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Can We Laugh About Climate Change?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, May 21, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 21, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Bess Wohl on Continuity, her new dark comedy at Manhattan Theatre Club --- Playwright Bess Wohl relishes a good challenge. Her book for the musical Pretty Filthy was based on interviews with porn stars. She set her play Small Mouth Sounds at a silent meditation retreat so there was practically no dialogue. Yet Wohl admits writing about...
He's a Big Reason Why Audiences Exit Laughing
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Monday, May 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran character actor David Schramm talks about his showstopping role in Enter Laughing: The Musical --- When The York Theatre Company decided to revive one of its most popular productions, Enter Laughing: The Musical, for its 50th anniversary, the first call made was to director Stuart Ross. After all, he was the one who reworked Joseph Stein and...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Immersive Companies in NYC
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, May 17, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 17, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    0 comments Share This
Where to see shows that plunge you into the action --- So many companies call their shows "immersive" these days that the designation has become almost meaningless, seemingly just a shorthand for cool. But some theatres, like the five we're highlighting today, epitomize the label, creating adventurous and groundbreaking work that incorporates all...
What Happens When Mean Girls Do Macbeth?
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, May 16, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 16, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring seven young actresses, including movie star AnnaSophia Robb --- Jesse Berger, the founder and artistic director of Red Bull Theater, has never balked at the sight of blood. That sangfroid comes in handy for the company's current reimagining of Macbeth at the Lucille Lortel...
Putting Their Own Stamp on an Iconic Twyla Tharp Work
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, May 14, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 14, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
American Ballet Theatre's spring season includes a trio of pieces by the legendary dance-maker --- American Ballet Theatre's spring season, which runs through July 6 at the Metropolitan Opera House, is dominated by full-length narrative ballets, from perpetually popular 19th-century classics including Swan Lake and Le Corsaire, to more recent, lit-based...
Exploring Sexual Assault From an Unexpected Angle
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, May 13, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Emerging playwright Selina Fillinger makes her New York debut with Something Clean --- Even though Selina Fillinger earned her undergraduate playwriting degree at Northwestern University just three years ago, it's not surprising that the 25 year old is already making her New York debut with Something Clean at Roundabout Underground. After all, she...
Why Alice Ripley Is Preaching LGBTQ Acceptance in a Church
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Friday, May 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner stars in a site-specific solo show about a conservative women's moral awakening --- Alice Ripley can't remember the last time she was on stage and didn't sing. "Oh my gosh… I want to say Wild Animals You Should Know?" guesses the 55-year-old actress, who's best known for starring in Broadway musicals, notably her Tony-winning...
How Do You Explore Gender Identity Through Dance?
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Friday, May 10, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 10, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dancer-choreographer Jody Oberfelder completes her body-part trilogy with Madame Ovary --- After investigating the heart and head in her immersive dance works 4CHAMBERS and The Brain Piece, choreographer Jody Oberfelder wondered where she should travel for the final installment of her body-part trilogy. She landed on the gut and genitals, and the...
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