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That Evil Sock Puppet is Just So Cute!
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, March 27, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 27, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the puppetry design of Broadway's Hand to God --- Even when he's possessed by Satan, Tyrone the sock puppet is still pretty cute. And that's no accident. Just ask Marte Johanne Ekhougen, the puppetry designer for Hand to God. In Robert Askins's giddily dark comedy, now on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, we meet Jason, a shy teenager...
An MS Diagnosis Becomes a Sci-Fi Lounge Act
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Lisa R. Clair turns her medical condition into a trippy musical performance --- For playwright/actor Lisa R.Clair, receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was an oddly enlightening artistic moment. "I thought, 'At least now I have an ending for my show,'" she deadpans. Clair's What's YOUR Problem? A Deep Space Lounge Act, which she...
Do You Belong In Your Neighborhood?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, March 25, 2015  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 25, 2015  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tracey Scott Wilson looks at gentrification from all sides --- In Tracey Scott Wilson's Buzzer, the days and weeks just slide together. Take the first few minutes of the play, which is now at the Public Theater. In the opening scene, Jackson, a successful lawyer, talks to a real estate agent about the apartment he wants to buy in his...
Can Any Musician Avoid Selling Out?
By ERIC GRODE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 25, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Laura Eason's latest play channels the indie rock spirit --- Of the two old-guard creative types grumbling their way toward obsolescence in Laura Eason's most recent plays -- the world-weary (female) writer in Sex With Strangers and the mulish (male) rock-club owner in The Undeniable Sound of Right Now -- the former would seem to be the more...
Partly True Stories About a Forgotten Hollywood Star
By MARK PEIKERT
Tuesday, March 24, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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David Greenspan explores the legacy of Helen Twelvetrees --- In some ways, David Greenspan found his play I'm Looking for HelenTwelvetrees in a photo of the 1930s actress. Included on the cover of the program for the production, which runs through April 4 at Abrons Art Center, the image finds Twelvetrees staring down into a mirror, with a...
Telling the Story of Black Broadway
By ROB WEINERT-KENDT
Monday, March 23, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 23, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Broadway producer Stewart Lane's major new book --- It's funny how some names stick: The Great White Way, for instance, became the moniker for New York's theatre district because Broadway was the first major thoroughfare to get electric lighting, so that even at night, it was "lit up like daytime," says Stewart F. Lane, a Broadway producer...
Let's Geek Out About the "Last Five Years" Movie
By CAITLIN GRIFFIN
Friday, March 20, 2015  •   Geek Out / Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 20, 2015  •   Geek Out / Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get super enthusiastic about things. This week, John Dellaporta (Actor/Writer/Director) geeks out (via Gchat) with Caitlin S. Griffin (Marketer/Educator/Artist) Today's Topic: The Last Five Years... the movie! --- Caitlin Griffin: Hi, John! I have been itching to dish about this movie...
WATCH: What is a Dramaturg?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 19, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Mar 19, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
We've got three great new videos in our Theatre Dictionary! First up is Dramaturg, made with our friends at Clubbed Thumb: ---- Next comes Fight Call, made with our friends at F*It Club and The PIT.   --- And finally, we've got Line Reading from our friends the New York Neo-Futurists.   Now... go browse...
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