What Can One Dance-Maker Learn From Another?
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Choreographer Bebe Miller explores the creative process in The Making Room --- Choreographer Bebe Miller always prioritizes the investigative process. Even in the throes of creating, she likes to zoom out to consider how she actually makes the art. Does she prepare material before rehearsals? How does she engage the dancers in helpful dialogue? If...
Why Teenage Girls Can't Lose Onstage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the complicated relationship between two adolescent fencers --- It's tempting to compare Gracie Gardner's world-premiere play Athena at Jack to Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, which recently finished a critically acclaimed run at Lincoln Center Theater. Both are highly physical one acts featuring teenage female athletes bonding, bantering,...
Debra Monk Adds Another Loopy Character to Her Collection
By SANDY MACDONALD
Wednesday, February 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner goes on a dysfunctional family road trip in Amy and the Orphans --- When director Scott Ellis calls Debra Monk, the actress listens. After all, he's directed her in numerous shows over the past three decades, including the Broadway musicals Steel Pier and Curtains, for which she earned Tony nominations. But this time around, he reached...
Jayne Houdyshell Gets Politically Incorrect
By DAVID COTE
Tuesday, February 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony winner shows her down-and-dirty side as an embattled feminist in Relevance --- If Jayne Houdyshell's life were the subject of a suspense novel, the central mystery would be: Where was she before 2004? That's when she got her big break at age 50 in Lisa Kron's Well at the Public Theater, portraying the author's chronically ill, semi-tragic...
Why Does This Opera Have So Much Cursing?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, February 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Jerry Springer – The Opera offers pathos and profanity --- If it weren't for the frequent streams of expletives, the choral refrains of Jerry Springer – The Opera might work at the Metropolitan. But given the raunchy subject matter and all those f-bombs, this musical is much more at home Off-Broadway, where it's currently running at the...
WATCH: A Backstage Peek at 'Kinky Boots'
Monday, February 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How TKTS by TDF helped celebrate the Broadway musical's 2,000th performance --- The Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots recently celebrated its 2,000th performance on Broadway, and we were thrilled to be part of the festivities by having original cast member John Jeffrey Martin take over our TKTS by TDF Instragram feed. Throughout the two-show day, Martin...
What Goes on Inside a Modern Woman's Mind?
By SUZY EVANS
Friday, February 09, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 9, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Kate Benson and director Lee Sunday Evans deliver a feminist take on the rom-com --- When [PORTO] begins, there's nothing to see. The theatre stays dark and the curtain doesn't rise. Then an unidentified voice over the God Mic starts describing how sausage gets made in such excruciating detail that some audience members audibly groan. According...
He's Playing Everyone In His Life But Himself
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, February 08, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 8, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen shares a unique perspective on his gender transition --- In 2005, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen embraced his true identity as he began transitioning from female to male. Unfortunately, his conservative Muslim Indian family wasn't as enthusiastic. In fact, they refused to speak to him for two years. "I was busy saying, 'Why can't you accept...
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