Resurrecting Old New York in 'This Ain't No Disco'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Thursday, July 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
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How set designer Jason Sherwood put Studio 54, The Mudd Club and Andy Warhol's Factory all on one stage --- How do you conjure three legendary hot spots from New York's past in an intimate Off-Broadway venue? That's the formidable challenge 28-year-old scenic designer Jason Sherwood faced with This Ain't No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company. A world-premiere...
Making Magic on Stage -- Literally
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, July 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 18, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
You won't believe your eyes at these magic shows --- At TDF, we're always touting the magic of theatre. But what about the magic of magic? If you truly want your mind blown the next time you buy tickets, consider one of these five live spectacles, which offer tricks, illusions, feats of mentalism and other enchanted acts. You don't even need a crystal...
Destruction and Rebirth in Coney Island
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Tuesday, July 17, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How Superstorm Sandy changed the trajectory of Fire in Dreamland --- Playwright Rinne Groff is obsessed with the obsessed, whether it's an inventor's struggle to perfect an early version of television (The Ruby Sunrise), an author's fixation on the story of Anne Frank (Compulsion) or an aspiring filmmaker's quest to make a movie about a historic catastrophe...
Exploring Addiction Through Immersive Theatre
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, July 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Trainspotting Live is giving audiences a rush Off-Broadway --- Inspired by Irvine Welsh's eponymous novel about a motley crew of young drug users wreaking havoc in '80s Edinburgh, Trainspotting Live lands stateside at Roy Arias Stages after years of touring the U.K. and beyond. Although this version blends elements from the book, Harry Gibson's...
Dressing a Greek Classic for Tomorrow
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, July 13, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
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How Lex Liang transports Antigone into the future through costumes --- Lex Liang had never seen a production of Antigone when director Carl Cofield invited him to design the costumes for the Classical Theatre of Harlem's take on Sophocles' tragedy. That was probably a good thing since this is far from a traditional mounting. The company's politically...
How Are Six Performers Playing One Part?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, July 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the unusual process of making Mary Page Marlowe --- When Susan Pourfar was cast as the title character in Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe, which traces seven decades of an ordinary woman's life, she geared up for the role in an unusual way -- by consulting all the other Mary Page Marlowes. Pourfar is one of six actresses (plus a baby doll) portraying...
Turn Off the News, Tune In to a Socially Conscious Arts Festival
By DOUG STRASSLER
Wednesday, July 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why all the shows in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity are raising funds for various charities --- "This is the most important moment for art that we've had in the last 50 years," says Shaun Peknic, the newly minted artistic director of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF). Fittingly, the 10th edition of this summer festival features...
Plan Your Next Summer Getaway Around a Show
By DOUG STRASSLER
Monday, July 09, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 9, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Here are highlights at lauded out-of-town theatres 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 really heats up. The Northeast proves to be a mecca for talented artists to revive old chestnuts and debut new works. So peg your...
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