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Just Say Yes, Onstage and Off
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, April 10, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 10, 2017  •   Behind the Scene  •    0 comments Share This
How an improv class improved my existence  --- Improv changed my life. Strong words, to be sure, but I'm serious here. I can think of few landmark events as profoundly impactful for me as studying improvisational comedy a decade ago. I didn't go eagerly; I wasn't searching for a hobby or a meet-up group. I was simply a journeyman journalist who'd...
Why Douglas Sills Is Roaring On Stage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, April 06, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 6, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee returns to Broadway in War Paint --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles How does the old saying go? "Behind every great man there's a great woman." Well invert that for War Paint -- the new Broadway musical about the rivalry between Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein...
On Broadway, His Designs Make Paris Magical
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 06, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 6, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Amelie's Whimsical Set and Costumes --- Even if you moved to the Left Bank, you'd never see the Paris that's onstage in Amélie, and that's entirely the point. Based on the Oscar-nominated French film from 2001, this new Broadway musical follows a young woman whose imagination imbues every moment with magic. Whether she's a child...
What Makes Interactive Theatre So Fascinating?
By MARIA INES MARQUES
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   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 Today, translator and dramaturg Maria Inês Marques geeks out with fellow Yalie dramaturg, Nahuel Telleria, about their shared passion for interactive and immersive productions. The discussion was sparked by their experience at Top Secret International (State 1), which...
The Perfect Set for This Trashy, Classy Story
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
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The design of Pearl Theatre's Vanity Fair --- Yes, of course, the Pearl Theatre Company's production of Vanity Fair is set in a series of high-society homes and schools in the early 19th-century. After all, Kate Hamill's play is adapted from William Makepeace Thackery's classic satirical novel about Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, two women from vastly...
WATCH: Meet Jessica Lang Dance
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 03, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 3, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Jessica Lang Dance, where beauty and specificity beckon anyone who watches. ...
Unleashing an Animal at Lincoln Center Theater
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, March 31, 2017  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Mar 31, 2017  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Sarah Ruhl's new play chews through polite behavior --- Even before the bird shows up, there are animals all over How to Transcend a Happy Marriage. In fact, the moment we enter the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, where Lincoln Center Theater is currently presenting Sarah Ruhl's new play, we see a massive goat carcass hanging in an otherwise orderly...
How a Musical Introduced Me to My Heroes
By RONNI KRASNOW
Thursday, March 30, 2017  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Mar 30, 2017  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
A theatre lover's tribute to the songwriting team of Ahrens and Flaherty --- March 23, 2017. That date had been imprinted on my brain for nearly a year: the first preview of Anastasia on Broadway. I bought my ticket the first day they went on sale. I had to be there. After all, I've been at every first performance of every Lynn Ahrens and Stephen...
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