An Unlikely Master of an Ancient Japanese Art Form
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Thursday, January 09, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 9, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Katsura Sunshine is introducing New York audiences to the timeless comedy of rakugo --- How did Katsura Sunshine, a white guy from Canada, become a master of rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of storytelling? It's a quirky tale which he recounts with self-deprecating humor along with fables in his "sit-down comedy" solo show Katsura Sunshine's...
A Man Out of My Dreams
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Wednesday, January 08, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 8, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
A longtime theatregoer recalls a life-changing realization he had at a production of Oklahoma! --- "Did seeing theatre when you were a kid make you gay?" I've been asked that question—both seriously and in jest—more times than I can count, by strangers and loved ones alike. The answer is no, of course not! And yet, an early theatregoing...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Bronx Theatres
By JOSE SOLÍS
Tuesday, January 07, 2020  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jan 7, 2020  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    2 comments Share This
Where to see shows, dance performances, concerts and family entertainment in the borough --- The boogie down borough is well-known for the Yankees and the Zoo, but it's live arts scene deserves attention, too. From venerable Latinx companies, to youth troupes, to two colleges with robust performing arts programming, the offerings at these Bronx venues...
My New Year's Resolutions, All Inspired by Show Tunes
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, January 03, 2020  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 3, 2020  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
How I'm letting Broadway help me make 2020 a success --- "What will this day be like? I wonder. What will my future be? I wonder." Like Maria in The Sound of Music, who sings those lines in "I Have Confidence," I spend a lot of time wondering what tomorrow has in store. Every New Year's, my pondering goes into overdrive as I set my resolutions...
Shining a Spotlight on Artists with Disabilities at Under the Radar
By GERARD RAYMOND
Thursday, January 02, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 2, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The latest edition of The Public Theater's performance festival is more inclusive than ever --- The Public Theater's annual Under the Radar festival has always been about breaking boundaries by highlighting cutting-edge artists from around the globe. For its 16th edition, which runs January 8 to 19 at The Public and a smattering of partner venues,...
12 Dance Performances to See This January
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, December 31, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 31, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The return of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, New York City Ballet's new season, international companies and more --- Welcome to a new year of eclectic dance performances. January brings three disparate Swan Lakes, including the return of Matthew Bourne's radical interpretation; plus diverse dance showcases at the Joyce and the 92nd Street Y; international...
Legendary Broadway Songwriter Jerry Herman Dies at 88
Friday, December 27, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 27, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A proud master of the hummable show tune, he wrote Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles and more We woke up to the sad news that Jerry Herman passed away late yesterday. Broadway lovers know him as the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles and other optimistic, heartwarming shows. His style and subject matter, which...
Why Diane Paulus Was Willing to Do Anything to Direct 'Jagged Little Pill'
By JEN GUSHUE
Friday, December 27, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 27, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How the Tony winner helped transform an iconic '90s album into a new Broadway musical --- In an industry in which theatre directors are often approached by producers with finalized scripts in hand, Diane Paulus appreciates more of a blank slate. The Tony Award winner (for Pippin) and Broadway vet (Hair, Finding Neverland, Porgy and Bess) enjoys joining...
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