You May Recognize Some Songs But You've Never Seen This Musical
Friday, November 17, 2017  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The Mad Ones finally makes it to Off-Broadway --- If you search for the song "Run Away With Me" by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk on YouTube, you'll find viral versions by Broadway stars such as Jeremy Jordan (886K views), Michael Arden (397K views), and Aaron Tveit (1.2 million views). Those stats would be impressive for any show-tune video,...
What's It Like to Have Tourette Syndrome?
Thursday, November 16, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
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A new solo shows offers a visceral, video-enhanced experience of the condition --- Performer and playwright Gardiner Comfort has Tourette syndrome, a tic disorder that causes a range of involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. When developing his autobiographical solo show about living with the condition, he knew he wanted to do more than...
Why I Love 'Small' Theatre
Wednesday, November 15, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 15, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A tribute to those "little" shows far too few see --- I've always had a fascination with small things. As a child, I briefly collected foreign stamps, clear marbles, shiny pennies, tiny seashells, smooth stones, refrigerators magnets, and even miniature figurines like Laura did in The Glass Menagerie. I'm sure Freud would have a field day with this...
Who Has Two Shows Running Off-Broadway Right Now?
Tuesday, November 14, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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With plays at Roundabout and Manhattan Theatre Club, Anna Ziegler's a writer to watch --- For playwrights, having one show Off-Broadway is a thrill. But two plays running simultaneously at prestigious institutions like Manhattan Theatre Club and the Roundabout Theatre Company? Now that's a coup de théâtre. "It's been the busiest stretch...
It's a Play, Not a History Lesson
Monday, November 13, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 13, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning dramatist Richard Nelson reflects on the early days of Shakespeare in the Park --- A beloved summer tradition for theatregoers, the Public Theater's free, star-studded Shakespeare in the Park may seem as old as Central Park itself. But in the late 1950s, the New York Shakespeare Festival (as it was originally known) was still a nascent...
Why This 1992 Play Still Feels Fresh
Friday, November 10, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How What We're Up Against examines office sexism --- The timing of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against is uncanny. Although the dark comedy about a woman fighting for her due in an overwhelmingly male workplace was written in 1992, it's enjoying a belated New York premiere at a moment when stories about men abusing their power are breaking almost...
Her Career Had Stalled, Now She Barely Rests
Thursday, November 09, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Susan Soon He Stanton has two shows running this month --- Susan Soon He Stanton doesn't sleep much these days. Her world-premiere play SOLSTICE PARTY! is running at A.R.T./New York Theatres, while Today Is My Birthday is prepping for a late November opening at New Ohio Theater. Plus she's a staff writer for HBO's upcoming series Succession,...
Why Haven't You Heard of Ana Caro?
Wednesday, November 08, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 8, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Repertorio Español resurrects the work of Spanish Golden Age female playwrights --- Leonor, the protagonist of Valor, agravio y mujer (Courage, Betrayal, and a Woman Scorned), has all the makings of a contemporary shero. When her lover betrays her, she puts on pants and exacts revenge. Leonor's intellect, way with words, and sophisticated worldview...
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