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See Free Dance Downtown
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, August 10, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 10, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
The Battery Dance Festival showcases genres from around the globe --- Although the Financial District traditionally inspires images of affluence not the performing arts, Battery Dance founder Jonathan Hollander had a different vision. For the choreographer, the neighborhood was "a no-brainer," he says. "When we opened in 1976, we were located on Stone...
Saying Goodbye to Her 'Gloria' Days
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, August 08, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 8, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
How the soon-to-close 'On Your Feet!' has kept star Ana Villafañe on her toes --- After almost two years of encouraging audiences to literally dance in the aisles, the bio-musical On Your Feet!, about multi Grammy Award-winning music makers Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is set to close on August 20. While all of the original leads have come and...
WATCH: What Is Site-Specific?
By ANDREW BLOCK
Monday, August 07, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 7, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check out "Site-Specific," which we made with our friends at Kinesis Project Dance Theatre. The video was directed by Andrew Block; shot and edited by Scott Fetterman; and features Zoe Allocco, Cassandra Cotta, Zachary Leigh Denison, Michelle Amara Micca, Melissa...
Want to Take a Summer Theatre Weekend Trip?
By SUZY EVANS
Friday, August 04, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 4, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Here are highlights at various out-of-town culture spots in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires, and beyond --- While there are still plenty of shows to see in New York this summer, August is a prime time to catch theatre outside the city. The Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival are just two of the destinations where...
New Moves for a Revered Summer Dance Festival
By SUSAN REITER
Tuesday, August 01, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Aug 1, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Jacob's Pillow debuts a new director and a new studio --- One of the busiest and most creative dance destinations during summer is the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, where decades of venerable history coexist with contemporary energy and innovation. This year the Pillow, as dance regulars call it, marks its 85th season with some...
Which Female Playwright Has Been Called the Irish Chekhov?
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, July 31, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 31, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why the Mint Theater continues to champion Teresa Deevy --- As the producing artistic director of the Mint Theater Company, which specializes in mounting neglected plays from the past, Jonathan Bank is in the business of revitalizing forgotten dramatists. But he admits he's unlikely to find another "lost" scribe like Teresa Deevy. "She is the most...
Why Midsummer Is Always On My Mind
By DREW PISARRA
Thursday, July 27, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jul 27, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
This is the Shakespeare show that won't let me go --- On Facebook, my friends constantly share which rappers or Real Housewives best reflect their very essence. As for me, I'm not a fan of personality quizzes -- I don't want to be Vanilla Ice or Vicki Gunvalson! -- but if there were one built around Shakespeare's plays, I'm sure I would be pegged...
Wait, What Reality Am I In?
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, July 26, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 26, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
How a pair of actors are tackling a new time-hopping play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles How do actors navigate a play in which one character can manipulate time with a remote control, changing the action -- and therefore everyone's reactions -- a smidge, or a lot? Such is the...
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