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Why I Don't Like Entrance Applause
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, May 16, 2017  •   Acting  •    7 comments Share This
Tue May 16, 2017  •   Acting  •    7 comments Share This
To clap, or not to clap -- for me there's no question --- I have some hard and fast rules when I go to the theatre: no talking, no texting, no picture taking, no charging my phone onstage. I think most theatre fans (the polite ones, anyway) agree with those. But I have a rule for myself that many don't follow: I don't give entrance applause. I know,...
How I Fell For Repertory Theatre
By DAVID DEWITT
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
A critic recalls the summer season that sparked his love for the stage --- I love repertory theatre. I fantasize about a schedule that switches up a handful of diverse plays -- say Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire on Wednesday, Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind on Thursday, and Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) on Friday...
You Know the Story But Not the Musical
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
A Queens theatre company puts Raisin in the spotlight --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Over the past 13 years, Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun, about the struggles of an African-American family in segregated Chicago, has enjoyed two starry Broadway revivals: in 2004...
Becoming a Woman With a Scandalous Body
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 03, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 3, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Hottentot Venus was real, but at the same time, she wasn't. That was the persona created for Sarah (Saartjie) Baartman, a black South African woman who was displayed in British freak shows during the early nineteenth century. She was showcased because of her large buttocks, which white Europeans deemed shocking and exotic, and she eventually achieved...
You're Never Too Old for a Conspiracy Theory
By JEFF POTTER
Thursday, April 27, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 27, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
A seasoned writer works with an emerging company --- You might assume that as they try to stand out in New York City, scrappy theatre companies will look for young and hungry writers to help them make their name. But Stable Cable Lab Co.—an artistic community whose core is comprised of millennials—has found inspiration with playwright...
Swing Music Soothes the Broadway Soul
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, April 21, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Apr 21, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Beth Leavel connects to Bandstand --- On Broadway, Beth Leavel has become a master of musical styles. She's sailed through everything from Golden Age crooning to power-pop belting, so it's hardly surprising that she's adding swing music to her repertoire. You can hear the results in Bandstand, which is now in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre....
How I Discovered One of My Favorite Actors in the Chorus
By RONNI KRASNOW
Tuesday, April 18, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 18, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
It's not just her talent that earns this theatre fan's adoration --- Welcome to Fanmail, our tributes to theatre artists we admire Even as someone who sees a lot of shows, it's rare that I get excited about someone in the chorus. It makes a kind of sense since -- save for a handful of individual moments -- they're usually meant to blend together...
Her Parents Aren't As Liberal As They Thought
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Wednesday, April 12, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 12, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Culture and religion clash in a new play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles It's tempting to conflate tolerance with liberalism, but the two don't always go hand in hand. That idea is central to Zayd Dohrn's new play The Profane, currently at Playwrights Horizons. In the show,...
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