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China Changes These Puppets Forever
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The sly politics of the puppet musical Made in China --- The first moment of Made In China twists our expectations. This puppet musical from the performance troupe Wakka Wakka, which is now playing at 59E59, opens with a massive panda puppet thoughtfully chewing bamboo. It's incredibly cute, and it suggests a charming little show about Eastern culture....
In This Musical, Americans Actually Get Along
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, January 11, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 11, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The charming politics of Finian's Rainbow --- For all the magic in its plot – including a leprechaun and an enchanted pot of gold – the most fantastical thing about Finian's Rainbow may be its approach to politics. In contrast to our current addiction to bare-knuckled ideology, this musical imagines a small American town that overcomes...
Is He Acting Like a Man? Is His Father?
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, January 10, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 10, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A surreal play brings a father and son closer --- According to director Dustin Wills, it was crucial to cast a trans actor in Basil Kreimendahl's play Orange Julius, which is now at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. "I don't think it would have been done if we didn't have a trans performer for that role," says Wills. "We were fortunate to have...
Join the Resistance: See a Show
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, January 09, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 9, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why politically charged theatre is more important than ever --- Since the presidential election, a war cry has gone up among many in the theatre community to radicalize the stage, to imagine dramatic extensions and expressions of "the resistance" akin to those created by Bertolt Brecht in Germany, Dario Fo in Italy, and Athol Fugard in South Africa....
Vital Theatre Is Happening 'Under the Radar'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, January 03, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 3, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
This 13th annual festival speaks to issues we're all talking about right now --- If you're looking to take the pulse of our world as we collectively kick off a tumultuous new year, go see a show at Under the Radar. The diverse, international lineup of the Public Theater's annual festival explores a host of hot-button topics -- espionage, Black Lives...
WATCH: Why Does Someone Yell 'Places'?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, December 19, 2016  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 19, 2016  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check our "Places," which we made with our friends at Fight or Flight. --- Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary videos....
Putting Martin Luther on Trial
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, December 16, 2016  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 16, 2016  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play interrogates the religious giant's legacy --- In Martin Luther on Trial, the iconic religious leader is prosecuted for the greatest sin of all – blasphemy against God. "It's a fairly straightforward courtroom procedural play," says Michael Parva, who is directing the show for Fellowship for the Performing Arts. "That's terrific...
This Christmas, Get a Little Hip With 'Lord Buckley'
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, December 15, 2016  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 15, 2016  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Jake Broder's sharp political comedy --- What do David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Bob Dylan, and Robin Williams have in common? If nothing else, there's a little-known figure named Lord Richard Buckley, a stand-up comedian who performed in the 40s and 50s. Those modern-day stars all cited him as an influence. Just ask Jake Broder, who has been performing...
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