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Wait, Is the Same Guy Playing All Those Parts?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Monday, November 20, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 20, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How Mark Bedard approaches multiple roles in Pride and Prejudice --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles When Mark Bedard was cast in Kate Hamill's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved 19th-century novel Pride and Prejudice, he called his father to share the good news. "His response...
It's a Play, Not a History Lesson
By HOWARD SHERMAN
Monday, November 13, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Tony-winning dramatist Richard Nelson reflects on the early days of Shakespeare in the Park --- A beloved summer tradition for theatregoers, the Public Theater's free, star-studded Shakespeare in the Park may seem as old as Central Park itself. But in the late 1950s, the New York Shakespeare Festival (as it was originally known) was still a nascent...
Why This 1992 Play Still Feels Fresh
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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How What We're Up Against examines office sexism --- The timing of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against is uncanny. Although the dark comedy about a woman fighting for her due in an overwhelmingly male workplace was written in 1992, it's enjoying a belated New York premiere at a moment when stories about men abusing their power are breaking almost...
He Never Thought He'd Be on Broadway in a Musical
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 06, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 6, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
After 25 years in the biz, Andrew Polk makes his Main Stem debut in The Band's Visit --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Last season David Yazbek and Itamar Moses's chamber musical The Band's Visit was a breakout hit at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company. Now the production...
How This Show Helped Birth Off-Off Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 03, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 3, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Everett Quinton celebrates the Ridiculous Theatrical Company's 50th birthday --- Charles Ludlam's Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide didn't always have two titles. When the playwright and performer penned the raucous comedy in 1967, he planned to do it with John Vaccaro and his Playhouse of the Ridiculous. But a rift between the two men...
Can You Root for a Corporate Raider?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, October 31, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 31, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In Ayad Akhtar's Junk, everyone has heroic moments --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles If you think of Ayad Akhtar's new drama Junk at Lincoln Center Theater as a Shakespearean history play (one of its inspirations), then Israel "Izzy" Peterman is the one vying for the crown. But...
What's It Like Being on the Autism Spectrum?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 30, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 30, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In Uncommon Sense, Andrew Duff draws on his real-life experiences --- Of the many breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs featured in Uncommon Sense, Tectonic Theater Project's new play about people on the autism spectrum, cast member Andrew Duff's favorite scene involves "Noodle Night." Dan, who's on the spectrum, invites Sarah, who has no official...
Got Any Questions for Two 'School of Rock' Stars?
Thursday, October 19, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 19, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Join Jenn Gambatese and Becky Gulsvig in a live online chat --- What's it like being in a hit Broadway musical? School of Rock stars Jenn Gambatese (who plays high-strung principal Rosalie Mullins to slacker substitute teacher Dewey Finn) and Becky Gulsvig (the high-maintenance girlfriend of Dewey's roommate) are ready to share! During our new live...
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