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What's Next for Theatre Fans With Disabilities?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, July 29, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 29, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Lisa Carling on the future of theatre accessibility --- This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which is designed to end discrimination against people with disabilities. To honor this milestone, I sat down with Lisa Carling, director of TDF's Accessibility Programs (TAP), to ask her about the future of access...
How Do You Cope When Your Favorite Show Closes?
By OMAR L. GALLAGA
Friday, July 24, 2015  •   Broadway  •    7 comments Share This
Fri Jul 24, 2015  •   Broadway  •    7 comments Share This
"That one," my wife said. "I want to see that show." It was early June 2014 and we were at home in Texas watching the Tony Awards. The kids were finally asleep, and we were catching up on what we missed thanks to our DVR. At the top of the ceremony, a medley from the Cotton Club-style revue After Midnight heated up our TV with glorious tapping, lush...
She Sacrificed All for the Theatre, and It Worked Out
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, July 21, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 21, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Geneva Carr devoted the last four years of her life to Hand to God --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Geneva Carr has a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and she also trusts her gut. That winning combination inspired her to famously change careers from banking...
Diane Paulus Finds a New Way to Neverland
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, July 15, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 15, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How the director changed her vision of Finding Neverland --- When Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus signed on to the mega-musicalization of the movie Finding Neverland, currently playing at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, she knew one of the biggest challenges would be figuring out how to conjure the title destination. A magical place...
You'll Never Guess Where the Shipwreck Came From
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, July 13, 2015  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Mon Jul 13, 2015  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
The surprising inspiration for Amazing Grace's pivotal scene --- Of all the musicals currently on Broadway, Amazing Grace seems the least likely to be influenced by experimental German theatre. Yet the Berliner Ensemble, the company co-founded by Bertolt Brecht, is the direct inspiration for one of the show's most memorable moments. Here's...
It Takes a Lot of Clothes to Dress a Court
By ERIC GRODE
Wednesday, June 17, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 17, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Wolf Hall's Tony Award-winning design --- "Stuff that touches the skin deteriorates the fastest." Susan Checklick is calling from backstage at the Winter Garden Theatre. That evening's performance of Wolf Hall is under way, and she is staring at 12 laundry baskets full of fabric scraps. Before the week is over, possibly before the...
God Travels from Bookstores to Twitter to Broadway
By KENNETH JONES
Wednesday, May 20, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 20, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The unlikely life of the new comedy An Act of God  --- In the beginning, there was the Producer. Or so sayeth playwright David Javerbaum, who credits Jeffrey Finn as the primary shepherd behind An Act of God, the  Broadway adaptation of Javerbaum's 2011 humor collection The Last Testament: A Memoir by God. "It had been a vague idea...
2015 Tony Awards Contest
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, May 15, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 15, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Got a talent for picking winners? Show off your skills in our Tony Contest and you just may win a pair of theatre tickets I'm a sucker for stats, and the nominations for the 69th annual Tony Awards are filled with all kinds of fascinating numbers. Tony-less Kelli O'Hara scored her sixth nomination, for The King and I, and everyone is wondering...
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