Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Twyla Tharp Works You've Never Seen - The legendary dance-maker reflects on her years work in 'Minimalism and Me'

The legendary dance-maker reflects on her early years in Minimalism and Me---In 1965, a very brief, rather odd dance performance took place in a Hunter College art studio. The choreographer …

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Monday, November 12, 2018

How Neil Diamond Inspired a New Musical Comedy - The BFFs behind 'The Other Josh Cohen' chat about their revamped show

The BFFs behind The Other Josh Cohen chat about their revamped show---Longtime pals Steve Rosen and David Rossmer have two rules when collaborating: 1. No jerks allowed; 2. The best idea alw…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

One of America's Most Popular Playwrights Finally Gets a NYC Premiere - Lauren Gunderson's 'Natural Shocks' debuts at the WP Theater

Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks debuts at the WP Theater---Lauren Gunderson had wanted to write a play about women and guns in America for decades, ever since her activist days in high sch…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Creating Costumes in a Giant Ape's Shadow - Tony-winning designer Roger Kirk returns to Broadway with 'King Kong'

Tony-winning designer Roger Kirk returns to Broadway with King Kong---Costume designer Roger Kirk didn't have to worry about dressing the title character for King Kong on Broadway. Apes don'…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

This Play Dares You to Leave… or Stay - After 13 years, Will Eno's funny and unnerving monologue 'Thom Pain' returns with Michael C. Hall

After 13 years, Will Eno's funny and unnerving monologue Thom Pain returns with Michael C. Hall---Although dramatists are not necessarily the characters they write, there are many compelling…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Why 'Daniel's Husband' Resonates More Than Ever - Actor Ryan Spahn on why he's starring in this play a third time

Actor Ryan Spahn on why he's starring in this play a third time---Over the past three years, Ryan Spahn has portrayed the same part in three separate runs of the same play. And yet, due to m…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Why a Lawyer Felt Compelled to Write 'American Son' - Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown makes his Broadway debut with the racially charged drama

Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown makes his Broadway debut with the racially charged drama---The new Broadway play American Son explores the notion of justice (or lack thereof) by chronicli…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

It May Not Be True, But It Feels Real - Ngozi Anyanwu stars in her new play 'Good Grief' at the Vineyard Theatre

Ngozi Anyanwu stars in her new play Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre---Media depictions of black folk frequently flatten out their complexity. The relentlessly chipper black neighbor on th…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

These Puppet Shows Aren't for Kids - La MaMa kicks off a monthlong festival of provocative puppet productions

La MaMa kicks off a monthlong festival of provocative puppet productions---Food for the Gods is about the killing of black men; Exodus addresses the current refugee crisis; Blind is a solo w…

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Meet the Big Apple Circus' New Female Ringmaster - How Stephanie Monseu became the ruler of the ring at the 41st edition of the show

How Stephanie Monseu became the ruler of the ring at the 41st edition of the show---This may be the first year that Stephanie Monseu is standing in the spotlight at the Big Apple Circus at L…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

He Doesn't Design Sets, He Creates Environments - Why Dane Laffrey completely reconfigured the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater for 'Lewiston/Clarkson'

Why Tony nominee Dane Laffrey completely reconfigured the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater for Lewiston/Clarkson---"You said you needed space; I gave you space," a drug-addicted mother tells …

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Why a Tony-Winning Funnyman Is Letting Others Get the Laughs - Christian Borle makes his New York directorial debut with the comedy 'Popcorn Falls'

Christian Borle makes his New York directorial debut with the comedy Popcorn Falls---Christian Borle's comic invention and crackerjack timing have enlivened many a Broadway show over the pas…

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Watch Our Favorite Clips from 'A Very Wicked Halloween' - Highlights include "For Good," "The Wizard and I" and "Defying Gravity"

No one mourns for Wicked! That's because, after 15 years on Broadway, Stephen Schwartz's musical about the friendship between the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good is still going …

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Don't Worry, You Get Safety Kits - Inside Cara Scarmack's examination of motherhood, isolation, the apocalypse and everyday weirdness

Inside Cara Scarmack's examination of motherhood, isolation, the apocalypse and everyday weirdness---By the time I arrived at Cara Scarmack's some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat, pr…

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Why a Tony-Winning Director Decided to Return to Acting - David Cromer on costarring in 'The Waverly Gallery' on Broadway

David Cromer on costarring in The Waverly Gallery on Broadway---How do you follow up winning the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical? For David Cromer, who snagged that statuette…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

He Doesn't Mind That Some of His Costars Are Animals - Justin Edwards on the necessary realism of 'The Ferryman' on Broadway

Justin Edwards on the necessary realism of The Ferryman on Broadway---W.C. Fields famously quipped that actors should "never work with children or animals." Yet Justin Edwards is doing both …

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Two Provocative Off-Broadway Plays, One Insightful Director - Why Kimberly Senior enjoys helming shows that raise tough questions about our multicultu

Why Kimberly Senior enjoys helming shows that raise tough questions about our multicultural society---At first glance, Aasif Mandvi's Sakina's Restaurant at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre an…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Making Edna St. Vincent Millay Sing - How an iconic 1912 poem inspired an unconventional musical

How an iconic 1912 poem inspired an unconventional musical---Veteran musical director Carmel Dean had worked closely with celebrated artists ranging from Green Day to Chita Rivera, but she p…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

How Do You Conjure a Feminist Icon Onstage? - How playwright Emily Mann turned Gloria Steinem's life into activist theatre

How playwright Emily Mann turned Gloria Steinem's life into activist theatre ---Breaking new ground for women in theatre is nothing new for Emily Mann. The 66-year-old playwright and directo…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

How ABT's Fall Season Moves Beyond Ballet - American Ballet Theater debuts two works that incorporate tap and contemporary dance

American Ballet Theater debuts two works that incorporate tap and contemporary dance---This week, American Ballet Theater returns to Lincoln Center with a fall season that is lean, adve…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What Does It Mean to Be Human? - Andrew R. Butler's new folk musical is set two centuries from now but speaks to today

Andrew R. Butler's new folk musical is set two centuries from now but speaks to today---A man with long, unruly red hair and a matching beard takes the Ars Nova stage with a guitar. He says …

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

There's a Reason Two Kurt Vonnegut Tales Are Onstage Right Now - How the master satirist's work speaks to today

How the master satirist's work speaks to today---Kurt Vonnegut, best known for his acidic novels Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, only wrote a handful of works for the theatre, all rare…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Why Does the Audience Exit This Play Arguing? - Director Leigh Silverman helps explore heady questions in Broadway's 'The Lifespan of a Fact'

Director Leigh Silverman helps explore heady questions in Broadway's The Lifespan of a Fact---In this era of #AlternativeFacts and #FakeNews, a show called The Lifespan of a Fact sounds like…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Giving 'Oklahoma!' Bold New Moves - How choreographer John Heginbotham helped revitalize the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece

How choreographer John Heginbotham helped revitalize the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece---Guggenheim Fellow John Heginbotham has been creating his own celebrated contemporary dance-thea…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

WATCH: Stars and Spectators on How Theatre Has Changed Their Lives - In honor of the 10th anniversary of the TKTS "red steps," audiences and artists s

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the TKTS "red steps," audiences and artists share the shows (and ticket deals) they'll never forget---It's been a year of celebrations at TDF: Our not-for…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wait, Didn't We Just Watch That Scene? - Inside David Greenspan's new time- and reality-bending play

Inside David Greenspan's new time- and reality-bending play---The spark for The Things That Were There was ignited the night David Greenspan agreed to auction off his talents. The five-time …

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

He's Designing Three Shows at Once - Set and costume designer Arnulfo Maldonado is having a major Off-Broadway moment

Set and costume designer Arnulfo Maldonado is having a major Off-Broadway moment---An African-American woman is working in her kitchen. She's wearing heels; her hair is elegantly coiffed. Th…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Fresh Voices in Modern Dance Converge in Brooklyn - Dumbo Dance Festival returns for its 18th edition

Dumbo Dance Festival returns for its 18th edition---When Young Soon Kim founded White Wave Dance back in 1988, she set up shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn, then a haven for scrappy artists looking fo…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Why Bill Irwin Is Obsessed with Samuel Beckett - The Tony winner mounts a singular tribute to the legendary writer at Irish Rep

The Tony winner mounts a singular tribute to the legendary writer at Irish Rep---Bill Irwin is not a scholar. He is not a biographer. He is a clown. Whether you know him as Mr. Noodle on Ses…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Why This Tony Nominee Is Doing Shakespeare Badly on Purpose - Dylan Baker tackles three disparate characters in 'Bernhardt/Hamlet' on Broadway

Dylan Baker tackles three disparate characters in Bernhardt/Hamlet on Broadway---Character actors often end up with scene-stealing roles on stage. But three plum parts in one Broadway play? …

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5 Theatres You Need to Know: Companies in Northwestern Queens - Our series continues with a roundup of theatres in Long Island City, Astoria and Coron

Our series continues with a roundup of theatres in Long Island City, Astoria and Corona---Last month, we spotlighted Asian-American theatres in NYC. For our second installment of 5 Theatres …

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