Category: Broadway
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
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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...
Why Summer from 'School of Rock' is My New Feminist Shero
By ALINA ADAMS
Friday, January 15, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 15, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
An appreciation of the pushy little girls in musical theatre --- To anyone who knows me, it comes as no surprise that I was a bossy, overachieving, full-of-myself little girl. And now I'm blessed to be the mother of a bossy, overachieving little girl (with, thankfully, much better interpersonal skills). So it's no wonder that my favorite character...
Meet the Secret Comedy Weapon in 'Noises Off'
By MARISA COHEN
Thursday, January 14, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jan 14, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How Lorenzo Pisoni crafts farce's pratfalls --- There's been an abundance of elegance on Broadway recently—think of the exquisite ballets of An American in Paris and the regal bearing of both Anna and the King—but the Roundabout's revival of Michael Frayn's 1982 backstage farce Noises Off brings something entirely different to the table:...
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