Why Are Women Cheering at 'Lobby Hero'? (No, it's Not Chris Evans)
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, March 26, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Director Trip Cullman explains why this 2001 play resonates more than ever --- Director Trip Cullman had been trying to mount a production of Lobby Hero for years before Second Stage Theater approached him about inaugurating the company's new Broadway home with the 2001 Kenneth Lonergan play. Considering Cullman's history with Second Stage (seven...
Finally, an Arts Fest for Children on the Autism Spectrum
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, March 23, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
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Inside Lincoln Center's groundbreaking Big Umbrella Festival --- The seed was planted back in 2012 when Peg Schuler-Armstrong attended a professional development session at the New Victory Theater about creating work for children on the autism spectrum. "It was unlike anything I'd ever done, yet it just made so much sense to me," says Schuler-Armstrong,...
Cats and Dogs Incarcerated Together!
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, March 22, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How Locked Up Bitches unleashed playwright Catya McMullen's creativity --- "We wanted to throw the best party in town," says Catya McMullen about Locked Up Bitches, the hip-hop musical parody of Orange Is the New Black she wrote with composer Scott Allen Klopfenstein. Currently running at The Flea, the irreverent comedy features 25 members of the...
Why Are These Characters Cracking Jokes While Crying?
By PIA CATTON
Wednesday, March 21, 2018  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
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Inside the complicated tone of A Letter to Harvey Milk --- While the new musical A Letter to Harvey Milk explores themes of loss, regret, and denial, it leavens the heaviness with Borscht Belt-style jokes. For the creators, this mix of tragedy and humor was integral to the storytelling and the artistic process. After all, it took more than two decades...
Seeing the Rwandan Genocide Through an Outsider's Eyes
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Tuesday, March 20, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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A new solo show grapples with a bloody period in Africa's history --- Back in 2011 while attending a theatre festival in Rwanda, performer and playwright Sean Christopher Lewis spotted a man in a pink jumpsuit walking through a village market. Intrigued, Lewis asked his local companions about the unusual sartorial choice and was shocked by their answer:...
What If Euripides Had Been Female?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, March 19, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The New Collectives offers a feminist slant on those women of Troy --- Before Giverny Petitmermet became the artistic director of The New Collectives -- a NYC-based arts company that both creates new work and reimagines classics -- she spent years performing for pennies Off-Off Broadway. Sometimes the shows were great; often they were not. But when...
WATCH: TDF's Facebook Live with Wesley Taylor and Stephanie Hsu
Monday, March 19, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Earlier this month we welcomed SpongeBob SquarePants stars Wesley Taylor and Stephanie Hsu for a live, 20-minute chat on the TDF Facebook page. They answered fans' questions and goofed on each other -- Hsu's impression of Taylor's character on Smash is hilarious. These two are clearly BFFs onstage and off: They do a dramatic recreation of the day they...
Embodying the Empowering Message of 'Escape to Margaritaville'
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, March 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Lisa Howard finds romance and self-love in the new Jimmy Buffett musical --- At first, much of Escape to Margaritaville at Broadway's Marquis Theatre is what you would anticipate from a musical inspired by the laid-back, feel-good, country-Caribbean songs of Jimmy Buffett ("Cheeseburger in Paradise," "Come Monday," "Why Don't We Get Drunk"). There...
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