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We Think You're Marrying the Wrong Guy
By KENNETH JONES
Wednesday, April 01, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside the creation of Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You --- Musical theatre songwriters have been known to drive themselves crazy seeking suitable source material for shows. They rack their imaginations, plunder public-domain literature titles, ask studios for rights to movie scripts, and track down playwrights or their heirs. It was...
How to Be a Courtesan (on Broadway, At Least)
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, March 31, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Performance secrets from Gigi's female ensemble -- The 1958 movie musical Gigi brought je ne sais quoi to the big screen, following a young Parisian girl who is groomed to be a companion for a wealthy playboy… until they fall in love for real. Complete with romance, glamour, and tunes like "Thank Heavens for Little Girls," the film is a beloved...
How TDF member Teresa Coico met Hugh Jackman's dog
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, March 30, 2015  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 30, 2015  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Meet the Member, where TDF members let you know which shows they love Today's member: Teresa Coico, who joined TDF in 2005. She currently lives in New Jersey and works at Community Education Centers, which runs programs to help prisoners reenter society. -- Mark Blankenship, Editor of TDF Stages: Hi Teresa! Thanks for talking...
That Evil Sock Puppet is Just So Cute!
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, March 27, 2015  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside the puppetry design of Broadway's Hand to God --- Even when he's possessed by Satan, Tyrone the sock puppet is still pretty cute. And that's no accident. Just ask Marte Johanne Ekhougen, the puppetry designer for Hand to God. In Robert Askins's giddily dark comedy, now on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, we meet Jason, a shy teenager...
An MS Diagnosis Becomes a Sci-Fi Lounge Act
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Lisa R. Clair turns her medical condition into a trippy musical performance --- For playwright/actor Lisa R.Clair, receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was an oddly enlightening artistic moment. "I thought, 'At least now I have an ending for my show,'" she deadpans. Clair's What's YOUR Problem? A Deep Space Lounge Act, which she...
Do You Belong In Your Neighborhood?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, March 25, 2015  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 25, 2015  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tracey Scott Wilson looks at gentrification from all sides --- In Tracey Scott Wilson's Buzzer, the days and weeks just slide together. Take the first few minutes of the play, which is now at the Public Theater. In the opening scene, Jackson, a successful lawyer, talks to a real estate agent about the apartment he wants to buy in his...
Can Any Musician Avoid Selling Out?
By ERIC GRODE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 25, 2015  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Laura Eason's latest play channels the indie rock spirit --- Of the two old-guard creative types grumbling their way toward obsolescence in Laura Eason's most recent plays -- the world-weary (female) writer in Sex With Strangers and the mulish (male) rock-club owner in The Undeniable Sound of Right Now -- the former would seem to be the more...
Partly True Stories About a Forgotten Hollywood Star
By MARK PEIKERT
Tuesday, March 24, 2015  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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David Greenspan explores the legacy of Helen Twelvetrees --- In some ways, David Greenspan found his play I'm Looking for HelenTwelvetrees in a photo of the 1930s actress. Included on the cover of the program for the production, which runs through April 4 at Abrons Art Center, the image finds Twelvetrees staring down into a mirror, with a...
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