Category: Off-Broadway
A Classical Approach to the Old Ultraviolence
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 29, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 29, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How director Alexandra Spencer-Jones' love of Shakespeare led to A Clockwork Orange --- "If you walk away in love with a raping murderer, well, I've done my job," jokes Alexandra Spencer-Jones, the British adapter-director of the all-male stage incarnation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, currently playing at New World Stages. Or...
When Walt Disney Met Igor Stravinsky
By DOUG STRASSLER
Monday, September 25, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Sep 25, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Penguin Rep's comedy about making art explores some serious themes --- Disney's 1940 movie Fantasia is widely considered a cinematic masterpiece. In addition to being one of those classics parents love sharing with their young children, it's ranked No. 5. on the American Film Institute's Top 10 Animated Movies list. Yet Fantasia was not an immediate...
What's the Scariest Part of Growing Old?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, September 21, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 21, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner Deanna Dunagan plays a struggling widow in The Treasurer --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Chicago-based actress Deanna Dunagan -- best known to New York audiences for her Tony-winning turn as the drug-addicted matriarch in August: Osage County -- loves to talk on...
Scenic Design, Take Two
By JANICE SIMPSON
Wednesday, September 20, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 20, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mary Jane reunites an Obie-winning director with her favorite set designer --- Laura Jellinek was working as a model maker in set designer Mimi Lien's studio when she first met Anne Kauffman, a celebrated theatre director who had already staged productions for Lincoln Center Theater and New York Theatre Workshop. The artists connected and became fans...
Teaching Manners to Build a Community
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Monday, September 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
MCC Theater's new drama focuses on a one-of-a-kind charm school --- Northlight Theatre's artistic director, BJ Jones, was so taken with a 2012 Chicago Tribune story about Gloria Allen, an African-American, sexagenarian transwoman teaching an etiquette class for LGBTQ youth, he asked his friend, playwright Philip Dawkins, to pen a show about it. But...
Got Any Questions for Two Tony Nominees?
Friday, September 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
DUE TO ILLNESS, THIS LIVE CHAT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Kathleen Chalfant and Sarah Ruhl kick off TDF's new live chat series --- We know TDF Stages readers have a lot of thoughts and opinions about theatre. That's why we're so excited to announce our brand-new live chat series during which you can pose questions to theatre artists. For our inaugural...
Two Plays, One Searing Message
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, September 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Signature Theatre mounts a pair of shows by Suzan-Lori Parks --- During In the Blood -- the first of Suzan-Lori Parks' two plays inspired by The Scarlet Letter -- the main character Hester remarks, "I don't think the world likes women very much." That's the brutal takeaway of Blood and its sister work Fucking A, which are being produced in tandem...
Back-to-Back Blair Brown
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, September 08, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 8, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner returns to the stage in a pair of consecutive plays --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Blair Brown may be best known for her TV roles, especially the titular divorced baby boomer in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and Martha Stewart-style convict Judy King on the...
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