He's Designing Three Shows at Once
Tuesday, October 09, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 9, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Set and costume designer Arnulfo Maldonado is having a major Off-Broadway moment --- An African-American woman is working in her kitchen. She's wearing heels; her hair is elegantly coiffed. The furniture and appliances indicate we're in the mid-20th century. This feels like a real place, with its floral-patterned wallpaper, Formica table and white...
Fresh Voices in Modern Dance Converge in Brooklyn
Friday, October 05, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 5, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dumbo Dance Festival returns for its 18th edition --- When Young Soon Kim founded White Wave Dance back in 1988, she set up shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn, then a haven for scrappy artists looking for large spaces at low rents. That's where she crafted her delicately etched choreography style, like lines of movement calligraphy mixed with cutting-edge elements...
Why Bill Irwin Is Obsessed with Samuel Beckett
Thursday, October 04, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 4, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner mounts a singular tribute to the legendary writer at Irish Rep --- Bill Irwin is not a scholar. He is not a biographer. He is a clown. Whether you know him as Mr. Noodle on Sesame Street, or for playing fools in Shakespeare, or from his neo-vaudeville romps Fool Moon and Old Hats, his Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown...
Why This Tony Nominee Is Doing Shakespeare Badly on Purpose
Wednesday, October 03, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 3, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Dylan Baker tackles three disparate characters in Bernhardt/Hamlet on Broadway --- Character actors often end up with scene-stealing roles on stage. But three plum parts in one Broadway play? That's the hat trick Dylan Baker pulls off in Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet, in which he portrays celebrated 19th-century theatre actor Benoît-Constant...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Companies in Northwestern Queens
Tuesday, October 02, 2018  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 2, 2018  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    0 comments Share This
Our series continues with a roundup of theatres in Long Island City, Astoria and Corona --- Last month, we spotlighted Asian-American theatres in NYC. For our second installment of 5 Theatres You Need to Know, we're looking at companies based in northwestern Queens. If you usually think of the borough for baseball and dim sum, let us expand your perspective....
What's New at the Revamped Fringe
Monday, October 01, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 1, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After a year hiatus, the New York International Fringe Festival returns with lots of changes --- "New York City should have the best Fringe festival in the world -- and that's not what we had," says Elena K. Holy, the producing artistic director of the New York International Fringe Festival who helped found the event back in 1997. After its 20th edition...
How to Fix the Dreaded Talkback
Thursday, September 27, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Sep 27, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
A dramaturg shares his ideas for making this post-show staple more engaging for audiences and artists --- I'm a dramaturg. That term means different things depending upon whom you ask. But in my case, it often means I'm the lucky theatre staffer tasked with moderating the post-show Q&A between the artists and the audience, commonly known as the...
Theatre Lovers Share Their Neil Simon Memories
Thursday, September 27, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Sep 27, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Twenty-three hilarious and heartfelt stories about the ways the comedy master impacted their lives --- Two weeks ago, we asked our readers to send in remembrances of the late Neil Simon and we were thrilled by the response. We received more than 60 emails (a few with photos!) about how the Pulitzer Prize- and four-time Tony Award-winning playwright...
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