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Tony Award Nominations 2018
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, May 01, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 1, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The Tony Award nominations for the 2017-2018 Broadway season are out! The complete list is below, along with links to all of the articles we've written about these shows on TDF Stages. The 72nd annual ceremony will take place Sunday, June 10 at Radio City Music Hall, hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. Best Musical Frozen Mean Girls - read...
Jack Davenport Is Making a 'Smash' in His Broadway Debut
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Monday, April 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The TV and film actor returns to his theatrical roots in Saint Joan --- Although Jack Davenport is well-known to theatre fans for his performance as Tony-winning director Derek Wills on the TV show Smash, the 45-year-old British actor has never been on Broadway…until now. As the Earl of Warwick in Manhattan Theatre Club's revival of George...
Why You Need to Hear Charles Ignatius Sancho's Story
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 27, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 27, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Paterson Joseph's bio show spotlights a forgotten black pioneer --- You've probably never heard of Charles Ignatius Sancho, the first black Briton to vote back in 1774. Playwright/ performer Paterson Joseph, who is also black and British, hadn't either until he discovered Gretchen Gerzina's book Black England. A classically trained actor known for...
How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, April 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Working Theater's ambitious five-play series connects disparate NYC communities --- Adam Kraar's new play Alternating Currents is set in a real housing complex in Flushing, Queens called Electchester. It's full of vibrant details only someone familiar with the development would know, such as references to the red-tailed hawks that reside on one of...
Drama Desk Award Nominations for 2018
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, April 26, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 26, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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...
WATCH: Gibney's Spring Season
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Wednesday, April 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 25, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
A few weeks ago, we went behind the scenes at Gibney to give you an intimate look at how this downtown dance hub crafts performances and fosters community. We continue our coverage of this singular performing arts organization with a pair of mini-documentaries about Gibney's upcoming split bill -- Senior Company Director Amy Miller's Valence and guest...
This Play Wouldn't Exist Without Her Students
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Tuesday, April 24, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 24, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
How Lucy Thurber's new drama was inspired by a pair of her pupils --- Obie-winning playwright Lucy Thurber is as interested in talking about her teaching experiences as her new drama Transfers at MCC Theater. That makes sense since her world-premiere play is inspired by students she worked with as MCC's Youth Company Playwriting Lab Director. Like...
Making 'Children of a Lesser God' Accessible Onstage and Backstage
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, April 23, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 23, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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....
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