Resurrecting a Forgotten Female Playwright
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, February 25, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 25, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why the Mint Theater Company wants New York audiences to know Elizabeth Baker --- You've probably never heard of Elizabeth Baker, and the Mint Theater Company, which specializes in reviving lost plays, aims to fix that. A British dramatist who enjoyed a fair amount of success in her homeland in the early 20th century, she's barely known stateside,...
How Do You Write a Comedy About Climate Change?
By BILLY MCENTEE
Friday, February 22, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 22, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Madeleine George's Hurricane Diane inspires soul searching in between laughs --- To riff on Al Gore, Hurricane Diane is an inconvenient comedy. Madeleine George's show, currently running at New York Theatre Workshop in a co-production with WP Theater, confronts climate change via the funny bone. But how do you make a satire that investigates such...
Wearing Their Subtext on Their Sleeves
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Thursday, February 21, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 21, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Dede M. Ayite on crafting the costumes for the multi-era comedy By the Way, Meet Vera Stark --- How do you give outfits subtext? That's one of the many challenges Dede M. Ayite faced designing the costumes for Signature Theatre Company's revival of Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. The story of the titular character, a Depression-era black...
Why This 50-Year-Old Play Is Not a Period Piece
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, February 20, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 20, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The urgency of Signature Theatre's revival of Boesman and Lena --- Yaël Farber says she leapt at the opportunity to direct Signature Theatre Company's revival of Athol Fugard's 1969 apartheid-inspired allegory Boesman and Lena. "Like all truly great theatre, it's a deceptively simple premise; in fact, the simplicity is its power," she explains....
His Third Go as Tevye, His First Time in Yiddish
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 19, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Feb 19, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Steven Skybell on starring in Folksbiene's Fiddler on the Roof --- Fiddler on the Roof has been following Steven Skybell his whole life, much like the fiddler does Tevye in the musical. The actor first played that iconic Jewish patriarch at 17 at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Camp. Four years later, he tackled Tevye at Yale. Now, at an undisclosed yet...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Black Theatres in NYC
By REGINA ROBBINS
Friday, February 15, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Feb 15, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    3 comments Share This
Where to see African-American artists and the black experience on stage --- Over the past few years, many high-profile NYC theatres have been making a noticeable effort to spotlight African-American artists, both on stage and behind the scenes -- see the rise of playwrights such as Jeremy O. Harris, Donja R. Love, Ngozi Anyanwu and Jackie Sibblies...
Barbara Walsh on Her Turbulent New Role
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 15, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy Bonnie's Last Flight --- Even though Barbara Walsh has made a living doing what she loves for the past four decades, she still vividly remembers when she didn't. "I waited tables like a lot of actors do, and I had an office job for about 10 seconds until I broke the Xerox machine,"...
Unlocking the Mystery of Patricia Highsmith
By DIANE SNYDER
Thursday, February 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Peggy J. Scott on the challenges of playing the notorious crime writer --- Peggy J. Scott didn't know much about Patricia Highsmith when she was cast as the late novelist in Joanna Murray-Smith's Switzerland. But between the play's world premiere at Hudson Stage Company in Westchester County last year, and the current Off-Broadway run at 59E59 Theaters,...
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