Category: Broadway
Why Don't More Women Wear My Dress Size on Broadway?
By MEG MASSERON
Friday, December 13, 2019  •   Broadway  •    6 comments Share This
Fri Dec 13, 2019  •   Broadway  •    6 comments Share This
A theatre lover weighs in on the lack of size diversity in the industry --- As a musical-loving teen, I spent countless hours imagining myself as my favorite Broadway heroines. But my fantasies evaporated whenever I looked in the mirror. I'd never seen a Christine in The Phantom of the Opera or a Belle in Beauty and the Beast or an Eliza Doolittle...
Len Cariou on Just About Everything
By SANDY MACDONALD
Tuesday, December 03, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Dec 3, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
The Tony winner talks about his illustrious theatre career and his return to the New York stage in the dramedy Harry Townsend's Last Stand --- Veteran theatregoers know Len Cariou as a stage star, equally adept at Shakespeare and Sondheim. From the late '60s through the '90s, he was a regular on Broadway and off, headlining straight plays (Measure...
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2019
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. At press time, many of these shows were offering...
How Seeing Shows Is Changing These Veterans
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Three participants in the TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program talk about the impact it's had on their lives --- James Faulkner recalls his wife and daughter going to the theatre, but the Korean War veteran admits he didn't join in. "I never did go with them there, or to the Statue of Liberty or, you know, a lot of places," he says, explaining his experience...
Why Broadway's 'A Christmas Carol' Isn't What You'd Expect
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 20, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 20, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning scenic and costume designer Rob Howell discusses his nontraditional take on the holiday staple --- When director Matthew Warchus approached his longtime collaborator, scenic and costume designer Rob Howell, about doing a theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, they only knew what they didn't want to see: a conventional...
Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 13, 2019  •   Broadway  •    56 comments Share This
Wed Nov 13, 2019  •   Broadway  •    56 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Inspired by Ivo van Hove's truncated and intermissionless production of West Side Story,...
If You Think You Know Tina Turner's Story, You're Wrong
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Wednesday, November 06, 2019  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
Wed Nov 6, 2019  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
How the musical Tina reveals new facets of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll --- When Tony-nominated playwright Katori Hall was approached about penning the book for Tina, the new Broadway musical about legendary singer-songwriter Tina Turner, she initially worried there might not be anything new to say. "Because she has lived her life as an open book, I...
Let's Geek Out Over Live TV Musicals
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 28, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Mon Oct 28, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Live TV musicals -- which ones floundered, which ones went swimmingly and our hopes...
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