Category: Broadway
Growing Up in Puerto Rico, Broadway Felt So Far Away. TDF Helped Bring it Closer
By ALICIA RAMÍREZ
Tuesday, October 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Oct 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
A Latinx theatre fan recounts the barriers she had to break through in order to attend shows --- I first fell in love with Broadway musicals listening to the original cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights in my house in Puerto Rico. I was enthralled by the opening notes of the title song, marked by the beat of the palitos right before...
Who Tells Your Story? You Do at FLS Academy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, October 18, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Oct 18, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Lin-Manuel Miranda's freestyle love supreme ends in January, but its sister school is here to stay and open to all --- Don't be surprised if you find yourself tearing up at Broadway's freestyle love supreme. Although the hip-hop musical improv show is mostly comedic, there are segments designed to elicit a mix of emotions, particularly a bit in which...
How an Unknown Actor Came to Star Opposite Mary-Louise Parker
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Tuesday, October 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Will Hochman talks about making his Broadway debut in the two-character play The Sound Inside --- Will Hochman had only appeared in two professional stage productions before he found himself sitting with three of the most accomplished theatre artists working today. "It was David Cromer, who would go on to win the Tony [for directing The Band's Visit]...
Who's That Hunk Romancing Marisa Tomei?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, October 09, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 9, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Emun Elliott on his steamy Broadway debut in Roundabout's revival of The Rose Tattoo --- Scottish actor Emun Elliott came this close to acting on Broadway four years ago. "I did a play called A View from the Bridge," he says, referring to the Young Vic mounting of the Arthur Miller classic, directed by Ivo van Hove. That London production transferred...
One Musical's Epic Quest to Get to Broadway
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, October 08, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 8, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After seven years and multiple incarnations, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical hits Broadway Since 1961, TheaterWorksUSA has toured lit-based shows for young audiences to 49 states and parts of Canada. But the nonprofit's productions never made it to Broadway… until now. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Longacre...
Finding the Heart of an Easy-to-Hate Character
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 07, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 7, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Ian Barford on his challenging role in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway --- Ian Barford realizes that some audience members may view the 50-year-old divorcé he portrays in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista as "despicable, a misanthrope, a narcissist and probably a nihilist." He feels that way about him too. But the actor also sees his character,...
Broadway Is His Day Job
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 03, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 3, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Ty Jones is running the Classical Theatre of Harlem while acting in The Great Society --- The timing was perfect. After a four-year stint on Starz's crime drama Power, Ty Jones' special agent character was about to be killed off when he got offered a role in Broadway's The Great Society, no audition required. Make that multiple roles. Jones portrays...
What Happens When a Show Hits Too Close to Home?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Wednesday, September 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
Wed Sep 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
A theatre lover has an unexpected catharsis in the dark --- Someone in the audience was crying -- loudly. While I appreciated his attempts to muffle his hysterical sobs, what I really wanted was for him to vanish. The way the protagonist was reacting to his father's death was upsetting enough, especially for anyone who'd lost a dad like I just did....
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