What Does It Mean to Be Human?
Wednesday, October 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 17, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Andrew R. Butler's new folk musical is set two centuries from now but speaks to today --- A man with long, unruly red hair and a matching beard takes the Ars Nova stage with a guitar. He says his name is Rags Parkland and he's going to be singing some tunes. He strums his instrument and croons a love song -- but his object of desire is surprising....
There's a Reason Two Kurt Vonnegut Tales Are Onstage Right Now
Tuesday, October 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 16, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How the master satirist's work speaks to today --- Kurt Vonnegut, best known for his acidic novels Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, only wrote a handful of works for the theatre, mostly playlets that are rarely done. So when two shows with his byline are running Off-Broadway simultaneously, it practically qualifies as a festival. San Francisco's...
Why Does the Audience Exit This Play Arguing?
Monday, October 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 15, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Director Leigh Silverman helps explore heady questions in Broadway's The Lifespan of a Fact --- In this era of #AlternativeFacts and #FakeNews, a show called The Lifespan of a Fact sounds like it was written about where we are right now. However, this new Broadway play was inspired by real-life events that predate Twitter. The editor of a glossy magazine...
Giving 'Oklahoma!' Bold New Moves
Friday, October 12, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 12, 2018  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
How choreographer John Heginbotham helped revitalize the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece --- Guggenheim Fellow John Heginbotham has been creating his own celebrated contemporary dance-theatre pieces since founding his eponymous company in 2011. Choreographing classic musicals wasn't really high on his wish list -- until boundary-pushing director...
WATCH: Stars and Spectators on How Theatre Has Changed Their Lives
Thursday, October 11, 2018  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Thu Oct 11, 2018  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the TKTS "red steps," audiences and artists share the shows (and ticket deals) they'll never forget --- It's been a year of celebrations at TDF: Our not-for-profit organization turned 50, our Times Square TKTS Booth turned 45 and October 16 is the 10th anniversary of our iconic "red steps." (They don't look a day...
Wait, Didn't We Just Watch That Scene?
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 10, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Inside David Greenspan's new time- and reality-bending play --- The spark for The Things That Were There was ignited the night David Greenspan agreed to auction off his talents. The five-time Obie winner -- who's as lauded for his performing as his playwriting -- was participating in New Dramatists' signature fundraiser Nocturnal Commissions,...
He's Designing Three Shows at Once
Tuesday, October 09, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 9, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Set and costume designer Arnulfo Maldonado is having a major Off-Broadway moment --- An African-American woman is working in her kitchen. She's wearing heels; her hair is elegantly coiffed. The furniture and appliances indicate we're in the mid-20th century. This feels like a real place, with its floral-patterned wallpaper, Formica table and white...
Fresh Voices in Modern Dance Converge in Brooklyn
Friday, October 05, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 5, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dumbo Dance Festival returns for its 18th edition --- When Young Soon Kim founded White Wave Dance back in 1988, she set up shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn, then a haven for scrappy artists looking for large spaces at low rents. That's where she crafted her delicately etched choreography style, like lines of movement calligraphy mixed with cutting-edge elements...
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