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Why Mitchell Jarvis Will 'Rock' Till He Drops
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 16, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 16, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The actor on reprising his role as Lonny in Rock of Ages --- Mitchell Jarvis credits Shakespeare with inspiring him to revisit his best-known stage role, Lonny, the cheeky narrator of Rock of Ages for the show's 10th anniversary run at New World Stages. While there's seemingly more of Bon Jovi than the Bard in the jukebox musical comedy, which uses...
What Do You Do When Your Love Is Illegal?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, July 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
British playwright Chris Urch makes his U.S. debut with the Uganda-set drama The Rolling Stone at Lincoln Center --- When British playwright Chris Urch first learned about the "Kill the Gays" legislation proposed in Uganda in 2011, he couldn't help but take it to heart. As a gay man himself, the prospect scared him both politically and personally....
11 Summer Theatre Festivals to Try in NYC
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
For adventurous theatregoers, summer is the most exciting season in New York. Throughout July and August, the city hosts an array of festivals featuring new shows in various stages of development. Ambitions are usually high while prices are typically low. In fact, TDF members can snag $11 tickets to many offerings at these 11 eclectic fests, so you...
How Do You Build a Compelling Repertory Season?
By MICHAEL PALLER
Thursday, July 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two veteran theatre companies bring plays by Shakespeare, Stoppard, Václav Havel and more to NYC this summer --- Producing just one show is tough. Rotating multiple shows at once with overlapping cast and crew? That may sound like lunacy, but it's the nature of repertory theatre. While this model is popular at regional theatres, it's not as...
Don't Be Late to the Theatre. But If You Are, Here's How to Act
By DOUG STRASSLER
Wednesday, July 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jul 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Late happens. Here are three rules to follow so I won't trip you when you come through my row --- It happened to me once. I had tickets to see Jane Fonda in 33 Variations on a weeknight and a work meeting ran late. (Granted, it had transferred to a Ninth Avenue bar, but it was still business.) I thought I gave myself enough time to make it to the...
How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 09, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 9, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Winter Miller on the unexpected trajectory of her world-premiere play No One Is Forgotten --- For years Winter Miller has been telling her playwriting students to "follow your yes," encouraging them to trust their instincts. For her new drama No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, she found herself taking her own advice -- not just...
Why Modern Dance Master Mark Morris Is Busier Than Ever
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, July 05, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 5, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The venerable choreographer discusses his latest world premiere at the Mostly Mozart Festival --- When a new dance by legendary choreographer Mark Morris is announced, his choice of music is always very telling. That's because he approaches scores with a musician's sophisticated ear and understanding, showcasing his deep historical knowledge of each...
See This Show and You Just May Find Your Soulmate
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, July 03, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 3, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How an interactive comedy about the drama of online dating is bringing people together --- According to the most recent census, there are approximately 110.6 million single people over the age of 18 in the U.S. and reportedly almost 50 million of them have tried online dating. So how's an unattached lady looking for love supposed to stand out? Robyn...
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