Holiday Theatre Hot List! 2019
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The holiday season has officially arrived and seeing shows with your loved ones is a great way to celebrate. We've rounded up a dozen festive productions for different types of audiences, so whether you're with the kids, out on a date, or looking to drink, laugh or sing along, there's a production for you. At press time, many of these shows were offering...
How Seeing Shows Is Changing These Veterans
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Three participants in the TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program talk about the impact it's had on their lives --- James Faulkner recalls his wife and daughter going to the theatre, but the Korean War veteran admits he didn't join in. "I never did go with them there, or to the Statue of Liberty or, you know, a lot of places," he says, explaining his experience...
What Makes Site-Specific Revivals So Powerful?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    5 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: The coolest site-specific...
Why It's Important That a Black Actress Play Jimmy Carter
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, November 20, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 20, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Susan Lambert Hatem talks about her unconventional political history play --- A young man wants to know how it really went down in "the room where it happened." No, it's not a scene from Hamilton; it's from Susan Lambert Hatem's play Confidence (and The Speech), currently running at Theatre Row. Like Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash-hit musical,...
Why Broadway's 'A Christmas Carol' Isn't What You'd Expect
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 20, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 20, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning scenic and costume designer Rob Howell discusses his nontraditional take on the holiday staple --- When director Matthew Warchus approached his longtime collaborator, scenic and costume designer Rob Howell, about doing a theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, they only knew what they didn't want to see: a conventional...
Who Was Marie Curie's Amazing BFF?
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, November 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany on playing two remarkable women in science --- If Marie Curie is just a name to you, you're not alone. Francesca Faridany admits she didn't know much about the two-time Nobel Prize-winning physicist and chemist until she landed the title role in Lauren Gunderson's The Half-Life of Marie Curie. Currently running...
Why Bedlam's 'The Crucible' Will Surprise You
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, November 15, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 15, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The lauded theatre company puts its singular stamp on the Arthur Miller classic --- Even before it begins, Bedlam's take on Arthur Miller's The Crucible is meant to jar. The sparse Connelly Theater stage looks like it could be Puritan New England, which is when this drama about the Salem witch trials takes place. But the lighthearted Muzak filling...
See a Tony Winner in a New Musical in Queens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Thursday, November 14, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 14, 2019  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Cady Huffman on why she had to play the title character in Marguerite --- Cady Huffman may be best known to theatre lovers for her work on Broadway, particularly her Tony-winning turn as the voluptuous Ulla in The Producers. But to her, all the city's a stage. She's done shows in Brooklyn; in the Bronx where she currently lives, she sometimes sings...
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