Growing Up in Puerto Rico, Broadway Felt So Far Away. TDF Helped Bring it Closer
By ALICIA RAMÍREZ
Tuesday, October 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Oct 22, 2019  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
A Latinx theatre fan recounts the barriers she had to break through in order to attend shows --- I first fell in love with Broadway musicals listening to the original cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights in my house in Puerto Rico. I was enthralled by the opening notes of the title song, marked by the beat of the palitos right before...
This Broadway Actress Never Worked in a Restaurant…Until Now
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 21, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Krysta Rodriguez talks about her fiery role in the new comedy Seared at MCC Theater --- Although other characters Krysta Rodriguez has portrayed may have seemed more likable, the 35-year-old actress feels a kinship with Emily, the no-nonsense restaurant consultant she plays in Theresa Rebeck's new comedy Seared. "She is close to me in a lot of ways,"...
Who Tells Your Story? You Do at FLS Academy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, October 18, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Oct 18, 2019  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Lin-Manuel Miranda's freestyle love supreme ends in January, but its sister school is here to stay and open to all --- Don't be surprised if you find yourself tearing up at Broadway's freestyle love supreme. Although the hip-hop musical improv show is mostly comedic, there are segments designed to elicit a mix of emotions, particularly a bit in which...
How Yiddish 'Fiddler' Brought Me Closer to My Family
By DANIEL GUSS
Thursday, October 17, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Oct 17, 2019  •   Musicals  •    2 comments Share This
I was unprepared for how the current revival would affect me --- From the moment I heard about Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, I knew I had to see it. Just as rereading a favorite book reveals changes in one's perspectives, my encounters with Fiddler have been opportunities to check in with earlier versions of myself. I'd seen the show six times,...
How Do You Translate Desire and Longing Into Theatre?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 16, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 16, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Performer and playwright Edgar Oliver conjures a lost friend and a lost city in VICTOR --- Over the summer I ran into playwright, poet and performer Edgar Oliver on the street. We'd met a few times before, so I greeted him with "Edgar! Hello!," perhaps too exuberantly. Unsure whether he remembered me, I added, "I am Eliza. I love your plays!" and...
Resurrecting the Woman Who Raised Him
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, October 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Andy Bragen revisits the last years of his mother's life in Notes on My Mother's Decline --- On some nights, Notes on My Mother's Decline feels as much like a memorial service as a show. Although the two characters in Andy Bragen's play are not named, the writer makes it clear that they are based on himself and his late mother, Eugenia M. Bragen....
How an Unknown Actor Came to Star Opposite Mary-Louise Parker
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Tuesday, October 15, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Will Hochman talks about making his Broadway debut in the two-character play The Sound Inside --- Will Hochman had only appeared in two professional stage productions before he found himself sitting with three of the most accomplished theatre artists working today. "It was David Cromer, who would go on to win the Tony [for directing The Band's Visit]...
Why Is This Couple Dressing Up and Sword Fighting?
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, October 11, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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A new romantic comedy puts live-action role-playing center stage --- There are adults who meet for poker; some play chess; others host book clubs. But the protagonists of Liba Vaynberg's new romantic comedy Round Table at 59E59 Theaters indulge in LARPing. That's an acronym for live-action role-playing, with participants masquerading as knights, fairies,...
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