As Two Families Fight, He Makes Funny Remarks on the Sidelines
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 27, 2020  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Veteran character actor Patrick Breen on starring in The Perplexed at Manhattan Theatre Club --- Patrick Breen sets the darkly humorous tone for Manhattan Theatre Club's The Perplexed, Richard Greenberg's world-premiere play about two warring Jewish families reunited at the drama-filled wedding of their children. As James Arlen, a once-promising novelist...
Lip-Syncing Someone Else's Life
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, February 25, 2020  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Feb 25, 2020  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Obie winner Deirdre O'Connell tackles her greatest acting challenge yet in Dana H at the Vineyard Theatre --- When Lucas Hnath first approached Deirdre O'Connell about portraying his mother in his one-woman play Dana H, she was wary. It's not that she was scared of playing the playwright's mom—she'd actually done it before, in a workshop of...
You've Never Seen Beth Malone—or Molly Brown—Like This
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, February 24, 2020  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee talks about starring in the revisal of The Unsinkable Molly Brown --- Having been raised in the Rocky Mountain State, Beth Malone grew up on the legend of Molly Brown: the "unsinkable" Titanic survivor who used her Colorado gold-rush fortune to help the poor, spearhead the juvenile court system and run for office before women even...
Why Young Jean Lee Wants to Ease Your Pain
By DAVID COTE
Friday, February 21, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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The button-pushing playwright returns to a 2011 cabaret experiment, but takes herself off the stage In 2018, Young Jean Lee became the first Asian American woman to have a play produced on Broadway with Straight White Men at Second Stage Theater. But before she shattered that glass ceiling, the Korean American writer-director spent 16 years creating...
Can You Solve the Mystery of 'The Headlands?'
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, February 20, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Christopher Chen talks about his latest puzzle of a play, which is having its world premiere at Lincoln Center --- Henry (Aaron Yoo), the narrator and central character of The Headlands at Lincoln Center Theater, is a San Francisco software engineer with an unusual hobby: He likes to investigate cold cases for kicks. At the outset of the play, he...
A Play about Family, History, Genocide and Rock 'n' Roll
By CAROLINE CAO
Wednesday, February 19, 2020  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 19, 2020  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Obie winner Chay Yew on directing Cambodian Rock Band at Signature Theatre --- A few years ago, when Lauren Yee approached Chay Yew about directing the world premiere of her play Cambodian Rock Band at South Coast Repertory, he couldn't envision how it would work on stage. The puzzle of figuring it out is exactly why he signed on. "I always look at...
5 Shows That Spotlight Great Women in History
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, February 18, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly and Molly Brown are just a handful of the sheroes being celebrated on New York stages --- When I was asked to write a book about the history of feminist theatre, my first thought was, just one? I had been studying, writing and talking about the subject for years—I didn't know how I would manage to fit everything I...
Think You Know Frankenstein? You've Never Seen Him Like This
By REGINA ROBBINS
Friday, February 14, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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African American actress Stephanie Berry plays the creature and his creator in this new production at Classic Stage Company --- The original mad scientist story, Frankenstein, is alive on stage once more, but this stripped-down interpretation is a bold new experiment. Tristan Bernays' two-actor adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconic 1818 tale—which...
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