Tony Award Winners 2019: 'Hadestown' Wins the Night
By RAVEN SNOOK
Sunday, June 09, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tonys have all been given out, and Hadestown was the big winner, with a total of eight awards, including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for André De Shields, who was born the year before the Tonys debuted 72 years ago. From parody songs -- host James Corden's customized lyrics for "Michael in...
Is 'A Strange Loop' the Most Meta Musical Ever?
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Michael R. Jackson on his unconventional tuner at Playwrights Horizons --- Michael R. Jackson's new musical A Strange Loop, currently at Playwrights Horizons and produced in association with Page 73, focuses on Usher (Larry Owens), a young, black, queer aspiring artist trying to navigate a messy, biased world. As he writes and rewrites a musical about...
Celebrate Pride at These LGBTQ-Themed Shows
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
13 productions to get you in the spirit of Pride Month --- Sure, parades and parties are fun. But as avid theatregoers, my husband and I spend a lot of our Pride Month seeing shows with LGBTQ appeal. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, there's a veritable rainbow of options, including plays about the pioneers who came...
The Long Road of Donald Margulies' 'Long Lost'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 06, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 6, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright returns to NYC after a five-year absence with a twisty tale of two brothers --- Even though Donald Margulies' Long Lost takes place in New York City, a 2015 trip to Tennessee is what inspired him to start writing it. "I received an invitation from the Nashville Repertory Theatre to mentor the playwrights chosen...
The Paul Taylor Dance Company Is 'Bach'
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, June 06, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 6, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
After a 14-month hiatus, the venerable troupe returns with an all-Bach program --- The past year has been a period of major transition for Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (PTAMD). Last August, the troupe's namesake and founder passed away at age 88. Shortly beforehand, he appointed longtime company member Michael Novak as artistic director designate....
When's the Last Time You Saw Poor Teens On Stage?
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, June 04, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Carla Ching's new play Nomad Motel is a different kind of coming-of-age story --- One of the worst days of Carla Ching's life took place when she was living in New York City. At the time, the Los Angeles native was a struggling dramatist working six jobs. Eventually, she decided to move back to her hometown, hoping to find work writing for television....
Drama Desk Award Winners for 2019: Spreading the Love Around
Monday, June 03, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Michael Urie hosted the Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall last night and we've got the complete list of winners below. Unlike this Sunday's Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway productions, the Drama Desk considers all New York City theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off. That said, many of the big winners were Broadway productions, although no...
Why This Playwright Is Taking on a New Role: Director
By FRANK RIZZO
Friday, May 31, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 31, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Christopher Shinn didn't expect to helm the Second Stage revival of his play Dying City, but he's happy to help --- When Lila Neugebauer had to bow out of directing the revival of Christopher Shinn's Dying City at Second Stage Theatre shortly before rehearsals began, the playwright didn't freak out, he stepped up. He wasn't worried that he had only...
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