Category: Off-Broadway
Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out with fellow Drama Desk nominator and journalist, Doug Strassler. Today's topic: dance sequences in straight plays Linda Buchwald: I came up with the idea for this GOFO when I saw Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's...
How Do You Create a Drama About Peace?
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 11, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Revisiting a magical moment of amity during World War I through stories and songs --- In the early 2000s, playwright and director Peter Rothstein started working on a show about the Christmas Truce of 1914, an unofficial ceasefire that brought troops from opposing sides of World War I together on December 24 for a night of caroling and companionship....
Getting a New Identity for Christmas
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, December 10, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 10, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Heather Raffo on writing and starring in the Iraqi immigrant tale Noura at Playwrights Horizons --- Heather Raffo says she grew up as a "sheltered Michigan girl -- a really nice, open, conservative" and blonde American who spoke English with a flat Midwestern accent. Then, at age 20, the Gulf War changed her identity. She became an Iraqi-American...
How Directing This Show Made Him Want to Smash the Patriarchy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, December 07, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 7, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Oliver Butler on how What the Constitution Means to Me changed him --- Even though they had never worked together, it made sense that performer and playwright Heidi Schreck approached Oliver Butler to direct her über-personal, almost solo show What the Constitution Means to Me. As a cofounder of the Obie-winning devised theatre company The Debate...
He's Still in School and Already Making an Auspicious Dual Debut
By BILLY MCENTEE
Thursday, November 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How playwright Jeremy O. Harris is taking Off-Broadway by storm --- "When my mom was my age, she was going through a divorce, had two kids and was working three jobs," says 29-year-old playwright Jeremy O. Harris. "So having two productions in New York while getting an MFA feels like a cakewalk because those things are very cushy." A year ago, Harris...
Making the Unsung Heroes of WWI Move
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Wednesday, November 28, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 28, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The challenges of choreographing the new musical The Hello Girls --- Christine O'Grady has spent much of her career choreographing regional revivals, injecting familiar favorites such as 42nd Street, West Side Story and The Wiz with complicated, fun movement. So when Cara Reichel and Peter Mills of Prospect Theater Company asked her to collaborate...
Still Making Provocative Theatre After Seven Decades
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, November 26, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 26, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Writer-director Peter Brook brings his latest play to Brooklyn --- After more than 70 years in the theatre, writer-director Peter Brook continues to create new productions that challenge and mystify. His latest is The Prisoner, which is making its New York debut at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Co-written and co-directed by Brook's longtime...
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2018 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 21, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Nov 21, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. Bonus: At press time, many of these shows were...
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