Category: Off-Broadway
Not Your Ordinary Jo
By MARISA COHEN
Wednesday, May 29, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 29, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How Kristolyn Lloyd creates a radically new yet completely authentic Jo in Little Women In one of the most famous moments in Louisa May Alcott's beloved 19th-century novel Little Women, feisty Josephine March chops off and sells her long locks in order to send her destitute mother to Washington to visit the family's ailing patriarch, an officer in...
WATCH: Meet Theater Breaking Through Barriers
By ANDREW BLOCK
Tuesday, May 28, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Tue May 28, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Meet Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB), an Off-Broadway company dedicated to advancing artists with disabilities. Founded in 1979 as Theater by the Blind, TBTB changed its name and expanded its focus in 2008 to include artists with any type of disability. With diverse casts tackling a wide range of shows, the company shatters misconceptions about...
Why Irish Rep's Mounting of O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy Is a Major Event
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, May 24, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 24, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Artistic director Charlotte Moore talks about the company's ambitious undertaking --- It's been about 60 years since Charlotte Moore, as a college student in St. Louis, discovered the work of Irish playwright Seán O'Casey. She took to him right away. "I was a rebel; he was a rebel," she explains. "He used language the way I wished I could."...
Finding Her Character -- and Herself -- in a Solo Show
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, May 22, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 22, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How starring in Proof of Love has changed Brenda Pressley's life --- Brenda Pressley had never done a solo show when playwright Chisa Hutchinson asked her to star in Proof of Love, a one-person-play about a woman navigating multiple calamities. Although Pressley was blown away by the script -- "I read the first couple of pages and my mouth dropped...
Can We Laugh About Climate Change?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, May 21, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 21, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Bess Wohl on Continuity, her new dark comedy at Manhattan Theatre Club --- Playwright Bess Wohl relishes a good challenge. Her book for the musical Pretty Filthy was based on interviews with porn stars. She set her play Small Mouth Sounds at a silent meditation retreat so there was practically no dialogue. Yet Wohl admits writing about...
He's a Big Reason Why Audiences Exit Laughing
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Monday, May 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Mon May 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Veteran character actor David Schramm talks about his showstopping role in Enter Laughing: The Musical --- When The York Theatre Company decided to revive one of its most popular productions, Enter Laughing: The Musical, for its 50th anniversary, the first call made was to director Stuart Ross. After all, he was the one who reworked Joseph Stein and...
What Happens When Mean Girls Do Macbeth?
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, May 16, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 16, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After a successful engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in spring 2019, Mac Beth is having an encore run at the Hunter Theater Project from January 6 to February 22, 2020 with a slightly different cast. Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring seven young actresses --- Streamlined into one whirlwind act...
Exploring Sexual Assault From an Unexpected Angle
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, May 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Emerging playwright Selina Fillinger makes her New York debut with Something Clean --- Even though Selina Fillinger earned her undergraduate playwriting degree at Northwestern University just three years ago, it's not surprising that the 25 year old is already making her New York debut with Something Clean at Roundabout Underground. After all, she...
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