Category: Directing
How Do You Direct Two Musicals at Once?
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, August 17, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 17, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Andy Sandberg opens Neurosis and R.R.R.E.D. Off-Broadway --- Working on two shows simultaneously has driven Andy Sandberg to drink -- large quantities of Pepsi Max. "The actors frequently tease me because I am constantly carrying two-liter bottles in my hand," says the director, who's helming the romantic musical comedy Neurosis and the political...
Meet the Hardest Working Man in New York Theatre
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 10, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 10, 2018  •   Directing  •    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...
Exploring Addiction Through Immersive Theatre
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, July 16, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 16, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Trainspotting Live is giving audiences a rush Off-Broadway --- Inspired by Irvine Welsh's eponymous novel about a motley crew of young drug users wreaking havoc in '80s Edinburgh, Trainspotting Live lands stateside at Roy Arias Stages after years of touring the U.K. and beyond. Although this version blends elements from the book, Harry Gibson's...
How Are Six Performers Playing One Part?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, July 12, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 12, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the unusual process of making Mary Page Marlowe --- When Susan Pourfar was cast as the title character in Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe, which traces seven decades of an ordinary woman's life, she geared up for the role in an unusual way -- by consulting all the other Mary Page Marlowes. Pourfar is one of six actresses (plus a baby doll) portraying...
How Much Do You Know About the Little Rock Nine?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, June 27, 2018  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jun 27, 2018  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Writer-director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj dramatizes a critical moment in our nation's history --- It's long been said that history is written by the winners. But when those victors are people of color, they often don't get to tell the heroic parts of their past. That may be why playwright Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj never heard about the Little Rock Nine...
Examining the Human Toll of Income Inequality
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Monday, June 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tony-winning director Doug Hughes embraces the moral quandaries in Dan Cody's Yacht --- Director Doug Hughes vividly remembers the day he met playwright Anthony Giardina. A blizzard was swirling outside and Hughes, then a young associate artistic director for Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), was at home reading scripts when he came across Giardina's...
'Summer and Smoke,' Stripped-Down and Sexy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, May 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why Jack Cummings III took a minimalist approach to the Tennessee Williams classic --- At first Classic Stage Company's revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke looks a little curious. Pent-up Mississippi maid Alma (played by Tony nominee Marin Ireland) talks about her handkerchief, but her fingers are empty. Her lifelong crush, bad boy Dr....
Robert O'Hara's Radical Makeover of 'Henry V'
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, May 02, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 2, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The director helms a free production of the Shakespeare play at the Public Theater --- When the Public Theater approached Robert O'Hara about doing a Shakespeare show for its Mobile Unit, he immediately suggested Henry V. The Obie-winning director-playwright (Bootycandy, Mankind) had previously done student mountings of the play and the opportunity...
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