Category: Directing
You've Never Seen 'Frankenstein' Like This
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, December 26, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 26, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why the monster dances in Ensemble for the Romantic Century's interpretation of the tale --- From Mel Brooks's campy musical comedy to a notorious closed-on-opening-night Broadway flop to the National Theatre's production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein has been adapted for the theatre countless...
Working Their Way Back to You
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Thursday, December 14, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 14, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why Jersey Boys may work even better Off-Broadway --- An 11-year run on Broadway is a rare accomplishment, yet when Jersey Boys closed in January after more than 4,500 performances, it felt premature. The Tony-winning bio-musical about the Four Seasons was still attracting respectable crowds and its loss was definitely felt -- especially by the legendary...
Returning 'Awake and Sing!' to Its Yiddish Roots
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, December 04, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 4, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why New Yiddish Rep is mounting Clifford Odets' Depression-set drama --- When New Yiddish Rep artistic director David Mandelbaum decided to produce Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Eugène Ionesco's Rhinoceros, he had to commission special Yiddish versions. But with Clifford Odets' 1935 classic Awake and Sing!, currently running at the...
It's a Play, Not a History Lesson
By HOWARD SHERMAN
Monday, November 13, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 13, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning dramatist Richard Nelson reflects on the early days of Shakespeare in the Park --- A beloved summer tradition for theatregoers, the Public Theater's free, star-studded Shakespeare in the Park may seem as old as Central Park itself. But in the late 1950s, the New York Shakespeare Festival (as it was originally known) was still a nascent...
Why This 1992 Play Still Feels Fresh
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 10, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 10, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How What We're Up Against examines office sexism --- The timing of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against is uncanny. Although the dark comedy about a woman fighting for her due in an overwhelmingly male workplace was written in 1992, it's enjoying a belated New York premiere at a moment when stories about men abusing their power are breaking almost...
How This Show Helped Birth Off-Off Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 03, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 3, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Everett Quinton celebrates the Ridiculous Theatrical Company's 50th birthday --- Charles Ludlam's Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide didn't always have two titles. When the playwright and performer penned the raucous comedy in 1967, he planned to do it with John Vaccaro and his Playhouse of the Ridiculous. But a rift between the two men...
What's It Like Being on the Autism Spectrum?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 30, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 30, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
In Uncommon Sense, Andrew Duff draws on his real-life experiences --- Of the many breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs featured in Uncommon Sense, Tectonic Theater Project's new play about people on the autism spectrum, cast member Andrew Duff's favorite scene involves "Noodle Night." Dan, who's on the spectrum, invites Sarah, who has no official...
This Play's Set in the Future But Speaks to Today
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, October 27, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 27, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Director Lila Neugebauer stages After the Blast at Lincoln Center --- It's been a banner year for Lila Neugebauer and it's not even over yet. The rising director staged world-premiere plays by Obie winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Everybody at Signature Theatre) and Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Antipodes at Playwrights Horizons), and two shows...
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