See the Cutting-Edge Theatre of Tomorrow Today
Friday, January 04, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 4, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Public Theater nurtures the future of experimental performance at Incoming! at Under the Radar --- Since its founding in 2005, the Public Theater's annual Under the Radar festival has been a hub for avant-garde artists from around the globe, showcasing performances by more than 255 trailblazers such as Elevator Repair Service, Belarus Free Theatre,...
Seeing -- and Hearing -- 'Godot' in a New Way
Thursday, January 03, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 3, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How New Yiddish Rep's production evokes the refugee crises of the present and past --- Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot in French before reimagining it in English. Since its 1953 premiere, the absurdist masterpiece about two down-on-their-luck characters stuck in limbo has been presented in myriad languages and contexts. But something fresh...
Notes on My Mother's Theatregoing
Tuesday, January 01, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jan 1, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A playwright recalls seeing shows with his mother in the '80s, courtesy of TDF --- "She loved the theatre, would arrange groups of ten with TDF. She had lists of people, teacher friends mostly -- we went every week. 10am -- the minute tickets became available -- in bed, pressing the button on her demon dialer." Those lines are from my play Notes...
The Accidental Musical Theatre Heartthrob
Friday, December 28, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 28, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Dave Thomas Brown on starring in Clueless the Musical --- Growing up, Dave Thomas Brown didn't dream of becoming a musical theatre star. Oh, he definitely wanted to be on stage, but he studied drama in both high school and college at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. When he arrived in New York, he joined the Flea Theater's acting...
Reconceiving 'Coppélia' for the 21st Century
Thursday, December 27, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 27, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Director-choreographer Chase Brock premieres his first dance-theatre work Off-Broadway --- After 15 years of assisting on or contributing to Main Stem productions, Chase Brock is about to make his full-fledged Broadway musical choreographic debut with Be More Chill in February. But instead of using the holidays to rest up for rehearsals, the prolific...
Unexpectedly Encountering God on Broadway
Friday, December 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Dec 21, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A theatregoer of faith recounts her epiphany at Hamilton --- I first saw my faith reflected on the secular stage when I watched Hamilton on Broadway. As someone who grew up attending a Baptist church for more than 20 years, I didn't expect to find it there. But I definitely felt the presence of God at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. I'll set the stage:...
Putting a Face on the Refugee Crisis
Thursday, December 20, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Dec 20, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
How The Jungle recreates life in a migrant camp --- "When does a place become home?" asks one of the displaced characters in The Jungle, currently at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. It's also the central question of Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy's play about refugees from multiple countries scraping by in a real-life camp in Calais, France nicknamed...
Why This Play Has a New Star Every Night
Wednesday, December 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The singular structure of Nassim Soleimanpour's new play  --- At every performance of Barrow Street Theatricals' Nassim by Nassim Soleimanpour, a new guest star performs the script unrehearsed, embarking on a journey into the unknown guided only by instinct and instructions from the author. For both the actor and the audience, surprise is key,...
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