Category: Off-Broadway
Why Charles Busch Hopes You Cry at His New Comedy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, January 30, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 30, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why The Confession of Lily Dare is the playwright-performer's most personal parody --- For the past 35 years, Charles Busch has made audiences cry with laughter at his over-the-top send-ups of classic movies (Die Mommie Die!, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party are just a handful of his spoofs). But at The Confession of Lily Dare, theatregoers...
Atlantic Theater Launched Her Acting Career. Now She Returns as a Playwright
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, January 22, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 22, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Eboni Booth talks about premiering her play Paris at her longtime artistic home --- Eboni Booth was a teenager when she made her professional acting debut in a stage adaptation of The Cider House Rules at Atlantic Theater Company. Twenty-one years later, she's marking another milestone at the same theatre with the world premiere of Paris, her playwriting...
Why Ann Harada Is Excited About Her Crappy New Job
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, January 16, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 16, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Avenue Q star has a great sense of humor about her role in Emojiland: The Musical --- "Sometimes you get to play glamorous roles, and sometimes you get to play a pile of poo," says Ann Harada. That's not a metaphor. The beloved character actress, best known for her scene-stealing turns in Avenue Q and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, is playing...
Oh Hey, Boomer
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Wednesday, January 15, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 15, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Solo artist Rick Miller examines the cultural influence of his parents' generation in Boom --- How do you measure, measure a year? How about four minutes? That's how long Rick Miller spends exploring each year from 1945 and 1969 in Boom, his multimedia meditation on the baby boomer generation currently running at 59E59 Theaters. The 49-year-old Miller,...
An Unlikely Master of an Ancient Japanese Art Form
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Thursday, January 09, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 9, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Katsura Sunshine is introducing New York audiences to the timeless comedy of rakugo --- How did Katsura Sunshine, a white guy from Canada, become a master of rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of storytelling? It's a quirky tale which he recounts with self-deprecating humor along with fables in his "sit-down comedy" solo show Katsura Sunshine's...
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...
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