What Type of Choreography Does a Ballet Dancer, Drag Queen, Pop Star Do?
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, October 10, 2019  •   Choreography  •    0 comments Share This
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Veteran principal dancer James Whiteside makes his American Ballet Theatre choreographic debut --- American Ballet Theatre's fall season is a two-week whirlwind of revelations. The troupe's full-length story ballets are in storage until next spring. From October 16 to 27 at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, ABT's focus is on the fresh and unanticipated. The...
Who's That Hunk Romancing Marisa Tomei?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, October 09, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Emun Elliott on his steamy Broadway debut in Roundabout's revival of The Rose Tattoo --- Scottish actor Emun Elliott came this close to acting on Broadway four years ago. "I did a play called A View from the Bridge," he says, referring to the Young Vic mounting of the Arthur Miller classic, directed by Ivo van Hove. That London production transferred...
One Musical's Epic Quest to Get to Broadway
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, October 08, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 8, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After seven years and multiple incarnations, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical hits Broadway Since 1961, TheaterWorksUSA has toured lit-based shows for young audiences to 49 states and parts of Canada. But the nonprofit's productions never made it to Broadway… until now. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Longacre...
Finding the Heart of an Easy-to-Hate Character
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 07, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Ian Barford on his challenging role in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista on Broadway --- Ian Barford realizes that some audience members may view the 50-year-old divorcé he portrays in Tracy Letts' Linda Vista as "despicable, a misanthrope, a narcissist and probably a nihilist." He feels that way about him too. But the actor also sees his character,...
Something Wickedly Funny This Way Comes
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, October 04, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Oct 4, 2019  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Broadway belter Alysha Umphress on body diversity, romance and her role in Scotland, PA --- Alysha Umphress gets the first word in Scotland, PA, a dark musical comedy based on the eponymous 2001 cult film that transposes Macbeth to a small-town burger joint in 1975. The bloody fun production begins with a crack of lightning and the emergence of three...
Broadway Is His Day Job
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 03, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 3, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Ty Jones is running the Classical Theatre of Harlem while acting in The Great Society --- The timing was perfect. After a four-year stint on Starz's crime drama Power, Ty Jones' special agent character was about to be killed off when he got offered a role in Broadway's The Great Society, no audition required. Make that multiple roles. Jones portrays...
How Grief Helped Bring the Daughters of Two Theatre Luminaries Together
By CAREY PURCELL
Wednesday, October 02, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown discuss their world-premiere collaboration --- Artists often channel their grief into their work, and that's just what playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown have done with of the woman came the beginning of sin and through her we all die, currently running Off-Broadway. Throughout...
Is Everyone in This New England Town Having a Life Crisis?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, October 01, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Jeff Augustin's new play at Manhattan Theatre Club explores multicultural and multigenerational existential dread --- Eisa (Kara Walker), the biracial teen at the center of Jeff Augustin's world premiere The New Englanders at Manhattan Theatre Club, has very different relationships with her two middle-aged dads. Her conversations with Samuel...
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