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Meet the Symbolically Powerful Eunuchs
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 23, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 23, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Behind the most unusual characters in Broadway's The Visit --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles "As an audience member, even before you hear that we're eunuchs, you can say, 'Okay, these people are not normal.'" That's how Matthew Deming describes his entrance in The Visit, the viciously...
Dressing the Kids in The King and I
By ERIC GRODE
Wednesday, April 22, 2015  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 22, 2015  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Notes from the costume designer and wardrobe supervisor --- Any parent – and anyone who has been parented in their lives – knows that keeping kids' clothes off the floor and free from stains is a full-time job. Now picture more than a dozen children, each changing their (rather expensive) outfits every half hour for three hours...
The Future Is Now (Onstage)
By JACK SMART
Tuesday, April 21, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 21, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How writer-director Aya Ogawa brings video game technology to the theatre --- At first glance, theatre and video games appear to represent polar opposite forms of entertainment. One is an irreproducible live event shared by many; the other a simulation of an experience directed entirely by its participants. Aya Ogawa's new play sets out...
Everyone's Talking, So We Might as Well Listen
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, April 20, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Lisa D'Amour on the torrent of words in her play Airline Highway --- There are so many words tumbling around in Airline Highway, so many sly asides and sassy jokes delivered under the breath, that it might seem the conversation in the play is just happening, as though playwright Lisa D'Amour told her actors to chat with each other about whatever...
Gideon Irving Will Perform In Your Living Room
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, April 17, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Apr 17, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
In Living Here, this boundary-pushing solo artist performs not in a theatre, but in someone's living room  --- It's not every day that you get to perform for a chicken. But that's just what happened to Gideon Irving during a recent performance of his one-man show Living Here: A Map of Songs. The venue was an apartment and the chicken belonged...
WATCH: What is blocking? A claque? A stage door?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 16, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 16, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
We've got three new videos in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) --- First up is Stage Door, featuring photos submitted by TDF members and a voiceover from Mark Blankenship, your Stages editor. --- Next there's Blocking, which we made with our friends at Lesser America.   --- And finally...
What Does It Take to Dance for Mark Morris?
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, April 15, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 15, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the company's return to New York --- The Mark Morris Dance Group tours globally – they're even making two separate trips to Australia this year – but it's been quite a while since they've brought repertory programs to their longtime New York performance venue, the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Fortunately for dance fans,...
How Is This Musical Comedy Like Breaking Bad?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, April 14, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The surprisingly deep themes of Something Rotten! --- On first glance – or maybe even fifth – Something Rotten! doesn't seem anything like Breaking Bad. After all, the former is a raucous musical comedy about Elizabethan playwrights who actually invent musical theatre while trying to compete with Shakespeare, and the latter...
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