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How TDF's Autism Friendly Performances Changed the Sweeneys' Lives
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, November 20, 2018  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 20, 2018  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Katie Sweeney talks about her son Dusty's incredible theatrical journey, off-stage and on --- At TDF, we do a lot more than sell discounted tickets. Our many Accessibility Programs help audiences with specific needs enjoy the power of the performing arts. While we often use statistics to give donors a sense of the impact our initiatives are having,...
WATCH: Meet TADA! Youth Theater
By ANDREW BLOCK
Tuesday, November 20, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 20, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet TADA! Youth Theater, a Drama Desk Award-winning nonprofit youth theatre company that produces original musicals for families starring talented local kids ages 8 to 18. Founded in 1984, TADA! provides young people from different backgrounds with musical theatre opportunities, including classes, camps and three mainstage shows every season featuring...
You Can Hear What She's Thinking -- Literally
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, November 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
A new interactive show fuses theatrical design and neuroscience in an attempt to parse the female brain --- Back in 2012, Melania Trump tweeted out a photo of a whale with the caption, "What is she thinking?" that went viral. Six years later, people are still replying to that tweet, which is fitting considering the First Lady is one of the women whose...
Why Jack O'Brien Always Looks for the Emotional Core in Tom Stoppard
By GERARD RAYMOND
Friday, November 16, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 16, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The three-time Tony winner on directing the New York premiere of The Hard Problem --- Parsing the nature of consciousness sounds like a subject for a research think tank, not an Off-Broadway show. But Tom Stoppard has spent his 50-year career crafting dazzling intellectual plays (Travesties, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia) that distill a wide range...
Dancing Across the Political Aisle at 'The Prom'
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Thursday, November 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two stars of the new Broadway musical comedy talk about its healing properties --- Prom has long been a rite of passage for American teens, a celebration of impending adulthood and, overwhelmingly, heterosexuality. That last part presents a problem for Emma in the new Broadway musical The Prom since she wants to bring her girlfriend. The PTA in her...
Raúl Esparza Returns to His Stage Roots
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, November 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The lauded actor leads Classic Stage Company's revival of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui --- Raúl Esparza's vibrant and diverse characterizations have earned him four Tony nominations in both musicals (Company, Taboo) and dramas (Speed-the-Plow, The Homecoming), while his Off-Broadway work runs the gamut from Jonathan Larson to Shakespeare....
Twyla Tharp Works You've Never Seen
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, November 13, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 13, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The legendary dance-maker reflects on her early years in Minimalism and Me --- In 1965, a very brief, rather odd dance performance took place in a Hunter College art studio. The choreographer was an unknown named Twyla Tharp, who had graduated from Barnard College two years earlier with an art history degree, and danced briefly with Paul Taylor's...
How Neil Diamond Inspired a New Musical Comedy
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, November 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The BFFs behind The Other Josh Cohen chat about their revamped show --- Longtime pals Steve Rosen and David Rossmer have two rules when collaborating: 1. No jerks allowed; 2. The best idea always wins. That seems to be working for them because their musical comedy The Other Josh Cohen, which they wrote and star in, is back for its third NYC run at...
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