Time for a New Exit Strategy
Wednesday, June 06, 2018  •   Broadway  •    8 comments Share This
Wed Jun 6, 2018  •   Broadway  •    8 comments Share This
Leaving the theatre shouldn't feel like a competition --- Pre-show announcements prompt theatre audiences to turn off their cell phones and unwrap any hard candies. But I think what we urgently need are post-show etiquette reminders, specifically how to exit the theatre in a way that doesn't feel like we're all trying to flee the zombie apocalypse....
Tony Kushner on Theatre in America
Tuesday, June 05, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jun 5, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
The playwright talks Angels, access and the future of culture in this country --- It's a year of meaningful theatre milestones: TDF is turning 50 as Tony Kushner's magnum opus, the two-part, Pulitzer Prize-winning epic Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, enjoys its 25th anniversary production on Broadway. We are thrilled that he...
Examining the Human Toll of Income Inequality
Monday, June 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tony-winning director Doug Hughes embraces the moral quandaries in Dan Cody's Yacht --- Director Doug Hughes vividly remembers the day he met playwright Anthony Giardina. A blizzard was swirling outside and Hughes, then a young associate artistic director for Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), was at home reading scripts when he came across Giardina's...
Drama Desk Winners for 2018
Sunday, June 03, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Jun 3, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Michael Urie hosted the Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall tonight and we've got the complete list of winners below. Unlike next week's Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway productions, the Drama Desk considers all New York City theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off. That said, many of the big winners were Broadway productions, including SpongeBob...
Cultures and Generations Clash on the Court
Friday, June 01, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 1, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Basketball serves as a multifaceted metaphor in Lauren Yee's The Great Leap --- Growing up, Lauren Yee's father Larry loved to regale her with tales from his youth, especially how he used to play basketball all day and night on the asphalt courts of San Francisco's Chinatown. In 1981, Larry even traveled to China to play against the country's top...
How Many Themes Can You Find in 'the hollower'?
Thursday, May 31, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu May 31, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How 17th-century Canadian history inspired this meditation on contemporary sexuality --- The performance of femininity; 17th-century Canadian history; a half-man, half-pig podcaster; Claymation and morbid doo-wop songs. All of these disparate elements figure in the hollower, an ambitious new play by Liza Birkenmeier. Produced by New Light Theater...
How Do You Dress a Diva?
Wednesday, May 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 30, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning designer Paul Tazewell talks Summer: The Donna Summer Musical --- What becomes a legend most? That's what Paul Tazewell needed to figure out not once, not twice but three times as the costume designer for Summer, the new Broadway musical inspired by the life and music of late disco icon Donna Summer. Tazewell had to dress a trio of performers...
Autism and Other Disabilities Don't Stop These Actors
Tuesday, May 29, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 29, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Meet EPIC Players, a "neuro-inclusive" theatre company mounting The Tempest --- "Oh brave new world that has such people in't," declares Miranda toward the end of The Tempest. For the EPIC Players, who are performing the Shakespeare classic at the Flea Theater, that line has a special resonance. Of the 20 cast members, 16 have developmental disabilities,...
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