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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
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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...
Celebrating the Past and the Future of the Dance Theatre of Harlem
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, April 04, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 4, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How the venerable troupe's 50th anniversary honors its history while looking ahead --- Reaching a 50th anniversary is a huge milestone for any American dance company. But for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, its half-century celebration at City Center (April 10-13) represents an against-the-odds achievement as one of the first and most lauded black ballet...
Tony Yazbeck Is Ready to Start the Revolution
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 03, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 3, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee is all fired up in Classic Stage Company's revival of the agitprop musical The Cradle Will Rock --- Ever since Tony Yazbeck made his Broadway debut at age 11 as a tapping newsboy in the 1989 revival of Gypsy, he's been lauded for his dancing. Certainly his major roles, notably Al in A Chorus Line, Tulsa in the 2008 revival of Gypsy...
This Play Will Make You Laugh… or Maybe Scream or Cry
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 01, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Apr 1, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Why Do You Feel Anger? sparks an array of reactions --- When Do You Feel Anger? had its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky last year, it elicited intense yet mixed emotions. But playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg and director Margot Bordelon always figured that would be the case. A tonally complex one-act...
Why Are People of Color Playing Slave Owners?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, March 29, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 29, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The Flea's revival of Southern Promises makes the play even more controversial --- When Southern Promises premiered in New York in 2008, Barack Obama was on the brink of becoming the country's first black President. That provided an optimistic backdrop for Thomas Bradshaw's incendiary play about slavery. Even though it featured raw scenes of rape...
All About the EVE Project
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, March 28, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 28, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Why the Martha Graham Dance Company is debuting new works by women during its two-week Joyce run --- Since so many Martha Graham works feature heroines confronting crises or indulging their passions, the dance-maker's namesake company has long been known for showcasing strong women. But this season the troupe's focus feels even more feminist because...
Why 'Julius Caesar' Feels More Urgent Than Ever
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, March 27, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 27, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Director Shana Cooper reimagines Shakespeare's tragedy for our polarized political age Pieces of the set literally fall apart during Theatre for a New Audience's kinetic production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The startling destruction happens during the storm that precedes the assassination of the titular general by his frenemies...
She Didn't Think She Was Right to Play Judy Holliday. She Was Wrong.
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, March 26, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 26, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
How On Your Feet!'s Andréa Burns became the star of Smart Blonde --- Initially, when playwright Willy Holtzman approached Andréa Burns about starring in his Judy Holliday bio-play Smart Blonde, she balked. A Jewish stage and screen performer best remembered for her Oscar-winning, not-so-dumb-blonde turn as Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday,...
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