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Reading the Light in 'A Long Day's Journey Into Night'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, May 10, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 10, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Natasha Katz's Tony-nominated design --- We know James Tyrone is happy because the light around him changes. Telling his son Edmund about the time Edwin Booth -- the great actor! -- praised his talents, he gets so lost in the story that he rises from his chair in his dilapidated summer home. He moves to the front of the stage and basks in the...
Hearing Loss Doesn't Keep TDF Member Holly Cohen from Loving Theatre
By EMILY TRAVIS
Monday, May 09, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon May 9, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Meet the Member, where TDF members let you know which shows they love. Today's member: Holly Cohen, a member of our TDF Accessibility Programs --- Emily Travis, Marketing Manager at TDF: Hello, Holly! It's nice to meet you. To get started, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Holly: I moved to New York City in 2012. Through my...
Why Does 'Waitress' Need a Magical Set?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 21, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 21, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Inside the Broadway musical's imaginative style --- The musical Waitress takes place in a diner, and also inside a woman's lively mind. Now at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the show follows Jenna, a server at a pie shop who escapes her unhappy marriage by devising recipes from her hopes and fears. When she finds out she's pregnant, for instance,...
On Broadway, 'Fully Committed' Has New Things to Say
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, April 18, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 18, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Becky Mode updated her restaurant comedy for a Top Chef world --- Becky Mode couldn't wait to write about edible dirt. That menu affectation didn't yet exist when she wrote her 1999 comedy Fully Committed, in which a single actor plays both Sam (a harried reservations agent at a popular restaurant) and the many patrons who beg him for a table....
Why London-to-Broadway Transfers Need Two Different Albums
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, April 08, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Apr 8, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
One musical fan makes a case for multiple cast recordings of the same show --- The day after American Psycho began previews on Broadway last month, the original London cast recording of the musical was released. But anyone who sees the show and listens to the album will immediately be struck by major differences (beyond the casts), starting with...
How One Playwright Translates the Words of Another
By MARISA COHEN
Thursday, April 07, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 7, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thanks to Christopher Hampton, France's hottest dramatist makes his Broadway debut --- In French playwright Florian Zeller's The Father, language can be very deceptive. Even though his daughter, son-in-law, and health-care aide talk to him in simple, straightforward English, nothing seems to make sense to 80-year-old André (played by three-time...
A Hunk with a Sense of Humor
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 06, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 6, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Drew Moerlein's physique and funny bone led to his Broadway debut in American Psycho --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Like many of the ridiculously ripped men in the new Broadway musical American Psycho, Drew Moerlein is shirtless in the opening number. Yet there was a time when...
When Do the Villagers in 'The Crucible' Become a Hysterical Mob?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, April 05, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 5, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A star of the Broadway revival explains where the persecution begins --- The actor Jason Butler Harner naturally had preconceptions about The Crucible. After all, Arthur Miller's play about the Salem Witch Trials -- which is back on Broadway at the Walter Kerr -- is one of the mostly widely produced, taught, and referenced dramas in the United States....
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