Tuesday, September 5, 2023

EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND Starring John Rubinstein Will Return Off-Broadway in October

This October, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (Pippin, Children of a Lesser God) will play a four-week Off-Broadway return engagement as President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Eisenhower: T…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:04AM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Prayer for the French Republic Announces Initial Casting by Ruthie Fierberg

The upcoming Broadway production of Joshua Harmon’s play Prayer for the French Republic has set initial casting. Tony Award winner David Cromer will direct the previously announced produ…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:04PM
Saturday, July 22, 2023

Plays of Our Own. “Deaf Plays” You Should Know by New York Theater

If the average theatergoer were asked about “deaf plays,” they might think of William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker” or Mark Medoff’s “Children of a Lesser God,” both Tony-win…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:37PM
Friday, July 21, 2023
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Eisenhower: This Piece Of Ground **** by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter June 21, 2023: There was a time early in the 1960s when former President Dwight D. Eisenhower became a subject of the “wind-up doll” joke fad, which made fun of c…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 08:10AM
Sunday, June 4, 2023

Tony winner John Rubinstein previews ‘Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground’ coming to Off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clement’s by Deb Miller

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (Children of a Lesser God), who, under the direction of Bob Fosse, made his Broadway debut in 1972, originating the eponymous role in the iconic musical Pip…

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 09:01AM
Friday, February 24, 2023

Attending (and Attending and Attending) the Tale of 'Sweeney Todd' - God, that's good! How I fell for my favorite musical by Howard Sherman

God, that's good! How I fell for my favorite musical --- In a youth almost entirely unblemished by voluntary physical exertion, I remember one particular sprint quite vividly. The objective …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

206. Coyotes (Piper Laurie) by Automatic Episode Import

A grandmother pacifies her hyperactive grandson with history, stories, and marshmallows under the stars that coyote once hung. Starring acclaimed actress and three-time Oscar nominee, Piper …

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 04:01AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Why Dede Ayite's Latest Award Was Worth the Wait - After a pandemic delay, the costume designer is finally being feted by her peers by Raven Snook

After a two-and-a-half-year delay, the costume designer is finally being feted by her peers at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards --- How in demand is costume designer Dede Ayite? While interviewi…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

In 'Cost of Living,' I Finally See My Reality on Broadway - As a theatre lover with CP, I've been waiting decades for characters—and actors—who lo by Ronni Krasnow

As a longtime theatre lover with cerebral palsy, I've been waiting decades for characters—and actors—who look like me I saw my first Broadway show, Annie, when I was 10 years old. The ex…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, December 30, 2021

Working in the Theatre Extended Interviews: Kenny Leon (Director) by American Theatre Wing

In this never before seen full interview, Director Kenny Leon shares his journey, specifically working on the revival of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway in 2018. Much (if not all) of h…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:18PM
Monday, May 24, 2021

#263 JOHN RUBINSTEIN, Actor- Part One by Elizabeth Wheless

In Part One of our interview with John Rubinstein we hear how the man who has appeared in Pippin, Children of a Lesser God, Fools, Hurlyburly, M Butterfly, Ragtime, and Charlie and the Choco…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:00AM
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

#20 – What is it Like to Dream Through Clothes? with Dede Ayite by Elizabeth Wheless

So wonderful to catch up with Dede Ayite, who made her Broadway debut in the 2018 revival of Children of a Lesser God. On the podcast today, Dede and Hal explore how to use design to constru…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:00AM
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: March 9 - 15 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: March 9 - 16 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  March 9, 2008: The first musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights, opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:48AM
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hot Clip of the Day: Joshua Jackson & Lauren Ridloff Discuss Listening and Trust in Play's Revival

Joshua Jackson, of TV's Dawson's Creek fame and most recently Little Fires Everywhere and The Affair, made his Broadway debut in 2018 as James Leeds in the first Broadway revival of the Kenn…

SOURCE: BroadwayBox at 12:15PM
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone : The Cast by JK

This charming little musical was all the more charming because of its thoroughly stellar cast. The talent on this roster of the original Broadway cast is mind-boggling. Not just chock full o…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
Thursday, March 5, 2020

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From Anna Cora Mowatt to James Baldwin, from 'Children of a Lesser God' to LMDA, March has had a plethora of theatrical milestones.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:28PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A Soldier’s Play by Joel Benjamin

David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood and Billy Eugene Jones in a scene from Charles Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” at the American Airlines Theatre (Photo credit: Joan Marcus) Joel Benjami…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 12:16PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tickets Are Now on Sale for MsTRIAL at New World Stages by Broadway.com

Tickets are now on sale for MsTRIAL, a new drama written by and starring Dep Kirkland, slated to debut at New World Stages next month. Rick Andosca will direct the off-Broadway production,…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 08:03PM
Friday, October 18, 2019

Dep Kirkland to Star in His New Drama MsTRIAL at New World Stages by Andy Lefkowitz

Playwright Dep Kirkland (Lawyer Games) will head the cast of his new drama MsTRIAL, set to make its New York premiere at off-Broadway's New World Stages this fall. Rick Andosca will direct…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:18PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Full Casting Announced for Marisa Tomei-Led Revival of The Rose Tattoo by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is complete for the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Tony-winning 1951 play The Rose Tattoo. Trip Cullman will direct the previously announced production, set to beg…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 09:48AM
Monday, July 22, 2019

Lauren Ridloff Cast as Marvel's First Deaf Superhero by Andy Lefkowitz

Lauren Ridloff, a 2018 Tony nominee for her Broadway debut in Children of a Lesser God, will break ground on the big screen next year taking on the role of Makkari, Marvel's first deaf sup…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:24PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Obituary: Mark Medoff – ‘Tony award-winning playwright of Children of a Lesser God’ by Michael Quinn

Although Mark Medoff wrote more than 30 plays for stage and radio and a further 12 screenplays, he will be largely remembered

SOURCE: The Stage Registration at 06:12AM
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mark Medoff: Communication and Connection by American Theatre Editors

Playwright Mark Medoff, who won the Tony and the Olivier for his play Children of a Lessser God and who taught screenwriting and acting the University of New Mexico for 27 years, died on Ap…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:14PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mark Medoff obituary by Michael Carlson

Playwright best known for Children of a Lesser God, which was turned into a 1986 hit filmThe playwright Mark Medoff, who has died aged 79, wrote Children of a Lesser God, the story of a deaf…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

People You Should Know . . . Michael Leonard by Zack Calhoon

Michael Leonard is an NYC based actor and filmmaker. He holds an MFA in acting from Columbia University. Since 2012 Michael has been an active member in both One-Eighth Theatre and Cloud of…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 08:12AM
Friday, April 26, 2019

Mark Medoff, Playwright Of ‘Children Of A Lesser God’, Dead At 79 by Artsjournal1

“Medoff wrote 30 plays and wrote, produced or directed 19 movies. He found his greatest success with Children of a Lesser God, the tale of a troubled love affair between a speech teacher a…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:31AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Children of a Lesser God’ playwright Mark Medoff has died at 79 by Associated Press

Medoff wrote 30 plays and wrote, produced or directed 19 movies.

SOURCE: chicago.suntimes.com at 11:54PM

Tony Award-Winning Playwright Mark Medoff Dies At Age 79 by Richard Gonzales

Medoff is best known for Children of a Lesser God, a play about a young deaf woman's romance with her speech teacher.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:12PM

Mark Medoff, Tony-winning playwright of ‘Children of a Lesser God,’ dies at 79 by Harrison Smith

His breakthrough, "When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?," opened Off-Broadway in 1973 and centered on a Vietnam War veteran who holds a New Mexico diner hostage.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 07:16PM

Mark Medoff, ‘Children of a Lesser God’ Playwright, Dies at 79 by Neil Genzlinger

The work, featuring a central character who is deaf, won the Tony Award for best play in 1980 and was turned into an Oscar-winning 1986 movie.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:05PM

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