Monday, June 3, 2024

To Paula Vogel, Writing Is a 'Hot, Throbbing, Very Wonderful, Brave Act' by Margaret Hall

The playwright explains the original inspiration behind some of her most beloved plays, including How I Learned to Drive, Indecent, and Mother Play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Sunday, June 2, 2024

Living Room Concerts: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE's Alyssa May Gold by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: For today's performance we've got HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE's Alyssa May Gold! Learn more: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Living-Room-Concerts-HOW-I-LEARN…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:02PM
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Gallimaufry -- a Hodge Podge of Thoughts Prompted by Local, Global & Cultural Events by Elyse Sommer

Gallimaufry -- a Hodge Podge of Thoughts Prompted by Local, Global & Cultural Events By Elyse  Sommer Friends with whom I maintain a steady email conversation often receive one from me …

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 08:08AM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mother Play, A Play in Five Evictions by Joel Benjamin

"Mother Play," though based on Vogel’s own life, is her most schematic, more an outline barely fleshed out with lots of details rather than the intense emotional revelations of her earlier…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 11:49PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Mother Play : A Play in Five Evictions by Elyse Trevers

As we approach Mother’s Day, it was fitting that two of the plays I saw this week had mothers as central characters, and they could not have been more different. “Mary Jane” is loving,…

SOURCE: stagebuddy.com at 08:08AM
Sunday, May 5, 2024

Mother Play *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 5, 2024: Many of Paula Vogel’s plays explore themes related to her own life. In Vogel’s Baltimore Waltz, she turns her brother’s death from AIDS into an ab…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:45AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Mother Play’s Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Lange and Jim Parsons Introduce Paula Vogel’s Story of Family and Forgiveness by Hayley Levitt

Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind How I Learned to Drive and the Tony-nominated drama Indecent, returns to Broadway with the world premiere of Mother Play, directed b…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:30AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘How I Learned To Drive’ at Vagabond Players by Ilana Jael

Though I was impressed with the first two offerings in Vagabond Players’ 108th season, the company reaches an even higher level of precision and profundity in their current production of �…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 12:27PM
Saturday, January 20, 2024

A Belated—But Upbeat—Spring Preview by Jan Simpson

Previews are all about the promise of what’s to come so I suppose it’s no surprise that the last time I posted a preview list of the shows I was excited about seeing in an upcoming seaso…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 04:02PM
Monday, September 4, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Mother Play Cast; Death Becomes Her Musical By: David Sheward September 7, 2023: Casting and dates have been announced for Mother Play by Paula Vogel (Indecent, How I Learned to Drive) t…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 08:00AM
Friday, June 23, 2023

Is the Theater Back to its Pre-pandemic Pleasures? By Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

 Is the Theater Back to its Pre-pandemic Pleasures? By Elyse Sommer There are indeed signals for optimism that the worst of the pandemic is over, at least in the theater.    Long shuttere…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 05:29PM
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Swooning—Once Again—For "Sweeney Todd" by Jan Simpson

People always ask people like me—people who've been blessed with the opportunity to see lots and lots of shows—what our favorites are. I tend to hem and haw when it comes to plays (somet…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 09:12AM
Thursday, March 9, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘How I Learned To Drive’ at the CSM (College of Southern Maryland) Theater by Susan Nolan

Learning to drive a car is a right-of-passage. Most of us can tell you where we learned and who taught us—sometimes with brilliant nostalgia for the vehicle we were in and with gratitude f…

SOURCE: mdtheatreguide.com at 11:57AM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

How I Learned to Drive by Steven Morris

The post How I Learned to Drive appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

SOURCE: stageraw.com at 06:46PM
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive” at the Sherry Theatre – reviewed by Pauline Adamek

Paula Vogel’s play How I Learned to Drive won her a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1998. The play tells the story of a woman nicknamed Li’l Bit as she comes to terms with a relationship wit…

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 12:00PM
Friday, January 20, 2023

3 Ways to Tell Stories of Sexual Abuse Onstage by American Theatre Editors

The writers of 'Vatican Falls,' 'How I Learned to Drive,' and 'Downstate' take varied approaches to depicting pedophiles—and reckoning with what they deserve.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:06AM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

‘This is what theatre is supposed to be:’ How Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ remembers a century of dramatic censorship by Aisling Murphy - Staff Reporter

“Indecent” premiered on Broadway in 2017 when Vogel was 65 and had already won a Pulitzer Prize for “How I Learned to Drive.”

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 07:00AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

How Broadway Powerhouse Daryl Roth Fell For a Teenage Musical Fantasy - The notion of "happily ever after" gets a fresh twist in this page-to-stage ad by Sandy MacDonald

The notion of "happily ever after" gets a fresh twist in this page-to-stage adaptation of Between the Lines Indecent. The Kite Runner. How I Learned to Drive. Jagged Little Pill. During her …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Monday, July 11, 2022

People You Should Know . . . Tanya O’Debra by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Gregg Bellón) Tanya O’Debra (Playwright, Emily Dickinson) is a New York City-based playwright, performer, and MFA candidate at NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Dr…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 05:33PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Broadway Grosses: Crowds Check in for Plaza Suite's Final Weeks by Lindsey Sullivan

This play's the thing! Though musicals are the main dish for Broadway box offices, Neil Simon's Plaza Suite, led by real-life married couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, has …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 08:33PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

Deirdre O'Connell Wins First Tony Award for Dana H.: 'Make Weird Art' by Lindsey Sullivan

Deirdre O’Connell earned her first the Tony Award for her performance in Dana H.; she won in the category of Best Leading Actress in a Play. The win was announced at the 2022 Tony Awards c…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:54AM
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Simon Russell Beale Wins First Tony for The Lehman Trilogy by Lindsey Sullivan

Simon Russell Beale earned his first Tony Award for his performance in The Lehman Trilogy, which also won Best Play. He won in the category of Best Leading Actor in a Play. The win was annou…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:33PM

Deirdre O'Connell Wins First Tony Award for Dana H. by Lindsey Sullivan

Deirdre O’Connell earned her first the Tony Award for her performance in Dana H.; she won in the category of Best Leading Actress in a Play. The win was announced at the 2022 Tony Awards c…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:33PM

Take Me Out Wins 2022 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play by Lindsey Sullivan

Take Me Out has been named winner of the 2022 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The show triumphed at the 75th Annual Tonys ceremony on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall beating out…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 10:33PM

Broadway's How I Learned To Drive Closes June 12 by Raven Brunner

The production is nominated for three 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM

Tony Award Winners 2022: Live Updates - Who's taking home prizes by Raven Snook

A constantly updated list of winners --- Time to celebrate Broadway's return season! Produced by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the 75th annual Tony Awards take place at …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM

Tony Award Winners 2022: 'The Lehman Trilogy' and 'Company' Dominate - Who took home prizes by Raven Snook

Who took home prizes --- The Lehman Trilogy and Company were the big winners at the 75th annual Tony Awards, which took place at Radio City Music Hall. The Lehman Trilogy won five prizes, in…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Friday, June 10, 2022

AND THE WINNER IS… by Ron Fassler

Jaquel Spivey, John-Michael Lyles and James Jackson, Jr. at the first Broadway preview curtain call for “A Strange Loop” (Photo: Jeenah Moon for The New York Times).I’ve been handicap…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 12:00PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Drama Desk Award Winners 2022: Spreading the Love Around - 'Clyde's,' 'Company' and 'SIX' win four awards each by Raven Snook

Clyde's, Company and SIX win four awards each --- Talk about spreading the love! No one production dominated the 2022 Drama Desk Awards, which honor shows on Broadway and beyond in NYC. The …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Broadway Grosses: Take Me Out Brings in Audiences During Final Weeks by Lindsey Sullivan

Play ball! Take Me Out, Richard Greenberg's play about baseball and unspoken prejudices is Tony-nominated for Best Play Revival and for stars Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Michae…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 07:12PM

Why Paula Vogel Thinks One Scene in ‘How I Learned to Drive’ Makes No Sense, and How David Morse Solved It by Gordon Cox

Playwright Paula Vogel won a Pulitzer Prize for her 25-year-old play “How I Learned to Drive,” which has been seen in productions around the world and is now on Broadway in a staging nom…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:41PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards