Category: Off-Broadway
Len Cariou on Just About Everything
By SANDY MACDONALD
Tuesday, December 03, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Dec 3, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
The Tony winner talks about his illustrious theatre career and his return to the New York stage in the dramedy Harry Townsend's Last Stand --- Veteran theatregoers know Len Cariou as a stage star, equally adept at Shakespeare and Sondheim. From the late '60s through the '90s, he was a regular on Broadway and off, headlining straight plays (Measure...
A Rare Chance to See One of the First Immersive Works of Theatre
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, November 26, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Nov 26, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
María Irene Fornés' Fefu and Her Friends is finally being revived after four-plus decades --- Like many admirers of María Irene Fornés' rarely performed masterpiece, director Lileana Blain-Cruz discovered Fefu and Her Friends in school. However, unlike many fellow fans, she didn't understand why the pioneering work by the...
Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2019
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 25, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 25, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. At press time, many of these shows were offering...
Why It's Important That a Black Actress Play Jimmy Carter
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, November 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Susan Lambert Hatem talks about her unconventional political history play --- A young man wants to know how it really went down in "the room where it happened." No, it's not a scene from Hamilton; it's from Susan Lambert Hatem's play Confidence (and The Speech), currently running at Theatre Row. Like Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash-hit musical,...
Who Was Marie Curie's Amazing BFF?
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, November 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany on playing two remarkable women in science --- If Marie Curie is just a name to you, you're not alone. Francesca Faridany admits she didn't know much about the two-time Nobel Prize-winning physicist and chemist until she landed the title role in Lauren Gunderson's The Half-Life of Marie Curie. Currently running...
The Importance of Introducing Mummenschanz to New Generations
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, November 12, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Nov 12, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The beloved Swiss mime troupe makes its belated New Victory Theater debut --- The only sounds you hear at a Mummenschanz performance are laughs coming from the audience. Using masks, props, puppets, and their malleable bodies and imagination, the members of the inventive Swiss mime troupe conjure humorous vignettes in complete silence. A pair of people...
How Three Diverse Creators Brought a Musical About Racial Strife to Life
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Monday, November 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Nov 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The unusual development of Broadbend, Arkansas --- It's ironic that Broadbend, Arkansas -- the new two-person musical about an African-American father and daughter grappling with the personal impact of racial oppression in the '60s and '80s -- started off as a monologue about an elderly Southern white woman living in a nursing home during the pre-civil...
Kathleen Chalfant on Her Extraordinary Off-Broadway Adventures
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, November 04, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Mon Nov 4, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
The star of the solo play A Woman of the World chats about her illustrious stage career --- As her Lifetime Achievement Obie Award last year reaffirmed, Kathleen Chalfant has long been Off-Broadway's most valuable player. Although some may know her from TV (The Affair, House of Cards) or Broadway (she earned a Tony nomination for her work in the original...
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