Brush Up Your Shakespur
Tuesday, June 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Jun 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
How the Bard inspired a Wild West musical comedy --- Though it's categorized as a comedy and ends with multiple weddings, Measure for Measure has long been considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays." It's a morally complex tale rife with abuse of power, sexual blackmail and some seriously toxic masculinity as corrupt judge Angelo demands nun...
Tony Award Winners 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Sun Jun 10, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles hosted the Tony Awards tonight at Radio City Music Hall and we've got the complete list of winners below. (Click here for the list of nominees.) If you put The Band's Visit down for pretty much everything it was nominated for, you probably won your Tony pool! The tuner took home 10 awards, including Best Musical, Best...
A Woolf in Experimental Clothing
Friday, June 08, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 8, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Elevator Repair Service sends up and adds on to Albee's seminal play --- Obie-winning avant-garde theatre company Elevator Repair Service (ERS) is known for deconstructing classics and transforming them into bold new works, whether it's an eight-hour reimagining of The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises with dance breaks or a screwball comedy take...
These Men Are Making New Moves
Thursday, June 07, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 7, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
How 10 Hairy Legs breaks gender stereotypes in dance --- Randy James, the founding artistic director of 10 Hairy Legs (10HL), was watching his dancers run through their Baryshnikov Arts Center program, which runs June 7 to 10. His stance was wide and commanding but his face was alight as he observed the swirl of movement. A smile flashed across his...
Time for a New Exit Strategy
Wednesday, June 06, 2018  •   Broadway  •    8 comments Share This
Wed Jun 6, 2018  •   Broadway  •    8 comments Share This
Leaving the theatre shouldn't feel like a competition --- Pre-show announcements prompt theatre audiences to turn off their cell phones and unwrap any hard candies. But I think what we urgently need are post-show etiquette reminders, specifically how to exit the theatre in a way that doesn't feel like we're all trying to flee the zombie apocalypse....
Tony Kushner on Theatre in America
Tuesday, June 05, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jun 5, 2018  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
The playwright talks Angels, access and the future of culture in this country --- It's a year of meaningful theatre milestones: TDF is turning 50 as Tony Kushner's magnum opus, the two-part, Pulitzer Prize-winning epic Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, enjoys its 25th anniversary production on Broadway. We are thrilled that he...
Examining the Human Toll of Income Inequality
Monday, June 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tony-winning director Doug Hughes embraces the moral quandaries in Dan Cody's Yacht --- Director Doug Hughes vividly remembers the day he met playwright Anthony Giardina. A blizzard was swirling outside and Hughes, then a young associate artistic director for Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), was at home reading scripts when he came across Giardina's...
Drama Desk Winners for 2018
Sunday, June 03, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Jun 3, 2018  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Michael Urie hosted the Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall tonight and we've got the complete list of winners below. Unlike next week's Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway productions, the Drama Desk considers all New York City theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off. That said, many of the big winners were Broadway productions, including SpongeBob...
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