Category: Off-Broadway
Finding the Personal in the Political
Monday, May 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How one social justice theatre company uses real-life stories to inspire its art --- Last summer, Houses on the Moon, a socially focused, community-committed theatre company, began developing a pair of projects about gun violence. Now, with the subject seemingly in the zeitgeist on stage (On the Exhale, Church & State, and When It's You are just...
Do You Really Know the Hooker With a Heart of Gold?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Axis Company rejuvenates a classic play --- You've probably seen pictures of a slum. But what would it feel like to live in one? Director Randy Sharp raises this question in her revival of Sidney Kingsley's Dead End, a 1935 hit on Broadway that later became a Humphrey Bogart picture. Originally, Sharp says, the drama felt necessary because it...
How I Discovered One of My Favorite Actors in the Chorus
Tuesday, April 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
It's not just her talent that earns this theatre fan's adoration --- Welcome to Fanmail, our tributes to theatre artists we admire Even as someone who sees a lot of shows, it's rare that I get excited about someone in the chorus. It makes a kind of sense since -- save for a handful of individual moments -- they're usually meant to blend together...
Her Parents Aren't As Liberal As They Thought
Wednesday, April 12, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 12, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Culture and religion clash in a new play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles It's tempting to conflate tolerance with liberalism, but the two don't always go hand in hand. That idea is central to Zayd Dohrn's new play The Profane, currently at Playwrights Horizons. In the show,...
The Perfect Set for This Trashy, Classy Story
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 5, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The design of Pearl Theatre's Vanity Fair --- Yes, of course, the Pearl Theatre Company's production of Vanity Fair is set in a series of high-society homes and schools in the early 19th-century. After all, Kate Hamill's play is adapted from William Makepeace Thackery's classic satirical novel about Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, two women from vastly...
Unleashing an Animal at Lincoln Center Theater
Friday, March 31, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Mar 31, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Sarah Ruhl's new play chews through polite behavior --- Even before the bird shows up, there are animals all over How to Transcend a Happy Marriage. In fact, the moment we enter the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, where Lincoln Center Theater is currently presenting Sarah Ruhl's new play, we see a massive goat carcass hanging in an otherwise orderly...
He Doesn't Seem So Fictional Now
Tuesday, March 28, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 28, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play lives in the modern gay moment --- 10 years ago, Christopher Sears's character in Gently Down the Stream might've seemed impossibly fictional. An openly gay, tattoo-covered performance artist named Harry, he not only embraces the elasticity of unconventional relationships, but also craves the domesticity of raising a child. He wants to...
Before Their Tragedy, They Were Glorious
Thursday, March 23, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 23, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new show remembers the fire at the UpStairs Lounge --- Stepping across the threshold of the Lynn Redgrave Theater, audience members attending The View UpStairs find themselves in an immersive set recreating the The UpStairs Lounge circa 1973, an under-the-radar gay bar in New Orleans' French Quarter. With a white grand piano standing center, the...
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