Category: Broadway
Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 13, 2019  •   Broadway  •    57 comments Share This
Wed Nov 13, 2019  •   Broadway  •    57 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...
Paul Hilton Can Hear You Crying and That's Okay
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, October 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Oct 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The veteran British actor talks about making his Broadway debut in The Inheritance --- Paul Hilton always hears weeping when his character, Walter Poole, tries to explain to his younger friend Eric Glass (Kyle Soller) what it was like living through the AIDS crisis in the '80s. The heartbreaking monologue closes out Act I of The Inheritance, Matthew...
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...
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