Category: Broadway
What's It Like Playing a Version of Barack Obama on Broadway?
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, April 18, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Apr 18, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Peter Francis James on the alternate universe of Hillary and Clinton --- In Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton, currently running on Broadway, titular star Laurie Metcalf comes on stage and introduces the play as herself. She makes it clear that, even though the show is about a woman named Hillary with a husband named Bill who is losing the 2008...
Why Michael Mayer Revisited His Youth for 'Burn This'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, April 16, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Apr 16, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
The Tony winner talks about directing the starry Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama --- If you were taking bets on whether the tempestuous, mismatched lovers at the center of Lanford Wilson's Burn This would continue their relationship after the curtain falls, cynics would probably say no. That must make Michael Mayer, the director of the...
She's Lighting Up the Underworld on Broadway
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Great Comet star Amber Gray on her three-year journey with Hadestown --- Although the new Broadway musical Hadestown has been in development for more than a decade, creator Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin agree that it really started to gel three years ago when they staged an immersive concert-style incarnation Off-Broadway at New...
Predicting the Next Big Names in Costume Design for 25 Years
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 12, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why the list of Young Master winners at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards reads like a who's who of the industry --- Where do you look to find the next big name in theatrical costume design? For the past quarter century, the winners of the Young Master Award at the annual TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards have been a great predictor. Named for legendary costume...
She's the Secret Ingredient in Three Hit Plays
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, April 08, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How dramaturg Sarah Lunnie helped birth What the Constitution Means to Me, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Hillary and Clinton --- One of the most vital roles in new play development is also the most inscrutable: the oft-misunderstood dramaturg. But Sarah Lunnie is happy to demystify what she does. "I think about my role as that of a collaborative editor,"...
Last Time She Was on Broadway She Made History. This Time She's Stopping the Show.
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 05, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Ali Stroker stars as Ado Annie in a bold new take on Oklahoma! --- The morning after Ali Stroker performed "I Cain't Say No" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she woke up to thousands of new Instagram followers. No wonder: Belting out her character Ado Annie's sexy signature solo from Oklahoma!, currently running at Broadway's Circle in the...
How Do You Tell the Story of The Temptations?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, March 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Dominique Morisseau on the challenges of writing the book for the bio-musical Ain't Too Proud --- Near the beginning of Ain't Too Proud -- The Life and Times of The Temptations, a teenage Otis Williams invites Melvin Franklin to join his singing group. Melvin tells Otis to ask his mother -- and then hides behind a tree while Otis does so. While...
A Funny Thing Happened On Her Way to 'Kiss Me, Kate'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, March 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Mar 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How a canceled production led to Stephanie Styles' Broadway debut --- "This may be my first time on Broadway, but a lot has led me to here," says Stephanie Styles, the 27-year-old triple threat playing Lois in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate. A Houston native who's been performing professionally...
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