Category: Broadway
Want a Great Role? Write It Yourself.
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, June 08, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 8, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
This season, actresses liberate themselves via playwriting --- If you're an actor seeking a great role, then you may want to write it yourself. Just ask performer-turned-playwright Nandita Shenoy. "I started writing initially because I just found the roles that I was auditioning for so uninspiring," she says. Because she's of Indian descent, the...
Same Role, Same Actor... New Performance
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, June 06, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 6, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tony Award-Winner Ruthie Ann Miles changes it up for The King and I --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles Ruthie Ann Miles has been playing the same character in The King and I for 15 months, but she hasn't been giving the same performance. It's not possible. Because even though her lines...
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Long Run Time
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Thursday, June 02, 2016  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Jun 2, 2016  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
A theatre lover wrestles with her fear of lengthy shows --- I've often joked that my favorite words are, "90 minutes, no intermission" (or "NMNI" for short). As much as I love theatre, there's something comforting about knowing a show will be brief. Maybe I'm just afraid of commitment, but there's less risk involved. Plus intermissions usually feel...
Reading the Light in 'A Long Day's Journey Into Night'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, May 10, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 10, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Natasha Katz's Tony-nominated design --- We know James Tyrone is happy because the light around him changes. Telling his son Edmund about the time Edwin Booth -- the great actor! -- praised his talents, he gets so lost in the story that he rises from his chair in his dilapidated summer home. He moves to the front of the stage and basks in the...
Hearing Loss Doesn't Keep TDF Member Holly Cohen from Loving Theatre
By EMILY TRAVIS
Monday, May 09, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon May 9, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Meet the Member, where TDF members let you know which shows they love. Today's member: Holly Cohen, a member of our TDF Accessibility Programs --- Emily Travis, Marketing Manager at TDF: Hello, Holly! It's nice to meet you. To get started, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Holly: I moved to New York City in 2012. Through my...
Why Does 'Waitress' Need a Magical Set?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 21, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 21, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Inside the Broadway musical's imaginative style --- The musical Waitress takes place in a diner, and also inside a woman's lively mind. Now at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the show follows Jenna, a server at a pie shop who escapes her unhappy marriage by devising recipes from her hopes and fears. When she finds out she's pregnant, for instance,...
On Broadway, 'Fully Committed' Has New Things to Say
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, April 18, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 18, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Becky Mode updated her restaurant comedy for a Top Chef world --- Becky Mode couldn't wait to write about edible dirt. That menu affectation didn't yet exist when she wrote her 1999 comedy Fully Committed, in which a single actor plays both Sam (a harried reservations agent at a popular restaurant) and the many patrons who beg him for a table....
Why London-to-Broadway Transfers Need Two Different Albums
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, April 08, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Apr 8, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
One musical fan makes a case for multiple cast recordings of the same show --- The day after American Psycho began previews on Broadway last month, the original London cast recording of the musical was released. But anyone who sees the show and listens to the album will immediately be struck by major differences (beyond the casts), starting with...
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