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His Second Rhyme Around
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, May 09, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 9, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why Adam Green is so gung ho about his latest David Ives' show --- Even though he's playing a servant in The Metromaniacs, Adam Green is a master at speaking in rhyme, and he has Tony-nominated dramatist David Ives to thank for that. Produced by Red Bull Theater and currently running at the Duke on 42nd Street, The Metromaniacs is Ives' fourth so-called...
This Grandma's Probably Way Cooler Than Yours
By SANDY MACDONALD
Tuesday, May 08, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 8, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Luba Mason shatters ageist notions in the musical Unexpected Joy --- The amazingly youthful-looking Luba Mason isn't a grandmother in real life, but she doesn't mind playing one onstage -- so long as the character's not a stereotype. That's why she's embracing her role as Joy, a sexually fluid hippie at the center of Unexpected Joy at the York Theatre...
WATCH: New York Deaf Theatre
By ANDREW BLOCK
Tuesday, May 08, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 8, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet New York Deaf Theatre, the longest-running company of its kind in New York City and the third oldest Deaf troupe in the U.S. Founded in 1979, NYDT provides an artistic home for actors, creators and designers who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing where they can see their own lives and experiences reflected onstage. NYDT's shows are accessible to both...
'Summer and Smoke,' Stripped-Down and Sexy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, May 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why Jack Cummings III took a minimalist approach to the Tennessee Williams classic --- At first Classic Stage Company's revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke looks a little curious. Pent-up Mississippi maid Alma (played by Tony nominee Marin Ireland) talks about her handkerchief, but her fingers are empty. Her lifelong crush, bad boy Dr....
Finding a Story of Hope in a Historic Holocaust
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, May 03, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 3, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play focuses on two friends who survived the Armenian genocide --- Over a decade ago a stranger approached playwright Joyce Van Dyke in the lobby of a theatre. "My name is Martin Deranian," the elderly gentleman said. "Your grandmother and my mother were best friends and they were deported together from their homeland in 1915. I think you should...
Robert O'Hara's Radical Makeover of 'Henry V'
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, May 02, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 2, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The director helms a free production of the Shakespeare play at the Public Theater --- When the Public Theater approached Robert O'Hara about doing a Shakespeare show for its Mobile Unit, he immediately suggested Henry V. The Obie-winning director-playwright (Bootycandy, Mankind) had previously done student mountings of the play and the opportunity...
His Heart Belongs to Dada
By DIANE SNYDER
Wednesday, May 02, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 2, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Seth Numrich plays a founder of the antiestablishment art movement in Travesties --- Initially, actor Seth Numrich wasn't sure what to make of rehearsals for Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Travesties. During the first week, director Patrick Marber had the cast work on the musical interludes that pepper Tom Stoppard's 1974 play, which...
Tony Award Nominations 2018
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, May 01, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 1, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The Tony Award nominations for the 2017-2018 Broadway season are out! The complete list is below, along with links to all of the articles we've written about these shows on TDF Stages. The 72nd annual ceremony will take place Sunday, June 10 at Radio City Music Hall, hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. Best Musical Frozen Mean Girls - read...
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