WATCH: The Fire This Time Festival
Thursday, January 11, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 11, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet The Fire This Time Festival, which showcases early-career playwrights of African and African-American descent. Part participants include Katori Hall (the Broadway MLK bio play The Mountaintop); Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67 at the Public, Pipeline at Lincoln Center); and Ngozi Anyanwu, whose Off-Broadway debut The Homecoming Queen kicked off...
This Is Not Just a Dance Festival
Tuesday, January 09, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 9, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Roxy + Company's new fest showcases multidisciplinary collaborations --- Growing up in Los Angeles, Roxanne Gordon never considered a career as a dance-maker. Yet she was always fascinated by movement and often used it as a mode to communicate when words failed her. At Kenyon College, she started studying dance as well as philosophy. Pursuing such...
30 Years of Introducing Teens to Theatre
Monday, January 08, 2018  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 8, 2018  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Meet the Member, where TDF members share theatrical stories. Today's member: Arthur Goldstein, a New York City public school teacher who brings students to shows via the TDF Introduction to Theatre arts education program --- Traditionally these Meet the Member columns have been structured as Q&As. But Arthur is such a compelling and...
Your Guide to January Theatre Festivals
Friday, January 05, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 5, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Catch cutting-edge performances at these five annual fests --- If it weren't for the weather, you'd think it was summer due to all the performance festivals taking place this month. Adventurous theatregoers can check out experimental, mixed-genre, multimedia, and even international works at bargain-basement prices. The only rub: There's so much to...
Opera Is Becoming More Diverse. It's About Time.
Thursday, January 04, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 4, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How composers of color are pushing the genre in new directions --- I moved to New York City in 2011 to be a theatre journalist, and in addition to becoming a bona fide Broadway baby, I also planned to regularly attend the other "high" performing arts: dance, the symphony, and especially the opera. Yet I soon gave up on becoming a connoisseur of the...
Got Any Questions for Two 'Bronx Tale' Stars?
Wednesday, January 03, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 3, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Join Richard H. Blake and Adam Kaplan in a live online chat --- For our second Facebook Live artist chat, we're getting the behind-the-scenes scoop on the hit Broadway musical A Bronx Tale from two of its stars: Richard H. Blake and Adam Kaplan. The actors are longtime friends, so it's kismet that Blake is playing Kaplan's concerned father in this...
I Don't Understand, But I Totally Get It
Tuesday, January 02, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Jan 2, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Why this theatre lover enjoys seeing shows in languages he doesn't know --- When I tell people that one of the best productions I've ever experienced was a five-hour adaption of Shakespeare's history plays performed entirely in Dutch, they sometimes assume I'm an idiot, full of sound and fury. But I find seeing theatre in a language I don't understand...
My Best Stage Door Experiences
Friday, December 29, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Dec 29, 2017  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A theatre lover shares her favorite post-show interactions with stars --- This past summer, there was much ado surrounding stage dooring after Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Ben Platt and rock star turned Kinky Boots lead Brendon Urie took to social media to explain why they couldn't always greet fans. While I certainly understand and respect any actor's...
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