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How Do You Dance to Federico García Lorca?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, April 06, 2018  •   Dance  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Apr 6, 2018  •   Dance  •    3 comments Share This
Ballet Hispánico presents two world premieres inspired by the Spanish writer --- "I'm trying to branch out the awareness of what it is to be Latino in all its fabulousness -- not just from iconic representations or stereotypes from the past," says Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. Founded in 1970, the...
The Library Was Her Home -- Literally
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, April 05, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 5, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Sharon Washington's solo memoir examines her unusual New York City upbringing --- Sharon Washington loves being an actor. That comes through in her autobiographical solo show Feeding the Dragon, presented by Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Yet despite her 30 years onscreen and stage, the show focuses on a time before she found the spotlight,...
What I Learned From Committing Cultural Appropriation
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, April 05, 2018  •   Behind the Scene  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Apr 5, 2018  •   Behind the Scene  •    3 comments Share This
Performer and playwright Eliza Bent shares the backstory of her new solo show --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. Last summer I was at a dinner party recounting one of my tried-and-true tales. It's about a home movie I made at age 11 in which I portrayed Queen Liliuokalani,...
Why 'Yerma' Should Always Take Place Now
By DIANE SNYDER
Wednesday, April 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How Simon Stone radically reinvented an 84-year-old play --- Initially, playwright and director Simon Stone wasn't sure Federico García Lorca's Yerma would resonate with modern-day audiences. To him, the 1934 tragedy about a Catholic woman in rural Spain whose longing for a child sends her over the edge seemed woefully out of date. "I was like,...
Is It Rock? Is It Classical? Forget Labels, It's All Music
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, April 03, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 3, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Rocktopia brings rock, classical, and Broadway musicians together --- Henry Aronson is a keyboardist and musical director with 30 years of Broadway credits. Tony Bruno is a guitarist and songwriter who has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, and Joan Jett. Although they usually inhabit different scenes,...
Why We Can All Relate to 'Three Tall Women'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Monday, April 02, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 2, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony nominee Alison Pill on the prescience of Edward Albee's 27-year-old play --- Edward Albee's Three Tall Women was clearly not written in the digital era. A lawyer makes a house call that would now be done by Skype; bills are settled by mail, not online; and the only hint of a cell phone came when one trilled in the audience (seriously, turn those...
Watch Our Favorite Clips from 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Sunday, April 01, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Apr 1, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
If you're a fan of live TV musicals, you were probably glued to the television for NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar, which starred John Legend, Waitress' Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, Hamilton alum Brandon Victor Dixon, and Jason Tam. Here's a look at some of our favorite clips: ...
Can Conservative Values and Progressive Politics Coexist?
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Friday, March 30, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Mar 30, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Playwright Abby Rosebrock tries to work that out in Dido of Idaho --- Abby Rosebrock did sketch comedy and worked in academia before becoming a performer-playwright. She was most fulfilled when the two went together. "It's like being a singer-songwriter," she explains. "You've written your own material and the performance is integral to bringing...
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