Category: Off-Broadway
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Isabella?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, July 05, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jul 5, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A Canadian stage star takes on the Measure for Measure heroine --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Call Measure for Measure one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" and you can practically hear Cara Ricketts wince. A regular at Ontario's celebrated Stratford Festival, the actress is...
Variety Is Good for the Soulpepper
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, June 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The Canadian theatre company makes its U.S. debut with a jam-packed monthlong festival --- What award-winning stage comedy was turned into a primetime sitcom that was recently renewed for its second season? If you said Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts, you're right…but there's another show that qualifies: Ins Choi's Kim's Convenience, a Canadian...
Do All Theatres Have Ghosts?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 22, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 22, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Third Rail Projects' new immersive spectacle celebrates the way theatre haunts --- While lots of shows can be classified as backstage tales, Ghost Light is the ultimate behind-the-scenes theatre experience. Created by Brooklyn-based Third Rail Projects, renowned for immersive, site-specific productions like Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, Ghost...
Dancing at the Forefront of a Movement
By DOUG STRASSLER
Tuesday, June 20, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 20, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How one-legged performer Evan Ruggiero is making history --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Almost three centuries after its publication, Henry Fielding's 1749 novel exploring "human nature," The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, continues to inspire. Although its best-known adaptation...
What Happens When There's Class Conflict in the Workplace?
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Thursday, June 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new drama at Manhattan Theatre Club explores the ever-growing economic divide --- At Abe Koogler's new play Fulfillment Center, a wooden runway cuts MTC's Center/Stage II in half so that the audience sits on both sides. A few folding chairs provide the only additional scenery. It's a bit reminiscent of MTC's Heisenberg, at which some viewers grumbled...
Has Sibling Rivalry Always Been the Same?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Monday, June 05, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jun 5, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Mint Theater's revival of a 98-year-old play makes a strong case --- The old adage "the more things change, the more they stay the same" is always on dramatic display at the Mint Theater Company, which is dedicated to resuscitating lost or neglected plays from the past. Though industry, fashion, and social mores may transform, human nature remains...
Making Dark Subjects Sing
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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A new Off-Broadway musical explores the outlawed Afghan practice of bacha bazi --- How do you craft a love story between two adolescent males who don't understand the concept of gay identity? That was just one of the conundrums composer Tim Rosser and lyricist/book writer Charlie Sohne faced when they decided to make a musical set in Afghanistan's...
Bringing Diversity to the Wild West
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, May 31, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 31, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How a new musical is helping to correct a whitewashed history --- Writer-composer Kirsten Childs was walking down the street near her Upper West Side home when she spied a couple: a small, muscular man and an African-American woman she describes as "zaftig, with a kind of Venus Hottentot behind." Childs immediately noticed the reactions of passers-by....
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