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On Broadway, This Goofy Dance Might Break Your Heart
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, February 24, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 24, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Significant Other's wedding choreography --- You wouldn't think a goofy wedding dance could break your heart, but here we are. Early in Significant Other, which is now on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, three college friends are gathered for another friend's wedding, and at first, they're far too cool for this particular school. Hanging on the...
What's It Like Conducting Broadway's Largest Orchestra?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, February 15, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 15, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Musical director Kristen Blodgette on her big role in Sunset Boulevard --- There's been a great deal of fanfare surrounding Glenn Close's return to her Tony-winning role of Norma Desmond in the current revival of Sunset Boulevard. But she's not the only artist who worked on the original Broadway production who's come back. During the '90s run of Sunset,...
In this Musical, Kindness and Songs Repel Tragedy
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The true story behind Broadway's Come From Away --- At a time when Canada is looking very, very appealing to many Americans, Come From Away gives us yet another reason to embrace our neighbors to the north. The new musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein takes place in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, where 38 flights carrying nearly...
Why Couldn't I Be Caryl Churchill?
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, February 06, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Feb 6, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
An admittedly lesser-known playwright pens a tribute to the dramatist he envies most Welcome to Fanmail, our tributes to theatre artists we admire --- There are playwrights I respect. There are playwrights I revere. But there's only one playwright whom I have ever wished I could be, and that is Caryl Churchill. Having seen many of her plays and read...
Why This Play Sparks Memories of My Mom
By LISA BURDIGE
Monday, January 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jan 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How The Beauty Queen of Leenane helped me process my own mother-daughter drama --- My ex-husband was in love with all things Irish. So when the Druid Theatre Company's production of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane came to Broadway in 1998, he was dying to go. We were too broke to afford tickets, so my parents bought seats for all four...
Your Broadway Spring Preview! (2017 Edition)
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, January 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Jan 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A guide to 22 upcoming productions --- The spring is always busy on Broadway, but this season is especially robust. There are 22 productions opening between now and late April, from thoughtful new plays to star-packed revivals of classic musicals. The following guide will help you navigate what's coming, so you can plan your ideal calendar. Happy...
Why Has He Played the Same Role for 20 Years?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 18, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Anthony Chisholm never tires of August Wilson's Jitney Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles --- After 50 years in the theatre, Anthony Chisholm has naturally played a wide variety of roles, but there's one that he just keeps returning to: Fielding, a mischievous, alcoholic car service...
This Quiet Woman Changes a Broadway Play
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, January 12, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 12, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside a crucial character in The Present --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. The Present is full of big talkers, so at first, we might overlook Sophia. Quiet and observant, she slips around the corners of the play, which Andrew Upton has adapted from an early Chekhov drama. She mostly just...
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