Category: Broadway
On Broadway, She's Quietly Honoring Her Mother
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, March 29, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Henny Russell's life informs the politics Oslo --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles The first play veteran character actress Henny Russell appeared in after her mother died was J. T. Rogers' Oslo, about the back-channel negotiations that led to the momentous 1993 handshake between...
You Can Believe This Play's a Disaster
By JOSH AUSTIN
Tuesday, March 28, 2017  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
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The authentic farce of The Play That Goes Wrong --- According to Mark Bell, farce is a high theatrical art. And he should know: As the director of The Play That Goes Wrong – a raucous new Broadway comedy – he spends his days treating the genre with the respect it deserves. "What we're doing is what I call 'clown,'" says Bell. "Which,...
A Radical New Look for 'Miss Saigon'
By DOUG STRASSLER
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The Broadway revival's set changes everything --- The way the design team of Miss Saigon sees it, they will only have done their jobs correctly if the audience doesn't notice their work at all. "People shouldn't sit back and go, 'That was a great piece of scenery!'" says Totie Driver, the co-set designer for the current Broadway revival of the 80s...
Can These Friendships Survive Factory Layoffs?
By JACK SMART
Friday, March 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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A Broadway play probes a working-class community --- Kate Whoriskey describes herself as "someone who loves jury duty." The director is referring not to the civic obligation that most Americans dread, but to the notion of interacting with strangers and new points of view. "I love these things that are more about being in a room with people you'd...
Pay Attention to the Furniture in This Broadway Play
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 02, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How the set enhances the story in The Price --- In the current Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play The Price, a family's history is literally hanging over their heads. But before we get to metaphors, let's start with the story: Running at the American Airlines Theatre in a production from Roundabout Theatre Company, the show is set in an attic...
On Broadway, This Goofy Dance Might Break Your Heart
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, February 24, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside Significant Other's wedding choreography --- You wouldn't think a goofy wedding dance could break your heart, but here we are. Early in Significant Other, which is now on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, three college friends are gathered for another friend's wedding, and at first, they're far too cool for this particular school. Hanging on the...
What's It Like Conducting Broadway's Largest Orchestra?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, February 15, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Musical director Kristen Blodgette on her big role in Sunset Boulevard --- There's been a great deal of fanfare surrounding Glenn Close's return to her Tony-winning role of Norma Desmond in the current revival of Sunset Boulevard. But she's not the only artist who worked on the original Broadway production who's come back. During the '90s run of Sunset,...
In this Musical, Kindness and Songs Repel Tragedy
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The true story behind Broadway's Come From Away --- At a time when Canada is looking very, very appealing to many Americans, Come From Away gives us yet another reason to embrace our neighbors to the north. The new musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein takes place in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, where 38 flights carrying nearly...
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