Category: Broadway
Dancing Across the Political Aisle at 'The Prom'
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Thursday, November 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two stars of the new Broadway musical comedy talk about its healing properties --- Prom has long been a rite of passage for American teens, a celebration of impending adulthood and, overwhelmingly, heterosexuality. That last part presents a problem for Emma in the new Broadway musical The Prom since she wants to bring her girlfriend. The PTA in her...
Creating Costumes in a Giant Ape's Shadow
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, November 08, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 8, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning designer Roger Kirk returns to Broadway with King Kong --- Costume designer Roger Kirk didn't have to worry about dressing the title character for King Kong on Broadway. Apes don't wear clothes, even when a massive animatronic one is the star of the show. But the Tony winner faced many other challenges crafting the hundreds of costumes...
Why a Lawyer Felt Compelled to Write 'American Son'
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, November 05, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 5, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown makes his Broadway debut with the racially charged drama --- The new Broadway play American Son explores the notion of justice (or lack thereof) by chronicling a fraught night in the life of a Florida family whose teenage son has gone missing. His parents, an interracial couple played by Scandal's Kerry Washington...
He Doesn't Design Sets, He Creates Environments
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, October 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Tony nominee Dane Laffrey completely reconfigured the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater for Lewiston/Clarkston --- "You said you needed space; I gave you space," a drug-addicted mother tells her estranged gay son in Lewiston/Clarkston, two plays by Samuel D. Hunter presented as one evening at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The mother's comment...
WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'A Very Wicked Halloween'
Monday, October 29, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 29, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
No one mourns for Wicked! That's because, after 15 years on Broadway, Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's musical about the friendship between the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good is still going strong. In honor of this thrillifying anniversary, NBC aired the hour-long concert special A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway...
Why a Tony-Winning Director Decided to Return to Acting
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, October 25, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Oct 25, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
David Cromer on costarring in The Waverly Gallery on Broadway --- How do you follow up winning the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical? For David Cromer, who snagged that statuette for his work on The Band's Visit, the answer was to book an acting gig. The prolific director -- who launched his career in Chicago before making his name Off-Broadway...
He Doesn't Mind That Some of His Costars Are Animals
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, October 24, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Oct 24, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Justin Edwards on the necessary realism of The Ferryman on Broadway --- W.C. Fields famously quipped that actors should "never work with children or animals." Yet Justin Edwards is doing both in his Broadway debut in The Ferryman. Jez Butterworth's breathtaking, three-hour-plus epic focuses on an incredibly eventful day for the Carneys, an Irish farming...
Why Does the Audience Exit This Play Arguing?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, October 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Director Leigh Silverman helps explore heady questions in Broadway's The Lifespan of a Fact --- In this era of #AlternativeFacts and #FakeNews, a show called The Lifespan of a Fact sounds like it was written about where we are right now. However, this new Broadway play was inspired by real-life events that predate Twitter. The editor of a glossy magazine...
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