Category: Broadway
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...
The Unforgettable Smell of 'A View From the Bridge'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
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?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
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
By MARISA COHEN
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'
By MARK PEIKERT
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...
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