Category: Off-Broadway
Why Is This Couple Dressing Up and Sword Fighting?
Friday, October 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new romantic comedy puts live-action role-playing center stage --- There are adults who meet for poker; some play chess; others host book clubs. But the protagonists of Liba Vaynberg's new romantic comedy Round Table at 59E59 Theaters indulge in LARPing. That's an acronym for live-action role-playing, with participants masquerading as knights, fairies,...
Something Wickedly Funny This Way Comes
Friday, October 04, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Oct 4, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Broadway belter Alysha Umphress on body diversity, romance and her role in Scotland, PA --- Alysha Umphress gets the first word in Scotland, PA, a dark musical comedy based on the eponymous 2001 cult film that transposes Macbeth to a small-town burger joint in 1975. The bloody fun production begins with a crack of lightning and the emergence of three...
Is Everyone in This New England Town Having a Life Crisis?
Tuesday, October 01, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 1, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Jeff Augustin's new play at Manhattan Theatre Club explores multicultural and multigenerational existential dread --- Eisa (Kara Walker), the biracial teen at the center of Jeff Augustin's world premiere The New Englanders at Manhattan Theatre Club, has very different relationships with her two middle-aged dads. Her conversations with Samuel...
What Do Conservatives Really Sound Like?
Monday, September 30, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 30, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Will Arbery's new play at Playwrights Horizons is not preaching to the choir --- Playwright Will Arbery was raised in Texas in a Republican Catholic household. His parents were academics but also enthusiastic conservatives -- they even held campaign rallies for right-wing candidates in their home. They are the inspiration for Heroes of the Fourth...
What's Your Worst Parenting Nightmare?
Thursday, September 26, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 26, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How the new play Mothers is challenging audiences -- and artists -- to rethink how we parent --- There aren't any flesh-and-blood children on stage in Mothers, Anna Moench's shattering new play at The Playwrights Realm about raising a family in an unstable world. But there were plenty of tykes running around the rehearsal room. That's because Mothers...
Why Are These Teenage Girls Practicing Witchcraft?
Tuesday, September 24, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 24, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Latinx playwright Alexis Scheer on the origins of her pitch-black comedy Our Dear Dead Drug Lord --- Playwright Alexis Scheer dabbles in witchcraft. "It's a spiritual practice for me," she says, noting that she only does "light magic," casting positive goals into the universe. "I've got crystals I keep set up on an altar, and candles that I light...
Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry on Their Ever-Evolving Collaboration
Friday, September 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Usually the L.A. Law costars act together, but this time he wrote the play --- Michael Tucker is an enthusiastic storyteller. Even mundane questions spark amusing tales, which his wife, Jill Eikenberry, often gently clarifies or expands on. Married for 46 years, they have been acting together even longer -- they met in 1970 doing theatre at Washington,...
She's Playing One Role in Two Shows at Once
Wednesday, September 18, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Sep 18, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Patrice Johnson Chevannes portrays a matriarch over the years in runboyrun and IN OLD AGE at New York Theatre Workshop --- "Girl, I'm tired," admits Patrice Johnson Chevannes about her latest gig at New York Theatre Workshop. When she shares the specifics, it's easy to understand why. Seven times a week, she's playing the same character in two different...
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