Category: Broadway
The Best Vintage Videos of Carol Channing
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
As you've probably already heard, Carol Channing passed away today at the age of 97. Although she made a handful of movies and frequently appeared on TV, the stage was her home. It was where she became a star, and her Broadway credits span more than a half century. Below are five of our favorite vintage clips of the one-of-a-kind, big-eyed, raspy voiced,...
When a Conventional Choreographic Approach Won't Work
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Patrick McCollum found the right moves for Broadway's The Band's Visit --- How do you create choreography for a subtle story about human connection? That's what Patrick McCollum had to figure out when he was brought on to add movement to The Band's Visit, an intimate, character-driven musical about an Egyptian military band that gets stranded...
Never Show Vulnerability, Except When Singing
Thursday, January 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Jan 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in Choir Boy --- Six years after its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Manhattan Theatre Club, Tarrell Alvin McCraney's music-infused Choir Boy brings its light to Broadway. Set at an all-African-American prep school for boys, the play examines the spectrum of black masculinity as a fabulous gay student and...
Hear How Tony and Pulitzer Prize Winners Do It
Tuesday, January 08, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 8, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Guggenheim's Works & Process series gives audiences insight into the creative process --- The Guggenheim Museum is world-renowned for its visual art installations, but did you know it also showcases big names in the performing arts? The museum's Works & Process series, which takes place in its intimate Peter B. Lewis Theater on the lower...
Notes on My Mother's Theatregoing
Tuesday, January 01, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jan 1, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A playwright recalls seeing shows with his mother in the '80s, courtesy of TDF --- "She loved the theatre, would arrange groups of ten with TDF. She had lists of people, teacher friends mostly -- we went every week. 10am -- the minute tickets became available -- in bed, pressing the button on her demon dialer." Those lines are from my play Notes...
Unexpectedly Encountering God on Broadway
Friday, December 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Dec 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A theatregoer of faith recounts her epiphany at Hamilton --- I first saw my faith reflected on the secular stage when I watched Hamilton on Broadway. As someone who grew up attending a Baptist church for more than 20 years, I didn't expect to find it there. But I definitely felt the presence of God at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. I'll set the stage:...
Do We Really Need to Watch Shows in Silence?
Monday, December 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    15 comments Share This
Mon Dec 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    15 comments Share This
A Latinx theatregoer makes the case for loosening up audience "rules" --- Growing up in Honduras, I picked up my knowledge of theatre etiquette from the movies (thank you Pretty Woman and Citizen Kane). I learned that I shouldn't talk, that I should unwrap my candy before the show and that I should sit as still as possible and wait for my cues to...
Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
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...
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