Robert O'Hara's Radical Makeover of 'Henry V'
Wednesday, May 02, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
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The director helms a free production of the Shakespeare play at the Public Theater --- When the Public Theater approached Robert O'Hara about doing a Shakespeare show for its Mobile Unit, he immediately suggested Henry V. The Obie-winning director-playwright (Bootycandy, Mankind) had previously done student mountings of the play and the opportunity...
His Heart Belongs to Dada
Wednesday, May 02, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Seth Numrich plays a founder of the antiestablishment art movement in Travesties --- Initially, actor Seth Numrich wasn't sure what to make of rehearsals for Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Travesties. During the first week, director Patrick Marber had the cast work on the musical interludes that pepper Tom Stoppard's 1974 play, which...
Tony Award Nominations 2018
Tuesday, May 01, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 1, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The Tony Award nominations for the 2017-2018 Broadway season are out! The complete list is below, along with links to all of the articles we've written about these shows on TDF Stages. The 72nd annual ceremony will take place Sunday, June 10 at Radio City Music Hall, hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. Best Musical Frozen Mean Girls - read...
Jack Davenport Is Making a 'Smash' in His Broadway Debut
Monday, April 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The TV and film actor returns to his theatrical roots in Saint Joan --- Although Jack Davenport is well-known to theatre fans for his performance as Tony-winning director Derek Wills on the TV show Smash, the 45-year-old British actor has never been on Broadway…until now. As the Earl of Warwick in Manhattan Theatre Club's revival of George...
Why You Need to Hear Charles Ignatius Sancho's Story
Friday, April 27, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 27, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Paterson Joseph's bio show spotlights a forgotten black pioneer --- You've probably never heard of Charles Ignatius Sancho, the first black Briton to vote back in 1774. Playwright/ performer Paterson Joseph, who is also black and British, hadn't either until he discovered Gretchen Gerzina's book Black England. A classically trained actor known for...
How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?
Thursday, April 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
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Working Theater's ambitious five-play series connects disparate NYC communities --- Adam Kraar's new play Alternating Currents is set in a real housing complex in Flushing, Queens called Electchester. It's full of vibrant details only someone familiar with the development would know, such as references to the red-tailed hawks that reside on one of...
Drama Desk Award Nominations for 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The theatre awards season kicks into high gear with the announcement of the 2018 Drama Desk nominations. Unlike the Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway productions, the Drama Desk considers all New York City theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off Off. Below are the nominees for the 2017-2018 season, plus links to all of the articles we've written...
WATCH: Gibney's Spring Season
Wednesday, April 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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A few weeks ago, we went behind the scenes at Gibney to give you an intimate look at how this downtown dance hub crafts performances and fosters community. We continue our coverage of this singular performing arts organization with a pair of mini-documentaries about Gibney's upcoming split bill -- Senior Company Director Amy Miller's Valence and guest...
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