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A Dancer's Broadway Breakthrough
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 24, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Robin Masella moves from Cats to the Chocolate Factory --- Even in a stressful audition room, Robin Masella exudes a rare blend of passion and restraint. Her dynamic movement crackles, each fan kick and triple turn vibrant, while a mischievous smile flits across her face. But at the same time, her work remains impeccably clean. Each line is etched...
Swing Music Soothes the Broadway Soul
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, April 21, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Beth Leavel connects to Bandstand --- On Broadway, Beth Leavel has become a master of musical styles. She's sailed through everything from Golden Age crooning to power-pop belting, so it's hardly surprising that she's adding swing music to her repertoire. You can hear the results in Bandstand, which is now in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre....
The Hidden Mysteries of 'Six Degrees of Separation'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 19, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In this Broadway revival, laughter leads to serious ideas --- Six Degrees of Separation delivers a complex kind of fun. On its surface, John Guare's 1990 play is all clever jokes and fast-moving action, telling the story of Flan and Ouisa Kittredge, wealthy Upper East Siders who are conned by Paul, a young man pretending to be Sidney Poitier's...
How I Discovered One of My Favorite Actors in the Chorus
By RONNI KRASNOW
Tuesday, April 18, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 18, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
It's not just her talent that earns this theatre fan's adoration --- Welcome to Fanmail, our tributes to theatre artists we admire Even as someone who sees a lot of shows, it's rare that I get excited about someone in the chorus. It makes a kind of sense since -- save for a handful of individual moments -- they're usually meant to blend together...
What's a Woman Worth Without Her Children?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, April 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Apr 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A new Broadway play prods our biases --- Even if you've never seen A Doll's House, you might be interested in a sequel. Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's 1879 masterpiece ends with Nora Helmer, a cosseted and infantilized woman who has realized she's smothered by her marriage, leaving her family for an independent life. The play's final moment –...
How Ghosts and Trees Come to Life in 'Anastasia'
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, April 13, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 13, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside this Broadway's musical's projection design --- Near the end of the first act of the Broadway musical Anastasia, three characters, filled with hope and excitement, take a train out of Russia heading for Paris. It's quite a ride for them – and for the audience – in a production that highlights the latest in projection design....
Why Klezmer Music Haunts Broadway's 'Indecent'
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, April 11, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 11, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the score for this fevered take on history --- By its very nature, klezmer music pulses with life, but for Aaron Halva, it has a haunted quality as well. "To me it really feels like when I listen to the blues or hear a banjo played really well, and I just start crying," he says. And for those of Eastern European heritage, he adds, "it's in...
Why Douglas Sills Is Roaring On Stage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, April 06, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 6, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee returns to Broadway in War Paint --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles How does the old saying go? "Behind every great man there's a great woman." Well invert that for War Paint -- the new Broadway musical about the rivalry between Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein...
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