Category: Off-Broadway
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...
After Hot Sex, They Have Passionate Arguments
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, March 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Hatef**k explores the tempestuous relationship between two very different Muslim Americans --- When she first started acting 20 years ago, Indian American Kavi Ladnier promised herself that she would not take on any reductive roles. No funny accents, no sex objects, no terrorists. And she didn't -- but her conviction came with a cost. "Looking back,...
An Uplifting Black Play Is What We Need Right Now
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, March 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Mar 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Why Chisa Hutchinson felt compelled to write a drama filled with joy --- Both in the news and on stage, stories about the African-American experience can be grim and disturbing -- hardly surprising, given our nation's history. In the post-Obama era, many of the most lauded plays by black writers have featured a decidedly bleak perspective. African-American...
The Art of Designing Black Hair for the Stage
By JEN GUSHUE
Tuesday, March 12, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 12, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Cookie Jordan brings talent and cultural knowledge to her work --- Looking at Cookie Jordan's extensive New York City stage credits, it seems like she's the go-to hair and wig designer for productions with predominantly black casts. After all, her résumé includes Eclipsed, Once on This Island, Choir Boy, An Octoroon, Fairview, Sugar...
Singing the Praises of Chick Flicks on Stage
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, March 07, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 7, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new musical comedy celebrates an unfairly maligned genre --- Fans of so-called chick flicks -- cinematic stories centering on romance, family and female friendships -- often defend their penchant for these films by dismissing them as "guilty pleasures." But according to Suzy Conn, who wrote the book and songs for Chick Flick the Musical at the Westside...
The Recipe Behind the Scrumptious Set for 'The Cake'
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, March 04, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 4, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning scenic designer John Lee Beatty dishes on his decades-long collaboration with Manhattan Theatre Club --- On April 26, 2019, John Lee Beatty will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. Read our press release for more information. Scenic designer John Lee Beatty...
How Being a Dad Helped Tom Kitt Write His New Musical
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, February 28, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 28, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The co-creator of Next to Normal debuts Superhero Off-Broadway --- Superhero at Second Stage Theatre is a homecoming for Tom Kitt. The composer's breakthrough musical with lyricist Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal, about a family struggling with mental illness, premiered at the venue 11 years ago before transferring to Broadway and picking up...
Friendship Is the Key to This 'Merrily We Roll Along'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, February 27, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 27, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Fiasco Theater reinvented Stephen Sondheim's most cherished flop --- Even though Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along premiered back in 1981, every major revival feels like a new musical. That's because the songwriter and a few of his trusted collaborators have revised the show multiple times over the decades, hoping to perfect...
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