Category: Meet the Member
How TDF's Accessibility Programs Are Changing Theatre Lovers' Lives
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 29, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 29, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Some of the ways we're bringing the transformative experience of the performing arts to everyone --- When it comes to making theatre accessible to audiences with disabilities, a lot has changed over the past four decades. In Lisa Carling's 39 years at TDF, she has not only been heartened by those advancements in inclusion, but she has also spearheaded...
Seeing Myself in 'Company' for the First Time
By DANIEL GUSS
Thursday, July 14, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 14, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
A slightly rearranged revival gave me a new appreciation of one of my favorite musicals --- Something was different about this revival of Company. With the revival of any musical, there are always differences: scenery, costumes, lighting, character interpretation, orchestration, keys. Changes in text often occur as well—authors' prerogatives...
Always More to Learn at 'Into the Woods'
By DANIEL GUSS
Tuesday, June 28, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jun 28, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
With the musical's summer Broadway engagement, a longtime fan takes stock of the show's life lessons --- Watching Into the Woods at City Center Encores! this past spring was the first time I felt the kind of exhilaration that theatre used to provide on a regular basis before the pandemic. Beyond gratitude that I could still have that experience, there...
A Homecoming at 'Come From Away' for TDF's Autism Friendly Performances
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Thursday, February 24, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 24, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
At our first Autism Friendly Performance since Broadway reopened, families were filled with gratitude and joy For Amy Kavanaugh and her daughter Emily, who has cerebral palsy and global developmental delays, attending TDF's Autism Friendly Performance of Come From Away in January marked a welcome return to Broadway after two challenging and isolating...
I Stand Corrected About Standing Ovations
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Thursday, January 06, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Jan 6, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    4 comments Share This
After 18 months of no in-person theatre, I'm happy to leap to my feet these days --- When I saw Company last month, I jumped up to applaud before the cast even started to bow. My companion turned to me and asked, "So, is this ovation-worthy?," a not-so-subtle dig at my infamous 2017 essay in which I criticized the ubiquity of standing ovations. While...
How TDF Is Helping Veterans Get Back to Broadway
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Wednesday, December 22, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Dec 22, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
After the isolation of the pandemic, participants in our Veterans Theatregoing Program value the power of the performing arts more than ever Not only has Iraq war veteran Rob Timmins been attending Broadway shows for free with TDF since the inception of our Veterans Theatregoing Program, but he's enlisted his buddies, too. At a November performance...
The Power of Seeing Sondheim—the Man
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, December 09, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Dec 9, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
TDF members share their memories of running into the late genius --- Two weeks after his death, Stephen Sondheim is still being remembered, mourned and feted, online and off. A multitude of essays have been written and read. Fans are flocking to his musicals—two are on stage in New York right now: Company on Broadway and Assassins at Classic...
How a Musical Helped Make Me the Woman I Am
By JUDITH MARKS-WHITE
Wednesday, October 27, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Oct 27, 2021  •   Meet the Member  •    1 comment Share This
How the Broadway production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown changed my life --- Welcome to our latest Theatre Lovers essay. Today, TDF member Judith talks about how The Unsinkable Molly Brown turned her into a feminist. If you'd like to submit your story for consideration, email TDF Stages. I vividly recall when Meredith Willson's musical The Unsinkable...
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