Plan Your Next Summer Getaway Around Theatre
By SANDY MACDONALD
Friday, June 14, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 14, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
17 shows to see at lauded out-of-town venues in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyond --- While there are still plenty of productions to see in New York over the summer, this is the season when regional theatre heats up. The Northeast proves to be a mecca for talented artists to revive beloved classics and debut new works. So peg your next weekend...
She Loves Doing New Work, Even Though It's Fraught with Disappointment
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, June 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jun 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Megan Hill stars in the world premiere of Open, her third new play in six months --- It's fitting that Megan Hill is currently playing a magician of sorts because over the past six months she's pulled off quite the hat trick. After almost a decade of being a busy character actress in under-the-radar black boxes, she landed two profile-boosting Off-Broadway...
Good Golly, Miss Mollys
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In honor of Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce, two actresses take on his most iconic female character --- Irish-born actresses Aedín Moloney and Eilin O'Dea separately stumbled upon James Joyce's novel Ulysses when they were young, and they both reacted to it similarly: They were aghast. But they were also intrigued by the last...
8 Dance Performances to See This June
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, June 12, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 12, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Catch renowned companies, cutting-edge choreographers and even a few free alfresco events --- Summer may not typically be thought of as a hotbed of dance. But this June is full of movement, with an intriguing range of options for dance lovers to explore. Of the eight performances we're highlighting, two are FREE and, as of press time, a few others...
Tony Award Winners 2019: 'Hadestown' Wins the Night
By RAVEN SNOOK
Sunday, June 09, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Jun 9, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tonys have all been given out, and Hadestown was the big winner, with a total of eight awards, including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for André De Shields, who was born the year before the Tonys debuted 72 years ago. From parody songs -- host James Corden's customized lyrics for "Michael in...
Is 'A Strange Loop' the Most Meta Musical Ever?
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Michael R. Jackson on his unconventional tuner at Playwrights Horizons --- Michael R. Jackson's new musical A Strange Loop, currently at Playwrights Horizons and produced in association with Page 73, focuses on Usher (Larry Owens), a young, black, queer aspiring artist trying to navigate a messy, biased world. As he writes and rewrites a musical about...
Celebrate Pride at These LGBTQ-Themed Shows
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
13 productions to get you in the spirit of Pride Month --- Sure, parades and parties are fun. But as avid theatregoers, my husband and I spend a lot of our Pride Month seeing shows with LGBTQ appeal. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, there's a veritable rainbow of options, including plays about the pioneers who came...
The Long Road of Donald Margulies' 'Long Lost'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 06, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 6, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright returns to NYC after a five-year absence with a twisty tale of two brothers --- Even though Donald Margulies' Long Lost takes place in New York City, a 2015 trip to Tennessee is what inspired him to start writing it. "I received an invitation from the Nashville Repertory Theatre to mentor the playwrights chosen...
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