Category: Off-Broadway
Destruction and Rebirth in Coney Island
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Tuesday, July 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Superstorm Sandy changed the trajectory of Fire in Dreamland --- Playwright Rinne Groff is obsessed with the obsessed, whether it's an inventor's struggle to perfect an early version of television (The Ruby Sunrise), an author's fixation on the story of Anne Frank (Compulsion) or an aspiring filmmaker's quest to make a movie about a historic catastrophe...
Exploring Addiction Through Immersive Theatre
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, July 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Trainspotting Live is giving audiences a rush Off-Broadway --- Inspired by Irvine Welsh's eponymous novel about a motley crew of young drug users wreaking havoc in '80s Edinburgh, Trainspotting Live lands stateside at Roy Arias Stages after years of touring the U.K. and beyond. Although this version blends elements from the book, Harry Gibson's...
How Are Six Performers Playing One Part?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, July 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the unusual process of making Mary Page Marlowe --- When Susan Pourfar was cast as the title character in Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe, which traces seven decades of an ordinary woman's life, she geared up for the role in an unusual way -- by consulting all the other Mary Page Marlowes. Pourfar is one of six actresses (plus a baby doll) portraying...
How to Decide What to See at the New York Musical Festival
By RAVEN SNOOK & SHANI R. FRIEDMAN
Friday, July 06, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 6, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Our guide to the 15th annual event --- The New York Musical Festival kicks off next week with a slew of tuneful offerings in Midtown. Since its founding in 2004, NYMF has helped launch more than 400 new musicals, many of which have gone on to bigger stages, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. This year's edition features a dozen shows...
How Do You Act When You Don't Know How the Audience Will React?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Friday, June 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
MaYaa Boateng talks about the challenges of her role in Fairview --- Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview starts out like a naturalistic family dramedy, as a well-to-do African-American woman named Beverly (Heather Alicia Simms) prepares to host a birthday party for her mother. As her kin arrive, including her teenage daughter Keisha portrayed by MaYaa...
How Classic Musicals Are Being Reimagined Off-Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 28, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 28, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
See fresh takes on Fiddler on the Roof, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Carmen Jones --- Off-Broadway is often a destination for adventurous theatre, free from the commercial constraints of keeping a production running on the Great White Way. So it's intriguing that this summer, three nonprofit companies have chosen to revive classic Broadway...
How Much Do You Know About the Little Rock Nine?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, June 27, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jun 27, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Writer-director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj dramatizes a critical moment in our nation's history --- It's long been said that history is written by the winners. But when those victors are people of color, they often don't get to tell the heroic parts of their past. That may be why playwright Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj never heard about the Little Rock Nine...
How the 'Gay Play' Is Evolving
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 21, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Jun 21, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Dramatists are exploring LGBTQ life in uncharted ways --- To judge only from Broadway, New York theatre is experiencing a Renaissance of old gay plays, with starry revivals of three landmark dramas that are now period pieces: The Boys in the Band from the '60s, the soon-to-open Torch Song from the '80s and Angels in America from the '90s. But Pride...
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