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Dancing at the Forefront of a Movement
By DOUG STRASSLER
Tuesday, June 20, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 20, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How one-legged performer Evan Ruggiero is making history --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Almost three centuries after its publication, Henry Fielding's 1749 novel exploring "human nature," The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, continues to inspire. Although its best-known adaptation...
What Happens When There's Class Conflict in the Workplace?
By JANICE SIMPSON
Thursday, June 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new drama at Manhattan Theatre Club explores the ever-growing economic divide --- At Abe Koogler's new play Fulfillment Center, a wooden runway cuts MTC's Center/Stage II in half so that the audience sits on both sides. A few folding chairs provide the only additional scenery. It's a bit reminiscent of MTC's Heisenberg, at which some viewers grumbled...
Has Sibling Rivalry Always Been the Same?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Monday, June 05, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jun 5, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Mint Theater's revival of a 98-year-old play makes a strong case --- The old adage "the more things change, the more they stay the same" is always on dramatic display at the Mint Theater Company, which is dedicated to resuscitating lost or neglected plays from the past. Though industry, fashion, and social mores may transform, human nature remains...
Making Dark Subjects Sing
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new Off-Broadway musical explores the outlawed Afghan practice of bacha bazi --- How do you craft a love story between two adolescent males who don't understand the concept of gay identity? That was just one of the conundrums composer Tim Rosser and lyricist/book writer Charlie Sohne faced when they decided to make a musical set in Afghanistan's...
Bringing Diversity to the Wild West
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, May 31, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 31, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How a new musical is helping to correct a whitewashed history --- Writer-composer Kirsten Childs was walking down the street near her Upper West Side home when she spied a couple: a small, muscular man and an African-American woman she describes as "zaftig, with a kind of Venus Hottentot behind." Childs immediately noticed the reactions of passers-by....
In This Solo Show, Movement Makes the Monologue
By NED MOORE
Thursday, May 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why director Rachel O'Riordan took a physical approach to Iphigenia in Splott --- At times, the solo show genre can feel old hat. Yet every now and then, a director comes along with a knack for slapping it back to life -- and the audience with it. Rachel O'Riordan's staging of Gary Owen's one-hander Iphigenia in Splott is a jolting example. The story...
Are You Responsible for Your Parents' Hopes?
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, May 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play ponders what we owe our families --- When Gina Gionfriddo begins a new play, she doesn't set out with a singular message she wants to tell; her approach is more intuitive. "When I sit down to write a play and tell a story, different threads come out," she says. "I generally come up with characters and then let them tell the stories they're...
A Tree (Sort Of) Grows Off-Broadway
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, May 11, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 11, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the magical set design of The Whirligig --- The script calls for an actor to climb a tree and join another character on a large branch as they peer into a friend's bedroom. They remain up there for much of the play. That was the assignment Derek McLane faced when he began designing the set for The Whirligig, the new play by Hamish Linklater...
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