Kathleen Chalfant on Her Extraordinary Off-Broadway Adventures
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, November 04, 2019  •   Acting  •    4 comments Share This
Mon Nov 4, 2019  •   Acting  •    4 comments Share This
The star of the solo play A Woman of the World chats about her illustrious stage career --- As her Lifetime Achievement Obie Award last year reaffirmed, Kathleen Chalfant has long been Off-Broadway's most valuable player. Although some may know her from TV (The Affair, House of Cards) or Broadway (she earned a Tony nomination for her work in the original...
Yes, This Is What It Was Like to Be a Lesbian in the '80s
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, October 31, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 31, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Marga Gomez sparks a queer awakening in a new play at Ars Nova --- Marga Gomez isn't used to playing with others. Over the course of her 35-year career as an actor and stand-up comic, she's written and performed in 13 solo shows, and was even dubbed "the lesbian Lenny Bruce" by Robin Williams. But though she usually works alone, she couldn't pass...
Finding the Drama in Cooking and Conversation
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, October 30, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Richard Nelson continues his poignant exploration of a changing America with his latest Rhinebeck Panorama play --- Don't come to The Michaels hungry -- at least not for food. As with the previous naturalistic dramas in writer-director Richard Nelson's Rhinebeck Panorama (The Apple Family Plays tetralogy, The Gabriels trilogy), his latest play at...
11 Dance Performances to See This November
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, October 29, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 29, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Catch international companies, Broadway choreographers and politically minded pieces --- This month's roundup of intriguing dance events includes pieces from three choreographers who've worked on Broadway; visiting companies from New Zealand, Ireland and Spain; politically charged programs and a celebration of Merce Cunningham as his centennial draws...
Let's Geek Out Over Live TV Musicals
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 28, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    3 comments Share This
Mon Oct 28, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    3 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Live TV musicals -- which ones floundered, which ones went swimmingly and our hopes...
Paul Hilton Can Hear You Crying and That's Okay
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, October 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Oct 25, 2019  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
The veteran British actor talks about making his Broadway debut in The Inheritance --- Paul Hilton always hears weeping when his character, Walter Poole, tries to explain to his younger friend Eric Glass (Kyle Soller) what it was like living through the AIDS crisis in the '80s. The heartbreaking monologue closes out Act I of The Inheritance, Matthew...
Putting the Refugee Experience on Stage
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, October 24, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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This season, a striking number of new (and returning) plays are exploring the plight of the displaced --- Arian Moayed, who was only five years old when he and his family left post-revolutionary Iran, was so moved by "the incredible images and heartbreaking stories" coming from asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border that he felt compelled to do...
What to Expect from Paul Taylor's Fall Season at Lincoln Center
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 24, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 24, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
A tribute to its late founder, the lineup includes dances that haven't been seen in decades, and farewell performances by four longtime company members --- Paul Taylor American Modern Dance leaps into autumn with its first-ever fall (as opposed to spring) season at Lincoln Center, running October 29 to November 17. Curated by newly minted artistic...
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