Category: Broadway
When a Conventional Choreographic Approach Won't Work
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Patrick McCollum found the right moves for Broadway's The Band's Visit --- How do you create choreography for a subtle story about human connection? That's what Patrick McCollum had to figure out when he was brought on to add movement to The Band's Visit, an intimate, character-driven musical about an Egyptian military band that gets stranded...
Never Show Vulnerability, Except When Singing
Thursday, January 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Jan 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in Choir Boy --- Six years after its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Manhattan Theatre Club, Tarrell Alvin McCraney's music-infused Choir Boy brings its light to Broadway. Set at an all-African-American prep school for boys, the play examines the spectrum of black masculinity as a fabulous gay student and...
Hear How Tony and Pulitzer Prize Winners Do It
Tuesday, January 08, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 8, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Guggenheim's Works & Process series gives audiences insight into the creative process --- The Guggenheim Museum is world-renowned for its visual art installations, but did you know it also showcases big names in the performing arts? The museum's Works & Process series, which takes place in its intimate Peter B. Lewis Theater on the lower...
Notes on My Mother's Theatregoing
Tuesday, January 01, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jan 1, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A playwright recalls seeing shows with his mother in the '80s, courtesy of TDF --- "She loved the theatre, would arrange groups of ten with TDF. She had lists of people, teacher friends mostly -- we went every week. 10am -- the minute tickets became available -- in bed, pressing the button on her demon dialer." Those lines are from my play Notes...
Unexpectedly Encountering God on Broadway
Friday, December 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Dec 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A theatregoer of faith recounts her epiphany at Hamilton --- I first saw my faith reflected on the secular stage when I watched Hamilton on Broadway. As someone who grew up attending a Baptist church for more than 20 years, I didn't expect to find it there. But I definitely felt the presence of God at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. I'll set the stage:...
Do We Really Need to Watch Shows in Silence?
Monday, December 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    15 comments Share This
Mon Dec 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    15 comments Share This
A Latinx theatregoer makes the case for loosening up audience "rules" --- Growing up in Honduras, I picked up my knowledge of theatre etiquette from the movies (thank you Pretty Woman and Citizen Kane). I learned that I shouldn't talk, that I should unwrap my candy before the show and that I should sit as still as possible and wait for my cues to...
Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out with fellow Drama Desk nominator and journalist, Doug Strassler. Today's topic: dance sequences in straight plays Linda Buchwald: I came up with the idea for this GOFO when I saw Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's...
My Life in a Theatre
Thursday, December 06, 2018  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
Thu Dec 6, 2018  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
One seasoned audience member's tribute to the memories he's made at the Shubert --- "Remember?" The three-note motif had insinuated itself into my mind's ear since we took our seats in the balcony of Broadway's Shubert Theatre, where we were about to see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! It wasn't from a song in the show, so I wondered why I was hearing...
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