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How Female Medieval Saints Inspired a New Dark Comedy
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, January 24, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 24, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Jessica Dickey on her world-premiere play The Convent --- The residents of The Convent, Jessica Dickey's new dark comedy at A.R.T./New York Theatres, aren't your typical nuns. In fact, most of them aren't nuns at all, but 21st-century women who have come to a feminist retreat in rural France seeking a fresh start. Some are coping with grief; others...
Meet Brazil's Premier Modern Dance Company
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, January 23, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 23, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Grupo Corpo brings two startlingly different works to BAM --- Keeping a modern dance company alive and thriving for more than four decades is quite a feat -- especially in a city that isn't exactly an internationally renowned cultural center. Based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 200 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, Grupo Corpo was founded in 1975 by a group...
He May Be British, But He Totally Gets Angry American Men
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Tuesday, January 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
James Macdonald on directing Sam Shepard's True West on Broadway --- Takedowns of toxic masculinity are all the rage these days, but the way it implodes on stage in Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's True West is positively cathartic. "What's glorious about this play is that Sam's really prepared to dig into weakness...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: NYC Companies Showcasing Artists with Disabilities
By ALEJANDRA OSPINA
Monday, January 21, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Jan 21, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    2 comments Share This
Where to see shows that value accessibility on both sides of the footlights --- According to the most recent statistics, more than 40 million Americans have a disability, and 948,208 are residents of NYC. That's about 11.2% of our city's population. As a disabled New Yorker interested in theatre, I'm not just concerned about accessibility as an audience...
How Enslaved Women Helped Give Birth to Modern-Day Gynecology
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, January 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the complicated legacy of Dr. J. Marion Sims --- Naomi Lorrain always hears groans from the audience when her character, Philomena, undergoes a gynecological examination in Behind the Sheet, a new drama at Ensemble Studio Theatre. "I can hear them exhale and go 'ugh' -- especially a lot of the women," she says. "They cross their...
Come Expecting a Celebration, Not a Show
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, January 16, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 16, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Diana Oh's latest offering is tough to define but oh so much fun Diana Oh is throwing a bash and everyone is invited. On Friday and Saturday evenings at Brooklyn's Bushwick Starr, the genre-busting, fourth-wall-smashing performance artist hosts The Infinite Love Party, an immersive shindig with a picnic-style potluck dinner, a deejay and dancing,...
The Best Vintage Videos of Carol Channing
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
As you've probably already heard, Carol Channing passed away today at the age of 97. Although she made a handful of movies and frequently appeared on TV, the stage was her home. It was where she became a star, and her Broadway credits span more than a half century. Below are five of our favorite vintage clips of the one-of-a-kind, big-eyed, raspy voiced,...
When a Conventional Choreographic Approach Won't Work
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Patrick McCollum found the right moves for Broadway's The Band's Visit --- How do you create choreography for a subtle story about human connection? That's what Patrick McCollum had to figure out when he was brought on to add movement to The Band's Visit, an intimate, character-driven musical about an Egyptian military band that gets stranded...
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