How Do You Conjure a Feminist Icon Onstage?
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, October 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
How playwright Emily Mann turned Gloria Steinem's life into activist theatre --- Breaking new ground for women in theatre is nothing new for Emily Mann. The 66-year-old playwright and director, who has served as the artistic director of New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center since 1991, was the first female to helm productions at many storied regional...
How ABT's Fall Season Moves Beyond Ballet
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
American Ballet Theatre debuts two works that incorporate tap and contemporary dance --- This week, American Ballet Theatre returns to Lincoln Center with a fall season that is lean, adventurous and bracingly contemporary. Alongside works by eminent choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins (in honor of his centennial), Twyla...
What Does It Mean to Be Human?
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, October 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Andrew R. Butler's new folk musical is set two centuries from now but speaks to today --- A man with long, unruly red hair and a matching beard takes the Ars Nova stage with a guitar. He says his name is Rags Parkland and he's going to be singing some tunes. He strums his instrument and croons a love song -- but his object of desire is surprising....
There's a Reason Two Kurt Vonnegut Tales Are Onstage Right Now
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Tuesday, October 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How the master satirist's work speaks to today --- Kurt Vonnegut, best known for his acidic novels Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, only wrote a handful of works for the theatre, mostly playlets that are rarely done. So when two shows with his byline are running Off-Broadway simultaneously, it practically qualifies as a festival. San Francisco's...
Why Does the Audience Exit This Play Arguing?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, October 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Director Leigh Silverman helps explore heady questions in Broadway's The Lifespan of a Fact --- In this era of #AlternativeFacts and #FakeNews, a show called The Lifespan of a Fact sounds like it was written about where we are right now. However, this new Broadway play was inspired by real-life events that predate Twitter. The editor of a glossy magazine...
Giving 'Oklahoma!' Bold New Moves
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, October 12, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 12, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How choreographer John Heginbotham helped revitalize the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece --- Guggenheim Fellow John Heginbotham has been creating his own celebrated contemporary dance-theatre pieces since founding his eponymous company in 2011. Choreographing classic musicals wasn't really high on his wish list -- until boundary-pushing director...
WATCH: Stars and Spectators on How Theatre Has Changed Their Lives
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 11, 2018  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Oct 11, 2018  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the TKTS "red steps," audiences and artists share the shows (and ticket deals) they'll never forget --- It's been a year of celebrations at TDF: Our not-for-profit organization turned 50, our Times Square TKTS Booth turned 45 and October 16 is the 10th anniversary of our iconic "red steps." (They don't look a day...
Wait, Didn't We Just Watch That Scene?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 10, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Inside David Greenspan's new time- and reality-bending play --- The spark for The Things That Were There was ignited the night David Greenspan agreed to auction off his talents. The five-time Obie winner -- who's as lauded for his performing as his playwriting -- was participating in New Dramatists' signature fundraiser Nocturnal Commissions,...
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