Category: Broadway
Your Broadway Spring Preview! (2017 Edition)
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, January 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Jan 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A guide to 22 upcoming productions --- The spring is always busy on Broadway, but this season is especially robust. There are 22 productions opening between now and late April, from thoughtful new plays to star-packed revivals of classic musicals. The following guide will help you navigate what's coming, so you can plan your ideal calendar. Happy...
Why Has He Played the Same Role for 20 Years?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 18, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Anthony Chisholm never tires of August Wilson's Jitney Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles --- After 50 years in the theatre, Anthony Chisholm has naturally played a wide variety of roles, but there's one that he just keeps returning to: Fielding, a mischievous, alcoholic car service...
This Quiet Woman Changes a Broadway Play
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, January 12, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 12, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside a crucial character in The Present --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. The Present is full of big talkers, so at first, we might overlook Sophia. Quiet and observant, she slips around the corners of the play, which Andrew Upton has adapted from an early Chekhov drama. She mostly just...
Join the Resistance: See a Show
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, January 09, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 9, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why politically charged theatre is more important than ever --- Since the presidential election, a war cry has gone up among many in the theatre community to radicalize the stage, to imagine dramatic extensions and expressions of "the resistance" akin to those created by Bertolt Brecht in Germany, Dario Fo in Italy, and Athol Fugard in South Africa....
That Time I Performed as a Singing Rat
By REVEREND JEN MILLER
Thursday, January 05, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 5, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
An underground artist remembers when she tried to conquer Broadway --- I haven't been to many Broadway musicals. Most of my theatregoing experience involves attending off-off-off-Broadway shows, or mounting my own bizarre indie performances like my open mic, Reverend Jen's Anti-Slam, which has been running for over 20 years. At the Anti-Slam, anything...
WATCH: Why Does Someone Yell 'Places'?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, December 19, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 19, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check our "Places," which we made with our friends at Fight or Flight. --- Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary videos....
How Alice Ripley Convinced Me I'm Not Crazy
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Tuesday, December 06, 2016  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Dec 6, 2016  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A committed Next to Normal fan opens up about his obsession --- For reasons I don't entirely understand, I am obsessed with Next to Normal. It goes beyond the fact that the musical is a masterpiece that won a slew of rave reviews and awards, including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. I saw it several times on Broadway, a few additional performances...
The Complicated Truth of 'Dear Evan Hansen'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, December 02, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 2, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Book writer Steven Levenson on the power of moral tension --- In some ways, "You Will Be Found" is just a moving song. The power ballad that closes act one of Dear Evan Hansen, it marks the moment when Evan, a socially anxious teenager, delivers a heartfelt speech about a friend, Connor, who has recently met with tragedy. Shaking with emotion, Evan...
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