When Color-Blind Casting Get Complicated
Monday, August 13, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Aug 13, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A black theatre fan argues that certain white roles shouldn't be played by actors of color --- I've loved musical theatre as long as I can remember. When I was young, I would listen to my original cast recordings of Oklahoma and Candide and My Fair Lady over and over and over, and imagine myself as Curly McLain and Candide and Henry Higgins. But my...
Meet the Hardest Working Man in New York Theatre
Friday, August 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Between acting, directing, writing and teaching, Tony nominee Austin Pendleton is always busy -- and that's how he likes it --- While most of his industry peers take a break during the dog days of August, Austin Pendleton is working up a sweat in NYC, juggling multiple projects. Earlier this summer, he spent his days directing the revival of John...
He Wants You to Crack Up at His Breakup
Thursday, August 09, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Gianmarco Soresi analyzes his love life and his art in Less Than 50% --- When it comes to romance, playwright and stand-up Gianmarco Soresi admits he's a bit cynical, like many of his fellow millennials. He unpacks his generation's skeptical attitude toward relationships -- especially marriage -- in his new autobiographical comedy Less Than 50%, currently...
Seeing My Story in 'Avenue Q'
Wednesday, August 08, 2018  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
Wed Aug 8, 2018  •   Musicals  •    3 comments Share This
In honor of the musical's 15th anniversary, a fan looks back at how the musical continues to impact her life --- I was already in my mid-thirties when Avenue Q debuted Off-Broadway in 2003 at the Vineyard Theatre. Even though the fresh-out-of-college puppet protagonist Princeton (originally performed by John Tartaglia) was a generation younger than...
How a Nashville Songwriter Penned a New Jersey Rock Musical
Tuesday, August 07, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 7, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mark Allen makes his Broadway debut with Gettin' the Band Back Together --- Nashville-born Mark Allen published his first song when he was just ten years old and spent his early years collaborating with country and gospel performers. But Broadway has always been his dream. The 39 year old has finally arrived with Gettin' the Band Back Together, a...
Did You Go to See Shows with Your School?
Monday, August 06, 2018  •   Broadway  •    21 comments Share This
Mon Aug 6, 2018  •   Broadway  •    21 comments Share This
We want to hear your theatre education stories in honor of TDF's 50th anniversary --- My husband and I grew up within a few miles of each other in New York City, but our experiences were worlds apart. I was raised on the Upper West Side in a family that was able to take me to the theatre frequently. In his home in the South Bronx, Broadway was an...
A Murder Mystery with Whimsy and Politics
Friday, August 03, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 3, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Amina Henry uses her true-crime obsession to make a bold statement in Hunter John and Jane  --- Amina Henry is really into true-crime shows. She loves the way they suck her in and unsettle her mind. But while Hunter John and Jane was inspired by her affinity for the genre, it subverts the familiar formula. Currently running at JACK in Brooklyn,...
Turning a Reality-TV Obsession Into Experimental Theatre
Thursday, August 02, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 2, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two Yale School of Drama students deconstruct their love for The Real Housewives --- Andy Cohen, the executive producer of The Real Housewives, recently told Seth Meyers that the Bravo franchise is "an escape from reality." But superfans Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley disagree with that assessment. To these two theatre artists, the Housewives aren't...
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