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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
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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...
Shakespeare Wrote Four Plays in One Year. Let's See Them All!
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, May 11, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 11, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
The 1599 Project presents the Bard's best year --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond 1599 was an incredibly fertile year for William Shakespeare. In the time it takes many people to finish a kitchen renovation, he churned out four of the greatest plays in the Western canon: Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You...
It's a Levis Commercial, But It Might Tell the Truth
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 31, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 31, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
In William Burke's new play, commercials and poetry collide --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond The playwright William Burke gives off an averse-to-advertising air. His unruly beard existed long before face fuzz was trendy, and he has been known to sport Tevas unironically. (His wife, the actress Julia...
What if Your Teenage Diary Became a Musical?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, March 09, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 9, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Clare Barron puts her adolescent turmoil on stage --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond A few years ago, Clare Barron had an immediate deadline after completing her Obie-award winning play You Got Older, and in order to avoid starting from square one, she wanted to work with existing text. She was also interested...
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