What Makes Interactive Theatre So Fascinating?
By MARIA INES MARQUES
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things Today, translator and dramaturg Maria Inês Marques geeks out with fellow Yalie dramaturg, Nahuel Telleria, about their shared passion for interactive and immersive productions. The discussion was sparked by their experience at Top Secret International (State 1), which...
The Perfect Set for This Trashy, Classy Story
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 5, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
The design of Pearl Theatre's Vanity Fair --- Yes, of course, the Pearl Theatre Company's production of Vanity Fair is set in a series of high-society homes and schools in the early 19th-century. After all, Kate Hamill's play is adapted from William Makepeace Thackery's classic satirical novel about Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, two women from vastly...
WATCH: Meet Jessica Lang Dance
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, April 03, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 3, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Jessica Lang Dance, where beauty and specificity beckon anyone who watches. ...
Unleashing an Animal at Lincoln Center Theater
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, March 31, 2017  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Mar 31, 2017  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Sarah Ruhl's new play chews through polite behavior --- Even before the bird shows up, there are animals all over How to Transcend a Happy Marriage. In fact, the moment we enter the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, where Lincoln Center Theater is currently presenting Sarah Ruhl's new play, we see a massive goat carcass hanging in an otherwise orderly...
How a Musical Introduced Me to My Heroes
By RONNI KRASNOW
Thursday, March 30, 2017  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Mar 30, 2017  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
A theatre lover's tribute to the songwriting team of Ahrens and Flaherty --- March 23, 2017. That date had been imprinted on my brain for nearly a year: the first preview of Anastasia on Broadway. I bought my ticket the first day they went on sale. I had to be there. After all, I've been at every first performance of every Lynn Ahrens and Stephen...
On Broadway, She's Quietly Honoring Her Mother
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, March 29, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Henny Russell's life informs the politics Oslo --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles The first play veteran character actress Henny Russell appeared in after her mother died was J. T. Rogers' Oslo, about the back-channel negotiations that led to the momentous 1993 handshake between...
He Doesn't Seem So Fictional Now
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, March 28, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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A new play lives in the modern gay moment --- 10 years ago, Christopher Sears's character in Gently Down the Stream might've seemed impossibly fictional. An openly gay, tattoo-covered performance artist named Harry, he not only embraces the elasticity of unconventional relationships, but also craves the domesticity of raising a child. He wants to...
You Can Believe This Play's a Disaster
By JOSH AUSTIN
Tuesday, March 28, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Mar 28, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
The authentic farce of The Play That Goes Wrong --- According to Mark Bell, farce is a high theatrical art. And he should know: As the director of The Play That Goes Wrong – a raucous new Broadway comedy – he spends his days treating the genre with the respect it deserves. "What we're doing is what I call 'clown,'" says Bell. "Which,...
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