A Dance Show for Theatre Lovers
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, July 19, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 19, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Emmy-nominated choreographer Al Blackstone makes his Joyce Theater debut with Freddie Falls in Love --- Three years ago, when a job Al Blackstone had fell through, the choreographer decided to put his unexpected free time to good use by focusing on his passion project: Freddie Falls in Love, a 75-minute dance-theatre piece told entirely through...
How Do You Tell the Stories of Missing and Murdered Women?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, July 18, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 18, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Isaac Gomez and Mexican screen star Kate del Castillo give voice to victims of violence in 'the way she spoke' --- "There is no better place to kill a girl than in Juárez," says Kate del Castillo in the way she spoke, currently running at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre. The well-known Mexican actress is making her English-speaking...
Reimagining 'Medea' Through a Latinx Lens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, July 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Sabina Zúñiga Varela on starring in Mojada at The Public Theater --- When people ask Sabina Zúñiga Varela, "What are you?," she never says Hispanic. She despises that the term recalls the violent legacy of the Spanish conquistadors. Instead the actress responds, "I'm New Mexican," which she feels better encompasses her...
Why Mitchell Jarvis Will 'Rock' Till He Drops
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 16, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 16, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
The actor on reprising his role as Lonny in Rock of Ages --- Mitchell Jarvis credits Shakespeare with inspiring him to revisit his best-known stage role, Lonny, the cheeky narrator of Rock of Ages for the show's 10th anniversary run at New World Stages. While there's seemingly more of Bon Jovi than the Bard in the jukebox musical comedy, which uses...
What Do You Do When Your Love Is Illegal?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, July 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
British playwright Chris Urch makes his U.S. debut with the Uganda-set drama The Rolling Stone at Lincoln Center --- When British playwright Chris Urch first learned about the "Kill the Gays" legislation proposed in Uganda in 2011, he couldn't help but take it to heart. As a gay man himself, the prospect scared him both politically and personally....
11 Summer Theatre Festivals to Try in NYC
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
For adventurous theatregoers, summer is the most exciting season in New York. Throughout July and August, the city hosts an array of festivals featuring new shows in various stages of development. Ambitions are usually high while prices are typically low. In fact, TDF members can snag $11 tickets to many offerings at these 11 eclectic fests, so you...
How Do You Build a Compelling Repertory Season?
By MICHAEL PALLER
Thursday, July 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two veteran theatre companies bring plays by Shakespeare, Stoppard, Václav Havel and more to NYC this summer --- Producing just one show is tough. Rotating multiple shows at once with overlapping cast and crew? That may sound like lunacy, but it's the nature of repertory theatre. While this model is popular at regional theatres, it's not as...
Don't Be Late to the Theatre. But If You Are, Here's How to Act
By DOUG STRASSLER
Wednesday, July 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jul 10, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Late happens. Here are three rules to follow so I won't trip you when you come through my row --- It happened to me once. I had tickets to see Jane Fonda in 33 Variations on a weeknight and a work meeting ran late. (Granted, it had transferred to a Ninth Avenue bar, but it was still business.) I thought I gave myself enough time to make it to the...
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