Category: Off-Broadway
Tony Yazbeck Is Ready to Start the Revolution
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 03, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 3, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee is all fired up in Classic Stage Company's revival of the agitprop musical The Cradle Will Rock --- Ever since Tony Yazbeck made his Broadway debut at age 11 as a tapping newsboy in the 1989 revival of Gypsy, he's been lauded for his dancing. Certainly his major roles, notably Al in A Chorus Line, Tulsa in the 2008 revival of Gypsy...
This Play Will Make You Laugh… or Maybe Scream or Cry
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 01, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Apr 1, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Why Do You Feel Anger? sparks an array of reactions --- When Do You Feel Anger? had its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky last year, it elicited intense yet mixed emotions. But playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg and director Margot Bordelon always figured that would be the case. A tonally complex one-act...
Why Are People of Color Playing Slave Owners?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, March 29, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 29, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Flea's revival of Southern Promises makes the play even more controversial --- When Southern Promises premiered in New York in 2008, Barack Obama was on the brink of becoming the country's first black President. That provided an optimistic backdrop for Thomas Bradshaw's incendiary play about slavery. Even though it featured raw scenes of rape...
Why 'Julius Caesar' Feels More Urgent Than Ever
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, March 27, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 27, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Director Shana Cooper reimagines Shakespeare's tragedy for our polarized political age Pieces of the set literally fall apart during Theatre for a New Audience's kinetic production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The startling destruction happens during the storm that precedes the assassination of the titular general by his frenemies...
She Didn't Think She Was Right to Play Judy Holliday. She Was Wrong.
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, March 26, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 26, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How On Your Feet!'s Andréa Burns became the star of Smart Blonde --- Initially, when playwright Willy Holtzman approached Andréa Burns about starring in his Judy Holliday bio-play Smart Blonde, she balked. A Jewish stage and screen performer best remembered for her Oscar-winning, not-so-dumb-blonde turn as Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday,...
From Rock Musicals to a Real-Life Tale That Rocked the Showbiz Industry
By SANDY MACDONALD
Friday, March 22, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 22, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi helped a friend turn personal trauma into a no-holds-barred solo show --- On the New York theatre scene, Kristin Hanggi is best known for helming playful jukebox musicals. She earned a Tony nomination for developing and directing the long-running '80s lovefest Rock of Ages. Earlier this season, she oversaw the screen-to-stage...
How Raja Feather Kelly Gives Shows All the Right Moves
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, March 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why this "movement dramaturg" is so sought after on the New York theatre scene --- Raja Feather Kelly, one of the busiest choreographers in New York, wants to make something clear: "I don't just make dances." Although he's the newly minted artistic director of New Brooklyn Theatre, an innovative site-specific troupe that recently merged with the...
John Guare's Wild Ride of Self-Discovery
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, March 18, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 18, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Nantucket Sleigh Ride is the Tony winner's most personal play yet --- In John Guare's Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a former playwright-turned-financier (Tony winner John Larroquette) is jolted back in time to relive life-changing events that occurred on the titular Cape Cod isle in 1975. In some ways, working on this Lincoln Center Theater mounting...
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