Category: Playwriting
A Musical About Robert Moses?
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...
Why You Need to Hear Gordon Hirabayashi's Story
Friday, December 08, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 8, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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?
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
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
Tuesday, November 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thanks to its well-received run at the Vineyard in fall 2017, Harry Clarke has transferred to the Minetta Lane Theatre through May 13, 2018. 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...
Who Has Two Shows Running Off-Broadway Right Now?
Tuesday, November 14, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 14, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
With plays at Roundabout and Manhattan Theatre Club, Anna Ziegler's a writer to watch --- For playwrights, having one show Off-Broadway is a thrill. But two plays running simultaneously at prestigious institutions like Manhattan Theatre Club and the Roundabout Theatre Company? Now that's a coup de théâtre. "It's been the busiest stretch...
It's a Play, Not a History Lesson
Monday, November 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning dramatist Richard Nelson reflects on the early days of Shakespeare in the Park --- A beloved summer tradition for theatregoers, the Public Theater's free, star-studded Shakespeare in the Park may seem as old as Central Park itself. But in the late 1950s, the New York Shakespeare Festival (as it was originally known) was still a nascent...
Her Career Had Stalled, Now She Barely Rests
Thursday, November 09, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 9, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Susan Soon He Stanton has two shows running this month --- Susan Soon He Stanton doesn't sleep much these days. Her world-premiere play SOLSTICE PARTY! is running at A.R.T./New York Theatres, while Today Is My Birthday is prepping for a late November opening at New Ohio Theater. Plus she's a staff writer for HBO's upcoming series Succession,...
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