Category: Broadway
How 'Sea Wall / A Life' Smashes the Actor-Audience Divide
Wednesday, August 07, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Aug 7, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Carrie Cracknell directs Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge in her Broadway debut --- Theatregoers often react audibly at Sea Wall / A Life, a pair of complementary monologues by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne at Broadway's Hudson Theatre. Delivered directly to the audience by Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal, these cathartic stories about men grappling...
Why I Obsessively See Certain Shows
Monday, August 05, 2019  •   Broadway  •    11 comments Share This
Mon Aug 5, 2019  •   Broadway  •    11 comments Share This
For certain productions, once is not nearly enough -- but I have rules for returning  --- Back in 2015 I remember thinking to myself: I can do without the gym membership this month. Or perhaps walk more and give less of my money to the MTA. I don't really need three meals a day. No, I wasn't trying to lose weight. I was pondering how I could...
Legendary Broadway Director-Producer Harold "Hal" Prince Dies at Age 91
Wednesday, July 31, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 31, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
He won more Tony Awards than any individual, 21 in total, and was a great friend to TDF --- Broadway icon Harold "Hal" Prince, also known as the Prince of Broadway, died this morning at age 91 after a brief illness. During his almost 70-year career in theatre, he helped create some of the most successful shows of all time, both artistically and commercially....
Don't Be Late to the Theatre. But If You Are, Here's How to Act
Wednesday, July 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jul 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Late happens. Here are three rules to follow so I won't trip you when you come through my row --- It happened to me once. I had tickets to see Jane Fonda in 33 Variations on a weeknight and a work meeting ran late. (Granted, it had transferred to a Ninth Avenue bar, but it was still business.) I thought I gave myself enough time to make it to the...
When the Cast Changes, I Go Back
Monday, July 01, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jul 1, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Why I'm obsessed with revisiting my favorite shows when new stars arrive When I heard that Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel were going into Waitress, I immediately bought tickets. I'd already seen the musical twice before, but I was dying to see how these two talented real-life BFFs would play opposite each other. A few months later, Shoshana Bean...
Performing in 'Frozen' While Writing Family Musicals on the Side
Friday, June 28, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 28, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Kevin Del Aguila penned Dog Man: The Musical backstage on Broadway --- Kevin Del Aguila spends almost all his waking hours making kids happy through theatre. Eight shows a week he plays Oaken, the adorably goofy owner of a trading post and sauna in Disney's Frozen on Broadway. But when he's not performing, he's busy turning beloved children's...
Tony Award Winners 2019: 'Hadestown' Wins the Night
Sunday, June 09, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Jun 9, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tonys have all been given out, and Hadestown was the big winner, with a total of eight awards, including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for André De Shields, who was born the year before the Tonys debuted 72 years ago. From parody songs -- host James Corden's customized lyrics for "Michael in...
Celebrate Pride at These LGBTQ-Themed Shows
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
13 productions to get you in the spirit of Pride Month --- Sure, parades and parties are fun. But as avid theatregoers, my husband and I spend a lot of our Pride Month seeing shows with LGBTQ appeal. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, there's a veritable rainbow of options, including plays about the pioneers who came...
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