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Why Does the Audience Exit This Play Arguing?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, October 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Director Leigh Silverman helps explore heady questions in Broadway's The Lifespan of a Fact --- In this era of #AlternativeFacts and #FakeNews, a show called The Lifespan of a Fact sounds like it was written about where we are right now. However, this new Broadway play was inspired by real-life events that predate Twitter. The editor of a glossy magazine...
WATCH: Stars and Spectators on How Theatre Has Changed Their Lives
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 11, 2018  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Oct 11, 2018  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the TKTS "red steps," audiences and artists share the shows (and ticket deals) they'll never forget --- It's been a year of celebrations at TDF: Our not-for-profit organization turned 50, our Times Square TKTS Booth turned 45 and October 16 is the 10th anniversary of our iconic "red steps." (They don't look a day...
Why This Tony Nominee Is Doing Shakespeare Badly on Purpose
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, October 03, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 3, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Dylan Baker tackles three disparate characters in Bernhardt/Hamlet on Broadway --- Character actors often end up with scene-stealing roles on stage. But three plum parts in one Broadway play? That's the hat trick Dylan Baker pulls off in Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet, in which he portrays celebrated 19th-century theatre actor Benoît-Constant...
Theatre Lovers Share Their Neil Simon Memories
By TDF STAGES READERS
Thursday, September 27, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Sep 27, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Twenty-three hilarious and heartfelt stories about the ways the comedy master impacted their lives --- Two weeks ago, we asked our readers to send in remembrances of the late Neil Simon and we were thrilled by the response. We received more than 60 emails (a few with photos!) about how the Pulitzer Prize- and four-time Tony Award-winning playwright...
He's Following in James Corden's Broadway Footsteps
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Tuesday, September 25, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 25, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors won Corden a Tony. What will his new comedy do for Max Gordon Moore? --- Richard Bean's new Broadway romp The Nap at Manhattan Theatre Club is set in the world of British snooker -- it's like pool, but with more math. A major televised attraction in the U.K., the sport makes rock stars of its champions; it's also...
Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2018 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 07, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 7, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Although the 2018-2019 Broadway season officially began when The Boys in the Band opened back in June, it kicks into high gear this fall with 15 new productions bowing on the boards. (We've also included two that opened over the summer and are still running.) As usual, autumn is play heavy, with lauded London imports such as Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman...
WATCH: Backstage at the Autism-Friendly Performance of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'
Monday, August 27, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 27, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Last month, we kicked off our autism-friendly performances for the 2018-2019 season with SpongeBob SquarePants. We were thrilled to get a chance to share this exuberant musical with families who have children on the spectrum before it closes on September 16. Cast member Kelvin Moon Loh took over our TDF Instagram feed to give theatre lovers a backstage...
I Know You Love That Musical, But Please Don't Sing Along
By ERIKA GOULD
Wednesday, August 22, 2018  •   Broadway  •    118 comments Share This
Wed Aug 22, 2018  •   Broadway  •    118 comments Share This
The theatre is not your shower or a karaoke bar --- Has this ever happened to you at a Broadway musical? House lights dim, stage lights go up, actors begin singing the opening number… and so does the audience? Personally I find this trend disheartening, and it seems to get worse every season. As an avid theatregoer, I pay top dollar to hear...
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