Category: Off-Broadway
How Hal Prince Changed My Life as an Audience Member and an Artist
By CHRISTOPHER MASSIMINE
Tuesday, August 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Aug 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Editor's note: In the summer of 2021, the author of this piece, Christopher Massimine, was exposed as a fabulist with a résumé riddled with lies. He subsequently resigned from his position at Arizona's Pioneer Theatre, citing mental illness. When editing this essay in 2019, I removed multiple "facts" that I could not verify regarding his...
The Most Important New York Playwright You've Probably Never Heard Of
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, August 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A Mac Wellman festival at The Flea hopes to earn the venerable dramatist new fans --- "It wasn't my idea at all but it's fine with me!" says Mac Wellman about the ten-week festival of his plays kicking off this Saturday at Tribeca's Flea Theater. Despite being an incredibly prolific (40-odd plays and counting), lauded (three Obie Awards) and influential...
Samantha Mathis Is Ready to 'Make Believe' On Stage
By CAROLINE CAO
Tuesday, August 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The TV and film star talks about tackling her second Off-Broadway play this summer --- In Make Believe, Bess Wohl's haunting new play at Second Stage Theatre, Samantha Mathis plays Kate, a middle-aged woman who was abandoned by her parents as a kid along with her three siblings. Act I chronicles the increasingly disturbing goings-on in the children's...
Does It Work When Broadway Shows Transfer Off-Broadway?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 09, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Aug 9, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Do Broadway shows lose anything when they transfer Off-Broadway? And which closed Broadway...
Why Lena Hall Had to Do 'Bat Out of Hell – The Musical'
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, August 08, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 8, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner returns to the New York stage and her first love: rock and roll --- When asked how she's been prepping for her part in Jim Steinman's over-the-top fantasy Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, Lena Hall gets all revved up. "I have been preparing my whole life!" she exclaims, and she means it. Although the 38-year-old actress-singer-songwriter...
Making 'Midsummer' Even More Scrumptious
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, August 01, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 1, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Third Rail Projects is reinventing dinner theatre while continuing to expand its horizons --- Fans of Third Rail Project's immersive works may be surprised to find chairs at the company's latest show, Midsummer: A Banquet. The troupe is known for taking audiences on literal journeys through custom-designed environments at productions such as Then...
Why Hannah Senesh's Story Is So Important Right Now
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, July 31, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Jul 31, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene revives David Schechter's play about the "Israeli Joan of Arc" --- It's impossible to see Hannah Senesh and not think of Anne Frank. In the one-woman play, which is being presented in English by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Lexi Rabadi portrays the real-life title character,...
Annie Golden Graduates to Leading Lady
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, July 30, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jul 30, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
After decades as a character actress, the sexagenarian gets her golden ticket with Broadway Bounty Hunter --- Even though Annie Golden is a woman of a certain age, she has no plans to retire. Why would she when writers are penning parts just for her? The 67 year old is currently starring in the exuberant meta-musical comedy Broadway Bounty Hunter...
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