Yes, You Should Take Preschoolers to the Theatre
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, December 23, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 23, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why it's important to start kids' theatregoing adventures early --- For a family as stage-centric as ours (I'm the only non-Equity adult), one question arises the minute new members are born into it: How soon can we take them to the theatre? Three decades ago, I waited two and a half years to initiate my daughter, Laurel. When her father was cast...
Why Rebecca Taichman Just Can't Get Enough of 'Sing Street'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, December 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 20, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How the Tony-winning director was instrumental in bringing this cult movie musical to the stage --- Rebecca Taichman isn't just the director of Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop, she's its instigator. After watching John Carney's undersung 2016 movie musical of the same name on Netflix, she knew immediately that she wanted to turn it into a...
This Aspiring Dancer Had Never Seen a Professional Dance Performance Until TDF
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, December 19, 2019  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 19, 2019  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
How TDF's Introduction to Dance program changed Antonio Rosario-Richardson's life --- Brooklyn native Antonio Rosario-Richardson first fell in love with dancing at age 8, when Ballet Tech conducted a six-week workshop at his elementary school. Since then, he's studied a variety of styles, initially at Dance Atlantic Inc., now at Talent Unlimited High...
From 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' to Monumental Theatre
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, December 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 19, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Emmy winner Luke Kirby returns to the New York stage in an epic production of a rarely seen play --- To fans of Slings and Arrows—a cult TV comedy about the behind-the-scenes drama at a Canadian theatre festival—it may sound like a lost plotline to hear that Luke Kirby is performing in an avant-garde production of a play by a dramatist...
You've Never Seen a 'Nutcracker' Like This
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, December 18, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 18, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tap genius Michelle Dorrance puts her stamp on the famous Christmas ballet --- There is a cornucopia of Nutcrackers twirling all over New York this holiday season, but none as exuberant as Michelle Dorrance's tap-dancing take on the Christmas staple. Set to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's jazzy interpretation of Tchaikovsky's iconic score, The...
Yiddish Culture Is Alive and Well and Playing in New York
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, December 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
This December, two festivals and a musical revival prove Yiddish culture is enjoying a remarkable resurgence --- The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin), the first work of Yiddish theatre ever presented in America, is back on stage in New York 136 years after its U.S. premiere. While the musical features an eccentric cast of characters, including a flamboyant...
Why Don't More Women Wear My Dress Size on Broadway?
By MEG MASSERON
Friday, December 13, 2019  •   Broadway  •    6 comments Share This
Fri Dec 13, 2019  •   Broadway  •    6 comments Share This
A theatre lover weighs in on the lack of size diversity in the industry --- As a musical-loving teen, I spent countless hours imagining myself as my favorite Broadway heroines. But my fantasies evaporated whenever I looked in the mirror. I'd never seen a Christine in The Phantom of the Opera or a Belle in Beauty and the Beast or an Eliza Doolittle...
As a Black Man with HIV, He Didn't See Himself On Stage, So He Wrote a Play
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, December 11, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 11, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Donja R. Love discusses his "super personal" world premiere --- According to a recent CDC fact sheet, if current trends persist, one in two African-American gay or bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV. That statistic is a stark reminder that the epidemic is far from over, especially in the black community. Yet on stage, lauded plays about HIV/AIDS...
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