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Which Spirit Is Moving Her, Exactly?
By by Susan Reiter
Thursday, February 19, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 19, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
By JACK SMART Some demons are imaginary and some of them are real, and during a climactic moment in Little Children Dream of God, they all engulf the stage. Jeff Augustin's play, now in Roundabout's Underground series, follows a Haitian immigrant named Sula, who has floated to Miami on a car tire in search of a better life. Eventually, though,...
Just Move the Car and Stage the Play
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, February 13, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 13, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
By MARK BLANKENSHIP It's no accident that The Groundling takes place in a guy's garage. Marc Palmieri's new comedy, now at Axis Theatre, follows Bob Malone, a landscaper who's so moved by an outdoor performance of Love's Labour's Lost that he decides to write his own play about his marriage. He mostly casts his friends and family---though...
Are You Sure You Want to Do That?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, January 14, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 14, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Director Michael Longhurst isn't big on naturalism---at least not for the shows he helms. That's part of why he and playwright Nick Payne work so well together. Over the past three years, the British compatriots have collaborated on a number of thought-provoking productions. Now they're both making their Broadway debuts with Manhattan Theatre Club's...
Anything Can Make Music In The Woods
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, January 13, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 13, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
By LINDA BUCHWALD In Fiasco Theater's production of Into The Woods, now at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theater, the handle of a suitcase flopping back and forth can make music. So can the chime of a grandfather clock.  This scaled-down production of Stephen Sondheim's 1987 musical, which follows a group of fairy tale characters past the end of...
Can You Handle What I Really Think of You?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, January 07, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 7, 2015  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
By MARK BLANKENSHIP In one way or another, most of us compete with our friends. Maybe we feel relieved that our jobs make us happier or that our marriages seem healthier. Maybe we feel the slightest bit smug when we understand a political reference and they don't. Living in Western society, it's just hard to avoid that kind of one-upmanship. But...
Meet Company XIV
By Mark Blankenship
Wednesday, December 17, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 17, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Company XIV is a dance-theatre company where art and entertainment crash together. This video features company members Austin McCormick, Laura Careless, and Davon Rainey. y classic. ...
The Unexpected King of Cartoon Music
By Eliza Bent
Tuesday, November 04, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 4, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Chances are you're familiar with Raymond Scott's music... you just don't know it. The 20th-century American electronic music pioneer composed many of what became animation's most infamous tunes, even though he didn't write them with Bugs Bunny in mind. Director Jon Levin was humming one of Scott's melodies, "Powerhouse," when a friend described how,...
Turning an Elevator into an Entire World
By Jack Smart
Monday, November 03, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 3, 2014  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Two days into rehearsals for Lift at 59E59, director John Marshall III got stuck in an elevator. Most people entombed in a metal box might feel alarmed, claustrophobic, or at the very least, concerned. Instead, Marshall was thrilled. "I think the people running the building probably thought I was crazy," he says. "I'm like, 'Don't hurry, it's ok! It's...
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