Category: Broadway
Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out with fellow Drama Desk nominator and journalist, Doug Strassler. Today's topic: dance sequences in straight plays Linda Buchwald: I came up with the idea for this GOFO when I saw Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's...
My Life in a Theatre
By DANIEL GUSS
Thursday, December 06, 2018  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Dec 6, 2018  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
One seasoned audience member's tribute to the memories he's made at the Shubert --- "Remember?" The three-note motif had insinuated itself into my mind's ear since we took our seats in the balcony of Broadway's Shubert Theatre, where we were about to see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! It wasn't from a song in the show, so I wondered why I was hearing...
What's It Like Playing Bob Mackie While Wearing His Costumes?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Nov 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tony nominee Michael Berresse returns to Broadway after a 10-year absence in The Cher Show --- Playing a part based on a real-life person is pretty common -- just look at all of the biographical shows running right now. But playing a part based on a real-life person who serves in a key creative position on the production? That's the unusual situation...
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2018 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. Bonus: At press time, many of these shows were...
How TDF's Autism Friendly Performances Changed the Sweeneys' Lives
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, November 20, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 20, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Katie Sweeney talks about her son Dusty's incredible theatrical journey, off-stage and on --- At TDF, we do a lot more than sell discounted tickets. Our many Accessibility Programs help audiences with specific needs enjoy the power of the performing arts. While we often use statistics to give donors a sense of the impact our initiatives are having,...
Dancing Across the Political Aisle at 'The Prom'
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Thursday, November 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two stars of the new Broadway musical comedy talk about its healing properties --- Prom has long been a rite of passage for American teens, a celebration of impending adulthood and, overwhelmingly, heterosexuality. That last part presents a problem for Emma in the new Broadway musical The Prom since she wants to bring her girlfriend. The PTA in her...
Creating Costumes in a Giant Ape's Shadow
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, November 08, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 8, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning designer Roger Kirk returns to Broadway with King Kong --- Costume designer Roger Kirk didn't have to worry about dressing the title character for King Kong on Broadway. Apes don't wear clothes, even when a massive animatronic one is the star of the show. But the Tony winner faced many other challenges crafting the hundreds of costumes...
Why a Lawyer Felt Compelled to Write 'American Son'
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, November 05, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 5, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown makes his Broadway debut with the racially charged drama --- The new Broadway play American Son explores the notion of justice (or lack thereof) by chronicling a fraught night in the life of a Florida family whose teenage son has gone missing. His parents, an interracial couple played by Scandal's Kerry Washington...
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