They're Married and Making Plays Together, So Who Does the Dishes?
By AYUN HALLIDAY & GREG KOTIS
Tuesday, February 21, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 21, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Two artistic spouses -- one of whom has two Tonys -- on their latest stage collaboration --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. Usually when we run artist interviews at TDF Stages, we conduct the conversation. However, when Ayun Halliday (experimental dramatist, indie...
Don't Be Afraid of the Meaning of Life
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, February 17, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 17, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new show asks the biggest questions of all --- So far, it's been a good year for deep thinking in public places. At the end of January—the same night people were gathering at airports across the country to protest the Muslim ban—a line stretched out the door of the Brooklyn Library's main branch. Queued all the way to Eastern Parkway,...
In This Play, Everyone Is Everybody
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, February 16, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 16, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Rotating roles in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' new show --- Even though the play has been running for several weeks, Michael Braun still doesn't know which part he's playing in Everybody. Or rather, he doesn't know which part he's playing next. That's because during every performance of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' play, now being produced by Signature Theatre,...
If You're Successful, Does Your Identity Disappear?
By JACK SMART
Thursday, February 16, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 16, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play ponders the cost of thriving --- When a character resembles the playwright who created her, audiences have to wonder: how much of this fiction is rooted in reality? It's a particularly apt question for Tanya Saracho, whose two-hander Fade (presented in its New York premiere by Primary Stages through March 5 at the Cherry Lane Theatre)...
What's It Like Conducting Broadway's Largest Orchestra?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, February 15, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 15, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Musical director Kristen Blodgette on her big role in Sunset Boulevard --- There's been a great deal of fanfare surrounding Glenn Close's return to her Tony-winning role of Norma Desmond in the current revival of Sunset Boulevard. But she's not the only artist who worked on the original Broadway production who's come back. During the '90s run of Sunset,...
In this Musical, Kindness and Songs Repel Tragedy
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 14, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The true story behind Broadway's Come From Away --- At a time when Canada is looking very, very appealing to many Americans, Come From Away gives us yet another reason to embrace our neighbors to the north. The new musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein takes place in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, where 38 flights carrying nearly...
See Performeteria: TDF's First Immervise Theatre Festival
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, February 13, 2017  •   Performeteria  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 13, 2017  •   Performeteria  •    0 comments Share This
It's time for TDF's Performeteria, our first-ever immersive theatre festival. What does that mean? Let me tell you! WHAT? Performeteria is a two-night event, co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center, that invites you to travel through multiple levels of theatres, nooks, and hidden spaces within the venue to discover unique, site-specific...
In This Musical, No One Is Waiting for Applause
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 09, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 9, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why Liesl Tommy is the ideal director for Kid Victory --- Eclectic isn't a strong enough word to describe Liesl Tommy's directorial resume. At the same time she became the first woman of color to be nominated for a Tony for Best Direction of a Play (she helmed the Liberian Civil War-set drama Eclipsed on Broadway), the South African native was prepping...
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