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The Paul Taylor Dance Company Is 'Bach'
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, June 06, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 6, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
After a 14-month hiatus, the venerable troupe returns with an all-Bach program --- The past year has been a period of major transition for Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (PTAMD). Last August, the troupe's namesake and founder passed away at age 88. Shortly beforehand, he appointed longtime company member Michael Novak as artistic director designate....
When's the Last Time You Saw Poor Teens On Stage?
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, June 04, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 4, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Carla Ching's new play Nomad Motel is a different kind of coming-of-age story --- One of the worst days of Carla Ching's life took place when she was living in New York City. At the time, the Los Angeles native was a struggling dramatist working six jobs. Eventually, she decided to move back to her hometown, hoping to find work writing for television....
Drama Desk Award Winners for 2019: Spreading the Love Around
Monday, June 03, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jun 3, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Michael Urie hosted the Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall last night and we've got the complete list of winners below. Unlike this Sunday's Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway productions, the Drama Desk considers all New York City theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off. That said, many of the big winners were Broadway productions, although no...
Why This Playwright Is Taking on a New Role: Director
By FRANK RIZZO
Friday, May 31, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 31, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Christopher Shinn didn't expect to helm the Second Stage revival of his play Dying City, but he's happy to help --- When Lila Neugebauer had to bow out of directing the revival of Christopher Shinn's Dying City at Second Stage Theatre shortly before rehearsals began, the playwright didn't freak out, he stepped up. He wasn't worried that he had only...
How TDF's Wendy Wasserstein Project Is Changing Students' Lives
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, May 31, 2019  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 31, 2019  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
This teen didn't think theatre was for her. Now she can't get enough of it --- A few Sundays ago, a cohort of students from Queens' William Cullen Bryant High School went to see the Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me. Happily, this was not a novel experience for them. As participants in TDF's education initiative the Wendy Wasserstein...
How Do You 'Translate' Shakespeare?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, May 30, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 30, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
An impressive roster of playwrights redo the Bard in modern-day English for the Play On! Festival --- Director and dramaturg Lue Morgan Douthit didn't grow up loving the Bard. Her grandparents took her to Shakespeare summer festivals from the time she was 7, but "it wasn't anything that stuck with me," she says. Even during her 12 years earning several...
Not Your Ordinary Jo
By MARISA COHEN
Wednesday, May 29, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 29, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
How Kristolyn Lloyd creates a radically new yet completely authentic Jo in Little Women In one of the most famous moments in Louisa May Alcott's beloved 19th-century novel Little Women, feisty Josephine March chops off and sells her long locks in order to send her destitute mother to Washington to visit the family's ailing patriarch, an officer in...
WATCH: Meet Theater Breaking Through Barriers
By ANDREW BLOCK
Tuesday, May 28, 2019  •   Meet the Theatre  •    4 comments Share This
Tue May 28, 2019  •   Meet the Theatre  •    4 comments Share This
Meet Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), an Off-Broadway company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities. Founded in 1979 as Theater by the Blind, TBTB changed its name and expanded its focus in 2008 to include artists with any type of disability. With diverse casts tackling a wide range of shows, the company shatters misconceptions about...
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