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Taking a Stand Against Standing Ovations
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Thursday, August 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    31 comments Share This
Thu Aug 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    31 comments Share This
Does every show really deserve one? --- I can't remember the last time I went to a Broadway show that didn't receive a standing ovation -- even though, in my opinion, many didn't earn it. I get it -- for lots of people in the audience going to the theatre is a special (and expensive) occasion, so they're eager to jump up at the end to confirm they've...
Puppet Lives Matter
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Wednesday, August 16, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 16, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A playwright explores the plight of a very unconventional family --- Ms. Terry's worried. All of the other kindergarteners have a full set of crayons while Max Myers comes to school with only two in his backpack: one black, one white. How heartless of his parents to consign their only child to a life without color! And she's right, they are heartless...
Sex and the Single Widow
By SUZY EVANS
Tuesday, August 15, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 15, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Why Tony nominee Nancy Opel is so excited about portraying a Curvy Widow --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Before preview performances of Curvy Widow, which recently opened at the Westside Theater Off-Broadway, the musical's book writer and real-life inspiration, Bobby Goldman,...
See Free Dance Downtown
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, August 10, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 10, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Battery Dance Festival showcases genres from around the globe --- Although the Financial District traditionally inspires images of affluence not the performing arts, Battery Dance founder Jonathan Hollander had a different vision. For the choreographer, the neighborhood was "a no-brainer," he says. "When we opened in 1976, we were located on Stone...
Saying Goodbye to Her 'Gloria' Days
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, August 08, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Aug 8, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How the soon-to-close 'On Your Feet!' has kept star Ana Villafañe on her toes --- After almost two years of encouraging audiences to literally dance in the aisles, the bio-musical On Your Feet!, about multi Grammy Award-winning music makers Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is set to close on August 20. While all of the original leads have come and...
WATCH: What Is Site-Specific?
By ANDREW BLOCK
Monday, August 07, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 7, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check out "Site-Specific," which we made with our friends at Kinesis Project Dance Theatre. The video was directed by Andrew Block; shot and edited by Scott Fetterman; and features Zoe Allocco, Cassandra Cotta, Zachary Leigh Denison, Michelle Amara Micca, Melissa...
Want to Take a Summer Theatre Weekend Trip?
By SUZY EVANS
Friday, August 04, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 4, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Here are highlights at various out-of-town culture spots in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires, and beyond --- While there are still plenty of shows to see in New York this summer, August is a prime time to catch theatre outside the city. The Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival are just two of the destinations where...
New Moves for a Revered Summer Dance Festival
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, August 01, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 1, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Jacob's Pillow debuts a new director and a new studio --- One of the busiest and most creative dance destinations during summer is the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, where decades of venerable history coexist with contemporary energy and innovation. This year the Pillow, as dance regulars call it, marks its 85th season with some...
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