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Can a Paint Job Save a Town?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, January 29, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 29, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Greg Pierce explores the plight of a dying factory city in Cardinal --- Greg Pierce may be best known as Tony-winning Cabaret composer John Kander's new collaborator since lyricist Fred Ebb died. Together, they've penned a pair of challenging chamber musicals, The Landing and Kid Victory. But even though Pierce worked solo on Cardinal --...
Are You Ready to Think About Death?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 26, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 26, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Civilians' latest play looks at the end of life --- Although the inevitability of death is something we all have in common, few of us enjoy contemplating it. But Steve Cosson, the artistic director of the Obie-winning investigative theatre company The Civilians, has spent a great deal of time thinking about it over the past few years, both professionally...
How a Tennis Match Changed the Conversation
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Thursday, January 25, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 25, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Balls uses a legendary game to examine gender inequality --- It's fitting that a coed creative team decided to theatricalize the 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between 29-year-old women's champion Billie Jean King and misogynistic 55-year-old huckster Bobby Riggs. Cowritten and codirected by two male-female pairings, Balls is a circus sideshow...
WATCH: TDF's Facebook Live with Richard H. Blake and Adam Kaplan
Wednesday, January 24, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 24, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Earlier this month we welcomed A Bronx Tale stars Richard H. Blake and Adam Kaplan for a live, 20-minute chat on the TDF Facebook page. They answered fans' questions and goofed on each other -- these guys have known each other for years and really love to joke around. I particularly liked Blake's story about A Bronx Tale codirector Robert De Niro combing...
Shining a Spotlight on Mature Female Artists
By PIA CATTON
Tuesday, January 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Lumberyard's fest features three artists long absent from NYC stages --- When the leaders of Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts were planning their multidisciplinary Winter Festival at New York Live Arts, their first priority was simple. "We wanted to do a season of women," says artistic adviser Dan Hurlin, adding that a second guideline soon...
Dispelling African Stereotypes Through Theatre
By JANICE SIMPSON
Monday, January 22, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 22, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Ngozi Anyanwu makes her Off-Broadway debut at Atlantic Theater Company --- Ngozi Anyanwu was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and had what she describes as a typical American childhood in the suburbs of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her parents, in contrast, grew up in small villages in southeastern Nigeria. Every time Anyanwu, now 35, traveled...
Reexamining the Life of a Civil Rights Icon
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 19, 2018  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 19, 2018  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Obie winner Roslyn Ruff resurrects Malcolm X's wife --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Roslyn Ruff is so regal and commanding that she's been cast as the wives of two civil rights icons over the course of her extensive stage career. In 2014, she portrayed Coretta Scott King in the...
Malpaso Is Ready to Re-Joyce
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, January 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Despite much political uncertainty, a Cuban dance company returns to NYC --- Malpaso Dance Company does not waste time. Based in Havana, this adventurous contemporary troupe has evolved at lightning speed since it was founded a little over five years ago. By May 2014, Malpaso had its inaugural New York season at the Joyce Theater, and this week the...
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