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The Unforgettable Smell of 'A View From the Bridge'
Monday, December 07, 2015  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Dec 7, 2015  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Sometimes, a scent defines an entire production --- Weeks later, I can still smell A View from the Bridge. Granted, the current revival of Arthur Miller's classic play, which is on Broadway in a production from director Ivo van Hove, left quite a few deep impressions. I was lucky enough to see it from the stage, perched on a seating bank that was...
What Kind of Man Will Harpo Become?
Friday, December 04, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 4, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In The Color Purple, Kyle Scatliffe rides a delicate line Caution: The last half of this story contains mild spoilers about The Color Purple. --- "He's a very gentle person, but when a gentle person is left with someone that's tyrannical for over 10 years, what happens to them?" Kyle Scatliffe (pictured above) has been asking himself this question...
I'm Glad I Saw 'Matilda' From the Front Row
Friday, November 20, 2015  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Nov 20, 2015  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
How seeing Matilda from the front row made it even more magical --- My 12-year-old daughter is one of the biggest Matilda The Musical fans on the planet. She has memorized the entire score -- not just Matilda's songs, but every single lyric (go ahead and ask, she'll sing it all for you). She has dressed as Matilda for Halloween. She scoured the internet...
Perfecting the Sound of 'School of Rock'
Tuesday, November 17, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 17, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Ethan Popp keeps this Broadway musical sounding righteous --- Twenty years ago, Ethan Popp landed his first job as a music director at a regional theatre, working on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Now, he's collaborating closely with that show's composer, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, on the Broadway musical adaptation of School of Rock. For...
LISTEN: The directors of Hamilton and Allegiance discuss their work
Friday, November 06, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Nov 6, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
TDF Stages is delighted to present the latest installment of Masters of the Stage, a podcast series created by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF). This episode features directors Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and Stafford Arima (Allegiance) discussing the current state of their work and the theatre. We asked Kail to write a few sentences...
What Makes 'Misery' Seem Scary On Stage?
Thursday, November 05, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Nov 5, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Inside the design of the Broadway adaptation --- Genuinely frightening an audience is a bit like catching lightning in a bottle – or maybe that's thunder. "I keep saying, 'Just turn all the thunder up. It'll be really scary,'" quips Will Frears, who's directing Misery, the new Broadway stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel (and the subsequent...
Arthur Miller Has Never Looked Like This Before
Wednesday, November 04, 2015  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Nov 4, 2015  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
The piercing design of Broadway's A View From the Bridge --- Just a little over five years ago, Scarlett Johansson won a Tony Award for her performance in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, so it might seem surprising that the family drama set in 1950s Red Hook is already back on Broadway. Except this new production, a transfer...
Darkness and Light in George Takei's Life
Thursday, October 29, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 29, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Dance tells a complex story in the Broadway musical Allegiance --- Inspired by actor George Takei's life, Allegiance is distinguished not only by the caché of its famous source, but also the gravitas of its subject matter: The musical tells the tale of Takei's experience as a Japanese American during WWII, including the horrible reality of...
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