Beyond Broadway: Which Shows Are Suspended, Permanently Closed or Still Running?
Friday, March 13, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Mar 13, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
UPDATE: As of Monday, March 16, all NYC nightclubs, small theatres and concert venues must close. The reopening dates for shows listed below will most likely change. We will continue to update this post as we get more information. On March 12, due to the quickly evolving COVID-19 crisis, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo prohibited gatherings...
A Year Ago, She Was Leaving the Business. Now She's Starring in 'Six' on Broadway
Wednesday, March 11, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How the role of Anne Boleyn changed Andrea Macasaet's life --- An impromptu trip to an open call landed Andrea Macasaet in the cast of Six, a feminist pop musical about King Henry VIII's ill-fated wives. But even after snagging the role of Anne Boleyn for the 2019 Chicago production, Macasaet had no idea she would end up traveling with the show to...
They're an Everyday American Family, Save for Their Deported Mom
Tuesday, March 10, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Hilary Bettis on her new play 72 Miles to Go… at Roundabout Theatre Company --- Long before she dreamed of becoming a playwright, Hilary Bettis wanted to be a veterinarian. "How people treat animals tells us so much about their values and their soul," she says. That perspective is evident in 72 Miles to Go…, Bettis' exploration of man's...
What's the Craziest Audience Participation You've Ever Seen at the Theatre?
Monday, March 09, 2020  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: the wackiest audience...
A Black Queer Playwright Explores a Story of Those Who Came Before Him
Friday, March 06, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Azure D. Osborne-Lee on why Mirrors was a long time coming  --- A drama about black women in '60s Mississippi whose lives are constrained by misogyny and homophobia, Mirrors feels like a play Azure D. Osborne-Lee was born to write. As a black trans theatre artist who grew up in Tennessee and Texas, he longed to see LGBTQ people of color on stage....
A Flop Play by a Pulitzer Prize Winner Gets a Second Life
Friday, March 06, 2020  •   Directing  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Mar 6, 2020  •   Directing  •    3 comments Share This
Why the Spanish-language production of Robert Schenkkan's Building the Wall is scarily relevant --- A week before the 2016 presidential election, Pulitzer- and Tony-winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan (All the Way) angrily banged out the dystopian two-hander Building the Wall, a future history play about what might happen to immigrants under a Donald...
Why Mare Winningham Breaks Your Heart in 'Girl from the North Country'
Thursday, March 05, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee croons Bob Dylan tunes in her first Broadway musical Although Mare Winnigham made her name in movies (a virgin crushing on a bad boy in St. Elmo's Fire, her Oscar-nominated performance as a folk singer in Georgia) and TV (recent credits include recurring roles on The Outsider, The Affair and American Horror Story), over the past decade...
Redefining Dinner Theatre Off Broadway
Tuesday, March 03, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Sideways: The Experience is the latest show to pair live entertainment with eating and imbibing --- Dinner theatre used to mean audiences enjoyed a meal while watching a show. But over the past few years, a handful of adventurous New York productions have been using food to enhance their stage stories. While The Imbible and Drunk Shakespeare have...
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