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Making an Immigration Tale Universal
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 14, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 14, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How this Yiddish musical crosses cultural barriers --- It's unusual for a theatre company to revive a show just five years after its last mounting. However, when the directors of the century-old National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) sat down to plan the season, they realized almost immediately that Amerike – The Golden Land had a powerful...
Why Do Artists Keep Returning to NYMF?
By ANDREW BLOCK
Thursday, July 13, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 13, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Six New York Musical Festival veterans share sneak peeks at five new shows --- Every summer, thousands of theatre lovers flock to Midtown Manhattan to feast on dozens of shows presented at NYMF: the New York Musical Festival. During its 13-year run, several artists have returned multiple times to participate in this exciting annual fest. So to celebrate...
Why This Songwriter Is Working on Other People's Shows
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, July 12, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 12, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The new artistic director of Encores! Off-Center is a theatre-maker himself --- Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman (of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Civilians fame) is kicking off his new gig as the artistic director of Encores! Off-Center with a bang -- literally. The first production of the three-show summer season is a revival...
Who Is Martin Denton?
By DOUG STRASSLER
Tuesday, July 11, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 11, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the life and legacy of this "indie" theatre advocate --- Usually a theatre critic can be found in his seat, trying to take notes without pulling focus from the onstage action. But in Chris Harcum's new play Martin Denton, Martin Denton, the reviewer is the one in the spotlight. "Martin Denton has done so much for independent theatre,"...
What Did Park Slope Sound Like in 1960?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, July 06, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 6, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new drama explores how one Brooklyn family faces a changing world --- Although New York City continues to be a melting pot, there's one element that's becoming increasingly homogenized: its accents. Not too long ago, residents' cultural backgrounds were evident from the moment they spoke. That was certainly the case in Park Slope in 1960, which...
Getting Schooled in Education Inequality
By JACK SMART
Wednesday, July 05, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 5, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why directing Pipeline is so personal for Lileana Blain-Cruz --- Dominique Morisseau's new play Pipeline explores the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon, which disproportionately impacts young male students of color. The drama frequently reminds viewers that we are all part of the problem. The house lights rise slightly whenever Nya -- an African-American...
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Isabella?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, July 05, 2017  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jul 5, 2017  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
A Canadian stage star takes on the Measure for Measure heroine --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Call Measure for Measure one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" and you can practically hear Cara Ricketts wince. A regular at Ontario's celebrated Stratford Festival, the actress is...
WATCH: This Is Not a Theatre Company
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, June 29, 2017  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 29, 2017  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet This Is Not a Theatre Company, a troupe that mounts collaborative shows in offbeat spaces like pools and living rooms. This video was directed by Lauren Kay, and shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner. Meet more theatres here....
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