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Which Broadway Choreographer Is Making His NYC Directorial Debut?
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Monday, July 23, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 23, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How Joshua Bergasse is putting his own stamp on Smokey Joe's Cafe --- At a recent matinee of the Off-Broadway revival of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, iconic numbers such as "On Broadway" and "Hound Dog" inspired audience members to sing and dance in their seats. During "Stand By Me," an entire throng jumped up, all clapping...
How Did James Baldwin Define Himself?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, July 20, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Jewelle Gomez's new play examines the writer's dueling identities --- What do you do when what's oppressing you also nurtures and sustains you? In Waiting for Giovanni, playwright Jewelle Gomez examines James Baldwin's complicated relationship with the burgeoning civil rights movement while penning his 1956 novel Giovanni's Room. Though now considered...
Resurrecting Old New York in 'This Ain't No Disco'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Thursday, July 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
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How set designer Jason Sherwood put Studio 54, The Mudd Club and Andy Warhol's Factory all on one stage --- How do you conjure three legendary hot spots from New York's past in an intimate Off-Broadway venue? That's the formidable challenge 28-year-old scenic designer Jason Sherwood faced with This Ain't No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company. A world-premiere...
Making Magic on Stage -- Literally
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, July 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
You won't believe your eyes at these magic shows --- At TDF, we're always touting the magic of theatre. But what about the magic of magic? If you truly want your mind blown the next time you buy tickets, consider one of these five live spectacles, which offer tricks, illusions, feats of mentalism and other enchanted acts. You don't even need a crystal...
Destruction and Rebirth in Coney Island
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Tuesday, July 17, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How Superstorm Sandy changed the trajectory of Fire in Dreamland --- Playwright Rinne Groff is obsessed with the obsessed, whether it's an inventor's struggle to perfect an early version of television (The Ruby Sunrise), an author's fixation on the story of Anne Frank (Compulsion) or an aspiring filmmaker's quest to make a movie about a historic catastrophe...
Exploring Addiction Through Immersive Theatre
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, July 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Trainspotting Live is giving audiences a rush Off-Broadway --- Inspired by Irvine Welsh's eponymous novel about a motley crew of young drug users wreaking havoc in '80s Edinburgh, Trainspotting Live lands stateside at Roy Arias Stages after years of touring the U.K. and beyond. Although this version blends elements from the book, Harry Gibson's...
Dressing a Greek Classic for Tomorrow
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, July 13, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 13, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How Lex Liang transports Antigone into the future through costumes --- Lex Liang had never seen a production of Antigone when director Carl Cofield invited him to design the costumes for the Classical Theatre of Harlem's take on Sophocles' tragedy. That was probably a good thing since this is far from a traditional mounting. The company's politically...
How Are Six Performers Playing One Part?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, July 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the unusual process of making Mary Page Marlowe --- When Susan Pourfar was cast as the title character in Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe, which traces seven decades of an ordinary woman's life, she geared up for the role in an unusual way -- by consulting all the other Mary Page Marlowes. Pourfar is one of six actresses (plus a baby doll) portraying...
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