Category: Off-Broadway
70 Years After Her Broadway Debut, She Still Loves Being on Stage
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, February 10, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Mon Feb 10, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Black theatre great Vinie Burrows on her latest role and her life's work --- Vinie Burrows made her Broadway debut in 1950 and has been working on stage ever since. Yet incredibly, the 95-year-old actress has never had an agent. "For the last Off-Broadway productions I've done, people have called me," she says, citing her roles in 2019's Mies Julie...
10 New Musicals to See This Spring Off Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 07, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 7, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
You just may catch a future Broadway hit --- What do the Tony Award-winning best musicals of the past five years have in common? They all began Off Broadway. Fun Home, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band's Visit, Hadestown and even Hamilton started on smaller NYC stages, so if you want to see the next big thing before everyone else, Off Broadway's a great...
How Two New Comedies Are Subtly Combating Anti-Semitism
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 04, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 4, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Goy Friendly and The Sabbath Girl bring people of different faiths together --- On the surface, Ashley Blaker's solo show Goy Friendly and Cary Gitter's rom-com The Sabbath Girl don't seem to have much in common. They're markedly different in format, tone and narrative. Yet at the heart of each is a story of people of different faiths coming together....
Why Charles Busch Hopes You Cry at His New Comedy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, January 30, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 30, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why The Confession of Lily Dare is the playwright-performer's most personal parody --- For the past 35 years, Charles Busch has made audiences cry with laughter at his over-the-top send-ups of classic movies (Die Mommie Die!, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party are just a handful of his spoofs). But at The Confession of Lily Dare, theatregoers...
Atlantic Theater Launched Her Acting Career. Now She Returns as a Playwright
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, January 22, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 22, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Eboni Booth talks about premiering her play Paris at her longtime artistic home --- Eboni Booth was a teenager when she made her professional acting debut in a stage adaptation of The Cider House Rules at Atlantic Theater Company. Twenty-one years later, she's marking another milestone at the same theatre with the world premiere of Paris, her playwriting...
Why Ann Harada Is Excited About Her Crappy New Job
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, January 16, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 16, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Avenue Q star has a great sense of humor about her role in Emojiland: The Musical --- "Sometimes you get to play glamorous roles, and sometimes you get to play a pile of poo," says Ann Harada. That's not a metaphor. The beloved character actress, best known for her scene-stealing turns in Avenue Q and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, is playing...
Oh Hey, Boomer
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Wednesday, January 15, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 15, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Solo artist Rick Miller examines the cultural influence of his parents' generation in Boom --- How do you measure, measure a year? How about four minutes? That's how long Rick Miller spends exploring each year from 1945 and 1969 in Boom, his multimedia meditation on the baby boomer generation currently running at 59E59 Theaters. The 49-year-old Miller,...
An Unlikely Master of an Ancient Japanese Art Form
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Thursday, January 09, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 9, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Katsura Sunshine is introducing New York audiences to the timeless comedy of rakugo --- How did Katsura Sunshine, a white guy from Canada, become a master of rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of storytelling? It's a quirky tale which he recounts with self-deprecating humor along with fables in his "sit-down comedy" solo show Katsura Sunshine's...
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