Seeing War Through a Teenager's Eyes
Thursday, September 06, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 6, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Simon Reade translated Michael Morpurgo's novel Private Peaceful to the stage --- You know from the outset that the titular character of Private Peaceful dies at the end. But discovering how the 17-year-old World War I soldier came to be awaiting execution is a compelling journey. "Tonight, more than any other night of my life, I want...
Making 'Spaces' for Different Styles of Dance
Wednesday, September 05, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 5, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Jazz at Lincoln Center kicks off autumn with the return of a powerhouse collaboration --- Dance and jazz have an illustrious intertwined history. But Spaces -- a full-evening collaboration between legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and innovative hoofers Lil Buck and Jared Grimes -- is particularly thrilling. The program sold out during its two-night...
You've Never Seen 'Heartbreak House' Like This
Tuesday, September 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How the late Hermione Gingold inspired this new take on Shaw's antiwar comedy --- The spirit of Hermione Gingold permeates the new mounting of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House at Off-Broadway's Lion Theatre. Produced by Gingold Theatrical Group, which is named in honor of the late British character actress (the films Gigi and The Music Man;...
Eleven Collaborators, Three Playlets, One Singular Experience
Thursday, August 30, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 30, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Theater Mitu's new show explores war and death from many angles --- How do you create a multimedia meditation on war, death and loss by artistic consensus? That's what Brooklyn-based company Theater Mitu set out to do with Remnant, the inaugural production in the troupe's new Gowanus home. Crafted out of extensive interviews and research conducted...
Is This the Most Diverse Show Off-Broadway Right Now?
Wednesday, August 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 29, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two of the actresses in Collective Rage discuss their roles --- When's the last time you saw five diverse women headlining a major play? I mean a group of actresses truly heterogeneous in terms of ethnicity, age, identity and even shape? Adina Verson (of Broadway's Indecent) never had until she was cast in Jen Silverman's Collective Rage: A Play in...
WATCH: Backstage at the Autism-Friendly Performance of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'
Monday, August 27, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 27, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Last month, we kicked off our autism-friendly performances for the 2018-2019 season with SpongeBob SquarePants. We were thrilled to get a chance to share this exuberant musical with families who have children on the spectrum before it closes on September 16. Cast member Kelvin Moon Loh took over our TDF Instagram feed to give theatre lovers a backstage...
Black Survivors Matter
Friday, August 24, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 24, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Geraldine Inoa explores the traumatic aftermath of a police killing in Scraps --- Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement came to prominence after a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, there has been a rash of searing plays about how law enforcement victimizes African American men (Pass Over at Lincoln Center Theater, Kill Move Paradise...
Have You Ever Seen a Show in a Bathtub?
Thursday, August 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
WalkUpArts presents a radically intimate solo show in an unlikely venue --- Philip Santos Schaffer pulls back the curtain and introduces himself as "your server and savior" to me and the only other spectator. After chatting idly for a while, he asks if we're thirsty. "Tonight, we're serving only the finest NYC tap," he declares as he turns on the...
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