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Gideon Irving Will Perform In Your Living Room
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, April 17, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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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
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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
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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...
Kathleen Marshall's Guide to Comedy
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, April 13, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How the renowned director brings laughs to Living on Love --- "All good screwball comedy depends on a level of danger." So says Kathleen Marshall, and she should know. She directed hellzapoppin Broadway shows like Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, and Wonderful Town, which were all distinguished by their zany charm. Marshall...
I'm Heidi, Too
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 10, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Seeing the revival of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play reminded me of how much it influenced my life --- I'm always a bit anxious when I go to a Broadway revival of a show that I loved in its original incarnation. First off, it makes me feel old (or, more accurately, middle-aged—I suspect I'll be a card-carrying member...
Protecting Your Indie Spirit in Brooklyn
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, April 09, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
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In a new home, Triskelion Arts helps keep scrappy dance alive --- In 2000, five young dancers rented a loft on a mostly-deserted street in a still-questionable Brooklyn neighborhood called Williamsburg. They toiled to make Triskelion Arts, the new space, a home not only for their own choreographic endeavors, but also a center for artists searching...
This Musical is More Moving in the Round
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, April 08, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside the new design of Broadway's Fun Home  --- When the floor starts collapsing, we barely notice. It's only afterward, when all the trap doors have silently slid open, that we realize this family's house has become a gaping maw. One foot wrong, and someone could disappear into darkness. In that moment, the set of Fun Home, the...
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