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By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Thu May 17, 2018  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Just bring your A game to our Tony Awards predictions game --- The 2018 Tony Awards are shaping up to be a David and Goliath-style battle. Who will take home Best Musical: the small and subtle ensemble show The Band's Visit, or the big, splashy, brand-name blockbuster SpongeBob SquarePants? While other categories seem more obvious (Glenda Jackson...
They Can't Get Through the Night Alone
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, May 16, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 16, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
In Operation Crucible, four men try to survive the Sheffield Blitz --- When Kieran Knowles and his LAMDA drama school buddies couldn't get work, he decided to write a play for them to star in. Six years later, most of the friends are still touring in Operation Crucible, which is currently running at 59E59 Theaters as part of the Brits Off Broadway...
How Do You Present Dance in a Museum?
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, May 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance company performs in the Met Breuer this month --- On an unseasonably gray afternoon earlier this month, I was one of a handful of visitors wandering the Met Breuer galleries, and the melancholy outside seemed to have seeped into the space. But, once I reached the fifth floor, the mood lifted dramatically. There in a square...
Using Her Hometown to Talk About Being Black in America
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, May 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Obie-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau completes her Detroit Project trilogy with Paradise Blue --- Earlier this month, Dominique Morisseau's Signature Theatre residency kicked off with a little drama. At an early preview of her play Paradise Blue, cast member Simone Missick had a scheduling conflict. So Morisseau, who earned a BFA in Acting...
What Happened When Tennessee Williams Met William Inge?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Thursday, May 10, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 10, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Philip Dawkins' new play offers a fictionalized take on the playwrights' early encounters --- Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Philip Dawkins started doing theatre while still in elementary school. So it's no surprise that he discovered Tennessee Williams at a formative time in his life. "When I was 12, I was looking for monologues to do, and I was...
Why Are These Grown Women Acting Like Teens?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Off-Broadway vet Lucy Taylor unleashes her inner 13 year old in Dance Nation --- In Clare Barron's new show Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons, age isn't a number, it's a state of mind. The quirky one-act explores the camaraderie and competition among the female members of an adolescent dance troupe. Though they're on the cusp of puberty, they're...
His Second Rhyme Around
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, May 09, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 9, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why Adam Green is so gung ho about his latest David Ives' show --- Even though he's playing a servant in The Metromaniacs, Adam Green is a master at speaking in rhyme, and he has Tony-nominated dramatist David Ives to thank for that. Produced by Red Bull Theater and currently running at the Duke on 42nd Street, The Metromaniacs is Ives' fourth so-called...
This Grandma's Probably Way Cooler Than Yours
By SANDY MACDONALD
Tuesday, May 08, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 8, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Luba Mason shatters ageist notions in the musical Unexpected Joy --- The amazingly youthful-looking Luba Mason isn't a grandmother in real life, but she doesn't mind playing one onstage -- so long as the character's not a stereotype. That's why she's embracing her role as Joy, a sexually fluid hippie at the center of Unexpected Joy at the York Theatre...
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