Category: Off-Broadway
How Do You Make a Dance Play?
By ERIKA GOULD
Friday, May 25, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri May 25, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Writer David Thompson on how he helped build The Beast in the Jungle --- When Tony-winning director-choreographer Susan Stroman said that the protagonist of The Beast in the Jungle was "waltzing through life," everything clicked. Stroman, Tony-winning composer John Kander and Tony-nominated book writer David Thompson had been talking about adapting...
When a Role Hits Incredibly Close to Home
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, May 24, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 24, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How J. Smith-Cameron drew on personal experience for her part in Peace for Mary Frances --- In the New Group's intense world-premiere drama Peace for Mary Frances, Obie winner J. Smith-Cameron portrays Alice, a middle-aged mom tending to the family's dying 90-year-old matriarch (Lois Smith). It's a role Smith-Cameron recently played off-stage,...
What Happens When You Can Go Home Again?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, May 22, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 22, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Hill Harper channels a dissatisfied deejay in Our Lady of 121st Street --- Although the priest taking Rooftop's long-overdue, long-winded and profanity-peppered confession in Our Lady of 121st Street eventually cuts him off, Hill Harper can't get enough of the character's street poetry. The actor was in Vancouver shooting his TV series The Good Doctor...
How Did Life Change After Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami?
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, May 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Toshiki Okada examines the aftershocks of a disaster --- The three characters in Time's Journey Through a Room, the latest collaboration between renowned Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada and The Play Company, make up a very unusual triangle. It would give away too much to explain exactly how they're related, but it's not a spoiler to reveal...
They Can't Get Through the Night Alone
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, May 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
In Operation Crucible, four men try to survive the Sheffield Blitz --- When Kieran Knowles and his LAMDA drama school buddies couldn't get work, he decided to write a play for them to star in. Six years later, most of the friends are still touring in Operation Crucible, which is currently running at 59E59 Theaters as part of the Brits Off Broadway...
Using Her Hometown to Talk About Being Black in America
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, May 14, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 14, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Obie-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau completes her Detroit Project trilogy with Paradise Blue --- Earlier this month, Dominique Morisseau's Signature Theatre residency kicked off with a little drama. At an early preview of her play Paradise Blue, cast member Simone Missick had a scheduling conflict. So Morisseau, who earned a BFA in Acting...
What Happened When Tennessee Williams Met William Inge?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Thursday, May 10, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 10, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Philip Dawkins' new play offers a fictionalized take on the playwrights' early encounters --- Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Philip Dawkins started doing theatre while still in elementary school. So it's no surprise that he discovered Tennessee Williams at a formative time in his life. "When I was 12, I was looking for monologues to do, and I was...
Why Are These Grown Women Acting Like Teens?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 10, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 10, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Off-Broadway vet Lucy Taylor unleashes her inner 13 year old in Dance Nation --- In Clare Barron's new show Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons, age isn't a number, it's a state of mind. The quirky one-act explores the camaraderie and competition among the female members of an adolescent dance troupe. Though they're on the cusp of puberty, they're...
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