Debra Monk Adds Another Loopy Character to Her Collection
Wednesday, February 14, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony winner goes on a dysfunctional family road trip in Amy and the Orphans --- When director Scott Ellis calls Debra Monk, the actress listens. After all, he's directed her in numerous shows over the past three decades, including the Broadway musicals Steel Pier and Curtains, for which she earned Tony nominations. But this time around, he reached...
Jayne Houdyshell Gets Politically Incorrect
Tuesday, February 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony winner shows her down-and-dirty side as an embattled feminist in Relevance --- If Jayne Houdyshell's life were the subject of a suspense novel, the central mystery would be: Where was she before 2004? That's when she got her big break at age 50 in Lisa Kron's Well at the Public Theater, portraying the author's chronically ill, semi-tragic...
Why Does This Opera Have So Much Cursing?
Monday, February 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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Jerry Springer – The Opera offers pathos and profanity --- If it weren't for the frequent streams of expletives, the choral refrains of Jerry Springer – The Opera might work at the Metropolitan. But given the raunchy subject matter and all those f-bombs, this musical is much more at home Off-Broadway, where it's currently running at the...
WATCH: A Backstage Peek at 'Kinky Boots'
Monday, February 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 12, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How TKTS by TDF helped celebrate the Broadway musical's 2,000th performance --- The Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots recently celebrated its 2,000th performance on Broadway, and we were thrilled to be part of the festivities by having original cast member John Jeffrey Martin take over our TKTS by TDF Instragram feed. Throughout the two-show day, Martin...
What Goes on Inside a Modern Woman's Mind?
Friday, February 09, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 9, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Kate Benson and director Lee Sunday Evans deliver a feminist take on the rom-com --- When [PORTO] begins, there's nothing to see. The theatre stays dark and the curtain doesn't rise. Then an unidentified voice over the God Mic starts describing how sausage gets made in such excruciating detail that some audience members audibly groan. According...
He's Playing Everyone In His Life But Himself
Thursday, February 08, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 8, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mashuq Mushtaq Deen shares a unique perspective on his gender transition --- In 2005, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen embraced his true identity as he began transitioning from female to male. Unfortunately, his conservative Muslim Indian family wasn't as enthusiastic. In fact, they refused to speak to him for two years. "I was busy saying, 'Why can't you accept...
How Do You Tell an Ugly Story About Our Country?
Wednesday, February 07, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
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A new play examines the 1918 lynchings of Mary Turner and her husband --- A hundred years ago in Valdosta, Georgia, at least a dozen African Americans were lynched within a few days of one another. One of them, Mary Turner, was 20 years old and eight months pregnant. "I was surprised I'd never heard the story before," says LeKethia Dalcoe, an actor,...
Hayley Mills Is Having a Very Grown-Up Party
Tuesday, February 06, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The former child star returns to the stage in a new dark comedy --- Hayley Mills rocketed to fame as a teen in the 1960s in the Disney movies The Parent Trap and Pollyanna. But though she's the name draw in the all-female comedy Party Face, currently running at City Center Stage II, she's not demanding star treatment. In fact, she's sharing a tiny...
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