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When a Role Hits Incredibly Close to Home
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, May 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How J. Smith-Cameron drew on personal experience for her part in Peace for Mary Frances --- In the New Group's intense world-premiere drama Peace for Mary Frances, Obie winner J. Smith-Cameron portrays Alice, a middle-aged mom tending to the family's dying 90-year-old matriarch (Lois Smith). It's a role Smith-Cameron recently played off-stage,...
What Are Your Favorite TKTS Memories?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 24, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 24, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Growing up in New York City, I went to see Broadway shows frequently with my family. And while full-price tickets were certainly much more affordable last century, we still took advantage of the Times Square TKTS Booth. Standing in line with our fellow theatre-loving bargain hunters was always an incredible bonding experience, and I have many wonderful...
What Happens When You Can Go Home Again?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, May 22, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 22, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Hill Harper channels a dissatisfied deejay in Our Lady of 121st Street --- Although the priest taking Rooftop's long-overdue, long-winded and profanity-peppered confession in Our Lady of 121st Street eventually cuts him off, Hill Harper can't get enough of the character's street poetry. The actor was in Vancouver shooting his TV series The Good Doctor...
WATCH: Shamel Pitts at Gibney Dance Center
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, May 22, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 22, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Attention modern dance lovers: Brooklyn-bred dancer, choreographer and teacher, Shamel Pitts, is bringing his multimedia piece Black Box: Little Black Book of Red to Gibney Dance Center May 31 to June 2. It's a raw and personal work about the search for identity that incorporates spoken word, video and evocative lighting. We chatted with Pitts about...
What Are They Really Wrestling With?
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, May 21, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 21, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Experimental theatre-maker Erin Markey explores the nature of intimacy in Singlet --- Erin Markey's Singlet is a wrestling match, both literally and figuratively. It features headlocks and takedowns aplenty, but it's the psychological grappling that propels each of the duets in the performer-playwright's daring world premiere at Brooklyn's Bushwick...
How Did Life Change After Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami?
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, May 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Toshiki Okada examines the aftershocks of a disaster --- The three characters in Time's Journey Through a Room, the latest collaboration between renowned Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada and The Play Company, make up a very unusual triangle. It would give away too much to explain exactly how they're related, but it's not a spoiler to reveal...
Want to Win Free Theatre Tickets?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Thu May 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Just bring your A game to our Tony Awards predictions game --- The 2018 Tony Awards are shaping up to be a David and Goliath-style battle. Who will take home Best Musical: the small and subtle ensemble show The Band's Visit, or the big, splashy, brand-name blockbuster SpongeBob SquarePants? While other categories seem more obvious (Glenda Jackson...
Three Plays to Put on Your Summerworks Radar
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, May 17, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 17, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Clubbed Thumb's annual theatre festival is an incubator for up-and-coming playwrights --- You probably won't recognize the names Trish Harnetiaux, Angela Hanks and Will Arbery, but if you're a lover of offbeat new plays, commit them to memory. They're the three emerging dramatists featured in this year's Summerworks, Clubbed Thumb's annual theatre...
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