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Drama Desk Award Nominations for 2018
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, April 26, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The theatre awards season kicks into high gear with the announcement of the 2018 Drama Desk nominations. Unlike the Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway productions, the Drama Desk considers all New York City theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off Off. Below are the nominees for the 2017-2018 season, plus links to all of the articles we've written...
Making 'Children of a Lesser God' Accessible Onstage and Backstage
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, April 23, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Lauren Ridloff shares the show's unprecedented accommodations for people who are deaf --- Lauren Ridloff was two years old when the original production of Children of a Lesser God debuted on Broadway in 1980, and eight when her parents brought her to see the movie version starring Marlee Matlin, an actress who is deaf, playing a woman named Sarah....
She Makes the 'Mean Girls' Sound Fetch
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 20, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Meet Broadway musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, one of the show's unsung sheroes --- Much has been written about the girl power of Broadway's Mean Girls. After all, the female-focused musical comedy about a naïve new student learning to navigate the high school hierarchy is the brainchild of feminist funnywoman Tina Fey, based on her hit...
The Triangle at the Heart of 'My Fair Lady'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 18, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
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Allan Corduner on playing Pickering in the Broadway revival --- Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and his Cockney flower girl protégé Eliza Doolittle may have a will-they-or-won't-they relationship in My Fair Lady, but his pal Colonel Pickering is really his soul mate. Their bromance in on enchanting display in Bartlett Sher's...
Capturing the Complex Tone of 'Carousel' Through Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, April 13, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Ballet star Justin Peck on making his Broadway debut as choreographer --- Although Justin Peck has been a boldface name in the dance world for a number of years, the revival of Carousel at the Imperial Theatre marks his Broadway debut as choreographer. The 30-year-old joined New York City Ballet as a dancer in 2006 and was promoted to soloist seven...
Is It Rock? Is It Classical? Forget Labels, It's All Music
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, April 03, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How Rocktopia brings rock, classical, and Broadway musicians together --- Henry Aronson is a keyboardist and musical director with 30 years of Broadway credits. Tony Bruno is a guitarist and songwriter who has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, and Joan Jett. Although they usually inhabit different scenes,...
Why We Can All Relate to 'Three Tall Women'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Monday, April 02, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Tony nominee Alison Pill on the prescience of Edward Albee's 27-year-old play --- Edward Albee's Three Tall Women was clearly not written in the digital era. A lawyer makes a house call that would now be done by Skype; bills are settled by mail, not online; and the only hint of a cell phone came when one trilled in the audience (seriously, turn those...
WATCH: Backstage at Autism-Friendly Performances of 'Wicked' and 'Aladdin'
Monday, March 26, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Earlier this year, TDF hosted autism-friendly performances of two beloved Broadway musicals: Wicked and Aladdin. Not only did the audiences have an amazing time, the performers did, too. During both shows, cast members took over our TDF Instagram feed to give theatre lovers behind-the-scenes peeks at the productions. Because the house lighting is kept...
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