Making 'Uncle Vanya' Real, Not Overwrought
Friday, September 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Jay O. Sanders stars in a stripped-down mounting of the Chekhov classic at a brand-new theatre company --- Don't be surprised if you find yourself leaning in as you watch playwright-director Richard Nelson's achingly intimate take on Uncle Vanya, the inaugural production at the Hunter Theater Project. Staged in the round in a black box theatre with...
Which Real-Life Politician Is Michael McKean Playing This Time?
Thursday, September 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The actor discusses his new role opposite Edie Falco in The True --- Although Michael McKean made his name on TV (he was Lenny on Laverne & Shirley) and in Christopher Guest mockumentaries (This Is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind), he's been a regular on New York City stages over the past 15 years, segueing smoothly between musicals and plays, comedies...
How Do You Dramatize the Downfall of an Autocrat?
Wednesday, September 12, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 12, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
In The Emperor, Haile Selassie's servants tell his story, and they're all played by Kathryn Hunter --- The audience never sees His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie in The Emperor, Colin Teevan's stage adaptation of Ryszard Kapuscinski's eponymous book. But you get a vivid picture of the 20th-century Ethiopian autocrat and his court through memories...
How Well Do You Know Irving Berlin?
Tuesday, September 11, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 11, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Hershey Felder examines the legendary songwriter's life and work in his new solo show --- Pianist, performer and playwright Hershey Felder has made a career out of chronicling the lives and music of composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Ludwig van Beethoven on stage. But he expands his musical range to the Great American...
Can 'Antigone' Help Communities Heal?
Monday, September 10, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 10, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Antigone in Ferguson is playing an encore run at Brooklyn's Church of St Ann and the Holy Trinity from May 8 to July 13, 2019. The production will feature a rotating cast of actors and choirs. Tickets are free but your must RSVP online. Why Sophocles' play speaks to the Black Lives Matter movement   --- When Antigone in Ferguson opens this...
Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2018 Edition
Friday, September 07, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Sep 7, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Although the 2018-2019 Broadway season officially began when The Boys in the Band opened back in June, it kicks into high gear this fall with 15 new productions bowing on the boards. (We've also included two that opened over the summer and are still running.) As usual, autumn is play heavy, with lauded London imports such as Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman...
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...
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