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Why I Love 'Small' Theatre
By DREW PISARRA
Wednesday, November 15, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 15, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A tribute to those "little" shows far too few see --- I've always had a fascination with small things. As a child, I briefly collected foreign stamps, clear marbles, shiny pennies, tiny seashells, smooth stones, refrigerators magnets, and even miniature figurines like Laura did in The Glass Menagerie. I'm sure Freud would have a field day with this...
Why She's Addicted to This Role
By SUZY EVANS
Thursday, November 02, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 2, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
How People, Places & Things changed Denise Gough's life --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles During her first audition for Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things, Denise Gough started crying. She was reading for the role of Emma, an addict and actress, and delivering a...
You Know the Story But Not the Musical
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 10, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    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...
Why Are They Smiling in a Garbage Heap?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 09, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 9, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A new play skewers the selfishly charitable --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. In Phillip Howze's hilarious, heart-wrenching, and sometimes scabrous Frontiéres Sans Frontières, playing through Mar 25 at the Bushwick Starr, three stateless kids take center stage. They speak a creatively...
The Funny-Sad World of the 1980s Telethon
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, October 13, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 13, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
The Mad Ones riff on high school teachers with passion to spare --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. "The endeavor of making an ensemble piece can feel a bit like an extended game of telephone," says Lila Neugebauer, who is one of four co-artistic directors of the Mad Ones and the director of the group's...
How Do You Play 240 Years' Worth of Music?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, September 22, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 22, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Meet the music director of Taylor Mac's wildly ambitious new show   ---  Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and Beyond  The title of Taylor Mac's latest work is quite literal. A 24-Decade History of Popular Music does indeed cover 240 years of beloved tunes, featuring over 246 songs dating all the...
What Makes 'Nunsense' So Popular?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, August 02, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 2, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
The evergreen musical returns to New York --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Nunsense is one of the most reliable comedies in the American theatre. Consider this: When Dan Goggin's musical opened in 1985, it ran for 3,672 performances, making it the second- longest running show in Off-Broadway history....
How Many Chekhov Translations Can You Hear At Once?
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Tuesday, June 14, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 14, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Inside a wildly playful attack on Uncle Vanya --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond If New Saloon's wildly playful Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time teaches you anything about making theatre, perhaps it is this: Once you make your concept, it might be best to break it. New...
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