Category: Off-Broadway
He's Playing Everyone In His Life But Himself
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, February 08, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 8, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen shares a unique perspective on his gender transition --- In 2005, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen embraced his true identity as he began transitioning from female to male. Unfortunately, his conservative Muslim Indian family wasn't as enthusiastic. In fact, they refused to speak to him for two years. "I was busy saying, 'Why can't you accept...
How Do You Tell an Ugly Story About Our Country?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, February 07, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 7, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the 1918 lynchings of Mary Turner and her husband --- A hundred years ago in Valdosta, Georgia, at least a dozen African Americans were lynched within a few days of one another. One of them, Mary Turner, was 20 years old and eight months pregnant. "I was surprised I'd never heard the story before," says LeKethia Dalcoe, an actor,...
Hayley Mills Is Having a Very Grown-Up Party
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 06, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 6, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The former child star returns to the stage in a new dark comedy --- Hayley Mills rocketed to fame as a teen in the 1960s in the Disney movies The Parent Trap and Pollyanna. But though she's the name draw in the all-female comedy Party Face, currently running at City Center Stage II, she's not demanding star treatment. In fact, she's sharing a tiny...
Helping Eve Ensler Translate Her Story to the Stage
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, February 05, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 5, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner Diane Paulus directs the activist's memoir-based solo show --- As the artistic director of Cambridge's American Repertory Theatre, Diane Paulus is known for guiding large-scale musicals such as Pippin, Finding Neverland, and Waitress to Broadway. But the Tony winner's latest import is decidedly more intimate: In the Body of the World,...
A Scene-Stealer Goes Solo
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 01, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 1, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Jeff Hiller gripes about a gay wedding in Bright Colors And Bold Patterns --- Jeff Hiller's name may not be familiar, but if you watch TV or see a lot of Off-Broadway theatre, he's probably made you laugh. Although the comic character actor is usually relegated to brief bits, he always hijacks the spotlight, whether he's playing a bitchy airline steward...
Using Our Racially Charged Past to Address Our Present
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 31, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 31, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Evan Yionoulis talks about directing Adrienne Kennedy's new play --- Inside the program for He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box at Theatre for a New Audience is a poetic thank-you from the playwright: "This play. Could not have been written without the room Facing trees and the iPad given to me by my son Adam Kennedy And his wife Renee in their...
Why Imperfect Artists Make Great Characters
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, January 30, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 30, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally explores the bigwigs of the Ballets Russes --- Over a six-decade career as one of America's most prominent playwrights, Terrence McNally has been consistently fascinated with the performing arts and its larger-than-life characters. In his plays, the four-time Tony winner has examined iconic figures (opera diva...
Can a Paint Job Save a Town?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, January 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Greg Pierce explores the plight of a dying factory city in Cardinal --- Greg Pierce may be best known as Tony-winning Cabaret composer John Kander's new collaborator since lyricist Fred Ebb died. Together, they've penned a pair of challenging chamber musicals, The Landing and Kid Victory. But even though Pierce worked solo on Cardinal --...
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