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Dancing Between Ballet and Broadway
Friday, September 18, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 18, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Watching a preternaturally talented dancer rise in two artistic worlds --- I first saw Tiler Peck when she was still a student. She was one of two School of American Ballet pupils featured in a lecture-demonstration presented by esteemed teacher and former New York City Ballet dancer, Suki Schorer. I was immediately struck by Peck's verve and aplomb,...
Spring Awakening's Deaf Actors Dance to Music They Can't Hear
Monday, September 14, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 14, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
It's a moment that would be complicated in any musical: In the current Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, at the start of a song in the second act, a group of actors faces upstage, backs to the audience. They represent a forest of trees, and eventually they begin to sway in unison as the show transitions into a searing number about loss. For their...
Your Broadway Preview: Fall 2015 Edition
Wednesday, September 09, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Sep 9, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Have you noticed how many new marquees are going up and how many fresh show posters are filling the subway? That's because this fall on Broadway is especially busy, with 18 plays and musicals beginning performances between now and December. But don't fret! You can keep track of everything with this handy list, which gives you the basics on all the...
When You Love a Show Everyone Hates
Thursday, September 03, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Sep 3, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
One theatre lover delves into the loneliness of being a solo fan --- We've all heard the Zen koan about the sound of one hand clapping. But what happens when you're the one audience member clapping -- or at least the only one cheering? It's a pretty lonely experience, and it happened to me when I saw David Hirson's short-lived theatre satire ...
Hey Playwrights: Make American History as Diverse as America
Wednesday, August 26, 2015  •   Broadway  •    9 comments Share This
Wed Aug 26, 2015  •   Broadway  •    9 comments Share This
A few thoughts on making plays more inclusive --- So I was sitting at a matinee of Hamilton on Broadway, listening to Phillipa Soo sing the last few bars of the show, when something happened to me that never happens in the theatre: I wept. Openly. I'm talking about tears-rolling-down-my-cheeks weeping. Because I had just seen a three-hour musical...
Finding Two Takes on Neverland
Tuesday, August 25, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 25, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to On the Record, our brand-new series celebrating original cast albums. --- Have you ever listened to an original cast album of a musical you saw and discovered new things to appreciate about it? In the case of Finding Neverland, the tuner about the man behind Peter Pan, that happened to me twice: when I heard the traditional cast recording...
For TDF Student Member Katherine Fatta, Theatre's a Way of Life
Monday, August 17, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Aug 17, 2015  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Meet the Member, where TDF members let you know which shows they love. Today's member: Katherine Fatta, a TDF student member since 2012 -- she joined while still in high school. Originally from Freehold, NJ, she is currently a junior at Montclair State University majoring in communications and theatre. --- Emily Travis, Marketing Manager...
How Far Would You Go to See a Show?
Thursday, August 06, 2015  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Aug 6, 2015  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
The tale of a theatre lover who followed Bring It On: The Musical across the country --- It was a perfectly normal Friday in early spring 2011 when my life changed forever. I was at my desk and got an email from my Los Angeles pal, Pam. She was visiting our mutual friend Allison in Atlanta and was shocked to see posters for Bring It On: The Musical....
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