Category: Off-Broadway
Unlocking the Mystery of Patricia Highsmith
By DIANE SNYDER
Thursday, February 14, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 14, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Peggy J. Scott on the challenges of playing the notorious crime writer --- Peggy J. Scott didn't know much about Patricia Highsmith when she was cast as the late novelist in Joanna Murray-Smith's Switzerland. But between the play's world premiere at Hudson Stage Company in Westchester County last year, and the current Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters,...
Victoria Clark on Her Latest Role: Director
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, February 04, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 4, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony-winning actress helms Strindberg's The Dance of Death for Classic Stage Company --- Victoria Clark has been job hunting lately, but not in a desperate way. A celebrated Broadway performer since the '80s (Tony nominations for Sister Act, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Gigi; a win for The Light in the Piazza), she's rarely idle. Yet,...
When's the Last Time You Saw Asian-American Southerners On Stage?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, January 29, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 29, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Leah Nanako Winkler on her new play God Said This --- Leah Nanako Winkler started writing God Said This while keeping her cancer-stricken mother company during chemotherapy sessions in Kentucky. "It just came out," the playwright recalls -- though not all at once. Each week Winkler traveled between the Bluegrass State where she grew up and her current...
How Female Medieval Saints Inspired a New Dark Comedy
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, January 24, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 24, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    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...
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...
Hear How Tony and Pulitzer Prize Winners Do It
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, January 08, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 8, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Guggenheim's Works & Process series gives audiences insight into the creative process --- The Guggenheim Museum is world-renowned for its visual art installations, but did you know it also showcases big names in the performing arts? The museum's Works & Process series, which takes place in its intimate Peter B. Lewis Theater on the lower...
Why Smashing the Patriarchy Is So Exhausting
By CAREY PURCELL
Monday, January 07, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 7, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Marin Ireland is all fired up in Abby Rosebrock's Blue Ridge --- In 2015, Abby Rosebrock's mentor said he was worried about her due to "all this plasma hot rage" in the new play she was writing. Her initial reaction was dismissive. He's a man, she thought. He should appreciate what I'm doing and learn from it. But his assessment of her frame of mind...
Seeing -- and Hearing -- 'Godot' in a New Way
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, January 03, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 3, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How New Yiddish Rep's production evokes the refugee crises of the present and past --- Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot in French before reimagining it in English. Since its 1953 premiere, the absurdist masterpiece about two down-on-their-luck characters stuck in limbo has been presented in myriad languages and contexts. But something fresh...
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