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Why Is This Artist Singing and Ranting in Her Underwear?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, October 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Multihyphenate Diana Oh bares almost all in her latest performance piece --- Lingerie as liberation; lingerie as imprisonment. Lingerie as a tool of the patriarchy and as an expression of queer identity. These are just some of the intriguingly contradictory themes explored in actor-singer-writer Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND...
What's the Scariest Part of Growing Old?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, September 21, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 21, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner Deanna Dunagan plays a struggling widow in The Treasurer --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Chicago-based actress Deanna Dunagan -- best known to New York audiences for her Tony-winning turn as the drug-addicted matriarch in August: Osage County -- loves to talk on...
Back-to-Back Blair Brown
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, September 08, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 8, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner returns to the stage in a pair of consecutive plays --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Blair Brown may be best known for her TV roles, especially the titular divorced baby boomer in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and Martha Stewart-style convict Judy King on the...
Growing Up in Neverland
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, August 31, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 31, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How Sarah Ruhl's new play is inspired by her own family history --- What's the most creative gift you've ever given your mother? For Tony-nominated dramatist Sarah Ruhl that would probably be her play For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons. Originally penned in honor of her mom's 70th, the show is inspired...
Sex and the Single Widow
By SUZY EVANS
Tuesday, August 15, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 15, 2017  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Why Tony nominee Nancy Opel is so excited about portraying a Curvy Widow --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Before preview performances of Curvy Widow, which recently opened at the Westside Theater Off-Broadway, the musical's book writer and real-life inspiration, Bobby Goldman,...
Saying Goodbye to Her 'Gloria' Days
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, August 08, 2017  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 8, 2017  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
How the soon-to-close 'On Your Feet!' has kept star Ana Villafañe on her toes --- After almost two years of encouraging audiences to literally dance in the aisles, the bio-musical On Your Feet!, about multi Grammy Award-winning music makers Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is set to close on August 20. While all of the original leads have come and...
Wait, What Reality Am I In?
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, July 26, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 26, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How a pair of actors are tackling a new time-hopping play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles How do actors navigate a play in which one character can manipulate time with a remote control, changing the action -- and therefore everyone's reactions -- a smidge, or a lot? Such is the...
Why This Dolly Will Never Go Away For Me
By DANIEL GUSS
Wednesday, July 19, 2017  •   Acting  •    15 comments Share This
Wed Jul 19, 2017  •   Acting  •    15 comments Share This
A musical lover remembers the understudy who first captured his heart --- On a recent Sunday afternoon, I settled in to my seat in the upper balcony of the Shubert Theatre to watch Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!. Over half a century earlier at age 10, I had attended my first Broadway show, Oliver!, in the same theatre, sitting in the same section....
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