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Don't Worry, You Get Safety Kits
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, October 25, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 25, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Cara Scarmack's examination of motherhood, isolation, the apocalypse and everyday weirdness --- By the time I arrived at Cara Scarmack's some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat, presented by Buran Theatre at Collapsable Hole, I'd already traveled through three boroughs and was schlepping a very large to-go cup of soup. That turned out...
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...
Two Provocative Off-Broadway Plays, One Insightful Director
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, October 23, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 23, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why Kimberly Senior enjoys helming shows that raise tough questions about our multicultural society --- At first glance, Aasif Mandvi's Sakina's Restaurant at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre and Eleanor Burgess' The Niceties at Manhattan Theatre Club don't seem to have much in common. The former is a revival of a 20-year-old solo show in which the...
Making Edna St. Vincent Millay Sing
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 22, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 22, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How an iconic 1912 poem inspired an unconventional musical --- Veteran musical director Carmel Dean had worked closely with celebrated artists ranging from Green Day to Chita Rivera, but she panicked when she met Stephen Sondheim -- not because she revered him (although she does), but because he asked what she was working on. She had heard that he...
How Do You Conjure a Feminist Icon Onstage?
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, October 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Oct 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
How playwright Emily Mann turned Gloria Steinem's life into activist theatre --- Breaking new ground for women in theatre is nothing new for Emily Mann. The 66-year-old playwright and director, who has served as the artistic director of New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center since 1991, was the first female to helm productions at many storied regional...
How ABT's Fall Season Moves Beyond Ballet
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Oct 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    1 comment Share This
American Ballet Theatre debuts two works that incorporate tap and contemporary dance --- This week, American Ballet Theatre returns to Lincoln Center with a fall season that is lean, adventurous and bracingly contemporary. Alongside works by eminent choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins (in honor of his centennial), Twyla...
What Does It Mean to Be Human?
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, October 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Andrew R. Butler's new folk musical is set two centuries from now but speaks to today --- A man with long, unruly red hair and a matching beard takes the Ars Nova stage with a guitar. He says his name is Rags Parkland and he's going to be singing some tunes. He strums his instrument and croons a love song -- but his object of desire is surprising....
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