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In 'On Your Feet!', the Dancers Never Stop Rehearsing
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, February 16, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 16, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Meet the team who keeps refining this Broadway hit, months after opening --- In the late 1980s, tweens and adults alike were dancing along to Gloria Estefan's high-energy music videos. Hits like "Get On Your Feet," "Conga," and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" proved undeniably infectious, and as audiences watched the singer and her band shimmy across MTV,...
How Do You Play the Loner in a Hectic Family?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, February 11, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Cassie Beck creates a conflicted woman in Broadway's The Humans --- Keep your eye on the loners. In Stephen Karam's play The Humans, which is now on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre, there's always some kind of commotion on the two-tiered set. Designed by David Zinn, it creates a Chinatown apartment where Brigid Blake, a struggling composer,...
How Fitz Patton Feels the Sound
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, January 19, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside his sound design for three major new plays --- Fitz Patton hears things differently than most people do, but that's his job as a theatrical sound designer. "There's a thing called 'reduced listening' where you just hear sounds for what they are and you don't think about the source," says the Tony Award nominee. "But after you design enough...
Why Summer from 'School of Rock' is My New Feminist Shero
By ALINA ADAMS
Friday, January 15, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 15, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
An appreciation of the pushy little girls in musical theatre --- To anyone who knows me, it comes as no surprise that I was a bossy, overachieving, full-of-myself little girl. And now I'm blessed to be the mother of a bossy, overachieving little girl (with, thankfully, much better interpersonal skills). So it's no wonder that my favorite character...
Meet the Secret Comedy Weapon in 'Noises Off'
By MARISA COHEN
Thursday, January 14, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jan 14, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How Lorenzo Pisoni crafts farce's pratfalls --- There's been an abundance of elegance on Broadway recently—think of the exquisite ballets of An American in Paris and the regal bearing of both Anna and the King—but the Roundabout's revival of Michael Frayn's 1982 backstage farce Noises Off brings something entirely different to the table:...
At Long Last, She's Back on Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, January 11, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 11, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After a decade away, Alix Korey returns to New York in Fiddler on the Roof --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Broadway belter and comic character actress Alix Korey (pictured above, on the right) has always possessed an admirable sense of humor about the ups and downs of her life...
Tales of a Broadway Bargain Hunter
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, January 05, 2016  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Tue Jan 5, 2016  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
How one theatre lover discovered some of her favorite shows thanks to discounts --- Losing the Wicked ticket lottery was one of the best things that ever happened to me as a theatregoer. It was 2004 and I was in New York City for the fifth time in my life, determined to see a show. By the time the Wicked winners were announced and I was not among...
Defending a Theatre of Joy
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, January 04, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 4, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why playwright Marc Acito is committed to inspiring stories --- "For me, theatre is church. I go as a broken, troubled person seeking to be shown a way to live better." So says Marc Acito, the playwright and librettist who is currently making his Broawday debut with Allegiance, a musical about America's Japanese internment camps during World War...
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