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How Do You Conjure a Cartoon Onstage?
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, November 29, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 29, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How David Zinn designed the costumes for SpongeBob SquarePants --- When Ethan Slater bounds onstage for the opening number of the new musical SpongeBob SquarePants at Broadway's Palace Theatre, he's clearly the title character even though he looks little like an animated rectangular sponge. Stylistic hints of his cartoon namesake -- a yellow shirt,...
He's Playing Another Russian Jew But Not Singing This Time
By DAVID COTE
Tuesday, November 28, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 28, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Danny Burstein portrays doomed Soviet author Isaac Babel in Describe the Night --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles The opening scene of Rajiv Joseph's history-inspired drama Describe the Night takes place in 1920, as the young writer Isaac Babel travels through Soviet-occupied Poland...
This Show Launched Their Friendship and Their Careers
By SUZY EVANS
Monday, November 27, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 27, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two costars of The Wolves talk about the play's life-changing impact --- When Sarah Mezzanotte and Tedra Millan met performing in The Wolves at Vassar's Powerhouse Theater in summer 2016, they immediately connected. "We were each other's first friend in the cast," Millan remembers. "We bonded over quesadillas and being from the same area in Philly." A...
Holiday Theatre Hot List
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 22, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 22, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up 10 festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out for date night, or looking to drink, laugh, or sing along, there's a production for you. Bonus: At press time, many of these shows...
He Wrote the Part for Himself But He's Not Doing It
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, November 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Why David Cale was happy to let someone else star in his new solo show Harry Clarke --- Veteran playwright and performer David Cale is known for his genre-defying solo shows, notably The Redthroats at Second Stage Theatre, A Likely Story at the New Group, and his Obie Award-winning Lillian at Playwrights Horizons. So when he began developing his latest...
Wait, Is the Same Guy Playing All Those Parts?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Monday, November 20, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 20, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
How Mark Bedard approaches multiple roles in Pride and Prejudice --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles When Mark Bedard was cast in Kate Hamill's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved 19th-century novel Pride and Prejudice, he called his father to share the good news. "His response...
You May Recognize Some Songs But You've Never Seen This Musical
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, November 17, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 17, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The Mad Ones finally makes it to Off-Broadway --- If you search for the song "Run Away With Me" by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk on YouTube, you'll find viral versions by Broadway stars such as Jeremy Jordan (886K views), Michael Arden (397K views), and Aaron Tveit (1.2 million views). Those stats would be impressive for any show-tune video,...
What's It Like to Have Tourette Syndrome?
By NED MOORE
Thursday, November 16, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 16, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
A new solo shows offers a visceral, video-enhanced experience of the condition --- Performer and playwright Gardiner Comfort has Tourette syndrome, a tic disorder that causes a range of involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. When developing his autobiographical solo show about living with the condition, he knew he wanted to do more than...
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