Category: Off-Broadway
One of America's Most Popular Playwrights Finally Gets a NYC Premiere
By DIANE SNYDER
Friday, November 09, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 9, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks debuts at the WP Theater --- Lauren Gunderson had wanted to write a play about women and guns in America for decades, ever since her activist days in high school and college. But the inciting idea didn't take hold until earlier this year. In what she describes as "a flurry of about a week," she churned out the first...
This Play Dares You to Leave… or Stay
By DAVID COTE
Wednesday, November 07, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Nov 7, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
After 13 years, Will Eno's funny and unnerving monologue Thom Pain returns with Michael C. Hall --- Although dramatists are not necessarily the characters they write, there are many compelling reasons the title figure in the monologue play Thom Pain (based on nothing) seems like a Will Eno self-portrait. Eno and Pain are both dryly funny fellows,...
Why 'Daniel's Husband' Resonates More Than Ever
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, November 06, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 6, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Actor Ryan Spahn on why he's starring in this play a third time --- Over the past three years, Ryan Spahn has portrayed the same part in three separate runs of the same play. And yet, due to major political upheavals during that time, each successive mounting of Michael McKeever's emotionally charged Daniel's Husband has felt more urgent. Spahn plays...
It May Not Be True, But It Feels Real
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, November 02, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 2, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Ngozi Anyanwu stars in her new play Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre --- Media depictions of black folk frequently flatten out their complexity. The relentlessly chipper black neighbor on that sitcom, or the magically wise black teacher in that movie only exist onscreen. In the New York premiere of Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre, playwright...
Meet the Big Apple Circus' New Female Ringmaster
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, October 31, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 31, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Stephanie Monseu became the ruler of the ring at the 41st edition of the show --- This may be the first year that Stephanie Monseu is standing in the spotlight at the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center, but she's been training for the job for more than two decades. A veteran variety and neo-vaudeville performer, she cofounded the Bindlestiff Family...
He Doesn't Design Sets, He Creates Environments
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, October 30, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 30, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Tony nominee Dane Laffrey completely reconfigured the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater for Lewiston/Clarkston --- "You said you needed space; I gave you space," a drug-addicted mother tells her estranged gay son in Lewiston/Clarkston, two plays by Samuel D. Hunter presented as one evening at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The mother's comment...
Two Provocative Off-Broadway Plays, One Insightful Director
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, October 23, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 23, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Kimberly Senior enjoys helming shows that raise tough questions about our multicultural society --- At first glance, Aasif Mandvi's Sakina's Restaurant at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre and Eleanor Burgess' The Niceties at Manhattan Theatre Club don't seem to have much in common. The former is a revival of a 20-year-old solo show in which the...
Making Edna St. Vincent Millay Sing
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 22, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 22, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How an iconic 1912 poem inspired an unconventional musical --- Veteran musical director Carmel Dean had worked closely with celebrated artists ranging from Green Day to Chita Rivera, but she panicked when she met Stephen Sondheim -- not because she revered him (although she does), but because he asked what she was working on. She had heard that he...
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