This Elephant Is Always in the Room
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Monday, April 16, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
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Why director Jo Bonney has a dead animal haunt the characters in Mlima's Tale --- In Lynn Nottage's world-premiere drama Mlima's Tale at the Public Theater, the title character is murdered in the opening scene. And yet Mlima -- a big-tusked African elephant portrayed by Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah -- remains a central presence onstage throughout this...
Capturing the Complex Tone of 'Carousel' Through Dance
By SUSAN REITER
Friday, April 13, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Ballet star Justin Peck on making his Broadway debut as choreographer --- Although Justin Peck has been a boldface name in the dance world for a number of years, the revival of Carousel at the Imperial Theatre marks his Broadway debut as choreographer. The 30-year-old joined New York City Ballet as a dancer in 2006 and was promoted to soloist seven...
WATCH: Gibney - Dance Performances and So Much More
By LAUREN PHOENIX KAY
Thursday, April 12, 2018  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 12, 2018  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
At TDF we do much more than just sell tickets. We help build audiences by showcasing a wide range of performances and sharing peeks at the creative process. To that end, this spring we are partnering with Gibney so you can get to know this downtown dance hub via a series of short documentaries. Go behind the scenes at Gibney's two studios to see what...
WATCH: Chita Rivera Sing "Somewhere" at the Olivier Awards
Thursday, April 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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ICYMI London's annual Olivier Awards, aka the British Tonys, took place last Sunday. The ceremony at Royal Albert Hall featured lots of live performances, including the opening number of the West End incarnation of Hamilton and a tribute to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. But two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera belting out "Somewhere" from...
'Symphonie Fantastique' as Rorschach Test
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Puppeteer Basil Twist revives the abstract show that launched his career --- The other night, MacArthur "genius grant"-winning puppet master Basil Twist spotted a face in his aquatic ballet Symphonie Fantastique, currently enjoying a 20th-anniversary run at HERE Arts Center. Considering Twist conceived the hour-long spectacle as an abstract work set...
How Can You Be a Mom When Deportation Looms?
By HOWARD SHERMAN
Tuesday, April 10, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 10, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega plays an undocumented immigrant in the new musical Miss You Like Hell --- Mother-daughter relationships in musicals -- as in life -- are often complex and combative (see Gypsy). But the interactions between the mother and daughter at the center of Miss You Like Hell, currently playing at the Public Theater, are particularly...
Rapping About Smashing the Patriarchy
By JOSE SOLÍS
Monday, April 09, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The Q Brothers give Lysistrata a feminist hip-hop makeover --- Lots of theatre-makers update the classics but only the Chicago-based Q Brothers specialize in "add-rap-tations:" contemporary hip-hop reimaginings of iconic texts. Their playful and inventive takes on The Comedy of Errors, rechristened The Bomb-itty of Errors, and Othello: the Remix both...
How Do You Dance to Federico García Lorca?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, April 06, 2018  •   Dance  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Apr 6, 2018  •   Dance  •    3 comments Share This
Ballet Hispánico presents two world premieres inspired by the Spanish writer --- "I'm trying to branch out the awareness of what it is to be Latino in all its fabulousness -- not just from iconic representations or stereotypes from the past," says Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. Founded in 1970, the...
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