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Join the Resistance: See a Show
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, January 09, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 9, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why politically charged theatre is more important than ever --- Since the presidential election, a war cry has gone up among many in the theatre community to radicalize the stage, to imagine dramatic extensions and expressions of "the resistance" akin to those created by Bertolt Brecht in Germany, Dario Fo in Italy, and Athol Fugard in South Africa....
That Time I Performed as a Singing Rat
By REVEREND JEN MILLER
Thursday, January 05, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 5, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
An underground artist remembers when she tried to conquer Broadway --- I haven't been to many Broadway musicals. Most of my theatregoing experience involves attending off-off-off-Broadway shows, or mounting my own bizarre indie performances like my open mic, Reverend Jen's Anti-Slam, which has been running for over 20 years. At the Anti-Slam, anything...
WATCH: Why Does Someone Yell 'Places'?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, December 19, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 19, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check our "Places," which we made with our friends at Fight or Flight. --- Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary videos....
How Alice Ripley Convinced Me I'm Not Crazy
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Tuesday, December 06, 2016  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Dec 6, 2016  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A committed Next to Normal fan opens up about his obsession --- For reasons I don't entirely understand, I am obsessed with Next to Normal. It goes beyond the fact that the musical is a masterpiece that won a slew of rave reviews and awards, including the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. I saw it several times on Broadway, a few additional performances...
The Complicated Truth of 'Dear Evan Hansen'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, December 02, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 2, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Book writer Steven Levenson on the power of moral tension --- In some ways, "You Will Be Found" is just a moving song. The power ballad that closes act one of Dear Evan Hansen, it marks the moment when Evan, a socially anxious teenager, delivers a heartfelt speech about a friend, Connor, who has recently met with tragedy. Shaking with emotion, Evan...
How 'School of Rock' Changed My Life
By ANDI STEBBINS
Wednesday, November 30, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 30, 2016  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A teenager's personal connection to the musical --- I am a 15-year-old "theatre geek" and I live in a suburb of Boston. I started performing on stage when I was eight years old, and I absolutely love it! I hope to do it professionally one day. I try to see all the touring productions I can and, of course, I watch a lot of clips of shows on YouTube....
How to Be a Dad in the 'Bronx'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, November 21, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 21, 2016  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Richard H. Blake gets personal in the musical A Bronx Tale --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. For all the things it's about – New York City in the 1960s, the ups and downs of Italian-Americans, the ways a neighborhood can shape your identity – A Bronx Tale is especially about...
Creating the Wild World of 'Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, November 11, 2016  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Nov 11, 2016  •   Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
Inside the design of the new Broadway musical --- In the most literal sense, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 doesn't have a set design at all. An electro-pop opera based on a scandalous romantic subplot in Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, the show follows young Natasha as she gets seduced by a married man named Anatole, breaks off...
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