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WATCH: What is a god mic? What is subtext?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, May 29, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 29, 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 God Mic, which we made with our friends at Lesser America. ---- Then there's Subtext, which was written by and stars students from TDF's WORDlab playwriting program. --- Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary...
Two Ailey Legends Say Goodbye
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, May 28, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 28, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The past, present, and future of Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd --- They joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater six months apart in 2004, became a couple during their second year with the company, and got married in 2013. Now – to the great dismay of Ailey's numerous admirers – Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd will...
Being James Cagney (Without Imitating Him)
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, May 28, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 28, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
How Robert Creighton brings the film legend to the stage --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Actors playing real people always face a fascinating conundrum: What's the connection between impersonating someone and inhabiting them? In other words, do you have to master a person's voice and...
She's Always a Woman in Me
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 27, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 27, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Shakespearean actor Simon Callow steps into high heels for the latest Brits Off Broadway fest --- Pauline, the alternately proud and insecure transwoman in Tuesdays at Tesco's, isn't the first female character Simon Callow has portrayed, but she certainly is the most complex. The British actor, director, and writer -- well known for his...
Female Pirates on an Actual Boat
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, May 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Blood Red Roses revives swashbuckling legends --- What's the best way to spell "arrrgh?" When you're producing a pirate show, that's not an idle question. Just ask Drama of Works, the Brooklyn-based company behind Blood Red Roses: The Female Pirate Project. "Is there a 'u'? An 'e'?" asks performer Emily Hartford, sitting with her fellow...
Bridging the Gap Between Ballet and Modern Dance
By EMERI FETZER
Friday, May 22, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 22, 2015  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wendy Whelan pushes her own boundaries --- The dance world knows Wendy Whelan as a dazzling principal for New York City Ballet. For three decades, she has been celebrated for her classical performances, which showcase her expert lines and committed control. She's also been lauded for her consistent ability to reinvent herself, so when she...
These Ghosts Are Not Metaphorical
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, May 21, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 21, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Other Thing is never the play you expect --- It seems so innocent at first. Just three folks outside a barn in rural Virginia. Over in the folding chairs, Kim, a reporter, interviews Carl about his work as a professional ghost hunter, and in the background, Carl's son Brady sets up equipment to test whether the barn is haunted. Clearly,...
God Travels from Bookstores to Twitter to Broadway
By KENNETH JONES
Wednesday, May 20, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 20, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The unlikely life of the new comedy An Act of God  --- In the beginning, there was the Producer. Or so sayeth playwright David Javerbaum, who credits Jeffrey Finn as the primary shepherd behind An Act of God, the  Broadway adaptation of Javerbaum's 2011 humor collection The Last Testament: A Memoir by God. "It had been a vague idea...
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