Category: Broadway
On Broadway, 'Eclipsed' Conjures an Entire Nation
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, March 08, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 8, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Director Liesl Tommy on how the play has gotten richer in its latest iteration --- Never underestimate how much a space affects a play. Depending on where it's performed, a single production can have wildly different personalities, with everything from the size of the room to the shape of the floor impacting what we experience. Last year, for instance,...
He's Only In One Scene, But He Steals It
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, March 03, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 3, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In She Loves Me, comic character actor Peter Bartlett reaffirms that there really are no small parts --- Peter Bartlett has wanted to play the Headwaiter in She Loves Me since he was a teenager. Okay, perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration. However, the septuagenarian actor says he memorized every word of the original 1963 cast album of Jerry Bock...
How Theatre Changed TDF Member Omri Abarbanel's Worldview
By EMILY TRAVIS
Thursday, February 25, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 25, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Meet the Member, where TDF members let you know which shows they love. Today's member: Omri Abarbanel, a student member of TDF originally from Israel --- Emily Travis, Marketing Manager at TDF: Hi, Omri! To get started, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Omri Abarbanel: I'm from Israel and I've lived in New York City for four...
It's a 'Disaster' You Can Believe In!
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, February 22, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Feb 22, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The surprising heart of the raucous new musical parody --- Can a parody have heart, too? That's the question inside Disaster!, the new Broadway musical now in previews at the Nederlander Theatre. On one hand, the show is a breezy send-up of 70s disaster flicks. In just two acts, a shipload of swells faces an earthquake, a tidal wave, towering infernos,...
There's a Secret Character in Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, February 17, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 17, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Frank Wood plays him in the Broadway revival --- Welcome to Building Character, our look at how actors create their roles Eugene O'Neill's Hughie has some of the American theatre's most interesting stage directions. While almost all of the spoken lines in this short play are given to Erie Smith, a gambler and con man trying to fool suckers in New...
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
Thu Feb 11, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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
Tue Jan 19, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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...
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