Category: Playwriting
They're 60-Something Going On 21
By DIANE SNYDER
Wednesday, December 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Lucy Kirkwood makes her Broadway debut with The Children --- Lucy Kirkwood is about half the age of the three retired nuclear scientists who populate her Broadway drama The Children at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Yet she insists getting into their heads wasn't as complicated as you might think. "They came quite...
What Do You Know About Black Cowboys?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, December 12, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How a new musical is helping to correct a whitewashed history --- The phrase "crossing the river" has a special meaning for African Americans. Variations on this saying appear in many Negro spirituals, usually referring to the River Jordan which, according to the Old Testament, made way for the Israelites to cross over to the Promised Land. For slaves...
A Musical About Robert Moses?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Monday, December 11, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Dec 11, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Why a rocker was inspired to pen a bio-show about the polarizing urban planner --- If Peter Galperin hadn't moved to New York, he would have never written Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses, a bio musical about the controversial master builder who reshaped the metropolitan area in the 20th century. "I first came across Moses's name on a highway...
Take Two for a Middle-Aged Cindy Lou Who
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, December 11, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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The long way to Off-Broadway for Who's Holiday! --- Playwright Matthew Lombardo was relaxing on a Fort Lauderdale beach with his longtime friend, director Rob Ruggiero, when the idea for Who's Holiday! was hatched. Ruggiero asked Lombardo if he would pen a playlet for Christmas on the Rocks, an anthology of satirical shorts featuring twisted versions...
Why You Need to Hear Gordon Hirabayashi's Story
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, December 08, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Jeanne Sakata's bio play about the late Japanese-American activist is more relevant than ever --- The first time Joel de la Fuente played real-life civil rights activist Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata's one-person play Hold These Truths, he hoped it wouldn't be his last. "Very rarely is there an opportunity where you find something that you're...
How Much of Their Marriage Do They Put Onstage?
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, December 05, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Bengsons share their musical memoir at New York Theatre Workshop --- Marriage can be difficult, and spouses who want to parse the ups and downs of their romance sound destined for a therapist's couch, not the stage. But singer-songwriters Shaun and Abigail Bengson, who lead the quirky indie folk-rock group the Bengsons, aren't conventional, and...
When Tribes Ruled the Streets
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, November 30, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Seth Zvi Rosenfeld revisits the NYC of his youth with Downtown Race Riot --- Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's vividly remembers the 1976 rampage in Washington Square Park that inspired his new drama Downtown Race Riot, currently running at Off-Broadway's Pershing Square Signature Center. "I was 14 and had a lot of friends who went to school downtown,"...
He Wrote the Part for Himself But He's Not Doing It
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, November 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Why David Cale was happy to let someone else star in his new solo show Harry Clarke --- Veteran playwright and performer David Cale is known for his genre-defying solo shows, notably The Redthroats at Second Stage Theatre, A Likely Story at the New Group, and his Obie Award-winning Lillian at Playwrights Horizons. So when he began developing his latest...
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