Category: Off-Broadway
Resurrecting Old New York in 'This Ain't No Disco'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Thursday, July 19, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 19, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How set designer Jason Sherwood put Studio 54, The Mudd Club and Andy Warhol's Factory all on one stage --- How do you conjure three legendary hot spots from New York's past in an intimate Off-Broadway venue? That's the formidable challenge 28-year-old scenic designer Jason Sherwood faced with This Ain't No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company. A world-premiere...
Making Magic on Stage -- Literally
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, July 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
You won't believe your eyes at these magic shows --- At TDF, we're always touting the magic of theatre. But what about the magic of magic? If you truly want your mind blown the next time you buy tickets, consider one of these five live spectacles, which offer tricks, illusions, feats of mentalism and other enchanted acts. You don't even need a crystal...
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...
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