Category: Off-Broadway
Why Rebecca Taichman Just Can't Get Enough of 'Sing Street'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, December 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After a hit run at New York Theatre Workshop in fall 2019, the production is transferring to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre for an open run. How the Tony-winning director was instrumental in bringing this cult movie musical to the stage --- Rebecca Taichman isn't just the director of Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop, she's its instigator....
From 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' to Monumental Theatre
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, December 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Emmy winner Luke Kirby returns to the New York stage in an epic production of a rarely seen play --- To fans of Slings and Arrows—a cult TV comedy about the behind-the-scenes drama at a Canadian theatre festival—it may sound like a lost plotline to hear that Luke Kirby is performing in an avant-garde production of a play by a dramatist...
Yiddish Culture Is Alive and Well and Playing in New York
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, December 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
This December, two festivals and a musical revival prove Yiddish culture is enjoying a remarkable resurgence --- The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin), the first work of Yiddish theatre ever presented in America, is back on stage in New York 136 years after its U.S. premiere. While the musical features an eccentric cast of characters, including a flamboyant...
As a Black Man with HIV, He Didn't See Himself On Stage, So He Wrote a Play
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, December 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Donja R. Love discusses his "super personal" world premiere --- According to a recent CDC fact sheet, if current trends persist, one in two African-American gay or bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV. That statistic is a stark reminder that the epidemic is far from over, especially in the black community. Yet on stage, lauded plays about HIV/AIDS...
Mining Tragedy Out of His Home State
By SANDY MACDONALD
Tuesday, December 10, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 10, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum discuss their latest collaboration at Lincoln Center --- Who could have predicted a decade ago that Samuel D. Hunter, an Idaho-bred playwright whose oeuvre is set in his home territory, would take New York City by storm? Probably director Davis McCallum, who first met Hunter in 2010 when they...
Following in His Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cousin's Footsteps
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, December 09, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 9, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How emerging playwright Alex Riad is using his hometown as fodder for a theatrical trilogy --- Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis may be Alex Riad's cousin, but Lucy Thurber's Hilltown Plays are what prompted him to start writing about his California hometown. "They blew me away," recalls Riad about seeing Thurber's five-play cycle focused...
Harry Hamlin on His Return to His First Love: the Theatre
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, December 05, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Dec 5, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The TV star plays three different characters in One November Yankee --- Harry Hamlin initially starred in One November Yankee seven years ago, but he admits he was not writer-director Joshua Ravetch's first choice. Back in 2012, Ravetch had hoped to entice his friend, the late Robert Forster, to headline the play's world premiere in Los Angeles. The...
When Stephen Adly Guirgis Asked Him, He Couldn't Say No
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Wednesday, December 04, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 4, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran actor-producer John Ortiz on making his directorial debut with Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven --- John Ortiz cofounded the LAByrinth Theater Company with a group of actors in 1992. As the company's artistic director for much of the last three decades, he has helped develop and produce, and frequently performed in more than 250 plays....
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