fefu and Her Friends is finally being revived after four-plus decades---Like many admirers of María Irene Fornés' rarely performed masterpiece…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2019 - 12 shows to put you in the spirit of the season

The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

What Makes Site-Specific Revivals So Powerful? - In honor of 'Fun Home' being mounted in a funeral home, we chat about cool site-specific revivals

Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things---This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a d…

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How Seeing Shows Is Changing These Veterans - Three participants in the TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program talk about the impact it's had on their live

Three participants in the TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program talk about the impact it's had on their lives---James Faulkner recalls his wife and daughter going to the theatre, but the Korean …

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Why Broadway's 'A Christmas Carol' Isn't What You'd Expect - Scenic designer Rob Howell discusses his nontraditional approach to the holiday staple

Tony-winning scenic and costume designer Rob Howell discusses his nontraditional approach to the holiday staple---When director Matthew Warchus approached his longtime collaborator, scenic a…

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Why It's Important That a Black Actress Play Jimmy Carter - Playwright Susan Lambert Hatem talks about her unconventional political history play

Playwright Susan Lambert Hatem talks about her unconventional political history play---A young man wants to know how it really went down in "the room where it happened." No, it's not a scene…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Who Was Marie Curie's Amazing BFF? - Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany on playing two remarkable women in science

Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany on playing two remarkable women in science---If Marie Curie is just a name to you, you're not alone. Francesca Faridany admits she didn't know much about …

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Why Bedlam's 'The Crucible' Will Surprise You - The lauded theatre company puts its singular stamp on the Arthur Miller classic

The lauded theatre company puts its singular stamp on the Arthur Miller classic ---Even before it begins, Bedlam's take on Arthur Miller's The Crucible is meant to jar. The sparse Connelly T…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

See a Tony Winner in a New Musical in Queens - Cady Huffman on why she had to play the title character in 'Marguerite'

Cady Huffman on why she had to play the title character in Marguerite---Cady Huffman may be best known to theatre lovers for her work on Broadway, particularly her Tony-winning turn as the v…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far? - With Ivo van Hove's radical 'West Side Story' on the horizon, we chat about controversial revival

Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things---This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's D…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Importance of Introducing Mummenschanz to New Generations - The beloved Swiss mime troupe makes its belated New Victory Theater debut

The beloved Swiss mime troupe makes its belated New Victory Theater debut---The only sounds you hear at a Mummenschanz performance are laughs coming from the audience. Using masks, props, pu…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

How Three Diverse Creators Brought a Musical About Racial Strife to Life - The unusual development of 'Broadbend, Arkansas'

The unusual development of Broadbend, Arkansas---It's ironic that Broadbend, Arkansas -- the new two-person musical about an African-American father and daughter grappling with the personal …

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Friday, November 8, 2019

This Is Not Another Slave Play - The immersive 'Black History Museum' takes a satirical look at 400 years of the African-American experience

The immersive Black History Museum takes a satirical look at 400 years of the African-American experience---Regardless of how you identify, The Black History Museum…According to the U…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Why Is This Woman Covered in Fur and Caged? - After almost a quarter century, Migdalia Cruz's 'FUR' has its belated New York premiere

After almost a quarter century, Migdalia Cruz's FUR has its belated New York premiere---Migdalia Cruz, who turns 61 this week, wrote FUR when she was in a very different place in her life. F…

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NYC's Dance Scene Is Changing. Here's Why - Four new dance programmers talk about their respective visions for the Joyce, BAM and other venues

Four new dance programmers talk about their respective visions for the Joyce, BAM and other cultural institutions---New York's dance scene has some fresh movers and shakers. At a striking nu…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

If You Think You Know Tina Turner's Story, You're Wrong - How the musical 'Tina' reveals new facets of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll

How the musical Tina reveals new facets of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll---When Tony-nominated playwright Katori Hall was approached about penning the book for Tina, the new Broadway musical ab…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'The Little Mermaid Live!' on ABC - "Part of Your World," "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and more

For weeks we've been flipping our fins in anticipation of ABC's The Little Mermaid Live!, especially since this live TV musical was clearly a departure from its predecessors. Now that's it's…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Kathleen Chalfant on Her Extraordinary Off-Broadway Adventures - The star of the solo play 'A Woman of the World' chats about her illustrious stage ca

The star of the solo play A Woman of the World chats about her illustrious stage career---As her Lifetime Achievement Obie Award last year reaffirmed, Kathleen Chalfant has long been Off-Bro…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Yes, This Is What It Was Like to Be a Lesbian in the '80s - Marga Gomez sparks a queer awakening in a new play at Ars Nova

Marga Gomez sparks a queer awakening in a new play at Ars Nova---Marga Gomez isn't used to playing with others. Over the course of her 35-year career as an actor and stand-up comic, she's wr…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Finding the Drama in Cooking and Conversation - Richard Nelson continues his poignant exploration of a changing America with his latest Rhinebeck Pano

Richard Nelson continues his poignant exploration of a changing America with his latest Rhinebeck Panorama play---Don't come to The Michaels hungry -- at least not for food. As with the prev…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

11 Dance Performances to See This November - Catch international companies, Broadway choreographers and politically minded pieces

Catch international companies, Broadway choreographers and politically minded pieces---This month's roundup of intriguing dance events includes pieces from three choreographers who've worked…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Let's Geek Out Over Live TV Musicals - The favorites, the flops and our hopes for the upcoming 'The Little Mermaid Live!'

Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things---This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's D…

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