Category: Off-Broadway
Making 'Uncle Vanya' Real, Not Overwrought
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 14, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 14, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Jay O. Sanders stars in a stripped-down mounting of the Chekhov classic at a brand-new theatre company --- Don't be surprised if you find yourself leaning in as you watch playwright-director Richard Nelson's achingly intimate take on Uncle Vanya, the inaugural production at the Hunter Theater Project. Staged in the round in a black box theatre with...
Which Real-Life Politician Is Michael McKean Playing This Time?
By MICHAEL MUSTO
Thursday, September 13, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 13, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The actor discusses his new role opposite Edie Falco in The True --- Although Michael McKean made his name on TV (he was Lenny on Laverne & Shirley) and in Christopher Guest mockumentaries (This Is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind), he's been a regular on New York City stages over the past 15 years, segueing smoothly between musicals and plays, comedies...
How Do You Dramatize the Downfall of an Autocrat?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, September 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In The Emperor, Haile Selassie's servants tell his story, and they're all played by Kathryn Hunter --- The audience never sees His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie in The Emperor, Colin Teevan's stage adaptation of Ryszard Kapuscinski's eponymous book. But you get a vivid picture of the 20th-century Ethiopian autocrat and his court through memories...
How Well Do You Know Irving Berlin?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, September 11, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 11, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Hershey Felder examines the legendary songwriter's life and work in his new solo show --- Pianist, performer and playwright Hershey Felder has made a career out of chronicling the lives and music of composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Ludwig van Beethoven on stage. But he expands his musical range to the Great American...
Seeing War Through a Teenager's Eyes
By DIANE SNYDER
Thursday, September 06, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 6, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How director Simon Reade translated Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful to the stage --- You know from the outset that the titular character of Private Peaceful dies at the end. But discovering how the 17-year-old World War I soldier came to be awaiting execution is a compelling journey. "Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want...
You've Never Seen 'Heartbreak House' Like This
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, September 04, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 4, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How the late Hermione Gingold inspired this new take on Shaw's antiwar comedy --- The spirit of Hermione Gingold permeates the new mounting of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House at Off-Broadway's Lion Theatre. Produced by Gingold Theatrical Group, which is named in honor of the late British character actress (the films Gigi and The Music Man;...
Eleven Collaborators, Three Playlets, One Singular Experience
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, August 30, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 30, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Theater Mitu's new show explores war and death from many angles --- How do you create a multimedia meditation on war, death and loss by artistic consensus? That's what Brooklyn-based company Theater Mitu set out to do with Remnant, the inaugural production in the troupe's new Gowanus home. Crafted out of extensive interviews and research conducted...
Is This the Most Diverse Show Off-Broadway Right Now?
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, August 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two of the actresses in Collective Rage discuss their roles --- When's the last time you saw five diverse women headlining a major play? I mean a group of actresses truly heterogeneous in terms of ethnicity, age, identity and even shape? Adina Verson (of Broadway's Indecent) never had until she was cast in Jen Silverman's Collective Rage: A Play in...
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