How Enslaved Women Helped Give Birth to Modern-Day Gynecology
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, January 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the complicated legacy of Dr. J. Marion Sims --- Naomi Lorrain always hears groans from the audience when her character, Philomena, undergoes a gynecological examination in Behind the Sheet, a new drama at Ensemble Studio Theatre. "I can hear them exhale and go 'ugh' -- especially a lot of the women," she says. "They cross their...
Come Expecting a Celebration, Not a Show
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, January 16, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 16, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Diana Oh's latest offering is tough to define but oh so much fun Diana Oh is throwing a bash and everyone is invited. On Friday and Saturday evenings at Brooklyn's Bushwick Starr, the genre-busting, fourth-wall-smashing performance artist hosts The Infinite Love Party, an immersive shindig with a picnic-style potluck dinner, a deejay and dancing,...
The Best Vintage Videos of Carol Channing
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
As you've probably already heard, Carol Channing passed away today at the age of 97. Although she made a handful of movies and frequently appeared on TV, the stage was her home. It was where she became a star, and her Broadway credits span more than a half century. Below are five of our favorite vintage clips of the one-of-a-kind, big-eyed, raspy voiced,...
When a Conventional Choreographic Approach Won't Work
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Tuesday, January 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Patrick McCollum found the right moves for Broadway's The Band's Visit --- How do you create choreography for a subtle story about human connection? That's what Patrick McCollum had to figure out when he was brought on to add movement to The Band's Visit, an intimate, character-driven musical about an Egyptian military band that gets stranded...
This Show Can't Go On Without You
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, January 14, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 14, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The audience is forced to act -- in both senses of the word -- at The Mortality Machine --- Days before ticket holders descend into a Lower East Side basement to experience The Mortality Machine, they've already been emailed homework. A mystery about five people who died in an illegal medical experiment, the show sends attendees articles about the...
Costume Changes at the TDF Costume Collection
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Whether you want to rent, buy or just gawk at costumes, here are ways the Collection can help you --- You probably know that TDF supports audiences by offering discounted tickets and a variety of accessibility programs. But did you realize that part of our mission is to support artists, too? One of the biggest ways we do that is through our TDF Costume...
Never Show Vulnerability, Except When Singing
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Thursday, January 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Jan 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in Choir Boy --- Six years after its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Manhattan Theatre Club, Tarrell Alvin McCraney's music-infused Choir Boy brings its light to Broadway. Set at an all-African-American prep school for boys, the play examines the spectrum of black masculinity as a fabulous gay student and...
Hear How Tony and Pulitzer Prize Winners Do It
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, January 08, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 8, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Guggenheim's Works & Process series gives audiences insight into the creative process --- The Guggenheim Museum is world-renowned for its visual art installations, but did you know it also showcases big names in the performing arts? The museum's Works & Process series, which takes place in its intimate Peter B. Lewis Theater on the lower...
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