When's the Last Time You Saw Asian-American Southerners On Stage?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, January 29, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 29, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Leah Nanako Winkler on her new play God Said This --- Leah Nanako Winkler started writing God Said This while keeping her cancer-stricken mother company during chemotherapy sessions in Kentucky. "It just came out," the playwright recalls -- though not all at once. Each week Winkler traveled between the Bluegrass State where she grew up and her current...
WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'Rent' on Fox
Sunday, January 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Jan 27, 2019  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Well, Rent on Fox wasn't exactly live, but the show still went on, mostly using prerecorded footage from its dress rehearsal, which is when star Brennin Hunt broke his foot preventing him from participating in a live performance. During the first commercial break the entire cast, including Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jordan Fisher, Tinashe...
How Do You Go From 40 to 60 to 10 in 100 Minutes?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 25, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 25, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Two-time Tony nominee Johanna Day talks about starring in the nonlinear play Joan --- Last fall when Johanna Day's agent called her about doing Stephen Belber's new play Joan, she immediately shut him down. "I said, 'No, I'm not doing it, and don't send it to me because I know I'll like it because it's Stephen Belber,'" she recalls. A lauded stage...
How Female Medieval Saints Inspired a New Dark Comedy
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, January 24, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 24, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Jessica Dickey on her world-premiere play The Convent --- The residents of The Convent, Jessica Dickey's new dark comedy at A.R.T./New York Theatres, aren't your typical nuns. In fact, most of them aren't nuns at all, but 21st-century women who have come to a feminist retreat in rural France seeking a fresh start. Some are coping with grief; others...
Meet Brazil's Premier Modern Dance Company
By SUSAN REITER
Wednesday, January 23, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 23, 2019  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Grupo Corpo brings two startlingly different works to BAM --- Keeping a modern dance company alive and thriving for more than four decades is quite a feat -- especially in a city that isn't exactly an internationally renowned cultural center. Based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 200 miles north of Rio de Janeiro, Grupo Corpo was founded in 1975 by a group...
He May Be British, But He Totally Gets Angry American Men
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Tuesday, January 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
James Macdonald on directing Sam Shepard's True West on Broadway --- Takedowns of toxic masculinity are all the rage these days, but the way it implodes on stage in Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's True West is positively cathartic. "What's glorious about this play is that Sam's really prepared to dig into weakness...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: NYC Companies Showcasing Artists with Disabilities
By ALEJANDRA OSPINA
Monday, January 21, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Jan 21, 2019  •   5 Theatres to Know  •    2 comments Share This
Where to see shows that value accessibility on both sides of the footlights --- According to the most recent statistics, more than 40 million Americans have a disability, and 948,208 are residents of NYC. That's about 11.2% of our city's population. As a disabled New Yorker interested in theatre, I'm not just concerned about accessibility as an audience...
How Enslaved Women Helped Give Birth to Modern-Day Gynecology
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, January 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the complicated legacy of Dr. J. Marion Sims --- Naomi Lorrain always hears groans from the audience when her character, Philomena, undergoes a gynecological examination in Behind the Sheet, a new drama at Ensemble Studio Theatre. "I can hear them exhale and go 'ugh' -- especially a lot of the women," she says. "They cross their...
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