Category: Off-Broadway
Reexamining the Life of a Civil Rights Icon
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 19, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 19, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Obie winner Roslyn Ruff resurrects Malcolm X's wife --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Roslyn Ruff is so regal and commanding that she's been cast as the wives of two civil rights icons over the course of her extensive stage career. In 2014, she portrayed Coretta Scott King in the...
Channeling Diverse Reactions to a Tragedy
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Dael Orlandersmith's new solo show offers a multiperspective response to Ferguson --- Michael Brown. Ferguson, Missouri. Hands up, don't shoot! Black Lives Matter. Regardless of your political leanings, these words invariably stir up powerful emotions more than three years after Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the immediate...
Passing the Mic to Generation NYZ
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
NYC youths share their lives in the latest edition of Undesirable Elements --- Would you have the courage to get up and talk about your life in front of an audience of strangers? No character to protect you, no fourth wall to hide behind. Just a microphone, a music stand, and your no-holds-barred truth. That's what seven New York City youths are doing...
Opera Is Becoming More Diverse. It's About Time.
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, January 04, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 4, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How composers of color are pushing the genre in new directions --- I moved to New York City in 2011 to be a theatre journalist, and in addition to becoming a bona fide Broadway baby, I also planned to regularly attend the other "high" performing arts: dance, the symphony, and especially the opera. Yet I soon gave up on becoming a connoisseur of the...
Women Are Extinct. What's a Man to Do?
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, December 28, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 28, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How playwright-director Robert O'Hara's new show sticks it to the patriarchy --- "I love fables and I love allegories because you never know where they're going to lead you," says Robert O'Hara, whose world-premiere comedy Mankind is currently running at Playwrights Horizons. "It's like following a rabbit down a hole." That's certainly the experience...
You've Never Seen 'Frankenstein' Like This
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, December 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why the monster dances in Ensemble for the Romantic Century's interpretation of the tale --- From Mel Brooks's campy musical comedy to a notorious closed-on-opening-night Broadway flop to the National Theatre's production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein has been adapted for the theatre countless...
Sex, Lies, and '90s Hits
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, December 19, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 19, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How the cult film Cruel Intentions became a jukebox musical --- When the live onstage band at (le) Poisson Rouge starts playing the opening strains of "Bittersweet Symphony" by the Verve, all the millennials in the audience go wild. That's not just because it signals the start of Cruel Intentions: The Musical, based on the 1999 movie of the same...
Working Their Way Back to You
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Thursday, December 14, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 14, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Jersey Boys may work even better Off-Broadway --- An 11-year run on Broadway is a rare accomplishment, yet when Jersey Boys closed in January after more than 4,500 performances, it felt premature. The Tony-winning bio-musical about the Four Seasons was still attracting respectable crowds and its loss was definitely felt -- especially by the legendary...
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