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Why Michael Mayer Revisited His Youth for 'Burn This'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, April 16, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 16, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The Tony winner talks about directing the starry Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama --- If you were taking bets on whether the tempestuous, mismatched lovers at the center of Lanford Wilson's Burn This would continue their relationship after the curtain falls, cynics would probably say no. That must make Michael Mayer, the director of the...
She's Lighting Up the Underworld on Broadway
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Great Comet star Amber Gray on her three-year journey with Hadestown --- Although the new Broadway musical Hadestown has been in development for more than a decade, creator Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin agree that it really started to gel three years ago when they staged an immersive concert-style incarnation Off-Broadway at New...
A Thoughtful Appreciation of 'Star Wars'
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 12, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How A Musical About Star Wars both celebrates and critiques the iconic saga --- Anyone who buys a ticket for A Musical About Star Wars is presumably familiar with George Lucas' space opera franchise. But with its Ewok and Wookiee growls, Wilhelm scream cues and other trivia and minutiae, this show isn't so much about Star Wars as it is about its fans. In...
Predicting the Next Big Names in Costume Design for 25 Years
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Why the list of Young Master winners at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards reads like a who's who of the industry --- Where do you look to find the next big name in theatrical costume design? For the past quarter century, the winners of the Young Master Award at the annual TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards have been a great predictor. Named for legendary costume...
Giving 'Alice in Wonderland' an NC-17 Makeover
By MATTHEW WEXLER
Thursday, April 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Company XIV's resident designer on his sexy neo-baroque aesthetics for Queen of Hearts --- Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is constantly being reimagined for the stage, from big-budget musicals to plucky kids' shows, audacious ballets to a an immersive trip down the rabbit hole. But Company XIV's Queen of Hearts may be...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Women's Theatre Companies in NYC
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, April 09, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 9, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    0 comments Share This
Where to see female artists and women's stories on stage --- According to the Broadway League, women make up 66% of Broadway audiences, and we tend to be the overwhelming majority of theatregoers wherever shows are being performed. However, when you look beyond the house, our representation plummets. Although the number of professionally produced...
She's the Secret Ingredient in Three Hit Plays
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, April 08, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How dramaturg Sarah Lunnie helped birth What the Constitution Means to Me, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Hillary and Clinton --- One of the most vital roles in new play development is also the most inscrutable: the oft-misunderstood dramaturg. But Sarah Lunnie is happy to demystify what she does. "I think about my role as that of a collaborative editor,"...
Last Time She Was on Broadway She Made History. This Time She's Stopping the Show.
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 05, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 5, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Ali Stroker stars as Ado Annie in a bold new take on Oklahoma! --- The morning after Ali Stroker performed "I Cain't Say No" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she woke up to thousands of new Instagram followers. No wonder: Belting out her character Ado Annie's sexy signature solo from Oklahoma!, currently running at Broadway's Circle in the...
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