Category: Off-Broadway
You're Supposed to Laugh, Then Cry
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, July 30, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 30, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Marcus Gardley reinvented Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba --- Back in 2010, The New Yorker's Hilton Als described playwright Marcus Gardley as "an interesting heir to García Lorca, Pirandello and Tennessee Williams." While any emerging dramatist would appreciate being likened to such theatrical giants, Gardley...
Feeding You More Than Laughs
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 27, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 27, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Renée Taylor looks back on her life and her love, Joseph Bologna, in her solo memoir My Life on a Diet --- After more than a half century of working on projects with her husband, actor-writer Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor didn't let his death stand in the way of their continued collaboration. Although Bologna passed away last summer,...
What's It Like to Star in a Cult Musical?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, July 26, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 26, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Stephanie Hsu on why her role in Be More Chill is so groundbreaking --- Stephanie Hsu realized something was happening when she started getting tagged in fan art of her Be More Chill character: theatre-obsessed teenager Christine Canigula. She was surprised that young people from all over the world had discovered an obscure musical that only ran for...
Which Broadway Choreographer Is Making His NYC Directorial Debut?
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Monday, July 23, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 23, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Joshua Bergasse is putting his own stamp on Smokey Joe's Cafe --- At a recent matinee of the Off-Broadway revival of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, iconic numbers such as "On Broadway" and "Hound Dog" inspired audience members to sing and dance in their seats. During "Stand By Me," an entire throng jumped up, all clapping...
How Did James Baldwin Define Himself?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, July 20, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 20, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Jewelle Gomez's new play examines the writer's dueling identities --- What do you do when what's oppressing you also nurtures and sustains you? In Waiting for Giovanni, playwright Jewelle Gomez examines James Baldwin's complicated relationship with the burgeoning civil rights movement while penning his 1956 novel Giovanni's Room. Though now considered...
Resurrecting Old New York in 'This Ain't No Disco'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Thursday, July 19, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 19, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How set designer Jason Sherwood put Studio 54, The Mudd Club and Andy Warhol's Factory all on one stage --- How do you conjure three legendary hot spots from New York's past in an intimate Off-Broadway venue? That's the formidable challenge 28-year-old scenic designer Jason Sherwood faced with This Ain't No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company. A world-premiere...
Making Magic on Stage -- Literally
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, July 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
You won't believe your eyes at these magic shows --- At TDF, we're always touting the magic of theatre. But what about the magic of magic? If you truly want your mind blown the next time you buy tickets, consider one of these five live spectacles, which offer tricks, illusions, feats of mentalism and other enchanted acts. You don't even need a crystal...
Destruction and Rebirth in Coney Island
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Tuesday, July 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Superstorm Sandy changed the trajectory of Fire in Dreamland --- Playwright Rinne Groff is obsessed with the obsessed, whether it's an inventor's struggle to perfect an early version of television (The Ruby Sunrise), an author's fixation on the story of Anne Frank (Compulsion) or an aspiring filmmaker's quest to make a movie about a historic catastrophe...
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